The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1956 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 24, 1956
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THE MEAT-TWI HOG- Most Economical '''.'.' ~ ' ' M JV • . •MHH , |MMh ;' '' 'MM ' '• To Produce I ABOVE—Grand Champion Pork Carcass Over All, WISCONSIN STATE FAIR - 1955. A MEAT TYPE "HOG WESTERN BUYERS PAYS A PREMIUM PRICE FOR MEAT-TYPE HOGS - DELIVERY ANY WORKING DAY OF THE WEEK AND WE BUY THEM ALL, REGARDLESS OF TYPE . . . Here Are Your Local Representatives RAY KRANTZ Titonka E. K. JOHNSON Fenton DALE DUNDAS Burt MURRAY ELEVATOR & WELP LIVESTOCK - Bancroft GAYLE JOHNSON SWEA CITY MURPHY LIVESTOCK Livermore - LuVerne - Corwith LOU NITZ Lakota-Ledyard WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEV. Whittemore J. B. MERTZ West Bend ALEX RADIG Lone Rock HERMAN NORLAND , Cylinder READ WHAT THE NATIONAL SWINE GROWERS COUNCIL HAS TO SAY. . . . Research studies' have proved that . the meat type hog is the most eeonofrf- 1 ical kind to pr'oduce. Pigs of this type are larger for. their weight in, terms .of bone, muscle and vital organs than; pigs of tile lard type. The sows are as prolific and as good mothers as any '•=.' type of hog ever known. ' i Figures! on the feed required per 100 pounds of gain show that the meat, type hog& will gain as economically as any other type. And certainly they, will produce much more red meat per 1 ; unit of feed. A meat type hpg is not a bacon or lard type, says the National Swine . Growers Council. It is a distinctly new ;•, concept of type, based on a high yield ' of lean cuts of pork. The one outstanding feature that distinguishes meat type from all others is muscular development. Until recent, years, no real attemp^ was made to distinguish between muscle' and fat in evaluating a live hog, either at the market, in livestock shows orvin the breeding pen. . With the present spread in price be- V tween lean < cuts and p{Jrk fat, the ratio of lean to fat is the most important item in determining the value of ; a market hog. Thus arises the necessity for Emphasizing heavy-, muscular development with a mlnirnum of finish. Not Meal Type i, ' Reducing the finish on a lard type hog may improve its value from a market point - of view, but does not make it a meat type hog in any sense, ' l ., particularly not from a breeding point ' pf view. . ,..-.: ,-.„.;_,' . ; . . , Most breeders recognize short, fat overdone hogs for what they are and are selecting away from them. However, there is another kind of, unde- ' sirable hog that is not as easily recognized. He is the hog with adequate length and what appears to be about the right amount of finish, but which, when slaughtered, has. more finish than' expected and very thin / muscular development. He is the meatless hog. The distinguishing features of this meatless hog are generally' fine bone, a narrow stance in both front and rear, a loose jowl, a- flabby middle, a narrow rump and tapering hams with considerable crotch fat. He does possess adequate length, but is sadly lacking in muscular development. In more definite terms, &. meat type ' hog (200-210 pounds live weight) is one whose carcass will measure 29*0 • to 31.0 inches in length/ and from 1.1 to 1.6 inches in average backfat thickness and will have at least 3.75 square inches in the cross section of the loin eye at the tenth rib. He also is the type of hog that can be carried to a heavier weight and still produce a desirable product. Definite Terms The true meat type hog has enough substance and growing ability to reach a market weight of 200 pounds in six 'months or less under farm conditions. He will retain his meatiness while being pushed for rapid gain. This meat type hog is pleasing in appearance. He stands squarely on a sound set of feet and legs; he is firm and smooth and particularly muscular in the ham and loin. • WE'RE RIGHT PROUD TO HAVE HAD OUR 'MEAT-TYPE HOG' . f AD SERIES SELECTED AS THE BEST ADVERTISING IDEA OF 1955 + BY THE IOWA PRESS ASSOCIATION ,., READ THEM MONTHLY! I WESTERN BUYERS YOUR BIST MARKET - SEUIN© TO OVER 200 PROCESSORS OF PORK PHONE 170 * ALQONA, IOWA Ilgqna Upper Be* ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1956 Corn Acreage Allotments In County For '56 Stand ' Perns MONTH - END Clearance! SPECIAL! FIRST QUALITY 60 GAUGE NYLON HOSE 2 Sizes 8 >/2 - 11 SPECIAL! Wrinkle - Resistant Embossed Cotton Sizes: 32-44 SPECIAL! Men's Sanforized CHAAABRAY WORK SHIRTS Long & Short Sleeves! Sizes 14'/2-17 1 00 LADIES' Stretchable NYLON PI I UWIX sizes norm> , long 98 Special! Dacron Filled Pillows [Reduced! Ladies'9 Afl Spring Hats s&n4* *UU TRULQfl PANELS 1 1Q Permanent Finish A • JL t/ Size 41 x 81" Boy's Western Style Jeans 1.66 Men's Cotton Sportshirts S. M. L. 1.00 Boys' Double Knee Jeans Sizes 4-12 1.44 IMPORTED Solingen Scissors Extra Sharp 1.00 Ladies' Nylon Can-Can Slips Sizes S. M. L. 3.98 Washable Rayon Panel Curtains 41 x 81" ea. LADIES New Spring Dressy Dresses Sizes 9-15 12-20 14&-24V4 3.98 Men's Denim "Big-Mac" Jeans Sizes 29-44 1.98 E.O.M. SPECIAL! CANNON TOWELS Stripe & Solid Color Bath Size 2 for.^ f\f\ Face Size 4 for Wash Cloths 8 for 1 E.O.M. SPECIAL! Quick - Drying Infants' Gauze DIAPERS Surgical Type More Comfort for Baby E.O.M. SPECIAL! LADIES' PLASTIC PURSES Large New Selection 1 77 Plus tax Nylon Pricilla Curtains pr. Men's Spring & Summer Caps Ladies' Dressy O Spring Skirts «J» Foam Rubber Fatigue Mats 1.98 Boys' Stripe Overalls size M Ladies' Short Sleeve & Sleeveless Blouses Men's White Cotton Hankies Hemmed Edges i.oo Nylon Panel Curtains ea. 41 x 81" 1.39 Special! Ladies' A Dress Shoes JL« Ladies' Spring Costume Jewelry 1.00 Nylon & Cotton Duster Robes Sizes 10-18 3.44 Ladies' Cotton Half Slips sizess -M.L. 1.33 SPECIAL! Men's Rayon-Acetate DRESS PANTS Charcoal Navy Blue 4.00 Site* SPECIAL) LADIES' NEW SPRING COATS FULL LENGTH _. 16.00 Sizes 8-16 SHORT COATS — 14.00 2 SPECIAL! FIRST QUALITY PIECE GOODS SAVINGS Yards Cotton Chambxay Support Price $1.50; Down 8 Cents From r 55 Lnws governing the conduct of the government's price support, acreage allotment and cost-sharing conservation programs in 1956 are the same as in 1955, it was reported this week by Richard I, Anderson, chairman of the Kossuth County ASC committee. Proposals to change present laws governing ASC operations have come to an end so far as the present cropping year is concerned, he said. Chairman Anderson emphasized that corn and wheat allotments will be in effect in Iowa this year. No change has been made in the national acreage allotments for either grain, he stated, and therefore the individual farm allotments already fixed in Kossuth county and every other county of Iowa will stand. Support Price $1.50 He pointed out that President Eisenhower has announced that the national acreage price support rate for 1956 corn produced on farms in compliance with their corn acreage allotments will be $1.50 per bushel. 1 This Is 10 cents higher than the previously announced national average support rate of $1.40, and only 8 cents under the rate for 1955. Chairman Anderson also mentioned that the president announced that a lower support rate would be fixed for 1956 corn produced on farms not in compliance with their corn allotments. Details o* this special i provision have nor. been worked put but the non-complying rate is generally expected to be low enough to make allotment compliance attractive. With farmers now In position to make decisions on their cropping plans for this year, Chairman Anderson urged them to point their 1956 operations toward the maximum benefits obtainable through price support and acreage allotment programs administered by ASC. Points To Remember In urging compliance with individual corn allotments, Chairman Anderson advised Kossuth county farmers to consider the following factors and gear their operations to the protection afforded by announced price support rates: 1. With corn supplies at a record level, a cut in production of hat grain is obviously necessary. 2. Individual farm allotments already fixed, for 1956 are about the same as 'those of 1955 less what would have been diverted into the proposed soil bank. Iowa farmers had even lower allotments in 1940 and 1941 arid turned in a high rate of compliance. 3. The national price support rate of $1.50 per bushel for corn produced in 1956 on farms in compliance with their corn allotment is especially attractive in comparison with the probable lower free market price. 4. Higher'support rates than in 1955 for 1956 soybeans, flaxseed and grain sorghum, whicn are not subject to acreage, restrictions, offer producers a means of maintaining or increasing over-all farm income. The 1956 price suport rates for barley, oats and rye are only a cent or two below those for 1955 and these crops, too are not subject to acreage restrictions. The 1956 national average support rates for these commodities are $2.15 per bushel for soybeans; $3.09 per bushel for flaxseert, $1.80 per hundred weight oats and $1.16 per bushel for rye. CAN RESEAL 1955 OATS CROP The Department of Agriculture n Washington announced last week, a 12 month extension of farm stored loans of 1955 crop corn now under seal. Storage payments of loc per bushel for he 1955-56 period will be made t the time of the extension. Full torage payments will be made at he end of the storage period. The Department also announced a reseal program of 1955 crop arm stored oats will be avail- ible. Purchase agreements may )e converted to loans. Any one wishingHo reseal 1955 jats may do so by notifying the Kossuth County ASC Office in Algona. Union Aletheans Union Alethean 4-H met at the home of Margene and Kathy Mertz on April 9. Three visitors were present. It was decided that Betty Thilges would go to convention. Talks were given Ipy Mary Broesder and Judy Willjett. A demonstration w#s given by Madonna Erp«lding. Mary Beth Reilly and "Madonna J5rp«lding gave talks on picture study.

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