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THE MEAT-TYPE HOG 11 The Most Economical To Produce" ..• 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. WhiHemore J. B. MERTZ West Bend ALEX RADIG Lone Rock HERMAN* NORLAND Cylinder READ WHAT THE NATIONAL SWINE GROWERS COUNCIL HAS TO SAY. . . . Research studies hare proved that, the meat type hog is the most econom* > ical kind to produce. Pigs of this typd >' are larger for theif weight in terms of- bone, muscle and vital organs than " pigs of the lard type. The sows are as prolific and as good mothers as any. type of hog ever known, , Figures on the feed required peij 100 pounds of gain show that the meat' type hogs will gain as economically as any other type. And certainly they will produce much more red meat per unit of feed. • • A meat type hog 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 pne outstanding feature that distinguishes meat type from all others is muscular development. Until recent years, rio real attempt was made to distinguish between muscle and fat' in evaluating a live hog, either at the Tiarket, in livestock shows or in the Breeding pen. With the present spread in price between lean cuts and pork fat, the ' ratio of lean to fat is the most impor- ! tant item in determining the value of r a market hog. Thus arises the necessity ; for emphasizing heavy muscular' development with a minimum of finish. ! Not Meat Type 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 sens'e, particularly not from a breeding point of view. .-..-.. Most breeders recognize short, fat overdone hogs for what they are and are selecting away from them. However, there is another kind of undesirable 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, a 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 firni and smooth and particularly muscular in the ham and loin. WE'RE RIGHT PROUD TO HAVE HAD OUR 'MEAT-TYPE HOG' I AD SERIES SELECTED AS THE BEST ADVERTISING IDEA OF 1955 + BY THE IOWA PRESS ASSOCIATION ... READ THEM MONTHLY! ' iHV wBB" BH|HMBBi ^JHd^^ ^Bflp ^WWUHRP wBBPB^ ^BBP ^^B^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^p ^WNMIMMPVMHP VMHI ^^BH^^ YOUR BEST MARKET - SELLING TO OVER 200 PROCESSORS OF PORK PHONE 170 * ALGONA, IOWA aigona iljpper Besi AL6ONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1956 Corn Acreage Allotments In County For '56 Stand MONTH - END Clearance! SPECIAL! FIRST QUALITY 60 GAUGE NYLON HOSE 2 *• Sizes 8V 2 - 11 SPECIAL! Wrinkle - Resistant Embossed Cotton Sizes: 32-44 SPECIAL! Men's Sanforized CHAMBRAY WORK SHIRTS Long & Short Sleeves! Sizes 14V 2 -17 LADIES' Stretchable NYLON 98 Boys' Double Knee Jeans Sizes 4-12 1.44 Special! Dacron*} e *»/? Filled Pillows L Ior *U Reduced! Ladies' Spring Hats TRULON PANELS 1 1 Q Permanent Finish 1 • 1 %/ Size 41 x 81" IMPORTED Solingen Scissors i.oo Extra Sharp Ladies' Nylon Can-Can Slips 3.98 Sixes S. M. L. Washable Rayon Panel Curtains Boy's Western Style Jeans I- 1 ?" 1.66 41 x 81" ea. 98 LADIES Men's Cotton Sportshirts &?" S. M. L. 1.00 New Spring Dressy Dresses Sites 9-15 12-20 14'/ 2 -24>/ 2 3.98 Men's Denim "Big-Mac" Jeans Sizes 29-44 1.98 E.O.M. SPECIAL! CANNON TOWELS Stripe & Solid Color 00 Both Six* 2 for Face Size 4 for Wash Cloths 8 for 1 E.O.M. SPECIAL 1 Quick - Drying Infants' Gauze DIAPERS Surgical Type More Comfort for Baby 2 44 E.O.M. SPECIAL I LADIES' PLASTIC PURSES Large New Selection 1 77 Plus tax Nylon Pricilla Curtains ,,5.90 Men's Spring & Summer Caps 98 Ladies' Dressy Spring Skirts 3. Foam Rubber Fatigue Mats 1.98 Boys' Stripe Overalls size ,.,98 Ladies' Short Sleeve 1 ft Sleeveless Blouses 10 Men's White Cotton Hankies Hemmed Edges i.oo Nylon Panel Curtains ea. 41 x 81" 1.39 Special! Ladies' \ OO Dress Shoes T"*OO Ladies' Spring Costume Jewelry i.oo Nylon & Cotton Duster Robes Sites 10-18 Ladies' Cotton Half $|jp$siz esS M.L. 1.33 s P e c i A 11 Men's Rayon-Acetate DRESS PANTS Charcoal Navy •lu. 4.00 Siw 29-U SPECIAL! LADIES' NEW SPRING COATS FULL LENGTH _. 16.00 Sizes 8-16 SHORT COATS 14.00 SPECIAL! FIRST QUALITY PIECE GOODS 2 SAVINGS Yards Cotton Chambiay si Support Price $1.50; Down 8 Cents From '55 Laws 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 Pric* $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. 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 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 Renumber 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 that 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 and turn* ed in a high rate of compliance. 3. The national price sypport 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, whlcn 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 flaxseeo, $1.80 per hundred weight oats and $1.16 per bushel for rye. CAN RESEAL 1955 OATS CROP The Department of Agriculture in Washington announced last week, a 12 month extension of farm stored loans of 1955 crop corn now under seal. Storage payments of 15c per bushel for the 1955-56 period will be made at the time of the extension. Full storage payments will be made at the end of the storage period. The Department also announced a reseal program of 1955 crop farm stored oats will be available. Purchase agreements may be converted to loans. Any one wishing to reseal 1955 oats 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 by Mary Broesder an4 Judy WtUarett. A demonstration was givwa by Medonna Erpelding. Mary B*th Reilly and Madonn* Erpslding gave talks on picture study.