The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1956 · Page 78
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 78

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 15, 1956
Page 78
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Modern farm machinery make* forage harvesting a sit-down operation from field-to-feedlot. In addition to making grass silage more practical, machinery such as the forage harvester shown here has made possible the practice of "zero" pasture — driving the pasture to the cows. Low-cost hay handling has made it possible to take advantage of the low-., cost feed value of the growing crop. For example, hay was chopped by the forage harvester and delivered to this stack without use of a pitchfork or any lifting of the crop by human labor. As we see it here, the hay is being self-fed to steers — again without the use of human muscles. Mechanized silage-making and storage in low-cost horizontal silos make grass and corn silage some of our most economical feeds. A good supply of silage is further assurance of having feed during prolonged winters. High quality forage does not replace concentrates in the ration, as far as we know now. In fact, the ration should be built to make the best use of both ground feed and forage in a balanced relationship. Good pastures cut the cost of pork production to a minimum. Figured in terms of corn at 80 cents a bushel and protein supplement at $4 a hundred pounds, an acre of good pasture is worth between $30 and $40 for hogs, according to agricultural college experiment station records. Simple, direct drive matches ground speed to reel speed Fast stepper -with a velvet touch At speeds up to • mph you still rake hay gently with New. Holland's 5-bar reel Rolabar Rake. Turn the whole field into fluffy windrows in half the time without shattering the protein- bearing leaves and blossoms. You get straight, uniform windrows that dry quicker, make baling or chopping faster, pickup cleaner. How's it done? First, the Rolabar's 5-bar reel allows low reel speeds even at high tractor speeds. And second, the Rolabar moves hay from swath to windrow with half the forward travel needed by ordinary side rakes—so there's less chance of hay damage. If you want to beat bleaching sun or leaching rain . . . harvest leafy, rich hay, then see your New Holland dealer right away. New Holland Machine Co., a subsidiary of Sperry Rand Corp., New Holland, Pa. SSSBfc ^ Exclusive PRES-TO Jack -for quieter, eosier hook-up ! It takes but a few seconds. Just press down (or pull up) to bring the hitch level with drawbar. Then pivot rake forward into hook-up position and drop pin in. Now—you're ready to go! For parking, drop jack and back up. Spring in jack automatically adjusts to the correct height. NZWHOUJUfD 'First in Grassland Fanning*

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