The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1956 · Page 79
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 79

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 15, 1956
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happy as pigs in clover" is an old saying that is still very true today. Ij's easy to keep hogs healthy and happy on rich, green-growing pastures. they provide high-quality proteins, minerals and vitamins that are not always found in grains and mill feeds. Good pastures cut feed cost, the major expense of producing pork. Pasture can reduce the amount of grain and supplement you use by 10 to 20$. Experiment Stations that have run feeding trials with hog pastures found that an acre of good pasture can save a farmer 1,000 pounds of corn and 500 pounds of tankage. Some individual tests ran even higher than that. In dollars and cents this means a return of up to $50 an acre, with no harvesting costs and very little extra work. PREVENTS DISEASE The biggest advantage of a good pasture system is that it helps prevent disease. By rotating the pastures in a four-year cycle you can be sure this Protects Your Profits... Cuts Erysipelas Losses I :fc-.«. ^ "^^J^^^S^ ONE-SHOT ^^-~4i^fe^;;- -v**; Treatment and Control... £.:•&.•.•:••. INJECTION BICILLIN® FORTIFIED (Dibtnivltthvknediamine Dipenieilln G and Procaine Penicillin G in Atiwmu Svspenrim) Swine erysipelas is a serious, acute, and often stubborn infection. When one animal becomes ill, other animals are threatened. Treatment is required that will be immediate, effective, and long-lasting. BICILLIN FORTIFIED provides the immediate high blood levels that are needed to check the acute phases of infection. In addition it produces the lower, longer-lasting blood levels that are necessary to promote recovery, guard against reinfection, and halt the spread of the disease. BICILLIN FORTIFIED has prolonged action that is particularly important in guarding against the after-effects of swine erysipelas, a disease that often • reduces the market value of animals and your profits. Only BICILLIN FORTIFIED gives you this double penicillin action—treatment plus protection—in a single injection!! You save time, work, and money! EFFICTIVE A6AINST TUKNIY HVSIPEIAS. TOOI SUPPLIED: BICILLIN FORTIFIED 300—Vials of 10 cc. and vials of 50 cc. Each cc. contains 150,000 units Bicillin and 150,000 units procaine penicillin, BICILLIN FORTIFIED 600—Boxes of 10 Tubex® sterile- needle units, each cartridge containing 300,000 units Bicillin and 300,000 unite procaine penicillin. FMM «•• MUCSIST 01 OTNEfr ANIMAL HEALTH PMOUCTI SMfPllil ft V year's pig crop won't pick up a bug left by last year's crop. Rotation of pastures also gets rid of worms. There are a number of ways hogs can be handled in a rotation system. The first is to use portable farrowing houses. This is the easiest for some farmers. They clean and disinfect the house before farrowing. They wash the sow so she won't carry worm eggs to the clean ground with her. Clean sows and houses are then moved out to the pasture. This way the young pigs are born where they never have a chance to pick up disease or worm eggs. Farmers who have a' central farrowing house work it a little differently. They move the sows and litters out to pasture shelters with a truck or trailer a couple weeks after farrowing. The time depends on the weather. They use .the truck so there is no chance of picking up disease on the way. Some, who have a big farrowing house with outdoor concrete lots, wait until weaning to move the pigs. Then they put the sows on a separate lot. This avoids the problem of trying to sort sows from pigs out on pasture. A few hog men have rotation pastures arranged so they can have concrete runways to each lot. This way they can clean the runways and drive ,the pigs to whichever pasture they choose. Some use the farrowing house as a shelter in early spring and let the pigs run back and forth to the pasture lot. This whole combination of things on pasture works together to keep pigs healthy. They get sunshine, exercise, vitamins, minerals and higlv quality protein. ^Besides these they are protected from worm eggs and disease. A portable fence can be a big. help in setting up a good hog pasture system. It's usually a good bet to keep no more than three sows and litters on one plot. Then at weaning time all the sows and all the pigs can be put in separate lots. When the seeding gets old alt the fences can be taken up and all the plots can be reseeded as one big field. If you have a central farrowing house move your sow and Utter out to pasture in truck or trailer. This way they have no chance to pick up roundworm eggs or other disease germs. These young fellows will be healthy and well-nourished out in the sun and lush green clover.

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