The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 12, 1956 · Page 31
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 12, 1956
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win 'IN HOUfI NOW I Watorvtllo, Iowa -Enthusiastic reports from local farmers tell Jjow they've ended the problem of contaminating "silage stink." "We use Sta- Fresh Sodium Bi- sulfite on our alfalfa-brome silage," one pleased farmer Mid. "My wife lets me into the house now, and neighbors no longer complain about our foul silage!" Treat vo//r grass and legume silage with Sta-Fresh. At very little cost, you get a more appetizing feed— green, fresh, sweet- smelling and far richer in the food elements needed for top milk yields and fast beef gains. Order from your dealer. • General Chemical Din.. Allied Chemical * Dye Corp., N. Y. 6, N. Y. STA-FRESH * SODIUM Keeps Silage Fresh/ .Green/ Sweet-Smelling^ W-f?" - Super "66"—America's favorite baler—builds firm bale* from 12* to 52* •<•• •W^*%k*V "9 "W* yOU-1? . then watch a Super "66" build it every time! Whatever weight you want to handle . . . whatever your crop... wherever you farm— the bales you build with a New Holland Super "66" are alike in density and size. This goes for bales all the way'from a foot long to 52 inches. The new Metermatic bale control on the Super "66" does the trick! A quick setting of the measuring arm gets the exact bale you want. Short bales for barn-drying green hay . . . regular bales for field-cured hay .^. . com- pact'bales for straw or a crop like timothy. And because each bale is measured from "zero," you get better uniformity than ever. Good, square bales just right for stacking. Engine-powered or P.T.O., the Super "66" brings new 2-tone streamlining and new performance to the low-cost baler field. Bales up to 9 tons an hour! See for yourself. Ask your New Holland, dealer to put a Super "66" through its paces just for you. Start your now balor off with Now Holland Twino, certified by U.S. Testing Co., for 325-lb. average tensile strength and 9,000-ft. length. New Holland Machine Company, a subsidiary of Sperry Rand Corporation, New Holland, Pennsylvania. Nsw USD HOX.ULMD in Grassland Forming* IF youVe planning to build a new bam, or to expand your old one, you'll find that one-story pole construction is the, easiest way to cut building costs. When you build a one-story building, you save the expense of set* ting up scaffolding. You don't have to use large timbers and bracing to hold all that feed above the ground. The pole barn is close to the ground and wind can't get at it. Pole construction is very simple'-— just like building a fence. You set in the poles and nail the rest to them. Poles take the place of footings, foundation, frame and bracing in your barn. This all means a big saving in cost of labor and material. ••TV fact that pole construction is simple doesn't mean it's temporary. By using metal roofing, pressure- treated poles and splash boards, you can expect your pole barn to last nearly 50 years. Labor-saving goes far beyond the building stage. You save work every day you^ use a well-designed pole barn. With an open, loose-run dairy barn you clean out the manure pack only once or twice a year. There's plenty of room to drive right in with a spreader and tractor manure loader. That sure beats the back-breaking job of cleaning gutters every day. It's also less expensive than a barn cleaner. Dairy farmers and college experiment stations which have used the loose-run system and open, barns in the North (even in Canada) have been able to keep top production all through the winter. Some dairymen had trouble keeping their manure pack dry. Others found it was no problem. The secret is in the arrangement. Here arc a few suggestions. (1) Build your pole-type barn with the south side open. The sun can shine in and help keep bedding dry. (2) Keep feed and water separate from your loafing barn. A hay feeder in the center of the lot keeps unnecessary traffic off bedding. (3) Dairymen should have the entrance to their . milking parlor outside the loafing barn to avoid traffic across any one part of the manure pack. These cows ore standing in line waiting to be milked. They save the farmer a lot of work by carrying the milk to him. With the old-type stanchion barn he would have to get it from the cows and carry it to the milk house. Recently there has been increasing interest in use of aluminum for roofing and siding on new pole buildings. It is light, strong and reflects summer heat. This is a general purpose building for beef cattle, young dairy stock, sheep, or machinery storage.

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