The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on November 12, 1890 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 12, 1890
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For time of trains, lickel.s and all information apply to Station Agents of the Chicago & North western Railway, or to the General Pusseuijer Agenl at Chicago. W. H. Newman, J. M. Whitman, Tliird Vlee-PreM. Gen'lHauager. W. A. THRALL. Geu'I. I' & Tick. Agt. Teacher's Reports AT HEPUBLICAN OFFICE. Farm and Stock- Yard. WILSON, K<Utor. <Meas are solicited from our fanner readers. Queries answered. Address to the Editor, James Wilson, Truer, Iowa.) ALGONA, IOWA, Nov. 12, 1890. The feeding of higher priced grain must be to make the higher priced products. American salt makes just as good butter as the imported salt does and our best dairymen use it. The higher priced grain must be more economically fed. The feeder's art lifts the lower class animals to the higher. The original package made a short call on Iowa lately, but has gone again. The farmer has no use for it in his business. Nebraska farmers for 600 miles around Grand Island ship beets to the sugar factory there 1 Iowa can grow beets better than Nebraska. We would be glad to have our experiment stations settle the question of feeding corn, with the hog left out, for the benefit of farmers who have lost their hogs by disease. It would be interesting to know to what extent our stock markets are being flooded" with animals from the desert farms that are being abandoned. There is no doubt that it is to a considerable extent, and that it will not occur again soon from the same farms. The British farmer often feeds a bunch of steers all winter for not a particle of profit but the manure left, With this manure a good crop of roots is grown, and four other crops of grais and grass during the five years of rotation. Eastern farmers in our country do the same. This accounts for their ability to buy our corn and thin steers. But what of our wisdom? The Swine Breeders' Journal calls attention to Ihe value of hog manure. It is very valuable, being composed of grain undigested, to a great extent. It certainly should all be returned to the land. We must give more attention to our manures than we have in the past. Soil robbing goes farther than raising grain extensively. Everything taken from the soil should be returned, as near as possible. We notice in reading the foreign farm journals that their shows are run for single purposes. Stock shows, dairy shows, bench shows, horse races, all are separate. Stat," fairs and county fairs as we have them do not exist. They have at each those who are interested in its specialty. Our breeders' meetings are preparing the way for special shows in future, but we like the county and State fairs of the west that bring all classes to gether. They Americanize. It is asserted that sheep put on weight with less grain than cattle. We are of the opinion that this is true, particularly with unground grain. The sheep, if not too old, chews corn better than the cow, and when our people study sheep they will find that it is best to fatten them off at fcur years of age, unless it be pedigreed breeders. We are coming fast to economic feeding. The hog and the horse make more out of ear corn than the c-ow. A great step ahead will be that of preparing corn so that the cow will get all there is in it. The Inter State commerce decision making the same rate on live hogs as on pork products is wrong. No move of any nature that arranges to have raw material go east to be worked up in factories there is good for Iowa farmers. The meat combine is becoming more serious. If this decision shuts up Iowa pork packing houses, we -would suggest the calling of a State convention to consider the "Big Four." Onr packing houses very often do give relief from the meat trust. Better prices are often paid in Iowa for hogs. Congress should take this matter up and act upon it. Dairymen who have separators are now endeavoring to get their patrons to bring the whole milk, so that they can make the high selling sweet butter. They rind it difficult to bring about. Many of our farmers are comfortably well off and prefer to have the cream gatherer call and save them the bother of hitching up and driving to the factory. It was once difficult to prevail upon farmers who grew grain to get cows and milk them. Higher prices for separator butter will bring this about. People will pay for the choicest, and extra pay is where profits come from. Many pastures are being plowed up this fall where the grub ate off the timothy last spring. We think the practical escape from this pest is in the rotation of crops. Timothy fields that have been cut for seed, and kept in that grass for years, suffered worst. Clover fields were not attacked. All insect pests give most trouble where one crop predominates. The chintz bug will come and stop perpetual wheat or barley growing. The clover midge multiplies in fields that are too long in clover. The corn root worm attacks the roots of corn only in the third crop on the same ground. Rotation is proper for more reasons than these. But these reasons are imperative. The hog plague is raging fearfully in many localities of the west, aad where farmers have been relying on hogs entirely, their summer's hopes are gone. We earnestly urge farmers to diversify more. The hog is a valuable auxiliary to the farm, but it is a great mistake to risk more on him thau his due share of attention. He eats little grass compared with horses or cattle. Me eats Btord corn than either, compared with hla selling price. He eats no fodder and consequently calls for mere day j s wortsa and more grain than horses, cattle or sheep. The farm devoted to hogs must run down. He does not improve land as other anl mals do. Small herds pay, and are more likely to be healthy. Consider this. James L. Knight, of Fairfleld, .Iowa, writes us a letter complaining of the rat and mice pest and wondering what the farmers can do to exterminate these little animals. He says they are eating garden stuff, making holes in cellars.hills in corn stalks, cutting and injuring hay, etc, This Js a difficult problem to solve. Every farmer is troubled more or loss with rats. Cats are our fayorite antidote, Keep plenty of them. Take'spells in shooting. Have corn cribs clear off the ground. Keep no manure heaps about the premises for nesting. We think concerted action among neighbors a good idea. Give the boys a bounty on rat scalps. If you use strychnine put it in meal, so that they can carry it off. Then get more cats, and feed them new milk regularly to keep them healthy. We would advise care in feeding off corn stalks. They are almost indigestible by themselves. Out in new settlements where there are no tame grasses, and the stock has been eating dry hay, a change to corn fodder entirely is dangerous simply because it is dry and hard to di gest. If corn is fed with them or bran, or oats, or anything easily digested, there is no danger. Go slow when you turn into them. A little will go a long way toward enough of them. We have urged plenty of water and physicing when the stock does get too full of them. It will stand repeating. Minnie Buchanan Goodman contributes to Harper's Weekly published November 12th, a highly entertaining account of an excursion by coach from Paris to St. Germain. The article will be illustrated with sketches drawn from life by Arthur Goodman. gather In the conservative and thfr strong and become powerful enough to wield the public sentiment of all classes in the State, and then It will deal with highway robbers as well aa petty thieves, for the good of all the people of the land, MVSK Ilf I'fcACE. Dr. Paqutn, of Missouri, thought he 11 ad discovered foot and mouth disease In cattle down there and permitted the impression to be telegraphed all over the world. Secretary Busk told the Missourians to keep still till he decided. He sent an expert at once and found a mare's nest somewhere in Dr. Paquin'a whereabouts and telegraphed that. Both dispatches went to England where Mr.Rusk is trying to have disabilities removed from our export beeves. If we had no head to agriculture there would bo no authority to deal with those questions in Missouri and London at the same time. Mr. Rusk has done the country a good turn in this matter, and we hope loca! doctors will be sure they are right before they go ahead next time. We glean from the Breeder's Gazette. Wheat reaches the seaboard in Russia by floating down the Don, Dneiper and other rivers in open boats, often much damaged. Farming is very primitive in most of Europe. The extension of European railways will add greatly to the volume of all farm products, and better farming would supply all their wants without any of our products. Indeed none of our exports pay us but the best. The world has good prices for the best, but the difference between superior and inferior is widening. Russian wheat floated to market in open boats pays little—about as little as our poor beef and butter. It is a pity of the poor Russians, who cannot do better, and moves the pity of our people who can do better, but do not improve, Beef from one and a half cents to five and a half cents, butter from four cents to twenty-four. Let's-take up that slack. A contemporary blames us for urging the farmers to greater efforts, because it will only lead to overproduction. We urge excellence, because it gives exclusive markets. The farmer who produces the best gets into an exclusive set on market day. We stated lately, that Chi cago had 80,000 cattle ia a week and only 500 of them choice. Breed for the choice list. Butter sold for from twenty-four cents down to four cents a pound. Horses sell from $50 to $250 for farm work. Breed for the best. Sheep weigh from40 to 240 pounds, breed the latter in Iowa. Corn yields from 15 to 80 bushels, grow the latter. Pastures graze from a cow on four acres to a cow on. one, prepare the best. Some farmers husk the corn which is half the crop, others save the fodder also, which is the other half. Some farmers get poorer, others become richer. Excellence, not volume is our text. It seems to be fashionable now-a-days for certain journals in the big cities to lampoon the western farmer. The New York Sun set the example. The Chicago Herald follows. The northern Iowa farmers are pictured by the latter journal as the veriest boors in America— "clothed in old bed quilts, pinched and hungry looking." It is a new fad, this scurrilous abuse of western farmers. It seems that those papers have a class of reporters of the Frankinstien order. Frankinstiea was a man made by a German chemist, complete in all human attributes except that he had uo heart nor soul. He was a monster, with the ability that comes from brain power and the disposition of a fiend, that comes from all lack of human sympathy, and from proclivity to lie. These wretches have been lately set upon Iowa farmers as bull dogs are set upon children by tramps. Our State Alliance has met and behaved wisely. It is now about as old as the Grange was when self seekers de stroyed its usefulness. The farmers have respect and sympathy when they present their wants ia sensible shape before the State and Nation. A man's severest critic is himself, and the severest critic of the farmer is the farmer. The farm movement has been helped more in the nation by Iowa farmers who have worked above board and eschewed politics, than by the secret organization in Southern States, that is controlled by inside oracles and maneuvers with third parties. Iowa farmers like their religion aud pol itics and business ia separate dishes, and never will have them served up iu a hash, a stew or~as they call such mixtures dowa south—ia ft burgue. If our alliance continues to work ia daylight aud avoid partisan politics, that make brothers differ and live estranged, it will UUKSTIONS ANSWERED. FEED GHINDBRS. STEAMBOAT ROCK, Iowa. Oct. 18.—Is there a grinder made that will cut corn stalks, crush snapped corn or ear corn, and grind fine for feed—30 to 40 bushels per hour? And how many horse power does it take? A. A. NOYES. There is a mill that will grind ear corn, called the Giant. Southern farmers use a mill that will crush snapped corn. There are plenty of cutting machines for corn stalks. Two horses will run the Giant, or snapped corn crusher. You can operate a stalk cutter by hand. Ask your implement dealer for prices. IOWA HORSE PROSPECTS. We notice that at a Scottish horse fair held in Scotland prices ranged from $20o to $500 for work horses. Here is a new field for our farmers. The raw material that grows a horse is the same here as there— grass and grain. Both are much cheaper here than there. Williams has demonstrated that Iowa can grow a first rate horse. As soon as the home market is supplied there is a new one waiting over the water, in most of the European countries. Good, strong, well-built horses from well bred sires will be in demand abroad just as soon as we are ready to export them. Of course the lightweight horse is not wanted unless he has speed. The 1,400 grade draft, the stylish coach and cnrriage horse and the saddle horse are all in demand abroad. We have not supplied the home market yet, however. Canada has been sending horses over here in preference to sending them to Europe, which shows that the home market is better than the foreign. The lately passed tariff act will give us the advantage in our home market on horses, and prices will sensibly appreciate. We can and we will supply home demand just as soon as our farmers patronize first class breeders. We will never advance an inch with the undersized stallion, nor with anything but the best imported or home bred horses that transmit their excellency, any more than we can make progress with scrub cattle. The signs are numerous that progress is being made. All encouragement can be held out to farmers as long as Iowa grows the cheapest grass and grain. OUR CORN. Iowa is the great corn growing state. It is estimated by the Chicago statisticans at the Farmer's Review office at 268 million bushels. That is plenty to feed off all our cattle and hogs that should go to market. We grow entirely top much for our own good aud the good of the State, considering the uses we put so much of it to. Corn growing exhausts our average prairie soil quite fast, and no farmer can afford te pla-nt corn who has not a fair prospect of getting a price for it that will justify the drain on the fertility of the field that grows it. If it is fed to dairy cows in condition to be digested, and all the strength gotten out of it, that will pay, provided the manure is returned to the farm again promptly. What is fed to first rate steers will pay, provided it is fed so that the manure all gets back to the soil that grew the corn, instead of be ing washed away into the creeks. We are considering the waste of growing corn. It will pay to make mutton and eggs and good horses and finish a reasonable number of hogs. It will not pay to sell com to any other farmer in any other county or State in the Union or out ol it. It will not pay to ship corn to Chicago at any price we are likely to get. Growing corn is like letting blood. It exhausts and good food is necessary to build up again. It must go back to the farm as soon as possible. It will not pay sell corn to make whiskey or glucose or starch. Keep your corn and feed it. It you grow more than you can feed grow less and save the life blood of your acres. The farms of Icwa that are as good now as they were thirty years ago, or better, never yielded corn to sell. They have not been grain farms. Iowa sells entire ly too much corn to wise people all around her, who are feeding it to dairy cows, steers, horses, sheep, hogs anc chickens, at a profit we cannot spare Europe has been buying from us, but is not likely to get much this year. You sec at the stations long ranges of corn cribs held for higher prices. The corn goes all over the United States, and is put to uses that should be in vogue in Iowa, Every train load leaves Iowa poorer. Every train load tells of sharp men where the corn goes and of etupu men behind it. It is not farming to grow corn aud aell it. He who does is not a farmer. Good farming begins after the corn is ripe. The money is wade out o; corn by the inaa who turns it into something more valuable. A |800 edit sells corn at a dollar ft bushel, fine dairy mtter, choice meats, good stock of all kinds pay well for corn. Tosellitfoi & mill less than that paid by some good an- malls not farming. To permit mortal man to get any profit you might have is not farming. There are farmers and 'armors. CHEAP STOCK CATTLE, Reports come from Chicago that western stock owners are sacrificing their stock as never before, and that Ohio and Pennsylvania feeders are buying. Eastern feeders cannot make beef as cheaply as western farmers can. Our people are not far sighted in this operation. Our iheap grass and grain enable us to feed when all competitors can not.but it seems we only produc6 stock cattle and feed for eastern men to put together and get profits. This is cause enough of hard ,imes for all western farmers who pract- ce it. If we fear dear corn, it will cost eastern men more. If we have no faith n the profits of feeding this winter the eastern feeder should have less. It is jrobable that cattle are being bought so ow at present that they will yield a profit to the feeders who finish them, and raise them into higher classes. But there is another side still to the proposition. What will western farmers do without stock? Grass will grow next spring and the farm will run down if it is not kept fully stocked with cattle. No other class of animals can take the place of cattle, except sheep, as far as keeping our acres good is concerned, and enough sheep are not to be had. While a man is a farmer lie should determine to keep sufficient stock on the farm year after year, and under no circumstances reduce it below what the farm will sustain in good condi tion. It is true that many farms are over stocked, as far as pastures are concerned, but the hay lot can be turned into pasture land, most of it, and the cornfield can be looked to for fodders. Iowa as a whole is greatly understocked. The state with out improving her pastures will sustain many more cattle if less waste prevailed in the corn fields and straw, stack. This being the case,, why sacrifice the cattle and send them where feed is dearer? Those eastern feeders must send here for corn to finish with. Is not this one of the causes of depression among farmers? The thin animal off grass is a ready made machine to make cheap products into dear ones. Do not think that beef will be as cheap next spring, nor that people will quit eating it. Every year consumption increases, not only because population increases, but because farmers eat more beef as commerce extends and as society is elevated by educational influences. Cattle are not keeping pace with population. We presume part of the cause of the present rush to sell comes from the late drouth that shortened past ures and water. Besides, the dry regions that will now be abandoned to a great extent furnish many cattle that must be sold for want of wintering. When this additional trial of cattlemen has spent its force we cannot imagine what can next so seriously effect them. The bottom surely has been finally reached. armers thuri the original owners who old to the successful manager. This id sne class, Then we have the large owner fhorcnta. His land goes down steadily n moat oases because his renters only jet a share of the gain, keep no stock worth speaking of, sow no clover, haul mt no manure that can be avoided, pro- >af e no pastures because they do not need ,hem, and of course plow none up fot big yields. This class stay poor, it can lot keep up. Then we have farmers who teep hogs and shot guns for sport, scorn o milk cows, use $20 bulls and $75 dol- ar horses, have a speed horse fast enough o get beat, like to sit on the jury In the •illage, despise book farming, are always eady to sell out and do, good people mough, neighborly, would attend your vedding or your funeral, criticize the sounty fair and the federal government. Their lands run down. They know noth- ng about ways of recuperating and learn p ery slowly. Then wo have the progress- ve classes. They read, observe, experiment, .slowly and carefully. Times have made low prices and interest has been high. Stock has sold low. Until lately •ailway rates have been high, local taxes have been high and the urgent demands of a highly enlightened society have >een heavy to meet with small profits. This class does the best it can. Lands belonging to this class remain in about their primal condition, or not quite as jood as it was. The average Iowa farmer will improve if he can, and the pros- wet is for better prices. Iowa farming s being gradually diversified and the tendency is to follow the lead of the best farmers. Thqre is a hog raising class that has been robbing land, but it consists of men who can see the tendency and do better. EXHAUSTION OF SOILS. Now that our ready farming acres are bounded in the United States, the arid re gion defined and the rate of exhaustion east, south and west well known, it be comes the owners of good farming lands to see to what they are doing, and so manage as to keep lands good, or a ca lamity will overtake the Republic that, in a material point of view, will far transcend the waste of the late war. The reliable lands of the country are in the Mississippi valley, the most of the lands outside are bare on the hills and good in the valleys. They have been steadily ex hausted to the east of us, to the south ol us and to the west of us. Wo are familiar with the exhaustian of eastern lands and southern lands, the resorts to ma nures of all kinds, that are equal to rents in Iowa. The exhaustion of western lands goes on just as certainly although we hear less about it. Visitors to the Pacific coast report ten bushels of wheat where the land yielded forty and sixty in days very remote. The eastern farms are simply run out by cropping. The eastern farmer can get manures, he buys ashes in the villages, bones and guano from Peru, and phosphates from South Carolina and Florida, but cannot feed half the people with all his efforts. Much of the land of the Gulf States has been cropped nntil it pays no longer to plow it. The southern soil robber moves wes on bis parallel into Texas, Arkansas and into the desert. The rich prairies of the Mississippi valley, rapidly brought un der civilization to'grow grain, have hac various treatment. Where farmers born and bred become possessed of farms on the prairie they established very soon several of the departments of the farm, and made tame pastures for stock tha they steadily improved. They keep cows and feed steers and keep hogs and breec horses. They sow clover regularly am plow the pastures for corn, and get great crops as regularly. This class of prairie farmers thrive. 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