The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on February 3, 1892 · Page 8
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 3, 1892
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Special Sale of en's Women's and Children's If you want eg|j9 feed pouiti|- flesh forming feeds instead of the fat totaling rations. ,—— The short course boys at Ames do all the work In the creamery from Weighing the milk to8hlpping_tliepifOdact good dairy cement, floor Portland cement makes a _ floor as a finish over Louisville The less wood to rot in a creamery the less smell. with W"€»v "• ~—•"•- * —7" have, or what is better have, « yo«i w&flt s'i^'he" sure you have resolved to feed better. If your animals ar* now too large for your keeplttg get sh«gg?tttalo9 to breed with. Get early maturing ant mala if you mean to feed for eatly maturity, and see to It that early maturing animals do notdlsappottitM breedera. Cattle tedlor early, maturity and for the fat stock show indicate the greatest « , - .. T2*«f VinW 18 II and ne money to begin with, get futi make a beginning at stamping out with. We regard thla a good time to begin-a good legislature to apply to. No one disease loses us a tithe of the money this does. Glanders has beeto driven from the Continues this Week. How long will it take to have people inform themselves that innocula- tion does not rid us of animal disease; that stamping out is the only way to get a clean bill of health? _ Fee the ewes the last thing before going to bed, and the first thing In the morning, if you look for early lamte Some old-fashioned habits like this can not be improvedupoii. Calves wilTcome soon. Try raising them, after a month, on skim milk with a little ground ilax in it. Then eed dry oats as soon as the calves will eat them, which will be at an early age. There is a growing sentiment that the legislature will do something this winter for farm Institutes, and there is an impression that the agricultural college people should managetho jvork. Cows are being wintered for work in the dairy next season. We are told by some dairy authorities to not make them fat But get them in good order for all that. They will milk aUthe better. The Swiss cow that'got to the front at the fat stock show *»• a 1,400 pound cow This did not seem to hinder hei. We'venture the opinion that she would give a good feeding calf-a common purpose cow, evidently. gain in the first 'year. But how is it with cattle not pushed for early maturity' Take grazers in summer and fed on hay, straw and the like in winter Most of our cattle are not pushed for early maturity. They are grown and then fattened and make,'their greatest gain in their third year, because they are best fed then. The young thing that is pushed from a calf must have feed that makes no profit, and care that hardly pays except in premiums. Then the most of the growth comes in the earlier period. The lesson of early maturity and greatest gain in earliest years suggests to us to provide abundance of pasture and good wintering so as to get early maturity as cheap feed will make but we can not in many cases feed as showmen feed. oes. State by our veterinarians. This we are ae y positive can be, as well, and should be. Let us go at it at once. ^^^ No Bibkn. Permanent Alignment Send for Descriptive Catalogue. -*"* £ro u r •ffrta XajX U •• NIILT A. HOLLABAUCH, MILT A. n ^ CAJ ^ AGENT, Algona, Bowa. •9 We are often told that we can not keep up the quality of imported animals. All nonsense! As soon as we feed and breed as well and as carefully as those from whom we buy we will have no trouble in maintaining all imported animals. One precaution must be taken with all livln" things in winter-human and bos- Sal "oW must sleep comfortably or they will not be healthy. This applie to ourselves, to our families and to all our domestic animals. See to the sleeping places. •_ _ Butter made from Iowa grains pays this winter, if it is good butter. Beef pavs this winter made from Iowa grains, If ft is the high selling kind. Those who make and sell these things are quiet and contented. It is the other fellows that make the noise. The separator takes out all the fat, but the churn does not make it all into butter. How to save that left in the buttermilk is one of the problems of the day. Some separators lose their cost every year in hashing up the cream. Others give no trouble in this regard Gabrilson thinks Wilson and Wallace are quoting books when they speak o balancing rations, proteine carbohydrates and such lingo. A pretty good slap. Wallace can take care of himself. We were taught to balance rations for animals by Father Wilson long before we heard the words "proteino" and -'carbohydrates mentioned. The value of oil meal, oat meal, pea meal, bean meal and clover with turnips, straw and rye PMSfay was laid down in object lessons. When Bro Gabrilson was tobagganlng down the Fiords of Norway we were feediuff calves, steers, colts and pigs In the and o' cakes. We do not swallow everything we read, and we are very shy of some books, but we know a little of beans when the bag is open. Later: Readmg after good Bro. Gabrilson in Rural Life we are happy to announce that he has been delivered of the following new words: "Avenine," "proteine," "carbo hydrates," "dextrine." He is doing as well as could be expected. If Congress had provided for inocoula- tion against pleuro pneumonia instead of eradication, the stables of Chicago Philadelphia, New York and other large cities would have been breeding centers this day. How then could Secretary Husk talk as he does of getting our steeis into England'.' _ _ .. The Galloway is replacing the buffalo with regard to robes. In fact a nicely tanned Galloway hide is superior in beauty to a buffalo robe, and when it is dressed it brings as much money as the average steer will sell for, unfed Om climate necessitates protection of this kind and now that the natives are gone the domestic animal is called upon to GONE DAFT. Prof. Sanborn, of Utah experiment station, in Breeders' Gazette, takes the ground that the range cattle feed better than would sixty or seventy per cent, ot the thoroughbreds. That is a generalization in favor of the cactus raised steer that does great credit to the gentleman a loyalty to the sage brush and alkali conditions. Then he says he would rather breed from the high grades than from one-half of the thoroughbreds he saw sold somewhere lately. .Txwt what th professor saw sold nobody can imagine but it is a bit of the queerest logic lately mentioned. We supposed grades came from thoroughbreds. The Breeders Gazette has kept a dog. to bark at passers by It has bitten its owners' fingers and got its licks for it. The cassation of the Gazette is well merited and well laid on The editor who opens his pages to a crank must expect to have the paper set on fire. If he had said he would prefer scrubs to the inferior thoroughbred he would have taken distinct ground but to advise breeding grades is going counter to all the experience of all im provers from Darwin to the prosen time Why deplore the slowness of com mon folks to use good blood when thi man in his position advises the use o i __1 Jl 1-. r\ IOWA'S P08SIBIMTIK8. The great strides Iowa is making are a menace to more than one locality. The millers at their late meeting tell us our State grew 35,000,000 bushels of wheat in 1801. This Is grown under very different conditions from those common twen- ty-flvo years ago. Wheat is now grown in rotation with grass and pasturing, and by such methods wheat can he grown indefinitely. In connection with the cow and her progeny, Iowa can grow very large quantities of wheat. Our wheat growing neighbors are going through the soil-robbing system that Iowa discarded for the milk cow years ago. Even Iowa soil would not endure the soil robber. But Iowa soil did recuperate and respond to better, systems, to clover, to rotations, to grazing, to corn growing Our neighbors to the west and north and southwest are robbing their soils to draw upon nature's accumulations. They get crops now and then. When their soils refuse to grow grain perpetually to be exported as ours refused, then the test of soils will-come. With the kindliest feelings for the north that has not a corn climate and the west and south that have not moisture to grow grasses, the soil and climate conditions of Iowa will bring about serious competition for all our neighbors. There is not a crop grown in our State that can not be doubled by better management, and that will not be so doubled, and that very soon. Our Mate as a commonwealth does little for the advancement of agriculture, but the people do Our various associations for the industries of the State are doing great things for Iowa. The horse men, the cattle men, the sheep men, the hog men, he poultry men, the horticulturists, the dairy men, the breeders, the farm editors and others are lifting Iowa farm management up very fast. Our totals in all directions are amazing, look at whichever you will. Still, for all our great magnitude of crops,Iowa is only being scratched A third of the State needs tile drain- in- A fourth, perhaps, has never been turned by the plow or the tame grass plant. Scarcely a pasture has plants enough growing on it, hardly a tithe of our corn fodder is saved, herd after herd has no good blood in it, very many farms have too little protection for took. We sell grain and we sell stock hat is fed elsewhere. We are making iant strides to improve, and yet we are earfully behind true ideals. Iowa ands are unique in their native excel- ence. Iowa farmers are only beginning to realize what they are possessed of in them The-Homestead corn premiums are paid to men who grow over lOO.bush- els an acre. That will be done soon in every township in Iowa. Winter wheat on the college farm yielded over forty bushels an acre, corn over eighty—rather a poor Iowa farm at that. Cows give over 3,000 pounds of milk in a month. Colts weigh 1,000 at three years old. Steers weigh 1,800 at the same age. fa I 1 ucrst , . erva ourod him. Mrs. J. . SwoTn" ° 3- »• Tl 7 lor ' of , .^^JKi^n"!" cnltied20 pounds from tuktnK It. Mrs. H. A. nor, of Vistula. lod.. WHS cured ot 40 to 60 C alons a day, and nmcB-iioitduobo, dizziness, SS?«. ««! norvous nrostrntlon, by. pnq bottlosnnd Uno b(.o£ of mwvolons euros, FH«U at druajists Tills remedy contains no dpinUW. ^ Dr.NIlies' Medical Co.,Elkhart, Ind.i TBIAJL BOTTLJB FREE. Sold by I*. W. RILEY & YOUNG'S ?,'' Combination SUT and I1RE FESCE, . Iowa. and The "MERRITT>" Prints 78 letters characters.. .Price H. SMITH & CO., Cotlav Ilapids, Iowa. supply us with robes. The farm boy now goes to the agricultural college with district school educa- Congross intended this when agricultural colleges were endowed The door that has been locked heretofore is now wide open. The college at Ames Ms throe-quarters of u million dollars at int^tlo educate the children of farm er8 and mechanics. The only unsolved now is: "How many want t when ho could have armors against poor sires of all kinds, breeders have faults enough, but there ins not been any improvement uny- vhero without thoroughbreds, and it is mivorsnlly known that breeding grades uses all improvement made. 6 T ° Sheep shear twenty pounds cautioned , » n £ onn . ei£rht . and swine , anO durability. Our talruments have a rich iu-ioe and doo, and •- If YOU design feeding on the grass noxi'summer. begin now giving some if you want steers to make large gain on pasture brln« them half fut to grass. H you expect cows to milK well on pasture after coming in, feed them well before that time. If colts are to make big growths on grass in summer, feed well in winter. Growth and fat and milk are got cheapest from grass, but not without good wintering. It requires half the summer to get the ow hair oil an illy wintered beast. Get your Printed at the Republican Office do & kiftds of Job Work asd will The Elgin dairymen met lately to discuss their affairs. The care of Jhe cow was the principal topic. How to get milk concerned them much more tuan what to do with it. Corn meal and bran are their favorite feeds, and they feed pretty heavily. Whether to buy COWBOI Ereed them was discussed. The weight of opinion favored the raising of sumci ent calves to keep up the herd-just what we might expect to be the conclu- Bioninanold dairy neighborhood, in raising the heifer calves that are to make milk cows they feed new milk during the first month only. HOG CHOLKUA. ? must be done for the farmers of Jowa with respect to their hog stock The losses are appalling. Iowa is the. hug growing State of tlw Nation There is a germ disease in the land that takes whole herds, whole townships and spreads over whole counties, and county 'utter county, among our six nUllloa* * hogs, and farmer after farmer sees the profits of the year or of several years go with nothing left of their hog stocks but a few ghostly specimens and a bad smell on their premises. It is remarkable that nothing has been done, but it is true, not one thing has been done. Hillings tells us to inocculate, but the experience of the world for many years has been'.that inoculation against animal disease only perpetuates it. The countries of continental Kuropo and insular Europe have learned this lesson from long trial with pleuro pneumonia, and have one after another turned from it and adopted extermination of all affected animals and all exposed animals and have succeeded. What the loss is no one can even guess. We believe a million hogs young and old may have died within the year just losed. lleputablo_ veterinarians tell us o stamp out the disease. !>'• Stalker has for years believed that method prao- ical. Why not try it? We all remember how near the West was to being contaminated all over with the^ lung plague in cattle. Chicago fairly festered with it. The federal law bad happily wei"h30o"pounds at eight months old. Some single acres keep a cow all summer and when cut green and fed in tne stable average acres yield enough to feed a cow the equivalent of two years. These are samples of what Iowa is do- in- here and there, but that can be equaled in all the townships of IOIJIL How are our neighbors to compete with this' Of course our lands will double and quadruple in price, as better man- a-rement develops their capacity, and it will always require effort to make interest 9 n cost, but there is more room to imnrove in our Stale estimating irom to- iay's conditions than there was between the time tha territory became a Stats and the present time. QUESTIONS Tliis space veriiHvuul'ovpi L. K. Gaviielcl. \vho will se any bicycle " i U not IHl'l rnr."""~ ~* ii A^ts.inAlgona/W In selecting » head for tb» JM»4 have not in the herd 8 e AKI) T1IK .— . HI To make silage of very green corn the air must be entirely excluded. Immature com cut and put in the silo is likely to sour. The best silage is made from dented corn, so far matured as to be ]ust rlg ht for cutting for fodder. There are losses usually in making silage from ^Jnot^.enough- We would advise making 8 uch corn into fodder. *«W Btt ve 6 ome kinds of fodders in the ce»tei of a large stack, but only those fcind* that are more mature than corn, ' ^eAi'sw •» «a L. LESSINO. LEGAL disease was stamped i» the world ever IOVWJ f^-rr H(HB,»«tM» being To 1

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