Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 12, 1949 · Page 2
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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 12, 1949
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20 a Mason City Globe-Gazeti _ Makes Small Flock Pay by Management A small flock of laying hens has a place in a profitable balanced farming set-up even here in the corn and hog stronghold of Iowa. That was proved this year by Herbert Buck and his wife in Adair county. Their laying flock of 102 hens this past year averaged 211 eggs per bird. Profit per hen averaged $2.21, bringing the Bucks a labor income of $1.29 per hour spent managing the flock. The Bucks have been co-operating in the Iowa State college flock demonstration project stressing the use of improved practices and equipment for 10 years. In co-operation with the college, they keep accurate records from which they can im- prove their own poultry program. The college expects that the results will demonstrate to other folks how they can make their flocks more profitable. Good management practices in the Bucks' poultry flock program gets much of the credit for the good record, according to W. R. Whitfield, extension poultry- man in charge of the flock demonstration project at the college. An all-pullet flock is kept. The Bucks' reason that a house full of mature pullets do a better job in filling the egg crate than a few old hens on their way out of production. Too, pullets are less likely to suffer heavy losses from disease, if disease carrying old hens are not present. To join an Iowa 4-H club, contact your county extension office. CURIOUS CUBS—Two new lion cubs, the one on right holding a piece of meat in mouth and paws, look up from meal to wonder at the photographer at Lincoln Park zoo in Chicago. r Young Calves Need Roughage in Feed Feed young calves plenty good roughage early in life, s Floyd Arnold, extension dai man at Iowa State college. Studies made over a period 2 years by the United States < partment of agriculture sn that calves are frequetnly a, mic for a short time after t| are born. Two-thirds of all yoi 1 calves studied had blood with 1 hemo-globin content. Iron' fed in the-, ration is j best cure for anemia in calv and the best source of iron Iowa farms is plenty of gt quality roughage, Arnold poi out. Income tax reporting time y soon be here. , New Markets are Born in a Test Tube New products are developed, new uses are found for meat and by-products in Swift's Food Research Laboratories. Thus our "scientist-salesmen" help you find wider outlets for your livestock. Many million head of livestock are marketed annually. Demand for meat from these animals has been increased by Swift research. from livestock country to city counter, science iblazes the trail for a thriving livestock-meat industry. Among these trail-blazers are 400 trained personnel in the Swift research laboratories and test kitchens. Pioneer-scientists, they develop new meat products—find new uses for more and more livestock by-products. Scientist-salesmen, they create new markets—better values for your livestock. Yes, their work means money to you . .. millions! The average annual commercial slaughter for the last ten years was over 28M million cattle and calves, nearly 65 million hogs, and over 22 million sheep and lambs. That's a lot of meat—and it's a lot of byproducts, too! Cowhides, pigskins, and sheepskins, by the millions, for everyday leather goods. Well over 50 million pounds of pulled wool annually for cloth and clothing. Thousands of tons of lards and soaps for home and industry. Carloads 01 animal feeds. Tons of hair for upholstery. The list is almost endless. Research found how to derive life-saving pharmaceuticals from animal by-products. Here numbers are important. For example, tiny glands from many thousands of animals must be .'saved to produce one pound of adrenalin, powerful heart stimulant. To yield one pound of crystalline insulin, vital in the treatment of diabetes, the pancreatic glands of 20,000 cattle are needed. Important, too, is albumin, tuberculosis "detector" recovered from cattle blood—and many more beneficial, all-important medicinal products derived from animal slaughter. Now recent research has developed an entirely new line of important chemicals from fatty acids. One chemical from fat makes clothing water-repellent. Another is a flotation agent, useful in the separation of phosphates for fertilizers. Another prolongs the life of synthetic tires by causing them to run cooler. And detergents, "soap substitutes," have been recovered for use with hard water in the home and industry. So the list grows, from-day to day. Yes, science performs a direct, very valuable business service for you, the livestock producer. Through new products and new markets, it 1) maintains or improves the position of meat on the American menu; 2) often reduces the price we get for the meat to less than we pay for the live animal; 3) enables the meat packer to pay you more for all your livestock. •OUR CITY COUSIN- City Cousin, little chump— Stuck his tongue on a frosty pump! Homemakers use more and i_ meat and livestock products, th;, to findings of Swift nutritiottl Sftect/i PORK AND NOODLES (Yield: 5 scrv/ngi. 1 pound ground pork 1 4-oz. package noodr- 2 quarts boiling waterS '/2 cup diced green pepP 1 cup diced cooked '• rutabaga P 1 egg Seasoning Flour 2 tablespoons shortening \ Combine pork, egg, and seasoning. Form into 1-jt balls. Roll in flour. Brown in hot fat. Boil nood left salted water 10 minutes. Drain. Combine nooq* green pepper, and rutabaga. Place in grea-- 2-quari casserole. Pla'-e pork balls on top. BB in a moderate oven (350° F.) about 40 minutee until pork is well done. " s - Soda Bill SP.Z: - Business Must Serve As you look about your own neighborhood you'll find some men who are assets to the community, others who add nothing to community life. These good citizens may be large operators or "little fellows." You do not rate them by the size of their operations but by their characters, abilities and what they contribute to the good of the community. This same principle holds true in business. The business that performs worthwhile services to the community is an asset, whether it be a local concern or a big national organization. In our livestock-meat industry both large and small meat packing plants are essential. Two-thirds of our country's livestock is raised and fed west of the Mississippi, where the great grainlands and grasslands are ... Two-thirds of the meat is eaten east of the Mississippi, where most of the people live. Large packers are needed to handle the processing and distribution of meat for a nation of 145,000,000 people. Swift & Company has grown with the expansion of the United States in the past 65 years. That's because we perform services of value to the people of America—to farmers, ranchers, meat dealers, and consumers of meats. We have to be efficient to provide these services. Meat packers have applied to meat products the economies of mass-production and mass-marketing. We have developed one of the lowest cost food distributing systems in the nation. By saving by-products and by reducing waste, we increase the value of producers' livestock. H6 But so keen is the competition—in both the buying and selling ends of our business—that these services have averaged us, over the years, earnings of only a fraction of a cent per pound of meat. To all of our friends on the farms and ranches of America, we of Swift send our sincere best wishes for a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. [President, Swift & Company New Year's resolutions are like they're made to be broken. ft's not the hours you put in, but what you put into your hours. QUOTES OF THE MONTH P. S, Shearer Animals have done more to make America gn than any other one thing. Directly and indirect- animals account for about 80 per cent of the jobs the food industry, and the food industry accouj for about 55 per cent of the total employment this country. Chicago Daily Drovers Jour; * * * Soil testing with the Illinois tests not only saves t average farmer $50 for every $1 spent on testing, t increases food production by using every ton of £ tilizing material where it will do the most good. Roger H. Bray and A. U. Th. University of Illinois \ Grass Silage a Good Winter Fee by P. S. Shearer- Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa Good quality grass or legume sola makes an excellent winter feed i all roughage-consuming animals dairy and beef cattle, sheep, ai even horses. Some have found i useful hi feeding brood sows, d poultry, too. Grass silage may 3» place either a part or all the hay p" a ration for dairy cows. Most dairymen who use! prefer to feed some dry hay with the silage. Sin! average grass silage contains only about 25% to 30 dry matter, it requires roughly 3 Ibs. of silage to v place 1 Ib. of well-cured hay. | In dairy.rations, grass silage can replace corn j sorghum silage. On a dry matter basis it compar favorably with .corn silage in total digestible nuti ents, and if made from legumes or a mixture legumes and grass, the digestible protein content higher. This means that a smaller amount of pr tern supplement is needed to balance the ratio For beef cattle, grass silage can be fed to breedii herds, fattening cattle, or young stock. It may t place a part or all of the corn silage, hay or bot though some dry roughage is recommended. SinJ grass silage has high carotene content it is especial valuable in winter rations likely to lack vitamin . Ensiling is not a magic method of making goc feed out of poor roughage. Grass silage made fro good material, well preserved and free from spoilag needs no particular feeding precautions. Moldy < spoiled silage loses its palatability and much nuti* tive value; and it may be toxic, especially to shet and horses. Swift & Company UNION STOCK YARDS, CHICAGO 9, ILLINOIS j Nutrition is oar business—and you*

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