The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 10, 1975 · Page 28
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 28

Provo, Utah
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Thursday, April 10, 1975
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Paae 28-THE HERALD Prnvn. Utah. Thursday. April FARM HOME tH GARDEN •a::*:;:::::::*:*:^^ Fight Insects This Year With 'Companion' Plants DAY-OLD LAMB is bottle-fed by Joan Jarvis, Palmyra. The pint-sized lamb was the smallest of a set of triplets, and was taken away from the others for its own protection. Lambing Season Nears Conclusion SUBSTITUTE MAMA IB a milk container with 10 nipple*, used to feed lambs, which are rejected by their mothers or otherwise might be lost to the herd. A special milk formala li used. ; By JOSEPHINE ZIMMERMAN, Farm, Home and Garden editor The busy lambing season is drawing to a close in the Spanish 'i Fork area, which is recognized ', as the purebred sheep capital of ; the world. ; Not only does the area have the largest concentration of purebred sheep in the United ', States, it is also the most popular : with buyers. Dr Clair Acord, ' livestock specialist with Utah • State University Extension Service, reports that rams and ewes out of the Spanish Fork area dominate all the major sales across the country. ! Approximately 15,000 choice rams are sent out of the area each year, sheep growers report. A typical sheep producer is Lee Jarvis, Palmyra who, with his family, has been working around the clock in recent weeks at the lambing sheds. Mr. Jarvis has engaged in a long-range program to improve his stock of Columbians and Suffolks, and keeps careful breeding records of his large flock. Each lamb is ear-tagged shortly after birth. This year most of his ewes produced twins, and a few, triplets. He says he has about as many triplet lambs as singles. His ewes dropped 187 per cent lambs this year. Lee reports some success in getting ewes with single lambs to adopt the third lamb in a triplet set. If the lambs are all born at the same time, Jarvis douses the lambs with a salt and water solution, which the ewes will then lick ... and keep licking. In this way, a ewe may be fooled into thinking the extra lamb she has been given is hers. They always Have "a few rejected lambs to raise, and they put the,m in a special pen with an artificial mother. The first day or two the newborn lambs are fed by hand, then they are introduced to their new 'mother," an ingenious milk container with five nipples on each side. The milk mixture they are fed is a special formula with double the amount of normal butterfat, and the lambs seem to thrive on it. They are also fed milk pellets from a feed dispenser. Once the Iambs get started, either on their mother's milk or the feeder milk, they grow rapidly, making a gain of approximately one pound per day. As soon as the weather warms, the lambs and ewes will be turned out into a pasture, then later they will be taken by the Jarvis family to summer range near Soda Springs, Idaho. BLACK SUFFOLKS and White Columbians mingle in the Lee Jarvis lambing pen at Palmyra. The Spanish Fork area is the largest purebred sheep area in the world, according to livestock specialists. By PATRICIA Me CORMACK UPI Family Health Editor NEW YORK (UPI) Squeamish about using manmade pesticides in the backyard garden this year? Why not investigate playing good bugs against bad bugs, flowers against nasty bugs, and even certain crops planted near other crops —to repel insects? Now's the time to consider nature's way to bug control in the vegetable patch. It takes planning. For example, if you're to use companionate planting you must put certain crops next to certain other ones. The Gardens for All "Community Gardening Procedural Manual," Norwalk, Conn., cites the following examples of companionate planting: —Asparagus as a companionate plant to tomato helps repel soil insects. —French marigold mixed with the tomato plants repels nematodes. —Beans mixed into the potato patch turns off Colorado potato beetles. —Onions and garlic planted in the bean patch helps scare off rabbits. —Bush beans planted near celery help keep bad bugs off both crops. —Lettuce planted adjacent to radishes zaps flea beetles. —Nasturtium planted in the cabbage patch repels aphids. ' Bug fighters among the flowers include white geraniums —good against Japanese beetles. Mexican marigolds repel nematodes, control ciu- broot in rassica vegetables and protect cucumbers. Nasturtiums also keep off the Mexican bean beetle and the cucumber beetle. Dill planted nearby tomato plants add up to a trap plant for tomato worms. Zinnias are trap plants lethal to Japanese beetles. They also repel cucumber beetle and tomato worm. Herbs, such as catnip, thyme, sage, feverfew and hyssop, repel various insects and can be used to make repellent teas you spray on plants. Some other tips: Do not plant the same crop or members of the same family in the same location every year. Repeated plantings encourage insect infestation and the buildup of soil diseases. Avoid planting crops attacked by the same insects together. For example, com earworms (also called tomato fruit worms) attack both corn and tomatoes. Flea beetles attack both tomatoes and potatoes. Rust flies attack both celery and carrots. Timing figures in bug control also. Time plantings to avoid peak insect infestations. If you don't have land for a garden, you might want to help set up community gardens in your area. They are the newest boom. (The Gardens For All Community Garden Procedural Manual telling about natural insect control and all else necessary for the heophyte gardener —individual or community —is available by mail from the nonprofit educational organization, P.O. Box 2302 Norwalk, Conn., 06852. It is $10.) Santaquin Holstein Sets Food Production Record bred in the herd of her present BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT — A new food production achievement for a Utah Registered Holstein cow has been reported by Holstein-Friesian Association of America. The milk production record was established under official production testing supervision. The new record holder for her age group is Wilgerbin Charm Nelda 8346392, owned by Wm. Garry Brown, Santaquin. The new class leader has completed a lactation level of 21,880 Ibs. of milk and 680 Ibs. of butterfat in 305 days. This represents a new and higher production record for officially tested Senior two - year - old Registered Holsteins milked two times daily in the 305-day division of the DHIR program. Wilgerbin Charm Nelda was owner. She was sired by Wilgerbin Charm 1579304. The previous lactation record in this age group for milk for Registered Holsteins was held by Deanway Pontiac C De Kol 7281486 owned by Lu Dean Balls, Hyde Park. She formerly headed this age group with a production level of 21,540 Ibs. of milk and 775 Ibs. of butterfat. Production sampling, weighing and testing operations were supervised by Utah State University working in cooperation with the national Holstein organization. The Territory of Orleans was admitted to the Union as the State of Louisiana on April 30, 1812, becoming the 18th state to be admitted. Canine Seminar Planned Saturday at Fair Grounds A canine seminar will be held Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Fair Grounds in Murray, • sponsored by the Utah Veterinary Medical Association in cooperation with the Bonneville Basin Kennel club, Intermountain Kennel club, Group 4 Terrier club, and the Great Lake St. Bernard club. Dr. Jacob E. Mosier of Kansas State University, one ol tne world's leading authorities on puppy health, will be a guest lecturer. He will speak on puppy health, the first two weeks, the growing puppy, breeding, and breeding problem. Registration for the seminar will be $2.50 in advance and $3.00 at the door, and may be sent to Dr. John Whitely, Sandy. We will, be CLOSED Between 5 p.m and 6 p.m/. in preparation for this event - Walker \ Bankard ON OUR ENTIRE SHOE STOCK IN THE STORE FIRST SECURITY i BANKAMERICARO master charge, J54 West Center, Provo STORE SAVINGS! 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Reg. to6.00«Mn$.00 50% OFF 20% OFF &'3" Be sure to visit Provo's Mobile Home Show prii 10th to 12th across the street from Taylor's on Sear's Part g lot. 200 North 200 Weit, Prove Phone 373*2600 1973 bx Taylor'i Inc., Provo, Utah

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