The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 27, 1969 · Page 92
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 92

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De$ Moines Sunday Register July J7, I9M 2*F Number of Hired Hands Declining WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)- Thp Agriculture Department reports that the number of hirai (arm workers declined five per cent in 19(58, the sixth decrease since 1960. Officials said the farm work force in 1968 averaged 2.9 million, compared with 3.1 million in I!)67. Three-fourths of the workers were male, more thnn three- fourths were white, and more than half — housewives and students — did not work most of (he year, the report said. HOGMEN: Your Savings on Feed Alona | Will Pay For... SOW FEEDING STALLS Mr OffkliU tot toMiite Thli is whit a photograph, obtained electronically, of the loin-eye or pork chop took!) like. The dotted line outlines the loin eye. * Checks 100 Hogs Per Day 8 Charolais, 8 Angus and Aug. 18. IG-MOTEL PRODUCTS NOW! You can limit Ittd 1h* «e»lre<J amount to each tow at fwdlni time. (Eliminate* tlfhtint and (nurn *ach tow ol tettlnf her than. Rcsulti In larger litter* and lirger plu at birth, also convenient to hold ttwt for Inspection vaccination, *tc. SAFE—STURDY- ECONOMICAL. Only PI* Motel ttallf otter 1tv> "TILT 'N CLEAN" trout* tor ease of cleaning. Writ* for Detalli- West on Hiway 7 Storm Lake, low* M5M HOGS- Continued from Par/e One thickness of the backfat covering. In the Sonoray approach, the reading is given electronically by impulses which work like radar. These impulses pass through the fat area easily and rebound when they reach the muscle regions. The readings taken indicate the thickness of fat covering, as well as the muscle area of the loin-eye or pork chop area. This information is important to hog breeders. The depth of fat, of course, reflects the mealiness of the animal, while the size of loin is important because the loin is one of the most valuable meat cuts of a hog. The An-Scan device was developed at Cornell University and is being manufactured by Ithaco, Inc., of Ithaca, N.Y. "This machine gives us accurate information about a hog's meatiness without having to kill the animal, or slaughter one of his mates," said Boucher. litter- •THE NATIONAL Hampshire *• organization c u r r ently has two Sonoray devices in use, with each device manned by a college graduate trained in the use of the equipment. The demand for on-thc- farm use of these machines has been terrific, Boucher said. In the case of farm tests, the breeder is charged $5 per hog with a minimum number of 10 hogs to be checked at each farm. It is possible t o examine about 100 hogs per day with one of these machines. The Hampshire breed is the first to use nationally such an approach to obtain information about the meatiness of pigs, Boucher said. "We feel that it is important not only to get this information about a breeder's pigs, but for him to make use of this information in his selection of animals to build up his swine herd and produce meatier hogs," Boucher added. Iowa State Fair officials have announced judging schedules for livestock and poultry. After two preparation days, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13 and 14, the 1969 fair opens formally Friday, Aug. 15. The closing date is Sunday, Aug. 24. The schedule: Beef cattle: Shorthorn, a.m., Aug. 16; a.m., Aug« 17; Hereford, 8 a.m., Dairy cattle: Ayrshire, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn, 8 n,m., Aug. 22; Brown Swiss. Guernsey and Holstcin, 8 a.m., Aug. 23. Open steer show: 1 p.m., Aug. 19. Swine: Production tested barrow contest, 9:30 a.m., Aug. 18; Chester White and Hampshire, 8 a.m., Aug. 19; Duroc and Spotted, 8 a.m., Aug. 20; Poland China and Yorkshire, 8 a.m., Aug. 21; Berkshire and Landrace, 8 a.m., Aug. 22. Sheep: Southdown and Suffolk; Cheviot and Shropshire, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, Aug. 19; Dorset and Hampshire; Corriedale and Oxford Down, 8 a.m., and 1 p.m., respectively, Aug. 20; national championship sheep shearing contest, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Aug. 21. Dairy goats: Five breed divisions, dry does, 1 p.m., Aug. 23; five breed divisions, does in milk, and group classes, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, Aug. 24. Iowa quality meat contests (carcass): Beef on-foot, 3 p.m., Aug. 14; lamb on-foot and pork on-foot, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively, Aug. 18. Poultry: Pigeons, 9 a.m., Aug. 15; exhibition poultry and waterfowl, 9 a.m., Aug. 22. Prize Winning Apiilootis These two Appaloosas owned by • Dei Motoes businessman won grand championship* recently attfct tweaty- second annual National Appalooia Show held la BatM Rouge, La. At left I* Snowcip/i LfdyPi*. JJ J^J**™" mare held by Allen Landeri of De» Motaei. At right li Johnny Snowcap, a foil **"•**•*?£* *"£• mare and wjnner in the Appaloosa italUon fhow, held by Billy Linden of DM Monies. It wu the fint time • brother- sister Appaloosa team won both of the top awards, and the only time both champion* were ihown by the fame ei- hibitor and breeder. Owner of the champs U Cliff Welling of the Welling Appaloou Farms, DM Motaei. Hereford Groups to Co-Sponsor Fair Show Two national Hereford associations will co-sponsor the big white faces in the annual national cattle show at the Iowa State Fair, Don Greiman, cattle department superintendent, reported recently. Greiman said the Hereford division is open either to cattle registered with the American Hereford Association (AHA) or the American Polled Hereford Association (APHA). BUI DOt Out Ol II! If s nice to get away from it all and leave behind th« worries of the daily routine. That's what vacations are all about. But, while you're gone, the rest of the world keeps right on going and you might find yourself completely "out of it" when you return. That is, if you let your daily newspaper gp unread for a number of days. Readers of The Des Moines Register and the Des Moines Tribune have a simple solution to the problem. They can hava, their carrier salesman save their papers while they're gone and then deliver them upon return in a handy VACATION PACK. Ask your carrier about the Vacation Pack plan or write: Vacation Pack, Circulation Dept., Des Moines Register and Tribune, Des Mojnes, Iowa 50304. And if you'll be vacationing at Iowa's Great Lakes area, inquire about delivery of the Daily Register at your, fottage door for uninterrupted service. DBS MOINES REGISTER AND TRIBUNE 'Keep A Good Dog; Watch Strangers CRIME- Continued from Page One have brand Inspection programs. What's the best way to brand? Bob Gibson, an Iowa livestock detective who operated his own branding service for several years, suggests: "Use a pure copper branding iron that is heated — this is instant and practically painless. I use a gas-powered furnace as a source of heat. Homemade branding irons don't do as good a job and are painful to the animals." Whether you brand or not, take these steps to discourage livestock theft: • Maintain good fences and facilities. Locate cattle pens near farm buildings whenever possible. Keep gates locked at night. • Keep track of your cattle when they are kept in distant pastures'or on the range. • Report losses promptly. Most stolen livestock are recovered when the thief tries to market them. The sooner you notify authorities, the better your chances of recovery. • Join a cattlemen's association if there is one in your area. To protect members' cattle, associations hire special detectives, offer rewards, keep records, train brand inspectors and assist law enforcement agencies in apprehending rustlers. • Support law enforcement officials. "Successful prosecution of livestock cases", says William Cheney, ex- ective officer of the Montana Livestock Commission, "depends largely on the support that honest ranchers give to their officers and their courts." How yon can protect your farm against theft. • Keep farm yard well- lighted. Most thefts take place at night. Good Jighting discourages prowlers. • Lock house at night and when away. • Lock up gas supply. County sheriffs report that gas thefts are one of their most common complaints. • A good farm dog has served many a farmer as an effec- tvie "burglar alarm." • Watch strangers. Money, watches and other valuables have been pilfered when strangers have been momentarily left alone in the farmhouse. EVERY DAY IS FUN DAYI 3 Fabulous Stage Shows AT ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT ANNUAL FAIRS weHK\ «LTH« 8 OLD D IQO E R 8 THE NORTH DOOR SINGERS THEOUOARNEOIS DADSTBBL •A LATE MODEL-SPORTSMAN STOCK CAR RACES AftMMMii Aug. J7| Am. M IMCA200 LAP LATE MODEL STOCK CAR CLASSIC Afternoon, AUK, M GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP IMCA BIG CAR CLASHES NIlM, Am. J7i Mtamoon, Au» 21 SUPER STOCK CAR BATTLES Afternoon, Aug. II SUPER MODIFIED ACTION-50 LAP FEATURE HUM, AM* 24 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP' Afternoons, Aug. 18-20j Night, Aug. II HARNESS & RUNNING HORSE RACES Afternoon, Aug. 15 JOIECHITYVOODTHRILLSHOW Afternoon, Aug. 22 GLITTERING HORSE SHOWS MatintMb SOCIETY SHOW ALL WESTERN SHOW Nightsi Aug. 15-21 Night*, Aug.» 23 Matinet, Aug. 17 , MftinM, Aug. 24 MAGNIFICENT MID WAY Nearly a hundred shows, games, rides. MUIVC MM MMI mm icltl eld 'ANTASTIC FIIEWMK* OUOWIUaAUIVf OSTANOfHOWt LIVES AGAIN! YOUTH WIU.JIUHV1D1 NCMTAUVIIUII. TAUNT CHAMWOKtHIW OUR MIR lAPl 1UIANNIN "TTHMUflC TI8T ANTEXHIIITANO PHOTO tAlOM , CMtMtl, (UtltfM. (AIMta. u«i SBJRBU.T 1 . ** •*

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