The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 10, 1970 · Page 91
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 91

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-IM : IM;ii-ttit-- ;Van Home Again ''/VAN HORNE," IA. ~ The 'Farm Pfogfesjt-Shinw in 1971 •will fettan to flrts William and •Ed Fry -torn near here where It was Held in iMft" the slow will fee Sept, 2&-30, lift-. 'Super Pool' Market Systems Now Available For Cattlemen j.f :PE§ MOINfcS '9 SEED (CtrttffM l S6YS1AN $€tt> Tap 6l tha Crop" _f and iaiy on your peckstbpok too WE HAV ffl> SEEDS. JHAR^Y JjjWi '"'"m^oTi.* CALL COLLECT OR DRIVE INI SEED IS INOCULATED, BAGGED AND READY TO GOI -"WHY PAY MORE - It'i toujh to btat .ur QUALITY PRICE 6-14 yri. EXPERIENCE MMHAUTOWN, MWA A pool system to provide specialized market informa- ti6ff 'to Iowa cattlemen is now in (jperatioft, according to Gail; Dahllson, executive secretary 'fif the Iowa Beef Producers Association. the system which makes use 1 of -teletype equipment supplemented by long-distance telephone lines, will be headquartered at the I.B.P.A. VfieeVin Des Moines. - Called the 1 Iowa Cattle-Fax Super Pool, it will supersede local area pool systems that have been in operation around Iowa, Danilson said. He noted that the program is designed to help a cattleman become a "price maker" Instead of a "price taker." J. Podhajsky, 26, market\analyst for the re- GOPHERDEA GOPHERS WITH \ ER DEATH" Poekat Gopntri, Ground _-,_... ill. FamM for 60 yiirt, HJndy,IMxp«B«Hf« tibltU. Art •nut bnuTit «r Slid DMitr 1«f Mnfln DEATH. FtRT Mill CNIMltU C»,, r*rt Irtf t, tnri gional office, is in charge of the Iowa pool system. He is a native of Trier and majored in anhrtai science' at Iowa State University, Ames. Indications are that from 250 to 300, subscribers will be utilizing the pool facilities by the end of May. towa is one of three states having such operations. The others are located In Arizona and Idaho. Dairy Foods Group Elects Officers Dean Jones of Sanitary Farms Dairy of Cedar flap- ids "has been elected president of the Iowa Dairy Foods Association. Randall Winters of the New Flynn Dairy of Des Moines is vice-president. Roy Wells of Wells Dairy, Le Mars, is treas-_ urer, and Edith Johnson of Spencer is secretary. John "-Brockway of Des Moines is executive vice-president. Capital Needs of Farmers Have Doubled in a Decade INCOME~~ Cmttmedfrom Page One that it will not be profitable, says Howell, : Some cattle farmers are finding a way out of the dilemma by forming grazing associations. Three or four farmers form an association then obtain a low-cost loan from the Farmers Home Administration to invest in land for expansion. Each farmer" benefits from the expansion that he might never be able to afford on his own. When it comes to increasing efficiency^ the Iowa farij- er is not exactly a slouch, a\s the following table shows. . t -The period of 1957-59 was taken by Howell as the base period and was assigned the value of 100: Data for 1969 is not yet Production " n ° J ATTENTION FARMERS 3 DOOR HEIGHTS r-ir • 13' Check these features: • GALVANIZED/COLOR COATED STEEL • WOOD FRAMEWORK ROT-PROOF TREATED AT GROUND • ROOF STRENGTH—25 IBS. PER SQUARE FOOT OR MORE See your local lumber dealer. Clip this coupon and mail it for Additional Information r ASTRO BUILDINGS—702 2nd Ave., Das Moines, la. 50309 Plaai* land m* additional information about your Aitro Buildingi, ... NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE Alio All.Stitl oiiUinf* awilaift hum 1,000 in 200,000 14. It. or mar* HASFI ONY .. AND, it's a mortgage you can't pay off. Ask your local Square Deal agent about his Guaranteed Price-Per- Bushel Hail Plan. That's the hail insurance that pays at the bushel price you aet when you bought the policy, regardless of market price at the time of loss. And, it's the policy with fire and lightning protection added at no extra cost. See your local agent before another hail season has a chance to foreclose on your profits. SQUARE/DEAL INSURMICECOMPANY on MOINES, IOWA S030S ' f uiua Buy new Lasso soybean herbicide at FS. Then treat your weeds to lunch, If ypy're a grassy weed in 9 soybean fiel<J, Lawo taste* great. You'll eat it up. In Almost any »oU type; with the burett amount of moieture. ixttmivv lifts ft the university experiment Ration* of major toy- t»*n ttatef con/irtn La*w if or* of the most effective, yet safest pre- emergent herbicides for annual grasses. So get some Lasso from your FS Farm Chemical Specialist today. Even • weed de$trve* something *P«ci*J it iti very last meal. Get Um from your f S Farm Service Center at: YOUR F3 COUNTY SERVICE COMPANY available, but Howell expects the return on investment to be near the record high of 1965,10.4 per cent. One of the most significant points to consider In this table is that while the production per man doubted from 1959 to 1968, the capital per man had to be more than doubled to achieve it. The capital increase went more for machinery and other investments than it did for land. -Farm size in Iowa increased only 50 acres from 1960 to 1968 — up from 190 to 240 acres. Establish Collins Scholarship Fund CLARION, IA. - A Bernard Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund at Iowa State University is being established by friends of'the late Mr. Collins, widely-known Clarion farmer and pork in"flurry leader, who died April 26. \ Representatives of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and the I.S.U. anfrnal science staff will determine scholarship recipients. Mrs. Bei nard Collins is honorary chairman of the scholarship group. •_ Memorials can be sent to I.S.U. in care of the Bernard Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dates Set For Tested Ram Sales AMES, IA. - Sale dates for qualifying ram lambs from the 1970 Iowa ram test will be June 4 and July 13. Tom Wickersham, extension livestock specialist at Iowa State University, said the June 4 sale will be held at Albert Lea, Minn., in connection with the National Lamb Show. The July 13 sale is scheduled for the fairgrounds at Nevada/la. Both will be early evening sales. Bradley, 14, uses a hose to flush out gutter behind calves. Sells Vealers for 52c a Pound VEALERS- Continued from Page One in the rations or with a needle. Only two calves were lost out of the first 100 in spite of bitterly cold weather. One calf died at six weeks of bloat and another apparently contracted pneumonia when the electricity failed one night during 29 degrees below zero weather. "Some operations have lost up to half of their calves with scours," Meier said. '.'We try lip it in. the-bud before it gets^tarted." \ • • " Manurfexfalls-Into a gutter behind eacn'eatf'. The gutters have a one-football in the liO-foot long bulldlnVand are flushed out twice a weelfcv There is only a slight ant mal odor in the building due to a heating system that pulls in fresh air and dispenses it through large plastic vents overhead. Exhaust fans pull out stale air and will keep pulling in fresh air in summer. HTHE CALVES (all bulls) * are purchased in lots of 100 by a buyer who attends weekly auctions where up to 800 Wisconsin dairy calves a% sold each week. Meier pays $3 a head over the auction price — $1 to the buyer, $1 for the sale barn commission and $1 for trucking. Preforan 8 is for soybeans. And against smartweed, foxtail. ••••*••*•••'-'' »•„.—•..•^^•/e ----•••.- uarters, crabgrass, and carpetweed. Pref or an* is the selective herbicide for preemergence weed control in soybeans to be harvested as a seed crop only. It does an excellent job — enables you to raise clean beans —in any weather, without incorporation. Sold commercially in most midwest soybean grawingareasf or the past two years, CipA'« Pref oran has brought consistently good results. It can do thes^roe for you. See your nearest CIBA Agricultural Chemicals dealer. Company, Pi vision of GIB A Corporation, Summit, KJ. 07901— 135 Progresi Parkway, Hiaelwood, Missouri 63042 c j B A !' "We've been getting good calves," Meier said. "We called the state veterinarian to check the calves for our own protection." (There have been reports in recent months of unhealthy Wisconsin calves being sold in Iowa by some sources.) The calves weighed an average of 107 pounds when purchased. After being fed for 12 weeks they were sold at about 270 to 280 Rounds, in the first batch 96 brought 52 cents a pound and one • animal, which was crippled, sold for 50 cents a pound. Another has not yet been sold. That first batch-was sold to a packer at Edgar, Wis., but there are other markets at Dubuque, Green Bay, Wis., ahd^Chicago, 111. "When they were ready to ship," Meier" said, "a buyer called us froni Edgar. We thought that wasXlittle far to ship because the^hrink would be too great. But say the greatest comes in the first 100 miles." The calves are fed milk- replacer for the entire 12 weeki, getting no grass and no hay in order to produce the white type of meat in demand in the milk-fed veal market. The component parts of the ration are altered about every three days for a time, but in general the calves get a starter ration of 22.5 per cent protein and 15 per cent fat the first five or six weeks. This is gradually switched over to a finishing ration con- taining 19 per cent protein and 25 per cent fat. ~ "The finishing, ration really puts the weight on," Meier said. "Towards the end they are gaining 2 to 3 pounds f day." . The amount of milk re- pi acer fed totaled 29,720 pounds (before water was added) and the calves gained a total of 17,850 pounds, giving a feed conversion ratio of 1.66 to 1. The calves are tied in stalls 22 inches wide and 54 inches in length, including the feeding .tray and metal slats over the gutter. "The oak stalls cost about J12.40 each Jo build, not in- eluding labor," Meier said. "Steel crates would have cost $30 to |50 each." Meier said that with the m a n u r e-handling system there is no need for straw for bedding. The cleanliness of the first batch of 100 calves, in addition to 'their market grade, brought a premium of :hey $132 from the packer which shrinK\was not included in his re- i-on-investment figures. Due\to the management and laboi^requirementf, there are few veat x calf operations in Iowa. \. Meier said his banker was strong for keeping the profjt picture quiet when he first saw the figures — for fear of a sudden increase in competition. "I'm not too worried about that," Meier laughed. "Those calves need a lot of attention. You really have to baby them for awhile — in fact they're just like babies." Introducing WP Weed control thats for soy beans, to get the weeds you missed last year. If your teybaan harbieida doain't centre) all wftdi, you ought to ui* SHAMROX thU y«r. larnyard gran Foitail (giant) Johniongran (from ia«d) • Pigwaao 1 (radroet) Ragwaad . Smartwaad V.lvatwaad (buttonwaad) Annual bluagraii |P«a annua) Browntop panieum Carpatwiad Common chickwaad Crabgraii (imeeth «nd hairy) Ooddar Florida puiil«y Foxtail (yallow, graan) Goosagrail Sroundeharry Lambiqu«rtar Lovagrai* Nodding ipurga Purilanf DJirribuftd by Brayton Chemical Company lurtlngtce, Iowa JI»/7S2-2770 5IS/JH-S246 Mt. Vfrnon, |«wa 3I7/I95-4Z2* Miller Chemical Company , N»br«tk> 40Z/J42-4M7 Monw, Diamond

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