Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 18, 1952 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 18, 1952
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·t-f ar Musser Dairy Farm West Of Fayetfeville Boasts Most Modern Silo Installed In State Tht most modern silo in the llate, perhaps in this section of lh"e Southwest, has been installed »n the Jay M. Musser dairy farm, 16 miles west of Fayetteville in the Wedington area. The porcelain silo holds 150 tons of silage, is 40 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. At present it contains corn and soybeans. It unloads from the bottom. The feature of the silo is an tin- loader run by a motor. The un- loader is used twice a day--the Nussers feed the silage twice a day, and Mrs. Musser says plans irre to use the silage for feed every day around the calendar, with grain over the silage. Manufactured by the A. O. Smith Company, this is the only cilo of this type in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. §imilar silos have been installed near Springfield, Mo. It was put In at the Musser dairy last June, imd was installed in a period of 10 days. It has a 99-year guarantee. A loader is to be installed, which tvill allow one man to operate it. The loader will suck the silage out of wagons into the silo. The Musser farm is perhaps the most modern dairy farm in this part of the country. At present they are -milking 32 registered j Jerseys, with 18 other cows in the j _herd. The Mussers ha ve a 551 -acre farm, having started in the dairy farm business in 1944, coming here from Texas. Each of the 32 'stalls in the barn is equipped \vith an automatic drinking fountain which starts running when -the cow puts her head down into the bowl-like fountain. Three electric fans circulate fresh air throughout the barn. - An electrically-operated endless chain that runs in a trouph behind the stalls carries manure out of the barn and into a manure spreader. The barn can be cleaned in -13 minutes. The barn cleaner "is expected to pay for itself within a period of two years. The cows are milked with electric equipment. Cattle Stay Fai On Winter Pasture Al Minimum Feed Bill Bentonville - (Special) - Richard P. Rogers o£ Route 1, Lowell, Is I (armer who believes in keeping his winter feed bill at a mini- mum. And County Agent Herbert Russell says: "His cattle are fatter right now than anything I have seen in the county." Rogers wintered the equivalent of 85 adult cows, on an estimated 50 ton of combined hay stacked in the field and two sacks of cotton seed meal. The hay he fed was mowed and slacked after a seed crop had been stripped from it last summer. This feat was made possible by ·60 acres of improved pasture- -40 ncres of fescue and Ladino clover and 20 acres of orchard grass. The pasture was top dressed last fall .\vith 150 pounds of ammonium nitrate costing $300 and Russell feels that it will cost $600 more lor fertilizers to maintain the ciover. The fertilzer plus $10 for cotton seed meal ups Rogers' winter bill to $1,000. Russell figures that to winter these cattle as well as they have been-wintered without the benefit of'the improved pasture, would require 200 tons of hay and 170 · sacks of meal, totaling $5,350. Rogers took his cattle off this pasture a few weeks ago to insure the seed crop. He expects to harvest Irom 600 to 800 pounds of seed per. acre from the land which will bring him an average price of 30 cents a pound. His summer pas. ture is made up of lespedeza and orchard g^ass. Rogers has ft herd of grade Above, the new porcelain silo installed at the Jay M. Musser dairy farm west of Fayetteville. It is 40 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. Leon Gardisser of Savoy is shov/n operating the uriloader at the bot- iom of the silo. herefords from which he markets · He seeded 50 new acres last fall-a crop or feeder calves each fall, 10 in a l f a l f a , 25 acres in barley, and 15 acres in orchard grass. HELP! Too Late To Holler For A Fire.- INSURANCE POLICY WHEN THE FIRE WAGON STARTS TO YOUR HOUSE! Cravens and Co., Inc. INSURANCE In Business For Your Protection CRAVENS BUILDING Slow-Motion Pictures Aid Marketing Research Ithaca, ,N. Y.-(/P)-Slow-motion. pictures where a fraction of a second lasts a full minute--you can't see the motfon unless you look sharply--are in use at Cornell University. They arc for research for the U. S. Department of Agriculture to design methods of saving time for farmers in marketing. They show how to do hand jobs with less work. They outdo efficiency experts, because an individual can see for himself what method best, suits his style. This new work was described In publications of Dr. Max E. Brunk and Dr. .lack O. Thompson, of the Department of Agricultural Economics. Barn Painting Saves Building Pontiac, 111.-W 1 )-Mrs. H a n n a h Gallup, farm wife artist who never has had nn art lesson, uses dime store brushes and household paint to put picluros on cjinvas, Her work attracted attention at a/i exhibit at the local arrnory. Her painting is realislic to the List hog house or broken fence- r»ll. Once she painted an old barn t h a t a neighbor was going to tear down. When he saw the painting, he decided the scene was Ion pret- t y to mar, BO the barn is still standing, THE FARMERS and WARD ICE CREAM COMPANY are depending upon each other and we appreciate the cooperation our Farmer Friends of Northwest Arkansas have always given us. Dairying ranks high among the most profitable ventures for the Northwest Arkansas Farmer. In this area of greatly diversified activity and Land of Plenty, dairy farming is a natural, and it should cause no surprise to be reminded that dairying has played a major part in the development of Northwest Arkansas during the past 31 years. In hotel lobbies, at conventions, around filling stations or wherever visiting tourists get together, you hear words of praise on the great progress of Northwest Arkansas; of newly painted barns; of new fences; of well kept homes; of the awakening of-a new spirit in progressive farming! ' , Yes, the farmers of this area and Ward Ice Cream Company have come'a long way -TOGETHER-during the past 31 years. We are dependent on the dairy farmers of Northwest Arkansas for raw material. In being able to utilize the product of one of our major farm activities, we feel justly proud that we a re helping build a greater, better Northwest Arkansas. -'; Ice Cream for Every Feast Ice has been proven a most economical and efficient way of keeping your food as fresh and flavorful as the minute you bought it. We've been serving Northwest Arkansas for Thirty-One Years And ict cream the way we make it is health food. Only top quality ingredients are used -- ingredients that add to everyone's fundamental daily food requirements. Get some for tonight's dinner! WITHOUT THE FARMER THERE WOULD BE NO LIFE OR LIVING Again We Salute Him! WARD ICE CREAM COMPANY 121 NORTH BLOCK PHONE 388 ARKANSAS ICE COLD STORAGE CO. Faycttexille, Arkansas 221 NORTH WEST f HONE 284

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