Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 18, 1952 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 18, 1952
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Marinoni Nears "Payoff" On Improved Farming Practices B r . J . . E . CRITZ (District ConKrvttianlil, '' Roll ConKrvitlon Service)' · Paul A. Marinoni w« « pretty good stockman when he enrolled in'.the J. 1.. vocational agriculture training class three years ego. But from thit class and his conservation work he has learned a lot of things he didn't know- before, he confesses. He has been applying his' new knowledge on his 386-acre beef cattle farm a mile west of here "The G. I. vocational agriculture training has completely changed rny_ theory of farming," Marinonl fays. "For example. I thought I kntw what to do about fertilizers buj 1 found that 1 was completely ignorant on this subject. There's quite a lot to know about the right kind at Ihe right time In the right amount." the flow of farming Ideas has not been entirely in one direction, hotoever. Marinonl has contributed some good Ideas of his own. "Our class Is a sort of clearing ho'use for Ideas," explains Lynn L. Smith of Fayclteville, G . I . vo: ·^instructor. "We're all learning all.; the time," . There's Marinoni's Idea nf feed bojtes that he adapted from something he saw on the University experiment farm. No Hay On Ground Marinonl b u i l t seven feed boxes th?t hold eight bales of hay each. Thj; Keren cost him $70. They are mounted on sleds so that he can haul them around to different patls of his f a r m with n tractor. Thjby're built so t h a t the cattle ca(» gel all the hay they wnnt to rat but they can't drop an/ on the ground. 'jThe feeders save hay because th cattle can't trample on It as they do when the hay Is pitched oul on the ground," Marinoril explains. "I fill the boxes every three days; so I save the time and labor of putting hay out every day as you have to do when you put it on the ground. This helps the weak ones who ore always nosed out by. the more aggressive cows. When you put hay out on the ground every day, the weak ones don't set their share. But with three days' supply in the boxes, the aggressive ones gel their fill, then move away. Then the weaker ones move In and get theirs. "I haven't lost any cattle this year the way I used to when 1 put the hay out on Ihc ground. And I don'l have to t a k e the weak ones from the rest and take care of them separately. ROHM Paid For Selves "The feed boxes are saving me $2 a day in clear weather; so in two months they paid for themselves. I n snow or.rain the saving is greater because then you waste 50 per cent of the hay that's p u t ! out on the ground." Marinonl is also m a k i n g money with a creep feeder he built to take care of 1-1 calves at a lime. This too Is mounted on skids so that he cwi move It around the f a r m . "1 feed my calves pulverized oats in the creeper from the first week or two after they are horn to the time they are ready for market at eight months^" Marin- onl says. ''11 costs me $30 a head to creep feed them but at eight months they weigh from 550 to 025 pounds.--They're 100 pounds heavier than If they hadn't been creep tod. So j get a higher price for Ihem because of their heavier weight. At present market prices, I'm nciling $16.80 extra per calf on my creep feeding." Served In Pacific , Marlnoni was laising Hcrefords when he went into military service In October, 1042. When he returned in 194tf a f t e r 27 months In the Asiatic-Pacific ' theater, he bought his present place. The farm hart been row cropped for years, but Marinonl became a cooperator, with the Washington County Soil Conservation District and with the help of SCS technicians began converting the place Into a grassland enterprise. The first year he seeded rye grass and Kobe and Korean les- pcdoza on 250 acres. He cleared 10 acres of timber and seeded Korean lespcdeza as a preliminary step .to sodding Bermuda grass to hold the sail intacl on the sloping field. From the timber he got 5,00(1 posts for his fences and an uncounted number of poles whlqh he sold. He also hauled out and sold surface rocks. Since then he has been improving some of his pastures f u r t h e r by conditioning the soil with soybeans before seeding high-producing forage grasses and legumes. He is trying to add three months to his grazing season with tall fescue and ladino clover. He has had some green forage al! winter. Heavy On Feeding But with ail his good grazing. Marlnoni begins feeding early and stops late. "1 believe feeding like that is necessary to keep weights up," he Fays. "There's no money in l e t t i n g weights drop and then trying to restore the loss." Marlnoni has about 3011 acres in Improved pastures. The rest Is in woodland. When he bought Ihe present place, Marinoni changed from Herefords to Aberdeen-Angus cattle. He has 100 head and Is work- Discussing Conservation Plans Greetings To Our Miny Farmer Friends Throughout Northwest Arkansas We have to the best of our ability endeavored to do our part to make farming more efficient, faster, easier and cheaper for our former customers in Northwest Arkansas. We have put forth every effort trying to secure more tractors and implements for the farmers. Although an adequate supply of tractors and implements Is difficult to secure under present conditions, we have thus far been fortunate in getting enough to meet our growing demand. We have pioneered the sole of Ford Tractors in Northwest Arkansas since the first Ford Tractors were monufoctured in 1939. From the beginning we hove endeavored to maintain the best possible service at all times. Your cooperation has been good which has enabled us ol build our present large business. It is a good thing to know your dealer and to know you ore dealing with 0 firm that has proven they have your interest at heart. We stand ready at all times to offer you the same service In the future as we have in the post. You are invited to visit us and inspect our modern up-to- date shop and make our place your farm headquarters any timn you are in Fayetteville. NAILEY SALES COMPANY Lynn U Smith on the right and Paul non Baker (on the left) of Tonlitown G. I. class. O. J. Henbest of the Soil A. Marinoni are discussing Marinoni's conservation nlan. Ver- has been discussing his plan. These two men are in Smith's Conservation Service looks on. CONGRATULATIONS to the Progressive Farmers of Northwest Arkansas for their high production records. We're proud of them and their fine achievements. OUR BUSINESS I is that of distributing the products farmers raise and we ore striving to do as efficient and meritorious a job as the farmers of this area have done. Ozark Grocer Co., Inc. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS GROCERIES-PRODUCE-FLOUR-FEEDS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Highway 71 North Phone 1689 in? toward all pure-breds. He started with nine registered Angus cows, seven heifers and bull. Now he has 53 purebred cows and heifers and three bulls. "I'm gradually culling the herd and In five years I expect to have 100 pure- b_reds," he says. "I'm aiming to go Into Ihe hull calf business. I'd like to help build up great Angus herds on farms and ranches all over the country." has no hired labor except hands to help harvest hay. He and Mrs. Marinoni have two boys and four girls ranging in age from a few weeks to 11 years. The boys, 10 and 11, help with all the farming operations, he relates. The older girls help with the gardening. . About soil conservation farming Marinoni says: "On the long term, this program is the making of you. You couldn't succeed today without it. I am myself now coming to the real payoff." ,\un-Down Land Restored On Madison Ranch Dotson Improves Purchase; Plans Sunday Rodeos ·Huntsvlllc. Ark.-(Special)-Dalton Dotson has done a lot of soi',. conservation work on his T and T ranch north of Hindsvillc since he tough! Ihn place last August. "I want to get this run-down land t h a t I'm paying taxes on back into production as quickly as possible," Dotson explains. "The quickest and also the most lasting route is through my soil conservation district. That's why I became a cooperator with the Madison County Soil Conservation District as soon as I bought the place." This is what Dotson has done In the eight or nine months he has owned the 300-acre farm: bulldozed 314 miles of old fence rows that had grown up in weeds, sprouts and brush; pushed in a half mile of gullies and seeded them to oats, red top grass an orchard grass last fall and added lespedeza this spring; feuilt 414 miles of new fences; built two new I stock ponds and cleaned out three j old ones; applied 112 tons of lime and six tons, of'phosphate; rolled ' and seeded 57 acres to red top ; last fall and overseeded with les- periczn this spring; seeded 30' acres to orchard grass. j Improves Dwelling In addition Dotson has improved the dwelling on the place and \ plans to move into it the last of April from his present home near Huntsvillc. He moved his cattle from the Huntsville place at the end of March. Dotsop has developed a f i n e stands of clover and fescue in an arena. He plans to hold a rodeo every Sunday afternoon In the arena, and the public may attend the rodeos without charge. "The idea of the rodcn Is that I want to encourage the young fellows around here to become proficient in riding, roping, bulldozing and other ranch operations." Dotson explains. Dotson's 1,1-year-old son, X, won fourth place in the Pope County Rodeo at Russellville last July. Dolson named his new T and T ranch for his two-year-old twin sons, Tim and Tom. Knslor Island, lonely South Pacific speck, Is visited by only ono or two ships a year. Norway maintains « polar h»jr s«i-.ctuary In the Spitsberien urchlpclAKo. Easter Island Is so nsmM he- cnuse a Dutch explorer dlseoverid It on E««t*r Sunday. The CfH EMEU'S Specialized Meat Type Broilers, are Hc^h?i c~d G~?Jed.By Experts^ 21 ye*j« qfTa^fttl erinerfciice enable us to select the breeders to t 1 t s» · i *"' ; *«ij» - J f ·*- - , *·_ ··cte JL this m«at ty»«'--* J ' *"We can supply our Feed B:rV:s over a MILLION of these chicks each month. NICHOLS NEW HAMPSHIRE VENTRESS CORNISH CROSS INDIAN RIVER CROSS Our trucks ore equipped to deliver these chicks in a radius of 1,000 miles or more U.S. APPROVED PULLORUM CLEAN ARKANSAS BROILER HATCHERY 251 North Gregg, Fayetteville, Ark. - Phone 3129 or 3130 ftBRGCHlX

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