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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 18, 1952
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NMTHWtST ARKANSAS TIMES, rVwrfrvllh, AttoBm, Mdoy, April It, 19i He Likes To Get Rid Of Broomsedge Grass Mineral Sorinas Women Aetiv« ".Bentotrville-tSpecian-Frank L . · - ~ Brown o! Gravctte is a farmer · Brown keeps accurate records In who likes to fiet rid of broomsedge | ljs broiler raising operation. He . pass. ! plots such tilings n« Iced, mortal!-1 -'"You can't do anything wfth-'ll j t y , nnd weight on a weekly basis, until you burn it," is the common ' ' retort County Agent Herbert HIII-- teU hoars from farmers. However, Brown has mode a dandy orchard , u v ,, ,, _ ^. grass arid Ladino clover pasture l i t so.well he purchased a 120-arrc on » piece of ground which had farm before he had been here been overrun with sprouts and ' tedsc grass. And he didn't burn a (prig. ' Brown, a traveling reprcscnia live for Swift and Company for | 27 years, onmo to the Ozarks on a vacation a few years ago and liked -'·'Last fall he used a field tiller fallowed by a section harrow to work the seed bed-, lie seeded the piece Septombcr 1, applying '100 pounds ot 5-10-5 per acre. On another-farm which he purchased recently, he has had 50 acres of land cleared, This larjd had once been In Rood pasture but was reverting back to sedge grans and sprouts throu^i neglect. He plans to seed 10 acres'of bottom pounds 01 a-lv-J per auJLt:. DI-.IKI' pi»n lu uvcfi f-i ti~ii*a vi .y',v»w,, dressed young plants with 1(10 Mom! along Spavlnaw Creek In pounds of ammonium nitrate in i fescue and Ladinn dovcr. The February. All of his fertilizing ; higher ground will be seeded In '*rid seeding is done according to j orchard grass nml Ladino. the recommendations of the roun- I ty agent and foil testing .labora- I «.«y. · iCavness Farm Termed : - Immediately .behind his new or- · chard grass pasture, Brown has Model Of Conservation attacked another field uf b.ronm fudge. A hill, covering about six acres, was covered .over with ,,,,. , . . ^edfift grass and brush. Brown had ness is improving the pastures and Bcnlonville-(Spcclal)-.!. N. Cav. ^edfift grass and brush. Brown had j ness is improving the pastures and it-bulldozed off in early fall nnd |meadows of his dairy farm south of here hy seeding high-producing quality forage and hay crops. He uses a douhle-hoppcr corrugated seeding machine to Insure a uniform stand. This Rainbow Curve community farmer last fall planted and fertilized 18 acres of Balhu rye wilh hairy vetch, eight acres of oats and tall fescue with indlno clover, and 35 acres of oats ..nd orchard grass with red clover. He had previously seeded other fields to improved forage crops. CavneFS has a fine herd of purebred Brown Swiss cattle, known for their gentleness and ruggedness. l.Ie Is a cnopcrnior with Ihe Rentnn Counly Soil Conservation Dislrirt. His dairy (arm Is used by G. 1. Instructors and others as a model of conservation farming. Thrnp rings have provided a tflendar of weather and h u m a n life In Southwestern United Slates ,,., ,,, _. going hack nearly 2,000 years, pmsllcr house he keeps 500 capon- tttes. He caponizcs at 11 weeks, i-uiuiKiu nab mi -- tnd sells his capons at about five SS.lfifi square miles, s l i g h t l y pounds to n dresser in lola, Kan. 'smaller than Indians. plowed it immediately. He applied .40(1 pounds of 0-14-7 per acre and drilled in rye grass nnd Icspedeza. The field was a mat of Rrccn by March 15. .;-.'County Agent riusscl! never jets tired of admonishing farmers: "Don't burn that sedge grass." Eussell says lhat sedge crass will «urvlvc in soils too low in fertility to maintain o t h e r desirable trasses; "Burning it only depletes the fertility of the land f u r t h e r «nd consequently Increases the ttand of sedge grass," Russell de- ;!ires. ~ Brown, who gets a big kick out ef. making things grow, runs 14 registered Hcrcfords on the 12(1- gcre farm where he lives, lie Is 6i»tlns a Hazeford Rupert bull from the Turner.Ranch at Okmul- |ee with Anxiety females. Klltti Chickens, Ton 5_Tne Browns are in Ihe chicken business also. He keeps an L- ·haped touse with an 8,500 rapacity full all the time, nnd in a Portugal has nn area of about FARM LOANS Long Term 4% Federal , Land Bank Loans For Any Form'Purpose DIRECTORS C. A. CARNES, Farmingron D. L. MOORE, Cane Hill L. M. ALSIP, Vaughon EVERETT WATSON, Weiley W. A. CLARK, Bcnronville . For details see or write National Farm Loan Association of Fayelteville, Arkansas at 29 East Mountain Street, Fayottevill- or 122 South Cain Street, Bcntonville LLOYD J. WHITE, Secretrya-Treasurer EUNICE BARTON Assistant Secretory-Treasurer, Fayctteville MARGARET SPENCER Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Bcntonville Austin Finds More Profits From Sheep RehlonvUle r(Special)- OrvUlo Austin of Maysvillc In a farmer who keeps sheep and dairy cows. If someone were to come around and tell him t h a t he had to sol rid of one of hiR two types o[ livestock, he would probably say: "Then I'll keep the sheep. They make me more'money per dollar in vented.". Austin runs TOO ewes and 12 refiifitcrod Jerseys on hid 7" acrrs of Improved Bcnton County pas- lure near the Oklahoma line. The key to his profitable sheep operation is the lambing time which comes in December and January. Most of the lambs arc on t h e ground by late February. Last winter .Austin grazed his sheep and cattle together on a 10-acre pasture of Balboa rye and vetch and R 15-acre pasture nf rye grass, orchard grass and Ladino clover, They received very little supplemental feeding. By late May or early June Austin's lambs, which have had nothing but pasture, have gone up to the surprising weight nf from 80 to 100 pounds. They top the Jop- Hn market consistently. -The ewes shear an average of eight pounds. A single, six-months- old Jamb has 'icon bringing from $22 In $28. The lamb crop is al-, ways neni* the 125 per rent murk. Twin lamb* arc not uncommon. Austin has a small irrigation system powered by a portable gasoline engine by which he can pump water onto about 2J5 acres of his land. The'w»1cr is pumped from a nearby creek. Last summer Austin had knce-dccp pas- iure long after his neighbor's grass had been burned by the long hot August, dry spell. The Austins maintain a comfortable home on their farm. Two sons, Dean and Bryant, attend the University College of Agriculture. A daughter, Vcrlcne, attends school in Mayfivillc. Brainy Hungarian Horse Improves U.S. Strains Bulte, Monl.-(/P)-On » ranch near this mining city a .displaced horse, bred by the Nazis from stolen slock, Is lending his aristocratic blood lines to Ihe improvement of American horses. ."Humphrey," the horse.'s n r. w name, weighs 1,14'n pounds. He tt'ns foaled in Germany by a Hungarian mare In 1IM3. Ills parents were stolen by Ihe Nazis when Hungary--lone the world capital for cavalry horecs--wns overrun. "Humphrey" was captured by Americans in 1045 and classed as "spoils of war." The Army remount service imporied 143 of these displaced horses and farmed them out for breeding purposes. His new owner says "Humphrey" is one of Ihe brainiest horses he's ever seen. He opens gates with his muscular lips and turns electric lights on and o f f . Antibiotics Aid Growth Of Stock Halifax, N. S.-W)-Fcedlng of poultry a n d swine wilh foods spiked with special antibiotic irv grcdicnts, a process started in Nova Scotia a year ago, has apparently produced belter birds and animals at reduced costs, agricultural officials announced. Use of Ihe antibiotics brines the stock along quicker, making it ready for marketing at an earlier date. However, the foods hnvo little affect on cfrg production, said one authority, Home Demonstration Clubs in Washington County get things done. Above, a group of women who make up the Mineral Springs Home Demonstration Club gel together at a community meeting. The club is sponsoring development of a rural community improvement program. Testing Helps Dairyman Increase His Profits, Eliminate Three "Boarders" War Veteran Swears Off Row Cropping, Builds Profitable Dairy Near Goshen Bcnlonv!lle-(Special)-Frcd W. Smith of Hiwasse is a Benton County dairyman who is a firm believer in testing his cows while in production. Smith has evidence to prove l h a t his belief is well founded. When he began having his herd tested by the Bcnton County Dairy Herd Improvement Association he had nine cows. Now he has six cows t h a t give almost as much milk as the nine he once h a d . In other words, he has found and gotten rid of three "boarder" cows. Smith has registered Ayrshires. He began testing in 1949. At present his herd is on both the D. H.. I. A. and official lesls. Smilh's records show that in 1949 his herd average was 7,675 pounds of milk and 290 pounds of fat. In 1950 it was 8,062 pounds of milk and .130 pounds of fat. In 1951. it had increased to 8,538 pounds of milk and 362 pounds of fat. Smith figures t h a t the two years testing has increased the production of his herd 1.463 pounds of milk and 06 pounds of buttertat. Part of the better showing he attributes to better feeding a n d management practices brought about by recommendations of the testing supervisor and Ihe Agricultural Extension Service. At the March meeting of the Benton County Chapter of the D. H. I. A, J. C. McLeod of Rogers, Route 2, supervisor and tester, reported that there were 14 dairy herds totaling 220 cows on test In the county. He said he would like lo arid at least seven more herds. County Agent Herbert Russell says lhat by testing, i farmer can study his feeding and management operations and after a time cull out his "boarder cows" who in many instances are eating up Ihe profit. Russell considers testing basic in. a sound dairy program, as it enables farmers^ to discover'nnd correct the weak points in their programs. The D. H. I. A. is an official dairy testing association w h i c h lests under the supervision of the United States D6partment of Agriculture in cooperalion with the University College of Agriculture. It is self supporting. Ea^h member is assessed a fee for each cow tested. Officers in the Benton County association are Loren Clark, of Gentry, president; D. R. Spence of Rogers, secretary-treasurer; Charlie Hatcher and Fred Smith of Hiwasse and Max Sharp of Springdale, Route 2, board members. By ORRIN .1. IIENBEST Roil Conservation Service Tn 1945, Oran L. Slroud, back from World War fl service, bought a 58-acre farm just cast of Goshen and settled down to row cropping. At the end of his second year on the place, he picked only two sack- fills of corn from 10 acres. "I knew then thai I was through with row cropping," Slroud recalls. "Grass was my only hope." Stroud went to the supervisors of the Washington County Soil Conservation District for help. In January, 1947, he signed a district agreement lo apply conservation plan comprising all the dovetailing conservation measures h i s f a r m needed. SCS technicians went over the farm with him and helped him work out his conservation program, Stroud sel io work immediately on gelling the ronservalion measures, a little at a time, on Ihe land. Today, with his farm turned into grassland, lie lias R productive and profitable dairy. As he developed pastures and applied other conservation measures, he built up a herd of Jersey cattle. Today he has 22 cows and calves and is milking 12 cows. BoiiRht Adjoining Acreage Last. November Slroud bought 44 adjoining acres (o make his (arm total 102 acres. -He lost no time in bringing the 44 acres under his conservation plan. , · Immediately after signing the district agreement in 1947, Stroud began clearing brush and rocks from his place and sowing tall fescue grass and ladino clover, permanent forage crops of high quality. He built a stock pond to furnish fresh water for the cows he planned io get. In the next two years Stroud established stands of a l f a l f a , seri- cea lespedeza, Bermuda and tall fescue grass and ladino. clover in several additional small fields. In 1949 Stroud re-arranged all his fences, built 1,500 feet of terraces and seeded additional pastures to fescue-grass and ladino and crimson clover. As soon as he bought the adjoining 44 acres last November, Strourl seeded 15 acres lo .ladino clover and tall fescue grass. The past winter he cleared hfush in contour strips, preparing the strips' for seeding forage crops as he went. i H« 40-Acre Pasture Stroud now lias close to 40 acres in improved pasture and meadow. Five acres are in .orchard. The rest is in unimproved pasture, brush and woodland. · . SINES BODY SHOP EQUIPPED TO PROCESS 15 CARS AT A TIME FINEST MODERN INSTALLATIONS UPHOLSTERING AND TRIMMING Interiors completely rebuilt !o mnlch nuftmbly lint tpeclflcttioni; or ptrionallitd to meat your individual Insta. Convertible coupi lopi and Inilrument panel work · tpeeialty. PAINTING AND SPRAYING Ancient modtli (uniformed to ilmulalt ditillng n.w en itrnlght from the factory. All itandard color;. tv--i-lon jobi or nortlty elliclt, AUTO GLASS -- ANY PATTERN Trained perionnel and latest equipment to grind lately gUn lo »ny pattern! and. Io do 11 In a minimum of lime. Phono 196 for an ,*itimat». BODY STRAIGHTENING Cirt Ihil hivn be.n completely wrecked . . . fendiri Ihil look like accordion*, are · ede like mejic wilh Sinoi new modern "PorlerTtrjulon" body itriijhlen.r. It'i the ejnly mtchlne of 111 kind In thit re», SKILLED WORKERS GLENN SI NES, Owner and Manager When Sines Gets Through //',? Just Like New ELKINS GARAGE Phone 4 Welcome Farm Friends Visit us for EHO PRODUCTS TIRES and TUBES PARTS and ACCESSORIES WILLARD BATTERIES Repair and Maintenance for Cars, Trucks and Tractors Earl Stokenbury Elkins, Arkansas ·"This yqar I'm going to put all my PMA payments in limei Stroud says. "V(here I scattered lime my pasture plants are best. One place where I didn't put any lime, the fescue and ladino died out and sage grass is coming in." Soil tests shov/ed that Stroud's land .needed IVa to two tons of lime an acre and heavy applications of fertilizer. 'Stroud has been getting- new ideas on modern conservation farming from the G. 1. on-the- farm agricultural training he has been taking the past two years. Cows Get Minerals From Treated Soil Ralph Buck has found lhat liming and fertilizing his soil has practically eliminated the expense of buying mineral salt on his farm near Crosses. "I began liming, phosphating and spreading chicken manure on my pastures five or six years ago," Buck says. "Now my cows pass up the mineral Mill. They ret the minerals they need in their grazing. "A neighbor who hisnt come around 'yet to using lime or fertilizer on his pasture tpends a lot of money for mineral iclts. His cattle just lap the stuff up. Shows they're not getting their minerals in the forage." Tree-ripened bananas »re not good to eat. We Congratulate Our Farmer Friends On Their Continued Progress Mr, and Mrs. G. M, (Jerry) LeMarr LUMBER Lumber may be purchased on our convenient credit plan, if desired. Whether you're building a new home, or planning improvements at your present address, be sure to let us estimate on lumber needs. Top quality, thoroughly seasoned lumber means a building job that will LAST, See us. We Appreciate the Continued Patronage of Our Farmer Friends Throughout Northwest Arknasas Whom We Have Long Supplied KELLEY BROTHERS LUMBER CO. . . "Kelley for Kwality" . FAYETTEVILLE PHONE 9 h SPRINGADLE PHONE 2173

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