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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 2, 1952
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NOtTKWBT AKAMAI T1MB, FARM AND HOME NEWS Guernseys At Jack Hall's Receive Special Treatment, And It Pays Off , By FKED STAIR V A bachelor and master's degree a 207-acre farm, and a herd of 43 topnotch registered Guernsey cows is a record few young men can boast of at the ape of 27. But .Jack Hall has proved it can be done. When Jack climbs the one and only hill on his farm he can see the tower of Old Main, the oldest building on the campus of his alma mater. It is here in the shadow of his university that this dairyman has decided to take up the occupation of dairying. He comes from a long line of dairymen, and falls into the pattern naturally. His grandfather, W. B. Pettigrew, was selling milk in Fayetteville when Jack was born. There were no milking machines in those days. So the grandson -as he grew up on the dairy north- -»!«!·« '»KtfK**? a e grew up on e a r y o r t h - . . , f west of Farmington -- learned the' Jacl1 Hall and some of his fine Guernseys are pictured at a Field Da business the hard way. All through high school and college Jack milked and tended a dairy herd. While going to high school he was getting experience from his grandfather's herd. On entering college he started a herd of his own. This young dairyman is still enjoying the freedom of bachelorhood. However, he readily admits he would consider marrying widow, providing she had 10 children large enough to help with the work. From observation it would take about that many hands to do all the work that is being done on Jack's farm. Not Often In House When you make a visit out to this dairy you are not likely to find the owner in the house. He may be at the milking barn, or on a tractor cutting hay, or out in the pasture looking after his 43 female Guernseys. He doesn't keep a bull, but does all his breeding artificially. At present he is only Vote to Elect Lloyd McConnell Tax Collector Tuesday, August 12th Hot never held a public office held at his farm some months ago. Fourth from left is Dr. Warren Gifford, head of the animal industry department of the University. (McHoberts Photo) milking 20 of his herd, but hopei acre pasture. to have 40 cows in production in the very, near future. The 40 milk producers will inherit a milking parlor which is now under construction. This rardern plant will be fully automatic. The milk flow through pipes from the cow to the milk can am rbout all will have to do is f!it and count his profits. This versatile young diriymari has lived (;n his present farm since ;945. U was tormn'lv owned by h.s n andf athcr. Yv'hcn Mv. Fettigrew got ready to retire from the dairy business Jack bought him out, lock, stock and barrel. He now calls his place "Pettall." This winter the cows will be fed silage from a trench affair 120 x 12 x 10 feet. This trench will be filled with atlas sargo silage. "Silage makes good milk, provides the equivalent of good pasture in winter months," Jack says, "and provides feed at a very low cost." For a balanced ration 1o produce the most milk for the least cost, the Guernseys get wheat brand, soybean mcc.1 with some beet pulp, plenty of pasture, and alfalfa hay. Jack stays with this formula as carefully as a young mother feeding her baby. A close record is kept on every cow, and the boarders are carefully weeded out. Experience gained on the dairy judging team of the University enables him to spot a No Better Than Pasture Jack is quick to tell you a herd of cows is seldom better than the pasture. His acreage is entirely in pasture with the exception of his crops for silage. Rye, oats, orchard grass and ladino clover furnish winter grazing. For permanent grasses he uses blue grass, white and hop clover,-and bermuda. Ten acres wili be seeded this fall to coastal bermuda to tide over these recurring drouths. Jack says that when he finished school with a master's degree in agriculture, he was offered some good jobs, but none he felt would pay as well in money, and produce as great dividends in happiness and contentment as the dairy business. Carl Rose, Washington County Agricultural agent, says Jack has all the makings of one of the best dairyman in Arkansas, and a look around the 207 acres of pasture will bear Rose out in that statement. Jack lives on Route 7, two whoops and a hollow southeast of the city limits of Fayetteville. Recently the University conducted a Guernsey field day on his farm. This event attracted a lot of fann- ers who are interested in using the cow to lift the mortgage from their farms, educate their children, and provide a nest egg for old age. Slate Supply Of Seed Said In Good Shape Formers Advised To Place Orders Before Any Rush Develops Seed processing plants and wholesale seed companies in Arkansas are in good shape to furnish adequate seed supplies for most fall and winter livestock grazing crops if farmers will nlace early orders. W. H. Freyalden- hoven, associate extension agronomist, based this statement today on renorls from area seed meetings at Pine Bluff and Hope this past week, sponsored by the Agricultural Extension Service. The drouth situation in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama an other Southeastern states is crca ing a great demand for Arkansa produced seed. Seedsmen at thes meetings indicated that larg movements of Arkansas produce ! and nrocessed seed will soon star moving into other drouth stricke states. Most seed processors and whol* sale dealers in Arkansas are offer ing their support toward keepin adequate seed supplies for Arkan sas areas. They strpngly urge | however, early placement of or ! dcrs so they may move all surplu seeds into other drouth areas. The Extension Service furthe encourages Arkansas farmers an stockmen, faced with winter live stock feed shortage and plannin to grow winter crops for grazin and forage, to determine sect needs early and purchase supplie at the earliest possible date. Seed producers over the stat this past year harvested one o their record largest legume anc small grain seed crops. Supplies o the most recommended fall secdet crops are above average. High quality seed goes on the market first though, Freyalden hovcn explained. Price rises usual ly occure when supplies are ex hausted and demand is strong. better mouse trap, but he has es tablished himself as an A T dairy man, and those interested in Guernsey milkers will likely soon be beating a path to his door ti get some foundation stock for a from "the ground up" herd. money-making cow across a 40-! This yming man hasn't built a % GALLON Vanilla ke Cream 6k rUHand few. Udtw MM! JUDGE FRANCIS C H E R R Y BRINGS HIS RADIO TALKATHON BACK TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Monday, August 4th YOU Ask the Questions -- Just Call FAYETTEVILLE 2400 - SPRINGDALE 734 or 775 HEAR Judge Cherry Give the Answers Over These Stations: Program originates from-- HARRISON SILOAM SPRINGS FORT SMITH KGRH »:JO-10:00 a.m. 10:30-11:00 a.m. 1:002:00- 3:004:00- 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. fcOO- 7:001:00- *:00- *:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. f:30 p.m. KBRS *rOO- 9:30 a.m. 10:00 · 10:30 a.m. 11:00-11:30 a.m. 1:30- 2:00 p.m. 2:30 3:00 p.m. 3:30- 4:00 p.m. *:JO 7:00 p.m. 7:30- 1:00 p.m. 1:30 - 9:00 p.m. 9:30-10:00 p.m. "It's Cherry Picking Time In Arkansas PoHtlcsl »d paid, for by Jack Bur(t, Ftyettevllle New Cover Crop Leaflet Ready For Distribution A revised edition of a winter cover crops leaflet is being distributed this week by thc Agricultural Extension Service as one effort toward relieving the critical feed and situation predicted for fall and winter. Farmers are being urged by county extension agents to plant cover crops' for fall and w i n t e r grazing and for hay or grain crops next spring. The leflet gives University recommendations on seeding rates and dates, fertilizing and cultivating practices for the three types of winter cover crops commonly grown in the state: 1) winter Ic- j gumes, such as vetch, Austrian winter peas, singlotary peas, crimson clover and bur clover; 2) small grains such as oats, wheat, barley, and rye; and 3) a winter legume--small grain mixture. Material in the publicalUm was revised by W. H. Fieyaldenhovcn, associate agronomist for the Agricultural Extension Service. This and other leaflets on fall and winter cover and field crops are available at all county extension of- WEEKLY BROILER REVIEW The weekly review of specialized broiler markets as reported by the University of Arkansas Institute of Technology and thc Dairy and Poultry Market News Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture: In the Northwest Arkansas area the market was about steady, and closed about steady on July 31. Trading centered on light weights under two and three-quarter pounds. Offerings of these weights were adequate during thc first two days, and moderate to liberal the rest of the week. Demand for these sizes held fair. Supplies of heavy sizes were short of the good demand during the entire week. Closing prices were one cent lower, with thc mostly price unchanged. Thc Batesville-Floral area market was steady throughout thc week, closing steady on July 30. There was no market cst.-ibli.short on Thursday, July 31. Trading was light, and short on heavy dzp.q. Northwest Arkansas Farming By John I. Smith What can we do with our drouth affected corn? Surely some grain will be made, but the yield of grain will be a great d Is appointment. | M a k i n g silage of this drouth stricken corn will not only save thc many stalks that are not making any kind of ear, but will save nil of thc corn stalk for this winter's use. Even the few fairly good fields of corn have a crent mul- j litude of stalks that will not mature any firain. If one is equipped to t u r n thin corn into sling? he should do so. If one does not have an upright silo nr a trench silo, a snow fence- wire building paper silo, set upon a well drained spot, should be resorted to. Cnttlt? need some green material j in winter ami the only way to in- surd it is to have silage. Under feeding tests silage proves to be of greater value as compared with dry feeds than tho chemical analyses would lead one to believe. Livestock farms of any si/.c should innke silage a part of the program. Silage made from drouth affected corn presents some problems. Perhaps there is a little tendency to cut the corn while it is too immature. This was true during the drouths of the 30s. A poor grade of silage resulted from cutting j corn too soon. We arc inclined to I --idcrestimatc the amount of water in young corn. The few ears which arc in the field should be past thc glazed stage before the corn is cut. It is more important to drive out thc oxygen from the silage with firm packing than to displace it by adding water. The farmer is between two fires this year. If he cuts too soon he gets a poor grade of ailiige. If he cuts too laic his ear worm and grasshopper damage is heavier. One of the main advantages of making silage is to clean.thc field for the sowing of winter oats, other grain, nr winter grasses. Such n field well fertilized and wnll worked ran, of course, be much more ensily prepared for grain than any other ground. Closing prices were unchanged. Reports from the other market .'irons wore not available. Com-SMRf Draft M* Praptsrf To Convert B* Of Crop hfo Sh* It looks now as If much of the corn acreafe is taint to be a disappointment due to the dry weather. "Many of the coo per a tori of the Washington County Soil Conservation District are following what seems to me a very practical solution in making silage out of their corn," Ed Crlti, local SCS head, said today. During the past few days eixht trench silos, with a total of approximately 750 tons capacity. | tit made from lefumw or fclxed grasses and legumes, which are the best, is high In protehv and minerals and can be wed to replace part or all of the corn illage or hay in the animal ratio. In i the whole economy ol dairy ftrm- ' ing, silage-Is Important beeataje of Its mechanical advantage! to the operator and the nutritional advantages to the cow and to. the milk produced. » Putting up silage fa a good practice any year, but under the emer- Kv VL K/rr ,% ' 0 c " mmun ; ! » ««h "op, are on the farm that ^nt^^San ^ '" ^ °' ^ Robert Frederick, all of Fnyctto- * " vllle area. This total of 750 tons of corn lage, fed at the rate of .10 pounds per day per cow, will carry with supplementary feed right P"TM 1 ' 3 ' · . dairy herds of 40 cows each for a Ur ' pc TMi,"' "," y five months period. Trench silos to s?plc _ mbcr "· ,, M » l t i n « «"»** °' '· corn now v '° , T P° Miblc Panting of thc land to Permanent or tcm- as "»" " mols- rTn "»' W ' r °"i August 15 period. Trench silo are laid out according to the size of thc Individual farmer's dairy herd with the rate of silage he expects to feed dnlly. It is desirable and a customary practice to feed dally a few Inches of silage ! from over the entire surface area j Silage Is a moist, succulent feed 1 1 OF AlMUSt 11'14 made by storing fresh green or ' slightly wilted forage crops in a silo in such a manner as to exclude thc air. Properly made silage 5J4-H Conservation Camp Scheduled is · major source of all nutrients and a primary source of carotene or other vitamins or minerals to supplement low-grade roughage. Crops may be utilized as silage I which might otherwise be a total failure, as neither drought nor excessive rains prevent the making Some 180 Arkansas 4-H Club members are eligible to attend Arkansas' first state 4-H contervi- tim camp, August 11-14. To be held at Petit Jean State Park, the camp will be under direction of the Agricultural Extension Service, with the jute Game and Fiih Commission, Service and Soil Conservation the Resource! and Development Commission rooper- of at least part of the crop into atlng. *"**?; The cln P program features con- In all cases the same crop will!servatlon of noil and water, fame retain more feed value as silage than as dry forage. The quantity of carotene in properly marie corn silage may be as much as green crops from which th/ ullage was made, even after more than a year of storage. Because of Its high carotene -ontent, along with Its other valuable constituents, silage li particularly valuable to supplement grain and low-quality hay In the ration. Sllngc made fish and native planti. One.boy and one girl from e»ch county in the state may attend. Camp director will bt Harold A. Howell. forester for th« Agricultural Exteniion Service. Other staff members will b« D. 3. L»n- trlp, state 4-H Club agent; L. H. Burton, horticulturist; Jam* L. Gattis, agricultural engineer; Miss Dorothy Price, district home dem- from corn, sor- Khums, small grains, or grasses contains insufficient proteins and minerals for growth nnd milk production and must be supplemented with some feed or feeds that will supply these deficiencies. Sil- onstratlon Randolph, agent; Mln Blanche foods tpeciatlit; and Graham P. Wright, tommunity actlvltlei ipeci«ll«t, til with the Agricultural Extension Service; and George Purvis and Gene Rush, Arkanm Garni and FUh Com- mlnlon. Another first "for the First in Fayetteville First time ever shown in Fayetteville COATS and SUITS Ttvo Days Only Monday and Tuesday A special representative will be in ouf store all day Monday and Tuesday with the entire selection of fabulous coafj and suits designed by America's leading fashion expert, Lilli Ann of Sao Francisco, Forty suits and fifteen coats, featuring fabrics from France and Jtaly, will be shown for your selecjioa Come choose your style, fabric, color ' for pre-Fall delivery. ·wc'rt «ir

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