The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 12, 1962 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 12, 1962
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PRODUCE to 35 bushels for both soybeans and wheat. Not a cash-crop farmer. Mack enriches his land through his strip crop rotation plan — three of six years in alfalfa, which feeds and pastures his 24 registered Guernseys. Majority of his income comes from dairying and marketing 125 hogs annually. He markets wheat and soybeans through a local New Ulm elevator of which he is a director, but all oats and com are fed back into his dairying and hog operations. Mack feels the production cost saving of manure rather than commercial fertilizer enriches his hank balance as well as his land. Mack recommends strip cropping for any size farm, although three years ago before heeding the advice of the Soil Conservation Service conservationist, he thought his 155 acres too small for this type of farming. Strip cropping by Mack on his light soil permits late planting, not before May 20, which avoids hot, dry spells when com is tasseling in early August and in want of moisture. Strips are 84 feet wide and vary in length from two to eight acres. Mack's success with strip cropping plus other soil conservation practices awarded him with selection as Brown County Soil Conservation District's outstanding farmer his first year in the program. His acreage is rampant with sod waterways, which course rain water into his two-acre farm pond carved out of a natural water basin. After ridding the basin of trees, a construction company built the pond in two months. At the end of a ravine cutting through crop land, the pond stops soil erosion, waters livestock and provides a 12-foot deep home for fish. Cost was $3,600, of which the federal government paid $2,500. On his farm Orlin Mack feels it was monev well invested. STRIP CROPPING with wheat and corn. Strips are 84 feet wide and vary in length from 2 to 8 acres. He has 45 acres in corn, 40 in small grain including wheat and oats, 20 in soy beans, and 45 in alfalfa for hoy and pasture. NFW RARN 34 by 72 feet, houses 24 Guernsey cattle. In from of the'barn a're Mack and Wendy and in background is a silo 14 by 40 feet for corn silage storage. FARM POND shows Mack and daughter Wendy, 7. It covers two acres and is T2 feet deep. The pond is used for watering livestock and preventing soil erosion. CORN FIELD illustrates Mack's rolling, acres. He has 218 acres, T55 of which are under the plow. The rest is forest and 1 cannot be cultivated. Of the T55 acres, 75 percent are hilly. Terramycin Fights Early Mortality il»*NPI)l I).Ill IKWrCllNI Hi. J ^J J J ONLY TERRAMYCIN GIVES YOU ALL THESE ADVANTAGES: Broad range -to tight the many kinds of germs-winch hit chicks -that are suscep tible to Terramycin IN i other antibiotic or drug is effective against more disease organisms than rerramycjn. Complete solubility -to ^ive chicks all the medication you put in the water . . even at high concentrations through automatic medication systems Greater stability-to get its dis ease fighting activity into chicks at high levels Terramycin is the only broad range antibiotic for farm use with the potency- protected molecule s™.n.v r,,, a,. Greater absorption—to get broad-range antibiotic carried by the blood to the site of infections. Mis dnnking water germs with Anti-Germ // Germ killing action on organisms that cause paratyphoid, pullorum. fowl Cholera, infectious diarrhea and enteritis. Only Terramycm gives you the broad-range solubility, stability and absorption you need. Don't risk losing chicks when nothing else has all the advantages of Terramycin. See your animal health supplier today. Chas. Pfizer & Co., Inc.. New York 17. M. Y. TERRAMYCIN POULTRY FORMULA with Anti- Germ 77 1 '

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