The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1957 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 18, 1957
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Look at MiS I&ll^efore you buy feed right for How NlH I»S* one-row pickers swept the National Corn Picking Contest w clean*,, uiking, pick, up more down corn, ha* 10 new feature* NEW IDEA one-row pickers certainly lived up to the reputation of NEW IDEA pickers as "the pickers of the champions." 6 out of 7 places. Farmers using NEW IDEA one-row pickers won first, second, third, fourth, sixth, and seventh places in the one-row class at the National corn picking contest in 1956. NEW IDEA now has a record of 53 titles in 50 contests since 1950, for one. and two-row machines. A record no competitor can even approach. Fanners tell us why they use more NEW IDEA pickers than any other make. Fanners prefer NEW IDEA pickers because they pick cleanest, husk cleanest, and get more down corn. The new one-row hit the jackpot partly because of the many new features that fann- ers have asked for. k 10 new features. These features farmers have asked for give greater convenience, safety, economy, and — proved in picking contests—best performance ever. 1. 30% reduction in number of grease points,'liberal use of greaseless bearings. 2. Bank of grease fittings for simple lubrication of husking bed — a NEW IDEA exclusive, 3. Adjustable ear deflector at top of wagon elevator to level load. 4. Convenient lever to space snapping rolls, for easier field adjustments, safer unplugging. 5. Full-length permanently shielded PTO shaft gives increased safety. 6. Choice of spring-loaded lifting mechanism or brackets for 2-way hydraulic cylinder—for raising and lowering snapping unit. 7. Snap-on universal joint. 8. Adjustable hitch for best trailing in the field or on the road. 9. Stronger wagon hitch, for heavier loads. 10. Rubber flights on wagon elevator for less shelling, quieter j operation. These are good reasons why we were sold out of one-row pickers J well before the end of the last picking season. Want to get cleane$t picking, cleanest husking, pick up more down com? Then see the new one-row picker at your NEW IDEA dealer's before you buy.. Or send I for free literature on it, or on the] other NEW IDEA pickers. Pick Cleanest * Husk Cleanest • Get More down Corn N5SS Depl, Z54, CoWw.ter, Ohio MM* Knd me the following FRM Htmtw «, flew Afo. con, pMten D J-r»wpiiU.| y|HS picker p — — D 2-row pull-lyp* picker p Q 2-ruw wounif <i pirker FALL FRESHENING T L H f *° undness of having cows freshen in the fall has been proven, both from the standpoint of selling the most milk on a high market and also by getting the most production during the entire lactation period. However, there Is danger that these fall-freshening cows will not get proper feeding when they need it most. Too many folks have a tendency to neglect dry cows anyway. If they are dry in late summer, don t expect them to produce a big healthy calf from a diet of brown grass and brush. Two-thirds of a calf's weight is made during the two months just before it -is born. Cows require this rest period and should not be milked for at least 6 weeks before calving, preferably 8 weeks. The cow needs to be fed grain through this period to get her in good condition before freshening. The University of Minnesota suggests giving her about 3 to 5 pounds of grain daily. Not only does good feeding result in healthier calves, it can also increase milk production in the weeks after the calf is dropped. Each pound of weight put on a cow during the dry period will result in about 20 pounds more milk production when she freshens. Grass silage or hay should be used to supplement the roughage obtained from poor pasture. More dairymen are finding that it pays to put some excess early spring roughage in the silo and thfen feed part of it in late summer. Be sure the dry -cow gets her share too. Of course, if you have provided temporary Sudan grass pasture, this licks the hot weather feed problem. About 10 days before the cow is to freshen it is best to cut all corn from the grain ration. Then a few days before calving, switch over to 3 to 5 poutlds of a laxa* tive ration. A mixture of bran, ground oats and linseed oil meal will do very well. There are also some good commercial mixes that can be used during this dry period. Minerals must be provided in adequate amounts for dry cows. The supply • in the cow's body is naturally depleted by producing a calf and going through several months of milk production. Calcium and phosphorus are the main needs, in addition to salt. In many areas the soil is deficient in these elements, causing hay to be only a fair source for livestock to get their minerals. It doesn't cost much to provide a simple mineral mix for cows to eat free choice. Another approach is, to add a pound of bone meal to each one hundred pounds of grain ration and then make salt available separately. Tovn Unless you have spme good Sudan grass (ike this, your pastures are likely to be rather poor during the rest of the summer. Plan to feed dry cows grain and some extra- roughage so they will be in shape tor fall freshening, Don't pass up the dry cows when doling out the grainl Plan to give dry.eow* 3 to 5 pounds of grain doily during the last two months • e n « alvln q- W o «ow is espe- ciolly thin, jack that up a little,

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