The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 15, 1957 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 15, 1957
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PufiCeto fttgbt PPORTUNITY for high poultry profits seems to be knocking. There are 20$ fewer replacement chicks started on farms'tinder last ^ear — the second largest reduction in the 9 years that records have been kept. We should see some mighty good egg prices in the months ahead. This striking reduction in future layers will be partial!) offset by the steady rise in eggs laid per hen. Chickens lay more per bird every year, And some farmers will hold over yearlings. But the USD A predicts'that the overfall picture will be a lot fewer eggs and a lot better prices. So it seems wise to take extra precautions to get your flock started right. And now is not too soon to start. These pictures may help your plans for higher poultry profits. Yearling hens lay about 70% as many eggs as pullets, with slightly higher mortality. If you're short of pullets, you may want to keep your best yearlings. Cull them closely and pen them separate from pullets. Don't keep hens that are finishing their second year. They will not lay at profitable rates for the third year. Discover this NEW Star with Engineering in Action FEATURES design When you step onto the low, roomy platform of the all new D-14 . .. you step years ahead into a new world of power fanning! Settle down in the adjqst- able easy-ride seat. Feel the dynamic POWER-CRATER engine take command . . . full 3-plow power backed by 4100 pounds of weight. The exclusive Power Director lets you quick-shift to high or low range on-the-go,,. with your choice of 8 forward speeds. Fully enclosed hydraulic system and live power takeoff. Low top-line — only 56 inches high; high crop clearance of 25 inches. To discover firsthand all the advanced engineering in this years-ahead tractor, you need do only one thing ... try it on your own farm or ranch. Enjoy the thrill of a new experience! Ask your Allis-Chalmers dealer to arrange it. MU5 CHAIMES5, FARM EQUIPMENT DIVISION MILWAUKEE I, WISCONSIN LOW-LINE, HIGH. CiOP DESIGN. Full 26 inche* clearance under rear axle. Low platform and low top-line. NIW POWEI DIRECTOR with 8 •peed» forward, »l»rtlng at mph., full governed speed. And you quick-shift to high or low range on-the-go. NEW RANGE SELECTOR regulates TRACTION BOOSTED »y»lem. Drive wheel traction U can- trolled automatically. Hydraulic system fully enclosed. NEW J-POJITION EASY. RIDE SEAT. Roomy non-skid platform for safe standing. . NEW4-CYLINDER POWER- CRATER ENGINE. Peak performance on regular gasoline. NEW ROLL-SHIFT FRONT AXLf. Spaces front wheel* without blocks or jacks. Companion to Power-Shift rear wheels, introduced by Allis-Chalmen. Power Steering if you want it. SNAP-COUPLER HITCH tor complete line of mounted and trailed implements. Optional equipment includes transport valve and remote ram lor implements with transport wheeU. ALLIS-CHALMERS HEAR The National Farm and Home Hour^NBC Radio-*~$very Saturday TMCTIOX I 9UJ I'UBKI ii, S?ur-CurpLti TUI «tc trademark*. NEW DISCOVERY IN GRIT FEEDING! WRONG .v" SIZE • '•• • GRIT Feed larger size grit earlier—get more eggs from less feed Study the photographs above. They show you how the correct size Stonemo Granite Grit helps grind out more eggs from every feed dollar. Pullets were fed a mash-grain ration and killed at 22 weeks. Gizzard contents were removed and dried. Note gizzard-clogging fiber, feathers and litter in photo marked "no grit"; observe improvement with even wrong-size grit. Finally,, see how correct-size grit has ground ("chewed up") gizzard contents into .tiny particles. Gizzard is kept clear for more growth- producing feed, more of vital feed nutrients are released from their tough cellulose capsules. FIBER INTAKE GREATER FOR BIROS ON RANGE. When piUlets are on range, fiber intake is even more of a problem. Starting with the 7th week make sure your birds get coarse-size Stonemo for maximum feed conversion, for faster growth, and later to produce more • eggs ~~ from every pound of feed. FREE I Send for new booklet HOW TO GET MORE EGGS OR MEAT FROM YOUR FEED. Important reading for every poultryman. * STONE MOUNTAIN GRIT COMPANY, Inc. Uritvnlo, STONEMOtb* Grit with the 8XTRA GRINDING SURFACES Worm dullets a few days before you plan fo move them. Practically all pullets have some worms — maybe lots of them, they use feed, reduce bird vitality. Today's modern drinking water warmers cost about Vic per bird. Move pullets to the laying house by time they are in 5% production. If you have some underdeveloped birds in the flock, hold them back on range and feed well. Then house in a separate pen. Best time to move is at night. Deep litter stays dryer than a thin layer and is easier to care for. Start with 4 to 6 inches of ground cobs or chopped straw. Whole straw does not break up. Sprinkle a little grain e,ach day to encourage scratching. Put the pullets in a clean, disinfected house to redwce disease danger. It's wise to look fpr lice among feathers. If found, put an insect killer on roost poles just before birds go to roost. Fumes kill the lice. One point often overlooked is enough nests, arranged so that hens can get to them without traveling more than 20 feet. Ideal is 14 nests per 100 birds. Lack of nest room increases floor-laying and nest-crowding, resulting in broken and dirty eggs. "I get twice the traction in wet, muddy feed lots," says Noah Evans of Marion, HATS WHY I SUPER JULUCnON TIRES BN MY 1VUGK CHAMPION GROUND CRIP SUPER All TRACTION TIANSPOBT Hauling feed for his specialized Hampshire hog raising operation is an important part of the daily schedule for Noah Evans. And it's one schedule that's never postponed because of wet ground. For even when feed lots are practically impassable, Firestone Super All Traction tires get the feed truck in and out, with no delays. Here's what Noah says about Firestone Super All Traction tires: "These Firestones really take hold and go where the other truck tires I used wouldn't even start. / get twice the traction in wet, muddy feed lota I wouldn't even try driving in without Firestones." Noah Evans is one of thousands of farmers who count on Firestone Super All Traction tires to give them more grip where other tires spin and slip. See the Firestone Super All Traction tire at your Firestone Dealer or Store today. It's a good place to go for all your tire, battery and service needs. RUBBER FROM START TO FINISH Copyright 1957, The Firatone Tiw * Rubber Company

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