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Making Sixty-Cent Wheat.
With pork products bringing the
highest prices for years, Washington
i= found with less hogs than at any
time in five years, with stocks of wheat
left over from last year and stored in
the warehouses, and one of the best
ye ars for packing house products ap
proaching, because of the great de
mand for that kind of provisions in
Alaska says the Spokesman-Review.
March 31, 1899, hogs were quoted in
the Chicago market at $3.75.®3.87 y 2 .
March 31, 1900, they brought $5.50@
552 A year ago in the local Spokane
markets the best ham and bacon could
be purchased for 12% to 14 cents per
DoUn d. Saturday the market price
was 14 and 16 cents, an advance of over
1 per cent. Hogs sell on the hoof in
Eastern Washington for $5.25 per hun
dred weight. Apparently there is no
limit to the supply of swine to be had
in the yards where the big packers do
their buying, for last week thousands
of hogs were carried over from one day
till the next, there being no buyers
ready to invest. But there is a scar
city of hogs in the Northwest, where
every nook and cranny has been search
ed by western buyers for stock swine.
Men who grow hogs in Eastern "Wa
shington have been caught out. They
have allowed even their breeders to be
carried out of the country and now a
large proportion find themselves with
out good stock to begin business again.
Before the Northwest is again stocked
with animals that can ultimately be
turned into lard, bacon and hams,
there may be a drop in the price of
pork. It is a waste of time to tell
a stock owner not to sell his holdings
when he can get better prices abroad
than at home, but it is not impertinent
to suggest that when he parts with a
profitable herd enough animals be re
tained to replenish the herd. If the
man who raises wheat, fruit or vege
tables insists that on his p lace there is
always the nucleus of a drove of hogs,
when prices' begin to rise and he sees
that the local demand will be large, it
will be a little trouble to convert some
of his surplus orchard, wheat or vege
table products into packing house pro
Experiments at the Washington ag
ricultural college have demonstrated
that a bushel of wheat can be turned
into five pounds of hog, which at the
prices prevailing for stock on the hoof
would make the wheat so transformed
worth 60 cents a bushel. Where the
feed is mixed, wheat and vegetable re
fuse, the results are even better. It
has also been thoroughly demonstrat
ed that it is not difficult, with ordin
ary precautions, to keep the swine
herds free from disease. Men are to
day scouring the country in Eastern
Washington for hogs, while grain is
undisturbed in the warehouses await
ing a rise to even 45 cents a bushel. It
would seem good business tactics for
the man who grows food products in
the cerea' or vegetable form to have
more than one iron in the fire. If he
were averse to diversified farming it
would be possible at any time to so con
vert his wheat that he could command
prices for it that would leave him a
handsome margin for his year's work.
If half the stories told about Cape
Nome are true it is not too late to be-
Rin the transformation, inasmuch as
hogs are prolific breeders.
W. H. Reed, a grain dealer of Ta
•oma, has been spending two months
in the vicinity of Walla Walla, where
he has large farming interests. He
states that the wheat outlook there is
the best ever known. The condition of
fall sown grain could not be improved
upon. The growth is a foot high and
is thrifty and healthy. Spring wheat
shows an increased acreage. Nearly
half of last season's export surplus is
is still held in that district.
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