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CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER SIRES
Owners of Purebred Animals Take
Generous Pride in Progress of
Every mail received by the bureau
of animal industry, United States de
partment of agriculture, shows the
readiness with which farmers and ani
mal breeders in general are co-operat
ing in carrying out the "Better Sires
Better Stock" campaign.
The letters show that the owners of
purebred sire^ take a generous and
proper pride in the progress of the
campaign in their community. One
letter recently received contained the
following advertisement clipped from
a county newspaper published in Penn
"Don't breed to scrubs-fetch your
big cows to Victory farms-service
"For milk: Breed to De Kol Pietje
Charles Dickens. Sire: Woodcrest
Urina Pietje. Dam : Daisy Le Polke
De Kol III (Holstein-Friesian).
"For beef: Brood to Cardington
Bob Bill Sykes. Sire: Cardington
Rapid Improvement in Herds ls Seen
Where Purebred Sire ls at Its Head.
Blackjack. Dam: Jennie of Olen
"Will pay $23 for five-day-old heifer
calves bred by either one of these sires
when delivered at Victory farms.
The owner of this farm explains by
letter that he also maintains purebred
boars and that the service of these ani
mals is free to neighboring farms.
This is but one instance in which the
owner of better sires has offered their
advantages to his neighbors free of
charge. The fact that the owner of
the sires is willing to buy the. heifer
calves bred from his purebred bulls ls
an indication of the increased profits
that may be realized by the owner of
a scrub or grade herd when he has put
a purebred sire at its head. It shows
that the value of the progeny of a
purebred sire and a grade dam is so
well established in the minds of the
best informed among breeders that
they are willing to pay a much higher
rate for this progeny than for a calf
with grade parents in both the sire
and the dam. It further illustrates
the rapidity of Improvement in a herd
which has a purebred sire at its bead.
FLAVOR OF BIG IMPORTANCE
If in Making Butter Desirable Quality
ls Spoiled Price on Market
Must Be Reduced.
Butter is valued over lard and tal
low mainly for the reason that it has
a more desirable flavor. If, In . the
making and handling of butter, this
desirable quality is spoiled, the price
of the product on the general market
must be reduced accordingly. The
consumer eats butter mainly as a rel
ish, and If If has a bad flavor it ceases
to be a desirable relish.
VALUABLE HELP JO BREEDER
Dairy Improvement Association En
deavors to Improve Herds by
Hiring General Overseer.
The dairy Improvement association
is a valuable aid to the breeder and en
deavors to improve the herds by hir
ing a man to spend his entire time vis
iting the farms of an organized group
of farmers in order to weigh their
milk, test' it for butterfat and calcu
late the records of production and cost.
Regularity in feeding dairy stock is
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Keep the cans of cream in a cooling
tank until time of delivery.
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Skim the milk as soon after making
as possible and cool the cream at
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A cow must have a certain amount
or food nutriments to keep up the
flow of milk.
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Protect the cans of cream from the
sun by covering with canvas or with
a wet sack while en route.
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Overfeeding is not the part of wis
dom. What is too much for one cow
may not-be enough for another.
PREPARE LAND FOR ALFALFA
One of the Best Ways to Get Moisture
and Well-Packed Soil ls by
Disking and Rolling.
Fall seeding of alfalfa requires
moisture and a soil which is well pack
ed. One of the best ways of Rettins
such a condition is to disk the ground
as soon as oats or small grain is taken
off. then plow it and pack it thorough
ly by harrowing it or rollins?. Soil
which has been in a cultivated crop
and removed early, such as early po
tatoes, makes good ground for fal!
seeding. On ground of this kind a
thorough disking and rarrowinp: will
often put it in good shape for alfalfa.
On many of our types of soil alfalfa
will do better if limestone is applied.
This limestone should be applied after
the ground hus been plowed and then
harrowed in tn give best results.
SWINE FOR WINTER MARKETS
Temptation to Fatten Quickly on
Corn Alone ls Liable to Cause
Loss of Animals.
Hogs for the early winter markets
should be carefully fed. The tempta
tion to fatten quickly on com. alone
is liable to cause the careless farmer
the loss of one or more animals. A
better and a safer feed Is wheat mid
dlings and wheat bran made into a
thick slop. Give a feed of this just
what the hogs will eat*up dean twice
a day, then give a moderate feed of
Keep a plentiful supply of fresh,
clean water in the pens. See that the
trough is clean. Have clean, dry pens
and yards. Dust the pens once a week
with air-slacked lime.
POTATO DISEASE EXPLAINED
So-Called Blight Due to Tip-Burn or
Small Insect Known as the
Much of tte so-called potato blight
which is to be found is due to what is
really tip-burn, or it may be due to a
small insect known as the leaf-hopper.
The tip-burn is caused by the dry
weather and extreme heat ns the sun
.jmd wind draw the wafer from the
plant faster than the roots can supply
it from the ground. The leaf-hopper is
a small. greenisb-Iike insect, which
will be found jumping from one plant
to another as the plants are moved.
BORER EATS CLOVER ROOTS
Here ure three lifo stage--, of one j
of the worst clover pests, the root !
borer. The root borer will attack peas .
us well ns clover. The larvae and the
beetles of the borer literally riddle the
roots of the clover plant. The borer
may 'DO 'die trouble with that sickly,
'spotty" clover patch of yours. Do a
us. ii. rx?, err.
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The greatest Fair ever held in South Carolina. More
premiums, greatly improved grounds and
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SPECIAL REDUCED RATES ON ALL RAILROADS
New track for Horse Racing, which will be a
special feature this year.
ENLARGED GOVERNMENT EXHIBITS
EXCITING AUTOMOBILE RACES
World-wide Entries of Fine Live Stock. More Liberal Premiums
Attracting Enlarged Agricultural Displays.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S GREATEST POULTRY SHOW .
Official State Show of the American Poultry Association.
Great get together week farm demonstration agents and boys and
girls club workers.
Caro lin a-Clemson Foot Ball Classic on Big Thursday
Annual Encampment of Clemson Cadets Throughout Fair Week
Admission Fee $1.00. . Special Rates for Children
PLAN TO MEET ?TOUR FRIEND AT THE STATE FAIR
Contractors and Builders
Persons contemplating building ot
any kind should see us or write us
for estimates, etc.
We make a specialty of paper hanging
We have a large force of skilled
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Mail or Telephone
Often it is cheaper; in
time and expense, to
telephone than to /write
a letter. The extensive
toll lines reach almost
everywhere and the low
STATION TO STA
TION rate makes the cost small.
You give the message and get the
? answer at once. Try it !
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Southern Railway System
Southern Exposition Fair
Oct. 18-23, 1920
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Tickets on sale October 17th to 22d inolubive, and for trains
scheduled to arrive in Augusta before 1:00 P. M. October 23,
1920, and are good returning to original starting point prior to
midnight October 25, 1920. Minimum round trip fare $1.00 plus
For further information and excursion fares from other points
consult nearest ticket agent.
G. W. CARTER, J. A. TOWNSEND,
District Pass. Arent, Agent, *
Augusta, Ga. Edgefield, S. C.
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L-l ALF a gallon more milk from each cow
every day, will more than pay your
Nearly every cow owner gets that increase
with Purina Cow Chow.
It costs about a dollar a month more to
feed Cow Chow, but that difference is
more than made up in the first week. The
rest of the month you get
your extra milk for nothing.
Feed out of the Checker
board Bag and you will
get more milk.
Sold in Checkerboard Bags Only
S. F. LOGAN, Edgefieid, S. C.