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The writer had the privilege of
visiting the dairy herd belonging to
' the Nebraska State University a few
I days ago. This herd is in the charge
of Prof. A. L. Hacckcr and is un
doubtedly one of the leading dairy
herds in this country. Prof. Hacckcr
is a son of Prof. T. L. Hacckcr of
Minnesota, the famous dairy cow ex
pert and from our brief visit there
we feel sure that the young man has
a future the realization of which will
place him in the foremost rank among
the dairymen of this country. Prof.
Hacckcr is establishing a record with
his dairy cows and while we arc not at
liberty to publish results yet we
found a number of Holstcin cows pro
ducing more than 50 pounds of milk
every day. He has one cow there that
has produced over 750 pounds of but
ter in One year. Prof. Hacckcr is
working out some official records
worthy of credence and the records
arc such that practical dairymen
everywhere arc beginning to sit up
and take notice. We were informed
that the Professor is not only con
ducting the dairy herd and dairy in
l such a way as to secure excellent and
valuable experimental results as well
as to afford students an exceptional
opportunity for study in methods em
ployed, but is making the dairy pay
for all expenses and furnishing a
small revenue besides. This is an
exceptional case for as a rule work
of this kind costs more than the man
agement is able to realize. Prof.
Hncckcr is working for better dairy
cows through Nebraska and feels that
any cow that will not produce at least
350 pounds of butter a year should
; be sent to the block.
Now to bring the subject home to
I us. We have in Utah a better soil, a
better climate, a better market and
just as good feeds as they have in
Nebraska. We have an excellent
dairy herd, a good dairy equipment
and a competent instructor at our
State Agricultural College. The op-
II portunity to make Utah a leading
dairy state is at our door. Now let
us get in and boost, boost, boost. Let
us have a, campaign in favor of good
dairy cows. Utah can easily double her
dairy production without increasing
her number of dairy cows at all. The
Writer was never more impressed with
the possibilities of his native state
alcmg dairy lines than at the present
The Third Trans-Missouri Dry
Farming Congress will bc held in
Cheyenne Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, February 23, 24 and 25
next. The affairs of the Congress are
in the hands of the local Board of
Control, authorized by the Executive
Committee of the Congress and ap
pointed by Governor Brooks of Wy
oming. The Board of Control has been or
ganized with the following officers:
Chairman, M. H. Hartung, Cheyenne;
Treasurer, C. F. Hocl, Cheyenne; Sec
retary, John T. Burns, Cheyenne.
The Board includes fifty of Wyo
ming's active and prominent citizens
of whonv thirteen are chairman of
boards of county commissioners
throughout the state. This makes
the movement statewide, and insures
arrangements for the third meeting,
which will be far more elaborate than
arc usually made for such gatherings.
Mr. Hartung in accepting the chair
manship, has agreed to put his private
business affairs behind him for this
time until the Congress is 'dosed. The
Board will maintain a Press Bureau
which will keep the newspapers of
the West in touch with the move
ments of the Congress.
The American Sugar Industry and
Beet Sugar Gazette of Chicago has is
sued a Growers' Annual which sup
plies a want long felt in the literature
of the sugar industry of the United
States. Many excellent books have
been published dealing with the tech
nical side of the industry and appeal
ing especially to sugar manufacturers
and refiners. This is the first work
we have seen addressed exclusively
to farmers, and dealing simply and
thoroughly with the agricultural side
of beet sugar production.
Among the chapter headings we
note the following:
Relation of Sugar Beets to General
The Factory as a Center of Instruc
tion. Does it Pay to Raise Beets?
How to Begin.
Selection of the Soil. ' .
Soil Management.
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Have ou ever thought of the possibilities of ten, twenty, or more, acres
I of dry land If you had nn I. H. C. gasoline engine to pump water to Irrigate it? M
' The lnd without water is practically valueless. It can be had for a few 1
dollars per acre. H
With the land under water you can raise bumper crops of grain, potatoes 1
grass, fruits and vegetables. M
I. H. C. gasoline engines operate powerful pumping machinery. H
They enable youto reclaim waste land and to muko it worth anywhere 1
from $25 to $200 per acre. M
They require but little of a man's time to care for them. For the most H
part, the operator may go about his other Irrigating or farm duties. The
engines, when supplied with fuel and started, practically run themselves. H
Water can always be hnd somewhere. The problem Is to got it upon the M
land. I. H. C engines enable you to take water from low lying ponds, sloughs
or running streams and raise it so that It is available for irrigating tho
higher lauds. M
In many places farmers arc irrigating from wells, or are using the under
flow. I. II. C. engines enable them to pump the water where it is wanted and
to farm their lands at a good profit. H
Have you on your farm a piece of land that is unprofitable because you
cannot get the water upon it ? H
Or have'you your eye on a tract you would like to homestead if you could 1
Irrigate it? B
Investigate the I. II. C. gasoline engines and see how well they will solve M
these problems for you. H
International local agents will supply you with catalogs and all particulars.
Or, if you prefer, write to the nearest branch house. M
WESTERN BRANCH HOUSES: Denver, Colo.; Portland. Ore.: Salt Lake City, Utah;
Helena, Moiitana: Spokane, Wash.: San Francisco, CaL H
(Incorporated) H
Fertilizing the Land.
Preparation of the Seed Bed.
Thinning the Beets.
Harvesting and Siloing, etc., etc.
These and similar practical subjects
ar treated simply and fully, article
that have been published in the Ga
zette from time to time being drawn
upon for material. They arc followed
by a few chapters on the structure
nad composition of the sugar beet
the functions of its leaf and root sys
tems, etc., and the whole is concluded
by a chapter on Factory By-Products
and their uses on the farm. Vc com
mend the book to those of our read
ers who are interested in beet culture.
' Price in paper covers 75 cents,
cloth $1.50 post paid.
Invite your neighbor to subscribe
for the " Deseret Farmer." Every
farmer ought to take his home farm
paper. It contains valuable matter,
week by week, especially adapted to
farming in thU region, which no oth
er farm paper can givft.
The authorities at the State Agfi M
cultural College have completed ar- M
raugements for holding a short course M
at the College during January for M
special instruction in sugar bqct M
growing and stock judging. The ser- M
vices of Professors Carlisle and Olin M
of the Colorado Agricultural College M
have been seemed to assist in this M
work. Prof. Carlisle is a stock judge H
of more than national reputation, and H
from personal knowledge the writer M
is able to say that the Professor is a M
teacher of unusual ability. He has H
bocn in charge of some government jH
breeding experiments over in Colo- H
rado and the work was placed there H
principally because of Mr. Carlisle's H
ability to properly conduct experi- H
intents of this kind. With such men H
as these it seems to us that there H
should be a great attendance during" M
this course, .k, H

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