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Gem State Rural
N Vol. IX No. 32 Caldwell, Idaho, July 21,1904. About Alfalfa Seed. for The foil owing inquiries have; been received from a Payette valley farmer, and in view of the fact that there is a difference of opinion on the subject, the Gem State Rural v\ < u <1 be glad to hear from those w 10 have had experience in the gr- wing of al falfa seed, in this region of coun try. Our subscriber says: In the Payette valley we cut three crops of alfalfa. Of course we would not expect to cut but two if we wished to save one 4 4 seed. Which crop should be saved for seed, and what stage of maturity, and what is the appear ance of the plant when ready for How much to the harvesting? reasonably be expected? acre can Is the threshed hay of any value for feed? Answering the above, in a gen eral wav. by way of anticipatin what may be said on the subject. / or •" we know that the second cutting, or crop, is the one usually for seed, although there are thos. who believe the first cutting th also, that saved V better. It is certain, results will depend largely on the way on soil, as well as which the water is applied, or, in other words, the condition of the soil with reference to moisture. As to whether the growth should, irrigated, will in r should not oe o hether it is sufficient -1 depend on lv moist to properly develop the! w It must certainly seed pods. have enough moisture from some to how As to do this. source much the average yield should be, tliat can only be stated approx , mately. Probably 5 to6 bushel to the acre could reasonably be expected, although this \ i«. M been largely exceeded, in some localities The threshed hav has a tceding value, variously esU ' atedat from Sl-50 to S3 00 per , depending on how it is ted, The agn-j S / in ; to l and what it is fed to. should know chemists cultural at »out this Air Treatment for Milk Fever. be conceded remedy dread to D seems that a practi a has been discovered for the now 1 1 v certain disease known among dairymen, as "milk fever". This disease has been the means ot inflicting heavy losses on the owners of milch 30WS-, as it has been par ticularlv fatal to large milkers and noted butter producers. Many high priced cows have been lost by its ravages, and, until within the past few years, known remedy had been discuv-I _ In 1897, Prof. Schmidt, a Ger man specialist, advanced the tlu 'orv that the cause of milk I ered. - lever wà If li S' ; ;-x i •;ÿÿ. w % ■■ j m ! i 'fy.. , Peaches are Ripe. t of a cluster of Caldwell heavy weight peaches. Snap sh > the absorption of leuco , ma i rjes from the udder, and rec iodid • for j r , mm ended that potassium be injected t * prevent the mat ion of the toxin and to neut j ra ii ze j theory so far advanced and the j treatment proved t j he j rt g followed by ^ results ,j me nt was generally j throughout Europe and that already existing the most ration »1 j This was be bénéficiai, astonishing - v After th : s treai resorted to America 40 per o v fell from ihe mortality cent, to 17 per cent. Of all known method intr. milk fever'according to IK Bureau ot s of tr'eat Solomon, chief of the Animal Industry, Department of injection of the Agriculture, sterilized atmospheric air into the udder is by far the most simple and practicable, as well as the most efficacious and harmless one at our disposal, and only occas ionally requires the concurrent use of medicinal treatment. To Anderson, of ökanderdorg. belongs the credit of lirst having made use of plain atmospheric no'air. He first injected it along with sterile water and then by itself. Tue results were aston . , tshingly successful. Schmidt reports that out of 914 iCases treated in Denmark, 884, or Thus were restored to per cent.. The 9f> i record of 140 of that recov ery occured in the average time Of this number 25 second injection, n mn health, these animals shows of fj ca>es required a while in three of the latter hours. to give a b r it was necessary third treatment before they w* re The nble t«> get upon their feet. also practically treatment is harmless, as the statistics of the ft -1 patients r that only 1 cow wis affected mentioned ah- »ve ■>!jow other cows a ol the udder with a severe attack ol m on mi ms after this ireatm nt, while in 4 milder inflamation a pparent. have this coun Equally good results *ise been obtained in was like if,. The method of injecting tillered air into the udder is easy of ma nipulation, requires but little time and is readily accomplished by means of a milk fever appa ratus. It consists of a metal cylinder with milled-screw caps. rubber hose, tubing and bellows, and other appliances for steriliz ing and disinfecting. Full par ticulars are given by Dr- Solomon regarding the application of the treatment, which he gives his So it indorsement. strongest seems that this great menace to the dairy has been mastered, and the owners of valuable milkers and breeders will rejoice accord ingly. _ 300 Cars Fruit Around Lewiston. The Snake river fruit or chards this season will break all records as regards output, now conservatively estimated that the shipments from river orchards between It is the this point and Riparia will reach a total of three hundred carloads. This is an increase of 50 per cent above the output of any single past year The boats are now handling two to three carloads of apricots daily and the late arieties*ol peaches will soon be ready for market. tip to this j time only the Alexander vari eties of peaches have matured in any quanity and the.se have found an exclusive market, v I Lewiston Tribune. j The Types Were Off "Through a typographical error, no doubt, Mr. E. F. Alien. f Payette, Idaho, is given credit for owning fabulously productive 1 he statement in the o cows Gem S ate Rural is that he re •eived hist year from the Map e 8..357, i- foi the cows. -Rural Leaf Creamery ■ y ie cream of • ", | 2s T orth west. j Yes, the types were a litt e too and not witn stand in if previous, the error was caught by the proof reader, it did'nt stay "caught, old so an even thousand got in Hence, 12. and 1 show 'hat did'nt belong there. H should have read. S3 57 j hat makes a pretty goo« ! . ng. too.