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Montana farmer-stockman. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1947-1993, November 15, 1949, Image 11

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Over 500 Awards
Won By Welch's
On Their Hogs
Mother Makes Blankets of
Awards, As Father & Son
Bring Home So Many!
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Great Grandpa Started Something
L ETCHER, S. D.—Blanket in photo
above contains 292 show ribbons—■
only part of hundreds won by Welch
family on their hogs! Took 23 Firsts,
2 Grands, 1 Reserve Championship at
1949 Sioux Empire and S. Dakota fairs.
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Family's first show was in 1920, when father ex
hibited South Dakota's first registered spotted
Poland China. Welch "spots" hare shown esery
year since, except 1933. Son Wallace now runs
farm. It keeps Wally humping! No wonder he
eats Wheaties four days a week! Likes'em with
peaches and cream. Delicious combination!
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Four generations of Welch's have
lived on the same farm. Great grand
father settled it in pioneer days. Now
83, he's hale and hearty. A Wheaties
man, says Wally!
Family's eaten Wheaties for twenty
years. Your family getting theirs?
Wheaties are America's favorite whole
wheat flakes. Famous training dish, too.
Nourishing! B vitamins, minerals, pro
tein, food energy in Wheaties, "Break
fast of Champions!" Have some!
Double savings with Wheaties. 1 ) Valu
able silvenvare coupons in Wheaties and
other General Mills products. (2) 50%
more than regular size in the Extra-Big
Pak of Wheaties.
"I was just eating my lunch
—and they unloaded all these
blue ribbons on me!"
''Wheaties" and "Breakfast of Champions" arc
registered trade marks of General Mills.
wheatgrass sod in comparison with
continuous cropping. We won't do
things that way in Montana. Crested
wheatgrass sod is always plowed in
the spring and fallowed for a season
before being planted.
On this type of tillage not only is
a good crop of wheat produced, but
the top growth and root system of
the crested wheatgrass plant is
worked into the soil, furnishing
much needed humus, which not only
helps to hold the soil in place but
helps replace the reduced nitrogen
If crested wheatgrass is a soil rob
ber and a problem child, we're in
favor Of that kind of crime and child
The age-old question of when to
clip alfalfa to produce a crop of seed
on the second crop was pretty
clearly demonstrated in 1949.
It requires just so much time for
the alfalfa plant to produce a second
crop, to bloom, set and to develop
the seed and mature. The maturing
factor varies with the moisture avail
able for plant use and the heat units
affecting the plant.
Briefly, in Montana, if the first
crop is clipped after June 10, the
second crop for seed is flirting with
disaster from frost or a freeze be
fore it is mature. Result—dark seed,
green seed, small seed, heavy dock
age, low germination, less value per
This year on Sept. 13—four days
before the average date of the first
killing frost—the temperature dipped
to less than 20 degrees above zero
over most of the alfalfa seed area.
It smacked immature seed real hard.
Beat Early Frost
There were a couple of Ranger
in the hit
the hardest who had large crops in
sight. One of them had his first crop
clipped—removed and the second
crop under way by June 10. He had
..all his seed crop cut and well ma
tured before the chilly blast hit. The
other grower got his first crop off
around July 4, and it got smacked
good and hard.
Results—there isn't much use of
repeating them because they are
rather sad. The first grower was in
the clear with plump seed with
beautiful color. The other lot is a
mixture of plump and shriveled
seed and a horrible color. You
what it looks like and how easy it
is to sell, so let's not talk about it.
With the limited acreage of reg
istered small grain that passed in
spection in 1949, it is important that
these lots be cleaned and a repre
sentative sample taken as soon as
possible so equitable distribution can
be made on this supply.
Registered small grain producers
should note the change in the rules
and regulations to begin with the
1949 crop. The main changes are:
1. After the seed has been cleaned,
a one-peck sample should be drawn
by a representative of the Montana
Seed Growers Assn. The grower
should request that this sample be
taken. The grade will be established
on this sample.
2. All seed must be sacked in
clean bags and the bags sealed by a
representative of the Montana Seed
Growers Assn. No tags will be is
sued direct to growers. Tags are is
sued on receipt of payment of 18
cents a tag.
3. Any seed eligible for registra
tion sold in bulk will not be eligible
for further registration.
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