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■Æ IK ; •s SS Flashy Duchess 38, from the herd of Sim; & Schock, Highwood, Mont. I / i ■y.YXT » m * 1mm BUILD CHAMPION LIVESTOCK WITH MISCO PELLET 20's A great lady from a great herd . . . SS Flashy Duchess 38 from the Sim 8C Schock herd of Highwood, Montana. For bone, for scale, for beef, the SS Herefords are among the finest in the state. Misco Pellet Twenties, and other quality Misco Feeds, play a big part in the breeding program at this well-known ranch. Misco Pellet Twenties can help your feeding program . . . and help you earn more profits, too. Get a supply today from your Misco dealer. Stabilized Vitamin A: All Misco Cattle Feeds contain important Vitamin A in a stabilized form. Be sure your cattle get full strength Vitamin A with Misco. 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THAAS WOHO AINU AS 3 a g Address. £ US A. • tUROff - AFRICA • ASIA State. mrwA mmrwAmwrwA ^twa == twa^== twa The BEARCAT^ i Drop-Apron \ FEEDER ) COMBINATION Grain and Roughage Mill also Ensilage Cutter /i 1 J. i Grinds any feed— rreen. wet or dry. Snapped or ear corn, roughage bundles or bale flakes and no monkey business. It really grinds, and with ordinary farm tractor. Has both cutler head and heavy swing hammers. Adjustable Drop-Apron Feeder works In any position from ground to truck bed height. Get full Information on this real honest-to-goodness Bear-Cat Grinder, Four sizes. Write— Wettern Line Roller Ce„ Box 278, Hattln«», No* Model 2A-DFI IN SIOUX CITY It's The FARMERS UNION LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Working For You and With You Lloyd Sebby, Cattle Salesman Clair Pendergast, Hog Sales man Art Coe, Sheep Salesman P. J. DALY, Manager V et erinar y Department Mineral Mixtures for Montana By DR. HOWARD WELCH WE ALL RECOGNIZE the fact that the animal body requires a lot of various substances to keep it functioning. It needs plenty of feed—proteins, carbohydrates, fats, etc., and it needs minerals, phos phorus, lime, sulphur, iron, etc., for proper nutrition. And with few ex ceptions, every item en this long list, is found in abundance in the grasses and forage plants in our pas tures and ranges. Some of these minerals are used' and needed in such small amounts that they are called "trace" min erals, that is, in chemical analysis of feeds they are found in amounts too small to measure, and the chemist reports a "trace" of iron, or iodine, of manganese, of cobalt, etc. The other minerals, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, sulphur, etc., are found in relatively large amounts. All these minerals are important, some more so than others. When they are lacking in the diet, there may be serious consequences. What Minerals Are Lacking? But what are these minerals that are deficient, and where do these shortages occur? Everybody supplies salt (sodium chloride) to stock. They like it, they are used to it, and prob ably they need it, though both sheep and cattle have been run for some time without it, without measur ably bad results. Phosphorus we must have, and this mineral is decidedly short in many large areas, and the shortage is more marked in very dry years. The lack of phosphorus is followed by general unthriftiness, by de praved appetite, the cattle licking dirt and rocks, chewing bones and corral poles. There are some areas of extreme phosphorus deficiency, many areas on the border line of de ficiency. Iodine, one of the trace minerals, is deficient mainly east of the divide, in large areas. The lack of iodine does not affect the health of mature animals, but results in goiter in the very young calves, lambs and pigs. But here we run out of definite information or proof of any other deficiencies. It is true that it costs very little to add a combination of these trace minerals to the salt in the salt box, and it may be regarded as a sort of general insurance against some un known disaster. So we have an iodine deficiency, remedied easily by the use of iodized salt. We have a phosphorous de ficiency, remedied by bone-meal. In 9 cases out of 10, a sack of iodized salt and a sack of bone-meal, thor oughly mixed, will make a complete mineral supplement for Montana. Stockmen should remember that the principal item of value in these mixtures is phosphorus, and that no mixture containing less than 10 percent phosphorus is worth the money. Statements frequently made by salesmen that their product will prevent bloat in cattle, are pure nonsense. New cattle brought on the farm should have individual inspection every day for two or three weeks. Keep them separate from your other cattle for that period if you can. CUTTER Market and sale time to some people may mean quick harvest money in the sock and fiesta for a week, but for you ranchers the problem of get« ting cattle to market is fulljpf head^ .Che. r fsg% -? Shipping fever is one of the biggest pains in the neck to most cattlemen. Although it's easi ly prevented , just too many animals die from it each Here's the story in a durham sack: Shipping fever is an acute disease and a rapid killer. It gets its name because it usually strikes when the animals are low in vitality from overcrowding, irregular feeding and watering, hard driving, and the gen eral excitement and hassel of getting to the sale yard. Most common form of the disease resembles pneumonia, and animals stand with forelegs wide apart to breathe easier. They lose flesh rapidly, abdomens become tucked up . and eves become sunken. There's no set time schedule for mor tality in shipping fever — it might take days or weeks. Penicillin and serum have been used with some success, but the cost and nurse maiding involved will sure stick out like a sore thumb when you compare them with the modest price of pre ventive vaccination.* Prevention is the smartest move you can make. It will save you money. Field reports on Blacklegol "S, Cutter's combined vaccine against both blackleg and malignant edema, continue to make Cutter glow with pride. In addition to potent, proven vaccine strains, Blacklegol "S" ha* * . year. al uni innnijhvdroxid y vaccine and hold in tissues longer for higher, enduring immunity. It's an exclusive plus value, found only In Cutter vaccines, one as worth hav ing as the insurance on your pick-up truck. 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