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JOHNSON HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT CO.
announces the appointment of MIDLAND IMPLEMENT CO., INC. Billings and Great Falls, Montana Exclusive Distributors tor Montana and Northern Wyoming JOHNSON LOADER n WORK HORSE ALL PURPOSE f 9* I does many jobs on farms the year 'round MIDLAND'S approved equipment X ! Here is on oH ? hydraulic "work horse" that helps to make jobs easier for the former throughout the year. 'X \ v Stacks key Loads Kay Removes Kay from stack Loads manure I Loads gravel Pulls fence posts Loads rocks Shovels snow . many more jabs, too. , does Loads bundles A, The Johnson Loader is avail able for use with 'most all row • crop and standard tread trac tors and is easy to operate. Raises 20 feet and more with push-off attachment. Load is farther forward when up, permitting hay to be dumped nearer to center of stack. Well-built for trouble-free service, the Johnson Loader offers these outstanding features; all-steel construction; floating power take-off drive; automatic leveling; automatic stopping at end of lift; simple one-hand valve control, clear vision; arched sidearms for wide front tractors; safety by-pass valve, and other safety features. ■ Furnished Complete With Oil and Supporting Stand for Mounting and Demounting Write for Illustrated Literature MIDLAND IMPLEMENT CO., INC. $ f Billings and Great Falls, Montana i: • ti tl JOHNSON "WORK HORSE" LOADER DEALERS Ft f: MONTANA ....Larson Impl. Co. .L. L. Lynd ......Amundson Impl. Co. ..Malta Merc. Co. Miles City ...Miles & Ulmer Davies Form Supply .Bollinger & Son __Richey Hdwe. & Imp!. __Solberg Impl. Co. Kalispelt .. Lambert. P a Rig Somfy Northern Impl. Bozeman ..Bozeman Impl. Co. _Speers Imp!. Co. Lewistown_ f! Chinook. Malta . n tl ..Circle Motor Co. ..Conrad Imp!. Co. .Anderson Impl. Co. Deer Lodge __ Deer Lodge Garage . . J. W. Walters ..Collins Merc. Co. _ Schnitzler Corp. ..Markle's Circle_ Conrad _ Missoula. Pompeys Pillar Richey. Scobey . Townsend. . „ .Neifert-White Co. FI b Cat Bank Dillon Foirview ( Froid - __W. L. Hammond, Wie. Wolf Point .Hansen Impl. Co. Wibaux Glasgow _ Glendive ..._Hagenston-Soderberg NORTHERN WYOMING Great Falls . H. F. Lambertson Co, ..Gillette Impl. Co. ....H. & W. Impl. Co. Powell...Hilfmon Impl. Co. Hursh Motor & Impl. Gillette. Harlem GjuKin Truck and Tractor Co. .Alexander Farm Supply Helena _Stef feck Equip. Co. G. L. Barr & Son Lovell . Harlowton e I Riverton Hobson Market Outlook \ By GILBERT GUSLER »■ THE GENERAL LEVEL of farm prices probably will be steady to slightly lower over the next five or six months. The November index of prices received by farmers was 239 compared with 271 a year ago and the all-time high of 307 in Janu ary, 1948. Consumer incomes prpbably will be fairly well sustained until next spring, and the percentage of in come spent for food and clothing is not likely to show much change. Export buying of farm products is likely to be a little more active than during the fall, but considerably be low last year. Price supports on some products probably will be lower after Dec. 31. Farm costs will tend to be sus tained by the fourth round wage increases and pensions for industrial workers and by the law increasing the national minimum wage rate. While prices paid to farmers in No vember were 12 percent lower than a year ago, the index of farmers' cost rates was down only 3 percent. CATTLE —Prices for the better grades probably will decline in the next few months. The fact that prices for such cattle continued in an upward trend until early Decem ber has increased the chance of a decline during the winter. Prices usually drop in the early months of the year, as increasing numbers of the new crop of feed cat tle become available. Besides cat tle finished in the feed lot, some of the wheat pasture cattle and cattle taken out to harvest down corn prob ably will be back in January. The fact that prices broke sharply in February in each of the last two years probably will cause earlier selling this year. The greatest de cline probably will occur on top cat tle, since about all of the high dress ing, long-fed steers from the last crop probably have been marketed and few cattle eligible for a high premium will arrive. HOGS—Prices probably will ad vance moderately in the next two months. The government's "guide" prices at midwestern markets rise from $14.75 a cwt. in December to $16.65 in March. Receipts are round ing the winter peak and are likely to decline at least one-fourth by late winter. They are likely to be light during the holidays, then pick up temporarily in early January. LAMBS—Prices dropped to new low levels for the season early in December, but are likely to improve during the winter. Owing to the early movement of feeder lambs into finishing districts, the high propor tion of heavy feeder lambs taken out and the present large price dis count for fat lambs weighing over 100 pounds, the supply of fed lambs probably will be considerably larger in early winter than in late winter 1 Trend of Markets and Parity Latest average Brices at Chicago, except wool at Boston, wheat and flaxseed at Minne apolis, hay at Kansas City, and comparisons of United States average prices received by farmers on Nov. 15 with parity prices: Average Parity Actual as Farm Price $15.60 19.20 21.40 Last Week Hogs, barrows & gilts, av.. ewt. $14.95 Steers, good native, cwt. Lambs, average, cwt. Wool, gr.. bright, %-bl.. comb., lb. Wheat. No. 1 dark northern, bu. 2.2114 1.29 Month Ago $16.79 29.00 23.75 .61% 2.18% Year Ago $21.90 30.00 25.00 .64% 2,33% Farm Percent Price Parity $17.40 13,00 148 14.10 152 90 .. 31.55 22.60 .61% 105 .439 UM M 90 2.12 Corn, No. 3 yellow, bu. Oats, No. 2 heavy white, bu Rye. No. 2, bu.. Barley, nominal, range, bu. Flaxseed, No. 1, bu. Hay, U. S. 1, alfalfa ton Eggs, standards, doz. Hens, live, lb. . Butter. 92 score, lb. Cheese, single daisies, ib. . ! 1) 1 M M 1.02 1.54 .76 .76 . 86 % 9! 8 i 4 : 1.38% 72 I 82 1.25 1 73 . 1.26 . 3.82% . 31.00 1.26 1.37 M 1.10 1 49 3.90 8« M 3 51 4.06 M 25 30 00 .48% 21.50 37 M n .471 .516 .23% .62'/, .3514 Potatoes. Rus., U.8. 1, wshd, cwt. 4.37% Note—Market prices are for specified classes and grades, while average for all classes and grades. 24 .38 .331 .274 .6214 .35% .64% .42% T 631 4.55 3.80 T6 1 M 1.76 farm price* are and early spring. Decreasing sup plies of poultry also will help to ad vance lamb prices daring the win ter. WOOL —Prices are likely to be steady to slightly higher during the winter. Light stocks, a small new clip in prospect, an increase in mill utilization, and continued strength in foreign markets are favorable fac tors. Resistance to higher prices for wool goods and clothing and arrivals of foreign wools bought at lower levels will prevent much advance. Imports are now running materially ahead of mill consumption and stocks are being increased, although they are the smallest at this season since 1940. WHEAT— Steady to slightly high er prices appear probable by mid winter. Export sales have increased Markets at a Glance •I Prices—General level of farm prices prob ably will be steady to slightly lower over next few months. Cattle—Increasing supply probably will re duce prices of better grades during winter. Hogs—Declining receipts will bring price rise from December to March. Lambs—Fed Iamb supply will be light by late winter. Wool—Heavy Imports are building up light stocks. Wheat—Placements under support program ■will mean tight market later if exports are large. Corn—Light selling by producers and ex port buying probably will cause further price rise. .* Oats—Imports from Canada are cutting down demand from the northeast. Flaxseed—Impounding under support pro gram may cause tight market later in sea son. Seeds—Alfalfa, alsike clover and lespedeza appear to ing. Feedstuffs—Steady to slightly higher mar ket is probable up to midwinter. H a y—Severe weather probably will increase demand. Dairy Products—Cow numbers and milk pro duction are Increasing in fluid milk sheds. Eggs—Increasing production probably will push prices down to new support level. Chickens—Lighter supplies probably will cause price improvement In next few months. Turkeys—Supplies of small turkeys for Christmas trade will be small. Potatoes—Large supplies probably will limit winter price gains. and probably will continue larger than during the fall. Offerings prob ably will be light, although they are likely to increase slightly as prices reach the loan value over a wider area. "Free" stocks may become quite small toward the end of the crop year, if exports reach as much as 300,000,000 bushels. Stocks placed under loan or purchase agreement by Oct. 31 totaled 281,000,000 bush els. Allowing for the additional amounts that will be placed under die support program by Jan. 31 and for the 1948 crop stocks held by the government, the total amount im pounded may exceed the probable carryover. This would tend to push prices high enough to draw some wheat out of loan stocks, or to levels above the loan value plus the storage pay ment. New crop prospects might affect prices strongly toward the end of the season. Surface moisture is short in parts of the southwest.