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New Holland Certified Twine The United States Testing Co. has awarded its Seal of Approval to New Holland for meeting its rigid standards of uniformity, quality and strength. Farmers everywhere agree: there's no better twine at any price. New Holland t > First in Grassland Farming n NEW HOLLAND MACHINE COMPANY, NEW HOLLAND. PA. A Sabtidiary of Thm Spmrry Corporation Minneapolis • Do« Moins« • Kan««« City • Brantford, Ontario SSSJ?/ S Check the catalog you wish and mail I coupon to: New Holland Machine Company 2408 Ash St., New Holland, Pa. □ Twine-Tie Baler □ Wire-Tie Baler □ Forage Harvester— Row Crop or Hay Unit Name j. Street or RFD Town I I i □ Side Delivery Rake □ Tractor-Mower □ Portable Tractor Saw | □ Forage Blower □ Farm Wagon Q Baler Twine □ Baler Wire s I I -Acres Farmed? — j i -County -State. 1 •; -V r vv v J V » >r Pf . \ Mel Thunem. Daniels county, his assistant irrigator, son Gary, and the pumping unit Thunem uses to irrigate 60 acres of alfalfa and Huntley mixture. (MF-S photos) From Grain to Grass Daniels County Farmer Pumps From a Sump to Water Alfalfa By JERRY LESTER ALFALFA is a rare commodity in Daniels county where nearly all the cropland is in dryland spring wheat. But Mel Thunem always liked livestock and never had much faith in straight wheat farming. So it didn't take much encourage ment from Art Carter, the county agent, to make him decide to start ' growing alfalfa. Especially when Bill Woodcock, FHA supervisor, ex plained how it was possible to obtain a low interest government loan to buy the sprinkler system necessary for irrigation. The availability of a dragline op erated by a local contractor. Bob Severance, played an important part in the development, too, because the source of water is a man-made sump hole near the farmstead that is filled by water passing through gravel strata. One of the greatest points of satis faction for county agent Carter, as he looked over the new alfalfa fields, was remembering that the same land was nothing but "blowing sand hills" in 1949. Up to this time, the 350 acres on the farm had been in wheat and some 40 head of cows were run on leased range land. Shift to Livestock Thunem now plans to enlarge his livestock operation to about 200 head instead of the 95 (including calves) he has now. And he will get out of the cash grain business with only some oats, com and barley seeded in strips for feeding the stock. He may need more grazing land, but this problem could be solved in the future by using the sprinkler system on some land suitable for irrigated pasture. Sixty of the 320 acres are under irrigation now and in alfalfa. Plans are to have a full 100 acres in alfalfa. Mew Holland Machinery Distributed By Midland Implement Co. Billings, Montana Registered Ladak was seeded last year on 35 of the 60 acres and the other 25 is in Huntley pasture mix ture that was seeded in 1949. At the time of this visit Thunem was about ready to take the first cutting of hay off both fields. He hoped to get from 1% to 2 tons to acre - The registered Ladak alfalfa would then be irrigated and left for a seed crop. Another cutting or even two was considered likely from the mixed hayland. With al falfa hay selling for $33.50 a ton lo cally (and up to $45 in 1949), he is not worrying about getting rid of what he doesn't need for his live stock. Thunem has been selling his com mercial Hereford calves off the range, but with plenty of hay as sured he may start selling yearlings in the spring and possibly do a little winter feeding. About 30 Bead of purebred Palomino saddle horses are also kept on the place as a sideline. Irrigation System with the 22-foot deep sump hole excavated near the farmstead. The job was done with a dragline at a The irrigation system really starts cost of $780. The underground water flow into the hole makes it possible to pump continuously for 10 hours but plans are to double the size of the sump to be sure of enough water. The pump used is a 5-inch unit built in with a 110 h. p, V-8 industrial engine. The sprinkler system consists of a half mile of 6-inch main line and a half mile of 4-inch lateral line— all aluminum pipe. Revolving type sprinkler heads are used. Moves are made down the field every 60 feet Thunem can move both laterals in about one hour with the help of assistant irrigator Gary, (7), who unsnaps the couplings. Total investment in the irrigation system, including the sump hole, pump and sprinkler pipe, was $7,000. This investment was made possible through an FHA water facilities loan designed to be self-liquidating in 10 years.