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ALDRIN 4L; A liquid for slurry or liquid treaters.
May be combined with fungicides.
A wettable powder . . . used os
dust or slurry. May be combined with fungicides.
Contact nearest Chipman dealer or dis
tributor, If none in your locality , write
CHIPMAN CHEMICAL CO.
6200 N.W. Sf. Helens Rd„ Portland, Ore.
RAIN & RANCH SUPPLY
9 1st Ave. N.
(Former Milwaukee Depot)
Great Falls, Montana
Phone GL 2-4822
HOT NEWS ABOUT HAY!
the Walker Way
The Walker six-bale stacker, attached in 30 seconds to any
baler, enables you to build and unload, without stopping the
baler, wind and moisture resistant cottage type stocks.
New in the United States, but proved in Canada, the Walker
Stooker enabels you to bale tougher, greener hay, save more
leaves, and get hay with a higher protein and carotene con
tent. Complete air circulation under, around and through each
bale produces better curing, enables you to leave the bales
in the field longer.
Walker-stooked bales are easily loaded with a special fork
attachment for your loader, which lifts all six bales at once.
FARMERS—Rush postcard for complete information
DEALERS—Inquiry invited. Rush letter.
Dan H. Brobsf Box 1305, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mfd. by KELVIN-THOMPSON CO., LTD
20—APRIL 15, 1959
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FEED GRAIN PRODUCTION
will be huge in 1959. With acre
age reserve ended and corn al
lotments off, total feed grain
acreage will be up 5 per cent.
Montana barley acreage may be
up as much as 20 per cent.
SELLERS ARE BIGGEST source
of credit for buying land, accord
■ inq to USDA reports. More than
43 per cent of farm purchases
are on a basis whereby seller pro
vides credit for major part of pur
chase price, chiefly through land
contracts. Under such contracts
buyers have advantage of lower
down payments, usually not over
20 per cent. Sellers have capital
gains advantages on income tax
if they do not receive more than
30 per cent of the purchase price
in year of sale.
PREMIUM PRICES NOT LESS
thon 2 cents and usually 4 to 6
cents a pound over current mar
ket prices were realized by mem
bers of the Montana Beef Per
formance Association for sales of
their certified feeder cattle in
beef performance testing is indi
cated to be a desirable practice
by studies conducted at South
Dokoto State College. Four sins
groups of Columbias and four of
Hampshires were tested for the
first year of the program. A sire
group is made up of four lambs
sired by one ram. Grease wool
weights for Columbias ranged
from 17.7 to 26.9 pounds. Hamp
shire rams yielded grease wool
weights of 7.8 to 15.8 pounds.
Daily rate of gain for rams va
ried from three-tenths to six
tenths of a pound. A ram that
makes most rapid gains and pro
duces most wool will usually
RAM TESTING SIMILAR to
transmit more producing ability
to its offspring than those that
gain slowly and produce a lighter
ST1LBESTROL FED TO fatten
ing feeder lambs produced vari
able and generally insignificant
response in trials conducted at
the South Dakota State College
Agricultural Experiment Station.
In one trial ewe and wether lambs
were hand fed alfalfa hay and
corn plus •! pound of protein.
Stilbestrol was mixed with the
protein, using 1.6, 1.8 and 2 mil
ligrams. A control group received
none. Lambs that received the
stilbestrol gained faster and had
better feeding efficiency but the
difference wasn't great enough to
LIVESTOCK - SHARE LEASE
study by USDA shows that agree
ments in which tenants furnish
smaller share and landlords larg
er part of resources needed to
operate farm enterprise may of
fer help in overcoming current
capital shortage of individual
farmers. Large tenant capital
needed nowadays for leasing an
adequate farm under traditional
50-50. share agreement is prov
ing to be serious handicap. Econ
omists found that tenant has to
supply $4,000 to $6,000 worth of
machinery and livestock to lease
an adequate sized farm under
IN ALFALFA EXPERIMENTS
in Wyoming, the new herbicide,
diuron, controlled 83 to 99 per
cent of the annual weeds and 90
per cent of volunteer alfalfa seed
ling—an important requirement
for alfalfa seed certification. Ap
plications of 2 to 3 pounds of
diuron per acre in 1956 con
trolled annual weeds and volun
teer seedlings that year and gave
... . .
satisfactory control of weeds r
1957 without additional treat
Sawdust and Shavings
SAWDUST AND SHAVINGS make
good insulation at low cost, reports
Richard T. Marks, Extension Forester
at Montana State College, Bozeman,
Are Good Insulation
When treated with certain chemicals,
sawdust or shavings give protection
a S ainst fire ' deca y and '»sects,
dust or shavings, add three pounds of
sodium fluoride. Dissolve the chemical
in about 12 gallons of hot water and
mix with the wood material. A concrete
mixer will do.
Two types of treatment have been
developed. One is for decay and in
sects. To each 100 pounds of dry saw
Sodium fluoride is a fine white pow
der poisonous to humans and animals,
so care-should be taken to avoid breath
ing the dust. Wetting the sawdust be
fore mixing is advisable. This reduces
the dust. Dry the insulation thorough
ly before puttng it in the walls of
To fireproof sawdust or shavings
mix a water solution containing five
pounds of monoammonium phosphate
and 5 pounds of borax with 100 pounds
of sawdust or shavings. If insect and
decay resistance is desired as wdl as
protection against fire, the two treat
ments can be made at the same time by
dissolving all the chemicals in the
same water, concludes Richard T.
Marks, Extension Forester.
Graham & Ross
Great Falls, Montana
Livestock Supply Co.
IIOf Isf Ave. Horrti
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