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Montana farmer-stockman. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1947-1993, December 15, 1961, Image 2

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GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
3425 First Avenue South
BILLINGS, MONTANA
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Worked on own 50 acre wood lot — about % of farm. Cut 25 cords from trees 8 to 16
inches in diameter. Sold house to house as firewood for $375.00. Figure total costs
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to $37.95 — leaving a net profit of $337.05 for three and a half days work.
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—COMPARING BARLEY and grain
sorghum as cattle feeds at the Univer
sity of Arizona. Barley has the edge.
During summer months cattle seemed
to gain at about the same rate on the
two feeds but those fed barley needed
92 pounds less per 100 pounds of gain.
During winter months the barley-fed
steers gained 8 per cent faster and ate
13.8 per cent less feed per pound of
gain.
—USING CHEMICALS to sexually
sterilize insects as a means of control
or eradication. Screwworm flies have
been successfully controlled in the
southeast areas of the United States
by weekly releases of laboratory-reared
males that were sexually sterilized by
exposure to radioactive cobalt-60.
Chemosterilants are said to have sev
eral advantages over radiation, includ
ing being cheaper, easier to apply and
being more effective. It is expected
that it will be possible to combine
them with regular insecticides for fast
control. The insecticide would reduce
the population and the chemosterilant
would destroy reproductive ability of
survivors.
—SELLING GOALS for hog produc
ers to be achieved through research.
Nebraska animal scientists declare that
the hog of the future should weigh 200
pounds in less than four months, it
should have an average backfat over
the loin of %-inch and a loin eye area
of 7 square inches, present backfat
average is 1.2 inches and loin area is
4.25 square inches.
—CHECKING TO SEE if moderate
heating of feeds will increase gain effi
ciency of livestock. The USDA research
is prompted by the fact that pelleting
usually involves temperatures of from
150 to 225 degrees F and researchers
suspect that this heating may be one
of the as yet unknown factors that in
creases the efficiency of pelleted feeds.
Tests have shown, however, that tem
peratures of 260 degrees or over de
crease the value of feeds. Steers were
fed ground, pelleted and ground and
heated to 260 degree feeds. Steers re
ceiving ground feed gained 1.79 pounds
per day and those getting pelleted feed
gained 2 pounds per day. Those fed
ground and heated grain gained only
.29 pounds.
—TESTING AND MARKETING of
hogs at 160 pounds instead of the usual
weights of 200 to 220 pounds. Research
by the University of Kentucky seems
to indicate that wholesale value per
hundred pounds of live weight is great
er for lighter weight hogs but process
ing costs are 20 per cent greater. Hogs
reach the 160 pounds at a considerably
lower cost per pound of gain. Consum
ers like the smaller cuts and hams with
less fat of the lighter hogs.
Montana Farmer-Stockman
Dec. 15, 1961, Vol. 49, No. 7
Published twice a month on the 1st
and 15th by The Montana Farmer,
Inc., Great Falls, Mont. Subscription
price $2 for one year, Canada $3
for one year. Entered as second class
matter at the Post Office
at Great Falls, Mont., un
der act of March 3, 1879.
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Did you ever wonder exactly
what ''trace minerals" provide
and what an important contri
bution they make to the health
of your livestock?
Let's take iron for instance.
Iron is essential to healthy
blood chemistry because it be
comes a part of the hemoglo
bin molecule.
And how about copper? Cop
per is also vital in blood chem
• istry because it acts to release
iron that is stored in the liver
and makes it available to the
blood stream.
Another important ''trace min
eral" is cohalt. In ruminants
this is essential for the syn
thesis of important Vitamin
B-12 in the rumen. And cobalt
is needed to maintain healthy
bone marrow for healthy blood
production.
You hear a lot about man
ganese these days — and this
apparently has an action in
animal nutrition which con
trols metabolism and the
similation of phosphorus and
calcium.
There's nothing new about
iodine. Most folks know by
now that sufficient iodine in
animals eliminates goiter con
• dirions and resultant failures
of reproduction or stunted
growth of offspring.
Another ''trace mineral" need
ed for livestock
growth is Zinc, recently
known to be essential in the
control of parakaratosis in
swine and for
growth in poultry.
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