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The Blackfoot optimist. [volume] (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1907-1918, December 22, 1910, Image 2

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Illustration Shows Such a Structure
That Answers Requirements
In Ideal Manner.
Mr. Walter S. Prlckett, manager
and owner of the Roycroft farm at
Sidnaw, Mich., has a farrowing pen
which answers the requirements ol
such a structure in an Ideal manner.
He calls it the "Berkshire bungalow."
Farrowing or Pasture Pen.
It would certainly be hard to surpass
the Roycroft plan for attractiveness
and general usefulness. The accom
panging drawing Indicates the general
plan of the cot. The dimensions of
all cots are so near standard that It
will hardly necessitate the repetition
of these figures here. The main
points of difference In the "bunga
low" as compared with other pen*
are: The center board on each side
are hinged so that they can be swung
open In hot weather; the ridge cap
Is so mounted that it can be raised
and lowered at will, thus further as
sisting In the ventilation of the pen
and the roof boards are made Into
panels which may be raised or lower
ed over a window fram which is In
place Just below them. This last ar
rangement permits of making the pen
Into a hothouse whenever desired.
The pen certainly has about as many
adjustments on it as one could wish
for. It is, moreover, one of the most
attractive pens built. Its main ob
jection is perhaps that the cost of
construction Is somewhat higher than
Is the case with more simple and
less convenient types.
Harness Devised by Two Missouri
Men Teaches Animal Futility of
Trying for Own Way.
Sooner or later domesticated ani
mals learn that they cannot have
their own way, but must bow to the
To Cure Kicking Horse.
law of humans. Every once In
awhile, however, there Is born a
horse who thinks he Is entitled to
his own opinion, and his favorite
way of asserting himself is in kick
ing the dashboard to bits. Two Mis
souri men have devised a harness
which Is warranted to cure this habit.
Straps cross the horses back and
breast and at their junctions are fas
tened the ends of ropes which engage
the fetlocks of the animal's hind legs
In running loops. The other end of
the ropes are fastened to staples in
the horse's stall or to some other sta
tionary object in front of which he is
tied. The result is that when a horse
Is trussed up in this manner, if he
tries to kick he find he cannot get his
hind feet beyond a certain point, and
after making a number of in effectual
efforts he becomes discouraged. If
he is a particularly bad kicker he
can be goaded into making these at
tempts until his spirit is broken in
that respect.
Care of Horses.
As the busy season closes and the
horses are idle more of the time, give
them less grain feed and only twice
each day, while they are not working.
Give all of the horses the run of some
field or pasture when they are idle.
The exercise and fresh air alone will
do them good. The horse, above all
other domestic animals, needs abun
dance of exercise to harden the mus
Barley for Hogs.
Canadian experimenters have found
that barley is the best grain for finish
ing the prime bacon hog. As long as
bacon hogs are not selling as high as
fat hogs In this country, however, our
feeders will stick to corn. It's good
enough for the market hog, and it
makes him good enough for the mar
Excellent Plan Is 8hown In Illustra
tlon—One 8ide Can Be Raised
During Cleaning.
To make the roost shown in the ac
companying illustration, use four
pieces of 2x3, five feet long for the
frame. Cut each end at an angle of 45
Roost for Poultry House.
degrees and hinge over the top with
Bight-inch strap hinges. On these
frames nail seven 2x2 strips seven feet
long for roosts. Beginning at the top,
nail these 15 Inches apart, as indicated
at B.
Big. A shows the end section *4th
the support, which is a piece of 2x3,
three feet four inches long, and the
Btay brace, which is a piece 1x2, three
feet, four Inches long. It also Indicates
how one side can be raised when the
floor is cleaned.
Not Much Hard Work Required to
Keep Flock In Summer, but Differ
ent In Cold Weather.
(By B. A. WELCH.)
It does not require much hard work
to keep a flock in good condltioq in
the summer, but absolute neglect will
often completely destroy the winter
egg producing qualities of not only
the old hens but the pullets as well.
If you have not removed every win
dow In the chicken house and substi
tuted wire netting in order to provide
perfect ventilation do so at once.
Better that the chicks roost in the
trees than they be confined in a ver
min ridden building.
Body lice will worry a flock to
death, or so nearly so as to destroy Its
usefulness. These can be killed but
not easily.
Persian Insect powder will do the
business. It should be applied with a
powder spray by one person while an
other holds the fowls by the legs so
that the powder may reach every part
of the skin through the disturbed
May Be Constructed of Wood or Gal
vanized Iron and Will Prevent
Birds Scattering Grain.
An economical and useful device In
the poultry yard is shown in the Illus
This hopper may be made of gal
vanized Iron or of wood. It is intend
ed to prevent hens from wasting feed
when eating, says Orange Judd Farm
Hopper for Saving Food.
er. The hopper proper is hung above
the lower box, which may be emptied
back into the hopper when desired.
Plan of Feeding.
By giving the hens just as much
food as they will relish in the morn
ing and scattering some small grain
in the litter, they will start scratching
and will keep it up until their crops
are filled.
At night they can be given all they
can eat of acceptable foods, varying
as frequently as circumstances allow.
With the variety of food obtainable
in the summer time, even for confined
fowls, there is little excuse for having
overfed birds.
Get Chicks to Roost.
To induce the young chicks to roost
in the poultry house as soon as they
are weaned, build a ladder of a wide
board with narrow cleats nailed
across at short intervals. Where the
roosts are easy to reach the young
birds are more ready to use them.
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Cjfÿ'V ..
Nearly Half Million Dollars Invested
in Building* for Annual Event.
The annual Nationul Western Stock
Show, which is held In Denver every
January, has grown in six years to be
one of the big live stock expositions ol
the country. It is backed by an organ
ization of some 500 stockmen and peo
pie interested in live stock agriculture
all over the west and is financed by
the Denver Union Stock Yards. The
show was started as an educational in
stitution, to educate the Western
farmers in the most modern lines and
methods of producing live stock. It
has already been a tremendous factor
In improving the live stock of the
west and the stock yards and business
Interests of Denver have backed it by
providing buildings costing over
1400,000 which are used almost exclu
sively for this annual show. A mag
nificent amphitheater is the principal
building and is one of the most con
venient buildings of the kind ever
constructed, providing seats for 10,000
people around a large arena in which
the fine stock is exhibited. There is
just being completed for the coming
show, which will be held during the
week of January 16-21, a fine three
story barn of the most modern con
struction and a club building which
together will cost about $80,000. It is
expected thajt during the show week
in January Denver will entertain
about 50,000 visitors. The show will
handle 150,000 people during the week.
The premium lists and cost of the
Bhow will be over $50,000. Railroads
will make reduced rates from all parts
of the west.
belling the Prize Winning Carload* j.f Cattle at the Denver Stock Show, Jan. 16-21.
Exhibition of Carloads of Feeder Cat
tie at Denver Holds the Record.
The National Western Stock Show,
which is held every January in Denver,
holds the record of the world for ihe
greatest exhibition of feeder cattle,
both as to quality and quantity. The
Denver show pays particular attention
to the commercial end of the cattle
business and while showing the stock
men the best there is in pure blood,
in the carload exhibition is shown
what can be accomplished with the
good blood. Last January there were
150 carloads of feeder cattle exhibited
and these were taken from shipments
that aggregated over 10,000 cattle. The
plan followed by the western cattle
men is to send in from two or three
to twenty carloads of their best cat
tle, pick out a few loads to enter in the
show and hold the rest for sale after
the ribbons are awarded. As a rule, the
man who buys the prize winning cat
tle usually wants anywhere from two
loads to a trainload of the same kind
of cattle, and he finds them waiting
for his bid. Last January there were
over fifty eastern cattle feeders at the
Denver show to pick up some choice
feeders and it has been found that
these cattle are money makers, for
they have the quality and health so
Even in the fat cattle division of the
show the commercial end is carefully
looked after. lA>ng fed cattle carrying
more tallow than lean meat have been
found unpopular and unprofitable in
the west and the fat cattle exhibition
in the car lot end, is limited to the
6hort fed commercial cattle, which are
the kind the packers want and which
make money for all who handle them
The western men are being encour
aged t6 feed for beef instead of tallow
and the overfat animals are conspicu
ous in Denver by their absence.
The sixth annual show opens in
Denver, January 16th, for a week, and
it will be the big live stock event of
the year as far as the west is con
Western Cattle Feeders Decline to
Produce Overfat Beef.
The western stockman and farmer
Is nothing if not practical. An illus
tration of this was had by the pro
moters of the National Western Stock
Show at Denver. Six years ago this
show was started by a number of
western stockmen and farmers and
following along the lines of the stock
shows lor many years, big premiums
were offered for carloads of prime fat
steers. At first the stockmen took
hold eagerly and at the first and sec
ond shows a fine display of fat cattle
was made. Then the feeders began
to figure the cost. They found that
rney were producing a targe amount
of tallow which they were trying to
force upon the packers at the price of
lean meat. Even then it wqs found
that at the highest lean meat price,
the tallow product did not pay. At the
third and fourth shows the number of
prime fat cattle was exceedingly small
and at the fifth show last January a
classification was provided for the
short fed cattle. As a result there
was a good showing of short fed cattle
snd no long fed stock on exhibition.
For the next show, which will be
held January 16-21 at Denver, the only
cattle that will be shown in the car
load division for fat cattle, will be
what are known as "commercial" fat
cattle. None of these cattle are fed
grain to exceed ninety days and they
will he in crime condition for the
v 'NG
Preparing for the Denver Stock Show, Jan. 16 21.
block, just enough fat to maKe them
good and with the maximum quantity
of prime edible meat. The packers
buy these cattle with avidity while the
heavy fat steers shown at the Interna
tional were purchased reluctantly.
Most of the eastern show feeders are
feeding for form. The western feeders
are feeding for meat. The western
man is making a profit while the
eastern feeder is out of pocket on ev
ery load he feeds.
National Western Stock Show Big Fac
tor in Distributing Pure Bred
With the passing of the live stock
business of the western ranges into
the hands of stock farmers and ranch
men, has come a tremendous change
in the quality of the cattle. The old
long horn, long legged cattle of ten
and fifteen years ago have almost
completely disappeared and their
places have been taken with the
broad backed cattle 'of the shorthorn,
hereford and polled breeds. It is
largely due to the big annual stock
shows of the country that this evolu
tion has been so rapid and none of the
shows has been of more value to the
west than the National Western Stock
Show, which opens its sixth annual
exhibition in Denver on January 16.
This show was organized and contin
ued by an association of some 500
western stockmen and business men
w'ho saw the Importance of educating
the people to the most modern ideas
in live stock and in addition to exhib
iting the best the country affords in
cattle, the big breed associations hoH
public sales at wmen selected animals
are sold without reserve. As a result
of these annual sales herds of pure
bred cattle are springing up all over
the west and it Is predicted that at
the coming show in Denver, western
herds will give the eastern herds a
close run for the ribbons.
At the Denver show next month the
American Shorthorn Association will
sell fifty selected.bulls and heifers and
the Hereford Association will sell an
equal number. The Aberdeen Angus
Association will sell a number at pri
vate sale and the Galloway Associa
tion will sell about forty head. These
cattle are all selected from the best
herds in the country and this annual
distribution of pure blood will have a
tremendous effect upon the quality of
the western cattle in the future.
appeals to one
and all. Be
sure that the
meats you eat
meet all the re
quirements of
this law
The Central
Meat Market
D. .W Standrod
And Company
Capital $100,000
C. W. Berryman, President
G. A. Robethan, Vice Pres
C. V. Fisher, Cashier
W. F. Berryman, Asst Cash
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