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F A Semi-Monthly Journal for Farmers.
1 StOCK-RAISERS.ahoTHEIR FAMILIES. VOL 9. NO. 10 STARKVILLE. MISS., APRIL t, 19<>4. ' 90 CENTS A YEAR. : FarM DEPARTMENT. : • • IS • • The Ki» tai iJ ‘hi* ! *rp4 fmc * ' nt V« qur*!iOtll ;•? rrj;j!i! *o * j' f c^erv pha*e 1 Prat'ira. jn.l ' rt»t hi A*;* , uHart. Hr « \\ ^.ad- « ! “ ;t an»*ef aH <„iuc»!;on* r*. lh«**ct' J (Pork Production. We spend more money lor pork than w** do for education and re* Vtgion. Wc send millions of do! k Jar** out of this State for pork I every year. Wc arc tak.ng nosey out of our pockets andj putting it into otaer farmers pockets. Wc air paving ten cents per pound for pork and vre can easily produce ;t tor two or three cents per pound. We urge capitalists to :>ui’d factor.es and exempt them from taxation for several years and at the same time buy pork manu factured n the North. Wc need factories of ail kinds to manufac I far* rttir rnarujr mstrrtals into co*tlr fin:»t>cd product-, but e%* pecut.lv do »c need pure bred kif* to manufacture (fra**** pea* tats ebufa*. potatoes. pc..* and other farm product* nto pork tad lard. The pork favlor.c* 1 Will declare !*r|fer dividend* tnan cotton factor c*. Tbt feed, '.be breed, and the scan tombi-ne to make tbe l*e*t pore ior vfc»* <-•**»! m* tu v • *»d ptature* w;1. nettle tbc feed juev hoc. the *e.ection of (food rcprc ttfitat.rea of one of the improv ed breed* well aettle the breed ffobiem and the proper .are ol : the hog ml’ dispose of the man's part. Permit pure bred bogs to bar est crops especially adapted to them. liermuda alone will keep bogs fat aud growing all the sum mer. i. %<. client winter and car le spring pasture can be obtain ed bv sowing hairv vetch seed broad cast on the bermuda sod early in the tail. i » >ats and hairv vetch sown in October can be pastured until March 1st and then mase seed, h’vc and vetch sown .n October will make excellent winter pas ture and then make seed m the spring. Hapc. red clover, and i or hard •gras* planted in t ! bcr furnish good pasture.' for the hogs. Peanuts, chufa*. *weet pota toes. and artichokes planted in I April make excellent feed for i bogs m the fall and winter. I he peanut* and potatoes can Ur fed jot! carlv in the ta.l, the artu bokes • n November and He. cniiicr, and the chuia* n Januarv and Feb ruary. Two planting* of cow pea* can be made, oue of some early aric ty and one ot a .ate variety in April. The two varieties ran be j planted at the same time again ;n June or July. Sou beans plnatcd in the spring mak a good crop of beans for hogs. Very little corn is necessary and it should be given ust be* fore kiilmg time to harden the meat. The bog was intended for pork and there are none too good for meat. Individual merit keeps many from the butchers block, but that is no reason for scrubs being used for meat hogs. Then let us select good representatives of the desired breed ant! receive good rent for our pasture land and good pav for our time. Wc cannot obtam good hogs for scrub prices. If we are unwii ,mg to pay the price that good hogs command, we must breed inferior animals. Farmers will not sell $25 *«» pigs for $5.00. * ... ft ft aft. i ar :ki»t h anu sow s snuuiu DC kept apart. The sows will have better pigs and the boars will al ways be in better condition for nervier. They will keep in bet ter condition on much less teed than when thev arc permitted to run together. Keep the boar and how separa ted until the ;>nar is at ’east eight months oid ami the sow twelve Then permit the boar to serve the sow only one time. During the first two months after the sow :s bred, she should I be led liberally on muscle for m | mg foods. I r m then up to Jar i rowing a good pasture will tur n.sh sufhea-nt iced. Scperate the now from the other hugs about l!»> days after breeding for the period fo gesta tion ih from 113 to 11** days. It is advisable to be in actual at tendance when the sow is farrow ing. The sow should be given just enough laxative feed to sustain her during the first week after farrowing. From that time, gradually increase the feed until she gets all she will eat. If the pasture is good, it will of course not be necessary to feed her from the crib. Karly matured hogs are the most profitable and early matu rity is the result of good care and an abundance of nutritious feed. Nature has made it possi ble for our bogs to secure their feed from pastures and it is only necessary for us to plant the seed at the proper time to have the best pasture for boirs everv month in the year. The most profitable hog in Mississippi is the one farrowed in March and slaughtered the following December. At nine months old. he ought to weigh at least 230 pounds gross and this is the most profitable bog. There is no known cure for cholera. This Journal will not accept advertisements from chol era cure concerns. We know that medicine at best can only ease the suffering hog. Fill all mud holes, keep them in good pastures, furnish plenty of pure water to drink, and have *good -Dade in the pasture and cholera will be improbable. If cholera is in your neigh bor hood, it is advisable to give your hogs a sufficient quantity of giauber salt to keep tbe bowels