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To The Farmers Of
Yalobusha County: Before now, perhaps, you are familiar with our co-opera tive shipment of poultry. In our shipments of hogs and potatoes you have learned the good of co-operative ship ments. Just as you gain in shipping those things together, so can you gain by~ shipping poultry^ together. A few days past Detroit prices were quoted: hens, 28 cents; broil ers, 40 cents, and roosters 15 cents. These prices are far better than any~ Memphis market The Express to the latter is about the same as the freight to Detroit. This means that you can put the far away market near your door if you will just ship in car load lots. Since the County Demonstrator has been in Yalobusha County he has not called for a car of anything but what the people responded, and it is believed that you will re spond this time. It is a sure fact that this is by far the best and most profitable way to dispose of your poultry, and a special car has been, prdered for this shipment. FEED YOUR CHICKENS. Your chickens will fatten fast if you will feed them for ten days a mash made of skim milk or butter milk and meal. Fatten your roosters, sell them, and produce infertile eggs. A better rooster will be needed next spring. A DREAM COMING TRUE. The Farmers’ Grange, The Farmers’ Al liance, The Farmers’ Union, all, advocated the co-operative selling of farm products. The movement in almost all cases failed, but the people of Yalobusha and other counties are seeing it as a reality. In the towns of Water Valley and Coffeeville Farmers' Co operative Shipping Associations have been organized, and places arranged f©r, so as to handle the farm products to the greatest ad vantage on the special shipping days, and the business men are giving their heartiest co-operation in this work. After reading the above look at your lot of Poultry, and make up your mind to ship all old Hens that are not laying; all Roosters that are not Pure Bred, and all Friers you do not need for home use. Talk to your neighbors about bringing “A Co-operative Neigh borhood Load/" Don't be a “Slacker.” REMEMBER THE DATE AT WATER VALLEY, Friday, July 13, 1917, A. G. SPINKS, County Agent.