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Golden Valley chronicle. (Beach, Billings County, N.D.) 1905-1916, February 11, 1916, Image 6

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Corn Seed Must
UC ft vOlvu they
Authority Writes That It Is daily gjve
The Only Safe Method To
Testing seed corn for germ-
article contained in the current
issue of the weekly news letter
of tthe United States depart
mait of agriculture.
ination, always a profitable tening stock, caring for hogs,
farm practice will be an abso- curing and testing seed grain
lute necessity this year in prac- and getting out wood or timb
tically every corn section of'er for sale are other forms of
the country, according to an profitable Winter work.
In a number of districts, the
letter says, the last corn crop
from which seed for the com
ing planting wtill be taken was
la'te in maturing or so moist
iwjnen harvested a spo call for As interest increases in the
special precaution^. High:use of self-feeders for swine
mbisture content makes seed new questions arise. One such
corn particulary susceptible to question is this. "Allow a
damage from freezing or heat- bunch of pigs to select their
ing. ,H|j|U own rations and eat at will
Farmers in sections where do the different pigs select
com failed to ripen normally similar rations?"
who do not test their seed early, To secure some information
enough to be able to replace on this question, we fed last
ter to protect it from freezing. May. All were kept on self
"While complete testing for feeders from July1 10 until
germination should take place November 15 a total of 128
shortly before the seed is plant
ed, the specialists of the de
partment believe that it will be
simple forehandedness for far
mers who have any reason to
be doubtful about theh viabi
lity of their seed to make a pre
libinary germinating test with
a few typical ears taken at ran
dom, from the rack. If these
preliminary tests show that the
seed is good, the owner then
can continue his precautions to
guard it from weather damage.
If, however, this test with a
few ears indicates that the seed
is of low vitality, the farmer
should at once make further
tests to satisfy himself as to
whether his seed corn gener- per cent of shelled corn. 9.02
ally is good or bad. per cent of tankage and 2.72
"If the farmer happens to per cent of shorts. The May
have a stock of seed left over (pigs took 86.99 per cent of
from the 1914 crop and doubts
the seed saved from his 1915
crop, he would do well to test
the older seed also and then
use whichever shows the great
er vitality. Seed corn, if pro
properv cared for. will retain
its vitality for several years.
Many farmers knowing this al
ways select ail extra amount
of seed from an unusually
good harvest."
What to do to keep cash
flowing toward the farm dur
ing the waiter months is some
thing of a problem. Andrew
Boss of the Department of Ag
riculture of the University of
M?nnesota, says the problem
ing during the winter season.
'One of the chief reasons why
dairyman succeed is because
obliged to put time on
the care of their cowis which
market product.
dairying pays best be-
cause hep is cheapest and the
market is usually higher than
the summer. Feeding fat
"What have you to do that
will bring in cash between now
nd April 1
Self-Fed Pigs
Show Like Tasts
days. At the close of the test
the March pigs were 237 days
old and the May pigs 191 days
of age. The five March pigs
averaged 287.1 pounds each
and the May piys 248.4
pounds each.
The average daily gain for
the five March pigs was 1.8
pounds each, and for the May
•pigs was 1.5 pounds. The
March group produced 100
pounds of gain for each 392.4
pounds of grain, while the May
group consumed 392.54 lbs.
of grain for each 100 pounds
of pork. For the entire test
the ration selected by the
March pigs contained 88.26
shelled corn, 10.82 per cent
of tankage and 2.19 per cent
of shorts. Each had available
shelled corn, shorts, and tank
age, each fed separate, with
wiater to drink. No other
grains and no pasture or milk
was available to them.
The individual rations as
taken by each pier are not yet
available, but will be publish
ed later.—R. Ashby, Assist
ant Animal Husbandman.
Minnesota Experiment Sta
is largely one of productive la- account of bad roads? How
'"or: labor that through the much does it cost you a year
-Vter will bring in cash re- for shoes and clothing that are
turns. I ruined by your children vriad
,'T^ere is plenty to do," says ing through mud to school.
Boss, "but unfortunately How much does it cost for
of the work is not pro- medicine to cure your child
r'uetive. The care of stock, ren's colds contracted in wad
^nrf^s. repairing and painting
.*^'nery and buildings, cut
firewood, and other simi-
-1* while necessary, offer
-^'blity for cash returns,
"----y farmer should man-
at least one or two
Northern Farmer
How much do you suppose
it costs you a year to repair
wagons and harness on
ing through the mud to school
and church? How much of a
damage a year to you is the mcre
mud that prevents your child
ren from attending school or
damnge to them, rather, in the
loss of an education? How
°aring enterprises go-!much damage to you are our
bad roads in preventing your
going to market? You are
perfectly wiling to spend mon
ey in the buying of reapers and
mowers and other farm mia
chinery. You are willing to
purchase carriages and har
ness. At the price potatoes
are today, one load would be
Hie average farmer's tax for
tpn years for good roads. At
the end of that time the roa^s
would be good, and you could
vote to rescind the law if youj
wanted to and you would havej
your good roads and no taxi
for thiirty or forty years, the:
balance of your life.
Hints to Horse
more convenient and the
vice fee a trifle lower.
4 Be sure the stallion
their own bad seed with good summer at University Farm
seed secured from other sour- ten pigs on individual self
ces will be taking an uneces- feeders. In other words, each
sary risk," declares the report. |pig had his own pen and his
"It is also especially important cwto self-feeder. No other
for holders of seed in such dis-lpigs ate with hr.m or slept with against breeding to an unsound
trict to take unusual care dur- him. Five of the pigs were stallion or one that is not re- t^harn^rnwdproper feed
in« the remainder of the win- farrowed in March and five in ccrded in a stud book recog- perform their -work
I 1 1 I
y'hen the mare becomes in
of the offspring
The future development
6 Many mare owners cr.ti.,^^
c«e owners of good stallions
when they charge a $15.00 or
$20.00 service fee. If they
would only consider the ex
pense, risk of work incident
to owning and standing a stal
lion for public service, they
would not so radical regard
ing What might be termed a
reasonable service fee. From a
strictly business standpoint, a
large number of good pure
bred stallions are kept at an
actual loss. Remember the
owner of a good pure bred stal
lion is a public benefactor and
dererve your support.
7 Nothing can do more to
put horse business on a sound
l-asis than greater intellignce
and discrimination on the part
of the mare owners. Did you
ever stop to think that as long
as people atronize scrub hor
ses that there will be scrub
8 In startiny in the horse bus
iness. choose the breed best
suited to your locality, condi
tions, and if possible to your
individual desire.
breed, stick to it and don't out
cross to any other breed as it
is time waited and set back in
your breeding operations.
10 Mares that are deformed,
sick, diseased, unsound or
poor mbthers should be culled
out and not be retained for
breeding purposes. If you
breed for misfits and scrubs
you will be sure to get them.
11 If possible, buy a couple
of pure bred mares and gradu
^-My draw away from tthe use
of grade horses by raising
oure bred horses more times
any harder to raise and are
oure bred colts. They are not
1 Don't continue in the same
t~ld rut year after year by rais
ing scrub horses when good
well-bred horses are easier to
2 Ccinmnece grading up by
mating the common mares
with a careful selected stallion.
3 Continue grading up year
after year. Be consistent in
your matings. Don't lose a^^——
year by breeding to an inferior
stallion just because it is a litt.e
censed to stand for pubic
vice in the state. Ask to see his
license. This will insure you
rvzed by the United States
cf pure bred horses more
t:mss than
overwork. A cer-
tain amount of exercise keeps
them healthy, muscular and
which is necessary
vigor health and a^
in the of-
13 Remember that horses in
efficiently a
Government. feeding and grooming is
5 Don expect the stallion
time wel,
owner to guarantee a standing Improper feeding will
colt. He has done his par
extra time
scrubs out
of any pure
fcred in or three
13 The strength of the new
1 born colt depends upon the
(i \r. *v. The Stallion Registration
Arter selecting a certain r»
on the market.
12 Just because pure bred
horses represent more capital
no reason why they should be
standing in the barn idle. Idle
ness has ruined the protency
that aU
wo.ked down anJ weak can_
not be expected to throw a
strong and vigorous colt.
16 Be prepared to receive
the foal in clean quarters pro
perly disinfected. The cause
for a large percentage of colts
dying soon after birth can be
(raced to infection due to un
sanitary conditions.
17 Don't allow the colt to
become stunted thru lack of
attention. Keep him going
from the start. A colt once set
back will never develop into
as good an individual. There
are too many scrub horses
thru improper feed and care
during the growing period.
18 Why not organize a colt
show for winter or early
spring? This would create
considerable interest and
would afford the horse breed
ers of the community an op
portunity to get together and
discuss important topics. An
annual colt show would go a
leng winy in raising the stand
ard of the houses in any locali-
MI I .. ..
_.fc Board will supply competent
judges or reliable speakers if
called upon.
19 Stallion owners should
encourage the colt show by of
fering special premiurrfs for
colts from their stallions. This
would serve as a good adver
tising medium.
John Romine. former coun
ty auditor of Burke county,
was awarded a nominal ver
dict of $1.00 damages against
Editor Stefonowitz. of the
Bowel Is Tribune in district
court held at Bowells last
week. Atty. Nash appeared
for Romie and Attorney Sink
ler for the defendant. The
Tribune had said something
uncomplimentary of tthe audi
tor at the time he retired from
To Be Live Stock
And Dairy State
Neatly and Promptly Carried Out
In The Office Of
Cine of the interesting meet
ingss of the month
that of
the North Dakota Live Stock
Breeders Association, which
met at Grand Forks on the 2nd
and 3rd N. Dak is developing
very rapidly along live stock
production lines and experts
who are competent to judge
state that before a great many
years, this state will be one of
the largest producers of dairy
ing products, •j.js and Leef. io
the whoe United States. The
fact that that
the future of
our state was freely stated at
the Convention.
In connection with the Con
vention work it was interest
ing to note that there was a
material increase in the pro
duction of Hogs aind Cattle in
the United States in the past
year. The figures are as fol
lows- Bee! '..attle and 'r-gs
marketed at the nine principal
live stock markets for the year
ending October 1st, 1914 and
1915. 1914 Cattle, 8,193,
856 Hogs. 19.176,726.
Same 1915 Cattle, 8,464,185
Hogs. 21,366.263. The cat
tle increase was nearly 300,
000 and the hog increase over
tw»o and one quarter mlillion.
Traill Co. Wealth
From The Soil
Portland, N. D. Feb. 6—
Taking Traill County as a
whole the prosperity is very
evenly distributed throughout.
There are fourteen banks in
the county, five of which are
quite small being situated in
the smaler villages. Tlheir ag
gregate deposits represent the
sum of $3,235,480.74, which
is remarkable taking into con
sideration the fact that the
county has a population of on
ly 12.000 one of the smallest
in the state, and the largest
city we have is 15,000. This
means a per capita wealth in
cash approximately $265.00,
which, taken with the real and
personal property valuations,
shows a total per capita wealth
cf $2,700,00. As there are no
factories or large commercial
industriies in the county it can
readilv be seen that this entire
wealth was accumulated
through farming operations
L. L.
Successor to
A. E. Kastien Midline and Repair Shop
No wis the time to bring in your Engine Cylinders
for re-boring, before the spring rush.
We have the largest and best equipped machine shop
in the Northwest, and as good mechanics as can be
L. L. Parsons
5? fcH* 1V5
At Kastien's Old Stand
T°rt*,.of K**from your grocer, and
this $2.25 Solid Aluminum Griddle by parceilpost*
Is a dean cash saving of $1.40-and thousands of
housewifes have already taken advantage of this remark
able chance to get an aluminum griddle for less than the
wholesale price.
This Aluminum Griddle needs no greasing. It doesn't chip or
rusL It heats uniformly over entire baking surface doesn't
bum the cakes in one spot and leave them underdone in another.
It doesn smoke up the kitchen—and the cakes are more dlilemt.
tble than when fried in grease.
and we'll send you
are seeking to place a Kara Aluminum
Griddle in the homes of all Kara users, so that Kara—the famous
spread for griddle cakes and waffles-may be served on the most
deliciously baked cakes that can be made.
You know Karo, of course. Nearly everybody does—65,000.000
cans sold last year alone. And you doubtless know the wonder
ful cleanliness and durability of Aluminum ware.
If you area Karo user already then you know all about this
wonderful synip—you know how fine it is as a spread for bread
how delicious it is with griddle cakes,waffles, hot biscuits and*
com bread.
Get 50 cents worth of Karo from your grocer at once, and
Sena the labels and ES cents (P. O. money order or stamps)
to us and get one of these Aluminum Griddles by DreDaid
parcel post.
Remember that our supply is going last so get your
Karo today. We will also send you free ono
of the famous Com Products Cook Books.
Corn Products Refining Company
P. 0. Box 161 New T«fc Dipt PI

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