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HISTORY OF FAMOUS BOARS OF THE BREED [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
HISTORY OF FAMOUS BOARS OF THE BREED MASTERPIECE LONGFELLOW PREMIER C . We receive many requests for information regarding popular fioars , and take pleasure in calling the attenton of our readers to the department inaugurated this month . In this department we will endeavor to give a history of many noted Berkshires , and this matter , if preserved , will make a valuable history of the breed . —THE EMTOR . Masterpiece 77000 . Farrowed May 29 th , 1902 . Sire , Black Robin Hood 66086 . Dam , Duchess 221 st 56257 by Lord Premier 50001 . Bred by Geo . W . Berry , Lawrence , Kas . Transferred Dec . 13 th , 1902 , to Jas . Qurollo , Independence , Mo . Transferred May 1 st , 1904 , to A . J . Lovejoy &amp; Son , Roscoe , Ills . Transferred to W . S . Corsa , Gregory Farm , White Hall , 111 ., the present owner . Masterpiece is perhaps the best known Berkshire boar living , and will rank in Berkshire history with Longfellow , Lord Premier , Premier Longfellow , etc . He was bred ...
To Buy Land or To Rent [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
To Buy Land or To Rent During the last few years farmers taken as a whole have made money says a recent exchange . The tenant has shared with the landlord in this prosperity . Many tenants have laid up sufficient money to justify them in considering seriously whether they should continue to rent any longer , or whether they should buy a farm of their own . Tue ambition to own land is a most laudable one . Sure fortunes have been made by men who have made land investments in the past ; and besides , there is a profound satisfaction in having a home of your own . The change from tenant farming to land owning should not be made without due consideration . It seems to us that the most important question for the- tenant to ask himself is whether he has capital sufficient to work the land profitably , after making a down payment that will secure him against losing the farm eventually . To put all his money in land and leave himself without working capital is , to say the least , very unwi...
How Much to Feed Dairy Cattle [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
How Much to Feed Dairy Cattle Professor Eckles , of the Dairy Department of the Missouri Agricultural College , in the course of a discussion on feeding dairy cows , laid down the following general rules : 1 . Feed all the roughness they will eat up clean at all times . 2 . Feed one pound of grain per day for each pound of butter-fat produced per week , or one pound of grain daily for each three pounds of milk . 3 . Feed all the cows will take without gaining in weight . The rule regarding the amount of grain to feed per day for each cow applies best when based upon the amount of butter-fat produced per week , as this makes it applicable to any breed . The second part of the rule , in regard to feeding one pound of grain for three pounds of milk , would not work out in all cases , since in a heavy-milking Holstein cow this gives a little too large a quantity of grain , and with a Jersey giving very rich milk it is a little low . It applies best to cows producing milk of about averag...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
THE THIRD Annual Offering Of the 111 i i i if iHi Will be held at the Tennessee State Fair Grounds , Nashville , Tenn . Tuesday , Feb . 15 , At One O clock P . M High-Glass Berkshires Bred Sows , Open Gilts and a few Boars All High Class and Offered by the Following Well Known Breeders :- J . W . Russwurm , Nashville , Tenn . W . D . Story , Hartsville , Tenn . J . M . Overton , Nashville , Tenn . G . G . Council , Vandalia , III . I . N . Johnson , Martin , Tenn . 0 . J . McConnell , Culleoka , Tenn . M . W . Blair , Guthrie , Ky . C . B . Gracy , Culleoka , Tenn . L . H . Gwaltney , Hickman , Tenn . H . C . Davidson , Obion , Tenn . Jno . F . Tucker , Smyrna , Tenn . Marshall &amp; Ham , Tullahoma , Tenn W . H . Carpenter , Brush Creek , J . S . Henderson , Kenton , Tenn . Tenn . AND OTHERS This will be one of the greatest sales ever held , and an opportunity is offered to buy the best of the breed at your own price . The blood of the Champions and the Grand Champions will...
More Opinions About the Berkshire Outloo [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
More Opinions About the Berkshire Outloo Indiana Farmers Have Bought More Berkshires in the Last Four Months Than They Ever Did Before . To the Berkshire World : —Your letter of recent date received , in regard to outlook for Berkshires locally . Local conditions are state-wide when the great demand for Berkshires is considered . But , to begin at the beginning , back when the panic was at its worst and the weather man in sympathy cut the crops in half , the hog breeders of Indiana would beg with tears in- their eyes for the farmer to buy even at the price that would mean a loss . About that time some two or three of us happened to meet , talked it over , and agreed to keep our good ones for awhile at least , if they could not be sold at a decent price , believing that conditions would surely change . We kept them , grew the pigs , bred for more—as many as we could possibly handle—fitted some good ones this past season and went to the fairs . Here begins a different story . About fa...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
[ THE BEST Star Masterpiece ; J THE GREAT BOAR ! KING STAR 125300 j Now at the Head of my Herd ] I ALSO BREED HEAVY MILKING JERSEY CATTLE j JERSEY HERD HEADED BY j One of the Greatest Bulls I of the Breed 6 , F . GROUVILLE LAD 69029 . A . J . C . C . 1 A Son of Golden Fern s Lad LARGE PLYMOUTH ROCKS , WHITE WYANDOTTES and BUFF BANTAMS FOR SALE Pleased Customers my Motto . C . A . ROBINSON Kirksville , Missouri Minor s Fluid Sheep and Hog DIP If your dealer cannot supply you , write us , Testimonials and prices for the asking . Dipping Tanks W . E , Minor Disinfectant Co 818 Long Ave ., Cleveland , Ohio THE .
Can ' t Keep Peace in the Family . [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
Can t Keep Peace in the Family . Hutchinson , Kan . The Berkshire World , Springfield , 111 . Gentlemen : —Please find enclosed certificate and check for ? 1 . 00 . I cant miss a number and keep peace in the family . I think it is the greatest yearling I ever saw . Now , I will tell you how I feed my brood sows and all 1 hogs for that matter . In the winter , I feed one-third shorts , one-third bran and one-third alfalfa meal , three ears of corn or corn chop per head . In summer I cut out the meal and let them run on pasture . I have had more inquiries and better sales since the first of January , 1910 , than in . a year before . Wishing you a prosperous 1910 , I am , . Very truly yours , 6 . W . Rummel .
Outlook Bright Because of High Price of Pork . [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
Outlook Bright Because of High Price of Pork . To The Berkshire world : In regard to the outlook for Berkshires in the future , I think it is as good as at any time in the past . It cannot help but be good so long as the price of pork is as high as at the present time . There is a big shortage of hogs throughout the country also . My herd is in splendid shape , will have about fifteen litters to come in March by Charmer s Premier 2 d and Starlight Premier and more later on . There are not a great many Berkshires in this part of the country . However , there are more farmers raising them than in the past . Wishing you success , I am , Yours respectfully , Bert A . Giltner , Agency , Iowa .
News From Kansas [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
News From Kansas To The Berkshire World : In regard to Berkshire forecasts for the New Year . I am not a prophet , nor the son of a prophet , but I believe that I am a good guesser when I say that the Berkshire hog will be seen on more farms than ever before . He goes to the fat stock shows and competes with everything in the hog line , and in most cases wins his breed additional laurels . In my eleven years experience with the breed , I have never seen the breeders prospects brighter . The farmer has begun to be dissatisfied unless he has the best of everything , and that is where the Berkshire shines and fills the bill . This is a year of poor corn crops generally , but the farmers are figuring that it takes no more to feed a good hog than it does a scrub , and when he says a good hog he means a BERKSHIRE and that is why he buys him . C . G . NASH , Eskbridge , Ark . If there is a corn crop this year , which I guess there will be , all the fellows who are cutting down their number...
T . J . JACKSON , Little Rock , Ark . Jackson Stock Farm . [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
T . J . JACKSON , Little Rock , Ark . Jackson Stock Farm . Little Rock , Ark . The Berkshire World , Springfield , 111 . Gentlemen : —Answering your recent inquiry as to the present outlook for Berkshires in my locality , I would say that it is very good , in fact the very best it has ever been and mail orders are coming in so fast that I can scarcely supply the demand , notwithstanding I have some forty excellent brood sows with two herd boars steadily at work . My herd is looking fine indeed , comprising some of the best sows to be found in the breed , in which there is Lord Premiers Rival , Masterpiece , Baron Duke 50 th and Premier Longfellow s blood almost exclusively . My two great herd boars are doing excellent service and I am sending out a great sprinkling of young pigs this Winter , and if the present demand keeps up awhile longer our State will come abreast of some of our neighboring States in the breeding of pure bred hogs . I note you are waging a relentless war against...
Conditions in Indiana [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
Conditions in Indiana Mr . E . J . Barker , Thorntown , Indiana , sends us the following article relative to the conditions existing in Indiana : Never in the memory of the writer has the demand for good stock in our state been so great as at the present time . This is true in all lines of stock breeding , from the horse , down to poultry . There is a general inclination among all our farmers for better things . No one scarcely is now content with scrub hogs or chickens . He not only wants pure bred stock , but he is fast getting to the point where he wants good pure breeds . Many farmers are buying a team of registered mares , those who do not already have some registered beef cattle , are adding a few registered Jerseys instead . As we all know ., there is a shortage of hogs , especially brood sows . The demand on the breeder of all breeds is far in excess of the supply . Berkshires are rapidly gaining in popularity among Indiana farmers . The breeders of our state , I think , wit...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
You Don t Buy PEDIGREE FROM US - —IT IS SOME HOG AS WELL AS PEDIGREE . WE THROW IN A Tabulated Pedigree Will ) Every Hog . FOR THE BEST BERKSHIRES Write J . W . RUSSWURM , NASHVILLE , TENN . Yes , the prices we ask help us sell , as does the some hog and thrown in pedigree . 14713 Rev . 2 HOGS EATEN ALIVE Iiice Love Hoe Blood and Fatten Upon the Living Animal , Causing Terrible Torture . Beaulting Germ Diseases Cause Death . How CAR-SUL , the Great Disinfectant Kills the Lice and Saves the Hog . AHH | HE HOG that spends hie ^ P ^^^^ B ^^^ P ) valuable time in frenzied ^ ^ H tubbing against every . ^ M available fence post in a vain ef- • V ^ H fort to get rid of a hungry horde / X ^ H ofHog Liceshouldeltherbefreed II * | H from his torturers or shot . U in ^ B Look at a blood-sucking Hog Si Jjj ^ B Louse under a magnifying glass S / SK ^ H and you wili see that nature has flhwKS ^ I given him a complete surgical MTKI ^ LB outfit which enables him to drive ^ UM H ^ H his sharplancet ...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 February 1910
EDITORIAL What Do You Feed ? The letter printed below is like many we receive during the month , and Mr . Gillespie asks a vital question . It is hoped that Berkshire breeders will favor this office with a free discussion of this subject for publication in our next issue . Breeders owe this to themselves and to others and it is only by our working together that good can be accomplished for the breed . Kindly send in your reply so that it will reach this office not later than the middle of the month . The Editor . Rossville , Md „ Jan . 4 , 1910 . The Berkshire World , Springfield , 111 . Gentlemen : —I enjoy reading The Berkshire Wiorld very much and think it is very inspiring . I am just a beginner with registered Berkshires and mine are the only registered hogs in the community . I have always raised a few hogs for my own use and the surplus I have sold to my neighbors . I have tried several different breeds but have found the Berkshire the best all-around hog . I use Red Dog swil...
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THE BERKSHIRE WORLD Publlihed at Springfield . Illinois ON THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH Published by The Corn Belt Stockman Publishing Co . VOL . 2 . ^ ± 2 SUBSCRIPTION RATES . To all points in U . S ., per year in advance $ 1 . 00 To all foreign poind , per ye » i in advance $ 1 . 50 Sample Copies Mailed Free . Advertising Rates on Application Entered ai second class matter , January 7 , 1909 , at the Postoffice at Sp ringfield , Illinois , under the act of March 3 , 1879 .