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Gains for Chicks [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Gains for Chicks Chicks make the cheapest and most rapid gains when they are young . ; It is . tnerefore essential v that an ample amount of good wholesome food be kept constantly before the birds . Mash hoppers should be of suflicient size so that a large majority of the chicks can eat . at the same time , thereby avoiding the constant fighting and crowding for room to eat The outdoor mash hopper of adequate size Is very desirable for developing the young stock . All feeding utensils should be kept clean .
Grasshopper Control [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Grasshopper Control Turkeys are a great aid in keeping grasshoppers under control . They require little feed and little investment in the way of buildings . Their need of a wide , free range makes it somewhat difficult to grow them in thickly settled countries . Grown turkeys are extremely hardy , but young poults need considerable care . A little water on the feathers , cold feet , a bit of spoiled food , or even one iouse , will kill them at this stage . Poults should be watched until well feathered .
TTVTTWTTvVTTTTT'ftttVTTTVT . Dairy Facts [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
TTVTTWTTvVTTTTTftttVTTTVT . Dairy Facts • TTTTTTTTl 1 * T * TlHlfT * t # TTT , M Supply the cows with water and salt • • * Good pastures are almost as essential to successful dairying as good cows . When the cream churns slow It may be due to . the cream being too warm or too cold , or too thin and too sweet . www Do not let milk in cans stand in the sun while woiting for the hauler , say Penn State dairy specialists . Provide shade , and cover with a wet blanket or canvas ., Such simple precautions help to keep the milk cool and prevent loss . .,- * * . * : The amount of grain to feed will depend on the condition of the individual cows and somewhat on the length of time they are to be dry . * * ? Separators should lie washed morning and evening . If washed only once a day , it should be rinsed witli water and then witli a disinfectant- solution . * * » All dairy utensils should be rinsed with cold water immediately after using , then washed in warm water containing washing powder ,...
Cow Is Largest Manure Producing Farm Animal [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Cow Is Largest Manure Producing Farm Animal The cow is vtlie , largest manureproducing animal on the farm and while its excreta is least rich in fertilizing elements , the large volume places it as the most important manure produced in mixed and dairy farming . Horse manure is distinctly richer in . nitrogen , phosphoric acid and potash than cow manure but its open character makes it more liable to fermentation and unless carefully conserved it loses its valuable constituents quite rapidly . For this reason the best plan is to mix these two manures .
Contentment of Cow Is ' ¦¦¦! : Important Milk Factor [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Contentment of Cow Is ¦¦¦! : Important Milk Factor It Is a well known fact that if a cow is to produce to her maximum capacity she . must at all times be kept quiet and contented . v Anything that disturbs this condition of the cow will have a tendency to lessen production and to form the habit of holding up of milk . All influences which conduce to the quietude and comfort of the cow will increase milk production while the opposite influence will have the tendency to lessen production and also has the tendency for the cow to hold up milk . : Any excitement or rough handling of the cow will have a tendency to cause a cow to hold up milk . After a cow has once formed this habit it is very difficult to break her of it Sometimes this vice is the result of the excitement when -the calf is weaned . / There is no cure for this vice . All that you can do is to place the cow -In the most favorable circumstances while the milking is being done . ; A very good way ito do is to feed the cowr s...
DAMP FLOORS ARE ' MENACE TO FOWLS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
DAMP FLOORS ARE MENACE TO FOWLS wm Owners Who Tolerate Them Are Inviting Big Losses . Damp floors In poultry houses are ¦ inexcusable , in the opinion of E . R . Gross , agricultural engineer at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment station . Poultrymen who tolerate them are Inviting heavy losses In their flocks and a general reduction in the efficiency of the birds that survive . A dry wooden floor may be made of two layers of boards with building paper between , the top layer to be a good grade of matched flooring , so that It . may be kept clean . Many poultrymen find it desirable to keep thefloor 12 to IS inches above the ground and to leave the south foundation wall , open for air circulation . The . other sides should be closed tight to keep out . cold winds . For a dry concrete floor ; either of two methods may be used . The first is as follows : Build the foundation walls ; level the ground inside , do not remove any soil ; fill in with 6 to 8 inches , of coarse sand , grav...
Highly Concentrated Foods Hurt Turkeys [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Highly Concentrated Foods Hurt Turkeys The turkey has a rather large digestive system and long intestines , accompanied by an ever-present appetite , so that if birds are compelled to satisfy this appetite on highly concentrated foods , indigestion is almost certain to result . If this Is not immediately relieved death will follow , and usually salts or , better still , castor oil will effect a cure . Plenty of green food Is essential to , . young turkeys , such as alfalfa ( if quite tender ) , clover , lettuce , chopped onion tops and dandelion leaves . All green food supplied to turkeys should be cut a little way up from the ground to avoid black-head contamination that may chance to lurk in the soil .
Fertile Eggs Reason ; for Paltry Returns ' [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Fertile Eggs Reason ; for Paltry Returns \ Nature intends the . egg to hatch a chick ; . : To get the best food results from eggs weJmye to defeat natures ^ .. purpose by producing ; infertile , eggs . UlC A fertile egg is juW , as : goftd . as . an . i . n ; fertile one if It is used at once , but it wont hold up under summer market conditions . , Sell or confine the roosters as soon as the breeding season is over . The hens will lay just as well without the male in the flock . Using early hatched cockerels Is a good breeding practice on the farms . Selling them as soon as your hatching season is over saves a feed bill of from 90 cents to § 1 . 50 each . If you have particularly valuable males , confine them . ¦¦ ¦ ¦
Difficult to Decide ' Sex of Young Poults [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Difficult to Decide Sex of Young Poults It Is difficult to be absolutely • sure of the sex of young turkey poults . The males will usually shoot the red and -, show development of the fleshy growth on the her . da little sooner than the females , and they are also likely to grow more rapidly than the females . With the Bronze variety of turkeys the sex can also be detected by the plumage color as soon as they are well feathered . The breast of the females show the characteristic white tips to the breast feathers , while the males will show . dark tips .
Changing Breeds [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Changing Breeds Several years ago it was common advice to avoid changing breeds of poultry . That was before the days of the large hatchery when poultrymen established a flock with a few settings of eggs , possibly bought at a high price , and then spent several years in developing their own ( locks . A change meant starting all over In many cases birds of both breeds would be retained and soon a pure-bred flock became a flock of crosses followed by a .-IfloCk of mongrels . .
Editors Te ! l President Country Is Prosperous [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Editors Te ! l President Country Is Prosperous Washington . —Thirty editors of national trade papers , serving all the major Industries , at a recent conference at the White House informed President Hoover that business conditions throughout the country are prosperous and that there are indications of continued good business . The editors have been meeting quarterly with the President since soon after he became secretary of commerce . They had expected to continue the questioning of the President as they had done when he was a member of the cabinet . The President chose , however , to do the questioning himself ; The editors outlined conditions as they find them .
Sell Pigs Early and Store New Corn Crop [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Sell Pigs Early and Store New Corn Crop Finishing Porkers on Grain Late in Fall Is Mistake . Limiting the amount of corn fed to March farrowed pigs during the summer and finishing them on the new crop In the fall has been a mistake every year since the World . . war , according to records compiled by swine specialists at the University of Illinois . Without exception , the drop in hog prices between September and December has been more than great enough to offset the advantage of feeding cheaper new corn in the fall . Last year when old corn was scarce and high in price , many hog growers were , tempted to carry their pigs along as cheaply as possible , waiting for the new corn crop . By so doing statistics show that the producers saved about $ 1 . 20 a head on the ration but that they took an average of JjiO . iJG less per head in December because of lower prices . The net loss to the producers from holding was 5 S . 8 G per head . One of the rules followed by leading hog growers f...
FARM BOARD ALLOWS WHEAT MEN $ 500 , 000 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
FARM BOARD ALLOWS WHEAT MEN $ 500 , 000 Loan to Supplement -Funds Obtained Front Bank . Washington . —The first extension of credit to the wheat growers of the country was announced by the federal farm board . It approved the application of : the North Dakota-Montana Wheat Growers association for a loan of $ n 00 , 000 to supplement funds already obtained from the Federal Intermediate Credit bauk of St . Paul , Minn . :. This action is important in view of the farm board s attitude that its efforts should be directed toward organizing a comprehensive and permanent program rather than toward indulging in , spasmodic and temporary means of relief . The board is looking for improved conditions in the wheat market as soon as the foreign demand is realized . ,.- . A statement by the board said : The federal farm board approved an application of the North DakotaMontana Wheat Growers association , Grand Forks , N . D . t for a loan on wheat supplemental to that already granted by the Feder...
Milk for Poultry Has Healthful Advantages [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Milk for Poultry Has Healthful Advantages Milk can be used in many ways that will be of benefit to poultry . It can be used either sweet or sour ; it is really * more healthful sour than sweet . There is nothing else that will aid in keeping growing chicks in prime condition more than sour milk or buttermilk given them as a drink or used in mixing up an occasional damp mash . Another , advantage in the use ¦ of milk is that it takes the place of flesh of some kind . When milk is not used one very naturally needs to use either beef scraps , beef meal , or fish scrap .
Forty Planes to Fly 16 Days in National Tour [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Forty Planes to Fly 16 Days in National Tour Detroit , Mich . —Some two score planes will leave Ford airport here Saturday , October 5 , on a 4 , S 00-mile journey which will ts . ke them to 31 cities in 16 flying days to . complete the fifth annual national air tour . : The winner will receive the Edsel B . Ford trophy and a substantial amount of cash . Points will be awarded on a basis of reliability and efficiency . This year s tour has drawn the largest entry list of the five years the event has beep conducted . ¦¦¦ Polish Airplane Factory Burn * Poznan , Poland . —Six new airplanes and sixteen , others in stages of construction were destroyed when an airplane factory at Xawic a was burned . Hilquitt Succeeds Berger New York . —Morris Hilquitt of New 1 ork was elected - chairman of the Socialist national committee to succeed the late Victor Berger of Milwaukee . ¦ i First Phone Across Atlantic New York . —An all-cable route soon will give eastern telephone users direct telephoni...
Dwellers in High Places [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Dwellers in High Places The highest Inhabited place in the world is a raining district in Chile , 18 , 480 feet above sea level ; next , a mining district in Peru , 16 . 200 feet ; then , a monastery in Tibet , 15 , 200 feet The highest home of man in the United States Is the . Pikes Peak observatory in Colorado , over 14 , 000 feet abov sen IPVPI .... — :- v- Useless Information- •• --.- • An Industrious statistician , has discovered that Great Britain uses an nverage of 2 . 798 . 373 . 100 buttons a year . Poor Policy To lose our , charity In defense oi our religion is to sacrifice the citadel to maintain the out-works . —Oolton .
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Weekly Review — 25 September 1929
Henley s Book Shop 408 Clinton St Joliet National Bank Bldg Since 189 we have furnished tk &gt; the children of Joliet and Will County their School Books and Supplies We are again prepared 1 to supply all your school needs this year . . 1 Joliet cMusical College ALBERT P . HERATH , Director . Joliet s Recognized School of Music Opens September 1 as an Accredited Institution : MUSIC , DANCING AND DRAMATIC ART Auditorium Building Phone 5058 t