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A Message. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

A Message. IT is nearly thirty years since the Govern ment of New South Wales took initiatory steps towards the intensive development of that section of the country known as the Riverina. Lying under sunny skies, an enormous area of some of the richest soils extant was practically closed against the operations of the agriculturist on account of irregular moisture. Hie rural economist often discussed the potentiali ties of these lands which Nature in an erratic mood made intensely rich in soil, but did not provide a regular rainfall' to enable the husbandman to win the wealth which lay inert. The Murrumbidgee River, which takes its rise away in the mountains to the east ward, meanders for hundreds of miles through this territory. Governed by the character of the sea-sons this stream often carried great volumes of-water away to the sea, while the thirsty plains through which it passes could not produce grass or plants to sustain the animals, or cause abundant crops. This is a position...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

J>oOoO<^oO<-iboO«aO«r-i<.v* jcOo.:oU.Tk.c/Jc^.oi.)eOc(J.Tl:oCB *1. » | NOTES. I >» m iw ^^(boc>cior>pc7gy. ^norpo^rvrprpncnc rpc i *->< >- rpn^rpro THE following note is taken from "The Leader" of the 18th ultimo:-"Mr. W. Thompson's Seedless Grapes, planted 1908. (Yanco Experiment Farm, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas.) M'Eachern, a well-known and successful Mildura orchardist and vigneron, who has been identified with the settlement from its earliest days, has been appointed hor ticultural instructor at Yanco, New South Wales. The Government of the mother State has been fortunate in securing the services of a man of Mr. M'Eachern's calibre, and the settlers in the new irri gation area may be assured that their instructor is thoroughly well grounded in every branch of his business. Mr. W. J. Allen, who has been for some years head of the horticultural branch of the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, also came from M...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Developing Small Holdings. II. THE ONION. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

Developing Small Holdings. II. THE ONION. THE onion is one of our most valued vege tables. The 2-acre man may put in por tion of his holding with onions. They can also be produced profitably on the larger areas under field conditions. The settler growing onions on the 2-acre block would not have the man operating on the Zante BlacK Currants grafted on Montpelier StocK, Yanco Experiment Farm, 1911. large farms as a; competitor m the local market, as the growing of the vegetable in large quantity would necessitate its dis posal wholesale. It, would be also neces sary to grow special sorts for marketing in places which have to be reached over long distances in transit. Some varieties will not keep for any great length of time, while other kinds have splendid keeping quality. Spring onions would be worth attention. For local marketing the onion known as the Giant Rocca is a suitable kind; but it does not "carry" well, and should be marketed at once. At the Yanco Ex periment Farm this on...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Poultry. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

Poultry. BlacK Orping'ton. ON the irrigation areas the conditions for .poultry raising either on a small or exten sive scale are all that could be desired. The best feed for fowls can be abundantly produced. The freight on eggs to Sydney from Yanco works out at about d. per dozen, including the weight of the package. With the industry properly organised, cold stor age could be provided, and the eggs stored and sent away to meet the best markets. Concessions in railway freights could be secured under a co-operative system. A PAYABLE INDUSTRY. Experience has taught that when poul try raisers proceed 011 well defined and simple rules for feeding and housing their fowls the industry becomes a highly pay able one. Those who make a speciality of poultry farming do better as a rule than those who go to work in a haphazard or faltering manner. There is no reason, however, why an ordinary farmer should not make poultry a valuable section of his operations. The egg laying competitions at Haw ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advisory Board. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

Advisory Board. A MEETING of the Advisory Board was held at the Commissioner's Office, Lee ton, on the 11th March, 1913, the follow ing members being present:-Messrs. T. D. Williams, J. Noonan, R. Simpson, A. Bamber, C. Pike, W. J. Adams, A. E. Cook, A. Gornitzka, T. H. Hogan, Jas. Best, W. Nulty, G. M. Neilson, W. J. Williams, C. E. B. Duff, J. Dunn, also Mr. W. J. Allen, Acting Irrigation Ex pert; Mr. W. McEachern, Irrigation In structor; Mr. G. H. Tolley, Engineer in Charge of Grading; Mr. H. L. Leppien, Engineer in Charge of Water Distribu tion; Mr. C. Braithwaite, Nurseryman; Mr. J. G. Youll, Acting Secretary; Mr. , W. E. Fackender, Manager, Butter Fac tory; Mr. F. G. Chomley, Manager, Yanco Experiment Farm. In the absence of the Manager (Mr. Broatch), who was indisposed, Mr. Allen took the chair. The minutes of the pre vious meeting having appeared in the last copy of the "Irrigation Record/' they were taken as read and confirmed. The following matters were then read and discu...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Correspondence. (These columns are open for the discussion of any question touching the development of the irrigation settlement. Letters must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication. Matter intended for publication in the succeedingissue must reach the office, Leeton, not later than the 10th or 25th of the month. The Irrigation Record is published on the 1st and 15th day of each month.) CAPITAL REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A 50-ACRE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

Correspondence. (These columns are open for the discussion of any question touching- the development of the irrigation settlement. Letters must "be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publica tion. Matter intended for publication in the succeeding issue must reach the office, Leeton, not later than the 10th or 25th of the month. The Irrigation Record is published on the 1st and 15th day of each month.) CAPITAL REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A 50-ACRE FARM. There has been much controversy among settlers as to the amount of capital re quired to develop a 50-acre farm on the irrigation areas-that is, to bring the farm Lucerne Baling'. (Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas, Yanco.) up to the standard when it may be con sidered as payable. Correspondence is invited 011 this question. The opinions of settlers actually engaged in the work would be of great interest, and will be published either aGove the real name of the writer or a nom de plume. SOILS AND MOISTURE. Answer...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
FEEDING DAIRY CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

FEEDING DAIRY CATTLE. "A Dairy Farmer" writes:-"Myself and some neighbours have been discussing whether it pays better to graze the dairy cattle or to cut the fodder crops and feed them by hand. Cutting the crop means a great amount of labour, a few cows keep ing a man constantly employed. Advice on this matter would be welcomed by many of us." In reply to "A Dairy Farmer" it can be confidently stated that it pays to cut the fodder and hand feed the cows. This is called "soiling." Many experiments have been made, underr varying conditions, to test the economic results of grazing the cattle on the fodder crops, and in cut ting the stuff and feeding it to the cattle. Quincy, in an admirable essay, reports bis own experience where twenty cows, kept in stalls, were fed grpen food sup plied six times a day. They were allowed exercise in an open yard. These twenty cows subsisted on the green crops from seventeen acres of land where fifty acres had previously been required. At Wisconsin Ex...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Dairying. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1913

Dairying. THE manufacture of butter is about to commence at Leeton. The most up-to date factory has been erected. The factory may be considered as being of the first order as a depot for treating dairy products. Until the industry is well es tablished and co-operation among sup pliers practicable, the butter factory is to be controlled by the Commissioner's officers. The conditions as regards the treatment of cream supplied by farmers have been laid down by the Commissioner. Under these conditions the supplier is enabled to receive as high price for his cream as if he were associated with an old-estab lished and fully supplied factory. The regulations are as follow: 1. Milk and cream will be received from farmers and settlers on consignment ac count only. 2. It will be manufactured into butter, or dealt with as the Commissioner may decide. Consignors will be paid as here inafter stated. 3. Cream will be paid for on a com mercial butter basis, as calculated by the O'Callaghan Cream C...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Testing Lucerne Seed. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1913

Testing Lucerne Seed. As the seed is tlie basis of the crop, it i& obvious that its purity and germinating quality are important. Mr. Musson,. Science Master, Hawkesbury Agricultural College, gives some useful hints as to methods of testing the vitality of lucerne seed. Take out a teaspoonful of the seed it is intended to sow. Count out 200 seedsr just as they come, without selection in. any way. Put the seeds between two sheets of'blotting-paper laid on a plate Wet this paper, draining oft' all surplus water. Cover the plate with another plate turned upside down, and put away in a warm place; 77 deg. Fahr. is given as the most favourable temperature for ger mination, but it will take place between 60 deg. and 100 deg. Fahr. If it is too cold, germination will be very slow. Keep the blotting-paper moist by add ing a little water every day. On the third day, provided the temperature has not been below 70 deg. Fahr. the bulk of the sample will have germinated. Remove the germi...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, " Irrigation Record," Leeton, N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1913

Irrigation IRecorb* Published Fortnig-htly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, " Irriga tion Uecord," Leeton, N.S.W. THE producing interests of the State have been largely focussed during the past week or two at the Royal Show in Sydney. The new agricultural hall, a lofty and spacious building, presented an interior showing what this country is capable of in primary production. The district exhibits, representative of vari ous sections of the State, were quite a revelation in practical utility and ar tistic effect. The many products gath ered by industrious settlers and harmo niously arranged, told of an emulative spirit and pride in the soil's bounty. A better realisation of the requirements of the soil to enable it to more abundantly produce, is brought about by these com petitive exhibitions. The educational value of these displays is great. The exhibits from the irrigation areas c...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Lamb-raising. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1913

Lamb-raising. AN irrigation farmer with 50 acres and a contingent "dry" area of 150 acres, should have a valuable component asset in a flock of a couple of hundred cross bred sheep. After a series of experi ments the Sheep and Wool Expert of the Department of Agriculture (Mr. J. W. Mathews) has decided that among the best crosses for marketing is the lamb from a Lincoln Merino ewe and a Dorset horn ram. In a learned and lengthy process of reasoning in a series of articles in the "Agricultural Gazette" Mr. Mathews shows how he arrived at his conclusions (inter alia) regarding , the best crosses and methods of producing lambs for market. As lamb-raising will no doubt eventually become an important feature in the economy of the farm on the South Down Ram. M u IT u m bid gee Irrigation Areas, the work done by Mr. Mathews is of great service in guiding farmers in this useful industry. To the farmer who includes lamb-rais ing in his system of mixed farming, Mr. Mathews points out the lamb...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Poultry. TURKEYS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1913

Poultry. TURKEYS. Turkeys should do well and pay the farmer handsomely. These birds are suc cessfully raised at Wagga Experiment Farm under climatic conditions similar to t'he irrigation areas. Much information has been gained at the Wagga Experiment Farm from the experience with the American Bronze variety of turkey. The poultry experts of the Department of Agriculture com piled a useful bulletin on the subject, and the following notes are summarised thei-e from: HABITS OF THE TURKEY. "The flock roam at will from sunrise to sunset, but are shut in a netted yard at night, to protect them from foxes, and also to keep them under control. They roost in the open air in all weathers-on the No. 8 wire on top of a 9-feet wire netting fence, or on a stunted apple-tree in the yard. The larger birds are enticed to camp on the ground during summer, when the ground is hard, by strawing part of the yard. This prevents -sore feet. The yard is cleaned up at least once a week, and the roosts spraye...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Broom Millet. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1913

BroomLMillet. THE samples of broom millet from the Yaiico irrigation areas at the Sydney Show bear testimony to the adaptability of the locality for the production of this commodity. Sinc.e it has been shown that broom millet is certain to become a payable crop here, some advice may be of service to settlers contemplating fur ther planting. Under irrigation millet should be very profitable, there being 110 danger of the crop becoming stunted through insuffi cient moisture at a critical stage of its growth. Many farmers have attempted to grow millet in New South Wales. While the plant grew all right, the limited know ledge of the farmers concerning it; and in some cases dishonest practices regard ing its preparation for market, caused so much suspicion amongst buyers that the export trade was injured. The situa tion became so alarming that the Fede ral authority was approached with a vieAv of bringing broom millet within the provisions of the Commerce Act. The local producer is prote...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1913

Wj^d[)aL,auc(Jci.;cOaJc<JoUoCcOcOd[)aOcUc<. irC:cUoUcOc«. *P 1 NOTES. | Mi t m t ^6cvrp;v. *-» *>:.» npcio *-> »-'. vciw.ro'.p .> c>s: o?(iorpt *-' ' Tbwwwmww&mwwwwwwww DURING the fortnight ended March 15th about 940 acres were irrigated. Of this area 221 acres were of grass; 261 old lu cerne fields; 140 acres new lucerne; 98 acres for ploughing; 71 acres sorghum; 82 acres maize; 24 acres millet; 7% acres tobacco; 7 acres melons; 8 acres barley; 9% acres pumpkins; 5 acres vines; 5 acres fruit trees; 2 acres wheat; % acre vegetables. Nearly two inches of rain fell betwe.en the 6th and 14th, thus re ducing the demand for water to a con siderable extent. * * * The investigations of the Federal Fruit Commission appointed by the Federal Government to inquire into the several phases of the fruit industry should be of much value to fruit growers in the Commonwealth. Those who make a spe cial inquiry of this kind and are enabled to secure reliable e...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advisory Board. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

Advisory Board. A MEETING of the ..Advisory Board was held at the Commissioner's office, Leeton, on April 1st, when the following* mem bers were present:-Messrs. P. Houri gan, A. Bamber, Dr. Smith, C. Pike, W. J. Adams, A. & Cook, A. Gornitzka, A. A. Lockwood, W. Nulty, W. J. Williams, J. Dunn, K. McMurtrie, and the follow ing officers of the Commissioner:-Gr. T. Tolley (Officer-in-Charge of Settlers' Improvements), H. L. Leppien (Engineer for Water Supply), W. McEachern. (Chief Instructor), Brewster (Chief Draughtsman)/ Youll (Manager's Secre tary), and C. F. Ciiaplin (Secretary to the Board). _ _ j The Manager of the Murrumbidgee .Irrigation Areas, Mr. J. B. Broatch, pre sided. APATHETIC ISETTLEKS. r Mr. Nulty at a previous meeting of the Board drew attention to the lack of en ergy on the part of some settlers. It was not for the want of capital, but they . seemed to have no initiative in setting about the development of their farms. The question was again referred to by. ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, "Irrigation Record," Leeton, N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

Irrigation IRecorb. Published Fortnightly under the - authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, "Irriga tion Record," Leeton, N.S.W. THE movement among'settlers towards the founding of a Co-operative Associai tion, referred to in another column, is notable for several reasons. It shows that the settlers even at this early stage in the advancement of the irrigated areas, realise the economic advantages under lying a combination of interests among producers. A settlement such as this particularly lends itself to co-oj)eration. On the Continent of Europe Co-operative Societies embracing the rural industries are among the main financial and com mercial institutions. In France, Belguim, Austria, Germany Denmark, Italy and other important countries, these Societies exert a powerful influence in agrestic af fairs. They control their own finance and trade, and have done much in divert ing socialistic tendenc...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Correspondence. (These columns are open for the discussion of any question touching the development of the irrigation settlement. Letters must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication. Matter intended for publication in the succeeding issue must reach the office, Leeton, not later than the 10th and [?]5th of the month. The irrigation Record is published on the 1st and l[?]th day of each month.) CAPITAL REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A 50-ACRE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

(These columns are open for tlie discussion of any question touching the development of the irrigation settlement. Letters must he accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publica tion. Matter intended for publication in the succeeding issue must reach the office, Leeton, not later than the 10th and i5th of the month. The irrigation Record is published on the 1st and l:.th day of each month.) CAPITAL REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A 50-ACRE FARM. There has Been much controversy among settlers as to the amount of capi tal required to develop a 50-acre farm 011 the irrigation areas-that is, to bring the farm up to the standard when it may be considered as payable. Correspond ence is invited on this question. The opinions of settlers actually engaged in the work would be of great interest, and will be published either above the real name of the writer or a nom de plume. "Velox" writes: "I like the paper. Its practical advice to the beginner is invaluable.1' 1. Could ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
How Irrigation Reclaims Arid Lands. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

How Irrigation Reclaims Arid Lands. Lsr commencing a gigantic irrigation. scheme such as that" of the Murrum bidgee, some facts connected with the development of other irrigation projects in Australia, although of lesser magni tude, are of service to us as an incentive in pursuing the work in making provision for settlement, and in the prospective re sults afforded by comparison. The "Renmark Pioneer7' recently published some very interesting information about the Renmark irrigation settlement. It tells a story of progress, although at the initiation the scheme encountered diffi culties. * * * Renmark is described as being situated on the Murray River, in South Australia, 351 miles from the mouth, by river; 174 miles above Morgan, 43 river miles be low the Victorian border, and 265 miles below the junction of the Darling River with the Murray at Wentworth. By land, Renmark is 75 miles from Morgan, the nearest railway terminus, and 179 miles, by rail and road from Adelaide, the State...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
FEEDING COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

FEEDING COWS. A settler writes:-"The question of hand feeding cows being Very much to the fore just now, the following notes as to a definite system may be of use. Science has supplied a very reliable guide as to the most advantageous method of feeding milch cows. It says, in effect, that you take from them milk of a cer tain chemical composition, and to attain the best r.esults feed of much the same ratio must be given. This ratio-the albuminoid ratio-is arrived at by ana lysis. It is found that all food contains in varying proportions three chief con stituents, albuminoids, fats, carbo-hy drates ; the two latter are similar in function, and are, for the purpose of ar riving at the ratio, added together after the fats have been multiplied by 2%-it being reckoned that 1 lb. of fat is equal to 2y2 lbs. of carbo-hydrates. The composition of milk is:-Albumi noids 3.3, fat 3.4, carbo-hydrates 4.6, and the albuminoid ratio is arrived at 4.6 x 3.4 x 2.5 -f- 3.3, giving in round figures a ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Setting out Orchards and Vineyards. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

Setting out Orchards and Vineyards. Mr. G. H. Tolley, officer in charge of grading and preparing land for receiving irrigation waters, Murrumbidgee Irrigation areas, supplies the following diagrams and notes Diagram of Vineyard and Orchard. The above plan, which, deals with a piece of land 210 feet square, and practically one acre in area, is designed to assist settlers planting- orchards and vineyards in setting them out. The width of the head lands varies somewhat to suit the dimensions of the land, but generally 17 feet or 18 feet may be taken as allowing convenient room for working teams. Shelter trees are placed 15 feet apart, and 7 feet from the boundary fences, and this will be found quite small enough for working when the trees grow up. The expense of establishing breakwinds may in the case of neighbours, be reduced by half, by planting the trees 30 feet apart, placing those on one side of the fence midway of those on the other side; 10 feet wide is allowed for head ditch, w...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
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