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Berkshires and Iowa Farmers [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
Berkshires and Iowa Farmers Address Made Before the Last Meeting of the American Berkshire Congress , by WAYNE DINSMORE , Associate Professor Dept . Animal Husbandry , Iowa State College . Prof . Wayne Dinsmore Gentlemen : —You have invited me to speak on the general subject , What type of Berkshire should the farmer use and what should the breeder do to interest the farmer in Berkshires ? As there are speakers here representing the other hog producing states , I shall confine most of my remarks to Iowa conditions . In presenting the following comparative data , I do so only to show you the magnitude of the Iowa market . As you are probably aware , Iowa leads all states in the Union in pork production . Carefully compiled estimates based on assessors figures gave the state , on January 1 st , 1909 , 7 , 908 , 000 swine , valued at $ 8 . 00 per head , a valuation of $ 63 , 264 , 000 . No other state even approaches this , Illinois being the only other state to exceed four million hea...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
Mrmcl springs Farm BERKSHIRES SHROPSHIRES HOLSTEINS Handsome Lee s Model 122144 Baron Duke of Riverside 126000 Sires at head of herd . A few late Summer and Fall Gilts and aged sows will be bred for fall farrow , ready for July delivery . Orders now being booked for spring pigs . Satisfaction Absolutely Guaranteed . CHAS . A . STEWARD Fox , Kendall Co ., Illinois —^ COLUMBIAN &amp; WHITE WYANDOTTES BARRED ROCKS &amp; BLACK MINORCAS WINNERS and BRED from WINNERS Send for mating circular NOW . Everything as represented . J . A . LELAND , Woodside Farm SPRINGFIELD , ILLINOIS . Berkshire Pigs FOR SALE Registered of Course . Fifteen Dollars EACH J , H , FULLILOVE , Jr , SHREVEPORT - LA . BOX No . 1 S 7 BERKSHIRES WITH QUALITY AND FASHIONABLE BREEDING . Early maturity , large size , the best of hams and fancy heads . HERD ESTABLISHED THIRTY YEARS Has Enviable Show Record . ALEX M . FULFORD BELAIR , MD .
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
¦ THE BEST Star Masterpiece THE GREAT BOAR KING STAR 125300 , SESS ^ E ^^ SSSSSSESSSSf Now at the Head of my Herd I ALSO BREED HEAVY MILKING JERSEY CATTLE JERSEY HERD HEADED BY One of the Greatest Bulls of the Breed 6 . F . SR 0 UV 1 LLE LAD 69029 . A . J . C . C . A Son of Golden Fern s Lad LARGE PLYMOUTH ROCKS , SINGLE COMB RHODE ISLAND REDS and BUFF BANTAMS FOR SALE Pleased Customers my Motto . G . A . ROBINSON Kirksville , Missouri , i
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
Sheffield Farm F . W . SCHAEFFER , MANAGER H . T MORGAN . MANAGER BtRKSHI » S PEPARTMfcUT JERSEYS Gt-E ^ DALE BERKSHIRES HAMILTON CO . WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCKS OHIO / SHEFFIELD FARM BERKSHIRES Headed by Longfellow Masterpiece , a Grand Champion , and said by expert judges to be the smoothest mature toar in the United States . The Sheffield Farm herd of Berkshires includes sows chosen from many of the leading herds , with an idea of securing uniformity of type . Customers of Sheffield Farm will have the advantage of selecting from seventy-five females , the best representatives of the most popular lines of breeding , which will be bred for Fall farrow . Well matured gilts bred for late Spring and early Summer farrow are offered for sale . These are daughters of Masterpiece , Artful Premier , Premier Duke , Baron Premier 50 th , Baron Duke 50 th , Majestic Baron , Masterpiece Climax , Trueworth , Rival s Champion , Pathfinder , Grand Master 5 rd , Lord Premier , Premier 8 th , Premier 3 r...
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
WILLOWDALE IMPORTATION ] IOO = JERSEYS = IOO in unit—— i — i ¦ - ¦!¦!! ! »—»—^»»—^—w » t ^«» MiM———„ , M „ , ^„ „ m , ^ IIM-J ¦¦¦ M ^^^ HMMM ^ HMM ^ H VANDALIA , ILLINOIS This importation is direct from the Island of Jersey and was personally selected by Mr . G . G . Council . They are the best lot of cattle Mr . Council has ever brought over and well posted Jersey cattle judges declare it is as good an offering of Jersey cattle as was ever sold in America . The world s greatest Jersey bull , ROYAL MAJESTY 79315 , will be included in the offering . Also 12 daughters of ROYAL MAJESTY and a namber of the very cream of Island Jersey cows bred to ROYAL MAJESTY . , 10 selected Bulls which , taken as a lot , are without question the best lot of Jersey bulls ever offered at public auction . THE JERSEY EVENT OF THE CENTURY AUCTIONEERS ; COL . D . L . PERRY , Columbus , Ohio COL . W . F . MERRIMAN , Williamsville , Illinois For Catalog or any information address Sale Manager , J . V . COTTA ...
Hog Notes—By a Practical Hog Man [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
Hog Notes—By a Practical Hog Man A . J . Lovejoy , Roscoe , 111 . About Type . I have been asked to write something regarding types in , Berkshires , and why if a car load of Berkshire barrows won the Grand Champion prize at the great International show in Chicago , that were extremely plain in the head , yet splendid specimens in other respects , why could not the same type win in breeding classes at our great shows ? The reason is so plain that it seems a novice could see it . First all car loads of hogs are judged by a stock yard s buyer who knows nor cares nothing about breed type ; he is simply looking for the load that Will make the least shrink ; that will dress out best , and give tne largest per cent of high priced meat , net , while the judge in breeding classes at our fairs is considering not only the quality of the animals competing , but the general breed character of them , knowing well the tendency of all hogs to revert to the mongrel type unless great care if exercis...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
ATTENTION Use the Letir Sanitary Cast Iron Hog Troughs Round Style Has Eight Compartments Each pig gets his share of the feed . A sure preventive of runt pigs . Write for description and prices . The Lehr Agricultural Co ., Dept . B . Fremont , Ohio Berkshires That Are Right High-class Berkshires sired by Artful Premier 6 th 112745 , a s » n of Premier Longfellow and Artful Belle 30 th . Also great ones by Beauty s Star Masterpiece 114004 , a son of Star Masterpiece and Columbia Beauty 19 th . My last sale was the record for Iowa . Only the very best sent out on order and prices within the reach of all . BERT E . MCMILLAN , Blanchard , Iowa i « mis If you want Berkshires of quality , the good money making kind , at farmers prices , with a guarantee on every animal , or Collie dogs at $ 5 each if sold at ten weeks old . Write W . W . Burns , Salem , - - Ohio . 5-ft . Boiler Steel Hogtroughs $ 1 . 95 Made of Heavy Boiler steel I -a In . Thick FULTON SUPPLY CO ., 1605 Fulton St .. Chic...
HISTORY OF FAMOUS BOARS OF THE BREED [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
HISTORY OF FAMOUS BOARS OF THE BREED Lee sArtful Premier 12 th 107644 == Baron Duke 63 d 78359 Lee s Artful Premier 12 th 107644 . Farowed March 20 , 1907 . Sire , Premier Longfellow 68600 . Dam , Lees Artful Belle 72 d 102624 . In the middle summer of 1907 , Prof . W . D . Mooney , of Murfreesboro , Tenn ., an educator and at the head of the Mooney school for boys , and also a breeder of Berkshires , ordered the best pig at Willowdale Farm , saying he wanted the best , without regard to price . Council sent him , Lee s Anful Premier 12 th 107644 , saying he regarded him as good as any he ever had on his place . The price agreed upon was $ 200 . Mooney kept the hog , developed him , showing him at Nashville , Murfreesboro , and other places , winning every first premium . J . W . Russwurm , of Nashville , Tenn ., had collected some of the best daughters of Baron Duke 50 th , Masterpiece , Sensation , Lord Premier , Moreau Longfellow , Royal W ., Premier Ravenwood , etc ., and while ...
THE "PIG STY " [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
THE PIG STY Size . The demand for hogs of greater size , bone and substance was never n . oie general among farmers than now . The trend to raising hogs of greater size with heavier bone and more substance and easier feeding qualities is evidenced in the increasing patronage going to the breeders who have heeded the call from farmers who raise and feed hogs for profit . All breeds and types must abide the test for usefulness on the farm and in the feed lot , and each must rise or fall upon the result . The breeders cf Berkshires have been enjoying the best trade of any class with the possible exception of the breeders of the larger type of Poland-Chinas . The success with which the breeders of the larger type of Poland-Chinas are gaining trade in the corn belt states has its lesson . It follows that if Berkshire breeders fail to meet the requirements of the farmers and feeders , the Berkshire will pass in history as a mere fanciers hog . The owners of herds of the big boned type hav...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
BERKSHIRES For 1910 We have sold nearly everything except a few late August gilts . Expect a fine crop of March and April pigs . W . A . HARRIS &amp; SON OFallon . Missouri GEORGIA BERKSHIRES I have a few choice up-to-date , well grown , fashionably bred Berkshires that I can spare and offer them at attractive prices . Address L 0 RIN 6 BROWN , SMYRNA , 6 A . I Fashionably Bred Gilts For Sale f A ¦™^^™^—^¦™ ™~ ^ X § We have about 20 extremely high-class Gilts that we offer at prices that £ % should interest all Berkshire breeders . They are last Spring or Summer s far- X $ row and will weigh from 200 to 275 lbs . Sired by such well-known boars Y % as Baron Duke 92 d , a $ 1 , 000 son of Premier Longfellow , or the great * t boars Count Robin 119112 or Count Robin 2 d 123200 . X \ They are out of sows by either Lord Lee , Baron Duke 92 d , Lord 4 x \ Robin , Baron Beauty or Masterpiece . v X We never had a nicer bunch or a more uniform one . fy j &gt; These splendid s...
Who s Who in Berkshires [Newspaper Article] — Berkshire World and Cornbelt Stockman — 1 April 1910
Who s Who in Berkshires Prior to 1899 , Highwood farm at Dundee , N . Y ., the home of H . C . &amp; H . B . Harpending , was devoted to the breeding of Chester White Swine , a large registered herd being maintained there and at Tyrone Farm . At that time many of the Berkshires in that section were small and not very prolific and much prejudice existed against them on that account . In 1899 , Hon . Calvin J . Huson , owner of the well known Kalorama herd of Berkshires , induced them to put . a few Berkshires in the herd and compare their feeding qualities and general desirability with the Chester Whites . A fair test was made both at Highwood and at Tyrone farm , where H . S . Inscho , present manager of the Tyrone herd of Messrs . Harpending , was H . S . Inscho , Mgr . Tyrone Herd at Highwood at that time breeding Chester Whites . These gentlemen were soon- convinced that they should make a change and in 1900 disposed of the entire white herd from both farms . Continuously...