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Page 9 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Money in J &gt; . ultry . Chicken . Turkeys , DuckmuulGeew A buyers guttle of tlie largest poultry plantin tbe northwest , ovor 1 , 00 ( 1 hind and witter fowls tor sale , plan anil -view of poultry form , finely Illustrated . Eggs for hatching a hiwclalty . Send to old reliable for book and catalogue 10 cents , giving many valuable hints on raisingpoultrvand building a henhouse . Pleate mention National Rural and Family Magazine . J . R . Brabazon Sr ., I . D . A . Delavan Wis B . H . KEBNAU ) breoderof ni « pi / I Hli PC 11 * IIP Young and Old block for sale . BLAIR LAHubHANS Scored birds after December 1 . Egge in Season B . H . FEKNAIJ ? , Roseville , 111 -A BR &amp; B &amp; ZOH S POULTRY CATALOGUE E ^ LiA CpCCf It * HBbeaut &gt;; o « r CO colored plates . lllu « - L ^ ffi ¦ traits inr ] dcscrilies fine Turkcyn , Geettt , KgflSap Ducka undcIiiclieiifl-. giveapriLisoF fowlaJcGRRH ; Fine *! ^¦ jnk . ^ uJ * r * b Guide published . Inclose 10 c . for ...
Raising Calves for Beef Making [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Raising Calves for Beef Making By Prof . Geo . E . Morrow . T HERE is a marked Improvement In the cheerfulness and good spirits ot beef producers in many parts of the United , States . Prices are better and there is Increased interest in rearing cattle for beef making . Predictions are unsafe , but there are good- reasons for hoping that for a few years we may havefairly satisfactory prices , giving a profit to those who economically rear or cheaply purchase cattle and wisely feed them . There Is much reason to believe that many farmers In the chief corn and grass states will go back to their former custom of rearing calves instead of depending upon purch a s i n g from the ranges or from other regions . Possibly there mav not be s o PROF . GEO . E . MORROW . many as formerlymerly of the men with hundreds of cows kept solely to produce a : calf each year , but I believe and hope there may be a marked increase in the number . of cows kept on many ; thousands -of farms in the central ...
Consumption of Indian Corn in Germany [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Consumption of Indian Corn in Germany THE import of Indian corn into Germany , is of especial interest to Americans . The past decade has witnessed a phenomenal growth in tliis trade . The first imports took place in the fifties , and were of slow growth at first , but during recent years , they have been far more rapidly developed than those ot any otlier cereal coining through the North Sea ports . This rapid increase is a sign of the increase lu German cattle raising , aiid the dependence of German farmers upon foreign cattle foods . In 1897 . it was perhaps especially due to the damage caused by rain to the oat crop . The principal and almost only source of corn supply is the United States . Bremeu and Hamburg are the great corn-importing centers of : Germany . In the year 1897 . tlie arrivals of corn at Hamburg were 018 . 8 ( 51 tons , valued at 42 . 000 . 000 marks ( $ 51 . 5 ) 11 ( 1 .- 0 ( 10 ) : and at Bremen 242 . 054 tons , valued ai 10 . 000 . 000 marks ( $ 3 , 808 , 000...
Soil Exhaustion [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Soil Exhaustion R EPORTS from this section are that quantity nnd quality of wheat are poor . The statement hns been made that it seems that each succeeding year has witnessed a decline in the wheat yield . Inquiries as to the cause bring out varied answers ., some of which are correct aridlsome are not . Many attribute it to the season , seemingly thinking that the seasons have so far gone back on the farmer through various parts of Illinois , that the state is rapidly becoming less and less a wheat- state . To my mind this is not the reason , but the true causes are quite apparent . Illinois has long been regarded as one of the most fertile states of this fertile country of ours and her soil . Iri sections at least , has been regarded as-inexhaustible . This ¦ belief . 1 think has led to some serious er rors . • • A recent trip took me through Crawford . Jasper , Clay , Richland . Fayette , Bond and neighboring counties and . while some of these counties are naturally poor in soil ...
4 . « » : f . 0 ' Improving Waste Land [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
4 . « » : f . 0 Improving Waste Land ¦ Mr . Dow , has wisely urged the young farmer to improve . his farm . He loves liis farm Uie more for every . improvement made , even at the cost of much hard work . But it is not always an improvement to • clear the bnish from rough places . We sometimes improve such places by making them wood arid timber lots . - Forest and ¦ Stream says , The work of the forester is to eliminate the struggle for life . It will be easier for the young farmer to go into his rough . Imshy lot-and give the valuable trees , no matter how small they may be , a ¦ chance to develop into something valuable . Stumps and rocks will not have to be removed . The net profit will sometimes be ¦ equal to that from the best arable acre s . We need to reforest many places on our farms . —F . F . F . in New England Farmer .
Grain Crops of the World [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Grain Crops of the World A REPORT from Washington . Nov . 12 . says : Statistician Hyde of the agricultural department has completed the official report of the crops of the world for this month , and a revised review of the ¦ world s wheat is an important feature . Tb «&gt; Russian wheat crop is now put by theministry of agriculture at 417 . 00 n . ono Winchester-bushels , an increase of &lt;? 0 . nn 0 ,- non over the Hungarian official estimate , ^ n estimate , believed to he below rather than above the actual yield , is credited to the Hungarian agricultural ministry , estimating the Hungarian wheat crop at 132 . 277 . 2 nn bushels of sixty pounds . An estimate said to be the preliminary official one puts the Oerriian wheat crop at R . nnn . OOO bushels more than the 1 SS ) 7 crop , making it in round numbers , 115 , 000 , 000 bushels of sixty pounds . • The official estimate of the Italian wheat crop is a little less than 95 . 000 , 000 Winbushels . The latest est...
Page 11 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
THE TEN WEEKS FOB TEN CENTS . Tnat big family paper , Tho Illustrated Weekly Sentinel , of Denver , Colo ., ( founded 181 ) 0 ) , will be sent ten weeks on trial for H ) c ; clubsof ( i , 6 l ) c-, 12 for $ l . &gt; i ; m oftersolely to introduce lt . Latest mining news and illustrations of scenery , true stories of lovo and adventure . Address no nh-vn &lt; inrt iiiiitlon National Rural ; stamps tikcn . ^^ WASTE v ^ g 5 ^ vlfr ^ -v ^ v 5 ^ N . ° cc nS S our grao wmiie would f _ aL _ Fill 1 il ! f _^ wSK \\\ more t la 0 P ay y ° ur t * 168 * All B (^ SlT ^ f e ^_^ S *( V _ l- » Srm , ni Sran * 9 suro to * &gt; a * ^ W ^ la CgS 5 ^ 3 ) ji £ gj £ gcslcd when entcn Iiy nnfmnla . A Wti ^ SSmgP W 1 H n GRINDERS ji ^ jl ^ JI ^ POT ^ 1 *™^ ,, i . Orliitl all grains singly or ralxpil , &amp;? jr --r * V , . ^_* aiP * Q \ , *^ V Iir corn - dry . damp , frozen . C IIII I s £ i &amp;&amp;^ r &amp; f £ £££ 2 &amp;&gt; lfe &...
Feeders and Stockers for Illinois [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Feeders and Stockers for Illinois AT the recent meeting of the Illinois Live Stock Breeders Association tho following interesting and suggestive report was given by W . P . Anderson . He was thanked for the interest he had taken in the matter and for the result of his painstaking work . The report is as follows : • Hon . A . P . Grout , President Illinois Live Stock Breeders Association : • At a meeting ol * your association in i lie winter of 1 S 96 and 1897 a resolution was passed asking the Illinois State Board of Railway Warehouse Commissioners to aid your efforts in securing for the feed fanners ! of Illinois the same rate in stock cattle as that enjoyed by neighboring states . Having framed that resolution and requested its passage and in turn being deputized by your association to watch the results of your efforts I am able to report that thc matter was given immediate attention by the Stale Commission , resulting in the application of the 75 per cent blocker rate on cattle s...
The Ayrshire Cow- [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
The Ayrshire Cow- THE Ayrshire cow , bred in Scotland for more than a hundred years , has always been a iiopular cow with those who have known her best as a mill , producer or ¦ • i butter cow . She has proved herself lo be a profitable ccny for the farmer under , tho most adverse conditions , paying a largo dividend to her owner , in fact she is often called the Rent Payer . * .-Her hardy ¦ constitution fits her for enduring the climate of Canada , New Englandand the eastern slates , and enables her to do well on scant pastures and poor feed , as well as to resist disease . Her average weight of about one thousand pounds ,, is the favorite size for the dairy , i and for market cows , and her red and white spotted color , gives her an 1 attractive look-that is at once pleasing to Hie eye . Her large shapely udder and deep wedge shape both impresses the beholder with her great milking capacity and gives her the tdea l form for a dairV cow . —C . M . Winslow . m ¦ » .
Sheep Breeders' Meeting [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Sheep Breeders Meeting By J . G . S . THE , Illinois Sheep Breeders Association l * was very fortunate at their meeting . November 15-17 , at Springfield , Illinois , in having -Hon . Jacob Ziegler , Clinton , 111 ., and Prof . John A . Craig of the Iowa State Agricultural College to give most interesting arid instructive addresses . Mr .- Ziegler has been for twenty or more years engaged in breeding and feeding for market all kinds of live stock , and has been one among the few of many men engaged iii this business that has kept nn accurate account of the cost of purchase and feeding , together with selling price for each separate lot of animals that he lias handled . His experiences taken from accounts accurately kept made his statements nl figures- and facts of more than usual value , and those interested in the sheep industry were pleased to hear him state that for the amount of money invested , sheep had paid much better than any . other : kind of live stock . Prof . Craig used...
Page 13 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
^^^ H _&lt; B ; jNi ^ . ^«^ .. ^ % «^ fl ; ^ Hffljj B ^ B Quaker Dairy Feed is made en- |^ BI \ ^_ Wt tlrcly of grain — principally of ^^ H ^^ H oats—combined in scientific pro- ^ Hfl ^^ H portions . It is complete for the ^ HB ^ Hj production of milk and the prop- _ m __ M M ^ tK ar maintenance of the animal . ^ Hfi . ^^ H Sold only insealedandbrandcd sacks . ^^ H | ¦ I OUR FEED EXPERT . \ Wk ^^ H We wish to come as close to the con- ^^ H HH | sumer as possible , and freely offer the |^^ H ^^ H personal services of our Feed Expert ^^ H ^^ B in assisting in the solution of feeding : l ^ Hj ^^¦ j problems . While our Modern Dairy ^^ H ^^ H Feeding , * which \ ve * willsendpostpaia ^^ B ^^ H on request , covers the ground as thor- H ^ H | ^^ H oughly as possible , farm conditions ^^ H ^^ H vary so greatly that special informa- ^^ H ^^ H tion will often be of immense value . ^^ B « ^^ H Our facilities for giving such informa- B ^ fl | ^^ H tion arc the best and we cladly invite...
November Crop Report [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
November Crop Report THE following is taken from the November crop ei renin r sent out by the United States Department of Agriculture . The estimates are based upon the November returns and are merely preliminary , being subject to revision in the final report : Corn- —The returns indicate an averasre yield of 24 . 8 bushels per acre , as compared with the preliminary estimate of 23 . 7 bushels in November last , and of 27 . 3 bushels in November . 1890 . The indicated yield in bushels per aciy in tlie principal corn-pro-ducing States is as follows : Pennsylvania . 32 : Ohio , 3 ( 1 ; Indiana . 30 ; Illinois . 30 : Iowa . 32 ; Missouri . 20 : Kansas , 19 : and Nebraska , 21 . The total crop has been largely increased by the high averages reported from the South and Southwest , South Carolina and Weorgiri being the only States throughout that entire region not reporting from 2 to 0 busliels per acre above their respective averages for a series of years . The average as to quality is ...
« » Cattle Raising West of the Rockies [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
« » Cattle Raising West of the Rockies By E . H . Libby . THOUSANDS of head of young stock-are 1 bred west of the Rockies , in eastern Washington and Jsorthern Idaho , and are sold to the , graziers ; of Montana and Dakota . One party of buyers alone , from Montana , buy up . each year , such stock to the amount of $ 250 , 000 more or less . The mild winters of tlie trans-mountin region ^ with the consequent freedom from losses by cold and snow , make this an especially profitable industry for that section . Beef , too , is produced there in . large quantities , and under easier and more favorable conditions than exist in many parts of the great range country east of the Rockies : The arid valleys by irrigation produce air falfa in vast quantities , crops of eight to ; twelve tons per acre being common—and : an average yield of six tons per acre , year . after year , being safe to depend on . This : superior fodder is bought , in . the stack by the cattlemen , at $ 3 to , $ 5 per to...
Keeping Sweet Potatoes [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Keeping Sweet Potatoes Many farmers In Kansas succeed but poorly iii keeping sweet potatoes during the winter mouths . The HorticulturalDepartment of , tlie State University lias in progress an experiment to determine 1 lie most suitable temperature for keeping tliis product during the winter . Trial lots are stored in locations ranging in temperature from forty-five to seventy-five degrees . The temperatures are noted daily and frequent examinations made to note the soundness of the potatoes . Along with the * temperature test , tlie attempt will be made to determine whether a storage medium , such as sand , chaff or charcoal has . any infiu-: , ence in preserving the soundness of the potato . ? ¦ »
Bohemian Butter and Pork Products [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 1 December 1898
Bohemian Butter and Pork Products By Consul Frank Mali in . A RECENT article in an American newspaper received at this consulate said that the United States Secretary of Agriculture had successfully introduced American butter into Europe . If the , price of American butter sold in Europe is no higher than that of European butter , the former should gradually gain a large sale as its superior quality becomes known . The first day : after being made . European butter may seem equal to the American product ; but generally : by the second or third day it will have an old , strong taste and smell . It may be thntthe butter is not properly worked : or the dificulty may be due to the practice of keeping cows in barns all the year round , instead of turning them loose in pastures , as is done in the United States . ? . •¦» Table butter sells here : at about thirty cents a-pound . Cooking butter ^—which usually contains a small -mixture of lard , ostensibly to make it keep longer—sells at a ...