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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
dr. Separating by Motor The "Automatic" is a self-contained, self=driven Separator. The speed is absolutely even, and the skimming is, therefore, exactly uniform. No attention is necessary-jnst pour the milk in as it comes from the cows-the " Automatic " attends to all other details and work. "Glen Albyn," Fisher's Hill, Vacy, via Paterson, 21/10/13. Dear Sirs, Having run one of your "Automatic Separators" for 11 months, I can honestly say I am well satisfied with my purchase. It does its work thoroughly, and is still % doing as well as the first day I started it (Signed) WM. HICKS. Price £47-10-0 Wett Cash, or on Terms. DUZ&COtt Si Co. Ltd. 7>II Market Street, Sydney. GEO. GREY & Co., LEETON-Local Agents. £>
FRUIT TREES ON TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
FRUIT TREES ON TERMS. There seems to be some misapprehen sion among settlers as to whether the Commissioner is prepared to allow of the purchase on terms of fruit trees which he is not in a position to supply from his own nursery. There is no objection what ever to settlers making arrangements in this regard, but of course before so doing they should interview Mr. McEachern, and see if the regulations regarding the introduction of- fruit trees and vines are being adhered to. There are other mat ters also to be considered, but full infor mation on all the various points can be obtained on application to the agricul tural office.
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. Permanent Pastures for Dairy Cows. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
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. Permanent Pastures for Dairy Cows. The following interesting notes on some experiments in pasture laying has been supplied by Mr. M. A. O'Callaghan, ^for publication in the "Irrigation Record": "Last autumn I caused various grass seeds to be sown on Farm No. 314, over an area of about 14 acres. On about nine acres of this lucerne had already been sown, some years before, by the previous occupier, Sir Samuel McCaughey. The lucerne was, however, too thin and patchy to be of much use as fodder, but I con sidered it would serve an extremely useful purpose as part of a permanent pasture, taking the place of clover to supply the necessary nitrogen. While I am not yeit in a position to dogmatise as to what grasses should or should not be sown, I can, as a result of the above experim...
LUCERNE CHAFF AND BROOM MILLET. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
LUCERNE CHAFF AND BROOM MILLET. The . following information, which has been supplied by the Manager of the Co operative Society, will be of interest to settlers generally, as it shows that good prices can be realised in the Sydney mar ket, even allowing for freight and other incidental expenses, if the markets are closely watched: Sale on A/c G. M. Neilsen, Esq., Leeton. 1 truck lucerne chaff, 5 13 1 .. £6/10/ 1 truck lucerne chaff, 5 ton 13cwt lqr .. £6/10/ 1 truck lucerne chaff, 5 ton lcwt. £6 This represents £5/1/8 per ton, net, on rail Yanco. On A/c. W. Ackroyd, Esq., Leeton. Broom millet, 1st, £33; 2nd, £32 per ton. On A/c. H. Jones, Esq., Yanco. Broom millet, same prices. The whole of the above lines of produce were sold in Sydney on the 13th May last.
Instruction to Settlers. Mr. W. McEachern, Irrigation Instructor, has supplied the fallowing notes for publication. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
Instruction to Settlers. Mr. W. McEachern, Irrigation Instructor, has supplied the fallowing notes for publication. Lucerne.-It is now late for planting lucerne. Although it is reported that at least one settler last year planted in the middle of winter with considerable suc cess; it is, however, very problematical whether in the long run it would pay to do so. My opinion is that it would not. The seeds being very small and delicate, they would, in the event of a heavy frost immediately after planting, be chilled to such an extent that they would fail to sprout, or even if germination did take place, the young plants would probably be killed by frost before they had suffi cient roots to withstand the winter. Settlers who have not yet succeeded in getting their lucerne sown are therefore advised to let it stand over until the early spring. In the meantime, of course, every effort should be made to have the pre paration of the land done as perfectly as possible. Fodder Crops.-The only...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
THE LEADING FIRE OFFICE IN AUSTRALIA ©Assetsexceed 522.293.656.Amkj&I IDCOYDC JTZ250.000. ft Underwriter. IMERCIAL UNION PERSONAL ACCIDENT. __ i ' =T=FIREI ACCIDENT ASSC-BCO b LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES-THE MURRUMBIDGEE IRRIGATION SETTLERS' Shareholders and Intending Shareholders may Effect r*/\ ADCDATIVC CAflDTV I TH I DCTAW all Their Insurances Through the Society's Agency tU=UrDI\A I I V C oUvlC II, Lll/., LCClUili Narandera P. & A. Association. 1914 Annual Show TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, 4th and 5th August. £500 Prize Money £500 Jumping Events Both Days. Big Prizes, £10/10/ Trotting Event, Second Day. Farmers, note: Growing Crop Competition. Schedules, Entry Forms, and all par ticulars from H. S. ROBINSON, Secretary, N.B.--Correspondence invited. To Those Intending to Build I hereby beg to notify that I am pre pared to estimate and build for those in tending to have buildings erected. Houses finished ready for occupation. T. H, STARR, Farm 8, GRIFFITH TOBACCO. BOY "IMS" B...
Poor Soil. Good Soil. For Tobacco Culture. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
Poor Soil. Good Soil. For Tobacco Culture. Mr. Kempster, Special Commissioner on land matters from Rhodesia, accompan ied by his secretary, Mr. Cooke and Mr. Sendall, of the Closer Settlement Board, New South Wales, paid a visit to the Areas recently. Mr. Kempster had a spe cial commission from the Rhodesian Go vernment to visit Australia and to in quire into various matters relating to land settlement, and a visit to the Areas form ed part of his Australian programme. He regretted very much that his trip was not a more extended one, as he saw a great deal on the Areas to interest him. The impressions of a man of Mr. Kemp ster's standing are always of interest, and he was good enough to grant an in terview. "Of course," he remarked, "this is only a flying visit. Taken, however, in con junction with what I have seen of similar settlements in other Australian States and different parts of the world, I person ally can see no reason why the Murrum bidgee Irrigation Area should not prove...
DREADNOUGHT BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
DREADNOUGHT BOYS. There are no doubt many settlers on the Areas who desire to obtain boy labor for their farms. The "Dreadnought" Farm scheme should provide a large portion of the boys that will be so required. The present system is for the boys to put in three months' training at the farm at Pitt Town, after which they are eligible for employment. Full particulars in re gard to the amount of wages expected by a boy after this period of training, to gether with other particulars, are obtain able from Mr. F. Brennan. Superinten dent, State Labor Branch, Princes-street, Sydney, under whose control the farm at Pitt Town is. Our advice to all settlers requiring labor of this description is to gfet into touch, as early as possible, with Mr. Brennan, and ascertain the cost to them of obtaining a suitable boy who has had a suitable training on the Pitt Town Farm, and who is by no means a raw recruit as far as farming is concerned. There is a considerable competition for these Dreadnought b...
CLEANING OUT DITCHES [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
- CLEANING OUT DITCHES Now that the irrigation season is over, 'and that work on the farms for the next few months will be to a certain extent slack, settlers are advised to give their attention, amongst other things, to the matter of cleaning out their head ditches. In many cases settlers have put in ditches which, to say the least of it, are none too large. The opinion h'as often been ex pressed that a big ditch means a con siderable waste of good land, which could be more profitably used for the growing of crops. This is short-sighted policy, as, if anything, it is better to err on the large ??de as far as ditch making is con cerned. A medium sized ditch will carry suffi cient water for the irrigation of a farm as long as it is in a clean and satisfactory condition. Consequently settlers who have only irrigated during the present season may have had no trouble up to the present. Th-e ditches, however, soon become more or less choked with weed growths of various kinds, and if thes...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
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SPORT AT LEETON. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
SPORT AT LEETON. Tennis, golf, and football are now in full swing on the Irrigation Areas. On Saturday last, 16th May, a team repre senting the "Ibis" Football Club, mainly Lee ton officers, joined issue with a team from Yanco Siding. The "clash" resulted in a substantial victory for the Leeton boys. . The golf club on the same day officially opened the season with a bogey competi tion and a putting and approaching com petition. The former was won by Mr. Frank Clark (handicap 4), who finished 2 down to the "Colonel." Mr. A. C. Fletcher was successful "in the putting and the approaching competition, finishing up with two very fine threes. A team from the Leeton lawn tennis club, which is numbering more and more settlers amongst its members, visited Whitton on the 16th ultimo, and there suffered defeat at the hands of a team made up of residents of the town and the Mirrool Irrigation Area. It will be seen, therefore, that from a sporting point of view, the Areas are just about as much...
Improving Market Eggs. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
Improving Market Eggs. It is becoming the custom more and more in agricultural matters, as well as everything else, to look to the United States of America for information as to the latest experiments tried. In the case of improving market eggs the American agricultural scientists are not behind hand, and considerable notice has recently been given to the work of chemists who under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture are at present engaged in Omaha on various problems connected with the improvement of the egg from many points of view, including that of marketing. It is undoubted that there are, comparatively speaking, large losses in connection with the handling of eggs. These are put down to three causes, in an article recently published in "Mildura Telegraph," viz.: decomposition, breakage, and incubation. The last mentioned of course does not affect the marketing ques tion. Moreover, as has been known for several, years past, losses due to incuba tion can be prevented b...
Railway Facilities. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
Railway Facilities. While the Commissioner was recently at Leeton he was asked by a meeting of settlers for information as to the present position in the matter of railway facili ties for the Areas generally. Mr. A. McLoone, who introduced the subject, pointed out that when settlers came here two years ago they were shown a plan whereon the railway extension to Leeton was duly marked. He stated that in his own case-and no doubt that of other settlers-this fact weighed largely with him when selecting his block. Now, after 2J years, matters did not seem to have progressed any further than they had at that time. Mr. McLoone spoke of the advantage which the railway would undoubtedly be to the settlement, and he asked for some definite information as to the exact position. He, personally, had been unable to get anything except h-eresay statements. In reply, the Commissioner stated that the question of railway construction throughout the Areas was a matter of national policy, which had to...
THE FARMER'S GREED. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
THE FARMER'S GREED. The "Stock and Station Journal" has long been noted for its cheery optimism. It is responsible for printing the following creed, which has been adopted by Illinois farmers (U.S.A.): "I believe in red clover; I believe irf cow-peas; I believe in soy beans; and above all I believe in lucerne, the queen of forage plants. I believe in permanent agriculture, a soil that shall grow richer rather , than poorer year by year." "I believe in 100-bushel corn and 50 bushel wheat, and I shall not be satisfied with anything else. I believe that the only good weed is a dead weed, and that a clean farm is as important as a clean conscience. I believe in the farm boy arid the farm girl-the farmer's best crop and the future's best hope." . "I believe in the farm woman, and .will do all in my power to make her life easier and happier. I believe in a country school that prepares for country life, and a country church that teaches its people to love deeply and live honorably. I be li...
Tomato Pulping. The Result of the Experiment. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
Tomato Pulping. The Result of the Experiment. The season's operations with the Com missioner's pulping plant having now ceas ed, the time is opportune for the consider ation of the results which have been achieved. Needless to say, the experi ment has been conducted under rather un favorable conditions. In the first place, the work was not commenced until very late in the season, when the bulk of the tomatoes on the Areas had already passed their best. In the -second place, the plant provided by the Commissioner turned out to be too small for the demands that were made upon it, and in the third place, it was found impossible, owing to the fact that the decision to commence pulping operations was arrived at quickly, to en gage a man with experience in work of this kind. Making due allowance for all these facts, however, the season's opera tions may be considered as satisfactory as far as the actual value of the pulp it self is concerned. It is of course possible that even after the d...
A BRITISH NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
A BRITISH NOTICE. The London "Daily Mail" recently pub lished an Inter-Dominion supplement, con sisting of 32 pages. It is interesting to know that in this supplement, which reached perhaps a-million readers, there is a very good notice of the Murrumbid gee Irrigation Scheme, written by a gen tleman-Mr. F. M. Cutlack-who visited the Areas some months ago. Speaking of the development that has taken place on the Areas the writer puts the matter in a nutshell by pointing out that at the township of Leeton three attempts have been made within a short time to build a school large enough for the children. No more enlightening comment on the growth of the scheme could have been made.
BERSEEM OR EGYPTIAN CLOVER. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
BERSEEM OR EGYPTIAN CLOVER. Attention has recently been drawn, through more than one Australian journal, to the tremendous crops which are ob tained on the Nile from the growing of Berseem or Egyptian clover. It is re ported that as much as 28 tons to the acre has been obtained in Egypt from one year's cuttings. Certain experiments with the plant have been tried in South Australia &lt;at the Roseworthy Agricultural College, with very satisfactory results: extremely large yields-though not as great as those ob tained in the home of the plant-having resulted. Berseem is an annual plant like most of the clover family, but its nutritive value is high, and if anything like the amount per acre could be obtained on the Areas as has apparently been obtained elsewhere, it would very likely be a God-send to dairymen. It is understood that seed can be ob tained from Sydney seedsmen. One fact which would have to be considered in connection with this matter is the pos sibility of introdu...
WEEKLY WATERINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
WEEKLY WATERINGS. The Manager has succeeded in getting together a committee of five to go into the matter of weekly waterings with the Engineer for Water Distribution and him self. The members of the committee will be: Mr. L. J. Southee .. .. Farm 318 Mr. C. W. Ziele ,, 280 Mr. A. A. Lockwood .... " 57 ~ Mr. T. Bradv ........ " 257 Mr. R. A. Craig ...... " 216 Arrangements will be made for the com mittee to meet as soon as possible and go fully into the matter. A report of the conclusions arrived at will be published in a later issue of the " Irrigation Record."
Cheese Versus Butter. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 June 1914
Cheese Versus Butter. During the recent visit of the South Coast dairymen the question of cheese versus butter came in for a considerable amount of discussion. The question was one which largely interested our visitors, and it should be equally important to the Areas. Cheese factories can t)e establish ed for a very small portion of the cost which is necessary in the case of a butter factory. Moreover, they need not be on an laborate scale. The initial operations in connection with the making of the cheese could be carried out in small fac tories in different parts of the Areas, and the product forwarded to the central fac tory for curing and maturing. At the present time the price of cheese is abnormally high. In the daily papers it was recently quoted at lOd per lb. But ter is now worth about 104/ per cwt., that is to say, it is about id per lb dearer than cheese. On an average it takes about 231bs. of milk to produce a pound of butter. Cheese, on the other hand, usually takes onl...