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FODDER FOR DAIRY COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
FODDER FOR DAIRY COWS. In his Dairy Notes Mr. Alexander drawS* attention to the necessity for the planting as soon as possible by dairymen of crops of the early maturing varieties of maize. The present season is one of the dryest on record. It can confidently be antici pated that in four seasons out of five the winter fodder at this time of the year, and for a month or two to comie, will be suffi cient-to form an important part of the ration necessary for dairy stock. The dry weather which has been experienced by settlers all through the winter has te~ tarcLsd the growth of the "Crowfoot,"; "Prairie," "Trefoil,": and other natural grasses very considerably; in (fact, in some paddocks where there was abun dance of green feed this time last year, there is practically nothing at all just at present. This fact renders it absolutelv imperative that settlers should look well ahead and have fodder for their cows planted well in advance right throughout the summer. Maize is a splendid food ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
LOCAL REPKESENTA1 IVES The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Settlers* Co-operative Society, Limited, Leeton. Shareholders and Intending Shareholders may Effect all Their Insurances Torough the Society's Agency. NOTICE. .To Settlers and intending Settlers-We are prepared to do contracting, fencing, ploughing, tank sinking or ditch making, at^a reasonable price. T EMERSON & GARNEN, Farm 739, Lee ton . THE TROTTING STALLION " Bay Bells " Sire: "Belmont M." (2.13) dam, "Koala" (2 24) will stand this season at Leeton .and travel the surrounding . districts. FEE: £3 3s. . For, further particulars apply JACK DEMPSEY, LEETON. Baby Chicks for Sale Pure Bred White Leghohi. ONE SHILLING EACH. A. McCOWAN, "Greenacres," Farm 12, Yanco. MURRUMBIDGEE IRRIGATION SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION. SETTLERS' BALL. Enterprise Hall, Leeton, Friday, 11th September, 1914. First class Catering. Efficient M.C. A1 Music. Double Tickets, 5/-; Gent's, 3/6; Extra Lady, 2/6. E. J. POLglNGHORNE, Secretary. ENGAGEMENTS TAKEN ...
Soil Studies. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
Soil Studies. .> ? . . -v ..* (By H. J. Braund.) In continuing these soil studies it might here be mentioned that no attempt is being made to deal with the subject in its entirety, but rather to treat the matter with special reference to the Murrum bidgee Irrigation Areas. This course will obviously 'render the greatest benefit to the majority of the readers of these notes. -V ^ lbs. per Weights of different soriisf- . cub. foot. Fine sandy loam .. .. .. .. .. 110 50 per cent, sand, 50 per cent. clay 96 Common arable land .. .. .. .. 80-90 Heavy clay loam 75 Garden mould 70 Humus soil or soil with excess of decomposed vegetable matter 30 to 50 In the course of experiments which the writer is now conducting at Griffith the weights of three of the representative types of soils on the Mirrobl Area were found as under : lbs. per ^cub. foot Fine sandy loam, red in color, as recommended for citrus fruit 117.45 Chocolate loam .. 104.4 Red clay loam .. 96.7 It should be added, however, t...
AGISTMENT OF HEIFERS OF A BREEDING AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
AGISTMENT OF HEIFERS OF A BREEDING AGE. Some three weeks ago the Instructor in Dairying exhibited notices in prominent places to the effect that he was making special arrangements for the agistment of heifers of a breeding age so ss to ensure (as far ias possible) that they should be come profitable to the settler at the right time. The applications received in re sponse have, however, been so few in number that it will hardly pay him to take over the paddocks proposed to be set apart for the purpose. In these circumstances Mr. Alexander again asks any settlers who may desire to take advantage of the offer to communi cate with him at once, when he will make arrangements to receive the stock on a date of which the owner will be duly ad vised.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
GUIHEN & K EAT INGE Auctioneers, etc LEETON AGEflTS Baltic Separator Co. Clyde Farm Waggons. Mitchell Farm Implements. Mercantile Mutual Insurance Co. MAX MILKING MACHINES-QUICK WORK. To bring your dairy up-to-date, let nothing there be second rate, But first of all, please understand, 'Twill never do to milk by hand, For quick work-quick work. Your cows must have their heads and tails Ranged in four in patent bails, Milking cups on teats you swing From MAX Machines, the latest thing. They're quick work-quick work. The milk comes leaping in the vat, The MAX increases butter fat. The Engine, throbs-it cannot wait, And in a flash will separate. The factory reached, your cream is weighed, You never find it second grade. To win success, you'll make tracks To Guihen & Keatinge and get a MAX, r They're quick work--quick work, Quick work-quick work. Groceries Boots . GENERAL MERCHANTS "The Busiest Store in Leeton." SPORTING REQUISITES Golf Sticks & Accessories Footb...
GHERKINS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
GHERKINS. Information has just been received^to the effect that seed of the Indian gherkin and the short prickly gherkin have been imported for a firm of pickle makers, but Messrs. Anderson & Co., seedsmen of vSydney, now grow the ordinary gherkin, which is harvested 011 the green side, be fore the fruit is picked. Seed of this variety is, it is understood, stocked by the firm mentioned.
Amongst the Pig Farmers. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
Amongst the Farmers. Pig farming is destined to be one of the most profitable, industries on the Irri gation Area, judging by the enthusiasm with which it is being taken up by settleus on good lucerne ground from Brobenah to btony Pont. Tne following notes as to the progress made by settlers in this lo cality will show how largely they are going in for this particular class of animal husbandry. W. Evans, Farm No. 139. Mr. Evans took up his block some considerable time ago, and for the last 12 months he has been pig farming on a small scale. He feels, however, that he commenced opera tions too scon, as he had not his lucerne established, and were he commencing again he would wait a Little later. His feed principally has been sorghum and maize, and, although he has ten acres of lucerne now established, he has done very little with it. He is very satisfied with the result of his labor so far, and recently had the pleasure of disposing of no less than 30 pigs in one consignment. This is...
TO SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
TO SUBSCRIBERS. A circular was recently sent round to all whose subscriptions to the "Irri gation Record" were due, asking whether it was their intention to renew or not. In reply several subscribers have enclosed their renewal subscriptions in stamps at tached to theT~circular and returned it to the office. As the circular . contained no address, there is absolutely no means of ascertaining the identity of the persons who have done this. In these circum stances, any subscriber who has for warded his subscription without a cover ing memo, of some kind is requested to notify the office, ; otherwise there will be no option but to withdraw his name from the list of subscribers at the- end of the cur rent month.
PURCHASE OP CHAFF. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
PURCHASE OP CHAFF. Information is required as to chaff which, has been placed under offer to the Commissioner in order that the tran sactions for the past season can b2 >com pleted. Settlers are continually quiring as to whether their chaff is to' be purchased by the Commissioner or not, and with the view of clearing the whole matter up, those desirous of selling their chaff to the Commissioner are requested to notify the Manager not later than 10th of the current month. It is not antici pated that anything . like the quantity offered will be required, but the Manager desires it to be understood that settlers who do not formally place their claim for consideration should they desire their chaff taken at a later date. From this date onwards chaff will be taken in order of priority from settlers who comply v^ith this request.
SKINLESS BARLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
SKINLESS BARLEY. Possibly one of the most successful crops of winter fodder grown during the present year has been the skinless barley produced at the Yanco Experiment Farm. The farm cows have been fed on it for some time past, and at present the bal ance of the crop, after having been cut with a reaper and binder, is being turned into silage. In spite of the extreme dry ness of the season the crop attained an average height of from 4ft. to 4ft. 6in., and thie manager of the farm estimates the yield at 25 tons to the acre. Nothing better in the way of dairy fodder could be wished for, and the success; achieved should be borne in mind by settlers next season when deciding the problem as to what winter fodder it is best to plant.
BABCOCK TESTER FOR SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 September 1914
BABCOCIC TESTER FOR SALE. Mr. S. P. Wilso.n, oif Carrah, Jerilderie, who is subscriber to the "Irrigation Record," and was formerly dairying in a large way, has decided to gfo out of dairy ing and devote his attention to sheep rais ing under irrigation conditions. It happens that he has a 4-tin Babcock tester, prac tically new, which will now be of no fur ther use to him. He is prepared to take 30/- for it on rail, Jemlderie, everything complete. If any settler on the Areas is desirous of obtaining a cheap tester, it would appear worth while communicating direct with Mr. Wilson.
TOWNSHIP MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
TOWNSHIP MATTERS. Th&lt;e following information has been sup plied by Mr. W. J. Monfries, secretary to the Leeton Progress Association :-« Fire Brigade.-The Progress Associa tion, owing to the unsettled conditions, decided to postpone the initiation of the Fire Brigade concerts till the next monthly meeting. It was decided to suggest to the Manager that the Com mission Fire Brigade apparatus be trans ferred to Hankinson's old building (which would be more central), and that the instructor to the Town Fire .Brigade be allowed access thereto. It was also re solved that the Commission be asked to allow the townspeople the use of its fire appliances till it acquired its own.* It was further suggested that in cases of fire the two brigades use every effort to work in conjunction. Town Lighting.-It was fe/lt by the members of the Association that five more electric lights were necessary to the town. That is to say, in the avenue leading to the butter factory, one light on the hill...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
JAMES SANDY & CO. Ltd Established 1853 (61 Years). Plate and Sheet Glass Merchants, Oil and Colourmen, Glass Bevellers and Silverers, Wallpaper Specialists, Brushware, Painters' and Artists' Requisites, High-class Picture Framers. Sole Agents for " FERGUSSON'S" Genuine White and Red Leads. " DURESCO"-The Improved Washable Water Paint. " PENNYCOOK" Patent Glazing Bar. " RICKSHA" Pure Liquid Paints, ready for use, all tints. " TOCH BROTHERS" Damp-Resisting Paints, Compounds, and Specialities. " ART" Brand Kalsomine. "ART" Brand Mixed Paints. " CARTER'S" Cold Water Paint for Interior and Exterior Work. " FEROL & FEROL" Paints. NOBLES & HOARE'S" Celebrated Varnishes, for Houses, HarrifiorAQ inH MAlArc " WALMER'S" Varnish Stains, for Floors and Furniture. "MAXIMUM DAYLIGHT GLASS"-Lens prismatic, for increasing and dispersing light. "MAX SILK GLASS"--A Nfew Pattern of Figured Rolled, having characteristic effects. " CAT'S EYE GLASS"-For Door Panels, Partitions, Gla...
THE EXPERIMENT FARM BARLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
THE EXPERIMENT FARM BARLEY. Unfortunately a printer's error occurred in connection with the weight given of the cro-p of barley produced at the Ex periment Farm. The1 weijght of the quantity actually cut for silage ik stated as the weight per acre. Mr. Chomley sends the following information, in cor rection :-" I don't know what tonnage there was, but it might be somewhere be tween 6 or 8 tons. We have no weigh bridge. As crops of barley go it was a very fair crop, and was very useful, and is coming on again. I only wish I had 20 acres of it instead of 8." As a matter of fact, the error was noticed before the 's'su'e was despatched, but it was unfor tunately too late to correct it.
INDEPENDENT ORDER RECHABITES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
INDEPENDENT ORDER RECHABITES. The local branch of the Rechabites is in a very satisfactory condition. Recently Mr. George White, a 'past District Trea surer of the order, paid a visit to Leeton in regard to the establishment of a local tent, and the matter was satisfactorily fixed up, the following officers being ap pointed :-Brothers, J. T. Davenport, P.C.R., R. Smith, C.R., T. Sangster, D.R., J. V. Bias secretary, A. W. Binger treasurer, G. Afrbuckle, W.S., K. Ar buckle, M.S., ,W. Williams levite', C. Sangster guardian. The juvenile branch of the. institution has a membership of about 30, and each of these are covered to the extent of £10 for an outlay of lid. per week. The benefits of affiliation with a lodge such as the Rechabites are so well known that it needs little comment, and it is an indication of the prosperity of the dis trict that such a flourishing branch of the institution is in existence on the Irri gation Areas. Rechabites, of course, 'must be all total abstainers,...
STRAYING STOCK AT MIRROOL. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
STRAYING STOCK AT MIRROOL. Mirrool settlers are hereby notified that arrangements have been miade for a spe cial officer to be employed at Griffith to keep th.e roads and channels on the Mir rool Area free from straying stock, and in future any stock found trespassing or straying will be impounded at the Whit ton Pound. All expenses incurred in connection therewith will have to be paid by the owner before the release of the stock can be effected. As Whitton Pound is situated from 15 to 20 miles from the settlement, and the travelling fees are so much per mile, it will readily be seen that considerable expense will be involved even under the most favorable circum stances if-they are impounded, to say nothing of the time lost in making the journey. After this notice settlers will only have themselves to blame if a jour ney to Whitton to release their stock is necessitated.
LEETON MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
LEETON MATTERS. f Metalling: of Main Roads.-The Com missioner explained that he had already given approval for the metalling of the main road leading westward from the But . ter factory, but owing to the fact that the monthly expenditure wais limited and works had to take their turn the contract had not been put in handi It would, how ever, be dealt with as soon as practicable. Numbering of Farms.-A suggestion had been received during the month that the farms should be renumbered in some thing like consecutive order. On investi gation, however,- it transpired that an enormous amount of work would be en tailed in the Leeton Office, and the Lands Office both at Hay and Sydney, as well as in other ways. The expense entailed was, the Commissioner considers, so great that the sscheme was quite impracticable. In future, as far as possible the farms will be numbered in consecutive order but unless a design could be devised fo&lt;r the whole area straight away &lt;it would n...
POISON LAYING. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
POISON LAYING. It has been reported to the Manager that settlers are in the habit of. laying poison; on their holdings adjacent to the main roads without posting the usual notice. Several valuable sheep dogs have been poisoned owing to this neglect, and with a view to preventing- further trouble of this kind, the notice of settlers gener ally is drawn to the matter. There is no doubt that straying dogs are a nuis ance, and their destruction is a benefit, but at the saoie time when a simple pre caution such as that indicated will pre vent the loss of animals that are valued by their owners, it is a great pity that it should not be taken.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
TOBACCO. Our New Brands o»f IBIS Tobaccos, sweetened and packed in attractive tins, are now for sale at all Tobacconists and General Stores. loz. tins, 5d.; 2oz. tins, 9d.; 4oz. tins, 1/6. Try it-it is really good. Grown and manufactured by The Yanco Tobacco Plantations, Ltd., Leeton and Sydney.
General Notes. NEW HEAD DITCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 September 1914
General Notes. NEW HEAD DITCHES. it is always advisable that a new head ditch should be filled with water and allowed to stand for a time before it is actually used. By this means weak spots are shown up and the banks are also consolidated. If ditches are used while soft, there is always a lot of trouble particularly if the irrigator is without much previous experience. By filling the ditch, weak spots can be strength ened before any damage is done. It is generally the first irrigation that is the most troublesome by reason of break aways.