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Buchanan Urges Producers
To Buy Carolina Cattle
"If you buy or sell good quality
cattle." say s Sam Buchanan, ex
tension animal husbandry special
ist at North Carolina Slate Col
lege. "help promote the North Car
plina feeder rail and y -ai ling steer
Buchanan reports the demand
for feeder calves and yearlings is
expected to be good during Sep
tember and October, He believes
that this increased demand wilt
follow the definitely increased fin
ished eatfle prices witnessed dur
ing the past month.
Cattle sold at these sate* will be
field inspected before the sale be
gins. No bull calves will be sold.
Heifer calves will be tested for
Bam s and shipping fever and de
horned All cal(le will be graded
and sold in uniform lots according
to their breed, sex, weight, and
Since rattle at these sales are
marketed 011 a graded basis, Buch
anan believes that feeders who buy
these cattle to finish for market or
producers who purchase heifers to
k<-cp for brood cows realize the
importance of buying healthy cat
tle in uniform lots
Buchanan says twelve sales In
the next two months will bring a
total of ft, 100 high quality feeder
calves and yearling sleers to mar
ket. lie states that these sales are
being used as demonstrations to
promote the production of more
high quality cattle throughout the
Popular with children and im
portant in the diet, milk makes a
welcome addition to after-srbool
To Dry Weather
Aromatic tobacco withstood ex
tremely dry weather In many areas
of th"? state much better than flue
cured tobacco and other crops,
say* R II. Crouse. State College ex
tension agronomy specialist.
Crouse reports that the quality
of aromatic tobacco this year ap
pears to be good, although yields
wer? cut somewhat by dry weather
He explained that if this type
of tobarro has sufficient moisture
to get a good root system for early
growth, it ean survive more drouth
during the July-August harvest sys
tem than most other crops,
$700,000 Additional Income From
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Burley Seen For Haywood Growers
By WOODROW PI.EWMONK
Hurley tobacco, the leading cash
Income enterprise in Haywood !
County, hag meant a lot to the agrl- ?
cultural economy of our county
for several years It Is especially
significant due to the fact that al
most 2 000 of our farm families
now realize a substantial part of
their farm Income from this crop.
Wo are now growing 1142 acres of
Burley, which brought In a total
Income of $1,106,000 00 in 1955.
Our yield per acre in 1955 was
1875 pounds and the average price
per pound Was 57 cents.
Recently at a series of meet
ings called by our County Exten
sion Service, Burley tobacco grow
ers were asked to study our pres
ent situation and develop long
range plans for increasing our in
come from this important crop A
lot of people may take the attitude
that since our Hurley tobacco al
lotments cannot h? Increased and
since we are already receiving a
high income per acre, that there
is very little that we can do to in
crease our incom. ? from Burley,
This is not the attitude taken by
the planning committee on Burley
tobacco. We established as a goal
for Haywood County an income of
$1,738,000 from tobacco by 1966.
and we believe that by the cooper
ation of our farmers, businessmen,
civic groups, and all others in our
county, this goal can be reached
0"ne of otlr first possibilities of
increasing this income would bo
to plant our entire allotments each
year, or In cases where a farmer
cannot plant his allotment he
could lease or rent his allotment
: to other farmers. We found that we
have about 100 acr^s of Burley al
lotments that are not planted each
year. This can give us an immedi
ate boost of over $100,000.00 We
also found that our average yield
was 1875 pounds per acre, when
many of our farmers are growinR
3,000 pounds per acre. By follow
ing Extension recommendations
and doing a better job throughout
the countv, we believe that our per
acre yield can be increased to an
average of 2500 pounds per acre
within a reasonable length of time.
This can he done by giving more
attention to plant beds and plant
production, fertilization, cultural
practices, and improved curing fa
cilities. Too many farmers fail to
have a good supply of healthy, vig
orous plants at transplanting time
We often use too many seed on
our beds and have thick, spindley
' plants. Two level teaspoonsful of
seed on a bed 100' x 9' will give
' maximum results: however, many
j farmers continue to seed at a much
higher rate. We could also give
strict attention to disease and in-;
I sect control in our plant beds, then 1
remove the cover from our beds
| when the plants are about 3'' high
; in ord-er that they will be tough'
| enough to live when set in the field.,
Every farmer should take soil,
samples from his Burley fields and
find out just what he needs in the
way of fertilizer. In most cases
we believe that it would pay to
j broadcast the fertilizer and mix it
' thoroughly with the soil instead
of putting it all in the row. Many
farmers secure spotty stands each
year due to the fact that heavy ap
plications of fertilizer are placed
in the row
One of our great needs in Hay
wood County at the present time
is improved curing facilities for
our crop Many of our farms are
too small, our tier poles are too
close together, and we do not have
smple ventilation in our barns.
Since the tobacco we are now grow
ing is so much larger than tobac
co a few years ago. it is imperative
'hat we give a lot of attention to
Improved curing facilities.
The growing of a Burley tobac
co crop is a 12-months' job. and if
ill of our farmers would give more
ittention to small details through
out the season there would be no
??ason why we should not have an
average yield of 2500 pounds per
acre within a few years. With our
tobacco allotments remaining as
they now are. we still have many
opportunities for increasing our in
come from this crop.
We also believe that there is a
definite possibility of an fncreased
income through the production of
Turkish tobacco. This crop is very
exact irig in its soil requirements;
however, we have established a
goal of 25 acres of Turkish tobacco
which should bring in about $25.
By planting our total allotments,
increasing our yields from 1875
pounds to 2500 pounds per acre,
and by the addition of 25 acres
of Turkish tobacco, we should be
able to. increase our income from
$1,106,000.00 per year to $1,738,
000.00 within a ten-year period.
WOODROtV PLEMMONS standing in his field of
tobacco He tells of the proposed program for
increased production as suggested by the county
committer 011 burley, of which he is chairman,
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(County Agent Photo).
To Prevent Silage
Gas poisoning is one of the haz
ards connected with silage making.
Each year silage gas poisoning
takes its share of human lives.
Even though there is definite
danger from silage gas poisoning. 1
Ray Ritchie, Extension agricultur- j
al engineer at North Carolina State
College, says this danger should
not prevent anyone from making
silage, tie says a few simple pre
cautions can eliminate the danger.
Ritchie lists the following steps
to be followed to safeguard men
and animals. (1) Be especially care
ful during silo filling operation.s Be
alert for irritating yellow or brown
fumes in or near the silo, and if
the fumes are present, stay away, j
12) Allow no one to enter the silo'
unless you have first operated the
blower for 10 to 15 minutes,'es
pecially during the first 10 days af
ter filling. (3) Always leave the
chute door open at the tpp sur
face of the silage U> prevent ac
cumulation of gashes th?re. <4'
Provide extra ventilation at the
base of the chute when silos are at
tached to the barn. And if there is
a separate silage room, this may
call for thj construction of a door
to the outside to remove gas at the
: floor level. (5> Finally, keep chtl-'
- = v
dren and animals away from the
silo area for the first 10 day dan
Ritchie says common sense and
good safety habits will eliminate
any danger of silage making just
as they will eliminate hazards in
any other farm job.
Demand for many farm products
in this country by 1975 may be
40 to 45 per cent more than in
1953, estimates Rex F. Daly, a
U. S. Department of Agriculture
researcher. "Use of livestock pro
ducts is expected to increase more
than use of crops. The estimate
is based on assumptions of a grow
ing population, labor force, and
employment. It also assumes that
the world trend is toward peace.
\ CHECKERBOARD I
By Joe Cline /A
and Dick Bradley
It's a Good Idea
Farm folks who spend part of their
time in the laying house observ
ing the flock will spot diseases and
picking troubles before real dam-'
age occurs. Take a few minutes
regularly for this important job. It
will pay you.
PRODUCE EGGS FOR 2Vi TO 5c
j LESS PER DOZEN ON PURINA
I Actual farm records from many
sections of the country on more
than 1,100,000 hens show they aver
aged a dozen eggs on only 4 4 lbs.
of Purina Chows. Department of
Agriculture statistics show that in]
the average flock it takes 6 lbs. of
feed per dozen eggs.
Are you interested in a possible j
saving of up to-112 lbs. of feed)
worth up to 5c on each dozen of
eggs your hens produce? Here are 1
some tips on cutting feed cost per
dozen while bringing the flock j
smoothly into heavy production.
Are Pullets Comfortable?
Make sure your pullets are com
fortably housed, with ample ven
tilation. 3 to 3'i square feet of
floor space per bird. Be sure there's
sufficient room for roosting. Check
feeder and waterer space.
While still on range worm pul
lets with Purina Liquid Poultry
Wormer through drinking water.
Feed Booster Checkers
For the best flock condition and
production, feed Purina Booster
Checkers as a top feed during the
first 5 months of laying Only 6
lbs. tone gallon) per 100 hens
daily does the job.
Be sure to transfer your pullets
to the laying house well ahead of
fall rains and cold nights.
Many Good Purina Programs
Purina offers a wide choice of
laying programs, built to fit wide
ly varying conditions.
Complete Chows ? Purina Lay
ena is a top ration and should be
self-fed. Available in feed-saving
Checker and Cheeker-Ett style.
Purina Flock'' Chow is another
popular complete feed.
Let's Figure Egg Costs
Almost as quick as a wink we'll tell
you how manv lbs. of feed were
required to make a dozen eggs and
per c<?nt production. It's another
free service made possible with
our Purina Poultry Profit Meter?
a development of Purina Research.
WHY PUT A HANDICAP
ON YOUR PULLETS?
Lice in pullets and laying hens
can seriously cut egg production
and they're a health hazard. Check
pullets freuently under the wings
for signs of lice. If you ind them,
paint roosts with low-cost Purina
Poultry Insecticide just as it comes
from the convenient bottle. Also
effective in control of red mites,
fowl ticks, mosquitoes, bedbugs,
fleas, chiggers. '
Extra Income on the Farm
Many of our local farmers can
harvest lumber from farm wood
land every year and still keep the
same amount of timber while im
proving the stand by cutting out
the annual growth as suggested
by a farm forester.
y plus bonus
and rake |
MAKE WAY FOR A NEW ROOM
Add extra living space to your home by converting the
attic into an extra room.
You can do it with our paints and wallhoards and easy
to-follow advice. For a finishing touch, add hunk beds
and huilt-ins. Call Horace this week.
Iludget Terms ? Quality ? Service ? Integrity
NOW IS THE TIME
WINTER COVER CROPS
... SO, MR. FARMER, BRING YOUR
A.S.C. ORDERS TO US
REMEMBER ? YOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE
THE PRODUCTS YOU BUY! \VE HAVE
CLEAN, ONION FREE ?
? Rye ? Barley ? Oats ? Vetch ? Crimson Clover
? Rye Grass ? Fescue ? Orchard Grass ? White
Clover ? Timothy ? Ladino Clover ? Red Clover
ALSO, 2-12-12 FERTILIZER AND LIME
FOR HIGHEST QUALITY TESTED SEEDS,
FERTILIZER AND LIME, YOU
CAN DEPEND ON
FARMERS CO-OP, Inc.
H. M. DVLIN, MGR.
DEPOT STREET DIAL GL 6-8621
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ELMER OSBORNE PROPERTY
LOCATED IN PIGEON VALLEY FOUR MILES FROM CANTON, N.C.
SAT.. SEPT. f|M|
10:00 A. M. RAIN or SHINE
This property contains approximately 50 lots and tracts and one
log cabin. We consider this 4ome of the best building property IH|
that has been offered for sale in this section.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED BY LADIES OF THE CHURCH
Drive out. look this property over, and arrange to be with us on the above date
Terms 30*'<? Cash, Balance 1, 2 And 3 Years
SALE CONDUCTED BY
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