Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 20, 1974, Page 28

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 20, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 14 The Odar Rapids Gazette: Erl.. Sept. 20. 1971 An Eastern Iowan, Dennis Huinker of Decorah, is pictured with his Duroc breed champion at the National Barrow show in Austin, Minn. The hog went on to be named champion in the show s carcass event this week. Huinker has shown both the live and carcass Duroc champion two years in a row. Huinker Hog Has Top Carcass AUSTIN, Minn - A ‘impound Duroc shown by an Eastern Iowan, Dennis Huinker of Decorah, placed first in individual barrow carcass competition at the National Barrow show this week. Another Eastern Iowan, Don Lilienthal of Bennett, had the second place carcass winners in trucklot competition. Lil-lenthal's six nogs were all crossbreds Huinker’s winning 32.8-inch carcass had 1.(85 inches of backfat, an 18 percent ham, and a 7.15-square-inch loineye. The hog gained 1.77 pounds per day The hog was the same one which Huinker showed to the Duroc breed championship at the show a week ago Huinker showed the champion Duroc barrow and the Duroc carcass Iowans Get Bean Seed From China ANKENY (AP) - Agricultural scientists from the People’s Republic of China presented a small box of soybean seeds to their Iowa counterparts Wednesday, and Gov. Robert Ray's office described it as “a very, very important breakthrough ” “Iowa State university scientists are just delighted by it, and so is the governor,” said Ray aide Richard Gilbert. “It appears to be a major occurrence ot their visit This is one of the key things the governor hoped to accomplish on his trip to Red China May 12-28.” On that trip, Ray gave samples of Iowa soybeans seeds to the Chinese, but was unable to get any of theirs in return Cress Strains Ray had hoped the exchange would enable scientists of both nations to cross-breed soybean strains and perhaps develop a variety that would increase yields and be disease resistant. Obtaining samples of Chinese soybeans “was one of the principal goals of the governor’s visit, and they came across,” Gilbert said “He had made repeated efforts for the exchange. All of a sudden, here it was ” Ray had greeted me 11-member Chinese delegation at the Ankeny Corn Borer laboratory, an ISU research facility The delegation arrived in the United States Aug 28 and will return home Oct. I Their arrival at Ankeny Wednesday marked the first day of a three-day stay in Iowa where they will view ISP research projects and meet the ISU scientists Seeds a Symbol Dr. Lee Kolmer, ISU dean of agriculture, accep..d the Chinese soybeans He said the small, gift wrapped package contained soybean seeds and perhaps rice and other seeds. “I have not examined it yet,” he said “We will use the adapted seeds in our program to see if they might be of value in our weeding research champion at the National Barrow show last year. The sire of both barrows was a boar named Impressive. which has been named the reserve premier sire for the Du rot' breed A record number of 873 hogs were entered in the carcass contest this year. Three other Iowans in The Gazette circulation area placed in the top ten in the carcass judging, including Joel Brown of Mechanicsville, whose crossbred hog placed fourth, Allen Keppy of Wilton, whose crossbred hog placed fifth, and Steve Settles of Winfield. whose Hampshire placed eighth. Keppy’s hog was named the grand champion barrow in live judging earlier. afagr    M fawn Nom Machinery Allocations To Dealers Still Tight By Al ^wegle A C"€'dar Rapids implement dealer, Dan Schwitters, Thursday discounted rumors that manufacturers are cutting t>«*ck on equipment lines becallfarmers are cancelling orders for new implements. “We- haven’t encountered any cancellations ourselves,” I Schwitters told a luncheon meeting of the Cedar Rapids Agriculture Executives Forum. suggesting that perhaps he has* not encountered the problem because he screens his customers carefully to make certain that they will take delivery barring any unforeseen n circumstances. Schwitters said some farmers were known to have cancelled orders during the height of the machinery shortage last year. In an attempt to get earliest possible delivery of a tractor, a farmer would sign up at several dealers. THc* farmer would accept the tractor from the dealer who provided earliest delivery, thc*n would cancel orders placed with other dealers. Schwitters, responding to a question, said the layoffs reported at one machinery plant may have been caused by the phasing? out of a line of machinery. Allocation Cut Manufacturers are allocating few er tractors to dealers, he said „ noting that a farmer can exf>cH*t to take delivery on a new tractor within four months to a year. “My manufacturer is cutting my' allocation rather than expanding said Farmers prospect of the time of it." Schwitters may face the higher prices at delivery than at the time implements were order€*d, Schwitters said. One of his customers absorbed three price increases before he took delivery on a new combine. The higher prices are the result of cost of living wage increases being incorporated into union contracts, he said, adding. “This means machinery price increases will become automatic also." The machinery shortage has not affected repair parts, however. Vender Items Schwitters said in recent months he has been able to have his order for repair parts filled 96 percent of the time within 24 hours. Some “vender items” are back-ordered, he said. These parts are built by other firms for his manufacturer. And farmers wanting to add systems such as hydraulics to their equipment have difficulty getting parts. Schwitters said he doubted that any performance rating systems could be devised to indicate the durability of machinery. He noted that the Canadians have dealt with the problem of delays caused by harvest-time breakdowns by passing a law which requires implement dealers to deliver repair parts within 72 hours. Schwitters said he did not endorse the Canadian law, however. Bureau Favors Pipeline Plan DES MOINES IAI’)- Tho Iowa Farm Bureau has urged adoption of annual payments for easements for pipelines and powerlines Payment rates for easements should be adjusted periodically to take into consideration changes in land values and other changing conditions, said Gerald Snethen, Iowa Farm Bureau legislative activities director. He said there are several reasons why adjusted annual payments are fair and reasonable, including changing land values, the effect of easements on new farming and conservation practices arid new potential uses for the land “The loss and inconvenience suffered by a landowner can more accurately be determined on a yearly basis and adjusted periodically than with a onetime payment to last forever," Snethen told an intermm legislative study committee. ON THIS DATE in 1870. national unification of Italy was achieved. JCPenney Toyland Corner 2nd Ave. & 5th St. S.E. Grand Opening Now 8 “A” Frame by Fisher Price C-O-M-I-N-G FARM AUCTIONS Aa Prevlouily Advertised la The Gazette Farm Pages Sat., Sept. 21: Auction, 1:30 p.m., 4 lots, George Evans. Center Point. Auction. 12:30 p m , mach., hh goods.Ralph Drake.5 mi. SW of Palo. Sale.-10 a m., hh. goods, farm shop eqpt., Mrs. Maxine Miller,5 mi. SW of Center Point. 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