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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 5, 1963, Bennington, Vermont I his woodsman is sitting on a Maple stump looking at a Maple Hutting is the practice of rutting off six feet or so of the tree trunk to Lessen chances of the Mills saws hitting a sap spout or a Nail which May have been left in the tree and is now hidden. Today Many of these Butts art1 left to rot in the Woods. Nemox Stubl i it of sunday september 8th 2 30 p m at it. Snow a Quot a Trail breaker a never before possible Means of transportation front and rear wheel drive provide constant pull and push Over any terrain. Go anywhere a we mean anywhere come in and attend a free demonstration of the amazing Iohp Trail breaker front and rear wheel drive 3 Speed fluid drive transmission 15&Quot ground clearance 4 v2 Gal flotation tanks in both wheels Are just a few of the features of this go anywhere vehicle. Wilmington Rokon inc Tel. Ho4-3354 Vermont befit re lightning strikes you it takes just one Good storm to remind tanners of something they could forget All Winter. Lightning. A severe electrical storms kill or injure hundreds of farm animals each year a says or. James Wadsworth Vermont Extension animal a it pathologist. A direct lightning hit will kill instantly. Even when lightning strikes a tree under which cattle Are huddled a number of them May be killed or injured. One sign of lightning stroke Wadsworth says is a narrow Pathol burned hair along the neck body or legs of the dead animal. Tults of unc hewed grass May remain in the animals Mouth. Signs of struggling Are usually absent. A nothing can be done to protect animals in an open Field a v i Worth continues. A however inning rods on farm buildings Elp protect animals seeking belter there. Fences can be rounded to eliminate lightning danger to nearby an occasional steel Post along the Fence 01 a ground wire attached to the wired Wood Fence posts will prove effective. A a Good joint to remember a he adds a is that livestock can be insured against the lightning Hazard. A a for any sudden death in the pasture Wadsworth advises that a veterinarian be Allied immediately since some livestock diseases kill instantly too. Maroy Arab Lee a four year old owned by John Terrance and Joyce Hoag of North Benning ton produced 14,950 pounds of milk and 587 pounds butterfat in 305 Days. Cornell University supervised the weighing and testing of production As a part of the official Breed improvement programs of the Holstein friesian association of America. These figures compare to the average cows annual output of 7,211 pounds of milk containing 270 pounds of butterfat. 6-Bonnington Banner thursday september 5, 1963 Kornily agent s report county Forest unit discusses its role tips to dairymen building calf stalls save 20.00 on by John c. Page oui Ity .1 agricultural agent the Bennington county Forest association inc. Held its second annual meeting recently and elected Charles Canfield of Arlington and Franklin Franz of Woodford to serve As directors for three years. Other directors Are Charles Dewey of Bennington de Gorton of Shaftsbury Leon Edgerton of Dorset and James w. Carpenter of Bennington. Officers will be chosen at the next directors meeting. Christopher Swezey of Manchester spoke on marking milling and marketing. He pointed out that for the past few years Mill men have been cutting stands that Are marked with Long term production in View. He said that if the Mill men can hold on a few More years they can Start to Benefit from the results of sound selection cuttings of the past. He believes that marking and destroying of a Wolf Quot Trees will soon be putting a larger proportion of our lumber into the higher grades. Swezey told How Large proportions of marked cuttings were at present going into Low Grade lumber on which Mill men actually lose a lot of Money and have to make it up on the better grades on narrow margins. He noted the various things that can be present in a log to throw it off Grade. Hidden knots Mineral deposits tramp Metal nails sap spouts Etc hollow spots hidden bark seams Etc. He noted that when a Mill Man bids on stumpage he has to guess what he is getting to some extent and that head better guess right. Those present a Ere asked to Tell what activities they would like t have the Forest association take a Art in in the future. Among the suggestions were to strengthen trespass Laws to study marketing practices and to keep people better informed of markets. Some thought a seminar on sound Forestr it practices should be held during the summer with local foresters As leaders. The group decided to participate in the work of the Vermont natural resources Council Anc to make its ideas known in this area. Miss Marion Hardy of Shaftsbury was chosen As Delegate to tile Council. George Vansantvoord of Bennington suggested that we get More reports on successes and failures that people Are having in the forestry area. He suggested such things As helping to find a disease resistant Chestnut planting of Black Walnut fruit and bringing along Trees from them. He thought Many members could Exchange ideas on failures of plantations or in other areas of forestry to the Benefit of others. Others suggested the association get into areas too Complex for its members to understand and should stay practical. Charles Canfield of Arlington noted that in the poor Timber resources we have so much of that it takes a lot of understanding Between owners cutters and buyers. He says that if they can survive and we can keep improving our forests everyone will Benefit in the Long run. Calf stalls in recent months some dairymen have been asking about How to build individual calf stalls and some wonder Why they Are better than pens. Ill go at the a Why Quot of it first. By nature calves Are suckers and by nature they will suck for a Long time a even into adulthood. They can be broken easily if they Are separated from each other for a few months after they Are dropped. Secondly three or four calves in a pen take a lot of bedding. They tramp it in and in Many cases the Farmer does no to feel he can use As much As he should. It takes much less bedding to keep a calf dry and Dean in a stall. Thirdly pens of any kind Are hard to clean. Its a hard Job and a frequent one. Milk inspectors Don t like calf ens which Haven to been cleaned every Day or two either because pens Are Breeding places for flies. Pens done to make Good use of room. It takes less room per calf with stalls. It s easier to feed calves if they Are lined up and their Heads Are separated and you can Hay and Urain them to suit individual calves. All these reasons Are opposed by some Lack of Freedom of movement by the calves. Calves should be allowed to go out doors once in a while and get some Sun anyhow and i doubt ii main will get to sucking in the barnyard a at least after a bit. Now How to go about making stalls. We will assume that you la keep the calves in the pen for six to eight months from birth. They should be up on a slatted floor. You can use two by fours a a feet Long spaced two feet apart running Long ways of the individual stall. Board crossway the stalls leaving Pencil wide slots Between boards for 31/2 feet and Board the Manger area solid. Put a head Hole 7 inches wide Lur Small calves and bundles wide for larger calves giving them a foot in the Manger and 3 to feet to stand on. You can give the larger calves four feet to stand on if you wish. Separate partition off the Manger areas Between calves and 3 feet or so of the stands also. The partition should be 3l/2 feet High. Four feet is of if you Are using plywood. A 4x4 piece of plywood can serve As a partition for both the Manger and the stand. The Width of the stalls should be at least 2 feet for Small calves and 2v2 feet for the larger ones. Best build them All 21 a it feet wide. The stalls can be built in units of 3 or 4 so they can be tipped up for easy cleaning occasionally. You la need a Grain Box or a Little plastic dish for Grain and perhaps an extra Board along the front of the Manger to hold the Hay in. How you build these is up to you but the size of them and the slatted floors Are rather practical parts to keep in mind. Use straps chains twine or what you wish to hitch the calves. Logging operations employ a lot of people in Vermont. T utting and hauling is expensive and it costs no More to get out Good Timber than poor Grade Timber. Good forestry practices now mean a Large portion of higher Grade Timber on the next Cut. Photos by John c. Page a let buyer beware9 no longer True by Faith prior Vermont. Extension specialist it was t so very Long ago that spending the family a Money was a great Deal simpler than it is today. For one thing there was less of it. For another there weren t so Many choices to make. You bought a Pound of butter watching the chunk from the butter tub weighed out and wrapped. If it was rancid you had three choices. The one you selected depended on the degree of rancidity. If it was real bad you took it Back to the store. If it Wasny to quite that bad but not really Good either you used it in cooking and expected other flavors to hide it. And if it was Only questionable you used it anyway remarking a seems to me the butter is just a Little off How Long since you be tasted rancid butter we just Don t expect it to be Ever. But we do have to decide whether we want our butter in a Block or in Quarter pounds whether we want it paper or foil wrapped whether we want it salted or unsalted or whipped to half again its volume. Iii every Case we depend on the packaging to Tell us what we re buying. And we be come to depend on the honesty of the Label. I had words recently on this subject with a Man in the Public Eye. He maintained that when people were taken in by advertising or packaging they had Only their own mental deficiencies to blame. A fall the information is right there a he said. A it people done to use it that a their because i believe that the consumer a and that s you and me and everybody i know a depends on the Label that identifies what he a getting. In this wonder Lilied affluent marketplace where the consumer plays out overflow pipe is installed in the farm Pond of Henry Stepp near site of his new Home in Manchester. Pond will be for recreation and will have a Quot dry hydrant kit for fire Protection. Project is under supervision of soil conservation service. Pictured Are Mitchel Dondero and James g. Woodard. Photos by James l. Woodard his role it is inconsistent for the producer and distributor to reap the glory and not be willing to assume responsibility Tor honest Labelling and advertising. And i mean right Down to the Bone advertising. The advertiser who says a these hairs Are not Selling for $79.50. Not $59.50, but at a Low Low $39.50, is to my mind implying something that just in t so he implying that these chairs once sold at the higher juice or that similar chairs ought to sell Tor More or perhaps actually do sell Tor More elsewhere. Once upon a time i Learned that a fall Gaul was divided into three parts a that a Cave Canema Means beware of the dog and that a caveat emptor a Means a let the buyer beware. A that used to be the Rule of marketing. Let the buyer beware. Let him take his chances and it the butter is rancid let him decide what it anything he wants to do about it. But the world is too technologically complicated these Days Lur us to lie fully informed about everything we buy. I for one can t look at a piece of furniture and be absolutely sure whether it might have Ever sold Tor 40 dollars More than the advertised Price. I can to look at a refrigerator and Tell whether the ice Cream is going to stay hard into Eireen ing compartment. In a perfectly Walling to a a beware insofar As my senses and my personal knowledge permit it. But i think the producer and the distributor have a responsibility to me to make honest statements to make them in legible and meaningful form and to say not imply. Because it they done to and i be been fooled i done to intend to be fooled quietly. There can be no real cold War Between business and Consumers of course because in the end the consumer holds All the marbles. A caveat emptor a indeed. Lembert sing industries Are and will continue to be hungry for top Quality Timber from our forests. This Brand new Sawmill is read to go into operation at Smiths Mill in Londonderry on the right. Charlie Dewey of Henning Egton is looking Over the new Mill. Verta firm mattress or Box Spring to year guarantee a Ca i Psi s Twat tit r i. Def a is 88 Frie Del. Convenient terms a no it tip it. 434 main St. Bennington. It. Dial 7 7133 its always a Good deals you Don t have to Gamble on the Quality of Fairdale farms milk there s never a Chance que total i t Home i n hens \ i ton a

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