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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - February 1, 1917, Des Moines, Iowa Than circulation vol. Lxii. No. 5. Lbs Moines Iowa. February 1, 1917. Whole no. 3095 Here were nearly Birds in the poultry Yards of the United states when the last census was taken. Of this tremendous total 95 per cent was made up of chickens a Little Over 1 per cent tur keys approximately 1 per cent ducks and iy2 per cent geese. Then of course there were pigeons Guinea fowls Etc. The census revealed the fact that Poul try was raised on eighty eight out of every Hundred farms so that it May be taken for granted that the great majority of farm incomes Are enhanced More or less by the Dili gence of old Biddy. Her cackles Are not in vain As the department of agriculture estimates that the. Annual Revenue from farm poultry flocks amounts to three fourths of a billion dollars. You would have to add together the value of the Gold the Silver the Coal and the Iron mined in one year to approximate this grand total. The aver age income from Wheeli poultry is raised and reported in the census was per farm. This does not include the value of the poultry products consumed in the Home which would be twice this amount. This conclusion May be arrived at when it is considered that the census reports the total annual income from the Sale of eggs and carcasses to be Only whereas investigation by the department of agriculture into the total value of the eggs and carcasses sold As Well As those consumed revealed the fact that these products Are Worth those of our readers who Are engaged in some phase of poultry reels from the breeders flocks when mated with Grade flocks tend to increase production with a corresponding increase in the profits. This class of poultry producers is doing a most important work and unquestionably one result of their skill shows up in a greater margin of profit from those flocks where improved cock the old Queen herself Ever of watchful duty. Production belong to one of three classes they Are either breeders fanciers or producers. The breeder is defined by Lippincott As one who seeks to raise the food manufacturing efficiency of a Standard Breed or in some in stances this May have to do with increasing the egg laying ability of certain strains so that cock reels Are used. It May not be easy to distinguish at All times Between the breeder and the fancier though the latter is one who carries the work of a breeder to its final Issue. Out of his work has grown the show system whereby one flock is pit Ted against another for premiums. Strong emphasis is placed on Beauty Points and Utility ends Industry. Are not always attained by the types that dominate the show ring. It May be said that the fan Cier leads the Way for the breeder and the work of the fancier finally reaches the producer through the hands of the breeder. To the third class belong the producers and Here we find anywhere from 90 to 98 per cent of the poultry raisers of the country. They Are engaged in this line of production Only in a secondary Way their main efforts being de voted to crop growing and the raising of farm animals. On these farms the Revenue derived from the poultry Yards is largely net profit because to a considerable extent waste products Are used for feed during most of the year. Only in one respect May it be said that special skill is used in handling these flocks and this is shown in the tendency to work improve ment by using Breeding Stock from the flocks of the breeder and the fancier. Here we have the great outlet for surplus pure bred Stock which creates a stable mar Ket for those who use skill in Breeding operations and who adopt sensible Means of bringing their record As breeders to the attention of producers to a sufficient extent so that their surplus Stock is Dis posed of. Poultry production is on the increase this being partly due to the stimulation that has resulted from increased prices and partly to the improvement brought about in the farm flocks by the use of better blood. It is scarcely necessary to say that the future looks Bright. Considerable Atten. Tion is Given in this Issue of the Homestead to the discussion of poultry problems. Experts have been called upon to give instruction on various branches and this is designed to meet the needs primarily of the producer though the Exchange of views will unquestionably be beneficial to those who May be classed As Breed or producers of pure bred Stock. R no 35 410rk than 35 Phil cent of the of the Init by states it made Ulok chickens

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