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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - February 19, 1954, Florence, South CarolinaFriday morning february 19, 1954 the Florence morning news Florence s. Page 11-a use horse sense in culling cows official advises by Allen Alexander Raleigh feb. 18 it use horse sense in culling your cows if you Are a Dairy Farmer and can answer yes to the two following questions the time has arrived for you to Start culling your Low producers. The questions Are 1 is your Winter Supply of Hay and silage get Ting Short 2 Are you getting paid for some surplus milk George Hyatt in charge of Dairy Extension work at stale College says the Best place to Start culling is in the milking line. A Holstein should produce least 25 pounds a Day. Higher test ing Breeds such As Jersey and Guernsey should t be allowed to fall beneath 20 pounds a Day. However Hyatt emphasizes if a cow Falls below these production figures this alone should not result in her being culled. There other variable factors and in the final analysis cow culling boils Down to a question of common Jennse. For instance maybe old Bossy has been a Fine producer and Sud Denly Fer production drops below the profit margin. It t could be be cause of her Breeding Date or maybe she s having a bad year and you figure Shell be Back in Peak form the following year. It a cow is Over 10 years old her production Falls chances Are according to Hyatt she s Over the Hill. However you May want to keep her for another Heifer. Also there arc factors other than production that go into deciding which cow should become a cull. Perhaps you have a three Tealer. This poses a milking problem. Or maybe old Bossy does t Breed properly and is not As healthy As the could be. Hyatt says one reason some dairymen Haven t culled As heavily As they should is because of the drop in beef prices. However he adds generally speaking you re better off Selling the cull at a loss than keeping her at a loss and hoping for a Rise in the beef mar Ket. In addition to costing you Money while she s alive the cull cow also is eating feed that the better cows could get and from which Bhe could make More milk. As Hyatt says save feed Lor the Best and cull the the Extension service recommends that milk Farmers have regular Dairy Herd improvement tests. However if a Farmer does t take this service Hyatt recon ments that Scales be Hung in the barn. You should weigh in your production at least twice a month. Crop group sets meeting in Columbia the program for the seventh annual meeting of the South Caro Lina crop improvement association has been announced. The meeting will be held at the Wade. Hampton hotel Columbia next wednesday. The program will begin at a. M. And will end at 1 p. M. Sneakers who will appear on the program and the topic each will discuss Are or. W. R. Paden acting head Clemson agronomy department new crop varieties or. R. F Poole. President Clemson College the future of Plant Breeding j. Sutherland. Jr., president North Carolina seeds men s association Laurinburg n. C., the merits of certified seed and or. M. D. Farrar Dean Clemson school of agriculture research and education the answer to a prosperous agriculture a. D. Grainger county agent wanning win discuss what certified seed Means to Farmers of my county and some production problems or. 0. B. Garrison director. South Carolina agricultural exp ariment station will discuss some problems in seed improve ment in the South and h. A. Woodle Leader Clemson Extension agronomy work will discuss coastal Bermuda planting fertilization and care. The concluding number on the program will be the showing of the picture As a Man by h. A. Inglis agronomist in charge of seed certification Athens a. B. E. Gramling Gramling is president of the crop improvement association and will preside at the meeting. An invitation to attend the meet ing has been extended All who Are interested in and use of Good seed. Directors of the state foundation seed and crop improvement association will meet at the hotel on tuesday. They will discuss prob lems affecting certification of seed and to outline plans for the coming year. Dance every Friday night Post 3181 the Bobo Smith combo 9 to 1 members quests Jimmy Boswell 14-year-old Fra member from Hannah is grooming his Hereford Heifer to enter in the second annual Fra Yea fat Stock show and Sale March 12 at Lake City. Jimmy is the son of or. And mrs. Jack Boswell. He is a first year vocational agricultural student. The fat Stock event is expected to draw entrants from 31 Fra chapters West of the pee Dee River. Morning news photo scheduled in March Stock show to draw from wide area indications Are that the 17th annual South Carolina fat Stock show and Sale Here in March will draw participants from across the pee Dee As Well As other sections of South Carolina. A. L. Durant Extension live Stock specialist said last night he s planning a tour across the area next week to Survey the number and Type of entries. He said meanwhile that considerable interest is being shown n the show by Fra and 4-h Mem Bers As Well As by adult Farmers. Durant pointed out that the Swine division this year will Fea ure a Junior department entirely separate from the adult Section. This will enable 4-h and Fra youths to compete with one another rather than against Veteran Swine breeders. This plan has been carried out previously in the cattle division at the show. The show and Sale will be Carolina Fairgrounds. Twenty five Cash prizes will be awarded in the Junior division of fat cattle. In addition a grand Champion steer Junior division trophy will be awarded. Ten Cash awards will be Given in the adult division fat cattle plus a trophy to the grand Champion steer exhibitor. Ten Cash awards will be presented to the Best pen of three fat cattle. In the cattle division special awards will be Given by various Breed associations. In the Swine department 20 prizes will be Given in the Junior division and 20 in the adult division for single fat hogs. Twenty Cash prizes will be Given in the pen of three fat hogs division also. Grand Champion trophies held March 16-17 at the Eastern will be presented to the Junior is made up of the Energy of Sun air and a natural Energy food Dixie crystals division and adult division single Winner and to the grand Champion pen of three Section. The Cash prizes will total almost the grand Champion steer was exhibited last year by Ben Wai pole a 4-h member from Charles ton county. He showed an Angus. Special program set Kingstree feb. 18 past presidents of the Kingstree Par ent teachers association will be honoured monday night. The special program will be in Observance of founder s Day and will be Center cd around the theme Home school and the meeting will be held in the High school auditorium at 8 . The grand Champion single award went to a Poland China Barrow exhibited by c. W. Bruit son or. Of Sumter county. The fat Stock show and the pee Dee s Premier livestock event is sponsored by the Flor ence chamber of Commerce the Florence City county agricultural commission the South Carolina livestock association Clemson Extension service and the division of vocational agriculture of the state department of agriculture. Copra is the dried meat of coconuts which yields Oil for paints Candy shortening plastics lubricants explosives and other things. Westinghouse upright Home freezers offering the greatest value in convenience Economy of cd. It. Deluxe Only 12 cd. It deluxe Only 18 cd. It. Deluxe Only As Little As Down and a month delivers. Charlie Womack co. Future Farmers prime for show by a staff writer. Lake City feb. And Young Farmer Mem Bers throughout the Florence area Are priming their Choice cattle hogs and poultry for Competition in a fat Stock show Here March 12. J. V. Carter and Olin h. Powell ton co. General chairmen announced mat the Day will also feature an auction Sale a Barbecue luncheon and a pig this will be the second annual Fra Yea show and Sale. It is sponsored by the Lake City Cham Ber of Commerce in cooperation with the state department of Edu cat icon. Scene will be the Lake City livestock Market on the Kingstree Highway. G. Zimmerman District vocational education supervisor said indications Are that 31 Fra Chap ters will Send representatives. The livestock show was launched Here last year to encourage tie improvement of the livestock Industry in the Lake City Trade area. Chamber of Commerce officials said plans Call for it to be staged annually in cooperation with the state department of education and the vocational agricultural departments of various High schools in this Section. Chapters scheduled to Send representatives to this year s show Florence county Lake City notice to creditors All persons having claims or de mands against the estate of j. B. Putnam Are requested to present the same itemized and verified to the under sign duly qualified executor of said estate within the time prescribed by Law twelve months and All persons indebted to the said estate Are asked to make prompt payment to the undersigned. George m. Putnam. 500 Taylor St. Anderson. S. Pamplico Olanta Bonaire j. Lynch Sardis Johnsonville Lee county Bishopville Ash Wood Lynchburg. Darlington county Lamar Darlington Hartsville. Clarendon county Manning East Clarendon Summerton. Williamsburg county Indian town Williamsburg consolidated Kingstree Hebron Greeleyville. 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