Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
SATURDAY, FRHIUJAHY 12. THBLETHBKiWiK DAILY tIKKALU PAGE mat OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER KWCamda Thistles and Stinkweed EXPERIMENTAL FARM HERE BOASTS BEST LAYING FLOCK OF HENS IN WHOLE OF CANADA Lethbridgo Experimental Farm boasts tho beat pen of laying hens IP Canada thin winter, according to C. A. Cronfiald, poultry eipert In charfje. The itatlon pen of specially solectod barred not onlr leads Lath, bridge egg laying contest but nvery pen in ororr other laying contest in the Dominion for the 14 woekn emllng last Sunday. In 14 weeks, the ten hens have produced 613 exns, or un average of over, fonr a week for each lien, and they arc going as strong as ever. Th-j blrdi in this pen were selected by Mr. Crossnelcl from his (lock of laylns Burred Rocks, -which he has been breeding up with the Idea of establishing In Southern Alberta a 'class of 200-egg utility birds especially adapted to firm purposes. The following table gives the production for UM Individual birds fn the contest here for tho week Gliding February uadar cotamna namberlng 1 to 10. Column "W" gives the total weekly pen production, and column "T" the total number of eggs for the pen to date. The between the weekly total and the records of the individual hens is tie result of eggs laid on the floor. Rocks; Comb Rhodi Inland "Reds; R.C.R. Comb Rhode Island Reds; WAV.- White Wyandottes; Hose Comb Aneouas; Comb'Anconaa; Comb White Leghorns; Orpingtons; Laced Wyandotte Pens; Pen. Owner and Address. Northcott; Boddington...... A. Fraser, Medicine Hat___ Son, Lethbrldgo P. R. Demonstration Farm, Strathmore W. Dow, Veteran ___.... Edwards. Edmonton Dros, Lethbrldge V. Grainger, Calgary Jones, LethbridKe Lee, Royalist P. R. Demonstration Farm, Stratbmore............... P. Yards, Calgary...... C. Graham, Lethbridge Masson. Lethbridge Heintz, Lethbridge Enderton, Lethbridge H, Young De Winton N. Ourr, Lethbridge...... Erickson, Dunmoro P. Carlyle, Lethbridge...... Station, Lethbridge Bnwd BH DR BR 1 2 1 4 C I 7 9 10 51dl50422 2 5 331111051 1 11H 5 BR 0 5 4 B 0 1 4 1 1 1 BR 55405.0222 3 DR 5 9 o 0 4 0 R 6 3CRIR 405044603 4 RCiyR 0 .WW 001024335 0 SCR1R 050004500 4 RCA 430840000 3 SCA 455155536 1 SCA 351335100 5 SCA OOOOJ5204 2 SCA 4 SCWL 011400023 0 SCWL, 0333404SO 3 SLWH 040000000 0 BO 550003555 5 DR G46535445 6 T. 163 300 329 220 4B1X 355 218 202 IS 356 17 254 377 27 280 1G 157 33 266 10 106 94 53 SOU 613 Totals C2S 5521 Station Pens are entered for Record of Perform- ance and will not compete for any prizes that may be ottered. Manager of contest, C. A.. Crossfleid. Superintendent, W. H. Falrfleld. POT LUCK OR SILOS BY JAS. COLLEY, In "HOARD'S DAIRYMAN" The use of sunflower fodder has j been taken up earnestly in the Prai- rie Provinces of Canada. In no other country, it is safe to say, has this crop been grown over so wide an area and under such varying condi- tions. It haa been grown on farms ihat are only just across the inter- national boundary line, and oa farms nearly four huqdred miles north of :this lino; on. the low lying plains sur- rounding the Bed River Valley iu Manitoba and at an altitude of feet in the foothills of Rockies. At all these scattered points, reiulti mr- prisingly good to the growers have been which prom- ise to revolutionize the dairy industry and live stock Dullness of the coun- try. is to be expected In a matter of this kiiid, the experimental and dem- Automatic Increase The moment you open a savings account iri The Bank of Nova Scotft it begins .to increase, and every time you add to it from your own savings that increase is increased automatically by the in- terest it draws. Nothing is more certain than the stability and increase of a savings account. Why not open one to- day? 22? THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA B. M. Macleod, Mgr. Lethbridge. onstrafjlon farms of the whethlfc ojtfa'teil by -the or the various Provincial Govern- ments, or by- such concans as the Canadian Pacific Railwajr, have been to fore. They are gtriny the crop a thorough trial oh falr-iiied areas, varying from five to forty acrea. On m-iny of these farms sunhowara have j lieen planted this year for the first time, but on others this is third or fourth year iu which they have I been grown. Hundreds of farmers ir j different parts of the three provinces also planted ten to twenty acres each this year. They hafo all har vested good crops and all en thnsiaBtically about the yields of this new fodder. The demonstration farms 01 course, kept more accurate records 01 their experiments than the average farmer could be expected to keep Advice from six'of theae farms ii various parts of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan an'd Alberta shows that on each, from five to forty acres have been devoted to this crop and'that the yields have varied from six and a half to nearly forty tons of ensilage to 'the acre. On the University farm at Saskatoon, ii: Central Saskatchewan, they have grown In each ot the last four obtaining yields from eight to twelve tons to the acre This year they planted forty acres to this crop and harvested about throe hundred and twenty tons of fodder It wa? exceedingly dry in this part ot the Province during the summer, but the sunflowers stood up very well and gave, under the circumstances, a very oaUatactory yield. On the farm of the University of Alberta at Edmonton, which is moro than three hundred miles north the international boundary line, two fields were planted, one ot which was out about the end of August and yielded twelve tons of fodder; the other, cut about a week later yielding twenty tons to the acre. On the fto- minion Government experimental farm at Rosthern, near which town Seager Wheeler, the fp-mous wheat wizard, also hai his farm, five acres yielded forty tons of fodder. Approxi- mately the umo yield wu obtained at Scott, which lies u little farther ti tlis inuth, while at Indian Heud, situ uted on main line of tho Canadian Pacific Aallway and about a hundred miles north of Ihn boundary line, somewhat better yield! were obtained during two years of trial. Sunflowers have heon an exceeding- ly good crop at tho Manitoba Agricul- tural College at Winnipeg, the.- vlelil beinr from thirty to forty tons to the acre during each of tho two yearn have been planted there, fli yield! are similar to those obtained on the Canadian Pacific Railway's Supply Farm at Strathmore in South- ern Alberta. Here, from between twenty and forty acres planted each of the two last years, yields of about thirty-four tons to tho acre were harvested last year and about twenty-eight tons this year. So much for the yields on the ex- perimental farms. Even the smallest of them represent a good paying crop. The larger yields indicate very profit- able returns. nut, on the whole, farmers generally seem to have bet- ter luck, than the experimental sta- tions. Yields of from fifteen to twen- ty tons have been common with them. As to the feeding ot the sun- flowers it is again necessary to rely on the records of the experimental stations. Three years' trial at the Saskatchewan University farm has shown that sunflower silage compares favorably with corn silage, having at least an equal feeding value. At the Manitoba Agricultural College exten- sive feeding tests were made last win- ter by feeding dairy cows with' sun- flowers, corn, and other ensilage. It was found that the milk flow ot these cows was slightly heavier after being fed or. sunflower silage than any other ensilage. The increase did not amount to much, but it was there just the same. Moreover, during the sun- flower feeding period the cows gained more weight than they did at any other peridd. Professor G. II. Hutton the Canadian Pacific Hallway Farm at Strathmore, says that ho had a similar experience with tho cows of the pure-bred Holstein herd maintained there. Their milk flow slightly increased, and the cows gain- ed .slightly more weight when given sunflower ensilage than when fed o'.i ensilage made from corn or on pcad and oats. Up to the present there has not been much experience recorded in West- ern Canada of the feeding of beef steers with sunflowers. At the Gov- arnment Farm at Scott in Saskatche- wan, however, they used their ensil- age in this manner last year. A num- i ber of feeders were bought at one of the public stock yards and some were given an' addition of twenty pounds sunflower ensilage to a flisting of wheat straw, five pounds of lurntjis, and n meal mixture consist- ng of one part of each of oats and standard screenings. The sunflower 'ed steers made an average gain of 41! pounds each daily, more than, the other antl the sunflower etteil- age was determjied to be worth 12 per ton. The experience with 'sunflowers previous to ha? nearly all leen gained on the demonstration' so satisfactory .did the farmers consider these results to be hat this year areas of from ton ti) twenty acres were planted on munber- terms throughout tho country. (fiom U.-aln Clrowors live- un UlacklP, Alborla. Gil tho south-oast of tlilH section 1 killed iilno largo patches of Canadian thlntle in liilii. Ko mvriy havt) asked mu, "iluw did you do tlmt I liavo decided to offer tho plHil 1 followed to The Ciuide for publication. First step: Plow your Canadian thistle patches enrly in Do It the year yon sutuniorfjiilow. Plow a good depth, and harrow or disc liio plowed patches tho same day to con- serve tho moisture. You want to en- courage the growth of tho thistles. Second step: Take a duckfoot cul- tivator, n disc, an Acme, harrow, or a rod weeder, and go over these patch- es every ten days during tin- summer, and I will guarantee you will not have Prof. W. R. Graham Outlines Best Method at Union HIGH PRODUCERS GENIAL "Most pullets sue from six to seven months of age before' reaching laying condition, henco Sve find that lato March and April arc- generally the months of the year to Id Professor It. (Iraham of the 0. A. C. before rerent Experi- mental Union, in discussing the sel- ection of birds for pgg production. "AfLor the pullet yt-iir most hens decline in egg production, particular- ly in November and con- tinued the professor, "It would be safe to slate that a hen declines, roughly, two dozen esgs per annum with each year of use. However, there "3 considerable evidence that birds may be bred that will maintain a lilgh production, for two to four "The selecioh ot the high-laying ten from the poor-laying hen in most instances is ii comparatively easy [natter. Some mistakes will be made. as there are birds which appear to be ;ood layers, but the trap-nest does not so record them, and, likewise, here are a few birds that would up-1 pear to bo only average producers rationMconaJl-hat bv tho "'ap-iiest to A YEAR FDR LIFE A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNUITY PROVIDES IT better life investment available bettier Mcurity obtainable be or levied upon for be replaced if ftolen cr deatroyed affected by trade deprewion from Dominion Income TM medical examination required Anytime over the age of 5 yean resident or domiciled in Canada may purchase. Any two penoiu may purchase jointly. IhDploycn may purchase for fcwtU for tfrw for their ministers. Appljr u wtmiutr; write ot Annuities. Ottawa, for new wx uul iMt nirtMmf free, to S. T. Btrtado, Super- new booklet Wany planted the crop juet to sec how it would grow and about thfi middle of the season they were faced with the prospect of a quantity J of valuable fodder on their hands iin setting pomethtnur to Tne 1 a ftfiiRlo thtatlo left to come up In your crop thn following your. Any of tlumc four ImpfoDumU will thft work, but tho ouo Umt cuts off those1 thts'.his bnlow the ground or iwllH the sterna ofl (they arc now tender, anil mine off easily) in tho, boat Instrument to use. What you want tu accomplish IK this. Keep thoso thistles from luiv- Ing loaves to take in uxygou for tho roots. So cut thorn off as noon as they peep through tho ground, and you starve tho roots lo death. One season docs it if you go over tho ground five to seven times, as tho case may roquiro. You say this takes time and work. It Uut the ex- tra crop the following year will moro than pay for the extra tillage, and all you los.? by H is the thistlen. For five years previous lo 1910 I tried every plan suggested, but to no purpose. The ahove system does the business, and that is all you, I, or anybody wants. Thero is no excuse for any farmer having Canadian this- tles in liis euUivaU'd fields, unless he does not want tn kill them, or has not tho time to do the work. Killing Stinkweed I plowed one field in June, and lowed it to winter rye about July 1. Late in the fall Stinkweed was coming on in great patches. Spring came, and so did the Stinkweed. I decided to plow up the rye as soon us my other crops were seeded. I wont out to examine the field boforo starting my plows, about Juno 1, 1920, and to my utter surprise there was scarcely a Stinkweed plant to be found six feet in from the iieuillanda. I cut that rye the first weeJc in Aug- ust, and no Stinkweed has come up to date. From this operation I get a new idea. I am going to cutlivate a stink- weed patch early in the last full would have heen with my duckfoot cultivator, so as to give the Stinkweed seeds a chance to germinate in early spring. Plow that ground early in June and sum- mar till by using tho harrow freely. Then in July seed same to winter rye, and watch developments. If -is successful in cleaning field as my former experience, I shall use winter rye and a dnckfoot cultivator to rid my fields of this every farmer's pest, Stinkweed. The odd fat stalks can be pulled, but not so with the Geo. .Bowlus, Biackie, Alta. much lictur. How to. Distinguish "A hiving hen is in a ren- dition, her.t'R find hiyinK hens to have large, vents, and the pel- vic arch well spread. The non-layer. 1ms a and the pel- vic hones together. to distinguish, A laying hen from one that is not laying Is very easy; hut, unfortunately, this is the story, because trap-ncsit record H show us that some hens at times lay every j day for a weeli, a month, or even j more, while other hens lay but two j or throe egs.s a weolt. How can these two kinds or" laying hens bo disting- uished? "Tho high layer is inclined to ne much more friendly than the piuir and is much more interested necessitated their getting busy and building- silos. Many others, course, made arrangements for the bn.lding prominent eye. and frequently a waxy comb. The of the low layer is ot tholr silos simultaneously with the] face fllllei' an planting of tho crop. As a sne has an this large country, over which tiie1' could previously travel foi day never see a coarse, the eye- not as promineiU. the 'nclined to wrinkle, or j inactive appearance. I is a body shape indi- j eating high laying is open to debate. My LU1VK1 lUi UtlU j ij ;ilo, is becoming dotted Man-v are tn believe there IB. with these- towerlike structures, and it may not he long before a farm in Possibly the most striking illustration of this is the fact that many of high be almost as much of a curiosity as a farm with a silo has been in this country. In one dairy section in Southern by record only huvs a common body j type. That is, we find round bodies'! and beefy heads inclined to go with j low prod net ion, whereas clean-cut Alberta a number of farmer? planted lieatl aml llceP bodioa are) about fitly acres of be- jinore Prevalent with high producers. twcen them last spring and had to' Frequently tllfl Producer lias a; build eiglittsilos to take can of the 'let'P keel which extends j TEARNTOSAVR- I Every man, woman and child can save. Every one should save. livery ambitious person does save. 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Become a Pay-Day Saver Don't let a pay-day go by without depositing something to the special fund in your Savings Account If you are paid twice a month and deposit only each pay-day, at the end of the year you will have the tidy sum of one hundred and twenty dollars besides tho intereat which yonr deposits will earn. Become a regular saver. Open a Savings Account now. MCRCHANTS BANK Head Office: Montreal. OF CANADA LETHBR1DGE BRANCH, CALGARY STOCK YARbs BRANCH. W ___ Sub-Agency Manuch and FromGhrome A Tfane tvo artfefcffflre leather, the tiro They %II1 not harden with or wmter. They have grR.it strength and vearing qoaltttea that j will more than please yon. May we ahow you our iiae ackctioa of jaltOT Jmciktr nea C. G. LETHBRIDGE CONSUMERS' HARDWARE SUPPLY CO., UTD. LETHBRIDGE L. B. NEW DAYTON crop. In this district it is planner! to plant more than a thousand acres of tho crop, and build at least a hundred silos next year. In other dairy sec- tions of .tho country similar results have been, obtained and similar plans made for the coming season. Nor is this movement confined to dairy farmers. The owner of one of the lar- gest Hereford herds on thn continent, whose ranch Is in the foothills of tho Rockies, is now feeding his nurse sunflower silage, huvinp 7o silos of one hundred and i fifty tohs capacity eacV which ho has filled with sunflowers grown on twen- ty acres of land. Next year he will more than double his acreage of this crop and will erect two or three silos, and intends to tiso the silage tho following winter for "ceding some well back and is at least as de.pp in J the rear as the front. It is HIP depth of body, at tho rwir, with width, tlinl given the Ir'r-l FurUif'niror the high-layer usual- ly is or the bird does not fit the shape of one's hand. Space Between Pelvic Bones. j "Quo of thn n.oat important points I Is tho spare iK'lv-'een the pelvic hones and the end of UK; keel bone, or tho i part of the inn! known UK the "Huff." j This space should bo wide, soft ;imi 'elastic. Snrli a condition indicates j large capacity: if soft, there is tittle j or no incUnaiimi to put on lar.m; SHERIFF'S SALE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA TO WIT: By virtue of a Writ of Execution issued out of the District Court of Lethbridge at the suit of R. L. CLIMIE, Plaintiff, and GEORGE BERG, Defendant and to me directed agalnat the Goods and Chattels of GEORGE BERG, I have seized and taken into Execution the following Goods and Chattels, namely; 7 Head Horses; 500 bushels Wheat, approximately; 13 tons Alfalfa; Chevrolet Touring Car; WHICH I SHALL EXPOSE FOR SALE ON TUESDAY, THE 15TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1921 at the Village of Coaldale, at the hour of Three in afternoon. Sheriffs Office, Lethbridge, Feb. 4, 1921. MALCOLM YOUNG, Sheriff, Judicial District Of Lethbridge, i uf i Amf PfSmcnt as shoep breeder is going to supplement the winter rations of his flock with this silage, which he has put, up in two cement silos of about two hund- red tons capacity each. Sunflower silage promises to solve the question oC winter feed In West- era Canada. Tho success or failure of all branches of the live stock in- dustry hinges upon this question. With large areas of unoccupied land available, on which large, quantities of hay could be cut fnr nothing but :he coat of cutting and on which cat- tle could rustle all the year round without expense Lo their owner, Uie winter feed question did not bother tho farmer and rancher vary much in the past, but with tho steadily in- creasing settlement, of the country, In tlu> land being fenced and iiilf.ivtitftil for the production of grain mid other crops, the q nation prom- HOB to become mon; acute every year. tut as good as those- alrufuly can be louUfd forward to I lit- future, mid alloy will insure a tuuply of fudfta'r amounts of abdominal fat, and thin- ness and looriuncss of skin an.; indi- cative of high "The breeds having yellow logs ;ind bill lose HIOJV or less of the production progn'.sti- es, and tiia color comes back in periods of rest. It must, however, be borne in mind thai feeding of the bird effects tlm rate of removal or of return. Tin; host information wt; have is thin material is most abundant in yrcun feed und yellow corn, hviira one must know consider- able about lh" method of folding be- fore underfilling to estinme egg pro- ducion by IOHK uf color. "During the winter moniha, where hens ui'e indoors, a. yol- low-legged pnik'i. will IOHO all t'ne color out nf lii'r liill by about thirty oggs of regular liiyine, or, say, in a period of six weeks' consecutive pro- duction, ami wh'-re a pullet shows a hlijfichod bill aiid color gone from thn front of (lie shank it would sug- gest that HIP lias laid about, one hundred eggs." evfiry winiur, and slock will not bave to trust to the put 1 uclf of tlit> raiii-n. It moiuis a of orn ffinnda's already iniporlani. live 'tsfl.t and tluiry iiuhistcy. Safeguard Your Valuables Before It Is Too Late IL in not wise, to Ujavn nioiioy, aocii'Mties. or othor unpro- tected in your home. Deposit your nionuy in Jtanlc and your vaiu- in a Safety Deposit llox. Consult our 'Manager. 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