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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGinj THE tETimiUDGB DAILY 1IE1UU) SATUHOAY, JUNE fl. 1017 ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER (MMIMCHK'ME Tho federal government estimates thst 1? per ccut.-oj the produc- ied in ihe I'ulted States ara wasted because m Tivo small American farm tractors havo beerT sent to England, where >_bpy have been given a vcrr thorough In the hands of the. Cheshire wsr The work agriculture! committee, says Power Wagon. The machines !or the farmers on the basis of per acre, which Is about what ihe Kork costs with horses. The ines are run lor twenty-tour hours it stretch and sometimes the en- 3. Keep the eggs In ft cool, dry room or cellar. 1. MirXcl tho CS35 at'lMsl twice a week. 5. Sell, kill or confine all mslo birds as soou as tho bnWi'ns season Is over. Tho raisins of poultry, collecting and mrVellug of ejgi- etc.. his al- ways been left, to a Urge encnt. to Lilr faliii n'Cuiuu. "ut Jn tec ._, ____ _-. ductton and handling of this product. Vases. poultry raising bas heen con It is probable thai the fault lies al- most entirely with'the producers and small dealer and thct this could be very easily remedied If the farmer would adopt proper methods of pro- ducing and bjndllne this product. The 17 per loss of market eggs men- sldcrcd a side 'FSUO and the care, of Ihe chickens anil Ihe gathering of the egys has often been ted (o Ihe chil- dren on the (arm. As a result DO one knows iust many working hens are around the farm. Odor the eggs aro gathered from stolen nnd dirty ttcncd above is itemized by the fcj- and taken to town and traded Chicks developed (fertile rines ruii for days without siopplog. Work 'one at ufcht wiih the aid ot Shrunken or held ......5 era! government as follows: Dirtr eggs I percent. Breakage 2 per ceut. per cenl. per cenl. per cent, .5 cent. .17 per cenl. Moldy, bad flavor Total......... The farmer sustains the grester part of this loss aoil ihe middleman and consumers suffer only a small part of it. this 17 per cenl. only includes (hit part of the product is absolutely losi or is in an the headlights provided ou each nin- th I tie. The work Is done Rt an rato ol an acre every ibree hours ou land where horses could nol average in acre a day. The machines pull two lurrow American plows laming !cdi furrows from nine to cleiea in- ches deep. The machines are opfr- ited by one man each, the plows be- ing lifted by the pull of a cord. j Un6t rondUloa tor food. There is also A four-cylinder engine of twenty-' )argc percentage or eggs believed ave horsepower is employed.. U bv [be rarmer to-grade as ihe best itarts on gasoline and hins on kero- eges. which, upon roacbius icne. Ibe fuel being partly vaporized {lhe consumer, are graded into sec-j by paesase through a coll In ihe ex- oud_ thirdi rourtl) or fiflh bo-1 sanst manlfoia. Tbe clutch is of the rause ,be producer has Jailed to real- Plate variety, the transmission pro- lie llie importance ot properly pro-1 rides three speeds, and linal drive ana handling his egss. The! -i-he over- jpartet egg of is easily 'the most profitable one, and every producer of should strive tor it. Two points should be taken into con- sideration In placing a high class egg on ihe market: 1. Production of Ihe egg. 2. The handling'of this prbduci- How to Procure Good Eggs In the ot good eegs the slock is ol utmost importance. tor groceries. It the eggs arc sold on a "loss oft" basis, by which only the good eggs nrc yald for, those eggs gathered from stolen nests will be candled out and the farmer will re- ceive pay fur Duly a small part of the which he has brought to town. Now Is -the lime to make every eKor( to improve the quality of the flock, select the best layers (by the trap-nesi or other and dis- card Ihe weak sickly slock. WtESINlEAI or eo oft the- wheat, la a lev ;