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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, B, OFINTEREST TO THE FARMER Results of Tests With Sunflower Silage Prove It Is Ahead Of Corn iis merits under ers ripen very satisfactorily and make ie a range of conditions us a high (jualitjr ol euslhige. Although the department hasI Yields a Heavy Crop p fhe Mammoth Russian lithe var-l ely that gives UIB most wiUsfaclUm. Fodder To Alberta Great MryinK aiidJEO vdumG of eiperlweatal dttta _ Stock Feeding I'rovnH'e, Es-1 bane! to prore tho nu-rits this crop, pecialiy in Irrigation quite at C. P. R. SIrathmorr' ti-te In saying that u has every prom- heads measuring from r.vetvo to Ise of being a very popular Inches in diameter. I'mlc-r av. crop. j conditions even !n tho dry parts Superior to Corn can on tho nuiliuum crop trum ono acre, Feedlno tho present fouling trials titrljr- j five pounds of silage per day U bolnr fed to each umturc cmluml. On the lusU of two hundred days of feeding three and cue-halt tons of silage head iroul'i consumed, and oa of 34.6 tons to Oa acre, practically ten head or a whole hrjrcl conld be supplied with larga proportion of tho bulky fodder re- quired, from one acre of land. Retain Moisture "Contrary to general opinion, sun- flowers break up fine pieces when going throdeh the blower. They large percentage of moisture appears to be relatively rich in LUB uiusi t-n UMunnja. i _ ,-.--_ This Is a single stock varictv Laving! analysis are being ,....._ i.__i _ _ ._ I ma UP ana in a short llitio Farm. 4 in i as to the rcl I bo "niparlsona nt the province this crop can to ex M ,_ I nccted lo yield from tweuty to thtrtv Prof, 0. H. Cutler. de-, "From uur Prol. ttuler. of Yorr forage, per acre. The of field liupoysiiry, Unlver-j "ae havo Itemed thai suufiawcrs elty of Alberta, has tkvMc'l much of; lie wede.d from ten to fifteen days cur- Ills time during ihe yt'ar to linj, Her the sivlug than corn, ami that feeding values will le. ire some jpolnts vhtch may rest relative to sunflower G- First mifiht be men tinned the ttudy of the a possible mils ui rrji EULHI yvr ;u TV. usual tonnage of corn is castlv ex- Kolnj Into the ullo than either peas or It was estimated that u cubic foot of sunflower silage would weigh Ihres times as much as a cubic foot chownii iho sunflower has beeti grown tor two years, and they state that 1 -where the crop is nailer expcrimtm-: advanced Etagr of maturity to give were visited, v.Uh ;he object in i high ouallty of ensilage while aunflow several y, no: 'sfce rf sucivsa, but ive did) pea3 or oats. Second, It Is being relished by ell kinds which It has been fed. It does not carry as large a percentage of acid ns the other kinds of silage. This no doubt Is dua to TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES Coiivcnieacc, and economy are secured by the use oE Travellers' Cheque issued by this Bsiik. They enable the bear- er to identify himself and are readily converted into the current coin of auy foreign country. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND ].ET4iBIllDGE BRANCH, R. T. Brymner, Manager. Office Monlrtai. O F LETHBRIDGE BRANCH. CANADA. R. J. DINNING, MiMgtr. fhtl Elian. nl Mocuuch T LET US BE KNOWN AS A THRIFTY PEOPLE! LET US STOP SPENDING HEEDLESSLY AND NEEDLESSLY. AND BEGIN TO SAVE NOW AND SAVE REGULARLY. THERE IS A SAVINGS DEPARTMENT AT EVERY BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA SOUTHERN ALBERTA BRANCHES Lfllhbridje E. E. Manager .1. K. Atkinson. Manager W. n_ MacKay, .Mmager I. W. Doran, Manager Tllier THE COST To your Eslate is no greater by appointing a Trust Company as EXECUTOR than an individual but yon are assured at all limes of the benefit of our experience. Correspond or call on us for further information. The British Canadian Trust Co. PHONE 1843 We ATTRACTIVE YIELDS on Government. Municipal and Scliool Uonils can be gstured by buying at lhe present prevailing prices. recommend investors to mnke kll possible jnin l now and secure the present high interest r.ilea for a long period. W. ROSS ALGER and COMPANY Investment 515 MACLEAN 9LOCK CALGARY for the purpose of testing its palat- abllitv. Takes Place on Summer Fallow "Persorir-.lly. I think that there can !be no question about the suitability of this crop for ensilage purposed, H combines the features ol high yield, drought resistance, nnd I j splendid feeding with these facts is evidently Combined the additional j quality of its lielug a hoed crop, thus j rendering It a crop that may substl- iuto summer fallow -jvhlch is so much liarni whore used continuous- ly.for the purpose ot conserving mols- Iture." 'A Real Tert The "High How" Stock Farm at Dayslaud Is one of Ihe few farms In Alberta on wbic.h actnal tests are- con- ducted lo solve farm problems pecul- iar to tlie vicinity. Tho farm Is own- ed hy Thos. Xoble, and Is operated j largely as a dairy farm, although tain- Tror'.ll Digs and white leghorn hens are eluding air, as has already been point- ed out. Economic Benefit "la conclusion I wish to reiterate the economic benefit to the Individual farmer and to the country la .general ,K. land down as rapidly as it is planted Is of vital Importance as fro- (tuoutly coasiderable mottture Is lost by delaying the operation necessary tii accomplish this. Prenuent fallow cultivation throughout the eeason will In decreasing evaporatloa. eiperiments to determine of producing potatoes have shown that potatoes can ba grown profitably whore all ths labor has to hired. Each year for the past seasons an plot of has been grown on the Station in order to dfr the profitableness of potato ITOwinj. The following figures aro the averages of the costs and returns tor that period. Valuo of crop per acre average cott JH.12. I'rofit acre 142 W. The cort In- clitded renj, labor, use ol ma- chinery, etc. average selling price at time, ot harvesting has been 71c per bushel and fluctuated from to 11.25 per bushel. 11 Is frequently foona necessary !u potato growing lo have some winter storage space. The Dominion Eiperi- memtal Harms Circular No. 71 do- a plan of a root that U by a numlwr of farmers for keeping potaloea over wlntw. Milton llnllne, Snpt. Station, Scott, Bask. HAVE YOUR SEED TESTED Results of germination tests with samples ot oats grown by farin- also raised. Mr. Noble has beeu al- pounds laining success tn his work to a re- Tan markable degree, The securing oi suitable fodder crops as feed for his! put through the use of the silo, and tho feeding of silage. As 1 have said this advantage Is a result of lower costs and of Increasing land values, and Rlso of Increased stock carrying power per acre and per farm. I would urge that each one of you become an en- thusiastic booster for silos and silage In your own community. You must recognize the national service you can render hy encouraging the erec- tion ot silos on every dairy farm. The Increased prosperity which will re- sult from a successful silo building campaign will bo reflected In every de- partment of our national life." How to Seed Sunflowers give the best results, states Mr. Hutton, when seeded with a srala drill about three feet apart. The crop is easily cultivated. Fifteen United Kansas, 1918 by tlie ates Department of Agrlcul ture, thowed that 268, or over ulna of 2SOO Ibs., ago S; 1 marcs, 5600 Ibs.. age 7; 1 OljMc innrc 1600 Ibs., age 8; 1 Clyde Ibs., ago 5; 1 brown mure, lyn Ibs., age C: 1 team white mares, 2GOO Ibs., age 10; 1 avhi'u 1200 Ibs., age 9; 1 bay mate, 1300 [bs., age 9; 1 black Ibs., 330 S; 1 sorrel 1-seo age 5; 1 brpvrii marj, l.r.u Ibs., age 10; 1 brown gelding, 2 years old; 1 grey gelding, yc-ar- old; 1 matched team fillies, 2 years old; 1 black filly old; 1 grey filly, 2 years olu; i black horse, 1 old'. TERMS CASH PHONE 1692 P. PORTER AUCTIONEER 327. 11th ST. S, LETHDRIDGE slleyge crops and sunflowers in par- shown, on an average, an increase of' tlculav, G. H. Hutton, superintendent v' Imshcla per acre over potatoes: of the Animal Husbandry Branch of! that hr-d no sprouts developed before tlie lleparlmont of Natural Hesnurces.; planting. C. P. It., said: Medium lo early maturing varieties "Assuming this to he an established! especially In the northern dlE' fact, (he terrilory whero Fiiiialile trtets, more nearly ripen and will silage (s-ops can be grown in consid- i superior potatoes for table use erably increased, (he uses from! "lan "ill Into maturing sorls ttia-' such crops arc multiplier! two or throo he harvested green. At Scott, i times. The indirect result of liclns' MacCiregor is tho leading mcd-i able to grow such a splendid range ol' i'lin-scason potato. Of the early ma. silage crops will Ire the enhancing 90rt3 Karly R> i Tallies ot farm lands in those districts! a5 En fly I where the silo becomes popular. Such j nni' I a result Is logical because U Is based I'm lhe increased earning of all jlnirls wlievn Ilie growing of silage "rnps is Tho effect In clem- mini; to jnnio f-slent the steadily ad- Increased costs Is :oso strains such Northern, Rochester Hose are at tho lop ol tlie list. Irish Cobbler has proven ono of lhe best early white sorts from Iho standpoints of yield and choking quallly. In dislriclf! where early uiitumn ,Vrosls will aid In pro- bill is only nno of tlie tllc tubers from light frosls. j v.-uiinrivj. fur on the nlhcr hand tlio soil molsturo Is jlarijor of cattle ran be carried i conscrv'0'.l It only level culllrfttloii Is a Sivrn area if provision Is mr.de i 1 for the (ppdlnn rilogo rather limn! to ensure sufficient mols- 1 foiidi-r In SOUK, other form. Willie lhe "lro in lllslrlcts with light rainfall thu ylflil ol yryr h i at Hlrathnioro this Iho iici ho potato crop slmiild he planted on well than I experr will 1m land and Hie sels dropped i and yoiir out H inches apart In il'Mltlcs :irn uliowii'iind jlllc Tilc I'nPOrtance of working many injure animals Silafjc. Peas tmd Oats' Corn The above ni'( farm of Ihu C.P.H. lyiics of silage. Th Results of Test Dally .Milk Yield.BuUcrfnt Tr 2T.C Ibs. rf.snlts Dl a scrliv n! icm., for tlii! mirposi! of ri'.tults have proven (lain In liodlly Welght of Anfnnl 2 Ibs, ncrilay ft.l His. po.r day Ibs. per day rai lhe Sli'flUimnre value of the tlirce ers na silage havo tlin Blr.ck-carvylnj; caiwclly at Albrvla lam] HrdBlciu COC.-B well (in in lactation wri. rationed on two weeks, wh of oa.iti of SERVICB.-This Bank, for the past 45 years, lias done its share iu the development of the business of the Do- minion. Our experience and equipment nre at the service of every customer. m THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA J. C, SCOTT 13TH STREET NORTH G. F. BLBTCHER -OH AVENUE SOUTH P. BILLINGTON MANAOU Hlff ANDSTtRUNQ BRANCHES G. THOMAS MANAGEH COALHURST BRANCH W. B, TEHGUSON MAIMOEH COALDALE BRANCH C. T. McKINNDN MAUAMR BllflDETT AUCTION SALE NORTH HALF OF SEC. 7, TWP. 9, RGE, 19 TWO MILES EAST OF COALDALE On WED., March 10th COMMENCING! AT 10.30 A.M. 1 (loinocrat; 1 John Deere lever hnrrow, 4 sections, complete; I Van Mniiii single disc disc; 1 JlcCnrtnick iiay rake; 2 Stool Dcering mowers; 1 Mt.C. Junior liny slacker; 2 -l-wlioel tack rakes; 1 .fofin Occro gang plow; 1 John Decro sulky plow; 1 7-foot McCormtak binder; 1 in. Mltcholi in good sbape; 1 In. John Deere wagon; 1 In. 6 Eels of harness, complete; 1 steel cmhi lank; 1 Columbus grain' box; number of collars, al! sizes; 2 iron HcilMcnib with and niatlrcssw, 3 liny racks in shape; evcners. tools and nrttclca loo numerous In mention; i l.ll.c. mower. attachment; 2 DeLavnt cream separators, new, iVo. 12. -loO capai'.ily 1 gray gelding, MM. years; i black marc, weight 1150, 10 years; 1 bay fielding, weight 1500. 0 in spring; i bay geld- ing. weight lido, 7 years; 1 bay marc, wcijlit 1250. 7 ycurs; 1 ma- hogany bay, weight 1325, 15 years; 1 dark gray Icatu mares, weight 27M. 6 and 7 years. All good work horses. Ono tnllk cow, was fre'h six weeks ago, 5 yeaw; ono milk cow. was Irosh last fall; 2 2-ycar-oId helfora in good shape; I lieifcr willi calf. 1 Rlovc, small size; 1 oil heater. I team marcs. 0 and 7 years; 1 team mares 4 years; 2 team geldhiga, 4 yearn; 1 team geldings, 3 years; 7 colls, coming 2 years 1 new Western road grader or ditcher; 1 311 Wclier wagon- 1 John IJcerc binder; 1 Dcering blnler; 1 2-horse gasoline engine. FREE LUNCH AT NOON All sums under cash. Over that amount one- third cash; balance on approved bankable notes maturing Novem- ber 1st, with Interest at eight cent. Five per cent. for cash on credit amounts. OWNERS; MRS, ELLfiN PAULSON FRANK KJiAF'P AUCTIONEER; PETE LeVALLEY, Clerk, O. J, McSwaln ;