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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta I'AOF. SEVENTEEN Purebred Shorthorns and Alfalfa-' A Combination That Can't be Beat In the of alfalfa Iliero is otten a percentage ot number two quality to showery haymaking Ibcujii in 151S nearly all alfalfa harvested as number one. il contrast to the eiper- lento iu wet years when at times from lij to 50 per ot tbo alfalla.hay is by showers. This Is-tho rea- ton thai lien 1'awson vl Caatdale, lour miles southeast ot Uethtridgo lias specialized on the tetiiaii loiubs'over winter on this number two nlfalfa liay, which makes them fat and ill for the. mutton murks! IB Ihe He has developed tula feature of live stock teediiig-to siKh an eitcnl that his flock numbers In arorsBe sea- son from 1500 lo 2500 lambs, lie slm- lily raises llio feed oil Ihe then alter harvest tmlo buys ing Unie'tho lauiljs which the breeder lisa raised elsewhere yhere feed for on very eilensively and lie predicts lit it will also mgre common on the IrrU'ted farms of Southera Al- hcrla. It'tn certainly monej- making business tor alfalfa raisers. Profit I" FeedlnB TLe lambs cost' in the fall from ?3 tu }S per head aurkij the past eeveu vears The selling price of the inutlon was from C cents to 17% cents per wound with an aviragc weight fer hfaJ at tluio ot marketing the mut- ton, of from, 80 to 90 pounds, thus amounting lo somewhere from JO to JI5 per head. the net returns for tho Interior alfalfa hay fed wouM umouut lo from }3-to 57 per heoJ, ac- cording to tho inarkei range as record- In Has seven experience. To produce which, II has taken about SMI pounds hay anil abou! 125 pounds of grain lo each larolAhrough the winter, Tho aggregate proTH o; the whether tbe wool is clipped anil sold us a necce or an eilrn price h receiv- ed when Ihe aitliual Is sold" with the wool on Its back. The local lieiug limited. Mr. IVvVsoii sells most ot his fattened Ismbs In lots to buy- ers for shipment to the west as far as Vaocouier and to the east anil south ai far at Toronlo anil Chicago. During the year, he keeps a small band 'of HeglBtered Oilords pasturing en tbe tame grasses ol-aif irrigated meadow, lie thinks that sheep iu small pasture flocks ot ejlri well breii quality aro coming Into fav or In the'vonimuuity. He sincerely believes that sheep help'profitably In the marketing of the products ot an Irrigated farm. In nearly all Irrigated districts, farmers are following up the practice ot feed- ing lo sheep the products raised ot the farm. Alfalfa is a great feed for lambing ewes In month of April. Kroni li'n own farm flue-it the lamb crop Ibis year has averaged about i2o percent. He buys the lambs from as far avay as .Montana and Saskatchewan. A few are purchased iu South Alberta. Tim upecled development of this business of feeding slock in tlie winter from Ihe feed raised on an incited farm ami ct Belling the fattened stock in '.he- sp'ri'iB. Is another reason why there would he business for a stock yards which it is hoped by many, "farmers will he established at Lethbrldgo. Watering Hay Cost 52.75 The nature of the sol! at is such that the moisture is retained near the surface and It is sufficient to irrigate the inoadows twice per year and the In the fall. The'cost of irrigation of bay mead- ows including the cleaning of the dit- ches and the'distributing of the water, and the payment ol the annual.water rental will for each year total about an .average oi per acre ol meadow according to the experience of Mr. Pawson and tho current rate ol wages. Hay Yields Per Acre, Last year he sold alfalfa hay at 325 ton in the stack and the hay yield- ed three'tons tier acre. Tlie cash de- mand'for "feed being high last.'Wiu- ler he tlld not feed all his feed raised on tlie farm and sold some in the slack Ito a sheep breeder who v.-as vviu- -------__________________ breeding stock. it not be raised. This scheme project for any-farm can thus be eas- Thus another sidelinj feature nf the million put noi -.centiui cog Iu lly Calculated and the size of Ihe flock jrrjgation district is developed when flU o'rlunaVe w'rTeoi ol mutton making In Hie fall simply adjusted ,vil, MV M, brce.l- flie fortunate v, neei (o auilnijty -of feed available1. here from the range pastures economj, Jim i. 0( An extra profit, of permanent will prcvidc a means of mar- ViV'fi the "tvhne'l o( to Ihe farm, is Iho Increase of fertjl- fccting the second grade of alfalfa hay. irrigation that. the to not the growing ot There is no in marketing the. lortunoTtvoi.... Months tbe iilalfa which adds a valuable m- firsUrade crop at top market pyce for Mr PaMon'has lived on tbU farm gredient lo Ihe soil where it Brows, ,.1sll. for -even and in this part of the but abo tlio feeding of sheep makes ounlr- for eleven years. He lias available for spreading on the fields or fMiBd af-Ofa-the boon for Ihe stock meadows, a quantity ol very valuable ,vllh Cpo.ier Ho feeds Ihe lambs for tour tertllteer. Tlio teed lot can be milUi's on nlfalfa with the addition ot un and alter marketing tiie nraltou In waloj. the 'annu a ml e grain oats or barley and mat- the spring the feed racks stacked in a amounts in all Wes Ihe mutton for the meat market corner of the.lot which can now be- veal. OI1 farm. This iires.llic mution lor inu mwi convenient pasture lot or gar aaan for t ]ltilo extra work in irri Ground the- fe'e.l "lot he places Iced den plot galmg tho grain f eld- In rompm-oii ing racks each about 10 ft. by 2 feet Wool Valuable By to the oif'tbe me iJovjs with aide openings fitted for the'com The wool Is noi clipped from the Tbl, wouldjinl> take from 1 to'1 ?o ai Vncroh-lefl feeding of frota aninnls s m late feeder, bu.hels ot sra'n per acre to under such circumstances would pay tho eipeuse of irrigation tor about twenty years even It for the twenty years the Irrigation work ami ditches would not be needed." 1-rom his own observation iu the- dis- trict he says that Irrigation would be a profitable feature of farming tor at least half the twenty years. Then in the ten years, tbe irritated land will moro than double In the saleable value based on production capacity, accord- ing lo The actual recorded eiperlence of irrigated lirraing for eleveu years, Mr. Vawunn that irrigation is a. proposition to stay with. He larms 560 acres ot which 560 acres iji bay arid pasture-fields, and 4'.i'i acres in producing grain Sfoek on Pawson Farm The farm slock includes 50 head ot Hetcistcred Shorthorns headed by herd bull Valiant Hale. 122713-C7S19S ot choice Scotch breeding, tricing dir- ect to Avonda'.e and Whitehall Sullau brought from Ihe S. by the Hou. Duncan .Marshall. Mlnistci; ol Agricul- ture who has lull brother tu tbo bull on the I'awson farm. Tho females of til. I'awson herd arc- also well brei and of sood individuality. horses are med tor faniv power aud a tractor lor grinding or threshing. On the averam about 'M Berkshire hogs are kopt on this tarm. The nock ol Oitcrds have been previously men- tioned Turkeys are the chief birds ou Ihls farm where large nocks of gn-sc. chickens ami are raised year. Two' ot potatoes are raised on (Continued on 1'age 18.1 Maxwell Chalmers i x .and the famous air covered FRANKLIN CARS FOR COMFQRTf AND ECONOMY SERVICE CAR DAY AND NIGHT Grain Cost The cost of frrjgaliug grain la tula Fair average allowance for tbe ditchesi Ihe same tliog per acre according to the kind 1 UUIIL cr CTV ilOt IUUMUR ii- ULIV.UIIJ mvi i- i- ....0...---- a' 'Ota' bottom so lhat cither portable and unproftable tof Ibe fal in Me'd obtamcd i a rn uit of irri grJIn or'hay can be ie.t in the rock lenmg sfocV, for otherwise it prac gition wouM 10 to 40 bu hcK hopper. 11 is'iound more satisfactory tlcallt-naio'jnts to the to feed twice per day at regular inter- vals than to leave (be boppcrs full A gravity waterworks system con- veys the water in pipes from the res errolr filled water In tho toll from Ibe irrlgatlo'n canal where the turning ot a; ta> stnrls the flow Into Ihe waterrtfongli, heated ill colil ther to further'Ihe economical %and comfortable watering of Ihe largo flock. I The sheep are fed in an open with an open shed "and a higli boird fence on and west sides. Tho. equipment Is alinple, easily construct ed and inexpensive; Mr. PajWaon found Ibis 'a very profitable., hltans of marXellng Ihe fetd produced farm. It Is certainly much-easier than "file marketing .ot tho producb- In. anv other way. Irrigation' not only helps provide the food but it also assists1 In Iho manipulation and provision ot tlio water supply, Inexpensively worked In Colorado, Iamb feeding is carried 'Alfalfa, harvest On7 J. Coaldalo Accessories, Tires, Battery Service and Repair Shop D. S. Williamson Company Motor Cars Accessories Phone 1546 LETHBRltiGE ALBERTA v Lands in the World's Record Disbrict Good 'Crops are'Consistently Growe A 1 r in, the Nobleford District Sufficient rainfall to insure good yields, Irrigation is not, re- quired in this locality. A favored stretch if country where croo failures are unknown. v v V Mr. G. S. Noble produced over 54 bushels of (lie acre on a thousand acre field, making a world's record. He'also grew 134 bushels of oats to the'acre. We have several choice.farms we-can offer in this locality. For further particulars write HARRIS .1 PS1TER Lethbridge and Nobleferd. FARMERS any TRACTOR Repairs it will fce'to your interest to i .1 We .have an up-io-date Machine Shop and employ only first Machinists. Repairing Tractor Parti is our specialty and our aim atall limes is to give satis-: faction both in price and workmanship. Since Jan. 1919, we have rebored 60 Tractor Cylinders and fitted with Oyenize Pistons and Rings'. We have in stock at the present time Oversize Pistons for 15 different mikes of Tractors, and we are prepared to give the very best service along this line. NIVEft BROS. 216 1st AVENUE SOUTH PHONE.1732 LETHBfilDOE ;