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8 - The Sidney Herald. Sklney, Mont., Wed,, April 26, 1972 NEI|/ 'OI'ES front )'our t'ountM E,wtn.'ion Agent By Ellis E. Williams " Montana State University, Bozeman Cooperative Extension Service The average U. S. farm has fewer machines, but their size is increasing, a recent USDA report shows. Robert Bucher, Extension Service farm management specialist at Montana State University, said only trucks, balers and forage harvesters increased in numbers on farms last year. Farm tractors averaged 44 maximum belt horsepower in 1971, compared to 33 irl 1960. During the last decade there was only a two per cent in- crease in nun-jber of farm tractors, but their total hor- sepower went up 88 per cent. In 1970 tractors with at least 120 horsepower accounted for seven per cent of sales, com- pared to three per cent that large sold in 1968. Larger machinery is replacing farm labor, Bucher said. In 1950 farmers had 28 horsepower per 100 acres of crop land harvested available from tractors, and used 21 hours of labor per cropland acre harvested. In 1970 farmers had 71 horsepower from tractors for each 100 acres of cropland, but used only hours of labor per care. WEANING FOALS Foals can be weaned about five months earlier than nor- mal, without ill effects, to free the mare for work and pleasure uses earlier, reported Roger Brownson, Extension Livestock Specialist at Montana State University, Bozeman. Browrtson said that research at South Dakota State University has shown that foals fed a dry ration, rather than nursing the usual longer period, showed normal growth and development. Horse owners for a long time have been in- terested in earlier weaning so that they could use the dams sooner. Brownson said the SDSU researchers found: The nursing foals during approximately the first four months grew slightly better and showed better bloom than those weaned early and fed a dry ration. Then the early - weaned foals began to catch up, and after another two months (about six months age) were at the same stage of development as those still nursing. The research project failed to turn up any "personality" problems because they lacked a full term of mother en- vironment. Little difference between early-weaned and normally - nursed foals was found in training to lead, stand, walk, trot or pose. Generally the attitudes and agressiveness towards both horses and man were about the same whether the foals were weaned early or at normal time. AI - ANGUS CATTLE Registered Angus breeders now can utilize artificial in- semination on an unlimited basis under certain conditions. The American Angus Association, through its executive secretary, Lloyd D. Miller, recently announced that members who follow proper procedures now can record the offspring from registered Angus cows bred artificially, even though they own no part of the bull. They also can use or sell unlimited quantities of semen from registered bulls, for artificial breeding. The American Angus Association is he first major beef bred organization to make the A. I. policy change. It allowed extended use of ar- tificial insemination to allow members to try more young bulls in their herd and to allow greater use of proved, high - producing bulls. The association also in- traduced a new sire- evaluation program to help registered Angus breeders improve breeding programs and to help prove more bulls. This program is designed to help members evaluate per- formance of herd bulls by checking their ability to sire top-gaining, high-quality, ef- ficiently cattle. CALENDAR QF EVENTS May 3 -- Lesson on blenders at 1:30 p.m. in the ,library meeting room. May 7 -- Rural life Sunday at the Lambert Gum. May 8 -- Junior Leader Meeting. May 9 -- Craft Day at the Moose from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. May 9 -- 4-h Council Meeting. Erosion Control May Be Obtained Wind erosion control on agricultural lands can be ob- tained if farm and ranch managers consider the factors that influence soil erosion. These factors include soil textural class, soil cloddiness, surface cover or residue, surface soil roughness, in- fluence of climatic factors -- precipitation, temperature and wind -- field width, prevailing wind erosion direction and field layout and conservation wind barriers applied on the land. The effect of any one of these factors in the wind erosion process may be negative or positive, says Duaine Dodds, North Dakota State University xtension soft conservationist. The factors may interact and reduce the effect of a single factor in the erosion process. For example, a soft may be highly erodible by wind. However, the effect of proper crop residue management and use of wind barriers such as trees reduce the force of the wind, Consider each of these fac- tors in developing a sound farm conservation program, ac- cording to Dodds. Local Soft .... Conservation Districts will assist in developing your conservation plan. _ I 1111111 1/11 I II II IIIIII II I II II I Terr a Jet Nothing Con Stop It It's four wheel drive will never let you down. Terra Jet is a second to none vehicle. An Essential Tool to the Farmers. Suitable for any Journey and any work during Summer and Winter too. FEATURES: *Four wheel drive *Gearbox: high, low, neutral and reverse. *Gas and brake Pedals, steering wheel are conventional. *Excellent stability. *Automatic transmission. *Steel frame, fiber-glass body. *Approx, speed: 50-60 M,P.H, SPECIFICATIONS hV)R MODEl, 400 E: *Over,ltl length: 98 inches. *Over-all width: 52 inches. *Weight: 820 Ibs, *Height without windshield: 34 inches. *Wheel base: 63 3/8 inches. *Electric starter, 12 volt *Power disc brakes. *Bucket seats for three 13ergons, *2 cylinders, 2 stroke, 27 h.p, engine. *Fuel tank: 5 gaHon *New super muffler. *Tires (4 Ibs, pressure) 26 x 12 x 12. WARRANTY: All TERRA JET vehicles are guaranteed for a 90-day period, against any deJ'ects in , materials or workmanship, is such vehicle is used trader normal conditions, OPTIONS: Hub caps - Roll bar -- White canvas top with windows - Luggage rack -- "RPM'" Tachometer - Speedometer - Snowplough - Trailer -- Horn -- Heater- Radio. Authorized Dealer Dan - Mart Terra Jet Sales Fairview, Montana Call Ronnie Danielson, 747.5555 or Duane Martin, 747-5681 for demonstration I I I gll II I I I II I PARKING PROTESTER -- Jim Carranza, student body president, was among those at Sidney Senior High School promoting Earth Week, lst week, by providing traffic citations -- without a fine -- to those who drove cars to school. The students also distributed literature on how to prevent litter and pollution, as well as doing somethisg about it by cleaning - up several areas around the school. -- Bonnie Roberts Photo Girard Area Ne E3 By TERRY JOHNSON was finished, i ::::: ' Izetta Jensen and Carol Simonson attended the PLCW convention held at the Pella Lutheran Church on Tuesday. Wednesday afternoon, the Girard Homemakers met at the Girard Hall to accomplish the task of painting the benches. The Homemakers and their husbands painted the rest of the hall last fall. The Girard Homemakers held their regular meeting at the home of Meryl Salsbury, Thursday. Final plans for the Country Flea Market, to be held Saturday, May 6, at the Girard Hall, were made. The market will be open from 1:36 to 5 p.m. and homemade pie, cinnamon rolls and coffee will be sold for lunch. There will be a wide selection of goods at the market and everyone is en- couraged to attend. Jim Arneson arrived from Duncan, Okla., Thursday., and will be working in the com- munity this spring. The ladies of the Girard Homemakers met at the Girard Hall, Friday afternoon, to finish painting the benches and to do some cleaning. That evening, the men also helped in cleaning the basement and back porch. After all the work oyster stew at the Daniels home. Larry Simonson Great Falls this visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. Whiteman and daughter Mr. and Mrs. boys were dinner guests Loyd Salsburys, Sunday. occasion was to celebrate and Mrs. Whiteman's wedding anniversary. The next regular meeti the q held at Bob's Grove, May 21. Past members members of invited to attend. There an assortment of races, with prizes to be The potluck picnic will startl I p.m. Jim Jimf Excavating Water, Sewer and Back- Hoe Work Home Phone 482-2 Mobil Phone Sidney, Montana "1 dig Vote For Both Art Sorteberg Republican for Richland Co. Commissioner [ Constitution June Primary Pal. Adv. Art SPALDING FULL SIZE 2- Piece Enamelware Sauce Pan Set....... =1 oo FIELDERS GLOVE k Clearance Sale NORCET CHINA PATTERNS ..... off ..... TEFLON BUNDT PAN By Nordis Ware In Tangerine or Avocado Specially Priced at $ 3 4 9 t One Rack of Sherwin - Williams Paint . . . . . . . =;Ss..,,- -CLOSEOUT SPECIAL- REG. $9.95 $ O0 Attend The Lion's Club Auction Saturday FISHING RODS --GREAT LAWN VALUE--- Ortho Lawn Food Closeout =1 00 Off Large selection To Choose From MINNOW TRAPS Reg $2.59 =198 Save *3 00 12,000 sq. ft. Bag Reg. $10.95 $7 9s i II II Save *2 00 6,000 sq. ft. Bag Re $5.95 $ 39 5 5/8 Inch Garden Hose 10c Sunshine Peat Moss 4 cu. ft. Re $4.30 5 cu. ft. Reo $6.60 $398 $5so Per Foot Valley Hardware SIDNEY, MONTANA