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PALMER NORBY I0.1he Iney l-lenld, Sidney, Mont., Wed., Oct. 17,1973 Free Smorgasbord Serving 7 pnm. Fri., Oct. 26 Triangle Nite Club  NEWS NOTES from Your  County Extenston Agent making selectlom within his herd, andalso to parhcasors of breeding stock. There are some costs associated with ,perfmnce records. The first step in performance testing is identification of all  in t berd. Earta@ are the most popular device. The major factors needed for identifying ind/vidual animals are ease of read and per- manence. Calves should be tagged when born, preferable with a nun,.r identifying them with their mothers. Other costs associated with perfr testing are for gathering information and calculating data. The amount of information used in a performance testing program depends upon the goals of the cattleman. Because most cow . calf operations sell calves at weaning, weaning weight is an economic trait which should be used in the testing program. Research has shown that weaning weight is a greater reflection of the cow's per- fonnance than of the sire's. Performance testing iden* tffies beth superior cows and low producers. It creates a history on each cow. Thus, nmnagement b able to utilize the records to determine which cows should be kept and which should be culled. Performance records also are useful in selection of replacement heifers. Heifers from superior cows are more likely to pass on deskable traits than heifers born to inferior cows. Performance records allow buyers of breeding animals to see how an animal performs within a herd. The purchaser will have some idea of how an animal will perform even under different conditions. More commercial cattlemen are using performance testing in today's rapidly changing beef industry. This trend probably will continue on ranches that enable the manager to identify cattle within a degree of accuracy. Service will start year end survey The Montana Crop and Livestock Reporting Service in Helena will conduct its most important end - of - the - season crop survey starting in mid - October according to Daniel L. Herbert, state statistician. About one-half the State's farm and ranch operators will receive questionnaires asking for acreage and production of 1973 crops. The results of this survey will be used to develop county, state and national statistics. Published reports will be released Dec. 10 for fectlve marketing -- especially so this year with grain marketing and prices depen- dent upon the "open market." "Quostiormaires submitted to this office are kept strictly confidential -- no persons or governmental agencies can obtain access to individual information," emphasized Herbert. Recipients of these crop questionnaires are urged to fill them out accurately and return promptly in order to insure adequate samples and reliable Gmc0mL Cattle grubs probably cause the ueateot loeees of any cattle pe Sed dmaS meat and  by the burrowing,  lower beef cattle  and producti Beef cattle producen often fail to notice the hidden tuU these inse take, but profit loses are estimated in the mlllious of dollars each year. Tbe use of pour. en systemics b a quick, slnkole method of qdng Ineecticlde to cattle to ctrol grubs and suppress cattle flee. Most ranchers prefer to use tim pour- on method becatum R enabm M to treat aninmk without working them an extra time. Most n the trea|ment Is done at weani time. There are pour - on systemic insecticides which give ex. eel]eat control of grubs in bee( cattle. Precautio on labels should be studied and followed carefully. Many of these products have restrictions as to formulation and strength, dosage and days before an/mak can be slaughtered. Some ce should not be used during the winter (November through February) because of danger to the health of the stoc PERFORMANCE TESTING Mentmm pioneered and still b e of the leading states in cattle pormance testing. Montana Beef Performance Auoclatien, one of the largest performance testing organizat/om, offers an ep. portunity for both purebred and commercial cattlemen to record, calculate and advertise performance tested cattle. Many breed organizations also make available useful methods of testing their cattle. Some also make their services available to non-members for a , Poster winners Fire Prevention Week poster contest winners are pictured above with their awards. Standing on the fire truck wheel well is first place winner in the fkst through third grade d/vlslon, Matt lee. At top right is honorable mention winner in that d/vlston, Debble Koch. Bobby Kenney won honorable mention in the fourth through sixth grade d/vision and Jody Thomas, at right, was first place winner. The contest was sponsored locally by the Volunteer Fire Department. -- Dennis Bonth Photo Mona-Charley Creek News Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fisher, Missoula, spent last week at the Les Candee home. Mrs. Oscar Labodlee, Ray, N. D., is visiting her son, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hagen, south Poplar. Mr. and Mrs. Harold the Mel Rauscbendorer home. Several families attended the John Deere appreciation dinner in Culbertson, Saturday, and also the 25th anniversary celebratloa for Mr. and Mrs. Joe Prevost in Sidney, Saturday. Performan testhlg b a tool improve the economic traits of cattle. Performance records ure uaeful to the herd owner tn ttt grains, and mid - January for late eeMon  .... ., Accurate information on  Montana's and the nation's agriculture Is essential to el. NOTICE Dr. John O'Sullivan, M.D., will be out of the office and the office will be dosed October 18 through Veteran's Day 22. Alao note that new hours for tho office will now be Monday through Thursday, 9 to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 to 12. John O'Sullivan, M. D. iiiiii i lilt ill iii I II I I II FRANCES STEPPLER Barbie Ruffatto, MSU, spent last weekend at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Cal Steppler spent the weekend visiting their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Thonmen, Billings. They also attended the wedding statistics. Copies of the report of John Irigoin and Karen will be sent to all who  to M""w receive the survey results, " .... Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin Television has Oct. 20 special Television viewers of the area, may be interested in the unusual World Evangelism Special to be presented Oct. 20, from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a,m. on Charnels 5, 8 and 10, KFYR. TV, KUMV-TV, and KMOT-TV. This is premted by the World Literature Crusade and many outstanding Christian leaders will be featured during the five and a half hour long program, mm m Just Arrived... Carload of Massey-Ferguson 3 and 4 bottom spinner plows Th offictmt revorsible plow can turn three or four, 16" or la" furrows every trtp through the field. Reverm the bottonm at the end of the field and go hack In the same furrow. Leave the M wifl dead furrows. Mount R on the 3, point hitch of your Masse/. Ferguson tractor for fuel and t/me saving automatic draft control. MF 57 la a high clearance plow with ex(mllent vert/cal fore-and.aft clearance. That means omouth trash flow. Plow 8" to 16" deep. Hydraul/c eyl/nder reverses the plow at the end of the field. This Is ideal for lrrtgat/ hu'ming,  soft the same direction on contoured or l'Jdlaide fields. Make dmrp, fat turns eve on narrow headlands. Reduce e loes. See your Massey dealer today , Stai Implement ComPany i I [ II Ill II rl I I iI Ill| I I ilmlll i i i j_ I accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Herman Keller, Elmdale, to Miles City, Sunday, to visit Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hagen. Tuesday callers at the Duane Martin home were Mr. and Mrs. Ronnle Schuetze and Mallnda, Culbertson. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bolllnger, Atwood, Ind., and Cliff Martin, Sidney, visited at the Harold Martin's, Wed. nesday. Mrs. Bollinger is'a niece of Cliff Martin and the Bollinger's brought Mr. Martin home after be visited relatives in Atwoed. Mrs. Henry Miller ac- companied Mrs. Harry Hagen and Mrs. Oscar Labodlee, south Poplar, to a surprise birthday party in observance of Mrs. Frank Mattlln's 80th birthday last week. . Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin spent the past weekend in Weyburn, Sask., attending a lectureship at Western Christian College. They were houaeguests of Mrs. Ennls Foulkes. Kathy Fbes, Great Falls, and Cynthia Foss, MSU, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foes, last weekend. Those attending the birthday party for Bruce McCollurn on his 75th birthday at the Harold Tolkedorf's were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schrnitz, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Martin and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin, Lee McC and Mr. and Mrs. Harold TollmdorL tu u R4Y /:OR 4CTION Justins a rarin' to go when ,t lats arc =lling it quits. That'S baue Justin craft,n build each  to aure maxi- mm durabii/ a/ sutb fit and orafoct. When the aion is fall amJ hard , . , you'll always : Jusins. Style 1533 Rawhide Yellowstone Mercantile Co. Tolkedorf drove to Miles City one day f week where Harold attended an PEA meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Mr. and Mrs. Knapp, Lambert, were Sunday dinner guests at Mr. and Mrs.:Beochea,  Glasgow, visited their nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bengochea and the Jean- and Bert Bidegaray families. in appreciation to customers and friends See George B. Swenson BLUE SHIELD for Famous Group or indWtduai Health Plms 220 E. Main Office 482 - 2312 Home 482- - NOTICE Hydrants will be Thurs., Oct. Beginning at 10 City Water De Do yourself a Get a s o TV-750 BLACK & WHITE PORTABLE TV 7-inch screen measured dia Built*in battery/recharge Weighs only 10 Ibs, 7 oz. (15 Ibs. optional batteries) Operates on AC or DC (' accessories) Solid state reliability Personal earphone White or gray cabinet with chrome ISON"Y Ask mayone. Sidney Music 115 E. Main CATTL! :MEN! i !i/iiiiiiill  i! iiiii ', LOOK NO F INTRODUCING the CENEX FEEDER W Formed steel- No hang-ups when you're in a huwj 24 ft. long, 8 ft. wide 300 Bushel Metal Cattle Feeders Mounted on Skids Feed-Corn Siloge-Hey -Feed Everything SEE US FOR  STOCK RACKS CATTLE OILER CALF. B t ,.,o,. STATE win:::ized CO OP . hre the customer ,is e conga?