The banker-farmer news bulletin
Fuller, J. G.
The Banker-farmer news bulletin. Bulletin no. 19: market requirements for hogs PDF (1.1 MB)
for the day. These hogs should be trim and neat, stand up on their legs, have a slight arch in their back, ears well carried and general style and finish that is an unmistakable guarantee of the high quality carcasses which they will yield. The shipping associations now operating make it possible for the farmer to send to the central markets hogs in less than carload lots and thereby receive the top price fpr any number of choice hogs-he may choose to sell at any one time. The packers who handle the great bulk of hogs sent to market prefer that the supply be more uniform through the year instead of so liberal during fall and early winter. It is only natural that the large supply come then, but farmers who can should follow their advice for the period of greatest supply is also one of lowest prices. VALUE OF INOCULATION VS. COST OF CHOLERA Packers are insisting that there be a marked improvement in the health of hogs brought to market. Their greatest losses are from tuberculosis and cholera, by far the most from carcasses condemned for tuberculosis. A leading packing plant at Milwaukee reports that fully 251% of the hogs which pass through their plant are retained on account of tuberculosis. A portion of the carcasses, usually the head, is condemned. The loss at this plant due to tuberculosis in swine is approximately $100,000 per year. It is common belief that far too great a prevalence of tuberculosis in Wisconsin is due to feeding skimmilk from factories where it is returned unpasteurized to farmers, and from- swine following effected cattle. The farmers will do well to guard against this menace to pork production for the lnos in the end is theirs. -d ) i. . is - The Banker-Farmer Ecage oasre the following Qusslen: WHY NO'T RAISE HEALTHY PUREBRED HOGS OF THE TYPE AND FINISH DEMANDED BY THE MARKET?; Such hogs are more economical to raise. They mature earlier. They produce more pork for the same amount of feed. The beet can be saved and sold for breedug purposes. They -Increase farm profits. THE BANKER-FAmU EXCHANGE Is in touch with hog breelers all over the State and Is in position to refer farmers to breeders who nave hogs for sale. Do you want a purebred sow or gilt? Are you looking forward to buying a good purebred boar ? We have good stock of *11 bteedas lited for ake cheap. We also have a large number of grade and purebred dairy eows Hobtetna Guernseys, Jerseys, Brown Swiss and Ayrdbire, listed for sale. See your banker or wrte Banker-Farmer Ecae - . D. IL 0DX, Director. IIM cb&Aorne Ave. m W. : l I -
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