Iowa Farm Science: Volume 19, Issue 12
Brief reports of research at your experiment station at Iowa State University. This month's report describes research on the flavor components of ham, how sunlight and row width affect crop yields, poultry rations, and contamination of eggs.
School vacations mean that children have more "free" time on their hands. Children will be filling the three months of summer with some kind of experience. With parental supervision, those experiences can be the meaningful variety.
Early spring strength in the cattle market boosted average prices for Choice steers (Chicago) to the $26 level by early May. This was $5 above the low marks of a year earlier - and $1.50 to $2.00 above the winter market.
The pattern of egg production is changing not only in Iowa and the midwest but nationally. Here's a summary of changes over a recent 10-year period and an explanation of some reasons for the change.
The old standby, oat straw, is often scarce by late winter. Iowa State University dairy workers have been evaluating high yielding crops like sudangrass, sudan-sorghum crosses and close-drilled corn as bedding materials.