Iowa Farm Science: Volume 10, Issue 2
The purpose of tis section is to keep you informed on what your agricultural experiment station is doing as well as to give you the results of research. This month's section reports on research in "farm business."
The American dairy industry is climbing toward increased output per cow. During the past 30 years United States dairy farmers have boosted average yearly milk production per cow one-third - from 4,167 pounds in 1924 to 5,512 pounds in 1954. The past decade has seen an increase from 4,572 pounds in 1944 to the 5,512 pound level of 1954- a jump of over a fifth.
A home freezer takes the form of a "super market" right in your own home. The convenience and satisfaction can't be measured in dollars and cents. But making it pay its own way takes careful planning and good management.
The way you manage your farm - what you produce and how you produce it depends partly on your family goals. The outstanding goal of most farm families is to attain the greatest possible satisfactions of life.