The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 14, 1960, FARM and HOME section, Image 18

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    reports Gerald Winter, Neenah, Wis. “We have to pick up
milk in all kinds of weather—over all kinds of roads. Where
we once needed chains, Firestone Super All Tractions pull
us through without a hitch. W. H. Hoffman, our Oshkosh
Firestone Dealer, backs his tires with good service, too.”
Like Gerald Winter, you’ll find Firestone truck tires deliver
extra service at no extra cost!
• FIRESTONE RUBBER-X, the longest wearing rubber ever
used in Firestone truck tires, greatly prolongs tread life.
in strength for top impact resistance in roughest hauling.
tread, all-season tire for traction on highways, mud or snow.
s FIRESTONE ALL TRACTION TIRE: improved road mile
age with top traction for feed lots, soft fields and lanes.
s FIRESTONE TRANSPORT TIRE: designed and built for
maximum mileage at minimum cost in general farm hauling.
Extra service at no extra cost—that’s the Firestone story over
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And remember. Firestone's FREE NEW TRACTOR TIRE
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with Firestone tires on all your wheels!
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Here's a group of range-reared pul
lets that are nearly ready to be
housed. Pullets from this flock can
be quite profitable producers in the
laying house but you need to know
the conditions under which they
have been grown. Without knowing
this, you can't very well evaluate
the pullet or know specifically what
to do once the pullets are housed.
More egg producers are giving serious thought to buying
pullets, that are about ready to lay, from specialized
growers. Many farm flock owners across the Midwest
say they can buy healthier pullets than they can grow on
their own farm—and they do better in the laying house.
But you need to use caution in buying started pullets.
The pullet can be expected to be only as good as its gen
etic Background and the type of management under
which it is grown. Also, the quality of pullet is far more
important than the price.
If you think you may want to buy some started
pullets between now and the late fall, begin by re-evaluat
ing the various strains. Results of Random Sample Tests
are probably your best guide. If your hatcBeryman
doesn’t have results of tests conducted during the last
few years, write the extension poultryman at your agricul
tural college. By studying the results of several years’
tests you’ll have a better idea of how the various strains
stand in performance.
Next, start looking for a good reputable grower that
has the strain of pullets you want. Ask him for names
of people who have bought pullets in the past. It’s im
portant that this be done well ahead of the time you want
to actually move the pullets into your laying house. Many
egg producers find it is really to their advantage to place
an order even before the grower starts to brood the chicks.
You can then keep a check on the growth and health of
the pullets throughout the growing period.
By all means, know the precise feeding, sanitation,
vaccination and management program being used by the
pullet raiser. Is his place clean and well run? What type
of feeding program is he using? What is his vaccination
program for such things as Newcastle, bronchitis and
fowl pox? Does he worm the pullets?—If so, when?
It's important that you know these things so you can
evaluate the pullets and know what will need to be done
when you get them in the laying house. If you’re not sure
how to evaluate the grower’s methods, ask your feed man,
hatcheryman or other poultry specialist to visit the
grower’s operation with you. His views may be of help.
Well before the time you’re to take delivery of the
pullets, make sure all equipment and facilities are thor
oughly cleaned. It takes more than just some clean litter
on the floor and in the nests. Completely clean the house,
sweep down all dust and then thoroughly disinfect the
entire house, feeders, waterers, nests and roosts. Often
a disease can lay dormant in the laying house. If new
pullets are brought into such conditions they may quickly
become infected, even though they were originally in per
fect health.
The actual movement of the new pullets from the
grower’s farm to your laying house puts a serious strain
on the birds. It takes a strong, well-grown pullet to with
stand the handling and movement to your farm. Most
pullet growers cull the pullets closely before loading them
on the truck. In fact, some growers will let you make a
further 10* cull before they leave the farm. This helps
assure you of a better pullet.
Movement of these pullets can often cause them to
react similarly to new feeder cattle with shipping fever.
Therefore, it’s a good idea to have them treated with an
antibiotic before they leave the grower’s farm—it will
help reduce the stress.
Make it as easy as possible for these new pullets to
adjust themselves to your laying house. See that they have
plenty of fresh, cool water and adequate ventilation. Use
a feeding program that’s been previously worked out with
your feed dealer. These precautionary steps can prevent
death losses and limit any extra stresses. It’s all a vital
part of giving you a pullet that will perform well in the
nest and show you a good profit.
These confinement reared pullets
J have been given plenty of floor,
feeder and waterer space to help
them remain thrifty. Occasional
visits with the pullet grower can
keep you up to date on the progress
of the flock. It will also give you an
t opportunity to become acquainted
| with the feeding, health and gen
eral management practices used.
This may look like a brand new laying house but ac
tually it's one that has been thoroughly cleaned to give
new pullets the best of conditions once they arrive. All
old litter was removed from this house, equipment com
pletely cleaned and disinfected and fresh new litter
added. This egg producer wants to make sure the new
pullets don't come in contact with any old diseases and
parasites from the previous flock.
These pullets are just about to reach full production.
They were well grown and handled carefully when
moved from the grower's farm to the laying house. A
well-designed program of feeding and management
under the guidance of the local feed dealer had these
pullets into production when they were about 22 weeks
of age. They now show promise of a high level of pro
duction and good profits.
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