News Briefs and Old Advertisements from the Capper’s Farmer August 1929 Issue

News briefs from the August 1929 issue of Capper’s Farmer include articles on sowing pig pastures in fall, a cistern for poultry and more.

| Summer 2019


Fall Sown Pig Pasture

By John J. Avenue

Reuben Jackson, from Har-rison County, Iowa, uses fall rye so he will have the earliest pasture in spring for hogs. For justification, he points to his success last spring with 76 pigs from 10 sows that ranged over a 1-acre rye patch.

“Rye is a fine spring pasture,” said Jackson. “It is ready to graze by April 1. If you don’t pasture it too heavily and too long, it will seed itself back, so another fall sowing will not be necessary. Usually I remove the pigs in June and run them on a fresh field of sweet clover or alfalfa. That saves enough rye for reseeding.”


A Cistern for Poultry

By R.E. Grubbs



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