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Insect-Resistant Alfalfa A project designed for the de- velopment of an insect-resistant variety of alfalfa looks real creep-feeding as a routine man- agement practice for all produc- ers. In a two-year test with a co- operator near Moorcroft in the late 50's we were able to increase gains of steer calves (Hereford cows) only 7-9 pounds. They ate about 290 lbs. of creep during the 98-121 day summer period. Last summer we conducted a creep feeding study with a rancher on the Big Laramie River. He had Hereford, Angus-Hereford, and Hereford-Holstein crossbred cows in the control group and the creep-fed group. Calves in the creep-fed group consumed about promising," according to C. C. 3 lb. of creep-feed/day for the urkhardt, professor of entomol- 102-day period. In this trial they ogy at the University of Wyoming. gaified 69 lb. more than the con- If it succeeds, the use of insec- trol calves. In all of the studies ticides and the resulting damage caused by insecticides will be re- duced. Insecticides often kill ben- eficial insects and have been known to contaminate hay. Alfalfa weevil, pea aphid and lygus (or plant bugs) are the major pests causing the problems for the alfalfa grower. Research plots are located at the substations at Torrington, Gil- lette, Sheridan, Powell and Af- ton for a balance of different cli- mates and environments. we used a commercial creep feed. Creep-feeding may pay if pas- ture conditions are poor due to a drouth or overgrazing, or if cows are known to be poor milkers. Creep-feeding may also be advan- tageous for calves from first-calf heifers. It may simplify weaning and fit into a preconditioning pro- gram. In a Kansas study, 72 Hereford cows and calves which were sum- mered on native bluestem pasture Immunity against the insects were divided into two groups on Would be the best possible result Sept. 21, thirty days before wean- but is almost imposible to a- ing. One group was continued on chieve. The acceptable result is native range and the calves in resistance of the insects which the other group had access to a raeans that a few insects will be mixture of 60% dehydrated alfal- present but not damaging and fa and 40% dry rolled milo in a the third possible result is toler- creep feeder. During the 30-day ance, which means the plant can period before weaning the creep- tolerate a certain amount of in- ed calves ate 2.6 lbs. of creep/ sects with out damage, head/day and gained 9.6 lbs. more bWays of evaluating the study is than the control calves during Y insect count and damage read- this period. After weaning both lngs. Records of the number of groups were kept separate and for an additional 30 days. Calves Insects in the study plots are Combined with the extent and type of damage which has been done to the plants in an effort to deter- ntine the differences from one Variety to the next. Creep Feeding Beef Calves Gains of calves can be profit- ably increased by creep feeding Provided certain conditions are Present on a given ranch unit. For that reason, C. J. Kercher, University of Wyoming Animal Nutritionist doesn't recommend that had previously been creep- fed gained an additional 14.4 lb. more weight during this 30-day postweaning period than the calves not receiving creep feed before weaning. They apparently adjusted easier to weaning as they ate 11.2 lb. of the creep/feed/ head/day compared with 10.5 lb./ head/day for the control calves. THE SUNDANCE TIMES Sundance, Wyo. July 5, 1973 COW POKES By Ace Reid 'You'd better look at him good Jake, next time you see 'em he will be coming across a super market counter in Bostonl" Let's talk it over ! If you have a bothersome money problem try us for a solution-You'll be pleasantly surprised! We make loans at low bank rates and easy re- yment schedules! Loans are only part of our LL SERVICE banking! Lettert0 Dear Editor: Much interest has been aroused in our county in regard to our medical facilities. This is good. Good? Yes. People should be interested in our county govern- ments. However, many adverse comments have been and are be- itn~, made regarding our hospi- doctors, hospital staff and hospital board. This is a sad and tragic situation. In a community such as ours, or in any community, cooperation by all concerned is the desired effort. Without this concentrated effort by all, it is all of us who suffer. Some of the publicity given to our medical problems (I do not intend this to be interpreted to mean our local paper) has been interpreted wrongly. Having had numerous emer- gency meetings over the past months, listening to all involved and interested .parties, the deci- sion reached at a very late hour June S, 1973, by the then active board, read as follows (this was in the form of a motion, present- ed to board, and passed): I move that we attempt IMMEDIATELY to work out an agreement, for a period of six months, with Dr. Brown, Dr. Black, Mr. Paur, pro- fessional hospital staff, and any other doctor who wishes to come and practice. However, any per- son or persons not interested in this effort and resigns, the resig- nations will be accepted." The feeling of the board was that any person working in the community for a period of six months, working not only in their respective job but working to- ward cooperation and under- standing, they would have not de- sired to leave. Everyone reali- zes we cannot have a successful hospital without doctors or staff. Both are a required necessity I have resigned from the Crook County Hospital Board of Trust- ees but felt the above statement should be quoted in text. It was an interesting and exhausting year on the board, learning much and becoming frustrated when so many things seemed unattainable and yet feeling it to be so terri- bly important, asking God's Guid- ance, leaving the board with a deep feeling of humble sorrow: our problems had not been solved. Thanks. Mrs. Fred (Lee) Kummerfeld Beaver Creek Itomemakers to Send Christmas Cards to Children's Hospital Plans were made to send pic- ture Christmas cards to the Chil- dren's Hospital in Lander during the June meeting of the Beaver Creek Homemaker's club at the home of Peggy McAmis. Linda McAmis gave a report on the denmnstration which she and Pat Brimmer attended cal- led "Understanding Teenagers." A thank you letter was read from the state hospital at Evans- ton for flower seed which was sent there, and plans were made to order arthritis books and dis- tribute them among interested members. Linda McAmis gave a quiz on Presidents and also a travel re- port on her trip to Alaska in June. Delia French and Lyda Borne were reported on the sick list, and get well cards were sent to them. A sunshine box will be sent to Lyda Borne. Infant boy's and girl's two- piece suits and sun suits in cot- ton blends and knits are in stock now at the Jack and Jill Shop. Not all women are guilty of re- peating gossip. One of them has to start it. ~_~ ........ -- -- [] The CooleS Town ! all In tpm -- Air Conditioners-- -- Fans -- cut it a Ph. 283-2274 Sundoncc - _ l ...... __ .... .... -- -- II -- m