The Sun-News (Levelland, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 43, Ed. 1 Monday, March 17, 1947 Page: 3 of 8
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THE SUN - NEWS, Levelland, Tex*.
l-H Contest Aims
For Improvement -
Df Mi Products
Determined to improve milk
output of their herds, 100,000
youthful dairymen will receive
special training in the 1947 Na-
tional 4-H Dairy Production
awards program. This is the
eleventh consecutive year of the
^tivity, which is under the di-
action of the Federal and State
Through the program, partici-
pants learn scientific principles
of cleanliness and sanitation as
applied to, production and care
of milk and other dairy products,
which they practice at home as
well as demonstrate in their
That this training produces re-
Aults is reflected in a survey of
State winners—both boys and
girls—in 27 states. Over periods
of 4 to 11 years, the 27 club
members handled in their 4-H
dairy projects a total of 535 se-
lect animals, the combined gross
income from which was $113,812.-
Outstanding records of a-
chievement receive recognition
in the form of merit awards pro-
..Yiiiesi by Kraft Foods Co. These
comprise medals of honor to first
and second place county winners;
$25.00 U. S. Savings Bonds to
eight state winners in two class-
es, and trips to the National 4-H
Club Congress, Chicago, to ten
sectional winners. Six sectional
winners will be selected to re-
ceive the national award of a
$200.00 college scholarship.
Last year’s state winner In
Texas was Warren Orr, Jr. of
Tulia. County winners were
were named in Lamar, Llano,
^.ubbock, Montgomery, Moore,
Newton, Nolan, Polk, Red River,
Scurry, Smith, Somervell, Swish-
er, Taylor, Titus, Upshur, Van
Zandt, Walker, Wood, Erath,
Johnson, Potter, Waller, Bastrop,
Bowie, Brazos, Callahan, Camp,
Comal, Cooke, Eastland, Fannin,
Fort Bend, Franklin, Frio, Gray-
son, Grimes, Hale, Hall, Harde-
man. Harris, Hood, Hopkins,
Howard, Jasper, Jones, and Kerr
County extension agents will
supply full information concern-
ing this program.
I Krueger, Hutchinson and Overton Clinic
J. T. Krueger, M.D., F.A.C S.
J. H. Stiles, M.D., F.A.C.S.
O. R. Hand, M. D.
Frank W. Hudgins, M. D.
H. E. Mast, M.D. (Urology)
EYE, EAR, NOSE & THROAT
W. H. Gordon, M.D., F.A.C.P.
R H. McCarty, M. D.
J. T. Hutchinson, M. D. &
Ben B. Hutchinson, M. D.
E. M. Blake, M. D
G. S. Smith, M.D. (Allergy)
INFANTS AND CHILDREN
R. K. O’Loughlin. M. D.
M. C. Ovarton, M. D.
A Arthur Jenkins, M. D.
X-RAY AND LABORATORY
A. G. Barsh, M. D.
J. B. Rountree, M. D.
LUBBOCK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
PATHOLOGICAL LABORATORY, X-RAY and RADIUM
School of Nuralng fully recognized for credit by Unlv. of Texas
J. O. Bush, Jr., Administrator
J. H. Felton, Business Manager
Texas Livestock Populatiai Slows
Decline Says Dept Of Agricultnre
An educator, journalist, au-
thor, lecturer and engine-
Will Speak at the
8:00 P. M.
Tues., March 18
fm ' $■'
Hubert S. Liang
WASHINGTON. — Texas’ live-
stock population is on the de-
cline, figures just released by the
Department of Agriculture show.
The trend is general over the
This movement is a part of a
cycle and should continue from
four to seven years, department
The value of all livestock, re-
flecting ' the economics of the
times, on Jan. 1, 1947, reached
the highest figure on record.
The grain feed supply for live-
stock was substantially Improved
over a year ago.
Here are the latest figures,
showing national totals in all
principal categories of livestock
—population, on feed, slaugh-
tered—and Texas figures where
The value of all cattie. sheep,
hogs, horses and mules in the
'United States, as of Jan. 1, 1947,
was $11,251,995,000. The value of
all livestock of these classes a
year earlier was but $9,021,977,-
000, and the average annual
value for the 10-year period from
1936 through 1945 was $6,202,-
995,000. The 1947 value was 25
per cent over the Jan. 1, 1946
The population of all cattle,
including calves, on farms and
ranches throughout the United
States on Jan. 1, was 81,050,000,
as compared with 82,434,000 on
JAn. 1, 1946, and 1936-45 average
of 73,342,000. The corresponding
figures for Texas: 8,750,000 ; 9,-
025.000 and 7,783,000. The value
of Texas cattle on Jan. 1, 1947,
Included in the total cattle fig-
ures were these on milk cows:
For the U. S. as of Jan. 1—26,-
100,000; Jan. 1, 1946—26,695,000;
1936-45—25,823,000. For Texas—
1,453,000; 1,514,000 and 1,476,000.
Total value Texas milk cows as of
Jan. 1, 1947 was $136,500,000.
Sheep on farms and ranches
I in the U. S. on Jan. 1 totaled
38.571.000 head, compared with
42.436.000 a year earlier and 51,-
901.000 for 1936-45. Correspond-
ing figures for Texas: 8,523,000
valued at $76,500,000 ; 9,305,000
Liquidation of sheep continued
because of economic factors.
Stock sheep for U. S. as a whole
reached the lowest level on rec-
ord since 1867. The number of
sheep and lambs on feed on Jan.
1 was set at 6,029,000, compared
with 6,837,000 head for same date
in 1946. The respective figures
for Texas: 215,000 and 175,000.
Sheep and wool men mean-
while are keeping an anxious
eye on what Congress does rel-
ative to establishing a definite
wool policy. Despite a current
tariff of 34 cents a pound, clean
basis, British wools undersell
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because British wools can be ob-
American growers can NOT
compete with Australian and
New Zealand producers because
of the lower labor and general
production costs of the latter.
The whole knotty problem is in
the lap of Congress.
Turning to horses and.cplts:
The number in the U. S. as of
Jan. 1, 1947 was 7,251,000; Jan.
1, 1946 there were 8,053,000, and
from 1936 to 1945 there were 10,-
259.000. The corresponding fig-
ures for Texas: 458,000 valued at
$23,000,000 ; 509,000 and 633,000.
The U. S. mule population Jan.
1, was 2,773,000; Jan. 1, 1946 it
was 3,010,000 and 1936-45 it was
3.951.000. For Texas; 230,000
valued at $16,000,000 ; 280,000 and
Hogs throughout the U. S. on
Jan. 1 totaled 56,901,000; on Jan.
1, 1946 there were 61„300,000,
and the 1936-45 average was 57,-
367.000. For Texas: 1,716,000
valued at $44.00Q,000; 1,950,000,
Stated in terms of feed grain
consuming units, the number of
livestock on Jan. 1, 1947, was
down 5 per cent from last year.
Supplies of feed grains on farms
Jan. 1, were reported 10 per
cent larger than a year earlier.
The supply per unit of livestock
was reported 17 per cent larger
than last year.
The number of cattle and
calves on feed on Jan. 1 through-
out the U. S. was 4,307,000, com-
pared with 4,211,000 a year earl-
ier. The corresponding figures
for Texas: 121,000 and 115,000.
The 1947 -U. S. figure was 102
per cent of the 1946 total/ the
Texas figure 105 per cent.
Slaughter of cattle throughout
the United States during 1946,
according to preliminary esti-
mates, was 31,400,000 head. This
includes 12,100,000 calves.
The recorded slaughter in fed-,
erally inspected plants during
1946 was 11,413,000 beef cattle
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and 5,830,000 calves. No final
figures are available yet as to the
number killed at non-federally
inspected plants or places.
The estimated 1947 slaughter
total for the U. S., both federally
inspected and non-inspected, is
set a£ 34,700,000 head, including
21.500.000 beef cattle and 13,-
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and aft on the flight deck, start-
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propellors pull the bow to the
left and the stern to the right.
Commercial fertilizer—4-12-4 or
5-10-5 will improve growth of
home lawns when applied at the
rate of two or three pounds for
each 100 square feet of space.
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Vestal, Lois H. The Sun-News (Levelland, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 43, Ed. 1 Monday, March 17, 1947, newspaper, March 17, 1947; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1117199/m1/3/?q=yaqui: accessed February 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting South Plains College.