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SP. Ea. Che DiEetor.
OUR NATION IS CALLING FOR MORE HOGS AT HIGH -
S 15 Percent Increase in Production Needed for 1918
:Conditions the nation over were never better for profitable
Og raising. With a great reduction in the number of hogs, an
eased production of grain feeds, and an increased demand for
irk, the hog is a most profitable animal. The U. S. Department
f Agriculture has started a campaign to increase hog production
n1918, 15 percent over that of 1917. There is a serious shortage
pork now, and unless this increase is made the shortage will be
ute next year.
Good Price are Assured
The scartity of hogs is alone an assurance of good prices.
n addition the U. S. Food Administration is exercising its in-
uence to fit a minimum price of $15.50 a hundred pounds for the
erage of packers' droves on the Chicago market.
S'. A 15 Percat Increase Easly Possible.
Hogs can be produced in Florida on practically every farm.
-greater increase in this State will not be a burden. If a farmer
d 4 sows this year and will breed 5 next year, he will show a
5 percent increase. If hebreeds 8 next year where he bred only
his, he will have a 50 percent increase, and breeding 7 instead
t. will net an increase of about 17 percent.
STo care for this increase a few more acres of corn, peanuts,
set bean, and pastures may be required, and a little extra
|may be needed.
San the G eriaueat Count on You In This Emergency?
ai: it als :hogs is a ian's work,--it presents difficulties. But
.difficulj.ie. labor and crop shortages are as nothing cmn-
~ed to thej faqed by o6r soldiers in France. They are giving
rythitnCWhOt are you giving?
i:aise a few more fat hogs, that are sure to sell at a remark-
y high pri
SAuyi Brood Sows for Sale?
Many farmers would likeoto buy brood sows. If you have
:sews you cannot keep, please notify this office, or your
y Agent, who will tryo place them for breeding purposes.
SP. H. ROLFS, Director.
son Circular, No. 1.