What Every Farmer Should Know About Taking Care of Farm Animals (Dec, 1955)

What Every Farmer Should Know About Taking Care of Farm Animals

The Most Popular Veterinary Guide Ever Printed

This practical and helpful VETERINARY GUIDE FOR FARMERS prepares the farmer to perform many routine veterinary tasks—provides quick information that can often save the life of an animal—prevents disease in herds— saves money on the farm in a hundred different ways.

$200.00 In Six Months From 20 Hens (Feb, 1909)

$200.00 In Six Months From 20 Hens

TO the average poultryman that would seem impossible, and when we tell you that we have actually done a 1500.00 Poultry business with 20 hens on a corner in the city garden 30 feet wide by 40 feet long we are simply stating facts.



Two Louisiana women discover that they can increase the monetary value of a sheep pelt nine times by turning it into a fluffy, white rug.


Living near De Ridder, Louisiana, are two hobbyists who don’t count sheep (when they retire for the evening) but do count sheep pelts. They are Mrs. Virginia Dittmeyer and Mrs. Dot Graber, who live in the sheep-raising territory of their home state.

Insect Farmers Reap a Fortune in Butterflies (Nov, 1936)

Insect Farmers Reap a Fortune in Butterflies

Ten thousand dollars for a butterfly! An English collector paid that for one rare tropical fly, the “Charaxes Fournierai,” of which there are but two known specimens— and that is why butterfly farming is a profitable, yet little-known industry.

Senses of Blind Not More Acute / Illuminated Dog to Lead Blind (Sep, 1930)

What exactly is an illuminated dog? Is it a dog with a light on it? Because I think dogs can see fairly well in the dark..

Senses of Blind Not More Acute

THE popular idea that blind persons develop especially delicate senses of hearing and touch to compensate in part for loss of sight is exploded by Professor Pierre Villey, of the University of Caen, France, in summarizing recent psychological and physiological tests.

Baby Bottles Feed Young Porkers (Apr, 1931)

Baby Bottles Feed Young Porkers

WHEN a family of his young porkers were orphaned at the age of two days, John Vincent, a farmer of Wayne, Michigan, constructed a novel feeding trough to supply the pigs with milk. The bottles were arranged on a board as shown below.

Worm by the Yard (Jul, 1952)

Worm by the Yard

NEAR Loch-on-the-Bass, a tiny village tucked away among the green hills of Southern Victoria, Australia, a hunter stamps his way along the mossy banks of bush gullies. Suddenly he hears a squelching, sucking gurgle, reminiscent of the last gallon or two of water leaving a bath.

FLEA FROLICS (Jun, 1946)


Here are some highly talented fleas —dancers, pullers, racers, kickers.

CAN you jump 1500 feet?

Can you carry four tons?

These fleas can (in proportion), so don’t look down your nose at them. They’re strong guys. And tough.



WHAT’S the secret of gathering thousands of wild animals from every corner of the globe and getting them to live happy and contented lives in the same zoo?

Polar bears fresh from the Arctic, babirusas and gorillas from the jungle, grizzlies from the mountains and rare fennec foxes from the barren Sahara all live in different climates, eat different foods and have different habits, yet they can be made to thrive in the same menagerie.

“Hold That Pose”—Laddie Takes a Try at Photography (Aug, 1929)

“Hold That Pose”—Laddie Takes a Try at Photography

“STEADY, now—there!” That’s probably what this canine photographer shown above is telling Pussy as she is getting her picture taken for the family album. They are the best of friends and have long since disregarded the conventional “greeting” that usually ensues when a dog sights a cat. In fact, Laddie has championed her cause so many times it’s getting to be a habit. Pussy is having difficulty in holding the pose, for a mouse is in the offing. And who cares about a picture at such a time?