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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Sotu'Jay, Ap-ll 7, 1973 'Crop planting beneath demand' By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Farmers intend to plant about 24 3 mil- lion acres of wheat this year, considerably more than in 1972 but less than what the govern- ment is necessarj to meet demand State Vs Canada reported Friday that estimates of barley, rapeseed and flax also are be- low what Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian board, said are reeded to produce erough gram to fill do- mestic and export needs. Main reason is the farmers' decision to keep about 25 7 mil- lion acres out of m eduction m summer fallow That's a drop from 29 million acres last year, but not nearly as low as the 20 million acres suggested by Mr. Lang in an acreage guide pub- lished last month Mr. Lang said farmers should plant as many as 28 million acres to wheat, 3 7 million more than the statistics bureau esti- mated will be seeded from re- ports gleaned during a March 15 survey of farm-planting in- tentions. Last jear, farmers seeded 213 million and year before about 19 4 mil- lion. In 1970 v-heat acreage was re- duced to about 12 million under program implerrented by Mr Lang called LIFT, for Lower Inventory for Tomorrow, which paid farmers to put wheat land into other crons. It was de- signed to reduce a billion- bushel-surplus at the time. DEMAND HEAVY Since then, world droughts, particularly in Russia, have created a heavy demand for wheat. This prompted the gov- ernment, concerned that enough wheat be grown to meet sales commitments and a comfort- able stock, to call for heavily incieased wheat acreage. Of the wheat acreage, 2 fi mil- lion will be planted to Durhum wheat used to make such things as macaroni. That is a drop from 3 1 million acres last year and .4 million less than what Mr. Lang said is needed Barley acreage, estimated at 12 7 million, is up only slightlv from the 12 5 million seeded last year. Mr Lang said an in- crease of 11 per cent to 14 mil- lion acres is needed if the wheat board is to service its ex- port markets and meet domes- tic demands. Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live futures close Friday. May 4225B. Jly 4245; Sep 4100; Nov 40 SON. Thursday's volume: 10 con- tracts. THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 TO 500 HOGS SELL TUES., ot 1 p.m. ALSO -DAIRY COWS -BABY CALVES -SHEEP INCLUDED IN TUESDAY'S SALE 30 4-WAY CROSS SELECTED OPEN GILTS WEIGHING 175 TO 225 LBS. Sired by Imparted Breeders Market Hogs Shipped Daily WESTERN CANADA EXOTIC BREED SALE WED., APRIL 11th P.M. LISTINGS INCLUDE 240 HEAD SEE ADJACENT ADVERTISEMENT YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CALVES Thursday -1 p.m. 1000-HEAD-1000 Included In Thursday 3 2-YEAR-OLD BROWN SWISS BULLS 2 2-YEAR-OLD BROWN SWISS HEIFERS SPECIAL 500 TOP QUALITY HEREFORD STEERS and HEIFERS from one owner. Including 200 Replacement 500 to 550 Ibt. 300 475 Ibt. SOUTHERN ALBERTA RANCHERS REPLACEMENT HEIFER SALE Expecting Charolais, Hereford, Angui and Cross Bred Heifen WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 1 P.M. List your Top Quality Heifers new this Livestock Special! TOP DUALITY HEIFERS SOLD TO RANCHERS IN 3 WESTERN PROVINCES AT OUR LAST SAlf PLAN TO ATTEND THESE SPECIAL SALES WON., APRIL 9th FRED NELSON WARNER FRIDAY, APRIL 13- MEDICINE HAT BULL SAIE SAT., APRIL 14th EMU LAQUA FOREMOST MONDAY, APRIL 16th ERICKSON BROS. VUICAN TUESDAY, APRIL 17th MRS. K. STRANG ClARESHOLM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th HUBERT PYNE TABER WEDNESDAY. APRIL 25th TERRA SEEDS ITO.-CAfiOSTON GIGANTIC FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd REPLACEMENT HEIFER SALE-AUCTION MARKFT FRI. and SAT., MAY 4 and 5 HORSE SALE IETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION LIST YOUR FARM SALES fARIY AND BE ASSURED OF A GOOD SALE DATE. PERLECH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. located in the Hub erf Southern Alberta's livestock tndtxtry 9 miles east of en Highway 3 and Vt mile BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 a match toiver Now a landmark at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto has a new name. The clock and observation tower at the edge of the midway, leased by Shell Ca- nada Ltd. since 1955, when it was erected, has been taken over by Bulova Watch Co. ltd. World market for meat PEACE RIVER, Alta. (CP) There will be an outlet on the world market for any meat that is not consumed in Can- ada because of a consumer boycott, A. M. Runciman of Winnipeg says. Mr. Runciman, United Grain Growers president, said on a public affairs broadcast over radio station CKYL that high meat prices differed from price ircreased in previous years. "In the past when meat pric- es got high they tended to be high on a North American con- tinent basis he said. "Now we find that world meat prices in general are high and there will be an outlet on the world market for anything that isn't consumed in Canada or the United States." Mr. Runciman said he was disturbed because efforts now were being made by consumer groups through boycotts to "crack back" increased prices to livestock producers who had suffered low returns for many years, particularly in pork. "I don't know of any other group in our economy that has a setback in their wages or standard of living the way things are organized today." He said the consumer boycott of meat was an "unfortunate emotional attitude that will cause hardship to fanner-pro- ducers." REGULAR CATTLE SALE EVERY MONDAY AT A.M. Don't be content to accept one offer at home, consign your livestock to us, where you are guaranteed to have the Auction Ring full of Buyers to bid on your product. 4th ANNUAL HORSE SALE SATURDAY, MAY 12th at 7 p.m. SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER LINE UP YOUR FARM SALES NOW WHHE DATES ARE AVAILABLE PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer JOHNNY CHARLTON I.e. 293 Sales Manager GARY JENSEN Agricultural outlook Meat purchase increase predicted OTTAWA (CP) Despite higher prices and a meat boy- cott by many consumers, the agriculture department today predicted that people will buy "more meat than ever before" this spring. "Because consumer demand could change, predictions are particularly risky this the department said in a sea- sonal outlook for livestock, dairy and poultry products. But rising incomes and better socual security benefits have en- couraged people to buy meat more often. This, in turn, has led farmers to increase produc- tion, something they will con- tinue to do this year and next. Heavy demand by consumers is pushing prices up, even though farmers are marketing more beef. Cattle steers are selling between and a hundred pounds now com- pared with an average price of between likely continue to rise hi the short term. COULD COME DOWN Nevertheless, the department said, the growing number of cattle offered for slaughter could push prices down even- tually, especially if more hogs are marketed at the same time. The outlook for hogs is sim- ilarly bright for farmers. Con- sumers are eating more pork, exports have risen sharply and prices have increased dramati- cally. Although the department did not predict that hog prices would again reach the uncom- monly high price of more than a hundredweight, set earlier this year, it did say prices would continue to be above those of 1972. Prices started to rise quickly last year after a drop to about a hundredweight in 1971- Livestock report Ottawa Livestock OTTAWA (CP) -Receipts slaughter cattle and calves de- creased more than 6.500 head to 15.900 this week at Canada's 10 public sfockyards, the depart ment of agriculture reported today. "Light receipts were due to producers cautiously evaluat- ing the uncertain market be- fore delivering a spo- kesman said. Light receipts at the start cf the week barely established a price but demand improved a the week progressed. A-l steer and heifer prices in the west were steady to lower while in the east heifers held steady and steers were 50 cents to a dollar higher. D-l and 2 cow prices in the east were 50 cents lower and 50 cents to a dollar higher hi the west. Vealer calves traded ac- tively at firm prices. Feeder cattle and calf re- ceipts increased more than, 700 with approximately on offer. Prices for steers over 750 pounds were a dollar lower in the east and up to ?2 lower in the west. Eastern prices for steers 401 to 575 pounds held steady under moderate demand while western prices were steady to lower. Prices for heifers over 550 pounds and heifer calves 401 to 550 pounds were steady to lower in the west and SI lower to the east. Sheep and Iamb raceipts de- creased over 250 head with ap- proximately offered at a moder at e demand. Western [trices were steady while east- ern prices were to lower. The hog market showed gams from to except in Cal- gary where losses of were reported Eastern prices were firm. Slaughter cattle, steers A-l and A-2: Calgary 41 to 4280; Edmonton 41 to 42: Saskatoon 40.75 to 41.75; Winnipeg 42 50 to 43; Toronto 43.50 to 45; Mon- treal 42 to 43. Heifers, A-l and A-3: Calgary 39 to 41 Edmonton 39 to 40; Saskatoon 39 to 39.75: Winnipeg 40.50 to 41.50: Toronto 42.50 to 43.50. D-l and D-2 cows- Calgary 3150 to 32 40; Edmonton 31 to 32.75; Saskatoon 30 to 32; Win- nipeg 32.50 to 33; Toronto 32 to 33. Slaughter calves, good and choice veal: Edmonton 50 to 58: Jaskatoon 50 to 50; Winnipeg 60 o 66; Toronto 55 to 62; Mon- treal 61.50 to 67 50. Feeder sfesrs over 750 sounds: Calgary 40 to 43.25: Sdmonton 3? to 45: Saskatoon 38 to 44.25; Winnipeg 40 to 44; Toronto 40 to 45. Feeder steer calves 401 to 575 pounds: Calgary 45 to 50; Ed- monton 45 to 57: Saskatoon 4350 to 52.75: Winnipeg 48 to 52: Toronto 48 to 57. Good lambs: Calgary 36. Ed- monton 39 to 41; Saskatoon 29.25 to 3025: Toronto 45 to 47-50; Montreal 37 to 45 50. PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally located in the centre of a large cattle Feeding Services Available CALF FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE WED., APRIL llth 400 HEAD if Trucking if Branding it Vaccinating if Order Buying if Government Veterinary if Feeding Pens and Hog Raising Country HOG DAIRY CATTLE SALE every Saturday ot 1 p.m. SPKIAl IS BABY CALVES MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY for end list ngj JIM or JOE JURIS Picture Bvtte Auction Market Picture tone. Alto. Avctien market located 16 miles north of Urthbridoe Highway 25 Phone 733-4400 pictore Index 100 hogs dressed: Cal- gary 4050 to 4205; Edmonton 40.90 to 44.95; Saskatoon 42 40 to 44.95; Winnipeg 43.15 to 46.95; Toronto 45.80 to 50 20; Montreal 41 to 43. Perlich Livestock There were head of live- stock sold this week at Perlich Bros Auction Market Ltd. Re- ceipts included cattle and 523 hogs. Market steady to strong on last week's decline. Price quotations as follows: SLAUGHTER CATTLE Al and A2 steers 4100 to 42.20; Dl and D2 cows 3100 to 3325; D4 cows 28.00 to 30.50; bologna bulls 35 00 to 36.60. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Sfeer calves, 250 to 400 Ibs. 52 rj to 5800, 400 to 500 Ibs., 51.50 to 54.50; over 500 Ibs., 4600 to 49.50: plain quality steer calves, all weights, 4200 to 46.00; feeder steers, under 800 Ibs., 43.00 to 47.50; over 800 Ibs., 42 00 to 43.70; holstein and shortkeep steers 3750 to 4000, heifer calves, 250 to 400 Ibs., 44.00 to 4825; 400 to 500 Ibs., 4200 to 46.50; over 500 Ibs., 40.00 to 42.00: plain quality heifer calves 3800 to 4400; feeder heifers 3900 to 42.10; good quality stock cows and heifers 370.00 to 405.00; medium quality stock cows and heifers 300.00 to 350.00. HOG SAND DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs, dressed weight, 40.90 to 44.10; good weaners 2000 to 2800; light weaners 1600 to 1950; feeders, under 100 Ibs., 30.00 to 36 00; over 100 Ibs., 37.00 to 51.50; bred sows and gilts 100 00 to 120 00; baby calves 12500 to 155.00; good milk cows 450.00 to 53000: me- dium nr'k cows 350.00 to 425.00. lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: SO cattle, 76 calves, hogs; 167 lambs. SLAUGHTER CATTLE Steers: Al and A2 4050 to 41.10; Heifers: Al and A2 39.40 to 40; Cows: Dl and D2 29 to 30.90 D2 27 to 28.50 D4 23 to 26. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good feeder steers over 850 Ibs. 41 to 43.70, good feeder heifers 38 25 to 40.25. HOGS. LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week at the Lethbridge Yards 40.90 to 44.10 base price- All classes of weaner and feeder hogs meeting very good demand at steady to strong prices. Weaners 16.25 to 28.25. Light feeders under 100 Ibs. 31 to 38. Heavy feeders 100-130 Ibs 35 to 39. Heavy feeders over 130 Ibs 43 to 49 all prices per 'read. Light feeders under 100 Ibs sold from 40 to 60 per cwt Heavy feeders over ;00 Ibs sold from 32 to 38 per cwt Bred sows and gills 80 to 161. Good lambs 35 to 36. "The rapid price Increases since November have far ex- ceeded expectations in both Canada and the United the outlook said. Hog prices probably will drop in 1974, the department pre- dicted, because pig farmers will increase production this year to take advantage of the current high prices. Other products: Dairy: Limited feed supplies at high prices will limit mFk production until cows go out to pasture later this spring. With good weather and crop condi- tions, production will likely in- crease about three per cent this year to about 18.7 billion pounds. Sheep and lambs: Prices for both mutton and wool have in- creased and likely will peak later this spring. Wool prices, responding to a fashion industry demand for woollen goods, have risen to as much as 80 cents an unprocessed pound from as little as 10 cents a pound In 1969-70. Eggs: Prices should rise con- siderably later this summer as the number of laying hens a cut back under new marketing agency provisions that can regulate supplies through quotas. Broilers: Prices are up con- siderably from a year ago and will likely remain high well into the summer, the department said. "One possible dark cloud on the horizon is United States con- sumer resistance to higher prices, which has forced prices there to drop from the 43 to 44 cents a pound back to 39 to 40 cents a pound in mid-March. "Whenever the difference be- tween the U S. and Canadian prices goes to eight cents a pound or more, it can trigger a flow of imports into Canada-" Turkeys: Prices will remain firm as consumers continue to eat up increased production. SPECIAL AUCTION SALE MONDAY, APRIL 9th 7 p.m. -AT- HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S., LETHBRIDGE TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Lovely older bedroom suite with complete bed, chest of drawers and dresser; Good older chesterfield and chair; 2 dressers; Nice dining table and 6 chairs; Westinghouse fridge; Small chrome table; Coffee table; Complete beds; Small old table; Hoover washer-spin dryer; 2 large sets of shelves; Nice crib and mattress; Ironing board; Coronado dishwasher; 2 aluminum doors; TVs; Large bird cage; Console radio; Frigidaire fridge; GE. automatic washer and matching dryer. Bathtub; Windows; Clothes hamper; Old treadle sew- ing machine; Gas and electric ranges; Shovels; Picks; Nails; Trunks; Stepladder; 4 card table chairs; Step stool; Vacuum; Small electric appliances; Tan d'ie set; Carving sets; Transistor radios; Knife sets; Tools; Skis; Poles and boots; Stove bood. Many more Items too numerous to mention. Viewing: Sunday, April 8th 5 p.m. Monday 8 a.m. Sale Time FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. 5. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS KEITH ERDMANN TED NEWBY Lie. 41 Lie. 458 L WESTERN CANADA EXOTIC BREEDS SALE WED., APRIL 11th-11 LISTINGS INCLUDE 2-44 Simmental Heifers with calves lO'-Bred and open V4 Simmental Heifen 2-Vi Limousin Heifers with Calves and Open V4 Limousin Heifers Chlanina Calves 35-44 Chianina Calves with Drms Cross Heifers bred to to calve in Sept. bred Glebvieh bred to Pinzgauer in Dec. and Jan. bred to Tartentise Limosin Bulls bred Chianina Swiss Cows bred Chianina 12-Angus Heifers bred Welch Block Blood Limosin Yearling Bulls with Maine Anjou Calves SALE HELD AT PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. PHONE AC 403 328-3451 BOX 1057 lETHBRIDCE, ALBERTA MacLEAN LIVESTOCK LTD. means Sound Order Buying Service! DUE TO 1. Direct buying ef fresh rancher yearlings and calves 2. large weekly shipments of feeder cattle from: