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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _____________________________________________Thunday- April 27, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD L3 and according to producers., here are some of the reasons why lly HIC SWI11A11T lie" raid Staff Writer With consumers faced wllli llic I ugliest meat pricus in the history of Toronto mar k c I and mcTcnsing prices on the local scene, coupled with threatened pricing legislation in the United States, Tlic IJcr- aUI soiiglil (lie reasons from southern Albcrtn farmers anil ranchers. Prices quoted on the Toron- to market placed roast cuts at per pound, with ruiudta- priced hfinitnirfier 75 to 00 cents per pound. AcLunl prices in Lcthbridge were unavailable except from a few independent grocers, and comparisons from prcv i o u s years couldn't be traced. The United Slates meat mar- ket lias apparently peaked for bnth beef and pork products, with prices expected to drop in tbo coming weeks. With no drop in the beef eon sumption south of the border amid roars of high prices, the U.S. National Cattleman's As- sociation that a con- sumer boycott against beef pro- ducts would only load to higher prices in other meals. U.S. g o v c r nment officials have blamed the large increase In prices on the middlemen Ihe processors, handlers and retailers. Officials report thai the mid- dleman is an clement which will remain on the meat picture because of Die modern de- mands of the consumer for attractive packaging added to (he increased costs of labor and materials in Llie industry. Thc buyer for a major chain store in Albert a suggested the supply demand cycle was cunsing some real problems with a shortage o( cattle adding to it. He said the gross profit of the chain has decreased due to an increased cost of getting the meat to trie consumer. Another source said the choice red brand carcasses were selling for SCO a hundred- weight, in Montreal, under pres- sure to go higher. With n market pi-ice for steers nt a hundredweight, Ilic packer in southern Alberta pays an average of a hundredweight dressed. By sell- ing all the byproducts of the packing industry, the packer is able to come out about even after the transportation costs are figured. The question posed lo the dis- trict, farmers and ranchers What is ivuising the high price of neot in the stores? James Reynolds of Ponokn (cols there should lie a ceiUnfi price on beef and likely more important, on wages for labor. Improved quality of and inflation in the wage scale is luud considers the middleman part of the reason for allowing people to buy better hiiih prices for Over-fat beef. With a demand greater than Ihe supply, the price for beef just goc.s up. Gcraltl Miller of Fort Mac- rattle also contribute, lie said, which means there is a good deal of the carcass which has to be cut off as waste. MR. FARMER! iMe Hoyt's your ONE STOP for SUPPLIES! Here's o NEW DEVELOPMENT IN DRILLBOX SEED TREATMENTS FOR RAPE and MUSTARD SEED Because on Amazing New Seed Coverage Technique "NEW DRILL BOX L1NDASAN" Can now be applied at Vz-az. per Ib. oF seed for conlrol of Flea beetles in Rape and Muslard Crops. SAVE Cut Your Costs In Half Approximate Relall Cos! For Pound of Seed is....................... Came In and Talk To Us Aboul LIQUID VITAFLO Seed Treafment For bread spectrum conlsol of smuts, damping off, seed decoy, seedling blights and bunts in wheat, oalsj barley and ffax. 'Vitafla ii a Systemic double nrtion Fungicide comprised of 2 elomenli lliot penetrate the seed as well os coaling Ilic seed to provide maximum disease protection. Special Sole Prices Now In Effecr on the following Hems Also Check The Big Pro Hardware Flyer being delivered to You Soon! WEED -N' FEED WITH KlLLEX. For use in rhr: Sprino and Foil hPn weeds actively growing. Controls motl 'HARD TO KILL WEEDS' in one operaMon. Covers up lo sq. ft. 22 Ib. bag S6.9O GALLON GREEN CROSS SUPERSPRAY COMPRESSSED AIR SPRAY- ER. Lightweight and dependable, cosy for fhe lady gordcncr lo use. Eoilly ad ju si able nozzle Thumb wheel gives control Corrosion free plastic pump and 'onk. Excollpnt for iproying fruil and ihrubi............S1O.9T LIQUID VEGETATION KILLER. Cnnlrois and weeds fn- al lea it a year. Spray be I ween Palio Si ones, and edges of drive- ways. Kills on tonlnct....................32 01. KILLEX LIQUID. Our best 'Hard lo kill' lawn wec-J killer crvclr. weed ond clovei I readily woler for spraying, 16 oz. S2.37 LIQUID FRUIT TREE SPRAY. Very effective pran-ction for your f tan also br? wilhou! horm cloic- 'o horvpM tlmr-. 16 01. S3.47 CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE! You always do better at: DOWNTOWN 406 60S 3rd. Avc. S. Phone 327-5767 We Need Your Trades Now! Have a Pleasant Summer Driving A New Car FROM YOUR FRIENDLY CHRYSLER DEALER MOTORS LTD Corner 7th St. and 1st Avenue S. Phone 327-1591 ;