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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta --------------------.......-----------------------thundcy, April 27, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 and according to producers, here are some of the reasons wliy HIC SWI11AHT Herald Staff Writer With consumers faced with the highest meat prices in the history of Toronto mar k e I and increasing prices on the local scene, coupled with threatened pricing legislation in the United States, The Hcr- nUl souglil the reasons from southern Alberta fanners and ranchers. Prices quoted on the Toron- to market plnced roast cuts at per pound, with nriced hamburger 75 to 80 cents per pound. Actual prices in Lethbridge were unavailable except from a few independent grocers, and comparisons from prev i o u s years couldn't be traced. The United Slates meat mar- ket lias apparently peaked for both beef and pork products, with prices expected to drop in the coming weeks. With no drop in (he beef sumption south of the border amid roars of high prices, the U.S. National Cattleman's As- sociatinn suggested thai a con- sumer boycott against beef pro- ducts would only lead to higher prices in other meals. U.S. g o v c r nment officials have blamed the largo increase In prices on the middlemen the processes, handlers and retailers. Officials report that the mid- dleman, is an clement which will remain on the meat picture bee ause of Die rn odern de- mands of the consumer for attractive packaging added to the increased costs of labor and materials En the industry. The buyer for a major chain store in Alberta suggested the supply demand cycle was cmsing some real problems with a shortage of cattle adding to it. He said the gross profit of the chain has decreased due to an increased cost of getting the meat to tfie consumer. Another source said the choice red brand carcasses were selling for a hundred- weight in Montreal, under pres- sure to go higher. Wit h a m a rket pi-ice for steers at a hundredweight, Hie packer in southern Alberta pays nn 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 to Ihe dis- trict farmers and ranchers was: What is causing (he high price of beef in the stores? Janies Reynolds of Ponoka feels there should lie a ceiling price on beef and likely more important, on wages for labor. Improved quality of beef and inflation in the wage scale is allowing people to buy better beef. With a demand greater than Ihe supply, the price for beef just goc.s up, GcraM Miller of Fort MP.C- leod considers the middleman to be part of (ho reason for high prices for beef. Over-fat cattle also contribute, be said, which mean s there i s a pood deal of the carcass which has to be cut off as waste. MR. FARMER! 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" Con now be applied at Vi-oz. per Ib. of seed for conlro! of Fleabeettes in Rape and Mustard Crops, SAVE Cut Your Costs In Half Approximate Retail Cost For Pound of Seed is Come In and Tafk To Us About LIQUID VITAFLO Seed Treatment For broad spectrum control of smuts, damping off, seed decay, seedling blights and bunts in wheat, oals, barley and ftax. is a Systemic double action Fungicide comprised of 2 elements thot penetrate the seed at well as coating llie seed to provide maximum disease protection. Special Sale Prices Now In Effect on the following Hems Also Check The Big Pro Hardware Flyer being delivered to You Soon! WEED FEED WITH KILLEX. For use m the Spring ond Foil when weeds ore actively growing. Controls mosl JHARD TO KILL WEEDS' in one operation. Covers up to 5.000 sq. ft. 22 fb. bag GALLON GREEN CROSS SUPERSPRAY COMPRESSSED AIR SPRAY- ER. Lightweight and dependable, for fhe lady gardener to use. EosUy odjustoblc nozzle Thumb wheel gFves control Corrosion free plastic pump and )onk. Excellent slzp for iproying fruit trees and ihrubs............... S1O.97 LIQUID VEGETATION KILLER. Controls gropes and weeds for oi a veor- Spray between Patio Stones, one) edges of drive- woys. Kills on contact..................... 32 oz. S2.27 KILIEX LIQUID. Ou weed ond ctoveil r best 'Hard 10 readily weed killer _ for spraying. 16 oz. LIQUID FRUIT TREE SPRAY. Very effective protection for your I uil con also be used without norm elate to harvest time-. 16 01. S3. 47 CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE! You always do better at: DOWNTOWN 606 408 3rd. Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 We Need Your Trades Now! Have a Pleasant Summer Driving A New Car FROM YOUR FRIENDLY CHRYSLER DEALER CHRYSLER FLEMI MOTORS LTD Corner 7th St. and 1st Avenue S. Phone 327-1591 ;