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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 TM6 LtlHUHIUUb HERALD December 1973 Prairie agriculture outlook Farm future remains uncertain By JIM NEAVES Canadian Press Staff Writer It has been a great year economically for Prairie farmers with an even greater financial return predicted for the coming year. But there still are a few clouds on the horizon Ira K. general manager of the Sask- atchewan wheat says farmers enjoyed out- standing success in 1972-73 and the short-term outlook is extremely promising. But the longer the future remains present world food shortage and skyrocketing prices bring as frightening a prospect of world in- stability as did the depress- ing surpluses of three years ago. the present demand for food can be attributed to a growth in high-protein diets created by global then farmers in Western Canada may look forward to a new era of un- precedented market stability on the other to- day's market conditions are simply part of a world cyclical farmers may face a return to sur- Crankshaft -Bring it to the EXPERTS at Baalir Crankshaft regrinding Con Rod resizing Main Bearing Housings align honed Crankshaft Kits for popular models For Complete BAALIM WHOLESALE LTD. 205 10th STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-8587 or the Garage or Service Station Nearest pluses and low prices in a very short Soaring wheat prices pushed farm revenue from grain sales during the crop year that ended July 31 to an estimated 46 up 23 per cent from billion in the previous crop year. Things look much better for the current crop with grain sales expected to reach billion. The farmer was in the public eye more than ever this as food costs increased 3.5 per cent dur- ing the first three months of 1973. But the farmer was also the victim of as farm operating costs dur- ing the same three months increased 6.J. per cent. The impact of more cash in farmers' pockets was evident in retail jumped almost 13 per cent .in Saskatchewan and Al- berta. During the first eight months of retail sales in Manitoba increased to billion from million the previous to million in Saskatchewan from million and to almost billion from billion in Alberta. To our Old Our New Our Future Friends and Aquaintances From the Management and Staff KIRCHNER MACHINE 2419 2ns Ave. Lethbridge 327-3678 MANUFACTURING and DISTRIBUTING AUTOMATIC BALE WAGONS SUGAR BEET HARVESTERS PIPE TRAILERS AND MOTOR CARTS RANCH KING TRAILERS DITCHERS AND LAND LEVELLERS SUGAR BEET TOP SAVERS ROW CROP CULTIVATORS AND EQUIP. ACME POTATO PLANTERS MILTON BEET PLANTERS WIKOMI 3 PT. HITCHES EASY-FLOW PESTICIDE APPLICATORS TRIPLE K CULTIVATORS OVER A DOZEN LINES OF HYDRAULIC SUPPLIES CHIEF VIEW FARMS COMPLE DAIRY DISPE E nsiON 1 a.m. 115 DAIRY CATTLE Including 15 REG. BROWN SWISS 72 HOLSTEINS 28 JERSEY Dec. The Herd is in various stages of milk production. Top sires have been used representing Brown Maine-Anjou Ayrshire breeds. This is a young herd of producing cows that excel in butterfat production. If you need replace'ments for your dairy or a good family make definite plans to attend' this large dispersion. J FOLSOM Phone Alta. PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Number He. 010293 Lie. 087454 Lir A1A909 Located In the Hub of Southern Alberta Livestock Induatrv 3 mllM of LuthhrldM on Hlnhwav 3 and Vi mile South ;