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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID _ Friday, Docimber 18, 1970 Potatoe blackleg in Alberta i Dr. G. A. Nelson, Plant Pathologist Surveys of potato fields southern Alberta made in 197 by the Lethbridge Researc Station have indicated an creased incidence of blackleg B bacterial disease that pro duces a soft rot in the tubers Symptoms of the diseasruising and frost damage. The ubers should be stored for 1 to 3 weeks at 50-60 degrees F. be- ore lowering the storage tem- perature. Maintain a high reta ive humidity but provide ade- [uate air circulation to prevent ondensation of moisture on the ubers. Crab meat may be EASY GIRL Dr. Roy Berg, geneticist with the University of Alberta poses with a four-year old Chianina cow in Italy. 30 of the huge animals will be coming to Canada in May, 10 of which will likely be posted to a research station somewhere in the country. Six footer Berg is dwarfed by the cow, which in size is typical of the breed. Fortunately, the Chianinas possess an excellent disposition. Chianina-huge Italian cattle in Canada this spring By STEVE BAREHAM Herald Farm Writer Chianina cattle standing six foot at the back and weigluhg up to about two tons are coming to Canada. The Chianina are the huge, gentle, white haired, black skinned cattle of Italy which trace their ancestry to the ceremonial and sacrifical cattle of ancient Home. They com- J Scientists have demonstrated that an industrial by-product of the crab fishing industry could be used in chicken feeds. Feeding trials show that tha chicken feed could contain up to 15 per cent of the by-product without harming growth, rate, feed efficiency or carcass fla- vor of broiler chickens. Atlantic Coast fishermen have been fishing for the Spid- er (Snow or Queen) crab since 1967. Until then it had been considered a pest, but last year commercial catches to- taled about tons. About 25 per cent of the weight of the crab is sold com- mercially and the other 75 per cent is discarded as industrial waste. In other words, more than tons could have been used in livestock feeds last year. The agricultural scientists say the by-product could prob- ably be used in swine, rumi- nant and pet food diets as well as in chicken diets. A man went into an automat, put a coin into one of the slots and a piece of pie shot cut. This went on until he had 14 Jieces of pie, when another customer said, "Don't you hink you ought to replied the man, 'When I'm winning." >are to Canada's common ireed much Me a Great Dane ompares to a Collie. Minimum weights for a male t two years of age are about ,870 pounds and for a heifer ,200 pounds. Mature Chianina ulls weigh up to pounds compared to Simmental and Charolais at pounds, Herefords pounds and Angus pounds. The Chianinas are extremely long and tall, covered with rip- ply muscles and show very lit- tle external fat. Culability of the animal is excellent. First quality meat makes up 52.2 per cent of the carcass, second quality 26.6 per cent, bone 17.1 per cent and fat only 4.1 per cent, A small shipment of the cat- tle, 24 bulls and six heifers will bo arriving in Canada possibly next May. After the mandatory quarantine at St. Pierre, bee, the animals will be posted for examinations and tests. The site of the posting has not been announced. Dr. Sid Slen, head of the ani- mal science division at the 1 Lethbridge Research Station, feels the Chianina will be most useful initially, as sires to large crossbred cows presently in Canada. These include Here- ford x Brown Swiss, Angus x Brown Swiss and Holstein x Brown Swiss. Recipient cows will have to be good milkers to allow the calves to express true growth potential. Calves from the Chianinas are big, but are long and cy- lindrical at birth and create few calving problems. Bull calves average about 100 pounds, females somewhat less. Interest in the breed is catch- ing on rapidly in Canada, are rejected by Alberta govern-1 where ideas of what make good ment veterinarians at auction beef cattle have changed dras- in Mastitis third villain Mastitis is now third on the list of diseases for which cattle markets. Only a few years ago mas- itis was consistently first, but s now preceded by cancer eye and scours. According to Dr. J. P. Best, lead of the provincial veteri- nary inspection services, there are undoubtedly many reasons for the decrease in the number of mastitis cases seen at auc- tion markets. Perhaps the most important is the improvement in the use of milking machines and the whole milking proce- dure. Credit for this, Dr. Best says, should go to those in- volved in teaching and apply- ing this knowledge. If cattle producers want to do something about the diseases that cause the highest losses, auction market rejection fig- ures show that they need to pay more attention to the con- trol of. eye cancer, calf scours, mastitis, lump jaw and calf- hood pneumonia. tically recent years. The Chianina could be said to be the exact antithesis of what was considered an ideal beef type in Canada 15 years ago. Neiv food source developed by Canadian researcher The worst thing about retire-; ment is having to drink coffee on your own time. Dr. Moustafa Are': of th Canada Agriculture Food Re search Institute, Ottawa, ha developed a new food powde which could find a market as luman fax! in many parts he world. Besides filling the protein re quiremeiit for both human and livestock, it could create market for surplus Canadian ;kim milk powder and whey. The product is a combination if whole soybeans, which ar n in protein, skim milk pow ler or whey powder. Both skim milk and whe; are currently used to make owder, but sometimes surplus kim milk and whey are dump d because it doesn't pay to rocess all of it into high qual ty powder. The new powder Dr. Aref de- eloped is richer in protein han single soybean powder, i econstitutes well when water is added and it can be flavored, Tiie food industry has al- eady developed methods to make artificial milk from soy- eans, and this technology is triggered Dr. Aref's idea drying the soybean milk into powder. He reasoned that a powder 'ould be much easier to trans- ort and handle than liquid nilk, particularly under condi- ons where refrigeration is carce and expensive. "With this product, all one ould need is facilities to re- onstitute the powder by add- water." On the production end, many anadian milk factories are al- ady equipped to spray-dry tim milk and whey. Adding oybeans would be relatively cheap and easy. All that is needed are facil- ies to get rid of the hulls on yheans, soak them in water, ash them in an aikali solu- m to get rid of the bitter taste, grind them and suspend them in whey or skim milk, heat the mixture and spray-dry "T h e powder could be a straight export item. It could be used in our food aid pro- grams or as an additive in any number of food says Dr. Arcf. "I think it has a great potential." The next step he says is to examine rapeseed rather than soybeans as an ingredient, be- cause Canadian farmers grow far more rapeseed than soy- beans. Dr. Aref thinks rapeseed may require some de-fatting before it can be used because the high vegetable oil content in rapeseed would likely cause some reconslitution and drying problems. While Dr. Aref was concen- trating his efforts on the de- velopment of a human food from his protein flour, Dr. A. D. L. Gorrill of the CDA's Fredcricton Research Station in New Brunswick learned of his research. Dr. Gorrill asked Mm for several hundred pounds of the powder to be fed as a milk replacer for lambs and calves. Dr. G o r r i 11's experiments liave shown calves and lambs can be raised for less money if they are fed milk replacers rather than their mother's milk. Calendar of farm events JANUARY, 1971 5 Vulcan Beef Series commences (Brood Cow Man- agement 6 Claresholm Nanton Beef series commences (New developments in Nutrition) 7 Brooks Beef Course (New breeds and problem feeds) 7 Medicine Hat Beef series commences 8 Lethbridge Beef series commences 11 Vulcan Agricultural-Manpower Farm Business Training course commences (4 weeks intensivt course) 11 Taber Agricultural-Manpower course commences 14-16 Red Deer Alberta Retail Implement dealers As- sociation Convention. SAVE NOW ON GIFTS FOR HER! EVERYTHING GOES DURING LaKay's Close- Out Now in full swing at Shoppers' World Save 50 to 75% and More! LaKAY'S LADIES'WEAR SHOPPERS' WORLD 4-H News From Southern Alberta PARK LAKE The Park Lake 4-H beef club held its annual banquet Dec. at the Park Plaza Motor Ho- tel in Lethbridge. The evening got under way with Mr. Don Wilson intro- ducing the head table guests. 0 Canada was played on the piano by Wendy Wilson. Gerald Hubbard led the pledge and the grace was said by John Ham. Wilrna Stroeve toasted the queen. Awards were presented as follows: efficiency trophy was won by David Dubon, second place efficiency by Brian Nicol, champion calf, Wilma Stroeve, best rate of gain, tie between Harry DubOn and Dale Ham. public speaking Darlene Riehlj second place Brian Nicol, show- manship trophy Cathy Ham, best record book, Darlene Riehl and the judging trophy went to Brian Nicol. Ron Watmough, city ctlftor of the Lethbridge Herald was the guest speaker for the evening and gave a very interesting talk. DALE HAM was the name of the member calf. Fund raising was discussec and it was decided to have walk-athon in the early spring A calf is going to be raffled o in July. Tickets will be mad available to the Magrath 4-H members in the near future The price will be a pay wha you pull ticket. A transistor radio is going to be given awa; as a second prize. A Christmas party was se for the 19th. It will be a ski dpoing party if there is suffi dent snow, otherwise it will be a roller skating party at Spring Coulee. A calf tour was set for January. A guest speaker was presen at the meeting and gave a talk on public speaking. Miss Malm serg at one time won an aware public speaking from the HI society. She was awarded an all expense paid trip to a camp in Saskatchewan. KEN HILLMER reporter. McNALLY MAGRATH The Magrath 4-H beef club held its monthly meeting Dec. 9 in the Lions Hall. There were 17 members pre- sent. Roll call for this month The fourth meeting of the McNally Tailor Tacks was held reporter on DeC] 4 at Plans were made for the Christmas party. We drew names and decided that the gifts should be made. Anna Boulton and Sharon French did a demonstration oa the burning qualities of different fabrics. 34-0-0 BAG OR YEAR-END SALE! DEUVERED CASH IRK 11-48-0 BUIK 23-23-0 BUtK Boo 2201 Prices on bfhor Your Anhydrous Ammonin nf 7 Salo Endj Doc. 31, 1970 DOUBL 'A' FERTILIZER SERVICES LTD. Avo. S. Ldhb Phono _ Allan A. Collini 326-456J or lorry Flffehor Elizabeth Bartman, distrii home economist attended th meeting and gave an interes ing talk on the new fabric available now. BEV KRAUSJINER reporte NIMBLE NEEDLES The first sewing meeting c the year for the Nimbi Needles 4-H Sewing Club wa held at the Hoping Communit Centre Nov. 11. The hostesses were Debbie Lee and Sandy Thompson. Thi chairman was Theresa Garber pledge leader was Evelyi Bylemeer and roll call was "What I plan to get out of 4-H this year. Business was our club is J o i n g to serve lunch at the Co-op meeting Dec. 3. The rest of the afternoon was spent sew- SHERRY PRONGHORN The November meeting was held in the Foremost School. The meeting was brought to rder by president Paige {etihn, with 11 members and 5 sewee members present. The 4-H pledge was led by David Hougen. The club decided to have a ow and arrow shoot in con- ection with the Foremost Jons turkey shoot. Plans were made for a bon- >icl to be held (luring the hirslmas holidays. j Mr. Cowie the club leader, explained club membership I fees and calf insurance to the j members. RICK MacKENZIE- reporter. RAYMOND The second meeting of the Raymond 4-H beef club, was held Nov. 13. at the Raymond Elementary School. Twenty-one club members, the leader, the1 assistants, and all the council members were present. Roll call was taken, and cach_ member ansvvi-rcd by the, name of his calf. Record and project books were distributed lo rath mem- ber, and a brief explanation on how to keep the record books was given to the new members, settled. Roger Holt, of Hi-Way 52 Feeders gave an informative talk on the types of feed im- portant in raising good quality beef. His talk was followed by a film From Calf to Carcass given by Max Holt. Pamphlets were handed out to each mem- ber, and the meeting was ad- journed. ANNEMARIE reporter FOOTHILLS The December meeting of the Lethbridge Foothills 4-H horse club was in the Bowman Art Center. It was brought to order by president Donna Pavan. Pledge was led by Karen Eisenbarth. Roll call was the name of your horse. The min- utes were read and adopted, by secretary Bonnie McEwan. Treasurer Virginia Holmes jave a report. Old business brought up was: lad we sent lhank-you cards to he breeders in Calgary district vhom we had visited? Thank- notes and Christmas cards are to be sent. The Christmas party on Dec. was discussed and thought cry successful by all. There as a good turnout of mem- >ers and parents. A quiz on horse's hoofs was iven, and Joe Pavan explain- d care of hoofs and horsc- es. J.osn Favan and Carol Tooby then gave short speeches on horses hoofs and teeth. Plans for a tour of everyone's pastures were discussed, hope- fully for late December or early January. Details were not set. LI.VDA BLAXD reporter. Think a bit about fllberfa. Thinkabitabout'BIue'. DISPUTE COSTLY OTTAWA (CP! The Canada post office reported today i t has paid more than lo four Montreal firms for settle- ment of mail delivery contracts that were cancelled as a result of the Lapalnie tracking dispute last March. A past office spokesman said (lie figures bring the loss to more than million. The dispute still is not ;