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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 _. Tllf IHNRRinf.r IIPRALD f'k't.'V. Uo.il trains help erai o. The inmmirnt of iWUtO" bu- shels of wheat via nmt from Sjiskaiwm lo Vancouver has IwK'M iipplaudnl by Ihe Piillisor Wheat ti Orville lU'brr of BunleU. Al- l-crta director of the group, said he was picked the opera- tion, which involved hauling the wheat from the inlnml terminal in the roast for direct loading conveyor bell to a ship. Mr. .'-aid PMliser had advocated the use of inland terminals and bulk loading fa- cilities to '-upplement the oper- ations of iiie coaxial grain tor- tninals during riLsh periods for many months. thought it was a good i Idea but nolxxiy took il serious- j ly until 3'i Pnlliser members j went to Winnipeg in Novem-' her." he "Federal Grain Ud deddcd lo act on the sugge-sUon.'1 j Full credit has hcon ficeordM Palliser for initiating the unit I tram which wns n pilot project: tn tesi the nimeyor belt load- j ing system Mr. Reber snid there "as Committee appointed Alixrta Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer has an- nounced the appointment of a committee to study briefs sub- mitted on the Tradition and Transition report. j The report, which will i he under review, wa.s compiled j by a group of consultants and I at the Uixt session of tlie legislature. H contains a range of reooirm'.'illations on for Alterta i farmers. reived from individisals and I groups ui all sectors of the ag- ricultural industry. Recommen- dations of the committee will be forwarded to the Alberta minister of agriculture. The committee Trill be chair- ed by Dr. G. R. Pumell, Al- berta deputy minister of agri- culture. Jivenes cdlrnt cooperation tielweeii I he parlieipating sroups, ('iinmlkm wheai Canadian Grain i (-'nnadiiiii Nation- al Hailwiiys. Federal Grain and tlie costal nnion.s. Neptune Terminals UfL n wholly owned Federal Grain facility, was used. Normally jxitash i> handled on the 72-uich wide coiu'eryor belt. Using the' facility. Ihe unit train, still is moved over the conveyor hell at a speed of one third to two thirds of a mile per hour. Mr. Reher said Uii.-; lias heen s test case and the results will be studied and analysed. "The significant point is that the unit train is just a supple- ment to tlie regular gram hand- ling facilities." said Mr. Reber. need sales right now lo get rid of the surplus grain on (lie Prairies but the Canadian wheat board lias been ham- strung. "The board has not been able to make additional sales be- cause the system could not han- dle any more grain." He said if the unit train idea proves successful, it can open up great additional potential for the board to work on. It could give the board a new incentive to get out and really hustle sales, he said. J Lack o! shipping endangering sales FIRST ANGUS BACK TO SCOTLAND Mr. and Mrs. John Graham, left, stand with Frank Slszina and John Boake, right, displaying the six heifers sold during the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. It was the first time a complete show sfring had been sold from the fair and it was the first time any Aberdeen-Angus cattle hod been returned lo Scotland. The caltie were flown to Glasgow Dec. 16 to a quarantine station. It is hoped they can be registered in the Scotfish Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book within two years. Welsh Black brings j The second annual Taber foundation sale featuring Welsh Black cattle saw a bull ualf sell Ki.cim in Welsh Black Breeder? nf Hillsprinp rlark l.und nf Harry nf and n C. blind of Tabor were Welsh Black consignors. This call is now at the Allan Orr performance test station in Fort Macleod and will be used by Welsh Black Breeders in a purebred program. Vemnon Kuntz of Kimberley paid for another bull calf and for a heifer. Basic herd question spelled out for ranchers jL Livestock producers have un- j as seems very likely, it will no til April 20. 1972 to apply for a longer be possible to establish basic herd lo he established for j or add to a basic herd. 1971 or to add animals which I Cal Brandley. legal specialist matured in 1971 (o this basic with the Alberta department ot agriculture, said that all farm- It the nmr fprlcra! ers with a basic he'd will be legislation comes into force at i required to put a value on the beginning of the new year, I these herds on valuation expected on or before Dec. 31. The value assigned to the herd at that Lime will be tax exempt. This means that if the owner sells Ihe herd before it has time lo appreciate further, he will pay no income tax. However, if he sells it some- First Hereford test project is underway in the south HOPING The sewing bee of Dec, 8 was nought to order by the singing of 0 Canada and repeating the pledge. Roll call was birlhdale, flower and birthstone. Talks were given by Melody Mueller, great living; and Ber- n.ice Gael7. ho! pants. Most of t.lv? evening sprnt r-r'.vnip.. .1 IoM.es-u-.-s wore liter- C-aeU and Janice Garnett. CLUB ItKI'OKTER, Rila Kana. "Hie December meeting of the Warner 4-H Beef Ouu was held. Murray Pneiu, called the meel- InjfcT t.0 Order. 0 Canada TT-IS -imc sitrl tfre pl'pilge war- tor! bv Warrpn Min- ion. TKivifi Np. mc'.b and Mnnlr IVx-u? Roll call was l.n name -i brew! nf cattle. Minutes of f.hr meeting wd the correspondence was read by Doug Soice. Treasurer's report, by Warren Minion showed a bank balance of Si 40. Money making ffrojeot.s for tV'ceirilicf and -lanuat-y was Ihe nf non- Decided tn rollrH J.m R Ilir v.-il! tnbocgan bul no datf WAS Tips on rnrp wt'f6 0VPH the leaders. Impromptu speeches were i given by Wajne McCoy, Bill Prison, and Stewart M il 1- hacm. Loe Minion, leader, gave in- j formation on how to use the project books. New junior lead- I ers chosen were Gloria McCoy, j Murray Doom, Ron Minion, Doug Soicp, Donna Ross. Dean l.ien gave the club an evaluation of how the boys had conducted the meeting, which proved very constructive. CLUB REPORTER, Wavnc McCoy j rriRT MACLEOD The monthly meeting of the Fort MaHcndVll Beef club was hpld in of liniled niiirrh on -i. Prr-j; ident. c.vt 7wteina.n I The spCTtMary, rolInMc Vnl- lieres read the minutes. Club I learfer, Mel Footc. spoke on the proper way to keep their record books. follow ed regard- ing club insurance and mem- bership fees. The club decided to have a j o b i 1 P and toboggan party fnr Christmas. I Sjv-cchps wore gi'-Tii h1-1 i Ron1.--o1a.nr. Hnni'v Wine- j Orv, pv.vurir j Fontp. nnd Col I letle Vallcims i CUH REPORTER j AVa> nr, Zoeleniati Ten purebred Hereford breed- j ers, including two from south-! ern Alberta, have had their pUot sire testing project ac- knowledged and supported by the Alberta Hereford tion. Hans Ulrich. owner of Ulrich Hereford Ranch near Clares- holm, said the project was or- ganized last spring so the mem- bers of the group could have their herd bulls progeny tested. Progeny testing allows for the follow through of a calf born of a certain bull from birth to final meal content at slaughter. The group lias 13 bulls bailed on Ihe project and one certified meat sire to be used as a con- trol. Farmers and ranchers in the Bassano Brooks area have agreed to allow about 300 cows be bred with semen from the group. Only steer calves j trjll be used in Ihe project, and if i.s hoped each will pnv j (Jure 15 to '-.lerr ca 1 vos. j Any heifer calves producer! I become proixrty of the r n w owner, Tlie steer calves will bring a premium o< per head above pro-sent, mar k c t prices. Tlie steer calves to be judged j throughout the project will ail be fed at Lakeside Industries Ltd. at. Brooks, Ihe management i for tlie project. j The am now brrd and i Ihe next r.pvuir; firr-.t i l.mn about Hir rlpsirahllity of! thp Mrp will bf I received rt this time ease of I calving j Weaning information will be j available next fail and a com- lete record of gain of weight under control conditions will be Enough test samples Thanks to the co-operation of Alberta residents, the provin- cial department of agriculture now has enough coyote liver samples to cany out the study they are conducting in conjunc- tion with HIP Cnnndian wildlife service. To date, they have re- ceived over r.O livers. The study is designed to de- termine the mercury levels in coyotes in both agricultural a 11 d non-agricultural areas. Tlie coyote was chosen for this research because it, represents a top level predator in the wild- life food chain in agricultural harornpte.rs for Ipstinp mer- cury iii thr environment. This type of research lias heen carried out in Alberta on fish, game birds and other forms of wildlife but not. on the larger carnivores. This stud y is the first attempt in the province to com- bine a scientific utilization pro- gram with a necessary control program. Farmers and pr-sl vtnj in liver .and tailf, fmtn which sfm-rrl hcraupr nf 'heir nui- sance us predators rather than to provide specimens for the research projecl. available from the time of birth. Full carcass information will be available upon slaughter. Mr. Ulrich said the whole idea is to find bulls which pro- duce the best mother cows as their offspring. This will allow the build-up oi herd quality. He said it is tlie first straight Hereford test program in Can- ada and feels the support re- ceived from the provincial body will help make such projects available to all Hereford breed- ers on a volunteer basis. Other breeders involved in- clude Fraser Hereford Farms, j Hussar; Rcmmilal Cattle Co.. Olds; Stauffer Farms Ltd.. j ville; W. .1 .Edgar and Sons, i Innisfail; Hanson's Bell-U j Ranch. Cowlcy; B. C. Church and Sons, Balzac: Stan Jones and Sons, Balzac; W a r n e r i Smith. Olds; and Doug Morris, j Innisfail. I m.'NT IN TACKS HIP name dogfish applied several species of smaller sharks perhaps because of the habit they have of pursu- ing or hunting their prey in packs. time in the future when its va' ue has increased, he will have to pay income tax on half the difference between its worth on valuation day and Ihe sale price. Mr. said t.hat, farm- ers who had a good-sized breeding herd before 1947, pro- viding they were not taxable in any year prior to that date, are the people who are most likely lo benefit from, establishing a basic herd before it is no long- er possible to do so. First, most of these farmers were probably not making enough to pay Income tax at the time they started their herds, in which case there would be no back income tax to pay, he said. Secondly, they are the peo- ple who are most likely to be dispersing their herds in the near future. Tlie main problem that farm- ers have when applying for a basic herd, said Mr. Brandley, is to prove that they had a spe- cific number of animals in the herd at the time they started in livestock production or on January 1, 19-17, if they were farming at. that lime. This kind of information ran ofipn be found in thr farmer's 1947 income ta.v relurn or in purchase agreements, mort- gages, cattle mortgages, wills, gift documents, bank loan forms, grazing permits and breed association and national livestock records. Farmers who have establish- ed a basir liertl in the past, should check with their district taxation office tn make sure that tlie number of animals they havf recorded as being in t.hn herd agrees with the num- ber approved by the taxation office. Coming agricultural events January 4-fi Pincher Creek Boef Pregnancy Testing School January 'Admin Fids i Motfev- nf "Head I o all our friends and patrons we wish the Merriest Christmas ever. Your loyal support has been deeply gratifying, Have a happy holiday. NOW LOCATED AT IflOS 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 327-4453 'ROY' 'GARY' 'HANK' 'BILL' I jannan- Rrnins FaliT'Or Aj-sociatiot! A "I'M j January- IP Enchant Farm Business Management .'anupn 10 Claresholm Soil Manappmcnl Course Series commences i il tfuunyside meeting January 11-12 Regina Western Agricultural Conference January 12 Cowley Corral Planning Workshop [Pre- registration required) j January 12-14 Mountain View Roupholstoring Workshop January 13 Milk River Rapeseed, Alkali Control meeting; For the of Spring Fashions" January U-15 Kdmonlon Altn Rclail Implement Dealers Aworj.itinn Annual Mcrrinq Januan- n Hat. Rollins lli'K War- ner Farm Business Management Course com- mences January 18 Rapc.seed Meeting January 19 Pincher Creek Corral Planning Workshop I Preregistration required i January 24 Row Island, Claresholm Farm Business Management Course commences .latuuiry 24-2H Pincher ('reck Welding Sclirrol (Prerefjis- Iralion required) Jnmian- ?fi Southern Sor- The movement of grains not under the jurisdiction of the Canadian wheat board (particu- larly rapeseed and seed) to overseas markets is being curtailed by lack of shipping, according to the Alberta Wheat Pool. A Pool official said existing sales commitments by the grain handling co-operative have been jeopardized through Canadian apple mission Tlie Canadian apple industry mil benefit from meetings held recently in South Africa and three Pacific rim countries. At the latest meeting, in South Africa in November, Ca- nadian apples were granted ac- cess Lo that country. A trial shipment of Canadian apples is now on its way to New Zealand which, if it is accept- ed, will mean Canadian apples have earned access to that country. Research is going on to dem- onstrate to Japan that UK cod- ling moth cannot survive com- mercial cold storage in Can- ada; if the evidence is satis- factory, access for Canadian apples to the Japanese market is virtually assured. lion of country shipping re- quests on several occasions in November. lie .said Ilicre was also a can- cellation for a requested boxcars for rapeseed .and 80 Iwxcars for flax seed for the period Jan. 3 to 8. Alberta Wheat Pool, In interest of its members, pur- sues an active sales campaign throughout the year designed to dispose of the largest possible volume of off-board grain. The official said Ihe requests for boxcars have always been moderate compared with the immediate needs of 500 cars for rapeseed and 300 cars for flax. In order to make optimum use of the railway system, the Pool has requested cars for named sales only. Cancellation of shipping re- quirements to accommodate named sales results in risky purchase of grain on the fu- tures market, expensive rene- gotialion of the sales contract and the possibility that the Pool may have to fill the sale with grain stocks originating outside Alberta. The official said there Is a need for occasional readjust- ment of country shipping re- quests with changes in antici- pated arrival dates for ships. There is also a need to main- tain working capacity at the port. The official said neither of these reasons pertains to the Alberta Wheat Pool situation. tETHBRIDGC RESEARCH STATION Control of cattails DR. J. R. ALLAN, Plant Physiologist In aquatic plant control one of the most important consider- ations is selecting the best method for applying the herbi- cide. Although several herbi- cides are available for the con- trol of submergent, emergent, and free floating aquatic plants, information on how and when to apply these chemicals for maximum effectiveness has been lacking. An example of this has been in the control of cattails in drainage canals and farm ponds. The chemical dala- pon has been registered for use for a number of years, but the method and time of application have never been defined pre- cisely enough to ensure satis- factory control. Cattails reproduce from l.ho closely packed, hair surround- ed seeds clustered on the thick, brown, long lasting flower spikes of the plant. Once cat- tails have become established from seed they rapidly spread by extending their creeping rootstocks. About 75 per cent of the subsequent, infestation is from Uw creeping rootstocks. Thus, if maximum control is loi be achieved, the herbicide must be able to pass through the green vegetative tissue of thei plant to the underground root-' stocks. Contact herbicides are of little use since they destroy only the green vegetative parts and the rootstocks re in a i n capable of sending out new shoots. To ohta in the answers to questions on herbicides should be applied to cattails ws began a series of experiments at the Lethbridge Research Sta- tion in 1969. On the basis of our findings we make the follow- ing recommendations, Dalapon at 15 pounds of active ingredi- ent per acre should be applied in 150-200 gallons of water per acre and with a wetting agent, such as one of the common household detergents, at 48 ounces per acre. Apply with a nozzle pressure of 100 psi at the early flower spike stage. Time of application is impor- tant. In Alberta it should be between July 1-20, depending on the growing season, and while the flower spikes are still green. To prevent re growth and reinfestation the following year all the vegetative cattail growth must be thoroughly soaked. Fir.sl evidence nf plant kill should appear wilhiii 30 to 45 days. The dead vegetation should be burned at the end of the season, preferably during the winter when there is no dan- ger of the fire spreading to ad- jacent laud. Successful control of cattails depends on: at early flower- spikp large volume? of wa- ter wotting agent to pro- vide maximum coverage and absorption of the herbicide sufficient pressure to soak the plant thoroughly. As always, label restrictions must bo followed. In Alberta a permit must he obtained from the provincial department of the environment, Edmonton, prior to treatment. mi Ai-sociation January 28 Fdmonton Alberta Rape Annual Meeting January SI Bassano, Cardston Farm Business Mannge- nient Course commences i Febniary Kdmonlon Western Stock Growers Asso- ciation Annual Mcctiuj; Fcbninry Mai'di I'inclicr I-reek Farm Hi is in ess MnnoRemont Coui'so convmencrs. ANDY, BOB and STAFF TRIMBLES TIRE SUPPLY LTD. 327-2007 314 llth Si. S. 327-2396 ;