Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tlwidny, December 31, 1970 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Neepawa wheat HUGH McKENZIE, Spring Wheat Ccrealist How well does the new va- riety Neepawa perform in south- ern Alberta? Neepawa, developed at the Canada Department of Agricul- ture Research Station in Winni- peg, is a hard red spring wheat with high milling and baking quality. Experimental trials show that it is well adapted to southern Alberta. Wheat growers will be parti- cularly interested in the fact that Neepawa yields well, av- eraging one to two bushels moi'c per acre than Thatcher. Neepawa is essentially the same as Thatcher in height, bushel weight, and time of ma- turity. It is slightly better than i Thatcher in kernel size and j straw strength. i Neepawa is not resistant to j the wheat stem sawftv. Where the sawfly is a problem, Cy- press or Chinook should be g r o w n, preferably Cypress, which is much more sawfly-re- sistant than Chinook. Neepawa is considerably more resistant than Thatcher to (he various -races of stem rust. Ju addition, Neepawa possesses good resistance to races of leaf rust, a characteristic lacking in Thatcher. This superior resis- tance is of more importance in Manitoba and eastern Saskatch- ewan where rust can be a. seri- ous problem. Neepawa is the third of the three "Thatcher-type" wheats that originated after Thatcher, the first one being Canthatch and the second Manitou. Each suc- ceeding variety proved to he m.ore resistant to stem rust than its predecessor. In most other characteristics these varieties are quite similar. Neepawa dif- fers, however, by having a small but significant yield ad- vantage over the others. Seed stocks of this variety are available. period critical, Careful management results in better Iamb crop The important role that man- ing. Another 13.2 per cent died agement plays in the size of a at birth and 3 per cent were lamb crop showed up in a mor- Infections w h i c h included such things as enteritis, navel ill, docking infection, pneumo- nia etc. accounted for 24.2 per cent of all the deaths, birth ab- tality study carried out by the Lcthbridgc regional veterinary diagnostic laboratory working in co-operation with a veterinary clinic and a sheep producer in the area. Commenced in 1969 and com- pleted in 1970, the study was designed to establish the inci- dence of infectious disease in the flock. An attempt was made to find the cause of death in all the animals. The flock consisted of 904 nwes. In 1969 a total of 870 ewes produced 1.211. lambs of whicn only 82o were weaned. In 1970 a total of 895 ewes produced lambs and weaned Hence, the production percen- tage in 1969 was 91.3 compared with 124.4 in 1970. The produc- tion percentage is arrived at by multiplying the number of lambs weaned by 100 and divid- ing this figure by the number of ewes exposed to the ram. When the records of the 11- month study were compiled, they showed that 53.6 per cent of the 198 lambs examined had died between birth and wean- ncrmalitics for 3 per cent and digestive disorders, anemia, car- diac failure etc. for another 3 per cent. Twenty three ewes in the flock died and were also exam- ined. Pregnancy toxemia ac- counted for five deaths and mastitis for three. The remain- der died from a variety of including year of the study'.' The answer causes peritonitis, poor teeth, chronic pulmonary congestion, i n jury and so on. No cases of cnteroloxemia, or pulpy kidney, were diagnosed in the ewes which were innoculat- cd annually one month before they were due to lamb. The lambs were innoculated at six weeks of age. Disinfecting the navels of the new born lambs and the tails after docking resulted in a very low incidence of navel ill, join ill and meningitis. Why was the lamb crop so much higher during the second lies in more careful manage- ment, particularly during the pre weaning period when 53.6 per cent of the lambs died in the first year of the study. Ex- posure and starvation arc the main causes of lamb deaths at this lime. If new born lambs are subjected to cokl and snow, many of them show no interest in nursing. They simply lie down and die. Commenting on the sheep mortality study. Cordon Wells, sheep specialist with the Alber- ta department of agriculture, emphasizes that lambing facil- ities should always be windproof, more prolific breeds unless I hey and dry and that the tempera- j have good lambing facilities. ture should be above x.ero. Wind competent help and a level of leads to chilling iid moisture overall management that is rea- to pneumonia and other respir. j sonably close to the ideal. The alary diseases, he says. C'ompe-1 condition of the ewe is very tent help during the lambing important season is anctiicr extremely im- portant factor in achieving a large lamb crop. The Lelhbridgc studv, points i bc, ,wcak and out Mr. Wells, s h o we d that j more susceptible to respiratory the number of lambs that survive until they are weaned. If the ewes are ran down or short of milk, the losses were frequent in twin and triplet lambs. He feels that this situation indicates that sheep producers would be unwise to attempt multiple birUis in their flocks through genetic selection from some of the newer and and oilier infections. Under normal circumstances the closer a producer's manage- ment practices are to the idea, the greater will be his profits from his sheep enterprise, says Mr. Wells. Turin TURIN (HNS) The Turin Riding Club in conjunction with the Turin 4-H beef club and the Turin light horse club held their annual banquet and dance j recently. More than 100 guests j and members in atten- I dance. letin PARK LAKE The December meeting of the Park Lake 4-H beef club was called to order by president Cy- ril Hubbard. The pledge was led by Doug Hausley. It was decided at the meeting to have ireMrance on all calves paid in as soon as pos- sible. The banquet and awards night was Dec. 8. DALE PHONGIIORN The December meeting was held at the Foremost School. There were n members and four junior members present. The pledge was led by Doll Stevens. There was a lengthy discus- sion on various places to go for an industrial tour. The club decided to donate ten dollars to the Cup of Milk Fund, Meeting was adjourned by David Hougen. RICK DEL BONITA The regular monthly meeting of the Del Bonita Sew and Sew club was held Dec. 19. The meeting was opened with the singing of 0 Canada and the pledge led by Pam Eowen. This was followed by an informative talk on drug abuse and the gen- eration gap given by Dr. R. M. Dahl of Magrath. Leader Gayle Stevens, talked on communication with the ju- nior leaders and funds for the club historian were discussed. Janice Kolasko gave an outline for the coming years activities. TAT SOUTHERN The Southern Saddle 4-H club held its regular meeting Dec. 5. Four members gave 2-5 min- ute talks out of Horse Science and Horsemanship books. A roller skating party was held, and the draw for the merchan disc certificate was made Dec. 15. Olaf Davidson of Mountain View won the draw. CATHY HOPING The regular meeting of the Hoping Nimble Needles was held Dec. 9. Chairman was Wendy King. Speeches were given by Evelyn Bylemeer and Theresa Garber. Hostesses were Sheila Urban and Sherry Black. SHEHRY FOREMOST The Foremost light horse club held its organizational meeting Dec. 8. Executive members were cho- sen as follows: Donna Britlner, president, Bob Jensen, vice- president, Evelyn Jensen, sec- retary, Roxanna Conway. treas- urer. The name chosen for the club is Lucky Horseshoe. The next meeting will be held Jan. 4. New members arc wel- come. DARREL TIMBER TRAIL The regular meeting of the Timber Trail 4-H club was held Dec. 1 at the home of G. Mowat. The meeting was called to order with .the singing of 0 Canada and the 4-H pledge led by Julie Rankin and Glen Douglas. For the roll call the members gave the reasons why they joined the 4-H club. A discussion followed on how the members could raise funds for the club, this item was put off for further discussions. The members decided to have a skating party later in the month, weather permitting; also a tobogganing party was planned for Jan. 3, at which a brief meeting will be held. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. DONNA MURPHY reporter HOPING The regular meeting of the Nimble Needles 4-H sewing club was held at the home of Wendy King. The chairlady was Wendy King, and the 'meeting was call- ed to order with the singing of 0 Canada. Pledge Leader was Sherry Black and roll call was Name a good grooming hint. Business was- discussing fund raising, but it was decided to postpone it until after Christ- mas. Three demonstrations were given Pixies on the go by Deb- bie Lee, Prelty as a rose by Wendy King, and Christmas Decorations by Cindy Ully. Sherry Black gave a speech on fire safety called Death on your Doorstep. Impromptu speeches were given by Melody Mueller, Col- leen Johnson and Wendy King. Recreation by Patricia Herbst and Sherry Black. Lunch was served by the host- esses Wendy .King and Melody Mueller. SHERRY BLACK reporter RAYMOND RAYMOND (HNS) The newly organized 4-H lighlhorse club will be known as the Ray- mond Philian 4-H club. This was the choice of names when the elected president Judy Ackroyd and her officers Barbara Kay Taylor; Drew Galbraith; Lori Melvin and Reed McNeely met to make a name choice. The age for membership in the 4-H club is 10 to 21 years for full participation in all club activities. The Raymond group will include horse lovers of all ages who wish to become mem- oers of the club. The member- ship fee has been set at for individuals and for all mem- bers of s family. Annual sugar festival TABER (HNS; Taber's first annual sugar festival will take place Friday and Satur- day, Jan. 22 and 23, 1971 co- incident with the chamber of commerce annual banquet where Premier Harry Strom will be guest speaker and will crown the sugar queen. General program plans for the community promotion were outlined at a committee meet- ing recently by co chairmen Bill Ortino and Robby Robinson and the following sub commit- tee chairmen-were appointed. Promotion flyer George Meyer, decorating, Hardin Atkin, jackpot and fi- nance Ed Engwer, judging of queen Mike Putici (beet and entertainment Ken McDonald. A special queens committee will be set up to promote queen contestants with local service clubs the beet growers will enter a representative who will be asked to promote their respective hopefuls at functions preceding the festival. Contestants, d r a w n from young women over 18 residing in the MD south of the Oldman River, will be judged on per- sonality, talent, and knowledge of the area and the sugar in- dustry. The winner will receive a trip to Vancouver where she will appear on television and promote Taber and the sugar industry here. City of lethbridge SAVE nr Kc; rnEi-Miivic rtr imt nnnncnTv (kin miciurer TAV vf ni i i HIW DUJIKEJJ IHA PER ANNUM Prepayments will be accepted after Jan- uary 1st to February 26th, 1971, and in- terest will be allowed from date of pay- ment to June 30th, any amount not exceeding the 1970 taxes. ew From These Lethbridqe Business Leaders Chris Switzer General Manager HOYT'S Mr. Ernie Resler Manager HOYT'S DOWNTOWN "Don" Gordon Manager MARQUIS HOTEL LTD. Bill Baker General Manager BAKER APPLIANCES Wayne Baker BAKER APPLIANCES Mary Kovac Proprietor DORETA LADIES' WEAR Mrs. "Myrt" Short RAWORTH JEWELLERY LTD. Max Baines Proprietor McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. "Ross" Holmes Manager-Owner HOLMES APPLIANCES 329 7lh 51. S. 327-40S4 J. C. (Camm) Barnes Proprietor CAMM'S SHOES LTD. "Andy" Holmes CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING (IETHBRIDGE LTD.) 120-D North Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-7867 Stan Worboys Manager LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Dick Vander Molen Service LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Duane "Pat" Patterson Salesman LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Sam Lindsay Proprietor SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT AND WALLPAPER Eric Boulter MID WEST MOBILE HOMES Fred Keiver MID WEST MOBILE HOMES Alfred S, Tedesco President BAIRD'S SHOES AND LEATHER GOODS LTD, Karl Wilde MID WEST MOBILE HOMES Henry Gretzingcr President HENRY HOMES LTD.