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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Farm Farm management course wages hiked The trend for cash wages paid to male hired help on farms in Canada in 1971 shows an increase for both situations with or without board. Statistics Canada has released figures which shows the Mar-itimes, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia have increased cash wages in each of the last two years except in 1970, when Saskatchewan wages remained the same and in 1969 when Saskatchewan wages fell two cents per hour. The lowest, paying province area is the Maritimes with a rate of $1.20 with board and $1.38 without. The average wage on a monthly basis with board, is $260 and without board is $311 for Canada. B.C. leads the list with and without board, at $302 and $358 respectively. The Canadian average shows the 1971 level at $1.45 per hour with board or $1.69 without board. British Columbia leads the list with a rate of pay of $1.65 with board and $2 without. Alberta is the next highest wage - paying province without board, paying $1.81 per hour. Including board, Ontario, leads the list with $1.58 per hour. The rates noted reflect the average of the wage? paid to all male farm help regardless of age and skill. still has openings The farm business management courses set for Lethbridge and Milk River Jan. 17 to Feb. 11 are being well supported but there is still room at both locations for more applicants. Applicants are to apply at the Provincial Administration Building in Lethbridge or see Rush Dannatt at the county office in Warner. The courses are sponsored by the Canada Manpower Centres, the Alberta department of agriculture and the AlberU department of education. They are open to a maximum of 20 farmers to be selected by CMC. The points to be covered by the course include: today's Secretarial course for Olds Jan. 31 A new class in Secretarial Arts will be admitted to Olds College on Jan. 31. This provides an opportunity for students completing high school in the first high school semester to precede immediately to become qualified for employment in a business. The course is open to young men and young women and to people beyond normal college age. Additional information and application forms are available from the college on request. CANADA AGRICULTURE LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH STATION PUBLISHED ma \m ' DR. J. E. ANDREWS, Director !- Sundance winter wheat, Kane alfalfa, and Oxley milk-vetch licensed. - Eleven per cent more weight from crossbreeding sheep. - New technology for corn production. - New controls for cutworms, flea beetles, cabbage riot maggot, and false chinch bug. - Chianina cattle introduced. - Replacement for mercury seed treatment shown effective. - Yields of 3,200 pounds per acre of rapeseed possible on irrigated land. - Warble fly eradication program now includes 60 per cent of Alberta cattle. These are a few of the developments in 1971 that have resulted from work at the Canada Department of Agriculture Research Station at Lethbridge. Agricultural research has become progressively more complex. The easy discoveries have been made. Because of this and because of budget restrictions, we have organized our research Into comprehensive programs. These serve to establish our priorities as well as close cooperation among scientists with a wide range of training and expertist. Every scientist at the Station becomes engaged in the annual discussions of our research and in the planning for the coming year. We have just finished our annual review of these programs, which has revealed good pro- Honorable Bud Olson, M.P. will speak and answer questions at the following PUBLIC MEETINGS MONDAY, January 3, 1972 2:30-4:00 p.m. Manyberries Community Hall 8:00-10:00 p.m. Foremost Community Hall TUESDAY, January 4, 1972 2:00-4:00 p.m. Bow Island Legion Hall 7:00-9:00 p.m. Taber Legion Hall WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 1972 2:00-4:00 p.m. Vauxhall Community Hall FRIDAY, January 7, 1972 2:00-4:00 p.m. Masinasin Jr. High School 8:00-10:00 p.m. Milk River Catholic Church Basement MONDAY, January 10, 1972 2:00-4:00 p.m. Irvine Community Hall 8:00-10:00 p.m. Medicine Hat Library TUESDAY, January 11, 1972 2:00.4.00 p.m. Hilda Community Hall 8:00-10:00 p.m. Ralston Recreation Centra Thenfre WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 1972 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pel Bonita Church Hall 730-O;30 p.m. Raymond Town Hall PLEASE CLIP FOR FUTURE REFERENCEI gress and identified new problems. Our plans for the coming year involve a mixture of science and technology - the search for understanding why certain things happen and the application of known principles in the production of things such as new varieties and recommendations. Both activities are equally necessary and important and are needed to solve the many problems faced by agriculture. Old problems, such as salinity of soils, remain and new problems typified by the Bertha armyworm outbreak arise. Even greater savings in agricultural production costs are needed. Our plans for 1972 include research on many important aspects of agriculture including: - Developing improved , methods of rapeseed culture. - Finding better ways to control hornflies. - Identifying the cause and control of feedlot bloat. - Producing bean seed free from bacterial blights. - Advancing the use of sex attractants for insect control. - Breeding early-maturing corn varieties. - Applying economics to improve livestock production. - Breeding new types of crops with quality for the world market. During the coming year we will be reporting our progress toward these and other goals. Our research is not complete until the findings are put into practise. We hope that these letters are a means to this end. By necessity, many of the letters are short and may lack details. If additional information is required, please write, telephone or visit us at the research station. In keeping with the tradition of this particular letter, we at the Research Station wish you a happy and prosperous year for 1972! NO TRASH SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (CP) - Town police are cracking down on polluters. A man from nearby Kensington was fined $25 and costs for throwing a fried-chicken package and other refuse on the street. Acting police chief Elmer Matheson promised strict measures against rubbish throwers in this western P.E.I, town. commercial farms and trc.'.s in agricultural policy; farm service agencies, research, extension branch work and agribusiness; accounting and business analysis; financing, credit, estate planning; market systems; buying and selling, off-farm investments and money management; farm enterprises and production systems; an'' projection potentials, problems and opportunities. Milk River instructor will be Harry Swanson, a former farm accounting instructor at the Leth bridge Community College. Ray Niedermier of Lethbridge who instructed last year at this same typo of course, will handle the 'ocal course. The course will be held five hours a day for five days each week. Money wil1 be paid the participants to help defray costs according to the number of dependents the farmer has. WOLFORD The Wolford Range Roamers held its third meeting Nov. 2. The pledge was led by Tammy Nay and Nicky AntaL There were 16 members, two leaders, and four parents present. The elected members of office are: president, Rory Sailer; vice-president, Charlene Kormos; secretary, Lori Carlson; treasurer, Craig Carlson; and club reporter, Sandra Sailer. Discussed having a bake sale and a toboggan party. Have decided to sell gate name signs to raise funds for our arena. Talks were given by Monty Sailer, Rory Sailer, Jim Cope and Lori Carlson. CLUB REPORTER- Sandra Sailer TABER The meeting of the Taber 4-H Sugar Beet Club was called to order Dec. 6, at 8 a.m. Anthony Elements led the pledge. There were 18 members and four guests present. CoraLee Fabbri was our Sugar Queen contestant for the Taber Sugar Beet Festival. Billy Badura received the Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. trophy from Dr. Peter Bergen for the highest yield of 26 tons raised on a one-acre plot. Second highest was Debbra Donick with 25.86 tons and third, Lydia Sekura with 25.72 tons per acre. Our guest speaker for the evening was Les Chomany who gave an interesting talk on "preparing a speech or talk" for public speaking. CLUB REPORTER- Cindy Badura LETHBRIDGE - NORTHERN The Lethibridge-Northern 4-H Beef Club held its annual 4-H presentation and awards night Nov. 30, at the Elks Hall in Picture Butte. The banquet was sponsored by the Batter-sea WI Women's League. The awards were presented as follows: Battersea WI trophy for grand champion calf to Carol Boras; Battersea WI trophy for reserve champion calf to Danny Chronik; Bank of Nova Scotia for best records to Carol Boras; Stan Later Memorial Trophy for proficiency to Carol Boras; Battersea WI trophy for best rate of gain to Rodney Murray. S. A. Co-op Trophy for Showmanship to Danny Chronik; Picture Butte Auction Mart trophy for best pen of five to Chris Haney; and trophy for club reportei to John Murray. Campbell's Hardware in Picture Butte for public speaking to Dick Haney; and Butte Feeds Judging Competition Trophy to Rod Murray. Dr. David Clarke was the guest speaker, and gave an interesting speech on merits of membership in the 4-H movement. CLUB REPORTER- Lorrie Boras BARONS The Barons 4-H club held its annual meeting Dec. 8, in Barr-hill starting at 8 p.m. Keith Anderson opened the meeting leading in the pledge. Roll call was the weight of my calf. Insurance for the calves was discussed and it was decided that each member would pay $10 into the club and the club would build up its own insurance fund. It was also decided that the club would have a skating party Dec. 30 starting at 8 p.m. The next meeting is to be held on Jan. 12. CLUB REPORTER Gerald Barvir LETHBRIDGE-NORTHERN The regular meeting of the Lethbridge - Northern 4-H Beef Club was held Dec. 6 at the Picture Butte Public Library. The meeting was opened with the pledge and flag salute led by liOrrie Boras. The new record books were handed out, and the explanation of the new books will be next meeting. The Christmas Party was discussed, and it was decided to have a snorono-bilirag party Dec. 27, at Jim Murray's starting at 2 p.m. Volunteers for the 'unch committee were Lorrie Boras and Carrie Richardson. Everyone was reminded that there would be impromptu -specking next meeting. CLUB REPORTER, Lorrie Boras GLENWOOD The Glenwood Trail Trotter Horse Club held its first meeting Oct. 18 and elected a new executive as follows: President: Uwe Eggebrecht; vice-president, Doral Lybbert; secretary, Dorothy Nielsen; treasurer, Pat Nielsen; club reporter, Christine Rice. The club held its second meeting Nov. 15 at the Glen-wood Lions Hall. The club discussed the project each member was going to handle. Jim Nielsen, the leader, explained the rules and regulations of the horse club. Names were suggested for assistant leader and Miss Bren' da Archibald accepted one of the positions. CLUB REPORTER, Chris Rice Can-Farm meeting set for Jan. 7 There will be a special Can-Farm meeting in the first floor board room in the Lethbridge Administration Building Jan. 7 starting at 1:30 p.m. Marvin Gaits, Alberta department of agriculture regional economist from Lethbridge, will explain Can-Farm, a computerized form of record keeping and business analysis system. Anyone interested in the recording system is invited to at- tend. Cost for the Can-Farm system is $15 for the year. Murray McLelland , district agriculturist for the Lethbridge and Warner Counties, said the system can be adapted to any farm enterprise and can be made as simple or as complex as desired. Technical assistance will be available throughout the year for those who sign up. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the system. GOLDEN BRIDGE RESTAURANT 1517 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE HOLIDAY HOURS New Year's Eve 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. New Year's Day 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. NEW WORLD RESTAURANT (LETHBRIDGE) LTD. HOLIDAY HOURS New Year's Eve 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Jan. 1 and 2 Regular Hours after Jan. 2 HAPPY NEW YEAR HENRY YEE, HAROLD YEE, GEORGE LOW, PHILIP WONG, JACK CHOW and JOHN CHOW, along with the staffs of the New World and Golden Bridge Restaurants would like to thank all their customers for their patronage over the past year and are looking forward to serving you in the coming year. Friday, December 31, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - J Looks like we're safe at least until Thanksgivinr,. Profit maker-big cows for big calves Large calves are popular with beef producers, and to gain the extra size, some cattlemen are keeping � larger cows. But larger cows cost more to keep, says Dr. J. W. G. Nicholson of the Canada Agriculture Research Station at Frederic-ton. "A commercial beef producer needs a sharp pencil to figure profit margins in this kind of management decision," he says. For each extra 100 pounds of weight, a cow will eat another 650 pounds of average quality hay or equivalent feed per year. To offset that extra feed cost, the calf that cow weans must weigh 20 pounds more, says Dr. Nicholson. "For example, to pay for her extra feed, a cow that weighs 1,400 pounds must wean a calf weighing 80 pounds more than one from a 1,000-pound cow." That is only the additional feeding costs. Other extras include the additional barn space and acreage needed to support a larger cow. Larger bulls do not add as much to overhead and operating costs because the additional costs can be spread over more offspring, particularly if artificial insemination is used to sire a larger number of calves. An experiment has been set up at the Experimental Farm at Nappan, N.S., in co-operation with T. M. Maclntyre, to compare the feed requirements and productivity of large and small cows for beef production. Both groups will be crossbred cows. The large cows will come from a cross between Brown Swiss and shorthorn cattle, the small cows from a cross of Jerseys with shorthorns. About 60 cows of each cross will be compared for three years. Preliminary results obtained with a group of 20 cows of each cross which calved at two years of age showed the fol- lowing results: -the Brown Swiss cross cows weighed an average of 977 pounds after calving, the Jersey cross cows 832 pounds. -weaning weights of male calves, adjusted to constant 205-day age, averaged 494 pounds for the offspring of the large cows and 455 pounds for the small cows. All of the calves born this first year were sired by Aberdeen-Angus bulls. There were few difficult births, says Dr. Nicholson. The cows were bred back to Hereford bulls and if calving problems are not serious, one of the exotic breeds may be used in the future. You give it all you've got. Molson Golden gives you all the good, smooth taste you deserve. It's the beer everyone enjoys. So get together... for a Molson Golden. Molson Golden've earned HI ;