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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, February 3, 1973 Ottawa Livestock OTTAWA (CP) - Receipts of cattle and calves at Canada's 10 public stockyards v.ere moderate this week, with approximately J7.637 head offered, the federal agricltiire department said Friday. A-l and A-2 steers in the west were offered in moderate to active trading with uneven prices from 73 cents lower to $1 higher w-hile eastern demand was narrow with prices 51) cents lower. A-f and A-2 heifers met a good demand resulting in active trading with western prices uneven from 50 cents lower to $1.50 higher while eastern prices remained steady. D-t and D-2 cows generally were steady to 1'5 cents stronger, under a good demand with Winnipeg the exception under a narrow demand with prices 50 cents to SI lower. Vealer calves were under a good demand with active to strong trading reflecting steady to $3 stronger prices. Receipts of feeder cattle and calves were normal with approximately 13,654 head on offer. A good to moderate demand for steers over 750 pounds resulted in active trading with generally steady prices and Winnipeg reporting prices $2 stronger. Steer calves 401 to 575 pounds were generally steady under a moderate to good demand. Heifers over 550 pounds brought steady to fully steady prices under a good demand. Heifer calves 401 to 550 pounds were under a good demand resulting generally in steady prices. Receipts of sheep and lambs were normal with approximately 2,764 head on offer. Good lambs under a good to moderate demand brought steady to stronger prices. The hog market was strong in all centres with record prices continuing. Toronto broke the $50 mark with a high price of $50.20 reported. A-t and A-2 steers, live: Montreal 40-12; Toronto 43-44.50: Winnipeg 40.50-41.50; Saskatoon 38.25-39.75; Edmonton 38 - 40: Calgary 39-40.60. A 1 and A-2 heifers: Toronto 40-41.50; Winnipeg 37-38; Saskatoon 35.50-36.75: Edmonton 35-36.50; Calgary 35.50-36.90. D-l and D-2 cows: Toronto 27.50 - 28.50; Winnipeg 26.50-27.50: Saskatoon 25-26.75; Edmonton 25-26; Calgary 25.25-27. Good and choice veal calves: Montreal 55-65; Toronto 41-52: Winnipeg 55-65; Edmonton 45-49. Feeder steers over 750: Toronto 36-44; Winnipeg 36-42; Saskatoon 34-43: Edmonton 41-44; Calgary 38-43. Feeder steer calves 401-575: Toronto 52-57; Winnipeg 40-46; Saskatoon 40-52.75; Edmonton 46-50; Calgary 44-51.50. Good Iambs: Montreal 45.50; Toronto 40-43; Winnipeg 37.50-39: Saskatoon 27; Edmonton 30-32.50; Calgary 30. Index 100 hogs: Montreal 47; Toronto 48.25-50.20; Winnipeg 44.85 - 46.55; Saskatoon 44.15-45.10; Edmonton 42.55 - 44.75; Calgary 42.60-45.W. Lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: 157 cattle; 200 calves; 1,836 hogs; 316 lambs. Butcher cattle .25 to .50 higher. Replacement cattle steady to strong. Trade active. Al plus A2 slaughter steers meeting very good demand with sales to 41.00. This is the highest price ever paid for slaughter steers at the Lethbridge yards. Al plus A2 slaughter heifers also meeting good demand with prices .25 to .50 higher. All classes of cows met good demand at about steady prices. Medium and good stacker and feeder cattle are meeting good good demand at steady to strong prices. Older bred cows - 285 to 345. Bred heifers - 330 to 365. SLAUGHTER Steers: Al plus A2 39.50 to 41. Keifers: Al plus A2 35.50 to 36.80. THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 TO 500 HOGS SELL TUES., at 1 p.m. ALSO -DAIRY COWS -BABY CALVES -SHEEP YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CALVES * Thursday - 1 p.m. 800 - HEAD - 800 LISTINGS TAKEN FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL SALES SPECIAL STOCK COW AND BRED HEIFER SALE Wed., Feb, 21 at 1 pjn, EXPECTING 500 TO 800 HEAD ALL BREED BULL SALE WED., MARCH 14th WESTERN CANADA EXOTIC BREED SALE WED., APRIL 11th LIST YOUR FARM SALES EARLY AND BE ASSURED OF A GOOD SALE DATE BEST WISHES ALBERTA AUCTION MARKETS 17th ANNUAL CONVENTION PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. located In the Hub of Southern Alberta's Livestock Industry 3 miles east of Lethbridge on Highway 3 and V* mile south BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 Cows: Dl plus D2 25.50 to 27.10, D3 23 to 25, D420 to 23. REPLACEMENT Good heavy feeder steers over 950 lbs 39 to 40. Good light stock steers 43 to 45.25. Good feeder heifers 34.50 to 38.10. Good stock steer calves 53 to 59.50. Gcod stock heifer calves 39.25 to 44.25. HOGS, LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week at the Lethbridge Yards 42.75 to 44.05 base price. This is the highest price ever paid for slaughter hogs at the Lethbridge yards. All classes of weaner and feeder hogs sold extreme f well with prices jumping as much as 10. in some classes. Weavers 16.50 to 26.50. Light feeders under 100 lbs. 27 to 33.50. Heavy feeders 100-130 lbs. 34.75 to 45.00. Heavy feeders over 130 lbs. 45.25 to 49.50 all prices per head. Light feeders under 100 lbs sold from 34.25 to 46.75 per hundredweight. Heavy feeders over 100 lbs sold from 29.50 to 36.26 per hundred weigiit. Bred sows and gilts 75.00 to 132.50 per head. Good lambs 30 to 31. Perlich Livestock There were 1,871 head of livestock sold this week at Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 1,193 cattle and 627 hogs and 51 sheep. Cattle market continues to meet a strong demand from local and U.S. orders. Price quotations as follows: SLAUGHTER CATTLE Choice steers - 39.50 to 40.10; choice heifers - 36.50 to 37.10; good cows - 25.50 to 26.90; medium cows - 23 to 25; can-ners and cutters - 18 to 22; bologna bulls - 30 to 32.10; butcher bulls - 33 to 36. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Steer calves - 350-400 lbs.- 52 to 58.75; steer calves - 400-500 lbs. - 50 to 58; steer calves - over 500 lbs. - 48 to 53.40; plain quality steer calves including Holstein - 42 to 49; feeder steers - Under 800 lbs. - 44 to 47.60; feeder steers over 800 lbs. and short keeps- 40 to 44; holstein feeder steers - 36 to 39.90; heifer calves - 250-400 lbs. - 44 to 50; heifer calves - 400-500 lbs. - 43 to 46; heifer calves - Over 500 lbs. 40 to 45; Charolais heifers 450-600 lbs. - 45 to 50; feeder heifers - 36 to 40; feeder cows - 24 to 27; medium quality stock cows - 275 to 360. HOGS, SHEEP Market hogs-dressed weight - 42.65 to 43.90; good weaners - 21.50 to 25.75; light feeders - 26.50 to 33.25; feeders - over 100 lbs. - 32 to 52.50; Bred sows and gilts - 100 to 155; dairy cows - 10 to 470; good ewes - 23 to 31; old ewes - 2 to 7. Ration meat MIAMI (AP) - Admitting problems in beef production, Cuba reduced Wednesday the rationed quotas of meat available to the country's housewives. Cuba's 8.5 million people were told that distribution of beef now will be limited to once every nine days and that pork and fowl will be substituted for beef when available. Food bin resembles space vehicle This food storage bin made of fibre glass resembles a Imar spaceship at first glance. The bins were on display this wee k at the Farm and Industrial Equipment Show in Toronto. Another display this year included several Russian-built tractors. ontreal real estate 1 billion sales U.S. grain boxcars 6iiol delaying Canadian movement9 WINNIPEG (CP) - R. S. Allison, prairie region vice-president of CP Rail, said Friday movement of U.S. grain through Canada in CPR boxcars is in accordance with car service rules and is not adversely affecting movement of Canadian grain. Mr- Allison said in a statement some company boxcars loaded with U.S. grain have been moving through North Portal, Sask., via Canada to U.S. ports. "This is in accordance with North American car service rules which govern the manner in which cars of one railway may be used by another, and fully complies with both U.S. and Canadian customs regulations." He said about 450 CP Rail cars loaded with U.S. grain have moved through Canada since last fall. These are cars MONTREAL (CP) - Metropolitan Montreal's real estate sales topped $1 billion in 1972, a sign that Canada's largest city may have recovered from the political and eoonomic problems prevalent three years ago. Real estate officials even report they are running short of medium priced houses in some parts of the area. They are also concerned that prices may begin to rise at an inflationary rate since increased confidence could lead to a strong sellers' market. Gerard Carignan, outgoing president of the Montreal Real Estate Board, said "no one wants to see Montreal hit by the kind of house-price inflation that appears to be out of control in Toronto. The average house price there has risen thousands of dollars above that of its counterpart in Montreal." Other signs of Montreal's recovery include about .$1 billion in new construction projects scheduled to begin this year, including several office towers, REGULAR CATTLE SALE n: EVERY MONDAY AT 11:00 A.M. HOGS SELL AT 11 A.M. Don't be content to accept one offer at home, consign your livestock to us, where you are guaranteed to have the Auction Ring full of Buyers to bid on your product. SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER LINE UP YOUR FARM SALES NOW WHILE DATES ARE AVAILABLE PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER - DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Sales Manager Lie. 293 GARY JENSEN 4,000 new hotel rooms, subway extensions and apartment developments. "Real estate activity is an indication of how business is doing in general," says Beverly D. Baily, new president of the real estate board. The board reports that there were 29,800 transactions in buildings and land during 1972, representing slightly over $1 billion-a record for the area and the highest since 19S9. Real estate sales were $895.1 million in 1969, but they plunged to $770.2 million in 1970, a year of political turmoil which saw a cabinet minister killed and a British trade commissioner kidnapped by members of the Front de Liberation du Quebec. Sales advanced slightly in 1971 to $792.6 million on 23,800 transactions, but they were still not strong enough to indicate a turnaround. Egg prices EDMONTON (CP) - Weekly egg and poultry report issued by the federal agriculture department: Eggs: To producers: A large 50; A medium 48; A small 33; B 33; C 6; cracks 15. To retailers: A large 59-62; A medium 58-60; A small 45. To consumers (in cartons): A large 65-69; A medium 64-67; A small 50-55. Poultry: Live No. 1 chicken - broilers, 25; 6 and over, 27^; 5 and under 6, 25. Fowl - Under 4, 4-6; turkey -under 12, 31%, 12 to 18, 31%; over 18, 29]/2. Live No. 2 chicken - broilers, 22; 6 and over, 23y2; 5 and under 6, 22. Turkey - under 12, 28V2; 12 to 18, 28'/2; over 18, 27V2. Sets work rules KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) - President Mobutu of Zaire, fresh from a visit to China, said that Zaire citizens will spend their Saturdays working on collective projects in the general interest of the country and prisoners will labor as farm hands. He also imposed bans on importing beer, food and jewels. "The 1972 figures are a reflection of the steadily improving economic picture and of growing confidence in Quebec," said Mr. Baily, president of Westmount Realties which recently merged with the national firm of A.E. LePage Ltd. He predicted the healthy picture should continue this year. PANIC SELLING OVER The flurry of what realtors call panic selling has also ended. People who were trying to sell in 1970 but couldn't are changing their minds, and many are withdrawing their properties from the sales lists. Jack Engelsman of LePage (Quebec) Inc. said: "A good many people were so anxious to sell the buyer could take his time while half a dozen sellers waited." Today lists are running short in some suburbs, although there is m shortage of houses in the $100,000-and-over bracket. The shortages exist in medium-priced properties, the $20,-000 to $40,000 price range. However, prices remain relatively steady as "the average price for houses in 1972 has been only about two-or 2V4-per-cent higher than in M71," Mr. Carignan said. "But with demand higher and stock diminishing, owners may be holding out for considerably higher prices than they would have accepted a couple of years ago." Taber Livestock TABER - On offer this week were 1,342 head of livestock consisting of 929 cattle and 412 hogs. Most classes held steady with last week's close. Good cows steady. Bulb 50 cents higher. Yearling feeder steers 50 cents stronger. Heifers gained 75 cents. Steer calves steady. Heifer calves a little slower with some Charolais Cross bred heifers over 500 pounds topping $51 CWT. All classes of hogs sold strong and were $2 higher. Good cows, 26 to 27.20; fair to medium, 24 to 25.75; light feeder cows, 27.50 to 29. Bulls, 27.50 to 31. REPLACEMENT Good yearling feeder steers 700 tD 800 pounds, 44 to 46.20; good feeder steers 600 to 700 pounds, 46 to 49.20. Good yearling feeder heifers 700 to 800 pounds, 38 to 39; good feeder heifers 600 to 700 pounds 39 to 41.50. Good steer calves, 300 to 400 pounds, 51 to 55; fair- to medium steer calves, 450 to 600 pounds, 46 to 50.50. Good heifer calves, 400 to 500 pounds, 44 to 46; fair to medium, 40 to 43.75. Char, cross heifers over 500 pounds, 49.50 to 51. HOGS Weaner hogs, 17 to 28; light feeders, 30 to 39; heavy feeders, 40 to 55; bred sows, 67.50 to 130. which previously had been shipped to the U.S. with Canadian products. They are then loaded with U.S. grain and after being unloaded at U.S. porfe> they are returned empty to CP Rail for Canadian loading on the west coast. Use of the cars was criticized director of the Palliser Wheat Growers Association. He said this was being done at a time when there was difficulty moving Canadian gram to the west coast. Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) - Live beef futures close Friday. Mar - 41.85B; May - 42.35; Jly - 41.00A; Sep - 40.00A. Thursday's volume: No contracts. Grain prices Winnipeg Grain WINNIPEG (CP) - Oilseeds continued to gain strength in light to moderate trading at the close Friday on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, with most futures up to the 10-cent trading limit. Flax and Vancouver rapeseed futures all were up 10 cents, and most Thunder Bay rape-seed futures were up between seven and 10 cents. Feed grains also posted healthy gains, except for December futures which saw little activity. Volume of trade Thursday was 658,000 bushels oE flax, 3,496,000 of rapeseed and 1,102,-000 of rye. Export loadings of Canadian wheat Thursday included 862,-000 bushels to the United Kingdom. Lakehead export wheat prices all were up Vs cent. Grain quotes Friday (basis Lakehead): High Low Close Flax May 492yz 435 492# Jly 466 458% 466 Oct 449% 445 449% Nov - - 432 Rapeseed Vancouver Mar 401% 3933A 401% Jun 383 376 383 Sep 376 368& 376 Nov 349 342 349 Rapeseed Thunder Bay May 355V4 350% 354 Jly 349V4 344 349V4 Oct 343 333% 343 Nov - - 3361,4 Oats May 120% 116% 120% Jly 117% 114% 117% Oct 110 107 110 Dec -� - 100% Barlev May 152% 150 152% Jly 152 149% 152 Oct 148% 145 148 Dec - - 150 Rye May 176% 171% 175% Jly 167% 162% 167% Oct 161% 160% 160% Dec - - 155V* SALESMAN TO REPRESENT GOODYEAR MAINTENANCE PRODUCTSI EXPERIENCE IN ROOFING HELPFUL BUT NOT ESSENTIAL! We are an old, established and respected firm with Sales Representation throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and in over 50 other countries. Over the years, many of our men STARTED in this field with some other firm, but switched to Consolidated for complete fulfillment. They claiwi that with Consolidated, they are able to achieve a degree of success and personal satisfaction not attainable with the other firms. No OVERLOADING of TERRITORIES! A more COMPLETE PRODUCT LINE, for year 'round sales. COLLECT PHONE CALLS to the Home Offices! Field assistance from Office Management whn needed. And FIELD MANAGEMENT positions ARE AVAILABLE. If you're interested in this unique road to success, WRITE TODAY to: Consolidated" Paint and Varnish (Canada) Ltd., Dept. NA, P.O. Box 396, Montreal N. 459, Quebec. If you are EXPERIENCED in the field of Roof Compound Sales to business and industry, please state with what FIRM you've had this experience. Also, give your phone number. All inquiries are confidential. Or, if you ARE EXPERIENCED, you can speed things up by phoning COLLECT to Mr. Jim Byat, at our INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: 216-771-3258. PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally located in the centre of a large cattle Feeding FAT CATTLE Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. WED., FEB. 7th 400 HEAD ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE Services available k Trucking * Branding k Vaccinating k Order Buying k Government Veterinary k Feeding Pens and Hog Raising Country HOG and DAIRY CATTLE SALE .every Saturday at 1 p.m. SPECIAL 15 BABY CALVES MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY JIM or JOE JURIS For Information and listings contact pjcture But(e Auction Market - Picture Butte, Alta. Auction market located 16 miles north of Lethbridge Highway 25 Phone 732-4400 Picture Butte AUCTIONEERS1 ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA TUESDAY LETHBRiDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION FEB. 6-7 p.sn. ON OFFER WILL BE A VARIETY OF NEW MERCHANDISE DONATED BY LOCAL MERCHANTS ALL PROCEEDS TO THE LETHBRIDGE ASSOCIATION FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED ;