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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, February 4, 1972 Fa I'm and ranch nolcs beef (oCanada-U, price B By Ric Swiharf flog marketing board wants exclusion horn farm products legislation-C-176 'I'III-. continues. Tliii-ly live. finished beef carcassi's loft Cannila destined for n Japanese speciality market which could open up new avenues of trade lor Canadian beef preriiicls. The carcasses, ranging in weight from lint) to 850 pounds were selected from (JO cows and heifers that had been specially fed at the University of Al- berta's beef cattle research station at Kllerslic to produce Kobe-type beef. The idea behind this project is lo the proper feeding lechniques which will give the right carcass quality lo meet the demands of the market. The main characteristic of Kobe beef is a high degree of marbling (liberal amount of intramuscular The cows used in the project were selected be- cause of infertility mainly. If such a marketable ani- mal carcass can be gathered from an animal which is otherwise reduced in value, the livestock industry in Canada will prosper. A side light to this shipment is the fact that it. is the first lime a Canadian beef producers' organiza- tion has attempted to export beef. The Alberta Cuttle Commission was Ihe push behind the shipment. The commission apparently is interested in open- ing markets for other Canadian beef products in Japan, not just Ihe speciality product market, The new two-price system for Canadian wheat has been lauded by all quarters so far. The Palliser Wheat Growers Association speaks highly of the prin- ciples behind the move but are awaiting final ram- ifications of the plan before making a policy state- ment. Orville Reber, Alberta director on the Palliser board, said Ihc two-year-old organization is looking at the issue hut at this time wants recognition where recognition is the hands of Ihe Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture and Unifarm He said these two groups were the main pushes for Hie system. An interesting note on the distribution of the money will the rich get richer or will Ihe total wheat growing population benefit. Since the higher price is only applicable lo mill- ing quality wheat, if the government subsidy applies only to farmers growing milling quality wheat, then these farmers who have been getting the best prices will get even better prices. If the government spreads the price benefits over the entire grains industry, all fanners will benefit. If this't come about, ma> be the government, will be forced to have a two-price system for feed also and so on down the line. Warble inspection in all Alberta auction markets is now compulsory. Bob Dyck at Fort Macleod Auc- tion Market is of Ihe opinion that Ihe warbles won't be delected for about another month so the big yellow W won't be spread around for sonic lime. .VII aspects of the livestock trade seem to be in favor of the program. The regional agricultural ser- vices board lias even gone so far as to pass a resolu- tion asking the federal government to include the three Alberta terminal markets under the jurisdiction of the program. As it is, 40 per cent of the saleable animals pass through the terminal livestock yards and so escape (he veterinarian and (he rules as applied lo warble infested cattle. Dr. M. A. Kahn of the Lelbbridge Research Sta- tion said (his is one program which will help to con- trol Ihe pest. He said some ranchers have been bard to convince thai Ihe program will benefit Ihom but that they have come around traflp Alberta Hog controversial Dill and Ihe Alberta neighbor Who may have i -B- Board opposes amended form, Marketing Board allocated a hog of commodity groups for national lo production Dr. Jeffory said. A recent visit hy a nncliine for ivliit'h do not of agricultural the following pointed out that on May mission ir.ay have opened and an instnuvK'iii lype of legislation, Dr. and control of 1571 a brief was presented to door lo increased I'VpnvU readily if a cow is Jc'ffery, manager movemenl of quota system assumes Government of Canada re- livestock, agricultural or is All of Uic hoard .said fixed domestic action on two alterna- and equipmi'ii-l lo llu1 these are .still in the board does management by that shall he shared, slage but should Ihe bill in respect implies the equitably, by of sections cover- Heading Ihc iuri-business mission on Us export markcLs v.'licn those cominarUy groups wlio Ihey are being produced coin- desire this type of production quotas of predetermined producers. This, in the view supply management, and control of intei-provincial and week lour of several imTcinlly, Dr. Poirier 1 Dr. Jeff cry directed by n AHPMB, decreases marketing, or centres Dr. and hence strike hogs and pork Poiricr, assi.slant deputy action could the provisions of Bill Lsler of Lhe Canada department of agriculture. Increased exports of Club export market development. Western Canada has a tremendous potential for "This brief was jointly sub-milled lo Sten Berg, chair- and cattle semen may which can he of AHPMBP Bob Edwards, from the talks will] Uic DOSITA [start -working on their Gym, All club through a rational Saskatchewan Swine agriculture of f i c i a Is, January meeting of the to be at the Legion to export Association and Poiricr says. Of particular interest to them were the Hoi-i stein dairy and Hereford Bonita 4-H Sew and Sew Club was held on Jan. 4 at 10 with four leaders and were given by Brian Ball on the Bot Fly, and M.nvinp Alr-Kema nn eluh noon hour Feb. 18, to set up for the Awards Night Banquet. There will be a a quota system has heen established, it becomes more difficult for new Vercaigne, president, Manitoba Pork .Producers he said. present. liop following, wilh a to enter the industry. Dec. 30, 1371, the AHPMB At the same time. Soviet animal geneticists voiced inlor-1 est in the exchange with Can-' ada of genetic stocks. They were particularly interested in 'Canadian Holstein, shorthorn and Hereford cakle and Land-race meeting began with O'Canada, led hy Connie followed by Ihe 3-H pledge led bv Biidgetle Donovan. CLUB KEPORTER Bridgelle Ball volunteered to take care of all the papers, books, and pamphlets that Ihc club may acquire. Ed Byam made a ir.otion that we Rive irapromlu speeches at the next meeting for practice at the public fee being charged all non-members. AJ1 grain eluh members are lo decide the lype of projecl Lhey wish tor Ihc coming year and notify club leader, Roddy Rogers not later than January 31, so the orders can be in are implemented they arc generally allocated to producers in line wilh their operational production level at that time. How does a producer who starts with a 200 hog quota have an opportunity lo catch up a telegram to Bud Olson, minister of agi iculture and Prime Minister TrudeJU, indicating that the stand taken by Ihs hog producers of Alberta has not changed from that outlined in the original brief, Dr. Jeffery said. Soviet plans to increase the number of food processing i plants are their objective is 700 new plants by 1975, including more than 100 for slaughtering and processing January meeting of the McNally Taifor's Tacks was held Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Uic L u c o home. The pledge was led by Carol French. The roll call was your favorite Bobbie Thompson gave a speech on the Public Speaking Workshop held at the college last month. CLUB REPORTER Mnvrnn Feb. 1 Project books were handed out. A short discussion on photography followed. All members are to bring a camera to the next meeting. CLUH agricultural events February 7 Lomond Agricultural and Home.msldnff The building program could benefit business meeting began "Soviet officials said a report on carolling GJI uary 7 Eiichant Canada Manpower Course i may be interested in buying complete processing i for .some of Hit? ncir plants, Eelilh Cavell Nur.Mng Home. The club gave monthly meeting of the Del Bonita 4-It Beef club was held on Jan. 8, in Ihe meeting was called to order by club president Beth 8 Foremost Rapeseed and Production and Marketing Dr. Poirier reports. "Wu a speaker to Karen School with 34 hn led the 8 Vulcan Agricultural and Homemaiing them that Canada Boullon. They will The meeting was 11 11 F 11 -Frl nnrl lurcrs some of I his equipment and like to submit, lenders whenever possible." replacement of equipment in exisling packing plan1 5 TCur-scIl to help them find a speaker. We began to discuss plan's for the public speaking tea. Karen BouHon to order by vice-president Cindy Rasmussen. O'Canada was sung and Kelly Ilelgeson led the pledge. Mr. Newton then divided the club each member will bo ex-pecled to know the distance between his calf's ears. Secretary minutes were read and 8 Cardston Dryland Hay Production C.H.D. February 9 Arrowood Agricultural and Homemakuig Short Course February 10-11 Edmonton Fresh Vegetable Growers fers anollicr opportunity for sales hy Canada. Srjmc [nieces of equipment have been in plans. groups and the constituents of the leaders pave a ren-nrl nn feed was discussed. Public conference in Ed'i-onlon Speaking was discussed Impromplu lalks were given iv Sandra favorite Chrisf'-nas Uav Meeting February 14 Del Bonila UniXarm Meeting (Corral for a long tim-n find ji Murra. atvi some of liv; -1-lf members Lradiiinii: ;ird 14 Pinchcr Creek Farm Law V Day have lo b? rcplac-rd in vr ;'n enlo'.ylih ''i'-smiicd In lalks in Feb- _ J -ri n i i n ra-Mnan. w n a 1 c IJ-16 Medicine Hal Leadership too diEi-ani [mure, Dr. on Inv; l-t lUTr- rlH' (.haiilablc firi'-c IT' cnn-imH Ice Collected lu 16 Tiber Agricultural and Business points t: i ..pnrii v-hifh was sent to Muscular A banner wa.s Short Trade is a r- orcl u'cre handed in I" Weed Conliol asid Kill and Canada could offer in-n" i n i.-nf Dr. Clail" market for some of prod-velopmenL that impressed the Canadian for and sonic suirycsliofls a good year CLUD Dale Kcarns presented Kaupp wilh two trophies, one for public speaking and one for judging 17 Brocks Alfa February 21 Pincher Growers Day Leadersliip Training Work- These include a machine Hcissell The January meeting was decided a raffle 22 Warner Dugout Cons trucl ion, removing meat from bones, Jan. 24 at the sale will be held Jan. Control Fish Farming, Cooking and I ifumc n piva-Tlie (bird regular meclinB Tim Jfclntosli led the Jan. ]5 at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the raffle February 23-25 Edmonton Provincial AEriculnjraJ .MILK held by the and roll call was lo Hie retarded children in Hoard The Southern Saddle Ilorio Club, Jan. 10. Mavis Email gave a talk on with the name of a for-c gn Proceeds from the _ FleM Com Q bake sale will go to the Club's roller skating parly club eliminations Holt gave a report onl __ 11 vas a big success. Public Speaking speaking for the 1 vauxhall Agricultural Short were 20 members present bo held in Ihe near be held March 24 at 7 Brooks Seed Producers 50 members are asked in the Noble 13-17 Lelhbridge A. I. Management if. depends on what you do. Cattle "rubs in horse J. Cattle grubs are usually con- sidered to be parasites only of cattle. In sprmg the large bee- like warble flies altacli their eggs to hairs on the legs nnd lower parts of cattle. The eggs hatch in four to seven days and the young larvae enter the host throuph the skin and begin lo migralo through the connective (issues. About seven months lalcr the larvae have reached the back o[ ihc animal. Here they cut a brc.-ilhing bole through I lie skin of Ihe host and remain in or unrbles for another three months. The grubs, r.ow mature, drop to the ground, pupate, and emerge as flies, which mate and lay eggs, thus compiling Ihe life cycle. On rare occasions humans, goats, dogs, and cats have been Infested by cattle giubs but Uic only that frcqucnlly harliors ealtlc grubs is the horse. Infcslalions in horses have been reported from most major horse-breed- ing areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Many of lluvsi; rc- poyLs are (a.-e hLslorics of grubs lhai have pnxluml MJ- vere paralvtic symptoms, which apparently result [rum migrating grubs invading the brain and spinal cord. General- ly, liowcver, they form warbles in the backs as they do in cat- lie, but only rarely do they de- vri'jp In maturity. Only in two have grubs IWTM reporf- rl lo cen-.plele their develop- ment in h'irM'.v In recent years Ihc Letji- bridge Research Station has re- eeived many complaints from cattle ranchers in southern Al- berta whose saddle slock have been infested with cattle During the busy calving season the presence of even one hlc in the saddle area viill pro- duce enough festering (o render a ranch horse unfit for work. In i a survey of ranch horses in j southern Albcrla we found ihal j about 20 per cent of the horses were infested, but on a few ranches as many as 30 [o K per cent of the horses were in- fesled. Host of Uie infested horses had one or two warhles in Ilicir backs but some had as many a.s nine. The infesUilious seem lo occur most frequently on range horses !hat associate with catlle during Ihe warble fly season, fn general, ranchers who effectively controlled Ihc grubs m their callle had few or no horses infested. Systemic insecticides, which are recommended to control the young migrating larvae in cattle, have not registered for use on horses. A few of Ihc sun-eyed ranchers have treat- ed their horses with Iho callle preparation, bul this practice cannot ho recommended bc- j cause the toxicily of these j chemicnls lo horses is inMifii- ciently known. Tho grubs may squeezed out but this is diffi- cult in horses and frequently causes severe festering. The grabs may he surgically removed by a veterinarian. Iri- frcl.ive control of grubs in ihe callle herd apiwars to be Ihe best course of action at pies- seut to reduce Iho infestations el horses. i- can't nialu- up our iniiuls alimil our Il.ill-Tnu irm-k. 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