Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tues-'oy, February 6, 1973 IC SWIHART The vegetable hearings for producers, producer organizations, consumers and the wholesale - retail trade could be the first big breakthrough in the agriculture industry. The most local of the meetings are set today in Brooks and Wednesday at the Taber and District Community Centre. Earlier meetings were held in Peace River and Edmonton. Interest has been strong from the producer sector while participation from the wholesale-retail trade has been less than ideal. There are 30 briefs to be A point of interest from Vcr-fuica Mcf'ormick, dairy spe-ialist in the economics branch of the Canada department of agriculture, will not sit right for most Southern Albertans. She reports that not only is the dairy " industry the oldest agriculture industry in Canada but farm cash receipts from the sale of milk and cream, in- Farmers in Southern Alberta who have unthreashed grain still in the field may qualify for emergency assistance. The provincial government has agreed to provide cash grants to Alberta farmers who qualify under the emergency program. Application forms are now available at municipal district offices. , To qualify for assistance, the * 1 New pesticide regulations in Canada have divided by label those designed for domestic and commercial use. They will now be registered for sale according to standards of safety to humans and the potential' effects on wildlife and the environment. Domestic products are those which are used in and around the home. They can be bought presented during the four public sessions. This has got to be one of the best examples of demo-ei-acy in action. Producers arc being given the chance to air any troubles they are having in the production, marketing and transportaition of their goods. Since the hearings are zeroing in on the industry, they are most important to Southern Alberta since about 00 par cent of the provincial production comes from the area south of Calgary. eluding subsidies, in 1071 were larger than from the sale of wheat. She says if the estimated farm cash income from the sale of dairy herds is added to that from dairy products, the total farm cash receipts are about $1.1 billion - 24 per cent of cash receipts from all farming operations. farmer must be residing in Alberta and actually operating a farm. The farm must consist of at least 50 cultivated acres. Deadline for the applications for assistance is Feb. 28. Permit books must accompany the fanner to the municipal office when applications are being made cut. Further information is available from district agriculturists. at dmg and hardware stores and garden centres. Commercial products a r e those which are used in commercial agriculture, forestry, and industry. These products are usually sold through agricultural and similar commercial suoply stores. Some of the more potent products may be restricted to use by authorized persons to ensure safe use. The Chinook would like to thank several observant readers who picked out the mountain goate which were mistaken for big horn sheep. Not being a hunter, I didn't recognize the difference but envy the people from Elkford who write to tell us of the beautiful wildlife scenery they have at their door The fine spring weather (at the time of writing) and the loud noise of motorcycles zig-ging and zagging around the city brought to mind the time this reporter introduced Jock, that canine companion of 15 years, to a brand spanking new new fire engine red cycle. He couldn't figure out the noise and the fact that bis roaster slops. Another fellow wrote from Piucher Creek to notify us of the error also. I wonder if U>3 readers could signify their interest in such wildlife features appearing in The Chinook. Such articles are available at times and could be used if enough readership warranted it. was on top. The thing which helped him was when, with his front feet on the gas tank and his hind feet on my thighs, we wisked through the river bottom, much to his delight. You could almost visualize him imagining that he was flying Uirough the air nipping at the heels of countless cats and finally getting away with it. YOUTH IN ACTION - Jackie Ohno, 13, of 1806 15th Ave. N, looks young, thinks young and evidently puts all her youthful energy into the licorice stick she plays in her junior high school band. She joined the band because she wanted to learn to play an instrument and she picked a clarinet. Besides her band activities, Jackie enjoys other forms of music, cooking ond sewing. Imagine, a domesticated musician. Rick Ervin photo weet clover poisoning cause of livestock losses The loss of 10 cows and 10 abortions that occurred recently in the I.elhbridge area have all been attributed by the Alberta veterinary services laboratory in that region to sweet clover poisoning. The director of the veterinary services division. Dr. II. N. Vance, advises cattlemen who are feeding sweet clover to have it checked at one of the regional veterinary laboratories or at the Alberta Soil and Feed Testing Laboratory in Edmonton. While most sweet clover is perfectly safe to feed, problems can arise; ar.d, when they do, they are not usually diagnosed until several animals have been lost. In cases of swett clover poisonings, the feed has usually been damaged in some way and very often contains an excessive amount of moldy growth. The substance in the clover that causes cattle deaths is called dicoumarin. When present, it interferes with the normal ability of the blood to clot. An animal which receives a large amount of dicoumarin loses a great deal of blood from a slight injury that would normally cause only a minor bruise. The discovery of the role that sweet clover can play in cattle problems lead to the identification and isolation of dicoumarin which is now widely used to treat coronary arterial disease in human beings. While it is of great benefit to people when given in carefully controlled doses, it can be disastrous to cattle under natural conditions.