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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Tuesday, February 11, 1975 Research Station report: Feeding value of hybrid corn silage By DR. DAVE BOWDEN Animal Nutritionist Tillering and nontillering hybrid corns can produce silages with similar digestible nutrient contents in Southern Alber- ta. At the Lethbridge Research Station, we com- pared the feeding value of silages from these two types of corn for heavy- yearling feeder steers to prove this point. The silages were made from tillering and non- tillering hybrids harvested from the same field on the same dates. Urea and limestone, each at 10 pounds per ton of chopped corn, were added during ensiling. Clint's Equipment SPECIALS! 3 POINT HITCH SNOW BLOWER P.T.O. powered 2 JOHN DEERE 800 SNOWMOBILES Like new, 1975 models. Each 1 JOHN DEERE 400 SNOWMOBILE model 1 JOHN DEERE 600 18" track Snowmobile. 1973 model A1 and PREG. TESTING CHUTE Adjustable side and front. side opening................................ 12'CORALL PANELS While they last. Each 40' IRRIGATION PIPE TRAILER Tandem axle ROPING CHUTE Single slot.................................. ROPING CHUTE GATE Made to your present alley S150O CLINT'S EQUIPMENT Cardston, Alberta Phone 653-3534 Dry matter of the silage from the nontillering corn was two-per cent higher. Dry matter of the two silages had about the same crude protein content. Twenty four Hereford feeder steers, averaging 812 pounds when starting' on silage, were fed for 112 days and then slaughtered. Each steer was fed individually with as much silage as it could eat. A supplement of steamed, rolled barley was fed at two levels with each silage. Half of the steers receiv- ed steamed, rolled barley at 0.5 per cent of body weight with the silage for the entire 112-day period. Amounts of barley fed to each animal were adjusted to body weights every 28 days. At this level of barley feeding, average daily gains of the steers for 112 days was'1.7 pounds per day, the same for both silages. The other group of steers received silage without barley for the first 56 days. Then barley was fed at 0.25 per cent of body weight. increasing to one per cent of body weight after 84 days. Steers on silage without barley consumed less silage and gained less weight on nontillering corn than on tillering corn. However, when barley was fed with the silage, the steers on the nontiltering corn gained .3 pounds more. For the 112 day feeding period, daily gains in weight averaged 1.3 pounds per day for animals on each .of the silages. Twenty three of the steers produced carcasses Wally rises early to dispense coffee VANCOUVER (CP) Wally Wilson's Don't Argue'Cigar Stand is sandwiched into the 500 block of West Georgia in downtown Vancouver, sur- rounded by towering office buildings and banks. But Wally doesn't seem worried about being crowded. He is squeezed in even in his own small store; shelves lined with tobacco and potato chips, cookies, chocolate bars and soup, hot drinks and milk, lo- zenges, aspirin and chew- ing gum leave him a work- ing space of about two feet by six. Lethbridge Artificial Breeders Phone Daily 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 327-8822 "Animal Stockyards Lethbridge, Alberta Semen Available from all Breeds and all Major Bull Studs! A.B.S.A-I School March 10-14.1975 A.B.S. Slmmentai Pacific per vial MIKE DOMKIN ARNOLD VAN KESSEL Licensed Technicians A-l SERVICE SEMEN SALES "As you can see, it's kind of says Wally apologetically as he glances around the cigar stand that has stood in the same location for 29 years. There was once a chain of Don't Argue Cigar Stands, explains Wally, with the stand he has managed for the previous 10 years the last cigar nook bearing the name. "Lots of old-timers still remember the slogan the stands argue, our tobacco's fresh." The morning is the busiest time of day for Wally.who arrives at the stand long before many of- fices workers have straggl- ed out of bed. He sets out stock, brews coffee and opens by a.m., hoping to attract some of the early-morning trade before the coffee shops open. During the day, it's a steady flow of'customers on coffee or lunch breaks, some greeting Wally, others quickly making their purchases and mov- ing on. Wally's stand has been broken into three times in the last nine years, despite the fact the till is always emptied at night. Even with the early- morning hours six days a week (Wally opens Satur- day even though most of- fices, his prime market, are he doesn't in- tend to retire when he comes of age in about four years. that graded either Al or A2. The remaining carcass graded Bl because of low fat cover. These results indicate that tillering and nontiller- ing hybrid corns recommended for Southern Alberta can produce silages of similar feeding values. However, the tillering hybrids grown in this area usually produce more dry per acre, thus the total yield of digestible nutrients per acre will usually be higher than for the nontillering hybrids. '747 JUMBO SIGHTSEEING CRUISER WITH STEWARDESS Btlf ind Glmbll March SUM. Las Vegas and Palm Springs. 9 days as low as Winter Fun Fling. Las Vegas, Reno, Palm Springs." March 13. 11 days as low as Cinidi Winlir 6ims Holiday. Dismylind. Film Springs. Us VsgiS Tour. Reno. San Francisco. Fisherman's Wharf, Hollywood. Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm. Feb. 8. 14 days as low as S305 _ LJS VigiS Spadll. March 10. 7 days, as low as ClUldl Winlir GUMS. San Diego, Tijuana, Disneyland. Holiday tour. Feb. 8th to 23rd, 16 days, Reno, San Francisco, Fisherman's Whart, Hollywood, Knotts Berry Farm. 2 days in Disneyland, 2 days in San Diego. Shopping tour of -Tijuana, Mexico. 2 days in Palm Springs. 2 days in Las Vegas As low as Florida Disney World. Wishlngton D.C. Tour. Washington D.C., Cape Kennedy Space Centre. Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauder- dale, Miami Beach. Nassau in the Bahamas, Walt Disney World, Pensacola. El Paso, Jurarez Mexico, Phoenix, Las Vegas. Feb. 24th, March 17th 24 days Flimtrs' Mil Ranchan' Tour. (To Idaho, Nevada, California, Mexico, Reno, San Francisco, Hollywood. Disneyland, Las Vegas aboard the 747 Jumbo Sightseeing Cruiser of Northern Bus San Diego, Mazatlan, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarto aboard the luxury P C Princess Cruise Ship! 20 day tours. Feb. 24th. Twin as low as Co-Sponsored by Northern Tours and Thomas Cook World Travel Service. Limited amount of space per tour. Escorted by Steve Cathy Kotch. Ctiidi Winlir GMIW Wind-Down Holiday Tour. Feb. 2sth 16 days. Reno, San Francisco. Fisherman's Wharf, Knotts Berry Farm. Hollywood, Disneyland. San Diego, Tijuana, Mexico, Palm Springs. Las Vegas. As low as Dismyland, Grand Canyon. Las Vigas Tour. Reno, san Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, Hollywood. Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm. Palm Springs. March 1, 16 days as low as EjJIir Holiday Tour. Reno. San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, Disneyland. Hollywood. Universal Studios, Las Vegas. March 27. 1 1 days, as low as Combination. Luxury Motor Coach and Steamship Cruises to Mexico an Hawaii. Several New 747 Jumbo Sightieeing Cruisers now in. Northern's Fleet. "World's Only Airline Service On The Ground" NORTHERN BUS TOURS Alta. Phont 327-3536 329-4474 COLLEGE MALL _ ________ VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. jjr FORT MACLEOD Direct iinft Irom Lllhbridgt 328-1477, Lithfaridgt 321-7331 321-3211 "Livestock Dealers and Order Buyers' Momtay, WwkwMUy ThunOy COMPLETE CATTl ELINER SERVICE We buy on all markets in Alberta Contact ui now tor your feeder cattle.____ ;