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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta XV - THE IETH8SI0GE HE.IAtO - T�estfay, February 20, 1973 Cereal grains, oilseeds are major international trade contributors Canadian food and agricultural commodities traded in inter' national markets produced rev-enue in excess of $2 billion in 1970. As a result Canada ranked 5th among the agricultural exporting nations of the world. Cereal grains and oilseeds were major commodities which contributed towards a favorable export situation. Through market development, promotion and world demand for quality agricultural imports, Canada has become a SPECIAL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT C NOW ONIY ............................ Including the following services:  Adjust camber  Adjust toe-in  Adjust caster  Adjust torchan bars  Check all tire pressures  Inspect condition of front-end alignment .99 FREE HEADUTE ALIGNMENT WITH FRONT-END ALIGNMENT SB KING CHRYSLER DODGl Mparts Corner of 3rd Ave. and 11th St. 5. Phone 328-9271 major exporter of food and agricultural products. In 1970 only four countries had agricultural exports greater than Canada. The United States was the leading exporter with agricultural sales valued at $7.5 billion. This was more than double the value of exports from any other country. Next to the U.S. was the Netherlands witti export sales of $3.4 billion. France amd Australia ranked 3rd and 4th at $3 billion and $2.4 billion respectively. Brazil was in 6th position with exports of $1.9 billion and the United Kingdom was 7th at $1,5 billion. Categories Canadian exports of food and agricultural' products can be grouped into four major categories: food and live animals, beverages and tobacco, crude materials and animal and vegetable oils. The. first category, food and live animals, includes such //co-op\% JOE DEAK MANAGER Res. Phone 327-6256 LIVESTOCK DIVISION Highway No. 3 LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC STOCKYARDS 327-4010 BONDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION CATTLE SALES WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY-10 AJM. SPECIAL FEEDER SALES EACH FRIDAY FEEDER HOG SALES EACH MONDAY -1:00 P.M. Consign all your livestock to your Co-op at the Lethbridge Terminal Market for competitive buying competition. Good packer buyer representation ... Let them bid on your cattle. The auction ring is where the action is. t ORDER BUYING FEEDER CATTLE - Let us order your feeders to your specifications and to your advantage. Your marketing decision is right when you ship to the terminal market. When it's time for you to be on the market, contact us without obligation. Call a professional market man at the Lethbridge Stockyards. j SUPPORT YOUR CO-OP OPEN 24 HOURS EVERY DAY TO ACCEPT YOUR LIVESTOCK commodities as animals, meat, dairy and poultry products, fish, cereal grains, fruit and vegetables. Sales of these products represented more than three-quarters of all Canadian agricultural exports. Cereal grains alone accounted for 57 per cent of the food and live animal exports. Following cereal grains, foreign purchases of fish were next at 16 per cent, meat was eight per cent and fruit and vegetables were five per cent. The second category, beverages and tobacco, represented It per cent of agricultural exports and crude materials accounted for 12 per cent. Oilseed exports were the major portion of the crude materials category at 58 per cent; hides and skins were next accounting for 19 per cent. Animal and vegetable oils, the fourth category, represented only two per cent of Canada's total agricultural exports. Comparison A comparison of cereal grain and oilseed exports by country reveals the importance of Canadian commodities in inter- national trade. Canadian exports of wheat and flour, ond only to the U.S., represented 20 per cent of the world trade in tliese commodites in 1970. France was the leading barley exporting nation and Canada was second, supplying 29 per cent of the world market. Exporting 15 per cent of the world's oat requirements, Canada's position was second only to the United States. The U.S.S.R. was the major rye exporter; Camada was again second, supplying 24 per cent of the world demand'. However, Canada was a leading exporter of oilseeds. In 1970 Canada captured 78 per cent of the international flaxseed market and shipped 60 per cent of the world requirements for rapeseed and mustard seed. The importance of agricultural exports to the Canadian economy can't be overlooked. Markets for Canada's products deserve expansion; it is only through continued market development and product promotion that this can be achieved. WHAT WE'VE ADDED! THE EMPRESS The EMPRESS is a sectional home that looks custom-built EMPRESS is CMHC and AHC Approved! Comes in siies up to 1320 sq. ft.  Can be installed on a basement, foundation or blocked and skirted LARGE INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNTS Available at Both Lots LOOK MOBILE HOMES C0ALHURST -Phone 327-3744 BLAIRM0RE - Phone 562-2363 ;