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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta New IBR vaccine OK for pregnant cows A new vaccine Is on the Ci nadian market which can be used to vaccinate pregnan cows and heifers against infec tious bovine rhinotracbedtis (IBR) or red nose. Previously IBR vaccines could be used only on open cows. The new vaccine was releas- ed in the United States last fall after about a year of trials It was first used in Alberta in November on a dairy herd near Edmonton. Dr. G. G. Klavano, micro- biologist at the provincial vet- erinary services laboratory, reports that there have been no subsequent abortions in the herd, nor any side effects. IBR can occur in both dairy and beef cattle. The percent- of abortions is usually much higher in beef herds and can range anywhere from 15 to 60 per cent. However, five of the nine cases of IBR diagnosed in the herds completely separate from unvaccinated breeding herds while the cows are in calf. He also advises anyone who buys feeders to keep them well away from the breeding herd. Dairymen would be wise, he said, to contact their local vel- erioarian and discuss the feas- ibility of using the new vac- cine on their herds. Although keeping tho breed- Ing herd closed and vaccinat- ing will not gurantee 100 per cent fredom from IBR, it will greatly reduce the possibility of the disease gaining a foothold, said Dr. Klavano. Income picture shows expenses up in most areas province since last receipts for total era have been in dairy herds. in Canada were up by m is a fairly, significant lion in 1971 as compared to 1969 Uon when one considers though still below the average only a very small 1964-68 (due to reduced re- of all the cattle feti for to the veterinary these two years re- each year come from were up for wheat herds, said Dr. barley rye Dr. Klavano strongly flaxseed rape- dairy and beef cattle soybeans ers to keep all additions to potatoes but were Red and white sold to Brazil Buyers from Brazil bought de Mello of Sao Paulo, of tie 45 animals sold at for an artificial breer first auction sale of Red unit. The seller was E. L. While Holsteins ever held Apache Ranch, Lapeer, Canada at Hays Sales who received Oakville, Ontario, Nov. biggest buyer of the day All but three of the other Jose Silvio Megalhaes or 1 mals offered were sold for de Janeiro, Brazil ,who se- port to Cuba and 15 animals. His p u r- The liighest price paid were headed by the sec- for the two-months highest selling animal at heifer calf, Meadolake sale, Nixon Acres Supreme sold by E. Gordon Atki n s o Red, a "Very Good" Barrie, Ontario, and bought cow consigned by Alimport of Havana, Farms, Sarnia, On- Alimport also paid for Keith VanCamp, top price paid by a U.S. Ontario, for a nine was received by old daughter of Rosafe Woudenberg Bros., Dunn- R. and to Harry Ont., from Norman D. Terra Cotta, Ontario, for a Odessa, Mis., for a en months old daughter heifer. the Superior Type sire, milking females aver- hill each; 10 bred heif- Only one bull was sold, 10 open yearlings two-months-old Red E-L-V heifer calves and one al Prince, bought by Luis n IETHBRIDGE RESEARCH O i tji Pjffiteftixi Grasshopper DR. D. S. spots make up an area square miles in which Grasshoppers continued to infestations are pre- crease In numbers in Light infestations are in 1971 and should further in another crease in 1972 if weather miles, a good portion of ors their growth. lies in east central during the summer and fall between the Battle and 1971 were very favorable Red Deer Rivers. The whole considerable numbers of area, comprosing were laid. In general, square miles, is more than trations of hoppers have times the 1971 forecast become continuous but have and is the largest since mained as individual early sixties. trations with much clear winged grasshop- numbers in between. In t h and the two-striped grass- summer of 1D72 many of are the principal spec- concentrations may Thus, infestations will arise and new concentrations ditch banks, fence lines, appear in areas where the' grass land, particularly eral population is much grazed sod. Stubble land er. Consequently, all not likely to give rise to within the general but seedling crops region should be be rapidly invaded from watched this roadsides and grass- down for com and to- bacco Livestock products were due to an improvemen in cattle returns an poultry Down were ho returns dairy product (Jim) 'and eggs With the exception of taxes repair to buildings and othe livestock expenses, all expenses were up: rent wag( interest payment machinery expense fertilizer and feed Canadian wheat board nel cash advance payments were million in 1969, down to million in 1970 and dow to S75.4 million in 1971. Of the realized net income in 1969, 40 per cent was income in kind and in 1971, 44 per cen Receipts for crops were u million in Alberta from 1969 in 1971 (though still below the 1964-68 Also, 're- turns from livestock improve! ?24 million from 1969 to 1971. Almost ell crops were up wheat 9 m, oats baric f41.8m, rye flaxseed >1.2m, rapeseed and pr> aloes Cattle receipts were up logs dairy products poultry and eggs receipts were just about the same. Federal Grain shows profit Federal Grab Limited Winnipeg reported unauditc net earnings of or 28 per cent per common share to the first three months oper lions ending October 31, 197 During the same period la year net earnings amounted or 20.2 cents per cum mon share. The increase in earnings to the first quarter resulted from a larger grain movement tha has been experienced in pas years, together with satisfac tory performances in the com pany's subsidiary operations. Federal Grain Limited Canada's largest publicly own ed grain handling company with country elevate points. Federal's subsidiary o; erations include Neptune Ter minals Ltd. and Panco Poultry Ltd. of Vancouver and Stan dard Aero Engine Limited Winnipeg. Three main areas are threat- land, hence the need for main-a NEW SCIENTIST Neil Mclaughlin has been appoint- ed It the stiff of the Lcth- Lrirtge Research Station ilant science section. A na- ive of Ontario, he worked with the Ontario department agriculture before com- leting his master's degree ii agricultural engineering rom the University of Sas- katchewan. Here, he will do research work on forage en- gineering to develop belter ndling systems for various ypcs of silage, from harvest lirough to storage and feerl- ng. He will also work with ry forage handling and pro- essing, feed mixing and dis- >crsal of feed ID animals. District economist named C. J. McAndrews, director o the extension division, Alberta department of agriculture, ha announced the appointment o Jarol Anne Aschim to the post lion of district home economist al Claresholm. Miss Aschim received her de- fee in home economics from tie University of Alberta in 971. Her special interests are lothing and textiles and home management, with a minor in sociology. She has been in raining at the district office in rooks. She calls Prince Albert, askatchewan, home, although he spent last summer working n an "Opportunity for Youth" ummer project in Saskatoon. During two previous sum- mers she attended the Co-op xsadership Course, also in askatoon. As a district home economist, [iss Aschim will provide dis- trict homemakers with the lat- in consumer information, oods and nutrition, clothing md textiles, home manage- ment, family finance and in' jerior design. This position is ftective January 4, 1972. Friday, January 7, 1972 THE (.ETrlUIDGE 'iOIAlD 15 DAIRY PROFITS THROUGH MODERNIZATION This modern free-stall dairy barn HOB a centre drive-through aisle that simplifies feeding. Wagons unload rations into troughs ai they past down the aisle. More and more dairy farmers in western Canada are moving loward this type of operation. Federal Agricultural Minister Bud Olson, on a lour of southern Alberta this week, laid the dairy industry is experiencing an upswing. Many dairy farmers are gelling rebates as ihe export and domestic market continues to improve. He said that as far as one can forecast in 1972, ihe dairy industry will continue lo be good. 4-H reports in The South McNALLY The McNally 4-H Tailor 'acks held its December mee ng Christmas Party, Dec. 1 in the Greeno home at 6 p.m We began with a short busines meeting. The roll call was donation to the Cup of Milk The treasurer's report and the reporter's report were given. new business was curling bonspiel that is bein held by the Noble-Barons 4-H lub Dec. 29. Interested clu members should contact Kare Soulton immediately. We wfl. try to form a transportatio pool. The club sang carols at the Mith Cavell nursing home Dec. A at p.m. The loaders have just return ed from a leader conference in Edmonton. Next meeting w will hear a report on their ex rariences. The business meet ng was adjourned. Karen Boulton presented ilk on A Canadian Christmas bout how Christmas has been celebrated in our country since he first Canadian Christinas in 535. The next meeting is Jan. 13 7 p.m. in toe Russell home. CLUB REPORTER Janet Russel 1VRENTHAJI The Wrentham Multiple 4-H ub held a bottle and battery Nov. 20 which proved to Soil salinity, fabrics Alberta department of agri- personnel will sponsor a joint session, a home and arm meeting in Milk River an. 13 starting at 10 a.m. In the Elks Hall, Dr. Theron ommerfeldt of the Lethbridge esearch Station will discuss oil salinity, the cause, suggest. d remedies and present re- Dr. Paul Brown of the Uniled ales department of agricul- re will explain how Montana tackling Ihe salinity problem. Bob Simmons, vice-president Western Canadian Jeed Pro- .ssors, will discuss rapeseed marketing and the outlook for that commodity. At the Masonic Hall, Marilyn Hemsing, clothing specialist for the Home Economics Service, will discuss fabrics, ranging from trade names and charac- teristics of materials to care and selection of styles. Elizabeth Bartman, district home economist for the Coun- ties of Lethbridge and Warner, will tell ladies how to make well filling pants. Mrs. Hemsing will give hints on sewing with knits in UK af- ternoon. The meeling will close with a joinl session on hinls for bar- becue cook-outs. ened in the spring: the Leth- bridge area from Coaldale to Fort Macleod and from Ray- taining a close watch from mid-May onward this coining season. Concentrations of small mond (o Picture Butte and Nob- hoppers, are easier to control leford; the area north of Glci- than widely distributed groups chen from Hussar to a little of large ones. The same con- east of Irricana; and tlie area trol chemicals as were used in from Drumheller northwest to 1971 are again being recom- Blg Valley and nortlieasl to mended this year, dimcthoatc Sullivan Lake. These and some being the preferred one. WANTED IMMEDIATELY TWO ENERGETIC, SELF STARTING SALESMEN TO SELL NEW AND USED AUTOMOBILES Usual company banifitt Apply in Penan to.- MR. IORNE FRANZ FLEMING MOTORS LTD. Cor. Ill Ave. end 7th Si. S. Phone 327-1591 MEI FOREMOST be a success. The club also pur chased 100 Christmas trees from B.C. to be sold. At the December meeting prices for Uiese trees were dis cussed and decided upon. Als a social committee was elected to plan and decide all recrea tion and parties for Ihe club Included are Cindy Hubek, Jim Hubek, Dick Vas, Deanna Bos sort, Gayle Edwards, and Bev erley Christensen. The beef club discussed more about their calves, which kim TO AUSTRALIA-Dr. D. C. MacKay, head of the soil sci- ence section of the Leth- bridge Research Station, left Jan. 1 for a one year trans- fer of work tenure in Aus- tralia. He will work on soil fertility with Australian re- isarch scientists Dr. John Russell and Dr. C. S. An- drew in the Cunningham Laboratory in Brisbane. 11 e feels a period of personal, ntcnsive research utilizing lie systems approach will lelp him better co-ordinate activities in the soil science section In Lclhbrldgc. Dr. J. van Schaik is the acting section head. of calf, and the build of the Club awards were also pre- calf that should be purchased for the best resulls in Ihe sale. The lighthorse club attended a meeting in the Bowman Arts Centre at p.m. Dec. 14. This proved lo be very infor- mative. The clothing club showed the machine stitching the mem bers had done and also dis cussed different types of cot ton, the use, the cost, and the care of these cottons. The club also held a Christ mas party Dec. 15 in Lhe Wren- tham scffool auditorium CLUB REPORTER Susan Mackcnzi TABER DISTRICT There were trophies galare at the Taber District 4-H beef clubs Achievement Day held in Taber Legion Hall and at the HE.VS community hall. The Taber presentations fol !owed a dinner for 200 club members, parents, leaders and award donors arranged by the Taber Kiwanis Club's y o u 11 activities committee. Guest speaker was Don Berg, tfillieent district rancher, who discussed the characteristics of the giant size Chianina breed being imported from It aly, and: illustrated his talk with slides showing the mon- strous animals first used as draft animnls, and now being crossed for meat production. District awards presented by iresident Robert Tilleman of lays and respective donors went to the following: Kenneth Visser, Taber [rand champion; Boyd Dunn, in c h a n t reserve grand champion; Moreen Geremia, Enchant shcwmahship; Ger- Schmidt, Big st rate of gain of 3.41 Ibs. per lay; Karen Sander, udging; Gary Redckop, Vaux- record book. Candace Tilleman, Hays test pcn-of-five; Lawrence Rcd- kop, Vauxhall grand cham- ion heifer; Ben Schmidt, Bon reserve champion heif- Ben Schmidt, Bon Ayr- grand champion 2-year-old heif- r; Shane Thomas, eserve champion 2-year-old leifer; Cameron Harrjnan, Ta- ber public speaking. sented as follows: Taber Beef Club by leader Bill Sangsler: Kenneth Visser, champion; Ian Sangster, re- serve champion; David Retl aixi Heather Ferguson, s h o w- manship; Kenneth Visser, raU of gain 2.94 Ibs. Grassy Lake Beef by leader Bill Racliue: Theresa Matz, champion, Hose Ann Szigle, re- Geraldme Woodruff, serve champion; Knibbs and Keith showmanship; Geraldine Knibbs, rale of gain 2.85 Ibs. Bon Ayr Beef Club by leader Dean Anderson: Bruce Francis, champion; Laura Anderson, re- serve champion; Ben Schmidt and Dick Wasacase, showman- sliip; anrj Jody Wenbourae, rate of gain -2.86 Ibs. Big Banner Charolaij Beef Club by leader Bill Schmidt: Karen Schmidt, champion; Ja- ckie Sclimidt, reserve cham- pion; Frank Kasl and K a r e n Schmidt, showmanship; and Gerri Schmidt, rate of gain 3.11 Ibs. Al a similar event at Hays, awards were presented to club members residing north of tin Oldman River as follows; Hays Beef Club: Shannon Hleuka, champion; Lloyd Tille- man, reserve champion; Rich- ard Willis and Rodney Ham- mergrin, showmanship; and Loreli Roll, rale of gain 2.57 Enchant Beef Club: Boyd Dunn, champion; David Gere- mia, reserve champion Noreen Geremia and David Geremia, showmanship; and Boyd Dunn. David Geremna and Wiest tied for rale of gain 2 a bs. Hays Pee Wee's Beef Club: Shauneen Hammergrin, cham- pion, Terry Walter, reserve champion; Kelly Kress Shauneen Hammergrin, show- mansliip; and Pam Tilleman, ale of gain 2.50 Ibs. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDr DIETRICH Certified Dtntol Mtthank Capitol Furnitura PHONE 328-76841 jjjjjj The UNIVERSITY of LETHBRIDGE HOUSING DEPARTMENT OFF CAMPUS ACCOMODATION LISTINGS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED SUITES AND APARTMENTS ROOM AND BOARD ROOM ONLY LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING call 329-2584 or 329-2585 ;