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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta -Tueiioy, Jonucry 23, 1973 THE LFIHSBIOGE HEtALD {5 Grasshoppers predicted here in 1973 By DR. D, S. SMITH Entomologist J-clhbridge Research Station The summer of 1972. despite a cool start and a consequent delay in hatching, was very favorable for grasshoppers. The hatch extended over severaJ weds the number of nymphs surviving was high. Aciults not begin to appear in appreciable numbers until the last week of June. From then on derc-cpment was rapid. laying started in August oDd continued into Octo- ber. The population density was preater in 1972 than in the pre- vious year. The heavy popula- tions no: or-ly were more num- erous bur also were over larger areas The irte 'venbg areas also supported imre grasshopper? than in 1971. In all. thore has txvn a buildup throughout the re- gion susceptible lo grasshopper There are liver ?roi? of pnr- Tr.e cx- IhroTiah ihenVKh U> War- ner east Jo Bow Isi.TTd lies a lire from Glei- lo ard Hie Red T'cor River. The lliird h'es alor.g Ihe border Uveen Schuler and Overall, a large of tlie lojid lying south of and Wainwright is infected 10 The srca involved is 30.- square miles. Infestation on 7.SO square miles is i-sled as ''severe." on 9.700 as "moder- ate." and on (he as The 1973 forecast ares ALBERTA GRASSHOPPER FORECAST 1973. LEGEND NORMAL M 0 D E R A T E LIGHT CANADA AGRICULTURE RESEARCH STATION, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. l SEVEPE is twice the size of ihe i'rea and the a--c.i6 of "moder- ate" and "severe" uuoctauon aie limos as ivg, The lesser mi ere lory hopper has anly in number and i i ninny areas is now impor- tant species. Tlw? t grasshopper ard ihe clear-wir.g- are the p' iiici- psl species in other areat but all three are prescrK In JP73 WP sre faced w ferious in mmy vear? lhal any oi the remove tiii; llTeai o'Jxmgh the jaer'ousr.oss of iis could possibly bo postponed. Tlie buildup c-f pr a choppers ha; om paced tnat c: r.nd preda-ors ex- in a very few A miJi-t Lx? kepi starting from ihe middle rt pai-ticiilarly Jiold edges and on roadsides, and prompt action taken when ary r.nmbere of young 'hoppers ap- pear. They can be controlled much more efficiently and easi- Jy P.I ihis 51 agc than s 1 ary oilier. Calcium deficiency due to lack of minerals "s intensive livestock feedJDg practices are resulting in cases of olchini deficiency the animal? do not re- ceive adequate mineral supple- mental en. Dr. Harries rf ihe Lcih- !iridge provincial veterinary di- .ifflwsLJc laboratory', reports 1 hat the calcium deficiencies have been observed in rapidly growing livestock, particularly lambs and pigs which are fed cereal grains without mineral supplements. The cereals do not com a in calcium, whereas roughage does. Calcium is import- ant because in with phosphorous, il form? ihe greater part of bones. it is deficient the bones are weak sod brake easily. It is also es- sential for muscle function. Milk fever in a newly calved cow, although not brought about by a dietary Jeficinency. is caus- ed by a sudden drop in the cal- cium level in the blood. Loss of for Ihe cow being unable lo Because rsnlc besn in- tensively fed for miiny years, calcium dericie-ncy not usual- ly a problem here. However, raising sliec-p on cereal grains is a relatively new practice by comparison. A number of ex- aminations carried out at the Lethbridge on feed- Jot lambs have shown caJcium dcficienceis due to inadequate level? of minerals in feed. Dr. Harries says. He p-jiiUi out that v.-licn lamb? are under stress, such as during vaccination, they sustain a sudden drop in ihe calcium level in ihe Wood, which aifecU their muscles. The lambs be- come teihargic and lack ibe slrergth to rise, much like the cow with milk fever. Post mor- tem eJcaminaUonf showed that all the bones were soft and rib fractures were frequent. In eases where pigs have 4-H reports from south clubs By HEIDI MICHEL The 4-H Multi- Cljb held ils monlhlv meeting 9. President Garry Asuehak Ln 0 and in saying the Vll Pledge Mrs. Rice gave figures and rVlails ctticeminjr the Ice Cap- .-r-es. The 4-H club will artend li'-is s-pec'.-acnlar event iri CaJ- this year. Time was then turned over to Pan Lybbert ard Wallace Lea- who out member- ship cards, record book? 3 D d Tne next meoiinc will Lx? CT G. By MIKE IS The regular of I h e Timher Trails 4-H Beef Club was held Dec. 13. The new offi- cers. elected at the reorganiza- mooting Kov. Warren Burtes. president; llca- ihen Glen, vice president; Peggy Dwyer. secretary: PhU- ip Maloff, treasurer; and Mike Davis club reporter. The weigli-in held Nov J By ROBIN' Thirty five member? ihe fourlh meeting of the Loth bridge Ught Horse 4-H Club. Jan. S ai the Bowin Arts Centre. Tiie 4-H Pledge UM? led hy Bobbie Thompson, ihe min- utes ot the last meeting read. given m- cluduic the treasurers" report. and a portion of the record Lvxiks Oilier items up for discussion IiK-Judod tlx? idea of pinning f-ucli f.z mines. A motion was to make name plate? for memVrs. be at slroxvs and fairs. Guest speaker for tho evening was BUI De Barres of the Sad- dle Club, and his topic was "how to conduct a meeting. Following this, impromptu Fpceches by some Guests and new members are to attend Die meeting? of ihe club, held the first Monday of each month at ihe Bowman Arts Centre, at 7-30 p.m. Pi> Vivian Hirsclie TJ-o Wrcn'Jum 4 H club held il? first mclit Nov. 15 r.t Knck.--en.s. Dionnc Lnstuka ard Lor-i sang Tliis Land of Ours. The efficiency trophy inp lo Carole Ann Lastuka and was donr.ied by Bankview Kjjrms at The record book trophy went lo Viv- ian Uirscbe and the donor was Wrentham Farm 11972) Ltd. The second recovd book to Capote Ann uika. The trophies for the ligV.t horse club went lo Cnarle-ie Moreland, Joanjie and DcHiina Bossert. Chsrlone Moreland won a trophy for ilr? best all rwmd highest achievemenf day when fhe re- ceived three firsts and or.e third. Tliis tropliy was ako for the best Hor trophy was donated by Superior 77. .loaraw Moreland a trophy for Uic highest on her record book; IJODS Club donated her tropiiy. Deanna Bossert received a trophy donated by Prairie IJvo- stock for the bcsl bii-d mare and a Of. been fed a ration oi frainf and with DO niin- eral supplement, pood gains have been recorded until the animal's skeleton becomes loo weak to support R. Sudden deaths among the larger pigs broken backbones are the usual findings. Post mor- tem examinations have shown all the boDes to be soft and fragile. Intensively raised poullry rarely suffer from calcium de- ficiency, unless a mistake was made when the feed was nrs- ed; but small flocks of grow- ing chickens fed only cereal grains may become in calcium. The birds arc reluc- tant to move and their bones are soft. Because there are no definite symptoms, ihe owner often thinks the floc-k is suffer- ing from some infectious dis- ease. In laying binis the prob- lem is readily cwected by the soft-shelled eggs. Dr. Harns ?sys D is essential for the proper of calcium by tve- st ock. Alihoutrti sunlight pro- vides a certain amount of this vitamin, during the summer months, tion to some dogree is recom- mended. Calcium 1? fiVF.ilaMe In Ihe form of cntnind limestone find ground oyster Mirvral supplL'ment.-? Iriiig and iiistnictions fiir thorn with grain or can bo obLiinod from feed r, KurLhor informstJon c.ij; obtained frc.m your local vol- erin.irian. fwrf mill ;