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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta g _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, July 23, 1971 Alerta farming, ranching, dairy, poultry livestock parasite tolerance The drive to reduce the mount of synthetic chemicals the environment is forcing nany changes in methods of managing livestock. Restric- lons already have been placed n several useful chemicals for- mlated for control of livestock sts. Other chemicals have been given limited registration or ave been completely banned. Science and technology may lecd considerable time to pro- luce satisfactory alternatives o these objectionable com- 'ounds. The agricultural chemical in- lustry is under some pressure o develop alternatives that will afely meet the essential con- trol requirements, especially for hose compounds that have lim- ed market demand. The aim ll be to re-examine, for pos- sible use, some of the natural >roducts found in host animals hat have developed resistance o the parasites. Some alternatives, previously considered to be too expensive n comparison with the synthc- ic products developed since ,Vorld War II, now may be- come economically accept- Goodwill ambassador Mary Ballert and her Lamb. New type livestock show draws rave reviews By RIC SWIHART Herald Farm Editor Lethbridge Whoop-Up Days has met with the approval of the 1971 American Corriedale Queen, Mary Ballert of Tsmple- ton, California, especially the new concept livestock show which "is doing everything it was designed to do." The nev; concept involves pro- ducer promotion of their pro- ducts from the animal to the finished product with a strong slant to education of the public of the industries involved, cat- tle, hogs and sheep. "This type of show is aimed at enlightening the public rath- er than a straight competition show which is for the people involved in the said Miss Ballert. "Tliis is the first time I have seon one and it is real good I for what it was set up for." Miss Ballert won her title over seven other girls at the finals in Indiana. Betty Cyr of Pincher Creek, one of the sheep committee members for the show, said the new type display is showing the consumer where the finished product comes from and what the breeder gets as against, what he turns out. "The interest in the new con- cept shown at the show is genu- ine but we won't know the re- sults for quite a she said. Mrs. Cyr said Aberta is the leading province for sheep rais- ing, with sheep popula- tion for all breeds. "The first sheep were brought to Alberta from Montana in 1884 and last year sheep Ausherman Cylinder Bars For All Makes of Combines 0 Reversible Last 2 to 6 times longer Thresh more grain Pull easier! 40% less power Take weeds and Fox Tail thru easy WILL PAY FOR THEMSELVES IN A SHORT TIME! BARS FOR MOST POPULAR COMBINES IN STOCK 100 PERCENT IRON-CLAD GUARANTEE FOR ALL YOUR FARM NEEDS SEE US SHUR-CROP SOIL SERVICE LTD. Bob Stephen, Owner and Manager "SERVICE FROM THE WORD GROW" Phone 485-2331 Vulcan and lambs were sold throug Alberta stockyards for million. "The industry is thriving with an fight per cent growt registered last year." Mrs. Cyr said the industry is trying to promote its produc with slogans like eat more lam and wear more wool. Meat is the biggest part the industry with wool an woollen products gaining in im portance. Miss Ballert, the good wi ambassador for sheep, said sh was amazed at the selection o wool and wool products the C; nadian woman has. "Not only is the seiectio great but the prices are lowe than back home." LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH STATION Machinery Row presents south agri- tools lias lended to obscure the im- portance of some interesting research on a new aspect of the control of parasites. There is some scientific evi- dence that animals may have the ability to develop a toler- ance for parasites. At one time immunologists interpreted this evidence as part of the immu nological system that normally contributes to parasite resist- ance in animals. Very recent work shows, how ever, that physiological toler Bnce, although forming an ac live part of the host-parasit relationship, is distinct from immunity and I he processes that induce resistance. The ability of animals to tol erale parasites is being invest! grled in ducks at the Univer sity of Bristol, in sheep at Cor neli University, and in cattl at the Lethbridge Research Sta tion. The Lethbridge experiment have shown that tolerance fo the horn fly does develop i cattle and that infestations un der some environmental cond tions may not be detiimental t productivity. Tolerance for par asites under certain types o able. The development of re- management may develop rap- idly with a close correlatio between weight gains in an sistant strains of animals may >e reconsidered as an alterna- :ive to preventive treatments, but this would involve long- term and very expensive re- search. The general return to tradi- ional development of biological control methods and to renewed emphasis on the study of me- chanisms that make animals immune to parasitic diseases mals and the level of parasit infestation. With a more complete under standing of parasite toleranc in livestock, it may be possibl eventually to reduce greatly the amount of chemical and the frc quency of treatment normal] required for production. economic anima Farm implements, thanks to he resources of several south- ern Alberta dealers, are again on parade at the Whoop-Up 3ays celebrations. Machinery row, located east of the Whoop-Up Compound, is arger than last year with one dealer still waiting for machin- ery to place on display. Canadian Co-operative Imple- ments Ltd. one of three com- anies introducing new imple- ments, has on the lot a new 24 foot pull-type swather. A centre delivery unit with a centre drive wheel operated au- tomatically by means of a sen- sor board to eliminate side draft, it incorporates a two-sec- tion table which is connected in sucJi a way as to allow cutting to the contour of the land. Les Martin, CCIL field repre- sentative, said the drive wheel will function automatically il the crop end of the swathei tends to slow down due to muddy or soft field conditions The display includes other regular display items as wel as a German and a Swedish- made tractor. One of the more comprehen- sive displays is presented by Victory, including three models of a Romanian tractor. Gordon Lunde of Victory Equipment Ltd. said there is a new cultivator with no springs or T-bolls which provides self- leveling shovels which always rear even and cut flat. The shanks of this new unit can't break or bend, said Mr. Lunde. Other equipment on display includes cultivators, stock feed- ers, grain bins, storage build- ings, grinder mixers, manure spreaders and rod straighten- ers. Massey-Fergusn Ltd. has the usual display of machinery, in- cluding a tractor, combine and swather. Ford has much the same equipment in addition to a line of lawn garden tractors. Superior Propane 77 Ltd. has on display two trucks which op- erate on propane. A representa- tive is available for explana- tion. Noble Cultivators Ltd. has a fine display including several newly-introduced units. In- cluded is a 40-foot drill with an end-transport. There are several new mod- els of the Noble Blade on dis- play. The company has other more common machinery on display also. Edwards Rod Weeder Ltd. as one of its units on display. Kirchener Farm Equipment as a full line of machinery, including two bale wagons, a beet top saver, beet harvester, ditchers and pipe trailers. Ron McCaugherty of Kirch- eners said he feels the fair board should not charge the implement dealers for the spaces at the fair grounds. "If there were no charge, more short line implement dealers would display imple- ments at the fair and it would draw more he said. It's too expensive for many dealers to allow staff to man the displays for the full fair time." A United Farmers Co-op rep- resentative said he felt farm machinery row in Lethbridge was a dying institution. "There is lack of communica- tion between the implement dealers and the fair he said. "The board is putting too much emphasis on the money making events like the beer garden and the casino." In order to try to revive the machinery display, UFA has bought in a country and west- era singer to draw the crowds, he said. Canadian 4-H Foundation launches capital fund appeal today, on behalf of the Board of Rapeseed under irrigation tudied during field day The President of the Cana-1 Trustees, that the Canadian 4-H dian 4-H Foundation, C. Les i Foundation is launching a Usher, of Edmonton, announced 000.000, five year, capital fund appeal for 4-H in Canada In making this announce- ment. Mr Usher stated that there are four areas of speci- fic need in the 4-H program today, including: additional 4-H member participation programs such as seminars, exchanges and conferences; 4-H volunteer- Tlie first official results of growing rapeseed under irriga- tion conditions will be shown to the public Tuesday with a field day starting at 2 p.m. at the Vauxhall sub station. Aimed at any interested per- son now growing or anticipat- ing growing rapeseed with ir- rigation, the field day will deal Research station personnel with specific areas of research Lethbridge will be on in irrigation techniques (timing hand at the substation one mile and amounts) and fertilizer trials (rates and application methot" J. The varieties Span and Echo will be compared under these conditions. to dis- from Raymond 4-H club report The monthly meeting of the Raymond 4-H Beef Club wa held July 5, at the Town Ha The meeting was called to or dcr by Theresa Kaupp. Roll ca was taken, and each member replied by stating the number of raffle tickets sold. The meeting was spent dis- cussing plans for Achievement Day. The members decided (o hold their year-end party in conjunction with Achievement Day. Weigh-in for the calves was scheduled for 3 p.m. July 12 The meeting was then ad- journed The club members would like to take this opportunity to thank all the buyers who sup- ported the clubs by purchasing 4-H calves Special thanks to the morchanis of Raymond who look their time to attend the sale Cl.UB IlEPORTER- leader training ment programs; and develop- research into existing 4-H programs reaching disadvantaged youth; and 4-H staff training and development programs Mr Usher commended ttie support of more than 65 busi- ness and industrial organiza- tions which now provide finan- cial resources and leadership to the member 4-H club program across Canada In addition, many organiza- tions such as service clubs, and The Canadian 4-H Foundation was established in 1969 to: pro- vide a better opportunity for all interested persons and or- ganizations to contribute finan- cially to the 4-H program in Canada; provide long term con- tinuity of funds to enable the Canadian Council on 4-H Clubs io carry out its sustaining pro- grams on an uninterrupted ba- sis regardless of economic cli- mate; and ensure funds for the future development of pro- grams, facilities and other op- portunities for Canadian youth involved in the 4-H program PESTICIDE NEWS The 1971 edition of "Chemi- cal Weed Control in Cereal and Oilseed Crops" is now avail- able. It contains all the new chemicals that have been li- censed during the last year. Farmers using herbicides this season would be wise to get a copy from their district agricul- turist or municipal agricultural MMMMM-GOOD You can talk about your midway rides and your stage shows, but any youngster will tell you the best part of any fair is the food. Whether it's a pancake breakfast at Gait Gardens or a delicious mid- way hot-dog, tummy-stuffing ranks high on the list for the set. Sandra Marie Koliesko of Skiff digs in with typical gusto, setting a fine example for her peers. SAVE TO 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTB UFFLER INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 509 6th Avenun South ;