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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta HOLDING THE Y m 5 '1 "British Wesferri Front in cuts to the Une, Cathedral. Howitzers in action at the confer-.of a wood in France. On' tneiBrituh Western' in position to'check the big-German drive. (5) The artilleryrestmp'by, the roadside. (0) Tank moYibg'put to assiBl in holding the German-drive.-; A .German scout aeroplane brought down over bur lines.. German roadside ready.to'go out for of the enemy's position.- Hegs I Nursing one-of the little figs., L3t'J C c JC I ARE YOU RAISING PIGS? If NOT, WHY NOT? THERE'S MONEY IN THEM TO-DAY v The lov.IJ- Pis Into his! Jowu. The juicy pork tnn J elusige and the succulentj ham-bone are high priced luxuries Ion lo.day's bllls-of-Mre. The time I when .the average family lalil In.a I porker as part of tho winter's sup- 1 plies, paying from 5 cents to Cla I cflats pounrt for the carcass, has I loag lone by. To-Say hogs.are feUin- 11ng 19 and over, per pound on 1 the hoof the supply Is wholly In- 5 adequate to tbo demand. 'This ac- I counts lor current prlcea of 48 cents I per pound lor chops and 50 ce'nts for I choice sausage meat. Mr. Farmer it not blind lo this 3 opportunity lo Increase bis Income. 1 he Is giving more atlen- lion to the .breeding ot hojs. This Is true In Canada's West' I ore Provinces where favorable I climatic- conditions reduce disease Singers to the minimum. fer- 1 Illlty of tho pialrlca' virgin toll I makM. possible tta record-broking I yields of that Canadian (arm I ire have been shlpptoe to the millions o( Kuropc aiW Is turnsd lo Mount In the raising of hogs. Thf ort of foods that make, for goocl orh grow there In abundance, even n tho thcap lands, and hogs can be alaed lliero at less sxpcnse than Isefhcre. Tne nrlnclpal IIOE footls of Canate are alfalfa, oau, barley und Ihe king of hog fod- ders, Is grown successfully out Iho wcsl, especially In the Irri- gated areas Boulhcrn Alberta. snd barley ylcM heavy'crops and mjks pork and bacon of the fln- est. flavor.'llie sort thai Commands tne hljheat For grorfijj there Is no (ood superior to Canadian oats which -weigh up lo 62 pounds per husbel and contain a large amouiil of meat and comparatively eraall amount of hull. For fattening barley Is tiaed chfefly1 and apart from the hull, Canadian barley Is equal In fond 'value lo corn and produces a superior Quality of meat. The CainJUn I'aclflc Hallway >lble for farm r lo get hie hogs In the uickesl and heat way, helps him fur- her by maintaining demonstration arms where crop experiments, breed- ig and food tests are cafrlcrl crt for pf.lh's farmdrS. No class of stock brings money tnlo he farmer's pocket more quickly han do Hogs. Thslr prolificacy and bo sliort time In .whlih 'they prow o marketable ensure a mum production of meat In the short- est time- The raising of hogs hf.3 meant bis money for Canadian farmers the pasl yciff. In Itie Province of Alberta alone, the. live slock eallmale of the Department of Agriculture for 1817 give Ihe number of hogs at with a valuation of It la confidently predicted that, ths 1018 record will go far beyond these .fig- ures. The market price for hogs In Ihe.Calgary market ffir Ihe week of February 21-28. 1180 averager! per liundreil-welgW. i mt, i >i '411 If 1l ;