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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta By Steve BarehamJ rPHE cranial cogs of scientists have come up with yet an- other idea, the remote sensor. Expected to be launched sometime In 1973, the sophisticated machine will orbit the earth at an altitude of about 360 miles, and provide for the world's Farmers valuable information on vegetation growth patterns, soil content and moisture levels. With the aid of infra-red cameras, the space satellite will be capable of identifying areas of disease, crop maturity and soil deficiencies as well as locating water supplies, over-grazed pastures and weather fronts. The principle of remote sensoring is based on the fact that no two materials emit identical electromagnetic energy. This means that a plant stressed by disease, salinity, or insects will emit higher energy readings than a healthy plant, the variety of which is detectable on special film. The United States is presently pioneering the research in remote sensoring, which according to a British journalist could return five dollars for every one invested. Duck eggs could conceivably take over the market from hen eggs in lire future according to an English poultry specialist. Ducks lay on the average of 300 eggs per year, as opposed to 270 per year by chickens, and can keep this up over a longer period. A. program designed to improve duck laying strains is pres- ently under way in Britain. Ducks are also less subject to disease than are chickens. Anyone for a duck egg. A pioneer youth trail ride sponsored by the Lethbridge divi- sion of the department of youth will be held July 10th through the 20th. The ride will cover a distance of about 170 miles, and is open to anyone from 10 years of age to 80. A charge of will include all food for riders and grain (or horses. Entries and information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Youth, Sun life Building, Lethbridge, phone Canadian Agriculture Behind United States It seems a bit unusual to find statistical information on the agricultural industry, but any- thing that Canadian, chickens and cows can do, U.S. chickens {Hid cows plainly can do better. On the average the Canadian hen produces about ten per cent fewer eggs than her American counterpart. And as for milk production per cow In Canada, that was ebout fifteen per cent lower than the U.S. during the post war years and In more recent yeans has been closer to twenty- Flaxseed This Canadian 1970 flaxseed crop is projected at 48 million bushels. The increase of flax- seed in Canada, plus a possible three million bushel increase in the U.S. crop, indicates that North American produc t i o n could exceed last year's level by 20 Tallinn bushels. five per cent lower. After World War Two, Can- ada ranked about 20tti in wheat yields per acre and today about 28th. In fact the postwar increase of wheat yields in Western Eu- rope exceeds the total average yield in Canada during recent years. There are good reasons for Canada's poor performances and the production gap implies by no means that our chickens, cows and farmers are lazier or dumber than those elsewhere. Canada has achieved a rate of growth in labor productivity in agriculture well above that of other segments of the economy and roughly as large as that in U.S. agriculture. But the truth remains that while we have advanced in the area of mechanization, we have not kept pace in yield technol- ogy the development and uses of fertilizers, seeds, feed- ing methods and breeding. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE 1970 SUMMER SESSION THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER SESSION COURSES. THB DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATIONS IS JUNE 12. Several courses are filled to the en- rolment limits in others will soon be reached. Stu- dents are advised to send in their application and registration form as soon as possible. Alternate course choices could also bs listed separately. THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM to p.m. (NOON HOUR INCLUSIVE) CLOSED COURSES SUMMER SESSION COURSE NAME AND NUMBER SECTION 4 Art 2500 A Art 2600 A Art 3600 B 4 English 2750 Lecture B English A Sociology 2030 B Sociology 2040 B 4 Sociology 3100 A Anthropology 2010 B English 2750 A Anthropology 1000 A Anthropology 3010 B Art 2500 A Art 3500 A Art 2600 B Art 3600 B Sociology 2030 opened in lecturs A. Semester B. Contocl Registrar. 1970 Summer Closed Course) English 3100 in Semester A NEW elevator was offici- newest and most modern elevator in western Canada, ally opened recently in Milk River, replacing one that the complex employs the most up-to-date methods and burned down about one year ago. Claiming to be the techniques of grain handling. Poultry Consumption On Steady Up By C. S. CLARK, Regional Poultry Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Lethhridge, Alberta. There is no doubt that Cana- dian housewives are placing more emphasis on poultry as one cf the major meat items on her weekly shopping list. The many acknowledged ad- vantages of poultry are being accepted by all and recognized by new homemakers every day. Such an important consid- eration as the large varieties of dishes that can be prepared, to- gether with their comparative ease of preparation are no doubt at the top of the list of for this popularity. The accepted fact that poultry meat Vegetable Marketing Vote Delayed The Alberta government has announced that it will postpone, 'or the time being, voting on a plan to establish am Alberta Vegetable Growers Marketing Board. In a statement issued May 19 at Edmonton, Alberta's Min- ister of Agriculture, Hon. H. A. Ruste said that a total of 90 growers with a combined total of contracted acres had registered before the announc- ed May 8 deadline. However, he said, regulations governing such a plebiscite stipulate that a vote cannot be held unless :he growers who registered have a total of at least acres under contract in the year 1969. Mr. Ruste expressed the view :hat there was no reason why the plan could not be resub- mtted for consideration at a ater date if this was the wish of vegetable growers. However, he emphasized, the decision would have to be theirs and theirs alone. Wild Oats Are Cosily Wild oats are one of Alber- ta's costliest and most wide- spread weeds, and many real crop infestations are se- vere enough to cut crop yields by 50 per cent or more. Delayed seeding and the ap- plication of herbicides are the alternative methods of dealing with this problem. Both arc ef- fective under certain condi- tions. Delayed seed ing produces good results, providing that it is done every year and that the weather is warm enough to dis- courage wild oat germination in June. During the last three years a cool June has resulted in an abnormally higher ger- mination rate for wild oats, even in fields that were seeded late. If significant numbers of wild oats emerge despite delayed seeding, because of unfavorable weather condition, the post-em- ergence herbicide Carbyne, can still used. However, the ex- tra cultivation in the delayed i seeding program plus the URC j of Carbyne would be a rather 'costly proposition. is near, or at, the top of the list of meat items when com- paring nutritive values is play- ing a more important role and making it easier to accept that poultry meat should be served more often. Last but not least, when checking retail prices, shoppers find it hard to ignore the rea- son of greater economy to serve poultry more often. In recognition of this trend in consumer bu.ving, Canada's poultry men'have made avail- able enough broiler chicken to increase per capita consump- tion 14.2 per cent over 1969 for the Januray to April period Production to come to market in the May July period is up by close to 20 per cent over 1969. Broiler turkeys (those tur- keys in the six pound to 10 pound are also sharing Canada Seeks World Trade La Mien (stretched Cha-Shao-Bao (barbecue pork and Sui-Chiao (steamed dumplings) were just a few of the exotic dishes served at a wheat flour foods demonstra- tion in Taipei, Taiwan, this spring. The United States Depart- ment of Agriculture reports the demonstration was part of the Far East Regional Conference of the Western Wheat Associ- ates. U.S. trade officials say such demonstra tions have been among their most effective tools for increasing the con- sumption of wheat flour in Tai- wan. Since 19M, they report, over Taiwanese house- wives have been exposed in this manner to ideas for wheat use. This is the kind of sales em- phasis and market develop- ment Canadian wheat pro- ducers are asking for. The uses for Canada's hard red spring wheats may not be the same as, for example, those of U.S. win- ter or soft wheats, but the techniques of good salesman- ship can be applied with equal impact. Canadian farmers have shown their ability for produc- tion matches that of then- neighbors in any part of ftp world. They- now intend their mar- keting efficiency to reach simi- lar levels. Government Official Resigns Vern Gleddie, supervisor of sheep work for the Alberta De- partment of Agriculture since 1965, has resigned effective July 1, 1970, to accept a post as Sheep Specialist for Prairie An- imal Breeding Enterprises Ltd., in Edmonton. According to Hugh Campbell, Managing Director of PABE, Gleddie's duties will include sheep management consulting and the development of s h e e p sales and production programs. He will continue to reside on his own sheep farm near Ed- monton. Calendar Of Farm Events June 8-10 Banff Cattle Marketing Workshop June 10 Brooks Southern Alberta Poultry Council Tour (Moretnesen Farms and Prov. Hort Station) June 10 Picture Butte Taber Sugar Beet Labor and Housing Tour June 10 Brooks Late Spring Bull Sale June 12 Foremost 4-H Beef Show and Sale June 16 Cardston-Spring Coulee Grassland Field Day June 16 Taber Regional Meeting, Seed Cleaning Plant Boards June 17 Champion Tillage Field Day June 20 Hillspring Mountain View Beef Breed Tour (British' Breeds, New Important Breeds and Crosses) June 20 Vulcan 4-H Beef Show and Sale June 26 Taber Sprinkler Irrigation Field Day (Wiee! move systems) July 3-4 Brooks 4-H Beef Show and Sals July Ottawa Annual Convention Agric. Inst. of Canada July 7-8 Vauxhall Taber M.D. 4-H Beef Show and Sale July 10-11 Calgary World Cliarloais Show and Sale July 10-12 London, Ontario Annual Convention Cana- dian Seed Growers Association. July 13-21 Lcthbridge Livestock Pesticides Institute (In- ternational) July 16-18 Lcthbridge Lethbridge and District 4-H Show and Sale 19-23 Southern Alberta Ontario Beef Association Tour July 19-25 Goldeye Lake Junior F.U.A. Youth Seminar (For southern Alberta districts) July 20-25 IjOthbridgc Lcthbridge Exhibition Irriga- tion Theme "Water Wonderland" July 24-25 Manyberries American Society of Range Man- ogement Tour July 27-28 Medicine Hat Medicine Hat districts and County of Forty Mile 4-H Beef Show and Sale in the increasing popularity of poultry as a regular meat item. Marketings from Januray to April are 17.5 per cent ahead, of 1969 and poultry placements time to the end of May to come to market are 27.5 per cent great- er than, the same period last year. At this rate of production, there is every reason to believe that Canadian consumers will continue to enjoy an ever in- creasing supply of economic- ally priced, highly nutritious poultry meat items for some time to come. Foremost 4-H Beef Sale For the first time, on June 12th, two clubs from the Fore- most district will hold a sepa- rate 4-H Beef Achievement Day. The Pronghorn and Short Grass Beef Clubs will show their animals beginning at 10 a.m. on June 12th. There will be approximately 50 head of baby beef calves shown and sold. The sale will start at 2 p.m. Mr. Leo Doenz of Warner will judge this Show and Milo Barfuss and Bruce Walker will be Showmanship Judges. In previous years these clubs have always shown in conjunction with tte Medicine Hat and District 4-H Beef Show. -Friday, 5, 1970 THE lETHBRIDOr HEIiAlP n IETHBRIDGI t.l'J Hints For Better Pastures S. SMOLIAK. Kanye Ecologist With planned grazing practices it should be possible to provide excellent grass pas- tures for six months of the year. To do this the livestock producer must grow those plant species that will enable him to provide high quality forage during the entire period. Research over a number of years at the Lethbridge Re- search Station has determined the compar a t i v e productivity and season of prime use for the grasses, legumes, and cereals most commonly grou-n in the area. The conditions under which various forage species will pro- duce the highest yields differ considerably between one spe- cies and another. By choosing the right ones the six months of grazing can be attained. Most of the high producing species are suitable for grazing over a relatively short season, primarily because they isature early and tend to become coarse and unpalatable after maturity. A grazing program should be designed to make full use of these pastures when they are in prime condition and at peak production. A grazing program that must utilize native range should also include pastures .seeded to crested wheatgras.s and Rus- sian wildryc grass. The crest- ed wteatgrass will provide nu- tritious forage during May and June and .should Ix; al this time. Thi1 native range can then be grazed during July and August and the Russian during September and October. Russian wildrye retains a high nutritive valut1 and palatal-rUly even into winter. Pubescent whcntgras or in- termediate wheatgra.s.s may ba substituted for crested wheat- grass during May and June or I for the native fhiring July and August. Fall rye may also be used to provide pasture during May and June and spring seeded cereals during June and July. Where brome alfalfa pas- tures are available they should be grazed during June and July and other forage species in May and during August and Septem- ber. Fall rye or oats in July or August could IK grazed in October. Annual crops may be used while permanent plantings are being established. Yields of these annual crops may exceed those of the perennial grasses, but the annual costs of seedbed preparation and seeding will more than offset this advantage. Willow Creek 4-H Beef Sale Saturday, June 61h is show for the Willow Creek dis- ttrict's 100 4-H beef club mem- bers. This year the show and sale will be hosted by the Clares- holm club and held in the Claresholm Arena. The public is invited to at- tend all activities. The following is the program schedule for the day: a.m. Weigh In a.m. Show begins with Claresholm showimg first Flying Far "liters Resolutions Operation lift is a negative approach to solving world food problems, according to resolu- tions passed recently by a gen- eral meeting of the Alberta Flying Farmers held in Banff. An o t h e r resolution stating that the Canadian wheat board has failed in many instances to do the job of selling grain, and failed to be cognizant of the economies governing supply and demand. HEAVY EATERS Locusts eat the equivalent of their weight daily. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 a.m. Fort Macleocl a.m. Stavely-Parldand a.m. Nanton noon Showing of Grand and Reserve Grand Champions p.m. Pee Wee Classes to be shown in same order as above p.m. Interclub Show p.m. Pres entation of awards p.m. Sale of 4-H calves- same order as above Judge will be Mr. Ed Noad. Showmanship Judge is Bob Ly- ons, District Agriculturist, Pin- Cher Creek. Mr. Ken Hurlburt will be head auctioneer. SPARE TIME INCOME Company requires respct> sible man or woman to re- fill snack vending machine! with national brand Can net dependable person tixcellent second income. 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