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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDOE HERAtD Saturday, June 23, 1973 Big trucks used by cattle rustlers By KEN POLE OTTAWA (CP) Cattle rus- tlers are still active in Canada. Cow ponies, the lariat and the branding iron have given way to a sturdy four-wheel-drive truck and a tightly organized il- legal marketing system. Len Marchand Cariboo) has introduced a bill in the Commons that would provide stiff prison terms for cattle thieves instead of their "getting off with a light fine." The bill specifies a 10-year maximum sentence when the value of the cattle is more than and two years when the value is less than The min- imum sentence in each case would be one year. But an agriculture depart- ment spokesman said the lighter term really is not neces- sary in most cases "because there are very few beef calves worth less than 50 bucks these days." For Easterners who might think rustlers are a western problem, the spokesman said "just a few years ago a pure- bred Angus heifer was slaughtered by rustlers in the Ottawa Valley." And, he said, the traditional "The bodies apparently were a couple of rustlers that some ranchers had caught and de- cided to do something about." Mr. Marchand said outside the Commons the main prob- lems areas are in the West, es- pecially Alberta and British Co- lumbia. He admitted his private mem- ber's bill will be "away down at the bottom of a long list" but said he is going to do "some wheeling and dealing" to see whether it can be introduced for second reading sooner than nor- mal. He said he introduced the bill only after pressure from the B.C. Cattlemen's Association, which feels present rustling penalties are light. He showed a list of recent convictions where some offenders were sentenced to a day in jail and fined RCMP are said to be cautious about rustling statistics. They apparently will not declare missing cattle to be stolen un- less there is concrete evidence. For example, in Alberta in 1972, RCMP reported more than head of cattle were listed as missing but only 153 were identified as having been rus- tled. I In B.C. last year 318 head j revenge of the rancher is still i were reported stolen. No figures j sometimes imposed. GOT REVEXGE ''It was a fair time ago but down in the Cornwall area (of were available for other prov- inces. Bert Hargrave. past president of the Canadian Cattlemen's As- Ontario) a freighter ran into sociation and the Western something in the St. Seaway." The was a truck containing two bodies. The door and window handles had been removed and the truck had been pushed into the water. Call LIVESTOCK HAULING BILL'S LIVESTOCK CARTAGE BONDED and INSURED Phone 328-8504 Stockgrowers Association, sup- ports the proposed stiffer penal- i ties for rustlers. Mr. Hargrave Hat) has a large beef cattle op- eration that uses grazing land in southwestern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. He said part of the blame for rustling can be laid on the in- creasing cost of beef in super- markets. The main target of rustlers, he said, is the newborn calf, worth between and if it is a bull. Bought by British Britain's entry into the European Common Market has spurred a new financial investment invasion of continental Europe by the British. This is the Tour Madou skyscraper in Brussels bought by a British company for an estimated million. Grain Prices THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 TO 500 HOGS SELt TUES., at 1 p.m. ALSO -DAIRY COWS -BABY CALVES -SHEEP SPECIAL FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 26th 6 REGISTERED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES from lethbrilge Research Station PLUS ?0 BABY CALVES I Market Hogs Shipped Daily I SUMMERTIME EXOTIC SALE ,WED., JUNE 27th 1 p.m. EXPECTING 200 EXOTIC FEMALES Early listings 20 Maine Anjou Heifer calves with Dami Chianina heifer calves with dams 30-Registered Brown Swiss Females (bred and open) Simmental heifers with heifer calves 10 Vi Simmentol Heifers (bred) 10 Simmental Heifers (open) 10 Vi Blonde D'Aquitaine Heifer calves with Dams 3 Vt Murray Grey Heifers (open) 4 Rising 2 year old Maine Anjou Heifers {to calf In August) 4 yearling Maine Anjou Heifers (bred) 10 cows bred Tarinjaise Simmental Heifer bred to have calf half blood heifers with heifer calves year old Limousin heifers due in October Limousin heifers, recently bred YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CALVES Thursday 1 p.m. 800 HEAD 800 ANOTHER GIGANTIC EQUIPMENT AUCTION SALE FEATURING HARVEST EQUIPMENT WED., JULY 25th, 10 A.M. For Further Information Contact TONY VIRGINILLO PHONE 345-4291 INCLUDED WITH THE EQUIPMENT SALE FEET OF LUMBER VARIOUS DIMENSIONS PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. located in the Hub of Southern Livestock Industry 3 miles east of Lethbridge on Highway 3 and mile south BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 Winnipeg grain WINNIPEG (CP) Most trading in grains at the close Friday on the Winnipeg Com- modity Exchange was confined to oats, barley and rye, since oilseeds were bid up the 20-cent limit near the open. Oilseed advances were in re- sponse to recent sharp advanc- es in soybean, meal and oil prices at Chicago. Oats and barley prices made sizable advances early in the session, but eased to nullify all m- rniftct; nf the "SiflE 2t ths close. R37e was to 9% higher at the close. Thursday's volume of trade was bushels of flax, 3- of rye and of rapeseed. Grain quotes Friday (basis High LoW close 711Vi Flax Jly Oct _ Nov Dec Kaptseed Vancouver Jim _ Sep _ Nov _ Jan _ 672 629 614 606 Rapeseed Thunder Bay Jly Oct Nov Dec Oats Jly 152 615 601 586 547 153 Oct Dec 147 Barley Jly Oct Dec Rye Jiy Oct Dec 215 212 210 218% 222% 224 145 141 20714 205% 202% 216V2 219 146 208 205% 217% 220 223% Food prices in Quebec double Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef futures close Friday. Jly 45.40A; Sep 45.50N; Nov 45.00A; Jan 45.30N. Thursday's volume: No con- tracts. may MONTREAL (CP) Prices for Quebec-grown fruit, vege- tables and beef are likely to double by the end of the sum- mer as the result of poor weather, a spokesman for the Union of Agricultural Producers of Quebec says. Paul Couture, president of the group, said unseasonably warm weather in April caused early germination of seeds. Wet weather in the last month washed away some plants and protective insecticides and her- bicides. The situation is identical to the one faced by Quebec farm- ers last year, when prices for most agricultural products dou- bled, he said. "There is nothing to indicate that things are going to be any less expensive this year.' Particularly hard hit are ce- real and feed grains, corn and potatoes. If dairy farmers cut back on production because of the high cost of feed, there could also be an increase in milk prices, Mr. Couture said. REGULAR CATTLE SALE EVERY MONDAY AT A.M. NOTE! There will be NO SALE MONDAY, JULY 2nd DOMINION DAY PLAN NOW TO ATTEND TABER and DISTRICT 4-H CLUB'S SHOW and SALE Show: Tues., July 3rd Sale: Wed., July 4th Don't be content to accept one offer home, consign your livestock to us, where you are guaranteed to have the Auction Ring full of Buyers to bid on your product. PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Lie. 203 Sales Manager GARY JENSEN Weekly livestock report Ottawa Livestock OTTAWA (CP) Slaughter cattle receipts at the 10 public stockyards numbered this week, a slight decrease from last week, the agriculture department reported Friday. The demand for A-l and A-2 steers varied in the west from narrow to moderate, but was narrow in the east. Prices were steady to lower. A-l and A-2 heifers met an uneven demand with prices steady to lower in the west, but steady in the east. D-l and D-2 cows traded mod- erately to active at steady pric- es, with Winnipeg showing a 50-cent to decline. Prices on veal calves were steady on a good demand at all markets. Feeder cattle marketing de- creased to on offer. Pric- es on a good demand were steady to 50 cents higher. Sheep and lamb receipts in- creased by 400 head with on offer. Prices were steady to higher at Winnipeg and higher at Toronto. HOGS VARY Index 100 hogs varied in price with Alberta markets higher to lower while oth- er markets gained 90 cents to Slaughter cattle, steers A-l and A-2: Calgary 43.75 to 45.50; Edmonton 43 to 44; Saskatoon 43.75 to 45.10; Winnipeg 45 to 45.50; Toronto 46 to 47.50; Mon- treal 45 to 45.75. Heifers, A-l and A-2: Calgary 41.50 to 42.70; Edmonton 40.50 to 41.50; Saskatoon 40.50 to 42; Winnipeg 42 to 42.50; Toronto 43.50 to 45. D-l and D-2 cows: Calgary 34 to 35.25; Edmonton 33 to .71.50; Saskatoon 35 to 36.75; Winnipeg 36 to 37; Toronto 36 to 37. Slaughter calves, good and choice veal: Edmonton 50 to 62; Winnipeg 60 to 75; Toronto 54 to 65; Montreal 69 to 74. Feeder steers over 750 pounds: Calgary 43 to 47.60; Edmonton 44 to 48; Saskatoon 43 to 47.25; Winnipeg 42 to 49; Toronto 44 to 49. Feeder steer calves 401 to 575 pounds: Edmonton 48 to 60; Saskatoon 49 to 54.25; Winni- peg 53 to 55; Toronto 52 to 58. Good lambs: Calgary 38; Ed- monton 36 to 37; Winnipeg 39 to 42; Toronto 44 to 48. Index 100 hogs dressed: Cal- gary 44.30 to 45.85; Edmonton 44.45 to 56.75; Saskatoon 44.70 45.65; Winnipeg 45.35 to 47.55; Toronto 50.50 to 52.90; Mon- treal 46.50. Lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: 280 cattle; 356 calves; hogs; 61 lambs. SLAUGHTER CATTLE Al and A2 steers 42.50 to 43.30; Al and A2 dairy type 39 to 40. Heifers: Al and A2 40 to 41.10; Cows: Al and A2 33.50 to 35; D3 32 to 33.50; D4 28 to 31.60; Bulls: REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good feeder steers over 750 Ibs. 42 to 45. Good light stock steers under 750 Ibs. 44 to 48. Good feeder heifers 4 to 44. Good stock cows with calf at foot to 500 per pair. Good stock steer calves 450 to 550 Ibs. 50 to 54. Good stock steer calves under 300 Ibs. 65 to 72. Bond prices Supplied by Doherty McCuaig Limited GOVERNMENT OF CANADA BONDS Sy.% Oct. 1 75 95.75 86.75 July 1, '78 101-00 103.00 Sept. 1, '83 98.75 97-25 Sept. 1, '92 78.00 79.00 Sept. 15 Perp 38.00 40.00 April 1, '75 98.25 99.25 7JA% July 1, '75 9925 100.25 PROVINCIAL nc rAMfl GUARANTEED BONDS Alberta 8 3 '90 104.50 106.50 '88 89.50 91.50 '94 105.00 107.00 '90 107.00 109.00 '74 99.00 101 00 '92 82.50 84.50 '74 101.00 103.00 '90 105.00 107.00 '91 94.25 98.25 '90 102.50 104.50 '90 106.00 108.00 '74 100.00 101.00 '74 100-00 101.00 Ontario 7 Ont Hyd 9 New Br Nfld N. S. Quebec Alberta Man Hyd 8 Sask 8 Nfld 9 AGT 8 Man Tel 8 INDUSTRIALS Alba G T 9V4% '90 104.00 106.00 Alcan '91 100.00 102.00 B.C. For B.C. Tel Bell Tel Bell Tel CP Ltd CP Sec 9% '90 105.00 107.00 Cdn Util '91 106.00 108.00 CWNG '90 106.00 108.00 Gulf Oil '90 102.00 104.00 Inter P P '90 10600 108.00 Massey '80 105.00 107.00 Noranda 9V4% '90 105.00 107.00 '92 106.00 108.00 9Vfe% '90 103.00 105.00 9Vs% '79 105.00 107.00 '93 107.00 109.00 '89 100.00 102.00 Postmasters seek board in dispute OTTAWA (CP) Negotiators for rural and small-town postmasters have asked the public service staff relations board, a federal agency, for es- tablishment of a conciliation board to help resolve a con- tract dispute between the un- ion and the post office. A spokesman for the Cana- dian Postmasters' Association said yesterday that as far as the postmasters are concerned, efforts of a conciliator to bring the parties together have fail- ed. A union would be legally en- titled to strike within seven days of a report of a conciliation board to the staff relations board chairman, but it prob- ably would take two or months for the board to be pointed and hearings complet- ed. Last contract for the union expired in September and talks have been going on since last August. Major contract items remain in dispute including wages, grievance procedures, fringe benefits including vacation and severance pay, sick leave and management rights clause. Union spokesmen say the postmasters, whose rates of pay have fallen behind other postal employees, want a lump-sum adjustment before any discus- sion is held on percentage wage increases. Money paid to the postmas- ters ranges from between about for rural, part-time em- ployees to about for top- level permanent memberi of the association. Int Nickel 9V4% "SO 105.00 107.00 N and C G '91 108 108 00 St of Cdn '90 10500 107.00 Tr Cdn P '90 107.00 109.00 Tr Cdn P 10% '90 109.00 111.00 WC Tr '93 97.75 98.25 CONVERTIBLES Alta G T Cons Gas Dynasty Acklands Sear Rain WC Tr C WC Tr '90 128.00 138.00 '89 83.00 85.00 7 '82 95.00 105 00 '88 100.00 102.00 7V4% '88 86.00 89.00 '88 76.00 80.00 '91 10000 103.00 Cable links Britain, Canada SOUTHAMPTON, England (CP) The British cableship Mercury is scheduled to sail from this southcoast port Sun- day to begin laying the first 200 miles of a million mil- lion) telephone cable linking Britain and Canada. Financed and operated" jointly by the British post office and the Canadian Overseas Tele- communication Corp., the miJe cable, named Cantat-2, can handle more than phone calls simultaneously, and will carry more telephone conversa- tions than all the existing trans- atlantic cables combined. The new cable, which also will carry traffic between main- land Europe and the United States and comes into service early in 1974, will run from Widemouth Bay in Cornwall, on the southwest tip of England, to Beaver Harbor, near Halifax. Calls between Britain and Canada have risen to more than one million a year from in 1962 and the figure is ex- pected to reach six million a year by 1980. The laying of Cantat-2 comes 20 years after Britain and the United States decided to lay the first transatlantic telephone cable. Before that the Atlantic was spanned only by telegraph cables and telephone calls went by high-frequency radio. The first telephone cable, named Tat-1, still is in service. Originally it could carry only 36 phone calls at a time, compared Cantat's HOGS AND LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week at the Lethbridge Yards 44.30 to 46.35 base price. All classes of weaner and feeder hogs meeting good demand. Wean- ers 1 to 2 lower. Weaners 20.50 to 29.50. Light feeders under 100 Ibs 32 to 37.7S. Heavy feeders 100 to 130 Ibs 40 to 48.25. Heavy feeders over 130 Ibs 45 to 49.50 all prices per head. Light feed- ers under 100 Ibs sold from 37.75 to 67.50 per hundredweight. Heavy feeders over 100 Ibs. sold from 29 to 38.75 per hundred- weight. Boars 75 to 130 per head. There were 600 head of hogs sold for export at 34.90 to 36.25 liveweight. Good lambs 36 to 37. Perlich Livestock There were head of live- stock sold this week at Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Re- ceipts included 756 cattle and 682 hogs and 6 sheep. The mar- ket was off on all classes of slaughter and warmed up cat- tle. All classes of grass cattle remain strong. ___ SLAUGHTER CATTLE Dl and D2 cows 32 to 35; D4 28.50 to 32; bologna bulls 36 to 38.80; butcher bulls 39 to 41.50. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Steer calves 250 to 400 Ibs. 55 to 65 with sales to 70; steer calves 400 to 500 Ibs. 52 to 56.25; steer calves over 500 Ibs 44 to 56; plain qual- ity steer calves all weights 44 to 51; holstein steer calves 42 to 45.75; feeder steers under 800 Ibs 46.10 to 50.20; feeder steers over 800 Ibs. 43 to 46.10; holstein and short- keep steers 38 to 40.10; heif- er calves 250 to 400 Ibs. 48 to 52.50; heifer calves 400 to 500 Ibs 46 to 49.75; heifer calves over 500 Ibs. 42.50 to 47; plain quality heifer calves 40 to 43; feeder heifers 38 to 43.70; feeder cows 31 to 35.20; medium quality stock cows and heifers 330 to 375; cow-calf pairs 430 to 470. HOGS AND DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs dressed weight 45.75 to 46.10; good weaners 22 to 27; light wean- ers 17 to 21.50; feeders under 100 Ibs. 35 to 41.50; 100 to 130 Ibs. 41.50 to 46.50; bred sows and gilts 100 to 165; baby calves 80 to 160; milk cows 275 to 455. Trading house suggested QUEBEC (CP) Canada needs a trading house to bolster its position in international trade, Jean-Luc Pepin, former federal minister of industry, trade and commerce, said here. Such a trading house would consolidate the steps from pro- duction to marketing of a prod- uct overseas, he told the 44th annual meeting of tte Elec- tronics Industries Association of Canada. These steps now are bandied by a number of industries lead- ing to fragmentation and weakening of the Canadian posi- tion on the world market, he said. With a trading house taking all steps such as financing, transportation under its wing, losses in one operation could be counteracted by gains in an- other, rather than having fail- ure in one area spell failure for a whole project. 4 Mr. Pepin said in an inter- view later that a trading house would encourage exploration of export possibilities and stimu- late an aggressiveness in over- seas trade that Canada now lacks. He said drawbacks to such a plan include the problem of what role the government should play and whether financ- ing should come from the public or private sectors or from a mixed base. "Another major hurdle is the Canadian he said. "Canadians are not used to this kind of thing and are wor- ried about anti-combines legis- lation when they talk about forming consortiums, even though such legislation does not apply to exports." Mr. Pepin is president of In- terimco, which consults in- dustry in setting up consortium for export trade. Won't push gas NEW YORK (AP) Mobil Oil Corp. said yesterday it is discontinuing gasoline adver- tising, including television and radio commercials. The comj- pany said it would direct its efforts instead to public infor- mation concerning fuel conser- Russian cattle buyers to buy Alberta heifers EDMONTON (CP) Four Russian cattle buyers are ex- pected soon in the province to select 600 young heifers and bulls for use in the U.S.S.R., says John Hay, secretary of the Alberta Hereford Association. Mr. Hay said in an interview that this is the 14th consecutive summer the Russians haye con- ducted cattle-buying missions, and the prices charged for the animals will be up from pre- vious years. Yearling heifers will be sold for to up from a range of to Yearling bulls will cost to compared with to last year. The Soviet delegation will consist of two veterinarians and two heads of state farms, who will spend "not less than three months" choosing the cat- tle to be used for purebred and cross-breeding in the U.S.S.R. "We take them to ranchers in Alberta who are members of the association" and have indi- cated that they have quality cattle to sell, said Mr. Hay. If enough suitable animals can't be found in Alberta the delegation will be taken to Sas- katchewan, said Mr. Hay, but he expects the "bulk of the business will be in Alberta." After selection the cattle are shipped by rail to Montreal and taken to Kiev, U.S.S.R., by boat, for distribution out the country. WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Loads Carloads Truck Scales Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap is Our Buslneu" PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally located in the centre of a large cattle Feeding and Services Available FEEDER CALF AND FAT CATTLE JUNE 27th 400 HEAD if Trucking if Branding if Vaccinating if Order Buying if Government Veterinary if Feeding Pens Raising Country HOG and DAIRY CATTLE SALE every Saturday at 1 p.m. SPECIAL 15 BABY CALVES MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY For Information and Of JOE JURIS listing, contact Agefjon _ pictur. Auction market located 16 miles north of Lethbridge Highway 2S phen" 732-4400 Pictur. Bun. ;