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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Jun. 17, 197J THE LETHBKIDCE HWAID 5 Alberta marketing division busy during May The market development sec- tion o[ the Alberta marketing division had a busy month in May. Following are some of the market development projects in which it was involved. Two Saskatchewan business- men discussed the development of an enterprise to produce fish food in Alberta. A pilot plant in Saskatchewan is now producing pelleted fish food for markets In the four western provinces. In addition to the rapidly ex- panding Canadian demand for fish food, these men anticipate export outlets in the U.S.A. and Japrv, At >2 present time, Canada produces only pounds of commercial trout a year com- pared with annual imports in excess of 2 million pounds. The Saskatchewan business men plan to develop a sizeable fish production enterprise to com- plement their fish food plant. A number of Japanese busi- nessmen discussed with Alber- ta stockmen the feasibility of joint ventures to produce finish- ed and processed beef in Alber- ta for marketing in Japan. These negotiations necessitated. Alberta businessmen going to Japan to work out the details Of such Joint ventures. Last year a Japanese cattle- man spent several weeks in this province viewing opportunities lor producing beef for Japan. He was so convinced about the bright future for selling choice, grain-fed Alberta chilled beef to Japan that he returned with his family to go into cattle pro- duction. Two Alberta meat packing of- ficials left for Japan toward the end of last month to discuss the Increasing Japanese interest in Alberta beef and pork. Two packing plants in Alber- ta have already secured for- ward contracts to make weekly shipments of sizeable quanti- ties of pork cuts to Japan. The first secretary of the Ghanaian Embassy in Ottawa visited Alberta to discuss the feasibility of Alberta cattlemen establishing beef production en- McOacken appointed director C. J. McAndrews, acting di- rector of extension, has an- nounced the appointment of Ja- net McCracken as project di- rector of a newly established program designed to supple- ment farm income through rec- reation. She will be offering edu- cational resistance to rural res- idents wishing to provide farm based recreational f a c i 1 i ties and services' that can meet the needs of Alberta residents and tourists. Besides developing an inven- tory of existing farm-based rec- reational facilities or potential facilities and a list of rural people interested in the devel- opment of such facilities, Miss McCracken will be providing these people with information regarding the types of facilities needed, the physical develop- ment of facilities and the co- ordination of efforts regionally and by district. Miss McCracken has worked with the department since last winter when she joined the fed- eral economic stimulation pro- gram and first investigated farm income opportunities through recreational services. She is now implementing some 01 the recommendations resulting from that study. terprises in Ghana on a joint basis. The commercial secretary in Berne, Switzerland, has made it clear that his country is def- initely interested in purchasing pulses, furs, horse meat, potato flakes and Brown Swiss semen, Cuban officials discussed pur- chasing up to million worth of virus-free Red Ponliac seed potatoes. An Alberta livestock export company has negotiated the sale of more than head of registered Hereford, Holstein and Angus breeding stock to Russia this year. The same company also expects to export a substantial n u m b e r of ani- mals to Greece. Other enquiries received by the marketing division included the following: 16 tons of cow beef per week for France; choice cuts of beef to be ship- ped by air to hotels and res- taurants in West Germany and Switzerland; choice beef cuts for Hong Kong hotels and res- taurants; skim milk powder for Pacific Rim countries and Leb- anon; day-old calves to be ship- ped by air to the Netherlands and tons of frozen pork halves for Chile. s MITH EPTIC ERVICE I PUMPING SEPTIC TANKS SUMPS OIL SP1LIS, etc. HI-WAY 3 EAST LETHBKIDGE, ALTA. dtfbest co-op 3-DAY SAIE-WED., THURS., FRI., JUNE 28, 29, 30 WEATHER-ALL HOUSE PAtNT A general purpose white paint for fences and garages, etc. O 07 SPECIAL WEATHER-ALL RED BARN PAINT 307 DIAMOND GARDEN HOSE 50 feet of better quality, green synthetic rubber over braided yarn, 14" flow, full flow couplings. SPECIAL KING-STAY COLD COOLER Expanded polystyrene, lightweight rust and leakproof. Ribbed bollom with drain plug. x 16" x SPECIAL 4 .44 SENIOR BALL GLOVE Made of selected leather, laced with rawhide. SPECIAL 9' DAISY RIFLE PELLETS 77 per tin 2 AMMUNITION WINCHESTER 22 CANADIAN MADE LONG RIHE Box of SO SPECIAL MOSQUITO COILS Contains non hazardous. Coil burns for hours. SPECIAL COLEMAN CAMPSTOVE Get ready now for meals away from home. Features 2 burners with 160 square Tnchei of cooking surface. Folds up for easy storage. SPECIAL 18 PATIO STACKING TABLES Use them indoori or ouf. High impact plastic. Require minimum Jlorage space. Removable tops for easy clean- Ing. Assorted colors. 1634" diameter, Utt" high. SPECIAL 3 EACH 18" ROUND BARBECUE Deep bowl, folding tripod leas. Adjust- able plated grill has 2 handles. SPECIAL CO-OP SOUTHERN ALBERTA CO-OP ASSOCIATION LTD. HEAD OFFICE 1221 ZND AVENUE SOUTH UETHBRIOGI ;