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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGS HERALD Saturday, March 3, 1973 All-time grain export record established WINNIPEG (CP) The Ca- "nsdiau Wheat Board reported Ihis week an all-time record {or West Coast gram exports was set in February, (he short- est month of the year. board said in a jiews ro- preliminary figures show -that more than 35 million bush- of grain were loaded on -ocean ships during February. This compares writh the pre- 'vious high for the same mouth of 23.0 million bushels, set in and the previous record jor any month oi 32.2 million -bushels set in September, 1972. G. N. chief commis- swier said the record clear- ..ances "is a gcod indication ol -the large quantities of grain '.'tli at can be moved through Cau- -ada's handling ar.d rtion system when conditions favorable." The record movement for is a continuation "the record movement that has 'been maintained since last Sep- rtembcr. "In sharp contrast to last win- ter when rail shipments to the Vest Coast were interrupted ipeatedly by snow slides and derailments, the snow and wea- her conditions have been ex- cellent so far this year." Mr. said. "Togellier with the fairly reg- ular arrival of ocean vessels, this has made it possible to maintain a high and even flow of grain through the weal coast he said. Grain price review WINNIPEG (CP) Oilseeds came under heavy selling pres- sure during the final hour of trading Friday, with prices dropping as much as 17 cents after mid session on the Winni- peg commodity exchange. Flax was hardest hit by the sudden commission house and elevator selling and the with- drawal of exporter buying. Prices dropped from about sev- en cents above previous close levels to the maximum limit of 10 cents below. The lack of buyiig interest spread to rye also with prices there dropping about two cents in the final hour. Oats ar.d bar- ley were generally steady all day with good domestic shipper buying. At the close flax was 10 to THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 TO 500 HOGS SELL TUES., at 1 p.m. ALSO -DAIRY COWS -BABY CALVES -SHEEP SPECIAL 70 HEAVY FEEDER HOGS 100 to 150 Ibs. From one owner Market Hogs Shipped Daily SPECIAL STOCK COW AND BRED HEIFER SALE WED-, MAR. 7th at 1 p.m. 600-HEAD-600 SPECIAL 200-2 and 3 YEAR OLD BRED HEIFERS AND COWS FROM ONE OWNER ower, Vancouver rapeseed 314 ower to higher, Thunder lay rapeseed unchanged to Vz ower, oats unclianged lo one ilgher, barley higher to un- changed aM rye Lo 2Vi low- Tlia volume of trade Thurs- lay was bushels of 'apesced, of rye and of flax. Thunder Bay export wheat prices all were !i lower. Grain quotes Friday (basis High Low Close Flax ,lay 585% 565ia 565% Jly 6-17 547 Oct 529 512 512 Nov 494 401 Rapeseed Vancouver May 401 40Ui 404 Jim 403 Sep 40CU Nov 387 SSOli Ilapeseed Thunder Bay May 383ii YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CALVES Thursday 1 p.m. 800 HEAD 800 SPRING ROUNDUP ALL BREED BULL SALE WED., MARCH 14th P.M. 75 HEAD 75 HEREFORD-ANGUS-SHORTHORN-CHAROLIAS SOUTHERN ALBERTA RANCHERS REPLACEMENT HEIFER SALE WED., MARCH 21 if P.M. 700 TO HEAD CHAROLAIS HEREFORD ANGUS AND CROSSBRED HEIFERS BIG SKY LAND AND CATTLE LTD. SELECT CHAROLAIS BULL SALE WED., MARCH 28th P.M. 75 PUREBRED AND HIGH PERCENTAGE 2-YEAR OLD AND YEARLING BULLS PERFORMANCE TESTED MANY HERD SIRE PROSPECTS LISTINGS INVITED WESTERN CANADA EXOTIC BREED SALE WED., APRIL llth P.M. LIST YOUR FARM SALES EARLY AND BE ASSURED OF A GOOD SALE DATE. 389V4 Jly Oct NOV Oals May Jly 118 Oct 111% Dec Barley May 154 Jly Oct Dec Bye May Jly Oct Dec 160 158% 153'A 3C5 110 151Vi 1515i 151 'A 153 152 li 383 V4 385 355 120 116% 110 10812 15H-Z 150 153% 149 148 Researchers seek white rust disease solution for crops Charge elephant GOIANIA, Brazil (Reuter) A circus elephant which fa- tally injured a 12-year-old girl has been charged here with "conduct incompatible with a public show business figure." Military authorities filed the charge with slate security of- ficials after the elephant struck the girl with its trunk when she moved too close to its manger. The authorities recom- mended that the elephant be destroyed or prohibited from taking part in public spec- tacles. By DR. FRANK HARPER Plant Pathologist I.cthbrldge Research Station White rust Is one of the most common diseases of rapeseed, mustard, and other cruciferous slants in the Prairie region. The disease first appears as small, wliite, raised pustules on :he undersides of the leaves of young plants. Rich of these pustules contains a mass of microscopic bodies called spor- angia. These sporangia are car- ried on air currents to other plants, where, on coming into contact with' water, they ger- minate. Each one produces several liny spores. that swim in the water Film unlil they find a suit- able place to enter the plant and begin a naw infection. Each sporangium that lands on a leaf will produce another mass of )eposit hike iclps keep Alia, hordes EDMONTON (CP) Envir- mient --minister Bill Yurko he is satisfied with the ex- lanalion from Alberta's soft- rink manufacturers as to why Golden load Securities leller Marilyn Williams lotes a valuable load, worth as she checks a vault at a Vancouver branch of the Bank of Nova Scolia, Value of gold this week has shot up on world markets 1o about an. ounce, compared with last November and the pegged price of in 1968. Livestock market Ottawa Livestock OTTAWA (CP) Receipts at Canada's 10 public stock- yards from Monday to Thurs- day this week declined by over head to approximately The federal department of agriculture reported Friday that prices for A-l and A-2 steel's and hsifers advanced ex- cept in the west where A-l and A-2 steers were steady. D-l and D-2 cow prices strengthened with price hir creases up to Vealer calves were active with advances up to in Ed- monton due to light volume. Feeder cattle and calf re- ceipts declined with approxi- REGULAR CATTLE SALE EVERY MONDAY A.M. SPECIAL FOR WON., MAR. 5th j200 HEAD 1200 Highlighted by 500 GOOD QUALITY RANCH CALVES from Clazton Pearson, Manyberries Including: Total Dispersion of tho 4-S Ranch ISO FAT STEERS AND HEIFERS 100 3 TO 6 YEAR OLD COWS 70 BRED HEIFERS Alia 45 HEAD OF CHAROLAI5 30 HEREFORD CALVES FROM ONE OVVNSR 85 MIXED CALVES FROM KEITH FRANCIS, TABER 100 MIXED HEIFER CALVES FROM ONE OWNER 100 STEER CALVES-600 IBS.-FROM ONE OWNER Don't be content to accept one offer at home, your livestock lo us, where you are guaranteed 1o have lha Auction Ring full of lo bid on your product. CHARITY AUCTION SALE WED., MARCH 7 P.M. MOOSE HOME, TABER Proceeds to mentally retarded children JONES RANCHES, CRANE VALLEY, SASK. CHAROLAIS BULL SALE THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd, 1 p.m. TABER AND DISTRICT BEEF BREEDER A5SOC. 4lli ANNUAL SPRING BULL AND REG. FEMALE SALE SAT., MARCH 31st AT P.M. Ent'loi Mordi 15 Aviilohlo mately head offered. Receipts of sheep and lambs declined over head from last week with approximately offered. Hog prices advanced In all areas over Ihe last week. Slaughter catlle, steers A-l mid A-2: Calgary 40.75 Lo 41.60; Edmonton 37 to 40.50; Saska- toon 40.25 to 42; Winnipeg 42 to 42.50; Toronto 44 to 45. Heifers, A-l and A-2: Calgary 37.75 to 34.20; Edmonton 36.50 lo 37.75; Saskatoon 38.50 to 39.75; Winnipeg 39 to 40; Toron- to 41 to 42. D-l and D-2 cows: Calgary 32.23 to 33.50; Edmonton 32 to 34; Saskatoon 31.50 to 33.50; Winnipeg 32.50 lo 33.50; Toron- to 35 to 36. Slaughter calves, good and choice veal: Edmonton 48 to 55; Winnipeg 60 to 75; Toronto 48 to 58; Montreal 55 to 66. Feeder steers over 750 pounds: Calgary 40 to 45; Ed- monotn 38 to 46; Saskatoon 38.25 to 45; Winnipeg 41 to 46; Toronto 37 to 44. Feeder steer calves 401 to 575 pounds: Calgary 45 lo 52; Ed- monton to Saskatoon 44.75 to 53.75; Winnipeg 50 to 52; Toronto 52 to 57. Good lambs: Calgary 33; Ed- 32 to 35.50; Winnipeg 38.50 to 42.EO; Toronto 43 to 45; Montreal '5. Index 100 hogs dressed: Cal- gary 45.70 to 47.25; Fxlmonton 43.50 to 47.65; Saskatoon 47.55 to 43.20; Winnipeg 47.75 lo 49 75- Toronto 52.05 lo 55; Montreal PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located In the Hub of Southern ACberta's Livestock Industry 3 miles east of Lethbridge on Higbwny 3 and miTe south BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHOrJE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER LINE UP YOUK FARM SALES NOW WHILE DATES ARE AVAILABLE PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT AiUttcnser: JOHNNY CHARLTON So11" Manago, lie. 293 GARY JENSEN Lefhbridge Livestock Sales Monday lo Friday: 220 callle; 543 calves; "hoes- three lambs. Butcher cattle prices strong to as much as or more higher in spots. Cattle market active. All classes of slaughter steers meeting gcod demand, prices aiout steady. Slaughter heifers meeting very good demand, pnees 25 or more higher, greda ami yield considered. Alt classes of cows sell readi- ly, prices or more higher with heilcry kinds up to 35 Btifls S2 lo 3 higher. Medium and good stocker and feeder catlle meeting keen demand from local buyers SLAUGHTER CATTLE At phis A2 Steers 41 to 41.40; At plus A2 Heifers _ 37.50 to 38.50; Dl plus D2 COWS -32 to 33.00, D3 30 to 32 IM 25 to 29.50; good bulls 35 REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good heavy feeder steers ov- er 750 Ihs. 39.50 to 4.5. Good fowler heifers 35 lo -M. Good .'Lock steer calves 52 lo ?7 will, calves up In 70. Good stock calves 41 lo 48.30. Medi- um to good Holslein sfcers and bulls 42.50 to 46.50. Good stock cows with calf at foot 420 to 435 per pair. HOGS, LAMBS All classes of weaner and feeder hogs met good demand at strong prices. Wrancrs 17 to 27.25. Liglil feeders under 100 Ibs 27 to 38.25. Heavy feeders 100 to W report 33 to 43.50. Heavy feeders over 130 Ibs 45 to 61.50 all price, per head. Light feeders unde- 100 Ibs sold from 38 to 51 pe hundred weight. Heavy feeders over 100 Ibs sold from 32 to 39 per hundred weight. Butcher hogs sold this wee at the Lethbrtdgo Yards 46.2 to 47.G5 base'price. Perlich Livestock There were head of live stock sold tliis week at Perlic Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included catt and 643 hogs. Market was activ on all classes sold. Price quotations as follows SLAUGHTER CATTLE Good cows 33 to 34.70; mec him cows 30 lo 32.75; heiferette, 33 to 36.10; earners and cu ters 27 to 29.75; bologna bu! 37 to 33.75; butcher bulls 39 40.20. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Steer calves, 250 to 400 Ibs. 27 to 64; steer calves, 400 to 500 Ibs., 55 to 56.75; sleer calves over 500 Ibs., 50 to 57; feeder steers, under 800 Ibs 45 lo 51; .feeder steers, over 800 Ibs, 43 to 44.75; holstein and short- keeps 38 to 41.50; heifer calves, 250 to 400 Ibs., 47 lo 53.25; heif- er calves, 400 lo 500 Ihs., 46 to 53.50; heifer calves over 500 Ibs. 39 to 51.50; plain quality heifer calves 38 to 44; feeder heifers 37 to 42.80; feeder cows 32 to 36.50; good quality stock cows and netfers 390 to 425; medium quality slock cows and heifers 325 to 385. HOGS, DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs, dressed weight to 48; good weaners 22 to 27.25; light weaners 19 to 21.50; feeders, under 100 Ibs., 25 to 37; feeders, over 100 Ibs., 40 to 55.75; bred sows and gilts 125 isy doubled the return depo- its on refillable bottles this small wlu'te pustules on the un- derside of the leaf. If a sporangium germinates on, the susceptible tissue of a de- veloping bud the infection may- become systemic and produce a swollen, distorted growth, which replaces the inflorescence. Such a characteristic i growth is kno vn as a "staghead." White rust on the leaves ap- pears to have little effect on the growth or yield of the infected plant. However, a staghead pre- vents normal seed formation and, therefore, affects the yield of the crop. Recent studies at Uie Leth- bridge Research Station have shown that the loss in yield is equal to tho percentage of flow- ering branches that have been replaced by stagheads. In 1972 the loss in yield of rapeseed in Southern Alberta was esti- mated at 2.6 per cent or bushels. A Stagheads on mature plants are filled with the overwinter- ing bodies of the white nist fun- gus. When the crop is harvest- ed the stagheads break into small pieces. Some of these are collected with the seed; the re- mainder fall to the soil sur- face. Therefore, seed from af- fected crops should not be sown the next year unless It Is thoroughly cleaned, and no rape should be sown on land that The manufaclurcrs liat if they did not raise the eposits to four cents for a 10- unce bottle and 10 cents for a M-ounce bottie, the bottles might flow to British Columbia and Saskatchewan, where the leposits are five cents and 10 cents, respectively. Mr. Yurko said jpfillables ac- count for 82 per cent of the soft- drink in the prov- nce and he is watching wheth- er tho higher deposits on refill- ables will result In Increased use of non-refillable containers, whom deposits remain at two cents each. produced an affected crop the previous year. The commonly grown varie- ties of turnip rapeseed (Polish variety) such as Echo and Span are susceptible to white rust. Commercially grown rapeseed varieties of the Argentine type are highly resistant to the strain of the white rust fungus now common on the prairies, A breeding program is under- way at the research station at Saskatoon to develop turnip rapeseed varieties with resis- tance to white rust. Egg prices EDMONTON (CP) Weekly egg and poultry report issued by the federal agriculture de- partment: Eggs: To producers: A large 50; A medium 48; A small 33; B 33; C C; cracks 15. To retailers: A large 60 to 62; A medium 59 to 60; A small 45, To consumers (in A large 65 to 70; A medium 64 to 67; A small 50 to 55. Poultry: To producers: Live No. 1 Mcken Broilers, 28; 6 and over, 5 and under 6, 28. Fowl Under 4, 5 to 7; tur- key Under 12, 12 to 58, 3l'A; over IB, 2914. Live No. 2 chicken Broil- ers, 23; 6 and over, 2414; 5 and under 6, 23. Turkey Un- der 12, 291i; 12 to 18, 2814; over 13, 2714. Taber Livestock TABER On offer this week arc head of livestock con- sisting of cattle and 356. hags. Trade continued active on all classes. Cows steady, bulls gained Yearing feeder steers up heifers up .50. Steer and heifer calves higher. Weaner hogs up SL All other classes steady. Slock cows and bred betters, 325 to 480; good cows, 32 to .80; fair to medium, 30 to 31.90. Bulls, 32 to 34.60. Good yearling feeder steers, to 49; fair to medium, 43.50 to 47.25. Good yearling feeder heif- ers, 40 to 43; fair to medium, 37 to 39.75. Good steer calves, 300 to 400 Ibs., 57 to 59; 400 to 500 Ibs., 54 to fair to medium, 48 to 53.50. Good heifer calves, 400 to 500 Ibs., 47 to fair to medium, 43 to 46.50; Char Cross heifer calves, 48 to 52.50. Weaner hogs, 18 to 26.25; llghl feeders, 27 to 31; heavy feeders, 43 to CO; bred sows, 92 to 135. to 187.50; baby calves 35 to 120; gcod quality dairy cows 500 to 535. Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef futures close fYiday. May 42.90N; Jly 42.75B; Sep 41.25B; Nov 39.00A. 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 Carfoads Truck Scales Magnet Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Streel North Phone 328-1771 "Scrap Is Our Business" CALF FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally located In the centra of a large cattle Feeding and Hog Raising Services Available HOG Trucking if Branding Vaccinating Order Buying Government Veterinary Feeding Pens WED., MARCH 7th 500 HEAD Higlilighled by 50 Holstein Steers (SCO la 600) Ibs. from B. G. Nolan and Sons 50 Slock Cokoj from S. lee and DAIRY CATTLE SALE every Saturday at 1 p.m. SPECIAL IS BABY CAIVES MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THJU FRIDAY For i and JIM or JOE JURIS Picture Bulte Auction Market Picture Rullc, Alia. Auction market Totaled 16 miles north of Lethbridge Highway 25 Prone 732-4400 Piclurs BuUe ;