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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta fridoy, Memh 10, 1972 THE IETH8RIDOE HERALD 15 Farm and ranch notes Livestock industry VEE vaccine available May 1 will soon be The horse had been in- j That no case of VICE had able lo have their animals im-' spcctol within the past H dajs been diagnosed within lire lire- ceding CO days radius of Ihe premises o! ori- that ,t had not been exposed to VEE during the preceding Horse owners iminizcd against VEE (Vene- zuelan Kcjuiuc Eticephalomye- litLs) disease, according lo Bud By 3ic Swihart grain JOHN CALl'AS and the staff of the regional ex- tension office of the Alberta department of agri- culture deserve a pal on the hack for Hie handling and marketing seminar set for Encksen' Family Restaurant Tues- day. The list of speakers reads like a Whos Who on grain handling and mar- keting. The idea behind the seminar is to orient grain producers primar- ily, and any oilier inter- ested persons, with t.he problems and probable solutions to the difficul- ties in the handling and marketing of grain, espe- cially at the west coast ports. Two keynote addresses will be delivered by W. S. Beaton grain movement co-onlinator for the railway transport committee of the Canadian Trans- port Commission and Frank Hamilton, a member of the Palliser Wheat Growers Association. The Lelhbridge seminar is a follow-up In meet- ings held at district points on the question of grain handling and to .add southern Alberta thoughts to Ihe discussion held during the Palliser Wheat Grow- ers Association annual convention in Regina last De- cember. Marvin Gaits, regional farm economist with the ADA, said the seminar will attempt to open more ideas lo Ihe farmers, give them some insiglit as to how the system works and to lei them know how the experts think some of the problems can be solved. The grapccinc has it Hint the Lethbriilge and District Ex- hibition Association will not hold a sweepstake draw at this j year's Whoop-Up Celebrations. Apparently the headaches out- weighed the profit margin in 1971. The Alberta Wheat Pool has predicted that markets for corn can be found in the feed industry and the distilling industry that will absorb production from acres in south- ern Alberta. Quality control is the key. The Feed Freight Assistance for feed grains will, accord- ing to The Pool, give southern Alberta corn an advantage over corn from the U.S. The corn used in the distilling industry is a different story, hut The Pool an agreed rate for freight may be able to be worked out with the railway companies. The 26th annual Calgary Seed Fair and Hay Show put ttie wraps on another successful event. Southern Albertans were in the foray all the way and proved to be worthy contestants. H. W. r.rcciio and Sous of Lethbridge took Ihe grand cham- pionship for the best cereal and flax seed with a 67-pound per bushel sample of Winalta winter wheat. Dave Anderson of Nanlon took a grand championship in cereal and oil seed classes with a 58-pound per bushel sample of Seizes two-row barley. t'ujiirmto Farms Ltd. of Rainier took a grand champion- ship award for the best potato exhibit. In the individual class competitions, Grcenos took first in the Durum wheat and soft spring or feed wheat competition. Art Strain of Foremost copped the flax title. Abe .lanzcn of Coaldale took the winter wheat or sofl spring class. Schicbout Seeds Ltd. of Barons won first in the crested wheat grass and forage or turf grass classes. Fujimoto Farms Ltd. took first place in all four potato classes, including table stock for netted gems, table stock for oilier varieties, certified seed for netted gems, and certified seed for other varieties. Lawrence Vvatniongh of Letbbricige took first place in ttie legume bay mixture grass class. Olson, federal minister of agri- culture. I Mr. Olson said VliK vaccino was being Licensed for manu- facture in Canada. It is expect- ed that supplies will become available lo veterinarians by Ma; I. VEK is a serious dis- ease of horses that affects Iho central nervous system. The Canae'ian vaccine will be similar lo the type used with success in the United States to vaccinate thousands of horses following an outbreak of the disease l.'isl July in Texas. Vaccination of horses will be on a voluntary basis. Cost of immunization will be tlie re- sponsibilily of ttie owner. Vaccination certificates will be issued to owners and copies j of (lie certificates will be sub- mitted by Ihe veterinarians to Ihe nearest subdistrict office of the Canada Agriculture Health of Animals Branch. VEE has not been found in Canada, but the vaccine is being rr.ade available as a pre- cautionary measure, Mr. Olson said. Immunization is particu- larly important in cases where Canadian owners wish to lake i their horses inlo the United j Slates. Special regulalions aimed at preventing the disease from reaching Canada have been in 60 days. Tiie horse did not originate from a quarantine area. gin. That the horse bad not been i-aecinatcd against VEIi within 14 days prior to veleri- nary inspection. VKK disease is spread by biting insects, but spread by contact is also pos.sihlc. The disease has existed for years in Soulh American coun- tries ami spread northward into Mexico and last July into Texas. Cow-calf production Agrama displays in March Agrama, March 22 to at, kick off the course March n at farmers in western Canada, he Lcthbridgc Exhibition Pavi- p.m. I Exhibits must have been grown ion, feature Alberta food A representative of the live-' thc farm- 11lcrc is no displays, seed competitions, a i division for the Canada registration fee for the cornpe- homcmakers' short course and j department of agriculture will agro-information discussions. discuss the proposed beef grad- The annual agricultural short i mj, system, course for agribusincssmen Cal Brandlcy. agri- interested persons will deal i cuUlll.a] law with Ihe with the warble fly problem ADA, will discuss capiu.l gains and new regulations to control tox' 'and planning. Dr. M. Khan of the Leth- bridgc Research Station and Gordon Ross, regional livestock supervisor for tbe Alberta de- partment of agriculture will jpla Sheltcrbelt design, tree cul- ture, common insect pests and diseases am! methods of prim- ing trees will be the topics lor the March 23 sessions. Educational tours to A ram a Weed control seminar topic March 16 -iii- t iV. tVJiMUU uiui-t: ni.u. ui force since the discovery of the Creck sel. outbreak in Texas They require that all United States horses brought into Can- ada must be accompanied by a certificate from a U.S.D.A. vet- erinarian staling: A special weed control semi nar will be held in (he New Palimino Restaurant in Fort Maclcmi March ir, at p.m. Sponsored by the district ax- tension office and Ihe M.D. of Schools in southern Alberta been invited to atlend spe- E. B. Casement of Ihe Hrooks! cial sessions of Aprama, March HorliciiHure Hescarcli Centre j 22 lo 25 in Ihe Lcthbridgc Exhi- ami Norm inlorma-' bition Pavilion, tion officer for the forestry The students will be able to branch of the ADA will be tlie I view agricultural machinery resource speakers. an.l equipment, a food products The Hmnemakers" s h o r t i display, seed exhibits and par- [Course will feature honey, po-'ticipaic m a special seed iden- vice board, specialists from the Alba-la department of agricul- ture and the chemical industry j will pass on the latest informa-1 tlc tion. The growth habiLs ot wild The annual oats and Canada Sliistle, t h e most prominent weeds in the district, will be reviewed. Tho latest control methods will discussed. Everybody is welcome. tatoes, rape.seed and grain products March 22. District home economists and industrial officials will deal with topics ranging from bee- keeping and honey use to mar- keting problems for the pctato grower and rapeseeci history. .March 2-1. human considera- Rrooks Horticultural Centre Vegctahlc Mar- keting Seminar for Growers March 17 Brooks Horticultural Centre Carrol Produc- tion Seminar for March 20 ;w Olds Pesticide Applicators Training Course (Prc-registralion required) March 21 Taher fiapeseed Production and Marketing meeting March 20-21 Red Deer Alberta Branch. Canadian Reed Growers Association Annual Meeting March 1C Ft. Macleod Weed Control seminar March 20 Claresholm Corral planning March 21 Claresholm Grain marketing and handling meeting KAREN MAGNUSSEN, SAPPORO SILVER MEDALISTS, competes in the 1972 WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS" A cfv SPORTS" SPECIAL TONIGHT 9-OQ GOODlOOKJNG CFCN TELEVISION ;