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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID March 197 IKIES n tfTfSIIOGE RESEARCH STATIOIl New research programs ANDREWS Director and A third will develop new techniques or the man The research programs ot agement of animal and crop the Canada Agriculture Re search Station at Lethbridge are constantly under review to ensure that they relate closelj wastes to permit disposal of these materials without pollut ing the Tteir dis posal by biological processes to current and future needs of and recyling in biological sys terns will be In animal science a new crossbreeding program is un derway to assess various breeds of beef cattle recently introduced to The pro cultural chemicals and waste because of its will the agricultural New progranis have been es tablished that concern farm market new livestock enter and pollution by agri Crops that have market po be carried on in cooperation with research stations at tential are being introduced Brandon and It will and tested for adaptability to assess newly introduced this Those that show breeds and crossbreds under promise will be subjected to rigorous range conditions as further research to develop well as the more protected en appropriate cultural practices vironment of the Cross and to identify and control in sects and diseases that are po tential Breeding pro grams will be started to de velop improved Sig nificant progress made recent ly has enabled us to grow field corn as an economic crop in this Pollution affects A g r i c u 1 tural chemicals and wastes have been under close scrutiny as But farmers must control pests and fertilize crops to maintain breds from various crosses among the breeds will be com pared in the feedlot for rates of This information together with carcass quality analysis will determine the most suit able crossbreds for efficient production of quality beef in Economics play an Impor tant role in many research pro An economist has been appointed to the staff recently o t h e r s will They will carry out research in eco nomics related to the pro programs recently es1 grams at the They will assess the advantage of new I The whys and hows of Growing sunflower MELVYN Associate District Agriculturist ordered from Federal G r The contract price is four pound and average tablished at the Station con cern the control of certain types of pollution related to One is designed to develop new techniques for management of pesticides and their residues in and domestic animals to mini rrdze contamination of the en A second will assess the if of inorganic fertilizers and nu trient elements to the nutrient content of lakes and The program will determine the maximum permissible levels of plant nutrients hi soil practices and to identify costly phases of pres ent a g r i e u 1 tural enterprises that could be improved by re as well as identifying the most economic manage ment systems for agricultural Good use is made of con structive suggestions by farm farm agri and agrolojists in de veloping new research pro grams to serve agriculture bet Suggestions are welcomed at all 4H club news MILK RIVER The Milk River 4H Beef Club held its monthly meeting March at the Erie Rivers High School Diane Stringam called the meeting to Doug Schmitt led the members with the pledge and the roll call was a make of car The public speaking elimina tions will be at the next meet ing and any interested mem bers are to have their talks prepared The members are planning to go to Lethbridge on March 31 to watch the Hereford judging at the spring bull Talks were given by Vincent Ellert and Ross After the meeting there was a 4H beef club quiz sent out by the department of We wish to thank everyone who patronized our annual pan cake supper and extend appre ciation to all those who helped with the RAY BROWNLEEreporter DEL BOXITA The regular monthly meet ing of tile Del Bonita Sew anc Sew 4H Club was held March We did not have enough members for a meeting so we inly discussed haying a speak r sometime soon to talk on Stretch and We dispersed into groups af er taking attendance an worked on project The ast half hour of our tune was spent on Pat NIMBLE NEEDLES There was a sewing bee hel The girls started sewing a 10 and broke for dinner at sewing three mor hours in the There were two speeches giv by Cindy Fantasy and The Story of Flying by Rita Sherry PARK LAKE The March meeting of the Park Lake 4H club was calle to order oy Cyril Hubbard Dale Ham led th The roll call was showman ship Nicol will take over th duties of leader Tom Nicol a temporary The next meeting will ture a debate on Should Farm ers Wives do Outside on a Dale 20TH ANNUAL Lethbridge Spring Bull Sale AND APRIL 1 and 2 Exhibition Pavilion Alberta 300of BRIGHT BULLSfrom TOP BREEDERS in the RIGHT FIT working condition ot the RIGHT PRICE fit your pocket book 211 HEREFORD 89 ABERDEEN ANGUS CU Hereford Wed Mar 31 ol 7 p m SHOW I HTItJ Aberdeen Angus 2 at 9 30 a m f I Tmft sell Thurs 1 nl 9 30 QI6 I IMC Aberdeen Angus sell Fri 2 at 1 AUCTIONEERS KEN HURIBURT JOE PERUCH Lie 274 285 Fort Alberta Alberta HOT DINNER SERVED 11 TO 1 PAVILION ROTUNDA SAIE SPONSORED BY Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders Association SALE CONDUCTED BY I Lethbridge District Exhibition For catalocjucs Tho Box Alberta LNID STRUCTURE NCAR5 COMPLETION A extension to the Kehoe Lake outlet channel at ehoe 15 miles north of is expected to rid the district of silt and erosion previously experienced n the In addition to the earthern channel ex the district is installing a floating breakline consisting of piles and a log boom held together by one eighth inch which will divert wave action away from the The channel joins into the Turin Branch I seeded sunflowers provide tl jfective weed i Harvesting takes place after a killing frost and when Sunflower on dryland will be ture content is below 12 per I i used primarily to extend the cent A stripper crop rotation one The attachment for straight com seedbed then will be stubble I bming is essential and can be although sunflowers do very well on A firm even seedbed is de1 lllc sirable so one tillage before seeding is j jcid be 800 to 900 poundl Seed treatment to p r o t e c t per acre against seedling diseases is sirable for early planting I Where wireworms are a thieat si treat the seed for jljfff ItfClltilla Seed preferably the first three weeks of Kras nodarets is an early maturing Ctlll variety best suited to southern Solid seeding seven inch ws has increased produc on in Research Station tests or solid seeding use about six a ounds per Traditionally anflowers have been grown in 5 inch to 42 inch rows using ur to five pounds of seed per This is a very acceptable aethod if row crop equipment Planting equipment can be a igar beet planter with special lates row crop or a regular Alberta in favor of C176 but some changes needed Although the Alberta govern ment agrees in principle with ill it would like to see ome changes made in the leg Bill C176 is the pro posed by the government of to establish a national arm products marketing coun il and to authorize the estab shment of national marketing gencies for farm Albertas minis er of says that in iew of his provinces expe ience hi agricultural products marketing and the oncern expressed by a num jer of provincial com ndssions and farm orgamza the Alberta government as suggested the followin changes to Bill C176 That producer rcp esentation on the National arm Products Marketing Council be provided for in the That beef cattle be exempt from provisions ot the That problems of an in traprovineial nature be left for provincial organizations to re That the national counci and agencies take into accounl raditional markets as long as hey are compatible with the jrinciple of promoting an effi dent and competitive agricul tural That artificial trade bar riers will not be allowed tc restrict Albertas developmen in supplying the growing fooc needs of Canada and the world Alberta has the biggest agri cultural growth potential o any province in That provision for an ap peal by provincial marketin agencies respecting an orde of the GovernormCouncil be provided for hi the The proposed legislatioi gives the GovernorinCoun til the authority to establis agencies which could exercis some or all of the federal go ernments powers over mar control one or moi specific farm and o crate within a region or withi all of This authority allows for th creation of national marketin gencies with marketing chemes tailored to the re uiremenls and peculiarities of articular Whether or not a marketing gency would be established in elation to the foregoing would epend upon the Ruste It would be up o producer organizations and r the marketing boards in the rovinces to draft a plan for ontrolling the product in inter rovincial The plan ould spell out how the agency the type of pro ucer representation it would whether or not a vote be required and other jertinent details for the Na tional Farm Products Council to If the council was satisfied that the plan would achieve its objectives on behalf of the pro it would recommend that the plan be Then the Governor in Council would approve the plan and appoint the agency as specified in the plan to carry out the functions The Na tional Farm Products Mar keting Council would have con siderable responsibility for the review of marketing plans and the supervision of marketing agencies established under the Agencies established under Agribusiness calendar Mrch 15 19 Lethbridge Southern Breeders school March 16 Vulcan Farmstead electrification school wir motors and methods March 16 17 Pincher Creek Rural leadership and public speaking short course registrations dose March 15 March 16 18 Lethbridge Southern Alberta Swine Show and Sale March 30 Cardston Forage Management series starting with hay vs alfalfa and substitutes March 18 Cardston Fish farming meeting March 19 Lethbndge Alberta Wheat Pool delegates Otto Lang and Olson speaking March 19 21 Lethbridge sponsored1 science fair training school March 22 23 Lethbridge Annual meeting and short course Alberta Branch Canadian Seed Growers Association March 21 25 Lethbridge Annual seed fair and ma chinery show March 25 Lethbridge Grain marketing short course March 27 Lethbridge The Beef Industry in the 70s seminar March 25 Ccaldale Mary River Irrigation District annual meeting March 28 Bow Island Mary River Irrigation Dis trict annual meeting March 23 Picture Butte Lelhbridge Northern Irrigation District annual meeting March 31 Brooks Eastern Irrigation District annual meeting March 31 Taber Taber Irrigation District annual meet ing March 31 April 2 Lethbridge Spring bull show and sale iis legislation could vary from 2 with very limited powers achieve a minimum amoun or promotion one which carried out more mprehensive marketing u n c t ions including selling packing ansporting and Marketing agencies estab under the federal legisla on could be empowered to re stive a delegation of power om provinces so that th agency would be in a positioi exercise as wel authority over th aarketing of a farm produc r The federal has jurisdiction ove Intelprovincial and e x p o r lovement of farm products diile the provincial govern ment has jurisdiction over th marketing of farm products ithin a It is not anticipated that th iovernor in Council woul establish a national marketin gency unless the plan had a eady been approved by th nroucers concerned and Sprinklers boost Production Are you in the livestock or dairy business Or have you suitable land and a market for alfalfa or other forage crops Do you have access io surplus water To ensure greater use sprinkler irrigation Sprinkler irrigated pastures can provide increased beef production on the same It can double your yield of It conserves water and Sprinkler irrigation can provide moisture where other methods cannot For further mail this coupon Our Agricultural Sales Repre sentative will be pleased to assist rain press drill solid One to two inches is the est depth for seeding but it is ssential to plant to the mois Four Inches is the maxi mum planting Sunflowers require 68 ounds of nitrogen and 24 xninds of phosphorous to pro uce 1200 pounds per ince some of these nutrients are available in the soil about a 1 f of the requirements hould be added with Weed control can be ichieved with one pound of the ireplant herbicide Im incorporation is essen Harrowing the young sun lowers can provide a fairly weed control Solid provinces saj He reports that the Alberl pvemments basic philosophy n marketing is that the co trol and marketing of fan iroducts should be left a nuch as is practical in th hands of those most direct affected the farmers of Can price hikes Canadians can afford to pay little moie for their bread cereals in the opinion of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool E In a recent interview report ed by the Turner re erred lo figures compiled by the United States department of agriculture that show con sumers in the and Canada work fewer minutes to buy most food items than do people in other For he pointed Canadian can buy a one pound loaf of bread with the money it takes him four min utes to It takes an Amer ican six minutes to earn the cash for the same size loaf it takes a Frenchman 11 minutes a 12 and a Japanese 27 As another ex ample it takes 28 minutes of work in Canada to buy a gal lon of milk 26 minutes in the 42 in France 121 hi Rus sia and 124 in says this is proof that our country can afford to spend more for Lethbridge riding and roping annual meet The annual meeting of the Southern Alberta Riding and Roping club was held recently in Business at the meeting in cluded election of officers as follows Ed Tabcr Ted Wren vice Pat direc tors Gorton Duke Helgerson and1 Dale Morten Donna Brant Joan Writing On Cliff Wil Raymond and Maureen publicity di Business of the last year in cluded shortening the barrier from 15 to 12 team roping rules and a point system was set and gold card members were allowed to rope in the amateur section if they The deadline for entering the circuit tins year is April irrigation Equipment RainbirdBuckner and Raintrol Sprinklers Dont start the season with worn our sprinkler trade for new tradein allowed for limited time BEFORE BUYING YOUR SPRINKLER IRRIGATION CHECK MAJORS ATTRACTIVE PRICES We use the best ALCAN aluminum tubing Major Irrigation 2125 2nd Avenue South PHONES 3275523 1 would like further information on Sprinkler CALGARY POWER To Calgary Power Box Calgary SeeYour n i KA Pool Man i BE the yarietiep you prefer EARLY USE YOUR OVER DELIVERY PRIVILEGE ;