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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 - THE UTHBRIDOB HERALD - Saturday, March 13, 1971 Livestock market report Lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: 4B2 cattle; 65 calves; 2,661 hogs; 48 lambs. SUMMARY Butcher cattle prices unevenly steady to 25 or more higher. Replacement cattle fully steady. Trade active. Good amd choice butcher steers meetmg very good demand, prices strong to 25 higher as compared with last week's close. Good and choice butcher heifers 25 or more higher. Medium and good cows selling generally steady. Bulls steady to strong. Medium and good stocker and feeder steers meeting good demand, from local buyers at steady rates. SLAUGHTER CATTLE ...... Steers choice 31.25 to 31.90; good 30.25 to 31.25; m)edium 28 to 29.50. Heifers choice 29 to 29.40; good 28 to 28.75; medixun 26.50 to 27.50. Cows good 19.75 to 20.60; medium 18.50 to 19.50; canners and cutters 15 to 17.50. Bulls good 23 to 24.50. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good heavy feeder steers over 950 lbs. 31 to 32; medium 28 to 30.50. IN EDMONTON Stay At The RIVIERA THE HOTEL WITH MORE TO OFFER For your convenience In making retervationi CALL LONG DISTANCE AND ASK FOR ZEnith 0-7255 at no cost to you IVIERA MOTOR HOTEL 5359 Calgory Trail Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (403) 434-3431 Telex: 037-2610 Good light stock steers 550 to 650 lbs. 34 to 36.85. Good feeder heifers 29 to 31.50. Good stock steer calves under 400 lbs. 39. Good stock steer calves over 400 lbs. 37.50 to 39.75. Good stock heifer calves 32 to 34.50 with odd sales to 36.50. HOGS AND LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week f.o.b. Lethbridge 20.55 to 22.33 base price. There fmre 169 hogs sold for export, price converted to 16.55 to 17 livewdght. Weaner and feeder l�gs sold 1 to 2 per head higher. Wean-ers 7.50 to 12.75. Light feeders under lOO lbs. 13 to 16.50 Heavy feeders over 100 lbs. 18.25 to 28.25 all prices per bead. Light feeders under 100 lbs. sold 18 to 22 per cwt. Heavy feeders over 100 lbs. 15 to 17 per cwt. Bred sows and gilts $43 to $60 per head. Good lambs 25 to 26. Taber Livestock TABER - Trade was active on all slaughter classes and cows at the Prairie Livestock Ltd. sale. C^ves showing too fleshy sold under pressure with greener kiiids selling steady. All classes of hogs sold stronger. Good to choice butcher steers 30.90 to 31.70, fair to medium 30.50 to 30.80. Good to choice butdher heifers 29 to 29.50, fair to medium 28.70 to 28.90. Good butcher cows 20.75 to 21.20, fair to medium 19.50 to 20.50. Bulls 24 to 24.40. Good yearling feeder steers 31.50 to 32.90, fair to medium 30.75 to 31.25. Good yearling feeder heifers 30 to 30.30, fair to medium 28.75 to 29.75. Good steer calves over 450 lbs. 36.50 to 38.80. Steer calves under 450 lbs. 39 to 40.25. Good heifer calves over 450 lbs. 32 to 34.50. Heifer calves under 450 lbs. 35 to 36.50. Baby calves 51 to 102.50. Weaner hogs 6.50 to 12.25; light feeder bogs 12.50 to 16; heavy feeder hogs 17 to 32. Bred gilts 42 to 45. Our next sale vrill be held Monday, March 15. Perlich Livestock There were 2,050 head of livestock sold this week at Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 1,323 cattle and 727 hogs. The cattle market was steady to $1 higher. Butcher cattle generally steady, feeder cattle met an improved demand from local buyers. Price quotations were as follows: SLAUGHTER CATTLE CJhoice steers 31 to 31.70; only medium quality heifers on offer TOWN of CANMORE requires a SECRETARY-TREASURER EXEPRIENCED IN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION Reply In writing stating age, experience, qualifications and salary requirements toi TOWN OF CANMORE BOX 460 CANMORE, ALBERTA Stavely Livestock Commission Ltd. REGULAR WEEKLY SALE WED., MARCH 17th at 1 p.m. 400 - HEAD - 400 Including 100 Head Stock Cows 100 Head Bred Heifers 125 Steer Calves Plus the regular run of Fat and Feeder Cattle Remember . . . The New Sale Day at Stavely is Wednesday. Monday, March 15th - 11 a.m. SHALCO ANGUS RANCH SALE At Stavely livestock Commission Market CHRISTIE LIVESTOCK LTD. Auctioneer - HERB CHRISTIE - lie. 231 Phone 328-7662 letthbridge Sale Barn 228-3777 at 28 to 28.60; good cows 20 to 21, medium cows 18 to 20: canners and cutters 15 to 17.50; medium quality bologna bulls 22 to 23.90. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Heavy feeder steers 800 to 1,000 lbs. 32 to 33.70. Good hol-stein feeder steers 29.50 to 30.70, majority of yearling feeder steers 550 to 750 lbs. 34 to 37; plain quality yearling steers 32 to 35; steer calves over 400 lbs. 37 to 40; steer calves under 400 lbs. 38 to 40. Good quality feeder heifers 500 to 800 lbs. 29 to 33.10; medium quality heifers 27 to 29; heifer calves over 400 lbs. 31 to 34.50; depending on quality; heifer calves under 400 lbs. 32 to 34.50. GOOD STOCK COWS Good stock cows with calves at foot 350 to 415 per pair; medium quality pairs 300 to 380; good quality bred cows and heifers 280 to 320; medium quality cows and bred heifers weighing 700 or less 220 to 270. A few plain kinds down to 200. Baby calves 70 to 88 dollars each. HOGS AND DAIRY CATTLE All classes of bogs met a good demand from local buyers; good weaners 9 to 11; light weaners 6 to 8.50; light feeders under 100 lbs. 13 to 18; feeders over 100 lbs. 19 to 26; bred sows and gilts 42 to 57.50. Good quaUty dairy cows 300 to 360; medium quality 240 to 290 dollars. Farm receipts down in 1970 . EpMONTON (CP) - Oil, natural gas and coal production increased in Alberta last year but farm income and construction both were down, the Alberta bureau of statistics reported hwe. A bureau survey shows farmers' net receipts in 1970 were $708,622,000, down about 3.2 per cent from 1969. Dwelling starts were down 31.3 per cent from the previous year while completions declined two per cent. Loan approvals however, climbed 65 per cent for new homes and 28 pei cent for existing houses. Hog prices EDMONTON (CP) - CToslng prices provided by tlie Alt)erta Hog Producers Marketing Board Friday: Edmonton: Quoted 20.50 to 22.25, average 20.70. Calgary: Quoted 20.25 to 20.95, average 20.70. Red Deer: Quoted 20.50 to 21.05, average 20.88. Lethbridge: Quoted 20.80 to 20.85, average 20.82. Lloydminster: No market. Grande Prairie: No market. Total hog sales 3,658, average 20.86. Total sows 14, average 14.05. Potato futures WINNIPEG (CP) - The Maritime potato futures market was inactive E>iiday with offers at current levels, but no buyers. Open High Low Close Apr 2.34A May 2.90A Nov 2.40A .T.irBli.in4ijT ^ lock Ottmm weekly livestock report OTTAWA (CP) - Cattle deliveries at public stockyards from Monday to Thursday this week totalled approximately 23.500 head, a decrease of 1.500 from the previous week and about 4,000 fewer than in the corresponding week a year ago. Exports of beef cattle to the United States last week consisted of 263 slaughter cattle over 700 pounds, the agriculture department announced Friday. Reduced cattle offerings and a not too active market on all classes and grades featured this week's trade. Prices on all grades of steers and heifers were generally steady to 25 cents higher. (Jows and buUs were mainly unchanged. Feeder cattle and stock calves met only a moderate demand at prices varying from firm to $1 lower. Veal and butcher calves varied from about $1 higher to $2 lower for the week. Hog prices varied from slightly Farm union opposed to Bill C-176 EDMONTON (CP) - Members of the National Farmers Union in Alberta are totally opposed to Bill C-176, the National Farm Product Marketing Act, Walter MiUer, NFU vice-president, saiid! here. "After discussing the legislation at a series of open public meetings throughout north-central Alberta, it was quite obvious that farmers were over-wliehningly against Bill C-176," Mr, Miller of Tara, Ont., said in a statement. The farmers were not opposed to such an agency but do want to see it revised. Mr. Miller described the bill as oppressive le^slation designed to eliminate two-thirds of the farmers. Mr. Miller said the NFU would like to see the proposed agency be fully accountable to parliament and be financed by the naiMonal treasury. He recommended' pnoviaon be made for annual negotiation of production targets and price reviews between the farmers union and marketing agents. He also suggested that cattle be included under the act. Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) - The Winnipeg live beef futures market Friday had light trading in March and some offers in July. Open High Low Close Mar 33.00 33.00 May 31.90N Jly 31.25A PREGNANCY UPHELD BOSTON (AP) - Judge Andrew Caffrey has ruled in favor of an unmarried high school girl who charged her dvil rights were violated when she was suspended from classes because of her pregnancy. C^frey ordered Thursday ni^t that Fay Ord-way, 18. be readmitted to her school. Miss Ordway expects her baby in June. ANNOUNCEMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE OPENING MARCH 15, 1971 2018 2nd Ave. North PETER HUlSING ACCREDITED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Bus. Phone 328-6973 Res. Phone 328-3233 NEXT WEEK AT FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET TUESDAY, MARCH 16th, at 9:30 800 HEAD 800 ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE Highlighted by 80 HEAD GREEN SHORT YEARLINGS FROM CHARMON BROS., CRESTON B.C. For Information and Listings Contact FORT MACLEOD I IJfrilff DfrRT^ INIERNA1I0NAL SALES MANAGEMENT | �jV W W M D .M-PTt fOni MACIIOD ' AISmiA 'CANADt � llfl I Ij HI I*! fiiiw' higher to $1.50 lower, and good lambs were in limited supply and mainly steady to slightly higher. Choice steers. Montreal 33; Toronto 33.50 to 34.50; Winnipeg 32.50 to 33; Saskatoon 31 to 32.25; Edmonton 31.25 to 32; Calgary 31.25 to 32.10. Good heifers: Montr^eal 24.25 to 24.50; Toronto 29.50 to 30.50; Winnipeg 28.50 to 29,50; Saskatoon 28 to 29; Edmonton 28 to 28.75; Calgary 28 to 29. Good cows: Montreal 21.50 to 22.75; Toronto 21 to 22; Winnipeg 22 to 23; Saskatoon 19.50 to 21; Edmonton 19.50 to 20; Calgary 20 to 21. Good feeder steers: Toronto 31 to 35; Winnipeg 31 to 36; Saskatoon 30.50 to 35; Edmonton 29 to 36.50; Calgary 30 to 35. (Jood and choice veal calves: Montreal 42 to 45; Toronto 38 to 48; Winnipeg 45 to 50; Edmonton 42 to 48. Good lambs: Toronto 31 to 33.25; Winnipeg 25 to 26.25; Saskatoon 23 to 24; Edmonton 26.50. Basic hogs: Toronto 24.40 to 28.65; Winnipeg 21.35 to 22.65; Saskatoon 20.40 to 21.20; Edmonton 21.15 to 22.30; Calgary 20.80 to 22.45. Grain prices Winnipeg Grain Prices Friday for class two wheat for export to countries outside IGA: 1 nor 1.80%; 2 1.785/8; 3 1.741/8; 4 1.71%; 1 LW-um 1.79; 2 1.76; 3 1.67y8; 4 1.62 %; IGA prices: 1 nor 1.80%; 2 1.78%; 3 1.74y8; 4 1.71',^; Durum 1.79; 2 1.76; 3 1.67y8; 4 1.62%. High Low Close . Flax May 257 255y* 257 Jly 253% 253y8 255 Oct 258^ 256% 258% Nov 255y4 Rapeseed Vancouver Mar 317 315% 316 May 294% 293yg 293% Sep 264 Rapeseed Thunder Bay Apr 294% Jun 286 285% 286 Oct 263 Dec 254% Oats May 85% 85% 85% Jly 84% Oct 85% Dec as Barley May 13278 Jly 130 Oct 122% Dec 122% Rye May 114ys 11378 114% Jly 107% 107% 107% Oct 107% 107% 107%.. Dec 110 Manager of poultry co-op denies monopoly allegations OTTAWA (CP) - The general manager of the Alberta Poultry Marketers Co-op. Ltd. Friday denied allegatiaa* that his organization monopolizes the Alberta poultry business; In a brief presented to the CJommons agriculture committee, W. T. Berry said that statements by Clifford Downey (PC -Battle River) concerning the co-operative's holdings were wholly or partly luitme. Figures used by JJt. Downey, he said, were "in error, or out of date, or completely false." "I do not know the source of Mr. Downey's information, but I can assure you that to say it is unreliable in deatU is to put the best complexion on it." The brief quoted Mr. Downey as saying at a Feb. 4,1971, agriculture committee hearing in Edmonton that the poultry co- Charged with murder FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J (AP) - A 21-year-old laborer was charged Friday with the murders of two teen - agers whose nude bodies were found with their throats slashed Feb. 25. William E. Carter of New Brunswick, N.J., was arrested on the charges in connection with the deaths of Lynn Gas-saro, 18, and John Golino, 17. SERVICE IS MY BUSINESS Erie Mayttk* Is your Ia{c Insurance in step with the times? Are present beneficiary arrange' meats still satisfactory? Are the benefits payable according to your family's best interests? Have changing family needs made your present insurance inadequate? Just mail the coupon for help in answering these important questions. To: MANUFACTURERS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 210 Professional BIdg., Phone 327-5514 I vrauld lil TABER AND DISTRICT BEEF BREEDERS ASSOC. 2nd ANNUAL SPRING BULL SALE THURSDAY, MARCH 18tli-12 noon Retiring From Farming? Sell your farm machinery, livestock and household effects by auction. List with us now. Choice dates available. PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER - DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Lie. 293 Sales Manager GARY JENSEN operative controlled 81 per cent of the industry in Alberta, and that if negotiations then taking place were completed the co^>p-erative would control 65 per cent of the poultry business in Manitoba and 80 per cent in Saskatchewan. Mr. Berry said the co-operative, as of June 1, 1970, controlled 43.34 per cent of the bit)iler processing business in two plants, 61.5 per cent of the broiler chick business in two plants and had been allotted 15.23 per cent of the total authorized broiler marketing quota. Various holdings In turkey breeding and processing comprised no more than 38 per cent vi the turkey business m the province. Mr. Downey's statements that the co-operative was negotiating for control of the poultry business in other provinces were also erroneous, Mr. Berry said. The co-operative was not negotiating at all. 5% to 10% GOOD NEWS Are you a good drivorf Over 25 years of ag�7 Claims free For 3 years? YOU MAY BE PAYING 5% to 10% More than Is necessary For your car insurance, CALL FOR DETAILS FORT WHOOP-UP AGENCIES LTD. 1117 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge, Alta. Phone 328-3251 THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET BUY TOP QUAUrr HOGS From Leading Hog Producers Tuesday - 1 p.in. Weaners - Feeders - Sew� - Bears Dairy.Cows - Baby Calves - Sheep 400 - HEAD - 400 SPEaAl^ 7 PUREBRED GURNSEY COWS Market Hogs assembled 5 days a week Monday thru Friday BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CAniE Thursday - 1 p.m. 700 - HEAD - 700 SPECIAL FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25th 600 head light yearling Steers and Heifers From 3 Owners Lethbr[dge Swine Breeders Association SPRING SWINE SHOW and SALE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION SHOW - TUES., MARCH 16th at 2 p.m. SALE - WED., MARCH 17th PUREBREDS at 2:00 P.M. CARCASSES at 7:00 P.M. WATCH FOR Dican Equipment Ltd. Gigantic Equipment Auction Friday, March 19th at 9 a.m. A complete sellout of Tractors - Combines - Bolers - Swath* ers - Construction and Farm Equipment. WATCH FOR COMPLETE LISTING SPRING i ROUNDUP BULL SALE Mon., Mar. 22nd 1 p.m. 121 RANCHER BULLS 80 Herefords 35 Aberdeen Angus 6 Short Horn SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHAROLAIS SALE Mon., March 29th BULLS AND FEMALES There is a lot of interest in Recorded Charolalt. Plan to sell yours at this Widely Advertised Sale. CHINOOK PERFORMANCE TESTING STATION R.O.P. BULL SALE Monday, April 26th 150 OF THE BEST - SIMMENTAL LIMOUSIN-HEREFORD AND ANGUS BULLS List your Farm or Special Sale Early and be assured of a good date. PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located In The Hub Of Southern Alberta's Livesteek Industry 3 Miles East Of Lethbridge On Highway 3 And V* Mile South BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 ;