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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID Solurday, March 17, 1973 'Alberta hinders gas development' CALGARY (CP) Natural gas development and process- ing plant construction is being hampered by the policies of the Alberta jjovernment, Jim Arm- strong, editor of Propane Can- ada, says. He was speaking to the na- tional convention of the propane gas association ol Canada here this week. "The last permit approved for removal of natural gas from Alberta was In 1970, he said. "Premier Lougheed has giv- en every indication of not do- ing so again until the rest cf Canada is prepared to pay his price which ranges up to dou- ble the current average." Mr. Armstrong said because additional export to the United States are tied down by federal authorities, a stalemate In nat- ural gas development exists in this country.. THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 TO 500 HOGS SELi. TUES., at 1 p.m. ALSO -DAIRY COWS CALVES. -SHEEP SPECIAL! TUESDAY, MARCH 20th 5 PONIES SPECIAL! FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 27th DISPERSION OF 30 BRED SOWS BR1TES RANCHING CO. LTD. TWILIGHT STOCK COW DISPERSAL Tues., March 27th 7 p.m. ON OFFER 400 HEAD of RANCH COWS Market Hogs Shipped Daily SPRING ROUNDUP ALL BREED BULL SALE WED., MARCH 14th P.M. 75 HEAD 75 HEREFORD-ANGUS-SHORTHORN-CHAROLIAS YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CALVES Thursday p.m. 800 HEAD 800 SPECIAL FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 29th 400 One Owner Yearling Steers 400 to 750 Ibs. SOUTHERN ALBERTA RANCHERS REPLACEMENT HEEFER SALE WED., MARCH 2lst 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. Absentee owners over-graze land? 'Gravel A technician at a Guelph Ont.f farm examines tomato plants growing inside a hydroponfcum. The planls are flourishing on a diet of water and chemicals, and grow in gravel. Tempera- tures inside the hydropon- tcum are maintained at a constant 82 degrees, with humidity at 60 per cent. Egg prices EDMONTON (CP) egg and poultry report issued by the federal agriculture de- partment: Eggs To producers: A large 53; A medium 50; A small 33; B 33; C 10; cracks 18. To retailers: A large 63 to 65 A medium 59 to 62; A small 45 To consumers (ui cartons) A large 63 to 71; A medium 5 to 68; A small 52 to 55. Poultry To producers: Live No. chick broilers, 26V4; G an over, 29; 5 and under 6, 26V. fowl under 4, 5 to 7. Turke under 12, 3214; 12 to 18, 3 over 18, Live No. 2 chicken bra ers, 6 and over, 2S; s and under 0, 23V4. Turkey under 12, 2914; 12 to 18, 2814; over 18, 2714. Livestock market report Ottawa Livestock OTTAWA (CP) Receipts ol laughter cattle and calves at Canada's 10 public stockyards eclined by 700 head Uiis week, 'about on offer, the griculturo department said 'riday. In its weekly livestock report, he department said a good de- mand continued for all classes of slaughter caltle with active Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live jeef futures close Friday. Mar 43.10B; May 44.20; Jly 43.95; Sept 42.25B; Nov 40.40B. Thursday's volume: 14 con- tracts. Coal sale forecast EDMONTON (CP) Alter- it may sell more than tons of low grade coal to east- ern and American markets in the near future, Industry Min- ister Fred Peacock told the legislature Friday. The information was included in a lengthy speech in which he forecast an increase of at least 10 per cent in the value of manufactured goods in Alberta this year. Outside the house, he refused to provide more details on the possible coal sale. Mr. Peacock said the general outlook for the petroleum and natural gas industry Is prom- ising, with increased prices and strong demand for raw and processed products well assur- ed. to strong trading making for steady to stronger prices. QUOTATIONS Slaughter cattle, steers A-l and Calgary 41.50 to 42.90; Edmonton 41 to 42; Saskatoon to 42.60; Winnipeg to 43.50; Toronto 44 to 46; Mon- treal 41.50 to 43. Heifers, A-l and A-2: Calgary 40.50 to 41.70; Edmonton 39 to 40; Saskatoon 39.50 to 40.75; Winnipeg 41 to 41.50; Toronto 42 to 43. D-l and D-2 cows: Calgary 33 to 35; Edmonton 33 to 34.50; Saskatoon 34 to 36.50; Winnipeg 36.50 to 37.50; Toronto 34 to 35 Slaughter calves, good and choice veal: Edmonton 48 to 55 Winnipeg 60 to 70; Toronto 48 to 58; Montreal 60 to 67. Feeder steers over 75 pounds: Calgary 42 to 46; Ed WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. (CP) regional wildlife biologist has charged American absen- tee owners of the million acre Gang Cattle Ranch in British Columbia's cariboo coun try near here have seriously over- acres of crown land. "It's a tip off situation oC Crown land I've been fighting it for years and getting no- said biologist Harolt Mitchell in an interview. Ho has been wildlife biologist In the area for 12 years. He said cattle from the Gang Ranch, tlio largest ranch in North America, now are graz- ing up to the foot, levels of the coast mountains. He warned this is destroying fra- gile alpine areas as well as endangering the livelihood of the rare California bighorn sheep, mule deer and moose which compete for food in the irea. The biologist's claims have been endorsed by Clinton con- servation officer Syd Jameson, Victoria wildlife biologist Den- nis Demarchi, Chilcolin guide and outfitter Ted Choate and former Gang Ranch cowboy Christopher Kind. However, the ranch's acting I manager, Irvine Sidwell, has I denied most of the charges. His father, Melvine Sidwell, has been manager since IB58 but now spends winter in the fam- 37.40 to 43.75; Heifer calves 250 ily home at Idaho Fails, Idaho to 400 Ibs. 46 to 51; Heifer "Wo are just digging am calves 400 to 500 48 to 51; heif- thriving and trying to exist am er calves over 500 Ibs. 44 to 50; it isn't as if we owned the whole Mr. Sidwell said in an interview at the ranch. Biologist Mitchell said the has been overgrazing its land for about 14 years and tho cattle have moved to higher and higher grasslands. plain quality heifer calves 38 o 43; feeder heifers 40 to 42.80; ecder cows 32 to 37.40; med- Grain prices WINNIPEG (CP) All prices continued lower to a lighter volume of trade at the close on tlie Winnipeg Com- modity exchange today. Rapeseed prices declined the daily maximum of 10 cents In some futures while flax fell the limit in all trading months. Oats and barley fluctuated slightly while rye posted loss- es in nearby futures and mar- ginal gains in the deferred months. Volume of trade Thursday vas bushels of flax, of rapeseed and 100 of rye. Export loadings of Canadian wheat Thursday included 000 bushels to Bangladesh, 000 to Japan and to the TJ.S.S.R. Lakehcad, export wheat prices all were up cent. High Low Close Flax May 476S Jly 458 Oct 436K 438 438 Nov---------------------431 Rapeseed Vancouver Mar 379 36W1 Jun 374Vl 374% Sep 379% 374 374 Nov 361 354.14 358 Rapesced Thunder Bay May 35014 352 Jly 352% EDMONTON uyers to PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION frfeally located in trie of a large caHle Feeding and Hog Raising HOG and DAIRY SALE FAT CATTLE WED., MAR. Saturday at 1 p.m. SPECIAL 500 HEAD Highlighted BABY CALVES 50 Holitein Steers 500 lo 600 Ib. from B. G. No HOGS and 4 reg. 1 year old Hereford 1 TH8U fRIDAY For Information and Of JOE JURIS Phon. liilingi contoct Auction Market Picture Butte Alta Auction market located 16 milej north of Lethbridge Highway ;