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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 Wl UTHMIMI HKAIO Mwcfc 1W1 Seminar forecasts continued growth Lethbridge is hub of booming beef business Lethbridge centres the giant wheel of the beef industry in southern Not only do the souths vast grazing lands and king size feedlots produce more than 10 per cent of Canadas beef but also present a quality recogiuzed in the markets coast to A fourth packing plant scheduled to open in the city this spring will enhance the favorable three point pro gram of local pro Seminar highlights cessing and A beef seminar held in Leth bridge Saturday at the end of the week long dealt with the many facets of building and marketing reflecting the vital role of the industry in the economy of southern More than 400 beefmen and others involved in the industry spent the day in learning about present operations and future plans of the Canadian and world beef Speakers included Bud federal agriculture A government a meat packers the operator of the largest feed lot in a end representatives of other as pects of the industry complet ed the full days Prepare for says Olson Beef consumption in Canada will increase about 50 mr if any industry or group He said Canada has would like to to the United States bor per cent by Staff want such less than most best features of free and from Pincher Creek to Key to meet this demand is increased economies the federal the western world in with Attempt to can double the throughout the industry and increased calfcrop pro f south Alberta cattle producers are to maintain ram it down their he of agricultural sharp swings in the Technology is the answer to the largest beef producer in Canada which supplies 37 per cent of Canadian is as the primary beef growers in they will have to prepare to meet the fjrojected increase in beef would bs political suicide tor any government to pass legislation on any industry which didnt want that recognize the strengths of the free enterprize system but we also realize the He told the gathering with the technology in the beef industry the prime the beef production because all the acres for cattle raising are being used by some Albertas pastureland carrying capacity can be In Bud federal he area from he creased by 50 per accommOuating another of agriculture said at Albertas feed grain production will support a sub seminar Speaking to about 400 people attending the beef seminar per cent boost by More ownership of cattle by feedlots will be seen in Lethbridge he said the muic Dim nT cnv the BUD OLSON Facts and is apparently clear is for the cattle producers to increase the supply of feeder cattle from summer He said as the cattle demand has increased substantially federal economist V By Jim Maybie partment of said sold to Japan on a trial Following are some facts and figures of interest which is expected to increase 2028 pounds by is as showing the and 1969 past few there has been an increase in the number of cattle which have been Jt Herald Staff Writer I Forecasts for 1980 cow calf operation will be the key to future output An annual increase such shipments would need be much larger before they would become he presented at Saturdays beef industry is to drop by pork is to increase by ninetenths of a mutton in pounds Beef Veal 5 market and an increase m the size of the There is a limit to j Canadian beef consumption y will climb about 50 per nearly 900 million slaughter of to per cent will he necessary We must also keep hi mind that competition is keen cattle will be about 99 Mutton this increase and this above the 1969 fne 1980 world cluding breeding animals meats are to drop by 2 have been reached an estimated 400 future of the Alberta resettling unim cows for dairy decreased considerably from Canada but increased sharply from Mexico between 1960 and pound for a total red meat increase of about 27 Poultry consumption is expected to increase by 14 pounds Pork Canned 42 46 Offal he the number ol cattle processed through the markets must be increased told here Saturday at a seminar on the beef industry in the Glen Purnell of he will depend on economies of production and Most of the methods used pasture and improved range Alberta could increase its pastureland carrying capacity by In 1960 imports from in a total meat Total red meat up with the general of the in the 1960s to to were head dwindling to in Imports increase of about 156 Poultry said a long term look al the situation indicates a PURNELL ics branch of the Canada a 45 per cent increase demand have reached or A study shows Alberta has increased from head in 1960 to in Canada dropped sharply in the 200699 pounds exporting head to the in 1960 and only head in sharply increased its exports from head to Both countries lost in exports to the of cattle in the Per capita consumption of All meat in Canada from 1949 to million seen for an increase in the development of the cowcalf The short grass here gives growers the upper hand and nowhere hi Canada or the world is better suited to the cowcalf he South Alberta has its own He said a good point in the seminar was the organizers looked at the practical applicaiton of technology and feeding seen on decline The beef industry in the 70s will prefer to take and in southern Alberta will risks with operators who thenupper he Filling the demand in the 70s will depend upon larger calf crops and production eficiency in all phases of the Kef In 1960 Canadian consumption of beef and veal increased from pounds per capita in 1960 to pounds in 1969 because of higher income ievels and a population growth exceeding per cent million acres used entirely for of which 85 per cent is plus million acres of crop aftermath used for Most of the Dermanent pasture is located in southern The southern portion of the he has the most potential for herd expansion through rangeland Drylot feeding will become more economical in re poundsandover Canada declining from head to and Mexico dropping from head to In the category of under 200 both countries export ed Canadian exports rose from head to head and Mexican exports increased from to Per capita consumption of meat in Canada by 1980 is forecast at 106 to 144 pounds for five pounds of 54 pounds of four punds major expansion in the Canadian beef industry to meet the 1980 projection of million head of beef cattle can be expected to occur in southern said manager of the agriculture department for the Royal Bank of He told delegates to the beef seminar in Lethbridge the beef industry will have animal values of billion by Additional capital agreement where one party agrees to convey land or chattel farm including to another party for an agreed provides a means of lowequity Possession of the property passes to the buyer while deed to the property remains with the seller to be delivered at some future date or upon payment of a specified Vertical integration financing involves b r i n g ing deviated from the old approach which placed production problems ahead of marketing He said if the cattle producers ever reach the level where there is enough beef to satisfy the ready the research done today will pay off for The relative success of the beef industry combined with recent grain marketing troubles ard the glut of pork has brouaht several new growers into a trend away from custom feeding cattle to more direct ownership of cattle by the said president of Lakeside Feeders Limited at Wilfley said he projects that the high amount of overhead in customer relations and general administration costs will make it more profitable for the feeder to own the On the other cattle breeders who are wim me inousrry s siructure continually through all its ups and operators will feed calves only and yearlings will go the route of the twoyearold In order to maintain the stability that is necessary to the it will be necessary to have a width of range in weights and length of feeding feedlots become the relationship between the veterinarian and the Increased from billion pounds to billion pounds by feeding out a hipher percentage of animals feeding these animals to a higher weight selling less veal reducing the dairy herd and reducing the beef herd between 1965 and By 1980 it is estimated consumption of beef and veal will hit almost billion the largest beef producer in supplying as arable land prices become too high for profitable operation of cow calf Albertas feed grain production will support a substantial increase in livestock The beef industry must prepare for the future to produce adequate volumes efficiently to compete with meat analogs substitute meats at the retail and processing The responsibility to meet this challenge rests mutton and eight pounds of other for a total of 385 pounds of red Add 55 pounds of poultry for a total per capita meat consumption of 240 Compared with flbout million will DG spent on pasture and hay land There are basically five methods by which farmers and ranchers may obtain the capital they use in the business renting and central management two or more of the links hi the chain of production and Sveinson said the Farm Credit Corporation remains by far the single largest government mortgage agency He said the beef industry has the best balance of The growers were not hit as hard as the wheat growers due to the recent grain marketing problems but there was some effect on All agricultural outstanding crossbred animal will turn to custom lots where they can retain ownership and receive the benefits of their crossbreeding he There will also be increased feeding of cattle by Animal drugs will be in the The problem of feedlot waste will prompt total in the grading system will send more dollars back to the producer who cent of Canadian is located between large growing markets in the east and More than 50 per cent of the cattle slaughtered in the province is available for export from the Assuming Alberta supplies the entire slaughter the As beef production becomes increasingly complex and he the progressive producer will require a working knowledge in all aspects of beef production and vertical integration association with or equipment and he Capital Chartered banks are by far the most important source of short and intermediate term credit for the livestock be kept separate there is alwav a link and the link between the cattle industry and the grain industry is a strong he this will not be a bad He said the most common projection regarding the use of feedlots in the cattle industry most efficient feeder The majority of the cattle will continue to be sold on a live with a slight increase deficit in 30 per cent of Albertas beef is available for shipment to eastern Canada and other Most of this 30 per cent is savings forms the foundation of the farm financial Savings provide it is my personal guess the bulk of funds to be used in future livestock we solve the grain marketing it will have a definite effect on the beef we need increase our percapita consumption of beef to 100 pounds per capita from Montreal and accounts for 40 to 50 per cent of Montreals beef V The cowcalf operation will be the key to most future production growth in Canada ability and a demonstrated capacity to earn and two very essential components of a strong come from these he Sveinson advised all credit seekers to look to lenders who are dedicated to and He said the federal Income Stabilization Plan will have a definite and beneficial side effect on the livestock The general economy of Canada will make this very difficult to achieve because the consumption of beef has exports from Alberta to the Purnell will depend largely on the domestic supply balance Hot this expansion will be primarily in the Prairies where land is beefmen from throughout Canada and parts of the were told at a seminar Glen director of the economics branch of Renting or usually thought of as the second rung on the ladder of farm is a common way of getting additional This sjstem is run on a crop livestock share or cash lease he There about providing financial support for agriculture and for the beef A lender who is concerned with the future of farming and ranching and who is knowledgeable about it and related new technological by offsetting the boom and bust cycle in cash receipts from grain we reduce the shortterm incentive for grain farmers to enter the livestock industry simply as a method of marketing their the last three he Beef output in the 70s will continue to increase but not at as strong a rate as in the He tried to explain some of the trends in feedlot operations for the beef industry covering all steps beginning with livestock and ending with the consumer purchase the highest degree of centra plant processing will present the best opportunity for large scale said relative to the The potential is tat only when our prices are down to an export The size of Canadas work beef trade is Recently special shipments have Problems federal department of little risk for the can contribute much said a national a trend to larger meat operations sait1 the average in the lease success of vour beef could be an will contain from Federated man lost money in the production of cattle in the purchase a in He emphasized a cowcalf operation has to be better than average to make In 1969 gross return per offers largest best If In Alberta was S151 and Canada Italy to spend more on the rather closely to about a fifth of with the previous greatest potential for said has been calculated that of traditional Feed fixed costs and beef professor of per cent increase in high prices f M er variable costs resulted were told here and will result in in the world domestic market r A I total costs of in 1969 a Tin in of agricultural a per cent increased he There is incentive to stay at Afj g 1 TT v1 Tnnrkot 1C rural on between beef when i This resulted in returns to ratio in trade is hampered management and risk larSes m he world for cattle of 515 per head m 1969 and athe same time in 1963 the has the greatest most revolutionary changes in consumption that for every one per cent increase in two big problem is of an institutional with and quota Richter tential to pqv the best for meat have more is spent on Richter said the Richter listed Europe the largest and potentially fastest growing market is the European place and fewer upheavals will occur in the he Japan now consumes about four pounds of beef of opening markets must be impressed on the Canadian government The as Italy EEC and Japan The and the rest of changes will and is far from beef industry must get Europe may not be j J and occur in Dr Richter suggested established in keep pace with the EEC A where the per now if it ever hopes development but Free Estimates No Obligationl PHONE are present preventing people from buying higher priced food items market should focus their attention on the question of whether there is a in the Producers cant do it he It is necessary to market exists ant should not be Joe FURNITURE The Carpet House of trie he As people get richer they there for the type of meat which can best be government to stand behind producers and Go after even small orders TAKE A r 1 Keith PRICES START AS IOW AS toM LEARN TO MASTER He s u g g e s t e d Canadians 1 should steer clear of Kobe beef and should not duplicate ef1 forts lead to the he Canada has to be represented in the various beef importing nations to get a foothold if of Engineered Homes is pleased to an that Griffin of the makers of 1 Take i Mf establishment of the ever going to play any pess area hai been g f THE ART OF the international nff I t Learn How Delightfully I rade ftoni Australia and pew Kobe beef is raised in on a xery special diet almost hand producers join packers and help the government establish a permanent uncomfortable n Nl is an allvegetable lajatnvp FnrfiVPr STAY FBESH PACK T Engineered Homes Top Salesman in Canada for the month of 3289231 1 understand the in Hamburg or 70 Nl a very worthy recipient T MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC COUEGE MALI llumr tlig Personal he it would be beneficial to investigate Hi which competitors manage to overcome got a small starl in the and now is exporting about million cattle a Canadas exports to the U eifectivt relief tomorrow February bonus with new home sales in that in excess of Low Cost Installation and how they the have ;