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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1V74 Cattle auctions Companies consume family tradition Que. From the Quebec agriculture has been a family father and son cultivating the earth Milliken Farm Supplies Ltd. USED MACHINERY Field Ready N.H. 268- Serial No. 7266 N.H. motor. Serial No. 14846 N.H.78-P.T.O. S40-7C Serial No.8264 lOf O N.H. 269 P.T.O. as Pickup. A B A Serial No. 19209 1 Owll N.H. 268 S4AB.tl Serial No. 4790 14911 N.H. 268 Cft Serial No. 13807 149U M.F. 10 S09E Serial No. 996002912 O79 M.F. 10 SaOA Serial No. 996031294 0UU M.F. 9 P.T.O.- S44nn Serial No. 1327000316......................... 1 M.F. 12 S40CH Serial No. 996521060 1 O9U M.F. 12 Serial No. 996521759........................ n FORD 530 P.T.O. J.D. Serial No. 59275 CASE 330 Serial No 8328089 SWATHERS Serial No. 67-18760 M.F. 34-18' Serial No. 1234001969 M.F. 36-16' Serial No. 155803200 D9U '1200 '3500 NEW CHISEL PLOWS Ready for Field MELROE OYOLER CHISEL .4 MAC MISCELLANEOUS J.D. NO. NO. 6FH-7961 With 1 row corn head 6-R-7477 MALCOPOPUPBALE LOADER I.H.C. NO. 2A HAY Serial No. 12111K INLAND BALE STOOKERS I.H.C. 12' DISCAL............................. OWATONNA117 MIXER MILL J.D. 14 HAMMER MILL On skids M.F. 12' DISCER J.D. 10'WHEEL DISK DRILL F.D.A.TRACTOR- Serial No. 699375 OLIVER CHISEL 10' ANDERSON CHAFF With 10h.p. Kohler electric start engine W9 Tractor FM Tractor With Robin front end loader Tractor 4F Plow on rubber and hyd Dawa 3F Plow on steel and hyd.................... '1430 '350 MOO '1200 .'400 WE HAVE MANY MORE USED ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO Milliken Farm Supplies Ltd Phone 223-4437 Taber Island Implements Phone 545-2121 Bow Island and maintaining the farm in an almost missionary spirit. The equipment cost little and farmers took their time over their work. agriculture lags and the two major problems continually rising costs of production and lack of interest among young threaten profound change in the structure of agriculture. The family tradition is it pointing towards consortiums and co-operatives in the near future. Speaking with farmers and representatives of agricultural organizations leaves an impression of insecurity and pessimism about the fu- ture of traditional Quebec agriculture. Auctions up Up to March 52 auctions had been announced in Quebec newspapers with milk cows offered for sale. In the whole of last there were only 29 auctions of animals. There were 10 auctions with 480 animals sold in 1972. The auctions appear symptomatic of a growing malaise. Last Quebec farmers received only 9.2 per cent of total Canadian farm compared with 15.4 per cent in 1969. In the same Prairie farmers saw their revenues climb to 62 per cent from 41 per cent of national farm profits. In net agricultural revenue in Quebec increased by 12 per cent while the revenue over the whole of Canada increased 39 per cent. Viewed through government the situation seems less threatening. mergers and expansion are seen as normal phenomena which have been taking place for some time in other sectors. Gobble farms Senior officials say the formation of companies or co-operatives grouping up to six farms can only benefit the who often complain about lack of holidays and vacations. Faced with charges of in with no easy agriculture department officials say the es- tablishment of national marketing boards capable of ensuring a single price across the country is a serious first step toward correcting the situation. Such organizations rpffiilate eee and milk establishing at least a guaranteed minimum income to producers. A spokesman for the federal agriculture department in an interview advocated establishment of marketing boards for other products and negotiations to do so are already going on between the federal and provincial governments. In 1973 was a pretty good year for meet unexpected The farmer may have been referring to the Alberta government's policy of paying million for transport of grain to the interior of the province. the Manitoba and Saskatchewan governments give up to a head for hog subsidies which Quebec hog who are By ANDRE BELLEMARE Canadian Press Writer Quebec who saw. their average net income increase by 8.2 per cent to this still is in- farmers considering that inflation jumped by 9.1 per cent and net income of other Quebec workers rose by 14.2 per cent. Hope for 1974 The experts say they expect that the current year may be as good if the Quebec government can convince the Canadian wheat board or the federal government to establish price parity for feed grains. Eastern farmers have long complained about the high price they must pay for feed grains. Feed takes up more and more of the budget as farmers must pay the high price of transporting grain from the West. One milk producer in the Eastern Townships Quebec government seems much more interested in giving millions and millions of dollars to to large and medium because that helps create jobs. on the farm we often have to be content with what we can earn to facing similar losses also want. In milk the federal .government has just increased the support price of industrial milk to a hundredweight from The increase applies to March 1975. may be a fine effort by Agriculture Minister said an Eastern Townships producer. has it occurred to you that it costs about a hundredweight to produce this A producer near north of said the federal government is practising a policy without taking into account the adjustments needed. A regional director of the Quebec Farmers he said the solution is to increase the support price to the cost of production. time when farmers fed consumers cheaply is he said. better for city people to pay a higher price to eat then for them to run out of and that's what could happen if we continue to freeze prices at the lowest Farmers are aware of the price consumers must pay for food but they don't consider themselves primarily responsible for inflation of food prices. said a farm wife in the Eastern Townships. don't complain much when the price of chocolate or cigarettes goes up. when it's bread or everyone cries 'scandal.' ACORN POOLS NOW AVAILABLE Lilhbrldyeind Southern Albflrti Special bonus If ordered before April 15 Put summer tun In your own back yard Do-it-yourself or have it built -either way your ACORN POOL will give years of fun in the sun. For more information STANLEY'S DISTRIBUTORS Box Alberta Phone 328-3402 LETHBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL BREEDERS Phone Daily 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 327-8822 Stockyards Alberta MAINE-ANJOU COVINO III 2. IMS 15.00 Weight 2575 birth wt. 81 Ibt. 200 day mining wt. 446 Ibt. Ibt. compared to Incvx A.D.G. on 2.81 Ibt. Drtwlng 57.80 Semen available from all Breeds and all Major Bull Studs SIMMENTAL BARON Jin.. 1969 15.00 Wright 2205 Ibt. CttnK m. Wrth wt ft 85.5 bom Un attm it 200 day wwnhig wt. ft 502 IndM A.D.G. on IMd 2.83 ttw. 59.7 ;