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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta S - THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, May 28, 1971 Joint committee of cattlemen formed by U.S. and Canada Jonathan Fox, President of Canadian Cattlemen's Association, announced the establishment of a joint Canadian-American committee of cattlemen. This international committee will consist of three cattlemen appointed by CCA and a like number appointed by the American National Cattlemen's Association. Poultry council bus tour set for June 2 The Southern Alberta Poultry I Council will sponsor a bus tour to the Calgary area June 2. Points of call are Sparks Poultry Farm, Stewarts Broiler and Pullet Farm, Mac Poultry Farms and the MacMillan Colony. The bus will leave Lethbridge Civic Sports Centre at 7 a.m. I and return at 7 p.m. Cost of the tour, including the bus ticket and a meal at the Stampeder Hotel, is $10. "The committee will serve a very useful purpose in establishing a means of direct communication and improved understanding between cattlemen on both sides of the border" said Mr. Fox. "There were many problems and prospects of mutual interest and concern to beef produ cers in both countries and our two industries are very closely associated in the North ameri-can economy". The first meeting of this Committee was held in Buffalo, New York,, May 20 with two Canadian representatives from Ontario and one from Manitoba. Farm and ranch notes Bill C-176 passable? MAN AND MACHINE ESSENTIAL-Bill Kirkvold oper-cites the tractor on his 65-acre sugar beet field contract near Barnwell while Bill La Grelle, right, Victor Day Chief, Ron La Grelle, Albert La Grelle and Sweet Grass French Eater, all of Rocky Mountain House thin the beets during the first of three hoeing stages necessary for southern Alberta's 43,000 acre sugar beet crop. By working five or six weeks in the thinning, first and second hoeing stages, the men will average $3,000. Mr. Kirkvold also runs 80 head of cattle on his farm and uses a sprinkler irigation system. He says his land is also adaptable for flooding if necessary. -Ric Swihart photo Marketing and statistics branch adds service to farming communities The marketing and statistics branch of the Alberta economics division has been expanding its services to the farming community in an effort to fulfill the increasing need for more informed and timely out- look information on production alternatives, adjustment possibilities and market conditions to get more effective farm business management. Two Canadian trained economists, with masters degrees in IETHBRIDGE RESEARCH STATION marketing, analyze the grain and livestock sectors of the agricultural economy and publish relevant current marketing and outlook information in the Alberta Farm Economist and the Alberta Farm Market Analysis. A third agricultural economist, also Canadian trained, collects and prepares the statistical data upon which most of Seeding sainfoin DR. M. R. HANNA, Research Scientist, Legumes Fanners considering growing sainfoin as a hay or pasture legume may be discouraged by the seemingly high seeding rates recommended for this crop. Sainfoin has larger seeds than most forage grasses and legumes and so has fewer seeds per pound. Furthermore, sainfoin is usually sold with the seeds still enclosed in the pods and is planted in this form. Thus, one pound of sainfoin in the pod contains about 22,000 seeds, only one-tenth as many as in a pound of alfalfa. The seeding rate recommended for establishing a pure stand of sainfoin is 8 to 10 seeds per foot of row, regardless of row spacing. This requires about 56 pounds per acre of sainfoin in the pod for 6-inch row spacings, 18 pounds for 12-inch spacings, or 9 pounds for 24-inch spac ings. For hay on irrigated land, seed sainfoin alone in rows spaced 6 to 12 inches apart. For hay or pasture on dryland, seed sainfoin alone or in a mixture with a bunchgrass in rows 12 to 24 inches apart, depend ing on moisture conditions. If a sainfoin - grass mixture is used, reduce the seeding rate of each species to about two - thirds of that recommended for pure stands. Seed sainfoin with Russian wildrye or crested wheatgrass for dryland pasture, or with the latter for dryland hay. Avoid using sod - forming species such as bromegrass or pubescent wheatgrass in combination with sainfoin. Seeding rates for alfalfa and most other small - seeded grasses and legumes are formulated to provide a planting density of about 20 to 25 seeds per foot of row, so the rates recommended for sainfoin actually are low by comparison, However, studies at the Lethbridge Research Station indi cate that the rate of 8 to 10 seeds per foot of row (or an even lower rate in mixtures) is sufficient to give an excellent stand of sainfoin, providing attention is paid to the following procedures: -P r e p a r e a firm seedbed Use some form of packing on all but heavy soils subject to crusting. -Seed shallow (% to 3A inch) Despite its large seed size, sainfoin does not emerge well from deep plantings. -Seed without a companion crop. Sainfoin seedlings are vigorous, but they will suffer from competition with other plants at early stages of growth. The price of sainfoin seed in Canada at present is high and is likely to continue high until seed of the newly licensed Canadian variety Melrose becomes generally available Until then sainfoin will likely be grown only on small acre- Raking laivns-yes or no? Whether grass clippings should be raked up after mowing or not depends on how you look after your lawn, says W. E. Cordukes, a turf specialist with the Canada Department of Agriculture's Plant Research Institute at Ottawa. If the only care given a lawn is to keep it cut, it is probably best to leave the clippings to decompose and contribute to soil fertility, says the lawn expert. But where lawns are fertilized, watered and kept in good condition, the cuttings should be raked up and removed. Johnson Bros. Sawmills Ltd. NO. 3 HIGHWAY, COWLEY, ALBERTA EARLY SUMMER SPECIALS PENTA TREATED POSTS- by th. pest or by the Mini-load direct from th. plant. FIRST CUT SLABS- in 1 cord bundl.s S ft. long will mak. approx. d�| C A A 100 ft. of feedlot CORD ONLY *19*UU A COMPLETE LINE OF FEEDLOT MATERIALS-WOOD SHAVINGS- In bale*, many of your neighbors are using them &M Ml for bedding. Approx. 600 lb. bale. ONLY..... OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Phone 628>3818 for Laveme or Cordon Hereford tour set for June 19 The 1971 Southern Alberta Hereford Tour will be held in the Del Bonita area June 19. It will commence at Mclntyre Ranching Co. at 8:30 a.m. Butter On April 1, 1971 Canadian butter stocks were 50,753,000 pounds compared with 66,152,000 pounds on March 1, 1970. the information contained in these publications is based, and which is also published in a third type of release called Alberta Agricultural Statistics, The Alberta Farm Economist Is available to anybody interested in agriculture. It is published quarterly with an occasional supplement being released in between these periods. In addition to current marketing and outlook information, this publication contains analyses of both federal and provincial agricultural policies. The Analysis often projects trends for only a few months, while the economist evaluates the situation over a number of years. It also tries to analyze the inter - relationships of different-sectors of the agricultural economy as opposed to dealing with one or two specific products. The Analysis deals in the market outlook for agricultural products. Topics Include the market outlook for cattle, hogs, flax seed or rapeseed, depending upon which is most timely. This publication analyses the latest information on the subject or subjects covered, and forecasts expected future marketings and prices. Alberta Agricultural Statistics is not intended for the general public, but for people doing their own research on a specific subject. These releases are designed to supply background statistical data which is needed to arrive �.t conclusions on such things as changes in farm income, trends and patterns in crop production, changes in the distribution of livestock populations, the direction in which the basic agricultural economy is moving end so on. They cover a wide range of subjects and are issued 30 or 40 times a year. Agriculturists appointed C. I. McAndrews, director of extension for the Alberta department of agriculture, has announced the appointment of five new assistant district agriculturists who commenced duties on May 1. They are: George Jones of High River at Olds, David Banks at Ponoka, Bill Linde-man of Milk River at Stoney Plain, Wayne Mikkelsen of Calgary at Edmonton, and John Tackaberry of Berwyn at Lament. All five men recently received their degrees in agriculture from the University of Alberta, Mr. McAndrews also announced the appointment of seven new associate district agriculturists. They are: Gerald Winia at Grande Prairie, Carter Cur-ran at Brooks, Wayne Winchell at High Prairie, Murry McLel-land at Lethbridge, Ron Weis-enburger at Camrose, Tom Brown at Stony Plain, and Dennis Kennedy at Medicine Hat, "Head, Heart, Hands Health" FOREMOST President Paige Kuehn brought the May meeting to order May 17th at the Foremost School. The pledge was led by Joan Stappler and roll call showed that 8 members and one junior member were present. Secretary - treasurer Jodi Cowie read the minutes and gave the treasurer's report. After some discussion, it was decided to hold a float decorating party at the Stevens farm May 30, for the purpose of constructing a fioat to put in the Maverick Mardi Gras parade June 12. A weiner roast will be held in conjunction with the party. It was decided a tour of member's calves will be held May 29 starting at 19 a.m. at Stap-pler's. Everyone is to bring their own lunch. The achievement day will be held June 11 in conjunction with Foremost's Maverick Mardi Gras. The sale will be held the same day starting at 2 p.m. CLUB REPORTER, Rick MacKenzle. NIMBLE NEEDLES The last meeting of the Hoping Nimble Needles was held April 20. Achievement night, May 4, was run on the theme Friendship Garden. The girls modelled a garment they sewed during the year. Yvonne Hopkins won first place in demonstration, First place for efficiency went to Sherry Black with Wendy King second and Patricia Herbst third. Best all round project book was won by Wendy King with Sherry Black holding the best second-year book. Model winner was Wendy King. Patricia Herbst was judged best fit winner with Debbie Lee winning the demonstration and speaking contest! NEW STAFF - R. W. (Bob) Day of Fort Macleod has joined the staff of the Canadian Charolais Association as assistant performance director. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, majoring in animal science. Mr. Day's work with the association will be in the area of performance and research. One of his main responsibilities will be the management and planning of the conception to consumer progeny testing program as he assumes the duties of Per. formance Director Ben Schra-der who will be leaving the Association as of July 1. By Ric Swihart Bud Olson, federal agriculture minister, in a letter to th* Lethbridge city clerks office, said at no time did he provide assurances that cattle and calves would be excluded from the federal farm marketing legislation in Bill C-176. He was replying to correspondence from the city council which was in opposition to the bill, calling for the exclusion of cattle from the bill's jurisdiction. Bill C-176 would justify establishment of national marketing boards and marketing agencies for the mterprovindal trade of all farm products. The reason given by Mr. Olson for not giving the assurances sought by the cattle industry was "I did not have that power." Mr. Olson said should the bill be approved in its present form the assurances respecting the majority view of producers will be honored, because the Goveiror-in-Council is not authorized to establish an agency under the bill if he is not satisfied that a majority of producers of that commodity favor the establishment of an agency. The western cattle producers fear this move because, although the majority of the Canadian cattle are raised in western Canada, the majority of the producers live in eastern Canada. Since the provinces themselves decide on the qualifications of a voter on the establishment of a marketing board for the cattle, the feeling is that the large number of small cattle producers in eastern Canada could vote for the boards. ? ? ? An advertisement placed in three western newspapen calling for a delay in the passage of Bill C-176 resulted in 18,000 coupons being sent to the government in Ottawa. This should be ample proof to Mr. Olson and the government that cattle producers do not want the bill passed in its present form. On top of this, all producer organizations have for the past months strongly opposed the bill in the press and via communications with the government - apparently all to no avail. The feelings of the western Canadian cattle producer seem to be placed on the garbage heap with many other things. When Mr. Olson reiterated that the bill can't become law until the majority of the producers want it, he seems to ba speaking with a strongly flavored eastern accent. At a beef seminar in Lethbridge recently, Mr. Olson told the delegates it would be political suicide for any government to ram legislation down the throats of any industry which didn't want that legislation. Perbpas justice will be served when the next election rolls around, if the government doesn't bend to the wishes of the cattle industry in western Canada. MAY EAT POISONS Animals that are deficient in minerals or on sparce pasture will eat plants, some of which may be poisonous, that they would not normally eat. FOR AIL YOUR RENTAL NEEDS CALL WARDS SEE PAGE 3 There are over 1100 Datsun dealers within DATSUN1600 WAGON, from $2645* They're friendly places to stop for advice and local information. And, of course, for Datsun parts and service. You probably won't need their mechanical help, but Isn't It nico to know Datsun dealers are there .. everywhere. Have a nice trip. the more-for-your-money car  Suggested ratal price F.O.0. Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax. Local freight, leerice, provincial tax, II applicable, extra. FOREIGN CAR (LETHBRIDGE) LTD. Corner 3rd Ave. & 11th Street S. Phone 328-9651 There ire more than 1100 Datsun dealers across Canada and the USA From north to south, from Atlantic to Pacific, Datsun dealers are everywhere..  each with easy access to our chain of parts depots across the continent. So take a Datsun on vacation. Your own Datsun dealer will ba happy to supply you with a complete list of his associates throughout Canada and the United States. PRODUCT OF NISSAN ;