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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 It's ALL In... The LetKbridge Herald Local News National News Editorials News Area News Sports Letters of the Editor Political News Provincial News Women's News Human Interest Stories Advertising i Lethbridge Herald Serving and Selling The Stan Your Subscription Clip and Mail this Handy Coupon Please Start My Subscription To The Lethbridge Herald sumption Name Address I am enclosing Order In the amount of 6 Months...... 12 Months Rate for Mail Subscribers in Alberta Saskatchewan and 8 C Mail Coupon to P.O. Box Alberta a hew slice at meat costs EDMONTON an animal with combined Cnarolais and Hereford may solve the problem of high meat costs in the future says Dr Ken Wiancko Dr a surgeon with an Edmonton runs one of the only two beefalo operations in Canada on a farm west of the city He obtained the animals from the San Francisco area farm of Bud Basolo a world- famous rancher who worked 15 years to mate buffalo successfully with beef cattle Last Dr Wiancko read a magazine article about the Basolo animals and his curiosity was aroused I told the wife I'd better take a look at he said in an interview 'I went down a skeptic and came back converted Mr Basolo said that his beefalo not only produce high-quality meat but are reproductive However his biggest boast is the beefalo s rapid growth and low production cost He estimated that the finished meat will cost con- sumers as much as 40 per cent less than they would pay for regular beef Unlike which matuie in 18 months on a grain diet beefalo reach marketable weight in 12 months on grass High protein With feed grains rapidly increasing in Mr Basolo contended that this production advantage will soon establish beefalo as the only alternative to exorbitant beef prices He said tnat the beefalo carcass is 20 per cent compared with 10 or 12 per cent in regular beef Its fat content is seven per compared with beef's estimated 50 per cent Mr Basolo reported a lively demand for beefalo semen The semen is raw then frozen and shipped around the world Beefalo sperm can't yet be shipped into Canada because the breed has not been registered so Dr. Wiancko brought seven heifers and a bull from San Francisco He was convinced the breed would thrive in Alberta when he unloaded the animals April 1 The beefalo had never seen snow before but they have natural protection against cold in a double layer of hair with a total volume three times that of ordinal y cattle took off from the truck like they were out for a spring said Dr Wiancko The beefalo have deer- like faces said Dr Wiancko. intelligent expressions He noted that his beefalo barely six months were already larger than a Vz- year-old Holstein in an adjoining pen His beefalo Doc's Pride weighed pounds at 11 months SENCOR Herbicide Gets lough weeds in potatoes Barnyardgrass Fall pamcum Foxtail Lambsquarter Lady s thumb Pigweed SENCOR also provide some control cf couchgrass and yellow nutsedge When other herbicides let grass or broadieaf weeds through or when infestation is extra heavy call on SENCOR Apply it Pre emerge Early post-emerge on early red-skinned Both ways No pre-mixing Moderate agitation Doesn I stain skin Doesn t stain clothing When you need Good Stuff for tough weed conditions order SENCOR o Wettable Powder from your supplier to you and nature CHEMAGRO LIMITED 77 City Centre Drive Mississauga Ontario ;