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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 TH( IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, November 8, 1970 or Hie questions most often asked in Hie farm com- nninily Iliis [all is when and how much arc we going lo get for a subsequent barley payment? The fact is ncillicr government nor Ihe Canada wheat board know, or if they do (hey are not telling. Willorcl Pnxman. Uniform district representative, Ralph JleWrum and Mirza Pack, all of Haymonri met in Lclhbridge awhile ago willi Bud Olson, federal minister of agriniHure. The men asked Mr. Olson about the subsequent payment tor the .1969-70 crop year but received little in the way of conclu- sive answers. Shortly after the meeting, Mr. Taxman wrote Mr. Olson reneatin" ilic inquiries. Mr. Olson replied as follows: 1 Ottawa Oct. 15, 1970 Dear Mr. Taxman: On the point you raised concerning the possibility of a subsequent payment on barley, I recognize that this has be- come a problem. The Canadian wheat board needs a lot of barley to meet their sales commitments but many farmers, like yourself, find it preferable to sell lo the feed mills for 75 cents a bushel rather than fake the initial payment of 63 cents and wait for the final payment. I might explain (hat the wheat board is still selling out of the 19G9-70 pool, whereas your deliveries are into Ihe 1970-71 pool. On the .1069-70 pcol I find it difficult lo judge how large the final payment will be when the pool is closed. In the normal course of events this closing would be in February or March of 1971. There may well be a final payment, but I would not expect it to be substantial. On the barley you are now delivering the pool will likely remain open until early in 1372 and I would expect the final payment then to be much improved over that on the 19C9-70 pool, As to the specific data you asked for regarding the board's costs, sales to date, and selling prices, the board does not divulge this information Consequently I cannot pass on anything more than I have indicated above. I can only repeat the feeling I have that a small final payment can be expected on the 1369-70 pool and a more satisfaftory one on the 1970-71 pool. I thank yon for writing. I wish you well. Yours sincerely, H. A. (Bud) Olson HERDING SHEEP This rancher has replaced his horse with a snowmobile. Range tasks been simp- lified since the introduclion of the snow-going creations several years ago, and Ihe machines are being used more and more in business, replacing or augmenting Irucks and horses when the going gels lough. Gloomy Grain Situation Brighter TOM S. RACK1IAM, Marketing and Statistics Branch, Albcrla Department ol Agriculture. The gloorny grain situation is being brightened by optimism brought on by reports oE grain sales of unconfirmed size. Some grains are moving in volume barley, wheat grading No. 4 or Jower, rape- seed, durum. The market place is fickle. It is doubly so when there is manipulation or a degree of uncertainty due lo inadequate information. Thus, unilateral decisions setting quotas and delaying announcement of con- tracted sales, as is customary with Canada wheat board oper- ations, contributes to market imperfection. An open market reflects emerging situations as well as shocks such as sudden crop fai] lire, war and so on. Pro- ducers can react positively to open market signals. But grain traders and farmers react un- predictably when Ihe policies and activities of the wheat board, which is a major inicr- nal market force, are largely guessed at. Advance disposition and price knowledge released by board could be of inestim- able benefit to rational income maximizing production and mar- keting decisions. Last year Alberia saw dis- tress celling of grains in the irregular, non-quota feed grain market. In a market largely devoid of regulating B.C. Fruit Exports Decline Over the years Hie supply of B.C. fruit entering the Canadi- an interior market has steadily declined, according to the Cal- gary Co-op News, Firstly, the productive capa- city o[ the B.C. orchards has 4-H Club Board? McNALLY Meetings to reorganize the McRally Tailor Tacks 4-H Clothing Club were held at Mc- Nally School. Approximately twenty girls and four leaders were in at- tendance. Donna Murray was presented with two awards for her work in the past Eaton Award for Public speak- big and the Wilson White Com- munity Club Award as efficien- cy winner. Karen Boulton re- ported on her week at OAVC ss club delegate. The following officers were elected; president, Karen Boul- ten; vice-p resident, Cheyrl Luco; secretary, Linda Boul- tcn; treasurer, Brenda Boul- ten; reporter, Bev Krausher; leader, Mrs. Lloyd Mercer; as- sistant leaders, Airs. Don Mur- ray, Mrs. Frank Russel snd Mrs. Harry Patching. RAYMOND The annual awards night for the Raymond 4-H Beef Club was held Oct. 7. Master of ceremonies for the evening was Murray Holt, a man long associated with 4-H Clubs. Guest speaker was Ed French. The award winners were as follows: club champion, Stliriey Fraser; reserve champion, Peggy Gazler; judging, Anne- marie Sctefter, record books, The election of officers was held, and the new executive are the following, president, There- sa Kaupp; vice president, Beth Holt; secretary, Cameron Han- cock; treasurer, Bob Schefter, club reporter; Annemarie Kearns, and assistant leader is Bob Fraser. W e i g h-in date was set for Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. at Hi-way 52 Feeders. Weight of the calves is to be between 425 and 525 pounds. New members will be accepted until Nov. 7. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of every month at p m. at the ele- mentary school. Annemarie reporter ENCHANT Tre Enchant 4-H club held its first meeting of the new term Oct. 21. The main business was the election of officers and they are as follows: president, No- reen Geremia; vice president Boyd Dunn, secretary, Brenda E g 1 a n d; treasurer, Karen Sander; club reporter, Ricky Wiest; council representative, Darcy Viroslek. The leaders for the club ars the same as last year, Curtis Goughnour and Francis Hanson. The cluh is going to try to organize a Pee Wee Club for ages 10 and 12 years. The roll Theresa Kaupp, showmanship, call for next month will bs the Suzaune Kaupp; rale of gain, a name of members calves, tie between Beth Holt and Bob Schefter; efficiency, Annemarie S'chefter. A special award was presented to the former leader, Dan Kress, fov his past ser- vices to the club. The re-organization meeting was held Oct. 28. There were six new members present. is under the leadership oE Jim Nielson, with Joe and Colleeen Asuchak as assislanl leaders. The new executive was elect- ed and consists of: president, Janet Medly; vice president, Marilyn Hice; secretary, Pat Nielson; treasurer, Christine Rice; club reporter, Barton Lybbert. The year was kicked off with a nalloween party in conjunc- tion with the Glenwood 4-H Club on Friday multi night. We're all looking forward to another successful year. Barton TABER At the October meeting ot the Taber 4-H Sugar Beet Club, the results of the Taber Beet Club Tour, were presented to the members in attendance. The winners lor the best 4-H plots were Cameron Hamman, first; Betle Jo Hamman, sec- ond: Lydia Sekura, third- The winners for the best 4-H plot signs were: Cameron Hamman, first; Richard Cseke, second; Betty Jo Hamman, third. Congratulations are extended lo the winners from all mem- bers of the club. Richard Adolescence is the age when the boys discover the girls and the girls discover that they have been discovered. Har grave o Explores Japan Market Premier Harry Strom has In- i rjicatcd Alberta will lose no time in attempting to expand sales of a number of Alberta products to Japan. Mr. Strom, who was in Tokyo recently to open the province's new trade office, has an- nounced that H. J. Hargrave, Alberta marketing commission- er, left recently for Japan where he will spend three weeks meeting with govern- ment officials, importers, pri- vate businessmen and a cross section of people who are in- volved to food processing and marketing. Before leaving Edmonton Mr. Hargrave said he is quite confident that sales of Alberta farm commodities and other goods can be expanded in Japan "if we are just a little more aggressive." At this par- ticular time he said, Alberta agriculture officials are con- cerned over possible surpluses of pork, pork products and honey, so he will be exploring sales opportunities for these commodities in particular. Mr. Hargrave also feels that potential sales of beef and swine breeding stock can ue developed and he plans to meet with representatives ot a num- ber of Japanese breed associa- tions. Mr. Hargrave said he also in- tends to explore possible mar- kets for both livestock feeds and pregnant mares urine. He said the domestic market for this product is no longer avail- able for Alberta producers and he will discuss sales opportuni- ties with Japanese pharmaceu- tical firms. in most cases either remained static or deteriorated. The fruit industry according to growers is depressed and fail- ing. On the other hand, in- dustrial centres have been ex- panding and because of their proximity are taking increas- ing amounts of the provinces fruit production thereby re- ducing the amount available for export. Prairie retailers have been forced to seek alternate sources of supply. This they have found in the U.S., and be- cause of vastly improved transportation methods, fruit products can be brought in at competitive prices. The man who holds the lad- der firmly at the bottom is about as important as the man at the lop. C7 characteristics the price was what you could get in face-to face barter. This year, feed grain prices have a firm base at wheat board initial prices but beyond that are subject to un- substantiated expectations, bas- ed on ignorance of the true situation. In the oilseeds market warranted price ajid delivery reactions follow quota opening announcements. Producers this year have been urged to quick- ly fill barley quotas, withoul receiving any intimation of eventual price. Reflection, on grain market- ing in the past ten years, sug- gests that we, in Alberta, musl intensify efforts aimed at the j evolution o! a responsive mar- ket mechanism for grains. The boom and bust conditions can be ameliorated by a sensitive market, aided rather than un- balanced by government inter- vention. ICTHBBIOOE RESEARCH STATION Urinary Calculi In Cattle Bit. C. B. BAILEY, Animal Physiologist Urinary calculi, or stones, cause the death o[ a large mini ber of range calves each year in southern Alberta by blocking the urethra and preventing the flow of urine. due largely to deposition of layers of silica and, occasional- ly, of layers of calcium oxalate as well. It can be inferred, therefore, that, when no par- ticles of silica gel are pro- duced in the urine, large cal- culi are unlikely to form. In earlier experiments At the Lethbridge Research found that the intake of large Station we have examined n quantities of salt (4-8 ounces number of such calculi lo ob- per day) prevented tlie forma- tain an insight into the mech-..... anism by which they form. We found that the calculi were composed mainly of silica and organic matter, although some contained appreciable quanti- ties of calcium oxalate as well. Examination by light and electron microscopy revealed that most of Ihe calculi were formed by the deposition of layers of relatively dense ma- terial on an irregularly shaped mass of porous terial. Pockets of. lion of calculi. We concluded that this was due to increased water intake and urine volume and a consequent reduction in the concentration of silicic acid iii (lie urine. This conclusion is supported by the results of the present studies, since silica gel precipitates only when the con- material were occasionally de- posited between the layers in some calculi. The porous ma- terial closely resembled silica centration of silicic acid in Ihe urine exceeds a certain mini- mal value. Reducing the concentration friable ma- of silicic acid in urine is still this porous I the procedure of choice for pre- venting the .'ormation of silice- ous calculi. It can be done by eliminating prairie grass, which is known to be an abun- gel and was assumed to be dant source of silica, from the cliemically similar to it. The diet of steer calves or by sup- overlying layers were either plying a supplement to in- light and predominantly of sil- crease the salt intake and, con- sequently, the water intake and urine volume. Supplements con- taining 15-20 per cent salt have proved effective under some conditions but the optimum ica or dark and predominantly of calcium oxalale. These studies suggest that Ihe initial step in the formation of most of the calculi that cause urethral obstruction in amount will vary with circum- range cattle is the formation of stances. An ample supply of a particle of silica gel. Subse- water must De available when- quent growth of the calculi is ever such supplements are fed. POPULATION About 10.3 million people are living on farms in the United States. This is approximately live per cent of the total pop- ulation. The yearly rate of de- cline of the number of people living on U.S. farms is about 3-8 per cent. NORTH WEST BRAND 34-0-0 FERTILIZER Reg. a Ton SPECIAL S 50 Ton Delivered SIMILAR SAVINGS ON OTHER TYPES OF FERTILIZERS BEFORE DEC. 31, 1970 B K Delivery Storage SIS 2nd St. S. Phone 32B-2055 Trade up to this winter's all new status symbol. Molded distortion-free windshield The GLENWOOD organizational meeeting for the Glenwood Trail Trotters 4 H light horse club was held Oct. 26. Nineteen members and three peC'Wee members registered for the corning year. 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Potato Harvest Ball November and Snow Control and Corral Planning Meeting. November 20 Lcthbridge Annual Lethbridge Fall Cattle Sale November 2.1 Calgary Alberta Wheat Pool Delegates Meeting November 21-27 Banff Annual Stockman's Short Course November 2327 Row Island Welding School. November 25 Mayr.ilh Fish Farming Meeting November 2i-27 Ottawa Agricultural Congress on Force Recommendations November 2fi CanlsLoii Fish Fanning Meeting Tough, forward and feven mnnoeuver obi lily When il comes to snow toially new Snow Cruiser 2016 is luxuriously alone. From dramatic styling to convenient cigareile lighter, here is'' a machine inai says beautifully unique. But that difference is much mare lhan mere appearance. Under the sleek exterior is .1 snowmobile engineered lor pure performance. Twin cylinders deliver, a smooth, powerful vibration-free 30 horsepower. Tuned axhauhi all that power, very quietly. 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