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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Fnclciy Novcmhei 1! 1971 THE IETHERIDGE HERAtD 7 Corral planning courses 1 sale termed available on request !biLT The problem with many cor- the cow psychology that goer, j feet wide h rals and cattle handling sys- along with some of the real than narrow ide handle entile better Ihev are not first Canadian Maine- ilc was held in Edition- good corral systems around the _A loading chute with a kink Oct. 20 with a large enthus- planned; they just seem to hap- country, indicates that a lot of, jn is belter than a straight crowd in attendance lo pen. Handling facilities which ideas or wrinkles in these sys- j one. i sec the first Canadian appear- wcre onc-e adequate may now be too small and difficult to add on to. Some fellows swear that cat- tle are smarter and more stub- born today Hum they used to be. Maybe so. However, a look at some of terns are based on sound think- _Thc working chule should be curved. Many are now a mg. A lot of them can be applied (nil neck or U-shape. whether you're feeding an access gate head or a dozen; whelher it is a big ranch or a few cows and calves to he bandied. For instance: at the and blocking gates when: needed are labour ance of cross-breds from the Maine-Anjou breed. The Maine-Anjou cattle arc recognized as the largest of all French breeds, and for carry- ing the particular advantage of a very high twinning factor. Is a good cat walk good The al excellent chutes four or five along Ihc chute? with a top price of When many new corrals are j (or a brcd Tlie average built, the plan (if any) is hasti- for classification was ly drawn and a quick start on The sale ef Maine-Anjou IETHERIDC! RESEARCH STATION construction is made. If you are thinking of some new7 corrals, or improvements to the old, the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture is organiz- ing a Corral Planning Work- shop for small groups of cattle- men (limited to 10 in number) to exchange ideas and see plans of sonic of the good sys- tems being used. If you are in- terested, phone or write to Murray McLclhmd, disirict agriculturist, Adminielrali o n Building, Ldbbridge Phone calves was started with an out- standing female by Stan Church which brought The aver- age calf price was S910. American buyers were prom- inent as they pui-chascd 22 cat- tle which went to several states. The rest of the sale cattle were bought by Canadians. Dr. F.'fi. Day, president of the Canadian Maine-Anjou As- sociation, said that with this tremendoivs and wide-spread in- terest plus the excellent prices the Th paid for (hose calves he program will be arrang- 1 sale that the Maine-Anjou silu- ed at a time, place and con- aticn is "truly launched'1 and venicnce of those participat- we can look forward to an ex- ing. I ceedingly great future. Oil-farm water losses RECORD SEET HARVEST ALMOST IN-Conodian Sugar Factories Ltd. will receive a record tons of sugar beets this season from a record of about 16 per acre production on the contracted acres in southern Al- berla. The Taber factory has stockpiled Ions, par' of which is shown above. Some beets are -till being received several points and sugar havr. oc-en in operation since September. Photo DK. C. VAN StHMK. Soil I'hyi-ici'l Demands for water in our so- ciety are steadily increasing. It may not be many years before irrigation will be in direct com- petition with other uses. The possibility of restrictions in the use of water for irrigation csn- not be overlooked. Therefore, measures must be taken to en- sure the most efficient use of water for crop production. Wa- I the crops. The remainder of water required by the crop had to be provided by rainfall. Although the efficiency of irri- gation in southern Alberta seems very low, data from oth- er irrigaliop. projects on the N'ortli American continent indi- cate similar losses. It is estimated that run-off accounts for an average of 2.5 inches and deep percolation for about 4.5 inches of the water delivered to the farm. Can The 21st Lethb ridge Kail: am of Mill; River, Robert Zoct- Purcbred Catllc Show end Sale eman of Fort Macleod and the will be held in the Lethbridge i Doenz Ranches Ltd. of War- Exhibition Pavilion Nov. 13 and j ner. featuring Hereford and Ab- erdeen Angus rattle. for the Southern Al- ganizcd by th? Southern j berta Cattle Breeders' Asfocia- tVr'losfOs aro'r.ftm unavoidable be reduced'' Re-1 Alberta C.iltln wr mirl .'.I-IVP lii ccmlv. considerable imprm r- datum. Ihc v-ili offer 157 hit- lirrn made nil indivi piii rbrcd amm.ils breed- (lie l.'-thhi'dc.'- Hc.-'-arch dual farms. Land levelling and crs in Station we have made a hydro-, sprinkler irrigation certainly Sl, eve Balog, presi- Dr. Stringam, vice-prcsi- of animals' causes of lead poisoning? According to Dr. R. G. Chris-' offenders. Into a firm feedlot where the steers had heads pressed afiinst been painted on the need for object, grind their teeth and tian. head of the'Peace River! Other sources are putty, lino-1 identification with a red paint sometimes bellow Muscular Veterinary Laboratory, lead poisoning is far more common logicial inventory of lte Bow i have resulted in improved irri- River Project in southern Al- gallon efficiency, as these prac- berta. This study has enabled tices enable better control in us to estimate water losses j applying wafer to the crop, from -anals as well j Thus, the farmer is able to as these occur g on the farm.! refill only the reservoir around The average annual diversion the plant root.s without causing of water to this project during deep percolation. In addition, a 10-year period amounted to he can prevent run-off losses by Show time for animals nom-! leum, asphalt shingles, boiled] containing lead. twitching, staggering and con- linseed oil, aluminum paint. There are three types of lead j vulsive seizures are also corn- in f.-rm" animals, particularly and occasion-- ily. feed cortam- poisoning the acute, subacutc i men. rcnii'ing from ratilr, IK-HI m.iny people by air pollution near and chronic forms. Tlie onset of i -.s m mon 171' hi-il ho die 'icfore inated for display is 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Grand champion and reserve grand champion ban- ners will he presented to win- ner in bull and female classes for both breeds. Directors, representing the Hereford breeders are Floyd; Anderson. New Dayton, Gerald Miller, Fort Macleod, Stevej Balog, Milk River 'and Dr. Stringam. Milk River. pi i-Ji'-omnc. ho s-.vj. re- The Alberta department of is sudden. Tiie animal, or am-. young s: me suits from the extensive "use of i agriculture has received reports i mals. are depressed, walk inlt.be condition has time to de- acre-inches of water per j ensuring that the rate of ap-1 The sale will' start at 10 a.m. j Representing Nov. with auctioneers Ken Sus IluiTiDiirt and ,loc Perlich. slem- pm Aberdeen-An- TS are Leonard Hoch- Crcek and J. B. of the consignors this I Merrill, Hillspring. Because ci seepage and plication does not exceed the yeal- have rated high in i D.rectors-at-large vclop. Sometimes animals will j be found dead without anyone j having noticed .iliy signs of ill- ness Loss blindness. shrubs in Alberta is expected materials sliouia reacn as icasi. recommenueu iur pioiLtiuig a prostration to be heavy again this winter, j four feet up the trunk to pro- small area of trees. Bun- the common symn'.o'ms of the People in urban areas who live led the tree in deep snow, bottom edge in the ground or Klhat.uu, poisoning near a ravine or native bush Plastic tree protectors arc fair- cover it with soil to prevent the wmch cauie ]ive [or 5ev. ;rea are advised to take pre- ly new and can be obtained rabbits from digging under- d....s ani- Winter rabbit damage to trees of api'Otitc. Dimoness damage to trees and few trees are involved. These i netting with 1-2 men mesh Ls: repression mus Alberta is expected materials should reach as least recommended for protecting a prostratioi c'-anoration, about 35 per cent rate at which the soil can past sales include Hans Ulrich or this amount loct before take up the water. of Claresholm. Hay Powlcsland cautions to protect their shrubs from Timm Enterprises Ltd., j ncath. If the snow gets ma it reached Ihc farm. The esti- Increased irrigation effi-jof Del Eonita. Movie Anderson j Coaldale and Jerry Virginillo mated water loss on the farm ciency is not easy to attain, j Of Wrcnlham, Dr. Mark String-i Lclhbridge. from deep percolation or run- but if we remember the motto Balog, Milk River, B. G. Pow- j ornamsntal. fruit and shel- Winston Churchill Blvd..! deep, another row of wire net-; lvalt jn ti.is symp- lesland. Del Bonita. Alex Sera, tcr_belt trees. more common in the off another 27 per cent. "Irrigate as if you expected no the 25 inches deliver-; rainfall, but use each gallon of cd to the project, only fl.5 in- water as if it were your last." dies were of 'direct benefit to the task will not be so difficult. Farms gel larger youth not majority Farming in Alberta is not young man's game. to 960 acres, 15.7 per cent; 9lil to 1280 acres, 10.1 per cent: The knowledge, experience' I'28' lo lm acres- fivc Per and acquisition of capital re-. cent. Some 12.5 per cent of the quired by the executives of province's producers have modern farming require a cou- farms of over two and a half pie of decades to achieve. More than half of the prov sections. The survev also revealed that fanners are between 40 i young men, just starting t o and 60 years of age About 26 j 'arm, are demanding a broader per cent are younger and 22 capital base and larger acre- pen cent are older. However, i apes before they commit them- only about seven per cent of j selves to a career on the land. them are over 70 years of age. This information w a s con- tained in responses lo a farm information and opinion survey recently conducted by the Al- berta Wheat Pool. Respondents also indicated an increase in the .size of individual farms. Only 211.4 per cent of Alberta's producers now farm a half-sec- tion or less. Other acreages to 640 acres, 27.4 per cent; 640 VACCINATE HOHSES The U.S. department of agri- culture reported that by July 27, nearly one million horses had been vaccinated in five States of the U.S. to stop (lie spread of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis. Vaccination of horses in six additional States was expected to begin immediately. 21st ANNUAL LETHBRIDGE 19, 1971 Exhibition Pavilion lethbridge, Alberta SALE TIME: 10 A.M. HFREFOEDS ABERDEEN ANGUS 125 Bulls 11 Females 11 Bulls 10 Females HEREFORDS sell first SHOW TIME: Thursday, November 18, p.m. Both breeds showing at same time AUCTIONEERS: KEN HUIUBURT JOE PERLICH SOUIHLRN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Sols conducted by LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT EXHIBITION Tor cutnloquc contact lethbridge and District Exhibition Box <177, Lotlibridgc, Alberto MILK ItlVKK The calves for the club ac- Thc Milk River 4-H Beef Club j tivities this year must be pin-- met Nov. 4 at p.m.. with j chased before Nov. lo. of tiie 23 members present. The election of officers show- It was the first 'Ilicy are ling held in place with posts (om Dale Alsager, animal pest. very easy lo put on the tree driven into the snow can be fprm Diarrhea seldom control specialist with the Al- and cost about Hi cents each.' added. MruK ,n sub-acme lead poi- berta plant industry division. Regardless of the type of j lasting commercial soiling. Sheep usually shnw sirn- rccommends the following pro- wrapping used, remove it as such as Morton nar s'ipis. bu; depression usual- cedurc: soon as the snow goes in the chemical's Z.I.P. or Niag a r a )v dominates aril eonuilsions the trunks and lower spring to prevent mold and dis-1 nodent Kepellcnt. are probably not occur. Chronic lead poi- branchcs vith burlap or plastic i eases develojiing. I the most practical fiinn of rah- coning sekiom c.L-t-urs in cattle tree protectors when only a fence of inch poultry bit control when a large nuni-; but can occur in horses. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------her of trees are involved. They rjr. Christian says the effec- can be used cither as a paint or ijvei-.es? of treatment for either as a spray. form of lead poisoning depends Research carried out in the upon the ex'enl to which the United SVates indicates that a, liver, kirincjs and brain have 11 regular tree fertilizer or prop-i been damaged. Extensive in- OUtlllieil 13V lllltl'ltlOIlISl crly decomposed organic mat- jury to any of these organs tcr should be applied to the soil; makes treatment of little value. Four feeding methods 1 i r- I Slartin-; cattle on a hieh en- The fourth method is to feed at the same time as tne repel- Some cases can ho cfiectively sident' Kelly Greene, vice- 3 ULiii. jprcmp Martin, animal mi- ods enerpy low'cr to leader m charge of books. tritionist with the Alberta de- CLUB Gerald Rarvir. new members were briefed on Lome Charlesworth._ inn i o r [he care and feeding The parents seem to be tak- ing a very active interest in me club's activities, and they have organized them-.olvos into SOUTHERN SADDLE The Southern Saddle. The cattle are given only ha; for the first two or three day an advisory committee, with; club held its meeting Oct. 16 j ,iicv arc feedlot. Hovan Reese, president. The members received their record hooks for the year and the meeting was adjourned at 28 members and fom- 1 are startec on about head 9 p.m. ______ guests present at the Birds t two pounds of oats per h Eye Ranch at Mountain View, j continuing to The new executive elected i cpjve nay frce Ci10jcc. The cat includes Margo Hanson, presi-; allowance is gradually CHI! RKI'OHTERjrtcnt: Heidi Schmidt, vice-: unUi lne catue Diane-Stringam president: Janie Hanson, tr-ea- all they want. surer: Charmayn Salmon, sec-i j extremelv important u- bo in- Garden 4-11 Cluh was held in the Noble Central School, Oct. 15. with a good attendance. The following slate of new of- ficers elected for the coming year include: Jolm Groten, president; Roberta Rogers, secretary; Kevin Luchia, trea- surer; Maryann Goigia, club reporter- cud Tom Rogers and Earl llenvsvclc. Council Reps. The Club Leader and his assist- ants were sustained. Oct. Hi. tlie grain achieve- ment day was successfully held wilh Milo Harfuss and Art Wiobe doing the judging. The i Mossleigh club attended as spc- cially invited guesus. j Best Gram Sample, John i Groten; Project Book, Bob Rogers: and Record Book, Diane Rogers. Tin- Gard'-n Cluh added a display The next meeting will be held Nov. 6 with judging of mem- ber horses at the various farms and ranches. Members are ask- ed to have their horses at the home building corrals. CLUB REPORTER Terry Salmon VAUXHAI.L The VatKhall 4-H Hereford Club held its regular meeting Nov. 4 at p.m. with John Goers, president, calling the meeting lo order by repeating the pledge. Roll call was everybody's age. A skating party is planned for Dec. '29 at 7 p.m. Rodney Unriiii, assistant leader, ex- plained the new type of record books. Today is weigh-in day. The "banquet and awards various pro- ,vjl] bo hdd Nov. !6 at i p.m. Club Leader Mr. creased gradually because am change in the composition or amount of the ration can cause digestive disturbances. The cattle should be checked carefully to make sure they are still eating and that they are cleaning up all the grain at each feeding. Barley can be gradually sub- I stituted for oat5 once the ani- mals are eating all the oats they want. Since barley ccn- lains a highor energy level than oats, it will facilitate a higher rate of gain. The second method entails giving the cattle about Iwo pounds of barley per head per day and gradually increasing the amount until they are all on full feed. They should also receive free choice hay. Al- though this method is similar to the previous one, it may be somewhat more risky, especial- ly for young animals, because barley "has a higher energy duction'to Cattle Feeding i ing 1 part Arasan 42S (liquid ij of lead present. _ Post-mortem perations" emphasizes most or Arasan 75 examinatioi, o, a. ivsh carcass, cittle on full feed excellent home made blood, kidney or other selected A publication entitled "An In- I can be made by mix-! tissues to amount In Opei-i of the important principles of cattle feeding and husbandry'. It is mainly intended for tlie feeder who is relatively new to the business and ran be obtain- with 10 pails, by weight, of: including microscopic examina- water emulsifiable black as- tion of tissues can give good phalt. evidence of lead poisoning. Another good home made Dr. Christian stresses that repellent consists of 1 part nico- j lead poisoning can he prevent- ind the pi'bl'caticns office of! 2 or 3 tablespoonsful of a house-! ing sure that amv.nis do no he Mbertn department of agri-i hold detergent mixed wilV 10 have access to any matenal I parts asphalt emulsion. the f. culture, Edmonton. CLHi KKI'OliTER ilonnso'n explained the iasur- oats. IUHONS !m "w fnr ehaptied niughage j Tlie reoi-Kanizalional meeting evening was Kd Denesik, man- j wilh Thn of I of the P-ai-ons 4-H Beef Club of the Rank of Nova Sco-1 gr.Tin in Ulo should be was'held'at the Barrhill com- t'a J'1C financing of our 4-H calves. He explained niunity hall Oct. fi with Linda Rrou'iicll opening Ihc meeting ivith Ihc pie. There -ui cut. gradually increased and fho proportion of rotioliagn grad how hockey fans could join the decreaserl. Anyone using Scoliabaiik Hockey College. i niellxid may find i! (iiffi- (I.I T. HlOI'OliTI'.lt I cull to keep the grain from set- Lcilio Jolmsou I tling out of the roughage. ;