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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE ricKAlD Friday, November 76. 1971 Grain-straw separation technique radical idea [iy JIM NT.AVES S (U'> 'Hie first major change _.. in combine-; imce KM now is passnl field u. is c.oser to production than at any i with flying colors.______ anil cleaning apparatus. arc i lilt. It. IllliONAKA Animal Nutritionist KanJe fed relatively low-quality hav during (lie win- ii'.nre rapidly oved lo ii''d summer pas'.tire than du cattle thai are well led during the winter. Tliis increased rate of gain, fol- lowing restricted growth, is called gain. Lower feed COM is the main advantage i f usine low-quality j er iv.-trining feed liv winter to obtain hicther cains cheaper feed, such as grafs. the following summer. j in the ffvdlot. largo numbers of calve.- are fed to market Since all 'he feed must he to t'ne feedlot the of cheap grazing is Tiv question then arises as KI v.l kind of rations can tv fed Hi (iiifercr.l stages of to maximize returns. At the I-c-thbridge Research Station we ivMneicd the feed to Cronus "f steer calves in the feedlot so thai they gained 1 or pounds per dav' for the first li''or ;'A weeks. Then they were: put on full feed. VYc compared these with a sroup of calves on full feed throughout. We mea- i sured the ra'es of gain, total feed ronsMinplion. and the num- ber "f days' to read! market weight. The steers were slaugh- tered at. approximately pounds sr.d their carcasses compared as to weight, dress- ing, percentage, and quality. the total amount of feed re- j quired for the entire feeding pe- i we re excited. The firm plans to am soon the awarding of a c fer a feasibility stui'.y how and where of financing and markc in an interview. The combine, conceh ed parly I'.'iiOs by William and S I r e L t c a. iwo farmed near Clamieboye. and MeBain. now "i is built cm a c. Research and testing of the nice i new unit has been performed by n-aet i the University of Saskatchewan the i College of Agriculliiral F.ngi- .....lion, I ncering on a fee-for-srrvice l-.i