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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friesian-Damascus breed Purebred Friesian ISRAELI CATTLE OPERATIONS Israel What's new in Israeli beef produc- tion9 Very foremost experts tell except that it is one of the few branches of agriculture you may hear an Israeli ad- mit that 'experiments were not very successful Such a statement in a country where most in- novations are at least by their to be best in the was enough to arouse my curiosity Only 18 months beef supplemented by sheep and poultry was efficient enough to supply home demand Israel finds it necessary to import mainly from Poland and Yugoslavia This is only partly due to OVER 30 TOP USED SNOWMOBILES sr SPECIAL FINANCING 1 6 h.p. 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John Deere Farm Equipment fttmrtju mtmm rlnCrWr 627-4451 PhOftt 235-3711 By EVA special to The Herald to supply their cattle with better and cheaper digesti- ble proteins amongst other things For some time farmers co-operating with research laboratories have been feeding chicken manure to cattle and cow manure to poultry to supp- ly these proteins While this experiment seems to be the experts are not yet decided on the exact amount of this ad- ditive They reckon 10-20 per cent might be satisfac- tory but this question is still under research Needless to the manure goes through a process of purification guaranteed to kill all ger- ms and bacteria before feeding Urea in concentrates is another comparatively new addition to cattle feeding but only one half per cent can be fed to milk cows to beef to prevent an unpleasant taste in dairy products Imported components of cattle food from the United States are wheat occasionally added at the rate of Soya meal and Soya bran Home grown and processed in Israel are Alfalfa meal for dried and ground orange skins for dried pulp of sugar molasses and ar- tificial vitamins BEER PULP Winter feeding includes fresh orange and grapefruit beer residue overgrown beet and winter clover In green Rhodos and Paspulo grasses mixed and cut every 3 are fed for 4 months from spring to ear- ly also torn While beef is now being increasing prosperity creating greater demands for more meat although this as well as increased immigration play their part m growing consump- tion One of the main reasons for the necessity to import is the fact that Israel's very successful dairy in- dustry swallows the major part of her feeding resources Having to im- port hay and other essen- tial makes production of beef cattle very and often impractical Small from Yugoslavia have been crossed with Hereford- Brahma in the hope to get offspring combining adaptability to climatic conditions with modest feeding requirements and fast maturing qualities these ex- periments were not too successful TWO SOURCES The largest part of beef production in Israel still obtained from two main sources The bull calves born in Israeli bred to Friesian herds crosses between Friesian and Damascus cattle in many are reared and fed for 12 to 14 months to a weight of 450 to 500 kg And poor milk- ing cows of Friesian origin are crossed with Charolais bulls The calves of the latter grow well and mature fast and are now the major source of home grown beef Although our Canadian beef grading system is not applicable in Israel since Israelis would not consider our Grade A lean cattle breeders are con- tinuously experimenting with new feeding formulas STILL SELLING FOR STERN'S CUT-RATE FDMTURE 314 3rt PIMM 327-3024 dairy cattle are being exported from Israel Whole herds of Israeli bred Fnesians milk cows have been exported to Iran accompanied by Israeli experts to initiate Persian farmers into methods of building up a successful dairy industry Many of these experts have now returned to Israel after two years in Iran and believe dairy cat- tle well established and there to stay Five thou- sand dairy cattle have also been exported to Sicily all cows three months prior to calving In view of their out- standing successes in a prosperous dairy I am inclined to believe Israeli experts when they say they are worried about meat production In a country as small as where land to grow cattle food is at a breeders by faced with a 'clear choice Since the demand for dairy products m Israel far outweighs the demand for the answer is ob- viously clear cut and preference for breeding of f dairy cattle is given at the expense of beef ex- periments Least Cost Swine SHUR-GAIN Does It. SHUR-GAIN Swine Supplement 200 A Swine Supplement used at 200 Ib. per make Dry Sow Ration and a Hog Grower. SHUR-GAIN Swine Supplement 300 A Swine Supplement used at 300 Ib. per ton to make a Hog Grower and a Nursing Sow Ration. Three new supplements to keep feed quality high and feeding simple. Ask about SHUR- GAIN Swine Supplement 200-300. SHUR-GAIN Star-Gain Feed Service MM CMUMnUXBBLMTED ;