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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE 1EIHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, October 8, 1971 large of other gmhis Canadian barley supplies will be record Canada will likely have a bushels over the previous crop rerun! MippU' of barley and year. Stocks at August 1 tolaled continuing large supplies of, 751) million bushels, and sup- other grains dining the 1971-7" plies arc expected to be cruji year. This is finding i million bushels, million bu- of J. S. of Hie Can-1 shels less than supplies for the ad a agriculture 1970-71 crop year, branch, following an analysis! The t'nitcd States wheat crop billion bushels on August 1, 222 j is also exported lo he consid- million more than in While I'.S'. stocks al July 1 were lower than a year pre- vious, the record production will mean an increased supply I for the 1971-72 crop year. Wheat production in (be of estimates made by Statistics j was estimated at a record ropciin Economic Community Canada of stock and production j------ figures lor the principal Held i crops in Canada. However, larger world grain fiipplie.s and a smaller volume of world trade is also likely, erably arger than hist year, and 'may result in a surplus similar 'to those which oc- currod in and 1909. Higli- cr yields and larger increases in a number of EEC countries account for the increase. A postwar production record against ADA winning battle IJl Ul HI li iHH.' il IMI I according to Mr. Caniiichaol. i "I 'I 7 nil WSL lMjwarbles in provincial cattle for 1971-72 is estimated at T.07 i million bushels, up 170 million i Warbles appear to be losing (found warble infested i ground steadily in Alberta due >nS degrees in vary- fj And of the 1.890 head inspect- 1 department of ,i( auctjon 13 percent of those classified a provincial agr culture drive to cxtermin- the pest in cattle. More than SO per cent of the cattle in Alberta arc now being del d under the program, launched three years ago fol- 1 In ing successful results oh- lul v.'ith the Rse of systemic as market cattle had one or more grubs, while nearly 19 per cent of the feeder cattle showed varying degrees of warble in- fcstation. ENCiINEKK Walter B. Thomson of has been appointed chief engineer of the Prairie Farm Ke.habilita- tion Administration. He join- The ing of the International 4-H Light Horse Club was held iiM.uicidcs at the Lelbbridgc I Sept. in the Coutts Civic KCM. irch Station, says Dr. M. j Centre with 19 members and I khan, a lexicologist at the parents present. j Four new members were m- I j troduccd and officers were The program is a North elected, including Fred Furlong, American "first." Any county, president, Jamie Thiessen, vice municipality or improvement i president, Carlecn Blanche, distiict may participate, pro- i secretary, Leslie Croteau trea- -I ....surer, and Theresa Pittman, vided that it is accepted by 80 reportel, per cent of the cattle owners Members elected to the advi- 111 an area. sory board were Leon Orr. Earl South 4-H cluh reports Tacks held their organizational COl'TTS re-organizational meet- meeting Sept. 24 at tire home of Mrs. D. Murray. Sixteen members, 3 guests and 3 leaders uerc present. The leaders were Mrs. Patch- ing, Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Mercer. Officers elected were president Brcnda Boulton; vice president Patricia Patching; sec'retary Sharon French; treasurer Susan Harker; club reporter Janet Russell; and district council representative Anna Lee Boulton. Brenda Boulton gave a talk on Club Week at Olds, Cathy Murray spoke on her week at 4-H camp near Pincher Creek following two j men's revenues. j Ollt Achievement j and Janet Russell gave a talk years work on the Alaska As a fly, the pest frightens j will be held in October, j on the 4-H Junior Leadership For their size, warbles can Sibly and Domonic Blanche. bite out of cattle-; Entertainment for the coming rd PFRA in 1311 following two men's revenues. As a fly, the cattle when laying eggs en their year was discussed and record Fall thistle control important Highway. He spent 12 years in Letlibridge. on the planning and construction for the gation Project. lie was ap- pointed construction engineer for the South Saskatchewan River Project in 1958 and held that position until 19B3. He is associated with and is a mem- ber of various engineering boards dealing with water de- velopment on the prairies and the International Joint Com- mission activities. legs and lower part nf the i body. This causes gadding tension of the SI. Mary Irn- whlch I though there is no accurate es- timate of the on-farm dollar loss resulting from animal dis- tress caused by the fly. gadding may reduce summer beef gains by 50 to 75 pounds per head. A survey carried out in 1968 in a number of Alberta pack- ing plants by the Meat Pack- ers Ctuncil of Canada has I shown the extent to which the pest, as grubs, can affect car- cass values. Of the cattle surveyed, 44 per cent were "grubby." Only six per cent had 11 or more grubs per head, but. these accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the estimated lost through carcass trimming i and devaluation losses and through injury to hides. The Alberta program is prov- ing effective. In Wctaskiwin County where the program was The next meeting will be held Seminar at Goldeye Lake, west Oct. 21 in the Civic Center at! of Rocky Mountain House. 7 p.m. The next meeting is Thurs- The CLUB REPORTER Teresa Pittman McNALLV McNally 4-H Tailor's day p.m.. in the home of Sharon French. CLUB Janet Russell Keep official grad Sheep crossbreeding ngs J. A. VESELY, Animal Geneticist Crossbreeding Tile experiment was conduct- ed under range conditions at our livestock substation at well recog-: jjanyberries. The ewes were nized as a method for improv- j oonfjned during the ni inaugurated three years ago The Agricultural Stahta- thc "average grub count ha ton Board of the Canada de- b d to one partmen of agriculture rocom-1 Dr Khan k, mends to ail hog producers Tte b, fi hat they retain their copies of tends to othcr rcgioP the official grading statements. In the event a deficiency 19G8 survcv b-v payment on hogs is made for I Meat Packers Council, this 1971, the individual payments !tlmc m a of Saska'.che- would be based on producers i wan plants, nearly 28 grading statements as proof of i per of lhc catlie s'Jr- ing fat lamb production. In crossbreeding, the key ques- tion is: What is the best breed dam for meat production and five winter months and shortly after lambing were turned onto the range with their lambs. The what is the best breed of sire for mating these ewes? The design of sheep cross- breeding experiments through- on" the heav- out the world has been deter- j ier at weaning than iambs ambs were weaned at months and put on a feedlot test for 70 days. Suffolk purebred lambs were mined primarily by the breeds and size of flocks available. For example, in New Zealant. the basic breed-of-dam has sale and grade. statement contains bold print veyed were grubby. Four been the Romney Marsh or i u-as abollt Ccrnedale, in Australia the njgner the other three pure breeds. They also gained 2 to 3 pounds more than the other breeds in the feedlof; hence their market 10 pounds Merino, in Great Britain the Scottish Blackface and Welsh I Us i i ____j :_ i-r t___i _. The importance of breed-of- It is pointed out that each had 11 or more grubs per dam he head. Mountain, and in IbA and Can- most criticiai feature of this; 1 ada the range, white-faced suggesting that it is retained in case of the Deficiency Pay- And recent surveys in the Maritimes yielded data on war- ment Program coming 'into ef- bles in that region. The sur- fect. j veys were carried out at pack- ing plants in New Brunswick, and Prince Ed- STUDY ACCOUNTING The Olds College is offering a course in farm accounting for Nova Scotia ward Island and at auction sales in Sussex and Florence- ville, N.B. SIS. Application forms arc: Of the cattle inspected studv. The maternal superior- predommantly j jty of the Suffolk ove'r the Romnelet, Columbia and N. C. Cheviot breeds w a s demons- trated by greater weaning j weight (4-8 total feed'- Us design was dictated to a lot bgain ami ewe, whch HambouiUet. At the Lethbridge Research Station a crossbreeding experi- ment was commenced in 1964. available from the Registrar, at abbatoirs in the three pro- Olds College. Olds, Alberta. great extent by the predomi- nant breeds in western Canada. Two range breeds, Columbia and Romnelet, and two mutton market weight (8-10 This characteristic of the Suf- folk is carried on to crossbred dams. Those dams that had DODGE GIVES YOU A LOT TO COUNT ON! SEE AND DRIVE THE ALL NEW 1972 DODGE CARS AND PICKUPS On Display This Weekend On Our Lot At llfh St. and 3rd Ave. S. and On Location at College Mall LOW COST CHRYSLER CREDIT FINANCING TRADES ACCEPTED OPEN EVENINGS TILL 9 P.M. LIFETIME POWER TRAIN "v WARRANTY AVAILABLE ON NEW PASSENGER CARS Dart Demon 340 2-doorcoupo WE CARE! KING CHRYSLER DODGE 3rd AVE. and llth ST. S., IETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-9271 CHRYSLER] SAi three-bred lambs averaging pounds heavier at weaning, pounds greater feedlot gain, and were about 7 pounds heav- ier at market than the three- breed lambs from crossbred dams originating from Romne- let. Columbia, or N.C. Cheviot. The influence of the dam di- minished after weaning and (he sire effect became more evi- dent. Suffolk sires produced animals with fhe highest feed- lot gains. The best specific two- breed combination was found to be Suffolk and Romnelet. These crosses out-performed the Oliv- er crosses at weaning by 2-fi pounds, in feedlot gain by 1-4 pounds .and in market weight by 3-7 pounds. The sheep industry in west- ern Canda is now in a process of transformation. The trend is toward raising more sheep un- der partial or full confinement. Will the supply of the range ewes continue to be available for crossbreeding or will we use breeds' such as Suffolk. Hampshire, Dorset Horn, N'.C. Cheviot, or Border Leister? If conventional extensive lypc of production proves to be eco- nomically desirable. then breeds like Suffolk will remain and increase. If, on the other hand, the industry develops in the direction of more lamb crops per unit of lime, then wo probably will have to depend on breed such as Hamboiiillell, Dorset Horn, Ramanov, or llc- de-Ki-ance, which have a loni; breeding season, or tho Finnish L.Ti.draco, which is highly pro- lific. is forecast for the United King- dom, which also has a larger acreage planted than in 1970. Increased production is also expected in the Scandinavian countries, and Spain, Greece and Austria. While a large crop is expected in the USSR, it is expected to be smaller than that of 1970. The increased production in countries which arc usually wheat importers will probably result in lower import require- ments in 1971-72, Mr. Carmi- i cbael s a i d. Also, the larger supplies of barley and corn which will be available will like- ly lessen the demand for wheat for livestock feed. The world export trade in wheat during 1971-72 will there- fore likely be smaller than in 1970-71, and competition for the available markets will be e tremely keen, he said. Feed grain production is also expected to be considerably larger than in 1970 in most of the main producing countries. However, tins will be balanced somewhat by stocks which were considerably lower at the end of the past crop year than a year earlier. The lower sleek situation in Canada was attributable to rec- ord barley exports and in the U.S. to the reduction in the size of the 1970 corn crop by dis ease. Feed grain supplies in Canada should be substantial higher in 1971-72 than last year. Canadian barley slocks at August 1 were 143 million bu- shels, 57 million bushels less than at the same date in 1970. Production is expected to be a record 643 million bushels, 227 million bushels larger than last year. With this increased production, barley supplies for the 1971-72 crop year will likely be about 78B million bushels, 170 million bushels more than in the year previous. Oat production is forecast at 361 million bushels, about sever, million less than in 1970. The 129 million bushels in stock at August I were more than 12 bushels below the year earlier figure. Research studies carried out at South Dakota Stale Univer- sity have shown a combination of spring and fall tillage opera- tions will reduce Canada and perennial sow thistle infesta- tions by 50 per cent, and sin-ing tillage plus a fall chemical ap- plication will reduce them by as much cs 80 per cent. W. Lobay, head of the weed control branch of the Alberta department of agriculture, stresses that it is very impor- tant to start thistle control op- erations before the plants have time to build up winter food supplies in their root systems.! He recommends cultivating thistle infestations three or four limes at about 21-day intervals until freeze-up. I'so a blade or duckfoot-type cultivator or any other equip- ment which will leave plant residue on the soil sm'faco to prevent wind erosion. Use a shallow setting to make sure each plant root is cut off. An alternative method is to spray the thistles with at the rale of 16 ounces o( active ingredient or and dicamha and mccoprop (Ban- vel 8) at a rate of 10 lo 16 ounces active ingredient, or dicamba (Banvcl liquid herbi- cide) alone. Cultivate or plow the field just before freeze-up. This late tillage operation will increase the effectiveness of the chemi- cal. A third method is lo cultivate the soil after harvesting and to then apply to Ihe thistle rcgrowth. Spraying should be done at least a week before freeze-up. SALES MANAGEMENT Tony Pcrlich has been ap- pointed by the board of di- rectors of the Lethbridge and District Exhibition and the livestock committee, to act as sales manager for Hie Kocky .Mountain Livestock Show and Sale that will be held Dec. 6-11, 1971. Mr. Pcr- lich has had many years ex- perience with sales promo- tion and lias been associated with Prrlich Bros. Auction for many years. Mr. Perlich will be working with the auc- tioneers Ken IIurllHirt and Joe Pcrlich, to make the sale cne of the biggest rvpnts in this area. Mr. Perlich will be seeking assistance from ngro producers and businesses in the area. 1'IXCIIER CHEEK Recently the Timber Trails 4-H club held its Award night. The program opened with the singing of O'Canada accompa- nied by .Mrs. J. Glenn. The 4-H pledge was recited by the members. Nancy Gray- ford gave a summary of her trip to the Congress for Youth Conference at Calgary. Linda Douglas gave a summary of her attendance as a repre- sentative of this club at the Old's Agricultural School and Glen Douglas gave a summary of his experience at Athabasca. Various members were re- cipients of awards presented to j them by the different business- es and private donations. In the Pee Wee sewing sec- tion: Connie Murphy received the award from Lundbreck Trading: Debbie Dclinte from Jackson's of Pincher Creek; Julie Rankin from Boytincks of Pincher Creek; Janet Hewitt from Blackburns of Pincher Creek: and Lee White from Livingstone Ladies Social Club. In Senior sewing: Chris Lank from Crayfords Shell Service and Eaton's of Canada; Linda Douglas from Sewing Basket of Pincher Creek; Donna White from Higa's Pharmacy of Pincher Creek; and Donna Murphy from Canadian Bank of Commerce of Pinrhcr Creek. In the Beef division, Pee Wee section: Lyle Douglas from Cowley Motors; Donnie Mowat from It. 1-laugen of Imperial Esso and Air. and Mrs. H. Hewitt; Richard Hewitt from Wranglers Wearhouse. Pincher Creek and Mr. and Mrs. Tlii- bert and Mr. and Mrs. Bob BaiT. In the senior section? Bruce Mowat from Royal Bank of Pincher Creek and Cowley Seed and Feed Service; Fred Maloff from Johnson Brothers of Cow- ley; Kim Rankin from Leon- ards Esso Service of Cowley; Philip Maloff from Cowley Auto asd Sport Centre; and Glen Douglas from Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barr. CLUB Donna Murphy smiunc CULL FOR IRBHTT'S ;