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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, October 20.1973 Weekly livestock report Perlich There were head ot livestock sold this week at Perlich Bros Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included cattle and 847 hogs. The fall cattle run is on: All good quality cattle met a good demand from local buyers. Plain and medium quality traded lower due to the heavier run and weaner hogs traded to lower. Price quotations as follows: SLAUGHTER CATTLE A1 and A2 steers 45 to 46, A3 and A4 steers 41.90 to 44: A3 and A4 heifers 41 to 43 80. Dl and D2 cows 35 to 3650, D4 cows 30 to 34. Shelly cows 20 to 29. Bologna bulls 37 85 to 41 REPLACEMENT CATTLE Steer calves (250-400 Ibs.) 62 to 7050. steer calves (400-500 Ibs.) 60 to 69, steer calves over 500 Ibs 60 to 68 50 Plain quality steer calves Hog prices EDMONTON (CP) Clos- ing prices Friday provided by the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board with Thurs- day average in brackets Edmonton. 6391. Red Deer: 53.92. Calgary 53.95, Lethbndge nil, Lloydminster 5385. Fort Macleod nil (54 Total hogs sold 3.330, average 53 92. No sows sold all weights 45 to 58, Hols- tein steer calves 45.50 to 50. Feeder steers (under 800 Ibs.) 55 to 58 25; feeder steers (over 800 Ibs. t 48 to 55.25 Holstein and shortkeep steers 46.60 to 48 Heifer calves (250-400 Ibs.) 55 to 66: heifer calves (400-500 Ibs 52 to 61: heifer calves (over 500 Ibs 50 to 58. Plain quality heifer calves 45 to 50. Feeder heifers 48 to 52 70. Young feeder cows 35 to 38, older feeder cows 29 to 34. HOGS, DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs (dressed weight) 5375 to 5405: good weaners 14 to 2050. light weaners 9 to 13. Feeders (under 100 Ibs.) 22 to 3350. feeders (over 100 Ibs 37 75 to 65 Bred sows and gilts 90 to 145 Baby calves 70 to 112 50 Fort Macleod FORT MACLEOD On offer by Fort Macleod Auction Market last week were head Steady market on all classes of fat cattle with good slaughter cows selling higher Increased strength in the fat market reflected on the feeder trade with good yearlings selling to higher than last week. Good stocker calves remained steady. Choice steers 46-46 80, medium steers 45.10-45.75; Holsteins 42 50-44 Choice heifers 44 30-45, good cows 36-38.40, medium cows 33.50-35 75: canners and cutters 30-33. good bulls 38-42 Top quality ranch yearling steers (675 to 750 pounds) 58- 60.15; (775 to 900 pounds) 57 50-59 50: (900 to pounds) 52-55 75 Good yearling heifers (650 to 725 pounds) 52.50-54: good steer calves (250 to 350 pounds) 65-7250: (350 to 450 pounds) 64-68: good heifer calves, all weights. 54-57. Churchill ends grain season t- iA f JT Chicago grain Beef fu lu res WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef futures: Nov 48.40A: Jan 51 15B, Mar 52 30A: May 52 SON Thursday's volume. 12 con- tracts. CHICAGO (AP) Farm commodity futures closed on an irregularly lower tone on the Board of Trade Friday. Losses before the close, however, had been wider. The liquidation in soybeans for the sixth straight session marked a loss totaling a bushel Soybeans and meal also closed on an irregular tone, but wheat was down around 13 cents, corn nearly 6 cents and oats 2 cents. The weather continued to in- fluence many in the trade to sell futures and on the opening prices were from around 2 to 13 cents lower in the major pits There was some recovery later, mainly in the wheat pit but it did not last long. THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 to 500 HOGS SELL Tues., at 1 p.m. ALSO COWS CALVES NEW BREEDS FEEDER CALF SALE Wed., October 24 500 Maine Limousin, etc. Sell at p.m. Plus Regular Calf Sale On Offer Approximately 1000 CalvM YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE and CALVES Thursday -1 p.m. HEAD WESTERN RANCHERS STOCK COW SALE Pregnant Examined Cowi and Heifera In Each Sale FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 SPECIAL LISTING 10 Purebred Polled Bred 2 year old Hereford Heiferi. Choice Anxiety and Trumode Breeding Miki Schiwyder Disparsil of Commirciil Cows Brad Simmintil Consisting of year old Quality Angui Brad A-1 to Simm Bull Thor No. 827 Bred A-1 to Simm Bull Thor No. 927 WESTERN CANADA NEW BREEDS FEMALE SALE Monday, Oct. a.m. Over 200 Females 15 Bred Simmenlal Helfert 6 Bred V> Anjou Heiferi t Llmoualn Heller 5 V: Llmoualn Heller SO Bred Umoueln Helfert 14 Vi Heifer 20 Bred Black 20 Open V> Weleh Black 12 Vi QefbvMh Heifer Calvm SO Purebred Brown Females Brad to and to Chlanina. an outstanding of Big Brown Thus Sale has become recognized as Western Canada s Large Volume Sale of New Breeds Cattle to the Progressive Stockmen PIRLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located In Hub of Southern LIvMtock induttry 3 aail of on Highway 3 and aouth BOX 1057, LETHBRIDQE PHONE DAY OR NfOHT 328-3951 Another factor in the selling was a statement by Agriculture Secretary Butz that U S farmers are ex- pected to use 10 to 12 million acres more to produce next year's grains than they did in this record year. The trade en- visioned greater production next year and probably lower prices, thus the selling While trade was mixed, there were only scattered areas of active dealings. At the close, wheat was down some 13 cents a bushel, December 4.31. corn was around 6 cents lower, December 2 41 Vi, oats were 2 lower, December 1.21 Vi and soybeans were mixed, November 5 50. Grain quotations Friday. Wheat: Dec 4.31: Mar 4.23; May 4.08 Jul 3 74. Sep 3.75. Corn- Dec 2 41 Vz. Mar 2.47; May 2 50Vz, July 2 53'i; Sep 251, Dec 2.33; Mar 2.33 Oats. Dec 1.21''2; Mar 1.24V4, May 127; Jul 123. Robbie knows his vegetables Robbie Nye, 13, know his vegetables. The Nye family has a market garden near Lumsden, Sask., and Robbie has been handling the family's vegetables stand for the last five summers. Dairy farmer warns milk may be scarce VICTORIA (CP) A leading Vancouver Island dairyman said this week the four-cent consumer milk sub- sidy going into effect next week could lead to a milk shortage. G H Aylard, of Saanich, said the four-cent a quart drop WANTED SCRAP IRON Now Paying More For All Types Of Scrap Metal Farm Industrial Anything Made of Ironl COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap is Our Business" REGULAR CATTLE SALE EVERY MONDAY AT 11 A.M. Included in the Regular Sale Monday, Oct. 22nd Complete ot 500 ol ttock and bred from John Totin. Saturday, October a.m. HEAD ________________TOP QUALITY RANCH CALVES HOG SALES every WEDNESDAY We will be assemDImg Market Hogs lor the Marketing Board and sell Weaner and Feeder Hogs at p.m. NO HOGS WILL BE SOLD MONDAYS REGULAR CATTLE SALES WILL CONTINUE EVERY MONDAY Due to the tremendout retponte to our Special through the heavy fall In the pad, we. at Prairie Live- clock Ltd. have the following to help our cuttomeri decide on which day they would chooie to aell their llvMtock. Siturdiy. Nov. 3 ...................Sptclil CHI Sill Silurdiy. Nov. 10 .................Sptclil Call Silo Thursday. Nov. IS .......Slock Cow 4 Brod Hollor Silo Saturday. Nov. 17 .................Spoelil Cill Silo Sitirdiy. Nov. 24 .................Special Ctll Silo Saiirday. Doc. 1 ..................SpMlal Cill Silo Saturday. OK. 8 ..................Spoclol Cill Silo Ttareday. DM. 20 .......Slock Cow 4 Brod HoHor Solo ALL SPICIALSAI.lt WILL COMMBNCI AT A.M. MQULAR tALM IVIMV MONDAY AT 11100 A.M. Don t ho content to accept one oiler at home, consign your live- slock to us. where you are guaranteed to have the Auction Ring lull of Buyers to bid on your product PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Lie. Manager GARYJENSEN in milk prices at the consumer level is bound to increase sales "The thing that concerns many of us is the fact that this increase in sales is coming at a time of reported sharp drops Cattle dumping opposed WEYBURN. Sask. (CP) Livestock producers favor free trade but are opposed to the dumping of U S cattle on the Canadian market, the an- nual meeting of the local branch of the Saskatchewan Stockgrowers Association was told Thursday night. Chuck Davis, manager of the Prairie Feeders lot at Pilot Butte, said 86 per cent of the cattle slaughtered last week in Eastern Canada were from the United States. He charged that governments have been mess- ing around in the cattle business and using it as a political football Now livestock producers don't know where they are at and it is almost impossible to buy feed grains, he said. Boyd Anderson of Fir Moun- tain, a director of the Cana- dian Cattlemen's Association, said US. cattle were slaughtered in Eastern Panada last week and another 15.000 will probably be slaughtered this week. Egg prices EDMONTON (CP) Week- ly egg and poultry report issued by the federal agriculture department: EGGS To producers: A large 69, A medium 66; A small 50; B 51, C 10; Cracks 28 To retailers: A large 81. A medium 80; A small 62-66. To consumers (in A large 87-90, A medium 85- 87; A small 67-70. POULTRY To producers: 1 chicken broilers. 36, 6 and over, 5 and under 6, 34; fowl under 4, 10-12: turkey under 12, 46; 12 to 18, 47V2; over 18, 45 Live No 2. chicken 6 and over, 5 and under 6, 31; turkey under 12, 43; 12 to 18 44Vz- over 18, 43. Livestock to market HELENA, Mont. (AP) By all indications, many of Montana's cattle will not be home on the range much longer. The state livestock department estimates one million will be en route to feed lots in the waning days of 1973 The heavy movement of beef is attributed to marketing uncertainty earlier this year and severe con- ditions in the western part of the state. in milk production, particular- ly in the Fraser Mr. Aylard said "A lot of dairy farmers are out. or getting out of the business because they are los- ing money Grain and hay costs have shot up dramatical- ly during the past said Mr Aylard, who operates a herd of 50 milk cows He said the interim answer to the dairy industry's cost problems is payment of a sub- sidy by the provincial govern- ment at the producer level. "My own feed costs have gone up a month since a year ago What is needed to see us over this critical period is a subsidy at the producer level. ENCOURAGEMENT "A subsidy of to a hundredweight wbuld, I believe, see us over the fix we're in at the present time He said a subsidy would en- courage frustrated dairy farmers to keep operating un- til feed prices have stabilized and maintain production. "Otherwise, I'm afraid lowering the price to con- sumers will see a real shor- tage of milk supplies." said Mr Aylard He admitted such a producer subsidy would pose a problem in relation to the con- sumer subsidy, which is being paid by the federal government Unless the proposed producer subsidy is borne completely by the provincial government it could wipe out the four-cent a quart drop to the consumer, Mr. Aylard said Dividends Dividends are quarterly un- less otherwise noted Dale Ross Holdings Co. Ltd., six cents; six per cent pfd.. Series A, 15 cents, both payable Dec 15. record Nov 26 Hemisphere Funds Inc., in- come shares, 20 cents. U.S. funds, an increase of 10 cents, Nov. 12. record Oct 29 Island Telephone Co. Ltd., cents, an increase of 1 'A cents, Dec. 17, record Nov. 30 Kelly Douglas and Co. Ltd., class A, 6Vi cents, Nov 30, record Nov 9. CHURCHILL, Man. (CP) The last grain ship of the 1973 season at this northern Manitoba port is set to depart Saturday with bushels of prairie barley. The barley, aboard the Rus- sian ship Kalpifjk, will leave grain exports from the port this season at about 19 million bushels, down 6.1 million from last year's level. The record shipment out of Churchill is 25.4 million bushels in 1971. The 1.500-ton U.S. bank rates dip NEW YORK (AP) The second and fifth largest banks in the United States announc- ed today that they were lower- ing their prime lending rate to per cent from the present record high 10 per cent The decrease in the prime, the rate banks charge their most credit worthy corporate customers, is the first by ma- jor U S banks in nearly two years. First National City Bank and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., both of New York, said .they were taking the action in line with recent drops in rates for short term loans, on which they rely for income. Russian vessel will be the 33rd out of port this season. Of those. 24 carried grain for the U.S.S.R. F T. Rowan, special sales representative for the Cana- dian Wheat Board, said, "our Churchill clearances this season are not as high as we had hoped "But considering the late opening and the extensive delays resulting from rail stoppages this summer, the actual quantities of grain moved through Churchill this year is still very impressive." Mr. Rowan, in a statement issued in Winnipeg, noted the first vessel did not arrive until Aug. 5. the latest opening of the Hudson Bay port since 1949, and the rail work stop- pages meant loss of 10 work- ing days. SHORT SEASON "This meant that the actual working season as much shorter than normal. The men working the grain in Churchill deserve a lot of credit for getting as much grain through the port as they did They worked long hours, irregular shifts and weekends to get the job done This was the third season that barley was shifted through Churchill. Barley ac- counted for 8 5 million bushels of the total grain clearances in 1973. Upcoming Sales at Community Auction MONDAY, October p.m. Angus and Angus Cross Celt Sale Pincher Station Sales Yard 1000 HEAD 1000 including listings from Gerald Snaith, Wilbur Lang. Gold Bros and Leroy Lang from Pincher Creek. Pat Dwyer, Cowley and Dave Briosi, Twin Butte TUESDAY, October 23 p.m. Cnarolais Cross Plus all other exotic Cross 800 to 1000 HEAD Cranbrook Sales Yard, Cranbrook, B.C. WEDNESDAY, October 24 p.m. Regular Mixed Cattle Sale Pincher Creek Sales Yard THURSDAY, October 25 p.m. Hereford Calf Sale Pincher Station Sales Yard 1200 HEAD 1200 Including listings from Hugh Bonertz, Pincher Creek, Alfred Likuski, Archie Schueb, Bener Farms. Lundbreck and Brockwell Bros Cowley WEDNESDAY, October 31 p.m. CRANBROOK Mixed Cattle Sale November 2 p.m. Special Selected Female Stock Cow and Bred Heifer Sale Sponsored by Pmcher Creek Cattle Breeder Association Monday. October 22nd p.m. Pincher Stilion Angus and Angus Cross Calf Sale BOOtolOOOCalvee Tuesday, October 23rd p.m. Cnnbrook Charolais Cross plus all other Exotic Cross aoo Head Wednesday. October 24th Irom Pincher Station. Rsguisr Mixed Csttie Sale Thursday. October 25th p.m. Pincher Station Hereford Calf Sale 12OO Head Friday. October 26th p.m. Pincher Station Calf Sale Ed Gross Sec. Treature Ret. 627-2285 Doug Buchanan Pretident Ret. 627-2379 Gerald Thompson Auctioneer A Fieldmen Ret. 627-4278 Bill Bradford Cranbrook Ret. 422-3390 Community Auction Sales Assn. Ltd. Pincher Creek Your Pioneer Alberta Livestock Auction Market" Office 627-3466 Yard 627-3660 PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET Ideally located In the centre ol large cattle feeding end hog raiting country SPECIAL RANCH CALVES IIAUaU 1K> Feeder and Fat Cattle Wed., Oct. 24th 500-HEAD-500 Mixed Cattle CALF SALES At p.m. Tun.. Oct. 23rd Tuts.. Oct. 30lh Tuts.. Nov. 6lh THIS.. Nov. 13th THIS.. Nov. 20th HOG AND DAIRY CATTLE SALE Saturday at 1 p.m. MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY TUESDAY OCT. 23rd 800 HEAD Highlighted by 200 calves from Sorgard Ranches Lid Iron Springs 40 calves from Joe Mehalho 60 calves from Anderson Bros TUES., OCT. 30th Highlighted by 300 calves Irom Weist Bros En- chant 100 calves Irom Cam- eron Farms, Turin JIM or JOE JURIS For Information and Contact Picture Bulte Auction Market Picture Butte, Alberta ________________Auction market located It mllet north ot Lethbrldge on Highway 25 ;