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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATIMDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1010 THE LRTHBRTDOE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE OPTIONS provide the cheap- est means of carrying your grain over winter. PREMIUMS now offering for special shipment on barley TELEPHONE us for billing instructional IN direct touch' with European buyers through OUR. own export depart- ment. NONE bettor equipped to qlve you service, SECURE our bid before selling. James Richardson and Sons, Limited 201 Sherlock Bldg. Phone 777 Established W. J. Lloyd, Man. Res Phone 365 M.M. Clark, Acct. Res Ph'n 1072 GRAIN! Unequalled facilities for secur- ing reliable information regard- ing Grain. Frequent quotations. All markets. Yru are invited to mako tree of this service. Ask for bids on your carlols of grain. Private wires to New York, Chi- ca'go, Minneapolis, Winnipeg Baird Botlerell, Union Bank Building, ARCHIE. E. F.EESOR, Mgr. Phone 1599. Res. Phone 1862. GRAIN SERVICE TIT us when plac- ing your trade in fu- tures. You will like Deputy-Minister Agriculture Explodes Idea that S. Alberta is Exclusive Wheat Country The grain yield In the southern part ors are fully aciml of, advantages of the province this year according to threshing returns, is likely lo prove the- best that we have hail in any year except It might be expected that the returns for these two years would result in the south country givius it- self over more than over to exclusive grain growing. The securing of high products from operations is ii legiti- mate- reason for continuing in a bus- iness of a particular kind. In spite of this, it appears from the annual report of the Department of Agriculture lust issued that the south in common1 with other parts of Alberta is making pro- gress in lines of work that mean a per- manent basis of mixed farming for the whole of the province. Deputy Minis- ter Craig iu liis resume'of agricultural conditions during 1915 deals rather exhaustively with the total of inter- ests represented in farm effort during I the year. In speaking of the heavy crop of 1915 and of the returns secur- ed for it, he has the idea that, the farmers have made good use of their extra money in putting their farm en- terprises in good condition by going into live stock. We quote from his report: "Farmers have been able to meet past or current obligations or to in- crease the stability and earning power nvo.ock.nt .nd been held back in the past- chiefly by lack of capital. It thus appears that a conjunction of influences has made it possible to register a distinct advance in agricultural interests during the year. The efforts of both Federal and Provincial Departments of Agriculture have had some effect iu stimulating the larger production of lood stuffs to which the war pointed, the season proved favorable and the farmers ap- pear to be taking a wise advantage of conditions to improve their live stock and general surface equipment. The greatest immediate benefit has come from the large crops and prices and from the sale of meat stock for current consumption, but it is to be expected that advantage will subse- quently arise from Hie owning of larg- er live stock holdings for European principally for breeding pur- poses, after the termination of the war." In the matter of diversified cropping likewise, the report of the Deputy is highly favorable, it is sometimes said that the best farmer is the fodder farmer, but the best farmer is really the grain, fodder and root, farmer who is supporting live itock of all kinds on the products of our service. United Grain Producers, Ltd EMPRESS BUILDING GROUND FLOOR STRONG DOWLER GRAIN and Commission Merchants Our entire organization is at your service and with our oxper- ienco we can safely guarantee lo get you the best prices for your grain at any time and for !iny grade or kind of grain. Phono M 1922 Calgary Office 13S6 Lethbridge Res. 1B11 Lethbridge For Quota- tions. See Our Agents who are In your dtotribt. N J. A. GUMMING Lethbridge Manager being raised in the south country. We cannot do hotter than quote the part ot the report that relates to this topic: "The general outlook for the produc- tion of crops of. fodder on lands in the Province is good. In the central part of the Province there is a pro- gressive substitution oE tame grass on cultivated lands for native hay and pasture. Timothy is being produced in increasing quantities and is an im- portant commercial product. Variety in tame grass production is shown in the more frequent seeding to Ken- tucky Blue, Brome and Rye Grass. Al- falfa is likely to become a general crop, subject to limitations in particu- lar localities chiefly from acid con- ditions in close bottomed soil. Rather wide differences in the adap- labilities of different classes of crops are evident with respect to fodders. In the southern part ot the Province the standard tame meadow grasses are not easily established or kept on from year to year on a productive basis.'Generally speaking the fodder niunt. he supported on a system of cul- tivation similar to that employed for Kralu 'production and this bulk of the fodder must be grain fodder particu- larly for pasture. A new program, of fodcier production is already being followed. The beginning point the grov.'ing of fall rye for late fall and earlv spring followed by groe'll oats and fall wheat or other grain mixtures for summer pasture with rape, for summer and fall graz- ing, particularly for hogs and sheep. Alfalfa or alfalfa mixed with other grasses and green feed are the prin- cipal stored fodders. Whore peas suc- ceed they make a good addition to oat fodder for either soiling or curing. Corn. Corn has already demonstrated Us adaptability to varied conditions and promises to bulk large in both sum- mer .and winter supply. Trials at the Demonstration Farms as well as in- dividual experience indicate that corn is going to succeed well in :ua.ny parts of the Province, subject to the chuice of suitable varieties and right prepar ation and cultivation of the soil. Ensilage The establishment of corn grow- ing has given a new impulse to the production and use of ensilage. This food now constitutes an important part of the succulent ration for the dairy herds on the Demonstration Farms at Vermilion, Olds. Claresholm, Sedgewick and Medicine Hat. Corn has been used at all these places, but green oats, geen peas and oats, and alfalfa have done equally well. The great weight of green oat crop per acre that can be produced, in the cen- tral part of the Province particularly, will make the provision of ensilage imple and economical, especially where corn production may prove backward. The use of the first cutting of alfalfa in this way will meet the trouble arising from rainy hay .weather. The importance of the establish- ment of a suitable program of fodder production in the right relation to conditions in the different parts of the Province cannot be over estim- ated. In the southern part of the Prov- ince .particularly it will mean the es- tablishment of a superstructure of ,stock raising on grain and fodder production that will give increased profit, will insure the conservation ot! fertility and will give general secur- ity to farm enterprises, such as they have not had heretofore." THE OF CANADA HEAD OCFICE TORONTO DEPOSITS RECEIVED SUBJECT TO CHEQUE. Savings Bank Deposits bear interest at highest current rates. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH C. f. BLETCHER. M.MBOI-. COALHURST BRANCH 258.13th Street N. J. C. D. 3FAFFORD. Ael'c Mannger. OF CANADA Co-operative TALLEST RECRUIT IN BRITISH .ARMY A puzzle for the military. Frederick vempster, aged 31 years. Sft. 2 in. igh and still growing, 37S pounds in velght. size of hoots He can span octaves on a piano and. light a igarette at a lamp post. The military uthortties are wondering what to do vltli him. OFFICE PHONE 1313. MANAGER'S PHONE 1484. SMITH, MURPHY CO. GRAIN HEAD OFFICE, WINNIPEG. Write or phone at our expenie If you have grain to handle. We can assure you the best price the market will stand and give you courteous service and prompt returns. i LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. SHERLOCK BUILDING. N. T. MACLEOD, MANAGER. FARMS FOR SALE a North East Sec. 16-7-26, West 4th: 6 miles from Peigan Sid- ing, 12 miles from Macleod, fenced. Good water and North 14 Sec.. 21-8-25, West 4th: 6 miles from MacleoaV200 Part'N. W.