Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
iHe LeiHBRIuue tuesday, September 3, Small slaughter house transforms beef KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Someone has to tran- sform beef on the hoof to beef on the table and that's how Jim Van Houten makes his living. Working out of a small slaughter house near Yarker. about 15 miles northeast of Kingston, Mr. Van Houten and his wife run a modest family business. People bring live cows to be slaughtered and return about two weeks later to pick up the meat ready for the oven. The killing is done humanely with a bullet in the head. Mr. Van Houten spends 30 or 40 minutes skinning and cleaning the animal. By the time he has finished he has two large sides of beef ready to be cut into table-size portions. He uses a sharp knife and "35 years of experience does help." BATTERY RENTAL? You can now rent your bat- tery needs for any seasonal equip, for any 4 month sea- son. EXAMPLE New 12volt New 6volt LETHBRIDGE BATTERY CO. 217-12 St. -B' S.. Uthbridge Phone 327-5587 During this time, Mrs. Van Houten is busy hosing down the floor, removing entrails and helping with whatever needs doing. Every part of the animal is used; the blood is saved and sent to Toronto for use as fertilizer, the entrails are also sent to Toronto. Before they go, however, Art Ryckman, the health inspector must examine the entrails for disease. He must witness the killing and works with the pro- vincial ministry of agriculture and food. In the rare event that his findings are questionable, all production stops and Dr Wayne Robertson, a veterinarian from Napanee is summoned. If his findings indicate the animal is con- taminated, it is cut into pieces and stored in oil so it cannot be eaten by mis- take. It is then shipped to Toronto. Come Buy While They Last! 9000 TRACTORS (new) 140 h.p. 4500 T.L.B. (new) 15Vz 612 FORAGE HARVESTERS 60 h.p. USED EQUIPMENT 1-MF 95 TRACTOR 200 880 ......'5500 "A" S.P. MIX MILL '80' PTO VERSATILE20'PTO SWATHER FALL TRENCHER ANDBACKHOE JD 215 A S.P. SWATHER12' 19" SPECIAL 21-s.P. 91995 SPECIAL NEW FORD LAWNMOWERS 139M 21" S.P. ELECTRIC START SPECIAL....... FOR THOSE WITH A FIREPLACE NEW FORD LIGHT WEIGHT CHAIN SAWS 16450 SOUTHLAND FORD Equipment EQUIPMENT SALES LTD. 311 33rd STREET NORTH LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA TELEPHONE 328-1796 We Stock Exchange Car and Truck Motors We can CUSTOM REBUILD Your Own Motor CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING CYLINDER REBORING CYLINDER HEAD RECONDITIONING For complete details contact: BAALIM WHOLESALE LTD. 205-10th Street South Phone 327.8587 or the GARAGE or SERVICE STATION NEAREST YOU! 10th ANNUAL ROTARY INDOOR HORSE SHOW Sept 5-6-7 Thurs., Fit, Sat. LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION 2 Shows Daily 1 p.m. p.m. Judging at a.m. each morning TICKETS RtstrviSwts........2.75 Rishsms..........1.75 SPECIAL FAMILY RATES Rush Silts prfinily JUDGE MR. ROY REGISTER RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA. The Lethbridge Community College Equestrian Team will be the intermis- sion feature attraction with their square dancing on horseback. MISS CANADA Miss Blair Lancaster will be opening tha show on Friday and Saturday.