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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 TH( LETHORIDG! HERALD Saturday, September 4, 1971------------------------------------------------------------------- Industrial oivnership of farms limitation urged by agro union REG IMA (CP) The Na- tional Farmers Union has urged tlie Saskatchewan gov- ernment lo pass legislation 1 i m i t ing corporate industrial ownerslu'p of farm lands. In a brief presented to the cabinet, Region 6 of the NFU also urged the government lo survey the extent of corporate and foreign ownership and the growth of contract farming. It was the NFLJ's first formal meeting wilh the new NDP government. The Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture met with the cabinet Wednesday and presenlcd a brief. The brief said Ihe NFU had on numerous, occasions urged to no avail lint ihc Saskatch- ewan government be alerted to the problem of contract farm- ing and corporate purchase of farm lands. As an example of contract farming, the organization said devcloppient by a large inter- national corporation of a clean- ing plan in Saskatchewan ca- pable of cleaning rapeseed to export standards, "opens the door for conlracling with pro- ducers on a basis where the terms and condilions are con- tro'led by the corporations "One can visualize that the market opportunities for non- contract signers will eventual- ly disappear for that product." Throughout the Prairies lliere has been a sudrlcn trend to- ward rapeseed contacting as an outgrowth of development of crucic acid varieties which were developed by gov- ernment inslHi'lions hul allow- ed (.o be commercially exploit- ed and controlled by private corporations. The NFU said the trend to- ward corporate l-ake- ovcr of food production is aid-1 ed and abetted by current fed- eral policy regarding agricul- tural adjustment' The brief urges rejection of legislation (hat would facilitale I the formation of a proposed new organization combining the "commercially-dominated" Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture and the ewan Association of Rural Mu- nicipalities. "We believe the commercial farm organizations should con- fine their activities lo perform- ing the function they were cre- ated for providing goods and services to their members at leasl cost. We also believe that local governments should their activities to pro- viding good local government." The government was asked to provide legislation allowing rural municipalities to colled NFU dues. There was legisla- tion allowing this procedure for t h e Saskatchewan Farmers Union but the previous govern- ment rejected a request that it be amended to cover the NFU when the SFU merged with the national organization. The brief asked for repeal of legislation passed in 1970 allow- ing for a 10-cent per head check-off on all cattle market- ed in the province, and repeal of similar legislation covering hog check-offs. The farm organization said the research and promotion ofj beef and pork products, for j wlu'ch the check-off funds are j to be used, is of greater value to processors and retail chains than it is to producers. The union said it would co operate with the government in any attempt lo phase out the current system of financing education through property taxation. Spiralling taxes as- sessed against farm lands are factors conlribuling substantial- ly to the cosl-price squeeze. The brief requested imme- diate removal of the two-cent a ga'lon tax against farm fuels "as a further tangible move that your government can make lo ease Ihe cosls of farm produclion." A commitment by the gov- ernment to resume a system of machinery testing was wel- comed by the union but it rec- ommended such testing by on a regional rather than provin- cial basis. Oilmen, 'weekly livestock report OTTAWA (CP) Cattle de- liveries at thu 10 public stock- yards from Monday to Thurs- day this week totalled about head, down about from the previous week and the corresponding week a year ago. Exports of beef cattle lo the U.S. last week were slightly lower at 232 head. In spite of lighter offerings of cattle at public stockyards, trading was somewhat uneven bolh in price and demand. Prices on all grades of steers varied from 50 cents higher to 50 cenls lower for Ihe week and heifers met an improved de- mand at prices from generally steady to an odd dollar high- er. Cows and bulls were in good demand and mainly steady to 51 higher. Feeder cattle met an uneven demand at steady to stronger prices. The calf mar- Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) Live beef fulurcs Friday: Sop Nov Jan Mar Open High Close 32.75B 32.00B 3I.10B 30.25 THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET BUY TOP QUALITY HOGS from leading hog TUES., at 1 p.m. WEANERS FEEDERS SOWS BOARS DAIRY COWS BABY CALVES SHEEP Market Hogs assembled 5 days a week Monday thru Friday BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE iF. Thursday 1 p.m. SPECIAL 120 HEAD FANCY CAIVES 200 TO 350 IBS. SPECIAL FAT LAMB SALE Tuesday, Sept. 14th at 1 p.m. INCLUDED WITH THE REGULAR HOG AND DAIRY SALE UST YOUR FAT LAMBS EARLY AND SELL THEM AT AUCTION ANNUAL FALL REGISTERED and GRADE HORSE SALE OCT. 1st and 2nd LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION EXPECTING 400 HORSES LIST YOUR ENTRIES NOW Registered horses lisling close Saturday, Sept. 18, 197] LISTINGS INVITED FOR INTERNATIONALLY ADVERTISED WESTERN CANADA'S EXOTIC BREEDS BRED FEMALE AND HALF BLOOD SALE Monday, Nov. 15th PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located In The Hub Of Southern Alborln's Livestock Indutlry 3 Miles East Of lolhhridgo On Highway 3 And Mile South BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 32B-39S1 Lethbridge Livestock (Supplied by Canada Department of Agriculture) Sales Monday to Friday 190 cattle; 16 calves; hogs; 104 lambs. Butcher cattle prices arc sleady to 1.00 or more higher in spots. Replacement caLLlc strong to 50 higher. Catlle mar- ket active. Good and choice bi'lcher steers meeting reasonably good demand, prices no bettor than steady. Good and choice butch- er lieifers meeting an im- proved demand, prices 25 or more higher. All classes of meeting keen demand, prices 1.00 or more higher, mill odd heiTery kinds up lo 24.00. Bulls steady- Medium and good slocker and feeder cattle meeting good local demand, prices steady to 50 higher, kind and quality considered. SL.-MJOHTErtS Choice steers 30.25 to OT.70; pood 29.50 lo 30.00; medium ia.oo lo 29.00. Choice heifers 27.00 to 27.70; good 26.50 to 27.00. Good cons 22.75 lo 23.70; me- dium 20.00 lo 22.50; canners and cullers 1700 lo 20.00. Good bulls 23.00 lo 2.3.50. REPLACEMENTS Good heavy feeder sleers 30.00 lo 32.50; medium 26.00 to 30.00. Good feeder heifers 26.00 to 23.00. Good slock steer cahes W.00 lo -I4.0C. HOGS. LA.MIfS Butcher hogs sold Ibis week FOB IxMllbriclge 21.95 to 22.70 hase price. Meaner ajid feeder bogs sold steady to 2.00 per head higher. Weaners 3.50 to 11.25. Light feeders under 100 Ibs 10.25 lo 13.00. Heavy feed ers over 100 Ibs. 16.00 lo 2-1 00 all prices per head. Light feed crs under 101) Ibs. sold from 16.00 to 20.00 per hundred- weight. Heavy feeders over 100 Ibs. 11.00 lo 1600 per hundred- weight. Bred sows and gilts to ?5l.oo per head. Good lambs 20.00 to 22.00, with Ihe bulk of Ihc good lambs selling 21.CO down. ket was generally steady to sharply higher. Hog prices closed and good lambs varied from slighlly higher to as much as lowev. Choice steel's: Montreal 33 lo 33.50; Toronto 33.50 to 34.50; Winnipeg 32.50 lo 33.50; Saska- toon 3050 to 31.80; Edmonton 30.25 to 31; Calgary 30.25 to 31.40. Good heifers: Montreal 25.25 to 26.50; Toronto 28.50 to 29.50; Winnipeg 27 lo 28.50; Saskatoon 26.50 to 27.50; Edmonton 26 lo 27; Calgary 26.25 lo 27.50. Good cows: Montreal 22.75 lo 24; Toronto 22 to 23; Winnipeg 23 to 24; Saskatoon 20.50 lo 21.90; Edmonton 20.50 Lo 21.50; Calgary 21.50 to 23.50. Good feeder sleers: Toronto 32 to 36; Winnipeg 31 to 35; Saskatoon 30.50 to 34.75; Ed- monton 30 to 36; Calgary 30.50 to 34.40. Good and choice veal calves: Monlreal 42.50 to 47.50; Toronto 33 lo 41; Winnipeg 40 to 50; Saskatoon 37; Edmonton 35 lo 3fl Good lambs: Montreal 33; Toronto 25 to 27; Winnipeg 20 lo 22; Saskatoon 19; Calgary 20 to 21. Basic hogs: Toronto 25.15 to 26.70; Winnipeg 24.15 lo 26.35; Saskatoon 22.80 to 24.75; Ed- i monlon 21.80 lo 22.75; Calgary 21.90 lo 22.45. Taber Livestock Trade was slower on all classes. No butclwr steers or heifers were offered. Cows were off 50 cents. Bulls were steady with last week's quota- lions- Heavy feeder steers were down 50 cents. Feeder heifers were about steady. Light calves met good de- mand and prices were 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Hogs held steady. Fair lo medium cows, 21 to 21.90; bulls, 24 lo 24.40; good yearling feeder steers 31.50 lo 32.70; fair to medium feeder steers 29 to 31.23; good yearling feeder heifers 30 to 30.90; fair lo medium feeder heifers 28 to 29.75; good steer calves 45 to 52; fair to medium i steer calves 40 to 44.50. Good heifer calves sold 37.50 to .19.50. Fair to medium heifer calves sold 33.50 to 37-00. Weaner hogs sold 7.00 to 10.00. The next sale mil be held Monday Sepl. 13 at 1 p.m For listings please phone 223- -TOi. I1C weekly plans delayed WINNIPEG (CP) The pos- sibility of publishing a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper for western Canada will remain un- certain unlil next year. A 20-page pilot edition of the newspaper was published in February by the archdioceses of Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver and the diocese of Ciilgary, and was "highly ae- eepled." However, Hugh Delaney, Win- nipeg represenlalive of a west- ern Canada committee organ- izing the paper, said Vancouver could noi contribute its lull share of the cost. The newspaper was to begm regular publication this month, but the committee decided to set back the date to allow time lo study Ihe feasibility of the project in view of the Vancou- ver decision. Perlich Livestock There were head of live- stock sold this week at Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 646 cattle, 523 hogs and 187 lambs. Butcher cattle prices general- ly steady to one dollar higher on cows. Feeder cattle met a good demand from local feed- ers and order buyers. A string of 204 one owner hereford ranch yearlings weighing an average of 583 Ibs sold for an average price of 37.53 per hun- dredweight. No choice kinds on offer. Good steers 30 to 30.75; good heifers 26.50 to 27; good butch- er cows 22.50 to 23.50; medium cows 20 to 2250; bologna bulls 21 to 23.70; light butcher weight bulk 27 to 29.30. Light steer and heifer calves sold by the head 85 to 125 each. Good qua'ity ranch steer calves 40 lo 43.25; yearling steers 550 lo 750 Ibs., 35 lo 38.60 wilh sales higher on choice lightweights; medium quality feeders and short keep steers 31 lo 33.30 Wheat board bypassed by western Conservatives SASKATOON (CP) West- ern Progressive Conservatives Friday called on their party to push for sales commissions lo any organizations able to sell Canadian grain. Delegates at the agricultural workshop of a western Conser- vative policy conference unan- imously agreed the Canadian Wheat Board should not be the only grain-selling agency. Private enterprise groups should be tree to find new in- ternational markets, they said. Jack Murta, MP for Lisgar, said the federal government has not been aggressive enough in searching for new markets. Ralph Purdy of Regina said if private groups could obtain a sales commission of one or two cents a bushel, "there wouldn't be a single bushel of grain now in storage." The wheat board receives a commission of l-20th of a cent a bushel. Delegates agreed the wheat board must remain, but should be used only for setting quotas and arranging for trans- portation. Richard Southam, MP for Moose Mountain, said private enlerprise salesmen should be slationed in every country where there are potential buyers of Canadian wheat. Workshop delegates will draw up a resolution to be presented to a national meeting in Oc- tober. In the finance workshop, Bruce Whilestone of Montreal rejected the concept of wage controls to combat inflation, saying they distort the market and build up eventual demands for wage increases. At a ence, Jack morning news confer- conference chairman Homer holstein feeder steers 700 to 950 said western farmers need free Ibs 29 to 30.05; holstein steers access to eastern markets for under 600 Ibs., 33 to 34.30; heif- Ihcir feed grains, particularly calves 32 to feeder since they would face stiff com- hcifers 29 to 29. BO; short keep heifers 27 to 28. All tire lambs were sold on morning delivery no shrink ba- sis at 21 to 21.75. Market hogs sold 21.95 to 22 (his week. All classes of feeder hogs week- sold higher again this Weaners were steady. Good quality 6.50 to 10.25; light weancrs 5.00 to G.OO; light feeders under 100 Ibs., 12.50 to 18.75. There were no heavy feeder hogs on offer. Bred sows and gilts 35 to 49. Baby calves 55 lo 70. petition this year from Ameri- can corn. It was a sin, he said, that last year barley sold for 20-cents- a-bushcl less to Japan than to Ontario and Quebec. The 800 million bushels of barley ex- pected this year would be "coming out of our ears" un- less the rigid marketing sys- tem was altered to permit freer access to eastern markets. Mr. Homer said the policy conference was called to dis- cuss, from a regional viewpoint, policy papers issued in Olta- Polato futures i WINNIPEG (CP) Maritime i potato futures Friday: Open High Low Close I Nov Mar Apr Maj 2.25N 2.G5N 2.70N 3.05A PAVED IN GOLD Highway U.S. 550 near Ouray, Colo., is known as the Million Dollar Highway because it once was surfaced wilh gold-bcarinc gravels by mistake. NEXT WEEK AT FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET TUES., SEPT. 7th at a.m. 600-HEAD-600 ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE THURS., SEPT. 9th at p.m. 800-HEAD-800 HIGHLIGHTED BY 75 2 year old Steers from F. Wilson, Nanton 100 2 year old Steors from Wosley Ranches, Granum 54 Steeri from L. Bush, Clnresholm 40 Steeri from Jim Gray, Clareiholm 80 Meeri from W. Vadnais, Clareiholm 42 Steers and 14 Heifert (Yearlingi) from Bob Jackman, Fort Macleod 80 Yearlings 40 Sleers and 40 Hcifen from Cyril Bonertz, Twin Butlo 45 Yearling Steeri from Ray Mnrr, Twin Bulta 60 Yearling Steeri from CSM Ranch, Salmo, B.C. 35 Yearling Slcors from D. Park, Pincher Creek For Information and Listings Contact FORT MACLEOD I TJlIRT niimiW AUCTIONMARKETrJ Community Auction Sales Assn. Ltd. FIRST FALL CATTLE SALE WED., SEPT. 8th A.M. Included will be the regular run of fal and feeder catlle wilh ipecial consignment of feeder catlle from Keilh Wnl- per, Twin head; Dziethic Bros.f head; Angus Miller, Twin head; John and Gordon Les- kosky, 60 head; Tom Heap, Lundbreck-40 head; Sieve Sapeta, head. MIXED SALE AT PAKOWKI FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th PLEASE NOTE: The Park Bent) Feeder Sale scheduled lor Sept. 23rd has been moved lo Pinchor Station, Fri., Sept. 24lh. Already 600 head of ranch feeder! ara listed from 5 owners. For Information and Listings Contact Community Auction Sales Assn. Ltd. ED GROSS Res. 627-2285 Office 6J7-3464 DON FITZPATRICK Res. 627-4083 Yard 627-3660 PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA REGULAR CATTLE SALE NO SALE MONDAY, SEPT. 6th LABOR DAY NEXT SALE Mon., Sepf 13 SPECIAL YEARLING SALE MONDAY, SEPT. 20th at p.i PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Lie. 293 Snks Manager GARY JENSEN wa in preparation for the na- tional annual meeting next month. "We want to push our ideas on the national party at the October he said. But he declined lo name any specific parts of the policy papers he would like changed. The conference would decide upon specific policies based on particular regional needs, but under the general "umbrella" of national party policy. Conservative leader Robert Stanfield said it is normal for vigorous differences of opinion to exist in a vigorous party. He also called upon the fed- eral government "to maintain a reasonable level for our dol- lu'gh enough lo damage Cana- dian imports. "It's obvious in the case of manufacluring, it's obvious the increased difficulties that arosa from Lite floating of the dollar and the upward movement. "Clearly it's important for our manufacturing Industries, but it's just as important for our farmers who are engaged in the export industry. You don't have to be very smart to imagine the increased difficul- ties thai would be created for western farmers, for example, if our dollar should go up in relation to the U.S. dollar." Many of our worst weedi not permitting it to rise ers. were imported as garden flow- PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AUCTION! Scheduled for Southern Alberta October 8th, 1971 If you are planning to sell please contact: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Ltd 4320 Dalhousie Drive CALGARY 49 Phone 288-8791 AUCTIONEERS Offer by Public Auction at Unreserved Still CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT NAME OF OWNER- Athabasca Oilfield Construclion "ltd., Brock Construction Ltd., and Others. Frida DATE: September 10, 1971 at a.m. PIACE: EDMONTON, ALBERTA 17th Street East, between Hwy. 16 and 16A East. CRUSHERS: Telesmilh 485 Cone Crusher sn. 4792 5' x 16' double deck screen and GM 6M671 power unil; Pioneer 121, 20" x 36" jaw crusher Cal D342 Power Unil sn. 31BB42] CONVEYORS: Coleman 120' x 30" radial slacker; Coleman 100' x 30" slacker; (12) Conveyors 28' to MOTOR SCRAPERS: 1968 Cat 631B sn. 13G3749; (2) 1964 Cot sns. 64F336 and 64F33S; (2) Cat 619B's mi. 90E1S9 ond 90E679- CRAWLER TRACTORS: (3) 1969 Cat D8H's ins. 46A21233; 46A20351, and 46A19876; (4) 1966 Cal DBH's sns. 46A13116; 46A12937, 46A13417, 46A13410; (3) Cat DBH's sns 36A1152, 36A1768, 196B Cal D7E sn. 1967 Cat D7E sn. 48A8684, 1966 Cal D7E sn. 48A6843; (2) 1965 Cat D7E's sns. 48A5327 and 47A3612; Cal D7 sn 17A5650; all have hydraulic angle dozers; (21 1968 Cal D6C's sns. 10K910 and 10K1211; 1965 Cat D6C sn. 76A2287; 1966 Cal DC6's sns. 74A2913 7 74A2807 (wide 1965 Cat D6C sn. 74A1J33; 1964 Cal D6C sn. 76A903 Cat D6 sn 9UJ7734: all have hydraulic angle dozers and winches; CRAWLER ATTACHMENTS: Aleco rip- per; (2) parallelogram rippers; No. 8 ripper; (8) No. 29 CCU's; (2) No. 25 CCU's; DBH Scales Brush Rake; D7 Brush rake; Beales D8 clearing blade; U-dorer and arms D8H angle dozer and C-frome; D8D winch; ripper shank and lool holder- push block; draw bar; Col parls; PUIL SCRAP- ERS; (2) Cat 463's (7) Col 80's; (3) Cot 70's; Cat 15'si MOTOR GRADERS: 1967 Col 12F sn. 59H474 hydraul- ic moulding board snow wing and scarifier; 1966 Cat 14 sn. 99G149; Cat 12 sn. 70D226; (3) Cat 12's sn. 8T5932, 8T6338, 817237. LOADERS: 1967 Cat 980 sn. 42H309; Cal 966B sn. 57H334, 1966 Cal 955 sn. 1964 Michigan 125A sn. C-5F69-81; 1959 Michigan 75A sn C98249; Mnssey Fer- guson MF2244 Droll Loader; Allis Chalmers ACT12.0D; PACKERS: Col DW15 sn 70C297 Hyster wheels; 60" sheepsfool; Cedarapids vibralory packer; MOBILE CRANES: Michigan TLDT20 sn. 8354; Bucyrus-Eric Telecrone sn. 1190C; Norlhwesl 25 sn. 2064-A1227, AEROPLANE: Cessna 182- 3A13 sn. 33203; CAMP TRAILERS: 10 x 36 kilchen-dmer; 10 x 44 kilchen; kilchen-bunk-ulilily; 10 x 44 Atco bunk wash.; 10 x 20, 10 x 40, and 10 x 24 bunk- bouses; 8 x 20 tool; 8x8 Roadway; (2) 8 x 12 sleel sheds- Athey bunkhouse; (7) shop built bunkhouses; LOW- BEDS AND HIBOY: Marlin 40 Ion triple axle sn. 9429; Trail- mobile sn 42870- Brentford 40' landem hi-boy; POWER UNITS AND ELECTRIC SETS: GM 12108 Twin Diesel power unit sn 12A5358 HD PTO; Cal D311 sn. 518- 678; Peler 12 KW; (5) Kohler 35 and 2.5 KW; TRUCK TRACTORS: 196S Hayes landem sn. 801338.5 Cat 1676 power- 1964 Kenworlh landem sn. 81014; IHC R200; SER- VICE TRUCKS AND COMPANY CARS: (3) 1970 Ford 4 x 4's; (2) 1969 Ford 4 x 4's; 1969 IHC 4x4; (2) FarH F250 crew cabs- (3) 1969 and 1970 Ford F250 'j Ions; Ford F350; 1969 and 1970 Ford '.i Ions; 1968 and 1969 Fargo Ions; 1968 Fargo 400 4 ton; 1967 IHC Traveletle; (3) Army trucks; 1970 Chrysler Newport Cuslom; 1968 Chrysler; FUEL TANKS: 120 gal. lo 5000 gal. some Iroiler mounted; CONCRETE EQUIPMENT: (2) Rex 165 Mixers sns. HB1239 and HB1117 Wisconsin engines; Rex 6S Mixer; Fairbanks Morse 1000 Ib batcher; (3) Prime Mover Buggir-s; '31 Power Trowt-lsj 14' auger; 5i yd. bucket; MISCELLANEOUS: (2) Wackcr Tam- pers; Thor Compactor; Sleighs ond parts; Molors; sleel; npw cable; Land Leveller; lires; sliop Irrjilers; grader blades; cul- ling IHC W9. .lohn Dr-prr D nun1 Fnrrl gas, TrnclorS: Hendricks 7 yd. dragline hur.kol; 100 hp cloclric motor, SHOP TOOLS: (2) lincoln 200 amp. welders; space Ireciler-r waler pumps; steam cleaner; cicelylene outfits; compressor; hand tools; power tools; chain saws; and many more itcms. PHONE ON SITE 699-684B Auctioneers' license nos. 10477, 10478 and 10396 LATE ADDITIONS Owner: Tower Trucking Ltd., Edmonlon, who cirn liquidat- ing all Iheir gas trucks and converting lo diescl. 1967 Ford F8SO landem floidcck, 477 engine, 1966 Ford T800 tandem winch, 5lh wheel ond 391 1966 Ford FBOO single oxle winch, Slh'whcol and 391 engine; (2) 1965 and 1966 Ford F750 tandem Iraclors winches, 5th wheels ond 391 engines; 1965 IHC 1800 landem Iraclor 354 Perkins diosul; 1964 IHC 1000 single axlo tractor; 1965 IHC tandem Irnclor. i HUMS. I.TB. KlIl.tMtNA. II. c. iHlih 1 Cn'fnril IITvd.. Trl Ni. I. SA' ii.c. I 11.11 Mir, I niinvKtv, JM.I v, MOON, SASK.. 10IIIIMCI. (INT.. ;