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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THt IETHMIDGE HCTAIB _ T'jwJoy, Sepfemlwr 197J Surface Rights Act becomes laic October 1 The Surfncc Hights Act, pass- ed at the last session of the Al- beiia legislature to replace UIG niglrt-of-Entry Arbitration Act, came Into effect on August lr except for section 45 which will become law on October 1. Section 45 covers the trans- fer of expropriation cases thai have already come before the Public Utilities Board to tfie Surface Rights Board, formerly known as I he Board of Arbitra- tion. The Surface Rights Act was passed to expand the jurisdic- tion of the Surface Rights Board. It gives tills board the authority to review, every five years the compensation that is being paid to a land owner or occupier by 'K mineral operator for surface rights. In the past compensation thai had been set by the board or through agreement with the company could not be changed. Tlio new provision applies only to cases dealt with by the hoard or negotiated between a fann- er and an oil or gas company after Jan. 1, 1972. Another feature of the new act is that it transfers the jur- isdiction with .respect to claims for such things as off-right-of- way damages and loss of or in- jury to livestock and other per- sonal property from the Surface Reclamation Council to the Sur- face Rights Board. The idea here is to consolidate matters relating to rlghts-of-entry under one board. The new act also makes It mandatory for a mineral oper- ator to make a reasonable ef- fort to notify the person in pos- session of land of his com- pany's intentions to carry out a survey of the land or to ex- amine it from the point of view of a possible site for his opera- tion. There was nothing in the old act to stop a mineral oper- ator from going onto private land without any prior notice. The Surface Rights Act abol- ishes the deposit that a min- eral operatoor was required to make with the board as secur- ity for surface rights compen- sation that would be ultimately determined by the board. Un- der the old act'the board could only enfoce payment of compensation for one year. The new act slates that when evidence regarding the failure of an operator to pay the agreed corn pens ation Is satis- factory to the board, it may direct the Provincial Treasur- er to pay the compensation out of the General Revenue Fund. The advantage of this provision Is that the owner or occupier of the land is assured of com- pensa tion for t he life of tha compensation order or the sur- face lease. In addition to its functions by companies when these ex- propriations have been author- 328-5531 LETHBRIDGE WE'RE SORRY WE CAN'T OFFER YOU A BUT We can offer you a good deal on the best BATTERIES on the market and they are designed for Alberta conditions! CHECK THIS GROUP I No. 3301 6 VOLT 80 amp 8 1-4 W 8 H ONLY sn.89 9 GROUP I No. 3801 6 VOLT 120 omp t 1-6 W 8 H ONLY 17 GROUP 24 No. 3924-12 VOLT 70 amp 10 L W 9 N ONLY n.89 19 Remember Everything's Guaranteed at UNITED FARMERS Lefhbridge Your Scorpion Snowmobile Dealer under the Pipe Line Art; Die Hydro and Electric Energy Act; the Water, Gas, Klectric and Telephone Companies Act; and the Water Resources Act. These statutes authorize expro- priations for pipe linfs, power lines, power plants, dams, res- ervoirs, etc. Protein lielps use storage tlj DR. BOB H1RONAKA Animal Nutritionist LflhhrMgf ReMarch Statiw Cattle consuming lovt-qualtty roughages such as straw or na- tive grass hay should be fed protein supplement in order to utilize the forage more effi- ciently. However, feeding such a supplement is often imprac- tical because of the labor re- quired for daily feeding. At the Lethbrklge Research Station we have used urea as a source of nitrogen from wtricta the rumen microorganisms are able to form the required pro- tein. Since urea umpalntable to cattle, it tends to restrict in- take when present at high In a feed. This properly utilized in developing a supple- ment that could be self-fed to cattle. Acidulated fatty add, another unpalatable ingredient at high levels, was also added to provide further control of la- take. It is essential that the sup- plement be provided as mash and not pelleted. Pelleting ap- parently masks the taste ol urea so that it loses ils effect to control Intake. The supple- ment contained 13 per cent urea, 6 per cent acidulated fatty acid, SB per cent hnriey, 11 per cent alfalfa, six per cent molasses, four, per cenl salt, three per cent calcium phate, and one per cent vitam- in A-10. When a low protein and this supplement were fed free choice to 450-pound steer calves in a ieedtat, they oon. sumed 1.2 to 1.9 pound.s of supplement per day. No symptoms of urea loxlcfrjr were encountered since the sup- plemented was consumed slowly throughout the day. Gains were similar to those of calves fed the same roughage plus 1 poond per day of a gupplem-nt con- taining Z.4 per cent urea, M per cent rapeseed meal, 22 per cent barley, 10 per cent alfalfa, six per cent molasses, five per cent salt, 3.8 per cent calcium phosphate, and one per cent vit- amin A-10. These results indicate that t self-fed, high urea supplement in mash form is for wintering calves in cirylot on low-quality roughage such straw. This supplement was a convenient method for self-feed- ing vitamin A and minerals, and it also provided some energy hi addition to the protein. These nutrients arc of partt- eular concern for range live- stock in the fall, whiter, and early spring when the grass k mature and dry. Consequently, a Hgh area supplement that can be self-fed may be useful under range conditions. Furth- er testing will be required be- for specific can be made. ;