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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wednesday, t, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 19 Canada's new beef grading system a boon to all By RIC SWIIIART Herald Staff Writer MEDICINE HAT Canada's new beef carcass grading sys- tem was unveiled here Tues- day and already has ac- claimed as a boon (o Hie total industry and the consumer. The new system will incor- porate the standard grading techniques for quality hut adds a new dimension in carcass grading meat yield or the percentage of a carcass that can be sold as edible meat. The latter will apply only to the first two grades Canada A and B. Born out of a 1966 beef con- ference, sponsored by the Ca- nadian Cattlemen's Association jind the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the new system will work on the principle that for carcasses of equal weight, tho one with the least fat will have more edible meat. Research has shown a rela- tionship between meat yield or saleable meat and tha amount of fat cover surrounding the rib eye cut in the carcass. The key to the new system will be an accurate measurement of this fat cover that will be com- puted into a number and letter grade. ONE STANDARD A grading system, as the name implies, is used to divide carcasses into groups on a quality basis and under the new federal grading system, there is one set of standards for the country. A letter-number grade will have the same con- notation in Vancouver as in St. John's, Kfld. As before, an inspector from ;he Canada department of agri- culture's health of animals jranch or a provincial meat in- spector must judge that each animal entering the killing house is healthy and whole- some. The federal grader then ap- plies Ms judgment to the car- cass under the guidelines of the new system. Officials have left the first part of the grading process Blone, with the grader assess- ing three factors of maturity- youthful, intermediate and ma- ture. From this fact comes some idea of what the carcass should grade, indicative of the adage that the older the ani- mal, the less likely the car- cass will produce tender cuts of beef. The degree of hardening of cartilage is the rule for ma- turity, not the calendar age. QUALITY FACTORS Once the maturity of the car- cass has been determined, the quality factors of the carcass are judged. Quality, Judged as the potential cooking and eat- ing satisfaction of the meat, is determined by color of meal and fat, texture and firmness of both meat and fat. Carcasses with lean meat hat is bright red, firm and ine g rallied In texture, with ;ome marbling (fat throughout he lean combined vith a firm, while fat cover produce cuts of meat with the Creates! potential for con- sumer satisfaction. The grade for this type of carcass will read "Canada A" and all other classifications of grades will be recorded on a diminishing scale of quality and meat yield. "Canada the last classification, simply de- notes the carcass as being mature stag or bull. MORE CLASSES Grades A, B and C have four additional classes according to fat cover in the form of num- bers. The letter grade will show the quality of the over-all car- cass for meat yield according to an actual measurement of the fat cover. Canada A carcasses will be ribbon branded with red ink, B with'blue, C with brown and D and E classes with black ink. All ribbon branding mil be done only under the supervision of a federal grader at the point of slaughter. A ribbon brand is a series ol continuous stamps rolled the length of the carcass to be via- ble on the majority of. the cuts. MORE ACCURATE In short, the new grading standards mean that all car- casses will be described more accurately and al! the benefits to tho livestock industry anc Second suicide feature Salvation Army holds with spiritual therapy By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer Suicidal people think that their problem is theirs alone to bear. No one cares enough to share it with them. Tho problem, a Salvation Army pamphlet says, "may grow out of utter loneliness or tlie death of a loved one. It may be the resulting aftermath of divorce or separation. Often it is a matter of overwhelming debt or of business failure, and even more often the shock of learning that one lias an incur- able disease. "Then there is the confirmed alcoholic who sees no other way out, not to mention, more currently, the young drug user who becomes just as hopeless- ly ensnared." The Salvation Army's suicide prevention service wants it known that "we are not only NOTICE' H. W. MATHESON Certified Hearing Aid Addiologist WILL NOT be at Eaton's or> Thursday, Sept. 7th His next visit to Lethbridge will be Trmrs., Sept. 14th ready and willing to help, but that we can help." Salvation Army officers hold to the basic belief that "spiri- tual therapy is the essential in- gredient in any approach to the suicide problem." But Capt. Ron Butcher added that when he is on the phone, he doesn't lecture "It's the last thing they want." "Usually they will in the course of the conversation bring up he said. ''Then we will take the chance to take words from the Bible. LISTENING "The most important tiling is to listen. Most calls last for one. hour, some three hours. They ask questions and usually pro- vide their own answers. They will tell you their story three of four times. You must never sound that you are in a hurry or that they are troubling you. 'In the conversation they often find the answers to their problems. 'Hey, I never thought of it that What they need is someone to listen, someone to pour their hearts out to. We don't ask them to identify them- selves and we don't keep records of what they tell us. "In many cases the conver- sation itself will shed new light on the person who is calling. If follow-up action is required, we refer them to the approp- riate resource persons. It's al up to tiiem." TAKES MOST CALLS As the officer in charge o welfare, Capt. Butcher takes most of the suicide prevention calls. In the telephone directory listed under Salvation Arm; are his office numbers, 328-286 and 328-6717, and his residence number, 3M-2579 for after of fice hour rails. Major Thelma Corney, Leth bridge Citadel Corps Com manding Officer, takes the calls when Capt. Butcher is busy o unavailable. Both Maj. Corney and Capt. Butcher are rela tively new here. Maj. Corne; was previously stationed in Tor onto, Montreal and Wetaskiwin and Capt. Butcher in Vancou ver and Calgary. City police Detective Sergean Irvine Leishner agreed with the Salvation Army estimate tha for every consummated suicide eight or nine other people at tempt to commit suicide. Sgt. Leishner said suicid rates are about the same be tween the two sexes, and apar from the six youngsters, mos of the other suicides in Lett1 bridge were committed by per sons 55 and older. (Read the third in- a series of four articles tomorrow.) Building permits behind last year Construction in the city con- tinues to lag behind the rec- ords set last year. A building permit is- sued at the end of August brought the month's construc- tion total to but lett it well short of the August, 1971 figure of VAN ISLE SEAFOODS will have a fruckload of FRESH ICED SALMON (Mover Bsen Frozen) and Cooked Crab and other Seafoods parked at COLLEGE MALL SHOPPING CENTRE THURSDAY and FRIDAY (SEPT. 7th and 8th) From 10 a.m. to Dusk After years of service throughout B.C., Northern Alberto end Calgary, Van Isle Seafoods are pleased to announce the expansion into Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. The Lethbridge and Dislric Exhibition board took out th permit for construction of addition the Exhibition Pavilion. Andy Andrew's, cxhibitio manager, said an announce ment will be made this wee concerning the sort-turning cei cinony arxl completion date. House construction during til monUi accounted for with 29 permits issued. A permit was take out by Hagen Auto Electric fo construction of a new shop an sales outlet. One permit for issue lo the City of Lethbrirlge fo construction of ttie new Hende son Park tennis courts clul house, is included in the mont Iy summary. For the first eight months ttc year, construction wort has bene started. Du ing the same period last yea the total was Russell speaks in district Andy Russell, a candidate the Lclhbridgc riding for th Literal Party nomination fr the coming federal election wi meet his supporters tonight Cardslon and Thursday in Pi: chcr Creek. The "Meet Andy" nighls wi be held at (he Lee Creek calional Centre in Cardslon t night at 8 o'clock and Thur day night at the Pincher Crec Matthew Ilalton High School said Jim Dodd, Mr. Rus sell's campaign manager. le general public will come om this fact. For the producers; the sys- m will describe what they lave produci'il antf (how it lates to the type of product greatest demand. Produo on and marketing decisions will be made from, this Infor- mation. Although the new grading sys- tem will have no direct effect on the general level of prices, it could mean a change in the amount gofng to each producer, even though the tolal market stays the same. The better the carcass, the belter the price. ALL BENEFIT Packers will benefit from the more accurate classification be- cause they will be able to use the grades as a tool to do an improved job of wholesaling beef. They will be able to judge the quality of the animal on the hoof and buy the type of ani- mal to fill the market demand paying the producer according- ly. The packers will also be able lo more precisely meet the mands of the retailer by pur- chasing only the animal! they feel will fill the need. The consumer will benefit too because the livestock indus- try will be able to supply tha type of beef demanded to high degree of accuracy. (l f v fi> to the new lighter color of Parkay Margarines. Now Kraft has added a new, appetizing color to the great country fresh flavor of Parkay Margarines. New provincial legislation allows us to offer you not only good taste, but now a new sunny-bright color.. Try it. New, lighter yellow Parkay it's as pleasing to your table as it is to your taste. I I on Soft Parkay or Soft Parkay Corn Oil Margarine. U.I I' J Mr. Dealer: Yon arc authorised to act as our Agent in redeeming ihif coupon. Kraft's reptescntative will handfe the coupon redemption for (he amour.! specified plus 3f for handling for each coupon, provided you have received it in your store from a cummer purchasing ihc product specified. Proof of purchase of sufficient slocks of the specified merchandise to cover coupons presented must he furmshcd upon request- We ivill not honor redemption througTi outside agencies. brokers, etc. except where spccificalfy ainhorrzcd by Kraft. The customer must pay any sales or Similar tax. Coupon void iF use is prohibited, restricted or taxed. Valid in Canada o---- Cash redemption value, Gootf only on Soft or Soft Parkay Corn Oil Margarine. Any othtr use const i lutes fraud. Redeem this coupon promptly. Kraft Foods Box 7 ;