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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Saturday, September Livestock reports Ottawa OTTAWA (CP) Wholesale prices for top- grade slaughter cattle car- casses were generally lower on livestock markets this week, the agriculture depart- ment reported Friday. A-l steer prices were to lowr at to in the west while eastern prices were steady to lower at to A-l heifer carcasses were off to in the west at to 01 and to lower in the east at to Veal carcass prices general- ly were lower western prices lower to higher at to and eastern prices 50 cents to lower at to In the east, lamb carcasses were down 50 cents to at to Western prices were steady to lower at to Pork belly prices turned up with western prices to higher at to and eastern prices to higher at to Trading in pork hams was light with prices in the west lower to higher at to and eastern prices higher at RECEIPTS DROP Receipts of slaughter cattle fell head with about 800 on offer. In Toronto, prices for A-l, INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY OF CANADA. LIMITED is pleased to announce the appointment of MR. CLARENCE W STANLEY as Agricultural Equipment Sales Manager at the Lethbridge Sales and Service Centre. 304 Stafford Drive Mr Stanley has an excellent background in serving Agricul- ture, and will be looking forward !o meeting everyone in the farming trade in the Lethb idge area and A-2 steers dropped while A-l and A-2 heifers lost Prices for D-l and D-2 cows fluctuated with uneven demand and closed the week with a decline. Trading of D-l and D-2 cows was moderate to active in the west with prices mixed at lower to 50 cents higher. Veal calf prices were steady under good demand. Feeder cattle receipts were about head, down head from the previous week Feeder cattle trading was moderate to active in the west with price declines in all classes. Feeder steers of more than 750 pounds were to lower and steers from 401 to 575 pounds were off to WINNIPEG EXCEPTION Heifers dropped to ex- cept in Winnipeg where prices were steady. Sheep and lamb receipts were about the same as in Lethbridge This week's light receipts were mostly slaughter cows and replacement cattle. Trade moderately active. There were insufficient slaughter steers and heifers on offer to establish quotations. All classes of cows meeting fair demand, prices lower. Bulls around lower. Medium and good stocker and feeder cattle sell- ing lower as compared with last weeks close. SLAUGHTER CATTLE Steers: Al and A2 nil; heifers: Al and A2 nil; cows Dl and D2 32.50-34.50; D3 31-32, D426.50-30.50, Bulls: 30.50-40.70. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Good heavy feeder steers over 750 Ibs. 44.5047 50; good feeder steers under 750 Ibs., 46-48.25; good feeder heifers 40-44; good stock steer calves under 400 Ibs. 55-64.75; good 'ock steer calves over 430 IDS. 52-60 60; good stock heifer calves under 400 Ibs. 50-57; good stock heifer calves over 400 Ibs. 46-52 75 HOGS AND LAMBS Butcher hogs sold this week at 56.10-59.85 base price. All classes of weaner and feeder hogs met good demand. Weaners up Light feeders unevenly or more higher. Heavy feeders generally steady. Weaners 18.75-31; light feeders under 100 Ibs. 27- 40; heavy feeders over 130 Ibs. 49-55 all prices per head; light feeders under 100 Ibs. sold from 40-52 per cwt; heavy feeders over 100 Ibs. 34-37 per cwt; bred gilts 65-90 per head. Boars 70-135 per head. Good lambs 28-29. THE STOCKMEN'S MARKET 300 to 500 HOGS SELL Tues., at 1 p.m. ALSO COWS CALVES SPECIAL FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 2 18 Bred and Springing Holstein HEIFERS FROM ONE OWNER Market Hogs Shipped Daily LIVE SPECIAL RANCHER CALF SALE Wed., Oct. p.m. YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE and CALVES Thursday -1 p.m. 800 HEAD 800 ALL BREED REGISTERED AND GRADE HORSE SALE HORSE SALE Fri., Oct. 5 p.m. GRADE HORSES Fri., Oct. 5 p.m. REGISTERED HORSES Listing Diadliflt Seal. 10 Sit. Oct. 6 10 I.B. GRADE HORSES ALBERTA SHEEPMAN'S SHEEP SALE LAMBS RANGE EWES RAMS Including Several Herd Dispersions PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. Located in the Hub ol Southern Llvettock Induttry 3 milei east of Lethbridge on Highway 3 and mile south BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NfGHT 328-3951 previous weeks with approx- imately on offer. Good lamb prices in Toronto were steady under good demand while western prices were steady to lower. Index 100 hog prices in Toronto were 45 cents lower to higher with western prices steady to lower. Slaughter cattle, steers A-l and A-2: Calgary 41- 44 10; Edmonton 41-42; Saska- toon 41.50-43.40; Winnipeg 43- 44.50; Toronto44-46; Montreal 44 25-47. Heifers, A-l and A-2. Calgary 40-42; Edmonton 40- 41; Saskatoon 40.50-42; Win- nipeg 425043.50; Toronto 45- 46 D-l and D-2 cows: Calgary 34-36; Edmonton 32-33; Saska- toon 33-36; Winnipeg 36-37; Toronto 36-37. Slaughter calves, good and choice veal. Edmonton 4245; Winnpeg 60-65; Toronto 53-63; Montreal 65-75. Feeder steers over 750 pounds Calgary 4146; Ed- monton 43-50; Saskatoon 43.50- 50; Winnipeg 4446; Toronto 46-53. Feeder steer calves 401-575 pounds: Edmonton 50-57; Saskatoon 4850-58; Winnipeg 50-55; Toronto 55-62. Good lambs: Calgary 28-29; Edmonton 27-28.50, Saskatoon 27-28.50; Toronto 35-39 Index 100 hogs dressed: Calgary 57.70-60.30; Ed- monton 57 20-60.50; Saskatoon 56.75-60.10, Winnipeg 56.25- 61.40; Toronto 62.10-65.40 Perlich There were head of livestock sold this week at Perlich Bros. .Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 782 cattle, 679 hogs and sheep. Market was generally steady with a good demand for all classes of livestock offered. There were not enough slaughter steers and heifers to establish firm quotations Price quotations as fol- lows: SLAUGHTER CATTLE Dl and D2 cows 32 to 34.60; D4 cows 27 to 11; bologna bulls 39 to 42.10. REPLACEMENT CATTLE Steer calves 250400 Ibs., 60 to 70; 400-500 Ibs 55 to 60; plain quality steer calves, all weights, 52 to 56, feeders steers under 800 Ibs 47 to 55, over 800 Ibs. 43 to 46; holstem and shortkeep steers 38.50 to 45, heifer calves 250-400 Ibs., 55 to 68, 400-500 Ibs 48 to 54.50, plain quality heifer calves 42 to 47; feeder heifers 43 to 48, feeder cows 33 to 36.85. HOGS DAIRY CATTLE Market hogs dressed weight 56.40 to 59.25; live weight 43.80 to 44.65; good weaners 19 to 25; light weaners 16 to 19; feeders under 100 Ibs 34 to 41.50; over 100 Ibs 60 to 80; bred sows and gilts 107 to 137; baby calves 77 to 95; light calves 125 to 165; feeder lambs 28 to 36.10 cwt., butcher lambs 25 to 29.25 cwt ewe lambs 26 to 36 per head; young ewes 19 to 45 per head; old ewes 8 to 18 per head. New scheme provides beef at per pound Winnipeg grain WINNIPEG (CP) Flax prices slipped slightly in late trading at the close Friday on the Winnipeg Commodity Ex- change, but still remained well above previous close levels. Most other commodity prices were lower or unchang- ed in slow to moderate trading Thunder Bay rape- seed futures for November, December and May and the most deferred months for feed grains did not open at all. Meanwhile, major losses were posted by the nearest futures on Vancouver rapeseed, oats and rye. Thursday's volume of trade was bushels of flax, of rapeseed and of rye Closing prices. Flax: Oct. 38 higher 9.30B; Nov. 38 higher 9.16A, Dec. 30 higher 8 95A, May 20 higher 8.85A. Rapeseed Vancouver: Sept. 20 lower 5.54A; Nov. 2 lower 5.47, Jan. 2 higher 5.43; March 2% higher 5.36A. Rapeseed Thunder Bay: Oct. V4 higher 5.28B; Nov. un- changed 5 24B, Dec. 2 lower 5.09B; May 8 lower 5.12A. Oats: Oct. 6 lower 1.48; Dec. unchanged 1.45A; May lower 1 40. July unchang- ed 1 39VzN Barley: Oct. 1 lower 2.25, Dec. 3V2 lower 2.23; May un- changed July un- REGULAR CATTLE SALE EVERY MONDAY AT 11 A.M. SPECIAL CALF SALE Saturday, October 6th REMEMBER... HOG SALES every WEDNESDAY We will be assembling Market Hogs for the Marketing Board and sell Weaner and Feeder Hogs at p.m. _ NO HOGS WILL BE SOLD MONDAYS______ REGULAR CATTLE SALES WILL CONTINUE EVERY MONDAY Due to the tremendous response to our Special Sales through the heavy fall runs in the past, we, at Prairie Live- stock Ltd. have set the following dates to help our customers decide on which day they would choose to sell their livestock. Saturday, Oct. 13 ..................Special Call Sale Thurs.. Oct. 18 .........Slock Cow Brad Heifer Sale Saturday, Oct. 20 ..................Special Call Sale Saturday. Oct. 27 ..................Special Calf Sale Saturday. Nov. 3 ...................Special Calf Sale Saturday. Nov. 10 .................Special Calf Sale Thursday. Nov. 15 .......Stock Cow Bred Heifer Sale Saturday. Nov. 17 .................Special Calf Sale Saturday. Nov. 24 .................Special Calf Sale Saturday. Dec. 1 ..................Special Calf Sale Saturday. Dec. 8 ..................Special Calf Sale Thursday. Dec. 20 .......Slock Cow Bred Heifer Sale ALL SPECIAL SALES WILL COMMENCE AT A.M. REGULAR SALES EVERY MONDAY AT A.M. Don t be content to accept one offer at home, consign your live- I stock to us. where you are guaranteed to have the Auction Ring lul of Buyers to bid on your product PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Lie. 293 Sales Manager GARY JENSEN changed Rye: Oct. 7Vz lower 3.25; Dec. 1V4 lower 2.94V4; May lower 2.95V4B; July unchang- ed 2.91V2B. Cash prices: Oats: 2 CW 1.48; SCWand ex 3 CW 1.46; ex 1 feed 1 feed 2 feed 3 feed mix- ed feed Barley: 1 CW 6-row and 1 CW 2-row 3.25; 2 CW 2-row and 2 CW 6-row 2.22; 1 feed 2.21 2 feed 3 feed Rye. 1 and 2 CW 3.25; 3 CW 3.20, 4 CW 3.05; ergoty 3.00; 'track unquoted. Flax: 1 CW 9.32; 2 CW 9.25; 3 CW 8.90; track unquoted. Rapeseed; No. 1 Cdn 5.28; No. 2 Cdn. 5.13. Grain quotes Friday basis Lakehead High Low Close Flax Oct 932 924 930 Nov 918 878 916 Dec 905 894 895 Rapeseed Vancouver Sep 556 554 554 Nov 555 535 547 Jan 547 529 543 Mar 541 521 536 Rapeseed Thunder Bay Oct 528 514 528 Nov 524 Dec 509 May 512 Oats Oct 154 147 148 Dec 145 144% 145 May 141 140 140 Jly 139% Barley Oct 226 223% 226 Dec 225 221% 223 May 223% 223 223% Jly 224% Rye Oct 333% 323 323 Dec 298 293 294V4 May 299 2937s 295% Jly 291% Chicago grain CHICAGO (AP) Wheat futures gained 17 cents a bushel on the Board of Trade Friday Gains of from 3% to 10 cents in corn and soybeans, however, were sharply trimmed by profit-takers at the close Soybean oil and meal were irregular at the close. Prices in the main pits were strong on the opening, revers- ing a downturn of the last two sessions. There were brief flurries of profit-taking but prices re- bounded several times before the last 20 minutes of trade. Wheat futures opened on an irregular tone improved on buying associated with the weather. In the last half hour, new buying developed and the nearby options soared near limits. CHICAGO (AP) Grain quotations Friday: Wheat: Dec. 4.92; Mar 4.86, May 4.64, July. 4 10 Corn: Dec. 2.52; May 2.59; Jul Sep 2.54; Dec 2.21; Mar. 2.24. Oats. Dec. 1.30V4; Mar 1.31; May 1.35; Jul 1.20. DIES IN COMA LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Orbey Robbins, injured in a car accident and unconscious for more than four years, died Tuesday at age 59. He was the only person injured in a five- vehicle accident in 1969. Rob- bins, a lab technician, never regained consciousness. Grape king By DENNIS TRUDEAU MONTREAL homemakers fed up with the rising cost of beef or for city dwellers interested in dabbl- ing in raising beef, two Montreal men have come up with a scheme to provide beef at about a pound. For Live Stock Management Associates Ltd. will buy a three month-old calf fatten it up for eight months, slaughter it and deliver 600 pounds of meat in the form of roasts, steaks and ground beef ready for home freezing. Jim Lewis, president of Provincial Calf Feeds and Provincial Veal Co. Ltd., and Andre Leveillee, along with three Montreal businessmen, recently set up the firm and have about 20 calves in the process of fattening. "As far as we know, there is no other program like this m North says Mr. Lewis, whose feed firm pro- vides the special "high-con- version" feed which puts about 700 pounds on the calves in eight months. WERE EXPORTING "Up until now we've been preparing thousands of calves for export" to Europe and the U.S. where they are put on fat- tening programs, Mr. Lewis said. But with the rising cost of beef in Canada, they turned to the domestic market. "We just feel the timing is right People who sign a contract with the firm, will pay down and supply six postdated cheques to cover the cost of housing, feeding and slaughtering the animal The price also includes in- surance against the death of the calf or damage during transport Last Saturday Live Stock Management's first 20 contract calves were moved into a barn in St. Mathias Que., about 15 miles southeast of Montreal m the Richelieu valley. There they are to be raised under a "meat factory" system used in Japan, says Mr. Lewis. The animals are kept in- doors and fed only the "high conversion pounds of feed will put one pound on the water. The result is "extremely tender beef because the cattle can't move he said. The cattle, slaughtered in federally-approved slaughterhouses, will produce either grade A or grade B beef under the federal classification. Grape King Roy John- son of St. Catharines Ont- tario lends a helping hand and a watchful eye as grapes are mechanically harvested from his 50 acres of vineyards which this year were judged the finest in Canada King Roy, a grape grower for 46 years, rules over the ten- day Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, which con- cludes September 30. Weather holds up harvest MOSCOW (Reuter) Bad weather in many parts of the Soviet Union is holding up the gram harvest, newspapers re- port. However, the Communist party daily Pravda says 93.1 per cent of the area sown with grain this been harvested. Of this, 93 per cent has been threshed, it adds. The Soviet Union has been making a concerted effort to bring in a record harvest to make up for the poor crop of 168 million tons caused by a combination of frosts and drought last year. The weather in the early part of the sunny spells, interspersed with well for the grain crop, but heavy rainfall in August hampered harvesting in some areas. Life insurance. If no one really wants it, how come almost everybody has it? New York Life thinks the explanation is simple. Life insurance You can't eat it You can't wear it You can't drive it. No wonder nobody wants it Yet most people refuse to do without it. 86% of all families own at least one life insurance policy. How come? Why do so many people who don't want life insurance buy it? Because life insurance is still the sound- est often the only way to provide immediate financial security The minute you buy a policy you guar antee tomorrow You can guarantee the cash for a college education or to pay off a mortgage You can guarantee that your family will have what it takes to get along without you. No one is better prepared than a New York Life Agent to help you do this. So don't close the door on him. Open up. He has what you need We guarantee tomorrow today. E.A. 'Ed' Brunner NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 600-540 5th Ave. S. W. Calgary, Alberta Bus. 1-403-269-4365 PICTURE BUTTE AUCTION MARKET ideally located In Iho centre of a large cattle feeding and hog railing country FEEDER CALF AND FAT CATTLE Wed., Oct. 3rd 400 HEAD Highlighted by... 50 Holstein Steers 700 to 800 Ibs From B. G. Nolan A Soni Services Available Trucking Branding Vaccinating Order Buying Government Veterinary Feeding Pens HOG AND DAIRY CATTLE SALE every Saturday at 1 p.m. MARKET HOGS ASSEMBLED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY For Information and Listings Contact JIM Phone 732-4400 Picture Butte Picture Butte Auction Market Picture Butte, Alberta Auction market located 16 miles north of Lethbrfdga on Highway 25 MacLEAN LIVESTOCK LTD. PROVIDES YOU WITH LARGE SHIPMENTS OF FEEDER CATTLE FROM THESE AREAS IN WESTERN CANADA IF YOU CAN USE HEALTHY HIGH GAINING CATTLE EMPLOY US TO BEEF UP YOUR PROFITS PHONE Mac MacLEAN 732-4211 BOX 419 PICTURE BUTTE ;