Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, Colorado) 24 April 1970; p. 5
Market Info System Eyed For Colorado Cattlemen By GORDON G. GAUSS Associated Press Writtr DENVER': (AP.)-A system to provide cattleijien .in .Colorado with last-minute infonriatipn to enable them to take advantage of marketing conditions was SCOUT NEWS Pack 221 Cub Scout Pack 228 of Kersey held their monthly meeting at Kersey Town Hall Wednesday. Opening ceremonies were performed performed by Den 3. A skit entitled "The Making of a Cub Scout 1 ' was presented by Den 1. Patches for selling the most tickets for the Scout Show were presented to: Myron Hora, Tim Hunteman, Steve Geheringi Doug Johnson Dary Karmer, John Hoff and Jonathan Howard. Bob Hunteman, Cub Master presented awards to the following: following: Michael Best, Ronald Hora, Blaise Miller and Michael Uuff, Bobcat; Tim Hunteman, Bear; Doug Johnson, Bear and gold arrow. ' ' . Closing ceremony was given by Den 2. 1 The next meeting will be May 27 in the Kersey Town Hall. Briggsdaie..'. By MRS. G. W. CASS BRIGGSDALE-Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Freemyer and family were Sunday guests at the Wilfred Mertens home at Merino. West Mr. and Mrs. Andy hosted their pinochle Saturday night. -Guests were Messers and Mesdames club Pete Freeman, Orie Hill, Wayne Cass, G. W. Cass, and W. E. West of Broomfield. High honors went to Mrs. Hill and W. E. West, and lows to Mrs. Freeman and Hill. Mrs. W, E. West won pinochle prize. Late in the evening refreshments refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cass were Sunday dinner and supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Ullman, Darcy, and Kristen of John- Shelley, stown. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cass were hosts at a card party in their disclosed today by four organizations. organizations. Joining in sponsoring the plan are the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, the Colorado Cattle Cattle Feeder's Association, the American National Cattlemen's Association .and Â· the Cattle Marketing-Service, Inc. , Â·Â·' The system will be known as the'. Colorado: Cattle-fax^,super pool. It will be housed at the American American National headquarters in Denver and will keep daily contact, contact, with producers, feeders lackers, retail stores, Â· order juye'rs, commission men, commodity commodity brokers:-and others.. ^Information, ^Information, on prices, movements, movements, buyer activity and. supply supply and demand will be relayec o members of 'the pool; Market outlooks'will be included in the information. The new program . was announced announced by spokesmen for the organizations at- a special news conference at .the Denver Press Club. Julius. Pluss of Denver president of the federal association association said the cattle-Industry has jeen 1 reluctant to modernize DUt that "the hit or. miss sys .em is no longer a .practical way" to market cattle. Jack Orr of Kremmling, first vice president of the Colorado cattlemen, said there, is steady, adequate supply of cef" for housewives at proper irices and the industry has room for expansion'in Colorado William Farr of Greeley, president of the American Na- .ional organization, said nearly nearly al! cattle now move, through leedlots before going to' market and that the new program wil' strengthen marketing through the-lots: Details of the procedure were outlined by William Helming jeneral manager of the national national association's Cattle-Fax program, program, whose facilities, will be used in the new system. The new. service will cost producers producers from $10 to $20 a montli depending upon the size of theii operation, Helming said, while feed lot operators will pay one cent per head per month. About 3,000 producers will be members of the service at the start, officials estimated, along with feedlot operators who have facilities for about 150,000 head of livestock..