Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 13, 1972 · Page 22
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 22

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, April 13, 1972
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-22 GREKLEY (Colo.) TK1HUNE Thurs., April 13,1972 Southwestern Livestock Ranges in Good Condition WASHINGTON (AP) - Live.-stock ranges and pastures gen ..orally were in much better con- .'dition on April 1 compared with a' year earlier, particularly in (he southwest where drought last spring depleted feed supplies, according lo an Agriculture Department survey. Nationally, based on reports from 30 major grazing stales, the April 1 condition of ranges and pastures was 78 per cent, compared with 70 a year earlier and the 10-year average of 77 per cent. California was a major ex. ception, the Crop Reporting 'Hoard said. Drought there dropped the state's index to 58 per cent, the lowest since I9G1. A year ago the California grass situation was 73 per cent and '(he 10-year average 80, Ihe report said. ' In Texas, the livestock rangel ·and pasture condition was 76; per cent, compared with 46 a| year earlier and Ihc average of 71. Oklahoma, also hit .severely' -by drought last year, was 80 per cent on April 1, compared with GG a year earlier and the average of 70. :0ther states, Ihe April 1 pasture and range condition and the year-earlier rating included: ; , New Jersey 73 per cent on April 1 and 82 a year earlier; ·.Ohio 78 and 83; Indiana 88 and 85; Illinois 86 and 86; Missouri 79 and 80; Kansas 81 and 81; Delaware 75 and 81; Maryland 75 and BO; Virginia 8G and 81; \Vcst Virginia 79 and 73; North Carolina 85 and 82; South Carolina 83 and 75; Georgia 82 and 74; Florida 80 and 66; Kentucky 156 and 78; Tennessee 79 and 75; Alabama 78 and 68; Mississippi 75 and 70; Arkansas 82 and 74; Louisiana 80 and 72; Colorado 72 and 79; New Mexico 75 and .63; Arizona 70 ami 69; Utah 83 and 83; Nevada 81 ami 81; Washington 87 and 79; and Oregon 88 and 78. .! Seven more slates have been ridded lo the survey but nn comparative ratings for past years is available the department said. Those states and their April range and pasture conditions are: Iowa 87 per cent; North Dakota. 83; .South Dakota 81; Nebraska 82; Montana 82; Idaho .94; and Wyoming 88. .WASHINGTON (AP) - The national milk-feed price ratio, a measure of how well dairy producers arc doing financially, dropped again last month to 1.84 pounds, says the Agriculture Department. That is the amount of feed equal in value to one pound of milk sold by producers to plants. The .March ratio was down three poinls from 1.84 in February and 12 poinls lower than the rccdrcl high of 1.96 last October, according to USDA records. '/"wo factors have been at work to cause the gradual downtrend. Average prices of all milk sold by producers were down in March to an average of $G.02 per hundredweight, and the cost of feed was up two cents to an average of $3.33 per hundredweight. In February, milk averaged $6.10 and feed was $3.31, the report said Compared with ii year curlier, when feed grain prices were much higher, Hie March ratio still was a more profitable signal for dairy producers. In March 1971 feed averaged $3.53 and milk sold for $5.83 which meant a ratio of 1.65 pounds, Ihe department said. Milk production in March to- laled 10.44 billion pounds, up Iwo per cent from a year earlier, Ihc report said. Average output per cow was 852 pounds, a three per cent gain, but cow numbers were down one per cent. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's farm labor force totaled 3,912,000 workers in March, up 18,000 from a year earlier, ays the Agriculture Depart- menl. Those included 3,033,100 farm opcivtors and unpaid family members plus 878,900 paid workers, the Crop Reporting Board said. Tho farm family estimate was down from a year earlier but the hired labor force was up about 53,000 persons, officials said. 'Soul Is . . . ' DETROIT (AP) - "Soul Is .. . not being able to find a flesh-colored band-aid," and, "Soul is ... being in Ihe front office 'cause your the only one they got." And, "Soul is . . . " is the name of a book some young Detroit blacks are selling to finance a trip lo Africa. The 24 Pcrshing High School pupils need $24,000 lo finance a six-week slay at the University of Nairobi, in Kenya, this sum mer. They already raised $7,000 from car washes, bnkc sales and numerous other projects. They fiopc to raise Ihe rest by selling copies of Ihe book written by Brenda Scott, a Pcr- shing graduate. WASHINGTON (AP) - The \griculture Department an- lounccd Wednesday an 8 per cut boost in minimum wages armors must pay sugarbeet icldworkers this year. Sugarbeet farmers are required to pay at least the wage ninimums to qualify for gov- 'rnment subsidies on their :rop. The increases include a POULTRYMAN OF THE YEAR -- Merel Meyer, left, of Meyers Brothers Hatchery in Grcclcy, receives the 1971 Poultryman of Ihe Year award from Dr. Robert E. Moreng, head of [he Department of Avian Science at Colorado Stale University. Meyer was recognized for his leadership and service lo the poultry industry at an "Egg Day" program at the 9th Annual Colorado Poultry Inslilute in Fort Collins recently. Land Use Bill Returns To Colorado House Floor DENVER (AP) - A land use ll which was welded (o another and extensively amended after four hours of heated de- bale Monday was brought back on the House floor again W e d n e s d a y a s lawmakers changed their minds about their first action. The bills, in effect, put teeth in Colorado's liberal subdividing statutes and are aimed at forcing developers to offer what ponsors call a "quality product" with sufficient water and adequale sewage disposal facilities. Rep. Sandy Arnold, H-lJonl- der, introduced Monday Senate Bill 36, which affccls land use requirements of existing subdivisions and lied it to Senate Bill 35, which was approved earlier by the Senate and was in the House for initial consideraton. SB 35 requires subdivides submit future development plans to a board of county commissioners which would insure that the development firm is p r o v i d i n g customers with adequate water and sewage facilities. SB36, in effect, puls those name standards on land ilrcady has been subdivided. That bill was in the Senate Ap- roprialions Committee and Arnold said it was apparently gong to die there because of a 5100,000 appropriation. Arnold pointed out that there are 113,167 acres of. land now offered for sale by developers which have "no waler of any type." Monday, Hep. Lowell Sonnen)erg, R-Fleming, was successful in stripping away the regu- nlory power of the Stale Land Use Commission and giving it .0 county commissioners. Wednesday, after extensive work (lurisg Ihe interim, Son- ncnberg and Arnold agreed to give some power back lo the c o u n t y commissioners b u t would give the land usi commission the authority lo review (he county board's action. As Ihe bill stands, a subdivi- der would submit a plat Ui the Hoard of County Commissioners, which would cither deny exemptions lo .standards or approve · llicm. If they denied them, the Lund Use Commission would process (he appli- whicb cation routinely. If exemptions were approved he Land Use Commission vould have 20 days to review hem and issue a ruling. T Ii e lawmakers workec hrough the dinner hour on ex o n s i v e and complicat« imendmenfs to the bill, ther el it aside until Thursday in irder to conduct what Hep Carl Gustafson, the House ma- orily leader, called crucia ommillee meetings. The bill will be on second eading stalus again Thursday. During a brief recess, Arnolc xiinled out a number of devel jpmenls going on in Colorad vliich clearly would be illega f the land use bills were in ef ect. He said Ihcre is a development near Pagosa Springs, in Archuletta County, which ad ·orlises "Buy a little piece o wilderness." If all those plot vere sold, the developmen would have a density of 4,2M persons per square mile--"Ihc same as Los Angeles," he salt Another vould have a popu lation density of 18,056 pe square mile, or the same as (hi iornugh of Queens in JS'ei York. W^PP/^fe'-W^--'^-!?]^"-:!'-?' ! ;-' ; -! T ' ·!"-·- : ; . ' S l ··'·' ·;···:. : ';J:.;:."-vi.: -·:.: $;:.'.·:-·· . . . - . |iltfil^!ye^^ protect themselves ^^'i-'^'j^*-^-'''''-!- ='*·· '-H .. ' · ", : . '^^,i " , - ' . · · : . · · - . ? : ./i:;: ~,.V ·· =*-; : i '*'£V ! '^* '" ' ·*·' '"·". · ? ' * · ' ··'' m .;·";· "; ' " ' : · · ' J: - · ' · ' , · } - - - - ' L,----· season insects,; against ap'hlds, feafhoppers; psyllids, I ,:,.-. . xflea beetles and Colorado'potato beetles · I i''"''^ ; fptMPt°8weeksl . ^ , . . , - , . · - · - . . - . . . . : . . . |. V · ' ' · .;:V;;\ThaV3;f;$^l^ ;·· ' ' - v ' the fQQtsirjjo, the sap stfeaJTi shortly · : . ..'·.". '-. ', afrer,-i'| li'appjle^'tp the soil at planting -.-.··:. · . ..,.'. - · . - · · i v i r**v. \i **" vrvi-*i 11 ^ P M P il| UI'O T O I VJlN W M I . ' ': · · ; . ; · ;:riot d«itrty i*en"efic'ial ihsecl'p'dpOiations, ;! : ! or create a residue tolerance problem ~ v ; v . when applied as directed. : DJ-SYSTON comps jn granular and J.lquld . - : v\ - - ; - ; - - frbe^ fertilizer. Order the form which best meets your heed from your Chemagro '-dealer now! , Che'rhagr'o, A Division of Baychem Corporation, Box 4913, Kansas City, . Mlsijoijri 64120. i Pop Concerts Banned From Albert H a l l LONDON C A P ) -- Pop con certs have been banned froir l-ondnn's Albert ll;dl becausi Hie popsters cause too mud chaos. Administrators of the bi|. iiall, built as a memorial Ii Queen Victoria's husband, sail only one of 23 pop and rock 'n roll concerts there last yea was undisturbed by trouble I'hey accused audiences of hys terical behavior 'often cncour ;d by unthinking per formers," threats to hall slew arils and vandalism. Sugarbeet Workers Get Minimum Wage Increase 15 cent boost for hourly workers and amounts ranging from $t to $2.50 per acre for piecework. Beginning April 2-1, the minimum time rate will be $2 per hour, compared with the $1.85 minimum which has been in effect (he past year. The piecework rates include $14.50 per acre minimum for NW to SW Water Diversion Must Be Carefully Studied WENATCHEK, Wash. (AP) -- The proposition of diverting valer from the Northwest to he dry Southwest is one that must be examined carefully at jolh the sending and receiving ends, water experts say. Although such diversions are currently under a 10-year federal moratorium, both sections of he country must weigh costs against benefits now to prepare for eventual permission to en- jage in such projects, said speakers at a water resources conference sponsored by The Wenatchee World. Indications that cost might ultimately outweigh utility were spoken of by both David Schuy, assistant director of the Washington Water Research Center, and Wesley E. Steiner, executive director of the Arizona Water Commission. An economic analysis has shown that the cost of transporting 10 million acre-feet of ,vater from the Columbia River jasin to the Southwest would be $60 per acre foot, while benefits derived at the receiving end would amount to $30 per acre- fool, .Schuy said. Besides the poor economics of water diversion, Schuy said, such a solution to the Southwest water problem might ultimately be more costly than alternative solutions such as weather modification. Schuy said the Northwest should fake a positive altitude toward diversion, however, providing the receiving states bore the full cost of delivery, the Northwest was compensated for the value of lost water and the receiving region paid for potential environmental changes necessary to the project. Steiner said the cost factor might be the ultimate stumbling block toward diversion in the eyes of Ihc Southwest. "I am far from convinced, as are many of my colleagues in the Southwest, that at the prices it would be necessary to charge for importing water from the Columbia there would be sufficient demand to make an import project economically justified · or financially feasible," said Steiner. lie said Arizona is undertaking a study project to determine cost and 'impacts of both making do with existing water resources and augmenting southwest supplies by diversion. If the former course is chosen, he said, "the sooner we know it the better for all concerned." "It will be extremely difficult for all the people..'.of the Southwest to trade their long-cherished dreams of imporlalion for the hard ami limiting conclusions that the area is going to have to live within its resources," the Arizona water engineer said. Also speaking during the conference was Lt. Gen. F.J. Clarke, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'. He said there arc governmental altitudes which must be contended with along with economics in the question of water diversion. Clarke said government officials would want to see that there "is something in it for everybody" before going along with a policy which makes water a national resource and permits inter-regional diversion. "This change in our approach to water problems--the consideration of moving water to the people rather than people to (he water--has many ramifications," he said. "If we are fo think of water as a continental resource, we have a long way (o go to change our thinking from the traditional concept of water as a local or regional resource...,' : Clarke.said. He said factors lo be consid ered include not only the abundance of one area as opposed to the water poverty of another Also (o be considered, he said, is whether (here is enough water (o meet all fotseeable needs in all areas, and whether the need of one area overbalances the cost of ecological change which would be wrought by di- hinning, compared with $13.50 currently; ?12 for weeding, up rom $11; and hoeing $19 compared with $17.50 now. Officials said the 8 per cent average boost reflects legisla- ton passed last year which set up the administration's current ^hase 2 economic program aimed at holding down wages and prices. The law, HID department said, allows exemptions for the vorking poor who receive substandard wages. The Cost o! living Council has ruled those wlro earn less than $1.90 per lour are in that category. Thus the department said, :he new hourly minimum .of $2 is 8 per cent more than the old rale but is only 5.3 per cent above the $1.90 per hour classification for working poor wages. The announcement also said field workers 14 and 15 years of age must be paid at least 85 xr cent of the regular rates. Employment of children under M or (he use of 14 and 15 year olds for more than 8 hours a day will result in reduced sugar payments to farmers, officials said. Communications School Planned At Southern Cal LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $3 million school of communications is planned for the University of Southern California, a joint venture of .the university and the Annenberg School of Communications in Pennsylvania. Spokesmen for bolh schools announced the plan Wednesday and said the Annenberg school will provide the $3 million to construct a building and pay up to $500,000 annually for a 10- year period. The building is expected to he ready by 1976. Walter Annenberg, U.S. ambassador to Britain, founded Ihe Annenberg School of Communications in 1958. BUXLOOKS OUTFOR LIVESTOCK! When you use BUX Rootwoim Insecticide you can feed your com to livestock whether it's grown for grain or silage. And that's just one of the things you should find out before choosing any rootworm insecticide. Ask us about the others. We think you'll end up using BUX. GREELEY FEED BEAN CO. 601 9th St. 352-5237 GREELEY PRODUCERS STILL THE MARKET FOR YOU! 2 miles North of Greeley on U.S. 85 Ph. 353-4121 TUESDAYS Sale Stacker Feeder WEDNESDAYS Sate Slaughter Cattle GREELEY P R O D U C E R S FEEDER CATTLE AUCTION- TUESDAY'S SUPPLY 1,5301 WEEK AGO 1,982; Y E A R AGO 2,282. AT AUCTION: Not enough steers under 6GO Ibs. offered for t r u e test of prices, those weak to f u l l y GOe lower, heavier weights f u l l y $1.00 higher. Feeder heifers and steer calves steady w i t h h e i f e r calves steady to weak. Demand f a i r to good w i t h t r a d i n g moderately activei Feeder steers accounted for 35% of supply, feeder heifers 37%, calves 21%, stock cow* 6% and balance feeder bulls. STEERS: Choice 525-575 Ibs. $38.80-$40.25, 600-700 lb». $37.75-$39.05, 710-825 Ibs. $37.10438.70, few 1,000 Ibs. $35.20; Mixed Good and Choice few 540-560 Ibs. ?35.25-$35.'!0, few 625-875 lb«. $33.00-?36.25; S t a n d a r d . low Good Holsteins 500-625 Ibs. $34.50-^35.90, 700-850 Ibs. $30.10-?32.60, 975-1,000 [bs. $30,78$30.80. H E I F E R S : Choice 525-575 Iba $35.60-$38,25, 600-700 Ibs. $34.50436.40, fleshy 700-775 Ibs. $34.00^35.35; Mixed Good and Choice 600-700 Ibs. $32.30-$34.00. J CALVES: Choice 325-450 Ib. steers J13.85-$47.10, 450-500 Ibs. ?40.00$42.75; Mixed Good and Choice 350-500 Ibs. S38.25-S12.00; Standard and Good ?3S.OO-$38.10. Choice 300-400 Ib. he|fer« $40.50442.50, 400-500 Ibs. $37.80-$41.85; M i x e d Good ' a n d Choice 350-400 Iba. $35.00438.25, 400-500 Ibs. $35.00436.25; Good $30.75-531.50. STOCK COWS: Choice bred cows $265.004295.00 per head. Good bred cows $255.004267.50 per heao\ Choice cowl with calves at side $300.004323.00 per pair. BELOW ARE LISTED SOME OF OUR REPRESENTATIVE SALES FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1972 S T E E R S Orlsln Carlson Farms, Easllake Carlson Farms, Kaatlake Ihirnld Wpinins, LA Kail* R u b e n Schisslcr, I^a Sall» Tlnbort tilynclip, RonMer I'roilslrcim liros., Longmpnt II J Callle, Eaton Illrilock TJntl, Orccley Millon Knopf, Uennelt Andtersnn Lvst., PIna liliiffd, Wyo. iMitT-cl Gohch Keenephurg Anderson Ivvst., Pine niiifts, Wyo. Edwin Foss, Oill Hnnry T M I m n n n , Johnstown EiVwin FOES, Gill H E I F E R S J. 11. iVorlon, Meeker CarlFon F'arms. KaMlskn Dalo (Jr.Tliam, TxnRnionl Halo C r a l i n i n , Ix)ngmont Dale Graham, Ixinjmont Monson Geisick, flreeley Clayton Marlck, Orover K'cn Carl lienfon, Oreetey Monsnn OeJsick. Greeley Alex I^har, Ixingmont Herman 1/lhsack, Greoley H e r m n n Llbsack, Greeley Head 20 ANG ]7 ANG 13 FIT, 12 HL 12 WI' 3(1 JlljftBWF 22 Wf:U 11 RWK I I HFyBWF M JIX 71 "\VF S3 M X 10 HOL 15 RrHTigus 10 HOL Weight Price 45-1 ?44.!0 '368 .44.20 461 41.10 M2- 40.10 S ( 7 sslso 710 38.70 714 3830 (137 38.30 liSl, 38.2ft 805 37.45 K24 37.CO 784 37 1)0 BIO Sn'nn £56 35.1!; 724 82.60 34 WF 27 ANO 31 WF fir, WF 50 ANO flS WF 28 MX 63 MX 5fi BLBWF 29 MX 21 m,feBWF 21 BLBWF 484 41.SJ na fiS5 37.fiB filO 36.35 fi-10 35.90 733 35.45 701. 35.35 666 S4.7B 739 34.7B 659 34.60 728 34.00 765 33,30 Country Selling O f Slaughter Cattle 5 Days A TVetk In Business To Serv« You

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