Thursday, December 22, 1977 linn: t \KK > STVH Higher feed grain prices to increase meat costs T _T T I I • I** H 111 . 1C —w HI o n A f M^M .*.«._ •«._ »_i _t_ ._ t _ A »\_ .. _ —«...« —. *. fl PP c nr-t* rv» s*«wt ft ift «... t '' M. -. j J Page Eleven eace c LITTLE ROCK-Higher prices for feed gftins will have a direct effect on the cost of livestock production and eventually on the retail cost of meat, according to a livestock marketing specialist with the Arkansas Cooperative Ex• tension Service. Jarae,f A. Clower said, "Prices for feed grains dipped to extremely low levels at harvest time, but light farm selling and prospects for a strong export demand have Increased prices 50 to 75 cents per hundred weight since October." Grain is the main idgredient in rations used to finish cattle and hogs for slaughter. When the price of grain goes up, the cost of retail meats generally follows. "It takes 56 to 60 bushels of corn to finish a steer or heifer for slaughter and about 11 bushels to finish a hog," the specialist said. "A dollar-per- bushel increase in corn prices could increase the cost of retail beef cuts by 11 to 12 cents per pound, and retail pork about 8.5 cents per pound. The retail meat counter may not immediately reflect the effect of higher grain costs. Clower said farmers, wholesalers or retailers may absorb some of the added cost All increases in production costs must be reflected in higher prices at the consumer level if profit margins are maintained," he added. FIRES KILL 13 LITTLE ROCK-Fires claimed the lives of 13 Arkansas residents and injured 6 others during November, according to the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. "While the total number of fire accidents for the month is tragic, prospects for December firrs are more dismal." said Bringle Jennings, Extension farm safety specialist. He said if past trends hold true, 50 to SO fires will be attributed to Christmas trees alone. To prevent Christmas tree fires, Jennings advised choosing a small tree and keeping it in water and outside until a few days before Christmas. Once in the house, keep the tree in a container of water in a cool location to prevent drying. Jennings said accidents caused sevrn and seven injuries last month, making it the «econd most frequent Killer. Total fatalities for non-farm accidents numbered 2.1 with 17 injuries. Accidents associated with farming were clown from six in October to four, while injuries dropped from seven to two. Traffic accidents are not included in the totals. —Shop In Hope. nds its first phas CAIRO. Egypt (AP) The preliminary Cairo peace conference ended Its first phase today and suspended its work pending a decisive Christmas summit between the leaders of Israel and Egypt. "There are still disagreements, but we know where they are," said chief Israeli delegate Ellahu Ben-EUs- snr nfter a SO-minute plenary 14 Ibs. & up Supwtote Grade A TURKEYS V? BVTTEftBAU LITTLE SIZZLERS oz BONELESS HAM 1/2$ Neuhoffs Suppertimer or Amour Speedy Cut |b. mid. Sliced jb.1,2 09 • •' Reg. or Beef FRANKS NeuhofFs 12 "• 66' Jackie Hatfield $100.00— Winner CHUCK CHOPS Happy New Year OVEN Piggly Wiggly Brown N 1 Serve -<7V CHERRIES Shady Lane Maraschino Salad 10 02. jar 1 held Deluxe hand and stationary model SM-3 12 ct. pkgs. Pel Rttz fmm PIE SHELLS p** MS*, whipp«< i" .TOPPING... " Field's Frozen PECAN PIES BWseye Frozen Spears ASPARAGUS 9" sin 9 "** 2* A , ** , n w " American Whole SWEET PICKLES' Maxwell House INSTANT,,,« COFFEE fr SHOWER MASSAGE SEAHORSES Just one of the hundreds of topics in VOLUME 19 BRITANNICA JUNIOR ENCYCLOPAEDIA on salo this week $1 VOL. ONE 49' DOUIU lONiw omr SAVE -5 98 Stocking Assorted .. each TAPES Record Assorted PASCAL CELERY US* I CaUbmfe sttt Arizona Sunkist Sweet CRISP LETTUCE ALBUMS .-..'.P ^••••ItM •• t Ibs. head THE FRIBiPUEST STORE IN TOWN HOPE ARKANSAS Tuesday with every purchase * FREE PARKING >ve wecome FOOD STAMP SHOPPERS session. "We have defined the areas of disagreement." He made it clear the next step depends on the talks Sunday between Prime Minister Menahem Begin of Israel and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. "Everything depends on that meeting," added U.S. spokesman George Sherman. Egyptian spokesman Moral Sand el-Din said "definite progress" had been made. "The gap has not been completely bridged, but partly bridged," he added. Begin and Sadat plan to upgrade the peace talks to the level of foreign ministers if they can narrow the differences sufficiently to agree on a basis for expanded negotiations, Egyptian officials said. Sadat has rejected Begin's proposals for the West Bank but says "things arc moving very fast," an apparent reference to Israeli plans to withdraw from most of Sinai, At the Vatican, Pope Paul VI hailed peace overtures between Egypt and Israel as "courageous to the point of appearing audacious" and called for "all those responsible" to work together for n just and lasting peace in the Middle East. "We follow with a very particular attention and Interest the developments of the situation," the Pope said In a speech to 33 cardinals who met to hear his annual state of the church address. "Lota, lota, believe me lots" has changed, Sadat told reporters Wednesday, apparently referring to Israel's offer to withdraw from most of the Sinai desert. "My people are pushing me now." However, he labeled "unacceptable" Prime Minister Menahem Begin's offer to give self- rule to Palestinian Arabs on the West Bank of the Jordan River while maintaining an Israeli military presence there. His comments after meetings in Ismallis with Israeli Defense Minister Ezor Wetzman indicated he was sticking, at least in public, to the pan-Arab demand that Israel withdraw from all occupied Arab land. He also said he discussed with Weizman "a comprehensive settlement" that would Include Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians, buttressing a promise not to abandon Egypt's Arab partners. Saudi Arabia expressed guarded support for Sadat for the first time since he began his peace overtures to Israel. Crown Prince Fahd, the prime minister and strongman of the Saudi government, In an Interview called the Egyptian leader a "brother" and said the Saudis' "love and respect for the Egyptian people is beyond question." British officials in London said information from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Persian Gulf states Indicates their governments are thinking of publicly backing the Sadat-Begin moves if they lead to a written declaration of Intent to negotiate a general Arab-Israeli settlement. Meanwhile, the Syrian government whipped up another big demonstration against Sadat. Damascus Radio said hundred of thousands turned out in Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city, to condemn him as a traitor for his dealings with the Israelis. A similar demonstration by 500,000 was held earlier in Damascus. Upstate picketing is stopped! FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Striking coal miners in Northwest Arkansas have been ordered to stop picketing two coal shipping companies. Federal Judge Paul X Williams of Booneville issued the temporary restraining order against Ix>cal 1986 of the United Mine Workers, which had been picketing Frederic Potts and Co., Inc. and Wilkett Trucking Co. The National Labor Relations Board requested the order. The NLHB alleged that UAM employees had picketed the two firms and attempted to force employees to strike.
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