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Keep your chicks warm with the Silent Sioux brooder

Our History: January 1950

If you wanted to keep your chicks warm in the winter of 1950, you could purchase this Silent Sioux oil-burning brooder advertised in our Jan. 19 issue.

We reported that “Complaints were pouring in last week as residents of rural Manitoba felt the first impact of the general 25 per cent reduction in Canadian National Railways train service.” The article said that some communities had service cut in half, mail delivery was slowed and merchants were complaining that they could not obtain fresh fruits and vegetables.

The editorial that week praised the efforts of scientists in developing herbicides. “Through their efforts many farmers have already benefited from the use of 2,4-D in increased grain yield per acre and improvement in the grade of grain sold.”

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Union Stock Yards in St. Boniface reported weekly receipts of 786 cattle, 73 calves, 465 hogs and three sheep. The Canadian Livestock Co-operative market report said that “If farmer-feeders use reasonable discretion in marketing and keep their cattle on feed until they are able to get into a Blue grade of beef, we think they are reasonably sure to obtain a good return on their feeding operations. Should large numbers of feeders become panicky and rush their stock to market before it is ready, there could be trouble.” Choice steers up to 1,000 pounds were quoted at $22.50, Good at $20, Medium at $17.50 and Common at $15.50.

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