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NOVEMBER 2013

Vol. XV No. 10 P.O. Box 306 Valier, MT 59486-0306

Phone 406-279-3291 Fax 406-279-3249 website: tradersdispatch.com E-MAIL: trader@3rivers.net

EARLY DEADLINE Because of the Thanksgiving holiday we are forced to move our deadline for the December issue.

Deadline for the December issue will be Wednesday, November 27.

Nutrient Management Planning Conference

By NDSU Extension Service North Dakota State University (NDSU) is hosting this year’s multi-state Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Conference on November 18-20 at the Doublewood Inn in Fargo. This conference is for professionals in the nutrient management field, including educators, researchers, farm chemical applicators, agricultural regulators and government agency personnel, who are interested in improving water quality and nutrient management in the Midwest. “Environmental management is a growing concern in the agricultural industry,” says Emily Kline, an area livestock environmental management specialist at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. “We hope this conference gives professionals the chance to network and discuss current concerns.” The conference begins November 18 with an afternoon tour of NDSU’s livestock research facilities. The tour will leave the Doublewood at 12:30 p.m. Activities November 19 include morning workshops on monoslope and slotted-floor barns, vegetative treatment systems, hoop barns, grazing and the Discovery Farms program; a producer panel in the afternoon; and a social and poster session in the evening. The conference will conclude November 20 with morning workshops on compost benefits to soil, sale barn compost, comprehensive nutrient management planning and technologies, and producer feedback. Speakers include NDSU researchers and Extension specialists, producers and experts in nutrient management system design. Registration is $75. To register online, go to http://www. tinyurl.com/CRECstore. For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/lem/multistate-cnmp-conference-1 or contact Kline or Mary Berg, an area livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center, at (701) 652-2951 or emily.m.kline@ndsu.edu or mary.berg@ndsu.edu.

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Nov. 13, Big Iron, Online....................................................................................A2 Nov. 16, Western Hay Brokers, Video Auction, Hay and Equipment, Online..A48 Nov. 20, Big Iron, Online....................................................................................A2 Nov. 27, Big Iron, Online....................................................................................A2 Nov. 30, Ophus Auction Service, End of the year Auction, Big Sandy..........A5 Dec. 3, Flying D Auction, Emil Habets, Valier..................................................A6 Dec. 15, Rick Kniepkamp Statewide Auctions, Mark Morin Land,   Williston ND.................................................................................................A38

Heifers for South Dakota

Heifers for South Dakota is a project started by fellow agriculturists to help our neighbors in South Dakota during this time of anguish. We are accepting pledges of quality breeding cattle to be donated to ranchers affected by blizzard ‘Atlas’. Monetary donations are also welcomed to aid in

the purchase of additional cattle to disperse to producers in need as well as transportation costs. For more infomation and to donate please go to helpforsouthdakota.com. If donating cattle please go to the website and contact your nearest branch organizer immediately. Or call 1-406-853-3188

Gabe Brown will speak on increasing profits By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) and University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) Extension are hosting Gabe Brown, a noted soil health advocate, on a four-day, eight-stop traveling road show across Nebraska. Brown is one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement which focuses on regenerating resources. Brown, along with his wife, Shelly, and son, Paul, own and operate a diversified farm and ranch near Bismarck, North Dakota. The Browns holistically integrate their grazing and no-till cropping system, which includes multi-species cover crops, with all natural grass fed beef, poultry and sheep. Brown has been an invited speaker across the U.S. and beyond. He was honored with the NRDC’s 2012 Growing Green Awards winner in the Food Producer category. For over 15 years, he has merged back-to-basics agrarian practices with innovative sciencebased sustainable farming techniques. Brown will share topics that include: • Decreasing inputs while increasing yields • Livestock: The missed income opportunity • Producing corn for only $1.42/bushel • Regenerating soil resources • Opportunities to bring the next generation into the operation • Lowering cow wintering costs Dates, times, locations and local UNL Extension contact include (times are Central Time unless noted): November 18 – 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Mountain Time), Cheyenne County 4-H Building, Sidney; Contact: Aaron Berger, UNL Extension Office in Banner, Kimball

and Cheyenne Counties, 308-235-3122 November 18 – 5-9 p.m., Nebraska Ag Industry Education Center, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis; Contact: Barb Scharf, UNL Extension Office in Frontier County, 308-367-4424 or 888-367-4424 November 19 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Hastings; Contact: Ron Seymour, UNL Extension Office in Adams County, 402-461-7209 November 19 – 5-9 p.m., Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn; Contact: Gary Lesoing, UNL Extension Office in Nemaha County, 402-274-4755 November 20 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Time Square Event Center, Norfolk; Contact: Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension Office in Madison County, 402-370-4040 November 20 – 5-9 p.m., Scotia Community Center, Scotia; Contact: Heather DePra, UNL Extension in the Central IV Counties, 308-728-5071 November 21 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ainsworth Conference Center, Ainsworth; Contact: Dennis Bauer, UNL Extension in Brown, Keya Paha and Rock Counties, 800-634-8951 November 21 – 5-9 p.m. (Mountain Time), Chadron State College, Student Center, Chadron; Contact: Scott Cotton, UNL Extension Office in Dawes County, 308-432-3373 Cost is $15 which covers the cost of the meal. NGLC will pick up the cost of all student registrations. Participants must preregister by November 11 to reserve a meal by calling the UNL Extension office indicated. Registrations will be taken until full. For more information, contact Ron Bolze, coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, 402-321-0067 (cell) or ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org.

PRIVATE TREATY

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Beery’s Land & Livestock Co., Vida............................A15 Churchill Cattle Co, Manhattan...................................A15 Dutton Hereford Ranch, Gold Creek...........................A15 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan.....................................A15 Ehlke Herefords, Townsend.........................................A15 McMurry Cattle, Billings...............................................A15 Sidwell Ranch, Columbus............................................A15 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek...................................A15 Wichman Herefords, Moore.........................................A15 Connelly Angus, Valier.................................................A35 Wyse Genetics, Manhattan..........................................A12

PRODUCTION SALES

Nov. 25, Bobcat Angus, Great Falls...............................A3 Dec. 4, Brillhart Ranch Co., Musselshell....................A15 Dec. 6, Harmon Angus, Lavina....................................A11 Dec. 11, Shipwheel Cattle Co, Chinook......................A13

ADVERTISING DEADLINE

The very last day advertising can be accepted for the December issue is November 27

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1st & 2nd STRAIGHT ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE Large round bales ~ 1st cutting ~ 2nd 11.32 moisture, rfv 128

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CRP rental payments, direct payments and ACRE payments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country. USDA also will distribute 2013 direct payments and 2012 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program payments beginning October 24. Payments originally were scheduled to be issued earlier in the month, but were delayed by several weeks due to the lapse in Federal funding. “Farmers, ranchers and rural landowners across the country count on USDA programs and the payment delays due to the shutdown were an unnecessary burden,” Vilsack said. “USDA has prioritized making these scheduled payments without any further delay and Farm Service Agency staff have worked hard to get this assistance out the door as quickly as possible.” Producers will receive payments on almost 700,000 CRP contracts on 390,000 farms covering 26.8 million acres. In exchange for a yearly rental payment provided by USDA on contracts ranging from 10 to 15 years, farmers and ranchers enrolled in CRP agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant grasses or trees that will improve water quality and improve waterfowl and wildlife habitat. CRP reduced runoff and leaching of nitrogen and phosphorus into waterways by an estimated 605 million pounds and 121 million pounds, respectively, in 2012, and soil erosion reductions totaling 308 million tons in 2012. Direct payments for 2013 for the DCP and ACRE programs are being made to the more than 1.7 million farms enrolled in the Farm Service Agency’s programs. Producers with base acres of certain commodities are eligible for DCP payments. ACRE payments for 2012-crop barley, corn, grain sorghum, lentils, oats, peanuts, dry peas, soybeans, and wheat are scheduled to be released beginning Oct. 24 and contingent upon national average market prices and yields in each state. ACRE payments for upland cotton are scheduled to be made in early November, after the 2012/13 average market year price is published in the Agricultural Prices publication scheduled to be released on October 31. ACRE payments are scheduled to be made for large chickpeas, small chickpeas, canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame, and sunflowers are scheduled to be made in early December, after the 2012/13 average market year price is published in the Agricultural Prices publication scheduled to be released on November 27. ACRE payments for long grain and medium and short grain rice are scheduled to be made in early February 2014 after the final 2012/13 average market year price is published in the Agricultural Prices publication scheduled to be released on January 31, 2014. The 2008 Farm Bill, extended by the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012, provides authority to enroll land in DCP, ACRE and CRP through September 30, 2013, however, no legislation has been enacted to reauthorize or extend this authority. Effective October 1, 2013, FSA does not have legislative authority to approve or process applications for these programs.

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November 2013 — Vol. XV No. 10

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Deadline for December issue Wednesday, November 27 Postmaster: Send address changes to Trader’s Dispatch, PO Box 306, Valier, MT 59486-0306 Curt Aaberg, sales rep. Jean Aaberg, production Geri Aaberg, circulation Chrissy Kolste, content organizer Kathy Peterson, Chrissy Kolste, and Tammy Bock, graphic artists Office Phone 406-279-3291 FAX 406-279-3249 e-mail: trader@3rivers.net www.tradersdispatch.com Notice: Advertisers purchase space and circulation only. All property rights to any advertisements produced for the advertiser by Trader’s Dispatch, using artwork or typography furnished or arranged by Trader’s Dispatch shall be the property of Trader’s Dispatch. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced or assigned without the consent of Trader’s Dispatch.

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3/11/2013 • Mytty 4-Stroke x VRD son BW 80 • Adj. 205 742 • NR 106 BW +.5 • WW +52 • YW +98 • M +27

Lot 109 Bobcat A37

3/14/2013 • WK Bobcat x Vermilion Special Order BW 75 • Adj. 205 730 • NR 104 BW +.7 • WW +56 • YW +98 • M +33

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Bobcat Black Granite A32

3/14/2013 • Connealy Black Granite x Vermilion X Factor BW 79 • Adj. 205 742 • NR 106 BW +1.2 • WW +74 • YW +123 • M +31

Bobcat Xcalibur A55

3/19/2013 • Bobcat Xcalibur x Leachman Right Time BW 76 • Adj. 205 709 • NR 101 BW +2.6 • WW +50 • YW +89 • M +19

THESE FALL YEARLING BULLS SELL!

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Lot 54 Bobcat Z176

8/20/2012 • WK Bobcat x Vermilion Nebraska BW 80 • Adj. 205 743 • NR 110 • Adj. 365 1156 • YR 105 BW +1.3 • WW +62 • YW +104 • M +33

Lot 56 Bobcat Consensus Z164

8/17/2012 • Connealy Consensus 7229 x EXAR Milestone BW 77 • Adj. 205 727 • NR 107 • Adj. 365 1188 • YR 108 BW +2.2 • WW +55 • YW +95 • M +33

Lot 76 Bobcat Z168

Bobcat Xcalibur Z196

8/18/2012 • WK Bobcat x Bobcat O-Line BW 74 • Adj. 205 785 • NR 116 • Adj. 365 1231 • YR 112 BW +2.3 • WW +58 • YW +102 • M +35

9/16/2012 • Bobcat Xcalibur x Bobcat O-Line BW 75 • Adj. 205 732 • NR 108 • Adj. 365 1145 • YR 104 BW +3.2 • WW +53 • YW +90 • M +18

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3/9/2012 • WK Bobcat x VRD BW 87 • Adj. 205 803 ET • Adj. 365 1320 ET BW +3.1 • WW +59 • YW +106 • M +32

Bobcat Consensus Z65

3/20/2012 • Connealy Consensus 7229 x Rally Dutchman BW 65 • Adj. 205 731 • NR 104 • Adj. 365 1289 • YR 108 BW +.8 • WW +57 • YW +93 • M +25

Bobcat Consensus Z57

3/18/2012 • Connealy Consensus 7229 x Connealy Danny Boy BW 79 • Adj. 205 794 • NR 113 • Adj. 365 1340 • YR 113 BW +1.5 • WW +62 • YW +98 • M +22

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Bobcat X Factor Z70

3/21/2012 • Vermilion X Factor x Rally Dutchman BW 79 • Adj. 205 667 • Adj. 365 1217 BW +1.8 • WW +52 • YW +86 • M +16

Selling:

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110  Coming Three-Year-Old Commercial Bred Cows     ✱ AI bred to Mytty 4-Stroke & cleaned up with X Factor sons

  35  Ten-Year-Old Commercial Bred Cows   25  Registered Bred Heifers   30  7 Year Old Registered Bred Cows

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By NDSU Extension Service Some producers in southwestern North Dakota lost livestock due to October’s unseasonal blizzard. “Disposing of carcasses as soon as possible is imperative so the spread of disease and pollution does not occur,” says Mary Berg, an area Extension livestock environmental Call 406-292-3660 or 406-292-3602 management specialist at North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Center. Rendering, incineration, burial and composting are approved methods of carcass disposal in North Dakota. Composting is a naturally occurring process that breaks the carcass into basic elements via microorganisms and heat generated during composting. “It is a simple process that requires few materials and minimal maintenance,” says Emily Kline, another area Extension livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Here are tips from Berg and Kline on how to build a mor3 tality compost pile or windrow: 1991 Kenworth T600 340G-B Cat engine, 10 2001 GMC 2500 /4 ton pickup, high output 8.1L enspeed and Hyster Lowboy 25 ton trailer. Have all gine, new tires, steel tool box, step rails. Like new. • If composting one animal, build a pile. work records, new tires on tractor. Excellent shape. 18,400 miles. • If composting several animals, build a windrow. $21,500 $35,800 • You’ll need base material such as straw or old hay, bulking material such as manure or spoiled silage, and cover material such as straw, old hay or sawdust. Use this process for composting: • Start with 2 feet of base material in a windrow or circle, 3128 Upper River Road, Great Falls, MT 59405 depending on how many carcasses will be composted. Phone: 406-452-0300 Fax: 406-771-0865 • Lay the carcass on top of the base. Lance the rumen of mature cattle to ensure eruption does not occur. Have at least 1 foot of base material between the perimeter of the 406-453-0010 carcass and the edge of the Montana Toll Free base. • Cover the carcass with 1-800-452-0010 4212 North Star Blvd. #4 Distributing Company Great Falls, Montana 8 to 10 inches of bulking material. • Cover the entire pile or Complete line of Fertilizer windrow with 2 feet of cover Handling & Injection Equipment material. The cover material should be placed on the top P Pumps (pivot application, tool bar and sides, with no part of the    & sprayer application) carcass showing. The pile Complete Systems On Hand for needs a good cap to keep John Deere and all other brands P Trailers & Tanks (storage/transport, predators out and seal in heat. stationary storage) To maintain the compost site: P Injection Nozzles for • Leave the pile or windrow undisturbed to keep heat pivot application Crop sealed in during the very cold Protection P Drop Tubes & Nozzles winter months. System • Aerate the pile every two for field sprayers months using a loader from 15, 42 and 70 gallon capacity early spring until late fall. The Handler is designed primarily • Make sure sufficient covfor direct induction of chemical er material always is present. into sprayers. For more information: • Check out the eXtension 20-years experience...We service what we sell Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center’s Call us about our NOW video series at http://tinyurl. IN ST OCK com/ktghhlw. NEW Raven • Contact Berg and Kline at (701) 652-2951 or by email Guidance at mary.berg@ndsu.edu or All New Low Price Of $1695 emily.m.kline@ndsu.edu. Shapes • Visit NDSU’s livestock and Sizes Call for Special Pricing Liquid Storage environmental manage✔ Touchscreen Display ment website at http://www. ✔ On-Screen Guidance (Optional) Tanks ag.ndsu.edu/lem. ✔ Detailed Datalogging ✔ Reports Excellent Selection ✔ Controller Area Network (CAN) Technology • See NDSU’s “Animal On Hand ✔ Profile ✔ Scout - Map field boundaries Carcass Disposal Options” or create in-depth field maps. 10,000 gallon poly fertilizer storage tanks on hand publication at http://tinyurl. com/carcassdisposal.

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AUCTION Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Register 9:00 a.m. – Sale 10:00 a.m. – Free Coffee – Lunch Available

Emil Habets 554 Showdown Lane Valier, Montana

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From I-15, take exit 348 onto Hwy. 44 toward Valier. Go west approximately 4.6 miles. Turn south onto Big Flat Coulee Road for approximately .6 mile. The sale will be on the left side of the road. Follow the signs to the auction ... see you at the sale!

TRACTORS

1069 New Holland Hay Wagon

1968 Ford F600 Cabover

7720 John Deere combines

Minneapolis Moline 4x4 tractor

John Deere 2280 Swather

Versatile 400 Swather

IH TD 18 Crawler complete, motor froze D8 Caterpillar with dozer, motor seized Minneapolis Moline G1000 diesel motor, seized Minneapolis Moline 4x4 diesel tractor with D585 engine, 18x34 tires, 2,412 hours Dozer for TD9 John Deere 7410 with 740 self-leveling loader, 3-point/540 & 1000 PTO, heater, A/C, diesel, 1 set pallet forks, 9,976 hours IH TD9 Crawler, may be running by sale (2) TH 4100 tractors 4x4 Ford 6000 Tractor, select-a-speed, 3-point / PTO

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(3) Bin ladders (1) Shaeffer post pounder (1) Ford pickup box - good shape Spray coupe IH TD 14 motor 9 ft. 4 inch by 7 ft. wide flatbed with tool boxes Numerous cross ties Century pickup sprayer, Briggs & Stratton motor Misc. fuel tanks and stands Post hole digger 2 barrels full of carburators and starters Older 3/4 inch plywood

IRRIGATION

4-65 13 ft. transite pipe 2 inch plastic pipe, 20 ft. long Misc. Risers for 6 inch pipe Misc. Hook & Latch aluminum pipe, MACHINERY 4, 6 & 8 inch 26 ft. Graham Holm Cultivator +/- 38 5 inch Hook & Latch (1) Morris Cultivator, 48 foot aluminum pipe with Fargo Spreader (1) wheel line mover, no motor Morris Rod Weeder Misc. 4 & 5 inch wheel line pipe Magrath 6 inch auger, 30 ft. long with wheels Graham Holm 28 ft. cultivator +/- 97 8 inch main line ring lock with rods aluminum pipe Graham Holm 30 ft. cultivator Myers Ditch tiller Graham Holm 18 ft. cultivator Hydraulic Ditcher 32 ft. John Deere Disc - 19 inch 50 hp Cornell Irrigation Pump disc on front, 22 inch on rear YHG-50-2, 3550 rpm motor Allis Chalmers 20 ft cultivator and panel John Deere 2280 diesel Swather, A/C, 1973 Cummins motor, 220 with heater, 16 ft. header, Buckeley irrigation pump 21 ft. grain header with double swath HAYING EQUIPMENT Drill Carrier (overhead) New Holland Feed grinder John Deere 2270 diesel swather, 21 ft. truck box with hay racks 16 ft. hay header and crimper Older hay grinder (2) 7720 John Deere combines 1069 New Holland hay wagon, with headers, diesel, 460 motor, A/C, 4-speed S# H07720x600668, S# 507408 transmission, 2-speed rear end 20 ft. Versatile 400 Swather John Deere 530 round baler 20 ft. double swath for a Side delivery rake bi-directional (2) 22 ft. McDunn pickup reels 2280 John Deere Swather for parts

D8 Caterpillar with Dozer

John Deere 7410 tractor

TRUCKS & VEHICLES

1976 Ford 700 truck, 5-speed with 2-speed rear end, 18 ft. box, 40 inch sides, wood floor, 920 rubber, rebuilt 361 motor 1968 Ford F600 Cabover, 16 ft. box 1977 Ford Ranger F150 pickup, 460 motor, automatic transmission 1981 Brigadier tandem truck with 6 cyl. Detroit motor, 20 ft. Knapheide box, 52 inch sides. Older IH cabover truck, Cummins motor, doesn’t run. 1975 Kenworth cabover, Detroit motor, automatic transmission 1984 Kenworth, 400 Cummins motor

LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT

8, 12, 14 and 16 ft. feeder panels Feed wagon Cake feeder 5 pipe feeder panels Powder River squeeze chute Powder River Alley Calf feeder

Buck Rake IH One Way

ANTIQUES

ANTIQUE TRACTORS RESTORABLE

IH Super C IH WD 9 IH M Massey Harris 55

TOOLS

Overhead A-frame with chain hoist 100 amp. Battery charger Misc. water pumps Old scale / Starter / Generator Lincoln Welder - 3 phase with aluminum wire feed attachment Older Lathe

TRAILERS

40 ft. flatbed trailer, steel deck, 1122.5 tires with winches Older 36 ft. flatbed trailer, 1000 20 inch tires 28 ft. enclosed Van trailer 40 ft. enclosed Van trailer

See You at the Sale!

Flying D Auction Antique IH Tractors

Zane Drishinski Cell: (406) 289-0514

Auctioneers:

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By NDSU Extension Service The estimate of crop acreage in North Dakota that was not planted this year is about 3.75 million acres, which is based on acreage reports farmers reported to Farm Service Agency (FSA) personnel across the state. The direct financial impact to North Dakota’s farmers of prevented-planted acres in 2013 is estimated at $626.9 million, according to Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service farm management specialist. The estimate is based on the market value of the crops that would have been produced on the acreage that was too wet to plant this year. The production estimate assumes a five-year average crop mix and yields by crop reporting district in the state. The $626.9 million is the expected revenue loss after accounting for multiperil crop insurance indemnity payments on prevented- planted acres. “This represents loss in gross revenue, not net farm profit,” Aakre says. “Producers with prevented-planting acres will have significant cost reductions, which partially offsets revenue losses. However, businesses that sell to or buy from a producer will be greatly impacted by the reduced sales of crop inputs such as seed, fertilizer, pesticides and less grain to merchandise.” Because of the monetary losses, farmers will not have as much money to spend on farm inputs and personal expenditures. “Therefore, the total impact of this loss to North Dakota’s economy is considerably larger, at $1.6 billion dollars,” says Dean Bangsund, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department research scientist. “This represents the total economic activity that would have been generated in the state’s economy if the $626.9 million of crop production would have occurred.” The direct loss is for prevented-planted acreage only. The analysis assumed that crop yields would have been average had the prevented-planting acres been harvested. North Dakota averaged a little more than 1 million acres of prevented-planting per year from 2000 through 2009. The record for prevented-planting was 5.6 million acres in 2011. Nearly 100 percent of the state was planted in 2012. The survey by the FSA showed prevented-planted acres in every county. However, the majority of prevented-planted acres are north of North Dakota Highway 200. The estimated prevented- planted acres for Ward, and Bottineau counties exceeded 300,000 acres each. Cavalier, Renville and Towner counties all had more than 200,000 acres each.

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If early response is any barometer as to the success of the Montana Grain Growers Association 2013 Convention and Trade Show, this one is going to be fabulous. An exciting and informative lineup of speakers is set and Trade Show booths are filled. All that’s left is for your presence at one of Montana’s largest agricultural gatherings. Matt Flikkema, MGGA Vice-President and 2013 Convention Chairman, is excited for this convention, MGGA’s 58th, scheduled for December 3-5, 2013 at the Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Montana. “It doesn’t take a microscope to see that this year’s convention has heavy leanings towards agricultural research.” Matt, who also serves as chairman of MGGA’s Research Committee and is the organization’s representative to the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Advisory Council, rightly themed this convention, “Finding Tomorrow’s Answers Today.” He has put together an agenda paralleling his passion for research that will give farmers answers on how they will feed a growing world population. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 “Montana Ag Live” – Two separate hours, one covering issues related to wheat and barley production and the other focusing on the alternative crops becoming more prevalent in Montana cropping rotations, will be hosted by MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Professor Dr. Jack Riesselman, with audience questions answered by his hand-picked MSU agricultural research specialists. Following Montana Ag Live, industry research experts take over the microphone. Hear Dr. Rollie Sears, Syngenta and Dr. Jason Cook, WestBred, discuss the strides being made in wheat and grains research worldwide. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 No stranger to MGGA members, Jim Bower, President of Bower Trading, Inc., returns with agricultural commodities market insights based on analysis of the markets from a global perspective. MSU/WSU professor Dr. Jude Capper utilizes a scientific, no-nonsense approach to debunk some of the more commonly heard agricultural myths. Mike Hoffman, Ag Day TV’s weatherman, will look back on weather trends and give us his thoughts on where we’re going in this “Wild World of Weather.” NAWG President Bing Von Bergen has fought for Montana growers in Washington DC and Senate Ag Committee Chief Economist Joe Schultz has been leading recent Farm Bill negotiations. Both have a lot to say about the 2013 Farm Bill and what it will mean for you and your operation. Sawfly has really taken a bite out of Montana producers’ pocketbooks. MSU’s Dr. Anton Bekkerman shares his findings on the “Economic Impacts of the Wheat Stem Sawfly and Assessment of Management Strategies.”

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Whenever you can hear a presentation from Sterling Liddell, President for Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank International in its Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory Department, you can be guaranteed that his information is cutting edge and that his analysis of it apropos. From his knowledge of our global trading partners to those factors we see firsthand here at home…interest rates, land purchases, crop prices and strength of the U.S. dollar, you’d do well to listen and learn from Sterling Liddell. John Deere’s Product Marketing Manager for Region 4 (U.S., Canada and Australia/ New Zealand) Jarred Karnei makes it his job to be sure famers are not sitting on the sidelines while a technological world passes them by. Hear the latest in farm equipment technology that is helping farmers farm more efficiently for their family and for the world. The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee open their podium to Glenn Duff, Interim Dean and Director of MSU’s College of Ag who is excited about what is happening at Montana’s land grant college, Montana State University. Join Montana Governor Steve Bullock at lunch as he fills us in on the “State of Montana Agriculture.” Chief Legal Counsel for the Montana Department of Agriculture, Cort Jensen, has much to report from the Department…what has happened with laws passed during the 2013 Montana Legislature and what else is coming down the pike for producers. Dr. Bob Stougaard, superintendent at the Northwestern Agriculture Research Center in Kalispell, reported this summer that the Orange Wheat Blossom Midge has set up home in Montana, and is making inroads into the Golden Triangle. Individual management tactics have merit, but it may take a group effort. Find out what you can do to help stop this devastating pest. Montana crops have become as diversified as its landscape. Pulses, oilseeds and corn dot the farmscape as farmers step away from traditional cereal grains to try growing crops they hope will bring in more of a cash return. Hear from a panel of Montana producers who have found success in growing corn. Matt Flikkema adds, “Although speakers’ faces change with every MGGA Convention, the wealth of knowledge received by those who attend and hear those speakers is priceless. Some things that don’t change at our annual convention are the enjoyment in visiting with fellow farmers from around the state, and the resolutions process that helps us set your organization’s policy for the coming year. Producers, we need your presence, your input, your votes, to keep our resolutions sound and balanced. So, come hear, come learn and come be a part of the Montana Grain Growers Association 2013 Convention. Log onto www.mgga.org to find out more. See you in Great Falls!”

Horticulturist receives national award

By University of Wyoming Extension sent the top 2 percent of the membership Donna Cuin, horticultural program assoof NACAA and are chosen by their peers ciate in the Natrona County office of Uniand the directors of extension of their home versity of Wyoming (UW) Extension, has states, according to the NACAA. received the Distinguished Service Award Cuin was also recently elected vice presifrom the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). dent of the Wyoming Association of County Cuin was presented the award September Agricultural Agents, and in 2012 was named 18 in Philadelphia during the association’s UW Extension’s Outstanding Ag Educator annual conference. These honorees repreof the Year.

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ABOUT SHIPWHEEL Our program began with two heifers 29 years ago from a family that started raising black angus cattle in the 1940’s. We strive to produce very sound, functional, balanced cattle that perform from the range to the rail. Our cattle are expected to perform with less input in the extreme climate and rugged terrain of the Bear Paw Mountains in North Central Montana. We run a family owned, operated and managed outfit that survives solely from our cowherd.

¤ Tested for Pfizer 50K, Performance & Fertility. ¤ Volume Discounts & Sight unseen purchase guarantee. ¤ Free Delivery in MT and adjoining states. ¤ No Creep and no hoof trimming. ¤ Fully Guaranteed for first breeding season.

Klint and Lori Swanson 2265 Gooseberry Lane Chinook, MT 59523

406-357-2492 Phone 406-357-2298 Fax Email: shipwheelcattle@itstriangle.com

www.ShipwheelCattle.com

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EQUIPMENT and HEIFERS FOR SALE

John Deere 566 round baler, twine only. Excellent condition............... $10,000 Case IH 561RB round baler, Mega Wide, Mega teeth, large tires, twine only. Like new.............................................................................................. $8500 International 480 22-ft. fold-up disc. Good condition........................... $4000 1986 International grain truck, 18-ft. box, single axle, big diesel engine, 5+2 transmission. Good condition........................................................... $9500 34 Black Angus heifers from full blood cows, traveler breeding, Bangs vaccinated, approximately 550#............................................................... CALL

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HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE

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Multiple studies pay off for Maine potato producers

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Maine potato farmers have new cost-efficient options for increasing yields and improving production sustainability, thanks to research by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Bob Larkin and others at the New England Plant, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Orono, Maine, have been investigating an array of approaches to crop management. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Over several years, the scientists evaluated how cover crops, rotation schedules, soil amendments, and irrigation affect crop production and yield. As part of these studies, they also monitored how soil microbial communities and disease pathogens were affected by the different cropping systems. The researchers determined that 3-year crop rotations generally helped break the host-pathogen cycle more effectively than 2-year rotations. The 3-year rotations provided better disease control and result in higher crop yields. These rotations also supported beneficial soil microbes that improve soil quality by increasing soil organic matter or by inhibiting plant pathogens. After weighing the costs and benefits of different management systems, Larkin concluded that using a combination of Brassica and sudangrass green manures, fall cover crops, and crop rotations can reduce soilborne diseases by up to 58 percent, and adding compost to the mix increases tuber yields up to 42 percent. Larkin’s group also used mapping programs to study cropland data obtained via remote sensing and soil datasets, and determined that an estimated 153,000 acres of state farmland was devoted to potato production. They also noted that 85 percent of this acreage had soils that were classified as potentially highly erodible or highly erodible, which highlighted the need for crop management that includes soil conservation strategies. Fortunately, interpretations of the remotely sensed crop data also indicated farmers are shifting to longer crop rotations that intersperse small grains with potato, which in turn can help restore soil quality that has been decreasing over the years because of continuous potato production.

Montana Hereford Directory Anchor Polled Herefords

Cherry Springs Ranch

406-467-2880, Vaughn, MT

406-662-3375, Bridger, MT

406-848-2588, Emigrant, MT

Churchill Cattle Co

Anderson Ranch John Andras

406-670-5074, Billings, MT

Banjo Ranch

406-425-1233, Molt, MT www.banjoranch.com

406-284-6421, Manhattan, MT www.churchillcattle.com

Cooper Hereford Ranch Courtney Herefords

406-835-2501, Glen, MT

Bar Star Cattle

Curlew Cattle Co

406-399-7811, Havre, MT

406-287-9947, Whitehall, MT

Bayers Hereford Ranch

Robert Culter Ranch

Bear Paw Herefords

605-294-5332, Claremont, SD

Dallas Polled Herefords

406-357-3216, Chinook, MT

406-368-2244, Canyon Creek, MT

Beery’s Land & Livestock Co

Duncan Ranch Co

406-773-5710, Vida, MT www.beeryherefords.com

Blue Heron Ranch

406-432-2142, Galata, MT

Brillhart Ranch Co

406-947-2511, Musselshell, MT

Broken Pick Ranch

406-862-6418, Whitefish, MT www.brokenpickranch.com

Fort Keogh Livestock Research

406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

406-828-4480, Alzada, MT

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT

Feddes Herefords

Tim 406-570-4771, Manhattan, MT Dan 406-570-1602

406-285-6985, Willow Creek, MT www.cooperherefords.com

Barker Herefords

406-450-9716, Shelby, MT

Ewing Herefords

406-452-6535, Power, MT

406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

Garrison Ranches Inc Griffin Polled Herefords 406-821-0247, Darby, MT

Hess Herefords

406-778-2320, Plevna, MT

406-254-1247, Billings, MT www.mcmurrycattle.com

307-664-2205, Deaver, WY

McMurry Cattle M/D Herefords

406-778-2393, Baker, MT

Merrimac Cattle Company 406-735-4493, Geyser, MT

Ned & Jan Ward Polled Herefords

307-672-3248, Sheridan, WY

Otis Ranch

406-567-2345, Denton, MT

Holden Herefords

Rafter Ranch

406-279-3301, Valier, MT

Hultin Polled Herefords

406-832-3219, Wise River, MT

Reich Bros

406-459-5937, Helena, MT

406-580-6676, Willow Creek, MT

J Bar E Ranch

Sand-Bayers Herefords

Dutton Hereford Ranch Ehlke Herefords

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

K & C Hereford

Sparks Herefords

406-432-2296, Shelby, MT

406-223-4518, Emigrant, MT

406-765-7068, Plentywood, MT

406-288-3330, Gold Creek, MT

McKechnie Hereford Ranch

406-590-8059, Fairfield, MT

Sidwell Ranch

406-322-4425, Columbus, MT

Edward Steele

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT

Thomas Herefords

406-288-3459, Gold Creek, MT www.thomasherefords.com

Tomlinson Herefords

406-846-1370, Deer Lodge, MT

Vandeberg Ranch

406-323-1297, Roundup, MT

Wang Polled Hereford Ranch 406-895-2410, Plentywood, MT

Weaver Herefords

406-386-2244, Big Sandy, MT

Wessel Ranch

406-575-2317, Lavina, MT

Westfeeds

406-252-5196, Billings, MT www.westfeeds.net

Wichman Herefords

406-266-4121, Townsend, MT www.ehlkeherefords.com

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords 406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

406-875-2138, Pompeys Pillar, MT

Snowshoe Cattle Company

406-538-8997, Moore, MT www.wichmanherefords.com

Elings Polled Herefords

Loyning Farms

Soulsby Hereford Ranch

406-277-3628, Belt, MT www.xlazypranch.com

406-278-3406, Conrad, MT

406-328-4095, Absarokee, MT

406-698-3338, Stanford, MT

X Lazy P Ranch

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Montana Hereford Directory EASTERN MONTANA HEREFORD CONNECTION

FOR SALE PRIVATE TREATY • 100 Yearling and Two-Year Old Bulls • 40 F1 Black Baldie Bred Heifers

Brillhart Ranch Co.

Registered and commercial Herefords that will qualify for CHB Program

P.O. Box 185 Musselshell, MT 59059 406-947-2511

Website: www.beeryherefords.com

Matt & Krista Eddy & Joanne (406) 773-5721, (406) 773-5710 Cell: (406) 979-5720 bll@midrivers.com beerys@midrivers.com

Wayne • Ben

Located in Eastern Montana, 28 miles north of Circle

Beef Country Bull Sale December 4, 2013

503 MT HWY 254 Vida, MT 59274 Visitors always welcome, customer satisfaction

DUTTON HEREFORD RANCH

Churchill Cattle Co. Manhattan, MT Bulls for sale - private treaty

Hereford Genetics From Churchill There’s Nothing Else Like It! Dale Venhuizen (406) 580-6421 dale@churchillcattle.com Modest birth, massive meat Our production sale is any time you want. We sell Hereford bulls and females by private treaty. Find out more at feddes.com. Better yet, visit the ranch.

Feddes Herefords www.feddes.com 2009 Churchill Road Manhattan, MT 59741 tfeddes@msn.com Marvin Tim 406.570.4771 Dan 406.570.1602

McMURRY CATTLE

Added Genetic Balance Trait And Carcass Value ONLY THE BEST SELL Private Treaty Bull Sales

52 bred Hereford heifers bred to light birthweight horned Hereford bulls, start calving March 25th, finish by May 15th Coming 2-year old horned Hereford bulls for sale

190 SUNNYSIDE LN. GOLD CREEK, MT 59733

Churchill Sensation 028X

Dean & Renee Dutton (406) 288-3330 drm3330@blackfoot.net

David Dutton (406) 438-1059 DCUB3mt@yahoo.com

Hereford Bulls For Sale NOW Private Treaty

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Mark, Della, Lacey and Jane’a Ehlke www.ehlkeherefords.com info@ehlkeherefords.com PO Box 178 • Townsend, MT 59644

Call or email for a catalog! (406) 266-4121 • (406) 439-4311

Sidwell Ranch Bulls for Sale

Reg. #43311285 Birth: 2/28/2012

Videos available now at www.ehlkeherefords.com

THOMAS HEREFORDS Gold Creek, MT

Private Treaty

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

Fred & Doreen HP 406 254 1247 McMurry Cell 406 697 4040 mcmurrycattle@mcn.net 2027 Iris Lane Billings, MT 59102 mcmurrycattle.com

7 miles south of Columbus, MT 406-322-4425 406-861-4426

NEED LONGEVITY? THEN YOU NEED 137Y!

Richard & Shirley (406) 560-8122 Bruce & Tammy (406) 544-1536 thomasfamily@blackfoot.net WWW.THOMASHEREFORDS.COM

MHA Directors 2014 Tom Sparks, President

Registered 2’s & Yearling Bull for Sale 2013-2014 Son of old proven sires like: Genetic 137Y Lad 0827 BLL Standard 17U CTY Easy 9904W AGA 10S Stand 137Y

Lacey Ehlke, Secretary/Treasurer

Contact Justin Wichman (406) 538-8997 www.wichmanherefords.com AGA 10S Stand 137Y

Visit our booth at MSGA-Billings December 12-14

Justin Wichman, Vice President Corey Dutton, Arvid Eggen, Tim Feddes, Denise Loyning, Hyer McKechnie, Chad Murnin

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BARLEY STRAW FOR SALE Round bales, located in Fairfield, MT Phone 406-467-2061

MDS CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY

Your local source for quality American made Rolair compressors and Reelcraft hose reels. 820 9th Street North, Great Falls, MT

1-800-332-1816

Reserve Champion Market Lamb winner at the Wibaux County Fair was Reggie Nelson. The fair was held August 22-25. Photo courtesy of Renee Nelson.

Plan to attend the 7th Annual Master Seeders Conference - November 27 in Regina, SK. Go to seedmaster.ca/conference for more information.

The Leader in Overlap Control SeedMaster now offers Auto Zone Command™ & FLIP™ (Full Last Implement Pass) as standard features on its on-board and tow-behind tanks. FLIP received the coveted 2013 Gold Innovation Award at Canada’s Farm Progress Show

Auto Zone Command prevents costly input overlap by instantly stopping product flow in up to 10 metering zones. The more zones you control, the more money you will save. FLIP is SeedMaster’s patented mapping software that activates Auto Zone Command and halts product flow the first time openers pass through an overlap area. Product is then applied on the last pass, preventing double seed and fertilizer from being applied, and avoiding any seedbed disturbance.

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5,000

7.30%

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$31,903

10 ZONES OF OVERLAP CONTROL

320 sq. ft.

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5,000

7.30%

1.20%

$6.38

$31,903

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5,000

7.30%

1.20%

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$31,903

TOTAL 5 YEAR SAVINGS = $159,515

The diagram illustrates how SeedMaster’s Auto Zone Command turns off seed and fertilizer to each zone during headland passes. Without Auto Zone Command, the large area in red would receive double inputs, wasting considerable dollars.

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Changes to Region 4 deer hunting

The Fish and Wildlife commission has taken additional action to address the effects of disease on white-tailed deer in north central Montana. Over the counter Region 4 antlerless white-tailed deer B licenses purchased after October 18 will not be valid in R4 hunting districts north and west of the Missouri River. They will be valid, however, for R4 districts south and east of the Missouri, except HD 455. All white-tailed B licenses purchased before October 18 will remain valid for the entire region, except HD 455. In addition, Region 6 over the counter antlerless whitetailed B licenses are no longer for sale. In a related action on October 10, the Commission approved an emergency change to the deer hunting regulations for hunting districts 400, 401, 403, 404 and 406, north of Great Falls. In those districts, general deer licenses are now valid for either sex white-tailed deer and mule deer bucks. Previously, hunters could take either sex, either species. This change is due to a disease hitting white-tailed deer. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, EHD, was widespread in Montana this fall, including FWP Region 4. EHD primarily affects whitetails. ##### Grandparents are the “true north” by which the family’s moral compass finds its direction. ##### “Whenever I did something stupid, my grandpa would say, ‘Now, that’s using your head for a hat rack.’”

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GRAIN TRUCK FOR SALE

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The first annual North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) Web Course will be offered January 22-23, 2014. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension two-day course will provide participants in-depth learning they’d expect in a traditional invasive plants field course, said Steve Young, weed ecologist at UNL’s West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. “Whether you’re interested in management, restoration, monitoring or identification, you’ll have the opportunity to learn without the hassle of traveling,” Young said. During the online course, participants will hear from top instructors and have the opportunity to communicate with them and other participants in real-time via the Internet. Similar to the NAIPSC Field Course, this course will cover: • the principles of integrated weed management • the use of herbicides and other control tools • mapping and spatial distribution analysis of invasive plant species population • restoration, and much more. In addition, greenhouse and lab demonstrations will allow participants to hone their plant identification skills and see firsthand how plant stress can play a role in effective approaches to restoration. Continuing education units will be available for the Society for Range Management and other supporting organizations. Graduate students can earn up to two academic credits by completing online assignments following each course. All participants will be automatically registered for the NAIPSC Online Community, which will offer support and information throughout the year. Cost is $350, which includes instruction, materials, live viewing and access to instructors. For more information about the NAIPSC, visit http://ipscourse.unl.edu or contact Young at 308-696-6712, steve.young@unl.edu. To register, go to: http://go.unl.edu/growonline.

1954 FORD F600, 256 V8 motor, 4&2 transmission, 15-ft. Knapheide box with tip tops, tarp, hoist, really good condition. Always stored inside. No mice. Call 406-378-3132, Big Sandy, MT

For all of our many blessings, Lord..... We give thanks!

Local ownership – ­ Local Decisions

Celebrating 100-years of “Hometown” Service

HENKE ENTERPRISES INC.

Doug Henke ~ Chester, MT cell (406) 799-2616

BUILDING MORE!!! 1 IN STOCK

• Floating Boom Design • Lightweight Aluminum Box Boom • Stainless Steel Tanks or Plastic • Many years of testing • Boom widths up to 150-ft. • Tank sizes - 1250, 1450, 2000, 3000 gallon

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STOP BY, TAKE A SPRAY TRUCK FOR A DRIVE!!! GREENTRONICS BOOM HEIGHT AVAILABLE

(3) 2005 INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS, NEW 2013 SPRAYFLEX SPRAYERS, 120-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, Allison transmission, new tall tires, hydraulic steer, triple nozzle bodies, 5 section boom, Raven controller. Coming in - New Sprayflex Sprayer - 120-ft. & 100-ft.

SPEED – CAPACITY DEPENDABILITY

Lease to own a new 2013 Sprayflex Truck @ 2.65% Contact your authorized dealer

Henke Enterprises Inc., Doug Henke, Chester, MT

FOR SALE

Set of Duals for a Marflex or Sprayflex truck sprayer..... ..........................................................................$6900

MARFLEX SPRAYER PARTS AVAILABLE

Henke Enterprises Inc. offers-

* Complete Spray Truck assembly * Truck Frame work * Hydraulic work * Welding of steel, aluminum, stainless steel * Machining - lathe work (18”x80”) and milling * Custom built wheels for floaters & etc. - Powder Coated * Crane truck work 50-ft. of height * Electronic testing and repairs * Over 20 years experience with Marflex-SprayFlex sprayers * All sprayers tested on our irrigated and dryland farm

• 406-759-5877 or cell 406-799-2616

email: grain@ttc-cmc.net

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page A18

How to find a game warden in North Central Montana

FULL SERVICE DEALER Call for all your truck, parts & service needs

2006 Volvo VNL, Cummins ISX, 400 hp, Eaton 10 speed, 3.36 ration, air ride, aluminum wheels, 295/75R22.5 tires. #392003....... ......................................$10,750 2007 Kenworth W900B Cummins ISX 450 ST, FRO16210C, 72” Aero sleeper, 244” wheelbase. 820,000 miles......................$37,500

2012 Mitsubishi Fuso FG140 4x4, 3.0L 4P10 engine, 161 hp, Duonic 6 speed trans., 133.9” wheelbase........ Call for pricing

2006 Freightliner CL120, MBE 4000, 450 hp, Meritor auto shift, 228” wheelbase, 70” RR sleeper...................................$12,750

Missoula, MT 5561 Expressway

Authorized Dealer

Visit us online at www.istatetruck.com

2001 Freightliner C120, Detroit Series 60, Meritor 10 speed manual, RT40-145, 3.58 ratio, 230” wheelbase.............$12,750

(406) 728-7600 or (800) 735-6336

With the fall hunting seasons upon us it’s important to remember how to find a Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden and how to report a game violation. Montana’s fish, wildlife and parks resources belong to everyone in the state. So when someone poaches an animal or vandalizes a state park that person is stealing from each Montana citizen. A simple way to report a crime is to call 1-800-TIP-MONT (847-6668), or the local sheriff’s office, or the FWP Region 4 office in Great Falls, (406) 454-5840. However, the preferred method is to simply call the local game warden. In north central Montana, FWP Region 4, there are 15 wardens who can be reached on their work cell phone: Captain Mike Martin, Great Falls, 788-2834 Sergeant Steve Vinnedge, Great Falls, 788-5849 Kelly Friede, Great Falls, 788-0676 Brett Logan, Great Falls, 788-9459 Kqyn Kuka, Great Falls, 750-3574 Bryan Golie, Wolf Creek, 788-9389 Kyle Andersen, Lewistown, 366-2447 Shawn Briggs, Lewistown, 366-4800 Rod Duty, Choteau, 590-7520 Bob Hammer, Stanford, 366-0343 Wendy Kamm, Fort Benton, 788-3679 Mike Krings, Conrad, 788-0329 John Lesofski, White Sulphur Springs, 788-3023 Dave Holland, Fort Shaw, 788-0378 For problems in state parks call Josh Stoudt, Great Falls, 788-1569. ##### I am on a new grapefruit diet that I really believe I can stick with. I just eat everything except grapefruit.

BOOK EARLY for your 2014 Spring Seeding

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G ll – steel flatbeds

for North Central Montana & the Hi-Line area

Available options include: hydraulically powered supplement feeder & hydraulically powered post hole. Get the most out of your pickup with a Hydra-Bed™, the only true flatbed with high-speed bale handling. From the comfort and safety of your pickup cab, anyone can pick up, haul and unroll two bales with ease.

New Haulmark & Look Enclosed Trailers

Gooseneck & Bumper Pull

Tuffloader Tilt Trailers

Gooseneck model: Bumper Pull model: 6-ft. stationary deck with 16-ft. tilt deck 4-ft. stationary deck with 16-ft. tilt deck Both models have 18” treadplate approach

NEW SKID STEER TRAILERS

1-New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck skid steer trailers, 80” wide, 7000# torsion axles, foldover ramps, tread plate fenders, treated wood floor, radial tires........................$5895 1-New Circle D 18-ft. bumper pull, with 16” tires, 7000# axles, ramps..................$4695

Excellent Selection On Hand

New Diamond C car haulers 3500, 5200 & 7000# axles 16-ft. 18-ft. & 20-ft. IN STOCK

Used aluminum snowmobile trailer. AS-IS...................$200

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USED EQUIPMENT

International 4900 water truck with 7.3 diesel, 5 & 2 speed, 2000 gallon tank, new 3” Berkeley pump, front/rear/ side spray, hose reel..$13,995

NEW UTILITY FLATBED TRAILERS

New 18’x83” heavy duty car hauler, wrap tongue, 6” channel frame, brakes on two axles, 7000 lb. axles.................................................................................................... $4395 New 18’x83” deluxe car hauler, wrap tongue, set back jack, brakes on two axles, ramps, 5200 lb. axles.................................................................................................... $3995

New Travalong 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailers......................................$9395 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck dump trailers.....................................$10,395 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer......................................$7995 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer with tarp.......................$8495

1995 Diamond D 6’8”x16-ft. gooseneck stock trailer........... . ...................................$3900

NEW STOCK & HORSE TRAILERS

Load Trail utility trailer with sides............................$1600

Car dolly...............................$800

Hillsboro 30-ft. gooseneck tandem dually flatbed........$5800 1999 Gradall 542-6 42-ft. boom, 6000# capacity..........$16,995

Diamond D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 gates, spare, Rhino lined floor.......... . ...................................$3500

4-New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailers with sliding center gate. Each.......$9395 4-New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock with 2 sliding center gates. Each...........$10,395 1-New Circle D 6’x16-ft. bumper pull stock trailer, 5200# axles.............................$7295

4x7’ Heavy duty Trailer Mats.....Each $65

New Circle D pickup flatbeds Hillsboro 7x18 gooseneck stock trailer............................$3500

Iron Steer 20-ft. lumber roller trailer with hoist............$7500 Kiefer Built 6x20 gooseneck stock trailer...................$3500

1979 Champ 5000# gas forklift, 21-ft. height, side shift..$10,500

2-53-ft. storage vans. Each.$5995 1-28-ft. storage van with side door, lift gate................$4995

1986 Timpte-Beall 40-ft. belly dump, single gates....... $12,900

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Homeowners should watch for mice in their homes

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR With the weather getting colder, now is the time homeowners start to see more mice in their homes, said Stephen Vantassel, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) program coordinator for the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management. The main reason that mice come into homes this time of year is to get warm, Vantassel said. “Small animals spend a lot of energy trying to keep themselves warm,” he said. “They are desperately looking for a warmer place to reduce their caloric needs.” All mice need to enter a home is a hole that measures three-eighths of an inch or larger. It is important to inspect the house for these openings and seal them, Vantassel said. Mice can climb, so be sure to inspect the entire house, not just the foundation. “Establish weed-free zones around the foundation,” he said. Bird feeders should be monitored so that food does not spill out of them and attract mice. Vantassel said there are ways to tell if mice are in your home before seeing them. Because mice live in the walls of homes, people might be able to hear their vocalizations or may notice pets scratching at the walls. “If you are seeing a mouse in the living space running across the floor in the kitchen, chances are you’ve had mice for a while because mice will live in the walls long before they are exploring beyond them,” he said. To get rid of mice, Vantassel recommends setting at least a dozen traps, a higher number than most people would think to set. “You want to make sure you are controlling them quickly and aggressively,” he said. For more information on how to control mice, visit the UNL Extension NebGuide “Controlling House Mice” available from a local extension office or online at: http://www. ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/g1105.pdf. #### Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.

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2011 John Deere 1830 61-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot. Tag #11820..... 1997 Concord 4012 40-ft., 12” spacing, 2000 tow behind tank. Tag #13018....... .............................................................................................................$18,900 ...........................................................................................................$167,000

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2001 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3450 tow behind cart. Tag #9912...................... $63,500

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between air cart, nice shape. Tag #10488.$71,900

Concord 5012 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, Concord 3000 air cart. Tag #11856......................... $24,900

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Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 7.5” spacing, steel press wheels, 1610 160 bushel cart. Tag #10752........... ...........................................$34,900 1997 John Deere 1780 corn planter, 12 row, 30”. Tag #12060.....$28,500 John Deere 9350 box drill. Call for details. Tag #12568...............$8300 1992 Concord 5612 56-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3000 tow behind cart with hydraulic drive. Tag #12723. 2007 John Deere 1830 61-ft. air seeder, 12.5” spacing, single shoot. Tag #12719................ $140,000 ................................................................. $20,900

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2013 John Deere 8285R MFWD, premium cab, IVT transmission, auxiliary hydraulic connect. Tag #12821................................................... $320,000 2011 John Deere 8285R MFWD, IVT transmission, ILS, 7” color display, no ACS steering, premium cab and radio, intelligent power management, cold weather package. Tag #12416............... $223,000

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1997 John Deere 9400 4WD, 24/6 manual transmission, 4 remotes. Tag #11623.................... $98,000 Big Bud 460/30 4WD, Detroit diesel, powershift transmission, 50% rubber. Tag #10890.... $49,500 2010 Case STX485 4WD, PTO, weight package, auto steer. Tag #12960................................... $230,000 Versatile 900 4WD, 3 remotes, 35% tires. Tag #11690........................................................ $9000

2012 John Deere 7280R, IVT transmission, MFWD, H480 loader, lots more. Tag #12832...... $239,500 2012 John Deere 7260R, IVT transmission, MFWD, H480 loader, lots more. Tag #12831...... $232,500 2010 John Deere 4720 MFWD, cab, hydro, JD 400CX loader, quick hitch. Tag #11811................ $46,000 2010 Case Puma 195 MFWD, loader and grapple, CVT powershift transmission. Tag #13147............ ............................................................... $124,000 2007 Case Puma 180 MFWD, cab, PTO, loader suspension, SL loader with bucket and grapple. Tag #12417.............................................. $98,500 2004 Case Magnum 255 MFWD, powershift transmission, 3-point, 1000 PTO, 4 remotes, fenders, 480/70R34 fronts, 520/85R46 rear duals, Trimble EZ-Guide autosteer. Tag #12276........... $104,000

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2005 Case IH RBX562, round baler, twine/net. #13218..................................................... $15,000 2002 Case IH RBX561 round baler with net and twine, 1000 PTO, converging wheels. Tag #12928......... ................................................................. $12,600

AFTER HOURS SALES CALL: Jack Hadcock 271-7839 or 899-5657 Burke McCormick 873-2813, 450-3606 Dan Lannen 590-4488 Jake Han 450-3605 Joe Flesch 239-2660 Jim Orr 289-0744 Pat Wheeler 450-1704 Barry MacGillivray 590-4703 Ron Lipke 899-4993 Neil McCormick 470-2927 Mark Eney 539-0803

2009 John Deere 4930 sprayer, 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, eductor, wheel slip, deluxe cab. Tag #11631................................................... $225,000 2011 John Deere 4830 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, eductor, foam marker, traction control, very nice. Tag #9229.............................. $244,000 2007 Top Air 2400 sprayer. Tag #12737...... $60,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, dual nozzle bodies. Tag #12395............... $15,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer. Tag #12134. Call Conrad for details..................................................... $8500 Massey-Ferguson 2675 2WD, cab, air, 3-pt., 3 reFlexi-Coil 65XL sprayer, 80-ft. booms, 1500 gallon motes, MF 246 QA loader, 103 hp. #11973........... tank, windscreens, foam markers. Tag #12790..... ................................................................. $16,000 .................................................................... $4000 1994 Belarus 5150. Tag #12189.................... $8900

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Frontline Ag’s Combine CLOSEOUT!!

2010 Case IH 7120 singles, spreader, yield monitor. #13146. Call Cut Bank for Details.......... $224,800 2010 John Deere 9770 STS premium cab, singles, chopper, Contour Master fixed speed & reverser, 800/65R32 R1 drive tires, 18.4x26 steering tires, 26-ft. hi capacity auger, 640D header. #11320...... ............................................................... $313,500

2004 John Deere 9860 STS duals, chopper, yield monitor, 936D header, header height & reel resume & float, hydraulic fore & aft reel control, fine cut chopper with chaffer spreader, 22.5-ft. unloading auger, small wire concave, 20.8-42 R1 drive tires, general purpose chaffer, Harvest Monitor. #12566................................................... $229,800

2006 John Deere 9760 small grain, 2WD, singles, chopper, yield monitor, guidance ready. This combine was reconditioned 2011. Rebuilt rotor and concaves $11,000 repair. #12801.......... $189,500 2010 Case IH 7088 2WD with 2006 MacDon 973 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, singles, chopper, yield monitor, guidance ready, transport. #12959.......... ............................................................... $229,800

2001 John Deere 9750 STS 2WD, singles, 20-ft. unloading auger, 800/65R32 R1 drive tires, 16.9x26 R1 steering tires, twin disk spreader with chaff spreader. #8982..................................... $125,600

2002 Massey-Ferguson 8780XP 4000 pickup header S/N 041151 and 5000 draper header HM60169. #13103. Priced to move............... As Is - $97,500 2009 John Deere 9870 STS premium cab, duals, chopper, guidance ready, 640D header, 2600 monitor, 20.8-38 dual drive tires, 3.15” header lift cylinder, fine cut chopper with chaff spreader, hydraulic fore and aft reel control, 22.5-ft. unloading auger. #12216........................................ $212,000

1994 Gleaner R62 Ag Leader mapping, 30.5-32 @ 60%, HD finals, 300 bushel grain tank, 2005 MacDon 962 30-ft. header, pickup reel S/N 163500. #10815..........................................As Is - $79,800

1994 John Deere 9600 JD 930 header S/N H00930p661938, batt reel, New Wilray header trailer, always shedded. #10782............... $59,800

1992 John Deere 9600 930 rigid platform, pickup reel, chopper and chaff spreader. #13164....... $55,000

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1997 Case IH 2188 good tires, Maurer unloading auger extension, NO header. #10674...... $54,900 1982 John Deere 7720 24-ft. header with pickup reel, spreader, chaffer. #13084................As Is - $9900

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WANTED Versatile 895 or 875 in good condition, low hours; 34-ft. plus chisel plow; 20-ft. plus disc; Air seeder; Truck with 20 - 24-ft. box; International or John Deere combine with 30-ft. plus header, low hours. Phone 406-366-3216

Common fall insect invaders

By Annette Heisdorffer, Ph.D., Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture noticed as a mass of insects on the outside of As the weather turns cooler, insects bebuildings. Then during the growing season, gin to find an overwintering site. Dr. Lee damage due to this stinkbug may be seen in Townsend, University of Kentucky Coopfield crops and garden plants. erative Extension Entomologist, reminds Stinkbugs are roundish, shield-backed us that in the fall several insects become bugs with five segmented antennae. Brown accidental invaders into the home. Boxelder marmorated stinkbug can be recognized as bugs and the brown marmorated stinkbug a relatively large and flattened stinkbug. It may be insects trying to come inside this gets its name from the marbled brown and fall. gray colors on its back. The underside is Boxelder bugs are common insects that variable in color but is much lighter than feed on sap from leaves, twigs, and seeds of the upper side. To distinguish it from other boxelders as well as other members of the similar stinkbugs such as the brown stink maple family. Large numbers of them acbug, it has two wide white-banded areas cumulate in the fall and can be seen on tree on the antennae. A hand lens can be used to trunks or branches, or sunning themselves see the bands. The abdomen on the brown on the south or west sides of buildings. marmorated stinkbug extends past the wings Adult boxelder bugs are elongate, oneexposing light colored ‘triangles’ past the half inch long insects with sucking mouthwing edges. It also has only one small tooth parts. They are mostly black with some red along each leading edge of the thorax, and markings. There are three narrow red lines this tooth is just behind the eye. When on the segment behind the head, one down disturbed, it will leave a cilantro-like odor. the center and one on each side, and a thin Anyone noticing a cluster of stink bugs red inverted “V” about the middle of the on a building is encouraged to collect some back. The wingless immature or nymphal in a container of rubbing alcohol and take stage has a black head, antennae, and legs. it to your local county Extension Office for The red abdomen has an orange-yellow identification. This information will help stripe and spot down the center of the us establish any changes in distribution back. Boxelder bugs feed on plants during and abundance of this pest in the Comthe summer. They move to sheltered areas monwealth. including nearby houses and buildings in Mechanical exclusion is the best method the fall and remain there during the winter. to keep stinkbugs from entering. Cracks Sweep or vacuum up and discard those around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes, found inside. They will not multiply nor will behind chimneys, and underneath the wood they infest any household articles. These fascia and other openings should be sealed harmless insects are only a nuisance or acwith good quality silicone or silicone-latex cidental invader; however, they may leave caulk. Damaged screens on doors and winan odor and stain when crushed. dows should be repaired or replaced. Exclusion is important in reducing numExterior applications of insecticides, may bers that get indoors. Check door sweeps offer some minor relief from infestations and places outside the house that may allow where the task of completely sealing the them to get inside. Insecticidal soap can be exterior is difficult or impossible. Homsprayed directly on the boxelder bugs coneowner products containing the active ingregated on outside walls as a safe means gredients deltamethrin, cyfluthrin, lambdaof control. cyhalothrin, cypermethrin, or permethrin Another insect pest that may be seen on are options. They should be applied in the sides of buildings on warm fall days is the fall as the bugs begin to congregate. These brown marmorated stinkbug. This is a new insecticides are broken down by sunlight so insect pest to the area. During the summer the residual effect will decrease and may not months it can be a very serious pest of many kill the insects much beyond several days fruit, vegetable, nursery, and field crops. or a week. It was found for the first time in Daviess If numerous bugs are entering the livCounty in January of this year inside a ing areas of the home, locate the openings home. As it moves to a new area, it is first where the insects gain access. Typically, stink bugs will emerge from cracks under or behind baseboards, around window and door trim, and around exhaust fans or lights in ceilings. Seal these openings with caulk or other suitable materials to prevent the insects from crawling out. Both live and dead stinkbugs can be removed from interior areas with the aid of a vacuum cleaner; however, the vacuum may acquire the smell of stinkbugs for a period of time. It is not advisable to use an insecticide inside after the insects have gained access to the wall voids or attic areas. For more information on insect pest proofing your home, contact the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-6858480. More information about the brown marmorated stinkbug can be found at http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/ BMSB/welcome.html.

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$1.5 million grant to UW bolsters obesity research

By University of Wyoming Extension What rotten timing. A four- to five-day period right after one’s birth determines whether you have a life-long wrestling match with obesity and other disorders like hypertension or a more peaceful life staying within average weight parameters and normal blood pressure. Blame your mother. University of Wyoming (UW) researchers in the Center for the Study of Fetal Programming know that newborn lambs born to obese mothers lack the leptin hormone surge that dials the appetite-regulating centers in the brain within a normal range and controls appetite through life and across generations. Sheep are at the center of the research for good reason. “Sheep turn out to be an exceptionally good model,” said center director professor Stephen Ford. “They’ve been used as a biomedical model for human pregnancy research all over the world.” Now, a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers study the role of fetal cortisol in the mechanism that eliminates the postnatal leptin surge in offspring of obese mothers. “We have an idea of what hormones or developmental changes in the fetus might be involved in preventing the surge of leptin from occurring,” said Ford, Rochelle Chair. The Rochelle Chair was established in 1992 by Curt and Marian Rochelle to attract and retain nationally and internationally recognized scholars and teachers to enhance the university’s reputation, research earnings and student recruitment. Offspring born from obese mothers and not experiencing the leptin surge have increased appetites, obesity levels and other disorders later in life. “That surge only lasts four or five days,” said Ford in the Department of Animal Science. “That sets your appetite for life.” His research shows what happens in sheep is very similar to what happens to human offspring born to obese or overweight women. “Lambs are born with an increased percentage body fat, they exhibit increased appetites, develop insulin resistance and obesity and have an increased incidence of hypertension – a whole cadre of things,” he said. Human infants born to obese mothers exhibit a similar group of health concerns that are termed metabolic syndrome. The mother sheep are fed a high-energy diet designed to cause a 70 to 80 percent of their body weight gain by term, which results in the same percentage of body fat as exhibited by obese women, said Ford. Ford has found that lambs from these obese mothers have about three times the percentage body fat of normal lambs. “So instead of 5 percent like normal lambs, they had about 15 percent,” he noted. “And you can’t see the fat. If you look at the lambs, they look completely normal. All the extra fat is internal.” When lambs born to obese mothers reached maturity, they ate twice as much as control lambs when allowed to eat all they wanted. In the feed studies, lambs from obese mothers ate for the same amount of time as the control lambs but ate twice as much (ate faster) and developed obesity, insulin resistance and hypertension. When offspring from obese mothers were fed only nutritional requirements into old age (equivalent to 60-plus years of human age), they maintained normal body weight, adiposity and health status. But when allowed to eat all they wanted, they ate more than those offspring born to lean mothers, their weights skyrocketed and they developed insulin resistance and other disorders. “This suggests you are programmed at birth, but if you consume only enough nutrients to meet requirements, you can stave off a lot of the problems associated with the metabolic syndrome, but they are still there waiting to be expressed,” said Ford. Second generation offspring also exhibited no leptin surge. “Thus, the predisposition to obesity and the metabolic syndrome can cross generations,” he said. Ford collaborates with Peter Nathanielsz, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, director of the Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Research, and is also co-director of the Center for the Study of Fetal Programming. Nathanielsz has a colony of nonhuman primates at San Antonio he uses to confirm the sheep results and move it closer to human relevance, said Ford.

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Choices at the gas pump changed but work the same

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln Choices have changed at the gas pump, but drivers shouldn’t see a change in how fuel performs in their cars, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension educator says. Motorists for many years have had a choice of gasoline fuel with octane ratings of 87 regular, 89 with 10 percent ethanol or 91 premium. However, oil companies have started to run a sub-octane fuel up the pipeline, which is 83 or 84 octane, said John Hay, associate extension educator in biological systems engineering at UNL. Mixing ethanol with the sub-octane fuel gives it the octane boost it needs to reach 87 octane level. Ethanol has an octane rating of 100. Fuel stations have begun to change their pumps and labels to reflect the new blends. “This sub-octane fuel needs to be blended with other fuel types to make it the 87 octane level or above we need at the pump,” Hay said. “So basically, 87 with ethanol replaced the 89 with ethanol, and our low cost option at the pump is now 87 with ethanol.” Hay said for those that used to fill up with 89 with ethanol, they can now fill up with 87 with ethanol and it will work the same in their engines. Before the changes, Hay said there was about a 10-cent price difference in regular gas versus the 10 percent ethanol blend. However, since the changes, that has been ranging 15 to 25 cents across the state. “The reason is because the 87 regular used to be just the fuel coming out of the pipeline; now it has to be blended with 91 octane premium fuel to make the 87 octane regular,” Hay said. The majority of the U.S. has already seen this change, and Hay said Midwest fuel stations will be deciding what blends to carry and what prices to charge over the next few months. An octane rating ranks fuel’s ability to compress without detonating. “The average car needs a minimum octane rating of 87,” Hay said, but be sure to consult your owner’s manual for minimum octane required for your car. “To take advantage of higher octanes, you need a car with higher compressions, such as a high-performance sports car.” Octane is not a rating of energy density and both the 87 with ethanol and the old 89 with ethanol have the similar Btu content and will both give drivers the same gas mileage. Hay said another fuel fact is about winter and summer fuel. As winter approaches, oil companies will begin their annual change to “winter” fuel. This winter fuel will have the same octane but is made of shorter chains of hydrocarbons and is thus more volatile and less energy dense. The higher volatility helps with cold start in winter conditions, yet has less energy than summer blend gasoline. This reduction in Btu content will be accompanied by lower gas mileage but also a lower price at the pump, Hay said. He said the oil market has a lot of price volatility and thus price changes due to switchovers like summer to winter and winter to summer are hard to notice. Similarly driving conditions and styles make fuel mileage fluctuate, making small changes in the fuels energy hard to distinguish.

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2006 New Holland BR780A baler, net/twine, 1000 PTO and 14,450 bales..................................................................................$16,000

NEW John Deere 6125R 125 hp. MFWD tractor.................. IN STOCK John Deere 6150M . ............................................................ IN STOCK 2-2012 John Deere 8285R MFWD, 480/50 duals, powershift............... ....................................................................... Starting at $209,500 John Deere 8295R MFWD, cab, PowerShift, 480/50 rear duals, 420/34 fronts, quik-hitch, 5 SVC’s, HIQ lights................................ $184,900 2003 John Deere 7420 MFWD, IVT transmission, 18.4x42 tires, loader ready, 4260 hours................................................................ $80,900 John Deere 7230 MFWD, IVT transmission, 741 loader, grapple, 1130 hours................................................................................. $129,900 John Deere 7230 MFWD, PowrQuad transmission, 741 loader, grapple, 1134 hours........................................................................ $126,900 2006 John Deere 5403 2WD with open station, canopy, 2 rear SCV’s, approximately 1500 hours................................................... $18,900 2005 John Deere 5203 2WD, open station, 540 PTO, 2 remotes, 2111 hours................................................................................... $11,500

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John Deere deep dish duals to fit 18.4-38................................$2650 John Deere one new steel dual to fit 460/38............................$2650 Allis Chalmers cast duals to fit 18.3-38...................................$1050 Snap on duals to fit 16.9-38.........................................................$850

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2-2013 John Deere R450 rotary swathers, 3-400 hours............. Call John Deere 4995 with 16-ft. disc header. 1400 hours...........$75,900 2002 John Deere 4895 14-ft. sickle header, new bearings and rolls, new sickle, 2800 hours.....................................................$49,900 2012 New Holland 8040 12-ft. header and buddy seat. .......$69,900 New Holland HW305 14-ft. HS header, 1168 hours..............$55,000 New Hollan HW305...............................................................$37,900 New Holland HW305 12-ft. HS header, 2240 hours..............$37,000 New Holland 2550 16-ft. header............................................$28,900 New Holland 1114 diesel, air conditioning, 14-ft. auger header......... . ...........................................................................................$9500

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2012 John Deere S-670 premium cab with HID lights, AutoTrac Ready/ Harvest monitor, GS3 2630 display, Pro Drive transmission, power tail board, 900/60R32 drive tires, 600/65R28 steer tires.$329,000 John Deere 9770 combine with 930 draper header............$289,000

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New John Deere 995 7-bottom switch plow.........................In Stock John Deere 995 7-bottom plow, Sterling packers..................$18,900 1999 John Deere 995 7-bottom switch plow..........................$14,900 John Deere 995 5-bottom plow................................................$8800 John Deere 4600 6 bottom rollover plow with trash boards. Great shape....................................................................................$7500 John Deere 4600 5 bottom rollover plow..................................$5500 John Deere 4600 5 bottom rollover plow with trash boards......$4500 2004 John Deere 980 36-ft. field cultivator with rear harrow....$23,900 2009 John Deere 680 24-ft. chisel plow, walking beam, rear harrow, twisted boots......................................................................$19,900 John Deere 1610 27-ft. chisel plow, hydraulic folding wings, standard points....................................................................................$9500 John Deere 900 7 shank V-ripper.............................................$5490 John Deere 512 disc ripper, 7 shank, 17’6” narrow fold............ CALL John Deere 940 12-ft. land plane. Good condition....................$4700 Brillon 30-ft. roller harrow with C tines...................................$23,500

2003 John Deere 8320, MFWD, powershift, 3 remotes, front fenders, duals, 20 front weights, Green Star ready, 3083 hours...... $129,900 John Deere 6400 MFWD, JD 640 loader, 11,036 hours........... $34,900 John Deere 741 loader with bucket, grapple, 3 function valve...$11,000 John Deere 741 loader................................................................ Call New Holland 8670 MFD, cab, Super Star, 4 remotes with NH 7514 loader/bucket/grapple, 11,724 hours.................................$32,900 Ford 8N 2WD............................................................................$2200 2008 New Holland LM5060 telehandler, 2800 hours............$69,900 2009 New Holland LM5040 telehandler, 2600 hours............$65,900 New Holland TV120 2WD.........................................................$7250 New Holland Ford 3000...........................................................$3800 Degelman 5700 12-ft. front blade with John Deere 700 series mounts..............................................................................$12,900 Kelly B-60 3-point mount backhoe............................................$6700 Buhler 1080 Catz 3-point snowblower......................................$2300 GID CBSF2028 clamp on bale spear..........................................$650

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New Holland SF115 90-ft suspended boom sprayer, 1600 gallon, dual nozzles, Raven 450 controller, tall narrow tires, new Ace water pump. Nice condition and stored in shed........... .................................................................................................................................. $29,000 John Deere 930 flex header, Crary wind system pickup reel, poly in good shape...... $15,000 2-FreeForm 1600 gallon water tanks, black interior, gray exterior, 2 inch fill............ $1000 ea. All reasonable offers considered. Phone (406) 397-3386, Hingham, Montana

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By Joel B. Schumacher, M.S., Associate Specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, MSU Extension Have you heard the saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch?” While free lunches do not happen often, I can tell you something you can do for free over your lunch hour that might make a big difference in helping you pay for lunch or anything else you have in mind! Montana State University Extension’s webinar series “Solid Finances” will teach adult financial education in 16 sessions, which will continue on December 3rd. The 2013-2014 schedule of free online webinars includes new sessions on student loans, financial fraud, identity theft, retirement, estate planning and more. Solid Finances webinars are scheduled for the lunch hour to make them easily accessible. This year’s program will include several guest speakers. Carrie Johnson, South Dakota State University assistant professor and Extension Specialist in Family Resource Management, and Luke Erickson, University of Idaho associate professor of Personal Finance and Extension Educator, will share their expertise to address some new issues. For a complete schedule, visit: www.msuextension.org/solidfinances/ webinarschedule.html Several hundred Montanans and dozens of others have participated in this award-winning program. The webinar series is free and no products or services are sold as part of the series. Sessions are available in three ways: People may register for the webinar series to obtain a log-in ID, then view the live sessions from a home or office computer. To register, please visit www.msuextension.org/ solidfinances/ and follow the registration instructions. Groups can watch live webinar sessions at a pre-scheduled site hosting viewing in various communities. Communityhosted sites are still being added for upcoming dates. For specific location information, visit www.msuextension.org/ solidfinances/hostlocations.html All sessions will be available as archived sessions on the Solid Finances website: www.msuextension.org/solidfinances. For more information about Solid Finances, contact Joel Schumacher, associate Extension specialist, at 994-6637 or jschumacher@montana.edu or Wendy Wedum, Pondera County Extension Agent, at 271-4054 or wendy.wedum@ montana.edu. There are many recordings of earlier sessions of Solid Finances also available for viewing. The first two sessions were on “Federal Student Loans: Issues for Current and Potential Borrowers,” which contains important information for families who have children heading off to college, the first section of recordings focused on Student Loan related issues – looking at completing the Federal Aid For Student Assistance (FAFSA) forms, creating the Pin ID’s and understanding the different types of student loans that are available. And, there is a bonus: Montanan residents can earn a $10 gift certificate for completing ten of MSU Extension’s Solid Finances course. Visit the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance website at www.csi.mt.gov and click on the rotating screen titled “Montana Cash Course” for details. So, perhaps you could enjoy a free lunch with your free education. We hope you’ll participate and learn through the Solid Finances Series.

4-H educators, specialist receive national recognition

By University of Wyoming Extension Albany and Johnson County 4-H educators and a state specialist have received honors from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA). Mary Louise Wood, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educator in Albany County, received the Achievement in Service Award. Wood was presented the award September 18 in Pittsburgh during the association’s annual conference. Wood serves as president of the Wyoming Association of Extension 4-H Agents. 4-H educator Rachel Vardiman of Johnson County received the Distinguished Service Award, and Warren Crawford received the Meritorious Service Award. Crawford is a youth development specialist in the Wyoming State 4-H Program Office in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Laramie. Vardiman and Crawford were unable to attend the conference.

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More than 400 Montana Farm Bureau members will travel to the Billings Hotel and Convention Center November 10-13 for the 94th Annual Montana Farm Bureau Convention. The convention is a time when Farm Bureau policy is voted on and members have the opportunity to attend informative workshops, hear top-notch national speakers and enjoy the camaraderie of other farmers and ranchers across Big Sky Country. Featured speakers include Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT) for the Century Club Breakfast, American Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Anderson and AFBF’s General Counsel Ellen Steen. Sarah Calhoun, the entrepreneur who started the Red Ants Pants Company in White Sulphur Springs, will be Monday’s motivational speaker. The convention kicks off with the Foundation Speech Contest Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. The speech contest has two divisions, junior and senior, competing for $1500 in prize money. The Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet will be held Monday afternoon. This competition simulates a town meeting where ideas are exchanged on a selected agricultural topic. The winner receives $500 and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the national event during the AFBF Annual Convention in January in San Antonio. The winner of the national competition drives off in a new Chevy or GMC truck. Farmers and ranchers attending the convention will have a variety of workshops to choose from including estate planning, the latest on the farm bill, risk management, rail transportation, the Montana Beef Council “Myths and Facts” and working together

with the media. Tuesday is dedicated to the Resolutions Session, where delegates from county Farm Bureaus discuss and vote on what will—and won’t—become MFBF policy for the coming year. The voting delegation also votes on the organization’s officers and board members. Tuesday evening is the popular awards banquet, where county Farm Bureaus received recognition for their hard work in a number of programs. Quenby & the West of Wayland Band, who play a variety of classic country music, will provide entertainment following the awards ceremony. “We are looking forward to another excellent Montana Farm Bureau Convention,” notes MFBF President Bob Hanson, a White Sulphur Springs rancher. “With so much up in the air about the farm bill and concerns about legal issues, it’s going to be very educational to have American Farm Bureau’s Chief Economist John Anderson and General Counsel Ellen Steen providing information on the national agricultural scene. In addition, we have something for everyone in our workshops, along with exciting competitions for school-aged kids and young farmers and ranchers up to age 35. Of course, setting policy for the coming year is the primary purpose of the convention. I thank all of our voting delegates who play a special role in thoughtfully discussing policy brought forward from the county Farm Bureaus. We look forward to record attendance at our convention this year.” For registration and additional information, visit www.mfbf.org.or call 406-5873153.

Educator receives national achievement award

By University of Wyoming Extension Albany County extension educator Kellie Chichester has received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). She was recognized during the association’s conference September 16-20 in Pittsburgh. Chichester is one of several honorees representing the top 1 percent of the NACAA membership selected by peers and state directors of extension for the award. Chichester was also involved with a first for NACAA: her sister, Lindsay, with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and based in Saunders County, Nebraska, also received an Achievement Award. This is the first time siblings have received the award the same year. Chichester has served as the University of Wyoming Extension livestock systems educator based in Albany County for six years. She also serves Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte counties. Her responsibilities include livestock, horticulture and small-acreage education, and she also helps with the youth Quality Assurance program in two counties. She is a past president of the Wyoming Association of County Agricultural Agents.

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By Bruce Auchly, FWP Region 4 Information Officer It’s fall. If you are a hunter, this is your time. Your time to enjoy crisp mornings on a ridge as dawn breaks, to take in evenings at camp around a fire under a shimmering night sky, to put meat on the table. This is your time to shine, to use the privilege that allows us to hunt. It’s also the season when we wear our ethics on our sleeve for the world to see. Ethics? What, you might say, does ethics have to do with hunting. Plenty. Ethics is our moral compass to what’s right and what’s wrong; even if something is legal it can sometimes be wrong. For example, take fair chase, the idea that we give animals a chance, that in fair chase there’s a fair chance the hunter sometimes kills his prey but often doesn’t. If you doubt that, you are either lucky or a nonhunter. Each generation of hunters has developed greater technology and, as a result, had to recalibrate their ethical compass. Once upon time it wasn’t considered fair to use scopes on rifles. Now, not only does nearly everyone, but there are scopes that project lasers and read out the distance to the target. We also have trail cameras, range finders, and global positioning satellite (GPS) systems to help one find prey. They are all advantages and legal. But each hunter must decide what is too much of an advantage. Our pockets fill with gadgets as our pocketbooks empty. And to what purpose? Does the venison taste better? Hunters need to be able to look at themselves in the mirror each morning without hesitation. Of course if something is illegal, we don’t even have to cross the Bridge Ethical. Remember that property that was open last year, now closed this year? Maybe, as the Bard once wrote, the fault lies not in our stars but in ourselves. Sometimes posted land comes from problems like gates left open and cattle out. Other times land is closed because of bullet holes in irrigation pivots or water tanks. It doesn’t happen everywhere or with every landowner but it does happen occasionally. And as grandma said, a few bad apples ruin everything. We hunters need to remember that we have been given a great gift by our ancestors; publicly entrusted wildlife that often inhabits private property. How we use, or abuse, that gift will say a lot about whether our grandchildren continue to enjoy our hunting tradition. And speaking of gifts, we are taught to say thank you when someone gives us something. If it’s been awhile since you thanked a landowner, perhaps this is the year. How about thanking the spirit of that animal laying at your feet for giving up its life so you may have something to eat? Think about this as fall deepens and we enjoy the privileges of an American hunter. What will you do as a member of our collective hunting community to encourage the future of hunting?

Fall soil sampling and fertilization

By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension, Minnesota Now that harvest is near completion, farmers may want to start thinking about next year’s fertility needs with fallapplied fertilizer.   One of the best investments for the crop producer is a simple soil test. When fertilizer prices are high, producers cannot afford to over fertilize. Sampling for nitrate-N is the still the best prediction tool for nitrogen fertilizer needs and with high fertilizer prices looming on the horizon; this is a good investment in both time and money. Several concerns need to be addressed to get an accurate nitrate-N sample. Sampling depth depends on the crop for which the soil sample is being used to make N recommendations.  For corn and small grains, University of Minnesota recommends a soil sample to a depth of two feet.  The depth reflects the improved ability to predict the N needs for each crop. Although sampling to a depth of two feet may seem intimidating, its effort well spent because the amount of residual nitrate-N can be quite variable. Without taking that second depth (6” to 24”), you have no idea what’s available to the plant. In fact, a few years ago, Russ Severson sampled area corn plots which clearly illustrates the need for the deeper sample. The chart below illustrates the amount (pounds/ acre) of nitrate-N in the top six inches and the amount is the zone between six and twenty-four inches at each of the five plot locations. The last column is simply the totaled amount of nitrate-N in the top two feet; the zone of nutrient use by corn and grain.

As you can see, the amount of nitrogen available in the 6” to 24” can be the nitrogen wild card. If you apply nitrogen to next year’s corn field based solely on the 0” to 6” soil nitrate-N test results, there is a significant risk of vastly overapplying expensive fertilizer that will only provide another unnecessary expense without a crop yield increase. The time when a soil sample is taken in the fall is even more important.  Soil samples should be taken when the soil temperatures are below 50 degrees at the four to six inch depth.  The conversion of organic nitrogen to nitrate-N is still occurring at a significant rate when soil temperature is greater than 50 degrees.  Studies indicate that the conversion process actually does not stop until the soil temperature is 43 degrees.  This conversion is called mineralization.  The recommendation from the sample taken too early will be greater than what the crop needs.  This also creates an extra expense for the grower for unneeded N fertilizer for corn and small grains and in the case of sugar beet, a reduction in quality and a resultant reduction in income.  This fall, the conversion of organic N to nitrate-N is of greater concern because of the dry soil conditions. Fall rains tend to increase the rate of mineralization increasing the risk of less accurate results from samples taken too early. For more information contact Jim Stordahl at stordahl@ umn.edu or call 800-450-2465. Source:  John A. Lamb, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Minnesota.

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##### I diet religiously... I PREY on SUNDAES, eat MASS amounts of other desserts, and NONE of the foods I eat are on that bland foods list my doctor gave me.

Prairie Fare: Tempting picky eaters often takes patience

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Here’s a tentacle. Do you want it?” my friend asked as she speared a piece of steamed octopus with her fork. I never have been asked to ponder that invitation at a dinner table, zoo or any other place. As she lifted up the leafy garnish, I studied the creamy colored doughnut-shaped pieces of protein. Sure enough, that was a tentacle in the mix. I almost leaped out of my seat when I saw the little suction cups on the underside. “No, you can have it,” I replied demurely. I think my saucer-like eyes gave me away. My culinary adventurer friend ordered an octopus dish for an appetizer at an Italian restaurant. Although I was a little reluctant to try it at first, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor, which was fairly mild. The texture was quite tender and similar to a scallop. Even better, the dismembered tentacle didn’t leap off the plate and attack me. I wouldn’t say that I am a picky eater, but maybe a bit of a “leery eater,” especially where little-experienced types of seafood are concerned. People in other parts of the country might have the same reaction to lutefisk, our Scandinavian delicacy, as I had to octopus. Many people are “discriminating eaters.” Some fairly recent research suggests that we may be born with the tendencies to avoid certain foods. In a study of 66 sets of identical twins ages 4 to 7, University of North Carolina researchers reported that about 72 percent of their avoidance of certain foods could be explained by genetics. However, remember that our environment also influences food choices. Kids get clues about eating from those around them. Be patient when offering new foods. Many children are neophobic (afraid of new things) when it comes to trying novel foods. Research shows that it may take as many as 15 exposures to a food before a child will accept it. Here are some tips to encourage the eating of a variety of healthful foods among kids, but the same sort of practices might work for adults. Patience is, perhaps, the most important thing to remember when introducing new foods. • Encourage children to help select and prepare food. At the grocery store, consider having the child help choose foods, such as a different type or form of vegetable. In the kitchen, find age-appropriate tasks. For example, a young child could wash fruits and vegetables or help set the table. • Keep a routine. Serve meals and snacks at a consistent time. • Forget the clean plate club, even if you grew up with the tradition. Encourage children to slow down their eating at the dinner table and recognize when they’re full. • Turn off the TV and don’t answer the phone during meals. Keep mealtimes a pleasant time to catch up with each other. • Offer only one new food at a time, along with foods your child likes. • Be a good role model. Studies have shown that if a teacher talks enthusiastically about foods and eats them with children, the child is more likely to eat them. The same theory applies at home. If you pass the broccoli without taking a scoop, most times, your child will skip the veggies, too. Here’s a recipe courtesy of the University of Kentucky to tempt any picky eater.

Baked Crab Dip

1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese 1/2 c. reduced-fat sour cream 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. dry mustard Pinch of onion salt 3 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese 1 c. crabmeat Milk, if needed for thinning In an ovenproof dish, combine all ingredients except crabmeat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold in crabmeat gently; add a few drops of milk if needed to make it creamy. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese. Bake at 325 F for 30 minutes. Serve with whole-grain crackers. Makes eight servings. Each serving has 90 calories, 5 grams (g) of fat, 4 g of carbohydrate, 9 g of protein, 0 g of fiber and 320 milligrams of sodium.

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Just because something tastes good doesn’t mean it is safe to eat. Raw cookie dough is no exception. The Partnership for Food Safety Education has released four food safety myths for National Food Safety Month. Topping the list is the myth that only children eat raw cookie dough or cake batter and that it is safe to do so. No one should eat raw cookie dough or cake batter because it could contain bacteria that could cause illness. The dough and batter must be cooked thoroughly before consumption to kill bacteria. People who eat raw cookie dough and cake batter are at a higher risk of food poisoning than others. “People who are making cookie dough at home from scratch might want to use pasteurized egg substitutes instead of eggs so that kids can eat it,” said Julie Albrecht, food specialist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The second myth is that when kids cook a “heat-andeat” meal, they don’t have to worry about food safety because the microwave kills all the bacteria. Many times, microwaves cook food unevenly. Bacteria can survive in cold spots. The food must be heated to a safe internal temperature before it is edible. Follow instructions carefully to avoid food safety hazards. Albrecht recommends putting a plate of marshmallows in the microwave and cooking it for thirty seconds. Some marshmallows will be more cooked than others, a good indication of where in the microwave the hot spots are. The third myth is that kids can rinse their hands under running water to get rid of bacteria. In order to effectively kill germs, soap must be used. Rub hands together to make a lather, then scrub them well, making sure to scrub the backs of hands, between fingers and under nails. One tip is to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice to time yourself. Rinse hands completely under water and dry them using a towel, air dryer, or paper towel. Albrecht cautions against the use of hand sanitizer as a replacement for hand washing. Hand sanitize is not as effective and is intended only for situations in which there is no access to soap and water, like camping, Albrecht said. The fourth myth is that pre-packaged fruits and vegetables do not need to be washed before consumption. The only pre-packaged foods that do not need to be washed before consumption are those that say “ready-toeat,” “washed,” or “triple washed.” All other foods should be washed under running tap water. Be sure to wash your hands first. Firm items such as melons and cucumbers should be scrubbed with a produce brush. Dry with a clean cloth towel or paper towel to further reduce germ presence.

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BARGAINS GALORE!!! Like this 2006 Ford diesel crew cab priced $7200 below book value!!

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4.

2008 Ford F150 XLT super crew, 4x4.

OLD AND CHEAP!!! 1990 Ford F250 supercab, 4x4.

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WANTED - 1940s Plastic Saddles Made in Lusk, WY - Scottsbluff, NE Wanted - Photos, information - “Future Book” Collecting plastic saddle, bridles, related items Phone Tom Harrower (307) 432-0404

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Happy Thanksgiving & Thank you

For making our year a success. We really appreciate your patronage and we’re looking forward to assisting you with your fall & spring seeding needs! Heather, Mike, Bob, Joe & Christian

It’s not too early to think about your spring seed needs

Reviewing the 2013/14 U.S. wheat and supply situation


By Casey Chumrau, USW Market Analyst The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is highly anticipated each month. However, the cancelled October report (due to the partial U.S. government shutdown) adds extra weight to the next WASDE report due Nov. 8. To help wheat buyers carry through to that report and its update, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is sharing USDA’s production estimates from its Sept. 30 Small Grains Summary. 

 USDA estimated that 2013/14 U.S. production is down 3.77 million metric tons (MMT) from the previous year to 57.9 MMT, a 6 percent drop that is also below the fiveyear average of 60.1 MMT. USDA estimated total wheat planted area for the 2013/14 crop was 56.2 million acres, up 1 percent from last year but 2 percent below the fiveyear average and well below larger planted areas in the 1980s and 1990s. Despite the downward trend in planted area, production has stayed mostly stable the last 10 years because of improved yields. In the Small Grain Summary, USDA predicted 2013/14 U.S. yields to average 47.1 bu/ ac (3.20 MT/HA), which, if realized, would be the highest yield on record, topping the previous best 46.3 bu/ac (3.15 MT/HA) in 2010/11 and 2012/13. The September WASDE had put this year’s overall yield at 46.2 bu/ac. In the Small Grains Summary, USDA estimated U.S. harvested area at 45.2 MMT (reflecting significant drought-related abandonment), down from 48.9 million acres last year and 9 percent below the five-year average. 

 Hard Red Winter (HRW). Severe drought and variable crop conditions in much of the HRW growing areas led to a 21 percent drop in production in 2013/14. The top eight HRW producing states, representing more than 90 percent of total HRW production, saw a collective 27 percent drop in production. Decreases ranged from 2 percent in Montana to 78 percent in North Dakota. Production in Kansas, the top HRW producer, fell 16 percent from 2012/13 to 8.69 MMT. USDA estimates total HRW production at 20.2 MMT, down from 27.2 MMT last year and below the five-year average of 25.9 MMT. 

Hard Red Spring (HRS). Cool, wet conditions significantly delayed HRS planting for 2013/14, resulting in fewer planted acres than intended. Excellent growing conditions and favorable early harvest weather resulted in a larger crop than initially expected. Thanks to excellent yields, USDA estimates production only fell 3 percent from 2012/13 to 13.3 MMT, which is just below the five-year average of 13.8 MMT. Production in North Dakota, the top HRS producer, fell 9 percent to 6.34 MMT. Production in Montana increased 10 percent to 2.87 MMT, while Minnesota’s production fell 11 percent to 1.80 MMT.   

Soft Red Winter (SRW). The 2013/14 SRW production, estimated at 15.4 MMT, is the largest since 2008/09 and 35 percent more than the 11.4 MMT produced last year. Higher planted and harvested area combined with the second highest yield on record (62.1 bu/ac*) resulted in the production increase. Illinois, the top SRW producer in 2013/14, saw a 37 percent production increase to 1.51 MMT. Missouri’s production climbed 42 percent to 1.49 MMT and North Carolina increased 23 percent to 1.43 MMT. 

 White. White wheat (soft white and hard white) planted area in 2013/14 was mostly unchanged from last year but better than expected yields helped overall production increase from 2012/13. USDA estimates total white wheat production at 7.31 MMT, up 1 percent from last year and just above the five-year average of 7.29 MMT. USDA estimates soft white (SW) production at 6.72 MMT, up 3 percent from last year and equal to the five-year average. Hard white production fell 15 percent to 589,000 MT, just above the five-year average.

 Durum. A challenging planting season in the northern plains and considerably lower planted area in California and Arizona resulted in a 32 percent drop in total durum planted area of 1.47 million acres. An excellent northern growing season helped all durum earn the best yield (43.3 bu/ac) in four years. USDA estimates total production fell 26 percent to 1.67 MMT, down from the five-year average of 2.35 MMT. Of the five major durum-producing states, only Montana increased production from 2012/13. North Dakota, traditionally the largest durum producer, saw a 31 percent drop in production from 1.16 MMT to 0.80 MMT. Production of Desert Durum®, grown in irrigated fields in Arizona and California, fell 43 percent from 2012/13 to 315,000 MT.



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HEADERS

COMBINES

TRACTORS

1994 John Deere 7600 6407 hours. #42133 (PH)......................... $43,000 1995 John Deere 7600 12,965 hours. #6845 (PH)........................... $62,000 1993 John Deere 7700 6432 hours. #5063 (PH)........................... $68,600 2001 John Deere 7710 3842 hours. #39134 (PH)......................... $70,000 2004 John Deere 7820 4379 hours. #10350 (WI)........................ $129,500 2010 John Deere 8270R 1708 hours. #38578 (LA)........................ $190,000 1995 John Deere 8300 8037 hours. #41960 (PI)........................... $74,000 1996 John Deere 8300 7888 hours. #42493 (PI)........................... $73,500 2012 John Deere 8310R 660 hours. #39795 (WI)........................ $245,000 2010 John Deere 8345R 2535 hours. #40938 (PI)......................... $247,250 2011 Case IH 290 667 hours. #41801 (PI)...................................... $189,000 John Deere 4250 7906 hours. #42578 (WI)....................................... $40,000 1983 John Deere 4450 12,753 hours. #42433 (PI)........................... $48,000 1984 John Deere 4450 14,541 hours. #42140 (WI).......................... $44,500 1983 John Deere 4450 11,906 hours. #43121 (BL).......................... $36,000 1987 John Deere 4450 14,093 hours. #41864 (PI)........................... $45,000 1975 John Deere 4630 8541 hours. #39128 (WI).......................... $12,500 1979 John Deere 4640 11,000 hours. #41687 (LA).......................... $22,000 1980 John Deere 4840 11,000 hours. #40219 (LA).......................... $23,000 1988 John Deere 4850 6700 hours. #43337 (HA)......................... $45,000 1991 John Deere 4955 8298 hours. #38602 (WI).......................... $50,000 1993 John Deere 6200 4076 hours. #22496 (WI).......................... $15,000 Allis Chalmers 7045 6914 hours. #43022 (BL).......................... $10,000 2011 John Deere 7200R 277 hours. #39953 (WI)........................ $170,000 1998 John Deere 7410 16,400 hours. #43094 (HA)......................... $50,000 2007 John Deere 7430 12,300 hours. #41602 (HA)......................... $82,000 2008 John Deere 7430 5800 hours. #43267 (HA)....................... $103,500 1994 John Deere 7600 12,200 hours. #43174 (WI).......................... $49,500 1996 John Deere 7600 14,876 hours. #41142 (WI).......................... $42,500

4WD TRACTORS

2010 John Deere 9530 2086 hours. #42227 (PI)......................... $213,000 2010 John Deere 9430 3500 hours. #42104 (PI)......................... $209,000 2012 John Deere 9560R 1140 hours. #39226 (WI)........................ $318,500 1983 John Deere 8450 12,189 hours. #39347 (PH)......................... $23,900 1983 John Deere 8650 8252 hours. #41264 (PH)......................... $28,000 2006 John Deere 9420 5307 hours. #9840 (PI)........................... $137,000 2012 John Deere 9510R 74 hours. #43370 (WI)........................ $325,000 2012 John Deere 9510R 1803 hours. #42102 (PI)......................... $299,900 2012 John Deere 9510R 1625 hours. #42103 (PI)......................... $299,900 2008 John Deere 9530 2600 hours. #42850 (WI)........................ $219,000 2012 John Deere 9560R 895 hours. #39227 (PH)....................... $316,500 2012 John Deere 9560R 440 hours. #42972 (PH)....................... $340,000 2012 John Deere 9560R 343 hours. #42973 (PH)....................... $340,000 2009 John Deere 9630 1792 hours. #39710 (WI)........................ $225,000

GRAIN CARTS

2008 Killbros 1950 #38248 (PH)............ . ............................................ $33,000 J&M 525-14 #40907 (LA)........... $16,000 Unverferth 6500 #42296 (PI)..... $16,000 Brent 880 #43129 (BL).............. $28,000 Brent 880 #38127 (WI).............. $32,800 Orthman 897 #42280 (PH)........ $17,500

2010 John Deere 7630 1525 hours. #43379 (PI)......................... $132,000 2010 John Deere 7630 681 hours. #42453 (HA)....................... $112,250 1993 John Deere 7800 5849 hours. #8581 (PH)........................... $67,000 2000 John Deere 7810 8530 hours. #42521 (BL).......................... $64,500 2004 John Deere 7820 3798 hours. #39892 (PH)....................... $127,500 2007 John Deere 7930 2988 hours. #42920 (WI)........................ $131,000 1995 John Deere 8100 9433 hours. #26789 (BL).......................... $38,900 2003 John Deere 8120 5586 hours. #40132 (WI)........................ $137,500 2005 John Deere 8220 3251 hours. #42666 (WI)........................ $136,000 2012 John Deere 8235R 232 hours. #39951 (WI)........................ $226,000 2012 John Deere 8235R 423 hours. #40571 (BL)........................ $185,000 2012 John Deere 8260R 534 hours. #39796 (LA)........................ $220,000 2001 John Deere 8310 6902 hours. #42697 (WI)........................ $109,500 2010 John Deere 8320R 2909 hours. #38540 (BL)........................ $199,000 2012 John Deere 8360R 528 hours. #43300 (PI)......................... $300,000 2011 Cat MT595B 620 hours. #42262 (BL)..................................... $143,500 2004 Case IH MXM155 7353 hours. #40020 (PI)........................... $60,000 2004 Case IH MXU135 2171 hours. #42451 (HA)......................... $61,000 2010 New Holland T6070 2000 hours. #41862 (PH)......................... $80,000 2008 New Holland T8050 4000 hours. #42649 (PI)......................... $143,000 2008 New Holland T8050 4100 hours. #42652 (PI)......................... $143,000 2002 New Holland TM125 2300 hours. #43278 (WI).......................... $34,000 2004 McCormick ZTX280 750 hours. #43093 (HA)......................... $90,000 2011 John Deere 8335RT 650 hours. #40109 (LA)........................ $232,500

PLANTERS

1997 John Deere 1760 #42350 (HA)...... . ............................................ $31,500 John Deere 1760 #42259 (BL).. $51,750 2006 John Deere 1760 #41324 (PI)....... . ............................................ $50,000 2001 John Deere 1770 #42786 (PI)....... . ............................................ $54,000 2011 John Deere 1770 #41262 (LA)...... . .......................................... $195,500 2011 John Deere 1770 #42351 (HA)...... . ............................................ $98,000 2011 John Deere 1770, 16R30. #41965 (BL)....................................... $88,000 2012 John Deere 1770 #42625 (BL)...... . .......................................... $121,000 2010 John Deere 1770 #22550 (HA)...... . .......................................... $145,900 2005 John Deere 1770E #39202 (PI)..... . ............................................ $85,000 2009 John Deere 1770E, 24R30. #41980 (PI)......................... $151,000 2010 John Deere 1770E #42349 (HA)... . .......................................... $131,500 2007 John Deere 1770N #38944 (PH)... . ............................................ $85,000 2005 John Deere 1770NT #41258 (LA). . ............................................ $70,000 2008 John Deere 1770NT #42120 (PI).. . .......................................... $126,000 2010 John Deere 1770NT #41964 (BL). . ............................................ $70,000 2009 John Deere 1770NT CCS #40614 (LA)..................................... $121,000 2007 John Deere 1770W, 12R30. #9248 (WI)..................................... $100,000 1998 Kinze 2500 #42782 (LA)... $27,500 2003 Kinze 3600 #39645 (HA).. $49,500 1994 John Deere 7200 #41574 (WI)...... . ............................................ $18,000 1995 John Deere 7200 #41668 (WI)...... . ............................................ $30,000 John Deere 7200 #9711 (WI).... $16,000 2005 White 8200 #41970 (WI)... $43,000 2006 John Deere DB90 #40750 (WI)..... . .......................................... $145,000 2010 John Deere DB90 #42118 (PI)...... . .......................................... $235,000 2010 John Deere DB90 #42119 (PI)...... . .......................................... $235,000

1990 John Deere 9600 4498 hours. #42929 (WI)........................... $26,500 2011 John Deere 9770S 512 hours. #41730 (WI)........................ $259,000 2010 John Deere 9870 916 hours. #26759 (PI)......................... $253,000 1995 Case IH 2188 3100 hours. #43349 (LA)....................................... $35,000 2012 Case IH 8120 321 hours. #41669 (PI)...................................... $275,000 1982 John Deere 8820 3185 hours. #42794 (WI).......................... $14,500 1983 John Deere 8820 4310 hours. #42329 (HA)......................... $15,750 1991 John Deere 9500 6606 hours. #38064 (WI).......................... $25,000 1998 John Deere 9510 3101 hours. #43066 (HA)......................... $60,000 1999 John Deere 9510 3300 hours. #43317 (WI).......................... $66,250 2001 John Deere 9550 1275 hours. #43341 (HA)....................... $131,250 1991 John Deere 9600 4000 hours. #43108 (PI)........................... $34,000 1995 John Deere 9600 3100 hours. #43350 (LA).......................... $44,000 1999 John Deere 9610 4810 hours. #42585 (PI)........................... $55,000 1999 John Deere 9610 2874 hours. #42848 (WI).......................... $71,000 1998 John Deere 9610 4763 hours. #42914 (PI)........................... $42,500 2000 John Deere 9650 4282 hours. #42706 (WI).......................... $73,000 2001 John Deere 9650 2773 hours. #42704 (BL)........................... $84,000 John Deere 9650STS #43393 (WA)....... . ............................................ $72,000 2008 John Deere 9770STS 1308 hours. #9716 (PI)............................ $170,000 Gleaner L2 #43018 (BL)............... $4,000 2013 John Deere S670 177 hours. #42979 (PH)........................ $330,000 2013 John Deere S670 173 hours. #42980 (PH)........................ $330,000 2013 John Deere S670 179 hours. #42981 (PH)........................ $330,000 2013 John Deere S670 164 hours. #42982 (PH)........................ $330,000 2012 John Deere S680 1023 hours. #42112 (PI).......................... $265,000 2012 John Deere S680 1041 hours. #42113 (PI).......................... $265,000 1997 New Holland TR88 2700 hours. #38028 (LA).......................... $42,000

AIR DRILLS

2005 John Deere 1890 #9877 (WI)$82,000 2005 John Deere 1820 60-ft. air hoe drill. #43253 (WI)........................ $100,000 2007 John Deere 1830 air hoe drill. #43064 (PI)......................... $117,500 2005 John Deere 1890 air drill. #42407 (WI)......................................... $88,000 2012 John Deere 1890 air drill. #42976 (PH).................................... $254,000 2012 John Deere 1890 air drill. #42977 (PH).................................... $254,000 2004 John Deere 1890 #9060 (PI)$88,000 2010 John Deere 1895 air drill. #42108 (PI)...................................... $190,000 2010 John Deere 1895 air drill. #42110 (PI)...................................... $190,000 2008 John Deere 1895 air drill. #10314 (PI)...................................... $136,000 Morris 6180, cart. #39928 (PH). $20,500

SPRAYERS

2010 John Deere 4930 1717 hours. #42648 (WI)........................ $212,000 2009 John Deere 4930 1686 hours. #43331 (WI)........................ $223,000 2010 John Deere 4930 2745 hours. #39474 (PI)......................... $209,000 2011 John Deere 4940 359 hours. #39203 (PH)....................... $304,500 2011 John Deere 4940 566 hours. #39204 (WI)........................ $304,500 2011 John Deere 4940 1600 hours. #42107 (PI)......................... $285,000 2012 John Deere 4940 314 hours. #43368 (WI)........................ $335,000 2012 John Deere 4940 299 hours. #43369 (WI)........................ $335,000 2012 John Deere 4940 584 hours. #42106 (PI)......................... $308,000 2012 John Deere 4940 #42908 (PH)...... . .......................................... $330,000 2009 Ag Chem SSC1084 2878 hours. #42499 (BL)........................ $148,000

2011 John Deere 612C corn head. #40142 (WI).......................... $72,500 2010 John Deere 612 corn head. #26762 (LA)....................................... $69,500 2009 John Deere 612C corn head. #39077 (WI).......................... $68,800 2009 John Deere 612C corn head. #26546 (PI)........................... $52,500 2011 John Deere 612C corn head. #38876 (LA).......................... $82,800 1982 John Deere 1243 corn head. #42817 (LA).......................... $13,000 1995 John Deere 1293 corn head. #43258 (PI)........................... $22,500 2005 John Deere 1293 corn head. #40298 (WA)......................... $30,000 2008 John Deere 612 corn head. #38854 (HA)...................................... $58,500 2009 John Deere 612C corn head. #10259 (WI).......................... $67,000 2010 John Deere 612C corn head. #42114 (PI)........................... $71,000 2012 John Deere 612C corn head. #42985 (PH)......................... $76,000 2012 John Deere 612C corn head. #42986 (PH)......................... $76,000 2010 John Deere 612C corn head. #39644 (HA)......................... $67,900 2000 John Deere 893 corn head. #43270 (PI)........................................ $20,500 New Holland 974 corn head. #38336 (LA)......................................... $2,000 2011 John Deere 612C corn head. #38655 (PI)........................... $79,500 2011 John Deere 635F flex platform. #39716 (PI)........................... $37,500 2007 John Deere 1293 corn head. #40046 (HA)......................... $38,000 2010 John Deere 612C corn head. #42115 (PI)........................... $71,000 2010 John Deere 635 flex platform. #22145 (LA).......................... $33,500 MacDon 960-36 header. #38223 (PI)...... . ............................................ $13,500 1998 MacDon 962 header. #38213 (PI).. . ............................................ $17,500 1998 New Holland 973 platform. #38335 (LA)......................................... $4,000 2005 MacDon 974 header. #41122 (PH). . ............................................ $40,000 2009 MacDon A60-D draper head. #42900 (WI).......................... $37,000 Shelbourne CX84 header. #41474 (WI). . ............................................ $17,500 Cat F540 flex draper head. #10068 (PI).. . ............................................ $55,000 2010 MacDon FD70 flex draper head. #42116 (PI)........................... $65,000 2010 MacDon FD70 header. #40137 (PI)........................................ $65,000 2010 MacDon FD70 header. #40139 (WI)....................................... $65,000 2004 John Deere 630F flex platform. #10012 (LA).......................... $28,000 2011 John Deere 635F flex platform. #41978 (PI)........................... $39,000 John Deere 625F flex platform. #39675 (BL)......................................... $2,500 2004 John Deere 630G flex platform. #9923 (WI)............................ $24,500 2004 John Deere 635 flex platform. #38705 (HA)......................... $19,900 2009 John Deere 635F flex platform. #42777 (LA).......................... $31,000 2001 John Deere 930 flex platform. #42818 (LA)............................ $7,500 1995 John Deere 930F flex platform. #43313 (PI)............................. $9,000 2004 John Deere 930F flex platform. #43095 (BL).......................... $16,950 1994 John Deere 930F flex platform. #38329 (PI)............................. $6,500 2011 MacDon FD70 flex draper head.#42117 (PI).................. $70,000

TILLAGE

John Deere 2700 mulch tiller. #38250 (BL)....................................... $19,750 Sunflower 6332 mulch finisher. #42832 (HA)...................................... $25,500 2010 John Deere 2510S strip till. #42733 (WI)....................................... $60,000

DISKS

2006 Sunflower 1544 #41722 (LA)........ . ............................................ $49,500 John Deere 335 #39755 (WI).... $19,500 2008 John Deere 637 #42326 (WI)........ . ............................................ $60,000 2008 John Deere 637 #40304 (BL)........ . ............................................ $33,500

SOUTH DAKOTA (1) Winner, SD (605) 842-2040 (2) Pierre, SD (605) 224-1631 (3) Philip, SD (605) 859-2636

Winner “Special of the Month” #11615

$5,900 Cash 2012 Suzuki 400 ATV

Brand new unit. Ready to be used for hunting season!

Pierre “Special of the Month” $52,000 Cash!

#40020

2004 Case IH MXM155

Good looking tractor, 3-pt, PTO, 4 hydraulics. Allied S2895 loader looks good and straight, 4 tine grapple and joystick. 380/85R30 front tires at 50% and 4880/80R42 rear tires at 60%, 7352 hours.

Philip “Special of the Month” $30,000 Cash

#38248

2008 Killbros 1950 Grain Cart

1100 bushel cart, big flotation tires 900/60R32, scale and tarp. One of 2 units that is priced to move for the upcoming grain harvest! Excellent unit!

Bloomfield “Special of the Month”

$50,000 Cash Price

#38042

Unverferth Grain Cart

Model #1100, 1050/50R32 tractor lug tires, tarp. Ready for Harvest!

Hartington “Special of the Month” Bargain Price of $8,500 Cash

#27509

2012 John Deere Gator XUV550

John Deere Gators are the best on the market! Only 24 hours on this unit and it is ready to go.

Laurel “Special of the Month” $209,000 Cash

#39796

2012 John Deere 8260R

This low-houred tractor is just like brand new (Except the price!) 535 light duty hours, 5 SCV’s & 60 gpm hydraulic pump, MFWD with suspension, powershift, StarFire 3000 receiver, SF1 World Solution & 2630 display.

NEBRASKA (4) Bloomfield, NE (402) 373-4449 (5) Hartington, NE (402) 254-3908 (6) Laurel, NE (402) 256-3221 (7) Wayne, NE (402) 375-3325

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COMBINE HEADER FOR SALE

2009 MacDon D60-S 35-ft. combine header with CA20 adapter for John Deere 70 Series and new combines. Used 21/2 seasons, approximately 400 hours, on wheat only. Excellent condition............................................................ obo Photos and more specs can be seen at www.precisiontt.com (under MIsc). Call Curt Rambo, (406) 376-3186, home or 945-4912 cell

$54,900

TANK TRAILERS FOR SALE

1971 Fruehauf petroleum 4 compartment lead (3000, 1600*, 1750, 3000), tandem with duals, 11r24.5 virgin tires in excellent shape. *1600 gallon compartment is sealed due to leak in the bulkhead*. 1984 Westank petroleum 2 compartment pup (2200, 2200), duals, 11r24.5 virgin tires in excellent shape. All inspections are current..................... for the lead and pup

$27,000

Please Call Joe at 406-783-7321, Scobey, MT

RYDELLE ENTERPRISES LLC 406-288-3883 Marion L. Jones

• Sale and erection of Brock grain storage • Sale and erection of grain legs, conveyors, and towers by Schlagel • Complete millwright and concrete service • Bin roof repairs or replacement • Projects completed in Montana, Idaho and Washington

AMERICAN

PIPE & SUPPLY CO. Havre, MT Parts — 406-265-5251 Pipe — 406-265-5251

Cut Bank, MT Parts — ­ 406-873-4148 Pipe — 406-873-2258 Yard — 406-873-5087

Driscopipe Polyethylene All sizes in stock ~ Call for price

New Structural Line Pipe 11/4” (1.66 OD)

at used structural pricing – $1.10/ft.

Used 23/8”, 27/8” & 31/2” Structural Tubing

U.S. HRS crop grades high

This year’s U.S. HRS crop has a high grade profile and very uniform kernel quality and functional performance with near zero damaged kernels and large, heavier-than-average kernels. Protein levels are below normal, and dough strength is generally weaker, especially compared to 2012. However, the crop has improved baking absorption and loaf volumes similar to the five-year averages. This affords buyers a good value opportunity, although higher proteins will be priced at a premium. 

 The Hard Red Spring Wheat Quality Lab in the Department of Plant Sciences of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, analyzed 789 samples collected from farms or elevators during harvest in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Samples were segregated by export region (East and West) and composited by protein range (less than 13.5%, 13.5% to 14.5%, and greater than 14.5%). 

 Wheat and Grade Data. The average grade is No. 1 Northern Spring. Average protein is 13.6%, more than one percentage point below last year and a half point below the five-year average. Average test weight is very high at 62.5 lb/bu (82.2 kg/hl), up by more than 1 lb/bu (1.5 kg/hl) over last year. Excellent growing conditions produced very high thousand kernel weights averaging 32.4 g overall, up from 28.9 in 2012 and 30.9 for the five-year average. Kernel ash is lower than last year at 1.50% in the East and 1.56% in the West. 

 Total defects average 1.0% in the West and 0.7% in the East, well below the 2012 crop in the West and slightly lower in the East as the crop has fewer shrunken and broken kernels. Damaged kernels average 0.0% as disease pressures were minimal. Isolated areas experienced some disease during flowering, resulting in average DON of 0.4 ppm, up from 0.1 ppm in 2012. Average DON is higher in the East at 0.6 ppm compared to 0.2 ppm in the West, with the middle protein composite in both having the highest DON. 

Protein averaged 13.4% (12% mb) in the East and 13.7% in the West, down about 1.0 and 1.3 percentage points, respectively, from last year. Overall average vitreous kernel content is 71%, lower than the 2012 and five-year averages; the East average of 72% is slightly higher than 2012 while 70% in the West is sharply lower. Crop moisture of 12.2% is up from the dry 2012 harvest, but similar to the five-year average. Falling numbers this year average 401 sec, with 95 percent of the crop above 350 sec. 

 Flour and Baking Data. Average Buhler Lab Mill extraction is 69.5%, higher than 2012 and the five-year average. Commercial mills will likely achieve much higher rates from the large kernels. Overall flour ash of 0.53% is up slightly from 2012 but similar to the five-year average. Protein recovery is better than both the 2012 and five-year average. Average wet gluten of 35.3% is similar to the 2012 and five-year average; values range from 31.4% in the East low protein segment to 40.2% in the West high protein segment. In contrast to stable falling number values, the amylograph indicates lower 2013 viscosity compared with 2012. 

 Overall average farinograph stability is 11.0 min, down from 12.9 min in 2012, but similar to the five-year average. Both regions average 11.0 min, and there is only a slight improvement in dough strength from low to high protein. The mostly weaker values reflect generally lower protein, the generally stress-free growing season and a slight shift in varieties in some areas. Overall average farinograph absorption is 64%, up slightly from 2012 but below the five-year average. Absorption values increase with protein levels and are slightly higher in the West compared with the East. 

 The extensograph and alveograph indicate weaker dough properties. Average extensograph resistance on the 45-minute pull is 422 BU compared to 473 in 2012. Extensibility is 16.8 cm, equal to 2012. Dough using flour milled from the West crop exhibits slightly more extensibility. The average alveograph W value is 345, down from both 2012 and the five-year averages of 367 and 379, respectively. The P/L ratio is 0.76, below the recent average of 0.86. 

 Baking absorption of the 2013 crop is 67% compared to 63% in 2012 and the five-year average of 64%. Absorption is similar in East and West. Average loaf volume is 962 cm3 compared to 999 in 2012 and correlates consistently with protein. Crumb and texture scores on pan bread are slightly lower compared to 2012 with the West scoring lower than the East. ##### There is no limit to the amount of good you can do, if you don’t care who gets the credit.

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1 envelope onion soup mix 1/4 cup water 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves 1/2 cup Russian or Catalina salad dressing 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1-1/2 pounds elk steaks, cut into 1/2-inch strips 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Hot cooked rice In a bowl, combine soup mix and water; let stand for 15 minutes. Add preserves, salad dressing, brown sugar and vinegar; mix well. Place elk in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour apricot mixture over the elk. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 30-40 minutes longer or until meat is fork-tender. Serve over rice. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Venison Cordon Bleu

4 venison tenderloin steaks (5 to 6 ounces each) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 thin slices Swiss cheese 4 thin slices fully cooked ham 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup beef broth Sliced French bread, optional Flatten steaks to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. top each with a slice of cheese and ham; roll up tightly. Secure with toothpicks. In a large skillet, brown roll-ups in butter on all sides. Transfer to an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Pour broth over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and the meat juices run clear. Serve roll-ups and pan juices with French bread if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Venison Tortilla Lasagna

1 pound ground venison 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained 1 cup salsa 1 envelope taco seasoning 2 Eggland’s Best Eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 10 flour tortillas (8 inches) 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese In a large skillet, cook venison over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, salsa and taco seasoning; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, oregano and cumin. Cut tortillas in half; place half of them in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish (tortillas will overlap). Top with half of the meat sauce. Spoon cottage cheese mixture over the top. Layer with remaining tortillas and meat sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

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2005 Freightliner Columbia C15 Cat, 435 hp, 10 speed, engine brake.................................... $35,000

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2-2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, Cat C15, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, one blue, one maroon..................................... $49,500

2007 Peterbilt 379, Cat 470 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper...................................... $43,500

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1982 Ford C802 bucket truck, cabover, 370ci, 5 & 2 speed.................$6000

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Bobcat T190 track machine with cab. 2000 hours

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2005 Case IH SPX4410 self-propelled sprayer with 1200 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, Raven AutoTrac and 5700 hours. Consigned..........................................................................$95,000 2005 Brandt 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer..................$25,000 2009 Rem 370 grain vac, 120 hours................................$23,000 2008 Farm King 10x70 auger, swing away hopper. Very good condition.........................................................................$8900 Fox corn chopper................................................................$4995

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Summary of N.D. farm financial performance

2012 PJ 8-ft.x60” utility dump trailer, BP split gate, tarp kit Retail $4380. SPECIAL PRICE................ $3550 2013 PJ 14-ft.x83” tandem axle dump trailer, gooseneck, split spreader gate, tarp kit, scissor lift, 24” side extensions. Black Retail $9639. Will sell for......................... $8569 2014 PJ 10-ft.x60” utility dump trailer, split gate, tarp kit Retail $5039. Will sell for......................... $4489

2014 PJ 12-ft.x83” tandem axle dump trailer, tarp kit Retail $7339. Will sell for......................... $6529 2014 PJ 14-ft.x83” tandem axle dump trailer, split spreader gate, power up/down, gravity upgrade, tarp kit, scissor lift Retail $8219. Will sell for......................... $7319 2014 PJ 14-ft.x96” deckover dump trailer, split spreader gate, tarp kit. Retail $8319. Will sell for......................... $7399

New PJ 30-ft. classic gooseneck flat bed with duals, 5-ft. dovetail with 2 flip-up ramps. Retail $10,623. Will sell for...................... $9489 2013 PJ 26-ft. gooseneck flat bed with duals, tool box, 5-ft. dovetail with 2 flip over ramps. Retail $10,148. Will sell for...................... $9199

New PJ 28-ft. gooseneck with triple 7000# axles and brakes, 2 flip over ramps, popup dovetail. .................................................................. $8499 2013 PJ 28-ft. gooseneck flat bed with singles, tool box, 5-ft. center popup dovetail with 2 flip over ramps, cold weather harness. Retail $8421. Will sell for......................... $7599

New PJ 26-ft. deck over power tilt, cold weather wiring harness, 102” deck width Retail $8839. Will sell for......................... $8429

New PJ 22-ft. deck over power tilt, cold weather wiring harness, 102” deck width Retail $7649. Will sell for......................... $6829

PJ 20-ft. x 6” channel equipment bumper pull trailer with 2-7000# axles, straight deck with 5-ft. slide-in ramps Retail $4629. Will sell for......................... $4199

New 2014 Wells Cargo Funwagon, 4 place enclosed sled trailer, 6’6” white interior, insulated ceiling with man door, rear & front loading ramps, fuel door. This trailer is loaded! Black or white exterior. Retail $12,150. Your Choice Now......... $10,150

New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7000# axles, bull package, solid divider gate, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $10,652. Will sell for...................... $9399 New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7000# axles, bull package, spare tire, mats, 2 center dividers with one slider. Charcoal gray. Retail $12,379. Now............................. $10,949 New Circle D 16-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 6000# axles, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $9799. Now.................................... $8599

More Inventory Arriving Daily!

By NDSU Extension Service The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2003-2012” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program. The program uses 16 financial measures to evaluate liquidity, solvency, repayment capacity, profitability and financial efficiency. Farms are grouped by region, type, size, gross cash sales, land tenure, profit, debt-to-asset ratio and the age of the farmer to look at relationships between financial performance and farm characteristics. In 2012, median and average acreage per farm was 1,932 and 2,550, respectively. Farm gross cash revenue has more than doubled during the past 10 years. In 2012, the median and average gross cash revenue was $585,143 and $799,464, respectively. More than 70 percent of the farms were crop farms. The median age of farm operators was 47. “Financial performance in 2007-2012, excluding 2009, was much superior to other years in the 2003 through 2012 period,” says Andy Swenson, North Dakota State University farm management specialist. “Overall performance was the worst in 2006. It was the best in 2012 due to record crop prices and surprisingly strong yields for nearly all crops because stored soil moisture from a wet 2011 sustained crops through the dry summer.” Median current ratio, a measure of a farm’s ability to meet financial obligations when they come due, was the highest, at 2.3, in 2012, compared with a range of 1.2 to 1.4 during 2009 and 2003 through 2006. “The median term debt and capital repayment margin was the highest, at $185,291, in 2012,” Swenson says. “Prior to 2007, the 10-year high was $21,012. Only 2.8 cents from every dollar of gross revenue was necessary to cover interest expense in 2012. Since 2006, it generally has improved because of lower interest rates and much higher gross revenues.” The Red River Valley and crop farms typically had stronger profitability, solvency and repayment capacity than other regions and farm types. Exceptions were 2007 and 2009, when the north-central region had the best regional performance, and 2005, when the south-central region and livestock farms had a better performance record. “In 2012, farms with sales of less than $500,000 were four times more likely to have a debt-to-asset ratio higher than 70 percent than farms with sales greater than $500,000,” Swenson says. “Also, as expected, the debt-to-asset ratio improved and the level of cropland ownership increased as farmers got older.” For a free copy of the publication, contact the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Dept. 7610, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108- 6050, or call (701) 231-7441. This publication also is on the Web at http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/ (search for Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms).

October farm prices up one point

1989 Williamson 2 axle pup trailer. White. Excellent condition.................................... $5999

Used Like New 2012 PJ 60”x8’ utility trailers. 2 in stock. Sells New for $1449 Now............................................................ $1200

Used 1998 Featherlite stock/combo steel trailer, escape door, 3 saddle racks, mats, decent tires and spare.......................$5500 obo

2245 Amsterdam Road Belgrade, Montana 406-388-7479 Delivery available. Call for details “We Work Harder To Stretch Your Dollar Farther”

The preliminary All Farm Products Index of Prices Received by Farmers in October, at 187 percent, based on 1990-1992=100, increased 1 point (0.5 percent) from September. The Crop Index is down 3 points (1.5 percent) but the Livestock Index is unchanged. Producers received higher prices for wheat and lower prices for corn, soybeans, and potatoes. In addition to prices, the overall index is also affected by the seasonal change based on a 3-year average mix of commodities producers sell. Increased monthly movement of soybeans, corn, cottonseed, and cotton offset the decreased marketing of wheat, milk, hogs, and hay. The preliminary All Farm Products Index is down 23 points (11 percent) from October 2012. The Food Commodities Index, at 189, increased 8 points (4.4 percent) from last month but decreased 7 points (3.6 percent) from October 2012 The October Index of Prices Paid for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW) is 218 percent of the 1990-1992 average. The index is up 1 point (0.5 percent) from September but unchanged from October 2012. Higher prices in October for concentrates, feeder cattle, feeder pigs, and nitrogen offset lower prices for feed grains, complete feeds, diesel, and gasoline.

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NEW 2013 Vector Chassis/ Sprayflex 1500 - 120-ft. booms

NOW BUILDING RBR Vector with SS2000, rear mount, 150-ft. boom

• Deluxe cab • 350 hp non-emissions Cummins engine • Allison automatic transmission • 4WD/ Planetary axles • Sprayflex 1500 - 120-ft. mid-mount aluminum boom • Raven Viper Pro, Accu Boom, Smart Trac, Ultra Glide boom height • Rear camera, Spray test

NOW AVAILABLE!!

SPRAYFLEX NOW OFFERING REAR MOUNT BOOMS

Vector 300 with Sprayflex 1500 gallon / 120-ft. boom Sprayflex Sprayers

•  1000-2000 gallon poly or SS tanks •  80-ft.-150-ft. boom widths •  New poly tank configuration •  Extremely resilient boom design •  Load sensing hydraulic system In Stock - New Sprayflex 1500 gallon, 120-ft. boom

FIELDSTAR 2000

Ag Trucks

“All fabrication and Installation Are Done By Ag Trucks Employees in Our Own Shop. Experienced Installation Assures That Your System Will Last For Many years”

• Mounting • Fabrication • Truck Selection • Gearing • Tires and Rims • Hydraulic • Electrical • GPS and Controllers

FIELDSTAR 1450

2000 gallon SS tank

FIELDSTAR 1500

1450 gallon SS tank

1500 gallon poly tank

*** UNITS FOR SALE OR CONSIGNED *** 2014 Sprayflex 2000/120

New 2014 IH 7400 with Sprayflex 2000 gallon, 120-ft. aluminum boom, 330 hp, automatic, auxiliary transmission, 30,000# rear axle, high rise front axle, hyd. steer, air ride, duals. Your choice of GPS control system.

1998 International Marflex 2000/120-ft. 1998 International 8100, Cummins M11, Marflex SS2000/ 120-ft. boom, hydraulic steer, high rise front axle

Air Max 1000

1995 Wilmar 745

Very nice Ag Chem Air Max 1000 air box with like new 70-ft. booms

air ride, new 500 gallon tank, 75-ft. booms, Midtech spray controller, only 1700 hours. Immaculate!!

1992 GMC 8500

Cat engine, semi-float tires, near new NYB spray system, 1000 gallon, 90-ft. booms, engine drive, guidance, immaculate condition

$18,500 Used Truck Mount Spray System

1250 gallon tank, 100-ft. aluminum boom, 5 section boom, hydraulic drive

New Sprayflex Sprayers on Order, Call and Reserve Yours Today

AG TRUCKS and EQUIPMENT Visit our website: www.agtrucksandequipment.com

Phone Dave Bell 406-899-7530 or Steve Raska 406-788-5361 – Great Falls, MT

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page A52

AG TRUCKS and EQUIPMENT Visit our website: www.agtrucksandequipment.com

Phone Dave Bell 406-899-7530 or Steve Raska 406-788-5361 – Great Falls, MT

Simplicity, Dependability, Capacity This one’s SOLD... but we’ll build more!

DON’T FORGET!!!

We are also a Trimble sub-dealer for Triangle Ag-Services of Fort Benton, Montana

AG TRUCKS SPRAY SYSTEM ON 2013 IH 7400 CHASSIS 2013 International 7400 Chassis, 330 hp, Allison automatic, 2 speed auxillary transmission with SS 1280 gallon tank, 90-ft. steel boom, Raven Viper, Accu Boom, Smart Trac, Ultra Glide boom height, 45 mph road speeds.

1992 GMC 8500

Cat engine, semi-float tires, near new NYB spray system, 1000 gallon, 90-ft. booms, engine drive, guidance, immaculate condition!

Give us a call about your application needs.

Truck Sprayers/Spreader Boxes and Carts/Small Sprayers along with Trimble and Raven Products.

NEAR NEW!! BBI 11 ton Tandem Pull-type Spreader

Holds 11 ton of Urea, stainless steel box, 12” stainless steel box extensions, tandem float tires, new chain

Low hour

2008 Marflex 2000/120

2008 International 7400 with Marflex SS 2000 gallon, 120-ft. aluminum boom, 300 hp, auto, auxilary transmission, dual rears and air ride, high rise front axle, hyd. steer, Outback Guidance and auto steer, Raven spray controller, 1000 hours, 10,000 miles.

!BOYD BOOMS! We are a dealer for Aluminum Replacement Booms Built By BOYD BOOMS. Boyd Booms are Built with the Utmost Attention to Detail. Extruded Aluminum, Standard High Strength Hardware, Standard Hydraulics, Custom SS Plumbing. Available Sizes From 80-ft. to 132-ft. Give Steve or Dave a Call

Trader’s Dispatch, Novvember 2013 — Page A53

2014 International 7400 with SIMONSEN R MODEL BOX, 8+ TONS OF UREA AND 85-FT. SPREAD

Simonsen Spreaders in Stock

•  Simonsen Spreaders offer the highest return on investment of any equipment you can own. •  Organize your own time, spread your own, on your own schedule •  Simonsen — Accurate / Economical / Simple

“Get yours now for spring application”

New 2013 International 7500 Floater Chassis Arriving Soon - Just give us a call! FULL LINE OF TRUCK MOUNT SPREADERS WITH ANY OPTION NEEDED

Simonsen Equipment In Stock:

New 8-ton SS hydraulic drive, variable rate pull type carts with Raven controllers. New 8-ton SS R Model truck mount spreader box. New 8-ton SS Q Model truck mount spreader box.

“Top and Side Tenders Available in Any Configuration”

VECTOR 300 CHASSIS

350 HP CUMMINS, Allison automatic, mechanical 4WD, planetary axles, deluxe ag cab, stretch frame, row crop or floaters.

2014 Nelson Ag 350 chassis

IN ST OCK

NOW Com Take e In & A Lo ok

Available: 2014 Nelson Ag 350 chassis. ***The Vector Chassis Can Be Equipped with***

Ag Trucks SS Liquid System Up To 2000 Gallons / 132-ft. Booms Sprayflex SS Liquid System Up To 2000 Gallons / 130-ft. Booms New Leader G4 Boxes 8 ton plus / 85-ft. spread (UREA)

Let us install a new Simonsen R box that holds 9 ton of urea or an Ag Chem Air Max 1000 box. 350 hp, Allison automatic, auxiliary transmission, planetary rear axle, full float tires. Equip with any GPS system of your choice.

AG TRUCKS and EQUIPMENT Visit our website: www.agtrucksandequipment.com

Phone Dave Bell 406-899-7530 or Steve Raska 406-788-5361 – Great Falls, MT

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STRAW FOR SALE

Dry, rotary soft winter wheat straw, large round bales with over the edge John Deere net wrap. Trucking available or will load......................................................... $20/bale For any delivered or picked up by December 1..... $18/bale Limited supply of small square straw bales............. $2/bale

Aaron Boehm 406-355-4402 Rudyard, MT

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Good solid Concrete Mixer

1995 International Pay Star 5000; vin 2HTTWAUTXSC030028; Cummins L-10 300 hp, serial #34740271; Rex Boost A Load mixer with new 11 yard drum, excellent tires, 125 gallon water tank, 155,683 miles, 2013 inspection................................................................ $15,000

Conveyor/Mixer Truck

1973 Mack DM 6115; vin DM61154689; Mack 6 cylinder engine, 260 hp, 251,896 miles, 9987 hours; Challenge 9 yard mixer, Theam 39A aluminum maxi swing conveyor with remote, new belt, 150 gallon water tank, excellent tires.................................................................... $10,000

Pup Trailer

1970 Garwood dump trailer, vin 288140, tandem axle, 10 yard box, good tires............................................................................... $4500

Call Ted Fortner 406-563-3031 or Chris Hafer 406-490-4418

Cab Glass and Seals for agricultural and industrial applications

CASCADE MACHINE & SUPPLY 401 4th Avenue South • Great Falls, MT 59405 406-453-8100 or 1-877-453-0166 FAX: 406-453-1127

Animal well-being amidst weather disasters

By Heidi Franzky, SDSU Livestock Stewardship Extension Associate and Rebecca Bott South Dakota weather poses challenges to animal owners in every season of the year. Following the substantial October snowfall on the western half of the state, animal owners are rising to the challenge to provide proper care and relief to the weather-stressed animals. Those of us not directly affected by the snow empathize with those affected by the snow and the hard truth of the losses sustained. The reality for livestock owners is that the worse the weather gets, the more it forces responsible stockmen to be outside in the harsh weather. Remote pastures and rough terrain limit accessibility to their livestock. Patience and persistence is tested during these tiresome efforts. This early October blizzard has animal owners out in the elements providing for their animal’s basic needs for survival and recovery from the stress. Neighbors partner with each other during these physical and emotional challenges. Here are some considerations for animal well-being during severe weather stress. Immediate actions • Inventory animals and property at the earliest safe opportunity. Maintain records of located, missing, and deceased animals. • Repair fences and animal housing. • Provide access to water and feed. This seemingly simple task may be difficult to achieve, but is important to increase the ability of animals to survive and recover. • If animals were without feed, begin feeding smaller meals more often to minimize digestive upsets. Intermediate actions • Monitor animal health for 7-14 days. Many pathogens need to undergo an incubation period inside the animal before clinical signs of disease are seen. Consult a local veterinarian for timely diagnosis and treatment. • Consider the age and stage of production. Very young animals, breeding stock, and aging animals have different physiological needs and may experience adverse effects during and following severe weather changes. • Consider delaying any changes in animal routines such as weaning. • Ease animals back into training or work. To prevent injuries, animals in training need time to recover from stress before returning to work or exercise. • If the potential of flash floods exists, relocate animals to safe enclosures to avoid further stress or injuries. Roaming animals • Do not attempt to capture roaming animals unless you understand how to properly handle them. Stressed animals can be dangerous and unpredictable. • In rare cases, roaming animals may find their way into urban areas. Bystanders should avoid interfering with the efforts of animal owners rounding-up their animals. • When roaming animals are located, call the owner if known, or local authorities. Have patience until all animals are safely rounded-up. Dealing with animal losses • Animal losses should be documented and verified by a third party to file disaster claims. Note, this verification cannot be performed by a family member or paid employee. • Follow state-approved Carcass Disposal (http://aib.sd.gov/pdf/Carcass%20Disposal%20Guidelines%202011.pdf) guidelines to deal with animal carcasses. Coping with disaster and associated

losses • Talk with children and friends about the loss of family members, animals, and property. Watch for signs of anxiety and seek additional help from a local community health provider to cope with disasterrelated stress. See Talking With Children about Natural Disasters: A Balancing Act (http://igrow.org/4h/healthy-living/talkingwith-children-about-natural-disasters-abalancing-act/). Preparing for pending weather related disasters • Weather forecasts can be helpful to prepare for storms. Animals require additional energy to deal with extreme weather changes. Increase access to feed and provide a constant supply of water. Providing more hay is usually sufficient for horses, cattle and sheep to weather storms. If possible, increase the total daily hay amount slowly and steadily in the days leading up to cold weather. Continue feeding larger quantities of hay during and following cold weather until the animals recover from the stress. • Maintain an inventory of feed and daily resources (such as medicines) that can endure temporary disasters. If storage space and facilities are adequate, try to carry enough supplies to last at least seven days, or better yet a month. • Develop an evacuation plan for weather emergencies. This plan should include emergency contacts, maps, and contingency plans. Animal owners can take some precautions when extreme weather is predicted, but sometimes disaster still results in tragic losses. At times, animal owners must put themselves in harm’s way to ensure the care for their animals during less than desirable conditions. Extending a helping hand of compassion and remaining patient during the chaotic aftermath strengthens our communities and helps animal owners to begin recovering after a disaster. Contact an Expert Contacts for more information on: • Animal Well-being: Livestock Stewardship Extension Associate Heidi Franzky at 605.688.6623. • Beef: Extension Beef Specialist Ken Olson at 605.394.2236; Extension Cow/ Calf Specialist Adele Harty at 605.394.1722 • Sheep: Extension Sheep Specialist Dave Ollila at 605.394.1722 • Horse: Extension Equine Specialist Rebecca Bott at 605.688.5412 • Small Acreage Specialist: Mindy Hubert at 605.394.1722 ##### After a fun-filled weekend visit without the parents, Shirley (Gram) told grandsons Jake, seven and Nicholas, six, “Because I spoil you guys and let you stay up late, eat things you don’t usually get at home, and watch TV more than usual, let’s not mention to Mom and Dad eating sweet rolls for breakfast, getting new toys, skipping baths, and running through the sprinkler with your clothes on.” Gram added, “We should never lie. We just don’t have to offer extra information to them.” When Mom and Dad arrived to pick up the boys, the parents asked what they did. Nicholas blurted, “Gram said what happens at Gram’s, stays at Gram’s, and we shouldn’t tell you.” ##### Being retired is a lot like being a king: You wear a robe and make your own rules. And, if you’re anything like my grandfather, you also carry a sword.

Old pesticides collected in Eastern Montana

State and county officials collected more than 15 tons of outdated and unwanted pesticides during a recent collection effort in eastern Montana, including at least two products that appeared to be several decades old and in deteriorating containers. “We collected six metal flasks of Fumitoxin, a restricteduse product that is applied in pellet form to rodent burrows or stored grain and releases a toxic gas when it comes in contact with water,” said Carli Lofing, pesticide disposal, recycling and education specialist for the Montana Department of Agriculture. The oldest products received for disposal were a onegallon can of Kreso Dip for livestock, which was first manufactured in 1913, and sodium fluoride roach and bug killer in very old containers with weathered labels. Other products that can pose a danger to humans included a box of sodium cyanide capsules intended to target predators and prevent damage to livestock. Sixty-one people registered for the waste pesticide collections and brought unwanted pest control products on specific days to locations in Chinook, Glasgow, Hardin and Miles City. The goal of the collection is to safely dispose of pesticide products, some of which have been stored for years because they are no longer registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Owners of the products are asked to preregister for the event and pay a reduced disposal fee only for amounts greater than 200 pounds. Collected pesticides are sent to a licensed hazardous waste contractor for disposal. Since 1994, the program has safely disposed of 455,659 pounds of unwanted products. In 2014, waste pesticide collections will occur in southwestern and western Montana. Locations, dates and times will be determined later. For information once communities and dates are determined, see the department website at www.agr.mt.gov and search for “pesticide disposal.” Program information is available from Carli Lofing at (406) 228-9512 or by email at CLofing@mt.gov.

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page A55

If you have items you want advertised in the December 2013 issue THE VERY LATEST WE CAN ACCEPT THEM IS NOVEMBER 27, 2013.

Take Advantage of WINTER DISCOUNTS! For all your grain storage needs!

G & M Bins, LLC Fairfield, Montana

Contact: Mark at 406-590-3240 or Greg at 406-590-0404 e-mail: mcfarms@3rivers.net

Spidel Farm Auction Report 9/18/2013 Lewistown, MT 485 Registered Bidders

Thank you to all our consignors and buyers for a very successful Fall Auction Season. We appreciate all of you. Jayson & Kyle Shobe Families & the Shobe Auction Staff 408 West Main Lewistown, MT 59457

406-538-5125

’03 JD 9420 4wd tractor . . . . . . . . . . . $155,000 ’08 JD 7930 MFWD tractor . . . . . . . . $120,000 2011 JD 9770 combine w/36’ hdr . . . . $220,000 ’62 JD 4020 diesel, restored . . . . . . . . $10,000 ’42 Farmall A, restored . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,250 ’53 Farmall Super H, restored . . . . . . . . $3,500 ’52 Farmall Super C, restored, . . . . . . . . 2,250 ’06 Flexicoil 51’ air seeder . . . . . . . . . . $67,500 Flexicoil 42’ tool bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,000 Flexicoil 90’ sprayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,000 Degelman 70’ heavy harrow . . . . . . . . $19,500 Krause 45’ tandem disk . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 Brent 774 grain cart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 Crown 10’ rock rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000 ‘90 Kenworth T400 semi . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000 ’06 Midland 31’ grain trailer . . . . . . . . . $13,750 ‘83 Chevy 70 2 ton grain truck . . . . . . $18,000 ‘69 Chevy 50 2 ton grain truck . . . . . . . . $8,000 ‘99 JD Gator, 2wd, 1100 hrs . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 ‘94 Chevy ¾ ton service truck . . . . . . . $10,000 ‘09 Featherlite 30’ stock trailer . . . . . . . $17,000 ‘86 Chevy ¾ ton diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,200 ‘07 PJ 26’ flatbed tandem trailer . . . . . . $7,000 ‘04 Tarnel 18’ flatbed trlr . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 ‘33 Chevy 1/1/4 ton truck, restored . . . . $7,000

www.ShobeAuction.com

December & January

Big Capacity. Big Power. Big Value.

From filters to fluids, we have what you need to keep your engine running strong.

Visit TORGERSON’S today to take advantage of this limited time sale!

2650 Balebuster Features • Patented shredder chamber handles bales in any condition • Right hand discharge • Self loading two bale processor • One man operation • Saves up to 30% on hay and straw NO INTEREST - NO PAYMENTS! • Great for bedding or erosion control Buy $750 get 120 days

Buy $1500, get 150 days Buy $2250, get 180 days WHEN USING YOUR CASE IH VANTAGE CARD

Ethridge, Montana

406-873-2222 or 406-434-2222 Great Falls, Montana

406-453-1453

Lewistown/Denton, Montana

406-538-8795

Havre, Montana

406-265-5887

Billings, Montana

406-252-8614

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page A56

No Reasonable Offer Refused! 2009 New Holland H8060 windrower, 384 hours. #C0000362....................................................... $74,075

2009 Case IH 8120 1358 hours. #703732........... $246,153

2009 Case IH 6088 490 hours. #700693............. $229,500

2008 New Holland 1475 mower conditioner. #706551...... . ........................................................................ $31,900

2010 Case IH Steiger 485 619 hours. #707727..$239,789 2003 Case IH 2388 2913 hours. #700667............. $78,311

Case IH 2152 header. #707884............................. $62,500

2010 Case IH Magnum 335 2160 hours. #703760............ . ...................................................................... $199,900

2003 Case IH HDX162 header. #707609.............. $14,000

2011 Case IH 8120 1234 hours. #703887........... $239,000

2003 New Holland RB780 round baler. #707806..$11,000

2001 New Holland 688 round baler. #706750....... $14,750

2011 Case IH 2152 header. #703805.................... $63,500

** Call Us Today! ** Ethridge, Montana

406-873-2222 or 406-434-2222 Great Falls, Montana

406-453-1453

Lewistown/Denton, Montana

406-538-8795

Havre, Montana

406-265-5887

Billings, Montana

406-252-8614

Inventory Photos, Parts Catalogs, Job Opportunities

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page A57

These Units MUST Go!

2006 New Holland TV145 4091 hours. #700671.. $76,800

New Holland L160 skid steer, 163 hours. #707872........... . ........................................................................ $24,500 2004 New Holland TVT145 3949 hours. #703853.$74,900

2003 New Holland TV140 5347 hours. #700688.. $69,000

2006 Case IH JX55 483 hours. #703878.............. $42,900 2005 New Holland TVT145 4300 hours. #706781.$81,400

1997 New Holland 9030 6429 hours. #500647..... $37,900

1996 Case IH ATX700 air seeder. #703845........ $132,500

2007 New Holland SD550 air seeder, 12,491 hours. #707847.......................................................... $153,900 2006 New Holland SF115 sprayer. #700665........ $24,900

2006 Flexi-Coil S67XL sprayer. #703837............. $13,900

2008 Case IH ATX700 air cart. #703871............. $149,500

Flexi-Coil 5000 air seeder. #700650..................... $42,500

Ethridge, Montana

406-873-2222 or 406-434-2222 Great Falls, Montana

406-453-1453

Lewistown/Denton, Montana

406-538-8795

Havre, Montana

406-265-5887

Billings, Montana

406-252-8614

Inventory Photos, Parts Catalogs, Job Opportunities

@ WWW.TORGERSON.BIZ www.CASEIH.com

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page A58

NEED FEED?

You provide the animals and I provide the facility and TMR mixed with quality feed to your specifications. Phone (406) 314-0075, Kalispell, MT or circle@montanasky.net

Custom cut and molded to your specs •  Full dimension rough cut lumber •  Custom sawing •  Custom molding •  Custom drying •  Beams •  Wood siding •  Log railing •  Driveway arches •  Bridge planks •  Fireplace mantels •  And much more..... 780 1st Rd. S - Vaughn, MT Phone Luke (406) 788-7989

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Uinta County secretary earns UW Extension’s top award

By University of Wyoming Annie Erickson in the Uinta County office of University of Wyoming (UW) Extension has received extension’s top honor for secretaries. Erickson received the Frances Freese Secretary of the Year award during the annual Extension Secretary Conference – A Professional Event (ESCAPE) meeting in Evanston October 2-4. Erickson joined UW Extension in December 2002. The plaque physically represents an accomplishment but, “The relationships she has built with the young people and adults who utilize extension in our county are more powerful than any other form of accomplishment anyone could earn,” wrote one nominator. Her personality never waivers, wrote another, and she has a happiness and smile that rubs off on anyone she is around. She treats each client as if they were the most important thing she has to deal with that day, stated another. The award recognizes extension secretaries for outstanding contributions and accomplishments and is presented each year during ESCAPE. Freese worked at the Wind River Indian Reservation extension office then moved to the Fremont County office, where she worked for 25 years. UW Extension has offices in every county and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Prairie Fare: Be inspired by apples

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service As I stood at the kitchen sink, I looked out the window and admired the abundant bright red apples near the top of our backyard tree. Unfortunately, the apples were too high for us to reach. As I pondered how we would harvest the apples, I heard screams coming from the living room. “Oh no! Oh no! Don’t do it!” my daughters squealed in unison. I ran to the living room to where my daughters were looking out the window. When I saw what they were viewing, I joined the chaos. Our three dachshunds were in hunting mode positioned at the base of our apple tree, looking up at two chattering squirrels at the top of the apple tree. One of the squirrels was ready to leap from the apple tree to a pine tree. If it missed the mark, we knew its fate. My daughters were trying to warn the trapeze-artist wannabes not to mess with our dachshund gang of three. I had been wondering how some of the apples were landing on the ground. I think the squirrels have been bombing our dogs with these juicy relatives of the rose. Fortunately, the acrobatic rodents landed in the foliage and scampered away. If only I could train the squirrels to juggle and toss me the apples, I thought to myself. I guess a tall ladder and an apple picker will have to suffice. We all could benefit from gathering some apples and eating them. Apples have long been a symbol of good nutrition because they provide fiber and natural antioxidants. A large apple has about 130 calories and 5 grams of fiber. University of California-Davis researchers have reported that eating two apples or drinking 12 ounces of apple juice per day protected arteries by preventing the buildup of plaque. Apples provide insoluble fiber (“roughage”) to promote digestive health, as well as soluble fiber (pectin) that has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Whenever possible, eat the skin as well as the flesh. More than 7,500 apple varieties are grown throughout the world, and 2,500 varieties are grown in the U.S. On average, we eat about 46 pounds of apples and processed apple products every year. Apples have different “best” uses. Some apples are tart, others are crunchy and some withstand heating without becoming mushy. Some varieties, such as the Haralson apples in my backyard, are “all-purpose” so they can be used for baking, salads, pies and sauce. For example, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Jonagold and Golden Delicious apples usually are categorized as all-purpose. If you have a bumper crop of apples from your own backyard, you can preserve them in many ways. If you make apple juice or cider, be sure to pasteurize it by heating it to 160 degrees to kill disease-causing bacteria that may have hitched a ride on the fruit. Try freezing high-quality apples with these easy directions. To prevent darkening of apples during preparation, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of ascorbic acid (available in the canning supplies area) in 3 tablespoons of water. Sprinkle over the fruit. To retard darkening, place slices in a single layer in a steamer; steam 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, depending on the thickness of the slices. Cool in cold water; drain. Over each quart (1 1/4 pounds) of apple slices, sprinkle evenly 1/2 cup sugar and stir. Pack apples into containers and press fruit down. Leave head space, then seal and freeze. To make an unsweetened pack, simply omit the sugar. More information about freezing various fruits is available at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/fn182frzfts.pdf. To learn about preserving fruit through dehydration, see “Drying Fruits” at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/ fn1587.pdf. To learn about canning various fruits, see “Home Canning Fruit and Fruit Products” available at http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/pubs/yf/foods/fn174.pdf. Here is a tasty recipe courtesy of University of Illinois Extension. Apple Cranberry Crisp 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. old-fashioned oatmeal 1/2 c. each, granulated sugar and brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) chilled butter or margarine cut into small pieces 7 c. peeled diced apples (about 3 pounds) continued on page a61

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Prairie Fare: Be inspired by apples

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3 Tbsp. apple juice or cider 1/2 c. dried cranberries Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly coat 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray or oil and set aside. In a bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended. Cut in chilled butter using a pastry blender or clean fingers until the mixture is crumbly. In another bowl, combine apples, apple juice and cranberries. Spoon the apple mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Makes nine servings. Each serving has 260 calories, 6 grams (g) of fat, 55 g of carbohydrate, 3 g of fiber and 50 milligrams of sodium.

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2013 soft white crop maintains legacy of excellent quality



This year’s U.S. SW crop has the typical high quality expected for U.S. soft wheat with high test weight, slightly higher-than-average protein and excellent milling and processing characteristics. Sixty nine percent of the 2013 crop graded No. 1 and 64 percent had a protein level of 10.5% (12 % mb) or below. In addition, the high protein segment of SW has the potential to perform well in blends for bread products. 

State and private grain inspection agencies and commercial wheat handling operations provided 464 SW and 72 white club (WC) wheat samples. USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) graded and tested protein content on the wheat samples and three composites were made according to protein content (Low - less than 9.0%, Medium 9.0 to 10.5%, and High – greater than 10.5%) in addition to a composite of all WC samples. The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) in Portland, OR, conducted wheat and flour quality testing and data analyses. Laboratory testing followed either AACC International Approved Methods (11th Edition) or WMC standard methods. 

 Wheat and Grade Data. The 2013 average SW test weight of 61.4 lb/bu (80.8 kg/hl) was similar to last year’s 61.0 lb/ bu (80.2 kg/hl), and WC test weight of 61.1 lb/bu (80.4 kg/ hl) was above last year’s 60.3 lb/bu (79.3 kg/hl). Other FGIS grading factors and dockage for SW and WC were similar to last year and to the five-year averages. SW moisture decreased to 9.1% from 9.5% last year, and WC increased to 9.2% from 8.9% last year. 

 SW protein content (12% mb) at 10.4% was higher than last year’s 9.8% and higher than the five-year average. WC protein at 10.5% was higher than last year and the five-year averages. SW wheat ash (14% mb) at 1.37% was similar to last year and the five-year averages, and WC ash was lower at 1.25% than last year and five-year averages. Thousand kernel weight for SW was similar to last year, but heavier than the five-year average. WC thousand kernel weight was heavier than last year and the five-year average. Both SW and WC kernel diameters were similar to last year and fiveyear averages. Falling numbers were 351 seconds for SW and 344 seconds for WC, both of which were higher than last year and the respective five-year averages. 

 Milling and Baking Data. Buhler Laboratory Mill flour extraction for SW at 76.2% and WC at 76.7% was slightly higher than last year and five-year averages. Flour protein (14% mb) was 9.2% and 9.4% for SW and WC, respectively. Flour ash (14% mb) for SW was the same as last year and similar to five-year average. WC ash was lower than last year and five-year averages. Falling number values were 367 seconds for SW and 356 seconds for WC. Amylograph peak viscosity values were 533 BU for SW and 450 BU for WC. Starch damage values were lower for SW and higher for WC than last year. Farinograph peak and stability times showed that SW had weaker gluten properties with similar water absorptions. WC had slightly higher water absorption and slightly shorter stability time than last year and five-year averages. SW showed shorter Alveograph L value and WC showed a similar value to last year; both were similar to five-year averages. Extensograph extensibility for SW and WC were longer than last year and the five-year averages. 
 Sponge cake volume for SW of 1,238 cc was higher with slightly lower score than last year and the five-year average. The volume for WC of 1,217 cc was less than last year and five-year average. SW cookie diameter was slightly larger than last year and the five-year average. WC cookie diameter was slightly smaller than last year, but slightly larger than the five-year average. SW cookie spread factor was higher than last year and five-year average. Cookie spread factor for WC was lower than last year, but similar to the five-year average.
 Each flour was made into Chinese southern-type steamed bread and compared with steamed bread from control flour. The specific volume was slightly higher than last year for SW, but similar for WC. Total scores were higher than last year and the five-year average for SW, but lower than last year and the five-year average for WC. ##### A person who is never wrong has guessed more than once. ##### A smile has immense face value.

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20-ft. Gooseneck Car Hauler 14,000# GVW, 82” between fenders, electric brakes on all axles, LED lights, 2x12 wood fir deck with Rhino lining, one 12,500# spring loaded jack, 2 5/16” Bulldog 25,000# adjustable hitch, 4” stake pockets, D-ring tie downs, diamond plate fenders with steps, 8-ft. slide-in and flip-up ramps with supports, epoxy primer and paint, 235/80x16 10-ply tires. 2-YEAR WARRANTY.... $5395

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Variable quality in northern durum

Buyers of the 2013/14 northern hard amber durum (HAD) crop will need to be diligent in contract specifications because of the wide range of quality in the 2013 crop. While average values of key end-use quality factors are below five-year averages, growers and handlers are likely to store different qualities separately. In addition to generally high kernel weight, significant portions of the crop are above average for factors such as protein, falling number and vitreous kernels. Price premiums and good communication with sellers will help ensure buyers receive the quality they need.

 Because of harvest delays, state offices of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service collected fewer samples than expected from farmers and local elevators. As a result, the 170 samples collected from North Dakota and Montana do not represent the final 15 percent of the harvested crop. The Durum Quality Lab of North Dakota State University analyzed the samples, which represent grain before any conditioning or blending, including unsold grain in farm bins.  

 Wheat and Grade Data. Eighty percent of the crop grades No. 1 HAD. Because of adverse harvest rains, much of the remaining crop is Amber Durum or grade No. 3 or lower. Excellent kernel fill conditions supported heavy test weights, averaging 60.7 lbs/bu (79 kg/hl), similar to 2012 and the five-year average. More than 80 percent of the crop has test weight greater than 60 lb/bu (78.1 kg/hl). Crop average thousand kernel weight is 44.4 g, well above the five-year average of 38.2 g. Nearly 85 percent of the crop boasts a 40-gram TKW or higher, compared to roughly 20 percent in 2012. 

 Total defects average 1.0%, lower than the 2012 and fiveyear averages, with fewer damaged and shrunken and broken kernels. Fusarium affected portions of the crop, resulting in areas having higher kernel damage and DON. Average DON is 1.0 ppm, similar to 2012. 

 Average protein of 12.8% (12% mb) is nearly two percentage points below 2012 and about one point below the fiveyear average. Growing conditions that promoted high yields also reduced protein. Yet more than half of the crop exceeds 13% protein. Vitreous kernels average 85% compared to 89% in 2012. Harvest rains led to lower falling numbers which average 375 sec. One-fourth of the crop falls below 350 sec compared to only 3 percent last year while more than half of the crop exceeds 400 sec. 

 Semolina and Processing Data. Semolina extraction rates on the Buhler Laboratory Mill are above last year and the five-year average. Total extraction averages 70.3% and semolina extraction was 65.2% compared with 68.6% and 63.4% respectively in 2012. Average semolina ash of 0.66% is slightly higher and b* (yellow-blue) is lower than the 2012 average. 

 Semolina mixing properties are similar to last year with a slightly lower gluten index of 55, down from 61 last year. Semolina speck counts are slightly higher than 2012 but lower than the five-year average. Cooking qualities are lower than the 2012 and five-year averages, with a lower color score and less cooked firmness. Low protein levels and effects of harvest rains likely contributed to lower cooking qualities. 

 Desert Durum®, a trademark of the Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council and the California Wheat Commission, applies only to durum wheat produced under irrigation in the states of Arizona and California. Total harvested area this year was considerably smaller than in 2012. Grain yields were generally average and the new crop grain again exhibited consistently large kernel size and low moisture, traits that contribute to achieving high extraction rates. Overall, grain quality characteristics met expectations. The 2013 Desert Durum® crop will deliver the valuable milling, semolina, and pasta quality traits that customers expect.

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A farmer was dying, and he called his wife to his bedside to hear his last request. “I want you to promise me you will marry Farmer Davis after I die.” “Why would I go and do that?” she asked. “Please promise me you will,” pleaded the dying man. “But why?” the wife asked again, suspiciously. ���He always cheated me on our dealings over the years, and this is finally my chance to get even with him.”

3V Distributing, Conrad ......................................B21 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .......................A33 Action Toys, Billings ............................................A24 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman ........................................................C19 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls ..A51, A52, A53 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls ...................A4 Ag Wise, Kremlin ................................................C46 A-J’s Swathing, LLC ...........................................B22 American Pipe, Cut Bank ...................................A42 Automotive Machine Inc., Great Falls .................A25 B & B Ag Supply, Inc, Broadview ........................C44 Baer Claw Welding, Fort Shaw ...........................C44 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown .......................C51 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank ....................................A62 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby .................................A29 Ben’s Auto, Truck, Trailer Sales, Roundup...........A31 Big Equipment Co., Havre ..................................B23 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad ...................... A36, A37 Big Sky Hydraulics, Great Falls ..........................A26 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn........A58 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby ............. A18, A26 Bouma Truck Sales, Choteau, Great Falls .INSERTS BTI Feeds, Cut Bank ..........................................A29 Buckley Auction ..................................................C62 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls ... A54, C29 Case IH Dealers .................................................C53 Charles Moore, Inc. Miles City ............................B30 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula.............................C13 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..........................C45 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks ...........A48 Clearwater Montana Properties, Trampus Corder, Fort Benton ............................................................B30 Clearview Seed, Denton .....................................A40 Courtesy Ford, Conrad .........................................B7 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston .........................B12 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank .....................................A59 Danielson Enterprises, Melstone........................C62 Dave’s Repair LLC, Charlo ...................................B2 Denny’s Service & Repair, Black Eagle ..............A40 DeVoe’s, Valier ....................................................C45 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby ....................................B4 Diesel Power Parts & Machine, East Missoula ......... .............................................................. A11, C61 Dietz Auto & Truck Salvage, Billings ...................B27 Dirkes’, Fairfield & Choteau ................................B20 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman...............C44 Dry Fork Ag, Ledger ...........................................C17 Durnell Fencing, Valier ........................................C52 Eagle Equipment, Belgrade ..................................C2 Eddy Bauer, Wolf Point .........................................C6 Enduraplas, Neche ND .......................................C16 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls.........C4, C5

Index

Escrow Montana LLC, Whitefish .........................C10 Farm Equipment Sales, Glasgow, Plentywood, Culbertson, Circle ................C23, C24, C25, C26 Farm Tech, (Doug Weist) Choteau ......................C34 First State Bank, Shelby .....................................A17 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton ...........C22, C36 Flaman Rentals ..................................................C41 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power .................. A61, B24 Fort Benton Realty, Fort Benton .........................B16 Fosse Insurance Agency, Great Falls ...................B4 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness .................................A60 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls ........... ......................A7, A47, A63, C31, C33, C50, C63 Frontline Ag Dillon (formerly Dillon Imp), Dillon ..A27 Frontline Ag, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon . ............................................ A20, A21, A22, A23, B1 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad ................B22 G&M Bins, LLC, Mark McInerney, Fairfield .........A55 Gerber’s, Great Falls.................................. A32, C62 Get ‘Er Done, Brady ............................................A30 GL Appraisal & Brokerage, Glenn Larson, Opheim .......................................................................A33 Glasgow Implement, Glasgow ............................B15 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy .....................C28 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier ............C57 Grossenburg Equipment, Winner, Pierre, Philip SD, Wayne, Bloomfield, Harrington, Laurel NE .....A41 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin .................A20 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena ........B26 Henke Enterprises, Chester ..............................A17 Henry Building Systems Dealers ........................C52 Highline Communications, Cut Bank ..................C12 Hi-Hog Equipment ..............................................B11 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls ....B17, B18, B19 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank .................B5 I-State Truck Center, Missoula ............................A18 ITB (Intercontinental Truck Body), Conrad ..........C55 J & M Trailer Sales, Laurel ..................................B28 J.A.R.R., Choteau ...............................................C18 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook ................ B11, B16 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte .........................C8 K.R. Rauch Company, Billings ............................C49 Krogmann Mfg. ...................................................B22 Landmark Realty Services, Great Falls ..............C40 Lewis Cattle Oiler Co, Russ Baker......................C56 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown..............A34, B7, C55 LM Machinery, Missoula .....................................A46

Loomix, 3 Pine Ranch, Great Falls .....................C22 Lost Valley Fence, Fairfield .................................A28 M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND .............C34 M & W Machine, Three Forks .............................C60 Martin Industrial, Missoula......................... A24, C48 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls ...............A16 Midland Implement , Billings ...............................C60 Milk River Co-op, Big Sandy, Chinook, Havre, Malta, Rudyard, Turner ................................................C7 MK Industries, Conrad ........................................A31 Montana Metal Fabrications, Inc, Great Falls .......B2 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek .......................C36 Montana Post Frame, Townsend .........................C46 Montana Shed Center, Great Falls .......................C3 Moodie Implement, Havre, Lewistown, Great Falls, Livingston, Belgrade...............A9, C37, C38, C39 Motor Power, Great Falls ....................................C58 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..........................C11 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville ........C12 Musselshell Valley Equipment, RoundupC8, C9, C10 Nardinger Irrigation, Great Falls .........................C36 Neal Law, P.C., Conrad .........................................B4 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ....................C15 New Homes of the Future, Billings .....................C58 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ..............................C29 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ....................................A39 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls ...............C40, C59 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point ..............C20 Northwest Plastics, Libby ...................................A30 Pacific Recycling, Great Falls .............................A32 Parsons Farm & Ranch Realty, Lewistown ...........A8 Patty Seaman Homes, Kalispell .........................A43 PD Feeders, LLC, Arvada, CO ...........................C18 Performance Ag Services, Conrad .....................A10 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton ...............C20 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree .....................C54 Premier Real Estate Professionals, Inc., Kalispell .......................................................................B12 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ..........A10 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad .........A12, A25, C48 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..................B12 Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Chinook . B24, B25 RDO Equipment, Billings ......................................A2 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell ................B14 Rock Bottom Fencing, Chinook ..........................C48 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River ...............................C46 Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond .A42

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Scenic City Trailer Sales, Belgrade .....................A50 SeedMaster ........................................................A16 Shobe Auction & United Country Realty, Lewistown .......................................................................A55 Shop Specialties, Ronan ....................................C59 Shortline Ag, Inc, Scobey ...................................C27 Sod Buster Sales, Polson ............................ B6, B20 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..............A14 Steel Etc, Great Falls ...........................................B3 Steinhatchee, Lance Nelson, Stevensville..........C42 Steer In Trailer Sales, Three Forks......................C16 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon ..........................B13 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .............C13 Sunrise Equipment, Sidney ................................B29 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ............. A30, C7 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester .......................B27 Tarzan Tree Trimming, LLP, Malta........................C32 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ..................................A29 The Gear House, Helena....................................A35 The Repair Shop, Choteau ...................................A6 The Truck Shop of Billings ..................................C30 Three Forks Lumber & Ready Mix, Three Forks C43 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester ...................................A61 Tilleman Motor Company, Havre ........................B31 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange.....................................A12 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Denton, Billings .....................A55, A56, A57, A58 Transport Equipment, Missoula ..........................B10 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ............................C43 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker..........................B12 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton ................. A8, C56 Tri-County Implement, Sidney.............................A49 Triple T Sales, Chinook .......................................A19 Triple W Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan C47 Vaughn Truck, Havre .................................. A59, B13 Vermeer ..................................................... A34, C18 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester ................C21, C61 Wally’s Over Door Co., Great Falls .....................C54 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad...............................A43 West Plains Implement, Beach, Dickinson, Bowman, Hettinger.........................................................C64 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula ..........C51 Western Pipe & Rod, Joe Gunderson, Columbia Falls ................................................................A54 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ........................B12 Wild Horse Seed, Havre .....................................C32 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton .....................A64 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .........................C1 Yellowstone Country Motors, Livingston .............A28 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade, Ronan ..........C17 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow .................................... B7, B8 Zomer Truck, Conrad ... A6, A38, A44, A45, C6, C55

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HAY PROCESSOR & FEED WAGONS FOR SALE

Bale King Vortex 3100 hay processor. Good condition. Ready to go...$10,000 Dion feed wagon. Good condition............................................................$2000 Badger feed wagon. Good condition........................................................$2000 Call (406) 736-5409, Stockett, MT

BARLEY STRAW FOR SALE

Round bales ~ Net wrapped ~ Located near Conrad, MT

Call (406) 450-3647

1969 Ford Cabover 20-ft. box Call 406-799-6923

HAY FOR SALE

200 ton alfalfa, 19-22% protein, 135-160 RFV 1200 ton of grass/alfalfa mix CRP, good quality All in 5-ft.x6-ft. twine tied round bales

Call 406-357-4187, evenings, Chinook, MT

ALFALFA SEED FOR SALE Certified Wrangler

Certified Shaw

Call Ernest Johnson 406-357-4182 or cell: 262-3081 or 262-3809

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TRACTOR & RIMS FOR SALE

John Deere 430 tractor with Superior loader and Ford rear blade..................................................................... $6000 2-New Hub Pilot 8-hole 24.5 steel rims.

Phone (406) 735-4464, evenings

TIRE CHANGER & ENGINE FOR SALE

Chevrolet 427 engine and 5 speed transmission from 1976 Chevrolet C65. Coats RC-10A tire changer. Phone (406) 279-3586 ext. 719, Valier, Montana

Full Service Ag Repair Starter – Generator – Alternator Service Air Conditioning Welding

Quality Work – Reasonable Rates

Dave’s Repair LLC

West Post Creek Road, Charlo, Montana Business cell phone 370-6229 - Home (406) 644-2241

• Bridge Beams - Steel, Timber • • Treated Timber Decking • • Concrete Eco Blocks • Call Mark at Bauer & Buck Construction (406) 880-5473 1 Only 34-ft. all steel bridge, including deck and railings.....................................$8750

Pre-conditioning program considerations for feeder cattle

By Sandy Stuttgen DVM and Bill Halfman University of Wisconsin-Extension An optimal pre-conditioning program for balanced for ener- gy, protein, macro- and feeder calves includes both health and manmicro-minerals and vitamins. Rations can agement practices to help prepare calves for be formulated using many different feedtransition to stocker/ backgrounder and/or stuffs. Typical rations fed during weaning feedlot environ- ments. Pre-conditioning and pre-conditioning are high in forage. reduces stress on the calves, reducing health Points to consider regarding rations during risks. weaning and preconditioning include: Research conducted across the country Often this time frame begins with a indicates that feeder cattle having been transition from being on pasture with the through quality pre-conditioning programs cows to being in dry lot area without cows are less likely to get sick, which in turn leads and includes transition from grazing to to improved perfor- mance in the feedlot, harvested feeds in a bunk. Long stemmed and higher quality carcasses. Documenting soft hay of good or better quality is one of the preconditioning program used serves as the best feeds to have for this transition. It a value-added marketing tool. Several studis very similar to what they were eating in ies have shown that preconditioned calves the pasture, fluffs up in the bunk so they can sell at a premium to non-preconditioned see it easier, and eating this helps keep the calves especially when marketed through rumen working like it should. value added channels. The cow can be used as a teacher. The Ultimately it is the producers’ choice as feeds you intend to feed at and after weanto what practices they implement in their ing can be introduced to cow/calf pairs in pre- conditioning program. Veterinarians’ a bunk. Calves learn there is good food in and producers’ marketing partners are good the bunk by watching the cows eat. This sources of information regarding health greatly helps reduce the transition time to protocols and what buyers are demanding. the new feeds. Following are nutritional and health Once calves are separated from the cows, practice considerations for pre-conditioning nutrient dense feeds may need to be offered programs: in addition to the long stemmed soft grass Nutritional Considerations for Prehay. Calves separated from the cows are Conditioning spending more time pacing, trying to get During the pre-conditioning time frame back to the cows; because they are not eatthe target rate of gain should be 1.5 to ing and resting, it may also be necessary to 1.75 pounds per day. The goal is to have provide a palatable corn and pellet complete moderate gain, not to condition calves up feed until they settle down. This restless onto a finishing ration. Gains much higher behavior typically lasts about a week. may result in fleshy calves at sale time and Once they settle down then they can be research has shown that fleshy calves are transitioned onto a lower cost ration for the often discounted. dura- tion of the pre-conditioning period. Feeding a balanced ration is critical to Test the forages and feeds and work with the overall health and performance of the a nutritionist to balance the ration and make calf. Calves respond better to vaccinations sure the minerals and vitamins are at sufand other health treatments when fed rations continued on page B4 ficient levels.

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WE BUY COPPER • BRASS • ALUMINUM • IRON TRADE SCRAP FOR CASH OR NEW MATERIAL

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4” • 220 wall pipe In Stock 42-ft lengths

NEW! SURPLUS STEEL TUBING 2” x 2” square - .125 & .155 wall - 24-ft. lengths 4” x 2” rectangular - .188 wall - 40-ft. lengths 8” x 6” rectangular - .188 wall - 45-ft. lengths

RAILROAD FLAT CARS For Bridges

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BLACK PIPE

Various sizes available – CALL

New Surplus Square Tube •Sizes vary•

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Non galvanized Guard rails

For Non Potable Water Storage

HOPPER BOTTOM CARS Great for grain storage

Overseas Containers For Sale 40-ft. & 20-ft.

Used 5-ft. Guard Rail Posts

Round steel post caps 31/2” & 27/8”, round steel post clips

TEMPORARILY OUT CALL

2 rail - 12” x 13’6” and 20” x 13’6” triple rib

Overseas Flats - 8’x40’ Great for bridges

NEW STEEL plate & beams IN STOCK

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3/8” & 1/2” - 20-ft. lengths

CATTLE GUARDS

New 12” - 48” Steel Culvert New 12” - 30” Poly Culvert

Round Tubing

Great for corrals

All approximately 20-ft. & 24-ft. lengths

LAND ROLLER PIPE • Stainless Steel Sheets • Flat Bar • Pipe, Fittings

5-ton gear puller................... $58.87

Used 27/8” drill pipe

IN STOCK

1-ton chain hoist.................. $89.90

Automotive & Heavy Industrial Batteries

16.5 CAL tie wire $4.95/Roll

11/4”, 11/2”, 13/4” & 2” O.D.

New Selection of Tools!

Oil pistol can, 6 oz...... ........................ $3.55

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51/2’ & 6’ T1.33# New Red Brand and CF&I Class I Barb Wire

5” channel construction on bottom with 3” channel on top 10-, 12-, 14- & 16-ft. available

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Chicago Heights Steel Fence Posts with heavy spade plate

24” - 42” - 48”

6” Surplus Pipe

.188 wall • epoxy coated • 40+ft. lengths

#2 Railroad ties - $800 each #1 Railroad ties - $1550 each

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USED SUCKER ROD: 3/4”, 7/8” & 1”- 25-ft. lengths

Call Jim Filipowicz @ 800-334-5964

Domestic A500 Grade B 6”x.250 well casing, 20-ft. lengths....

Culvert Grade Pipe 22” - $15.00/ft. Used Electric Motors & Boxes

WE SELL NEW & USED Tubing • Pipe • Angle Iron • Plate

CLOSEOUT!!! Bench Vises 4” – $20.00

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TIRES and STRAW FOR SALE

(8) 800/70R38 Goodyear R1W tires, less than 400 hours.. .................................................................... $28,000 obo Barley straw, 3x4x8 square bales............................$60/ton Phone 406-350-2240 – Buffalo, MT

Pre-conditioning program considerations for feeder cattle continued from page b2

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High selling horse at the Montana Breeders Group AQHA Horse Sale in Great Falls, Montana was VACA Billy from Jason and Christi Levine, Augusta, Montana.

I didn’t wake you, did I?

A married couple had a big blowout that left each of them stewing in anger. For the rest of the day they gave each other the silent treatment. Before bed, however, the husband realized he needed to get up early the next day for an important meeting. Stubbornly refusing to be the first to crack the silence, he left her

a note that said, “Stacy, wake me at 6:00 a.m.” When he rolled over in the morning and saw that it was already 8:00, Paul was furious. He was about to go see why Stacy hadn’t woken him up when he noticed a note on his pillow. It said, “It’s 6:00. Time to get up.”

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HUGGY BEAR’S CONSIGNMENT & APPRAISAL Phone 406-873-4819, cell 229-0662, e-mail khbear59427@yahoo.com, Cut Bank, Montana

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See Me About Your Bale Processor Needs 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #JHug1013.............................$550 Graham-Holme 14-ft. plow. Tag #THall1013...............................................$1500 Winch for D6C Cat with Hyster free spooler. Tag #Pack1013. Sullair compressor. Tag #Hug1013..........................................................$25,000 1992 Hesston 8100 swather, 30-ft. DSA header with pickup header. Tag #HerbK1013.......................................................................................$31,000 Case RBX562 round baler, net wrap, low bale count. Tag #NorthF1013.$28,000 New Holland Super 1049 balewagon. Tag #KevinM1013........................$18,500 New Airway 30-ft. aerator. Tag #RickW1013............................................$50,000 Airway 20-ft. aerator. Tag #RickW1013....................................................$33,000 Case 930 tractor, 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1013..........................................$2000 John Deere R tractor, 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1013...................................$2000 Case 630 tractor, 3-pt., 540 PTO, 3-pt. blade. Tag #MarvinG1013..............$3500 Massey 97 tractor. Tag #MarvinG1013........................................................$1900 Frontier 5-ft. cultivator with spring shanks. Tag #HerbK1013. New Spraylift hydraulic jack for high clearance sprayers. Tag #BigS1013..$2700 Versatile 145 for parts. Tag #Bett1013........................................................$1500 Honda Big Red 3 wheeler. Tag #Bett1013....................................................$700 International L190 truck, no engine. Tag #Bett1013.....................................$300 John Deere 3010 2WD tractor, loader, 3-pt., 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1013......$7500 1977 Ford F250 pickup, DewEze 375 bale handler bed. Tag #SueP1013..$5500 2-John Deere 9300 double disc drills with fertilizer boxes, 7” spacing. Tag #Hug1013. Each...................................................................................$2200 1977 John Deere 4630 2WD tractor, 9600 hours, JD 168 loader, grapple, Quad shift, 3-pt., 1000 PTO. Tag #SueP1013..............................................$23,500 New Holland 1112 swather, with 14-ft. header, 1831 hours, diesel engine. Tag #SueP1013...........................................................................................$6500 Meyers pull type ditcher, good shape. Tag #SueP1013...............................$1500 John Deere 12-ft. double disc drill with grass seed attachment, spoked steel packer wheels. Tag #SueP1013..............................................................$550 1993 Ford F150 2WD pickup, 4 speed transmission. Tag #Sue1013..........$2500 Dodge dually box. Tag #SueP1013...............................................................$550 1995 Mazda Protege 4 door sedan, automatic, 134,834 miles. Tag #SueP1013. . ............................................................................................................$1500 New Holland 1046 2 wide balewagon. Tag #SueP1013..............................$5500 1995 Massey-Ferguson 8570 rotary combine with header, 12-ft. pickup header, 2300/1700 hours. Tag #KenL1013. Case IH STX375 4WD tractor, 20.8x38 duals 50%, 4 remotes, 4500 hours. Tag #ReidH1013.....................................................................................$115,000 1999 Ford PowerStroke 7.3 diesel, 1-ton, 4WD, regular cab, 5 speed, 197,420 miles, captain seats. Tag #DaveS1013..................................................$7500 Flexi-Coil 50-ft. heavy harrow. Tag #ReidH1013. John Deere 8420 230 hp tractor, powershift, 1000 PTO. Tag #ReidH1012. 1997 Case IH 9380 4WD tractor, 20.8x42 triples, 4800 hours, full weight package. Tag #Jess1013..........................................................................$102,000 1979 Ford 9000 LTL tractor tandem axle truck, Detroit V92 engine, nice. Tag #RobertH1013....................................................................................$19,500 1987 Marmon tandem axle truck, 20-ft. Midland grain box, 3480 hours. Tag #PatW1013. Continental 6x16 enclosed cargo trailer. Tag #LarryK1013........................$5700 Continental 8x20 cargo trailer, 12 volt battery system, LED lights. Tag #LarryK1013.................................................................................................$8500 2009 Chevrolet Corvette 430 hp motor, 8400 miles, 6 speed, crystal red metalic. Tag #LarryK1013.........................................................................$42,000 Walinga 510 grain vac. Tag #GordS1013....................................................$6500 New Tebben 8-ft., 3-pt. rotary mower. Tag #SamG1013..............................$6000 Cat 436B tractor/loader/backhoe, 4 in 1 bucket, Extend-A-Hoe, 4x4, 2 backhoe buckets, good tires. Tag #AL1013.......................................................$35,000 Case 550 dozer, less than 2600 hours. Tag #AL1013...............................$25,000 Belshe 20,000 GVW gooseneck tandem axle dually trailer. Tag #AL1013. 1996 Dodge 1-ton pickup, 5 speed, 12 valve Cummins engine, 102,000 miles. Tag #AL1013. Baltic 3-pt. hitch, fertilizer spreader. Tag #AL1013........................................$650 Mirage Executive 24-ft. aluminum cargo carhauler trailer, 8-ft. wide, 6’9” high, heavy duty tie downs, 10,000 GVW. Tag #AL1013. Post hole digger, 3-pt. Tag #AL1013..............................................................$750 HDD 7000 EDA diesel generator less than 6 hours. Tag #AL1013..............$3500 Portable heavy duty backhoe. Tag #AL1013................................................$2500 Ford 5000 diesel tractor, loader, PTO, 3-pt. hitch. Tag #AL1013..................$8800 2000 Finn T92 hydro-seeder, 900 gallon tank. Tag #WilloC1013..............$21,000 New Holland TC29 MFD tractor, NH 14L loader, less than 100 hours, comes with 3-pt. post hole auger, 5-ft. rotary mower. Tag #RNorling1013.....$18,500 400 gallon water storage tank, like new, fits in back of pickup. Tag #RNorling1013...................................................................................................$500 Wheel House Generac 5500 generator, 5500 watts, 120/240 volts. Tag #RNorling1013...................................................................................................$500 2011 John Deere 9770 combine, has long life package, header height, JD financing available. Tag #PaulB1013..................................................$210,000 Case IH 1680 combine with 1010 30-ft. header. Tag #TomG1013. 2006 New Holland TV140 Bi-Directional tractor with grapple, 3-pt. & PTO on both ends, 16-ft. MacDon header. Tag #ReidH1013...........................$75,000 1992 Chevrolet 1/2-ton 4WD pickup, automatic, 160,000 miles. Tag #SaunS1013.........................................................................................$1900 John Deere 7800 10,000 miles. Tag #ReidH1013....................................$40,000 Case IH 145 4 bottom plow. Tag #ReidH1013.............................................$9500 Case IH 5500 30-ft. drill. Tag #ReidH1013................................................$21,000 John Deere 963 12 row, 22” corn head, poly noses. Tag #ReidH1013....$22,000 Case IH 2188 combine, fresh overhaul, 1010 header. Tag #ReidH1013..$55,000 MacDon M200 windrower, 3000 hours, 16-ft. rotary. Tag #ReidH1013.....$49,000 MacDon M200 windrower, 356 hours, 16-ft. rotary. Tag #ReidH1013.......$80,000 Loewen 2500 honey vac manure wagon. Tag #ReidH1013.....................$49,000 Krause 32-ft. disc with packer. Tag #ReidH1013......................................$20,000 Parma 24-ft. roller harrow. Tag #ReidH1013.............................................$18,500 Great Plains 24-ft. turbo till. Tag #1013....................................................$30,000 Case W20 loader with Quick-Tach bucket and forks.................................$22,000 Barley hay, 100 ton. Tag #DougL1013. 1980 Pettibone Super carry lift with fork lift and grapple, has head for picking 4x4 bales. Tag #DanD1013................................................................$15,000 Case 9280 4WD tractor, set at 400 hp, has new injectors and pump, new water pump, triple 20.8x38 tires at 80%. Tag #DougR1013.........................$75,000 Flexi-Coil 340 42-ft. chisel plow with 3 bar Flexi-Coil harrow. Tag #DougR1013.. . .........................................................................................................$25,000

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

Allis-Chalmers HD 15 crawler, reconditioned. Tag #DickU......................$15,000 1996 Caterpillar D8R crawler dozer, rebuilt engine, new rebuilt transmission, final drive, 70% undercarriage, 4 barrel ripper. Tag #Riley0513.......$190,000 Cat D4 5T dozer with Cat 4A blade, one set of hydraulic remotes. Tag #DanH0513. Case 1088 excavator, rebuilt swing motor, good tracks, hydraulic thumb. Tag #RogWa0513. Cat D4 with dozer. Tag #DanG0413. 1968 Ford 550 tractor/loader/backhoe, 5200 hours. Tag #CraigL0513....$17,000 John Deere 318D skid steer. Tag #Hug0313..........................................$23,000 1998 Melroe 331 bobcat mini-excavator with 3 buckets and complete with thumb, 3055 hours, in good shape. Tag #JJ0913. Case 580 tractor/loader/backhoe, cab, 16.9x24 rear tires, 11L16.9 front tires, 2214 hours. Tag #DanG0513. 1998 Cat D8R WU dozer, 4-place ripper. Tag #RilD0713.......................$225,000 1985 Cat 140G grader, new tires. Tag #RilD0713.....................................$95,000 Cat D6 crawler dozer, 12-ft. blade, decent UC. Tag #Terry0613..................$7500 Airman HM 305 4000 lb. excavator. Tag#Pack0611.................................$11,000 Allis-Chalmers HD 15 crawler, reconditioned. Tag #DickU0812..............$10,000

Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air seeder, 2320 Flexi-Coil tank, 9” spacing. Tag #RodO1013. New Holland Super 1049 balewagon. Tag #Bertha1013.........................$15,000 International 806 2WD tractor, 2 remotes, 1000 PTO. Tag #Hug1013. Versatile 400 swather, DSA 20-ft. header. Tag #Bertha1013. 1990 Ford 1-ton pickup with 5th wheel. Tag #Bertha1013. 3-point post hole digger. Tag #Bertha1013. John Deere SW 22-ft. disc, 18” blades, wings fold up. Tag #Bertha1013. Massey-Ferguson 36 swather, set up for CRP. Tag #Bertha1013. Graham-Holme 14-ft. plow. Tag #Bertha1013. 3-John Deere LZ 1010 8-ft. drills. Tag #Bertha1013. 1990 Ford F350 manual 4 speed, overdrive. Tag #Bertha1013. Massey 36 14-ft. hay header. Tag #Bertha1013. 1978 Ford F350 gas engine pickup, 4x4, 4 speed. Tag #Bertha1013. 1996 Cat 988F wheel loader. Tag #RandyD1013...................................$115,000 1991 Cat D4H11 4460 hours, straight blade with power tilt. Tag #RandyD1013... . .........................................................................................................$35,000 2006 Hamm HD130 roller, canopy. Tag #RandyD1013. Gaucho 12-ft. heavy land clearing disc, 36” pans. Tag #RandyD1013........$9500 2006 PJ 30-ft. dually trailer, 21,500 GVW, 9000 lb. Tulsa winch. Tag #RickT1013. 1974 Ford F350 pickup, tool box, duals, automatic, air compressor under hood, 300 gallon fuel tank with electric pump, 59,364 actual miles, Lincoln G8000 generator. Tag #1013. Ach pickup head rack. Tag #RickT1013. 1992 Chevrolet 4x4, automatic, 160,000 miles. Tag #SaunS1013..............$1900 Filson squeeze chute, excellent shape. Tag #HarryV1013. Powder River squeeze chute. Tag #DennisD1013. 2-Round bale feeders. Tag #HarryV1013. Honey Bee 28-ft. header fits New Holland 2550 HW 320 swathers. Tag #LonnieH1013............................................................................................$15,500 2-1950 Oliver tractors (one junk). Tag #DickU0813....................................$8000 Hesston 8100 swather with 25-ft. DSA header, pickup reel and 14-ft. auger header. Tag #TonyV0813....................................................................$30,000 Degelman 12-ft, off John Deere 7520 tractor. Excellent shape. Tag #Harry0613. . ............................................................................................................$6000 1973 Chevrolet C60 2-ton truck with 427 gas engine, tandem axle, potato box, 13 speed transmission. Tag #JeffH0513............................................$10,000 Flexi-Coil 820 41-ft. plow, 12” spacing, 1720 air tank, System 75 coil packer. Tag #RogW0513.......................................................................................$40,000 Flexi-Coil 820 60-ft. plow with 2320 air tank. Tag #RogW0513................$59,000 Flexi-Coil 820 52-ft. plow. Tag #RogW0513.............................................$39,000 Athey force feed loader and conveyor, used in cement batch plant. Tag #Shane0513. Avco hydraulic water pump. Will produce over 500 gallons of water per minute. Used on oil rig. Pallets. Tag #Shane0513..........................................................................$.50 ea. Homemade portable hydraulic power unit with 60-ft. 11/2” hydraulic hose with Waukesa engine. Tag #Shane0513. Acco Wright 10-ton overhead crane with 8 assembly beams. Tag #Shane0513.. . .........................................................................................................$15,000 1979 Kato skid mount light plant with Detroit 271 engine. Mounted on homemade trailer. Tag #Shane0513. Parkers Berg Air Balance pump. Tag #Shane0513. Buckner 2 horse trailer, all lights work. Tag #JoeOld0513. 2010 Summers 45-ft. land roller, 600 acres use. Tag #MilesT0513.........$40,000 Far-go 3-point spreader. Tag #RogF0513. Used Lambordine engine off 1502 tank. Tag #BrandtH0513.....................$1950 30 or more rubber packers for John Deere 9450 drills. Tag #ANF0513.

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0813. Hesston SP10 bale feeder and one for parts. Tag #JSmith1112................$1600 See me for your Bale Processor needs Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0812. Supreme Mixers available. Call Huggy Bear. Haybuster multi-bale bale processor. Tag #Rum0411.............................$12,500 See us about you bale processor needs. High-Line multi-bale processor. Tag #FThompson0109.............................$7000

TRAILERS

1984 Titan 24-ft. gooseneck steel trailer. Tag #DonH0913. Miller tandem axle heavy duty trailer, new deck, pintle hitch. Good backhoe trailer. Tag #HugB0813..........................................................................$6500 1974 Monion 30-ft. van trailer with the following items, wood, several pieces of 3 /4” plywood, Powermate band saw, Delta planner, Rockwell lathe, horizontal band saw, electric car washer, bench vice, cut-off saw and several other items. Tag #DMitch0613. Total package.................................................$7500 Hale 6-ft.x16-ft. horse trailer, good shape. Tag #Harry0613........................$1900 1969 Circle J 16-ft. horse trailer. Tag #JL0613............................................$1400 1996 R-Way Quad gravel trailer, super singles, totally rebuilt, blasted, painted. Tag #JR0513......................................................................................$28,000 2012 PJ dump trailer. Tag #Hug0413...........................................................$8100 Homemade triple axle 24-ft., beavertail, 25/16” ball. Tag #CraigL0513$3500 1969 Circle J 16-ft. horse trailer. Tag #JL0612............................................$1400 1974 homemade flatbed trailer with 107” deck, wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1112...................................................................................$2500 37-ft. flatbed trailer for semi. Tag #JamF0113..............................................$4950 18-ft. homemade gooseneck tandem axle trailer, 7000 lb. axles, beavertail, no ramps. Tag #Rog0113. New PJ trailers, call for prices. Tag #CBass0212 Reconditioned logging trailer, sliding main beam. Tag #DennyL1212.......$15,000 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #JHug1011.............................$550 20-ft. tandem axle gooseneck, ramps, 10,000 lb. axles. Tag #JJ0913.........$4600

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

1981 John Deere 2040 2WD tractor, loader, 8000 hours. Tag #DonH0913.......... . .........................................................................................................$11,000 New Holland 2120 MFD compact tractor, loader, 3-point New Holland backhoe attachment. Tag #RickT0813. 1985 John Deere 8650 4WD, no PTO. Tag #PatW0513. 1972 John Deere 7520 4WD tractor, recent work on tractor, excellent shape, good tires, 1000 PTO. Tag #Harry0613..............................................$12,500 Massey-Ferguson 2745 2WD tractor, 1000 PTO and duals, no 3-point. Tag #DKraft0713. Hesston 130-90 tractor, 107 hp, MFD, 8000 hours, 3-point, dual pickup. Tag #SamC0613. Allis-Chalmers HD 5 crawler tractor with 2 cylinder Detroit diesel with bucket and blade. Tag #MGoss.........................................................................$4000 Jackson 534 4WD tractor. Tag #0811. 1976 Versatile 750 tractor, 18.4x38 tires, Atom Jet hydraulics for air seeder. Tag #BobC0513. John Deere 5525N MFD tractor with cab, air, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RTrent0813.......................................................................................$23,500 1976 Versatile 900 tractor, 3 remotes, 20.8x38 duals, 6333 hours. Tag #ArtH0813.............................................................................................$8500 International Hydro 100 tractor with loader. Tag #MikeMc0813..............$13,000 John Deere 4240 tractor, JD 158 loader, powershift. Tag #BobE0813.....$20,000 New Holland TV140 tractor with almost new loader, 3-point and dual PTO on both engs. Tag #ReidH0813...............................................................$55,000 2009 Case IH 105U Farmall tractor, 105 hp, front wheel assist, 3 point, PTO, only 900 hours. Tag #Hug0412...........................................................$48,000 Allis Chalmers 170 2WD tractor, gas, Farmhand F11 loader, 3 point, 540 PTO, 6-ft. Worksaver rear blade.....................................................................$7500 Ford 800 tractor with Renn post hole digger. Tag #BrandtH0113. 1952 Case VAC tractor, gas, tricycle front end, 3-point, 540 PTO. Runs like a champ. Tag #Harry0613........................................................................$3000

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NEW ITEMS

DMI 36-ft. anhydrous plow. Tag #Simmes1113. Ford F3 pickup with sprayer. Tag #McClean1113. John Deere 240 14-ft. mower conditioner. Tag#RWard1113 Mohawk 7-ft. 3-pt. rotary mower. Tag #ANF1113 John Deere 2010 tractor, diesel, 3-pt. 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1113.......... $6900 1973 Moto-Ski T4500 snowmobile. Like new. Tag #Hug1113............... $1500 John Deere 5010-20 2WD tractor with loader, no PTO. Tag #DanR1113....... . . ...................................................................................................... $4500 1000 gallon water storage tank. Tag #Vince1113. John Deere 420 tractor, 3-pt., power steering and shuttle transmission, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1113. John Deere 4020 tractor, diesel, 58 loader, no 3-pt., no PTO. Good loader tractor. Tag #ANF1113..................................................................... $3500 Farmhand F11 loader, adapts to many tractors. Tag #ANF1113. Soilmover 3 yard pull-type scraper. Tag #ANF1113. John Deere 3020 tractor with 540 PTO, 3-pt. is available. Tag #ANF113. International 340 2WD tractor, 540 PTO, gas engine. Tag #ANF1113. One ton dump box trailer. Tag #ANF1113. John Deere 730 diesel tractor, tricycle front end, 3-pt., 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1113 Allis Chalmers HD5 crawler with bucket and dozer blade. Tag #ANF1113. Linderman crawler tractor. Tag #1113. John Deere 3010 gas tractor with PTO and aftermarket 3-pt. Tag #ANF1113. 1981 Versatile 835 tractor with 18.4x38 duals at 60%, Trimble GPS available. Tag #LGre1113............................................................................ $22,500 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 90-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, wash tank, mix tank, rinse tank, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #LGre1113...................................................................................... $5900 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, hydraulic fold on booms, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 tires. Tag #LGre1113.. . ...................................................................................................... $6900 Blower fan. Tag #Hug1113. Massey Ferguson 35 28-ft. pull-type swather. In excellent shape with extra parts. Tag #Hug1113....................................................................... $1900 Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. field sprayer, double nozzles, good wind screens, 1500 gallon tank, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #BCreek1113. Flexi-Coil S67XL field sprayer, double nozzles, 1500 gallon tank, mix tank, auxiliary tank, 18.4x26 singles. Tag #BCreek1113. 2008 Bobcat S175 skidsteer loader, includes auger, pallet forks, bucket, open cab. Tag #JSt.GD1113.................................................................. $32,000 1981 Miller 24ft. pintle hitch trailer. Tag #Hug1113................................ $6500 1986 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck trailer with new metal deck. Tag #Hug1113...... . . ...................................................................................................... $2950 1974 Homemade flat bed trailer with 107” deck. Wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1113............................................................. $2500 600 tons of hay for sale. Tag #DanD1113. New Holland 688 round baler, net wrap. Tag # RalJ1113.................. $16,000 New Holland TC29 front wheel drive tractor with New Holland loader. 3-pt. attachments are also available. Tag #RobN1113. 2002 New Holland TV145 bi-directional tractor with dual PTO on both ends, loader, grapple, 16-ft. hay header. Tag #JeffH1113...................... $76,000 2-Liberty 41 gallon sewage pumps. Tag #KenW1113....................... $600 ea. John Deere 960 s-tine 20-ft. cultivator with extensions. Like new. Tag #RayL1113...................................................................................... $2200 Melroe 501 42-ft. plow. Tag #Paul1113.................................................. $3500 1998 Dodge 2500 pickup, automatic, 4x4, extended cab, V8 gas, 114,000 miles, good tires. Good looking pickup. Tag #DH1113.................... $8900 2011 Steiger 335 tractor, 3600 hours, 3-pt., PTO, powershift, 480/50 duals. Tag #Reid1113. Hesston 5585 round baler. Tag #Paul1113. 1992 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, automatic, 4x4, new points and exhaust. Tag #DandJ1113. 1974 Chevrolet C65 truck with New Holland 790 manure spreader. Tag #Saun1113. 1985 Kenworth conventional semi truck, day cab, Cat diesel engine, new top end overhaul, 13 speed transmission. Runs good but rear differential is out. Tag #JR1113. 1979 Versatile 900 tractor, 20.8x38 duals, 3 remotes, 903 Cummins motor, 6502 hours. Tag #JR1113. 1975 Kenworth cabover semi truck with sleeper. Runs good, transmission linkage needs adjustment, Cummins engine. Tag #JR1113. 1973 Fruehauf 48-ft. cattle pot with upper and lower decks, brakes and lights work. Tag #JR1113. 1998 John Deere 8770 4WD tractor, 20.8x38 tires, PTO, 7200 hours. Tag #JR1113. Victory 9000 seedavator with model 291 280 bushel tank cart, unloading auger, steel packers. Tag#JF1113................................................ $15,000 John Deere 2320 swather, gas 225 Chrysler engine, 21-ft. DSA header, 5768 hours. New canvas, good shape. Tag #JR1113. Morris 881 8-bale hay hiker. Tag #JR1113. Fruehauf 48-ft. flat bed trailer, holds 35 round bales. Tag #JR1113. Highline 6800 7-bale multibale processor. Tag #JR1113. 1998 Highline 6800 2-bale bale processor. Tag #JR1113. 1987 Travalong 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer, 10,000 lb. axles. Tag #JR1113. International 4166 tractor with 12-ft. Degelman dozer, new engine overhaul, 28L26 single tires. Great tire for winter snow removal. Tag #JR1113. 2000 Hesston 8110 swather with 16-ft. auger header. Tag #JR1113. John Deere 935 12-ft. disc mower. Tag #JR1113. 1976 Ford F750 truck, 460 gas engine, new rebuilt transmission, 18-ft. bed with steel floor. Motor runs good. Tag #JR1113. 1979 Versatile 875 4WD tractor, 24.5x32 duals, 4 remotes, 1832 tach hours. Tag #JR1113. 1964 GMC 8000 truck with 14-ft. bed, 2-1000 lb. Western Ranch cake feeders. Will sell cake feeders separate. Tag #JR1113. Westfield J207-31 load-out grain auger with 7 hp electric motor. Tag #JR1113. 2005 Case IH MX135 tractor with Case loader and grapple, 18.4x42 tires (1 new, 1 wore), 16.9x28 good front tires, 4922 hours. Tractor has been completely gone through. Tag #JR1113. 1994 Ford F350, 4x4, manual transmission, almost new DewEze bale handler with spinners. Tag #JR1113.

2-spray lift jacks for high clearance self-propelled sprayers. Tag# Hug1212.... . .............................................................................................Each $2500

HARROWS & HEAVY HARROWS PJ Trailers and mini trucks available. FROM HUGGY BEAR New H&S 14 wheel rake. End-of-Season discount... Call

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HAY FOR SALE 1st and 2nd Cutting Orchard grass/alfalfa mix in round bales. Great Falls, Montana area Phone (406) 952-0966

TWO NEW GLUE LAM BEAMS FOR SALE

75-ft. 5” long x 48” wide x 12” thick. Phone (406) 799-6923

Balewagons & Retrievers

New Holland 1095, self-propelled....................................... CALL New Holland 1085 balewagon with MilStak bale clamp. Will pickup 12- 3x3 or 8- 3x4 bales.................................................$54,000 New Holland 1069 gas, rebuilt, sharp, clean....................... CALL New Holland 1069 balewagon,Cummins diesel engine...$50,000 New Holland 1069 balewagon, diesel engine..................$49,500 New Holland 1068 gas.....................................................$34,000 2-New Holland 1063 pull-type, 160 bale capacity. Nice................ . ................................................................. $18,500 to $20,500 New Holland Super 1049 self-propelled balewagon........$28,000 4-New Holland Super 1049 balewagons...... $12,000 to $28,000 2-New Holland 1047 balewagons....................... $5500 to $7500 2-New Holland 1037 balewagons, rebuilt...... $18,000 to $25,000

New Holland 1033 balewagon, like new..........................$12,500 New Holland 1033 balewagons, rebuilt............................$10,500 New Holland 1032...............................................................$8500 New Holland 1052 retriever bed.......................................... CALL

Haying Equipment

New Holland HW320 swather with 25-ft. Honey Bee 994 grain header and New Holland HS 16-ft. hay header. 1854 hours..... . ....................................................................................$54,000 New Holland HW320 swather with 25-ft. Honey Bee 994 grain header. 1854 hours.......................................................$45,000 New Holland HW320 swather with New Holland HS 16-ft. header. 1854 hours....................................................................$45,000 New Holland HW300 swather with New Holland HS 16-ft. header...................................................................................$34,000 New Holland HW300 swather with 2324 14-ft. header....$28,500 Honey Bee 994 25-ft. header to fit New Holland 2450, 2550, HW300 and HW320 swathers......................................$13,500 New Holland HS 16-ft. auger header. Very clean, low usage....... . ....................................................................................$14,500 New Holland BR780 round baler with net wrap, Mega Wide pickup, bale slicer. Nice condition.............................................$17,500 Hesston 4755 3x3 square baler.......................................$28,000 Hesston 4590 14x18 square baler with hyd. tension........$10,500 2000 Case IH 8545 (same as Hesston 4590) inline square baler. Very Sharp....................................................................$16,500 New Holland 450 3 point sickle mower...............................$1500

High selling yearling filly at the Montana Breeders Group AQHA Horse Sale in Great Falls, Montana was Profits Black Pearl from Prairie Breeze Quarter Horses, LLC of Whitehall, Montana.

Montana Breeders Group sale results Results for the 17th Annual Montana Breeders Group AQHA Horse Sale held at Montana Expo Park, Sunday , September 01, 2013. The Sale featured Ranch raised weanlings, yearlings, started prospects, aged broke horses, and bred mares. Next year’s Sale will be Sunday, August 31, 2014. For complete list of Sale prices, please check out our website at www.montanabreedersgroup.com. Top 10 High Sellers: 1) $ 5000- VACA BILLY , 4 yr old gelding (Vaca Rey–Misty San Badger x Peppy San Badger) Warren Wickum –Jason/Christi Levine, Augusta, MT. 2) $ 4800-ALL REDDY FRECKLES, 11 yr old gelding (All Reddy Smart-Bonnie Lass Gem x Bonnie Freckles) Cole Redhorse, LLC- Juanita Poulsen, Ulm, MT. 3)$ 4600-DOC TOM HICKORY, 9 yr old gelding (Tuckers King-Munez Hickory Babe x Brinks Leo Hickory) Warren Wickum-Jim/Carol Eli, Great Falls, MT 4) $ 4500-PROFITS CHICKADEE, 4 yr old mare (Profit Increase- Chicks Checker x Chicks Beduino) consignors, Larry/Juli Jo Kelly-Taryn DeBoer, Manhatten, MT 5) $ 4300-JACKSON 499, 4 yr old gelding (Milky Way 499-Doc’s Blue Deb x Docs Duk) consignor, Barb Campbell-La Fond

Ranch, Roy, MT 6) $ 4100- CORONA STRAWFLY, weanling colt (Midnight Corona x BR Budderfly x Strawflyin Buds) Laura CalkinCasey Stoner, Kalispell, MT 7) $ 3500- THE ROYAL SILVER, 5 yr old gelding (Royal Silver Ace x Sister In Hollywood x The Hollywood Buster) Horse Butte Ranch-Linda Bossell, Helena, MT 8) $ 3400- CONTINENTAL TAHOE, 4 yrold gelding (Dun Drift x Zippin Cracker Jack x Zippo Memorial ) Harmon QH- B. Ish, Chester, MT 9) $3000-PROFITS BLACK PEARL, Yearling filly (Profit Increase-Royals Julianne x Royal Three Charge) Prairie Breeze QH, LLC- Cara Sacry, Whitehall, MT 10) $ 2800- CCR LEROYS DAWNETTE, 2 yr old filly (Leroys Brown Shadow x Raise the Dawn x Raise A Scotch) Laurie FaberAllan Rabbit, Great Falls, MT Sale Averages 49 Head Sold- $2015 Top 10 Average $4,000 13 Weanling Fillies Average-$ 1396 14 Weanling Colts –$1664 6 Yearling Fillies- $ 1866 3- 2/3 Yr old Prospects-$ 2,333 3-Broodmares $1,466 10 Aged Horses-$3,470

Consignments New Holland 1051 retriever on 1974 GMC truck................$7500 International 10-ft. end wheel drill, GSA 6” , single disc.......$750 John Deere 3 bottom trail plow..............................................$300 International 3 bottom rollover plow....................................$1050 30-ft. grain auger with motor..................................................$300

Used and New parts available for ALL models of New Holland balewagons

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High selling weanling colt was Corona Strawfly from Laura Calkin and Casey Stoner of Kalispell, Montana.

Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum

The annual Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 12 in Minot at the Holiday Inn. The program is a cooperative effort of the North Dakota Wheat Commission and U.S. Durum Growers Association and is designed to provide producers with valuable information on production research, demand trends and supply competition to help guide them in their marketing decisions with the current crop and planting options in 2014. It also provides a great opportunity for producers to visit with industry representatives and other end-users who will be in attendance to get the latest information on the overall quality and availability of the 2013 crop. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by late afternoon. Featured speakers Dan Maltby with DM Risk Management, Joe Collins with Ebro and Michael Edgar with Barkley Seed will be on a marketing panel to discuss domestic and international demand for the 2013 wheat crops. NDSU Research and Extension staff will discuss commodity outlook for 2014 and production topics related to the 2013 wheat crops and recommendations for 2014. Area elevator managers will discuss the marketability of this year’s wheat crop and what challenges and opportunities they foresee in the coming months. North Dakota Wheat Commission staff will highlight the quality and supply situation for this year’s crop. Al Gustin, author and retired farm news broadcaster, will be the luncheon speaker. The afternoon portion of the program, sponsored by the U.S. Durum Growers Association (USDGA), will feature Cliff Jamieson with DTN who will discuss marketing strategies and commodity dynamics and Aaron Krauter with ND Farm Service Agency who will discuss prevent plant topics. The afternoon session will also include a durum industry panel, moderated by Al Gustin, consisting of durum producers, milling and pasta companies, and marketing and logistics representatives addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the durum industry. The afternoon program will close with the USDGA annual meeting.

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Early Deadline for the December issue will be Wednesday, November 27

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2011 Ford Taurus SEL V6, automatic, only 14,000 miles. Warranty.......................$20,495

2011 Ford Edge LTD AWD, 3.5L V6, automatic, heated leather, 49,000 miles....$25,495

2013 Ford F250 Lariat short wheel base crewcab, 4x4, 6.7L Power Stroke, automatic, heated and cooled leather, memory group, remote start and much more............................... ....................Up to $5000 Customer Cash or $2000 + 1.9% Apr/60 months - oac

2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4, 5.4L V8, power windows/locks/seat, third seat. 154,000 miles. Runs and looks great..................$4495

2013 Ford Edge LTD AWD, 3.5L V6, automatic, heated leather, 11,000 miles. Warranty. ...........................................................$29,495

2013 Ford Edge SEL AWD, 3.5L V6, automatic, 15,000 miles. Warranty.............$25,995 2013 Ford Escape SE 4x4, 2.0L Ecoboost, automatic, power windows, locks & seat, moonroof, 11,000 miles, warranty.......$24,995

Up to $4000 in Rebates on 2014 Ford F350 supercab, 4x4, 6.2L V8, automatic, XL trim, air conditioning, cruise, tilt, tow package.

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2009 Buick Lucerne CXL V6, automatic, heated leather, 61,000 miles. Nice.....$13,495

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2006 Ford 500 SEL AWD, V6, automatic, leather and more. 61,000 miles..............$8995

25-ft. gooseneck flatbed trailer, 7000# axles.... .........................................................$7495 10-ft. bumper hitch dump trailer, 6000# axles.. .........................................................$7295 16 + 4 bumper hitch tilt deck, 7000# axles....... .........................................................$7250

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New Holland Equipment

New Holland Windrowers

New Holland BR7090 Round Balers

New Holland Tractors New Holland Combines New Holland Guardian Sprayer

New Holland Air Drills

New Holland P2050

New Holland T9000 Series Tractors

New Holland Suspended Sprayers

New Holland P2060 60 & 70-ft. folding drill

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana

USED ROUND BALERS

1992 New Holland 660 with Bale Command, standard pickup, 1000 PTO. #UHN108.....................$7500 1994 New Holland 660 auto wrap, 1000 PTO. #UHNH86................................................ $11,900 Hesston 560 with auto tie, 540 PTO. #UHHS51...... . ................................................................$5500 2002 Hesston 856A automatic, twine tie, 4500 bales, wide pickup. #UHHS54.............................. $9500 1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43..................................... $11,500 Vermeer 605M, twine, net wrap, wide pickup, hydraulic bale bicker, 540 PTO. #UHVM40............ $19,000 1998 Vermeer 605L twine & mesh wrap, hydraulic bale kicker. #UHVM31............................. $12,000

USED AIR DRILLS

1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $7500

USED COMBINES

2012 New Holland CR-8090 337 separator hours, 450 hp, Class 8, abrasive package, 620-70R42 duals........................................................ Just in

2013 New Holland P2060 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, 41/2” steel wheels, double shoot, stealth openers......................................................Demo 2011 New Holland P2060 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, 550 lb. trips, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot with P1060 tow between air cart, 430 bushel, variable rate, duals................................... Just in 2008 New Holland SD550 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, 41/2” steel packers, SC430 tow between cart, variable rate................ Just in 2008 New Holland SD550 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, 4” rubber packers, SC430 tow between cart, variable rate................ Just in

USED TRACTOR

2011 New Holland T9030 4WD, 498 hours, 385 hp engine, 16 speed powershift, 710/70R42 tires, PTO, luxury cab, HID lights, weight package. #UTNH94............................................... JUST IN 2011 New Holland T7-210 MFD, powershift transmission, 750 hours, both PTO and 3-point, loader/ bucket/grapple......................................... Just in 1995 New Holland 9680 4WD, 350 hp, approx. 4400 hours, standard transmission, 855 Cummins, 20.8x42 tires. Nice!.................................$65,000

2007 New Holland CR-9070 1383 separator hours, 20.8R42 duals, straw chopper, moisture/yield, dual speed rotor, 400 hp diesel, 330 bushel grain tank, deluxe mirrors. #UCNH69...................... JUST IN 2000 New Holland TR99, Honeybee 994 36-ft. header, 2100 separator hours. #UCNH41..CALL 1998 New Holland TR98 2300 separator hours, SP 36-ft. Honey Bee. #UCNH57.................. JUST IN 1994 New Holland TR97 2100 hours with MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, 30.5x32 tires, straw chopper & chaff spreader. #UCNH37.....$60,000 1993 New Holland TR96 combine with twin rotor, SN 554419, 3109 engine hours, well maintained, annual service repairs, 30-ft. 971 auger head. #UCNH28................................................$36,500 1981 New Holland TR85 2200 separator hours, 24-ft. header. #UCNH58...................................$12,500

Bourgault 5710 59-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, mid row coulters, 5350 tow between tank with 8” auger, Eagle Beak points with anhydrous setup. #UDB006................................................$79,000 2012 New Holland P2050 58-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, P1060 tow between cart, variable rate, Dutch side-band openers................ Just in

2006 New Holland SD440 58-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, 550 lb. trips, 41/2” steel packers, single shoot, basic blockage, stealth with 4” spread tips, SC430 tow between cart, DuAl fan, variable drive, 42” dual tires.......................................................... Just in 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 5.5” rubber, 550# trips, single shoot with tow between Flexi-Coil 3450 variable rate tank. #UDF216....... . ..............................................................$63,000 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 71/4” spacing, 3” rubber packers with stealth bodies. #UDF230..... .................................................................. CALL 1998 John Deere 1820 40-ft air drill, 10” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot, 787 tow behind cart.......................................................... Just in 2006 New Holland SD440A 39-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, stealths, 41/2” steel packers, SC430 tow between cart, mechanical drive, 30.5x32 tires.......................................................... Just in

1995 Concord 3612 air drill, 12” spacing, ext. cushion shanks, single shoot, Farmland boots, 2400 tow between cart, diesel fan drive.................$29,000 2004 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow between air cart, variable rate drive, dual fan, 23.1x26 R3 tires. #UDF226.. ...............................................................$26,500

Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

1-800-228-5393 – 406-228-4311 SALES: Mike Guttenberg - Tim Guttenberg

1950

63 Years

2013

Glasgow, MT

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CONSIGNMENTS

1982 Cat 215 excavator/backhoe, 36” bucket, 20-ft. digging depth..........................................$15,000

1983 Versatile 1150 4WD tractor, 470 hp Cummins, 30.5x32 tires (good), new clutch.............. Just in

2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 124-ft. wheel boom, windscreens, walking beam axles, Auto Rate.$18,000 2003 Flexi-Coil 100-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, auto rate, windscreens, dual bodies. SN 113271..............................................$15,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, dual nozzles, windscreens.............$14,500 2000 Brandt QF1500 80-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, 3-switch control, hydraulic drive pump..........................................................$6000 Melroe 216 Spra-Coupe, 719 hours, new 200 gallon tank, 50-ft. boom, water cooled engine, foam marker.......................................................$7500

USED HEADERS 2009 New Holland / Honey Bee 4255 Grain Belt PLUS 42-ft. flex draper header, UII plastic finger reel, hydraulic fore and aft, hydraulic tilt, gauge wheels, transport trailer, fits John Deere 70 series combine. #UHHB02................................... CALL 2005 New Holland 74C 30-ft. flex auger header, poly cutter bar with pickup reels. #UCNH53...$25,000

New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header, fits TR series. #UCNH59...................................................$8500 1998 New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header. #UCNH64...............................................$12,000 Massey-Ferguson pickup header, 13-ft., fits 510, 750 and 760. #UHMF61......................................$500

2650 Bale Processors John Deere 4010 diesel, 2 rear hydraulics, good tires, F11 Farmhand loader................................$5500 Ford 9N tractor, new tires, new paint, 3-pt. hitch, 540 PTO, very nice............................................$3900 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 550# trips, double shoot, 4” rubber packers, stealth openers with 3450 tow between cart, mechanical drive, 30.5x32 tires..................................$59,000

Flexi-Coil 820 56-ft. chisel plow, 11/4” shanks, FlexiCoil harrows, vertical tillage colters........$39,000 Wil-Rich 47-ft. tool bar, 5 section, 7 Flexi-Coil harrows, McKay knock-on sweeps........................$17,500 International 140 48” roll over plow, 16” bottoms, 3-pt. mount.........................................................$3500 Vermeer 605K round baler, twine tie, 540 PTO.$7500 2000 Vermeer 605L round baler, 540 PTO drive with gathering wheels, nice shape....................$7500 Vermeer 605L round baler, twine & net wrap, gathering wheels..................................................$5500

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1996 Concord 4412 (red) air drill, 3 rank, 12” spacing, ext. cushion shanks, disc levelers, 650x15 heavy duty packers, Farmland boots, 2300 tow behind cart, hydraulic fan, 7” auger....................$46,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 33-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, stealth boots and Goose shooter tubes, double shoot, 1615 tow between cart.....$29,500 2-Lilliston 2050 disc drills, 7” spacing with fertilizers and 2-drill hitch. Each................................$2000 2-Melroe 201 & 204 10-ft. drills, 7” spacing, 2-drill hitch with fertilizer. Each............................$1000

USED SPRAYERS

2000 Flexi-Coil 67 90-ft. suspended boom, windscreens, 320/85R38 tires, with Flexi-Control auto rate, 3 ball valves, 1000 gallon. #USF177............ ................................................................$22,000 2000 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 100-ft., 1500 gallon, wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, FlexControl Auto Rate, windscreens, double nozzles, rinse tank. #USF153................................................$17,500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139................................................$17,500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, Flexi-Control monitor. #USF151................................................$14,500 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 120-ft., 1500 gallon, non auto rate. #USF173............................................$6500 1995 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens, 3-switch controller. #USF171....................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft., 1000 gallon tank, 3-switch controller. #USF171..............................................$5000 1996 Brandt QF2500 100-ft. wheel boom, twin tank, twin boom, with Auto Rate, 18.4x26 tires, foam marker, Ace hydraulic & PTO pump. #USBT12... . ..............................................................$10,900

Combining a 275 horsepower engine with our PTG Technology results in maximum efficiency and power.

The 2013 Apache Sprayers include... 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2530 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 390 hours on new engine.............. . ..............................................................$49,500 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2277 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 30-ft. header and trailer.....$45,000 1979 Allis-Chalmers N5 combine, 24.5x32 tires with 27-ft. header, batt reel................................$7500 1978 John Deere 7700 combine, diesel engine, 3631 hours with 224 head, non hydro.................$8500 Gleaner 13-ft. pickup header with Melroe attachment...........................................................$1500 Brandt 1515 belt transfer auger, 15” with new 15 hp Kohler engine.............................................$6900

Booms that are structurally rated in excess Torque converted, powershift of 4 g-force Mechanical drive transmission Unique wet system Pivoting front axle and oscillating joint Fill station close to entry Unmatched traction State of the art noise dampening Industry best fuel economy Standard 5-year warranty True 360° visability Raven® & Trimble® Precision Solution factory installed

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

IN S

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Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311 Bearcat 1260 grinder mixer, bale feeder, 1000 PTO, nice............................................................$4000

USED SKID STEER

2010 New Holland L175 skid steer, 450 hours, 2000# lift, cab with heat, 2 speed hydro, 72” bucket. #USNH28...............................................$35,000

Glasgow, Montana

Glasgow, Montana

Vermeer BPX9000 Bale Processors

Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311

Zerbe Bros. Glasgow, Montana 406-228-4311 TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5393

Glasgow, Montana

www.zerbebrothers.com Email zerbesales@nemont.net SALES Mike Guttenberg Tim Guttenberg

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HAY FOR SALE 3 cuttings of alfalfa/grass hay in round bales Located in Fairfield, Montana

Phone 406-467-3130 or 406-590-9087 (text or call)

##### I’m not gaining weight, I’m just retaining food. ##### Exercise is a dirty word. Everytime I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

TRUCKS, SNOW BLOWER AND THRASHER FOR SALE

1968 GMC 5500 V6, 5+2 transmission........................................$2900 1963 GMC 4000 box fixed to haul grain.......................................$3900

1972 Ford F600 V8, 5+2 transmission........................................$1900

Schultz snow blower fits a John Deere 4010 or 4020.................$450

1969 Ford 600 V8, 5+2 transmission........................................$1900

Call (406) 250-6123, Kalispell, MT

Case Thrasher........................$250

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT SPOKANE, WA 1-800-366-4497 John Cole, 509-714-8232

MISSOULA, MT 1-800-356-3547

Brad Cell: 406-239-8188 - Dyhlan 406-274-2993

LOCKERS

2009 Peterbilt 387 Cummins ISX 600 hp, 18 speed transmission, Eaton D40-170P rears, 3.73 ratio, dual lockers, In-Dash navigation, leather seats, polished aluminum Herd bumper, 387,000 miles. Excellent truck.CALL for Details

2008 Mack CX MP8 485 hp, Eaton 13 speed, Eaton 40,000# rears, 3.55 ratio, 11R22.5 tires on aluminum wheels. Only 530,000 miles. Very nice truck..............................CALL for Details

2008 Kenworth T800 Cat C15 475 hp, 18 speed transmission, 70” sleeper, single bunk, dual locking rears, all aluminum wheels, 11R24.5 tires, 649,000 miles. Very clean truck. .............................................CALL for Details

2000 Kenworth W900L Cat 3406E 475 hp, 13 speed transmission, DS404 3.36 ratio, 11R24.5 tires on aluminum wheels. Good sound truck.. ............................................................ $26,900

2 available

1993 White/GM fuel truck, 2200 gallon interpipe fuel tank, 2 PTO’s, winch on rear, pintle air and electric on rear, Marmon Harrington all wheel drive, very low miles, Cummins 310 hp, 8LL transmission.........................CALL for Details

NEW CTS Pack Mule belly dump trailers, 43-ft., 3 axle, air ride, 3rd axle air lift, Super singles on all aluminum wheels, Infinite gate control valve, removable push block, pintle for pup, 23.5 cubic yard......................................CALL for Details

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Grand Champion Hereford Female at NILE in Billings, Montana was Churchill Lady 3247A ET. Sired by H Payback 807 ET, Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Montana.

2013 HRW crop has good protein and functionality

Final crop quality data from a survey of the 2013/14 U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat crop will soon be available. The USDA Agricultural Research Service Hard Winter Wheat Quality Lab and Plains Grains, Inc. collected and analyzed 534 samples from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Idaho and Oregon, representing about 80 percent of U.S. HRW production. Following is an initial summary of results funded by USW, HRW states supporting Plains Grains and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. USW will post complete results on www.uswheat.org soon and discuss characteristics with overseas customers at its annual Crop Quality Seminar events. Buyers are encouraged to construct specifications carefully to be sure that they receive qualities that meet their needs. Despite generally dry growing conditions and kernel characteristics slightly below average, the 2013 HRW crop has unusually high protein content and very good processing characteristics. Water absorption and loaf volumes are very good and significantly exceed long-term averages. Wheat and Grade Data. The overall average grade was US No. 2 HRW, down from last year and the five-year average of No. 1 HRW because average test weight was 59.9 lb/bu (78.8 kg/hl). Forty-nine percent of the samples graded US No. 1 HRW. Nearly all the overall average wheat characteristics reflected the adverse weather conditions. Test weight and thousand kernel weight were well below the 2012 and five-year averages. Dockage of 0.6% was slightly above the 2012 and five-year average of 0.5%, while total defects of 2.0% was significantly above last year’s 1.4% and the fiveyear average of 1.5%. Both Gulf and PNW samples showed similar changes in kernel characteristics from last year and the five-year averages. The average protein of 13.4% was almost a full percentage point above the 2012 average of 12.6% and more than a full point above the five-year average of 12.2%. For both Gulf and PNW samples approximately 15% are in the less than 11.5% protein category, 25% in the 11.5% to 12.5% category and 60% in the greater than 12.5% category. Average falling number of 421 seconds indicates sound wheat. Flour and Baking Data. The laboratory mill flour yield averaged 76.1%, above the 2012 average of 75.2%, but with higher flour ash content. The yield is significantly above the five-year average, a difference mostly attributable to use of a new tandem Buhler Experimental Mill. Wheat to flour protein loss averaged 1.1%, below the five-year average of 1.3%. Overall average farinograph peak time and stability were slightly above the 2012 and five-year averages, and water absorption of 59.8% was higher than the 2012 average of 58.9% and significantly above the five-year average of 57.9%. The alveograph W value of 250 (10-4 J) is comparable to 2012 and five-year averages. Overall loaf volume averages 860 cc, significantly higher than the 2012 and five-year averages. The flour and baking data indicate there is protein quantity and quality in the 2013 HRW crop #### The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrims who had come over on the Mayflower, and the local Wampanoag people. There was a feast and games, and the celebration lasted for three days.

USDA seeks input on agricultural coexistence

As we all know too well, recent dialog on food and agricultural production too often has centered on conflict between differing philosophies, production systems and marketing messages. USDA now is joining the list of groups trying to find ways to tone down the rhetoric and for different agricultural systems to coexist. USDA’s efforts come as a result of recommendations from the department’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century. According to a notice posted in the Federal Register, agricultural coexistence refers to the concurrent cultivation of crops produced through diverse agricultural systems, including traditionally produced, organic, identitypreserved and genetically engineered crops. Last year, the advisory committee presented a report on agricultural coexistence to Secretary Tom Vilsack, including recommendations in five areas: Potential compensation mechanisms Stewardship Education and outreach Research Seed quality USDA is seeking public input, particularly in the area of education and outreach to foster communication and collaboration among those involved in diverse agricultural systems on the topic of coexistence as well as how USDA can best communicate and collaborate with those entities. The department will consider all comments received on or before January 3, 2014. The notice in the Federal Register includes instructions for submitting comments. Following the comment period, USDA intends to hold a public forum to discuss input provided and further explore ways to implement the recommendations. ##### Liz, grandma to seven, said that in the morning after her grandson had spent the night, the boy told her he was scared and didn’t get much sleep because he had heard a bear and thought it was in the house. “It was me snoring!” Liz sheepishly admitted.

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WANTED TO BUY International Harvester 624 spinner plow. For parts or in usable condition. Phone (406) 439-3476, Boulder, Montana

Soil testing provides what the lawn needs By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture

How do you determine if the lawn or vegetable garden needs fertilizer? The best way is through testing the soil. Lawn fertilization is best in October or November. Taking a little time now to test the soil saves time and money by applying only the nutrients needed. In addition, over-liming or overfertilizing can cause problems. The soil test conducted through the University of Kentucky Soil Testing Laboratory determines the pH, phosphorus, and potassium levels of the soil. The pH indicates the degree of acidity or alkalinity of the soil. It is important because pH affects the availability of nutrients in the soil to plants. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. Values below 7 make up the acidic range of the scale and values above 7 make up the alkaline range. The pH scale is not a linear scale but a logarithmic scale. A soil with a pH of 8.5 is ten times more alkaline than a soil with a pH of 7.5, and soil with a pH of 4.5 is ten times more acidic than a soil with a pH of 5.5. Many plants will grow at pH levels of 6.0 to 7.0. Acid loving plants, such as azaleas and rhododendrons, prefer a pH of 4.5 to 5.0. The pH is used to determine if lime should be applied to increase the pH of the soil. The primary nutrients needed by plants are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The label on a bag of fertilizer has three numbers separated by hyphens. The first number is the amount of nitrogen, followed by phosphorus and potassium, contained

in the bag on a percentage basis by weight. These nutrients are listed alphabetically. A bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer contains 10 percent nitrogen, 10 percent phosphorus, and 10 percent potassium. A 100-pound bag of a 10-10-10 fertilizer would contain 10 pounds of nitrogen, 10 pounds of phosphorus, and 10 pounds of potassium. The remaining 70 1st, 2nd and 3rd cuttings and also grass hay pounds is filler that is used to spread the in 3x3x8 square bales and also round bales. fertilizer evenly. Barley straw and winter wheat straw Fertilizers with different ratios of nitroin 3x3x8 square bales. gen, phosphorus, and potassium are available. Look for the fertilizer ratio that best From $100 to $150 per ton fits the recommendations of the soil test. Phone Schroder Ranch The soil test does not determine the nitro(406) 353-2864, Harlem, MT gen level. Plants need nitrogen to grow. The amount of nitrogen applied is determined by the plant or crop. Phosphorus is essential for seed and WEATHER GOT YOU DOWN? fruit formation and root growth. The soil test, as well as the fertilizer bag, refers to TOO Wet, Windy, COLD? phosphorus as P2O5. The University of Come West! Kentucky soil test results refer to phosphorus as phosphate. Mission Valley & Hot Spring Ranches Potassium, also mentioned as potash, is 3810 acres - $1,750,000 and 2599 acres - $1,499,000 essential for root development and plant 2341 acres, 550 acres gravity flow irrigation, 3 homes, growth. The soil test result and fertilizer and outbuildings@ $3,250,000 bag uses K2O when referring to potassium. The number of soil samples that should NEEDED be tested from a lawn depends on your yard. LARGE blocks of rangeland and pivot irrigated ground. If the soil in the front yard is different from the back, then two samples should be tested. Broker: Dave Heine (406) 393-2380 Sample problem areas and areas with shrubs or flowerbeds separate from the lawn. Premier Real Estate Professionals, Inc. When collecting a soil sample from the www.daveheine.com lawn, take a garden trowel and insert it 4 inches into the soil. Remove a trowel full of soil, and set it NEW & USED EQUIPMENT NEW Vermeer BPX9000 bale processor................ IN STOCK aside on a sheet of newspaper Vermeer BP8000 bale processor with scale.............. JUST IN NEW Vermeer R2800 rake.............................1 ONLY - DEMO so that it will be easy to place NEW Vermeer R2300 rakes.................................... IN STOCK First thing you notice is a remarkable difference in functionality, speed and reliability with... back into the hole. Then go to Vermeer 605K round baler..............................................CALL 2006 Vermeer 605M net/twine, ramps, flotation tires, SM tension the back of the hole and make • a new DUAL-STAGE BELT system, auto oiler, work lights, fire extinguisher, HD pickup, TIGHTENING system that approx. 10,000 bales with approx. 2000 on new belts..$27,500 a slice of soil about 1 inch 2010 Vermeer Super M net/twine, ramps, flotation tires, fire reduces the size of the bale extinguisher, 3750 bales........................................... $35,000 thick to a depth of 4 inches chamber for faster, more conCox Ranch Equipment sistent starts and place it into a plastic 406-227-6697 or cell 594-2204 - Winston, MT • a DIRECT CROP FEED container. Repeat these steps system that’s simple, compact, NEW & USED EQUIPMENT for the six to ten locations in New 2013 Vermeer R2300 Rakes........................Great Price direct and specifically designed Vermeer R2300 rake. 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Geotherm Waterers & Parts In Stock Hydraulic tampers, diggers & steel post pounders the grass from the container. ~ 1 1/2” HDPD Pipe & Fittings on hand ~ Then mix all of the soil in NEW DewEze Balebeds IN STOCK! your container together and R & L Seed and Machine, LLC. 406-735-4374 - Geyser, MT - rlmccray@3rivers.net crumble big clods. Place the soil on newspaper out of the NEW & USED EQUIPMENT NEW Vermeer R2800 hydraulic rakes...................COMING IN way where it will not be conNEW Vermeer 605 Super M round balers............COMING IN NEW Vermeer 6650 Rancher round baler............COMING IN taminated by foreign matter NEW Vermeer R2300 rake...................................... IN STOCK for one to two days to let it NEW Vermeer BPX9000 bale processor, square bale kit........ COMING IN IN STOCK ............................................................................. air dry. Then take two cups of 2-NEW Vermeer BPX9000 round bale processor . 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The easy to Branson 3820I 4WD tractor, gear shift with reverser, PTO, operate machine is built tough seven to ten days. 3-point and loader.................................................... $20,500 with a unique, T-style frame, the Used Branson 3510H hydr drive, PTO, 3-pt., loader..$18,000 To collect a soil sample bed design and offset rotor proMK Martin 108” 3 point snow blower.............................. $6500 duce even and consistent feed Tubeline 8 bale mover...........................PRICE NEGOTIABLE from the vegetable garden, with minimal maintenance, and PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND repeat the steps listed for the an optional large square bale Trendline Vermeer Sales kit includes enhancements to lawn except push the trowel 406-778-3777 (shop) - Baker, MT effectively process a variety of Greg - 406-978-3777 (cell) - Bill Bagley (sales) - 406-891-1060 down to a depth of 6 inches. bales. The BPX9000 is built to maximize bale processing and NEW, DEMO & USED EQUIPMENT Vegetables have deeper root minimize operator stress. NEW Vermeer BPX9000 with square bale kit........ IN STOCK systems than grass. Collect New Vermeer 605 Super M net, flotation tires, moisture......... The BPX9000’s slat and chain ............................................................................. IN STOCK bed and positive bale feeding soil from 6 to 10 locations Vermeer 605L round baler, twine only........................... $8500 improve bale rotation, feeding Vermeer 605K round baler............................................. $4500 within the garden. bales more consistently into the Vermeer 2300 rake....................................DEMO DISCOUNT rotor, while reducing the need The soil in your lawn and Vermeer 21 rake............................................................ $4000 for operators to reverse rotation of the bale when feeding. The split shaft in the bed allows for easier mainCase IH RBX563 net/twine, standard pickup.............. $21,500 garden should be tested every tenance without removing the entire bed, and long-lasting bushings in the bed are resistant to net and twine New Holland 688 twine only.......................................... $9500 wrapping. Hesston 9635 15’3” rotary windrower......................... $75,000 three to four years. For more Hesston 9435 windrower, 16-ft. header, dual cond..... $67,500 In addition, the bale processor’s offset rotor feeds material with less slugging, for a consistent cut length and information, contact your Hesston 4790 3x4 square baler.................................. $38,000 higher quality feed. With exclusive cut control bars in combination with the self-cleaning rotor, excessive build-up of net and twine on the drum is eliminated. 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Avoid these 10 common hunting mistakes

Each fall tens of thousands of Montana men and women spend anywhere from a few hours to a several weeks hunting. Most have a wonderful time; a few run afoul of the law. Here are 10 problem areas, courtesy of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens, that hunters seem to stumble over year after year: Trespassing. Hunters must have permission of the landowner before hunting on private land. In Montana, private land does not have to be posted for a hunter to be guilty of trespassing. Ask first. State law makes it illegal for anyone to shoot on, from, or across a road or right of way. The right of way generally lies between the fences on either side of the road. It’s also known as the shoulder or borrow pit. Make sure of sunrise and sunset times. Big game season runs from one half hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. Use only the sunrise-sunset tables supplied by FWP, not the times in the local newspaper or on television. Immediately after taking a big game animal, hunters must validate their hunting tag. Proper validation means completely cutting out the date and month on the tag. It also means thinking ahead so you don’t, say, put a deer tag on an elk. Excitement is no excuse. Hunters must use their own tags when shooting an animal. Transferring licenses between spouses or using a family member’s tag is illegal. Drive only on established roads. On public land, stay on the road. On private land, drive only where the landowner tells you. Driving off a road is a sure way to make an enemy of a private landowner and probably get a ticket. Hunters and anglers are required to stop at all check stations, going to or coming from the field, with or without game. Even if you are out fishing, you must stop at all check stations. Driving by a check station not only hurts FWP’s efforts to gather data it is illegal and can result in a ticket. When transporting a big game animal, evidence of the animal’s sex must remain attached to the carcass. This is especially important early in the season when the heat of the day may lead a hunter to remove the hide from an animal’s carcass. Don’t shoot from a vehicle. Ethics and sportsmanship define hunting. It’s not very sporting, and frankly it’s dangerous, to shoot from a pickup window or truck bed. Big game hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange above the waist and visible from all sides. Although it’s not required for bird hunters, it’s a darn good idea to put on some orange, at least a hat or vest.

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Flatbed goosenecks, steel and aluminum livestock, dump, tilt deck and heavy duty auto haulers in stock. Just give us a call - we have your trailer.

NEW MERRITT TRAILERS FOR SALE

Merritt 32-ft., 3 compartment, 3-7000 lb. axles..................................................$23,675

Merritt 24-ft., 3 compartment, ribbed floor, our most popular model, won’t last long..$ave

Merritt 28-ft., 3 compartment, 8,000 lb. axles, 17.5” wheels, 16 ply rubber........$21,600 Merritt 20-ft., many options, 14 ply rubber..... ..........................................................$16,975

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1998 Peterbilt 377, Cat C12, Super 10 speed.

1992 Peterbilt 378 Cat 3406C 425 hp (recent engine work), 18 speed, air track, wet kit. 1995 International 9400 M11Cummins, Super 10 speed, good cab and hood. 2006 Kenworth W900B, Cat C15, 13 speed, being repaired. 1992 Freightliner FLD120 N14 Cummins, lift axle, 22-ft. box and hoist.

6-Tri-Pac APU Each...........$1800

1984 GMC 7000 366 engine, 5+2 transmission, 18-ft. box, 9.00x20 tires on Budd’s. Parts only. (2) 96” wide trailer axles, 10 hole Budds Each.................................................... $450

2000 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat C15 6NZ 550 hp, 18 speed.

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(2) 102” Tandem Axle, air ride suspension. Each.................................. $2500 102” Tandem Axle spring suspension, 22.5 Dayton hubs........................ $500

ENGINES

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Allow one day notice to disassemble, inspect and reassemble with new parts as needed. 90 day warranty.

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CAB & CHASSIS FOR SALE

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www.reddigequipment.com BACKHOES

Cat 426C 4-in-1 bucket, extend-a-hoe, 4800 hours.... $23,500 John Deere 310D 4WD, extend-a-hoe, quick coupler, 2 buckets, good rubber, 6500 hours................................ $19,000

CRAWLERS

Case 580 Super L 4x4, cab, heat, air, 24” dig bucket, extenda-hoe, 5500 hours, very good tires. This is a very nice work ready backhoe....................................................... $29,000

Cat D3 6 way blade, good undercarriage................... $15,900 Cat D5G crawler......................................................... $89,000 1973 Cat D6C 3306 Cat engine, salt tracks, winch, angle blade, 90% undercarriage. Excellent 1986 Fiat-Allis 14C good undercarriage, 2600 hours, twin tilt blade, powershift, excellent................................... $29,500 International TD20E hydraulic tilt, semi u-blade, ripper.......... . ............................................................................ $19,000 John Deere 420 winch, engine block repaired, flywheel resurfaced, repaired fuel tank, new steering clutches...... $3500 John Deere 450............................................................ $7000 1985 John Deere 450E 6-way blade, 16” steel tracks, good undercarriage....................................................... $11,000

EXCAVATORS

Cat 305 C CR, cab/heat/air, blade, auxiliary hydraulics, quick coupler, 2-speed, 2 buckets- 18” & 36” with teeth, rubber tracks 50%, 2894 hours.

Cat 304CR enclosed cab, rebushed arm, hydraulic thumb, good tracks, 4081 hours......................................... $29,900 Cat 304CR 78” hydraulic blade, 3 buckets, hydraulic thumb, good tracks, 1860 hours, nice condition................. $34,900 Kobleco SK75UR excavator....................................... $14,900 Komatsu PC78-5 2 buckets, quick coupler, dual link hydraulic thumb, air, blade, 5500 hours. Good operating machine. Cat 311, hydraulic thumb, quick change, 3 buckets, 20” pads, excellent cab & glass, very straight throughout..... $33,000 Hitachi EX120-5 hydraulic dual thumb, 6700 hours... $39,900 Komatsu PC120-6, hydraulic dual link thumb, 3500 hours, recent undercarriage, air. Nice tight machine. Kobelco SK120LC-IV hydraulic dual thumb. ............ $31,000 Hitachi ZX200LC hydraulic quick coupler, 37” bucket, hydraulic dual thumb............................................................. $62,000 Komatsu PC220LC-3 bucket, hydraulic thumb.......... $20,000

FORESTRY

Cat 518 skidder with grapple...................................... $15,500 Clark 664B skidder with rebuilt engine...................... $13,500 Danzco PT20 delimber, low mount, 500 hours.......... $12,500

FORKLIFTS

2003 Hitachi ZX120 excavator, 2 buckets, hydraulic pin quick coupler, enclosed cab all-weather, sun roof.......... $47,500

1998 Zoomboom ZB6037-44 Cummins engine, 6000#, 37-ft. reach, 5000 hours, excellent machine.................. $20,900 2005 Cat TH360B telescopic forklift........................... $45,000 1999 Ingersoll-Rand RT70G 6000# capacity, 21-ft. mast, JD diesel, shuttle shift, power steering, new tires.......... $8500 JLG Lull 644 telescopic forklift.

GRADERS

Austin Western 200 Pacer grader. 1971 Cat 12G 14-ft. moldboard, good tires, engine does not run......................................................................... $38,000 1979 Cat 130G 12-ft. moldboard with 1-ft. extension, ripper scarifer, Balderson front blade, 14x24 rubber 80%, $18,000 work order on engine. .......................................... $47,500 1979 Champion 720A good working condition.......... $21,000 1985 Galion A556 snow wing, AWD, front blade........ $28,000

LOADERS

1997 John Deere 120LC, hydraulic dual link thumb, quick change, 2 buckets, 8300 hours............................. $41,000

1995 Case 621B ACS bucket, quick coupler, AWD, Cummins engine, 4 hydraulics, 20.5-25 tires, 6375 hours. 2002 Case 621D ACS bucket, quick coupler, Cummins engine, 20.5-25 tires, 6740 hours. 1993 Cat 936F 4-in-1 bucket, air, excellent tires......... $29,900 1975 Cat 950 ACS bucket, Cat 3403, 5677 hours. John Deere 644AA 3 yd bucket, ROPS. . ................. $13,000 2002 New Holland LW130 ACS bucket, quick coupler, auxiliary hydraulics, New Holland engine, excellent tires.

SKID STEER

Bobcat 300A, enclosed cab, air................................. $27,000 Bobcat 743 diesel, auxiliary hydraulics, nice bucket..... $8500 John Deere 260 forks & bucket.................................. $21,500 John Deere 892D-LC 36” bucket, very good undercarriage, 6600 hours. Good older machine.......................... $22,000

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New and used for heavy construction machinery rollers, buckets, cabs, forks, blades, brushrakes, thumbs, bucket teeth, tires, undercarriages.

MISCELLANEOUS

1983 Ford tractor with Tiger brush cutter, has not been run through shop............................................................ $8500

TRAILERS

1996 Aspen 3 axle lowboy, detachable gooseneck, 18-ft. well, 10-ft. gooseneck, 255/70R22.5 tires, tipouts........ $42,000 1988 Cornhusker/Fruehauf gravel pup, 3 axle............ $6000 1979 Zieman, 37x97”, wood floor, beavertail, ramps.... $3000

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Grand Champion Hereford Bull at NILE in Billings, Montana was Canyon Gem 9137W Cinch 140Z. Sired by Churchill Frontier 9137W ET, High Desert Cattle Co. and Canyon Gem Livestock, Canyon City, Oregon.

Rural Nebraskans rethinking water priorities

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Eighty percent of rural Nebraskans with farming interests experienced a loss of business income because of last year’s drought, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. Poll responses also indicated rural Nebraskans’ priorities for water uses have shifted since they last were surveyed on the issue, in 2004. The 18th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) poll was sent to 6,320 households in Nebraska’s 84 nonmetropolitan counties in March and April. Results are based on 2,317 responses. Nebraska was wracked in 2012 by what has been described as the worst drought in at least 50 years. Eighty-eight percent of rural Nebraskans with occupations in agriculture reported decreased farm production in 2012, with 42 percent saying they experienced this to a great extent. Eighty percent of respondents said they lost income. While national reports tended to focus on the near-record farm income levels due to higher prices, the poll shows that for Nebraskans in the middle of the drought, price increases could not overcome production losses. “It serves as a reminder that agriculture faces unique production and economic risks and points to the critical nature of delayed action in Washington, D.C. over future agricultural policy,” said Brad Lubben, UNL public policy expert. With memories of that drought in mind, rural Nebraskans also appear to be rethinking priorities for water use. Seventythree percent rated indoor use in existing homes as a high priority; 56 and 51 percent listed livestock and crop irrigation, respectively, as high priorities. In 2004, only 48 percent of respondents listed livestock as a high water-use priority. Only 28 percent of respondents listed indoor use in new housing developments as a priority use, and only 10 percent listed outdoor recreation, down from 34 and 18 percent, respectively, in 2004. Poll respondents seem to be saying “we can’t just build businesses and homes and add new uses without knowing the water will be there,” said Lubben. Randy Cantrell, rural sociologist with the Rural Futures Institute, added: “There’s a message here for economic developers. They have to be participants in these discussions about water.” Seventy-three percent of poll respondents said they had voluntarily reduced water use in response to last year’s drought. “That strikes me as a positive note about rural Nebraska’s willingness to contribute,” Cantrell said. Also, 75 percent reported loss of wildlife and wildlife habitat. The Rural Poll is the largest annual poll of rural Nebraskans’ perceptions on quality of life and policy issues. This year’s response rate was about 37 percent. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percent. Complete results are available online at http://ruralpoll.unl.edu. The university’s Center for Applied Rural Innovation conducts the poll in cooperation with the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute with funding from UNL Extension and the Agricultural Research Division. ##### Lightning killed almost 4,000 Americans between 1959 and 2003.

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USED 4WD TRACTORS

2012 Case IH 500HD 4WD.................................................CALL

USED COMBINE INVENTORY & HEADERS

5-2012 Case 8230’s luxury cab, chopper, long auger..Coming In 2012 Case IH 7230 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, power mirrors, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging..$307,000 2011 Case IH 7120 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging......................... $282,000 2011 Case IH 7120 586 rotor hours, rock trap, long unload auger, chopper, monitor, yield/moisture............................. $262,000 2009 Case IH 7120 Pro 600 monitor, chopper, long auger, 780 hours........................................................................ $235,000 Case IH 2588 764 rotor hours, yield/moisture, chopper, AFX rotor, HID lights, long auger, rear weights......................... $194,500

USED SPRAYERS

New Holland SF115 suspended boom, 90-ft. booms with screens, 1500 gallon tank........................................................ $38,000 New Holland SF115 wheel boom, 134-ft. boom, hydraulic fold, variable rate, electronic end jets, hydaulic pump....... $22,000 2-2011 Case IH 550 Quad Trac, low hours, one with PTO, loaded........................................................................JUST IN

2005 Case IH 2388 900 rotor hours, long auger, yield/moisture, nice.......................................................................... $120,000 Case IH 2388 2676 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, Trimble EZ steer, 500 monitor.................................... $95,000 Case IH 2388 3100 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, long unload auger, yield/moisture monitor................. $90,000 1989 Case IH 1660 24.5x32 tires, reverser, 3400 hours.$18,000 Case IH 1680, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger................. . ........................................................Make Reasonable Offer Case IH 1020 flex header with regular reel and Crary air reel, transport trailer.......................................................... $16,000

USED TRACTORS

2011 Case IH Magnum 235 with LX790 loader, luxury positive response seat, Navll with 262 receiver, leather, 540/1000/13/8” PTO, 515 hours....................................................... $181,000 Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, luxury cab, 540/1000/13/8” PTO, 3-pt., LX780 loader, 1800 hours....................................... $135,000 Case IH Puma 180 with L770 loader, bucket, grapple, 1741 hours........................................................................ $118,000 2010 Case IH Maxxum 140, L750 loader, bucket, grapple, 625 hours......................................................................... $99,900

Brandt QF 2500 wheel boom sprayer, 100-ft. boom, Auto rate, mix fill, end nozzle kit................................................ $12,000 Brandt QF 2500 wheel boom sprayer, 100-ft. booms, Raven control.......................................................................... $8700 Melroe Spra-Coupe 115, 50-ft. booms, 165 gallon.......... $1900 Case IH STX480 Quad Trac, luxury cab, powershift, 4 remotes, hi-capacity pump, 1900 hours................................. $248,000

USED MISCELLANEOUS

2010 Case 445S3 skid steer, cab with air, heat, radio, heated air ride seat, electric connector, hi-flow, 183 hours........ $42,000

USED HAYING

Agco Hesston 856 round baler...................................... $12,000

USED DRILLS

2011 Case IH PH800 Precision 70-ft. fold back drill, 12” spacing, Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., double shoot, Dutch carbon knives, 3” steel 430 bushel tow between cart................................... $169,000 packers, 2320 tow between....................................... $38,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 12” spacing heavy shank, 51/2” rubber Bourgault 3710 60-ft. double shoot, 6700ST tow behind conveyor packers, stealth openers, 2340 tow behind, 2320 tow behind. cart.......................................................................... $360,000 .................................................................................. $55,000

WE HAVE NEW CASE IH EQUIPMENT ON OUR LOT

Brent Avalanche 1084 1000 bushel grain cart, 520/85R38 duals, roll tarp....................................................................... $39,995 Brandt 20” drive over conveyor grain deck..................... $12,900 Alloway 10”x70-ft. swing auger, hanger bearings, 540 PTO....... . ..................................................................................... $6500

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Ford New Holland 8770 MFD, dual PTO, 3-pt., 160 hp, 7740 hours, bucket/grapple................................................ $69,000

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Brandt 1020 grain cart Brandt 8”x40 grain auger

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PARTS: Larry Legare 406-367-5569

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•      Commercial building with over 2800 sq. ft. +/- can be anything! On highway frontage on just under 1 acre. Updated building formerly a vet clinic, reception area could be one business and overhead door could be another...you decide! Situated on the edge of Fort Benton, Montana just outside city limits. This deserves a look! Call for price. •      CULBERTSON HOUSE. Historic hotel building with beautiful updated apartment. Restored to perfection. Waiting for your speial dream. Possibilities of art studio, restaurant, gift shop, B&B. Views of Missouri River and walking bridge in Historic Fort Benton, Montana. $379,000 •      Fort Benton Commercial Opportunity. Nice automobile/tire repair building on prime corner location in central business district. Off stree parking and storage located on property. Sale is subject to a current lease tenant. Call for more details. $145,000 •      Commercial Property. Approximately 2500 sq. ft. building featuring retail area, cold storage, plus partially fenced rear yard for security. Great location in Central Business District. 1418 Main, Fort Benton, Montana $75,000 Call Valerie 407-750-2688. •      TETON RIVER RANCH. 268 acres north of Dutton, Montana along Teton River and along west side of Interstate 15. Dry cropland, grass/pasture, treed bottoms with good habitat for game birds and deer. $550,000 (Splitting property may be possible). Call Mark 406-788-9280

Thoughts about blizzard stressed calves

By Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension With the early October blizzard and unexpected death loss, producers are forced to manage calves differently than they would traditionally. One of the areas that this is most obvious is weaning. It seems as though more cows were lost than calves, which means some of those calves have been weaned by the storm, adding stress to an already highly stressed animal. As a result ranchers need to give some extra attention to these calves to ensure their health and nutrition in the coming weeks. In the area of health, due to the increased stress, orphaned calves are going to be more susceptible to disease; therefore the need to vaccinate becomes greater. Relative to pre-weaning vaccinations, if you have been able to get two doses into the calves prior to the blizzard, you should be in good shape. If not, give them the first dose as soon as possible. Cortisol (stress hormone) levels increased during the storm. Cortisol reduces response to vaccines. However, cortisol levels have decreased in the calf’s system since the storm, leading to the opportunity for a better immune response to the vaccine. If the first vaccine dose was given before the storm, but has not been boostered yet (2nd dose), go ahead and do this as soon as possible. If pre-weaning vaccinations are something that have not been common practice for your ranch, this is a year that they should be given to provide the best opportunity for calves to remain healthy, especially from the viral diseases, such as IBR, BVD, BRSV, and PI3. Weaning strategies following the blizzard are going to be similar to strategies in a normal year, however, extra attention will need to be given to the calves and close observation for signs of illness. If there are orphans in the herd, it would be a good idea to wean all calves so that the animals are all on the same system and being started on feed at the same time. It helps with the management of the calves if they are all handled together and treated the same. If you don’t normally hold calves at home after weaning but need to this year, some weaning strategies to consider include: Provide a clean, dry environment. If dry ground is a challenge at this time, provide bedding for the calves to lie in. The pen should also have a windbreak, so they have some protection from the elements. Feed fresh, clean, high quality hay. Once they are eating well, you can provide a small amount of concentrate (2 lbs or less). This is not intended necessarily to promote higher gain, but more to provide a greater level of bunk breaking, which leads to a more valuable calf for the feeder who buys them down the road. Clean, good quality water needs to be readily accessible, even by the smallest calves. You may need to consider using sheep tanks to ensure that all calves have adequate access to water. Be prepared and expect sickness. Monitor calves closely for symptoms including snotty noses, droopy ears, shrunk and off feed, secluded and off in a corner from the rest of the calves, or bloody stools. Have a conversation with your veterinarian to be prepared to provide proper treatment of calves if you start to see symptoms. This is an important time to develop a strong Veterinarian – Client - Patient relationship. Weaning calves can add value, so by bunk breaking them and vaccinating they can be represented as weaned calves and provide an additional profit potential. In order to capitalize on this, all calves need to be eating well for a minimum of two weeks prior to marketing. A longer period is better, but is dependent on feed resources, especially when this may not have been a planned event. Highly stressed calves from the blizzard can provide some management challenges, but by providing them the proper start to health and nutrition, there is a great opportunity to capitalize on added value. ##### Webcams have improved communication between longdistance grandparents and grandkids. “I love Skype,” said Nanna. “It’s been a great way to stay in touch with our grandson in Canada while we are in Texas.” One time the boy wanted some alone time with Nanna so his dad brought the laptop into the boy’s bedroom and put it on the bed and left. The boy then showed Nanna his closet, his pajamas, and his toys. “The greatest thing about using Skype is that when I go to visit, he knows exactly who I am, and is not at all shy” said Nanna.

Feed grain to specialty crop

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Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull at NILE in Billings, Montana was Alt Cedar Real Steel 14Y, Sired by Sask Valley Victor 27U, shown by Promiseland Cattle Co. and Alta Cedar Shorthorns, Fishtail, Montana.

Considering herd expansion? Utilize available resources... By Glynn T. Tonsor, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University As the meat complex adjusts to lower feed costs and increases interest in expanding production, it is important to step-back and take note of resources available to guide corresponding decisions. A valuable resource to utilize is the user-friendly spreadsheet Dr. Kevin Dhuyvetter has created for assessing the economic situation presented by purchasing replacement females. The spreadsheet is designed to easily be adjusted for a given producer’s situation regarding costs and production along with expectations of cattle prices over upcoming years and targeted rates of return. The spreadsheet is available online at www.agmanager.info/livestock/budgets/production/default.asp. Using what currently appears to be fairly conservative calf prices over upcoming years (averaging $169/cwt for 562 lb calves) and a base for cow costs of $700/year the spreadsheet suggests purchasing a replacement for $1,420 in anticipation of her producing calves for the next 5 years would provide an expected return on investment of 7.5%. Similarly, if a replacement was purchased for $1,522 where 10 years of production were expected the estimated return on investment would be 7.5%. Any purchases at levels lower (higher) than these $/hd levels would provide better (worse) expected returns. Similarly, producers with lower (higher) annual cow costs can pay significantly higher (lower) prices for replacements to achieve the same expected rate of return. Stated differently, producers with lower annual cow costs or expectations of a given replacement producing for longer periods will see higher economic value in replacements available for purchase. This is summarized graphically in figure 1. Comparing the net present values in figure 1 with current transaction prices for replacements indicates that some producers can be expected to further bid aggressively such that future replacement prices will likely be higher than those currently being realized. Similarly, this comparison suggests some producers with less advantageous cost situations risk “locking in” rather low expected investment returns if they remain active in a replacement market that may move higher. Producers contemplating rebuilding and/or expanding their breeding herds are encouraged to make use of this and related resources. While there are a host of important economic implications that must be considered when thinking of cowherd expansion that cannot easily be incorporated into spreadsheet based analyses, this spreadsheet helps to quantify some of the factors that need to be considered. In an era of seemingly constant uncertainty coupled with substantial interest by stakeholders throughout the industry in possibly expanding the nation’s breeding herd, producers are encouraged to actively stay current in their understanding of the economic situation and to utilize available resources such as these highlighted here. The Markets Cattle prices last week were steady to mixed from prior week levels. The 5-area fed cattle price for the week was nearly steady at $131.99/cwt live weight while Nebraska yearlings traded lower at $92.63. Corn prices were down for the week trading at $4.21 in Omaha.

Barley has gone from being a major feed grain to a specialty food crop in the last twenty-five years. While there are still a few areas, primarily corn deficient regions, in the US that utilize barley for livestock, barley’s major use is for malting. This malt makes its way into many of the cereals, crackers and baked goods that we eat and of course, the beer and other malt beverages that we drink. This shift to a higher value food crop has occurred as acreage has declined and barley’s value has increased. The acreage decline began in 1985 when barley was seeded on 13.2 million acres. It is currently averaging (2009-2013) about 3.2 million acres. This decline has resulted in significant shifts in barley production and procurement. In the mid-1980s, the brewers, distillers and food companies using malted barley were able to select from a large pool of barley grown in the northern plains and intermountain west. Most of this barley was produced on the open market with some of irrigated acreage being contracted by end users. As cropping patterns began to change and the fuel ethanol industry began generating millions of tons of dried distillers grains, the market for feed barley declined. Barley acreage declined and the large pool of malting barley was dramatically reduced. EAT BEEF!

The American Malting Barley Association , a trade association of 53 brewing, malting, and distilling companies, estimates that in the 1986, the top six malting barley states produced over 280 million bushels of malting barley, of which, approximately 130 million bushels were selected for malting. By 2012, these same six states only produced 140 million bushels of malting barley. Half of that of that produced 26 years earlier. End users must now select the roughly 115 million bushels they need from this much smaller pool and now contract nearly all of the malting barley acreage to ensure an adequate supply. Barley has become a specialty crop with nearly 60% going for malting and the remaining going to food, feed, seed and exports. Malting barley remains a very profitable crop, but it often takes a little extra effort to meet quality specifications when the weather does not cooperate. With a tight supply, the industry has worked closely with growers to maintain high selection rates. Brian Lacey in west central Minnesota still produces a good crop of malting barley long after his neighbors have moved on to other crops. He notes that top dressing some nitrogen after planting, keeping an eye on diseases, and straight combing his barley has helped keep his selection rates high.

BARLEY STRAW FOR SALE In round bales - Can deliver

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Lee Manufacturing

Belt Buckles

New 280 MFWD 3-point, PTO, 280 engine hp.

New

Are Here 500 & 1000 gallon fuel tanks COMING SOON

190 MFWD 3-point, PTO, 190 engine hp., loader, grapple

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NEW Vermeer BPX9000 Bale processors reduce waste and increase palatability for your herd.

New Augers – IN STOCK 10x70 13x70 13x85 USED AUGERS

Farm King 8x36 with mover.....................$9150 Farm King 10x31 auger...........................$3499 Farm King 10x80 swing hopper............$10,900 Farm King 13x70 swing hopper. Like new.......... ..........................................................$15,900 Farm King 13x70 auger with mover......$10,900 Westfield 13x70 swing auger...................$9900 Westfield MK 10x70 swing hopper..........$5500 Westfield 7x31 with 16-hp Briggs engine..$1500 GT 8x41 belt drive, PTO auger.................$1200 Brandt 8x35, bin sweep, 25-hp engine.....$6500

New Round John Deere Wobble Boxes

For combines & swathers

$1479

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

New Holland 1032 pull type balewagon..$6900

NEW Demco Simple, durable, versatile – the all-new BPX9000 from Vermeer combines the things you want and need in a bale processor. The easy to operate machine is built tough, produces even, consistent feed with minimal maintenance, and the optional large square bale kit offers the versatility you need. Blow away dust and mold from the bale and feed evenly into a bunk or spread up to 40’. The BPX9000 is built to do the job with the Vermeer quality you expect.

USED PROCESSORS 2-Brandt VSF round/square processors. Each was $11,900.......................... Now $11,400 Rem 3600R bale processor. Was $11,900...... .............................................. Now $11,400

Haybuster 256 Plus II pull-type. Was $10,500................................. Now $10,000 Haybuster 256 3-pt. bale processor. Was $6500....................................... Now $6000 Highline 6600 round bale processor.....$6900 “Our service sets us apart”

CONSIGNMENTS

John Deere 8760 4WD tractor with 3-pt., no PTO................................................. $57,000 John Deere 410 3-pt. backhoe attachment with skid steer mount.............................. $12,900 John Deere 911 extend-a-hoe, backhoe attachment for skid steer, 9-ft. digging depth..$6500 Forklift................................................. $11,900 John Deere 7700 combine.................. $10,000 White header, 15-ft..................................CALL Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 30-ft. header, pickup header.................................. $39,000 Versatile 400 swather with 21-ft. header..$6000 Brandt QF1500 sprayer.......................... $8900 Brandt 90-ft. trailer sprayer..................... $8500 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 120ft. booms.......................................... $12,000 Flexi-Coil System 65 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, 3 body nozzles, 6 valves, no controller............................................ $5900 Bean sprayer, 300 gallon, 100-ft. hose reel.$1250 1116 BF adapter conditioner fits 9030 bidirectional................................................... $2000 Flexi-Coil 3400 60-ft. air drill with 12” spacing, 7500 tank......................................... $75,000 Morris Maxum 49-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, double shoot, 7300 tow behind tank.$49,900 Case IH RBX562 round baler, twine... $14,900 Westgo 8x31 PTO drive auger............... $2250 GT 8x40 grain auger, PTO drive............... $990 1965 Dodge truck with hoist, V-8, 5 speed transmission....................................... $1900 1996 Eagle tandem dually pintle hitch flatbed, 6-ft. beavertail..................................... $7000 Danuser J20/80 3-pt. digger................... $2000

SQUARE BALER

Case IH LBX432 3x4 square baler with cutter...................................................$73,900 Case IH 8590 4x4 big square baler....$32,900 Massey-Ferguson 2170 3x4 big square baler................................................$79,900 Massey-Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter... $62,900 Hesston 7434 3x4 square baler.........$62,900 Hesston 4755 3x3 square baler.........$25,900 John Deere 348 14x18 square baler..$15,900

ROUND BALERS

1050 bushel grain carts

IN STOCK

Case IH RBX562 with net/twine.........$18,900 New Holland BR780A round baler....$13,900 New Holland 664 with net/twine.........$11,000 Hesston 856A round balers...............$12,900 Hesston 565A round baler....................$6900 “Our service sets us apart”

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Used Bobcat 435 ZHS excavator......... $29,900 Bobcat 743 skid steer with bucket.......... $8000

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John Deere 325 skid steer with bucket............. . ....................................................... $25,900

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NEW Massey Ferguson® 6600 Series Tractors

NEW Massey Ferguson® 4600 Series Tractors

Load it up. Work it hard. Take it Easy.

Made to fit your farm like a WORK glove.

100 - 125 PTO hp Three models will be available, each offering multiple configurations and options to tailor the machine to the exact needs of the customer and the job at hand. The entire line-up will boast an EPA Tier 4i compliant 4-cylinder engine from AGCO Power, and will range from 130 to 150 engine HP (100 to 125 PTO HP). All machines come standard with 4wd and cab, and customers will have a choice of Dyna-4, Dyna-6 and Dyna-VT transmissions.

7600 & 8600 Series Also IN STOCK

New

Massey Ferguson Hesston 2170 Big Square Baler

63 - 80 PTO hp Makes loader and hay work easier than ever.

Commercial hay producers and large farmers can now create large “extra density” square bales that are more efficient to stack, load, transport and store, thanks to the introduction of the Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2170XD large square baler. The 2170XD model is built tough with heavy-duty tension cylinders and plunger arms, a heavier fly wheel, and higher-capacity gearbox and driveline to provide the reliable preformance producers have come to expect from Hesston.

USED WINDROWERS

COMING IN

MacDon 9352 windrower, 14-ft. 922 sickle Versatile 450 tractor. header.............................................. $45,900 New Holland SD440 air seeder, 57-ft., MacDon 9300 windrower with 960 30-ft. header, 12” spacing. pickup reel........................................ $39,000 Bourgault 5925 52-ft. disc drill with 6280 MacDon 7000 windrower..................... $14,900 leading tank. Hesston 8110S windrower with 14-ft. & 25-ft. Premier M150 with 16-ft. header.$86,900 header.............................................. $34,900 MacDon M205 40-ft. draper header.$151,800 International 5000 windrower with 25-ft. draper 2-Hesston 5556A round balers. header................................................. $9900 Hesston 1170 pull-type hydro swing....... $8900 Case IH 8370 hydro-swing...................... $7900 USED COMBINES John Deere R450 rotary disc............... $89,000 Gleaner Super 77 with chopper & chaff spreader, John Deere 945 rotary disc MoCo....... $12,900 auto-steer...................................... $199,900 John Deere 945 14-ft. rotary disc MoCo........... Gleaner R72........................................ $39,000 . ....................................................... $13,900 Gleaner N6 combine.............................. $9900 John Deere 930 10-ft. pull type rotary disc mower.................................................. $4900 USED HEADERS 1996 MacDon 920 14-ft. hay header..$14,000 Now Accepting WASTE OIL 3-Gleaner 15-ft. N-series pickup headers with Victory 7 or 8 belt attachment. Each.$5900 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.................$799

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Massey Ferguson is pleased to announce the introduction of the MF4600 series. Boasting an all-new 3-cylinder engine from AGCO Power, the tractors provide 75 to 95 engine HP (63 to 80 PTO hp) respectively at 2200 RPM.

NEW Massey Ferguson® GC1705 Tractor CK

IN STO

Get the job done fast. Get the job done well. Our GC1700 Series sub-compact tractors are versatile, comfortable and easy to operate. With features like the roomiest operator platform in their class, a comfortable seat, logically placed foot pedals and controls, and an integrated loader joystick, and push button cruise control.

USED AIR DRILL

USED TRACTORS & CRAWLERS

2-Challenger 575B tractors, no loaders. Each... . ...................................................... $104,900 New Holland TC330 compact tractor with belly mower................................................ $13,900 Case 310 tractor with loader..................... $2500 Cat D4 crawler with dozer......................... $6900

USED TILLAGE

Melroe 36-ft. chisel plow.........................$6900 2009 Bourgault 3310 PHD 55-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot, L6450 tow between tank, 3-tank metering.....................$190,000 Morris Maxim II 49-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 7300 tow between tank..................... COMING IN

USED BACKHOE

USED MISCELLANEOUS

Challenger BA4 3x4 bale acumulator....$6900 Degelman 12HD dozer...........................$4500 WW 2-horse bumper pull horse trailer....$2900 1-4-drill hitch for JD 9350, 10-ft. drills.

USED SPRAYERS

Ag Shield 100-ft., 1500 gallon........... $89,900 Massey-Ferguson 212 3-pt. backhoe.... $4900 Melroe 4450 Spra-Coupe, 80-ft. booms, 400 gallon tank...................................... $69,900

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“Our service sets us apart” Ken – Cell, 788-4588; Sean – Cell, 899-0889; Ed – 231-4254; Rick – 231-9898

New

Loadout Augers with movers

Loader mover assembly Specials – Call for Details

Hoven Equipment

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Hoven Equipment

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New Hammer Post Pounder

• 40” drop hammer design • One-man grapple option available • Full stroke achieved with every cycle

Hoven Equipment

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NH Bale Wagons & Retrievers FOR SALE & WILL PURCHASE

Sod Buster Sales, Inc.’s Farm Equipment Finding Service — Phone (406) 883-2118

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

John Deere 4320 loader, cab, 3 pt. Nice tractor.

D5 Cat dozer, powershift transmission, tilt angle blade.

John Deere 410C loader backhoe, extend-a-hoe, cab.

For more information call (406) 693-2232

1991 Ford F150 2WD, 300 hp, 6 cylinder, automatic. 91,000 actual miles.

---- 2- & 4-WD TRUCKS ----

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 crew cab, short box, 6.0L, automatic, work truck package, 19,300 miles.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4x4, dually crew cab, Duramax diesel, Allison automatic, heated leather seats, rear entertainment, new injectors, 103,000 miles.

---- USED SUV’S & VANS ----

2010 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT 4x4, crew cab, short box, Duramax, Allison, leather, navigation, running boards, turnover ball, spray-in bedliner. High miles, very clean.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4, heated leather, 18,000 miles, black.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4, 5.3L V8, extended cab, long box, 11,000 miles. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4, extended cab, 6.0L V8, power windows, power locks, CD. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4, extended cab, long box, Duramax, Allison transmission.

---- USED CARS ----

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT RS, 4-door, heated leather, sunroof, 11,500 miles.

2010 GMC Yukon XL Denali, navigation, sunroof, heated/cooled leather, DVD, high miles. Like new, one owner.

2009 Jeep Wrangler Limited Sahara, 49,000 miles. Very nice, salvage title. 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, 78,000 miles.

2013 Chevrolet Impala LT, cloth interior, sunroof, 11,700 miles. 2011 Chevrolet Impala LT, heated leather, 36,000 miles, one owner. Like new. 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT, heated leather, 80,000 miles. Excellent.

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT AWD, 7 passenger seating.

Phone Gene Lewis in Fairfield 467-2321 Fairfield toll-free 1-800-967-2445

Phone Bob Dirkes in Choteau 466-2061 Choteau toll-free 1-800-345-2061

DIRKES’

Klopfenstein named one of top 50 beef industry leaders

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Longtime University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) animal scientist Terry Klopfenstein has been named one of the 50 most influential beef industry leaders in the last 50 years by a leading industry magazine. Klopfenstein was included on the list in Beef magazine’s September issue. Klopfenstein, the magazine noted, “is an internationally recognized authority in beef cattle nutrition and the first to develop beef cattle diets using distillers grains as both a protein and energy source. “Discovering the synergy that occurs when wet distillers grains replace corn in cattle finishing diets, his research served as the foundation of the ‘golden triangle’ of corn, ethanol and cattle feeding industries in the state of Nebraska,” the magazine continued. Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska (NU) vice president and Harlan vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, noted that Klopfenstein is one of five people on the list of 50 with Nebraska ties. The others are Frank Baker, former NU faculty member; Nebraska native Paul Engler, NU graduate, Texas cattleman and benefactor of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program; Fred Johnson, whose far-flung cattle operation included interests in Nebraska; and John Pollak, director of the Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center. “Given the significance of the beef industry in Nebraska, it is hardly surprising the state is so well-represented among the most important leaders in the industry over the last 50 years,” Green said. “Terry is one of the most creative, original and insightful researchers in the area of beef cattle nutrition today,” said Larry Berger, head of UNL’s Department of Animal Science. In addition to his groundbreaking research, Berger said, Klopfenstein is “without a doubt the most prominent adviser of graduate students in ruminant nutrition in the U.S.” He has advised more than 150 graduate students, many of whom now hold key positions in universities, government and industries around the world. Klopfenstein, now a professor emeritus, took a position with the University of Nebraska in 1965, after completing his Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition at Ohio State University. He has won dozens of state, regional, national and international awards and honors during his career. The complete Beef magazine list is at http://beefmagazine. com/business/beef-honors-50-top-industry-leaders.

Strong pace of corn and soybean exports

By Phyllis Picklesimer, University of Illinois In the September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, the USDA forecast 2013-14 marketing year exports at 1.225 billion bushels for corn and 1.37 billion bushels for soybeans, said University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. “The strong pace of exports and especially export sales so far this year has created expectations of larger forecasts in the WASDE report to be released on November 8,” said Good. As of October 31, the USDA reported that cumulative corn export inspections for the marketing year that began on Sept. 1 totaled 206.7 million bushels. Cumulative inspections were 30 percent larger than those of last year and represented 17 percent of the current USDA projection for the year, he said. Cumulative export commitments—exports plus unshipped export sales— as of October 24 were reported at 808 million bushels. Those commitments were 88 percent larger than commitments of a year earlier and represented 66 percent of the USDA projection for the year, he added. “Compared to commitments of a year ago, commitments this year are 138 million bushels larger for China, 125 million larger for Mexico, and 88 million bushels larger for unknown destinations. Sales to China represent nearly 22 percent of the total sales, compared to only 8 percent last year,” Good said. As of October 31, the USDA reported that cumulative soybean export inspections for the marketing year that began on September 1 totaled 338.5 million bushels. Cumulative inspections were 9 percent smaller than those of last year and represented 25 percent of the current USDA projection for the year, he said. continued on page b22

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3-V Distributing, Inc.

Conrad Industrial Park

Box 955

Conrad, MT 59425

Phone 406-278-5400 or 1-800-310-5402 Evenings Call: Jordan VanDyke 406-450-3953

Visit us on the web http://www.3vdistributing.com

E-mail Address 3vdist@3rivers.net

Still grain bodies available, now is a great time to get one put on! We are your dealer for the finest aluminum grain body available

Sever al Gra IN STO in bodie CK NO s W!

Put our 30+ years of experience installing the ITB body to work for you!

Watson lift axles in stock

Super time to get an electric tarp before you haul grain this winter. Add some lights with it so you can see on the short days ahead!

Now’s the time to order your snowplow. Some of us have already had a taste of winter!

End of season special on swing auger mover kits call for details!

Bale Beds

For all your feeding needs. Wireless remote control is standard!

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A-J’s Swathing LLP

36-ft. windrower with auto steer

Case IH 1202 swather

36-ft. header with pickup reel Adam Wood 406-390-3048 cell 406-292-3251 home

Jeremiah Johnson 406-949-4290 cell 406-292-3652

Fuson Excavation

Dozer Scrapers Road Grader Excavator Backhoe

Lowboy Gravel Truck Water Truck Skid Steer Trencher

Phone 406-271-3837 129 Conrad-Dupuyer Road Cell 406-289-0210 Conrad, Montana 59425 fusonexcavation@yahoo.com

Montana Holster & Shoulder Rig 44/45/357 500/460/454 1911’s Taurus Judge Great for Horseback Riding, Bowhunting, Backpacking, ATV riders Carry your gun with comfort • Fully lined • Premium American tanned leather Norm Schertenleib 406-965-2253 • Great Falls, MT www.montanaholster.com

KROGMANN BALEBEDS

Reduce insect and disease pressure with sanitation practices

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, PhD, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture the chance that these pests will be able to With frequent rains this spring and early overwinter in the garden and will reduce summer, the amount of diseases and insect the incidence of pest problems next spring. pests on plants in the landscape and vegRemoving the plants from the area or tilling etable garden have increased as compared them into the soil destroys the hiding places to dry weather. To manage diseases and for insects. insects for next year, use good sanitation Excessive weed growth during late fall practices now to help remove the source of and winter can also contribute to pest probdiseases and insects at the beginning of the growing season. lems next year. The weeds will provide food Many diseases will spend the winter on and shelter for many overwintering insects, the same plants they infected during the and may serve as sites for egg-laying in summer. For example, apple scab, a fungal the fall. Flea beetles, which are pests on disease which infects many apple varieties young vegetables, especially sweet corn and and certain crab apples, spends the winter eggplant, can find food and shelter in crop in dead infected leaves on the ground. The residues and weeds throughout the winter. warm, moist weather of spring triggers the The two-spotted spider mites continue to fungus to resume growth and release spores feed on weeds after the crops have withered. that will infect new growth on the tree. If the weeds are not removed or mowed Therefore, raking up dead leaves from under down, the spider mites will be ready to infest apple and crabapple trees in the fall is one your vegetables next spring. way to reduce the severity of disease next Another common landscape pest is the spring. The disease may not be completely bagworm. The small, 1.5- to 2-inch long, eliminated, but good sanitation practices brown bags can be found hanging in eversuch as this are an important part of any green trees and shrubs. At this time of year, disease control strategy. the bags are full of several hundred eggs. Get rid of rotting fruit from trees, espeThe eggs will hatch in May. By removing cially fruit that is hanging on the tree. It the bags now, their population will be reis likely to harbor many diseases that will duced. The easiest way to remove the bag resume growth and spread next spring. This may be with hand pruners or heavy scisis also true for grapes. During the pruning sors, otherwise the needles or scales of the process in the late winter, remove fruit that evergreen may be stripped off the branch as is still on the vine. the bag is pulled. Practicing good sanitation in the vegIn the landscape, twig girdlers affect the etable garden is important also. Remove branches of hickory, pecan, and persimdead tomato plants, cucumber vines, squash mon. The female beetle chews deep, narrow plants, and other plant material. The tissues grooves in a branch the size of a fat pencil from these plants can harbor diseases over about 2 feet from the tip. She lays eggs in the winter. If the material is destroyed, then the girdled branch which breaks off and it will not be a source of infection for next falls to the ground. Collect the fallen twigs year and will slow down disease developand destroy them to remove the insect pest ment. from the immediate area. Diseases are not the only things that Fall and winter are also excellent times spend the winter on plant material. Many to inspect plants for scale insects. These insects can also be found in dead leaves in insects usually have a hard outer covering and around the garden and landscape. similar to a shell and may be found where Pests such as European corn borer, branches join the trunk or near buds. Scale squash vine borer, Mexican bean beetle, can also be seen this time of year on the squash bug, diamondback moth, tomato leaves of broadleaf evergreens such as holly hornworm, cabbage looper, and imported or euonymus. Treatments with dormant cabbageworm, to name a few, are able to or horticultural oils are usually effective overwinter in the garden. These insects against scale. Follow label directions when often make their home in dead leaves and applying insecticides. plant material which offers them some Remember, fall is the best time to clean protection from the elements. Getting rid of up in the garden. For more information, the dead tomato vines, bean bushes, squash contact the Daviess County Cooperative plants, and other plant material will lessen Extension Service at 270-685-8480.

Trucks For Sale

Strong pace of corn and soybean exports continued from page b21

1999 Kenworth T800, Cat C12, 13 speed, steerable pusher, 20,000# front, 46,000# rears........... CALL

2000 IHC 4900, Detroit 466, 10 speed, twin screw, 21ft. loadline box, tarp, nice clean truck......... $37,000

2001 Peterbilt 460 hp, N14 Cummins, 13 speed, steerable pusher, pintle hitch, PTO, tank, pump ready for 20-ft. grain box...........................CALL

1998 Kenworth T800 460 hp Detroit, 9 speed, 20-ft. Cancade grain box, with beet and grain gate, roll tarp............................................................CALL

Call 406-855-4465

Cumulative export commitments—exports plus unshipped export sales— as of October 24, however, were reported at a whopping 1.184 billion bushels. Those commitments were 25 percent larger than commitments of a year earlier and represented 86 percent of the USDA projection for the year, he said. “Compared to commitments of a year ago, commitments this year are 160 million bushels larger for China and 51 million larger for unknown destinations. About 14 million bushels have been sold to Russia, compared to none last year. Sales to China represent 62 percent of the total sales compared to 61 percent last year,” Good noted. Export sales of corn and soybeans have been quite large early in the marketing year, but the question is: Is early-year export activity a good predictor of total marketing year exports? The short answer is no, he said. ##### Almost 60 percent of Amerians know the Three Stooges by name, but just 17 percent are able to name three U.S. Supreme Court justices.

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big EQUIPMENT CO. 1287 Hwy 87 West, HAVRE, MT FAX: 406-265-9367 www.bigequipment.com

RON HARMON MANAGER/OWNER CELL: 406-265-0096 HOME: 406-265-9808

WAYLAND WALLS Parts Manager 888-265-9554 406-265-9554

406-265-9554 OR 888-265-9554

Email: bigequip@bigequipment.com

ROGER WILDE CELL: 406-470-0321 OFFICE: 403-345-4847

TIM HARMON CELL: 406-552-9143 OFFICE: 406-265-9554

RAY SIBRA CELL: 406-390-0989 OFFICE: 406-265-9554

Join us Friday, December 6, 2013 for the “Versatile New Dealer Launch”! We will be featuring the

“New Versatile 550 Horsepower Tractor - DELTA TRACK”

along with Versatile’s line of other tractors/combines/sprayers.

Versatile representatives will be here and there will be a power point presentation of the Versatile products. Lunch will be served starting at 11:00 am Held at Please RSVP by November 29 Big Equipment Company, LLC IN STOCK: NEW Versatile RT490.............................Call for details! 1287 US Highway 87 • Havre, MT IN STOCK: NEW Versatile 2375 tractor.....................Call for details! IN STOCK: NEW Versatile 535 tractor.......................Call for details! 406-265-9554 IN STOCK: NEW Versatile 550 tractor.......................Call for details!

We have various Seed Master drills available - Pricing varies per drill We are offering 2013 pricing on 2014 drills through the month of November

New Seed Master Drills - 50-ft. x12”, 54-ft.x12” (can be increased to 60-ft.), 70-ft.x12”, 70-ft.x12” with 300 BV on board seed tank with Zone Command individual row metering. Tank’s Available - 300 TD 820 BV (tow between) TBTW or (tow behind) TB.

All drills have dual castering wheels - tire in tire packer - auto packing pressure

TRACTORS & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Various Big Buds Available. We build to your specifications. Big Bud 600/50 KT 1150 motor, major component work, twin disk transmission, 75,000# Clark axles, new paint, new 30.5x32 tires...... ............................................................................................$180,000 Big Bud 550/50 550 hp, 2610 Series transmission, 70,000 lb. Clark axles, new paint and interior..........................................................$125,000 Big Bud 525/50 600 hp, 1110 hours, 1150 motor, new style ROPS cab.......................................................................................$125,000 Big Bud 525/50 rebuilt transmission........................................$110,000 Big Bud 500/30, 475 hp, 8V-92 engine, duals @ 60%, Clark axles, 4 remotes, new paint................................................................$95,000 1979 Big Bud 450/50, 30.5x32 duals, 4037 hours....................$89,500 Big Bud KT450 1150 Cummins 450 hp, 13 speed Fuller transmission, 70,000# Clark axles, needs paint..........................................$29,500 1973 Big Bud HN360.................................................................$29,500 Big Bud HN320..........................................................................$39,500 2002 Case IH STX450 4WD, 5 remotes, 710x38 duals at 50%, 5500 hours....................................................................................$115,000 2010 Case IH Puma 210, 650 hours, MFWD, 4WD, 3 hydraulics, CVT transmission, Full Auto Guidance.......................................$149,500 2002 Case IH JXV100 MFD, 85 hp, cab, air, 3-pt., PTO, LX252 loader, 2450 hours............................................................................$45,000 1992 Case IH 7120 Magnum 7400 hours, Leon 808 front end loader, no 3-point, 540/1000 PTO.....................................................$59,500 Versatile 1150 525 hp, 30.5x32 duals........................................$59,500 Versatile 946, rotated planetaries, new clutch, weights, 5600 hours...... ..............................................................................................$59,500 Versatile 875 tractor, 355 hp, 855 Cummins, 20.8x38 tires at 50%........ ..............................................................................................$25,000 Allis Chalmers HD-5 dozer, draw bar, ROPS, canopy.................$7500 Wagner 17, factory installed 318 Detroit diesel engine, 23.1x30 tires, factory duals, dual hydraulics. Rare, all original, good condition........ ..............................................................................................$29,500 Wagner soil packer with dozer, FWD.........................................$15,000 2005 Montana Tractor 5740C 57 hp, 1069 hours, 3-point, 540 PTO...... ..............................................................................................$19,500 Steiger Panther ST310 6852 hours..........................................$25,000 Agco 8610 MFD tractor, 5529 hours, 94-100 hp, PTO, 3-point, shedded.........................................................................................$39,500

MISCELLANEOUS

2013 Versatile SX 275 120-ft. boom sprayer, Envizio Pro with Phoenix 200 GPS, Smart Trax Kit 3D.................................................. Just In Summers sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, foam marker 100-120-ft. wide, single nozzles.....................................................................................$6950 1999 New Holland 688 round baler...........................................$15,000 MacDon 14-ft. hay head, conditioner............................................$8500 1983 GMC 6 ton fertilizer spreader truck, 8.2 Detroit engine, Allison transmission, Raven controller, GPS, light bar......................$20,000 Friggstad 2025 30-yard hydraulic scraper.................................$55,000

New and Used J&M Grain Carts

Different models, bushel capacity and pricing...Give us a CALL

2013 Seed Master CT-TXB-M70 70’x12” spacing, lift kit, auto adjust packing force sensor.................................................................... Call 2013 Seed Master CT-TXB-M700 300 bushel on board tank.......... Call 2013 Seed Master CT-TXB-M50 50’x12” spacing, tire in tire option, wiring and shank pressure hose extension, fixed rear wheel to castering rear wheel, auto packing with touch screen display, in cab monitor.... Call 2006 Seed Master 60’x12” with Flexi-Coil double shoot distribution and towers, PNV packers, new seed and fertilizer knives...........$119,500 2012 Seed Master 40’x10”, (2) 190 bushel or 380 bushels total on board tanks, tire in tire, dual castering wings, 24” fill auger, auto packing.... ............................................................................................$190,000 Seed Master 46’x12” drill, with tank................................................. Call

COMBINES

(2) 2011 Case IH 8120s one with 274 hours, one with 276 hours..CALL 2004 Case IH 8010 2040 separator hours, 2700 engine hours, has IH 2020 30-ft. flex head, upgraded Monitor Pro 600, Contour Master, chopper, long auger, moisture/yield, new rotary drive kit................... . ...................................................................Combine only $175,000 With header.........................................................................$200,000 2011 Case IH 7120 600 separator hours, hopper topper, chopper, Pro 600 monitor.........................................................................$228,500 2011 Case IH 7088 573 hours, Color Touch monitor, chopper..$185,000 1997 Case IH 2188 2400 hours, 30.5x32 new fronts.................. Just In 1993 Case IH 1688 3243 engine hours, new heavy clean grain boot with cross auger, update to 11/4” shaft..........................................$45,000 1988 Case IH 1680 Stk#: 1701........................................................ Call Case IH 1680 with header, 4112 hours. Stk#: 1689...................$29,500 1996 New Holland TR98 2621 separator hours, a lot of recent work done. Very clean unit..............................................................$55,000 1987 New Holland TR96 3000 separator hours........................$39,000 2011 John Deere 9870STS Top of the line. All options. Like new. Shedded and waxed yearly......................................................................... Call

John Deere 9770 750 separator hours, custom cutter package duals, 2WD, nice machine..............................................................$195,000 2003 John Deere 9750 1792 separator hours, 925 header.....$110,000 John Deere 9660 STS, 1200 engine hours, chopper, 30-ft. auger, 18.4x42 singles, bin extensions........................................................$182,000 2003 John Deere 9650 STS, 2734 separator hours, chopper.$110,000 1991 John Deere 9500 2966 engine hours, 2300 separator hours........ . ............................................................................................$45,000 2004 Cat Challenger 670 600 separator hours, with pickup....$155,000 1995 Gleaner R62 2918 separator hours. Stk#: 1693................$39,500 Gleaner R60, 2882 hours...........................................................$22,500 Gleaner R Series, pickup header with attachment.......................$6500 Gleaner N6, 2250 hours, 24-ft. header and pickup reel.............$10,000 1983 Gleaner N7........................................................................$10,000

Westfield Augers

8x36 with hydraulic transport mover & 10x36 auger

OTHER AIR & CONVENTIONAL DRILLS

2011 Seed Hawk 84-ft. drill, 800 bushel tank, 12” spacing, 2500 gallon liquid tank........................................................................... $319,500 Case IH 8500 45-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, rubber packers. Good condition....................................................................................... $19,500 Bourgault 3310 55’x10” with 6450 cart, excellent condition... $330,000 2008 Bourgault 3310 55-ft., 3/4” carbide tips, deluxe fill auger, 591 monitor, manual rate control, 6450 tow behind tank.......... $249,500 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot (can be double shoot), 3450 tank..................................................... $65,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57’x9” spacing, steel packers, 2340 variable rate cart.. . ........................................................................................... $55,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, new style disbribution system, capped steel packers, single shoot, 2320 tank.................... $49,500

TILLAGE EQUIPMENT

(2) 1984 Summers heavy harrows. Each...................................$29,500 International 490 32-ft. disk, very good condition......................$14,500 John Deere 230 tandem disk, disks - 70%................................$12,500 2005 Morris 8900 60’x12” chisel plow with harrows...................$49,000 Melroe 503 44-ft. plow...................................................................$4500 Moldboard 8 bottom plow, made by White Equipment...................... Call Clark Melroe 903-816 moldboard plow, 8 bottom, 16”..................... Call

We are your dealer for:

2000 New Noble 392 42-ft. drill, tow behind cart, 8” auger, 7” spacing, steel packers........................................................................ $39,500 Concord 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3400 tow behind tank. Very clean. . ........................................................................................... $35,000 Concord 60x12 air drill, shanks replaced with Edge-On shanks, diesel motor (if you want it can be a fan motor), 3000 cart............ $35,000 Great Plains 45-ft. air drill, 7” spacing.......................................$35,000 (2) Sets Case IH 7200 14-ft. x 7” hoe drills, boxes good shape, fair tires, 3 rank, steel packers, extra parts....................................... Set $9500 (3) International 7100 rubber packers, regular hitch. Each..........$2000 International 150 14’ drills, 12” spacing. Each..............................$1000 John Deere 9400 30-ft., 7” spacing drills......................................... Call (4) John Deere 9350 drills with fertilizer, steel packers. Each.......$1500 Flexi-Coil 2340 variable rate tow behind cart............................$29,500

HEADERS & ATTACHMENTS

2005 MacDon 973 36-ft. header with pick up reel and transport.$45,000 Case IH 1020 flex head with pickup reel. Stk#: 1696.................$12,000 Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, Cheney Metalite II pickup reel. Very clean. ..............................................................................................$10,000 2003 John Deere 936D grain header, pickup reel, transport. Always shedded. ...............................................................................$45,000 John Deere 930 header, regular reel with air reel......................$12,000 John Deere 214 pickup header with pickup attachment. Stk#: 1691...... .................................................................................................$6500 Variety of headers & variety of brands/prices vary - CALL

SPRAYERS

2013 Versatile SX275 120-ft. boom sprayer, Smart Trax kit............. Call Brandt QF2000 sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, hydraulic drive, wind cones. .................................................................................................$9500 Ag Shield 100-ft. sprayer, 1000 gallon tank..................................$6500 Summers sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, monitor................................$5000

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Old Cars Wanted

We’d appreciate it if you tell an advertiser you read his ad in the Trader’s Dispatch.

Looking to buy old cars, pickups and parts up to 1974.

Call Wayne Lugalia 406-214-5910 (cell) or 406-821-0300 (home)

New Dealer for

Processors New CFR650 & CFR651 round bale processors IN STOCK

- Place processed feed in a windrow in the field. - Feeding cattle in the field reduces corral cleaning costs in spring. Nutrients from the manure benefit the field. - Place processed feed in a bunk. The Highline processor gives processed, dry, full bunks that maximizes your cattle feed intake. - Spread bedding bales up to 50 feet for an even and lofty spread. Quality bedding is created while using up to 50% less straw. - Process one bale while carrying another on the forks. This saves time by allowing continued operation before having to load again. - Loading a bale is a one person job from the tractor cab. - The processor unrolls and processes round bales with PTO-powered flails. This process blows away mold, dust and mildew. - Feed is more palatable and reduces lung and digestive problems in the cattle. - Straw is spread evenly to reduce bedding costs.

Rainbow Irrigation (406) 357-2211 ~ Chinook, Montana

Dura-Life

On Farm Fuel Containment Systems Custom designed to fit your needs to conform to the SPCC requirement

Now Handling Sioux Livestock Systems Squeeze Chute Features

* 84” tall x 38” wide x 11’ long (8’ squeeze chute - 3’ palpation cage) * 29” inside width (squeeze down to 12”) * All panels slam latch design * Rear vertical slide gate can be on either end of palpation cage. * Head gate - auto reset. * Head gate is spring loaded to absorb shock from cow forward lunge. * Simple Operation: One lever for squeeze; One lever for squeeze release;   One lever for head gate release; One rope for rear vertical gate.

Grand Champion Shorthorn Female at NILE in Billings, Montana was PLC Kiss This 212 GS. Sired by Phildon Get Serious ET. Shown by Katie and Tyler Shockley, Wheatland, Wyoming.

Avoid financial fraud

By NDSU Extension Service If you have received an email, phone call or letter inviting you to invest in an incredible deal with no risk and high returns, you are not alone. Eighty percent of Americans receive financial fraud invitations on a regular basis, according to Lori Scharmer, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service family economics specialist. According to a survey conducted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, Americans are being bombarded with fraudulent financial offers. Of those responding to the survey, 16 percent reported they invested money in a fraudulent investment scheme and 11 percent said they lost a significant amount of money. “Financial fraud may be costing Americans up to $50 billion annually,” Scharmer says. Older Americans are particularly vulnerable. Americans age 65 and older are more likely to be targeted by fraudsters and more likely to lose money once targeted, according to the FINRA foundation. “When it comes to financial fraud, America is a nation at risk,” says Gerri Walsh, FINRA foundation president. “Fraudsters are very effective at reaching and enticing vulnerable populations into turning over their money. And far too few Americans are able to detect likely fraudulent sales pitches.” Scharmer says some red flags to watch for are: • Receiving an unsolicited email asking for money • Being invited to an “educational” investment meeting that turned out to be a sales pitch • Receiving a letter stating you have won a lottery or prize with a cashier’s check enclosed • Receiving a cold call from a stranger offering an investment opportunity • Receiving invitations to participate in an investment that offered a commission for referring other investors “Never invest in an opportunity that promises ‘guaranteed’ or ‘risk-free’ returns because they are not legitimate,” Scharmer says. “North Dakotans are just as susceptible to financial fraud as the rest of the country, so be vigilant and watch out for vulnerable family, friends and neighbors.” If you think you may have been a victim of financial fraud, contact the North Dakota Securities Department at (800) 297-5124 to file a complaint. “Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler takes financial fraud very seriously,” Scharmer says. “Her office is able to assist North Dakotans who have been victims.” Scharmer advises that when looking for investments, you should work with one of the many financial professionals in communities across North Dakota. A trusted financial adviser can be found through your bank, credit union or a financial service firm. “Good advice when encouraged to invest money is to ask, check and investigate before investing even $1 of your money,” Scharmer says.

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NEW IN STOCK Massey-Ferguson Hesston WR9740 16-ft. 9126 auger header ONLY ONE LEFT!

Reserve Champion Hereford Female at NILE in Billings, Montana was KM Miss Trend 3500. Sired by Sparks Trend 2007, Kensey Mikkelson, Hobson, Montana.

Marketing cull cows

By Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension Drought has caused many cow herds to be culled extensively over the last two years. However, some culling of beef cows occurs in most herds every year. A few cows will become reproductively unsound, broken-mouths, bad udders, open, and/or just plain OLD. If feed resources are available, some producers may wish to market the culls after the first of the year for tax purposes. The Beef Audits have generally shown that cull cows, bulls, and cull dairy cows make up about 20% of the beef available for consumption in the United States. About half of this group (or 10% of the beef supply) comes from cull beef cows. Cow herd budgets often show that cull cows and bulls make up about 20% of the gross income in a cow calf operation. Whether we are culling because of drought or to improve the productivity of the herd, it is important to understand the values placed on cull cows intended for slaughter. The USDA market news service reports on four classes of cull cows. The four classes are divided primarily on fatness. The highest conditioned cull cows are reported as “Breakers”. They usually are quite fleshy and generally have excellent dressing percentages. Body condition score 7 and above are required to be “Breakers”. The next class is a more moderate conditioned group of cows called “Boners” or “Boning Utility”. These cows usually would fall in the body condition score grades of 5.5 to 7. Many wellnourished commercial beef cows would be graded “Boners”. The last two groups of cows as reported by the market news service are the “Leans” and “Lights”. These cows are emaciated to thin (Body condition scores 1 - 5). They are in general expected to be lower in dressing percentage than the fleshier cows and are more easily bruised while being transported than are cows in better body condition. “Lights” are thin cows that are very small and would have very low hot carcass weights. Leans and Lights are nearly always lower in price per pound than are the Boners and the Breakers. “Lights” often bring the lowest price per pound because the amount of saleable product is small, even though the overhead costs of slaughtering and processing are about the same as larger, fleshier cows. Producers that sell cull cows should pay close attention to the market news reports about the price differentials of the cows in these classes. Cull cows that can be fed enough to gain body condition to improve from the Lean class to Boner class can gain weight and gain in value per pound at the same time. Seldom, if ever, does this situation exist elsewhere in the beef business. Last week, in Oklahoma City, the difference in “Leans” versus “Boners” was about 5 dollars per hundredweight in favor of the Boner cows. On some occasions, the gap between “Leans” and “Boners” has been as wide as 10 dollars. Therefore, market your cull cows while still in good enough condition to fall in the Boner grade. If cows are being culled while very thin, consider short term dry lot feeding or putting them on wheat pasture to take them up in weight and up in grade. This usually can be done in about 50 to 70 days with excellent feed efficiency. Rarely does it pay to feed enough to move the cow to “Breaker” class. There is very little if any price advantage of Breakers over Boners and cows lose feed efficiency if fed to that degree of fatness. A source of market information for many states and many livestock markets can be found at the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service website: Livestock Feeder and Replacement Cattle Summary.

NEW IN STOCK Hesston 2856A round balers 5x6 bale, net or twine, torsion axles ONLY 2 LEFT!

Low Rate Financing for up to 60 months On all New Large Square and Round Balers – OAC

Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Inc. Phone: (406) 357-2211 - Email: rainbowsales@mtintouch.net Website: www.visitrainbow.com - Address: Box 700 Chinook, Montana

Tractors

Ford 8340 MFD, 106 hp, Farmhand loader, grapple, 3-point, PTO, 3 remotes. 6434 hours......$35,900

Massey-Ferguson 1155 2WD, 140 hp, PTO, Westendorf loader & grapple...........................$13,900 Deutz-Allis DT 7.10 2WD, 135 hp, cab, dual PTO................$13,900

Truck

1994 International single axle tractor, with Navistar diesel engine and 9-speed......................$6900

Miscellaneous

Valmar 240 40-ft. engine drive pull type granular spreader.....$5550 Davis 185 3-pt. backhoe attachment................................. $3100

Misc. Irrigation

2-Used wheel sprinklers. Each........ $1695 Additional used mainline, call us

USED EQUIPMENT Hesston 5456A round baler, mesh/ twine..............................$28,999 Hesston 856A round baler, 10,000 bales..............................$13,900 Hesston 856A round baler, twine only, 11,000 bales.............$9500 1989 Hesston 560 round baler, 1000 PTO, new belts........$3000

John Deere 568 baler, twine, only 2500 bales. Like new.....$35,500 Case IH RS561 round baler..$10,500 New Holland BR780A round baler with net/twine.................$21,900 New Holland 660 round baler, moisture tester, extra parts.......$4500 Cat Challenger RB56 round baler, twine only, 8800 bales...$19,900

Massey-Ferguson Hesston 9430 self-propelled swather, 16-ft. auger header, double sickle, 800 hours..............................$64,000

Hydra-Dec

Round Bale Bed

* Synchronized Telescoping Arms * Extendable Arms * Joy Stick Control

Haying Equipment

Hesston 8250 swather with 16ft. auger header, 25-ft. draper header............................$44,000 Hesston 8110S swather with 16-ft. auger header, 25-ft. shiftable draper header................$35,500

Hesston 6650 swather with 16-ft. auger header, gas engine..$6900 Hesston 6600 swather with 14-ft. hay header, conditioner....$5900 Hesston 1014 14-ft. hydro swing with double sickle..............$3000

New Holland 1069 balewagon, turbo diesel, dual tires on rear, with 2nd deck, cab. Nice..$17,750 New Holland 1045 2 wide self propelled balewagon, 6 cylinder gas engine..............................$4599 Bale spear for big square or round bales, with hydraulic push off. Asking....$2350 Replacement Engines & Power Equipment

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HAY FOR SALE Grass/alfalfa (70/30) hay in round bales........ $75/ton Call (406) 460-2614, Shelby, Montana

##### The rodeo event involving horses running at full gallop while dragging a clown balancing on a board is called North Dakota surfing.

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply

Phone (406) 227-6821 East Helena, MT

TRACTORS & ATTACHMENTS

Zetor 734 FWA, cab/air/heat, 2 remotes, Allied 594 loader, QA bucket, bale spear. 3700 hours. 73-hp..... $25,000 Zetor 5211 2WD 3 point, PTO, single hydraulics. 42-hp....................$5500 Case IH 1594 2WD with 3 point and PTO, no rear tires.........FOR PARTS Ford 5000 diesel, cab, 3-pt., PTO with GB loader.................. Just In $8500 Ford 3000 3 cylinder diesel, Selecto-Speed, good tires, loader. Parts tractor.....................................$3500 Ford 9N with front mounted post driver. . .............................................$2500 Oliver Super 55 with complete engine rebuild....................................$3850 Oliver 1755, 77 & 1855.....FOR PARTS John Deere 70, gas, Farmhand F10 loader, grapple.......................$4500

NEW TARTER 3-pt. equipment

6-ft. HD landscape rake.................$700 6-ft. MD disc...................................$915 QA super spear.............................$435 Middle Buster potato plow............$165

NEW Eagle box scrapers

New Eagle 560HD..................... $625 New Eagle 566HD..................... $699 New Eagle 672HD..................... $729 New Eagle 784 HD.................... $779 We now have

SITREX RAKES

Front Dozer Blade with manual adjust. Fits various models................$2500 Westendorf TA26 loader for CIH 1594 tractor, no bucket....................$2000 Dearborn loader for Ford 8N.........$750 Leinbach rock rake.......................$350 John Deere 3 point 6-ft. blade......$300 White Cab to fit Oliver 55 Series tractor............................ MAKE OFFER GB 651 3-pt. backhoe attachment.$2850 NEW LOAD OF TRACTORS JUST ARRIVED

DS4510H - DS4110 - DS3510 New KIOTI rototillers also on hand

MISCELLANEOUS

Shaver HD10 post pounder........$1250 2-Shaver HD8 post pounder. Each..$750 2 horse bumper pull trailer.............$750 Bush Hog 3 point, 12-ft. plow.....$1650 BEN-SER SE63 63” snow blower with frame. Runs off rear PTO, fits 40-60 hp tractor................................$2500

1 only $pecial SAVE $$$

New Shaver HD10 post pounder with new 3-point mounts. Reg $7500. Only..............$5850

NEW Kioti 47” heavy duty roto tiller with slip clutch. Fall Sale Price $1550 Good Selection Of Spike Tooth Harrow Starting At $150.00

WALLENSTEIN

New Bale King 5100

RH discharge. List $22.500 CASH NO-TRADE $19,995 One Only...............................

USED HAYING

Hesston 30A stacker.... MAKE OFFER Bucket mount bale spear...............$400

CONSIGNED

Massey-Ferguson 203 industrial tractor with loader..............................$4500 Red Devil 8-ft., 3-pt. snow blower..$2500 Haybuster 256 Plus II bale processor.. . .............................................$4500 John Deere 7700 Turbo combine, JD 224 header, batt reel, pickup reel, straw chopper, chaff spreader..$4500 Massey-Ferguson 510 combine with Perkins diesel........................ CALL Sitrex 2 wheel, 3-point rake..........$350 Disc 9-ft. pull-type, needs work... CALL Feterl grain auger..........................$300 Kuker 3-pt. sprayer with booms and hand gun, 150 gallon tank.....$1000 Vermeer 605K round baler, twine only.. . .............................................$5500

NEW Tebben Rotary Mowers

4-ft................................................$1175 5-ft................................................$1250 6-ft................................................$1440

wood splitters, chippers and log grapples available.

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply

MILLER LOADERS

Phone (406) 227-6821

East Helena, Montana

Serving HELENA and surrounding areas for 62 YEARS!

SHAVER POST POUNDER

Come visit us at www.helenafarmsupply.com

Use safe containers for canning, preparing foods

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service In my role as a food and nutrition specialist, I often field questions from Extension agents, as well as other professionals and consumers. These are a few questions that I have answered lately and through the years: 1. “Is it OK to reuse commercial salsa jars and screw-top lids to can my own salsa?” 2. “Is it OK to use brown paper grocery bags to prepare snacks? I’d like to use one to shake powdered sugar on a cereal snack. I’ve heard you can cook in brown paper bags, too. Is that right?” 3. “Is it safe to make omelets by boiling the egg mixture in a Ziploc bag? I want to make them for a camping trip.” 4. “Is it safe to use terra cotta flower pots for baking bread and cakes? The cakes look so cute in these containers!” 5. “I have a brand new galvanized garbage can. It has never held trash. Can I use it to serve punch?” I could go on and on with the questions I’ve received about various unusual containers used to prepare, cook and serve food. The No. 1 rule for answering any of these questions is to consider the original purpose for the container. Was the container meant to prepare or serve food, with the food in direct contact with the container? Containers that are “food grade” must meet higher standards for sanitation and safety. Let’s consider each of the containers mentioned in the opening questions and the potential food safety issues. 1. For safety, we do not recommend reusing commercial screw-top lids on jars processed in a water-bath canner (or pressure canner). However, you could prepare fresh salsa and store it in these jars in your fridge to use within several days. Your family might think you bought the salsa. Although some commercial glass jars can be used for canning acidic foods (such as fruit) in a water-bath canner, your best bet is to use Mason jars. These jars can be used indefinitely unless the jars develop cracks or nicks. When canning, be sure to use two-piece canning lids, such as those made by Kerr or Ball. If your jars do not seal, you have 24 hours to reprocess the food using new lids. You can reuse the screw bands. You can learn all about home food preservation with research-tested materials available at http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/food (click on “food preservation” or type in your topic of interest in the “search” box.) 2. Brown paper grocery bags: Yes, brown paper grocery bags are intended to hold food. However, the food typically placed in brown paper bags is in packages or containers. Grocery bags are not a sanitary container for mixing or coating snacks with powdered sugar. Instead, use a bowl or a zip-type plastic bag. The U.S. Department of Agriculture does not recommend using grocery bags for cooking, either. The bag may ignite and cause a fire in the oven. The ink, glue and recycled materials can emit toxic fumes. Use oven cooking bags or a pan instead. 3. Plastic bags: Boiling omelets in a Ziploc bag has been something of a fad the last few years. When I first received the question, I contacted a staff member at the company’s consumer help line. The company representative told me that Ziploc brand bags cannot be used to boil food. The bags are made from polyethylene plastic with a softening point of about 195 degrees. Therefore, they could melt when exposed to 212 degrees. Some companies produce “boilable” plastic bags that can be used to cook foods. Read the manufacturer’s statement to learn about the bags’ suggested use. Don’t push the limits. 4. Terra cotta flowerpots: Some clay containers are designed for food use. However, clay pots from the gardening center are not meant to be in direct contact with food. The clay in garden pots may contain heavy metals, such as lead. Some may crack or break in the oven, too. If you completely line a clay pot with food-grade material, such as aluminum foil, you can use it to serve food. Better yet, before serving food in it, line the pot with a smaller food-safe container from your kitchen cabinet. 5. Galvanized trashcans, plastic trashcans or any type of trashcan: If you were going to a party, would you really want to eat or drink from something meant to hold garbage? Obviously, trashcans are not meant as serving containers. The plastic or metal used to make them is not food grade, continued on page b27

Use safe containers for canning, preparing foods continued from page B26

and chemicals from the plastic or metal may leach into the food. Acidic foods, such as punch, can pull harmful chemicals from the container into the beverage. Here’s a tasty recipe that you can create in minutes. Fresh Corn and Bean Salsa 1 (16-ounce) can black beans (reduced sodium), drained and rinsed 2 c. corn (cut from cob or frozen) 2 c. chunky salsa (mild or medium) Drain and rinse beans. Cut the corn from the cob (or substitute frozen corn). Combine ingredients and refrigerate until serving. Serve with baked chips or whole-grain crackers. Note: This recipe is not suitable for canning at home. Makes 12 servings.

Farm Service Agency hiring additional loss adjusters

USDA Farm Service Agency is currently taking applications for individuals who are interested in providing contracted loss adjustment services in the state of Montana. The primary duty of contracted Loss Adjusters is inspecting damaged or destroyed crops for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Applications for the 2014 crop year are due December 2, 2013 and can be found at any FSA county office in Montana or by logging onto our website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ Internet/FSA_File/lac_mtapplication.pdf. Completed applications should be sent to Montana State Farm Service Agency, Attention Amanda Lucas, P.O. Box 670, Bozeman, MT 59771. Applications will be reviewed and selections made based on work experience, agricultural background, availability and the need for Loss Adjusters in the area. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Lucas at 406-587-5870 or Shelly Rolando at 406-587-6877.

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page B27

EARLY DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER ISSUE - DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

T & T Farm Supply, LLC

Tyrel and Tara Hendrickson - 406-759-5006 or 406-799-8576 WE HAVE MOVED to 717 W. Madision Avenue, Chester, MT Near the Liberty County Airport

Specializing in Honey Bee Draper Headers and REM Grain Vacs 4 Now taking orders for 2014 Honey Bee Headers We stock a large variety of Honey Bee parts including rod weeder supplies.

1 NEW REM VRX ! IN STOCK! grain vac We also have parts for REM Grain Vacs.

We are your MAV Chopper Dealer.

D L O

2009 John Deere 568 baler for parts

Onan diesel generator.............. $1500 Other gas generators starting at.. $350

DIESEL ENGINES In Stock

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2004 air ride slideout axles on 22.5’s.. .................................................. $2000

We carry a LARGE SELECTION of rearend and axles!

Rockwell • Eaton • Corporation Sterling • American

Set of 8 Bridgestone 295/75R 22.5 caps, 80% on aluminum hub pilot wheels

Large selection of USED TIRES & WHEELS from 12 - 24.5’s *Inventory changing daily

4 Cat 4 Cummins 4 Detroit 4 Isuzu 4 Volvo 2000 New Holland BR7090 and 2002 Case International RBX561

NOVEMBER Specials! 2004 Ford F650 XL 6.0L automatic extended cab with CM flatbed, theft recovery, 1 bad injector and hole in piston. 83,093 miles....................... $8500

2002 GMC C7500 with new flatbed, 8.1 automatic transmission, runs on propane..................................... $5500

2500 gallon propane tank truck mounted. Truck NOT included............. $1500 Other accessories available.

We have a LARGE SELECTION of automotive transmissions and transfer cases!

NEW! 1990-99 Chevrolet truck composite dorman headlamps $45 per side. NEW! 1992-99 Chevrolet truck power door mirrors $45 per side. NEW! 1995-99 Chevrolet inside door handles assorted colors. $18 per

A family owned business since 1969 ~ 10 acres of parts!!!

DIETZ AUTO and TRUCK SALVAGE 1104 Bench Blvd., Billings, MT • 1-800-573-4389

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page B28

If you have items you want advertised in the December 2013 issue THE VERY LATEST WE CAN ACCEPT THEM IS NOVEMBER 27, 2013.

Fully utilize manure nutrients with a high volume efficient spreader - Twin vertical augers - Excellent spread pattern with wet or dry material - Hydraulic variable speed floor chain feed - 14 ton capacity - 1000 PTO/minimum 110 hp required - Travel and clean up time allowed free of charge - Rental rates by the day/week/month

This spreader will help manage environmental concerns associated with stockpiled manure, apply a uniform layer of material and provide a return on investment of handling cost. Phone (406) 899-0072 or (406) 899-2182 Great Falls, Montana

IN STOCK

TILT BED TRAILERS

20’ Tilt Deck Hydraulic 14,000 GVW....... . .................................................. $5,350

• Bull Package • Running Boards • Spare Tire & Wheel • Heavy Duty Pkg. • 10 Ply Radial Tires 2 Compartment Trailer - Sliding Outer Gate 6’x8”x20

9,350 9,950

$

24’ 14,000 GVW Tilt bed Gooseneck......................$7,250 25’ 14,000 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$6,450 26’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$8,650 28’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$8,850 30’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$9,050 32’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$9,250

3 Compartments $ - Sliding Gates 6’x8”x24

2014 Bumper Pull - 16’ Stock Trailer, 16” 10 Ply Radial Tires, Center Gate, $ Escape Door

5,450

$3,950

20FT SKID STEER TRAILER

•14,000 GVW • HD Fenders • Storable Ramps • 16” 10 Ply Tires

5x10 Dump Trailer, 7000 lb. GVW, Threeway Gate, Ramps, Tarp Kit, Dbl axle...........................$3,950 8x14 Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Bumper Pull, Roll-Up Tarp..................................$6,850 6’8”x14’ Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Bumper Pull, Roll-Up Tarp...........................$6,695 8’x14’ Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Gooseneck.........................................................$7,650 6’8”x14’ Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Gooseneck, Roll-Up Tarp..............................$7,650 16’ Triple Axle, 21,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Ramps, Tarp & Roller...............................................$8,550

6x12 Single Wheel, 3,500 lbs GVW, Double Doors........... $3,300 7x14 Double Axle, 7,000 lbs GVW................................... $5,150 7x16 Double Axle, 7,000 lbs GVW.................................... $5350

Purchasing feeds for the cow herd

By Rick Rasby, UNL Extension Beef Specialist A nutrient test for quality is the best way to know the nutrient profile of forages. Not all feeds/forages are average, some are less than average and some are better than average. If forages are needed to be purchased, price all possible sources on a price per pound of nutrient basis on a 100% dry matter basis. This places the comparison on the same moisture basis. Analyzing cattle feeds for moisture, protein, and energy is recommended. Results of a feed analysis are reported on an as-is and dry matter basis. Nutrients should always be balanced on a dry-matter basis because nutrient requirements for beef cattle are reported on a dry-matter basis. After formulation on a dry-matter basis, values can be converted to an as-is basis (using the dry matter content of the feed) to determine the actual amount of feed (as-is) that should be fed. As an example, if the ration calls for feeding 24 pounds per head per day of a feed on a 100% dry matter basis and that feed is 90% dry matter and 10% moisture, then on an as-fed basis, you would need to feed 27 pounds per head per day (24 pounds/0.90 = 26.6 pounds). Purchasing Feeds/Forages on a Pound of Nutrient Basis Protein and energy supplements are designed to compensate for deficiencies in crude protein or energy content of the base diet. For beef cows the base diet is forage. The objective of a good supplementation program should be to supply the required amount of protein or energy rather than a specific amount of supplement. Therefore when choosing among various feeds a good strategy is to calculate the cost of each supplement or feed on a cost per pound of nutrient in the supplement then purchase the feed or supplement that is most economical. To calculate cost per pound of nutrient, simply divide the cost per ton of the supplement by the number of pounds of nutrient in a ton of the supplement. This assumes that all supplements are similar in moisture content. The result is the cost per pound of nutrient (example: crude protein or TDN). When all feed options are priced on a cost per pound of nutrient the most economical supplement can be identified. There are other factors to consider when purchasing feeds. With today’s fuel prices purchasing a supplement with a greater concentration of nutrient may decrease delivery cost because fewer tons will be needed to supply the same amount of protein. Supplements may differ in the amount of waste that results when they are fed or delivered. For example, alfalfa hay does not cost the same amount to deliver to cattle and results in more waste than feeding cubes but may still be the more economical supplement. Producers can easily account for cost differences in transportation, feeding and waste, and the purchase price of various supplements by using the “Feed Cost Calculator” found on the web at http://westcentral.unl.edu/agecon/ (click on “Livestock Production Decision Aids” then click on “Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator”). Distillers grains can be purchased in three different moisture contents; dried (10% moisture), modified (50% moisture), or wet (65% moisture). If dried is priced at $225 per ton and wet is priced at $80 per ton, which is the best buy as an energy source if both are 110% TDN? Dried distillers is $0.11 per pound of energy on a 100% dry matter basis and wet is $0.10 per pound of energy on a 100% dry matter basis. Assuming that the equipment is available to feed either dry or wet distiller grains, then wet is the best buy.

Fed cattle prices remain at record levels

By Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension USDA released their cattle on feed report this week. The number of cattle in large feedlots on October 1 was down 7.7% from a year ago. Pre-release trade forecasts were for down 7.4%. September placements were up 1.0% compared to last year. September marketings were up 6.1% thanks to one extra slaughter day. Steer and heifer slaughter during September was up 4.4%. The number of cattle on feed has been down for 14 straight months. The number of steers in large feedlots at the start of October was down 7.4%. Heifers on feed were down 7.7%. The number of heifers on feed has been declining faster than steers on feed indicating more heifer retention. The amount of beef in cold storage at the end of September was up 3.4% from the month before and up 4.7% from a year ago. continued on page b30

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USED 4WD TRACTORS

USED 2WD, MFWD TRACTORS

2012 John Deere 7230 (110 PTO hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4x38 singles, factory warranty, low hours..............$97,500 2012 John Deere 7130 (100 PTO hp) 16 speed, PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4x38 singles, factory warranty, low hours..............$95,000

USED ROUND BALERS

0% Financing On Huge Selection of Used Round Balers - oac

1995 John Deere 8970 (400 hp) Powershift transmission, 4 hydraulics, 520/85R42 duals................................................$69,500

1998 Case IH 9390 (425 hp) 4 hydraulics, 20.8R42 triples................................$99,500

USED LOADER TRACTORS

2012 John Deere 7230 (110 PTO hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4x38 singles, factory warranty, low hours. NEW John Deere H360 loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple & mechanical joystick.....................................$121,500 2012 John Deere 7130 (110 hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4x38 singles, factory warranty, low hours. NEW John Deere H360 loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple & mechanical joystick.....................................$118,900

1997 John Deere 8300 (200 PTO hp) 16 speed powershift transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch with quick hitch, 4 hydraulics, PTO, 14.9R46 duals................................................$82,500 1994 John Deere 7800 (150 PTO hp) PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 14.9R46 duals.........$52,500 1989 John Deere 4255 (125 PTO hp) 15 speed powershift, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 14.9R46 duals................$29,500 1961 John Deere 4010 (87 PTO hp) 1 hydraulic, PTO, 18.4x34 singles....................$5250

2012 John Deere 568, loaded.............$39,500 (2) 2011 John Deere 568, loaded. Each........... ........................................................$36,500 2009 John Deere 568, loaded.............$34,500 2009 John Deere 568, loaded.............$34,500 2008 John Deere 568, loaded.............$32,500 2007 John Deere 568, loaded.............$27,500 2005 John Deere 567, wide pickup, net...$23,500

2005 John Deere 567, wide pickup, net...$22,500 2003 John Deere 567, net, MegaWide..$21,500 2001 John Deere 567..........................$17,500 1994 John Deere 535.............................$8500 1989 John Deere 535 with new belts......$8950 1987 John Deere 530.............................$4950 2006 Vermeer 605M, loaded................$21,500 2006 New Holland BR780...................$16,500

USED HAY & FORAGE

USED COMBINES & HEADERS

30-ft. platform for Hesston 8100 windrower....... ...........................................................$2950 Case IH 8830 draper platform, 25-ft. center....... ...........................................................$3500

USED SPRAYERS

Flexi-Coil 65 110-ft. sprayer....................$9500 Melroe 220 Spra-Coupe, all hydraulic, power steering, 60-ft. with trailer................$11,500 2006 Brandt, 1000 gallon....................$11,000 International 5288 (162 PTO hp), 18 speed transmission, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 20.8x38 duals................................................$11,500 2008 John Deere 7630 (140 PTO hp) 20 speed AutoQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4R42 duals, John Deere 746SL loader, 9-ft. bucket, grapple, electric joystick..............................$119,500

2008 John Deere 7330 (125 PTO hp) IVT transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4x38 singles, John Deere 741SL loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple, joystick............. ......................................................$109,500

USED SEEDING EQUIPMENT

On All Used Combines - oac 2013 John Deere S670 combine, 520/85R42 duals, Contour Master, low hours, factory warranty.............................................. CALL

2012 John Deere S660 combine, 520/85R38 duals, Contour Master, low, low hours..CALL 2012 John Deere S660 combine, 520/85R38 duals, Contour Master, John Deere 630R platform, pickup reel........................... CALL 2006 John Deere 9660STS combine, 520/85R38 duals................................................... CALL

USED MISCELLANEOUS

2006 Chevrolet K1500 pickup, 5.3L V8, automatic, air, regular cab, 8-ft. box, 89,000 miles................................................$12,500 1998 Peterbilt TK 378, day cab, 425 hp Detroit engine, 10 speed, air ride, wet kit....$16,500 Woods BW126 batwing mower...............$6500 Mohawk 15-ft. batwing mower...............$3950

Brandt 5000EX grain vac.....................$12,500 Westfield 13x71 swing away auger.........$7500 2009 Brandt 10x60 swing away auger....$11,500 Speed King 8x61 auger..........................$1750 1993 Rem 552 grain vac.........................$5500 Nile 3-pt. ditcher.......................................$3950 Diamond 72” & 62” mowers.....................$2500

USED LAWN & GARDEN

Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air hoe drill, 7.2” spacing . .........................................$42,500 John Deere 787/730 36-ft. air disk drill, 6” spacing, 170 bushel tank........................$16,500 (2) John Deere 9350 disk drills, 8-ft. units, fertilizer, hitch............................................$4750 (3) John Deere 9350 disc drills, 10-ft. units, 6” spacing, fertilizer, JD transport hitch.$11,500

USED BEET EQUIPMENT

2.9% Fixed Rate

2012 John Deere 3005 compact tractor (23.5 PTO hp) 8 speed transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, JD 300 loader. Like new.........$18,500 2012 John Deere 3720 tractor, cab, MFWD, hydro, John Deere 300cx loader, ONLY 20 hours...............................................$39,500 2007 John Deere X540 lawn and garden tractor, 54” mower, powerflow bagger, new engine... ...........................................................$5750 2004 John Deere LT180 lawn and garden tractor........................................................$1850 1992 John Deere GT262 lawn tractor.....$1150 John Deere 320 snowthrower...................$150

2010 Amity 2700 beet harvester, 12 row, steerable, row finder..............................$119,500 Amity 2700 beet harvester, 10 row, 12 row convertible.....................................$119,500 Artsway 698 beet harvester, 6 row, 24” rowfinder, rear steer..............................$19,500 Artsway 690 beet harvester, 5 row, steerable, row finder.........................................$12,500 Red River 622 beet harvester, 5 or 6 row, row finder, steerable..................................$6500 Red River 624N beet harvester, 6 row, 24” row finder, rear steer..................................$6500 WIC defoliator, 6 row, steerable............$12,500 Artsway 786A defoliator, 6 row, knife scalpers, rear steer.......................................................$8500

Artsway 786A defoliator, 6 row, steerable..$6500 Artsway 786A defoliator, 6 row, rear steer...$4500 Artsway 786 defoliator, 24”, rear steer........$6500 Red River defoliator .................................$500

USED TILLAGE EQUIPMENT

Artsway 2400 landplane.........................$6950 Eversman 2400 landplane......................$6950 John Deere 2700 mulch ripper............$23,500 Ace 5-bottom two-way plow, in furrow, 16”.$2950

A day on the farm begins at SUNRISE!

www.sunriseequipment.biz

1-800-967-3597 — 406-488-3112 2900 West Holly — Sidney, Montana

2000 John Deere 9750STS combine, 30.5x32 duals, chopper.................................... CALL

2002 John Deere 9650STS combine, 800/65x32 singles, chopper, grain tank extensions........ ........................................................... CALL 1989 John Deere 9600 comine with chopper, 30.5x32 duals, MacDon 960 draper header. ........................................................... CALL 1983 John Deere 7720 combine, 24.5x32, straw & chaff spreader, 224 platfform.......$14,500 2013 John Deere 635FD draper platform.CALL 2013 John Deere 640FD draper platform.CALL 2012 John Deere 635FD draper platform.CALL 2010 John Deere 630R with pickup reel..CALL 2010 John Deere 630R platform, pickup reel... ........................................................... CALL (2) 2004 John Deere 635F 35-ft. flex platform.. ........................................................... CALL 1998 John Deere 930 platform, pickup reel...... ........................................................... CALL 2009 Case IH 2010 rigid platform, batt reel, less than 100 hours.................................$20,000 1997 MacDon 960D platform.................. CALL

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page B30

Deadline for advertising in the December 2013 issue is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27. We can sell your recreational, farm or ranch property!

•  Only licensed real estate agency in Montana participating with Cabela’s Trophy Properties •  Comprehensive internet marketing program with OVER 1 million hits per month •  Number 1 in listing & number 2 in sales volume worldwide for Cabela’s Trophy Properties •  25 years of sales, marketing and farm/ranch experience •  Member of Montana Agricultural Business Association (MABA) •  Member of Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) •  Member of Soil Society of America (SSA) •  Licensed Chemical and Fertilizer Dealer and Commercial   Applicator with the Montana Department of Agriculture •  Certified Crop Adviser (CCA)

Contact us at (406) 231-8515 cell, (406) 799-5908 cell or (406) 622-3224 office trampus@cmpmontana.com staci@cmpmontana.com

Trampus & Staci Corder

Panoramic Euphoria $1,950,000 •  1160 +/- acres •  3 level custom built home •  5 miles from Geraldine, MT

Sitting Bull Ranch $4,600,000 Custer, MT

•  3200 +/- deeded acres •  5700 +/- acres hunting lease •  Fully furnished lodge - sleeps up to 30 •  Mineral rights

Bull Mountain Wildlife Ranch Roundup, MT

$3,540,000 cmpmontana.com

•  5914 +/- total acres •  5069 +/- deeded acres •  640 +/- State lease acres •  205 +/- BLM lease acres

Fed cattle prices remain at record levels continued from page b28

U.S. beef exports during August were up 6.4% compared to a year earlier. August beef imports were down 7.7%. August beef exports equaled 10.7% of production; imports equaled 7.5% of production. For the first 8 months of 2013, U.S. beef exports were up 3.3% due to a big jump in purchases by Japan. Imports were down 2.9% due to less beef from Canada and Australia. During August, cattle imports from Mexico were down 29.4%; imports from Canada were up 18.1%. Fed cattle prices stayed at record levels this week. Through Thursday, the 5-area average price for slaughter steers sold on a live weight basis was $132.19/cwt, down 19 cents from last week’s record, but up $6.01 from the same week last year. Steers sold on a dressed basis averaged $209.07/cwt this week, up $1.27 from last week’s record and $12.66 higher than a year ago. This morning, the boxed beef cutout value for choice carcasses was $204.33/cwt, up $4.14 from the previous Friday and up $12.53 from a year ago. The select carcass cutout is at $189.58/cwt, up $4.40 for the week and up $14.13 from the same day last year. This week’s cattle slaughter totaled 624,000 head, up 1.0% from last week, but down 3.3% from a year ago. The average steer dressed weight for the week ending on October 19 was 875 pounds, up 5 pounds from the week before, down 4 pounds from a year earlier, and below year-ago for the sixth consecutive week. Oklahoma City feeder cattle auction prices were steady to $2 lower this week. Prices for medium and large frame #1 steers by weight were: 400-450# $207-$225, 450-500# $197-$208, 500-550# $176-$196.50, 550-600# $172-$182.50, 600-650# $162-$176, 650-700# $147-$174.50, 700-750# $153.50$174.50, 750-800# $149.25-$166.50, 800-900# $156-$162.25, and 900-1000# $148.25-$149/cwt. The December live cattle futures contract closed at $132.07/ cwt today, down 90 cents from last week’s close. February fed cattle settled at $133.47, down 55 cents for the week. The November feeder cattle futures contract ended the week at $163.50/cwt, down $3.15 from the previous Friday.

Charles Moore Inc. Custom Hay Hauling! Our hay trains can haul anywhere from 42 to 48 round bales. We have friendly drivers and reliable service. Please contact Charles at 406-232-0400 or 951-1650. Also for sale 4000 ton of 2013 Alfalfa Grass Hay baled in rounds. Can be delivered! Call for pricing!

2001 Midland triple axle belly dump trailer. Call for more information!

1992 CPS belly dump gravel trailer. We have more gravel trailers in our inventory!

YOUR DEALER FOR Truck Defender Grill Guards

1993 Great Dane 53-ft.x102” van trailer. Would make excellent storage trailer. Inside is in excellent shape, no visible leaks!

1969 Wilson 50-ft. straight deck trailer. Don’t let the age fool you, nice older trailer! Has removeable decking in the nose. Nice trailer for hauling pairs! Call for pricing and details!!!

1991 Trailmobile 48-ft.x102” curtain trailer. Curtain and trailer are in good shape!

(Formerly C Moore Fab & Repair and Equipment Sales)

Shop (406) 232-0400 Cell (406) 951-1650 Home (406) 232-5831

2001 Peterbilt 379 948,985 miles on Detroit 60 Series engine, 430 hp, 10 speed, 3.4 ratio, heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, 63” Unicab sleeper, hydraulics for wet kit. Nice truck! Call for pricing! We are now your dealer for

GrabTec grapple forks

855 Kinsey Road, Miles City, MT 59301

www.charlesmooreinc.com cmooreinc@midrivers.com www.cmooreequip.com

1999 Peterbilt 379 Detroit 60 Series engine, 500 hp, 10 speed Rockwell transmission, 3.9 ratio, heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, 63” Ultracab Unibilt sleeper, 1,281,893 miles. Nice truck! Call for pricing! Trucking Services: Our drivers haul grain, hay, livestock and equipment across the country. We also use hoppers to carry bulk commodities.

We Now Handle BESLER Bale Beds

Fabrication & Welding Services:

Call us for products available! We Have Available

We can order guards for semis or pickups!

Visit us online

1987 Champion 780A motor grader. 6 cylinder, 8 speed direct drive, 9-ft. front plow blade, 5828 hours. Nice motor grader! We no longer handle Jensen Bale Beds

Bradford Built Flatbeds Call for information!

www.charlesmooreinc.com

Rotary snowblower

We provide commercial welding and iron repair services. Our staff works with all vehicles and machinery, including trucks and trailers. We can build anything you need out of iron.

EQUIPMENT SALES: Our company sells a wide selection of new and used trucking, construction and farm equipment, as well as recreation. Whether you are looking for a backhoe, a loader, or a tractor, we can deliver. Other equipment we have to offer includes: trucks, trailers, haying equipment, trenchers, pay loaders, land levelers, grain handling equipment, boats and snowmobiles. A bit of everything.

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2013 — Page B31

BiG Pack 1290 HDP

2012 Gleaner S77s SOME DEMO HOURS, EXCEPTIONAL VALUES

TILLEMAN Motor Company

1-888-420-3399 Havre, MT 406-265-7865

1-888-420-3399

USED DRILLS

2010 Case IH Precision 800 independent air hoe drill with 2010 Case IH Precision 3430 air cart, 60-ft working width, 10” spacing, double shoot with side band openers, single run blockage, independent shank design, with pneumatic packers, 430 bushel air seed with variable rate. 2001 Flexi-Coil 5000 air hoe drill, 45-ft. working width, 9.8” spacing, single run blockage, stealth paired row openers. 2000 FlexiCoil 2320 tow behind air seeder, 230 bushel capacity, manual rate. 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000 air hoe drill, 57-ft. working width, 12” spacing, single shoot. 1993 Flexi-Coil 2320 tow between air seeder, 230 bushel, manual rate. 1990 Great Plains air hoe drill, 45-ft. working width, 12” spacing, 170 bushel tank, v-style steel packers.

TRACTORS & SKID STEERS

2006 Kioti DK65S tractor, 65 hp., cab with heat and air, loader & bucket................................................................... CALL 2012 Kioti DK50 SE-H 50 hp., hydrostatic transmission, cab with heat & air, loader and bucket................................ CALL

BALERS

2007 Hesston 5556 round, low bales, clean....................... CALL 2002 Hesston 856A round, well kept.................................. CALL 2008 Case IH RB564.......................................................... CALL 2006 Case IH RBX562........................................................ CALL

TILLEMAN

1-888-420-3399

TILLEMAN

Motor Company

Havre, MT

More Power. More Choices. More Performance.

Welcome to the next generation of mid-frame row crop tractors with a completely redesigned cab, generation 2 SCR technology, the industry leader in emissions control, and all new family styling. The 7600 Series features the choice of the exclusive Dyna-VT™ CVT (continuously variable transmission) which provides infinitely variable speed control from supercreep to transport speed without shifting, jerking or a delay in traction or power, or the industry unique 24F/24R Partial Powershift with exclusive features like pre-set cruise speeds and standard Autodrive. Together, with the upgraded cab, emissions system, and choice of transmissions, the 7600 Series combines into the perfect tractor for any job around the farm or the field.

TILLEMAN 1-888-420-3399

Motor Company

Havre, MT

Vermeer BPX9000

3710 SIZE + VERSATILITY = GREATER PROFIT

The Bourgault 3710 Independent Coulter Drill is the most revolutionary coulter style seeding system on the market! The 3710 ICD provides two different seed placement options on a durable frame available in sizes up to 60 feet! Select an opener arrangement for seeding into heavy residue or minimal disturbance. Get your seeding done right, and on time with a drill you can configure for your operation.

UNITS IN STOCK 2012 Bourgault L6550 air seeder, 4 tank metering, 10” deluxe auger. 2012 Bourgault 3320 QDA 76-ft. Paralink independent air hoe drill, 10” spacing, 3/4” points, semi-pneumatic packers. 2005 Bourgault 5710-59 59-ft. air drill with 10”/9.8” spacing, Series 25 mid-row banders, 3/4” points, 31/2” rubber clad packers, 2013 Bourgault 6450 tow behind cart with 4 tanks, 3 meters, manual load/unload auger. Cart is new with warranty. 1989 Bourgault 8800 air hoe drill, single shoot, 31/2” packers, lots of extra parts. Set up for air drill but also could be used for cultivator. Call Us Today...Our Inventory Changes Daily

TILLEMAN Motor Company

1-888-420-3399

Havre, MT

406-265-7865

406-265-7865

ALL NEW

406-265-7865

Independent Coulter Drill

406-265-7865

7600 Series Tractors

Motor Company

Havre, MT

Bales like bricks - HDP (High Density Press) is the all-new, innovative solution from KRONE for high-density bales. The Krone BiG Pack 1290 HDP with the chamber dimensions of 120 x 90 cm (3’11” x 2’11”) and an extended bale chamber opens up new bale packaging possibilites with its baling density. In comparison to conventional large square balers, the large bales of the HDP achieve an increased bale weight up to 25%.

Bale Processor

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The bloated goat Goats are fairly susceptible to bloat, which is the accumulation of gas in the rumen. If you think that you have an occasional problem with “gas,” try to realize what a huge problem it is for old Suzie Q. She has this large kneading organ filled with lush feeds and digestive juices. As millions and millions of bacteria (and other micro-organisms) work on this stuff, one of the normal by-products of fermentation is gas, in rather huge amounts. In fact, it is such a large amount that environmentalists fear that the digestive process in ruminants (cud-chewing animals) is a major cause of global warming. But the everyday activities of walking, chewing, and stretching, in combination with unconscious muscular movements of the internal organs, esophagus and throat cause her to perform a simple, but life-saving activity hundreds or thousands of times every day: burp. Whenever anything interferes with this release of gas or if the digestion of the proteins occurs too rapidly (alfalfa) you have the condition known as bloat. It is easily recognized. The upper abdomen will stick out on both sides and up a little on the left side. This can lead to a gradation of difficulties ranging from mild discomfort to a critical life-endangering emergency. Additional signs can include: shivering, grinding of teeth, salivation, shortness of breath, grunting, kicking at the abdomen, breathing through the mouth, protrusion of the tongue and head held forward. Causes The most common cause of bloat is the ingestion of a larger amount of lush pasture or feed than can be handled by ordinary belching. The usual scenario is seeing old Suzie Q standing there with her sides all puffed out and obviously feeling just awful; then you suddenly remember that you left the gate open and that she had access to the grass clippings you recently raked up from the yard. (Another consequence of this disaster can be grass tetany.) Bloat can also be caused by a large number of other events or diseases. These include: --Choke, obstruction or foreign object in the esophagus Before the bloat can be treated, the object must be dislodged (rather quickly). Something like a small apple can usually be felt from the outside by sliding your hand up and down the throat and neck. The first try should be to move it upward by gentle pressure with your fingers. Should that fail, the Heimlich maneuver should be given three or four attempts: Place the goat in the same position just as you would stand behind a person, clasp your arms around the belly just below the rib cage and squeeze sharply. This may raise the object far enough for you to reach into the mouth and retrieve it. If this fails, you must use a strong but flexible section of tubing to gently push the object down into the gut. If one of these procedures proves successful, then you can move on to dealing with the bloat as below. If unsuccessful, it’s a matter for your veterinarian. --Tetanus, paralysis of jaw or facial muscles This most difficult picture is due to the fact that tetanus is called “lockjaw” for a very good reason: the muscles of the jaw become extremely rigid. This leads to the termination of normal chewing and regurgitation activities which in turn lead to bloat since the gas is now trapped in the rumen. One must deal with tetanus and bloat simultaneously. This disease and other causes of paralysis may be best deal with by your vet. --Indigestion In ruminants, indigestion is called indigestion because that’s exactly what it is. Simply put, there’s something in there that just won’t digest properly. Normal rumen churning, cud chewing and microbial activity come to a halt; so also do bowel movements. Nothing happens except old Suzie Q just stands there looking at you thoroughly convinced it’s all your fault because she feels so miserable. Because she is no longer chewing her cud and burping, any gases that she had managed to manufacture may remain in the rumen. Therefore, you can see that bloat does not always accompany indigestion, since the conditions are not always right for the production of more gas. Nevertheless, you have to get the gut working again through Probiotics, kneading of the abdomen, grafting a cud from a nearby chewer or any of a number of tricks. If the case is severe, you’ll need to “lavage” (wash out) the rumen with a hose in order to get the inert mess out of there. (Perhaps you’d like to have your vet do this--since it’s not a whole lot of fun. --Displacement of one of the “stomachs” This is a fairly common problem in the pregnant doe. As the babies begin to reach full size, and especially if there are a number of them, they begin to

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take up an awful lot of room. The expanding uterus will push the digestive organs into places and positions which may restrict the release of gases. This is normally not a life-threatening condition (except in some instances after delivery); but it can lead to minor bloating which can easily be remedied by feeding lesser quantities of bulky roughage more frequently (and a little more concentrate to provide essential nutrients) and encouraging plenty of moderate exercise even in the late stages of gestation. --Inappropriate sleeping positions There will be the occasional instance, particularly in an older, crippled or pregnant doe, where she falls asleep with her head on a downhill incline or accidently rolls into that position. This can also happen to any animal which is caught in a feeder or fence or other object in such a position as to cause the head to be lower than the rest of the body. Gases will not be able to escape and the animal will become frightened and bloated. Usually, once she is released and calmed down, she will be able to pass the gas on her own; but she should be monitored for a few hours. --Miscellaneous minor digestive disturbances, especially diarrhea in kids Occasionally you will observe a kid that looks a little bloated (and possibly hunched) with no other dramatic signs to aid your diagnostic efforts. Then, a few hours later you will notice that it has diarrhea. There a those instances where they get into the wrong feed or something which causes a transitory disorder, of which bloat is merely the first sign. On the other hand, some cases of severe neonatal diarrhea are accompanied by bloat wherein aggressive treatment of the diarrhea is in order. --Other Anthrax Clover mold Esophageal stenosis (closure) Larkspur poisoning Milk fever Milkweed poisoning Poison hemlock Red clover poisoning Treatment choices The word “choices” is used intentionally here because you really do have some choices in trying to treat bloat, depending on the severity of the situation. If there is just some slight expansion and the goat is still eating and moving about you certainly have a very different problem from the goat which is swollen “tight as a drum,” prostrate and near death. We’ll start with the easiest, least invasive technique which can be used in those cases of “mild” boat and move on to the heroics needed in real emergencies. Always remember that your veterinarian is more experienced in performing the drastic measures involved in the treatment of serious bloat. Massaging and walking Believe it or not, many cases of mild bloat can be dealt with by just spending some “quality” time with the patient. This is when it really pays to have a goat who is used to being handled. Elevate her front end by placing the front feet on some form of platform such as a milk stand, bench or ramp that is at least 12” off the ground. With moderate pressure, rub the abdomen for a few minutes. When you get tired of that, gently rub the front of the neck (area of the esophagus) and the throat. If you’re brave, stick your finger in the side of her mouth and rub her tongue a little while stretching her neck forward slightly. This will almost always cause her to start burping. Alternate back and forth between the sides and the neck for a few cycles; then take her out for a little walk. Repeat the whole cycle a few times. If this process brings favorable results wherein the size of the abdomen has been visibly reduced, give her a dose of Probios®, let her be for a while and keep checking her every hour or so. If no improvement is noted, then you need to go to “the next level.” Bloat medicines Now is the time to discuss the two different types of bloat. Simple or free gas bloat is rather straightforward in that the gas floats on the top of the rumen contents like the air at the top of a water tank. If you can open some form of passageway to the outside atmosphere, the internal pressure will cause the gas to escape. The more complex type is known as frothy or “legume” bloat wherein the gas is totally mixed in with rumen contents in a way that resembles whipped gelatin. In order to separate the gas from the rest of the mess you have to introduce something that will do this. The most common substance used is a product from your kitchen shelf: vegetable oil. Peanut oil is reportedly the best

choice. (Others are corn oil, soybean oil; some sources say mineral oil can be used, but we don’t recommend it.) If the patient is standing and capable of swallowing without difficulty, this can be administered with a large syringe or drenching gun. The use of a stomach tube is recommended below. The proper dose for a 130 lb doe is 6 to 8 oz. There are also a number of pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of bloat, the most popular of these being Therabloat®. Follow label directions for mixture and dosage information. Improvement should be noted within a few minutes. Intubation Many sources will recommend that these medications be administered by means of a stomach tube. Likewise, in cases of simple bloat the gas can frequently be released by the passage of a tube, which does nothing more than provide an unimpeded connection between the rumen and the outside world. Since it is pretty hard to tell what type of bloat you are dealing with from the outside, the placement of a tube is not a bad idea in either case. If you have simple bloat, the tube should allow for the rapid release of the trapped gas. If it’s frothy bloat, then you are all prepared to administer the liquid treatment. If you’ve never done it before, it can sound pretty scary. The main thing is to choose a tube large enough to allow for the passage of the fluid but not so large as to cause the collapse of the trachea (windpipe), which lies alongside the esophagus. In a goat, it is not possible to insert a tube large enough to allow for the release of frothy bloat. [Clear tubing such as that sold with winemaking supplies is excellent.] If, as the tube is being inserted, you notice that the animal is having trouble breathing, then you would want to use a smaller tube. (Initially there may be a brief change in respiration because of anxiety.) After the tube is in place, make sure there are no breathing sounds in order to confirm that you have not placed the tube in the lungs. Move the tube around a little to see if you can cause the release of any gas. If no gas escapes, then you probably have frothy bloat. Wait a couple of minutes for both of you to relax. Then slowly pour the liquid into the tube. We prefer to use a 60 ml syringe (without the plunger) on the end of the tube to pour into. After the total amount of the liquid has run down the tube, wait a couple of minutes to give the full length of the tube time to empty. You do not want to be pulling the tube out while there is still liquid in it because it will cause some of this to drip into the lungs. Withdraw the tube rapidly. The massaging techniques mentioned above may be helpful at this point. The trocar and other horrors If none of the above has been successful or if you come across an animal which is in serious trouble, you may have to decide between your squeamishness and the death of your patient. The proper instrument for direct intervention in the case of gas bloat is called a “trocar” (or trocar and cannula). Put the pointed part with the handle through the tube. Aim for the highest spot on the left side and plunge the instrument right into the rumen. Withdraw the handle, leaving the tube in place. Gas will escape rapidly. The diameter of the tube on a regular trocar is too narrow to allow frothy bloat to escape fast enough, but antifoaming agents can be inserted through the cannula. Don’t withdraw the tube until you are ready to suture the rumen, peritoneum and skin. Another good option would be to leave the tube in place and hasten to your nearest vet for the closing of the wound. The danger is that the rumen contents and/or dirt from the outside can get between the layers and cause a very serious infection called peritonitis. Don’t let her drink any water. Odds are pretty good, however, that you don’t have a trocar in your vet box. Although we don’t recommend it, you “can” use your pocketknife to make a 2” slice into the rumen. If you do this I’d recommend that you immediately insert some sort of 1” metal or hard plastic tube into the hole to help prevent peritonitis. Then head off to your vet immediately to get the damage repaired. For frothy bloat the exit hole needs to be an inch or so in diameter. Therefore, it is best to rely on the anti-bloat agents mentioned above; if these don’t work, you would be best to have your vet surgically remove the rumen contents. I really hope that you’ve read all the way down to here BEFORE old Suzie Q is in real trouble. Reading about the trocar should be enough to encourage you to get enthusiastic about the simpler procedures at the top of the page. So when I say rub the abdomen before things get out of hand, think about that trocar and rub with vigor!

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Small flowering bulbs are gems in the winter garden

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, PhD, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture has cobalt blue, bell-shaped flowers with a The small flowering bulbs appear in the late winter garden providing color to what narrow white edge at the mouth. The flowers seems to be a lifeless landscape. Many types look like grape clusters. The foliage appears of these little gems are available beyond in the fall and persists through the winter. daffodils and tulips, and they need to be Blooms appear in April and the height of planted in the fall. the flower stem reaches 4 to 6 inches. Grape The generic term “bulb” is used to refer hyacinth can be used in rock gardens and to a group of plants which have different with other spring flowering bulbs. food storage structures to support life until Greek windflower, Anemone blanda, has the plant’s life cycle begins again. Different a small daisylike flower. Depending on the storage structures characterized by botanists cultivar, the flower color is white, pink, or are bulb, corm, tuber, tuberous root, and blue. This plant forms a small mound shape rhizome. covered with flowers reaching 4 to 6 inches The scientific name of the following tall. The food storage structure for the Greek bulbs is included to make sure you find the windflower is a rhizome. As soon as you plant I describe. receive the rhizome, plant it right away to Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, has a little prevent it from drying out; otherwise, the white, bell-shaped flower gracefully hangspring performance of the plant may be ing down from each flower stem. The leaves reduced. are linear or strap-shaped. Plant height Glory of the snow, Chionodoxa luciliae, reaches up to 3 inches. This little gem may has several small, star-shaped, blue or bloom in February. Plant the snowdrops in pink flowers, depending on the cultivar, an area where you pass every day or where with white centers on each flower stem. they can be seen from a window inside the The height of the flower stem may reach house in order to enjoy them even when it 6 inches. Flowers begin to appear in late is cold outside. March to early April. Winter aconite, Eranthis hyemalis, has a Siberian scilla, Scilla siberica, has strappure yellow to bright gold, cuplike flower like leaves reaching 4 to 6 inches in height. 1.5 inches across in early March. The unique The bulb produces 3 to 4 flower stems. Each foliage looks like a finely frilled, green colflower stem carries 1 to 3 drooping, belllar under the flower. Plant height is around like deep blue flowers. This attractive plant 3 inches. The best location for the winter prefers full sun or partial shade. It tolerates aconite is in an area where the soil does not a wide range of soil conditions. become too dry during the summer months. Small spring blooming bulbs should be For the best visual effect in the landscape, planted early enough in the fall to allow plant the winter aconite in groupings. Snowtime for root growth before cold soil temdrops can be planted with the winter aconite. peratures reduce plant growth. The bulbs The snow crocus, Crocus chrysanthus, discussed today can be left in the soil all begins to bloom in late January to early year and will return year after year. February. The flowers are small and reach Many bulbs are planted at a depth of a height of 3 to 4 inches tall. The flower two to three times the diameter of the bulb. colors available range from white, purple, Place the bulb in the hole with the growlight blue, and yellow to flowers with two ing point up; otherwise, the plant may not colors such as yellow and violet or purple emerge from the ground. On some bulbs, and white. The leaves are grasslike. Snow the growing point end narrows at the top, crocus peering through a blanket of late and the bottom end is flat. Old roots may winter snow is a delightful sight. be attached to the bottom end of the bulb. Giant crocus or Dutch hybrid crocus, If you are in doubt about the location of the Crocus species and hybrids, have larger growing point, place the bulb on its side. blossoms than the snow crocus. The giant Before planting, bone meal or superphoscrocus blooms in early spring but later than phate worked into the soil at the bottom of the snow crocus. The flower colors available the hole may be beneficial for the bulb. Plant include yellow, purple, white, and white bulbs in well-drained locations or they will combined with purple. The leaves are grassrot. Most bulbs prefer a sunny location. The like. Foliage reaches 6 inches tall. best show of color with these bulbs results Netted iris, Iris reticulata, has a single when the same type of bulb is planted in violet-blue flower 3 to 5 inches above the groups. ground. The foliage is grasslike and very For more information about the small fine. This unusual, small iris blooms in late flowering bulbs, contact the Daviess County winter. Netted iris is a good choice for rock Cooperative Extension Service office at gardens. 270-685-8480. Grape hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum,

October 1 quarterly milk production

Mountain Region highlights Arizona Dairy Herds produced 1.01 billion pounds of milk during the July September quarter, up 1.8 percent from the previous year. Colorado Dairy Herds produced 844 million pounds of milk during the July September quarter, up 3.9 percent from the previous year. Montana Dairy Herds produced 74.0 million pounds of milk during the July September quarter, down 1.3 percent from the previous year. New Mexico Dairy Herds produced 1.97 billion pounds of milk during the July - Sep-

tember quarter, down 0.2 percent from the previous year. Utah Dairy Herds produced 502 million pounds of milk during the July - September quarter, up 2.2 percent from the previous year. Wyoming Dairy Herds produced 32.7 million pounds of milk during the July September quarter, up 2.8 percent from the previous year. United States highlights Nationally, U.S. milk production during the July - September quarter totaled 49.4 billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from the July - September quarter last year.

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Give Thanks on November 28! #### Corn is one of the popular symbols of Thanksgiving. It came in many varieties and colors - red, white, yellow and blue. Some Americans considered blue and white corn sacred. The oldest corns date back 7000 years and were grown in Mexico.

#### Columbus thought that the land he discovered was connected to India, where peacocks are found in considerable number. And he believed turkeys were a type of peacock (they’re actually a type of pheasant). So he named them “tuka”, which is “peacock” in the Tamil language of India.

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$1850

PJ pickup flatbeds 7-ft.x7-ft., 7-ft.x8-ft. 6”, 8-ft.x8-ft. 6”, 8-ft.x11-ft. and full skirt 8-ft.x8-ft. 6” in stock. Starting at $1850.

2008 ASV PT-100 skidsteer loader cab, heat, air, Perkins engine, 100 hp, 2 speed transmission, hi flow, new tracks, forestry guarding, 1200 hours, includes 72” bucket

$19,900

$3995

Patriot street sweeper dual engine, dual steering, works good.

Magnum light tower Kubota engine, 6 KW genset, 4 lights, 690 hours.

1998 Peterbilt 379 short hood truck 475 hp Cat engine, 10 speed transmission, 63” Unibilt sleeper, dual stacks, 24.5 rubber.

$68,500

John Deere 772 BH roadgrader cab, heat, air, front dozer blade, rear ripper, big rubber, nice machine.

$14,500 & $15,500

Case 40XT skidsteer/loader OROPS canopy, auxiliary hydraulics. 2 available one with 970 hours, one with 1550 hours.

$29,900

$12,500

1999 International 9200 truck N-14 Cummins engine, jakes, Rockwell 9 speed transmission, Eaton rears, good 22.5 rubber, air.

Gehl 1083 telescoping forklift outriggers, 10,000# capacity, 4100 hours.

$27,000

Caterpillar 416C backhoe/loader cab, heat, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, 2 stick controls.

$995

Yasutora 6700 watt generator/welder new, diesel powered.

$6500 $9000

M-2 sandbagger new Kohler 7 hp gas engine, works great.

$25,500

Case 590 Super L backhoe/loader cab, heat, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, hydraulic thumb, 2 stick controls.

Caterpillar V50B forklift propane power, 5000# lift, side shift.

$11,000

$25,000

$9000

2008 Woodbine firewood processor Kubota diesel engine, infeed and outfeed conveyor, 24” bar saw, 474 hours, great shape.

$62,500

1995 Wabash job reefer trailer 45-ft., insulated front office, insulated, side door, shelving in rear, gas-powered generator, wiring, work benches, 22.5 rubber.

$4000 JLG 2646 scissor lift extendable deck, hard tires, electric powered.

$13,000

John Deere 410B backhoe/loader 2 wheel drive, standard hoe, OROPS canopy.

Dynapac Roller 84” smooth drum, Cat engine, new paint, OROPS.

$8500

1998 Wabash 53-ft. reefer trailer spread axle, 22.5 rubber, Carrier reefer unit, 11,000 hours, runs good.

$13,500

John Deere 510B backhoe loader cab, heat, 2-stick controls.

$11,900

$19,900

$5500

Volvo EC240 LC excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, 42” bucket, 5800 hours.

$169,900

$22,500

Genie S60 manlift 60-ft. reach, 4x4, gas/propane, 19.5 rubber, nice shape.

Clark C500 forklift cab, heat, 8000# lift capacity, diesel engine, side shift, individual fork positioning, 48” forks, 15” rubber, nice lift!

Hyster H60 forklift 6000# lift, OROPS, propane powered, side shift, new paint!

$7750

Caterpillar 328 D LCR excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, quick-attach, 4400 hours.

$34,500 Ditch Witch 7510 rock saw 6-way front blade, good machine.

Hyster S60 XM forklift 6400 lb. lift, propane powered, circle fork attachment.

Kubota KX 161-3 mini excavator new tracks, hydraulic thumb, blade, OROPS canopy, 2500 hours.

$9500

Wacker RT 80 trench roller diesel engine, 33” padfoot, remote control.

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Now Your Factory Authorized Dealer

$44,500 $7350

2012 Sidumpr SDR 325 sidedump trailer 44-ft. length, triple axle, push block, 24.5 rubber.

PJ 14-ft. x 83” dump trailer tandem axle, 16” rubber, tarp.

$6895

$13,500

PJ equipment tilt trailer 22-ft. deck, 8-ft. 6” wide, tandem 7000# axles, power up/down hoist, 16” rubber, winch plates.

$10,000

$20,500

2006 Maxum boat & trailer 20-ft., open bough, bimini top, full snap-on cover, 5.0 V8 engine, swim platform, lots of storage, aluminum wheels on trailer, folding hitch.

$10,950

2013 PJ gooseneck flatbed trailer tandem axle, dual wheels, 25-ft. deck, 2 flip-over ramps, center pop-up.

Lots of inventory and more on the way!

CALL FOR DETAILS!! Financing Available

1980 White single axle dump truck Cummins engine, jakes, 10 speed transmission, 10ft. gravel box, pintle hitch, 90% Toyo rubber, nice truck

$5500

PJ 32-ft. gooseneck flatbed tandem axle with duals, 15,000# axles, 27-ft. deck with 5-ft. beavertail, 2 flip-over Monster ramps, sliding winches, winch plate, 30,000 GVW.

2011 Mirage gooseneck trailer 14,000 lb GVW, 20-ft. deck with 5-ft. tail, 2 fold-over ramps, center pop-up, Warn winch in front.

1982 International single axle dump truck 466 diesel engine, automatic transmission, newer 10-ft. gravel box, pintle hitch.

PJ 25-ft. gooseneck trailer 20-ft. deck, 5-ft. beavertail with center pop-up and flip ramps, tandem 7000# axles, 16” rubber.

$12,500

$6450 2013 PJ tilt trailer 16-ft. tilt, 4-ft. stationary, 14,000# GVW, radial rubber.

$61,500

$3050

PJ 16-ft. car hauler trailer tandem 3500# axles, 15” rubber, rear slide-in ramps. 18-ft. also available....$3250

1988 Ford LTL9000 dump truck 400 Cummins engine, 13 speed transmission, Hendrickson suspension, 14-ft. gravel box.

$5500

$2895

16-ft. x 83” utility trailer rear ramp, ATV ramps, spare tire, tandem 3500# axles.

2014 PJ 20-ft. equipment trailer bumper pull, 14,000 lb. GVW, 18-ft. deck, 2-ft. beavertail with standup ramps,

$4595

PJ 20-ft. tiltbed car trailer hydraulic tilt, 15” rubber, 20” x 83” deck.

1988 Kenworth T800 truck day cab, 3406B Cat engine, jakes, 9 speed transmission, new 22.5 rubber on aluminum wheels dual stacks, nice truck!

$599

Case 621B wheel loader cab, heat, 20.5x25 rubber, 2.75 yard bucket.

$12,500

$21,500

2000 Freightliner FL70 rollback truck 26-ft. Leadwell rollback bed, remote control, 22.5 rubber @ 80%, Cummins engine, 22.5 rubber, new 15,000# winch.

$2350

PJ 14-ft. x 83” utility trailer rear ramp, 3500# axle, ATV ramps on front, spare tire 12-ft. x 77”...$2250

Shaver UTD13 tow behind post driver Honda gas engine, electric start, post rack, nice shape.

$4000

ATTACHMENTS $500

1988 International van truck 7.3L diesel engine, 5 speed transmission, 28-ft. van body.

1998 Tredbed utility trailer 5x8 deck, aluminum construction, new 12” rubber.

1994 GMC TopKick dump truck single axle, Caterpillar 3116 engine, 5 speed transmission, 16-ft. landscape box, rear hitch, 22.5 rubber.

2007 GMC 5500 truck crew cab, 4x4, 12-ft. toter bed with gooseneck and receiver hitches, 19,500# GVW, loading ramps, tool boxes, Duramax diesel, Allison automatic, cruise, tilt, air, DVD player, new 19.5 rubber, 36,000 miles, excellent shape.

$38,500 $9500

1973 Ford F700 dump truck 10-ft. gravel box, gas engine, 5 speed/2 speed transmission, 22.5 rubber.

$30,500

$14,000

1990 MCI passenger bus Detroit engine, Allison auto transmission, bathrooms.

$6950

installing 16-ft. gravel box with pintle hitch

$85,000

1990 Prevost 45-ft. motorcoach 8V92 Detroit engine, Allison automatic transmission, diesel genset, washer/dryer, queen rear bed, backup camera, hitch, 171K miles, nice shape. Or will trade for equipment.

$9250

2013 PJ 3-axle gooseneck trailer 30-ft. deck, 2 flip-over ramps with center pop-up, 16” rubber.

$7995

$17,500

Land Pride BB2560 box scraper 5-ripper shank, 61” width, 3-point.

$8000

$1995

2012 12-ft. forklift trailer 10,000 lb. capacity, 16” rubber @ 80%, hydraulicassist raise/lower, pintle hitch, air brakes, LED lights.

Skidsteer 6-way blade Heavy duty dirt blade.

$9500

1985 GMC 7000 service truck 3208 Cat engine, 5 speed & 2 speed rear, service body, 8000# IMT crane, Lincoln welder, gas-powered air compressor, air greaser.

$46,500 $26,000 Caterpillar D4C dozer 6 way blade, ripper, OROPS canopy, brand new transmission.

$3200

1998 Ditch Witch T14A trailer 16-ft. deck, half tilt with ramps, pintle hitch, 16” rubber, 14,000# GVW.

$7500

$34,500 obo

$4000

Ryan’s 48” articulating log grapple winch, model 6060, good shape.

1988 Towmaster tag trailer 19.5-ft. bed, 5-ft. beavertail with ramps, pintle hitch, slide-out tongue, 10-ton capacity.

Hot Rod Kit - Includes Viper engine with twin vortec blowers, 518 Dodge transmission 4 speed with overdrive built by JVX Racing, will handle 1000 hp, the rear end is a Kugel with a 9” Ford, all in original crates, over $50,000 invested.

$3000

$18,500

1997 Alloy 53-ft. flatbed trailer 4 axle, spring ride with rear air lift, aluminum deck with nailer strips, 22.5 rubber, nice trailer!

$1500 NEW Telehandler bucket fits on forks of any telehandler.

Pro Tech Sno Pusher 8-ft. skidsteer mount.

$900

$16,900

New skidsteer adjustable forks heavy duty 48” forks.

Equipment Connection, LLC 196 Sunrise Creek Loop; Suite 59 on Hwy 2 West, PO Box 958 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 email: sales@equipment4u.net

For all pieces, log on to our website: www.equipment4u.net

1996 International 4700 boom truck 14-ton Simon RO Model TC-2863, 70-ft. reach, swing out jib.

1986 Ford F800 boom truck RO 110-55 11-ton boom, 8.2L Detroit engine, 5 speed transmission with 2 speed rear end, new rubber, newer engine.

Small Town Company with Big Connections

1-800-681-2096 or 406-892-3915

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Will consider any size. Do you want to sell but don’t want to move? TIRED OF LEASING? LET’S TALK Phone (406) 875-2280

December 2013 deadline is November 27

Your Montana Authorized Timpte Dealer

PCC Heidi 382Z shown by Cale Hinrichson, Westmoreland, Kansas was awarded Reserve Champion Female at the All Other Breeds show at NILE in Billings, Montana. She was sired by Monopoly.

NEW 2014 Timpte hopper, 40-ft.x 66”x96”, ag hoppers, spring ride, FOB David City, Nebraska

$31,100

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GOOD ASSORTMENT OF FLAT BED AND DuMp TRAILERS IN STOCK

2013 Mirage 28’ Snow Sport & Car Hauler AM/FM Stereo, Heater w/Helmet dryers, Work bench, Sitting bench, 38 gal. fuel system w/pump $18,500

20’ WILRAY STOCKTRAILER 1998 – Gooseneck $4,900

New 32' Delta Flatbed Trailer w/Tandem Duals $9,950

J & I FLATBEDS Flatbed with 2 – 30” Tool Boxes $3495 MOUNTED

1993 Winnebago Brave Class A Motor Home, 30 ft., Generator, Clean! $9,500

IN STOCK

2009 Can-AM Spider $10,500

Toro snowblowers combine tough constructions with advanced technology so you can clear snow like a pro.

“Home of the Trailer Doctor” 237 Eureka Street • Wolf Point, MT 800-554-1322 or 406-653-1322 406-653-1947 after hours

Students continue to participate in 4-H

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Many young people continue their involvement with 4-H even after they graduate. Anastasia Johnson, Amanda Berg and Levi Likens are three such people. “I was really involved with 4-H and I didn’t want to give it up because it was something really important in my life,” Johnson said. Johnson, 21, participated in 4-H from ages 5-18. Johnson, a senior applied science major, from Merrick County, works at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as a 4-H ambassador. The Nebraska 4-H Ambassador program promotes 4-H throughout the state by sending members to attend 4-H events at the county and state level; it also improves their leadership and public relations skills through attendance trainings and professional meetings. Through her position, she was able to attend Ag Day, a conference that allows two 4-H representatives from each state to receive one day of training focused on agricultural communication and professionalism. The second day was spent on Capitol Hill meeting state senators and congressmen. “It was really cool to see how the Senate works,” Johnson said. “It was really good networking.” Johnson learned to promote agriculture to urban audiences, as well as how to present herself in a professional manner. “Don’t put anything up on social media sites unless you would like your boss or grandma to see it,” Johnson said. “Act professionally; always put a smile on your face.” Berg, 23, from Seward County, participated in 4-H from ages 8-18. She was one of the two first 4-H’ers to receive the Diamond Clover Award. The award is given to youth who complete a high-level “Diamond Clover” project. Berg wants to use the experiences gained from completing her project -refurbishing a target practice building known as the 4-H cottage- to help other 4-H’ers do the same. “I have really tried to put together the older generation of 4-H alumni and the new 4-H’ers to help them work together,” Berg said. Berg said that her volunteer experience has made her realize all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into 4-H. “Once you become a 4-H volunteer you do it forever,” Berg said. Likens, 21, a physical education major at Peru Sate and former Jefferson County 4-H’er enjoys giving back to 4-H by serving as a camp counselor. “It’s definitely a rewarding thing to do during the summer,” Likens said. “You see a lot of kids grow and learn.” Likens has worked for the 4-H camp system for four years. He worked as a staff member at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center and the South Central 4-H Center. Likens hopes that his experiences as a 4-H camp counselor will help prepare him for his future career as a physical education teacher for children in grades K-12. “It’s a great experience for me,” said Likens. “I’ve made a lot of life- long friends. Watching the youth grow and develop is super rewarding.” ##### They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody? ##### I knew the ‘90s were over when someone asked me what Scary Spice’s real name was and I said “cayenne pepper.”

BeefTalk: In search of late-season protein

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Cattle need energy to survive the big picture, but that survival does not mean much if their daily nutrition is not balanced. Growth requires the appropriate combination of many nutrients, including protein, minerals, vitamins and even water. Good supplementation programs will help meet these needs. However, as the summer slowly shifts to fall, finding adequate protein is more of a challenge. In general, as cattle graze, there is an expectation that producers match the season of the year with the nutritional requirements cattle need. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, Songul Senturklu, visiting scholar from Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi, BMYO, Canakkale, Turkey, measured the seasonal changes of protein by taking seasonal bimonthly forage samples. Senturklu found cool-season crested wheatgrass went from 18 percent crude protein in early May to 8.5 percent in early June. The native grasses had 13 percent crude protein in early June but decreased to a low of 7 percent in early August. No wonder cows with calves like to graze cool-season grass in the spring and then switch to native grass in early summer. The cool-season grass has ample protein to meet the protein requirements for cows in late pregnancy or early lactation. Native grass has excellent summer protein as well and will meet the requirements of most beef cows nursing calves into mid-July. High milk producing cows struggle to meet their daily nutrient needs before those cows that do not milk as well. Cow-calf operations depend on the nutrients that plants produce to meet the late-calving and early lactation nutritional requirements for their cows in late spring and early summer. The same is true for other cattle types such as replacement heifers and grass calves. Medium- to large-frame grass yearlings may have slightly less crude protein requirements than the beef cow nursing a calf, so the early grass pastures meet those requirements as well. Of course, those requirements are reflective of the gain desired. In recent years, the center has been running grass yearlings, and 2 pounds per day seems to be a reachable goal in terms of body weight gain. If a producer was to desire greater gains, the protein requirement will go up, but so will the energy requirement. The center’s cattle consistently have had around 2 pounds per day of average daily gain. They are given all the coolseason grass they can consume in May. This is followed by putting the cattle on native grass in early June. Likewise, the replacement heifers have done well. The challenge in beef systems comes once plants start to mature and prepare for fall. These plants dry down as fall arrives and no longer have enough measureable crude protein to sustain early summer gains. Thus, the search for protein. Cattle operations readily supplement in the winter by feeding hay or, if grazing, putting out a winter grazing supplement. The cows would go hungry very quickly without a supplement. Even an uninformed rancher should get the message that the cows are hungry. However, fall is different because the cattle tend to fill up to satisfy their hunger but still not meet all their daily nutrient requirements, particularly protein. The center has been looking at various forages that may provide more protein than the traditional fall grasses through the incorporation of annual crops into the pasture rotations. There are many forages that have yet to be evaluated thoroughly, but Senturklu measured the seasonal change in crude protein for a field pea and barley mixture, as well as corn. In these samples, Senturklu found the field pea and barley mixture to have 27 percent crude protein in mid-July, followed by 15.8 percent in mid-August and then decreasing to 13.5 percent in early September. By adding four to six weeks of a field pea and barley crop mixture to the pasture rotation, available crude protein increases. In addition, unharvested corn also was evaluated. The corn had 18 percent crude protein in mid-August that gradually decreased to 10 percent in mid-September and was down to 7 percent by early October. By grazing annual agronomic crops, livestock producers can find some windows of increased available crude protein to feed cattle. The cow and calf will appreciate the increase in available nutrients, and the grass yearling certainly will benefit from the added crude protein. The key is making the economics work. The perpetual question is: “Why not just harvest the grain?” Good question and more on that next time.

#### In October of 1777 all 13 colonies celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time; however it was a onetime affair commemorating a victory over the British at Saratoga.

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TRAILER & GENERATOR FOR SALE Low boy trailer, detach gooseneck, tandem axle, new deck.................................................................... $15,000 480 V - 60 KW generator, 3 phase, PTO driven........ $7000

Call Enos Miller at (406) 293-1877

Your Only FULL SERVICE Spring Shop.........Since 1912 Great Falls, MT 3257 Vaughn Road

(406) 452-1246 — 1-800-378-1246 3257 Vaughn Road – Great Falls, MT

✓ AUTO ✓ TRUCKS  ✓ MOTOR HOMES ✓ 4x4’s ✓ FARM EQUIPMENT ✓ ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS ✓ Leaf Springs - Custom Made & Repaired ✓ U-Bolts - Made to Order ✓ Axle straightening

Remember....We handle Black Rat Recovery winch and ExtremeAire compressor

See us on the web - www.swainsspring.com

NEW Bale King 5100 round bale processor

Right Hand discharger, adjustable rear loading fork to accomodate various bale sizes, standard 16.5L floatation tires, curved upper side shields, hydraulic relief protection system, improved X-Rotor. Newly designed, more aggressive beaters with bigger, sharper teeth. New 4 way adjustable deflector chute - adjusts up and down as well as in and out.

We Have’m In Stock

Bale Feeders New Stur-D Porta-Tub FOR SALE OR RENT

Livestock Equipment

For Sale or Rent Porta-Tub

We also have Stationary Tubs & Alleys

Bale King 3000

Bale Processor Left Hand discharge, new flails, completely reconditioned.

$7500

When it comes to convenience and durability, the STUR-D Porta-Tub sets the standard for excellence. The one-piece super heavy-duty construction will stand up to the roughest treatment you and your livestock can dish out - year after year. No other equipment is easier or faster to set up and use.

NEW fiberglass stock tanks – IN STOCK Available in round or oblong 350 to 2000 gallon

~ Available in insulated and non-insulated ~

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Deadline for advertising in the December 2013 issue is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27.

JIM NIELSEN TRUCK & PARTS, INC.

P.O. Box 3072  •  4075 Wynne Avenue  •  Butte, Montana 59702  •  (406) 494-3394  •  Mobile (406) 565-7235

INVENTORY AVAILABLE

1997 Ford F800 18-ft. steel flatbed, 5-9 Cummins, 6 speed Allison automatic transmission, Budd wheels. Clean truck!

Chevrolet Trucks

1992 Kodiak single axle diesel chassis, white

Kenworth Trucks

1985 W900B tandem tractor, blue

Special Equipment Omaha 16-ft. steel flat and hoist, consigned Midwest 7-ft. x 8-ft. flat bed 5- 16-ft. van bodies 18-ft. steel truck bodies 1- under body hoist assemblies 2- 14-ft. steel flatbeds Dual axle, steel, 2 horse trailer, brown Wausau 12-ft. reversible snow plow, complete Ridewell air lift 4th axle, complete (2) aluminum closet type cab guards Several under body tool boxes

Sales lot located I-90 at Rocker interchange

1988 GMC 7000, 24-ft. van box (good for storage). Sell whole or separate!

International Trucks

2001 4900 tagdem, new 18-ft. Knapheide grain box and hoist, white 1999 4900 24-ft. reefer van, white 1996 4700 20-ft. van, white 1994 4900 tandem, white 1993 4700 16-ft. Omaha scissor lift dump, white 1990 8300 tandem tractor, green 1979 1800 4x4 chassis, bad motor, orange

Mack Trucks

1981 Mack SA diesel dump, (white) 10-ft. dump box, set for plow.

Consignment Corner 1997 Peterbilt 377 tractor, blue 1993 Kenworth T600 tractor, blue 1979 International 4070 cabover, tandem tractor, green 1972 International 1600 2000 gallon fuel truck, red 1969 Chevrolet C50 16-ft. flatbed with lift gate, green

1992 Ford L9000 4x4, 10-ft. wing plow, 12-ft. one-way plow, L10 Cummins, 10 speed transmission, super single rubber on Budds. Sell whole or part out! JUST ARRIVED! 1992 Ford L8000 4x4 truck with 12-ft. snow plow front, 10-ft. wing plow on right. Parting Out!!

Ford Trucks

1982 L9000 tandem chassis, white 1982 F600 service truck, white 1984 F800 boom utility truck, brown

GMC Trucks

1994 Top Kick diesel chassis, Budweiser 1991 Top Kick tandem snow plow dump truck, orange 1988 7000 single axle diesel chassis, 120 CA, white 1988 7000 single axle diesel chassis, 102 CA, white 1980 7000 grease rack truck, blue

Semi Trailers

1991 Kentucky 48-ft. tri axle van 1990 Theurer 48-ft. x 102” dry van 1988 Trail King 40 ton tri axle machinery trailer

TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE!

Major fellowship goes to honey bee investigator at MSU

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service Earlier this year, Laura Brutscher helped young Montanans become “honey bee investigators” during a summer camp at Montana State University. The MSU graduate student has now received a major fellowship to expand her own honey bee investigations. The Project Apis m.-Costco Fellowship will give Brutscher $50,000 a year for three years to research honey bees and the pathogens that infect them. Her mentors as she continues studying the role of microbes in honey bee colony health and how they relate to the recent surge in honey bee deaths are Michelle Flenniken in MSU’s Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology and Carl Yeoman in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. “I’m extremely glad and surprised I was awarded this fellowship,” said Brutscher, a doctoral student in microbiology and a Molecular Biosciences Program Fellow. “It’s definitely a great financial support, and it certainly adds fuel to the fire in terms of my drive to perform better research. I’m excited for the future opportunities to interact with beekeepers and other bee scientists and to share my findings with the beekeeping community.” Flenniken said, “I’m grateful for the Project Apis m.Costco Fellowship support and very happy that Laura was selected. She is a very deserving and dedicated student.” It’s not unusual for businesses and nonprofit organizations to team up to address issues related to food production, Flenniken said. Project Apis m. – a title that incorporates the scientific name for the western or European honey bee -- is a national nonprofit that supports honey bee research, infusing more than $2.4 million into research programs over the last eight years. Costco recently partnered with the nonprofit and is using some of the proceeds from the sale of Kirkland Signature honey to support honey bee research, including the “Ph.D. Fellowship in Honey Bee Biology” awarded to Brutscher. continued on page C10

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Early Order Program in effect on 2014 machines! NEW CASE IH WD3 WINDROWERS 0% for 5 years - oac

Or additional cash discounts

Power and fuel economy to handle the toughest cutting with speed and quality. These smooth riding machines have cab and rear axle to take the bumps out of any field. A large, quiet, spacious cab makes those long days in the field a breeze. Loaded with features that the competition just can’t match these durable units will keep you going for years to come.

CASE IH WORK EZ 3 POINT BLADES Stock Reduction Sale

(2) Super Heavy Industrial Blades L 10-ft. width with 3 way hydraulics rated at 225 hp L Retail for $10,505.....Year end sale price $7435 (2) Super Heavy Blade L 7-ft. with 3 way manual adjustment L Retail for $1498.....Sale price $999 (1) Super Heavy Industrial Blade L 12-ft. width with 3 way hydraulic adjustment. Rated at 225 hp L Was $10,943.....Now just $7756

NEW CASE IH RB564 ROUND BALERS 0% for 5 years - oac

Or additional cash discounts

Simply the best in the industry. Large, dense, square shouldered 5x6 bales. Built for years of productivity and capacity. (1) New 2013 CIH RB564 Round Baler L Twine Only (3) New 2013 CIH RB564 Premium L Mesh/Twine – L Wide Pickup L They’re built and on the way!

The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.” 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605

418 Main, Roundup, MT

John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com

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Check Out Our USED EQUIPMENT

1989 Case IH 7140 Tractor

Good strong older tractor. MFWD, Dynoed at 200 hp, 3 pt., 13/4 transmission, 1000 PTO, 3 remotes, hydraulic motor return, 60% rubber with duals. Priced to sell at $37,800

2012 Case IH Maxxum 125 Tractor

MFWD, 105 PTO hp, electronic 3 pt., 3 remotes, PFC hydraulics, power shift transmission, 540/1000 PTO, bar axle, front fenders, Case IH L755 loader with grapple and 1 joystick. Just 520 hours, extra clean. Factory Warranty. Book says $102,100. MVE price just $96,639

2009 Case IH RB564 Round Baler

Really well built flatbed. 2 tool boxes. Priced to sell at $2915

1989 John Deere 410C Extend-a-hoe

Very well kept. Everything works and the pins are tight. 6680 hours. Consigned for $25,500

John Deere “B” Tractor

LIKE NEW with 78 bales. Consigned baler with wide pickup and mesh/twine wrappers. Wide flotation tires. Only used one time for just 78 bales. Sold new for over $40,000. Buy this like new unit for just $33,000

81/2-ft. Pickup Flatbed

2013 Case IH RB564 Round Baler

Demo/Rental unit with very low bales. This unit makes 5x6 high density, square shouldered bales. Big 60.4” super sweep pickup with 6 bars and 144 pickup teeth for extra clean fields even in the lightest of crops. Patented sledge roll assembly makes starting bales a snap even in the toughest of crops. Retails for $39,911...MVE Demo Special Just $29,613 Full Factory Warranty & Low Rate Financing O.A.C.

Very nice restoration that runs really good. Consigned for $2900

International Vibrashank 18-ft.

Paint faded but in great shape. Pull-type with cylinder and hoses. Priced to sell at $3650

The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.” 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605

418 Main, Roundup, MT

John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com

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“It’s kind of neat being able to work so intimately with the bees in such a wide range of levels from the colony and individual bee down to the molecular level,” Brutscher said. Brutscher grew up on a dairy farm in Little Falls, Minn., where her main exposure to honey bees came from the commercial colonies that were kept near the family’s sunflower fields. Since coming to MSU in 2012, her exposure has increased. Not only does she research honey bees, but she helps maintain the honey bee colonies near MSU’s horticulture farm. In June, she shared her knowledge with “high ability/high potential” students who took the Honey Bee Investigators class at MSU’s Peaks and Potentials Camp. The summer camp is open to students entering fifth through seventh grade. Flenniken said honey bees are a critical component of agricultural production, pollinating numerous crops, including almonds, apples, blueberries, citrus and melons. “Interestingly, Montana is a beekeeping state,” she added. “It ranked fourth in honey production in 2011 and has ranked in the top seven over the last decade. The wildflowers and some of the agricultural lands in the state provide important summer forage for honey bees.” State Entomologist Cam Lay said commercial beekeepers in Montana manage more than 180,000 colonies, most of which are transported to California to meet the demands of almond pollination each February. He noted that Montana is the “summer ‘rest and recovery’ location for an awful lot of migratory beehives. Those are the guys that go to California every year to pollinate almonds. Many of them also make their way up the coast to Oregon and Washington to pollinate fruit trees, and then return to Montana for the summer.” Unfortunately, Flenniken said, “The U.S. pollination force has suffered increased annual losses since 2006.” According to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), honey bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value per year in the United States. However, the total number of managed honey bee colonies has fallen from 5 million in the 1940s to 2.5 million today. From 2006 to 2011, annual losses averaged about 33 percent per year, with some of those losses attributed to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). As a result, Brutscher and Flenniken are among the many scientists in the country who are conducting research to better understand the reasons for honey bee deaths. They are also working toward developing strategies to mitigate bee colony losses. Brutscher and Flenniken will give presentations during the annual convention of the Montana State Beekeepers Association, Oct. 17-19 in Butte. Flenniken recently gave a Montana Institute on Ecosystems lecture on her findings. ##### In an October 2008 presidential debate, “Joe the Plumber” was mentioned twenty-six times, while more serious campaign issues like the troubled U.S. economy and Iraq were only mentioned sixteen times and six times, respectively.

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MSU receives $500,000 to look for new genes for resistance to wheat stem sawflies By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

Scientists discovered some 70 years ago that they could fight wheat stem sawfly by growing a new type of wheat. The wheat had a solid stem instead of a hollow one, making it harder for females to lay eggs and leaving less room for larvae to grow. Montana wheat farmers still benefit from that breakthrough, and Montana State University now has a new grant that could add weapons to their arsenal, said MSU wheat breeder Luther Talbert. With a five-year $500,000 grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Talbert and his colleagues will screen 4,000 to 5,000 varieties of wheat that originated in areas of the world where wheat stem sawflies are a problem. The scientists will look for resistant traits that may be present in the wheat and then try to identify the genes associated with that resistance. New resistance genes will be incorporated into new varieties of wheat. “I’m very excited. I have wanted to do this for several years,” said Talbert, a professor in MSU’s Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. “It’s good that the USDA will give us the opportunity to do this. It’s good that our colleagues in the wheat breeding community are willing to help out.” Peggy Lamb, an agronomist at MSU’s Northern Agricultural Research Center in Havre, said, “Any steps that can be taken to better understand, select and breed wheat that will help growers in the sawfly-infested regions of Montana and the U.S. is huge. Funding from this grant will definitely bolster the wheat stem sawfly resistance research that Luther and his spring wheat breeding program have been working on for several years.” In addition to Lamb, Talbert’s team on the new project includes MSU entomologist David Weaver; MSU molecular biologist Jamie Sherman; Terry McKeever, a farmer near Loma; Shiaoman Chao, a molecular geneticist at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Fargo, N.D.; and researchers at four international wheat breeding companies: Bayer CropScience, Limagrain Cereal Seeds, Westbred (Monsanto), and Agripro (Syngenta). Lamb finds farms that have sawfly problems, then lays out an area for field trials, plants the seed that Talbert’s group has packed, and maintains the plots. The field crews of Talbert and Weaver will collect field data from the sites. Weaver and his laboratory staff will process samples to identify any potential new mechanism by dissecting stems. Sherman’s crew will help with genetic studies to identify the new genes for resistance. Syngenta will provide an observation nursery in western North Dakota to help the researchers screen and identify potentially new sources of sawfly resistance. “Current resistance based on solid stem doesn’t always hold up,” said Syngenta Northern Plains Wheat Breeder Joe Smith. “Syngenta feels additional sources of resistance would be useful. This kind of research is good for Montana growers, but also could be useful for growers in neighboring states that are experiencing sawfly problems.” Lyle McKeever of Loma said MSU researchers have conducted wheat stem sawfly research on his farm for about 10 years. His son, Terry, will be involved in the upcoming study by letting the scien-

tists grow test plots of wheat on his farm. “This area has some of the worst sawfly pressure in the state,” said the younger McKeever. Not sure why, Terry McKeever said climate, temperature and elevation could play a role. At any rate, wheat stem sawflies have invaded the family’s farms since the 1970s. What started out as a nuisance has turned into major losses of yield. “Solid stem helps a lot but those varieties don’t have the yield potential that some of the hollow stem varieties have,” Terry McKeever said. Lyle McKeever said he reduced his problem by planting two varieties of solid stem wheat and planting spring wheat instead of winter wheat, but solid stem wheat isn’t totally effective. In fact, he calls it semi-solid wheat because some wheat stem sawflies still make their way into the stems. Spraying isn’t the answer either. “You can spray for wheat stem sawfly,” Lyle McKeever said. “But you have to spray about every other day each week because it keeps hatching.” Weaver said Montana growers estimate that wheat stem sawflies cause approximately $75-100 million damage a year in Montana, making this insect the most destructive wheat pest in the state. Overall losses to this pest have been estimated at $350 million for the entire Northern Great Plains. Talbert added that, “Montana is the epicenter for wheat stem sawflies in our part of the world, so it’s a bigger deal for us than most people.” Unless their life cycle is interrupted, adult female sawflies lay their eggs in the spring inside the wheat stem. During the summer, the larvae eat the inside of the wheat plant, disrupting the movement of sugar and water, weakening the plant and reducing yields. At the end of the summer, the larvae cut the wheat stems at the base so it can emerge the next year. “That certainly appears to be the worst thing it does,” Talbert said. Weaver suggested that losses in grain weight due to feeding by the larvae might be quite a bit greater. “It is certainly more insidious because growers can’t see how much of the crop’s potential has been stolen, whereas stems on the ground are very obvious,” Weaver said. The larvae live inside the wheat stubble during the fall and winter. In the spring, adults emerge from the stem, and the cycle continues. Finding new resistant genes will be harder than detecting the gene tied to solid stems, but with new advances in molecular genetics, the outlook is promising, Talbert said. Weaver added that the new resistance targets for wheat stem sawfly should include everything from influencing female choices in laying eggs through compounds that kill the growing larvae. Whatever the outcome, Talbert said he hoped the new project will have the same long-lasting impact as its predecessor. “The previous wheat breeding community’s discovery of solid stems has saved growers many millions of dollars over the past several decades,” Talbert said. “It’s our goal to leave a similar legacy – identify new genes for resistance that will be equally useful in the future.” continued on page c14

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By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “I have been reading the long ingredient lists on food packages. I’d like to consume fewer food additives, so can you send me a list of all of them and what they do?” the person asked me. I wasn’t sure how to respond because our food supply includes hundreds of additives. Because my client didn’t use the Internet, I found a handout that explained the basics of food additives and provided it to her. A list of all of the food additives probably would have been overwhelming for her and me. Technically, any substance added to food is a “food additive” and is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Check out the ingredient statement on the nearest food package. Some additives have complicated names that seem to require a friendly chemist nearby to pronounce. The term “food additives” sometimes carries a negative connotation. However, if you preserve your own food, the salt and vinegar you add when making pickles would be considered food additives. The sugar and pectin you add to fruit to make jelly or jam also would be termed food additives. When you add baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to your cookie dough, the chemical acts as a leavening agent. You guessed it: It’s a food additive. We consumers expect safe, high-quality food that tastes good and stays fresh for a while at home. Food additives serve many different functions. “Enrichment” nutrients are added to replace the vitamins lost during processing. “Fortification” nutrients are added to enhance the nutritional value of the food. If you read the ingredient statement on a package of enriched flour, you will continued on page C16

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2009 New Holland BR7090, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command, 1000 PTO, 5900 bales..............................................$29,900 2006 New Holland BR780A, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, endless belts, low bales....$26,300 2006 New Holland BR780A, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, 2358 bales........... . .....................................................$24,800 2005 New Holland BR780A, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, 13,348 bales........ . .....................................................$21,500

2004 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command.................$19,300 2004 New Holland BR780, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup...$17,500 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Bale Command, Xtra Sweep..................$20,800 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Bale Command, Xtra Sweep..................$19,800 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command.................$19,500 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Bale Command, lace belts, 1000 PTO...$18,800 2002 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command..............................................$11,800 2001 New Holland 688, net/twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup...................$15,800 2001 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup.............................$10,500 2000 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup.............................$14,100 1997 New Holland 664, net/twine, Bale Command..............................................$14,800 1997 New Holland 664, net/twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup..................$12,100 1995 New Holland 660, net/twine, Bale Command..............................................$12,100 1994 New Holland 660, twine, auto tie...$9500 1992 New Holland 660, net/twine, Bale Command, 1000 PTO...............................$7500 New Holland 853, twine. Excellent, must see!.. . ........................................................$4800 New Holland 853, twine..........................$3500 1991 John Deere 535, twine. Nice shape......... . ........................................................$7500 2001 Vermeer 605XL, twine.................$14,100

5900 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade, MT (406) 388-8500

We understand your commitment to the New Holland brand. We are here to fill the gaps due to the re-organization that has been created. Feel free to contact us for all of your Service, Parts and Sales needs. Call us at any of the numbers listed below, visit us on the web at www.newhollandofbelgrade.com, or stop by and see us at 5900 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade, MT Service Department Direct: (406) 388-8510 Parts Department Direct: (406) 388-8530 Sales Department Rick Milligan: (406) 388-8501 Mel Dyk: (406) 388-8527 Wes Kamerman: (406) 388-8526 We look forward to hearing from you soon!!

Koyker 150 loader and mounts, bucket............ . ........................................................$3500 International 2000 farm loader with bucket, no mounts..............................................$2200 FFC skidsteer quick attach bale spear......$800 Worksaver 3 spear bale handler for round and square bales.......................................$750 Land Pride RB3584 7-ft. 3 way 3-pt. rear blade.................................................$1350 Farm King 100” 3-pt. rigid drag harrow. Like new!....................................................$975 Land Pride RB1572 6-ft. 3-pt. rear blade.......... . ..........................................................$750 Farm King 6-ft. rear blade.........................$450 Land Pride RT1558 58” 3-pt. rototiller....$1990 Land Pride LR1596 8-ft. 3-pt. rock rake....$950 Great Plains 706NT no-till drill, 7-ft. working width...............................................$33,500 Kirschmann 12-ft. hoe drill.....................$2500 Mill Creek 25 bushel ground drive manure spreader. Like new............................$2400 Erskine 960FM 96” front mount snowblower, drive lines..........................................$5800 New Holland 6-ft. front mount snowblower. Like new!!.................................................$3800 Snowmachines 5-ft. 3-pt. snowblower with chute.................................................$1750 Polaris PVT 6x6, dump bed. Excellent....$5600 Farm King Y810E 8x12 unloading auger, electric motor...........................................$2000 16-ft. tandem bumper pull trailer..............$1500 Beltec heavy duty post hole auger..........$2800 Danuser 3-pt. post hole auger with 12” auger... . ........................................................$1250 Speeco 3-pt. post hole auger with bit........$975 General 720 post hole auger with 9” digging bit........................................................$950 Shaver post pounders. In Stock.... Save $$$$$

USED HAY TOOLS

Haybuster 256 Plus II hay processor.....$6200 New Holland 1069 self-propelled 3-wide bale wagon, air conditioning. Excellent............... . .....................................................$35,000 New Holland 1012 pull-type stack wagon......... . ........................................................$3700 Holsher Model 180 bale pack, handles 18 14x18 bales.......................................$4500 Quick attach bale sweep. Like new..........$3100 2007 New Holland 216 unitized hydraulic hay rake................................................$16,800

LAWN & GARDEN

New Holland G4020 zero turn mower, 50”deck, bagger system..................................$3200 Walker mowers in stock along with Toro commercial and residential units.

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COMBINE FOR SALE

2008 Case IH 2388 combine with grain extensions, near new tires, 30-ft. 1010 head with pickup reel, 2750 hours.... .................................................................$75,000 for both Phone Mark at (406) 590-3240, Fairfield, Montana

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Prairie Fare: Food additives serve unique purposes continued from C13

see B vitamins, including niacin and riboflavin, and iron on the list. If you have milk in your refrigerator, most likely you will see “vitamin D-fortified” on the label. Vitamin D helps our body use the calcium in milk to build strong bones. Other additives help retain the quality and freshness of foods. For example, bread will grow fuzzy mold fairly quickly, so many bread products contain preservatives so they last longer. Other preservatives, such as tocopherols (vitamin E), act as antioxidants to prevent fat-containing foods from becoming rancid. Several food additives enhance the flavor of foods. For example, you might see “hydrolyzed vegetable protein” or “monosodium glutamate” added to soups or dinner mixes. Flavoring additives can be “all natural,” too. Spices, such as cinnamon, enhance the flavor of foods. Most consumers prefer their food to look attractive. Natural and artificial colorants are used in a wide range of foods, including soft drinks, candy, baked goods and gelatin products. Would you buy a bottle of white maraschino cherries to top a sundae? Would your grape or orange soda taste right if it were clear? Food gums, such as guar gum and xanthan, are added to frozen desserts to keep them smooth and creamy. Other foods contain emulsifiers that help keep particles of one food suspended in another food. Without an emulsifier, salad dressing ingredients, such as vinegar and oil, will separate into layers. Are all these additives safe? Food additives have been regulated for more than 100 years, dating back to the Food and Drug Act in 1906. In 1938, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act allowed for the removal of poisonous or contaminated food from the food supply. In 1958, the Food Additives Amendment required the food industry to provide information about the safety of the ingredient before it could be used in the food supply. The Delaney Clause of 1958 stated that no food additive that causes cancer can be used in food. Many food additives are on the “GRAS” (generally recognized as safe) list because they have been used safely for a long time. Sometimes food additives are removed from the food supply if new research shows safety issues. Other additives are returned to the food supply when researchers demonstrate their safety. Some additives are safe in small doses but may carry some risk in higher amounts. However, don’t be afraid of food additives. They have a purpose in our food supply. Perhaps you might want to simplify your diet for a variety of reasons, so consider these tips: • Read food labels, including the ingredient statement and the Nutrition Facts label. A shorter ingredient statement means fewer additions to the original food. • Prepare food from scratch more often instead of using packaged mixes. • Shop the perimeter of the store. Often, the perimeter includes fresh produce and fresh meat without long ingredient lists. • Grow a garden and preserve its bounty. You will know exactly where the food was grown and how the food was prepared. You can learn more about food additives by visiting the consumer information on the FDA website at http://tinyurl. com/safeadditives. Learn more about food and nutrition at http://www.ndsu. edu/eatsmart. Here’s a colorful dessert or snack that is fun to eat. The “live and active cultures” in yogurt have health benefits. Fruit Kabobs With Yogurt Dip 1 c. watermelon chunks 1 c. pineapple chunks 1 c. seedless grapes (red or green) 1 c. strawberries (whole or halved) 2 kiwi (peeled and cut in quarters) 8 bamboo skewers 1 c. vanilla yogurt, nonfat Rinse fruit thoroughly, then prepare as directed. Place fruit on skewers, alternating the types of fruit. Arrange fruit kabobs on a platter. Place yogurt in a small bowl and serve it on the side. Makes eight servings. Each serving has 60 calories, 0 grams (g) of fat, 14 g of carbohydrate, 2 g of protein, 1 g of fiber, 20 milligrams of sodium and 70 percent of the daily value for vitamin C.

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Teachers of the year

The Montana Association for Career and Technical Education would like to announce that Becky Bruce, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Jefferson High School, has been selected as the 2013 Montana Career and Technical Education New Teacher of the Year and Justin Heupel, Agriculture Education Instructor from Kalispell Public Schools, has been selected as the 2013 Montana Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. The awards were presented in Bozeman, Montana, on October 18 at the Awards Luncheon during the Annual Montana ACTE Fall Institute. Becky Bruce was born and raised in Eastern Montana. After raising 4 children and helping her husband run a small business in Malta Montana she decided to get a teaching degree. She graduated from Montana State University in 2008 and started teaching in Boulder at Jefferson High School. Becky has been teaching in Boulder for 5 years where she is also the advisor for FCCLA. She earned her Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator (CSFE) in 2011 and was the ProStart Educator of the year for the state of Montana in 2011. Becky received her Masters of Education-Technology in Education in August of 2012 from Lesley Universtiy. Becky is one of 120 teachers in the state of Montana, and the only Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher who is a National Board Certified Teacher through The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Currently Becky is serving as president of MAFCSE. Justin Heupel is the department leader in one of Montana’s oldest, largest, and most successful CTE programs. He teaches agricultural education in Kalispell at the H.E. Robinson Agricultural Education Center which is a satellite campus serving nearly 400 students from Flathead and Glacier High Schools. Justin is in his 18th year of teaching. His career began in Montana’s smallest school with an Ag program, Peerless High School. After three years he moved to Richey High School After five years and coaching the FFA chapter to three state CDE championships and a Star State FFA Chapter award he took a position in Kalispell. Today he teaches sophomore and senior Agricultural Education courses and advises the FFA chapter which represents more than 10% of Montana’s FFA membership and has coached several more state CDE championship teams. Justin served in MAAE leadership for 6 years and the MACTE board for 4 years. While serving as MAAE president, he appointed a legislative action committee and has been MAAE’s Legislative Co-Chair since. The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Montana ACTE is a member state with a mission is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, and competitive workforce. The Montana Association for Career and Technical Education provides the career and technical education necessary to create the highly skilled workforce that supports the demands of the 21st century economy and promotes economic development in Montana’s communities.

Bulletin simplifies cheatgrass management

By University of Wyoming Extension A collaborated bulletin from the University of Wyoming (UW) and Colorado State University offers an A-Z approach to understanding and combating cheatgrass in the Rocky Mountain region. “In this handbook, we present information that should assist in developing a strategic approach to managing this invasive annual grass,” said bulletin author Brian Mealor, UW Extension weed specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “The framework described here encourages managing an ecological system rather than viewing programs simply from the perspective of killing an undesirable plant.” “Cheatgrass Management Handbook: Managing an invasive annual grass in the Rocky Mountain region,” B-1251, is available for free download by going to www.uwyo.edu/ces and clicking on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Type the bulletin title or number in the search field. A hard copy version is available for $10. Click on the bulletin title and the hard copy price will be listed. Click on Request Copy.

•Certified CCA, TSP, CNMP Agronomist • Soil Testing • Fertilizer • Custom Application • Precision Ag • Field Scouting

Ledger office 406-278-3388 Brad 450-4508

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Yellowstone Tractor Co. 5662 Kessler Rd, Belgrade, MT

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NEW TYM With 90 Horsepower Perkins Diesel

• MFWD • LH Power Reverser Transmission • 540/1000 PTO • 3-Point Hitch • Heavy Duty Loader

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We now have a full service facility in Western Montana Please Call Us

Need a new loader? Call us, we have the best prices!

NEW UNITS FOR SALE 5 YR WARRANTY

29HP 4WD LOADER....SALE PRICE $15,980 35HP 4WD LOADER....SALE PRICE $16,500 50HP 4WD HYDRO WITH LOADER................. ........................................ .SALE PRICE $24,995 ALL UNITS ABOVE CAN HAVE FACTORY HEATED CABS!

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We have new 23-100 HP tractors Call us!

WE NEED YOUR CONSIGNMENTS AUTOS - FARM - CONSTRUCTION - MISCELLANEOUS

TRACTORS

Ford 7700 MFWD, cab, diesel, loader. Recent work order........................................................ $16,995 John Deere 4020 gas, powershift transmission, 3-pt, 540-1000 PTO, recent engine OH... $12,999 with loader............................................... $15,750 Kubota L3300 with loader, 35 hp..............$14,500 TYM T1003 100 hp, 4WD, cab, loader 540-7501000, PTO, 3 remotes, low hours.........$39,000 McCormick C tractor.................................... $Call McCormick M Several in stock. 2 with loaders..$Call Ferguson 30 tractor, 12V, super clean, excellent rubber......................................................$2750 Ford 640 tractor, loader. Coming In.............$3850 Case 1070 tractor................................. Coming In 2-International 1086 tractor, cab. Loaders available.................................................. Coming In Agco-Allis 9690 MFWD tractor........... Coming In

EQUIPMENT

Valmar 2055 Air-flow unit.............................. $Call John Deere 1600 35-ft. chisel plow.............. $Call John Deere 9350 hoe drill, 7” spacing, grass and fertilizer 3- 10-ft..........................................$3500 John Deere 676 3-pt. snowblower...............$1700 Eversman 12-ft. land plane.........................$1500 Ford 10-ft. tandem disc................................. $Call International TD-15 crawler, hydraulic blade, winch.......................................................$15,995 Trail King 22-ft. 3 axle trailer, 21,000#........$4660 Towner HD offset disc, 10-ft. pull.................$1500

USED TRUCKS & TRAILERS

New Wallenstein 3 point backhoe...............$7399

1966 International 1600 Loadstar with Swartz equipment bed.........................................$3500 1972 International 1700 Loadstar 18-ft. grain box...........................................................$3000 1988 Jetco 42-ft. grain hopper...................... $Call Trailer 18-ft, 7000 lb, ramps, excellent.........$2400 Trailer 16-ft, 12,000 lb, ramps, 8 hole wheels.......... .................................................................. $3750

New Holland 580 baler, excellent................. $Call New Holland 1032 stacker, auto tie.............. $Call 2 and 3 wheel turn rakes............................... $Call

Eagle 6-ft. tandem disc, 3 point. Excellent... $1100 Case 308 3-pt., 4 bottom plow...................... $Call Ford 3-pt, 2 bottom rollover plow.................. $Call

MISCELLANEOUS HAYING

TILLAGE & SEEDING

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Prairie Dog Baiters The fastest, easiest, most economical way to control Prairie Dogs 303-621-5967 Billings, MT - Montana Seed 406-252-8012 Sunburst, MT - K.W. Insurance 406-937-6950 Havre, MT - Reds Auto Parts 406-265-9595

Approximately 2000 plots and about 30 experiments are being conducted at the Northwestern Agricultural Research Center east of Kalispell, Montana. Plots compare varieties, seeding patterns, pests, control of those pests among other things.

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10/30/13 8:04 AM

J.A.R.R

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Local 466-2290 • 22 Third Street NE, Choteau, MT Call us to see if we have the used parts you need. Inventory changes all the time.

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We buy late model used and wrecked pickups

CHEVROLET & GMC

We rebuild transmissions, transfer cases and rear axles. – Parts Locator Service – Used body parts

FORD

JUST IN PARTING OUT

‘06 F250 AT, 5.4 4x4.............................................. $850 ‘02 F150 Triton 5.4L engine................................. $1200 ‘00 Ranger 4.0L engine......................................... $600 ‘00 Ranger 4.0L 4x4, AT........................................ $750 ‘99 F150 5.4L 4x4 engine.................................... $1600 ‘99 F150 5.4L 4x4, T case..................................... $650 ‘98 F150 4.6L Romeo engine. ............................ $1300 ‘98 Expedition 4.6L, automatic transmission......... $600 ‘98 F150 4.6L T case............................................. $400 Various front and rear axles..................................... Call ‘95 F250 Warner 1356 manual shift T case........... $450 ‘93 F150 5.0L 4x4 engine...................................... $650 ‘93 F150 E40D 4x4 AT........................................... $500 ‘93 F150 Warner 1356 electric shift T case........... $400 ‘89 Ford F250 rebuilt 460-V8 engine................... $1000 ‘06 Ford Focus 2.0L DDHC engine, 47,000........... $800 ‘06 Focus 2.0L MT................................................. $600 ‘01 Mustang 4.6L SOHC engine, 86,000............. $1150 ‘00 Explorer 4.0L 4x4, engine................................ $900 ‘00 Explorer 4.0L 4x4 AT....................................... $600 ‘02 Ford Taurus 3.0L engine.................................. $400

‘07 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4, 4.3L, auto ‘06 Pacifica Touring AWD, 3.5L, auto ‘04 Dodge 1/2 ton 4x4, 5.7L Hemi, auto ‘04 Ford Escape 2WD, 3.0 V6 ‘01 Dodge 2500 4x4, V8, AT ‘99 Ford F150 4x4, 5.4, V-8, AT ‘‘98 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 4.3 V6, AT ‘98 Dodge 2500 4x4, V10, 5-speed manual ‘97 Dodge Dakota 4x4, 5.2L, AT ‘96 Dodge 2500 2WD extended cab, Cummins, high miles, good body parts ‘96 Dodge 2500 2WD, 5.9 Cummins, 5 speed manual ‘95 Chevrolet S10 pickup, 4WD, 4.3 V6, AT ‘02 Ford Explorer, 4.0L, AT, 4x4 ‘80 Chevrolet 350, MT, flatbed ‘00 Ford Explorer, 4.0L, AT, 4x4 ‘95 Chevrolet 2500, 5.7L, MT, 4x4 ‘02 Lincoln Navigator, 5.4L, AWD

e r A e s t e o h T N s t r a s P e l d c i e h s e U V e t e l p m o C

‘07 Silverado 1500 4.3L engine, 50,000.............. $1000 ‘07 Silverado 1500 4.3L AT, 50,000....................... $750 ‘04 Colorado AT, 85,000......................................... $650 ‘01 Sierra 1500 5.3L engine.................................. $450 ‘01 Blazer 3 button T case..................................... $100 ‘00 Silverado 1500 5.3L engine, 4x2..................... $750 ‘00 Silverado 1500 AT, 4x2..................................... $500 Various rear end, front ends.................................... Call ‘99 Sierra 1500 5.3L engine.................................. $950 ‘99 Silverado 2500 6.0L engine............................. $800 ‘98 4L60E AT, 5.7L................................................. $600 ‘98 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine........................... $900 ‘96-99 Chevrolet 1500 T cases.............................. $350 ‘97 Chevrolet 2500 5.7L 4x4, engine..................... $850 ‘95 Chevrolet 2500 MT, NP.................................... $850 ‘95 Chevrolet 2500 AT 4x4, 4L80E........................ $650 ‘95 S10 pickup AT, 2WD........................................ $500 ‘94 Chevrolet 4x4, NV4500 transmission............... $750 ‘89 Chevrolet 1-ton dually axles. Each................... $750

MISCELLANEOUS

‘02 Jeep Liberty, 3.7L MT engine........................ $2200 ‘02 Jeep Liberty 3.7L, 4x4, MT.............................. $600 ‘99 Subaru Legacy, 2.5L engine.......................... $1000 ‘99 Passport 3.2L engine..................................... $1200 ‘96 4-Runner 3.4L engine...................................... $800 ‘99 Maxima 3.0L engine........................................ $600 ‘01 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine................................ $800 ‘06 Pacifica 3.5L AWD engine............................. $1600 ‘01 Grand Cherokee, 4.7L AT engine.................. $1800 ‘00 Villager 3.3L AT engine.................................... $750

TOYOTA

‘96 4-Runner 3.4 V6 engine................................... $800 ‘96 4-Runner 4x4 auto transmission...................... $600 ‘95 4-Runner, 5 speed transmission...................... $500

We buy late model used and wrecked pickups

Buying cars, farm implements and all scrap metals Crushing service available We pick up or you deliver Scott 590-0516

NEED USED PARTS - CALL US!

DODGE

‘04 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi engine, 94,000............ $2500 “04 Ram 1500 AT 4x4............................................ $800 ‘01 Ram 2500 5.9L gas engine.............................. $800 ‘01 Dakota 4.7L, AT............................................... $300 ‘97 Dakota 5.2L 4x4, AT......................................... $500 ‘97 Ram 2500 V10 4x4, AT.................................... $600 Rear end, front ends for Dodges............................. Call ‘96 Ram 2500 V10 4x2, AT trans........................... $600 ‘93 Ram 250 diesel, MT, T Case.............................. Call ‘84 Ram 150 318 engine....................................... $500 ‘97 Avenger 2.5L engine........................................ $550 ‘05 Neon 2.0L engine............................................ $650 ‘02 Caravan 3.8L engine........................................ $750

New NDSU podcast service available

By NDSU Extension Service Sound Ag Advice is an agricultural news podcast available from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service at http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/soundagadvice. A new podcast is posted each week. The podcasts feature agricultural topics ranging from rangeland management to crop prices. Each podcast is three to four minutes long. “The great thing about podcasts is that the information is given directly to the listener, which is more intimate than reading an email or document,” says Bob Bertsch, NDSU Extension Web technology specialist. “Podcasts also are convenient because listeners decide where and when they want to hear it.” Listeners can download the podcasts or subscribe to them through My Yahoo, iTunes or Google. Listeners also can receive email notification when new podcasts become available. Subscribers using iTunes will have access to the podcasts on their iPhone, iPad, iPod or computer. Android phone or tablet users can subscribe to the service by downloading a free podcast player app. “These podcasts are just another example of how the NDSU Extension Service is bringing North Dakotans research-based information to help improve their lives,” says Charlie Stoltenow, NDSU Extension Service assistant director for agriculture and natural resources. ##### I can tell you one thing about my family...They don’t seem to be suffering from insanity. From what I can tell, they seem to be enjoying every minute of it.

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2005 Terex TH1056C telehandler, cab, heat, stabilizers, 10,000 lb capacity, 56-ft. reach, good tires, 3300 hours......$47,450

1991 Cat 426 Series II backhoe loader, 4WD, cab, heat, great tires, auxilary hydraulics to rear, 24” backhoe bucket, tooth front bucket. “The Cleaniest Used Backhoe Ever!”..$23,550

2006 John Deere 120C excavator, hydraulic thumb, quick attach, cab, air conditioning, only 4100 hours.....................$63,750

1996 Cat D4C dozer, 6-way blade, great rails, rollers, idlers, and sprockets, pads are 35%. Good clean unit..............$23,450 2004 Skytrak 6036, cab & heat, 6000 lbs to 36-ft., new tires, low hours. Very nice unit................................................$36,950

2000 John Deere 310E backhoe loader, 12” & 24” buckets. 4WD, extend-a-hoe, cab, low hours. New front tires.........$27,850

2005 Genie S-40 manlift, 4WD, diesel, excellent condition. Only 2200 hours!.............................................................$27,950

2003 Gehl 5635SXT Series II skidsteer, 2100 lb lift capacity, only 1200 hours. Clean and strong unit..........................$19,000 2006 Ingersoll Rand SD45DTF roller, 60” wide, smooth drum, pad foot kit, low hours.............................................$35,000

1993 JLG 40HA manlift, 4WD, Ford gas engine, great tires. Only 1100 hours, absolutely perfect condition! Great size for tight jobs..........................................................................$16,850

2001 Ingersoll Rand DD14 double drum roller, low hours, municiple owner. Good clean machine............................... $9900

2002 Bobcat S185 skidsteer, cab, heat, air conditioning, hand and foot controls, high flow hydraulics, ex-municipal machine, good tires, 2400 hours. Good tight machine............$20,500 2002 Bobcat S185 skidsteer, cab, heat, air conditioning, hand and foot controls, high flow hydraulics, ex-municipal machine, NEW tires, 2999 hours. Good tight machine...........$19,500

2000 Kenworth T300 dump truck, Cat engine, 10 yard capacity box, ONLY 86,000 miles. EXCELLENT TRUCK......$26,450

Great Inventory of Snow Buckets!

Snow Buckets 10-ft., 8-ft., 7-ft. - All New and all Priced to Sell! Skidsteer heavy duty brush grapple. Only 1 left!..................... $1800 Heavy duty skidsteer pallet fork attachments...........................$650 Sweepster 10-ft. broom for Cat................................................ $6500

2008 Bomag BW124DH-3 roller, smooth drum, new tires. Only 1000 hours!.............................................................$26,000

2007 Eager Beaver 20XPT 40,000 lb tandem axle beaver tail trailer. Like new!!! Very nice and ready to roll!.........$14,450 Bobcat 80” hydraulic v-snow plow attachment......................... $3500 Great Selection of Buckets. Call for Info and Pricing

406-690-0737

2004 Bobcat T250 track loader, 2500 lb lift capacity, new tracks, only 2300 hours. Very tight and in excellent condition............. . ................................................................................$25,575

Bobcat T250 and S250 Coming In Right Away!

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EARLY DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER IS NOVEMBER 27 Truckload of Westfields on the way. Augers for load-out now and for the next harvest season. “PRICE PROTECTED”

36-8 and 41-8 augers with self-propel kits at great savings!

USED GRAIN AUGERS

Brandt 61x10 mechanical drive. Blue.... ....................................................$5500 Westfield MKX 74x13. New series with electric powerswing. One season........... .................................................$18,500 Westfield 71x13 mechanical drive......... ....................................................$7500

IN STOCK Krause parts Mayrath parts Westgo parts

Moving from one warehouse to another. Finds include Minneapolis-Moline bull gears, SpraCoupe light kits, F250 receiver hitch, several foam markers, lower flight sections for 31-7 and 36-7 Westfield augers. Watch for a big list in the December Trader’s Dispatch.

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Stumpf family gift supports ag research

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR A generous gift of more than $3 million provides the University of Nebraska with potential to take wheat breeding and cropping systems research to a new level of innovation not seen since the early days of plant genetics. Marvin H. Stumpf III of Grant, Nebraska, has made the gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the Stumpf Family Research and Development Fund to support agricultural research and university extension services. The contribution includes a $1 million outright gift and donation of 640 acres of land in Perkins County, located in southwest Nebraska, with an appraised market value of more than $2 million. “This gift is about honoring my family and our Nebraska heritage,” Marvin Stumpf said. “This state has meant so much to generations of my family, and it’s a privilege to give back in a way that will further agricultural research and service well into the future.” Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska vice president and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan vice chancellor, said Marvin Stumpf’s rich and active legacy will live on through these gifts, providing researchers, faculty and students the opportunity to make new discoveries on his land. “We are excited about the additional opportunities this donation creates for the wheat industry in Nebraska and even more excited about the future impact our partnership will have on our state, region and world, since as much as 50 percent of Nebraska’s wheat is annually exported to international markets,” Green said. “The wheat industry is big business in Nebraska, with between 65 and 75 million bushels grown each year.” Archie Clutter, dean of the Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), said, “UNL’s robust wheat and cropping-systems research programs will grow even stronger with the help of this generous gift from the Stumpf family. This Perkins County location will add important representation of high-plains, semi-arid production to the UNL system of integrated research and allow accelerated progress in the development and application of new plant science biotechnologies.” A Nebraska native, Marvin Stumpf worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Denver and received a degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. He returned to Nebraska to help his parents, Henry J. and Darlene Stumpf, with the family farm. Through hard work and determination, the family built the farm into a successful enterprise in Perkins County, Nebraska, where Stumpf continues to live and work. The family’s use of dryland cropping techniques, combined with organic farming experience, are the tangible results of their willingness to experiment with new ideas while using the land to its fullest potential. In making this gift to the university, Marvin Stumpf said he wishes to honor the legacy of his family, including his late wife, Pearl Stumpf, his grandparents, Henry J. and Margaret Stumpf, his parents Henry J. and Darlene Stumpf, and his wife’s late husband, Sam Peterson. “The Stumpf family devoted their lives to acquiring and improving their land through the use of good farm management practices,” Green said. “Their desire to honor the hard work and sacrifices of their family members by using the property for the benefit of the citizens of Nebraska and United States is commendable.” The gift also provides support to the University of Nebraska’s current fundraising initiative, the Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities, and a top priority to increase support for agriculture and life sciences programs. The University of Nebraska Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization raising private gifts to support the University of Nebraska for more than 75 years. In 2012, donors provided the university with $165 million for scholarships, medical and other research, academic programs, faculty and buildings. All foundation funds are donor designated. The foundation’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Nebraska, has raised more than $1.2 billion for the university and concludes in 2014. For more information, visit campaignfornebraska.org.

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By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota Most of the native trees and shrubs found in the spring. in woodlots, fencerows, windbreaks and forCommon buckthorn has dark green leaves est edges have lost their leaves. There is one with curved main veins that remain green exception; the leaves of common buckthorn in the fall after other species have lost their are still green and clinging to the branches foliage. The twigs are tipped with a short, and twigs of the plants. The green leaves sharp thorn and the female plants produce on large masses of buckthorn make it easy blue-black berries that have numerous seeds. to see just how invasive this woody plant is. The berries are toxic to humans but are readIt is displacing the desirable native plants at ily eaten by birds and, having a laxative efan alarming rate, making it imperative that fect, the seeds are readily spread from place it is controlled. to place. Although you are currently not Buckthorn is not native to this country. It required to control buckthorn by law, if it is was imported from Europe in the early 1800’s found on your property you should definitely and became a very popular plant for hedges. consider controlling it before it displaces It escaped domestic use and has become a desirable native or cultivated plants. nuisance plant by forming dense thickets in Late autumn and winter is an excellent forests, yards, parks and roadsides. time to control common buckthorn. Besides the fact that there are no mosquitoes and ticks The Minnesota Department of Agriculture to contend with, it is easy to identify because has declared common or European buckthorn of its green leaves and chemical treatments (Rhamnus cathartica) and glossy buckthorn are more effective when the buckthorn plants (Rhamnus frangula) as restricted noxious are storing energy. weeds, which means that the sale, transportaIf there are only a few buckthorn plants tion or movement of these plants is prohibited and they are small enough, hand pulling is the statewide by the Minnesota Department of best way to remove them. A tool such as a Agriculture. Adding to its invasive qualities “Weed Wrench” can be used to remove buckis the fact that it serves as an alternate host to thorn stems up to 2 1⁄2 inches in diameter. If crown rust of oats and as an overwintering they are too numerous to pull or dig, the folisite for the soybean aphid. Soybean aphids age can be sprayed with a product like Garlon lay their last eggs of the season on buckthorn 3A which is a Triclopyr amine formulation plants, leaving them to overwinter and hatch that is mixed with water or any of the Triclopyr products that are available from local sources (Bush-B-Gone, Brush and Stump Killer and others). Glyphosate (Roundup and similar products) can also be used for foliar applications on seedlings, but is non-selective and will kill all vegetation. If the plants are too large for foliar application, cut them off at a height of six inches or less from the ground and treat the stumps with Triclopyr or Glyphosate to prevent resprouting. When using Triclopyr, treat only the cut surface using a wick applicator, sprayer or paintbrush. When using Glyphosate, treat the cut surface and the stump back to the soil line. Yet another method is to use an ester formulation of Triclopyr that has been mixed with a diluent and apply it directly to the bark at the base of the tree. This can be effective on trees up to six inches in diameter if the chemical is applied to the lowest 1 1⁄2 feet of the bark around the entire circumference of the tree. If the tree is less than two inches in diameter, the amount of the base of the tree for application can be cut in half. Larger trees can also be wounded near the base with an ax to create a frill and then treated with the chemical. The commercial products listed in this article are for your information. No endorsement by University of Minnesota Extension is intended. For more information on the status of common buckthorn or availability of the herbicides for its control, contact your local County Ag Inspector. For more information, contact me at 800-450-2465 or stordahl@umn.edu. This information was provided by Carl Hoffman, former UM Extension Educator.

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2009 John Deere 544K 4WD loader, 167 hp, powershift transmission, 3-yard, 105.9” quick attach bucket, 3 lever 3 function hydraulic control, standard ZB boom with standard linkage, air ride seat, standard rear hydraulic front axle, manual differential lock, 20.5x26 16-ply L3 bias tires, full front & rear fenders, HD R led rear lights, standard rear hitch, cold start package, precleaner, environmental drain, reversible fan drive, axle cooler, AM/FM/WB radio, 10 amp converter, beacon. #16003552. (1)...............................................CALL

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2009 John Deere 544K 4WD loader, W0 AX disc transmission, standard ZB boom with standard linkage, conventional steering, cloth air suspension seat, 3 function valve with 2 lever control, ride control, standard rear hydraulic front axles, axle manual differential lock, 20.5x25 16 PR L3 bias tires, full front & rear fenders for muddy applications, HD LED rear lights, standard rear hitch, cab with air, 3 yard 105.9” bucket, ether start aid, engine block heater, precleaner, reversible. #16003496. ..............CALL

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2004 John Deere 7720 3 hydraulics, deluxe Command View cab, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., IVT transmission, 480/80R42 rears, 1 pair rear 450# weights. #16003798. (1).......$112,500 2011 John Deere 3038E MFWD, hydro, 305 loader. 254 hours. #16003822. (1)...........................................$18,000

1966 John Deere 4020 cab, syncro transmission, 23.1-30.00-16 front with 158 loader, grapple. #16003637. (4).......... . .............................................$12,500 John Deere 4020 powershift with F11 loader. #16003782. (4)..............$7500 1961 John Deere 4010 2WD, syncro transmission, JD 158 loader. #16003779................................$9500

1961 John Deere 4010 2WD, syncro, singles. #16003784. (1).............$6800 John Deere 3020 2WD, powershift, PTO, 3-pt., F-11 loader. #16003733... $8500 1961 John Deere 2020 2WD, singles, 148 loader. #16003783. (1)..............$8000

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2010 John Deere 7430 MFWD, cab/air, 20 speed PowrQuad with JD 741 SL loader. #16003803...............$115,000 2010 John Deere 7330 MFWD, 3 pt. hitch, dual PTO, 2 hydraulic remotes, 110” axles, 480/80R42 singles, 380/85R30 front tires with fenders, 20/20 PowrQuad, air seat, cold weather package, quick coupler, rear lights, AM/FM/WB, manual mirrors, buddy seat, rear wiper with JD 741 loader. #16003813. (3).... . ...........................................$110,000 2009 John Deere 7930 MFWD, deluxe Command View cab, AutoTrac ready, IVT, 3 remotes, dual PTO, 3-pt. quick 2011 Case IH Puma 185 MFD, powershift hitch, joystick control, Cat lll draw- 1997 John Deere 7810   cab, partial transmission, 155 PTO hp, 3-pt., loadbar, 110” axles, 520/85R38 singles, powershift, 16/16 speed PowrQuad er, grapple, bucket teeth. #16003725. 420/85R28 fronts, front fenders, heavy transmission, left hand reverser, rear (1).........................................$161,000 duty axle, foot speed, AM/FM/WB/CD, axle 118”, drawbar clevis with pin, cold buddy seat, block heater, FM business weather package, AM/FM/Weatherantenna, 2-1400# weights with 746 band with NEW JD 740 loader bucket, loader. #16003719. (4).........$179,500 5-tine grapple. #16003706. (1).$89,000 1995 John Deere 8770 24 speed, 4 hydraulics, 20.8x42 dual radial tires, deluxe cab, weights. #16003819......... . .............................................$73,500

2008 John Deere 8130 MFWD, deluxe cab, active seat, AutoTrac ready plug and play, 16 speed powershift, 4 remotes, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., 118” axles, 620/70R42, 480/70R30 fronts, front fenders, radar, cold weather package, foot speed, HID lights all around, leather trim, AM/FM/CD/WB, buddy seat, FM business antenna with 840 loader. #16003715. (1).........$161,000

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1992 John Deere 4455 3 hydraulics, 3-pt., PTO, 18.4x38 rears, 3.80-85R28 new fronts, JD 280 loader, bucket, grapple. #16003814. (4).......................$62,000 1973 John Deere 4430 with 158 loader, QuadRange transmission, 3 hydraulics, no 3-pt. hitch, 18.4x38 duals. #16003734. (4).......................$21,000

2011 Case IH Puma 170 MFD, powershift transmission, 135 PTO hp, 3-pt., loader, grapple, bucket teeth. #16003724. (1).........................................$152,000 2008 Case IH 180 MFD, cab, CVT transmission, powershift, singles, loader, grapple. #16003795. (1).......$115,000 2004 Case IH MXU125 MFD, partial powershift, singles, loader. #16003805..... . .............................................$62,000 1994 Case IH 7220 cab, MFD, powershift, single tires with loader. #16003757..... . .............................................$55,000 1993 Case IH 7130 MFD, cab, partial powershift, singles, 3 pt., DuAl loader. #16003774. (3).......................$37,000

1970 John Deere 4020 2WD with Danhauser post pounder. #16003799....... 2007 New Holland TT75 MFD, syncro transmission, 540 PTO, New Hol. ................................................$7500 land 620TL loader. Only 350 hours. #16003821.............................$22,900 ag management solutions

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2010 Case IH 8120 2WD, duals, chopper, yield monitor, Guidance Ready, HID lighting, 24-ft. unloading auger, rock trap, electric grain tank cover, 640 separator hours. #16001430.....CALL 1983 Gleaner N6 220 hp. diesel engine, hydro, 245 bushel grain tank, 27-ft. auger header. #16001358........ $5000

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2010 John Deere 635D 35-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit. #16002330..$55,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft., pickup reel. #16002392..............................$45,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002252.........$45,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft., double sickle, hydrafloat automatic suspension & position control system, gauge wheels, 16” feed drum, 1-piece poly tine pickup reel with 10” center tube, hydraulic fore/aft, dial-a-speed control, 40” wide draper belts, single point hookup, spare sickle & road transport with lights. #16002224.............$50,000 2008 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002259.........$52,000 2001 John Deere 936D 36-ft. header, transportation kit. #16002354. (1)........ ................................................$25,000 2005 MacDon 974 36-ft. flex draper header, JD 60 series adapter, pickup reel. #16002242. (2)........................$35,000 2003 MacDon 963 36-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit, 60 Series JD adapter. #16002193..............................$24,000 1998 MacDon 962 36-ft., pickup reel, transport. #16002278. (4)........$14,000

AUGER HEADERS

John Deere 930R 30-ft. rigid header, bat reel. #16002384. (1)...................$7500 1993 John Deere 930R 30-ft. auger header. #16002394....................$3500 1996 John Deere 925 25-ft. rigid header, fore/aft, Dial-A-Speed reel control, 30-ft. slat reel, level land. #16002368. (1)..... ...................................................$2500

FLEX HEADERS

2012 John Deere 640FD 40-ft. draper, pickup reel, AWS air reel attached, crop conveyor auger, headsite automatic header height control. #16002294....... ................................................$98,000 2011 John Deere 640FD 40-ft., pickup reel, crop conveyor, header height sensing. #16002325..............................$94,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., pickup reel. #16002327..............................$50,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., auger composite fingers, one piece spare knife. #16002337. (1)........................$50,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., auger composite fingers, one piece spare knife. #16002336. (1)........................$50,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., auger composite fingers, one piece spare knife. #16002333..............................$50,000 2011 John Deere 635F 35-ft., composite auger fingers, finger reel. #16002230. . ................................................$44,500 2009 John Deere 635F 35-ft., finger reel. #16002386..............................$34,000 2006 John Deere 635F flexible draper header. #16002237.................$32,500 2006 John Deere 635F 35-ft., pickup reel, composite fingers, high stone dam. #16002264..............................$25,000 2005 John Deere 635F 35-ft., header height, contour sensors, auger with full width fingers, reel position resume with 2008 Crary air reel. #16002316. (2)...... ................................................$32,000 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers, HH sensing & contour sensor, spare knife. #16002243. (3).....$28,500 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers. #16002271. (4)...........$25,000 2001 John Deere 930F 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002288. (1)........................$13,500 2000 John Deere 930F header, finger reel. #16002355. (3)........................$10,500 1999 John Deere 930F 30-ft., finger reel. #16002362. (1)........................$12,500 1998 John Deere 930F Dial-A-Speed reel control, fore/aft reel control, poly-skid plates, level land. #16002371. (1)........ ................................................$10,500 1994 John Deere 930F 30-ft. header. #16002359. (2)........................$12,500 2005 MacDon 974 36-ft. draper, JD 60 series adapter, pickup reel. #16002242. (2)............................................$35,000 2003 Case IH 1020 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002268.................................$6500 2001 Agco-Gleaner 800 30-ft. header. #16002182. (1)........................$11,000

PICKUP HEADERS

2012 John Deere 14-ft. belt pickup attachment, hydraulic drive. #16002262.$8000 2012 John Deere 14-ft. belt pickup attachment, hydraulic drive. #16002261.$8000 1981 John Deere 212P 12-ft. pickup header with JD attachment. #16002253...... ...................................................$3995 1979 John Deere 212P 14-ft. header with Melroe 351 pickup attachment. #16002240.................................$3500 1976 John Deere 212P 12-ft., no attachment. #16002212. (1).................$2500 John Deere 212P with 12V belt pickup. #16002342. (4)...........................$2000 John Deere 100 12-ft. with Melroe attachment. #16002209. (3)...................$700

ROUND BALE PROCESSOR

NEW Highline CFR650 bale processor with chopper. #14200880...... $27,500

NEW Highline CFR650 bale processor, 3 remotes. #14200958............. $23,500

HEADER TRAILERS

36-ft. header trailer. #16009204....... $7000 36-ft. header trailer. #13012330....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012333....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012336....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012342....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012343....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012347....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012350....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012351....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012353....... $6500 30-ft. 2-wheel header trailer. #16002356... ................................................... $1800 U n i v e r t h H T 4 2 h e a d e r t r a i l e r. #16010049................................. $6000 U n i v e r t h H T 4 2 h e a d e r t r a i l e r. #16010048................................. $6000

2010 Degelman 3100RH round bale processor, 1000 PTO, right hand discharge, 30 heavy duty flails, 27” diameter rotor, 2 hydraulic driven beaters, handles 6’8” diameter chamber, 65-125 hp required. #16007364......... . ............................................ $14,950 2006 Brandt VSFX Bale Commander, conveyor type, 1000 PTO, hydraulic deflector. #16006689. (1)......... $6000

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air seeders

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RENTAL UNITS AVAILABLE AIR HOE DRILL 2009 John Deere 1835 50-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, dry fertilizer delivery tube, CX21 semi-pneumatic press wheel, smooth gauge wheel, dual main & wing caster wheels, 31LX.13.5, Touchset depth control & active hydraulic down pressure, opener on rear three ranks & separate FTL disk with 1910 430 bushel tow behind. #16005252. (3)....... $125,000 2002 John Deere 1820 45-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, single shoot, Seedstar monitor for 4WD, 6 run, mechanical depth control with 1910 270 bushel tow between. #16005258...... $55,000

2000 John Deere 1820/1900 air hoe drill, 60-ft., 7.5” spacing, 4x21” semi-pneumatic packers, rock guards, 1” stealth openers, 1900 air trank, 350 bushel tow behind, 8” load auger, 30.5/32 diamonds, 21.5L/16.1SL cleats, single shoot, primary blockage. #16005139. (3).......................................... $33,000

2004 Bourgault 5710 54-ft. air hoe drill, 5 section, 9.8” spacing, mid row banders-NH3 and dry fertilizer with 5350 tow between air cart, 3 tank, dual fan. #16005241. (3)............... $69,000

2009 Case IH 400 45-ft. flexhoe with 3380 tow between cart, 10” spacing, 3.5 packer wheels, variable rate, single shoot, 1” pts, primary blockage. #16005259. (3).................... $135,500

Swathers & HEADER

1994 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air seeder, single shoot, 3/4” carbide tip openers, 9” spacing, primary blockage, 3.5” steel capped packer wheels, with 2320 tow between air seeder. #16005218. (3).......................................... $35,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 2320 tow between cart. #16005250. (4)..$35,000 1994 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, single shoot, steel packers with JD 787 tow behind tank. #16005245. (3)...................... $25,000 Concord 3400 34-ft. air hoe drill, 4812 air cart. #16005244. (4).............. $25,000 Concord 2400 24-ft. air hoe drill, 4012 air cart. #16005243. (4).............. $25,000 AIR DISC DRILL

John Deere 1060 32-ft. air hoe drill, 787 air seeder. #16005247.......... $14,500 John Deere 737 air drill with 787 air cart. #16005239. (4)...................... $30,000 1995 John Deere 680 35-ft. air hoe drill, 12” spacing, double shoot with JD 787 tow behind, 3/4 tip with 4” spreader. #16005236............................ $24,000

2005 Bourgault 5710 53-ft. air hoe drill, 10” row spacing, 450# trips, square seed boots, speed lock adapters, midrow II banders, double shoot air system, L6450, 3-tank leading air seeder, 10” hydraulic assist load/unload auger. #16005207.......................... $156,000 2005 Bourgault 5710 50-ft. air hoe drill, double shoot, 3.5” steel packers, 3/4 stealth openers with trailing 6450 cart, deluxe auger. #16005265. (2)............. . .......................................... $128,500

FERTILIZER SPREADER

2013 New Leader L3030G4 John Deere 11-ft. 409 spreader box with TR1000 New Leader trailer. #14200917.......... . ............................................ $88,000

John Deere 737 air drill with 787 air cart. #16005239............................ $30,000 1995 John Deere 730 28-ft., 6” spacing, single shoot with JD 787 170 bushel tow between cart. #16005260. (3)...... . ............................................ $22,000 John Deere 770 12-ft. air disc drill with 80 bushel tank on the hitch, 1000 PTO drive, 6” spacing, 60/40 split on tank. #16005088............................... $3000

2013 John Deere 1890 60-ft. no-til air hoe drill, single shoot, 10” spacing, 1910550 bushel air cart. DEMONSTRATOR SAVE $$$THOUSANDS$$$. #12005157................................CALL 2013 John Deere 1890 60-ft. no-till air drill, single shoot, 7.5” spacing with 1910 tow behind 550 bushel, 3 tank. #16005264................................CALL 2012 John Deere 1895 43-ft. no-til disc drill, double shoot, 1910-430 bushel tow between air cart. #16005257. (2).. . .......................................... $217,000 2011 John Deere 1895 43-ft. no-til, dual DLV tube, smooth gauge wheel, 1895 cast fertilizer CLSG wheel, DB hitch with Cat IV hitch, dual shoot air package, primary blockage, wing weights, 31-13.5x15 tires, 1910-430 tow between air cart. #16005253....... . ................................................CALL 2010 John Deere 1890 42-ft. no-till, single shoot air, 10” spacing, 31x13.5-15 8 PR 8 bolt, 1910-350 bushel tow between air tank. #16005256............. . .......................................... $145,000 2008 John Deere 1890 42-ft. no-till air disc drill, 7.5” spacing, 18” single disc, 3 section frame, extended wear seed boots, narrow gauge wheel, drawbar hitch with Cat IV link, single shoot air package, 8 primary hoses, primary blockage warning system, 31x13.515” 8 ply hi-flotation tires with spare, 1910 270 bushel tow behind cart. #16005254. (1).................... $115,000

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2012 John Deere 9560RT 560 hp., 18/6 powershift transmission, 2600 display, SF2 receiver, deluxe cab II, AM/FM/ XM radio, 36” Durabuilt tracks, 26 front weights, idler weights, 32 track weights, 130CC steering pump, hi-flow hydraulics with 6 remotes & case drain, HID lighting, dual beam radar, leather interior, electric mirrors. PowrGard 3-year, 1500 hour warranty remains. #16003678............................$438,000

2008 John Deere 4895 with bar tires, additional lighting kit, 18-ft. 896 header, urethane conditioner rolls. #16006782............................ $65,000 2010 John Deere 9630T 530 hp, deluxe 2000 John Deere 4890 rubber/urethane cab, AutoTrac ready, plug-n-play, deconditioner, 18.4x26 button tires with luxe comfort package, Cat 5 drawbar, JD 890 18-ft. header. #16006752. (3).. 36” tracks, dual beam radar, pre. ............................................ $59,000 miere lighting package, tool box, HID lights, AM/FM/CD/WB, leather trim, buddy seat, FM business antenna, front weight bracket with 26 weights, side weights-12, rotary beacon light, 1000 PTO, 1600 hours, PowerGar Warranty expires 1/28/2014 or 4000 hours. #16003663. (1)........................... CALL 2009 New Holland H8040 swather, rubber/urethane conditioner, 16-ft. auger header. #16006771............... $75,000 Hesston 6610 windrower, 14-ft. header, steel conditioners. #16006765..$8500 1984 Versatile 4400 cab, air, gas engine with 22-ft. double swath platform. #16006744. (4)......................... $7000

2010 John Deere 956 center pivot rotary MoCo, impeller conditioner, hydraulic tilt control, hose support, quick hitch. #16006684. (3)...................... $34,000 2003 John Deere 956 106” rotary MoCo, tongue 1 3 / 8 ” hookup, header tilt. #16007366. (3)...................... $22,500 1996 John Deere 1600A mower conditoner, 1000 rpm, equal angle hitch & jack, safety chain. #16006754. (4)...... . ............................................ $10,500

1992 John Deere 1600 MoCo, wide roll, 1000 RPM, 16-ft., equal angle hitch & jack. #16006397. (4)................. $7500 1998 John Deere 1600A MoCo, 540 PTO. PARTS MACHINE. #16006755..$2000 1989 John Deere 590 pull type, 25-ft. header. #16006777.................. $3000

2010 Case IH HDX182 18-ft. swing tongue mower conditioner. #16006773. (1).... . ............................................ $27,500 2005 MacDon 922 16-ft. auger header with conditioner, fits 9352I MacDon swather. #16006732.............. $12,000

406-228-2496 or 800-428-2496 Glasgow, MT (1) 406-765-1531 or 800-443-9447 Plentywood, MT (2) 406-485-2145 or 800-521-5800 Circle, MT (4) 406-787-6201 Culbertson, MT (3) Check out our website: www.fesmt.com

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TRACK TRACTORS 4WD TRACTORS

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Rob Campbell, Salesman 406-942-0543; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Plentywood: DJ. Dixon, Salesman 406-480-3512 Circle: Mike Haynie, Store Manager/Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Shad Haber, Salesman, 406-941-2424 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118

2010 John Deere 9630T 530 hp, 30” Durabilt tracks, 48 GPM hydraulic pump, 26 front weights, 12 idler weights, deluxe cab, AutoTrac ready, HID lights, leather interior, AM/FM/WB/CD, electric mirrors, 750 hours. #16003670............... CALL

2008 John Deere 9630T deluxe comfort package, Cat 5 WS drawbar, extremity warning lamps, dual beam radar sensor, Premier lighting package, tool box, field vision Zenon HID light, right hand electric mirror, AM/FM radio/WB/ CD, instructional seat, F/Business band antenna. #16003638. (4).......$292,500

2012 John Deere 9460R 18/6 powershift transmission, CV II Premier cab, XM satellite, premium radio, four remote cylinder control, HID lights, leather trim, dual beam radar sensor, F/Business band radio, 13.5L IT compliant engine, heavy greaseable steer pin. #16003704. (4)..........................................$290,000

2011 John Deere 9530 deluxe comfort package, AutoTrac ready, power differential lock, dual beam radar sensor, premier lighting package, AM/FM radio, Micheline 800/70R38 radial tires, instructional seat, F/business band, rotary beacon light. #16003712. (4)..... ..............................................$260,000

2010 John Deere 9530 475 hp, deluxe comfort package, power differential lock, instructional seat, motor seal drain, Firestone 530/85R42 triples. #16003753............................$245,000 1990 John Deere 8760 singles, hydraulic outlets, Performance monitor with 14-ft. dozer. #16003809. (3).............$52,000 1985 John Deere 8850 partial powershift, duals, 14-ft. 6-way dozer, recent engine overhaul. #16003749...............$28,000

1979 John Deere 8640 20.8x38 duals, PTO, 3 hydraulics, 2-500# weights. @#16003801..........................$19,500 1976 John Deere 8630 cab, 3 hydraulic remotes, PTO, 20.8x34 dual tires. #16003777. (4)........................$23,000

TRUCKS & TRAILERS

1994 Kenworth semi, 3406 Cat engine, 18 speed transmission, PTO kit, air ride on rear axle, sleeper, chain rack, rear fenders, grill guard. (2) . $19,500

Aluminum service body, 7 enclosed compartments, heavy duty bumper with vice........................................... $4950

1994 New Holland 9880 Syncro, differential lock, duals 710/70R38, 2860# front weight, rear weights. #16003748. (1)... ................................................$69,000

TIRES

2012 John Deere 480/80R50 set of 2 radial Goodyear tires & rims, fits 4930 or 4940 commercial sprayer. #16010030............................ $13,000 2012 John Deere 480/80R50 set of 2 tires & wheels, fits 4930 & 4940 commerical sprayer. #16010029............... $13,000 2012 John Deere AR260462 480/80R46 duals off 7200R tractor. #14401614... . ............................................ $10,000 2-520/85R-46 R2 tires, deep tread with 50 hours. #16009096.................... $2800 2-480/75R-34 R2 tires, deep tread, 50 hours. #16009095.................... $2450

CORN PLANTER

7’x12’ trailer...................................... $950

1993 John Deere 7300 corn planter, 30” spacing, 6 row. #16005270... $12,500

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ROUND BALERS AND COMMERCIAL SPRAYERS

SNOWBLOWERS

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CASE IH

2010 Case IH RB564 480/45-17 flotation 2012 John Deere 568 1000 rpm, 21.5Ltires, hydraulic pickup, mesh wrap, 16.1 10-ply tires, Megawide pickup, wide pickup, extra sweep. #16006441. push bar, coveredge surface wrap, (1).......................................... $28,000 hydraulic pickup lift, 2900 bales. 2010 Case IH RB564 Megawide pickup, #16006776. (3)...................... $45,500 twine & surface wrap, 1000 PTO, bale 2012 John Deere 568 1000 PTO, Megaramp. #16006766. (3)............ $23,500 wide Plus pickup, push bar, hydraulic 2006 Case IH RBX563 1000 PTO, pickup lift, surface wrap. #16006774. big tires, bale kicker, surface wrap. (1).......................................... $40,000 #16006313 (3)...................... $22,500 2009 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 2005 Case IH RBX562 twine tie, hydraulic 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 flotation tires, lift, wide pickup. #16006411. (1)......... hydraulic lift mega wide pickup with . ............................................ $16,900 dual gauge wheels. #16006438. (1)... HESSTON . ............................................ $32,000 2008 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 5-ft. bale width, 21.5L-16.1, 10 ply tires, Megawide plus pickup, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006764. (1)...................... $35,000 2007 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, Megawide Plus pickup, push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006781. (4)... . ............................................ $29,500 2002 John Deere 567 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic lift, Megawide pickup, 2001 Hesston 856A 540 PTO, twine only. push bar. #16006759. (4)...... $22,000 #16006365. (1)...................... $10,500 2002 John Deere 567 Megawide, push NEW HOLLAND bar, twine tie, 540 PTO. #16006693. 2009 New Holland BR7090 82” pickup, (4).......................................... $16,500 Bale Command, surface wrap, super 2001 John Deere 567 1000 PTO, Mega sweep pickup, 1000 PTO, hydraulic tooth pickup, pushbar, twine, no wrap. pickup lift. #16006446. (1)..... $25,000 #16006709. (4)...................... $17,500 2007 New Holland BR780A bale ramp, 2001 John Deere 567 twine wrap, Mega xtra sweep pickup, surface wrap, tooth hydraulic lift pickup. #16006690. gauge wheels, 1000 PTO, Bale Com(1).......................................... $13,500 mand Plus. #16007361......... $18,000 1997 John Deere 566 regular pickup, twine, 540 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, SQUARE BALER gauge wheels. #16006760. (1)..$9500 1996 John Deere 535 pushbar, hydraulic pickup. #16006747. (4)............. $7500 1993 John Deere 535 regular pickup, twine, 1000 PTO, gathering wheels, gauge wheels, bale counter, Megawide plus pickup, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006761. (4)........ $3500 1990 John Deere 535 regular pickup, twine only, 1000 PTO. #16006743. (4) . ............................................... $8000 1990 John Deere 535 regular pickup, 2001 New Holland BB940 3x3 bales, roller twine, 1000 PTO, bale push bar. bale chute. #16006733............$19,500 #16006757. (1)......................... $6500

MISCELLANEOUS

John Deere 370 manure spreader. #16009223................................. $5500

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Consumer Products 2005 John Deere 717A mower, 48” deck, gas, power flow, chute, bagger, highback seat. #16007471. (2)........ $4200 2009 John Deere X324 lawn tractor, 4-wheel steer, Kawasaki 22 hp, hydro, 48” mower deck. 16007273. (3)..$3250 2007 John Deere X320 lawn tractor with 48” deck. #16007449. (4)......... $3000

2005 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Classic “ONLY 9810 miles”, side & rear storage compartments, custom exhaust, stereo, storage cover. (1)..... . ............................................ $17,250

2011 John Deere 825i gator, olive & black, 14” Bighorn tires, hi-performance sport seat, deluxe cargo box, premium cab, rear protection package, brushguard. #16007469. (1)...................... $13,950 2005 John Deere HPX gator, 4x4, gas, HP-agressive thead tires. #16007401. (4)............................................ $6000 John Deere 430 lawn tractor with 60” deck, 3 cylinder diesel, liquid cooled. #16007452. (4)......................... $4800

2006 John Deere X320 mower with 48” deck and bagger. #16007450. (4)...... . ............................................... $3000 John Deere SST16 mower, 16 hp with 42” deck. #16007458. (4)............... $1250 John Deere LT166 hydro mower, 16 hp, 48” deck. #16007457. (4)........... $950 John Deere STX38 lawn tractor, 12.5 hp. Kohler, 38” mower deck, standard transmission. #16007438........... $850 2004 John Deere L111 lawn tractor, 42” deck, 20 hp, automatic transmission. #16007456. (4)........................... $650

2013 John Deere 4940 self-propelled, 480/80R50 tires, solution pump, SS eductor delivery system, 120-ft. booms, BoomTrac auto level system, wheel slip control, Xenon HID field lights, radar speed sensor, row crop fenders. #16014147. (1)............CALL 2013 John Deere 4830 self-propelled, deluxe operator system, 420/80R46 R1W tires, 100-ft. booms, single shoot, 20” nozzles, BoomTrac auto level, traction control, auto air spring leveling, row crop fenders, Zenon HID field lighting, wheel motor shields, 284 hours. #16014149. (1)...............CALL 2012 John Deere 4940 self-propelled, 480/80R50 tires, high flotation solution pump, JD link ultimate-1 YR, SS eductor delivery system, 120-ft. booms, 20” nozzles, BoomTrac auto level system, inject foam markers, wheel slip control, Xenon HID lighting, RH & LH fence row nozzles, row crop fenders. #16014146. (3).............................................CALL

2009 John Deere 4930 self-propelled with 480/80R50 tires, high flow pump, SS eductor system, 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, BoomTrac auto level, foam marker, wheel slip control, auto air level, Zenon HID lights, AM/FM/CD/ WB, fence row nozzles, wheel motor shields, fenders, engine start aid, block heater, 5-body nozzles. #16014092. (3)........................................ $265,000 2008 John Deere 4830 1000 gallon, 100ft. booms, radar, auto air spring level system, traction control, boom return T height, on board air system, row crop fenders, hydraulic tread adjust AT ready. #16014141. (3).... $192,000

2007 John Deere 4930 commercial, 1200 gallon tank, 120-ft. booms with BoomTrac Pro automatic leveling system, 480/80R50 tires with fenders, Greenstar GS2 display, AutoTrac ready, auto air spring level system, HID Xenon lighting. #16014111. (1)..CALL 2006 John Deere 4920 self-propelled sprayer, 120-ft., 20” spacing, Norac boom sensing, wheel slip control, auto air spring level system, row crop fenders, radar speed sensor, full boom break-away, fence row nozzles, Xenon HID field lighting, Auto Trak ready. #16014140. (2).................... $125,000

2007 Apache AS1010 boom leveling, 96-ft. booms, EZ-Steer, 20” nozzle spacing, Raven SCS 4400, 320/90R38 front, 320/90R50 rear duals, 850 gallon poly tank, 5 boom sections. #16014122. (1).................... $131,000 2011 Top Air 120-ft., 1600 gallon with Envizio Pro AutoSteer, AutoBoom shutoff and auto height control. #16014143. (4).......................................... $72,000

D L SO

2001 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. suspended boom, 3 set of nozzles, clean load. #16014101. (3)............. $23,000 1998 Summers 90 W0723W 2-pt. sprayer, 500 gallon, 80-ft. booms. #16014135. (3)............................................. $5000 Summers 120-ft., 1000 gallon pull type sprayer. #16014132. (4)............ $5000

2001 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. suspended booms, 1000 gallon tank, 200 gallon rinse tank, clean load system, rinse wand system. #16014133. (4).$23,500 Brandt QF2500 100-ft., 1500 gallon with dual boom. #16014116. (4)...... $6000

Loftness 3-pt. hitch, 9-ft., 13/4”, 1000 PTO. #16007398.................................$2000

GRAIN VACS

NEW Rem VRX 14’10” auger discharge height, 85 hp tractor requirement, 7” flexible stainless steel hose. #13004041................................. CALL NEW Rem 3700 up to 10,000 bushels per hours, 160 hp - 180 hp required. #13004032. (4)........................... CALL

2 0 0 7 Wa l i n g a 6 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 P TO. #16009222..............................$15,500

3-pt Hitch Equipment

SOLD

2012 Frontier AP13G pallet fork. #13009122............................... $1400 2013 Frontier AP13D pallet fork. #14401873............................... $1500 2012 Frontier AP12K pallet fork. #14401774............................... $3500 2012 Frontier AB13G round bale spear. #14401866............................... $1050 2012 Frontier AB13G round bale spear. #14401867............................... $1050

2013 Frontier RB2284 7-ft. rear blade. #13009051............................... $2500 2013 Frontier RB2284 7-ft. rear blade. #13009120............................... $2500 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009201............................... $2400

2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009209............................... $2400 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009208............................... $2400 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009200............................... $2400 2004 Frontier 1208TM heavy duty 8-ft. rotary tiller, 1000 PTO. #16007440. (1)............................................. $6500 Leon 1020 10-ft. dozer. #16010038. (4)... . ............................................... $4500

Danuser F8 post hole digger with hydraulic down pressure. #16010050. (1)..$900

406-228-2496 or 800-428-2496 Glasgow, MT (1) 406-765-1531 or 800-443-9447 Plentywood, MT (2) 406-485-2145 or 800-521-5800 Circle, MT (4) 406-787-6201 Culbertson, MT (3) Check out our website: www.fesmt.com

After Hours Sales:

TILLAGE

NEW Rem 24-ft. harrow cart, 5/8” heavy duty harrows, hydraulic wing lift. #13004037..............................$10,500 Massey-Ferguson 18-ft. offset disk. #16004073................................. $3200

2008 Summers suspended boom, 133-ft., 1500 gallon tank, JD GS2 compatable components, remote sprayer control, electric shut off agitation kit, 5-ball plumbing, 200 gallon rinse tank, wash wand with 80-ft. hose. #16014112...... . ............................................ $52,000 2005 Summers Ultimate 100-ft. booms, 1500 gallon, windscreens, 200 gallon rinse tank, wash wand, clean load system. #16014137. (3)......... $35,000 2005 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, triple nozzle bodies, rate controller, new boom shut off valve. #16014139. (4).. $29,000 2002 Summers Ultimate 90-ft., 18.4x38 tires, 1500 gallon, bottom fill, 200 gallon rinse tank, triple nozzle, clean fil windscreens, tip lift, 5 section plumbing. #16014136. (4)............... $21,000

NEW Schulte RDX117 13/4” - 20 spline yoke shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010035. (2)............................................$21,000 NEW Schulte RDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010033. (1)........................$15,000 NEW Schulte RDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010032. (2)........................$15,000 NEW Schulte RDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010031. (1)........................$15,000 NEW Schulte SDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010027. (2)........................$12,500 2009 Schulte RDX110 13/8” yoke, heavy duty chute, hydraulic kit for chute deflector. #16007470. (3)..................$13,000

John Deere

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Rob Campbell, Salesman 406-942-0543; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Plentywood: DJ. Dixon, Salesman 406-480-3512 Circle: Mike Haynie, Store Manager/Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Shad Haber, Salesman, 406-941-2424 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118

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Farm Boy Unloader To auger grain is a simple and familiar task! To auger grain out of a bag with maximum efficiency is a uniquely different task. The RENN Farm Boy unloader with its volumetrically balanced grain transfer box easily moves grain into the 14” boost auger.

Whether you want to move grain from a truck to an air cart or from a storage system to a transport truck, a Field GrainBelt can move large quantities with the powerful combination of speed, gentleness and versatility.

grain bag unloader

IN STOCK

Remote Control Bin Lids

Enables you to open your bins from ground level

Snowblower Sale

Rebate coupons will be redeemable on all Meridian products not just augers.

10% off

NO TRADE INVENTORY CLEARANCE ~ USED ~

SALE ITEMS - $AVE

Sakundiak 8x52, 24 hp Onan, W.H. self-propelled kit, hydrualic, flight (new flighting and winch). Was $12,000..........................................SALE $9500 Sakundiak 7x46, 20 hp Onan, W.H. self-propelled kit, E-Kay sweep. . ...............................SALE $9500 Sakundiak 10x39, 24 hp Onan, W.H. self-propelled kit, electric clutch. Was $12,000..SALE $11,000 Sakundiak 12x85 auger, reverser, Ag remote hopper mover. Was $18,000..................  SALE $16,000 Farm King 10x60 swing away with reverser...Was $7500............................................. SALE $7000 Farm King 13x70 auger, reverser, hopper mover kit, HD PTO shaft, Was $10,000.......... SALE $8500 Farm King 84” finish mowers. ............. SALE $1600 Tebben HD 84” HD rotary mower, new blades. ........ ....................................................... SALE $2000 Batco 13x75 belt conveyer with hydraulic swing....... Was $19,500................................ SALE $17,500 Farm King 6640 grain vac (demo). Was $29,315..... .................................................... SALE $23,450 Onan engine 24 hp................................ SALE $800

With the capacity to load a 1000-bushel trailer in about 7 minutes, the Loftness GL-10 Grain Bag Unloader out-performs the competition not only in speed but in ruggedness and consistency. Stable site-to-site transportation, fast set-up, easy operation and straight forward maintenance make the GL:10 GBU an indispensable part of your grain bag storage strategy.

Degelman 51-ft. roller. SN#4245.................... $37,000 Degelman 64-ft. roller. SN#4789.................... $55,000 Degelman 64-ft. roller. SN#4900.................... $60,000

~ NEW ~

2- Meridian (Sakundiak) heavy duty 8x46 augers, 27 hp Kohler, electric clutch, W.H. auger mover...Reg. $16,321..........................................SALE $14,500 1- Meridian (Sakundiak) heavy duty 8x46 auger, 27 hp Kohler, electric clutch, E-Kay auger mover with power steering...Reg. $18,599........SALE $16,000 1- Brandt 8x40 belt drive standard auger...Reg. $5100................................................SALE $4100 1- Wheatheart Heavy Hitter post pounder, trailer mounted...Reg. $14,300.................SALE $12,200 1- Wheatheart post hole auger with 12” bit...Reg. $2550................................................SALE $2200 1- Degelman 3500 12-ft. dozer blade for frontend loader...Reg. $7400...........................SALE $6300 3- Honda 24-hp engine with muffler. Each...Reg. $1950................................................SALE $1650 3- Outback S3 units. Each...Reg. $3990.SALE $3000

ALL In Stock snowblowers during October and November ONLY!

Whether you are looking for a PTO-driven model for a tractor or a hydraulic model for a skid steer, we have you covered!

GrainVac Pile Driver

Make clean-up quick with the Brandt GrainVac Pile Driver- the fast, easy way to move a pile of grain. The Pile Driver works like a bin sweep to pull grain steadily up to the MaxFlo nozzle. The short hose on the vac, combined with a steady flow of grain allows the GrainVac to operate at high capacity. Hydraulic control lets you level the arm appropriately across the pile whether you are on perfectly level ground or not. Features: • Tilt Cylinder • Flight Breakaway System • Flight Speed Control Available Attachments: • 3.5-ft. Pile Driver Extensions

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FORAGE HARVESTER FOR SALE 1982 New Holland 1900 forage harvester, Cat 3306 engine, extra new parts, excellent shape. 2345 hours............................................ $15,000 obo LOOKING TO BUY - Gehl 970 feed box trailer. Phone (406) 357-3730, Lloyd, Montana

COMBINES FOR SALE

2005 John Deere 9860 serial # 711713, 2309 engine hours, 1666 separator hours, stored inside, new small wire concaves, new 42” Firestone radial drive tires rated at 11,000 #’s each, 435 bushel Mauer grain tank extension, heavy duty variable speed feeder house, Xenon lighting, Touch Set chaffer and sieve adjustment, deluxe header height sensing, Dial-A-Speed reel control, Contour Master feeder house, 22.5’ high capacity unloading auger, new blades in the chopper. This is a clean, field ready machine.... $165,000 obo

1976 John Deere 7700 serial # 236836, 3137 actual hours with a 224 header, hydrostatic drive with turbo diesel, excellent condition, recently balanced chopper with good blades and new stationary knives, chaff spreader. The chopper swings away for easy windrowing while still spreading the chaff, ice cold air conditioner, 24.5/32 drive tires and 11.2/24 steering tires, always stored inside. All belts excellent. This combine is clean and field ready.... $15,000 obo

Call 406-266-3097, Cory Davis, Townsend, MT

Wishing all of our friends and customers a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Livestock Rations

• Weaning & replacement heifer rations. • All-natural cow cake (Pre-order Discounts) • Bull rations • Horse feeds • Ground custom rations Use your grain or ours, we’ll work with you.

• 4-H rations

LOOKING TO BUY

UFeed barley UFeed Oats UFeed Corn UAustrian Peas USeed Oats

Phone 406-378-2112 – After hours: Roger Terry 406-378-3220

Overcoming adversity!

By Mark Britzman, SDSU Mental Health Specialist Life is often challenging and situational adversity is inevitable. We cannot control many hardships, including natural disasters such as snowstorms, tornadoes, flooding or droughts. Although these situations seem to be uncontrollable, it is important for families to recognize that they do have some control! What can a family do to be better able to handle these disasters? First, families need to work together to become a resilient family. Resilient families are families that are able to “bounce back” from a crisis and use their strengths to meet life’s challenges in a positive manner. Resilient families acknowledge that change is a part of life and avoid seeing a crisis as impossible to overcome. It is important for families to understand we cannot control everything in life, but we can learn to control how we react to challenges within our life. Ironically, real and perceived stress is not something you want to fight or flee. Research indicates that even at high levels, stress can often create greater mental toughness, deeper relationships, heightened awareness, new perspectives, a sense of mastery, and greater appreciation of life and the blessing you do have. These benefits, however, necessitate a positive mindset and look at the situation from a different perspective. The following can help you and family overcome adversity: • It’s perfectly normal to have negative emotions and they are impossible to pretend they don’t exist. It is possible, however, to view unpleasant feelings as a warning sign that is trying to alert you to make healthier choices. You can literally allow these feelings to flow in and out through deep breathing, physical activity, prayer, meditation or any other way to experience and then let go of fear, insecurity, anger, etc. • Try to catch your negative self-statements and rumination about worse case possibility and then divert and modify your behaviors. • Remind yourself of the things you are grateful for on a daily basis. • Ensure that you nourish body, mind, and soul with healthy nutrition throughout entire day in three-hour increments if possible and allow your body to recover after long periods of physical activity. • Try to focus on the positive aspects of your daily experience. • Helping your neighbor is not only a wonderful gift to them but also has numerous mental health benefits. • Be reminded of other hardships you have overcome although probably not easily. Ineffective ways of coping include but are not limited to the following: Thinking about worse possible scenario, allowing anger to linger, looking for short-term mood enhancers (e.g., drinking alcohol, etc.), and taking frustration out on others via negativity and power and control. It is sad when bad things happen to good people. However, just as in past generations, we must keep hope alive and realize that almost all adversity can be overcome with a more productive attitude, perspective, and focus on what you can control. Lastly, ensuring healthy relationships with family, friends and community are life’s biggest predictor of a happiness and sustained joy.

Bulletin explores biodiesel from camelina

By University of Wyoming Extension Producers should consider the meal production rather than the oil production when deciding whether or not to produce on-farm biodiesel from camelina, according to a new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension. “There are many factors farmers should take into account before making a significant investment,” said bulletin author Thomas Foulke, senior research scientist in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “The investment parameters are similar to any other enterprise; but instead of profit, cost savings is the principle measure of success.” The amount of meal produced shows producers should consider primarily meal disposition, rather than oil production, in this enterprise and be sure to have sufficient livestock resources available to consume the meal, he said. “Is Biodiesel from Camelina Right for You?,” B-1249, is available for free download by going to www.uwyo.edu/ ces and clicking on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Type the bulletin title or number in the search field.

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The perfect gentleman

A man and his administrative assistant went on a business trip. When they reached the hotel, they found it was overbooked and there was only one available room. “Anita,” the man said. “I know this is not ideal, but I think we can make it work. I’m a happily married man–you can trust me to be a perfect gentleman.” As it turned out, the heater in the room was broken, and Anita asked David to get her an extra blanket. David fetched a blanket from the closet and then climbed into his own bed. About ten minutes later, Anita said, “I’m still freezing. Can you get me another blanket?” Again David got up and got another blanket. Just as he had settled in under his covers and was drifting off to sleep, he heard, “David, I can’t stop shivering. Would you get me another blanket?” David, replied, “Anita, I’m tired, and you won’t let me go to sleep. Do you think it would be okay for me to treat you as my wife tonight?” Anita was shocked at this inappropriate suggestion from her boss, and she began protesting just as David continued, “Just shut up and get your own blanket!”

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab with 31,000 miles!!! Call Now!

Just In 2007 Ford F150 XLT supercab 4x4!!! Super nice truck!

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. 2013 Dodge Durango Crew AWD! Save THOUSANDS over new!!!

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab, 4x4. GREAT RUNNING inexpensive 4x4!!!!

JUST IN!! SUPER nice 2006 Cadillac Escalade 4x4. Loaded up! This one is AWESOME!!

WHY PAY MORE? Honesty, integrity, great service and great prices!!! On every new one we sell. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee! Loaded up with leather! GREAT running vehicle!

JUST IN! 2008 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4! Just in time for winter!!

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Only $8995 - Yes, its got 2 dents.

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4! Hard to find!!! 2007 Ford Expedition 4x4. 2005 Chevrolet 1500 4x4.

2013 Ford F150 XLT super crew! Factory Warranty!!!

WHY PAY MORE? New Dodge Darts in Stock!!! No gimmicks! No add on stickers! No doc fees! Just Honesty, Integrity, Great Service and Great Prices.

2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited with all the toys including TV/DVD.

2003 Cadillac Escalade with only 85,000 miles.

2011 Ford F150 XLT supercrew.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ!! ALL the options on this one!! Local owner.

Low miles on this used 2013 Dodge Dart!!!

1992 Ford F150 supercab 4x4 - CHEAP!!

2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

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Toll-free 1-800-800-2299, local 406-873-2200 – 23 West Railway, Cut Bank, MT Website: www.northernchrysler.net E-mail: northernchryslerinc@yahoo.com

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2005 Freightliner Classic day cab, 475 hp, Cat C-13, 10 speed, 3.73 rears, 2 line wet kit, 410,000 miles................$30,000

2005 International Cummins ISX 425 hp, 10 speed, 64” sleeper, 3.55 rears. Cummins recon with only 245,540 miles.$29,000

2003 Volvo ISX 500 hp, 600,000 miles on Cummins rebuild, 13 speed, mid roof sleeper, virgin tires, AliArc bumper.......$22,900

1999 Kenworth W900 Cat 3406E 550 hp, 18 speed, double bunk, 11R24.5 virgin drives, near new brakes....................$29,500

2004 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX 525 hp, 10 speed, virgin tires, long fifth wheel slide 7’6”, 422,000 miles on engine overhaul................................$33,900

1998 Freightliner FL70 service truck, welder, air compressor, crane on 11-ft. service bed......... ......................................$29,500

2003 Mack CH613 Mack 460 hp, Eaton 18918 18 speed, 46,000 lb double lockers, all aluminum wheels................$24,900

Baling corn stover

(Only 3 Left!) 2004 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood Cat C15 475 hp with paperwork for engine overhauls, 252” wheelbase, all aluminum 22.5 wheels, 23” diameter dual 120 gallon tanks, 3.55 rears, American Class interior, 63” sleepers, 3 with 10 speeds... your choice.. $37,500 one with a 13 speed............................................................... $41,900

2008 Peterbilt 388 flat top, Cummins ISX 550 hp, 18918 18 speed, steerable lift axle, nice 11R22.5 Michelin tires, 208,000 miles on engine and transmission, 846,000 total miles, over $37,000 invested in 2012, Herd bumper, FlexAir suspension....... ......................................$72,000

2005 Freightliner Columbia tri-drive grain truck, 24-ft. box, 14.0L Detroit, 10 speed. ONLY 171,000 miles!...............$56,000

2003 Kenworth T800 crude oil tank truck, Cat C-15 (6NZ) 475 hp with 80,000 miles on overhaul by Westlie Truck Center in April 2011, 13 speed, 2 compartment 5000 gallon Beal tank.... $42,500

2006 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX 475 hp, 10 speed, sp40 3.70 ratio, 60” removable sleeper, Tru-Flo wet kit,11R22.5 tires on all aluminum wheels....... ......................................$45,000 2000 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood Cat 3406E 550 hp, 18918 18 speed, steerable lift axle with new bushings, new cap drive tires and new steer tires, American Class interior...........................$32,500

1996 International Detroit 430/470 hp, 10 speed, nice caps 11R22.5, good truck......$15,000

2005 Freightliner Classic 14L Detroit, 10 speed, mid roof sleeper, 830,000 miles...$32,500

1986 International dump truck, 16-ft. box, Cummins NTC-350, 13 speed, lift axle and pintle hitch.... ......................................$18,500

2000 Freightliner FLD112, Cummins M-11, 10 speed, nice virgin tires, AliArc bumper, sharp truck...............................$15,000 2001 Western Star Cat 3406E, 13 speed, nice bumper/grille guard, all aluminum, dual air cleaners, dual exhaust, 400,000 miles on motor...............$27,500

2007 Yamaha Phazer long track, only 800 miles...................$4200

Champ All Terrian forklift, Ford straight six, 6000#, side shift, tall mast............................$9500

Engines

Truck Defender Bumpers IN STOCK!!

(1) W900A Premium........$3395 (1) W900B or W900L Premium.. .........................................$3395 (1) Peterbilt 379 Premium......... .........................................$3395 (1) Peterbilt 379 Medium, 3” bars and open uprights.....$3195 (1) T800 03 and older......$2795

Cummins N14’s, BCII 400, BCIII 350   & 400, BCIV 400, M11’s Cat C15’s, 3406E’s, 3406B’s Cat 3054 Serial #5YS.............$3200 Cat MXS69658 475-hp...........$7500 Detroit 6V53T........................$5500 Detroit 60’s Volvo VED7C 275 hp..............$4000 We have a large selection of used parts

Steerable lift axles Hendrickson Paralift with axle.....$3800

2000 Freightliner day cab, Detroit 430 hp, 13 speed, 234” wheelbase, 17’8” frame, good virgin tires, 639,000 miles..$17,500

Reman Crankshafts

Cat 3406E......................... $1250 Cat 3406B........................ $1050 Cummins N14.................. $1500 Cummins 855 BC/SC........ $900 Cat C12............................ $1200 Also available ISX, L10, M11, DT466, C15, Det 60 series

1983 International dump truck, Cummins NTC 400 hp, 10 speed, non-steerable lift axle, good 11R24.5 tires, 16-ft. box.............. ......................................$12,500

2000 Kenworth W-900 Detroit 430/470, 13 speed, aero cab...... ......................................$25,000

Transmissions and Differentials

Set of 23160 46K double lockers, 4.56 ratio...................... $3900 Freightliner air suspension with 23160 double lockers, 3.73 ratio.............................. $5500 RTLO16913....$3000 ($1500 core) RTO14613........................... $1500 Most 9, 10, 13 and 15 speeds.CALL Rockwell, Eaton, Spicer, IH differentials - most ratios available

ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS WITH EXCHANGE

BELLY DUMPS AND OTHER TRAILERS JUST IN!

1997 Ranco 35-ft. triple axle belly dump.....................$21,500

1978 Load King hydraulic belly dump, very straight, never hauled boulders, lined with plastic......................................$9500

1981 Timpte 36-ft double bottom belly dump, clean old trailer. .........................................$9500

1969 Timpte double belly dump trailer.................................$7500

1984 Polar aluminum tank trailer, 8000 gallon, 25 psig design pressure, DOT specification MC-307 AL, pump and hydraulic motor.... .........................................$8500

1997 Flowboy quad axle, 18ft. end dump pup, 1st axle is a steerable lift axle, 425 65R22.5 tires, all aluminum wheels, 21-ft. from box to end of tongue

1974 Fruehauf 27-ft. end dump trailer, frame type, spring suspension, 11R22.5 tires, Dayton wheels..............................$7900

(Only 2 Left) 28-ft. storage trailers, roll up door, good tires and brakes. Your choice.......... $2750 & $3250

1977 Beal aluminum 4 axle pup tank, water tested by Polar trailers..................................$14,500

1992 Western 45’x96” flat bed, aluminum steel combination, close tandem, tool box......$6900 1988 Guthrie livestock trailer, 48-ft.x102”, road side doors......... .........................................$9500

1999 Custom Built end dump pup, 11-ft. box, good tires and brakes...............................$4900

T H E

1997 Cornhusker 45x102 hopper trailer, ag hoppers, 8-ft. sides, 11R/24.5 tires on aluminum wheels, new brakes........$22,500

1998 Great Dane 53-ft. x102” dry van, swing doors, air ride suspension........................$5500

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3145 N. Frontage Road – Billings, MT

INC.

By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota With a local feed shortage, livestock producers are seeking alternative forages. With corn acreage on the rise, corn stover provides another viable option to fill the feed shortage gap. In most fields, corn residue is tilled into the soil or left on the soil surface, but some livestock producers are harvesting corn residue for use as feed or bedding. However, the removal of crop residue on a regular basis will ultimately reduce soil organic matter, which decreases soil productivity. This is especially true if other sources of carbon are not returned to the soil. Soil organic matter represents decaying plant and animal residues, microscopic soil organisms that decompose plant and animal residues, and substances that are released by these organisms into the soil. Indeed, soil organic matter is the key to productive soils. Soil organic matter is a measure of soil productivity for a variety of reasons. Soil organic matter is a vital source of nutrients that will be slowly released over time; it promotes aggregation of soil particles which improves the water holding capacity and water infiltration; and it decreases the potential for erosion and allows the soil to be tilled with less horsepower. Indeed, soil organic matter is the key element in soil productivity and farm profitability. When feed inventory is low, the short term need for additional forage will likely take priority over the long term need to maintain soil organic matter. Thus, a reasonable goal is to understand the issue and try balance short term needs with long term soil quality. Corn stover provides the opportunity to balance both, but it’s not without its challenges. Corn stover is difficult to bale and difficult to capture the entire amount after grain harvest. The amount of stover available will vary widely depending on corn growth and grain harvest method. As a general rule, there may be 4-6 bales (1200 lb.) of stover after grain harvest. Baling without raking may capture about half of that stover, while raking will improve the yield to 65%, and chopped stalks coupled with raking may remove up to 80% yielding 3-5 bales/acre. Again, this will vary depending on crop yield. When corn stover is removed from the field, future soil nutrients are also removed from the field. Eventually, these nutrients will need to be replaced in order to maintain soil productivity. Corn residue is a source of many nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, copper, manganese and zinc. When calculating the cost of removing residue, growers should consider the fertilizer costs for replacing the nutrients removed with the residue. The primary fertilizer replacement costs are typically phosphorus and potassium. But it’s not simply a matter of increasing fertilization in fields where residue is harvested to help replace some of the nutrients removed in the residue. It’s not that simple and applying more fertilizer will not compensate for the lost carbon. In agricultural fields, soil carbon levels are maintained by returning residue to the soil, rotating crops with pasture or perennials, or by adding organic residues such as livestock or green manure. If your rotation includes pasture, forage crops and the addition of manure, the removal of crop residue is less of a concern. According to Iowa State University, about 3.5 lbs. of P2O5 and 19.2 lbs. of K2O are removed with each 1200 lb. bale of stover. Based on today’s fertilizer prices at the Gully Tri Coop, that equates to $9.57/bale for just the phosphorus and potassium. If three bales per acre are removed, that adds up to $28.71 per acre in just P and K. There is nitrogen in the stover bale too, approximately 11 pounds, but this nitrogen is not readily available to the subsequent crop if the residue had been returned to the soil. It’s not lost but slowly becomes available over time as the residue decomposes. But if the stover is removed, that nitrogen is also lost from the field. So the nutrient removal costs are likely higher, but the actual amount is difficult to determine and seldom agreed upon. That is the short term cost, but don’t forget the long-term costs that are less definable, such as the impact of carbon removal on soil. Soil carbon and organic matter play a vital role in maintaining soil productivity. The next issue is forage harvest, which is more difficult and more expensive than harvesting hay. Assuming a yield of 3 bales per acre, the cost of harvesting corn stover is just over $41 dollars/acre, or $13.78/bale. This does not include moving or hauling bales from the field. If the field is chopped first, these costs increase by about $10 per acre or $3.33/bale. Corn stover is a course feed but cows find it palatable and will readily consume it. But the feed value is low and similar to other crop residues such as straw. TDN is typically continued on page c32

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2009 John Deere 4730

NEW

SPRAYERS

800 gallon • 100-ft. boom • GreenStar • Swath pro • Greenleaf tips • Dome • Only 1400 hours • Farmer owned

Buy or Lease To Own $29,984/yr - oac

Farmer to Farmer

Have been doing business with Frielings for years. Always great to deal with and service is exceptional. Joe Streit, Fort Benton, MT Owner of new Brandt 7500 grain vac

NEW

Ultimate Sprayer

• 1650 gallon • 100-ft. boom • 100 gallon rinse tank • Raven • 480 tire option • Adjustable axle • Windscreens • Tee-Jet tips • 3-way bodies

Buy or Lease To Own Only $10,763/yr - oac

Clean Used

Ultimate Sprayer

PRODUCTIVE

• 2400 gallon tank • 132-ft. boom • Suspension (tank & booms) • Duals • Floater tires • 100 gallon rinse tank • Operator rinse tank • Productive • Smart hitch ready • Stainless steel plumbing • Light package • Red or green • Stainless baffle • Dove tail boom design • Delivered and installed on your farm

Buy or Lease To Own Only

$17,792/yr - oac

Buy or Lease To Own Only

$15,123/yr - oac

• 1600 gallon tank • 120-ft. boom • Suspension • Rinse tank • Stainless steel plumbing • Light package • Red or green • Easy to run • Understand it can make you MONEY

Sprayer Pickup Mount • 1500 gallon • 100-ft. boom • Raven • 480 tires • No windscreens

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