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March 21, 2013 Issue 261-17-6

Nebraska ‘Living Lab’ for World Food Needs

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FFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13, 15-17, 19-20 College Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Weather Al Dutcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Country Living House Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

The Lighter Side Lee Pitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Markets Grains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Government Report Government Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Ag Management

Goal should be increasing livestock production Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub KEARNEY — Feeding a growing world population in the last century involved plowing new ground for crops and putting fences around new pastures or feedlots. Land and water resources seemed unlimited then, according to Ronnie

Green, University of Nebraska vice president and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources vice chancellor. That's not true today. So the progress made by U.S. farmers to harvest more from an acre of land and do it with fewer inputs must continue, Green said at last month's

Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney. He said the world population is estimated to grow by 2 billion to 2.5 billion by 2050 to a total of 9.3 billion people. Of that growth, 49 percent is expected in sub-Sahara Africa and 41 percent in eastern Asia. Continued on page 26

Nebraska Opens Trade Office in China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Livestock News Heartland Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Production News No-Till Notes: Dryland Budgets. . . 25

Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Gothenburg FFA Chapter’s Great Achievements and Activities Carson Messersmith, Gothenburg FFA Chapter Reporter The 2013 year is off to a very exciting and successful start for the Gothenburg FFA chapter. From Career Development Events (CDEs) to the annual FFA lock-in, the chapter has been rich with great achievements and activities. Almost the entire chapter has qualified to compete at State Convention in areas ranging from speaking events and all but a handful of CDEs. In January, members rang in the new year with proficiency and state degree applications. The chapter had many individuals apply, with projects from placements to beef and forage production, just to name a few. February brought more success

with both sets of district CDEs. Gothenburg first qualified a welding team and later added three more teams that same day. Two weeks later, more success was obtained as the Meats Evaluation team took first place and four more teams qualified for state. Also, in February, was the annual Gothenburg FFA lock-in. During the lock-in, students learned about the many facets of FFA. Eighth grade students were afforded a glimpse into the wonderful world of FFA. Also joining in the festivities were past and present state FFA officers. The week of February 18-23 was National FFA week as well as the Nebraska Cattleman's Classic. The FFA chapter participated in both of these events with various activities

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at the school all week, ranging from trivia questions to parliamentary procedure demonstrations for the elementary school. The chapter also sent several participants to the Cattleman's Classic in Kearney with a judging team and multiple beef exhibitors. Presently the chapter is focusing on the future. The month of March is being spent diligently working to prepare for state contests, with students coming in before and after school daily to practice. With over sixty students representing the Gothenburg FFA at State Convention, the chapter is hopeful that they will have a very strong showing at Lincoln and build on last year's success.

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average

Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 3/8/13

Nebraska Slaughter Steer 35-65% Choice, Live Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$129.25 124.27 128.00 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600# . . . . . . . . . . . .184.17 169.76 162.57 Med & Large Frame, 750-800 # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155.93 142.93 142.09 Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750# Carcass . . . . . . . . . .196.65 183.31 195.02 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84.98 84.77 71.95 Feeder Pigs, National Direct, 50#, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . .* * * Pork Carcass Cutout, 185#, 51-52% Lean . . . . . . . .84.55 82.44 79.04 Slaughter Lambs, Ch. & Pr.,Heavy, SD Dir. . . . . . . . .145.00 107.50 105.00 Nat. Carcass Lamb Cutout, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377.61 296.00 289.23

Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.07 Corn, No. 2, Yellow, Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.38 Soybeans, No. 1 Yellow Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.92 Grain Sorg. No. 2 Yellow, Dorchester, cwt . . . . . . . . .11.00 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, MN, bu. . . . . . . . . . .3.15

7.39 7.15 14.32 12.00 4.10

6.87 7.39 14.96 12.25 4.28

Hay (per ton) Alfalfa, Lrg. Sq. Bales Good to Prem., NE Neb. . . . .225.00 Alfalfa, Lrg. Rounds, Good, Platte Valley, . . . . . . . .145.00 Grass Hay, Lrg. Rounds, Premium, Neb., . . . . . . . . .100.00 Dried Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220.00 Wet Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76.00 * No market.

247.50 * 230.00 227.50 212.50 212.50 284.00 268.00 108.00 103.50


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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Weather

Weather Commentary Provided By Al Dutcher—UNL, State Climatologist

Al Dutcher Report

Allen Dutcher

Weather models continue to point toward an aggressive storm track for the Central Plains region during the next two weeks. It is time for these systems to produce in order to escape the likelihood of being on perpetual watch for weekly rainfall this summer in order to escape significant drought damage to warm season crops. It also appears that the below normal temperatures that have dominated eastern Nebraska the past 30 days are likely to break once April arrives. Week One Forecast, 3/23- 3/29: A surface low is projected to move from the Texas Panhandle to the lower Ohio river valley during the 3/233/25 time frame. Weather models indicate that accumulating snowfall is likely across southern Nebraska from during the overnight hours of 3/23 through the evening hours of 3/24. Snowfall accumulations will be dependent on air temperatures and could be limited initially by warm soil surfaces. There is the potential for 3-6 inches of snow south of the I-80 corridor, with accumulations dropping off to trace amounts near the South Dakota border. A weak Alberta clipper is projected to move southeastward

through the state on 3/27, and bring a slight chance for light rain and snow to the eastern half of the state. As the cold air sags southwestward, weather models indicate that there is potential for upslope flow conditions to develop on 3/28 across the Panhandle region. This precipitation shield is projected to slide rapidly east-southeast during the overnight hours and clear southeastern Nebraska during the morning hours of 3/29. If enough cold air exists at the surface, another accumulating snow event can be expected. High Temperatures: 3/23 (25 NW - 35 SE), 3/24 (22 N - 29 S), 3/25 (28 N - 37 S), 3/26 (32 NE - 41 SW), 3/27 (35 NE 46 SW), 3/28 (38 NE - 46 SW), 3/29 (35 NE - 42 SW). Week Two Forecast, 3/30 - 4/5: Weather models indicate that a brief warming trend will develop during the 3/30-3/31 period as a strong area of low pressure develops over the south central Rockies. The surface low will move into southeastern Colorado on 3/31 and slowly move to a position near Kansas City by the evening hours of 4/2. If this forecasted track verifies, widespread rain can be expected for Nebraska, with accumulating snowfall possible across the northwestern third of the state during the overnight hours. Rainfall is expected to end across southeastern Nebraska during the early morning hours of 4/3. High pressure begins to build into the central U.S. on 4/3 and usher in a long awaited warm up and clear skies that will last through the end of this forecast period. High Temperatures: 3/30 (42 NE - 55 SW), 3/31 (48 N - 57 S), 4/1 (35 NW - 50 SE), 4/2 (38 N - 44 S), 4/3-4/4 (42 NE - 50 SW), 4/5 (48 NE - 57 SW).

Learn About Tornadoes and Stay Safe! Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still. A cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado. The following are facts about tornadoes: They may strike quickly, with little or no warning. They may appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel.

The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 mph, but may vary from stationary to 70 mph. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land. Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months. Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., but can occur at any time. Educate Yourself! Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information. Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately. Source: tornadowatch.net

March 21, 2013

Weather Outlook

Western

Central

Eastern

Saturday, March 23

Saturday, March 23

Saturday, March 23

High: 28 Low: 16

High: 30 Low: 25

High: 34 Low: 27

Chance of Precip: 45%

Chance of Precip: 55%

Chance of Precip: 40%

Scattered Snow Showers Sunrise: 7:47 AM - Sunset: 8:07 PM

Snow

Sunrise: 7:32 AM - Sunset: 7:52 PM

Scattered Snow Showers

Sunday, March 24

Sunday, March 24

Sunday, March 24

High: 30 Low: 12

Sunrise: 7:22 AM - Sunset: 7:42 PM

High: 30 Low: 21

High: 34 Low: 25

Chance of Precip: 10%

Chance of Precip: 50%

Chance of Precip: 55%

Partly Cloudy

Scattered Snow Showers

Scattered Snow Showers

Monday, March 25

Monday, March 25

Monday, March 25

Sunrise: 7:45 AM - Sunset: 8:08 PM

Sunrise: 7:31 AM - Sunset: 7:53 PM

High: 32 Low: 16

Sunrise: 7:20 AM - Sunset: 7:43 PM

High: 32 Low: 19

High: 37 Low: 25

Chance of Precip: 10%

Chance of Precip: 10%

Chance of Precip: 20%>

Partly Cloudy

Sunrise: 7:44 AM - Sunset: 8:10 PM

Mostly Cloudy

Sunrise: 7:29 AM - Sunset: 7:54 PM

Isolated Snow Showers

Tuesday, March 26

Tuesday, March 26

Tuesday, March 26

High: 36 Low: 19

Sunrise: 7:19 AM - Sunset: 7:44 PM

High: 32 Low: 19

High: 36 Low: 25

Chance of Precip: 10%

Chance of Precip: 10%

Chance of Precip: 20%>

Partly Cloudy

Sunrise: 7:42 AM - Sunset: 8:11 PM

Mostly Cloudy

Sunrise: 7:27 AM - Sunset: 7:55 PM

Isolated Snow Showers

Wednesday, March 27

Wednesday, March 27

Wednesday, March 27

High: 34 Low: 27 Snow Flurries

High: 39 Low: 25 Partly Cloudy

High: 32 Low: 25 Scattered Snow Showers

Sunrise: 7:17 AM - Sunset: 7:45 PM

Sunrise: 7:40 AM - Sunset: 8:12 PM

Sunrise: 7:26 AM - Sunset: 7:56 PM

Sunrise: 7:15 AM - Sunset: 7:46 PM

Thursday, March 28

Thursday, March 28

Thursday, March 28

High: 39 Low: 32 Wintry Mix

High: 34 Low: 30 Snow

High: 32 Low: 25 Scattered Snow Showers Sunrise: 7:39 AM - Sunset: 8:13 PM

Sunrise: 7:24 AM - Sunset: 7:57 PM

Sunrise: 7:13 AM - Sunset: 7:47 PM

Friday, March 29

Friday, March 29

Friday, March 29

High: 36 Low: 27 Snow Flurries

High: 39 Low: 28 Snow Flurries

High: 36 Low: 28 Isolated Showers

Sunrise: 7:37 AM - Sunset: 8:14 PM

Sunrise: 7:23 AM - Sunset: 7:58 PM

Sunrise: 7:12 AM - Sunset: 7:48 PM

Saturday, March 30

Saturday, March 30

Saturday, March 30

High: 41 Low: 30 Snow Flurries

High: 43 Low: 27 Mostly Sunny

High: 37 Low: 28 Snow Flurries

Sunrise: 7:35 AM - Sunset: 8:15 PM

Sunrise: 7:21 AM - Sunset: 7:59 PM

Sunrise: 7:10 AM - Sunset: 7:49 PM

Sunday, March 31

Sunday, March 31

Sunday, March 31

High: 39 Low: 28 Snow

High: 34 Low: 28 Snow

High: 37 Low: 28 Snow

Sunrise: 7:33 AM - Sunset: 8:16 PM

Sunrise: 7:19 AM - Sunset: 8:00 PM

Sunrise: 7:08 AM - Sunset: 7:50 PM

Monday, April 01

Monday, April 01

Monday, April 01

High: 37 Low: 28 Snow

Sunrise: 7:32 AM - Sunset: 8:17 PM

High: 39 Low: 28 Snow Flurries

Sunrise: 7:18 AM - Sunset: 8:01 PM

High: 43 Low: 30 Snow

Sunrise: 7:07 AM - Sunset: 7:51 PM

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March 21, 2013

Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Country Living

Lost Bread for Breakfast Susan Hansen, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Colfax County Ever had lost bread for breakfast? You probably know it as French toast. The French term is “pain perdu” which translates to “lost bread.” It started as a way to use up stale bread. In fact, French toast works better if the bread is at least a couple of days old. The basic method of making French toast is to slice the bread, dip it in an egg-milk mixture and cook it. But the creativity comes within each step. French toast can be made with any type of bread -- sliced from loaves, English muffins, quick breads or croissants. Fresh bread is too moist, resulting in soggy French toast that falls apart. So use partially dried-out bread that will absorb the egg and milk mixture but won’t get soggy. For the egg dipping mixture, use a ratio of three eggs to one cup of milk. Using more eggs will result in a more dense and custard-like texture. Whole milk or half-and-half will give a richer flavor and texture. Low-fat or non-fat milk can easily be used for a lower fat alternative. Flavors such as vanilla or cinnamon can be added to the egg-milk mixture. Avoid adding too much sugar to this mixture since it can burn when cooking as well as adding empty calories. Cook the French toast one slice at a time, or if using a bigger pan, cook multiple slices but don’t let the slices touch. Covering the pan

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Luxury Living on a Single Level

will help ensure that the middle is cooked through. To keep individual slices warm, place them on a wire rack on a baking sheet in a warm oven. When serving, top with small pieces of fresh fruit instead of syrup. A dusting of powdered sugar is an easy way to dress up the French toast. Consider topping with toasted nuts, coconut or crushed cereal. French toast can also be savory by topping with shredded cheese, salsa and/or sauteed onions and peppers. Here is the basic French toast recipe. Use as is or be creative. The Classic French Toast 1 cup milk 1/4 cup flour 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 slices day-old firm white bread Butter In a shallow pan, whisk together milk and flour; whisk in eggs, vanilla and salt. Soak each bread slice in egg mixture for 10 to 20 seconds on each side, or until just soaked through. Heat a little butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Cover and cook soaked bread in the pan 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Makes 6 slices.

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House Style European French Country Ranch Bedroom Extras Private Patio/Deck Access Kitchen Extras Island Snack Bar Walk-in Pantry Foundation Type Slab Crawlspace Key Information 3,423 Square Feet Beds: 4 Baths: 3 ½ Stories: 1 Garage Bays: 2 Width: 112' Depth: 81' Room Summary Great / Gathering Room Den / Study Laundry Room - First Floor Special Features Cabinets Formal Dining Room - Butlers Pantry Fireplace

LAND LISTINGS 37 Acres Seward Co. Crop Ground Southeast of Seward, NE 176 Acres Lancaster Co. Dry Crop Ground, South of Lincoln, NE 57 Acres Seward Co. Pasture & CRP Ground, South of Pleasant Dale, NE 78 Acres Lancaster Co. Southeast of Pleasant Dale, NE

Kevin Laska 402-750-3197 ***SOLD***160 Acres Howard Co. Crop & Pasture Ground, Southwest of Wolbach, NE ***SOLD***110 Acres Lancaster Co. Dryland Crop Ground, West of Emerald, NE 57 Acres Lancaster Co. CRP Ground, West of Emerald, NE 70 Acres Otoe Co. Combination Property, Limestone Quarry, Hunting paradise, Pasture w/Buildings, East edge of Douglas, NE

Ron Stock 402-649-3705 82 Acres Merrick Co. Crop land, Southeast of Clarks, NE

Mark Stock 402-276-2077 644 Acres Dawson Co. Selling in 2 Tracts www.Bigron.com 4-10-13

Ron Stock 402-649-3705 or Rex Mahoney 402-649-1816 161 Acres Merrick Co. Irrigated & Pasture Ground, East of Clarks, NE Certified Irrigated Acres Call for Details!! 360 Acres Scottsbluff Co. Pasture Ground, North of Lake Minatare 178 Acres Nance Co. CRP Ground w/Development possibilities, Northeast of Belgrade, NE 64 Acres Nance Co. Pasture / Recreation Ground, East edge of Belgrade, NE

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Rex Mahoney 402-649-1816 700 Acres Custer Co. Pasture Ground, Between Taylor & Burwell, NE ***SOLD***150 Acres Buffalo Co. Dryland Crop Ground, Northwest of Riverdale, NE 80 Acres Greeley Co. Dryland Farm Ground, Southeast of Greeley, NE 160 Acres Platte Co. Dry Cropland, Northwest of Monroe, NE

John Buhl 402-649-3750 or Don Kaiser 308-750-2785 371 Acres Loup/Blaine Co. Selling in 2 Tracts www.BigIron.com 3-29-13

Wayne Slingsby 308-870-1594 33 Acres Platte Co. Combination farm, Crop & Pasture Ground, Southeast of Creston, NE 135 Acres Howard Co. Pasture Ground, North of Cotesfield, NE 200 Acres Holt Co. Pivot irrigated Crop Ground, Northeast of O’Neill, NE

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - The Lighter Side

March 21, 2013

• IT’S THE PITTS by Lee Pitts • Nora and Grace by Lee Pitts

On most days I can look out the back windows of my house and see two ducks that mean the world to me. They are not your typical ducks in that they have taken up permanent residence in our yard, never fly away when the weather doesn’t agree with them, despite the fact that I hardly ever feed them, and they don’t leave behind any messes. They are the perfect pets. Did I mention they are also made of concrete? I’m fortunate in that I got to know two of my great-grandmas. I loved them both dearly and so when their possessions were scattered to the four winds I grabbed the concrete ducks that sat in each of their respective yards. Every time I see them a smile creeps across my face and I’m reminded of the special occasions when my mom’s family would gather at our house and my two great-grandmas, Nora and Grace, would sit three feet apart and not say a word to each other. If a tarantula would have been crawling down Grace’s face Nora wouldn’t have said a word. I don’t think it was so much that they didn’t like each other; I have no concrete evidence of that. (Well, maybe I do!) It’s just that they came from different worlds and had nothing in common. It’s unreal how much each duck mirrors their namesake. Nora the Duck is larger than your average duck and dwarfs Grace the Duck. Grandma Nora wasn’t fat, mind you, she was just a large woman, big boned,

with arms that looked like she could out arm wrestle a blacksmith. Diminutive Grace, frail as a China doll, has a chipped beak, and looks like she could break in two at any minute. So too did her her namesake. Grandma Nora was a hardy, plainspoken country gal from hardworking farm and oilfield folk. She had an orchard before moving into town later in life where she lived in a small, tidy house down in the valley. I got the impression she didn’t have a lot of extra cash laying around. I can’t ever remember her being sick, doubt that she spent two days in a hospital in her life, and lived to be over 90 years old. She wasn’t what I’d call the jovial type but at least she’d wink at you once in awhile and I believe if this young teenager would have asked, she’d have given me a sip or two of beer after I mowed her lawn. Grandma Grace, on the other hand, was pure city person, if you can call a town of less than 10,000 a city. She was the dutiful high-society wife, married to the town mayor, fire chief and leading businessman. She was a big shot in the Eastern Star, lived high on a hill and wouldn’t say youknow-what if her mouth was full of it. She lived a much shorter life than Grandma Nora and I always thought, a much sadder one too. Even though she was a foot shorter, I got the impression that Grandma Grace looked

down her nose at Grandma Nora. It was almost palpable, as if Grace came from a higher caste. On holidays, which was the only time we dared put them in the same room, Grandma Nora would join in the penny-ante card games and would share a beer with Uncle Buddy. I’m quite sure this mortified Grandma Grace to no end. Grandma Grace was deeply religious, the daughter of a minister who built one of the first churches in town. And when I say “built,” I mean with his two hands. Grandma Nora, on the other hand, spent about as many days in church as she did in the hospital. Grandma Nora lived a frugal life and didn’t pay much when I mowed her lawn and weeded her rose garden. She was very particular about her yard and would inspect the job I did and always have a complaint, suggestion and occasionally even a compliment. Grandma Grace paid much better and seemed appreciative, but would not have come outside to inspect my work if the house was on fire. It’s spooky how much Grandma Nora and Grandma Grace were like the ducks of the same names. They remind me of country folks and city slickers who simply don’t understand each other. The city lady and the country gal, side by side in our yard, and they still haven’t said a word to one another in years.

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March 21, 2013

Nebraska Farm & Ranch

Easter Recipes

Easter Sunday Cheesecake

Crust 1/2 cup margarine, melted 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/4 cups ground graham crackers Filling 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice Topping 1 pint sour cream 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Sauce 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed (save juice) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon lemon juice Crust: Mix together melted margarine, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in 9x13 pan with fork to cover bottom evenly. Press down to form crust. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes. Filling: Beat cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice on high until whipped. Pour over crust. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Cool completely. Topping: Mix sour cream, sugar, and vanilla well. Pour on top of cheesecake. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes. Cool 6-8 hours or overnight. Sauce: Add enough water to reserved berry juice to make 3/4 cup of juice. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a 2-cup measuring cup; mix well. Stir in juice and lemon juice. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, until thick. Stir occasionally. Stir in fruit; cool completely. Pour over cheesecake and serve.

Easter Fruit Salad

1/2 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons orange marmalade 1/2 cup dried apricot , quartered 1 orange, grated zest and sectioned fruit 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed 4 pints strawberries, raspberries or blue berries In a large bowl combine orange juice, apricots, orange zest and sectioned oranges and pineapple. Wash berries, hull strawberries and half. Half any other large berries, otherwise leave whole. Toss berries with marinated fruit.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

1/4 lb butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 lbs. confectioners' sugar 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 20-23 ounces milk chocolate chips Mix the butter and cream cheese together. Add the confectionary sugar about 1 cup at a time, and mix well. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt, and mix until well-blended. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour. Form the peanut butter mixture into egg shapes, then refrigerate again for at least 1 hour. Melt the chocolate in a microwave oven or in a double boiler. Quickly place the eggs, doing one at a time, in the chocolate mixture to coat the bottom, then lift it with a thin spatula, and with a knife spread all along the sides and top of the egg. Arrange the chocolate coated eggs on a waxed paper lined tray, and allow the chocolate to harden. Place each peanut butter egg in a paper candy cup.

Easter Au Gratin Casserole

1 (32 ounce) package frozen southern style hash brown potatoes 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 (10 ¾ ounce) can cream of mushroom soup 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups cubed ham or cooked breakfast sausage 1 1/2 cups cooked broccoli florets 2 cups crushed corn flakes cereal 1/4 cup melted butter Stir together first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon potato mixture into a lightly greased 13x9inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with crushed cornflakes, and drizzle evenly with butter. Bake immediately, or cover & refrigerate overnight and bake in the morning. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until bubbly.

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Easter Hot Cross Muffins

1/2 cup raisins 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon clove 1/2 cup candied peel 1/2 cup chopped dried apricot 1 egg 1 cup low-fat milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla Glaze 1 1/4 cups sifted icing sugar 4 teaspoons orange juice Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour juice over top raisins. Microwave, covered, until hot, 1 minute. Set aside. Lightly coat or spray a 12-cup muffin tin or 9x5 inch loaf pan with oil. Using a fork, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt and cloves. Stir in raisin mixture, candied peel and apricots. In a medium-size bowl, whisk egg, then whisk in milk, oil, butter and vanilla. Pour over flour mixture. Stir just until mixed. Batter will be lumpy. Divide between muffin cups or scrape into loaf pan. Bake until a cake tester inserted into center of muffins or loaf comes out clean, 20 to 25 minute for muffins, 1 hour for loaf. Remove pan to a cooling rack. After 5 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on rack. Glaze: Stir sifted icing sugar with orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over cooled muffins in a criss-cross pattern to mimic hot cross buns, or spoon over loaf.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Government

March 21, 2013

A Trillion Dollar Tax Hike by Senator Deb Fischer

It was an historic week in the United States Congress. For the first time in 92 years, Congress began the budget-making process without first receiving a budget from the President. This effort was a necessary step given that the President’s budget has been delayed for over a month, despite legal requirements for a timely submission to Congress. Like many Nebraskans, I was initially encouraged by news that, after four years, Senate Democrats had finally agreed to work with Republicans to craft a budget. But I was disappointed to learn their plan, which was unveiled by Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.), includes $1.5 trillion in new taxes and no plan to balance the budget. I was also troubled to hear the president state balancing the budget is “not a priority.” Let me be clear: balancing the budget is a top priority for me. Over the past four years, the American people have seen $1.7 trillion in new taxes and $518 billion in new regulations – all while adding nearly $6 trillion to the national debt. Nebraskans know we must grow the economy, not the debt. Unfortunately, the budget released by Senator Murray was crafted without any Republican input and actually increases spending. In Nebraska when the Legislature had to cut funding to deal with revenue shortfall, we used the committee process to identify real spending cuts. Conversely,

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the Senate Budget Committee fashioned a vague, purely political document that fails to make any meaningful reductions. This is no way to produce a responsible budget, and I believe Nebraskans deserve better. A responsible budget does not continue out-ofcontrol federal spending; rather, it sets priorities and cuts wasteful spending. A responsible budget does not let Medicare and Social Security continue to slip toward insolvency; instead, it saves these programs for current retirees and future generations. A responsible budget does not hit America’s job creators with $1 trillion in new taxes; instead, it seeks to replace our antiquated tax code through comprehensive pro-growth tax reform. I am concerned the Budget Committee will likely attach binding instructions to the budget resolution requiring the Finance Committee to raise “revenue” (which we all know means more “taxes”) through the procedural tactic called “reconciliation” – the same procedure used to push ObamaCare through the Senate. As I’ve mentioned before, cherry-picking politically motivated, industry-specific tax credits or loopholes to pay for more government spending undermines our well-intentioned efforts to comprehensively reform the tax code. The American people deserve a simpler, fairer tax code and I believe there is, for the first time in many years, real momentum to get something

done on tax reform this year. The leaders of the tax-writing committees on both sides of the aisle have expressed a desire to move forward on tax reform. That is why I am so concerned about the Senate Democrats’ budget and its requirement to raise taxes without the needed tax reform to lower rates and broaden the base – the winning formula that we know was used for tax reform in 1986. Finally, I know many Nebraskans continue to express concern about the painful effects of sequestration, or those automatic, across-theboard spending cuts. While I believe we must cut wasteful spending, I also consider sequestration a bad idea. Instead, I support responsible replacement cuts, which make fiscal sense, reduce actual spending, and ensure government can continue to meet its core responsibilities. This week, I cosponsored an amendment to provide the Administration with the flexibility it claims it currently does not have to ensure “essential” federal employees continue to provide vital services, including meat inspections, control tower operations, defense operation, border security, and other core duties. I hope that this common sense amendment is adopted. I will continue to work with my colleagues – Republicans and Democrats – to make smarter, more careful spending cuts.

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Nebraska farmers are among the most efficient and productive in the world. Our producers have embraced new technologies and techniques to produce an abundance of crops, opening the door to increased trade and helping to feed the world. These advances have not only helped American agriculture thrive, but also play a critical role in meeting global food demands of the present and future. By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to swell to more than nine billion people. To feed this growing population scientists believe we will need to produce more food in the next 50-100 years than we have throughout most of human history. Meeting this demand will require extraordinary efforts, especially considering it will have to be accomplished on the same amount of land (or less), and with fewer resources such as water. This effort will only be realized if farmers around the world continue to increase their yields. Farmers in Nebraska and across the heartland have led the way by utilizing new techniques, irrigation technologies, and crop sciences to grow more crops with less land, water, and fertilizer. Ryan Weeks, who serves on my Agriculture Advisory Council, raises popcorn, commercial

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corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and prairie hay in central Nebraska. Ryan is one of the many Nebraska farmers using high-tech irrigation tools and modified crops to produce more food at lower costs and greater quality on the same acreage settled by his great-great grandparents in 1892. Thanks to new technology, farmers such as Ryan are able to use computer systems to monitor moisture in the ground through sensors and only water the crops which need it. The entire system is tracked by satellite and can be monitored and controlled remotely through a tablet or smartphone. These advances help farmers manage their time and conserve water, reducing the cost of producing a crop and minimizing crop losses due to over- and under-watering. Currently, about 17 percent of farmland in the United States is irrigated. These areas, however, account for around 50 percent of total annual crop revenue. Another important development to improve productivity and efficiency are genetically modified and genetically engineered crops. While modified foods are nothing new — humans have been cross-pollinating plants to create better crops for thousands of years — science is now helping us

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to create improved versions of these plants which require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides. To encourage further advances, federal policy should compliment, not undermine, innovation. This means ensuring our regulatory structures are efficient and based on sound science. We also must ensure our trading partners recognize our products as safe and nutritious based on internationally recognized standards. We must also ensure lawmakers are knowledgeable and informed on agriculture issues to make sure we get the policy right. As cochairman of the House Modern Agriculture Caucus, I have held numerous briefings to educate members of Congress and staff on innovations in agriculture including biotechnology, water conservation, and animal welfare. As we recognize National Agriculture Week (March 17-23) we have much to celebrate and many challenges ahead. Knowing the work ethic and forward thinking of our producers combined with the exciting advances in agriculture, I am confident we will meet the food demands of our growing world.

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Getting in to see your doctor on short notice can be a headache. But imagine being required to schedule an appointment before you can use your own money to buy aspirin for a headache. Unfortunately, because of the new health care law, this is a reality for 33 million Americans who choose to budget for their health care expenses with a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA). Families with these accounts are now prohibited from using their own money, set aside specifically to cover healthrelated expenses, to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medication without a doctor’s prescription. In places like rural Nebraska, where health care practitioners are already in short supply, doctors cannot afford to have office schedules cluttered with unnecessary appointments to write prescriptions for standard painkillers, cold and flu medications and the like while folks with real health care needs are forced to take a number. The irony is the requirement was put in place to keep the health care law from appearing even more costly than it already does. And it’s not the only unwise change.

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Another health law provision kicked in this year, limiting FSAs to a mere $2,500 — again, a ploy aimed at making the $2.6 trillion health law look less costly at the expense of folks who plan ahead for their health care needs. Families that once used their FSAs to budget for their child’s braces, a process that could total $7,000, are now stuck searching for other ways to cover these expenses. This arbitrary cap is especially difficult for families who have children with special needs, whose tuition could be covered by an FSA. Specialized education for these children can cost up to $14,000 a year, well above the new FSA annual ceiling. These mandates are not fair to individuals and families who take the initiative to plan for their health care costs. That’s why, this week, I introduced a bill to eliminate these provisions in the health care law. The Family Health Care Flexibility Act restores the original function of these plans by eliminating the prescription requirements for OTC medications for HSAs and FSAs and removing the arbitrary FSA cap.

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Sadly, these changes are needed to restore flexibility and access in the wake of a law billed on exactly these ideas. Former Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in 2010 that Congress had to pass President Obama’s signature health care law “so you can find out what’s in it.” As we approach the third anniversary of the law’s enactment on March 23, Nebraskans continue to get a clearer picture of the harm being done by the rushed policies in this law. These are just a few examples of this law’s negative ramifications, with more likely to follow. Responsible individuals should be allowed to budget for their health expenses, an option they were stripped of to mask the health law’s skyrocketing price tag. This is one of the many reasons I opposed this law when it was first offered and voted numerous times to repeal or defund it after it passed. Responsible Americans should not be required to pay an unfair price for a law that falls well short of achieving its own goals.


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A Busy Spring for Northwest FFA Megan Moeller and Kasie Husman, Northwest FFA Chapter Members Northwest FFA members have been busy preparing for and competing in leadership and career contests since January. On January 23, members traveled to Aurora to compete in the district Leadership Skills Events. This year we had a Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure team, two Ag Demonstration Teams, two Creed Speakers, and a Junior Public Speaker. All members fared well and learned along the preparation trail. Northwest also had three members qualify to receive their Nebraska State FFA Degrees in February. Those members are Jessica Buettner, Chris Gleason and Baylee Laub.

National FFA Week was February 18-22 with many activities planned by the Northwest FFA Chapter. On Monday, members participated in the annual Labor Auction. The monies raised will go toward paying for members to attend state convention and banquet. Tuesday, members traveled to the Northwest District Feeder Schools and presented to fourth grade students on Nebraska agriculture and FFA. On Wednesday, FFA members served an appreciation luncheon to school staff and fellow FFA members. FFA week was cut short because of the snowstorm so we were not able to conduct Thursday’s and Friday’s activities. The chapter members had planned on a bowling night and Drive your Tractor to School Day.

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Red Cloud FFA Chapter’s 2012-2013 Overview Jamie Nikodym, Red Cloud FFA Chapter Reporter The Red Cloud FFA Chapter began a very successful year by attending many activities throughout the summer. The newly elected 2012-2013 officers – then consisting of President Jacob Nikodym, Vice President Anthony Weber, Secretary Katie McCleary, Treasurer Megan Ockinga, Reporter Jamie Nikodym, Sentinel Levi Vogler, Historian Bailey Lewis, Parliamentarian Wyatt Bell – attended COLT leadership training at the Leadership Center in Aurora. The Nebraska State Officer Team holds this three-day conference every year. Officers are kept busy attending all of the sessions and recreational activities. Many Red Cloud students competed in summer Livestock Judging events and did very well. This year at the annual Street Car Days celebration in Red Cloud the FFA chapter hosted their annual duck dive and fishing tournament. The also hosted Water Balloon wars and helped with the Scniner Rodeo. On September 19, 2012 in Beatrice, Nebraska, our chapter participated at District Range Judging. In the Senior Division, Jacob Nikodym received a blue ribbon. Tanner Rupprecht, Dylan Shannon and Blake Brumbaugh, received green ribbons. The senior team received Grand Champion. In the Junior Division, Wyatt Bell received a blue ribbon. The junior team received third place. On October 4, 2012, we took the senior team of Jacob Nikodym, Tanner Rupprecht., Blake Brumbaugh, and Dylan Shannon, as well as the junior Team of Jamie Nikodym, Garrett Vogler and Wyatt Bell to State Range Judging in Stanton, Nebraska. Garrett Vogler received a green ribbon. Red Cloud sent 33 students to the Land Judging Contest at McCool Junction Wednesday, October 3. There were a total of 289 contestants participating. Out of the 33 Red Cloud students participating, Red Cloud

brought home two purple, six blue, nine red, and four white ribbons. Blake Brumbaugh placed 4th with Garrett Vogler close behind with 5th place. Blue ribbons were awarded to Jamie Nikodym, Austin Tuckwood, Justin Shipman, Bailey Lewis, Levi Vogler and Lucas Watson, Receiving red ribbons were Katie McCleary, Regan Fisher, Nelson Manley, Tanner Rupprecht, Miles McDole, Evan Sunday, Alex Hof, Megan Ockinga and Alexandra Tuckwood. White ribbons went to Matthew Morris, Dylan Shannon, Chance Hersh and Colton Miller. In the Adult Division, Advisor Mr. Strickland brought home a 2nd place finish and Jacob Nikodym a 3rd place finish. Jacob was ineligible to judge with his fellow classmates as he won the State Land Judging contest last year, then competed and tied for second place in the National Competition. On Wednesday, September 31, a team consisting of Austin Tuckwood, Levi Vogler, Brady Schmitz, and Jamie Nikodym traveled to Beatrice, Nebraska, for the State Land Judging competition. These four students placed 3rd at the area land judging competition qualifying them to compete in state contest. Early Wednesday morning over 100 students arrived at a field just out side of Beatrice. These students spent the morning in four different “holes.” At these holes they determine the permeability and texture of the soil. At each hole there is also a slope to judge. Many hours of practice are put in, in order to know the correct way fill out cards, read capability charts, and determine the types of soil. After completing at the state competition the Red Cloud team ended up in 18th place. Jamie Nikodym placed 32nd and received a white ribbon. Austin Tuckwood placed 63rd just shy of a ribbon placing. Brady Schmitz and Levi Vogler placed 75th and 81st respectively. Eight students of the Red Cloud FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., October 24 through 27. For these students it was a week full of concerts,

sessions, hypnotist’s shows, a rodeo and a lot of new friends. The convention this year attracted students from all fifty states, along with Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands. It was a grand experience for all of the 54,000 students in attendance. This year Brittany Lewis and Shelby Peters received the American FFA Degree. This is the highest degree you can earn in the FFA and shows a lot of dedication and accomplishment in the organization. On November 7, several members of the Red Cloud FFA Chapter attended the district Livestock Judging in Hastings where they competed against 12 other schools. The senior Team, composed of Jacob Nikodym, Tanner Rupprecht, Dylan Shannon and Megan Ockinga, placed first out of 13 schools and 95 students competing in our district, qualifying the for state competition. Katie McCleary is alternate for the senior team. The junior Team of Wyatt Bell, Miranda Felts, Brady Schmitz, Andrew Mai, and alternate Justin Shipman placed 5th and also qualified for state competition to be held in April. On Wednesday, January 23, the Red Cloud FFA Chapter traveled to Aurora to participate in the District Leadership Skills Events competitions. The Junior Parliamentary Procedure Team, composed of Bailey Lewis, Austin Tuckwood, Brady Schmitz, Jasmine Thompson, Emily McCleary, Wyatt Bell and Jamie Nikodym received a blue ribbon. In the Junior Public speaking completion Jamie Nikodym received a blue ribbon. In Senior Public Speaking Megan Okinga received red. In Creed Speaking Evan Sunday and Lucas Watson both received blue ribbons. In Natural Resources Speaking Katie McCleary received a blue ribbon, and finally, in Extemporaneous Speaking, Jacob Nikodym placed 2nd qualifying for state competition in this event. He also received a purple ribbon. Upcoming Events for the Red Cloud FFA Chapter include district Career Development Events on March 13, and the Nebraska State FFA Convention on April 3-5.

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Ravenna FFA Chapter Achieves Ribbons and Ratings Heath Ahrens, Ravenna FFA Advisor The Ravenna FFA Chapter has 38 members in 2012-2013. Ravenna continues to offer distance education courses with Pleasanton. We have three students from Pleasanton that participate with the FFA program. Those students are Colten Miigerl, Kristen Tolles, and Riley Wanek. All of the students have had a very busy spring with record books, proficiencies, contests and preparation for the Nebraska State FFA Convention. The Ravenna FFA Chapter participated in their Career Development Events at Central Community College in Grand Island. The students worked hard to prepare for these contests by spending many hours studying in and out of the classroom. The chapter did well in the contests it participated in, with many of the teams qualifying for the State Conference in Lincoln. Four Ravenna teams placed 1st overall at the contest, which were the Agricultural Mechanics team, the Meats team, the Food Science team and the Agricultural Sales team. Agricultural Mechanics had Paul Bauer, Mason Jager, Clayton True and Dallas Gay participating, with Clayton True getting a white and Paul Bauer getting a blue. The Meats team consisted of Caelan Basnett, Cassie Treffer, Delaney Behrendt, Seth Olson and Ciana Long, with Delaney Behrendt getting 1st purple, Caelan Basnett and Cassie Treffer getting purples, and Ciana Long getting a red. Next was Food Science with Libbi Loos, Chance Bock, Michaela Urwiller, and Michael Bauer. Libbi Loos received 1st purple in this

contest and Michaela Urwiller received 2nd purple, and Michael Bauer and Chance Bock received a blue. The Agriculture Sales team was Nathan Larson, Sydney Kucera, Brady Standage, and Black Chramosta, with Nathan, Sydney, and Michael receiving purples, and Blake receiving a blue ribbon. Other teams participated in the Career Development Events as well. One was the Welding team consisting of Paul Bauer, Mason Jager, Clayton True and Dallas Gay. The Agronomy team consisted of Chance Bock, who received a purple; Nathan Larson, who received a white; Michael Bauer; Riley Wanek; and Austin Goetz. The Agronomy team received 3rd place and qualified for the State Convention. Ravenna had two Agriscience teams with participants for both teams being Dustin DelaRosa; Conagher Jonak, who received a white; Marcus Long; Brandon Treffer; Libbi Loos; and Holly Dethlefs. These contests allowed all participating teams the opportunity of a chance to compete at the State Convention, so all of the students who participated will get to compete. In the Floriculture contest, participants were Breiann Royle, who received a red; Kristen Tolles; Sarah Teichmeier; and Kora Schott. In the Nursery and Landscape contest, participants were Sarah Teichmeier, Kora Schott, and Sarah Ripp, all receiving reds, and Holly Dethlefs, receiving blue. The team received second place and qualified for the State Convention. The Livestock Management team consisted of Caelan Basnett, Ciana Long, Cassie Treffer, Colten Miigrel, Sarah Ripp, and Conagher Jonak.

The Ravenna FFA Chapter also had success in their proficiency awards, with 19 students participating in several different areas of this contest. Out of the 21 applications sent in, 11 received gold on the district level and had the student’s proficiency sent to the preliminary round of state competition. In the Beef Production area, Seth Olson and Sarah Teichmeier received silvers and Nathan Larson received gold. In Diversified Crop Production, Nathan Larson received silver, and Michaela Urwiller received silver as well in Vegetable Production. In the Agricultural sales area, Kora Schott received silver and Paul Bauer received gold. Paul Bauer’s proficiency in this area moved on to the final round at the State Convention, and he will have the chance to qualify for the National FFA Convention. In Sheep Production, Caelan Basnett received silver, and Delaney Behrendt also received silver in the Grain Production area. In Swine Production, Ciana Long received bronze. In Goat Production, Paul Bauer received gold and this proficiency will also move him on to the final round for a chance to qualify for the National FFA Convention. The Ravenna students are looking forward for the opportunity to compete at the Nebraska State FFA Convention in April, and will be working hard over the next several weeks to prepare for their contests. The goals that they hope to achieve is to do the best they possible can in their contests and compete for the opportunity to get to participate at the National FFA Convention this coming October.

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March 21, 2013

Southern Valley FFA Says “Goodbye� to Class of 2013 Jacque Murdoch, Southern Valley FFA Chapter Reporter The Southern Valley FFA Chapter has four members receiving their State Degrees at State Convention this coming April in Lincoln. The State Degree is given to seniors who have productively invested at least $3,000 into their Supervised Agricultural Experience, completed a minimum of 25 hours of community service, gained at least 500 points based on FFA involvement, passed a written test and gone through an interview. The Southern Valley members who will be receiving their state degrees this April are Erin Conley, Megan Schoen, Jordan Paine and Nicole Forbes. These students have worked very hard by keeping up with their record books, putting as many hours into community service as they can, and being an active member of the FFA. These are some of the accomplishments they have achieved in their years in FFA. Nicole Forbes has been in FFA for her junior and senior years of high school. She was a member on the Floriculture team that received first place at State Convention last year. She also went to the National FFA Convention in Floriculture last fall, where she received a gold medal. Forbes’ other highlights include being named the junior chapter scholarship recipient and being highly involved in chapter activities. This year, she qualified for state in Senior Public Speaking, Ag Sales, and Nursery and Landscaping. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience consisted of Agricultural Services. Nicole plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall and major in speech language pathology. Erin Conley has been in FFA her sophomore, junior and senior years of high school. She served as chapter treasurer her junior year and chapter secretary her senior year. She was also on the

Agriscience. Jordan’s other highlights include being named a White House Champion of Change and attending the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. Paine’s Supervised Agricultural Experiences include Beef Production, Agriscience, and Agricultural Education. Jordan received a gold rating in Agricultural Education and is a state finalist in her Beef Production and PlantResearch Agriscience Proficiency, as well as a finalist for the State Star in Agriscience. She will interview as a finalist in each of these areas during state convention, as well as compete in extemporaneous speaking, agriscience fair, agricultural demonstration, and veterinary science. Paine is a candidate for Nebraska FFA State Officer. If she receives this, she will attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, but if she does not she will attend Purdue University. Either way she will double major in agricultural education and political science. The other seniors in the Southern Valley FFA Chapter are Mckenzie Nielson, Issac Bergquist, Dillon Hunt and Sam Long. First year member Mckenzie Nielson plans on attending Doane College this fall and majoring in mathematics education. Three year member, Issac Bergquist plans on attending the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) and majoring in animal science. Two year member, Dillon Hunt plans on attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and majoring in animal science. Four year member, Sam Long plans on attending NCTA in the fall and majoring in equine management. The class of 2013 is looking towards a successful future. The underclassmen are going to have some big shoes to fill and are excited to take on the challenge of replacing some of the highest quality seniors the FFA program has seen.

Floriculture and Dairy team that placed first at state. She also competed at nationals in Floriculture where her team received gold and she received in silver medal. Conley’s other highlights include individually winning state in Agriscience. This year Erin qualified for state in Nursery and Landscaping, and Livestock Judging. Her Supervised Agricultural Experiences consist of Sheep Production and Poultry Production. Erin received a gold rating on her sheep production proficiency at state this year. (Proficiencies are based on students work in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences.) Erin plans to attend the University of Wyoming in the fall and major in equine science. Megan Schoen has been in FFA since she was a freshman in high school. She served as the chapter historian her sophomore year, reporter her junior year, and vice president her senior year. She was also on the Floriculture and Dairy team that placed first at State. She also competed at nationals in Floriculture where she earned a silver medal and her team was gold. Schoen’s highlights include participating in many contests at the district and state level as well. This year, Megan has qualified for State in Nursery and Landscaping, Ag Demo and Ag Communications. Her Supervised Agricultural Experiences consist of Vegetable Production and Beef Production. She also received a gold rating at state in Vegetable Production this year. Megan plans on attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this fall and studying pre-health. Jordan Paine has been in FFA since she was a freshman in high school. She served as the chapter vice president her sophomore year, and chapter president both her junior and senior year. She was also on the national qualifying Dairy Evaluation team last year, as well as having the state champion proficiency in Animal-Research

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Alma FFA Chapter Qualifies for State Ben Robison, Alma FFA Advisor

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Market

March 21, 2013

By David M. Fiala

Weekly Ag Market Breakdown

Country Grain Prices as of 3/19/13 Location

Corn

Aurora Bloomfield Bruning Chappell Columbus Franklin Fremont Funk Gordon *** Grand Island Grant Hastings Hemingford Holdrege Imperial *** Kearney Kimball Lexington Lincoln Maywood McCook Merna Nebraska City Norfolk North Platte Ogallala Ord Overton Sidney St.Paul Superior Waco Wahoo Wayne Alliance Imperial Gordon Hemingford

New Corn

$7.48 $7.46 $7.53 $7.29 $7.51 $7.40 $7.72 $7.47 $7.02 $7.48 $7.26 $7.47 $7.22 $7.43 $7.26 $7.53 $7.31 $7.57 $7.53 $7.43 $7.33 $7.44 $7.50 $7.52 $7.48 $7.31 $7.31 $7.48 $7.26 $7.48 $7.51 $7.37 $7.49 $7.62 671 Above Above Above

$5.25 $5.20 $5.22 $5.43 $5.23 $5.31 $5.37 $5.38 $5.10 $5.26 $5.43 $5.36 $5.30 $5.31 $5.45 $5.37 $5.43 $5.40 $5.36 $5.40 $5.45 $5.34 $5.36 $5.39 $5.40 $5.37 $5.31 $5.36 $5.32 $5.37 $5.39 $5.26 $5.21

Beans

New Beans

$14.21 $14.19 $14.25 $13.78 $14.15 $14.04 $14.45 $14.15

$11.87 $11.90 $11.86 $11.62 $11.86 $11.70 $12.12 $11.84

$14.21 $13.77 $14.25

$11.87 $11.61 $11.89

$14.02 $13.77 $14.07

$11.77 $11.61 $11.76

$13.94 $14.36 $14.02 $13.82 $13.90 $14.36 $14.00 $14.02

$11.81 $12.21 $11.70 $11.66 $11.76 $12.12 $11.91 $11.82

$14.24 $14.12

$11.81 $11.77

$14.00 $14.00 $14.20 $14.20

$11.81 $11.91 $11.81 $11.93

Northern $42.00 Oil Flowers Spring Wheat $7.64 Spring Wheat $7.69

Wheat

New Wheat

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$6.97

$7.21

$6.97

$7.14 $7.75 $7.14 $7.13

$7.09 $7.50 $7.09 $6.98

$7.11 $7.33 $7.27 $7.28 $7.11

$6.92 $7.07 $7.12 $6.95 $6.92

$7.21 $7.16 $7.22 $7.12 $7.11 $7.14

$6.97 $7.21 $7.32 $6.87 $6.92 $7.08

$7.19 $7.06

$6.97 $7.01

$7.28 $7.22

$6.95 $6.97

$7.40 $7.24

$7.51 $7.12

$35.00 Pinto Oil Flowers (new) Spring Wheat(new) Spring Wheat(new)

Milo

New Milo

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$4.95

$6.88

$4.76

$6.88

$4.76

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$4.96

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$4.86

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Crop Basis Charts from Reporting Locations as of 3/19/13 Corn Basis

Soybean Basis

Wheat Basis

Sorghum Basis

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$7.28 $7.33

Corn

Wheat

Soybeans

Corn trade continued to build on the recent gains this week with support from ethanol demand and wheat strength. The weekly net change is 15 higher through Wednesday and May has rallied 50 cents above the early March low. May futures on the chart have support at $7.25 which is where we find the 100-day and 200-day moving averages. Resistance will be layered at $7.35 to $7.45 from here. The new crop December contract has been able to work towards the $5.70 area. The weekly export sales were disappointing at 92,200 metric tons of old crop, and 183,300 of new. Weekly inspections were better at 15.4 million bushels. Fresh export news has been pretty quiet, but the reduced expectations have been easier for the market to keep up with so far. Ethanol production bounced back this week, coming in at the USDA expected pace, and margins remain pretty strong. Valero has restarted a couple big ethanol plants in the Eastern Corn Belt as well. Continued strength in RIN values and blending are supporting trade. The US weather pattern has some storms working through the Southern chunks of the Corn Belt, but lingering coolness is raising worries about a slow start to planting season. Brazil has a good start for the second crop growing season, but there are concerns about an early end to the rainy season. Argentina is about 15% complete with harvest so far. US weather would hold the biggest upside-bullish hopes for 2013. If weather is normal this year, the balance sheets look heaving pointing to lower prices. Hedgers call with questions.

Wheat trade has extended its gains on better demand and weather concerns, as well as help from the outside markets. For the week, Chicago trade is 13 higher, KC is 14 higher, and Minneapolis is 13 higher. US wheat remains the cheapest origin in the world for milling wheat, and is competitive for feed and ethanol uses. The amount of movement in the export market has been slower than expected, but appears to be picking up speed, with renewed interest in Indian wheat noted. Asian feed demand looks like it will remain around for a bit. Long term dryness looks to linger in the western part of the belt, with a looming cold threat to the south. Crop conditions have slid in Texas, with improvement in Kansas and Oklahoma. Overall, they are still pretty rough. The rest of the Northern Hemisphere remains cool as well. On the chart, May Chicago wheat has back positive with support at $7.10 to $7.15, with resistance at $7.40. The weekly export sales report was disappointing at 484,500 metric tons of old, and 88,800 of new crop. Export inspections remained decent at 24.8 million bushels, and cash basis has continued to improve as well. Hedgers call with questions.

Soybean trade has been sideways to lower to start the week, with US demand questions limiting rallies for now. The May weekly net change is 7 lower beans, with meal $4 lower, and bean oil down 7 points. The trend remains sideways to lower for now. The export front remains quiet with rumors about cargos canceled or switched out of Brazil. Nearby May soybean trade now has support at $14.00, with resistance around $14.40. Brazilian harvest is moving towards the backstretch, with Argentina staying dry and cool. Logistics concerns continue to build up in the near term, with lines building up, and talk a strike at the ports next week. The nearby spreads have softened a bit along with basis, but overall remains strong for this time of year. Export shipments slipped to 8.9 million bushels, which is a marketing year low, but still ahead of the needed pace to meet expectations. Crush margins remain okay domestically, and are still good in China. The weekly export sales numbers for beans were soft with 107,800 metric tons of old crop, 234,000 of new crop, product sales were good at 143,400 metric tons of meal and 19,600 of oil. New crop beans have fallen back behind with the recent new crop corn rally, and will need to bounce to challenge for acres. Hedgers call with questions.

Support: Resistance

Mar. 13 700 749

Dec. 13 547 577

May 2013 Corn (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .7.312 High . . . .7.326 Low . . . .7.264 Close . . .7.272 Change .-0.054

Support: Resistance

Chicago 695 757

K City 719 784

Minneapolis 777 826

May 2013 Wheat (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . . .7.360 High . . . .7.364 Low . . . . .7.274 Close . . . .7.286 Change .-0.070

Support: Resistance

May 13 1377 1471

March Meal March Oil 398 4853 438 5085

May 2013 Soybeans (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .14.204 High . . .14.330 Low . . . .14.194 Close . . .14.252 Change .+0.054


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S-E-M Chapter Looking Forward to State Convention Boyd W. Bowder, S-E-M FFA Chapter Advisor Members of the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (S-EM) FFA Chapter competed at the 2013 District Career Development Events (CDEs) competition held in Grand Island. The chapter had teams competing in several events which included: Agriscience, Livestock Management, Floriculture, Welding, Farm Management, Meat Judging, Agronomy, Ag Sales, and Ag Mechanics. Overall, we came home with three team trophies and several people placed individually. We will be taking several members of the chapter to the State Convention, which is April 3-5. “Preparing for this does take a lot of hard work but it helps prepare us for careers in the world after high

school,” said Miranda Pierce. Stetson Dittmar said that “as a freshman he had a wonderful experience and is looking forward to the State Convention.” Full results follow. In Livestock Management, placing 5th out of 18, were S-E-M students Railen Ripp, Kisha Thomas, Rachel Ibach, Sydney Glatter, Dasie Nichols and Brookelyn Trampe. For the Meats competition, placing 3rd out of 12 were Calvin Frerichs, Yantsy Claflin and Grant Clausen. Bryce Brown, John Sleicher, Brayden Smith and Jake Buhring placed 4th out of 12 in Ag Mechanics. In Welding, earning 9th place out of 12 were Bryce Brown and Brayden Smith.

Brian Guerra achieved 4th place in Farm Business Management. For the Floriculture event, Jessica Lourenco, Shaylee Burr, Michaela Rost and Baley Swanson earned 4th out of 12. Placing 1st out of 12 in Agrononmy were Jaden Pierce, Angel Boteo, Brookelyn Trampe, Rachel Ibach and Francisco Guido. In Ag Sales, earning 1st out of 12 were Aaron Simmons, Chantz Klein, Miranda Pierce and Darin Barth. For Agriscience, placing 1st out of 12 were S-EM’s Alexis Sock, Alicia Pierce, Austin Jeffrey, Dawnae Nichols, Stetson Dittmar, Kasie Dittmar, Courtney Barth and Dalton Nichols.

Lexington FFA Welding Students Take Top Honors Brad Schott, Lexington FFA Advisor Twelve welding students from Lexington High School traveled to North Platte on February 13 to compete in the FFA District 9 Career Development Events competition. The Lexington team received first place in the welding competition among the thirteen schools represented. Lexington High School has 40 students registered in welding classes, and the course is growing in popularity each year due to the efforts of Instructor Dietrich Meyer. Agriculture Instructor Brad Schott said, “Mr. Meyer is our secret weapon and is so good at what he does, it’s almost unfair to the other teams to

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Holdrege FFA Chapter Spring Update * * * * * Jeff Moore, Holdrege FFA Advisor

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The Sixth Annual Holdrege FFA Leadership Night was held January 15 in the Holdrege High School Cafeteria. Thirty-one FFA members along with numerous parents and guests were present for the ceremonies and soup supper sponsored by the Holdrege FFA Alumni Members. FFA Members demonstrated their Leadership Skills Events from the Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams, FFA creed and public speakers. First year FFA members received their Greenhand Degrees, while second year members received their Chapter Degrees. Those members receiving their FFA Greenhand Degrees were Ali Abrahamson, Josh Anderson, Trent Anderson, Chase Jacobson, Blake Johnston, Reese Jones, Sam Jorges, Tyler Melvin, Katie Reed, Harley Scott, Tessa Stump, Lex Swanson, Zach Temple and Levi Woodring. Second year FFA members receiving their Chapter FFA Degrees were Joseph Anderson, Lane Cole, Colter Edgren, Ryan Huston, Austin Marquardt, Janessa Maurer, Jessica Reed, Landon Reed, Gabbie Schrock, Devin Smith, Trevor Smith, Kaitlin Taylor, Marcus VanEperen, and Luke Wilke. The Holdrege FFA Chapter would like to say thanks to Kelli Hale, Doyle and Cheryl Reed, Scott and Karen Kreutzer, and Steve and Gayleen Maurer for donating the soup and to Jeff Borden for donating the meat for the sandwiches. Also, a special thanks to all other parents for helping out during the evening to make it successful. Thirty Holdrege FFA Members competed in Leadership Skills Events on January 23, in Aurora at the Leadership Center. Overall the chapter had its good showing and qualified one contestant for State FFA Convention in March. Participating in Senior Parliamentary Procedure was the team of Nicole Gerdes, Matt Becker, Zach Gray, Whitney Frost, Melissa Golus, Molli Jorges, and Jackie Kruback. They received a blue ribbon for their demonstration and placed 4th overall. The chapter sent two teams in Junior Parliamentary Procedure. Team I consisted of Katie Reed, Kaitlin Taylor, Colter Edgren, Lex Swanson, Harley Scott, Trevor Smith and Reece

Jones. Team I earned a blue rating. Team II earned a red rating. Team II consisted of Zach Temple, Chase Jacobsen, Josh Anderson, Trent Anderson, Blake Johnston and Tyler Melvin. Holdrege FFA was also represented with two Ag Demonstration Teams. Team I, consisting of Brenden Kreutzer, Dillon Hixson, Jamie Bialas and Ethan Johnson, demonstrated a remote pivot operating system. Team I placed 4th and received a blue rating. Team II, consisting of Gabbie Schrock, Jessica Reed, Bryan Denton, and Hannah Hale, demonstrated corsage design. Team II received a red rating. Seniors Nicole Gerdes and Melissa Golus participated in Job Interview, and both received blue ratings. Senior Molli Jorges competed in Senior Public Speaking, and received a red rating. Freshman Tessa Stump competed in Creed Speaking, and received a red rating. Sophomore Kaitlin Taylor and Freshman Katie Reed competed in Junior Public Speaking. Katlin received a blue rating and placed 3rd for her speech on bee production, and Katie received a 4th place blue rating for her speech on organic farming. Qualifying for State Convention was Janessa Maurer, who placed 1st in Natural Resource Speaking. Janessa’s topic was mineral supplements for deer. January 27 was a very important date for the Holdrege FFA Chapter as the Team Braden Fundraiser was held to support member Braden, who has been diagnosed and is receiving treatments for a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The benefit was held in cooperation with CHS Agriservice Center and LandMark Implement. The benefit included a free-will donation meal, a live and silent auction with over 90 donated items, cake raffles and T-shirt sales. In all the benefit for Braden and his family generated over $65,000 to use for his medical expenses!! The benefit drew supporters from Central Nebraska and Northern Kansas and had support of Braden’s family as far away as Southeast Nebraska and Indiana. We are blessed to have such a supportive community! February 18-23 found the Holdrege FFA Chapter Celebrating National FFA Week with various activities for chapter members. To promote the week, chapter officers Melissa Golus

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out of 55 students. Chase Jacobson also received a purple ribbon, while Zach Temple and Trent Anderson received blues. Also competing were Blake Johnston and Josh Anderson with blues, Reece Jones with a red ribbon, and Sam Jorges and Tyler Melvin with white ribbons. The Meats Evaluation team placed 2nd overall. Members of the team included Matthias Becker and Harley Scott with blue ribbons, and Lex Swanson and Levi Woodring received red ribbons. The Meats contest consists of identifying retail cuts of meat and completing a general knowledge test relating to meat processing and food safety. The Ag Sales team of Alex Hamling, Zach Gray, Dillon Hixson, and Jamie Bialas placed 3rd overall and qualified for state convention. Alex Hamling, Dillon Hixson and Jamie Bialas received blue ribbons, while Zach Gray received a red ribbon. The Welding team of Ethan Johnson, MIG; Colter Edgren, Oxygen/Acetylene; and Devin Smith, Arc, placed 4th out of 8 teams, earning them a trip to state convention in welding. Individually, Colter Edgren placed 3rd and received a purple ribbon, while Ethan Johnson and Devin Smith received blues. The Livestock Management team consisting of Marcus VanEperen, Kaitlin Taylor, Janessa Maurer, Trevor Smith, and Joe Anderson placed 5th. In the Nursery and Landscaping competition, Luke Wilke, Jackie Kruback, and Landon Reed received blue ribbons, while

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Nebraska Opens Trade Office in China, Strengthening Economic Ties Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent Trade between Nebraska and China has been growing in recent years, creating a positive impact on the state's economy. Gov. Dave Heineman and members of his administration have traveled to China on trade missions as recently as last year. Heineman officially opened Nebraska’s first trade office in China on Monday in a ceremony that took place simultaneously in Lincoln and Shanghai. He said the Nebraska Center in China is serving as a "vital element in the continuing development of Nebraska-China relations." Heineman made the announcement at a news conference from Lincoln’s Nebraska Educational Telecommunications studios while Catherine Lang, director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and invited guests appeared live in Shanghai. Heineman said it was a "historic day in Nebraska-China relations." "By opening this trade office, we are expanding our international trade efforts," he said. "We are letting China’s business leaders know that

Nebraska is open for business. Relationships are essential for building business in Asia, and having both an office in China and Japan shows our commitment to these growing economies." Grace Gui is executive director of the Nebraska Center in China. The Nebraska Center in China represents a gateway for Nebraska companies entering and expanding in China, Heineman said. Services will include business counseling related to all markets, promotion of products and services, assistance with identifying potential business partners and cultivating customers, trade show representation and access to key communications channels. The center also will concentrate on attracting more Chinese investment to Nebraska. Heineman said China is Nebraska’s fourthlargest trading partner and one of its fastest growing markets, having more than doubled during the past five years — and increasing 36 percent in 2011 alone. Combined exports totaled more than $380 million last year, up from nearly $279 million in 2010. Shanghai, where the Nebraska Center in China is located, is a key economic trade center with direct flights from Chicago and other major U.S. cities. With a population of more than 23 million and a gross domestic product of $297 billion, it is

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Wilcox-Hildreth FFA Chapter Has Good Year Dave Johnson, Wilcox-Hildreth FFA Advisor The Wilcox-Hildreth FFA has been busy this year with a variety of activities. The back-to-school picnic was held prior to classes to invite old and new members to relax a little before they started the school year. They planned their activities for the upcoming year. One of the activities is roadside cleanup on a stretch of Highway 44 near Wilcox. The chapter serves the concessions during home football games as part of their fundraising. The chapter welcomed members from area schools served by distance learning. Those members come from Axtell, Minden, and Silver Lake. There were a total of thirteen students for the schools. Land judging took place in October and a Wilcox-Hildreth team of Blaine Groothuis, Vade Jensen, Michael Nelson and Garrrett Winz qualified for State Land Judging, where they placed 15th. November brought livestock selection contests, and a junior team of Nicole Beisel, Dax Fouts, Matthew Hinrichs and Alex Voichoskie qualified the state contest. The chapter served a meal to farmers at the CPI location in Hildreth. The Wilcox-Hildreth chapter sent six representatives to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in November. The chapter members were Catlyn Campbell, Shaina Fouts, Jessica Harms, Vade Jensen, Nick Johnson and Nathan Schepler.

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Franklin FFA Chapter Benefit for Freshman a Serious Success Tristan Bruce, Franklin FFA Member The Franklin FFA and the Franklin County 4-H held a benefit for Holden Bruce, a freshman at Franklin Public schools. Holden has a rare brain tumor called pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, also called PXA. He was first diagnosed in 2011 after starting to have seizures. An MRI showed a tumor in the left temporal lobe of his brain. He had a resection surgery at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. In 2012, Holden showed another tumor on a routine MRI and had a second resection surgery. On another routine MRI in 2013 the doctors found two more tumors also located in the left temporal lobe. The doctors in Omaha do not feel comfortable operating on these tumors as they lie close to the speech portion of Holden’s brain. Boston’s Children’s Hospital doctors feel that the tumor can be easily removed without affecting his speech. The surgery will cost $62,000. The goal of the benefit was to help raise money so he can get the surgery done at Boston Children’s Hospital. The benefit was held on March 10, 2013, at Franklin Public Schools. A silent auction in which the 4-H and FFA gathered over 200 items brought in $17,000. There also was a baked potatoes bar that brought in $6,000. With the donations in the Holden Bruce benefit fund at Franklin State Bank, the silent auction and the baked potatoes bar raised $37,300 to date, and donations are still coming in. This effort just goes to show what one small community can do to help someone in need.

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Calving Season Peaks for Miller Farmer Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub MILLER — On a cold, sunny afternoon in a muddy farm lot, Randy John and a mama cow did a calving season dance. They locked eyes as John slowly walked toward a huge tractor tire converted into a cattle feeder. They slowly circled the tire. John took a few steps forward and a few steps back, and then felt safe enough to approach a wet, wobbly, confused newborn Angus calf. After determining that she was a healthy heifer, he pointed her in the general direction of her mother and watched the pair walk around the bend. "For the most part, you're just looking things over to see that things are right. See that the calf is getting up and getting the milk," John said, about checking calves, whether they arrive on a sunny day or the middle of a stormy night. A serving of colostrum from the mother's milk is critical to give a calf nutrition and antibodies. If that doesn't happen within the first few hours after birth, it needs to be provided from a mix all cow-calf producers keep close at hand. John said most births from the 144 Angus mothers on his farm south of Miller will be uneventful. "They lay down, have a calf, get up and lick it, mother it, and get the calf to suck," he said. "... Most of the time, there's not much for me to do." The actual process of calving remains low tech and natural. John said the science comes into play in selecting genetics with artificial insemination and even embryo transplants. Twenty-four of his females are heifers and most have been A/I bred. John said that allows him to select traits for easy calving and certain bloodlines, and also test semen from a bull he might want to buy. Easy birth weights are 65 to 75 pounds, he said, but larger calves are OK for experienced cows. "I still like them between 75 and 85 pounds. They calve quicker and there's less stress on the cow or heifer," John said.

His daughter and son-in-law, Kerry and Brock Elsen, own a dozen of the females. Brock also is a ranch hand for Todd Ibach of Sumner and keeps some cows and heifers there. As of March 1, there were 22 cow-calf pairs at John Angus Farms. The first heifer gave birth on Feb. 1. The last of the older cows that may have missed a reproduction cycle will deliver calves into April or early May.

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"She's made a lot of bag," he said, pointing to a heifer he would start watching more closely. John whistled to get a cow to raise her head, noted her ear tag number and said, "She'll be a good chance for next week." He's been a part of calving season almost all of his life. "This is my folks' (Virgil and Elaine) place. I grew up in that house," John said, pointing to a white frame house between the barn and a small pasture were the heifers with new calves were relocated. He and his wife Penny farmed south of Kearney for four years early in their marriage. Otherwise, he's always lived on the Miller farm. John worked year-round for a local feedlot immediately after graduating from Sumner High School in 1971. "But I was still on call for Dad to help out when he needed help or had a heifer in trouble in the middle of the night," he said. Kerry Elsen is a Buffalo County Extension assistant and her older sister Nikki is the horse judging team coach and horse farm manager at Iowa State University. Both girls showed sheep, beef and horses while in the Buffalo County 4-H program. John said his son-in-law Brock helps with the overnight checks on the cattle at home. Human assistance is needed only when there is a problem that makes it impossible for a cow to deliver a calf, such as one coming backwards or that has a leg turned back. "That's what we're spending most of our time out here for, to correct those when they happen," John said. He sometimes wonders why they get up night after night to check cows when everything always seems OK. But he knows it's when such checks aren't done that something will go wrong. "Weather is probably the biggest concern with calving," John said. "With the foot of snow (on Feb. 21), if we'd had more wind and I'd been getting calves like I will be getting maybe next week, why that's probably one of my biggest concerns. That kind of weather."

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NEBRASKA HAY SUMMARY Week Ending 3/15/2013 Eastern Nebraska: Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay, grass hay and Dehy pellets steady. Ground and delivered alfalfa mostly steady to 15.00 lower in some areas. Demand was good on ground and delivered, with moderate demand on all other forages. Prices are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) stack in medium to large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Prices from the most recent reported sales. Nebraska Department of Agriculture has a hay and forage directory available at www.agr.state.ne.us click on Hay Information. Northeast/Central Nebraska: Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 290.00-300.00. Good large rounds 200.00-230.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 200.00-225.00. Cornstalks round bales 80.00-95.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 340.00-350.00; alfalfa meal 345.00350.00 Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 300.00; Premium small squares bales 350.00-365.00. Good large rounds 225.00-230.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 200.00-230.00; Fair large rounds 175.00-190.00. Corn stalks large round bales 85.00-90.00. Alfalfa ground/del 250.00-260.00; 50/50 blend by weight alfalfa/bean stubble or alfalfa/corn stalks grnd/del

200.00-230.00. Corn stalks ground/del 130.00140.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 325.00-330.00 alfalfa meal 336.00-337.00. Western Nebraska: Compared to last week: All classes are trading steady. Movement remains limited as supplies are light on all classes with the majority of the remaining supplies consisting of third and fourth cutting hay with many producers being sold out. Buyers continue to purchase hay on an as need basis as a way to mitigate costs until pasture land and new crop hay becomes available. The spread between high quality and dry stock hay is narrowing with price being the limiting factor, not quality. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor there was a slight improvement in the total percent of area classified as Exceptional Drought. Moderate demand with slow trading activity. All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Most horse hay sold in small squares. Prices are from the most recent reported sales. Alfalfa. Large Squares: Premium to Supreme 280.00. Ground and delivered 220.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

• St. Joseph Sheep - Week Ending Monday, March 18, 2013 • Prior Week Slaughtered Lamb Head Count -- Formula : Domestic - 13,065; Imported - 0 Slaughtered Owned Sheep: Domestic: 4,601 Head; Carcass Wt: 27-109 Lbs.; Wtd Avg Wt: 86.8; Wtd avg. Dressing: 50.1; choice or better; 97.7% YG 63.9% Domestic Formula Purchases: . . . .Head . . .Weight (lbs) . . .Avg Weight . . . . . .Price Range . . . . . . . . .Wtd Avg 126 . . . .under 55 lbs . . . . . .44.7 . . . . . . .225.07 - 246.00 . . . . . . . .240.27 589 . . . . .55-65 lbs . . . . . . .58.1 . . . . . . . .210.00 - 255.00 . . . . . . . .235.23 3,304 . . . .65-75 lbs . . . . . . 68.9 . . . . . . .204.70 - 280.00 . . . . . . . .237.84 4,845 . . . .75-85 lbs . . . . . . .78.6 . . . . . . . .214.69 - 291.00 . . . . . . . .237.27 3,480 . . .over 85 lbs . . . . . .99.7 . . . . . . . .193.24 - 231.95 . . . . . . . .210.08

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Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 59 . . . . . . .304-340 . . . . . .332 . . . .189.00-208.00 . . . . .201.71 89 . . . . . . .350-395 . . . . . .373 . . . .186.00-195.50 . . . . .191.02 240 . . . . . .400-449 . . . . . .428 . . . .170.00-203.00 . . . . .186.77 391 . . . . . .450-495 . . . . . .480 . . . .161.00-189.00 . . . . .176.67 7 . . . . . . . . .454 . . . . . . . .454 . . . . . . .200.00 . . . . . . . .200.00 414 . . . . . .503-548 . . . . . .530 . . . .160.00-183.00 . . . . .170.93 1143 . . . . .550-598 . . . . . .582 . . . .153.00-188.50 . . . . .165.91 102 . . . . . . .590 . . . . . . . .590 . . . . . . .172.50 . . . . . . . .172.50 1430 . . . . .600-649 . . . . . .628 . . . .145.50-173.25 . . . . .158.36 1682 . . . . .654-696 . . . . . .676 . . . .142.00-162.60 . . . . .150.93 73 . . . . . . .661-694 . . . . . .677 . . . .127.00-149.75 . . . . .137.78 4 . . . . . . . . .3650 . . . . . . .650 . . . . . . .157.10 . . . . . . . .157.10 1077 . . . . .700-748 . . . . . .723 . . . .132.50-150.75 . . . . .143.51 12 . . . . . . . .730 . . . . . . . .730 . . . . . . .134.00 . . . . . . . .134.00 1196 . . . . .750-799 . . . . . .773 . . . .130.00-146.50 . . . . .138.41 757 . . . . . .801-846 . . . . . .822 . . . .125.50-138.25 . . . . .131.24 58 . . . . . . .800-809 . . . . . .802 . . . .125.75-126.00 . . . . .125.82 506 . . . . . .851-897 . . . . . .866 . . . .123.00-132.00 . . . . .128.34 66 . . . . . . . .854 . . . . . . . .854 . . . . . . .123.75 . . . . . . . .123.75 414 . . . . . .901-948 . . . . . .933 . . . .122.50-126.35 . . . . .125.02 77 . . . . . . . .936 . . . . . . . .936 . . . . . . .122.75 . . . . . . . .122.75 95 . . . . . . .975-993 . . . . . .980 . . . .119.75-123.50 . . . . .122.60 15 . . . . . . . .1087 . . . . . . .1087 . . . . . . .117.50 . . . . . . . .117.50

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 51 . . . . . . .340-346 . . . . . .343 . . . .171.00-172.00 . . . . .171.57 202 . . . . . .352-397 . . . . . .371 . . . .151.00-188.00 . . . . .171.53 173 . . . . . .404-447 . . . . . .426 . . . .154.00-169.00 . . . . .162.14 532 . . . . . .452-495 . . . . . .470 . . . .142.00-175.00 . . . . .159.47 868 . . . . . .500-548 . . . . . .526 . . . .136.00-160.50 . . . . .151.49 972 . . . . . .550-598 . . . . . .571 . . . .132.00-152.75 . . . . .145.15 11 . . . . . . .569-584 . . . . . .577 . . . . . . .136.00 . . . . . . . .136.00 1442 . . . . .600-648 . . . . . .627 . . . .132.25-146.50 . . . . .139.23 35 . . . . . . .613-637 . . . . . .629 . . . .130.25-135.50 . . . . .131.59 1340 . . . . .651-699 . . . . . .673 . . . .128.00-142.00 . . . . .135.53 35 . . . . . . . .685 . . . . . . . .685 . . . . . . .150.00 . . . . . . . .150.00 137 . . . . . .680-690 . . . . . .684 . . . . . . .128.25 . . . . . . . .128.25 1269 . . . . .700-749 . . . . . .719 . . . .123.50-135.75 . . . . .131.63 112 . . . . . .725-748 . . . . . .732 . . . .140.50-141.50 . . . . .141.17 743 . . . . . .750-798 . . . . . .777 . . . .122.00-131.25 . . . . .126.21 347 . . . . . .765-798 . . . . . .773 . . . .125.00-129.50 . . . . .127.35 529 . . . . . .800-844 . . . . . .826 . . . .119.50-130.50 . . . . .122.91 64 . . . . . . . .814 . . . . . . . .814 . . . . . . .139.00 . . . . . . . .139.00 5 . . . . . . . . .817 . . . . . . . .817 . . . . . . .122.00 . . . . . . . .122.00 31 . . . . . . . .847 . . . . . . . .847 . . . . . . .125.75 . . . . . . . .125.75 217 . . . . . .852-862 . . . . . .860 . . . .121.00-124.00 . . . . .122.11 57 . . . . . . .882-891 . . . . . .886 . . . .120.00-121.10 . . . . .120.56 27 . . . . . . .950-991 . . . . . .980 . . . .116.25-121.50 . . . . .117.57

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Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1-2

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 46 . . . . . . .360-397 . . . . . .391 . . . .163.00-184.00 . . . . .172.30 2 . . . . . . . .402-413 . . . . . .405 . . . .169.00-192.00 . . . . .176.95 58 . . . . . . .470-490 . . . . . .479 . . . .151.50-173.00 . . . . .165.04 82 . . . . . . .505-548 . . . . . .520 . . . .148.00-170.00 . . . . .161.93 83 . . . . . . .556-597 . . . . . .571 . . . .138.00-167.00 . . . . .156.69 184 . . . . . .604-648 . . . . . .633 . . . .137.25-156.00 . . . . .145.10 10 . . . . . . . .617 . . . . . . . .617 . . . . . . .142.50 . . . . . . . .142.50 97 . . . . . . .662-699 . . . . . .686 . . . .133.00-144.00 . . . . .138.71 101 . . . . . .702-747 . . . . . .726 . . . .127.50-137.50 . . . . .134.16 26 . . . . . . . .796 . . . . . . . .796 . . . . . . .132.25 . . . . . . . .132.25 123 . . . . . .802-817 . . . . . .811 . . . .124.25-132.25 . . . . .128.02

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 18 . . . . . . . .299 . . . . . . . .299 . . . . . . .173.00 . . . . . . . .173.00 9 . . . . . . . .310-319 . . . . . .317 . . . .148.00-149.00 . . . . .148.22 65 . . . . . . .351-393 . . . . . .364 . . . .147.00-169.50 . . . . .165.50 11 . . . . . . . .366 . . . . . . . .366 . . . . . . .165.00 . . . . . . . .165.00 26 . . . . . . .410-425 . . . . . .413 . . . .141.00-164.00 . . . . .146.46 6 . . . . . . . . .418 . . . . . . . .418 . . . . . . .154.00 . . . . . . . .154.00 52 . . . . . . .451-498 . . . . . .474 . . . .144.25-155.50 . . . . .149.51 74 . . . . . . .511-549 . . . . . .531 . . . .138.00-147.50 . . . . .142.46 67 . . . . . . .553-594 . . . . . .573 . . . .135.00-143.00 . . . . .138.80 6 . . . . . . . . .642 . . . . . . . .642 . . . . . . .128.00 . . . . . . . .128.00 97 . . . . . . .679-696 . . . . . .693 . . . .127.50-134.50 . . . . .130.72 105 . . . . . .700-711 . . . . . .708 . . . .125.00-127.35 . . . . .126.83 69 . . . . . . .761-781 . . . . . .766 . . . .115.00-125.00 . . . . .120.49 6 . . . . . . . . .845 . . . . . . . .845 . . . . . . .113.00 . . . . . . . .113.00 7 . . . . . . . . .883 . . . . . . . .883 . . . . . . .119.00 . . . . . . . . .119.0

5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Week Ending: 3/17/13 Confirmed: 69,708 Week Ago: 75,533 Year Ago: 115,181 Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,934 . . . . . . . . .1,345-1,550 . . . . . . . . . . .124.00-127.50 1,491 . . . . . . . . . . .126.06 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,849 . . . . . . . . .1,260-1,525 . . . . . . . . . . .124.00-127.50 1,397 . . . . . . . . . . .126.68 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,449 . . . . . . . . .1,080-1,425 . . . . . . . . . . .126.00-127.00 1,304 . . . . . . . . . . .126.97 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 . . . . . . . . . .1,350-1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .127.00-127.00 1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .127.00 Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Weighted Averages (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,732 . . . . . . . . .1,100-1,455 . . . . . . . . . . .124.00-129.00 1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .126.66 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,811 . . . . . . . . .1,050-1,400 . . . . . . . . . . .124.00-127.50 1,265 . . . . . . . . . . .126.53 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,087 . . . . . . . . . .950-1,305 . . . . . . . . . . . .125.00-127.00 1,173 . . . . . . . . . . .126.96 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- .................... ============================================================================================================== Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) (Paid on Hot Weights) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,741 . . . . . . . . . .819-965 . . . . . . . . . . . . .198.00-202.00 901 . . . . . . . . . . . .200.49 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,125 . . . . . . . . . .784-960 . . . . . . . . . . . . .198.00-203.00 888 . . . . . . . . . . . .200.36 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,436 . . . . . . . . . .736-914 . . . . . . . . . . . . .198.00-203.00 838 . . . . . . . . . . . .200.55 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 . . . . . . . . . . .790-806 . . . . . . . . . . . . .202.00-202.00 799 . . . . . . . . . . . .202.00 Total all grades 9,537 736-965 198.00-203.00 882 200.46 Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,181 . . . . . . . . . .756-912 . . . . . . . . . . . . .199.00-202.00 838 . . . . . . . . . . . .200.44 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,061 . . . . . . . . . .718-899 . . . . . . . . . . . . .199.50-203.00 831 . . . . . . . . . . . .200.93 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,878 . . . . . . . . . .666-870 . . . . . . . . . . . . .198.00-202.00 750 . . . . . . . . . . . .201.00 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- .................... -

Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands): Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .16,313 . . . . . . .1,377 . . . . . . .126.66 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .17,630 . . . . . . .1,261 . . . . . . .126.69 Dressed Del Steer . . . .9,537 . . . . . . . .882 . . . . . . . .200.46 Dressed Del Heifer . . .7,120 . . . . . . . .812 . . . . . . . .200.80

Lean hog futures saw additional spillover pressure from the cattle trade and weak demand. The market has ground into a lower pattern for the near term, for the week front months are 200 lower. April futures have resistance at $8030 and support now at $7680. Cash prices have been soft with packers getting numbers easily. The dollar continues to limit exports, while domestic demand is moving pretty slow. The March Hog and Pig report is due out on Thursday the 28th, position squaring ahead of the report should direct trade the next few weeks along with cash direction. Hedgers call with questions, and focus on margins looking forward with the hog charts turning down and corn looking to rally. Be ready for big action after the Easter Holiday in reaction to the report.

Apr. 13 7440 8290`

Year Ago Averages:

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .17,384 . . . . . . .1,357 . . . . . . .127.72 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .13,505 . . . . . . .1,220 . . . . . .127.83 Dressed Del Steer . . .16,689 . . . . . . .895 . . . . . . . .203.15 Dressed Del Heifer . . .11,893 . . . . . . .808 . . . . . . . .203.04

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .27,208 . . . . . . .1,348 . . . . . . .126.45 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .32,072 . . . . . . .1,233 . . . . . . .126.35 Dressed Del Steer . . .17,288 . . . . . . .891 . . . . . . . .202.23 Dressed Del Heifer . . .13,227 . . . . . . .834 . . . . . . . .202.09

Support: Resistance

Apr. 13 12247 13057

May 13 Feeder 13487 14712

Cattle trade washed out to start the week, before live cattle bounced on Wednesday, while feeder cattle continue to struggle. For the week, nearby Live Cattle are 15 higher. Feeder cattle are down 400. Chart support is around 12500 on the April contract, and resistance at 12650. Cash trade started off poorly with light trade at $125, $2 lower on the week. Cutout trade worked lower with choice at $193.41 down $2.43 and select at $193.03, down $2.97. The choice select spread continues to indicate the feedlots are a bit backed up. Packer margins are back in the black for the time being.

Carcass weights have continued their recent dip. Feeder cattle have struggled with strength and scarcity in corn and forage limiting buying enthusiasm. The cattle are still pretty oversold, and some further short covering should arise if the cash market can track higher. The biggest problem in our view is the lack of currentness in the feedlots; this has limited upside on rally attempt and has lead to the lower cash. Cattle on Feed will be out on Friday. Hedgers call with questions. Look at forward margins at times like this.

May 2013 Feeder Cattle (CBOT)

April 2013 Live Cattle (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Jun. 13 8537 9217

Open .126.200 High . .126.475 Low . .126.050 Close .126.150 Change +0.125

April 2013 Hogs (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .77.750 High . . .77.750 Low . . . .77.750 Close . . .77.750 Change . .-0125

Sales fob feedlots and delivered. Estimated net weights after 3-4% shrink. Other: Contract sales; Formula sales; Holsteins; Heiferettes; Cattle sold earlier in the week, but data not collected on day of sale; Etc.

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Support: Resistance

MARKET: Bassett Livestock Auction – Bassett; Burwell Livestock Market – Burwell; Ericson/Spalding Auction Market – Ericson; Huss Livestock Market LLC – Kearney; Lexington Livestock Market – Lexington; Loup City Commission Co. – Loup City; Ogallala Livestock Auction Market – Ogallala; Tri-State Livestock Auction – McCook; Valentine Livestock Auction – Valentine Receipts: 23,615 Last Week 14,600 Last Year 17,090 Compared to last week, steers under 600 lbs sold from 10.00 to 15.00 lower; over 600 lbs sold 2.00 to 6.00 lower. Heifers under 600 lbs sold 9.00 lower; over 600 lbs sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Demand was mostly moderate, instances good. Most of the decline came late in the week after the sharp declines in the CME cattle boards and news about meat inspection cutbacks that might come in July. Light weight steers for summer grazing felt the brunt of the downward market. Most “yearling” operators seem quite content with current inventory of grazing cattle. Some might be overstocked, especially if Mother Nature doesn’t give the area some moisture. Even with the downward pressure, replacement heifer buyers continued to gather premium genetics for summer breeding programs. This week’s supply included 52 percent steer, 47 percent heifers with the balance on bull calves with 70 percent of the run over 600 lbs.

Open .140.250 High . .140.400 Low . .139.725 Close .139.750 Change .-0.025

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Newtson’s Goal: To Build the Ultimate Cattle Dog Mary Jane Skala, The Kearney Hub KEARNEY — Jodi Newtson is happily going to the dogs. She shares her bedroom with 14 three-week-old border collie puppies who live in an empty plastic baby pool next to her bed. Several more adult border collies live in kennels outside. “I expected to be a vet, but I guess I wasn’t that ambitious,” she said with a smile. “I’m just a big animal lover.” Border collies are born and bred to work cattle. “You send the dog out and it will bring the cattle home,” Newtson said. Her passion for the breed began with Lady, a half border collie-half blue heeler that Newtson had for 13 years. “She was more than a dog. She was my best friend,” Newtson said. When Lady died, she brought home Sady, a purebred border collie, and began to breed her as a side business. That was five years ago. Now her goal is to breed the “ultimate cattle dog, where the instinct is so strong that they need hardly any training.” “I’ve learned that the dogs are smarter than I am,” Newtson said. “It is all instinct with the best ones. They need little training.” That’s why border collies also are used in agility course competitions. Newtson’s most recent litters were born Jan. 27 and 31, producing 14 puppies that are nearly old enough to go to their new homes. About half already are spoken for. She sells her puppies at 8 weeks old. State law says they can’t be sold at a younger age. Newtson said that by 12 weeks, “I get attached.” “It’s almost like raising a baby. They eat, they play and go back to sleep,” she said. “Most guys who raise border collies keep their puppies in kennels outside, but I want my dogs to know who I am.” She keeps a few to train and selects them by watching how the puppies behave while they’re still nursing. “I see the ones that come up to me. Some are always off playing, but some curl right up in my lap. You have to get a border collie to completely trust you,” Newtson said.

She buys 32-ounce cans of powdered puppy milk and dilutes it with water to feed them as they get older. Before they’re sold, the puppies get their shots and a checkup at Glenwood Veterinary Clinic north of Kearney. Newtson’s puppies sell for $300 each, but that might climb as she strengthens their bloodlines. “You can buy border collies from $100 all the way up into the thousands,” she said. “The top dogs go for $7,000.” Selling puppies in the late winter allows them to bond with their new owners when they are still small and gives ranchers eight months to train them before the fall cattle roundups. It takes ranchers and dogs that long to learn to work together, Newtson said.

Jodi Newtson gets enormous satisfaction from her border collies. The white one is Sady, her first full-blooded border collie and the unofficial alpha dog in her home. Beside her, at left, is Rolly. Katy is on her other side and far right is Dude, who has been sold. Her female puppies usually are sold first. ”Some people buy a dog just to see if they like the breed,” she said. “If the puppies are over 11 weeks old, they are harder to sell.” She has sold dogs to people in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Georgia and Illinois. Border collies typically live 6 to 13 years. They have individual personalities, she said.

Newtson had four dogs (“four mutts”) at home while growing up in Cozad where her father owned a service station. “People would drop off dogs they didn’t want, and my dad let me keep them,” she said. After graduating from Cozad High School, Newtson moved to Denver, where she worked for a home construction company and began obedience training dogs. “I had a ball,” she said. She thought she’d start a dog obedience school when she moved to Kearney in 2002, but discovered there wasn’t a demand for the training like there was in Denver. Newtson is learning about training her border collies from friends, including Ed Merritt of Wellfleet. He bought one of her puppies and has “taken me under his wing,” she said. She’s also been coached by members of the local Outback Stock Dog Association, a group similar to the National Cattle Dog Association. In February, she participated in the working dog demonstrations at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic in Kearney. Newtson said she learns a lot by watching dogs and their trainers at such events. “I’m learning about the cattle business,” she added, and the keys to being a better handler. “Raising them from when they are puppies helps, but I’m high-strung and I’ve learned that you have to remain more calm,” Newtson said. She stays in touch with people who buy her dogs. A Cozad man has purchased four of them and one of the 1-yearolds works on a feedlot at an Akron, Colo., ranch. Newtson also has two horses and two cats that happily share the house and land with the dogs. Sixyear-old Sady is the pack’s unofficial alpha dog. “When I’m not there, she holds down the fort,” Newtson said. When she gets home from her work as a selfdescribed “jack of all trades” who sells advertising for Farm and Ranch and cleans office buildings, she relaxes by playing fetch with her dogs. “After a long day, I come home and let the puppies crawl all over me,” she said. “I sit in the kennel with them. “If I was sad or stressed, Lady would come right into my lap and lick my face. She knew what I was feeling all the time.”

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Expect Low Hay Yields from Dryland Fields Ruth Vonderohe, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Knox County Drought took its toll on hay yields everywhere last year. Unfortunately, yield prospects may be even worse this year. If you grow dryland alfalfa, you probably saw your fields run out of water and stop growing at some point last year. When this happens, the future generally isn’t very bright for these fields. Alfalfa roots can grow very deep – 10 to 15 feet isn’t unusual for older dryland fields. This enables the plant to tap into subsoil moisture that previous crops could not reach. As a result,

growth and yield during the first several years is supported by both rainfall and subsoil moisture. But there is a limit to the amount of subsoil moisture available. And many dryland hay fields, especially those that were three years old or older, exhausted their supply during last year’s drought. What does this mean? Well, it mainly means that hay yields this summer will be determined mostly by how much rain falls and gets into the soil during the growing season. And unless we receive much more than average rainfall, dryland hay yields will be lower.

Consider this – it takes about six inches of water getting into the soil to grow each ton of alfalfa hay. If you get real lucky, 90 percent of the rain you receive will actually end up in your soil. And most growers lose at least 20 percent of the potential yield due to losses during harvest. Putting these numbers together, it could take at least 25 inches of rain just to yield three tons of hay. That’s if all goes well. So be prepared. Chances of renewing your hay supply just from existing dryland alfalfa fields are pretty low. Keep track and adjust management as needed. Source: Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Forage Specialist

No-Till Notes: Dryland Budgets Mark Watson, Panhandle No-Till Educator Jessica Johnson, University of Nebraska Extension Educator at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center has been busy this winter working on crop budgets. Jessica has developed budgets for dryland as well as irrigated crops using different crop production systems. For the dryland crops she developed budgets for winter wheat using conventional tillage, no-till summer fallow, and no-till continuous cropping systems. She also developed budgets for dryland corn, field peas, sunflowers,and proso millet. I would like to share some of these budgets with you. To view Jessica’s entire budgets for all crops you can go to http://panhandle.unl.edu\web\ panhandlerec\panhandle_ag_econ. Jessica has her budgets broken down into total operating and use related operations costs, or basically cash costs, and total cost per acre including overhead. Often, producers look only at cash costs but the true costs should include overhead costs. Let’s start by looking at the cost of producing winter wheat in a wheat summer fallow production system. The two systems Jessica developed budgets for include conventional clean tillage fallow and no-till fallow, which is often referred to as chemical fallow. For conventionally tilled clean fallow the cash cost is $179.18 per acre and the costs including overhead costs is $232.18 per acre. At today’s market price for winter wheat at $7.02 per bushel,

the break-even yield for this production system is 25.52 bushels per acre to cover the cash costs and 33.07 bushels per acre to cover the overhead costs. The cash costs for a no-till chemical fallow system are $199.63 per acre. The overhead costs for this system are $252.63 per acre. This leaves break-even yields to cover the costs at 28.43 bushels per acre to cover the cash costs and 35.98 bushels per acre to cover the overhead costs. Jessica also looked at the costs for producing winter wheat in a continuous no-till crop rotation like we use on our farm. On our farm we use a winter wheat, corn, field pea rotation. The cash costs for producing winter wheat in this system are $143.69 per acre with a break-even yield of 20.46 bushels per acre. The costs for this production system including overhead costs are $196.69 per acre with a break-even yield of 28.01 bushels per acre. When you look at the budgets for these winter wheat production systems it’s pretty obvious the winter wheat produced in a continuous no-till crop rotation has the lowest yield requirement to break even because of the lack of the long-term fallow period. Winter wheat in a continuous rotation needs 28.01 bushels per acre of production to break even. The two fallow systems require 35.98 bushels per acre for the no-till chemical fallow system and 33.07 bushels per acre for the conventionally tilled production system. When looking at these budgets, the continuous wheat grown in rotation will give a producer the best chance at being profitable provided the

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Johanns Questions USDA on Lack of FSIS Funding Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent Nebraska’s livestock slaughter industry is tops in the nation, and the JBS plant is Grand Island’s biggest employer. But those jobs could be at risk, according to U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb. Johanns has sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking why he never requested funding flexibility from congressional appropriators to avoid furloughing employees such as food safety inspectors. "USDA has had more than a year and a half to prepare for these spending reductions," Johanns said. "During that time, Secretary Vilsack asked Congress to give USDA funds to the Department of the Interior to round up wild horses and requested additional funds to process the 2012 Census of Agriculture, among other spending changes. "However, no request was made to prioritize keeping food safety inspectors on the job," Johanns said. "I hope the absence of such a request is not intentional." Johanns, who served as agriculture secretary during the Bush administration, said Vilsack and USDA officials have requested more than $100 million worth of funding flexibility as part of the

upcoming continuing resolution, which will fund government operations for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. But Vilsack has not requested additional funding for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In his letter, Johanns said that he appreciates Vilsack’s recognition that furloughing food safety inspectors would have harmful consequences for consumers, the economy, the meat and poultry industries and the workforce. However, even though 80 percent of food safety funding is dedicated to salaries and benefits, USDA has chosen "not to request funding flexibility to avoid furloughs." Vilsack has expressed that furloughs would be the last option to achieve the required savings, Johanns said. "Yet one of your first options to avoid the furloughs — requesting funding flexibility in the continuing resolution — was never pursued," his letter noted. Instead, Johanns said, based on Vilsack’s requests to the Appropriations Committees, USDA "apparently deemed the following priorities more worthy of requests": — Authority to transfer up to $10 million from USDA to the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management for rounding up wild horses.

— An additional $19 million for expenses associated with data collection and processing for the 2012 Census of Agriculture. — The flexibility to transfer funds between Farm Service Agency and Rural Development to supplement the availability of home loans. — Providing an additional $75 million to the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to ensure benefits are available to all individuals. While Johanns said those priorities are important, he wonders "why would the administration have failed to submit a similar request in order to prevent the harmful consequences of furloughing food safety inspectors." "This lack of effort seems to suggest that there is no interest in resolving this issue," Johanns said. "Instead, it seems that the threat of inspector furloughs is simply part of the administration's broader messaging efforts to make the sequestration seem as painful as possible. Our country’s food safety and the livelihood of our nation’s meat producers should not be used as pawns in such a manner."

NEBRASKA ‘LIVING LAB’ FOR WORLD FOOD NEEDS Continued from page 1 Food demand will double in those areas, but there isn't enough tillable land or water to meet that demand. "That's where our markets are gonna be," Green said. The additional food production will have to come as exports from the Americas, where new innovations already are highly used. Within the challenge of feeding a more highly populated world is uncertainty about the effects of climate change, particularly the regularity of drought, he added. Nebraska's assets Green believes Nebraska's unique ecological diversity from east to west and the Ogallala Aquifer are assets that can make the state a "living laboratory for the world." Also, the University of Nebraska can be the world leader for research and education on food, agriculture and the efficient use of natural resources. Another export opportunity for Nebraska ag producers is the expected growth in demand for animal protein. Green said that by 2050, an additional 3 billion-plus people will want enhanced diets. He believes no other state is better positioned than Nebraska to take advantage of those trends. Nebraska ranks first in commercial red meat production, commercial cattle slaughter by head and live weight, and irrigated acres. It's second for all cattle and calves, at 6.3 million; all cattle on feed, 2.55 million; and the value of beef and veal exports, $742 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Other key commodity rankings include third in production of corn for grain and the value of corn

exports, fourth in the value of soybean exports, sixth in hog and pig numbers, and seventh in commercial hog slaughter by head and live weight. Green said Nebraska has its own land challenges that include competition that has driven up ag land prices by 47 percent in the last year. There also is uncertainty about the huge generational shift in farm and ranch assets that's ahead. Livestock production He said one goal for Nebraska should be to increase livestock production. The recent closing of a Texas processing plant means cattle from the drought-stricken southern Plains will continue to move north, which is an opportunity for Nebraska, Green said. There also are opportunities to regain pork production that has declined in the past few decades. He said it's time to look at what is preventing that growth. There may be answers in other states. Livestock production is growing in Iowa. Dairy growth is seen in California, Idaho, Kansas, Colorado and along the Interstate 29 corridor in Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas. "Currently, we're (Nebraskans) locked into some boxes," Green said, when there needs to be more attention on production growth and value-added products that fit new export opportunities. One box may be county-by-county zoning regulations that can limit new livestock production facilities. Green said Iowa has state, not local, zoning that is friendly to livestock businesses.

Nebraska has "livestock friendly" criteria that cover such things as setback requirements. So far, only 21 of the 93 counties have sought the livestock friendly designation. Do Nebraskans want to expand livestock production to take advantage of opportunities for exports and jobs? "These are questions we're gonna have to ask," Green said. Rural Futures Institute He said the new Rural Futures Institute at UNL was launched in September as a venue to study factors affecting the rural landscape and to look at opportunities. Led by Green and University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken, the four key elements in the institute's framework are: transdisciplinary work, innovation and entrepreneurship, looking beyond economics to the full life of a community, and collaborations with a variety of partners. Green said an executive director will be named soon, and the institute's second-annual conference is being planned for later this year. He suggested that Nebraska needs a livestock conclave with other states in the region to "think our way through these things" for the future. Green said that if that's not done, "We will have failed the next generations." Nebraska has the opportunities and natural resources to expand animal agriculture, he said, so it's time to ask some difficult questions about how to do that. Green said IANR is adding faculty for the first time in 40 years and is ready to "double down" by providing research and education that will help to realize the economic opportunities in agriculture.

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Continued from page 18 "With more growth opportunities predicted for Nebraska agribusiness in China, the time is right for this new office," Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach said. "From commodities to equipment, Nebraska ag goods are in demand, and this office will provide a way to facilitate such opportunities." This will be the second overseas trade office Heineman has established. In 2006, the governor opened the Nebraska Center in Tokyo, which has been a key partner to the Department of Economic Development in recruiting Japanese companies and helping Nebraska companies do business in Japan. "This is our second international trade office focused on foreign direct investment and attraction," Lang said. "Having this presence will expand existing and develop new relationships with China for Nebraska’s economic growth." Having "people on the ground in both China and Japan is a great opportunity for our state," she said. "These two countries are key in growing Nebraska’s international trade."

CALVING SEASON PEAKS FOR MILLER FARMER Continued from page 22 His daily calving season routine usually starts around 6 a.m. with breakfast and then a quick look at the cattle. He uses a tractor to feed in three different bunches. Yearling heifers may get a little grain, but most of the feed is ground hay that is a mix of alfalfa, bean stubble, sorghum and sudan grass. "It gets harder every year to get started at the beginning of calving season," John said with a smile. "But once you get going, the babies and all that, and watching them grow ..." He's proud of being able to handle most of his cattle by hand and likes "being amongst the cattle and not having them be nuts." Four-wheelers are used to move cattle to nearby pastures. They are trucked to locations farther away. It has been awhile since horses were used. "They're sort of like me. If you don't use them much, they're not ready and not in shape," John said, "so it's almost cruel to use them." There always will be challenges in the cattle business: Hard work, volatile markets, and weather that's almost always windy and often too cold, too hot, too wet or too dry. Yet most Nebraska cattlemen can't imagine doing anything else. Maybe it's because the hardships are offset by perfect days like the one John described. "It would probably be one of the days, (in) summertime, when I get up and go out and there's a little breeze and nice sunshine. I go out to check some cattle and everybody's where they're supposed to be and nobody is on the wrong side of the fence and everybody's healthy. "And I go out and put some hay up or something somewhere and everything works and nothing breaks down."

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Apr 5-6 - Omaha (Douglas County) Nebraska Book Festival; Thompson Alumni Center at UNO, 67th & Dodge Sts. Readings and book signings by Nebraska writers. 9am-9pm, Free (402) 453-5711 bookfestival.nebraska.gov

Apr 12-13 - Omaha (Douglas County) The International - A Premier Indoor Show Horse Jumping Event; CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St. Experience world class horses and riders in a competition unlike anything you've ever seen in the Midwest. (402) 312-3613 www.internation alomaha.com

April 5-7 - Burwell (Garfield County) 2013 Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival; Calamus Outfitters Dive into guided safaris to view dancing Greater Prairie Chickens and Sharp-tailed Grouse, educational seminars, tours, birding excursions, and more. (308) 346-4697 www.calamusoutfitters.com Apr 6-7 - Ashland (Saunders County) Platte River Art Show; Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, I-80 Exit 426. A fine arts celebration featuring wildlife, landscape, still life and more. The most prestigious art show on the river! Sat, 9am-8pm; Sun, 9am-4pm, Park entry permit required Adam Offner (402) 944-2523 www.outdoornebraska.org Apr 10 - Grand Island (Hall County) Take me Home: The Music of John Denver; Grand Island Senior High Auditorium. Jim Curry's tribute is the first and only full-length John Denver tribute to headline in Las Vegas. 7:30pm (308) 382-2309 www.giconcerts.org

Apr 12-14 - Brownville (Nemaha County) 12th Annual Wine, Writers and Song Festival; Citywide. A 3 day celebration of wine, literature, food, music and history. Free (402) 825-4211 www.brownville-ne.com Apr 13 - Kearney (Buffalo County) Signs of Spring Craft and Trade Show; Buffalo County Fairgrounds, 3807 Ave N. Approximately 200 vendors featuring crafts and home-décor, services and trades. 9am-4pm, Free. Kyla Martin (308) 4400153 www.communityactionmidne.com Apr 13-Sep 28 - Grand Island (Hall County) Mid-Nebraska Speedway Auto Racing Season; Mid-Nebraska Speedway. Saturday nights - racing begins at 7pm, $5-$10 (308) 3810088 www.midne braskaspeedway.com

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The Heartland Express Category Index 1000 - Hay & Forage Equip

1500 - Hay and Grain

2200 - Horses

3000 - Other Equipment

Mower, Windrowers, Swathers, Rakes, Balers, etc.

Alfalfa, Prairie Hay, Straw, Seed, Corn, Bean, etc.

Registered, Grade, Studs, Tack, Mares, etc.

Antique Items, Fencing, Buildings, Catchall, etc.

1100 - Tillage Equip

1800 - Livestock Equip

2300 - Other Animals

5000 - Real Estate

Tractors, Implements, Sprayers, Cultivators, etc.

Chutes, Gates, Panels, Feeder Wagons, Bunks, etc.

Dogs, Poultry, Goats, Fish, etc.

Farm Real Estate, Non Farm Real Estate

1200 - Irrigation Equip

1900 - Cattle

2500 - Services

6000 - Bed and Breakfast

Engines, Motors, Pumps, Pipe, Pivots, Gear Heads, etc.

Feeder Cattle, Heifers, Bulls, Services, etc.

Help Wanted, Custom Work and Services, etc.

Your home away from home

7000 - Special Events

1300 - Grain Harvest Equip

2000 - Swine

2600 - Transportation

Combines, Heads, Augers, Dryers, Carts, etc.

Feeders, Sows, Boars, etc.

Cars, Pickups, Truck, Trailers, ATV, Planes, etc.

1400 - Other Equipment

2100 - Sheep

2800 - Construction

Snowblowers, Blades, Shop Tools, Washers, Heaters etc.

Feeder Lambs, Ewes, Bred Ewes

Dozers, Scrapers, Loaders, Crawlers, Heavy Trucks, etc.

Guide Hunts, Fishing Trips, Singles

Deadline for next issue: THURSDAY, March 28th. The next Heartland Express will be printed on THURSDAY, April 4th. To run a classified ad in the Farm and Ranch, call 800-658-3191 and ask for Jodi 1001 - MOWERS WANTED TO BUY NE - IHC #24 MOWER & PARTS, (308) 5872344 FOR SALE NE - REBUILT KOSCH HAYVESTOR, (308) 587-2344 NE - IHC H, OLDER MODEL, UPRIGHT DISTRIBUTOR, (308) 587-2344 NE - KOSCH SIDE MOUNT MOWER, (308) 587-2344 IA - 5’ & 6’ PULL TYPE OR 3 PT. CUTTERS, (712) 299-6608 IA - MOUNTED, PULL, 2 OR 3 PT, 7’ & 9’ SICKLE MOWERS. 3 PT. 7’ ROTARY BH & FINISH MOWERS. 2 PT. 5’ ROTARY CUTTER, $575., (712) 299-6608 1005 - RAKES WANTED TO BUY NE - LH CHANNEL IRON FRAME ON NH56 OVER 56B SIDE RAKE, AND A WHEEL, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE IA - WWW. RAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 3662114 1006 - BALERS FOR SALE NE - BALER BELTS AND CHAINS; BEARINGS & FLANGES, (308) 587-2344 NE - BELTS FOR MOST BALERS & SWATHERS, (308) 587-2344 AL - ROUND BALER BELTING: LRGST DEALER IN US. ORIGINAL BELTING FOR ALL ROUND BALERS INCLUDING NEW JD IN STOCK! SAVE HUNDRED$! FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE! NO 800#, JUST BEST PRICES. SINCE 1973. HAMMOND EQUIP. MC/VISA/DISC/AMEX OR COD, BALERBELTS.COM, (334) 627-3348 TX - BALER BELTS- ALL BRANDS. MADE IN THE U. S. A. ! JD WITH GENUINE JD PLATE FASTENERS. FREE SHIPPING ON SETS. WWW. BALERBELTSANDHAYBEDS. COM, (800) 223-1312 NE - JD 530 BALER, (308) 882-4588 IA - NH 67 SQ BALER FOR HAY OR STALKS, $675.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - 2011 JOHN DEERE 568 ROUND BALER FOR SALE! GOOD CONDITION. 9000 BALES ON IT. $22,000 MADISON NE. CALL:, (402) 992-2021 1007 - BALE MOVERS/FEEDERS FOR SALE

Tough, Reliable Hydraulic Bale Beds www.deweze.com

800-835-1042

1007 - BALE MOVERS/FEEDERS FOR SALE - CONT’D ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS/PARTS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889

STACK MOVERS FOR SALE: Lorenz New 13’x33’, 13’x35’, 16’x33’ and 13’x35’ w/heavy 2082 deck chain & 14-ply tires. 18-Ton models on hand! Lorenz 2009 13’x33’ 18-Ton, like new; Lorenz 2002 13’x33’ 18-Ton, like new; Lorenz 2008 13’x35’ w/heavy 2082 deck chain, 14-ply tires, like new; Lorenz 13’x29’ completely reconditioned, new tires & paint, very sharp; Rust 13’x29’ reconditioned, new 12-ply Firestones, excellent condition, Sharp!

402-775-2497 1009 - STACKERS/STACK MOVERS FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS/PARTS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 1010 - FORAGE HARVESTORS WANTED TO BUY KS - JOHN DEERE CHOPPERS & HEADS, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, KS, (785) 336-6103 1013 - DUMP WAGON WANTED TO BUY KS - RICHARDTON HIGH DUMP WAGONS, ROEDER IMPLEMENT, (785) 336-6103 1014 - BALE WAGONS WANTED TO BUY KS - NH SELF PROPELLED & PULL-TYPE, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, (785) 336-6103 ID - NEW HOLLAND 2 & 3-WIDE, SELF-PROPELLED, PULL-TYPE MODELS/PARTS. JIM,, (208) 880-2889 FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND’S-ALL MODELS/PARTS. CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE. WWW. BALEWAGON. COM, (208) 880-2889 CO - NEW HOLLAND 1063 BALE WAGON: 160 BALE CAPACITY. EXCELLANT CONDITION & READY TO GO TO WORK! WITH REMOTE CONTROLS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. CALL AND LEAVE MESSAGE., (970) 302-3888 1030 - OTHER- HAY & FORAGE WANTED TO BUY NE - HAYBUSTER GEAR BOX FOR 1600 STACKER, BEDROLLERS, PUSH OFF ASSEMBLY, A FEW OTHER PARTS, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - HAY PROBE FOR TESTING, (308) 5872344

1101 - TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY NE - MF 35, 50, 65, 135, 235, 245, OR 255 TRACTOR, (402) 678-2277 MO - AC D17’S & UP, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 MO - IH 560 TO 1566, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015

WANTED

DEAD OR ALIVE Farm Tractors and Construction Equipment

Tri-County Parts & Equipment Brighton, CO (303) 659-9690 tcparts@msn.com

FOR SALE NE - IH DISGUSTED? HAVE SHIFTING DIFFICULTIES W/YOUR IH 706, 806, 1206, 4106, 756, 856, 1256, 1456, 766, 966, 1066, 1466, 1566, 786, 886, 986, 1086, 1486, 1586, 3288, 3388, 3488, 3588, 3688, 3788, 6788?FOR A PERMANENT FIX, CALL WENZ SERVICE TO PRICE THE KIT FOR YOUR MODEL, (800) 808-7885 NE - 8 HOLE 15” TRACTOR FRONT WHEELS, FITS IHC, (308) 587-2344 NE - 5010 JD HANCOCK SELF LOADING SCRAPER, OLDER UNIT, (308) 436-4369

OLIVER 1800 with NEW Dual 3100 loader, excellent tires; FARMALL M with Dual loader, good tire; 9N FORD TRACTOR, one new rear tire; 2006 FORD F250 XLT, double cab. Please call 307-391-0122, ask for Bill IL - LARGE SELECTION OF NEW, USED & REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, IH, JD, MM, MH, AC, OLIVER & OTHERS. WE SHIP DAILY. ALSO BUYING ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF TRACTORS. PLEASE CALL:, (217) 370-1149 IA - ‘84 IH HYDRO W/WESTENDORF 21 LOADER, CAB, 3 PT., (712) 299-6608

1206

International Farmall Tractor

Fresh paint, fuel injectors, 18/4 radial tires on back. No cab. Completely restored. Very nice tractor.

308-279-0399

IA - IH H/LDR, SNOW BUCKET $1850, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH 350 & 560 W/LDR AND SNOW BUCKET, 574 UTIL W/LDR, (712) 299-6608 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

S 120 LOW 6EP P E GEA F W OR DS N S N A P ALE R HEAD E E DS S E W HEA 1101 - TRACTORS S SW ON(3, 0 150 PLO E ' N I 5 6 R 4X NDITI NE 8) 99 HP G 110 ALE OMB IPPE FOR SALE 2-C S STR 871KING CO 1 110 ER- A 5-5515 EARHE 0 ' R 3 0 O 1 X 2 ) KH AD, 5 M D 54 LE E LE NE - 5010 JD HANCOCK SELF F 6 RFOR SA BOURN .00, (78 - F GOO ) 865-2 NG 5P0ICH P 4:3 ARILL P $ I LOADING SCRAPER, OLDER UNIT, KS L O A 0 0 E N K T 7 , , 2 0 4 00 AP E IOSH :W W (6 LE X ,5 5 G ' DR , B (308) 436-4369 PLO 00.00, F 95-559105H HA- RURSO 74$-600 , 70 H E ARH KS - , ER, $5 6 3 R W 151 N 960 DAPTE 0 50ITHH P 048:3) 8 MOT , (308 P 5:4 E ADHSEAD KS - FORD 2N WITH 5' WOODS $1,1 - NE 308) 9 S W CD9O - CJOD A LL 58 NE EELS, ( , 6-16' 3.00H0, P(130:1 $45O0 NORS ) 624- $650 0:711 M BELLY MOWER, $2,900.00, (620) A F WH IH 560 , $950 P 4:3 C1U$S7H0I 7, 47-0H GE ARH 2177 , OKN-E OSRERSIAES 0 RNSCTE2265 865-2541 L0 ,$ 08 P2 -A NE - NEW L /50 - 12,5E 361 LK NOU 18'S 30 8) , 5 : E AD IL - LARGE SELECTION OF NEW, 8 4- 00, (300, (3080HP 5: 3 $40 S IAWEEWEELL, $3X,4(X5880) POLY S BAOLR IKE 0 L 3 RLOER , 6" USED & REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, E ) 62 4 $6 0, 2 0. 7 456 - JI CAS , $1,00 4-21 00, (712 1L2A6R5GE2N0," N&E.3 N36E0A-R037 IH, JD, MM, MH, AC, OLIVER & , S 7 ) E 8 R M ( 7 N LTE NE 8N7E0 R. O3U0 308 220 IND ENOTHERS. DAILY. PLEASE HERWE SHIP 0COIULE2RS H1A9Y09- C- OBRHUEL-1AL1DS24 30NDS, M ) 832- E Y 26 WIND G GER - OT(217)B370-1149 R U F 0 E A 3 N CALL, 6 O 3 0 GI O AKE 156 0 R TR 5 AR LT3 WFROR SBAALLE2S8T2A-1L AIN 4 AINE - SALE STERE ED TK 32FOVRO W-INTCR H '40'S, OFF A K R R T E P G G N S B F P D H NE E ALE A & - REGISTERED ED. ER OLWIOSN 2003 WA COBBSS - 'SO SAL 30'SUC& OND2I604 ANGUS, CELL: P F P O O S D O G C K R ' 5 A R 732-3356 SHS308-870-1119, R AS ALS(308) &G LE 2 H , WIN 2E0A0 SE, MO BL AC - J E , &HA, L 9TCHE E G TO S E A ' A S S S 6 O D R S R 3 A P T R 4 S TOR C IN2G HEDIN 999 ES. WAN LE. ASS 19L9 525B-L A RG AN K MO FO 11 GSI L TAR R VY 1 NE - (25)TOCOMING 2 YR OLD ERSA KDS -DU, R$9A9CCNOEW 20 OL OR 360 07- 5 MO CK M BR RGAN -3673 PLE A CUT FO TED A NET 5 1 R 8 2 1 E K 5 I 9 S CHAROLAIS BULLS(308) 9 O O L 567 US S PAY 86 L ER

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1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE IA - JD #30, 45, 46, 48, 148. SEVERAL LOADERS $250 TO $3650, (712) 299-6608 NE - 40” MANURE BUCKET OR 80” DIRT/SNOW BUCKET FOR AC MODEL 170 LOADER. $75 OR $125, (308) 624-2177 1103 - LOADER ATTACHMENTS WANTED TO BUY NE - DIRT OR MANURE BUCKET HEAD FOR F10 LOADER, NEEDS TO HAVE ORANGE FRAMEWORK W/GRAPPLE, (308) 587-2344 1105 - DISKS FOR RENT NE - FOR SALE: SWEEP BLADES AND ROLLABLE BORON DISC BLADES. JESS PUTNAM DISC ROLLING. OVERTON NEBR. FULLTIME BUSINESS WITH OVER 30 YRS. EXPERIENCE. WE ALSO INSTALL BLADES! CALL: 800-987-6612 OR CELL NUMBER:, (308) 325-0050 FOR SALE NE - DISK BLADES AND BEARINGS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 3 PT. 6’ & 7’ DISKS, (712) 299-6608

DISC ROLLING SOFT STEEL BLADES ..........AND..........

ABLE TO GRIND NONE ROLLABLE HARD BORON BLADES Call Roy Eckdaul Cell: 402-660-8298 Or Leave Message: 402-377-2437 1106 - PLOWS AND SWEEP PLOWS FOR SALE NE - NEW FLEX KING PICKER WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 IA - JD 3 PT. 4B PLOW, 4 X 14”, $950. JD PULL 5X16”, $950. IH 2 PT, 3 & 4B PLOWS. 2 & 3B PLOWS ON STEEL OR RUBBER. CASE 4 DISC 27” HYD PULL PLOW., (712) 2996608 1109 - PLANTERS FOR SALE NE - C-IH 12R36” VERTICAL FOLD 3 PT, ALWAYS SHEDDED, (308) 995-5515 IA - JD 694 6R30, $650.00, (712) 299-6608 1111 - DRILLS FOR SALE NE - !! ROUND CAPS !! THE ULTIMATE GRAIN DRILL PRESS WHEEL CAP! COVERS COMPLETE FACE OF WHEEL. CONVERTS V FACED WHEELS TO ROUND FACE FOR BETTER FLOTATION & DEPTH CONTROL. PERFECT FIT! EASY TO INSTALL! DON YUNG DISTRIBUTING, KIMBALL, NE., (308) 2352718 NE - 150 & 7100 DRILLS, FERT. BOXES, BLACK HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, DBL HITCH, TRANSPORTS & PARTS, (308) 995-5515 1112 - ROTARY HOE FOR SALE NE - 30’ JD ROTARY HOE CALL FOR DETAILS, (308) 882-4588 1113 - CULTIVATORS FOR SALE SD - 3-PT 8R FLAT FOLD, $1,500.00, (605) 386-2131 1114 - SPRAYERS FOR SALE NE - CENTURY 500 GALLON PULL BETWEEN, $400.00, (402) 787-2244 1117 - FIELD CULTIVATORS FOR SALE NE - J. D. CULTIVATOR UNIT. 8X30”, 5X7 BAR, HEAVY DUTY HITCH & GAGE WHEELS. CALL:, (402) 364-2592 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

1120 - FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE KS - APPLY PRE-PLANT, DUAL, AT PLANTING SIDE-DRESS, FOLIAR OR IRRIGATION. SURE CROP QUALITY LIQUID FERTILIZERS, BALANCED FORMULATIONS BLENDED TO YOUR SPECS. “ASSURING CROP SUCCESS FOR YOU”. DELIVERY DIRECT TO YOUR FARM. SURECROPFERTILIZERS. COM, (800) 6354743 1122 - LAND PLANES & LEVELING EQUIP FOR SALE NE - 8X30”, 5X7 BAR, HEAVY DUTY HITCH & GAGE WHEELS. DOUBLE SHANK HILLER HAWKINS BOTTOMS. CALL:, (402) 3642592 1130 - TRACTORS,TILL. OTHER FOR SALE NE - HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS, HOSES & PTO PUMPS, (308) 587-2344 TX - NEW & USED FARM EQUIPMENT. NEW & USED PARTS. TRACTORS, COMBINES, HAY & FARM EQUIPMENT. KADDATZ AUCTIONEERING & FARM EQUIPMENT SALES. ORDER PARTS ONLINE AT: KADDATZEQUIPMENT. COM, (254) 582-3000 IA - 3PT SNOWBLOWERS 7’, 8’ - $1850 $2850, (712) 299-6608 1201 - ENGINES/MOTORS WANTED TO BUY NE - GOOD USED 25 OR 30 HP ELECTRIC IRR. WELL MOTOR, (308) 624-2177 FOR SALE NE - USED VEE BELTS: 3-IHC C176” $15 EA; 4 GATES C240” $20 EA; 3 DAYCO C240” $15 EA; 4 DAYCO C270” $15 EA 1 DAYCO C116 $10 EA; 1 DAYCO 94” X 1 1/4” WIDE $10, (308) 624-2177 NE - 300 FORD LP, WITH BERKLEY PUMP ON CART. CALL: 402-335-0048 1202 - PUMPS FOR SALE NE - C. C. W. 3X4 BERKELEY PUMP, PUMP AVAILABLE. CALL:, (402) 364-2592 1203 - PIPE WANTED TO BUY NE - WANTED TO BUY: USED ALUMINUM PIPE. PAYING TOP CASH PRICES. WE PICK UP ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA. MINIMUM PURCHASE 1000’ PIPE. CALL FOR A QUOTE, (308) 380-4549 FOR SALE NE - IN STOCK UNDERGROUND PIPE, WIRE AND FITTINGS. TRENCHING AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL, (402) 678-2765 MILES AND MILES, used aluminum pipe, siderolls, pumps, gaskets, PVC, motors, cooling jackets, hydrants, 10” water transfer pipe. WATERDOG IRRIGATION CO. Littlefield, Texas Ph-806-385-4620; Fax-806-385-5734 www.waterdogirrigation.com

Structual Pipe for Sale 2 7/8 $1.20 a foot 2 3/8 $1.00 a foot Call 307-680-0491 Don 307-680-4696 Joshua 1205 - GENERATOR FOR SALE IA - WINCO PTO GENERATORS, CALL US FOR PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY! HARVEY AT EDEN SUPPLY 8AM - 10PM., (515) 679-4081 IA - WINCO GENERATORS, NEW 1PH 50KW $4,750. KATO LIGHT NEW 1PH AND 3PH WINPOWER USED 1PH $1,000. CALL WES SEBETKA AT, (641) 990-1094 1206 - GEAR HEADS FOR SALE NE - AMARILLO GEARHEADS: 110HP 4:3 $700, 70 HP 4:5 $650, (308) 624-2177 NE - US MOTORS GEARHEADS-90HP 4:3 $450, 50HP 5:6 $650, 50HP 5:4 $600, 30HP 4:3 $300, 50HP 1:1 $800, (308) 6242177 www.myfarmandranch.com


March 21, 2013 1206 - GEAR HEADS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - DERAN/RANDOLPH GEARHEAD 80HP 6:5 $700, PEERLESS GEARHEAD 2:3 $300, (308) 624-2177 1207 - PIVOTS FOR SALE NE - (8) HIGH SPEED CENTER DRIVES FOR A VALLEY PIVOT. MAKE OFFER. CALL:, (308) 883-8662 NE - PIVOT TRACK CLOSER, (402) 726-2488 1208 - TRAVELER SYSTEMS FOR SALE

Nebraska Farm & Ranch 1330 - GRAIN HARVEST OTHER FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - NEW ORTHMAN DRY BEAN CUTTERS, (308) 995-5515 OK - ROTEX GRAIN CLEANER, HAS CORN SCREENS RIGHT NOW, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 IA - 24’ TO 42’ COMBINE HEAD MOVERS., (712) 210-6587 1401 - 3 POINT BLADES FOR SALE IA - 2 OR 3 PT BLADES: 6’, 7’, 8’, 9’. 3 PT BOX BLADES 5’, 6’, 7’, 8’, (712) 299-6608 1408 - DAIRY EQUIPMENT WANTED TO BUY WI - USED BULK MILK TANKS, ALL SIZES, (800) 558-0112 FOR SALE

BULK TANKS-USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT SOUTHWEST RAAFT CO. Rotating auto-Aligning Flotation Track • Reduces center-pivot irrg rut problems • No tire slippage & digging • Works on all brands of sprinklers Bob Gruner - 806-678-0268 Bob_gruner@hotmail.com www.nostuckpivots.com

1209 - PUMPS WITH MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 3/4 BERKELEY PUMP W/ PRIMING VALVE ATTACHED TO 262 ALLIS W/ RADIATOR ON CART. CALL:, (402) 364-2592 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. FOR SALE WI - SERVING THE MIDWEST WITH COMPLETE IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, ALL TYPES, NEW & USED. CONTACT ROBERTS IRRIGATION COMPANY AT 1500 POST ROAD, PLOVER, WI 54467, (800) 434-5224 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE MN - CONKLIN® PRODUCTS-BUY WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. LONG DISTANCE LUBRICANTS, FASTRACK® ANIMAL PRODUCTS, FEAST® LIQUID FERTILIZERS, PAINTS AND WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS. WWW. FRANKEMARKETING. COM, DEALERS NEEDED! FOR CATALOG CALL:, (855) 238-2570 OK - REBUILT COMBINE SIEVES. NEW REEL BATS, GALVANIZED AND BLACK CELL 580525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 OK - ‘82 GLEANER N6, 24’ HEADER CELL 580-525-1265, $7,500.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - C-IH 1480, 810 24’ HEAD CELL 580525-1265, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - TR85 NEW HOLLAND, 3208 CAT, 24’ HEADER CELL 580- 525-1265, $5,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - R70 GLEANER, 2689 ENGINE HRS, 1904 SEPARATOR HRS, $20,000 CELL 580525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 1302 - COMBINE HEADS FOR SALE SD - WE REBUILD COMBINE & WINDROWER HEADER AUGERS TO LIKE NEW CONDITION. PONCELET’S WELDING, RAMONA, SD. (605) 480-4860 OR, (605) 482-8405 SD - NH 98C 12 ROW 30 CORN HEAD: HH, HDP, KNEIGHT ROLLS, FIELD READY, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $48,500 ASK FOR JOEL AT, (605) 350-1138 1305 - WAGONS/GRAVITY WAGONS FOR SALE IA - DEMCO 550 OR 650 GRAVITY WAGONS. CALL, (712) 210-6587 1306 - GRAIN CARTS FOR SALE NE - A&L 425 BUSHEL. ROLLOVER TARP, 540 PTO, (308) 436-4369 1315 - COMBINE TRAILERS FOR SALE SK - COMBINE TRAILERS: TRAILTECH OR JANTZ, SINGLE & DOUBLE. HYDRAULIC FOLD HEAD TRANSPORTS. FLAMAN SALES, BOX 280, SOUTHEY, SK, CANADA S0G 4P0, (306) 726-4403 1330 - GRAIN HARVEST OTHER FOR SALE IA - MIDWEST PNEUMATIC. BRANDT, CONVEYAIR, REM, VACBOSS, HANDLAIR. NEW, RECOND, PTO OR ENG DRIVEN, PUMPS, AIR LOCKS, PIPE, PARTS, SERVICE. 5 YR LOANS W/ GREAT RATES. 40+ UNITS IN STOCK. OUR HIGH VOLUME MEANS YOUR BEST DEAL! WE DELIVER! MACEDONIA, IA, (800) 480-2487 NE - FOR SALE! AUTOMATIC GRAIN BIN FAN CONTROLLER BY SENTRY PACK. THE EASIEST TO OPERATE & MOST RELIABLE CONTROLLER AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CANTACT JOHN SMEDRA AT VALLEY GRAIN MANAGEMENT. ORD NE., (308) 7300251 www.myfarmandranch.com

Buy-Sell-Trade

800-844-5427

COW AND HORSE HAY FOR SALE: Big rounds grass/alfalfa and straight alfalfa; 3x4x8 big squares first and second cutting grass/alfalfa and straight alfalfa. Semi load lots. Please call 575-274-6335

3RD 4TH CUTTING GOOD GREEN ALFALFA Can Deliver - 3x4’s

970.520.5024

1412 - SHOP TOOLS,WELDERS, ETC WANTED TO BUY NE - 110V WELDING ROD DRYING OVEN, (308) 587-2344 1415 - FURNACES AND HEATERS FOR SALE NE - NEW VAL6 PORTABLE DIESEL RADIANT HEATERS. DAYSTAR RADIANT HEATERS. NEW WASTE OIL HEATERS W/TANKS. AG & INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, (402) 893-4745 ELIMINATE • RISING • FUEL COSTS: Clean, safe and efficient wood heat. Central Boiler Classic and E-Classic Outdoor Wood Furnace; heats multiple buildings with only one furnace. 25 year warranty available. Heat with wood, so splitting! Available in dual fuel ready models. www.CentralBoiler.com. WE ALSO HAVE whole house pellet/corn/biomass furnaces. Load once per month with hopper. www.Maximheat.com.

A-1 Heating Systems Instant rebates may apply! Call today! 307-742-4442. 1430 - OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - ELSTON GOPHER MACHINE, (308) 5872344 IA - WWW. WHEELRAKE. COM, (712) 3662114 IA - 6 ROW 30 BUFFALO CULTIVATOR WITH GUIDANCE SYSTEM. CALL, (712) 210-6587 1501 - ALFALFA HAY WANTED TO BUY IA - QUALITY SML OR LG SQ ALFALFA OR MIXED IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 KS - WANT TO BUY: ALFALFA/GRASS PICKED UP OR DELIVERED ROUND OR LARGE SQUARE BALES. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL KEVIN MELVIN AT, (620) 5463507

ALFALFA WANTED: Big squares or rounds. Alfalfa & any grass wanted.

Chris, PH-620-253-2661;

Toll Free-877-394-0890 FOR SALE NE - 2ND, 3RD, & 4TH CUTTING SMALL SQUARES. GOOD QUALITY HAY, (308) 8824588

FOR SALE

Grass or Alfalfa! Delivery by semi-loads Call Steve for more information

308-325-5964

SD - HAY FOR SALE! ROUND BALES, MIDSQUARE BALES. GRASS HAY OR ALFALFA. CALL:, (605) 842-3125 www.myfarmandranch.com

1501 - ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - HYDRAFORK CUSTOM GRINDING, GROUND HAY DELIVERIES, BUYING & SELLING HAY. NILSEN HAY CO. HAZARD, NE, (308) 452-4400

NE Colorado

Round-up Ready Alfalfa Buy 10 Get 1 Free OTHER TYPES OF FORAGE PRODUCTS ALSO AVAILABLE. FROM RYE TO PEAS AND SUDAN TO ROUNDUP SORGHUM.

“If it’s GREEN and GROWS, we probably can supply IT!” Ask about early order/early pay discounts!

Alan Koerperich

970-580-5438 402-261-8725 alankoerperich@yahoo.com 1502 - PRAIRIE HAY FOR SALE IA - LARGE RD & BIG SQ BALES GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY, DELIVERED IN SEMI LOADS ONLY, (641) 658-2738 KS - TOP QUALITY SM SQ, CAN DELIVER SEMI LOAD LOTS, (785) 528-3779 KS - TOP QUALITY 4X4X8 SQ, CAN DELIVER SEMI LOAD LOTS, (785) 528-3779 1504 - OAT/WHEAT/RYE HAY FOR SALE

Page 31 1512 - SEED FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - FOR SALE: HIGH QUALITY TRITICALE SEED. CLEANED, 54LB TEST WEIGHT, 90’S % GERMINATION. REASONABLE DELIVERY FEE. DELIVER ANYWHERE BULK OR BAGGED. CALL BROCK BAKER AT 316-2491907, (620) 983-2144 IA - CERTIFIED SHELBY 427 SEED OATS, (712) 210-6587

We Buy Damaged Grain. Grain Vac’s Available. Also damaged grain from ground piles. Call Greg at 316-640-3203 1519 - CORNSTALK BALES FOR SALE NE - IRRIGATED CORN STALK BALES FOR SALE: NET WRAPPED, DELIVERY AVAILABLE. CENTRAL NEBRASKA. PLEASE CALL:, (308) 627-3082 1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER WANTED TO BUY

DAMAGED GRAIN WANTED ANYWHERE WE BUY DAMAGED GRAIN & FEED PRODUCTS IN ANY CONDITION WET OR DRY INCLUDING DAMAGED SILO CORN AT TOP DOLLAR WE HAVE VACS & TRUCKS CALL HEIDI OR LARRY

NORTHERN AG SERVICE, INC. 800-205-5751 FOR SALE IA - WWW. REPLACEMENTRAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 366-2114 NE - BIG ROUND BALES, CERTIFIED WEED FREE, FOR MULCH OR MIXING TO EXTEND YOUR PRESENT FEED. BASICALLY CAT TAILS, (308) 587-2344 www.myfarmandranch.com

1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER FOR SALE - CONT’D

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Haybuster 256+2 .........................$8750 JD 2020.......................................$5250 Post augers for skidstr, NEW ......$1950 JD 960 cultivator 21’ ...................$3750 Knight 3042 Reel Mixer.............$18500 GP Turbo Till 2200 ....................$20000 JD 630 Disk, 29'..............................Call Laurier Bale Retriever..................$6250 JD 148 Loader.............................$3250 H&S 310 spreader ...........................Call H & S 14 wheel rake ...................$7500 JD 900 ripper, 7 shank ................$3500 NH 518 spreader .............................Call NH L555 skidsteer ...........................Call JD 4240 w/Koyker K6................$22500 New EZ Haul Hay Trailers In Stock

BradWhiteEquipment.com Broken Bow, Nebr. 308-870-0206 Net Wrap, Twine, Covers, Hay Preservative, Silage Wrap Preseason Sale $48" X 9,840' $185, 64" X 7,000' $178, 64" X 10,000' $250, 20,000' 110 twine $18.95, 4,000' 350 knot $23.95, 50' X 100' Cover $179, Silage Wrap $68.50, Ask About Free Delivery Jordan Ag Supply (800) 726-0401 1807 - HAY GRINDERS/PROCESSORS FOR SALE MN - HAYBUSTER 1150 TRUCK MOUNT GRINDERS, ENGINE GRINDERS, NEW/USED. PARTS SHIPPED DIRECT. BAKKOBROS. COM. (320) 278-3560, OR CELL, (320) 808-0471 1810 - MANURE SPREADERS FOR SALE OK - 2008 INTERNATIONAL PAYSTAR. CAT, 18SP, ROTOMIX VERTICAL SPREADER 80219. 1337 ENGINE HOURS, 21, 853 MILES. EXCELLENT CONDITION! FAMILY OWNED/ OPPERATED. WEDER FARMS: 580-735-2344 EVE. 508-735 -2751 OR CELL,, (580) 7275323 IA - NUMEROUS SPREADERS, $650-$950, (712) 299-6608

All Types Hay For Sale:

Located 3 1/2 miles east of Plainview, NE on Highway 20

Grass, Alfalfa, Mix, CRP Hay, Etc. We Do the Trucking.

To Sell Corn call

717-377-9994

Husker Trading at

Please Leave Message.

866-348-7537

1505 - STRAW WANTED TO BUY IA - GOOD CLEAN, BRIGHT SM SQ IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE KS - 600 BALES OF WHEAT STRAW , NET WRAPPED. CALL, (620) 243-3112 KS - 3 X 3 SQUARE AND ROUND BALES OF STRAW, AND WHOLE MILO BALES. CALL CELL AT, (316) 772-3675 1510 - RYE FOR SALE NE - CONTRACTING RYE HAY FOR MAY DELIVERY. ROUND BALES, NET WRAPPED, SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. CALL JEFF:, (308) 627-3082 1512 - SEED WANTED TO BUY KS - TRITICALE SEED OFF THE FARM, (316) 249-1907 FOR SALE TX - FORAGE-TYPE TRITICALE SEED, CALL GAYLAND WARD SEEDS, (800) 299-9273 IA - BUYER & SELLER OF PRAIRIE GRASS & WILDFLOWER SEED, OSENBAUGH SEEDS, LUCAS, IA., (800) 582-2788

HIGHEST QUALITY HAY, ALL @ THE LOWEST PRICES! • Alfalfa 4x4x8 Large squares, large rounds - excellent cow hay • Alfalfa small squares - excellent horse hay • Alfalfa/Orchard small squares - excellent horse hay • Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large rounds - excellent cow hay • Timothy/Orchard small squares, large rounds - excellent horse hay • Orchard Grass small squares - excellent horse hay • Alfalfa/50-50 mix 5000 Large round Bales ( 2011 feeder cow hay) • Triticale Large Squares 4x4x8 • Peanut Hay big rounds • Milo Rounds

Truck loads delivered to your location.

Call 855-808-9090

To Purchase Distillers Grains call

Ryan or Todd at 877-487-5724 ext 3 or 1

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Page 32 1813 - FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - BULK CAKE & GRAIN FEEDERS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 24’ HAY FEEDERS MEALS ON WHEELS. SAVES HAY, SAVES TIME & SAVES MONEY! CALL, (712) 210-6587 1815 - WATERERS FOR SALE MN - JUG LIVESTOCK WATERERS. THEJUGWATERER. COM, (320) 808-0471

GIANT RUBBER WATER TANKS Tanks made from used earth moving tires.

Sizes from 6 to 13 foot. Can be open topped or drinker holes cut for frost-free winter use. Full loads can be delivered anywhere in the United States.

Guaranteed best quality & lowest price.

Call

605/473-5356

1819 - WINDMILLS FOR SALE NE - REBUILT AIR MOTORS OR REPAIRS, (308) 587-2344 NE - MONITOR PUMP JACK-CHOICE OF GAS OR ELECTRIC MOTOR, $650.00, (308) 4364369 1820 - LIVESTOCK BEDDING FOR SALE MN - BEDDING FOR SALE. DRY SAWDUST FOR DAIRY BARNS, DELIVERED ON WALKING FLOOR TRAILERS. WILL DELIVER TO MN, EAST SD, WEST WI, & NORTH IA ONLY. ALSO AVAILABLE SWEET CORN SILAGE IN THE FALL. CALL FOR PRICES, (320) 8642381 1830 - LIVESTOCK OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - 20’ BULL WHIP, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE KS - TIRE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: WATER TANKS, MINERAL FEEDERS, SILAGE COVER WEIGHTS. WWW. GEETIRE. COM, (785) 231-8397

We Buy, Sell & Trade

Feed Mill Equipment, Rollers, Crackers, Hammer Mills, Ribbon & Paddle Mixers, Grain Handling Equipment, Etc...

G & G Sales

712-229-6162 TX - TANK COATINGS, ROOF COATINGS. AVAILABLE FOR METAL COMPOSITION SHINGLES OR TAR ROOFS. LONG LASTING & EASY TO APPLY. WE ALSO MFG. TANK COATINGS FOR CONCRETE, ROCK, STEEL, GALVANIZED OR MOBILE TANKS. VIRDEN PERMABILT CO. WWW. VIRDENPRODUCTS. COM, (806) 352-2761

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE H&S 14 wheel rake..............................$7500 JD 900 ripper, 7 shank ........................$3500 NH 518 spreader .....................................Call IH 496 Disk, 25' ..................................$7500 Haybuster 256+II.................................$8000 JD 2020...............................................$5250 Post Augers for skidstr, NEW..............$1950 JD 960 cultivator, 21' ..........................$3750 Krause Disk, 25'. .....................................Call Knight 3042 Reel Mixer.....................$18500 Laurier Bale Retriever..........................$6250 JD 148 Loader.....................................$3250 H&S 310 Spreader, tandem.....................Call JD 4240 w/K6....................................$22500 JD 120 Stalkchopper ...............................Call NI 218 Spreader, tandem.........................Call Gravity Wagons. ......................................Call

New EZ Haul Hay Trailers In Stock

BradWhiteEquipment.com Broken Bow, Nebr. 308-870-0206 1901 - FEEDER STEERS FOR SALE MO - WE SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING “QUALITY� FEEDER CATTLE, (816) 688-7887 1902 - FEEDERS HEIFERS FOR SALE KS - HEREFORDS FOR SALE:SPRING HEIFERS-SHOW PROSEPECTS BULLS, HORNED AND POLLED, SPRING BRED DAVIS HEREFORDS. MAPLE HILL, KS 785-2564643, (785) 256-4643 KS - HEREFORDS FOR SALE: SPRING HEIFERS-SHOW PROSPECTS BULLS, HORNED AND PULLED, SPRING BRED DAVIS HEREFORDS, MAPLE HILL, KS, (785) 2564643 1903 - OPEN HEIFERS FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT CATTLE LOCATORS - MAX HARGROVE, (816) 6887887 www.myfarmandranch.com

Nebraska Farm & Ranch 1903 - OPEN HEIFERS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 25 YEARLING OPEN REG ANGUS HEIFERS, (308) 569-2458 KS - 128 REALLY NICE OCV’D BLACK YEARLING HEIFERS. PAPERED. PEDIGREES. CALL:, (785) 673-9622 OK - 122 OPEN FANCY NORTHERN HEREFORD HEIFERS FOR SALE. COMING OFF WHEAT PASTURE MARCH 1ST 2013. FOR DETAILS CALL JAY LADD: 405-612-6653 OR ALLEN MOSS:, (508) 334-7842 1904 - BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE

(140)

ANGUS BRED HEIFERS 1,000+lbs. • Very nice! 80 black AI bred to: SITZ DASH 60 red AI bred to: HXC CONQUEST Calve Feb 20th for 60 days to LBW Bieber bred bulls. Great disposition!

308-548-8079 IA - 53 BLACK ANGUS WYOMING HEIFERS, 1100 LBS. , ULTRASOUNDED TO CALVE MARCH 10-MARCH 30TH, (641) 658-2738 NE - QUALITY JERSEY AND JERSEY CROSS SPRINGING HEIFERS. JAN, FEB, & MARCH FRESHENING. CALL LOREN LUND AT 402635-2350 OR, (507) 254-2500 150 RANCH RAISED Bred Heifers and pairs calving now. Black, gentle, fancy, synchronized AI to OCC Homer, low birth clean up bulls. Southwest Oklahoma. PH-580-639-2541; PH-580-585-1395 1906 - BRED COWS FOR SALE

T H E

CATTLE SHOP .COM

Fall Calving Cows Available Several Nice Sets of Angus Cows The Simple Way to Buy & Market Cattle The Cattle Shop helps buyers and sellers connect online

1908 - COW CALF PAIRS FOR SALE - CONT’D

250 1ST CALF HEIFERS PAIRS $2350/pair Blk/BWF Angus/Angus-Hereford Cross and Red Angus. Calves from AI sires. Feb/March calves.

-TA Cattle Terry, Andy, and Travis Albrecht

402/922-1000 Bassett, NE 1909 - BULLS FOR SALE NE - REG. ANGUS BULLS, 2 YEAR OLDS & COMING YEARLINGS. BLOODLINES OF 878, SITZ ALLIANCE, MYTTY IN FOCUS, FORESIGHT GRANDSONS, (308) 569-2458 NE - PUREBRED ANGUS BULLS, YEARLINGS & 2 YR OLDS. SITZ UPWARD, CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER, WAR PARTY, SELECTIVE, WMR TIMELESS, GAME ON, RITO REVENUE, & CONNEALY 044062 BLOODLINES. SCHULTE ANGUS RANCH, KEARNEY, NE. CALL 308-708-1839 OR, (308) 236-0761

COMING SOON To a pasture near you

2 Bar Angus BULLS • FEMALES • EMBRYOS • SEMEN

Private Treaty Bulls & Females For Sale Year Around Home of 2 Bar Twenty X #1 REA Bull 2 Bar Entirety #3$B bull

1-877/2-Bar-ANG • 806-344-7444 WWW.2BARANGUS.COM

Stratford Angus

• (55) 20 Month Old Bulls • • (35) 12-15 Month Old Bulls • • (100) 9-12 Mo. Old Bull Calves • • $2,500 to $6,000 • • Calving Ease, Growth, Carcass & Maternal • • Volume Discounts Start At 3 • • Full Guarantee • strato@havilandtelco.com www.stratfordangus.com • 620-546-1789 •

Purebred Black Angus Bulls Quality low input genetics Bulls available Immediately.

Pine Valley Angus York, NE 402-366-4691

Visit www.TheCattleShop.com to learn more If you would like to speak to a Cattle Shop Representative Contact Us at 660-641-9945 or contact@thecattleshop.com

400 Head Cows

Black Angus

Calving March 25th for 75 days. Bred to Black Angus bulls. 3-6 YOs.

308-520-5355

OK - 40 YOUNG BLACK ANGUS COWS. 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD. BRED TO ANGUS BULLS FOR SPRING CALVING. CALL MIKE AT:, (918) 625-5689 KS - 150 HD, 3 YR OLD COWS, DUE TO CALVE IN MARCH, B & BW FACED, BRED TO GARDNER ANGUS BULLS. WWW. CLOVLANFARMS. COM, $25.00, (785) 418-2983 RED ANGUS COWS 300 Northern Angus cows, 3 & 4 years old, bred to Thomas Ranch Red Angus bulls, to calve Sept. & Oct. Cows are gentle & uniform & will be palpated & ready to deliver March 15. Cows are in South Central Nebraska, $1,600/per head. YOUNG ANGUS COWS 700 Northern Angus cows, 3 & 4 years old, bred to Connealy & Baldridge Angus bulls, to calve Sept. and Oct. Cows are gentle & uniform & will be palpated & ready to deliver March 15. Cows are in South Central Nebraska. 1,500/per head. Will sell in load lots. Call for a delivered price to your ranch. See photos on website at scottcattle.com or call:

KEN SCOTT - OWNER 940-841-3111 1908 - COW CALF PAIRS FOR SALE NE - 30 BLACKS & 5 RED HEIFER PAIRS & SPRINGERS. 29 BLACK 4 TO 6 YEAR OLD COWS CALVING NOW. WILL SELL ANY NUMBER. CALL: 402-744-4571 OR, (308) 3803676 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Excellent Young Virgin

ANGUS BULLS Correct for 1st Calving $1350/Head. Delivered FREE in quantity. Trexler

785/421-5706 785/421-5561

NE - ANGUS- BLACK SEMMENTAL AND CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE! 2 YRS, 18 MONTHS, AND YEARLINGS. RECORDS AVAILABLE, TOP QUALITY, REASONABLE. CALL RICK WETOVICK, FULLERTON NE. :, (308) 536-2901 NE - SMITH ANGUS 24TH ANNUAL PRIVATE TREATY SALE. AT THE RANCH 25 MILES SE OF BASSETT, NE. WE WILL BE OFFERING 60 PLUS YEARLINGS, 33 COMING 2’S, AND 15 SIM/ANGUS BULLS. 100% GUARANTEE THE FIRST BREEDING SEASON! SMITHANGUSRANCH. NET, (402) 244-5440

March 21, 2013 1909 - BULLS FOR SALE - CONT’D

SHORTHORN

Black Yearling

Bulls are quiet, but very aggressive breeders. Reds or Roans. Pick One or Trailer Load. Delivery available!!!

Deeper, thicker and stouter. Sired by Built Right, Shear Force, Olie and Hooks Pacesetter. Add pounds and muscle to your calf crop.

* BULLS * Millvale Shorthorns Robert Miller Family

Breeding program stresses sound feet, legs, teats, udders, growth & calving ease. Call for a DVD!!!

800-807-6944

Cell: 701-331-1153 Berta: 701-331-2403

2 year old registered Limousin Bulls. Proven genetics, range ready. Selling over 250+ head annually. Joe Freund 303/341-9311 Joey Freund Pat Kelley 303/841-7901 303/840-1848

RUNNING CREEK RANCH CO. 45400 County Road 21 Elizabeth, Colorado 80107 www.runningcreekranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

SIMMENTAL BULLS

Mill Iron M Ranch Ron Mari • (970) 520-7333

For Sale or Lease Young Angus Maine Anjou cross cows spring calving. Also for sale 2 yr old Angus/Maine Anjou cross bulls.

George Holter 970-566-5438

FOR SALE AT PRIVATE TREATY BLACK SIM/ANGUS & BALANCER BULLS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MORE POUNDS IN YOUR NEXT CALF CROP?

Our bulls have length, depth, moderate frame, calving ease & good disposition. Sires include: Basic Instinct • Upward • Con Air • RLS17

These bulls are structurally sound with the commercial cattlemen in mind. Performance sheets & Ultrasound data available. Call Rod or Laramie Strand Platte, SD H-605.337.2328 • Rod’s Cell- 605.680.7628 Laramie’s Cell-605-682-9016

FOR SALE AT PRIVATE TREATY

BLACK SIM/ANGUS & BALANCER BULLS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MORE POUNDS IN YOUR NEXT CALF CROP?

LS 14 BW: 88 Birth date: 2/24/2012 9/1/12 wt. : 852 lbs. 205 day: 940 lbs. 1/1/13 wt. : 1375 lbs. ADG: 4.4 Rea. : 21.3 IMF : 4.7 Sire: Basic Instinct *this is an example of the bulls we have on our ranch* Our bulls have length, depth, moderate frame, calving ease & good disposition. Sires include: Basic Instinct • Upward • Con Air • RLS17 These bulls are structurally sound with the commercial cattlemen in mind. Performance sheets & Ultrasound data available. Call Rod or Laramie Strand Platte, SD H-605.337.2328 • Rod’s Cell- 605.680.7628 • Laramie’s Cell-605-682-9016

RICK NEMETH

200 18 Mo. Old Registered Angus Bulls for Sale on Farm 75% of Bulls Are AI Sired 60 Bulls are ET Calves

,UDELL +3s  OR   LOCATION: 13 miles northeast of Atwood, KS 3ALEBULLSAREINTOPOFBREED •Free Delivery & Boarding 2.3 58 103 average EPD’s on Nemeth sale bulls. for both weaning and 2.6 36 18 66 EPD’s for current sires yearling weights. of the Angus breed.

SAV GRAND PRIX

Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls AI Sired Bulls with Performance Status! Many DNA tested Homozygous Black; Excellent Dispositions; Good EPDs; Will add muscle and heavier Weaning Weights to Your Calves. Also available..........Heifer Bulls. All bulls will be semen-tested and ready to go!

1909 - BULLS FOR SALE - CONT’D

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Adkins Gelbvieh Iroquois, SD

605.354.2428

www.adkinsgelbvieh.com

SITZ TRAVELER 8180

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NICHOLS STOUT

will work well on heifers. Bred for milk and growth. BUY NOW WE WILL DELIVER AFTER APRIL 1! Sons of Denali, Connealy Right Answer, Sitz Upward and other top sires!

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Buseman Angus, Call Joe 605-351-1535 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

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March 21, 2013

Nebraska Farm & Ranch

1909 - BULLS FOR SALE - CONT’D

REGISTERED RED ANGUS

YEARLING BULLS Top Blood Lines, Medium to Large Frames, Quiet Disposition, Tested & Guaranteed

MIKE’S RED ANGUS Geddes, S. Dakota

605.243.2202 • 605.680.0606

FOR SALE

40 Head Registered CHAROLAIS BULLS

1920 - MARCH PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE KS - MYRON RUNFT CHAROLAIS BULL SALE. SELLING 40 BULLS MARCH 25, 2013. 12:30 PM. BELLEVILLE 81 LIVESTOCK AUCTION. BELLEVILLE, KS. EXCELLENT BULLS, EXCELLENT DATA, EXCELLENT GUARANTEE., (785) 527-5047 1921 - APRIL PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE NE - SONDERUP CHAROLAIS RANCH 31ST ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE. AT THE RANCH WEST OF FULLERTON, NE. NOON ON 4/11/13. SELLING 100 CHAROLAIS BULLS & 10 RED ANGUS BULLS., (308) 5362050

Fred Ranch Sale April 8th, 2013 1:00 p.m. At Ranch - Rose, NE

Under Private Treaty.

Call: 307-532-1690 1911 - GRASS CALVES FOR SALE

60 Reg. Yearling Angus & Charolais Bulls Find us on facebook & U-Tube. View Catalog at livestockdirect.net, fredranch.com or call Jamie Fred at 402-273-4236

DS Cattle Co. Starkville, Mississippi David Sanders

662-418-0333 We see 5000 sale barn calves a day. We buy your cattle in one day, and ship your cattle the next day guaranteed!

www.dscattle.com Have own trucks, will travel. 1912 - BACKROUNDING/FEEDING FOR RENT

Taking in all classes of cattle for Sping/Summer & beyound grazing/feeding. Including cow/calf pairs, bred cows & fall breeding stock. AI & calving facilities available. Reasonable Rates References Available

605-520-3182

1930 - CATTLE OTHER FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT & BREEDING CATTLE LOCATORS, (816) 688-7887 CO - IT’S SIMPLE. . . YOU NEED SALERS. ACCORDING TO U. S. MARC, SALERS HAVE OPTIMUM BIRTH WEIGHT & GROWTH PERFORMANCE FOR CROSSING WITH ANGUS. SUPERIOR TO COMPETING CONTINENTAL BREEDS FOR MARBLING, SALERS ARE RELATIVELY EQUAL FOR YIELD. SALERSUSA. ORG, (303) 770-9292

COLORADO BRAND

2 IRONS - NICE IMAGE! COMES with FIRE IRON. In the same family since 1940. Offered for Sale at: $6,000.00/OBO Please call Jerry

719.784.6054

leave message, if no answer.

AVAILABLE

to Take in 150-250 Cows or Heifers to Calve Out. Have plenty of feed and good production. Can take delivery anytime.

402-340-1824

OUTBACK FEEDERS, LLC

If you are out of feed and don’t know what to do, call us to discuss your options.

FOR SALE

We will feed your cows, steers, heifers or replacement heifers.

CANNONBALL CATTLE Co., Custom Preconditioning and growing. 20+ year experience. Great facilities. High stress calves or seed stock cattle. Consulting vet and nutritionist. Darren at PH-620-214-2060. Scott City, Kansas.

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Call Joe at 785-527-0164 or Bryan at 785-527-1165 Located in Munden, KS

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Let Us Start Your Grass Cattle.

Preconditioning & growing. We have the experience, background and facilities to handle highly stress calves.

Jerry Doornbos, DVM, Scott City, Kansas (O) 620-872-5150 • (C) 620-874-0949

1914 - BISON WANTED TO BUY

OLD WYOMING REGISTERED BRAND FOR SALE: 75 years in the same homestead family since 1937. LHC, LHH, $6,000, negotiable. Dues paid till 2023.

307-235-8797 2007 - BOARS FOR SALE

BUFFALO WANTED All classes, any quantity

402-694-9353

Durocs, Yorks, Hamps & Cross Breed Boars & females available Boar Goats, Show Weathers & Breeding, Does also available

Nelson Bros. 605-267-2741 or 605-661-7855

www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

2010 - FARROWING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE SD - STAINLESS STEEL DRY, WET/DRY PIG FEEDERS. WEAN/ FINISH, 50”, 60”, 70” PIG CRATES. G/STALLS, DOUBLE LL 250HD PORTABLE NURSERY, CAST-IRON CENTER FLOORS 5X7’, TRIBAR FLOORS SS NURSERY GATES, FEEDERS. CALL MIKE AT:, (605) 251-1133 2101 - FEEDER LAMBS FOR SALE SD - CUSTOM SHEEP FEEDLOT: LAMBS & EWES TO FEED, FATTEN & GROW!!! SHIPPY SHEEP FEEDLOT. CALL KYLE AT 605-8420935 OR DALE 605-842-3967. WWW. SHEEPFEEDLOT. COM, (605) 842-3967 2105 - BRED EWES FOR SALE KS - DORPER AND WHITE DORPER SHEEP, EXPOSED EWES FOR, (785) 827-1722 2200 - REGISTERED HORSES FOR SALE NE - AQHA BROOD MARES, (308) 569-2458 NE - BUCKSKIN COMING 2 YR OLD STUD COLT FROM TOP MARE, DOC BAR DASH FOR CASH, ACTIVE COLT, (308) 569-2458

Nice Looking 14 YO

Quarter Horse Sorrel Gelding 15.3 hands. Honest rope horse, heads and heels. Would work for junior high or experienced roper. Quiet in the box, rates cattle, no holes. 3D barrel horse. Will run to ability of rider. Patterned on poles. Sound, sane and gentle. Have cattle, come try!

Grain Originator Yuma, CO Bartlett Grain Company, L.P. is seeking a highly motivated Grain Originator to buy grain for our Yuma, CO facility. This individual will have a primary focus on grain origination along with the transportation and logistics of moving grain from one location to another by truck and railcar. Our ideal candidate will be a great communicator, will be good with numbers and will have demonstrated experience buying grain from local farmers and producers. Bachelor’s degree is preferred, preferably in Ag Economics or Ag Business, but we would consider candidates with significant experience in this field that does not hold a degree. As a leading agribusiness company, we offer a competitive wage and full benefits package. This includes health and life insurance premiums paid for employee, dental, vision, Rx card, 401k with company match, profit sharing, flexible spending plans, paid vacation and holidays and more. Apply in person, send your resume or call for more information.

2202 - STUD SERVICE FOR SALE NE - MORGAN STALLION STANDING AT STUD, (308) 587-2344 2208 - HORSE TRAINING FOR SALE

Colts Started Colts started on cattle Horse breaking and training Problem solved Cutting and reined cow horses Ranch horses Ranch rope work Arena work Thousands acres to ride out on Clinics and lessons

2502 - CUSTOM WORK/SERVICES CONT’D IA - WANTED DAMAGED CORN AND WHEAT AND ALPHA TOX CORN! PAY PREMIUM DOLLAR WITH VACS IN TRUCKS. CALL CODY 402-350-8187 OR WES 402-250-4185, (402) 350-8187

SCRAP METAL CLEANUP CALL FOR PRICES.

605-520-6341 Call Telly: 605-520-0236

Call Dave:

www.loadsearch.net

NE - ALL STEEL FEEDLOT FENCING. STEEL FEED BUNKS. PORTABLE CALVING SHEDS, PIVOT BRIDGES. FREE ESTIMATES AND WE TRAVEL. MEISTER WELDING. CALL:, (402) 367-2479 SD - SHEEP SHEARING CREW AVAILABLE NOW!!!! ASK FOR ROY AT, (605) 380-8768

105 North Kamala, Yuma CO 80759 jobs@bartlett-grain.com 800-860-7290 EOE/AA/D/V/Drug Screen/Background Check

CAW FENCING

Wheat Harvest Help Wanted

Serving Western US.

WIRE, PIPE, WOOD & VINYL

from Montana to Texas. 3 CDL Truck Drivers; 2 Combine Operators.

(970) 396-8729

Malta, MT

To place your classified ad call Jodi @ 800-658-3191

Amber Waves Harvesting

Call for info:

717-377-9994

2502 - CUSTOM WORK/SERVICES KS - CORN, MILO, WHEAT HARVESTING WANTED. TWO JD MACHINES & SUPPORTING TRUCKS., (785) 567-8515

Rich’s Ag Service

308-760-1380 Please leave message

Give us a call for all your Repair needs! General Diesel Repair, AG, Construction, Irrigation Power Units, Over the Road, Engines, Air Conditioners

308-293-5108

VLACH CONTRUCTION INC. Earth work of all types.

605-430-0529 2230 - HORSE- OTHER FOR SALE SD - MITCHELL LIVESTOCK HORSE SALE, MITCHELL, SD. , APRIL SALE 19TH OPEN CONSIGNED HORSES FOLLOWED BY LOOSE HORSES. WWW. MITCHELLLIVESTOCKHORSESALE. COM TYLER MCGREGOR-605770-8190 OR RHONDA LOGES-, (605) 7595478 2301 - DOGS FOR SALE WY - GOOD QUALITY BLUE HEELER AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS: BRED IN MICHIGAN. BEST DOGS I HAVE EVER HAD! PUPS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A REGULAR BASIS. $300.00., (307) 272-1915

BORDER COLLIE/MCNAB STOCK DOG PUPPIES: Ready to go, black and white, short haired, proven working parents, first shots and wormed. 100% guaranteed to work stock. Call for details. 307-620-0232 2501 - HELP WANTED/NEED WORK KS - WANTING WORK WITH HORSES! EXERCIZING ON LUNGE LINE OR UNDER SADDLE. GROOMING, CLEANING STALLS. ETC. LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES. WILLING TO RELOCATE. CALL JEFF AT, (785) 6972264

“We now install drainage tile up to 12 inches” Rick Vlach 308-245-4165 Home • 308-219-0072 Cell Steve Kriewald 308-219-0454 Cell Scotia, Nebr.

KRAYE ANGUS PRODUCTION SALE

April 6, 2013 At the Kraye Sale Facility Mullen, Nebraska

Selling 100 Performance Bred Registered Yearling Angus Bulls Featuring sons of Final Answer, Upward, 458N, Gridiron, Chisum, Upgrade and more. Also Selling 20 Purebred Commercial Yearling Heifers

Farmhand Wanted!

with mechanical experience. Housing and many other benefits provided.

Selling

KS - NEED RESPONSIBLE HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS FOR 2013 HARVEST CREW. TX TO MT SUMMER WHEAT HARVEST. GUARANTEED MONTHLY WAGE PLUS ROOM & BOARD. NEW JD COMBINES, PETERBILT/KW TRUCKS. SKINNER HARVESTING LLC, CALL DAN OR LEAVE MESSAGE AT (620) 340-2843, (620) 343-8140

Tyler Sonstegard • Cell: 320-226-2340 Email: tjsonstegard@3scc.net • Website: www.3scc.net

2501 - HELP WANTED/NEED WORK CONT’D

--$7000 --

Sonstegard Cattle Co., L.L.C. 9th Annual Bull Sale, Saturday, April 13th, 2013 1:00 pm (CT) • at the River Ranch, Montevideo, MN Offering bulls bred for calving ease, maternal, performance, and carcass! All Bulls will have a carcass ultrasound, fertility test, and performance test. Take advantage of a family operation that has over 35 Years of Red Angus breeding experience

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Kraye Angus

Nemeth Angus Ludell, KS 785-626-4309 • 785-322-5505

35791 Antelope Valley Rd Mullen, NE 69152 John 308-546-2524 David 308-546-7015 jkraye@neb-sandhills.net www.krayeangus.com All Performance Data Available

Family Owned Nebraska Grown


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Custom bailing, raking, shredding, & hauling of corn stalks and hay! Custom silage cutting We rake for downed corn. Have 4 balers & 19 wheel Roush rake. Also do hauling with side dump trailer. Custom Manure Spreading.

Matt Musil 308-380-8972 • Ravenna NE

DAN ZIEMBA WELDING

Nebraska Farm & Ranch

FOR SALE

Knapheid Tilt Dump Bed: 8’x10’6”, electric hydraulic off 1 ton truck $2,500.00 Western Pro Plow: 9’ complete with lights, like new! For 1 ton thru 2 ton. $3,550.00 1984 Ford F-600 6 Yard Dump Truck: Single axle, 5 speed with 2 speed snow plow, 90% tires, 46,000 miles. Call for info. 1970 CJ Jeep: 4x4, V6, 3 speed, with 2 speed. Total restore! F.G. Top. Call for photo and info. Ford F-350 Dually: V8 auto, 7’x11’ stock bed with 4 ft. sides, with hydraulic electric 2000 lb lift. $3,500.00

Several late Model “off lease” DAYCABS...

2510 - SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION/SCHOOLS FOR SALE Online agribusiness degree and courses through Casper College: Offering online courses from basic record keeping, computer applications, management, and outdoor recreation as they apply to agriculture. For more information contact Marty Finch at mfinch@caspercollege.edu or 800-442-2963, ext. 2595. Visit www.caspercollege.edu/agriculture.

2602 - PICKUPS WANTED TO BUY NE - HD COIL SPRINGS FOR 1971 3/4 TON CHEVY PICKUP, END GATE FOR 1980 GMC 3/4 TON, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - THIRD SEAT FOR 95-99 SUBURBAN, TAUPE LEATHER, $100.00, (308) 624-2177 2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE SD - 1952 IH L160 TRUCK, 16’ COMBINATION GRAIN & STOCK BOX & HOIST, GOOD CONDITION. $2000, (605) 386-2131

2005 & 2007 8600’s white, 10sp, Cat C-13, low miles. 2004 Columbia’s, 10sp, C-12, 600K miles. Also Kenworth T-800, AUTO SHIFT’S, ISX & ISM power. CALL: 402-469-0789 or go to FisherTruckSales.com (3) 2006 IH 9400, red, day cab, Cat 435hp, 10spd...........................$29,500 2013 43’ grain trailers ......Call for price 1994 Mack daycab 350hp, 13............... ...........................................$12,000.00 1994 freightliner daycab detroit,13....... ...........................................$12,000.00 2000 freightliner daycab detroit , 10 spd.................................$15,000.00 1998 freightliner daycab detroit , 10 spd ...................$15,000.00 2003 peterbilt daycab overhauled , 10 spd...................................36,000.00

FOR RENT 2011 43’ Wilson Ag Hoppers, 66’ sides, air ride w/scale

MIDWEST TRUCK SALES & LEASING L.L.C. OMAHA, NE 402-934-7727 www.mwtrucksales.com

1990 Kenworth T-600, 425 Cat.

2005 Peterbilts & Kenworths, ALLISON AUTOMATICS, tandem axle, cab and chassis, can build to suit, Steve 785-259-6817 MO - CHEVY C65 10 WHEELER, 18’ BED, ROLLOVER TARP, 5+2 SPEED, RUNS GOOD, $7,000.00, (660) 548-3804

(3) 2006 IH 9400, red, day cab, Cat 435hp, 10spd ......... ................................$29,500 Freightliner FLD-120, 42” FT slpr ..........................$12,500 2013 43’ grain trailers .......... .........................Call for price FOR RENT 2011 43’ Wilson Ag Hoppers, 66’ sides, air ride w/scale

MIDWEST TRUCK SALES & LEASING L.L.C. OMAHA, NE 402-934-7727 www.mwtrucksales.com KS - 1986 MACK TANDUM DUMP TRUCK FOR SALE! NEW PAINT, VERY NICE TRUCK. $16,000 CALL:, (316) 323-2707 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

13 sp. 20’ box & hoist ..$22,500

785-821-2300 m-tsales.net for pictures NE - 2012 HH TRAILER, 8’X10’, ALUMINUM. ALSO, 5’ X 9’ TRAILER. BOTH HAVE RAMPS., (402) 726-2488 2607 - UTILITY TRAILERS FOR SALE KS - INTERSTATE 6’ X 12’ ENCLOSED CARGO TRAILER, HAS INTERIOR CABINETS & SHELVING, $2,750.00, (785) 871-0711 2613 - MOBILE HOMES & RV’S FOR SALE KS - 1977 CHEVY MOTOR HOME, $3,950.00, (785) 871-0711 2615 - AIRPLANES FOR SALE NE - MONI MOTOR GLIDER AND TRAILER, LOW HOURS, (402) 364-2592 2616 - TIRES WANTED TO BUY NE - HOT PATCH VULCANIZING PATCHES, (308) 587-2344 NE - 11. 2 X 36 OR 12. 4 X 36 TIRES, (308) 587-2344 MO - 20. 4 X 34 REAR TIRES, (816) 3782015 FOR SALE NE - 15” SPLIT RIMS, 8 HOLE, 750 MUD/SNOW, (308) 587-2344 NE - RIM-GARD, NON CORROSIVE, TIRE BALLAST, TUBE OR TUBELESS TIRES, (308) 587-2344 NE - FOR SALE: JOHN DEERE 480/80 R 50, 10 BOLT, DUEL WHEEL, EXTENSION FOR 30” ROW. TIRES. CALL TIM AT, (308) 8838662

2840 - OTHER CONST. EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

3005 - FENCING MATERIALS FOR SALE - CONT’D

JD 2555 4WD tractor

3W Livestock EQUIPMENT

with Koyker loader, cab, AC, heat, 5300 hours, clean. $22,500.00 Burns, WY

484-798-1405

MAKE OFFER - LET’S DEAL

307-267-1900

On site or in the shop welding services Call Anytime 402-366-0160 1076 130 Rd. Osceola, NE 68651 ziembadan@yahoo.com

2618 - SEMI TRACTORS/TRAILERS WANTED TO BUY IA - LATE MODEL TRLRS & TRUCKS WITH LIGHT DAMAGE OR IN NEED OF ENGINE REPAIRS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE NE - 1999 PETERBUILT 378 12. 7 DET. , 9 SPEED, 7” STACKS, ALLOY WHEELS, 340K ON OVERHAUL. SHARP! CALL, (402) 4690789 2630 - TRANSPORTATION OTHER FOR SALE

March 21, 2013

F&S Truck Parts is buying and selling truck beds in your area. Call Zach at 800-440-0721 pick up and delivery available 2803 - DIRT SCRAPERS WANTED TO BUY MO - WE BUY & TRADE USED HYDRAULIC EJECTION SCRAPERS, (660) 548-3804 FOR SALE MO - NEW & USED SCRAPERS- EJECTION & DUMP, ANY SIZE, (660) 548-3804 NE - PULL BEHIND BOX SCRAPERS, 10’ & 12’; 3PT’S 6’ & 8’, (402) 678-2277 MO - NEW TOREQ BY STEIGER & LEON SCRAPERS, (660) 548-3804 MO - TOREQ 40” PTO DITCHER, $7,800.00, (660) 548-3804 MO - BUFFALO 12’ BOX BLADES IN STOCK, (660) 548-3804 ND - SCRAPER: BUY & SELL OLD CABLE SCRAPERS, CAT 60, 70, 80; LETOURNEAU LS, LP, FP; A/C; ALL MAKES AND SIZES, WILL CONVERT OVER TO HYDRAULICS, VERY PROFESSIONALLY DONE, TIRES & PARTS. CONTACT STEVE, WWW. STEVEVOIGHTMAN. COM. CELL 701-6808015 OR BUS., (701) 742-2182 KS - 6 YD PULL TYPE FORCED EJECTION, $2,950.00, (785) 871-0711 MO - LEON HYDRAULIC EJECT 1450 WITH EXTENSIONS, NEW TIRES & PAINT, (660) 548-3804 MO - TOREQ 11. 5 YD, (660) 548-3804 2807 - GENERATORS FOR SALE ND - GENERATORS: 20 KW TO 2000KWDIESEL, PROPANE & NATURAL GAS. ALL LOW-HOUR TAKEOUT GENSETS. CUMMINS /ONAN, KOHLER, CAT, DETROIT DIESEL & MORE. ABRAHAM GENERATOR SALES COOPERSTOWN, ND (INVENTORY ONLINE) WWW. ABRAHAMINDUSTRIAL. COM. WE SHIP NATIONWIDE!, (701) 797-4766 IA - MULTI-QUIP WHISPER WATT 25K VA AC GENERATOR, DIESEL ENGINE, 8200 HOURS, $3,850. RUNS GREAT! CALL FOR INFORMATION:, (515) 240-3017 2822 - SKID STEER LOADERS FOR SALE KS - BOBCAT 963, $20,000.00, (785) 8710711 2824 - MATERIAL HANDLING EQMT FOR SALE NE - 1500-8000# (MOSTLY 4000#), AIR TIRES & NEW FORKS, (402) 678-2277 OK - PETTIBONE, 30’ LIFT CELL 580-5251265, $3,500.00, (580) 361-2265 2827 - BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE MN - THE BEST RADIANT FLOOR HEAT WATER TUBING. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON A COMPLETE SYSTEM. VOLUME DISCOUNTS, FACTORY OUTLET PRICES. COMPARE & SAVE! GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES. WWW. MIKESHEATING. www.myfarmandranch.com COM & CALL, (800) 446-4043

3002 - ANTIQUE TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY SD - MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE ANY OLDER MM, (605) 386-2131 FOR SALE MN - ANTIQUE TRACTOR COLLECTORS! BIEWER’S TRACTOR & MACH. SALV. SPECIALIZES IN 1920-85 TRACTOR PARTS. FREE NATIONWIDE LOCATING. BARNESVILLE, MN. SEARCH PARTS & SEE OVER 300 ANTIQUE TRACTORS PICTURED AT SALVAGETRACTORS. COM, (218) 493-4696 NE - TRACTOR PARTS FOR SALE. NEW AFTERMARKET PARTS FOR MOST MAKES OF TRACTORS. FRONT END PARTS, 3 PT HITCH PARTS, RADIATORS, SEATS, STEERING WHEELS, BATTERY BOXES, PTO PARTS, DRAWBARS, WATER PUMPS, DECALS & MORE. CLASSIC AG, AINSWORTH, NE., (800) 286-2171 IA - IH TRACTORS: A, SUP A, B, C, SUP C, H, SUP H, M, SUP M, SMTA, 300, 350, 400, 450, 460, 560, 606, 504, 706G, 240, 340, 574 UTILITIES, (712) 299-6608 IA - JD 48A, $1850, JD MTB, JDB, JD 50 W/HYD & PTO., (712) 299-6608 3003 - ANTIQUE VEHICLES WANTED TO BUY SD - IH 6 SPEED SPECIAL TRUCK, (605) 386-2131 SD - OLDER JEEPS, CJ 2A, 1948 OR OLDER, ALSO MILITARY, (605) 386-2131 3004 - ANTIQUE MACHINERY FOR SALE IA - LARGE NUMBER OF ANTIQUE MACHINERY ITEMS, INCLUDING STEEL WHEEL PLOWS, POTATO DIGGERS, & GEARS FOR IH & JD STEEL WHEELS, STEEL WHEEL ROAD GRADERS & HAY LOADERS., (712) 299-6608 Near New GE electric irrigation motor and Aurora Pump, 260 ft, 75/100 hp, good condition; FARMHAND HAY SWEEP with factory push-off. Fits F11/F258 Loaders. Excellent shape! “RARE” TWO-BOTTOM MCCORMICK TUMBLE PLOW with sodbuster plow bottoms; LINE OF ANTIQUE MACHINERY, including manure spreader, culitvators and potato digger; 22 FOOT 2 3/8 INCH drill stem windmill tower. Excellent shape!! Casey, 307-630-2345 3005 - FENCING MATERIALS FOR SALE SD - FOREVER POST 4”X7’POINTED, 5”X8’ FLAT. PLASIC FENCE POST CAN BE NAILED, STAPLED, SCREWED. WON’T ROT. 39 POSTS PER BUNDLE. 4 BUNDLE DISCOUNTS $12 TO $16 EACH. STEEL STORAGE CONTAINERS 8’X20’, 8’X40’ $2500. TO $4500 EACH. WE DELIVER., HAENSEL DISTRIBUTING. I90 EXIT 387 HARTFORD SD. CALL CLINT AT 605-310-6653 OR JOHN AT, (605) 351-5760

GALVENIZED GUARDRAIL Grade 1 and Grade 2

Please call for delivered quote 423-791-4771 • 712-726-3562 620-546-3507 STRUCTURAL PIPE

 Excellent Condition  Overstock Price 

WINTER SPECIAL ON CONTINUOUS FENCE • 6 Bar 1 1/4" 14 Gauge 20' Section- $85 • 5 Bar 1 1/2" 14 Gauge 20' Section- $91 • 1 3/4" Schedule 40 20' Section- $98

Fenceline Feedrack Panels 50”x16” Start at $225

308.235.8536 308.235.2119

Volume Discounts on 50 Panels & Over DELIVERY AVAILABLE

3016 - BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES FOR SALE NE - HIGH DENSITY FOAM BOARD INSULATION. $18.56 PER SHEET - 4’ X 8’ X 2” THICK. ELIMINATE FROST HEAVING IN CONCRETE. PERFECT FOR IN-FLOOR HEATING APPLICATIONS. CALL LITEFORM AT, (800) 551-3313

30’x50’x10’..................$8,579 40’x60’x12’ ................$11,999 60’x100’x16’..............$26,706 100’x150’x16’............$58,425

BIG DOOR SPECIALS

60’X100’X18’ ............$37,500 70’X100’X18’ ............$58,000 30’X16’ Overhead Door w/Opener Incl. (Local codes may affect prices) Fx: 940-484-6746 info@rhinobldg.com

Visit Our Website: http://www.RHINOBLDG.COM Toll Free 1-888-320-7466

MO - FARM BUILDING SALE! SAVE THOUSANDS ON BARNS, IMPLEMENT SHEDS, SHOPS AND GARAGES. FACEBOOK: PERKA BUILDINGS OR CALL, (800) 467-3752 3030 - OTHER FOR SALE NE - REASONABLY PRICE MECHANICS GLOVES, WARM GLOVES, MITTENS & OTHER GLOVES., (308) 587-2344 3031 - TARPS FOR SALE

Waterproof Billboard Tarps Free Shipping Used as Hay Tarps, Pond Liner, Covering Equipment “Recycling by Repurposing”

Repurposed MATERIALS • Used Conveyor Belting: Windbreaks, flooring • Pool Covers: Garden covers, awnings • Sweeper Brushes: Livestock Back Scratchers www.repurposedmaterialinc.com

303.321.1471 3032 - GIFT ITEMS FOR SALE Stocking Stuffer for this Christmas Season! The book “My Address is Heaven.”

2 3/8 @ $32.00 per joint

The Bill Linderman Story - The Great Cowboy Legend.

ALL SIZES AVAILABLE RPJ ENERGY

Christmas Special: $25 Post Paid. Call: 800-554-2303 • 406-445-2303

Call or E-mail Cortney: 970.324.4580

Send Check or Money Order: Bonnie Voelz • 225 Shorey Rd • Roberts, MT 59070

Now selling large square bales, Alfalfa & Grass Hay rpjenergy@gmail.com

Engine Machine Specialist High Efficiency & Long Life G855 .........................$21,000 G3406.......................$22,500

Complete Overhauls G3406 .......................$15,000 G855 .........................$15,000 Complete OH Includes: All new pistons & liners, valves, seats, guides, paint, dress out parts, gauges & run-in

Trades Welcome Nobody Builds A Better Engine Than Us!! www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Guymon, OK

580-338-3986

www.enginesatems.com


March 21, 2013 3034 - WIND GENERATORS WANTED TO BUY SD - JACOBS 32 VOLT WIND GENERATOR, ALSO WINCHARGER USED DURING THE ‘30’S & ‘40’S, WILL PAY ACCORDING TO CONDITION, (605) 386-2131 5000 - FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Nebraska Farm & Ranch 6000 - GUIDED HUNTING FOR SALE

CABIN REALTY & AG SERVICES

Terry K. Held, Broker

Current Listings 237+/- Acres, excellent for hunting on the South side of Niobrara River, creek and excellent views. Good access with REA and Rural Water, Knox County, NE. 160 Acres All grass unit, Brown County, NE. 300 Acres Water Rights Available, Lower Loup NRD 450+/- acres grass unit, Wheeler County For more information: www.cabinrealtyagservices.com

Irrigated Land Auction

FOR SALE BY OWNER COUNTRY LIVING! 34 ACRES AND LARGE NEWLY REMODELED HOME. 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF BRIDGEPORT, MORRILL COUNTY, NEBRASKA. 24 IRRIGATED ACRES, TREES, HUNTING, GUEST OR RENTAL HOUSE, BARN, EXTRA GARAGE, GRAIN BIN AND MORE.

PHONE 308-262-1370 LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER.

For Sale! 80x200 Indoor Arena on 7 acres! 3 miles from North Platte on Walker & State Farm Rd. New well, corrals, return alley w/roping chute. Inferred heaters, energy efficient lighting, 500 gl. propane tank, room to build!

Call 541-490-5335

PASTURE WANTED

182+/- Acres. 131.3 Certified Wet Acres. 153.7 DCP Cropland acres.From the I-80 exit at Cozad the property is 6 miles South on HWY 21, turning West on Rd 754 for 1 mile, South 1 mile to Rd 753, turning West for 2 miles, South 1 mile and the subject property is on the West side of the road.

for 30 to 400 cows for the summer of 2013 and beyond.

118 acres Crawford Co., Iowa...$1,003,000 (Goodrich Township) 90 crop acres & pond 96 acres Crawford Co., Iowa .......$675,000 (Milford Township) 60 crop acres

Hunting Country Real Estate LLC www.huntingcountry.net

109 North 4th Ave., Logan, Iowa • 712-644-3955 Mitch Barney (Broker) Private Land Sales and Auction Services Licensed associates throughout IA, NE, KS, MO, OK, TX, CO

316-323-4874

5006 - RENTAL PROPERTY WANTED TO BUY NE - LOOKING FOR LAND TO RENT. IRRIGATED OR DRYLAND. LONG TERM. CASH OR SHARES. ANYWHERE IN NEBRASKA. TO PLANT ALFALFA OR FORAGE. CALL:, (308) 627-3082 WANTED TO RENT NE - WANT TO RENT! FATHER ALONG WITH SON (WHO IS HOPING TO GET STARTED FARMING) LOOKING FOR FARM GROUND TO RENT. MODERN EQUIPMENT, WILL PAY GOING RENT PRICE. PLEASE CALL 308-2632361 OR, (308) 991-5184

www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

WANTED TO RENT KS - YOUNG FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND TO RENT, CUSTOM FARM OR PLANT IN SHERMAN & CHEYENNE COUNTIES. DAN SHIELDS FARMING, (785) 821-0804 5001 - NON-FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Hazel Loar Estate-The Queen of Collectables

Call for a Free Quote & Info Packet. Hunting Leases Since 1999

Fri & Sat April 5-6-2013 10:00 am Each Day Start Time Phelps County Ag Center-Phelps County Fairgrounds Holdrege, NE Featuring: Jewelry, Collector China, Glassware, Furniture, Artwork, China Dolls, Lots & Lots, Post Cards, Clocks, Toys & Games, so much more. 2-Days of Great Items go to www.nebraskaauctionservice.com for over 200 photos

www.BaseCampLeasing.com 6002 - TRAVEL PACKAGES FOR SALE Calgary Stampede July 12th thru 15th: 3 nights hotel, Rodeo tickets for the 13th & 14th, Evening show the 13th with Chuckwagon Races. Round trip deluxe motorcoach will depart from Billings and Great Falls MT. $839.00 per person double occupancy. $1,105 single. Contact Beartooth Travel 800-554-2303

Contact Nebraska Auction Service at 308-276-2189 For more information call Johnny Walker

(308) 340-7173

7003 - AUCTIONS FOR SALE

Consignment Horse Sale! Dawson County Fairgrounds Lexington, Nebraska Selling horses of all classes.

5004 - PASTURE RENT WANTED TO RENT

Dustin

Antique Auction

1-866-309-1507

April 27th, 2013 at 10 a.m.

April 5, 2013 @ 10:30 cdt Cozad Grand Generation Center, Cozad NE

For more information: www.cabinrealtyagservices.com Cabin Realty & Ag Services Terry K. Held, Broker • (402) 394-1111 P.O. Box 157 Ericson, NE 68637 (308) 653-2018

2-Day

Earn $$$ Lease the Hunting Rights to your Land !

PRICE REDUCED

FARM & RANCH REAL ESTATE SALES & MGT. P. O. BOX 157 ERICSON, NE 68637 OFFICE: 308-653-2018 FAX: 308-653-2019

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To Consign call Ross at 308-457-9313 or 308-222-0335

Exotic Bird & Animal Sale! Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, Nebraska

April 7th, 2013 at 9 a.m. All types of hoof stocks & poultry.

For information call Ross at 308-457-9313 or 308-222-0335

To place your classified ad call Jodi @ 800-658-3191

MORE THAN JUST SPRAYERS! Check With Us First For Parts

GOOSE CREEK HORSE PROPERTY

THOMAS HORSE PROPERTY

Evansville, Natrona County, Wyoming Well-maintained 20+ acre horse property located 10 minutes east of Casper. Custom-built 3,843 sq. ft. home with many outstanding features. 81’X104’ indoor arena. 42’X64’ shop with concrete floor.

Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska 8.85+ deeded acres 8 miles northwest of Scottsbluff, NE. Excellent improvements including ranch-style home, fully insulated 14-stall horse barn, 80’X176’ lighted indoor arena, several pens & runs, corrals and other outbuildings.

Price: $1,280,000 Contact Cory Clark at (307) 334-2025 or Scott Leach at (307) 331-9095

SCOLLY DOWNS Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming

Self-sufficient living on 167+ acre executive ranch west of Casper. Beautiful 8,900 sq. ft. home, private well, solar & wind-generated power, greenhouse, 2 low-pressure pivots, barn, shop, indoor arenas & MORE!

• Banjo Valves, Strainers and Fittings • Hypro. and Ace Pumps and Parts • Teejet Nozzle Bodies • Turbo Drop Nozzles • Fertilizer Orifices • All Sizes of Hose

Price: $3,995,000

Select Sprayers, LLC

Contact Tandy Dockery, Scott Leach or Cory Clark at (307) 334-2025

4319 Imperial Ave., East Hwy. 30, Kearney or call

308-338-8006

Price: $350,000 Contact Cory Clark at (307) 334-2025

COTTONWOOD EQUESTRIAN CENTER Silesia, Carbon County, Montana Premier equestrian center located along the banks of the Clarks Fork River 20 miles SW of Billings. 30+ indoor stalls, small indoor training arena, large indoor riding arena, 2 large outdoor riding arenas plus 2 large, custom-built homes, heated shop, 24 RV hook ups, and MORE!

Price: $3,550,000 Contact Denver Gilbert at (406) 697-3961

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Midlands Classified Ad Network GERING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR: SECONDARY SPED TEACHER (7-12 ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED). INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE REQUESTED TO APPLY VIA OUR WEBSITE WWW.GERINGSCHOOLS.NET. APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL MAY 15, 2013. CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS ARE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE. EOE HAYES CENTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS SEEKING A K-12 GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AND STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. THIS POSITION REQUIRES A 10 MONTH CONTRACT AND INCLUDES BENEFITS. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS, STRONG COLLABORATION SKILLS, EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND A WILLINGNESS TO ADAPT TO DISTRICT NEEDS. ABILITY TO LEARN ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAMS A MUST. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE TRADITIONAL GUIDANCE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS COLLEGE/CAREER PLANNING, REGISTRATION/SCHEDULING, CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS, ASSISTANCE WITH THE TESTING PROGRAM, AS WELL AS OTHER DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST, CREDENTIALS, AND A COPY OF YOUR NEBRASKA SCHOOL COUNSELOR CERTIFICATE TO: RON HOWARD, SUPERINTENDENT, HAYES

CENTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS, P.O. BOX 8, HAYES CENTER, NE 69032. FEED YARD POSITION. SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY FEEDERS IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL IN OUR FEEDING AND MAINTENANCE OPERATION. EXPERIENCE IN FEED TRUCK, LOADER AND YARD MAINTENANCE A PLUS. COMPETITIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE. RESUME AND REFERENCES CAN BE MAILED TO PO BOX 667, MORRILL, NE 69358 OR APPLY IN PERSON AT 30029 CR 11, MORRILL, NE. GENERAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN, ADAMS TRUCKING, SIDNEY, NE. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BASIC MECHANIC WORK, TIRE & OIL CHANGES, AND GREASING EQUIPMENT. CALL MEGAN 800525-6958X1127 EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & CDL DRIVERS, GERING, NE. PLEASE GO TO PAUL REED CONSTRUCTION OFFICE AT 2970 N. 10TH IN GERING FOR APPLICATION MITCHELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. TEACHER POSITIONS. MITCHELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SECONDARY BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR, SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTOR AND UPPER ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTOR FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NEBRASKA TEACHING CERTIFICATE AND HOLD AN APPROPRIATE ENDORSEMENT. MITCHELL IS A CLASS C-1 SCHOOL IN WESTERN

NEBRASKA. POSITIONS WILL INCLUDE COACHING AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL. INTERESTED APPLICANTS NEED TO SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME AND HAVE CREDENTIALS SENT TO: MR. KENT HALLEY- SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, 1819 19TH AVE., MITCHELL NE. 69357, OFFICE ( 3 0 8 ) 6 2 3 - 1 7 0 7 , KHALLEY@PANESU.ORG. MITCHELL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. POSITIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED LEYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR IN THE FOLLOWING POSITION: JR. HIGH LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION TEACHER, ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS, COACHING PREFERRED, NEBRASKA CERTIFICATION REQUIRED. INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD SEND A LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME, REFERENCE LETTER AND CREDENTIALS TO MR. JAMES MCGOWN, 7-12 PRINCIPAL, LEYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, P.O. BOX 297, DALTON, NE 69131. PHONE: 308377-2301. LEYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. GOSHEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1. WWW.GOSHEN.K12.WY.US. CURRENT SALARY RANGE $42,000$75,250. COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE. TORRINGTON, WY UPCOMING VACANCIES FOR 20132014 SCHOOL YEAR: ADMINISTRATIVE OPENINGS;

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION & DATA MANAGEMENT (SALARY RANGE $95,000 - $100,000). DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR (SALARY RANGE $63,000 - $68,000). TORRINGTON SCHOOLS: ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER – LINCOLN ELEMENTARY; ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER – LINCOLN ELEMENTARY; ART TEACHER – TORRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL • ENGLISH TEACHER – TORRINGTON. HIGH SCHOOL: PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER – TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (WITH VARSITY COACHING PREFERRED). DISTRICTWIDE: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST – PREFER COUNSELING BACKGROUND/MAY CONSIDER ELIGIBLE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERN; INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATOR FOR SCIENCE – PREFER 5 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE WITH MASTER’S DEGREE. COACHING VACANCIES: TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL - HEAD VOLLEYBALL, ASST TRACK, ASST GIRLS; BASKETBALL, FRESHMAN BOYS HEAD BASKETBALL; TORRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL – HEAD & ASST 8TH GR VOLLEYBALL; SOUTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL - HEAD & ASSISTANT BOYS BASKETBALL. ***$3,000 SPECIAL EDUCATION HIRING BONUS***. ALL ADMINISTRATOR, TEACHING, AND COACHING POSITIONS REQUIRE CURRENT WYOMING CERTIFICATION WITH APPLICABLE ENDORSEMENT(S). ALL REQUIRED APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT

WWW.GOSHEN1.ORG CALL 307-5322171 OR EMAIL LFRITZLER@GOSHEN1.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION. GCSD#1 IS AN EOE. GENERAL MANAGER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT. THE UPPER NIOBRARA WHITE NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT IN CHADRON, NEBRASKA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF GENERAL MANAGER. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: SUPERVISING DISTRICT STAFF, DEVELOPING THE BUDGET, LONG RANGE PLANNING, AND OVERSEEING ALL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS. CANDIDATE WILL WORK WITH AN ELEVEN MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN BRINGING NEW PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS FORWARD. ABILITY TO USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND DISCRETION WHEN DEALING WITH BOARD, STAFF AND PUBLIC REQUIRED. BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, AGRICULTURE OR A RELATED FIELD PREFERRED. EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED. SALARY WILL BE COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE. COVER LETTER AND RESUME MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. APRIL 10, 2013. MAIL TO: JAMES LEES, 106 HAYNES RD., WHITNEY, NE 69367. CONTACT JAMES LEES AT 308-667-2754. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.UNWNRD.ORG.


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