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A new way of dairying Robotic milking with the MIone makes milking a consistent and predictable process. You’ll no longer worry about milkers not showing up for a shift, or “procedural drift” in the way your cows are prepped and milked.

THE MIONE PROVIDES: Consistent milking procedures — Every cow is milked the same way, every time, with no variation due to training issues or human error.

Routine monitoring — You’ll have a constant handle on the performance and health of every cow in your herd, via the system’s daily monitoring of milk weights, milk conductivity, individual-cow components, and feed intake.

Freedom and flexibility — You can focus on your most important priorities, both on and off the farm.

Relief from physical labor — Automated processes and more efficient procedures for performing regular cow-management tasks will leave you more time to monitor herd performance. You can focus on management and cow care outside the milking parlor, without the physical exhaustion that accompanies constant milking sessions. Less labor management — You’ll no longer need to hire, train, and manage a crew of employees to milk your cows, and will be relieved of associated regulatory and accounting tasks. You can shift your focus back to managing the entities that likely attracted you to dairying in the first place — your cows.

Room to grow The MIone from GEA Farm Technologies is the only automated milking system that allows for herd expansion without purchasing additional robots. One MIone robot can be adapted to work with up to five milking boxes. Competitive systems are one box:one robot configurations. Expanding to multiple boxes just requires one vacuum pump, one computer system, one wash system, and one application arm. The MIone offers the highest milking capacity for the investment cost. The possibility for future expansion is an important consideration as you design your initial milking center and housing areas.

Monroe WestfaliaSurge

W6031 Melvin Rd. • Monroe, WI

608-325-2772


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S SALE YAR T R E B GILMonday, August 5th, 2013 D ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS NOW! TRACTORS

AC Model C tractor AC WD 1951 tractor Agco Allis 5680 w/ TA 25 Westendorf loader (2868 hours) Case 2390 Caterpillar No. 70 scraper D6C Caterpillar1970 Farmall 706 Farmall 560 w. Westendorf loader Ford 550 backhoe (1978) IH 574 Utility gas tractor (1972) IH 986 Tractor w. duals (manual) IH M Tractor w. loader JCB 8250 IVT-power shift-auto- 8.3 Cummins260 hp 4000 hours JD 8440- 1980 with 9200 hours- new engine 2000 hours ago JD 4640 Tractor (2) JD 950 loader tractor Long 3 pt Backhoe 1199 A w. extra bucket Oliver Diesel 1850 w. Henniker cab & Oliver loader Wurdinger pull type tile plow 4”-5”-6” boots Wurdinger tile plow 4”-6” boots w. electric control valve w. laser receiver control bar 4440 JD w/4400hrs, quad range, duals, quick hitch 2010- Brent 1080 grain cart w/ scale, hyd. spout

SPRAYERS

Bestway sprayer w. 48’ boom w. controls 60’ fast boom 500-gallon sprayer tank

MACHINERY

JD 260 skid loader tracks Pickup unit for combine for Massy Ferguson 3 pt box scraper Steinway rock picker Tractor loader- fits Massy Harris row crop Koyker loader w. case mounts 970 Backhoe buckets Tandem axel maxi coil tile cart

AUGERS

STEP UP

Step up to the driver’s suite: Kubota’s new M135GX. Crowned with the largest Kubota cab ever built, and one of the largest available in its class. And like every Kubota, the reliable and efficient M135GX works hard today and holds its value tomorrow. See your local Kubota dealer to learn more.

Fertle Under car auger Hutchinson 10x65 auger Hutchinson 8x65 auger Hutch Mill Rath- PTO 8” x 53’ Hutchinson Straight 61’ x 10” auger Hutch Mill Rath 32’ auger- PTO 12’ Sweep Auger 10x70 Sudenga swing hopper auger Sukup Grain Cleaner 60’ 6” Utrough cross auger 10” x 32’ truck auger Westfield 100-61 swing auger

COMBINES/HEADS

Case IH 1020 bean platform 30ft Gehl 3330 Corn head Harvest hand head mover 9500 Combine- 1996 engine- 2300 hours, sep1700 hours, 920 bean platform, 643 corn head 3 pt combine head mover 30’ head mover 25’ head mover

SPREADERS

Blue Jet 6010 Manure injector bar 48’ w/JD rate controller JD 450 Manure Spreader

LIVESTOCK

A lot of Livestock equipment

FENCING/POSTS Steel posts Electric fence posts Wood fence posts Light posts Tee posts Telephone poles

WAGONS

$0 Down, 0% A.P.R. for 60 months on new Kubota BX, B, L, M, and TLB Models:

Alex Power Equipment 111 50th. Ave. West Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 763-4994

$0 down, 0% A.P.R. financing for up to 60 months on purchases of new Kubota BX, B, L, M and TLB series equipment is available to qualified purchasers from participating dealers’ in-stock inventory through 9/30/2013. Example: A 60-month monthly installment repayment term at 0% A.P.R. requires 60 payments of $16.67 per $1,000 financed. 0% A.P.R. interest is available to customers if no dealer documentation preparation fee is charged. Dealer charge for document preparation fee shall be in accordance with state laws. Inclusion of ineligible equipment may result in a higher blended A.P.R. Not available for Rental, National Accounts or Governmental customers. 0% A.P.R. and low rate financing may not be available with customer instant rebate offers. Financing is available through Kubota Credit Corporation, U.S.A., 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503; subject to credit approval. Some exceptions apply. Offer expires 9/30/2013. See us for details on these and other lowrate options or go to www.kubota.com for more information.

www.kubota.com Optional equipment may be shown. © Kubota Tractor Corporation 2012

WAGONS (continued) Parker 4000 wagons- 425 bushel (2) Parker gravity box

NOTCH & MIDSOTA

New Notch Rock Buckets New Notch Grapple Buckets Category 3 quick hitch Notch pull type road grader 10 Bale & 8 Bale hay trailers 20’ & 24’ Feeder wagon 8 & 10 cal transports 12’ & 10’ bale feeders 72” rock fork bucket w. skid loader mounts Pallet forks Bale spears Skid loader buckets Universal plates

VEHICLES & TRAILERS

Polaris sportsman 500 4-wheeler 2010 Kaufman flatbed trailer 2008 Yamaha Raptor 700 special edition 2008 Chevy Malibu LS 2007 Silverado 1500 2wd Reg. cab 2005 Mack 600 CXN Semi NEW PTO 2005 Palomino travel trailer 2002 Montana 5th Wheel camper *Reese 15,000 lb. 5th wheel with a Blue Ox bed saver attachment 2001 Freightliner Model FLD112 48” midroofISM Cummins w. 774,154 miles 2001 53’ great trailer van 1999 Wabash flatbed trailer 48’ 1998 Excel 5th wheel camper w. 2 slides 1996 Freightliner truck FLD112 48” flat top M11 Cummins 771,322 miles 1996 Int. 4700 truck 1994 freightliner FLD 120 small sleeper- diesel 1994 Kiefer built livestock trailer 1984 Int. truck 1983 GMC C6500 Truck 1972 Ford Straight truck 1964 Ford truck 48’ alum flatbed trailer 53’ Van box semi trailer 16’ Lund boat

HAYING

Badger BN1050 Forage box Balzer forage wagon Hydro clipper mid-mount hy-drive sickle mower IH forage wagon IH 1000 semi mount sickle mower NH 40 silage blower NI 486 Baler Owatonna 40’ flight elevator Vermeer Round baler Mod. 605D 3950 JD Chopper w. 7’ hay head Field Queen self propelled chopper with 2R CH

TILLAGE

AC 2 bottom plow Glencoe soil saver 7 shank IH 710 plow 4x16 auto rest IH 720 plow IH 3-16 2 way plow IH 12’ disk IH 496 Disk IH 8 bottom pull plow IH 6 bottomland plow IH 4 bottom fast hitch plow JD 27 stalk choppers (2) JD 27 stalk chopper 15’ JD 120 stock chopper JD ¾ - 3 bottom plow JD 34 chopper (no heads) NH 718 chopper- 2 wheel head

MOWERS

(2) 2011 Brent 544 gravity wagon w. fenders, like new Dakon 250 gravity box (4) Farmhand 200 power box- rear unload, w. farm hand running gear Henniker gravity wagon JD- A 1210-grain cart Kilbros wagons (2) M&W wagon

Ariens 12 hp lawn mower w/snow blower snapper snow blower attachment for rider lawn mower Toro Proline 724 Z lawn mower Woodsmen L59 mower deck off Allis Chalmers

This is only a small portion of our sale list. Check our website for a more complete list. www.gilbertsaleyd.com

Gilbert’s Sale Yard

www.gilbertsaleyard.com • Phone : 641-398-2218 1406 Highway 218 • Floyd, IA 50435-8048 • gilbertsaleyd@myomnitel.com


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Quality, Performance, and Integrity

500T 600T 700T

Delivery Boxes

MECHANICAL

TRUCK MOUNT

Pull Type

Truck Mount

Segue

LOCATE A DEALER NEAR YOU ST. JOSEPH EQUIPMENT EYOTA, LEWISTON, MN CONTACT: MIKE SEVCIK 507-545-2000/ 612-741-3330 LA CROSSE, RICHLAND, WI CONTACT: DENNIS SCHAMS 608-788-1775/ 608-769-7796

KRONE WISCONSIN KAUKAUNA, WI CONTACT: BLAKE FULLER 920-759-9060 www.kronewisconsin.com

www.stjosephequipment.com

1.800.563.2038

www.supremeinternational.com

WAUPUN EQUIPMENT WATERTOWN, WI CONTACT: KARL NAVIS 920-210-6747 WAUPUN, WI CONTACT: GREG KAST 920-324-3597

www.waupunequipment.com


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FARM INFORMATION STATION Joe Gill • Farm Director

SERVING CENTRAL MINNESOTA FOR OVER 50 YEARS Catch the Dairy Star’s Mark Klaphake with Joe Gill at 6:45 a.m. the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month on KASM!

PO Box 160, Albany, MN • (320) 845-2184 • Fax (320) 845-2187

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CROP & WEATHER

REPORTS

NORTHERN MINNESOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

Making second crop hay has been a battle. We’ve been getting small rains, a tenth here and a tenth there, to slow things up. We should finish up in the next day or two. We round bale everything. The hay we cut last had a lot of tonnage. The corn is six to seven feet tall and is starting to JERAMIE tassel. The soybeans are starting to JACOBSON bloom. Our wheat is two or three Detroit Lakes, MN weeks away and looks real good. We (Becker Co.) could actually use a shot of rain.

Everything looks good around here. We had six-tenths of rain the last two weeks. The corn is tasseling and shooting ears. It stands six feet or taller. The soybeans are 18 inches and we are just starting to spray them for aphids. We sprayed our third cutting hay for leaf beetles today (July 23). RICK OYEN Colton, SD We’ll cut third crop alfalfa in two (Minnehaha Co.) weeks. We cut everything four weeks 100 cows, 900 acres on a calendar.

50 cows, 280 acres

Pierce

Rusk

Barron

Dunn

Chippewa Clark

Eau Claire Pepin Buffalo

Trempealeau

Polk Polk

St. Croix

Jackson

La Crosse

Monroe

Vernon

Crawford

Richland

Iowa

CENTRAL MINNESOTA The second crop of hay is made; it was a nice crop of hay. The oats is 10 days away from being cut. It looks real nice and is probably three feet tall. We’ve received four-tenths of rain the last two weeks and could really use a shot of rain. The corn looks white in the afternoon. There is corn in the area that is tasseling, my corn should tassel next week. The soybeans in the area look really nice.

STEVE WIECHMANN St. Rosa, MN (Stearns Co.)

70 cows, 150 acres

Grant Lafayette

Green

Crop and weather conditions in Dairy Star country.

WESTERN IOWA Next week we will start third crop alfalfa. It’s a little short because we haven’t had any rain for 25 days. The corn is all tasseled out and stands higher than my shoulders. In some areas the crop is stressed and the corn turns on the high spots on the hot days. Since the beginning of July, we’ve only had one-half inch of rain. Most of the small grain in our area has been harvested for feed.

JIM TENTIGER Remsen, IA (Plymouth Co.) 180 cows

SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA

WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN

EASTERN IOWA

We made our new seeding 10 days ago and the RFV was in the 170s and the protein was OK. We are just about ready to cut third crop alfalfa. It looks good and we look forward to a good yield potential. We sprayed for soybean aphids last week and the soybeans are 30 inches tall. The corn is 50 percent JASON tasseled and is over eight feet tall. In SCHROEDER the last two weeks we only had oneCourtland, MN fourth an inch of rain. We need a shot (Nicollet Co.) of rain to keep the crops developing. 60 cows, 320 acres

We finished second crop hay on July 17. It was a very good crop and comparable to first crop. I am seeing more corn tasseling. The soybean population looks excellent. Nobody has started with small grain but there is one field LANCE KAMM close to my barn that has turned. New Richmond, WI I think we will go next week. A (St. Croix Co.) couple rains between today and 130 cows, 900 acres early August would be excellent.

We are finishing up second crop hay today (July 23). Most of our hay was a couple feet tall; it kind of surprised me. We small squared some of the hay last week and then round baled the rest. The corn has been tasselling for over a week and stands over seven feet tall. The soybeans in the AL DLOUHY area look good; we’ve been getting Edgewood, IA rains at the right times around here. (Clayton Co.) We’ve had around an inch in the last 32 cows, 350 acres two weeks.

SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA

SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN

EASTERN IOWA

We just finished combining and baling winter wheat. It ran 80-90 bushels an acre; it was a good crop. The loads’ moisture was 12 percent. Most of the neighbors have their wheat in the field. We jumped the gun because we were expecting and had a boy July 19. The soybeans and corn look really good. We will be going after third crop FARRON alfalfa in seven to 10 days; it looks all GRUENENFELDER right. We were pretty dry until last Blanchardville, WI night when we got seven-tenths of (Iowa Co.) rain. 70 cows, 650 acres

We received four-tenths of rain July 20, and another tenth last night, July 22. I’d say our subsoil moisture is pretty good. All our corn is tasseled and stands over seven feet tall in spots. We spread out our alfalfa and have a couple fields of second crop to make yet. The soybeans across DUANE the road look really good. One guy TIETJEN that did winter wheat combined Bellevue, IA and then baled, and said he had 235 (Jackson Co.) big square bales off 35 acres. 60 cows, 500 acres

We will finish second crop hay July 26, and in the middle of next week we will start third crop hay. We sprayed for leafhoppers last week. There are areas of good corn and areas of uneven corn in this area. There are some real good soybeans and corn. We will be planting our preventive planting acres this week. We had one-fourth of an inch of rain twice in the last couple weeks.

GLEN GROTH Dakota, MN (Winona Co.)

65 cows, 530 acres


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