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A NEW DEPUTY IN TOWN AAFC has a new deputy minister » Pg 9


CWB building, buying spree continues




Will it be millet?

The company could cut its federal ties early

It’s time for the Great Manitoba Food Fight and St. Claude’s Millet King is among 10 contestants hoping for a taste of victory



WB’s multimillion-dollar building and buying spree on its path to early privatization continues with the proposed purchase of Prairie West Terminal and its four elevators for $43.13 million. And it’s not done yet. “Our aim is to ultimately have a proper network of port and country facilities and this is a very important stepping stone for us in building that total network,” CWB president CEO Ian White said in an interview April 17. White said the company is planning more announcements See CWB on page 6 »

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t’s technically a seed, but categorized as a grain because it’s one of the world’s most commonly cooked and eaten staples. Yet North Americans have either never heard of millet, or know it as livestock feed or birdseed.

Gluten-free, nutritious millet has a fighting chance to gain popularity with health-conscious consumers too, says a Manitoba farmer who has developed nearly half a dozen ways to consume it as food. Reynald Gauthier, owner of Millet King Seeds of Canada Inc., has grown millet since the early 1990s on his farm at

St. Claude. More recently, he’s been a tough contender and a two-time winner at the Great Manitoba Food Fight with a millet-brewed beer and a specialty “Crunchies” Manitoba-made cereal from millet and maple syrup. He’ll be back again this year, bringing

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Did you know?


Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

What about livestock? KAP urged to focus on more than crops


But researchers say drugs are not ‘the most viable option’ for treating malnutrition




Got flax? Seed supplies could be tight this year


FEATURE Grain train misery widespread U.S. shippers are having the same problem getting rail cars


CROSSROADS A seedy story Gardening and seed sharing is enjoying a growth spurt in Brandon

armers and drug companies have known for decades that feeding antibiotics to livestock makes animals grow bigger and faster. Now researchers say they have the same effect on the growth rates of malnourished children. New research published in the British Medical Journal concludes antibiotics contribute to better growth rates among undernourished children in low- and middleincome countries. Researchers analyzed the results of 10 trials involving 4,316 children aged one month to 12 years in seven low- and middle-income countries. The youngsters were generally below the age-standardized average for height and weight, reflecting the spectrum of stunting and wasting malnutrition seen in these countries. “Overall, antibiotic treatment had a positive effect on both height and weight. The results show that antibiotics increased height by 0.04 cm/month and weight by 23.8 g/month,” a release publicizing the study says. “The exact reasons for the growth-promoting effects of antibiotics remain unclear,” say the authors, “but may be due to resolving infections and altering gut microbes linked with impaired growth.” Poor nutrition in early childhood has both short- and long-term health effects and underlies around a third of all deaths in children aged under five years worldwide.

A malnourished child is seen at a therapeutic feeding centre at al-Sabyeen hospital in Sanaa April 15, 2013. The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that 57 per cent of Yemen’s 12 million children are chronically malnourished — the highest level of chronic malnutrition in the world after Afghanistan.  Photo: REUTERS/Mohammed al-Sayaghi

The article says more research is needed to better understand how antibiotic use affects growth in undernourished children. “Antibiotics, however, are not the most viable option for the treatment of malnutrition,” the authors conclude. While the study’s authors don’t address the rising controversy over the links between overuse of antibiotics and resistant strains of bacteria, an accompanying editorial in the Journal notes “their widespread use does pose problems such as resistance and cost.” The editorial suggests more research along with a continued focus on known evidencebased nutrition interventions — such as food.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

Peek a boo

The first crocuses of the season are peeking through just in time for Arden’s annual Crocus Festival May 3. Photographers have until midnight April 27 to submit entries to the festival’s photo contest.  Photo: John Dietz

First annual Canadian Global Crops Symposium sold out

Canada Grains Council president Richard Phillips says the conference exceeded his expectations By Allan Dawson co-operator staff


he saying goes “build it and they will come.” And they did. The first, and what is almost certain to be annual, Canadian Global Crops Symposium, held in Winnipeg April 15 and 16, was a huge success, said Richard Phillips, president of the Canada Grains Council, the association that organized the event aimed at attracting international grain buyers to Canada. “The original goal was to make one premiere conference in Canada to showcase the Canadian crop sector,” Phillips said in an interview following the day-and-a-half event. “That was the impetus for all of this. Let’s start bringing in more international customers to see what we have to offer.” About 240 people, including grain customers from Japan, Italy, Dubai and the United States, attended. “We had a huge turnout,” Phillips said. “It exceeded expectations. It was sold out. “I think we’re definitely a go for next year.” The Canada Grains Council,

correction The livestock auction mart report in the April 17 issue inadvertently reversed steer and heifer prices from the Ashern and Killarney auction sales.

“We had a huge turnout. It exceeded expectations. It was sold out.”

Richard Phillips

formed in 1969, has held its annual meeting in April in Winnipeg for years, focusing on grain trade issues of the day. And while past meetings attracted international grain trade officials, most represented their respective national grain trade associations. This year buyers and merchants attended, as did farmers and gover nment officials from Canada, the provinces and the U.S. Phillips said he wants to build on this year’s success to attract even more international grain customers to Canada next year. Options include adding courses at the Canadian International Grains Institute and tours to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory and the University o f Ma n i t o b a’s R i c h a rd s o n Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. Phillips is also mulling over including a trade show so crop organizations can show off their products. The meeting started with International Trade Minister Ed Fast announcing $100,000 for the council to help Canada’s grain industry remain competitive. Improving Canada’s economy’s the federal government’s goal, Fast said.

The first annual Canadian Global Crops Symposium held in Winnipeg last week was sold out.   photo: allan dawson

“Trade advocacy is vital to improving market opportunities for all stakeholders along the supply chain and protecting Canada’s grain industry from potential trade disruptions means open access to new and existing markets abroad,” he told the meeting. The conference included several high-profile speakers, including Greg Page, executive chairman and former president and CEO of Cargill. Canada’s grain industry has a lot going for it and that’s why it’s one of the top five countries Cargill invests in, Page said. While Canada only produces 2.5 per cent of the world’s grain, it accounts for 13 per cent of the trade, he said. Canada’s ‘just-in-time’ grain handling and transportation requires more collaboration than anywhere in the world, but it can pay off. “When that system works it

creates the most efficient logistics system in the world,” Page said. This year it hasn’t, with most fingers pointing at the railways for failing, until recently, to move even as much grains as last year. Key is getting the investment mix right between on-farm storage, off-farm loading and handling facilities and rail transportation, he said. Overinvesting in any one area will result in an expensive marketing system. “If we try to force people to build a railroad that will haul all our crops in a 100 days we will ultimately bear the burden of those fixed costs in the freight rates that we pay,” Page said. “So getting this balance between the infrastructure at the ports and in the rails and on the farms is extremely critical.” With proper market signals, more will be invested in addi-

tional grain-handling capacity and it’s already happening, Page said. Later in the meeting a panel of farmers said Canada’s grain industry must gear up to keep up with farmers as they continue to grow more. A panel of grain company executives said investments in country and port facilities is already underway. The railways want to move more grain too, Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN Rail’s executive vicepresident and chief marketing officer, told the meeting. But they need early estimates about how much will have to be shipped, he said. “This summer we (entire industr y) need to run flat out,” Ruest said, if the backlog in shipments is to be drawn down before the 2014 crop is harvested.


The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014


Lunar eclipses, voodoo — and doughnuts


Sweet solution?


ith that in mind, we suggest they hold a meeting — a summit if you like — to which they bring doughnuts or any other sort of high-carb, high-sugar confectionery that strikes their fancy. The high-sugar component is important. Now some would have us believe sugar is the new toxin. The latest World Health Organization advice is that the average person should only be getting about six teaspoons per day — about as much as you’d find in half a cup of yogurt. But new research released last week suggests achieving that goal would only result in more crabby people and higher rates of divorce. Researchers with Ohio State University tracked blood glucose levels in married couples and were able to accurately correlate low blood sugar with the level of marital discord. They’ve even coined the word “hangry” from “hungry” and “angry” to describe the phenomenon. They figured this out by giving study participants voodoo dolls representing their spouse, and 51 pins. For 21 days each participant inserted pins according to how angry they were with their spouse. They also tracked their blood glucose levels. The lower

their blood glucose, the more pins they stuck in their voodoo doll. Researchers then conducted an experiment in which spouses were told they were competing against their spouse to see who could press a button faster when a target square turned red on the computer. The winner got to blast the other in another room with loud unpleasant noises. In reality they were playing a computer that let them win half the time. People with lower glucose sent louder and longer blasts to their “spouse.” It’s been our observation that there has been a lot of “hangry” people hanging around farm policy meetings of late, perhaps related to efforts on the part of organizers to offer only “healthy” alternatives before the meeting or at coffee time. So here’s the plan. Just before Oct. 8, the next of three lunar eclipses over the next 18 months, give every farm leader in Western Canada a voodoo doll, tell them it represents CN or CP and make them skip breakfast. Then bring them together and break out the doughnuts. You never know — a united front might emerge.

Eating red and processed meat — what do scientists say? A recent perspective paper in Meat Science cautions about uncertainties in scientific evidence


ecent reports warn about a link between eating red and processed meat and the risk of developing cancer in the gut. These reports have resulted in new nutritional recommendations that advise people to limit their intake of red and processed meats. A recent perspective paper, authored by 23 scientists, published in the latest issue of the journal Meat Science underlines the uncertainties in the scientific evidence and points to further research needed to resolve these issues and improve the foundation for future recommendations on the intake of red meat. The review discusses recent studies on associations between red and processed meat intake and cancer risk in humans and animals. In animals it is possible to promote cancer by giving the animals a chemical cancer challenge and a basic “standard” diet that is high in meat, but doesn’t contain any ingredients that protect and can help the gut stay healthy. This means no vegetables, no fibre, no milk or other sources of calcium. In other words, the “standard” diet of the lab animals is not very comparable to that of humans. The many differences between diets for

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seed early with caution Whether they survive or fail, these early seeding plots will provide some valuable data on seeding dates By Allan Dawson co-operator staff /carman


xtension agronomist Anastasia Kubinec wasn’t heeding her own advice to farmers the first week of April. She was seeding — but not because she’s banking on pulling in a bin-buster. Rather, she’s betting on a bust. Kubinec, Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Initiatives’ oilseed specialist, wants to demonstrate the risks of seeding too early, especially frost-sensitive plants such as canola. But it’s risky. If canola sown in plots at the University of Manitoba Ian N. Morrison Research Farm, in early April does well, the project could have the opposite effect. Either way, the results will be on display at this year’s Crop Diagnostic School. “It’s a calculated risk,” she said in an interview April 5. And that’s just what farmers who seed early do too. Farmers have been calling Kubinec about seeding canola early and some have gone ahead. “I don’t necessarily agree with what they’re doing,” she said. “But this year is totally out of whack and who knows what’s going to happen?”

Yield limits

Earlier-seeded crops generally yield more than later-seeded ones. There is a limit, but given an early spring and the inability to see the future, it’s impossible to determine exactly when it hits. A killing frost over the next five weeks is likely, according to Kubinec. Unlike wheat, the growing point for canola is above the MAFRI’s Anastasia Kubinec installs a temperature probe near early-seeded crop trials at Carman.

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Cereal Research Centre axed It’s a big win for Morden and Brandon By Allan Dawson co-operator staff


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he mythology around lunar eclipses — especially “blood moons” like the one we witnessed early April 14 — is that they foretell of significant events, ranging from doomsday scenarios to the second coming. Without any pretence of superstition, we couldn’t help but note this in the context of our story this week about three major farm organizations in Western Canada actually agreeing on something significant. Laura Rance Keystone Agricultural Producers, the WestEditor ern Canadian Wheat Growers Association and the National Farmers Union are now all on the books as supporting the imposition of open running rights on Canada’s railroads. Did you feel the earth move, see the stars align or witness a herd of cats going by? Now don’t read too much into this. It’s not like they got together in the same room, had a discussion and came to a common conclusion. In fact, we suspect that when word of this gets out, these same organizations will expend energy and ink trying to explain why their support of running rights is different from the other groups’ support, why their position is better, who supported it first, and so on. But the fact that they have all independently come to a similar conclusion speaks volumes about the growing realization among Prairie farmers that, thanks to federal actions of late, they have been left with few tools with which to hold the railways and grain handlers accountable. Running rights, which would effectively turn the rail lines into highways usable by competing rail companies, would be difficult to implement and would no doubt be ferociously opposed by CN and CP. But they are the one true means of bringing competition back to commodity shipping in Canada. CN’s Claude Mongeau has been saying lately that even increased interswitching provisions proposed in the federal government’s legislation to get the grain moving would lead to “poaching” of the railway’s business. We can also expect them to argue that it would lead to inefficiencies. We wouldn’t be the first to point out that’s what competition is all about. It’s no different than having two gas stations or two grocery stores in the same town. In the grand scheme of things, having one of each is not more “efficient,” but having two is better for the customers. CN or CP wouldn’t have to lose business to “poachers,” but they might have to work harder to keep it. Chances are they would, and that can only be good for shippers. However, if farmers and the organizations are going to get some momentum behind this idea, they can’t afford to waste any time and/or resources highlighting how they differ.

griculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Cereal Research Centre will be shuttered within two years, but a senior department official says much of its work will continue. Industry leaders are less confident in the wake of last week’s announcement to close the facility that earned Western Canada its breadbasket reputa-

tion as part of a five to 10 per cent cut in AAFC’s budget. “What I’m not seeing is a vision for the future from a public agricultural research point of view going forward,” said Keystone Agricultural Producers president Doug Chorney. “I’m just seeing a reaction to a problem, not an explanation of what the vision is for the future and that’s a big concern to me.” St e p h e n Mo r g a n Jo n e s , AAFC’s director general for sci-

ence partnerships, said infrastructure should not be confused with research priorities. “I don’t think it’s a secret... the centre in Winnipeg is a facility that has probably gone 10 years past its useful life,” he said. “There just wasn’t $150 million available to go out and rebuild or replace the structure in Winnipeg.” Wheat breeding, genomics

“i don’t think it’s a secret... the centre in winnipeg is a facility that has probably gone 10 years past its useful life.”

Stephen Morgan JoneS

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PERCEPTION: dissecting the pig industry’s image problem » page 9

humans and laboratory animals may explain why the results seem to differ: in humans, the observed association between red and processed meat intake and cancer is relatively small in magnitude, but consistent, and may still present a serious public health impact. The 23 researchers conclude that other foods, in co-operation with the bacteria that live in the gut, may protect the gut so any potential adverse effects of meat may become less pronounced or may even be fully prevented. The team of scientists further concludes that science does not yet have a full understanding of how food that we eat affects our gut and our health. To get a better grip on this complex issue, it is necessary to have improved measures of how much meat people eat, the composition of the meat they eat, and how this affects the risk that cancer develops. At the same time, efforts to make meat healthier in general need to continue. The paper is published open access in Meat Science, and is the result of an international workshop held in Oslo, Norway in November 2013, “How can we approach consensus on the healthiness of red meat?” The international team of researchers was co-ordinated by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, in connection with the international research program ‘The Ecology of Food Perception’ at the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo.

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hat a difference two years makes. Our front page of the April 19, 2012 issue featured a photo of MAFRD agronomist Anastasia Kubinec seeding crops at Carman — on April 5 — in a “Don’t try this at home demonstration.” She planted other plots at later dates so that the results could be demonstrated at the Crop Diagnostic School. On May 24 we reported on widespread windstorm damage the previous week, and said canola planted April 19 had more protection from the damage and was at the same crop stage as a plot planted two weeks earlier. We checked with Kubinec last week to see how the plots turned out, and she reports: • April 5 seeding date — all crops taking 20-plus days to emerge, all five crops harvested had the lowest yields. • April 19 — all crops emerged within 12 to 20 days; wheat and field pea seeded on this date yielded the highest. • May 4 — all crops emerged within nine to 14 days. • May 17 — all crops emerged within seven to nine days; grain corn, sunflower and canola seeded on this date yielded the highest. “At the end we only harvested yields from wheat, peas, canola, corn and sunflower (flax, dry bean and soybeans had multiple issues so were plowed under at the end of the diagnostic school).”


The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014


Rotation, rotation, rotation… The agronomic mantra applies to insecticides too By Les McEwan



here has long been a mantra within real estate circles that goes, “location, location, location,” signifying the importance of where a property is placed. Within agriculture our own mantra is becoming, “rotation, rotation, rotation,” as much as producers would like to ignore it. We have long talked about crop rotations, rotating tillage types and how the presence of resistant weeds have forced us to look at herbicide rotations. But have we seriously talked about the need to rotate insecticides? One would have had to live under a rock to avoid all the discussions on neonicotinoids. The winter’s reports have included everything from their role as one of several factors contributing to honeybee colony collapse disorder, reduced efficacy in controlling Colorado potato beetles, questionable control of flea beetles, rejected grain shipments and trace levels being detected in waterways, aquatic and avian species. In short, if ever there was an alarm being sounded, this one is loud and clear. Polyethylene wax-based seed lubricants have already been developed to replace the graphite and graphite-talc-based lubricants, which should significantly reduce bee exposure to poisonous dust from corn and bean planters used predominantly in Eastern Canada. But the West is not immune from the cause and effect of product overuse.

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Who eats jam for its nutritional value? I was very saddened by the article on Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative in the April 10 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator. Here is a group of young entrepreneurial farmers that is trying to sell their produce to customers in Winnipeg and area in an environmentally friendly way. They should be commended for their efforts and hard work towards growing and eating locally. They are also trying to revitalize the small farm in Manitoba which is rapidly disappearing along with the lifestyle it provides. Daily we are being reminded by the media of the effects of greenhouse gases and global warming. Harvest Moon Initiative is doing something about it by making locally produced food available. The chickens are processed at a local facility that is inspected by provincial health. If this is ade-

A truck that has been washed out after hauling treated soybeans may look clean, but is it really “.01 ppm clean?”

Neonicotinoids are not represented by one or two products in the pesticide industry, but an entire family of nearly 20 products, many of which are seed treatments. For producers planting only wheat and canola in their rotations, that means that potentially 100 per cent of their acres could be getting treated with this one family of insecticides every year for as long as they have been focusing on these two crops. While occasional use under proper conditions may not be overly negative in the ecosystem, researchers are beginning to question the impact of escalating soil residues from continuous use. This would also contribute to increased resistance to the products by the insects we are trying to control. Producers also need to be aware of the potential impact of getting these products into harvested grain. The last two years have seen a lot of farmers switching into soybeans and handling treated bulk seeds for the first time. In Canada our tolerance level to some

quate for pickup at the farm gate why would it not be for delivered, as they are frozen? The new regulation about nutritional labelling on jams and jellies makes no sense either as none of us eat jam for its nutritional value. E.D. Smith “More fruit jams,” which would be comparable, lists the nutritional value for a serving size of one tablespoon as 25 calories, two per cent carbohydrates and six grams of sugar. All the other categories are zero per cent. Hardly worth making a fuss over. I trust some element of common sense can be used to reach a workable solution for the farmers who belong to Harvest Moon. Linda Boys Rapid City, Man. Cc: Ron Kostyshyn, minister Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Mr. Ritz, please send cheque Mr. Ritz, I am a small- to mediumsize farmer. I harvested about 50,000 bushels of wheat last fall. According to your CWB’s market newsletter, the Vancouver selling price has been about $11 per bushel this winter. Under the former Canadian Wheat Board, the traditional rule of thumb that farmers used was to subtract $1.50 per bushel from the average port selling price to determine what they would receive for their grain. This covered the board’s marketing cost, the grain company handling fees and the transportation.

of these insecticides may be .02 ppm, but when we export special crops to other countries like Japan, that level may drop to .01 ppm or lower. We have long heard that just one red-treated seed in a shipment of wheat will get that load rejected, but what about contaminants that are less visible? A truck that has been washed out after hauling treated soybeans may look clean, but is it really “.01 ppm clean?” Producers need to treat every possible point of contact as a potential contamination. That may include leftover seed from a seed box that previously held treated seed, a grain truck, an auger or even a hopper bin that had bulk seed in it last year. As producers, we both work with nature with the need for pollination in our fields, and against nature when we need to protect our crops from wireworms, flea beetles and other detrimental insects. Unless we handle the crop protection products that we purchase with due diligence and respect, we face the very real possibility of losing them. That loss could happen politically from perceived or real effects, bureaucratically from licensing pressures or naturally from increased insect resistance. How long we keep neonicotinoids in our tool box to deal with the harmful insects in our environment may depend on our ability to use them wisely. Les McEwan farms near Altamont

Therefore, if you had not destroyed the Canadian Wheat Board, I would have received $9.50 per bushel. That would have translated into a gross farm income of $475,000. With the wheat board gone, I am now receiving $5.50 per bushel instead of $9.50. Thanks to you, I have been shortchanged $4 per bushel. That translates into a reduction of $200,000 from my gross farm income. My return on wheat is now below the cost of production. You and Prime Minister Harper are responsible. Please send a cheque. Donn Dutchak Rama, Sask.

Province needs to support local food with appropriate rules There is no better food safety guarantee than a direct relationship between farmers and consumers. Preventing farmers from selling over the Internet and delivering food directly to customers at a central location isn’t going to increase food safety risks over consumers picking up produce at the farm gate be they ungraded eggs, farm-processed chickens or home canning. Given how current food safety rules are being applied, what will happen when the new Food Safety Act comes into force when its accompanying regulations are finalized? People increasingly want local food. Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn, like his predeces-

sors, says he supports farmers and access to local food. He does, when local is defined as Maple Leaf Foods pork products, grown and processed in Manitoba. It’s no coincidence that the government-supported and -subsidized Maple Leaf Foods corporation lent its support to the province incorporating federal meat hygiene standards into the new Food Safety Act at the 2009 legislative committee hearings. Federal standards are more costly. Designed to control problems with industrial food-processing systems — not farmers, small abattoirs, butchers and on-farm processing — they failed to prevent a significant number of people falling ill from listeria-contaminated Maple Leaf products in 2008 and in 2011 due to E. coli in XL Foods meat. The recall of federally regulated XL Foods meat was the largest in Canadian history. Pig, cattle and sheep farmers who sell locally rely on decades-safe, small provincial inspected abattoirs and butchers to process their meat so it can be legally sold. Federal standards and inspectors have overseen the slaughter process here until this responsibility was offloaded to the provinces a couple of years ago. A provincial commitment to farmers and local food eaters means acknowledging, through scale and cost-appropriate rules, the vast difference in risks to food safety with farmers and small-scale processing and establishments that span several city blocks and employ hundreds, if not thousands of people. Such rules must not allow corporations to hog the whole pie. Ruth Pryzner Alexander, Man.


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in the months ahead. “We have announced over the last month or so quite a bit of stuff. It’s probably a good position for us to take a bit of a breather, but we’re certainly working on other things and we will continue to march ahead.” CWB is the federal government-owned grain company created in late 2011 by legislation that ended the old Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk effective Aug. 1, 2014.

“Our aim is to ultimately have a proper network of port and country facilities and this is a very important stepping stone for us in building that total network.”

New construction

Ian White

Earlier this month, CWB announced it’s building a new high-throughput elevator in Colonsay, Sask. In March, it announced construction had already begun on its new elevator near Bloom west of Portage la Prairie. L a s t Nov e m b e r, C W B announced it was buying Mission Terminal, with facilities in Thunder Bay and Trois-Rivières. CWB is financing its investment in bricks and mortar with retained earnings and commercial loans, White said. “There’s no government financial support for the CWB strategy in this regard,” he said. However, the investments are raising eyebrows amongst competing private grain companies. One official said CWB may have commercial loans, but should it default, the federal government would be on the hook.

Many farm groups have argued money from the old wheat board’s contingency fund is farmers and shouldn’t be used to bankroll a private CWB. But White maintains since the money didn’t come from pool accounts, it belonged to the wheat board and now CWB. Legislation requires CWB to present the agriculture minister with a privatization plan by 2016 and implement it no later than the following year. “We expect our privatization to happen sooner than that,” White said. “We are expecting to be able to get a plan to government this year and then the process will take place after that.”

Additional capital

White has said CWB wants farmers to participate in CWB,

but because so much additional capital is needed, CWB will almost certainly be a shareholder company rather than a co-operative. L a s t S e p t e m b e r, C W B announced farmers will get $5 of equity in CWB for every tonne sold to it. The privatized CWB will continue to offer pools, if farmers want them, White said. PW T shareholders, most of whom are farmers, must a p p r ov e C W B ’s p u rc h a s e of Prairie West Terminal for $2,109.23 per share. Prairie West Terminal’s board of directors is recommending shareholders accept the buyout. White hopes the deal will be completed by sometime in June. The largest of the Prairie West B:10.25” Terminal’s (PWT) is a 47,000T:10.25” tonne elevator at Plenty, Sask.

The company also has a 7,000tonne wooden elevator at Plenty. In addition PWT has a 12,500tonne elevator at Kindersley, Sask., and 5,000- and 6,000tonne wooden and steel elevators at Dosland and Luseland, Sask., respectively, putting total storage at 77,000 tonnes. CWB’s new builds at Colonsay and Bloom with 42,000 and 35,900 tonnes of storage will bring CWB’s country storage to almost 153,000 tonnes. CWB has handling agreements with most elevator companies in Western Canada. CWB has had trouble moving grain this crop year, but only because of poor rail service, White said. “We’re now seeing rail movement has improved very substantially and I expect you will see a lot more movement of CWB grain as things start to free up here,” he said.


While there is surplus export capacity through the Great lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, more is needed at the West Coast, White said. “It’s certainly part of our overall plan to have capacity, in some fashion, at the West Coast,” he said. “We do have capacity now through agreements with companies and we just hope we will be able to eventually have the capacity that’s necessary for the size of company we’re going to become.”

There is still room to build new terminals in the Vancouver area, White said. “There’s room in the Burrard Inlet in the current harbour and there’s also room on the Fraser River,” White said. But he noted dredging is necessary. “I would say the Fraser River in the future — some years down the track — will be a very important grain link for us. “There’s much more opportunity for (new capacity) at the West Coast than people think.” Meanwhile, the former wheat board’s decision in 2010 to build two new lake ships for $65 million, which CWB will now own, is looking better all the time. At the time board chair Allen Oberg said there was a strong business case for it. But board opponents, including the federal government criticized it. “It was a good move at the time and it will probably prove to be a very good move in the future,” White said, who was president and CEO of the wheat board when the purchase was made. The ships, which are behind schedule, will likely be delivered near the end of this shipping season and be in full operation next year, White said. Algoma Central Marine will operate CWB’s lakers along with its own fleet.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

MILLET Continued from page 1

a ready-to-eat millet pancake/ waffle mix, just as convinced he’s got another winner. “What sells your product is the quality of your product,” said Gauthier. “And all my products have been made with no shortcuts.” It was a casual conversation with a visitor to his booth at a trade show nearly a decade ago that got him thinking about millet as more than livestock fodder. “I was just sitting there with my millet in a bucket and no pamphlets or anything with me, and she came up to me and looked at it and said, ‘That’s gluten free, why don’t you make a food product with it?’” Soon afterward, he was at the Food Development Centre in Portage la Prairie seeking advice. A l p h o n s u s Ut i o h , F D C ’s manager of product and p ro c e s s d e ve l o p m e n t w a s immediately intrigued with his proposal for a millet beer. Millet-brewed beer is consumed in other parts of the world and it was a product tailor-made for the emerging gluten-free market.

“I’d had exposure to someone who could not drink the conventional beer because he had celiac disease and I thought that was very unique,” he said. F D C e v e n t u a l l y s t e e re d Gauthier to the Canadian Malting Barley Technology Centre in Winnipeg where staff there created a Manitoba-made version of traditional millet beer. Gauthier says he is now looking for ways to commercialize the Blonde beer with a nutty flavour under the name Good Old Fashioned millet beer. That beer also launched his food-fighting adventures at the annual product competition hosted by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. He won $10,000 in a second-place finish at the 2010 food fight, and used the cash to continue working with the FDC staff on more millet food products. To date, that collaboration has resulted in the new pancake mix, a cleaned and packaged whole millet seed, flour, and the “Crunchies” cereal made using extrusion technology, which earned him a third

place in the 2011 food fight. nutritional value. But he sees All products are now “market uptake by consumers beyond ready” and Gauthier says he those looking for gluten-free is looking to hire a marketing products. “These products are good for team to start commercializing. These products have good those with celiac, but also good potential, says FDC’s Paulynn for general health too,” he said. Test marketing of the flour Appah, the senior process development consultant at the Gauthier milled at the FDC, has been well received with cusFood Development Centre. The cereal and pancake tomers coming back for more. mix use a significant amount As he is hoping to produce of millet flour — about 45 per all his millet products here at cent, which makes these foods home, he’s excited about the very nutritious because millet potential for job creation as itself has an excellent nutri- well as expansion of cropping options for farmers. tional profile, Appah said. Gauthier is one of 10 conThe entire millet seed has also been used to make this testants competing at the flour, making it a whole grain Great Food Fight, which takes flour with a number of value- place May 2 and 3 at Red River added advantages in bakery College School of Hospitality and functional food applica- and Culinary Arts at 504 Main Street in Winnipeg. tions, she said. The event is for food makers “We are not dehulling it, so you have a really nutritionally who have developed, but not fully commercialized, a new or dense product.” The FDC developed a stand- innovative food product. They ardized process for cleaning compete for one of three prodmillet seed, to create a ‘food uct development and service awards. grade’ category, she adds. T h i s y e a r’s l i n e u p a l s o Utioh agrees there is considerable potential for products includes makers of a fish saumade with millet due to its glu- sage, a vegan pie shell, a whole grain beer bread mix, ice ten-free attribute as well as Trim: its 8.125”

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cream and other innovative Manitoba-made food products. “We have competitors from right across Manitoba so that’s really exciting,” said food fight chairperson and Manitoba Food and Rural Development staff member Shauna McKinnon.

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The Red River and the Assiniboine River in Manitoba are cresting and high water advisories continue, but the rising water concerns have not necessarily reached flood alerts, according to a provincial flood bulletin report. The Portage Diversion is being operated for management of ice on the lower Assiniboine River. The ice cover on both the Assiniboine and the Red River is causing water levels to be two feet higher than open water conditions. The Red River Floodway has not yet been operated due to solid ice cover upstream (south) of the floodway. In anticipation of the crests on both rivers and in response to the persistent ice cover in Winnipeg, the Portage Diversion will divert additional flows and limit the flows downstream (east) of Portage la Prairie to 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) for a period of three or four days. A high water advisory has been issued for streams in easter n Manitoba, east of the Red River and south of the Winnipeg River due to t h e re m a i n i n g s n ow p a c k , expected rapid melt and the potential for ice jams. The Red River has crested at Emerson and upstream (south) of the floodway inlet is expected to crest between April 22 and 23. The ice along the Assiniboine River from Shellmouth downstream to Sioux Valley is mostly intact. The crest on the Assiniboine River is near Grand Valley and water levels are above bank, causing minor flowing to occur on low-lying agricultural land.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

Twenty more municipalities’ mergers approved

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Sixty-eight municipalities have now amalgamated into 31 Staff


unicipal Government Minister Stan Struthers announced 20 more municipal mergers last week which has seen 68 municipalities now reduced to 31 since the proclamation of the Municipal Modernization Act. In a news release April 11 the minister said municipalities “have done exceptional work with their neighbours” and that amalgamations will make the new entities more cost efficient through economics of scale enabling more investment in local services and reducing operational costs. The newly amalgamated municipalities include: • The Rural Municipality of Blanshard, RM of Saskatchewan and Town of Rapid City to create the RM of Oakview;

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• The RM of Cameron, Town of Hartney and RM of Whitewater to create the Municipality of Grassland; • The Town of Gladstone, RM of Lakeview and RM of Westbourne to create the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone; • The RM of Glenella and RM of Lansdowne to create the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne; • The RM of Glenwood and Town of Souris to create the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood; • The RM of Pembina and Town of Manitou to create the Municipality of Pembina; • The Municipality of Shoal Lake and RM of Strathclair to create the RM of Yellowhead; and • The RM of Louise, Town of Pilot Mound and Village of Crystal City to create the Municipality of Louise. Municipalities still hoping they need not pursue amalgamation learned at April’s beginning that Court of Queen’s Bench Judge Robert Dewar had ruled in the province’s favour, finding nothing legally wrong in the way it has proceeded to get smaller municipalities to join with neighbours. There are no plans to appeal that ruling, said the Association of Manitoba Municipalities president Doug Dobrowolski. The AMM leader said many technical and human resource issues still need to be resolved among amalgamating municipalities. Mayors, reeves and councillors meet this week at the Municipal Officials Seminar in Brandon.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

New deputy minister appointed to federal Agriculture Department Andrea Lyon steps in as deputy minister as Suzanne Vinet retires By Alex Binkley CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR


ndrea Lyon will have a hard act to follow when she takes over as deputy minister of Agriculture and AgriFood Canada succeeding Suzanne Vinet, who held the post for nearly two hectic years. Vinet is retiring after 28 years in the federal civil service including several stints in agriculture as well as senior executive posts at Transport and Health Canada. Several farm spokesmen noted Vinet kept a steady hand on the wheel as Agriculture and AgriFood Canada dealt with sweeping changes to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the Growing Forward program, grain transportation problems and trade negotiations with various countries, including the tentative deal with the European Union. Lyon isn’t a total unknown to

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“I think the only thing that makes me feel better about losing Suzanne is the appointment of Andrea Lyon as deputy minister.” JOHN MASSWOHL

vice-president of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

farm groups as she was the associate deputy minister of agriculture from 2009 to 2011 and has a lengthy background in trade matters with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, said Vinet set a clear direction for the department and ensured it was followed. “She was direct, frank and very supportive of agriculture. She figured out how to get things done and pushed the trade agenda to help farmers.” Restructuring CFIA to improve

food safety in Canada was a political minefield that she stepped through carefully with measures to improve the situation without making Canadian agriculture uncompetitive, he added in an interview. Richard Phillips, president of the Canada Grains Council and former executive director of Grain Growers of Canada, said Vinet “will be missed as she has a solid agriculture background from previous time in the department. She really knew our industry and the respective players and rela-

tive importance of each of the files and each of the sectors.” Experienced leadership at Agriculture Canada is important as production agriculture is facing increasing scrutiny on sustainability and environmental issues, he said. John Masswohl, vice-president of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said his sector appreciated Vinet’s experience in trade policy and leadership. “I think the only thing that makes me feel better about losing Suzanne is the appointment of Andrea Lyon as deputy minister.” Lyon “knows her stuff. She is knowledgeable, politically astute, an outstanding negotiator, great with people and she gets things done,” he said in an interview. “In a word she is a leader. We are fortunate to have a talent like her coming in at the department to replace the great one we are losing.” Bonnett said Lyon’s background

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is welcome because of her experience in trade negotiations and policy development. “We have issues in the grain export trade while we have to make sure we have the processes in place to make sure the trade deal with Europe will enable us to get into those markets.” Lyon also has experience in immigration issues from her stint as an assistant deputy minister of Citizen and Immigration Canada, he noted. That’s important because many agricultural sectors depend on access to foreign workers. Phillips said that Lyon’s “trade experience will also be very valuable as we move to implement the European and South Korea trade deals. There are a lot of details to be worked out to ensure that the market access is real.” Lyon comes to AAFC after nearly three years as associate deputy minister of environment.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

LIVESTOCK MARKETS Cattle Prices Winnipeg

April 17, 2014

Values stay strong as long weekend cuts into volumes

Steers & Heifers — D1, 2 Cows 88.00 - 96.00 D3 Cows 85.00 - 90.00 Bulls 105.00 - 114.00 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) 128.00 - 166.00 (801-900 lbs.) 150.00 - 174.00 (701-800 lbs.) 165.00 - 198.00 (601-700 lbs.) 185.00 - 213.00 (501-600 lbs.) 200.00 - 235.00 (401-500 lbs.) 200.00 - 245.00 Heifers (901+ lbs.) 125.00 - 145.00 (801-900 lbs.) 135.00 - 163.00 (701-800 lbs.) 145.00 - 176.00 (601-700 lbs.) 150.00 - 194.00 (501-600 lbs.) 175.00 - 208.00 (401-500 lbs.) 185.00 - 215.00


Alberta South — — — — — $ — — — — — — $ — — — — — —

($/cwt) (1,000+ lbs.) (850+ lbs.)

Futures (April 17, 2014) in U.S. Fed Cattle Close Change Feeder Cattle April 2014 144.20 0.20 April 2014 June 2014 134.37 -0.83 May 2014 August 2014 132.82 -0.31 August 2014 October 2014 137.37 -0.66 September 2014 December 2014 139.67 -0.73 October 2014 February 2015 140.45 -0.93 November 2014 Cattle Slaughter Canada East West Manitoba U.S.

Prices could discourage local interest in grass cattle


Close 178.55 178.05 181.40 181.27 181.02 180.67

Change 0.28 -1.63 -0.53 -0.58 -0.41 -0.36

Cattle Grades (Canada) Previous Year­ — — — — 607,000

Week Ending April 12, 2014 — — — — — — —

Prime AAA AA A B D E

Previous Year 1,164 26,752 13,480 562 743 7,577 129

Hog Prices Source: Manitoba Agriculture

(Friday to Thursday) ($/100 kg) E - Estimation MB. ($/hog) MB. (All wts.) (Fri-Thurs.) MB. (Index 100) (Fri-Thurs.) ON (Index 100) (Mon.-Thurs.) P.Q. (Index 100) (Mon.-Fri.)

Futures (April 17, 2014) in U.S. Hogs May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 October 2014

Current Week 245.00E 228.00E 245.48 254.57

Last Week 252.67 235.01 253.90 261.62

Close 123.50 124.82 123.07 121.90 99.30

Last Year (Index 100) 162.92 150.16 151.22 155.43

Change 2.88 3.67 5.77 5.40 0.55

Other Market Prices Sheep and Lambs $/cwt Ewes Choice Lambs (110+ lb.) (95 - 109 lb.) (80 - 94 lb.) (Under 80 lb.) (New crop)

Winnipeg (260 head) (wooled fats) 75.00 - 90.00 — — — — 190.00 - 220.00

Chickens Minimum broiler prices as of April 13, 2010 Under 1.2 kg................................... $1.5130 1.2 - 1.65 kg.................................... $1.3230 1.65 - 2.1 kg.................................... $1.3830 2.1 - 2.6 kg...................................... $1.3230

Turkeys Minimum prices as of April 20, 2014 Broiler Turkeys (6.2 kg or under, live weight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.955 Undergrade .............................. $1.865 Hen Turkeys (between 6.2 and 8.5 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.940 Undergrade .............................. $1.840 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.940 Undergrade .............................. $1.840 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A..................................... $1.855 Undergrade............................... $1.770 Prices are quoted f.o.b. farm.

Toronto 65.04 - 96.46 95.06 - 165.62 191.37 - 210.63 176.60 - 224.09 210.70 - 286.57 —

SunGold Specialty Meats 40.00

Goats Winnipeg (140head) Toronto (Fats) ($/cwt) Kids 185.00 - 200.00lb 40.93 - 281.43 Billys 225.00 - 300.00 — Mature — 70.21 - 285.40

Horses Toronto ($/cwt) 22.00 - 34.75 46.60 - 39.52

scott anderson

Winnipeg Livestock Sales

There’s no sign the strong prices, which are still hovering nearing record highs, will slow down any time soon, as demand continues to be strong. “Any given week for about the last two months there have been cattle going south, east and west even,” said Anderson. “It’s a healthy market when everybody wants cattle.” All types of cattle have been selling at strong prices, he said, adding that “it doesn’t seem like anything is undervalued.” But the strong prices for feeder cattle also meant local buyers haven’t really been in the mix buying grass cattle this spring. “The number of light cattle that have gone south kind of takes away from a lot of the local grass guys,” Anderson said. “The price for grass cattle this spring has been so strong that a lot of guys were hesitant to buy.” Though the feeder market is still staying strong, prices for slaughter cattle were starting to turn lower during the week. The cow market dropped about a nickel per pound during the two weeks prior to April 18, Anderson added, but said it was hard to tell exactly why. It could be that prices moved too high and are correcting lower, or that packing plants have sufficient supplies for the time being. Terryn Shiells writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.


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olumes saw a significant drop-off at Manitoba’s cattle auction yards during the week ended April 18, as fewer sales were held than normal due to the Easter holiday weekend. Winnipeg Livestock Sales held its weekly sale on April 14 instead of its usual Friday sale, because it was Good Friday on April 18. Ste. Rose’s auction mart cancelled its sale on April 17, and the April 16 sale in Ashern was also cancelled. Killarney won’t hold a sale on April 21 due to the Easter long weekend. A total of almost 3,000 slaughter and feeder cattle were reported as being sold through Manitoba’s auction yards during the week, down from about 11,000 the week prior. The slowdown, due to many markets taking the week off, may result in more cattle coming to the auction marts at upcoming sales, Scott Anderson of Winnipeg Livestock Sales said. Continued strong prices should encourage farmers to sell their cattle in the coming weeks, as will the warming spring weather. “I think guys (who) hadn’t sold yet might kind of decide now’s the time, because nobody wants to be floundering around in the mud at home,” Anderson said. Supplies are tight, which is keeping prices strong, but it’s hard to tell how much is left to come to the markets this spring, he added. “I think a lot of the producers are pulling their cattle forward. Where typically people would sell in April, (they) maybe sold in March, and kind of similarly people who might sell in May have sold in April,” said Anderson.

By Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter

Minimum prices to producers for ungraded eggs, f.o.b. egg grading station, set by the Manitoba Egg Producers Marketing Board effective June 12, 2011. New Previous A Extra Large $1.8500 $1.8200 A Large 1.8500 1.8200 A Medium 1.6700 1.6400 A Small 1.2500 1.2200 A Pee Wee 0.3675 0.3675 Nest Run 24 + 1.7490 1.7210 B 0.45 0.45 C 0.15 0.15

Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —

“It’s a healthy market when everybody wants cattle.”

Terryn Shiells

Ontario $ 140.26 - 153.11 125.64 - 157.74 72.98 - 106.45 72.98 - 106.45 90.39 - 114.48 $ 154.86 - 177.38 167.63 - 182.68 165.58 - 193.22 177.09 - 219.72 177.75 - 223.84 179.22 - 223.65 $ 141.84 - 158.19 147.93 - 165.80 153.78 - 168.84 162.77 - 186.03 161.00 - 195.04 158.36 - 197.56


(901+ lbs.) (801-900 lbs.) (701-800 lbs.) (601-700 lbs.) (501-600 lbs.) (401-500 lbs.) (901+ lbs.) (801-900 lbs.) (701-800 lbs.) (601-700 lbs.) (501-600 lbs.) (401-500 lbs.)

Week Ending April 12, 2014 — — — — 573,000

$1 Cdn: $0.9093 U.S. $1 U.S: $1.0998 Cdn.


(Friday to Thursday) Slaughter Cattle

Slaughter Cattle Grade A Steers Grade A Heifers D1, 2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls Steers

EXCHANGES: April 17, 2014

With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made her change the menu: extralean ground beef was $4.99 a pound. “Five adults, four teenagers, that’s a lot of ham-

b u r g e r t o b u y,” s a i d Anderssen, a 42-year-old mother of two who works as an office manager. She bought chicken instead for $2.99 a pound. Retail beef and pork prices reached all-time highs last month, according to Bill Hahn, agricultural economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. That’s prompting some consumers to pivot to less expensive protein sources and driving the grocery, packaged food and restaurant industries to adjust portion sizes, tweak their menus and roll out new products in a bid to address higher food costs without driving customers away. Beef prices are higher

because of rising feed costs and the decline of the U.S. domestic cattle herd, now the smallest since 1951. Pork prices have been rising in part because of a deadly piglet virus that began in Ohio last year and whose causes are still unknown. Prices for beef and poultry destined for home consumption are forecast to rise as much as four per cent in 2014, while pork prices may gain three per cent, according to the USDA. Soaring prices “might dent the consumption a little bit, but right now the reason prices are high is because demand is good and supplies are low,” Credit Suisse’s New Yorkbased food analyst Robert Moskow said.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

GRAIN MARKETS Export and International Prices


Canola supplies still large, but more acres expected CNSC


CE Futures Canada canola contracts were stronger during the week ended April 17, but ran into resistance to the upside. Arguments can be made on either side of the market, but it will take outside influences to keep canola moving higher. A rally in the Chicago soy complex provided the catalyst for the move up in canola, although the gains in the Canadian market were much more subdued as the fundamentals remain relatively bearish. Canola remains underpriced compared to soybeans, but the reasons it remains relatively cheap are slow in going away. While grain movement is starting to show some improvement across the Prairies, canola supplies remain very large. Farmer selling was said to be coming forward as cash prices edged upward, especially as new-crop pricing opportunities were starting to look a little more favourable. While the carry-out will likely be record large, canola still remains one of the most profitable cropping options in Western Canada and another big crop is likely in 2014. Statistics Canada releases its first official acreage projection of the year on April 24, with the general consensus calling for at least a million more acres of canola from the 19.9 million seeded last year. The situation is different in soybeans, which climbed to their highest levels in eight months during the week. The old-crop supply situation is getting so tight in the U.S. that the country has been importing Brazilian soybeans to meet its domestic demand. Newcrop contracts were also up on the week, but remain at an inverse to the front months.

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One bearish factor overhanging soybeans these days is Chinese demand, or lack thereof. The country is a big buyer of soybeans, from both the U.S. and South America, but has defaulted on purchases recently as the prices climb. All three U.S. wheat contracts posted large gains during the week, as drought concerns in the southern Plains and uncertainty over unrest in Ukraine provided support. Weekly winter wheat crop ratings deteriorated once again in the U.S., and should see further downgrades going forward. Nearly all of Kansas, the country’s largest wheat producer, was reported to be in some state of drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. On top of the lack of moisture, temperatures dropped below freezing on a couple of nights during the week, damaging some recently emerged fields. Aside from U.S. production problems, tensions in Ukraine could also cut into spring wheat plantings there and limit grain movement from the region. However, the global wheat supply situation remains more than sufficient to meet demand for the time being, which may limit the upside potential in the wheat market. Corn was hard pressed to move higher with the neighbouring wheat and soybean markets, and actually ended the week with small losses after chopping around within a narrow range. The attention in corn now is on U.S. planting conditions. While cool and wet conditions have pushed back spring field work across much of the Midwest, the weather forecasts were turning drier. U.S. growers can also make short work of seeding the corn crop, given the proper conditions. Phil Franz-Warkentin writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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Lentils (Cdn. cents per pound)

Spot Market

Other (Cdn. cents per pound unless otherwise specified)

Large Green 15/64

21.00 - 22.00


Laird No. 1

19.00 - 22.00

Oil Sunflower Seed

Eston No. 2

15.00 - 20.00

19.00 - 21.00 —

Desi Chickpeas

17.10 - 18.00

Field Peas (Cdn. $ per bushel)

Beans (Cdn. cents per pound)

Green No. 1

Fababeans, large

Feed beans

12.80 - 13.00

Medium Yellow No. 1

6.25 - 6.75

Feed Peas (Cdn. $ per bushel)

No. 1 Navy/Pea Beans

36.00 - 36.00

Feed Pea (Rail)

No. 1 Great Northern

55.00 - 55.00

Mustardseed (Cdn. cents per pound)

No. 1 Cranberry Beans

39.00 - 39.00

Yellow No. 1

35.75 - 36.00

No. 1 Light Red Kidney

54.00 - 54.00

Brown No. 1

32.30 - 34.00

No. 1 Dark Red Kidney

57.00 - 57.00

Oriental No. 1

26.60 - 28.00

No. 1 Black Beans

37.00 - 37.00

No. 1 Pinto Beans

29.00 - 32.00

4.25 - 4.35

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No. 1 Small Red

40.00 - 40.00

No. 1 Pink

40.00 - 40.00

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China’s corn rejections cost companies $427 million China began rejecting cargoes containing the unapproved variety late last year By Shadi Bushra london / reuters


hina has rejected nearly 1.45 million tonnes of U.S. corn shipments since late last year, according to a U.S. grain industry association, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimates that China’s rejection of genetically modified corn has cost grains companies

$427 million in lost sales and rerouted shipments. China began rejecting cargoes in November last year after detecting Syngenta’s unapproved MIR162 strain in incoming shipments. The industry group, which bases its number on data from exporting companies, says exports of corn and related products from the United States to China since January are down 85 per cent from the same period last year.

China is the third-largest buyer of U.S. corn and has approved 15 genetically modified corn varieties for import. Syngenta’s MIR162 has been awaiting approval since an application was submitted in March 2010, although it has been mixed in with other varieties since China started to import U.S. corn in 2011. Rejections of the Syngenta strand have affected the price of corn and soybeans on the global market, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for farmers, the report says.

Grains companies have been frustrated by what they say is an opaque process of approving and rejecting genetically modified crop strains in the world’s fastest-growing corn market. Soybean prices have been under pressure after news on April 10 that Chinese importers have defaulted on at least 500,000 tonnes of U.S. and Brazilian soybean cargoes worth around $300 million, the biggest in a decade, as buyers struggle to get credit amid losses in processing beans.


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KAP leaders asked to be more vocal on livestock issues Issues ebb and flow but producers like to know their organizations are paying attention to their concerns



eystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) leaders have been asked to pay more attention to problems facing Manitoba’s livestock producers. “I’d like to see KAP try to create more awareness in the future when it comes to livestock issues and at least mention it more often,” George Matheson, Manitoba Pork Council’s KAP representative, said during KAP’s general council meeting April 11. Matheson moved a resolution, which was later passed, asking KAP leaders to “familiarize themselves with the needs of the livestock sector and be more vocal in addressing livestock issues...” Matheson, a hog producer from Stonewall, suggested KAP district executive members try to engage with local livestock producers. If livestock producers miss a district meeting some should be contacted to get their concerns and bring them to KAP meetings. “I’ll admit I left the AGM (in January) quite dismayed at the lack of information (and) discussion in regards to livestock issues,” Matheson said.

Earlier discussions

However, some livestock issues were discussed earlier in the meeting.

U.S. 2014 pork production seen down two per cent due to pig virus Hog prices could jump eight per cent due to the disease’s effect By Meredith Davis REUTERS

Livestock in passing

Matheson noted that earlier when Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn addressed general council he referred to livestock in passing as a market for Manitoba corn. “I can’t help but think that individual came here thinking he is speaking to Keystone Ag Producers and that’s primarily grains and oilseeds,” Matheson said. “And Keystone Ag Producers has a lot of clout and what’s important to Keystone Ag Producers is important to this province so that is why I’d like to see KAP more vocal in regards to livestock issues.” Ste. Rose du Lac farmer Rob Brunel said farm issues “ebb and flow.” During the BSE crisis KAP was criticized by some for being too focused on that problem, he said. Les Felsch, who farms at Ridgeville, said grain transportation dominates farm policy right now. He added that a commodity group also represents most livestock producers whereas grain farmers only have KAP. Starbuck farmer Chuck Fossay said it’s a matter of finding a balance. “We need to be careful we don’t tread on toes and people start talking to KAP about livestock issues when they should be talking to Manitoba Pork or Manitoba Turkey or Manitoba Beef,” he said. Supply-managed livestock and pork are among KAP’s 22 group representatives. Manitoba Beef Producers, formerly known as the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association, pulled out of KAP in 2008. The association said KAP did not adequately represent cattle producers’ interests.


Stonewall hog farmer George Matheson made the case why KAP leaders should be more vocal about livestock issues at KAP’s recent general council meeting. PHOTO: ALLAN DAWSON

“I’d like to see KAP try to create more awareness in the future when it comes to livestock issues and at least mention it more often.” GEORGE MATHESON

Brad Roger, president of HAMS (Hog Administrative Marketing Services), said Maple Leaf in Brandon is only killing 65,000 pigs a week instead of 90,000 because it can’t get enough local pigs due to the Manitoba government’s ban on building new barns. “There are opportunities out there if we can build some barns,” he said. “Manitoba Pork Council believes that 20 to 30 finishing barns would look after the weanlings that now are being transported to the U.S.”

(To be most efficient Maple Leaf needs another 1.3 million hogs a year to kill, Manitoba Pork general manager Andrew Dickson said later in an interview.) Treherne farmer Dallas Timmerman told the meeting cattle prices were high with one farmer reportedly getting $10,000 for eight cows. The bad news, said Minto farmer Bill Campbell, is that the cattle industry will require a lot of new investment to keep cattle farms going. “We have seen a generational gap with people who will do this,” Campbell said. “We don’t see the youth being involved in livestock enterprises in the southwest.” The window for new farmers to enter the cattle industry may have closed, Campbell said, adding that cow-calf pairs are selling for $2,500 to $3,000 — double year-ago prices. “Livestock prices are good but we’ve got a lot of history to make up,” he said.

U.S. pork production is likely to decline about two per cent this year due to the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its monthly livestock outlook report. Live hog prices were expected to increase as a result of the pig virus, the report said. As of March 1 the U.S. hog herd was at 57.048 million head, 3.7 per cent lower than a year ago with losses largely attributed to PEDv, USDA said. PEDv was first confirmed in the United States in May 2013. The pig virus has since spread to hog farms in 30 U.S. states and industry analysts estimate six million to seven million pigs have died in the U.S. due to the virus. The pig virus is also present on hog farms in four Canadian provinces and several areas in Mexico, USDA said. PEDv caused significant losses of pre-weaned piglets in the December-February pig crop, lowering the pigs-per-litter rate by 5.5 per cent to 9.53. USDA sees slaughter-ready hog prices increasing by eight per cent to range between $73 and $79 per cwt in the third quarter. Tight supply of pigs will lower slaughter numbers and reduce pork production but heavierweight hogs are expected to partially offset the pork product decline, USDA said. USDA also expects fourth-quarter hog prices to increase by 12 per cent to range between $67 to $73 per cwt and sees heavierweight hogs again offsetting the expected declines in slaughter numbers. U.S. pork exports will likely decrease while pork imports will increase due to reduced domestic pork production, the report said. U.S. pork exports in 2014 were seen at 4.85 billion lbs., down 2.8 per cent from the previous year, while pork imports were seen at about 915 million pounds, up 4.1 per cent from 2013.


The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014


Clean Producer sales were lower before Easter Farms Challenge But buyer interest was strong, especially for replacement stock available through a herd dispersal entries close P April 30 By Mark Elliot

Co-operator contributor

Stories on good environmental stewardship could win prizes


anitoba farm families have until April 30 to tell non-farmers about their good environmental stewardship, and earn a chance to win an iPad, a hockey weekend in Winnipeg for four or a $1,000 scholarship. The contest is sponsored by CleanFARMS, Canada’s leading agricultural stewardship organization. Participants can spend five minutes filling out the online entry form, upload a video using social media, send an email or even post a letter explaining something they do in their farm operations that takes the environment into account. C l e a n FA R M S s a y s i t’s l o o k i n g f o r e x a m ples such as recycling ag packaging, oils, lubes, tires and batteries, or returning obsolete pesticides and livestock medications for safe disposal. The challenge is open to all ages and all Manitoba commercial far m operations. Farm families can learn more and enter o n l i n e a t w w w. c l e a n “It’s the nature of farmers to be humble and not always take credit for the good work they do on the farm. We’re encouraging farm families to take a few minutes to tell us their stories on how they look after the envir o n m e n t ,” s a i d B a r r y Friesen, general manager of CleanFARMS Inc. The program is supported by Keystone Agricultural Producers, Ag in the Classroom, Manitoba 4-H Council, Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers, Green Manitoba and the Manitoba Co-operator. Once entries are closed April 30, an expert panel of industry judges will select the top four entr ies. The top three finalists will each win t h e l a t e s t Ap p l e i Pa d Air and the grand prizewinning family will win a deluxe hockey weekend for four in Winnipeg during the 2014-15 NHL regular season. The best entry from a Manitoba high school student in Grade 11 or 12 will also win a $1,000 educational honorarium.

roducers delivered 400 sheep and goats to the April 16 sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction, the last sale before the Easter holiday. Although the number of animals on offer was lower than the previous sale, buyer demand was strong. The buyers showed high interest in quality ewes. No differences between wool and hair ewes, but the young ewes were more in demand. The young ewes ranged from $0.98 to $1.10 per pound. Bidding dropped off on cull ewes. A herd dispersal of bred Arcott-Dorset-cross ewes drew major interest from producers attending the sale. These ewes and 10 Rideau-cross ewes showed quality and brought a price range from $170 to $180 each. The ram selection was limited. A purebred 220-pound Katahdin ram brought $200.20 ($0.91 per pound). A 225-pound Rideau-cross ram brought $207 ($0.92 per pound). A good young woolly 205-pound Dorset-cross ram brought $175 ($0.85 per pound). No heavyweight lambs were delivered. Market lambs were limited. A 110-pound Cheviot-cross lamb brought $93.50 ($0.85 per pound). A 95-pound Dorpercross lamb brought $151.05 ($1.59 per pound). Fourteen 98-pound Katahdin-cross lambs brought $131.81 ($1.345 per pound). Feeder lambs was limited. The lambs ranged in weight from 85 to 86 pounds, and brought a price range from $1.47 to $1.68 per pound. Two 93-pound Suffolk-cross lambs brought $173.91 ($1.87 per pound). The buyers showed quality lambs were wanted cull lambs brought $0.975 per pound. The older lightweight lambs had to show top quality as the new-crop lambs were representing the various light lambs in weight. Thirteen 67-pound Cheviot-cross lambs brought $89.11 ($1.33 per pound). The

April 2, 2014


$116.10 - $161.25

$83.22 - $146.15

$76 - $113.10

$43.66 - $73.50



95 - 110

$93.50 - $151.05

$97.65 - $155.02

80 - 94

$124.95 - $173.91

$114.80 - $143.10

70 - 79


$114.33  (74 lbs.)

60 - 69

$89.11  (67 lbs.)

$93.44 - $97.98

50 - 59

$4.75  (50 lbs.)

$80.04  (58 lbs.)

Lambs (lbs.) 110+

Under 80

New-Crop Lambs 71 / 76 / 79

$1.86 / $1.84 / $1.91

60 / 62 / 63 / 65

$1.98 / $1.87 / $2.16 / $1.77

54 / 56 / 59

$1.98 / $1.99 / $41.99


$2.05 / $2.07 / $2.20



quality of a group of 62-pound lambs was lower — so bidding stopped at $0.80 per pound. A 50-pound Rideau-cross lamb brought $63.75 ($1.275 per pound). New-crop lambs dominated the lambs sold, as expected for this sale. These lambs represented the lightweight lamb classification, with excellent quality and development. The appreciation was indicated by the bidding. The new-crop lambs in the 70-plus pound range brought a price range from $1.84 to $1.91 per pound. Strong bidding continued with the 60-plus pound (new-crop lambs) with a price range from $1.77 to $2.16 per pound. Lambs ranging from 50 to 59 pounds brought $1.98 to $2.20 per pound. Two 48-pound newcrop lambs brought $2.01 per pound. The meat goat does that were delivered for this Easter season showed less development. The top quality that the buyers were expecting was missing. Some final finishing was required on the Boer-cross (goat) does. The lightweight goat yearlings were more on demand. Similar situation for the dairy goat does — the buyers were looking for more finished goats.


price / lb.

animal weight


80 lbs.

$0.53 - $0.78

110 - 170 lbs.


83 lbs.

$0.78 - $1.00

102 - 105 lbs


85 lbs.

$0.83 / $1.10

330 / 180 lbs.



63 lbs.



58 lbs.


$1.37 / $1.66

41 lbs.

meat dairy PYGMY CROSS BUCKS meat KIDS - Under 80

A herd dispersal of a group of 26 goat does with 29 goat kids sold as 26 units. Separating into individual units would be too time consuming, plus difficult in matching (doe with kid). Each unit sold at $133. The goat buck classification was represented by two Boer-cross bucks. A 180-pound Boer-cross (goat) buck brought $197.50 ($1.10 per pound). A large, gentle 330-pound Boercross buck brought $275 ($0.83 per pound).

Two 63-pound Boer-cross (goat) kids brought $128 ($2.03 per pound). Three 58-pound La Manchacross (goat) kids brought $99 ($1.71 per pound). Thirteen 41-pound Boer-cross (goat) kids brought $68 and 56 ($1.60 and $1.37 per pound). The Ontario Stockyard Report indicated that goat kids sold at premium prices for the sale. Well-finished lambs sold strong but other various lamb weight did not do as well.



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However, we would like for those eligible to apply for refunds within this time period, to do so as soon as possible, in order for MCEC to be able to process as many refunds as possible in a timely manner. THE REFUND FORM IS AVAILABLE ON THE MCEC WEBSITE: Go to then click on “Refunds”. Please ensure that in order to process your application quickly, all supporting documents ( receipts) are included, and the name of the applicant(s) is the same as the name on the receipts. The application also needs to be signed by the applicant(s). THE REFUND FORM IS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUCTION MARTS OR YOU CAN PHONE THE MCEC OFFICE TOLL FREE: 1.866.441.6232 OR 204.452.6353 Please note our new address effective March 14/2014. Applications for Refund are to be mailed to: Unit H – 2450 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R2V 4H7

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Hands-on synchronization programs Some suggestions for running a successful AI program for beef cattle Roy Lewis, DVM Beef 911


e have come a long way from the synchron i z a t i o n p ro g ra m s of one shot of prostaglandins, observation, and breeding according to heat. Prostaglandins are still a very useful tool in combination with other drugs and intravaginal devices containing progesterone. Many of you will have seen the numerous protocols put out for synchronization — American Breeders Service has a very nice summary in one of its catalogues. The only problem with so many choices is it might become confusing and if protocols are changed, or times are not strictly adhered to, disastrous conception rates follow. In my experience, the best protocol (for a number of reasons) is the CO-Synch plus Intravaginal progesteronereleasing device (CIDRs). The program’s chart is available for download at synchronization-protocols2011-beefcow-beefheifer.pdf. If you choose to use the program, get the flow sheets laminated and put up on the fridge or someplace else so it can easily be followed. With this program, there is a slight difference in the time period after the prostaglandin shot — six hours shorter for heifers — so please note that before proceeding. Keep in mind this program is really good for allowing full synchronization so all cattle are bred at the same time. Some producers do AI a few if they come into heat early but the rest are AIed at once. There is no need for heat detection. Cattle are run through the chute a total of three times including when they are AIed over a 10-day period, so your handling setup must be decent. Good facilities reduce labour and decrease stress on the cattle, which helps improve conception rates. As with handling of any of the medicines, keep them from freezing or getting too hot. Since shots are intramuscular, it’s very important to use at least a 1.5-inch needle and give the injections in the neck where you can get into the muscle. Because the dosages of both the GNRH and prostaglandin are smaller, it is critical to get them all into a site where they will be absorbed quickly. Fertagyl, Fer-

tiline Cystorelin and Factrel are the GNRH products used and efficacy is good on all. As far as the prostaglandins are concerned, the two oldest ones are lutalyse and estrumate but there are also several generic products licensed. Estrumate is two cc whereas lutalyse is five cc. A very comm o n m i s t a k e a r i s e s f ro m changing products, but not changing the dosage — with underdosing or overdosing the result. Both mistakes (especially the underdosing) can greatly mess with any synchronization program. So follow the label closely.

Pregnancy rates

We always hear about the high and low pregnancy rates, but a good average on a timed AI program is 50 per cent. The time frames are critical, so don’t synchronize more

than you can possibly AI in three hours. Semen must be placed at the ideal time and, of course, follow all the artificial insemination protocols for handling thawing and placing the semen. Keep the area clean and use a good absorbent towel to clean the vulvar area. As with any breeding program, cattle must be cycling and in good nutrition with an adequate body condition score (2.5 to 3.5), and have a sound mineral program. Cows should be 60 days from calving so their uterus has fully involuted (contracted down) and they are ready to rebreed. Cattle on a rising plane of nutrition (so they are gaining weight) will also have a better conception rate. The demands of a calf sucking milk on the cow needs to be replaced by good-quality feed in the cow’s

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to implement synchronization programs. If in doubt about any of the details, ask questions. Ideally it is best if men do the handling of the prostaglandin, as there is a huge safety factor for women because — as the label clearly states — this product should not be handled by women of child-bearing age. If you implement a synchronization program, you can cut down on bull power and can utilize the best genetics in the industry. It all can work well and a desirable conception rate achieved as long as all the steps are followed in order of sequence and at the proper times. May the conception rate be high this spring!

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diet otherwise cycling will not happen. For heifers you can use a program using MGA (Megesterol Acetate) that keeps the heifers from cycling. This is fed for 14 days and then removed. The heifers come into heat but it is not a fertile heat, so they are given a shot of prostaglandins to complete the synchronization and the heifers are then bred according to detected heat. The majority will be in heat over about a three-day window. All synchronization programs require a strict adherence to detail and timing. There are many different protocols out there, so work with your veterinarian to determine which ones they have had the best success with. Another good reference will be your semen sales rep as they usually have experience with AI and often work with local veterinarians

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Spring looks to have arrived Issued: Monday, April 21 · Covering: April 23 – April 30, 2014 Daniel Bezte Co-operator contributor


will take this as a good sign: the weather models are having a heck of a time trying to figure out what’s going to happen over the next couple of weeks as they struggle with the transition from what has been a long winter pattern to a more spring/ summer-like pattern. This means the confidence in this forecast is a little lower than usual and I am warning you right now, I am going to take an optimistic approach to this forecast — heck, I have to try something! This forecast period will start off with a large area of low pressure moving through our region. It looks like we’ll start to see things deteriorate on Wednesday as the low pressure moves in. Thursday looks to be fairly wet across pretty much all of southern and central Manitoba, but I’m not sure whether it will be showers, steady rain, or a rain/snow mix. Depending on the exact timing of the low and when the main area of precipitation moves through, we could see some snow late in the day on Thursday and into Friday morn-

ing as cold air moves in behind the low. Friday will be the coldest day, with highs only expected to be in the 2 to 5 C range as a weak arctic high builds in. Over the weekend low pressure will begin to form to our west and this will allow our winds to become southerly as an upper ridge builds over central North America. This should allow temperatures to moderate over the weekend, with highs climbing into the low teens by Sunday. This ridge of high pressure will slowly slide eastward next week, which means we’ll start off with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, with daytime highs expected to be in the upper teens Monday and Tuesday. Things might cool down a bit on Wednesday as a weak area of low pressure slides through, bringing with it clouds and a few showers. Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, 6 to 20 C; lows, -4 to +5 C. Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park. Contact him with your questions and comments at


1 Month (30 Days) Percent of Average Precipitation (Prairie Region) March 18, 2014 to April 16, 2014

< 40% 40 - 60% 60 - 85% 85 - 115% 115 - 150% 150 - 200% > 200% Extent of Agricultural Land Lakes and Rivers

Produced using near real-time data that has undergone initial quality control. The map may not be accurate for all regions due to data availability and data errors. Copyright © 2014 Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s National Agroclimate Information Service (NAIS). Data provided through partnership with Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and many Provincial agencies.

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This issue’s map shows the amount of precipitation that fell across the Prairies during the 30-day period ending April 16. Luckily for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the eastern half of Alberta, precipitation to end the winter has been very light, with large areas seeing less than 60 per cent of average. The western half of Alberta, roughly from a line going from Whitecourt to Red Deer to Lethbridge, has been wet, with amounts ranging from near average to the east of this line to upward of 200 per cent just west of Calgary.

Weather pattern most extreme on record Research suggests human-induced warming may dial up extreme weather’s severity By Daniel Bezte CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR


or much of this past winter and early spring the jet stream over North America was stuck in a very resilient pattern, with a ridge of high pressure over the West Coast and a deep trough of low pressure over the eastern half of the continent. The West Coast ridge brought mild weather to those regions, with many areas of Alaska recording their fifth-warmest winter on record. Farther south, the persistent ridge kept most of the winter rains away from California. This resulted in up to 98 per cent of California being in a state of drought. In fact, the winter period from November to January ended up being the worst winter drought on record for that state. Over central and eastern regions the persistent trough of low pressure, or polar vortex, brought well-belowaverage temperatures, with the area around the Great Lakes and west into Manitoba consistently showing some of the coldest temperature anomalies on the planet this winter. New research recently published in Geophysic a l Re s e a rc h L etters entitled “Probable causes of the abnormal ridge accompanying the 2013-14 California

I am beginning to think we may be seeing this jump in our general global weather patterns starting now.

drought: ENSO precursor and anthropogenic warming footprint” ( Wang et al. 2014, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059748) indicates this jet stream pattern was the most extreme pattern ever recorded. While this came as a bit of a surprise, the study also concluded this extreme jet stream pattern could not form if it were not for the influence of human-caused warming; “there is a traceable anthropogenic warming footprint in the enormous intensity of the anomalous ridge during the winter of 2013-14.” The study found that while ridges of high pressure and troughs of low pressure (dipole pattern) like we saw this winter have often occurred in the past, the intensity of these features has been increasing since the year 2000. While there are definitely natural factors that help to intensify these patterns, the researchers found when they ran their weather models with and without including humancaused global warming, the

models could not reproduce the type of event we saw this winter unless global warming was included. They concluded the dipole “is projected to intensify, which implies that the periodic and inevitable droughts California will experience will exhibit more severity. The inference from this study is that the abnormal intensity of the winter ridge is traceable to humaninduced warming but, more importantly, its development is potentially predictable.” The authors of the study also point out that while this particular pattern had a high pressure ridge over the west and low pressure to the east, the opposite pattern has just as much likelihood to occur and will likely be of the same intensity.

The blender analogy

Now, I know there are some of you out there who are thinking that this is just another global warming story that helps to cover the pro-global warming people’s butts. If it’s warm, it’s

global warming; now if it is a cold pattern, it is once again global warming! Here is how I look at this: in the past I have used an analogy of a blender filled up and set at a constant speed to represent the current state of the atmosphere. If you watch the material in the blender you will see it’s difficult to follow or predict where individual particles go (day-today weather); if you step back and look at the whole blender you can see a general pattern to the overall flow (climate). Now, it is not disputed by anyone that humans, through our actions, are creating conditions that are increasing the amount of energy remaining in our atmosphere. The big question right now is, where is all of this energy going? Is it only heating the air, oceans or ground, or, more likely all three at the same time? The key point is that the amount of energy in the system is increasing. Now let’s go back to the blender analogy. What happens to the material in the blender when we increase the power or speed (add energy)? We see the overall pattern rapidly change; it jumps around for a short period of time into a very chaotic pattern before settling down into a new pattern. A few years ago I theorized our atmosphere is going to undergo something very simi-

lar to that of a blender changing speeds, but I figured it was still a decade or two away. I am beginning to think we may be seeing this jump in our general global weather patterns starting now. As the research pointed out, the weather models show these anomalies in our weather patterns increasing not only in intensity but also duration and occurrence. So, while everyone wants to think global warming means only warmer weather for everyone, as usual, Mother Nature is making it much more difficult. This does little to help make us feel better as we struggle through a cool start to spring, and some of you are probably hoping the weather pattern switches and we get a nice big ridge of high pressure over the summer, but let me leave you with this. Imagine what a summer would be like if we saw temperatures that were 8 to 12 C above average. So far our warm summers have only been 2 to 4 C above average. Under an extreme pattern we could easily see temperatures much warmer. Do you want to go through a summer with little rain and daytime highs in the upper 30s and overnight lows in the mid-20s? Sounds kind of nice until you have to live it… and the likelihood of seeing this happen seems to be growing.

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CROPS Prairie winter wheat looking good, but damage still possible The lingering cold is preventing the crop from breaking dormancy By Terryn Shiells Commodity News Service Canada


help melt the snowpack and get the crops starting to grow, especially north of the Trans-Canada Highway in the eastern part of the Prairies, Burnett said. Though things are looking good overall so far, there’s still the possibility that the crops that are still covered in a lot of snow could be damaged. “If we saw a lot of freeze and thaw, that kind of damage done to the plants can happen still,” Burnett added. There are some dry conditions south of the Trans-Canada Highway in Alber ta and Saskatchewan, as they had less snowpack this winter. But, it’s not raising any concerns yet because the subsoil moisture in the region is adequate. Flooding isn’t expected to be a major problem this year. But, eastcentral Saskatchewan is an area to keep an eye on as it had the most snow combined with a fair amount of water in the snow, Burnett said.

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Farmers hoping to sow flax this spring might have trouble locating seed, the Manitoba Flax Growers Association says in a release. “Several seed growers and retailers are reporting they are sold out or near sold out of certified seed, though there are still supplies available of the most common varieties,” the release says. Flax acres are expected to increase in Manitoba in 2014 to more historical acreage as compared to the low acreages in 2012 and 2013. On the profitability scale, flax pencils out well this year related to other cropping options. In addition, the flax marketing and logistics has not been as severely restricted as have other commodities during the current transportation backlog in Western Canada. As well, the cost of inputs, such as seed, nutrients and weed control, are lower than for many other crops. For agronomic information and fertility and weed management advice go to: or a local MAFRD office. The website includes a section “10 Tips To Target Higher Flax Yields.” Growers following these tips are reporting yields notably higher than the provincial average.

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ost winter wheat crops that were planted in Western Canada last fall seem to be in good condition so far this spring. But, they’re not in the clear yet. “Not all of the winter wheat is out from the snow cover yet,” Bruce Burnett, crop and weather specialist with CWB said. “But, I think there have been some encouraging signs with some of the samples the farmers are taking to see if the plants are viable.” There haven’t been many reports of mortality from winterkill so far this spring, as there was enough snow to keep the crops protected from the extremely cold temperatures that much of the Prairies experienced this winter, said Burnett. Most crops were still in some sort of dormancy in mid-April, though some had lost their winter hardiness to some extent.

“The area that probably has the winter wheat that’s closest to being totally out of dormancy is in southern Alberta because it had some warmer temperatures than on the eastern side of the Prairies,” Burnett said. But, there continues to be overnight temperatures dipping below freezing in many regions of Western Canada, which is preventing the plants from breaking full dormancy. “I would expect probably a little bit later development on this crop unless we get some significantly warmer temperatures just because we’re starting the growing season about one to two weeks later than normal for winter wheat,” Burnett added. The later start to the growing season will also likely mean a bit of a later harvest than normal, but not nearly as delayed as last year. Some regions could use some drier weather going forward to

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Researchers need wireworm samples Wireworm numbers are on the rise and Ag Canada researchers need samples to develop control methods


ro d u c e r s c a n h e l p i n the effort to find a wireworm control solution by s u b m i t t i n g s a m p l e s t o Canada’s wireworm research team. “Lindane (such as Vitavax Dual) insecticide kept wireworm numbers low for several decades on the Prairies,” says Neil Whatley, crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “(But) since the ban of this organochlorine pesticide in 2004, wireworm damage in field crops is rebounding, (with) some researchers suggesting we may just be catching a glimpse of the tip of the iceberg at this point.” There are about 30 different wireworm species, and they have diverse behaviours and life cycles, which makes a single control measure improbable. An individual region may contain more than one wireworm species. The worm-like larvae can

There are about 30 different wireworm species, and they have diverse behaviours and life cycles, which makes a single control measure improbable.

feed on plant roots and ger- may repel wireworms for a minating seeds for up to five growing season, their populayears before developing into tions can continue to increase the adult click beetle stage. so that these treatment meaT:8.125” sures begin to fail. While current seed treatments

C a n a d a’s w i r e w o r m research team, headed by Bob Vernon and Wim van Herk of Agr iculture and Agr i-Food Canada, is identifying wireworm species and researching control measures. “The research team needs to know which specific wireworm species dominates in your farming region so the correct control option(s) can be applied as the problem worsens,” says Whatley. “Although most crops are susceptible, wireworms prefer eating annual and perennial grasses, so populations can build up in fields that have extended periods of cereal crops or pasture. Crops grown in recently broken sod are especially vulnerable. Due to a greater amount of soil moisture, wireworms migrate near to the soil surface in early spr ing, making spr ing the best time to bait and capture wireworms.” Baiting can be as simple as

burying a small amount (a cup or so) of a cereal-based product such as flour, bran, or wheat seeds to a depth of four to six inches at marked locations randomly across a field. Dig up the baits 10 to 14 days later, collecting wireworms and some field soil (not too wet), and then insert them into a hard plastic container for shipping. There may be more than one species present, so collect as many wireworms as possible. “Include a brief description of where the sample was collected (nearest town or address), information about your crop rotation in this field over the past four years, and your name and phone number,” adds Whatley. “Once the species are identified, you will be contacted with the results.” Samples should be mailed to Dr. Bob Vernon, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 6947 No. 7 Hwy., P.O. Box 1000, Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0.


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chicago / reuters / Temperatures dropped well below freezing in the southern U.S. Plains Wheat Belt April 15 and likely hurt some fields already stressed by drought, but the relative immaturity of the crop prevented more widespread damage, meteorologists said. “Most of the injury will be to the more advanced crops in irrigated fields of the southwest, but permanent production cuts are not very likely, at least not from this single bout of cold in the central Plains,” agricultural meteorologist Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. wrote in a note to clients. Another forecaster, the Commodity Weather Group, projected production losses across the southern belt at one per cent. “Our thinking is that total loss to the belt out of this will be something on the order of one per cent, if it follows (typical) scenarios,” said Joel Widenor, a Commodity Weather Group meteorologist. Winter wheat is most resistant to freeze injury during its winter dormancy but the crop loses hardiness as it resumes growing in the spring.


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Corn and soybeans expanding on Canadian Prairies But that expansion will come at the expense of acres now devoted to other crops By Marney Blunt commodity news service canada


orn and soybeans have expanded in Western Canada in the last 10 years, and they should continue to do so, according to Monsanto Canada’s vice-president, Neil Arbuckle, speaking at the Canadian Global Crops Symposium in Winnipeg, April 16. “When we think about our corporate vision and the potential to deliver on 110-bushel-per-acre corn, 40-bushel-per-acre soybeans, and 52 bushels per acre of canola, we believe that the addition of corn and soybeans to wheat and canola rotations in the west fits with that vision of producing more and conserving more and improving the profitability of western Canadian agriculture,” said Arbuckle. “In fact, some early work that we’ve done leads us to conclude that having corn and soybeans in rotations in the southern Prairies

will lead to a more diversified wheat management,” he says. Last year, there was over one million harvested acres of soybeans and 395,000 harvested acres of corn in Western Canada, according to Statistics Canada. “We’ve seen a tremendous growth in the soybean acres in the last three or four years in Manitoba and moving into Saskatchewan,” said Francois Labelle, the interim executive director at Manitoba Pulse Growers Association. “Now the corn hasn’t grown as quickly, but it is definitely coming along as well.” Arbuckle said the real question is: Where do corn and soybean producers expand to? “There are no more new acres available,” said Myron Krahn, president of Manitoba Corn Growers Association. Krahn added that the short growing season is a challenge, but there’s definitely potential to expand in the long term. Arbuckle compared the percent-

U.S. corn planting slowed by cool weather

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ages of the different crops in Western Canada and the profitability of each of those crops. He said that if any amount of these crops were to be exchanged for corn and soybeans, wheat should be the biggest loser. Labelle says that will be up to the producers to decide.

“It’s which crop is going to give the best return to the grower,” said Labelle. “If a producer can make more money on soybeans or more money on wheat or more money on canola, he will make that decision and that’s where the acres will go.”

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cool spring is slowing the pace of U.S. corn planting but a turn to warmer temperatures late last week gave farmers a chance to begin seeding fields in the central Corn Belt, according to analysts and government data April 14. Three per cent of the U.S. corn crop was planted as of April 13, in line with analysts’ expectations ranging from one to five per cent, the U.S. Agriculture Department said in its first such plantings update of 2014. The progress was one percentage point above last year’s pace but below the five-year average pace of six per cent. “Farmers made good progress Friday and Saturday,” said Don Roose, head of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. “In the big context of things, two points one way or the other is not that big of a deal. We have enough iron to put in 10 per cent of the crop in a day under ideal conditions.” Much of the planting progress was in southern U.S. states such as Kansas and Texas while topproducing states Illinois and Nebraska were one per cent planted. No grain was planted yet in the No. 1 growing state of Iowa, compared with two per cent planted last year, USDA data showed. USDA rated the winter wheat crop at 34 per cent good to excellent — one percentage point below last week and two points below a year ago. The conditions were broadly in line with expectations, with analysts on average predicting stabilizing conditions.

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Canadian railways aren’t the only ones falling behind U.S. grain and sugar beet shipments have been particularly affected by this winter’s transportation backlog By John Kemp



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xtreme winter weather and increased congestion have slowed rail shipments on large parts of the U.S. network to a crawl since the start of the year, prompting farmers and other rail users to complain. “( We) are growing increasingly concerned about the deterioration in service that is now occurring over significant areas of your system,” regulators at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) wrote in a letter to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad at the beginning of February. Fa r m e r s h a v e b l a m e d increased oil shipments and poor service by the railroads and have pressed regulators to intervene. But extreme winter weather, more than anything, has caused the backlog, which will probably last several more months. The STB, which monitors railroad services and fees, also sent a letter to Canadian Pacific (CP) at the start of March to demand an explanation for the delays and an action plan to restore acceptable customer service. Rail operators acknowledge the problem, particularly in the Midwest and in the northern plains states, citing bad weather, rising oil shipments and a bumper grain harvest. “BNSF’s service in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 has fallen short

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of our customers’ expectations,” the railway admitted to the STB.

Grains and sugar beets

Rail cars moving grains and sugar beet have been affected particularly badly. The railroads are still struggling to restore service even as the weather improves. At the end of March, BNSF still had more than 16,000 agricultural cars past due, averaging over 21 days late, according to its report to the STB. Delays are especially widespread in North Dakota, where almost 8,000 rail cars were past their due date. Railroads and regulators monitor performance using a number of indicators including average train speed and the length of time that rail cars spend at terminals before being hauled on the rails or released to customers.

Graphic Source / Railroad Performance Measures, Canadian Pacific


On both measures, BNSF and CP’s performance has deteriorated significantly over the last 12 months. BNSF’s average train speed is down from over 25 miles per hour to under 21. CP’s average dwell time has surged from six hours to more than 10. With trains moving slowly and more rail cars tied up in rail yards, there is an acute shortage of locomotives, rail cars and train crews and a growing wait for service. Matters have been made much worse by repeated bouts of extreme cold weather and heavy snowfall during the “arctic vortex” in January and February, which has snarled up traffic around Chicago.

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cent of all U.S. rail traffic passing through the city’s rail network and rail yards. Nearly half of all intermodal shipping containers pass through Chicago, including 54 per cent of all intermodal units bound to and from Seattle and 26 per cent of containers heading to or from the ports at Los Angeles and Long Beach. But Chicago’s rail system was badly affected by the extreme cold weather, and delays there have been among the worst o n t h e s y s t e m . Ca n a d i a n Pacific reported delays spiking to almost 40 hours on average in late February, and the backlog has still not cleared. Other railroads have fared even worse. The snarl-up around Chicago has been creating a giant bottle-


neck for the entire Midwest and northern plains area. The extreme cold in January and February during the harshest winter in 65 years forced railroads to shorten trains, Canadian Pacific told the STB. “When temperatures are as bitterly cold as they have been, we must take steps such as reducing train length to keep air brakes functioning safely and properly,” it said. Changes in train layout and loading added to the backlog. “The resulting heavy switching and backlog of manifest traffic, together with an overall increase in (oil) unit train traffic via Chicago has resulted in substantial, sustained delays for any traffic moving to or through Chicago,” CP explained to the regulator.


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Seedy Saturday turns five The fifth annual Seedy Saturday reflects growing interest in urban gardens By Daniel Winters co-operator staff / Brandon


randon’s Central United Church on a Saturday morning is probably the last place you’d expect to find a bunch of seedy characters — yet, there they

were. Organizer Blake Hamilton estimated that some 160 avid gardeners showed up to enjoy a free local-food breakfast, peruse the wide selection of heritage and heirloom seed varieties on offer by three vendors, and swap seeds and bedding plants at the fifth annual Seedy Saturday. “I think there’s a renewed interest in that part of our heritage, and a renewed interest in self-sufficiency,” said Hamilton, who serves as the city’s community garden network program assistant. The event, based on similar events promoted nationwide by non-profit group Seeds of Diversity, has grown from humble beginnings. First held in a musty room with creaky floors at a local community centre five years ago, this year’s event even featured a pair of cellists from Brandon University’s School of Music, who was hired to lend an atmosphere of class to an otherwise “seedy” affair. Funding from the City of Brandon, the Brandon Community Garden Network and the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, shows that civiclevel politicians are starting to recognize the value in community gardens — not just in terms of nutritious food, fresh air and exercise, but also as a tool for forging harmonious cross-cultural relationships. That’s especially important in Brandon, where there has been a need to accommodate and integrate a huge influx of immigrant workers brought in from every corner of the globe by the nearby Maple Leaf Foods hog slaughter plant. “In the community gardens, that’s such a celebration. People are growing different foods and gardening in different ways,” he said. For example, the Chinese gardeners have demonstrated eye-popping success with cold-season brassicas and novel squash varieties, while some immigrants from Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean, have been cultivating exotic cucumbers using seed that they brought from home. “It’s a very natural thing for some of the immigrant population to grow food,” he said. But amid the harmony, there has been some friction. Given the gardeners’ diverse social and political backgrounds, Hamilton said it’s not surprising that some may have misinterpreted “community garden” as meaning “vegetables to be shared communally.” Last year, signs were hastily erected saying, “Please do not steal the vegetables,” in six languages, but Hamilton wonders if the signs were perhaps overly blunt. For this year, a revised, more inclusive message has been created that emphasizes the “rented” nature of the holdings, he added. To further reinforce the notion of inviolable private ownership, the community garden network will be distributing garden “licence plates” to demarcate individual plots. Interest in gardening among Brandonites has soared in recent years. Apart from an estimated 700 privately owned garden plots, there are another 12 to 15 community-run places for people to get down and dirty with a dibble and a hoe. Options for Brandon’s landless majority abound, from 10 raised beds shoehorned in alongside a fence on the Westman Seniors Housing Co-op grounds, another 10 beds near the tennis courts at Westridge Community Centre, and now “Hummingbird,” a huge patch of black dirt originally set aside for a school at Maryland and 26th Street. Even with 150 new plots added last year, over 50 people are still on a waiting list for a chance to garden on one of the 350 10x20 and 20x30-foot plots. Rental costs for each allotment range from $10-$20 a season — basically a costrecovery fee for compost and water for irrigation. With community gardening firmly rooted in Brandon’s culture, Hamilton’s future plans include establishing a “seed library” made up of proven, locally grown varieties that people can access for free on the condition that they replenish their withdrawal with freshly propagated seed after their first crop.

Blake Hamilton, organizer of the recent Seedy Saturday event, holds up a new multilingual sign that aims to remind Brandon’s community gardeners of the limits of charity.  photos: Daniel Winters

Business booming for heirloom seed growers Weird and wonderful open-pollinated varieties catching on with home gardeners By Daniel Winters co-operator staff / Brandon

Renewed interest in urban gardening and seed saving has sparked a booming cottage industry specializing in open-pollinated, heritage, and heirloom vegetable garden seeds. Jim Ternier, operator of Prairie Garden Seeds, said his business has blossomed in recent years to the point that it now employs several of his family members at two sites. His sister Judy runs the farm at Cochin, Sask., and his daughter Rachelle helps him at the garden plots at St. Peter’s Abbey near Humboldt, where along with hundreds of well-storied heirloom vegetable seeds they grow 29 types of cereals, including 15 varieties of einkorn, an ancient grain first domesticated about 10,000 years ago. “We need more workers now,” said Jim, at the recent Seedy Saturday event. How many acres does it take to support a family? Ternier estimates their two seed production sites cover less than half a dozen acres in total. “You can grow $10,000-$20,000 worth of seed per acre if you’re selling it retail,” said Ternier. Tanya Stefanec, of Carman-based Heritage Harvest Seed, said her business has been booming lately, with the bestsellers being heirloom herbs, tomatoes and beans.

Jim and Rachelle Ternier, operators of Prairie Garden Seeds, say the urban gardening revival has created a boom in the open-pollinated, heirloom seed business.  “Kale, of course. Everyone wants kale,” said Stefanec, who farms with partner Jessy Friesen. Their operation has expanded in recent years to encompass 17 acres of well-spaced vegetable seed production plots and four part-time weeders.

In the winter, they have three to four workers employed processing seed, filling packets and orders, she added. “This year has been an extremely busy year,” said Stefanec. Mandy Botincan, who has run Mandy’s Greenhouses for 25 years near Tyndall, Man., has announced that this is the last year that she’ll be offering her famous heirloom tomato varieties for sale. Instead, she’ll be branching out into ornamental alpine plants, a new trend that is becoming very popular with urban gardeners with limited growing space. She hopes that her new specialty will be less time consuming than producing heirloom tomato seed and bedding plants, even though the operation was “fabulously” profitable and had a “huge” clientele. “I told everyone last year that I was retiring and people got so mad at me that they were literally crying, saying, ‘How could you do this to us?’” said Botincan. “I told them, ‘I gave you 25 years to learn from me. Now my children, I need you to go on your own now.’” Her tomato varieties won’t be lost to history, she added, because a number of neighbouring growers will pick up where she left off.


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New ways to eat pulses Lorraine Stevenson Crossroads Recipe Swap


f you seldom eat beans, peas, lentils or chickpeas, your kids will probably someday wonder what you were eating. All kinds of pulse-based foods are popping up on store shelves, and are increasingly popular among a younger generation trying to eat healthier and smarter than their parents. That might have sounded like mission impossible not so long ago. Even just a decade ago many food makers remained unfamiliar with pulses’ health benefits or how well they could work in food formulations, but many are now testing and trying them out. Pulse Canada has encouraged this product innovation in many ways, including by hosting an annual competition to get the best of the best new ideas for pulse foods into the spotlight. Mission ImPULSEible began in 2009 to get more university and college students interested in using pulses and pulse ingredients in the development of new food products. Now some of the best minds in food science vie in provincial and national events to create innovative, tasty and marketable food products containing whole pulses or pulse ingredients. To give you an idea of just how intriguing some of those edibles actually are — last year’s top prize went to a University of Guelph team’s “Nutrisnaps,” which were crackers made with lentil, pea and pinto bean flours, and second place to a Culinary Institute of Canada team for “VegaMax,” an all-natural, strawberry-flavoured chickpea milk.

The competitors’ mission is to come up with the best kid-friendly pulse-based foods. Judges in provincial events have seen products like “Garbanzoo,” an animal-shaped cookie made with, you guessed it, and “Vega Pockets,” a pizza pocket packed with a white kidney bean purée, and Sweet Pea Cakes from yellow and green peas. We won’t see these cool ideas hitting store shelves right away, of course, but the whole idea behind Mission ImPULSEible is to get them out there and hopefully attract the interest of food product makers who can make that happen. Manitoba’s provincial Mission ImPULSEible takes place April 25 in Winnipeg at the Red River College Paterson Global Food site. You can view all 2014 competitors’ ideas online at http://www. Meanwhile, there’s more evidence to convince all ages to eat more lentils, peas, beans and chickpeas every day. Researchers in Canadian and U.S. universities and hospitals have recently quantified the amount of pulses actually needed in a daily diet to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup per day, a conclusion drawn from careful analysis of more than two dozen trials looking at how pulses lower blood cholesterol. This means we can now say more just recommend pulses are part of a healthy diet, says Dr. John Sievenpiper, lead researcher for the study. “With these results, we now have a recommended amount we can promote as having specific cardiovascular health benefits.”

Does 1/2 cup a day of pulses seem like a lot? Try using pulse purées or pulse flour to add nutritional value to your baked goods or snacks.

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1 19-fl.-oz./540-ml can lentils, rinsed and drained 1/2 c. fat-free ranch dressing 1 tsp. hot curry powder 2 cloves garlic

PLACE all ingredients into food processor or blender. BLEND, adding water if necessary, to desired consistency. Serving Size: 1/3 cup Makes: 2 cups (6 servings) Source: Pulse Canada

5-Minute Hummus One more yummy dip — 159.3 calories per serving. 1 19-oz./540-ml can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 c. reduced-calorie sun-dried tomato and herb salad dressing 1/3 c. water 2 cloves garlic

PLACE all ingredients into food processor or blender. BLEND, adding water if necessary, to desired consistency. Serving Size: 1/3 cup Makes: 2 cups (6 servings) Source: Pulse Canada

1/2 c. 125-ml can of navy beans, rinsed and drained OR 1/2 c. of canned lentils, rinsed and drained 1 egg 2 tbsp. canola oil 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1-1/3 c. rolled oats 3/4 c. whole wheat flour 2 tsp. baking soda

Cherry Almond Biscotti 1-1/2 c. chickpea flour 2 eggs 1/2 c. berry sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/3 c. slivered almonds 3 tbsp. chopped dried unsweetened cherries

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Purée beans with egg until smooth in blender. In a medium bowl, beat canola oil, sugar and vanilla using electric mixer until smooth. Add bean and egg purée and continue beating until well combined. Add chocolate chips and oats and use wooden spoon to combine. Sift together flour and baking soda over wet mixture and stir until well combined. Drop by rounded teaspoon, two inches apart on prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 15 minutes and let cool on pan two minutes then transfer to cooling rack. Makes: 24 cookies

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, using electric beaters, beat sugar and eggs together until thick and pale yellow in colour. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour with wooden spoon and add almonds and cherries until well combined. Mixture will be very sticky so as best you can, divide the mixture in half and shape into two logs about six to eight inches long and two inches thick at least four inches away from each other on prepared pan. Wet hands could help the dough not stick to oneself while doing this. Sprinkle logs with a touch of cinnamon. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 275 F. Cut the logs on the diagonal about 1/3-1/2 inch thick and spread out in a single layer onto the same pan. Bake again for 20 to 25 minutes, turning over biscotti once, until biscotti is firm and dry to your liking. Let cool on pan completely before serving. Biscotti can be stored in the freezer for several months or in a airtight container for three to four weeks. Makes: 18 pieces

Source: Pulse Canada

Source: Pulse Canada

WHERE CAN I FIND PULSE FLOUR? If you’d like to bake more often with pulse flour, the Portage la Prairie-based company Best Cooking Pulses (BCP) creates a variety of pulse flours variously made from pinto beans, lentils, chickpeas or yellow or green split peas. You can shop for these different types of flour online at


The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014


When should you sow veggie seeds? Like many gardening questions the answer is: it depends By Albert Parsons Freelance contributor


ny farmer will tell you t h a t t h e e a r l y b i rd gets the wor m. The best average yields for most crops (except for canola, sunflowers, soybeans and edible beans) come from crops seeded in early May. By delaying planting until the fourth week of May, 15 per cent yield loss will result in cereals, peas and corn. So is early seeding of the vege t a b l e g a rd e n a d v i s a b l e ? Should we try for the earliest possible seeding date? The answer, as with many gardening questions is: it depends. While yield is foremost in farmers’ minds, that is not necessarily the case with home gardeners. We may have other objectives that are just as important. Many of us want to push the planting dates forward as far as possible to ensure that we harvest our first produce from the garden as soon as possible. Some of us have been challenged in the fall when we harvest gigantic beets or carrots and wonder what we could have done so that they would not have grown so huge. Home gardeners also want to be able to harvest each vegetable over the longest period possible. To accomplish these objectives, gardeners have devised

planting dates that give them what they want. I think there are still too many gardeners, however, who do not utilize the technique of succession planting (var iable plant ing dates) as much as they might in order to get better results from their vegetable patches. Many vegetables in our gardens like peas, beans, lettuce, radish and spinach produce edible produce for only a few weeks. These delectable vegetables can be enjoyed over a longer period if some are seeded as early as possible, followed by a couple of later plantings. I seed my late beans in the third week of June and eat beans well into September. Growing several varieties also helps. An early pea and a main crop later pea can be sown at the same time, but will come into production at different times. Snap peas tend to have a longer productive period so they will lengthen the harvest period of peas even more. I made a mid-June planting of edible pod peas called “Sugar Lace,” which are semi-leafless and self-suppor ting, and they greatly extended the pea season. Growing both late and early cabbages means not all will mature at the same time. Corn is another example where growing two or three varieties will lengthen the harvest season — and many of us

take a chance and plant the early variety as soon as possible in the spring. Sometimes a later-seeded crop is not necessarily meant to extend the season so much as it is to produce vegetables for harvest and storage at the right stage of development. If you do not want huge beets or carrots for winter storage, plant some as early as possible for fresh eating and then plant some in mid-June that will be a good size by harvest time. Last year I did just that with carrots and they were the perfect size for storage. I always push the envelope in the spring and plant lettuce, radish, spinach and onions as early as possible. I plant them in an unheated cold frame but even if you do not want to bother with a c o l d f r a m e, g e t t h e s e early salad fixings into the ground as early as you can. The seedlings are tolerant of light frosts and the reward is fresh salad greens before the end of May. So instead of rushing to get most of the vegetable garden planted all at once, or aiming for a May long weekend planting marathon, give some thought to adjusting some of your dates and using more succession planting. You might be surprised at the results. Albert Parsons writes from Minnedosa, Manitoba

Carrots planted in mid-June last year produced roots that were the perfect size for storage, not huge, tough roots that often result from seeding too early.  PHOTO: ALBERT PARSONS

Mmm… bacon As much as we love it it’s best to be eaten in moderation PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service


om, I just had the best cookies ever! I ate a bunch at the dining centre. You need to make them at home,” my 18-year-old son exclaimed. He was practically salivating. “What kind of cookies were they, anyway?” I asked. “They were bacon chocolatechocolate chip cookies. They were featuring bacon on the menu,” he said. I did a quick online search and found several cookie recipes with crumbled bacon bits. As he continued his glowing culinary review, I had a flashback from 18 years ago when I experienced a craving for bacon while expecting him. Was this a delayed effect? At the time I was pregnant with my now six-foot, threeinch son, I was teaching a food-service management

class twice a week in the campus dining service kitchen. It was around the same time of year as my son’s present-day “bacon encounter.” My buddy, who was the head cook, would greet me with, “Julie, your bowl of bacon is on the counter.” I looked forward to my flav o u r f u l t re a t , b u t a s t h e months progressed, I needed to temper my intake of highersodium foods, including bacon, when my feet began to swell and I grew out of my shoes. I savoured the flavour of one piece of bacon instead of three. Obviously, my craving didn’t stunt my son’s growth. The 2012 Bacon Report from the U.S. referred to its namesake as “meat candy.” More than 627 million pounds of bacon were sold in retail outlets that year. A slice of bacon isn’t as high in calories or fat as you might

expect. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database, one slice of pan-fried bacon has 54 calories and four grams of fat. One slice of cooked bacon has 194 milligrams of sodium. That’s about 13 per cent of the daily sodium recommendation for people 51 and older and 8.4 per cent of the recommendation for people younger than 51. When cooking bacon, start the process in a cold pan and cook to desired doneness over medium heat. You also can cook bacon in an oven or microwave. Drain the bacon on a double layer of paper towelling to reduce the fat content. You can cut back on added salt or added fat if you are adding bacon to a dish, such as a soup or casserole recipe. Top off your menu with a side salad, fruit, veggies and other food naturally low in sodium and high in nutrients. Bacon appears in many ways on restaurant menus

besides being a popular side dish for eggs at breakfast. It often inspires sales by appearing on sandwiches, salads and pizzas, and can be wrapped around shrimp, scallops and pork loins. Bacon also has been used in cocktails and desserts, including sundaes, cookies and brownies. Typically, “standard” cut bacon is sold in one-sixteenthinch slices, but some people prefer thick-cut bacon, which is about one-eighth thick. If you visit most butcher counters, you can buy bacon in slabs, which you cut at home. You also might find “centre-cut” bacon, which is lower in fat because the bacon is cut close to the bone. Bacon is a pork product, so religious restrictions prevent some groups from using it on their menus. “Turkey bacon” is available and others have made bacon-like products from lamb, beef, soy and other proteins.

If you want to profess your love of bacon visually, you can decorate yourself or your office with numerous baconinspired items. You could wear plastic bacon strip earrings and a bacon apron, or you could use a mouse pad imprinted as a slab of bacon. If you cut yourself you could use a bacon-coloured bandage to cover your wound. Before we go “hog wild” about bacon, we need to keep moderation in mind. Bacon is highly flavourful, so a sprinkle of bacon crumbles adds a lot of flavour to a baked potato or a spinach salad. To moderate your intake of sodium, try the reduced-sodium versions of bacon that are available. Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, R.D., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the department of health, nutrition and exercise sciences.


The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014


Species at risk Both the barn and bank swallows are on this list in Manitoba By Donna Gamache Freelance contributor


f you live in rural Manitoba, you are probably familiar with the various types of swallows that spend their summers here: the dark-green and white tree swallow which nests in boxes or cavities; cliff swallows which nest in colonies under bridges or occasionally on barns; the smaller light- and dark-grey bank swallow which tunnels into riverbanks; and the navy and beige/rust-coloured barn swallow, with its deeply forked tail. But have you noticed that swallows in general are becoming less common? This is particularly true of the bank swallow and the barn swallow, which nests under barn eves, on rafters in barn lofts or in open garages or sheds. Barn swallows have long been friends of farmers, helping to keep down mosquitoes and other insects, but there are far fewer now than in the past. The Bird Canada website lists the barn swallow under the ‘threatened’ category (just after ‘endangered’), while the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas site lists both barn and bank swallows as ‘species at risk.’ One reason for the decrease is probably due to fewer nesting spots, especially for barn swallows. The old-fashioned wooden barn with wide-open doors and high haylofts is virtually gone, while wooden granaries are increasingly rare.

Reader’s Photo

One place we have noticed barn swallow nests is in shelters built in park campgrounds. Last spring, when my husband and I were camped at a provincial park, we saw that a pair of barn swallows had started a nest on the side of our fifth-wheel camper. Since we planned to stay only a couple of days we discouraged this, and eventually the birds moved off to begin a nest under the bathroom roof. Tree swallows have not been affected so much by decreased nesting sites. These birds prefer raising their young in nest boxes or cavities, and the availability of these has actually increased because of efforts to save another bird, the bluebird, due to conservation work by bluebird societies which establish nest box lines. The side-effect is that tree swallows have more nest sites, and since they are more aggressive they may usurp some boxes intended for bluebirds. Because of that, birders usually place two houses close together, hoping that each species will choose one. Tree swallows seem to have adapted well to this and hopefully barn swallows will adapt to changing conditions in rural areas too. Author of The Bluebird Effect, Julie Zickefoose, tells how barn swallows have adapted in towns and cities. They get into warehouses and big-box stores by hovering in front of the motion-activated

electric eye that opens and closes the glass doors, thus allowing them in to build and care for nests. If birds can adapt in this way, they should be able to adapt to changes in the rural environment. However, the mortality rate among swallows with nests is high. Last year, Friends of the Bluebirds, based in Brandon reported 217 dead baby tree swallows in 60 nests. Members suspect this may be due to increased use of pesticides in nearby fields. If most insects were killed off, there might not be enough for the birds to eat, causing the young swallows to starve to death. If you see swallows this spring, be sure to welcome them back. They have had a long flight — tree swallows from southern U.S. and Central America, and barn swallows sometimes all the way from Argentina. If you have an old wooden barn or shed that the barn swallows could use for nesting, perhaps you could leave it standing. If they begin a nest on your house or garage — maybe above a light fixture, over top of your car, or some other unsuitable place (from your point of view) — consider tolerating the inconvenience for a month or two. These feathered friends need our help if they are going to survive. Donna Gamache writes from MacGregor, Manitoba

A barn swallow with hungry babies.  GAMACHE PHOTOS

A tree swallow nesting in a box.

Make a bath mat from recycled towels By Alma Barkman Freelance contributor



f some of your terry towe l s a re we a r i n g t h i n , here’s a way of recycling them into a bath mat. Three hand towels, approximately 22x36 inches (56x92 cm) make a mat about 22 i n c h e s ( 5 6 c m ) s q u a re. (Don’t use thick towels as the seams will be too heavy for most sewing machines.) C u t t ow e l s c r o s s w i s e into five-inch (13-cm) strips. Fold each strip in half lengthwise, right sides together, and make a onequarter-inch seam along the edge to make a tube. Turn right side out. With seam at centre bottom, sew lengthwise down the middle of each strip. ( This keeps the strips from twisting when the mat is assembled.) Lay all the strips out in a pleasing design on a flat surface and basket weave them snugly together, pinning at the edges to secure in place. Sew along the top


and right-hand edges only. Readjust strips to take up any slack before sewing along the remaining two sides. Trim edges neatly and round the corners. Bind with matching cotton material, cut on the bias. The width will depend upon the thickness of the towels but I found that cutting the bias strip about 1-1/2 inches (four cm) worked for me. Before cutting the entire bias strip, experiment to see what width works best for you. Alma Barkman writes from Winnipeg


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AUCTION DISTRICTS Parkland – North of Hwy 1; west of PR 242, following the west shore of Lake Manitoba and east shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Westman – South of Hwy 1; west of PR 242. Interlake – North of Hwy 1; east of PR 242, following the west shore of Lake Manitoba and east shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Red River – South ofHwy 1; east of PR 242.

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland

GARTON’S AUCTION SERVICE will be conducting a Farm Auction for Helen & the late Paul Deyholos on May 3/14 @ 10:30am, 7-mi S of Grandview, MB on #366, then continue south 1-mi. This auction will include: Tractors, including a Case 2470 4WD, 1994 Chev 1500 1/2-ton, NH 1500 dsl combine, Corral panels, Tillage & seeding equipment, 1987 Prowler Lynx trailer, Honda Big Red trike, SnoPower tracked snowblower, Wood splitter, Lumber planer, Grain tote & augers as well as Collectibles. For more information contact David:(204)548-2949 or Leonard:(204)638-4457. For complete details on all auction items & photos please Call:(204)648-451 or visit

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MEYERS AUCTION 10:00AM SAT., April 26th, 431 Lansdowne Ave, Arden, MB. ANTIQUES, COLLECTOR SIGNS & COLLECTABLES. ADVERTISING DISPLAY STANDS; Cast Iron, DIE CAST TOYS & tin toys; CIGARETTE PAPER TINS; PUSH BARS; MUCH, MUCH, MORE. Meyers Auctions & Appraisals Arden, MB. Bradley Meyers Auctioneer (204)368-2333 or (204)476-6262 cell. Go public with an ad in the Co-operator classifieds.

ANTIQUES Antiques For Sale 12-FT JOHN DEERE SURFLEX discer Serial#1; Case 300 tractor. Phone (204)263-5392. MULVEY “FLEA” MARKET. Osborne & Mulvey Ave E. Wpg. Sat-Sun-Hol. 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. 40+ vendors. A/C. Debit, Visa, M/C. Table/Booth rental info: (204)478-1217.

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FARM RETIREMENT AUCTION SALE for Bert & Bernice Marshall Inglis, Manitoba

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 - STARTING AT 10:00 AM Directions: From Inglis - 1 mile South, 1mile West, 1/2 mile South

TRACTORS, COMBINES, TRUCKS: * 1988 Case IH 7140, MFD, 4688 hours * 1979 MF 2705 tractor w/ MF # 246 FEL * Deutz 7807 tractor w/ Allied loader, * 1985 MF 860 SP combine w/ 9001 header & Melroe 388 PU, * 1978 MF 750 SP combine, 6 cyl. diesel Perkins, * 1975 Dodge 600 grain truck, 3 Ton, w/15 ft Grainmaster box & hoist, roll tarp, * 1972 Chev 1/2 ton w/portable 80 gal fuel tank & 12 v elec. pump * Gleaner L2 SP Combine w/ Melroe 378 PU, hydo, * IHC 8360, 12 ft haybine SEEDING & TILLAGE: * 1997 Bourgault air seeder w /#8810 - 28 ft seeding tool, 2130 Air Tank single chute * JD 610 23 ft Chisel plow * Kello-Built 210 offset Disc 14 ft, * Versatile 3000 field sprayer- 68 ft booms, 800 gal tank, * 54 ft Herman Harrows * Leon stone picker * Quantity of Grain Augers SWATHERS & HAYING EQUIPMENT: * 400 Versatile 20 ft SP w/U11 PU reel * 8 ft Smith Rolls steel swath roller * NH 495 12 ft haybine - * Vicon Lily 6 wheel rake * 456 NH 9 ft mower - belt drive * 2 1/2 ton 4 wheel rubber tire wagon * 20 ft gooseneck flat deck trailer w/ tandem axles * Misc Livestock Equipment * stock trailer 6 x 12 bumper hitch * treated posts, railway ties & hydro poles * 1500 gal poly water tank MISC & SHOP: * 1992 Safari LCE Ski-Doo, liq. cooled, elec. start * Electric Halross Grain moisture tester w/ scale & charts * assorted wrenches, shop tools, bolts * Large quantity of used tires - tractor and machinery * some Antiques & collectables * 1956 Chev 1 Ton w/ 10 ft wooden box & hoist, 700-18 duals, in good running cond. * some misc household and yard items

SALE CONDUCTED BY CHESCU AUCTIONS BARRY: 204-564-2509 CELL: 204-937-7180 JOEY: 204-821-6022 BERT & BERNICE: 204-564-2549 CELL: 204-821-5550

FARM AUCTION for Edwin & Laura Mitchler Fri., May 2nd at 10:00am 4-mi South of Glenella on pth 462 till Rd 102N & just over 1-mi West. The main equip sells at 1:00pm. Tractors/ Combines & Trucks: 1990 7110 Case IH MFWD fact 3-pth PTO 3 hyds PS, joystick 894 Allied Ldr/grapple 16.9x20-20.8R42, 12,479-hrs; 1982 4490 Case fact 20.8x38 duals 1000-PTO 4 hyds 5,510-hrs; 1982 2090 Case w/795 Allied Ldr PS fact duals 2 hyds PTO 5,320-hrs; 800 Case-O-matic PTO 1 Hyd 18.4x30; D2 Caterpillar w/hyd blade (may not be running); 1983 860 MF hydro static combine PU header 4,848 eng hrs; 1980 760 MF combine PU header 2075 eng hrs; 1983 9024 24-ft. MF Straight header; MF header w/Sund (pea) PU; 1975 Chev C65 15-ft. box & hoist RT 366 eng 5+2 SPD, 56,585-km; 1979 Ford F700 15-ft. box & hoist 370 5+2 SPD; 1987 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 4x4 350 auto 124,697-km; truck frame trailer w/13-ft. Box & hoist; Case IH Guide 250 auto steer unit; Seeding & Tillage Equip: 26-ft. Wil-Rich Air Seeder 8-in. spacing; 32-ft. Wilrich Cult w/mulchers; 30-ft. CCIL 204 Deep Tiller w/mulchers; 28-ft. Case IH 5500 Chisel Plow w/NH3 kit; 20-ft. Co-op Deep Tiller; 50ft. Laurier Harrow Packer Bar; 36-ft. fold back Packer Bar; 67-ft. Laurier Tine Harrows; 56-ft. Ajax Tine Harrow w/hyd Bar; 6, 18-in. Melroe Plow; 96-ft. Brandt Sprayer 800-gal Poly Tank mixer hopper hyd pump; 24.5-ft. Case IH 8220 PT Swather; 1982 4400 Vers 22-ft. swather w/PU Reel Cab/air; 2 Swath rollers; 26-ft. Doepker Drill carrier; Mel-Cam 410 Rock Picker; Degalman Rock picker Hyd dump; Forage King 3-PTH Snowblower; TR100 61 Westfield PTO auger w/swing out; HD7 45 Sakundiak auger w/13-HP Honda; 7x34-ft. auger w/3-HP elect motor; Hutch master Grain Screener; Pencil augers; Haying & Cattle Equip: 1989 20-ft. Kiefer Gooseneck stock Trailer; 2005 DCX 131 Case IH Discbine; 782 NH Forage Harvester; 605F Vermeer Rd Baler; 1996 664 NH RD Baler; 3650 Case IH Rd Baler; #12 MF Square Baler; Jiffy HaySaver trailer type V Rake; 2007 Brandt VSF-X Bale Shreader; H-4250 Laurier Rd Bale Mover; 679 NH Manure spreader; 400-bu Creep Feeder w/panels; 1970 JD Mixmill; approx 1,500-gal Glendale Honey wagon; Squeeze Chute; Head Gate; 20 Free Standing Panels; numerous Corral Panels; 2 livestock water fountains; 3 Rd Bale Feeders; Square 2 rd bale Feeder; Fencing Supplies; 2 elect Fencers; 1 Solar Fencer; Misc Equip: 2005 Artic Cat 4x4 4 wheeler; Quick attach 3-PTH; 10-ft. Thiessen Ind frt mt angle Blade; 1,250-gal Poly Tank; assort of Z Beams; 36-in. tow behind Garden Tiller w/5.5-HP B&S; Troy Bilt rear Tine Garden Tiller; Radial Arm Saw; 24.5x32-in. Combine tire; 20 pcs of 36-in. by 23-ft. low rib Tin; Shop Tools: Conax Migmatic 200 wire welder; 250/200 LKS AC/DC elect welder; Propane Cutting torch; Shop bilt 50-Ton Press; Large Bolt Bin; 60-gal 6.5-HP upright air compressor; Air Tank; Hyd Floor Jack; Hyd Jacks; Implement Jacks; Elect Chop Saws; Power Hack Saw; Reddy Heater; Drill Press; elect Winch; Shop A Frame; Shop Crane; Tire Changer; Parts Washer; Chain Saws; Jumbo Wrench set upto 2-in.; Wrench sets; Socket Sets; Power Tools; Tool Boxes; New Roller Chain; Air Hose Reel; Glass top Coffee table; 2 Glass top end tables. Terms Cash or Cheque w/ID Lunch served. Subject to additions & deletions. Not responsible for any errors in description. GST & PST will be charged where applicable Everything sells AS IS where IS All Sales Final. Owners & auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site. Any statements made on sale day will take precedent over all previous advertisements. Sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd Dave Nickel auctioneer. Phone (204)637-3393 cell (204)856-6900 Owners (204)352-4440.

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1 mile West on RD 231 then North 1 1/4 Mile on Lilac Rd Auction Note: Retirement Auction! Contact: (204) 642-7754

Northwest 4 Miles on Hwy #17 then 2 Miles West on Rd 97 then South 3/4 Miles on RD 4E Contact: (204) 886-2056

Tractors: Ford 7740 MFWA Cab P Shift 3PH 540/1000 Triple hyd w/ Allied 694 FEL Bucket & Grapple 3,798 hrs * Int 4568 4WD 3PH dual hyd 6510 hrs * Int 966 Cab Torq Amp 540/1000 dual hyd w/ FEL * JD 5020 Cab 1000 PTO Dual Hyd 9135 hrs * McCormick Farmall 566 540 PTO hyd * McCormick Farmall 404 Row Crop 540 PTO hyd * McCormick Farmall 200 Row Crop 540 PTO * Int M Narrow Frt Row Crop 540 PTO hyd w/ FEL * Cockshutt 570 nr Combine, Swathers, Trucks: NH TR96 Combine 3251 Eng Hrs * NH 1500 Combine 3208 Cat Engine, 1877 hrs * Int 4000 gas Cab 24 1/2” Swather w/ P/U Reel * Vers 400 15’ Swather * White Western Star 290 Cummins 13 spd Fuller Tandem w/ 20’ B&H 552,000, Sft * 1966 Int 1600 Loadstar Gas 3 Ton w/ 15’ B&H * 1965 Int gas Full Tandem w/ 13’ Gravel B&H Air Seeder & Tillage: Wilrich Tillage 33’ Cult 7” Spacing w/ Morris 130 S 2 Comp Cart w/ 20HP Kohler * Int 5500 27’ Chisel Plow w/ Mulchers * Int 45 38’ Vibra Shank Cult w/ Mulchers * Coop 203 20’ Deep Tiller * Hutchmaster 10’ Offset Disc * MF 520 18’ Tandem Disc * Herman 70’ Spring Tine Harrows * Int 620 24’ Press Drill SAFAGA * HM 38’ 6 Row Vibra Shank Cult * Crown 600 hyd 6 yrd Scraper * Rockomatic 57 Tandem Highlift Stone Picker * Vers 580 70’ Sprayer * Swath Roller 1) 6’ 1) 7’ Haying & Misc Equip: NH 489 9’ Haybine * 2) NH 851 RD Balers * NH 456 Trailer 9’ Sickle Mower * NH 56 Side Delivery Rake * AJAX Cable Stack Mover * 4 ton Tandem Fertilizer Spreader * Howard Pull Type 6’ Rotorvator * Trailer Hyd Wood Splitter * 800 gal Poly Water Tank Trailer * 2) 4 Wheel Farm Trailer 1) Steel Hay Rack Augers: Westfield 8” 51’ PTO Auger * Westfield 8” 41’ 16HP Elec Start Auger * Westfield 6” 36’ 16HP Electric Start Auger * Hopper Gravity Trailer * 2) Fanning Mills * Pencil Augers Livestock Equip: Strong Scott PTO Drive Roller Mill * JD 54 Manure Spreader * NH 325 Manure Spreader * Squeeze Chute * 8) RD Bale Feeders * 35 Metal Corral Panels * Norris Cattle Oiler * Rubber Maid Water Trough * Along w/ Tools * Misc * Antiques * Equip *

Tractors & Equip: JD 2010 dsl 3PH 540/1000 hyd w/ JD 36A FEL 6440 hrs * 3PH 7’ Blade * 4 Wheel Farm Tools & Misc: Westinghouse AC/DC 235 Welder Miller 225 AC Welder w/ DC Convertor * Honda E3500 Watt Generator * Air Comp * Solar Booster Charger * Silver Growler * Table Saw * Chains Saws * Power Tools * Hand Tools * Guns: CIL 171, BA, 22 * Cooey 600, BA, 22 * Globe 20,BA, 22 cal * Marlin 55, BA 12 ga * Diana Pellet Gun * Karcher Gas 3000 lb Pressure Washer * Livestock Items: * Home Repair Items * Yard: Toro 8HP 26” Snowblower * Mowers * Roto Tiller Antiques: Rocking Chairs * Gateleg Table * Sewing Machine * Clock * RWing Crock * Blue Mt Pottery *

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Tractors • 1978 Case e 2670 4 wheel drive, 20.8 x 34 duals, 4 remote hyd, power shift and engine both redone at 4090 hrs., now 7380 hrs., SERIAL #8795128, Oil and Filters changed Trucks • 1979 IHC 4200 load star, full tandem, 19 ft steel box hoist rolltrap, 8V71 Detroit 13 speed Road ranger, drill fill out let, 11R22.5 tires spring suspension, local truck only 66,700 original miles, serial #D2157GB13373. DATE OF MFG. 10.10.79

Harvesting Equipment • 1986 Case IH 1680 combine, 1015 pickup head, 30.5 x 32 tires, hopper extension, fine cut chopper, new aux., hyd pump, non ajustable air Foil chaffer, Oil and filters changed main bearings replaced at 2600 hrs., total hrs. 4090 serial #019084 • Concord 3310 seeder, 4 rank, 10’’ spacing, dual spring trip, 4’’ knock on shovels, extra 10’’ shovels sells complete with concord 1502 air cart powered by lombardini diesel fan And so much more........

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13 & #2 HIGHWAYS, 2 MILES NORTH ON HWY 13 • 1990 CIH Steiger 9130, 4 wheel drive, pto, 18,4 x 38 38 AND 1 MILE WEST ON ROAD 48N Duals, 80 %, power shift 6361 hrs., serial # 05529 • 1976 Massey Ferguson 1135 Diesel cab, 3pth dual pto, 75% 18,4 x 38 clamp on duals, engine overhauled at 6700 hrs., now 8155 hrs. • 82 Ford F-250 with service deck • 1974 Dodge 600 with grain box • 1976 Ford f-600 with grain box • 1986 New Holland TR 96, W/ 971 Pickup head 388 melroe pickup, 30.5 x32 newer Rice tires, serial #5227937 • Bish adapter NH Combine too JD Heads • 2004 John Deere 494 corn head 4 row x 36’’, one good owner, combined 100 acres for 10 years, very good condition, serial #494 705107 • Bourgault Air seeder 24’ FH 424 Seed tool 8’’ Bourgault Air seeder 24’ FH 424 Seed tool 8’’ • John Deere 925 Flex head fore and aft, pickup reel, space, with 2155, air cart. Fan powered by 20 serial #645923 hp Kohler, gas • Ccil model 722 swather 26 ft pickup reel, rebuilt • John Deere 7000 Planter, 8 row 36 in with wobble box, tractor # 8017-0002 corn and bean cups. Dry fertilizer Watch for our Auction Catalog in your farm mail box March 13th with a more detailed listing. Owners 204-436-2521

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GRAIN BINS AND BUILDING: * Goebel hopper 2600 bushel bin w/ air tube * Friesen hopper 1500 bushel bin w/ air tube & fan * Canvas covered Combine shed - 17 x 36 x 15 ft high Note - All equipment was shedded except tillage and grain augers. Operator manuals available for most of the equipment - EQUIPMENT WELL CARED FOR AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION * Terms cash or cheque * Sales tax where applicable * Lunch sold

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RETIREMENT FARM AUCTION DERKSEN WILLIAM MONDAY, APRIL 28, 10 AM Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433 Tractors • 991 Case IH Maxxum 5130, cummins diesel, left hand reverser shuttle shift, 3pth, dual hyd, dual pto, band duals, only 3720 one owner hrs., serial #000689 • 1981 IH 1086, improved doors on cab, see photo, triple hyd, dual pto, 5322 one owner hrs., 18,4x 38 band duals • Allis 919 garden tractor with mower and tiller • John Deere 345 Hydrosatic Tractor, power steering with 54’’ mower, 1683 hours • 48 in pup mower pull behind powered by 11 hp honda • 1985 John Deere 7721 pto combine 212 head with 6 belt pickup, chopper, hyd transport folding drawbar, immaculate condition, serial #600259 Trucks • 1975 Chev C-60 v8 4 x 2’, 900 x 20 tires 14 ft steel box and hoist roll tarp, only 24400, one owner miles, saftied • 1995 Buick 4 door car, 3800 engine, 170,000 one owner kms., very dependable transportation Seed and Tillage • John Deere 7000 maximerge planter, 4 row 36’’, w/ dry fertilizer, shedded • CASE IH model 6200 Press drills, 2 x 8’ rubber press, dry fertilzer, but never used


• Complete cylinders etc., shedded Complete cylinders etc., shedded • Allis 24 ft tandem disc • John Deere 14 ft #100 deep tiller solid mount shanks • 3 x 8’ coil pakers with draw bar • One 8’ coil packer • Ajax 17 section 36’’ sections diamond harrows • Massey Ferguson 880 kick back plow 6x16 • Wilrich 24 ft field cultivator, with spray kit • 8 ft 3pth border cultivator deep tiller shanks • John Deere 580 pto swather 21 ft • Allis 4 row rolling 3pth cultivator • MF 6 ft 3pth rotary mower • IHC Model 80 3pth snow blower single auger Owners 204-745-3158

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Tractors • 1987 Case IH 7140 mfwd, 1000 pto, 4415 hrs., 20.8 x 42 Duals • IHC Model 624 Utility Diesel 3 pth, lpto, 2250 hrs. showing • Versatile 276 Bi directional, with loader, Front and Rear pto and 3 pth, showing 2610hrs., used on grain farm Harvesting Equipment • 1991 Case IH 1680 Combine, IH 1015 head with IH belt pickup, Rear wheel assist. • 1992 Seeding and tillage, and very large amount of shop metal and wood working equipment • CMHC 20 FT Scissor lift, electric powered • 50 ton Hydraulic shop press • Coates 2020 Air tire changer, working order • HD 220 Volt air compressor, horizontal tank approx. 40 gal. • LKS 250 Amp stick welder • Cutting torch


• 3x3 HD Welding table with vise • 36” Wood lathe variable speed • 1/2 in. Drill press stand with Keyless chuck. And so much more........

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AFAB INDUSTRIES IS YOUR SUPERIOR post frame building company. For estimates and information call 1-888-816-AFAB(2322). Website: CONCRETE FLATWORK: Specializing in place & finish of concrete floors. Can accommodate any floor design. References available. Alexander, MB. 204-752-2069.

AUTO & TRANSPORT Auto & Truck Parts GREAT PRICES ON NEW, used & remanufactured engines, parts & accessories for diesel pickups. Large inventory, engines can be shipped or installed. Give us a call or check us out at Thickett Engine Rebuilding. Ph (204)532-2187, Russell MB.




2004 FORD 350 DUALLY, 11-ft flat deck, diesel, 6spd, 4x4, one owner, $8,000 OBO; 7x22 GN stock trailer, $3,300. 7x24 Stock Trailer, $3,000. Phone:1 (204)857-8403. 2010 FORD F150 XLT Supercrew, 4WD, Silver, Box liner, box cover, 96,788-km, beautiful shape, Safetied, SN 1FTFW1EV7A00840, Asking $21,900. Open to offers. Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Gary Reimer (204)326-7000


We also specialize in: Crop Insurance appeals; Chemical drift; Residual herbicide; Custom operator issues; Equipment malfunction; Yield comparisons, Plus Private Investigations of any nature. With our assistance the majority of our clients have received compensation previously denied. Back-Track Investigations investigates, documents your loss and assists in settling your claim. Licensed Agrologist on Staff. For more information Please call 1-866-882-4779

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48-FT TRIDEM HIBOY ALUMINUM steel combo, bale extensions to 53-ft; 53-ft Tin Scow for hauling scrap. (204)827-2629 (204)526-7139.



CORRAL CLEANING AVAILABLE W/VERTICAL beater spreaders. Phone (204)827-2629 (204)526-7139.



75 truckloads 29 gauge full hard 100,000PSI high tensile roofing & siding. 16 colours to choose from.

FARM MACHINERY Fertilizer Equipment

B-Gr. coloured......................70¢/ft.2 Multi-coloured millends.........49¢/ft.


Ask about our blowout colours...65¢/ft.2 Also in stock low rib white 29 ga. ideal for archrib buildings BEAT THE PRICE INCREASES CALL NOW


FERTILIZER SPREADS 4-8 TON. 4T Tyler stainers, $4,000; 5T, $5,000; 6T Simousen w/tarp, $6,500; 8T Willmar $7,000; Valmar applicator, $1,500. Phone: (204)857-8403.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Bins BIG BINS & FLOORS at old prices, 20,000-56,000bu. bins holding prices until spring. NEW MOISTURE CABLES! Call Wall Grain for details (204)269-7616 or (306)244-1144 or (403)393-2662.

ST. LAZARE, MB. 1-800-510-3303

CUSTOM BIN MOVING Book now! Fert Tanks. Hopper Bins/flat. Buy/Sell. Call Tim (204)362-7103 or E-mail Requests



• Quality Commercial/Agricultural/Residential Overhead Doors & Operators. • Aluminum Polycarbonate Doors Available. • Non-Insulated and Insulated Sectional Doors Available. • Liftmaster Heavy Duty Operators. • Mullion Slide Away Centre Posts. • Commercial/Agricultural Steel Man Doors and Frames. • Your washbay door specialists. • Quality Installation & Service. • 24 Hour Service. • Replacement Springs & Cables.

Phone: 204-326-4556 Fax: 204-326-5013 Toll Free: 1-855-326-4556 email:

32-FT. FRUEHAUF FLAT DECK trailer, single axle, safetied, asking $3,500; 24-ft. Ocean container, can be delivered, asking $3,800; 45-ft. Morris deep tiller, has NH3 tips, asking $1,650; 40-ft. Haullin semi rafter trailer extendable, asking $3,400. Phone (204)728-1861.

WE STOCK MOST SIZES & makes of Flex Platforms, some PU platforms, & rigid platforms. We also have adapters in stock to fit a JD Platform onto CIH, NH, or Agco-MF Combines. In Stock JD 920, 925, 930, 630, 635 flex, JD 843, 893 Corn heads, JD 653 all crop, NH 973 w/wo air reel, NH 94 C Draper 25-ft., CIH 1020, 2020 Flex, 1010 rigid, MF 9750 Flex, Cat Lexion & Agco avail. Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Gary Reimer (204)326-7000

DISCS: JD 335 30-FT, $10,500; JD 300 22-ft $9,500; Bushog 21-ft $7,000, 25-ft $7,500; IH #490 25-ft $7,500; Krause 16-ft $5,000; JD 15-ft $5,000; Rowcrop cultivators 4-12R, Call; Lilliston 6-8R DMI rippers 5 & 7 shank $8,900 up; JD 7000 planter 8-30 $5,500; #7100 3PT 8-30 $4,000; Phoenix harrow 42-ft $9,500, 53-ft, as new, $18,000; Summers heavy harrow 70-ft $12,000; Scrappers Midland 8.5-yd $8,000; Soilmover 7.5-yd $8,000; Eversman 6.5-yd $6,500; Fieldmaster 4-yd $3,900. Phone:(204)857-8403.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Dryers FOR SALE: AERATION ROCKET w/duct 14-in. diameter, $800. Phone (204)648-7136. NEW MC DRYERS IN STOCK w/canola screens 300-2,000 BPH units. Why buy used, when you get new fuel efficient & better quality & control w/MC. Call Wall Grain for details (204)269-7616 or (306)244-1144 or (403)393-2662. Hit our readers where it counts… in the classifieds. Place your ad in the Manitoba Co-operator classifed section. 1-800-782-0794.

FARM MACHINERY Parts & Accessories GOODS USED TRACTOR PARTS: (204)564-2528 or 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. MURPHY SALVAGE New & used parts for tractors, combines, swathers, square & round balers, tillage, press drills & other misc machinery. MURPHY SALVAGE (204)858-2727 or toll free 1-877-858-2728.

Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd. 1-866-729-9876 5150 Richmond Ave. East BRANDON, MB. New, Used & Re-man. Parts

Tractors Combines Swathers The Real Used FaRm PaRTs sUPeRsToRe Over 2700 Units for Salvage • TRACTORS • COMBINES • SWATHERS • DISCERS Call Joe, leN oR daRWIN (306) 946-2222 monday-Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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1-800-667-9871 • Regina 1-800-667-3095 • Saskatoon 1-800-387-2768 • Winnipeg 1-800-222-6594 • Edmonton “For All Your Farm Parts” NEW & USED TRACTOR PARTS NEW COMBINE PARTS Large Inventory of new and remanufactured parts

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(1)16-FT TANDEM BEAVER tail, 3,500-lb trailer, Retail $3,620, Special, $3,140; New 20HWP Honda GX620, loaded, Retail $2,390, Special $1,840; New 13HWP GX390, rope start, Retail $1,359, Special $810; New 24HWP Honda GX690, electric, Retail $2,764, Special $2,175; New Black Equinox liquid tank 1,250-G, Retail $492, Special $410; New Yellow HD 1,250-G tank, Retail $840, Special $590 OBO; New Equinox CSA certified holding septic tanks, 1,150-G, Retail $2,020, Special, $2,680; Can Deliver. For sizes & options, please phone. New Saga 50cc scooter for sale, Retail $2,490, Special $1,830; A&T Sales:(204)822-1354 Cell: (204)823-1559. 2000 NH TV 140, excellent condition, not re-furbished or re-painted, original condition, very light use, 2,700-hrs, loader, 3PT, excellent tires, was $69,000, now $64,000; 2009 NH disc-bine, 2PT hook-up, flail conditioner, very low acres, was $21,500, now $19,000; 2008 Meyers 3954 V-Max spreader, only used 4 seasons, vertical beater, tandem axle, auto-oiler, 580-bu, spreads everything from liquid to solid. Was $14,000, now $9,800. Phone:(204)425-3518. 2 12-FT IHC 620 press drills, fair shape. $600 Phone:(204)737-2275 between 6-7pm. 2, 28-FT GRAIN AUGERS; 60-in 3-PTH John Deere mower; 500-bu Grain trailers; 8-ft Hyd dozer blade; bale wagon; 16-ft land packer. Phone (204)385-2751.

HEADER TRAILERS & ACCESSORIES. Arc-Fab Industries. 204-355-9595

GRAIN CARTS 450-1080-BU: NEW Gravity wagons 400-bu, $7,100; 600-bu, $12,000; 750-bu, $17,750; tarps available. Used 250-750-bu: $2,250 up Grainvacs; Brandt 4000, $7,000; Brandt 4500, $7,500. Balers: JD 510, $1,250; JD 530, $3,500; JD 535, $5,000; Flexheads Case-IH 1020 25-ft, $5,000; 30-ft, $8,000; JD 925, $6,500; JD 930, $6,500; Case-IH 1015 pick-up head, $3,500; Vermeer R23 hyd. rake. Phone:(204)857-8403.

Spraying EquipmEnt

LARGE CAT #27 W/12-FT dozer blade, engine not running. For sale or part out or scrap. (204)646-4226.

2013 Rogator RG1300

QUIT FARMING: 08 8010 4WD Combine, 30-ft. Flex draper, $200,000; 011 Massey Swather 36-ft. 9260 Big cab w/swath roller, $65,000; 08 STX 430 4WD, new tires, $160,000; 05 2, 9900I Semi tractor, CAT C15, 13-spd, 4-way locks, 72-in sleeper, $30,000 each; Hyway tractor, 550 Cat, 13-SPD, 4-way lock, $30,000 each; 03 Advance SuperB grain, $28,000; 95 front trailer of the Super B Flat, $5000; Farm King Auger 13x85, hyd swing & hyd lift on swing, $18,000; 013 Gearinghof corn chopping head, 8x30, w/row stompers, like new, $80,000; 2, 105 White rebilt, $7,000; Hutchmaster tandem, $8,000; 10x70 FarmKing, $6,000; Roadrunner Header Hauler, $8,000; 30-ft. MacDon Drap Hd, Tandem w/duals Trailer $20,000; To haul sprayer, $5,000; IH 4240 tractor w/15-ft mower, $12,000; 16x30 Westco cult, $3,000; 16x30 band sprayer, $3,000; 06 320 Cat Excavator, has quickattach clean out bucket 10,000-hrs, nice, $60,000; 98 T-800 Kenworth w/N-14 Cummins, 19-spd, 4-way locks, stainless steel paving Box w/30-in. Live Belt, $33,000; 04 Chev 4x4 4-dr w/8-ft. deck, new tire, new safety, $6,500. Call:(204)871-0925, Macgregor, MB. QUONSET NEW, 35X52X18; JD 2420 DSL, 25-ft & 16-ft hay; JD 7410 FWA, w/loader; MF 860 p/u & 20-ft straight cut; Ford 5000 w/loader; Vac, sewer tank & pump; Rotex SR7 power parachute for parts; Chev tandem gravel box & hoist; C7 tree farmer skidder; Bison head squeeze (complete); 2004 Rumblebee shortbox; 24-ft dual axle cattle trailer gooseneck, like new. Cyclone PTO Fert spreader; Skid mount Cummins motor w/transmission; D343 CAT motor for parts; Bantam C366 w/471 Track hoe for parts; 21-ft Carter Hart PU/reel; MH 13-ft 26 run seed drill w/fert, like new; 1-tonne truck hoist; Ford 6-ft, 3-PT angle blade for 40-HP & bigger tractor; (306)236-8023. SCREENERS DUAL STAGE HICAP 5-48 $2,500; DMC 54 $5,000; Hutch 3000 $5,000, Hutch 1500 $2,200; Kwik Kleen 5 tube $4,000, 7 tube $5,000; Small Screener $200; Eversman V-Ditcher $2,000; UFT 3PH Rotary Ditcher $1,250; Degelman 14-ft rock rake $7,900; Double axle dolly $2,000, Single Axle dolly $2,000; 35.5 x 32 tires w/rims off log skidder $4,000 OBO; JD rops canopy $450; Tractor cab $600; Pallet fork for skidsteer 48-ft new $850, extensions $475. Phone:(204)857-8403. STONE-PICKER: 14-FT ROCK-O-MATIC HD5; Grain Drill: 9350 JD disc drill. Phone: (204)437-4641.

HAYING & HARVESTING Baling Equipment 2004 NEW IDEA 6X5 softcore round baler, w/PU reverse, $5,000. (204)525-4521, Minitonas, MB. 2013 Kuhn LSB 1290 square baler Bale count 14000 bales. Auto lube & hydraulic bale eject. Always parked indoors $80,000 OBO. (204)299-0977 FOR SALE: JD 466 small square baler, in excellent shape, field ready. $3,000 OBO. Phone: (204)373-2730.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

Serving Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NW Ontario & Alberta....Since 1937

COMBINES Accessories

BOURGAULT 28-32-FT COIL PACKER w/hyd wing lift; Farm King 10-ft hyd drill fill auger; Phone (204)386-2412, Plumas.


Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

FOR SALE: NH 1089 bale wagon w/2130-hrs, $77,000 OBO; 2 Hesston 4655 small square balers, $6000, $9000; 2005 Hesston 4760 medium square baler w/accumulator, ISO updated, $38,000 OBO. Phone (204)728-4784, Brandon MB.

HAYING & HARVESTING Various FOR SALE: MOLE HILL Leveler, 24-ft, fully hydraulic, like new. Folds up to 8-ft. Phone (204)564-2540.

Combines COMBINES Case/IH 1997 CIH 2188 W/RAKE Up PU, 3,499 Sep Hrs., AFX Rotor Kit, Big Top Hopper Ext., Long unloading auger, Air foil chaffer. Service check done Nov 2011, not used in 2013. Consignment Sale Asking $33,500. Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Gary Reimer (204)326-7000

COMBINES Ford/New Holland 1998 NH TR98, 900 Trellborg on front, & 600 Trellborg on rear, terrain tracer, long auger, electronic stone trap, dual chaff spreader, 971 PU header, 30ft 994 draper header, tunnel covers & H frame, rotor gear boxes & Bubble-up auger gear box. Recently rebuilt, $65,000 OBO. Can also be viewed on Kijiji. Phone (204)632-4390, cell (204)797-4821.


410-hrs, 132-ft recirculating aluminum boom, Raven Viper Pro, 7 section autoboom shutoff, autoboom height control, Smarttrax steering, 800 & 380 series tires, 2-yr warranty. $348,000 (204)824-2290

Tillage & Seeding TILLAGE & SEEDING Air Drills 36-FT JD 730 270-BU. w/1900 TBT, $28,500; 44-ft. JD 730 230-bu., 787 TBT, $15,900; 57-ft. Flexicoil 5000, no cart, $10,000; JD 787 TBT Carts, $9,000-11,500; 1900 TBT, $23,500. Can Deliver. Call Brian (204)856-6119 or (204)685-2896. MacGregor, MB. FO SAEL 33-FT FLEXCIOIL 5000 air drill, 7.5 in spacting heavy trips, 1-in carbide tiped hoe openeers,, steel packers, 1730 pull behind air tank, good condition, (204)867-2087 or 7117.

TILLAGE & SEEDING Air Seeders BIRGO FH-32-FT AIR SEEDER, 2115 tank, augern packers, Atom jet openers, low acres; Herman harrows, 53-ft, good shape. Phone:(204)867-5363. Minnedosa, MB. MORRIS MAXIM AIR DRILL, 34-ft, double chute w/paired row seed openers, 10-in spacing, 4.5-in steel packers, markers, 7180 Morris tow-behind cart w/3 tanks. $33,000 OBO; Flexi-coil 820 air seeder, 35-ft, double chute w/paired row seed openers, 12-in spacing, knock-on shoes, mulchers, 2320 Flexi-coil tow-behind cart. $20,000 OBO; 1998 Flexi-coil 5000 air drill, 57-ft, single chute, stealth boots w/carbide Eagle beak openers, 7.2-in spacing, 3.5-in rubber packers, 3450 Flexi-coil towbehind cart, 3 tanks, manual meter adj. $50,000 OBO; Flexi-coil 5000 air drill, 45-ft, single chute, 9.2-in spacing, 4-in steel packers, factory markers, mulchers, Flexi-coil 2320 tow-between cart. $25,000 OBO. Phone Joe:(204)641-4478. Gimli, MB.

TILLAGE & SEEDING Harrows & Packers WELD-ON HARROW TEETH, HEAT treated, hardened to 50 Rockwell hardness. Size 3/8: 7/16: 9/16 & 5/8. Diameter sample 9/16 $3.00, G.B. Mfg. Ltd. Yorkton SK, (306)273-4235.

TILLAGE & SEEDING Seeding Various FOR SALE: 24-FT MELROE press drill, always shedded, field ready; Also, 28-ft all hyd. drill carrier Phone:(204)526-2543. FOR SALE: JD 7000 planter, 12-row 30-in, w/single disc fertilizer openers, trash wipers w/tow behind Concord 1502 air seeder for fertilizer. Price $11,000. Phone (204)745-2900, (204)745-8334, Carman MB. FOR SALE: VALMAR MODEL 240 truck mount, 40-ft wide, excellent for seeding alfalfa, grasses & canola. $4000 OBO. Optional 1980 GMC 3/4 tonne. Phone (204)355-4980, cell (204)371-5744. JD 1997 750 15-FT no-till drill. Rebuilt w/new blades, seed boots, & rubber. All bearings & seals checked over, very nice machine, $24,000 OBO. Phone (204)822-3005, Morden. JD 9350 HOE PRESS drill, w/markers & transport. Phone (204)858-2573. KINZE 2600, 12/23 ROW, good 15-in bean planter. Phone:(204)437-4641.

TILLAGE & SEEDING Tillage Equipment 12-ROW, 30-IN ALLOWAY 2130 row crop cultivator, w/tunnel shields. $3500 OBO. Can also be viewed on Kijiji. Phone(204)632-4390, cell (204)797-4821.

COMBINES Accessories

60-FT. HERMAN HARROW BAR, $1,000. Phone (204)825-3867 or (204)825-4386, Pilot Mound.

JD 635 HYDRAFLEX W/PU reel, $23,500. Brian (204)856-6119 or (204)685-2896, MacGregor, MB.

LEON 45-FT DEEP TILLAGE cultivator w/mulchers & Nichols knock-on clips. $8500 OBO. Phone: (204)362-2321. Morden, MB.

MF 9750 FLEX 30-FT. PU reel, Poly skids, field ready off MF 8570 Consignment located in Cabri, SK, $12,900. Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Gary Reimer (204)326-7000

MODEL 6000-90 BOURGAULT MID-HARROW bar, 18.5-in tines, in excellent shape, $25,000 OBO. Can also be viewed on Kijiji. Phone (204)632-4390, cell (204)797-4821.


The Manitoba Co-operator | April 24, 2014

TILLAGE & SEEDING Tillage Equipment


LIVESTOCK Cattle Auctions


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Reduce Plugging with Open-Rim Gauge Wheels by Ridgeland Manufacturing Sales & Distribution by: 855.752.5525 TILLAGE & SEEDING Tillage Various 20-FT OF JD 9350 rubber press drill, w/fert. attachment, in good condition; 20-ft of Morris steel press drill w/factory transport, in good conditon. Phone:(306)597-4405. CARBIDE DRILL POINTS & openers for air drills. VW Manufacturing Ltd Dunmore (Medicine Hat) (403)528-3350 US: Loren Hawks Chester, Montana (406)460-3810 CASE IH 900 CYCLO planter, tow behind, rear fold, liquid kit, $8,000; 500 US gal. liquid caddy, $1,500. Phone (204)791-4573 or (204)268-5629, Hazelridge, MB. FOR SALE: 21-FT EDWARDS no-till drill, 4-row hoe drill, w/1-in carbide openers, w/double shoot green drop liquid kit. Lloyd Atchison, (204)854-2947, Pipestone. FOR SALE: 42-FT. OF 7200 Case IH hoe drill rubber press w/field markers, factory slow SPD sprockets for Canola, shedded, field ready. (204)773-3252 HARROW TINES for all makes of Harrows: Mounted, Standard Draw Bars & Heavy Harrows. Ex: 9/16x26-in straight (Degelman, Brandt, Bourgault, Flexi-coil, Riteway) 100+ $20.50ea; 5/8-inx27-in 100+ $34.95ea; 3/8x15-in bent (Riteway, Morris, Herman) 100+ $8.60ea. Fouillard Implement Ltd (204)683-2221. INDIVIDUAL SHANK MOUNTED PACKERS; New Dutch knives, half-price also Misc used boots & knives. Phone (204)263-5392.

TracTors TRACTORS Case/IH 1976 1066 INTL, $7,500. Phone (204)825-3867 or (204)825-4386, Pilot Mound.

RED OR GREEN 1. 10-25% savings on new replacement parts for your Steiger drive train. 2. We rebuild axles, transmissions and dropboxes with ONE YEAR WARRANTY. 3. 50% savings on used parts.



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TRACTORS John Deere 04 JD 7320 IVT trans., MFWD, 3-pt., JD 741 Loader 8,400-hrs, $64,900 OBO. Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 2009 JD 9330 2,102-HRS, 24-SPD high/low trans, diff locks, Goodyear 800/70R38 duals, Greenstar Ready, 48 GPM, hyd pump, rear wheel weights, 4 SCV hyd. Phone (204)841-0258. JD4430, QUAD SHIFT, 23.1 tires, $12,250; JD4430, 8-spd, 20.8-34 tires, $11,250; JD4230, 8-spd, 18.4-34, $12,250; JD3130, cab & ad-on 3-Pt, 18.4-34 tires, $9,500; 420 Crawler w/blade, $3,950; D1929 on Steel, $3,500; D1942 Handstart, $2,250; B Fenders Rock shaft, $1,750; G, $1,750; JD60 electric start, $1,950; 820 Pup start, $6,500; 720 Pup start, $4,500; 730 electric start, $4,750; JD730, parade ready, $6,250; JD730, cab, $4,750; JD830, $6,950; JD820, $3,500; JD420T, 3-Pt, single front wheel, $3,500; M 3-Pth, $2,750; JD420, 3-Pt, rearpulley, $3,750; JD1010, 3-Pt & loader, $4,550. For pics see (204)746-2016, (204)746-5345, Morris MB.

TRACTORS Kubota 1989 MF 3090 TRACTOR, front wheel assist, 3PTH w/795 Allied loader, 95hwp, 5,674 original hours. Will take cash or wheat for payment, Phone:(306)597-4405.

TRACTORS 2-Wheel Drive

IHC706, CAB, LOADER, VG 18.4-34, $3,950; CASE1200, 4-WD, VG 18.4-34, $4,750; Oliver770, RC, Dies, $2,500; Oliver OC-3, Crawler, loader & blade, $3,950; Satoh S-650G, turf tires & 3-Pt, $2,950; Ruston Hornsby, stationary, $2,250; Oliver88 rowcrop, Dies, $2,250; Deutz 3-cyl, $2,000; Fiat, FWA, VG tires, 3-Pt, $3,750; AC190XT, 23.1 tires, $3,750; Ford8N, VG tires, $1,350; CASE800, VG tires, 3-Pt, $2,750; IHC606, VG tires & loader, $3,000; MH44 w/blade, $1,350; IHCWD-6, Dies loader, $1,950; IHC560, Dies, $2,250; Minneapolis MolineJB, 6-cyl, dies, $1,950; Minneapolis MolineU, Dies, $1,500; Minneapolis MolineGTB, $1,250; Minneapolis Moline, needs starter, $1,250; IHCW9, gas, $1,250; Various loaders & tires. For pics (204)746-2016, (204)746-5345, Morris MB.


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every TUESDAY at 9 am April 29th Monday April 28th

Sheep & Goat Sale with Small Animals & Holstein Calves at 12:00pm

Wednesday April 30th

Dairy Sale at 12:00pm

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WANTED: INSTANT FREEZER FOR homemade fries. Phone:(204)638-8415


IRON & STEEL FREE STANDING CORRAL PANELS, Feeders & Alley ways, 30ft or order to size. Oil Field Pipe: 1.3, 1.6, 1.9, 1 7/8, 2-in, 2 3/8, 2 7/8, 3 1/2. Sucker Rod: 3/4, 7/8, 1. Casing Pipes: 4-9inch. Sold by the piece or semi load lots. For special pricing call Art (204)685-2628 or cell (204)856-3440.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Auctions

Thursday May 1 at 11am

at Whitewood Livestock Sales --- Highway 1 West, Whitewood, SK --Open to consignments of: Farm equipment, cattle handling equipment, vehicles, trailers, RVs, ATVs, golf carts, etc.

Harold Unrau (Manager) Cell 871 0250 Auction Mart (204) 434-6519 MB. Livestock Dealer #1111

Thursday May 1st

Cow herd features Al Genetics. Herd bulls are outstandingearly calves, might be best quality calves you’ve ever seen, sell as pairs.

PAIR DISPERSAL Thursday May 29th

Susan Howard, Eastend, SK. 100 Red Angus Simmental Cross Cows. Excellent herd. Susan’s heifer calves have always commanded premiums. Steer calves in Oct average 630-lbs.

PAIR DISPERSAL Thursday June 12th

Forsyth Ranch, Herbert, SK. 200 Black, Black White Face Cows. LEE CROWLEY - MANAGER (306) 741-5701 DON PEACOCK - AUCTIONEER (306) 662-8288 Canada’s Source For Quality Bred Cattle


As they become available, pictures and a complete listing will be at under “For Sale” tab - updated daily.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Angus

• 190 Sim, Simx, Char & Redx cows w/ Simx, redx, tan calves at side. • Majority of calves born in late Jan - through March. • Don’t miss this rare opportunity to replace your cows or heifers with lost calves.

For more info and pictures go to or contact 204-447-2266

BLACK ANGUS & POLLED HEREFORD bulls for sale. Yearlings & 2-yr olds available, natural muscled bulls developed w/high forage rations. Semen tested, delivery available. Call Don Guilford (204)873-2430.

POLLED RED & BLACK Gelbvieh bulls also Glancers (Gelbvieh X Red Angus) for sale, semen tested & delivered. Maple Grove Gelbvieh (204)278-3255 email

BLACK HAWK ANGUS HAS Reg yearling bulls for sale hand fed & quiet bulls, semen tested & delivery avail. Call Kevin (204)529-2605, Mather, MB. BOTANY ANGUS FARM & Leaning Spruce Stock Farm have for sale yearling Black Angus bulls. Come early, a deposit will hold your purchase until Spring. For more info & prices contact Ryan Shearer (204)824-2151 or Cell:(204)761-5232. CRANBERRY CREEK ANGUS REGISTERED bulls for sale. Sired by HF Tiger 5T, SAV Pioneer, Cranberry CRK Dynamite, Cranberry CRK Highlander, J Square S Tiger. Bulls are easy doing with great dispositions. Hand fed for longevity. Semen tested, guaranteed & delivered. Will hold until the end of April. All weights & EPD’s available. Call (204)534-2380, or for more info, David & Jeanette Neufeld, Boissevain

KEMBAR ANGUS HAS REGISTERED Black Angus yearling bulls for sale. Thick w/lots of hair, good disposition & EPD’s available. 70% will work on heifers, Kodiak 5R, FAV Peacemaker & KMK Alliance bloodlines. Also for sale, a select group of Registered Black Angus open replacement heifers. Phone Colin (204)725-3597, Brandon. N7 STOCK FARM HAVE 30 top quality yearling Black Angus Bulls for sale by private treaty. Sired by some of the breed’s leading AI sires, bulls are developed on a homemade oat ration & free choice hay. Performance records available, will be semen tested, delivery available, contact Gerald & Wendy Nykoliation (204)562-3530 or Allan’s cell (204)748-5128. OSSAWA ANGUS AT MARQUETTE, MB. For sale: yearling & 2-yr old bulls. Also, a couple of herd sires. Phone: (204) 375-6658 or (204)383-0703. SELLING 2 REGISTERED BLACK Angus bulls, 23-mo old. Birth weight 83-85-lbs, sired by KLM Kryptonite 5R. Also young bulls born Apr & May 2013 sired by Ossawa Tix41Y, birth weight avg for males 81-lbs, females 80-lbs, all quiet. Semen test & delivery up to 100-mi. Phone: (204)428-3961 or Cell: (204)856-6931 Frank Case, Portage.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Red Angus 2 YR OLD BULLS at (204)371-6404, Ste Anne.


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WWW.REDDIAMONDFARM.COM 18 MTH OLD PB Red Angus bulls for sale. Check out our bull catalogue online. We guarantee & deliver. We also have Purebred Black & Red Angus cows to calve Aug/Sep for sale. Phone Michael Becker (204)348-2464, Whitemouth.

BELLEVUE BLONDES HAS AN excellent group of performance & semen tested, polled Purebred Reg. Blonde yearling bulls for sale. Reasonably priced. Call Marcel (204)379-2426 or (204)745-7412, Haywood MB.

Saturday, May 31 Tack 10am Horses 1pm

F BAR & ASSOCIATES Angus bulls for sale. Choose from a selection of two-yr old & yearling Red & Black Angus bulls. Great genetics, easyhandling, semen-tested, delivery available. Call for sale list. Inquiries & visitors are welcome. We are located in Eddystone, about 20 miles east of Ste. Rose or 25-mi West of Lake Manitoba Narrows, just off Hwy #68. Call Allen & Merilyn Staheli at (204)448-2124 or email: FOR SALE: 27 M/O Reg Black Angus Bull- A.I. sired Net Worth, 95-lb BW; 2-25 m/o Reg Red Angus Bulls- sires (AI) Makn Waves 39X (90-lb BW) & Designer 63X (88-lb BW). $2400.00 each firm. Semen tested & Breeding soundness evaluated. Drumhaggart Ltd. Corina (204)266-1616. Advertise your unwanted equipment in the Classifieds. Call our toll-free number and place your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget to ask about our prepayment bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! 1-800-782-0794.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Galloway

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Gelbvieh

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Blonde d’Aquitaine

Horse & Tack Sale

WWW.REDDIAMONDFARM.COM 18 MTH OLD PB Polled Charolais bulls for sale. Check out our bull catalogue online. We guarantee & deliver. We also have Purebred Charolais cows to calve Aug/Sep for sale. Phone Michael Becker (204)348-2464, Whitemouth.

9 PB BLACK ANGUS yearling bulls, sired by KLM Everclear, birth weights 78-82-lbs, $19,00- $2,100 Phone Les Case:(204)428-3625.


Holland Family, Avonlea, SK. (T and C Land & Cattle Co.) 140 Red & Black Cows with Tan & Silver Calves at side. 6 Char. Herd Bulls sell as well.

WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT selection of PB Charolais bulls, both Red & white. Pictures & info on the net Call Gord or Sue: (204)743-2109. Celebrating 34 years in Charolais.

FOR SALE: GALLOWAY BULLS. 2-yr olds & yearlings. Blacks & Duns. Reg. Also yearling heifers, quiet, easy calving, ideal for forage based Beef Production. (807)486-3622

FOR SALE: REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS bulls low birth weight, very quiet, hand fed, no disappointments, EPD’s & delivery avail. Amaranth (204)843-2287.


PB CHAROLAIS YEARLING BULLS for sale. Sired from easy calving bulls, fed hay ration, excellent growth. Call Ken (204)824-2115, Wawanesa.

5 2-YR OLD/15 YEARLING Registered Black Angus Bulls, semen tested & delivered within 100-mi. (204)741-0070, (204)483-3622, Souris.


Call 306 735 2822 to book

Tuesday April 29 - 11:00am ANDRES RANCH, (TED ANDRES) ROBLIN, MB. 204-937-2922

3 REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS bulls, 3-yrs old, birthweight 80-84-lbs. Bismarck, Alliance, Stout bloodlines. Phone Marcel (204)981-6953, Oak Bluff.

FOR SALE: 5YR OLD herd bull, KLM Everclear, bought at Douglas test station Apr 2010. very easy calver & good gainer. $3,000, Phone Les Case:(204)428-3625.

Please call early to consign so we have sufficient time to advertise


LIVESTOCK Cattle – Black Angus

FOR SALE: 2-YR OLD & yearling Black Angus bulls, bunk fed, fertility tested, weigh sheets available, low birth weights, many industry leading bloodlines, delivery available, Black Meadows Angus. Call Bill (204)567-3782.

The commercial herd from one of Canada’s Purebred Bull Suppliers - Genetics Plus

Consignment Sale

RIDGE SIDE RED ANGUS: (3)2-yr old, 15 Reds & 1 Black yearling bulls for sale. From top AI sires, semen tested, guarented, will keep & feed till you need & deliver. Call Don:(204)422-5216 or visit our website@

For on farm appraisal of livestock or for marketing information please call


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MARTENS CHAROLAIS EXCELLENT YEARLING & 2-yr old bulls for sale. Dateline sons for calving ease & performance. Specialist sons for consistent thickness. Also Pleasant Dawn Marshall sons. Call Ben (204)534-8370.

FORAGE BASED BLACK ANGUS Bulls. Virgin 2-yr olds & herd sires available. (204)564-2540 or (204)773-6800.

We also have a line of Agri-blend all natural products for your livestock needs. (protein tubs, blocks, minerals, etc)

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HAMCO CATTLE CO. HAS for sale Reg Red Angus & Black Angus yearling bulls & 2 yr olds. Good selection. Semen tested, performance data & EPD’s available. Top genetics. Contact Glen, Albert, Larissa Hamilton (204)827-2358 or David Hamilton (204)325-3635.


Heartland Livestock Services

STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER specializing in JD tractors in need of repair or burnt, or will buy for parts. JD parts available. Phone: 204-466-2927 or cell: 204-871-5170, Austin.



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1-204-388-6150 • Toll Free 1-855-897-7278 1987 CASE IH 3394 FWA, 160-hp, 7600-hrs, 24-spd, 3-PTH, 4-hyd, used only for row crop seeding & spraying, very good mechanically, clean tractor, always shedded, $25,500. Phone (204)373-2502.

Advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator Classifieds, it’s a Sure Thing!

Saturday April 26th


LIVESTOCK Cattle – Charolais

TWO YEAR OLD RED & Black Angus Bulls. Contact Triple V Ranch, Dan cell (204)522-0092, home (204)665-2448 or Matt (204)264-0706.

Bred Cow Sale at 10:00am

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Angus

POLLED YEARLING & 2 yr old bulls Selin’s Gelbvieh, Stockholm, SK. (306)793-4568.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Hereford 16 OPEN REPLACEMENT HEREFORD Heifers & yearling & 2-yr old bulls. Phone:(306)743-5105. Langenburg, SK. 2 PB LONG YEARLING bulls sired by Reserve Senior Champion from Toronto Royal Winter Fair, very quiet, heavy muscled, from good uddered, heavy milking dams; 3 Polled Bull Calves, same sire. 54-yrs of Raising Quality Herefords. Francis Poulsen (204)436-2284, cell (204)745-7894, Elm Creek. FOR SALE: BIG, STOUT PB Polled Hereford Bulls for sale. Yearling & 2-yr old bulls available. Good, balanced EPD’s. Will semen test, deliver & winter until May 1st. Call Allan/Bonnie:(204)764-0364 or Kevin/Holly:(204)764-0331. Hamiota,MB. Can be viewed online @ FOR SALE: REGISTERED HORNED Hereford bulls, 2-yr olds & yearlings. Semen tested & delivered when needed. Also, yearling open Hereford heifers. Phone Morley Wilson:(204)246-2142. FOR SALE: REG POLLED Hereford bulls, yearlings & 2 yr olds, current Pedigrees, reasonably priced. Phone Martin (204)425-3820 or Lanard (204)425-3809, Vita, MB. HORNED HEREFORD 2-YR & yearling bulls for sale. Performance tested; fertility tested; guaranteed & delivered. Raising & selling Horned Herefords since 1973. Call Wendell Reimer: (204)379-2773. Located at St. Cloud, MB. POLLED HEREFORD & BLACK ANGUS bulls for sale. Yearlings & 2-yr olds available, natural muscled bulls developed w/high forage rations. Semen tested, delivery available. Call Don Guilford (204)873-2430.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Limousin BULLS FOR SALE RED or Black Polled, semen tested, delivered. Sell your old bulls, record prices, & get a new one now. Amaglen Limousin (204)246-2312. TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN has 15, 2 yr olds, 21 yearling bulls, Red & Black & Polled, Red bred for performance or calving ease, semen tested, guaranteed & delivery avail. Call Art (204)856-3440 or (204)685-2628.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Maine-Anjou 2 BLACK PUREBRED 4-YR old, proven herd sires, moderate birth weights. CEE Farms Genetics. Phone Marcel (204)981-6953, Oak Bluff. FOR SALE: BLACK & Red Polled Maine-Anjou 2 yr old & yearling bulls, Moderate birth weights, excellent performance, semen tested & guaranteed. (204)534-8222.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Salers PEDIGREED POLLED SALERS SEEDSTOCK, Black or Red, yearling & 2 yr old bulls, also females available; selected from the strongest performing CDN herd (see SLS stock on Breeding since 1989 for quality, thickness, docility & performance. Records avail. Assistance to match your needs. Bulls semen tested & guaranteed. Can arrange delivery. Ken at Lundar (204)762-5512,

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Shorthorn FOR SALE: YEARLING & 2-yr old bulls. Polled, mostly Red. Birthweights starting at 63-lbs. Developed on a growing ration. Out of practical, hardworking cows. Phone (204)764-2382.

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CLINE CATTLE CO. has for sale purebred Charolais yearlings & 2-yr old bulls. Bulls are quiet, hairy & easy calving, will be semen tested & guaranteed. Drop in anytime to have a look. (204)537-2367 or Brad’s cell (204)523-0062.

BLACK & RED YEARLING PB Simm bulls. Thick & Solid coloured. Sired by A.I. Sires: Full Throttle, 680S, IPU Revolution, Poker Face & Red Force. Heifer bulls also avail. Valleyfield Simmentals, Larry Dyck (204)822-3657, Morden.

FOR SALE: 2 COMING 2-yr old PB Registered Charolais bulls, also yearlings. Will be easy calving, good hair coats, good feet & good dispositions. Guaranteed. K.E.H. Charolais, Keith Hagan: (204)748-1024.

FOR SALE: 6 QUALITY (2 yr old), 2 long yearling, 2 yearling Simm Bulls. These bulls should add growth & performance, & produce excellent females. Polled & horned, Semen tested. Willing to keep the bulls till May 30th. Delight Simmentals Ph: (204)836-2116 or e-mail:

FOR SALE: 2-YR OLD Charolais Bulls, polled, quiet, low birth weights, tested & delivered, $2300-$2500. Wayne Angus (204)764-2737, Hamiota MB. FOR SALE: POLLED YEARLING Charolais bulls, Silverado grandsons, will be semen tested. Jack Bullied:(204)526-2857. FOR SALE: PUREBRED CHAROLAIS bulls, 2-yr olds & yearlings. Polled, some Red Factor, some good for heifers, semen tested in spring, guaranteed & delivered. R & G McDonald Livestock, Sidney MB. (204)466-2883, (204)724-2811.

FOR SALE: TWO, 2 yr old Black Simm bulls, sired by Cut Above, out of Wheatland 680S daughters. Also 1 Hereford Simm X Black blazed faced bull, sired by Designer Jeans. Call (204)873-2430. POLLED 2 YR OLD & yearling Red factor Simm bulls from AI sires. Acomb Valley Simmentals (204)867-2203, Minnedosa. RIVERBANK FARMS HAS AN excellent group of Red, Red Blaze face & Black Polled Simm bulls for sale. Semen tested & fully guaranteed. Call Ray Cormier (204)736-2608.


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WANTED: 4 YOUNG COW-CALF pairs (Prefer Hereford cows w/Charolais calves) Phone: (204)748-1024 W + RANCH HAS 2 beef boosters M3 Black bulls: 3 yr old special for breeding heifers, low birth weights from 65-68-lbs. On full herd health program, will semen test. $2,800 each. Phone Stewart RM of St. Laurent, MB (204)646-2338.

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ALFALFA & GRASSES: HAY blends & pasture blends, custom blends. Free delivery. Phone: 1-888-204-1000 or visit

LIVESTOCK Sheep For Sale 80 COMM EWES, (Suffolk Hampshire & Cross) breds w/lambs; 18 NCC ewes 3 & 4 yr olds w/lambs; 6 NCC yearling replacement lambs. Rams NCC Reg 4 yr old & 2 yr old, plus 6 yearlings (not Reg.) 12 Dorset ewes w/lambs & 7 yearling replacements, Dorset ram 7 yrs old. Deal for whole flock to include 2 Pyrennes/Akabash guardian dogs. (306)967-2202 (306)460-4721.


FOR SALE: ALFALFA, TIMOTHY, Brome, Clover, hay & pasture blends, millet seed, Crown, Red Prozo, cleaned common seed oats. Leonard Friesen (204)685-2376, Austin, MB.


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LIVESTOCK Horse Auctions Rocking W Spring horse & tack sale CANCELLED. See you in the Fall. Phone (204)325-7237

Evening Horse & Tack Sale GLADSTONE AUCTION MART

Thursday, May 8th at 5:00PM -------------------------------------------Sale Starts with Tack Performance Horse The Horses should be in by 4:00PM A Large Consignment of new & used Tack has been Consigned from the Estate of Jack Dinwoodie & Diamond A Tack supply 16-ft. Stock Trailer Rubber tired Cart Open Cutter Closed Cutter Saddles/ Reins/ Driving Reins Harnesses & Much More Due to this Consignment Only a Limited Amount of Tack Will be Accepted Phone Ahead to Consign your Tack For More Info Phone Manager Tarra Fulton at (204)385-2537 License # 1108 LIVESTOCK Horses – Haflinger CAN. REGISTERED HAFLINGER HORSES, well broke to drive teams of mares & geldings. Also young stock. Call or email for info. (519)870-9503 or (519)236-4518 (evenings).


Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., based in Saskatoon, is actively buying Organic Flax from the 2013 crop year. If interested, please send an 8lb sample* to the following address: Attn: Sandy Jolicoeur Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. 102 Melville Street Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0R1 *Please state the Variety & Quantity for Sale

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PERSONAL SHARE YOUR LIFE, as it’s meant to be! A Lasting Relationship. CANDLELIGHT MATCHMAKERS is here to help you. Confidential, Rural, Photos and Profiles to selected matches, Affordable, Local. Serving MB, SK, NW Ontario. Call/Write for info: Box 212, Roland, MB, R0G 1T0, (204)343-2475.

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EXOTIC BIRD & ANIMAL AUCTION. Apr 27, 204-248-2110 2014, Weyburn Tel: Livestock Exchange, Weyburn, SK, 11:00a.m. To Consign, Call Charlotte: (306) 861-6305. For Info, Call Ken: (306)861-3456.


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POULTRY LIVESTOCK Poultry For Sale POULTRY AUCTION Cluck & Quack Poultry Club, May 3rd, noon, CPTC/Rodeo Grounds, Hwy #302 in Beausejour. (204)268-1459

Specialty LIVESTOCK Specialty – Goats MINIATURE SILKY FAINTING GOATS, $500 each. Check us out or call (204)773-7872.

LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT ALTERNATIVE POWER BY SUNDOG SOLAR, portable/remote solar water pumping for winter/summer. Call for pricing on solar systems, wind generators, aeration. Carl Driedger, (204)556-2346 or (204)851-0145, Virden. KELLN SOLAR SUMMER/WINTER WATERING System, provides water in remote areas, improves water quality, increases pasture productivity, extends dugout life. St. Claude/Portage, 204-379-2763.

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REAL ESTATE Houses & Lots RTM’s - AVAIL IMMEDIATELY. 3 bdrm homes w/beautiful espresso kitchens; Ensuite in Master bdrm; Main floor laundry. 1,320-sq.ft. home, $75,000; 1,520-sq.ft. home, $90,000. Also will custom build your RTM plan. Call MARVIN HOMES Steinbach, MB. (204)326-1493 or (204)355-8484. Building Quality RTM Homes since 1976.

REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Manitoba 160-ACRE CATTLE/SHEEP W/1232-SQ.FT HOME, 100x50-ft Biotech, 2 grain bins, corals, garden, good grazing land. 5 string high-tensile cross fencing., $299,900. Phone (204)664-2027. FOR SALE BY TENDER - Good stock farm 2-mi South of Glenboro on #5, includes 3/4 sections adjoining w/buildings. RM Argyle including S 1/2 and NW 1/4 of 28-6-14. Nice yard, older 2 storey home, large barn. Tenders close May 15th at 6:00pm. For viewing and details call Dave Mooney (204)824-2094 Countryland Realty. MIXED CATTLE & GRAIN farm in the RM of Birtle & Miniota, 7-quarters, older 5-bdrm house, machine shed, 2 large cattle shelters, calving barn, well water, 10,000-bu grain storage. Asking $897,000. For more info call Century 21 Brandon (204)725-0555. MLS 1320867 156-ACS LAKELAND Clay Loam fenced, outbuildings, older home, mun. water, Gladstone; MLS 1400601 716-acs mixed farm, fenced elk, bison, cattle, 1,064-sq.ft. bung, outbuildings, 2nd yard site, McCreary; MLS 1320985 24-15-11 RM Lakeview Section of pastureland in block, fenced, 4 dugouts; SW 9-18-15 RM of Rosedale Rdg Mtn., Erickson clay loam, ideal grain/forage. Beautiful bldg site, 2-mi to RMNP. MLS 1404843, 1/2 section, forage/grain, Arden clay loam soil, NW & NE 19-17-14, RM of Lansdowne. Call Liz (204)476-6362, John (204)476-6719. Gill & Schmall Agencies. PART SW 3030 RANGE 9, 105-ac taxable, 60-ac cultivated, some hay, poplar & spruce trees. Buildings need major renovations. House has full basement w/septic tank & field. Phone:(204)449-2117. GRANT TWEED Farm Specialist If you are Buying, Selling or Renting Farm Land You Can Benefit from my Experience & Expertise the Decisions you Make Can Have Long Lasting Impact, So Take the Time to Know your Options. Call (204)761-6884 to Arrange an Obligation Free Consultation. Visit:

REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Wanted GOOD QUALITY GRAIN & Cattle Farms wanted for Canadian & Overseas Clients. For a confidential meeting to discuss the possible sale of your farm, or to talk about what is involved, Phone Gordon Gentles:(204)761-0511 or Jim McLachlan: (204)724-7753. HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc.


FOR SALE: ORGANIC SAINFOIN seed. Called “Healthy Hay” in Europe. ( An ancient, non-bloating, nutritious, low input, perennial forage loved by all animals. Better flavored meat & dairy. (306)739-2900 MILLET SEED, TOP YIELDING leafy foxtail, harvests in dryer Aug weather. Forage yield 2013 @ 9670 lbs/ac. Info phone D. WHITE SEEDS (204)822-3649, Morden.


MANITOBA FARM LAND- FOR sale 2000-acs 1977 cultivated R.M. of Stanley & Pembina, Good productive land, Manitoba Crop insurance C & D, Option to lease back to vendor. Contact: Melvin Toews at Golden Plains Realty Ltd. Tel:(204)745-3677.




BuyUsed Used Oil Oil ••Buy NOTRE •• Buy Buy Batteries Batteries DAME ••Collect CollectUsed Used Filters Filters • Collect Oil Containers Containers USED • Collect Oil• Antifreeze OIL & Southern,Southern Eastern, and Manitoba Western Western FILTER Manitoba DEPOT Tel: 204-248-2110

PEDIGREED SEED PEDIGREED SEED Cereals - Various CERT CARDALE, CARBERRY, PASTEUR Wheat; Cert AC Metcalfe, Conlon Barley. Ellis Farm Supplies Ltd e-mail: Toll Free 1-800-463-9209 CERTIFIED BARLEY & OATS, Conlon feed barley, Bentley malt barley, Souris milling oats, germination in the high 90’s w/no disease on seed. Call Ron or Riley Jefferies (204)827-2102, Glenboro. CERTIFIED CARBERRY WHEAT, CERTIFIED Leggett & Summit oats, Certified Tradition barley. Wilmot Milne, Gladstone, MB. (204)385-2486, (204)212-0531. CERTIFIED SOURIS OATS, CERTIFIED Cardale wheat, Certified Registered & Foundation Carberry wheat. Shanawan Farms Ltd, (204)736-2951, Domain.


SEED/FEED/GRAIN Hay & Straw 250 1ST CUT ALFALFA bales, 3x3x8-ft., 149.8 Relative feed value, 57.2 TDN. Harry Pauls (204)242-2074, La Riviere, MB.

FOR SALE: 100 BALES, second cut alfalfa. 60 TDN, 21% protein, medium square bales 3x3x8. $140.00 per Ton. (204)246-2032 or (204)823-0431 Darlingford. HAY FOR SALE. 5 x 5 round bales of native grass, hay bales for $30.00 per bale. Phone(204)646-4226

SEED/FEED/GRAIN Grain Wanted WE BUY ALL TYPES of off-grade grains, convenient pick-up arranged. Call Central Grain Company: 1-800-663-2368.

LARGE QUANTITY OF CERTIFIED harvest wheat for sale, wholesale pricing & selling in truckload lots only. Also certified Newdale 2-Row malt barley. Inland Seed Corp. Binscarth MB. (204)683-2316. PUGH SEEDS: CERT CARDALE, AC Barrie, Kane Wheat, Conlon Barley, Souris Oats. Phone (204)274-2179 or (204)871-1467, Portage. SANDERS SEED FARM FDN, Reg, Cert Domain, Carberry & Glenn Wheat, Cert Celebration Barley Canterra 1990, 1970, Canola. Phone (204)242-4200, Manitou, MB.

PEDIGREED SEED Forage – Various CERTIFIED ALFALFAS & GRASSES: hay blends & pasture blends. For prices Phone: 1-888-204-1000 or visit


TANKS 10,000 US GAL, NORWESCO 6 months old w/3-in. valve, $5,500. Phone (204)248-2110.

TRAILERS Livestock Trailers EXISS ALUMINUM LIVESTOCK TRAILERS 2014 Stock has arrived! 7-ft wide x 20-ft & 24-ft lengths. 10-Yr Warranty. SOKAL INDUSTRIES LTD. Phone: (204)334-6596, Email:

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WE BUY OATS Call us today for pricing Box 424, Emerson, MB R0A 0L0 204-373-2328

50 FLAT-DECK SEMI-TRAILERS, 7 heavy lowbeds, 8 gravel trailers, pictures, prices, Saskatoon/Aberdeen. Phone (306)222-2413 Stretch your advertising dollars! Place an ad in the classifieds. Our friendly staff is waiting for your call. 1-800-782-0794. ADVANTAGE AUTO & TRAILER: Livestock, Horse & Living quarter, Flat deck, Goosenecks, Tilts, Dumps, Cargos, Utilities, Ski-doo & ATV, Dry Van & Sea Containers. Call today. Over 250 in stock. Phone:(204)729-8989. In Brandon on the Trans-Canada Hwy.


CERTIFIED VESPER VB WHEAT, wheat midge tolerant hard Red Spring, Number 1 yielding wheat on our farm in 2013. Very plump w/97% germination. Call Ron or Riley Jefferies (204)827-2102, Glenboro.

JAMES FARMS LTD AC Carberry Wheat, Tradition Barley, Souris & Summit Oats, Hanley Flax, Forage seeds, various Canola, Sunflower & Soybean seed varieties. Custom processing, seed treating & delivery avail. Early payment discount. For info call (204)222-8785 or toll free 1-866-283-8785, Wpg.

Heated/Spring Threshed Lightweight/Green/Tough, Mixed Grain - Barley, Oats, Rye, Flax, Wheat, Durum, Lentils, Peas, Canola, Chickpeas, Triticale, Sunflowers, Screenings, Organics and By-Products √ ON-FARM PICKUP √ PROMPT PAYMENT √ LICENSED AND BONDED SASKATOON, LLOYDMINSTER, LETHBRIDGE, VANCOUVER, MINNEDOSA

BIG SQUARE HAY BALES for sale. Call Howard in Souris:(204)483-2990.

CERTIFIED TRADITION BARLEY SEED for sale. Call:(204)799-7417 or (204)612-1734, Mulligan Farms, Rosser, MB.

GREAT VOLUME DISCOUNTS on truck load Carberry Wheat & Tradition Barley. Also consider the solid yield advantages of Pinnacle Oats. Krym Farms Ltd (204)955-5562, Rosser.

  • Vomi wheat    • Vomi barley   • Feed wheat    • Feed barley   • Feed oats    • Corn   • Screenings    • Peas   • Light Weight Barley You can deliver or we can arrange for farm pickup. Winnipeg 233-8418 Brandon 728-0231 Grunthal 434-6881 “Ask for grain buyer.”


SECTION OF PASTURELAND for rent, new fence, 4 dugouts, corral system, excellent for faraway owners. (204)436-2571

FOR SALE: 1994 25-FT Fifth wheel, Golden Falcon, single slide, A/C, rear kitchen, free standing table stored inside. Phone (204)745-3773.

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2013 Malt Contracts Available 2014 AOG Malt Contracts Available Box 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 BoxPhone 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 204-737-2000 Phone 204-737-2000 2014Toll-Free AOG Malt Contracts Available 1-800-258-7434 Toll-Free 1-800-258-7434 BoxMalt 238 MB. R0G 1C0 Agent: M &Letellier, J Weber-Arcola, SK. 2013 Contracts Available Agent: M & J Weber-Arcola, SK. Phone 204-737-2000 Phone 306-455-2509 Box 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 Phone 306-455-2509 Toll-Free 1-800-258-7434 Phone 204-737-2000 Agent: M & 1-800-258-7434 J Weber-Arcola, SK. Toll-Free We are buyers of farm grains. Agent: Phone M & J 306-455-2509 Weber-Arcola, SK. Phone 306-455-2509


MANITOBA- RED RIVER VALLEY 153-acs Soybean, Cash Crop Farm Located on an Paved road NW1/4 3-3-6wpm, 2.5-mi west of Morden, on Hwy No:3. Invest now in Agriculture. Contact, Melvin Toews at Golden Plains Realty Ltd. Tel:(204)745-3677.


Celebration & Tradition *2-Row* AC Metcalfe &BARLEY CDC feed Copeland We buy feed barley, wheat, MALT MALT BARLEY oats, soybeans, corn & canola We buy feed*2-Row* barley, feed wheat, *6-Row* oats, soybeans, cornCopeland & canola AC Metcalfe & CDC & Tradition COMECelebration SEE US AT AG DAYS IN We buy feed barley, feed wheat, THE CONVENTION HALL SEE barley, US AT AG DAYS IN WeCOME buy feed feed wheat, oats, soybeans, corn & canola CONVENTION HALL BOOTH 1309& oats,THE soybeans, corn canola BOOTH 1309 COME SEE US AT AG DAYS IN COME SEE US AT AG HALL DAYS IN THE CONVENTION THE CONVENTION BOOTH 1309 HALL


HIGH QUALITY BLACK ANGUS & polled Hereford 2-yr old bulls for sale. Bar H Land & Cattle Co. Phone:(306)743-2840, cell (306)743-7490. Langenburg SK.

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*6-Row* Celebration & Tradition We buy feed barley, feed wheat, oats, soybeans, corn & canola

HERD SIRES FOR SALE, Simmental 2 3-yr olds, 1 4-yr old, 1 5-yr old; Red Angus 1 3-yr old, semen tested, delivery available. More information call N.O.L. Simmental, (204)345-8492, Lac Du Bonnet.

CERTIFIED CDC SUPER JET (Black), Certified CDC Jet (Black), Certified CDC Pintium (Pinto). Call Martens Charolais & Seed or participating dealers, (204)534-8370.



BLACK ANGUS COWS, 2nd time calvers, due Mar-Apr, bred back to Black, very quiet. Also have 63 fall calvers, Black Angus, bred back to Black. Phone (204)745-7917.



2013 Malt Contracts Available Box 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 Phone 204-737-2000 Toll-Free 1-800-258-7434 Agent: M & J Weber-Arcola, SK. Phone 306-455-2509

LIVESTOCK Cattle Various

AGRICULTURAL TOURS Vanderveen Commodity Services Ltd. Licensed and Bonded Grain Brokers

37 4th Ave. NE Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Ph. (204) 745-6444 Email: Andy Vanderveen · Brett Vanderveen Jesse Vanderveen

Hungary/Romania ~ June 2014 NWT/Yukon/Alaska ~ July 2014 Mid-West USA ~ October 2014 Australia/New Zealand ~ Jan 2015 Kenya/Tanzania ~ Feb 2015 South Africa/Zambia ~ Feb 2015 South America ~ Feb 2015 *Portion of tours may be Tax Deductible

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CAREERS CAREERS Help Wanted DAIRY FARM NEAR LABROQUERIE has a fulltime position open for someone w/experience in mechanics & field work. If you are interested, please call:(204)424-5109 or Cell:(204)326-0168.


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Weatherfarm gives you the tools to stay constantly informed about the weather on your farm – and in your region. WeatherFarm is supplied by a growing dedicated network of more than 1,100 professionally maintained monitoring stations, most owned by farmers, with current conditions updated throughout the day. WeatherFarm gives you a full set of accurate weather-monitoring tools that show you detailed forecasts, current conditions and historical comparisons. Detailed local weather maps can show accumulated rain, maximum temperature and minimum temperature for a specific day, week or month. WeatherFarm’s exclusive Analyze Weather function allows you to view a growing set of data points over a wider area to see where the most rain fell, where it’s the hottest and more. WeatherFarm is dedicated to the Canadian farming community. Our focus is on growing and improving our weather services based on the feedback we get from our network of farmers who own stations... and from you.

For more information on WeatherFarm or purchasing a weather station please call:

1-855-999-8858 The fArMer’S foreCAST Toolbox

FEATURE A nalyze weather feature allows you to compare temperature, wind speed, precipitation, humidity, pressure and dew point from nearby stations or across a region  RADAR & SATELLITE

View current radar & satellite images showing precipitation, rain accumulation and more  HISTORICAL DATA

A vailable to the public for five days, and for weather station owners, up to one year  MAPS

A vailable by province across Western Canada, showing recent and historical data on maximum temperature, minimum temperature and rainfall  PHOTO COMMUNITY

Submit your weather photos to be included in our Photo of the Week feature. Visit our website for details.


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