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Farmers fail to rally to tax revolt talk

But compensation packages remain elusive

But some want to know why their property taxes have more than doubled in a year

BY JENNIFER PAIGE Co-operator staff / Brandon


nternational trade agreements continue to weigh on the minds of the province’s dairy producers. The Dairy Farmers of Manitoba held the first of its fall meetings on October 11 in Elkhorn, where conversations frequently turned to the looming TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union. “There was nothing good in this TPP agreement from a dairy perspective,” said David Wiens, chair of DFM. The TPP sees 12 of the Pacific Rim countries, excluding China, come together to lower both non-tariff and tariff barriers to trade. According to Wiens, revenue losses for the Canadian dairy sector caused by TPP for having the market displaced on an ongoing basis have been estimated at $250 million a year. The finalized TPP agreement was signed in February 2016 and is currently awaiting ratification to enter into force. See DAIRYon page 6 »

Manitoba farmers are all worked up over massive farmland tax increases, but they’re not ready to engage in a tax revolt just yet.   photo: grace crayston

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f farmland property taxes are too high, don’t pay them. That’s what Dugald farmer Edgar Scheurer suggested while commenting on Facebook about Manitoba Co-operator stories on skyrocketing farmland taxes. Is Scheurer, who faces a 95 per cent jump in his Rural Municipality of Springfield tax bill, seriously suggesting a tax revolt or being facetious? Although he likes the idea, which would get elected officials’ attention and possibly lead to reforms,

Scheurer said he hasn’t been flooded with backing by other disgruntled farmers. “It’s sad how we just take it,” he said Oct. 12 in an interview. “If this were happening in France you know what would be happening — farmers would be in the streets protesting.” Although Scheurer’s taxes have almost doubled from 2015, some l a n d ow n e r s h a v e s e e n b i g g e r increases. One is Harold Penner who owns land in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. Taxes on one of his quarter sections, farmed by his son, are up a whopping 111 per cent to $4,091.52 from $1,934.99. “The enormous increase is indeed

a huge burden to farmers, especially young farmers trying to get their feet on the ground managing a huge debt load,” Penner wrote in an email last week. “It’s also hard to understand that society demands that farmers bear such a high percentage of the burden of education in this province. Why is that? Is education not something that everyone should be paying for?” Manitoba farmers have long complained the special education levy on farmland and production buildings puts too much tax burden on them. Although education tax is part of the See TAX REVOLT on page 6 »

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ollowing the lead of automakers who torture test their cars on special tracks that simulate real driving conditions, re s e a rc h e r s a t Mi c h i g a n State University have developed a system to test drive new plant varieties before they reach the field. Called DEPI — Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging — the system uses sensors, cameras and software to reproduce real-world conditions in a growth chamber. The researchers can play with light intensities and durations or replay past weather patterns — down to the exact daily fluctuations — or run models of new ones that anticipate the impacts of climate change. “With DEPI and all of its specialized equipment, we can make videos of a plant’s l i v i n g p ro c e s s e s,” Da v i d Kramer, an MSU professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics said in a release. “One way to make better plants is to test drive a range of plants with dif-

The growth chamber system can reproduce past weather patterns, down to exact daily fluctuations.   Photo: MSU

ferent genes and determine which genes, or combinat i o n o f g e n e s, m a k e t h e plant better in different environmental conditions.” T h e c h a m b e r’s s p e c i a l c a m e ra s c a n d e t e c t a n d quantify visible signals produced in real time by plants during photosynthesis. While traditional methods rely on sensors applied to a single leaf at a single point in time, DEPI reveals what is happening in the whole

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Homegrown canola breeder sees opportunities and challenges BrettYoung and DL Seeds say they’ll continue to be a major player in canola breeding in Western Canada By Gord Gilmour Co-operator editor


Manitoba-based canolabreeding consor tium says the current wave of lifescience mergers isn’t necessarily bad news for them. Winnipeg’s BrettYoung and Morden’s DL Seeds, a joint venture of two of the largest European oilseed rape-breeding companies, have been working together for a number of years to bring canola hybrids to market. They’ve seen their market share in Western Canada double over the past five years. Eric Gregory, BrettYoung’s director of marketing, said during a recent facility tour the company hopes to build on that track record in the new competitive landscape. That’s despite some concern in the trade about market concentration, particularly in the area of genetic traits for canola, such as the various herbicide-tolerant platforms. “It does make for some uncertainty throughout the industry, but we also think it may present some new oppor tunities,” Gregory said.

Significant One advantage the company has is its solid background in canola breeding and the relative strength of that program when stacked up against the major players. Kevin McCallum, DL Seeds’ general manager, said they’re able to draw on the substantial horsepower of their parent companies, Lembke and DSV, which have more than 50 per cent of the European canola seed mar-

ket, and canola-breeding activity in Europe, Canada and Australia, through various subsidiaries. In total, there are 16 canola breeders around the world contributing genetic material to the pipeline. “That puts us on par, in canola, with the largest breeding programs in the world,” said McCallum. Those breeders are able to draw on the unique genetic material that program has created over the years, including a program to search for genetic disease resistance in wild rapeseed varieties, and incorporating those traits into high-yielding modern hybrids. “We feel if we continue to produce good hybrids, we will continue to be able to make those arrangements with patent holders to access their technology,” McCallum said. The key focus of DL Seeds is taking this wide array of genetic material and creating hybrids suited to Western Canada, including a good disease-resistant package. To that end, the company has released its first ‘improved resistance’ hybrids that fight sclerotinia infections. It’s a small but significant step in battling the ongoing challenge of these infections, Gregory said.

BrettYoung’s Eric Gregory and (l to r) DL Seeds’ Kevin McCallum and Sakaria Liban in the DL Seeds screening greenhouse.   PHOTO: GORD GILMOUR

“Some of the companies are telling growers they can park the sprayer, but that’s not the approach we’re taking,” he said. “We’re saying this is another valuable tool that should be used with all the other available tools, like fungicides and cultural practices.” The other major canola diseases, blackleg and clubroot, are also major targets for the breeding program.

Screening A greenhouse complex, o p e ra t e d by D L Se e d s a t Bre t t Yo u n g’s m a i n s i t e a t

the junction of the Perimeter Highway and Provincial Road 330, gives some insight into the screening process. He r e p l a n t p a t h o l o g i s t Sakaria Liban and his colleagues operate a program to infect canola seedlings with blackleg. They also apply a new industry-wide ‘infection protocol’ for sclerotinia that allows breeders and pathologists to reliably test for resistance. A similar program exists in Alberta for clubroot, but concern over spreading the disease limits that research to Alberta, where it’s already endemic.

Leaning over a selection of seedlings, he points out three that demonstrate relative levels of blackleg resistance. A seedling with little resistance shows widespread damage on the leaf. A medium level of resistance shows a small affected area. The most resistant seedling only shows damage at the site of infection, with a pronounced black band around the small affected area. “The plant kills these cells, sacrificing them to contain the infection,” Liban said. It is, he explains, much like containing a wildfire by starting a back fire to devour the fuel that would otherwise add to the runaway blaze. Moving on to the sclerotinia samples, he shows a similar gradient of resistance running from essentially non-existent to a level that will contribute to preventing quality and yield loss in the field. BrettYoung and DL Seeds both stress the organization’s ongoing research capacity is going to be important to meeting the challenges of canola growers in the future. “These canola diseases, blackleg and clubroot in particular, seem to evolve fairly quickly, which will make this an ongoing challenge,” said McCallum.

Railways urge Ottawa to loosen grain-hauling rules Big two railways are calling for an end to the revenue cap and expanded interswitching

Railways struggled to move the huge 2013 harvest during a harsh WINNIPEG/Reuters winter, angering farmers. The former Conservative government anada’s big railways are imposed grain volume minimums pressing Ottawa to loosen and expanded interswitching, the rules around hauling the transfer of cars from one railway’s Correction country’s crops, changes they say line to another’s line. Expanded interswitching would improve efficiency but that farmers fear would weaken their remains, while Ottawa removed The story on carbon monthly grain minimums but bargaining power. pricing in the Oct. 13 A February report recom- kept the authority to impose them edition incorrectly stated mended that Ottawa institute again. greenhouse gas emissions Railways say the measures, transportation system changes, attributed to agriculture in including phasing out a 16-year- including the revenue cap, distort Manitoba, which account old cap on revenue that Canadian markets and offer less reason to for about 40 per cent of National Railway Co. and invest. the total, do not include “We can buy more modern Canadian Pacific Railway Limited emissions from the Koch’s cars, larger-capacity cars if we let earn hauling western grain. nitrogen-making facility Transport Minister Marc the commercial process work,” in Brandon. In fact, the 40 Garneau has spent months meet- Canadian Pacific chief operatper cent figure includes ing shippers and railways, and has ing officer Keith Creel said in an Koch’s emissions, says a last meeting Oct. 20 with farm- interview. “Mistrust between the Keystone Agricultural ers. He will announce decisions railway and the farmer is going Producers. this autumn, spokesman Marc to have to be healed for that to SEC-RR2Y-MB16-42LBnr_MC_SEC-RR2Y-MB16-42LBnr_MC.qxd 2016-10-11 10:07 PM Page 1 happen.” Roy said. BY ROD NICKEL


CP asked Ottawa to scrap the cap and eliminate expanded interswitching, which allows U.S.-based BNSF Railway Co. to take certain Canadian shipments without adequately compensating railways for using their railroad, Creel said. BNSF declined to comment on compensation. The railway has not made requests to Ottawa regarding interswitching, said spokesman Mike Trevino. CN wants Ottawa to move away from regulated grain volumes, expanded interswitching and the cap, said spokeswoman Kate Fenske. Farmers fear they won’t get fair treatment without the cap, since nearly all 400 Western Canada crop facilities are served by a single railway. “There isn’t competition in the system,” said Ron Bonnett,

president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Grain companies want Ottawa to preserve interswitching, which introduced needed competition, said Wade Sobkowich, executive director of Western Grain Elevator Association, whose members include Richardson International and Viterra. Canpotex, the offshore potash exporter for PotashCorp of Saskatchewan, Mosaic Co. and Agrium Inc., wants equal treatment of commodities, and no reinstatement of grain minimums, said chief executive Ken Seitz. “We don’t want the government to pick winners and losers,” said Brendan Marshall, vice-president of economic affairs at Mining Association of Canada, which includes Teck Resources.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Little chicken


few years ago a potato war erupted in Manitoba. An independent market gardener had been growing table potatoes for years and selling through farmers’ markets and produce stands. With the local food market really coming into its own, he thought he’d spied a growth opportunity. Eventually he began cutting deals with Gord Gilmour larger and larger retailers, until he made a Editor deal with a retailer that was too large. Too large because in Manitoba, table potatoes and other root crops are under Peak of the Market, a notfor-profit company with a monopoly on the production and sales of these crops. Peak wrote the grower and three others saying they were in violation of Manitoba law and needed to register with Peak to continue to operate. The grower who was the initial target of the move said it wasn’t worth it and gave some of his potatoes away and destroyed the rest. On the surface at the time it looked like a victory for the marketing board, but that wasn’t so. Manitoba consumers were stirred into action. Teaming up with the growers and independent food retailers, the Manitoba Potato Coalition came to life and began dishing out public relations black eyes. It claimed Peak favoured large growers and promoted policies and regulations that actively discouraged small growers. It pointed out that just 13 families had a virtual monopoly on table potato production and marketing in the province, and many of them sat on the board of Peak. Essentially the Manitoba Potato Coalition shone a light where none had been seen for a good long while, and some of what it revealed wasn’t very pretty — where an outside observer could see anything at all. Among other things, it emerged that Peak’s annual meetings were closed door, and its annual report was stamped confidential and only circulated amongst registered growers. The impression was not a positive one, and it made Peak of the Market look like a cosy club, owned and operated for the benefit of just a handful of people. Eventually Peak backed down and pretty much removed regulations for growers with fewer than five acres, allowing them to sell year round to farmers’ markets, small independent retail outlets, roadside stands and restaurants. Identical exemptions for other root crops also covered by Peak of the Market were also granted, up to one acre. It was good as a damage control effort, but the whole issue demonstrated a certain tone-deaf and ham-fisted approach to dealing with the marketplace. I’ll hazard a guess that most folks, when reading of the uproar in the paper, likely had a couple of questions spring to mind, starting with, “There’s a marketing board for potatoes?” followed very quickly with, “Why?” If you’re in a marketing board, these are questions you never want to hear. Because once people start asking questions, there’s no telling where they’re going to stop. Why the history lesson? It would appear the locally produced chicken market in Manitoba may be heading towards a similar showdown. Last week the Manitoba Chicken Producers announced new rules governing small-scale producers who produce chicken to different specs than the commodity poultry of the large growers. Its “annual specialty quota program” as it calls it, will introduce rules and formal quota, while imposing a number of requirements, such as filing a business plan and proof of adequate assets like land and buildings. MCP has painted the move as an attempt to meet growing market demand for more specialized production. But others aren’t so sure. Direct Farm Manitoba, the group representing the handful of producers who have been filling this market vacuum, has a few concerns. Not least of which is the fact it’s been blindsided by a pronouncement from the MCP that it says it’s never been consulted on. It also says many of the program’s elements make it untenable for its members, especially the fact the quota allocations will only run a year at a time, something that makes any investment in chicken production too risky. Direct Farm Manitoba also claims the program will actually scale back production by many of its members, something the MCP disputes. The important thing here for MCP to realize is it can’t afford to be seen clawing this production back under its own umbrella at the expense of independent producers who have loyal customers. A common mistake many in the supply-managed universe make is assuming they’re farming by some sort of divine right, instead of realizing that it springs from the political will of the rest of society. If this blows up I’m willing to bet most Manitobans will have two questions. “There’s a marketing board for chicken?” and, “Why?” The MCP should tread very lightly on this ground. It could prove to be quicksand.



at your view” is an expression used to promote local food. Eating local, and protecting farmland to make that possible, ensures populations have access to a “beautiful view” close to home. It is also saying you should consider the landscape that is created by the way your food is produced. Protecting local farmland is important for practical reasons like food security and environmental benefits. But protecting local food production has a much bigger cultural impact. The importance of a beautiful view may seem frivolous when discussing farming. But we should not underestimate the impact our ideas of nature and beauty have on food production. This comes up in debates about conservation land versus working farmland, and in debates about windmills interrupting sweeping rural vistas. It is also an important reminder that the experience is as important as the food that goes with it. Food at its best is about much more than just fuel for our bodies. Food encompasses connection to the landscape in which it was grown, to communities of people who produce, process and eat it, and personal family memories as well. This time of year there are many opportunities in Ontario for agritourism, such as fall festivals and farmers’ markets, for celebrating the connection between people, landscape and food. When I was at my local farmers’ market recently, seeing the abundance before me gave me pause. Each stall had beautifully displayed baskets and bunches of fruits and vegetables, row after row, like a multi-



coloured parade, with plenty of shoppers to enjoy the spectacle. I saw two little boys helping their mother and father pack a bag of eggplants as big as they were into the trunk of a car. I would have loved to follow and watch those eggplants turned into a delicious homemade meal and wonderful memories for those little boys. This is truly a family outing, celebrating the season and the joy of food together. This summer an art exhibit “The Idea of North” focused on Group of Seven Lawren Harris’s depictions of the Canadian Arctic. Harris includes no life at all, only ice, snow, rocks, sunlight, and bare tree stumps. These iconic images, like other Group of Seven paintings, have influenced Canadian identity, and our perceptions of beauty in nature. They emphasize nature as uninhabited empty space. This notion of the pristine landscape, preserved without people is still influential today, especially on the push for conservation of “wild” space. Farming, on the other hand, creates a working landscape, one that has natural beauty, but which reflects humans working with nature, ideally to the mutual benefit of both. Farmland needs to be preserved not just for its esthetic value, but not just for its ability to produce food and a living for farmers either. We need to have a balance of both. We need to take every opportunity to celebrate connecting nature, food and people, be it working with animals, enjoying a beautiful landscape, or the intoxicating smell of ripe fruit. All of these things remind us why local food and farmland are so important. Suzanne Armstrong is director of research for the Christian Farmer’s Federation of Ontario.

October 1974

t’s rumoured that Canada Savings Bonds will be discontinued because of limited use recently, but the uptake might be better if they paid 9-1/4 per cent, as advertised in our October 10, 1974 issue. However, if you were farming then, you won’t look back fondly on the cost of operating loans, or on harvest that year. We reported on a shortage of grain dryers due to the wet conditions, and the Manitoba Pool crop report for Oct. 1 mentioned snow in the northern part of the province. About 75 per cent of the wheat had been harvested, and based on the Prairie grain variety survey we reported that month, Neepawa was the most popular variety, with 46 per cent of the acreage in Manitoba. Manitou followed with 15 per cent and Selkirk with 13. On the livestock front, the U.S. was threatening to retaliate against Canada for imposing quotas on cattle and beef imports, estimating that they would cost the U.S. $130 million per year. Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Eugen Whelan had announced that the government would impose quotas on egg exports to the U.S. in order to keep a lid on domestic prices — high food prices and inflation were much in the news that year. There was much enthusiasm for “exotic” cattle in the 1970s, and one ad from an auction mart in Saskatchewan listed weekly sales through to Christmas, with breeds including Brown Swiss, Chianina, Maine-Anjou, Blonde d’Acquitaine and Simmental.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Livestock’s bleak industrial future There’s not even a hint of light at the end of the tunnel By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File


he more the American meat and milk sectors industrialize — via integrated contract production, fewer bigger players, machine-centred scale — the more these key parts of American agriculture resemble industry itself: commoditized products, razor-thin margins, and extended periods of steep losses. This shift from what we once quaintly called animal husbandry has also shifted economic and political power to a handful of farm groups and even fewer transnational gatekeepers. These global players now dominate — and discipline — the farm-to-food marketing process. That’s the point; discipline the input- and output-side of the fabrication process to squeeze more profit from both sides of the gate. And, wow, is it working. Currently, Big Food is reaping enormous profits while almost every dairy farmer, hog farmer, and cowboy is begging gatekeeping packers and processors for pennies to soften a bruising year. Worse, today’s crushing livestock markets are going to get far bleaker before any gets remotely better. For example, in his Sept. 30 “ Weekly Livestock Comments,” Andrew Griffith, an ag economist at the University of Tennessee, noted beef calves that sold for $180

Holy cow, if today’s devastatingly low-and-going-lower cattle prices continue for two and, possibly, three more years, will any independent cowboys even be around in 2020?

per hundredweight (cwt) this past March “averaged $118… this week… a 34.5 per cent decline… or a value reduction of $341 per head.” (All figures U.S. funds.) Moreover, Griffith offered, when recently asked, “what year” (Year?) today’s rib-busting cattle market would bottom, he replied, “There’s no doubt that 2017 prices will be lower than 2016 prices... It is likely 2018 prices will result in another decline... and... large losses. Prices will likely be below 2016 levels in 2019…” Holy cow, if today’s devastatingly low-and-going-lower cattle prices continue for two and, possibly, three more years, will any independent cowboys even be around in 2020? Misery loves company and the cowboys won’t be riding into the sunset alone. The bloodbath in today’s hog market will be equally long and equally “punishing,” predicted Purdue University ag economist Chris Hurt in his Oct. 3 “Weekly Outlook” report.

“With hog prices in the higher $30s this fall and winter,” explained Hurt, “estimated losses will be $25 to $30 per head. Losses are expected to moderate in the spring and summer of 2017 and intensify once more in the fall of 2017. For the year 2016, estimated losses are about $10 per head and for 2017, projected losses are at $16 per head.” That means expected losses this year and next will near $3.5 billion and could climb if forecasted production tops recent government estimates, as many market watchers now suggest. Dairy farmers, on the other hand, will likely continue on the ro l l e r- c o a s t e r r i d e t h a t’s s i c k ened them for two years. Like the packer-integrated hog sector that continues to expand into today’s market meltdown, mega-cow dairies continue to add cows despite clear market signals to stand pat or even cull. That herd expansion has led to overproduction and, in turn, para-

chuting prices for the bellwether Class III milk, or milk ticketed for cheese making. While farmers and ranchers have been taking it in the teeth this year, Big Food is chewing through increased profits. Cargill, which operates in ever y corner of the world’s food business, announced Oct. 3 that its “adjusted operating earnings rose 35 per cent to $827 million in the first quarter... ” On Aug. 8, Tyson Foods, Inc. noted that its quarterly “earnings surge(d) 51 per cent due to strong performance... ” None of this is news. Big Food has been moving in on American farmers and ranchers for decades. In d e e d , m a n y f a r m a n d ra n c h groups encouraged the move as a logical next step in “modern food production” because it promised better profit with less risk. Now, however, it’s delivering dead and near-dead cash markets, waves of cheap imports, sustained low prices, and years of sector-shattering losses. And, too, deafening silence from the farm and ranch groups who pushed these “supply chain” links as the “future.” When they do speak now, however, it’s usually to blame today’s market collapse on vegans, vegetarians, and the Humane Society of the U.S. Since they’re wrong on the origin of today’s sickness, no one should expect them to be right about its cure.

Soybean yields may be major thorn in bulls’ sides: Braun All signs are pointing to a bin-busting U.S. soybean crop that could upend markets By Karen Braun Reuters / CHICAGO


xpectations surrounding the U.S. soybean crop keep growing. Not only is a reality check in order — in terms of whether such big yields are even possible — but the impact on domestic stocks may be of greater interest. Analysts were expecting soybean yields to rise to 51.5 bushels per acre in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly crop production report, issued Oct. 12. The reality was 51.4 bushels per acre, still a healthy rise. This yield is far above the previous record of 48 bushels per acre, set last year. The 2014 crop holds second place with 47.5 bu./ac., and both 2009 and 2013’s bu./ac. of 44 is a distant third place. Lately, the market cannot seem to decide whether it is bullish or bearish on soybeans with impressive demand but even more impressive supply. But the bear may be in control in Chicago, as CBOT soybean futures are back near midApril levels, having lost 22 per cent since their June 10 high. For what they are worth, word-of-mouth har vest reports as well as those float-

ing around social media seem to confirm the market’s yield position comfortably over 50 bushels per acre. With a solid argument for enormous yields out of 2016’s har vest, the pressure on demand is mounting. Although record yields of the previous two years imply fantastic weather during the soybean-growing season, this year’s weather was even better. The 2014 and 2015 seasons were perhaps a bit too wet at the start of the vegetative growth period, when soybeans actually prefer to be somewhat drier, similar to this year. But the rainfall in August is really what set 2016 apart from its predecessors. August is the primary month for soybeans across the country to be setting and filling pods, and precipitation is key at this stage. Rain was plentiful just about everywhere in August 2016. Emily Carolan, an account manager with DuPont Pioneer, said this year’s soybean crops received stress at exactly the right times, which is how yield expectations have grown as large as they have. “Heat and sunlight earlier in the summer helped the plants put on height and develop a good canopy,” Carolan said.

“The August rains extended the typical growth period, allowing plants to put on even more pods.” But the rains can be both a blessing and a curse. Heavy August rainfall was Carolan’s one hesitation about pushing this year’s soybean yields too far up. “Too much rain — especially in warm weather — can lead to disease issues,” she said. “Disease could be a limiting factor this year, and it may not be worked in to current market estimates.” Although there is not widespread talk of disease-related yield losses around the country, soybeans were only 44 per cent harvested as of Oct. 9. Additionally, farmers may be hesitant to broadcast struggles with disease, preferring instead to show off their binshattering fields. Year-on-year U.S. soybean supply is expected to increase at three times the rate of the previous year. And this is taking into account USDA’s 201617 estimates as of September, not including USDA’s anticipated two per cent increase to the current crop on Oct. 12. Domestic soybean production has increased over 10 per cent since USDA’s initial outlooks in May, and as such, carry-out has steadily risen

as well. Industry analysts expect that 2016-17 U.S. soybean carry-out will increase to 413 million bushels from September’s 365 million. Although the point has been made that USDA has a recent tendency to largely overstate U.S. soybean carry-out early on in the marketing year, a possible crop of 52 bushels per acre — or larger — had never previously been in the discussion. This puts increasing pressure on the demand structure to balance out the swelling supply. Crushing has traditionally been the No. 1 use of soybeans in the United States, but exports grabbed that title last year and are expected to continue the trend. Record soybean exports slated for the 2016-17 marketing year would help keep supply at bay, but its feasibility can be challenged. The United States is the world’s primary source of soybeans between now and February, when the South American supply will come online, so the size of crops in competitors Brazil and Argentina will be a major factor in the U.S. export scenario. The actual capacity of the U.S. port and river system also comes into play, and this is a bit harder to pinpoint.

Both corn and soybean sales in the new marketing year are at very respectable levels, especially compared with last year, so U.S. grain shippers already have a busy year ahead. Export inspections data implies that actual shipments since Sept. 1, the start of the 2016-17 campaign, are 18 per cent ahead of last year for soybeans and corn is 179 per cent ahead of last year. Like soybeans, domestic corn supply is also piling up so there may be some stiff competition at port between the two. Historical monthly export data shows that during the peak soybean-shipping season, October through February, the largest corn volumes have rarely coincided with the largest soybean volumes. Although this topic admittedly warrants a separate investigation, the data may suggest that record shipments of both grains are unlikely over the next few months, meaning one may end up losing out. But if domestic yields end up pushing even higher and/ or South America churns out a big crop early next year, U.S. soybean supply could fatten up very quickly and doubledigit soybean future prices could be a thing of the past.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

FROM PAGE ONE TAX REVOLT Continued from page 1

problem, there’s another factor at play — the rapid rise in the assessed value of farmland. When assessments go up so do taxes. Farm Credit Canada says, on average, the value of Manitoba farmland has doubled in four years and in some municipalities property taxes have too. The result, says Municipality of Ste. Rose Mayor and farmer Rob Brunel, is the tax burden has shifted to farmers. Emerson-Franklin’s 2017 budget is up 15 per cent due largely to higher road (gravel) and drainage costs, chief operating officer Tracey French said Oct. 14. The municipality’s mill rate dropped 13 per cent, but despite that some farmers are seeing a doubling of their property taxes because of a big jump in the assessed value of their land, she said. Other property owners’ taxes are up, but not by nearly as much, French added. “It’s a real issue and we hope the provincial government is looking at it,” she said. It is, according to Eileen Clarke, minister of indigenous and municipal relations, in an interview Sept. 27, but she didn’t provide any immediate solutions. Removing the special education levy on farmland would reduce some of the tax burden on farmers, Scheurer said. Farmers can apply to get 80 per cent of the levy rebated, but it’s capped at $5,000. Raising funds for education by taxing land doesn’t reflect the farmer’s ability to pay, he said. Farmers’ margins are falling and while their land might be worth more the only way to collect is to sell it, he said.

Many of Manitoba’s newly elected gover nment ML As are from rural constituencies and are or have been farmers. Premier Brian Pallister was raised on a farm near Portage la Prairie and still has family members farming. If this government can’t fix it, it’s doubtful another government will, Scheurer said.

“If this were happening in France you know what would be happening — farmers would be in the streets protesting.” Edgar Scheurer

Pallister was too busy for an interview last week, but in a statement Cameron Friesen, his finance minister, said the government recognizes rural Manitobans’ challenges. “A review of Manitoba’s tax system is currently underway and ongoing as part of the value for money review,” Friesen’s statement says. “It would be premature to comment on any potential changes of the current system until that review is complete and recommendations are brought forward for consideration.” The previous NDP government ignored the issue, the statement says. “Our government has begun the necessary steps to fix our finances with targeted initiatives including a value for money review and a red tape reduction initiative.”

Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president Dan Mazier is exasperated by such huge increases in farmland taxes. “ We hear these numbers and no one has a solution,” he said Oct. 13. “It’s not morally correct. “I don’t know what to do or where to apply pressure. I just can’t get over the imbalance that is happening here.” Meanwhile, the Manitoba School Boards Association is willing to discuss different ways to fund schools, executive director Josh Watt said in an interview Oct. 1. “We definitely want to work with partners like KAP and AMM (Association of Manitoba Municipalities) in terms of a more detailed review of taxation in general,” Watt said. “We don’t want to rule anything out at this point because there might be merit in an idea or model that somebody has.” Originally the special education levy was used by school boards to address local education issues and complement provincial funding, Watt said. But over time an increasing portion of funding is raised locally, he said. It varies by municipality. While estimates can be made the figures aren’t readily known, Watt said. The association worries if school taxes are collected provincially it could undermine local autonomy and control, which has happened in other jurisdictions. And that raises an important tenet: no taxation without representation — the lack of which sparked one of the world’s most famous tax revolts 200 years ago.

DAIRY Continued from page 1

Wiens says CETA, a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, will be yet another blow to the Canadian dairy industry. “The CETA agreement would increase European cheese access to the Canadian market by 17,000 tonnes, which by our estimates are another $95 million to $116 million in lost revenue,” Wiens said. The federal government says it hopes CETA will be implemented next year. In the meantime, DFM has been actively lobbying the government to commit to a mitigation package. “We approach this from the expectation that both of these agreements will come into effect. But, to that end, we have been lobbying our government for a mitigation package that would include a compensation package for some of the revenue lost,” Wiens said. The previous federal government had proposed a compensation package for Canadian dairy farmers if both these trade agreements were to come to fruition, which included an income guarantee of $2.4 billion to be paid out over a number of years, a quo-

ta guarantee of $1.5 billion, a market development initiative and a processor modernization fund of $450 million. “We have been lobbying the new government, in terms of honouring something that had been committed to as part of that agreement, but we have not yet received confirmation yet,” Wiens said. “However, I don’t think our request is falling on deaf ears. We believe this is something that they are working on and they will create a compensation package.” Despite the outcome of either trade agreement, Wiens says DFM is fairly confident in Canadian consumers sticking with Canadian-made products. “During the time of the trade agreements, particularly the TPP, we did run some surveys and it was really satisfying to see how Canadians want to have a Canadian dairy product, produced by Canadian dairy farmers. That seems to have overwhelming support,” Wiens said. “To have that kind of support from Canadians, I think bodes well for us as dairy farmers producing milk for the Canadian dairy market.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

EU MP detained at Montreal airport missed speaking engagement José Bové was given a seven-day reprieve hours later STAFF


member of the European Parliament opposed to t h e C a n a d a - E U f re e trade deal was denied entry into Canada at a Montreal airport October 11, then later given a seven-day reprieve from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). French farmer José Bové, an anti-globalization activist and outspoken critic of the Canada European Union Co m p re h e n s i v e E c o n o m i c and Trade Agreement (CETA), had been invited to Canada by the Council of Canadians, the National Farmers Union and other groups and was scheduled to speak at a public forum that evening in Montreal. Howe ve r, h i s d e t e n t i o n , which required he check into a

U.S. forecaster sees La Niña likely in coming months Pacific cooling is seen as likely NEW YORK / REUTERS


U.S. government forecaster on Oct. 13 said the chance has increased for weather phenomenon La Niña developing in the coming months in the Northern Hemisphere fall and persisting into winter 2016-17. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast pegged the chance of La Niña developing this fall at 70 per cent, versus a likelihood of neutral conditions forecast last month. T h e c o n d i t i o n s a re slightly favoured to persist into the winter, CPC said, pegging the chances at 55 per cent. The emergence of La Niña would follow a strong El Niño that has dissipated in recent months after wreaking havoc on global crops. Typically less damaging than El Niño, La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and tends to occur unpredictably every two to seven years. Severe occurrences have been linked to floods and droughts. Environment Canada has previously said La Niña, during the winter, is often linked to above-average precipitation in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec and colder-thannormal temperatures on the Prairies.

European Parliament MP and temporary detainee José Bové.   Photo: Jean-Marc Desfilhes/Creative Commons

hotel and fly back to France the following day, meant he could not attend the event. That prompted an out-

cry about political interference to suppress someone from speaking in opposition of CETA. Bové was in Canada at the same time as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was visiting to promote the trade deal. “Is the case for CETA on such thin ice that it can’t withstand free speech?” Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the COC said in a news release. Bové was sent to his hotel, with his passport confiscated and told he would have to leave Canada the following day. However, a few hours before boarding his return flight to France October 12, he was granted a temporary permit to remain in Canada for seven days. That enabled him to attend another event as keynote speaker, the Council of

Canadians’ Groundswell conference in St. John’s October 14, as originally planned. However, in a statement the Council of Canadians said many questions remain about why Bové was to be expelled in the first place and how that decision was reached. According to a Canadian Press report Bové said CBSA agents had initially told him he was being refused entry because of his criminal record stemming from convictions related to incidents in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including one for vandalizing a McDonald’s restaurant and another for a protest against genetically modified organisms. Bové said he told the CBC that “was strange because he has been to Canada many times before without issue.”


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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Action finally in sight on CFIA modernization Changes were first promised more than five years ago but were derailed by a federal election BY ALEX BINKLEY


fter a five-year gestation period, proposed changes to modernize the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are about to arrive at the delivery room. Speaking to the annual meeting of the Canadian Meat Council, Health Minister Jane Philpott said publication of the changes in the Canada Gazette is imminent. The government publishes proposed regulatory changes in Part 1 of the Gazette for at least 60 days of consultation. After that, it considers the feedback and makes any changes before publishing the final version in Part 2 of the Gazette. In this case, the new rules likely won’t come into effect until next year. “We’ll have a package of initiatives to announce,” she added but offered no further details. Back in 2011, then agriculture minister Gerry Ritz unveiled the Safe Food for Canadians Act to consolidate all the laws CFIA was responsible for. They were originally under the mandates of several government departments. The bill was passed in November 2012. Since then CFIA officials have consulted with the agrifood industry and other groups and drafted a preliminary version of the regulations, which will appear later in the coming weeks. Albert Chambers, head of the Canadian Food Safety Supply Chain Coalition, says CFIA showed partial drafts of the regulations in the spring of 2014 and a full proposed draft in 2015. It was delayed

Fort Garry Brewing and Russell Brewing will go to separate buyers “Food industry officials say they don’t think the proposed regulations have been changed much, which they call a disappointment...”

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The CFIA spends much of its time and budget on inspection and regulation of meat-processing plants.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

by that year’s federal election, which brought the Liberals to power. Food industry officials say they don’t think the proposed regulations have been changed much, which they call a disappointment because many of the sections were unclear or ineffective. In her speech to CMC, Philpott, a medical doctor, admitted she still had much to learn about the agri-food sector. Health Canada controls both the Pest Management Regulatory Agency and CFIA. She said the government hopes the CFIA modernization plan “will provide for more flexibility and innovations.” It will not reduce the level of inspection of food plants. She said CFIA has to provide more efficient online services and make more use of electronic communications. She urged the agri-food industry to make good use of the comment period on the CFIA changes to convey to the agency and the politicians what changes to the proposed regulations are needed. She said the meat industry

is the most strictly regulated food-processing sector and has more inspectors working in it than another segment. It’s also important for the government to make sure the public receives accurate food safety information. At the same time, government has to keep costs down for the export-dependent agri-food industry, she noted. Chambers said the food safety coalition has four objectives in the CFIA modernization. They include reinforcing food safety as a shared responsibility of all participants in the supply chain, including input suppliers, businesses involved with the production, processing, manufacturing, importing, distribution, retailing and marketing of food, all levels of government and consumers. As well, “the agri-food industry and other stakeholders should foster and facilitate the development of an integrated, co-ordinated, and national approach to food safety policy and regulation based on sound scientific risk assessment and risk management principles and on international standards.”

B.C. beer firm to shed Winnipeg, Vancouver breweries

All businesses in the food supply chain should follow HACCP in their food safety systems, he added. In addition, “Food businesses, governments and other stakeholders have a responsibility to adequately resource, proactively manage, update, maintain and continually improve their individual and collaborative food safety systems and food safety initiatives.” The earlier versions of the proposed CFIA changes stopped “well short of encompassing all the segments of the supply chain that fall within the scope of the act,” he said. All federally incorporated businesses in the food supply chain should be regulated and licensed. As well, caution is needed in transitioning to outcome-based oversight because it will create a substantial new burden particularly for micro, small and medium-size regulated parties. To truly achieve an integrated, co-ordinated and national approach to food safety policy and regulation, the federal government should push for increased harmonization between federal and provincial food regulations, he said.



he owner of Winnipeg’s Fort Garry Brewing and Su r re y- b a s e d Ru s s e l l Brewing is set to sell those companies to separate buyers. Vancouver-based Russell Breweries said Oct. 7 it plans to sell Fort Garry to an unnamed purchaser for about $7.7 million and Russell Brewing to a B.C. numbered company for $1.8 million. Russell Breweries, whose shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange, described the Fort Garry buyer only as “a newly established Manitoba-based limited partnership, backed by one of the largest diversified private equity/venture capital firms within the Prairie provinces.” The Vancouver brewer y’s numbered buyer, meanwhile, is owned by two investors, Yong Lin and Xiaomin Wang, Russell said. The two sales, which stem from a “long and extensive strategic review process” that the company’s board said it launched early last year, are expected to close by the end of next month, following a shareholder meeting to approve the deals. After deduction of debts and transaction expenses, the two deals’ aggregate gross proceeds of about $9.5 million are expected to yield about a 35 per cent premium on the average price of Russell’s TSXV-traded shares from the previous 120 days, the company said. The deals still allow Russell to consider “unsolicited superior proposal(s)” for either brewery, the company said. It would be able to walk away from either the Winnipeg or Vancouver deals for more lucrative offers, on payment of break fees of $750,000 and $160,000 respectively. Russell Brewing, which has operated in the Strawberry Hill area of Surrey since 1995, took over Fort Garry Brewing in 2007. The latter company, in 1999, resurrected the Fort Garry beer brand that was established in 1930. Molson took over the original Fort Garry brewery in 1960 and shut it in 1990. The parent company’s minority shareholders, including Denver Smith and Premier Diversified Holdings, have already agreed to vote in favour of the two deals, Russell Breweries said Oct. 7. Russell Breweries, which in 2015 booked $1.6 million in net income and comprehensive income on $7.9 million in net revenue, last year set up a “poison pill” policy to block unsolicited takeover bids and fought off a bid from Premier Diversified Holdings for 51 per cent control. Premier Diversified in July agreed to accept two seats on Russell Breweries’ board and cap its ownership stake at 19.99 per cent.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Watch for slow-moving farm equipment: RCMP Motorists urged to take precautions when meeting farm equipment on roadways BY LORRAINE STEVENSON Co-operator staff


CMP  and  Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are warning motor vehicle drivers once again to slow down as the growing season nears its end and farmers move large equipment on public roadways. “This year we have already had one death on our roads because of a collision with farm equipment,” said RCMP Insp. Ed Moreland, officer in charge of Traffic Services. That incident involved a 63-year-old farmer who was killed in May when the tractor he was driving at Roblin was rear-ended by a car. “Motorists and farmers both need to be aware of the safety issues involved with slow-moving vehicles. Lives depend on it.” The Highway Traffic Act requires that all farm equip-

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ment have a slow-moving-vehicle emblem warning motorists approaching from behind, along with red reflectors on the back near left and right sides. At night, farm equipment must have headlights, red tail lamps and flashing amber warning lamps. KAP president Dan Mazier said he thinks farmers are more

aware than ever of the need to be visible on roadways and farm equipment more than ever before is equipped with safety reflectors and lights. “Farmers are pretty diligent about this,” he said. “They do understand they have a responsibility to be well marked.” It’s when motorists fail to observe the slower-moving

equipment ahead, ignoring the bright-orange triangle with a red border that signals a slowmoving vehicle, that they put both themselves and the farm equipment operator in serious danger. Then they cannot stop in time to avoid a collision. Cars travelling 90 km/h can cover a distance the length of a football field in five seconds, point out RCMP. Left-turn collisions happen when the motor vehicle operator thinks the farm equipment operator is pulling over to allow them to pass but instead is actually making a wide left turn. Motorists need to realize farm equipment drivers often must veer right before making a wide left-hand turn due to the size of the machinery, warn RCMP. For safety’s sake, motor vehicle operators should be aware that farm machinery does not always use an obvious intersection, and may be entering a

main roadway from a field or a farm lane. RCMP also warn that farmers working long hours or late into the night should not take equipment on the roadway if they’re tired or the equipment is not equipped with flashing and driving lights. Canada-wide road accidents account for 13 per cent of all farm-related deaths while roadways rank as the third most common site where farmers are killed, according to statistics on agrelated fatalities in the Canadian Agricultural Injury Report. “The key to road safety is good judgment,” said Glen Blahey, health and safety specialist with CASA whose head offices are in Winnipeg. “By simply slowing down, paying attention and by being respectful, both farm equipment operators and motorists can share the road safely.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

LIVESTOCK MARKETS (Friday to Thursday) Winnipeg Slaughter Cattle Steers — Heifers — D1, 2 Cows 78.00 - 86.00 D3 Cows 74.00 - 78.00 Bulls 98.00 - 108.00 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) 142.00 - 166.00 (801-900 lbs.) 150.00 - 178.50 (701-800 lbs.) 55.00 - 182.00 (601-700 lbs.) 165.00 - 188.00 (501-600 lbs.) 175.00 - 190.00 (401-500 lbs.) 180.00 - 205.00 Heifers (901+ lbs.) 135.00 - 148.00 (801-900 lbs.) 140.00 - 152.00 (701-800 lbs.) 140.00 - 158.00 (601-700 lbs.) 145.00 - 160.00 (501-600 lbs.) 150.00 - 165.00 (401-500 lbs.) 155.00 - 172.00


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

Alberta South $ 129.75 - 130.50 129.25 - 129.50 82.00 - 97.00 72.00 - 86.00 110.70 - 110.70 $ 152.00 - 164.00 159.00 - 173.00 165.00 - 181.00 169.00 - 183.00 174.00 - 190.00 181.00 - 200.00 $ 138.00 - 150.00 140.00 - 156.00 143.00 - 158.00 145.00 - 160.00 148.00 - 163.00 157.00 - 175.00

(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.)

Futures (October 14th, 2016) in U.S. Fed Cattle Close Change October 2016 94.45 -7.97 December 2016 96.18 -6.93 February 2017 97.95 -5.72 April 2017 97.35 -5.60 June 2017 91.45 -5.05 August 2017 90.00 -5.20

Feeder Cattle October 2016 November 2016 January 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017

Cattle Slaughter Canada East West Manitoba U.S.

$1 Cdn: $0.7598 U.S. $1 U.S: $1.316 Cdn.


Cattle Prices

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

EXCHANGES: October 14, 2016

October 14th, 2016

Cash bids are expected to track futures ‘religiously’

Previous Year­ 51,214 11,877 39,337 NA 552,000

CNSC Ontario 121.22 - 129.74 114.94 - 128.57 61.01 - 85.40 61.01 - 85.40 96.53 - 118.85 $ 157.80 - 182.46 170.41 - 185.38 160.62 - 189.71 168.05 - 207.44 174.74 - 217.28 193.21 - 236.37 $ 133.25 - 150.92 145.51 - 167.73 144.68 - 171.55 143.79 - 177.01 145.30 - 193.45 162.31 - 204.71 $

Close 119.45 114.83 111.55 109.65 109.55 109.23

Change -8.38 -7.95 -7.23 -7.07 -7.08 -7.10

Week Ending Oct 8th, 2016 1,058 32,712 15,936 943 1,341 6,179 321

Prime AAA AA A B D E

Previous Year 1,046 29,747 13,498 469 977 4,932 214

Hog Prices (Friday to Thursday) ($/100 kg)

Source: Manitoba Agriculture

E - Estimation MB. ($/hog) MB (All wts.) (Fri-Thurs.) MB (Index 100) (Fri-Thurs.) ON (Index 100) (Mon.-Thurs.)

Current Week 145E 134E 125.77

Last Week 146.66 135.82 129.83

Last Year (Index 100) 180.88 169.98 175.43




PQ (Index 100) (Mon.-Fri.)

“If a guy sold 50 calves last year to pay the bills, he’s going to have to sell 80 this year.”


Cattle Grades (Canada)

Week Ending Oct 8th, 2016 59,102 12,500 46,602 NA 605,000

CME cattle futures rise off lows, support bids


rices for Manitoba cattle held reasonably firm during the week ended Oct. 14. An uptick in U.S. futures was partially behind some of the strength, along with some better quality in this week’s classes, according to one of the participants. “Prices were slightly better — some tremendous quality, (despite the fact that the) weather a week ago was brutal in the southwest,” said Allan Munroe of Killarney Auction Mart. Cold, wet weather that has gripped much of the province is largely to blame for the sluggish start, he said. “The guys have been behind in all their work; there’s lots of grass to deal with,” he said. He noted his outlet is getting better numbers these days, as evidenced by sellouts over the coming two weeks. Prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange have improved noticeably after hitting some of their lowest levels in six years in early October. That comes as welcome news to Munroe, who has been watching the values creep higher. “If you look at the futures board, I don’t think we’re seeing quite as big a spread — (an) indication maybe we’re seeing things level out a bit,” he said. There could be some gridlock coming, Munroe added, in the form of too many cattle sales. “The only issue we’re going to see is if we do get a lot of cattle coming all over and we get that bottleneck that we sometimes experience in the fall. That’s going to pressure prices down,” he said, adding most buyers can only handle so many cattle at a time.

allan munroe Killarney Auction Mart

That issue could be further compounded by a late harvest in many regions of the Prairies, leaving many analysts convinced slowdowns are coming to grain transportation. There’s still a lot of work to be done for many farmers, Munroe said, as it doesn’t pay much to unload younger cattle right now. “The reality is, those lightweight calves aren’t bringing a big premium per pound this year. We’re seeing a much smaller side so there’s some talk of guys feeding their calves into the new year or December.” Some ranchers are also hanging on to lighterweight heifers, according to Munroe. “If a guy sold 50 calves last year to pay the bills, he’s going to have to sell 80 this year,” he said. A lot of producers are showing caution when it comes to marketing, and Munroe said they should be fine if they focus on what the boards are doing. “The cash market is going to follow that futures board religiously, because these guys buying are going to be very cautious about hedging these cattle, or contracting them,” he said. “I can’t forsee anyone wanting to be exposed like they have been this past year without some type of price protection.” Dave Sims writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

Futures (October 14th, 2016) in U.S. Hogs



October 2016 December 2016 February 2017 April 2017 May 2017

52.63 44.18 51.20 58.38 66.68

2.25 1.00 2.33 1.95 1.63

Other Market Prices

Smithfield Foods hog plants back in operation By Jim Brumm

Sheep and Lambs

WILMINGTON, N.C./Reuters Winnipeg

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Wooled Fats

Choice (110+ lb.) (95 - 109 lb.) (80 - 94 lb.) (Under 80 lb.) (New crop)

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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 October 16, 2016 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 ................................................$1.925 Undergrade ........................................$1.825 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A ................................................$1.925 Undergrade ........................................$1.825 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A...................................................$1.915 Undergrade..........................................$1.830 Prices are quoted f.o.b. producers premise.

Toronto 108.28 - 125.19 217.38 - 231.80 216.48 - 239.79 208.10 - 238.22 190.49 - 260.37 —

SunGold Specialty Meats —

Eggs Minimum prices to producers for ungraded eggs, f.o.b. egg grading station, set by the Manitoba Egg Producers Marketing Board effective November 10, 2013. New Previous A Extra Large $2.00 $2.05 A Large 2.00 2.05 A Medium 1.82 1.87 A Small 1.40 1.45 A Pee Wee 0.3775 0.3775 Nest Run 24 + 1.8910 1.9390 B 0.45 0.45 C 0.15 0.15

Goats Winnipeg (Hd Fats) Kids Billys Mature

<1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.+

Smithfield said none of its processing plants in North Carolina or Virginia suffered much damage, but flooding made it difficult to transport hogs and for employees to get to work. The company, owned by China’s WH Group Ltd., also said it had a report of flood waters rising into a pit holding hog waste at one of the farms contracted to supply livestock to its plants. But so far Smithfield had no reports that any of the inground pits have fallen apart due to flooding of a tributary of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, Fitzpatrick said. Environmental regulators and activists had raised concerns about water inundating pits holding hog waste because flooding after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 overwhelmed them.

Toronto ($/cwt) 108.62 - 243.33 — 143.46 - 247.41

Horses Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —

Smithfield Foods Inc. is nearing full production at its North Carolina meat operations, including the world’s largest pork plant, over a week after Hurricane Matthew struck, triggering widespread flooding in the state. Operations will get back to normal at Smithfield’s four North Carolina meatpackaging facilities, and at its hog-slaughtering and -processing plants in Tar Heel and Clinton, spokeswoman Joyce Fitzpatrick said Oct. 16. The Tar Heel pork plant

is the world’s largest, with an estimated daily slaughter capacity of 32,500 hogs, while Clinton has an estimated capacity of about 10,000 head, according to National Hog Farmer magazine. Fitzpatrick said partial operations resumed on Thursday, after being shut down the previous Saturday, as the hurricane tore up the Eastern Seaboard before veering into the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina. The most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, Matthew dumped more than a foot (30 cm) of rain on eastern North Carolina’s hog farms. With the area already soaked from heavy September rainfall, the re s u l t w a s n e a r- re c o rd floods that began to recede on Friday.

Toronto ($/cwt) 24.00 - 80.00 52.00 - 67.00

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Manitoba Elevator Prices Average quotes as of October 13, 2016 ($/tonne)

Canola futures rise as snow falls over Prairies



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U.S. soybean selling pressure could drag on canola Phil-Franz Warkentin CNSC


CE Futures Canada canola contracts climbed to levels not seen in over three months during the week ended Oct. 14, as persistent harvest delays in the Prairies and a rally in the world vegetable oil markets provided support. The final fifth of this year’s canola harvest continues to run into weather problems, with snow and freezing rain capping off the week in Alberta and Saskatchewan. While the window of opportunity is not completely shut on the three million to five million tonnes of canola left to be harvested, it’s looking more and more like the actual crop may not live up to the 18-million-plus-tonne market expectations. As that reality sets in, the need to ration demand is also becoming more pronounced. Canola broke out of its well-established three-month range, and the technical signals are also looking a bit more bullish. The $500-per-tonne level is the next obvious psychological target, with the July contract highs above $525 coming after that. The Canadian dollar strengthened by nearly a cent relative to its U.S. counterpart over the course of the week, which slowed the advances in canola. Crush margins lost about $10 per tonne, but are still roughly double the levels seen at the same point a year ago — which should keep domestic processors showing solid demand.


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However, the canola market does not operate in a vacuum, and what happens in the U.S. soy complex will play a part in where Canadian futures go. Soybeans and soyoil were both up during the week as well. Soyoil is finding some benefit from rising world vegetable oil markets, but gains in soybeans themselves are largely technical in nature. Malaysian palm oil was leading the charge in the vegetable oil markets during the week, as forecasts calling for production downgrades and activity in the country’s currency were both supportive for prices. The U.S. is sitting on a very large soybean crop, and any harvest delays are much more subdued than those facing Canadian farmers. The U.S. soybean harvest is just over half done, which means seasonal selling pressure will likely pick up over the next few weeks. That selling pressure should limit the nearby upside in soybeans, which will weigh on canola as well. Wheat and corn prices in the U.S. were also up during the week, with speculative short-covering a feature in grains. Concerns over the quality of the North American spring wheat crop remained somewhat supportive as well, although those concerns are starting to be priced into the market and Minneapolis lost some of its premium over Chicago and Kansas City. Phil Franz-Warkentin writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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Prairie wheat bids keep rising on harvest delays About a quarter of the Prairie wheat crop remains unharvested BY PHIL FRANZ-WARKENTIN CNS Canada


ard red spring wheat and durum cash bids across Western Canada moved up during the week ended Oct. 14, as U.S. futures continued to rise and harvest delays persist in Canada. About a quarter of the spring wheat and durum in Saskatchewan and Alberta is still in the fields, according to the latest provincial reports. Snow and wet conditions created further complications during the week, with quality concerns especially noticeable in the durum market. Average durum prices were up by $9-$15 per tonne, with bids in Saskatchewan coming in at about $276$292 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of deliv-

… average CWRS wheat prices were up by $1-$3 per tonne compared to the previous week.

ery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were up by $1-$3 per tonne compared to the previous week. Average prices ranged from about $218 per tonne in Saskatchewan’s southeast, to as high as $231 in the northern and Peace River regions of Alberta. Quoted basis levels varied from location to location, but generally lost a dollar or two to range from about $24 to $37 per tonne above the futures when

using the grain company methodology of quoting the basis as the difference between U.S. dollar-denominated futures and Canadian dollar cash bids. When accounting for currency exchange rates by adjusting Canadian prices to U.S. dollars, CWRS bids ranged from US$166 to US$176 per tonne. That would put the currency-adjusted basis levels at about US$15-$25 below the futures. Looking at it the other way around, if the Minneapolis futures are converted to Canadian dollars, CWRS basis levels

across Western Canada range from $20 to $33 below the futures. The December spring wheat contract in Minneapolis, off of which most CWRS contracts in Canada are based, was quoted Oct. 14 at US$5.285 per bushel, up about 6.5 U.S. cents per bushel from the previous week. Kansas City hard red winter wheat futures, traded in Chicago, are more closely linked to Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat. The December K.C. wheat contract was quoted at US$4.1775 per bushel on Oct. 14, up about 14.75 U.S. cents compared to the previous week. The December Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soft wheat contract settled Oct. 14 at US$4.21, up by about 26.25 U.S. cents on the week. The Canadian dollar was trading Oct. 14 at 76.07 U.S. cents, up by nearly a cent compared to the previous week.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

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Milk producers seek added processing capacity Lack of processing is keeping the industry from reaching its full potential say the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba BY JENNIFER PAIGE Co-operator staff / Brandon


h e D a i r y Fa r m e r s o f Manitoba (DFM) says the lack of processing capacity in the province is hampering its ability to reach quota. At the organization’s first fall meeting held on October 11 in Elkhorn, DFM reported being 6.4 per cent under the issued quota. “Our lack of processing ability has created a situation where, at times, we have not been able to find a place to process our milk. So, we have been moving our milk east to Quebec and to the western provinces,” said David Wiens, chair of DFM. “But, at different times throughout the year when their plants were filled to capacity, then our milk was backed out, back to Manitoba.” That’s resulted in quota not being assigned to producers, even though it’s technically available. I n A u g u s t o f t h i s y e a r, Manitoba’s daily milk volumes were running at 923,557 litres per day. Market demand is 1.69 million litres per day. This created a shortage of over 140,000 litres on a daily volume basis. “Manitoba has not been able to maintain our production in step with quota,” said Bruce Grewar, DFM producer relations’ manager. “The large challenge is processing capacity in the province and that has been the problem that we have faced for the past year and so issuing quota is one thing, but getting i t p ro c e s s e d a n d g e t t i n g o u r processors to receive it is the other challenge.” According to Grewar, DFM will continue to monitor production and may look at issuing additional quota if possible, but production capabilities will need to be addressed.

David Wiens, chair of the Manitoba Dairy Producers addressed dairy producers at the organization’s fall meeting held on October 11.   Photos: Jennifer Paige

Bruce Grewar, producer relations’ manager for the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba discussed quota allotments at the organization’s recent fall meeting.

“At DFM we are very confident that we will resolve that issue with processing capacity within a year’s time and we want to prepare for the time that we can produce our full allocation knowing that it always has a home.” David Wiens chair of DFM

Ingredients strategy DFM has been working towards addressing the province’s processing capacity by holding producer and processor negotiations on an ingredients strategy. This is intended to address the reality of rapid growth in demand for butter and cream and no matching capacity to process the byproducts of their production, particularly milk solids and the uncompetitiveness of Canadian products versus low-cost imports, which have been on the rise. An agreement was reached between the two groups in July and an agreed-upon strategy is currently

being reviewed by the Canadian Dairy Commission. DFM hopes to begin implementing this new strategy, which will see investments made into upgrades and new processing facilities in the province, in February. “We are working to create this new market environment or ingredients strategy in a way that it would allow for growth in the marketplace. It allows producers to continue to expand production and it allows processors to reinvest in processing,” Wiens said. “We feel that it is a very well-balanced program and it should answer and resolve a lot of the problems we

have been experiencing in the last few years.” According to Wiens, there is a lot of work that needs to be done in order to get the new ingredients strategy implemented but says the strength right now is that both producers and processors agree that this is the best way to move forward. “Manitoba is one of the hardesthit provinces in terms of the lack of processing capacity and this kind of a program will go a long ways in resolving that,” Wiens said. “At DFM we are very confident that we will resolve that issue with processing capacity within a year’s time and we want to prepare for the time that we can produce our full allocation knowing that it always has a home.”

Next year During the fall meeting, Wiens explained to producers that implementation of this new strategy will mean the province will be able to handle higher volumes of product and DFM is hoping to increase the quota before next summer. “We will need that production and we will have a home for that milk, and so, think about it when you are working with your breeding program and when you are looking at management decisions. There will be continual indications throughout this year that those quota increases will be coming,” Wiens said. He says ramping up outputs by more than six per cent by next summer is a tall order but believes it will be a feasible goal once the province’s production capacity is available. “When we talk about the challenges that we have experienced, we have been through some very difficult challenges but there is good reason for optimism,” Wiens said. “Our new market environment is going to help sustainability in the province for years and generations to come and that really opens up the door for increased growth.”


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Premium Brands buys Toronto burger processor

Moose on the loose

Belmont Meats goes to the Vancouver firm for $50 million STAFF


oronto custom hamburger maker Belmont Meats has become the latest subsidiary of Vancouver food-processing firm Premium Brands. P re m i u m B r a n d s o n O c t . 1 3 announced it has paid $50 million — $49.2 million in cash and $800,000 in Premium common shares — for all of Belmont’s shares. Premium owns assorted processing and distribution businesses across Western Canada, Ontario and the U.S., including a concession products distribution centre in Winnipeg. CEO George Paleologou said Premium “expect(s) to generate significant synergies between Belmont’s business, our burger operations in Western Canada and our Centennial Foodservice business recently announced initiative to expand into the Ontario market.” Also, he said, “Belmont’s strong management team significantly enhances our bench strength in the Ontario market.” Belmont, whose recent annual sales have run around $120 million, is considered a leading manufacturer of burger patties in Canada, making customized premium burgers for clients including retail chains, club stores, quick-service and casual dining restaurants and foodservice distributors. Belmont is now also introducing its product lines into U.S. retail markets, Premium said in its release. In business in Toronto since 1966, Belmont in 2013 was the subject of a federal food safety investigation after 11 people were found to be sickened


“Belmont’s strong management team significantly enhances our bench strength in the Ontario market.” George Paleologou CEO, Premium Brands

by E. coli 0157:H7, “reported to be related” to consuming Compliments brand Super 8 beef burgers produced at the plant. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency wrapped that investigation in November 2013, having found “no food safety concerns… during (its) investigation at either Belmont Meats or their meat suppliers that could identify potential sources of the contamination.” Belmont, the agency said at the time, is “currently working to address other administrative, non-food safetyrelated issues of non-compliance within accepted timelines.” When the company marked its 50th anniversary in May this year, it made note of its “commitment to food safety” noting each phase of production is “carefully monitored and protected using advanced safety technology.” Pre m i u m , f o r m e r l y k n ow n a s Fletcher’s Fine Foods, has continued on a steady path of expansion by acquisition, most recently buying the separate Fletcher’s U.S. business in August and Montreal-based C+C Packing in March.

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A new sign at the corner of Highways 23 and 10 warns drivers there may be moose passing through the area. Moose aren’t true migrators, but they can be more active in the fall and winter when they move to and from the areas they winter in.   photo: jeannette greaves


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


A horse’s posture can tell you a lot about its health Teaching a horse how to properly carry a rider can protect its long-term health Carol Shwetz


Horse Health


f a horse is not educated to carry a rider properly, the horse will not be able to perform to its full potential and over time various lameness and behavioural problems will likely result. It may not happen immediately, but as the duration of being ridden poorly increases, so does the likelihood of problems for the horse. Horses educated to carry themselves properly while being ridden are well prepared to reach high levels of performance and remain sound throughout their lifetime. It is important for a rider to be aware of the horse’s body carriage and movement and the implications to the well-being of the horse. When a young riding horse experiences carrying a rider for the first time, its initial natural reflexes are defensive and protective. In an attempt to stabilize the weight of the rider and its own balance, the inexperienced horse will react by tensing its neck and back while leaning forward. These initial responses seem like a reasonable solution to the horse. However, if they are not addressed by the rider and are carried forward into their r iding program, the horse is placed at a great physical disadvantage. A horse that is leaning forward will be what is known as “on its forehand.” These horses are disproportionately and heavily loading their front quarters and legs and will be off balance, off centre, and physically awkward. The imbalance is amplified even further if a horse is started before its skeleton is physically mature, as many

of these “teenage horses” are s t r u g g l i n g w i t h t h e i r ow n sense of balance and change as they grow. One step off balance is not a big deal for any horse — however, as the number of steps off balance increases the animal’s body begins to suffer. The front legs of the horse were not designed to carry the majority of the horse’s and rider’s weight for extended periods of time. Horses primarily weighting their forehand violate a number of natural biomechanical principles. The overburdened front legs become subjected to abnormal concussive forces. This burden is further compounded by the stress and strain related to the improper position of the front legs, relative to the rest of the body — the backward stance of the forelegs. Basically, the body does not “line up” properly. The improper stance of the forelimbs also comprom i s e s c o r re c t p o s i t i o n i n g of the hindlimbs and places them under functional stress as well. A specific body co-ordination is fundamental to creating sound and efficient kinematics of both front and hind legs. Therefore repetit i v e m ov e m e n t w h e n e v e r the horse is in poor posture places the horse at an increasing risk for lamenesses, which can include navicular disease, pastern, fetlock, carpal, tarsal and stifle arthritidies, and stressed and damaged ligamentous structures, among other risks. Although these problems seem to come out of nowhere, this is not accura t e a s t h e y d e ve l o p ove r time with each step taken in poor form. A series of microstresses eventually compound and become visible as an unmistakable lameness. Horses carrying too much weight on their front legs

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mimic a wheelbarrow. The horse’s weight is balanced over the “wheel” in front, and the rear end is just “pushing,” not carrying a good share of the weight. This is a problem because the horse is not physically using its body correctly in this position, much like the human who lifts heavy boxes without paying attention to the correct way to do so. Eventually the error of movement becomes painfully evident, as the horse begins to “break down.” The lack of balance that is a result of leaning becomes increasingly evident as more physically challenging questions and athletic endeavours are asked of the horse. The horse will be unable to stride, transition and bend fluidly. The ride will feel awkward and “off” to the rider. In an attempt to correct the imbalance the rider will take up the reins. This is a reflex reaction on the part of the rider as they have the feel-

ing of falling forward, much like what the horse is experiencing and both seek support. The unstable rider will use the horse’s mouth for balance and support, which teaches the horse to ignore then lean into the bit. Many riders attempt to remedy the problem movi n g t o a m o re s e v e re b i t . Unfortunately this generally results in the horse “escaping” the bit and worsening the problem as the true cause for the leaning has not been dealt with. Controlling the horse’s head and neck position with the bit is flawed at its ver y premise, since the head and neck are integral to the horse’s own sense of balance. Without the freedom to choose its own head position the horse can never learn selfcarriage and true balance. The ability to recognize a horse that is travelling on its forehand is of great value to the horse as well as to the

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In an attempt to stabilize the weight of the rider and its own balance, the inexperienced horse will react by tensing its neck and back while leaning forward.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

WEATHER VANE “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” Mark Twain, 1897

Chances of rain beyond the weekend Issued: Monday, October 17, 2016 · Covering: October 19 – October 26, 2016 Daniel Bezte Weather Vane


ot that this summer’s weather was very predictable, but fall and spring tend to be notorious periods for accurate forecasting. During these periods, the atmosphere is changing due to the rapid shift in incoming solar radiation (that is, sunlight). We saw this over the last forecast period, as a western low developed as expected, but the track and timing of the spinoff lows from this system varied from those expectations. For this forecast period, it looks like things are going to settle down a little bit, with no significant lows or highs affecting our region. Sometimes this type of pattern can be difficult to figure out, as weak systems not predicted by the weather models can impact the forecast. We’ll begin with a departing area of low pressure to our northeast. A cool and unsettled northerly flow behind this low will bring a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday and Thursday, along with near- to slightly

below-average temperatures. Low pressure tracking across the northern Prairies on Friday and Saturday, along with a weak building ridge of high pressure to our south, will help to boost temperatures to end the week and start the weekend. Expect daytime highs to be around the 10 C mark, with overnight lows in the low single digits. Temperatures will cool down a bit on Sunday as a cold front drops southward behind the northern low. Weak high pressure will build in briefly on Monday before an area of low pressure tracks through southern and central Manitoba on Tuesday. Confidence in this system is fairly low, but right now it looks like the system will bring showers to central regions, with some accumulating rain over southern sections. Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, +4 to 15 C; lows, -6 to +4 C. Probability of precipitation falling as snow: 40 per cent.


14 Day Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region) September 29, 2016 to October 12, 2016

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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 © 2016 Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

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

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.

Created: 10/13/16

This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that fell across the Prairies during the first two weeks of October. A strong slow-moving storm system tracked northeastward through Saskatchewan and north-central Manitoba, bringing significant precipitation during this period. A large portion of Saskatchewan and northwestern Manitoba saw amounts in the 50- to 125-mm range. Southeastern Manitoba and most of Alberta were relatively dry during this period.

Weather station ideas for the early Christmas shopper A cheap portable station will provide basic data well enough, but don’t expect longevity BY DANIEL BEZTE Co-operator contributor


thought I would start earlier than usual with my yearly look at weather-related items you may want to buy for that weather geek in your life. This way, you have lots of time to look around to try and find the best price. Unfortunately, it kind of hurts when you have to buy from the U.S. due to the dollar, but for some weather items this might be your only choice. In the world of buying weatherrelated items, things haven’t changed that much over the last five or so years. Ambient Weather ( still has the most complete list of weather instruments available anywhere, so I find it the best place to begin your look. Where you end up buying from is totally up to you; I am in no way connected to Ambient Weather or any other supplier of weather-related equipment. With computer parts getting ever cheaper and the demand for personal weather stations growing stronger, the price of these weather stations keeps coming down. With home-based weather instruments and weather stations becoming more and more popular, there has been a significant increase in the number of instruments and stations available. More competition almost always

Davis’s wireless Vantage Pro2 console/receiver unit.  photo:

leads to better prices. That said, let’s take a look at what’s available this year. If all you are looking for is a simple weather station that will give you the outdoor temperature, humidity and barometric pressure, you have plenty to choose from. The majority of these units comes with fairly impressive indoor consoles that easily display all the weather information. They will usually automatically record daily maximum and minimum temperatures and most will store and display around five days of weather history. They all come with a minimum of one wireless outdoor sensor that can usually be placed upward of 100 feet from the indoor console, but the actual distance you’ll get depends on which structures are between the

indoor unit and the outdoor sensor. These stations typically cost anywhere from $25 to $50. That said, you can usually find one of these stations on sale at Canadian Tire for less than $15, and for a quick check of outdoor temperatures you can’t beat these little stations. I always take one of these portable stations with me while camping and they work great. They typically only last a couple of years, but for $15, what can you expect?

Price points For those of you looking for a full-blown weather station that records temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, along with precipitation, I’m happy to say prices for these stations continue

to drop. When I first bought my weather stations they cost about $1,000. That same station today, about five years later, even with the exchange rate, is about $850. Where the biggest changes have taken place is at the lower end of the weather station scale. You can now get a decent starter station that offers all of this and also allows you to connect the station to your computer, starting around $100. Now, like anything, for the most part, you get what you paid for. Five or 10 years ago these $100 weather stations were unreliable and flaky. Today these stations are generally fairly solid and will give you several years of reliable data. So why spend the money on higher-end stations? First off, they tend to work day in and day out, sending data to your receiver every second or two. I know with my Davis station I get surprised and annoyed when it stops working for some reason. Why? Because it just works, period. Usually the reason it stops working is because I’ve ignored a “change battery” message for too long. Even though they are solar powered, they do need a backup battery for nighttime — and in our environment, winter nights tend to be pretty long. If I had to make a personal recommendation it would be to buy a Davis personal weather station. I’ve been using their weather stations for nearly 15 years now

and have had very few problems. These higher-end weather stations are built better, record data more precisely, and download the data more often. They start in price around $250 and can go all the way up to over $1,000. Davis makes the Vantage Vue station, which has all the bells and whistles you would want for recording everyday weather all in one easyto-install package. If you want to customize your station a little bit, or you want a little more control over where you place the different sensors, I think your best bet would be a Davis Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Pro2 Plus station. I currently use the Vantage Pro2 Plus, and it allows me to place the rainfall and temperature sensor in one area and the wind sensor in another area. It also gives you soil moisture and leaf moisture sensor options, along with additional temperature sensors. Add in a data logger and you can store up to several months of data without having it connected to your computer. How much data you can store depends on how much detail you want. For example, I save my data every five minutes and can store about two weeks of data. Change that to every hour and you now can go for about six months. For those of you looking for smaller, more unique weather items, we’ll take a look at some of the more interesting ones soon. Stay tuned!


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

CROPS Record provincial soybean yield on horizon

As of Oct. 13 an estimated 70 to 75 per cent of Manitoba soybeans had been harvested BY ALLAN DAWSON Co-operator staff


hen Manitoba’s soybean harvest is all safely in the bin the average yield is expected to be above the 10-year average and will probably set a record. “O ve ra l l , f i e l d s h a ve b e e n pretty good this year provincially,” Dennis Lange, Manitoba Agriculture’s pulse specialist, said Oct. 13 in an interview. “We are probably looking maybe at 40 to 42 bushels an acre for a provincial average. That’s just an estimate, we don’t have final numbers yet.” L a n g e’s e s t i m a t e a s s u m e s the remaining 25 to 30 per cent of soybeans still in the fields as of last week are successfully harvested. Manitoba’s record provincial average soybean yield of 38.5 bushels an acre, based on crop insurance data, was set in 2013. Last year’s average was close at 38.3. The 10- and five-year averages are 33 and 35 bushels an acre, respectively. Dale Alderson, of Intel Seeds at Oakville, predicts a provincial average soybean yield of 40 to 45 bushels an acre. “Soybean yields were tremendous where there wasn’t a lot of standing water,” he said. Not all Manitoba soybeans are in the bin yet, but once they are it’s expected the provincial Based on weigh-wagon tests, average yield will set a new record.   PHOTO: laura rance Alderson said he saw yields of the same variety vary from 62 bushels an acre to 37, depending on moisMore farmers are booking soySoybeans generally did so well ture conditions. The lower yield in Manitoba Lange said two mil- bean seed earlier too, he said, was in excessively wet fields. Soybeans, famous for how they lion acres of the crop in 2017 probably to ensure they get the tolerate wet conditions, can only wouldn’t be a surprise. That would variety they want. “The one caution I have with be a 25 per cent jump from the take so much, Lange said. “There will be yields of 10 to record 1.6 million acres of soy- producers growing more acres of 15 bushels an acre,” he said. “By beans seeded this spring, includ- soybeans, or any crop, is that we the same token I have also heard ing 78,000 acres of pedigreed haven’t had (an early-fall) frost ® Pioneer hybrid 45H33 NEW Pioneer® hybrid 45CS40 feature in the five or six years,” Lange said. soybeans. of yields of 45 to 55 bushels an and ® For a number of years soybeans “Keep those kinds of things in acre this year too. I’ve heard of built-in Pioneer Protector clubroot resistance traits. Both also have very yields higher than that, but that have been Manitoba’s third-larg- mind when expanding acres... and good standability for ease of harvest, with yield canola potential, putting across all your eggs in one basket est-acreage crop,high behind was from (combine) yield moniWestern Call your local Hi-Bredrespectively. sales representative as they say.” and redPioneer spring wheat tors and I take them Canada. with a grain Asfarm! of Oct. 13, an estimated 70 to “In t e45H33 re s t ori nNEW s oy45CS40 b e a n can s e fi etdon your of salt. today to see how Pioneer® hybrid “You hear about the really good is up this fall,” Alderson said. 75 per cent of Manitoba’s soybean numbers, but not so much about “That generally follows a good crop had been harvested. “In the south we are maybe a litexperience.” the poor ones.”

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tle higher, but you can still drive around and find soybeans that haven’t been harvested yet for one reason or another,” Lange said. “It might have been too wet to get in, or it was a little longer-season variety that wasn’t ready during the last time guys were threshing. “There are soybeans out west that haven’t been harvested yet. There was a lot of rain out west last week. Some areas had over 100 mm.” Ripe standing soybeans can tolerate wet fall weather, although some are subject to shattering after going through several wetdry cycles, Lange said. However, that’s less of a risk during cooler weather, he added. With good yields and soybean prices of $11 or more a bushel there is good reason for farmers to try and get the rest of the soybean crop off this fall, Lange said. “Some growers have had some real challenges this year (harvesting) just because how wet it has been,” he said. “A number of growers has purchased track and rearwheel assists for their combines.” Most American buyers want soybeans under 13 per cent moisture. Soybeans with higher moisture content will have to be aerated or dried if levels warrant. “Drying becomes another issue,” Lange said. “You can’t dry soybeans at high temperatures. One hundred to 110 F is the maximum. You can’t put a lot of heat to them otherwise you will split them and the quality goes down.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Farmers get Garneau meeting

KAP’s Dan Mazier and other farm leaders were to get a face-to-face meeting with the transport minister October 20 in Saskatoon to discuss changes to the Canada Transportation Act BY ALLAN DAWSON

“If the railways are going to do business in Canada in a monopoly (situation) they need to be accountable to Canadians for performing.”

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f all goes according to plan, western Canadian farm leaders are finally going to get a chance to bend Marc Garneau’s ear. They’ve long been seeking a face to face with the federal transport minister, to tell him what changes they’d like to see to grain transportation under the Canada Transportation Act. KAP’s Dan Mazier is part of a delegation that’s been scheduled to meet Garneau for 90 minutes on Oct. 20 in Saskatoon. The maximum revenue entitlement (MRE), also known as the rail revenue cap, must stay, Mazier said in an interview Oct. 13. And he emphasized it’s not a cap. “It is in the entitlement that increases with the more grain that is hauled,” Mazier said.

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KAP president Dan Mazier was looking forward to discussing grain transportation issue face to face with Transport Minister Marc Garneau Oct. 20.   photo: allan dawson

“It ensures that the railways get paid a fair rate of return to haul grain. “But on the flip side they can’t increase those rates too quickly so it takes the whipsaw effect out of it.”

Introduced in 2000, the MRE allows the railways to charge whatever they want to transport grain, which can encourage efficiency, so long as total annual revenues from grain hauling do not exceed a maxi-

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David Emerson, as part of the Canada Transportion Act review, recommends phasing out the MRE. Farmers will also recommend maintaining extended interswitching to 160 km, up from the previous 30-km limit. Interswitching allows a railway within the prescribed interchange to compete to move grain situated on a competitor’s rail line. “Farmer logic is if you’ve got competition and they are moving more grain through other corridors it makes sense that it should show up in the bid prices for our grain, but we can’t prove that,” Mazier said. Western Grain Elevators Association (WGEA) executive director Wade Sobkowich has said interswitching, and even the threat of it, has improved rail service and freight rates. The WGEA is pushing for regulations forcing the railways to engage in level-of-service agreements with grain companies and mediation where they fail to do so. Farmers also want grain companies to get better rail service, Mazier said. “When you order a car you should get a car,” he said. “That’s a business transaction.” KAP also wants the Canada Transportation Act to ensure data is collected so grain handling and transportation performance can be measured. “If the railways are going to do business in Canada in a monopoly (situation) they need to be accountable to Canadians for performing,” Mazier said. “That would be a huge step forward and that doesn’t cost government anything.” Mazier and other farm leaders were pleased that Garneau agreed earlier this year to further consultations on amendments to the Canada Transportation Act. However, they were shocked and disappointed when it was announced consultations would end Sept. 15 without a face-toface meeting. KAP, the Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan (APAS) and other grain industry officials, including the Western Grain Elevators Association (WGEA), met with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Winnipeg July 18. APAS met with MacAulay and senior Saskatchewan Liberal MP Ralph Goodale in Regina Aug. 18. Sixteen people from varying industries, including a CP Rail official and four from the grain sector, met Garneau in Winnipeg July 21 in what was supposed to be his last consultation meeting. “It was those specific commodities, it wasn’t agricultural producers’ views (represented), and that is why we are so strongly advocating to get in front of the minister to tell him ‘here is how this is going to impact farmers... here are the things that we need changed,’” Mazier said in an interview in July.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Honeybee colonies and production are up Mitigation measures implemented in 2014 appear to be working BY ALEX BINKLEY Co-operator contributor


teps taken to protect honeybees from crop protection products appear to be working. The number of honeybee colonies and their level of production has been rising since 2013, according to testimony to the Senate agriculture committee. Andrea Johnson, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) director general of sector development told the committee the most recently available numbers are encouraging. “Canada’s 8,533 beekeepers produced 95.3 million pounds of honey in 2015, up 11 per cent from 2014,” Johnson said. “This represents a value of over $232 million.” She added the total economic contribution of honeybee pollination is thought to range from $3.15 billion to $4.39 billion annually. The total number of honeybee colonies in Canada reached 721,000 in 2015, which represents a 3.6 per cent increase over 2014 and is nine per cent higher than the previous five-year average population, she added. There was no information on the state of wild bee species and other pollinators. Scott Kirby, director of environmental evaluation at Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), said mitigation measures implemented in 2014 have been effective in reducing bee mortality. “The number of incidents reported during the planting periods of 2014 and 2015 decreased by approximately 70 per cent and 80 per cent respectively from the numbers reported in 2013, which is a significant improvement,” he said. “Reports from the 2016 planting season indicate that the positive trend we’ve observed in the past two years has continued.” As for three neonic insecticides that are usually portrayed as the villains in bee deaths, Kirby said a preliminary assessment for imidacloprid found no significant risks for honeybees were identified. “Re-evaluation of other health and environment aspects of imidacloprid is ongoing and we expect to publish these findings later this year,” he noted. “Pollinator assessments for clothianidin and thiamethoxam will follow in 2017. These re-evaluations continue to be a priority to the PMRA, and we will continue to consult on decisions with all stakeholders.” He added that bee health is a complex issue and more work is required to understand all the factors which contribute to periodic increases in mortality. To that end the government is working with national and international organizations “to generate the knowledge we need to protect the longterm health of bee populations in Canada and worldwide.” Johnson said that a Bee Health Roundtable set up by Agriculture Canada has widespread membership that recognizes “that bee health requires a longterm, multi-faceted commitment of time, co-ordination and resources.” It has working groups “addressing research, pollinator habitat and surroundings, varroa mite control, reduction of pesticide

exposure, honeybee nutrition, best management practices and communications.” Among the projects it has completed are “national best management practices, integrating regional approaches where appropriate in a format ready for distribution to beekeepers. This will be published and shared with stakeholders in the coming weeks.” A nutrition working group is engaged with partners in a major U.S. international bee nutrition research effort to ensure that Canadian perspectives and issues are addressed, she added. Agriculture Canada has beefed up its bee research capacity, noted Stephen Pernal from the Beaverlodge Research Farm. It is working on honeybee issues such as detecting and treating colonies infected with Nosema ceranae, a newly introduced parasite associated with higher rates of colony losses. “In addition, we are developing techniques to disinfect beekeeping equipment exposed to

“Reports from the 2016 planting season indicate that the positive trend we’ve observed in the past two years has continued.” Scott Kirby PMRA

this pest and methods to detect products used for its treatment that may persist in beehives. “We are also continuing to analyze samples from agriculture pesticide residues in honey, pollen and beeswax throughout Alberta. Moreover, we are examining concentrations of products currently registered for the control of diseases or mites of honeybees that may also accumulate in these matrices.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Packers put plants on plates Meat packers can sense the shifting tide and are rebranding themselves as protein companies U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. Globally, meat and seafood consumption amounted to 463 million tonnes in 2014, dwarfing 10 million tonnes of alternatives such as soy-based meat replacements, according to Lux Research. Meat faces pressure from diners who may be concerned about animal welfare and the environmental impact of raising animals, or view vegetarian meals as healthier.

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ome major North American meat producers are clearing room on their plates for plant-based substitutes. They’re hedging their bets as consumer tastes shift and hightech startups seek to create meat alternatives that taste like the real thing. The trend was highlighted on Monday when Tyson Foods, the biggest U.S. chicken processor, took a five per cent stake in Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein maker partly backed by Bill Gates. Other meat packers, including Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods and German sausage maker Rügenwalder Mühle, are also stepping up production of “meats” made from peas, soy and other crops, predicting stronger sales growth for the segment than its traditional products. “It’s an incredibly hot area right now,” said Adam Grogan, Maple Leaf ’s senior vice-president of marketing and innovation. “We view it as no different than chicken or pork. We view ourselves as a protein company first.” Global sales of meat substitutes jumped to an estimated US$4 bil-

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lion this year, a 42 per cent rise since 2010, according to research firm Markets and Markets. U.S. red meat consumption has declined steadily since the 1970s, U.S. government data

shows, to 69.2 pounds per person in 2014, the lowest on record. Consumption may rebound in the coming decade, however, as production expands and prices decline, according to



Two-thirds of Germans and 38 per cent of Americans eat meatless meals once a week or more — consumers known as “flexitarians” — according to Innova Market Insights 2016 surveys. Another potential challenge for conventional meat packers are startups like California’s Impossible Foods, partly funded by Gates and Google Ventures. Inside its Silicon Valley lab, biochemists are on a quest to develop products that match the texture, aroma, and flavour of real meat. “We’re not making a veggie burger. We’re making meat,” said Celeste Holz-Schietinger, the company’s principal scientist. “We’re just doing it through plants.” There is also potential for startups to collaborate with packers. Impossible Foods chief executive Pat Brown told reporters last week that while large-scale output poses a challenge, its options include outsourcing production. Traditional packers like Maple Leaf are doing their own research. The company, which raises and processes pigs as its main business, says it dedicated several staff in the past year to work on innovating plant-based protein products in its kitchens, focusing on improving taste. In Europe, sausage maker Rügenwalder Mühle added meat-substitute dishes in 2014 as German meat sales declined. Those products, including soybased schnitzel, now make up 20 per cent of its gross annual sales of 205 million euros ($229.6 million), and it plans to double that

percentage by 2020, said spokeswoman Silke Ponert. Agribusiness company Cargill Inc. does not currently make plant-based meats, but recently began referring to its meat business as its “protein group,” to signal its interest in a variety of protein options, said spokesman Mike Martin.

Real meat endures To be sure, the meat business still makes good money. Tyson notched record adjusted profit in 2015. “Given consumers’ recognition of the value of protein of all types, it appears that (some packers) are responding to a business opportunity — not a threat,” said chief executive Barry Carpenter of North American Meat Institute. But the pace of growth in meat substitutes has caught the attention of industry and investors. “We are going to see the meat industry recognize that it needs to diversify,” said Bruce Friedrich, managing trustee of New Crop Capital, a venture capital fund that backs companies whose products replace foods derived from animals. “This is a vast opportunity for forward-thinking companies to make crazy profits.” Investors managing US$1.25 trillion in assets launched a campaign in September to encourage 16 food companies to change how they source protein. Meat substitutes are not a risk-free investment, however. Consumer tastes could eventually turn against them, said Camilla Stice, analyst at Lux Research, noting that some meat alternatives are made from genetically modified crops opposed by some environmentalists. U.S. retail beef and pork prices have declined in the past year due to supplies rebounding after drought and a deadly pig virus, but prices are still relatively strong, said Canada-based industry analyst Kevin Grier. “I don’t see these (meat substitutes) as something new and exciting,” he said. “If I want a hamburger, I’ll have a hamburger, not a pretend hamburger.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Senate to investigate farmland ownership The Canadian Federation of Agriculture will be among the first presenters to the committee By Alex Binkley

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

USDA raises alreadyrecord soybean crop forecast

Holiday on hold

Corn harvest projections down, but still a record, according to USDA monthly report A potato-digging crew, west of Glenboro, kept up the hard work October 10 while the rest of the country celebrated Thanksgiving. Once the job is done, they’ll no doubt be thankful for a successful harvest.   photo: jeannette greaves




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he U.S. Agriculture Department has raised its already-record outlook for the U.S. soybean harvest as the crop benefited from timely rains throughout August. The government trimmed its corn production view but said that the harvest would still be a record. In its monthly crop production report, issued Oct. 12, USDA said the soybean harvest for the 2016-17 marketing year would come in at 4.269 billion bushels, up from its September outlook for 4.201 billion bushels. Average yields were raised to 51.4 bushels per acre from 50.6 bushels per acre. Corn production was seen at 15.057 billion bushels, with the average yield pegged at 173.4 bushels per acre. A month ago, USDA had forecast corn production at 15.093 billion bushels and yields at 174.4 bushels per acre. Analysts had been expecting the report to point to a soybean crop of 4.286 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 51.5 bushels per acre, according to the average of estimates given in a Reuters poll. Market watchers also had expected the report to show a cor n crop of 15.060 bil lion bushels, with an average yield of 173.5 bushels per acre. Expectations for bumper har vests have weighed on corn and soybean prices for months. Soybean futures have sagged 21 per cent from their 2016 peak hit during midJune while corn has fallen 22 per cent during the same time period. USDA also pegged domestic corn ending stocks for 201617 at 2.320 billion bushels, compared to its September estimate of 2.384 billion bushels. Soybean ending stocks were seen at 395 million bushels, up from the September estimate of 365 million bushels, according to USDA’s monthly supply-and-demand report. USDA forecast wheat ending stocks of 1.138 billion bushels, an increase from 1.100 billion bushels in September. Analysts had been expecting cor n ending stocks of 2.359 billion bushels.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Australian wheat output seen near record Rainy forecasts could lead to quality issues and fewer markets, especially if the rain continues By Colin Packham and Naveen Thukral Reuters


ustralia is expected to harvest a near-record wheat crop in 2016-17, slightly ahead of official estimates, a Reuters poll shows, but recent heavy rains may lead to quality downgrades and curb exports. The world’s fourth-largest wheat exporter is set to produce 28.35 million tonnes, a poll of 10 analysts and traders found, just ahead of Australia’s most recent official estimate of 28.1 million tonnes made in September.

The bumper crop, which would be the second highest on record behind a near 30 million tonnes in 2010-11, follows good growing weather early in the season, but faces risks from soaking east coast rains and unseasonably cold weather in Western Australia. “ We s t e r n Au s t ra l i a c ro p losses to frost are about 1.5 to two million tonnes or maybe even three million tonnes with more losses in New South Wales and Victoria due to continued rain,” said Ole Houe, an analyst with brokerage IKON Commodities in Sydney, who forecast the crop at 25.7 million tonnes, the lowest among the analysts polled by Reuters.

Australia’s east coast was inundated last month by five times the September average rainfall ahead of the December harvest, leading to a likely increase in wheat suitable only for animal feed, traders and analysts said. “We are currently forecasting nine per cent of Australia’s wheat crop to be animal feed this season, a rise of two per cent from last season,” said Hannah Janson, chief analyst, ProFarmer, which estimates Australian total output at 28.5 million tonnes. “ This estimate has a lot more potential to rise especially if it keeps raining until December.” T:10.25”

Too much rain risks damaging the crop to a point where it no longer has enough protein for human consumption, and weather forecasts point to continued wetter-than-average weather across Australia’s east coast. The main demand for Australian wheat is for foodgrade product and increased output of low-grade grain would decrease overseas sales, traders said, potentially below the current official forecast of 18.4 million tonnes. Lower Australian exports could help support global prices, which in August hit a decade low. Australian livestock produc-

ers could consume all feedgrade wheat produced up to about 30 per cent of the country’s national output, analysts said. But any low-quality wheat produced above that level faced dim export prospects as product from Ukraine and Russia remains much cheaper than Australian supplies. A large amount of feed wheat meant prices would have to fall for the wheat to find markets, said Matthew Pattison, trading manager at agricultural group Nidera Australia. “This takes time so we are looking at a slower pace of exports out into the second half of the year,” he said.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Deere challenges block on Precision Planting bid

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Deere says the U.S. Justice Department’s suit is to protect ‘a competitor, not competition’ BY MEREDITH DAVIS Reuters


eere and Co. said its proposal to buy Precision Planting, an agricultural equipment and technology company, will increase consumer choice and directly benefit growers, in a response filed on Oct. 12 to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block the acquisition. Deere announced its planned acquisition of Precision Planting in November 2015, for about US$190 million. Precision Planting’s parent is The Climate Corporation, a unit of Monsanto. In August, the Justice Department said the proposed deal would mean higher prices for high-speed precision planting equipment, which allows farmers to plant row crops, such as corn, up to twice as fast as with conventional machinery. In its response, Deere challenged the Justice Department’s definition of “highspeed precision planting system,” saying it was vague and ambiguous. Deere also denied “that there is any meaningful economic market consisting of ‘high-speed precision planting systems.’” The Justice Department declined to comment on Oct. 13. Deere said the Justice Department initially cleared its proposed acquisition in October 2015 in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s Hart-ScottRodino Act. Clearance is separate from actual approval of a deal. Following a protest by an unnamed Deere competitor, the Justice Department opened a new investigation and later

“(We deny) that there is any meaningful economic market consisting of ‘high-speed precision planting systems.’” Deere and Co.

filed a lawsuit in August 2016 to block the transaction, Deere spokesman Ken Golden said, referring to legal documents the company filed Oct. 12. “It is our position that this case is designed to protect a competitor, not competition,” Golden said. Both Deere and the Justice Department declined to name the competitor. CNH Industrial and Agco are Deere competitors that have agreements to factory install Precision Planting equipment on their new planters. Precision Planting equipment and technology can also be retrofit on older planters manufactured by Deere, Kinze Manufacturing, CNH Industrial and Agco. Deere said the company’s commitments to CNH Industrial and Agco, and its licence grants, technology transfers are all “pro-competitive.” Deere has also entered into a licensing agreement with Ag Leader, an Iowa agricultural technology company, to manufacture and sell Precision Planting products if the acquisition is completed, as a possible remedy to the Justice Department’s competition concerns.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

Much concern, little knowlege on GM foods A recent survey conducted for Health Canada reveals a serious issue for the agriculture sector BY ALEX BINKLEY Co-operator contributor


n extensive national survey commissioned by Health Canada shows widespread concern over genetically modified food, and some outright opposition. The polling, conducted in March by pollster The Strategic Counsel, reveals a high level of concern and a challenging landscape for the agriculture sector. “Si x t y- o n e p e r c e n t o f Canadians have mostly negative thoughts about GM foods while 26 per cent are extremely negative,” the report states. Meanwhile only 26 per cent of respondents said they were comfortable eating GM foods and just 22 per cent support the development and sale of GM foods in Canada. “Consumers’ initial response and reaction to the topic of GM foods is certainly not positive

N.B. college to teach marijuana cultivation The new course is tied to a major medical marijuana facility in the province BY ETHAN LOU Reuters


college in New Brunswick plans to institute a program on marijuana cultivation so that students can be trained to work at local companies that produce the drug, a school official said Oct. 4. College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will launch the course sometime next year, said Michel Doucet, executive director of continuing education and customized learning. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned last year on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana and the government has said it would introduce legislation by the spring of 2017. Medical marijuana is already legal across Canada, and companies in that relatively small sector have been eyeing the larger recreational market with expansion in mind. In August, the government of New Brunswick, where the college has five campuses, said it invested $4 million in a medical marijuana company that will create up to 208 jobs in the region. Doucet said the school was still determining the exact details of the program, including class size and the length and frequency at which it will be conducted. “This is not a mainstream program,” he said. “We’re looking at training qualified employees to meet the needs of industry, versus training students at large.” Colleges in Canada differ from universities and grant mainly diplomas instead of degrees. Doucet said the school had not yet determined whether it would be a full diploma program.

and clearly presents some formidable challenges for Health Canada communicators and policy-makers with respect to addressing the level of confusion, misinformation and generally low awareness and understanding that currently exists,” the report says. The report adds consumer understanding of GM foods is “... not that well formed...” and pointed out that few respondents or participants in focus groups had any detailed knowledge of the issue. “To date, views have been principally shaped by controversial media coverage, and any confusion or negative views which do exist are often reinforced by the ongoing activities of anti-GMO advocates and environmental groups,” the report continues. “These groups appear to be quite adept at leveraging social media and playing into public concerns about corporate malfeasance, a theme that reoccurs

in many recent opinion research programs.” A Health Canada spokesperson said the organization has no comment on the $119,060 survey, which is part of its public monitoring activities and was intended to provide them with “... a more up-to-date understanding of Canadians’ attitudes and behaviours related to GM foods...” and also to bolster communication strategies and identify key areas of public concern. Not surprisingly, Monsanto appears to be the villain to many Canadians because it produces GM seeds tolerant to its herbicide Roundup. “For focus group participants in particular, Monsanto was frequently invoked when participants were asked to name those things/issues they most associate with GM foods,” the report states. While the survey focused on GM foods, The Strategic Counsel said the results “are also relevant to understanding consumers’

views on the wider application of science and technology within the agricultural and food production and manufacturing sectors.” For example, many consumers believe that genetic modification is a process which does or could include injecting food products with potentially hazardous materials such as hormones, antibiotics, steroids or other product enhancers which changes the nature and composition of the product. The term Frankenfood came up in almost every focus group in the context of discussions about GM foods. The public’s lack of knowledge combined with a massive antiGMO movement “... presents a significant challenge for Health Canada in terms of being a credible, neutral regulator,” The Strategic Counsel said. Its decisions could be greeted with skepticism. GM supporters need to educate the public about the rationale for GM foods, it says. About

half of those surveyed said they didn’t understand why GM crops were grown in Canada. Consumers worry about unnecessary risks to their health. They’re not impressed with arguments that genetic modification is vital to producing foods that are more affordable and makes agriculture more sustainable. Nor are they convinced they’re safe to consume. “At the present time, most consumers view the marketplace for GM foods as one that has been created not to address consumer demand or evolving preferences, but principally as a means of increasing corporate profits.” A general mistrust of big business, and large agribusinesses and factory farms appears to play a major role in this attitude. However, in the grocery store, price comes first ahead of concerns about pesticides and antibiotics and growth hormones, which outweigh worries about GM foods.


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CME’s feeder cattle and lean hog futures are already cash settled, leaving live cattle as the last remaining livestock market with physical delivery. CME is taking a deliberate approach to listing new live cattle contract months in case it needs to make a major change, Lehman said. He said the company was not considering closing the market, and has already reduced trading hours and made other changes to reduce volatility. Lehman said volatility has worsened as farmers have been selling cattle to meat packers months in advance, rather than negotiating prices shortly before slaughter. So m e p ro d u c e r s h a ve said that shift has created a questionable pricing system because packers often base prices for the longer-term contracts on what the U.S. government reports was the average price paid in the dwindling spot or negotiated market. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University’s extension livestock marketing specialist, said tying CME’s futures settlement to cash prices may be unwise because reporting on cash prices has become unreliable. “It looks kind of dangerous to me,” he said. I n Ja n u a r y, t h e U . S . National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, which represents producers, blamed high-speed traders for futures volatility. The market “absolutely is as volatile as it’s ever been,” s a i d Jo e Oc ra n t , p re s i dent of Chicago-based Oak In v e s t m e n t G r o u p a n d 40-year live cattle futures trader.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Pockets of province struggling with harvest Manitoba Agriculture crop report, issued October 17


his is the final crop report of the 2016 season. Har vest in Manitoba is estimated at 92 per cent complete. Cereal crops and field peas are 99 per cent complete, canola and edible beans 95 per cent finished, soybean 88 per cent and flax 50 per cent finished. Sunflowers and grain corn are about 25 per cent finished. Crop yields are at or slightly over five-year averages, but weather events did cause lower yields in some parts of the province. Quality is average to below average, with wet weather and disease causing most downgrading.

Southwest Region Rainfall last week and again on the weekend limited the amount of harvest completed. Producers were able to make some progress Fr iday and Saturday but fields are still wet making harvest a challenge. Acres remaining to be harvested include about 20 per cent of the canola crop, five per cent of the wheat crop, 30 per cent of the soybeans, 30 per cent of the flax and almost all the sunflowers and grain corn. Winter wheat average yield in the region estimated at 75 bu./acre with good quality. Fall rye yields averaged 60 bu./acre with good quality; some ergot problems were reported. Spring wheat average yields were around 50 to 60 bu./acre with average quality; downgrading due to fusarium-damaged kernels with most grading No. 2. Protein levels are in the 14 per cent and over ra n g e. Ba r l e y y i e l d s a ve raged 70 to 80 bu./acre. Barley is being downgraded to feed due to vomitoxin levels. Oats yields were average to above average at 100 to 110 bu./acre with good quality. Canola yields averaged 40 bu./acre with good quality; majority of samples is grading No, 1. Yields are down from last year because of disease. Flax yields range from 25 to 30 bu./acre with good quality. The pea crop was average to below average with disease later in the growing season affecting yield and quality. Average yield was approximately 30 bu./acre. Soybean yields are average to above average with good quality; yields are at or above 40 bu./acre. Sunflower yields are still hard to predict as very little harvest is done; early reports of around 2,200 lbs./acre. Minimal number of grain corn acres has been harvested; however, crop looks to be above average.

has been at tough moisture levels and will require drying to bring moisture down to levels adequate for storage. Some field work has been completed as harvest and field conditions allow. Very little anhydrous ammonia has been applied so far as wet field conditions are delaying fall operations. The average yield for hard red spring wheat is 55 to 70 bu./acre with about 25 per cent of the crop grading No. 1 and 55 per cent grading No. 2. Some canola remains unhar vested with approximately 85 to 90 per cent of the acres combined. Those acres remaining are where fields are too wet. Canola yields averaged 45 to 65 bu./acre. Field pea harvest operations are generally complete with the soybean and hemp harvest ongoing. Field peas averaged 45 to 65 bu./acre and graded No. 2. Soybeans are averaging 40 to 50 bu./acre, with grades reported of 40 per cent No. 2 and 60 per cent grading No. 3. There are still a large percentage of beans out in the field and grain corn remains standing.

Central Region Rainfall over the weekend amounted to two to 20 mm. There was harvest activity late last week until stopped by the weekend rain. Rains have caused ongoing delays, but producers have made excellent progress on harvest, field work and fertilizer applications as conditions allow. Isolated areas in the southeast part of the region are very wet, limiting harvest progress, as well as fall field work. Frosts have had minimal impact on quality as crops were mature. Winter wheat yields ranged from 55 to 90 bu./acre, averaging in the 70 to 75 bu./acre range. Proteins were average to good. Quality was generally good, with average to low fusarium/FDK levels. Hybrid

and fall rye had some excellent yields, ranging from 60 to 100 bu./acre. Ergot was reported in many fields. Few, if any reports of lodging in winter wheat and fall rye. Spring wheat yields ranged from 45 to over 90 bu./acre, with most reporting 55 to 70 bu./acre average for their areas. Hard red spring varieties had the lowest yields and best quality; CNHR and CPS yields were higher but quality was lower with a higher percentage grading feed. Average yields were down from last year. Oats ranged from 70 to 180 bu./acre, averaging 110 to 140 bu./acre. Less of the crop was downgraded this year but there was variability. Canola yields were respectable, considering environmental conditions, with 2016 average yield for the region down from last year. Quality is excellent for the most part, with the crop grading No. 1. Minimal if any downgrading due to green count this ye a r, a l t h o u g h t h e re we re some reports of sprouts where swaths sat for extended perio d s. Fl a x q u a l i t y i s g o o d ; yields are average to excellent. Lentil acres were minimal; yield reported at 1,300 lbs./acre. Pea acres were significantly higher than last year due to excellent yields in 2015. This year, pea yields ranged from 15 to 20 bu./acre, down significantly from last year a result of excess moisture. Iron chlorosis was evident in edible and soybean fields. Both crops were shorter than average; soybeans podded higher than normal, resulting in fewer harvest losses. Edible bean harvest is complete. Yields are lower than last year, averaging 1,500 lbs./ acre, with most ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 lbs./acre, with highs of 2,500 to 3,000 lbs./ acre reported. Quality is good. White mould was reported

but no significant yield or quality loss. Bacterial blight also noted. Soybean harvest is close to complete. Yields vary from 15 to 65 bu./acre, averaging 40 to 45 bu./acre. Quality is good, with almost all crop receiving the top grade of No. 2. Su n f l ow e r h a r v e s t c o n tinues. Yield reports to date range from 700 to 3,100 lbs./ acre, with average expected to be in the 1,500 to 2,200 lbs./ acre range. Grain corn harvest continues. Early yields range from 90 to 200 bu./acre, with average yields to date in the 130 to 150 bu./acre range. Final y i e l d s a re e x p e c t e d t o b e slightly higher than last year.

Eastern Region Over the weekend, showers and light rainfall occurred across most districts. Rainfall accumulations were generally 10 mm or less. Over the weekend, most areas also experienced a frost event with nighttime temperatures getting as low as -2 to -4 C. Rainfall events over the last few weeks have caused repeated interruptions in harvesting and field work. It has been particularly challenging for those who were already struggling with field access prior to har vest. The soybean harvest is about 85 per cent complete. Corn harvest is around 15 per cent complete with sunflower harvest approximately 25 per cent complete. Winter wheat had an average yield of 75 bu./acre with the crop grading 65 per cent No. 2 and 35 per cent feed. The acres seeded to winter wheat this fall have dropped by approximately 10 per cent compared to the fall of 2015. Spring wheat had an average yield of 55 bu./ acre with the crop grading 55 per cent No. 1, 45 per cent No. 2 and five per cent feed. Canola had an average yield of 35 bu./acre with 100 per cent of the crop grading No. 1.

Soybeans had an average yield of 42 bu./acre with 100 per cent of the crop grading No. 2. So far, corn has had an average yield of 120 bu./acre with 100 per cent of crop grading No. 2. Sunflowers had an average yield of 1,500 lbs./acre with grading still being determined. Overall, winter feed supplies in most areas are rated as acceptable but producers will have to supplement for energy and some for protein. While most producers have a surplus of hay, quality is down due to the wet weather conditions during the growing season.

Interlake Region Poor harvesting conditions have delayed many producers from finishing harvest operations. However, producers are determined to take the crop off at tough moisture levels and with poor field conditions in order to finish. There are still scattered acres of canola and spring cereal crops to be harvested. Majority of crops still to be harvested are soybeans, sunflowers, grain/silage corn and alfalfa seed fields. Tillage is ongoing and in many areas second pass is occurring. Spring wheat had an average yield of 50 to 60 bu./acre and 80 per cent graded No. 2. Winter wheat averaged 60 to 70 bu./acre with 90 per cent grading No. 2 and 10 per cent No. 3. Oats averaged 100 to 120 bu./acre with 80 per cent No. 2 and 20 per cent No. 3. Canola average yields ranged from 35 to 45 bu./acre with 100 per cent graded No. 1. Soybean harvest is nearing completion with about 20 to 25 per cent acres left to go. To date, average yields range from 35 to 45 bu./acre, grading No. 2. Sunflowers harvest is still ongoing with no reported yields to date. Grain corn harvest started last week with the first fields yielding 130 to 160 bu./acre at 25 to 30 per cent moisture.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

CFA calls for action in upcoming budget Farm transfers, clean technology and innovation are areas of interest for the group BY ALEX BINKLEY Co-operator contributor


he Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has released a lengthy wish list for the upcoming federal budget. The next federal budget, expected to be released in February or March, needs to ease family farm transfers, support clean technologies and innovation in agriculture and help the sector ready for climate change, the CFA says. In a presentation to the Commons finance committee, Scott Ross, CFA’s director of business risk management and farm policy, said sweeping changes in the sector require attention. “Canadian agriculture is in the midst of a major transition, with the average age of farmers now over 54 years old and an estimated $50 billion in increasingly capital-intensive farms likely to change hands over the next decade,” Ross said.

“This poses new challenges to the continuation of family farming in Canada, a model recognized for sustainable growth, environmental stewardship and spending within local communities.” A big issue that needs to be addressed is that current tax measures no longer work for the modern farm structure. As more farms incorporate and fewer children of farmers want to take over the operation, the existing measures in the Income Tax Act don’t work. “Effective tax planning is essential to the viability of the next generation of farms, as well as those retiring,” Ross said. “To ensure the industry is well positioned to continue its growth, CFA recommends that the rollover provisions be amended to recognize the full breadth of family relations relied upon to maintain family farms across Canada and that family farm corporations be provided with a level playing field when

transferring their businesses to the next generation, including access to the capital gains exemption and ensuring siblings can access the same provisions as other farm family members.” Farmers are focused on building resiliency, adapting to climate change and enhancing the sustainability of their operations, he pointed out. That makes them “a target market” for clean technology. Producers continue to make investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality, and to reduce the use of inputs through precision agriculture. “Canadian farmers are eager to seize the opportunities through an ongoing industry-wide commitment to continuous improvement,” he said. “However, further investment in beneficial management practices and tools to illustrate their benefits are needed, such as through environmental farm plans. Many proven technologies are capital intensive and without

government-backed incentives they often currently struggle to be seen as a profitable investment. Investments in clean technology, including tax or rebatebased incentives, are needed to make technology more accessible to farmers, to capture greenhouse gases, feed this energy back into the grid and improve other environmental outcomes.” Another priority is advancing the national “bioeconomy,” using farm waste to produce renewable high-quality products. “Canada has the potential to be an innovator and global leader in this area, but a national strategy, coupled with federal investments in research, commercialization and incentives are needed,” Ross said. Ross also called for enhanced international and domestic market development, saying industry and government both need to invest in this area, and to develop a new strategic vision. “This would include a review of emerging market opportunities,

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regulatory and non-regulatory barriers to trade and a comprehensive look at infrastructure and broader industry capacity,” Ross said. CFA also wants action to address labour shortages in the sector along the lines laid out in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Workforce Action Plan developed by the Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council. The lack of workers constrains “our ability to meet long-term trade objectives,” he added. “By strategically identifying how we can meet these opportunities, we can align efforts through clearly defined roles and timelines for all involved. The investments required to develop such a vision pale in comparison to the long-term benefits that would accrue from the increases in tangible market access.” Another priority is continued investment and federal leadership in modernizing Canada’s internal trade rules.

Snow causing more harvest grief in Alberta, Saskatchewan Unharvested crops are likely to take a hit on quality BY PHIL FRANZ-WARKENTIN CNS Canada


now and freezing rain continue to hamper harvest progress across a large portion of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Environment Canada issued weather warnings and alerts for much of central and northern growing regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Oct. 14. Up to 15 cm of snow are forecast, with freezing rain also likely in those areas where the temperatures don’t dip as low. This latest snowfall is coming after a few weeks of adverse weather, and market participants estimate large portions of the canola and wheat crops still to be harvested. Ac c o rd i n g t o p rov i n c i a l reports, about 20 per cent of Saskatchewan crops and 28 per cent of Alberta crops are still on the field, with some areas only about half complete on a regional basis. “The weather has been a slog,” said Mark Cutts, a crop specialist with Alberta’s provincial Ag-Info Centre. Producers were still hopeful that the weather would improve and the harvest would be completed before the winter, he said, but noted that in the middle of October “it’s a flip of a coin whether (the snow) stays or not.” Quality downgrades are the biggest issue facing canola and cereal crops yet to be harvested, said Cutts. High moisture content will be an issue, he added, but cooler temperatures should help keep that tough and damp grain from deteriorating before it can be dried down. While quality will be an issue, Cutts noted yields were generally looking good.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Wool studies help students see value of hard work — and generosity Grade 6 social studies students at Miami School learn to card and spin, knit and crochet BY LORRAINE STEVENSON Co-operator staff / Miami


ngela Dyck and Alyssa Bruce think a little differently than most teen girls about clothing. They don’t take a full closet for granted. Earlier generations didn’t have one, and it took a long time to make anything to wear, say the two 12-year-olds at Miami School. “We have it much better than they did,” says Dyck. They learned about that last year while in Mrs. Elaine Owen’s Grade 6 social studies class — where they also learned to card and spin wool and to knit and crochet. Owen introduced fibre studies and handcrafting into her Grade 6 classroom a couple of years back while looking for a new way to teach social studies, with its focus on Manitoba becoming a province. “I was thinking about something unusual I could do with my kids that might stand out in their minds,” she said. What better way, she thought, for them to connect with the values of their own families, and to respect hard work, she thought, than by having them learn to make small items of clothing, and understand the processes that go into it. She didn’t set out to teach all that herself, though. A self-described “OK knitter” she called on the youngsters’ grandmothers, who were happy to come to class and demonstrate knitting and crocheting techniques. While little fingers kept busy, they heard about how past generations made do, while seeing how great it is to know how to make things yourself, says Owen. They’ve learned to appreciate that something handmade is valuable in other ways too. “If Grandma or Auntie gives you a scarf or tuque or mitts or whatever they’ve made, they’ve put a lot of their time and love into it,” says Owen.

Donations The resources to do this came from a community as excited about the idea as Owen was. “People have been very kind,” she says. Fundraising by the parent council produced two spinning wheels for the classroom. Antique drum carders were donated. Owen wrote to the Scottish Tartan Authority about what they were doing and received a package of swatches and information about tartans. She connected with Briggs and Little Woolen Mill, Canada’s oldest woollen mill and it sent them a beautiful box of wool samples. Owen was so excited about that she had her class actually phone the mill’s owner

Elaine Owen, Grade 6 teacher at Miami School, holds the classroom’s pet angora rabbit that spends his days being patted and adored by students when they’re not knitting and spinning.  PHOTOs: LORRAINE STEVENSON

how much time it would take to make one of these sweaters. “We looked at wages and time and cost of the yarn. We had watched a video and read about how or iginally they were getting paid less than $50,” she said.

“If Grandma or Auntie gives you a scarf or tuque or mitts or whatever they’ve made, they’ve put a lot of their time and love into it.”


Elaine Owen Grade 6 Miami School teacher

and ask questions about the mill for a history lesson. Of course, all the yarn, wool and needles are donations too. “I’m lucky I have so many drawers in my classroom,” she says. “They fill up quickly.” But they empty out fast too. She tells her students people have donated to this, so it’s important to give back too. “So our motto is ‘make one item for yourself, make one item to donate,’” she said. The students have given items they’ve made, like scarves and neck warmers, to Genesis Ho u s e s h e l t e r i n Wi n k l e r and Main Street Project in Winnipeg. Meanwhile, this focus on fibre makes the difficulties of Canada’s earlier generations so much more real. While they

Alyssa Bruce (l) and Angela Dyck, who are enthusiastic participants in a fibre club at their school, demonstrate the hand-cranked carding drum in Mrs. Owen's classroom.

work on their projects, they’re learning about fair trade, the monetary value of labour and relations with First Nations people too. “We’ve talked about the Coast Salish Knitters,” says Owen. That group integrated its own ancient wool-working tradi-

tions with those of the Scottish and English settlers to make the iconic Cowichan sweater. But they weren’t always paid fairly for them, says Owen. To bring that point home, she had her students, familiar already with how long it takes to knit something, sit down and calculate

Her main hope is that these studies are creating “something that will last” among her students, she continues. “Lots of these kids have these skills from their moms and aunts and grannies,” she said. “It’s important to keep that connection strong.” Clearly, the kids enjoy it all. So much so, many continue on with their knitting and crocheting projects after Grade 6 in a lunch hour fibre club at school. That’s the club that Dyck, who is now in Grade 7, is in. She’s made slippers and scarves, and even tuques using a circular loom. “It’s a lot of fun to learn how to knit and crochet,” she says. Her friend, Alyssa Bruce, a g r e e s . S h e’s m a d e n e e dle felting pictures to give as Christmas presents. Now she’s making a scarf. This is a fun club and she likes what she’s learning in it, she said. “It will help me when I’m older. If I need to repair something or make a scarf, I will know how to, instead of going to buy one.”


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Prairie fare What kind of hand soap do you buy? Antimicrobial products are more sales pitch than actual need BY JULIE GARDEN-ROBINSON NDSU Extension Service


y eyes combed the store shelves in pursuit of the next item on my shopping list. I noted blue, orange, gold, green and clear liquid in plastic containers. I was beckoned by appealing descriptions on the front of the packages, including apple, cranberry, citrus and cucumber. I started picking up the bottles and reading more closely. I wasn’t comparing the nutritional value of foods or beverages. I was looking for liquid hand soap without an antibacterial additive. One of my specialty areas is food safety, so you might think I would be pushing anything that says “antibacterial.” However, that is not the case. Years ago, I read the preliminary handwashing research, which showed that the type of soap used to wash our hands made little difference in removal of bacteria and other micro-organisms. Instead, the effectiveness of soap on cleaning our hands depends on spending enough time scrubbing our hands and using water and “soap.” Soap marketing campaigns have helped convince us that we need the extra antibacterial ingredients. Really, we don’t need the antibacterial agents at all. In fact, some manufacturers are beginning to remove the antibacterial agents. Back in 2000, the American Medical Association stated: “Despite their recent proliferation in consumer products, the use of antimicrobial agents such as triclosan has not been studied extensively. No data exists to support their efficacy when used in such products or any need for them, but increased data now suggests growing acquired resistance to these commonly used antimicrobial agents.” Triclosan, the common agent in many antibacterial products, is regulated as a pesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been collaborating on this issue in recent years. Triclosan has been used in soaps, body washes, socks, toys and a variety of consumer goods.

  Photo: Thinkstock

According to a September 2016 information release from the FDA, “Many liquid soaps labelled antibacterial contain triclosan, an ingredient of concern to many environmental, academic and regulatory groups. Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters the way some hormones work in the body and raises potential concerns for the effects of use in humans. We don’t yet know how triclosan affects humans and more research is needed.” What about hand sanitizers? Hand sanitizers operate differently than antibacterial hand soaps. Sanitizers contain alcohol, and they are not linked to the same issues. Hand sanitizers should contain at least 60 per cent alcohol. Be cautious about having hand sanitizers around children because consuming more than a couple of mouthfuls may cause alcohol poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Washing our hands with soap and water when it is available is preferable to using hand sanitizers, especially in the kitchen when we are tr ying to remove greasy ingredients. Proper handwashing can help prevent colds, flu and foodborne illnesses. Pay attention to how and when you wash your hands. The CDC provides five steps for washing our hands: • Wet your hands with running water (warm or cool). Add soap.

Confetti Soup 1-3/4 tsp. canola oil 3/4 c. onions, peeled and diced 3/4 c. celery, diced 3/4 c. carrots, peeled and diced 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. whole fennel seed 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional but adds a “kick” to the recipe) 1-1/2 c. canned low-sodium black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 3-1/2 c. water 1 c. extra-lean turkey ham, diced into 1/4-inch pieces 1/3 c. kale, coarsely chopped 1-1/2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

A steaming bowl of soup is welcome this time of the year.   PHOTO: PIXABAY

Note: you can substitute another type of canned beans.

• L ather your hands by rubbing them together. Don’t forget to wash between your fingers and around and under your nails. • Scrub your hands at least 20 seconds. That’s the amount of time that singing the “Happy Birthday” song to yourself two times will take. • Rinse your hands under running water. • Dry with a clean towel or use an air dryer. • Remember to wash your hands before, during and after preparing food. Wash your hands before you eat in restaurants or at home. Wash your hands after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, blowing your nose or taking out the trash. Wash your hands before and after taking care of someone who is sick. The next time you are buying hand soap, body wash and other products that might state “antibacterial” on the label, you will want to reach for the “regular” products. Besides washing your hands, be sure to enjoy a healthful diet with a variety of foods. A steaming bowl of soup is welcome as our weather cools in the autumn. This tasty soup was developed by high school students at Burke Middle and High School and community members who worked with a chef in Charleston, S.C. Julie Garden-Robinson is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the department of health, nutrition and exercise sciences.

In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and celery. Cook for two to three minutes or until tender. Add carrots, salt, pepper, fennel seed and optional crushed red pepper. Cook for two to three more minutes. Add black-eyed peas and water. Cook uncovered for 24 minutes over medium heat. Add turkey ham and kale. Cook covered for an additional 10 minutes over medium heat until kale is tender. Add parsley right before serving. Makes six (1-cup) servings. Each serving has 94 calories, 3 grams (g) fat, 8 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fibre and 488 milligrams sodium.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Quilts warm hearts of L’Arche Homes residents Customized quilts given out at special celebration with quilter Anna Maendel present By Dora Maendel Freelance contributor


he residents of W i n n i p e g ’s s e v e n L’Arche Homes gathered at Dayspring House in late summer to participate in a unique celebration: each of the men and women was presented with a customized quilt made with fabric featuring personal preferences — animals, hobbies, interests and colours. Before the quilts were presented four new assistants were welcomed — including two from Germany — young volunteers who would be staying indefinitely, while the residents of some homes took the opportunity to bid farewell to those assistants who were leaving, presenting them with cards and gifts. Yu s u k e , a y o u n g m a n returning home to Japan after a year of working in House Chimo said, “I learned so much here! In particular, the importance of honesty and the warmth of being together.” Mariia, from Ukraine, a young volunteer in Dayspring since April, is returning to her second year of nursing studies at Swan River College. “I will miss the love and acceptance,” she said. Barb Pantel, recently retired homes co-ordinator of L’Arche explained the donated quilts project, and that the 26 quilts

Anna Maendel (l) explaining the quilt project to Barb Pantel.  

Ross gives a thumbs-up in appreciation for his Scottish-themed quilt while Barb Pantel (l) and a volunteer admire it.


had been topstitched and quilted by Portage-area quilter Anna Maendel. As each name was announced, residents went up — with smiles, glowing faces, and even a few tears — to accept their quilt. The concept of L’Arche Homes originates in the village of Trosly, France. In 1964, Jean Vanier, son of Georges P. Vanier, former Governor General of Canada, arranged for Raphael and Philippe, two mentally challenged men from a local institution, to join him in living and working together as brothers in a house he had bought in Trosly. A former naval officer, Vanier had also studied philosophy and theology. Later he wrote, “By the end of the summer a miracle had occurred.” Vanier was not referring to

the successfully renovated house, but to the bonding among them, the formation of a warm relationship where each was secure in the knowledge of the others’ acceptance and support. “We feel just as safe as the animals and Noah’s family in the ark,” the men told Vanier. “L’Arche” is French for “ark” and the name became permanent. Today there is a network of 149 L’Arche communities in 37 countries — safe places for people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. In early 2016, Manitoba Hutterite Colonies were told of a shipment of fabric at Lake Side Colony near Headingley, that had come from a Fabric Land store in Sask. that had to be cleared out due to smoke damage.

Browsing through the fabric, Anna Maendel was struck by the vast assortment of designs and themes. She even found a panel featuring a bright, eye-catching automobile — just what she needed to complete a quilt for Russel Thiessen, a longtime friend and resident of L’Arche Home “The Anchor.” Remembering that Russel does not live alone, she extended the offer of a quilt to his housemates also and upon learning that there are six L’Arche Homes in Winnipeg, to those residents as well. “It was my winter project,” she smiles, “which I would never have assumed, except for the unique opportunity of available fabric, and I could not have done it alone.”

Several quilts were pieced together by women from other colonies, Anita Warkentin of Winnipeg donated a towel for a tartan quilt requested by a resident and Serena Maendel of Fairholme appliquéd the Scottie dogs — truly a community effort. What made that evening at Dayspring so unique was the decision of L’Arche leaders to give out the quilts at a special celebration with Anna Maendel present. “The joy and gratitude in residents’ faces while accepting their own unique quilt, made it a profoundly enriching experience: I was the recipient and they the givers.” Dora Maendel writes from Fairholme Colony near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Prepare evergreens for the winter Evergreens behave differently than deciduous trees so need special care By Albert Parsons Freelance contributor


here are essential tasks to do before winter arrives if our gardens are to be in good shape in the spring. Some of the most important features in many landscapes are the evergreen trees and shrubs that add beauty, not only during the growing season but during the winter months as well. Because evergreens are just that — EVER green — they behave differently from deciduous trees. Since they do not lose their leaves (needles) they continue to experience photosynthesis and also have a higher rate of transpiration (water loss) than do deciduous trees. We must do everything we can in the fall to ensure that this damaging water loss is not fatal to the trees. Thorough watering of the soil around evergreens in late autumn, just before freeze-up, will enable the roots of the evergreen trees to take up water for as long as the soil isn’t completely frozen. The soil freezes gradually, so the lower levels will not be frozen for many weeks and during mild winters there may be some unfrozen soil around some of the deepest roots. An ample supply of water in the soil is vital to the winter survival of evergreen trees. Tender evergreens that are not totally hardy in our region can be further protected by adding a heavy layer of mulch

Cedars, particularly recently planted trees, should be thoroughly watered before winter sets in.   PHOTO: ALBERT PARSONS

under the trees to reduce the depth of frost in the soil. Evergreens transpire moisture through their needles; this process is slowed dramatically in winter because of the waxy coating on these needles, the reduction in the size of the leaf openings used for transpiration, and because of the reduced rate of photosynthesis. However, all evergreens will lose some moisture through their leaves during the winter.

Besides deep watering and mulches, protection from winter winds and from direct winter sunshine will benefit evergreens. Wind increases the rate of transpiration and dries out the needles, while direct sunlight — even seemingly bleak winter sun — will heat up the needles and increase the rate of photosynthesis, which will increase the tree’s need for water. Screens can be erected in front of smaller evergreens to shelter them from wind and sun. Any tender evergreens should have been planted in sheltered spots where they do not get direct winter sun and are not exposed to harsh winter winds. Besides tending to their water needs, evergreens should be protected from winter browsing by animals — deer in particular. Unobtrusive fencing made from stucco wire can be easily erected around individual trees. This wire is stiff and will stand up on its own so just a couple of posts hammered into the ground will hold it in place. If the idea of fencing is unappealing, products that repel deer are available that, when sprayed on the trees in late fall, will work all winter. If rabbits are a problem, protect the stems of trees by using guards around the base of the trunk. The guards should come up high enough on the trees to ensure that the rabbits cannot reach unprotected bark when standing on snowbanks. Fortunately rabbits find evergreens less appealing than other types of trees and shrubs.

Wind damage and damage from s n ow l o a d c a n a f f e c t e ve rg re e n s because they tend to accumulate more snow that leafless deciduous trees. Their needles provide more resistance to wind so damage from strong winds is more likely. Cedars and upright junipers can be tied so that individual stems do not bend down when snow accumulates on the trees. Using a soft but sturdy material to tie the trees into tight cones will enable them to withstand heavy snow loads with little ill effect. If you have any evergreens in pots, remove them from their containers and plant them in a location where they are sheltered from wind, protected from winter sun and get good snow cover. They can be planted into containers again in the spring. Sometimes trees suffer mechanical injury from snow-removal equipment. Ensure that snow-removal persons are aware that they should not push snow into the trees because branches might be broken. Prevent people from brushing against the foliage of evergreens as the needles and branches are stiff and not pliable in the winter and are easily damaged. Keep pathways far enough away to avoid such damage. Giving evergreen trees and shrubs some attention in the late fall will mean they will come through the winter in fine shape. Albert Parsons writes from Minnedosa, Manitoba


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


Old Iron Club still pitching in Members show a new generation how threshing used to be done

Barn fires cause devastating losses

By Darrell Nesbitt Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs release

Freelance contributor


ringing history to life, the Old Iron Club and its supporters pitched a few more sheaves this year than last. Even though the club took part in the “Harvesting Hope: a World Record to Help the Hungry” in Austin in July, the members still found the time and energy to stook, pitch and thresh approximately 30 acres of wheat just north of Strathclair in September. Walking across the field toward two antique threshing machines hooked to late-model tractors, and racks of sheaves waiting for strong arms and a pitchfork, Willard Moffet, president of the club, said, “Great day, perfect weather, for a few hours of threshing, and sharing how it was done back in the day.” Prior to the days of the modern combine — which combines the operations of picking up the crop, threshing and winnowing into one process — stand-alone threshers were a common sight on the Prairies. Invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle in 1786, the mechanized equipment, which separates the grain from stalks and husks, was a vast improvement over the hand-held flails which were previously used. There’s still plenty of handso n w o rk w i t h a t h re s h e r, though. The wheat must be cut and tied into bundles (sheaves). The sheaves are then gathered into groups called stooks, and left to dry. Then the sheaves are

B Battling the chaff dust, Terry Radcliffe of Cardale fed sheaves into an antique threshing machine.   PHOTO: DARRELL NESBITT

gathered onto a rack and fed into the threshing machine. Among the participants at the field north of Strathclair was Helmut Neufeld of Shoal Lake, who also had an important role in bringing the large threshing event to life at Austin by tuning up a number of machines. “If we don’t continue to teach younger generations about threshing machines and the importance of them in their day, it’s going to fall by the wayside,” said Neufeld. As sheaves were tossed, the strong south wind blowing the straw chaff made it difficult to breathe at times, however, the task was eventually taken care of. Meanwhile, in a field a short distance away, harvesting of today was also demonstrated with three massive John Deere combines knocking down a standing field of golden grain. From yesterday to today, passion for farming, dedication

to hard work, and a means of earning a living have remained constant. And for members of the Old Iron Club, yesterday’s work is today’s passion! Darrell Nesbitt writes from Shoal Lake, Manitoba

Prior to the days of the modern combine — which combines the operations of picking up the crop, threshing and winnowing into one process — standalone threshers were a common sight on the Prairies.

arn fires can cause a devastating loss of livestock and assets for owners in addition to emotional and economic hardships for families, businesses and communities. There are best practices to follow to reduce the risk of barn fires: • Have a qualified professional complete assessments of all farm buildings; • Have all electrical equipment inspected yearly by a licensed electrical contractor, including wiring, mechanical and heating systems; • When heat lamps are required, protect the immediate area with non-combustible sheathing, keep the area around the heat lamp clear of clutter or bedding materials that could catch

fire and only use heat lamps with the CSA or ULC label; • Establish good housekeeping practices — eliminate clutter inside and outside the buildings to lessen the risk of fire spreading; • Be sure to check exposed electrical equipment for corroded parts and repair all damaged fixtures or equipment as soon as possible; • Avoid storing dangerous fuels and chemicals such as gasoline, cleaning fluids or solvents inside barns; • E nsure that all applicable regulations are followed when constructing or renovating farm buildings; • M ake sure all equipment and motors are in good working condition, and free from dust and debris; • A lways keep a fire extinguisher on hand; • Make sure a reliable source of water is available and easily accessible by fire departments.

READER’S PHOTO This is a really good hair day!   PHOTO: CINDY MURRAY

This Old Elevator


n the 1950s, there were over 700 grain elevators in Manitoba. Today, there are fewer than 200. You can help to preserve the legacy of these disappearing “Prairie sentinels.” The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) is gathering information about all elevators that ever stood in Manitoba, regardless of their present status. Collaborating with the Manitoba Co-operator it is supplying these images of a grain elevator each week in hopes readers will be able to tell the society more about it, or any other elevator they know of. MHS Gordon Goldsborough webmaster and Journal editor has developed a website to post your replies to a series of questions about elevators. The MHS is interested in all grain elevators that have served the farm community. Your contributions will help gather historical information such as present status of elevators, names of companies, owners and agents, rail lines, year elevators were built — and dates when they were torn down (if applicable). There is room on the website to post personal recollections and stories related to grain elevators. The MHS presently also has only a partial list of all elevators that have been demolished. You can help by updating that list if you know of one not included on that list. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help the MHS develop a comprehensive, searchable database to preserve the farm community's collective knowledge of what was once a vast network of grain elevators across Manitoba. Please contribute to This Old Grain Elevator website at: http://www. You will receive a response, by email or phone call, confirming that your submission was received. Goldsborough is especially interested in determining when elevators were demolished. Readers with photos of elevator demolitions and dates of when these occurred can contact him directly at or call 204-782-8829.

In 1966, when this photo was taken, Angusville had no fewer than four grain elevators operated by three companies: Searle, United Grain Growers, and National. The UGG elevator, second from left, was built in 1934, replacing an elevator that had burned to the ground earlier that year. It was sold to Federal Grain in October 1968 then resold to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1972. Today, it is the only one left, used by a private company.   Source: Agricore United Engineering Department


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016


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ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE. teed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, MEYERS AUCTION NOTICE OF PUBLIC MULVEY “FLEA” MARKET. Osborne and AUCTION as instructed by the Town of Mulvey Ave. E. Winnipeg. Saturday’s, Sun- Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. Neepawa/Neepawa and area Planning Disday’s, Holidays, 10AM-5PM. 40+ vendors. JOHN DEERE 40, (between 1915-1920). trict, 6:00 PM, Oct. 28, 2016. Location: A/C. Debit, Visa, MC. Table or booth rental Running, fully restored, new tires, $5500. Neepawa Public works yard, 124 Gill info call 204-478-1217, Call 306-734-2960, Craik, SK. Drive. 2 seized modular homes, approx. 880 sq. ft. Bradley Meyers, Auctioneer, WANTED BLACKSMITH FORGE BLOWERS: 204-476-6262. Full details and pictures at: Dominion Mfg. Co., Grand Bay, NB.; NEED YOUR CESSNA, Thrush or any other Thompson Mfg. Co., NB; Canedy Otto Mfg. wings rebuilt? Phone 204-362-0406, Co., Western Chief; Also 1928-1929 Model Morden, MB. A Ford. 306-567-4360, Davidson, SK. PIPER PA22-20, 3637 TT, 150 HP, wing tip exts., Vortex generators, Cleveland brakes, Scott tail wheel, new: battery, turn and bank, DG and vertical compass, Tanis eng. heater, $35,000. Skis and extra propeller avail. 306-768-7330, Carrot River SK

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1960? MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE G705, approx. 85 HP, PS, dual hyd., 12V, 18.4x34 singles, cab, runs excellent, clean, no dents, shedded, easy for restoration, $2500. 306-238-7969, Goodsoil, SK. JD A, PTO, hydraulics, new tires, looks and runs great, $3900 OBO. Call Ernie at 306-220-2191, Saskatoon, SK. JD TRACTORS: JD 70 diesel, JD R, and 830. All running. Call 780-871-4300, Lloydminster, SK.

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KUBOTA RTV 900 XT Diesel, side by side, 285 original hours, currently has the V4290 Blade and power pack, with the remote mounted on unit, this may sell separate depending on interest. Large amount of tools and older farm equipment. For more information on auction items please contact: Morris Olafson 204-325-2141 or 204-822-3742

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AUCTION LOCATION: From Balcarres, SK, go 13 km (8.1 miles) West OR From Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, go 5.6 km (3.5 miles) Northeast on Hwy 22. Yard on North side. GPS: 50.789255, -103.715426 A PARTIAL EQUIPMENT LIST INCLUDES: (3) 2014 Case IH 620 Quadtrac Track Tractors · 2013 Case IH Puma 160 MFWD Tractor · 2010 Kubota M135X MFWD Tractor · 2003 Kubota M100 MFWD Tractor · (4) 2014 Case IH 9230 Combines · (2) 2014 MacDon FD75-S 35 Ft Flex Draper Headers · (2) 2013 Case IH 2162 35 Ft Flex Draper Headers · (3) 2013 MacDon M205 35 Ft Swathers · 2014 Case IH Patriot 3330 100 Ft High Clearance Sprayer · 2014 Case IH Patriot 4430 100 Ft High Clearance Sprayer · (2) 2015 Mack CHU613 Sleeper T/A Truck Tractors · (2) 2009 Mack CXU613 Sleeper T/A Truck Tractors ·

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TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in obsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK. ONE OF SASK’s largest inventory of used heavy truck parts. 3 ton tandem diesel motors and transmissions and differentials for all makes! Can-Am Truck Export Ltd., 1-800-938-3323. TRUCK PARTS: 1/2 to 3 ton, new and used. We ship anywhere. Contact Phoenix Auto, 1-877-585-2300, Lucky Lake, SK. SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located in Weyburn, SK. 306-842-2641. Used car parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. WRECKING VOLVO TRUCKS: Misc. axles and parts. Also tandem trailer suspension axles. Call 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. SASKATOON TRUCK PARTS CENTRE Ltd. North Corman Industrial Park. New and used parts available for 3 ton trucks all the way up to highway tractors, for every make and model, no part too big or small. Our shop specializes in custom rebuilt differentials/transmissions and clutch installations. Engines are available, both gas and diesel. Re-sale units are on the lot ready to go. We buy wrecks for parts, and sell for wrecks! For more info. call 306-668-5675 or 1-800-667-3023. DL #914394 WRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 or email: Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK.


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ALL ALUMINUM TANDEMS, tridems and Super B Timpte grain trailers. Call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946 or see www.Maximinc.Com

T800 KENWORTHS ALL HEAVY SPECS 18 spd., full lockers, 2008, 2007 w/bunks. Also daycab 2009, new trans. and clutch; 2009 KW T660, new ISX Cummins, tranny, and clutch, 18 spd., lockers; 2008 Western Star 10 spd. auto. w/clutch; 2008 IH 9900 daycab, ISX Cummins, 18 spd., lockers, 290,000 kms; 2007 Pete 379, daycab and bunk; 2013 IH 5900i, 42” bunk, 46 diff., 4-way lock, 18 spd., 390,000 kms; 2006 Pete 378, Cat 18 spd., 46 diff., 4-way locks w/roo-bar bumper; 2007 IH 9200, daycab, ISX 435, 13 spd; 1996 KW T800, 475 Cat, 13 spd, rebuilt diffs and tranny. Ron Brown Implements, Delisle, SK., 306-493-9393. DL #905231.

SCHOOL BUSES: 23 to 66 passenger, 1991 to 2007, $3000 and up. 16 buses in stock! Call Phoenix Auto, Lucky Lake, SK. 1-877-585-2300. DL #320074.

CHECK OUT OUR parts specials at www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim CM TRUCK BEDS. Starting at $2895. Call Jason’s Agri-Motive, 306-472-3159 or visit Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. us at: SPECIAL PURCHASE OF New and near- 24’ GOOSENECK 3-8,000 lb. axles, $7890; new 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to Bumper pull tandem lowboys: 18’, 14,000 $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. lbs., $4450; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3390; 16’, DL #914077. 7000 lbs., $2975. Factory direct. 2016 SUBARU IMPREZA consumer reports 888-792-6283. as best small call starting at $23,360! Call 53’ AND 48’ tridem, tandem stepdecks, for best price!! 1-877-373-2662 or w/wo sprayer cradles; 53’, 48’ and 28’ DL #914077. tridem, tandem highboys, all steel and combos. Super B Highboys; Tandem and S/A converter w/drop hitch; 53’-28’ van trailers; Pintle hitch tandem flatdeck. Ron Brown Imp. 306-493-9393, Delisle, SK. DL #905231. BEHNKE DROP DECK semi style and CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used pintle hitch sprayer trailers. Air ride, highway tractors. For more details call tandem and tridems. Contact SK: 204-685-2222 or view information at 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. TOPGUN TRAILER SALES “For those who ALL ALUMINUM TANDEMS, tridems and demand the best.” PRECISION AND Super B Timpte grain trailers. Call Maxim AGASSIZ TRAILERS (flatdecks, end Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946 or see dumps, enclosed cargo). 1-855-255-0199, www.Maximinc.Com Moose Jaw, SK.

NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 years body and paint experience. We do metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to daycab conversions. Sandblasting and paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop shop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. PRAIRIE SANDBLASTING & PAINTING. Trailer overhauls and repairs, alum. slopes and trailer repairs, tarps, insurance claims, and trailer sales. Epoxy paint. Agriculture and commercial. Satisfaction guaranteed. 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK. 2008 TIMPTE TRI-AXLE, w/good rubber and lift axles, SGI safety. 2004 LODELINE tri-axle belly dump gravel trailer w/new brakes, drums and cams, SGI safety. 306-487-7799 306-487-2633 Lampman SK 1996 MIDLAND 24’ tandem pup, stiff pole, completely rebuilt, new paint and brakes, like new, $18,500. Merv 306-276-7518, 306-767-2616, leave message, Arborfield, SK. DL #906768. NEW WILSON AND CASTLETONS: 44’ tridem, 3 hopper, 2 hopper and 36’ tandem; 2014 Wilson Super B; 2010 Lode-King alum., with alum. budds, lift axles, Michel’s chute openers; 2005 Lode-King Super B. Ron Brown Imp. 306-493-9393. DL #905231. REMOTE CONTROL TRAILER CHUTE openers can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. FM remote controls provide maximum range and instant response while high torque drives operate the toughest of chutes. Easy installation. Kramble Industries, call 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or visit us online at: to check out our inventory of quality used highway tractors! Or call: 204-685-2222 MacGregor MB NEW INTERNATIONAL TERRASTAR 3 ton 4x4 at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. 2016 RAM 1500, new, 5.7L, true blue pearl, $49,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL# 311430. 2016 FORD F-150 Eco Boost, Sport, black beauty, like new. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL# 311430.

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2002 IH 2600 w/B&H; 2009 Mack AutoShift, B&H; 2009 IH ProStar 8600, Cummins eng, AutoShift, B&H. Call Merv at 306-276-7518 or 306-767-2616, Arborfield, SK. DL #906768 AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #327784.

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NEW INTERNATIONAL TERRASTAR 3 ton TANDEM AXLE GRAVEL trucks in invento4x4 at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim ry. New and used, large inventory across Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. Western Canada at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer 1-888-986-2946 2013 RAM 2500 Laramie, Crew, 98,000 kms, $42,900; 2012 GMC Duramax, C&C, $28,900; 2006 Ram 2500, Cummins dsl., Quadcab, $13,999. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. DL #909250. MACK CHU613 Pinnacle, 505 HP, 18 2014 FORD F150, XTR 4x4, tire wheel pkg. 2013 14 front, 46 rears, 222” WB, alum. $250 bi-weekly. Greenlight Truck & Auto, spd., wheels, Renn box plumbed for pup, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 174,000 15’ kms, 11.24 rubber, $105,000. DL# 311430. Call 306-731-7266, Strasbourg, SK. 2011 DODGE RAM 3500, Laramie, 4x4 diesel, 6.7L, 6 spd., local trade. Greenlight 1977 FORD 9000 gravel truck, Cummins Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, engine, 15 spd., $10,000. 306-737-0137, Regina, SK. SK. DL# 311430.

CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used highway tractors. For more details call CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used 204-685-2222 or view information at highway tractors. For more details call 204-685-2222 or view information at 2009 MACK CH613, 505,000 kms, new 2015 20’ NeuStar grain box, 365 HP , 10 2013 CANUCK END DUMP gravel trailer, air ride, manual tarp, vg cond., new MB. spd., $55,900. 204-470-8215 Winnipeg MB safety, $45,000. Can deliver. Call anytime ALL ALUMINUM TANDEMS, tridems and 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. Super B Timpte grain trailers. Call Maxim 14’ TANDEM UTILITY flatdeck w/ramps, Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946 or see 12,000 lbs. GVW, new safety, $3750 OBO. www.Maximinc.Com 204-794-5979, Springfield, MB. CHECK OUT OUR parts specials at: www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim Truck & Trailer toll free 1-888-986-2946. 2008 WABASH 51’ tandem axle dry van, low miles, current SK. safety, $12,500. Call Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest, now own the best. Hoffart Services, Odessa, SK. BERG’S GRAIN BODIES: Custom grain, 306-957-2033 silage and gravel bodies. Berg’s Prep & Paint. Call 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB. ALLISON AUTOMATIC TRUCKS: Several trucks with auto trans. available with C&C or grain or gravel box. Starting at $19,900. K&L Equipment, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK. DL #910885. 2016 BIG TEX trailer goosenecks: 25, 30’ and 33’ with mega ramps, 23,900 lbs. GVWR. Start price, $12,495, incl. free spare. Jason’s Agri-Motive, Lafleche, SK., 306-472-3159. 100 MISC. SEMI TRAILER FLATDECKS, $2,500 to $30,000. 7 heavy tri-axle low beds and 8 16-wheelers, $18,800 to $70,000. 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK.

2009 MACK, 460 HP, AutoShift trans., new BH&T, real nice shape, $71,500; 2007 Kenworth, C13 425 HP Cat, AutoShift trans., 13 spd., new 20’ BH&T, $71,500; 2002 IHC 1654, 350 HP IH engine, 10 spd. trans., new 20’ BH&T, 220,000 kms, $49,500; 1990 Kenworth T600, 450 HP Detroit, 10 spd., alum. front wheels, good tires, pulls good w/1996 36’ Cancade 2 hopper grain trailer, nice shape, $35,000. Trades accepted. Merv at 306-276-7518, 306-767-2616, Arborfield, SK DL #906768



2014 F550 FORD, w/Maxon, 1650 lbs., 144”x90” deck with lift/gate, 6550 miles, mint condition, $48,000 OBO. Call 204-981-3636, Cartier, MB.


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1999 IH 4700, SA, flatdeck w/17’ steel SUPPLIES LTD. flatdeck, 11x22.5 tires, 230,000 kms, 444 ST. LAZARE, MB. IH dsl., 10 spd., safetied, real good shape, 1-800-510-3303 $19,500; 1994 GMC Topkick tandem w/24’ flatdeck, 563,000 kms, 3116 Cat diesel, 10 spd., 11x22.5 tires, real good CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no exshape, $21,500. Call Merv 306-276-7518, posed screws to leak or metal overlaps. 306-767-2616, Arborfield, SK. DL 906768. Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, churches, pig barns, commercial, arch rib buildCIM TRUCK BODIES, grain, silage, gravel, 2006 INT. 4300 SEPTIC TRUCK, DT466, ing and residential roofing; also available decks, service and installation. For factory direct pricing and options, call Humboldt, 5 spd. Allison RD, 1200 Imp. gal. tank in Snap Lock. 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK. w/new MEC 8000 285 cu. ft. vac pump, SK., 306-682-2505 or $45,000 OBO. 306-331-7150, Dysart, SK. 2009 FREIGHTLINER, 10 spd., Eaton AutoShift w/clutch, DD15 Detroit w/20’ BH&T; BALE PICKER TRUCK: 1994 IH 9400, 2008 tandem IH 7600, Cummins, 10 spd., 425 Cat, 13 spd., 466,000 kms, c/w 2001 new BH&T; 2004 Pete 330 S/A, Cat Allison 14 bale Cancade self-loading/unloading auto. w/new 16’ BH&T. Ron Brown Imp. deck and 14 bale tandem axle pup. 306-264-3834, 306-264-7733, Kincaid, SK. 306-493-9393, DL 905231

1985 INT. TANDEM dump truck, Cummins SEVERAL DODGE DIESELS, 2005-2014. 210 HP, 9 spd., good 11R22.5 rubber, 2 crew cab dually’s. Call Your diesel truck $15,000. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. specialist! 204-981-0970, Winnipeg, MB.

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ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, all in stock. Custom sizes on order. Log siding, cove siding, lap siding, shiplap, 1” and CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used 2” tongue and groove. V&R Sawing, highway tractors. For more details call 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. 204-685-2222 or view information at

2015 FORD F-350 XLT diesel, only 3000 kms. Must See! Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 3 TON GRAIN TRUCK, 1974 Dodge w/Univision hoist, 920 rubber, brand new rubber DL# 311430. all around, 5 spd., heavy duty, $8000. Will2015 FORD F-250 Lariat, 6.7L diesel, sun- ing to trade for 35’ Morris Series VII cultiroof, nav. Greenlight Truck & Auto, vator with harrows. Call 306-460-9027, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 306-460-4462, 306-463-3480, Flaxcombe, DL# 311430. 2015 CHEV SILVERADO, high country, ATTENTION FARMERS: 12 tandems in 6.2L, heated cooled seats. Greenlight stock, automatics and standards. Yorkton, Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK., Yellowhead Sales, 306-783-2899. SK. DL# 311430. REMOTE CONTROL ENDGATE AND 2013 CHEV SILVERADO 2500HD LTZ, dsl. hoist systems can save you time, energy 6.6L, leather, sunroof. Greenlight Truck & and keep you safe this seeding season. Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. Give Kramble Industries a call at DL# 311430. 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or visit us 2011 CHEV SILVERADO 2500HD LTZ fully online at: loaded, diesel, leather, sunroof. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL# 311430.

2004 CHEV SILVERADO 2500HD LT dsl., leather. Must see, exc. shape! Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, ALL ALUMINUM TANDEMS, tridems and SK. DL# 311430. Super B Timpte grain trailers. Call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946 or see www.Maximinc.Com CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used highway tractors. For more details call 204-685-2222 or view information at


2013 PROSTAR IH day cab truck with indash GPS, 500 HP Maxx force 18 spd., 46,000 rears, 3.91 ratio, 228” WB, approx. 129,000 kms, 11R22.5 tires, c/w wet kit for only $73,000. New MB. safety. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. SLEEPERS AND DAYCABS. New and used. Huge inventory across Western Canada at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. 2011 PETERBILT 386, 550 ISX, 18 spd., lockers, leather, loaded, $53,500. Call 306-921-7721, Melfort, SK. 2011 KENWORTH T800, 550 ISX, 18 spd., Super 40’s very good condition, $59,900. Call 306-921-7721, Melfort, SK. 2006 WESTERN STAR 4900, 515 Detroit, 60 Series, 18 spd., 46 rears, full lockers, only 278,000 kms, $43,900. 306-921-7721, Melfort, SK.

DECKS, DRY VANS, reefers and storage trailers at: www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. SPECIAL PURCHASE OF New and nearnew 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. DL #914077. 2016 SUBARU FORESTER name top pick for 2016. Starting from $29,360. Great selection to choose from!! 1-877-373-2662 or DL# 91407.

FARM CHEMICAL / SEED COMPLAINTS We also specialize in: agricultural complaints of any nature; Crop ins. appeals; Spray drift; Chemical failure; Residual herbicide; Custom operator issues; Equip. malfunctions. Licensed Agrologist on Staff. For assistance and compensation call

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DEBTS, BILLS AND charge accounts too high? Need to resolve prior to spring? Call us to develop a professional mediation plan, resolution plan or restructuring plan. Call toll free 1-888-577-2020. FARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. Management Group for all your borrowing and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, Regina, SK.

CUSTOM SWATHING AND COMBINING, cereals and specialty crops. 36’ and 42’ HoneyBee headers. Murray 306-631-1411. CUSTOM COMBINING: GLEANER R72, 36’ MacDon header and tandem truck. Moose Jaw/Davidson, SK area. Ph 306-693-9847.

WILL FEED COWS. Reasonable rates. Have feed- barley, alfalfa, corn silage plus hay bales. Feed analysis avail. 306-768-3226, 306-768-7386, Carrot River, SK. COMMERCIAL GRADE Wind and weather shelter buildings available in widths from 20’ to 90’. Prices starting at $2495. If you have bought an auction building and need to upgrade to more durable material or LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom parts we can help. Located in Yorkton. hay hauling. Call 306-567-7100, Imperial, Contact Paul at 306-641-5464 or Ladimer SK. 306-795-7779. EQUIPMENT TOWING/ HAULING. Reasonable rates. Contact G H Wells Services and Trucking, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK.

PRIVE BUILDING MOVERS Ltd.! Bonded, licensed for SK. and AB. Fully insured. Moving all types and sizes of buildings. NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, Call Andy 306-625-3827, Ponteix, SK. payloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used vertical beater spreaders. Phone highway tractors. For more details call 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. 204-685-2222 or view information at CUSTOM LIQUID MANURE hauling, 3 tanks available. Contact George in Hague, SLEEPERS AND DAYCABS. New and used. 100 SEAT BAR/ OFFSALE and food in SW SK. 306-227-5757. Huge inventory across Western Canada at Sask town. Great for first time buyers. Due www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & to illness only, $27,900. 306-666-3800. BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. way to clear land. Four season service, SHOE REPAIR BUSINESS, all machinery competitive rates, 275 HP unit, also avail. trackhoe with thumb, multiple bucket atSPECIAL PURCHASE OF New and near 1969. 306-842-3611, Weyburn, SK. tachments. Bury rock and brush piles and new 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to fence line clearing. Borysiuk Contracting $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. 160 ACRES, near Regina, w/yard and busi- Inc., Prince Albert, SK., DL #914077. ness opportunity; 3 acre greenhouse op- 306-960-3804. eration, near Regina, includes home; SW SK. restaurant, lounge includes 15 room MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. motel; Assiniboia Investment Property - Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: DECKS, DRY VANS, reefers and storage Medical building; 30 minutes from Regina, trailers at: www.Maximinc.Com or call viable hotel, restaurant/offsale on Hwy 39; Vanguard bar and grill, incl. 3 bdrm. home. REGULATION Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’, Brian Tiefenbach, 306-536-3269, Colliers $2000; 160x60x14’, $2950; 180x60x14’, Int., Regina, SK. $3450; 200x60x14’, $3950; Larger sizes available. Travel incl. in Sask. Gov’t grants Go public with an ad in the Manitoba Co- available. 306-222-8054, Saskatoon, SK. operator classifieds. Phone 1-800-782-0794. OAK LUMBER, 2x4x8’, $5 each. Fir: 2x12”, 18 and 20’ lengths, $1.80/linear ft. Fir: 4x4x18’, $1/linear ft. Spruce: 2x6”, 10 and 20’, $.60/linear ft. Spruce: 4x6x20’, $1.20/linear ft. Large quantity of used fir siding averaging 12’, offers? Lawrence FARMERS AND BUSINESS PERSONS need 204-836-2686, St. Alphonse, MB. financial help? Go to: or call 306-757-1997. 315 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK.

LETOURNEAU LS 13 yd. hyd. scraper; 1994 JLG basket boom lift, 4730 hrs, 104 hrs on rebuilt eng. 204-326-3109, Steinbach, MB. PIONEER 2436 Primary jaw crusher with vibratory feeder, 671 Detroit dsl., $95,000 OBO. Call 204-372-6832, Broad Valley, MB. CAT HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS: 463, 435, 80 and 70, all vg condition, new conversion. Also new and used scraper tires. Can deliver. 204-793-0098, Stony Mountain, MB. 1988 JD 644E wheel loader, 23.5x25 tires, 4 cubic yard bucket with teeth, $29,750. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. 2010 CAT 950H WHEEL LOADER, 27,417 hrs., w/Cat quick coupler bucket, 3-3/4 cu. yards, 23.5x25 tires, F.O.B. $75,000. 204-795-9192 Plum Coulee, MB

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

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1988 JD 644E wheel loader, 23.5x25 tires, 4 cubic yard bucket w/teeth, $29,750. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. 2011 CAT D6TXW, PAT dozer, ripper, 11,300 hrs., recent new idlers and rollers, $110,000. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee MB 2 VOLVO A-30D Articulated trucks, 23.5x25 tires, 2003 and 2004, $85,000 each. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. 2004 CAT D6N LGP crawler, 6-way dozer, AC, canopy, diff. steer, cargo winch, new UC, 10,800 hrs., $90,000; 2007 KOMATSU PC200 LC-8 hyd. excavator w/QA cleanup bucket, 9’6” stick, aux. hyds., 12,582 hrs., $55,000. To fit 320 KOMATSU loader: loader forks, $2800; pallet forks, $3400; 104” 3.5 yd tooth bucket, $5000. 6- 64” excavator cleanup buckets, $4,000- $5,000/ea.; 62” cleanup bucket, $4000; 48” frost ripper, $2500; New hyd. thumb and cyl., for 270 machine, $8500. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. WANTED: 2- D7R CATERPILLARS, with SU bulldozer blades, 2005 to 2009. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. WANTED: RUBBER TIRED CASE or Drott excavator in good running condition. Call 204-835-2345, McCreary, MB.


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STARTING ENGINE WITH TRANSMISSION, to fit D7, D8 Caterpillars. 204-859-2724, Rossburn, MB.

BEHLEN STEEL BUILDINGS, quonsets, convex and rigid frame straight walls, grain tanks, metal cladding, farm- commercial. Construction and concrete crews. Guaranteed workmanship. Call your Saskatoon and Northwest Behlen Distributor, Janzen Steel Buildings, 306-242-7767, Osler, SK.

5 YARD PULL SCRAPER, good condition, new blade, fresh paint, $5000. Call 306-335-2777, Lemberg, SK. CAT 631B MOTOR scraper 31 yd. capacity, runs good, $18,500. Call Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.

STRAIGHT WALL BUILDING packages or built on site. For early booking call ATTACHMENTS: Skidsteer brush cutters, 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: forks, buckets, augers, brooms. Conquest HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, custom conversions available. Looking for INSULATED FARM SHOP packages or Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd., built on site, for early booking call 1975 CAT D8K, hyd. winch, twin tilt angle 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: 306-231-7318, 306-682-4520 Muenster SK blade, 26” pads, very good undercarriage, recent engine rebuild, excellent running 2011 JD 624K wheel loader, CAHR, QCGP WOOD POST BUILDING packages or built condition, 60 hour warranty, 14’ blade, 300 bucket, forks, 5025 hrs., ride-control, aux. on site. For early booking call HP, S/N #71V2222, $75,000. Can deliver. hyd., traction control, grill guard, Beacon, 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 20.5x25 Michelin’s, premium condition, $139,000. 306-621-0425, Yorkton, SK. PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS for 2005 CAT 304 mini excavator, 2 buckets, all your agricultural, equestrian, industrial, shop or storage needs. Call 306-249-2355 2002 KOMATSU WA380-3L WHEEL loader, 514 orig. hrs., like new, $40,000. for a free quote. Montana Construction low hrs., 4 yd. bucket, 23.5x25- 90%, exc. 306-737-0137, Regina, SK. Saskatoon. cond., $73,000. 306-921-7583 Melfort, SK. 1980 CAT 966C loader. Completely rebuilt HOUGH 65 PAYLOADER, works well, c/w third valve, $65,000. 306-764-3877 or $10,000; 1992 Champion grader 740, very 306-960-4651, Prince Albert, SK. good condition, $22,500; Fiat Allis grader, TIM’S CUSTOM BIN MOVING and Haul165 HP, new tires, works well, $12,500. ing Inc. Up to 22’ diameter. 204-362-7103 Call 306-696-6666, Broadview, SK. SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS: Buckets, rock GSI COMMERCIAL HOPPER bins. WentGREAT PRICES ON new, used and remanugrapples, weld-on plates, hyd. auworth Ag 1-877-655-9996, ask about our 2006 D61 PX-15, 2405 org. hrs., 6-way buckets, brush cutters and more large stock. factured engines, parts and accessories for specials blade, 34” pads, near new UC, 155 HP, ex- gers, diesel pickups. Large inventory, engines Top quality equipment, quality welding cellent working cond., S/N B41323. Can and sales. Call Darcy at 306-731-3009, can be shipped or installed. Give us a call deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. or check: JTL CORRUGATED HOPPER bins. Call 306-731-8195, Craven, SK. Thickett Engine Rebuilding. 204-532-2187, Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996 ask about Russell, MB. our specials. Email: 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, GSI TOP DRY bins. Call Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996, ask about our specials. 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. or WANTED DIESEL CORES: ISX and N14 Cummins, C15 Cats, Detroits Ddec 3, 4, DD15. Can-Am Truck 1-800-938-3323. 290 CUMMINS, 350 Detroit, 671 Detroit, Series 60 cores. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK EXTREME DUTY BRUSHCUTTER. Made in Canada, 1/4” steel, 66” cut Omni HD gearbox & Parker hyd. motor. Cuts up to 4” trees, two 1/2”x3”x24” blades on a stump jumper, c/w hyd. hoses and flat face couplers. Std. flow operation, open rear discharge prevents under deck build up, fits most skidsteers, $4995. 72” & 80” also in stock. Agrimex, 306-331-7443, Dysart, SK. 2004 JD 270 LC excavator, 2 buckets, 1 48” dirt and 1 60” rake, low hrs., exc. cond, $75,000. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK CAT D7E, 13’ tilt and angle blade, ROP’s, EXCELLENT FARM CATS for sale come with full bush guards, 50% UC, starts and runs warranty: Komatsu, Cat, Fiat Allis. Call for great. Winch with arch for logging. Asking more info excellent working condition. $30,000. Call 306-629-3752, Morse, SK. Most newer UC, rebuilt engine, and trans ATTACHMENTS PARTS COMPONENTS bush, guarded. Call for price. Can deliver. for construction equipment. Attachments 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. for dozers, excavators and wheel loaders. Re-built, Surplus and New equip2003 MACK VISION;1990 IHC 9400 Eagle; Used, parts and major components. Call 1979 IHC model 1954 tandem dump ment Western Heavy Equipment 306-981-3475, truck; 1990 Arne’s triple axle cross dump Prince Albert, SK. trailer; Wabco grader; 1986 Midland TA cross dump trailer; 1959 Fruehauf equip. trailer; 1998 Kobelco 150 Mark IV track excavator; 1973 Case W26B rubber tire loader; 1968 JD 544 rubber loader. Doug at 204-732-2161, Meadow Portage, MB. 2008 CAT 928H wheel loader, c/w bucket, set of forks available, 4800 hrs., new tires 20.5R28, ride control, Quick Attach. Job ready, $115,000. Can deliver. Call anytime 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

1980 CAT D8K, dirt tilt blade, bush sweeps good UC, $46,000. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB. JD 544B LOADER, $14,500; Bobcat 943 skidsteer, $14,900; NH LX865 skidsteer, $12,900; Soil mover 7 yard scraper, $7000; Ashland 6 yard. scraper, $5000 1-866-938-8537. SKIDSTEER LOADERS: 2008 Case 440, Series 3, $27,500 OBO; 2006 Case 440, $24,500 OBO; 2007 Case 420, $22,500 OBO. Ph. 204-794-5979, Springfield, MB. 2 MACK TANDEM trucks w/dump boxes, $7700 ea; IH 366 dsl., 34,000 kms and 16’ van body. Few other trucks in stock; 100’ ladder truck; 2 Cat scrapers 463, $23,000 for pair; New 24’ garbage box. Salvage of all types. Call Cambrian Equipment Sales Ltd., 494 Panet Road, Winnipeg, MB., 204-667-2867 fax 204-667-2932.

FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL motor sales, service and parts. Also sale of, and repairs to, all makes and sizes of pumps and phase converters, etc. Tisdale Motor Rewinding 1984 Ltd., 306-873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005A111th Ave., Tisdale, SK. Website:

TEMPORARY GRAIN BINS, selected 3/8” fir plywood with all holes drilled. Wood sizes from 1750 bu., $431 to 11,700 bu., $852 including hardware. All sizes in stock. All rings 4’ high. Best quality avail. Canadian made quality silver cone shaped tarps available for all sizes. All tarps in stock. Complete packages include freight to any major point in Western Canada. Overnight 2 FORD ENGINES: 1972 460 cu. inch, and delivery to most major points in Western 1974 429 cu. in. Both completely rebuilt, Canada. Willwood Industries toll free $3500/each. Phone 306-764-3877 or 1-866-781-9560, fax 306-781-0108. For 306-960-4651, Prince Albert, SK. pricing, details, pics:

FOR ALL YOUR STRUCTURAL STEEL, roofing and siding needs, big or small. Call Fouillard Steel Supplies, St. Lazare, MB. 1-800-510-3303. Remember nobody sells roofing and siding cheaper!! Nobody. GSI FLAT BOTTOM bins. Call Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996 ask about our specials. or AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. For the customer that prefers quality. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK.

100’x200’x22’ Steel Farm Building. Ready for set-up on your farm today. Foundation specs can be supplied. Includes 26 gauge EXCAVATOR ATTACHMENTS IN STOCK. ext. sheeting and trims, $153,900 plus WBM/CAT/CWS. Western Heavy Equip- tax. Add doors and insulation as needed. ment, 306-981-3475, Prince Albert, SK. Other sizes available. 1-888-398-7150 or 15 HEAVY LO-BEDS, $11,000-$70,000. email Pictures and prices at 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK. STEEL CLADDING SALE: New Grade A 29 gauge white-white metal cladding 3/4” 1997 SELLICK SD60 rough terrain fork- high rib cut to your length for only lift, 6000 lbs, 4 WD, cab, diesel, $16,900. .75¢/sq.ft. All accessories, fasteners and 1-888-278-4905. flashings are available. Call Prairie Steel in 2011 JD 323D MULTI-TERRAIN track Clavet, SK., 1-888-398-7150, or email skidsteer, 69 HP, 1468 hours, 2 spd., aux. hyds., 76” bucket, nice cab, $34,800. 1-888-278-4905. POLE BARNS, WOODSTEEL packages, hog, chicken and dairy barns. Construction 13.00x-24 TOP TRUST New industrial and concrete crews available. Mel or Scott, tires, 16 ply, tubeless, $436. MR Steel Construction, 306-978-0315, 1-888-278-4905. Hague, SK. 19.5L-24 TOP TRUST new industrial tires, 12 ply, tubeless, $599. 1-888-278-4905. ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull behind large 4 WD tractors, 14’ and 16’ blade widths avail. 306-682-3367, CWK Ent. Humboldt, SK.

HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, 80, and 435, 4 to 30 yd. available. Rebuilt 1992 CHAMPION GRADER, 740 Series III for years of trouble-free service. Lever w/snow-wing, 14,000 hrs., 16R24TG Holdings Inc. 306-682-3332 Muenster, SK. Bridgestone tires, all around good cond., 2004 VOLVO BL70 backhoe 4x4, extend$38,000 OBO. 204-981-3636, Cartier, MB. a-hoe, 1585 orig. hrs., orig. tires and buckMAGNUM 8.0 KW light tower generator, et teeth, machine exceptional condition, Kubota diesel, $4400. Call Larry at used mainly for snow removal on acreage, 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. $45,000 OBO. 306-370-1603, Beechy, SK.

OPI GRAIN MANAGEMENT Systems. Call Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996 ask about our specials. Email:

MERIDIAN 300 TON SS liquid fertilizer tank, two 3” SS valves, like new. 306-921-6697, 306-921-8498, Melfort, SK. 2015 VALMAR 7600 66’ boom, PTO fan dr., var. rate JD control, secondary mech. metering, large floatation tires, 3 mtd. camePOLY GRAIN BINS, 40 to 150 bu. for grain ras, $75,000. Luseland, SK, 306-372-4521. cleaning, feed, fertilizer and left over treated seed. 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK. LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stocking dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid Openers, 18” to 39”. Rosler Construction 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK.

JTL SMOOTH WALL hopper bins. Call Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996 ask about our specials. Email:

NEW 2016 BRANDT swing away augers, CONTAINERS FOR SALE OR RENT: All 13110HP+, 4 to choose from. 2 electric sizes. Now in stock: 50 used, 53’ steel and and 1 hyd. swing away, 13,000 bu. per/hr. 3 augers, M13X110 HP, 1 auger, 10”x80’ insulated SS. 306-861-1102, Radville, SK. $33,000 ea. Call any time, 204-743-2324, SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’- Cypress River, MB. 53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, MERIDIAN GRAIN AUGERS: 2015, 14x95, slightly used, $32,000. Comes with Saskatoon, SK. warranty. Brian 204-724-6197, Souris, MB. HARVEST SPECIALS: LARGE selection of Meridian swing away and belt drive augers, set-up and ready to use. Plus used in stock: 2012 Meridian SLMD 12x72 c/w Agremote mover and hyd. winch, $14,800; 2004 Westfield MK100-61 s/a, $5500; Brandt 10x60 s/a, $5500; Wheatheart 8x51 c/w mover, $8900. We’re dealers for Convey-All conveyors. Leasing available! Dale, Mainway Farm Equipment, Davidson, SK. 306-567-3285 or cell 306-567-7299. View: HORNOI LEASING NEW and used 20’ and MERIDIAN AUGERS IN STOCK: swings, 40’ sea cans for sale or rent. Call truck loading, Meridian SP movers. Call Hoffart Services Inc., Odessa, SK., 306-757-2828, Regina, SK. 306-957-2033. 20’ and 40’ SHIPPING CONTAINERS, and storage trailers. Large Sask. inventory. NEW MERIDIAN AUGERS with motor, clutch, reversing gearbox and lights. Phone 1-800-843-3984 or 306-781-2600. HD8-39, $15,350; HD8-59, $17,250; 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and TL10-39 (2 only!), $16,500; HD10-59, modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina $18,995. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. and Saskatoon, SK. USED AUGERS: R10-41 Wheatheart 38HP 306-933-0436. w/mover, HD clutch, bin hopper $10,500 exc. cond.; TL12-1200 Sakundiak 39’, 40HP w/mover and HD clutch, $9500. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. 10x60 FARMKING/ BUHLER, swing auger, excellent condition; 8x1400 Sakundiak, Onan, Wheatheart SP kit and clutch. Call 306-493-9393, Delisle, SK. AUGERS: NEW and USED: Wheatheart, Westfield, Westeel augers; Auger SP kits; Batco conveyors; Wheatheart post pounders. Good prices, leasing available. Call 1-866-746-2666.

BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new REMOTE CONTROL SWING AUGER and used sea containers, all sizes. movers, trailer chute openers, endgate PORTABLE GRAIN RINGS made of steel. 306-220-1278, Saskatoon and Regina, SK. and hoist systems, wireless full bin alarms, New 20 gauge wide-corr steel sheets 48”H. swing belt movers, wireless TractorCams, Sizes from 3650 bu., $2072 to 83,000 bu., motorized utility carts. All shipped directly $11,447 including hardware. All sizes in to you. Safety, convenience, reliability. stock. All rings 4’H. Best quality available. Kramble Industries at 306-933-2655, Canadian made quality silver cone shaped Saskatoon, SK. or tarps avail. for all sizes. All tarps in stock. Complete packages include freight to any major point in Western Canada. Overnight GSI AERATION DRYERS. Call Wentworth delivery to most major points in Western Ag 1-877-655-9996 ask about our specials. Canada. Willwood Industries toll free or GRAVITY WAGONS: New 400 bu, $7,400; 600 bu., $12,500; 750 bu., $18,250. Large 1-866-781-9560, fax 306-781-0108. For all selection of used gravity wagons, 250-750 pricing, details, pictures visit our website: GSI AIR SYSTEMS. Call Wentworth Ag bu. Used grain carts, 450 to 1110 bushel. 1-877-655-9996, ask about our specials. View at: BIN MOVING, all sizes up to 19’ diameter, or 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB. w/wo floors; Also move liquid fert. tanks. NEW 2016 ARMSTRONG 750 bu. 4 wheel, 306-629-3324, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK. $28,900. New 2016 Armstrong 750 bu., on 4- 1650 BU Westeel Rosco bins, 2 on wood KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD/ OPI STORMAX. tracks, $38,900. Both available with PTO or floors, 2 on concrete; 3300 bu on concrete For sales and service east central SK. and hydraulic drive. K&L Equipment and MB., call Gerald Shymko, Calder, SK., Auto, Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK. 306-231-8355, 306-944-4325, Bruno, SK. 306-742-4445 or toll free 1-888-674-5346. 2015 CIM BIN Cranes (Westeel design), 8000 lb. capacity. For factory direct pricing KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales and options call 306-682-2505, Humboldt, and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call DUAL STAGE ROTARY SCREENERS and 306-868-2199 or cell 306-868-7738. SK. or Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. Call 204-857-8403, 2015 CIM BIN TRANSPORT TRAILER Portage la Prairie, MB. or visit online: 17,000 lb. cap., 32’ bed accommodates up to 21’ dia. bin. For factory direct pricing and options call 306-682-2505, Humboldt, BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” GOT FUSARIUM? Looking to add value and 10” end units available; Transfer con- to your crops? Nexeed Equipment SoluSK. or veyors and bag conveyors or will custom tions offers Cimbria Delta air screen cleanHOPPER BOTTOM CONES: We make build. Call for prices. Master Industries ers, destoner, indent and gravity separacones and steel floors for all makes of Inc. Phone tors as well as Cimbria Sea optical color bins. Call Middle Lake Steel 306-367-4306 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK. sorters for seed, grain, pulses and fusarior 306-367-2408, Middle Lake, SK. Visit us um damaged crops. For additional info on-line at: NEW BATCO 1545FL field loader with call/email Rod Cockerline, VP Sales at mover w/EFI Kohler engine. Reg. $29,000, 2- 3300 BU., 2- 2000 bu., 3- 1650 bu. bins, Cash $23,000. Only 1 left; One used 2013 Nexeed Inc., 204-982-3531 ext. 2, Winni$1.10/bu. Will sell separate. Floors fairly 1545FL Batco, exc. cond., $17,000 cash. peg, MB. or visit good. Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. GSI GRAIN HANDLING Systems. Call CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, all types up to 22’ diameter. 10% spring discount. 2011 BATCO 20105 swing w/hydraulic Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996 ask about swing and lift, excellent condition, $33,000 our specials. Accurate estimates. Sheldon’s Hauling, Phone 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. Email: 306-961-9699, Prince Albert, SK.

FALL SPECIAL on all post or stud frame farm buildings. Choose: sliding doors, overhead doors, or bi-fold doors. New- BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS BATCO CONVEYORS, new and used, DUAL SCREEN ROTARY grain cleaners, Tech Construction Ltd. call 306-220-2749, and accessories available at Rosler Con- grain augers and SP kits. Delivery and great for pulse crops, best selection in struction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. leasing available. 1-866-746-2666. Western Canada. 306-946-7923, Young SK Hague, SK.


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2 MONOCHROMATIC COLOUR Sorters. Ideal for removing Ergot from cereal grains. Each machine mounted in an insulated container, c/w air compressor and wiring. Satake AlphaScan II, Hi Flow 160. Machine #2- Delta I-IC/CCD-5. Both machines capacity- 500-700 bu./hr. Lars 306-937-2575, 306-441-0242 BattlefordSK

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CAB CAM CAMERAS observation systems, wired and wireless, accessories, top quality savings. Call 1-800-481-1353.

2009 7120 CASE/IH w/2016 header, $165,000; 2007 7010 Case/IH, dual wheels, w/2016 header, $170,000. Call A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

WILDFONG CONCAVES an improved threshing element for JD S series. Also new improved front beaters for JD STS and S Series, no more plugging. Please call us Wildfong Enterprises Ltd., Russ WINTER PROJECT- 2006 Bourgault 6450, 306-260-2833 or Rick 306-734-7721 or double shoot, 3 tank metering, some rust. Special $42,500. Phone 306-874-2011, the shop 306-734-2345, Craik, SK. Cropper Motors, Naicam, SK. PICKUP REEL PARTS WAREHOUSE: MacDon, UII, JD, Hart Carter, CNH, AGCO. We distribute parts for all PU reels. Call 1-888-278-4905. HORSCH JOKER PT400, includes large floatation tires, rolling basket and cutaway disc, exc. cond. 204-573-6354 Brandon MB

CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to 2000 CASE/IH 2388 w/1015 header, mustard. Cert. organic and conventional. $65,000; 2004 2388 w/2015 PU header, $115,000; 2006 2388 w/2015 PU header, 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. $130,000; 2009 7088 w/2016 PU header, $180,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 2008 8010, 1398 sep. hrs., long auger, loaded, new rotor, 2016 PU header, new rotor and concaves, shedded, premium condition. Terre Bonne Seed Farm, 306-921-8594, 306-752-4810, Melfort, SK.

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.

1994 1688, 4300 eng. hrs., newer sieves, rails, feeder house, and bushings, $20,000 OBO. 306-220-1533, Saskatoon, SK.

WESTERN GRAIN DRYER, mfg. of grain dryers w/auto. drying/moisture control. Updates to Vertec roof, tiers, moisture control. Economic designed dryers avail. 1-888-288-6857. GSI GRAIN DRYERS. Call Wentworth Ag 1-877-655-9996, ask about our specials. or

CAT COMBINE PARTS salvaging 670, 590, 580R, 485, 480, 470, 460R. New additions regularly. Call 1-888-278-4905.


2002 MACDON 872 ADAPTER for Cat Lexion and Claas, $5500. 306-693-9847, Moose Jaw, SK.

WaTRoUs, sK. Fax: 306-946-2444

2009 MACDON FD70, 40’, new sickle and drapers, JD adapter, gauge wheels, 1997 TX68, updated to 1999, drives like ask $47,900. Pea auger available. Can denew, no hassle electronics, straight cut liver. Call 204-324-6298, Altona, MB. available, $18,000 OBO. Nate Golas, 204-372-6081, 204-280-1202, Fisher BRAND NEW 2010 NH 88C 42’ flex draper hdr, c/w transport, $32,000. Can deliver. MODEL 919® MOISTURE TESTER Service Branch, MB. Ken 204-857-2585, Portage La Prairie, MB. and recalibration by the original manufacturer (Dimo’s/Labtronics®). No one beats our pricing!!!! Same day turn around. Do WHITE MF 9230 30’ straight cut header, not install any digital alterations. For more fits White 9700, 9720 and MF 8570, 8590, NOW SALVAGING GLEANER S77, low $4000 OBO. 204-794-5979, Springfield MB info. visit hrs., duals, cab, tons of good parts. Call us! 1-888-278-4905. 2009 CIH 2020 Flex Platform, 35’, reconditioned, $24,900; 2009 CIH 2020 Flex PlatGLEANER/AGCO 30’ rigid header, low form, 30’ air reel, reconditioned, $24,900; REM 2700, very good condition, $15,000 block, fits N and R, c/w header transport, 2- 2002 CIH 1020 Flex Platforms, 30’, re$3900 OBO. 306-693-9847, Moose Jaw, SK OBO. Call 306-441-4930, Delmas, SK. conditioned, $14,900 each; 1999 CIH 1020 Flex Platform, 25’, air reel, reconditioned, ATTACHMENT FOR GRAIN VACS: To 1976 GLEANER L, 24’ straight cut head- $19,900; 1997 CIH 1020 Flex Platform, er, duals, chopper, PU, transport, open to 30’, reconditioned- $14,900; 1997 CIH empty plastic grain bags. Blueprints 1020 Flex Platform, 30’, air reel, recondiavailable to build your own, or we’ll build offers. Call 306-693-9847, Moose Jaw, SK. tioned, $19,900. We deliver. Reimer Farm for you. Guaranteed to work. John Ilchuk Equip., #12 Hwy N, Steinbach, MB. Gary 250-878-1705, Kelowna, BC. Reimer. 2010 9870 STS and 40’ FD70 MacDon, 204-326-7000. 1360 sep. hrs., 1890 eng. hrs., auger ext., AutoTrac with receiver and 2630 display, 2007 GLEANER 8200 Flex Platform, 30’, air Michel’s hopper cover, thorough annual reel, reconditioned, $24,900; 2009 MF maintenance history with receipts, Y&M, 8200 Flex Platform, 35’, reconditioned, always shedded, dual knife drive on head- $28,900; 2003 Gleaner 8000 Flex Platform, 30’, reconditioned, $21,900; 2000 Gleaner BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all er, pea auger, $249,000. Will sell separ- 800 Flex Platform, 30’, reconditioned, loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. ately. 306-472-7704, Lafleche, SK. $18,900; 1996 Gleaner 500 Flex Platform, Call now 1-866-443-7444. 2011 JD 9770, AutoTrac ready, Contour 30’, reconditioned, $15,900. We deliver. Master, HD DFH, 520/42 duals, extended Reimer Farm Equip., #12 Hwy N, SteinBALE SPEARS, high quality imported wear pkg., 615 PU header, always shed- bach, MB. Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000. from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, ex- ded, 1100 sep. hrs., mint cond., $225,000 cellent pricing. Call now toll free will deal. 204-324-6298, Altona, MB. CORN HEADS: 1997 JD 893, 8 row, 30”, 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. WRECKING: JD 8820 combine for parts. $16,900; 1996 NH 974, 8 row, 30”, $13,900; 1997 CIH 1083, 8 row, 30”, reJ M Salvage 204-773-2536, Russell, MB. conditioned, $13,900. We deliver. Reimer Farm Equipment, #12 Hwy N, Steinbach, MB. Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000.

2013 CLAAS 3300 RC Quadrant 3x4 square baler, approx. 7000 bales made, vg cond., $110,000. Can deliver. Call anytime 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. NH D1000 large square baler, makes 24x32” bales, good condition, $14,000 OBO. 204-770-0040, St. Andrews, MB. VERMEER 605M ROUND baler, monitor, kicker, new pickup, good cond, field ready, $13,000. 306-335-7875, Lemberg, SK. TRI-HAUL SELF-UNLOADING ROUND bale movers: 8’ to 29’ lengths, 6-18 bales. Also exc. for feeding cattle in the field, 4 bales at time with a pickup. 1-800-505-9208. NEW IDEA 4865 5x6, hyd. PU, rubber mount teeth, 2300 bales, shedded, good. 306-944-4325, 306-231-8355, Bruno, SK.

2011 CASE/IH 1203 30’ SP, pickup reel and transport, $77,000; 2002 Westward 9250 30’ SP, pickup reel, $40,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 1995 CASE 8820, 30’ header, PU reel, 21.5-16.1 tires, excellent condition, $16,500. Call 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK 1998 35’ WESTWARD 9300, 960 header, PU reel, turbo, big tires, excellent cond., $29,500. Call 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK 1995 30’ MACDON Premier 2900, PU reel, 960 MacDon header, 21.5-16.1 tires, exc. cond., $22,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore SK PICKUP REEL PARTS WAREHOUSE: MacDon, UII, JD, Hart Carter, CNH, AGCO. We distribute parts for all PU reels. Call 1-888-278-4905.

JD 635F HYDRA FLEX PLATFORMS: 2005, 2007, 2011, $17,900-$27,900. JD 930 Flex Platforms: 1996-1999, reconditioned, $14,900. JD 925 Flex Platforms: 1998-2000, reconditioned, $13,900$16,900. JD 925 Rigid Platform: 1993, PU reel, $7,900. We deliver. Reimer Farm Equip., #12 Hwy N, Steinbach, MB. Gary 2016 S 680 JD combine, under 250 hrs., Reimer. new MacDon PU header. Field ready. Can 204-326-7000. deliver. $410,000. Call any time, 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. NEW HOLLAND FLEX PLATFORMS: 2008, 88C flex draper, 42’, reconditioned, 2000 JOHN DEERE 9650, duals, fine cut reduced $24,900. 2004, 74C, 30’, recon., chopper, long auger, shedded, $40,000. $19,900; 2002 73C, 25’, recon., $18,900; Call 306-524-4960, Semans, SK. 1998, 973, 30’, recon., $16,900. We deliver. Reimer Farm Equip., #12 Hwy N, Stein2008 9770 STS, dual wheels w/2010 615 bach, MB. Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000. PU header, $195,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 2000 36’ 1042 Case/IH w/Case adapter, 2007 JD 936D draper header w/batt $18,000; 2008 36’ SP36 HoneyBee, transwheel, $22,500; 2006 JD 635F flex, vg port, pea auger, 7120 or 8120 Case adaptcond. $19,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK er, $37,000; 2010 40’ D60 MacDon, transport, $60,000; 2010 40’ Case/IH, NEW 2014 MD PW7 w/16’ Swathmaster transport, pea auger, $60,000. Call A.E. to fit JD STS/S series, $24,900. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, 1-888-278-4905. Storthoaks, SK. JD 8820 TITAN II combine with pickup 2002 42’ SP42 HoneyBee, pea auger, and hopper extension. 306-283-4747, transport, Cat adapter, $25,000; Used JD 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. adapter plate for newer MacDon headers, $1400. Call A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 1990 JD 9500, 4100 engine hrs., 912 PU Storthoaks, SK., 306-449-2255. header, many new parts, harvest ready, $27,500 OBO; JD 930 rigid header with 2004 CASE 1020 FLEX header, 25’, $4500. hyd. adjustable reel, good condition, Call 306-567-3128, Bladworth, SK. $5000 OBO. 306-946-7928, Watrous, SK. 2007 JD 936D draper header w/batt 1984 JOHN DEERE 8820, mechanics spe- wheel, $22,500; 2006 JD 635F flex, vg cial, $4500 OBO. Will take JD 5020, 5010, cond. $19,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK 4020 tractor on trade. Call 306-460-9027, 306-460-4462, 306-463-3480, Flaxcombe MACDON CA20/CA25 and HONEYBEE flex or rigid adapters and completion kits, 1998 JD CTS II, 2260 sep. hrs., 914 PU, plenty in stock. We want your trade! dual spd cyl., fore/aft, chaff spreader, long 1-888-278-4905. auger, fine cut chopper, AutoHeight, big top hopper. 306-460-7620, Kindersley, SK. 2013 IH 2152 40’ rigid, DKD, header tilt, AHHC, w/CA25 adapter, CNH/JD/Lexion 2012 JD S690, 2630 Display, 615P 15’ kits available, $49,800. 1-888-278-4905. header, long auger, integrated chopper and chaff spreader. Discounted fall pricing! 306-441-6279, 306-397-2511, Vawn, SK. RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most makes and sizes; also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK

MF 9420 SP, 30’, 989 hrs., UII PU reels, $55,000; JD 590 PT, 30’, batt reels, exc. condition, $4500. Both shedded, field 2- JD 7721 TITAN II PT combines, field ready, vg, $4000 ea. located at Findlater, ready. Retired. 306-493-7871, Harris, SK. SK. Call 403-871-2441 or 928-503-5344. JD 2360, 21’ wide, DSA, CAHR, HoneyBee knife, big tires, recent eng. rebuild, runs exc., $9500. 306-238-7969, Goodsoil, SK. WRECKING: MASSEY 860 combine for parts. Call J M Salvage 204-773-2536, Russell, MB. TRAILTECH FULL carry swather transport, 1987 MF 860, V8 hydro, 2600 hrs., new tandem, 1400O GVW, lights, brakes, c/w concave and bars, new rad., Rake-Up PU, all transporting hardware, $12,000. reverser, well maintained, shedded. Call 306-466-7744, Leask, SK. 306-554-0217, Wynyard, SK. 1994 MF 8460 Conventional, 2606 hrs., Mercedes, Rake-Up PU, shedded, good. FLEX HEADS: CASE/IH 1020 25’, $6000; 306-944-4325, 306-231-8355, Bruno, SK. 2020 30’, $15,000; 1015 PU header, $3500; JD 925, $6500; JD 930F, $11,000; Nissen bean windrower, $5000; Large selection of used grain carts and gravity COMBINES: 1997 CIH 2188, with PU, serwagons. Call 204-857-8403. viced, $32,900; 1990 JD 9600, with PU, $28,900; 1986 JD 6620 Titan II STD, with NH 1033 BALE wagon; Massey 124 baler; PU, low hours, $10,900. Reimer Farm Wheel rake; McKee forage Harvester; Bale Equip., #12 Hwy N, Steinbach, MB. Gary spear; 36’ PT swather. 306-283-4747, Reimer. 204-326-7000. 306-220-0429, Langham, SK.

50’ SEED HAWK, 15” centers, twin wing, 500 bu., 3 comp. on board tank, liquid and dry, S.B.R. hitch, Vaderstaad gear boxes, full blockage on seed, quick pin openers, $150,000 OBO. 306-736-7653, Kipling, SK.

SWATHMASTER AND RAKE-UP 12’, 14’, and 16’ pickups available. Call for details! 1-888-278-4905. 8 BELT VICTORY pickup w/hydraulic drive motor, good shape. Call 306-944-4325, 306-231-8355, Bruno, SK.


NEW 1/4”: 8”, 9” and 12” cult. shovels, $3 to $3.50 each. Melroe plow shares, $15. Melroe plow moldboards $30. Lawrence 204-836-2686, St. Alphonse, MB. USED WISHEK: 14’, 16’, 30’; Rome 16’; Hesston #2410 50’ One-Way; Kewanee breaking disc, 14’; DMI 5-7 shank rippers. w w w. z e t t l e r f a r m e q u i p m e n t . c o m 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB.

ESTATE SALE: 935 Versatile, NH 7090 round baler, like new; Snocrete 848a 8’ tractor mounted 3 PTH snowblower; 1975 Int. 1466, duals, new sleeves/pistons; 1977 Ford F600 3 ton, 40,000 miles; 1975 MF 760 V8 hydro combine; Walinga 6614 agra vac. 403-304-9217, Hoosier, SK.

1997 51’ CASE/IH 5800 HD cultivator, w/Degelman mounted 3-row harrows, $42,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 2013 JOKER RT370 high speed disc, 2500 acres, super chop and level, like new, $79,900. 306-862-7731, 306-428-2847, Choiceland, SK.

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2011 WISHEK 842N 14’ disc, hyd. level and depth control, 28”-29” discs, excellent condition, $39,800. Call 1-888-278-4905.

“For All Your Farm Parts”

MORRIS 760 CULTIVATOR 60’ w/harrows, $5000 OBO. 306-295-7800, Eastend, SK. PUMPS, PRESSURE WASHERS, Honda/Ko-

1993 FORD 846, 7792 hrs., 230 HP, 4 WD, 18.4R38 duals, PTO, 4 hyds., diff lock, cab, AC, heat, 14 spd. std. trans., $46,000 OBO. Call 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

NEW LS TRACTOR, 4 WD, 97 HP, Iveco dsl., self-leveling loader, 3500 lb. lift, CAHR, 3 spd. PTO, 3 PTH, power shuttle with hi/lo, 5 yr. warranty, $69,000. The Tractor Company 306-239-2262, Osler, SK.

shin pumps, 1-1/2” to 4”, Landa pressure washers, steam washers, parts washers. M&M Equip. Ltd. Parts & Service, Regina, SK. 306-543-8377, fax 306-543-2111.

PARTING OUT: Combines: JD 7700; Gleaner N6, Gleaner L; MF 860, 850, 851; Co-op 951. Swathers: Versatile 400; IHC 4000. Tractors: AC 7060; White 2-155 and 2-150; Deutz DX90 w/707 Leon loader; IHC 650 dsl.; Farmall 300, H, MD; Cockshutt 550, 560, 770 and 40; Case 900, 800 and 930. Misc: cultivators, plows, seed drills, tires, hydraulic parts and some older semi trucks. 204-871-2708 or 204-685-2124, Austin, MB.

1986 DEUTZ DX90 tractor, 6850 hours, PTO needs work, cab, AC, radio, $2500. Call 306-944-4510, Plunkett, SK. 2013 CIH L785 FEL w/grapple and bucket. 1981 WHITE 105 with 10’ Leon dozer Fits on Case Puma 200, $18,000; Also blade, fair cond., $10,000. 306-561-7780, have some rear weights as well, $1.75/lb. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. Davidson, SK.

SELLING USED COMBINE parts off MF 860’s and older; JD 8820’s and older; IHC 1480; L2 Gleaner, etc. J M Salvage, 204-773-2536, Russell, MB. GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always buying tractors). David or Curtis, Roblin, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors only. Call 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK. 2004 NH CR970 for salvage, running CASE/IH MX 110 with Buhler 795 hyd. self eng., tons of good parts. Call levelling loader, LHR, 3PTH, plumbed for grapple, rebuilt powershift trans, 9400 1-888-606-6362. hrs., MFWD, 110 HP, S/N JJA0113932, vg SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge working, $42,000 OBO. Call 204-743-2324, inventory new and used tractor parts. Cypress River, MB. 1-888-676-4847. 1984 IHC 5088, 130 HP, triple hyds., dual COMB-TRAC SALVAGE. We sell new and PTO, $18,000. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, used parts for most makes of tractors, MB. combines, balers, mixmills and swathers. Phone 306-997-2209, 1-877-318-2221, LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We Borden, SK. buy 90 and 94 Series Case, 2 WD, FWA tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have We buy machinery. rebuilt tractors and parts for sale. LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE 306-784-7841, Herbert, SK. Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured FARM/ACREAGE SPECIAL- Shedded parts for most farm tractors and combines. 1981 Case 2290, 6823 hrs., Bourassa 3 PTH attach, new Farm King 96” snowblowAGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older trac- er used 2 hours, FEL/bale spear, good rubtors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth- ber. Will sell w/wo attachments, $20,875 er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battle- takes it all. 306-222-0041, Saskatoon, SK. ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769.

1984 CAT D7G DOZER, c/w 13.5’ twin tilt angle blade, hyd. winch, enclosed cab, new UC, excellent working condition, new 26” pads. Warranty, $78,000. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

2012 BOBCAT S 205 skidsteer loader, 1650 hrs., c/w bucket, vg working condition, $28,000. Can deliver. Call anytime 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER specializing in rebuilding JD tractors. Want Series 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 7000s to rebuild or for parts. pay top $$. Now selling JD parts. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. CROWN 4’ ROCKPICKER, good condition, JD 8970, new tires; JD 4440, rebuilt eng.; $700. 204-745-8700, Elm Creek, MB. JD 4450, FWD, 3 PTH, new engine; JD 4255, FWD. 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. JD 4230, 100 HP, PS, $12,500; JD 4020, , PS, $8750 OBO. 204-525-4521 MiniSCHULTE 9600 SNOWBLOWER, 96”, 75HP good condition, $4100. 204-745-8700, tonas, MB. Elm Creek, MB. 2001 JD 8210, 3850 hrs., AutoTrac ready; 2002 7710, 4200 hrs., 3 PTH. Both have 540/1000 PT0. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB.

2004 DEERE 325 skidsteer loader, new eng., c/w bucket, vg working condition. $25,000. Can deliver. Call anytime 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

RICHARDTON 1200, 700, 750 hydumps; WANTED: John Deere 4440, 4450, 4455, JD 3970 Harvester, corn and hay head. or similar. Must be low hours in good con1-866-938-8537, Portage La Prairie, MB. dition. Call 306-338-7232, 306-338-8231. JOHN DEERE 8630, PTO, tires like new, excellent condition, $19,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. 2002 JD 9400, 425 HP, 24 spd., new rubber, 4 hyds. w/return line, exc. cond., 1996 TYLER PATRIOT 150, 90’, loaded $85,000 OBO. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. w/2 sets of tires, 3207 hrs., 360 Outback mapping, AutoBoom, $30,000. Ph/text, 1985 JD 4850, FWA, 16 spd. powershift, 306-946-7738, Watrous, SK. JD AutoSteer, 18.4x26 front- near new, 20.8x38 radial rear- new inside, new rad. recor., new alternator and batteries, front weights, motor rebuild- 7000 hrs, $55,900 FLOATER TIRES: Factory rims and tires: Ideal grain cart tractor. 306-862-7731, JD 4930/4940, R4045; 800/55R46 Good- 306-428-2847, Choiceland, SK. year tire and rim; 710/60R46 Goodyear LSW; Case 650/65R38 Michelins, $13,500. 2014 JD 6125R MFWD, 125 HP, 540 Duals available for combines. hours, FEL w/bucket, PTO, 3 PTH, factory warranty, $139,800. 1-888-278-4905. 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK. PINTLE HITCH SPRAYER Trailers, tandem duals, 13’x19’ cradle, Priced $3500-$4500. 1980 JOHN DEERE 8440, 4 WD, PTO, 5500 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK. Pictures at hrs., 3 hydraulics, good condition, $14,500 OBO. 306-946-7928, Watrous, SK.

2009 HYUNDAI LOADER HL740XTD, S/N# LF0710299, mint condition, 13,540 hrs., $55,000 OBO. 204-981-3636, Cartier, MB. LEON 8’ 2-WAY DOZER, off 4240 JD, $1800. Call 306-946-7497, Imperial, SK.

DEVLOO CANOLA CRUSHER for sale, $840. Call Gerry 204-744-2773, Somerset, MB. Email: CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used highway tractors. For more details call 204-685-2222 or view information at

ROTARY MOWERS: Wood’s 15’, $6000; JD 1508, $6000; JD 1518, $7500; JD 2018, $10,000; JD 709, $3000; JD 5’ $1000; Melroe 903 plow 7 and 8 furrow; TRIDEKON CROP SAVER, crop dividers. Scrapers: Eversman 6 yd., $5500; Ashland Reduce trampling losses by 80% to 90%. 6 yd., $5000; V-Ditcher, $2000; Big Mac Call: Great West Agro, 306-398-8000. WANTED: FORD 9030 bi-directional trac- prong type rockpicker $4000; Gehl 500 4 tor in good running condition. Ph/text auger mix cart, $10,000; Knight Big Auggie, $5000. Call 1-866-938-8537. 306-946-7738, Watrous, SK.

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

SLEEPERS AND DAYCABS. New and used. Huge inventory across Western Canada at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946.

FORD 7700, 3 PTH, 18.4x34 tires with wheel weights, 500 hrs. on rebuilt engine, 580 Allied FEL w/72” bucket, 84” Farmking snowblower, dual auger and hyd. chute. More info. call 204-364-2385, Arborg, MB.

HEAVY DUTY PARTS on special at www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New Degelman equipment, land rollers, Strawmaster, rockpickers, protill, dozer blades. 306-957-4403, 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK.


The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

FLAX STRAW BUNCHER and land levelers. Building now, taking orders. Don’t delay, call now! 306-957-4279, Odessa, SK.

JEWELS & DIAMONDS SIMMENTAL Production Sale, Friday November 18, 1:00PM Ponoka Ag Events Center, Ponoka, AB. Selling Fleckvieh, Fullblood, Red and Black. Proven productive cows, bred heifers, open heifer calves, semen and embryos. For more information or a catalogue contact T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. at 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online: PL #116061

HARMONY NATURAL BISON buying finished up to $6.25/lb HHW; Culls up to $5.25/lb HHW; Feeders up to $4.75/lb WANTED: WHITE 145, 170 or 195 trac- LW. Call/text 306-736-3454, SE Sask. tor, or ALLIS CHALMERS 8070. Emerson, MB. 204-373-2502 or 204-304-0270. WANT TO PURCHASE cull bison bulls and cows, $5/lb. HHW. Finished beef steers WANTED: Older and newer tractors, in and heifers for slaughter. We are also buyrunning condition or for parts. Goods Used ing compromised cattle that can’t make a Tractor Parts, 1-877-564-8734. long trip. Oak Ridge Meats, McCreary, CWA SPECKLE PARK SALE, Wednesday 204-835-2365, 204-476-0147. November 23 at 4:30 PM. Featuring fancy heifer calves, herd sire prospects, embryos QUILL CREEK BISON is looking for fin- and semen. For more information or a ished, and all other types of bison. COD, catalogue contact T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. at paying market prices. “Producers working MF #36 DISCERS. Will pay top dollar with Producers.” Delivery points in SK. and 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at: PL #116061 and pick from anywhere. Phone Mike MB. Call 306-231-9110, Quill Lake, SK. 306-723-4875, Cupar, SK. WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly tractors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847.

NILSSON BROS INC. buying finished bison on the rail at Lacombe, AB. for fall delivery and beyond. Smaller groups welcome. Fair, competitive and assured payment. Call Richard Bintner 306-873-3184.

Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. WANTED: ALL KINDS of bison from yearIt’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794. lings to old bulls. Also cow/calf pairs. Ph Kevin at 306-429-2029, Glenavon, SK.

BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison is looking to contract grain finished bison, as well as calves and yearlings for growing markets. Contact Roger Provencher at H. S. KNILL TRANSPORT, est. 1933, specializing in purebred livestock transporta306-468-2316, tion. Providing weekly pick up and delivery service across Canada/USA and Mexico. 20-25 EXPOSED COWS. Nothing over 13 Gooseneck service available in Ontario, years of age. Downsizing. Available middle Quebec and USA. US and Canada customs of November. Call Marvin 306-929-2775, bonded carrier. Call 1-877-442-3106, fax Prince Albert, SK. 519-442-1122, or 155 King Edward St., Paris, ON. N3L 0A1.

IT’S FINALLY HERE...The World’s First Cordless, Hoseless Fence Stapler! Also Gallagher Power Fence Products. Available from D&R Prairie Supplies, 306-221-1558, Minton, SK. SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire and all accessories for installation. Heights from 26” to 120”. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen ph/fax: 306-426-2305, Smeaton, SK.

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NEAR DISPERSAL OF 2 year olds to aged Quarter Horse and Paint brood mares. From Fitzpatrick Paints & Quarter Horses, November 3rd 2016, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Over 40 yrs breeding program being offered. 306-925-4523.

PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. HORSE SALE, JOHNSTONE AUCTION Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 MART, Moose Jaw, SK. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Tack sells at 2:00 PM. Horses sell at or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. 4:30 PM. All classes of horses accepted. regular Horse Sale, February 2, 2017. DIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, 70 HEIFERS BRED to short grass bulls, Next 12 to 300 KWs, lots of units in stock. Used June 25th to August 10th. 306-773-5909, 306-693-4715. PL #914447. and new: Perkins, John Deere and Deutz. Swift Current, SK. We also build custom Gensets. We curHORSE AND TACK SALE, Heartland, Prince rently have special pricing on new John Albert, SK., Friday, Nov 18th, starting at Deere units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471. 5:30 PM. Call 306-763-8463. EX-GOVERNMENT STAND-BY UNITS: F BAR & ASSOCIATES Red and Black An12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 388 hrs, gus bulls, bred heifers and yearling heifers $25,000; 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 419 for sale this fall. Great genetics, easy hanhrs, $25,000; 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, dling, registered or commercial, delivery 638 hrs, $25,000; 16V92 w/500 KW, 600 available. Detailed info. ph Allen & Merilyn QH/ARABIAN CROSS bred mares, yearvolts, 700 hrs, $25,000; 16V92 w/800 KW, Staheli, Eddystone, MB, 204-448-2124, or lings, spring foals and stallions, various prices. Call 306-656-4445, Harris, SK. 600 volts, 700 hrs, $30,000; KT450 Cum- email mins w/250 KW, $15,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd, 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK. RED ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, semen tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK.

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DISPERSAL SALE: 40 PUREBRED Red Angus cows, 2 to 6 yr. olds. 306-463-4053.

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READY TO MOVE HOMES: Available immediately 1560 sq. ft. homes starting at $95,000. 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths, main floor laundry, master bdrm with full ensuite and walk-in closet. Spacious living area, large kitchen with island. Call or email for more info Marvin Homes Inc, Marvin Vogt, Mitchell, MB. 204-326-1493 or HOMING PIGEONS AND mixed pigeons for 204-355-8484. sale. 100’s available. Best offer. Call for MANITOBA MAN LOOKING for companion fo., 780-674-5061 evenings, Barrhead, AB. to go for coffee and dances. 67-71 yrs. old. Reply to: Box 2002, c/o Manitoba Coop- RTMS AND SITE built homes. Call 1-866-933-9595, or go online for pictures erator, Box 2500, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C4. and pricing at:

TIME TO APPRECIATE Relationships! Call Life is meant to be shared. We are here to help you. Candlelight matchmakers. Confidential, rural, photos/profiles to selected matches. Local, affordable. Serving MB, SK, NW-ON. Call 204-343-2475 or email KELLN SOLAR SUMMER/WINTER WATERING System, provides water in remote areas, improves water quality, increases DO YOU KNOW an amazing single guy pasture productivity, extends dugout life. who shouldn’t be? Camelot IntroducSt. Claude/Portage, 204-379-2763. tions has been successfully matching peo30 SIMMENTAL/RED ANGUS cross bred ple for over 22 years. In-person interviews cows, $1800 if picked on Oct. 19, $1900 KUHN 2044 MANURE spreader, vertical by Intuitive Matchmaker in MB and SK. after that. 306-272-7321, Foam Lake, SK. beaters, good condition; Also Cattlelac 360 or phone mixer wagon. Phone 204-838-2132, 306-978-LOVE (5683). HERD DISPERSAL: 80 Black Angus cross 204-851-0284, Kenton, MB. pairs and 80 mixed pairs, all exposed to Registered Angus bulls. Full herd health CUSTOM GRAIN ROLLING on your yard program. $2800 per pair firm. Pasture w/new PTO Apollo rollermill. New Apollo available. 306-335-7875, Lemberg, SK. Sven rollermill sales, used mills buying and selling. Re-grooving all makes. ManiCUSTOM COW WINTERING for up to 500 toba Distributor Direct. Phone Farmers cows. Balance TMR rations and unlimited, Premium Equipment, Randy 204-729-5162 excellent quality water. Cost dependant on size and condition of cattle. Ph. Ryan, D&R FREESTANDING CORRAL PANELS for cattle, horses, bison and sheep. 21’x5-bar, Livestock Ltd., 306-421-0825, Midale, SK. $219; 21’x6-bar, $239; 21’ horse panel, 21’x7-bar bison, $299; 24’x5-bar HD 26 HEIFERS, Red and Black Angus, 17 first $179; panels, $189; Feedlot continucalvers, mixed. Ph. 306-466-2401, ph/text continuous ous bunk feeders “you will love them”; 30’ 306-940-4772, Leask, SK. windbreak frames; Framed gates; FS panels w/gates; 20’ barrel feed trough, $295; 100 BLACK ANGUS HEIFERS, bred to 21’ belted feed trough, $395; 20’ bunk calve April 15, exposed 42 days. Heifers feeder panels, $399; 50’ round pen kits from large herd with full health program. from $1385; 10’ panels, $79; 10’ bull pan$2000/each. 306-221-0285, Dundurn, SK. el, $129; Horse haysavers, $489; Round bale feeders. For sheep: 4’ and 7’ panels; 15 QUALITY HEREFORD influence heifers. 21’ freestanding panels; Feed troughs; Preg checked. Call Erwin Lehmann Rnd. bale feeders; Small hay feeders; Lots of gates. 1-844-500-5341. For pics/info 306-232-4712, Rosthern, SK. Will accept custom orders. Reasonable 80 MIXED CATTLE, bred heifers and cows, trucking rates available for delivery. various prices; Also 2- 3 year old bulls for sale. Call 306-656-4445, Harris, SK. HI-HOG CATTLE SQUEEZE chute, new in 2009, adjustable squeeze and headgate, AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPS, red/blue 75 SECOND AND THIRD Black and Red An- palpation cage, ribbed floor, swinging side Merle, from excellent working parents. gus young bred cows. Call 306-773-1049 gates, $4200. 306-539-8918, Balgonie, SK. Ready to go. All shots, vet inspected. $500 or 306-741-6513, Swift Current, SK. each. Prefer farm/ ranch home. STOP WASTING GRAIN! Try our grain 306-658-2066, Wilkie, SK. troughs: 30’ c/w skids, made of conveyor belting and pipe, $750 ea. 306-538-4685, PUREBRED BORDER COLLIE pups. From 306-736-7146, Kennedy, SK. good working and personable parents. WANTED: 200 Red or Black Angus cross Contact 306-553-2213, Swift Current, SK. younger cows, lease to own. References available. 306-542-2575, 306-542-7007, FFS- FUCHS FARM SUPPLY is your partner in agriculture stocking mixer, cutter, Veregin, SK. feed wagons and bale shredders and industry leading Rol-Oyl cattle oilers. 306-762-2125, Vibank, SK.

NEW AND USED generators, all sizes from 5 kw to 3000 kw, gas, LPG or diesel. Phone for availability and prices. Many used in stock. 204-643-5441, Fraserwood, MB.

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POLLED HEREFORD YEARLING BRED heifers. Ph Vern Kartenson, 204-867-2627, SHEEP AND GOAT SALE, Heartland Livestock, Prince Albert, Friday, Nov. 18th. 204-867-7315, Minnedosa, MB. 11:00 AM. Call 306-763-8463 to pre-book.

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CATTLE SHELTER PACKAGES or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: STEEL VIEW MFG. Self-standing panels, windbreaks, silage/hay bunks, feeder panels, sucker rod fence posts. Custom orders. Call Shane 306-493-2300, Delisle, SK. SVEN ROLLER MILLS. Built for over 40 years. PTO/elec. drive, 40 to 1000 bu./hr. Example: 300 bu./hr. unit costs $1/hr. to run. Rolls peas and all grains. We regroove and repair all makes of mills. Call Apollo Machine 306-242-9884, 1-877-255-0187.

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Lanard Zushman of Vita, MB is offering the following private land for sale: NE 03-03-08 E NW 03-03-08 E SW 10-03-08 E SE 09-03-08 E The successful purchaser will be considered by Manitoba Agriculture for possible transfer of the Crown land forage lease associated with this ranch unit. This forage lease currently consists of the following: NW 02-03-08 E NE 11-03-08 E SE 11-03-08 E SW 14-03-08 E NE 15-03-08 E SE 15-03-08 E If you wish to purchase the private land contact the Lessee Lanard Zushman at Box 272, Vita, MB ROA 2KO. If you wish to comment on or object to the eligibility of this Unit Transfer write the Director, Manitoba Agriculture, Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa MB ROJ 1EO; or Fax 204-867-6578.

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SCENIC 160 ACRES in RM of Cote 271 overlooking Pine Creek. 40 acres. cult. Minutes from Duck Mountain National Park, Madge Lake. Good hunting. Wildlife consisting of moose, elk and bear. Open to offers. Info. call 306-597-4405, Togo, SK.

RM COTE 271: 6 quarters grainland, Class A soil. 1400 sq. ft. bungalow, natural gas, school bus at door, Willing to sell quarters separately. Call 306-597-4405, Togo, SK. 160 ACRES- TOBIN LAKE only 1/2 mile away. Crown Land is on the east and south of property. Stunning 2222 sq. ft. home! Exceptional architectural and craftsmanship. Re/Max Nipawin, Linda Swehla, 306-862-6390, Nipawin, SK. 8 QUARTERS GRAIN LAND for rent in RM Kellross 247. Located 5 miles N of Leross, SK. 306-736-9018, 306-736-3272. FOR SALE BY OWNER: Quarter section of prime hunting land, approx 80-90 acres broke, large body of water, underground powerline, located along Supergrid 17 mi. NW of Blaine Lake, SK. Call 306-226-4646. 160 ACRES, near Regina, w/yard and business opportunity; 15 acres w/large character home, plus 2nd home on property within 35 miles of Regina or Weyburn on Hwy. #35; 160 acres w/large home, 3 car heated garage, large shop, horse barn, plenty of water, 20 min. NE of Regina. Beside Regina, SK: 3 acre property/ house/greenhouses; Near Pilot Butte, 80 acre development land; 90+ acres, Hwy. #11, 7 miles North of Saskatoon, development; RM Perdue, 2 quarters W. of Saskatoon on Hwy #14; 2 miles East of Balgonie Hwy. #1, 145 acre development land. Brian Tiefenbach 306-536-3269, Colliers Int., Regina, SK. RM DOUGLAS: 6 quarters, high assessed, MLS®584933; RM Redberry: 1 quarter with house (handyman special), MLS ®580216; RM Eagle Creek: 1/2 section mixed farm with bungalow, MLS®580211; RM Redberry Acreage: 14.8 acres, 1.5 storey house, 2 car garage and hip roof barn, MLS®582845. Call Mike Janostin, Great Plains Realty Inc., 306-481-5574. NOTICE OF TENDER of Pcl#132748847, SW-18-41-04-W3-Ext0, RM of Rosthern. All bids to be in writing by registered mail or delivered personally to the Judicial Selling Officer in a sealed envelope before 4:00 PM on October 27, 2016. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid. Within 15 days of the opening of bids, the successful bidder shall provide either: (a) The balance of the purchase price; or (b) Payment of a sum equal to the difference between the balance of the purchase price and any mortgage financing, together with an unconditional and unequivocal letter of commitment from a recognized financial institution to finance within 15 days of the confirmation of sale, the successful bidder’s purchase of the land for the price stated in the bid. If the successful bidder does not complete the purchase on the terms and within the time specified, the deposit shall be forfeited. Minimum Bid: $450,000. The land shall be sold subject to taxes as accrue due after December 31, 2016. The highest or any bid may not necessarily be accepted. Selling Officer: W. Brent Gough (assistant Heidi), Hnatyshyn Gough, 601-402-21st Street E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C3. ph: 306-653-5150, fax: 306-652-5859, email:

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FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. Cows and quota needed. We buy all class- MIXED BREEDS, EXPOSED, various rams; es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F Also approx. 30 goats, does and billys, Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. various prices. 306-656-4445, Harris, SK. Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. COTSWOLD EWES AND RAMS. Scrapie FREE STANDING CORRAL PANELS: resistant genotype. Phone 306-285-3639, Feeders & Alley ways, 30’ or order to size. Lashburn, SK. Oilfield Pipe: 1.3, 1.6, 1.9, 1-7/8, 2”, 23/8, 2-7/8, 3-1/2. Sucker Rod: 3/4, 7/8, TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN HAS Bulls for sale. 1”. Casing Pipes: 4-9”. Sold by the piece or 2 yr. olds and yearlings, red and black. semi load lots. For special pricing call Art Polled and performance, or calving ease 204-685-2628 or cell 204-856-3440. ones. Limousin and Limousin cross Angus, SASK. SHEEP DEV. BOARD sole disAlso open and bred heifers, and group of tributor of sheep ID tags in Sask., offers 2-7/8” OILFIELD TUBING, $40 each; 3/4” cows, commercial and purebreds. All bulls programs, marketing services and sheep/ sucker rods, $6 each. Truckload quantities guaranteed and can deliver. Volume dis- goat supplies. 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, only. Call 306-861-1280, Weyburn, SK. count. 204-685-2628, cell 204-856-3440. SK.

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VEGAS TIMESHARE. INT’L exchanges, avail. 2 bdrm., full kitchen washer/dryer, living/dining room. 306-453-2958, Carlyle.

WANT THE ORGANIC ADVANTAGE? Contact an organic Agrologist at Pro-Cert for information on organic farming: prospects, transition, barriers, benefits, certification & marketing. Call: 306-382-1299, Saskatoon, SK. or at

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Elegant 1905 SF, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath TH w/spacious LR/DR/Den & 4 season sunroom. Bamboo flooring, double heated garage, electric fireplace, CA, CV, all appliances. $254,900 Rick Lussier, Gables Realty, Morden (204) 208-4000 Gables Realty (204)208-4000

TIMBER FRAMES, LOG STRUCTURES and Vertical Log Cabins. Log home refinishing and chinking. Certified Log Builder with 38 years experience. Log & Timber Works, Delisle, SK., 306-717-5161, Email DMI Website at

BIG RIVER, SASK AREA. This gorgeous home/lodge is approx. 3100 sq. ft. on 3 levels including attached garage. Very tastefully done. Heated with propane plus does have solar panels and windmill. Most furniture is included, c/w 154 acres of bush type land with 140 acres fenced with a 8” high game fence plus 1 elec. wire. Major equip. included to operate this turnkey hunt/production farm. MLS® 561901. More info or to view call Lloyd Ledinski at Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK. 306-446-8800 or 306-441-0512.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | October 20, 2016

DENNIS FARAND OF Meadow Portage, is offering the following private land for sale: N1/2 SE 35-31-16W, W1/2 34-31-16W. The successful purchaser will be considered by Manitoba Agriculture for possible transfer of the Crown land forage lease associated with this ranch unit. This forage lease currently consists of the following: E1/2 25-31-16W; NE 34-31-16W; NE 35-31-16W; W1/2 35-31-16W; N1/2 38-31-16W; SE 36-31-16W; SW 36-31-16W; SE 02-32-16W; E1/2 03-32-16W; SW 03-32-16W; E1/2 04-32-16W; NE 09-32-16W; SE 09-32-16W; E1/2 09-32-16W; E1/2 10-32-16W; W1/2 10-32-16W; E1/2 11-32-16W; W1/2 24-32-16W. If you wish to purchase the private land contact the Lessee Dennis Farand at Box 13, Meadow Portage, MB. R0L 1E0. If you wish to comment on or object to the eligibility of this Unit Transfer write the Director of Manitoba Agriculture, Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0 or fax 204-887-6578.

BIG ROUND BALES, 1200 lbs., Orchard grass alfalfa mixture, solid core, no rain, $35/bale. Also 2nd cut, same quality, $45/bale. 204-886-2083 eves, Teulon, MB.

CONDO FOR LEASE near downtown Portage LaPrairie, MB. Quiet location, close to essential services and hospital, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, large kitchen. All utilities included, $1250/month. Investment opportunity offered. 204-892-1002.

HORSE HAY, MEDIUM SQUARE BALES, Timothy, brome, alfalfa, no rain, no dust, stored inside. Delivery available. Stacked in your shed or barn. Call/text 204-771-7496, Petersfield, MB. 2015 1st & 2nd cut, 2016 1st cut alfalfa/ grass round bales, price negotiable. Will load. 204-265-3349, Beausejour, MB.

WINNIPEG- CHARLESWOOD AREA. 2 bdrm. 1 bath, side by side, approx. 800 sq. ft., balcony, unfinished basement for storage, 4 appliances. $1100/mo. plus utilities Ph. 204-897-0676. Ph/text 204-802-6387.

1500 large round, heavy hardcore bales trucking avail in 36 bale loads, $25 & up; 46-ft. hay trailer w/converter; MacDon 10 round bale mover. 1-204-345-8532

WINTER LEASES AVAILABLE ($800-1000/mo.) in Buck Lake, AB. area. Furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages. Includes utilities and Wifi. 780-388-2209.

FOR RENT: CITRUS GARDENS, Meza, AZ., exc. cond., dbl. wide mobile, 2 baths, 2 bdrms. Nov. and Dec. Ph 306-585-6382.

ELIAS SCALES MFG., several different ways to weigh bales and livestock; Platform scales for industrial use as well, nonelectric, no balances or cables (no weigh like it). Shipping arranged. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK.

EXCELLENT LIVESTOCK FARMS: 1) 1732 deeded acres w/4425 acres of Crown land, fenced, small bungalow, very good buildings and metal corral system, can carry 350 cow/calf pairs. 2) Excellent horse ranch in Erickson, MB., Riding Arena and buildings in fantastic condition. 3) 640 acres mixed farm within 15 min. of Brandon. Call Jim McLachlan 204-724-7753, HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc, Brandon, MB.,

VARIOUS ROUND BALES, $25 - $40 per bale, 1300-1400 lbs. Holland and Notre Dame, MB. area. Ph or text 204-723-0658.

AUSTRALIAN HARVEST STAFF Needed Operators wanted for Australian grain harvest from mid Oct. to early Dec. 2016. Must be able to work long hours and be proficient in driving late model tractors, chaser bins/grain carts. Be qualified in driving new model Case header/combines. Accommodation and evening meal will be provided. A working holiday visa will be required. Also an international licence (valid in Australia) would be an advantage. You will be working on a family run farm. TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, These positions would suit, fit 19 to 30 service, installations, repairs. Canadian yrs. All enquiries to Eastgrove Farming Pty company. We carry aeration socks. We Ltd-Harvest staff now carry electric chute openers for grain trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. DAIRY COW & CALF CARE: for someone who enjoys working with animals. Duties may include: feeding and caring for calves, treating sick cows and doing other barn Looking for self motivated, reliable CHECK OUT OUR inventory of quality used work. who pays attention to detail. highway tractors. For more details call individual Competitive Call 204-379-2640 or 204-685-2222 or view information at 204-745-7864wages. or email your resume to: Haywood, MB.

LARGE ROUND 2nd/3rd cut alfalfa/hay bales, $50 each. Large round hay bales $35 each. 204-248-2446, Notre Dame de GOOD USED TRUCK TIRES: 700/8.25/ 900/1000/1100x20s; 11R22.5/11R24.5; Lourdes, MB. 9R17.5, matched sets available. Pricing 38 ROUND HAY BALES 1st cut alfalfa from $90. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph mix, $35 each. 9 round bales 2nd cut pure Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK; Chris alfalfa, $40 each. Phone 204-882-2356, at 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. Ste Agathe, MB. MR. TIRE CORP. For all your semi and 325 ROUND HAY BALES, alfalfa and alfalfa half ton tire needs call Mylo 306-921-6555 grass mix, average 1600 lbs., 3.5¢/lb. or Serving all of Saskatchewan. $55/bale. 204-870-9450, Austin, MB. TIRES TIRES TIRES! Radial, bias, new, ALFALFA ROUND, 5x6, certified organic or used. 20.8x42, 18.4x42, 20.8x38, 18.4x38, conventional, little - no rain, price nego- 20.8R34, 18.4x34, 900/60R32, 800/65R tiable. Call Larry 204-773-3131, Kevin 32, 24.5x32, 18.4x30, 23.1x30, 16.9x28, 28Lx26, 18.4x26, 19.5Lx24. Semis, skid WANTED HEATED CANOLA. No broker 204-773-0488, Russell, MB. steers. Best price and value guaranteed! involved. Sell direct to crushing plant. HAY AND STRAW Delivered Anywhere: 1-888-278-4905 Cash on delivery or pickup. 306-228-7306 Now loading and hauling 48 large or 306-228-7325, Unity, SK. round bales. Also 90 large square (3 wide in SK. & AB.) $6.95/loaded mile for round. Ph/tx Hay Vern 204-729-7297 Brandon MB

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GRAIN FARMS: 9 quarters near Birtle, MB. with 1000 acres cultivated. 1400 sq. ft. home, machine shed, barns, shop and 30,000 bushels of storage. Also 2 quarters near Shoal Lake, with 260 acres cultivated. Yard with shop, hydro, well and 13,400 bushels of storage. Call or text Rick Taylor 204-867-7551. HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc.

LARGE CAPACITY TARPS to cover grain piles of varied sizes. Cover long grain piles with 53’W, 90’W, or 109’W piles of any length. 253,000 bu. pile covered for $11,666. All sizes in stock. Best quality available Canadian made quality silver tarps avail. for all sizes. Shipped overnight to most major points in Western Canada. For all pricing, details, and pictures visit: or Willwood Industries 1-866-781-9560, fax 306-781-0108.


LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom hay hauling. Call 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK.

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600 BALES, 1450 lbs. average, brome alfalfa, 1st and 2nd cut from same field, Guernsey, SK. area. 306-682-2899.



GOOD QUALITY HAY put up dry without rain. 400 big square bales, 3x4x8. 306-364-4700, 306-320-1041, Leroy, SK.

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1700 GOOD to EXCELLENT 1st cut 1500 lb. brome/alfalfa netwrapped round bales, 4.5¢/lbs.; 1000 exc. 2nd cut 1500 lbs., .6¢/lbs. 306-834-7204, Kerrobert, SK. HARVEST SPECIAL! Haybine/Baler: *6-Row* 31/13.50-15 Titan Flo Trac, 10 ply, $199. ROUND BALE PICKING and hauling, small Swather: 4 only, 16.5-16.1 Firestone Celebration & Tradition MALT BARLEY or large loads. Travel anywhere. Also hay Traction I-3, $649. Combine Front: 3 *2-Row* for sale. 306-382-0785, Vanscoy, SK. only 30.5L32 Firestone SAT23, 14 ply, We buy feed barley, feed wheat, MALT BARLEY AC Metcalfe, CDC Copeland & AAC Synergy $2945; 2 only, 30.5LR32 (800/65R32) *6-Row* oats, soybeans, corn & canola *2-Row* 400 BROME/ALFALFA 6x6 round hay bales, Firestone Radial AT23, $3285; 900/60R32 We buy feed barley,&feed wheat, Celebration .04¢ per lb., no rain. 306-634-7920, (35.5R32) Trelleborg TM2000, $4500; AC Metcalfe, CDC Copeland Tradition & AAC Synergy oats, soybeans, corn canola IN 306-421-1753, Estevan, SK. COME SEE US AT AG& DAYS 460/85R38 (18.4R38) Alliance R-1W, We buy feedbarley, barley, feed wheat, WeTHE buy CONVENTION feed feed wheat, $1199; 4 only, 20.8R42 (520/85R42) AlliHALL COME SEE US AT AG DAYS IN ance R-1W, $1599; 7 only, 520/85R38 oats, soybeans, corn & canola oats, soybeans, corn & canola BOOTH 1309 (20.8R38) Firestone AT23, $1949. THE CONVENTION HALL Combine Rear: 12.4-24 BKT R-1 8 ply, BOOTH 1309 COME SEE US AT AGAG DAYS IN IN COME SEE US AT DAYS $299; 4 only, 16.9R26 Alliance Radial R-1, THE CONVENTION HALL $1079; 2 only, 18.4-26 Firestone TF&R 8 THE CONVENTION HALL BOOTH 1309 ply, $865; 4 only, 600/65R28 BKT Radial BOOTH 1309 R-1, $1599. WHEEL: 27x32 10 hole wheel fits Case/IH $799. Looking for wheels? 2013 Malt Contracts Available We can build it! AG Line Tire and Wheel 2016 AOG Malt Contracts Available Box 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 1-855-865-9550. WE BUY OATS Box 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 Phone 204-737-2000 Call us today for pricing Phone 204-737-2000 Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in 2014 Toll-Free AOG Malt Contracts Available Toll-Free 1-800-258-7434 1-800-258-7434 Box 424, Emerson, MB R0A 0L0 the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. Box 238 MB. R0G SK. 1C0 Agent: MMLetellier, && JJ Weber-Arcola, SK. Agent: Weber-Arcola, It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794. 2013 Malt Contracts Available 204-373-2328 Phone 204-737-2000 Phone 306-455-2509 306-455-2509 Phone BoxToll-Free 238 Letellier, MB. R0G 1C0 1-800-258-7434 Agent: M & J Weber-Arcola, SK. Phone 204-737-2000 FARMERS, RANCHERS, Phone 306-455-2509 Toll-Free 1-800-258-7434 CHECK OUT OUR parts specials at www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim Agent: & J Weber-Arcola, SK. SEEDMPROCESSORS FUEL TANK, 50,000 litre, ULC approved, Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. Phone 306-455-2509 70/30 split, double wall with saddles, botBUYING ALL FEED GRAINS tom fill overfill protectors, stairs and platform, Supreme powder coating finish, built Heated/Spring Threshed by Magnum Fabricating, new in Oct. 2012. Lightweight/Green/Tough, Gunner’s Gas, Davidson, SK. 306-567-3353 KORNUM WELL DRILLING, farm, cottage and acreage wells, test holes, well rehabiliMixed Grain - Barley, Oats, 3- 500 GAL. and 1000 gal. fuel tanks; 300 tation, witching. PVC/SS construction, exRye, Flax, Wheat, Durum, gal. gas tank w/stand; 1000 gal. HD steel pert workmanship and fair pricing. 50% water tank. 306-370-1603, Beechy, SK. Lentils, Peas, Canola, government grant now available. Indian Head, SK., 306-541-7210 or 306-695-2061 Chickpeas, Triticale, POLY TANKS: 15 to 10,000 gal.; Bladder Sunflowers, Screenings, tanks from 220 to 88,000 gallon; Water and liquid fertilizer; Fuel tanks, single and Organics and By-Products double wall; Truck and storage, gas or dsl. √ ON-FARM PICKUP U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, Wilke Sales, 306-586-5711, Regina, SK. 30 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week √ PROMPT PAYMENT upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and √ LICENSED AND BONDED air brakes. One on one driving instructions. 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. SASKATOON, LLOYDMINSTER, TEMPORARY GRAIN BIN replacement LETHBRIDGE, VANCOUVER, tarps for all sizes from 22’ diameter to 105’ MINNEDOSA dia. Best quality available Canadian made quality silver cone shaped tarps available 1-204-867-8163 for all sizes. All sizes in stock. Shipped overnight to most major points in Western Canada. For all pricing, details, and pics visit our website at or EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN CAREGIVER with phone Willwood Industries toll free over 12 yrs experience, is looking to care 1-866-781-9560, fax 306-781-0108. for a senior. Please call 306-551-7300.

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

RM CANWOOD #494- just listed. This 140 acre scenic property is close to the Cookson pasture and the Prince Albert National Park. 1232 sq. ft. home built in 1960, 30x32 hip roof horse barn. Approx. 65 acres of tame hay. Balance is some harvestable spruce timber plus pasture openings. Just a great well sheltered yard. Fenced with 3 wires and treated post. MLS®584810. For further info. or to view call Lloyd Ledinski, Re/Max of the Battlefords, 306-446-8800, 306-441-0512.



CDC BOYER, CERT. #1, 96% germ. produces plump seed, good for green feed. Stoll’s LOOKING FOR APPROX. 5-10 acres in SK, Seed Barn Ltd., Delisle, SK. 306-493-7409. AB or MB to homestead, possibly an old farmyard you would like to see rejuvenated, or maybe you have a small chunk of land that I could use for under $20,000. Call 306-815-7555, Radville, SK., or email CARBERRY CERT. #1, 99% germ, rated vg for lodging, good for fusarium. Stoll’s Seed Barn Ltd., Delisle, SK. 306-493-7409. Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. AAC JATHARIA VB, 97% germ. midge It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794. tolerant, certified #1, now avail. Stoll’s Seed Barn Ltd., Delisle, SK. 306-493-7409. LAND FOR SALE: 52.8 acres, presently zoned agricultural, $255,000. Only 15 min. from Saskatoon. Rolling hills. Excellent potential for walk-out development with gas, power, phone and public water line. Call Ron Thompson, Royal LePage Saskatoon, TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED alfalfa and grass SK. for info., 306-221-8112. seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK.

2012 JD GATOR side by side, 625i, 1700 hours, $7500. Phone 204-564-2033 or CERT. #1 CDC IMPULSE CL red lentil. Highest yielding Clearfield red lentil Call 204-937-7647, Inglis, MB. 306-465-2525, 306-861-5679 Hansen Seeds, Yellow Grass SK. 2010 MONTANA 34’ 5th wheel trailer, 4 slides, satellite dish, king bed, large shower, fireplace, $32,500 OBO. 306-957-4526, Odessa, SK. BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buyer of all varieties of mustard. Call for competitive pricing. WANTED: NEWER CLASS A or C motor Call 204-736-3570, Brunkild, MB. home. Gas or diesel. Must be in excellent condition. Call 204-683-2398. MUSTARD SEED! We can supply you with new cert. treated or untreated seed. We can upgrade your low grade mustard. Ackerman Ag Services, 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK.


FARMS WANTED. If you are considering selling your farm, contact me. I have eight years experience selling farms and farmed all my life. All discussions are confidential. Rick Taylor, Homelife Home Professional Realty. 204-867-7551,

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

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We know that farming is enough of a gamble Andy Vanderveen · Brett Vanderveen so if you want to sell it fast place your ad in Jesse Vanderveen the Manitoba Co-operator classifieds. It’s a Sure Thing. Call our toll-free number today. A Season to Grow… Only Days to Pay! We have friendly staff ready to help. 1-800782-0794. LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. Buyers and sellers of all types of feed grain and grain by-products. Call 306-862-2723, Nipawin, SK. 1997 SHASTA CLASS C, 28’, 7.3 powerstroke diesel, auto, 82,000 kms, $19,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd, 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK. DL #910420. GOOD HEAVY OATS - 44 lbs., never sprayed, seed quality. Call 306-734-2997, 1995 19’ FORD COACHMAN motorhome, Aylesbury, SK. 73,000 miles, excellent shape. 306-842-3611, Weyburn, SK. 20,000 BU. FALL RYE, high falling number. Phone 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395, 2007 CLASS A Triple E Embassy 34’, gas, Langham, SK. 23,000 kms, V10 on Ford chassis, hyd. leveling system, lots of extras, $65,000 OBO. Call 306-533-9017, White City, SK.

WANTED: FEED GRAIN, barley, wheat, peas, green or damaged canola. Phone Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. WANTED: FEED BARLEY Buffalo Plains Cattle Company is looking to purchase barley. For pricing and delivery dates, call Kristen 306-624-2381, Bethune, SK. WANTED: OFF-GRADE PULSES, oil seeds and cereals. All organic cereals and specialty crops. Prairie Wide Grain, Saskatoon, SK., 306-230-8101, 306-716-2297.

TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. 1973 ARCTIC CAT, for parts, or as is, not ROUND ALFALFA/ALFALFA GRASS solid running. Shedded. Phone 306-259-4430, Go public with an ad in the Manitoba Co- core greenfeed 5x6 JD hay bales for sale. Young, SK. operator classifieds. Phone 1-800-782-0794. Call 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK.

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FARM LABOURER REQUIRED for livestock operation. Duties include: operating, maintaining seeding & harvesting equip. Smoke free enviro., $17/hr. Housing avail. Lyle Lumax, 204-525-2263, Swan River, MB. ALTHOUSE HONEY FARMS INC. 1/2 mile south Porcupine Plain, SK. 7 positions required for 2017 season, May to Oct. Wages $13-$18/hr. depending upon experience. Job duties: assisting in spring hive inspection, unwrapping, and splitting, supering, building supers and honey frames, honey removal and extracting, fall feeding, applying mite control and wrapping hives for winter. No education required. WCB coverage. Ph. Ron Althouse 306-278-7345, email: LARGE YEARLING COW/Calf Operation has available a full-time position including family home. Qualifications include: A background in herd health, operation and maintenance of modern equipment, Class 1 and welding experience an asset. Wages and benefits negotiable. Horses not needed. Scott, 306-536-2157, Indian Head, SK. 6 FULL-TIME POSITIONS at Pedigree Poultry near Regina Beach, SK. Hiring starts Dec. 2016. Duties include: Egg collection, packing and sorting, cleaning poultry equipment, manure removal and barn checks, $10.76/hr. No education or experience required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have no allergies to dust or odor. Criminal Record (abstract). Please send resume fax: 306-731-2399, or email: Address: Box 619, Regina Beach, SK. S0G 4C0.

LARGE COW/CALF RANCH in NE Sask. seeks energetic Ranch Hand. Bunkhouse accommodation provided. Email resume: Fax 306-428-2192. POSITION AVAILABLE, Cypress Hills, SK. area. Background yearling grasser operation and cow/calf. Modern facilities and equipment. Good working environment. Class 1 preferred. Wages negotiable depending on experience. Ph. 306-295-7473. FULL-TIME PASTURE MANAGER position with Seven Persons Grazing Association, AB. on or before April 1, 2017. Successful applicant will demonstrate proficiency working in all aspects of cattle management. Previous experience operating pivot irrigation equipment is essential. On-site housing provided. Competition closes Oct 31, 2016. Please send resume with references to:

TRUCK FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL TFI specializes in the handling and transportation of bulk commodities for the agricultural industry. Great Pay. Home on the weekends. Benefits plan. Modern equipment. We are looking for qualified drivers and owner operators to pull Super B Hopper Trailers. Call today 204-924-7051,

EXPERIENCED RANCH HAND available for fall/winter while you go on vacation. NS, ND, single. References available. Email:

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 • 9:00 AM DIRECTIONS: Sale will be held at Fraser Auction Service Ltd. Sales yard 1/4 mile north of the junction of highways #1 & #10 on 25 Wheatbelt Road. Brandon, MB. THIS SALE WILL FEATURE: Farm & Industrial Equipment *Trucks *Trailers *Livestock Handling Equipment *Vehicles *Lawn & Leisure *Shop Equipment & Tools, 3PT Hitch & Acreage Equipment * Plus Misc. Pallet Lots & Soooo Much More!!!

NOTE: Cheques of $50,000 or more must be accompanied by bank letter of credit. For more information on this please call Fraser Auction 204-727-2001.

TRACTORS: *1998 New Holland TS110 MFWA w/ Allied 595S Loader w/ joystick control, 90HP, (40 Kil Hr Trans) 16×16 Trans w/ pwr reverser, 4 remote hyd, 3PT, Dual PTO, 18.4R38 Rear rubber, 14.9-28 Front rubber, 8890 Hrs Showing, Manual *1995 Ford 8340 Tractor w/ Front End Loader *1981 JD 8440 4 WD Tractor w/ 14’ Degelman Blade with Grill Guard, c/w Rock Digger, 1000 PTO, 18.4-38 Rubber, Triple Hyd, Quad Range Trans, 180HP, Very Good Condition, 8153 Hrs Showing *1979 IH 3588 2+2 4WD Tractor, 150HP, New Rear Tires, New Batteries – Spring 2016, Hyd pump – put in 2015, Manual, 8717 Hrs Showing (can’t fill front fuel tank all the way – if do it will leak) *1950 JD AR Tractor, good working order, very clean *Case 885 Tractor w/ Case 2255 Loader, 2567 Hrs Showing *430 Case with 3pt. hitch *Case Loader 90 Series – fits 70, 75, 90 Series. HARVEST EQUIPMENT: *Agco 30’ 700 Header – Fits C62 or MF *27’ Gleaner Straight Cut Header *Case IH 1015 PU Header *Concrete Eagle. SEED & TILLAGE EQUIPMENT: *70’ Degelman Strawmaster 7000, SM7001, (Sold Sep a Pallet of Tines) *50’ Morris Mounted Harrows – off Deep Tiller *50’ Bourgault Cultivator, Model 9600 *39’ Flexi-Coil B800 Deep Tiller, Knock-oNs, Harrows, New Tires *(58) Shovels – 47 Degree *28’ Morris Deep Tiller *20’ JD 220 Tandem Disc *23’ Ezee-On Tandem Disc *12’ MF #43 End Wheel Seed Drill *Rome Breaking Disc *Raven NH3 Kit, Raven Radar,- Complete without Hoses, Manual *Green Drop Bandwagon Fertilizer Caddy 1500 US Gal *Green Drop Bandwagon Fertilizer Caddy 1000 US Gal HAYING EQUIPMENT: *7’ Allis Chalmer Sickle Mower, 5 Knives, Small Bag of Parts, PTO. GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT: *2015 13” x 91’ Wheatheart Swing Auger, c/w Hyd Winch & Hyd Swing, PTO, Spout, Reverser, Manuals *13” x 85’ Batco Belt Conveyer *1985 Farm Fans Dryer AB180, 1805 Hrs showing, Automatic Batch Dryer, 10HP Fan *1985 7x 31 Brandt 5HP Electric Auger *1985 7 x 45 Sakundiak 7HP Electric Auger *7” x 41 Sakundiak Auger *7” x 33’ Sakundiak Auger w/ Wheatheart Bin Sweep, 13HP Motor, Electric Start *MK100 x 61 Westfield Swing Auger *10” x 60’ Westfield Swing Auger, 540 PTO *8” x 55’ Westfield Auger, Motor Drive, New Electric Drive unit, Good Drive shaft & bearings, New Tires, New Safety shield *(2) Aeration Fans – USED *Pencil Auger – Hyd Driven *(8) UNUSED Sukup Aeration Fans, 15 HP, Single Phase *Drill Fill Auger w/ spout. TRUCKS: *1994 Freightliner FL106 Hwy Tractor, White, Detroit Motor, 10 Spd Trans, SAFETIED, 087, 264 Showing *1993 International 4900 Platform Truck, 6 Cyl, White, 7.6L Eng, 10 Spd Spicer Trans, Air Shift PTO w/ Pump, New King Pin, 480,870 showing, SAFETIED (In frame rebuilt approx 6 yrs ago) *1976 Ford F600 Grain Truck w/ 13’ Box *2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van, 5.7L V8 Eng, auto trans, 273,705 Showing *2011 Ford F350 SD XLT Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, Brown,4×4, 6.7l DSL Powerstroke, Receiver Hitch, 160,135 Showing, SAFETIED *2010 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, 6.l Gas Engine, Black, 323,383 Showing *2010 Toyota Tundra Limited V8 SR5 DBL Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, Black, 5.7 l, 320, 217 Showing *2009 Silverado 2500 HD LT CI, Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, Black, 6L Gas Engine, 288,934 Showing *2008 Ford F350 SD XL Crew Cab Cab, 8 Cyl, V8, White, 72,199 Showing *2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, White, Vortec 6.l, 337, 187 Showing *2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT Extended Cab, 8 Cyl, 6.l, White, 58,241 Showing *2007 Ford F150 4×4, 4 Door Truck, w/cap & roof rack, receiver hitch, 4.41 Triton Gas V8, auto trans, XLT package, 305,061 Showing *2006 Ford F450XL Super Duty Truck, W/ 9’ Service Body w/ slip tank behind cab, 2WD Drive, 6L Power Stroke Turbo DSL V8, Auto Trans, 19.5 Rubber, 128,720 Showing *2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, 6.l, White, 145, 470 Showing *2005 Ford F150 Lariat Supercrew Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, Black, 4×4, 5.4l Triton Gas, Box Liner, Receiver Hitch 166,580 Showing, SAFETIED *2005 Ford F150 Lariat King Ranch Sup Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, Brown, 5.4l Triton Gas, Receiver Hitch, 301,185 Showing *2004 Ford F150 4×4 4 Door Truck, box liner, receiver hitch, 5.1l V8 Gas Eng, auto trans, XLT Package, NOT RUNNING *2003 Ford F450XL Super Duty Platform, 8 Cyl, White, 6L Powerstroke V8 Turbo DSL, Auto Trans, 260,002 Showing, , (Injector gone, High Pressure oil Leak?) will not start if hot *2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab, Ext Cab, 6 Cyl, Gray, 5.9l, Cummins 24 Valve Turbo Diesel, REBUILT, 400,971 Showing *2002 Chevrolet S10 4 + Cab, Ext Cab, 6 Cyl, Gray, 237,106 Showing *2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 8 Cyl, 5.3L, Green, NO Kms Showing, (Transmission Issues) *2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Ext Cab, 8 Cyl, White,6L V8 Gas Eng, Auto Trans, 4×4, 396,041 Showing, 5th Wheel Hitch included (pulled 2000 Dutchman) *1999 Chev Astro Cargo Van *1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Sport Utility, 4 Door, 8 Cyl, Red, 293, 229 Showing, SAFETIED *1997 Ford F150 XL Supercab, Extended Cab, 6 Cyl, Red, NEW Spare Tire, 371,407 Showing *1997 Ford Ranger Light Pick-up, 4 Cyl, Blue, 252,849 Showing, (Clutch – need caliper) *1995 Chevrolet Pickup w/ Reg Cab w/ cap, 8 Cyl, Brown, 327,023 Showing, has newer rubber, new windshield, almost no rust. VEHICLES: *2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT, 2 Door, 4 Cyl, Gray, SAFETIED *2007 Dodge Magnum SXT Station Wagon, 6 Cyl, Gray, 75,588 Showing, SAFETIED *2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4 Door, 4 Cyl, Black, DSL, SAFETIED *2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS Passenger Van, 6 Cyl, Gray, 219,863 Showing *2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4 Door, 6 Cyl, Black, 251,025 Showing *2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS Sport Utility, 4 Door, 6 Cyl, Red, 181,701 Showing, Only 5 miles since Fresh Safety *2003 Pontiac Vibe Station Wagon, 4 Cyl, Red, 299,999 Showing, (left brake shoes removed do to seized brake) *2003 Chevrolet Impala LS V6, 4 Door, 6 Cyl, Black, 271,064 Showing *2002 Honda CRV 4WD, CR-V LX Sport Utility, 4 Door, 4 Cyl, Blue, 411,963 Showing *2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport Utility, 4 Door, 4 Door, 6 Cyl, Brown, 194, 612 Showing, SALVAGEABLE *2000 Toyota Corolla VE, 4 Door, 4 Cyl, Brown, , 204,701 Showing *2000 Olds Alero, 4 Door, Burgundy, 157,314 Showing *1998 Chevrolet Venture Ext Passenger Van, 6 Cyl, Green, 225, 496 Showing) *1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier, 4 Door, 8 Cyl, 4.6L Gas Eng, Auto Trans, Red, 284,503 Showing *1992 Toyota Camry LE, 4 Door, 4 Cyl, Red, 484,292 Showing. TRAILERS & WAGONS: *2014 Enclosed Trailer, 8’x 32.5’, (2) 7000 lb Axles *2011 Enclosed Trailer, 7’ x 18.5, (2) 3500 lb Axles *2009 Enclosed Trailer, 6’ x 10’, 3000 lb Axle *2006 Other Interstate Utility Trailer, White *2003 Wabash Semi Trailer White, SAFETY, (Unit is a low mileage Trailer, 8 new recap tires) *32’ 2003 Cancade Tandem Axle End Dump Silage Trailer, White, VIN# MJSK003290328 (TRAILER HAS BEEN TIPPED ON SIDE & NOT REPAIRED, AND NOT CLAIMED – SELLS AS IS) *(2) 53’ Great Dane Insulated Van Trailers, Air ride, New Series Axles *1989 48’ Utility Semi-Trailer, Black *1997 17’ Real Utility (Livestock) Trailer *1992 16’ Duncan Stock Trailer *36’ Hay Trailer, Tandem Axle Front & Back – NO TOD FARM USE ONLY *Farm Wagon – S/A w/ Automatic Silage Gate – NO TOD FARM USE ONLY *Farm Wagon – S/A w/ Westeel Drill Fill – NO TOD FARM USE ONLY. TRAVEL TRAILER: *2003 Dutchman Camper Trailer, 1 Queen Size Bed, Bathroom, Fridge, Stove, Air/Heat, New Tires, *2000 Dutchman 5th Wheel Hitch Trailer, 1 Slide out, Sleep 5 – 6 people, No – Bunk Beds, Fridge Stove, Microwave, Furnace, Air, Washroom/Shower. *1977 Skylark Travel Trailer, Bumper Hitch, Sleep 4, Fridge, Stove, NO propane tanks included *1982 Scamper Trailer, Sleep 4, Fridge, Stove, Bathroom, (Bumper Hitch). INDUSTRIAL: *1984 CAT 416 Turbo Ext How, 4×4, 11,334 Hrs Showing *Caterpillar 60 Scraper *1977 CAT 215 Track Hoe w/ Bucket, 12,282 Hrs Showing *JD 655B Crawler/Loader w/ Gravel Claws w/ forks, 00135 Hrs Showing *580K Case backhoe with extendahoe *Allis Chalmers 700 Fork Lift, 5000 lb Lift, Shuttle Shift, Runs Good *Twose TE480 3PT, 14’ Arm Hedgecutter, ditcher, 140LL, Manual *2008 Genie Scissor Lift, VIN# GS4608-92152 *NEW 10’ America Industries Scraper – Heavy Duty *NEW 10’ Box Scraper *NEW (2) Powertek IN3500-3.5 Kw Silent Inverter Generator *NEW (2) Powertek DG9250E-9 Kw Gas Generator 16HP s/w Electric Start 120/240V *Polaris IE 3000 Generator, only used 1 tank of fuel *NEW (2) Powertek PT50C- 2” Water pump 6.5HP *NEW (2) Powertek PT80C-3” Water pump 6.5 HP *NEW (2) Milton CUT40B-Plazma Cutter 220V, Cuts 1/2”, Plate 60% Duty Cycle *NEW Loncin MS10-Plate Compactor 6.5HP c/w Wheel Kit *NEW (4) Loncin MS20-Plate Compactor c/w Wheel Kit *NEW (4) Loncin MS100-Plate Compactor c/w 6.5HP, Wheels, Water Tank *NEW (2) Aero-Pro DW45 Jack Hammer, weight 31 lbs, motor 1700W *(8) NEW Easy Kleen Magnum Gold, 4000 PSI 12V Hot Water Pressure Washer, C/W 15 HP Gas, Totally Self Contained *(2) NEW Tamper T90 *Box Scraper *8-10 Yard International Scraper * Full Size Hoist *Power Trowel. 3PT EQUIPMENT & ATTACHMENTS: *NEW Stout Brush Grapple XHD84 w/ skid steer quick attach, High strength ½” steel, Universal Quick attach plate, 84” x 38” x 30”, 6 7/8 Tine Spacing, Grapple opening 32”, 3034 PSI hydraulic lines, NPT ½” hydraulic flatfaced couplers, cylinder guards *NEW Stout Skid Steer Rock Bucket/Brush Grapple Combo HD72, Open-End w/ Skid Steer Quick Attach, 72”, High Strength 3/8” Steel, Universal Quick Attach Plate, 72” x 41” x 30”, 3” Tine Spacing, Grapple Opening 39”, 3045 PSI Hydraulic Line, NPT ½” Hydraulic flat-faced couplers, cylinder guards *NEW Stout Brush Grapple HDU 72” w/ skid steer quick attach, High strength 3/8” steel, Universal Quick attach plate, 72” x 35” x 30”, 8 ¼” Tine Spacing, Grapple opening 32”, 3034 PSI lines WITH ½” cap *NEW Stout Skid Steer Flat Bottom Grapple Bucket HD72, High Strength Steel 3/8” sides, ¼” Bucket, Universal Quick Attach Plate, 72”x41”x30”, 3045 PSI lines with ½” cap, Grapple Opening 32” *NEW Stout Rock Bucket 72-3 w/ Skid Steer Quick Attach *NEW Stout Full-Back Pallet Forks 48 in w/ skid steer quick attach, 3-position pin adjustment, 4000 lbs fork rating, High strength steel, Universal quick attach plate, see through spill guard w/walk-through step, frame 51” x 57.5” *NEW Pallet Forks 48” w/skid steer quick attach, 3-position pin adjustment, 4000 lbs fork rating, High Strength Steel, Universal Quick Attach Plate, Frame 35”x45” *NEW Stout Grapple Attachment Add-On, High Strength 3/8” Steel, ½” High Strength Steel Bar, 2 Cylinders, 3045 PSI capped hydraulic lines *(1) NEW 82’’ Heavy Duty Rotary Tiller c/w: gear drive, 3 point PTO shaft w/overrunning clutch *(4) NEW 94’’ Hydraulic Skid Steer Loader Dozer Blade *(2) NEW 86” TMG Industries Snow Blade *(2) NEW 3 PTO Heavy Duty Wood Chipper C/W: fit 40-70hp *NEW Skid Steer Hydraulic Trencher *NEW 72” Skid Steer Attachment Pick up Sweeper *9’ Allied Snow Blower, 1000 PTO *6.5’ Allied Snow Blower, PTO *7’ Buhler/Farm King 720 3PT Rough Cut Mower *5’ John Buhler 3PT Blade *Grapple Fork – for Allied Loader *Welding Shop Hyd Wood Splitter – Homemade *Wood Splitter *12’ 3PT Cultivator, few extra shovels & shanks *10’ Ford 3PT Blade *8’ Universal Belly Mount Blade *3 Row Planter *3PT Dirt Profiler *buhler Quick Hitch *Universal Mount 3PT Hitch, Model JD850 CAT 3 (Greening) *PTO – off 4’ 3PT Mower *12’ Leon Blade – off MTX125 *NEW 26” JD Disk Blade *Quick Hitch, 3PT *(3) pces Potato Equipment – Parts – for Spudnick – NEW *3PT Round Bale Unroller *3 pt. mower *HLA Manure Grapple. LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: *Linden Post Pounder, Fully Hyd Drive, 540 PTO, Good Shape *Post Hole Auger Adapter – from 2 9/16 – Down to 2” *Post Pounder – Trailer Type *Squeeze Chute w/ Palp Cage *(2) Horse Feeders *(2) Cattle Feeders *(2) Calf Feeders *(2) Sheep Feeders *Vet Supplies – Box *Headgate w/ frame *(20) 24’ Freestanding Corral Panels *(8) Feeder Panels *(2) Creep Feeders – Adjustable *L7 Calf Chute *Calf Shelter. BALE PROCESSOR: *Case Bale Processor 8610, PTO. HORSE DRAWN EQUIPMENT: *Horse Drawn – Van – Steel Tongue *Horse Drawn – Sleigh *Horse Drawn Bob Sleigh *Horse Drawn Wagon *No 9 International Horse Drawn Sickle Mower *No 4 John Deere Horse Drawn Sickle Mower *John Deere Horse Drawn 2 Furrow Plow *Stone Boat & 1 Sets of DBL Trees (Used for training horses to pull) *(2) Sets of DBL Trees. SHOP EQUIPMENT: *(2) NEW 10FT 20 Drawer Heavy Duty Metal Work Bench with hanging peg board c/w 40’’ high hanging peg board, stainless steel drawer panel, metal handles *(3) NEW 9000 LB Heavy Duty Two Post Auto Lift *NEW 50 Ton Hydraulic Shop Press *NEW 75 Ton Hydraulic Shop Press *(2) NEW Heavy Duty Tire Changer, c/w: 110v 60 hz *(1) NEW Heavy Duty Wheel Balancer c/w: 110v 60 hz*Pressure Washer *(2) NEW Air Hyd Jack – 20 Ton *(1) NEW 1” Dr Air Impact Wrench Kit *(8) NEW 3” x 30” Tow Strap *(2) NEW 3/8” x 50’ Air Hose Reel *(2) NEW 3 Ton Floor Jack *6” Beaver Planer/Jointer (no Motor) *16” HD Power Hacksaw s/w oiler *CAT Pressure Washer c/w Pressure Hose & Wand *Single Cyl Air Compressor c/w Hose *Wheel Balancer – John Beau 4100 Electronic, Works Great *Ingersol Rand T-30 Air Compressor *De Vilbiss CAL VAP 5050 Air Compressor *13 HP Hond Engine and Compressor *Brand New Gas Press Washer – Used once *Checker Plate Tool Box – Delta Pro *Checker Plate Tool Box – Full Size *Oxygen & Acetylene Dolly *Press Frame – Blue *Motorcycle Jack Hydraulic *Mig Welder Acklands AK Matic 1200 *(4) Oil Drains – Air operated *Oil Drain w/ pump *Oil Drain & Stand *Hi Jaker 5th Wheel Hitch and Rails *2 Ton Jack – Hein Warner *Techo Master – Stick Welder *Back Rack on Rail Protectors *ACR Air Conditioning Recovery Machine *Hydraulic Semi Jack with Arm *2 Ton Jack – Black Hawk *2 Ton Jack – Strong Arm *Pro Cut on Vehicle Brake Lathe Machine *Gas In Floor Heat Unit *15” Delta Scroll Saw *CPR Jack *Pressure Washer *Steel Tool Box – c/w Wrenches, Bolt Cutter *New Fuel Hose, Automatic Shut off Nozzle *Box – Power Tools *Delta Metal Full Size Truck Tool Box *12’ Aluminum Ladder *Shop Heater *Compressor, 1HP, 2 Cyl *(1) Roll of Welding Cable, 120v *(5) Rolls 1/2” Cable, 120v *4” Belt sander *16” Variable speed scroll saw *12 speed drill press *Wood lathe *Milwaukee 5/8” drill *Milwaukee 7.5 amp disc grinder *King shop Vac *10 ton Power Fist floor press *40000 BTU Reddy Heater. TENTS, SHELTERS, GREEN HOUSE & GATES: *NEW 20FT X 30FT X 12FT Peak Ceiling Storage Shelter C/W: Commercial fabric, roll up door *NEW 30FT X 40FT X 15FT Peak Ceiling Double Door Storage Building C/W: commercial fabric, waterproof, UV and Fire Resistant, 12’ x 12’ drive through doors at two ends *NEW 30FT X 85FT X 15FT Peak Ceiling Double Door Storage Building C/W: commercial fabric, waterproof, UV and Fire Resistant, 12’ x 12’ drive through doors at two ends *NEW 20 ft x 40 ft Full Closed Party Tent, C/W: 800 sq.ft, doors, windows, 4 side walls included *(2) NEW 10’x20’ Commercial Instant Pop up Tent *(2) NEW 8FT X 10FT Twin Wall Green House *NEW 9 x 12 Gray w/ White Trim Tin Garden Shed *(2 Sets) NEW 20FT Heavy Duty Bi-Parting Wrought Iron Driveway Gate (to sell as one pair). LAWN & GARDEN, LEISURE: *2006 Ski Doo Renegade 1000 SDI *2005 Ski Doo Summit High Mark, 1000 CC SDI, 162 Paddle Track, Electric Start & Reverse *1997 Bombardier Ski Doo, Gas pump not working & secondary clutch not working *15’ Surf Tamer Fiberglass Boat w/ 35 HP Merc Outboard, w/ Trailer (Trailer has NO TOD) *Turf Til Garden tiller *New Propane BBQ *30” Yardwork Walk Behind Snow Blower *26” Grandprix Walk Behind Snow Blower *24” Walk Behind Snow Blower – Canadian *18” Walk Behind Snow Blower – Craftsman NOT WORKING *Snow Blower – NO MOTOR. TIRES: *(4) NEW 23.56 x 25 Industrial Tires *(4) NEW 11L x 15 Implement Tires *(4) NEW 12×16.5 Skid Steer Tires *(15) NEW 235/75-17 Tires *(4) NEW 9.5Lx15 Implement Tire *(4) NEW 9.5Lx14 Implement Tire *(4) NEW 10×16.5 Skid Steer Tires *(4) 800/70R38 Tires *(2) 710/70R38 Tires *20 Used Tires *(4) Chevy 2500 Custom Wheels – Black/Chrome, 17”, 8 Lug *(4) Dodge 2500 Custom Wheels – Chrome, 18”, 8 Lug *(4) Dodge 2500 Custom Wheels, Chrome, 16”, 8 Lug *10.00-20 Truck Tire – USED *Tractor Tire 18.4-34 *14.9-24/13 Tractor Tire *(4) Truck Tires 16” *(4) 185/75 14” on rims – off 1995 or 1996 Cavalier *(4) 235/50R 18” Tires & Rims, Winter – Lexus 460 *(4) 225/50R 17” Tires & BMW Rims – Series 5 *1 –NEW 12- 16.5 skid steer tire *2 –NEW 11-15FI Goodyear hyway service *4 – NEW 11-15SL Goodyear 8 ply *1 –NEW 10.00×16 3rib front tractor tire on new 6 bolt rim *1NEW 7.50-18 Titan 3 rib front tractor *3- NEW 20.8×38 new tractor tires 10 ply *2- NEW 18.4×34 Firestone 8ply tractor tires *2-30.5-32 combine *2-20.5-25 loader *1-16.5-16.1 Diamond mounted on 8 Bolt rim *2- 35×12.50R18 mud tires *2 – 9.5×15 implement on used 6 bolt rims *2- 11×15 highway service on used 8 bolt rims *1 -11×15 implement on 6 bolt rim *2 – 13×13.50×15 implement on 6 bolt rims *1- 11×22.5 used steer Truck tire on used aluminum rim *(2) 18” Tractor Tire *(10) P15” TR Trailer Tire – NEW *Set of 4 – 215 60+15 w/ Aluminum Rims *Set of 4 215 60+ 15 Steel Rims *(2) 10×8.50 Tires *(2) 17” Truck Tires *(2) 18.4-26 Armstrong Combine Tires. COLLECTIBLES: *International Farm All A Tricycle Tractor *JD Model A Tricycle Tractor, Rollermatic Front End & Hyd. TANKS & PUMPS: *800 Gal Westeel Fuel Tank (DSL) *L-Shape Slip Tank 410L *Water Tank w/ Metal Frame *(6) Barrel Pumps *250 Gal Flat Bottom Poly Water Tank *Honda 4HP Gas Engine 2” Water Pump w/ Hose *100 Gal Fuel Tank w/ Honda Pump *(2014) 534 Liter fuel tank – DBL wall, c/w electric 12 V Pump, & fire ext. *4 HP Honda 2” water pump *6.5 HP Honda Motor c/w high pressure water pump, hose and fire nozzle *2.66 HP Power Fist water pump *12 volt GPI fuel transfer pump *New vacuum transfer pump. BUILDING MATERIAL & PATIO BLOCKS & MISCELLANEOUS: *Air Ride Truck Seat *9’ Set Full Style Aluminum Running Boards *Truck Topper *Wood Burning Stove *Front Bumper – 2005 Freightliner Century (2) Newer Tractor Seats *(2) Stationary Engines *Oxygen Bottle Tank.



Brandon, MB




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