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Where’s the beef? Increasingly, it’s in the premium product section Leave the lower-end market to other meats and ‘come to terms’ with the global push to reduce meat consumption, says ‘Dr. Food’ By ALEXIS KIENLEN AF STAFF/BANFF


he beef sector needs to position its meat as a premium product and forget about trying to duke it out with farmed fish and commercial chicken production, says one of the world’s bestknown food-marketing experts. Fish and chicken are “the two big meats” because they have the best feed conversion ratios, David Hughes said at the recent Global Conference on Sustainable Beef. “In developing countries where incomes are increasing, as they change their diets, the meats they move towards are chicken and fish because they are more affordable,” said Hughes, emeritus professor of food marketing at Imperial College, London whose expertise has earned him the moniker of ‘Dr. Food.’ “What’s the message from a beef point of view? Keep a long way from that fight. Because if we get involved in that fight, we’ll get our clocks cleaned.” And being in the premium market can be a good thing for the beef sector, he added. “As I wander around the world, looking at the price of beef in retail stores, it’s at least twice the price of the next meat down,” he said.

Farmers fear big price hit from carbon tax The focus has been on the price of fuel, but the effect of a carbon tax on the price of fertilizer, chemicals, and machinery could be much greater

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ixty miles south of where Stephen Vandervalk farms lies the American border — an invisible line dividing farm country with the same growing conditions producing crops that will be sold to mostly the same customers. But the Fort Macleod producer worries that being north of the line is going to be a huge disadvantage when the provincial carbon tax comes into effect in January. “How do you compete?” he asked. “This tax is going to apply to us and nobody else in the world. To a certain extent, we’re

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already not very competitive on the world stage because of where we live. We’re already at a freight disadvantage. “This just adds more fuel to the fire.” While farm fuel will be exempt when Alberta’s carbon tax of $20 per tonne (rising to $30 per tonne in 2018) comes into effect, other input costs — such as fertilizer, transportation, and crop protection products — will still be subject to it. That’s Vandervalk’s key concern on his 10,000-acre grain farm. “It’s just going to increase costs, and as primary producers, we can’t pass that cost on to our consumers,” he said. “It’s literally just going to come out of our margins, and there aren’t any margins in farming to allow for that.” Vandervalk is a director for the Western

Canadian Wheat Growers Association, which is circulating a petition calling on the federal government to scrap the proposed carbon tax. That tax will start at $10 per tonne in 2018, so it won’t affect Alberta at first. But it will increase $10 per tonne per year until it hits $50 in 2022. “For the next few years, Alberta’s carbon tax is actually going to be higher than the federal one, so it’s not until about 2020 when both plans say the carbon tax will be $30 per tonne,” said Naomi Christensen, a policy analyst at the Canada West Foundation. “After that, the federal plan could affect Alberta if the tax is raised and Alberta’s stays the same.”

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Whew, there’s no malt shortage after all Don’t cry in your beer — Alberta’s craft brewers have ‘lots’ of good-quality malt BY JENNIFER BLAIR

“I’m not saying there aren’t issues. It’s not all peaches and cream out there, but it’s nowhere near what the media has been making it out to be.”

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on’t worry — your favourite beer won’t be in short supply this year, despite recent reports that late-season moisture had seriously harmed Alberta’s malt barley crop. “The barley quality in 2016 is better than the 2015 crop, hands down,” said Kevin Sich, grain department manager at Rahr Malting near Alix. “If I needed a lot of wheat to make flour, I might be a little more concerned. If I was a canola-crushing plant that’s still seeing (so much) canola in the field, I’d be a little more concerned. But as a maltster with all the barley in, I don’t really see it as an issue. “It’s been a decent, high-volume crop.” Most farmers took their malt barley off first and managed to avoid the worst harvest weather, including the snowfall that hit many parts of the province in early October, said Sich. “Farmers focused on malt barley. We told farmers, ‘You’ve got some fairly lucrative pricing on your malt barley, and if you lose it to feed, you’re probably looking at losing $3 a bushel — anywhere from $250 to $300 an acre,’” he said. “Most farmers identified that as their highest-risk crop. They knew that if they could get it off in good shape, they could probably get malt. “They chased the malt barley and left the wheat behind because there’s not that kind of gains to be seen on a wheat crop.” As a result, quality has been “pretty consistent” and yields are 10 to 15 per cent higher than last year’s crop.

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John Hamill was worried when he started harvesting his malt barley, but was surprised by the high quality.   PHOTO: RED SHED MALTING “I’m not saying there aren’t issues. It’s not all peaches and cream out there, but it’s nowhere near what the media has been making it out to be.”

A harvest ‘surprise’

That’s the case on John Hamill’s farm near Penhold. “I was concerned that the malt barley crop wouldn’t be that good, but surprisingly, everything went pretty well,” said Hamill. “When we were out there combining our barley, there was a lot of concern about the quality, but the rain didn’t seem to affect the quality as much as we thought it might. In the end, the barley came off in really good shape, which was a surprise to us.”

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Last fall, malt barley quality “deteriorated really fast” following the late-season rains, but that didn’t happen this year, he said. “Even with the showers, we were able to get all our barley off in really good condition, and I think a lot of farmers were in the same situation,” he said. “There were a few that had some problems with chitting, but for the most part, I think there’s a fairly good supply of malt barley out there.” Hamill was worried about chitting — when barley germinates and begins to sprout — after last year’s experience, but he was lucky this year. “We had combined before the rain, and it was less than one per

cent chitted. After the first bunch of rain, we went out again, and it was still less than one per cent chitted.” Now, his barley is in the bin and looking good — it’s dry, it’s plump, it didn’t stain, and germination is 96 per cent or better. “It’s really good barley. I’m really, really happy with the quality of the barley this year.”

Craft brewers happy

Hamill also co-owns Red Shed Malting, a boutique maltster that caters to the craft brewing industry, and he’s not worried about quality or quantity on the malting side of his operation either. “There’s lots of barley to fill our demands, and I’ve been talking with Canada Malt and it seems to have lots of supply of goodquality barley,” he said. “There doesn’t seem to be too much concern with the quality or the quantity that we have in Canada.” And while there have been rumblings that Alberta’s craft brewing industry could be facing some shortages this year if the malt bar-

ley crop failed, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. “I don’t think they’ll have any problems this year at all. I think they’ll find that the quality is really good and pretty consistent.” Sich agrees. “I don’t think the craft brewers in Alberta are going to have any worry about getting malt.” Although growing rapidly, craft brewers only have a 10 to 20 per cent share of the beer market. However, they use roughly 50 per cent of the malt produced. The Alberta Small Brewers Association has been monitoring the malt barley situation, but so far, it hasn’t heard of any issues. “In craft beer, the malt barley content is a lot higher than it is in industrial-made beers, so if there is a sector that’s going to feel a pinch from it, it’s definitely this one,” said Terry Rock, executive director of the association. “But one of the things you know when you get into this is that it’s a cyclical industry, whether it’s the price of hops or the price of barley. You expect to be dealing with good years and bad years.” So craft brewers are well aware of the harvest problems producers have had — and generally prepared to weather any storm, he added. “One of the key selling points of Alberta-made beer is that we are really connected to our barley growers,” said Rock. “We know first hand what they’re going through because a lot of our breweries have relationships with farmers who are growing their barley. “No one wants to see a bad crop year. We’re all in it together.”

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ALMA reaches the end of the road The agency’s eight-year legacy was celebrated, and future plans outlined at its last FutureFare conference

National environmental farm plan in the works A summit next month will bring together farm groups and governments from across the country BY JENNIFER BLAIR AF staff




he Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency held a final meeting cum celebration before its dissolution at the end of October. “It’s been a heck of a ride. This is emotional,” ALMA board chair Dave Chalack said to an audience of about 260 industry partners, board directors, and staff at the agency’s last FutureFare conference. The provincial government announced in April it would dissolve the arm’s length agency that administered funds for Alberta’s livestock and meat sector. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will begin administering its programs, effective Nov. 1. Since it was created in 2008, ALMA has dispensed about $230 million in governmentsupplied funds, which it leveraged with contributions from industry, resulting in a total investment of $946 million. The 1,400 projects it funded created about 15,000 jobs, said Chalack, a veterinarian and president of Rocky Mountain Holsteins. “The agency has been lauded by observers as having a profound effect on the meat and livestock sector in Alberta as well as Canada as a whole,” he said. “As Ted Bilyea, one of the original directors said, ‘The legacy of ALMA will grow with time.’” In its last full fiscal year, $24.2 million was invested in 195 projects, generating more than $101 million in value for industry. During its existence, its staff worked with every livestock board and commission in Alberta, as well as with many national organizations. Both its employees and CEO Gordon Cove were commended for their professionalism, leadership and collaborative efforts, especially in the last four months, as they worked to transition the agency into Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

The transition

Many of ALMA’s 25 former staff, including some senior personnel, were recruited to positions at Alberta Agriculture through an open, competitive process. “That’s of tremendous benefit to us, because of continuity, corporate memory, leadership and activity within the industry,” said John Brown, assistant deputy minister. He estimated that most of ALMA’s former programs should be up and running by mid-December. ALMA’s three areas of investment — productivity, sustainability, and differentiation — will be continued and Brown said there will be consultations with industry groups around these strategic priorities.

Dave Chalack, board chair of ALMA, praised the agency’s staff and efforts at the agency’s last FutureFare.   photo: alexiskienlen “But for now, the ship is not going to turn around — it’s going to keep going in terms of those areas,” he said. “In terms of programming, what will be delivered will be similar to what you are familiar with.” Growing Forward 2 programs formerly administered by the agency will now be run by government, including the agri-processing product and market development program as well as the agriprocessing automation and efficiency program. “Those programs will hit the ground running,” said Brown. Research and development initiatives will be conducted by a business unit in Alberta Agriculture that closely resembles ALMA’s former unit. “Our target is that by midDecember, we will be functioning and folks will know how we function,” he said. The industry and market development program will also be similar. Current recipients of ALMA funds with active projects have received new letters of assignment, while those who submitted funding applications will be notified once government staff have reviewed their proposals. “We are pushing for midDecember, but certainly by 2017, you will be notified,” said Brown. A process for future funding applications will be outlined, well defined and communicated to industry, he said. The one department within ALMA that has not been accounted for is the strategic initiatives department. “We haven’t figured out what to do yet. Give us the time and we’ll sort it out. That one is the greyest from our perspective,” said Brown.

aving a national environmental farm plan could make it easier for producers to market their commodities overseas. “We recognize that farmers have international buyers from around the world that are sourcing Canadian products from more than one jurisdiction,” said Erin Gowriluk, government relations and policy manager at Alberta Wheat. “If we can position ourselves here in Canada to offer them one comprehensive program, our buyers can be guaranteed to have a set of outcome-based indicators that are consistent — that producers are all working toward the same objective regardless of where they farm in this country.” Farmers place a great deal of trust in the provincial environmental farm plan program, and so do their customers, she said. Groups like McCain’s, McDonald’s, and Dairy Farmers of Canada have already included the environmental farm plan as a piece of their sustainability programs. “Incorporating a national standard makes sense for groups like that,” said Gowriluk. “You have these groups that are sourcing products from a variety of different provinces, and they’re including the environmental farm plan as a component of their national suite. But the environmental farm plan is different in Manitoba than

it would be in, say, Quebec or P.E.I. “Each province runs its own environmental farm plan, so you’re going to see differences between provinces.” But having a national set of standards would still allow provinces to have their own set of specific environmental practices. “Provincial environmental farm plans will remain in place because practices are not consistent across this vast country,” said Gowriluk. We need to... reflect the best management practices that make sense in that agro-climatic zone.” Instead, standards will be “outcome based.” For example, preventing soil erosion would be a national standard but methods for accomplishing that would vary according to regional differences. A single national plan would also mean producers, and those selling their products, would no longer have to satisfy “a whole host of different requirements.” “What that does for our farmers and ranchers is it ensures that, wherever possible, they’re only ever going to be met with one set of sustainability requirements,” said Gowriluk.

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The federal government’s carbon tax plan announced earlier this month has increased the need for a national environmental farm plan. Including financial incentives in the national plan could help farmers reduce their carbon footprint, said Gowriluk.

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“I think a lot of farmers are prepared to make the investment, but some of the work that needs to be done at the farm and ranch level is going to be costly.” The federal government will join the provinces and territories in Ottawa for a National Environmental Farm Plan Summit on Nov. 1, which will be the next step in developing a national program. “The summit will essentially be the first time that they really sit down and have that conversation with their industry partners to talk about what a national program looks like,” said Gowriluk, who is chairing the summit. The event will be open to the entire agri-food sector, she added. “If you’re going to build a national program, you have to have all the provinces and territories at the table because they are the environmental farm plan experts,” she said. “But you also have to open it up to anyone else who might be interested in using this program in the future. We will have representatives from the entire agri-food chain — from farm gate to plate — to talk about what they need in a national program.” After the summit, a steering committee will lead the development of a national plan, said Gowriluk. “Farm organizations were on the steering committee that led to the summit. They’ve always been at the table, and they will continue to be at the table. It’s critical. All roads lead back to producers.”



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here’s no denying that a talk called “Eliminating sex from agriculture to feed the world” is a sexy subject at a writers’ convention. So Tim Sharbel, the research chair in seed biology at the Global Institute for Food Security in Saskatoon, had his audience’s full attention at the recent Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting. “Clearly we are in a dire strait on this planet because population is growing at a fast rate and based upon status quo agricultural practices we can’t feed everybody in the next few years,” he told his audience. “So scientists and all these policy-makers are scrambling around trying to figure out how we’re going to feed everyone.” Sharbel, who got hooked on evolutionary biology studying the reproductive habits of flatworms in the Italian Alps, has been trying to figure out how some species have developed an ability to reproduce through apomixis, meaning without sex. Flatworms are among a handful of creatures in the world in which populations reproduce both sexually and asexually depending on where they are located. The one form of reproduction combines gene transfers from two parents while the other essentially clones itself. Sharbel’s work is focused on finding the genetic switch that makes that possible and applying it to agriculture. His work has the potential to transform how often farmers buy seed. Over the past 30 years, farmers have been gradually pushed away from saving seed for

next year’s crop towards buying new seed every year. Some of it has been dictated by contracts. But it’s mostly due to use of hybrids. The “hybrid vigour” achieved from crossing two or more parent plants can boost yields in the first generation but if farmers plant the seed the next year, the plants revert to their parents. The result is a horrifically variable crop with lower yields. If Sharbel cracks the code, farmers could continue using their hybrid lines indefinitely. “If we can have a genetic switch that turns sex on and turns sex off, just like you see in natural populations… the idea would be that you create this first-generation hybrid and then you turn sex off and the plants reproduce clonally,” he said. “The farmer can buy seed from that company one time and never again. “It’s an extremely disruptive technology,” he said, likening it to the impact MP3s had on the music distribution industry until the business model adapted. It’s an intriguing concept and one that’s bound to appeal to farmers who enjoy the yield boost from hybrids, but who have felt the sting of dramatically higher seed costs. However, judging from the capital-venture interest this research is attracting, some folks see good potential for making money off this innovation, quite possibly by selling the spray that quashes a plant’s amorous tendencies. Indeed, it could be a game changer. But will it feed the world? Probably not. Despite the rhetoric, there is little evidence to suggest the world has a productivity problem. In the industrialized world, markets are more often depressed due to oversupply than not. This year is no exception. Most of the world’s hungry people are farmers in poor countries who must grow their way

out of poverty. Often they see upward of 60 per cent of their harvest lost due to lack of storage, transportation and market infrastructure. For them, increased yield only means one thing — more rot. They are unable to take full advantage of hybrid crops because they are working with soils so biologically degraded they cannot efficiently use water and fertilizer. In this context, the single-minded focus on yield gains is actually destructive because when markets are depressed due to oversupply, it results in farmers selling crops below their true cost of production. That’s a travesty considering those crops were produced with non-renewable resources. It drives more farmers out of business and perpetuates practices that evidence suggests will prove unsustainable. Of course, we can’t expect individual researchers such as Sharbel to solve all the world’s problems. But we can expect more from the Global Institute for Food Security for which he works. The Saskatoon-based institute portrays global food security as a yield issue that is solvable through “disruptive innovation” and sexy science. It is focused on a future problem that wouldn’t exist if we put some effort into ‘constructive’ innovations that can make a difference today. This is absurd given its altruistic mantra. So here’s a thought. For every dollar that goes into increasing farmers’ yields, let’s start spending a quarter on research aimed at ensuring increased productivity is used to its fullest potential. Only then will the good work of scientists such as Tim Sharbel not be wasted.

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Food is about much more than just fuel for our bodies The local food movement is also closely tied to consumers’ perceptions about nature and working landscapes BY SUZANNE ARMSTRONG CFFO


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

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.

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.



Travel exposes you to foods you never imagined existed World cuisine is incredibly varied, and sometimes it takes an iron stomach to avoid offending your hosts By BRENDA SCHOEPP AF columnist


he inflight magazine in front of me was titled “The Taste of Travel.” I started to laugh because not all experiences when travelling leave a good taste in your mouth. There were some that were particularly challenging and good manners dictate that one never offends the host by passing on a dish. The setting was perfect in the souq after sundown which was bathed in Middle Eastern charm. The meal was ceremonious and featured the most favoured of dishes, and in doing so had surprises. The baked baby camel resembled the taste and texture of what we would expect from roadkill. I discreetly spit into my napkin. It was saved however, by the Moroccan chicken, dusty with cinnamon beneath the light pastry that it was baked in. Strong coffee was always the saving grace of Middle Eastern meals because it was of such high grade that the expresso was velvet on the throat. It was a long day in Peru and we were hiking on a budget of about $2 a day. The food choices in some of the smaller villages were slim because of the lack of refrigeration. We always asked which “end” of the animal the meat came from and one day feeling absolutely famished opted for what

we thought was boiled rice soup, costing about 20 cents. I was wolfing it down when the primary protein was exposed beneath the broth. Cow lips (yes lips from the face) floating as a dark reminder that one can make soup out of anything. But it was the holy dish of guinea pig that kept me on full alert because to refuse such an honour would have been a huge insult to the host. Parasites are always a part of travel and undercooked meat can haunt you. Cooked flattened on the grill, the presentation was not all that appealing regardless of how hungry you were. Served with warm beer at a high altitude the combination challenged minds made of steel and tummies made of iron. At the risk of offending all my Aussie friends, the truly most revolting thing for me to eat is vegemite, Australia’s favourite yeast spread. One tiny bit turns me inside out and no amount of coaxing will get me onside. One day my friend Linda and I were stuck in a traffic jam just outside of Melbourne near the factory where the fumes belted out the yeasty smell. An experience I hope to never repeat. Food is truly also a way of creating memories and bringing people together. The Dutch make beautiful dishes, are masters of yogurt and coffee (Holland is one of the world’s largest coffee exporters) and their baking is legendary. I grow fat each time I visit but I never miss taking the train

to Amsterdam to buy french fries on the street served in a newspaper cone and mayonnaise for dip. In Argentina, the Malbec wine that was served for hours before a meal of beef that had cooked all afternoon in root vegetables and presented on the front porch of the hacienda seared a luxurious memory in my mind. The ease of an afternoon on the cobblestone streets in smaller towns where we sat, sampled lovely charcuterie, and chatted with the local folks call me back to the rewards of travel. The presentation of food can be so simple and meaningful. When I was invited to a late-evening meal by a Fijian woman, I watched that afternoon as she stood in the ocean and patiently waited until she could spear a fish for our meal. Served with boiled cassava, it was more than enough — and truthfully, all that she had. And who can ever forget the warmth of Cuban hospitality and the perfectly wilted ensalada with every meal finished with strong Cuban coffee and sugar cane sweets. Sugar cane juice and coconut milk are must-haves in extensive travel where dehydration is a risk. Always take these when you are offered because the juice can supercharge your body for the rest of the day. In India, it was with caution that I drank a sour milk product at midday but was pleased with the results. Once in Cuba I

was having real trouble with asthma on a remote mountain farm. One of the workers quietly strode into the bush and presented me with a yellow fruit and indicated I should eat it all. The fruit was a cure, just as coco matte (cocaine leaves) is used to ward off altitude sickness in the Andes. (Do not buy coco matte to bring home.) Beverage is a big part of travel because of the extremes in temperature and the lack of access to clean water. I have affection for Chai tea as I was presented it formally in lovely homes as well as on roadsides in India. Indian cooking remains an important part of my menu — if only to recall again the scent of jasmine or freshly roasted cashews and to hear the constant hum of a nation in motion. It is late fall in Canada and time to travel to Quebec where we start our day with crepes folded in maple syrup and strike out to visit the artisan farms starting with the fromagerie for our cheese, the orchard for apples and apple cider, the farm bakery for baguettes, and the vineyard for beautiful local wines. It is truly an eastern Canadian autumn and this I will experience en route to another destination with foods and flavours yet to be discovered. Brenda Schoepp is a farmer from Alberta who works as an international mentor and motivational speaker. She can be contacted through her website All rights reserved. Brenda Schoepp 2015

Livestock’s bleak industrial future The drive for ‘modern food production’ has pushed up corporate profits and left farmers constantly struggling By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File


he more the American meat and milk sectors industrialize — via integrated contract production, fewer bigger players, machinecentred scale — the more these key parts of American agriculture resemble industry itself: commoditized products, razorthin 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 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,”

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?

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.

American dairy farmers, on the other hand, will likely continue on the roller-coaster ride that’s sickened 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, parachuting 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 every

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. Indeed, many farm and ranch 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.


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CARBON TAX } from page 1 It’s also unclear whether Ottawa’s tax will exempt farm fuel. “Because the federal announcement was so short on details, it’s natural that farmers are going to be wondering how it’s going to affect their operations moving forward,” said Christensen. “Until those details are released, that worry is going to remain.”

The bigger hit

At the top of the list of worries for Canadian farmers is staying competitive. “If all of a sudden, Canadian farmers have a carbon tax that gets written into their production costs that the United States or Australia doesn’t have, that puts them in a very uncompetitive position,” said Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Right now, there are “too many unknowns to say what the final impact will be,” said Bonnett, who farms near Bruce Mines, Ont. “I think the narrative that’s coming out from the farm community is fear that our costs are just going to go through the roof.” B.C. offers an example of how those costs might rise. Its $30-a-tonne carbon tax increases the cost of a cubic metre of natural gas by 5.7 cents. Since it takes about 1,000 cubic metres of natural gas to make a tonne of anhydrous ammonia, that means the cost of anhydrous would go up by $57. That said, anhydrous prices sometimes vary more than what a carbon tax would add. Last winter, it was around $820 a tonne, now it’s $650 — a drop of 21 per cent. Adding a $30-a-tonne carbon tax now, $650-a-tonne anhydrous would cost nine per cent more.

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“Farm fuel is a cost, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not even in the Top 5,” said Vandervalk. “All the costs are going to be passed down, and we can’t pass those costs down.”

this is going to be good, bad, or ugly,” he said. “If we don’t have recognition of agriculture’s role or some understanding of the competitive nature of the marketplace, it’s going to have a pretty devastating impact.”

The unknown road ahead

“I think the narrative that’s coming out from the farm community is fear that our costs are just going to go through the roof.”

Ron Bonnett

“People are really focusing on the fuel side,” said Vandervalk. “That’s one of the aspects, but not the biggest. The biggest aspect is going to be fertilizer, chemicals, and equipment. “If you see fuel go from 70 cents to 76 cents, you’re maybe adding $2 an acre to the cost of your farm. That might be a $20,000 hit, but that’s not really going to affect the margins.” But while fuel is about $20 an acre (depending on the farm), an average fertilizer bill is around $75 to $100 an acre, he said. Depending on where you live, crop protection products range from $30 to $70 an acre, and equipment costs are around $50 to $60 an acre.

Both the provincial and federal governments will need to take these costs into account as they move forward with their carbon tax plans, said Christensen. “Those policies are going to have to be adapted to make sure our agriculture sector — which is so important to Alberta — is not losing ground to our competitors,” she said. “We’re going to have to see how they will come up with the details of that plan so that the agriculture sector is not put at a competitive disadvantage.” But the whole point of a carbon tax is to reduce emissions and it can — and should — be designed to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint, said expert Brandon Schaufele, who studied the effects of B.C.’s carbon tax on agricultural trade. “If we’re worried about profitability, there are effective and less effective ways of alleviating profitability concerns,” said Schaufele, an assistant professor at the Ivey Business School. “The least effective way would be to exempt the agricultural sector. The more effective way would be to provide an output-based rebate. “This would essentially provide a subsidy for the number of bushels of canola or wheat you grow. This then provides an incentive for farmers to reduce their emissions but also to increase their output. That gives us a win-win situation.” The revenue generated from a

Moving forward

“Because the federal announcement was so short on details, it’s natural that farmers are going to be wondering how it’s going to affect their operations moving forward.” Naomi Christensen

carbon tax could also be used to cut other taxes, he added. “Then you get the benefit from reducing emissions, but you also get a secondary benefit from reducing personal income tax. If you can reduce that income tax and get reduction in emissions, we get two wins.” The same idea could be applied to the agricultural sector, he added. “The revenue from this tax could be recycled back to the agricultural sector through outputbased rebates or even just lump sum rebates.” Bonnett favours carbon credits. “Getting credit for some of the things we’ve already done will be critical in figuring out whether

Regardless of how the carbon tax is implemented, producers will need to advocate for themselves and their industry in the months ahead, said Christensen. “Producers will have to pay attention to how the policies are affecting them and try to influence the best implementation possible so that their bottom lines are not impacted, putting them at a competitive disadvantage,” said Christensen. But trying to stop the carbon tax will likely be futile. “The government has clearly indicated that this is a policy that’s going to be put in place, and I don’t think anybody is going to be able to stop it,” she said. If that’s the case, producers will need to make their voices heard. “If we can get the discussions going around possibly exempting some of the input costs because they are being used to produce food, as well as getting credit for the carbon we do sequester, it may work out to our advantage,” said Bonnett. “And the dialogue has to start right now.” But Vandervalk isn’t hopeful. “I think the feds have an agenda, and I’m not sure federally that they’re listening or that they will listen,” he said. “We can do our best, but I’m not sure what’s going to happen. It isn’t about facts. It’s about ideology. And it’s sad.” — With files from Allan Dawson

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They call it a carbon tax but nitrogen won’t be exempt, says expert Soil scientist Mario Tenuta says it’s a ‘certainty’ that anhydrous ammonia and urea will be outlawed one day BY ALLAN DAWSON Staff


he fight to control global warming will bring about big changes in how farmers farm, says a leading Canadian soil scientist. “I predict eventually they will outlaw anhydrous ammonia and urea and replace it with highefficiency (nitrogen) fertilizer,” said Mario Tenuta, professor of applied soil ecology at the University of Manitoba. “That’s down the road, but that is a certainty in my mind. They can’t do it right now (but) they will probably come out and say these products just emit too much N2O (nitrous oxide) and we are banning them. We do things like that with things that pollute the environment.” Not only does Tenuta expect such a tax to be levied on natural gas used to make nitrogen fertilizer, he predicts a carbon tax will be imposed on nitrogen retailers

who will then pass the cost on to farmers. “To tell you the truth, that’s what needs to happen (to reduce emissions),” he said. But there could be options for farmers to avoid, or pay less, of the tax. For example, they could get a discount for being certified under the 4R fertilizer stewardship program (using the right fertilizer source at the right rate, the right time, and in the right place). Higher prices for urea and anhydrous also make Super U and ESN — types of nitrogen fertilizer, which are more expensive, but produce much less nitrous oxide — more attractive. The Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol program offered through the 4R program could also save farmers money when a carbon tax is introduced, Tenuta said. “Our research is showing there are benefits from reducing (nitrogen-related) emissions. You can improve your

yields from just using the nitrogen better. There are reasons for doing this stuff. It is just common sense and employing the right practices.” Governments should also give farmers subsidies to buy equipment for banding their nitrogen, which reduces nitrous oxide emissions, he said. “By 2030, every farmer will be using intelligent fertilizers,” Tenuta predicted. “They will be applying them with high-tech equipment — not just broadcasting on the surface and walking away. You’re going to see practices change and I think that is for the better for the environment and for the grower economically in the end.” However, Tenuta isn’t keen on credits for sequestering carbon. “The only way you are going to do carbon sequestration and get a credit for it is by putting forest on your agricultural land or if you’re going to put cropland into pasture it is going to have to be pasture forever,” he said.

“I would never, ever as a farmer request carbon credits for carbon sequestration because I lose the right to use my land as I see fit. If you do something to that land and the carbon comes out of it, I now have to pay back.” Farmers won’t have too much trouble cutting greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2022, Tenuta said. It’s going to be harder cutting 50 per cent by 2050 and being carbon neutral by 2080. “Imagine the revolution that is going to be required in agriculture to be carbon neutral,” he said “We’re not going to have animals — we are going to have lab-grown meat. And then the fertilizers are going to be superhigh-tech forms of nitrogen fertilizer. We won’t be using natural gas to produce nitrogen fertilizers; we will be using hydroelectricity (to make hydrogen through hydrolysis). Northern Manitoba could have fertilizer factories.” Still, the world needs carbon

Anhydrous ammonia and urea will be banned because they produce too much nitrous oxide, predicts soil scientist Mario Tenuta.   PHOTO: ALLAN DAWSON

neutrality to prevent overheating, Tenuta said. “You just can’t keep producing more,” he said. “We are changing the constituents of the atmosphere. In my mind there is no option for this.”

B.C. farmers learned to live with a carbon tax BY JENNIFER BLAIR AF staff


.C.’s carbon tax didn’t make its farmers less competitive, says a carbon tax expert. Brandon Schaufele studied its effect on agricultural trade for 12 different commodities and found the competitiveness of B.C. products wasn’t reduced. “There was very little evidence that the carbon taxes impacted trade at all,” said the assistant professor at the Ivey Business School. But his study didn’t look at the effect on farm profitability. There was some impact when the tax (initially $10 a tonne and now $30) was implemented in 2008 because farm fuel wasn’t initially exempt. (The current tax adds 6.67, 7.67 and 4.62 cents a litre on gasoline, diesel, and propane, respectively.) An exemption for farm fuel was granted in 2014 “in response to a lot of distress from the agricultural sector.” Many B.C. farmers also feared there would be ‘carbon leakage’ — that other countries with more relaxed emissions policies would gain a trade advantage and, as a result, increase production, offsetting any gains made to emissions in countries with a carbon tax. “What we found is no, probably not,” said Schaufele. “That doesn’t seem to be the case.” Overall, the initial fears were “overstated.” “It actually wasn’t that big of a deal — they were able to adapt and managed to roll with the punches,” he said. “There was a lot of fear initially, but once they came face to face with the carbon tax, farmers were able to adapt and they successfully altered their practices to adjust to it.” However, he added, “the structure of British Columbia’s agriculture industry is very different from the structure of Alberta’s agricultural sector.”

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PREMIUM BEEF } from page 1 “We’re in the premium meats. I think we should celebrate that.” Moreover, global consumption for all types of meat has been rising for 30 years and that trend should continue for at least another two decades, he said. “The long-term global demand for meat is strong, but it is volatile. You can expect to see strong growth over time, but it’s never a straight line.”

The challenges

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But there are challenges to positioning beef in premium markets. One is salmon. “Look at the success of sushi around the world,” said Hughes. “Every country I go to, it’s a snack or it’s a meal and it’s right in the heartland of premium snacks.” Another is that demand for meat in developed, higher-income countries is static, if not declining, for a host of reasons — including consumer concerns about healthy eating, price, animal welfare, livestock’s impact on the environment, and food safety. “A large part of the world is actively out there trying to reduce meat consumption,” he said. “I think we should acknowledge that

— not necessarily embrace it, but come to terms with it. ” An aging population is another challenge as consumers don’t eat meat as often as they age, and they favour smaller portions. A related issue is the push by some less developed countries — including China, the biggest global driver of consumption trends for every major food product — to reduce meat consumption for both health and environmental reasons. Then there’s the growing popularity of faux meat products such as Quorn, a British product created from a fungus that goes through a fermentation process to create a meat substitute that tries to mimic the texture and taste of meat. The move to a more plant-based diet is partly driven by environmental concerns, but also by the perception that it’s healthier. “Few consumers indicate that they will reduce consumption for environmental reasons, but more indicate that they would reduce meat consumption for health reasons,” Hughes said. However, consumers are also being deluged by information about meat’s environmental impact. “Because of perceptions, the beef industry is right bang in the centre of the bull’s-eye,” he said.

Words matter


People are also changing the way they eat. Millennials in particular are more likely to consume mini meals or snacks during the day, and make fewer meals at home. “This has a profound impact on the industry in which we work,” said Hughes. “We tend to eat out more and people don’t buy beef, they buy a meal. “Cooking has become about purchasing components and putting them together. You used to go shopping for ingredients, but that time is now long gone.”


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Not only are sales of readyto-eat meals skyrocketing, so is consumer interest in health and wellness, and also stories about a product and its social impact. “It’s about value and about values — don’t underestimate that. I see that in every country. In the increasing middle class, they’re interested in values.” The beef industry also has an opportunity to boost margins by embracing “adjectives” such as free range, grass fed, organic, or dry aged. “The real challenge is to work out which adjectives the consumer values and is willing to pay more for,” he said. Part of that involves putting the spotlight on individual producers. “Farmers have become fashionable. People want to know more about you and what you do,” he said. But as consumers become more interested in farmers, producers have to become more environmentally conscious because people now expect their food to be produced in a sustainable manner. “Consumers won’t pay more for environmentally (sustainable products), they just expect more,” said Hughes. “You don’t get a premium for being green, but if you’re not, there’s a serious discount.”

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Now’s the time to plan for next year’s lentil crop Rocky fields and poorly drained ones are a poor choice, and high nitrogen levels will just encourage vegetative growth

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n preparation for growing lentils in 2017, field selection, fall weed control, and residue management should be top of mind this fall, says a provincial crop specialist. While land rollers, flex headers, higher-podding varieties, and improved lodging resistance have allowed producers to grow lentils on less-thanideal fields, it continues to be important to select fields with fewer rocks, said Neil Whatley. “Lentil plants have a very low tolerance to waterlogging and are susceptible to root diseases, so avoid poorly draining soils as much as possible” he said. Lentils grown on sand and loam soils turn out better in soil zones with customarily higher precipitation, or during growing seasons with higherthan-average rainfall. But if lentils are grown on canola or mustard stubble, consider a fungicide application for sclerotinia white mould, he said. Lentil has a thin canopy at the onset of the growing season, making it a poor competitor with weeds. “Wild oats, as well as volunteer wheat and barley, are important weeds to control because they are difficult to clean from the smaller-seeded lentil varieties,” said Whatley. Given some wild oats are resistant to Group 1 (i.e. Poast Ultra) and Group 2 (i.e. Odyssey) herbicides, a wider herbicide rotation slows their resistance development. Consider a fall-applied ethalfluralin (Edge) or trifluralin product application, which use Group

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Better varieties and equipment have made growing lentils easier, but field selection is still key.   Photo: Thinkstock 3 mode of action. Edge and the trifluralins are only registered for fall application as granular formulations, and must be incorporated at least once in the fall. Whatley also advises producers to grow lentils in fields where a lot of nitrogen was extracted from the soil by the previous crop. “Planting lentils in fields high in nitrogen prevents the plants from effectively forming nitrogen-fixing nodules, increases disease pressure on a wet year due to an increase in vegetative growth, and delays maturity.” Although newer lentil varieties are generally more determinant than older varieties, excess nitrogen in the soil continues to heighten the risk of excessive vegetative growth instead of adequate seed set if rainfall continues in July and August. Lentils are sensitive to some herbicide residues in the soil. Whatley recommends checking cropping restrictions of

chemistries applied over the past few years to realize if it’s OK to plant lentils. Some residues do not break down for two or more years, especially under dry growing conditions. If you are unsure about a field, submit soil samples to a lab for a bioassay. Root rots have been more problematic on the Prairies in pulse crops over the past few years, with the same root rot pathogens generally affecting both pea and lentil. “To help prevent root rot from occurring, leave three years between field pea and lentil crops or between lentil and lentil crops, and six years if the aphanomyces pathogen is present,” said Whatley. Good residue management is also key for even emergence and getting the best results from pre-seed herbicide application, he said. As well, lentils seeded into heavy crop residue are more susceptible to spring frost injury because the soil doesn’t heat up as much during the day.

efore renting or renting out bin space, get the dirt — or rather, the DIRTI 5 — on all the cost components that go into this type of grain storage. DIRTI 5 stands for depreciation, return on investment, repairs, taxes, and insurance, and are the most significant ownership costs of grain storage, says farm business management specialist Dean Dyck. Depreciation is the loss in value of the asset over its lifetime due to wear and tear and obsolescence. “Typically, flat or hopper bottom bins depreciate at four per cent per year over a 25-year lifetime,” said Dyck. Return on investment is a calculation of the interest on money tied up in the storage facility. The rate of return on investment can be the rate at which money is borrowed. “This is multiplied by one-half of the original purchase price because over the life of the bin, its average value is only half of its purchase price.” For the annual cost of the final three items — repairs, taxes, and insurance — take one per cent of the original purchase price. Use these numbers to determine the minimum rent, said Dyck. “Flat bottom bins, with a lower purchase cost per bushel, generally rent between one and 1.5 cents per bushel per month, or 12 to 18 cents

per bushel per year. More expensive hopper bottom bins generally rent between 1.5 and two cents per bushel per month, or 18 to 25 cents per bushel per year.” But these are just guidelines — producers should calculate their own rate based on their costs, he added. Another option is grain rings and grain bags. “Grain rings are the most economical solution for grain storage at 10 cents per bushel per year, but are temporary solutions with a high risk of pest, wildlife, and moisture damage and loss,” said Dyck. “On the other hand, grain bagging systems have a high investment for the bagger and extractor; high spoilage and depreciation costs; and low salvage values.” An Alberta Agriculture study estimated the cost at 53 cents per bushel per year. Finally, if you are holding grain in the bin for later sale, interest is a significant cost. The actual interest cost depends on the producer’s cash flow. To calculate the monthly interest cost, a general guideline is to use your operating loan interest rate times the value of grain per tonne divided by 12. “For example, if the cash price of No. 1 CWRS 13.5 is $216 per tonne and with a five per cent operating loan, the interest cost of holding that grain equates to $0.90 per tonne per month,” said Dyck. “This cost can become significant if grain is held for a long period of time.”

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The dragon is lacking firepower these days

U.S. corn and soy to be record bin busters

China’s September exports fell 10 per cent from a year earlier, far worse than expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank after picking up in August, suggesting signs of steadying in the world’s second-largest economy may be short lived. The disappointing trade figures pointed to weaker demand both at home and abroad, and deepened concerns over the yuan, which recently hit a fresh six-year low against a firming U.S. dollar. “This could be an early sign that the recent recovery in economic activity is losing momentum, although we would caution against reading too much into a single data point given the volatility of the trade figures,” said one analyst. — Reuters

The USDA has raised its already-record outlook for the U.S. soybean harvest as the crop benefited from timely rains throughout August. The corn production forecast was trimmed in the mid-October report but is still expected to be a record at 4.269 billion bushels (up from 4.201 billion bushels forecast a month earlier). Average yields were raised to 51.4 bushels. 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. Expectations for bumper harvests has pushed soybean futures down 21 per cent from their 2016 peak and corn by 22 per cent. — Reuters

Canola futures hit three-month highs as snow falls over Prairies But soybean selling pressure could drag on canola as U.S. harvests an all-time record crop By Phil Franz-Warkentin


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. 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 Ameri-

can 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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espite generally low wheat prices, the hard red spring wheat market is showing some positive price action, says a provincial crop market analyst. “At least two things are happening in this market,” said Neil Blue. “Back in August, some commercial buyers began to increase their bids for wheat protein. This was a reflection of the high-yielding, but lower-protein U.S. hard red winter wheat crop, much of which was downgraded by rains during its harvest.” A more recent development is higher-quality wheat futures prices gaining on lower-quality wheat futures prices. “The December Minneapolis wheat futures — which our hard red spring wheat most closely resembles — has been rising lately from a low of US$4.80/ bushel on Aug. 31 up to US$5.25/

bushel now,” Blue said earlier this month. “Meanwhile, the December U.S. hard winter wheat futures, representing a lower-quality wheat, has struggled to move up only eight cents a bushel over that same time.” Price spreads in the Minneapolis futures months have also strengthened. “A few weeks ago, this market was in a strong carrying charge situation, with succeeding futures months at strong premiums, and implying ample supplies. Now, the December futures is the same price as for March futures, implying at least near-term demand.” This change definitely reflects the effects of wet weather on the wheat harvest, but it also implies that commercial wheat buyers are trying to secure supplies of higher-quality wheat to meet sales being made. Higher-quality wheat is in relatively short supply this year, and the weak Canadian dollar continues to be a supportive price factor.

Wheat producers from Canada to Kazakhstan (where this photo was taken last month) have produced a bumper crop of wheat, which has pushed down prices. But demand for high-quality wheat is boosting the market for No. 1 hard red spring.   Photo: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Blue recommends producers shop around for the best prices, and consider metering out some wheat into the market going forward.

“If Canadian export sales of higher-quality wheats are being made, this may translate into some so-called ‘basis specials’ to take advantage of. There is

an abundance of lower-quality wheat, so this may present an opportunity to blend off some of that wheat inventory with their higher-quality wheat.”



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 Staff


Manitoba-based canolabreeding consortium 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 opportunities,” Gregory said.


A greenhouse complex, operated by DL Seeds at BrettYoung’s main site at the junction of the Perimeter Highway and Provincial Road 330, gives some insight into the screening process. Here plant pathologist 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

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

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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 market, 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. “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.

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.

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The theme of Cow-Calfenomics 2016 is Managing Uncertainty in Alberta’s Cow-Calf Sector. “This year we have a great lineup of speakers to discuss trending farm business topics in the cattle industry,” said farm financial specialist Rick Dehod. “For an example, Shauna Feth, executive director of the Alberta Business Family Institute, will be speaking on Transition Planning – The Human Aspect. We are very excited to have Shauna as she has worked with many Alberta business families on their succession journey.” Sessions will be held in Nanton, Lethbridge, Olds, Vermilion, and Evansburg in early November. To register, call the AgInfo Centre at 1-800-387-6030. — AAF

Beef and beef products from Canadian cattle of all ages can again be shipped to Mexico. Canadian industry groups have projected the expanded access for beef to Mexico will lead to incremental sales valued at $10 million per year, and total annual sales of beef to Mexico could “eventually” rise above $200 million, the government said. Mexico, along with many other export markets, shut its ports to Canadian beef in May 2003 because of BSE. It reopened them to boneless beef from cattle under 30 months old later that year and bone-in beef in 2006. Now it will take beef from cattle over 30 months old as well as ground meat and some specialty meats and offal. — Staff

Are there healthier calves and higher profits in your future? Preg checking, pain mitigation, and preconditioning all open avenues to better and more profitable performance Pain mitigation, to me, is modern technology. It’s something we now have available to us, and the public expects us to use it.”

By JILL BURKHARDT AF contributor


he cows have come home from summer pasture and the fall run is well underway. So how was your year? If you’re not happy and want better performance and more profits next year, here are three top tips from two experts.

An easy way to get healthier calves

Precision feeding and targeted marketing

Just 60 per cent of producers pregnancy check their cows, according to the 2015 Western Canada Cow-Calf survey. There are a few reasons why this number isn’t higher, said Dr. Blake Balog of Bow Valley Livestock Clinic in Brooks. “Some of those people have never done it (because) Grandpa never did it, so they’re not going to do it,” he said. “And there is a certain percentage that didn’t answer that because, they don’t use a vet, they do it themselves. There is a majority of those guys who ‘preg check’ in the spring, meaning they don’t have an actual preg checking done, they just cull the open cows in the springtime.” Not having enough labour or time are two main reasons why producers don’t preg check. But if you’re doing some form of parasite control, then it’s easy to have your vet check if cows are pregnant, said Balog. He prefers using ultrasound technology, which is faster and works in a variety of different chute setups. “It also allows me to see other abnormalities quite easily (and) it’s much more objective, rather than the palpation method,” he said. “It allows me to see visually what is going on in the reproductive tract. It also offers the ability for fetal sexing or other things that would be useful for the producer.” Knowing which cows are pregnant gives the producer better marketing options. “Are you culling them right away, or are you able to overwinter those (open) cows? What are the markets looking like to marketing these cows a little bit later?

It’s hard to put a precise dollar figure on the benefits of pain mitigation but it’s something that all producers should be doing, says Joe Stookey.  PHOTO:

Ultrasound is Blake Balog’s preferred method of preg checking. Knowing if a cow is open or not allows you to custom tailor both your feeding and marketing programs.  PHOTO: COURTESY BLAKE BALOG


Maybe you want to feed them up, put some more pounds on them, and sell them in the spring instead.” Having a yes or no diagnosis allows you to know if you have enough feed and to match feed requirements to gestational stages. “If we are pregnancy checking early enough we can stage the gestation,” said Balog. “Are there early-calving cows? Are there late-calving cows? Some guys like to know when (approximately) they are going to be calving so they are able to manage the cows slightly different with feeding and nutrition, and who is going to be calving first or last so they can have them in different areas and monitor them throughout the calving season. It allows them to focus their attention and nutrition better.” Gestational staging also gives a marketing advantage by allowing a producer to keep the cows calving within their calving window and marketing bred cows outside of that window. It can also be a determining factor of whether or not a producer is going to keep an older cow around for another year, if she’s calving early or late, Balog said. Pregnancy checking is also a good time to strengthen the veterinary-client-patient relationship. “Sometimes we are hard to pin down in the office,” he said. “If

already received a dose of pain medicine. Putting a precise dollar figure on the benefits of pain control isn’t possible “but there is a lot of indirect benefits,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do and we need to be proactive in this industry right now because consumers are paying more attention to where there food comes from.” Pain mitigation should be viewed as “the cost of doing business,” said Dr. Joe Stookey of the University of Saskatchewan. But it’s one with a payback, he adds. “We’ll have the (increased) weight gain — that’s classic,” said Stookey. “And if they perform better weight gain, then we know that it is profitable. But there are other outcome measures like how do they feel? What’s that worth? It’s hard to put a dollar value on that. But if they feel better and they get up (more quickly), that’s worth something.” Many protest the move to pain medication by saying we got along without it for so long, why do we have to do it now? That’s a weak excuse, said Stookey. “We are assuming that our forefathers wouldn’t have done it either, but they didn’t have the option,” he said. “I think if you would have brought this to them, they would have done it. This is the right thing to do. “Where else in agriculture do we not adopt new technology?

we’re out there preg checking it’s a convenient time to have a herd health review, too. It’s another opportunity to have those cows come through the chute and have a good look at them.”

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Pain mitigation has taken a dramatic upturn since Balog started in his practice four years ago. “I came out at the time that Metacam and Meloxicam were starting to be used in the cowcalf industry. Those two products have been the biggest growth areas, in terms of products, that we sell in our practice.” Once producers start using pain mitigation, they quickly realize the benefits, he said. “When we give these products, we see a visible difference in how (animals) respond to the pain — it’s an amazing change in their perspective,” he said. Close to one-third of his clients this year used some form of pain control when branding, and more and more employ it when castrating older-age calves and during dehorning. “They are using it on just about anything that is painful. Whether it be pneumonia or scours or inflammation, they are trying to control, they are thinking about those type of things. It’s actually amazing the number of calves with broken legs that are brought in to me that have

Preconditioning your calves has both a downside and upside, said Balog. You need proper infrastructure and going through the process means both a delay in getting a cheque for their calves and increased risk of death loss. “But the upsides are definitely huge on the health side of things,” said Balog. “Cold weaning calves is an extremely stressful event.” Stookey agrees. “The science is quite clear, they are healthier calves,” he said. The biggest drawback is that preconditioned calves only fetch a small premium at best, and often none at all. “It is one reason why we have invested so much of our time in studying two-stage weaning because we believe calves benefit from the procedure, without the producer having to invest so much in extra time, feed and facilities,” said Stookey. With two-stage weaning, calves are fitted with a plastic “nose flap” tag which doesn’t allow them to nurse but still allows them to be with their mother. After four to seven days, the nose flap is removed and calves are weaned as normal. But you need to have a facility for processing the calves and it also means running them through a chute twice. “Handling them twice, people don’t like that,” said Stookey. “But I know from our study that two-stage weaning puts those calves at an advantage. And we’re thinking that it puts them in an advantage too, going to the feedlot, as well as right off the cows. It’s sort of like preconditioning on the cow. We still have to do the study.” Stookey is looking at further studying the health of the calves in the feedlot after two-stage weaning. “I’m really hopeful that twostage weaning will be the next preconditioning without all the risk and expense,” said Stookey.



Price isn’t everything at the meat counter — being Canadian counts, too About half of consumers say they check labels to ensure they’re buying meat of Canadian origin By ALEXIS KIENLEN AF STAFF/EDMONTON


ood news, Canadian livestock producers — your fellow citizens are willing to pay more for your meat. “Canadians buy Canadian to support local and Canadian farmers, support the local economy, and for freshness,” Barry Davis of Leger Marketing said at the recent FutureFare conference. His firm surveyed 1,609 meat shoppers and two-thirds said they had very strong trust and confidence in the Canadian meat supply chain. “The theme running through this is more about supporting Canadian, versus buying local,” said Davis, the company’s Edmonton-based associate vicepresident of public affairs. “This idea of buying local was not necessarily about supporting Alberta, or farmers from the region, but about buying Canadian.” The findings from the online survey, which echoes similar surveys done in 2010 and 2012, found the importance of being raised in Canada varied with the type of animal. About 52 per cent thought that bison purchased in the store should be of Canadian origin, while 48 per cent said it’s important to purchase Canadian

Price, perceived health benefits, and meals that are “family favourites” all factor into meat purchases, but Canadian origin is also a major factor.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK beef and chicken (with pork just slightly behind at 46 per cent). However, only 31 per cent thought it was important to purchase Canadian lamb. The respondents were also willing to pay at least 10 per cent more for hormone-free and antibiotic-free meat, regardless of the type of meat. However, many people said organic meat is too expensive.

When people buy meat, they make all sorts of decisions about what kind of meat they are going to eat and what cut. Chicken was the No. 1 choice and was generally chosen because it was “healthy,” but also because it is a “family favourite” and “everyday meal.” Beef was second and was generally chosen because it was a “family favourite.” Pork was the

third most popular meat because it is seen as an “everyday meal.” When consumers were asked about their meat purchases in the last 30 days, the vast majority of them had purchased chicken, followed by beef. Canadians are shopping at a larger number of retailers than they indicated in previous surveys, said Davis.

“It’s hard to sort out who are the winners and losers,” he said. “Everyone has more shoppers, so it doesn’t tell you which pie is bigger. Everyone has received an increase.” Still, Walmart has increased its market share by four times while Costco continues to make significant gains. “Price is the primary reason why people pick a store,” said Davis. But the survey also found consumers are willing to pay “a higher price for Canadian fresh meat product” versus an imported alternative. Other factors include quality and convenience. Consumers look at flyers in advance and make a lot of decisions by looking at recipes in the store, particularly when faced with an unfamiliar cut of meat. Consumers are also using smartphones and tablets more frequently to look at grocery store websites and flyers. They’re also printing coupons and recipes. “It’s increasingly important that we have mobile applications,” said Davis. The study was funded by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency. It can be found by Googling ‘ALMA leger.’

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Body condition scoring pays dividends Having a good handle on body condition allows you to fatten thin cows and feed less to fat ones to boost performance By Roy Lewis DVM

Having the cows in the optimal shape for calving also sets them up to help carry them through to the breeding season and achieve optimum conception.


ody condition scoring really means assessing the condition and fat cover on your cow to enable you to feed them for optimal growth and reproductive performance. It may mean separating the fat and thin groups from the main herd, which allows you to feed them separately to save feed on the fat ones and build up condition on the thin cows. Pregnancy checking in the fall is the best time to body condition score and allows you to get the cattle in optimal shape before calving time. Having the cows in the optimal shape for calving also sets them up to help carry them through to the breeding season and achieve optimum conception. In Canada we use the five-point system with 1 being emaciated and 5 being extremely fat. In the U.S. system they use a nine-point system so every point on their system is equivalent to half in our system. Many years ago we tried to finetune our system and half body condition scores were added in, such as calving ideally we want cows in a 2.5 to 3.5 body condition score (BCS). In simple terms, the fat cows need to go on a diet and the thin ones need to be fed more as a group or possibly put in with the bred heifers. There are several good references, including the great work the Alberta Beef Producers did in March 2015 (see www.

  Photo: Thinkstock There is also a memory stick with the same information on it that has been given out at numerous cattle events and can be ordered by calling 403-275-8558 (ext. 302) or The beef code of practice has an excellent appendix A (pages 42-44) explaining condition scoring so get a copy, as it is worthwhile to have for so many other reasons. Saskatchewan Agriculture has also

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put out an excellent video on this same subject and if you Google ‘body condition scoring,’ lots of pictorial drawings come up. One uses a combination of checking for fat cover at four main locations (the short ribs, tail head, spine, and hooks or pin bones). For the ideal condition of 3, for instance, you should only feel the tips of the short ribs with firm pressure. Once you practise a bit, many cows can be easily categorized into

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the thin, fat or normal category, as even with large herds separating into three groups is common. You will find most times that if pasture has been good, the oldest cows and the first calvers commonly fall into the thin category. When one sees the large calves the first calvers have raised, it is no wonder some weight loss has occurred and this group is the future of your herd so they often need a little more TLC. Fall is really the ideal time to body condition score for springcalving cows. There is the least demand on the cows as the calves are weaned (provided this is a typical spring-calving program) you are generally running them through the chute to pregnancy check and giving treatment for internal and external parasites and potentially scours vaccines. The latest Western Canadian CowCalf Survey indicated still only 60 per cent of beef producers pregnancy check. The vast majority of the large producers pregnancy check, so it is probably more like 80 per cent of the cattle get pregnancy checked so the body condition scoring can be done quickly. That means different groups can be sorted at the same time as the open cows are peeled off to be sold. So many of the yearly health and production issues can be minimized by getting your cows in the proper shape this fall. You have a few months to get the cows up to the ideal weight and condition before calving. As one looks after protein and energy to get the weight on, and don’t forget about adequate vitamins and minerals, you are really setting the cows up for the production and growth cycle of the next year. There are many benefits: Cows will have more energy and less calving issues. Colostrum will be much better quality on average leading to less calf health issues. Uterine contractions will be harder so calving quicker. Less stillborns results in a higher calving percentage. Calves are born more vigorous and are more likely to get up and suckle. There are way less retained placentas in normal versus thin cows so we are setting our cattle up for the next breeding season. Milk production and subsequent growth of the calf will be better. All these things happen because we pull out the thin cows (mainly

first calvers) and feed them separate or feed them with the bred heifers. Either way you have a few months (if pregnancy checking at four to five months gestation) to increase their body score to the desirable range. Remember also, for example, that cows carrying twins or old cows with bad feet or kidney infection may be very thin. If thin cows do not increase body condition there may be a medical condition that needs to be explored and possibly treated. Fat cows will have more issues calving because of internal fat and again uterine contractility is reduced. I am always suspicious that if cows are too fat, it is an indication they don’t milk very well or perhaps they lost their calf over the summer. These are all good reasons to explore the history of these cows and, in some cases, culling may be necessary. By weight these cows can return pretty good value as well. These fat cows also accumulate excess fat in the udder and that can affect milk production in subsequent years. You ideally want cows rebreeding within about 60 days of calving so again proper body condition with the other nutrients in the diet allow uterine involution after calving and cycling to occur. Cows must be on a rising plane of nutrition to breed and if you are trying to catch them up from calving too thin your next year’s breeding season will see a much reduced conception rate or the conception rate will really be spread out. You can see then by separating and adjusting for the thin and fat cattle you have a great influence on the impending calf crop and set up your cattle for breeding, which affects the following year’s calf crop. You improve many health parameters and increase calf viability growth and the conception rate for the following year. Anything we can do to improve conception rates will certainly increase profitability of the cow herd. Overall feed costs may not go up much as some cows you are feeding less to while others you will be feeding more to. (Older cows do have less cover over the topline and this varies a bit with breed.) The most important thing is getting the thin cows out in enough time to regain their condition before calving. Seriously consider trying to body condition score and sort to feed differently this fall season, as it is time well invested. The benefits will show up next year, believe me! Roy Lewis practised large-animal veterinary medicine for more than 30 years and now works part time as a technical services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health.



Canadian beef industry gets high marks in sustainability assessment Industry needs to reduce meat waste and improve labour practices, but does well on greenhouse gas emissions By ALEXIS KIENLEN AF STAFF/BANFF


t’s finally complete. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has crunched the numbers and can detail the full impact of what it takes to produce beef in Canada. The National Beef Sustainability Assessment — a first-of-its-kind study — took a comprehensive look at the environmental, social, and economic aspects of beef production. “Throughout the sustainability assessment, we really did have an overarching goal: We want to build a stronger and more united beef community,” Fawn Jackson said at the recent Global Conference for Sustainable Beef. The assessment, which will be reviewed every five years, will help the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef refine its sustainability strategy and highlight areas where improvement is needed, said Jackson, the roundtable’s executive director. Deloitte and Touche along with CanFax Research Services conducted the assessment, which took two years to complete and was reviewed by a third-party panel of experts. Seventy-seven producers from farms across Canada completed surveys as

part of the process. Through the assessment and consultations, the Canadian roundtable — which has 93 members, including McDonald’s, Cargill and the World Wildlife Fund — has created industry goals and action items for the next few years. The sustainability assessment, as well as data from McDonald’s global pilot project, will be used to create a “verification framework,” which will be unveiled sometime next year.

The good news

The assessment has a good news story to tell in terms of soil carbon sequestration (cattle producers store 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon in their land) and wildlife habitat. “Although we only use about 30 per cent of the agricultural land, the beef industry contributes about 68 per cent of the wildlife habitat capacity,” said Jackson, who is also manager of environment and sustainability for the Canadian Cattleman’s Association. “We know that there is a very important role that the beef industry in Canada plays in biodiversity and habitat preservation.” The environmental component was broken down into two main areas: A “life cycle” assessment and a land use assessment. It looked at climate change, fossil

fuel use, water use, and air pollution. It found that 235 litres of water were used per kilogram of live weight (the farm stage of the life cycle), and 631 litres were used to produce one kilogram of boneless beef (which covers all stages from farming to consumption). Both figures are considered low. The greenhouse gas footprint was 11.4 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent for live weight and 30.8 kilograms for boneless beef, which is also relatively low. The farming stage of production is responsible for 74 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions during the beef life cycle. The Canadian beef industry also performed well on social assessment, with high marks given for animal care; handling practices; sickness and disease prevention; and responsible antimicrobial use. The assessment also found the industry demonstrates strong social and economic commitment to rural communities.

Areas to improve

There’s an opportunity for improvement when it comes to meat waste. For every 1.24 kilogram of packed boneless beef, only about one kilogram is consumed. “This has a large impact,” said Jackson. “If we could cut meat waste by about 50 per cent, we

“We know that there is a very important role that the beef industry in Canada plays in biodiversity and habitat preservation across the agricultural landscape.” Fawn Jackson

could save up to three kilograms of CO2 equivalent and about 60 litres of water per kilogram. So meat waste is a big issue for us here in Canada and North America.” The industry also scored low on the rights of foreign workers. “This is high risk because Canada is not a signatory to the United

Nations Convention of Protection of all Migrant Workers and their Families,” said Jackson. “This is a standard indicator for assessing this, and we didn’t do great on that.” The workload for beef producers was also seen as a liability, since 54 per cent of respondents surveyed indicated that they worked more than 48 hours a week more than 30 weeks a year. The economic sustainability of producers was also concerning, with more than three-quarters of the cow-calf producers relying on off-farm income. “I think there’s lots of conversations around that number,” said Jackson. “People have mixed farms. People have all sorts of reasons or ways that they are able to make an income. But that was one of the biggest numbers that really hit home for me in the sustainability assessment. When we’re working on sustainability, we need to make sure our producers are able to continue producing beef. There are some really tight margins in which they’re working. A summary of the full report can be found at (click on Resources pull-down menu, then Media, and then on the link in the Oct. 5 story on sustainability benchmarks).

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It might be a cold one this winter

Deal reached to cut hydrofluorocarbons

A U.S. government forecaster says La Niña developing in the coming months in the Northern Hemisphere and persisting is more likely. The Climate Prediction Center pegged the chance of La Niña developing this fall at 70 per cent, versus a likelihood of neutral conditions forecast last month. The conditions are slightly favoured to persist into the winter. Typically less damaging than El Niño, La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures and severe occurrences have been linked to floods and droughts. Environment Canada says a winter La Niña often means above-average precipitation in B.C., Ontario and Quebec and colder-than-normal temperatures on the Prairies. — Reuters

Nearly 200 nations have agreed to a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The deal, which includes the U.S. and China, divides countries into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of factory-made hydrofluorocarbon gases, which can be 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as greenhouse gases. Developed nations must reduce their use of the gases incrementally, starting with a 10 per cent cut by 2019 and reaching 85 per cent by 2036. Developing countries got a later deadline because they have fastexpanding middle classes who want air conditioning in their hot climates. — Reuters

Here are some gift ideas for the weather geek in your life The cost of weather-recording equipment keeps going down despite the low Canadian exchange rate  



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 weather-related 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 homebased weather instruments and stations becoming more and more popular, there has been a significant increase in the number of instruments and stations available. More competition almost always 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 upwards of 100 feet from the indoor console — but the actual distance you’ll get depends on what structures are

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This 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 northeastwards 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-millimetre range. Most of Alberta, along with southeastern Manitoba, were relatively dry during this period.

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between the indoor unit and the outdoor sensor. These stations typically cost anywhere from $25 to $50. That said, you can usually find one 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? For those of you who are 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 that prices for these stations continue to drop.  My first weather station cost about $1,000, but that same station today (about five years later) is about $850 (even with the exchange rate). The biggest changes have taken place 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, they 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.

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If I had to make a personal recommendation it would be to buy a Davis personal weather station. I’ve been using these weather stations for nearly 15 years now and have had very few problems. These higherend 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 $1,000 or more. Davis makes the Vantage Vue station which has all the bells and whistles you would want for recording everyday weather all in one easy-to-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, then 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. Just 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! 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



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In tough times like these, the goal is averting a disaster The upcoming Hedging Edge workshop offers producers an introduction to options, futures, and hedging BY JENNIFER BLAIR

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The Alberta Wheat Commission is reminding growers to know all the factors affecting the quality of their wheat to ensure they are getting the best price. If growers are not satisfied with downgrades due to sprout damage or fusarium head blight, they should consider getting a second opinion. “The falling number may meet the specification a buyer is looking for, regardless of the visual sprouting, which can result in a better price,” said commission chair Kevin Auch. Wheat downgraded to No. 2, 3 or feed because of sprouting that has a good falling number (300 or more) may fetch a higher price. Similarly, wheat with FHB may get a better price if a vomitoxin test shows it has non-Don-producing fusarium. — AWC

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t’s come to this. “It’s all about trying to make it a break-even year or a slight loss year, and prevent it from turning into a disaster year,” said David Derwin, commodities portfolio manager at PI Financial. A miserable harvest has created an abundance of poor-quality crops and with prices down sharply, producers are going to have to make the most of any opportunities that come along, said provincial crop market analyst Neil Blue. “That’s assuming we can get the rest of the crops off under the current conditions,” Blue said in an interview earlier this month. “It’s tough, and downright discouraging, with the recent snowfalls in some places.” So rather than hope for a big price rebound, producers should watch markets closely and move quickly when there’s an uptick, said Derwin. “When we’re starting to get to some break-even levels, it’s even more important to take advantage of pricing opportunities that the market gives you every now and then,” he said. “In this environment of sideways to lower pricing, we want to make sure we capture those rallies.” Futures and options are one way of taking advantage of any rallies,

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HEDGE } from page 17 said Jonathon Driedger, senior market analyst at FarmLink Marketing Solutions. “In the current environment, it’s probably more important than ever to try and give yourself a little more flexibility and have a few more tools in the tool box,” said Driedger. “The ability to incorporate futures and options into the overall risk management strategy really helps open up windows when you can really lock in values and prices. “They’re not always the best tool in all situations, but certainly, there’s a time and a place where they can be really, really useful.” This is a good time to learn how to use futures, options, and hedging, he said. “Over the course of a year, there’s going to be two or three times when understanding how to use those tools will be really effective in helping producers manage risk and increase the flexibility of their marketing,” said Driedger. “When margins are compressed and under a bit of pressure, that can make a big difference on some farms.”

“In this environment of sideways to lower pricing, we want to make sure we capture those rallies.”

“… it’s probably more important than ever to try and give yourself a little more flexibility and have a few more tools in the tool box.”

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and 15, offers producers “both an introduction to basic hedging and some hands-on training,” said Brian Kennedy, grower relations and extension co-ordinator at Alberta Wheat. “A lot of growers have outsourced their marketing, but some Hedging Edge are still doing their own marketThat’s where Hedging Edge comes ing,” he said. “Being able to have a in. better understanding of different The two-day marketing course, marketing tools will help them do held this year in Nisku on Dec. 14 a better job.” 5:22 PM Page 1 SEC_PENH16_AB_AFE_SEC_PENH16_AB_AFE.qxd 2016-09-29

“Being able to have a better understanding of different marketing tools will help them do a better job of marketing.” Brian Kennedy

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Now in its third year, Hedging Edge is a collaboration between Alberta Wheat and Alberta Canola. Driedger, Derwin, and Blue are instructing the course this year. “We’ve had really good feedback from people who have attended the last two years,” said Kennedy. The course is designed to “enhance a producer’s knowledge about how the markets function, how to recognize opportunities,

and how to take advantage of those opportunities when they do arise,” said Blue. “It’s a workshop that would be suitable for producers who have often wondered about knowing more about marketing: What is basis? How can it affect me? How can I translate this futures market into something I can use? If I consider using the futures and options market directly, how do I go about doing that? What’s the mechanics

of doing that? What benefit can it offer to me?” Those who have taken the course before (or have some marketing knowledge) may also want to take it again both as a refresher and to gain confidence in using marketing tools, he said. Hedging Edge covers basic marketing principles, as well as some more advanced strategies, added Driedger. “For someone who is completely unfamiliar with this stuff, they should know enough to know if they want to start incorporating this into their farms,” he said. “They’ll understand the basics and be able to make the decision as to whether they want to incorporate those tools on their farms. “Any time you can increase your flexibility, any time you have more ways of managing risk, the better off you are.” Derwin agrees. “At the end of the day, it’s about getting a little more comfortable and a little more confident with using all the tools that are out there to better market your crop or livestock,” he said. “The producers who come out to this are the ones who want to take their businesses to the next level. We all want to improve, but this really allows them to put it into practice.”

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e asked the Hedging Edge experts for their No. 1 marketing tip for this fall. Here’s what they had to say. Neil Blue provincial crop market analyst “My No. 1 tip — and this isn’t an earth-shaking one — is shop around. That means knowing your product first — getting a grade from potential buyers, including from the Canadian Grain Commission — and then shopping around widely to try and find the best price for your circumstance. That might involve a local market. It might involve selling to a neighbour who has livestock or to a processing plant nearby. Or it may involve shipping that product quite a distance with assistance from a grain company or broker. It’s just a matter of knowing the players in the market and being able to shop around to get the best price for the product a person has. That involves knowing exactly what that product is and knowing how it fits into the marketplace.” David Derwin commodities portfolio manager “Make sure you understand all the marketing tools that are out there. Get more comfortable with and learn about how exchange traded options work and how they can fit into and benefit your existing marketing plan. The nice thing about options is there’s no production risk or delivery commitments. It acts like insurance, basically. It gives you downside protection if prices fall, but because you’re not locking in a price, it doesn’t prevent you from benefiting if prices go higher. It offers flexibility. Producers tend to be a little cautious about hedging because of that — they don’t want to lock in. We’re all human.

If we’re not aware about something or unsure of it, we’re going to shy away from it. You’ve got to get more comfortable with using them and learn how to use them properly.” Jonathon Driedger market analyst “My tip is going to vary a little bit by crop. In terms of your cereals, it’s going to be critical that growers know the exact quality of their grain, given how variable it is out there this year. It would be well worth their while to get a good independent sample of what they have. In a given year, you can get a lot of variability between grades and what one buyer is willing to pay compared to the next for a certain grade. This year, that’s likely even more the case. In cereals, it’s really a quality story, and growers better know exactly what they have so that they can shop around and find the best home for it. “In canola, we have a reasonably steady to firmer outlook, but growers will want to make sure they’re taking advantage of opportunities, whether it’s local basis premiums or a crusher that has a special premium on. We see some exceptionally wide basis levels now, but that’s not always going to be the case. Somewhere along the line, premiums will start to show up. “In the case of pulses, that’s a bit of an interesting animal. Growers should be reasonably aggressive fairly early to meet this big, huge wave of initial demand that we’ve had at harvest. As the market is sorting through some quality issues, for the most part I don’t think growers want to be sitting on too large of an inventory of pulses. There’s real strong demand early in the year, but the expectation is that India will harvest a large crop shortly and then its winter crop on the back side of Christmas.”



Alberta Barley has three board and 17 delegate spots open The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31 with the election taking place Dec. 8 Alberta Barley release


lberta Barley is seeking nominations for directors and delegates. There are 20 positions available, including two directors (Regions 3 and 4) and one director-at-large (Region 1, 2, 3 or 6). Seventeen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in five of the six Alberta Barley electoral regions. “Volunteering your time as a delegate or director is a great opportunity to become

involved in shaping Alberta farm policy,” said outgoing chair Mike Ammeter, who was Region 3 director-at-large from 2010 to 2016 and served as chair the past two years. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Alberta Barley and I’d say to any farmer in Alberta looking to make a difference in their industry, now is the time.” Region 4 director Bernie Klammer is also retiring after two successive terms. Any farmers seeking a director or director-at-large position must submit paperwork via fax

to Alberta Barley at 1-403-2910190 or by email to tbacque@ by Oct. 31. Voting takes place at the AGM in Banff on Dec. 8. Delegates are nominated and elected from the floor at each regional meeting. All farmers running for a delegate or a director position must have produced barley in the region they are running for election in and paid a service charge on barley either in the current or previous two crop years. A director-at-large position allows a farmer to be eli-

gible by having grown barley in any area of Alberta. For nomination forms, go to, search for ‘nomination,’ and click on the links in the news release. The following delegates are up for re-election to another twoyear term: Region 1 – Glenn Logan,   Brian Otto and Greg Stamp Region 2 – Jamie Christie,   David Eaton, Doug McBain,   Doug Miller, Doug Robertson,   Matt Sawyer and   Kenton Ziegler

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There may be a natural solution for fusarium Researchers have identified a plant-microbe interaction that keeps Fusarium graminearum at bay STAFF


microbe found in millet fields may prove to be the key to defeating Fusarium graminearum. Researchers at the University of Guelph have shown a beneficial interaction between finger millet plants and microbes that live in their roots. This interaction seems to give the crop a natural resistance to fungal infection, something long known but little understood by the African and Asian subsistence farmers who grow the crop. The discovery could also point the way toward a natural treatment to thwart the pathogen in other important crops grown worldwide, including corn and wheat, said Manish Raizada, a plant agriculture professor. For example, the findings may help agricultural companies develop seed treatments using the microbes. Through microscope observations, researchers learned how the mechanism works. Sensing the pathogen near the plant roots, the microbe enters the soil and multiplies to millions of cells that form a protective barrier on the root surface. Even more striking, Raizada said, the plant’s root hairs grow to many times their normal length. Like layers in lasagna, the root hairs and the bacterial

A field of finger millet, a crop widely grown by African and Asian subsistence farmers noted for its resistance to fungal disease.  Photos: University of Guelph cells form a dense mat that traps the fungus. The researchers found that natural products of these endophytic bacteria then kill the fungus. “This appears to be a new defence mechanism for plants,” said Raizada.

He likens it to the human immune system, with immobile plant cells “recruiting” mobile microbes to seek out and destroy pathogens. The researchers believe this defence evolved in a kind of evolutionary arms race between the fungus and microbes.

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New Brunswick college to teach marijuana cultivation A New Brunswick college plans to teach marijuana cultivation so that students can be trained to work at local companies that produce the drug. College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will launch the course sometime next year, said college official Michel Doucet. 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.” The school had not yet determined whether it would be a full diploma program. — Reuters

Deere dealer chain Cervus to seek real estate buyers Cervus Equipment plans to seek out a sale-and-leaseback deal for about 10 dealership sites. The publicly traded Calgary company operates 72 farm and industrial equipment dealerships in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, including 20 John Deere ag equipment dealerships on the Prairies. For companies such as Cervus that own multiple properties but aren’t in the real estate business, sale-and-leaseback deals can allow them to cut debt and free up equity, often for more cash than such companies could get mortgaging those same properties. In Cervus’s case, the company said it plans to use the proceeds from such a deal to reduce debt. Such a deal, it said, would involve about $50 million to $60 million worth of properties. Cervus didn’t name any potential buyers or the locations of the properties it plans to sell. — Staff



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Antibiotic seed coating under more scrutiny Nearly all dry bean seeds imported into Alberta are treated with an antibiotic that is a critical human medicine BY SHANNON VANRAES Staff


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or nearly three decades Health Canada has been threatening to end the importation of streptomycin sulphate-coated bean seeds. Now it is one step closer — sort of. “Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has not banned the import of streptomycin-treated bean seeds,” the federal department said in an emailed statement. “It should be noted, however, that streptomycin sulphate is not currently registered in Canada for use as a coating on bean seeds and importation of streptomycin-treated dry bean seeds from the U.S. for planting in Canada has only been permitted on a limited basis.” The antibiotic seed coating has not been registered in Canada since 1988 and the PMRA originally told producers that 1998 would be the

last year they could import treated seeds from the United States. But after industry lobbying efforts, that deadline was deferred — again and again — while researchers strove to find alternative treatments and develop bean varieties resistant to common blight and halo blight. Health Canada has stated that growers may import and use streptomycin-treated bean seeds for their 2017 crop, however, any requests to import or use streptomycin-treated bean seeds for the 2018 growing season will be dependent upon applications to register both the streptomycin active ingredient and an end-use product for treating bean seeds. “We knew this day was coming,” said Bob Conner, a research scientist at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada Research Development Centre in Morden. “I think (the PMRA) had postponed the removal of streptomycin sulphate as a seed treatment for a number of years… they gave us enough time

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that we could start to release resistant varieties, because in the long run, resistance is probably going to be the best option for controlling that problem.”

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But developing varieties resistant to common blight and halo blight has proved challenging, and Health Canada has indicated that preventing antibiotic resistance is a key motivator in changing regulations around the use of streptomycin sulphate. “PMRA has recently learned that the research effort has not achieved the intended results,” Public Health Agency of Canada spokesman Eric Morrissette said in an email. “It is important that all uses of streptomycin in Canada be properly monitored. As a result, PMRA notified Pulse Canada in July 2016 that applications to register streptomycin for treating bean seeds will be required by June 2017. The PMRA has advised Pulse Canada to work with manufacturers to encourage them to submit applications for registration.”

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Streptomycin is an antibiotic of the first class, which the World Health Organization recently labelled as “essential” for human medicine. It is used to treat tuberculosis and the bubonic plague, the latter of which is estimated to have killed 50 million people during the 14th century and still infects people to this day. In 2014, 9.6 million people were diagnosed with tuberculosis and 1.5 million people died from that disease worldwide. Pulse growers would prefer resistant varieties, said Francois Labelle, executive director of the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers Association. “There’s not been a lot of move to these new varieties yet,” said Labelle. “But hopefully there will be more and hopefully they’ll be as competitive as the other crops or the ones that are growing today.” According to Pulse Canada statistics provided by Health Canada, approximately 98 per cent of dry bean seeds imported into Alberta are treated with streptomycin prior to importation. In Saskatchewan, 67 per cent of imported dry bean seeds are treated, compared to only five per cent in Ontario. Copper-ba sed products can be used to control blight, but are expensive and usually require more than one application. Even so, the use of imported streptomycin seed was never meant to be a permanent solution, Morrissette said. “The use of streptomycin imported seed was meant to facilitate transition to other pest control measures,” he said.

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The unsettled weather earlier this fall brought with it some brilliant evening skies with cloud pillars and pastel colours. But these cattle near Millarville were more interested in gazing at their dinner.   Photo: Wendy Dudley

Monsanto surprises with adjusted profit

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Monsanto, which agreed last month to be bought by Germany’s Bayer for US$66 billion, reported a surprise adjusted profit, helped by a drop in expenses and higher corn seed volumes. The St. Louis-based company had been expected to report a loss on an adjusted basis, reflecting a slump in commodity prices and a fall in farm incomes. However, net sales in the company’s corn seeds and traits business jumped 34 per cent in the three months ended Aug. 31 as corn seed volumes rose in the U.S. Monsanto’s expenses also dropped, by nearly 10 per cent, as cost-cutting measures paid off. Net sales rose 8.8 per cent to $2.56 billion, beating the average estimate of $2.36 billion. Monsanto did not offer any update on potential divestitures related to the Bayer deal but said it expects the deal to close by the end of 2017 as previously stated. Some farm groups, seed companies and lawmakers have raised concerns about the deal, saying it could result in higher prices and reduced choices for farmers. — Reuters


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Barley groups pledge $2.4 million for barley breeding Thanks in part to producer funding, the Crop Development Centre has released more than 70 barley varieties Alberta Barley release


lberta Barley, its Saskatchewan and Manitoba counterparts, and the Western Grains Research Foundation will provide more than $2.4 million over five years to the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. Since 1995, producers have invested almost $15 million into barley variety development through the research foundation. “This funding provides stability to the program for maintaining long-term, highly qualified technical staff, as well as resources for marker development and use in the

breeding program,” said Kofi Agblor, managing director of the Crop Development Centre. The centre has released more than 70 malt, feed, and food barley varieties since 1971, including Harrington, CDC Copeland and CDC Austenson. In the past five years, the program has released malting varieties such as CDC Clear, CDC Bow, CDC Platinum Star, and TR12135 (to be named CDC Fraser).  “The CDC’s team of researchers and technicians continually demonstrates that its work is world class, which makes it a good choice for Alberta’s barley farmers when selecting varieties,” said Alberta Barley chair Mike Ammeter. — Alberta Barley release

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Bee losses substantially lower, latest survey data shows Beekeepers say their death losses are falling, but nobody is exactly sure why By Alex Binkley AF contributor


inter bee mortality rates seem to be dropping, according to data compiled by the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists. All provinces either saw similar death rates or lower death rates than the previous several years, the group reported to Health Canada. The national average of colony winter loss was 16.4 per cent for 2014-15, the latest season for which data is available, the beekeepers’ association said. Overall, the reported national colony loss is one of the lowest levels since 2006-07 and represents a decrease of 34.4 per cent from 2013-14 winter losses. Provincial averages ranged between 10.4 and 37.8 per cent. Colony winter loss in Ontario was 37.8 per cent, a sharp drop from the 58.0 per cent loss reported in 2013-14. “Bee health is complex and many factors are involved, including hive conditions, weather and starvation,” said a spokesman for Health Canada, which is one of a number of government organizations looking into bee losses. The beekeepers’ association, also a member of the Bee Health

Roundtable, says it asked a set of harmonized questions of beekeepers across Canada who own 362,949 honey colonies. This represents 50.8 per cent of all colonies operated and wintered in Canada in 2014. “Respondents reported considerable variation in identifying and ranking the top four possible causes of colony losses. Answers included starvation, weak colonies, poor queens, Nosema and weather conditions,” the association said. The organization has been tracking wintering losses of bee colonies and possible causes of bee mortality since 2007 “to consolidate provincial losses for a national representation, to present the possible main causes of winter losses, and to provide information for pest surveillance and control. These results provide information needed to identify gaps in current management systems, to develop strategies to mitigate bee colonies losses and to improve bee health.” The Prairie provinces benefited from favourable winter and spring conditions and reported an average of 11.1 per cent winter losses in 2014-15. Overall, the 2014-15 winter loss in most of the provinces, except Ontario, were close to or better than what beekeepers reported as an annual acceptable long-term loss.

“In recent years, pest management has become a widespread practice by beekeepers to ensure keeping healthy honeybees.” Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists

Canadian beekeepers saw lower losses in 2014-15 than the previous several winters.   PHOTO: Thinkstock Several beekeepers in different provinces reported that they did not know why their colonies died. If beekeepers are unable to identify a possible cause for the mortality of their colonies, it may be because of multiple underlying problems, or a lack of monitoring colony health status throughout the season. “In recent years, pest management has become a widespread practice by beekeepers to ensure keeping healthy honeybees,” the beekeepers’ association said. “Lack of monitoring bee health

status and determining levels of infestation by pests can be a serious problem as reported in previous years. Therefore, this survey focused on asking beekeepers questions about management of three identified serious pests and diseases that could impact bee health and productivity. “Varroa mite infestation continues to be considered by beekeepers and bee specialists as one of the main cause of honeybee colony mortality. Although very few concerns regarding varroa were cited by beekeepers in the 2014-15

survey, sustained monitoring and management of varroa in honeybee colonies have been widely recognized as most important factors to keep healthy honeybee populations in Canada.” Educational programs delivered to beekeepers in Canada “have made a difference in the application of proper beekeeping management practices for varroa mites,” CAPA says. “Implementing surveillance and monitoring programs for varroa mites enables beekeepers to successfully adopt principles of integrated pest management (IPM) to determine the right timing and select the best treatment options for varroa mites.”

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Changes to mildew standards for western milling wheat Changes will minimize the financial impact on farmers and the grain trade STAFF


ildew guidelines for western Canadian milling wheat classes are getting a bit more forgiving. Effective immediately, visual guides and standards will allow for an increased presence of mildew, something the Canadian Grain Commission says won’t affect the quality of products made from Canadian wheat. While the relief will be welcome during a wet harvest season, the grain commission says the changes are actually part of a long-running look at the issue. “The Canadian Grain Commission recognizes the impact mildew has on the bottom line for wheat producers,” said acting chief commissioner Jim Smolik. “This science-based change will put money directly back into the pockets of Canadian producers, while

maintaining the quality of wheat classes.” Following a two-year study of the impact of mildew on the quality of wheat, the organization met with the Western Standards Committee’s wheat subcommittee early this month, which recommended the changes be made immediately. New visual standards are currently being established to reflect increased mildew content in the wheat grades. These changes affect these classes: • Canada Western Red Spring, • Canada Western Hard White Spring, • Canada Western Amber Durum, • Canada Western Red Winter, • Canada Western Soft White Spring, • Canada Western Extra Strong, • Canada Prairie Spring White, • Canada Prairie Spring Red, and • Canada Northern Hard Red.

“This science-based change will put money directly back into the pockets of Canadian producers, while maintaining the quality of wheat classes.” Jim Smolik

Mildew damage on individual kernels of CWRS wheat.   PHOTO: Canadian Grain Commission Mildew occurs in kernels that are affected by field fungi that develop under conditions of excessive moisture. Samples containing kernels affected by mildew are graded according to the degree of soundness definition in the Official Grain Grading Guide.

The study included assessment of falling number, wheat and flour protein, milling yield and water noodle dough colour. Tests have shown that mildew primarily affects the appearance of wheat. The effect of mildew on semolina was found to be negligible.


SUN EXPOSURE CAN BE AN UNAVOIDABLE ELEMENT OF OUTDOOR WORK, BUT SUN SAFETY SHOULDN’T BE. Take a drive around Alberta, and it’s easy to see how important the agriculture sector is in our province. Our agricultural workers feed Albertans, and are an essential part of our economy. But with more than 50 million acres of land to tend to, agricultural workers spend the majority of their day outdoors. These long days under the sun expose them to about 6 to 8 times more ultraviolet radiation (UVR) than an indoor worker, making them 2.5 to 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancers. Because sun exposure can be an unavoidable element of outdoor work, precautions should be taken to protect these workers.

OUR OUTDOOR WORKERS ARE AT RISK In Canada, skin cancer accounts for approximately 33% of all new cancer cases, and UVR exposure is the primary cause of up to 90% of all skin cancers. Melanoma - the most fatal form of skin cancer - is now the seventh most common cancer in Alberta. With an estimated 778,500 Albertans potentially exposed to UVR through their occupation, prevention is the best tool to reduce the impact of sun exposure. While outdoor workers also need to take steps to protect themselves from the sun, it’s more important than ever for employers to protect the health and productivity of their workforce.

SUN SAFETY JUST MAKES SENSE Every year, the direct and indirect costs of skin cancer in Alberta total more than $7.6 million. Sun safety programs can help reduce the cost of ill health and maximize your organization’s return on investment. It’s just good business to protect the health and productivity of your workforce by including sun safety as a key component of your health and safety plans. Fewer absence days caused by the associated conditions of sunburn.

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WHAT’S MISSING FROM YOUR SAFETY PLAN? A comprehensive sun safety plan goes beyond just Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Be Sunsible program developed by Alberta Health Services, is a straight forward, four step program that provides workplaces with tools and resources to inspire and empower employees to adopt sun safety best practices. The program will guide you through the development and implementation of a customized, comprehensive sun safety program that meets your organization’s needs. Visit today to access free tools and resources, and learn how your organization can implement a sun safety program as part of your 2017 health and safety planning.

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Meat packers add plants to plate as consumers, competition shift Meat packers can sense the shifting tide and are rebranding themselves as protein companies began referring to its meat business as its “protein group,” to signal its interest in a variety of protein options, said spokesman Mike Martin.

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG/Reuters


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 high-tech startups seek to create meat alternatives that taste like the real thing. The trend was highlighted on earlier this month when Tyson Foods, the biggest U.S. chicken processor, took a five per cent stake in Beyond Meat, a plantbased 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 billion 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 produc-

Real meat endures

Workers assemble the plant-based hamburger patties during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California.   PHOTO: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach tion expands and prices decline, according to 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.

Soy schnitzel

Two-thirds of Germans and 38 per cent of Americans eat meat-

less meals once a week or more — consumers known as “flexitarians” — according to 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.”

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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

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 riskfree 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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CropLife report highlights importance of crop protection and biotechnology The group says it’s ready to make the case for the value and economic contribution of the industry’s technology to the country “Overall, the increased agricultural output from plant science innovations generates more than $7.5 billion in GDP for Canada, which is comprised of $4 billion in added value by Canadian farmers, and $3.5 billion in added value from increased business for suppliers to Canadian farmers.” Plant science has also played a critical role in improving sustainable agricultural practices “by way of reducing the amount of tillage, soil erosion, land use, and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as improving biodiversity and preserving large tracts of forest, native grass and wetlands.”

BY ALEX BINKLEY AF contributor


ropLife Canada wants to talk about the value of crop protection products and plant biotechnology. The organization is looking for venues and opportunities to discuss the information contained in a report it commissioned on how much the industry contributes to the country, said president Ted Menzies. The report contains plenty of numbers about the value of pest controls and modern plant breeding in supporting sustainable agriculture. “Without plant science innovations, Canadians could pay about 55 per cent more for their food,” the report says. “On an annual basis, it is estimated that the average Canadian household saves more than $4,400 on their food bill, for a total of over $60 billion in savings on food expenditures for all Canadians each year.” The innovations also “generate more than 111,000 jobs and $8.3 billion in additional agricultural output in Canada. This increased output from plant science innovations also accounts for 71 per cent of Canada’s positive trade balance in crops.” Farmers earn an additional $7.1 billion through additional yields and higher-quality products. About $353 million of that is in the value of fruit crops, $434 million in potatoes and $435 million in other vegetable crops.

Without plant science innovations, Canadians could pay about 55 per cent more for their food.

Job creator

The report says that plant science companies spend $230 million annually on research and development in Canada, generating about 4,000 high-value, science-based jobs for Canadians. The total economic impact from manufacturing and production of plant science products accounts for over $1 billion in added value to Canada’s economy, 9,000 jobs and $467 million in income for Canadian workers. Without plant science innovations, Canada would need 50 per cent more farmland to produce the same level of crop production, the report notes. As a result, more than 14.2 million hectares (35.1 million acres) of forest, native grass and wetlands have been preserved. That’s about the total area of crops grown in Saskatchewan or four times that of Ontario. The productivity gains

CropLife Canada’s Ted Menzies says a recent report the group commissioned quantifies the value of biotechnology and crop protection products.   photo: croplife canada for Canada have been greatest in field crops such as canola, wheat, soybeans and corn. “Modern plant-breeding technologies such as drought and salinity tolerance are expected to further alleviate the pressure to convert high biodiversity areas into agricultural use, and plants with increased nitrogen-use efficiency are also under development that reduce run-off of nitrogen fertilizer, which will help to protect wildlife habitats and water quality.” The innovations have “improved agricultural prac-

tices, resulting in significant reductions in soil erosion and improved soil quality across a range of crops in Canada.” Examples are no-till farming which conserves water and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. “The use of plant science innovations has also resulted in 126 million to 194 million less litres of diesel fuel burned on farm each year owing to reduced tillage and reductions in the number of equipment passes on land, reducing GHG emissions by about 450,000 to 700,000 tonnes per year.”

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Overall, the total annual GHG reduction from the use of plant science innovations in agriculture is estimated to be 29 million tonnes per year. This represents four per cent of the 726 million tonnes in total GHG emissions for Canada in 2013. “While Canada’s total GHG emissions have climbed by 3.8 per cent since 2009, continued adoption of plant science innovations in the future will enable farmers to further reduce GHG emissions in the agriculture sector to help offset potential increases in other sectors of Canada’s economy,” the report says. Canada needs to develop new crop varieties for a changing climate. “Modern plant-breeding techniques are being used to speed the process for developing new plant varieties that will better withstand drought conditions, and contribute to even greater sequestration of CO2 and lower CO2 emissions by reducing tillage, conserving soil and moisture.”

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oil sampling now will save time in spring and early planning of your fertilizer programs gives you the chance to take advantage of lower fertilizer prices that may occur, says a provincial crop specialist. But soil samples need to be representative of the field, said Mark Cutts. “For example, if there are small areas of poorly drained low spots in a field, these areas should not be included in the sample collection,” he said. “The non-representative areas can be sampled separately to determine their fertility status.” Sampling at the appropriate depths is also important to ensure meaningful nutrient information is obtained. Recommended sampling depths are zero-15 centimetres, 15-30 centimetres, and 30-60 centimetres. “The zero-15 centimetres depth will capture crop-available soil phosphorus and potassium,” said Cutts. “However, for mobile nutrients such as nitrate

nitrogen and sulphate, sampling to a depth of 60 centimetres will provide a more reliable measure of the amount present in the soil profile.” The most common approach for applying fall fertilizer is to band nitrogen either as urea (46-0-0) or anhydrous ammonia (82-0-0). “Since nitrogen makes up the biggest volume of applied fertilizer, a fall application will enhance efficiencies during spring seeding,” said Cutts. Fall nitrogen fertilizer applications can be made once soil temperatures are below 10 C. Applying urea or anhydrous ammonia fertilizer at cooler soil temperatures will help maintain nitrogen in the ammonium (NH4+) form. “The ammonium form of nitrogen is preferred as it will be protected from losses that can occur from denitrification or leaching,” said Cutts. For nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium, which are typically seed placed, there is no real advantage to applying these fertilizer products in the fall.



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Kubota F2260, 2002, 1325 60” Front mount mower with bagger . . . . $9,900 MF GC2310, 2007, 135 23 hp, MFWD, ldr, Backhoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,500 NH TC31DA, 2007, 545 31 HP, 24 PTO HP, Rear remotes, grill guard . $19,500 JD 4240, 1980, 7675 2WD, 3 REMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,500 NH 8670, 1995, 9200 Super Steer, 4 Hyd outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,500 Kubota M108S, 2008, 2980 96 Pto Hp, MFWD, 10’ Leon Blade . . . $48,500 NH TV145, 2005, 4000 long loader with grapple, C.E. PTO and 3 pt . $69,000 NH TM175, 2003, 3449 MFWD, Axle suspension, 3 rear remotes . . . $77,000 NH T6050, 2008, 4285 105 pto, MFWD, ldr & grapple, 3 Rems . . . . $85,000 NH TV6070, 2011, 3457 LL, directional tires, high flow ready . . . . . $115,000 NH T7.250, 2013, 940 165PTO HP, no ldr, P.S. sidewinder, 4 remotes$133,000 NH T6.155, 2013, 393 Ldr, & Grpl, Dlx Seat, 18.4R38 Rear Tires . . . $135,000 NH T7.235, 2011, 3700 CVT, 20.8R42, 4 electric remote, 860TL. . . $135,000 NH T7.250, 2013, 996 165PTO HP, P.S. sidewinder, 4 remotes . . . . $159,000 NH T7.235, 2013, 4332 150 PTO HP, P.S., Sidewinder, 3 remote . . $166,000 CHALLENGER MT675C, 2009, 1420 275 PTO HP, Frt & Rear Duals $179,000 JD 7215R, 2011, 4108 178 PTO HP, Self Leveling Loader . . . . . . . . $191,000 Case IH 9180, 1986, 8000 375 HP, 24.5R32 Duals, Powershift. . . . . $55,000 CaseIH STX500, 2004, 3700 500HP, 800 Mich, Luxury Cab . . . . . $215,000 JD 9430, 2008, 2730 PTO, JD GPS, 800 Duals, 5 Rems . . . . . . . . $249,000 NH T9.450HD, 2014, 715 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $279,000 NH T9.505HD, 2013, 330 450 HP, 800 Duals, diff lock, Full GPS . . . $295,000 Versatile 450, 2012, 1220 450HP, 800 Duals, P.S., 6 Elec Rems . . $299,000 NH T9.435, 2015, 161 370 HP, New 710 duals, Lux cab, 6 REMS, HID$315,000 CaseIH STX450 Quad, 2002, 5878 New undercarriage, 36” tracks. . . . CALL CaseIH STX485 Quad, 2010, 9353 PTO, new undercarriage, 30” Tracks CALL NH TJ530, 2007, 4266 New Engine, PTO, Full GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALL NH TJ530, 2007, 3070 New Engine, No PTO, Full GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALL Versatile 500, 2016, 440 800 Duals, HID Lights, Diff Lock, PTO . . . $355,000


CaseIH 2188, 1995, 3405/2784 Bigtop topper, singles . . . . . . . . . . $39,500 JD 9770STS, 2009, 1641/995 615P, duals, long auger, chopper . . . $199,900 NH TR96, 1987, 3013/1146 P.U., chopper, Singles, AS IS . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 NH TR96, 1987, 3090 P.U., chopper, Singles, AS IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,900 NH TR99, 2000, 2457/1693 SM P.U., Elec stone Trap . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,000 NH TR99, 2002, 2417/1770 SM P.U., Elec stone Trap, Chopper . . . . . $65,000 NH CR960, 2003, 1975/1405 14’ SWM P.U. Singles , 2 speed rotors $92,000 NH CR960, 2005, 1998/1437 14’ SM P.U. Singles, Dlx Cab. . . . . . . . $99,900 NH CR960, 2003, 2305/1686 14’ SM P.U., Singles, dlx chopper . . . $115,000 NH CR970, 2004, 2388/1767 14’ SM P.U., Dlx Chopper, Singles . . $125,000 NH CR970, 2006, 1665/1270 14’ Rake Up, 900 Singles . . . . . . . . . $147,000 NH CR9070, 2008, 2478/1805 Pick Up, Duals, SCTS, Diff Lock . . . . $149,000 NH CR9070, 2008, 1991/1480 14’ Rake up, Singles . . . . . . . . . . $165,000 NH CR9080, 2009, 1200/851 790CP, Singles, long auger . . . . . . . . $226,000 NH CR9070, 2011, 1049/877 790CP, Singles, Dlx Chopper, HID . . . $245,000 NH CR9070, 2011, 920/723 16’ SM P.U., Dlx chopper, Singles . . . . $249,000 NH CR9070, 2011, 1229/878 14’ SM P.U., Duals, Dlx Cab . . . . . . . $250,000 NH CR9070, 2011, 1062/848 790CP, singles, diff lock, HID. . . . . . . $256,000 NH CR8090, 2013, 1003/719 790CP, 900 Singles, DSP, diff lock, dlx chopper, HID Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $305,000 NH CR9090, 2013, 337/276 790CP, dlx cab, dlx chopper, Duals . . . $425,000 NH CR8.90, 2015, 790CP, Deluxe Chopper, 900 Singles, HID Lights$435,000 NH CX840, 2003, 2630/1920 14’ Rake Up, Singles, Dlx Chopper . . $110,000 NH CX840, 2003, 2155/1660 14’ Rake Up, Singles, Dlx Chopper . . $115,000 NH CX840, 2004, 1804/1473 14’SM P.U., Singles, Dlx Chopper . . . $120,000 NH CX860, 2006, 2450/2200 14’ SM P.U., Singles, Long Auger . . . $125,000 NH CX8080, 2010, 1385/1037 14’ SM P.U., Singles, Dlx Chopper . . $225,000 NH CX8080, 2012, 930/750 790CP, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $265,000

MACDON 973, 2004, CaseIH only adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,000 NH 74C-35F, 2009, 35’ Auger Flex Header, Skid Shoes, Pick Up Reel $37,500 NH 994, 2003, 30’, Upper cross auger, CR/CX adapter, HHC . . . . . . . . CALL HONEYBEE SP30, 2013, 30’, SK, HCC Reel, CNH Adapter, AHHC . . . $62,500 HONEYBEE SP30, 2013, 30’, SK, HCC Reel, CNH Adapter, AHHC . . . $62,500 HB SP30, 2013, 30’ DK, Hyd Tilt, Transport, AHHC, CNH Adapter . . . $67,500 HB SP30, 2013, 30’ DK, Hyd Tilt, Transport, AHHC, CNH Adapter . . . $67,500 HONEYBEE SP36, 2013, 36’, DK, HCC Split Reel, CNH Adapter . . . . $67,500 MACDON D6035, 2011, 35’, DK, Transport, UCA, 6 Bat Reel . . . . . $69,000


JD 890, 2002, Hay Header, 14’, DK, New knives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 NH 688, 2002, 17000 Bale Command, Hyd P.u., Net & Twine . . . . . . $11,500 JD 566, 1997, 18000 Bale Kicker, 1000 pto, twine only . . . . . . . . . . $11,500 NH 499, 1991, Haybine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500 HESSTON 956, 2004, 5421 Auto cycle, bale kicker, twine only . . . . . $16,000 Hesston 956A, 2006, 11195 Twine Only, Auto Cycle, Bale Ejector . . . $16,000 NH BR780A, 2007, BC, Narrow pick up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,000 MF 1375, 2011, 16 discbine’, pivot tongue, steel rolls, guage wheels $35,500 Macdon A40D, 2013, 16’ Sickle Header, bought new in 2015. . . . . . $36,500 NH BB9080, 2010, 35000 bales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,000 NH Rollbelt 560, 2014, 3692 2.07 P.U., 21.5L-16.1 Tires, Hyd P.U.. . $51,000


NH WS25, 1998, 25’, Single Knife, Transport, Fits JD 4895/4995 . . . $7,500 IH 4000, 1980, 19.5’ Draper, Gas Engine, One Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 HB WS30, 2006, 30’, DK, HCC reel, transoport, came off of JD 4895 $16,000 MF 220, 1997, 3806 22.5”, UII Reel, Guage Wheels, . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500 CaseIH 8825, 1997, 3169 21 ft. Draper Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000 MF 220XL, 2002, 1450 22’, SK, Pick Up Reel, Guage Wheels . . . . . . $37,000 JD 4895, 2002, 3660 30ft. HB transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,000 MF 9220, 2006, 25’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,500 MACDON 4952i, 2005, 1934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,000 MACDON 9352i, 2005, 1677/1333 30’, split reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 MF 9435, 2009, 1267 30’, SK, UII Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,000 MF 9435, 2011, 1441 30’, SK, UII Pick Up Reel, Elec F & A . . . . . . . . $71,500 MACDON M150, 2011, 925/711 Traction Unit Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72,500 JD 4895, 2009, 1055/770 25’, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,000 NH H8040, 2008, 2675 Dlx cab, electric mirrors, Prairie Special. . . . . $75,000 MF 9430, 2010, 1285 25’, p/u reel, elec F&A, guage wheels, SK . . . $79,000 MF 9435, 2011, 977 30’, 5200 Header, SK, Elec Fore & Aft, Triple Del. $89,000 CaseIH WD1203, 2012, 367 30’, DK, Hyd F & A, Transport . . . . . . $109,000 MF WR9740, 2013, 325/176 36’, SK, Susp Cab & Axle. . . . . . . . . . $109,000 MF WR9740, 2012, 544 25’ Draper, roto shears, UII Reel . . . . . . . . $134,000 MACDON M155, 2012, 650 35’, Triple Del, DK, 6 Bat Reel, . . . . . . $139,000


Michel’s ProTech, 2013, Electric Hopper Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,300 CaseIH 1010, 1997, 22.5’, auger, no transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 NH 971-25, 1994, 25’, Auger Header, Bergen Transport. . . . . . . . . . . $9,900 HONEYBEE ST25, 1998, 25’ UII reel, DK TR/TX adapter . . . . . . . . . $12,900 NH 76C, 2009, 76C-14’, swathmaster p.u. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,500 NH 76C, 2009, 76C-14’, swathmaster p.u. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,500 HB SP36, 2000, 36’, cat adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000 HONEYBEE ST30, 2004, 30’, JD Adapter, Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,500 HONEYBEE ST30, 1997, 30’, CNH Adapter, Transport, steel teeth . . $25,000 HONEYBEE SP30, 1995, 30’ TR/TX adapter, plastic teeth, transport CALL NH 74C-35F, 2009, 35’ Auger Flex, Pick Up Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,000 NH 94C, 2004, 36’, SK, Pick Up Reel, CNH Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000 HB SP36, 1999, 36’ draper, transport , CNH Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000

*For commercial use only. Offer subject to credit qualification and approval by CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd. See your New Holland dealer for details and eligibility requirements. CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd. standard terms and conditions will apply. Depending on model, a down payment may be required. Offer good through October 31, 2016, at participating New Holland dealers in Canada. Offer subject to change. Taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, additional options or attachments not included in price. © 2016 CNH Industrial Capital America LLC. All rights reserved. New Holland Agriculture is a trademark registered in the United States and many other countries, owned by or licensed to CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidiaries or affiliates. CNH Industrial Capital is a trademark in the United States and many other countries, owned by or licensed to CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidiaries or affiliates.

MACDON M155, 2013, 701 35’, SK, Transport, Hyd F & A, HID Lights$139,000 MACDON M205, 2011, 546 35’, DK, Transport, UCA, 6 Bat Reel . . $149,000


JD 787, 1997, 170 Bushel 2 Comp tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,000 FC 3450, 1998, Mech tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000 FC 5000, 1998, 57’, 12”, 3.5” stealth, 4” pneumatic, TBH, DS, AS IS $19,500 FC/JD 5000/787, 1992, 45’, , DS, 9”, steel packers, TBH 230 Bush $25,000 NH SC430, 2007, DS, Mech, TBH, Flex ctrl momnitor . . . . . . . . . . . $44,500 Seedhawk 4012/357, 1999, 40’ x 12”, Single Knife, DS, 357 On board tank, NH3 Kit also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,000 NH SD440A/P1040, 2005/2009, 40’x10”, DS, 4”PrdStealth, Harrows, Steel Pkrs, 6 run, TBH, Mech Tank . . . . . . . . . $72,500 NH SD440A, 2007, 46’x12”, 550lbs., 5.5” Rubber, single shoot, TBH $84,000 NH SD550/P1060, 2007/2009, 60’x12”, 5.5” Rub, DS, 3.5” Dutch, VR, TBH, Liquid hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 NH SD440A/P1060, 2004/2013, 58’x9”, DS, 4”Stealth, 4.5” Steel, TBH, VR, Hyd Auger, Duals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125,000 NH P2060/P1060/P1060, 2009, 70’x12”, DS, 4” Prd Stealth, 4.5” steel pkr, VR, NH blockage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $169,000 NH P2060/P1060/P1060, 2009, 70x10, DS, 4” prd row Stealth, steel pkr, harrows, VR, NH blockage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000


BOURGAULT 850 Centurion II, 1990, 82’ boom, single nozzle, foam marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,000 Miller/Nitro 2275HT, 2006 2500 hrs 100’ Boom, 1400 Gal SS Tank, Raven GPS, Air Dividers, 320 Tires, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,000 Hagie STS12 2000 2721, 1200 Gal SS Tank, 90’ Boom, 320 Tires, Crop Div, Ind tank, Triple Nozzles, Outback S with E Drive and 360 Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,000 NH SP.275F, 2012, 642 1200gal SS, 120’ boom, Norac, FM750 control, 380 tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $259,900 NH SP.365F, 2013, 749 1600gal, SS, 120’ boom, intelliview monitor, ultraglide, accuboom, intellisteer, electric flush . . . . . . . . . . $329,000 NH SP.345F, 2015, 199 1200 gal, 120’ boom, Lux Cab, Elec Mirrors, Boom Blowout, Ultraglide, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $420,000 JD R4038, 2014, 860 1000 Gal Stainless, 2 sets of tires380 & 620, 120’ boom, sectional control, boom height level, full GPS w/ SF2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425,000


Wheatheart 10x60, 2003, swing Auger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,900 Buhler 13X70, 2004, TMR, Reverser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,000 SAKUNDIAK 12x72, 2013, 12x72, spout, like new . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,500 SAKUNDIAK 12X85, 2010, 12X85, electric mover, reverser . . . . . . $17,900


BFK EB7, 199,8 7’ 3-Point hitch blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $450 N/A 5’ Roughcut mower, 5’ trailing mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600 Maletti PCV3, 1990, 4’ Rototiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $900 REM 1026, 1995, Grain Vac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900 White 256, 1975, 21’ Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900 Kongskilde, 1000, 2009 Grain vac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 Krause 2143, 1979, 40’ Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,500 REM 2700, 2008, 214 Rubber & Steel Hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,000 Degelman 7200, 2008, 16’ Balde, for NH 82/84 Series, or Versatile 2000 Series 4wd’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,000 Degelman 2036, 2007, 20’ Land Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,900 Brandt 5200EX, 2011, 149 Bin Snake, Dust Hose Option . . . . . . . . . $21,500 REM 2700, 2011, 105 Rubber & Steel Hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500 DEGELMAN SM7000, 1996, 70’, 1/2” tines x 20’ long, mechanical adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500 REM 3700, 2008, 181 grain vac, clean up nozzle, New Fan installed. $26,000 REM 3700, 2011, 238 Grain Vac, Dust Collector, New Hoses . . . . . . $29,000 RITEWAY 8178, 2010, 78’, 9/16” tines, Hydraulic Tine Adjust . . . . . $29,000 Lemken Heliodor 8/600KA, 2014, High Speed Disc, 6 Metre (20’) Working width, 5” Spacing, semi mounted, hydraulically folding, suggested 150-240 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 Salford RTS570, 2011, 41’ Vertical Tillage, 8 wave blades, 3 bar harrows, 7.5” spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $91,500 Salford i-2141, 2013, 41’, Weight pkg.i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110,000


FC 820/2320, 1994, 35’ x 12” Spacing, NH3 Kit, 3” Stealth Openers $25,000 HONEYBEE SP36, 2005, JD Adapter, Pea Auger, New Canvasses, Reel Foreaft, SK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000 CaseIH AF8120, 2009, 1691/1280 GPS, Leather Seat, Duals, Long Auger, Crary Topper, Calmar Spout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $210,000



Sun 7


We invite you to connect with your neighbours, see how your commissions are working for you, and learn about timely industry issues from our informative lineup of speakers. Visit the commission websites for complete details and to pre-register for these events.



Agri-Trade Alberta Crops Breakfast







All provincial crop commission regional meetings will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wed Agri-Trade

Tue 8





Kitscoty Community Hall ACPC Region 10



Vegreville Vegreville Social Centre ACPC Region 4, AWC Region 4


Westlock & District Community Hall APG Zone 3, ABC & AWC Region 5




Dunvegan Inn



ABC Region 6, AWC Region 5, APG Zone 4



Coast Hotel & Conference Centre ACPC Region 9





Vermilion Regional Centre ABC Region 4, APG Zone 5

Grande Prairie

Five Mile Hall ACPC Region 2

December 1

Westlock & District Community Hall ACPC Region 5

Stony Plain


Camrose Best Western & Casino ACPC Region 11


Best Western Sunrise Inn ACPC Region 6

Lacombe Lacombe Memorial Centre ACPC Region 7

Guy Community Hall ACPC Region 3


Strathmore Civic Centre – East Hall ABC Region 2, APG Zone 2




Medicine Hat Medicine Hat Lodge ABC Region 1, AWC Region 1

Fairview Dunvegan Inn ACPC Region 1

Lacombe Lacombe Memorial Centre ABC Region 3, AWC Region 3

Lethbridge Farming Smarter Medicine Hat Lodge ACPC Region 12

Strathmore Travelodge ACPC Region 8, AWC Region 2


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Landowner backed by Surface Rights Board

Ag risk management program approved

A recent Surface Rights Board decision has ruled against a unilateral reduction of surface lease rentals in Alberta. In the case, an energy company argued, “We only pay for leases with active wells on them.” The panel disagreed, saying, “Payment of compensation is not at the discretion of the operator.” Under surface lease agreements, lessors are entitled to five-year reviews. But if the parties cannot agree, then the matter has to go to the board. The board warned landowners this spring about the prospect of companies making unilateral decisions to cut or stop payments. A board spokesperson said negotiations must be “honest, fair, and engage both parties.” — Farmers Advocate Office

Alberta Advanced Education has granted its approval to Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Business Risk Management (AgBRM) certificate program. The program was launched a year ago, and those completing it were initially awarded a credential of academic achievement. The provincial certificate approval provides a variety of benefits, including making students eligible for student loans. The program was developed specifically for those in the agriculture industry and is made up of eight core courses and two capstone courses, each divided into modules that take one month to complete. — Lethbridge College

GM cattle could have many benefits HEARTLAND

Cows have been genetically modified to produce medicinal antibodies, but not for beef production BY ALEX BINKLEY AF contributor


enetically modified cattle can offer benefits to both producers and consumers — but it won’t happen any time soon. However, it’s worth laying the groundwork for them, Andrea Brocklebank, executive director of the Beef Cattle Research Council, recently told the Commons agriculture committee. “Beef from GM cattle is not likely to be on the store shelves soon, but peer-reviewed research has already demonstrated that beef from GM cattle has no measurable differences in nutritional value or adverse health implications compared to non-GMO beef,” she said. The committee has launched a study into GM animals at the request of Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. So far Canada has approved GM salmon and researchers have created the phosphorus-efficient Enviropig and modified goats. GM cattle already are raised to produce antibodies to help treat rheumatoid arthritis and organ rejection in human medicine, but not for beef production, Brocklebank said. “Recent developments have allowed genetic surgery to remove the horn gene from dairy cattle,” she said, adding the technology could also be used to improve tenderness in beef. On the question of food safety, she said, “beef cattle have been fed GM feed for many years. A ret-

“Any improvement in feed production that enhances productivity through biotechnology can have a very large impact on our industry.” Andrea Brocklebank

The cattle industry could benefit from genetic modification but the technology faces hurdles.  PHOTO: Thinkstock rospective study of data from over 100 billion head of livestock found no adverse effects of GMO feed on animal health. No residues of GMO feed have been found in the meat or milk either.” Biotechnology could help federal officials to quickly and precisely identify the specific bacteria responsible for foodborne disease outbreaks, she said. Comparing the DNA fingerprint of samples collected from human patients to samples collected from processing plants and other environments allows source attribution to

occur more quickly, in other words, where and when did the initial contamination occur and how should the recall be focused? “Agriculture Canada researchers in collaboration with the Public Health Agency (of Canada) and other Canadian researchers are using similar methods to track whether antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and genes are moving between farms and human environments through food or water,” she adds. GM feed crops are important for the cattle industry because 80 per

cent of the lifetime of a Canadian beef animal is spent on a foragebased diet and in the feedlot sector feed costs are the largest single variable cost associated with finishing cattle aside from the purchase of a feeder animal, she said. “So any improvement in feed production that enhances productivity through biotechnology can have a very large impact on our industry.” She said corn yields are two to three times higher than barley yields “partly due to the extensive use of biotechnology in corn breeding.” Biotechnology is beginning to

find its way into barley breeding. Accurately identifying cultivars that carry favourable genes for quality and disease-resistant traits has facilitated more expedient variety approval. That allows new varieties to reach the market 20 to 40 per cent faster using biotechnology to support the breeding process. “This is important as lagging barley yields relative to corn has placed the western Canadian feedlot sector in increasing risk of being at a cost disadvantage to the U.S.,” she said. “And, as we know, if we were at a cost disadvantage to the U.S. we’d see more feeder cattle moved across the U.S. border where they would be fed and slaughtered in the U.S. as compared to Canada.” However, GM beef would face strident opposition, she fears. “A small, vocal minority of people will oppose any technology, even those with a demonstrable public benefit,” Brocklebank said. “This is true for GMOs, vaccination, and many other technologies, but reasonable people will accept the informed, expert opinion of impartial scientists.” The federal government could help by enabling its researchers, along with those in provincial organizations, and university institutions to speak publicly about the issue, she said. “The general public gets confused when they currently have to choose from the opinion of a technology advocate or the opinion of industry,” she said. “We feel that encouraging and allowing public scientists to communicate with the media and public on these issues more openly can help.”

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Bale grazing a proven cost-cutting strategy Bale grazing has the potential to reduce overwintering costs and leaves substantial nutrients behind BY JENNIFER PAIGE Staff / Brandon, Man.


ot only can bale grazing reduce costs and time in the tractor, it can also boost forage growth and overall production. Larry Wagner, a cattle producer in western Manitoba, said he has seen success with bale grazing, both in his pastures and his wallet. “Every time you take the tractor out, it is costing you money,” said Wagner, who has been bale grazing for the past nine years. “Prior to BSE, the mentality was to sell the biggest calves in the fall. Now the idea is to produce the cheapest calves you can in the fall, because I’ve got time on my side to grow them out for another year.” Shawn Cabak, a livestock specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, suggests a moderate bale density of 30 to 40 bales per acre, which is consistent with 38-foot spacing in either direction of each bale.

Manitoba producer Larry Wagner discusses his management strategies in a pasture on his operation last summer.   PhotoS: Jennifer Paige

Livestock specialist Shawn Cabak says bale grazing can help reduce overwintering costs.

“Some producers will even use their rotational grazing paddocks that they use in the summertime and place their bales in those paddocks and move the cattle through those paddocks. So, essentially, it is like rotational grazing in the wintertime,” Cabak said.

That way I don’t have to do crossfencing because my paddocks are already set up a certain size,” he said. Producers who are considering bale grazing are usually most concerned with the amount of waste that could occur. “Waste or residue from bale

Wagner doesn’t necessarily worry about bales per acre but rather places enough bales into his paddock to supply the cows with three to four weeks’ worth of feed at a time. “I don’t move them on a daily or every-few-day system, I move them every three or four weeks.

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grazing can vary from 10 to 15 per cent depending on the quality and palatability of the feed. However, those nutrients are going back into the soil and back into the landscape,” Cabak said. Some producers use rings to reduce waste or place the younger calves on a different system. “We just found that the younger calves wasted too much and we didn’t get that same waste with the more mature cows,” said Wagner. “What we do now with the calves is we have feeders. It is still bale grazing, but the feeder slows them down.” He also recommends sorting out some of the smaller and older cows to avoid having issues with competition at the bales.

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So, how many nutrients are really being imported with a bale grazing system? According to Cabak, a substantial amount. “If you are feeding 30 alfalfagrass bales per acre at 1,250 pounds per bale and 14 per cent protein, you are bringing in 714 pounds of nitrogen, 64 pounds of phosphorus, 542 pounds of potassium, per acre,” he said. Cattle will retain 15 to 20 per cent of those nutrients, leaving behind 80 to 85 per cent on the landscape. “Per acre you would be leaving behind 570 pounds of nitrogen, 51 pounds of phosphorus and 434 pounds of potassium,” Cabak said. “We often don’t factor in or figure what the value of those nutrients are when we are bale grazing or feeding on the landscape but those bales at 30 bales an acre, the nutrients that you are bringing in are worth over $500 an acre.” Wagner noticed changes in his pasture from the nutrient importation immediately the following spring. “The first thing in the spring you will see is the urine spots green up and then the manure and bale grazing areas will come in. The grass is a darker green, lusher, and stays lush longer because you have that organic matter that holds the moisture longer.” Wagner bales mixed grass and alfalfa but says every type of bale, whether straw, greenfeed or hay, will work in this system. “Each one of them is going to break down and compost differently. Straw takes longer because it is higher in carbon and needs more nitrogen to break it down, whereas grass hay or hay has a more balanced carbon-nitrogen ratio and will break down faster,” Wagner said. For those who may be interested in incorporating bale grazing into their operations, Wagner recommends finding an area producer who is using similar production methods. “I’d suggest finding yourself a mentor who is doing what you are interested in. When I started I went to grazing club meetings and just tried to connect with different people who were doing different things,” Wagner said. “There will be people telling you that you can do it and people telling you that you can’t do it. So you just need to figure out what will work for you. But, one thing is for sure, if you don’t have to put fuel in the tractor to feed the cows all winter, you will cut costs.”



Got milk? Not so much these days Sales of chocolate milk, yogurt, and cream up, but milk consumption way down Alberta Agriculture and Forestry release


hile fluid milk sales are decreasing in Canada, consumption of cream, flavoured milk, cheese and yogurt is on the rise. “According to Statistics Canada, per capita consumption of fluid milk decreased 21.5 per cent from 1996 to 2015,” said provincial consumer market analyst Jeewani Fernando. “However, flavoured milk and cream consumption has increased significantly during the same period.”

Data for Alberta, however, tells a different story. “While liquid milk consumption fell by about the same percentage (22 per cent), there is no significant growth in chocolate and other flavoured milk. Unlike the Canadian average, cream consumption dropped 5.6 per cent during the 10-year period.” The popularity of specialty coffee shops in Canada is one of the key forces behind the growing per capita consumption of cream. Decline in demand for dairy milk could be attributed to three primary factors: • I ncreasing demand for ‘solid’ options like cheese and yogurt.

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Avian flu quarantine ends for Ontario duck farm A federal quarantine has been lifted for a duck farm near St. Catharines, Ont. where birds were confirmed in July with low-pathogenicity (“low-path”) avian flu. About 14,000 12-week-old ducks on the Niagara-region farm were euthanized and composted after an outbreak of low-path H5N2 avian influenza was confirmed there on July 8. Low-path strains of avian flu aren’t considered as intense for illness in infected animals. However, low-path and high-path strains of H5 and H7 avian flu are all considered “notifiable” in Canada, meaning all cases must be reported to CFIA and are subject to control measures. Trading partners such as the U.S. have previously put limits on imports of poultry and related products due to high-path bird flu outbreaks. Others, however, have been known to set up restrictions over a low-path outbreak, such as the low-path H5N2 cases at a Manitoba turkey farm in 2010. In recent high- and low-path avian flu outbreaks, a threemonth “enhanced” surveillance period has followed depopulation and disinfection at infected sites. If no new avian flu cases appear in the country over the three-month period, Canada may again declare itself free of notifiable avian flu. — Staff

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Which came first? The healthy chicken or the clean egg?

Ontario hogs confirmed with senecavirus U.S. has already rejected several loads of infected hogs, and producers are being urged to report outbreaks immediately

Alberta study sorted through a plethora of egg-cleaning methods to find the best way to reduce bacteria on eggs Alberta Agriculture and Forestry release


leaning eggs is critical in hatcheries in order to minimize bacteria on shells that can affect chicks when they emerge. But there’s more than one way to clean eggs. “Farmers are using many different methods to clean their eggs,” said Brenda Schneider, a poultry research technologist with the province. “Some dust them off, others use an egg-washing machine or another method.” In 2014, Schneider and poultry research scientist Valerie Carney conducted a six-month study and developed recommendations for the best way to clean eggs in a hatching operation. Since then, their recommendations have increasingly become standard practice, allowing producers to increase their hatch rate and reduce the need for antibiotics. They began by sending out a survey to Alberta’s 30 hatching egg producers, with half providing information on how they clean eggs.

Eggs don’t stay this clean in a hatching barn, so it’s important to find an effective way to clean them.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK “Of 15 hatching operations, we found that 11 different methods were being used,” said Carney. An egg has thousands of tiny pores where bacteria can hide, so even when it appears clean, it could still harbour bacteria. A thin cuticle on the shell provides protection for the shell itself and the chick inside. But if the cuticle is compromised, it could expose the chick to bacteria.

To determine which egg-cleaning method worked best, Carney and Schneider visited egg barns, gathered and cleaned eggs using the 11 different methods, and then had them tested for bacteria. Egg-washing machines received top marks. Although costly ($7,000 to $8,000 per machine), the machines use water warmer than 42 C, which was most effective in removing bacteria. The second-most-effective method was Clorox wipes. Considerably cheaper than the eggwashing machine, this method nonetheless did a good job. The active ingredient in the wipes is known to be benign for chicks. Schneider and Carney’s findings have since been incorporated into technical materials published by both the provincial and national organizations that represent hatching egg producers. They’ve also been widely adopted. “One producer told us that washing eggs more effectively had increased his hatch by one per cent,” said Schneider. “That’s quite a difference and this project made that possible.” The project was funded by Growing Forward 2.

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Angus breaks billionpound-a-year mark Setting new sales records has become commonplace as consumers flock to the Angus brand

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A NEW WORLD DEMANDS NEW HOLLAND CR SERIES COMBINES. Independent third-party testing shows how productive and efficient a New Holland CR combine can be. Here’s what New Holland learned: MORE HARVESTING PRODUCTIVITY: 4% more in wheat and 10% more in canola LESS TOTAL FLUID CONSUMPTION: 6% less in both wheat and canola for lower operating costs LESS GRAIN LOSS: 30% lower in wheat and 45% lower in canola means more grain in the bin It all adds up to more profit for you and more money in your pocket. But don’t take our word for it! Get your copy of the independent third-party report today by visiting or your local New Holland dealer.

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Rover will wander no more what’s up thanks to GPS technology BY DIANNE FINSTAD AF contributor


eeping a dog within the confines of your own farm isn’t always easy — but technology is changing that. Rodney and Tanya Hollman, who raise purebred Gelbvieh cattle near Innisfail, recently put an “invisible fence” around their property to keep their ninemonth-old Kangal-cross dog Marleigh from wandering. The couple chose the Invisible Fence Brand from a U.S. firm because it offered a GPS system that eliminates the need to lay an electronic cable. “Our last dog, later in his life, started to wander a bit,” said Rodney Hollman. “We did a lot of online searching for a GPS fence, and this was the only one where you could set boundaries other than a circle.” Keeping a guard dog on the property is especially challenging. “We mainly have coyote pressure here,” said Hollman. “But we noticed even a fox going through the herd when the cows are in protection mode at calving can put them on edge. Having a dog around can help keep them calm.” Marleigh is three-quarters Turkish Kangal (crossed with a Pyrenean mastiff) and her breed doesn’t give up chasing invaders easily. And her size means miles are covered quickly. Surrounded by acreages, the Hollmans were looking for a way to help keep the dog safe at home. Using a satellite view of the farm, they were able to draw boundaries for Marleigh, even keeping her off the end of the lane so she’s not running out to meet arriving trucks and trailers. The basic concept was invented

more than 40 years ago by an electrical engineer in the U.S. Midwest who had his dog run over when it was roaming. Originally, the collar provided a bit of a shock if the animal crossed the buried line. But the technology has advanced, now delivering warning tones (all the way up to an electrical vibration) to discourage a dog from crossing the line. “When we train the dog to know the boundaries, sometimes all that’s needed is the audible sound to get them to turn around and come back,” said Greg Dietz, the Canadian rep for the Invisible Fence Brand. “When I saw the GPS coming, I wanted it right away, especially for southern Alberta, where there are big yards and big dogs, and installing wiring isn’t really practical.” Southern Alberta quickly became the company’s best market, he said. Within a month and a half of getting Industry Canada approval in June 2015, southern Alberta had already passed all other locations for installation of GPS collars. (The company’s base price is $2,500, which covers 10 acres and includes two collars, a collar charger, and on-site training of the dog.) “It’s built for here with our wide-open sky, nothing to interfere with the satellite signals,” said Dietz. “We’re subscribed to 32 satellites.” GPS technology means boundaries on more than one yard can be designated while potentially hazardous locations, such as dugouts, can be blocked out. Boundaries can also be changed seasonally. Marleigh quickly got the hang of the system. During her training period, flags were set up at bound-

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Rodney and Tanya Hollman want to give their dog Marleigh the freedom to roam but still keep her on their farm property.   PHOTO: DIANNE FINSTAD ary lines as a visual cue and gentle correction signals were used if the boundary was crossed. “Once the dogs learn to respect the given boundaries, they never need a correction,” said Dietz. “We’re teaching them how to turn the signal off, so the dog is making its own decision of whether to go or not.”

“It’s neat to see Marleigh’s progression,” added Hollman. “We look at this as a way to protect our investment in the dog. It gives us peace of mind that we can have a working dog, and not have to worry about where she is when we’re not by her side. But it gives her the freedom to be a dog at the same time.”

Turkish Kangals give new meaning to the word ‘dogged’


Marleigh checks out flags set up at boundary lines as a visual cue during her invisible fence training.   PHOTO: DIANNE FINSTAD

odney and Tanya Hollman are sold on the Turkish Kangal breed. Kangals don’t give up on a predator until it’s dead, and can go up to 14 miles chasing an intruder such as a wolf, bear, or, in their native land, jackals. They’ve even been exported to deal with cheetahs and leopards in Africa. But they are also very friendly. “The Kangals are bred to be sociable with people,” said Tanya Hollman. “They’re good with kids, and that’s where other livestock protection dogs sometimes fall short.” Their dog, Marleigh, was born in January, while her mother was guarding cows in a winter feeding program. “She stayed there all winter, so

“The Kangals are bred to be sociable with people.”

was integrated with livestock at an early stage,” she said. “When we first picked her up, she just crawled in the truck, laid down and slept for three hours. She’s been great with our three boys.” A neighbour now has a male dog of the same type, so the Hollmans hope to breed Marleigh and raise pups. — Dianne Finstad

Oct. 25: Environmental Farm Plan Workshop, Wheatland County Office, Strathmore. Contact: Rachel 403-700-7406 Oct. 25: Working Well Workshop, Location TBD, Parkland County (also Oct. 27 in Peers, Nov. 2 in Sylvan Lake, Nov. 3 in Exshaw, Nov. 8 in Strathcona County, and Nov. 10 in Hazel Bluff). Contact: James Leskiw 780-968-8467 Oct. 26: Cowbytes Workshop, Stettler & District Community Adult Learning Council, Stettler. Contact: Eric 780-582-7308 Oct. 26: Agriculture Labour Summit, Pomeroy Inn, Olds College, Olds. Contact: Scott Dundas 403556-4245 Nov. 1: Cow-Calfenomics, Nanton Community Centre, Nanton (also Nov. 2 in Lethbridge, Nov. 3 in Olds, Nov. 8 in Vermilion, and Nov. 9 in Evansburg). Contact: Ag-Info Center 1-800-387-6030 Nov. 1-3: Traceability Symposium 2016, Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary. Contact: CCIA 1-877-909-2333 (press 3) Nov. 9-12: Agri-Trade, Westerner Park, Red Deer. Contact: Show Office 403-755-7124 Nov. 9-13: Farmfair International, Northlands EXPO Centre, Edmonton. Contact: Suzanne Bielert 780-4717300

Association to pay for avalanche training The Alberta Snowmobile Association will pay for 100 of its members to take Avalanche Skills Training (AST) this winter. “In the wake of several seasons of unstable snowpack in the mountains of Alberta and B.C., the need to have proper avalanche education needs to be reinforced with snowmobilers, and anyone heading into steep terrain,” the association said in a release. The association will reimburse the costs for either the AST1 or AST2 course. To be eligible, ASA members must submit (by Jan. 30) a copy of their current membership and a certificate of AST completion from an AST provider recognized by Avalanche Canada. A list of recognized providers and courses can be found at www. — Staff



Trio of builders newest members of hall of fame Alberta Agriculture and Forestry release


r. John Kennelly, Bob Prestage, and Cor Van Raay are the newest inductees in the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. Kennelly was chair of the University of Alberta’s department of agricultural, food and nutritional science and later dean of the faculty of agricultural, life & environmental sciences. One of the dairy industry’s most respected experts, he discovered, documented, and translated into practice critical breakthroughs in nutrition and feeding systems that resulted in major productivity gains. He also taught dairy science and nutrition to thousands of students and built world-renowned research programs from scratch. His achievements include founding the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, doubling the size of the Dairy Research Technology Centre, and leading the establishment of the Agri-Food Discovery Place. Prestage has been dedicated to beef cattle breeding and genetic programs in Alberta for more than 50 years. Early in his career, he

From left to right: Cor Van Raay, Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier, Bob Prestage, and Dr. John Kennelly.   PHOTO: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

developed the progeny test program for beef cattle, significantly improving the genetic pool of the Canadian cattle industry. He founded Wicklow Angus in Camrose and raised the profile of Angus beef in Canada and internationally. Prestage selected, processed and exported thousands of cattle to more than 20 countries,

including marketing the first cattle to Russia to support the Alberta cattle industry’s recovery from BSE. He also supported Alberta breeders in selling cattle around the world by sharing his marketing expertise, hosting numerous international delegations, and judging at international cattle shows. A former reeve of Cam-

rose County, Prestage has made many contributions to youth and community organizations and has received numerous industry and community awards including induction into the Alberta Angus Association Hall of Fame as a Breed Builder. Van Raay helped mould the modern-day feedlot and set the

bar in the Canadian cattle-feeding business. Starting with just 50 head of cattle, his feedlot in Iron Springs grew to be one of the largest in Canada. As an innovator and early adopter of technology, Van Raay implemented best practices and developed new operational efficiencies in large-scale feedlot operations, while focusing on sound environmental stewardship and improved animal-handling techniques. Van Raay’s “bigpicture” thinking and strong work ethic helped launch several successful agribusinesses, including Butte Grain Merchants Ltd., Western Tractor, Van Raay Land Inc., and Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd., which is one of Canada’s largest producers of lamb. His financial contribution launched the Cor Van Raay Southern Alberta Agribusiness Program at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College in 2014. The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta. Since 1951, almost 130 Albertans have been inducted.

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6647 hrs, 4 remotes ......................................................................$69,000 2011 Case IH Sprayer 3330, 100ft, aim, 2 sets tires, dividers, 2001 Case IH 440Q, 5540 hrs, 4hyds .............................................$129,000 autoboom, etc..............................................................................$225,000 1995 NH 9880, 4 Hyds, 5330 hrs, outback gps, 20.8/42 duals .........$80,000 2009 Case IH 4420, 120 ft, Aim, 2 sets tires, viper, 2550 hrs..........$199,000 1995 Case IH 9270, 4970 hrs, STD, 20.8/38 duals, 4 remotes, Guidance ...... 2009 Case IH 4420, Guidance, 120ft, Aim, auto box,2 sets tires, $85,000 2200 hrs......................................................................................$199,000


2003, Brandt,SB4000,90ft,autorate, high clearance .........................$25,000

1995 Tyler Patriot XL, 5147 hrs, 750 gal, 90’ booms, 12.4/38 tires, 2008 Case IH 7010, duals, fine cut chopper, L/A, 1661/1249 hrs ...$185,000 2014 Case IH 3162, 45’, auger, transpeed........................................$89,000 3 way nozzle bodies ......................................................................$39,000 2007 NH CR9070, 900 singles, L/A, 2200/1700hrs ........................$139,000 2012 Macdon FD70, 45ft, auger, transport, JD Adapter ....................$69,000 1994 Tyler Patriot XL, 75ft, 5500 hrs, ex steer/500...........................$39,000 2007 NH CR9070, L/A, 1768/1430 hrs ...........................................$199,000 2011 Case IH 2152, 40ft,SKD,auger,transport, AFX adapter, .............$65,000 2006 NH CR960, 2300/1900 hrs, 800 singles, work done in 2015 .$119,000 2010 Case IH 2152, 45 ft, auger, transport, aft & adapter .................$59,000


2006 Case IH 8010, 2500hrs, hopper top, singles ..........................$159,000 2009 NH 94C-36, 36ft PU reel, transport, cr adapter ........................$49,000 2011 Case IH PH800, 60on10, DS, VR, TBT 2010 3430 .................$200,000 2004 Case IH 8010, 2006 2016, L/A, singles, 2663/1968 hrs.........$169,000 2008 MacDon D60, 40 ft, adapter, auger, trans ................................$49,000 2009 Morris Contour, 60’, 10”, TBT, new book/knives ....................$129,000 2005 NH 94C-30, 30 ft hyd fore/aft.,trans, gauge wheels ................$39,500 2004 Case IH 2388, AFX rotor, chopper, AFS, 2357/2028 hrs., 2009 Morris Contour, 71 ft, 12”, 2011 8370 TBT, L/A, 2015 swathmaster PU ............................................................$99,000 3 tank, NH3 kit, blockage .............................................................$169,000


1999 Case IH 2388, hopper top,4100/2876 hrs, 1015 PU header, L/A ........... 2007 Highline 800, left hand discharg..............................................$13,900 2007 Seedhawk SH60-10, 60’, 10”, NH3 kit, TBT 3380 tank, V/R ...$129,000 $89,000 1997 Bourgault 4300 Tank, DS ........................................................$35,000 1986 Case IH, 1680, 4200 hrs, PU header ........................................$22,900



2004 New Holland BR780, standard pickup, 540 pto, 4 new belt with it, auto wrapped ................................................................................$16,900

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2011 MF 9430, 36’, PU Reel, 530 hrs, header transport ...................$95,000 2009 Challenger SP115C, 30ft, PU reel, 2260hrs .............................$65,000

USED 4WD TRACTORS 2014 Case IH 600, loaded, 920 hrs ................................................$439,000 2005 Buhler 2145, loader/grapple, 2WD, 20.8/42 tires,

2010 Degelman strawmaster, 82’, hyd adjust, 24” tine ....................$43,000

USED DISCS 2010 Lemken, Rubin 12S/1200,40ft new blades............................$120,000


1994 Degelman, 70ft, mechanical adjust, one yr old tines ................$21,000 2016 Unverferth 1050, tarp, scale ....................................................$71,500



2013 Case SV250, cab/AC,heat, radio, 2 spd, 2775 hrs, new tires, 2012 Case IH 3330, 100ft, Aim, 2 sets tires, autoboom, accuboom, 1300 hrs......................................................................................$269,000 hyd coupler, H controls ..................................................................$35,000 * See Dealer for Details, Restrictions May Apply.




Global organic needs to move beyond one per cent ‘Organic 3.0’ calls for wider uptake of organic farming systems through innovation, inclusion and collaboration BY LORRAINE STEVENSON Staff/Longueuil, Que.

Two new Can Am Defender Max models offer seating for up to six adults.   Photo: BRP

Can Am debuts more Defenders BRP adds two additional Defender Max models to its UTV line BY SCOTT GARVEY Staff


n late March BRP, the company behind the Can Am line of products, announced it has expanded its line of Defender Max UTVs for 2017 with the addition of two new machines, bringing the total number of Max models to four. The company says the Defender Max UTVs are “pickup truck inspired” and will now offer seating for up to six adults. “We made a commitment last fall to vastly broaden our Can Am side-by-side portfolio with the introduction of a new vehicle every six months for the next four years,” said Anne Bélec, SVP global brand, communications at BRP. “The release of this second Can Am Defender family of vehicles is a direct result of that promise. The Defender Max vehicle meets the very specific demands of global tradesmen, hunters and farmers.” Just like the previously released

two-seater Defender Max versions, these two new machines offer a choice between two V-twin 50- or 72-horsepower Rotax engines. But they expand the available seating capacity with the addition of a rear bench seat. The rear cargo bed is rated for a 1,700-pound (793-kilogram) payload. And to help prevent damage, the tailgate has a 250-pound (113-kilogram) weight capacity. The box gets integrated anchors and tie-down points along with multiple recesses, such as a set built specifically to hold five-gallon (19-litre) buckets in place. On-board storage can be further expanded with folding front and rear passenger seats and a removable tool box. And for that little extra touch, the fold-down armrests up front come equipped with cup holders. All Defenders have a recommended 3,000-kilometre or 200 hour service interval period.

Trait Stewardship Responsibilities Notice to Farmers Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. These products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from these products can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for these products. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Excellence Through Stewardship. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Agricultural herbicides containing glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate, and those containing dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Contact your Monsanto dealer or call the Monsanto technical support line at 1-800-667-4944 for recommended Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System weed control programs. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for canola contains the active ingredients difenoconazole, metalaxyl (M and S isomers), fludioxonil and thiamethoxam. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for canola plus Vibrance® is a combination of two separate individually-registered products, which together contain the active ingredients difenoconazole, metalaxyl (M and S isomers), fludioxonil, thiamethoxam, and sedaxane. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for corn (fungicides and insecticide) is a combination of four separate individually-registered products, which together contain the active ingredients metalaxyl, trifloxystrobin, ipconazole, and clothianidin. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for corn (fungicides only) is a combination of three separate individually-registered products, which together contain the active ingredients metalaxyl, trifloxystrobin and ipconazole. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for corn with Poncho®/VoTivo™ (fungicides, insecticide and nematicide) is a combination of five separate individually-registered products, which together contain the active ingredients metalaxyl, trifloxystrobin, ipconazole, clothianidin and Bacillus firmus strain I-1582. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for soybeans (fungicides and insecticide) is a combination of four separate individually registered products, which together contain the active ingredients fluxapyroxad, pyraclostrobin, metalaxyl and imidacloprid. Acceleron® seed applied solutions for soybeans (fungicides only) is a combination of three separate individually registered products, which together contain the active ingredients fluxapyroxad, pyraclostrobin and metalaxyl. Acceleron®, Cell-Tech™, DEKALB and Design®, DEKALB®, Genuity and Design®, Genuity®, JumpStart®, Optimize®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup Transorb®, Roundup WeatherMAX®, Roundup Xtend™, Roundup®, SmartStax®, TagTeam®, Transorb®, VaporGrip®, VT Double PRO®, VT Triple PRO® and XtendiMax® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Used under license. Fortenza® and Vibrance® are registered trademarks of a Syngenta group company. LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer. Used under license. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Used under license. Poncho® and Votivo™ are trademarks of Bayer. Used under license. ©2016 Monsanto Canada Inc.


he organic movement is now a century old, and while it’s widely recognized, very few farmers have actually adopted the practice. That raised questions about what needs to change, said a speaker at the recent Canadian Organic Science Conference. “We are successful... but in a niche,” said Markus Arbenz, executive director of IFOAM — Organics International. “Being one per cent of agriculture and saying this is relevant to address global challenges... maybe that’s a question mark.” Global markets are expanding rapidly, yet certified organic agriculture still represents less than one per cent of all agricultural land and food markets worldwide and conversion rates among farmers worldwide remain very low, Arbenz told research scientists and industry representatives at the conference here last month. As head of an organization with 800 members in 120 countries, Arbenz visited from Germany last month to speak about a widely circulating document called “Organic 3.0.” It lays out not just the challenges facing global organic agriculture, but a vision and strategy to address them. He said Organic 3.0 is a third and visionary phase for the movement, with 1.0 representing its earliest beginnings a century ago and 2.0 being its present state. The 2.0 phase has inspired a global movement, setting rules, regulations and standards defining minimum requirements for production systems, and fostered massive market development, Arbenz said. The problem now is that relatively few farmers, including the smallholders and peasant farmers who play a critical role feeding local populations, are making the switch to organic. “Markets are developing more dynamically than what we see in production development. The step for farmers is a much bigger one than for consumers,” Arbenz said.

Standards a constraint

This present state of organic has also seen vast amounts of time and energy devoted to the development of highly detailed standards and third-party certification, he said. But this focus on standards has had the effect of constraining the organic movement, excluding farmers who do farm organically but aren’t certified, including smallholder and peasant farmers. It has also limited organic’s ability to align with other value chain systems which embrace similar principles and values. Another major issue is the wider

Markus Arbenz says consumers should understand organic’s ecosystem and social benefits, not just its absence of pesticides or GMOs.   PHOTO: LORRAINE STEVENSON

“I think we have in our DNA to be a protest movement.” Markus Arbenz

agricultural sector’s low recognition of the science behind organic farming, Arbenz said. “Organic is system based, and based on science,” he said. “But unfortunately people think organic agriculture is a farming system that refuses to take up new technologies, a system for people who want to farm like our ancestors did.” As a future strategy for the global sector, Organic 3.0 aims to position organic agriculture in such a way that it would be viewed as modern, innovative, and outcome based. This would shift the focus in marked ways. Innovation would begin to dominate the sector instead of its current focus on standards, Arbenz said. “Right now we talk about details and we argue about standards. It’s where we put a lot of our energy,” he said. “I’m not saying this is not necessary in the future. We will still need people to do that. But we need the overall energy of the movement to think about the objective, and see what kind of innovation we’ll need that moves us forward.”

The next phase

Arbenz said organic’s next phase would also be about upscaling through increasing adoption of organic principles in mainstream agriculture. It would also be about linking with other sustainability initiatives that share organic prin-

ciples such as agro-ecology, and fair trade, community-supported and urban agriculture programs. “I think we have in our DNA to be a protest movement,” he said. “At the moment we are pretending to be alone sometimes. In reality, there are many other initiatives… developing agriculture in other directions to improve agriculture. We should not see (conventional agriculture) as a competitor, as greenwashers, but as allies.” This new vision for organic agriculture also calls for creating tools for true cost accounting and pricing mechanisms that reward farmers whose practices provide ecosystem services, Arbenz said. “Those who create ecosystem benefits should benefit from subsidy policies, and not be punished by, for example, fertilizer subsidies or fuel subsidies which are now common around the world.”

Not just pesticide free

Many now asked what organic means will reply that it’s about an absence of pesticides or GMOs. Organic 3.0 also wants to see consumers better understand the true value of organic agriculture for its ecosystem and social benefits, not merely defining it as products for a lifestyle choice. Organic 3.0 is ultimately about to take organic out of its current niche and into the mainstream so that it can have real impact and ultimately be part of the solution for the world’s most pressing problems, Arbenz said. Organic 3.0: For Truly Sustainable Farming and Consumption was launched in 2015 as a discussion paper at the ISOFAR International Organic Expo. To learn more: http://www.




The ‘scoop’ on 2017 Silverado HDs GM lets trucks with Duramax diesels breathe easier BY SCOTT GARVEY Staff


ost auto enthusiasts will know what ram-air (or cowl induction) hood scoops are all about. They started to appear on muscle cars of many brands during the 1970s. They force cooler air into engines, and they just looked really good on all those classic cars. Now, GM is taking a page out of the history book, using ram-air hood scoops to force a lot of cool air down the throat of Duramax diesels in its 2017 Silverado HD line of pickups. While the hood scoops add a dramatic new look to the Silverado’s appearance, the real reason they’re there is to help the Duramax engines breathe easier and deliver peak performance under difficult driving conditions, according to the company. “While developing this all-new induction system, we considered our customers towing a maximum-weight trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a hot, rainy summer day,” said Eric Stanczak, GM’s chief engineer for the Silverado HD truck line, in a press release. In case you’ve never heard of it, the Eisenhower Tunnel has an elevation of 11,000 feet, making it one of the highest roadways in North America. As you’d expect, the reduced oxygen at that elevation dramatically affects engine performance. So ram air would certainly help vehicles navigating that route. Sixty per cent of the air going into Duramax diesels on the 2017 models flows through the hood scoop, so it’s cooler, and therefore denser, than air coming through the hot engine compartment. There is also that ram-air effect at highway speed that forces more of it through the intake manifold, a little like a supercharger or turbocharger would. The hood scoop air mixes with a second airflow from another intake at one of the front fenders before going into the engine. But airflow through the hood scoop needs to be not only cooler and denser for a performance boost, it also has to be dry. To keep moisture out of the airflow during rain, the hood scoop includes an air-water separator. The air charge enters an expansion chamber which makes a 180-degree turn before getting to the air filter housing. That creates a velocity change that causes humidity or mist to form larger, heavier droplets that are flung centrifugally against the outside wall of the housing. The collected water drains through a valve, while the air charge continues on to the filter housing and into the engine. GM says it has done extensive testing on the design to ensure the water separation system is foolproof. Surprisingly, the testing revealed torrential downpours aren’t necessarily the biggest problem, according to Kevin Dunn, global vehicle performance for splash engineering. “Big, heavy raindrops from a thunderstorm are relatively easy

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Round up the cash! Advertise your unwanted REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’, equipment in the Alberta Farmer Express $2000; 160x60x14’, $2950; 180x60x14’, 2004 NH 200B grader and 760 Champion classifieds. $3450; 200x60x14’, $3950; Larger sizes grader. Both good condition. Call available. Travel incl. in Sask. Gov’t grants 306-236-8023, Goodsoil, SK. available. 306-222-8054, Saskatoon, SK. 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.

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BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective way to clear land. Four season service, competitive rates, 275 HP unit, also avail. trackhoe with thumb, multiple bucket atFARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. tachments. Bury rock and brush piles and Management Group for all your borrowing fence line clearing. Borysiuk Contracting and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, Inc., Prince Albert, SK., HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 Regina, SK. 306-960-3804. yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, custom conversions available. Looking for payloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd., vertical beater spreaders. Phone 306-231-7318, 306-682-4520 Muenster SK FARM CHEMICAL/ SEED COMPLAINTS 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, We also specialize in: agricultural com80, and 435, 4 to 30 yd. available. Rebuilt plaints of any nature; Crop ins. appeals; for years of trouble-free service. Lever Spray drift; Chemical failure; Residual herHoldings Inc. 306-682-3332 Muenster, SK. bicide; Custom operator issues; Equip. malfunction. Ph. Back-Track Investigations 19.5L-24 TOP TRUST new industrial 1-866-882-4779 for assistance and tires, 12 ply, tubeless, $599. compensation. 1-888-278-4905. 2011 JD 323D MULTI-TERRAIN track skidsteer, 69 HP, 1468 hours, 2 spd., aux. hyds., 76” bucket, nice cab, $34,800. 1-888-278-4905. LANDMASTER DOZER- LEASE TO OWN Zero Down, Semi-annual Payments, Lease Term Of Up To 72 Months. PD14, $35,500; CUSTOM COMBINING: GLEANER R72, 36’ PD18, $39,500. Sask.- Neil, 306-231-8300, MacDon header and tandem truck. Moose Alta.- Gord, 780-913-7353. Jaw/Davidson, SK area. Ph 306-693-9847. KELLO DISC BLADES and bearings: 22” to 42” notched. Parts: oilbath and greaseable bearings to service all makes of heavy construction discs. Call: 1-888-500-2646, Red WILL CUSTOM FEED yearlings or cows. up Deer, AB. to 1000 head. Ph/text for rates. Irma, AB., RECLAMATION CONTRACTORS: Bigham 780-842-9623. Email: 3 and 4 leg mechanical trip 3 pt. hitch Paratills in stock; parts for Bigham and Tye Paratills. Call Kelloughs: 1-888-500-2646. LARRY’S EQUIPMENT HAULING: Farm machinery and equipment. Serving Western Canada. Call 780-720-4304. EQUIPMENT TOWING/ HAULING. Reasonable rates. Contact G H Wells Services and Trucking, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK.

1997 SELLICK SD60 rough terrain forklift, 6000 lbs, 4 WD, cab, diesel, $16,900. 1-888-278-4905. 13.00x-24 TOP TRUST New industrial tires, 16 ply, tubeless, $436. 1-888-278-4905. 15 HEAVY LO-BEDS, $11,000-$70,000. Pictures and prices at 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK.

ATTACHMENTS PARTS COMPONENTS for construction equipment. Attachments for dozers, excavators and wheel loaders. Used, Re-built, Surplus and New equipment parts and major components. Call 2004 CAT D7R-XR, Series II, full canopy, Western Heavy Equipment 306-981-3475, heated/AC cab, hyd. angle dozer, ripper, Prince Albert, SK. $110,000. 780-983-0936, Calgary, AB. CAT D7E, 13’ tilt and angle blade, ROP’s, 2010 CAT 938H wheel loader, 5900 hours, full bush guards, 50% UC, starts and runs excellent cond., $104,000. 780-983-0936, great. Winch with arch for logging. Asking $30,000. Call 306-629-3752, Morse, SK. Calgary, AB. KOMATSU CRAWLER D85, full canopy and 2004 JD 270 LC excavator, 2 buckets, 1 sweeps, hydraulic angle, winch, LGP, 48” dirt and 1 60” rake, low hrs., exc. cond, $75,000. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK $38,500. Call 780-307-1120, Clyde, AB.

ANDRES TRUCKING. Ag & heavy equip., bins, livestock, towing. Canada/USA. KOMATSU CRAWLER TRACTORS: D65, Call/text 306-736-3454, SouthEast, SK. D85, 155 w/hyd. angle dozers, sweeps, and guarded. 780-307-1120, Clyde, AB. LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom hay hauling. Call 306-567-7100, Imperial, DOZER BLADE TO fit D7 Caterpillar, $1000 OBO. Call 250-847-0783, Nipawin, SK. SK.

SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS: Buckets, rock buckets, grapples, weld-on plates, hyd. augers, brush cutters and more large stock. Top quality equipment, quality welding and sales. Call Darcy at 306-731-3009, 306-731-8195, Craven, SK.

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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. HOUGH 65 PAYLOADER, works well, $10,000; 1992 Champion grader 740, very good condition, $22,500; Fiat Allis grader, 165 HP, new tires, works well, $12,500. Call 306-696-6666, Broadview, SK.

FALL SPECIAL on all post or stud frame farm buildings. Choose: sliding doors, overhead doors, or bi-fold doors. NewTech Construction Ltd. call 306-220-2749, Hague, SK. STEEL CLADDING SALE: New Grade A 29 gauge white-white metal cladding 3/4” high rib cut to your length for only .75¢/sq.ft. All accessories, fasteners and flashings are available. Call Prairie Steel in Clavet, SK., 1-888-398-7150, or email

PORTABLE GRAIN RINGS made of steel. New 20 gauge wide-corr steel sheets 48”H. Sizes from 3650 bu., $2072 to 83,000 bu., $11,447 including hardware. All sizes in stock. All rings 4’H. Best quality available. Canadian made quality silver cone shaped tarps avail. for all sizes. All tarps in stock. Complete packages include freight to any major point in Western Canada. Overnight delivery to most major points in Western Canada. Willwood Industries toll free 1-866-781-9560, fax 306-781-0108. For all pricing, details, pictures visit our website:

Looking for a hand around the farm? Place a help wanted ad in the classifieds. Call 1-800665-1362. 20’ AND 40’ SEA CONTAINERS, for sale in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 100’x200’x22’ Steel Farm Building. Ready 1-866-517-8335. for set-up on your farm today. Foundation specs can be supplied. Includes 26 gauge ext. sheeting and trims, $153,900 plus BOND SEA CONTAINERS. New, used and tax. Add doors and insulation as needed. modified sea containers. All sizes avail. Buy, rent or lease. Call Bond today 2002 KOMATSU WA380-3L WHEEL loader, Other sizes available. 1-888-398-7150 or 306-373-2236, or visit low hrs., 4 yd. bucket, 23.5x25- 90%, exc. email cond., $73,000. 306-921-7583 Melfort, SK. AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. the customer that prefers quality. ATTACHMENTS: Skidsteer brush cutters, For forks, buckets, augers, brooms. Conquest 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK. Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. CAT 631B MOTOR scraper 31 yd. capacity, runs good, $18,500. Call Larry at CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now available. Call Bill, 780-986-5548, Leduc, MAGNUM 8.0 KW light tower generator, AB. Kubota diesel, $4400. Call Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 8 HYDRAULIC BIN JACKS, “Bainter Style”, c/w Honda 5.5 HP hyd. powerplant, jacks used once, like new, $17,500. Call BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new 780-208-8880, Vegreville, AB. and used sea containers, all sizes. (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS 306-220-1278, Saskatoon and Regina, SK. 5 YARD PULL SCRAPER, good condition, BROCK and accessories available at Rosler Connew blade, fresh paint, $5000. Call struction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and 306-335-2777, Lemberg, SK. modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stock- and Saskatoon, SK. ing dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid 306-933-0436. Openers, 18” to 39”. Rosler Construction USED, REBUILT or NEW engines. Spe- 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. 20’ and 40’ SHIPPING CONTAINERS, cializing in Cummins, have all makes, large storage trailers. Large Sask. inventory. inventory of parts, re-powering is our spe- CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, all types and Phone 1-800-843-3984 or 306-781-2600. cialty. 1-877-557-3797, Ponoka, AB. up to 22’ diameter. 10% spring discount. Accurate estimates. Sheldon’s Hauling, DIESEL ENGINES, OVERHAUL kits and 306-961-9699, Prince Albert, SK. parts for most makes. Cat, CIH, Cummins, Detroit, Mack. M&M Equipment Ltd., Parts 2- 3300 BU., 2- 2000 bu., 3- 1650 bu. bins, and Service phone: 306-543-8377, fax: $1.10/bu. Will sell separate. Floors fairly 306-543-2111, Regina, SK. good. Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. 290 CUMMINS, 350 Detroit, 671 Detroit, HOPPER BOTTOM CONES: We make Series 60 cores. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK cones and steel floors for all makes of bins. Call Middle Lake Steel 306-367-4306 WANTED DIESEL CORES: ISX and N14 or 306-367-2408, Middle Lake, SK. Visit us Cummins, C15 Cats, Detroits Ddec 3, 4, on-line at: DD15. Can-Am Truck 1-800-938-3323. 2015 CIM BIN Cranes (Westeel design), 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines 8000 lb. capacity. For factory direct pricing HORNOI LEASING NEW and used 20’ and and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, and options call 306-682-2505, Humboldt, 40’ sea cans for sale or rent. Call SK. or 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. 306-757-2828, Regina, SK. 2015 CIM BIN TRANSPORT TRAILER 17,000 lb. cap., 32’ bed accommodates up to 21’ dia. bin. For factory direct pricing and options call 306-682-2505, Humboldt, SK. or

SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, Saskatoon, SK.

BIN MOVING, all sizes up to 19’ diameter, CONTAINERS FOR SALE OR RENT: All w/wo floors; Also move liquid fert. tanks. sizes. Now in stock: 50 used, 53’ steel and insulated SS. 306-861-1102, Radville, SK. 306-629-3324, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK.

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DIAMOND CANVAS SHELTERS, sizes ranging from 15’ wide to 120’ wide, any length. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. STRAIGHT WALL BUILDING packages or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website:

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HEATERS FOR AERATION fans, electric and propane; Also 5 HP and 7 HP fans. Call 780-679-8018, Camrose, AB. AERATION HALF ROUND 18” ducting, 4 sets available. 780-679-7795, Camrose, AB KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call 306-868-2199 or cell 306-868-7738. KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD/ OPI STORMAX. For sales and service east central SK. and MB., call Gerald Shymko, Calder, SK., 306-742-4445 or toll free 1-888-674-5346.

BATCO CONVEYORS, new and used, grain augers and SP kits. Delivery and leasing available. 1-866-746-2666. NEW BATCO 1545FL field loader with mover w/EFI Kohler engine. Reg. $29,000, Cash $23,000. Only 1 left; One used 2013 1545FL Batco, exc. cond., $17,000 cash. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” end units available; Transfer conveyors and bag conveyors or will custom build. Call for prices. Master Industries Inc. Phone 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK.

2015 VALMAR 7600 66’ boom, PTO fan dr., var. rate JD control, secondary mech. metering, large floatation tires, 3 mtd. cameras, $75,000. Luseland, SK, 306-372-4521. MERIDIAN 300 TON SS liquid fertilizer tank, two 3” SS valves, like new. 306-921-6697, 306-921-8498, Melfort, SK.

SPECIAL! 2009 AG-CHEM 8204, 2-bin with chemical bin, 4570 hrs, reduced to $79,000. 4WD 2008 Ag-Chem 8244, airflow bed, 70’ booms, $69,500. 2006 AgChem 8204, 2-bin, $66,000. USD prices. 406-466-5356. Choteau, MT. View website

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.

1990 JD 9500, 4100 engine hrs., 912 PU header, many new parts, harvest ready, $27,500 OBO; JD 930 rigid header with hyd. adjustable reel, good condition, $5000 OBO. 306-946-7928, Watrous, SK.

MERIDIAN AUGERS IN STOCK: swings, truck loading, Meridian SP movers. Call 8 AND 14 BALE WAGONS in stock, Morris Hoffart Services Inc., Odessa, SK., and Inland. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 306-957-2033.

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.

JD 8820 TITAN II combine with pickup and hopper extension. 306-283-4747, 306-220-0429, Langham, SK.

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:

NEW 2016 ARMSTRONG 750 bu. 4 wheel, $28,900. New 2016 Armstrong 750 bu., on tracks, $38,900. Both available with PTO or 2011 4520 1-bin, 70’ booms, $145,000; 2- hydraulic drive. K&L Equipment and 2010 Case 4520’s, 70’ booms: 3-bin, 3100 Auto, Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK. hrs., $168,000; SPECIAL- 2010 Case 4520, 1-bin, 5100 hrs., $98,500; 22007 Case 4520s, 3-bin, 70’ booms, 3300 hrs., AutoSteer, $144,000 and $114,000; 2006 Case 4510, AutoSteer, FlexAir 70’ CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to booms, 7400 hrs., $77,000; 2005 Case mustard. Cert. organic and conventional. 4520 w/70’ FlexAir, 4000 hrs., $78,000; 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. 2004 Case 4010, 80’ SPRAYER, 7000 hrs., $68,000; 2- 2004 Loral AirMax 1000s, 70’ 2 MONOCHROMATIC COLOUR Sorters. booms, immaculate, $76,000 and $93,000; Ideal for removing Ergot from cereal 2006 2-bin AgChem, 70’ booms, $58,000; grains. Each machine mounted in an insu2002 KBH Semi tender, self-contained, lated container, c/w air compressor and $32,000; 2009 and 2012 Merritt semi belt wiring. Satake AlphaScan II, Hi Flow 160. tender, self contained, $29,500 and Machine #2- Delta I-IC/CCD-5. Both ma$42,000; 2- 24 ton Wilmar tender beds, chines capacity- 500-700 bu./hr. Lars $17,500 ea; 2012 Wilmar Rangler 4560, 306-937-2575, 306-441-0242 BattlefordSK 780 hrs., $28,500; 2009 Rangler, 2400 hrs, $23,500; 1974 10,000 gal. NH3 transport, DUAL SCREEN ROTARY grain cleaners, $38,500; 1- 1800 gal. NH3 holding tank, great for pulse crops, best selection in $34,500. USD prices. 406-466-5356, Cho- Western Canada. 306-946-7923, Young SK teau, MT.

WANTED: CONVEYOR w/MOVER, 15”x75’, gas engine preferred, new or used. Call Trent 403-934-8765 or Don 403-901-5427, Standard, AB.

1974 MISSISSIPPI, 10,000 gal., NH3 transport, 265 PSI, $38,500; Beard, 10,000 gal., single axle, field storage, 265 PSI, $28,500; 18,000 gal. NH3 holding tank, $34,500. USD prices. 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT.

USED AUGERS: R10-41 Wheatheart 38HP 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.

ATTACHMENT FOR GRAIN VACS: To empty plastic grain bags. Blueprints available to build your own, or we’ll build for you. Guaranteed to work. John Ilchuk REMOTE CONTROL SWING AUGER 250-878-1705, Kelowna, BC. movers, trailer chute openers, endgate and hoist systems, wireless full bin alarms, CONVEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accesswing belt movers, wireless TractorCams, sories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. motorized utility carts. All shipped directly to you. Safety, convenience, reliability. Kramble Industries at 306-933-2655, REM 2700, very good condition, $15,000 Saskatoon, SK. or OBO. Call 306-441-4930, Delmas, SK. AUGERS: NEW and USED: Wheatheart, Westfield, Westeel augers; Auger SP kits; Batco conveyors; Wheatheart post pounders. Good prices, leasing available. Call 2012 MASSEY FERGUSON (Hesston) 1-866-746-2666. 2856A round baler, shedded, 8100 bales, NEW MERIDIAN AUGERS with motor, retiring, $27,000. 403-599-3790, Milo, AB. clutch, reversing gearbox and lights. HD8-39, $15,350; HD8-59, $17,250; WANTED: JD 7810 c/w FEL & 3-PTH; SP TL10-39 (2 only!), $16,500; HD10-59, or PTO bale wagon; JD or IHC end wheel drills. Small square baler. 403-394-4401. $18,995. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK.

VERMEER 605M ROUND baler, monitor, kicker, new pickup, good cond, field ready, 2000 CASE/IH 2388 w/1015 header, $65,000; 2004 2388 w/2015 PU header, $13,000. 306-335-7875, Lemberg, SK. $115,000; 2006 2388 w/2015 PU header, $130,000; 2009 7088 w/2016 PU header, $180,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 2013 JD W150, with 435D header, 650/500 hrs., double knife and double reel, shedded, $132,000. Consider trades. 780-679-7795, Camrose, AB. CAT COMBINE PARTS salvaging 670, 590, 580R, 485, 480, 470, 460R. New addiMF 9420 SP, 30’, 989 hrs., UII PU reels, tions regularly. Call 1-888-278-4905. $55,000; JD 590 PT, 30’, batt reels, exc. condition, $4500. Both shedded, field ready. Retired. 306-493-7871, Harris, SK.

NEW 2014 MD PW7 w/16’ Swathmaster to fit JD STS/S series, $24,900. 1-888-278-4905. 2008 9770 STS, dual wheels w/2010 615 PU header, $195,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 1999 9610, new rub bars, concaves, walkers and bearings. Chopper recently balanced, Rake-Up PU, field ready, Reduced! $65,000 OBO. 306-452-3878, Redvers, SK. 2000 JOHN DEERE 9650, duals, fine cut chopper, long auger, shedded, $40,000. Call 306-524-4960, Semans, SK.

2008 MF 9895, duals, MAV, PU header, PICKUP REEL PARTS WAREHOUSE: 1900 hrs., AutoSteer, just gone through MacDon, UII, JD, Hart Carter, CNH, AGCO. 2009 NH 9070, 1793/1474 hrs, Intelli- shop, shedded, 0% OAC, $159,000. CamWe distribute parts for all PU reels. Call View II display, Y&M, remote sieve adjust, Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. elec. stonetrap, duals, diff. lock, long au1-888-278-4905. ger, PSD, deluxe chopper, chaff spreader, c/w 76-C 14’ Swathmaster PU plus 2003 2011 CASE/IH 1203 30’ SP, pickup reel NH 94-C 36’ draper header, fore/aft, split and transport, $77,000; 2002 Westward PU reel, single knife drive, gauge wheels, 9250 30’ SP, pickup reel, $40,000. A.E. transport, all stored inside, $210,000 OB0. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Call 780-608-9290, Strome, AB. Storthoaks, SK. 2006 HONEYBEE SP36, 36’, JD adapter, dbl. knife, split reel, hyd. F&A, transport, Stk: 018675, $32,500. 1-800-219-8867, GLEANER/AGCO 30’ rigid header, low Prince Albert. 25’ UII PU REEL; 21’ Hart Cart PU reel; all block, fits N and R, c/w header transport, 2004 HONEYBEE SP36, 36’, UII PU reel, A-1. Grain trucks, IHC forklift, swath roller, $3900 OBO. 306-693-9847, Moose Jaw, SK cross auger, transport, AFX adapter, Stk: Ford Major diesel loader and blade. Call 306-236-8023, Goodsoil, SK. NOW SALVAGING GLEANER S77, low 021798, $25,000. 1-888-576-5561, Swift hrs., duals, cab, tons of good parts. Call us! Current, SK. TRAILTECH FULL carry swather transport, 1-888-278-4905. 2009 CASE/IH 2020, 35’, AFX adapter, tandem, 1400O GVW, lights, brakes, c/w double knife drive, AWS air reel, Stk: all transporting hardware, $12,000. 019849, $29,500. 1-888-576-5561, Swift 306-466-7744, Leask, SK. Current, SK. 2010 9870 STS and 40’ FD70 MacDon, 1360 sep. hrs., 1890 eng. hrs., auger ext., 2009 CASE/IH 2152, 40’, single knife, AFX Stk: 021954, $34,000. AutoTrac with receiver and 2630 display, adapter, 1-800-219-8867, Swift Current, SK. NH 1033 BALE wagon; Massey 124 baler; Michel’s hopper cover, thorough annual Wheel rake; McKee forage Harvester; Bale maintenance history with receipts, Y&M, spear; 36’ PT swather. 306-283-4747, always shedded, dual knife drive on head- 2010 NEW HOLLAND 94C, 36’, AFX adapter, pea auger, $249,000. Will sell separ- er, double knife, cross auger, Stk: 020673, 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. ately. 306-472-7704, Lafleche, SK. $30,000. 1-800-219-8867, Swift Current, SK. WANTED: 1988 JOHN DEERE 8820 combine. Good and clean. Call 780-672-3755, 2004 MACDON 974, 36’, single knife, sinCamrose, AB. gle reel, transport, gauge wheels, Stk: 018902, $31,500. 1-800-219-8867, Melfort, SK. 2010 CASE/IH 7120, 2016 PU header, long auger, always shedded, field ready, 2- JD 7721 TITAN II PT combines, field 1167 hrs., exc. cond., $165,000 OBO. Call ready, vg, $4000 ea. located at Findlater, Jim at 403-575-0069, Coronation, AB. SK. Call 403-871-2441 or 928-503-5344.

2014 MACDON D65, 40’, stabilizer wheels, AFX adapter, transport, single knife, Stk: 018789, $65,000. 1-888-576-5561, Swift Current, SK.

1996 2188, 1015 PU, 30’ auger header, 2008 JD 9870, c/w 615 PU, 4255/2470 2800 sep./3287 eng. hrs, exc cond, always hrs., shedded, $135,000. 780-679-7795, shedded. Will trade for bred bison. Camrose, AB. 780-888-2245, 780-888-1217, Hardisty AB 2012 JD S690, 2630 Display, 615P 15’ 1994 1688, 4300 eng. hrs., newer sieves, header, long auger, integrated chopper rails, feeder house, and bushings, $20,000 and chaff spreader. Discounted fall pricing! OBO. 306-220-1533, Saskatoon, SK. 306-441-6279, 306-397-2511, Vawn, SK.

2011 CASE/IH 3020, 35’, single knife, Crary air reel, Stk: 017943, $33,750. 1-888-576-5561, Swift Current, SK.

2014 MACDON FD75, 45’, upper cross auger, slow speed transport, AFX adapter, Stk: 018099, $98,500. 1-888-576-5561, Swift Current.







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2008 JD 3975 c/w PU header, kernel processor, 40” vert. ext. Just through shop RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most in excellent shape w/new knives and shear makes and sizes; also header transports. bar! $17,900. Call Jordan 403-627-9300, Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK Pincher Creek, AB. MACDON CA20/CA25 and HONEYBEE flex or rigid adapters and completion kits, plenty in stock. We want your trade! 1-888-278-4905. 2013 IH 2152 40’ rigid, DKD, header tilt, AHHC, w/CA25 adapter, CNH/JD/Lexion kits available, $49,800. 1-888-278-4905. 2004 CASE 1020 FLEX header, 25’, $4500. Call 306-567-3128, Bladworth, SK. 2002 42’ SP42 HoneyBee, pea auger, transport, Cat adapter, $25,000; Used JD adapter plate for newer MacDon headers, $1400. Call A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, Storthoaks, SK., 306-449-2255. 2000 36’ 1042 Case/IH w/Case adapter, $18,000; 2008 36’ SP36 HoneyBee, transport, pea auger, 7120 or 8120 Case adapter, $37,000; 2010 40’ D60 MacDon, transport, $60,000; 2010 40’ Case/IH, transport, pea auger, $60,000. Call A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

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2011 WISHEK 842N 14’ disc, hyd. level JD 8440, PTO, 5800 orig. hrs., quad and depth control, 28”-29” discs, excellent trans, premium condition, $26,000 OBO. condition, $39,800. Call 1-888-278-4905. Call 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB. JOHN DEERE 8440, 4 WD, PTO, 5500 2013 JOKER RT370 high speed disc, 2500 1980 3 hydraulics, good condition, $14,500 acres, super chop and level, like new, hrs., OBO. 306-946-7928, Watrous, SK. $79,900. 306-862-7731, 306-428-2847, Choiceland, SK. 2014 JD 6125R MFWD, 125 HP, 540 1997 51’ CASE/IH 5800 HD cultivator, hours, FEL w/bucket, PTO, 3 PTH, factory w/Degelman mounted 3-row harrows, warranty, $139,800. 1-888-278-4905. $42,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 1985 JD 4850, FWA, 16 spd. powershift, 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 Ideal grain cart tractor. 306-862-7731, 1981 WHITE 105 with 10’ Leon dozer 306-428-2847, Choiceland, SK. blade, fair cond., $10,000. 306-561-7780, Davidson, SK. 1999 JD 9400, 425 HP, 24 spd., new rubber, 4 hyds. w/return line, exc. cond., $85,000 OBO. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. FARM/ACREAGE SPECIAL- Shedded 1981 Case 2290, 6823 hrs., Bourassa 3 PTH attach, new Farm King 96” snowblower used 2 hours, FEL/bale spear, good rubber. Will sell w/wo attachments, $20,875 takes it all. 306-222-0041, Saskatoon, SK.

JOHN DEERE 8630, PTO, tires like new, excellent condition, $19,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. 2012 6140, FWA, 2650 hrs., w/H310 loader, bucket and grapple, vg condition, $79,000. 306-768-2672, Carrot River, SK.

LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We 2014 MORRIS 50’ heavy harrow, 9/16x26” buy 90 and 94 Series Case, 2 WD, FWA tires, 800 acres, bought 70’, vg, $2900. tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have WANTED: John Deere 4440, 4450, 4455, Cam-Don Motors 306-237-4212 Perdue SK rebuilt tractors and parts for sale. or similar. Must be low hours in good con306-784-7841, Herbert, SK. dition. Call 306-338-7232, 306-338-8231.


MOON HEAVY HAUL pulling air drills/ air seeders, packer bars, Alberta and Sask. 30 years experience. Call Bob Davidson, 2010 8370 VR TBT cart, w/third tank, TopSWATHMASTER AND RAKE-UP 12’, 14’, Con monitor, $72,900. Cam-Don Motors, and 16’ pickups available. Call for details! Alberta Farmer Express classifieds, 1-800- Drumheller, AB. 403-823-0746. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 1-888-278-4905. 665-1362. 1849 D-Series Alberta Calssifieds.indd 3 2016-10-05 10:3950’ AM 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, WANTED: JD 7610 plow in good condition. RECONDITIONED COMBINE HEADERS. $150,000 OBO. 306-736-7653, Kipling, SK. 780-674-2440, 780-305-4106, Barrhead, RIGID and flex, most makes and sizes; AB. also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 2010 65’ 3310 BOURGAULT Paralink, 12” 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK. or webspacing, mid row shank banding, double KELLO-BILT 8’ to 20’ offset discs w/24” site: shoot, rear hitch, tandem axles, low acres, to 36” notched blades; Kello-Bilt 24’ to 38’ $145,000. 2002 49’ Morris Maxim air drill, tandem wing discs w/26” and 28” notched PICKUP REEL PARTS WAREHOUSE: 12” spacing, w/7240 Morris grain cart, blades and oilbath bearings. Red Deer, AB. MacDon, UII, JD, Hart Carter, CNH, AGCO. $52,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, Call: 1-888-500-2646. We distribute parts for all PU reels. Call 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 1-888-278-4905. JD 610 CHISEL PLOW, 35’, with harrows. JD 1650 chisel plow, 52’, c/w Degelman WILDFONG CONCAVES an improved harrows. 780-679-7795, Camrose, AB. threshing element for JD S series. Also WANTED: 40’ FLEXI-COIL 6000 disc drill, 60’ MORRIS 8900 deep tillage cultivator new improved front beaters for JD STS c/w air tank. Call 403-507-9889 or w/Gaber oilbath vertical till units. and S Series, no more plugging. Please call 403-556-2224, Olds, AB. us Wildfong Enterprises Ltd., Russ 780-877-2339, 780-877-2326, Edberg, AB. 306-260-2833 or Rick 306-734-7721 or the shop 306-734-2345, Craik, SK. WINTER PROJECT- 2006 Bourgault 6450, double shoot, 3 tank metering, some rust. Special $42,500. Phone 306-874-2011, Cropper Motors, Naicam, SK. PUMPS, PRESSURE WASHERS, Honda/Ko- HEAVY DUTY WHEEL DOLLY. Change your sprayer tires in less than an hour! Over 100 shin pumps, 1-1/2” to 4”, Landa pressure washers, steam washers, parts washers. units sold last 12 months. Perfect tool for M&M Equip. Ltd. Parts & Service, Regina, safely and quickly moving or changing WANTED: SYSTEM 95 harrow packer unit, large wheels/tires, $1,499. 403-892-3303, SK. 306-543-8377, fax 306-543-2111. minimum 50’, in good shape. Call Carmangay, AB. 403-507-9889 or 403-556-2224, Olds, AB.

2013 VERSATILE SX275, 120’, AutoBoom, AutoSteer, duals, crop dividers, 700 hrs., NEW RITE-WAY and MORRIS heavy harTRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, very good cond., $179,000. Call Cam-Don rows in stock. 70’, 68’ and 55’. Cam-Don combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 306-441-0655, Richard, SK.

1983 2290 CASE/IH w/loader, good tires, good shape, $16,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Go public with an ad in the Alberta Farmer Express classifieds. Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

165 MF DIESEL, high clearance, 3 PTH tractor, excellent condition, $6950. Phone 403-381-4817, Coalhurst, AB.

2009 T9060, CUMMINS, AutoSteer, 800 duals, 3990 hours, $211,000. Cam-Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

2012 JD 9510R, 960 hrs., powershift, 17’ 6-way blade, premium cab, 9030 lb. cast, extended warranty, too many extras to list, $370,000. 780-808-3141, Lloydminster, AB

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 JD 7810, MFWD, LHR, JD 840 loader, MF 760 V8 hydro combine; Walinga 6614 grapple fork, joystick, shedded, very clean agra vac. 403-304-9217, Hoosier, SK. tractor. Call 780-674-5516, 780-305-7152, Barrhead, AB. 2013 VERSATILE 450 PS, PTO, deluxe cab, JD 7710 MFWD, with 740 loader, LHR, leather seat, AutoSteer, 700 hrs., very premium condition, 20.8x38 tires. Call good condition, $289,000. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB. JD 4010, c/w FEL, new tires, batteries and injectors, very clean. Call 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB.

NEW VERSATILE SD550 offset disc, 15’, GRATTON COULEE AGRI PARTS LTD. Your 550 lbs./ft., spring cushion gangs, HD JD 8440, PTO, 5800 orig. hrs., quad #1 place to purchase late model combine bearing option, 26”x3/8” notched. Cam- trans, premium condition, OBO. Call and tractor parts. Used, new and rebuilt. 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB. Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. Toll free 888-327-6767.

AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older tractors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth- TRIDEKON CROP SAVER, crop dividers. er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battle- Reduce trampling losses by 80% to 90%. ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. Call: Great West Agro, 306-398-8000. LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured parts for most farm tractors and combines. COMB-TRAC SALVAGE. We sell new and used parts for most makes of tractors, combines, balers, mixmills and swathers. Phone 306-997-2209, 1-877-318-2221, Borden, SK. We buy machinery.

PINTLE HITCH SPRAYER Trailers, tandem duals, 13’x19’ cradle, Priced $3500-$4500. 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK. Pictures at FLOATER TIRES: Factory rims and tires: JD 4930/4940, R4045; 800/55R46 Goodyear tire and rim; 710/60R46 Goodyear LSW; Case 650/65R38 Michelins, $13,500. Duals available for combines. 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK.

SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge inventory new and used tractor parts. 1-888-676-4847. 2004 NH CR970 for salvage, running eng., tons of good parts. Call 1-888-606-6362. G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors only. Call 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK.

2011 SCHULTE SDX960 front mount snowblower, 9’, like new, used only one season, $12,500., Domremy, SK., phone 306-423-5476, 306-960-227.

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NEW IDEA 5312 discbine, $6000; 2 JD 665 air seeders w/NH3, packers, harrows, Valmar, $4000 and $6000. Will separate; 107 Haybuster disc drill, $5000; 24’ Melroe hoe drill, $1500; 2- White 8900 combines, $2500, $5000; Doepker Super B grain trailer, rusty, $10,000; Doepker B-train grain trailer, rusty, $5000; Versatile 300 4 WD tractor, $10,000; MM JetStar tractor, 3 PT, 1600 hrs., $9000; MM AT4 1600 tractor, 1900 hrs., $12,000; Grain Chief 450 grain dryer, canola screens, $2500; 1986 Ford LTL for parts. 780-961-3213 msg, Vimy AB

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WANTED: OLDER GENIE LIFT, also sheepfoot packer for farm. Call 306-236-8023, SPRUCE FOR SALE! Beautiful locally Goodsoil, SK. grown trees. Plan ahead and renew your shelterbelt or landscape a new yardsite, get the year round protection you need. We sell on farm near Didsbury, AB. or deliver anywhere in Western Canada. 6 - 12’ NEW AND USED PTO generators. Diesel spruce available. Now taking fall bookings and natural gas sets available as well. Call while supplies last. Phone 403-586-8733 1-888-300-3535, Airdrie, AB. or visit: 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.

EX-GOVERNMENT STAND-BY UNITS: 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 388 hrs, $25,000; 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 419 hrs, $25,000; 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 638 hrs, $25,000; 16V92 w/500 KW, 600 volts, 700 hrs, $25,000; 16V92 w/800 KW, Round up the cash! Advertise your unwanted 600 volts, 700 hrs, $30,000; KT450 Cumequipment in the Alberta Farmer Express mins w/250 KW, $15,000. Can-Am Truck classifieds. Export Ltd, 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK.

FLAX STRAW BUNCHER and land levelers. WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly trac- MF #36 DISCERS. Will pay top dollar BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood Building now, taking orders. Don’t delay, tors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor and pick from anywhere. Phone Mike and wood chips for sale. Lehner Wood PreWrecking, 1-888-676-4847. 306-723-4875, Cupar, SK. call now! 306-957-4279, Odessa, SK. servers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer. ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New De- so if you want to sell it fast place your ad in WANTED: NH BALE WAGONS & retrievgelman equipment, land rollers, Straw- the Alberta Farmer Express classifieds. It’s a ers, any condition. Farm Equipment Find- JACK PINE FIREWOOD: split and blocked master, rockpickers, protill, dozer blades. Sure Thing. We have friendly staff ready to ing Service, P.O. Box 1363, Polson, MT in mini bulk bags $100/bag. Other lengths available. 306-277-4660, Ridgedale, SK. 306-957-4403, 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. 59860. 406-883-2118. help. 1-800-665-1362.

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TEXAS LONGHORN & RANCH HORSE Fall Select Sale, Saturday, Nov. 19th, 1:00 PM, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. On offer: Reg. cattle including heifer calves, bred heifers and cows, bull calves, yearling bulls, 2 yr. old bulls. Crossbred Longhorn HARMONY NATURAL BISON buying fin- heifers bred Longhorn. Also good ranch ished up to $6.25/lb HHW; Culls up to broke and team roping horses. For more $5.25/lb HHW; Feeders up to $4.75/lb information, or catalogs contact: Ron Walker 403-548-6684 or 403-528-0200. LW. Call/text 306-736-3454, SE Sask. KICKIN’ ASH BUFFALO Meat Products is currently looking for all classes of bison for expanding North American market. Call Paul 780-777-2326, Athabasca, AB. or WELSH BLACK- The Brood Cow Advantage. email to Check Canadian Welsh Black Soc. 403-442-4372. PLAINS BISON: 15 total: 12 cows/heifers and 3 bulls. Call 403-586-2404, Olds, AB.

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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.

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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Ph 306-232-4712, Rosthern, SK. help. 1-800-665-1362 Kevin at 306-429-2029, Glenavon, SK. 100 BLACK ANGUS HEIFERS, bred to NILSSON BROS INC. buying finished bison calve April 15, exposed 42 days. Heifers on the rail at Lacombe, AB. for fall delivery from large herd with full health program. PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. We manufacture an extensive line of cattle and beyond. Smaller groups welcome. $2000/each. 306-221-0285, Dundurn, SK. handling and feeding equipment including Fair, competitive and assured payment. squeeze chutes, adj. width alleys, crowdCUSTOM COW WINTERING for up to 500 Call Richard Bintner 306-873-3184. cows. Balance TMR rations and unlimited, ing tubs, calf tip tables, maternity pens, excellent quality water. Cost dependant on gates and panels, bale feeders, Bison size and condition of cattle. Ph. Ryan, D&R equipment, Texas gates, steel water troughs, rodeo equipment and garbage inLivestock Ltd., 306-421-0825, Midale, SK. cinerators. Distributors for El-Toro electric HERD DISPERSAL: 80 Black Angus cross branders and twine cutters. Our squeeze pairs and 80 mixed pairs, all exposed to chutes and headgates are now avail. with a Registered Angus bulls. Full herd health neck extender. Ph 306-796-4508, email: 70 HEIFERS BRED to short grass bulls, program. $2800 per pair firm. Pasture Web: June 25th to August 10th. 306-773-5909, available. 306-335-7875, Lemberg, SK. Swift Current, SK. 30 SIMMENTAL/RED ANGUS cross bred FFS- FUCHS FARM SUPPLY is your partner BURNETT BRED HEIFER SALE on Sunday, cows, $1800 if picked on Oct. 19, $1900 in agriculture stocking mixer, cutter, feed wagons and bale shredders and inDecember 4, 2016, 2:00 PM at the ranch, after that. 306-272-7321, Foam Lake, SK. dustry leading Rol-Oyl cattle oilers. 12 miles Southwest of Swift Current, SK. 306-762-2125, Vibank, SK. Purebred and commercial Black Angus heifers bred Black Angus, F1 Black Angus cross Tarentaise heifers bred Black Angus, STOP WASTING GRAIN! Try our grain F1 Red Angus cross Hereford heifers bred troughs: 30’ c/w skids, made of conveyor Red Angus. Heifers bred to easy calving belting and pipe, $750 ea. 306-538-4685, Burnett Bulls. Commercial heifers start 306-736-7146, Kennedy, SK. calving April 1, 2017. Contact Wyatt: 306-750-7822 or Bryce 306-773-7065 email FREESTANDING PANELS: 30’ windbreak panels; 6-bar 24’ and 30’ panels; 10’, 20’ PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling and 30’ feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. H. S. KNILL TRANSPORT, est. 1933, spe- Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feedMeadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 cializing in purebred livestock transporta- ers; All metal 16’ and 24’ calf shelters. Will or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. tion. Providing weekly pick up and delivery custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. service across Canada/USA and Mexico. BLACK ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- Gooseneck service available in Ontario, men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery Quebec and USA. US and Canada customs FREESTANDING CORRAL PANELS for available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, bonded carrier. Call 1-877-442-3106, fax cattle, horses, bison and sheep. 21’x5-bar, 21’x6-bar, $239; 21’ horse panel, Englefeld, SK. 519-442-1122, or $219; 21’x7-bar bison, $299; 24’x5-bar HD 155 King Ed- $179; continuous panels, $189; Feedlot continuSELLING: BLACK ANGUS BULLS. Wayside ward St., Paris, ON. N3L 0A1. ous bunk feeders “you will love them”; 30’ Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, windbreak frames; Framed gates; FS panLooking for a hand around the farm? Place a els w/gates; 20’ barrel feed trough, $295; 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. help wanted ad in the classifieds. Call 1-800- 21’ belted feed trough, $395; 20’ bunk JL LIVESTOCK FALL FEMALE SALE on 665-1362. feeder panels, $399; 50’ round pen kits December 13, 2016. Offering: 200 PB heiffrom $1385; 10’ panels, $79; 10’ bull paners and 200 commercial heifers. Sired by el, $129; Horse haysavers, $489; Round Density, Net Worth, and Final Answer. AI’d bale feeders. For sheep: 4’ and 7’ panels; to Final Answer, Angus Valley, and JL Pre- HORSE AND TACK SALE, Heartland, Prince 21’ freestanding panels; Feed troughs; ferred. Call 306-736-7393 or Albert, SK., Friday, Nov 18th, starting at Rnd. bale feeders; Small hay feeders; Lots 306-736-8698, Peebles, SK. of gates. 1-844-500-5341. For pics/info 5:30 PM. Call 306-763-8463. HORSE SALE, JOHNSTONE AUCTION Will accept custom orders. Reasonable MART, Moose Jaw, SK. Thursday, Nov. 3, trucking rates available for delivery. DISPERSAL SALE: 40 PUREBRED Red An- 2016. Tack sells at 2:00 PM. Horses sell at 4:30 PM. All classes of horses accepted. gus cows, 2 to 6 yr. olds. 306-463-4053. Next regular Horse Sale, February 2, 2017. Hit our readers where it counts… in the clas306-693-4715. sifieds. Place your ad in the Alberta Farmer Express classifed section. 1-800-665-1362. RED ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- PL #914447. men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK.

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 BONAFIDE REGISTERED AUSTRALIAN call Lloyd Ledinski, Re/Max of the Battle- RM OF BIGGAR, BIGGAR, $580,000. This acreage has 9.8 acres with a 3 bdrm, Kelpie pups, Australian bred. Parents make fords, 306-446-8800, 306-441-0512. 2 bath home with a double attached gara living on cow/calf operation at community pasture. Also started working Kelpies. RM DOUGLAS: 6 quarters, high assessed, age. This home has been 90% renovated Call Watkinson Working Kelpies, MLS®584933; RM Redberry: 1 quarter inside and outside over the past 2 years. 306-692-2573, Moose Jaw, SK. with house (handyman special), MLS 32x50 heated shop with 3 bays. Back yard ®580216; RM Eagle Creek: 1/2 section has 60x100’ metal clad pole shed, 33x66 mixed farm with bungalow, MLS®580211; steel quonset, and 30x75 wood straight RM Redberry Acreage: 14.8 acres, 1.5 wall older shed. Excellent location, 8 miles storey house, 2 car garage and hip roof north and 3 miles west of Biggar, SK. barn, MLS®582845. Call Mike Janostin, MLS®586422. Wally Lorenz, Realtor, Great Plains Realty Inc., 306-481-5574. Re/Max of the Battlefords, 306-843-7898. LOG AND TIMBER HOMES, Saskatoon, WE CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR LAND! SK. Visit or Homelife Prairies Realty Inc. Over a hundred years of combined agricultural expecall 306-222-6558. rience. Can sell big or small packages. Can evaluate your property and work with you TIMBER FRAMES, LOG STRUCTURES to get you the best price! Look after the and Vertical Log Cabins. Log home refin- details and your best interest! For an ishing and chinking. Certified Log Builder evaluation or a cup of coffee contact: Tim with 38 years experience. Log & Timber Graham, 306-526-8196 or Robert Young, Works, Delisle, SK., 306-717-5161, Email 306-586-0099, Emerald Park, SK. Website at 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. MEDALLION HOMES 1-800-249-3969 Immediate delivery: New 16’ and 20’ modular homes; Also used 14’ and 16’ homes. Now available: Lake homes. Medallion Homes, 306-764-2121, Prince GRAIN LAND TO RENT, 35 mile radius of Albert, SK. Rouleau, SK. Call 306-776-2600 or email: BEST CANADIAN HOMES built by Moduline Best prices! 1520 sq. ft., $111,900; 1216 8 QUARTERS GRAIN LAND for rent in RM sq.ft. $91,900; 1088 sq.ft. $87,900. Ready Kellross 247. Located 5 miles N of Leross, for delivery. Custom orders welcome. On- SK. 306-736-9018, 306-736-3272. site consultation. Yellowhead Modular Home Sales, 306-496-7538, 306-849-0002 160 ACRES- TOBIN LAKE only 1/2 mile weekend calls. Personalized service. 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.

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TRADE AND EXPORT CANADA BUYING all grades of organic grains. Fast payment and pick up. Call 306-433-4700.

ATTENTION ELK PRODUCERS: If you have elk to supply to market, please give AWAPCO a call. $10 per kilo. Hot hanging. ORGANIC FEED GRAIN. Call 780-980-7589, 306-515-3500, Regina, SK.

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SHEEP AND GOAT SALE, Heartland LivePrince Albert, Friday, Nov. 18th. FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. stock, Cows and quota needed. We buy all class- 11:00 AM. Call 306-763-8463 to pre-book. es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. Vegreville, AB SUNGOLD SPECIALTY MEATS. We want your lambs. Have you got finished (fat) lambs or feeder lambs for sale? Call Rick at: 403-894-9449 or Cathy at: BIG ISLAND LOWLINES Premier Breeder. 1-800-363-6602 for terms and pricing. Selling custom designed packages. Name your price and we will put a package together for you. Fullblood/percentage Low- SELLING LAMBS AND GOATS? Why line, embryos, semen. Black/Red carrier. take one price from one buyer? Expose Stretch your advertising dollars! Place an ad in the classifieds. Our friendly staff is waiting Darrell 780-486-7553, Edmonton, AB. your lambs and goats to a competitive 1849 D-Series Alberta 5 2016-10-05 10:39 AM for your call. Calssifieds.indd 1-800-665-1362. market. Beaver Hill Auctions, Tofield, AB. Sales every Monday, trucks hauling from SK, BC, AB. JEWELS & DIAMONDS SIMMENTAL Call: 780-662-9384. Production Sale, Friday November 18, WANT THE ORGANIC ADVANTAGE? 1:00PM Ponoka Ag Events Center, Ponoka, MIXED BREEDS, EXPOSED, various rams; Contact an organic Agrologist at Pro-Cert AB. Selling Fleckvieh, Fullblood, Red and Also approx. 30 goats, does and billys, for information on organic farming: prosBlack. Proven productive cows, bred heif- various prices. 306-656-4445, Harris, SK. pects, transition, barriers, benefits, certifiers, open heifer calves, semen and emcation and marketing. Call 306-382-1299, bryos. For more information or a catalogue Saskatoon, SK. or contact T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. at 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online: SASK. SHEEP DEV. BOARD sole PL #116061 tributor of sheep ID tags in Sask., offers WANT THE ORGANIC ADVANTAGE? programs, marketing services and sheep/ Contact an organic Agrologist at Pro-Cert goat supplies. 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, for information on organic farming: prospects, transition, barriers, benefits, certifiSK. cation & marketing. Call 306-382-1299, CWA SPECKLE PARK SALE, Wednesday Saskatoon, SK. or at November 23 at 4:30 PM. Featuring fancy heifer calves, herd sire prospects, embryos and semen. For more information or a catalogue contact T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. at 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online WANTED: ORGANIC LENTILS, peas and at: PL #116061 BUYING: Wild boar, Berkshire, Tamsworth chickpeas. Stonehenge Organics, Assiniand Black English pigs. 1-877-226-1395. boia, SK., 306-640-8600, 306-640-8437.

TEXAS LONGHORN yearlings and 2 yr. old bulls; Pairs; Bred cows; Bred 2 yr. old heifers and Open yearling heifers. Well established herd of top quality, quiet cattle. Call Dean at Panorama Ranch, 403-391-6043, Stauffer, AB.

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VEGAS TIMESHARE. INT’L exchanges, MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. 2016 MIRAMAR 34.2’, outside kitchen, avail. 2 bdrm., full kitchen washer/dryer, Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: V10 auto., 1 large slide, 3700 miles, used living/dining room. 306-453-2958, Carlyle. very little. 403-854-0583, near Oyen, AB.

GALLOWAY FEMALE SALE: November 17th to 22nd, 2016. On: LiveAuctions.TV Quiet natured females, selected for structural soundness and maternal strengths. ConHORSE COLLARS, all sizes, steel and alutact Russel 403-749-2780, Delburne, AB. minum horseshoes. We ship anywhere. Keddie’s, 1-800-390-6924 or

ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Association 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more info.

2010 MONTANA 34’ 5th wheel trailer, 4 slides, satellite dish, king bed, large shower, fireplace, $32,500 OBO. 306-957-4526, Odessa, SK.

RTMS AND SITE built homes. Call RM COTE 271: 6 quarters grainland, Class 1-866-933-9595, or go online for pictures A soil. 1400 sq. ft. bungalow, natural gas, school bus at door, Willing to sell quarters 2016 TUSCANY 40AX, #GCHH8907, and pricing at: $269,900. VIP pricing! Save $146,318! separately. Call 306-597-4405, Togo, SK. AMVIC Lic. Dlr. Call 1-866-346-3148 or shop online 24/7 at:

QH/ARABIAN CROSS bred mares, yearlings, spring foals and stallions, various prices. Call 306-656-4445, Harris, SK.

REGISTERED HORNED HEREFORDS: bred cows, bred heifers and open heifers. Jensen Farms, Carstairs, AB. 403-337-3766.

LOOKING FOR APPROX. 5-10 acres in SK, 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

17 Industrial Lots – Ranging from 2.5± to 58.48± Title Acres West Hill Business Park – Peace River, AB

AB/MD of Peace No. 135 West Hill Business Park Property Features Include ▸ Parcels 1 & 2 – Undeveloped, highway frontage, zoned highway commercial, 3 phase power, natural gas ▸ Parcels 3 to 7 – Undeveloped, zoned service commercial, 3 phase power, natural gas ▸ Parcels 8 to 16 – Undeveloped, zoned rural industrial ▸ Parcel 17 – Undeveloped, highway frontage, potential highway commercial zoning, 3 phase power Property may be viewed without an appointment

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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 306-468-2316,

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LOOKING FOR OLD and new crop soybeans FOB Western Canada. Licence and bonded grain company. Call, email, text Now for competitive pricing at the farm! Market Place Commodities Ltd, accurate real time marketing. 403-394-1711; 403-315-3930 We know that farming is enough of a gamble so if you want to sell it fast place your ad in the Alberta Farmer Express classifieds. It’s a Sure Thing. We have friendly staff ready to 1997 SHASTA CLASS C, 28’, 7.3 power- help. 1-800-665-1362 stroke diesel, auto, 82,000 kms, $19,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd, 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK. DL #910420.


HEATED CANOLA & FLAX • Competitive Prices • Prompt Movement • Spring Thrashed “ON FARM PICK UP”


FEED GRAIN WANTED! Also buying light, tough or offgrade grains. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

1973 ARCTIC CAT, for parts, or as is, not running. Shedded. Phone 306-259-4430, WANTED HEATED CANOLA. No broker involved. Sell direct to crushing plant. BUYING SPRING THRASHED CANOLA Young, SK. Cash on delivery or pickup. 306-228-7306 and grain “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed or 306-228-7325, Unity, SK. & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. WHY NOT KEEP MARKETING SIMPLE? You are selling feed grains. We are buying feed grains. Also buying chickpeas, lentils and golden flax. Fast payFOR RENT: CITRUS GARDENS, Meza, AZ., ment, with prompt pickup, true price disexc. cond., dbl. wide mobile, 2 baths, 2 covery. Call Jim Beusekom, Allen Pirness, David Lea, Vera Buziak or Matt Beusekom bdrms. Nov. and Dec. Ph 306-585-6382. at Market Place Commodities Ltd., Lethbridge, AB. Phone 1-866-512-1711. Email or 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.

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WANTED: FEED GRAIN, barley, wheat, peas, green or damaged canola. Phone Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, service, installations, repairs. Canadian LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. Buy- company. We carry aeration socks. We ers and sellers of all types of feed grain now carry electric chute openers for grain and grain by-products. Call 306-862-2723, trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. Nipawin, SK.

NICE 1ST CUT HAY with rain: 1300 lb, net wrapped, 30% Alfalfa, 70% Brome w/some orchard grass., $110/t. Quantity discount available. Located near Acme, AB. Call Adam for more info. 403-618-7141. 4X4X8 LARGE SQUARE bales, Alfalfa/grass mix, $100/short ton, avg. 1800 lbs. Cereal, AB. Call Roger 403-664-1444, leave msg.

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.


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SHAVINGS $16/yd≥, for livestock bedding. Bulk pricing and delivery for larger quantities. Vermette Wood Preservers, 1-800-667-0094, Spruce Home, SK. LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom hay hauling. Call 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK.

TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED alfalfa and grass HAY AND STRAW Delivered Anywhere: seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse Now loading and hauling 48 large 306-874-5684, Naicam, 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

CERT. #1 CDC IMPULSE CL red lentil. Highest yielding Clearfield red lentil Call 306-465-2525, 306-861-5679 Hansen Seeds, Yellow Grass SK.

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.

HARVEST SPECIAL! Haybine/Baler: 31/13.50-15 Titan Flo Trac, 10 ply, $199. Swather: 4 only, 16.5-16.1 Firestone Traction I-3, $649. Combine Front: 3 only 30.5L32 Firestone SAT23, 14 ply, $2945; 2 only, 30.5LR32 (800/65R32) Firestone Radial AT23, $3285; 900/60R32 (35.5R32) Trelleborg TM2000, $4500; 460/85R38 (18.4R38) Alliance R-1W, $1199; 4 only, 20.8R42 (520/85R42) Alliance R-1W, $1599; 7 only, 520/85R38 (20.8R38) Firestone AT23, $1949. Combine Rear: 12.4-24 BKT R-1 8 ply, $299; 4 only, 16.9R26 Alliance Radial R-1, $1079; 2 only, 18.4-26 Firestone TF&R 8 ply, $865; 4 only, 600/65R28 BKT Radial R-1, $1599. WHEEL: 27x32 10 hole wheel fits Case/IH $799. Looking for wheels? We can build it! AG Line Tire and Wheel 1-855-865-9550.

MR. TIRE CORP. For all your semi and half ton tire needs call Mylo 306-921-6555 Serving all of Saskatchewan.

Wheat, Barley, Oats, Peas, etc. Green or Heated Canola/Flax

GOOD USED TRUCK TIRES: 700/8.25/ 900/1000/1100x20s; 11R22.5/11R24.5; 9R17.5, matched sets available. Pricing from $90. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK; Chris at 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. Round up the cash! Advertise your unwanted equipment in the Alberta Farmer Express classifieds.

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20,000 BU. FALL RYE, high falling number. Phone 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. GOOD HEAVY OATS - 44 lbs., never sprayed, seed quality. Call 306-734-2997, Aylesbury, SK.

TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK.


Interested applicants send your resume to Mark Chambers at LARGE YEARLING COW/Calf Operation has available a full-time position including family home. Qualifications include: A 6 2016-10-05 10:39 AM EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN CAREGIVER with background in herd health, operation and over 12 yrs experience, is looking to care maintenance of modern equipment, Class 1 and welding experience an asset. Wages for a senior. Please call 306-551-7300. and benefits negotiable. Horses not needed. Scott, 306-536-2157, Indian Head, SK. Australia /New Zealand ~ Jan 2017

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SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE REQUIRED on small farm, south east of Calgary. Some light duties to perform. Accommodations supplied. 403-236-7703, Rockyview, AB. HELP WANTED ON farm ranch. Experience preferred. Wages based on experience. No driver’s license required. Room and board possible. No texts. Please call 403-350-4089, Red Deer, AB.

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FARM EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN, full-time permanent wanted to repair, maintain and operate farm equipment. 3 yrs. of experience w/farm equipment and valid drivers 1-800-661-4326 license required. No formal education needed. Wage $32.07/hour, 40 hrs./wk. Location: 960002 Rge Rd 213, Manning, AB. Fax resume: 780-836-7701. Dechant Stretch your advertising dollars! Place an ad Farms Ltd, Box 636, Manning, AB T0H 2M0 in the classifieds. Our friendly staff is waiting for your call. 1-800-665-1362. EXPERIENCED HELP required for large mixed farm, cattle/grain. Good wages and housing. Fax resume to 780-376-0000. Call 780-376-2241, Strome, AB.

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KORNUM WELL DRILLING, farm, cottage and acreage wells, test holes, well rehabilitation, witching. PVC/SS construction, expert workmanship and fair pricing. 50% government grant now available. Indian Head, SK., 306-541-7210 or 306-695-2061

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:

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. These positions would suit, fit 19 to 30 POSITION AVAILABLE, Cypress Hills, SK. yrs. All enquiries to Eastgrove Farming Pty area. Background yearling grasser opera- Ltd-Harvest staff tion and cow/calf. Modern facilities and equipment. Good working environment. Class 1 preferred. Wages negotiable depending on experience. Ph. 306-295-7473. RETIRED BACHELOR WANTING caretaking position in Southern AB. mountains. References avail. 250-426-4445, Cranbrook, BC.

LARGE COW/CALF RANCH in NE Sask. seeks energetic Ranch Hand. Bunkhouse accommodation provided. Email resume: Fax 306-428-2192.

LOOKING FOR WORK horse and cow savvy, have modern equipment experience, clean abstract. Ranch or farm posting. Call 780-836-6151.


TIRES TIRES TIRES! Radial, bias, new, used. 20.8x42, 18.4x42, 20.8x38, 18.4x38, 20.8R34, 18.4x34, 900/60R32, 800/65R 32, 24.5x32, 18.4x30, 23.1x30, 16.9x28, 28Lx26, 18.4x26, 19.5Lx24. Semis, skid steers. Best price and value guaranteed! 1-888-278-4905



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U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, 30 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and TEMPORARY GRAIN BIN replacement air brakes. One on one driving instructions. tarps for all sizes from 22’ diameter to 105’ 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. dia. Best quality available Canadian made quality silver cone shaped tarps available 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 phone Willwood Industries toll free 1-866-781-9560, fax 306-781-0108.

MIXED ALFALFA HAY, big round bales, no rain. Boyle, AB. area. 780-525-2482, CDC BOYER, CERT. #1, 96% germ. produc- 780-519-7544. es plump seed, good for green feed. Stoll’s Seed Barn Ltd., Delisle, SK. 306-493-7409. 400 BROME/ALFALFA 6x6 round hay bales, .04¢ per lb., no rain. 306-634-7920, 306-421-1753, Estevan, SK. SHUR-LOK TRUCK TARPS and replacement tarps for all makes of trucks. Alan, 1700 GOOD to EXCELLENT 1st cut 1500 lb. CARBERRY CERT. #1, 99% germ, rated vg brome/alfalfa netwrapped round bales, 306-723-4967, 306-726-7808, Cupar, SK. for lodging, good for fusarium. Stoll’s Seed 4.5¢/lbs.; 1000 exc. 2nd cut 1500 lbs., Barn Ltd., Delisle, SK. 306-493-7409. Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in .6¢/lbs. 306-834-7204, Kerrobert, SK. the Alberta Farmer Express classified section. AAC JATHARIA VB, 97% germ. midge 150 ORGANIC ALFALFA big round hard It’s a sure thing. 1-800-665-1362. tolerant, certified #1, now avail. Stoll’s core bales, approx. 1600 lbs., no rain, $85 Seed Barn Ltd., Delisle, SK. 306-493-7409. ea. Can load. 306-276-2402, White Fox SK.

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BUYING HEATED/DAMAGED PEAS, FLAX & GRAIN “On Farm Pickup”. Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. 1849 D-Series Alberta Calssifieds.indd

VAN RAAY PASKAL Farms in Iron Springs area is looking for Feed Barley. Put more POLY TANKS: 15 to 10,000 gal.; Bladder $$$ in your pocket and sell direct to us tanks from 220 to 88,000 gallon; Water with no brokerage fee. Call 403-732-5641. and liquid fertilizer; Fuel tanks, single and double wall; Truck and storage, gas or dsl. WANTED: OFF-GRADE PULSES, oil seeds Wilke Sales, 306-586-5711, Regina, SK. and cereals. All organic cereals and specialty crops. Prairie Wide Grain, Saskatoon, FUEL TANK, 50,000 litre, ULC approved, SK., 306-230-8101, 306-716-2297. 70/30 split, double wall with saddles, bottom fill overfill protectors, stairs and platWANTED: FEED BARLEY Buffalo Plains form, Supreme powder coating finish, built Cattle Company is looking to purchase by Magnum Fabricating, new in Oct. 2012. barley. For pricing and delivery dates, call Gunner’s Gas, Davidson, SK. 306-567-3353 Kristen 306-624-2381, Bethune, SK.

ROUND ALFALFA/ALFALFA GRASS solid core greenfeed 5x6 JD hay bales for sale. Call 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK.

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SUNTERRA FARMS who has locations in Canada & the US is seeking a System Manager for their Contract finish farms located in South Dakota, US. The successful individual will have great leadership, communication & organizational skills and be a team leader. Applicant must have min 3 years Nursery/grow finish Management experience & be able to manage employees & contract growers effectively. Individual needs to be a self-starter & be able to manage with little supervision. Responsibilities will be but not limited to: • Day to day oversight of the Nursery & finishing barns. • Coordinating pig shipments, in & out of farms. • Supervising organizing staff, hiring & termination as needed, regular staff evaluations, training. • All paperwork, recording of pig movements, balancing inventory at month end. Successful applicant will report to the General Manager & will have the full support of the company Production team. This position includes a company truck, excellent compensation package with benefits & bonus based on experience. Relocation package also available.

Permolex is one of the largest users of all classes of wheat in Canada, processing approximately 200,000 metric tonnes per year. Thus, we source all varieties of wheat including Spring, CPS, Winter and Soft White as well as Barley for our Ethanol plants from all areas of Alberta and into Central Saskatchewan to meet our plant’s demands. Wheat marketed to Permolex is priced FOB your yard. Most settlements are completed in 7 days. We welcome all new producers and thank all existing producers for their business in the past and future. Any questions regarding pricing, grades or movement schedules, contact Grain Manager at the numbers listed below.

DAVE SHOEMAKER • Toll Free 1-877-447-4274 • Cell 403-556-0282

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