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Is U.S. grain eating up Canadian rail capacity? Not according to CP Rail, which on average moves two trains of American grain through Western Canada daily BY ALLAN DAWSON Co-operator staff


n Alberta farmer alleges Canadian Pacific Railway ( C P ) i s n’t m o v i n g Canadian grain in a timely way because it’s preoccupied shipping American grain through Western Canada — an allegation CP denies. The Carstairs-area farmer asked not to be identified fearing it might reveal his source. The farmer said according to his source every day CP brings in 10 trains from the United States and moves them across Western Canada and then back to the U.S. And it uses Canadian government-owned hopper cars intended for western Canadian grain. On average CP ships two trains a day of American grain across the West to the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Jeremy Berry, CP’s director of media relations, said in an email last week. Asked if the movement affects CP’s ability to handle Canadian See CAPACITY on page 7 »

The population growth in the Rural Municipality of Victoria which includes the villages of Holland (pictured above) and Cypress River, is up 395 persons since 2011.   PHOTO: DON SANDERSON

Reeve astonished at municipality’s population growth Expanding family size on the local Hutterite colony, and some additional new residents probably explains it, says reeve of the Municipality of Victoria BY LORRAINE STEVENSON

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L ast week’s 2016 Canada Census population data has left officials in one rural Manitoba municipality wondering how they could grow so much without anyone really noticing. The Rural Municipality of Victoria’s population rose by 395 persons — a whop-

ping 35.3 per cent since 2011. Reeve Harold Purkess said he’s pretty happy about it, but also wondering how to explain it. The Municipality of Victoria is located in south-central Manitoba and encompasses the two villages of Cypress River and Holland. They’re a strictly agricultural region and haven’t directly benefited from the oil industry to the west, he said.

“I’m incredibly surprised. I couldn’t believe it when I heard the numbers,” he said. “We certainly welcome the numbers. But we’re talking nearly 400 people here. In our mind that’s a large number of people to move in when we haven’t seen a huge expansion in housing or infrastructure.” The Geography Division for Statistics Canada confirmed last week that there was no error in the number,

and no change between 2011 and 2016 to the boundaries around the Victoria Census division. It also confirmed that the municipality’s population increase from 1,119 in 2011 to 1,514 in 2016 is correct. Purkess speculates their population growth is likely explained by the large number of young families at Oak Ridge See Growth on page 6 »

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Extended lactation could make better cheese

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Danish researchers show that despite fears the practice could harm milk quality it may actually be better Staff


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xtending dairy cow lactation periods by up to six months not only can lower the environmental impact of the industry — it just might make better cheese too. That’s according to some recent research by Danish scientists who decided to put longstanding concerns over the practice to an empirical test. They found an expected decrease in total milk production over time, but found at the same time the level of protein and fat increased — thus making the milk more suitable for cheese making. The original concerns were based on old studies dating back decades, which failed to take into account improvements in production practices over time, said Nina Aagaard Poulsen, an assistant professor with the department of food science at Aarhus University. A PhD student compared milk samples from different stages of lactation — focusing specifically on taste and the properties making milk suitable for cheese production. To determine whether taste was affected they used a professional taste panel to investigate whether the extended lactation strategy affects the taste of the milk. Previous investigations have indicated that milk from cows in extended lactation may have an undesirable and ‘salty’ taste. The taste panel did not find any discernable flavour differences, but did note the mouth

There appears to be no problem with milk from cows on extended lactation when it comes to cheese making.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

feel of the milk was different, with later-lactation milk being more creamy and noticeably higher in fat content. In other words, there is no reason to fear that milk quality is reduced by extended lactation. The composition of the milk, cheesemaking properties and taste all remain intact or are even improved.


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Manitobans participate in first-ever national agriculture day February 16 marks the countrywide launch of Canada’s Agriculture Day, which aims to be an annual national celebration “We’re very excited about this and wanted to take part because we’re really involved in the ag community.”



auphin Co-op planned to share drawings and photos about farmers created by local school students this week. So m e o f t h o s e s t u d e n t s would be meeting real farmers and learning about how they produce food too. T h e yo u n g s t e r s a re t a k ing part in a special event organized by staff at Dauphin C o - o p t o m a r k C a n a d a’s Agriculture Day February 16, a new one-day national celebration to raise agriculture’s profile and celebrate it with Canadians coast to coast. This year is the first time the industry has dedicated a day to celebrating agriculture nationwide. Plans to celebrate a national day of agriculture February 16 were announced last June at the close of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity Public Trust Summit in Ottawa. “Every link in the food prod u c t i o n c h a i n – f ro m t h e f a r m t o t h e g ro c e r y s t o re a n d re s t a u r a n t – p l a y s a vital role in bringing food to your table every day,” said Crystal Mackay, CEO of Farm & Food Care Canada, at the announcement. “ C a n a d a ’s A g r i c u l t u r e Day is an opportunity to get involved, celebrate and be a part of the conversation about food and farming.” Across the country numerous Canadian farmers, businesses and groups had the date on their calendars and were listing the ways they planned to mark the day. They heard about this t h ro u g h Fe d e ra t e d Co - o p, said Joan Chetyrbok, marketing manager at Dauphin Co-op. “We’re very excited about this and wanted to take part because we’re really involved in the ag community,” she said.

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“We sell crop inputs and bulk fuel and work very closely with farmers, and we have a food store as well.” Chetyrbok said they were re a l l y l o o k i n g f o r w a rd t o seeing what students would share with them. She planned to document their efforts on Facebook and other social media. “ T h e y m a y k n ow m u c h more than we realize. It will be interesting because kids always have the most fantastic ideas or visions.” In Brandon Thursday the Provincial Exhibition’s Presidents Dinner was also a c k n o w l e d g i n g C a n a d a’s Agriculture Day. Their blacktie dinner has been held for two decades as a fundraiser supporting annual scholarships given for students studying agriculture at Assiniboine

Community College and B r a n d o n Un i v e r s i t y, s a i d Ro n K r i s t j a n s s o n , g e n e ra l manager. They planned to acknowledge Canada’s Agr iculture Day at the event because it’s a natural fit with their own efforts year round in agricultural education at their fairs, Kristjansson said. “ The agricultural education part of our mandate is something we take very seriously,” he said. “And this year our dinner coincides with the national recognition of agriculture.” Miles Glasman, who owns a purebred cattle and grain family farm near Russell said they would be making mention of Canada’s Agriculture Day during their annual bull sale which also coincided with February 16.

“Besides being agriculture producers, we are also agriculture promoters and want to help promote ag awareness across the country,” he said. In Manitoba and Saskatchewan their respective Agriculture in the Classroom programs planned to launch a new video classroom resource on their websites this week featuring frequently asked questions students and teachers have about Canadian agriculture. Meanwhile, across Canada, organizations such as Farm Credit Canada expected to launch their “Here’s to the Fa r m e r ” c a m p a i g n , w i t h a new video appear ing on social media and TV comm e rc i a l s o n b o t h E n g l i s h and French television channels, including the Weather Network.

C a n a d a ’s A g r i c u l t u r e D a y f o l l ow s a w e e k a f t e r the release of 2016 Canada Census population data showing the intense urbanization of the population, with Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver now home to onethird of all Canadians (12.5 million). Less than three per cent of the Canadian population today have any link to agriculture today — in the 1930s more than 90 per cent of the population did. Candace Hill, manager of Agriculture More Than Ever, said Canada’s Agriculture Day complements that indust r y- l e d i n i t i a t i ve t h a t h a s attracted over 470 partner organizations and 2,100 individuals committed to creating positive perceptions of agriculture. Launched more than four years ago, Agriculture More Than Ever’s goal is to encourage those involved in agriculture to speak up and speak positively about the industry. “It’s all about showing our love, pride and passion for an industry that puts food on our tables,” Hill said. “We want to give everyone the oppor tunity to have a voice in the conversation and celebrate the industry that feeds the world.” Fo r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , visit or follow it on Twitter at #CdnAgDay.

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Playing with trains


ith spring just around the corner, it’s becoming clear a big wreck in grain shipping is unlikely this winter. Despite a 76-million-tonne crop to move, big blizzards and those infamous periods of frigid winter temperatures, the system has held together. Mark Hemmes of grain monitor firm Quorum said in a recent article Gord Gilmour in the Co-operator that “All things Editor considered, things are going pretty good.” In the same article, the Western Grain Elevator Association’s Wade Sobkowich conceded movement has been much better this winter. However, he and Hemmes both stopped well short of sounding the ‘all clear’ and for good reason. While on the surface all looks fine, a closer examination reveals that the systemic issues that caused the huge and expensive backlog in 2013-14 remain. Instead, the grain industry has benefited from a sluggish commodity economy that has hammered volume for both railways. In Western Canada, that’s meant less crude oil, minerals and metals moving to port position at the West Coast, and excess capacity that’s enabled the railways to move grain adequately. Farmers have also enjoyed healthy domestic demand for canola as crush margins have made utilizing the crop here at home very attractive, according to a story in our sister publication Alberta Farm Express. In the first week of January that demand translated into a record high of over 200,000 tonnes processed, only the second time the industry has seen numbers that high. As of January 11, the total crush was 4.12 million tonnes, compared to 3.64 million tonnes a year earlier. That represents a 14.4 per cent jump over last year, which by the end of that crop year was a record-setting 8.3 million tonnes. For producers with an iffy crop in the bin, following challenging harvest conditions, this has been nothing but great news. It’s allowed them to avoid the risk of watching it spoil in the bin and given them an outlet when exporters have been less than enthusiastic about taking the product. However, this has removed even more pressure from the grain-handling system. Many in the grain sector worry that when the commodity economy improves, shipping volumes of various products will rebound and eventually the 2013-14 meltdown will recur. This has been fortunate for the railways, which have been staring down the barrel of a reform plan from federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau to address complaints of grain shippers. After years of concerted effort and a rare display, for the agriculture sector, of a truly unified front by commodity groups, grain shippers and even other non-agriculture bulk handlers, the sector was pleasantly surprised Nov. 3 when Garneau outlined plans to improve rail regulations. It’s very close to what the bulk shippers and grain handlers were seeking. Garneau promised it would establish reciprocal penalties between shippers and railways in levelof-service agreements, better define “adequate and suitable” rail service, and make the Canadian Transportation Agency more accessible and timely. He also said the government would “... address the future of the maximum revenue entitlement and extended interswitching.” The railways don’t like the revenue cap for obvious reason, but the one they should probably be most concerned over is extended interswitching. Previously railways were allowed to pick up shipments within a 30-km radius of where their track met a competing railway’s, using the other company’s infrastructure. One of the emergency measures brought in to address the 201314 backlog extended that to 160 kms for Western Canada, which was widely applauded by the grain-handling industry and other bulk shippers. Shippers anecdotally report that even the spectre of competition has resulted in better service from the railways. That raises the question of whether the same might apply if open or joint running rights were introduced. While such a measure would undoubtedly create its own complications, the railways’ long-standing objection that such a system would be unworkable may not be entirely accurate. As the proposed legislation is tabled, possibly this spring, expect a vigorous push back on the part of the railways. They’ll point to the better results this year as evidence they have their house in order. They will rail against what they will no doubt try to characterize as regulatory overreach. The results of the next round of lobbying will determine the final form of regulations and the railways will be out in force. Farmers should be too. A good start would be to write or call your MP with a reminder of how important it is to get this right.

Winter’s work By Alan Guebert Farm & Food


anuary started grey, stayed grey, and ended grey. It was the flat, disengaging grey of used dishwater that seemed to whisper, “Don’t bother.” The one-coloured weather wasn’t cold weather, though. Early in the month, a few days of arctic temperatures did thicken the lake ice for safe — and, as it turned out, good — fishing. Neither lasted, however. It was the first January in memory that delivered more rainfall than sleet, ice, and snow combined. So, oddly, it was a month of no shovelling, no slipping, no falling, no sweating, no bruises, and no complaints. It was also a month of no wood cutting. Cold, snowless January days are perfect days to cut and split firewood because they feature hard ground, natural cooling, and skies so blue you could swim in them. That wasn’t this just-passed January. Howard, the herdsman on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, would have loved January because it would have afforded him a seven-days-a-week opportunity to haul and spread manure. Howard was hard on manure; he hated seeing it anywhere but on a stubble field. His little brother Jackie, our farm’s other hired man, didn’t have the family’s anti-manure gene and only lent his limited talent for the task when ordered to do so by my father. That action brought two quick reactions from Jackie: colourful, instant cussing and an immediate trip to the dairy barn for a pre-emptive coffee. My brothers and I would have done the work if allowed. Most winter days, however, the only available job for Jackie was to haul manure so he and his salary pre-empted us and our 50-centsan-hour eagerness. As such, his cussing and coffee became a January staple.



Given the equipment we used back then, Jackie had cause for both. For more than 30 years our go-to manure spreader tractor was a narrowfront Oliver of current vintage — first a 77, then 770 and, finally, a 1650. None, of course, had a cab. All, however, sported a winter jacket called a “Heat Houser,” a canvas-and-twine-strings contraption meant to divert the tractor’s engine heat toward the driver. Even better, the floppy rig was crowned with a near wraparound plastic windshield of sorts that kept at least five per cent of winter wind off your face. The windshield’s biggest flaw (among many) was that it was wide open behind the driver so, in theory, he or she could watch the operation of the implement. Turning to watch the operation of a manure spreader, however, was not something experienced drivers did. In fact, most learned to use the sound of the spreader’s rotating rear tines — slow and throaty when full; faster and more hollow sounding when empty — to endure a run without risking a glance back or a facial splat of, well, you know. Still, with our small New Idea manure spreaders, that no-look skill did not mean the driver’s hat, back of his ear, or back of his coat didn’t sometimes catch an errant wad of alreadydigested alfalfa or hard clump of used straw. Often as not, when it happened, it happened to Jackie. Uncle Honey, on the other hand, rarely hauled manure because he was banned from operating any machinery that involved both power-takeoffs and less-than-solid animal-based fertilizer. There was a time when an employee of the U.S. Postal Service could have explained the reason for the ban but he, like Uncle Honey, is long gone. The Farm and Food File is published weekly through the U.S. and Canada.

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ungicides were a new concept for farmers in February 1991. To learn more you could watch a video, but that meant sending for a VHS in the mail, not watching YouTube. In our Feb. 21 issue we reported on a meeting at CSP Foods in Altona (now owned by Bunge), one of three canola-crushing plants owned by the three Prairie Pools. Saskatchewan Wheat Pool CEO Milt Fair spoke at the meeting, and said that SWP had embarked on a different strategy to survive and avoid being taken over by large multinationals. This included purchasing inland terminals in other provinces from Northern Sales and Elders Grain, and making investments in processing/value-added companies such as Robin’s Donuts. Following a ruling from a binational panel under the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement, the U.S. International Trade Commission had recommended the end of a countervailing duty on Canadian hogs. However, some ITC commissioners said they had no choice because of the panel ruling, but still believed the imports were a threat to U.S. producers. A release from the Western Canadian Wild Boar Association said it had made the first shipment of 200 carcasses to the Far East, and was identifying other overseas markets.


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The all-day breakfast wake-up call The divide between breakfast, lunch and dinner is eroding as millennials start to gain a hold in the marketplace BY SYLVAIN CHARLEBOIS Dalhousie University


he three-meals-a-day standard is slowly becoming more an ideal than a reality – ask McDonald’s and millennials. More than a year ago, Mc D o n a l d’s Re s t a u ra n t s i n t ro duced all-day breakfasts in the United States. Now, McDonald’s Canada is slowly rolling out the allday breakfast, testing it at several locations across the country. A&W Food Services of Canada will follow suit shortly. The blurring of time divisions between meals is becoming more obvious as millennials start to gain a hold in the marketplace. This was predictable. Over the last 10 years, institutions like universities and colleges have moved away from setting specific hours for meals, to accommodate schedules and fast-paced lifestyles. While baby boomers want to indulge, millennials want choice. Most boomers still prefer to eat breakfast at home. Millennials, on the other hand, eat on the go. According to new research from Mintel, 65 per cent of boomers eat breakfast at home most days, while 60 per cent of millennials eat breakfast somewhere else. And if millennials prepare breakfast at home, more than 80 per cent of the meals will take less than five minutes of preparation. Most of it is ready-to-eat bars or juices.

The ever-complicated morning rush is disrupting market rules and forcing the food industry to revise its approach to serving breakfast.

The ever-complicated morning rush is disrupting market rules and forcing the food industry to revise its approach to serving breakfast. McDonald’s is just trying to capitalize on this monumental demographic shift. When McDonald’s committed to the all-day breakfast strategy in the U.S. in September 2015, the price of the company’s shares was $96. Now share prices are up by almost 25 per cent and same-store sales are up six per cent from last year. So it was a highly successful strategy. At the same time, the company added menu items with healthier ingredients like the ‘superfood’ kale to appeal to millennials. In Canada, McDonald’s is also aggressively catering to millennials. It plans to offer only hormone-free chicken in a few years and cagefree eggs by 2025. The company’s procurement process is being completely transformed. As a breakfast space, McDonald’s Canada has made inroads. With offers of free coffee and its McCafe approach, it’s giving Starbucks,

Ti m Ho r t o n s a n d o t h e r c o f f e e shops a run for their money. Any Canadian business that generates a significant amount of its revenue between 6 and 9 a.m. is getting anxious. Offering free coffee helped McDonald’s establish itself as a breakfast contender. Since 60 per cent of all breakfasts eaten outside the home include a coffee, McDonald’s Canada knew the free coffee offer was the hook it needed to move the profitable McMuffin. It also likely knew that all the top b re a k f a s t re s t a u ra n t c h a i n s i n Canada have achieved higher sales when their coffee gained market currency. With tea and now cold brew, things are going to get interesting again. And all-day breakfasts will continue to change habits. However, given global demographic trends, the company may actually be late to the table. Allday breakfasts are already well established and successful in the casual, full-ser vice and brunch domains like Cora’s, Eggsmart, Ben & Florentine and Tutti Frutti.

But you need time to eat a meal at one of these establishments. A weekend brunch with friends is enjoyable but it’s impossible to manage through the week, with daily commutes and other obligations. In fact, we’ve seen some consolidation in this sector of late, which may indicate that growing this business faces headwinds. Many food-ser vice companies have seen the divide between breakfast, lunch and dinner erode in the last year. The pursuit of convenience seems to be trumping the traditional view of how individuals pace themselves through an average day. We eat when it fits our schedule – and it rarely does. Eating at the desk or even eating while walking is becoming a new normal. More than 60 per cent of those people surveyed in the Mintel study who work full time claimed they seek por table food solutions almost daily. There are even suggestions that the three-course meal is slowly disappearing, replaced by one complete course that includes all the proteins and fibres one needs. Time itself is perhaps food’s most powerful foe. As consumers, we aren’t willing to invest time in our breakfast, so the food-service industry is investing in our breakfast for us. Sylvain Charlebois is dean of the faculty of management and a professor in the faculty of agriculture at Dalhousie University.

Agriculture: my journey so far Joining the agriculture sector has given me valuable and surprising insights into a fascinating business BY BRENNA MAHONEY Cereals Canada


f you had told me in high school, or even university, that I would be working in the agricultural industry, I would have laughed and shaken my head. A short while ago, I was managing a law firm and living in downtown Vancouver, worrying more about rain boots and labour law than winter coats and cereal crops. Here I am though, living in Winnipeg and working for Cereals Canada. The journey to get here has been an interesting one, personally and professionally. I am pleased to report I have never been happier or prouder to be where I am. Working in a communications role, I am constantly hearing about what has led people into this diverse industry. Each story is unique and highlights the mosaic that is the Canadian agricultural industry. I am excited that I can now share my story. One of the first things I did when I began my career

at Cereals Canada is sit down with the organizations that I would be working with regularly. The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) were the first stops that I made. Every single person who I met on those tours were passionate, intelligent and eager to share their story, insights, and most of all to advocate for Canadian agriculture (or in other words, “agvocate”). For the first time in my life I was surrounded by people who loved what they did. I have worked in the textiles industry and as a human resource manager. Let me tell you now – genuine happiness in work is rare indeed. On my way back to the Cereals Canada office I had an epiphany: “Brenna, I think you have found where you belong!” Since that day, I strive to grow and learn everything I can, as fast as I can. I have dubbed myself the agriculture sponge, seeking out any opportunity I can to ask questions, listen and most of all learn everything I can.

Agriculture is a dynamic and innovative industry that consistently aims for improvement, year after year.

So, this is what I have learned so far. Agriculture is a dynamic and innovative industry that consistently aims for improvement, year after year. There is a strong motivation to be sustainable and better serve our customers while remaining profitable – three very good reasons to continually invest in better technologies and methods to achieve desired results throughout the value chain. Collaboration is essential to the success of our industry. I am fortunate that I get to work for a national organization that represents the entire

cereals value chain. On a daily basis, I get to see the level of collaboration and investment that is being made across the industry, such as the new crop missions where technical experts, exporters, producers and industry leaders speak with our foreign customers on behalf of Canadian wheat. Producers are leaders in this industry. This isn’t just about government or industry partners. Producers are individuals who are highly motivated to build sustainable and profitable farms that feed the world. Working the trade show scene, I get to meet and greet producers from a variety of regions, and each of them is eager to understand what is happening in the industry to benefit both their business and their foreign and domestic communities. Modern science-based agricultural practices are the best foundation of good health, for both me and the environment. When I want to buy a loaf of bread or some vegetables in the local grocery store, I now know that what I am getting is the best of the best. I don’t need to feel shame that

it isn’t organic or part of the latest diet trend. I am getting something of the highest quality that is being produced by invested farmers who leverage the most technologically advanced tools to ensure their farms are profitable and sustainable for years to come. I think the biggest point of interest for me is that this is an industry that requires exponential growth of knowledge. There is always something new to learn and experience. As a comparatively younger member of this industry, how could I not be fascinated by a career that will keep feeding my hunger for change and variety? I see a bright future for myself in an increasingly uncertain world. Learning about how our food is grown, my health, technology, science and the overall investment of each member of this industry has captivated my imagination and made me passionate about agriculture. I cannot wait to see what I learn next. Brenna Mahoney is Cereals Canada’s director of communications and stakeholder relations.


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Hutterite Colony within the RM. There have also been new people moving into Cypress and Holland to retire, or coming to live here to commute to work elsewhere, he added. Janice Drummond, principal at Holland’s kindergarten to Grade 8 school, said the school has seen steady growth in its school population. “At one point we were below 60 kids in our school, probably five years ago or more. This year we have 83,” she said. Drummond said she’s noted new students from new families in her classrooms too. There was a time when teachers in rural areas expected to see the same students right through K to Grade 8, but that’s not the case anymore. Rural populations have become more transient, she said. “Now there’s definitely people moving in and out of small towns on a much more regular basis,” she said.

Increases and decreases The 2016 census paints a mixed picture of rural population growth in some locales and decline elsewhere in Manitoba. Other parts of Manitoba with

growing populations include Niverville which has had a 30 per cent growth rate, and Neepawa with a 27 per cent increase. Niverville’s proximity to Winnipeg serves that community well, while Neepawa is growing from immigration and job creation at HyLife Foods processing plant. Municipalities in the capital region around Winnipeg continue to grow faster than the city itself, with growth rates like the 21.9 per cent in the RM of Ritchot, MacDonald at 14 per cent, Headingley at 11.3 per cent, Springfield at nine per cent and West St. Paul at 8.8 per cent. The cities of Winkler and Steinbach are also booming, thanks to robust immigration, with growth rates of 18 per cent and 17 per cent respectively. The RM of Dauphin has also had strong growth of 8.5 per cent, while the city of Dauphin grew by 2.5 per cent. Laura Murray, CAO for the RM of Dauphin, also couldn’t explain why their numbers would be up this much, except to speculate that more are being drawn to the area for the recreation offered by nearby Riding Mountain National Park and Dauphin Lake.

“But we are seeing new homes being built and we’re seeing people start subdivisions,” said Murray, adding that extension of a rural water line which is now under construction is likely to see more buying and building in their area.

“I’m incredibly surprised. I couldn’t believe it when I heard the numbers.” Harold Purkess reeve of Rural Municipality of Vicortia

Possibly some of Dauphin municipality’s new residents may be coming from other parts of the Parklands where populations are on the decline. There were precipitous drops noted elsewhere in this part of Manitoba, including a 12 per cent loss of population in Mountain (South) municipality and Minitonas-Bowsman losing nine per cent of its population. “It’s definitely not something we want to see,” said Kasey

Chartrand, CAO for MinitonasBowsman, adding that every person counts and population declines mean losses of per capita grant funding which enable communities to offer services residents need. The Parklands needs to find ways to reverse this trend, say municipal leaders in the region acutely aware of the long-term implications of a population that’s both aging and thinning out. Roughly one in four persons in the Dauphin, Ethelbert, Swan River areas are over 65. “It is a concern, but the bigger concern is what can you do about it?” said Blake Price, reeve of Gilbert Plains municipality whose population dropped by 9.4 per in five years. “What is there in these small communities to entice people to stay home other than agriculture and agriculture is changing so quickly and rapidly in terms of size and numbers of farms,” he said. Price said they do anticipate job creation when hemp processing starts up here. But villages like Gilbert Plains also need housing for its aging and retiring population. Local government is going to be challenged to find the

resources to offer this, he added. Ac ro s s t h e en t i re c o u ntry, the 2016 census counted 35,151,728 people on May 10, last year, which is an overall increase of five per cent or 1.7 million more people. Canada now has the highest population growth rate among all G7 countries. T h e c e n s u s a l s o s h ow s the urbanization in Canada, showing one in every three Canadians now live in either To r o n t o , V a n c o u v e r o r Montreal. Manitoba has moved into third place among Canadian p r ov i n c e s f o r p o p u l a t i o n growth, with a 5.8 per cent rate of growth. This marks the first time in 80 years Manitoba has grown more quickly than the national average. A major contributor to the province’s overall growth is Manitoba’s significant indigenous population, which is also much younger than the population in general and has a higher birth rate. Parts of the province have also been successful attracting immigrants.

Sunflowers fight for acres in crowded Manitoba fields Soybeans and corn may tempt some growers away BY DAVE SIMS CNS Canada


Bids for sunflowers are reportedly up from last year’s levels.   file photo

etter prices have created some optimism for sunflower growers in Western Canada — a feeling that may be needed to help the crop maintain acres in the face of so much competition. “I think in Manitoba we’re going to be battling for acres compared to some of those c o m p e t i t i v e c r o p s ,” s a i d D a rc e l l e G r a h a m , e x e c u tive director of the National Su n f l ow e r A s s o c i a t i o n o f Canada at Carman.

The vast majority of sunflowers is grown in Manitoba, with the rest divvied up between Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Last year 68,000 acres of sunflowers were harvested in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. It will be a challenge to maintain or improve on that number in 2017, Graham said. “Soybeans had a good year last year,” she noted. “Corn is another crop that will probably be battling for some acres.” Traditionally, confections make up the majority of sunflower varieties planted in

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Canada each year, but that trend shifted in 2016, with more acres going to oilseed varieties. “I would hope that with these confection prices being up a little bit from the past year that maybe they’ll be more evenly matched going into the 2017 growing season,” said Graham. Contract prices for confections are in the “30-ish cent (per pound) range,” according to Graham, with oilseeds drawing bids around 24 cents. Both prices are up from last year. Slightly better demand is one reason for the increase, along with the residual effects of 2015. “There was some carry-over from that year,” she said. “I’m thinking we’re starting to eat through some of that carryover and so then we’re seeing the increase in contract pricing for 2017.” While the Middle East has been a veritable cash cow for Canada when it comes to sunflower exports each year, recent turmoil has made the region a dicier proposition than normal. As a result, many dealers are looking for new market opportunities, according to Graham. “The Middle East is a traditional market but unfortunately with the unrest there, those markets are harder to obtain.” Crop insurance deadlines for sunflower growers in Manitoba are on June 10 and 15. Graham said growers will likely want to keep an eye on those dates, with the spring expected to be a wet one. “Su n f l ow e r s c a n h a n d l e the moisture,” she said. “But we don’t want them to be too stressed during germination.”


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g ra i n Be r r y wrote: “Major lanes that impact Canadian g r a i n s u c h a s Va n c o u v e r a n d T h u n d e r Ba y a re n o t impacted as U.S. grain does not travel through these ports in any significant volume.” To be efficient CP has one car fleet, which includes government cars, Berry wrote. “ We pay the government a lease rate to use the cars across our network, it is not restricted to Canada only,” he wrote. “The government cars make up only a portion of our fleet with the majority being other cars CP owns or leases. “ We a l s o s h i p Ca n a d i a n grain from Canada to the U.S. west coast which provides another market and alternative route and gateway for grain to move out of Canada.”

“We pay the government a lease rate to use the cars across our network, it is not restricted to Canada only.” Jeremy Berry

The farmer said he had a contract with Viterra to deliver canola in December to its elevator at Crossfield, but the company didn’t take delivery until this month. The farmer said an elevator company official said it couldn’t take the canola because CP wasn’t delivering the cars Viterra had ordered. When the Manitoba Co-operator> emailed Viterra an official asked for more information, which was provided, but there was no response from the company by press time. Viterra was asked if farmers can deliver to another nearby Viterra facility when contracts are overdue. Berry also noted that after a railway allocates cars to a grain company, the company, not the railway, decides where to spot them. CP wanted to speak with the farmer to see if it could help resolve his issue, but the farmer declined CP’s assistance. There have been complaints about poor rail service on CP lines all crop year. But Berry said CP is moving more grain than last year. “Terminal unloads in Vancouver since January continue to trend upward at the port versus last year with CP up just over 12 per cent since the start of 2017 at the port. However, weekly data distributed by the Ag Transport Coalition (ATC) shows CP is, on average, 930 cars short of meeting the cars ordered for the current week. In week 25 the shortfall was 545 cars. (CP disagrees with how ATC tracks car deliveries but ATC stands by its methodology.) The problem is CP doesn’t gear up to move grain in the winter when more resources are required, said Doug Robertson, president of the Western Barley Growers Association and a farmer in the Carstairs area.

“ T h e y o n l y m a k e d o ,” Robertson said in an interview Feb. 10. CP gets away with it because there is no competition, he added. The way to fix it is allowing grain shippers to penalize the railways when they fail to provide the service they agreed to, he said. Robertson hopes “reciprocal penalties” will be included in amendments to the Canada Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n A c t t h i s spring. Ca n a d a’s g ra i n - h a n d l i n g and transportation system is based on just-in-time delivery, Robertson said. When a railway fails to deliver the cars companies expect, it results in overstaffing at elevators a n d h a v i n g t o re s c h e d u l e farmer deliveries. At port ship loading is delayed, resulting in demurrage charges which get passed back to farmers. T h e g r a i n m o n i t o r ’s December report shows CP had 823 cars in storage, the Canadian National Railway

An Alberta farmer says plenty of grain is moving through Western Canada — but too much of it is U.S. grain.   FILE PHOTO

(CN) a further 574. But one industry observer said there’s no point in adding cars if there aren’t locomotives and crews to go with them. The same report showed a

total of 22,657 cars being used to move grain — 11,165 for CN and 11,459 for CP. That’s not far off the highest number of cars in use — 23,756 — recorded in April 2014, soon

after the grain monitor began tracking it in 2014. T h e l owe s t n u m b e r w a s 13,598 in June 2016.

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Ontario backs feed processing at Cargill beef plant


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ntario’s provincial government plans to put up over half a million dollars for Cargill to process byproducts from its Guelph beef plant for feed. Provincial Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal on Feb. 8 announced a $582,000 investment toward Cargill’s install a t i o n o f a “v a l u e - a d d e d” processing system converti n g ra w by p r o d u c t i n t o a “p r o t e i n - r i c h a n i m a l f e e d ingredient.” The “leading-edge technological upgrades,” installed at a total cost of $3.5 million, are expected to ensure a “high level of nutrients” and protein in feed for livestock, poultry and “other animals.” The province didn’t specify what byproducts would be used or what types of lives t o c k w o u l d re c e i v e f e e d w i t h t h e G u e l p h p l a n t ’s ingredients. The use of specified risk materials (SRMs) from beef processing in animal feed, pet foods and fertilizer has been prohibited since 2007. SRMs include tissues known to harbour the proteins that cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle. Meat and bone meal from ruminant livestock, such as cattle, sheep, goats, elk and buffalo, with all SRMs removed, are allowed in feeds — except in feeds meant for other ruminants. Processing feed ingredients on site is expected to allow Cargill to reduce its outsourcing and decrease the Guelph b e e f p l a n t’s “environmen tal waste,” the province said Wednesday. With the upgrades at the plant, Cargill is “reducing our environmental footprint as a result of fewer emissions from transportation, retaining jobs in Guelph and improving efficiencies in Ontario’s beef supply chain,” Matt Gibney, the Guelph plant’s general manager, said in the province’s release.


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Food Freedom Day marked February 8

Canadian Federation of Agriculture planning more activities to highlight agriculture’s contributions as country marks 150th anniversary of confederation Staff


t took just 39 days in 2017 to ear n enough income t o p a y t h e annual grocer y bill, according to the Ca n a d i a n Fe d e ra t i o n o f A g r i c u l t u r e ( C FA ) w h i c h marked Food Freedom Day Feb. 8. To calculate the date, the CFA compares food expenditures against average income and pro-rates this to represent calendar days. Food Freedom Day is how the CFA highlights Canada’s c o n s i s t e n t ra n k i n g w o r l dwide for the lowest food costs. Canadians spent the thirdlowest share of their total expenditures on food. As Canada also gears up to mark its 150 anniversary of confederation, the CFA is also setting out plans for an ongoing series of activities high-

“As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, we’ll take a close look at the relationships between Canadians, their food, and farming communities.” Ron Bonnett

lighting the positive contributions of agriculture, including capturing of 150 stories from Canadian farmers. “As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, we’ll take a close look at the relationships b e t w e e n Ca n a d i a n s, t h e i r food, and farming communities,” said CFA president Ron Bonnett in a news release. “Agriculture is at the heart of Canada. Many family farms helped to form our communities, and we’re eager to show that farms are woven into our national fabric,” he said.

An initial publication for the “Canada 150: Our Farms. Our Food. Our Future” campaign has now been released for use in promotional and educational settings which highlights that: • O n e i n e i g h t j o b s i n Canada is linked to agriculture. There are 2.1 million Canadians employed in the agriculture and agri-food industry. • Agriculture represented 6.6 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product in 2014. The agriculture and agri-

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food system generated $108 billion. • Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions intensity improved by 33.5 per cent from 1990 to 2013. While production con-

tinues to grow, agriculture saw a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 to 2014 of two megatonnes.

WHAT’S UP Please forward your agricultural events to daveb@fbcpublishing. com or call 204-944-5762. Feb. 17: Bridging The Gap: Succession and Transition Planning Workshop for Farm Families, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg. For more info or to register visit www.fmc-gac. com/content/bridging-gapworkshops. Feb. 28-March 2: Western Canadian Wheat Growers annual convention, Sheraton Cavalier, 612 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon. For more info or to register visit March 6-7: Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, Hyatt Regency, 700 Centre St. SE, Calgary. Early-bird deadline Jan. 15. For more info visit www. March 7-9: Canola Council of Canada annual convention, Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg. For more info visit March 8-10: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association annual general meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St., Ottawa. For more info visit (click on “News/Events”). March 10-11: Manitoba Direct Farm Marketing Conference, Access Event Centre, 111-D Gilmour St., Morden. For more info call Manitoba Agriculture at 204-821-5322. April 5: Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association (ManSEA) conference, William Glesby Centre, 11 Second St. NE, Portage la Prairie. For more info visit ference-2017/. April 24-26: Agricultural Institute of Canada conference, Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg. For more info visit (click on “Events”).

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LIVESTOCK MARKETS (Friday to Thursday) Winnipeg Slaughter Cattle Steers — Heifers — D1, 2 Cows 82.00 - 87.00 D3 Cows 74.00 - 82.00 Bulls 92.00 - 98.00 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) 145.00 - 159.00 (801-900 lbs.) 153.00 - 163.00 (701-800 lbs.) 160.00 - 176.00 (601-700 lbs.) 170.00 - 205.00 (501-600 lbs.) 190.00 - 205.00 (401-500 lbs.) 200.00 - 214.00 Heifers (901+ lbs.) 135.00 - 144.00 (801-900 lbs.) 140.00 - 149.00 (701-800 lbs.) 142.00 - 155.00 (601-700 lbs.) 154.00 - 165.00 (501-600 lbs.) 158.00 - 180.00 (401-500 lbs.) 175.00 - 191.00


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

Alberta South 157.00 - 157.00 157.00 - 157.00 87.00 - 100.00 75.00 - 90.00 — $ 156.00 - 164.00 159.00 - 166.00 163.00 - 176.00 176.00 - 194.00 192.00 - 214.00 208.00 - 231.00 $ 140.00 - 151.00 146.00 - 152.00 151.00 - 161.00 155.00 - 168.00 164.00 - 184.00 176.00 - 198.00

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

Feeder Cattle March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017

Cattle Slaughter

February 10, 2017

Previous Year­ 47,764 11,774 35,990 NA 535,000



Close 123.63 125.05 123.15 124.75 123.93 122.40

Change -0.13 1.45 0.65 1.28 1.75 1.03

Previous Year 1,181 24,565 10,995 550 421 9,120 215

Week Ending Feb 4th, 2017 790 22,796 10,613 416 408 10,056 376

Prime AAA AA A B D E

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

Source: Manitoba Agriculture

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

Current Week 184E 173E 172.07

Last Week 175.69 164.81 163.72

Last Year (Index 100) 180.59 167.24 164.00




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

“More cattle are going to come than we might have expected, maybe even six months ago.”

Jade MarkuS

Cattle Grades (Canada)

Week Ending Feb 4th, 2017 47,046 12,837 34,209 NA 593,000

Season’s highs may be past for Canada’s cattle market Higher inventories of U.S. beef may pressure cattle

Ontario 138.09 - 152.17 133.16 - 150.19 65.05 - 88.48 65.05 - 88.48 89.94 - 107.28 $ 160.27 - 183.49 134.28 - 173.81 142.18 - 177.10 150.43 - 192.76 153.44 - 209.94 169.02 - 201.00 $ 135.09 - 145.34 130.79 - 153.51 139.31 - 163.82 145.36 - 180.47 147.29 - 181.66 133.90 - 178.11


Futures (February 10, 2017) in U.S. Fed Cattle Close Change February 2017 117.65 0.78 April 2017 114.83 -0.65 June 2017 105.28 -0.25 August 2017 101.75 0.35 October 2017 102.13 0.95 December 2017 103.08 1.20

Canada East West Manitoba U.S.

$1 Cdn: $0.7648 U.S. $1 U.S: $1.3074 Cdn.


Cattle Prices

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

EXCHANGES: Feb. 10, 2017


rices offered for cattle at Manitoba auctions were mostly steady on the week, but despite strong demand from the East, the Canadian cattle market may have already notched a seasonal high, one analyst says. The market has also hit a short-term bottom, however, which is expected to keep losses in check. Prices for most weights of feeder cattle were within a $10 range of the previous week’s prices. “It looks like the bottoms are in, for the near term — or maybe better phrased, the fear of sharply lower prices has gone out of the market in the short term,” said Herb Lock of Farm$ense Marketing in Edmonton. Volumes have tapered off since January, but plenty of cattle remain in the system, he added. Ranchers were slow to market cattle last fall, which caused selling to pick up last month. “This slowness to market doesn’t mean cattle aren’t out there; it just means we’re going to sell them later,” Lock said. He expects higher volumes to emerge in the second half of 2017, especially as temperatures pick up and grass emerges. “More cattle are going to come than we might have expected, maybe even six months ago,” he said. Cash prices for fed cattle may have already hit seasonal highs in January, he added. “That’s just rude to the cattle industry, which is normally expecting to see the highest price for fed cattle in April.” High inventories of beef and competing proteins are putting some pressure on cattle. U.S. on-feed and herd numbers are up, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture

herb lock Farm$ense Marketing

(USDA) data, which is bearish for North American cattle markets. Those growing supplies of beef will “come into clarity in the second half of the calendar year of 2017,” Lock added. “Meanwhile chickens and pigs are growing like weeds.” Pork production is expected to increase more than five per cent in 2017 compared with the previous year, USDA said in its most-recent livestock, dairy and poultry outlook. Following a weaker fourth quarter, broiler production is expected to be higher in the first quarter of 2017, USDA said. Strong demand from Ontario is being seen across Canada, though it’s notably strong in Manitoba, due to the province’s proximity. Moving forward, Lock said, traders and market watchers will be watching Canadian/U.S. trade relations, in light of openly protectionist U.S. President Donald Trump. “They are important to us, and you always have the risk at the border.” On the feeding side of the market, feed grain prices continue to move lower, as ample supplies of feed wheat and barley keep a lid on values. “I don’t know if it’s going to turn any grain growers into cattle feeders yet, but other than that, demand has been excellent,” Lock said. Jade Markus writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

Futures (February 10, 2017) in U.S. Hogs



February 2017



April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017

70.78 74.80 78.55 77.98

1.20 0.72 0.70 0.45

Other Market Prices Sheep and Lambs Winnipeg $/cwt Ewes Lambs

Wooled Fats

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

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

Turkeys Minimum prices as of February 12, 2017 Broiler Turkeys (6.2 kg or under, live weight truck load average) Grade A ............................................... $1.900 Undergrade .........................................$1.810 Hen Turkeys (between 6.2 and 8.5 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A ................................................$1.880 Undergrade ........................................ $1.780 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A ................................................$1.880 Undergrade ........................................ $1.780 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A..................................................$1.855 Undergrade...........................................$1.770 Prices are quoted f.o.b. producers premise.

Toronto 98.69 - 161.70 206.46 - 219.94 217.03 - 237.03 231.94 - 257.44 256.61 - 326.43 —

SunGold Specialty Meats —

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

Goats Kids Billys Mature

Winnipeg ( Hd Fats) — — —

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

Taiwan bird flu culls reach nearly 130,000 TAIPEI / Reuters

Taiwan has culled nearly 130,000 poultry since the start of this year as authorities reported a fresh strain of bird flu cases on the island Feb. 13. The highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu has been confirmed in three cities and counties, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said. “We are very concerned with H5N6, not of the birdto-human transmission, but that it will become like South Korea where they had

to cull around 33 million birds within three months resulting in significant damage to their industry,” Huang Tze-chung, the bureau’s director general, told a news briefing. Taiwan can meet about 80 per cent of its poultry needs on its own. It imports poultry meat mainly from the United States and exports very little poultry. According to the bureau, most of the birds culled this year so far were afflicted with the H5N2 and H5N8 strains of the bird flu. A total of 13 poultry farms have been affected this year so far, it said. But in recent days, confirmed cases of H5N6 bird flu were found on poultry farms in Chiayi and Tainan

near the western coast and Hualien on the eastern coast, Huang said. Earlier this month, Taiwan reported its first imported human case of bird flu in a 69-year-old Taiwanese man, who was diagnosed with the H7N9 bird flu virus after returning from travel to southern China. The man remains under care in the hospital, said Chou Jih-haw, director general of the Centers for Disease Control under the island’s Health Ministry. The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential human outbreak, according to disease experts.

Toronto ($/cwt) 113.43 - 406.94 — 97.52 - 279.88

Horses Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —


Toronto ($/cwt) 37.50 - 59.00 40.00 - 68.00

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Manitoba Elevator Prices

Upwardly mobile Chicago soybeans support canola

Average quotes as of February 13, 2017 ($/tonne)

Unharvested Prairie crops loom over canola futures




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reports and more from Commodity News Service Canada,


anola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform made steady progress during the week ended Feb. 10, due to chart-based buying and gains in the U.S. soy complex. From a chart point of view, canola mostly mirrored the upward movement shown by soybeans over the seven-day period, while also receiving some marginal support from Malaysian palm oil and soyoil. Statistics Canada on Feb. 3 pegged supplies, as of Dec. 31, at 12.159 million tonnes. That was generally in line with what most traders had expected, but was well down from the 13.452 million tonnes measured a year earlier. There are still a few questions among traders over how much canola is still on the field, which has thrown some uncertainty into the market. That trepidation stands to increase should end-users continue to chew through supplies as rapidly as they have recently. Going forward it’s difficult to know whether the uncertainty will be bullish or bearish, as guesses over how much unharvested canola there is on the Prairies range significantly. What may be the better question, though, is what the quality of the oilseed will be when it’s finally taken off. Traders may also be wondering how much more upside there is to canola on the charts right now. Acreage in Canada is expected to be higher than last year’s 20.4 million acres. The soybean crop in South America is looking massive right now, despite the odd challenge thrown at Brazil and Argentina by Mother Nature. With that in mind, and the fact the market is generally well supplied by oilseeds, it may be a tougher time for the market bulls in the near future. Crush margins continue to be profitable for end-users. However, margins did show weakness during the seven-day period, which limited the gains for canola.

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reasonable export demand, even while major buyers like China focus their attention on South America. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) March soybeans gained around 23 cents per bushel during the week ended Feb. 10. Speculative buying, Chinese demand and weakness in the U.S. dollar contributed to the upside. The gains might have been higher too, if not for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest ending stocks forecast, which came in slightly higher than a lot of traders had expected. CBOT March corn gained over 10 cents per bushel during the week. The commodity took strength from the USDA forecast, which pegged U.S. and world carry-out numbers at lower levels than the previous report. CBOT wheat was the big winner in the U.S., gaining 26.5 cents from the previous week. Both U.S. and world wheat ending stocks declined in the USDA report. The total U.S. wheat carry-out was down by 50 million bushels relative to the previous forecast. Export sales were higher than most traders expected. The Canadian dollar moved slightly lower relative to its U.S. counterpart during the week. Analysts are trying to gauge what changes may be coming to the North American Free Trade Agreement in the wake of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit Monday to Washington, where he met with U.S. President Donald Trump. Dave Sims writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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Western Canadian wheat bids rise with U.S. futures Cash CWRS values, on average, rose $3-$6 per tonne from the previous week BY PHIL FRANZ-WARKENTIN CNS Canada


pring wheat bids in Western Canada saw some strength during the week ended Feb. 10, as a rally in U.S. futures spilled into the domestic market. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were up $3-$6 per tonne compared to the previous week, according to price quotes from a crosssection of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). Average prices ranged from about $234 per tonne in Saskatchewan’s southeast to as high as $248 in northern Alberta. Quoted basis levels varied from location to location, but generally held steady to range from about $24 to

Average durum prices were down by about $2-$3, with bids in Saskatchewan coming in at about $267 to $274 per tonne.

$38 per tonne above the futures when using the grain company methodology of quoting the basis as the difference between U.S. dollar-denominated futures and Canadian dollar cash bids. When accounting for currency exchange rates by adjusting Canadian prices to U.S. dollars, CWRS bids ranged from US$179 to US$189 per tonne. That would put the currencyadjusted basis levels at about US$21$31 below the futures.

Looking at it the other way around, if the Minneapolis futures are converted to Canadian dollars, CWRS basis levels across Western Canada range from $27 to $40 below the futures. Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat bids were up by as much as $8, hitting $183 per tonne in northern Alberta. Av e r a g e d u r u m p r i c e s w e r e down by about $2-$3, with bids in Saskatchewan coming in at about $267 to $274 per tonne.

The May spring wheat contract in Minneapolis, off of which most CWRS contracts in Canada are based, was quoted Feb. 10 at US$5.7025 per bushel, up about 14.25 U.S. cents per bushel from the previous week. Kansas City hard red winter wheat futures, traded in Chicago, are more closely linked to CPSR in Canada. The May K.C. wheat contract was quoted Feb. 10 at US$4.7325 per bushel, up about 19.75 U.S. cents compared to the previous week. The May Chicago Board of Trade soft wheat contract settled Feb. 10 at US$4.63, up by about 20 U.S. cents on the week. The Canadian dollar settled Feb. 10 at 76.42 U.S. cents, down by about a quarter-cent relative to its U.S. counterpart compared to the previous week.


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

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Earls mends fences after beef controversy Restaurant chain will have all-Canadian beef this summer, after its U.S.-sourcing misstep

Western Canadian locations like this Earls on Main Street in downtown Winnipeg, are already serving Canadian beef again through an Ontario-based supplier.   PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS/CCYYRREE

“I hope to never make the same mistake again.”

BY RON FRIESEN Co-operator contributor / Brandon


hil Gallagher began his talk with an apology. Then he kept apologizing all the way through. “I’m a proud Canadian, just like all of you, and I learned a really hard lesson last year,” he said in concluding his address to the recent Manitoba Beef Producers annual meeting. “I hope to never make the same mistake again.” Gallagher’s mea culpa was in reference to the Earls restaurant chain’s decision last year to obtain beef with a humane animal care label from the United States instead of Canada. The decision caused a furor across the country, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan where most of Canada’s finished beef is produced. The controversy began last spring when Earls decided to use only Certified Humane beef throughout its nationwide restaurant chain of 67 locations. Certified Humane is a certification and labelling program operated by Humane Farm Animal Care, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The program certifies that food animals are raised according to certain humane handling, slaughter and production standards. It also requires animals to be grown without antibiotics, steroids and growth hormones. (It does, however, allow therapeutic use of antibiotics to treat sick animals.) The program operates according to an audited code of practice to ensure its animal welfare standards. Earls was originally able to source its required beef from a certified supplier in

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Phil Gallagher, executive chef for the Western Canada region for Earls restaurants, says the company’s U.S. sourcing of humane beef was a mistake.   PHOTO: RON FRIESEN

Vegreville, Alberta. But when it couldn’t get enough volume in Canada to meet its needs, it decided to switch to a supplier in Kansas. Then all hell broke loose. Sales at Earls restaurants in Alberta and Saskatchewan plummeted. Cattle producers expressed outrage. Social media exploded with vitriolic criticism. Calls for an anti-Earls boycott were all over Twitter. “The comments we were getting on social media were awful,” Gallagher, Earls executive chef for Western Canada, said following his talk. “The way some of our operators were treated was not good.” To top it off, one newspaper dubbed Earls’ move one of the top 10 worst business decisions in Canada in 2016.

There were two reasons for the extreme reaction, said Gallagher. One was that Earls failed to realize how patriotic consumers are for made-in-Canada product. The other was that producers felt offended at the implied suggestion that their cattle are not humanely raised and American cattle are. “I think we insulted people by insinuating that they were inhumane and the beef we were supplying was better than conventional beef. That was never our intention.” Since then, Earls has moved to have Canadian-raised beef in all its restaurants. Gallagher said the chain currently serves domestic beef in all outlets in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Whitehorse through an Ontario-based

supplier. Stores in Ontario and British Columbia are close. It’s expected all Earls restaurants will have Canadian beef back on the menu sometime this summer. Tom Lynch-Staunton, issues manager for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said producers were upset because, even though they don’t have the U.S. certification program, they do have the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle, plus the Verified Beef Program for on-farm food safety. Canada also has the National Farm Animal Care Council, which makes recommendations about the humane treatment of farm animals. As a result, Canadian producers feel they are raising their cattle to the same humane standard as everyone else, Lynch-Staunton said. “It was insinuated that we couldn’t find those humanely raised cattle here in Canada, which wasn’t the case.” He admitted, however, the industry could have done a better job of informing Earls that the kind of cattle it was looking for were here all along. “I think we had a miscommunication between what we are doing in Canada and what Earls needed,” he said. “A lot of those values are already here. They just didn’t know about it and we didn’t communicate it very well.”


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017


Vaccinating young calves

More vaccines are happening earlier and while performing other procedures I know for a fact there are companies where testing has been done on calves as young as three days of age...



here has been lots of trial work over the years regarding vaccinations of calves and when is the most ideal time. Immunologists debate this but as situations on farms changed and herds got larger, trends changed. Herd owners no longer boostered vaccines at four to six weeks apart, as was often recommended. Summer pneumonias cropped up on young calves and these are often caused by the respiratory viruses such as BRSV (bovine respiratory syncytial virus) or the shipping fever bacteria such as pasteurella or mannheimia. Because it was always recommended the booster needed to be four to six weeks apart, producers left the initial vaccination to before weaning and then boostered it at weaning. Older calves in the spring were given blackleg of course, as we knew for sure colostral immunity would wear off, but the other vaccines were left out. Summer pneumonias increased in incidence and to try and avoid this during a time when calves were hard to spot and check, vaccination was initiated much earlier. Even though the second booster shot was months later, producers noticed morbidity and mortality seemed lower. When immunologists looked, they found the booster response from the second vaccination (even though months later) was very good. Over time they discovered that protection was good with many months between booster shots. This was great, as vaccinations could be more co-ordinated with other management procedures and in most cases

Even very young calves appear to benefit from immunization.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

did not require a separate pass through the chute. Whether it was weaning, implanting or deworming, the second shot of vaccine can be given at the same time as these procedures. There was also a feeling there may be a maximum number of diseases or antigens calves could be vaccinated for at any one time. The analogy is the normal young animal — or human for that matter — is exposed to almost countless antigens on a daily basis and develops an immune response. It is very hard to overchallenge the immune system. There was always the worry about vaccinating calves too young because of the blocking from colostral immunity. The calf ingests colostrum in the first few hours of life and the immunoglobulins in the colostrum contain antibodies


Roy Lewis was a practising large-animal veterinarian in Westlock, Alta. for more than 30 years. He is a part-time technical services vet for Merck Animal Health.

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against the diseases the cow has been vaccinated for or exposed naturally too. This blocks the humoral immune response of the calf. What has only been discovered fairly recently is when calves were vaccinated at a very young age they were still protected many months out. This is what we call cell-mediated immunity. This also ties into when it is best from a management perspective to combine this with other procedures. Many producers are calving later so calves are either born on grass in some cases, or go to grass at a very young age. The opportunity to administer protective vaccines is only at a very young age, otherwise the next opportunity to process calves is later into fall when they come in off grass. If not vaccinated at a young

age calves can be susceptible to the calfhood diseases, including the blackleg organisms. It is better to do it then, rather than leaving it till fall. Some companies are now testing their vaccines on younger and younger cattle. If we read the labels of many vaccines it will say not approved for use in calves less than three months of age. That is because at the time of approval those were the youngest calves the vaccines were tested against hence the recommendation. I know for a fact there are companies where testing has been done on calves as young as three days of age, and others that have tested at a week old. In the foreseeable future it might make sense to be able to vaccinate calves as young as one day, while we process them with the shots at birth and apply their ear tags. That would save considerable labour and calves then have the ability to acquire protection against certain neonatal diseases right away. The only dilemma with very young calves, if using modified live vaccines, is you need to use the low-dose bottles and group the calves together in multiples of 10 so you can vaccinate them all within two hours of rehydrating the vaccine. Some vaccines are made in individual doses and that helps. See what your vet advises as to the best vaccination protection for your young calves. Vaccine-producing companies are using more and more intranasal technology, which is very easy to administer to

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Pig pats promote productivity The less fearful of humans a swine herd is, the higher its productivity will be BY SHANNON VANRAES Co-operator staff


t turns out one bad human can spoil the bunch — at least when it comes to pigs. Speaking to producers and pork industry representatives at the annual swine seminar in Winnipeg earlier this month, Grahame Coleman told those gathered that pigs can’t always distinguish between people, particularly if they are dressed in similar garb like barn coveralls. “Pigs can distinguish between people… only if they are dressed differently and there is a consistent difference in the way they behave,” said the Australian animal welfare researcher. “They tend to generalize.” That means that if even one stockperson on any given far m is shor t tempered or gruff, pigs tend to see all livestock workers as short tempered and gruff. “So if their experience has been negative from some people on the farm, they tend to avoid them regardless and you see that reflected in those farm figures where the entire farm shows a higher f e a r l e v e l ,” h e s a i d , a d d ing that higher fear levels translate directly into lower productivity. Fearful pigs are also more difficult to handle and can result in a greater number of injuries among both animals and workers, Coleman added. But new research indicates that people don’t have to do anything extreme to be perceived as aggressive by pigs, e v e n t h e o c c a s i o n a l s l a p, push or loud talking can negatively influence pig-human interactions, lowering herd productivity. “The stockperson handling we’re talking about is not particularly adverse behaviours, they’re not instances of bad mishandling or malicious intent or cruelty, or anything like that... this is not what we are talking about in this situation. What we’re talking about is the way in which animals are routinely handled and it turns out that some of the things that were routine practice on farms, were having this deleterious effect on the fear levels of the animals,” Coleman explained. Expanding on that idea, Coleman said further studies have revealed livestock workers who feel positively about giving a pig an occasional pat and speak to animals in an even or upbeat tone have not only the least fearful and most easily handled animals, but also the most productive ones — even if animal-human interactions last no more than two minutes per day. “It’s generally accepted that stockpeople have a significant role in managing their animals, and no one is going to question that, but what we wanted to do is expand that notion to specific aspects of what stockpeople do in addition to the normal husbandry and management procedures,” he said. “What we found is that there is a significant role that stockpeople can

play, both in determining the productivity on farm as well as meat quality at slaughter.” Employee satisfaction also plays a role in animal productivity he added, noting employees who enjoy their work and feel secure in their job tend to have more positive interactions with pigs. The result is lowered levels of fear in the herd. Coleman said proper training is key to getting livestock workers to adopt fear-reducing practices, but emphasized t h a t a l l l i v e s t o c k w o rk e r s must participate for a farm to see a significant improvement in herd fear levels. “Training procedures which target the attitude and behaviour of stockpeople currently offer considerable opportunity to improve both pig productivity and welfare,” he said.

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

Warm, with a chance of rain Issued: Monday, February 13, 2017 · Covering: February 15 – February 22, 2017 Daniel Bezte Weather Vane


iming of weather systems ended up being an issue with last week’s forecast. We did see a system late last week give a general five cm of snow to a good part of southern and central Manitoba, but it came through a day earlier than forecast. The second low slid quickly through central regions as expected on Saturday, but it was not as strong as forecast, which meant very little snowfall and not much in the way of colder air moving in behind it. This forecast period will begin with a battle between cold air to our northeast and very mild air trying to push in from the west. It looks like the mild air will win out for most of this forecast. A strong ridge of high pressure is expected to build over the western U.S. and extend northward into southern Canada. The flow over this ridge will pump plenty of mild Pacific air across the Prairies. We should really start to feel the mild air by Thursday, with daytime highs rising to above 0 C in most areas. Sunny and mild weather should continue Friday and Saturday as the ridge pushes east. There is a small chance of some clouds along with flurries or showers on

Saturday over central regions, as a small weak system ripples through. Sunday looks to be a nice day with a return to sunshine and a daytime high once again topping out near the 0 C mark. Attention then turns to a developing storm system forecast to begin affecting our area Monday. Confidence in this system is low. Currently, weather models show the system developing to our southwest late on Sunday and tracking toward Lake of the Woods by late Monday. It looks like we could see a mixed bag of weather from this system, with eastern and southern regions possibly seeing more rain than snow. Western and northern areas will likely see snow, possibly mixing with rain at times. There is the potential for some significant accumulation with this system, so it bears watching. It will pull off to the east Tuesday, but we’ll likely see clouds and the occa# sional light snow or flurries lingering right through until Wednesday. # Temperatures look to remain near or slightly above average. Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, -17 to -3 C; lows, -30 to -11 C. Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park. Contact him with your questions and comments at


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This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies since Sept. 1. It provides a good glimpse into this spring’s flood potential. You can quickly see how both eastern and western Manitoba have received extremely high to record-high amounts of precipitation compared with historical amounts. We’ll look a little further into this in the next issue.

Global warming and manufactured doubt Debate in peer-reviewed science about human-induced warming has been over for ages BY DANIEL BEZTE Co-operator contributor


everal years ago, Weather Underground’s co-founder Jeff Masters wrote a blog about the manufactured doubt industry, how and when it was created, and how it now plays into the current global warming or climate change controversy. At the time I emailed Jeff Masters asking permission to use some of the information from his blog in an article or two. I never did write the article back then, probably because I was too comfortable sitting on the public fence. In this article I will try to summarize the information, but if you’re interested in reading the whole article for yourself, here is the link: https://www.wunderground. com/blog/JeffMasters/comment. html?entrynum=1389. The idea of manufactured doubt began back in the mid1950s when the tobacco industry started to realize it had a problem. More and more studies were coming out showing a link between smoking and lung cancer. The tobacco industry turned to a large public relations firm to come up with a campaign to convince the public that smoking was not dangerous. At the core of the cam-

I would continually have students tell me that killer clowns are real and that they have killed 10, 20, 30-plus people.

paign was the idea of developing research organizations controlled by the tobacco industry and designed and funded to produce science that emphasizes doubt about any negative research being published on the effects of tobacco. In the book Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health, author David Michaels wrote, “the industry understood that the public is in no position to distinguish good science from bad. Create doubt, uncertainty, and confusion. Throw mud at the anti-smoking research under the assumption that some of it is bound to stick. And buy time, lots of it, in the bargain.” Fast-forward 60 years and we still have most of the different doubt-manufacturing research organizations that sprung up back then. We also have a new group that labels itself as “thinktanks.” These groups have had decades to finely hone how these campaigns work and thanks in

part to the Internet, it is now easier than ever to apply the tricks of these campaigns. Here is how it works: • Launch a public relations campaign disputing the evidence. • Predict dire economic consequences, and ignore the cost benefits. • Use non-peer-reviewed scientific publications or industryfunded scientists who don’t publish original peer-reviewed scientific work to support your point of view. • Trumpet discredited scientific studies and myths supporting your point of view as scientific fact. • Point to the substantial scientific uncertainty, and the certainty of economic loss if immediate action is taken. • Use data from a local area to support your views, and ignore the global evidence. • Disparage scientists, saying they are playing up uncertain predictions of doom in order to get research funding.

• Disparage environmentalists, claiming they are hyping environmental problems in order to further their ideological goals. • Complain that it is unfair to require regulatory action in your country, as it would put your nation at an economic disadvantage compared to the rest of the world. • Claim that more research is needed before action should be taken. • Argue that it is less expensive to live with the effects. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? What I find especially scary is the way the Internet is being used to help the manufactured doubt industry along, sometimes intentionally and sometimes not. As a teacher I constantly have to show students how to look at information on the Internet and determine whether the source is trustworthy. Take the “killer clown” stories that were circulating around the Internet last fall. I would continually have students tell me that killer clowns are real and that they have killed 10, 20, 30-plus people. I would ask them how they know this and they would show me a website that reported it. I would then take the students through the process of looking at more than one website and finally pulling the truth of

what is going on — and that is the problem. It often takes a lot of effort to find the truth. Almost anyone can make a website that looks professional and legitimate, then fill it full of anything they want with absolutely no regard for the truth. At first I figured only younger people such as students would get caught in this web, but unless you have a lot of time on your hands to do extra research, all of us at different times can get caught. The reality is, the concept that humans are responsible for a majority of planetary warming experienced since the middle of the 20th century is a concept endorsed by more than 40 scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science in the major industrialized countries. There has been no debate in the peer-reviewed scientific literature for a very long time. If you have questions, www. is a great reference. To sum it all up, all I want to say is: think before you react, take the time to really look into a topic before making up your mind, and remember that your decisions are not just affecting your life, but the lives of countless others and generations that are hopefully still to come.


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

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New wheat class a mixed bag Looming changes to the CNHR class will likely dilute some of the current benefits of the varieties that currently call it home BY GORD GILMOUR Co-operator editor / Brandon



Takes time Fred Grieg, a seed grower from Reston, Man. and chair of the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, said he’s expecting to see some opportunities emerge over time. But in the end, it will be individual farmers making the choice to grow the varieties. He sees some headwinds that will have to be overcome.

“We’ll need to evaluate their FHB susceptibility, DON production and standability,” Grieg said. “After harvest there will be a smaller pool to blend into, so lower grades will go into feed, at about a nine per cent discount.” Grieg also said he expects to see market share grow for some of the CNHR varieties but possibly through an identity-preserved (IP) system. “There are some IP contracts available for Faller and Prosper,” Grieg said. “Warburtons is one example.” Farmers will have to figure out what the advantage may be on their farm to grow the varieties in this class, Grieg said, but he suspects differential pricing opportunities, balanced off against higher expected production, will be the subject of some serious pencilling by producers. “Faller or Prosper have a 20 per cent yield advantage, but one per cent of protein is about a 16 per cent price discount,” Grieg said. One of the biggest challenges will be making sure some of the other varieties have markets, he said, and added that Faller and Prospect both seem to have the best market potential right now. “We can grow others, but we better make darned sure we have a market,” he said.

Agronomy Jason Voogt, a certified crop adviser with Field 2 Field Agronomy out of Carman, said the varieties perform

very differently in the field, and that farmers need to understand these differences to grow them successfully. “Faller uses plant nitrogen more efficiently to produce more grain yield than Glenn,” he said. “Glenn uses plant nitrogen more efficiently to produce grain protein. There are actually genetic-agronomic interactions that are causing these differences.” Voogt says farmers are using various strategies to address these differences, including split nitrogen applications to reduce lodging, environmentally safe nitrogen to increase nutrient efficiency and post-anthesis nitrogen to increase grain protein. “Spraying three pounds of UAN just after flowering will likely see them get an additional .5 to one per cent protein,” he said. He also warned growers to be mindful that fusarium resistance levels can vary a lot. That disease has been a major issue in the Red River Valley for years, and is a growing problem in other locations in the province. “That safe haven of western Manitoba is no longer as safe, I think,” he said. He said growers need to be aware of what resistance levels the individual varieties can offer. “This is not a class issue, it is variety specific,” he said. “You can find both good and bad resistance in any class.”

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Ly n n e Swe e n e y, R i c h a rd s o n International’s assistant vice-president — quality assurance and food safety, told farmers during her presentation that the expansion of the class raises a few questions. She worries that the boundaries of the new class are so broad they will dilute the value. “It’s going to be all over the map, quite frankly,” she said. “Nobody knows if we’re going to get any value after it becomes this melting pot.” While admitting she has no crystal ball to say exactly how the new class will develop, she did say she sees some areas it may be a good fit. It could be used in a blend with CWRS when selling to customer specification, rather than formal grade. It could be used as a single hold in a larger shipment of a different class such as CWRS. They could be sold as a single variety, such as selling Prosper only to a single enduse customer, though that is vulnerable to that customer changing their mind. What’s harder to see is whether a market for the entire class will evolve. “There are lots of places buyers can get their arms around a midprotein wheat at a freight advantage over Canada,” she said.

She said the creation of the new class arose from the need to tighten up standards in Canada’s premier CWRS milling wheat class, which had become more pressing as varieties towards the lower end of the protein spectrum became more popular. “It didn’t just pop up out of nowhere,” Sweeney said. “From this need to protect Canada’s reputation, a desire to realign the varieties/classes grew. The varieties in this new class are better than general purpose, but are not CWRS quality.” For wheat buyers, consistency is king, Sweeney said, making taking action important for the sector. “Buyers want and expect consistent functionality,” Sweeney said. “They want it to behave the same way each time we sell them a shipment and they take a portion of that shipment into their mills and other production facilities.” They also value a consistent yearround and year-to-year supply, she said. “They don’t want ebbs and flows,” she said.

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he Canadian Northern Hard Red (CNHR) wheat class is poised to expand Aug. 1, 2018 — but no one is exactly sure how the change is going to play out. The new CNHR class is already home to U.S. dark northern varieties, such as Faller, Prosper and Elgin ND. Next summer they’ll be joined by an additional 25 CWRS varieties and four CPSR varieties to round out the new class. Popular varieties like Harvest and Kane are included in this shuffle. A panel discussion last month at Ag Days highlighted more questions than answers and a growing sense the move may come with some growing pains as CNHR finds its markets.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Yield Manitoba 2018 valuable tool for Manitoba farmers

The 18th edition of the annual publication is a supplement in this week’s Manitoba Co-operator “I think it is important to farmers because it is independent, real farm data from a large number of acres in Manitoba and that is better than getting coffee shop hype or marketing hype.”

BY ALLAN DAWSON Co-operator staff


anitoba farmers, on average, reaped a bumper crop in 2016, despite a record number of hail claims and excessive rain in some areas. A few new yield records were set and most major crops, except for field peas, yielded above the 10-year average. This information comes from a breakdown of yields by crop variety provincially and by crop insurance risk area, found in the 18th edition of Yield Manitoba, a supplement in this week’s Manitoba Co-operator. Amid all the talk about ‘ b i g d a t a’ Y i eld Manitoba and its online companion Management Plus (https:// mmpp_index.html), are practical data sources for farmers. The data comes from the Manitoba Agricultural Service Corporation’s (MASC) crop insurance program, collected from almost 10 million acres, giving farmers and the agricultural industry deep insight

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Yield Manitoba, a supplement in this week’s Manitoba Co-operator, is a valuable benchmarking tool for farmers, says Doug Wilcox, the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation’s manager of research administration.   PHOTO: ALLAN DAWSON

into what’s being grown and its performance. As expected, yields varied around the province in 2016. Some municipalities struggled, such as Emerson-Franklin in the southern Red River Valley, where average field pea and canola yields were poor. But not far away the Rural Municipality of Roland had the highest average yields by

municipality for red spring wheat, soybeans, oats, grain corn and flax. (See the Year in Review story in Yield Manitoba for more details.) Lots of other municipalities harvested bumper crops too. The Municipality of Roblin, northwest of Riding Mountain National Park, had the highest average yields for feed wheat and canola.

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Roblin also had the highest average yield for a specific variety of feed wheat and canola in Manitoba. Yield Manitoba, and Management Plus, aren’t just cur iosities, but impor tant tools for farmers, says Doug Wilcox, MASC’s manager of research administration. “I think it is important to farmers because it is independent, real farm data from a large number of acres in Manitoba and that is better than getting coffee shop hype or marketing hype,” Wilcox said in a recent interview. “It’s from a 10-million-acre test plot. “You certainly can be comfortable when the data is from a large number of acres in your area, using on-farm production practices, whereas scientific trials are usually small plots, using high inputs and are best for comparing between varieties. In terms of getting a realistic yield potential, probably on-farm data is best. Usually scientific trials aren’t conducted next door to you, whereas the yields we are reporting are from you and your neighbours on similar soil in similar regions in the same year.” Current and past issues of Yield Manitoba are also available on the Management Plus website. Yield Manitoba data allows farmers to compare yields, by variety and by risk area, providing insight as to how they perform under different growing conditions, Wilcox added. A breakdown of yields by variety provincially, compared over time, can help far mers spot varieties with consistent yields under varying conditions. In a d d i t i o n t o t h e d a t a and the 2016 crop in review, Yield Manitoba has agroclimatic maps from Manitoba Agriculture, documenting the weather through the growing season. The publication is a great benchmarking tool, Wilcox said. Farmers can compare their yields against their risk area. If they are below average the farmer can look for rea-

sons; if above he or she is on the right track. Farmers can dig even deeper online with Management Plus. Want to know how much fertilizer farmers in your municipality, on average, applied by crop and the average yield? Use the fertilizer data browser ( h t t p s : / / w w w. m a s c. m b. c a / m a s c . n s f / m m p p _ b r ow s e r _ fertilizer.html). When this article was written 2016 data wasn’t posted yet. But in 2015 in the RM of Roland farmers planted almost 25,000 acres of canola averaging 48 bushels an acre. The query tool also shows those canola growers applied an average of 122 pounds of nitrogen, 39 pounds of phosphorus, six pounds of potassium and 13 pounds of sulphur. Given the string of bumper crops, despite weather challenges, could this be the new normal? Climate change experts forecast more extremes in weather, Wilcox said. Perhaps, in between the disasters the weather and crop production will be very good. “Bu t t h e o n e - i n - 1 0 - ye a r events are likely to be real bad hits when they do occur, not just affecting corn or soybeans or a single crop,” he said. “It hasn’t happened yet (in recent years), but I wouldn’t place bets that it would never happen, that is for sure.” Re c e n t l y Ma n i t o b a c ro p yields have never been better and yield variability never lower, Wilcox said. “But that is in part not just because of newer varieties… it is because of improved management,” he said. Farmers are, on average, applying more fertilizer. And in recent years there has been enough moisture and a long enough growing season, to make use of it, Wilcox said. “People are driving bigger equipment,” he added. “They have the capability to drive through mud… to get the job done — planting, or harvesting or whatever. The infrastructure on a large farm can handle a lot more and probably is.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Phosphate products vary, but fate the same Over time, they all want to become plant-unavailable phosphate rock BY GORD GILMOUR Co-operator editor


ll phosphate fertilizers might not be created equal — but in the end they all wind up that way. That was the message Don Flaten, a University of Manitoba soil science professor, shared with farmers last month during a session at Ag Days. That’s because it’s a highly reactive compound and over time, the very different sources of phosphate applied to farm fields interacts with soil and organic material to eventually revert to phosphate rock. In some cases, that means several transformations for the products, Flaten said. “It’s a very reactive compound,” Flaten said. “Over time, a lot of different sources of P become the same old stuff.” That can mean there’s ample phosphate present in the soils, but little available for plant use, he said. “There’s lots of P in our soils, as much as 1,000 to 2,000 pounds, but most of it is tied up,” Flaten said. “P gets stuck onto all sorts of different stuff all the time.” That means that in the year of application, phosphate fertilizer efficacy is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10 to 20 per cent. “A lot of it winds up down here attached to soil particles or incorporated into soil solids,” he said. T h a t ’s b e c a u s e t h e r e’s only one type of phosphorus that’s usable by the plant — orthophosphorus. “It’s not in chains, there’s a single P atom per molecule,” Flaten said. It’s difficult to predict how quickly it will be released in other forms bound to the soil. Farmers are advised to continue to fertilize since common phosphorus fertilizers, such as 11-52-0, follow predictable pathways. It first reacts very quickly with the soil calcium and magnesium, which is typically in ample supply in Manitoba, to form dical (dicalcium phosphate dihydrate) which is similar to mineral supplements fed to livestock. It later forms octacalcium, which we all carry around in our teeth and bones. Neither are readily plant available, but are still better than the next, and final, step in the transformation, when it becomes phosphate rock, Flaten said. “This is the form phosphate wants to be,” Flaten said. “It’s about as useful as gravel as a fertilizer.”

Don Flaten, of the University of Manitoba, fields questions from farmers following his Ag Days presentation last month.   PHOTO: GORD GILMOUR

Flaten also said farmers in We s t e r n C a n a d a s e e m t o have a good handle on what works in their conditions. Monoammonium phosphate (MAP), typically 11-52-0, cur-

rently holds about 90 per cent of the market in the region. “The last 75 years have set the stage for this,” Flaten said. “Farmers didn’t just pick this out of thin air.”

On the U.S. side of the line, the preferred phosphate source is triple super, or calcium dihydrogen phosphate as it’s also known. Little is sold on this side of the line, and

Flaten said that’s a good thing. Soil calcium in this region is already doing a too-effective job of tying up soil phosphate, he said. “Calcium goes after phosphate ions like a fox to a chicken,” he said. “ Tr iple super has calcium in it, so you’re buying foxes with your chickens. Flaten also noted that the most cost-effective phosphorus source was hog manure, and he was encouraged that many far mers seem to be adopting it. He also noted that the City of Winnipeg has signalled it intends to begin recycling nutrients from waste water. “This is a very good news story,” he said. “We don’t really have a cycle going on here, and most of our phosphate comes from rock deposits in western Africa. Over time, it’s being mined out.”

As needed T h i s i n e v i t a b l e t ra n s i t i o n means some of the best strategies for producers equal giving the plant exactly what it needs when it needs it. For example starter phosphorus on wheat crops, Flaten said, which seems to work well in research trials. “It made a big difference in the early-season vigour of that wheat crop,” Flaten said, pointing to trial results. “Even a small amount of starter P can make a big difference in cold soils in the spring, even just 10 pounds.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Corn grower association head has seen lots of change after 29 years on the job Theresa Bergsma looks back on how agriculture and corn have changed in Manitoba BY ALLAN DAWSON Co-operator staff / Carman


arming in Manitoba has changed a lot during the 29 years Theresa Bergsma has been general manager of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA). A s h e r Ju n e r e t i r e m e n t nears, Bergsma has been reflecting on some of them, including changes to grain corn. A combination of improved hybrids, improved agronomy and longer growing season, especially in the fall, has seen average corn yields not only more than double, but become more reliable. “There are years when we are just doing phenomenal,” Bergsma said last week in an interview. “That has been the most striking thing for me — how far we have come from.” I t ’s u n l i k e l y a n y o t h e r Manitoba crop can match corn’s yield increases. The five-year average provincial yield, including 2016’s record 147 bushels an acre, is 137. That’s up 88 per cent from the 1993 to 1997 fiveyear average of 73. (Public crop insurance data stops at 1993.) But when Bergsma started w o rk i n g f o r t h e M CG A i n 1988, the five-year average, based on Statistics Canada data, was just 57 bushels an acre. That year Manitoba farmers grew 85,000 acres of corn and the five-year average was 95,000. In 2016 there were almost 305,000 insured corn acres and the five- and 10-year

“There are years when we are just doing phenomenal. That has been the most striking thing for me — how far we have come from.” Theresa Bergsma

a v e r a g e s a re 2 8 3 , 0 0 0 a n d 203,000 acres, respectively. “Consistently (now) when we have a record yield we are usually even higher than Ontario, which is very interesting,” Bergsma said. “Whereas it used to take up to 15 to 20 years to bring an inbred to a hybrid it now can take as little as seven years. That is a big difference. That is why you see the speed of increase in good changes.” As Manitoba cor n yields have improved and stabilized, so too have plantings. “Now we are consistently from 250,000 to 350,000 acres with the odd bump of over 400,000 acres depending on where the prices are,” she said. In the early years plantings yo-yoed because of bumper or bust crops. Once every 10 years or so there was a wreck. But the worst recently was 2009, when corn averaged 46 bushels an acre. The last total bust was 2004 with an average of just 1.3 bushels an acre province-wide. How far mers far m has changed just as dramatically.

Theresa Bergsma has seen a lot of changes in Manitoba agriculture, including corn, during her 29 years as general manager of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA). She plans to retire in June.   PHOTO: ALLAN DAWSON

Bergsma recalls fathers skeptical about their sons’ push to add GPS technology to their equipment. But it wasn’t long before the older generation saw the technology paid for itself through less overlap of seed, fertilizer and chemical, she said. Genetically modified corn has made weed and insect control easier. Corn hybrids have improved, producing higher yields even though they require fewer heat units to mature. Hybrids are also m o re c o l d t o l e ra n t a l l ow ing for earlier spring plant-

ing. And once established, corn crops are heat and water tolerant. “All those things are really starting to come together and we are seeing the results of that,” Bergsma said. “I know for some parts of the province we would still like to be a little bit earlier just to bump it into the real safety zone.” There have been many highlights for Bergsma, but the MCGA’s success in convincing the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) to improve corn crop insurance stands out, she said.

“I think the biggest gain we made in crop insurance was to convince them (MASC) that we should go to individual coverage for corn farmers,” Bergsma said. Association board members found their straight 10-year average yields were higher than what MASC was using. The MCGA suspected many farmers on the fringe of the suitable corn-growing area were triggering crop insurance payments too often. Continued on next page »

Time right to explore commodity group merger Corn growers GM Theresa Bergsma says farmer feedback is needed on the next steps BY ALLAN DAWSON Co-operator staff / Carman


ost Manitoba farm commodity groups have been collaborating for years, now it’s time for farmers to explore merging, says Theresa Bergsma, the soon-to-retire general manager of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA). “I don’t know where it is going to land us but we’ve talked about it enough now as boards and as groups we need to bring the membership up to date and we have to get their feedback,” Bergsma said in an interview Feb. 7. That’s just what was scheduled to happen at the 4th annual CropConnect meeting in Winnipeg Feb. 15. Farmer and DobsonLead consultant, Kelly Dobson, was to tell farmers about the talks commodity groups have been having about collaboration and even merging, and then get farmers’ feedback. “We have to see if this is something they need us to look at further,” Bergsma said. “For some of us groups that have been hands on with this for a

“Each group has to come to it at its own speed. But I do think it is kind of an ideal time to look at this.” Theresa Bergsma

while — we (corn growers) are probably on the third year — it is either time to stop and just do collaboration or find out from the membership if they want us to work on something further.” There are models, including the Grain Growers of Ontario, which saw most of that province’s commodity groups come together under one roof several years ago, Bergsma said. “I am not saying that is what we would end up with exactly, but look at the money they have been able to invest in smaller crops because they have it,” she said. Some commodity groups are more interested in merging than others. “That’s fair,” Bergsma said. “Each group has to come to it at its own speed. But I do think it is kind of an ideal time to look at this.”

In 2013 Halbstadt farmer Danny Penner publicly called on commodity groups to come together to make better use of farmers’ money collected through commodity checkoffs. “I would say that planted a bit of a seed,” Bergsma said. T h e Ma n i t o b a C o r n G r ow e r s Association wants to explore merging with other commodity groups, she said and its executive has passed a motion to do that. “But we need to make sure the members support it,” Bergsma said. “If there are some favourable to it then the next step is an individual survey of farmers.” The MCGA and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association have already agreed to share a new general manager, Pam de Rocquigny, who will

take over from Bergsma. There are other commodity group bosses who might be thinking of doing other things, she said. “It may be a really good time to be looking at what we can do to maximize what we have and minimize the disruption,” Bergsma said. “I just hope we have a good discussion about it.” Some crops, including corn, have been doing all right on their own, but others such as sunflowers and flax are struggling, because acreage is down resulting in less checkoff revenue, she said. Most commodity groups have agronomists. If they worked for one organization there would be better co-ordination and increased efficiency, Bergsma said. “We have learned in Manitoba that it is good to have crop options and we have more than any other province and we need to milk that,” she said. “We need to explore that even more. If farmers are looking for a reduction in checkoff that is not necessarily going to happen. I really don’t think it will. It is more about using the money and then leverage it.”


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Many had cattle, which were fed the corn that didn’t mature in time, plus they got a crop insurance payment. MASC warned going to individual coverage could discourage some corn production. But the change benefited most corn growers, Bergsma said. Manitoba has a good crop insurance program, but it’s not perfect, she added. The MCGA is still lobbying MASC to remove a deductible that kicks in if corn crops are written off in the fall before being harvested. Instead of getting 100 per cent coverage it drops to 85 per cent. MASC, which introduced the deductible in 2010, said it is to ensure farmers who harvest a poor crop aren’t worse off

than those who don’t because of the extra costs they face and because of reduced program funding. It’s unfair to put the cost burden on corn, Bergsma said. “In our discussions with the new minister (Ralph Eichler) I t h i n k we w i l l s e e s o m e changes there,” she said. Other highlights include building the MCGA’s Carman office in 2000. The association needed the space as the cash advance program it administers grew. The office is also home to the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers Association and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association. “I think it was a good move in a lot of ways,” she said. “It gave us our own building and own visibility, but the interaction between organizations

was able to begin because you are in the same building.” (See sidebar.) Administering the cash advance program helped fund the MCGA until it began getting a half of one per cent checkoff on corn sales in 1998. Most of the money collected goes to fund corn research. When Bergsma started running the MCGA it was a parttime job, but it wasn’t long until it was full time and more staff was hired. Farm policy is one of the things Bergsma enjoys. When she started the job, in addition to crop insurance, the Western Grain Stabilization Plan was the main safety net for grain farmers. A long list of programs have come and gone since then, including the Net Income Stabilization Account (NISA), the Gross

Revenue Insurance Program (GRIP), the Agricultural Income Disaster Assistance (AIDA) program, Canadian Fa r m In c o m e Pr o g ra m (CFIP), Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization Program (CAIS) with AgriInvest and AgriStability in place now. “In the grain industr y AgriStability, most guys are dropping out of it,” Bergsma said. The MCGA is worki n g t h ro u g h t h e Ke y s t o n e Agricultural Producers and Grain Growers of Canada to find a program that meets governments’ fiscal constraints while providing farmers with predictable support, she said. R e c e i v i n g t h e Q u e e n’s Jubilee Medal while serving on the Grain Growers of Canada board was another milestone for Bergsma.

“Your peers submit you for that honour,” she said. “To me that is the kind of recognition that I appreciate.” Bergsma also praised the many MCGA directors she worked with. “I wouldn’t have become the person I am in policy without the support of a strong board and a supportive board.” Bergsma said she is going to miss working for farmers and staff. While looking forward to spending more time with her husband Talbot, their four children and 14 grandchildren, Bergsma isn’t ruling out taking on some farm policy, but on her own terms. “Anything that can move the ag industry forward I would still love to be involved with.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

They’re crushing it! And that’s a good thing Canola crushers are enjoying hefty margins, but that’s actually good news for farmers — especially given the poor-quality crop BY JENNIFER BLAIR Staff


oor conditions at harvest have been good for Western Canada’s crushers, which are soaking up canola that would otherwise be hard to market. Weekly canola crush levels hit a record high of just over 200,000 tonnes the first week in January for the second time ever. While crush levels dipped the following week, the total crush as of Jan. 11 was 4.12 million tonnes versus 3.64 million tonnes a year earlier. That’s a sizzling 14.4 per cent jump over the record-setting 8.3-million-tonne crush set just last year (which smashed the old record, set in 2014-15 by nearly a million tonnes). The rate at which crushers are roaring ahead is proof positive of the “strong demand for canola oil around the world,” said Alberta Canola general manager Ward Toma. The poor condition of this year’s crop is also a major factor. “They don’t want to move it into the seed export system because you can’t risk it going bad in a boat or a big terminal, so it’s available for the crushers to use,” said Toma. A lot of canola, especially in Alberta, came off in poor condition during the wet fall, and there have been “a lot of reports of storage problems.” But the situation would be much worse if there wasn’t the option to sell to crushers, he said. “You can sell the product out rather than have it go bad in your bin if it’s in risky condition,” said Toma. “Producers are able to get it out of storage and off the farm, which is a benefit in and of itself.

Exporting poor-quality canola seed overseas is a risky proposition, but fortunately a lot of this year’s crop will be processed on the Prairies.   PHOTO: CANOLA COUNCIL OF CANADA

“You have a bunch of canola on your farm that could go bad quickly because it’s in poor quality, so the ability to move it — even at existing prices... is a benefit to the farmer.” Sexsmith, Alta. farmer Greg Sears is glad to see that domestic crushers are “on a good run” — an estimated $116 per tonne above the nearby futures in early January, compared to just $73 a year earlier. “The crushers have very good margins right now — there’s a lot of canola available to crush in Western Canada, and there’s obviously a good market for the product,” said Sears, who is also chair of the Alberta Canola board.

“We know we’ve got a substantial canola crop this year, and it’s good to see a high rate of disappearance, both with the domestic crushers and the export seed market.”

‘Basis should narrow’ Aside from the short-term benefits of moving some crop off the farm, producers will benefit in the long run from this strong demand, even without premium prices, said Sears. “Any time we have a situation where we have a good market for export on the unprocessed seed and a good domestic market for domestic processing, it’s a good sign the industry is healthy,” he said.

“There’s obviously a good demand, and ultimately, the basis should narrow and the markets should be maintained or improved as far as what the producers see at the farm gate.” Good crush margins also encourage the industry to invest in more domestic capacity, he added. As of mid-January, crush plants were running at 89.3 per cent of capacity (versus 83.1 per cent a year ago.) “They’re certainly running at a high utilization, and I don’t think there’s a whole lot more room in the immediate future for them to take more product,” said Sears. “But in the long term, if there’s still demand and the capability is still there from the producers to supply the product, they’ll be able to expand.” That’s critical for the future growth of the industry. “Those two forces are kept in balance, and that’s what ensures the producer gets the best price for the product,” said Sears. “Any time we see one or the other in tough times, that makes it harder for producers to sell the product for the best value.” It also provides producers “a bit more marketing options globally,” added Toma. “It’s another participant in the marketplace for farmers to have. You have crushers bidding, so you’re not just tied to the seed export market,” he said. “If something happens in the seed export market, we can move product through as oil or meal. We can differentiate those marketplaces. It provides more choice and more competition.” — with files from Commodity News Service Canada

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Minnesota Soybean Processors plans to expand out of its base at Brewster, Minnesota, with a proposed plant at Spiritwood, North Dakota.   PHOTO: MINNESOTA SOYBEAN PROCESSORS

Westman soybean plant proponents not discouraged by North Dakota plant




The Westman Opportunities Leadership Group says a plant proposed for Spiritwood, N.D. shows how fast soybean production is growing on the northern Great Plains BY ALLAN DAWSON Co-operator staff


committee studying the case for building a soybean-crushing plant in western Manitoba is undeterred by plans announced last week for one in Spiritwood, North Dakota, 140 km west of Fargo. “I think this just confirms to us that there is a significant potential here and I am quite sure we will continue to investigate and see where this leads us,” Allan Preston, co-vice-chair of the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG), said Feb. 8 in an interview. “Although there is due diligence to be done yet (on the proposed plant at Spiritwood) and there are no shovels in the ground, this lends credence to the fact that our soybean acreage throughout the northern Great Plains, on both sides of the border, is expanding north and west at a pretty phenomenal rate. “This new facility will be about six hours from my house. That’s a pretty big radius. We are focusing considerably farther north and farther west from where this would be, so in essence they would not necessarily be competing for the same acres anyway.” Minnesota Soybean Processors, a co-operative, announced Feb. 7 it wants to build a US$240-million 3,400-tonne-a-day soybean meal, oil and biodiesel plant in Spiritwood. The company hasn’t raised all of the funding yet, but officials said they are optimistic they will start bringing in soybeans in the fall of 2018, Agweek reported. Choosing a location allows the co-op to do a preliminary engineering and design study, which would determine the “feasibility of construction.” The co-op said it will work with the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission to complete the feasibility study. Minnesota Soybean Processors began crushing soybeans at Brewster, Minnesota in 2003 and added a biodiesel operation in 2005. “Our preliminary market analysis shows there are markets this facility would serve that would complement our current efforts

“I think this just confirms to us that there is a significant potential here and I am quite sure we will continue to investigate and see where this leads us.” Allan Preston

at the Brewster facility to reach both global and domestic markets for meal and oil,” Minnesota Soybean Processors general manager Scott Austin said in a news release. “We also believe that the biodiesel from this plant would serve both domestic and international markets.” The new plant would produce about 900,000 tons of soybean meal per year and 490 million pounds of oil. Half the oil produced would go to biodiesel and the rest to food-grade soybean oil. Community leaders in western Manitoba have been thinking about the potential for a soybean-crushing plant for a while, WOLG chairman Ray Redfern said in an interview Dec. 22. WOLG, whose volunteer members include business, farm and civic leaders from western Manitoba, was formed to investigate the idea. In partnership with the Brandon Economic Development Corporation they have hired EcDev Solutions to build a detailed work plan centred around “a strategic approach to assessing and, if applicable, pursuing the identified potential opportunity along with identifying funding sources for these efforts,” WOLG said in a news release. Funding for the preliminary work came from the Brandon Economic Development Corporation, with oversight by WOLG. The WOLG investigation will be based on a hexane solvent extraction plant costing $60 million to $175 million. Currently WOLG members are not investing to build the plant, nor are they soliciting investments, Preston said. “What we are doing is laying the groundwork through the region and seeking out interest from various levels trying to get that solid foundation to make it

an attractive situation to bring in a company that wants to build,” he said. In May 2015 a study prepared for the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) and Soy 20/20 concluded Manitoba soybean production could sustain a 2,000-tonne-a-day soybean-crushing plant, in part because of poor and expensive rail service to export soybeans and import soybean meal. For several years soybeans have been Manitoba’s thirdmost-planted crop behind canola and spring wheat, respectively. Soybean plantings are expected to continue growing because of its profitability for farmers and ability to tolerate stress, including wet soil. In 2016 Manitoba farmers planted a record 1.64 million acres of crop-insured soybeans, up 310,000 acres or 23 per cent from 2015, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation data shows. Moreover, the province-wide yield averaged 42 bushels an acre — exceeding the previous record of 38 set in 2013 and tied in 2015. As a result Manitoba farmers produced a record 18 million tonnes of soybeans last year. Industry observers expect two million acres of soybeans this year. If the pace set the last five years continues Manitoba soybean plantings will hit three million acres by 2022. Meanwhile, the local demand for soybean meal is expected to increase, Preston said. “We see an expanding hog industry here in Manitoba and expanding demand for soybean meal hog rations,” he said. “The stars are aligned in a fashion that makes locating a plant somewhere in southwestern Manitoba still a pretty good idea.”

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Minnesota investigates origin of resistant Palmer amaranth North Dakota has a similar problem, also thought to spring from contaminated conservation planting mixes By Renita D. Young Reuters


innesota has launched an investigation to find the source of seed mixes contaminated with weed seeds after the aggressive, herbicideresistant Palmer amaranth weed was found on 30 areas planted in a federal conservation program. The weed grows very fast, reaching up to eight feet in height and can hold back commercial crops, potentially threatening hundreds of millions of dollars of production. Yield losses have been reported of up to 91 per cent in corn and 79 per cent in soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in areas where the weed has previously been found. The weed is native to the dry, southwestern part of the United States. In some parts of that region, it has developed resistance to glyphosate. The U.S. federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays farmers to return tilled acreage to native plants. The Minnesota investigation is seeking to determine if the program inadvertently introduced the weed into the state. Palmer amaranth also has appeared in Iowa, Illinois, In d i a n a , Oh i o, Ne b ra s k a , Wisconsin and Michigan, including on land in the federal conservation program. Minnesota tracked down the weed on the conservation areas in the southwestern part of the state, after the person who created the seed mix and planted it said that the plots might be contaminated. He had been alerted by a client who had spotted the weed on conservation land, according to state Agriculture Department spokesman Allen Sommerfeld. Minnesota now wants to find out where the weed seed came from and how it got into the conservation mix, according to University of Minnesota professor and extension weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus, a researcher involved in the investigation. Under the state’s seed law, it is illegal to sell or transport seed mixes containing the Palmer amaranth seed. Penalties can include fines of up to $7,500 per day, Sommerfeld said. Investigators are interviewing individuals, including some at seed companies, as well as analyzing seeds and mixes, and checking the accuracy of seed labels, said Clifford Watrin, a supervisor of seed law at the state’s Agriculture Department. Last week, Watrin told native seed suppliers and planters in a letter that extra monitoring of seed supply was needed. The Agriculture Department now has a DNA test for Palmer amaranth seeds, as the seed cannot be distinguished from other weed seeds by sight. Agriculture officials hope this test will help stop more Palmer amaranth seeds from entering the local market. Minnesota has set aside US$50,000 for the investigation, said Watrin. Governor Mark

Minnesota tracked down the weed on the conservation areas in the southwestern part of the state, after the person who created the seed mix and planted it said that the plots might be contaminated.

Dayton has called for another US$300,000 a year to boost resources for enforcing state regulation over weeds, Sommerfeld said. Though Palmer amaranth has also appeared in conservation plantings in other states, it has been hard to narrow down the source. Farmers have been keen to sign

up for the federal conservation program to supplement incomes as grain prices fall. The USDA said on Tuesday it expects net farm income to fall in 2017 to its lowest level since 2002. The USDA told Reuters it was aware of the problem present in seed mixes, but does not monitor seed lots purchased by participants.

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Former environmental official defends biofuels A former Ontario official is taking on financial heavyweights in a new report BY ALEX BINKLEY Co-operator contributor


ormer Ontario environment commissioner Gord Miller is taking on some financial heavyweights in his ongoing defence of government support for biofuels. In a report called Staying the Course, Miller blasts the Ecofiscal Commission, an economics think-tank, for calling for an end to the federal and provincial biofuel mandates because they’re too costly for the environmental improvement they deliver. “Ecofiscal’s recommendation would result in more emissions; poorer air quality; increased consumer costs; and shut down clean technology research and development being conducted by the biofuels industry,” Miller said. “Renewable fuels mandates are critical for transportation emission reductions in the near and longer term. There’s no good argument that this course needs

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When compared with other policies, especially carbon pricing, biofuels are clearly not the most cost-effective approach to reducing GHG emissions, the commission says in its own report, Course Correction. That report says low-carbon transportation policies are still likely needed to complement emerging carbon pricing policies

correction. Now is the time to keep a firm grip on the tiller and continue staying the course. Canada must not abandon renewable fuel mandates, the single largest guaranteed source of transportation fuel emission reductions.” Ecofiscal says carbon pricing will reduce emissions at a lower cost.

“Ecofiscal’s recommendation would result in more emissions; poorer air quality; increased consumer costs; and shut down clean technology research and development being conducted by the biofuels industry.” Gord Miller

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gies that prove the most effective and economically viable should win the day. A pan-Canadian carbon price “is the most effective and costeffective way to achieve Canada’s climate targets. Achieving a broad-based carbon price in Canada will shift the incentives for developing and deploying low-carbon technologies,” Ecofiscal’s report reads. Among Ecofiscal’s commissioners are Don Drummond, a former associate deputy minister of finance, Chris Ragan, a special adviser of the Finance Department, Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president of the Conference Board of Canada and Mel Cappe, a former chief clerk of the federal Privy Council. On its advisory board is Dominic Barton, head of the global consulting firm of McKinsey & Co. and chair of the advisory committee to Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Miller says that the economic and environmental case for Canadian biofuel policies and mandates is “quite different” from the negative assessment Ecofiscal presents. “Biofuel mandates are key to any effective climate policy and should be increased by Canadian governments contrary to Ecofiscal’s recommendations,” he said. “If the recommendation to phase out renewable fuel mandates was adopted by government, the policy structure shaping the biofuels industry would change profoundly, there would be serious implications to the existing industry and ongoing research into next-generation low-carbon fuels, and there would be negative environmental and economic implications.” Miller says Ecofiscal made a serious error in concluding that ethanol was too costly an octane source for conventional gasoline. It treated ethanol as a substitute for gasoline. “Gasoline must be blended to achieve an anti-knock performance standard referred to as octane,” he said. “Producing the required octane with a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons while meeting pollution standards is expensive.” As for Ecofiscal’s doubts about biofuels reducing air pollution, Miller says reviews have consistently found “adequate evidence of substantive improvements in air emissions especially at the tailpipe where in urban areas the health effects of poor air quality are most problematic.” “The first-generation biofuels industries in Canada are now well established and viable in the absence of subsidies, but attempts to launch secondgeneration biofuels and other advanced fuel technologies are at a critical stage,” he said. “The liquid transportation fuel retail supply structure is in the control of the fossil petroleum industry that has no reason to support alternative fuels. Shutting down mandator y access to the liquid transportation fuel market seems a sure way to terminate investment in research and development of renewable low-carbon fuels.” As well, Ecofiscal objects to ongoing public funding of biofuels “while there is no mention of the substantial subsidies, both historic and ongoing, to the fossil petroleum fuel industry,” he said.


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China urges Corn Belt regions to offer user subsidies The proposed move would be aimed at livestock feed companies in a move to boost demand BY HALLIE GU AND JOSEPHINE MASON BEIJING / Reuters


eijing is urging regional authorities in the nation’s top four corn-producing regions to offer subsidies to livestock feed companies, the latest move to boost demand for a bumper crop, according to a source briefed on the matter. T h e c o u n t r y ’s S t a t e Administration of Grains and the Ministry of Finance issued a joint document dated Jan. 13 outlining the recommendations to northeastern regions of Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning and Jilin, according to the source and local media.

Only feed producers that produced more than 50,000 tonnes in 2015 and have local operations can apply for the subsidy. The corn must also be bought by end April and processed by end June, according to the source. Other stipulations are that they must only use the funds to buy local corn harvested in 2016 and store it in their own facilities, the source said citing the document. The size of the subsidies, which would effectively make corn cheaper for feed producers, was not disclosed. Analysts also questioned the impact of the move as the bulk of China’s vast feed-making industry, the top user of the

grain is located in the country’s south and would not be eligible for the subsidies. Industry websites, including Shanghai JC Intelligence Co. Ltd. (JCI) and, have also reported the details of the release without citing sources and photos of the document, were circulating on Wechat, China’s mobile social platform. Their authenticity could not be verified. A spokeswoman for the Grains Administration declined to comment. The Ministry of Finance had not responded to requests for comment. It’s not known if the provinces, which B:10.25” are home to most T:10.25” corn farmof the country’s

ers, have complied with the recommendation. The move comes after China announced a strategy at the end of December to tackle its corn glut following a decadelong stockpiling program, including a push to use more grain as livestock feed. It re f l e c t s a n i n t e n s i f ying effort by Beijing to force regional authorities to bear the financial burden of buttressing their corn industries. I n O c t o b e r l a s t y e a r, Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin doled out subsidies to corn processors, the secondlargest users of the grain who make products such as cornstarch, sugars and alcohol. But analysts said more corn

processors had benefited from the subsidies and the impact of subsidies for only a few feed producers was likely to be limited. “This won’t help increase the demand for corn unlike the subsidies to corn-processing companies,” said Cofco Futures analyst Meng Jinhui. Still, it could give sentiment and prices a further boost. Hopes of central government measures to spur consumption have triggered a monthslong rally, with prices hitting 18-month highs on Monday. Turnover and open interest hit all-time highs, eclipsing soymeal, typically the country’s largest agricultural derivatives market.






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Syngenta says bridge financing finalized for merger

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The company is now working with its prospective parent company ChemChina to lock up long-term financing BY LUDWIG BURGER AND PAUL ARNOLD Reuters


yngenta says the bridge financing for C h e m C h i n a’s a g r e e d US$43-billion takeover had been secured and that it was working with its prospective parent company on longerterm funding of the deal. “A l l t h e b r i d g e f i n a n c ing to close the transaction i s i n p l a c e a n d i r re v o c a ble. In terms of the longerter m financing Syngenta and ChemChina are working together to get the optimal structure in place, that is ongoing,” finance chief Mark Patrick told Reuters in a phone interview Feb. 7. The company is confident that the transaction will get approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce MOFCOM, causing no delay beyond the second quarter, when the merger partners aim to wrap up the d e a l , c h i e f e x e c u t i ve Er i k Fyrwald said in the interview. He a d d e d h e h a d b e e n assured there were no talks about merging Chinese state-owned chemical firms Sinochem Group and ChemChina that could disrupt the planned Sino-Swiss deal. “I speak personally with ChemChina chair man Ren ( J i a n x i n ) . We h a v e b e e n repeatedly assured that there are no discussions going on with other parties about any merger in China at this time,” Fyrwald said. So u rc e s t o l d Re u t e r s i n October that Sinochem and ChemChina were in discussions about a possible merger to create a chemicals, fertilizer and oil giant with almost US$100 billion in annual revenue. Syngenta earlier said i t e x p e c t s i t s t a ke ove r by ChemChina to close in the second quarter of 2017 as it makes progress in winning regulatory approval for the deal.

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The McPhail outfit circa 1919 Once again a historic photo gives us insight into a world long past

The McPhail Sawyer Massey thresher in 1919. The machine does not appear to be running as there is a man on top of the machine bent over doing something, perhaps oiling the bearing on a shaft. The spokes on the pulleys are visible which indicates the pulleys are not revolving. If the pulleys were revolving the spokes would not be visible. In addition, the man on top of the machine would have been foolish to get close to moving pulleys and belts as projecting keys and metal belt lacing possessed the terrible ability to catch clothing and pull the person into the machinery. While oiling the babbitt bearings in use at the time needed to be done on a very regular basis, long spouted oil cans allowed the operators to remain as far away as possible from revolving parts. All the same, in the Pioneer era, missing fingers and limbs were common as a result of farm machinery accidents.   PHOTO: MANITOBA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

BY ALEX CAMPBELL Manitoba Agricultural Museum


mong the photos donated to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum is a series of photos taken on the Archie McPhail farm northeast of Brandon sometime around 1919. The photo seen here shows the threshing machine in use by Archie McPhail at the time, a wooden Sawyer Massey. The other photos seen in the series show the machine being powered by a Sawyer Massey 25-45 kerosene tractor which was in production from 1911 to 1922. Given the tractor is fitted with an automotive-type radiator, not the tank type that early production 25-45 tractors were fitted with, it is likely that the outfit, tractor and threshing machine, were purchased sometime after 1912. Wooden threshing machines were obsolete by 1919 with the introduction of steel threshers which featured a steel frame to support the threshing mechanism and were covered with light galvanized steel sheathing. As can be seen here, the wooden machines had a tim-

Wooden separators posed various problems such as being prone to rot, fire and the need for the machine to be stored and operated in a level position to prevent the wooden frame from “racking” or being twisted...

ber frame which supported the mechanism with the sheathing being thin tongue-and-groove wooden boards about three inches in width. Wooden separators posed various problems such as being prone to rot, fire and the need for the machine to be stored and operated in a level position to prevent the wooden frame from “racking” or being twisted which opened the joints of the wooden frame so weakening the frame. Steel machines were not as

prone to these problems and were capable of being abused with minor ill effects. For fire to destroy a steel machine, the machine would have had to be full of straw in order to create enough heat to buckle the frame. Sawyer Massey may have persisted with wooden machines for several reasons such as a better supply of quality wood in Canada such as red and white spruce, white oak, rock elm and so on, which was available from Ontario forests. As well, Sawyer Massey may have had no choice but to persist in manufacturing wooden separators after 1914 as the war would have absorbed all the steel that manufacturers were able to produce. As usual in these photos there are some interesting details. Of particular note is the jackrabbit hanging from the rear of the machine. The crew obviously took an opportunity to get fresh rabbit for their supper. At the time fresh meat was fairly rare as there was limited refrigeration available on farm and usually consisted of an ice house. Ice can only keep meat and produce at a temperature just above freezing unless one uses large amounts of salt mixed with the ice.

Generally farmers did not do this due to the expense, labour involved and the problems of what to do with the salt water that resulted. While one could slaughter a beef or hog when a threshing crew was on farm, this was a labour-intensive operation to be undertaken when there was all sorts of other work to be done. If there was a big enough crew to be fed then the farmer would undertake a slaughter. In addition, in many areas a “beef ring” operated. A beef ring consisted of a number of families. An individual family slaughtered an animal once a week or so and then shared the meat with the other families in the ring. According to some accounts of beef ring operations, some rings featured beef breeds not common today but with some novel genetics that allowed for the animal to consist of nothing but six front legs and a very long neck. Or at least the writers thought so, as the meat was so tough. Food was prepared by the farmer’s wife and feeding three meals to a threshing crew was a major undertaking which would require not only the wife’s full

attention but at least one helper, if not more, in order to generate the volume of food needed for breakfast, lunch and supper. Some accounts of threshing operations mention crews quitting en masse as the food was not adequate in terms of quantity or quality. Bachelor farmers would be particularly hard pressed and so would need to hire a cook if one could be found. Given the numbers of men involved in a threshing crew, the cost of meals would have been substantial and many farmers would have been tempted to reduce costs where possible. However, in achieving economical meals, the crew may rush the job to escape poor meals and move on to a job that perhaps featured better meals. However, if the crew rushed by “crowding” the separator, this then resulted in the machine throwing grain over. Grain thrown over would cost the farmer more than he saved with substandard meals. Alex Campbell is the director of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, which is open year round and operates a website at which can provide visitors with information.


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017


Prairie fare Do you need a vitamin pill? Do your homework before taking vitamin supplements BY JULIE GARDEN-ROBINSON NDSU Extension Service


ou need to eat more vegetables,” my husband said to our 13-year-old daughter. He was scraping the uneaten vegetables from her plate while she was getting a daily kids’ vitamin for herself. I walked into the kitchen during their conversation. “I really don’t like vegetables,” she announced a little sheepishly. I can attest that she has been my challenging vegetable eater, but she is similar to lots of kids in that respect. She takes the once-daily vitamin as a little “nutrition insurance policy.” “Eating a vitamin isn’t going to make up for leaving your vegetables on your plate,” he added. “Go, Dad!” I thought to myself. I couldn’t have said it better myself. “I like carrots and cauliflower but not green vegetables,” she said as she glanced in my direction. “You need to buy some cauliflower, Mom.” “I can do that,” I said. I also will invite her into the kitchen to help prepare the cauliflower. When kids help prepare food, they are more likely to eat it. Along with a select group of vegetables, my daughter likes fruit, so she probably is fine in terms of vitamin and fibre intake. She also eats beans, such as kidney and navy beans, which can count as a protein or a vegetable. Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is one visual way to determine how we are doing on nutrient intake. Orange and dark-green vegetables are most likely to be lacking in our diet. The latest nutrition advice reminds us to fill half of our plate with fruits and vegetables. Think of your dinner plate divided into fourths. Fill a generous one-fourth of the plate with vegetables and the other fourth with fruit. Grains, especially whole grains, and lean protein make up each of the sections of the plate. Add some dairy or other calcium source on the side to round out the menu.

Vitamin supplements can help make up dietary shortfalls, but consult your doctor first because some health issues can mean a greater need for them.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

Vegetables and fr uits are excell e n t sources of vitamins, especially vitamins A and C, fibre and other phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that may protect us from disease. But what about those vitamin and mineral supplements that promise us we can get all the needed nutrition in pill form? Adding a daily nutrition supplement actually is not a bad idea, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

Super-simple fruit salad 1 (15-ounce) can fruit cocktail (canned in juice), drained 2 bananas, sliced 2 oranges, cut into bite-size pieces

In fact, the AMA recommends that all adults take a multivitamin supplement, but not necessarily individual vitamin supplements. Robert Fletcher, MD, Harvard Medical S c h o o l , a n d Ka t h l e e n Fa i r f i e l d , M D, Harvard School of Public Health, reviewed the evidence for including vitamin supplements in our diet. In their published paper, they stated: “Recent evidence has shown that suboptimal levels of vitamins, even well above those causing deficiency syndromes, are associated with increased risk of chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.” Be sure to speak with your health-care provider about dietary supplements. Older adults, women who are pregnant or breast feeding or soon may become pregnant, strict vegetarians, smokers and people who have more than two alcoholic drinks per day are most in need of supplements. In our area of the world, be sure to get adequate vitamin D because our skin is not exposed to enough sunlight for our bodies to make it. Be sure to consume vitamin D sources, such as fortified milk and cereal, eggs, tuna and salmon. Your health-care provider might recommend an individual supplement in this case. If you take supplements, remember that “more” isn’t necessarily “better.” Some risks are associated with consuming too much of a particular supplement. For example, calcium supplements in too high a dose may cause constipation and also could increase your risk of urinary stone formation. Too much vitamin C from supplements could result in diarrhea, nausea and cramps. D o yo u r h o m e w o rk w h e n i t c o m e s to supplements, and aim to consume a healthful diet as your first defence. Visit the U.S. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements at https:// for more research-based information about supplements. Here’s a colourful fruit salad my daughter will enjoy. It probably won’t remain on her plate at the end of the meal. This recipe is courtesy of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Fresno County.

Note: This recipe is easy to cut in half. You can refrigerate or freeze the extra fruit cocktail to use in fruit smoothies or other recipes. Makes 14 servings. Each serving has 60 calories, 0 grams (g) fat, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre and 10 milligrams sodium.

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This colourful fruit salad can help you improve your nutrient intake.   PHOTO: NDSU

Julie Garden-Robinson is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the department of health, nutrition and exercise sciences.


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017


Annual hockey game becoming a tradition The rivalry continues for its fifth year between a female team from MacGregor and Baker Hutterite Colony The Baker players were used to skating on their colony’s outdoor rink, and to playing hockey when the boys did, so they hoped to compete against a female team.

By Donna Gamache Freelance contributor


he town of MacGregor is becoming known for its celebrations during Louis Riel weekend. A variety of activities takes place, including a pancake breakfast, a bannock bake, and several sports: two-person curling; minor hockey and senior hockey; cross-country skiing, with equipment available; and, this year, a short demonstration by the Ca r b e r r y Sy n c r o Sk a t i n g Team. One highly anticipated activity is the annual hockey game between the MacGregor Iron Maidens and the women’s hockey t e a m f ro m n e a r by Ba k e r Hutterite Colony. This year’s game, scheduled for 7:30 on Monday, February 20, will be the fifth year that the two have met. The on-ice rivalry began when the Hutterite women approached MacGregor players to see if they would be interested in a game. The Baker players were used to skating on their colony's outdoor rink, and to playing hockey when the boys did, so they hoped to compete against a female team. The MacGregor players were happy to find someone from nearby to play against, instead of having to drive a long distance, and since then the game has become popular, with an ever-increasing crowd coming to watch. Many fans are surprised to see the Hutterite team

Let the game begin!   PHOTO: DONNA GAMACHE

play the game while wearing their usual long skirts, instead of the hockey equipment normally worn — but that doesn’t seem to hamper them. On the contrary, the women feel the skirts may give them an advantage. They do wear shin pads and helmets, so they aren’t unprotected. “We’re used to long skirts,” says Tirzah Maendel, one of the Baker Colony play-

ers. “We don’t feel they are a hindrance. They’re lighter weight than all the equipment, and sometimes the skirt can be used to stop a puck. But we don’t want to be considered a spectacle.” “ I t d o e s n’t s l ow t h e m down,” said an Iron Maiden player. “Sometimes the skirt actually hides the puck so we don’t see where it is.” “Many of our players wouldn’t be considered as

athletes,” says Maendel. “For us, the main reason for playing is just to have fun.” Over the years the rivalry has grown, and the game has become quite competitive, but body contact is not part of it — although the crowd might notice the occasional shove, or a little elbowing. So far the Baker team is undefeated, although nobody seemed certain of some scores.

Last year’s game was a 6-2 victory for Baker but it was special in a different way. Because of publicity concerning the plight of Syrian refugees, fans were asked to bring clothing or a money donation for refugee families moving into the area. About 10 bags of clothing were collected, as well as $400. This year’s winter fun day w i l l a l s o s u p p o r t a w o rt h y c a u s e. A c c o rd i n g t o Karla Gurka, Hear tland Recreation director from MacGregor, there will again be a silver collection, with proceeds going to the local Community Resource Centre and the Women’s Shelter. Bu t i t’s t h e Ba k e r / Iro n Maidens game that is once again expected to take the spotlight. The MacGregor team will be hoping to provide stiffer competition this year! Donna Gamache writes from MacGregor, Manitoba

The interesting and unusual pitcher plant This carnivorous plant doesn’t get its nutrients from the soil — it digests insects! By Albert Parsons Freelance contributor


arden centres often bring in unusual plants at this time of year to pique our interest, and one I saw recently did just that — the pitcher plant. These are both interesting and unusual as they are carnivorous plants. Just like lions, wolves and tigers that are carnivores, they derive their sustenance from other living creatures, and not from the soil. They feed on insects! This method of gaining nutrients is believed to be an adaptation they have made over the years to compensate for growing in very infertile soil and having to seek out nutrients elsewhere. How does a plant go about catching insects when it is anchored in the soil and doesn’t have sharp teeth or claws, unable to move about in search of prey? Actually, the pitcher plant does not have to go after its prey; it lets the prey come to it. The plants have peculiar structures that lure insects to their death — a pitcher-like structure that hangs from the plant held in place by a thin tendril that is an extension of the midrib of the leaf. It often has an attractively

coloured rim and emits a smell to lure insects to it. Many carnivorous plants give off a foul stench reminiscent of rotting flesh, but the pitcher plant’s smell is not offensive to humans, making it a good houseplant. Once an insect is lured to the rim of the pitcher it falls in, cannot escape and drowns. This is called a pitfall trap and once the insect has fallen into the liquid contained in the pitcher there is no escape. The inside walls are slippery, being covered with a waxy material that makes it impossible for the insect to climb out. The liquid in the pitcher contains bacteria and enzymes that break down the dead insect (they literally digest it) and then the plant absorbs the nutrients that are now located in the pitcher’s liquid. The pitchers hang from the ends of the leaves and each one has a small leaf-like structure above it to prevent rainwater from getting in and diluting the liquid. It is these pitchers that make the plant an attractive potted plant and there are many varieties. The plants that I saw had some information on the label about their care but not a lot. This is not an easy-care plant and one would buy it with the intent of trying something new and

How does a plant go about catching insects when it is anchored in the soil and doesn’t have sharp teeth or claws, unable to move about in search of prey?

challenging. Pitcher plants like high humidity and warm temperatures as they are tropical plants. If the temperatures or humidity are too low, the plants will not form pitchers, so it would be best to use a pebble tray under the plant to increase humidity if the air is dry. I doubt that this plant would be bothered by many pests as its leaves are thick and leathery. Not every gardener will rush out and buy a pitcher plant, but we can enjoy them in a garden centre, and when we see them — just maybe we’ll be enticed to take one home. Albert Parsons writes from Minnedosa, Manitoba

The plant has pitchers that hang from the ends of leaves where insects fall into and drown.   PHOTO: ALBERT PARSONS


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

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Keeping watch over the Erickson, Manitoba area.   PHOTOS: CINDY MURRAY

study aimed at helping more than 110,000 Canadians living with celiac disease has been given a boost thanks to a Seed Grant from the University of Calgary’s faculty of kinesiology. Ju s t i n e D o w d , R a y l e n e Re i m e r, Gu i l l a u m e Mi l l e t and pr incipal investigator Nicole Culos-Reed are studying holistic, evidence-based approaches to help patients with this autoimmune disorder, which can cause bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and increased risk of intestinal cancers and osteoporosis. “Our focus is on helping people to improve their quality of life,” says Dowd, who was diagnosed with celiac disease six years ago. “Often, people are diagnosed and start to eat gluten free, but still have a variety of negative symptoms.” The study, referred to as M O V E - C ( Un d e r s t a n d i n g t h e Re l a t i o n s h i p Be t we e n t h e M i c r o b i O m e,   V i t a l i t y and  Exercise in  Celiac Disease,) received $50,000 to conduct research into the ways in which the chronic condition can be managed beyond just adherence to a gluten-free diet. According to Dowd, just looking for the words “gluten free” on packaging might not be enough to manage the disease in a healthy way. “Lots of gluten-free food is very processed, low in nutrition, and high in calories, which causes this perfect storm. People are often underweight when they are diagnosed with celiac dis-


ease, and then if they are eating overprocessed, high-calorie foods, they can gain too much weight on a gluten-free diet and are at risk of health complications like metabolic syndrome.” In addition to promoting a whole foods diet, Dowd’s team will be exploring the benefits regular exercise can have on patients. “Exercise is good for everyone, and we want to see how getting people with celiac disease more active can get them to a healthier weight status and healthier in general,” says Dowd. Aside from the obvious benefits, exercise may also help to promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria. “There are preliminary studies that show that exercise has led to a healthier microbiome in animals and humans,” says Dowd.

The MOVE-C study sought out adults who had been diagnosed with celiac disease and did not engage in regular exercise, to participate in a free exercise program at the University of Calgary. Dowd has also developed an app, My He a l t h y Gu t , t h a t h e l p s educate people about which foods are safe to eat, as well as record symptoms. Other k e y p a r t s o f t h e p r o g ra m included interviews with experts on everything from acupuncture to sleep. “It ’s a b o u t e m p ow e r i n g people to manage their celiac disease,” says Dowd. “I am so happy to be able to provide people with a program that is evidence based. I wish I had had it myself years ago.” MyHealthyGut is available for download in the iTunes store.

This Old Elevator


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

Two grain elevators at the former railway siding of Barnsley, in the RM of Dufferin north of Carman, were once operated by Manitoba Pool. “Pool B” (right) was constructed before 1916 by the provincial government as one of about 40 it built between 1910 and 1923 under the auspices of its Manitoba Elevator Commission. The elevator was leased to United Grain Growers in 1916 and sold to the Pool around 1959, which built “Pool A” (left) in 1928. The two elevators were closed in July 1972 and sold to a local farmer. Both are now in poor structural condition.   Photo: Gordon Goldsborough (September 2016)


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Give Trump a chance and ‘play this wisely,’ says Brian Mulroney Make the case that trade helps both countries, go slow on environmental taxes, and make friends in Asia, says the former PM Look abroad BY ALEXIS KIENLEN STAFF / EDMONTON


e patient. And don’t worry too much just yet. That’s the advice of former prime minister Brian Mulroney for those wondering what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for this country. “I know you’re wondering how Canada will fare under the Trump administration,” Mulroney said at the annual FarmTech conference in Edmonton. “I’ve had the privilege of knowing both Hillary (Clinton) and Donald for 25 years, and the unpredictability he is showing is a side of his personality that I have not seen before. “But I am convinced that if we play this wisely, there are more opportunities for constructive partnerships between us than for difference or concern.” Mulroney helmed the CanadaU.S. Free Trade Agreement three decades ago and negotiated the No r t h A m e r i c a n F r e e Tr a d e Agreement with Mexico five years later. “The theory was that if we compete fairly and effectively on our own continent, we would be much better able to compete globally,” said Mulroney, prime minister from 1984 to 1993. “That promise is even more compelling today, especially as we see increasing signs of protectionism on many, many fronts.” But Canada also needs to be vigilant in safeguarding access to the U.S. market, he said. “I don’t have to remind anyone with a television today of the damage of protectionism and the growing threat that protectionism has on the prosperity of anyone in this room today,” he said. “You will see it on your television tonight and every night thereafter for a long period of time.”

Brian Mulroney  photo: supplied

“I don’t have to remind anyone with a television today of the damage of protectionism and the growing threat that protectionism has on the prosperity of anyone in this room today.”

Easy targets Trade agreements have become easy targets for Americans frustrated by the slow recovery of their economy. That ire isn’t directed at Canada, but “we should do everything to make sure we don’t become a target accidentally,” he said. He likened the reaction to the early days of Trump’s tenure to the initial negative attitudes towards president Ronald Reagan. “Don’t take in all the stuff you see in the news at night and conclude that those people know what they are talking about. Give him the benefit of the doubt,” he said. Mulroney said he used that approach when negotiating trade deals with both Reagan and president George Bush Sr.

Brian Mulroney

“The key is to find avenues of common ground and common purpose while managing differences – in a relationship this complex, there are bound to be differences,” he said. Mulroney spoke of the positive benefits of the free trade deals, including a 300 per cent increase in trade between Canada and the U.S., and increased job creation in both countries. The two countries’ acid rain treaty was also a landmark agreement and set the stage for future ones, he said. But he urged a go-slow

approach to environmental measures, such as the carbon tax, that would undermine Canada’s competitiveness. In s t e a d , O t t a w a s h o u l d b e persistent and rigorous about defending access to the U.S., and in reminding American leaders that two-way trade flow benefits both countries. “What we cannot do is stick our heads in the sand ostrich style and hope that the protectionist measures down in Washington will abate on their own,” he said. “Forget it. It’s not going to happen.”

The agreement with the European Union, once ratified, will offer significant promise to Canadian agriculture. Canadian exporters face high tariffs on agricultural products, but there is duty-free access for beef, pork, and bison along with preferential access for processed food products and beverages. “It is estimated conservatively that our agri-food exports to the EU will increase by a minimum of a billion dollars annually,” Mulroney said. “The agreement has been signed and is ready for ratification... but it will not be a slam dunk because of the nationalist protectionist pressures we saw in Brexit that are now present across Europe.” Along with planning for a postBrexit agreement with the U.K., Canada should be a “leader instead of a laggard” in seeking out trade deals. China is now Canada’s secondlargest market for agricultural goods, and now comprises 16 per cent of Canada’s total exports versus five per cent in 2008. “I strongly encourage the Trudeau government to move coherently and sensibly evaluate China. Because of our rich commodity base, Canada is better positioned to take advantage of emerging opportunities for economic expansion, not only in China, but throughout the Asia Pacific region.” D o n’t “w a i t f o r c u s t o m e r s to come calling at our door,” he warned. “We have to demonstrate convincingly that we want their business; that we will invest and innovate to ensure high quality; and that we will be able to provide them with an efficient source of supply, which is something that our railroads have to understand as well.” W i t h t h e Tr a n s - P a c i f i c Partnership dead in the water, Canada should strike trade agreements with countries such as Japan, Malaysia, and Vietnam, he said. “Above all, we need to broaden the vision on trade and the audacity to pursue, but not to replace, to complement what would be our most likely market – the United States, for decades to come. The more balance, the better.” Mulroney also said Canada should consider dismantling its supply management systems for dairy and poultry in order to facilitate trade deals. The former prime minister fought to preserve supply management during NAFTA negotiations but in recent years has called for it to be phased out.


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Young Indian farmers spice up market for organic Himalayan crops The nation now has the world’s highest number of organic farmers, amounting to a quarter of the global total BY ATHAR PARVAIZ

“I think I am doing well, as I now have a livelihood which I control myself.”

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ecades after farmers on India’s plains flocked to the “Green Revolution” to drive agricultural growth a Himalayan state is trying its luck with organic farming. The state of Sikkim is banking on the drive of young, green-minded entrepreneurs who could help get the produce to market. Last year Sikkim was declared 100 per cent organic by the Indian government, w h i l e a c ro s s t h e c o u n t r y, organic farming is growing rapidly. India has the world’s highest number of organic producers at 650,000, or over a quarter of the global total, according to the Europe-based Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Ab h i n a n d a n Dh a k a l , 2 8 , who lives in Sikkim’s state capital Gangtok, has invested INR 3.4 million (C$66,347) over four years, as well as his time and energy in laying the foundations for an organic business growing and selling Peruvian ground apple, or yacon, a crisp, sweet-tasting tuber. “I have always been passionate about r ural liveli h o o d s,” s a i d Dh a k a l , w h o joined an organization helpi n g f a r m e r s i n Ta n z a n i a after finishing his studies in environmental economics. Two years later, he returned to Sikkim with the ambition of becoming an agricultural entrepreneur. To capitalize on Sikkim’s organic status and stand out from the field, he decided to focus on yacon, a high-value product that is often eaten raw or consumed for its health benefits in the form of syrup and powder. He has taught other farmers in east Sikkim how to cultivate and sell the tuber. “Ground apple grows only in hills and has a great demand in the market, especially outside India,” Dhakal said, noting its popularity in the Middle East, Europe, Singapore and Australia. “It is much sought after by the food industry and healthconscious people as it has a lot of medicinal value,” he added.

Sonam Gyatso organic farmer

A farmer tends to his organic vegetable plot in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, India.   PHOTO: REUTERS

Dhakal’s Shoten Network Group has tied up with marketing firms in Bangalore and Delhi to sell yacon to retailers and pharmaceuticals companies both inside and outside India. He plans to raise his venture’s current annual production of 10 tonnes to 200 tonnes next year, by collaborating with more farmers. Dharni Sharma, a 33-yearold farmer from Linkey in east Sikkim, said growing Peruvian ground apple had “brought a refreshing change.” It is also p r o d u c t i v e, h e s a i d , n o t ing that one kg of seed yields 40-50 kg of ground apple, which sells for around INR 45 (C$0.88) per kilo Renzino Lepcha, chief operating officer of Mevedir, a Sikkim-based company that offers farmers services such as export and processing, said the shift to organic agriculture could lure back young people who had left for urban centres to find work in recent years. “S o m e a re re t u r n i n g t o farming with big hopes,” he said. They include Sonam Gyatso of Dzongu in north Sikkim, who previously worked for a state security agency. He quit his job after deciding to focus on organic farming on his four acres of land.

“I think I am doing well, as I now have a livelihood which I control myself,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Cut off from markets But not all of Sikkim’s farmers are so positive about the state’s “100 per cent organic” label. Some say they need more help from the state government to make the niche business profitable for them – especially to reach markets outside Sikkim where consumers are more willing to pay higher prices for organic produce. Suraj Pradhan, a far mer of vegetables and spices in Ne m c h e i n s o u t h Si k k i m , highlighted the need for cold storage and advice on improving yields using only organic fertilizers. Sonam Lepcha in Dzongu in the north of the state, who grows oranges, ginger and cardamom, said farmers in remote rural areas had yet to reap the rewards of Sikkim going fully organic. “ We l ov e o r g a n i c f a r m ing but we don’t have a good market,” he said. “The government has been saying that organic products from remote villages will be collected by g ove r n m e n t a g e n c i e s, b u t so far we have not seen it happening.”

M e v e d i r ’s L e p c h a s a i d transporting produce to market is a major challenge because the tiny, landlocked state has no railway or airport. “ The r isk factor is quite high as there are no proper f a c i l i t i e s ,” h e s a i d . L o c a l far mers lack refr igeration, processing equipment and packaging materials, while access to inputs such as organic pesticides and fertilizers is another obstacle, he added. However, last March the g ov e r n m e n t l a u n c h e d a n C$81-million, three-year program to develop organic value chains in the country’s northeast, including Sikkim, intended to help the region become a major supplier of organic commodities for national and international markets, Lepcha noted. Anbalagan, executive director of the Sikkim Organic Mi s s i o n w h o g o e s by o n e name, said efforts are underway to establish cold storage facilities and improve connections with the rest of the country, including construction of an airport.

Health conscious Organic agriculture is growing rapidly in all of India’s states. The area under certified organic cultivation grew

around seventeenfold in the decade to 2013-14, to 723,000 hectares (1.79 million acres). Claude Alvares, director of the Organic Farmers’ A s s o c i a t i o n o f In d i a , s a i d the growth is higher than reflected in official records because they leave out some traditional crops grown without chemicals by small-scale farmers. “For instance, the value of a single organic crop — jackfruit — is more than the value of the entire certified export of organic food from India,” he said. Wi t h g row i n g a w a re n e s s about health, changing lifestyles and increased spending capacity in India, experts say the country’s organic food market has a bright future. A recent government study predicted its value would reach C$1.78 billion per year by 2020. Indian scholar and green activist Vandana Shiva, who runs a campaign to make India’s food supply healthier by regenerating soil, water and biodiversity, believes the whole country should become 100 per cent organic. That would enable the South Asian nation to save significantly on fertilizers and fuel, ward off social and ecological harm, and avoid damage to health, Shiva said. According to environmental group Greenpeace, overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, fuelled by subsidies, has been a key driver of soil degradation and slowing farm productivity growth in India – a problem that has also been acknowledged by the government in recent years. Shiva said organic farming holds the solution to climate change and water scarcity. “(It) increases climate resilience by putting more organic matter and carbon in the soil which holds more water, thus addressing drought,” she said.


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Agri-food sector gets nod from key federal panel The federal Advisory Council on Economic Growth has tipped agriculture and food as an important opportunity BY ALEX BINKLEY Co-operator contributor


he agri-food sector has received a big-league endorsement from the federal Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The group gives policy direction to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. In a report that will receive plenty of attention around the cabinet table, agri-food is identified as one of eight sectors “where Canada has a strong endowment, untapped potential, and significant global growth prospects.” To encourage those sectors to grow to boost the national economy, the government should “take a focused approach that removes barriers and galvanizes the sector around a bold growth agenda,” the council said. The praise of agri-food’s potential is a perfect setup for Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 16, when the farm community will tell its story to politicians, policy-makers and the public. Other sectors also identified include: •  Energy and renewables, • Mining and metals, • Health care and life sciences, •  Advanced manufacturing, • Financial services, •  Tourism, and •  Education. The report says these are all sectors where the government can and should team up with the private sector and make a concerted push to unleash their full potential. “Such a partnership would help raise our collective ambition and unleash Canada’s real and inclusive growth potential,” the report reads. “The Canadian ag-food sector has great potential, given the large natural endowment of water and arable land, distinctive record of accomplishments in research, and exceptional base of companies and entrepreneurs,” the council wrote. “This sector also has exposure to favourable global market trends including demand from fast-growing Asian economies where protein consumption is on the rise.” Combining these assets with a strategy to remove obstacles would provide a blueprint for other sectors, the council said. T h e f e d e ra l gover nment should “launch an agri-food pilot by convening private and public sector stakeholders, identifying major obstacles to growth, setting an aspiration (a vision and quantified goals), and recommending concrete actions,” the council wrote. A winning strategy to unlock the growth potential of the agrifood sector could be “replicated in at least three other sectors over the next three years, and then up to five to seven sectors over time,” it adds. The council recommended a tool kit to leverage growth that includes a federal infrastructure bank, a foreign direct investment agency, and a method f o r c a t a l y z i n g i n n ov a t i o n marketplaces. The report also said the recommendations would need to be refined with the help of the agri-food sector itself and noted the sector already

employs 2.1 million Canadians and accounts for 6.7 per cent of GDP, with “lots of potential for growth.” Canada ranks fifth in agriculture exports and 11th in agri-food exports — behind smaller countries like Holland and less economically advanced countries like Brazil in both categories. “E n a b l i n g t h e s e c t o r t o move up to second place in agriculture and to fifth place in agri-food would imply an additional US$30 billion in exports in today’s distribution of global export shares, equivalent to nearly two per cent of current GDP,” the report reads. Boosting agri-food and the other sectors would create economic growth that benefits the entire economy and create resilient jobs, the council said. The government and agriculture leaders need to take clear policy actions to overcome them, galvanize the sector around a growth agenda, and track its progress “to ensure the

The agri-food sector could add even more to Canada’s economic growth with a concerted public-private effort.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

policy actions have supported economic activity within the sector.” “Undertaking these tasks well requires a deeper level of collaboration between business and government than has historically been the case,” the council points out. “The private sector must play a central role

in defining what obstacles to remove to help the sector grow and to compete globally. “The need for a focused, sector approach to economic development is particularly acute for Canada,” it continues. “Although our economy is advanced, it is small in absolute terms, and particularly small

Here’s to the farmer who’s willing and able, Who’s at every meal, but not at the table. Here’s to the farmer who cares for the earth, Who loves every creature and knows their true worth. Who wears many hats with honour and pride, With love for their business that shines from inside. Who respects what they do and how to get through it, Constantly learning the best ways to do it. Who’s open and honest and willing to share, With nothing to hide, anytime, anywhere. Here’s to the farmer, who’s in every bite, Feeding the world and doing it right. Canada’s Agriculture Day is February 16th and FCC is proud to celebrate our wonderful industry.

Here’s to the farmer. Here’s to Canadian ag. Here’s to you.

relative to the United States. Achieving global scale and competitiveness requires clearing the path to growth in our most promising sectors.” The council says government and the private sector can collaborate on removing obstacle barriers to growth “through well-designed policy actions. The private sector’s involvement is necessary because it is best placed to identify the genuine obstacles to growth within any specific sector. The government’s involvement is equally necessary as it is best placed to determine that removing a particular barrier is genuinely in the public interest.” While well-designed environmental or labour regulations have their role, government and the private sector can identify those that are more hindrance than help. “Details within each sector need to be carefully examined.” Many other countries have adopted this approach, the council said.


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ADM expects lift from Trump reforms, downplays trade concern CEO Juan Luciano says he expects NAFTA modernization not destruction, but stressed the company can withstand either “We are cautiously optimistic given their priorities that the government has delineated in the early days.”



.S. agricultural trader Archer Daniels Midland expects to benefit from several major policy changes proposed by President Donald Trump and believes it can adjust to any potential disruptions to trade with key partners such as Mexico. ADM sees “undeniable positives” in proposals from U.S. tax policy reform and lower corporate taxes to deregulation and investments in infrastructure, the company said Feb. 7, after reporting a drop in quarterly profit.

Juan Luciano chief executive officer

“We are cautiously optimistic given their priorities that the government has delineated in the early days,” chief executive officer Juan Luciano said during a conference call with analysts. “If they do what they say...

it will significantly benefit ADM and our shareholders, probably the economy as a whole in that sense.” The Chicago-based agribusiness downplayed concerns that a trade war could erupt over the administration’s threats to tax imports and build a border wall with Mexico and stressed that ADM’s global supply chain could weather any trade disruptions. ADM is among dozens of companies and industry groups that have reached out to the White House about proposals to tear up or renegotiate trade agreements such as NAFTA that have helped boost U.S. agricultural exports.

“We think that we are going to talk with our partners in Mexico and we are probably going to modernize NAFTA. But even if the worst came to happen, we think that we still have a very positive 2017 ahead of us,” Luciano said. ADM reported net fourthquarter earnings of $424 million, or 73 cents per share (all figures U.S. funds), down 41 per cent from $718 million, or $1.19 per share, in the same period a year earlier. Excluding items, ADM earned 75 cents per share, missing the consensus estimate of 77 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. A record-large U.S. corn and

soybean harvest and brisk U.S. crop exports boosted results for its agricultural services segment. But those gains were blunted by more losses by its global trading desk, which has exited energy trading and shed key personnel in recent months. ADM said it has turned down bids for its corn ethanol dry mills after offering the assets up for possible sale or other transaction last year, but remains in talks with bidders. Potential tax reforms proposed by the Republican-led government could also broaden ADM’s options in any deal in the future, chief financial officer Ray Young said.

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olice stopped a “wellintentioned” farmer on Vancouver Island on the night of Feb. 6 after he tried to clear a snowed-in neighbourhood street with a Zamboni. Central Saanich police spokesman Dan Cottingham said on Feb. 7 the man told them he had bought the machine secondhand to drive around and spread fertilizer on his farm, about 15 km north of Victoria. “I think he had good intentions and just because of the height of the snow he thought he would go out and help,” Cottingham said. The man was sent home with a warning for driving an unlicensed vehicle on a public road. The Victoria Times Colonist on Feb. 7 identified the farmer as Marko Kardum of Central Saanich, who told the newspaper he had bought the machine at an online auction for $300 and took it out to clear a steep cul-de-sac for his aunt to get out of her driveway. A Zamboni, named after its inventor, Frank Zamboni, looks like a modified tractor with a large reservoir at the front to store snow that its conveyor system picks up as the machine drives along. Another Central Saanich officer told the Times Colonist that while a Zamboni could clear off a top layer of snow, it could flatten the bottom layer, which could then harden into ice if the temperature dropped. Canada’s southwestern coast, which is more accustomed to heavy rain in winter, has had record levels of snow this winter, sparking complaints from residents over unplowed roads causing slippery driving conditions.


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South Africa tries to limit crop damage from army worm pest

Soaking it up

An outbreak has been marching across southern Africa in recent months BY TANISHA HEIBERG PRETORIA / Reuters


outh Africa’s agriculture minister said Feb. 6 the country was taking measures to determine the extent of damage from an invasion of the crop-eating fall army worm, and could not yet estimate the impact on farm output. This is the first time the pest has been detected in Africa’s biggest grain producer. It can cause extensive crop damage and has a preference for maize, the regional staple. Countries with confirmed outbreaks can face import bans on their agricultural products because army worm is classified as a quarantine pest. The fall army worm is an invasive Central American species that is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana said the fall army worm had been positively identified from samples collected in the northern Limpopo province. He said the pest was a strong flyer and could be distributed by prevailing winds over large distances. “It is difficult in crop production to determine the scale of what you will harvest as that process is informed by a number of other factors including the prevalence of rain... but of course the reason we want to react very quickly is to make sure we minimize the damage if it is possible,” he told a media conference. His ministry was registering pesticides for use against the fall army worm as “no pesticide was previously registered to be used against it,” he said. Two pesticides had been registered. Zokwana said South Africa would take part in an emerg e n c y m e e t i n g c a l l e d by the Food and Agricultural Organization in Zimbabwe’s capital next week to shape a coordinated emergency response to the army worm threat in the region. Suspected outbreaks have also been noted in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. They follow a crippling El Niñotriggered drought which scorched much of the region last year, hitting crop production and leaving millions in need of food aid.

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1978 FORD BRONCO restored 15 years ago, $3000 OBO. Phone 306-463-3257, The Manitoba Co-operator. Manitoba’s bestKindersley, SK. read farm publication. FORD TRACTOR PARTS. Specializing in 8N, 9N, and 2N tractor parts and engine kits. Plus all other Ford models. Manuals. Call 1-800-481-1353.

OLDER HORSE DRAWN Equipment, Some in good shape, some not so good; Also 1953 Seeburg Jukebox in good shape. Call 306-734-2970, Chamberlain, SK.

STEINER PARTS DEALER, Save! - No WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales brolong waits. No brokerage fees. Fast weekly chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, service. Good exchange rates. Diamond Saskatoon, SK. Farm Tractor Parts 1-800-481-1353. ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE. Guaranteed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5.

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1956 ALLIS CHALMERS WD45 gas tractor, w/3 furrow mounted plow, live PTO and wheel weights, good tires w/fluid, painted and decaled. Runs good, asking $5000. 306-865-3610, Hudson Bay, SK.


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SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located in Weyburn, SK. 306-842-2641. Used car parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We 2016 SUBARU IMPREZA consumer reports buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. as best small call starting at $23,360! Call for best price!! 1-877-373-2662 or WRECKING VOLVO TRUCKS: Misc. axles DL #914077. and parts. Also tandem trailer suspension axles. Call 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. SPECIAL PURCHASE OF new and nearnew 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. DL #914077. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673. Manitoba Co-operator classifieds, 1-800782-0794. SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673.

WRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 or email: Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK. Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, If you want to sell it fast, call 1-800-782-0794. Churchbridge, SK.

NEW BERG’S 24’ end dump, w/Berg’s Signature quality finish. Call for winter pricing specials and 30 day trials, 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB.

NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 years body and paint experience. We do metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to daycab conversions. Sandblasting and paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop shop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. PRAIRIE SANDBLASTING & PAINTING. Trailer overhauls and repairs, alum. slopes and trailer repairs, tarps, insurance claims, and trailer sales. Epoxy paint. Agriculture and commercial. Satisfaction guaranteed. 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK.

2013 WILSON GRAIN TRAILER, current 2000 CANCADE 2 hopper tandem, 36’, safety, $35,000. Call 204-955-2548, Ile safetied, c/w 10” Cancade hopper auger, Des Chenes, MB. $23,000. 306-255-7777, Colonsay, SK. 2014 LODE-KING SUPER B, aluminum NEW NEW 2018 tri-axle 45’, air ride, 78” grain trailer, new tarps, new rubber 22.5, sides, Canadian made, $52,000 low price. $86,000. 306-677-7617, Hodgeville, SK. Buy now! Call 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.

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Complete terms, lot listings & photos ONLINE! AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: JD financing available on select equipment. Contact Dan, 320.226.3772 for details and pre-approval. Shop rates apply for any assistance required outside of normal loading. Trucking available. PREVIEW: Friday, February 17 – Monday, February 27, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. LOADOUT: Tuesday, February 28 – Monday, March 13. After Monday, March 13 at 5:00 PM, any items not removed will be charge $50 per day lot rent and shop time to load.

rear axles, 6,896 hrs., New turbo and exhaust filter, extended warranty until 2010 JD 8295RT, deluxe cab, 7,500 hrs. or Aug. 21, 2017 powershift, 4 hyd., 60 gpm pump, 2007 JD 8430, MFWD, deluxe cab, 3 pt., quick hitch, 1000 PTO, radar, powershift, 5 hyd., 60 gpm pump, (22) front suitcase weights, 18” tracks, power beyond, return flow, 3 pt., quick 1,462 hrs. hitch, 1000 PTO, diff lock, heavy duty 2000 JD 9400T, 24 speed, 4 hyd., drawbar, HID lights, 1,400 lbs. rear (26) front suitcase weights, 30” tracks, weights, (22) front suitcase weights, 3,725 hrs. 3,950 hrs 1997 JD 8200T, powershift, 3 hyd., 1998 JD 7810, MFWD, CAH, 3 pt., quick hitch, 1000 PTO, (6) front powershift, 3 hyd., power beyond, suitcase weights, 16” tracks, 5,682 3 pt., 540 PTO, diff lock, rock box, hrs., S/NRW8200T901023 8,243 hrs. 1989 JD 4455, CAH, quad range, 4WD TRACTORS 3 hyd., power beyond, 3 pt., 1000 2012 JD 9560R, deluxe cab, PTO, 7,887 hrs. powershift, 4 hyd., 7” color touch screen display, radar, diff lock, weight HARVEST EQUIPMENT pkg., 2,123 hrs., PowerGard warranty 2012 JD S680, Contour-Master, until May 24, 2017 PRWD, deluxe controls, ProDrive 2008 Case-IH 485, deluxe cab, buddy w/Harvest Smart, 5 spd. feeder house, seat, 16/2 powershift, 5 hyd., return 7” touch screen display, diff lock, 26’ flow, Pro 600 display, 372 receiver, high cap. unloading auger, hopper integrated auto steer, front/rear diff ext., PowerCast tailboard, 1,199 sep. lock, front/rear suitcase weights, front/ hrs., 1,784 engine hrs. rear wheel weights, 3,540 hrs., 2012 JD S670, Contour-Master, S/NZ7F108005 PRWD, deluxe controls, variable spd. MFWD & 2WD TRACTORS feeder house, 26’ high cap. unloading auger, 954 sep. hrs., 1,320 engine hrs. 2014 JD 6190R, MFWD, deluxe cab, PowrQuad PLUS 16/16, LH reverser, 2013 JD S660, Contour-Master, 3 hyd., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, diff lock, STS, deluxe controls, high torque cold weather pkg., front fenders, 110” variable spd. feeder house, high cap.


unloading auger, 620 sep. hrs., 843 engine hrs. 2010 JD 9870, Contour-Master, deluxe controls, PRWD, ProDrive, 5 spd. feeder house, TouchSet, diff lock, high cap. lift cyl., Maurer hopper ext., PowerCast tail board, deep tooth chaffer, 1,354 sep. hrs., 1,773 engine hrs. 2008 JD 9770, Contour-Master, STS, premium cab, deluxe controls, HD variable spd. feeder house, TouchSet, Y&M, high cap. lift cyl., hopper ext., high cap. unloading auger, deep tooth chaffer, 1,165 sep. hrs., 1,741 engine hrs. 2007 JD 9760, Contour-Master, STS, premium cab, deluxe controls, HD variable speed feeder house, GreenStar Y&M less display, TouchSet, 1,970 sep. hrs., 3,144 engine hrs. 2012 Case-IH 7120, axial flow, AFX, Field Tracker, luxury cab, leather, deluxe controls, Pro 700 display, 262 receiver, Y&M, rock trap, chopper, 1,098 sep. hrs., 1,391 engine hrs.


2013 Case-IH 3020 TerraFlex, 35’ 2009 JD 635F, fore/aft 2008 JD 635F, fore/aft, 2009 JD 630F, fore/aft


2012 JD 618C chopping, 18x22” 2013 JD 612C chopping, 12x22” 2009 JD 612C chopping, 12x30” 2007 Drago N8TR chopping, 8x30” 2005 Geringhoff RD 800, 8x30” 2009 JD 612C non-chopping, 12x30”


2011 JD 1770NT CCS planter, 16x30” 2003 JD 1790 CCS planter, 24x20” 1997 JD 1760 planter, 12x30”


2013 JD 2720, 22-1/2’ 2007 JD 2700, 17-1/2’ 2004 JD 2700, 17-1/2’ 2001 JD 512, 17-1/2’


2012 Wishek 862NT tandem disc, 22’ 2008 JD 2210 field cultivator, 50-1/2’ 1995 JD 980 field cultivator, 44’ 1995 JD 3710 spring reset plow


2013 JD 569 round baler


Dan, 320.269.6466, 320.226.3772

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

REMOTE CONTROL TRAILER CHUTE openers can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. FM remote controls provide maximum range and instant response while high torque drives operate the toughest of chutes. Easy installation. Kramble Industries, call 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or visit us online at:

SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673.

100 MISC. SEMI TRAILER FLATDECKS/ stepdecks, $2,500 to $30,000. 20 heavy lowbeds, $10,000 to $70,000. Tankers, end dumps. 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK.

AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #327784. REMOTE CONTROL ENDGATE AND hoist systems can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. Give Kramble Industries a call at 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or visit us online at:

2015 GERMANIC 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tridem end dump, lift axles, $42,000; 2005 Trailtech 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel trailer, 20,000 axles w/loading ramps and self contained 545 Ferrari crane unit, $17,000; 1998 Loadline 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; end dump tandem, air ride, $25,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd., 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK. 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; GOOSENECK 3-8,000 lb. axles, $7890; DL#910420. Bumper pull tandem lowboys: 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 16,000 lbs., $4750; 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 10,000 lbs., $3390; 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, BEHNKE DROP DECK semi style and 7000 lbs., $2975, 8000 lb Skidsteer, $1990 pintle hitch sprayer trailers. Air ride, Factory direct. 1-888-792-6283. tandem and tridems. Contact SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336.

2007 WESTERN STAR 4900SA tri-drive, C15 Cat, 550 HP, 18 spd., full lockers, new 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CIM B&H. 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. DL #316542. 2007 MACK, 10 speed Eaton auto., new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CIM B&H, fresh Sask. safeties. Call 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. 1998 KENWORTH T800, new grain box, DL #316542. Detroit engine, 60 Series, 10 spd. trans., 1976 HEAVY 6500 GMC with 400 bu. box $48,000. 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB. and roll tarp, new hoist, asking $12,000 OBO. 306-778-3749, Swift Current, SK.

TOPGUN TRAILER SALES â&#x20AC;&#x153;For those who demand the best.â&#x20AC;? PRECISION AND AGASSIZ TRAILERS (flatdecks, end dumps, enclosed cargo). 1-855-255-0199, Moose Jaw, SK.

Call our toll-free number to take advantage of our Prepayment Bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll run your ad 2 more weeks for free. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 weeks for the price of 3. Call 1-800782-0794 today! SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, loaded, 4x4, Sport 2015 DAKOTA ALUM. seed tender with SS DL #911673. Hemi. $23,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 2002 KENWORTH T800 w/new grain conveyer system, self-contained w/remote 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK box, rebuilt engine and turbo with warrancontrols, or can be run off truck wet kit, ty. $68,000. 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB. DL #311430. exc. cond., fresh MB safety. 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx102â&#x20AC;?W, loaded trailer, air ride, alum. outside rims, 2004 PETERBILT 330, tandem axle, C&C, 11R24.5, $107,000. Located at Kamsack, long WB, Cat dsl., 10 spd trans, AC, low SK. Call 204-526-0748 or 204-526-0321. miles, alum. wheels, $26,900, w/new B&H $48,900. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph Ladimer, 306-795-7779 Ituna. DL#910885

2012 IHC TRANSSTAR, low pro, Max 300 HP diesel Allison auto trans, single axle, loaded cab, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Armstrong landscape dump, $39,900.; 2003 GMC C8500 tandem, automatic, with 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box, low miles, $34,900. K&L Equipment and Auto. Call Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna DL#910885

STRONG SINGLE HIVES or nucs for sale. Call Andy, Steinbach, MB., 204-381-7993, 204-346-9701.

GMC 6500 Single axle, built in vac system, 66439 miles, 306-483-7322, Frobisher, SK.

2015 DAKOTA ALUM. seed tender with SS conveyer system, self-contained w/remote controls, or can be run off truck wet kit, exc. cond., fresh MB safety. 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx102â&#x20AC;?W, loaded trailer, air ride, alum. outside rims, 11R24.5, $107,000. Located at Kamsack, SK. Call 204-526-0748 or 204-526-0321. PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and bumper hitch. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the rest, now own the best. Hoffart Services, Odessa, SK. 306-957-2033 TRAILTECH, GVW 13,800 lbs., blue, used very little, wood deck 6.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, excellent condition. 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK.

GROW SOYBEANS? If you grow 1000 acres earn a free new pickup truck every year and give last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s away. Free report at 2009 F150 XL, 5.4 auto, 4x4, SWB, only 48,000 kms, fresh safety, $18,900. Cam2013 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L., 4x4, long Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. box. $18,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, LT 5.3L., DL #311430. 4x4 loaded. $13,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 2012 Ram 1500, 4x4, Big Horn Hemi with DL #311430. Nav. $23,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 1500 LTZ, DL #311430 fully loaded. $17,995. Greenlight Truck & 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 2011 Honda Ridgeline, EX-L, 4x4, sunroof, Auto, Nav. $23,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, DL #311430. 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE, 4x4, DL #311430. sel, loaded, must see. $19,995. Greenlight 2011 Dodge Ram 3500, SLT, 4x4, diesel, Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, loaded. $22,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, SK. DL #311430. 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie, mega cab, DL #311430. 4x4. $17,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, Saskatoon, SK. 2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA, 4 door, longbox, 306-934-1455, HD. New safety, clean, good cond, 245,000 DL #311430. kms., $11,000. 204-655-3458, Sifton, MB. 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, LT with leather, only 149km, $19,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL #311430.

2002 IH 2600 w/IH 320 HP eng., 10 spd., 221,000 kms, new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BH&T, exc. rubber, vg, $49,500; 2009 Mack CH613, MP8 Mack eng., 430 HP, 10 spd., AutoShift, 463,000 kms, exc. shape, new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box, A/T/C, $73,500; 2009 IH Transtar 8600 w/Cummins eng. 10 spd., AutoShift, new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BH&T, 742,000 kms, exc. tires, real good shape, $69,500; 2007 IH 9200, ISX Cummins, 430 HP, AutoShift, alum. wheels, new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BH&T, fully loaded, 1,000,000 kms, real nice, $67,500; 2009 Mack CH613, 430 HP Mack, 10 spd., AutoShift, new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BH&T, alum. wheels, 1.4 million kms, has bearing roll done, nice shape, $69,500; 2007 Kenworth T600, C13 Cat, 425 HP, 13 spd., AutoShift, new 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BH&T, alum. wheels, new paint, 1.0 million kms, exc. truck, $71,500; 1996 Midland 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tandem pup grain trailer, stiff pole, completely rebuilt, new paint and brakes, exc. shape, $18,500; 1985 Ford L9000, Cummins, 10 spd., 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BH&T thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been totally rebuilt, new paint, exc. tires, $28,500; 1999 IH 4700 S/A w/17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; steel flatdeck, 230,000 kms, IH dsl., 10 spd., good tires, $19,500; 1998 Freightliner tractor, C60 Detroit, 430 HP, 13 spd., alum. wheels, sleeper, good rubber, $17,500; 2005 IH 9200 tractor, ISX Cummins, 430 HP, 13 spd., alum wheels, flattop sleeper, good rubber, $22,500. All trucks Sask safetied. Trades considered. Hit our readers where it countsâ&#x20AC;Ś in the clas- All reasonable offers considered. Call Merv sifieds. Place your ad in the Manitoba Co- at 306-276-7518 res., 306-767-2616, cell, operator classifed section. 1-800-782-0794. Arborfield SK. DL #906768.

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2013 PROSTAR IH day cab truck with indash GPS, 500 HP Maxx force 18 spd., 46,000 rears, 3.91 ratio, 228â&#x20AC;? WB, approx. 129,000 kms, 11R22.5 tires, c/w wet kit for only $58,000. New MB. safety. ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1â&#x20AC;? boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, all 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. in stock. Custom sizes and log siding on order. Call V&R Sawing 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK.

CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no exposed screws to leak or metal overlaps. Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, churches, pig barns, commercial, arch rib building and residential roofing; also available in Snap Lock. 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK.

2010 PROSTAR 485, HD Cummins, 18 spd., 46 rears/lockers, new 24.5 rear rubber, fresh safety, $49,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

CONCRETE FLATWORK: Specializing in place & finish of concrete floors. Can accommodate any floor design. References available. Alexander, MB. 204-752-2069.

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LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom hay hauling. 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. ANDRES TRUCKING. Hauling equipment, bins, livestock, towing. Canada/USA. Call or text 306-736-3454, South East, SK. EQUIPMENT TOWING/ HAULING. Reasonable rates. Contact G H Wells Services EXCELLENT FARM CATS for sale come with and Trucking, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK. warranty: Komatsu, Cat, Fiat Allis. Call for more info excellent working condition. Most newer UC, rebuilt engine, and trans bush, guarded. Call for price. Can deliver. JIM’S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. with 400 HP, serving Saskatchewan. Call 306-334-2232, 306-332-7332, Balcarres.

NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, payloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and vertical beater spreaders. Phone 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. CUSTOM LIQUID MANURE hauling, 3 tanks available. Contact George in Hague, KOMATSU D85 P-21 dozer, rebuilt motor, SK. 306-227-5757. trans., torque, steering, final drives, 85% BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective UC, 36” pads like new, 16’ twin tilt angle way to clear land. Four season service, blade, AC, heat, warranty, $98,000. Can competitive rates, 275 HP unit, also avail. deliver. 204-743-2324 any time Cypress trackhoe with thumb, multiple bucket at- River, MB. tachments. Bury rock and brush piles and fence line clearing. Borysiuk Contracting Inc., Prince Albert, SK., 306-960-3804.

2011 HITACHI ZX270 LC-3 hyd. thumb CAT C12, 355 HP, runs good, still in truck, excavator, 6950 hrs., 12’ 6” stick, c/w QA come and have a listen! $7500. Cam-Don bucket, very good shape, $119,000. Call Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 204-325-8019, 204-362-1091, Winkler, MB WANTED DIESEL CORES: ISX and N14 WANTED 580 D Case backhoe running or Cummins, C15 Cats, Detroits Ddec 3, 4, not. Please call 306-327-7552 or email DD15. Can-Am Truck 1-800-938-3323. 290 CUMMINS, 350 Detroit, 671 Detroit, SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS: Buckets, rock Series 60 cores. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK buckets, grapples, weld-on plates, hyd. au- DIESEL ENGINES, OVERHAUL kits and gers, brush cutters and more large stock. parts for most makes. Cat, CIH, Cummins, Top quality equipment, quality welding Detroit, Mack. M&M Equipment Ltd., Parts and sales. Call Darcy at 306-731-3009, and Service phone: 306-543-8377, fax: 306-731-8195, Craven, SK. 306-543-2111, Regina, SK. ATTACHMENTS PARTS COMPONENTS for construction equipment. Attachments for dozers, excavators and wheel loaders. Used, Re-built, Surplus, and New equip- FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL ment parts and major components. Call motor sales, service and parts. Also sale Western Heavy Equipment 306-981-3475, of, and repairs to, all makes and sizes of pumps and phase converters, etc. Tisdale Prince Albert, SK. Motor Rewinding 1984 Ltd., ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull 306-873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005Abehind large 4 WD tractors, 14’ and 16’ 111th Ave., Tisdale, SK. blade widths avail. 306-682-3367, CWK Website: Ent. Humboldt, SK.


HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, 80, and 435, 4 to 30 yd. available. Rebuilt for years of trouble-free service. Lever Holdings Inc. 306-682-3332 Muenster, SK.

MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’, $2000; 160x60x14’, $2950; 180x60x14’, $3450; 200x60x14’, $3950; Larger sizes available. Travel incl. in Sask. Gov’t grants available. 306-222-8054, Saskatoon, SK.

2- 2007 VOLVO A30D rock trucks, $89,000 ea. More items avail. Robert Harris, 204-642-9959, 204-470-5493, Gimli, MB.

HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, custom conversions available. Looking for 2006 D61 PX-15, 2405 orig. hrs., 6-way Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd., blade, 34” pads, near new UC, 155 HP, exc. 306-231-7318, 306-682-4520 Muenster SK working cond., S/N #B41323, $68,000. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River. D6 9U 1959, canopy, winch, angle blade, about 400 hrs. on new rails, sprockets, 2006 JD 3800 TELEHANDLER, 3900 hrs. corner bits and cutting edge, direct start new Michelin rubber. Call for attachments. engine, good operating condition, $12,900 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. OBO. 306-769-4132, Arborfield, SK.

1974 CAT D7F, 14’ angle dozer, 26” pads, 3306 eng., 60% UC, vg cond., $42,000 NEW 8’, 3 PTH, PTO snowblower; 3- old OBO. 204-467-2109, Stonewall, MB. trucks w/snowblowers; 4- truck snow CAT HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS: blades; 2- V-plows for graders; Side wings 463, 435, 80 and 70, all vg condition, new for graders; Bombardier w/broom; 2- 4x4 conversion. Also new and used scraper holder w/snowblower; 4x4 trackless with tires. Can deliver. 204-793-0098, Stony broom; 4x4 trackless w/blade; 12- loaders, dozers and excavators; IH TD9-92 Mountain, MB. w/loader, $5900; Cat D2-5U w/loader, 2010 CAT 950H WHEEL LOADER, $4900; 20- Graders being parted out; 727,417 hrs., w/Cat quick coupler bucket, work ready graders; Over 400 buckets for 3-3/4 cu. yards, 23.5x25 tires, F.O.B. loaders and backhoes; Over 300 construction tires, new and used; Hundreds of hyd. $75,000. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB cylinders; Over 70 sets of forklift forks; 52’ TWO VOLVO A-30D Articulated trucks, scissor lift; 15- Running forklifts from 2 to 23.5x25 tires, 2003 and 2004, $85,000 9 ton, 1988 Clark 668 grapple skidder; 1989 TJ 380B line skidder; IH 3964 feller each. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. buncher; Case 125B delimber; JD 190D ex2003 270C JD EXCAVATOR, 10,300 cavator; Sawmill and other bush equip.; hrs., QA, wrist and dig buckets, hyd. 1998 EX270 excavator; Over 50 generathumb, $62,500. Call 204-746-4131 or tors, 3 to 193 KW; Over 1000 new and used UC rollers; 2- 811 Bobcat backhoe atview website: tachments; New/used parts of all types; 2007 KOMATSU PC200 LC-8 hyd. exca- Hundreds of misc. attachments. Central vator w/QA cleanup bucket, 9’6” stick, aux. Canada’s largest wreckers of construction hyds., 12,582 hrs., new UC $60,000; Also equipment. 2 yards, over 50 acres. Call all kinds of buckets, various shapes and Cambrian Equipment Sales Ltd., Winnipeg, MB. Ph. 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932. sizes. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB.

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2005 PETERBILT STAHLY, Cummins, Allison auto., New Leader L3020 G4, monitor, New Leader controller, Starlink GPS 4145 hours, $78,000; 2004 Peterbilt, Cummins, Allison auto, 1800 gal stainless, 80’ boom, Raven controller, Raven AutoSteer, Raven section shutoff, 4270 hours $65,000. USD prices. 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT.

POLY GRAIN BINS, 40 to 150 bu. for grain cleaning, feed, fertilizer and left over treat- BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4-8 ton, 10 ton ed seed. 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK. and used sea containers, all sizes. Willmar Tender. Call 204-857-8403, 306-220-1278, Saskatoon and Regina, SK. age La Prairie, MB.


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POLY FIBERGLASS LIQUID fertilizer tanks: LAPTRONICS MOISTURE TESTER 919 30,000 gallon and 10,000 gal. Ph Patrick 3 1/2’ barrel, 2 thermometer, 1 chart 306-631-9577, Chamberlain, SK. book, 3 screens, $800 OBO, phone for details. 306-882-2702 Rosetown, SK

GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always 2010 65’ 3310 BOURGAULT Paralink, 12” buying tractors). David or Curtis, Roblin, spacing, mid row shank banding, double shoot, rear hitch, tandem axles, low acres, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. $145,000; 2002 49’ Morris Maxim air drill, G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors 12” spacing, w/7240 Morris grain cart, $52,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, only. Call 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK. 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge BOURGAULT 5710 64’, 9.8” space, steel inventory new and used tractor parts. packers, MRB’s, 2005 Bourgault 6350 air 1-888-676-4847. cart, DS, in-cab controls. Will separate. Best offer. 306-277-4503, Gronlid, SK. COMB-TRAC SALVAGE. We sell new and used parts for most makes of tractors, WANTED A Dual Shot Kit for a 64” 5710 air combines, balers, mixmills and swathers. drill. Call 306-277-4503 Gronlid, SK. 306-997-2209, 1-877-318-2221, Borden, 70’ SEEDMASTER, M fold, 12” spacing, lift SK. We buy machinery. kit, Smart hitch, c/w 2013 Flexi-Coil 580 LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE auger 10”, dual 650’s and Valmar 1665 caSalvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. nola box. 306-648-7765 or 306-648-3216, We sell new, used and remanufactured Gravelbourg, SK. parts for most farm tractors and combines. 2009 BOURGAULT 3310, 75’, w/6550 tank, 1 year on new tips and discs, very accurate AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older trac- drill and tank, $205,000 OBO. Call tors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth- 306-867-7165, Loreburn, SK. er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battle42’ K-HART DISC DRILL, 2010, DS, 12” ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. spacing, $26,500. Phone 306-255-7777, TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, Colonsay, SK. combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. FLEXI-COIL 300B c/w Barton openers, 38’, etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 12” spacing, $8900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

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NEW 2016 BRANDT swing away augers, 13110HP+, 4 to choose from. 2 electric and 1 hyd. swing away, 13,000 bu. per/hr. 3 augers, M13X110 HP, 1 auger, 10”x80’ $33,000 ea. Call any time, 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. BRANDT 8x50, BLUE, hyd. mover, winch, bin sweep, good cond. Ed 306-272-3848, 306-269-7745, Foam Lake, SK.

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MERIDIAN GRAIN AUGERS available with self-propelled mover kits and bin sweeps. Call Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipawin, SK. Toll free 1-888-304-2837. WINTER CLEARANCE: Loaded HD8-39/ HD8-46/ TL 10-39 plus SLMD12 - 72 and SLMD12 - 95 plus. Used Augers: 2014 HD 8-53 loaded, excellent; 2012 TL 10-39; 2012 SLMD 12-72 with winch and swing mover; Brandt 10x60 S/A: Wheatheart 8x51’ c/w mover. Also dealer for ConveyAll Conveyors. Leasing available! Call Dale at Mainway Farm Equipment, 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299, Davidson, SK.

2013 CLAAS 3300 RC Quadrant 3x4 square baler, approx. 7000 bales made, vg cond., $110,000. Can deliver. Call anytime 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

2011 JD 9770 STS, 2123 eng. hrs., 1494 sep. hrs., 520x42 duals, FCC, spreader, Contour-Master, fore/aft, Y&M, shedded, good condition, $175,000. 204-362-1337, Portage la Prairie, MB.

2006 9660 WTS, 914 PU, duals, 2300/ 1550 hrs. $132,500. A.E. Chicoine Farm 2005 CASE/IH WDX 1202 SP swather Equipment 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 30’, 123 HP, cab suspension, hyd for&aft. and tilt, Roto-Shears on each end, Manda- 1998 JD CTS MAXIMIZER II, 2330 sep. Strawmaster PU, gone through thorMERIDIAN AUGERS IN STOCK: swings, ko mounted swather roller, 1900 hrs., very hrs., ever year, $38,000. 306-279-7757 truck loading, Meridian SP movers. Call good condition, $52,500. Call Jim Wilson, oughly ask for Ted. Yellow Creek, SK. 204-362-2449, Darlingford, MB. E-mail: Hoffart Services Inc., Odessa, SK., 306-957-2033. 2013 CONVEY-ALL TCSNH1045 HDMK 1998 INTERNATIONAL 8825 hp, 25” douconveyor w/new belt, $17,000; 2013 ble swap, 1347 hrs. GPS., 306-483-7322. R1041 Wheatheart w/38HP mover and Frobisher, SK clutch, $9995. Both in excellent condition. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. NEW MERIDIAN AUGERS: TL12-39 with 37 HP, EFI Vanguard eng., c/w mover, HD clutch, reversing gearbox and lights. Retail $24,200, cash price $19,500. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. NEVER CLIMB A BIN AGAIN! Full-bin Super Sensor, reliable hardwired with 2 year warranty; Magnetic Camera Package - One man positioning of auger (even at night); Hopper Dropper - Unload your hopper bins without any mess; Wireless Magnetic LED Light - Position your swing auger at night from the comfort of your truck. Safety and convenience are the name of the game. Contact Brownlees Trucking Inc., 306-228-2971, 1-877-228-5598, Unity, SK. AUGERS: NEW and USED: Wheatheart, Westfield, Westeel augers; Auger SP kits; Batco conveyors; Wheatheart post pounders. Good prices, leasing available. Call 1-866-746-2666. REMOTE CONTROL SWING AUGER movers, trailer chute openers, endgate and hoist systems, wireless full bin alarms, swing belt movers, wireless TractorCams, motorized utility carts. All shipped directly to you. Safety, convenience, reliability. Kramble Industries at 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or

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

2000 CASE/IH 2388 w/1015 header, $65,000; 2004 2388 w/2015 PU header, $115,000; 2006 2388 w/2015 PU header, $130,000; 2009 7088 w/2016 PU header, $180,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, GRAVITY WAGONS: New 400 bu, $7,400; 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 600 bu., $12,500; 750 bu., $18,250. Large selection of used gravity wagons, 250-750 2004 CIH 8010 w/2016 PU, 2899 eng hrs. bu. Used grain carts, 450 to 1110 bushel. 2191 thres hrs., 900 metric, long auger, View at: recent $36,000 w/o, put through shop 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB. every year, asking $97,000. 306-287-7645, Watson, SK. SEED CLEANERS SALE: 2015 Orion screen machine, many upgrades - better than new. Good selection of screens; 1995 Kamas Westrup air/screen machine, UB1500 4 variable pitch decks. Excellent selection of screens; 2015 Mercury indents, easy change nickel plated non-stick shells; 1995 Carter day indents; 1994 14M Forsberg Gravity, new shaker arms and your selection of new deck screen; 1995 Damas indent, extra shells; 6 pairs of spiral separators. Call Warren 204-730-0430 or Simon 204-720-9155, Ellis Seeds, Wawanesa, MB.

AFTER SEASON SALE! All makes of combine platforms: Flex, Rigid, Corn heads. Reconditioned and field ready. Reimer Farm Equipment, #12 Hwy. N, Steinbach, MB. Call Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000.

2011 MORRIS CONTOUR 51’, 10” spacing, side band openers, c/w 2012 7240 3rd tank, $99,000. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 2007 JD 1770NT 16 row 30” planter, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. c/w 2 pt. hitch, liquid fertilizer kit, 600 gallon liquid fert. tank, 240 gal. liquid fert. 2010 MORRIS 8370, 3 tank, variable rate, tank, MaxEmerge XP, not used last 2 TBT, 440 bu., $69,900. Cam-Don Motors years, monitor and controller included, Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. $60,000. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. 2003 BOURGAULT 54’ 5710 air drill, w/MRBs, Dickey John NH3 kit and set up for dual shoot, $30,000 OBO. 306-658-4240, 306-843-7549, Wilkie, SK. ALLIED 6’ SNOWBLOWER 3PTH, good condition, asking $890. 204-728-1861, JD 1830, 2008, 50’, w/JD 1910 TBH air cart, 430 bu., 10” spacing, Pattison liquid Brandon, MB. fert., excellent. 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK. 70 IHC POINT HITCH snowblower, 84’ cut, 2012 MORRIS CONTOUR II 61’ air drill, manual shoot. Good condition $1400 OBO, 12” spacing, w/8650 XL air cart w/duals, Briercrest, SK. var. rate, Eston special fertilizer Broadcast kit, Bourgault tillage tool, 3/4” Eagle Beak AGED INVENTORY SALE! New Artsway 3PT knives, $185,000. Ph Gerald 306-379-4530 snowblowers made in Ontario, 72” manual or Nathan 306-831-9246, Fiske, SK. turner $2750; 78” hyd. turner, $3550; 96” hyd., $5400; 102” hyd., $6950; 108” hyd., 2013 SEED HAWK 6012, TBH 600 air cart, $7200; 102 and 120” hyd. contractors, double shoot, $215,000. 306-831-9497, $7790 + $9100 faded paint. Limited quan- Tessier, SK. tities. One used 84” hyd., $2700; One used 102” single auger hyd., $4500. Cam-Don 2013 BOURGAULT 3320 XTC 66’, 10” space, MRB, DS, Bourgault updates done, Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. blockage and X20 monitors c/w 6700 cart, 2 fans, 4 metering tanks, conveyor, duals, whole unit always shedded, exc. cond., $305,000. 780-872-3262, Lashburn, SK.

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

BRAND NEW 2015 CLAAS LEXION 780TT, fully loaded with all options. Save $1000’s. Delivery available. 218-779-1710.

2013 VERSATILE SX275, 120’, AutoBoom, crop dividers, duals, 600 hrs., shedded, vg lease return, $175,000. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 2014 JD 4730, 500 hrs., 100’ boom, Autotrac, JD link, floats 20.8x38, also narrow set, asking $285,000. Call 306-441-8466, Battleford, SK.

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DUAL STAGE ROTARY SCREENERS and Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. Call 204-857-8403, 2004 NEW HOLLAND CX 860 w/PU head- TRACTORS, COMBINES, SWATHERS, Portage la Prairie, MB. or visit online: er, 2237 threshing. hrs., good condition, ploughs, cultivators, tires and rims, hyd. $75,000. 204-250-4796, Plumas, MB. cylinders, balers, older trucks, crawlers. 204-871-2708, 204-685-2124, Austin, MB. USED LMC GRAVITY SEPARATORS, 400 BPH and 300 BPH units available. Call LMC Advertise your unwanted equipment in the Canada 1-800-667-6924. SEVERAL LOW HOUR JD COMBINES: Classifieds. Call our toll-free number and place 9870 STS and 9770 STS. All between your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to 2008-2011 and all between 600-900 sep. to ask about our prepayment bonus. Prepay mustard. Cert. organic and conventional. hrs. Headers also available. Can arrange for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! 1-800-7820794. 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. delivery. Call 218-779-1710.

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BREAKING DISCS: KEWANEE, 14’ and 12’; Rome 16’ and 9’; Wishek 14’ and 30’. 2- DMI 7 shank rippers. 1-866-938-8537. 1992 37’ CASE/IH 5600 HD cultivator, w/Degelman mounted 4-row harrows, $25,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

2016 VERSATILE SD550 Ezee-On 15’ offset 3850 FLEXI COIL AIR cart, very good con- disc, 550 lbs./ft., HD bearing pkg., dition $30,000. 306-672-8102. Gull Lake, 26”x3/8” notched. Lease or finance OAC. SK. Cam-Don Motors 306-237-4212 Perdue SK

2006 Seedmaster 66-12ATD w/2006 JD 1910-430bu double shoot, smart hitch one season on Valmar. SPECIAL $157,900. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK

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WANTED: 4W305; 4W220; 220 and D21. 8070, 8050 or 8030 MFWD. 701-240-5737, Minot, ND.

1981 WHITE 105 with 10’ Leon dozer blade, fair cond., $9000. 306-561-7780, Davidson, SK.

1988 CASE 7130 MFWD, 6800 hrs., poor 2011 BOURGAULT 6700 air cart X20, 4tm, paint, runs exc., priced for quick sale, bag lift, $135,000 OBO. Weyburn, SK. $30,000. Ph. 204-730-3139, Glenboro, MB. 306-563-8482. 1984 IHC 5088, 130 HP, 8920 hrs., 1996 BOURGAULT 40’ 8800/3195, harrows 20.8x38 radials, triple hyds., dual PTO, and packers, $16,000. Call 306-563-8482, $17,500. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB. Rama, SK.



50 COMPLETE BARTON II openers, off Flexi-Coil 6000 drill. Call 306-677-2689, Swift Current, SK.

1998 FLEXI-COIL 57’ 5000 air drill and 320 bu. tank, $20,000 OBO. Troy 306-296-7899 or Jerome 306-296-7784, Frontier, SK.

2010 MORRIS CONTOUR 48’, 12” spacing, DS, new carbide sideband openers, Devloo rotary scrapers, Agtron all run blockage, 2013 JD 4940, 1850 hrs., 1600 gal. tank. TBT, 8300XL tank, 80 bu. 3rd tank, 120’, 2 sets of tires, JD Height control, $128,000 OBO. 306-773-9057, Stewart 2630 GPS, 3000 receiver, $280,000. Valley, SK. 204-247-2142, Roblin, MB. 2011 MORRIS CONTOUR 61’, 12” space, SPRA-COUPE 7650, 2005, 80’ booms, DS, 6000 acres on Atom Jet openers, 725 gal. tank, 380/90R46 skinniest, 620 5.5x8 semi pneumatic packers, new hoses, rear floats, 5000 rate controller w/Out- 2013 Morris 8650XL TBT mech. drive, vg back S3 mapping and sec. control, 3-way cond, $165,000. 306-421-3865 Estevan SK nozzles, front tires brand new, rear diff. rebuilt last spring, 2678 hrs., always shed- 2009 JD 1830 61’ 10” spacing, 3 1/2” packer wheels, Pattison liquid tow behind. ded, $70,000. 306-246-4442, Hafford, SK. 1910 430 bu Coneyor bag lift 2600 moni2011 JD 4830, 100’, with only 1150 tor dual wheels. Phone 306-445-5602, hours, full AutoSteer, 1000 gal. SS tank, all North Battleford, SK. options, both sets of tires, $219,000. 306-948-7223, Biggar, SK.


2011 CLAAS LEXION 760, 700 sep. hrs., fully loaded, $265,000 CAD OBO; 2010 Lexion 590, fully loaded, 500 sep. hrs., $220,000 CAD OBO. All exc. cond., used only in small grains; 2000 Lexion 480, $27,000 CAD OBO. Delivery available. Call 218-779-1710.

2009 JD 1790 CCS planter, 16/31 row, 30” or 15” row spacing, drawbar hitch, Yetter floating row cleaners, Ridgeland mud cleaning gauge wheels, Keaton seed firmers, In-furrow liquid fertilizer, Precision planting 20/20 monitor, E-sets, air force Auto-down force control. Corn, soybean and canola seed meters w/loading conveyor, $130,000. 306-697-7203, Grenfell, SK.

FLOATER TIRES: Factory rims and tires: John Deere 4045, 710/60R46, $19,500; 800/55R46, $23,500; JD 4038, Case 4420, 650/65R38 Michelin tires and rim, $13,500. Sprayer duals available. Call 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK.

2010 NH P2060 DRILL and P1050 tank, 57’, 10” spacing, 550 lb. shanks, 4” rubber packers, 3” Atom Jet paired row openers with carbide tips and wings, DS dry 430 bu. tank, 3 compartments, 8 run double shoot, dual fans, variable rate, 900x60/32 Trells, c/w mounted loading/unloading Convey-All paddle conveyor, $125,000. Jim Wilson, 204-362-2449, Darlingford, MB. E-mail: 1996 FLEXI-COIL 5000 with 2320 cart, 57’, 9” spacing, good condition, $25,000 OBO. 204-250-4796, Plumas, MB. 800 FLEXI-COIL 33’, DS, with 1720 tank, (last 800 made), 12” spacing, 550 lbs shanks, Poirier seed boots, low acres, tank shedded until this year. 306-745-7505 or 306-877-2014, Dubuc, SK.

2010 Seedmaster 70-12TXB w/2010 JD 1910-430bu 8 run double shoot, Greenstar. Reg: $221,800 SPECIAL $189,100. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK

1996 CASE 5240, 5300 hrs., can be equipped w/loader; 1999 MX120, 4400 hrs.; 1999 MX170, 4600 hrs. w/loader. Call 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. 2013 140A FARMALL Case/IH w/loader, 1800 hrs., $82,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

WANTED: 2294 FWA, in good running order; and 1370, 2290 Case w/weak engines 2013 Seedmaster 74-12TXB JD towers 306-395-2668, 306-681-7610. Chaplin, SK. with JD Blockage all run seed & primary LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We fertilizer block. SPECIAL $126,360. South buy 90 and 94 Series Case, 2 WD, FWA Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regi- tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have na, SK rebuilt tractors and parts for sale. 2012 Seedmaster 66-12TXB Raven Cruizer 306-784-7841, Herbert, SK. Matrix hyd block,40bu rear mounted Ultra Pro Canola tank, $151,470. South Country WANTED: CASE 2096 FWA tractor in good shape, with Cararro front end, with Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK or without FEL. Phone 306-257-3677. 2007 SEEDMASTER 80-14 w/ 2011 Bourgault tank, Smart Hitch, double shoot, all run 3 tank meter. SPECIAL $189,000. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, 2010 CIH STEIGER 335, powershift, AutoRegina, SK Steer, 520/85x42 duals, rear weights, 2008 Seedmaster 64-12TXB dual castors shedded, only 775 hours, $185,000. Outer wing wheel, lift kit F/C tow behind 204-268-2853, Selkirk, MB. ap. SPECIAL $92,560. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK 2006 Seedmaster 66-12 Primary bloclage on Seed fert, Pneumatic packers, double WANTED: JD 8630 w/original 30 Series shoot. SPECIAL $99,700. South Country engine. Call 701-340-5061, Minot, ND. Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK MITCH’S TRACTOR SALES LTD., FLEXI-COIL 5000 57’ single shoot air 204-750-2459 (cell), St. Claude, MB. pac,new hoses, new rear hinges 2- JD 2130s, 3 w/2320cart 7” auger. SPECIAL $28,250. PTH, 2 hyds, w/wo loader; JD 2950, 2WD, South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, CAH, 3 PTH, 2 hyds; JD 2950, MFWD, 3 PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; JD 2955, MFWD, 3 Regina, SK PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; JD 3150, MFWD, 3 1998 JD 1820-61, Front castors on wings, PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; JD 3155, MFWD, 3 New primary hoses, w/JD 1900 cart, PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; 2- JD 4050s, 350bu. SPECIAL $35,300. South Country MFWD, 3 PTH, PS, w/o loaders; 2- JD Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK 4450s, MFWD, 3 PTH, 15 spd, w/loader; 2010 NH ST830 56’, 12” spacing, 550 lb. JD 6420, MFWD, 3 PTH AutoQuad, trips, air package, Technotill seed system, w/loader; JD 6430, MFWD, 3 PTH, Autoexcellent, $67,500 OBO. 306-441-4003, quad, w/loader; JD 7600, MFWD, 3 PTH, PowerQuad, w/loader; JD 7800, MFWD, 3 North Battleford, SK. PTH, PowerQuad, w/loader.

WANTED: 8440 or 8450 JD with PTO. Must be in good shape. 204-843-2917, 2015 BOURGAULT 3320 XTC, 76’, side 2016 DEMO 80’ DEGELMAN land roller, Amaranth, MB. band, 10”, 6550 cart, $258,000 OBO. Will Odessa Rockpicker Sales. 306-957-4403, separate units. 306-563-8482, Yorkton, SK Odessa, SK. STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER specializing in rebuilding JD tractors. Want Series 2010 SEEDMASTER 70-12 w/JD 1910 430 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 7000s to rebuild or for bu. duals, conveyor, $129,000 OBO. Delivparts. pay top $$. Now selling JD parts. ery available 306-563-8482, Moose Jaw SK JD 7200 PLANTERS IN STOCK, 8 to 16 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. row, any planter makes available. Call JD 1820, DS, paired row with blockage, Reimer Farm Equipment, Gary Reimer, JD 8970, triple tires; JD 4650, FWD, 3 2011 JD 1910 cart, var. rate, 12” conveyor, 204-326-7000, Hwy. #12, Steinbach, MB. PTH, new engine; JD 4440, rebuilt engine; 3 meters, extra hose and boots, $52,000 JD 4255, FWD. Can deliver. Phone OBO. Call 306-746-4614, Raymore, SK. DEGELMAN 45’ LAND ROLLER, $34,900; 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. Flexi-Coil 30’ 6000 disc drill, $16,900 and 1997 CONCORD 4812, DS dry with NH3, 57’ 5000, $17,900; Wishek 38’ disc, 1986 JD 2950, FWA, big rubber, 9000 Dutch openers, 2000 JD 1900 seed cart, $104,900. Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030, hrs.; Also have a variety of horses for sale. 270 bu, $25,000. 306-452-3233, Antler, SK Call 204-628-3366, Waterhen, MB. anytime. North Battleford, SK.


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

JD 4230, new tires 18.5x38, $11,000; JD 4020, dual hyds, PTO, good tires, $7000. Both 100 HP w/PS. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB.

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

WRECKING FOR PARTS: 4440 JD, complete OH eng., vg sheet metal and cab; 1135 Massey, c/w vg running engine and sheet metal. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. 2000 JD 7710, 5130 hrs; 2006 JD 7720, 4600 hrs; 2000 JD 7810, 5500 hrs; 1997 2011 HITACHI 270 CL-3 excavator Isuzu, 7710, 5500 hrs. All MFWD and can be 4 cyl. 147 HP dsl. eng., 5’ WBM bucket equipped w/loaders. 204-522-6333, Melita w/hyd. thumb, 32’’ tracks, 8692.5 hrs., AC, heater, 2 spd., exc. working cond., 2007 JD 6430 FWA, premium, 1 owner, $125,000. Can deliver. (Warranty). 1300 hrs., c/w all options incl. 3 PTH, 673 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. self levelling loader with E/H quick attach, w/bucket and grapple, pallet forks and bale spear, asking $90,000. 306-740-7911, Stockholm, SK. EQUIPMENT, TREES & LAND: IHC TD crawler, IHC 914 combine; Coop 550 2004 JD 9520, 4WD, 4600 hrs., swather; Massey 860 combine; Parting out 800/70R38 duals, 4 remotes, ActiveSeat, combines/tractors - MF 1030 tractor; PasHID lights, nice clean tractor, $159,000. ture/hayland for rent; Also standing poplar 306-743-7622, Langenburg, SK. Call 204-268-1888, Beausejour, MB. JOHN DEERE 4755 2WD. very good WANTED: APPROX. 60 pcs Stealth side shape, differential lock. 306-576-2171, or band reinforcement brackets, #BG101; Also want JD 1900 seed tank meter boxes 360-560-7679. Wishart, SK. in good cond. 204-655-3458, Sifton, MB. JOHN DEERE 8630, PTO, tires like new, excellent condition, $19,500. 306-861-4592, BOBCAT 943 SKIDSTEER, $14,900; NH LX865 skidsteer, $12,900; McKee 7’ snowFillmore, SK. blower, $1,000; Lorenz 8’ HD snowblower, $1,500; Gehl 500 cu. ft., 4 auger feed cart, 2002 JD 9520 with PTO, powershift, 800 $10,000; Eversman V-Ditcher $2,000, Ashmetrics, Greenlighted, 6700 hrs., land 4.5, 6, and 8 yard scrapers, Phoenix $139,000. 306-948-7223, Biggar, SK. rotary harrow 35’, 42’, and 53’; Knight 3 auger feed cart, $5,000. 1-866-938-8537. 1998 JD 9300 4WD, 4 hyds., GreenStar ready, always shedded, 4370 hrs., 4020 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR, w/595 20.8/42duals, $99,000. 306-753-7575. Buhler Q/A loader, new paint, nice condition, asking $9000; 570 Degelman high lift JD 9300, 1997, 5996 hrs., 24 spd., triples, rock picker, ground drive w/clutch, asking 4 hyds., wired for GPS, excellent. JD $4000 OBO; Convey-All conveyor deck, 8110, 2001, FWA, 4000 hrs, 1000 PTO, with 30’ conveyor, rotates, asking $2600; excellent. 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK. 40 Cockshutt tractor w/post pounder, asking $2950. 204-728-1861, Brandon, MB. JD 4630, loader, cab; Case 2870, 4x4, Degelman dozer; Cockshutt 550 gas; 1991 ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New Degelman equipment, land rollers, StrawGMC 17’ B&H. 306-238-4411, Goodsoil, SK master, rockpickers, protill, dozer blades. 1996 JOHN DEERE 8570, 4450 hrs., 24 306-957-4403, 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. spd., PTO, very good condition, asking FLAX STRAW BUNCHER and land levelers. $71,000. 306-421-0679, Estevan, SK. Building now! Place orders now and don’t delay! 306-957-4279, Odessa, SK.

THE PASKWAW BISON PRODUCERS COALITION is a registered Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to raising public awareness to the threat Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) poses to the bison industry. For DIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, further info contact Robert Johnson 12 to 300 KWs, lots of units in stock. Used and new: Perkins, John Deere and Deutz. We also build custom Gensets. We currently have special pricing on new John Deere units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471. 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, 600 volts, 700 hrs, $30,000; KT450 Cummins w/250 KW, $15,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd, 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK.

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SPRUCE FOR SALE!! Beautiful locally 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’ spruce available. Now taking spring orders while supplies last. Phone 403-586-8733 or visit:

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Sheep and Goat with Small Animals & Holstein Calves For on farm appraisal of livestock or for marketing information please call Brad Kehler (Manager) Cell 204-346-2440 Auction Mart (204) 434-6519 MB. Livestock Dealer #1436

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VERSATILE 375, 400, 435, 550 used; 450, 500 and 550DT new. Call KMK Sales Ltd. 306-682-0738, Humboldt, SK. 2375 VERSATILE, 310 hrs., warranty until 16’ PEELED RAILS, 2-3” $7.50 ea., 125 per Nov, 2017, private sale. 306-441-6160, or bundle; 3-4” $9.25 ea., 100 per bundle; 4-5” $11 each, 75 per bundle. Vermette 306-398-4025. Baldwin, SK Wood Preservers, 1-800-667-0094, Spruce Home, SK

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1984 VERSATILE 975, w/855 Cummins, new paint, new interior, new pins and bushings, 8000 hrs., very nice, hard to find! $34,500 CDN OBO. Delivery available. Call 218-779-1710.


To Consign or for more information call: 204-694-8328 DRILL STEM: 200 3-1/2”, $45/ea; 400 2-7/8”, $32/ea; 700 2-3/8”, $33/ea; 300 1” rods. 306-768-8555, Carrot River, SK.

WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly tractors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847.

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MF #36 DISCERS. Will pay top dollar and pick from anywhere. Phone Mike 306-723-4875, Cupar, SK.

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WATER IN THE WRONG PLACE: Used pumping motors, PTO carts, 6” - 10” alum. WANTED: Older and newer tractors, in pipe. 50 years experience. Call Dennis 1994 NH 8870, MFWD, big single tires, running condition or for parts. Goods Used 403-308-1400, Taber, AB. 3 PTH, runs excellent, $40,000. Call Tractor Parts, 1-877-564-8734. 204-730-3139, Glenboro, MB. WANTED: BOURGAULT field cultivator 35-40’ w/harrows; Also a Flexi-Coil or Bourgault air seeder or air drill w/ cart in good condition, either 33-40’. Call 1992 FORD VERS. 976, recent repairs, 204-728-1861, Brandon, MB. Atom Jet, Outback AutoSteer, 7400 hrs., $47,500 OBO. 204-242-4332, Manitou, MB.

SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire and all accessories for installation. Heights from 26” to 120”. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen ph/fax: 306-426-2305, Smeaton, SK.

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WESTERN IRRIGATION: CADMAN Dealer. Spring discounts. Full line of new and used equipment. 1 Cadman 4000S wide RICHARDSON GRADER, good condition, body big gun, like new; Also alum. pipe, 1983 MF 2805, 20.4x38 duals (good), good $2100. Willing to trade on a small 2WD pumps and motors. If we don’t have it, we V8 motor, needs hyd. pump on RH exterior tractor (Case or JD). Call 306-460-9027, will get it for you! Call 306-867-9461, 306-463-3480. Flaxcombe, SK. 306-867-7037, Outlook, SK. $4000 OBO. 306-735-2936 Whitewood, SK

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

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HARMONY NATURAL BISON buying finished up to $6.25/lb HHW; Culls up to $5.25/lb HHW; Feeders up to $4.75/lb LW. Call/text 306-736-3454, SE Sask.

GUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison Wood Preservers Ltd., ask for Ron is looking to contract grain finished bison, 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. as well as calves and yearlings for growing markets. Contact Roger Provencher at MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. 306-468-2316, Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: QUILL CREEK BISON is looking for finished, and all other types of bison. COD, paying market prices. “Producers working with Producers.” Delivery points in SK. and SEASONED JACK PINE firewood: Available MB. Call 306-231-9110, Quill Lake, SK. in bulk bags or 4’ lengths, split. Also green or dry in log lengths. Can deliver. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for 306-277-4660, 306-921-6939, Ridgedale over 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, grain or grass fed. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your final call with Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB.


BLOCKED AND SEASONED FIREWOOD: 1980 555 VERSATILE; 1985 4650 JD trac- $180 per 160 ft.≥ cord; bags $80 (includes tor, rebuilt engine. Dave 204-623-6824, refundable deposit for bag). Bundles of 4’-5’ or 6.5’ also available. Vermette Wood The Pas, MB. Preservers 1-800-667-0094, Spruce Home. 1979 2180 WHITE, 3097 hrs., 1998 JD 9200 fwd., 4082 hrs., new rubber. SEASONED SPRUCE SLAB firewood, one cord bundles, $99, half cord bundles, $65. 306-483-7322. Frobisher, SK. Volume discounts. Call V&R Sawing, 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK.

For a catalogue or more info contact T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at (PL #116061) MAR MAC FARMS, Simmental Black Angus, Red Angus bull sale, Wed. March 8, 1:30 pm Mar Mac Farms in Brandon. Selling pens of commercial open and bred females. See catalogue @ or call 204-728-3058. Brandon, MB.

CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & Female Sale, Monday March 6th, 1:00PM at the Winnipeg Livestock Sales, Winnipeg, MB. Offering 45 bulls and females. For a catalogue or more information call T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue WANT TO PURCHASE cull bison bulls and on-line at: Watch and cows, $5/lb. HHW. Finished beef steers bid on-line at: PL#116061 and heifers for slaughter. We are also buying compromised cattle that can’t make a long trip. Oak Ridge Meats, McCreary, 204-835-2365, 204-476-0147. 70 YEARLING HEIFERS for sale. Approx 800-900 lbs. Call 306-728-4906 after 6PM. Melville, SK.

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100 BRED BISON HEIFERS, excellent quality, ready to go. Call Doug at Quill Creek Bison, 306-231-9110, Quill Lake, SK.

NILSSON BROS INC. buying finished bison on the rail, also cull cows at Lacombe, AB. For winter delivery and beyond. Smaller BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood groups welcome. Fair, competitive and aspayment. Contact Richard Bintner 2006 CAT D8T SU dozer, single shank rip- and wood chips for sale. Lehner Wood Pre- sured per, cab air, 11,000 hours, work ready, servers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, 306-873-3184. SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer. $150,000. 204-795-9192 Plum Coulee, MB WANTED: ALL KINDS of bison from yearlings to old bulls. Also cow/calf pairs. Ph JD 168 FEL c/w 8’ bucket, excellent condiKevin at 306-429-2029, Glenavon, SK. tion, $6800. Call 204-476-6907, Manitoba. FRONT END LOADER, has it’s own oil reservoir, pump and controls, newer bucket $600 OBO 306-799-4628 Briercrest,SK. BEV’S FISH & SEAFOOD LTD., buy direct, fresh fish: Pickerel, Northern Pike, DEGELMAN DOZER BLADE, 14’, 6-way Whitefish and Lake Trout. Seafood also blade, mounted on Case STX 325, $22,000 available. Phone toll free 1-877-434-7477, OBO. Call 306-421-0679, Estevan, SK. 306-763-8277, Prince Albert, SK.

Selling 70 yearling, Red, Black and Fullblood Simmental and SimAngus bulls. Wintering and delivery available.

APPROX. 70- 2016 bison calves for sale. Nice looking group. Offers. Call Marvin at 306-929-2775, Prince Albert, SK. ON OFFER: 35 - 2015 Plains females. Kramer’s Bison Auction in North Battleford, SK. March 8th, 2017. Call 306-441-1408.

Horner Cattle Company has for sale: 45 top quality home-raised Angus x Simmental Bred Heifers. Exposed to proven calving ease bulls by some of the industry’s leading sires. -Exposed from June 15th to September 15th. -Asking $2200 These cattle come from an established herd, with proven performance in the progeny, and long- standing comprehensive health program. Discount given for larger or complete group. Contact 204 867 7117 for more details or email

PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS yearling bulls, Sire H.A. Imagemaker 0415, $2000; Also big round bales - 2nd cut, $45, 1st cut $35, 1250 lbs. 204-886-2083, Teulon, MB.

SOUTH VIEW RANCH Red and Black Angus Bull Sale, Thursday April 13th. Offering 90+ Red and Black Angus yearling bulls. Performance data, semen tested. Phone Shane 306-869-8074 or Keith EDIE CREEK ANGUS has 46 Meaty, Mod- 306-454-2730, Ceylon, SK. erate, Maternal, Black & Red Angus 2 year old bulls for sale. March 11th, Ashern Auction Mart at 1:00 PM will be our 10th KENRAY RANCH RED ANGUS BULLS: Annual Sale! Easy calving, easy fleshing, 40 responsibly developed, fully guaranteed developed as 2 year olds to breed more yearling bulls available. 30+ years in busicows for more years! Great temperaments, ness. Open house March 25th. On-line sale many suitable for heifers. 204-232-1620, April 5th - 6th. For more info. contact Sheldon 306-452-7545 or Ray 306-452-7447, Redvers, SK. E-mail: REG. 2 YEAR OLD Black and Red Angus bulls. Will be semen tested, guaranteed and delivered. View catalogue online at Call Michael ARM RIVER RED ANGUS has on offer yearling and 2 year old bulls sired by Red Becker, 204-348-2464, Whitemouth, MB. Cockburn Patriot 12R, Red Golden Eagle OSSAWA ANGUS, MARQUETTE, MB. Yosemite 6A, NRA Dateline 109Y (Black has for sale yearling and 2 year old bulls Red gene carrier) Red 6 Mile Summit 467Z and open yearling heifers. Call and grandsons of Canadian World Angus Forum Reserve Champion “Red Lazy MC 204-375-6658 or 204-383-0703. Smash 41 N.” Arm River Red Angus bulls STEWART CATTLE CO. & Guests Bull are selected from cows that calve unasSale: February 23rd, 2017, 1:30 PM, sisted. They are born easy with a will to Neepawa Ag-Plex, Neepawa, MB. 50 live, the genetics to grow and the quality Black Angus bulls; Simmental cross Angus to sell. Select your next herd sire from bulls. Contact Brent Stewart central Sask Red Angus bull supplier in our 204-773-2356, 204-773-6392. View our 31st year. 306-567-4702, Davidson, SK catalogue online: Email: BRED HEIFERS due to calve in April, bred CRANBERRY CREEK ANGUS registered to easy calving Angus bulls, preg checked. bulls. Sired by Kodiak, Angus Valley, Final 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, Answer, Cranberry Creek Tiger. EPD and SK. weights available. Hand fed for longevity. Semen tested, reg. transfer, delivered in May. Guaranteed breeders. Please call RED ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, semen tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery 204-534-2380 David and Jeanette Neufeld available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, 22nd ANNUAL Cattleman’s Connection Englefeld, SK. Bull Sale, March 3, 2017, 1:00 PM at Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB. Selling RED ANGUS YEARLING and 2 year old 100 yearling Black Angus bulls. For catalog bulls on moderate growing ration, perforor more info call Derrick Pilatic, Brook- mance info. available. Adrian or Brian and more Angus 204-841-5466, Barb Hart Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, Glaslyn, 204-476-2607; Barb Airey, Manager HBH SK. call 306-441-0946, 306-342-4407. Farms, 204-566-2134, Raymond Airey 204-734-3600, Sales Management, Doug Henderson, REG. RED ANGUS bulls born Feb./Mar. 403-782-3888 or 403-350-8541. 2016, calving ease, good growth. Little de BLACK ANGUS AND POLLED Hereford Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. bulls bred for calving ease, feed efficiency, fertility and longevity. Semen tested and delivery available. Call Don Guilford, COMING 3 YR. old Red Angus herdsire, used on PB herd. Call Little de Ranch, 204-873-2430, Clearwater, MB. 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. 65 RISING 2 yr. old Red and Black Angus bulls. Info sheets available. Triple V Ranch, Dan Van Steelandt 204-665-2448, HOWE RED ANGUS & Whitecap/Rosso 204-522-0092; Matt 204-267-0706. Charolais Bull Sale. April 5th, 2017, 1:00PM, 8 miles South of Moose Jaw on Melita, MB. #2 Hwy, 1.5 miles East on Baildon grid. YEARLING ANGUS BULLS. Canadian blood- Selling 35 Red Angus plus 47 two year old lines. Top quality. Phone 306-877-2014, Charolais and 25 yearling Charolais. ConDubuc, SK. tact Darwin 306-690-8916, Kelly 306-693-2163 or Mike 306-631-8779. SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Black and Red Angus 2 year old bulls. Ceylon, SK. Call DOUBLE BAR D FARMS “Best of Both Shane 306-869-8074, Keith 306-454-2730. Worlds” Bull & Select Female Sale, Tues. 50 BLACK ANGUS heifers, Jan-Feb calvers, February 28th in Grenfell, SK. Join us for some with calves at foot already; 50 April- lunch at noon; sales starts at 1:00 PM. OfMay calvers. 306-322-7905, Archerwill, SK. fering over 150+ bulls selected from one of the largest herds in Canada. For more information contact Ken at 306-697-7204 or T Bar C Cattle Co., 403-363-9973. View catalogue at: or PL #116061.

REGISTERED PB CHAROLAIS yearling and 2 yr. old bulls by private treaty. Semen tested and guaranteed. Call Brad DOUBLE ‘F’ CATTLE CO. 8th Annual Bull 204-537-2367, 204-523-0062, Belmont, Sale, March 30th, 2:00 PM at Heartland MB. Livestock, Prince Albert, SK. Selling 50 rugged Black Angus bulls and an elite group of replacement heifers. Kelly Feige CATTLEMAN! AGAIN THIS year we have 306-747-2376, 306-747-7498. Catalogue an excellent selection of polled Purebred Charolais bulls. Both yearling and 2 year online after Mar 1. olds. White and Red factor. As well as a SELLING: BLACK ANGUS BULLS. Wayside group of very low birth weight bulls Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, suitable for heifers. Shop early for best se306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. lection. Visit the farm or on the web at: Phone Gord or BRED HEIFERS due to calve in April, bred Sue at 204-743-2109, Cypress River, MB. to easy calving Angus bulls, preg checked. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, COMING 2 YR. old polled PB Charolais SK. bulls, come red factor. Call Kings Polled BLACK ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- Charolais, 306-435-7116, Rocanville, SK. men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, GOOD QUALITY YEARLING and 2 year old Englefeld, SK. Charolais bulls. Mostly AI sired. Semen BLACK ANGUS YEARLING and 2 year old tested. Some Red Factors. Will feed until bulls on moderate growing ration, perfor- breeding time. Contact Bar H Charolais, mance info. available. Adrian or Brian and Grenfell, SK. Kevin Haylock, 306-697-2901 Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, Glaslyn, or 306-697-2988. SK. call 306-441-0946, 306-342-4407. BECK McCOY BULL SALE, Wednesday, PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling February 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Beck Farms, bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. Milestone, SK. 92 Charolais and HereMeadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 ford bulls on offer. Wade 306-436-7458 or Chad 306-436-7300. Catalogue online or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. at: BLACK PEARL ANGUS Bull & Female Sale, Sunday March 12th, 2:00PM at the PUREBRED CHAR. HEIFERS bred to easy Edwards Livestock Centre, Tisdale, SK. calving, son of Ledger. Ken and Lorraine Selling yearling & 2 yr. old bulls and select Qualman 306-492-4634, Dundurn, SK. open heifers. Females sell with a young incentive program. Payment plan, wintering and delivery available. For catalogue or CREEK’S EDGE PUREBRED Charolais bulls more information call or T Bar C Cattle Co. for sale off the farm. 60 yearlings and 6 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line at: two year olds. We welcome you to our bull Watch and bid on-line pen anytime. Also selling purebred Charolais replacement heifers. Please phone at: PL#116061 Stephen 306-279-2033 or 306-279-7709, JOHNSON LIVESTOCK ANNUAL ANGUS Yellow Creek, SK. View all our bulls online Bull Sale, Thursday March 16th, 1:00PM at the ranch near Peebles, SK. Presenting 165 Black Angus bulls including extra age fall born and yearling bulls. Wintering and POLLED PB YEARLING CHAROLAIS delivery available. For a catalogue or more bulls, performance and semen tested. Will information contact Andrew 306-713-8631 keep until April, $3000-$4000. Charrow Bill 306-387-8011, or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. To Charolais, view catalogue on-line: 780-872-1966, Marshall, SK. and on sale day, watch and bid online at: PL#116061. WHITECAP/ROSSO CHAROLAIS and Howe Red Angus Bull Sale. April 5th, 2017, 1:00PM, 8 miles South of Moose Jaw, on #2 Hwy, 1.5 miles East on Baildon RED AND BLACK Angus coming 2 yr old grid. Selling 47 two year old Charolais and bulls. Semen tested. Guaranteed breeders. 25 yearling Charolais, plus 35 Red Angus. Delivered when you want them. Phone Contact Darwin 306-690-8916, Kelly 204-278-3372, 204-861-0060, Inwood, MB 306-693-2163 or Mike 306-631-8779. REG. 2 YEAR OLD Red and Black Angus bulls. Will be semen tested, guaranteed and delivered. View catalogue online at Phone Michael Becker, 204-348-2464, Whitemouth, MB. RED ANGUS PUREBRED 2 year old bulls. Open heifers also available. Contact DBM Angus Farms at Holland, MB., Brian 204-526-0942 or David 204-723-0288.

NEILSON CATTLE COMPANY Charolais Bull Sale, Friday March 10, 1:00 PM at the Ranch, hwy #47 south of Willowbrook, SK. Offering 30 coming 2 yr. old Charolais bulls. All semen tested and vet inspected. For catalogue or more information contact Mike 306-783-0331 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. Watch and bid on-line at: To view catalogue on-line F BAR & ASSOCIATES Angus bulls for visit us at: PL#116061 sale. Choose from 20 two year old and yearling Red and Black Angus bulls. Great genetics, easy handling, semen tested, delivery available. Call for sales list. Inquiries and visitors are welcome! Call Allen & 2nd ANNUAL FLADELAND LIVESTOCK Merilyn Staheli, 204-448-2124, Eddystone, Bull Sale, Wednesday March 15, 2017, 1:30PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose MB. E-mail: Jaw, SK. Selling 34 Red and Black yearling SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Red and Black Gelbvieh bulls. Call Del 306-869-8123 or Angus 2 year old bulls. Ceylon, SK. Call Clint 306-861-5654. View catalogue and Shane 306-869-8074, Keith 306-454-2730. videos at:


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POLLED YEARLING AND 2 YEAR OLD Simmental bulls, Reds and Blacks. Bulls are fully guaranteed, semen tested and insured until delivery. Call Ray Cormier, 204-736-2608, La Salle, MB. and visit our website:

17TH ANNUAL SASKATOON Gelbvieh Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, March 18, 2017, Saskatoon Livestock Sales. Pre-sale viewing and customer appreciation Friday, March 17, 2017. Gelbvieh bulls add pounds at weaning, feed efficiency, and superior maternal strength. Selling 40 stout polled red and black yearling PB and balancer Gelbvieh bulls and select females. Sale can be viewed online via DLMS. For more info. and catalogue: Darcy 306-865-2929 or 306-865-7859, or Darrell 780-581-0077, or sales consultant Kirk Hurlburt 306-222-8210. We know that farming is enough of a gamble so if you want to sell it fast place your ad in the Manitoba Co-operator classifieds. It’s a Sure Thing. Call our toll-free number today. We have friendly staff ready to help. 1-800782-0794.

POLLED HEREFORD AND BLACK Angus bulls bred for calving ease, feed efficiency, fertility and longevity. Semen tested and delivery available. Call Don Guilford, 204-873-2430, Clearwater, MB.

RANCH READY HORNED Hereford Bull Sale, March 10th, 1:00 PM at the ranch, Simmie, SK. 15 two year old bulls, 30 yearling bulls, 6 purebred open heifers, 20 commercial open heifers. View catalogue ASHWORTH FARM AND RANCH 14th and sale videos: Annual Bull Sale, Monday, March 6th, 1 PM Contact Craig Braun at 306-297-2132. at the farm. 8 miles South of Oungre, SK. Hwy. #35, 2-1/2 miles East. Offering 90 Red and Black Simmental bulls and Simm/Angus cross bulls. For catalogue or FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. more information call Kelly Ashworth Cows and quota needed. We buy all class- 306-456-2749, 306-861-2013 or Bouchard es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F Livestock 403-946-4999. View catalogue Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. on-line at: Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY 13th Annual Bull and Female Sale Thurs., March 2nd, 1:00 PM at the ranch, 22 kms. east of Balcarres, SK. Offering 70 SPRINGER LIMOUSIN has very quiet 2 yr fullblood Simmental, Red and Black Pureold and yearling Purebred Limousin bulls. bred Simmental and Simm/Red Angus Red or Black. Call Merv at 306-272-4817 cross bulls, yearlings and extra age bulls, all polled. 8 open purebred heifers. View or 306-272-0144, Foam Lake, SK. catalogue: For info. call GOOD SELECTION OF stout red and black Lee Stilborn 306-335-7553, 306-335-2828. Limousin bulls with good dispositions, calving ease. Qually-T Limousin, Rose Valley, SK. 306-322-7563 or 306-322-7554.

15 HEREFORD COWS, bulls were out June CIRCLE T LIMOUSIN purebred Red and 3rd. Phone 306-743-2400. Gerald, SK. Black performance tested bulls. GuaranAdvertise your unwanted equipment in the teed, semen tested, by trade leading sires. Classifieds. Call our toll-free number and 306-634-8536, 306-634-4621, Estevan, SK place your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget to ask about our prepayment bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! 1-800-782-0794. PB REGISTERED Red or Black yearling SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS 27th Anbulls and replacement heifers. Elderberry nual Bull and Female Sale, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 1:00 PM at Saskatoon LiveFarm Salers, Parkside, SK., 306-747-3302. stock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. 45 red, black and fullblood beef bulls. Semen tested, delivered and fully guaranteed; 9 replacement females. For more information call Tyler 306-544-7633 View catalogue at:

SQUARE D HEREFORDS: Herd bull prospects, 2 yr. old, fall born yearlings and spring yearling bulls. Quiet, performance tested. Delivery can be arranged. Hereford females bred Hereford, registration papers available. Jim Duke 306-538-4556, 306-736-7921, Langbank, SK. email: view our website: 2nd ANNUAL ON THE FARM Bid Off Bull Sale. Bidding starts Friday March 24, 1:00 PM CST. Closes Saturday, March 25, 2:00 BECK McCOY BULL SALE, Wednesday, CST, 2017, Neudorf, SK. 40 yearling and 2 February 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Beck Farms, yr old bulls. Details & updates available on Milestone, SK. 92 Charolais and Here- our websites: ford bulls on offer. Wade 306-436-7458 Call Glen and Ryan or Chad 306-436-7300. Catalogue online Bender, Neudorf, SK. 306-728-8613 and at: 306-748-2876 or Rayleen 306-231-3933.

ERIXON SIMMENTALS Bull & Female Sale Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM, Saskatoon Livestock Sale. 40 PB red yearlings; 13 PB black yearlings; 2 PB black extra age; 8 PB replacement heifers. Contact Dave at 306-270-2893. Clavet, SK. View catalog online at:

TOP QUALITY RED FACTOR yearling Simmental bulls. Good hair coats. Polled; also 1 Red Factor Simm/Angus cross 2 year old bull, polled. Call Green Spruce Simmental 306-467-4975, 306-467-7912, Duck Lake.

SOUTH SASK SIMMENTAL & ANGUS Annual Bull Sale, Monday March 13th, 1:00PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Selling 70 Red, Black and Fullblood Simmental and Red & Black Angus bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For BLACK & BLACK BALDIE Simmental Bulls, more information or a catalogue phone T good selection of yearlings 2 year olds. Ex- Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catacellent quality with good hair coats and logue at: PL#116061. disposition second to none! Semen tested. Delivery available. Call Regan Schlacter PROUDLY WESTERN BULL SALE, Saturday March 18th, 1:00PM at the Whitewood 306-231-9758, Humboldt, SK. Auction Barn, Whitewood, SK. Selling 70 FULLBLOOD FLECKVIEH and Black PB year- yearling Red, Black and Fullblood Simmenling bulls, reasonable birthweights, $4000. tal and SimmAngus cross bulls. Wintering and Delivery available. For catalogues or Curtis Mattson 306-944-4220 Meacham SK more info. contact T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line at: RED AND BLACK Purebred and commercial PL#116061. Simmental replacement heifers. Bill or Virginia Peters, 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. DOUBLE BAR D FARMS “Best of Both Worlds” Bull & Select Female Sale, Tues. 2 YR. OLD black bulls- yearling Red, Black February 28th in Grenfell, SK. Join us for and full-blood bulls. Moderate BW. Bill or lunch at noon; sales starts at 1:00 PM. OfVirginia Peters, 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. fering over 150+ bulls selected from one of the largest herds in Canada. For more ROBB FARMS, HOEGL LIVESTOCK Bull information contact Ken at 306-697-7204 Sale, Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00 or T Bar C Cattle Co., 403-363-9973. View PM MAST, Lloydminster Exhibition catalogue at: Grounds. On offer: 62 Red, Black, and Full- or PL #116061. blood quality Simmental bulls. Also 5 Red Angus. Bulls semen tested, fully guaran- 18th ANNUAL KUNTZ-MCINTOSH-SAJ teed and delivered. For catalogue or more Simmental Bull Sale. Tuesday March info call Jay 780-205-0816 or Murray 14th, 1:00PM CST, Lloydminster Exhibition 306-821-1205. Catalogue at: www.buya- Grounds. 65 yearling Red, Black, Fullblood On-line bidding available at: and full Fleckvieh Simmental bulls. ing and delivery available. For more info. contact Trevor Kuntz 306-441-1308, Blair McIntosh 306-441-7755, Stuart Jamieson 306-397-2708 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. Watch and bid on-line at: and View catalogue on-line R PLUS SIMMENTALS, 17th Annual at: PL#116061. Bull Sale, Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:00 PM at the ranch, 5 miles SE of Estevan, SK. Watch for signs. Selling: 70 multi-generation red and black Simmental yearling bulls, bred for easy calving & performance. YEARLING SPECKLE PARK bulls sired by Excellent bulls for commercial and pure- RH Yager 99Y. 306-877-2014, Dubuc, SK. bred operations. Also selling 20 2 year old bulls. Call Marlin LeBlanc, 306-421-2470 or Rob Holowaychuk, 780-916-2628.

LABATTE SIMMENTALS with MEADOW ACRES FARMS - 37th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Friday, March 3, 1:00PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK., 4 miles West of Moose Jaw on TransCanada Hwy. Offering: 100 Simmental beef bulls (52 Red Polled PB, 42 Black Polled PB, 6 FB); 20 Red and Black open PB heifers. For catalogues and info call Barry LaBatte at 306-815-7900 or 306-969-4820 Dustin Fornwald at 306-487-7510, Blair Fornwald at 306-487-7662 or Scott Johnstone at 306-693-4715. Catalogue on-line at: PL #914447

H. S. KNILL TRANSPORT, est. 1933, specializing in purebred livestock transportation. Providing weekly pick up and delivery service across Canada/USA and Mexico. Gooseneck service available in Ontario, Quebec and USA. US and Canada customs bonded carrier. Call 1-877-442-3106, fax 519-442-1122, or 155 King Edward St., Paris, ON. N3L 0A1.

600 TOP QUALITY bred heifers, start calving April 1. All heifers preg checked, pelt measured and full live vaccination program going to breed. Bred to Red and Black Angus. 204-325-2416, Manitou, MB. BLACK ANGUS REPLACEMENT Heifers, 300 to choose from. Call 204-937-3719 or 204-648-7775, Roblin, MB. BRED COW HERD REDUCTION, by half. 150 head. Bred Charolais, to calve first week of April. 306-432-4803, Lipton, SK.

COZY CAPS! Ear protection for newborn calves! 306-739-0020, Carlyle, SK. Email BLACK ANGUS HEIFERS for sale, bred to Black Angus bulls. Exposed July 1 - Sept 5, $2100. Call 306-476-2448, Rockglen, SK. COMPLETE HERD DISPERSAL. 40 bred cows: 10 bred heifers, 10- 2nd calvers, 185 yr. old and under, 2- 6 yr. olds. This is a totally closed herd, only top producers were kept. Also selling Black Angus herdsire. 306-961-6499, Prince Albert, SK. 75 SECOND AND THIRD Black and Red Angus young bred cows. Call 306-773-1049 or 306-741-6513, Swift Current, SK.

TIRED OF THE HIGH COST OF MARKETING YOUR CATTLE?? BUYING GOOD QUALITY 700-950 LBS. Steers & Heifers Rob: 528-3254, 724-3400 Ben: 721-3400 Don: 528-3477, 729-7240

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WANTED: RED OR BLACK Angus cross 21 RED ANGUS and Red Angus Hereford younger cows, lease to own. References cross bred cows, due to calve March. Call available. 306-542-2575, 306-542-7007, 204-348-3125, Whitemouth, MB. Veregin, SK.

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WANTED: CULL COWS and bulls. For book- 357 NH MIXMILL, hammer good on 2 good shape. 306-944-4325, ings call Kelly at Drake Meat Processors, sides, 306-231-8355, Bruno, SK. 306-363-2117 ext. 111, Drake, SK.


WANTED: SOMEONE TO CUSTOM feed 150 2002 HIGHLINE 7000 plus, RH discharge, cows starting fall 2017 in Western MB or very good, $7990. Call Cam-Don Motors Eastern SK. Call Don 403-501-1887. Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. CATTLE SHELTER PACKAGES or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website:

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HORSE AND TACK SALE, Heartland, Prince STEEL VIEW MFG. Self-standing panels, Albert, SK., Friday, March 3, starting at windbreaks, silage/hay bunks, feeder panels, sucker rod fence posts. Custom or5:30 PM. Call 306-763-8463. ders. Call Shane 306-493-2300, Delisle, SK.

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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. TEAM OF BROWN and white Paints, 1/2 Gypsy, broke to ride and drive. Chestnut gelding broke to ride and drive. Chestnut 2002 521DXT CASE payloader w/grapple gelding broke to ride. Several bred mares. fork. Call 306-773-1049 or 306-741-6513, Mares and geldings coming 2 and 3 yrs. Swift Current, SK. 306-435-3634, Moosomin, SK. BELGIAN GELDING, 12 yrs., 19 HH, best used as lead horse for 4 or 6 hitch, experienced driver only, $2100 OBO; Clyde cross riding horse gelding, 6 yrs., started, very quiet, $1400 OBO. 204-434-6693 Sarto MB

JOHN DEERE SANTA Cutter Sleigh, made in 1900’s, always shedded, $2500; JD custom made harness, used only in parades, $2500; Misc. horse items, double tree’s, sleigh poles, bells, etc. 204-773-0191, Rossburn, MB.

HI-HOG CATTLE SQUEEZE. 306-773-1049 or 306-741-6513, Current, SK.

FARMER 51, never married, looking for a younger woman with a son/kids to be a special part of my life and farm in NW SK. Don’t be shy, privacy assured. Much appreciated if you could please reply with recent photo, phone number and a brief description of yourself to: Box 5595, c/o The Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4

PSYCHIC ANNE EDWARDS, 36 yrs. experience. Find out what’s in the stars for you! Answers all questions in love, business, finances and career. Free 15 minute reading for first time callers. Phone 647-430-1891.

(5) 2nd LITTER SOWS, exposed to boar mid Nov, $350 now, $400 March 1st; Pigs for butchering. 306-867-8249, Outlook, SK

P. QUINTAINE & SON LTD. 728-7549 Licence No. 1123

ASK ABOUT Early Pay, and Volume DISCOUNTS! On select Seed purchases.

LOG HOMES AND CABINS, sidings, paneling, decking. Fir and Hemlock flooring, timbers, special orders. Phone Rouck Bros., Lumby, BC. 1-800-960-3388.

SASK. SHEEP DEV. BOARD sole distributor of sheep ID tags in Sask., offers programs, marketing services and sheep/ goat supplies. 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, SK.


Zeghers Seed Inc. is also an Exporter! We would be glad to help market your special crops.

Call Swift

SHEEP AND GOAT SALE, Heartland Livestock, Prince Albert, Friday, March 3, 11:00 AM. Call 306-763-8463 to pre-book.

Custom Forages and Blends, Cover Crops, Canary seed, Mustard seed, Spring Triticale Available.

Buy Used Oil NOTRE •• Buy Batteries DAME • Collect Used Filters USED • Collect Oil Containers OIL & • Antifreeze FILTER Southern, and DEPOT Eastern Western

SHARE YOUR LIFE, as it’s meant to be! Find a sincere relationship with our help. Candlelight Matchmakers. Confidential, rural, photos/profiles to selected matches. Local, affordable. Serving MB, SK, NW-ON. 204-343-2475. DO YOU KNOW an amazing single guy who shouldn’t be? Camelot Introductions has been successfully matching people for over 22 years. In-person interviews by Intuitive Matchmaker in MB and SK. or phone 306-978-LOVE (5683).

NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for over 15 years, is looking for Elk. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your final call with Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, ORGANIC PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION of MANITOBA COOPERATIVE (OPAM). Winnipeg, MB. Non-profit members owned organic certifiBUYING ELK for local and international cation body. Certifying producers, procesmeat markets. Call us for competitive pric- sor & brokers in Western Canada since Miniota, MB. Contact: ing and easy marketing. Phone Ian at 1988. 204-567-3745, 204-848-2498 or 204-867-0085.

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

WANTED: ORGANIC, HEATED or FEED QUALITY FLAX and feed peas. Call: 204-379-2451, St. Claude, MB.

KELLN SOLAR SUMMER/WINTER WA- WANTED: ORGANIC LENTILS, peas and TERING System, provides water in remote chickpeas. Stonehenge Organics, Assiniareas, improves water quality, increases boia, SK., 306-640-8600, 306-640-8437. pasture productivity, extends dugout life. St. Claude/Portage, 204-379-2763.



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Call 403-291-0005 Call 403-291-0005 Toll Free Toll Free 1-877-784-9696 1-877-784-9696 SK. Licensed Operator. Making for landowners landowners Makingthe the process processaapositive positive experience experience for A sharesShares available for accredited investors ClassClass ‘A’ Founders available for Accredited Investors FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER. RM of McCraney No. 282. Legal Description: NW-32-30-01-W3, ext. 0, SW-32-3001-W3, ext. 0. Conditions of Offer: 1. All offers to be submitted on or before 4:00 PM on February 28, 2017 to: Shirkey Law Office, Box 280, 127 Washington Ave., Davidson, SK., S0G 1A0. 2. Contact Shirkey Law Office at or 306-567-2023 to obtain Bid Form. 3. Deposits of $5000 made payable to Shirkey Law Office. Cheques will be returned to unsuccessful bidders. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. 4. Persons submitting offers must rely on their own inspection of land and improvements as to condition and number of acres.

TIMBER FRAMES, LOG STRUCTURES and Vertical Log Cabins. Log home refinishing and chinking. Certified Log Builder with 38 years experience. Log & Timber Works, Delisle, SK., 306-717-5161, Email Website at LOG AND TIMBER HOMES, Saskatoon, SK. Visit or HANLEY-KENASTON AREA. 320 acres, call 306-222-6558. bungalow, new shop, barn with added stock shelter, good water, natural gas, all underground services. 40 minutes from Saskatoon. Home quarter may be purchased separately. Asking $569,000. Call 306-252-5200 or Calgary 403-275-8008. WANTED: UP TO 250 quarters of grain land. Will consider most parts in SK. and AB. For more info. phone 306-221-2208. FOR SALE BY TENDER - RM Of Key West No. 070: SE-14-08-23 W2; SW-13-08-23 W2; NW-12-08-23 W2. DOUBLE RV LOT for sale, Yuma, AZ. With All offers to be submitted in writing on or RV support building - washer/dryer, toilet, before Friday March 10th, 2017. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Inshower etc. 403-871-2441, 928-503-5344. cludes 2 bins (6000 bu. & 5500 bu.). Mineral not included. Please forward all bids and enquiries to: McGeough Zepick Law Office, 1222-5th Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 0Z6. 306-634-8822,

2008 SRI 2016 SQ”, 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 LAND AUCTION for Val Veroba, Kelly baths, exc. cond. $144,900 OBO. Call Al Fleck, Dallas Fleck & Sherry Moffat, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, Days 306-221-4493 Vanscoy, SK. Inn, Estevan, SK., 7:00 PM. Please join MEDALLION HOMES 1-800-249-3969 Mack Auction Company on March 23rd for Immediate delivery: New 16’ and 20’ your chance to own 12 quarter sections of modular homes; Also used 14’ and 16’ prime farmland in RM of Browning #34. homes. Now available: Lake homes. Over $60,000 of Surface Lease Revenue Medallion Homes, 306-764-2121, Prince being sold with the land located in the center of the Lampman/Steelman gas and Albert, SK. oil fields! NW-19-04-06-W2; NE-19-0406-W2, $13,350 SLR; SW-19-04-06-W2, $3600 SLR; SE-19-04-06-W2, $10,000 SLR (Sub-divided yardsite does not sell); JUST COMPLETED! BEAUTIFUL NEW SE-29-04-06-W2, existing Surface Leases RTM home. 1320 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 not incl. in sale (Sub-divided yardsite does bath, vaulted ceilings, front covered porch, not sell); SW-29-04-05-W2, $2725 SLR; premium finishes. $98,000. Additional info SE-29-04-05-W2, $3050 SLR; NE-28-04and pics for this home and other RTM’s 05-W2, $5775 SLR; SE-28-04-05-W2, avail: Mitchell, MB. $7175 SLR; SE-18-04-05-W2, $8450 SLR (Sub-divided yardsite does not sell); RTMS AND SITE built homes. Call SW-17-04-05-W2, $6650 SLR; SE-06-041-866-933-9595, or go online for pictures 05-W2. For sale bill and photos visit and pricing at: Join us on Facebook and Twitter. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL311962

REAL ESTATE AUCTION, Ole Peteherych, 306-634-3540, Thursday, March 30, 2017, Days Inn, Estevan, SK., 7:00 PM. Join Mack Auction Company on Thursday, March 30 for your chance to own 6 quarter sections of fenced pasture land in the North Portal/Northgate SK. area. Lots 1 & 2 share a common water source and will be combined. This half section is located adjacent to the community pasture’s east corrals. RM Coalfields #4: 1. SW-22-0104-W2, pasture. 2. SE-22-01-04-W2, pasture. Abandoned farm yard with power service. Lots 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be combined. These 4 quarters are crossfenced and share water sources, valleys and coulees. RM Enniskillen #3: 3. SW-28-01-03-W2, pasture. 4. SE-28-01-03-W2, pasture. Seasonal access road and low level crossing. 5. NE-28-01-03-W2, pasture. Grid road access, also known as the Little Dipper Ranch Heritage Site. 6. NW-27-01-03-W2, pasture. Grid road access. Mack Auction Co. 306-421-2928, 306-487-7815. For sale bill and photos: Join us on Facebook & Twitter. PL311962. MACK AUCTION CO. presents a large Real Estate and Land Auction the Estate of William Krell, Monday, April 10, 2017, at 10:00 AM. Directions from Stoughton, SK. go 2 miles South on Hwy #47, 1 mile West and 1/4 mile North. 1) SE-17-08-08-W2 RM OF Tecumseh #65, FVA 69,500, 110 cultivated acres, 2016 yellow flax crop, 2016 taxes $301.57, 2 storey character home, 26x32 double car garage, concrete floor and electric heat; 50x100 steel quonset, overhead and sliding doors; 40x54 steel work shop, overhead door, concrete floor, electric heat, bathroom; 40x60 steel quonset; Hip roof barn with lean to and copulas; Livestock watering bowls; Numerous wood outbuildings for storage; steel grain bins on cement foundations. 2) SW 17-08-08-W2, RM#65 - FVA 79,300, 159 titled acres, 110 cult. acres. 3) NW 17-08-08-W2, RM #65 FVA 74,700, 160 titled acres, 120 cult. acres. 4) SW 16-08-08-W2 RM #65 - FVA 81,400, 160 titled acres, 150 cult. acres, $7000 surface lease revenue. 5) NW 09-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 78,600, 160 titled acres, 122 cult. acres, 2016 Canola crop, 2016 taxes $340.22, $5600 surface lease revenue. 6) NE 09-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 70,500, 158 titled acres, 115 cult. acres $7200 oil surface lease revenue, 40x80 wood arch rib storage, 28x60 wood grain annex, steel 2911 and 1350 bu grain bins. 7) SW 09-08-08-W2, RM #65 FVA 68,900, 160 titled acres, 125 cult. acres. 8) SE 09-08-08-W2, RM #65; FVA 75,100, 160 titled acres, 115 cult. acres. 9) NW 10-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 77,000, 157 titled acres, cult. acres $2300 oil surface lease revenue. 10) NE 10-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 78,600, 160 titled acres, 151 cult. acres. 11) SW 32-07-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 60,100, 193 titled acres, 152 cultivated acres. 12) SE 32-07-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 58,000, 176 titled acres, 123 cult. acres. 13) 312 Donnelly Street, Stoughton; 50’x120’ non-serviced commercial/residential lot. 14) 316 Donnelly Street, Stoughton; 50’x120’ non-serviced commercial/residential lot. Visit: for sale bill and photos. Join us on Facebook and Twitter. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815, Mack Auction Co. PL 311962


SVEN-APOLLO ROLLER MILLS, new and used. Also buying and selling used roller WANTED: CERTIFIED ORGANIC cull cows mills. Re-grooving and repairing. Custom and pre-conditioned feeder cattle. Phone grain rolling on your yard. Manitoba Dis- 204-522-0842, Pipestone MB. LAB CROSS PUPS, black, available now, tributor Direct for 28 years. Farmers Pre$500. Call 306-295-3333, 306-295-3868, mium Equipment - Randy 204-729-5162. 306-295-7669 cell, Eastend, SK. VANGUARD 380 SILAGE bale processor, comes with 3 conveyers, bale loading aprons, rovibic cattle TMR mixer, deluxe control panel, exc. cond. very economical, GREAT BERNESE PUPS, $600. Personal very versatile. 306-487-7838 Steelman, SK property protection. 306-946-6644, Simpson, SK. Pics on GREG’S WELDING: Freestanding 30’ 5 bar panels, all 2-7/8” drill stem construction, NEW LITTER OF PUPS: From great work$450; 24’x5.5’ panels, 2-7/8” pipe with 5ing parents, ready March 11th. 2 females, 1” sucker rods, $325; 24’x6’ panels, 2-7/8” 3 males. 1st shots and de-wormed, $400. pipe with 6- 1” rods, $350; 30’ 2 or 3 bar 306-492-2447, 306-290-3339, Clavet, SK. windbreak panels c/w lumber. Gates and double hinges avail. on all panels. Belting troughs for grain or silage. Calf shelters. Del. avail. 306-768-8555, Carrot River, SK. STOP WASTING GRAIN! Try our grain troughs: 30’ c/w skids, made of conveyor belting and pipe, $750 ea. 306-538-4685, I WOULD LIKE TO FIND a male friend 65 years or over, who is either unmarried or a 306-736-7146, Kennedy, SK. widower. I am 82 years, am an artist by PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. profession and also a committed Christian We manufacture an extensive line of cattle believer. I would like this friend to share handling and feeding equipment including my faith and my interest in life. Please resqueeze chutes, adj. width alleys, crowd- ply to: Box 5593, c/o The Western Producing tubs, calf tip tables, maternity pens, er, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. gates and panels, bale feeders, Bison equipment, Texas gates, steel water AMBITIOUS RESPONSIBLE FARMER with troughs, rodeo equipment and garbage in- profession, never married, with outstandcinerators. Distributors for El-Toro electric ing moral backgroud would like to meet branders and twine cutters. Our squeeze intelligent responsible ambitious farm gal chutes and headgates are now avail. with a with a passion for country living. Serious neck extender. Ph 306-796-4508, email: relationship only. Reply to: Box 5594, c/o MCO, Box 2500, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C4. Web:

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YUMA, AZ. HOME for sale: 3 bdrm, 2 baths, w/solar system, pool, att. garage and RV garage, fully furnished. For more info. call 403-871-2441 or 928-503-5344.

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MULTI-USE PROPERTY, 18,470 sq. ft., 2 storey building on over 10 acres of prime scenic property in Moose Jaw, SK. adjacent to TransCanada Hwy. Short distance to new hospital. Comprises of offices, cafeteria, kitchen, meeting rooms, 18 bdrms with private baths and indoor pool. Replacement value over $5,000,000. This property has a rare and valuable multipurpose CS coding allowing for the operation of a medical research or health care facility. Ideal for private MRI, private senior care, or rehabilitation business. Call Dave Low, Realty Executives MJ, 306-631-9201,

J&H HOMES: Western Canada’s most trusted RTM Home Builder since 1969. View at 306-652-5322

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

LAND FOR SALE: RM of Wallace No. 243. NW 14-27-01 W2. 160 acres (140 cult.), Assessed 43,340. Call 204-414-4129. RM HAZEL DELL #335. 419 acres chemical free farmland all in one block. Private setting. Older mobile home, good water. Info phone 306-814-0014, Preeceville, SK. CASH RENT: 6 quarters in 1 block, RM Kingsley #124, Kipling/Whitewood area. One quarter 7 miles from home residence may consider selling. 306-696-2957. FOR SALE IN the RM of Marquis No. 191: NW 01-19-26 W2, assessment $117,700; SW 01-19-26 W2, assessment $107,600. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Taking offers until March 16th, 2017. Mail offers to: Box 37, Tuxford, SK. S0H 4C0. Phone or text 306-631-8454.

FARMLAND AUCTION: 2 quarter sections of farmland in the RM of Benson #35, SE 01-04-07 W2 and SW 01-04-07 W2. Don Biette land and farm equipment auction Monday April 17, 2017. Bienfait, SK. area. Visit for sale bill and photos or join our FB page. Phone 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815 MACK Auction Co. PL 311962. 160 ACRES near Regina with yard and business opportunity; 15 acres w/large character home, plus 2nd home on property within 35 miles of Regina or Weyburn on Hwy. #35; 160 acres w/large home, 3 car heated garage, large shop, horse barn, plenty of water, 20 min. NE of Regina.; Near Pilot Butte, 80 acre development land; 90+ acres, Hwy. #11, 7 mi. North of Saskatoon, development; RM Perdue, 2 quarters W. of Saskatoon on Hwy #14; 2 miles East of Balgonie Hwy. #1, 145 acre development land. Brian Tiefenbach 306-536-3269, Colliers Int., Regina, SK. 13 LOTS IN REGINA. Investment opportunity! 13 unserviced lots. Each lot is 25’x125’. Located directly west of Harbour Landing on Campbell St., $520,000. MLS#582469. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group - Results Realty, 306-596-7081. SEVERAL QUALITY LAND packages for sale. Please check out our website at Regina, SK.

FOR SALE BY TENDER. Home quarter for sale. Offers are invited for the land (no minerals; no buildings except as stated below): C SE 28-11-10 W2, located in the RM of Fillmore #96 (159.62 acres) (1900 sq. ft. house, 16,800 bu. grain storage, cattle shelters, watering bowls, 2 sheds, 2 dugouts plus well water, house has chlorination iron filter RO water filtration and 120 acres cult.) For anyone wishing to view the property, an open house will be held on February 11, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. An offer may be made for the above land. An offer must be: in writing with a certified cheque (payable to the undersigned) for 5% of the offered price as a deposit; and placed in a sealed envelope marked “Land Tender” which reaches the undersigned by 10:00 AM CST Thursday, March 2, 2017. Balance of offered price is payable by cash or financing arrangements (satisfactory to the undersigned) when notice of intention to accept the offer is given. Cheques of unsuccessful offerors will be returned. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Offerors must rely on their own research of the property to determine acreage, condition and assessment. If you have any other questions regarding the sale of the land please call Claude at 306-722-7408. Donald G. Horner, Horner Law Office, 21- 5th Street N. E., Weyburn, SK. S4H 0Y9.


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7 QUARTERS, RM OF HAZELWOOD, Kipling, SK. Opportunity! Close to Moose Mountain Prov. Park. Five oilwells on 2 quarters. Income from wind turbine. Additional lands leased for grazing. Gross income over $33,000/year. $1,385,000. MLS#595273. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group - Results Realty, 306-596-7081.

CANADIAN FARM REALTY Our team currently has buyers for Dairy Farms and Grain Farms. We offer Opinion of Market Evaluations Royal LePage Riverbend

Sheldon Froese 204-371-5131 Stacey Hiebert 204-371-5930 Dolf Feddes 204-745-0451 Junior Thevenot 204-825-8378 Henry Carels 204-573-5396 Catharina Carels 204-720-4779

4 LOTS LOCATED Downtown Lumsden. 17,250 sq. ft. parcel, Zoned C2. Development opportunity, ex. banks, offices, multi mixed, hotel, medical, etc., $379,900. MLS#590709. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group - Results Realty, 306-596-7081. RM OF BLUCHER 343: 2 quarters. SW-29-35-01-W3M, NW-29-35-01-W3M, 310 acres cult. 3 hopper bins totaling 17,000 bus. Taking offers to February 28, 2017. Call Bob 306-717-1987.

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LOOKING FOR THREE or more sections of farmland to list. Have Buyers. Contact Earl Cooper 306-241-7751 or Reg Kotlar 306-221-1880 at Sutton Group Norland Realty Ltd., Saskatoon, SK.

SALE BY TENDER Sealed tenders in writing for the purchase of the property described below will be received by D’Arcy & Deacon LLP as follows:

ACTIVELY SEEKING PRODUCTIVE farmland in the RM of Broken Head or Reynolds, East of the Broken Head river. Call Henry Kuhl, Farm Specialist, Royal LePage Alliance, 204-885-5500 or 204-856-3140, Winnipeg, MB.

PROPERTY FOR SALE (owned by The Estate of Cecilia C. Janis) • NW 1/4 of Section 11-9-1 WPM (160 acres) in the RM of McDonald


CONDITIONS OF TENDER: 1. Interested Parties must rely on their own inspection and knowledge of the property. 2. Tenders must be delivered to D’Arcy & Deacon LLP by 2:00pm, February 23, 2017. (Please mark on front of envelope “Estate Cecilia C. Janis Tender”) 3. Tenders must be accompanied by a $10,000.00 Deposit cheque, payable to D’Arcy & Deacon LLP. Deposit cheques accompanying unacceptable bids will be returned. 4. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE: 1. The bidder(s) whose tender is accepted will be required to complete an Agreement covering the terms and conditions of the sale. 2. Possession date will be March 30, 2017. 3. The successful bidder will be responsible for all property taxes following December 31, 2016, (the adjustment date). 4. In addition to the deposit, the balance of the accepted tender must be paid on or before the date of closing or evidence provided that the purchase funds will be available under conditions acceptable to the Vendor. If the balance of the purchase price is not paid by the possession date or under such acceptable conditions, the deposit paid shall be forfeited as liquidated damages and not as a penalty.

RM of Louise

Sealed bids for the purchase of the following parcels of land, located in the RM of Louise, MB will be received up to 5:00 pm on February 24, 2017 at the offices of Canadian Farm Realty, 105-150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, MB, R5G 1V7 Attention: Stacey Hiebert NE 11-2-10W, 160 acres CONDiTiONS OF TENDER:

1. Interested parties must rely on their own inspection and knowledge of the property. 2. Tenders must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified cheque or bank draft of 5% of the amount offered, payable to Royal LePage Riverbend Realty in Trust. Deposit cheques accompanying unaccepted bids will be returned. 3. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 4. The purchaser(s) shall be responsible for payment of GST or shall self-assess for GST. 5. Successful bidders will be asked to enter into a formal Purchase agreement covering the terms and conditions of sale. Possession date will be April 6, 2017. 6. Tenders will be held in confidence and not be released to the public. Any questions regarding this parcel or this tender can be directed to: Stacey Hiebert at 204-371-5930, REALTOR, or Dolf Feddes at 204-745-0451, REALTOR, or check our website for more information. Royal LePage Riverbend Realty 3 QUARTERS WITH YARDSITE: 477 acres in a block. Mixed farm, 300 arable acres. Fenced and cross fenced, 2 shallow wells., 40’x60’ machine shed, 34’x44’ pole shed, barn, corrals, hay fence. 24’x32’ bungalow, w/double attached garage. Located beside the Riding Mtn. National Park. Contact Karen Goraluk-Salesperson, 204-773-6797. NorthStar Insurance & Real Estate. MLS ®1701622,

All inquiries to be directed to John C. Stewart D’Arcy & Deacon LLP 2200 – One Lombard Place Winnipeg, MB R3B OX7 (204) 925-5368

TENDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED on the following farmland in the RM of South Cypress until closing date of April 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM. SE 1/4-16-17-16, 157.34 acres, 130 acres arable, Crop Insurance E05, balance is pasture and sheltered yardsite. Assess. land 302,400. Buildings 274,000 CT 2772216. Buildings include modern bungalow, 1392 sq. ft., mobile home (2003), 16x72’ and addition, 2 bdrm., double detached garage, 26x26’, implement shed, 50x75’, 2 cattle sheds, corrals and watering systems, plus other buildings. Parcel #2: NE-16-07-17, 160 acres. 148 acres arable, 12 acres pasture. Crop Insurance E05- Assessment 303,300. Enbridge pipline crosses this property. Pipeline revenue will be available for sincere enquiries for past 10 yrs. This is a century farm owners retiring. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. For a complete info. package or tender form, call Dave 204-824-2094. Viewing by appointment only. RICHARD KICHAK OF RORKETON is offering the following private land for sale. SE 19-23-25W. The successful purchaser will be considered by Manitoba Agriculture for possible transfer of the Crown land forage lease associated with this ranch unit. This forage lease currently consists of the following: NE 19-23-25W; NW 19-23-25W; SW 19-23-25W; SW 20-23-25W; SE 24-23-26W. If you wish to purchase the private land contact the Lessee Richard Kickak, Box 39, Rorketon, MB. R0L 1R0. If you wish to comment on or object to the eligibility of this Unit Transfer, write the Director, Manitoba Agriculture, Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0 or fax 204-867-6578.

FARM LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk. SE 1/4 of 34-12-09 WPM. Exc all mines and minerals as set forth in transfer 96001 PLTO. Tender must be for the entirety of the land described above, and all buildings attached thereto. Sealed tenders to purchase the land will be received by: Greenberg & Greenberg, Box 157, Portage la Prairie, MB. R1N 3B2 until 4:30 PM March 15, 2017. Terms of the Tender are as follows: 1) Each Tender shall be in writing and in a sealed envelope, plainly marked as to its contents and shall be submitted with a certified cheque payable to Greenberg & Greenberg, in trust, in an amount equal to 10% of the tender price. 2) If the tender is accepted, the certified cheque shall become a nonrefundable deposit. If the Tenderer fails to complete the purchase of the property the Seller shall retain the deposit as liquidated damages. On March 17, 2017 unsuccessful Tenderers will have their certified cheques returned to them by regular mail. 3) The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by cash, certified cheque, or lawyer’s trust cheque and trust conditions on April 14, 2017 (the Closing Date). 4) Vacant possession will be provided on Closing Date. 5) The Buyers will pay the 2017 taxes. 6) The Vendors will pay all the property taxes and penalties relating to taxes accruing to December 31, 2016. 7) The Tenderer will pay the applicable Good and Services. Tax or provide an acceptable undertaking to self-assess. 8) Time is to be of the essence in submission of tender and closing of sale. 9) Highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. 10) The Purchasers rely entirely on their own knowledge and inspection of the property independent of any representations made by or on behalf of the owners. For further particulars and inspection contact: John A. Jones, Greenberg & Greenberg, Box 157, Portage la Prairie, MB. R1N 3B2. Phone 204-857-6878 SELLING THROUGHOUT MANITOBA. Local and foreign buyers are looking for farms, ranches, rural and suburban properties, hobby farms, homes, acreages, hunting land. Call Harold, 204-253-7373, Delta Real Estate.

NEAR DUCK MOUNTAIN, river nearby, very scenic. 459 acres, 265 cultivated, 60 acres fenced pasture. 1550 sq. ft. bungalow with attached garage, 30x42’ heated workshop plus much more. Florence Komarniski Real Estate, 204-638-3055, Dauphin, MB., or Grant Tweed, Century 21, 204-761-6884.

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RM SLIDING HILLS, located in Mikado, SK. 1358 sq. ft. bungalow, on 10 acres. Well lined trees. 49’x100’ steel quonset. $212,900. MLS#593526. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group Results Realty, 306-596-7081.

AC TRANSCEND. ELIAS SCALES MFG., several different CERTIFIED ways to weigh bales and livestock; Plat- 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. form scales for industrial use as well, nonelectric, no balances or cables (no weigh like it). Shipping arranged. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. CERTIFIED #1 Summit, Waldern and CDC Haymaker. Call Purity Seeds Ltd., Emo, ON. 1-888-500-3159.

CDC GLAS FLAX, reg. and cert., top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516.

CERT. #1 CS CAMDEN, Triactor, Souris. excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., CERT CDC Blackstrap (early); CDC Super306-324-4315, Margo, SK. jet; CDC Jet. High germs. Martens CharoCERT. CS CAMDEN milling oat and CDC lais & Seed, 204-534-8370, Boissevain, MB baler forage oat. Trawin Seeds, Melfort, CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS: AAC Edward, SK., 306-752-4060. OAC Prudence - Certified, Reg., Fdn. Not CERTIFIED #1 CDC RUFFIAN, AC Leggett, glyphosate tolerant. Big Dog Seeds, CDC Orrin. Call Fenton Seeds, 306-483-2963, Oxbow, SK. 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. REG., CERT. MCLEOD R2Y soybean, early EXCELLENT QUALITY CERTIFIED #1 CS season, high yield. Custom treating Camden, Summit, CDC Minstrel, CDC Ruf- available. Call for early order and bulk disfian, CDC Orrin. Frederick Seeds, count pricing. Visa, MC, FCC financing. 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. LLSEEDS.CA, 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. HAVE WET FIELDS? Try Faba beans! Cert. CDC Snowdrop, small seed, zero tannin. CERTIFIED AAC PREVAIL, AAC Foray and 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. AAC Pasture. Volume and cash discounts. Please text or call Jeff at Sopatyk Seed Farms, 306-227-7867, Aberdeen, SK. CERTIFIED CDC MARBLE, dark speckled Email: lentils. Call Grant, Greenshields Seeds, CERTIFIED AAC BRANDON, AAC Jatharia 306-746-7336, 306-524-4339, Semans, SK Grant, Greenshields Seeds, 306-746-7336, CERTIFIED #1 CDC Impala (small red) 306-524-4339, Semans, SK. Clearfield. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, CERTIFIED #1 AC Carberry, Registered Tisdale, SK. and Cert. AAC Brandon. Purity Seeds Ltd., CERT. #1 CDC IMPULSE CL red lentil. Emo, ON. 1-888-500-3159. Highest yielding Clearfield red lentil Call CERT. BRANDON WHEAT. Dudgeon Seeds, 306-465-2525, 306-861-5679 Hansen 204-246-2357, Darlingford, MB. Seeds, Yellow Grass SK. CERT., REG. CDC Copeland. Volume and PUGH SEEDS LTD. - Portage, Certified NEW CERT. CDC Proclaim CL red lentil cash discounts. Please text or call Jeff at Cardale wheat, germ. 96%. Call 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. Sopatyk Seed Farms, 306-227-7867, 204-274-2179 or Bill’s cell 204-871-1467. Aberdeen, SK. JAMES FARMS LTD. Certified Brandon, CERTIFIED #1 Amberley, Oceanik and Cardale, Faller and Penhold wheat. Custom Brucefield. High germination. Purity Seeds processing, seed treating, and delivery are available. Early payment discounts. Call CERT. REG. FDN. CDC Impulse and CDC Ltd., Emo, ON. 1-888-500-3159. 204-222-8785, 1-866-283-8785 Winnipeg, Proclaim red lentil seed. Higher yielding than Maxim. Volume and cash discounts. CERT. AUSTENSON BARLEY. Dudgeon MB. Please text or call Jeff at Sopatyk Seed Seeds, 204-246-2357, Darlingford, MB. Aberdeen, SK. CERTIFIED #1 AAC Brandon HRS, high Farms, 306-227-7867, PUGH SEEDS LTD. - Portage, Certified germ., low fusarium gram. Seed Source, Email: Conlon barley, germ. 97%. Call 306-323-4402, Archerwill, SK. 204-274-2179 or Bill’s cell 204-871-1467. CERT AAC JATHARIA VB CWRS, Brandon CERT. #1 AAC Synergy, CDC Copeland, Plentiful, Utmost VB. Melfort, SK. Trawin CERTIFIED CDC AMARILLO. Volume and excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., Seeds, 306-752-4060 cash discounts. Please text or call Jeff at 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Plentiful, Cardale, Sopatyk Seed Farms, 306-227-7867, CERT. CDC COPELAND, AC Metcalfe Elgin ND, Goodeve VB, Vesper VB. Fenton Aberdeen, SK. barley. Call Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060 Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. CERTIFIED CDC Amarillo, CDC Limerick, Melfort, SK. CERTIFIED AC CARBERRY and AC Shaw CDC Greenwater, CDC Mosaic. Phone Greenshields Seeds, 306-746-7336, CERT. CDC AUSTENSON feed barley. VB. Contact Ennis Seeds 306-429-2793, Grant, 306-524-4339, Semans, SK Call Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060 Melfort, Glenavon, SK. SK. EXCELLENT QUALITY CERTIFIED #1 CERTIFIED #1 AGASSIZ yellow peas, CERTIFIED #1 LEGACY (6R). Call Fenton Cardale, CDC Utmost, CDC Plentiful, 90% germ. Call Wilson Seeds Ltd., Muchmore, AAC Elie, AAC Connery, AAC 204-362-2449, Darlingford, MB. Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. Brandon, Elgin ND. Frederick Seeds, REGISTERED CERTIFIED CDC Greenwater; CERT. #1 COPELAND, 95% germ., 94% 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. Certified CDC Striker. Martens Charolais vigor, 0 fus., 47. Sandercock Seed Farm, CERT. CDC Utmost VB, CDC Plentiful. and Seed, 204-534-8370, Boissevain, MB. 306-334-2958, Balcarres, SK. MR fusarium resistance. AC Andrew, AC CERTIFIED CDC AUSTENSON barley. Call Enchant VB and AC conquer VB. CERT.#1 CDC Limerick and Cooper, excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., Ennis Seeds 306-429-2793, Glenavon, SK. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. REG., CERT. CDC COPELAND, AC Metcalfe. AAC BRANDON, reg. and cert., top Call for early order and bulk discount pric- quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, CERTIFIED #1 CDC Amarillo, high germ. ing. Visa, MC, FCC financing. Custom North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, and quality. Seed Source, 306-323-4402, Archerwill, SK. treating available. LLSEEDS.CA, 306-445-5516. 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. AAC ELIE, CERT., sister to AAC Brandon, CERTIFIED #1 CDC Amarillo and CDC CERTIFIED CDC MAVERICK, 96% germ., top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, Meadow. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, no disease. Call Hickseeds 306-354-7998 North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, Tisdale, SK. (Barry), 306-229-9517 (Dale) Mossbank SK 306-445-5516. CERTIFIED ARDILL PEAS, 93% germ., no disease. Call Hickseeds 306-354-7998 TOP QUALITY CERT. #1 CDC Copeland, (Barry), 306-229-9517 (Dale) Mossbank SK AC Metcalfe, Newdale. Frederick Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. CERTIFIED ABARTH European variety, better standability and disease package. CERT. CDC Copeland, AAC Synergy. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. Treatment available upon request. TEZ SEEDS, Elrose, SK. 306-378-2785. TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED alfalfa and grass GREEN PEAS: CDC Raezer, CDC Limerick, seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse CDC Greenwater, Fdn., Reg. and Cert. on CDC COPELAND BARLEY, reg. and cert., 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. all, top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, Ltd, North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516. 306-445-5516.

1974 BOLER TRAILER, new radial tires, sleeps 4, furnace, always shedded and covered. 306-696-2957, Whitewood, SK. DE DELL SEEDS INC. high yielding grain corn, high yielding silage corn, proven in the prairies. The leaders in non-GMO technology. Prairie dealer. Beausejour, MB. Free delivery. Call 204-268-5224. 2013 CHALLENGER 37KT, 31,000 miles, excellent cond, many extras, $115,000. St. CERTIFIED CONVENTIONAL CM440 grazing corn. Early maturing, leafier for inGregor, SK. 306-366-2112, 306-231-3410. creased grazing yield. No planter required. Swath or stand graze cattle, sheep, bison and for wildlife food plots. CanaMaize Seed Inc., call 1-877-262-4046. 1993 GRAND TOURING Ski-Doo, front cov- er, stored inside, used very little by elderly couple. 306-696-2957, Whitewood, SK.

HYBRID AND OPEN-POLLINATED canola varieties. Certified #1 Synergy (Polish), Dekalb, Rugby. Phone Fenton Seeds, REG. AND CERT. CDC Calvi, great 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. standability, excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. CERT. GLAS FLAX. Dudgeon 204-246-2357, Darlingford, MB.

CERTIFIED CDC CALVI. Phone Grant at Seeds, 306-746-7336, Seeds, Greenshields 306-524-4339, Semans, SK

CERT. GLAS, CDC Sorrel, CDC Bethune NEW CERTIFIED CDC Calvi, CDC Bastia, flax. Trawin Seeds, Melfort, SK., CDC Togo. Itchless. Very good condition. 306-752-4060. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK.

CERTIFIED #1 CDC Sorrel, AAC Bravo. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. CERT. AAC SPITFIRE, ACC Marchwell SELLING 143 ACRES: Touching Spence RM RUSSELL. 3400 acres. For more details PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 VB. durum, good germ., low fusarium. Call REG. AND CERT. #1 Bethune flax, 98% BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buying all varieties of Lake, great hunting and fishing! $35,000 check out our website and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, Myles at Fox Family Farm 306-648-8337, germ., Triffied free. Sandercock Seed mustard. Also canary and some other speOBO. Call 204-628-3366. Regina, SK. Realtors/Brokers welcome. Wainwright, AB. Farm, 306-334-2958, Balcarres, SK. cialty crops. 204-745-3662, Brunkild, MB Gravelbourg, SK.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

MUSTARD SEED FOR SALE! Looking for off grade mustard, lentils or chickpeas. Custom color sorting of all types of crops. Ackerman Ag Services, 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK.


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TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. ALFALFA, TIMOTHY, Brome, Clover, hay and pasture blends, millet seed, Crown, Red Prozo. 204-685-2376, Austin, MB. $28/ACRE, CATT CORN, open pollinated corn seed. Lower cost alternative for grazing and silage. 7-9’ tall leafy plants, 8-10” cobs, early maturing 2150 CHUs. Seed produced in MB. for over 10 yrs. High nutritional value and palatability. Delivery available. 204-723-2831, Check us out on facebook at: Catt Corn YELLOW BLOSSOM SWEET Clover seed, 99.5% pure, low price, delivered MB and SK. Rick Smylski, 204-638-7732. COMMON ALFALFA SEED, creep and taproot varieties, cleaned and bagged. 306-963-7833, Imperial, SK.

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250 BIG SQUARE flax straw bales, ideal for animal shelters, wind shelters, etc. 306-320-1041, Leroy, SK. GOOD QUALITY HAY, no rain, 1250 lb. round bales. Can deliver. 306-463-8669, Kindersley, SK. ROUND BALE PICKING and hauling, small or large loads. Travel anywhere. Also hay for sale. 306-291-9658, Vanscoy, SK. 90 BARLEY BALES, netwrapped, 2090 lbs., $75 each or 30 or more for $70 each. 306-397-2677, 306-441-0677. Edam, SK.

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1000 ROUND 5x6 BALES. Grass/legume grass, unthreshed barley and straw. Excellent to average quality. Priced accordingly. Contact Ed 306-563-6261, Gorlitz, SK. 250 LARGE ROUND 1500 lb. twine wrapped bales, good quality, 4¢/lb or $60/bale, loaded. Near Hwy #47. Call or text 306-728-9033, Melville, SK. ROUND NETWRAPPED ALFALFA/BROME bales. No rain. Approx. 1500 lbs., 4¢/lb. Call 306-482-7492, Carnduff, SK. TOP QUALITY GRASS HAY for sale, shedded, can deliver, 306-501-9204 ask 35,000L SPLIT TANK, 28,000L diesel and for Paul. Belle Plain Colony, Belle Plain, SK. 7,000L gas, c/w hoses, pumps and catwalk, double wrap environment tank, askORGANIC OAT STRAW BALES, 200 big ing $35,000. 306-672-7502, 306-672-3516 round, $15 each. Phone 306-722-3225, Gull Lake, SK. Fillmore, SK. LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom MAGNUM FABRICATING LTD. For all your fuel tank needs ULC certified for hay hauling. 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. Canada and USA and Transport Canada FINE CHOPPED ALFALFA silage bales, indi- DOT certified fuel tanks. Your No. 1 fuel vidually wrapped, 1200 lbs., $55/bale, hay safe solution. 306-662-2198, Maple Creek, analysis available, dairy quality. Hay bales, SK. 1400 lbs., 25% alfalfa, 75% Meadow Brome, no rain, $63/bale. 306-963-7656, Imperial, SK.

NUVISION COMMODITIES is currently CUSTOM BALE HAULING. Will haul large TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, purchasing feed barley, wheat, peas and squares or round. Phone 306-567-7199, service, installations, repairs. Canadian company. We carry aeration socks. We Kenaston, SK. milling oats. 204-758-3401, St. Jean, MB. carry grain bags. We now carry electric ROUND ALFALFA/GRASS MIXED hard chute openers for grain trailer hoppers. CERT. CELEBRATION, and Tradition Barley core, 5x6, average 1450 lbs., 3.5¢/lb. 1-866-663-0000. seed for sale. $9.25 per bu. before March 306-736-2445, 306-577-7351, Kipling, SK. 30, $9.50 per bu. if purchased after March 30. Rutherford Farms, 204-467-5613, ROUND ALFALFA/GRASS, and slough hay, 204-771-6353. Grosse Isle, MB. hard core bales, no rain, $55 per bale. Call GOOD USED TRUCK TIRES: 700/8.25/ 306-245-3756, Tyvan, SK. 11R22.5/11R24.5; SEED BARLEY UP TO 50 lbs. dry/bu, CONVENTIONAL WHEAT STRAW round 900/1000/1100x20s; VOM 5ppm, $350/bu including delivery. bales and pea straw round bales. Ph/text 9R17.5, matched sets available. Pricing from $90. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph Gerald Friesen 204-822-3633 or Troy 306-867-7719, Glenside, SK. Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK; Chris 204-362-0678. Morden, MB. at 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. 200 ORGANIC ALFALFA big rnd. hard core WANTED: FEED BARLEY Buffalo Plains bales, approx. 1600 lbs., no rain, taking of- MR. TIRE CORP. For all your semi and Cattle Company is looking to purchase fers. Can load. 306-276-2402, White Fox. half ton tire needs call Mylo 306-921-6555 barley. For pricing and delivery dates, call ROUND WHEAT STRAW bales and green- Serving all of Saskatchewan. Kristen 306-624-2381, Bethune, SK. feed oat bales, all netwrapped. Phone/text SEMI TIRES. We stock a full line of tires 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. WANTED: OFF-GRADE PULSES, oil seeds for all your trucking needs. Drives starting and cereals. All organic cereals and spe- GOOD QUALITY HAY put up dry without at $255, trailers starting at $240. Full warcialty crops. Prairie Wide Grain, Saskatoon, rain. 200 big square bales, 3x4x8. Rea- ranty on all tires. Call 306-714-0121, sonably priced. 306-320-1041, Leroy, SK. SK., 306-230-8101, 306-716-2297. Shellbrook, SK.


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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

U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, 30 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and air brakes. One on one driving instructions. 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK.

FARM HELP WANTED, April 15 to Nov. 30. Would hopefully return next year. Some experience in farm equipment operation, mechanical abilities, clean driver’s license, $15-18/hr., depending on experience. Extra training will be provided. Ph. 306-335-2777, fax resume and references to: 306-335-2773, Lemberg, SK. 2 SEASONAL FARM MACHINERY operators required. Must be able to operate grain cart, tandem grain truck, FWA tractor w/rockpicker, 4WD tractor for harrowing. Also manual labour for upkeep of leafcutter bees and general servicing of equipment. May 1 to October 31. $15-$18/hr. 101008187 SK Ltd., 303 Frontier Trail, Box 372, Wadena, SK., S0A 4J0. Fax: 306-338-3733, phone: 306-338-7561 or email: ALTHOUSE HONEY FARMS INC. 1/2 mile south Porcupine Plain, SK., 500 McAllister Avenue. 7 positions required for 2017 season, May to October. 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. Phone Ron Althouse 306-278-7345, E-mail: 6 FULL-TIME AG Collector POSITIONS at Pedigree Poultry near Regina Beach, SK. Hiring starts April 2017. Duties include: Egg collection, packing and sorting, cleaning poultry equipment, manure removal and barn checks, $10.93/hr. No education or experience required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have no allergies to dust or odor. Criminal Record (abstract). Please send resume fax: 306-731-2399, or email: Address: Box 619, Regina Beach, SK. S0G 4C0.

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WANTED: EXPERIENCED FARM HELP on grain farm near Regina, SK. Class 1 an asset. Wage up to $30/hr. depending on experience. Housing available. 306-550-8538

WE ARE A mixed grain\chicken farm North of Saskatoon,looking for a FT person. Duties would include anything from seeding, spraying, combining, and equipment maintenance to the daily chores and maintenance involved with a chicken farm. Must have, or be willing to get a 1A license. There would be long hours during seeding, spraying, and combining, and more flexible in the winter. Wages will depend on experience. Email resume and references to

FULL-TIME FARM/ RANCH PB cattle positions. 1). Machinery operator, mechanic to operate all aspects of grain farm operation. Machine repair and maintenance experience a must. 2). Herdsman to mainly work w/PB Angus mother cows. Cow/calf background and grazing experience required. Above average horsemanship skills and management of all aspects of cattle operations is essential. Wages depending on experience. Both positions have the possibility of growing into more than hired hand positions. Stable, reliable and job history is required. On-site housing available. Ranch located in Cypress Hills. Call 306-295-4050, Eastend, SK. PASTURE RIDER CONTRACT POSITION available at Masefield Grazing Ltd for the 2017 grazing season, May 1 to Nov. 15. Applicant must supply own horses and have knowledge of herd health, handling and treatment of cattle from horseback and will also be responsible for other general pasture duties including fencing. The successful applicant will be supervised by the Pasture Manager and must possess a good work attitude. Wage will range from $22 to $25/hr. depending on experience. Housing available. Employment may lead to future full-time management position. Apply with references by March 1, to Masefield Grazing Ltd, Box 276, Val Marie, SK., S0N 2T0 or to Stan Day, Manager, Box 149, Val Marie, SK., S0N 2T0. 306-298-4417.

EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN Care giver with 12 yrs exp., is looking to care for a senior GROWING FAMILY FARM is looking for a lady. Please call 306-551-7300. full-time farm worker. You will be involved in all aspects of grain production and farm maintenance. We are looking for a trustworthy individual who can grow in responsibility as the farm grows. Experience with EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! DeGroot machinery, housing potentially available. Pork Net Inc., Arborg, MB. is looking for Email resume to full-time Hog Barn Workers. Job duties in- Onoway, AB. clude daily chores, assisting sows at farrowing, AI breeding, some minor record keeping, etc. We have 2 locations in Interlake, Manitoba; One is located 7 miles SW of Arborg, MB. and the other at 9 miles SW CLAYTON AIR SERVICE LTD is seeking 5 of Fisher Branch, MB. Weekend work re- Professional Turbine Ag Pilots for the 2017 quired. Experience an asset but not re- Spray Season. Air Tractor 502B. Requirequired. Starting wage $12-15.28/hour plus ments: All 5 positions from May 5 thru to benefits. Please forward all resumes to: Oct. 5. Provincial pesticide licenses or mail to: quired. 1000 hours + aerial application experience preferred. Updated medical. Box 1320, Arborg, MB., R0C 0A0. Strong ability to adapt to changing situaand maintain a positive attitude with FARM LABOURER REQUIRED for livestock tions co-workers, and supervisors. operation. Duties include: operating, main- customers, communication and problem solvtaining seeding & harvesting equip. Smoke Strong ing abilities, quality service delivery free enviro., $17/hr. Housing avail. Lyle as the utmostwith priority. Proficiency in EngLumax, 204-525-2263, Swan River, MB. lish reading and writing. Capable of operating GPS guidance systems. Must be inFULL TIME POSITION available on a larger surable. Accommodations and vehicle grain farm, duties to include planting, provided during employment. Wage spraying, harvesting, and hauling grain. $60/hr. 40 hour week. Bonuses based on Must have Class 1, and previous farm exp. performance. Contact Clayton Rempel Housing with utilities avail. Call Dwayne phone 306-497-7401, email resume to: Drake 204-748-8156 Elkhorn, MB.

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PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT on large grain farm and producer car loading business. Duties include: farm machinery operation and maintenance in large, well equipped shop; loading of cars and cleaning grain in 2 modern grain elevators. 4 bdrm. country home available as part of wage package. Non-smokers. Wages starting at $20 to $25/hr. Class 1A an asset but willing to train. Kincaid, SK. Phone us at: 306-264-7869, or fax: 306-264-5176, or email:

POSITION AVAILABLE, Cypress Hills, SK. area. Background yearling grasser operation and cow/calf. Modern facilities and equipment. Good working environment. Class 1 preferred. Wages negotiable depending on experience. Ph. 306-295-7473.

1300 LARGE ROUND Timothy and grass LARGE ROUND ALFALFA brome mixed hay. bales, 1600-1700 lbs., many horse quality, Call 306-764-6372, Prince Albert, SK. $15 and up. Can deliver; 2 hay trailers for sale. 204-345-8532, Lac du Bonnet, MB. 38 ROUND HAY BALES 1st cut alfalfa mix, $25 each. 9 round bales 2nd cut pure COVER CROPS. Do you want to be free of alfalfa, $30 each. Phone 204-882-2356, fertilizer bills and have cleaner fields? N Ste Agathe, MB. Fixation P&K scavengers. Taproot short and long season plants. Limited quantity. LARGE ROUND Alfalfa/grass hard core Give me a call 204-851-2101, Virden, MB. bales, 1550 lbs. average weight. 350 - 1st cut, (3¢/lb.) Protein 10.4, TDN 55.4, RFV 90; 200 - 2nd cut, (4¢/lb.) Protein 20.2, TDN 64.8, RFV 137. Call 204-967-2247 or or 204-212-0751 (cell), Kelwood, MB.

2 FULL-TIME FARM Laborer positions on large mixed farm. Wages $18-$20/hr. depending on experience. Individuals should have good work ethic, positive attitude, mechanical skills, and be able to work with others. Duties include: Operating and maintaining medium to large farm equipment. Must have previous farm experience. Furnished housing w/utilities avail. for $500/mo. Non-smoking environment. Fax 306-264-3752 or call 306-264-7742. Paul Lacasse, Lacasse Farms, Box 207, Kincaid, SK. S0H 2J0.

CLASS 1 TRUCK DRIVER required w/2 yrs experience to pull vans in Canada and USA. 204-955-2548, Ile Des Chenes, MB. CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED- Full and Part-time Positions. We specialize in the handling and transportation of bulk commodities for the agricultural industry. Great Pay. Home on the weekends. Benefits plan. Modern equipment. We are looking for qualified drivers and owner operators to pull Super B hopper trailers. 204-795-0950. LOOKING FOR LEASE Operators to run to the US and back up, pulling hours step deck trailers, steady run. Call Danny 306-861-9362. Regina, SK. LOOKING FOR LEASED Operators to run flatdeck, bulk, and container work, interprovincial or across Canada for offices in: Regina, Denise 306-757-1448; Saskatoon, Laura, 306-352-4595; Calgary, Krista 403279-8365; Edmonton, Colin 780-969-1097

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Solar-powered borehole protects herders’ children as drought deepens Without the ability to find water close to home herders went far afield and often returned to find children malnourished or dead

Kenyan herders say a solar-powered borehole has kept more of their children alive by keeping their food source closer to home during a crippling drought.   PHOTO: REUTERS

Disease protection BY ISAIAH ESIPISU Kenya / Thomson Reuters Foundation


borehole dug by herders in a desperate attempt to survive Kenya’s last severe drought has been transformed into a lifeline for thousands of children and animals as a new drought hits, thanks to the addition of solar pumping and water storage. The well has become an oasis in the impoverished drylands of eastern Africa where charities say backto-back droughts are threatening the lives of millions of children. Originally built to meet the needs of 12 herders and their families, the u p g ra d e d b o rehole now provides water for thousands of people and livestock living at the foot of Pelekech mountain in Lokore region in Turkana County. As a result, herders can bring home their livestock ever y day to drink water, which they say is a blessing. “It is usually a disaster when anim a l s a re t a k e n m i l e s a w a y f ro m home in search of pasture and water because most of our children depend on milk for survival — and if there is no milk, it could mean death for them,” said Jacinta Akiru, a 65-yearold mother of five from Lokore. The Kenya Red Cross Society last m o n t h p re d i c t e d t h e n u m b e r o f Kenyans without enough to eat would almost double by April to 2.4 million from 1.3 million, mainly in the country’s north and along the coast.

“Most of our children depend on milk for survival — and if there is no milk, it could mean death for them.”

Jacinta Akiru

Desperation move At first, after sinking the well, the herders’ families drew water by hand using a bucket and rope, and could only fetch enough for their immediate domestic needs. “When we started this project, it was in a desperate move just to see if we could find some little water for domestic consumption,” said A n g e l i n e Na m u d a n g , t h e t r e a s urer for Lokore Community Disaster Management Committee, the group which sunk the borehole. The herders used to spend weeks or even months away from home in drought periods, looking for water and pasture. They often returned to find their children, left behind with relatives, were malnourished or even dead. That changed when a solar pump and water tanks were installed in 2013, with the help of international NGO Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany. The well now supplies water kiosks and animal drinking troughs in two villages.

“This has been like a revolution to us,” said Lotit Agirai, who has six wives and 30 children. “Having access to water for domestic animals closer to home is the best thing that has happened to me,” said Agirai, now in his 70s. He used to trek with herds of livestock more than 30 kilometres across the border to Uganda’s Karamoja area in search of water and pasture. So far, 625 households are using the water facility. Each household has on average seven members, and about 150 animals, including goats, sheep, camels and donkeys. Households pay 300 Kenyan shillings (C$3.80) a month for water — 100 Kenyan shillings (C$1.27) for domestic use, and 200 Kenyan shillings (C$2.54) for animal access. The money pays for maintenance and two watchmen to guard the facility day and night. The borehole has never gone dr y, and is still producing water during the ongoing drought which meteorologists say is the worst since 2011.

Access to safe water means fewer cases of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery and typhoid, especially during drought conditions, said Purity Ndubi, the nurse in charge of Waso dispensary in Isiolo County in northern Kenya — another arid part of the country. “We always have a spike of these cases during droughts,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The same happens to livestock, according to Johnson Wamalwa, the chief livestock officer in Turkana West sub-county. “During such periods, many animals from different places share the same drinking points, which makes it easy for infectious diseases to spread,” he said. Thousands of domestic animals have already died in the country’s north because of drought-related diseases, fatigue from trekking long distances, and lack of pasture. Between December and January, more than 6,000 goats and sheep died of goat plague in Laisamis sub-county in northern Kenya’s Marsabit County, according to Michael Baariu, a local veterinary officer. The plague is a highly contagious viral disease, and often fatal to sheep and goats. However, the residents of Lokore are at peace. None of their livestock have died since the onset of the drought in mid-2016. “We are also optimistic that our children will remain healthy till the end of the drought season,” said Akiru.


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Genetic study may make ancient Inca’s quinoa a grain of the future The findings could pave the way to breeding out the bitter saponins that must currently be washed off post-harvest BY WILL DUNHAM WASHINGTON / Reuters


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uinoa, the sacred “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source in the future thanks to genetic secrets revealed in a new study Scientists on Feb. 7 said they have mapped the genome of quinoa and identified a gene that could be manipulated to get rid of the grain’s natural bitter taste and pave the way for more widespread commercial use. Quinoa (pronounced KINwah) already grows well in harsh conditions such as salty and low-quality soil, high elevations and cool temperatures, meaning it can flour-

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“Quinoa is currently greatly underutilized. It is highly nutritious, with a high protein content that, importantly, has a very good balance of amino acids, which is unusual for our major grains.” Mark Tester

ish in locales where common cereal crops like wheat and rice may struggle. But the presence of toxic and bitter chemicals called saponins in its seeds has been one of the impediments to extensive cultivation. Plant scientist Mark Tester of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia said the research pinpointed a gene that guides production of saponins in quinoa. This knowledge could enable breeding of quinoa without saponins, to make the seeds sweeter. Currently, quinoa grain must be processed through washing and drying after harvest to remove saponins. “Quinoa is currently greatly underutilized,” said Tester, who led the research published in the journal Nature. “It is highly nutritious, with a high protein content that, importantly, has a very good balance of amino acids, which is unusual for our major grains. It is gluten free and high in vitamins and minerals, too.” Increased quinoa production could improve food security on a planet with unrelenting human population growth, Tester said. There are potential disadvantages to reducing saponins, perhaps increasing susceptibility to fungal infections or bird predation, Tester added. Qu i n o a , w h i c h b o a s t s a nutty flavour, can be used the same ways as rice and wheat. It can be cooked and served on its own, turned into pasta, put in soups, eaten as a cereal or fermented to make beer or chicha, a beverage of the Andes. The crop was sacred to the ancient Incas, who called it “chisoya mama,” or the “mother grain.” During their South American conquest 500 years ago, Spaniards suppressed quinoa cultivation because of its use in indigenous religious ceremonies. They forbade quinoa cultivation for a time, with the Incas forced to grow wheat instead. Quinoa is still a minor crop globally, grown mostly in Peru and Bolivia. It has become fashionable in the West in recent years, primarily as a health food


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

New Russian wheat crop prices seen down — analyst

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A large crop last year and good production prospects this year are expected to force prices down seven per cent MOSCOW/Reuters


u s s i a’s w h e a t e x p o r t prices are expected to fall seven per cent from current levels when the new crop is delivered to the market this summer, IKAR, one of Moscow’s leading agriculture consultancies, said Feb. 13. Russia harvested a record crop of 119 million tonnes of grain in 2016 and prospects for this year’s crop are bright so far thanks to favourable winter weather. Prices for the new wheat crop with a 12.5 per cent protein content and for July-August delivery are currently quoted by market participants at $175 per tonne (all figures U.S. funds) f.o.b. Black Sea, IKAR head Dmitry Rylko said in a note. The spot prices for the old crop were at $188 per tonne at the end of last week, up $2 from a week earlier. Some farmers are holding on to their grain as the ruble has strengthened and also following a cut in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply forecasts for the 2016-17 season, Rylko said. SovEcon, another Moscowbased consultancy, quoted f.o.b. wheat at $189.5 a tonne at the end of last week, up $1.5 from a week earlier, and maize (corn) prices at $177 per tonne, up $1. “Conditions for winter grain sowings remain satisfactory in general,” SovEcon said. Another cold spell is expected in some regions this week but the snow cover is likely to be enough to keep the sowings safe, it said. SovEcon has cut its 2017 grain crop forecast by one million tonnes to 113 million tonnes, including 69 million tonnes of wheat, it said, after it raised an estimate for the damage of area under winter grain sowings by one percentage point to four per cent of the total area. Russia exported 23.1 million tonnes of grain between July 1 and Feb. 8, down 0.1 per cent from a year ago, including 17.9 million tonnes of wheat, the Agriculture Ministry said. Domestic prices for thirdclass wheat, excluding delivery costs, fell 50 rubles to 10,600 rubles ($182) a tonne in the European part of Russia at the end of last week, according to SovEcon. Sunflower seed prices fell 75 rubles to 19,800 rubles a tonne, SovEcon said. Domestic sunflower oil prices fell 75 rubles to 45,500 rubles, while export prices were down $5 to $750 a tonne.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Alpacas trump sheep in bid for Andean water security The native animals are part of a strategy to protect water from source to sink BY SOPHIE HARES

“Being able to protect the water sources for the cities is very important for the population, to reduce risks for water quality and quantity.”

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i g h o n E c u a d o r ’s Andean plains, the Co m u n a E s p e j o c o operative is counting on a recent delivery of 20 woolly alpacas to keep its moist grasslands in better shape than the sheep that normally graze there — and in turn help secure water supplies to the nearby capital city of Quito. “Little by little, we’re going to see the impact the alpacas have, but they’re easier to manage than sheep and the degradation is less,” said Henry Carrera, vice-president of Comuna Espejo, now home to 18 female and two male alpacas. Besides selling wool, and eventually meat from the ca mel ids, Comuna Espejo hopes to attract tourists with the alpaca project, which forms part of the Quito Water Fund’s plans to conserve the watersheds around the city some 30 km (19 miles) away. Quito’s fund, the first to be set up under the auspices of U . S . - b a s e d e n v i ro n m e n t a l group The Nature Conservancy ( TNC) in 2000, has provided a model for nearly 60 cities around the world to boost water security from the source to the sink. The funds combine scientific expertise with public and private sector investment from water authorities, banks and large water users such as bottlers and brewers. Now TNC has 20 funds active in Latin America. It plans to double these by 2020 in the region where 80 per cent of the population lives in cities, putting huge pressure on water supplies. “Being able to protect the water sources for the cities is very important for the population, to reduce risks for water quality and quantity,” said Silvia Benitez, TNC’s Quitobased fresh water manager for Latin America. T h e p ro b l e m c a n n o t b e solved by any one organization, but must be addressed through collective action involving different water users, she added. Each city’s water fund has to be tailored to suit the specific issues facing residents and watersheds. In the industrial Mexican city of Monterrey, which is susceptible to both droughts and floods, the city’s water fund is working to reduce water stress and increase the amount of water sucked up by watersheds in the surrounding areas. In Sao Paulo, whose population of over 20 million already consumes four per cent more water than comes from its rivers, forest restoration and sediment reduction in waterways around the mega-city are part

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Alpacas are just one part of a water quality strategy that’s used by nearly 60 cities globally.   PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

of its fund’s plan to boost water security, together with efforts to cut water use and invest in critical infrastructure.

business risk is very important to them. They’re aware of the risk related to water,” Benitez said, listing Mexican

bottler and retailer Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA) among businesses involved in water funds in the region.

Mixed strategy Bert de Bièvre, head of the water fund in Quito — which now has 100 per cent potable water — said the concept was to achieve water security through a combination of “grey and green infrastructure.” “The grey infrastructure must be combined with the conservation of these (water) catchments,” he explained. Estimating that some 40 per cent of land around the world’s water sources has suffered degradation from deforestation, development and agriculture, TNC argues that investing in watersheds helps reduce environmental damage and soil erosion. It can also cut the risk of fires and promote biodiversity. But persuading rural communities to change their practices in order to ensure water supplies for city dwellers many miles away often demands novel solutions. “We’re looking for win-win situations without cash transactions,” said de Bièvre. In the areas around Quito, that might involve a shift in grazing methods on the sponge-like paramos plains that are vital to water supplies — such as Comuna Espejo’s alpacas. Elsewhere, the fund could offer free water supplies to remote properties or tax incentives to encourage larger landowners to co-operate, de Bièvre said. With many water funds in the region now well established, monitoring and quantifying their impact is key, said TNC’s Benitez. That could encourage greater involvement of private sector companies, which are paying closer attention to the issue of water security. “The idea of reducing their Read digital editions, search archives for stories, sign-up for free enews. It’s all there – plus the very latest commodity information.

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TNC is now developing a “tool box” with manuals and training programs to enable cities around the world to develop their own funds specific to the local environment and needs, she said. “There is a lot of demand and we need to provide the tools for other people,” she added. “We cannot be working everywhere.”


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Bovine TB probe’s focus turns to infected herd No new cases have been caught in the investigation’s net since November STAFF


ith no new cases of bovine tuberculosis discovered on the Prairies since mid-November, federal officials are now turning their focus to how the disease got into half a dozen cattle in the region last fall. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Feb. 3 it has finished TB screening and depopulating all mature cattle from 18 properties that have been deemed infected since September. In all, about 10,000 mature cattle and calves have been ordered destroyed, the agency said. Any cattle from that group showing reactions to the initial screening test were checked post-mortem for bovine TB-related lesions, CFIA said — but the number of infected cattle remains at six, all from the same farming operation. “While there was strong evidence that there could have been a high risk of disease

spread, the initial test results are showing a more encouraging outcome,” the agency said in a statement. Given the evidence so far, CFIA said its investigation will now focus on the single infected farming operation, though it noted “this path forward is only possible as long as no new cases of tuberculosis are identified.” That means the agency’s trace-in and trace-out investigations associated with the one infected farming operation will continue, but tracing activities won’t run on the herds that commingled with the infected herds — as long as no TB-infected animals are identified from those other herds. Following “accepted animal disease investigation practices,” and based on information obtained during the “initial phase” of its investigation, CFIA said it can now limit its tracing activities to the one farming operation, which means identifying the herds of origin for all animals intro-

“While there was strong evidence that there could have been a high risk of disease spread, the initial test results are showing a more encouraging outcome.” Canadian Food Inspection Agency

duced into the infected operation over the past five years. The agency’s probe follows the discovery of one Alberta cow that tested positive for bovine TB when it was slaughtered at a U.S. packing plant in late September 2016. CFIA said its evidence shows “low” risk that the disease was further transmitted by cattle that commingled with cattle from the infected f a r m i n g o p e ra t i o n w h i l e they were out on community pasture. Furthermore, the agency said, “we have also eliminated the risk of further spread of tuberculosis since all mature cattle have been depopulated.”


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Tracing activities will now focus on identifying the source of the infection, CFIA said, but added that testing of herds identified through tracing activities will begin in the fall, because calving season has already started in Western Canada. Waiting until fall “will minimize stress on cows that are pregnant or have recently given birth” and “will also allow cattle from these lowrisk herds to proceed to summer pasture.” As for the 28,000-odd cattle on the 58 proper ties still under quarantine that received animals from the infected farming operation, CFIA said it’s still conduct-

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ing screening on those animals. The properties include 51 in Alberta and seven in Saskatchewan, mainly in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. Only animals that react to the tests will be slaughtered and sent for “enhanced” postmortems, CFIA said. Herds that have no reactors can be released from quarantine. The number of properties released from quarantine since the investigation began now sits at eight. Producers who were owners of the commingled herds will be able to go ahead with cleaning and disinfection under CFIA oversight — including a 45-day waiting period of warmer temperatures “to kill any bacteria remaining in the environment” — after which the producers will be allowed to restock. To confirm the effectiveness of the cleanups, CFIA said, restocked cattle will be tested six and 18 months after entry onto the premises.

anadian beef cattle producers handed over more samples in 2016 than in 2015 to be tested for BSE, turning up zero cases of the brain-wasting disease. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association on Feb. 6 reported 27,346 samples were submitted in 2016 — up four per cent from 26,285 in 2015, but down from 27,531 in 2014 and well down from the annual target of 30,000 set in 2003. Despite the shortfall, the CCA said it “remains confident” Canada’s level of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) surveillance and controls will allow the country to keep its “controlled risk” status “and when appropriate, seek a change in risk status from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).” The improved sample submission rate was a “welcome result” given Canada’s shrinking beef cattle herd and “other challenges” in meeting the target, the CCA said. “Maintaining a credible level of BSE surveillance to demonstrate that Canada’s control measures are effective and are working towards eradicating the disease is important,” CCA general manager Rob McNabb said in a Feb. 6 release. Canada’s BSE surveillance program in 2015 detected the country’s most recent case of BSE, a 70-month-old purebred black Angus beef cow in Alberta. The cow, born in March 2009, was euthanized in February that year after its owner reported it as a “downer” cow, fitting the criteria for testing under the surveillance program.

Dubbed Case 19, the cow also was Canada’s first case to be born after the country’s “enhanced” feed ban took effect in 2007, as well as Canada’s first to be born on the same farm as a previous Canadian BSE case — Case 17, found in 2010. Case 19, however, posed a setback in Canada’s efforts to level up from “controlled risk” to “negligible risk” for BSE. By OIE standards, a country’s youngest case of BSE must have been born 11 years before “negligible risk” status can be considered. Before Case 19, Canada had been on track to start the process in August 2015, but is now unable to seek “negligible risk” status until 2020 at the earliest. CCA’s foreign trade committee in 2015 passed a resolution that the association work with the federal government to seek a revision to the OIE’s BSE code criteria for negligible risk, reducing the 11-year period. That said, the CCA added Feb. 6, the Case 19 investigation “confirmed to the world” that Canada has “robust controls and surveillance programs in place to prevent the spread of the disease and detect the small and declining number of cases that are expected to occur from time to time.” The CCA on Feb. 6 urged producers to continue to submit at least one cow per year for BSE sampling. Cattle between 30 months and 10 years of age provide the most valuable information in terms of monitoring the cattle population for BSE, the CCA said, but any animal older than 30 months of age that fits into one of the categories of “dead, down, dying or diseased” is a potential candidate for testing.


The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Quebec’s winter trails stay open as tax reform halted UPA members were set to cut off access in a dispute over farmland property tax STAFF

“Why wait until there are real negative impacts on the tourism season to act?”


nowmobile trails going through farmland owned by members of Quebec’s Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) will remain open as the province hits the brakes on changes to its farmland property tax credit plan. UPA members had recently pledged to revoke previously permitted access to their land for snowmobile trails starting Feb. 6, in a dispute dating back to last March’s provincial budget. However, Laurent Lessard, the province’s new agriculture minister as of Jan. 26, announced Feb. 3 he had stopped the planned rollout of reforms to the farm property tax credit program (PCTFA) and would revert it to the program model that was in place up until Dec. 31. In a statement, Lessard said he was choosing the “economic development of the regions” over the PCTFA reform plan. The province had announced last March that management of the PCTFA would shift to Revenu Quebec (RQ) starting Jan. 1 this year, with an eye toward simplifying the program and easing eligibility requirements to allow an additional 2,500 farmers to receive PCTFA benefits.

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Snowmobile enthusiasts in Quebec who usually use trails through farmland owned by UPA members will be able to continue using them this winter.   photo: thinkstock

The UPA, however, has argued that changes to the PCTFA formula would lead to an average hike of 38 per cent in farmers’ property tax bills. Lessard said the province was investing more money i n t h e n e w P C T FA t h a n under the existing program, but the “variations between certain producers were judged to be unacceptable.” Discussions last week with UPA representatives showed

the two sides were in an “irreconcilable situation,” he said Feb. 3. Despite calling a halt to the PCTFA reform plan, Lessard said he still wants to work on ways to help smaller-scale producers by creating a new tax credit program in the near future. U PA p r e s i d e n t M a r c e l Groleau, in a separate statement, said the province had made a “good decision” in cancelling the PCTFA reform

plan and it was no longer necessary for farmers to revoke access to their land for off-road trails. How e v e r, h e s a i d , t h e province has not yet announced any plans to work with farmers, municipalities and the relevant provincial ministries on a sustainable farm property taxation model. The UPA has estimated farmland values have seen a “substantial” rise of 800 per

cent over the past 20 years, and the assessment model used by municipalities has added to the tax pressure on farmers, Groleau said. Parti Quebecois Ag Critic Andre Villeneuve, in a separate statement, agreed the province mustn’t sweep the issue of farmland taxation under the carpet. V i l l e n e u ve s a i d h e h a d w a r n e d t h e L i b e r a l g ov ernment last April that the planned changes to the P C T FA c o u l d l e a v e i n d i vidual farmers paying thousands more out of pocket. “ Why wait until there are real negative impacts on the tourism season to act?” Denise Grenier, president of Quebec’s federation of snowmobile clubs (FCMQ), said in a separate statement Feb. 3 her organization was “very satisfied” that the dispute was resolved.




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The Manitoba Co-operator | February 16, 2017

Farm leaders welcome highprofile panel’s praise The federal Advisory Council on Economic Growth recently singled out the agri-food sector as a key growth opportunity BY ALEX BINKLEY Co-operator contributor


at driving innovation, improving action plan, lead ag food pilots skills, removing barriers to greater and revamp the approach to workforce participation and posi- value chain roundtables to tioning Canada as a global trad- establish both top-down and ing hub,” said a statement from bottom-up category targets. And the Canadian Pork Council. “The the approach we take has to go report’s focus on agriculture and beyond addressing obstacles. food provides a clear approach The approach must also focus that can be used to implement on opportunities that will foster an overall growth strategy for the growth through innovation. The opportunity for Canadians is to Canadian pork industry.” Lee Moats, chairman of pulse fulfil the urgent need for an inteCanada, says the report “offers grated agenda that connects food a bold vision that Canada will to health and sustainability along become the trusted global leader with economic prosperity.” Soy Canada’s Everson said in safe, nutritious and sustainable the study recommends the fedfood for the 21st century.” It urges government and pri- eral government “take a targetvate sector collaboration. “The ing approach to removing growth Canadian pulse industry wel- obstacles” and galvanize the comes the opportunity to work sector around a growth strategy T:8.125” with government to define the agenda.

Trade, science and innovation, value-added processing and sustainability are the building blocks of a strong and prosperous Canadian agriculture sector, he said. Including these priorities in the next APF is imperative to unleashing the agriculture industry’s growth potential described in the council’s report. “When we successfully reach the goals set out in the report we will have done so because we are viewed as the trusted global leader in safe, nutritious, sustainable and affordable food and ingredients,” Moats said. “We encourage the government to begin working with industry immediately to develop and implement the growth strategy.”

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he leaders of farm organizations across the sector are basking in the praise of a high-profile federal advisory board. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth accorded the sector high profile in a recent report on Canada’s economic prospects. The report’s recognition of the agri-food sector should be especially valuable in raising its profile across the multitude of government departments whose actions and regulations affect the industry. The report recommended that agri-food be used as a pilot project for boosting eight sectors “where Canada has a strong endowment, untapped potential, and significant global growth prospects.” To encourage those sectors to grow the national economy, the government should “take a focused approach that removes barriers and galvanizes the sector around a bold growth agenda.” “This is a great opportunity for us as we move forward,” Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture said. “The report really recognizes our potential for growth. “We can use the report in the development of a national food strategy and the Agriculture Policy Framework. We need to work together across the sector to achieve what the report proposes.” “It’s great news for us to be recognized like this,” Jeff Neilsen, president of Grain Growers of Canada said. Farm groups reached out to the economic council and their message about the potential of the sector was understood. “It understood the farm sector supports the whole economy and that technology is very important to us,” Neilsen said. “It’s encouraging to see agriculture being highlighted as such a high-potential sector,” said Keith Kuhl, president of the Horticulture Council of Canada. “Government support in our sector goes a really long way. Additional investment provides significant advantages throughout the value chain, from producers being able to grow even more nutritious, more sustainable crops, all the way through to consumers getting even higher-quality produce at even better prices. On top of that, Canada helps to feed the world, and investments in our sector mean greater exports and higher trade revenues overall.” Jim Everson, executive director of Soy Canada, called the report “a very refreshing, well-thought-out blueprint for growing Canada’s agri-food sector. We support the co-operative federal, provincial and private sector partnership outlined in this visionary report.” The council “correctly captures the promise of economic growth inherent in Canada’s agri-food sector as well as the benefits of Canada’s rich, natural assets and

clean environment for food and feed production,” he also said. “It is critical that Canada’s agriculture sector continue to be a leader in sustainable production.” John Mazzwohl, director of government and industry relations with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, says the report will assist the industry “in interactions with government departments on policy issues and regulations. “The report says what the industry has been saying for a long time. The profile it’s giving us is important because the message is coming from outside our world.” “The Canadian pork industry is very supportive of the council’s recommendations that are aimed

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