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Canadian farm groups want curbs on Agrium’s clout Agrium will get 232 supply stores in Glencore/Viterra deal




Manitoba soils help NASA’s new gadgets take flight



wo influential Canadian farm groups will urge the countr y’s Competition Bureau to scale back Agrium Inc.’s proposed purchase of Viterra Inc. assets, saying Agrium might become too powerful in the sale of fertilizer and other crop supplies. In a $6.1-billion deal, global commodities giant Glencore International PLC will buy V iterra, Canada’s biggest grain h a n d l e r, t h i s s u m mer, pending regulatory approval. It will then sell off some of Viterra’s parts to farm retailer and fertilizer producer Agrium and to privately owned Canadian grain handler Richardson International Ltd. The takeover itself faces little opposition from farmers, some of whom relish the global marketing

AAFC researchers help NASA calibrate new global soil moisture measuring satellite ahead of 2014 launch

This summer AAFC researchers will look to the skies over Manitoba as part of a global experiment to test methods for monitoring soil moisture from satellite information. By Daniel Winters

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rom June 7 to July 17, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will fly two piloted aircraft several times a week over an area of mixed agricultural and forested land from Portage la Prairie to Carman in south-central Manitoba. These aircraft will carry instruments similar to those onboard a satellite that NASA will launch in 2014. Heather McNairn, an Ottawa-based AAFC research scientist and principle investigator for the project, said her team’s work will involve pre-launch calibration and validation of the hightech equipment. “You want to make sure that the algorithms and models that you’re using are working properly so that the first data that comes down is usable data,” she said.

Once in space, NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite will measure surface soil moisture and temperature that will be used to produce maps of global soil moisture, temperature and freeze/thaw states on a regular basis by bouncing microwaves off the surface of the Earth. These maps will help researchers monitor surface soil moisture conditions that affect agricultural production and update models used to predict crop yields. The new information will likely be made available via a freeaccess web portal. McNairn added that it could help Canadian producers make informed farm-operation decisions based on changing weather, water and climate conditions, and assist grain traders and governments in predicting global grain yields. The satellite will be able to measure surface soil moisture to a depth of five to 10 cm. Other testing will look at the

potential for modelling moisture down deeper as well, she said. Currently, data on soil moisture is “sparse.” The researchers will use an existing AAFC in-situ soil probe within the test area that covers depths from 20 cm, 50 cm, and one metre, to test how well the satellite equipment works. “NASA’s intent is to cover the whole Earth,” said McNairn, adding that the raw data will be made freely available globally to create “value-added” products showing surface and root zone soil moisture levels by region. For governments, the data could help pinpoint lost acres due to floods or drought. “It could be used for just about anything, such as determining in spring whether it’s the right time to seed or go on the field,” she said. “Then through the growing season, it could be used to look at issues around drought and crop yield potential.” During the field campaign, or validation experiment called SMAPVEX, scientists will be calibrating the models that will be used to estimate soil moisture from the satellite. To do this, scientists See NASA on page 6 »



The Manitoba Co-operator | June 14, 2012


on the lighter side


Stolen tractor found at bottom of manure pile

Purge the spurge Beetles are making a dent after a decade of chewing


Creative bid to conceal crime runs afoul after Crime Stoppers tip By Daniel Winters co-operator staff


CROPS Prevention better than cure Resistant weeds are costing your farm money


FEATURE A global effort underway Spreading the benefits of no-till farming


CROSSROADS Getting into the whey

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Editorials Comments What’s Up Livestock Markets

Manitoba has a new artisan cheese maker


Grain Markets Weather Vane Classifieds Sudoku

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pile of poo wasn’t enough to conceal the crime, and now a pair of suspects charged with stealing a tractor worth $300,000 off a dealership lot near Stonewall are finding themselves in deep doo-doo. Acting on a Crime Stoppers tip, RCMP recovered the 2009 Case IH Steiger 485 last week underneath an enormous pile of manure on a farm property southwest of Fisher Branch. Armed with a search warrant, RCMP investigators hired an excavator to dig out the tractor, which had been reported stolen under the cover of night in 2010 from a business in the RM of Rosser. RCMP Sgt. Lin Karpish couldn’t say how long the tractor had been buried in the 12to 15-foot-deep manure pack, or what condition it might be in, other than the obvious fact that it probably doesn’t smell very sweet anymore. “I’m sure nobody is going to be riding that tractor any time soon,” said Karpish. “I’m not sure what the insurance company will do with it. Can you clean these things?”

RCMP investigators unearth a stolen tractor from a manure pile near Fisher Branch. photo: courtesy of fisher branch RCMP

She added that it is still unclear whether the thieves had “been spooked” after the crime and decided to bury the tractor “to make it disappear” permanently, or had simply hoped to keep the machine out of sight until the heat died down. One thing’s certain, that in her 28 years in policing, this case is a “first,” and that there have been more than a few chuckles around the division. “I mean it’s not like you can hide a Case tractor in your back pocket or in the shed,” said Karpish. “It was quite the job to get it out.” A 24-year-old man of the RM of Fisher has been arrested and

“I’m sure nobody is going to be riding that tractor anytime soon.” Lin Karpish

released on promise to appear in Peguis Provincial Court in July on theft charges. A 22-year-old female also of the RM of Fisher was also arrested and charged for possession of stolen property. The investigation continues.


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Global group looks to no till to tackle climate change and hunger Canada to assist world’s farmers in no-till-based carbon sequestration research and technology By Daniel Winters co-operator staff


etting developing countries to adopt Canadianstyle no till would be a “win win” in combatting global hunger and climate change, says the former head of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s research division. Restoring organic matter in soils in China, India and Africa is becoming a matter of life and death, says Wayne Lindwall, who began no-till research on small plots in southern Alberta and has since watched this form of carbon capture spread across Canada and far beyond, to China, Brazil and many developing countries. In China, a country he has visited over a dozen times, agriculture in many regions has been reduced to an outdoor hydroponic process requiring massive amounts of fertilizer and irrigation to coax a crop out of severely depleted soil, Lindwall said following his keynote address at the recent Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases council meeting in Saskatoon. (The alliance of more than 30 countries was founded in 2009 to co-ordinate research and transfer technology on ways to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing productivity.) In places where Canadian-style no-till methods are catching on, local farmers are seeing better yields with less inputs, and growing crops they previously thought impossible on their land, said Lindwall, who now works as an international agriculture consultant. The “sparkle” in their eyes

“You don’t have to be able to speak the language to see that they understand the benefits. They’ve got earthworms in their soil and their yields are better.” Wayne Lindwall

gives away the fact that they “get it,” he said. “You don’t have to be able to speak the language to see that they understand the benefits,” he said. “They’ve got earthworms in their soil and their yields are better.” Not “plowing, discing and rototilling the soil to death” also increases water retention capacity and reduces the need for irrigation, he added. From a global perspective, increasing soil organic matter levels by just one per cent would have a “huge impact” on greenhouse gas emissions, he said. “I don’t know the number of millions of tonnes that would take out of the atmosphere, but it would be hugely significant in mitigating climate change,” said Lindwall. Canadian researchers are now considered leading experts in the study of soil carbon, said Brian McConkey, an AAFC soil and water conservationist in Swift Current. Although no till in Canada is associated with large farms, it also works well on small holdings, he said.

Men guide a camel while plowing farmland in the area of Bani Matar, outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Spreading the word about no-till agriculture to small-scale farmers is seen as key to improving global productivity.  photo: REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

“I’ve even seen animal-powered no-till drills, so there’s no need for large scale,” said McConkey. “In monsoon climates, no till can provide a way to grow a successful crop in the dry season.” No-till’s dependence on herbicides, particularly glyphosate, to replace tillage is a barrier, both because of cost and the threat of resistant weeds, but McConkey said he is confident new herbicides can be found to combat the latter. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz used the conference as a backdrop announce investment TW 4toinch - 6 x 6.625an -_AGI 12-05-04

of $3.4 million in University of Saskatchewan programs studying how to reduce greenhouse gases in agroforestry, irrigation and nitrogen use. Canada will serve as as chair of the Global Research Alliance Council for one year. The $3.4-million investment to the University of Saskatchewan is through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), a five-year, $27-million initiative that focuses on the development of on-farm greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. The investment will be used for three 1:34 PMseparate Page 1 projects:

•  Nearly $980,000 will be used to develop new beneficial management practices for nitrogenuse efficiency in the forage beef sector that minimize nitrous oxide emissions and maximize carbon sequestration; •  Almost $920,000 will be used to study GHGs in irrigated systems typical of the Prairies. Irrigation is practised on one million hectares of farmland in Canada. •  $1.5 million will be used to study how agroforestry plantings can help mitigate GHGs.

Province brings in more help with flood assessments The province is turning attention to flood mitigation staff / The Manitoba government is hiring more property assessors to speed up appraisals for flood-affected proper ties around Lake Manitoba, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced June 7. As well, the province has added six new commissioners to help with the claims appeals process. Ashton said more than 65 per cent of applicants have received at least an initial compensation payment for property damage caused by the 2011 flood. “The geographical scope of the 2011 flood was larger than anything we’ve seen before, affecting 141 rural municipalities,” Ashton said. “The cost of compensation is expected to be three times what we spent fighting the flood last year.” In 2011, about 3.6 million crop acres or about 38 per cent of Manitoba’s annual crop-

land and nearly half a million acres of hay land and pasture flooded around Lake Manitoba. After bringing on eight new appraisers last month and four more now, it is expected all appraisals will be completed by the end of August, Ashton said. To date, about 70 per cent of Building and Recovery Action Program appraisals are complete and nearly all DFA inspections are complete. The  minister  also announced the province has issued a request for proposals related to a flood mitigation study for the Lake Manitoba watershed including Lake Winnipegosis, Dauphin Lake and the Shoal Lakes, and the Assiniboine River Basin including Lake of the Prairies and the Qu’Appelle and Souris rivers. Ashton said a wide range of stakeholders will be given an opportunity to provide input throughout this process.

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Waste not, want not


very year we hear the stories — the farmer who lost a bin full of canola to spoilage, or the one who lost his sunflowers — and the bin — after the crop overheated and caught fire. Or the farmer who opened his grain bag to find an infested, rotting mess after birds or rodents overwhelmed the seal and allowed moisture to invade. Thankfully, those stories are uncommon Laura Rance enough in these parts that they are news, at Editor least on coffee-pot row. Of course, they can always do better as the ongoing effort to reduce harvest losses in crops like canola would suggest. Researchers estimate some farmers are losing upwards of 10 per cent of their yields due to improper harvest timing and poorly calibrated equipment. But generally, when it comes to keeping their harvested grain in good condition, our farmers are blessed with a conducive climate; those long, cold and dry winters have to be good for something. But they also have the knowledge and access to the technology they need to maintain the harvest quality. That’s not the case in many parts of the world where heat and humidity combine with a lack of storage infrastructure, transportation and know-how to cause post-harvest losses that are as high as 50 per cent of what farmers produce. For example, much of India’s grains are exposed to potential decay, as state-run warehouses can store only 63 million tonnes against the total 82.4 million tonnes of current stocks, a Reuters report says. Plus, farmers have just harvested another bumper crop. The situation has the Indian government to re-enter the global export market to move the stocks before they rot, which is expected to put a damper on prices for farmers everywhere. That’s tragic in a country inhabited by 500 million poor and where nearly half of the children under the age of three are either underweight or stunted due to malnutrition. And it adds to the controversy surrounding the Green Revolution, the 1960s initiative under which U.S. and Canadian researchers introduced improved genetics, fertilizers and pesticides to help India produce more of its own food and avert a pending famine. The concept was remarkably successful at increasing production, it hasn’t meant the end of hunger. Without the necessary infrastructure, market mechanisms and storage to help get the food to the people who need it, India — like many countries in hot, humid climates — has routinely been confronted with surplus production and extensive loss due to waste. It’s not just the economic loss to those farmers at stake. Much of production agriculture is dependent on non-renewable resources. Every bushel of waste is like stoking the boilers on the Titanic while steadying its course. “While public and private resources have been poured into increasing production, very little work and attention has focused on adequately addressing the safe storage of food,” Digvir Jayas, a professor in biosystems engineering and the University of Manitoba’s vice-president of research and international development says in a recently published article. Adding to the travesty is the fact that so much is known about how to prevent it. In a recent commentary published in the journal of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jayas lays out a comprehensive “to-do” list for taking that knowledge and making it available to areas of the world that need it most, which by the way, are also regions in which populations are growing the fastest. But key to any strategy will be recognition by governments that food grains are a national asset worth protecting, because of their role in either reducing the need for food imports or, as in the case of Canada, in generating additional export revenues. The issue of post-harvest losses is gaining traction as is the issue of excessive spoilage due to the overstocked larders and fridges in North America. Up until now, we’ve been told the world’s farmers must increase production by 50 to 70 per cent if they are to feed the expected nine billion people sharing this planet by 2050. Even the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization was spouting this line less than two years ago. That places a tremendous burden on producers. However, a newly released FAO report noted the world can feed itself with less food than previously forecast if it turns to sustainable farming, cuts waste and stops excessive consumption. But it said “bold policy decisions” are needed to cut food losses and waste that amount to 1.3 billion tonnes a year, roughly one-third of the world’s food production for human consumption. The focus on food production needs to shift to a focus on food availability.

Check firearms licence expiry date By Allan Dawson CO-OPERATOR STAFF


hank you, Inky Mark. You saved me 80 bucks and probably a lot of grief. Your letter to the editor in last week’s Manitoba Co-operator prompted me to dig out my Firearm’s Licence to check the expiration date, which turns out to be next Feb. 28. After getting the licence in 2007 it was shoved in a desk drawer and never looked at again until I read your letter, which truth be told, sent a little shiver down my spine. And not because I oppose licensing, but because I know from experience the hassle of trying to get back into the system after failing to renew on time. I once had a Possession Only Licence (POL) obtained, I’m guessing, when I registered a couple of 22s. I ignored the POL renewal forms mailed to me on the mistaken assumption renewing was unnecessary because the Conservatives promised to scrap the gun registry. I didn’t realize there were essentially two registries — one for gun owners and another for their guns. The government eventually killed the latter but not the former. My ignorance eventually led to the Firearms Centre informing me via registered mail I had 30 days to turn over my firearms. I called the centre seeking to renew my POL only to be told POLs had been “grandfathered.” They could be renewed, but not after expiring. I had two options: surrender my arsenal or get a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Getting a PAL required either taking a firearms safety course and passing an examination or challenging the exam. I did the latter.


Rather than going through all that again, I wanted to be sure I renewed my PAL before it expired. I called the Canadian Firearms Centre (1-800-731-4000, cfp-pcaf/) to find out what to do. Renewal forms are mailed automatically three months before licences expire, I was told. “Are you sure they’ll be sent automatically?” I asked. “Well, you can download the forms and renew yourself,” came the reply. (Look for “Form CAFC 979 at http://www. num-nom/979-eng.htm.) Those who renew before September don’t have to pay the new $80 renewal fee, as Mark noted in his letter. My advice is don’t wait until the last minute. In addition to filling out a form, renewals require a photograph of the applicant. While it doesn’t have to be a professionally taken photo, it does have to be a specific size. It’s ironic. The gun registry is gone but the registry of gun owners isn’t. At least with the gun registry you only had to do it once — at the start or when purchasing a new gun, which I found to be hassle free. When buying a new gun after getting my PAL, I asked the clerk how long I’d have to wait before taking my new rifle home. I assumed there’d be a five-day waiting period like in many U.S. states. I was surprised when he said as long as I had my PAL I could buy as many guns and ammo as I liked and then leave once he was done registering them by phone to the Firearms Centre. But I’d rather have to register a gun once and not have to keep renewing my PAL.

June 15, 1946


ur June 15, 1946 edition carried the first of a series of advertisements in a campaign by the Winnipeg Grain Exchange to get wheat back under the open market. The campaign apparently had little effect — in a plebiscite the following year, Manitoba farmers voted overwhelmingly to have barley and oats added to the jurisdiction of the Canadian Wheat Board. Elsewhere in the issue, we reported on “Operation Crossroads,” in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture was shipping a collection of “seed, moulds, plant and animal disease materials, and insects including those both friendly and unfriendly to man” to be exposed to radiation from atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific. The article noted that insects normally die after a short time without food, so that arrangements were being made to keep them fed en route to the tests, specifying wood for termites and cloth for carpet beetles. As for bedbugs, “plans were made to feed them occasionally.” The entomologist in charge was interestingly named Dr. J.D. Frankenfeld.


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Canada’s role in meeting humanity’s biggest challenge Canada has much to contribute and much to gain from investing in sustainable productivity gains By Michael Trevan


n 40 years’ time the world will need to have increased global food production and supply by 100 per cent to provide adequate nutrition for its nine billion or more inhabitants. This implies an annual growth in agricultural productivity of 2.5 per cent, from the same or less land. Over the past three decades, d e s p i t e ver y significant globa l investment in agricultural research, global productivity gains have averaged between one per cent to 1.4 per cent per annum, despite the fact that the amount of land available increased as rainforests were cut down. And this has been without the significant challenges that will be created by future changes in our climate, changes that mean countries like Canada will be required to produce significantly more food per acre as regions farther south turn to uncultivable desert. By 2050, Canada, even without any changing climate, will be one of only a handful of countries that are still net food exporters. These challenges will only be met with a significant increase of investment in research and innovation to develop new environmentally sustainable, but more intensive, agricultural practices, new approaches to combating existing and emerging plant and animal diseases, new ways to reduce waste, and new ways to ensure safety in the food storage and supply chains.

Canada has much to contribute


Canada is a nation that still enjoys the respect of much of the rest of the world, way above its weight in terms of population or global economic impact, because of its espoused and demonstrated commitment to compassion, fairness, decency and human rights. What more basic human right is there than the right to an adequate, nutritious supply of safe food, and clean water? Without this we die,

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and all other rights are meaningless. In human history, from the earliest social congregations to the present day, the fundamental role of government has been to ensure this right, and recent world events such as those in Tunisia have shown us the social and political upheaval that results when governments forget this. Ensuring that the world is adequately fed is morally the right thing to do, and it is in our national DNA to do so.

Canada has much to gain

This is not just an altruistic vision that Canada must help feed the world. There is the hard-nosed economic reality that affects particularly all three Prairie provinces. Fo r e x a m p l e, i n Ma n i t o b a t h e cash receipts from farming, food processing and sales are twice those of Hydro and mining combined: 25 per cent of Manitoba’s “manufacturing” output is based on the agriculture and food industries that provide one in four jobs. Ei g h t y p e r c e n t o f Ca n a d i a n agricultural produce is exported. The potential for this to expand as the world demands more and more food and other bioresources, will have a very significant positive impact on economic growth in Canada as a whole.

How to respond?

So how can Canada rise to the challenge of raising agricultural productivity over the next 40 years? It must continue to invest, but at increased levels, in research and innovation on its own and in partnership with industry. And it must be prepared to consolidate that investment around existing centres of expertise in order to create the critical mass that science needs to be successful. In Manitoba, we see that the provincial government understands and supports this agenda within the constraints of its limited financial means. But recent signals from the fed-

Ritz explains checkoff details Regarding the May 31 story “KAP questions checkoff administrator — last month, as part of our government’s commitment to deliver marketing freedom to western wheat and barley growers, I announced proposed regulations enabling a new, voluntary producer checkoff that will be overseen by the Alberta Barley Commission, in support of research, market development and technical assistance for the western Canadian grain industry. Regarding the question of where the funds will be directed, I would like to clarify that the Alberta Barley Commission will transfer the checkoff dollars, in the customary funding amounts, to the three recipient

If Canada does not rise to the challenge of contributing to the solution of feeding the world’s growing population, no amount of self-congratulatory praise or purchase of overexpensive military hardware will be able to protect its citizens from the chaos and anarchy that will follow global mass hunger and starvation.

e ra l g ove r n m e n t , s u c h a s : t h e announcement of the closure of the Cereal Research Centre with the loss of about one-third of the staff and the distribution of the remainder to different parts of Manitoba; the sale of six of its research farms across Canada; the divestment of community pastures; the withdrawal of funding from provincial bodies like the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council, seem to be signals of disinterest and disengagement in this vital agenda.

Why Winnipeg?

Winnipeg has the world’s greatest collections of expertise in cereal grain science research and innovation. Over the last seven years there have been lengthy and inconclusive discussions around the vision of consolidating that expertise into a single Centre of Excellence that will maximize the synergies available through multidisciplinary research and development. This vision, especially powerful as an aid to assist Canada to provide solutions to the twin challenges of rising world populations and changing climate, is undeniable. But the provincial government has been unable to commit to this vision on its own. The City of Winnipeg seems oblivious to the vital importance of maintaining this expertise in Winnipeg or even Manitoba. And the federal government apparently abandoned this vision in favour of short-term exi-

organizations of record: the Western Grains Research Foundation, the Canadian International Grains Institute and the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre. This was a recommendation of the industry working group on marketing freedom and a commitment by our government in providing western Canadian grain farmers with marketing choice. The commission will sign a formal agreement with my department, setting out the dollars per tonne that will be directed to the three groups. As to why the Alberta Barley Commission was selected to administer the checkoff, we consulted with the grain industry and selected the commission given its long experience in administering the provincial checkoff. The intent is for the commission to work on a break-even

gencies, dispersing, not consolidating its expertise. We hope this is just a hiatus in effective communication and that in the very near future we will see the signs of a serious commitment to building upon and consolidating, not reducing and dispersing, existing cereal and grains research and innovation capacity, so that we may rise to both the humanitarian challenge and the socio-economic opportunity.

What do we need?

Despite the outward indications, we are encouraged by suggestions that the federal government is giving serious consideration to putting its support behind the concept of a consolidated Centre of Excellence and we applaud them for it. But we are concerned that without a clear and immediate declaration of that intent, the damage inflicted by these short-term measures will lead to an irreversible loss of this very significant opportunity. If Canada does not rise to the challenge of contributing to the solution of feeding the world’s growing population, no amount of self-congratulatory praise or purchase of overexpensive military hardware will be able to protect its citizens from the chaos and anarchy that will follow global mass hunger and starvation. Tunisia was but a minor perturbation and warning. Michael Trevan is dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and a professor of food science at the University of Manitoba.

basis, with any unused administration funds going back into vital research for farmers. Given that the regulations have been submitted for the 30-day Canada Gazette, industry will be able to provide further comments until June 25. Having said that, I’m confident the regulations we’ve developed will provide new opportunities for the western grain industry to grow, help increase profitability at the farm gate, and drive renewed jobs and growth across Canada. Gerry Ritz Agriculture minister


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FROM PAGE ONE NASA Continued from page 1

Taking measurements with a hand-held soil moisture meter.

AGRIUM Continued from page 1


“NASA’s intent is to cover the whole Earth.” HEATHER MCNAIRN

muscle Glencore would bring to the Canadian Prairies. Agrium’s role has struck a nerve, however, as it would purchase 232 Viterra farm-supply outlets in a package worth $1.15 billion, becoming the dominant Canadian retail seller of fertilizer, seed and chemicals. One group, the Wester n Canadian Wheat Growers, plans to ask the Competition Bureau to force Agrium to divest some outlets in areas where there would be little competition for farmers’ dollars as a result of the deal. “Within a certain radius, there’s got to be good competition,” said Wheat Growers’ executive director Blair Rutter. S o m e t ow n s h a v e o n l y Agrium- and Viterra-owned outlets, and the Competition Bureau should also look at which independent dealers are supplied by Agrium to get a clear picture of how much competition there is, especially in southern Alberta, Rutter said. Agrium already operates 65 Canadian stores under the Crop Production Services (CPS) banner, and is the top farm retail supplier in the United States. For Wild Rose Agricultural Producers, the largest farmer group in Alberta, Agrium’s potential dual role as Canada’s biggest nitrogen fertilizer producer and its largest farm supplier creates the most concern.

Minority stake

Some 50 temporary soil monitoring stations will be installed for the six-week field campaign.

will be taking measurements on the ground for soil moisture and temperature, plant biomass and surface roughness. More detailed information about the plant canopy, such as plant spectral properties and leaf area index, will also be collected. These traits indicate plant growth and yield potential by measuring leaf development and the amount of light intercepted by plant leaves. In addition to the collection of field data, 50 temporary soil moisture monitoring stations will be installed to provide continuous measurements over the six weeks of SMAPVEX. Last year, AAFC installed permanent soil monitoring stations on a number of private farms in the area, which will serve as a long-term site for assessing the satellite data after the launch. To date, 70 field and aircraft crew are expected to be in the field during SMAPVEX. The participation of producers in the Portage la Prairie– Carman area will contribute in no small way to the success of the project, and ultimately to the success of the satellite mission, AAFC added in a press release. Ma n i t o b a w a s c h o s e n for this project due to the extreme variability in soil moisture that typifies the Red River watershed. The Manitoba site also has a range of crop types, both annual and perennial, land cover such as farmland, wetlands and forest land, as well as soil texture.

By adding Viterra’s minority stake in the Canadian Fertilizers Ltd. plant at Medicine Hat, Alberta, Agrium would own 53 per cent of Canadian ammonia production capacity, and 49 per cent of urea production capacity, according to consultant Informa Economics, which reviewed the takeover for the Saskatchewan government last month. “That’s the real concerning part, having that much ownership of the fertilizer part causing us trouble down the road,” said Lynn Jacobson, a farmer and president of Wild Rose, which plans to ask the bureau to scale back Agrium’s purchase. Kevin Helash, Agrium’s regional manager of retail for Canada and the Pacific Northwest, said there will still be plenty of farm-supply competition since the cost of opening a store is as little as $150,000. Agrium competitors would still make up two-thirds of the market, he said. The Competition Bureau has already said it won’t block Glencore’s takeover of Viterra, but has not yet ruled on the side deals with Agrium and Richardson. The Canadian government will decide in a separate proc-

“We’re a bit concerned when one of your big suppliers also becomes one of your biggest competitors.” GREG MCDONALD

General manager, GROW

ess whether Glencore’s takeover of Viterra is of net benefit to Canada. The Grain Growers of Canada sees a legitimate competition concern about Agrium, but only in some pockets of the Prairies, said executive director Richard Phillips. “Ninety per cent of what Agrium is doing will be fine with producers,” he said, adding the group will not make a submission to the bureau. GROW, a group of independent farm-supply dealers, sees Agrium’s potential new clout as mostly positive, since its expertise is in crop inputs rather than grain handling, said general manager Greg McDonald.

Suppliers nervous

But McDonald said farm suppliers are nervous about Agrium’s strength in the wholesale production of nitrogen-based fertilizer. Potentially, Agrium could supply its own stores more cheaply than it would sell to competitors, he said. “We’re a bit concerned when one of your big suppliers also becomes one of your biggest competitors,” McDonald said. Agrium will continue to run its wholesale and retail operations separately, Helash said. “We do have to look every one of our customers in the eye and say, ‘we’re selling to you competitively.’” Agrium is the No. 3 nitrogen producer globally, and faces stiff wholesale competition in Canada from the world’s biggest maker of the crop nutrient, Yara International ASA. “The pond is not Western Canada for nitrogen production and supply,” Helash said. “We believe the pond is global.” The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is scheduled to report on the Glencore takeover of Viterra on Thursday. Under the deal, Glencore would acquire Viterra’s grain-handling and storage assets in Australia and sell off 17 farm-supply outlets there to Agrium. Glencore’s takeover of Viterra is expected to close by the end of July.

Agrium already operates 65 Canadian stores under the Crop Production Services (CPS) banner, and is the top farm retail supplier in the United States.


The Manitoba Co-operator | June 14, 2012

Farm labour organization hoping to carry on Farm labour issues need addressing By Sheri Monk AF STAFF | PINCHER CREEK


upporters of a non-profit organization that helps farmers deal with labour issues say they hope to carry on despite an impending loss of federal funding. The six-year-old Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council was told last summer that its funding will be terminated in March 2013. “The council has been working toward becoming a self-sustaining organization by generating revenues through its products and services,” said Portia MacDonaldDewhirst, the organization’s executive director. “The board of directors is striving to ensure agricultural stakeholders remain well supported and continue to have access to reliable labour market information and customizable solutions for their HR management and training needs through CAHRC.”

Finding and keeping good help on farms is tougher than ever, said Grant Hicks, a CAHRC board member and honey producer in the Peace River area. Hicks has turned to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to get seasonal help, but says the paperwork burden needs to be addressed. “I started in September last year and I was doing paperwork until the first week of January and it’s all nonsensical,” said Hicks, who plans to increase the number of foreign workers on his farm to nine from his usual five this year. “These guys have been here for three or four years and some of them, seven or eight years. When they go home in the fall, they know that they want to come back here and we know that we want them to come back here and yet we start our paperwork as though it was the first time that we ever approached this.” Serving on the council’s board has opened his eyes to the scale

Correcting a correction A correction in last week’s issue correcting an earlier story about Temple Grandin’s recent visit to Brandon erroneously referred to $75 tickets advertised for her May 23 presentation to livestock producers. In fact, those tickets were advertised for a second presentation to the Westman Autism Parent Support Group. The event for livestock producers was advertised and provided free of charge.

of agriculture’s labour woes, said Hicks. He said a fellow board member, a vegetable grower from the Maritimes, also couldn’t find workers — despite double-digit unemployment rates in his region — and nearly gave up farming. “Then they were able to access offshore labour and now their kids are involved and they’re going to keep it going,” he said. “It’s become a profit-making thing because they could get labour who wanted to work at a cost that they could afford to pay.” The challenge in finding labour may be national, but each province has different criteria and thresholds, which Hicks says poses a secondary challenge. “The unemployment situation in the Maritimes is around 14 per cent and even with the 14 per cent unemployment rate, these vegetable growers were able to access foreign labour,” said Hicks. “That would not happen in the Alberta region — if we had eight per cent unemployment they would not approve it. Canada is not a level playing field, and that is the reality of it.” CAHRC has been working with the agricultural sector to develop best practice guides and HR management tools. Hicks said he hopes the organization can continue to fund that sort of work. “I would be a big fan of that. To me, that means they’ll become B:10.25” more responsive to the needs that are on the ground,” T:10.25”said Hicks.

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Monsanto supports CFGB growing projects

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Eighty-six growing projects in four provinces will share $60,000 in inputs Staff


The stork must be exhausted after completing all of its deliveries in Riding Mountain National Park. Wildlife enthusiasts are flocking to catch glimpses of this year’s newest furry and fluffy arrivals: elk, bison, moose, black bears, songbirds and waterfowl. This young elk calf steps gingerly through the grass on wobbly legs at the Lake Audy Bison Enclosure. photo: courtesy of Bob Reside of Onanole, Man.

onsanto Canada has donated $60,000 worth of farm inputs to Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing projects his year. Community growing projects are a unique way for people to contribute grain and other agricultural commodities to help people who are hungry around the world. A typical project involves a group of people working together to farm a common plot of land. After harvest, the production is donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for use in overseas food aid and agricultural development projects managed by its 15-member agencies. “As a company 100 per cent focused on agriculture, we look for opportunities to give back to rural communities and rural residents through our corporate giving pro-

gram,” said Trish Jordan, public affairs director with Monsanto Canada, in a release. Working co-operatively with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Monsanto Canada area sales managers and their teams in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, went through the list of established and new growing projects provided by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and were able to co-ordinate access to Genuity Roundup Ready technology, Roundup brand agricultural herbicides, DEKALB seed and other Monsanto products for use in 86 different community growing projects. A total of 31 projects are being supported in Ontario, with the remaining 55 projects covering the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. By accessing available product donated by Monsanto Canada, these community growing

projects are able to reduce their total input costs and hopefully pass along a larger donation of grain and cash to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. “Support from Monsanto Canada is an important part of our effort to end global hunger,” said John Longhurst, who directs communications and marketing for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Last year, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank approved 116 projects worth $44 million in 36 countries to help over two million people. That included over $15 million for Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, three countries struck by last year’s severe food shortage in East Africa. This year, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is committing an additional $3.1 million of aid to those countries, along with $6.7 million for countries in the Sahel region of Africa where a food crisis is looming.


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EXCHANGES: June 8, 2012

$1 Cdn: $1.0332 U.S. $1 U.S: $.9678 Cdn.


Cattle Prices Winnipeg

(Friday to Thursday) Slaughter Cattle

June 8, 2012

Steers & Heifers — D1, 2 Cows 74.00 - 83.00 D3 Cows 64.00 - 74.00 Bulls 87.00 - 99.50 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) — (801-900 lbs.) — (701-800 lbs.) 140.00 - 149.00 (601-700 lbs.) 145.00 - 162.00 (501-600 lbs.) 150.00 - 169.00 (401-500 lbs.) — Heifers (901+ lbs.) — (801-900 lbs.) — (701-800 lbs.) 123.00 - 133.50 (601-700 lbs.) 130.00 - 138.00 (501-600 lbs.) 140.00 - 149.00 (401-500 lbs.) 145.00 - 155.00 Slaughter Cattle Grade A Steers Grade A Heifers D1, 2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls Steers

Alberta South $ 113.60 - 115.25 115.25 78.00 - 92.00 70.00 - 81.00 — $ 120.00 - 136.00 130.00 - 148.00 144.00 - 158.00 155.00 - 175.00 165.00 - 189.00 175.00 - 195.00 $ 115.00 - 130.00 120.00 - 138.00 130.00 - 149.00 137.00 - 155.00 146.00 - 166.00 155.00 - 172.00

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

(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.)


A stronger U.S. dollar encouraged southbound traffic

Close 119.35 120.42 125.00 128.47 130.50 132.10

Change 2.25 1.52 1.30 1.97 2.28 2.00

Cattle Slaughter Canada East West Manitoba U.S.

Feeder Cattle August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 January 2013 March 2013


Ontario $ 108.16 - 123.01 108.22 - 121.26 62.77 - 83.34 62.77 - 83.34 83.84 - 102.72 $ 127.04 - 141.67 133.05 - 150.52 133.92 - 157.68 138.76 - 171.71 145.58 - 186.91 150.39 - 190.45 $ 118.38 - 128.06 116.72 - 133.04 121.32 - 141.78 122.85 - 150.25 141.59 - 166.22 140.88 - 173.41

Close 159.10 160.20 161.22 162.25 161.87 162.00

Change 2.30 2.08 1.97 1.88 1.35 1.00

Cattle Grades (Canada)

Week Ending June 2, 2012 53,057 11,954 41,103 — —

Previous Year­ 55,211 13,274 41,937 — —

Week Ending June 2, 2012 583 25,585 18,721 966 816 5,502 52,427

Prime AAA AA A B D E

Previous Year 349 22,800 21,870 1,653 539 3,120 324

Hog Prices Source: Manitoba Agriculture

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

Current Week 182.00E 167.00E 162.40 164.56

Futures (June 7, 2012) in U.S. Hogs June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 October 2012 December 2012

Last Week 176.07 161.49 157.46 162.14

Close 93.07 93.32 92.02 83.22 80.32

Last Year (Index 100) 174.64 160.52 160.59 165.36

Change 3.27 2.32 1.07 0.35 0.30

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

Winnipeg 70.00 - 95.00 — — 160.00 - 190.00 180.00 - 205.00 ­—

Chickens Minimum broiler prices as of May 23, 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 June 10, 2012 Broiler Turkeys (6.2 kg or under, live weight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.980 Undergrade .............................. $1.890 Hen Turkeys (between 6.2 and 8.5 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.965 Undergrade .............................. $1.865 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.965 Undergrade .............................. $1.865 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A..................................... $1.930 Undergrade............................... $1.845 Prices are quoted f.o.b. farm.

Toronto 60.98 - 99.34 157.29 - 202.38 190.55 - 203.46 177.23 - 200.57 190.76 - 265.20 —

SunGold Specialty Meats 50.00 - 60.00

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

Goats Winnipeg Toronto ($/cwt) ($/cwt) Kids 200.00 - 225.00 84.47 - 282.17 Billys 120.00 - 175.00/hd — Mature 160.00 - 280.00/hd 40.06 - 167.83

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

Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —

Table: Cattle market schedules

Terryn Shiells

Futures (June 7, 2012) in U.S. Fed Cattle June 2012 August 2012 October 2012 December 2012 February 2013 April 2013

Summer slowdown supports values at auctions

Toronto ($/cwt) 22.00 - 39.00 30.98 - 47.90


attle prices at Manitoba auctions were steady to stronger during the week ended June 8, as there was a smaller number of cattle for sale. Rick Wright, buyer with Heartland Order Buying Co., said cattle numbers normally slow down a little bit as the summer months approach, but this year the number of cattle at auction was lower than usual. “Pasture conditions are good and the future prices for fall are extremely strong,” he said. “So, a lot of producers were encouraged to just go to the pasture with their cattle rather than sell them now.” Wright said feeder cattle prices were steady to higher due to strong demand. As the U.S. dollar strengthened against the Canadian dollar last week, U.S. buyers found Manitoba cattle less expensive, and more attractive, he said. “The feeder cattle market was extremely aggressive on all classes of cattle… we saw most classes running two to five cents per pound higher than the previous week,” he said. “Most of that was due to the U.S. buyers being much more competitive than they normally are.” The bull market was also two to five cents higher per pound, following the same price trend as the feeder cattle market, Wright said. The slaughter market was steady to one to two cents higher as the hamburger market provided a strong demand for butcher cattle, and the U.S. dollar’s strength provided support, he said. The finished cattle market saw a very light offering of cattle from Manitoba, he said. “We’re not feeding very many cattle in Manitoba because we had no barley crop last year to feed them… So, to put them to pasture and feed them to gain weight makes the cost very high.” However, he said, the finished cattle market remained steady as a larger offering from other western provinces made up for the small number of cattle that came out of Manitoba. It is unusual for cattle prices in Manitoba to remain steady, never mind experience gains at this point in the season, he said. “Normally this time of year the cattle would be all discounted because the buying numbers are so shy and it takes so long to put a load together of uniform cattle from so many different sources,” he said. However, because local demand was very strong the market wasn’t impacted by the summer slowdown this week, Wright said. Only six of nine cattle market auctions in

Ashern Last sale June 13, reopens in August Brandon Sales continue throughout the summer Gladstone Now closed until mid-August Grunthal Sales continue every Tuesday throughout the summer Killarney Regular biweekly sales throughout the summer Ste. Rose du Lac Will have sales June 14 and 21, then close until fall Taylor (Melita) Sales continue throughout the summer Virden Slowing down to biweekly sales in July and August (Note: no butcher sales on Mondays until fall 2012) Winnipeg Sales continue throughout the summer

“…a lot of producers were encouraged to just go to the pasture with their cattle rather than sell them now.” rick wright

Manitoba held sales this week as they slow down for the summer. See the schedule table for information on when auctions will be held over the next few months. There was a lot of contracting of Manitoba cattle for the fall months done between producers and U.S. buyers, Wright said. The interest of buyers from the U.S. to contract Manitoba cattle for the fall grew as they wanted to lock in prices while their currency is stronger than the Canadian unit. “There were huge volumes of Manitoba cattle that were contracted in the past week and prices for those cattle were three to seven cents per pound higher than anticipated, but there were a lot of them,” he said. Because the cows are already technically sold, he said they will not be at auctions in August, September and October. However, he said, it won’t have a big effect on the volumes that will go to auction during the fall months. “They’re not calves, they’re all yearlings off the pasture, and the trend has been on those big strings of yearling cattle to go direct,” Wright said. The large volumes of cattle being contracted this week may not have a big effect on the number of cattle that will be offered at auctions in the fall, he said, but it does provide “extreme optimism” for prices in the fall. Terryn Shiells writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.


CFTC allows CME to open early for crop reports chicago / reuters / The Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved the Chicago Board of Trade’s

plan to start open-outcry grain trading early on days the U.S. government issues major agricultural reports, a commission spokesman said June 11. CME Group, owner of the CBOT, told the CFTC it wanted to start pit trading at 7:20 a.m. CDT, instead

of the traditional opening time of 9:30 a.m., when the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues major reports. The CFTC did not object to the change after a 10-day review of the plan. The change was to take effect on June 12.

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Fuzzy ending stocks picture supports canola values USDA’s supply/demand tables may help clarify matters Dwayne Klassen CNSC


anola prices at the ICE Futures Canada trading platform closed the week ended June 8 on a firmer footing. Canola was underpinned by the need of domestic processors to cover nearby commitments and by the general strength displayed by the Chicago soybean complex. Growing concern about the tight global oilseed ending stocks picture, for this year as well as next year, contributed to the upward price momentum seen in canola. Those ideas were facilitated by the ever-declining South American soybean production forecast, problems with Europe’s rapeseed crop and the poor weather for the development of the U.S. soybean crop. Western Canada’s canola crop is also far from a certainty, with some areas too dry while other areas, especially eastern regions of the Prairies now experiencing excessively wet conditions. Much of the action in canola beginning this week will consist of spreading, as both the large corporate and smaller fund accounts begin rolling positions out of the July future and into the November contract ahead of July becoming a cash delivery month.

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There were some price fluctuations in both the milling wheat and durum contracts on the ICE platform, but next to no volume posted. Chicago soybean and corn futures posted moderate to sharp gains with weather issues providing most of the upward momentum. Macroeconomic concerns also played a huge role in the price movement seen in Chicago, with values one day finding excellent support from reports the European money problems were easing. However, the next day, the concerns again resurfaced, eliminating some of the price strength. This trend of “good, then bad” European money news is not likely to end anytime soon. Most of the weather gains were tied to the dry growing conditions in the U.S. corn- and soybean-growing regions, and ideas that the heat was reducing the yield potential of both crops. Both crops can ill afford to lose produc-

tion potential given the tight old-crop supply situation. Soybeans were further underpinned by steady demand from the Chinese. Strength in the cash market helped to provide some additional support for corn futures. U.S. wheat futures also managed to climb to higher ground in all three markets. Some of the gains came amid sentiment that values were significantly oversold after recent losses and were due for an upward correction. Continued speculation that the Russian and European wheat crops are suffering from the lack of precipitation further bolstered prices. The upside in the Kansas City (KCBT) wheat market, however, was restricted by the advancing U.S. winter wheat harvest and reports that those yields were surpassing early expectations by a significant level.

During trading

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will have released its first supply/demand report during actual trading hours by the time this article is published. A lot of the guesswork that would normally go into the pre-report expectations will definitely be taken out of the market. However, even without the pre-survey-based figures, the numbers do need to be considered carefully. In regards to soybeans, the old-crop ending stocks forecast for soybeans and corn will be significant factors in the price outlook moving forward. World corn and soybean ending stocks will also need to be considered carefully as well as any acreage shifts. The U.S. acreage numbers are unlikely to have changed much in the supply/demand tables, but will be a prelude to the updated June 29 acreage survey scheduled to be released by the USDA. Statistics Canada will also be releasing an updated seeding intentions report on June 27, with most industry analysts already expecting a jump in the area seeded to canola. The USDA supply/demand tables, in particular, will help set the stage for canola values leading up to the acreage reports. There will need to be confirmation of the tight global oilseed stocks situation in order for canola to make a push back to the highs it experienced earlier this spring. If the numbers are larger than expected, it will support the view that canola prices have passed their highs. There has been a slowdown in the crush pace this week and that will have to be watched to see if it is cutting into everyone’s expectations for a record crush pace in 2011-12. While canola will not be able to stage any rally on its own without help from the major oilseed and vegetable oil markets, it can likely hold a stronger premium. Dwayne Klassen writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.


USDA asks markets when is the best time for data washington/reuters / The government asked farmers, traders and futures exchanges June 7 for ideas on when it should release potentially market-moving agricultural reports, such as crop forecasts, now that commodity markets are open nearly all day. It could result in the first change in the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports in nearly two decades and lead to the release of USDA data while futures trading was at full volume. “With nearly around-the-clock commodities trading in the United States now underway, the agencies want to hear from all parties who use federal agricultural statistics so that we can best meet their needs while

upholding our responsibility to provide equal access to data,” said two USDA agencies in a Federal Register notice. They asked for public comment on five questions, including, “What is your preferred time of day... for report release?” and, “Why is this time preferred?” as well who would be adversely affected by changing the time of release for the reports. Allowing for time to review comments, USDA may be two or three months away from a decision on release times. USDA traditionally published most of its reports in the early morning or in mid- to late afternoon when U.S. exchanges were closed. But the trend-setting Chicago Board of Trade adopted a 21-hour trading day in May to offset the 22-hour day inaugurated by the rival InterContinental Exchange.

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Spurge-eating beetles may turn the tide in war on invasive weed They’re slow workers, but spurge-eating beetles can have a big impact on infested pastures and hay land By Lorraine Stevenson CO-OPERATOR STAFF / BRANDON


aving found a beetle with a taste for leafy spurge, researchers are now trying to figure out how to get the insects to gobble up more of the noxious, invasive weed. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers from Brandon Research Centre are in the final year of a threeyear study of beetles chowing down on leafy spurge at the Langford Community Pasture and the Elbow Community Pasture near Elbow, Sask. It’s part of a decade-long look at how well the beetles are doing at their job at these sites, said AAFC range management specialist Bev Dunlop. “The main idea is to see how we can make this more effective,” said Dunlop. The beetles were first released at the sites in the early 1990s. A decade later, researchers came by for a visit and noted spurge infestations had been knocked back by as much as 50 per cent. The decline is largely the result of plant stress inflicted in a one-two punch. Beetles lay their eggs at the base of the plant and while larvae feed on the plant’s root hairs, adults munch on its leaves. One of the things researchers have been looking at, through weekly

checks of about 60 beetle traps, is the time frame between when eggs are laid and emergence of adults. Knowing that would allow better integration with other methods of spurge control, Dunlop said. “We’re looking at a more precise management technique with the beetles with everything else,” said Dunlop. “We may have a better idea when to move the beetles so we’re not spraying at the same time we’re moving the beetles and stopping them from having the material to eat.” Researchers also want to build up beetle populations and pass more insects out to landowners in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. That’s already being done in Alberta, which is also part of a Prairie-wide study of spurge-eating beetles. “They’ve started a co-ordinated

“We’re looking at a more precise management technique with the beetles with everything else.” BEV DUNLOP

Range management specialist

Bev Dunlop, range management specialist at Brandon Research Centre speaks to a field tour with one of the beetle traps that are being used to study leafy spurge-eating beetles at the Langford Community Pasture in Manitoba. PHOTOS: SHANNON VANRAES

An economic impact assessment in 2010 estimated spurge now infests over a million acres in Manitoba, covering triple the land base it had a decade ago.

approach so that when beetles go to a particular farmer, that’s documented and monitored, and looked at in depth,” she said. Sometimes that’s literally true — as spurge roots can go down nine metres and researchers have found larvae won’t go to those depths to get a meal. This is a problem with using beetles on sandier soils. Even under ideal conditions the trade-off from using beetles instead of herbicides is that the critters take a long time to do the job. But there’s plenty of work for all. A 2010 economic impact assess-

ment by Brandon’s Rural Development Institute estimates there are now in excess of 1.2 million acres of leafy spurge in Manitoba, mostly in pastures, natural areas, hay or forage land, and roadsides. That’s triple what it was a decade ago. The report’s authors estimated the economic impact in Manitoba at $40.2 million, including direct costs based on lost grazing capacity, nearly $5 million used for chemical applications on roadsides, and another $24.1 million in indirect costs.

Government putting finishing touches on new food-safety act CFIA wants feedback on inspection changes By Alex Binkley CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR / OTTAWA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is seeking feedback on its plans to streamline food-safety inspection to put more emphasis on risk management. The agency has posted background information and directions on its website on how individuals, groups and associations can comment on the plans, first announced in the March 2011 budget. Comments have to be in by the end of July. Any changes will have to be approved by the federal cabinet, which means none are likely until next year.

Meanwhile, the government is putting the finishing touches to bills to create a new food law and amend the Food and Drugs Act to clarify the role of CFIA in safety and other food issues. This will include consolidating eight commodity inspection regimes into one to achieve “more consistent oversight and management of risk” and no longer policing labelling and efficacy issues in regard to seed and fertilizer. Proposed changes to the agency has prompted the union representing inspectors to charge that food-safety standards are being lowered, an accusation the government strenuously denies. The agency says inspection modernization will move away from complete reliance on visual checks of foods to more “verification of industry preventive control systems.”


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The equine sarcoid — treating cancer in horses Some sarcoids resolve on their own, but others require careful consideration by a vet Carol Shwetz, DVM Horse Health


he occurrence of cancer is relatively rare in horses. Of those cancers that do occur, the equine sarcoid accounts for a third of all the reported skin tumours. This tumour is unique to the horse and is highly variable in appearance and behaviour. It is a benign type of cancer that does not spread to internal organs, yet can be locally aggressive, compromising sensitive tissues. Although sarcoids are not fatal, their presence can affect a horse’s value and function. The cause of sarcoids is multifaceted with both genetic and viral components having been shown to play a role in their appearance. This tumour “flies under the radar” of the horse’s immune system so all elements which influence the horse’s immunity must be considered when addressing sarcoid development and treatment. These include, but are not limited to, nutrition, environment, stress, and emotional makeup of a horse. Sarcoids typically occur in horses, between the ages of three and six but can occur at any age. Although they can occur anywhere on the horse’s skin, they are more common on the face, especially around the eyes and mouth, the neck, groin, sheath and legs. They present themselves in many different ways. The occult sarcoid is a circular or oval, flat area of hairless, thickened skin. This form commonly occurs on the side of the head or neck. Most often this superficial tumour remains quiescent for many years and is best left untouched. It can be mistaken for ringworm. If aggravated it has the potential to develop into one of the more serious types of sarcoids. The verrucous form has a roughened grey surface, and often resembles a wart. They flake off easily and can transform into more dramatic forms of sarcoid if aggravated. The nodular form of sarcoids are freely movable tumours of variable size under the surface of the skin. These are not troublesome until they begin to ulcerate. Common sites for the nodular or verrucous sarcoids are the head, sheath, or groin. The “fleshy” or fibroblastic sarcoids look like exuberant granulation tissue, or proud flesh, and may grow slowly or rapidly. They are cauliflowerlike fleshy masses that bleed easily, smell putrid, and often have ulcerated surfaces. They prefer the leg, eyelids, and sites of previous injury. It is the most aggressive form of tumour. Sarcoids are unpredictable in all aspects of their development and treatment, and so each needs to be assessed on an individual basis. Their variable nature makes them a therapeutic challenge for both owners and veterinarians.

Sarcoids are unpredictable in all aspects of their development and treatment, and so each needs to be assessed on an individual basis.

Fibroblastic equine sarcoid on the right stifle joint.

Time is often an initial approach strategy, particularly when the sarcoid is not bothersome to the horse. If given time some equine sarcoids can spontaneously resolve. Under certain circumstances

these tumours can change, becoming unsightly, an annoyance, or interfering with sensitive tissue such as an eyelid or a joint. Whenever a treatment protocol is undertaken, sarcoid type,

behaviour, and location are considered. Patient and owner compliance, budget, and clinical experience of the veterinarian and available modalities are all equally important to the treatment method selected.

Success rates are variable with all methods of treatment. Sarcoids may reappear for all treatment options, even after apparently successful treatment. They behave similar to a weed — as long as the roots remain within the skin and the horse’s immune system is compromised, the sarcoid continues to grow. As such surgical removal may only prune the sarcoid, with its rapid and often more aggressive return in 50 per cent of the cases. As a result surgical removal or debulking is generally combined with other therapeutic methods. Cryotherapy, thermotherapy topical and intralesional chemotherapy are considerations, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Carol Shwetz is a veterinarian specializing in equine practice at Westlock, Alta.

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FDA ordered to take a harder line on antibiotics in animal feed A federal judge offered some harsh criticism of the agency’s lack of action By P.J. Huffstutter reuters


federal judge said the Food and Drug Administration had done “shockingly little” to address the human health risks of antibiotic use in animal feed and ordered the agency to reconsider two petitions seeking restrictions on the practice. The ruling, filed on June 2 in a lawsuit brought by environmental and public-health groups, is the second recent setback for the FDA amid long-standing concern that overuse of antibiotics in animal feed is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz in New York questioned the federal agency’s arguments that it would be less costly and more efficient to ask the industry to voluntarily cut back on the use of such antibiotics, rather than go through the regulatory process of revoking the approval of such drug use on farms and at feedlots. “For over 30 years, the agency has been confronted with evidence of the human health risks associated with the widespread subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in food-producing animals, and, despite a statutory mandate to ensure the safety of animal drugs, the agency has done shockingly little to address these risks,” Katz wrote. In March, Katz ordered the FDA to complete proceedings to withdraw approval for the nontherapeutic use of penicillin and tetracycline in livestock production unless makers of the drugs can produce evidence that their use is safe. The agency started the process in 1977, but never completed it. The FDA declined to comment on the latest ruling. It filed a notice of appeal last month of the March order. In his latest ruling, Katz found

“For over 30 years, the agency has been confronted with evidence of the human health risks associated with the widespread subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in food-producing animals, and, despite a statutory mandate to ensure the safety of animal drugs, the agency has done shockingly little to address these risks.” U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz

that the FDA behaved in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it dismissed two citizens’ petitions that asked the agency to consider banning farmers from using antibiotics on livestock for non-therapeutic uses. The FDA had rejected the two petitions — filed in 1999 and in 2005 — because of the time and expense to hold formal withdrawal proceedings. How many livestock farmers use such antibiotics on their animals, and how frequently the drugs are used, is unknown. An estimated 80 per cent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are for use in agriculture, according to data reported by the FDA.

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As far back as 1972, a federal scientific task force found that the use of low-level doses

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of antibiotics in animal feed favoured the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; that such bacteria had been found on meat sold to the public; and that the prevalence of such bacteria in humans had increased. Katz’s latest ruling adds fuel to an intensifying legal war over the future use of antibiotics to promote animal growth, increase feed efficiency and disease prevention on foodproducing livestock. The ruling also highlights the potential for future shifts in federal regulations over animal agriculture practices. Such changes could force beef, pork and poultry producers to buy more grain and find other ways to fatten animals prior to slaughter. Critics of antibiotics in animal feed called B:10.25”the ruling a

victory in an increasingly contentious fight. Organizations such as the Union of Concerned Scientists and the American Academy of Pediatrics argue that such farming practices endanger people who grow ill from resistant bacteria but cannot be treated with standard antibiotic therapies. “We want them to evaluate safety and effectiveness (of such practices), and we think that’s something the FDA has been avoiding,” said Avinash Kar, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. “We think they’ve caved into the industry.” The livestock industry was disappointed by Katz’s order, and said the use of such medications is necessary to prevent and treat animal health issues.

Industry officials, citing conflicting scientific research, say such practices pose little risk to public health. “The actual human health risk of the use of antibiotics in animals resulting in the inability of the drug to treat human disease is extremely small — in one instance, less than the risk of dying from a bee sting,” the Animal Health Institute, a trade group that represents pharmaceutical companies, said in a statement on June 5. The agency unveiled voluntary guidelines this past April for both drug manufacturers and livestock producers to curtail the use of antibiotics on farm animals. But Katz said that these voluntary measures are not a substitute for the FDA reviewing the petitions.

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Guelph opens horse hospital The University of Guelph celebrated the grand opening June 7 of a new specialized health-care facility for equine athletes. The Equine Sports Medicine and Reproduction Centre (ESMRC) is focused on the quality of life and performance of horses through health care, education and research. Located at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) but separate from the main hospital, the ESMRC offers the highest level of care in equine sports medicine, lameness evaluation and treatment, reproduction services and diagnostic imaging. The ESMRC provides clients with direct access to top specialists in the field, offering advanced lameness evaluation and therapies; state-of-theart diagnostic equipment for cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and other conditions that limit athletic performance; and sophisticated reproductive services such as fertility evaluation, artificial insemination and embryo transfer. “The ESMRC will serve the needs of referring veterinarians, horse owners and trainers involved in Ontario’s world-class horse racing and equestrian sectors,” said Dr. Elizabeth Stone, OVC dean. “Establishing the ESMRC also reflects the importance of horses in people’s lives and our commitment as veterinarians to advancing the health and well-being of all species. I look forward to watching the ESMRC grow and develop programs that support horses and horse owners across Ontario and beyond.”

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Study says U.S. and Canada should integrate meat rules Harmonizing regulations would render the WTO challenge moot REUTERS


he United States and Canada should integrate meat regulation and head off a dispute over meat labelling that has landed before the World Trade Organization ( WTO), a study by two research organizations said June 6. A U.S. law that took effect in 2009 requires grocers to put labels on cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and ground meat or post signs that list the origin of the meat. The WTO ruled in November that the country-of-origin labelling provision, or COOL, violated WTO rules on technical barriers to trade. The case was brought by Canada and Mexico, which have a sizable cattle and hog trade with the United States.

T h e Un i t e d S t a t e s h a s appealed the WTO’s ruling. The United States should instead move to a label identifying “Product of Canada and the U.S.A.” on beef and pork, as well as livestock raised, processed and traded between the two countries, said a joint study by Canada’s Fraser Institute and Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute. Regulatory differences for red meat are costly and unnecessary because Canada and the United States have nearly identical processing standards, according to the study. To boost trade between the countries, they should create a single regulatory area including a common inspection regime, harmonized meat grade designations and an end to border inspections, the study said.

“Regulatory co-operation would create a single red meat regime in which both Canadian and American products can be priced according to their quality and in which the origin of the animals is irrelevant,” said Alexander Moens of the Fraser Institute. “This would benefit consumers through lower prices, help keep beef and pork competitive among increasing food choices, and also make North American meat more competitive.” The United States is Canada’s top export market for beef and pork. U.S. consumer and mainline farm groups have supported the labelling requirement, saying consumers should have information to distinguish between U.S. and foreign products.

Big U.S. meat processors opposed the provision, which they said would unnecessarily boost costs and disrupt trade. In their complaint, Canada and Mexico said cattle and hog shipments to the United States declined sharply after the law took effect. Many U.S. meat-packing plants, especially those near the U.S.-Canada border, either stopped accepting Canadian livestock or bought less due to the increased costs of segregating animals by domestic and foreign origin. To be listed as U.S. origin, meat must come from animals born, raised and slaughtered in the United States. Meat from livestock raised in Mexico or Canada for slaughter in the United States must be labelled as a product of mixed origin.

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An active weather pattern continues Issued: Monday, June 11, 2012 · Covering: June 13 – June 20, 2012 Daniel Bezte Co-operator contributor


e p e n d i n g o n w h e re you are in the province, last week’s forecast was either right on the money or off by a little bit. We saw the heat until Thursday as predicted, but over the weekend some regions saw nothing but rain and thunderstorms, while other regions saw only a little bit of rain and plenty of partly cloudy skies. By the start of the week the forecasted call for a cool, blustery day panned out, just a day earlier than expected. For this forecast period it looks like the unsettled weather will continue. After the cool, wet start to the week, temperatures should warm back into the low 20s for highs by Wednesday, and these mild temperatures should last right through this forecast period. Low pressure will slowly build to our west during the week and this low will help pull up the mild air, but along with the warmer air will come increasing moisture and the chances for showers and thundershowers almost

every day. By the weekend part of this western low looks like it begins to push east, bringing a bit more cloud along with more chances for showers or thunderstorms. Next week looks like it will start off with an upper trough of low pressure sitting just to our west. This will keep temperatures fairly mild as we see a continued southerly flow along with a mix of sun and clouds. This western upper trough of low pressure looks like it will stay in place for much of next week, kicking out pieces of energy every couple of days. This will result in temperatures remaining in the low 20s for highs, with overnight lows in the low to mid-teens. It also means we’ll see partly cloudy skies on most days and will likely see the chance for the odd shower or thunderstorm just about every day. Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, 19 to 29 C; lows, 7 to 16 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


Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution (Prairie Region) April 1, 2012 to June 7, 2012

Record Dry Extremely Low (0-10) Very Low (10-20) Low (20-40) Mid-Range (40-60) High (60-80) Very High (80-90) Extremely High (90-100) Record Wet Extent of Agricultural Land Lakes and Rivers

Produced using near real-time data that has undergone initial quality control. The map may not be accurate for all regions due to data availability and data errors. Copyright © 2012 Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s National Agroclimate Information Service (NAIS). Data provided through partnership with Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and many Provincial agencies.

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This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies so far this spring compared to historical averages. After a prolonged period of dry weather it appears our wet spring weather has once again returned. A good portion of Alberta, nearly all of Saskatchewan, and western parts of Manitoba have seen very to extremely wet conditions with a few locations reporting record-wet conditions.

Severe summer weather: Wind

Straight-line winds, which form out of a thunderstorm’s downdraft can cause significant damage By Daniel Bezte CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR


ith the return of summer-like heat last week we also saw the return of severe summer weather. Plenty of thunderstorms rumbled across the Prairies, bringing examples of all of the different types of severe weather we can expect to see. There was plenty of lightning, hail, some really strong winds, heavy rains and, last but not least, a few possible tornadoes! So far this year we’ve discussed lightning and hail, which means we only have three severe weather phenomena left: heavy rain, strong winds and tornadoes. Probably the most life-threatening form of severe summer weather is strong winds. Most people associate strong thunderstorm winds with tornadoes. In reality, tornadoes only account for a very small percentage of wind damage caused by thunderstorms, but when tornadoes do occur, the damage is usually truly incredible! Before we start to discuss thunderstorm winds, I have a little bit of an issue I need to get off my back. I decided to take an

extra-long weekend and head out camping for a few days. Knowing I would be “off the grid” and not able to check out radar images and other near-real-time weather information, I checked the weather in detail before I left, then relied on good old radiobased weather forecasts. Well, I’m not sure who I should be more upset with: Environment Canada coming up with radi-

After thinking about it over the past couple of days I’ve become more and more upset with the quality of the weather forecasts put out by radio stations. Now I know I should have had a weather radio with me, but I didn’t, and to tell the truth, I’m not sure if I would have been close enough to the nearest station to pick up anything. What has got me

Falling rain pushes and pulls the air along with it, and when it hits the ground it has to spread out.

cally different forecasts every six hours, the poor weather information given out by radio stations, or myself for not being able to read the weather better. Needless to say, when it was supposed to be sunny or partly cloudy it was raining with thunderstorms, and when it was supposed to be raining with thunderstorms it was sunny to partly cloudy. All in all, it was a tough camping trip weather-wise.

upset about the radio weather reports is the fact that most radio personalities have no idea about the weather and if they simply read Environment Canada’s forecast, that would be OK (they’re not the best as it is, but I won’t go there), but instead they tend to “clip” the forecast and make it shorter, leaving out what they don’t think is important information in order to keep it short and

concise but often missing key pieces of information. OK, I feel a little better now, back to the topic of thunderstorms and wind.

Push and pull

To start our discussion about wind and thunderstorms we need to realize there are two types of destructive winds: straight-line winds and tornadoes. We will discuss tornadoes in the next issue. So let’s take a look at what causes straight-line winds and in which part of the thunderstorm we tend to find them. To understand where these straight-line winds come from you first have to remember how a thunderstorm forms. A storm forms when warm air rises, lifting tonnes of moisture into the air; this moisture then condenses and forms raindrops that eventually fall back to the ground. Now, if you have ever been near a hose spraying water, you know the spray of water pushes the air around it along with it, and the same thing happens within the thunderstorm. The falling rain pushes and pulls the air along with it, and when it hits the ground it has to spread

out. The spreading out of these downdrafts of air in a storm can create some very strong winds, especially when different downdrafts collide and merge together. Winds from these downdrafts can be as strong as 90 kilometres per hour, but are typically in the 50- to 70-km/h range. We often see this type of straight-line wind out in front of a thunderstorm and it can often be seen by the accompanying cloud wedge or roll cloud produced by these strong winds. These downdrafts can also tap into very strong winds high up in thunderstorms. Large, strong thunderstorms often have jet streaks associated with them. These are similar to jet streams in that they are rivers of fast-moving air and these jet streaks are often helping to fuel the storms. Within the thunderstorm, when a strong downdraft occurs, it can hit this jet streak and basically force it to the ground. This very fast-moving air then fans out along the ground just like a regular downdraft, only in this case, producing winds in excess of 100 km/h. It’s these straightline winds that tend to produce the most damage. Next issue: Tornadoes!


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Although more herbicide options are becoming available, farmers aren’t doing enough to delay the onset of herbicide-resistant weeds, a university agronomist says.

be possible, say, when wheat has germinated before the green foxtail. If the weather is cool and moisture adequate the wheat should be able to get ahead of the foxtail. Periodically planting perennial crops, such as forages, can reduce the need for herbicides. Intercropping, such as planting canola and peas together, can have a similar effect, Martens said. “I’m surprised that with intercropping, not more farmers are doing it,” he said. “That fills the space in the field and you have less weeds in a situation where you have more than one crop at a time.” Applying two or more herbicides with different modes of actions to weeds at the same time is seen as more effective in delaying resistance than rotating herbicides year to year, Martens said. Manitoba farmers have been fighting herbicide-tolerant weeds since the 1970s starting with Group 3, trifluralin-resistant green foxtail, followed in the 1980s with Group 1- and Group 2-resistant weeds. Glyphosate resistance is of increasing concern with the resistant kochia in southern Alberta and Canada fleabane and giant ragweed in Ontario. Twenty-one weeds globally are resistant to glyphosate. According to some weed scientists glyphosate is the world’s most important herbicide. Michael Schaad, BASF’s business manager for Eastern Canada crop protection, says glyphosate is critical for conservation tillage.

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“We need to protect that chemistry so it will be successful for a longer period of time,” he said. “We don’t want to go back to the days when the ditches are filled with dirt.” To that end BASF has two herbicides designed to be tank mixed with glyphosate. They make glyphosate work better, while reducing the changes of glyphosate resistance. One is Distinct, a pre-mix product to be applied with glyphosate. It’s designed for post-harvest and chemfallow weed control. Distinct, which was just registered, contains two active ingredients — dicamba (Group 4) and diflufenzopyr (Group 19), which is a new group to Western Canada, said Chris Vander Kant, BASF’s marketing manager for herbicides in Western Canada. “It really increases the activity of the dicamba,” he said. Heat, a Group 14, is designed to be tank mixed with glyphosate and applied before seeding most cereals and pulses, or before crop emergence or on chemfallow. Its active ingredient is saflufenacil (Kixor). “With the addition of Heat there will be a faster burn-down and it will give control of weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and actually improve the overall control you get with glyphosate as well,” Schaad said. “I think farmers have to learn there are no silver bullets out there when it comes to weed resistance.”

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armers are increasingly aware of the possibility of getting herbicide-tolerant weeds in their fields, but most aren’t doing enough to delay them, says Gary Martens, an agronomy instructor at the University of Manitoba. “Farmers have not changed their behaviour based on what they know,” he said, in reaction to an Ipsos Reid poll of 500 Canadian farmers taken in March. “I don’t think a lot of farmers have a long-term herbicide rotation plan.” Three-quarters of the farmers surveyed from Quebec to Alberta said herbicide-resistant weeds are reducing their revenues. Most (47 per cent) said the impact was small, with 20 and seven per cent saying the effect was moderate or large, respectively. Twenty-five per cent said herbicidetolerant weeds have no impact at all on their earnings. Manitoba farmers seem less worried, with just two per cent saying herbicide-tolerant weeds have a big impact on their earnings, with 16 and 59 per cent saying the impact was moderate or small, respectively. Rotating crops and herbicide groups is one strategy to delay the onset of herbicide-resistant weeds, Martens said. It looks like cutting herbicide rates is not the right approach, even though that’s the advice he used to give students, he added. New research indicates cutting herbicide rates can stress a weed, turning off the error-correction process in the plant allowing it to possibly mutate and survive the herbicide. “This is an evolutionary strategy and the herbicide can actually change the plant,” Martens said. Most herbicide resistance is believed to occur through natural selection. As weeds are repeatedly exposed to herbicides with the same “mode of action,” or way of killing, over time only weeds that are naturally resistant survive and reproduce, passing their resistance on to their progeny. Skipping a herbicide application, if appropriate, also helps to delay herbicide tolerance, he said. That might

Unusually high numbers of aster leafhoppers (ALs) numbers have been reported from North Dakota in its wheat crop, the June 7 provincial potato bulletin says. High numbers have also been noticed in wheat fields in southern and central Manitoba similar to 2007. The insects are potential vectors of aster yellows disease which can affect many crops, including wheat, canola and vegetable crops such as carrots and lettuce. They can also cause purple top disease in potatoes. Samples are being sent for testing for presence of aster yellows phytoplasma. The leafhoppers acquire the pathogen after feeding on an infected plant. The phytoplasma needs a two-week incubation within the leafhopper, before the leafhopper can vector the pathogen. The bulletin also notes that aster leafhoppers appear very similar to potato leafhoppers. Survey for potato leafhoppers has not been initiated. Producers are advised to monitor their crops for signs of feeding damage or disease.




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BASF sees strong growth tied to GMO crop traits


The company is spending 36 per cent of its research budget on plant biotech and crop protection By Carey Gillam CHICAGO / REUTERS


The monarch butterflies were simply drinking in the lilacs blooming across the province this month. PHOTO: SYLVIA MACBEAN


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lobal conglomerate BASF is rolling out a series of new plant science and plant protection products for farmers in the United States as it aims to increase its share of fastgrowing markets, executives of the German chemical giant said. South Amer ica is also a target as BASF shifts its agricultural emphasis — and millions of dollars in research and development — away from Europe to markets more accepting of the genetically modified crop technology it says will be key to food security as world population grows. The plant science division is racing to identify new genetic traits for crops and catch up with rivals that already have a strong foothold in U.S. and Latin American agriculture. Though essentially starting from zero, the unit is partnering with others in the industry and projects it can capture “gross trait sales before partner share” of $1.8 billion by 2020. “(Plant science) is still a young industry,” Peter Eckes, president of BASF Plant Science Co., told Reuters this week. “This is still a growth industry.” Eckes said the global market for genetic traits for crops was pegged at $50 billion by 2025. “Our responsibility is to grow this field,” Eckes said. “If we do, we’ll make a very meaningful contribution to BASF’s bottom line.”

Small share

BASF had 2011 sales of 74 billion euros. Roughly six per cent of that came from the agricultural solutions businesses, the smallest contribution of the various BASF operations.

B u t B A S F, w h o s e c h i e f businesses are in chemicals, plastics and oil and gas, is spending about 36 per cent of its research and development budget on plant biotechnology and crop protection. And BASF executives said they were using the company’s broad scientific base in ways that should help increase gains from both plant science and crop protection units. As part of that effort, BASF is moving the headquarters for its plant science unit from Limburgerhof, Germany, to Raleigh, North Carolina. The unit will focus on the North American, South American and Asian markets.

“Our responsibility is to grow this field. If we do, we’ll make a very meaningful contribution to BASF’s bottom line.”


President of BASF Plant Science Co.

Moving headquarters

BASF has no plans to enter the seed market, focusing on traits only. The company has tightly aligned itself with U . S . - b a s e d Mo n s a n t o Co. , the world’s largest seed company. The two are developing genetic traits to improve the yield ability and stress tolerance of key crops like corn and soybeans. In the near term, the partners are focusing on a drought-tolerant corn that is in field testing in the United States this year and due for commercial release in 2013. One of the company’s most high-profile partnerships with

Monsanto is the development of a new herbicide-tolerant cropping system that features a dicamba-based herbicide that can be sprayed over soybeans, corn, cotton and canola genetically modified to tolerate the herbicide. Soybeans will be introduced first, probably by 2014, company officials have said. BASF made its application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in April for the “Engenia” herbicide it has developed. The herbicide is effective on more than 100 annual broadleaf weeds, the company said. The project comes when Monsanto’s Roundup Ready cropping system is failing as millions of acres of farmland are overrun with weeds that have grown resistant to Roundup. Critics say the new dicamba cropping system will only make weed resistance worse in the long run by increasing the amounts of dicamba used. Dicamba has a history of volatile dispersement into the environment, and has been known to drift on to neighbouring farms and unintentionally harm crops. Critics fear that damage will rise as well. But BASF has “high confidence” the new dicamba herbicide formulation will be approved and will help farmers control weeds, said Markus Heldt, president of the crop protection division, which reported sales of 4.1 billion euros in 2011. The newly formulated herbicide has minimized volatility, Heldt said in an interview this week. “We are a responsible company,” said Heldt. “Dicamba is well known. It has been on the market 50 years. We are not playing with a chemistry that is dangerous.”

Higher prices lure farmers Statistics Canada says all-wheat plantings will rise 13 per cent By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG / REUTERS

Canadian farmers intend to plant nearly a million acres more wheat than the industry expected in the first year of an open grain market, along with a record-large canola crop, Statistics Canada reported late last month in its initial forecast of 2012 planting intentions. Drier-than-normal weather in Western Canada, stretching back to last summer, brought millions of previously flooded acres back into production this spring, lifting plantings of most major crops. All-wheat plantings may rise 13 per cent to 24.3 million acres (9.8 million hectares) from last year’s 21.5 million acres, blowing away the average trade estimate of 23.4 million acres in the first year farmers can sell

their wheat or barley to buyers other than the Canadian Wheat Board. A new Canadian law will end the wheat board’s 69-year-old marketing monopoly on western wheat and durum for export or human consumption on Aug. 1, allowing farmers to sell their next crops to any buyer, not just the CWB. Manitoba farmer Doug Chorney, who heads Keystone Agricultural Producers, said farmers’ bullishness about wheat is less about the marketing change than high prices. “I’ve been able to forward-sell my spring wheat at very good prices. Producers are fairly bullish on wheat this year,” he said. Canada is the biggest exporter of spring wheat, durum, oats and canola. Western Canada’s wheat acres, like those in the U.S.

northern Plains, are getting a boost from a dry spring after two years of severe floods, said Mike Krueger, president of the Money Farm grain-marketing advisory service near Fargo, North Dakota. “They have had big fallow acres for the previous two years because of very wet conditions. So acres did not get planted in 2010 and especially in 2011,” he said. Statistics Canada surveyed 13,432 farmers across the country between March 23 and 30. Oat plantings look to be 3.4 million acres, just as traders forecast, and compared to 3.1 million acres a year ago. StatsCan expects farmers to plant eight million acres of barley, up by nearly one-quarter from last year, and higher than trade expectations for 7.7 million acres.


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Producers urged to take part in Growing Forward consultations Province is using an online format for additional Growing Forward consultations By Shannon VanRaes CO-OPERATOR STAFF


he province of Manitoba is asking farmers and farm organizations for input into Growing Forward II, which is currently being negotiated with the federal government. “The more input Manitoba industry stakeholders provide through the consultations, the more influence they will have on the future content and direction of the next generation of Growing Forward programs,” Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn said in a news release. He went on to indicate new Growing Forward policies will build on successes of the last five years, but added that agricultural ministers from across the country believe the new program should focus on four main industry priorities, including domestic and international competitiveness, innovation, sustainability and resource infrastructure. Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute’s (PAMI) agricultural projects manager Lorne Grieger said Growing Forward has been instrumental in many of the research projects at the institution, particularly with projects focused on biofuels, biomass and the densification of agricultural residue. “It’s something that is very important to the work we do here,” he said, adding PAMI has been active in providing input to government. “We want to continue to provide what farmers are looking for,” said Grieger.


Emergency registration for Confine The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved the request by a number of provinces, including Manitoba, for an amendment to the registration of Confine, a fungicide for the suppression of late blight and pink rot in potatoes, the latest potato bulletin from Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives states. The emergency registration is in effect until Dec. 31. The use pattern that was approved is for three to five foliar applications. Confine fungicide is not recommended for use on potatoes intended for seed, as sufficient data does not exist to support this use.

However, recent cuts to the federal budget and a dour economic outlook have left Grieger with concerns about how much funding new programs will receive. He is not alone in wondering if there will be cuts. “That is very much a risk, government has already curtailed program spending within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in this spring’s budget,” said Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president Doug Chorney. “When you see things like the Cereal Research Centre being shuttered and shut down at the University of Manitoba, it worries me that we might be losing our vision for the future.” Business risk management programs, such as crop insurance and AgriStability, make up 90 per cent of what Growing Forward funds, Chorney said.

The remaining 10 per cent goes towards research. However, following years where little is paid out through business risk management programs, Chorney suggests putting additional funding into research programs. But as the province with the highest uptake on crop insurance — 86 per cent of Manitoba farmers opt into the program — maintaining and improving risk management is key, Chorney said. “The bottom line is, we feel that at the very least Growing Forward should continue to address all of the business risk management challenges that we have in agriculture,” he said, adding increased investment in research is also important. T h e K A P re p re s e n t a t i v e noted that one in eight jobs

“When you see things like the Cereal Research Centre being shuttered and shut down at the University of Manitoba, it worries me that we might be losing our vision for the future.”


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format rather than public meetings, adding this process is intended to build on in-person industry consultations that have occurred over the past two years. To take part in the online consultation, go to agriculture/growingforward/ about/gf2_questions.html.

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crop report

Crop holding its own as rainy weather continues Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives – Report for June 11, 2012 Provincial Summary:

•  Seeding progress in Manitoba is estimated to be 98 per cent complete. Some reseeding is still occurring. •  Generally, the condition of most crop types is rated as good. •  Heavy rains in some areas of Manitoba have resulted in ponding and saturated soil c o n d i t i o n s, m a i n l y i n t h e l owe r a n d p o o r l y d ra i n e d areas of the fields. •  Warmer temperatures over the past week allowed producers to make good progress on weed control operations. •  Fungicide applications in winter wheat for leaf disease control and suppression of fusarium head blight continue. •  First cut of Manitoba’s hay crop has started in Central and Interlake Regions; it is anticipated haying activity will start in the remaining regions in the coming  week. 

Southwest Region

Several thunderstorms across the Southwest Region resulted in variable precipitation with amounts ranging from 25 to 100 mm; the higher amounts were reported near the Saskatchewan border. Some producers had to reseed canola acres because of flea beetle damage.

Cutworm damage in some areas has also resulted in some reseeding. Several fields are showing areas with poor germination due to salinity; the number of acres impacted is higher when compared to previous years. Several producers started applying fungicides to winter wheat as disease pressure increases. There are reports of tan spot and septoria from several areas, as well as powd e r y m i l d e w. T h e w i n t e r wheat crop continues to have significant growth. Pastures and hay land are progressing well with most cattle moved to pasture. Producers wanting to put up high-quality feed will be monitoring their fields as first cut is close to being ready. Dugouts in the Southwest are 80 per cent to 100 per cent full after the recent rainfall.

Northwest Region

The Northwest Region received rainfall for most of the weekend with amounts ranging from 10 mm to over 100 mm. The highest rainfall was recorded in the Swan Valley and Roblin areas. Crops throughout the Northwest Region are advancing quite well. Crop yellowing is evident on some fields where water is ponding and adjacent soils are

saturated. There will be some urgency to getting some fields sprayed for weeds before the crop and weeds advance too f a r. Ap p r ox i m a t e l y 1 0 , 0 0 0 acres in the Roblin area were treated for flea beetles over the past week. There were no reports of diamondback larva activity in the region. Hay crops are in very good condition and pastures are doing well. Dugout and on-farm water supplies are adequate.  

Central Region

All areas in the Central Region received rainfall; accumulations range from 25 to 50 mm. The Starbuck area also received more rain and is very wet in most of that district. Water ponding is evident in most places and crops are showing signs of moisture stress. Winter wheat has headed out in all areas with spraying for fusarium head blight continuing. Most cereal crops range from the tillering to the stem elongation stage. Monitoring continues for leaf diseases. There are some reports of bacterial blight in oats. Wheat streak mosaic and barley yellow dwarf continue to be observed. Some tan spot and powdery mildew is evident below the canopy. All of the reseeded canola

h a s e m e rg e d a n d i s l o o k ing good. Corn development ranges from the three-leaf to six-leaf stage and has recovered well in areas that were i m p a c t e d by f ro s t . Ed i b l e beans are in the unifoliate to first trifoliate stage. Spraying in edible beans will start this week. The quality of first-cut alfalfa/grass hay crop is good with expected first-cut yield ranging from 1.25 to 1.5 tonnes/acre. The hay crop appears to be average this year with moderate to slow growth. Livestock water is adequate throughout the Central Region.

Eastern Region

Warm, sunny and generally good growing conditions predominated in the Eastern Reg i o n th ro u g h th e wee k . Over the weekend, rainfall occurred with accumulations ranging from 12 to 75 mm. Winter wheat and fall rye crops are either heading or flowering. Fungicide applications for either flag leaf protection from leaf diseases or fusarium head blight are occurring. In general, the condition of annual crops is rated as good. Across the region, 60 per cent of herbicide applications are completed.

In areas where injury from the May 30 frost event was the most severe, there were delays with herbicide applications as to allow for crop recovery. Flea beetles in canola continue to be a concern, although it is diminishing. Cutworms in sunflower, corn and canola are still being detected with some spraying occurring. The majority of hay and pasture land is rated as fair. Topsoil moisture levels are rated as adequate with drier areas still present in southern areas.

Interlake Region

Heavy rains on the weekend will cause crop damage in areas near Gimli, Petersfield and Teulon. Winter wheat is at flag leaf to heading with some fungicide application complete. Forage restoration activity is general with some seeding and tillage taking place. First-cut haying started early in the week. Hay crops have progressed well with newer stands in excellent condition while old stands are showing slow growth. Leafcutter bee incubation has started. Most producers report adequate pasture production. There are scattered reports of water supply shortfalls as dugouts are generally below average for water levels.

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Getting into the whey — A new cheese maker sets up shop Whiteshell Dairy Foods will offer locally made exotic cheese for retail and food service

Pedro Campayo stands in his Dufferin Ave. cheese factory where workers are putting finishing touches on the facility. Campayo hopes to make his first cheese around the end of June.   Photo: Shannon VanRaes



sk Pedro Campayo where he keeps his cheese recipes and he’ll point to his father, Jose Campayo. “He is the expert, he knows cheeses,” he says. Pedro Campayo comes from a cheese-making family who split their time between Spain and Venezuela before moving to Canada about a decade ago. Now the new Canadian citizen has brought his expertise to Winnipeg, where he has opened Whiteshell Dairy Foods Ltd., due to produce its first cheese at the end of this month. “Finding customers has been the easy part,” Campayo said. “We are going to be making cheeses you can’t find here.” Edam, Gouda, Parmesan, several kinds of mozzarella, pecorino, manchego, feta, Provolone and queso blanco will all be produced in the Dufferin Ave. facility, some of which is manufactured nowhere else in Canada. Although there have been many bumps in the road, like convincing inspectors copper vessels are needed to make Parmesan and explaining specialized equipment imported from Europe, Campayo said the dairy processor is now on the home stretch. But the road to opening the processor wasn’t a short one. Trained as an electrical engineer, Campayo didn't intend to enter the cheese business, but after working in the Venezuelan oilfields and running a Fiat plant in Spain, the entrepreneur decided it was time to try something new. “I wanted to go somewhere cold, and when I

asked people, they said go to Winnipeg,” he said, adding instability and crime in Venezuela was also a factor in the decision to move. However, getting work in his field proved difficult in Canada and after a brief return to Spain he took a job as a technician in the food science department at the University of Manitoba. It was that job that allowed him to hone his cheesemaking skills and eventually teach certificate courses in pasteurization and cheese making. In 2006, he started planning for Whiteshell Dairy. “Milk is milk around the world. The only difference between a Canadian cow and a cow in Italy, is that the cow in Italy knows Italian... maybe,” Campayo said, laughing. “So why can’t we make a very good product here, especially when we have all of the knowledge and all the equipment?” Campayo’s family owned cheese companies for 40 years in Venezuela, controlling about 25 per cent of the market. It was in those factories that the entrepreneur learned the cheese business. “I went to school for engineering, but your family's work can be very strong, and I went that way instead,” he said. His family’s backing has also helped him finance Whiteshell Dairy Foods, which has required an investment of more than $5 million to get off the ground. Campayo said as a new immigrant financial backing from traditional institutions could not be secured. But the Manitoba booster has not been deterred, but has instead remained steadfast in the knowledge he is offering a unique product. Unlike cheeses that are shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to get to grocery shelves,

“ Why can’t we make a very good product here, especially when we have all of the knowledge and all the equipment?” Pedro Campayo

Campayo points out his cheeses can be on your plate in 24 hours, cheeses like the un-aged and fresh queso blanco. He plans to have a small retail store at the processing plant, and will also sell to retailers and restaurants across Canada. “Winnipeg is right in the centre, and that is very good,” he said, adding regional cheese makers tend to focus on cheddar, so there will be little direct competition for his products locally. David Wiens, chairman of the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba (DFM), said having a new dairy processor open in the province is a real positive. “It’s very good to have another cheese processor located in Manitoba, and it will definitely boost Manitoba’s profile when it comes to cheese makers,” he said. “Especially as they are making some really unique cheeses there.” Wiens and other DFM members toured the plant early this year. The 34,000-square-foot facility will have about 25 employees once it’s running at full capacity and can process up to 7,500 litres of milk a day.


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Country Ribs with Waldorf Gravy Here’s something special for an early-summer supper. Walnuts, apple, celery and California raisins add spiced flavours to these country-style ribs.

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end cookies to camp — but none with raisins, please! That’s a recent plea to those baking for the soon-to-arrive young campers at Rock Lake United Church Camp near Crystal City this summer. All cookies disappear in an instant out there, but apparently not the ones with raisins. What is it with kids and raisins anyway? This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of kids turning their noses up at them. Nor is it Susan Watson’s, the Winnipeg registered dietitian I called to ask about it last week. She told me she’s heard a fair share of stories about kids picking the raisins out of bread, etc. too. It tends not to be the taste of raisins that puts some kids off, said the dietitian. It’s the texture. “They’re sweet,” she says, adding that kids who won’t eat raisins usually do like grapes and grape juice. “But kids’ preferences for food are dependent on many things and not just taste.” It’s too bad raisins get passed over for some of the other stuff kids do go for, the dietitian notes, pointing out that a half-cup of raisins is a full serving of fruit, and a naturally sweet and far healthier snack for kids than so many other types of fat-, sugar- and salt-laden snacks. There’s another raisin, er, reason, why parents might want to give their kids a raisin snack. New research recently announced at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting in Vancouver looking at after-school snacking and feelings of fullness among eight- to 11-year-olds, found those eating raisins as a snack felt full sooner and stopped snacking earlier, resulting in fewer calories consumed, than those noshing on things like chips, cookies or even grapes. Do your kids like raisins? Here’s a few recipes including one for a kid-friendly cookie/snack that just might even pass muster around a Rock Lake campfire next month.

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Raisin Peanut Butter Balls 2 c. toasted oat cereal with honey and almonds 3 c. California raisins 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. corn syrup 1/4 c. reduced-fat peanut butter

In large bowl, combine cereal and raisins. Combine sugar and corn syrup in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Pour over cereal and raisin mixture; mix well. Lightly spray fingers with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop out about 1/3 cup mixture; press into ball. Place on waxed paper. Repeat until all mixture is used. Cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Yields: 10 balls Nutrition Facts Per (1 ball) Serving

Calories 180 (13 per cent from fat); Total Fat 2 g (mono 2 g, poly 1 g); Protein 3 g; Carbohydrate 37 g; (Dietary Fibre 2 g); Iron 2 mg; Sodium 105 mg; Calcium 16 mg. Source: California Raisin Marketing Board

California Gold Bars Raisin-studded gold bars for a quick treat. 2 c. California golden raisins, chopped 1/4 c. sugar 1 tbsp. cornstarch 1 c. water 1/2 c. butter or margarine 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar 1-1/2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1-1/2 c. quick oats, uncooked 1 tbsp. water Cinnamon Icing: 1 c. sifted powdered sugar 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1-1/2 tbsp. milk

Combine raisins, sugar, cornstarch and water in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until thickened. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, cream butter and sugar. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Add oats and one tablespoon water. Mix until crumbly. Firmly press half of mixture into greased 13×9-inch pan. Spread with raisin filling. Pat on remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

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For icing, mix sifted powdered sugar with cinnamon. Stir in milk until consistency for drizzling. Drizzle on bars. Yields: 30 bars Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 150 (21 per cent from fat); Total Fat 3 g (sat 2 g, mono 1 g, poly 0 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Protein 2 g; Carbohydrate 28 g; (Dietary Fibre 1 g); Sodium 95 mg; Calcium 16 mg.

4 lbs. country-style pork ribs, trimmed of excess fat 1 tbsp. cooking oil 3/4 c. chopped onion 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of celery soup 1/3 c. frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 small bay leaf 1 c. chopped apple 1/2 c. chopped celery 1-1/2 c. California raisins 1/4 c. half-and-half 1/4 c. chopped walnuts; for garnish

In a large skillet, brown ribs on all sides in hot oil. Remove ribs from skillet, reserving one tablespoon drippings. Cook onion in drippings until tender but not brown. Add soup, apple juice concentrate, poultry seasoning, cinnamon and bay leaf. Return ribs to skillet. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes. Add apple, celery and raisins. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes more. Stir in half-andhalf, heat through. Remove bay leaf. Turn into serving bowl and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve with hot cooked rice. Serves: 12 (3 to 4 ribs per serving) Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 370 (41 per cent from fat); Total Fat 17 g(sat 5 g, mono 7 g, poly 3 g); Cholesterol 100 mg; Protein 31 g; Carbohydrate 23 g; (Dietary Fibre 2 g); Iron 3 mg; Sodium 310 mg; Calcium 64 mg. Source: California Raisin Marketing Board

Golden Raisin and Lentil Salad A hearty and tasty salad — whip it up in a hurry, then eat at leisure. Salad ingredients: 1-1/2 c. water 1 c. red lentils 1 c. California golden raisins 1/4 c. chopped red bell peppers 1/4 c. sliced green onions 1/2 c. chopped, toasted pecans To make Dressing: 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp. salt Freshly ground pepper; to taste

Combine water and lentils in a large microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for five minutes. Let stand for five minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain well; transfer to a medium-size salad bowl with raisins, bell pepper and green onions. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl; drizzle over lentils and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in pecans just before serving. Prep. time: 15 min. Cook time: 5 min. Serves: 8 Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 100 (12 per cent from fat); Total Fat 1 g (mono 1 g, poly 0 g); Protein 3 g; Carbohydrate 22 g; (Dietary Fibre 3 g); Iron 1 mg; Sodium 25 mg; Calcium 31 mg. Source: California Raisin Marketing Board


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he wedding will be small,” said Brady, “and the reception will be elegant, but the party afterwards will be epic!” Brady’s parents, Andrew and Rose Jackson, smiled at Brady’s obvious enthusiasm. Brady’s sister Jennifer laughed out loud. “I can’t believe you’re so excited Brady,” she said. “Heck, when Randy got married we practically needed a team of horses to drag you to the wedding.” Brady grinned. “True,” he said, “but you have to admit that wedding was kind of lame.” He looked at his fiancée Amanda who was sitting in the chair next to his, curling and uncurling her toes in the soft green grass of the Jackson’s lawn. “There’s going to be nothing lame about our wedding! Am I right darling?” Amanda smiled, obviously pleased. “Whatever you say honey,” she said. “Except for the groom,” said Jennifer. “The groom will be a little lame I expect. In his tacky white tuxedo and whatnot.” Brady snorted. “White tuxedo my eye,” he said. “I guarantee you I will not be wearing a white tuxedo at my wedding. I will be wearing a formal black tuxedo all the way… going for that Daniel Craig in ‘Casino Royale’ kind of vibe.” Jennifer laughed again “Good luck with that,” she said. “I picture you with more of an Adam Sandler in ‘The Wedding Singer’ kind of vibe.” “Maybe by the end of the party,” said Brady. “But for the wedding and the reception, I will be as classy and cool as it’s possible for a bodyrepair technician to be.” “Way to set the bar low,” said Jennifer. Brady grinned at her. “You better be nice to me,” he said. “I just might show up at YOUR wedding wearing a purple tuxedo with a white ruffled shirt and two-toned platform shoes. And maybe I’ll get up and give a spontaneous toast to the bride!” “That’s if you’re even invited to my wedding,” said Jennifer, “which is a bit of a long shot in and of itself.” “Ha!” Brady scoffed. “If you want to keep me away from your wedding you’ll have to think of something a lot more effective than not inviting me!”



“The last time I checked,” said Rose, “Jennifer was not in a long-term permanent relationship and did not appear to be heading in the direction of marriage any time soon since she would still need permission from me, which she would not get, even over my dead body. So stop arguing about nothing.” Brady gave Jennifer a wink. “So Ernesto hasn’t proposed yet?” he said. “His name is Fernando,” said Jennifer. “And no he hasn’t proposed, because he’s only 18 and I’m only 17. Plus he’s Spanish and he’s Catholic and they do things differently. So I’m

not expecting a proposal before he heads back to Argentina.” “Ah, but, nobody expects a Spanish proposition,” said Andrew. Brady laughed aloud and held up his hand with the thumb and index finger pressed together, “Ding,” he said, shaking an imaginary bell. “Dad’s first Monty Python reference of the day. Not your best work Dad,” he added. “I don’t get it,” said Amanda. “Good for you dear,” said Rose. “That proves your soul hasn’t been completely sucked into the Jackson family vortex as yet.” She paused. “So while we’re at it,” she continued, “take me through it. The ceremony, the reception, the party et cetera.” She paused again. “On second thought, leave out the et cetera.” Brady and Amanda looked at each other. “Go ahead,” said Amanda. “Church ceremony,” said Brady. “Quite traditional. Love, honour, till death do us part and all that. We’re leaving out the bit about obeying because so far we haven’t been able to agree who’s the boss. Then an outdoor reception. Big white tent in case it rains. Catered by the Ukrainian ladies auxiliary that Amanda’s mom used to be part of. Home-cooked chicken and perogies and cabbage rolls and mashed potatoes and gravy. And a traditional three-tiered wedding cake with an edible 1985 Firebird on top, complete with the screaming chicken on the hood.” He paused. “The cake’s gonna be awesome,” he said. “And then the party,” he added. “At the community hall. With a live band, because Amanda’s oldest friend just happens to be in one. The band’s called Perma Frothed and they rock. Which is what we’re going to do, till we’re too tired to move. And then,” he concluded, “et cetera.” There was a moment of silence. “Sounds pretty epic to me,” said Jennifer. “It will be,” said Brady. “Too bad you’re not invited.” “You mean too bad Amanda already asked me to be a bridesmaid,” said Jennifer, “so who needs an invitation?” “It’s going to be a lot of work,” said Rose. There was another silence. Nobody moved. “Tomorrow,” said Brady. “We’ll start tomorrow.”

MOSQUITO PLANT — fact or myth? Does citronella really repel the pests?



Citronella should be grown in a fairly heavy container so the plant doesn’t get top heavy and fall over. PHOTO: ALBERT PARSONS

e have all heard the term “urban myth” a term that describes stories and supposed occurrences that never really happened and are not true, although they are widely believed to have happened or be true. Maybe we should coin a new phrase, “garden myth,” to encompass some of the things that gardeners believe even though scientific evidence seems to prove them wrong. One of the myths that I have encountered is the belief that the plant commonly called “citronella” repels mosquitoes and that planting a couple of these plants on your patio will enable you to sit out during mosquito season without being bothered by them. There is no scientific basis for this belief. In fact, the common citronella plant, Pelargonium citrosum, is not even the source plant for citronella oil that is used in mosquito-repellent products. It does have a few of the same essential oils, but not enough, it seems, to make it the insect repellent that it is claimed to be. Scientific studies continue to find that

mosquitoes are not repelled by the plant and in many studies mosquitoes seem to land without trepidation on the very plants they are supposed to be avoiding. Even though citronella is not the mosquito repellent it is cracked up to be, it is still a useful plant in the outdoor garden and can be a solid performer as an indoor foliage plant as well. It is a large, bushy plant that can be used as a specimen foliage plant or it can be included in a large outdoor container or be included in a plant grouping in the interior landscape. The deep veining of the leaves gives them a rough texture while the leaves themselves are sturdy and attractive. Citronella has a strong medicinal aroma when the leaves are rubbed or crushed, but when the plant is undisturbed the scent is faint and quite pleasant. It likes at least six hours of direct sun a day, so in the interior landscape it will be happiest in front of a sunny window or located in a sunroom. In the outdoor garden, a full-sun location will suit it although it will tolerate some shade. It is generally pest free, although one year for some reason, I did have an infestation

of white fly on my citronella during the winter. Since then I am vigilant and check the undersides of the leaves occasionally, and brush against the foliage from time to time that will allow me to spy any lurking pests. A loose, well-draining planting medium should be used in a container that has good drainage. Using a fairly large and heavy container will ensure that the plant does not get top heavy and fall over as citronella can get nearly two metres in height if not pruned. Cutting back the top stems will cause the plant to bush out and not grow as tall. Citronella does bloom, producing small lavender blooms that are quite dainty and pretty, which is a contrast to the rest of the plant that tends to be rather coarse and large. The plant, however, is grown mainly for its foliage. Even if they do not keep the mosquitoes in your outdoor garden at bay, you might still find a use for a couple of citronella plants in your garden. You may even want to keep believing in its mythical powers! Albert Parsons writes from Minnedosa, Man.


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Discoloured counters? Paint on denim? Read on for solutions to these problems Reena Nerbas Household Solutions

Hello Reena, I would like to thank you for all your work in helping us live green! I have read a tip on getting rid of ladybugs. Where I live everyone encourages them in their gardens to eat aphids. I have always known ladybugs to be beneficial insects. What do you think? — Rose Dear Rose, Ladybugs got their name in the Middle Ages during a terrible aphid infestation. Farmers gathered together to pray to the Virgin Mary for help. Shortly thereafter, ladybugs arrived and began eating the aphids and the crops were saved. The farmers named the little red beetles ladybugs, after the Virgin Mary who they believed had sent the insects as an answer to their prayers. Just like ants, ladybugs are extremely beneficial to gardeners. Ladybugs eat huge amounts of aphids and therefore, as outside creatures, they are definitely a welcome addition. On the other hand, indoor ladybugs are another story. I have received many letters from people whose houses are infested and overridden with thousands of ladybugs. They don’t know how to get the problem under control as ladybugs are taking over their homes. Hi Reena, My daughter left her hair straightener on our new marble bathroom counter in the basement, and it has discoloured the counter. Is there any way to remove

the “stain?” Also, which bookstores stock your book? I thoroughly enjoy your column and want to check out your books. Thanks for your time. — Brenda Hi Brenda, Are you sure that you are dealing with real marble or could it be cultured marble? If you have cultured marble, the damage may be permanent. You may find someone who can sand it down and reapply a protective coating, but it almost certainly won’t match the rest. If you have real marble, then you’ll need to hire a marble restoration professional to sand/grind away the damaged stone, rehone and repolish the area to match the rest of your countertop. Whether you are dealing with real or artificial marble, you can attempt the following suggestions, but remember to test everything on an inconspicuous area first. For do-it-yourself repair, apply either non-bleach toothpaste or a paste of baking soda and water onto the stain. Leave for at least three hours and wipe. Or use three per cent hydrogen peroxide and cover it with a white paper towel and plastic wrap. Tape the sides of the plastic onto the counter to create a poultice which may draw out the burn mark. Some people use 35 per cent hydrogen peroxide for this challenge but the concentration is quite high which makes this much more risky than three per cent. If the mark remains, you may be able to hide the burn mark by applying bathtub paint over the area. In any case it would be best to call in the professionals as you don’t want to accentuate or enlarge the mark. It is difficult to find my books in stores; they are available at household by calling 204-320-2757.

Gardeners beware!

Hi Reena, I am helping my daughter and sonin-law paint their new house. Before I changed into my paint clothes, I got white paint on my denim skirt. Can you please tell me what to use to get paint out? I really appreciate your help regarding this. — Thanks, Vickie Vickie, Since the paint is more than six hours old, you will need to take aggressive action. In a ventilated area, soak the stain in methyl hydrate (found at your local hardware store). Test on an inconspicuous area first. Leave for 24 hours and scrub. Next, soak the skirt in dish soap and water, rinse and wash as normal. Feedback from reader: I was reading your column about a lady who had a burnt pot. I just had a pot with burnt relish containing sugar. I tried several different things to clean it but no luck. Then I bought a can of oven cleaner and sprayed the pot. I left it overnight and it came shiny clean. Just thought this sounded like an easier solution than boiling washing soda and sandpaper. — Gaylene

Fabulous pie tips of the week: • Before you bake your next hot apple pie, prevent apples from shrinking. Cook the apples slowly first over low heat for 15 minutes. Add sugar to the apple slices; doing this will extract some of the juices and make the crust less soggy. Choose more than one variety of apples so that some are sweet and some are tart. • Homemade pie crust that is too soft should be wrapped in plastic and stored in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Add flour as needed. • If your pie looks cooked but the filling is underdone, loosely wrap it in foil and return it to the oven to cook through. Taken from, Household Solutions with Kitchen Secrets.


resenting Home Sweet Home workshops across Canada. If you would like me to visit your area and present an all-day workshop, please call 204-320-2757 or email: household I enjoy your questions and tips, keep them coming! Check out my website:

Reena Nerbas is a highly popular professional speaker and author of the national bestselling series, Household Solutions 1 with Substitutions, Household Solutions 2 with Kitchen Secrets and Household Solutions 3 with Green Alternatives.

Father’s Day Memories

Those innocent-looking vegetables may be up to no good

F is for Faithful through good times and bad A is for Always your own loving dad T for the Talents he’s eager to share H for his Heart filled with faith, hope and prayer E for Each day you are blessed with his love R to Remember our Father above. Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there. — Eva Krawchuk, Winnipeg



Did you realize those veggies you plant are a scary lot? Don’t mess with those bad-tempered radishes, for instance. They can get pretty hot. The cabbage heads are so dense there’s no way you can smarten them up. Nor can you subdue those egotistical muscle men of the garden, the onions — they are that strong. The cucumbers, on the other hand, are an unkempt bunch, seedy as they are. About the only vegetables you dare trust

are the ones in that modest row over there. Whenever you pay attention to them they blush — as red as a beet. Other than that, you better not gossip in the corn patch with all those ears listening. The potatoes are inclined to eye your every move, while that bunch of celery is very apt to stalk you while you’re not looking. And when you leave the garden, make sure the gate is closed. The lettuce, you know. It’s inclined to bolt. Alma Barkman writes from Winnipeg

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland

ANNOUNCEMENTS IH COLLECTORS OF WESTERN Canada present our 2012 show at the Western Development Mu seum in Yorkton SK, August 4th & 5th, 2012. Featuring L, R, S trucks & lettered series tractors. Member meeting & banquet, Derald Marin (306)869-2262.



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ANTIQUES Antiques For Sale 1901 EATONS CATALOGUE, SEARS 1923-1900 tins, best offers; 100-yr old baler; 73 Pontiac, 82 Bronco, $1200 ea; 2 horse rubber tired show wagon, $950; Implement wheels; Avon bottles; Motor home, $1850; $1 & $2 dollar bills; 5000 hub caps, car & truck. Selkirk, (204)482-7251. 1956 IHC 1/2-TON; 1952 W4 tractor; 4-ft. Ford roto tiller w/3-PTH. Phone (204)855-2212.

1996 Caterpillar 85C Challenger

1997 Case ih ConCorD 36 Ft w/2300

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1996 Conserva pak Cp3912 40 Ft w/harmon 3100

FOR SALE: 1919 10-18 Case tractor. It was recently painted. In parade condition. It is shedded in rural MB. Asking $20,000 OBO. Eleanor Loewen (204)256-2170. MULVEY FLEA MARKET, Manitoba’s Largest year-round indoor flea market, weekends 10-5. Collectables, Antiques & More. Lots of great stuff new & old. Fun place to shop. Osborne @ Mulvey Ave. E. Wpg. 204-478-1217. Visa, MasterCard, Interac accepted. Visit us online at

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From hamiota, mB, go 5.6 km (3.5 miles) east on grid 469 (route 80), then 0.25 miles south.

1929 CHEVY 1-TON TRUCK; No 4 & No 5 JD mowers; Railroad Motor cars; Stationary engines 1.5 to 20-HP; 2 to 6 cyl magnetos; 224 Case garden tractor needs hyd pump w/40-in. rototiller & mower deck; 9N Ford tractor; Horse dump rake; 1, 2, 4 Cyl air cooled motors; 1960’s gasoline bowser. Phone (204)757-2091.


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720 JD 1964 GAS Engine Tractor, good rubber, no rust, good running condition. Asking $4500. Call Haywood, (204)379-2613 or cell (204)745-8775.


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ROY & SONIA GREGORY Collectible Auction Sale Sunday, June 17th 10:00AM Brandon, MB - approx. 5-kms West of 18th on Grand Valley Road. Signs posted. Vehicles: 1959 Edsel Ranger 4-DR Sedan, 362 automatic, restored, showing 29,437-miles; 1965 Pontiac Parisienne 4-DR Hardtop, 307 V8, 2 speed automatic, PS, PB, fender skirts, spinners on front discs, original interior, showing 26,635-miles, (Reserve of $5000.00 on each vehicle). Furniture, Appliances & Household: Washer; Dryer; Fridge; Table w/6 Chairs; Wood Chairs; Rocker; Microwave; Usual Small Appliances, Dishes & Household. Antiques & Collectibles: Berlin Organ; Victrola Gramophone, VG, working; Wood Beer Parlor Table from Oak River Hotel; Ice Cream Parlour Chair; (2) Singer Treadle Sewing Machines; D Tables; (2) Magazine Racks; Oak Commode Stool; 5 Band Westinghouse Radio, needs a filter; Very Old Manitoba Brewing & Malt Co. Wpg. Wood Beer Keg w/metal rings; Approx 50 Crocks & Crock Jugs, Medalta, Redwing & Crown, 1/2-gal. to 5-gal.; 3-gal. Medalta Churn w/lid; 4-gal. Redwing Churn, w/ear handles, no lid; Cheese Boxes; Washboards; Sad Irons; Coleman Steam Iron; Early Electric Laundry Iron; (8) Alladin Gas Lamps; Kerosene Lamps; (3) Scales; Potti Chairs; Cast Iron Kettle & Pots; Collectible Bottles; Teacher’s Bell from Kenton Cons. School; Cow Bells; Roll of Waxed Wrapping Paper w/printing Hamiota Bakery, Phone #3, Hamiota, MB; Pipe Racks, Flat 50’s; 12v. Sportamatic Transistor Beach Radio; plus much more. Tools & Collectible Items: Beaver Drill Press; Rockwell Tabletop Drill Press; (2) Air Compressors; Garden Tiller; Grass Sweeper; Approx 2-doz. Collectible Car Radios (1967 & older); Seat Covers for Collectible Cars; McCormick Deering Pottery Item; Reamer for Spiggot Hole; Stable Lanterns; Chain Saws; B&D Circular Saw; Beaver 9-in Table Saw; Pressure Pump; JD Garden Tractor Tire Chains; Ladders; Truck Tool Box; Railroad Jack; Floor Jacks; Logging Chains; Quantity of Golf Balls; Organizers w/contents; Usual Power, Hand & Garden Tools; Garden Tools, and tons more. Auctioneer’s Note: There will be 2-ring selling starting at 10:00AM. Check website for updates & photos or call for info. Owners:(204)728-0289 or cell (204)761-8951. Hudson Auction Service Hamiota, MB. (204)764-2447. Cells: Ken (204)764-0288, Shirley (204)764-0173.

DAVID DUERKSEN, formerly Killarney, MB Outstanding Lifetime Collection of Over 500 Die Cast Farm Toys [Many Ertl Toys] Complete Dispersal Auction Sat., June 16th, 10:00am In Killarney Shamrock Centre. Features: Many makes Tractors, Farm Implements, Collector Cars & trucks, Farm Related Replicas Plus Much More- many in original boxes. One of largest collection we have ever sold. Info contact: David Duerksen (604)852-9082. See website for pictures Murray Rankin Auctions Killarney, MB. (204)534-7401. Ross Taylor Auction Service Reston, MB. (204)877-3834

ritchie Bros. territory manager – Daryl martin: 306.421.5066 Toll Free: 1.800.491.4494

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland

St. Pierre


Morris Winkler Morden




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Red River

AUCTION SALES AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland MEYERS AUCTION for Connie Pettitt & Consignors, 10:00am, Sun., June 24th, Arden MB. An-tiques: Collectable Coins & Paper Money; Chalet Glass; Celebrity Pictures; Dressers; China & Glass-ware; Stoneware Crocks; Household Furniture: 2) Ultramatic Adjustable Beds; Round Pedestal Table & Chairs; Floral Couch Set; Swivel Rockers; Tools; Push Mowers & Weed Eaters; COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT: Hobart 20 qt Dough Mixer; Hobart Meat Grinder Mixer; Hobart Band Saw; Pasta Maker; Meat Smoker. Meyers Auctions & Appraisals, Arden, MB, (204)368-2333. This is a partial list only. Full list & pictures

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland


AUCTION SERVICE FARm EqUIpmENT AUCTION VIOLA GALLINGER Carlyle,SK TueSday June 19Th, 2012 aT 10 am CST Sale includeS: • David Brown 1210 w/ 3 pth & Ezee-on loader • Case 1070 power shift • Case 1070 standard w/ Case loader • Case-oMatic 830 • Case 400 diesel • VA Case (for parts) • Case LA (for restoration) • 2003 Duncan 24’ tandem gooseneck stock trailer w/ 2 divider gates • BobCo tandem 5th wheel flat deck trailer • NH 1033 sq. bale picker • New Idea 4855 round baler • Hesston 4590 Inline sq. baler (needs bearings) • Flexi-coil trailer type post pounder • Hesston 1014 hydro swing • Ford F250 ¾ ton 4 spd. 6 cylinder • Ford F 600 w/ wood box & hoist • Degelamn 3 batt ground drive rock picker • Co-op squeeze chute w/ manual head gate • 3 – 10’ sections High Hog alley • Large quantity of corral panels • Plus other equipment and shop related For inFormation call mrS. GallinGer 306-453-2843

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman


AUCTION SERVICE FARm EqUIpmENT AUCTION GORdON & JOYCE REA Deloraine,MB WeDnesDay June 27th, 2012 at 10 aM Cst Sale includeS: * 2003 JD 6420 MFD w/ JD 640 loader, bucket & grapple, joy stick, IVT trans., 18.4 x 38 rear, 14.9 x 24 front, 3 pth, 5460 hours. * 2003 JD 5205 MFD w/ JD 521 loader w/ new bucket, Sync Reverser trans., 3 pth, 540, 2 remotes, 16.9 x 28 rear, 9.5 x 24 front, roll bar, 899 original hours. * 1988 Versatile 846 w/ 20.8 x 38 good clamp-on duals, power shift, 1000 pto, 4 remotes & return line, 5530 hours. * Case 930 diesel w/ hand clutch * JD LA 165 lawn tractor w/ 24 hp B & S, hydro, 48” deck, 8 hours. * 1991 JD 9500 w/ JD 912 pickup header, approx. 4500 hours (Very Good) * JD 930 - 30’ straight header w/ batt reel & trailer * Case IH 8230 30’ hyd. fold pto swather w/ batt reel * Rem 552 grain vac 540 shaft * 1981 Ford 600 w/ 16’ Cancade box ,roll tarp, 13,900 km’s showing (Saftied) * 2002 Duncan 5th wheel stock trailer w/ tandem axle, 7’ x 20’ x 84” w/ divider gate, 16” tandems (Saftied) * 1996 Duncan 30’ tandem dual 5th wheel flat deck trailer w/ Beaver tails & ramps (Saftied) * Hutch Master tandem disc (needs repair) * Blanchard 33’ folding packer bar * Bergen 6000 – 65’ heavy harrow * Flexi-coil 800 cultivator w/ air package w/ 350lb. Trip. Sells w/ 1610 air tank * IHC 5600 27’ DT w/ 3 bar Summers harrows * IHC 42’ vibra chisel * Hesston 4600 inline square baler * 2004 JD 567 round baler w/ hyd. pickup, approx. 6000 bales done. * 1993 Suzuki Carrier 4 x 4 – 4 way lock ups, rear hitch, 79,690 km’s # DBSIT * NH 357 mixmill * Hi-Qual squeeze chute w/ palp cage * Large horse chute * 12 – 30’ free standing pipe panels * Ezee-Way 4 bale feeder w/ wheels & hitch * Large steel self feeder * Approx. 310 big square hay bales * 45 round bales * large quantity of big square straw bales * some small square hay bales * Farm King 82” 3 pth roto tiller * Allied 3 pth snowblower * Farm King 7’ 3 pth finishing mower * ILCHUK 3 pth tree mover * 3 sets fancy heavy horse harness * 1 set of pulling harness * halters * vet supplies * Plus lots of other equipment, livestock supplies & equipment. * Full line of shop equipment and shop tools * 2011 Maytag front load washer and dryer * Plus much more For inFormation call Gordon 204-534-2973

PLUMAS, MB. - WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2012 10:00 AM Ross Taylor Auction Service 204-877-3834 For full listing and photos www.

DIRECTIONS: From Plumas, MB (Jct of Hwys #260 & #265) West of Plumas, MB 4kms on Hwy #265 to sale site on north side of road. Lunch Served by Local Curling Club FOR COMPLETE LIST WITH PICTURES VISIT TRACTORS: * 2007 Mac CH Rawhide One Owner w/13Spd, 489 Mac Engine, 4 way lock ups, 1800 Watt Inverter, Webasto Bunk and Engine Heater * 2000 International 9900I New Complete In-Frame 525HP N14 in Late 2010, New Eaton 18Spd Transmission, 46,000lb Rockwell 4:11 Differentials, 3 way lockup, 75% 24” Tires, 72” Bunk * 2001 Kenworth T2000 * NEW Complete In-Frame (all receipts available) 475HP ISX Engine, Eaton 13Spd Trans, 75% on 24” Tires, Eaton 44,000lb 3:70 Differentials, 3 way lockup * 1999 Eagle 13 Speed Eaton 475 Cat Engine, 3406 E engine, full locker, 390 Rockwell w/ new wet kit (Just installed never used) * 1992 International Grain Truck, Allison Automatic trans, 466 diesel engine, Air ride Axle, 20’ box with hoist A/C, Safetied * International Diesel Tandem, runs great, NO TOD * 1998 F150 2wd short box Extended V6 engine, As is * 2007 Chevy 2500 HD, New Safety, Warranty, 4x4 Ext Cab short box, 225 kms showing, Very Clean TRAILERS: * 2012 Doepker Super B Grain Trailer 24.5” Tires, Like New Condition * 2009 32’ Norbert Tandem Axle Flat Deck Trailer Beavertail and Ramps 90% on 16” Tires * 2007 Load-King Prestige Super Bee Grain Trailers 75% on 24.5” Tires * 1987 Trailmobile 36’ Tri-Axle End Dump, Gravel Trailer, New Safety, All New Brakes, New Tarp, Good Tires 11R22.5” * 2009 10ft Tilt-Deck Prism Flat Deck Utility Trailer * Car Hauler 7000lb Axles, 5000lb Electric Winch, Hydraulic Tilt Deck New Paint New Tires, s/n Homemade 2002, 16’8” Working Deck * Tandem Homemade Trailer Converter INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT: * Fiat 545-B wheel loader, Complete with Bucket, Grapple Hook, and Forks, approx 2 ½ yd bucket, 20.5 – 25 tires, Rebuilt Engine (3 Years ago), Rebuilt Trans Pump (last Year) * John Deere 310 Backhoe * Clarke Propane Forklift, 2 stage lift * Toromaster Forklift, 2 stage lift * 2003 John Deere 250 Skid Steer Bucket, Plow and Fork Attachments OTHER EQUIPMENT: * Farm King 620 PTO Mower 3-Point Hitch * Pull-Behind Electric Fertilizer/Herbicide Sprayer, 75 gal tank, 8’ Boom tow behind ATV ATV’S, LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT: * 2000 Skidoo Grand Touring Rotax 0 Miles on Rebuilt Engine Sled has 9600kms * 1999 Artic Cat 500 ATV, 4X4, Winch Runs and Drives Great * 2011 27HP 60” Swisher Zero Turn Mower * 2007 27HP 60” Swisher Zero Turn Mower * 8HP Sno-Power 8/26 Snow blower * JD Z520A Estate Series 60” iron deck, 27 HP, great shape * 52” Drive on Quadivater Mower * Yard Man 50” cut, 2001 * Club Car Golf Cart * Crown Isle golf Cart SHOP EQUIPMENT & PARTS: * Hydraulic Drive-On Hoist w/ Built-In Snap-On 6000lb Scissor Hoist * 8000 lb 2 Post Hoist * Large Assortment of Semi Parts – Lights, Filters, Starters, etc * Farmcrest AC 220V Arc Welder SEMI TRUCK PARTS: * 2 sets of Filters for FLD Chrome Breathers * FLD 112 radiator (Series 60) * FLD 120 Steering Box * FLD 120 Fuel Tanks 100 Gallon + 120 Gallon * Assortment of Freightliner Steering Axles * 3 Rear Differentials Eaton 3.90, 2 Unknown Eaton * Detroit Series 60 500HP Injectors (2003 Detroit) * Series 60 Center Exhaust Manifold * Series 60 Starter * Complete Horton Fan Assembly Series 60 X 2 * Series 60 2 Piece Valve Cover * 2 Series 60 ECMs 500HP + 430/470HP * Series 60 750 Tru-Flo Air Compressor * Series 60 Flywheel * Cat 3406 Flywheel off E Series * Cat 3406 A Series Oil Pan * 2 Cat 3406 E Series Oil pans Need Minor Repair * Cat 3406 Self Adjusting Clutch * 2 Mufflers like New * Cat 3406 Engine Stand * Kenworth T2000 Steering Box * Cummins N14 Horton Fan Assembly * 2 Sets of Filters for IH Chrome Breathers * Fifth Wheel Play Checking Tool * 10Spd Eaton Transmission Needs Input Shaft * Mud Flap Hangers w/tail light (chrome) * Assortment of Chrome Accessories including Handles, Steps, Trims, and Platforms * Webasto Heaters 2 bunk and 1 Engine * Auto-Greasing System * Assortment of Air Lines * Assortment of Exhaust Pipe * Holland Slide Fifth Wheel * 3 Holland Fifth Wheel Plates * Lode King Trailer Axle * 2 Eaton Diffs in Volvo Frame * 2 Michaels Tarps 29 and 27’ Needs Some Repair

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT GREG GWB TRANSPORT PHONE: 204-841-0902 OR EMAIL: Not responsible for errors in description. Subject to additions and or deletions. Property owners and Fraser Auction Service not responsible for any accidents. GST & PST where applicable. TERMS: Cash or cheque. NOTE: cheques of $50,000 or more must be accompanied by bank letter of credit.

Sale conducted by FRASER AUCTION SERVICE 1-800-483-5856

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake

Ross Taylor Auction Service 204-877-3834 For full listing and photos www.

MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Close Out Auction Fisher Furniture & Giftware Thurs., June 21st 4:00pm Fisher Branch, MB. #4 Railway Ave All BRAND NEW Quality Product Contact: (204)372-8808 Store Fixture: 5-ft. Cement Moose Yard Orn; RD Side Letter Sign; Display Case; Shelving; Cash Register; Com Bun Coffee Maker Furniture: Quality Names; Ashley; Estik; Berkeley; Aukland; Hawthorn; Bradford; Table & Chairs; Coffee & End Tables; Elec Fireplace; 7 pc BR Suite; Serta Mattress; Twin; Double; Queen; King; Cuckoo Clock; Air Cond; 8000 12000 BTO; Lamps; Mirrors; Painted Wild Life on Stone; Porc Dolls; Bradford Framed Collector Plates; Adeline China Tea Set; Glassware; Wind Chimes; Garden Orns; Bed In Bag; Jewelry; Bradford Watches; Candles; Special Occasion; Giftware; Much more. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 Hit our readers where it counts… in the classifieds. Place your ad in the Manitoba Co-operator classifed section. 1-800-782-0794.


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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Acreage Auction Norman & Linda Dziadek Sun., June 17th 11:00am Inwood, MB. 9-mi North on Hwy #17. Contact: (204)278-3412. Tractor & Equip: Cockshutt 1550 gas Cab Dual Hyd 540 PTO w/Leon FEL New Rubber, 3,477-hrs; Cockshutt 1250 gas HL 3PH 540 PTO hyd New Rubber; Vicon 1510 Auto Tie, RD Baler; Vicon 6 Wheel Rake; NH 451 3PH 7-ft. Sickle Mower; King Kutter 3PH 5-ft. Rotary Mower; 3PH 6-ft. Blade; Utility Trailer Storage Trailer & Misc: Fruehauf Semi 30-ft. Freight Trailer Tandem; 2) Ratchet Building Jacks; Water Pump; Metal Welding Table w/Vise; 300-gal Fuel Tank & Stand; 14-in. Tires w/Axle; Truck Tool Box; Auto Folding Wheel Chair Ramp; Load Binders; Chains & Hooks; Roll 5/16 Cable; Saw Mandrel Blades; Hyd Cyl; Hyd Dual Control; Home Repair Items; 9) Furnaces Blowers; Muskrat Stretchers; Approx 30 Leg Traps; 10) Meat Hooks; Burdizzos Tools: Lincoln 225A Welder; Karcher Pressure Washer; Battery/Booster Charger; Power Tools; 1/2-in. Impact Gun; Battery Tester; New 322 Pcs Mastercraft Tool Set; Hand Tools; Wrench Sets; Port Air Tank; Halogen Lights; Jackals; Floor Jacks Yard & Rec: 24-ft. Metal Wind Vane; Patio Table & Chair; Bent Willow Yard Bench; Yard Trailer; Hand Yard Tools; 75 Polaris 440, nr; Pedal Bikes; Golf Clubs Household: Maple 9 pc DR Suite; Deep Freezer; K Table & Chairs; Microwave Stand; Water Cooler; Double Washtub; Vacuum; New TV; Radio/CD Player; Com Coffee Maker; Pots & Pans; Appliances; K Items; Glassware; Bedding; Many New Items Antiques: Buffet; Vanity Dresser; Drop Leaf Table; Chrome Table, Red Top; Commode Chair; Johnston Brother place Setting; Staffordshire Place Setting; At Water Speaker; Coal Oil Lamps; CNR Lanterns; Collector Spoons; Cast Bath Tub; Elec Cream Separator; Hood Off 49 Merc 1/2-Ton; Steam Greaser JD Collectibles: 6) Die Cast JD Tractors; JD Metal Signs; JD Memorabilia. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake

MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Farm/Construction/Logging AUCTION SALE Balaton Beach Farms Saturday, June 16th, 9:30am Riverton, MB 3 Miles South on Hwy #8 then 2 Miles East on Balaton Rd Sprayer: 06 Spray Coupe 7650 9) Tractors 3) Combines & Swathers/ Mower Cond Grain Equip; Having & Equip; Heavy Trucks; Trailers: Construction & Logging Equip; Grainerys & Augers; Vehicles, Yard & Rec; Farm Misc; Tools. Go to Website for Full Listing Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027

MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Consignment Auction Saturday, June 23rd 10:00am Stonewall, MB. 12 Patterson Dr. Consignments Welcomed! Tractors: 1989 JD 2755 MFWA Cab 3PH 540/1000 PTO Dual Hyd FEL w/Bucket & Forks, 5,800-hrs; JD 2130 DSL 3PH hyd w/JD 620 FEL, Good Cond; MF 1085 Cab 5,126-hrs; MF 1155 Cab 4,080-hrs; Case 930 Cab 4,840-hrs; White 1370 3PH w/FEL; Int 454 3PH Combine & Equip: JD 95 Combine; MF 750 Combine; Vers 4018 Header; Case 750 15-ft. PT Swather; Int 55 16-ft. Chisel Plow; Int 10 24 Run Seed Drill; Brady 18-ft. Cult; AC 20-ft. Tandem Disc; Int 45 18-ft. Vibra Cult; Int 10-ft. Chisel Plow; 250-Gal Water Trailer; Vicon 1050 9 Wheel Rake; NH 456 Trailer 9-ft. Sickle Mower; Case 1H 70 7-ft. 3PH Snowblower; 3PH Bale Forks; Bale Forks; 3PH 7-ft. Blade; 3PH 7-ft. Cult; Miskin Model 4010 Scraper Trucks & Rec: 02 Sonoma 4x4 Ext Cab, Sft; 2001 Chev S10 Step Side Ext Cab, Sft; Starcraft 16-ft. Boat w/Trailer, 50-HP Merc; 96 Polaris Sportsman 500 4x4 Quad; Craftsman YT 3000 21 HP 42-ft. R Mower; Yardman 14.5-HP Snowblower Along w/Farm Misc; Good Tools; Blding Supplies; Over 75 Guns & Accessories. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858, (204)886-7027

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port & Dowler Auction Svc m a L Farm Auction for Gayle & the late John Dowler Sat., June 23/12 • 11 AM Oakbank, MB Directions: From Oakbank, 1 mile north on Hwy #206, then 3/4 mile west on Hazelridge Rd. 1st driveway on the right (#26025). Watch for signs. Feature Items: Minneapolis Moline U *Case 400 *1983 Honda Big Red 3 wheeler *1985 Honda Big Red, shaft drive, reverse *Cub Cadet riding mower, 18hp, *crocks *Coin operated pay phone *Tea cart *Beacon lanterns *Quaker State oil metal sign *Echo chain saw *Drill press *lg vice *Westfield grain auger *1250 gal water *Bits *Halters *Racing saddle *English stirrups *Electric fencer *(20) 12’ farm panels (2) 20’ farm panels 3)round bale rings *Norris cattle oiler *head gate *stock prod John Lamport 204-476-2067 Tim Dowler 204-803-6915 1-23

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman




AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

Smith brotherS farm auction Saturday June 16, 10 am

Geoff’s Metal works Business auction saturday June 23, 9 aM

directions: at the farm 1 mile west of Woodmore store on hwy 201 or approx 10 miles east of Dominion City on hwy 201. Yard #24034 9N tractors: *1996 John Deere 7200, MFWD w/ 740 self leveling loader, 3 pth, 16 speed (power quad redone in fall of 2010, 12727 hours) *1980 John Deere 8440, 4 WD, 18.4 x 38 duals, triple hydraulics, pto, less than 2000 hours on motor and transmission overhaul, approx 9000 hours total *1979 John Deere 4440, 20.8 x 38 factory duals, dual hyd, dual pto, 1 owner 8500 hrs. harvesting: *1986 John Deere 8820 Titan II combine, 18.4 x 38 duals, 214 pickup head w/ 7 belt pickup, chopper, 3965 engine hours, serial #611892 *1982 Versatile 4400 swather, 22 ft cab, new knife and guards in 2010 *John Deere 590 pt 30 ft auto fold swather trucks & trailers: *1983 Chevrolet 70 tandem 427 v8 5&2 trans. with air shift, 19 ft box hoist roll tarp. With safety 1977 Chevrolet C 60 14 ft box & hoist runs good no safety *1976 Dodge 600 18 ft box hoist tag axle with lift. No safety *Real industries cattle trailer, 26 ft side and full rear door (redone in 2008) *Bale fork for 740 loader *3 pth bale fork *John Deere 780 hydra push manure spreader

directions: Geoff’s Metal Works 4 miles south of Altona on highway 30 long driveway to East into Yard tractors: * Kubota M8200 tractor with 595 loader and bucket, 85 HP * Kubota BX 1500 lawn tractor, 48” mower deck, 625 hours * 18 ft.Rainbowcar hauler trailer, 2 axle, 15000 pounds * Home built, 10 ft. service trailer with 4 service boxes * 26 ft. Sprinter camper, bumper hitch, year 2000, some water damage in front corner * Arctic Cat 400 Auto 4 Wheeler * 2 smaller 4 wheelers, need some work * Attachments to fit 595 Loader: forks, snow bucket, equipment mover, grapple forks * 3 point hitch equipment: 6 foot Woods rotary mower, 8 ft. Farm King dual stage snow blower, 8 ft. Leon3 way blade, log splitter, border cultivator * 2- 10 yard scrapers, unconverted * Scraper tires, tubes and liners * 40 inch Farm King tiller * 3 ton A-frame crane * Shop Tools: * 7x13 King CanadaBand Saw, water cooled * Tida 14x40 Lathe, 1 9/16 inch spindle bore, 2 chucks, steady rest and cutting tools * King Canada ¾ inch capacity drill * King Canada 1 ½ inch capacity drill * Home built Hydraulic press, dual cylinder, centre cylinder 55 ton, side cylinder 30 ton * Portable Hydraulic power pack, 15 gallon tank, * Almost new, hydraulic hose crimper * 8” pedastal grinder * LKS stick welder * Thermal Arc Fabricator Welder, 400 amp w. 2210 wire feeder, * Thermal Arc SPC-2001 aluminum spool gun kit * Thermal Dynamics STAK-PAC plasma cutter, 3/8 inch capacity * 2 cutting torches * 2011 Miller Trailblazer 302 EFI Portable Welder, 200 hours, dual generator, 320 amp welding, 12000 watt generator * 250 ft. welding cable with stinger and ground clamp * Lemmer 1500 portable painter * 14” chop saw * ¾ inch Mag drill * Ridgid 400A threader * Eagle 80 gallon air compressor, 30 cfm, 125 psi * 30 gallon portable air compressor * 20 gallon parts washer * 10 gallon sprayer for 4 wheeler * 5 hp Honda pressure washer * Snap-On Puller Set. Full business closing auction please be on time Payment cash good cheque or credit card

A real nice clean line of machinery here you will want to purchase at the auction, sorry no internet bidding at this one, owner Garry Smith (204) 427-2457

This is a partial listing please see our Spring 2012 Auction catalog or See our website for photo’s & 2012 Spring Auction Catalog in your Farm Mailbox bill Klassen auctioneers 204-325-4433 cell 6230

DIRECTIONS: Sale will be held at Fraser Auction Service Ltd. sales yard ¼ mile north of the junction of highways #1 & #10 on Wheatbelt Road. Brandon, MB.

THIS SALE WILL FEATURE: * Farm Equipment * Industrial Equipment * Trucks & Trailers * Livestock Handling Equipment * Vehicles * Lawn & Leisure * Shop Equipment & Tools * 3pt hitch & Acreage Equipment * Government Surplus * Plus misc. Pallet Lots & more Call our office now to consign to this very well attended consignment auction. 1-800-483-5856 or E-Mail MORE EQUIPMENT IS BEING ADDED TO THIS SALE DAILY!


TRACTORS: *1984 Versatile 256 Bi-Directional, new motor 4500 hrs ago, 3 PT cab end, 540 PTO Cab End, 3 Remote Hyd, Loader & Grapple, Rubber about 60%*6400 JD Tractor, Front Wh Assist, Loader 640, Grapple Fork, New Hyd Pump*1973 JD 4630 Tractor, dual PRO, 2 - Remote Hyd*2390 Case Tractor w/duals, s/n9910758, 5393 hrs showing, New air compressor for air conditioning, PTO done 3 years ago, used only for baling*Case 2670 Tractor, 20.8 x 34 Duals*784 IH Tractor w/590 Allied Loader, Bale Fork, Manure Fork*560 IH Tractor, Hyd, runs good*IHC 284 Tractor, Gas Engine, 3 pt Hitch, Turf Tires*Ford 8N Tractor*Ford (Blue) Tractor*1958 Massey Harris Tractor, 33 Stnd*1950 Massey Harris Tractor, Model 30, row crop w/adj front axle*Farmall A tractor, (approx mid 40’s) HAYING *28’ Versatile Draper Header - fits BiDi Batt Reels*16’ Hesston 1170 Haybine, Hydro Swing*14’ 1160 Hesston Hydro Swing Haybine, New Knife, Auger (Redone), field Ready*FP230 Forage Harvester, PU header on it, approx 800 Acres, not used for yrs.*JD 1214 Mower Conditioner 14’*1150 Hesston Haybine*14’ NH 116 Haybine*14’ MacDon 5000 Haybine, 1996*12’ 499 NH Haybine*495 NH Haybine*514 New Idea Hay Conditioner*Allis Chalmer 390 Hay Conditioner*Haybine*NH 1431 Discbine*NH BR780 Rd Baler*NH 855 Rd Baler & *(5) Bars for NH 855 Rd Baler*NH 855 Rd Baler, 1984, PTO shaft*NH 850 Round Baler*NH 660 Rd Baler*NH BR 780A Rd Baler*Vermeer 605 Super J Baler*Vermeer 605H Rd Baler*Vermeer 605F Rd Baler, PTO shaft, NO Monitor*Hesston 565A Baler*514 Hesston Rd Baler*Hesston 5545 Rd Baler, 1985*Case IH RS561 Rd Baler, 2001*566 JD RD Baler, 1998*New Idea 486 Rd Baler*320 NH Sq Baler*NH 276 Sq Baler*NH 273 Sq Baler*Gehl 2870 Baler*180 Claus Baler*NH 1012 Bale Picker*NH 1000 Stackliner Sq Bale Picker*Bale Picker*LH/RH NH Rakes & Hitch*IH V-Rake*Hay Rake - 5 WD*NH Rake*Super 1049 NH Bale Wagon, Diesel *10 x 34 NH Bale Wagon, PTO attached*Laurier 10 Bale - Bale Mover*Bale Elevator HARVEST EQUIPMENT: *9600 CCIL PT Combine, PTO & Monitor*1482 IHC PT Combine, 1982, Straw Spreader, Monitor, PTO Shaft*30’ Versatile 4750 SP Swather, Ford DAL Eng, UII PU Reel, DSA (Disconnected)*25’ PT IH Swather, Bat Reels, PTO Shaft*JD 2320 Swather, 1992, 20’Wide gas eng, working airco, replaced wobblebox guards & all the knives last year*30’ UII PU Reel for Repair SPRAYER: *Flexi Coil 62 96’ Sprayer, Disc Markers, in cab controls, Hyd Pump*85’ Flexi Coil PT Sprayer*Micro trak 3405 ll Sprayer Rate Controller, 6 yrs old, Everything included to install SEED & TILLAGE: *115 Spray Coupe Melroe*14’ Seed Rite*14’ Massey Deep Tiller, 3 pt Hitch, Outside Gauge Wheels*12’ International Deep Tiller w/mounted harrows*Willrich 26’ Field Cultivator*Cultivator (Deep Tiller)*Degelman Stone Picker, Rotory, 3 Batt*Rock o matic 546 PTO Stone Picker*JD Seed Roller - Fine & Course (40’ Air Drill)*New Soleroid Brandt Drill Fill*Chem Handler*(11) Lge NEW Cultivator Shovels LOADER AND ATTACHMENTS: *Bale Fork Attachment for Loader*Bale Fork fits on Loader Bucket*Front End Loader*42” Snow Blower OTHER EQUIPMENT: *516 JD Brush Cutter*Versatile 580 Sprayer converted to 3-way Yard Sprayer, Tree Sprayer & Pressure Washer SEMI TRUCKS: *1995 IH S/A Highway Tractor w/5th Wheel Plate, 6 cyl Cummins L10, 10 Spd VEHICLES: *1979 GM 7000 Grain Truck*1994 Ford F250 Supercab, Diesel, New Injectors & turbo*2003 Ford F150 Super Cab*1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Showing*1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab *1992 Dodge W150 4 x 4 Truck with snow plough *1996 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro*1993 Pontiac Grand AM SE, 4 Door, 6 cyl, Gray, Air, Tilt, Cruise, Pwr Windows & doors, *1991 Plymouth Acclaim, 4 Door, 4 Cyl, Red*1984 Olds Belta 88 Brougham*1970 Jeep Willy (Air Force Edition) Runs & drives, comes with 2 Motors & 2 transmissions (1pto)*1989 Ford Blue Bus, 8 Cyl TRAILERS *2012 18’ Load Trail Dovetail Utility Trailer, 7000 GVWR*2012 18’ Load Trail Straight Utility Trailer, 7000 GVWR *Homemade 83, 40’ T/A Single Drop Deck Trailer w/steel deck*1984 20’ Gravel Pup converted to Grain Trailer, end Dump, Pintle Hitch *1987 Roussy 50’ Semi Trailer, Blue *1993 Real Utility Stock Trailer, 8 x 18*1985 Trail King Stock Trailer, 24 x 8’ Wide, 6’6” High, Vacuum assisted Hydraulic Brakes*1982 Blair 16’ Stock Trailer*Homemade Fuel Trailer, 500 gal Tank, Pump, auto nozzle*2 wh Tow Dolly RECREATIONAL VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES: * Its original 1970 Jeep Willy, 4x4, Runs, I have a TOD, Air force addition * 18’ Silverline Tri-Haul Boat, 6 Cylinder Inboard & Shoreliner Trailer*16’ Aluminum Smokercraft Fishing Boa, 1993, with fish finder & trolling motor and nice cover. Boat is completely refinished, new carpet and new treated structural wood frame. Very Clean Boat & Runs Great. With 1999 Trailer *(20 - 24) Golf Carts - Electric & Gas *Yamaha Electric Golf Cart w/charger *New Hub - Golf Cart (Easy Go) *2001 Yamaha YFM350X Warrior ATV Blue *Yamaha 3 WH Trike, 1985 *1982 200M Honda Trike, Good Cond., New tires *1978 XL100 Honda Trail Bike *Yamaha Enduro 100*1975 Yamaha Enduro 175 *Boat Trailer - NO TOD*Motorcycle for Parts (Honda 350) *Homemade Mini Motorbike LAWN & GARDEN: *#10 Massey Lawn Tractor w/mower, tiller, & snowblower attachments *1250 Club Cadet Lawn Mower, Tiller, Mower, Hydrostatic (Not Running) *8HP Roper Lawn Mower*Ariens 7HP Lawn Mower*NH Lawn Mower 111*JD Lawn Tractor*Rototiller for Mount on Ride-on *Weed Trimmer ASSORTMENT OF TREES & SHRUBS: *Shrubs*Shade Trees *Fruit Trees *Roses *Evergreens INDUSTRIAL: *Payloader A62 w/forks, mid 70’s, Good working Order *Hough50 Payloader with Grapple, Bale Fork & Tires*Ramrod Taskmaster Mini Skid Steer (Stand Up), M950-AKG Air Cooled Kohler 27 HP Gasoline*Yanmar Mini Track Hoe*Clark Fork Lift (Battery Operated w/ charger)*Clark 500 Bobcat*(2) forklift Seat, SC1A Vinyl NEW*12’ Box Blade, NEW*10’ Box Blade, NEW*6’ Farm King Blade*7’ Rotory Howse Mower, NEW *(2) 5’ Rotory Howse Mower, NEW*Industrial Tool Cabinet 72” Series, NEW*Fork Lift tines*Cement or Gravel Hopper*Extra Large Fuel orWater Tank*Fuel or Water Tank*Attachment Sweep & Extra Sweep*(9) Electric Motor*(5) Electrical Boxes*(2) sets of Skid Steer Tracks*Lincoln Electric Pro Cut 60 3 PT EQUIPMENT: *3 pt Hitch Flail Mower, NEW*5’ Farm King 510 3 pt Mower*5’ Farm King 3 pt Mower (Can be used as a trailing mower)*5’ Farm King 3 pt Snow Blower*3 pt Hitch attachment*Mower AGF 140, PTO*Mower AGF 180, PTO*3 pt Hitch Woods BB72 Rotory Mower GRAIN HANDLING: *10 x 65 Flexicoil Auger*10 x 50 Farm King Swing Auger, Mechanica*10 x 50 Brandt Side Swing Auger*8 x 41 Westfield Auger*Flexi-Coil 7” x 45’ Auger w/ 18 HP Onan Engine*Sakundiak Auger 7 x 33 w/elec Motor*6 x 31 Westfield Auger*Electric Drag Auger*Belt Conveyor LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: *Hay Buster Big bit, 1100, Tandem Axle, Tub Grinder*New Idea 3639 Manure Spreader*MF 110 Manure Spreader, s/a, Single beater*750 JD Mix Mill*Cattle Feed Wagon*14 Bale Hay trailer LIVESTOCK HANDLING EQUIPMENT: *(2) Lewis Cattle Oiler *Headgate TENTS & CANOPIES: *(1) NEW 30FT X 40FT X 15FT High Ceiling Farm Storage Building C/W: Commercial fabric, roll up door*(2) NEW 20FT X 30FT X 12FT Commercial Storage Canopy C/W: Commercial fabric, roll up door*(2) NEW 20 ft x 40 ft 4-Sided Commercial Party Tent, C/W: doors, windows, 4 side walls*(2) NEW 16 ft x 22 ft Marquee Event Tent, C/W: 320 sq.ft, one zipper door, 7 windows, heavy duty frames and fabrics BUILDING MATERIALS: *Sheet Metal*Barrel of Screws*(2) Lynden Doors – Bifold*1 box flooring *(7) Counter Tops (Variety of sizes)*(2) Wooden Doors SHOP ITEMS & TOOLS: *20 Ton Shop Press (NEW)*(2) NEW 3 Piece Industrial Gauge Tool Cabinet Set c/w: 16 drawers, 72’’ (W) X 68’’ (H), tool chest, tool cabinet, and tool side cabinet, 6’’ casters, CDI coating,*(5) NEW 2’’ GAS ENGINE WATER PUMP c/w 5 hp engine*(5) NEW 3’’ GAS ENGINE WATER PUMP c/w 6.5hp engine*Flexible Ratchet Combination Wrench Set, 15 Pce Imperial NEW*Flexible Ratchet Combination Wrench Set, 15 Pce Metric NEW*1” Air Impact Wrenches NEW*(2) Packs NEW*6A -0-2300 Variable Speed Mastercraft Reciprocating Saw*12 Volt Power Drill Mastercraft*8HP B & S w/Mastercraft Volt Model A50 Generator*Hobart 26 x 20 Welder*Miller 250 Gas Welder TIRES & WHEELS*Duals off MF1105*(4) 18.4 x 38 Tractor Tires*(4) 18” Tires*(2) Tires, 11L15 * 2 tires*Assortment of Factory Tires, Duals IHC & JD*Unverferth Dual WH Hubs & Bolts for 16.1 Tires for swather, sprayer or air seeder*Good Used Tires - 4 - 18”, 3 - 16”, 2 – 15*(4) Tires w/rims - fits versatile swather*(4) Used Tires 245/70 – 17*(28) Tires - Various sizes

THIS IS ONLY AN EARLY LISTING. MORE EQUIPMENT IS BEING CONSIGNED DAILY! CALL NOW TO HAVE YOUR EQUIPMENT ADDED TO THIS HUGE PRE HAYING AUCTION. FOR MORE INFO OR TO CONSIGN CALL 1-204-727-2001 Not responsible for errors in description. Subject to additions and or deletions. Property owners and Fraser Auction Service not responsible for any accidents. GST & PST where applicable. TERMS: Cash or cheque. NOTE: cheques of $50,000 or more must be accompanied by bank letter of credit.

Sale conducted by FRASER AUCTION SERVICE 1-800-483-5856

EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION SATURDAY JUNE 23 10:00 AM Location: 218 Brandt St. Steinbach, MB * 5250 Case IH MFWD, Self-Leveling Loader, 10,000Hrs * 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT, Cummins Diesel, 8ft Box, Crew Cab, 200,000KM Safetied * 300 Massey Ferguson Diesel Crawler w/ Loader * VAC Case Tractor w/ 3PTH * (2) 4 Bottom Plows * IHC Breaker Plow * 10ft Massey Ferguson Cultivator * 14ft Allis Chalemers Cultivator * Fertilizer Spreader * New Holland #56 Rake * 855 New Holland Baler * 10X48 Bale Wagon (3 Axles) * Tractor Tires * 6ft Belly Mower * 410 John Deere Round Baler

Sale Conducted by: PENNER AUCTION SALES LTD. 218 Brandt St, Steinbach, MB Toll Free 1-866-512-8992

Bill klassen auctioneers 204-325-4433 cell 6230 MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Acreage /Farm Auction Tues., June 19th 5:00pm La Salle, MB. Location: 1.5-mi North on 330 then left into RD 9E & .5-mi North. Viewing by Appt (204)296-4813. Tractor & Equip: Ford 8340 MFWA Cab 16-SPD F&R Trans; 3PH 540/1000 Quad Hyd GD Rubber w/Quicke 670 FEL, 5,600-hrs; MF 165 DSL PS HL Range 3PH Dual Hyd 540 PTO w/FEL Bucket; NEW Case 2015 Straight Cut Header; Valmer 4800 50-ft. 3 Row 12-in. Spacing Cult; Trailer 16-ft. Grain B&H; Inland SA 84 3PH Snow Blower; 8-ft. Swath Roller Granaries & Misc: 4) Westeel 1,600-bus Bin; 2) Wood Granary; Grain Bin Sheets & Doors; Bin Aeration Fan; Pencil Auger; 300-gal Steel Water Tank; 3) PTO Hyd Pumps; Blding Jack; Load Binders; Receiver Hitch; Tow Bar; 2 Way Radio; Welding Material; Galv Sheet Metal; Lumber; Bolt Bin Tools: “Libby” DSL 10kw Generator; Port Air Comp; 150A Welder; Radial Arm Saw; Drill Press; Bench Grinder; Power Tools; Router; Drills; Saws; Sanders; Tool Cabinet; Various Hand Tools; Clamps; Drill Bits; Jackal Yard: Scotts 19-HP hyd R Mower; Roto Tiller; Push Gas Mower; Wheel Barrow; Hand Yard Tools; Propane BBQ Household: Upright Deep Freeze; Stove; Microwave; Treadmill; Exercise Equip; Desk; TV; Cabinet Stereo Antiques Railway Phone; Mantle Clock; Mirror; Typewriter; Crockery Jugs; Cream Cans; Cream Bottles; Barn Lantern. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 If you want to sell it fast, call 1-800-782-0794. 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. 1-800-782-0794.


Jonothon & Christine Roskos


From winniPeG, MB, go 16 km (10 miles) southeast on hwy 1 to Provincial road #501, then 6 km (3.7 miles) east to #33058. south side of road.


2003 Case IH STX375 Quadtrac • 1991 Case IH 9240 4WD • Zetor 7245 MFWD • 2008 New Holland CR9070 RWA Combine • 1996 MacDon 960 25 Ft Draper Header • 2010 MacDon FD70 40 Ft Flex Draper Header • Header Transport • GMC 7000 T/A Grain Truck • International 1710 Cargostar COE Tag/A Grain Truck • Kenworth COE T/A Grain Truck • Case IH/Concord 4010 40 Ft Air Drill • Degelman SM7000 Strawmaster 70 Ft Heavy Harrows • Mandako 50 Ft Land Roller • Powermatic 130 100 Ft Diamond Harrows • Power-Matic 110 110 Ft Harrows • Bourgault 750 Smart Cart 750 Bushel Grain Cart• Bourgault 1450 120 Ft Field Sprayer • Valmar 100 35 Ft Truck Mount Granular Spreader • Willmar Fertilizer Spreader....and much more!

Dufresne, MB • June 19, 2012 • 11 am

2003 case ih stx375

For up-to-date equipment listings, please check our website: Jonothon roskos: 204.866.2240 (h), foR MoRE INfoRMATIoN: 204.792.8988 (c), ritchie Bros. territory Manager – daryl Martin: 306.421.5066 or 800.491.4494

2008 new holland cr9070


The Manitoba Co-operator | June 14, 2012

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Nagy Land & Lumber Inc. Mistatim, SK • June 19, 2012 • 10 am

1997 new holland versatile 9482

2003 weinig gruppe u-gold


From MistatiM, sK, go 9.6 km (6 miles) south, then 0.8 km (0.5 mile) east, north side of road or from Jct of hwY 38 & 23, go 19.3 km (12 miles) north, 0.8 km (0.5 mile) east, north side.


1997 New Holland Versatile 9482 4WD • 1981 John Deere 4640 2WD • 1995 John Deere 9600 Combine • 1997 John Deere 925F 25 Ft Flex Header • 2008 Massey Ferguson 9430 25 Ft Swather • Case W24C Wheel Loader • 2003 Linde H30T-03 6000 Lb Forklift • Baker Resaw • Custombuilt Sawmill Equipment • 2003 Kara Master Sawmill • Kara Optim Edger • 2003 Weinig Gruppe U-Gold 6 Head Molder • WeldcoBeales Bucket • 2003 International 9400I Eagle T/A Grain Truck • Chevrolet 1500 Pickup • 48 Ft Tri/A Log Trailer • Doepker 32 Ft Tri/A Super B-Train Lead Log Trailer • 2008 H&H Trailer 16 Ft T/A 5th Wheel Dump Trailer • 1996 Bourgault 8800 40 Ft Air Seeder • Qty of Tamarach flooring • Qty of tongue & groove v-joint pine • tongue & groove premium grade v-joint white birch • Qty of lumber...and much more!

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TRUCKS: 1985 IHC S2500, $2,900. 6V 92 Detroit 10 SPD Trans, 11Rx22.5 Tires, Dayton Wheels, Hend RT380 Susp Air Start; 1981 Ford LT9000, $4,500. 204 WB 762,559-kms 6V 92TA Detroit 335-HP, Fuller RTO 9513 Trans, 11Rx22.5 Tires, Hend Spring Susp, Dayton Wheels, Recent Engine Overhaul; 1982 Western Star, $5,000. 212-in. WB 785,485-kms 6V 92TA Detroit, 335-HP Fuller RTO 9515 Trans, 11Rx22.5 Tires, Hend Spring Susp, Dayton Wheels, Recent Engine Overhaul; (2) 2000 Sterling LT9522, N-14 Cummins 460, Fuller RTO 16908LL Trans, Hendrickson Air Susp, 11x22.5 Tires, Dayton Wheels, 12/40 Axles, Full Lockers, 34-in. Sleeper, 214-in. WB, 3.73 Ratio. #2012, 812,512-kms, $16,000; #2011 917,185-kms, $16,000. SPRING CLEARANCE LAST CHANCE BEFORE AUCTION BOUND ALL MILEAGE IS ACCURATE & TRUE. Call for more info or to set up time for viewing. Trucks located in owners yard in Wpg. Barney (204)793-5562 Craig (204)782-9208.


Sunday, June 24 - 10:30 AM

Directions: From Hwy #9, go 13 miles (20.8 kms) west along Grid 711 (3-Bar J Gate, South Side)... WATCH FOR SIGNS!!! HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: TRACTORS • 1996 Kubota M9580.• LOADER BACKHOE • 1996 Kubota R520 • CRAWLER TRACTOR • Caterpiller D7-17A Series. • TRAILER • Kendon 28 Ft.• MANURE SPREADER • JD 550. • MOWER CONDITIONER • NH 495. • LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT • 2-Horse Trailer. • Custom Refurbished 4-Whl. Buggy w/ Harness. • 3-POINT HITCH EQUIPMENT • Farmking 960. • RECREATIONAL VEHICLE • 1978 GMC Class A. • Bombardier ATV. • OTHER • Light Trucks • Cultivator • Rod Weeder • Auger • Irrigation Equipment• Lawn & Garden Equip. • Tanks • Attachments • Many Shop Equip. & Tools • Misc. Items • Antiques

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robert nagy: 306.889.4341 foR MoRE INfoRMATIoN: ritchie Bros. territory Manager –


dan steen: 306.361.6154 or 800.491.4494

1982 CHEVY 1/2-TON, 2WD, motor needs work, after market rims, sunroof, buckets, lots of potential, $1,750 OBO; 1991 GMC Sierra Z71, 4WD, regular cab, runs well, needs tranny, approx 300,000-km, aluminum rims, $1,750 OBO. Phone Bernie (204)825-8558. 2000 FORD 150 SUPER cab, short box, 4x4, red, safetied, $5,000 OBO. Phone (204)955-2209. BULL BARS & BRACKET for a highway tractor, in excellent shape. Phone:(204)868-5040.

MACK AUCTION CO. PRESENTS a farm & livestock equipment auction for Bar C Ranch (Dick & Diane Coombs) Mon., June 25th, 2012 10:00am Directions from Wroxton, SK. From Wroxton Juction Hwy #8, #80 & #10 go 3-mi S on Hwy 80 & 1.5-mi E into yard. Watch for signs! 2005 Buhler Vers 2145 Genesis II FWA tractor w/Vers 3895 SLS loader & grapple; 1998 Valtra Valmet 6400 FWA tractor w/675 SLS loader & 3PTH; Case 2090 2 WD tractor; Minneapolis Moline G-1000 2WD DSL tractor; Yard Works 17.5-HP lawn tractor; 2010 Leon 425 Silver manure spreader w/twin vertical spreaders; 16-ft 2004 Macdon 5020 mower conditioner w/crimpers; Case IH 8465A round baler, new Westward F-1300 3PTH grass seeder; Flexicoil trailer type post pounder; IH 435 square baler; NH 57 3PTH hay rake; Westward trailer type gyro mower; MF 12 square baler; Brillion Sure Stand 10-ft grass seeder; Farm King 3PTH snow blower, chain & diamond harrows; 2001 Chrysler Intrepid SE 4 door car; 1972 IH Loadstar 1600 grain truck; 1971 Ford F-600 that needs work; 2000 Southland 7x20 gooseneck stock trailer; 30-ft Richards Welding tandem axle gooseneck flat deck trailer w/ramps & beavertail; 20-ft Innovation Fabricating tandem axle gooseneck flat deck trailer; 30-ft shopbuilt hay trailer w/triple axle; antique wooden grain wagon; Honda Foreman ATV quad; Honda Fourtrax ES ATV quad; ATV snow plow; ATV utility cart; wireless camera system for calving; 2-solar powered water pumping system; solar powered electric fencers; new Two-W head gate; calf tipping table; 4 saddles & horse tack; 10 free standing windbreaks panels; 6 free standing 24-ft. panels; partial lift of 2x6 lumber; quality of corral panels & gates; quantity of round bale feeders; Lewis cattle oilers; mineral feeders calf pullers; calf scale; fencing supplies; lots of vet supplies; plus much more! Visit for sale bill & photos. Join us on Facebook & Twitter. Phone (306)421-2928 or (306)487-7815. Mack Auction Co. PL 311962. MARLYN MATKOWSKI & ESTATE OF TED MATKOWSKI AUCTION Date: Sun., June 24th, 2012 11:00am 609 Railway Ave THEODORE, SK. HOUSE & PROPERTY: HOUSE: 2 bdrm bungalow, 26x34 w/attached 14x26 garage w/cemented driveway. X90 siding, good shingles, w/rear deck, 2 small sheds. Interior, 2 bdrms upstairs (presently one used as a laundry room) Large living room, kitchen mahogany cupboards, rugged flooring, basement finished w/rec room, bthrm, bdrm. A/C This house was very well maintained & ready to move in. Viewing will be set up. 20% down balance within 30 days. Owner has first right to refusal. HOUSEHOLD: Fridge, like new; Upright deep freeze; Gas kitchen stove; Chest deepfreeze; Englis washer; Simplicity dryer; Medical scooter; Chesterfield; TV & stand; Pots, pans, etc. PLUS ANITQUES, SHOP CAR, ETC. Marilyn has moved & is selling house property & household. House is well maintained & could be moved into. Owners are anxious to sell property. Excellent owner’s house or revenue house. Visit for updated listing & pics. Sale conducted by Ukrainetz Auction Theodore SK. (306)647-2661. License #915851.

MACK AUCTION CO. PRESENTS a large equipment yard auction & estate auction for Bryan Lawson Sat., June 23rd, 2012 10:00am at the Estevan Motor Speedway on the Shand Access Road E. Side of Estevan, Sask. Watch for signs! Up for auction 20-ftx50-ft insulated & lined shop for removal before Oct. 31st, 2012. Up for auction JD 4240 2WD tractor; JD 4430 2WD tractor w/JD 148 FEL & grapple fork; JD 8440 4WD tractor; JD 8430 4WD tractor; JD 2130 2WD tractor w/JD 145 FEL; JD 4010 2WD DSL tractor w/Case 70 FEL; JD 401 C 2WD industrial tractor; JD 544G wheeled loader w/quick coupler; Cat 950 F wheeled loader w/4.5-yd bucket needs some work; Elgin 3 wheel street sweeper; Cockshutt 1550 2WD tractor; Vers 700 4WD tractor w/12-ft dozer blade & rear mount Allied 895 loader; Case 1370 2WD tractor w/clamp on duals; 2005 Dodge Laramie DSL 2500 quad cab 4WD; 2005 PJ gooseneck tandem flat deck trailer; 1996 Lode King 53-ft. Drop Deck triple axle trailer; transport chain & semi tie down straps; 2, 200 barrel oilfield drilling tanks on skids; 1999 Chev Z71 LS extended cab 4WD, Belarus 611 2WD DSL tractor w/PTO; Gleaner L-2 SP combine; Gleaner 24-ft straight cut header; MF 24-ft 9024 combine header; Case IH 7200 Hoe Drills w/eagle beaks & Bergen transport; Vers 20-ft PT swather w/Macdon PU reel; Koenders Poly swath roller; 1986 IH Cargostar 466 DSL 1750 B single axle truck w/Case IH 595 manure spreader & automatic trans; Case 8465 Round baler; MF #12 square baler & stooker; MF 124 square baler; NH 852 round baler; NH 1100 SP haybine; NH hay rake; 5 bundles 1x8-8-ft windbreak slabs; 4 Ritchie livestock water bowls; Sven roller mill; IH 3-PTH snowblower; Minneapolis Moline 3-PTH blade; 10x60 Bergen swing auger, 1999 Skyjack 7027 scissor lift w/Kubota gas engine; 2007 Polaris Ranger 4WD side by side quad w/332-hrs; Polaris 400 4WD quad; 16-ft. Edson open bow boat w/90-HP Johnson engine, Columbia gas powered golf cart; vintage Honda XL80 trail bike; 1976 440 Sno Jet; 1971 338 Sno Jet Star Jet; JD 400 garden tractor; hard top canopy’s to fit Polaris Rangers; 2 place snowmobile trailer; 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2 door hardtop car; 1959 4 door Impala 4 door for restoration; Craftsman 15.5-HP garden tractor; 1981 Cargostar single axle grain truck w/Allison automatic; 1995 Chev extended cab short box PU; 1995 Ford 150 4WD truck; 1998 Ford F150 4WD extended cab PU; 1994 Ford F150 4WD extended cab; 2003 Dodge mini van; 1997 Mercury Marquis car; 1993 GMC Jimmy; 1994 Chrysler Intrepid; 1993 Chev 2WD PU; 1993 GMC Safari mini van; 1993 Freightliner single axle 24-ft delivery van w/ramp; 1985 IHC delivery van w/466 engine, 1986 48-ft. Dorsey semi trailer van; 1980 45-ft. Trail Mobile semi trailer van; 1986 3-ton gravel truck; 1967 Dodge 1-Ton dually w/steel box & hoist; 1974 GMC 5000 grain truck w/steel box & hoist; Farm King 7-46 grain auger w/Onan engine; Sakundiak 6-33 grain auger; Westfield 7-33 auger w/13-HP Honda engine; Sakundiak 6-36 grain auger; 28-ft JD 655 air seeder; 33-ft Allis Chalmers 2600D Double Disc, 35-ft IH 55 chisel plow cultivator; 27-ft IH Vibra cultivator; 12-ft acreage cultivator; Rockomatic rock picker; 12-ft rock rake PTO drive; Land Pride 3-PTH 5-ft finishing mower; cement mixer; Leon FEL; 100 Barrel tri axle pup trailer; 2002 tilt 24-ft trailer flat deck trailer w/7,000-lbs winch; Well site mobile rig shack w/10x32 living quarters, shopbuilt 20-ft hi-boy flatdeck trailer; Arnold Bros storage reefer van, enclosed B train storage trailers w/fuel storage & parts shelving; tandem axle dolly convertor; Rhino aluminum tub ATV trailer; Aluminum jet ski lift; Cub Cadet zero turn RZT lawn mower w/40-hrs; Eagle gas engine air compressor, slip tanks; 1,250-gal poly water tanks, aluminum ladders & step ladders; Metal Industries 1,500-bu hopper bottom bin. Visit for complete printable sale bill, photos & video. Join us on Facebook. (306)487-7815 or (306)421-2928. Mack Auction Co. PL 311962.

AUTO & TRANSPORT AUTO & TRANSPORT Auto & Truck Parts REMANUFACTURED DSL ENGINES: GM 6.5L $4,750 installed; Ford/IH 7.3L $4950 installed; GM Duramax/Ford 6.0L, $8,500 installed; new 6.5L engines $6500; 24V 5.9L Cummins, $7,500 installed; other new/used & reman. engines available. Thickett Engine Rebuilding, 204-532-2187, Binscarth. 8:00am-5:30pm Mon.-Fri. Looking for a hand around the farm? Place a help wanted ad in the classifieds. Call 1-800-782-0794.


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1998 KENWORTH T-2000, new steering tires, newer drives, new tranny, clutch, new injector cups, 1.3m km’s, drives great, safetied, 475-HP Cat, 13-SPD, $13,900. Bernie (204)825-8558.

AFAB INDUSTRIES IS YOUR SUPERIOR post frame building company. For estimates and information call 1-888-816-AFAB(2322). Website:

1 SET OF B-TRAINS; 1 Hi-Boy & 1 step, 30-ft. each, will split; 1985 640 Universal tractor, 2WD; 1991 486 round baler, shedded. (204)252-2266 (204)871-1185.

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

AUTO & TRANSPORT Vans 2000 GMC SLE SAVANA 3500, passenger van w/removable seats for cargo, tow hitch, 166,500-kms, VGC, $6,100 OBO. Phone: (204)785-0888, Lockport.


FOR SALE: BRUSH GUARDS & brackets for vehicles. For more info, Phone:(204)868-5040

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T800 KENWORTH 15-SPD, BRAND new box, $50,000 OBO. Phone:(204)436-2364 or (204)750-1019.

68 WOOD TRAYS, SIZE 40x15, nesting box, 25x42, bee tumbler, black lights. Phone:(204)367-2522.

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LOCATION: Joliette, ND - From Jct I-29 & Hwy 5, 4 miles West on Hwy 5, 2 miles South on 155th Ave NE & ¼ mile West; or from Jct Hwys 5 & 81 at Hamilton, ND- 6 miles East on Hwy 5, 2 miles South & ¼ mile West AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Richard and Dan retired from farming in 2006. Their equipment has been in storage since. Please note a well kept line of older machinery. Very few small items, auction will go quickly!!

ONLINE BIDDING: Please visit for details on how to register in advance

TRACTORS: *1987 Case IH 9170 4WD, CAH, power shift, 4 hyd, 20.8x42 duals, 40% matched rubber all around, 8688 hrs, second owner clean unit, SN#17900680 *1983 Steiger ST310 Series III 4WD, CAH, Cummins 855 engine, 12 spd std trans, 4 hyd, 20.8x38 duals- 8 matched Firestone radials, 80% rubber, single owner, clean unit, 8467 total hrs, recent trans repair w/ updated output shaft installed, approx 2000 hrs on rods & mains, SN#1073136704 *1987 Case IH 3394 MFWD, CAH, 24 spd power shift, 3pt, 1000 PTO, 4 hyd, 16.9-38 duals, like new 13.6x28 fronts, 60% rear rubber, front weights, 7355 hrs, single owner, SN#9948116 *Matching band triples for 3394 *1979 IHC 1086, CAH, 3pt, 540/1000 PTO, 3 hyd, 16.9x38 band duals, front weights, single owner, 5348 hrs showing, tach has been replaced, clean, SN#U30863 *1978 IHC 1486, CAH, 3pt, 540/1000 PTO, 3 hyd, 16.9x38 band duals, front weights, 1995 hrs, tach was replaced, SN#T6556 *2) 3pt quick hitches COMBINES & HEADS: *1981 IHC 1480 combine w/ elec/hyd platform control, chopper, adj rear axle, Hart specialty rotor, 2 sets of concaves, 30.5x32 drive tires, 18.4x16.1 rear tires, no rock trap, air foil sieve, only 1612 actual engine hrs, second owner unit, very clean, small grain only, SN#24634 *1981 IHC 1480 combine w/ elec/hyd platform control, chopper, adj rear axle, Hart specialty rotor, 2 sets of

concaves, 24.5x32 drive tires, no rock trap, air foil sieve, 5276 engine hrs, clean, SN#24381 *1997 Case IH 1020 25’ flex head w/ finger reel, 3” cut, double drive, kept indoors, SN#316499 *1992 Case IH 1010 25’ rigid head w/ batt reel, manual F/A, kept indoors, SN#125720 *1990 Case IH 1015 13’ 7 belt pkp platform *1981 IH 810 13’ 6 belt pkp platform *Factory single head transport trailer *Factory single head transport trailer GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT: *1992 Farm King 10x70 mech drive swing hopper grain auger *1989 Westfield W-70-41 7x41 auger w/ 7.5hp single ph elec motor *1990 DMC #54 Hi-Cap twin screen rotary grain cleaner w/ 10” fill auger & screenings auger, clean unit *1980 Feterl rotary grain cleaner *1980 Moridge 400BU batch dryer *Behlen 1000 BU steel hopper bin, to be moved *1980 IHC 75 21’ pull type swather w/ batt reel & end transport, kept indoors *1978 Versatile 400 18’ hydrostatic sp swather w/ batt reel, kept indoors FARM TRUCKS: *1980 Ford LN-800 tandem twin screw, 429-4V engine, 5/2 air shifter, 11.00R20 fronts, 10.00x20 rears, 20’ Midland box w/ 54” sides, hoist, roll tarp & 3pc end gate, 78796 miles, clean second owner truck, also 12” factory tip tops, recent engine repair, VIN#581KVGJ5186 *1980 Ford LN-800 tandem twin screw, 429-4V engine, 5/2 air

shifter, 13/80R20 fronts, 10.00x20 rears, 20’ Midland box w/ 60” sides, hoist, roll tarp & 3pc end gate, 98071 miles, clean second owner truck, VIN#580KVHG5360 *1976 Ford LN-800 tandem twin screw, 475 v-8, Allison auto trans, 10.00x20 rubber, 19’ Buffalo box w/ 54” sides, hoist, roll tarp & 3 pc end gate, 106058 actual miles, single owner, very clean, VIN#T88JVC11799 *1973 Ford F-700 tag tandem, 361 v8, 5/2 trans, 9.00x20 drive tires, 19’ Omaha Standard steel box & hoist, 52” sides, single owner, 69917 actual miles, clean *Beet gates & accessories for trucks EDIBLE BEAN & SUGAR BEET EQUIPMENT (some beet items are obsolete): *1998 Harriston 5404 12R22 3pt bean rod w/ gauge wheels, used very little, kept indoors *1992 Harriston 5200 12R22 bean cutter *IHC 295 12R22 unit planter w/ poly hoppers, gauge wheels, fldg markers & bean plates, kept indoors, low acres on rebuild *1988 H&S 12R22 danish tine cultivator, row cranks, tunnel shields *1981 Brillion 12R22 heavy duty danish tine cultivator, row cranks, tunnel shields & guide cones *1978 Milton 12R22 beet drill, packer wheel update, Gandy boxes, kept indoors *1983 Swenson 10-12T beet cart, clean *1981 Lockwood 6R beet lifter *1981 Loftness #624 6R defoliator *1979 Hesston #65 6R defoliator

GRAIN DRILLS & TILLAGE EQUIP.: *Case IH 6200 42’ (3-14’) 6” press drills w/ dry fert, solid rubber press, fldg markers & factory end transport, clean unit **Wil Rich 3400 33’ spring std chisel plow w/ walking tandems around, wing gauge wheels & 3 bar Wil Rich harrow, very nice *IHC 490 28’ tandem disk, dual wing wheels *Ber-Vac 615 40’ cultivator/ soil conditioner *Herman 61’ harrow w/ spray kit *2) IHC 770 5 bottom 16” plows w/ tandem *Melroe 55’ 5 bar hyd harrow OTHER EQUIPMENT: *1992 Summers 66’ (36R22) 3pt sprayer w/ 300 gal tank, QT nozzles on 20” spacing *1974 Melroe 103 spray coupe, cab, 12v elec, 50’ booms, QT nozzles *Erskine 960R 8’ 3pt 2 stage double auger snow blower w/ hyd chute *1990 Prestige 540 RPM PTO ditch cleaner *1987 Woods B320 14’ rotary batwing mower *16’ tandem trailer w/ steel deck, 1000 gal tank, pump & vertical cone *Pleasure Products 2000 gal water tank *2) Westfield tailgate hyd drill fills *French Mfg 7’ W x16’ L twin hopper frame mount drill fill w/ PTO drive hyd pump *IHC 7 wheel rake, kept indoors *Some older equipment for iron *Some other farm misc, but very little

RICHARD & DANIEL KEMP, OWNERS - Hamilton, ND • Richard: 701-520-1790; Daniel: 701-265-8069 AUCTIONEERS & CLERK: Main Resource Equipment Auctions 2702 17th Ave. S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Dennis Biliske, Auctioneer, ND Lic 237, ND Clerk 624 phone 701-757-4015, fax 701-757-4016 “Decades of Knowledge - Steady Innovation - Top Results” email- website- TERMS: Cash, or good check in U.S. funds. All sales final. Statements made auction day take precedence over all previous advertising. Document fees will apply on titled vehicles, vehicle titles will be mailed.


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LARGE FARM RETIREMENT AUCTION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 • 10:30 AM LOCATION: 8287 94th Street NE, Munich, ND; From the junction of Highways 5 & 20 north of Munich - 1 mile north, 1-1/4 miles west & 1/4 mile north; or from Clyde, ND - 1 mile east and 1/4 mile north AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Ron has retired from a successful farming career. Please note a well kept line of quality equipment. Major machines have been kept indoors and all units have had excellent maintenance. Machinery will be selling by noon!! ONLINE BIDDING: Please visit for details on how to register in advance


FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Various

D6C 310 JD BACKHOE; 945 Liebherr excavator. Phone (204)352-4306.

2002 688 NH BALER, auto-wrap, 540 PTO, always shedded, $9,400. Phone:(204)767-2327.

HYD PULL SCRAPERS, 6-40-YDS caterpillar A.C./LePlant, LeTourneau, etc. PT & direct mount available. Bucyrus Erie, 20-yds, cable, $5000. PT motor grater $14,900; tires available. Phone: (204)822-3797. Morden, MB. WANTED: OLDER, SMALLER GRAVEL Screener in working order or not. Phone:(204)683-2221 or (204)683-2479.



*2008 JD 9770 STS, bullet rotor, premium cab, rock trap, 22’ unloading auger, bin ext., high cap feeder, deluxe header control pkg w/height sensor, fine cut chopper, Green Star harvest monitor w/ Y/M, no GPS display, 800/65R32 drive tires, 18.4-26 rears, adj. rear axle, two sets of concaves, excellent condition, used in small grain only, only 915 engine hrs., 636 sep. hrs., SN#727399 *2008 JD 936D 36’ rigid draper head, w/batt reel, F/A, 3” cut & factory transport, very good unit, SN#725730 *2008 JD 615P 15’ pkp. platform, w/ JD belt pkp, excellent condition, SN#725260


*1993 Vers. 976 Designation 6 4WD, CAH, 12 spd. std. trans., 4 hyd., 24.5-32 tires & duals-original rubber, only 5249 hrs., single owner, as sharp as you’ll find, SN#D93D611 *JD Green Star Auto Trac universal steering kit, w/Star Fire receiver, mobile processor & SF-1 key card, used in 976, will sell separately *1979 Case 2290 2WD, CAH, powershift, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 2 hyd., 18.4-38 tires & hub duals, front weights, only 4649 hrs. showing, SN#8843853 *1964 JD 4020 diesel, cab, 3 pt., 540/ 1000 PTO, hyd., 2 new matched 23.1-30 rear tires, sells w/JD 158 QT loader & bkt., adj front axle, clean unit, SN#82465


*1992 Kenworth T-600, 60” removable flattop sleeper, 60 series Detroit 11.1L engine, 400hp, 15 spd, 11-24.5 tires on all alum wheels, nearly new rubber all around, half fenders on rear, very clean truck, low miles showing *1988 Timpte 40’ alum hopper bottom trailer, 66” sides, 96” wide, 11-24.5 tires on steel disk wheels, good rubber, roll tarp & stainless rear doors, clean unit


*1979 GMC 7000 tag tandem, 366 V-8, 5/2 trans., elec./hyd. lift tag, good 9.0020 rubber around, 20’ Rugby box, hoist, 3 pc. endgate & roll tarp, pintle hitch & rear plumbing, single owner, only 70641 total miles, 8942 miles on complete new engine, sharp *1976 Chev C-60 single axle, 350 V-8, 4/2 trans, 9.00-20 tires, 16’ Grain Master box, hoist & roll tarp, pintle hitch, only 34493 miles showing, clean *1973 Chev C-60 single axle, 350 V-8, 4/2 trans, 8.25-20 tires, 15’ Westeel box, hoist & roll tarp, plumbed for drill fill, only 36211 act. miles, single owner, very sharp *1996 Chev 3500 1T 4x4 pickup, 350 Vortec V-8, auto. trans., Cheyenne pkg., a/c, tilt, cruise, 220300 miles, sharp-150 gal. fuel service unit w/12V pump, sells separately

*1981 Chev K-10 1/2T 4X4 pickup, OTHER EQUIPMENT: V-8, auto. trans.-200 gal. fuel service *Summers Ultimate 90’ sus. boom unit & tool box, sells separately sprayer, 1000 gal. tank, 200 gal. aux. *1966 Ford F-600 single axle, V-8, 4/2 tank, mix cone, 3-way nozzle bodies, trans., 9.00-20 tires, 15’ Knapheide steel windshields, SCS450 Raven controller, box, hoist & fitted tarp 14.9-46 tires, SN#A0523 *Single axle pup trailer, w/12’ wood *JD HX20 14’ rotary batwing mower, box, hoist & fitted tarp, kept indoors w/chain kit, airplane tires & small 1000 RPM drive, nice unit, SN#1791 TILLAGE EQUIPMENT & *LaPlante 10-11 yd. hyd. conversion AIR SEEDER: field scraper, good unit, SN#C108-486 *JD 680 41’ chisel plow, 3-section fold, *JD RK10-01 killifer/box scraper, 2 hyd. walking tandems around, wing gauge cyls. & clam closure to carry dirt, nice unit wheels, manual sgl. pt. depth control, *JD 6’ PT rotary mower Hiniker cold flow NH3, Summers heavy *IHC 400 Cyclo 8R30 pull-type planter, tine 3-bar harrow & new shovels may not be complete, call for details *Case IH 8500 45’ air hoe drill, *Sands fork-type rock picker 5-section fold, 7” spacing, twin *2-section yard drag compartment unit for seed/dry fert., full *9’ snow bucket for 158 loader run blockage monitor, fill auger & Atom *Fargo spray tank & trailer Jet seed points, kept indoors *500 gal. poly tank & skid, 300 gal. *Summers 72’ Super Harrow, 5-bar steel tank heavy tine harrow w/auto fold, tines *Gandy unit air granular unit (impl. mnt.) measure 22” *Floating gas engine pump & *Saturn 45’ chisel plow, 3-section fold, discharge hose front caster wheels, Hiniker cold flow *2) 1600 gal poly tanks NH3, 3-bar harrow *2) 2” gas engine transfer pumps *Herman 67’ culti harrow, 4-bar hyd. *12’ single axle dual wheel flatbed harrow w/70% teeth trailer, long pole *Wil-Rich 14’ 3 pt. cultivator COLLECTOR ITEMS: *Melroe 903 8 bottom 18” auto reset *MM G standard tread, gas, PTO, hyd., trailing plow SN#01603422- also MM G for parts GRAIN CART & SWATHERS: *Factory MM hyd. cylinder for G *EZ Trail 700 Grain Cart, very good *1976 Pontiac Bonneville 4-dr. sedan, 30.5-32 tires, electronic scale, PTO or V-8, auto. trans., a/c, pwl, vinyl interior, hyd. orbit drive, approx 650 bu., very 119551 miles, sgl. owner, nice condition clean kept indoors *1973 Polaris TX340 snowmobile, *MacDon Premier 1900 25’ auto fold kept indoors, single owner, 1584 miles pull-type swather, w/5-batt finger reel *2-place steel snowmobile trailer & canola end shear, kept indoors *2-wheel snowmobile dolly *Case IH (MacDon) 725 25’ auto fold ATV, LAWN MOWER & pull-type swather, w/batt reel, kept MISCELLANEOUS: indoors *2) Farm King canola rollers, 1 steel, *Polaris 400 4x4 ATV, auto. trans., true 1 poly 4x4 on demand, front & rear racks, 12V *2) 25’ steel batt reels for swathers Huskee boom & broadcast wand sprayer w/tank, clean unit, 1854 miles GRAIN HANDLING *JD 345 lawn & garden tractor, w/54” EQUIPMENT: deck, hyd. lift, grass catcher & twin *Westfield MK 130-71 13”x71’ auger, touch hydro, clean, 488 hrs. w/hyd. lift, low profile swing hopper & *Winnco 7000W gas engine generator hyd. orbit drive hopper dolly, nice unit *1 ph & 3 ph heavy drop cords & hoses *Sakundiak HD8-1400 8”x45’ auger, *110V fuel pump w/10 hp 3 ph elec. motor & 12V winch *Misc truck, imp & auto tires and for lift steel storage rack *Sakundiak HD8-1200 8”x39’ auger, *Used 23.1-30 tractor tire w/10 hp 1 ph elec. motor, like new *12) Front weights for JD 7830 *Sakundiak HD7-37 7” x 37’ auger, *Wood truss supports & plywood for w/18 hp B&S gas engine & Wheat Heart grain storage bunkers hyd. bin sweep *Gas & elec. power washers *Westfield jump auger, w/5 hp elec. motor *UHF business band radios, some digital *Mayrath 6”x27’ auger, w/elec. motor & *9-bolt dual rims & saddle tanks for additional utility auger IH tractor *Motomco 919 moisture tester, scale *12V broadcast seeder & charts *Case IH 1680/88 concaves & other parts *2) Sukup 7.5 hp 3 ph aeration fans *Weber gas grill & smoker *2) Edwards 7.5 hp 1 ph aeration fans *Craftsman push-type line trimmer, *5) Caldwell 3 hp aeration fans, yard cart, lawn sweeper & other 2) 3 ph, 3) 1 ph misc. yard items *3) LP gas bin heater units *Asst. elec motors, pumps, tarps & other *Assorted small aeration fans quality farm misc. too numerous to list *Unused galvanized aeration *Shop items & some assorted tools planking, (for 30’ bin) too numerous to list


Owners • Munich, ND 701-682-5352 or 701-370-1162 AUCTIONEERS & CLERK: Main Resource Equipment Auctions 2702 17th Ave. S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Ph. 701-757-4015 • Fax 701-757-4016 Email:

“Decades of Knowledge - Steady Innovation - Top Results” Dennis Biliske ND Lic. 237, ND Clerk 624

TERMS: Cash, or good check in U.S. funds. All sales final. Statements made auction day take precedence over all previous advertising. Document fees will apply on titled vehicles, vehicle titles will be mailed.

FERTILIZER SPREADERS 4T, $2000; 5T, $3000; 6T, $3500; 6T stainless, $4500; 6T Mobility, $5000; 10T tender, $2500; 16T tender, $5900; 18-ft Drillfill, $2500. Phone:(204)857-8403.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Augers JG MODULAR AUGER COMPONENTS. Eight sizes up to 12-in diameter. Galvanized tubing. Custom installations our specialty. Performance Feed Works, Wawanesa MB. Phone:toll free 1-866-903-2068.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Bins 2-2000 HOPPER BINS ON skids, Vidir/Sunrise $12,000 OBO Call St. Jean (204)758-3897. 4-2200-BU HOPPER BINS W/AERATION & fans. 2-2000-bu Westeel hopper bins w/aeration, no fans. 2-1650-bu Westeel bins on wood floors. 2-1600-bu Metal Industries hopper bins. Call for pricing Phone:(204)375-6547. BIG BINS & FLOORS at old prices, 20,000-56,000bu. bins holding prices until spring. NEW MOISTURE CABLES! Call Wall Grain for details (204)269-7616 or (306)244-1144 or (403)393-2662. CUSTOM BIN MOVING Book now! Fert Tanks. Hopper Bins/flat. Buy/Sell. Call Tim (204)362-7103 or E-mail Requests STORE KING HOPPER BINS: 3-5000-bu skid air; 6-3200-bu skids & 3 air; 6-2400-bu, 2 air; 6-4000bu, air; 5 flat bottom bins, various sizes. 9 Grain guard fans, used very little. Mover available. Phone:(204)658-3537. WESTSTEEL BINS 3- 2000-BUSHEL, 1- 3850, 14450, 2- Belen 2900 Bushel, Oak Bluff. Phone:(204)895-8326 or (204)795-4191.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Dryers NEW MC DRYERS IN STOCK w/canola screens 300-2,000 BPH units. Why buy used, when you get new fuel efficient & better quality & control w/MC. Call Wall Grain for details (204)269-7616 or (306)244-1144 or (403)393-2662.


WALINGA GRAIN VACS Tired of shovelling out your bins, unhealthy dust and awkward augers? Walinga manufactures a complete line of grain vacs to suit your every need. With no filters to plug and less damage done to your product than an auger, you’re sure to find the right system to suit you. Call now for a free demonstration or trade in your old vac towards a new

Walinga agri-Vac! Fergus, On: (519) 787-8227 carman, MB: (204) 745-2951 Davidson, SK: (306) 567-3031


Feedlot Cleaning Business For Sale 3 John Deere Spreaders 3 Massey Tractors Case Crawler Loader Gooseneck Trailer Dodge Diesel Truck Two Way Radios Tool Box Spare Tires Etc.

Must Sell

$79,000 obo Work Ready

For More Info call Jim @ 204-325-2149 Winkler, MB


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

CONTRACTING CONTRACTING Custom Harvest WILL DO CUSTOM HARVESTING: Peas, cereals, canola, & soybeans. Flex heads, straight heads & PU headers. Professional operation fully insured. Phone:(204)433-7557 or (701)520-4036.


CASE W14 WHEEL LOADER, well maintained, $17,500. Case 450 Crawler dozer, 6-way blade, $17,500. Cat 931 crawler loader, Powershift trans, pedal steer, good undercarriage, $13,500. Phone (204)525-4521.

FOR SALE: 499 12-FT NH Haybine, in VGC, asking $6250; NH 275 Manure spreader, VGC, $2000. Phone:(204)526-7687 or (204)723-2034, Treherne.

WaTRoUs, sK. Fax: 306-946-2444

NEW & USED TRACTOR PARTS NEW COMBINE PARTS Large Inventory of new and remanufactured parts

FOR SALE: 688 NEW Holland round baler; 1475 16-ft New Holland haybine. Phone:(204)449-2209 or (204)449-2344. FOR SALE: 6-ROW 30-IN Cressoni chopping corn head in VGC. Phone:(204)379-2031, St Claude. SELF-LOADING SILAGE WAGON rotary cutter, 30-CU meters, good working order, $18,500 OBO. 2010 MF 10 wheel carted V-rake, as new condition, $4,500 OBO. Phone: (204)373-2162.

STEINBACH, MB. Ph. 326-2443


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1020 IH FLEX-HEAD, 25-FT, new knives & guards 1-yr ago, $7500. Phone:(204)348-2795 or (204)348-2802.

GOODS USED TRACTOR PARTS: (204)564-2528 or 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB.

TEN SILAGE 30-IN. STRETCH rolls, $88; Bunker covers 5.3 cents sq.ft.; Also vinyl hay tarps 16 ounces square yard, $280 each. (204)522-8514.

2008 CASE-IH 2588 combine w/2015 PU, 476 sep hrs, 594 engine hrs, Pro 600 monitor, y/m, rice tires, shedded, heavy soil machine, $193,000. (204)735-2886, (204)981-5366.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Caterpillar Lexion 2009 LEXION 595R 760ENG, 550Sep, loaded machine, GPS/mapping. All maint. records. $275,000. Headers available. Phone:(701)521-0581.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Ford/New Holland COMBINE FORD NH 1988 TR96, 971 header, 2,276 engine hrs, 1,875 sep hrs, good shape; Also 973 25-ft. flex header. Phone (204)745-6231

FARM MACHINERY Combine – John Deere 1991 JD 9600 COMBINE, 914 PU, sunny brook cyl, fore & aft, green star moisture & bushels, 3,000-hrs, A1 condition, $45,000 OBO. (204)758-3897, St Jean. 2004 9760 STS LOADED w/PU, big rubber, 1316 separator, asking $139,000; Also 2006 630F w/air bar, excellent condition, $29,000. Phone:(204)436-2364 or (204)750-1019. 2005 JD 630 FLEX, poly skids, dividers, single point, full finger auger, HHS, stubble lights, 100-ac on green light, nice condition. Phone:(204)723-5000. 2011 JD 9770 COMBINE, Premier cab, 615 PU, small grains concave, Contour Master, 22.5-ft. auger, duals, 55 engine hrs, like new. Phone (204)467-2109, after 8:00pm 930 FLEX HEAD, 2 available, 1 w/carry air reel. Also have Header trailers, 30-ft & 36-ft in stock. Phone:(204)746-6605 or (204)325-2496. JD 222 STRAIGHT CUT header w/Sunflower attachment, asking $3,800. Phone (204)822-3856 or (204)362-0732.

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Spraying EquipmEnt FARM MACHINERY Sprayers 1996 FLEXICOIL 65 130-FT. 1,000 US gallons, 18.x4-26 tires 10 ply, basic on/off monitor, disc markers, nozzles XR8003 or 11003-50 mesh, rebuilt pump & solenoids & boom cyls, spent $1,200. (204)746-5507 or (204)746-8122, St Jean. 2000 AG CHEM ROGATOR 854, 4,590-hrs, 800gal SS tank, 2 sets of tires, runs excellent, 60/90-ft. booms, Raven Monitor, $67,900 OBO. Phone Bernie (204)825-8558. 2001 NH SF550 SPRAYER equivalent to Rogator 554, 2,300-hrs, 5.9 Cummins, 660-gal. SS tank, 90ft. booms, pressure washer, chem inductor, EZ steer, EZ boom, mapping. Triple nozzle bodies w/5 & 10-gal tips, 2 sets of tires, 23.1x26 & 9.5R44, excellent condition, $78,000. (204)763-8896, Minnedsoa, MB. 2006 AG CHEM ROGATOR 1074, 2,900-hrs, 1,080-gal SS tank, 60/100-ft. booms, auto steer mapping equipped. Raven 5000 monitor 4 new floaters, 2 new skinny tires, runs excellent, field ready, $139,900. Phone Bernie (204)825-8558. 96-FT. FLEXICOIL SERIES 62 PT sprayer, wind screens, pump only 4 yrs old, 800-gal tank, foam markers, $2,175. Phone Bernie (204)825-8558. BRANDT SB 4000 PT sprayer, 100-ft. suspended boom, 1,600-gal US tank, rinse tank, Raven controller, Norak boom height, chem handler, windcones, triple nozzle bodies, 5 section plumbing, frost kit, 380/85Rx46 tires, excellent condition, $42,000. 30.5Rx32 tires on rims avail. Flexicoil model 65 PT sprayer, 100-ft. wind curtains, hyd pump, double nozzles, foam marker, 800-gal Imp, good condition, $4,300. (204)635-2625, cell (204)268-5539, Stead. FELIXCOIL 67XL 90-FT. SUSPENDED boom sprayer, hyd drive, wind screens, 1,200-gal tank, $20,000 OBO. Phone Harder Farm Ltd (204)745-0187, Carman. SPRAY AIR 90-FT 3-PT sprayer, asking $1500. Phone:(204)248-2407 or (204)526-5225.

CASE-IH 8575 LARGE SQUARE Baler, GC; Inland 4000 square bale picker, GC; 2004 1475 NH haybine, VGC. Phone:(204)467-5984 leave msg, Stonewall.

1998 JD 925 R w/PU reel, new wobble box, always shedded, $8500; 1994 224 JD header w/Lucke sunflower pans, $4500. Phone:(204)325-2468.

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Air Drills

230/930 STRAIGHT CUT RIGID headers, starting from $5,750. Phone Bernie (204)825-8558.

1994 JD 787/730 air disc drill, 44-ft., new discs, carbide scrapes, many bearings, shovels, markers, tank is like new, always shedded, field ready, $21,900. Bernie (204)825-8558.

HESSTON 565T ROUND BALER, land core, new belts, good condition. $6,500, offers considered. Cell:(204)857-1873 or House:(204)637-2425. JD 1991 535 ROUND baler, nice shape, $9000; Looking for JD 8820 or a 9600 Combine; Phone:(204)638-8415.

GLEANER 327 STRAIGHT cut header, 27-ft bat reel, new knives, shedded, asking $3000; one header carrier for $1200. Phone:(204)248-2407 or (204)526-5225.

NH 853 ROUND BALER, new chain & PU, rebuilt PU last year, $3,500. (204)722-2023

SILAGE SPECIAL JD COVEREDGE net wrap or twine, 2007 #582 SS w/14 spring loaded serrated knives for dense pack option. Reverser. 4-ft. wide x5-ft. diameter. Shedded & JD inspected. GR (204)534-7843.

FARM MACHINERY Hay & Harvesting – Mower Conditioner FOR SALE: 1997 NH 1475 haybine, 2300 header, good condition, $8,500 OBO. Phone (204)827-2070, Glenboro, MB. NH 1475 16-FT MOWER conditioner, shedded & in good condition. Phone:(204)655-3391.

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Swathers 2002 8152 30-FT MACDON swather w/mounted roller, 1900 engine, bought new, VGC, asking $55,000. Phone:(204)436-2364 or (204)750-1019. FOR SALE: 1996 MASSY 220 25-ft swather, diesel, Shumacher drive, 2330-hrs, U2 PU reel, real good condition, asking $25,000. Phone:(204)825-7427 night, (204)825-0132, Charles. MACDON WESTWARD 9250 SWATHER in excellent condition, 25-ft 972 header, always shedded, low hours, canvas & knife very good. Asking $60,000 OBO. 25% non-refundable deposit will hold until on or before Sept 1, 2012. Elm Creek, Jim Phone:(204)745-8007, (204)745-3543 home.

CASE IH/CONCORD ATX5010, 10-IN, 50-ft, excellent condition, w/Case IH/2300 tank, 3 1/2-in Dutch openers, lots of maintenance done. $34,900. Phone:(204)391-1011 or Email:

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Air Seeders

NH BALING WAGON MODEL 1033; Heston small square baler model 4600, centre feed, hyd tension, plus silo guard attachment, like new condition. Phone:(204)886-2960, Teulon.

VERMEER BALER 605XL, EXCELLENT condition, asking price $17,500. Phone:(204)739-3667.

2008 BOBCAT T250, 1100-hrs CAH, hiflo hyd. VG tracks, excellent machine. Asking $31,000. Phone:(701)521-0581.

FOR SALE: 1 TUBE line model 5500 bale wrapper. Phone (204)347-5761.


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C & C DIGGING, ditching, dug outs, clean outs, lagoons, demolition, land clearing, disking, heavy disc rentals, manure stockpiling, verticle beater manure spreading, dirt & gravel hauling w/track hoes, long-reach track hoe, bulldozer, loader, trucks, laser & brush cutter. Phone:(204)749-2222 (204)856-3646.


2009 JD 946 DISCBINE, flail conditioner, 2-pt hookup, like new, only cut 1000-ac.; 2002 NH 688, excellent shape; 2004 RB56 Challenger baler, wide pickup, mesh wrap, fully auto., 9000 bales;Tonuttie 6-wheel V-rake, no broken teeth, ready to rake; 1999 JD 1600 moco, 14-ft cutter. Phone:(204)371-5478.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Accessories

VERMEER 605 J round baler, good condition, always stored inside. Phone:(204)851-5810 or (204)855-3268. Oak Lake, MB.

PRAIRIE SILAGE SERVICES are now taking bookings for the 2012 silage season in Western MB & Eastern SK. We offer full, efficient service at competitive rates, for ensilaging alfalfa, grain & corn crops. Call Alec (204)867-0939.

2002 NH DISC BINE model 1432 serial 661357 price $14,000, ready to go to work. Phone Roland (204)372-6201 Kris (204)308-0256.

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

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Baling

ALLAN DAIRY IS TAKING bookings for the 2012 silage season. For more information call (204)371-1367 or (204)371-7302.

PASTURE PIPELINE SYSTEMS, we can do complete instillation of your shallow buried pipeline & water trough systems. Howard Ganske, Cartwright, MB. Phone:(204)529-2464. Email

1984 1480 IH COMBINE, real clean, $20,000 work order, $11,500; 4400 Vers swather 22-ft., new canvas, cab, $2,900. (204)529-2091 or (204)529-2046, Cartwright.

FARM MACHINERY Parts & Accessories

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

FARM MACHINERY Parts & Accessories USED JD CRAWLER PARTS for 420, 440, 1010, 350B, 350C; 350 JD bucket; 4 cyl reefer engines & electric motors; 1 truck reefer MD2; used KD2 reefer parts & rebuilt compressors; 1956 Chev 1-Ton truck 6 cyl engine. (204)667-0675, (204)227-7333.

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

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210 SERIES FH 424-28 w/2115 tank, extended to 169-bu. new cross auger, new shaft monitor, new clutch, liquid kit, 7-in. fill auger, 3 quarter inch openers used 1 season, field ready, $10,000 firm. (204)967-2009, Kelwood, MB. FLEXI-COIL 33-FT 800 W/1610 plus tank, new 3.5in shovels, new primary hoses, markers. Tank has been sand blasted & painted, new auger, $18,500 OBO. Phone:(204)325-2468.

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Tillage FARM KING 60-FT HARROW bar spring harrows, low wear, good condition, asking $1200. Phone:(204)248-2407 or (204)526-5225.

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Various FOR SALE: SUNFLOWER TANDEM disc 32-ft cflex in VGC. Phone:(204)379-2031,St Claude. JD TANDEM DISC AW model, 20-in. blades, 9-in. spacing, 13-ft. wide, good shape, $3,000 OBO. Phone (204)669-9626.

TracTors FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Allis/Deutz 1987 DUETZ 7085 FWA, open-station, 85hp, 5900-hrs, Allied 794 FEL $17,000. (204)525-4521

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – White 1985 4-270 WHITE, 270-300-hp, PTO, 4spd p-shift 4300-hrs, Asking $26,500. Phone:(204)322-5483 or (204)461-0854.


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FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

1990 CASE IH 7140, 198hp, MSWD, 3 remotes, 1000 PTO, 6875-hrs, new rubber, 420/85R28’s & 520/85R42 singles, $39,500 or $45,500 w/JD Starfire auto-steer system. Phone:(204)955-5562. Rosser, MB.

60-FT. HERMAN HARROW, $900; 25-ft. JD chisel & harrows, $1,800; 24-ft. Wilrich cultivator w/harrows, $900; 40-ft. Vibra shank w/harrows, $1,800; 41-ft. 7-in. Farm King auger w/13-HP Honda engine, $1,100; 8 wheel V rake, 3-PTH, $1,200; 12-ft. Richardson Hi-Dump, $1,150. (204)529-2091 or (204)529-2046, Cartwright.

1997 CASE STEIGER 9390 6,420-hrs, almost new 520/85Rx42 triples, 4 hyds, 24-SPD, weights, very good, $96,000. Phone (204)635-2625 or cell (204)268-5539, Stead.

70-FT SUMMERS HEAVY HARROW, $15,000; H-14 & H-17 Phoenix harrows flexheads JD 925, $6500; JD930, $7500; IH #1020 25-ft, $6000; #1015 Pickup header, $3000; IH #820, $2000; Vermeer #21 twin hydraulic rake, $4000; 14 wheel rake, $7000; 12 wheel, $6000; Hay conditioners, $800 up; Manure spreaders Meyers 550, $11,900; NH #800, $8000; New idea #3634, $4000; H&S 400BU, $3500; Gehl 310 Scavanger, $2500. Phone:(204)857-8403.

INTL B414 INCLUDES 3-PTH, forks, bucket, blade, snow blower, $8,000 OBO. Phone (204)766-2397.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – John Deere 1996 JD 8100, MFWD, 7500-hrs, 3PT quikhitch PTO 4Hyd., 14.9x46 duals & front duals, GPS ready. $60,000. Phone:(701)825-6247. FOR SALE: 7810 MFWD, PQ, LHR, 3-pt, new tires, low hrs; 7710 MFWD, PQ, LHR, 3-pt, new tires, low hrs; 7710 MFWD, PQ, RHS, 3-pt, v.g rubber, low hrs; 4650 MFWD, 15-SPD; 4455 MFWD, 3-pt, 15-SPD; 4455 MFWD, 15-SPD; 4250 MFWD, 3-pt, 15-SPD; 2950 MFWD, 3-pt, w/260 s/l FEL; 2950 MFWD, 3-pt, w/740 S.L FEL, grapple; 4440 quad, fact duals; 4240 quad, 3-pt; 2755 MFWD, 3-pt, w/245 FEL; 2555 MFWD, 3-pt, w/245 FEL, grapple; 2555 CAH, 3-pt, 4,600 hrs, w/146 FEL; All tractors can be sold w/new or used loaders. BEN PETERS JD TRACTORS LTD (204)828-3628 shop, (204)750-2459 cell. Roseisle, MB.

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JD 4440 W/6000-HRS, FACTORY duals, cab air/heat, 707 Leon loader w/quick-attach bucket. Phone:(204)427-2703.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Massey Ferguson 1985 3545 MF TRACTOR 2WD, 125 PTO HP, 4,500-hrs, trans 16 forward gears 8 reverse, $14,000. Phone (204)727-8038.

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1985 836 DESIGNATION 6, 4WD Versatile w/M10 Cummins engine, showing 6,875-hrs, plummed for air seeder, tires are 18.4x38 Goodyear’s, w/90% rubber left, tractor has PTO & in very good condition, very economical on fuel. Phone:(204)836-2293 & leave message. FOR SALE: 1985 VERSATILE 876 4-WD, 280HP, 20.8-38 tires, PTO, re-built power shift, always shedded, $25,000. Phone:(204)743-2173, Cypress River.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – 2 Wheel Drive STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER specializing in JD tractors in need of repair or burnt, or will buy for parts. JD parts available. Phone: 204-466-2927 or cell: 204-871-5170, Austin.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – 4 Wheel Drive 1978 VERS 825 SERIES II 250-HP newer inside drives, batteries, new seat, outback auto, 1,600-hrs on new engine, steer equipped, atom jet kit, $13,750. Bernie (204)825-8558. 1982 VERS 835, 235-HP, 20.8 tires, 5,100-hrs, air ride seat, outback auto steer equipped, runs excellent, $17,900. Phone Bernie (204)825-8558.


FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Various 1206 IHC; MINNEAPOLIS G; Minneapolis 670. Phone (204)352-4306.

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79 2670 CASE pwr shift, needs hyd pump, otherwise good, $3,000; 1984 Massey 2745 5,000-hrs, V8, 24-SPD, 150-HP, dual, pwr shift, good shape, but clutch won’t release, motor needs to be split, $5,000. (204)722-2023

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960 22-FT NH STRAIGHT header, converted to fit TR75 & TR85, $1000; 203 20-ft Co-op deep tiller, $1500; 3500-gal Wic manure tank, $2000; Irrigation system w/forty 40-ft lengths of 6-in aluminum pipe w/pump & quarter mile of hose on reel, $8000. Phone:(204)371-7374, Landmark.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous 1049 NH BALE PICKER, has new hyd pump, brakes, king pins, runs well; Case IH 685 tractor, w/cab, air, heater, 2255 CIH loader, 3-PTH, only 1600-hrs. Phone:(204)334-1378. 1978 FORD(700) 16X8 BOX, $2,900. Mayrath g.auger, 10x60, $1,150. 10-ft, 3P.H D.tiller $275. W/trade on misc. mach. Phone:(204)347-5995. St. Malo. 1980 JD TRACTOR 4440; 1979 JD combine 6620; 1980 GMC 3-ton truck; JD 21-ft Swather; 2 12-ft tandem discers; 7-in 36-ft auger. Phone Gerry (204)736-4296. 1983 MF 860 COMBINE, 9001 belt PU, chopper, chaff spreader, hopper ext, rear traction tires, 6-cyl, standard trans, VGC, always shedded, $6,400; 18-ft MF straight cut header w/sunflower attach, VCG, $1,000; JD 444 corn header, 4 x 36-in row, will fit MF combines, VGC, $2,600. Phone:(204)828-3396, Graysville. 1990 28-FT. IHC HOE drill built in transport, has new toews folding markers, asking $1,750; AC cultivator w/anhydrous applicator NH3 35-ft., asking $850. Phone (204)728-1861 or (204)720-3800. 1996 GREAT DANE 53-FT van trailer for storage, insulated, no leaks; 1996 Doepker 50-ft step deck, triple axle air ride, 22 winches, extendable lights, 2 storage compartments, excellent shape; 1995 Wabash 48-ft flat deck, triple axle, air ride winches; also all types of new goose necks, car haulers, utility & dump trailers available. Phone:(204)425-3518. 1998 FORD XL STANDARD cab 4x4 wheel drive, 4.2 engine 144,000-kms, $4470; 1 new 16-ft beavertail trailer tandem axles $2740 retail, spec $2625. Phone:(204)822-1354. 1 FARM KING 7X31-FT auger, 1 Sakundiak 7x41-ft auger, both 5hp w/electric motors; 1 Haysaver 3-PTH, 2-wheel hay rake, like new; 1 4-row row crop rolling cultivator w/new spiders. Phone:(204)745-2851. 2001 NH TS110 MFWD loader w/joystick, CAHR 3-pt, 4500-hrs, very tight, clean tractor; JD 450 hyd. push manure spreader; 1999 NH 1431 discbine, rubber rolls, well maintained, clean machine; JD 3100, 2x6 bottom plows w/coulters; 1996 Case 8465 baler, excellent condition, only 5000 bales; NH 116 MOCO, 14-ft cutter; Bueler 510 brush mower, 3-pt or trail type, like new. Phone:(204)381-9044. 2012 MANDAKO 45-FT LANDROLLER, low acres, like new. $29,000. Phone:(701)825-6247. 41 POOT 680 JD chisel plow w/summers 3 row harrows anhydrous kit & hitch. NH 680 manure spreader w/double beater. Phone:(204)375-6547.

BALERS JD 535, $5,900; JD 530, $3,900; JD 510, $1,500; New Idea 485, $3,500; Row Crop Cultivators 4-12R Lilliston 6-8R, priced to sell; Wishek 14ft. dics, $16,000; IH #760, $5,000; IH #770, $8,000;JD 16-ft. $4,000; Rippers DMI 5 shank, $10,900; 7 shank, $12,900; 10-ft. box scraper, $2,150; 12-ft., $2,450; Cattle squeeze, $1,600; Creep Feeder, $1,200; Hesston 2410 Disc 40-ft., $6,000. Phone (204)857-8403. BRENT 876 GRAIN CART w/tarp, 850-bu, excellent condition, $26,900; 2005 Kilbros 1400 grain cart w/tarp, 850-bu, $19,900; Kilbros 575 grain cart, 600-bu, new rubber, $14,900. Can convert all to hyd. (204)746-6605 CENTERLINE 220 GPS SYSTEM by Teejet, $800 OBO; 95-ft. Flexicoil #62 sprayer w/disc markers & foam markers, $3,800 OBO; New Honda GX120 2in. water pump, $425 OBO; Westfield 8x41 w/25-HP Kohler engine self propelled & wheat heart drag swing auger, $4,700 OBO; JD 9350 drill 3x10ft. w/drill carrier seed, fertilizer & grass seed attachment, $2,700 OBO; Haulall seed tanks 9x8-ft., $800 OBO. (204)746-8721 EQUINOX TANKS: LR 171 915 imperial gallons, vented lid, $495 SPC; LR 177 yellow 1250-gal tank $660 SPC, LR 175; black, 1250-gal $425 SPC, all 2-yr warranty. 6-ft Farm King mechanical swath roller mount, $625. A&T Sales LTD. Phone: (204)822-1354 or (204)823-1559. FORD REVERSIBLE REAR SCOOP, lever trip dump, 3-PTH, $475 OBO; 60-in Ford adjustable angle blade, 3-PTH, $350 OBO; MF 2 furrow plow, 3-PTH, $325 OBO, all in excellent working condition. Phone:(204)269-1056. FOR SALE: 1680 CASE IH combine 1993, Cummins DSL, specialty rotor, long auger, approx 2,850 eng hrs, straw chopper, rock trap, hopper topper. Well maintained & very reliable, always shedded, asking $35,000 OBO. Contact Claude (204)744-2501 home or (204)825-0001 cell. FOR SALE: 22-FT OF Morris 8011 seed-drills; 56-ft field sprayer w/400-gal aluminum tank; Degelman 4 bat stone picker, ground driven; Swath roller; JD umbrella (like new). All are in good shape. Phone: (204)748-1024. FOR SALE: 30-FT. JD straight header knife, will fit on 600 series, like new; 3 large grain concave JD will fit on axle flow, 60 & 70 series combine, like new; 3 chaffers sieve will fit on 8820 JD Titan II combine, sell cheap; Suitcase weight for Summer double disc, approx 2,000-lb; 8-ft. roller packer for Canola & Flax, sell cheap. (204)758-3417, (204)746-5727, St Jean, MB. FOR SALE 3350 BUS. Weststeel Rosco bin, new style door, ready to move, open to offers; 10-ft Farm King swath roller, open to offers. Phone:(204)822-3086. FOR SALE: NH 1465 9-ft. haybine, like new; also 12-ft. New Idea discbine #5212, good. Phone (204)526-2169, Holland. HEAVY DUTY BOX SCRAPERS, built with 5/8 steel, 2 hyd. cyl for larger tractors, 10-ft. $3,950. 12ft & 14ft superduty also available. All Sizes in Available. (204)746-6605 or (204)325-2496.


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FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Hereford


GRAVITY WAGONS: NEW 400-BU., $6,700; 600bu., $12,000; used 250-750-bu., $2,000 & up; Grain Carts 450-1,050-bu. Brent 610, $9,500; Brent 410, $8,500; JM 875, $20,000; Grain Screeners, $200 & up; Kwik Kleen 5 Tube, $4,000; 7 Tube, $6,500; Extra Screens, $150 each; Gehl 14-ft. haybine, $3,900; NH 116 Needs some work, $3,000; 9-ft. NH mower, $2,200; IH #1100, $1,500; Melroe plows 7-18, $3,000; 8-18, $3,000; 8-16, $3,000. Phone (204)857-8403.

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

REG POLLED HEREFORD BULLS, good selection of coming 2 yr olds, naturally developed, quiet, broke to tie, guaranteed, delivery available. Catt Brothers (204)723-2831 Austin, MB.


INTL 986 w/2350 Loader 3-pt & duals, NH 195 manure spreader, like new; IH 784 tractor & 2250 loader, 3-pt, 65 hp w/6800-hrs; Aloe quickie 790 loader & grapple w/JD mounts, like new; JD 3600, 2x5 bottom plows w/ coulters; Schulte rock picker; Vermier H baler, excellent older baler; 1996 Green Valley cattle trailer 6 1/2x24-ft. Phone:(204)425-3466.

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FOR SALE: 4-YR OLD polled black limousin bull, quiet, semen tested. Phone:(204)365-0066. Shoal Lake, MB.

JD 1995 790 ELC TRACKHOE, low hrs; Komatsu WA 320-1 3yd loader, JD 3830 16ft hay header; UH 122 trackhoe; Cat 631 scraped 24-yd; Bomag 170 PD packer Cummings motor. (306)236-8023

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JD 4995 16-FT DISCBINE 2009; also Honey Bee 25-ft grain header 47-ft flex coil 800 Deep Tillage; 45-ft Willrich Cultivator; Cummings 240bp skid mount clutch&trans; 860 MF PU & 20-ft grain. (306)236-8023. JD 8430 TRACTOR PTO, runs & looks good, $19,250; NH TV140 tractor w/grapple or manure fork, $60,000; NH TX66 w/Swathmaster PU, $27,500; JD 28-ft. heavy duty tandem discer, $10,500; JD 590 PT swather, excellent condition, $4,000; Sakundiak HD10-2000 PTO auger, asking $3,000. (204)825-4289 LODEKING 14-FT DRILLFILL; NH3 kit w/hyd shutoff; front fenders for JD MFWD tractor; 16-ft MacDon haybine, shedded; 31-ft Co-op deep tiller. Phone (204)386-2412, Plumas, MB. MOWERS WOODS 20-FT BATWING, $7500; JD #1518, $8500; Woods 10-ft, $3500; Woods 6-ft,$1600; JD 5-ft, $1000; Allied #2795 loader, $4500;Dual #340, $2000; New Skidsteer grapple-bucket, 1600; Pallet fork, $850; Hydraulic post auger, $2250; Danhauser 3-PTH auger, $1200; Shaver post pounder, $800; Doepker 7-yd scraper, $2500; JD 12-yd, $12,000; Degelman GD rock picker, $2500; Hay buster #106, $2500; Rockmaster 56 hy-raulic, $4900. Phone:(204)857-8403. NH 1475 14-FT HAYBINE w/2300 header, shedded & field ready, $12,800; New Concept Industries 150-bushel roller mix mill, shedded & excellent shape, $14,500; Used baler belts from BR780 NH baler, good shape, $150 per belt; Complete Xtra wide PU assembly for BR780 NH baler, in good shape, $1200; 4, 900x20 truck tires on rims, ready to go, good for farm use, $80 per tire. Phone:(204)425-3802. NH DISCBINE 1432, BEHLER 10 Wheel Rake, Mole Hill Leveler, all excellent condition. Shellmouth, MB. Phone:(204)564-2540. WANTED: 23.1X26 RIMS W/WO tires to fit JD 1900 commodity cart. Phone (204)825-0257. WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARMS, calving/foaling barn cameras, video surveillance, rear view cameras for RV’s, trucks, combines, seeders, sprayers and augers. Mounted on magnet. Calgary, Ab. (403)616-6610.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Wanted 91 OR 93 MCCORMICK Deering IHC combine, parts or whole combine. Phone:(204)737-2275 between 6 & 7 p.m. WANTED: 3-PT HITCH, 9-FT New Holland mower, any condition. Phone:(204)843-2917, early mornings or late evenings. WANTED: 6-FT. PRESS DRILL, 3-PTH sprayer. Phone (204)750-4000. WANTED: PARTS FOR JD offset disc; 28-ft model 6200 I.H.C drill w/factory transport; 20.8x38 duals for Case tractor. Phone:(204)768-2196.

SUMMER SHEEP & GOAT SALES 1st Thursday of Every Month July 5th 1PM Gates Open Mon.-Wed. 8AM-4PM Thurs. 8AM-11PM Friday 8AM-6PM Sat. 8AM-4PM For more information call: 204-694-8328 or Jim Christie 204-771-0753 Licence #1122

GRUNTHAL LIVESTOCK AUCTION MART. LTD. GRUNTHAL, MB. Agent for T.E.A.M. Marketing Regular cattle sales every Tuesday @ 9 am Accepting holstein calves every Tuesday to be sold at noon Saturday, June 23rd Horse and Tack sale Tack @ 10 am / horses @ 1 pm Please note: We will be accepting livestock till 8pm Friday, June 22nd and until 12 noon sale day.


Livestock Handling Equipment for info regarding products or pricing, please call our office. We also have a line of Agri-blend all natural products for your livestock needs. (protein tubs, blocks, minerals, etc) For on farm appraisal of livestock or for marketing information please call Harold Unrau (Manager) Cell 871 0250 Auction Mart (204) 434-6519 MB. Livestock Dealer #1111

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BATTLE LAKE FARM HAS PB Black & Red yearling Angus bulls & 2, 2 yr old Red bulls for sale. Phone (204)834-2202, Carberry.

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

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IRON & STEEL 2 1/8, 2 3/8, 2 7/8, 3 1/2-in oilfield pipe; 3/4, 7/8, 1in sucker rod; 4.5, 5.5, 7-in., 8 5/8, 9 5/8s casing pipe. (204)252-3413, (204)871-0956. FULL LINE OF COLORED & galvanized roofing, siding & accessories, structural steel, tubing, plate, angles, flats, rounds etc. Phone:1-800-510-3303, Fouillard Steel Supplies Ltd, St Lazare.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Black Angus BLACK MEADOWS ANGUS OFFERS for sale large selection of yearling Angus Bulls & 2 Herd Sires. Blood line’s include HF TIGER, Remitall Rachis, Remitall Hold Mine & others. All bulls are fertility tested. EPD’s & weigh sheets available. Call Bill (204)567-3782. DRUMHAGGART LTD HAS 2 yearling Reg AI sired Black Angus bulls for sale. One: March/11(81lbs), sire Sitz Upward, Dam Bennet Total/Dateline. Second: April/11(80-lbs), sire Providence, Dam Bennet Total/Bando. Semen tested & breeding soundness examined. $2500 each, firm. Beausejour, John or Corina (204)268-4478. FOR SALE:15 Black Angus yearling bulls. Phone Holloway Angus (204)741-0070 or (204)483-3622 Souris, MB. FOR SALE: 3 & 4-yr old black angus bulls, quiet, semen tested. Phone:(204)365-0066. Shoal Lake, MB.

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CONRAY CATTLE CO-FOR SALE by private treaty, PB Red Simmental yearling bulls, polled thick high performance bulls. Will keep until spring. Semen tested & delivered. Call (204)825-2140 evenings, Connor or Gayle.

YEARLING RED ANGUS BULLS for sale, semen tested & guarenteed w/papers, Phone: (204)252-3136 or (204)871-2197 after 5:00 p.m.

CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE at the farm. Good selection, come and take a look. Walking Plow Charolais, Phone:(204)427-2589. FOR SALE: YEARLING & 2 yr old Charolais bulls, coloured & white, quiet, tested, delivered, $2,100. Wayne Angus (204)764-2737, Hamiota. MARTENS CHAROLAIS 2-YR OLD & yearling bulls, sired by Specialist, (consistant thickness) Dateline for calving ease & performance. Red-Mist (Red factor). Nobleman 3-yr old bull. For beef bulls Martens Charolais. Phone:(204)534-8370.




LIVESTOCK Cattle – Gelbvieh FOR SALE: POLLED YEARLING Fullblood & PB Gelbvieh bulls, semen tested & guaranteed. Birth weights from 79-98-lbs. Gofflot Bar 2 (204)854-2530. POLLED YEARLING GELBVIEH BULLS & also Red Angus Gelbvieh cross bulls. Birthweight from 72-lbs. Phone Wayne at Selin’s Gelbvieh (306)793-4568, Stockholm SK.

FOR SALE: 2 YEARLING Simm bulls (1 Polled) 1 (2 yr old) polled Simm bull. I am calving heifers to this bull now. 1 mature polled Simm bull. I have calves to see, all born unassisted to cows out in the pasture. Also consigning to “Transcon Cattle Country Simmental & Charolais Bull Sale.” Neepawa Apr 12th. 3 yearling Simm bulls (2 polled) Delight Simmentals (204)836-2116 St. Alphonse, MB. POLLED 2 YR OLD & yearling, PB & Fullblood Simmental bulls; 10 cow/calf pairs. Acomb Valley Simmentals (204)865-2246, Minnedosa.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Various 20 MIXED BRED HEIFERS bred to easy calving reg Hereford bull, start calving 3rd week of July. Phone (204)379-2408, St Claude.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Wanted Wanted 150 bred cows to buy or lease to own Worried about tax problems? I am willing to buy your cows over time or lease to own. Early calving preferred. I can take your entire herd old and young. I am willing to take them now.

TIRED OF THE HIGH COST OF MARKETING YOUR CALVES?? 300-700 LBS. Steers & Heifers Rob: 528-3254, 724-3400 Ben: 721-3400 800-1000 LBS. Steers & Heifers Don: 528-3477, 729-7240

Contact: D.J. (Don) MacDonald Livestock Ltd. License #1110 Horses

1 QUALITY YEARLING PB horned bull, no papers, out of a perfect uddered heavy milking Polled cow. Phone Francis Poulsen (204)436-2284 or (204)745-7894, Elm Creek.

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KELLN SOLAR SUMMER/WINTER WATERING System, provides water in remote areas, improves water quality, increases pasture productivity, extends dugout life. St. Claude/Portage, 204-379-2763.


LIVESTOCK Cattle – Hereford

POLLED HEREFORD YEARLING BULLS. Call Vern Kartanson (204)867-2627 or (204)867-7315, Minnedosa.

HAY BUSTER BIG BITE H1000, new v-belts last year, 2/3 good sides of hammers left. For more info Phone:(204)868-5040.

JOHN HILL OF THE RM of Lawrence intends to sell private land “SE 23-28-16 W, NW 23-28-16 W, NW 35-28-16 W” along w/following crown lands, SE 28-28-16 W, NW 28-28-16 W, NE 28-28-16 W, SW 27-28-16 W, NW 27-28-16 W by unit transfer. If you wish to comment or object to this transfer write Director, MAFRI Agricultural Crown Land, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa MB, R0J 1E0.

REG PURE BRED RED Angus yearling bulls & two 2-yr old bulls for sale. Semen tested, guaranteed ,papers & delivered. Call Don (204)422-5216.

2 TWO-YR OLD BULLS. Not overconditioned. One Red factor, above average testicular, semen tested, on grass & ready to go. Excellent feet & legs, delivered. Ian Milliken. Phone:(204)877-3346, Reston.

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FOR SALE: 45 YEARLING Black Angus bulls, excellent quality, $2,000-$2,500 & some 2 to 4 yr old bulls. Merlin Scott (204)835-2087, McCreary, MB.

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TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN, OFFERING bulls by private treaty, 30 yearling & 2-yr olds, Limousin & Limousin Angus, black & red, polled, performance or calving ease for heifers, out cross blood lines, your source for quality Limousin genetics. Call Art (204)685-2628 or (204)856-3440.

CEE FARMS MAINE-ANJOU HAS for sale yearling & 2 yr old Maine-Anjou bulls, all solid colour, all Polled. Tested & guaranteed, delivery avail. Moderately priced. (204)476-6447, leave msg.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Black Angus


LIVESTOCK Horses – Quarter Horse REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE PERFORMANCE stallion for sale. Tivio Pep San, sired by Sonny Pep San grullo. 15 hands, EUA tested, 15 years. Asking $1600 Phone:(204)762-5892.

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LOOKING, HOPING? ...For a best friend, a romantic happy relationship. CANDLELIGHT MATCHMAKERS can help make it all happen! Confidential, Photos & Profiles to selected matches. Affordable, local, 1 recent & 1 upcoming Wedding! Serving MB, SK, NW Ontario. Call/Write for info: Box 212, Roland, MB, R0G 1T0, (204)343-2475.

PETS PETS & SUPPLIES 2 BORDER COLLIE FEMALE puppies for sale, father is excellent cattle dog, $150. Phone: (204)685-2376. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPS, ready early July, Black tri’s & bi’s, males & females, Hangin’ Tree bloodlines, bred to work stock, pictures available, reasonably priced to farm & ranch homes. (204)859-0064 BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES, purebred. Black & tan, parents excellent family dogs, ready to go, 4 females & 1 male. Phone:(204)824-2571, Brandon. BLUE HEELER PUPS BORN June 2 2012, mother is Blue Merle & father is Red Heeler. Excellent cattle dogs. Phone:(204)425-7702 or (204)371-5120. FOR SALE: APPROX. 150 whole frozen rabbits, suitable for pet food. Average 6-lbs each. Phone Gary:(204)749-2006 or Cell:(204)723-0082.

PUMPS BERKELEY IRRIGATION PUMP, PTO, wheels 4in inlet, 2 20-ft pipes, $1200. Phone:(204)745-3072.

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Cottages & Lots 3 BDRM COTTAGE at Lake Manitoba Narrows, fully winterized & furnished, new 24x24-ft. garage, walking distance to lake, lot size 145-ft.x175-ft. For more info call (204)646-4047 or cell (204)280-9180.

REAL ESTATE Houses & Lots NEW READY TO MOVE homes. 28x44, 1,232-sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $68,000; 30x44, 1,320-sq.ft., 3 bdrm, $75,000; 1,520-sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, $85,000. Marvin Homes Inc. (204)326-1493 or (204)355-8484. OLDER ONE BDRM HOUSE for sale, to be moved, 38x20, tin roof & newer siding. Located near Dauphin. Phone:(204)638-7320. Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794.


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We BUY used oil & filters Collection of plastic oil jugs Glycol recovery services Specialized waste removal Winter & Summer windshield washer fluid Peak Performance anti-freeze ( available in bulk or drums )

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Vanderveen Commodity Services Ltd. Licensed and Bonded Grain Brokers

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

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PEDIGREED SEED PEDIGREED SEED Cereal – Various JAMES FARMS LTD: AC Barrie & AC Carberry Wheat, Leggett & Summit Oats, Hanley Flax, Various Canola, Sunflower & Soybean seed varieties, Forage seed. Customer processing. Seed treating & delivery available. Early payment discounts. For info (204)222-8785, toll free 1-866-283-8785, Winnipeg.

REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Manitoba Interlake Farmland Meleb, MB. 157acres, 60/40 hay & mature trees, alongside water source 3 miles E of Hwy 7. $59,900.(204)477-9140,


2600-ACRE BLOCK, ALL GRASS divided into 5 rotational grazing units. Good water, fences, facilities. 3-brdm house. Phone:(204)967-2290.


SCENIC MINNEDOSA AREA MIXED farm w/631-acres. House, barns, shop, quonset, cattle sheds, grain storage & more. This is a beautiful property with the Little Saskatchewan River running through. Contact Rick Taylor, Homelife Home Professional Realty, (204)867-7551, email or website

ALFALFA, BROME, TIMOTHY, FESCUE, Sweet Clover, Orchard Grass, Pasture & Forage Blends, German Red & Crown Millet, seed. Leonard Friesen (204)685-2376 or (204)871-6856, Austin, MB. CERISE RED PROSO COMMON MILLET seed & Common Crown Millet at $0.40/lb. 90%+ germination, 0% Fusarium Graminearum. Makes great cattle feed, swath grazed, dry or silage bale. Very high in protein. Energy & drought tolerant. Sold in 50-lb bags. $0.16 contracts available for 2012 crop year. 2000+ satisfied producers. 9th Year in Business! Millet King Seeds of Canada Inc. Reynald (204)379-2987 or (204)526-2719 cell & text (204)794-8550. Leave messages, all calls returned.

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

MILLET SEED: Crown, Red & White Proso variety. Golden German & Red Siberian Foxtail variety. Cleaned & bagged. Harder Farm Ltd, Carman, MB. (204)745-0187, ask for Evan.

RON WIEBE AGENCIES has clients looking for 2 sections of land South of Trans-Canada Highway. Please Call Ron:(204)822-5433, or email


Box 144, Medora, MB. R0M 1K0 Ph: 204-665-2384


Also Buying Brown & Yellow Flax & Field Peas Farm Pickup Available CGC Licensed and Bonded Call Cal Vandaele the “Rye Guy” Today!

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Brokers of high/low vomi wheat and barley, corn, rye, feed pea canola and soybeans. Farm pickup prices available. Darcy Caners 204-415-3485 Colin Hoeppner 204-415-3487 Fax 204-415-3489

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Precision Ag Specialist, Position 1761 (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Hemisphere GPS, a leading manufacturer of GPS guidance systems, has an opening for a Precision Ag Specialist. This position is a technical support role with duties including sales and support of Hemisphere GPS and Outback Guidance Products responsible training, developing and supporting channel partners and customers with the technical aspects of Hemisphere’s products. Extensive travel is required. Two years experience in product support or technical documentation and a minimum 2 year post-secondary education in a related field. Above average communication, with advanced electronic, hydraulic and mechanical aptitude, with basic product management experience. Farming or AG knowledge is considered a plus. Salary plus bonus. Apply • Please visit web-site: and then proceed to Employment and Current Opportunities to apply directly for position. Attn. Sales Manager, Hemisphere GPS 326 Saulteaux Crescent Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3T2 • No phone calls please

Hemisphere GPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer FARMERS, RANCHERS, SEED PROCESSORS BUYING ALL FEED GRAINS Heated/Spring Threshed Lightweight/Green/Tough, Mixed Grain - Barley, Oats, Rye, Flax, Wheat, Durum, Lentils, Peas, Canola, Chickpeas, Triticale, Sunflowers, Screenings, Organics and By-Products √ ON-FARM PICKUP √ PROMPT PAYMENT √ LICENSED AND BONDED SASKATOON, LLOYDMINSTER, LETHBRIDGE, VANCOUVER, MINNEDOSA



CORN SEED $25/ACRE. Lower Cost Alternative for Grazing & Silage. High Yield & Nutrition 7 to 9-ft. Tall. Leafy Early 2200 to 2350 CHU’s –Open Pollinated Varieties. Phone (204)723-2831.

320-AC ALFALFA GRASS HAY, can be fenced for pasture. St. Laurent. Phone:(204)646-2060 or (204)739-3494.

CROWN & RED MILLET for sale, cleaned & bagged. Phone Doug:(204)745-3370 or (204)745-7602. Carmen, MB.



CINCINNATI MILLING MACHINE; Metal lathe; 10ft. Chicago break; large truck/tractor tire changer. Phone (204)352-4306.

360-AC OF NATIVE PASTURE w/some bush. Dugouts & natural water. Excellent perimeter fence & cross fenced into 3x80-ac & 1x120-ac to accommodate rotational grazing. East of St.Laurent. Municipal road on 3 sides. Never over-grazed. Asking $275/acre. Phone:(204)646-2543.

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EXISS ALUMINUM LIVESTOCK TRAILERS. NEW STOCK. 10-yr Warranty. Prices starting at $15,100. Leasing available. Available at Sokal Industries Ltd. Phone: (204)334-6596 e-mail:

Specializing in: • Corn, wheat, sunflower, canola, soymeal, soybeans, soy oil, barley, rye, flax, oats (feed & milling) • Agents of the CWB • Licensed & bonded

BRAND NEW ATVS, DIRTBIKES & go-carts; 110cc $699; 125cc $899; 150cc $1,375; 250cc $1575; 300cc $2495; W/6 mth warranty. Phone:(204)727-1712.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Motorcycles CANADA’S LARGEST HELMET SELECTION & shields. Trade-ins taken, for new & used parts, etc. For motorcycles, motocross, snowmobiles, scooters, mopeds & much more. CANADIAN, 981 Main St. Winnipeg, R2W 3P6. Phone:(204)582-4130. Parts etc. for most CHINESE MX bikes.


RED 7X20 NORBERT TRAILER, $6000 OBO Phone Don Ferguson:(306)435-3634. Moosomin, SK.

TRAILERS Trailers Miscellaneous We are buyers of farm grains.

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES All Terrain Vehicles “Naturally Better!” Soybean Crushing Facility (204) 331-3696 Head Office - Winkler (888) 974-7246 Jordan Elevator (204) 343-2323 Gladstone Elevator (204) 385-2292 Somerset Elevator (204) 744-2126 Sperling Elevator (204) 626-3261


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


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Toll Free: 888-974-7246 SEED/FEED MISCELLANEOUS Hay & Straw FOR SALE: 250 LARGE, ROUND hay bales, Alfalfa brome, no rain, good quality, excellent condition. $45/each. Can arrange delivery. Phone:(204)746-5121. FOR SALE: SMALL SQUARE Wheat Straw bales. Phone (204)347-5761.


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

2008 TIMPTE 40-FT x 72-in AG hoppers 24.5 alum outsides, good condition. $28,000. Phone: (701)825-6247.


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Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited is currently recruiting for a Sales Representative for Gladstone and surrounding area Responsibilities: • Call directly on customers and prospects to promote, sell and provide superior service for line-up of top quality Pioneer® brand products. • Warehouse, invoice and deliver products. • Conduct on-farm yield trials. Qualifications:  • Excellent knowledge of local area with an agricultural background. • Motivated and personable with desire to build relationships with customers. • An attitude of continual self-improvement. • Computer skills are an asset. • Candidate must live in area or be willing to relocate. Renumeration:  • This is a fully commissioned sales position. Excellent supplemental income opportunity for a local farm operator. Please send cover letter & resume to: 

75.76 ACRES. BEAUTIFUL LARGE yard. Mature shelter belts around yard. Several large buildings wired. Water & hydro. Nice neighbours-me! 10-mi NE of Selkirk, Rd 33-80076. $149,000. Call Harry (204)482-7251. NOTICE: GILBERT SOUCY of Laurier, MB intends to sell private land (SW 13-22-16W) quarter to Collin Gamache who intends to acquire the following Crown Lands 80-acs of (NW-16-22-16) quarter by unit transfer. If you wish to comment on or object to this transfer write Director MAFRI Agricultural Crown Lands PO Box 1286, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 or e-mail

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Contact Denis or Ben for pricing ~ 204-325-9555

NOW BUYING Confection and Oil Sunflowers, Brown & Yellow Flax and Red & White Millet Licensed & Bonded P.O. Box 1236 129 Manitoba Rd. Winkler, MB. R6W 4B3

Advertise your unwanted equipment in the Classifieds. Call our toll-free number and place your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget to ask about our prepayment bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! 1-800-782-0794.

CAREERS Construction CARPENTERS, SKILLED LABORERS AND SITE SAFETY SPECIALIST REQUIRED. The FWS Group of Companies, a leading design-build contractor, is recruiting for Carpenters, Skilled Laborers & a Site Safety Specialist for our Industrial construction jobsites in Southern Manitoba. The successful candidate will possess: a productive, efficient work ethic with a positive team based attitude. Valid driver’s license & reliable transportation. Suitable qualifications as listed on our website. We offer competitive wages commensurate with level of experience & skills, group health & dental benefits, an employer sponsored retirement plan, as well as opportunities for advancement. Expected project duration is 12-16 months, however potential exists for permanent, full-time employment. For full details & the application process please visit our website at We thank all applicants in advance for your interest in working with the FWS Group, however advise that contact will be made only with those under consideration.

CAREERS Help Wanted DAIRY FARM HAS A herdsperson position avail for a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in working w/dairy cattle, herd health, heat detection & AI breeding. Wage negotiable depending on experience, possible accommodations avail, valid drivers license required, full health & dental package. To apply, e-mail resume to or fax resume to (204)355-9210 or call (204)355-4133 leave msg. DAIRY FARM NEAR LABROQUERIE is looking for a Herdsman to work in a new robotic barn, has to be A.I. experienced, has to enjoy working with cows & electronics. Please call (204)424-5109 or (204)326-0168. Advertise your unwanted equipment in the Classifieds. Call our toll-free number and place your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget to ask about our prepayment bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! 1-800-782-0794.

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MB BASE CUSTOM HARVEST Operation looking for Class 1 truck drivers & combine operators, no experience needed, good driving abstract, working in SW MB & South of Wpg, starting July 20th. Phone (204)433-7557 or (701)520-4036. WRIGHT SPUD FARMS, a large mixed farm at Wellwood, MB has 2 F/T permanent positions available. 1st position being the operation & maintenance of all equip involved in crop production. 2nd position relates to all duties involved in management of cow/calf herd. Modern equip. Good working atmosphere, competitive wages, complete benefit package, housing is avail. For more information phone (204)834-2257 or e-mail



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