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Farm groups shine spotlight on Assiniboine valley woes



Open wheat market increases risk for those who can’t wait to sell

Province’s claim of “consensus” for regulating Shellmouth levels this spring is untrue, say liaison committee members By Daniel Winters co-operator staff / Griswold


arlier this spring, Leigh Smith figured that his 500acre canola field along the Assiniboine river would yield 50-60 bushels to the acre. Now, as floodwaters from further upstream pour in, the yellow flowers and green stalks are disappearing into morass that smells like a gigantic bowl of rotting cabbage soup. “It’s pretty hard to look at. I come over this hill and I expect to see a beautiful yellow canola field,” said Smith, who bought the land three years ago. “Now, it’s just devastation. It stinks.” After three years of flooding, the Oak Lake-area farmer with 3,500 acres of cropland in total, has yet to harvest a crop from that valley field. Crop insurance won’t help, because the yields on his higherup acres will balance out the losses down below, and any payout is based on total production. Earlier that day, Keystone Agricultural Producers and the Assiniboine Valley Producers

Experts say basis will likely widen and hurt those farmers with a shortage of bin space By Allan Dawson co-operator staff / moose jaw


uy or lease bins. That was the advice given to farmers attendi n g t h e r e c e n t Fa r m i n g for Profit conference, and w o n d e r i n g h ow t o m a n age the increased risk that comes with an open mar-

ket for wheat, durum and barley. “Storage will be king,” Moose Jaw farmer Vaughn Cone told the event organized by University of Florida agricultural economist Andy Schmitz. “It’s about when they (grain companies) are going to need our grain, not when we want to deliver it. And if you want to

deliver it when they don’t need it, be prepared.” Cone, who farms 8,000 acres, said he is leasing another four 25,000-bushel bins. One of the advantages of killing the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly touted by open-market supporters was increased delivery flexibility. Agriculture Minister Gerry

Ritz said farmers wouldn’t have to start their trucks and augers during the bitter cold to deliver. There will be flexibility, but in an open market prices will signal when farmers should deliver, said Frayne Olson, an agricultural economist at North See OPEN MARKET on page 6 »


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At a time when some experts are telling farmers to “go long” grain bins, farmers in the Snowflake area are finding themselves a little short on grain storage after a violent storm swept through the area July 4. But that’s not a problem, this year at least ,as many of crops in the area were also destroyed by hail.  Photo: Allan Dawson

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Getting “pinked” for a good cause

The heat is on! Livestock have special needs in a heat wave


CROPS The perennial question Researchers study local species


FEATURE Views divided on open market Lack of business plan criticized


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illiam, a Gypsy horse owned by Karl and C o r a Ho h e n b e r g of Cyclone Gypsy Horses, La Broquerie, Man. stole the show at the Canada Day parade in Ste. Anne, with a little help from some non-toxic pink paint. In the name of Helping Hooves of Manitoba, nine riders showed up — all pinked out — for the annual event to help raise funds for the charity that assists cancer patients with non-medical expenses related to living with the disease. The stunt raised $300 in just one week by allowing sponsors to mane, a tail, a leg or even kiss on the nose. It was a fitting addition to the Ste. Anne’s parade seeing as the town earned the title “Pinkest Town in Manitoba” in 2011 for its participation in a campaign that raised $35,000 for Cancer Care Manitoba. This year, Helping Hooves Manitoba is focusing its fun-

William the Gypsy Horse was painted with non-toxic livestock spray to take part in the Ste.-Anne’s Canada Day Parade. He raised $360 for Helping Hooves of Manitoba, a non-profit organisation supporting breast cancer sufferers.  Photo: Linda Hazelwood

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The beautiful colours of summer — green, yellow and blue. This picture is of the yellow canola fields the green grass and all looking towards Whitewater Lake, east of Deloraine Man. taken on July 8, 2012. PHOTO: SHARLENE BENNIE

American antibiotic debate worries Canada The federal government is raising concerns over antibiotic misuse By Alex Binkley CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR / OTTAWA


he federal government has finally gone public about its efforts to promote sensible use of antibiotics in livestock and humans to prevent the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs. Until Brian Evans, Canada’s chief food safety officer and chief veterinarian, issued a statement in early July (See Page 5), it took a lot of digging through web pages and statements to get a picture of what was happening in Canada. Ottawa and the provinces have been discussing the topic for some time.

are trying to raise awareness. In Canada, the provinces need to pay attention to how medicines approved by Health Canada are used, he said. “By recognizing that there are risks as well as benefits associated with antimicrobials and engaging in an informative and frank dialogue with all concerned, we can ensure that these valuable tools for health professionals are used prudently in order to preserve their efficacy for treating both animals and people.” The misuse of antibiotics “in both human and animal health contributes to the development of

“…The misuse of antibiotics “in both human and animal health contributes to the development of resistant bacteria, thereby posing a risk to people and animals.” BRIAN EVANS

South of the border, the FDA is under attack by consumer groups and the courts for not cracking down on the use of antibiotics in livestock production. Canada has to be worried that the U.S. will move to tougher restrictions on antibiotic use in livestock production that would impact meat imports from countries that don’t adopt similar rules. In his statement, Evans says resistance to antibiotics is a problem in both livestock production and human medicine, noting international organizations

resistant bacteria, thereby posing a risk to people and animals,” he points out. The World Organisation for Animal Health has declared the fight against antimicrobial resistance as a priority and is advocating for good veterinary control of the registration, import, distribution and on-farm use of antimicrobials. The World Health Organization has warned about the emergence and spread of drug-resistant pathogens. The development “is a natural process that eventually happens with every drug.”

Evans notes that WHO is concerned overuse of medicines in treating humans is contributing to drug resistance. Of equal concern is the slow pace of development of new medicines. Health Canada has determined which veterinary medicines are most important to humans and is warning against extra label use of the key ones. The CFIA also monitors drug residues in food and verifies that medicated livestock feeds meet federal standards. Over the years it has rarely found detectable levels of antibiotic residues and in almost ever case, the few it has found have been within safety limits. Evans notes that the provinces control the prescription of drugs and they should encourage veterinary and medical regulatory bodies to promote judicious use of antibiotics. According to the WHO, in human medicine, drugs are sometimes dispensed too readily, “just to be on the safe side,” often in response to patient demand. In other cases, patients do not complete the full course of treatment. In some countries, substandard products are sold and individual pills are available over the counter. On the animal side, antimicrobials are routinely used in livestock feed for growth promotion and to prevent infections in food-producing animals. Some drugs can be purchased without a veterinary prescription, or used outside the approved levels with a veterinary prescription.

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Linear Grain to run an elevator at Arborfield, Sask. The facility has been used to ship producer cars, whose fate is unclear when the CWB loses its monopoly By Allan Dawson CO-OPERATOR STAFF


arman-based Linear Grain is expanding its grain-buying operations in tandem with the new open market for wheat, durum and barley. Starting Aug. 1 Linear Grain will lease an elevator owned by Aborfield Grain Producers Ltd., currently used to load producer cars, and turn it into a licensed primary elevator, Ryan McKnight, Linear Grain’s grain merchandising manager, said in an interview. Under the Canada Grain Act licensed primary elevators cannot load producer cars. However, producer cars will continue to be loaded trackside by auger adjacent to the elevator “We’d absolutely look at doing this with other producer car groups if there was any interest there,” McKnight said. Most producer cars have been shipped to the Canadian Wheat Board, but their future is less certain after the end of the monopoly Aug. 1. With this new arrangement with Linear Grain, farmers near Arborfield in northwest Saskatchewan can sell to their local elevator, a 4,500-tonne wooden facility once owned by United Grain Growers. Farmers will have more choices and locally owned shortline, Thunder Rail, will

benefit as well, McKnight said. “Shortlines are quite a bit more flexible than the major rail lines are,” he said. “We like that part about it.” Farmers can save $800 to $1,200 a car shipping producer cars by avoiding elevator fees. However, elevators can sometimes offer better grades and higher prices through blending. Farmers also get paid faster delivering to an elevator. Linear is looking to hire two grain buyers to staff the Aborfield elevator, McKnight said. The Aborfield elevator will purchase wheat, oats, canola barley (malting and feed) peas and flax, he said. It will also be an agent for the Canadian Wheat Board, handling pooled grains on its behalf. Farmers in the Carman area haven’t expressed much interest in using the CWB’s pools, but farmers around Aborfield indicate they’ll commit 20 to 30 per cent of their wheat to the pool, McKnight said. “This is a couple of small guys working together,” he said “We’re going to try and make this little elevator run and keep the railroad going. I have confidence that it will be a successful deal and all people involved will be better served.”


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Accountability, public health and trade


eading between the lines of the article by Canada’s top veterinarian in the July issue of the Canadian Veterinary Journal, this country suffers from a jurisdictional void that constrains its ability to address a high-priority public health issue. The World Health Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health have both been sounding the alarm over Laura Rance the growing problem of pathogens that Editor are becoming resistant to the antimicrobials used in both human and animal health. The WHO went so far last year as to warn that the world is on the brink of losing these “miracle cures” a mere 60 years after their introduction. There is little argument that the are being abused. In human health, doctors routinely describe antibiotics as a precaution and patients often stop taking their pills as soon as they start to feel better. In livestock production, they are frequently used as growth promoters rather than to treat sickness. Dr. Brian Evans, whose job these days is to serve not only as the country’s chief veterinarian but its chief food-safety officer, treads carefully in his article, calling the misuse of antimicrobials in human and animals a “complex, multifactorial problem.” The way he describes it, three federal agencies — the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) — monitor for resistant microbes in the food-animal sector. That surveillance shows that antimicrobial resistance is rising. The CFIA also watches for drug residues in food and makes sure livestock feeds meet federal standards. Health Canada encourages prudent use of antimicrobial drugs and has gone so far as to categorize these drugs according to their importance to human medicine. It has a policy on extra-label use of veterinary drugs and recommends against using the critically important ones in mass-medication situations. But the key words here are “encourage,” “policy” and “recommends.” Extra-label use and prescribing medication for livestock is done by veterinarians, who are regulated by provincial governments. But use of these medications, short of ensuring they meet efficacy and safety standards, is barely regulated at all. So, we know — or at least the federal government knows — the problem of antimicrobial resistance is getting worse. But it can’t do anything about it. And because many of these drugs do not require a prescription from a vet to obtain, there is no way of monitoring how much or how often they are used. “In Canada, we do not know the quantities of various antimicrobials used in animals, and we do not collect use data in a manner that helps to further our understanding of resistance and its impact on human health,” says the report Uses of Antimicrobials in Food Animals in Canada: Impact on Resistance and Human Health. The committee behind this report recommended that be changed, although it acknowledged that forcing producers to obtain a prescription would increase costs and would meet with resistance. “It is important that this information be available in the future. These data are needed to interpret changes in resistance over time, to assess the impact of resistance on human health, and for development and evaluation of programs designed to contain antimicrobial resistance,” the committee said. Judging from the Evans article, there has been little progress on this front over the past decade. The U.S., as well as many other countries, also lacks data, the report noted. The available estimates for the U.S. vary widely between 50 per cent and 87 per cent of the antibiotics sold annually in the U.S. are for growth promotion and prophylaxis in swine, cattle and poultry. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was recently raked over the coals by a U.S. magistrate for its reluctance to stare down the powerful meat-industry lobby on this issue. “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 foodproducing animals, and, despite a statutory mandate to ensure the safety of animal drugs, the agency has done shockingly little to address these risks,” Judge Theodore Katz said in a recent ruling, It ordered the FDA to reverse its decision to ignore consumer petitions calling for more stringent controls. If the U.S. moves forward on this front, Canada will be forced to follow. Simply encouraging prudence and judicious use won’t be enough to convince trading partners that our use of antimicrobials is under adequate control.

U.S. farmers don’t deserve more subsidy: think-tank An excerpt from “Field of Schemes, The Taxpayer and Economic Welfare Costs of Shallow-Loss Farming Programs,” a paper published by the American Enterprise Institute under its “American Boondoggle: Fixing the 2012 Farm Bill” Series. The AEI says U.S. farm policy consists of “an array of subsidies, regulations, spending programs, and land-use restrictions that are widely blamed for the increased cost of food, environmental degradation, fiscal burdens, and the failure of global trade negotiations.”


ince 2007, American farmers have consistently enjoyed record crop prices, increasing yields, and record farm incomes. Nevertheless, they still want as many farm subsidies as they can get, ideally through programs that lock them into their current record income levels. Most — though not all — farm lobbies have recognized that the Direct Payments Program, a $5 billion-a- year welfare program in which payments mainly go to larger and wealthier farms, is no longer politically viable. Consequently, over the past two years, many farm groups have rushed to embrace the concept of shallow-loss programs. Shallow-loss programs would provide farm-


ers who produce crops like corn, soybeans, and wheat with subsidies when current-year revenues for that crop fall below about 90 per cent of their average levels over the previous five years. The farm lobby typically claims that farmers deserve an extensive shallow-loss income “safety net” because, without it, so many of them would go broke that the American food supply chain would fail to deliver enough food for the rest of the population. The reality is very different. The current average debt-to-asset ratio in the farm sector is less than nine per cent and has been declining steadily over the past decade. Moreover, farms fail at a rate of less than one in two hundred a year, and, from a financial perspective, farms are better placed than almost any sector of the economy to handle year-to-year variations in revenues and costs by themselves. Yet, effectively, farmers want a taxpayer-funded guarantee that their revenues will never fall below about 90 per cent of their recent levels. Imagine how much homeowners in California, Nevada, and Florida would have enjoyed if, in 2008, the government had guaranteed that no matter when they sold their homes, homeowners would receive no less than the price for which they could have sold their properties at the peak of the housing bubble. And just think how unreasonable and outrageously costly for the taxpayer such a program would be. Yet this is essentially what farmers are seeking, and what the congressional agricultural committees are considering providing.

July 13, 1961


he Co-operator’s July 13, 1961 issue featured several stories related to the drought that year, which turned out to be the driest on record in Western Canada. Rain the previous week was thought to be too late to save the “doomed” crop. The province had set up a plan to pay farmers a bonus of $5 per ton if they would allow their standing crops to be cut for forage. The wheat board had withdrawn from the durum market, and there were egg shortages resulting from the hot weather. In the following issue it was reported that Premier Duff Roblin had announced a plan to help farmers buy hay from the U.S. at “reasonable prices.” In our classified section, a half section two miles west of the Cordova elevator, 240 acres broken with “fair” buildings, was offered at $45 per acre, “crop and all.” Address accuracy, let alone postal codes, was apparently not a concern in 1961. Another ad read, in full: “Used welders, write us today, stating requirements. Smith Roles, Saskatoon.”


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CFIA advises caution on agricultural use of antimicrobials Canada’s chief vet says antimicrobial resistance is rising in the food-animal sector By Dr. Brian Evans Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada Canadian Food Inspection Agency


ince their introduction some 60 years ago, antimicrobials have revolutionized both veterinary practice and human medicine. When used appropriately, antimicrobials — including antibacterials, antifungals and antivirals — continue to play an important role in animal and human health. They reduce suffering and help farmers raise healthy animals, which in turn provide safe meat, milk and eggs for human consumption. They are also critical tools in human medicine. However, the misuse of antimicrobials in both human and animal health contributes to the development of resistant bacteria, thereby posing a risk to people and animals. It’s a complex, multifactorial problem that requires veterinarians to work closely with professionals in public health and animal owners to find solutions from both animal and human health perspectives. Earlier this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) identified the fight against antimicrobial resistance as one of its priorities for 2012. The OIE also advocated for good veterinary control of the registration, import, distribution and on-farm use of antimicrobials. The OIE’s call for better control of antimicrobials echoes last year’s statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), which warned that the world is on the brink of losing these “miracle cures” due to the emergence

and spread of drug-resistant pathogens. As the WHO noted, the development of resistance is a natural process that eventually happens with every drug. However, a number of factors in both human medicine and veterinary practice have accelerated this process. According to the WHO, in human medicine, drugs are sometimes dispensed too readily, “just to be on the safe side” — often in response to patient demand. In other cases, patients do not complete the full

prevention, and fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins are frequently used to treat and prevent infections. Pathogens and commensal organisms resistant to these drugs in animals can be transmitted to humans, and the management of animal health then becomes a human health issue. The reverse can also be true. Further exacerbating the situation is the fact that new drugs are not being developed quickly enough to replace existing drugs that are failing in the face of emerging drug-resistant pathogens.

At the provincial and territorial level, both veterinary and medical regulatory bodies need to encourage their members to be vigilant…

course of treatment. In some countries, substandard products are sold and individual pills are available over the counter. On the animal side, antimicrobials are routinely used in livestock feed for growth promotion and to prevent infections in food-producing animals. Some drugs can be purchased without a veterinary prescription, or used outside the approved levels with a veterinary prescription. Some of the drugs commonly used in livestock production are medically important for human health. For example, macrolides and tetracyclines are often incorporated into feed for growth promotion or disease

Animal resistance is rising

Internationally, the OIE and WHO are raising awareness of the issue. In Canada, federal, provincial and territorial government departments continue to work together on surveillance, prevention and education. Federally, the Public Health Agency of Canada works with Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to conduct surveillance to monitor antimicrobial resistance through the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS), which shows that antimicrobial resistance is rising in the food-animal sector. The CFIA also monitors

drug residues in food and verifies that medicated livestock feeds meet federal standards. Health Canada encourages the prudent use of antimicrobial drugs by health-care professionals and patients, as well as by veterinarians, farmers and other food producers. As part of its efforts to address concerns about antimicrobial resistance, Health Canada has categorized antimicrobials based on their importance in human medicine and is currently addressing the growth-promotion claims of medically important antimicrobials. It has also developed a policy on the extra-label use of veterinary drugs and recommends against the extra-label use of critically important antimicrobial drugs (e.g., ceftiofur and fluoroquinolones) in mass-medication situations. However, extra-label drug use and prescribing medication is a practice of veterinary medicine and is regulated by the provinces. At the provincial and territorial level, both veterinary and medical regulatory bodies need to encourage their members to be vigilant in their oversight and to prescribe antimicrobials judiciously. By recognizing that there are risks as well as benefits associated with antimicrobials and engaging in an informative and frank dialogue with all concerned, we can ensure that these valuable tools for health professionals are used prudently in order to preserve their efficacy for treating both animals and people. Society expects no less. This article was published in the July 2012 issue of the Canadian Veterinary Journal

Supply management: Canada’s success story CFA president disputes need to give it up to join trade deal By Ron Bonnett

here has been a flurry of negative press recently against supply management with many making claims the Canadian dairy and poultry industries overcharge consumers and interfere with international trade negotiations. Representing 200,000 farmers across Canada, many of whom are a part of supplymanaged industries, the CFA feels it is important to offer up the farmers’ position on the issue.

required to get a product from the farm gate, to processors, to further processors, to distributors and finally to a point and place where Canadian consumers can buy it. Countless studies have shown that the farmers’ share represents a small fraction of the final price Canadians pay for their food. With supply management, farmers are able to get a return equivalent to their cost of production. Furthermore, Canadians pay about 10 per cent of their disposable income on food, which is among the cheapest level worldwide.

Myth:  Canadians pay higher prices because of supply management

Myth:  Free trade will benefit these farmers and unleash their potential

Fact:  This is simply not true.

Fact:  Never mentioned by the critics, all these farm sectors operated under free markets before supply management and were much worse off. The supply management system matches production with Canadian demand, avoid-


There are about four retail chains dominating 85 per cent of the Canadian marketplace. Retail prices are set by retailers, not by farmers. Farmers are the first step in a long series of transactions that are

ing surplus and shortages, which are very inefficient for any industry. Stability allows efficient farms to remain in business. Considering the current global food supply challenge, this is an extremely important consideration. With supply management, farmers can earn a fair return for their product from the marketplace and are in a better position to adapt quickly to changes in the marketplace and invest in the latest technologies.

Myth:  Supply management is an archaic, out-of-date system meant to keep production low Fact:  In a free-market environment, producers respond to market signals. When prices are high, producers will tend to plant or produce more of a commodity to take advantage of price. Inevitably, prices start to decrease as production outstrips demand, causing what every farmer knows is the boom-and-bust cycle of com-

modity pricing. Supply management has evened out this cycle by making sure that production levels meet consumer demand and are not propelled by price. Production levels that meet demand promote stability, not only for farmers and Canadian consumers, but the entire market chain.

Myth:  Canada is losing out in trade negotiations Fact:  Canada has successfully concluded a myriad of free trade agreements while maintaining supply management. All countries have their own offensive and defensive interests, and successful trade deals are those which recognize and respect all of these interests. Over the years, Canada’s supply management model has provided a stable environment within which the dairy and poultry industries have been able to meet the challenges of changing domestic

markets and international trade rules, allowing the industry to be a consistent job provider and contributor to the economy. The dairy and poultry industries sustain 300,000 jobs, contribute $24.5 billion to Canada’s GDP and pay $4.8 billion in taxes. It is paradoxical that anyone would criticize a successful agricultural system that offers farmers a fair return for their product, processors a reliable supply of product, and Canadians with a consistent wide choice of high-quality and safe foods at reasonable prices, especially at a time when society is looking to agriculture to ensure food security — in Canada and abroad. Supply management is a smart business move for our country. It’s a risk management measure that is most needed now in the midst of high global market volatility. Ron Bonnett is president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture


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Above left: The hailstorm that hit the Snowflake area July 4 destroyed many crops, including this field of canola. Above right: It’s no wonder hail is called the big white combine. There’s nothing left of this Snowflake area canola crop hit by a hail and wind storm July 4. PHOTOS: ALLAN DAWSON

The storm that roared through the Snowflake area July 4 destroyed crops, grain bins and shelter belts, including these trees at Arnie and Carol Falk’s. PHOTO: ALLAN DAWSON Severe weather hit much of southwest and south-central Manitoba July 4. The Snowflake area was hard hit by hail and high winds at around 6:30 A.M. and then again around 8:00 A.M. This photo (above) taken at Double Diamond’s facility near Snowflake at 8:00 A.M. shows the rain blowing over the shed roof. Many beautiful crops were completely destroyed. Some grain bins were wrecked and many tress were toppled and stripped of their leaves. PHOTO: RYAN YOUNG

Dakota State University. Grain companies typically use the basis — the difference between the cash and futures price — to encourage or discourage deliveries, he said. Usually the basis is widest, resulting in a lower price to the farmer, at harvest time when elevator companies are flooded with grain, he said. They are the narrowest in the middle of winter when deliveries are reduced. Since 2007, world grain markets have become much more volatile and so has the fluctuation in basis, Olson said. Before 2007, the wheat basis in North Dakota ranged from 30 cents a bushel under the futures price to 10 cents over for a 40-cent spread. Now the spread can be as much as $3. Being able to store grain when the basis is wide is one of the simplest ways of dealing with the risk, he said. “In the last few years the market has paid you substantial rewards for being careful about watching that spread in the cash and futures,” Olson said. Some of the grain contracts in the U.S. give the buyer the right to determine when the grain is delivered.

“Storage will be king.”


Hail July 4 turned this field east of Snowflake into soybean sticks. The storm also destroyed this field of wheat (above right) and many grain bins. PHOTO: ALLAN DAWSON

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“You don’t deliver when you want to — you deliver whenever the buyer wants it,” he said. “And that could be two weeks from now or two months from now. It could be 12 months from now.” Using futures and options markets is another way to offset price risk, but it’s important to know the difference between hedging (locking in a grain price) and speculating (gambling prices will go a certain direction), Olson said. T h e Mi n n e a p o l i s w h e a t futures market matches most closely the type of wheat grown in Western Canada, he said. There’s not enough trading on ICE Future’s Winnipeg market, he said. An open market is a big change for Western Canadian farmers, said Dan Hawkins of FarmLink Marketing Solutions. “We’ll have to be patient for markets,” he said. Sometimes buyers will want a No. 3 wheat, not a No. 1 and vice versa. “We have to sell into the strengths when the strengths come,” he said. It’s going to be different for grain buyers, too. “I had one buyer tell me that his trading area would triple in size because instead of knowing just what durum and wheat samples were in a 50-mile radius of his elevator he now needed to know within a hundred miles,” Hawkins said.


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FROM PAGE ONE FLOOD WOES Continued from page 1

Association held a joint press conference in the farm works h o p o f AV PA c h a i r St a n Cochrane that was attended by about 30 farmers. KAP president Doug Chorney estimated that as many as 40,000 acres of crops worth $16 million along the Assiniboine, all the way from Lake of the Prairies to Brandon, is underwater due to mishandling of outflows from Shellmouth dam by provincial officials earlier this spring. “The producers in the valley that have been flooded out repeatedly cannot bear the burden and costs when decisions are made poorly,” said Chorney. Cochrane took issue with the province’s insistence that the decision earlier this spring to store water behind the dam 1.5 feet above normal summer levels was the result of a consensus agreement by all downstream stakeholders that belong to the Shellmouth regulation liaison committee. “The Assiniboine valley producers never, at any time, told them that they should be closing the conduit,” he said, adding that due to high water tables, the group had in fact demanded that the level be drawn down ahead of spring rains. Instead, the province repeated the same mistake made in 2010, when outflows from the reservoir were curbed for almost two months, until heavy rains further up the Assiniboine watershed sent water pouring over the spillway unchecked. He added that so long as the Shellmouth Dam Act’s provision for 100 per cent compensation in cases of man-made flooding “left on a shelf,” redress for this spring’s blunder is unlikely. Keith Pearn, who farms 2,000 acres upstream near Virden, said Manitoba Water Stewardship executive director Steve Topping’s told producer representatives on the committee that lowering the reservoir level “was not an option” because his staff were predicting a drought. “He chose to do what he did. It’s all his fault,” added Cochrane. “He can’t blame it on us.” A spokesman for the province said three weeks ago that Topping was travelling and couldn’t be reached by phone. Last week, the spokesperson said he was away on holiday. On May 28, officials were predicting only a 10 per cent chance that outflows would exceed 1,700 cfs, even though they knew May rainfalls were already well above normal. In the end, control of outflows was lost when water started coming over the spillway. “Now, with outflows at over 8,000 cfs, you can see the results,” added Pearn. “This is not a natural flood. The government chose to save water, and when they can’t hold it all in Shellmouth, they are using all of our land from Brandon to Shellmouth as their second reservoir.” Millwood-area rancher Cliff Trinder, who has studied the issue extensively after being flooded out over a dozen times since 2005, said that provincial officials are unaware of the changed dynamics of the watershed due to widespread drainage. The Upper Assiniboine watershed, which covers about five million acres of north-central Saskatchewan pothole country,

Oak Lake-area farmer Leigh Smith stands next to his once promising field of flowering canola that now lies rotting under Assiniboine floodwaters.   photo: Daniel Winters

traditionally contributed only about three per cent of total flows on the Assiniboine. “Now, the precipitation com-

ing down is about three times normal levels because of the drainage situation up there,” said Trinder.

The provincial spokesman said that April-to-June saw more than 200 mm of rain fall in the watershed area, and even with

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a lower drawdown of the reservoir, flooding would still have occurred. He added that the province will assess the issue of compensation. But Trinder accused provincial officials of cherry picking rainfall statistics from a monitoring station at Pelly, Sask., where a six-inch downpour fell, instead of presenting an average for the whole watershed. “Three miles down the road they had a quarter inch,” he said. On June 9, Trinder asked provincial experts to model what would have happened if the 40-foot-deep reservoir had been lowered to 1,386 feet above sea level, and outflows kept at a constant 1,500 cfs, instead of the 1,403.5 target – just five feet below the spillway level of 1,408.5 – set this spring. Officials responded to his request by saying they “didn’t h a ve t i m e t o d o i t ,” s a i d Trinder.


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Conservation officials oppose time limits on land set-aside agreements Municipalities worry about eroding tax base say society ‘needs to pay if it wants more green space’ By Lorraine Stevenson co-operator staff


The impacts of conservation land were the focus of several resolutions at a a gathering of municipal leaders last month. photo: lorraine stevenson

ime limits on conservation agreements would only delay — not prevent — habitat loss, say conservation program officials. The majority of municipalities at last month’s Midwestern District meeting of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities backed a proposal for a 20-year limit. The problem with agreements in perpetuity is that land set aside can never be farmed nor developed, said Don Yanick, mayor of Shoal Lake. Farmers and municipalities pay for that in the long run, he said. “If society wants to keep more green space, they need to pay for it, ” he said. “It shouldn’t be on the backs of farmers.” But experience shows short-term agreements don’t achieve conservation and aren’t a good use of

resources, say conservation program officials. In the 1990s Ducks Unlimited Canada offered lease programs lasting anywhere from 10 to 20 years, said Mark Francis, a conservation specialist with DU. They discontinued them around 2000 after seeing habitat — and the money spent creating original agreements — lost after agreements expired. “We had lots of 10-year programs in the past and now that those programs are up, we’re seeing that habitat change hands and we’re seeing it being destroyed,” said Francis. “In our minds, it’s not money well spent.” DU presently has 23,000 acres of land under conservation agreements in Manitoba. Tim Sopuck, chief executive officer Continued on next page »

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of Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, also sees problems with term agreements. “Once the term expires, those lands have a higher risk of being lost, if you can’t re-sign an agreement,” said Sopuck. About half of the 110,000 agricultural acres MHHC oversees are wetlands and these are most prone to disappearing, he added. “I think it’s fair to say that of all the natural areas remaining in agro Manitoba, wetlands are probably at some of the greatest risk of loss.” A time limit would “significantly impact” the work of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, said Kevin Teneycke, the group’s Brandon-based director of conservation. “The investment that NCC makes in establishing these conservation agreements is significant,” he said. “With term agreements we’d lose that investment on expiration date.” The June district meeting also supported a resolution calling for a moratorium on further land acquisitions around Riding Mountain National Park — a move directed specifically at the NCC, which holds 1,924 acres in the RM of Rossburn. Municipal delegates from that RM argued more acquisitions would further erode their tax base and would be “counterproductive and unnecessary” given the abundance of occupied and leased Crown lands around the national park. But individual landowners should have the right to sell their land or sign conservation agreements with NCC if they wish, said Teneycke. “We shouldn’t forget that it is local residents and local farmers that do business with NCC,” he said. “These are private landowners that choose to voluntarily enter into a conservation agreement. It’s a willing seller and a willing buyer.”

Reeve says municipalities pay a price for conservation agreements Municipalities support the principle of conservation, but not always the practice, says Fred Dunn, reeve of the RM of Silver Creek. That’s because it can cost them money to fix the roads that flood and the culverts that clog, said Dunn, whose municipality put forward another resolution calling for land set aside for conservation be reclassified as recreational rather than agricultural land. Silver Creek’s resolution is directed at projects of Ducks Unlimited, which owns about two per cent of the acres in that RM. Taxes on recreational land won’t bring in that much more money but it could bring in a bit more, said Dunn, adding that a land reclassification would recognize what the land is actually set aside for. “Tax dollars are the thing that makes the whole merry-go-round go round,” he said. “So if some of this land was reclassified because it is actually taken out of agricultural production ... If they want it for waterfowl ... and for hunting ... we feel that’s recreation.” But Mark Francis, conservation specialist with DU said wetlands conservation has wider benefits beyond recreational use.   “These wetlands are holding water each spring preventing it from running downstream,” he said. “I don’t think anybody in Manitoba wants to see more water coming downstream. ”

Francis said DU-held lands can’t be singled out for blame when flood damages occur because surrounding drainage activities regularly contribute to it. “In a lot of cases, we do see problems on our wetlands caused by upstream drainage,” he said. “It’s because where we’re not draining, we’re now the bottom of the watershed. And when you’re at the bottom of the watershed you’re holding water.” Dunn said Silver Creek’s other concern is that DU doesn’t monitor its projects enough. Francis said DU has heard that sort of complaint before. They have an entire team dedicated to habitat assessment and they are monitoring projects on an annual basis, he said. “We hire summer students and we also utilize private contractors and landowners and our volunteers to help us in that effort,” he said. The problem is they come and go without someone seeing them at the sites in question. “I hear the guys talk often about a landowner who may say, ‘Geez, I haven’t seen you guys in like five years,’ he said. “And yet they go back and look at the records and ... we were there last year, or two years ago, or six months ago. They don’t see us.”

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EXCHANGES: June 29, 2012

$1 Cdn: $1.0191 U.S. $1 U.S: $.9812 Cdn.


Cattle Prices Winnipeg

(Friday to Thursday) Slaughter Cattle

July 6, 2012

Steers & Heifers 95.00 - 100.00 D1, 2 Cows 70.00 -76.00 D3 Cows 68.00 - 73.00 Bulls 92.00 - 98.00 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) 100.00 - 125.00 (801-900 lbs.) 130.00 - 143.00 (701-800 lbs.) 140.00 - 155.75 (601-700 lbs.) 145.00 - 166.00 (501-600 lbs.) 150.00 - 165.00 (401-500 lbs.) 150.00 - 168.00 Heifers (901+ lbs.) 95.00 - 114.00 (801-900 lbs.) 110.00 - 127.00 (701-800 lbs.) 125.00 - 140.75 (601-700 lbs.) 125.00 - 142.00 (501-600 lbs.) 130.00 - 145.00 (401-500 lbs.) 130.00 - 150.00 Slaughter Cattle Grade A Steers Grade A Heifers D1, 2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls Steers

Alberta South $ 108.50 - 111.00 110.00 75.00 - 86.00 65.00 - 78.00 — $ 122.00 - 137.00 128.00 - 148.00 140.00 - 159.00 150.00 - 171.00 162.00 - 186.00 170.00 - 192.00 $ 115.00 - 125.00 120.00 - 138.00 128.00 - 143.00 133.00 - 158.00 140.00 - 165.00 150.00 - 175.00

($/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.)


It’s unclear why slaughter cattle prices were down Terryn Shiells CNSC

Ontario $ 104.50 - 118.74 104.96 - 120.35 61.99 - 81.67 61.99 - 81.67 84.83 - 102.05 $ 128.02 - 141.73 130.59 - 148.95 122.60 - 154.04 142.88 - 171.46 147.32 - 186.80 153.25 - 194.80 $ 121.39 - 128.15 128.69 - 140.16 127.38 - 149.81 134.07 - 151.97 126.82 - 162.04 138.01 - 167.85

Futures (July 6, 2012) in U.S. Fed Cattle August 2012 October 2012 December 2012 February 2013 April 2013 June 2013

Close 119.15 123.55 127.15 129.77 132.40 129.20

Change -0.17 0.25 0.70 1.12 2.28 2.20

Cattle Slaughter Canada East West Manitoba U.S.

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

Close 145.95 149.37 151.50 153.02 154.40 155.15

Change -4.50 -4.00 -3.55 -3.10 -2.25 -2.15

Cattle Grades (Canada)

Week Ending June 30, 2012 52,568 12,149 40,419 N/A 653,000

Previous Year­ 49,817 12,171 37,646 N/A 670,000

Week Ending June 30, 2012 392 23,533 20,295 1,120 986 5,339 421

Prime AAA AA A B D E

Previous Year 328 17,617 21,226 1,875 842 3,227 247

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 199.00E 182.00E 185.82 192.50

Futures (July 6, 2012) in U.S. Hogs July 2012 August 2012 October 2012 December 2012 February 2013

Last Week 203.50 186.85 190.80 195.53

Close 95.82 92.87 82.22 80.65 83.80

Last Year (Index 100) 183.88 169.42 173.97 181.03

Change 0.90 1.03 0.25 1.75 2.38

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

Winnipeg 45.00 - 65.00 120.00 - 130.00 125.00 - 138.00 128.00 - 142.00 —

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 July 15, 2012 Broiler Turkeys (6.2 kg or under, live weight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.005 Undergrade .............................. $1.915 Hen Turkeys (between 6.2 and 8.5 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.990 Undergrade .............................. $1.890 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $1.990 Undergrade .............................. $1.890 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A..................................... $1.955 Undergrade............................... $1.870 Prices are quoted f.o.b. farm.

Toronto 81.92 - 111.61 130.25 - 150.25 140.40 - 155.33 147.21 - 163.92 155.79 - 223.00 —

Weather fears on boil in U.S. Corn Belt

Goats Toronto ($/cwt) 99.85 - 264.47 — 123.89 - 243.93

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


Closed until August


Sales throughout summer


Closed until August


Sales throughout summer


Regular bi-weekly sales throughout summer

Ste. Rose

Closed until fall

Taylor (Melita)

Closed until Aug. 21


Bi-weekly sales in July and August; next sale July 18. No butcher sales on Mondays until fall


Sales throughout summer

“… a lot of those producers need a high price in the fall just to break even.” scott anderson winnipeg livestock sales

“If feed gets cheaper or they’re starting to forecast a bigger crop and guys start harvesting in August, maybe that’ll help the yearling market off the grass,” he said. During the week, there weren’t very many sales held, as most auction marts are closed for the summer season because they don’t have enough cattle to justify holding a sale. However, some of the bigger marts, such as Winnipeg Livestock Sales and Heartland Livestock Services at Brandon, manage to operate year-round. “There’s another auction mart south of us and another auction mart north of us so when they all close we probably get a little bit of a spillover from some of those places,” Anderson said. The larger auction marts may be able to stay open all year, but they still have fewer cattle for sale during holiday times, which makes buyers less aggressive, he said. “Everybody likes to buy in loads and of course if you can’t fill a load, buyers are not going to be aggressive as they would be if there were lots of cattle around,” he said. Terryn Shiells writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.



Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —


attle auction yards in Manitoba were quiet, as most of them are now closed for the summer. Even in holiday mode, though, feeder prices managed to remain steady among good demand during the week ended July 6. The slaughter market, on the other hand, was seen to have eased for no apparent reason. “Processing plants may have lowered bids, and that could’ve brought prices down, but it’s hard to tell,” said Scott Anderson, a field representative with Winnipeg Livestock Sales Ltd. Feeder prices remained flat during the week as demand for Manitoba cattle was steady. Demand came not only from local producers, but from farmers in other Canadian provinces as well, Anderson said. “A big portion of the cattle that were sold here (in Winnipeg) on Friday, July 6, were going east, it seemed,” he said. “It seems that a lot of producers out there are looking for cattle because they bought calves in the spring, backgrounded and sold those as 1,000-pounders already. Now they’re looking to put more in.” Over the past few weeks, local producers were buying more feeder cattle to put out to pasture with the idea of selling in the fall because prices were expected to be very strong. However, Anderson said those prices may not be as high as the market was thinking a couple of weeks ago. “What happens in the U.S. grain markets will dictate what fall prices will be,” Anderson said. “It seems that the market thinks U.S. corn is going to get very expensive and if it does it might hold the feeder cattle back from getting as high as people thought.” If prices decline any more, he said, some producers could run into financial problems in the fall. “The feeders were strong in the spring when a lot of guys were trying to buy them for grass,” he said. “So, a lot of those producers need a high price in the fall just to break even.” Feed barley prices in Western Canada were seen as firm over the week, but Anderson said it wasn’t affecting the cattle market in Manitoba. However, the market could be supported if feed barley prices experience a downward trend, he said.

Table: Cattle market schedules

SunGold Specialty Meats 30.00 - 40.00

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

Winnipeg ($/cwt) Kids 200.00 - 225.00 Billys 200.00 - 295.00 Mature —

Expensive U.S. corn could pressure feeder prices

Toronto ($/cwt) 17.38 - 37.10 26.80 - 45.75

By Christine Stebbins chicago / reuters

Fears are rising that grain crops in the core of the U.S. Corn Belt — the top corn-producing region in the world — will suffer big losses that are already causing farmers to plow up fields in other regions of the belt, agronomists and traders said July 6. Iowa and Illinois — which produce about a third of all U.S. corn and soybeans — are threatened by the harshest heat wave in

more than half a century. Blistering temperatures, combined with little rain, are stressing corn during pollination, the key growth stage. Drought conditions, which intensified during the past week across the central United States, have caused irrevocable damage to crops in Missouri, Indiana and even southern Illinois, where farmers are cutting stunted corn for silage, a low-grade feed for cattle. “Livestock producers may be able to purchase drought-stress corn locally, as it has little value for grain or hog producers,” Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois professor of animal sciences said.

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Threats to U.S. soybean crop elevate canola futures However, the price push from weather rallies may not last Phil Franz-Warkentin CNSC


anola futures on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform continued to benefit greatly from the extremely hot and dry weather conditions in the key growing regions of the U.S. soybean belt during the week ended July 6. The threat of reduced soybean yields in the U.S. definitely maintained the weatherbased rally that has pushed ICE canola values to new contract highs. Su p p o r t i n c a n o l a a l s o c a m e f r o m steady domestic processor demand as well as speculation that China has either purchased additional quantities of the Canadian commodity or were making serious enquiries. Some weather issues on the Canadian Prairies also were said to have provided support, but the jury on this is still up for debate. There is no doubt that some regions of the key canola-growing areas in Western Canada are experiencing excessive moisture due to recent storm activity. There are also a number of producers calling for precipitation soon in order to prevent yield loss due to dry soil conditions. There were also concerns about hail damage, but to tell you the truth, I can’t ever remember canola production being significantly reduced because of this event. In fact, most industry participants are of the belief that canola is developing well across the Prairies. There was some actual trade in milling wheat contracts during the week, with most of the action occurring between commercials. Values were bolstered by the upward price action seen in the U.S. markets, particularly Minneapolis wheat futures. ICE Canada also raised durum and barley bids, but there was little to no volume. Market participants linked the jump in price to ICE Canada trying to keep values in line with the action in Minneapolis. The lack of precipitation combined with extremely hot temperatures in the U.S. was the main factor that took Chicago (CBOT) corn and soybean futures up. Soybean values touched new four-year highs during the period ended July 6 while corn managed to hit new 10-month highs. Corn in the U.S. is in a critical stage of development, and the absence of precipitation during this heat wave was seen causing a major reduction in yield potential. There were reports out of the U.S. that some corn fields in the driest areas were barely waist-high.

New estimates

Private analytical firm Informa Economics backed these fears up in new estimates made during the week. Informa estimated corn yields at 153.5 bushels per acre, based on harvested acreage of 88.9 million acres. Informa’s corn yield was 1.4 bushels below its previous

forecast, but almost 10 bushels below Infor ma’s early-season yield forecast. Informa’s current corn yield forecast is 12.5 bushels below the 166 assumed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its June supply and demand report. U.S. farmers were expected to harvest 13.641 billion bushels of corn in 2012, the firm said. Last year, U.S. corn output measured 12.358 billion bushels, The firm reduced its yield projections in nearly 20 states, with Kansas experiencing the largest drop. Meanwhile, Informa pegged U.S. soybean yields at 42 bushels an acre, which would be down 0.7 bushels from the firm’s previous forecast and would be 0.5 bushels above last year. Informa tempered its yield forecast for several states due to this season’s below‑average start. The estimates from Informa will be compared with the USDA numbers scheduled for release this week, on July 11. Preliminary yield projections from the private sector for the upcoming USDA report for corn ranged from 147.1 bushels per acre to 160.2 bushels. Pre-USDA-report soybean yields from industry participants currently range from 41.3 to 43.9 bushels per acre. This compares with the June USDA forecast of 43.9 bushels and the year-ago yield of 41.5 bushels. Wheat futures on the CBOT, MGEX and KCBT also rallied significantly during the week. Much of the upward price action was also related to the weather issues that influenced the price gains in corn and soybeans. Some of the strength, however, also continued to be tied to the poor growing conditions for the wheat crops in the Black Sea region, China and Australia. The weather-based rally in the U.S. will remain a key focus of the markets in Chicago and Winnipeg in the near term, but it is important to remember that this type of price movement is normally shortlived. “There certainly can be a further push higher in both CBOT soybean and ICE canola, but once the weather situation eases, the push down will be quick and hard,” an industry participant warned. “Demand destruction” is another phrase being used to temper the bullish enthusiasm in the oilseed sector. What this means is that when values climb too high, endusers balk at having to pay those kind of prices and back away from the market. In this kind of situation they turn to their built-up reserves to cover immediate needs or even seek out cheaper alternatives. Another consideration that needs to be kept in mind and not forgotten (as mentioned by my counterpart in last week’s column) is that the world’s macroeconomic issues continue to remain a factor that could surface at any given time and derail the weather rally. Dwayne Klassen writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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Corn seed dust to blame for Ontario bee deaths, but Manitoba spared

Provincial apiarist says the number of pesticide-related deaths of Manitoba bees has been declining By Shannon VanRaes co-operator staff


hile Ontario beekeepers continue to seek answers following large-scale bee deaths linked to corn planted in that province, Manitoba bees have remained relatively unscathed. But that doesn’t mean pesticide-related bee deaths aren’t an issue in Manitoba. “It’s an annual concern,” said Manitoba’s provincial apiarist, Rhéal Lafrenière. How e v e r, M a n i t o b a h a s not seen the kind of impact Ontar io apiar ists are now blaming on insecticide-coated corn seeds. “These coatings are actually coming off as a dust, and after that it depends on the timing,” said Lafrenière.

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actopamine hydrochloride, a medicated feed ingredient to boost meat yield in hogs and cattle, has finally received approval by an international food-safety body. Ractopamine is marketed in Canada by U.S. animal health giant Elanco, under the name Paylean 20 premix for hogs and heavy tom turkeys, and as Optaflexx 100 premix for finishing beef cattle. Elanco said that the Codex Alimentarius Commission has decided to adopt an acceptable daily intake (ADI) and maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the product in pig and cattle muscle, fat, liver and kidney. Codex standards are the commonly accepted international food safety reference points. Its standards are considered to be recommendations for voluntary application by member nations, but serve in many cases as a basis for national legislation. In this case, ractopamine has been approved for use in Canada since 2006, and is approved in the U.S., Mexico and a handful of other countries, but hasn’t yet allowed for farmers’ use by many other nations, most notably China and the members of the European Union. China has blocked imports of Canadian pork since 2007, citing potential residues of ractopamine. A Codex reference point for ractopamine, however, “helps assure consumers that their food is safe,” Elanco president Jeff Simmons said in a statement.

Health Canada is looking into the Ontario bee deaths, and the possibility of a link to corn seeding, after complaints were lodged with the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. The Ontar io Beekeepers’ Association first reported a rise in bee deaths this spring, noting bees appeared to have symptoms of acute poisoning.

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“We are not pointing any fingers, but we want people to know this is a serious issue for beekeepers,” association president John Van Alten said in a news release. “We need to find out what is happening and come up with a solution.” T h e re h a v e b e e n d o c u mented cases of bee deaths linked to insecticide-coated corn in the past, but Lafrenière said he believes this year’s spike in Ontario may be due to weather and timing. “If the bees are very active during that seeding, they could come into contact with it perhaps at a higher rate than normal,” he said. If corn is planted before bees become active, or during poor flying conditions, the bees won’t be as affected, Lafrenière added.

A later planting season in Manitoba may have prevented bees from being hit. But there have been reports of insecticides used on other crops, such as alfalfa, impacting bees in Manitoba. “In some cases it’s spray application, and it’s just the timing of the applications,” said Lafrenière. However, the number of bee deaths due to pesticides has decreased in Manitoba in recent years, largely because there haven’t been a ser ious insect outbreak. The last notable event was a bertha armyworm outbreak in the 1990s. “Du r i n g i n s e c t o u t b re a k years there is just so much activity to protect the crops that the timing of application tends to coincide with when

the bees are active, late mornings and even mid-day,” said Lafrenière. But better communication between farmers and beekeepers can play a role in preventing negative impacts in honey bees, by ensuring insecticides are used when bees are least active. “ You can also prevent a lot of insecticidal injury by choosing products that don’t have a long residue,” said Lafrenière. However, as long as pesticides are used to control insects, honey bee deaths with remain an issue. “The history of the honey bee and insecticides is a t o r m e n t e d h i s t o r y,” s a i d Lafrenière.


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Views divided on outcome of open market Open-market supporter Rick Swenson says the lack of a plan will hurt thousands of farmers By Allan Dawson co-operator staff / moose jaw


prominent open-market supporter is warning that as many as one-third of Prairie grain farmers could be pushed out of business within five years because the ending of the CWB monopoly was pushed through too quickly. “In my view ideology never pays bills and it never puts food on the table without a good business plan,” said Rick Swenson, a Moose Jaw farmer, former Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, and one-time Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association director. “And I don’t care if you’re a socialist or a free enterpriser, if you don’t have a good business plan you’re not going to be successful.” A range of issues, including railway market power, grain company access to port terminals, and the viability of producer cars should have been addressed before the federal government imposed an open market, Swenson told the 19th annual Farm for Profit conference. Swenson said elevator and freight charges are his biggest expenses, and the board was the only agency trying to rein in those costs. “A grain producer — and I don’t care how big your air seeder is — is not going to get into that queue with any amount of commercial viability unless you are, in my view, having some way to work

collectively,” said Swenson, adding farmers will have to compete with increasing potash exports for rail capacity. He also predicted the CWB won’t survive in any form. “Any time you have a forced ending to anything it is an ugly experience for individuals,” he said. “Good business plans never require force.” Given more time, a “voluntary wheat board” would have evolved, but it won’t happen now unless farmers “get off our duffs” and make that happen, he said. Swenson’s view was echoed by Swift Current farmer Stewart Wells, a former CWB director and high-profile board supporter. He call the change one of the biggest in Western Canadian agriculture since Confederation and likened the new CWB to the 1968 horror film Rosemary’s Baby, where the devil impregnates an unsuspecting woman. “What we’ve got here right now is (Agriculture Minister) Gerry Ritz’s baby and everybody knows that it’s problematic and it’s sort of a monster, but nobody really knows what to do with it,” said Wells.

More optimistic

Other speakers predicted things will work out fine. Moose Jaw farmer Vaughn Cone said he welcomes the open market because he can forward sell crops to cover his production costs. Former Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association president Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel also supports


“In my view ideology never pays bills and it never puts food on the table without a good business plan. And I don’t care if you’re a socialist or a free enterpriser, if you don’t have a good business plan you’re not going to be successful.” Farmer Rick Swenson supports an open market but says its being imposed too quickly and without a business plan, which, according to him, will hurt many farmers   photo allan dawson

rick swenson

the change, saying it will make her farm more profitable. Moreover, farmers can now put the divisive debate to bed and co-operate on other policy issues, she said. But not everyone is at that point yet. Farmer support for the CWB had increased since farmers were put in charge of its operations starting in 1998 and they should have been given 100-per-cent control, said former board director and Bladworth, Sask. farmer Ian McCreary. University of Manitoba agricultural economist Brian Oleson decried board opponents who “tried to revise history” and downplay its accomplishments. University of Saskatchewan professor Gary Storey reminded the audi-

ence that the board was created to give farmers market power against railways and grain companies. “It turns out those companies were colluding,” he said. “They were fixing the price among themselves. We’ve thrown that out and we’re back to where we were about a hundred years ago or a little longer. “I hope things work out well, but I’m a little suspicious that history repeats itself.”

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University of Saskatchewan agricultural economist Ken Rosaasen said the new ICE futures market for wheat, durum and barley fails to provide risk protection or price discovery because there’s so little trade.


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Canada at TPP table




fter months of concerted lobbying, Canada has won a seat at the negotiating table for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Although the trade talks have yet to produce specific deals, they are viewed as a gateway to Asia-Pacific markets and the federal government was anxious to gain membership. The group now consists of the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Many expect Japan and China will eventually join. “Considering the economic growth rate in Asia-Pacific, TPP membership is an important strategic decision for our country’s long-term economic growth and prosperity,” said Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Thanks to persistent lobbying by New Zealand, Canada’s participation in the talks has always been cast in terms of ending dairy and poultry supply management. The government has always said it won’t sacrifice supply management and the subject wasn’t mentioned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper when the deal was announced. Dairy Farmers of Canada said it expects Ottawa to continue “to defend supply management in all international forums and bilateral trade negotiations.” Other groups are keen to see other tariff walls come down. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association wants all TPP countries to eliminate import tariffs on live cattle, bovine genetics, beef and beef products. Of particular interest are the elimination of Japan’s 38.5-per-cent and Vietnam’s 20-per-cent tariffs on beef. A Pacific trade deal would boost the prospects of Canadian hog producers, said Canadian Pork Council chair Jean-Guy Vincent. “Many of Canada fastest growing pork export markets are in this region and pork exports to its top ten Pacific Asian markets, in addition to Japan, have quadrupled over the past 10 years to now exceed $600 million on an annual basis,” he said. “In the absence of Canadian membership in these critical negotiations, Canadian meat exports would have become progressively disadvantaged in the dynamic and growing trans-Pacific marketplace,” added Jim Laws, executive director of the Canadian Meat Council.

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Riding the edge of a heat wave Issued: Monday, July 9, 2012 · Covering: July 11 – July 17, 2012 Daniel Bezte Co-operator contributor


ummer continues to boom along with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. This issue’s forecast period looks as if it will be dominated by a building ridge of high pressure bringing more sun than clouds, along with fairly warm to what might be considered hot temperatures. The building ridge of high pressure during the first half of this forecast period will be centred to our west. This will place us on the northeastern edge of the ridge. While this will bring us more sun than clouds, and warm temperatures, it will also place us in what is known as the “ring of fire” around the ridge. This ring of fire is the area where small areas of low pressure and instability drift and can cause thunderstorms to develop. What makes it difficult from a forecaster’s point of view is that it is very difficult to anticipate the timing or strength of these features. With that said, the first part of this forecast period shows Wednesday and

Thursday relatively dry, with high temperatures in the low 30s. On Friday, the models show an area of low pressure riding the top of the ridge and this could bring a good chance of thunderstorms late in the day. Over the weekend the ridge of high pressure looks to weaken just a little bit. This will allow temperatures to cool down a little bit. Along with the slightly cooler temperatures there will also be a good chance for more thunderstorms on late Sunday and on Monday, as an area of low pressure passes by to the north. Next week looks as though it will start off on the comfortable side, with highs in the mid20s, but the weather models show the ridge of high pressure rebuilding during the week, which will mean temperatures again move back into the low 30s for highs. Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, 22 to 31 C; lows, 10 to 18 C.


For this issue I’ve decided to break way from the traditional precipitation-based map and instead show you a graph of the mean temperatures over the last year. This graph shows the daily average mean temperature for Winnipeg compared to the long-term average. Looking at the centre graph, which is a 31-day running mean, you can really see just how warm it has been over the last year, as readings in the red show above-average temperatures. We have now seen over a year with aboveaverage temperatures, with only a short period in early June having a consistent period of below-average temperatures. Just imagine what it would be like if we saw temperatures during the summer as much above average as we saw over the winter!

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

All-time record heat over the U.S. Records are being broken for the most consecutive days with highs of 100 F and up By Daniel Bezte CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR


hen trying to come up with ideas to write, it always seems a good idea to create a series of articles, such as the one I have been working on about severe thunderstor ms and tornadoes. For those of you who routinely follow these articles you are expecting an article about how tornadoes are formed. As much as I’d like to share that article with you this week, sometimes Mother Nature leads with a headline I just can’t refuse. Thunderstorms and tornadoes will have to take a sideline for this issue and instead we’ll take a look at the historic heat wave that, thank goodness, has so far missed us, but has ravaged much of the central and eastern U.S. So far this summer across the Canadian Prairies has been warm and fairly dry and in some places people have been talking about how warm it has been. Fortunately for us, we have missed out on the big heat that has been occurring south of the border. After seeing some of the images and looking at all of the records broken, I am glad we’ve been able to dodge this record setting heat wave — at least so far.

Over much of the central and eastern U.S., what’s becoming an unprecedented heat wave has been occurring. What makes this heat wave fairly disturbing is the fact that most of it occurred in June. To put things into perspective, the big recordsetting heat wave everyone uses for comparisons occurred back in 1936. That heat wave started during June in the U.S., then spread northward during July, setting all-time heat records that until this year have yet to be touched. But touched they have been! According to the Weather Underground, in June 2012, 11 per cent of the 777 U.S. weather stations with a period of record of a century or more broke or tied their all-time heat records for the month of June. Only 1936 (when 13 per cent of June records were broken or tied) and 1988 (12.5 per cent) had greater numbers of all-time monthly June records broken. So June 1936 had more records broken, but over a much shorter period of time; also, the records being broken this year were the ones set in either 1936 or 1988. Not only have there been a lot of all-time June heat records set this year, but a number of these records also broke the alltime yearly heat record — again, something almost unheard of during the month of June! Hot

days and record-breaking hot days are not unexpected or something to get excited about, since they happen once or twice every year. What has been unusual about this heat wave is the consecutive number of days places are reporting temperatures over 100 F (38 C). The city of St. Louis hit these triple-digit values for 13 days in a row starting June 27. This streak is now the third longest in their history. Pueblo Colorado reached 101 F (38.3 C) on July 4, which brought the number of consecutive days with high temperatures of 100 F or higher to a record-high 13 days as well. Finally, Chicago saw three consecutive days with a temperature of 100 F or hotter, which tied the record for most consecutive 100 F days, set back in 1936. I have included a couple of pictures of from the Colby, Kansas region. If they don’t remind you of the 1930s Dust Bowl, I don’t know what will. I guess the big question on most people’s minds is whether this heat will build northward or not. So far, the weather models show some fairly significant heat building over the Canadian Prairies over the next couple of weeks, but other than a typical summer heat wave, it is not currently looking like we’ll be pushing all-time record highs. Let’s hope this forecast holds true!

Some views of current dust conditions at Colby in northwestern Kansas, about 360 km east of Denver, are reminiscent of the 1930s Dust Bowl. PHOTO: SUPPLIED PHOTOS


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University of Manitoba professor Doug Cattani is investigating the possibility of perennial grains and oilseeds, including sunflowers. PHOTO: SHANNON VANRAES

One crop that has people looking to the future is the possibility of perennial wheat. Cattani has crossed winter wheat with intermediate wheat grass in an attempt to find perennial offspring. Similar trials have been conducted in Australia, resulting in three genetic lines with some perennially. “It can be a hit-or-miss process,” he said. Cattani remains confident perennials could play a role in meeting the world’s growing demand for food — just not in the way some people might expect. Although perennials won’t likely produce the bumper crop years seen with annuals, they won’t fall victim to bust years either, said Cattani. “It’s felt that perenniality and their adaptations will give you a really consistent yield across the years,” he said. Established perennials also require fewer inputs, resulting in lower costs for farmers. “I don’t foresee perennial crops covering every acre ever, but what I do envision is that marginal lands that we will be forced to produce food on in the future will be a good fit for perennials,” Cattani said. “And following harvest, animals will be able to graze there.” Because perennials are present in the environment year round, they also have the ability to stymie flooding, as plants absorb and respire

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water back into the air, while root systems prevent soil erosion. “I think we’re seeing it more and more accepted in scientific circles that perennials help keep our soils healthy,” Cattani added. Alden Braul agrees that perennial grains have potential, but not necessarily in our lifetimes. But the capacity development and food security co-ordinator with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank said he would like to see more work done on perennials, as well as the role they might play in polyculture. “When you look at the people the Foodgrains Bank works with, many are small holdings farmers, often with marginal land, so in some ways those people would have the most to gain from perennials,” said Braul. With the idea of sustainability in mind, he added perennials would be a natural fit with the Foodgrains Bank’s goals. In addition to working on the possibility of perennial grains, Cattani is also investigating perennial oilseeds. Research into perennial sunflowers is underway at sites in Winnipeg and Carman. “It’s a species from Manitoba and found across the province,” he said. “It’s very well adapted to our climate and our growing season.” Down the road perennial flax may also be an option as demand for biomass grows. But with annuals having had a

“I don’t foresee perennial crops covering every acre ever, but what I do envision is that marginal lands that we will be forced to produce food on in the future will be a good fit for perennials.” DOUG CATTANI

10,000-year head start, there is some catching up to do. Why agricultural ancestors chose annual plants over perennials by our agriculture ancestors is still up for debate. “It depends on who you listen to,” said Cattani. “But the main reason people give is that when agriculture started the likelihood of being in the same place next year was low, people were somewhat nomadic.” However, that doesn’t mean perennials can’t catch up. Cattani pointed to the rapid development of canola as an example of modern variety development, and added disease resistance from perennials has already been used in annual varieties.



on’t start searching the seed catalogue for perennial wheat just yet, but farmers may one day have the option of planting perennial grains, a University of Manitoba plant breeder says. “Perennials have crept in a little bit from the fringe,” says Doug Cattani, who oversees one of the few breeding programs dedicated to the concept. “Not a lot, but there are more people looking at perennials as a step towards sustainability.” Cattani began researching perennial grains in 2010, and this summer has three field trials underway, looking at intermediate wheatgrass, perennial cereal rye and perennial wheat. “We have a large trial of intermediate wheatgrass, which is a perennial grass historically grown as forage in Manitoba,” he said. The goal with this species is increase seed weight and threshibility, eventually resulting in a seed that looks more like wheat, and less like barley, he said. Perennial cereal rye was first developed in Germany, before being released by Agriculture and Agrifood Canada in Lethbridge. It is now being studied on test plots in Carman. Early results have Cattani doubting its viability as a grain crop. “It’s probably better adapted to forage,” he noted. The University of Manitoba is the only Canadian institution with research focused on developing perennial grains. But other institutions and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada have been helpful providing genetic materials for the program, he said. “A lot of the annuals tend to be better able to be selfed (when a plant self pollinates to produce viable seed), and therefore you can make improvements quicker,” said Cattani. “The perennials tend to be obligate outcrossing species that are very difficult to self.” It will be at least another two decades before perennial grains are available, Cattani said. “When we do release it to producers, we want something they can plant with confidence knowing it will be a perennial grain crop, and not one year grain and five years hay,” he said.

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New conservation centre showcases responsible oil extraction Centre to demonstrate how ducks, farmers and oil producers can all get along together By Daniel Winters co-operator staff / deloraine


new Sustainable Land Use Centre near Whitewater Lake aims to show that the oil industry can coexist with wetlands and farmers. The centre will use a series of signs explaining various aspects of the four-acre site so visitors can take themselves on self-guided tours and see how wetland restoration, grain farming, and oil extraction can occupy the same site without adverse impacts, said Mark Francis, Brandon-based head of habitat retention for Ducks Unlimited Canada. The organization partnered with Richardson International Ltd. to create the centre, along with similar ones near Yorkton, Sask., and Kelburn Farm, south of Winnipeg.

New horizontal drilling techniques mean fewer wells are needed to extract oil, and can be placed well away from sensitive areas such as marshes, said Tim Howell, senior vicepresident of operations for Tundra Oil & Gas, a Richardson affiliate. “We’ll have four wells on a section when we used to have 16 typically,” he said, adding that horizontal drilling rigs can reach up to 1.4 kilometres away from the well head. Underneath the Deloraine

“They walk the talk in terms of land use and development.” Michael Leech

site, a handful of pumpjacks labour away lifting light, sweet crude from the Whitewater reservoir, a four-metre thick deposit of porous-oil bearing rock roughly 760 metres below the surface. The oil that comes out is mixed with about 85-per-cent brine, which must be settled out at the nearby separation battery and re-injected back underground. “We’re water producers that just skim a little oil,” joked Howell. The creation of the centre follows a $1 million donation in 2009 from the Richardson Foundation to promote responsible oil extraction by adopting minimal disturbance techniques, including drilling wells on frozen ground, disposing of excess materials offsite, and the use of mats to

Pumpjacks operated by Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership operate near the recently opened Sustainable Land Use Centre established by the company and Ducks Unlimited Canada north of Whitewater Lake.  photo: Daniel Winters

protect grasslands from rutting. Although a niche player on the Canadian oil scene, Tundra is the province’s largest oil producer. Its 1,200 wells in the Williston Basin between Manitoba and Saskatchewan produce about 14,000 barrels of oil per day. The company is committed to responsible oil extraction, said Tundra president Dan MacLean. “I have a 12-year-old daugh-

ter and she is my barometer on many things,” said MacLean. “She is learning about right and wrong, and the importance of the economy and the environment. Believe me, I am not going to get away with anything.” Tundra officials “walk the talk in terms of land use and development,” said Michael Leech, a Brandon-based director of Ducks Unlimited.



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Global agribusiness Monsanto Co. posted higherthan-expected quarterly profit on June 27 as net revenue grew 17 per cent to $4.2 billion on gains in sales of seeds and genetic traits and surprising strength in herbicides. Sales of corn seed and genetic traits jumped 35 per cent in the third quarter, which ended May 31, while soybean sales rose 15 per cent to $698 million, the company said. Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company and a developer of genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops, benefited from an increase in U.S. planted corn acres this spring, as farmers rushed to respond to strong global demand. “With our most significant selling seasons wrapped up, the third quarter gives us a near complete view of our business for the fiscal year and I feel very good about where we stand,” said Monsanto chief executive Hugh Grant. T:21.6”

From the field to the stage, an organic farmer at the Fringe Wayne James says he is troubled by much in the modern food-production system, and will tackle the issue on stage By Shannon VanRaes co-operator staff / lydiatt


ou can usually find Wayne James on his Beausejourarea organic farm, a picturesque spot nestled in a peaceful glen complete with running stream, winding lane, and friendly old dog. However, later this month, the organic seed producer and market gardener will drive into Winnipeg’s congested downtown every day to take part in the city’s Fringe Theater Festival. The 61-year-old, who graduated from the University of Winnipeg as a theatre major, used to help other thespians by working behind the scenes. But for the second year in a row, James will be standing in front of the footlights in order to deliver a message through theatre. “It’s more like a cause, something I felt nobody was talking about,” said James. His new one-man show is entitled Human Rites, and follows last year’s The Price of Admission. Although he is still working on his new opus, James said he was inspired by the recent controversy over a proposed water park next to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. “That did not seem appropriate to me,” said James. But that isn’t all that seems a

little off with our modern world, according to the former test pilot, TV studio director, and tactical driving instructor. James said he is troubled by much in the modern food production system, and will tackle that issue on stage. “As an organic farmer, I look at the fact I can’t grow food without synthetic chemicals in it,” he said. “Even though the farm has been organic for 12 years, the air contains toxins, which when it rains end up on the land and then end up in the food chain.” One of the underlying causes is a lack of spiritual awareness — and an undervaluing of food safety, said James. “I’ve been wrestling for a long time now with how a society can condone the poisoning of its own children for the sake of somebody making money.” The third-generation farmer had a short-lived political career. Six years ago James won the NDP nomination for the federal riding of Selkirk-Interlake, but two weeks into his campaign he was asked to step aside so former premier and governor general Ed Schreyer could run. “That started me thinking about what it means to be a representative of a riding, and more so, what it means to be free people in control of our own destinies,” he said.

Wayne James is an organic farmer who will preform a one-man play at this summer’s Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.  Photo: Shannon VanRaes

He said he hopes his fringe play will get audiences thinking about food issues. “I tend to believe that all of us have in the back of our minds the sense that what we’re doing is wrong in the long term,” he said. “People always say, ‘What can we do?’ — like this is a runaway freight train or something. ... But the idea is that the individual can do something, and in fact it is our responsibility to do something.” James’s 2011 production featured original songs, monologue and a recitation of Chief Seattle’s speech of 1854 — a powerful com-

mentary on society, the environment and humanity’s future. “I may use (the speech) again this year,” he said. Writing a play, rehearsing, travelling and promoting takes time, especially with 80 acres of cultivated land on the go. “I drive in, do my show, and drive straight back,” said James. “It’s sunrise to sunset, but it’s important that I just try to sneak in some time to do the Fringe.” The Fringe Festival ( begins July 18.

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Warm weather is advancing crops quickly Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives — Report for July 9, 2012 Southwest Region

Several rainfall events over the past week resulted in amounts ranging from five to 75 mm. Some areas also repor ted hail with damage still being assessed. In the Assiniboine Valley, crop, hay and pastureland have been impacted by flooding. Most cereal crops are heading with several fields done flowering. Fungicide applications are nearing completion. Most of the canola crop is flowering and several fields have been sprayed for disease. Areas of the fields that were affected by flea beetle, cutworms and high moisture are evident. Early-seeded flax is blooming and producers are applying fungicides. There are no major insect issues to date, although there are high levels of bertha armyworm moths reported in traps. Monitoring continues for diamondbacks. First-cut hay is 50 per cent complete with most producers reporting average yields with good quality.

Northwest Region

Warm temperatures aided crop development. Poor plant stands and drowned-out areas are evident in canola fields. In The Pas, canola fields still have still extremely wet areas. Cereal staging ranges from heading/flowering in The Pas to

fields in the milk stage at Swan River, Roblin and Dauphin. Canola staging is more variable with a few fields podding in Dauphin, then a range from rosette to bolting to the majority of acres flowering. High temperatures may affect canola yield potential. Fungicide application is on going for both cereals and canola crops, with some being applied aerially. Haying operations have just begun across the region with the exception of The Pas. The first cut yields are average to below average with yields ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 tons per acre. Native pastures and hayland are still showing the effects of excess moisture from last year, particularly at The Pas and along the lakes in the region.

Central Region

Most areas received minimal precipitation but areas south and west received significant rain in the storm system that went through July 4 with rainfall ranging from 15 to 100 mm. Hail damage from south of Crystal City through Snowflake to Mowbray (south of Darlingford) ran in a swath up to four to six miles wide. Many claims have been filed with damage ranging from light to complete. For some crops on lighter-textured soils, symptoms of heat and moisture stress are becoming evident.

Winter wheat is in the milk to soft dough stage. Pre-harvest glyphosate applications are starting. Producers are monitoring carefully as colour change is progressing rapidly, while kernels may be less advanced. Some rust has been reported in wheat and in oats but at low levels. Spraying for sclerotinia in canola is also close to being finished. Some reports of flower loss due to hot dry conditions have been reported but overall the crop looks good. Monitoring continues for diamondbacks. Edible beans are in the third trifoliate to early flowering in the earliest varieties. Soybeans are starting to flower. Septoria brown spot is showing up on lower leaves in some fields. Corn has seen rapid growth. Alfalfa weevil is causing damage in alfalfa. Cutworm damage is still being reported and monitoring continues for bertha armyworm and diamondback moth larvae. Grasshoppers are showing up in some fields, including sunflower fields. Some reports of aphids in cereals but numbers appear to be declining. Hay crop yields are average to below average. Moisture is needed for regrowth for a second cut. Livestock water supplies are tight and dugout levels are below average.

Eastern Region

Northern areas received less than 10 mm on average, central areas generally received 10 to 20 mm and southern areas received anywhere from 10 mm to over 25 mm. About 80 per cent of winter wheat crops are in the dough stage. Most red spring wheat is in the milk stage with some transitioning to early dough. Most barley is in the milk and early dough growth stages. Most oats are in the milk growth stage with some heat blasting noted. Most of the canola is transitioning from flowering to pod filling. High levels of flower drop are noted. Flax is transitioning from flowering to boll filling. Sunflowers are in the bud stage and soybeans are flowering. Corn is in the V6 to V13 growth stages. In general, the condition of annual crops is rated as good. Rain would be welcomed in most areas. In northern areas of the region, grain producers are monitoring insect levels. There has been spraying for armyworms in spring cereals and forage seed and some limited spraying for grasshoppers. Increased defoliation levels in soybean fields by green cloverworm and grasshoppers have been noted. Lygus bugs have been reported in some canola.

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First-cut haying has been proceeding with between 60 per cent and 90 per cent of the crop cut or baled. Overall quality is rated as good. The condition of the majority of hay and pasture lands is rated as fair to good with some concerns about drier conditions. Dugout levels are below average in some areas of the region.

Interlake Region

Isolated thundershowers brought rainfall of six mm in the southern areas. Winter wheat is beginning to ripen while spring cereal development ranges from most acres finished flowering to early dough stage on remaining acres. Canola and flax are flowering. Soybean growth stage ranges from fourth to sixth trifoliate. Fungicide application on canola continued last week. Winter wheat, spring cereals and timothy seed have been affected by armyworm, with insecticide application taking place on many acres. Insect populations are also high on alfalfa seed crops . Haying progress is excellent with yields average to below average. Pasture conditions are rated as good but the hot, dry conditions will result in slow regrowth of grass species. Surface water supplies are below average with some producers utilizing other sources.


The Manitoba Co-operator | July 12, 2012

Canola continues to set new acreage records But an unknown number of acres were lost to excess moisture

Barley grades to reflect different end uses Three classes will be set up according to end use Staff


he Western Standards Committee of the Canadian Grain Commission has recommended categorizing barley varieties according to end use rather than the current designations of malting, general purpose and hulless. Under the changes that take effect July 1, barley varieties will be classed according to

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WINNIPEG / REUTERS / Canadian farmers boosted record-high canola plantings more than expected and trimmed the wheat area from an earlier forecast, Statistics Canada said on June 27, but traders noted that the agency’s farmer sur vey did not capture heavy rains that may have washed out many fields. Canola plantings reached 21.273 million acres, near the high end of a range of trade estimates. Canola seedings were up from StatsCan’s April 24 estimate of 20.4 million acres and well past last year’s area of 18.9 million acres. All-wheat plantings slipped to 23.812 million acres, slightly lower than trade expectations. Wheat plantings slipped from the previous estimate of 24.3 million acres, but still exceeded last year’s seeded area o f 2 1 . 5 m i l l i o n a c re s. StatsCan surveyed nearly 25,000 farmers from May 28 through June 7, prior to steady rains pouring down in western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan. “We’ve got to knock a chunk off for lost acres unseeded, swamped out with all the rains in June,” said Ken Ball, commodities broker at Union Securities, who estimates farmers lost at least one million acres o f c a n o l a . “Pu t t i n g a number on that is really tough.” Prior to the rains, farmers shifted some acres to canola instead of wheat and other crops because of canola’s high prices, Ball said. The oat seeded area was 3.074 million acres, d ow n f ro m St a t s Ca n’s previous estimate of 3.4 million acres. StatsCan estimated durum area a t 4 . 7 1 m i l l i o n a c re s, slightly below trade expectations and down from StatsCan’s previous forecast for 5.1 million acres. The barley area was pegged at 7.365 million acres, below a range o f t ra d e e x p e c t a t i o n s and StatsCan’s previous forecast of nearly eight million acres.

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rate understanding of potential end-use quality from the revised grades. Currently, there are several registered varieties of barley developed specifically for food use, including CDC Fibar, CDC Rattan and CDC Hilose. Tolerances for grading factors in malting and general purposes classes remain the same. Tolerances for grading factors in hulless grades in each class are based on tolerances in the former hulless class.

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Heavy hail claims in Sask. Early-season crop losses tough to quantify, insurers say


ail insurance providers on the Prairies report about 2,200 claims filed in Saskatchewan up to the middle of last week, a number they say is at least double the typical count for that date. Claims are also still coming in from storms that hit the province July 1-3, the Canadian Crop Hail Association said last Friday in its latest update. A variety of isolated storms in Manitoba in June has led

to nearly 500 claims by the middle of last week, including many from the southwest and the Roland area, it said. The single largest storm in the province came early on July 4 near the U.S. border, including areas near Tilston, Lyleton, Deloraine, Boissevain, Mather, Ca r t w r i g h t , K i l l a r n e y a n d Snowflake. Farmers in Alberta, especially southern regions, filed about 660 claims up to the first week of July; many of the early claims only had canola with enough

damage for payouts, the association said. The trouble with processing hail claims this early in the growing season is that it “can be difficult to assess (damages) since the crops often have a tremendous ability to recover,” the association said. Depending on the stage of the crop and the extent of damage, some companies will defer claim adjustments to later in the season to better determine the extent of the loss, the association said.


4-H contributors honoured with Queen’s award STAFF / Fifteen Canadians have been honoured with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals for their contribution to 4-H. They were awarded at a banquet dinner at 4-H Canada’s annual general meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland last month. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal honours Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life who have built and continue to build a caring society and country through their service and achievements. It was created in celebration of Her Majesty’s 60th anniversary of accession to the throne. Of the 60,000 medals designated for Canadians, 33 were given to the Canadian 4-H Council to honour the significant contribution of individuals to the 4-H movement in Canada, with 13 to be presented nationally and 20 provincially. Recipients were: Rob Black, president, Canadian 4-H Council; George Klosler, Marie Logan, Judy Shaw, Bertram Stewart, Elizabeth Crouse and Robert McAuley, all former presidents of the Canadian 4-H Council; Valerie Pearson, vicepresident, Canadian 4-H Council; Mike Nowosad, chief executive officer, 4-H Canada, Matthew Tweedy, chair, Canadian 4-H Council’s Youth Advisory Committee; Lyndon Carlson, Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, and James Hewitt, former presidents, Canadian 4-H Foundation; Hilda Bellows, co-chair, provincial 4-H council and long-time member of the 4-H program, and Gerry Sullivan, former president, provincial council, and long-time member of the 4-H program.

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman

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


KILLARNEY HARVEST 34TH ANNUAL Antique & Collector Auction, Saturday August 4th, 9:30am in Shamrock Centre, Killarney MB. Features: Outstanding º cut Oak furniture, Beautiful Estate Glassware & Lamps plus other unique Antiques & Collectables. Website for full listing & many pictures Murray Rankin Auctions (204)534-7401 Killarney, MB. Ross Taylor Auction Service Reston, MB. NICKEL AUCTIONS LTD Annual Consignment Auction Saturday, August 11th 2 Miles West of Austin on Hwy 1 Consign Your Equip. Early For Advertising Some Equip Already Consigned For More Info Call Dave at (204)637-3393 Cell (204)856-6900 E-mail Website

1956 IHC 1/2-TON; 1952 W4 tractor; 4-ft. Ford roto tiller w/3-PTH. Phone (204)855-2212. 1 COMPLETE SET OF mule harness w/cable tugs attached; 1 complete set of parade harness w/Breechen; neck yokes & eaveners; buggy poles; brass bells; scotch tops; ivory spread rings; several large leather halters, good condition. (204)242-2809 Box 592 Manitou, MB R0G 1G0. 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

ANTIQUES Antique Equipment 1939 JD A row crop tractor, original owner, fully restored to nicer than new condition, new fenders, new tires, $7,000 OBO. (204)822-3616, Morden, MB. e-mail for pics


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

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HORSE, TACK & EQUIPMENT AUCTION for CORNIE & TANNIS FROESE Sun., July 15th, 2012 11:00am (raindate: Mon., July 16, 2012 11:00am) lot 9929, PTH 8 & Road 99N (Ponemah Road) All items sold in “as is, where is” condition w/no warranties implied or expressed. HORSES: 2, two yr old geldings, 1 blue-eyed medicine hat; 1 red chocolate half Kentucky/paint; 2, two yr old fillies, both unregistered medicine hat blue-eyed (papered parents); 3 registered brood mares apha, no vices, very easy mares; 2 Kentucky cross one yr olds /fillie colt /red chocolate; 1 registered Kentucky, gelding saddle horse, choc./white easy horse w/papers; 2 registered 1/4 fillies, palomino & sorrel (Horses sold at approx. 2:00pm at lot 950 Ponemah Rd) VEHICLES: 84 Jeep Cherokee 4x4; 88 Dodge Turbo; 95 Pontiac GrandAm sports coupe AT Dodge Grand caravan; 97 Chrysler Cirrus LX car; 99 Chrysler Dodge Town&Country van EQUIPMENT: Feather-lite bumper pull three horse slant aluminum horse trailer c/w 2 removal panels, saddle rack, tack room, low step rear mounting, rubber carpeting, etc. (reserve price $9,800); Assort of tack; 3 brand new Aussie saddles; English saddle; Heavy horse harness & collars, very nice condition; 16-ft. Flat deck trailer; Lewis cattle oiler; ATCO hydro kitchen/ dining trailer; winter horse sleigh; 12-seater horse drawn cart; Goat milking stands; Pacific mercury generator; truck shell; Truck box pendaliner; Shindawa T720 grass sweeper; 8-ft. stock carrier for 1/2-ton truck. MISCELLANEOUS: 8 shingle bundles; Antique lamps; Washer; Dryer; 25 bags of ultra fine alpaca fleece & much more. NOTE: Some horses will be sold subject to a reserve bid. The horses can be viewed on Sat., July 14th by arrangement w/owners by calling (204)389-3871. All vehicles sold are not safetied. TERMS & CONDITIONS: Cash, Debit, Master Card, Visa accepted. GST & PST applied. Items purchased must be paid in full on sale day. COUNTRY AUCTIONS Beausejour, MB. (204)268-6650

BOB & ARLENE ANDERSON, MacGregor, MB. Antique & Collector Equipment Auction Mon., July 30th, 10:00am. 1-mi W of MacGregor; 1-mi South. Feature Item: Large Cast “J.I. CASE EAGLE” 4.5-ft. high, excellent condition. Antique Tractors, Attachments & Crawler. Antique & Collector Cars & Parts & Camper. Antique & Collector Farm Machinery, Stationary/Steam Engines, Boilers, & Related Parts. Also Other Items Includes collector tools & toys. Farm & Shop tools. On July 30th we are selling all Anderson’s antiques & machine collectables- many rare & interesting items here. For info con-tact: Bob & Arlene Anderson (204)685-2137. Website for full listing & pics www. or Murray Rankin Auc-tions (204)534-7401 Killarney, MB. Ross Taylor Auction Service (204)877-3834 Reston, MB.

MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Farm & Antique Auction Eva Plowiec (Late Andrew) Sat., July 14th 10:00am Arborg, MB. 10-mi South on Hwy #7 then West 2.75-mi on Rd 119. 20 Tractors: Modern: Case 1594 Cab 3PH 5,700-hrs; Case 1690 Cab 3PH FEL Showing 360-hrs, Exc Cond; Case 1594 MFWA 3PH FEL 5,181-hrs; Case 1494 3PH FEL; Case 1390 3PH 1,779-hrs; AC D17 2PH 7,246-hrs; Int B14 3PH 5,200-hrs; Vintage: Case VA 2PH; Case 730 FEL; 4) Case 930 Cabs 1) 3PH 1) FEL; McCormick 300 FEL; 4) McCormick W4; MH44; Loaders; Blade; Tines; Grapples; Equip: NH 353 Mixmill; 2) NH RD Balers 1) 850 1) 845; NH 281 Square Baler; JD 37 Sickle Mower; 3PH Equp; Farm Trailers; Livestock Equip; Farm Misc; Some Tools; Vehicles: 76 Dodge 800 gas, 15-ft. B&H 38,849-m; 73 Fod F100, Solid Stored Inside, 83m; 6 More Vehicles; Antiques: Wood Grain Box Wagon; JD Big 4 Sickle; JD Side Delivery Rake; Threshing Machine; Old Tools & Misc. Full List on WEB Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman

AUCTION SALES AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman

Don't Miss Harvest Consignment Sale CONSIGNMENT SALE SALE at at HARVEST CONSIGNMENT BARN FRASER AUCTION BARN BRANDON, MB. 18, 2012 2012 SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 9:00am Sale will will be be held held at at Fraser Fraser Auction Auction Service Service Ltd. Ltd. sales sales yard yard ¼ ¼ mile mile DIRECTIONS: Sale north of the junction junction of of highways highways #1 #1 & & #10 #10 on on Wheatbelt Wheatbelt Road. Road. Brandon, Brandon, MB MB THIS SALE SALE WILL WILL FEATURE: FEATURE: THIS Equipment *Industrial *Industrial Equipment Equipment *Trucks *Trucks &&Trailers Trailers *Livestock *Livestock *Farm Equipment Handling Equipment Equipment *Vehicles *Vehicles *Lawn *Lawn && Leisure Leisure *Shop *Shop Equipment Equipment &&Tools Tools Handling hitch & & Acreage Acreage Equipment Equipment *Government *Government Surplus Surplus *Plus *Plus misc. misc.Pallet Pallet Lots Lots *3pt hitch more *Note: *Note: Collector Collector Toys Toys -- complete complete DISPERSAL DISPERSAL for for ESTATE ESTATE OF OF & more STAN LAWSON LAWSON (Killarney, (Killarney, MB) MB) STAN

Call our our office office now now to to consign consign to to this this Call very well attended attended consignment consignment auction. auction. 1-800-483-5856 1-800-483-5856 or or E-Mail E-Mail MORE EQUIPMENT IS BEING ADDED ADDED TO TO THIS THIS SALE SALE DAILY! DAILY! For a weekley updatedlist listwith with weekly updated full details and and pictures pictures go go to: to:

FRASER AUCTION SERVICE 1-800-483-5856 1-800-483-5856 Not Not responsible responsible for for errors errors in in description. description. Subject Subject to to additions additions or or deletions. deletions. Property Property owner owner and and Fraser Fraser Auction Auction Service Service not not responsible responsible for for any any accidents accidents occurring. occurring. GST GST && PST PST where where applicable. applicable. TERMS: TERMS: Cash Cash or or cheque. cheque. NOTE: NOTE: cheques cheques of of $50,000 $50,000 or or more more must must be be accompanied accompanied by by bank bank letter letter of of credit. credit.

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake


Jim Perfanick

Concordia East (at Dead End) Off HWY 59 “Lagimodiere Blvd” WPG.

Saturday, July 21st at 11:00am (Viewing Friday Day before sale only 1 - 5 pm) Signs Posted Rain Date Sunday, July 22nd at 12:00 Noon CRAWLER *Komatsu D-55-S w/track loader, under carriage 80% (very good condition)* LOADER *Clark 35C 4x4 wheel loader w/1.5 bucket Detrioit 3-53 engine, 14x24 tires (7,000 hrs) good shape HIGHWAY TRACTOR * 1972 Dodge 900 tractor tandem, sleeper, wet kit, 871-Detroit diesel, 13-speed Fuller transmission (Nice shape) *1984 King Seagrave Aerial 8 100’ ladder truck (120,000 kms) w/Detroit 6V92 Engine LOWBED *Homemade/Aren’s triaxle trailer, double drop deck w/Beaver tail low bed (10.00x20 tires) 8ft, 6” wide & 1’ outriggers both sides (safety) subject to the owners approval TRENCHER Davis Fleetline 70+4 trencher w/back hoe D-130 (not running) FLEX TRACK *Flex track Swamp track trailer w/tracks (8,000lbs. Carrier) FORKLIFTS *Yale 4,000 lbs propane forklift w/tank (450 hrs) *Clark all terrain forklift UT60, 6,000 lbs Cap w/J.D. 4219 diesel engine tires 18.4x24 front & 11Lx15 rear TRAILERS *50’ triple axle trailer frame w/Pintel hitch *8x16 tandem axle trailer w/tilt deck *38’ Storage tandem trailer (leaks) FARM TRACTOR *Allis Chalmers B model (tires good) nice shape *Ford 9-N gas (tires like new) very nice shape WELDERS *Lincoln SA-200 trailer mounted welder (works good) *Lincoln TM-400-400 welder w/cabinet & rods FARM MACHINERY *Farm King 3-PH landscape rake *6’-3PH rotary mower *3PH Power FIst 55 gal, chemical sprayer (30’ Spray) *21’ White 6200 self-propelled swather (runs good) *18’ Ford wing type cultivator *6-sections of Harros *2-500 gal fuel tanks w/stands 6” ALUMINUM PIPE & PUMPS *9-20’ Aluminum pipes* adjustable PTO Peerliess 5” vertical drive pump w/25 1” rod for pump DIESEL ENGINE *671 Detroit diesel motor (parts only) CAR *1994 Lincoln Town Car 4-door ANTIQUES *Suitcase Army First Aid Kit *McCormick horse mower *single horse plow *4ft cultivator *New assort. size older/antique tires MISCELLANEOUS *5hp Burner air compressor *Wisconsin gas motor w/electric start *Walkin table saw single phase *billy goat mobile vacuum unit model PB110P, 1-cyl., gas *FWS floor dril 1½ HP, 12-speed *Clarkson tool cutter & griner *Standard power hack saw *Hyd Press *Floor scale *Hyd Bumper jack *2-Tire car & truck spreaders *2-tire flex buffers, electric *2-Herman Nelson diesel construction heaters 350,000 BTU *3-Barrel pumps *2” pump w/gas motor *propane construction heater w/tank *3ton A-Frame w/Yale chain block & tackle *13-speed Fuller transmissions *2-air jack hammers w/hoses & bits * Onan 110v & 220 gas generator * assorted construction highway signs *45-gal tank w/110V fuel pump *Hyd control valves (on pallet) *assort Hyd pumps (on Pallets) *Construction hooks, clevis (on pallets) *2-rooms of miscellaneious parts *assort. load binders *steel work bench *Triumph wood stove *Bosch torary impact gun *air commercial grinder *rivet gun w/bits *logging chains *approx. 10 pallet loads of misc., etc. LUMBER *2”x10’x14’ new lumber BUILDING 36’x100’ metal clad/wood frame building w/16’ walls, 4-overhead doors (14’x14’) w/4-over head gas heaters, 200-amp service (MUST BE REMOVED BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 “NO EXCEPTIONS”)

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

AUCTION REMINDER Retirement Auction for Jean Bilodeau Farms Saturday, July 14 11AM St Agathe Manitoba, East and South of St Agathe

Visit: for listing or see last week’s Manitoba Co-operator 204-325-4433 cell 6230 AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Acreage Auction Ernie & Eileen Rodenbour Sat., July 21st 10:00am Teulon, MB. Location: 1-mi South Hwy #7 then 12-mi West on 415 then 3-mi South on 322. Auction Note: The Place is Sold! Everything Sells to the Highest Bidder! Contact: (204)886-3438. Vintage Trucks: 49 Dodge Step Side 1/2-Ton Restored & Sft S#90104557; 51 Dodge 1-Ton Vehicle, Trailer: 97 Suzuki 4x4 161,000-km, Sft; 08 Tornel Bumper Hitch 20-ft. Tandem Flat Deck 7000-lb x2 w/Ramps; HM Bumper Hitch 8-ft. Flat Deck Trailer; Tractors & Equip: Case IH 985 Cab HL Range 3PH 540/1000 Dual Hyd 18.434 w/Allied 594 FEL 7,709-hrs; Case 485 HL 3PH 540 PTO Dual hyd 16.928 w/Allied 394 FEL 1,712-hrs; McCormick W6 Standard Pulley PTO Restored; 70 Ford 750 w/12-ft. Deck & Hoist, 40,000 org mi, Outdoor Stored; NH 845 Hyd Tie RD Baler; Vicon 6 Wheel Rake; Case 1H 1100 Trailer 9-ft. Sickle Mower; Massey 7-ft. Sickle Mower Semi Mt; 3PH Woods 4-ft. Rotary Mower; 3PH Ripper, (Single Plow); FEL Bale Forks; 2) Farm Wagon 18-ft. Decks 1) JD; 3 Sec Diamond Harrows Yard & Rec: Economy Power King Utility Tractor w/46-in. Belly Mower, Exc Cond; Al 14-ft. Boat; Scott 12-HP Outboard; Craftsman 14.5-HP 42-in. R Mower; Walk Behind Yard Trailer w/Sickle Attach; Craftsman 5-HP Rear Tine Tiller w/Elec Start; Roper 5-HP Tiller; Grand Prix 8-HP 26-in. Snowblower; Push Mowers; Gas Weed Eater; Yard Trailer; Hand Yard Tools; Picnic Table Tools: Kohler 12-HP 6500W Elec Start Generator; Port Air Comp; Lincoln 225A Welder; 70A Welder; Acetylene Torches; Stihl 270 Chain Saw; Counter Drill Press; Table Saw; Power Tools; Angle Grinder; Bench Grinder; 1/2-in. Drill; Air Tools; Pipe Threader; Vise; Jackal; Stabilizing Jack; Many Hand Tools; 3/4-in. Socket Set Misc: Ratchet Blding Jack; RD Bale Feeder; Galv Water Trough; Battery Fencer; Slip Tank; Oil, Lubs; Tires; 30-in. Tractor Chains; Load Binders; Chains & Hooks; Car Ramps; Grain Crusher; Endless Belt; 3PH Stabilizing Bar; Baler Twine; Halogen Light; PCV Hose; Plywood; Lumber; Plumbing Items; Home Repair; Various Shop Supplies Antiques: Horse Wagon; JD 2B Saulky Plow; 3) Walk Behind Single Plow; New Idea Horse Mower; Horse Scraper; 60’s 50c Moped; 32V Generator; Hoosier; Dresser; Stands; Trunks; Single Treadle Sewing Machine; DR Chairs; Wood Cook Stove; Crockery Jugs; Crocks; Coal Oil Lamps; Lanterns; China; Place Setting; Character Tea Pot; Store Scale; 2) Hand Water Pumps; Mail Box; Cream Cans; Copper Boiler; Wet Stone Sharpener; Oil Cans; White Rose; Roco; Texaco; Bicycle License Plates; Auto Plates; NWT; Yukon Household: 2) Deep Freezers; Bar Fridge; Kitchen Table & Chairs; Buffet; Desk; Cabinet; Captain Single Bed; Tread Mill; Water Purifier; Dehumidifier; Vacuum; A/Chalmers Clock; Glassware; Kitchen Items; Various Household. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 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.


AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Auction Sale Rudy & Janet Bergen Tues., July 17th 4:00pm Warren, MB. Location: Jct Hwy 6 & 227, 4-mi West on 227 Then 3/4 South on Rd 8 W. Auction Note: The Place is Sold! Everything Sells to the Highest Bidder! Contact: (204)375-6587. Skid Steer & Trailer: 99 Bobcat 773 DSL 48-HP w/Enclosed Cab & Heater, Axle Hyd w/Bucket, 4,023-hrs; Sold After Bobcat 72 6-ft, hyd Finishing Mower; Bale Forks for Bobcat; Erskine 66-in. hyd Snowblower w/ Elec Chute; 07 Thunder Bumper Hitch Tandem 16-ft. Flat Deck w/Ramps Equip: Case 1H 8465 RD Bal-er; Krentz MFG 36-ft. Metal Pipe Rack Hay Trailer, Dually 100020; Shaver 3PH Post Auger; JD 3PH 3B Plow; 3PH 6-ft. Cult; 3PH Bale Prong; Oliver 5B Plow; 7-in. Unloading Auger w/Elec Motor; 10 Sec Hang up Harrows; NH Super 55 Side Delivery Rake; 24-ft. Bale Elevator; 110-gal Water Tank Trailer Livestock Equip: 2) Buffalo Metal Framed Alley w/Rolling Doors; Over 35 Metal Panels 10-ft. to 12ft.; 10) Metal Creep Panels; Metal Gates; 3)Auto Energy Efficiency Waters; 3) Poly Water Trough; Lewis Oiler; Tire Style Mineral Feeder; Single Drive Harness; English Saddle; Halters; Leads; Grooming Equip Misc: 7.5-HP Single Phase; Power Pac; Welding Material; 1-in. Tubing 20-ft.; Galv Pipe; 100) Railway Ties; 25) Treated Corral Panels; 200) Treated Fence Posts; High Tensil Wire; Used Barb Wire; Page Wire 5-ft. & 6-ft.; Spreadrite SM 9800 70-mi Elec Fencer; Gate Hinges-Fence Insulators; Fence Anchors; Lumber; 2x8-in.; Full Bolt Bin; Nails; Leg Bolts; Grain Moister Tester; Muffler Off Vers 800; Bin Sweep; Aeration Flooring; Pencil Auger; Havic Markers; Kear Shears; Al Step & Ext Ladders; Load Binders; Chain & Hooks; Car Ramps; 18.4x34 Duals; Auto Tires; Impadv Tires; Propane Heater; Storm Door; 2) Construction Heaters; Sump Pump; 1/2-in. PCV Hose Yard: JDLX188 hyd 18-HP 48-in. R Mower; JD 25-gal Sprayer Boom & Wand; Agri Fab 42-in. Grass Sweep; Falcon Yard Fogger; Hand Yard Tools; Snow Shoes Tools: Lincoln 225 Welder; Karcher 320 Elec Pressure Washer; Metal Chop Saw; Bench Grinder; Vise; 3/4-in. Socket Set; Various Tools Antiques: Walnut Buffet; Walnut DR Table & 6 Chairs; K Cupboard; China Cabinet; Pitcher & Basin Stand w/Mirror; Oak Parlor Table; Oak Desk & Chair; Crocks; Cream Cans; Scuffler Household: Queen Sleigh Bed; Bakers Rack; Treadmill. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Auction Sale Bert & Joyce Chymyshyn Sun., July 15th 10:00am St. Andrews, MB. Jct 9 & 27 Hwy West 1 Block on 27 then North 1 block on George St. then 1 Block on Larter. Auction Note: Items in Excellent Condition & Many Brand New Items! Contact: (204)338-3495. Tractor & Equip: Universal DTC 445 MFWA Cab 3PH Hyd 540 PTO Sold w/Allied 395 FEL, Exc Cond, Only 757-hrs; JD 3PH 5-ft. Rotovator; 3PH 7-ft. Cult; 6 Diamond Harrow & Bar Trailer, Rec & Guns: 99 Sokal Pintle Hitch 18-ft. Tandem Flat Deck w/Ramps; 05 Al Double Tilt Snowmobile Trailer w/Stone Guard; 02 Bombardier Traxter XT 4x4 500cc Quad Rev Winch, Exc Cond, 188-mi; 88 Arctic Cat Cheeta Snowmobile, Exc Cond GUNS & Access: BB 1- Winchester Mod 64, SA, 22; BB 2- Winchester Mod 94, LA, 30-30 Win; BB 3- Winchester Mod 94, Klondike Commemorative, LA, 30-30 Win; BB 4- Remington Mod 742, SA, 30-06 Sprigs; BB 5Cooey Mod 840, 410; Mt Full Body Black Bear; Deer; Elk; Moose; Mt Locked Horned Fighting Bucks Deer; Fishing & Camping Item; SS Meat Band Saw Yard: JD STX 46 R Mower; Metal Yard Trailer; Roto Tiller; Push Gas Mowers; Elec Chain Saw; Gas Weed Eater; Wheel Barrow; Yard Swing w/Canopy; Yard Fogger; Garden Hose Reel; Insulated Dog House; Trampoline Tools: Port 3-HP Air Comp; Majistij 3,400-lb Pressure Washer; New 4000W Generator; Metal Chop Saw; Acetylene Torches; 20-Ton hyd Press; Shop Crane; Table Saw; Chain Saw; Power Tile Saw; Drill Press; Battery Charger; BenchGrinder; Many Power Tools; Cordless Tools; ManyAir Tools; Parts Washer; Shop Vac; Vise; Clamps; Tap & Die Set; Large Amount of Hand Tools; Wrenches; Socket Sets; Hyd Jack; Floor Jack; Trans Jack; Hyd Bumper Jack; Work Mate; Hole Saw Kit; Drill Bits; Various Shop Supplies; Bolts; Nuts; Tool Cabinets Misc: 3,000-lb Elec Winch; Propane Furnace; Sub Water Pump; Halogen Light & Stand; Lumber; Pipe; Galv Sheet Metal; Home Repair Items; Plumbing & Elec; Cupboards; Rebar; Culverts; 8 yds River Stone; 16) 5-gal Pails 15W40; DSL Fuel Cond; 45-gal Under Coating Rust Check; Chains & Hooks; Come Along; Trailer Light Kit; Al Loading Ramps; 7.5-20 Tractor Tires & Rims; Step & Ext Ladders; Metal Shelving Household: K Table & Chairs; Upright Deep Freeze; Various Household; 9 pc Walnut DR Suite; Painted Pantry; Wash Stand; Rocking Chair; Trunk; Coal Oil Lamp. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 www. The Manitoba Co-operator. Manitoba’s best-read farm publication.

AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions

Ralph Nakoneshny

Lanigan, SK • Thursday, July 19, 2012 • 10 am

TERMS: Cash, Visa, Mastercard or

Debit paid in Full Same Day of Sale. SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS & DELETIONS “Everything Sold As Is, Where Is” with no warranties implied or expressed.


(204) 668-0183 (WPG.) Manitoba Co-operator classifieds, 1-800-782-0794.

1997 New HollaNd TR98

1994 Case 7230


From laNIGaN, sK, go 1.6 km (1 mile) east on Hwy 16, then 12.9 km (8 miles) North. east side of road.


1994 Case IH 7230 MFWD Tractor • 1962 Massey Ferguson Super 90 2WD Tractor • 1997 New Holland TR98 • 1984 New Holland TR85 Combine • 1995 Hesston 8100 25 Ft Swather • White 6200 21 Ft Swather • 1967 Chevrolet 40 S/A Grain Truck • 1985 GMC 7000 S/A Grain Truck • Ashland 80D 8 Cy Pull Scraper • 1996 Bourgault 8800 32 Ft Air Seeder • Bourgault VM26-30 30 Ft Cultivator • CCIL 204 27 Ft Cultivator • Bourgault 850 Centurion III 83 Ft Field Sprayer • Versatile 3000 68 Ft Field Sprayer • Leon Rock Picker • Trail-Rite FB100 100± Tonne Epoxy Lined Hopper Bin • Trail-Rite FB53 54± Tonne Epoxy Lined Hopper Bin • 2- Westeel 4750± Bushel 18 Ft x 5 Ring Hopper Bin...AND MUCH MORE!

For up-to-date equipment listings, please check our website: Ralph Nakoneshny: 306.365.4616 (h), foR MoRE INfoRMATIoN: 306.365.0151 (c), Ritchie Bros. Territory Manager – dan steen: 306.361.6154 Toll Free: 1.800.491.4494


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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Farm Equip & Land Auction R & C Quenett Sat., July 28th 10:00am Teulon, MB. 1-mi South on Hwy #7 then West on 415, 6-mi then 3-mi North on RD 3E. Auction Note: The Quenetts are Selling All Equip to the Highest Bidder! The Land can Sell in Separate Parcels or as a Package. Your demand will determine. Contact: (204)886-3104 or Email: Web: Tractors: JD 4020 Cab, 540/1000 PTO Dual Hyd w/JD 46A FEL Bucket & Bale Fork, 7,978-hrs, New Rubber; JD 310-A Backhoe Loader, DSL Cab, 1-yd Bucket; JD 630 PSteering, Hand Clutch, hyd 540L PTO, STD, w/FEL 6301116. Vehicles & Trailers: 98 Dodge Ram 1500 318 Auto, 280,000-km SFT; 96 Stoughton 53-ft. Freight Semi Trailer, SFT; 08 Real Ind Goose Neck, 18-ft. Stock Trailer, Tandem 7000 lb, Like New, Exc Cond, Sft; 88 Dodge 1500 Auto 6 cyl; 68 Chev C40 6 cyl gas, 4-SPD w/12-ft. B&H, 47,000-mi, Sft; 64 Ford c/o 24-ft. Van Box NR; Utility Trailer; 60s Pontiac Parisenne as is; 60s Pontiac Belvidiera, as is; 2) 1968 Dodge 1/2-Ton truck, as is Equip: NH 479 9-ft. Hay Bine; NH 850 RD Bale Elec Tie; NH 456 9-ft. Trailer Sickle Mower; NH 55 Side Delivery Rake; White 253 15-ft. Tandem Disc; 2) Case 10-ft. 3 Row Cult; Hyd Post Hole Digger; 22-ft. Square Bale Elevator; 2) 9-Ton 4 Wheel Hay Wagon; Livestock Equip: Hiqual Squeeze Chute w/Palpcage & 2 Sec of Big Valley Alley w/Cat Walk, 10,000-lb Electronic Scale; Ellis Cattle Scale; 120) 10-ft. Steel Corral Panel; 8) Hiqual Tombstone Bale Feeders; 6 Metal RD Bale Feeders; 6) Metal Bunk Feeders; Miami 130-bu Port Self Feeder w/Creep Panels; 2) Wood Self Feeders; Hurst SS Auto Waterers; Oilers; Elec Fencer; Lge Qty Fence Supply; Insulators; Tighteners, Gate Handles; 11) Temporary Fencing w/Wire; 15) 100-lb High Tensil Wire; Over 750 Treated Fence Posts; Over 60) 4-5-in x7-ft.; 6-ft., 7-ft.; 75) Steel Fence Posts; Barb Wire; Staples; Pig Tail Fence Posts; Apollo SX22 w/over 100 Beef Bull Semen; Semen Tank w/Straws; Grain Crusher; 200) Alfalfa Mix Grass Hay Bales; Livestock Medi Equip; Animal Clip Master Hair Elec Clipper; Custom Calving Cage Miscs: Railway Car (good storage); Implement Parts; Truck Box Hyd Lift; 300-gal Metal Fuel Tank & Stand; 2x36-ft. Culvert; Various Lumber; Sheet Metal; Outdoor Wood Furnace; Propane Heater; Work Bench; Hay Moisture Tester; Various Manuals; 6) Various Scrap; Case 150 Combine; Implements; Misc Oil & Lubs; Bats ibre Glass; Misc Roofing Material; Various Wood Crates; Tools: Solar 2150 Wire Feed Mig Welder; Battery Charger; Jackall; Chain Saw (parts) Antiques: 8-ft. One Way; M Moline 20 Run Seed Drill; Int One Way; 6-ft. Single Disc; 1B Saulky Plow; AC 7-ft. Sickle Mower; Steel Wheels; Kitchen Cabinets; Metal Sprite Sign; Dump Rake Household: Dresser; Tables; TVs; Computer; Vacuum; Pro Oil Painting Supply; Land Description: Land for Sale by Pub-lic Auction: West 1/2 & SouthEast 1/4 4-17-1 EPM; Rural Municipality of Rockwood- Province of MB, Canada. 480-acs in one block- 6 Separate Ti-tles 80-acs each Immediate Possession available; Hunters’ & Nature Lovers Paradise; Formerly Oper-ated as Cattle Ranch. Subject to Owner’s Approval-Sale Day Deposit $5,000. Certified Check per Par-cel or $30,000 for Whole Package. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 www.

AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions

MACK AUCTION CO. presents a farm equipment auction for Ron Carriere Sat., Aug 11th, 2012 10:00a.m. Directions from Estevan, SK go 15-mi North on Hwy 47. JD 8560 4WD tractor w/4,850-hrs; Case 2290 2WD tractor w/Allied 894 FEL; JD AR antique tractor; Fordson 2WD tractor w/PTO & 3-PTH; Case LA 2WD tractor; Case IH 1680 SP combine; 30-ft. Case 1010 straight cut header; Vers 20-ft. PT swather; Koenders poly drum swath roller; 40-ft. Bourgault 8800 air seeder w/Bourgault 2155 air tank; 41-ft. Case IH 5600 cultivator w/Degelman harrows; IH 300 discers; Flexi-coil 60-ft. tine harrows; Degelman 570-S ground drive rock picker; Rite Way rock rake; Rockomatic rock picker; Behlin 6,500bu hopper bottom bin; Westeel 2200 & 200-bu hopper bottom bins; West-eel Rosco 3900 & 3,300-bu bins on cement; Stor King 70-Ton fertilizer hopper bin; Flaman 7.5-HP aeration fan; Grain Guard 3-HP aeration fan; Sa-kundiak 7-41 auger w/Kohler engine & bin sweep; Sakundiak 10=60 swing auger; Brandt 6-35 auger; Vers 7-40 auger w/Briggs engine, trailer mounted grain vac; 2000 Dodge club cab 1500 4x4 truck; 1987 Dodge 250 truck regular cab w/flat deck; 1978 Ford F-700 tag axle grain truck w/63,500-kms; 1974 Dodge 600 single axle grain truck; 1992 Blue Hills 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer; Highline bale pro 7000 bale processor; NH 660 auto wrap round baler; NH 490 12-ft. hay rake; Gehl 120 grinder mixer, IH side delivery hay rake; JD 54 manure spreader, trailer type post pounder; Miami Welding 600-bu self feeder, portable 30-ft. corral panels & windbreak panels; quantity of gates & panels; round bale feeders; roping & western saddles; new single driving harness; trailer mounted grain roller; NH square baler; complete line of shop equipment. Visit www. for complete printable sale bill, photos & video. Join us on Facebook. (306)487-7815 or (306)421-2928 Mack Auc-tion Co. PL 311962


AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions RAY DUNSMORE AUCTION Sun. July 22nd, 2012 11:00am. 5-N, 1-W, 1/2-N of Rocanville. Rocanville, SK. CONTACT: (306)645-2039. ACREAGE MACHINERY: 1975 Dutz D7206 tractor, 2,400-hrs, hyd, PTO, DSL, 72-HP, one owner, excellent; Schulte F10 10-ft rotary mower, PTO, mulcher, blades, mint; Leons 8-ft blade (red), adjustable frame; Leons stone digger; Turf power 12.5-HP riding lawn mower, 42-in deck. RECREATION & YARD: 1997 6 shooter power parachute, Rotex, 503 CC, 52-HP, fully services, new fuel lines, oil, skis & extra steering rod, mint; 1996 Polaris 300, one owner, 2WD chain drive, excellent. VEHICLES: 1981 Chev Impala, 235,000-mi, 350 V8 auto, like new rubber, radio cassette, 6 way seat, one owner, mint; 1972 Ford 1/2-ton, 302 V8 auto, like new rubber, very straight & clean, showing some rust; 12-ft aluminum boat; 10-HP Evanrude motor, mint. COMBINE: JD 45 SP Combine, shedded, running. GUNS: Savage 22 octagon barrel 22 repeater; Kooey 22 bolt repeater, B24 scope; Kooey 22 cal semi auto; Remington 870 wing master 12 gauge pump shot gun; Remington 721 270 bolt K 25 weaver scope; Plus ammo, hunting knives, etc. Plus a good assortment of antiques, shop, household, etc. Note: Ray sold the farm. His machinery, vehicles, yard, rec equipment are excellent to mint condition. The power parachute is something else.!!! Visit for updated listing & pictures. Sale conducted by Ukrainetz Auction Theodore SK. (306)647-2661. License #915851.

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. STEEL SERVICE TOOLBOX FOR 1/2, 3/4 or 1-ton truck, 6-compartment, 79-in wide, 8-ft long, front of box to middle of axle 58-59-in, good shape, $1000 OBO. Phone:(204)669-9626.

AUTO & TRANSPORT Trucks 1975 FORD F700, 63,000-MILES, excellent shape. Will safety, price $6000. Phone:(204)822-3338. 1998 MACK CH 613 Midland Uni-Body box, 19x8.5x6, 350 engine, 10-SPD trans, 22.5 tires 90%, 490-km. (204)265-3316 2000 FORD 150 SUPER cab, short box, 4x4, red, safetied, $5,000 OBO. Phone (204)955-2209.

AUTO & TRANSPORT Semi Trucks & Trailers AUCTION SALES U.S. Auctions

INTERNET ONLY AUCTION OPENING: MONDAY, JULY 16 CLOSING: MONDAY, JULY 23 PREVIEW: Weekdays from 7:30AM - 5:30PM and Saturdays from 7:30AM – 4:00PM at SEMA Equipment Inc. 8 store locations. See complete listing & location details online at th

LOADOUT: Tuesday, July 24 – Wednesday, August 1st

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.





OPENING: Tuesday, July 10  CLOSING: Wednesday, July 18 PREVIEW: Monday – Friday from 7:00AM – 6:00PM and Saturdays from 7:30AM – 4:30PM. Kibble Equipment is located at 3099 Hwy. 7 SW, Montevideo, MN 56265 LOADOUT: Thursday, July 19 – Friday, July 27. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: All equipment must be removed within 10 days and is located at the Montevideo, MN store. Shop fees apply for any service assistance required outside of normal loading. For trucking info, contact Bruce at the dealership at (320) 269-6466 or Dave at B&D Transport, (218) 334-3840.

TRACK & 4WD TRACTORS 2007 JD 9630T, powershift, 36" belts, 2,791 hrs., S/N901074 1998 JD 8400T, powershift, 30" belts, 6,535 hrs., S/N902708 2010 JD 9630, 4WD, powershift, 9,000 lb. weight pkg., 1,322 hrs., S/N18647 2010 JD 9430, 4WD, powershift, power train warranty until July 2013 or 3,000 hrs., 1,562 hrs., S/N18231 2008 Case-IH STX485, 4WD, powershift, 2,548 hrs., S/N110346 1993 JD 8870, 4WD, 24 spd., tach shows 2,964 hrs., approx. 4,800 total hrs., S/N1037 1980 Steiger ST251, 4WD, 20 spd., shows 8,569 hrs., S/N106-00991 MFWD & 2WD TRACTORS 2009 JD 8320R, MFWD, powershift, extended warranty until Oct. 2014 or 2,500 hrs., 1,778 hrs., S/N1545 2008 JD 7330, MFWD, Power Quad, 1,350 hrs., S/N7857 2003 JD 6220, 2WD, Power Quad Plus 16 spd., 10:00-16 fronts with JD 620 loader, 85" bucket, 5,379 hrs., S/N363430 1977 IHC 986, 2WD, 2 hyd., 3 pt., shows 8,457 hrs., S/N9469 1975 JD 4430, 2WD, quad range, 2 hyd., 3 pt., shows 1,059 hrs., hrs. not actual, S/N47012 NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT JD 2600 display, no activation, 2,926 hrs., S/N157432 JD 2600 display, no activation, 1,976 hrs., S/N168293 JD Starfire ITC SF1 globe, S/N339329 JD Starfire ITC SF1 globe, S/N310104 JD original brown box display and processor, S/N100774 JD original brown box display and processor, S/N12-467 JD Starfire ITC SF1 globe, S/N321057 JD ATU 100 steering wheel, S/N103124 COMBINES 2010 JD 9770 STS, Contourmaster, 588 sep./830 eng. hrs., S/N737411 2010 JD 9770 STS, Contourmaster, 780 sep./1,109 eng. hrs., S/N735943 2008 JD 9770 STS Contourmaster, 795 sep./1,188 eng. hrs., S/N725345 2008 JD 9870 STS, Contourmaster, 1,156 sep./1,641 eng. hrs., S/N725826 2002 JD 9650 STS, Hillco contour feeder house, S/N696376 2001 JD 9550 Walker, level land, 1,699 sep./2,419 eng. hrs., S/N691046 1991 JD 9600, Level Land, DHH, DAS, hrs. unknown, shows 1,716 sep./2,500 eng. hrs., S/N641867 FLEX HEADS 2009 JD 635F flex head, 35', S/N731355

FLEX HEADS CONTINUED 2006 JD 635F flex head, 35', S/N716822 2004 JD 635F flex head, 35', S/NH00635F706013 2004 JD 630F flex head, 30', S/N706491 2001 JD 930F flex head, 30', S/N693176

GRAIN CARTS & GRAVITY WAGONS CONT. Unverferth 5000 grain cart, 500 bu., 14" corner auger, S/N500379 1993 Parker 5500 gravity wagon, 550 bu., S/N895 Bushnell gravity wagon, 225 bu., CORN HEADS S/NB11-1430 2011 JD 608C corn head, 8x30", S/N740416 SKID STEERS & ATTACHMENT 2009 JD 612C corn head, 12x22", S/N730433 2004 NH 185B skid steer, 2 spd., 63 hp., 68" 2007 Geringhoff RD1822 corn head, 18x22", material bucket, 2,250 hrs., S/NN5M409508 S/N907371822/B 2010 JD 608C corn head, 8x30", S/N736205 Gehl SL3510 skid steer, 4 cyl. gas, 56" bucket, manure bucket, 72" blade, 1,936 2006 JD 1290 corn head, 12x20", S/N715737 hrs., S/N5096 1996 JD 893 corn head, 8x30", S/N666516 Skid steer bale fork w/hyd. grapple 1996 JD 693 corn head, 6x30", S/N66454 JD corn head, 12x22", S/N1222BF HAY EQUIPMENT 2008 JD 568 round baler, MegaWide Plus, PLANTERS 9,887 bales, S/NE00568X348239 2000 JD 1780 planter, 24x22", corn/soybean 1998 JD 955 mower conditioner, 14', discs, S/N685101 S/N129555 1998 White 6524 planter, 24x22", corn & 1989 Hesston 550 round baler, manual tie, soybean discs, S/N613970 S/N5500333 CHISEL PLOWS SHREDDERS 2008 JD 2410 chisel plow, 60', 30" space, 2003 Loftness semi-mount shredder, 30', S/N8358 S/N21-E0-5-400 2004 JD 2410 chisel plow, 28', 12" spacing, 1996 Alloway shredder, 22', 3 pt., S/N19949 S/N495 1993 Balzer 2000 pull-type shredder, 20', 1993 Glencoe chisel plow, 19', 12" space, S/N39234 S/N555-158 OTHER EQUIPMENT DISC RIPPERS 2008 Maurer HT38 tandem axle header trailer, 38', S/N5715 2008 JD 2700 disc ripper, 18', 24" space, 1998 WIC beet lifter, 6x22", B12-259 10" points, 9 shank, S/N8113 1998 Artsway defoliator, 12x22", S/N1222980027 2007 JD 2700 disc ripper, 18', 24" space, 9 shank, S/N6075 Hardi Navigator 1000M pull-type sprayer, 90' 2003 JD 2700 disc ripper, 18', 24" space, boom, 1,000 gal. poly tank, S/N4225 10" points, 9 shank, S/N1395 Great Bend GB870 hyd. loader, 102" bucket, 2003 JD 2700 disc ripper, 17'6", 30" space, off JD 4650, S/N870250 7" points, 7 shank, S/N1253 Batco PS2500 drive over jump auger, 2002 JD 512 disc ripper, 22'6", 30" space, 14" tube, S/N20332 10" points, 9 shank, S/N1601 1993 JD front mount snowblower, 42", off JD 1998 JD 510 disc ripper, 17'6", 30" space, 265, S/N12099 10" points, 7 shank, S/N4550 2009 JD 665 rototiller, Cat 1, 3 pt., 65", 1995 Unverferth CPC disc ripper, 12'6", S/N30196 30" space, 5 shank, S/N2005586 2006 JD 60HD broom, 60", off JD 2305, Tebben disc ripper, 17', 3 pt., 30" space, S/N16041 7 shank, S/NB11-1146 Mud Hog RWD, off 9770 RWD, off 9870, no tires FIELD CULTIVATORS & OTHER LAWN TRACTORS & ATV TILLAGE EQUIPMENT 2008 Case-IH 200 Tigermate field cultivator, 2011 JD Z920A ZTrak mower, Pro 54" deck, 398 hrs., S/N20247 50', S/N35808 2010 JD Z925A ZTrak mower, Pro 60" deck, 2006 Wil-Rich Quad X field cultivator, 55', 186 hrs., S/N12743 S/N12-284 2005 JD 757 ZTrak mower, 60" deck, 541 1998 JD 980 field cultivator, 44-1/2', hrs., S/N73728 S/NN00980X011047 2005 JD L120 lawn mower, 48" deck, 365 Triple K field cultivator, 34', S/N2318 hrs., S/N158386 Glencoe Soilsaver, 13 shank, S/NB12-304 JD 2700 semi-mount plow, 6x18", S/N11826A 2004 JD 797 ZTrak mower, 72" deck, 662 hrs., S/N20017 Summers harrow, 66', hyd. fold, S/NU0835 2002 JD X475 lawn mower, 62" deck, 951 GRAIN CARTS & GRAVITY WAGONS hrs., S/N10316 2010 Brent 1194 grain cart, 1,150 bu., 22" 1999 JD 335 lawn mower, 54" deck, 624 hrs., auger, S/NB27130132 S/N70654 2005 Unverferth 674 grain cart, 650 bu., 2008 JD 620I Gator, 4WD, powerlift bed, 499 16" corner auger, S/NB21780159 hrs., S/N24123


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          Feedlot Cleaning  

Business For Sale

                        3 John Deere Spreaders

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

$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 SEWING & ALTERATIONS, BRIDAL, dance wear, skating & western wear, minor shoe & leather repair. Also sewing machine service, household & industrial machines for sale. Phone Anne or Doug:(204)727-2694.

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.

CONTRACTING Custom Work ALLAN DAIRY IS TAKING bookings for the 2012 silage season. For more information call (204)371-1367 or (204)371-7302. C & C DIGGING, ditching, dug outs, clean outs, lagoons, demolition, land clearing, disking, heavy disc rentals, manure stockpiling, verticle beater ma-nure spreading, dirt & gravel hauling w/track hoes, longreach track hoe, bulldozer, loader, trucks, laser & brush cutter. Phone:(204)749-2222 (204)856-3646. GILBRAITH FARM SERVICES is now taking bookings for manure spreading. 4 Vertical Beater spreaders & high hoe loading. Also call us with your acre #’s for the custom silage season! Phone:(204)379-2843 or (204)745-0092. St Claude. Find us on Facebook!

3 5000 BU. WESTEEL AERATION FLOORS, LADDERS, UNLOADING AUGERS, TEMPERATURE CABLES. 5 HP. FAN.45 [LORETTE MB.] $4,500. (204)781-3704; ROMANIUK65@YAHOO.COM GRAIN BIN LIDS FOR SALE. Update your old bins to open lid from ground level. Heavy duty spring w/all hardware included. $160 and up depending on size. Easy to install, even on full bins. Installation available. Phone Terry (204)362-0780, Morden. NEW HOPPER BOTTOMS FOR grain bins, 16-ft. & 14-ft. in stock. Call for prices & options. Phone:(204)966-3254 or (204)476-6878. 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. Sukup Grain Bins - Heavy Duty, hopper or flat bottom, setup available, good pricing. Call for more info. (204) 998-9915 TEMPORARY GRAIN STORAGE RINGS 60-ft. diameter including tarps. Phone (204)573-6097, Brandon. WEST STEEL GRAIN BINS, parts & extensions, 19-ft & 14-ft bin roof panels, steel & plastic culverts, colored & galvanized metal roofing & siding. Larger discount on bigger orders. Ridgeville, MB. Phone: (204)373-2685.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Dryers Grain Dryers New Sukup Grain Dryers for sale. Propane/NG, canola screens, 1 or 3 phase. Also some used dryers available. Call for more info: (204)998-9915 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

TWIN VALLEY FEED LOT CLEANING We have 3 Vertical Beater Manure Spreaders Excavator w/7-ft. Extra Large Bucket for Loading & Track Skid Steer. For Fast & Efficient Service Call Ron (204)362-0820.

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


FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Baling

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. CATERPILLAR D6B SER#1134, standard shift w/Johnson bar, hydraulic angle dozer, good undercarriage, pup start, tractor in good shape, ready to work, $15,000 OBO. Phone:(204)669-9626. D6C 310 JD BACKHOE; 945 Liebherr excavator. Phone (204)352-4306. 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.

FARM MACHINERY FARM MACHINERY Grain Bins 1-2000 BUSHEL HOPPER BIN, Vidir on skids, $6000 OBO; 1-2000 bushel hopper bin, Sunrise on skids, $6000 OBO. St Jean, (204)758-3897. 6, 5000 BUSHEL GRAIN bins, 4 are Westeel & 2 are SGI. Whatever the best offer is, it will take them all. We also have 2 90-ft diameter 4-ft high grainrinks, which hold about 60,000 bushels each. New, were $8000ea, would like at least $5000 for both. We also have a used bucket elevator, 150-ft high. Asking around $15,000 will take it. Phone:(204)267-2527. BEHLEN 3700 BINS C/W ladders & remote lids, Butler 3300 bins c/w remote lids, qty 3 of each, Wpg area, (204)782-1015 evgs.

2000 NH 1441, Disc, Rubber Rolls, 15-ft., Sale $13,750; NH 415, Disc, Rubber Rolls, 10-ft., As Is, Sale $4,950. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 Steinbach, MB

1992 NH TR96, 1465 sep. hrs, rice tires, chaff spreader, 388 Melroe pickup w/30-ft 971 straight cut header w/lifters & trailer, $36,900 OBO, will sell separately. Brian (204)269-3158, (204)981-6480.

2009 NH MODEL H7560 16-ft pull-type disc bine w/Flail conditioners, warranty remaining, shedded, in excellent condition, $27,000. Phone:(204)886-7009 or (204)886-2245, Teulon.

COMBINE FORD NH 1988 TR96, 971 header, 2,276 engine hrs, 1,875 sep hrs, good shape. Phone (204)745-6231

FOR SALE: 16-FT. MACDON 5000 haybine, in excellent condition, $6,500 OBO. Phone (204)768-2788, early mornings or evenings.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – John Deere

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Swathers

1981 John Deere 7721 pull type combine. Shedded and in excellent condition with extras. Asking $8k in South Central Manitoba. Bank certified cheques only please. Call Les McEwan (204)744-2344; $8,000

1999 CASE IH 8220 25-ft. PT swather, PU reel, always shedded, VGC, used very little in last 4 yrs, $6,000 OBO. (204)476-6989, Neepawa. 2003 MacDon HarvestPro 8140 swather 25-ft. 972 w/pickup reel and canola auger, 1380/1061 hrs. Always shedded since new, excellent condition. $58,000. (204)526-7169 2007 WESTWARD 9352C SP swather c/w Cummins engine, 25-ft 972 header & Bourgault mounted swath roller, very low hrs; 1992 Case/IH 725 PT swather c/w PU reel; 1974 CCIL 30-ft SP swather. Wpg area (204)782-1015 evgs.

8152 MACDON 2003, 539/690-HRS, 25-ft, 972 header, triple delivery, 2-spd turbo, 500 metric tires, always shedded, excellent cond, swath roller included, $68,000 OBO. Phone:(204)461-0610 or (204)375-6653, Marquette MB.

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4750 VERSATILE DSL 25-FT w/pickup reel, Honey Bee knives & guards, roto shears, new 17.5Lx24 tires, cab, air, heater, radio, asking $15,000; also NH 1090 21-ft 13.5Lx16.1 tires, cab, air, heater, radio, $1500. Phone:(204)476-6907.


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1990 NEW IDEA 486, 3 sets of new belts, rebuilt cutters, twine arms & twine holders, 50-60% new bearings. Phone:(204)727-6988. 1996 HESSTON 565A ROUND hay baler, gathering wheels, hyd PU lift, in good condition, $6,600. Phone:(204)364-2322. 1998 NH 688 ROUND baler good condition, $10,500; 1033 NH bale stacker, new treated plywood sides, good condition. Call (204)745-3301 or (204)750-8187, Carman, MB. 2000 JD 566 ROUND baler, new belts, 13,500 bales on monitor; 2001 4865 New Idea baler, 7,800 bales on monitor. Phone (204)744-2470 or (204)825-7202. 2001 NH 688, $7000; NH 664 w/net wrap, $6500; NH 664; CIH RBX 562. Phone:(204)636-2448, Erikson, MB. 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. HESSTON 565T ROUND BALER, land core, new belts, good condition. $6,500, offers considered. Cell:(204)857-1873 or House:(204)637-2425. NH 644 AUTOWRAP ROUND baler, 1000 PTO, reliable, field ready, 2nd owner, $6,900 OBO. Stuart (204)762-5805, Lundar.

CASE IH PT SWATHER 8220, 25-ft, always shedded. Phone:(204)248-2160, Notre Dame. USED 4930 PRAIRIE STAR swather 1998 w/2002 25-ft 972 header w/PU reel, 2-spd transmission, excellent cond. 1728-hrs. $41,000 OBO. Phone:(204)436-2050. WESTWARD 9,000 SELF PROPELLED swather, 1,140-hrs, 25-ft, triple delivery, would sell mounted roller for Canola or Flax, always shedded, excellent condition, 21.5Lx16.1 front tires, 9.5L14 rear tires, MacDon 960 header. (204)444-2238.

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Various 1170 HESSTON HAYBINE, 16-FT, 1992, good condition. Call (204)372-8502 or (204)308-0666. 1975 CCIL SP SWATHER w/cab, 21-ft w/batt & pickup reels, runs good, $2,500 OBO. Ajax 10 bale round bale picker/mover, works good, $3,000 OBO. Phone:(204)876-4637. 2001 NH 648, Silage Special, Ramps, 4x5, Sale $7,750; 2001 NH 688, Tandem Wheels, Ramps, 5x6, Sale $7,750; 2001 JD 567, Std PU, Monitor, Push Bar, 5x6, Sale $14,750; 1998 NH 664, Autotie, Ramp, 5x6, shows nice, Sale $8,750; 1996 NH 664, Autotie, Ramp, 5x6, Sale $7,750. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 Steinbach, MB 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. 849 NH BALER AUTO twin tie, new chains & bearings, $2,900; 5114 New Idea hay bine, 14-ft. knife, hydro swing, field ready; 84 Toyota DSL truck, not safetied. Phone (204)425-3016. 892 NH FORAGE HARVESTER, w/hay & 2-row corn head, 12-ft Richardton high-dump, $3500; 595 Allied loader w/quick-tach bucket & bale fork, $3500. Phone:(204)427-2074. 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. GEM 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. JD 2002 567 MEGA Wide Round baler w/silage kit, 21,611 bales, asking $12,500; JD 2003 567 Mega Wide Round baler w/silage kit, 10,154 bales, asking $17,500; JD 1999 4890 Tractor Unit (motor 1896-hrs) w/890 Hay Header 16-ft (1456-hrs) asking $41,000. Please call (204)656-4989 for details.

1980 8820 COMBINE, 2-SPD cyl drive, good condition, $13,000; 2-224 rigid heads w/pickup reels, $3000 each; 212 PU head, $1500. Phone: cell (204)362-2316, or (204)822-3189. 1982 6620, 222 RIGID Header, 220 Flex Header shedded, one owner, premium condition, 2265 engine hours, $22,500. Phone:(204)771-2169. 1998 JOHN DEERE 9610 maximizer, 914 PU chaff spreader, auto-height control, double-knife chopper, 1980 separating hrs, VGC, asking $85,000 OBO. Phone Murray (204)372-6051. 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. 2 1994 9600 JD combines complete w/914 PU & 930 Flex headers, excellent condition (always shedded). Call (204)981-9930.

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FARM MACHINERY Combine – Accessories 1997-2002 CIH 1020 Flex Platforms 25-ft., 30-ft., Reconditioned, Sale $9,950-$14,900; 2007 CIH 2020 Flex Platforms, 35-ft. Sale $24,900; 1990-1995 JD 925, 930 Flex Platforms, Steel Pts, Poly Skids, Sale $6,900; 1996-1999 JD 925, 930 Flex Platforms, Poly Pts, Reconditioned, New PU Teeth, Poly Skids, Cutter Bar, Mint, Sale $12,900; 2000-2003 JD 925, 930 Flex Platforms, F.F. Auger, PU Reel, Poly Skids, Sale $13,900-$17,900. 2007 JD 630 Hydra Flex Platforms, Reconditioned, Like New, Sale $28,900; 2004 JD 635 Hydra Flex Platform, Reconditioned, Sale $24,900; Install a JD Flex Platform on your combine any make. We make adapter kits. Delivery anywhere in Western Canada. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 Steinbach, MB 1998 MACDON 960 30-FT draper header w/pickup reel, always shedded, excellent shape, Asking $15,500. Phone:(204)534-8402. FOR SALE: CASE 1010 30-ft. straight cut header, PU reel, stored inside, excellent shape, $6,000. Phone (204)326-5208. FOR SALE: HONEY BEE 30-ft header w/pickup reel, transport. Good & straight. Adaptor for JD, asking $15,000; Also: New 215 guards. Fits, NH, Macdon, Heston, Case, MF, $10.00 each. Phone:(204)752-2143, Alexander. JD 930 FLEX HEADER, newer wobble box, guard & knife, good poly, $9500; Wanted: Pair of 18.4x26 rice tires. Phone:(204)373-2502, please leave message.

8820 TITAN II 1986 including 925 header 4,300-hrs, chaff spreader, long auger, air foil chaffer, $25,000. Phone (204)573-6097, Brandon. 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. FOR SALE: 1986 TITAN II 7720 JD Combine. Field ready, very good condition. Call Greg (204)825-8311. JD 1986 8820 TITAN II, 2-SPD cyl, air foil sieve, 3,800-hrs, very clean unit, always shedded, 914 PU head available. Phone (204)324-9300 or (204)324-7622. JD 843 CORN HEAD 8 rows 30-in., high Tim, oil bath, field ready for fall 2012, asking $8,500 OBO. (204)324-3264.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Massey Ferguson 1980 MF 760 COMBINE, V8, hydro. 4207-hrs. Has rodono header reverser. Renn PU. Always shedded & in good condition. 70-hrs since green light. Also have 4-row corn head & 24-ft straight head. Phone:(204)745-2919, Carmen. 1981 MF 750, 8 cylinder Perkins standard, chopper & box extensions, 2300 separator hrs, PU was reconditioned 2-yrs ago, tires are 23.1 x 30, has been shedded. Phone:(204)866-2253 or (204)422-8123. FOR SALE 2 860MF V8 hydro combines, well maintained & shedded; 2 9024 straight cut headers, 1 w/U2 PU reel. Phone:(204)856-3997 or (204)445-2314. MASSEY 850 COMBINE, COMES w/24-ft straight cut header. Phone:(204)867-0209.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Various JD 8820 TITAN II, 2-spd cylinder, grain loss monitor. Also 224 straight cut header w/PU reel, excellent cond; Case IH 1480 w/specialty rotor, axceller kit, chopper, chaff spreader, airfoil, Melroe PU, light pkg. Phone:(204)526-7135 or (204)526-7134. JD936 DRAPER HEADER, AS new; 30-ft Honey Bee canvas header, as new; JD930 flex head, real nice, complete w/transport; assortment of grain augers; JD9400 w/1600-hrs; 22-ft Universal header complete w/22-ft Sund PU for peas. Phone:(204)665-2360.

JIM’S CONCAVE REPAIR: Complete concave rebuilding & repair. All concaves rebuilt to original manufactures specs. Most older models in stock. Half or less of new price. All workmanship guaranteed. (204)523-6242, (204)523-8537, Killarney, MB. SHOP BUILT CROP LIFTERS, made w/1/2-in steel rods, $5.00 a piece. Phone:(204)669-9626.

Combine ACCessories

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

FARM MACHINERY Parts & Accessories FOR SALE: 30-FT. JD straight header knife, will fit on 600 series, 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; 8ft. roller packer for Canola & Flax, sell cheap. (204)758-3417, (204)746-5727, St Jean, MB. WISCONSIN MOTOR PARTS FOR VG4D: crank shaft, heads, fly wheel, starter, manifold and carb, $1000 OBO. Phone:(204)669-9626.

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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. 1984 IHC 1482 P.T. combine rock trap, chopper, reverser, grain loss monitor, 2 sets of concaves, tires like new, shedded & in good condition, asking $4,500; Screen-O-Matic to fit 2390 Case tractor, $200. (204)467-8051 or (204)461-3464 2008 CASE-IH 2588 combine w/2015 PU, 476 sep hrs, 594 engine hrs, Pro 600 monitor, y/m, rice tires, hopper topper, shedded, heavy soil machine, $189,000. (204)735-2886, (204)981-5366. SELLING MY BABIES, 1995 & 1996 2188’s, heavy clay, no stones, no peas, exceptional maintenance, lots of upgrades, low hours, each comes with 3 heads, best you’ll find. Phone Ed (204)299-6465. Starbuck, MB.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Caterpillar Lexion 2008 36-FT HONEYBEE DRAPER header, Lexion adapter, PU reel, factory transport, 2000 acres, always shedded. Phone:(204)886-3441.

NEW WOBBLE BOXES for JD, NH, IH, MacDon headers. Made in Europe, factory quality. Get it direct from Western Canada’s sole distributor starting at $995. 1-800-6674515.

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FARM MACHINERY Combine – Deutz

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

R50 DEUTX ALLIS, 1304 engine hours, 200 bushel tank, 190-HP air-cooled diesel engine, rake-up PU, $29,500 OBO; Labtronics model 919 moisture metre w/triple beam scale & book, $650. Phone:(204)669-2366.

NH MODEL 847 ROUND baler, 600 to 800-lb bale, $3500. NH haybine model 179, 9-ft cut, $1800. Phone:(204)785-9036.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Ford/New Holland

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

1500 NH DSL, MELROE PU & chopper, good working order. Phone:(204)738-4443 or cell (204)886-7168.

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FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

FARM MACHINERY FOR PARTS: COMBINES IHC 1682, 1482, 1480, 1460, 915, 914, 715, 403, 402, 150, MF 860, 760, 850, 751, 750, 550, 510, 410, 405; JD 7701, 7700,6601, 6600, 630, 96, 65; WHITE 8900, 8800, 8600, 8650, 7800, 5542, 545, 542, 431; NH TR95, TR85, TR70, 1500, 990, 980; Coop 9600, 960; Gleaner L2, N6, F, C2; VERS 2000, 42; Case 1600, 1060; FORD 642 BELARUS 1500 Don; SWATHERS VERS 4400, 400, 330, 103, 10; IHC 4000, 230, 210, 175, 201, 75; COOP 550, 500, 601; MF 655, 36, 35; JD 800, 290; NH 1090; WHITE 6200; COCKSHUTT 503 HESSTON 300. We also have parts for tractors, square & round balers, press drills, cultivators, sprayers, haybines, & misc machinery. We handle new & rebuilt parts for tractors & combines. MURPHY SALVAGE (204)858-2727, toll free 1-877-858-2728.

16-FT MACDON HAYBINE, SHEDDED; 31-ft Coop deep tiller; front fenders for JD MFWD tractor; Lodeking 14-ft Drillfill; NH3 kit w/hyd shutoff. Phone (204)386-2412, Plumas, MB. 1950 FARMALL H W/HYD, mint condition, $1,800; 1954 Chevy 1-Ton dual wheel, engine 3,000-mi, 10-Ton hoist, 7x9 box, good tires, all original, mint condition, $6,000; Cockshut 12-ft. drill & Intl 12-ft. cultivator, both antiques, $50 ea; Melroe Kickback 5x16 plow, $2,000; Big Bee tag along 5-ft. rotary mower, heavy duty gearbox, VGC, $750; MF 15-ft. 360 discer, good cond, $650; 8 wheel weights were on 8630 JD & 11 suitcase 7.0weights were on 1570 Case, Offers; 18-ft. U-Haul drill fill 6-in. augers, 440-bus, $600; 70-gal. portable fuel tank w/new hand pump, $250; New tractor dual wheel remover w/hyd jack, $650; Blue Ox tow hitch for motor home like new, cost $1,050, Offers; 2007 Chevy Colorado truck, extended cab, 4 cyl. 2.9L, 45,000-mi., like new, 30 mi/gal., $12,500. (204)758-3897, St. Jean

Spraying EquipmEnt FARM MACHINERY Sprayers 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.

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1070 CASE TRACTOR, MOTOR seized, all rest perfect shape. Phone:(204)467-2554.

WANTED: CASE INTERNATIONAL 6200 double disc press drill or JD 9350 press drill w/seed, fertilizer & grass seed attachments from 16-ft to 28-ft, w/factory transport. Must be in excellent condition. Phone:(807)275-7948.

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Air Seeders 1995-1996 5000 57-FT. FLEXICOIL air drill, 2320 tank, 4-in. rubber press, 7.5-in. spacing, new bearings & metering rollers, field ready, asking $36,500 OBO. (204)476-6907

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FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Massey Ferguson 06MF 573MFWD 72-HP W/CAB, air, heat, 3-PTH, 8-spd, hi-low, forward & reverse w/MFN70 quick attach loader, excellent cond w/1425-hrs. Will take trades, asking $37,900. Phone:(204)746-6605 or (204)325-2496.

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 FOR SALE: VERS 976 4WD designation 6 cab, 12-SPD, 24.5-32 tires, field ready, 8,000-hrs, $37,500. Phone (204)324-9300 or (204)324-7622.

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1994 JD 6400, CAH, MFWD, PQ w/RH Rev, 3-PTH, JD 640 Ldr, 5,200-hrs, One Owner, Sale $37,750; 2008 NH T6040 Elite, CAH, MFWD, LH Rev, 3-PTH, NH 840 TL Ldr, 2,440-hrs, One Owner, Sale $64,750. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 Steinbach, MB

1987 DUETZ 7085 FWA, open-station, 85-HP, 5,900-hrs, Allied 794 FEL $17,000. (204)525-4521

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WHITE 2-50, MFWD, 50-HP, 3-pt., loader, new clutch, front tires & PS, excellent mechanicals, $8,950. (204)848-2715, (204)848-0116

WANTED: WHITE 700 UTILITY MFWD tractor or 780 DT Heston. Will negotiate for whole tractor or parts. Phone:(204)534-7227.

1985 MF 4840, 8 new radial tires, $26,000; 1985 MF 3545, 16-spd weights, 3-PTH, 1000 + 540 PTO,$19,000; MF 20-ft straight cut header, $1000; MF 180 tractor & loader, $6000; 20-ft Lockwood live bottom potato box & insulated top, $17,000; swath roller; 3 500-gal fuel tanks, metal stands, $150 each; 1976 Ford 600 Louisville 429 gas engine re-built, auto trans, tag axle, $6000; MF 25-ft deep tiller w/cold flow anhydrous. Phone:(204)834-2750 or (204)476-0367. 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; 115 Melrose Spray Coup w/foam marker system, asking $2,500 OBO. Wanted to Buy good used Dropdeck Trailer at reasonable price. 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 Wa-bash 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. 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. 2003 567 JD ROUND baler w/hyd mega-wide PU, push bar & 1000 PTO, VGC. 6931 bales. $20,000; IHC #10 12-ft end wheel grain drill in good condition. $800. Call:(204)526-2025, Holland MB. 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. Phone:(204)746-6605. 41-FT 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. CASE 725 PT SWATHER 25-ft, always shedded, VGC, $2,500; Westfield J-208x51-ft. PTO grain auger, $1,000. Phone (204)444-3183 or (204)791-0820. 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. HEAVY DUTY BOX SCRAPERS, built with 5/8 steel, 2 hyd. cyl, 1 for lift & 1 for angle, 10-ft. $3,950. 12ft & 14ft superduty for larger tractors also available. All Sizes Available. (204)746-6605 or (204)325-2496.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | July 12, 2012

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous 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. 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. HURRICANE DITCHER’S 3PTH, OR pull type, simple and efficient design, Taylor Farm Supply, 701-642-8827, please leave message. 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.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Auctions

FOR SALE: POLLED YEARLING Fullblood & PB Gelbvieh bulls, semen tested & guaranteed. Birth weights from 79-98-lbs. Gofflot Bar 2 Ranch (204)854-2530.

FEEDER/SLAUGHTER SALES Every Friday 9AM Receiving open until 11PM Thursdays 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

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


JD 4995 16-FT DISCBINE 2009; 21-ft. & 25-ft. PU reel 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.

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NH DISCBINE 1432, BEHLER 10 Wheel Rake, Mole Hill Leveler, all excellent condition. Shellmouth, MB. Phone:(204)564-2540. SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGER 7X43 w/18-hp Brigg twin cyl eng. $1000; JD 800 Swather, 18-ft head, $1000; NH round baler 851, $1000; Melroe harrows #403, 60-ft w/hyd cyl. $1000; Coil packers 3x7-ft, $600; Swath roller, $100; Hayrack, $300. Phone:(204)828-3396, Graysville. SOLD FARM: 1996 2188 Intl combine, 1,792-hrs/ 2,017-hrs, $55,000; 1988 4700 Vers swather w/attached swath roller, 1,622-hrs, $10,000; FarmKing auger, 8/51-ft., 20-HP Honda, $2,000; FarmKing auger 8/51-ft. w/18-HP Kohler, $1,200; Swath roller, $250; 13-HP Honda auger motor, $250. Call (204)738-4605, Petersfield, MB. WANTED: 23.1X26 RIMS W/WO tires to fit JD 1900 commodity cart. Phone (204)825-0257.

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: CASE IH CORN head, 6 or 8 row, 30-in spacing. Phone:(204)270-0155. WANTED: MOWER CONDITIONER 1590 Case IH or 514 or 5514. New-Idea in good working condition. Phone:(204)352-4215. WANTED: SINGLE AXLE MANURE spreader, in good shape. Phone (204)257-5916.


The Icynene Insulation System® • Sprayed foam insulation • Ideal for shops, barns or homes • Healthier, Quieter, More Energy Efficient®


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


Regular cattle sales every Tuesday @ 9 am Accepting holstein calves every Tuesday throughout the Summer


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.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Hereford 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. 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.

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

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Simmental 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.

Specialty LIVESTOCK Livestock Equipment 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. NH 195 400 BUSHEL tandem manure spreader, new floor chains, good shape, $6500; 1580 IHC 380 bushel tandem spreader, good shape $4800; Phone:(204)655-3286 or (204)655-3352, Sifton MB.

FARM SPECIALIST: COUNT ON GRANT TWEED, informed, professional assistance for sellers & buyers. Call (204)761-6884 anytime. Service with integrity.

NOTICES 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” to Richard Letkeman 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.

PERSONAL I AM A SINGLE white male, 5’8” 155-lbs w/good sense of humour, financially secure, honest, trustworthy. Looking for Asian or Filipino lady between 50-60 yrs of age to share a lifetime relationship. Reply to Ad# 1019, c/o MB Co-operator, Box 9800, Station Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3K7 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.


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)

POLLED WELSH BLACK BULLS, all ages. Forage raised. For the most efficient crossbred cows you will ever own use Welsh Black. Studer’s at Virden MB. Phone:(204)748-1251.


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

3 COW CALF PAIRS; 1 bull; 4 young females for sale. Phone (204)425-3016.

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

6 OPEN SIMMENTAL Red Angus cross heifers, 1,000-lbs, $1,100 each. Phone (204)825-2799 or (204)825-8340, Pilot Mound.

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.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Wanted

GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES for sale, 1 male, 1 female left. Puppies have their first shots & vet check. Parents are working, livestock guardian dogs. Asking $250. Phone:(204)208-0852.


JACK RUSSELL TERRIER PUPS for sale, 1st shots, tails docked & dewormed, 8 to choose from, can see both parents. Call (204)385-2659, Gladstone.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Angus 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. MANITOBA ANGUS ASSOCIATION SUMMER field day & gold show. July 28, 2012 at Neepawa Fair Grounds, Neepawa, MB. Event starts at 1:00pm. Come out & view Manitoba Black & Red Angus Cattle (bulls & females) along w/Commercial Angus females. Everyone is welcome to attend & enjoy a visit while viewing some top notch Angus Cattle. For details go to or Phone: 1-888-622-6487.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Black Angus 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.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Various

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

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.


LIVESTOCK Cattle – Red Angus

LIVESTOCK Horse Auctions

2 YR OLD & yearling Red & Black PB Angus bulls for sale, semen tested. Phone (204)834-2202, Carberry.

26TH ANNUAL Rocking W Fall Horse Sale. Sept 1st, 2012. Keystone Center Brandon, MB. Catalogue deadline July 15th. For more info (204)325-7237 e-mail

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Charolais 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.




REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Manitoba EXCELLENT HOBBY FARM OF 158-acres, very nice upgraded 4 level splilt home w/5 bdrms. Beautifully sheltered yard, only 1-mile from pavement, approx 110-acres of cultivated land. Telephone Gordon Gentles (204)761-0511 Homelife Home Professional Realty Inc.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Welsh Black


LIVESTOCK Cattle Auctions EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO attend the Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup 2012 & Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Weekend. Aug. 3-5th, Neepawa Fair Grounds, Neepawa, MB. Come out & see Beef Youth in Manitoba participating in Competitions & Educational Events Cattle Show. Starts 10:00am on Sun. August 5th. For details go to, “What’s New” or Call:(204)728-3058.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Gelbvieh

2 BORDER COLLIE FEMALE puppies for sale, father is excellent cattle dog, $150. Phone: (204)685-2376.


GYPSUMVILLE: 2,329-AC RANCH, 1,209-AC C/L Land is all close by. $399,000. Grahamdale: 3,300-ac ranch, 1,360 deeded, mach. included. $715,000. Moosehorn: 3,200-ac, 1,440 deeded, 2 Mdrn homes, self sufficient. Dallas-Red Rose: 2,560-ac, 640-ac grain, 155-ac hay, 871-ac hay & grain, 2,640-ac, 1,680-ac deeded. Fisher Branch: 574 Grain Lovely, 1,950-sqft bungalow. Broadvalley: 1,440-ac, 640-ac deeded, sell w/cattle & machinery. Eriksdale: 160-ac sheep farm, 2 bdrm bungalow, barn, bin, well fenced for sheep. Hodgson,MB: 480-ac buffalo ranch, taxes $60.00, adjoining is a 2,061-ac grain & hay farm. Inwood: 1195-ac ranch all joins handles 175 c/calf pair. Ash-ern: 160-ac farm w/ a 40 x 240-ft barn excellent ce-ment floor good for sheep. Eriksdale: 630-ac on Hwy 68, $130,000. 800-ac grain land in hay, bung-bldgs, 160ac hay land, 160-ac bush, great hunting property. Dog Lake: 480-ac great hunting & hay land. Oak Bluff: 40-ac bung., barn, great shelter - priced to sell. Buying or selling Call your Manitoba Farm Realtor. See Call Harold@Delta Real Estate (204)253-7373. ORGANIC FARMLAND W/HOUSE. BEAUTIFUL treed large front yard, 1320-sq-ft house w/attached garage. Farm yard has 2 sheds & 7 granaries, includes all farm equipment, always shedded, hay, grasses, forage, cereals, oil seeds as produced. 240-acres owned, w/rental property is 500-acre operation, all land is certified organic. Call Norm, cell (204)990-8752 or home (204)755-3333.

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. REQUIRE LARGE GRAIN & cattle farms, ranches, dairies, chicken farms, hobby farms, suburban properties for our clients coming from other parts of Canada, US and Europe. Call Harold @ Delta Real Estate (204)253-7373.

REAL ESTATE Land For Sale MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Farm Equipment & Land Auction R & C Quenett Sat., July 28th 10:00am Teulon, MB. 1-mi South on Hwy #7 then West on 415, 6-mi then 3-mi North on RD 3E. Selling by Auction 480-acs, All 1 Block w/6 Separate 80-ac Titles. Photos & Details on Website. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027

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.

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SHETLANDS FOR SALE: HARNESS trained po-nies. Single or teams, mares & geldings. Bamford Pony Farm, La Riviere, MB. Phone:(204)242-2369 or (204)825-2830.

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Offers to Purchase shall be entertained by the Public Trustee of Manitoba on behalf of the Vendor for property located in the R.M. of Rockwood, and legally described as: NE 1/4 23-17-2 EPM The property consists of 160 total acres of which approximately 100 are cultivated. The balance of the property is bush, slough, pasture/hay land. THe property is located northeast of the town of Teulon in the RM of Rockwood. The Property is seeded hay land — pasture for livestock farming. The property is zoned A-80 and is lased for the 2012 crop season. Interested parties are asked to submit Offers to Purchase with respect to the property no later than 12:00 noon, August 15, 2012 to: Attention: John Fergusson, Barrister & Solicitor Confidential – Tender Suite 500, 155 Carlton Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 5R9 Phone: 204-945-2723 In submitting any Offer, any interested parties shall rely upon their own inspection of the property. The Vendor is not obligated to accept the highest or any Offer submitted.


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 Motor Homes 2006 TRIPLE E COMMANDER, A3202FB, 70,000-kms, clean, no pets, no smoke, stored indoors, several options, $65,000 firm. Phone:(204)322-5696

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.


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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, 2ND CUT alfalfa, would prefer to sell standing, on PR 241 west of Headingley. Apx 85-ac hay Phone:(204)799-8130 or (204)837-9750.

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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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TIRES 1 FIRESTONE TIRE 30.5X32 12 ply combine tire, tubeless, no cracks, $500. Phone (204)476-6631, Plumas. FEDERATION TIRE: 1100X12, 2000X20, used aircraft. Toll free 1-888-452-3850

COMMON SEED Forage 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.

SEED / FEED / GRAIN SEED/FEED MISCELLANEOUS Feed Grain JAMES FARMS LTD: good quality feed oats for sale. Phone (204)222-8785 or 1-866-283-8785

WANTED: GOOD USED TIRES 23.1x26 for 750 Massey combine. Phone (204)966-3489.

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

TRAILERS Livestock Trailers 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:

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Heady lamb market falls to earth The lamb market is contracting and feeders are feeling the pain By Sheri Monk

Beach weather no fun for barnyard residents Producers urged to keep a sharp watch for signs of heat stress when the mercury soars


What goes up must come down, and while the lamb market is no exception, no one in the industry was prepared for just how fast or hard it would crash. “In the last three weeks it went from $1.75/lb to $1.35,” Howard Paulsen, Zone 1 director for Alberta Lamb Producers said earlier this month. “I didn’t really think there would be that much of a correction because we can’t supply the amount of lamb we need, but if it’s starting to come in from the States and forcing everybody’s play, there’s not much we can do about it.” The American lamb market has been struggling for several months, but prices stayed stable in Canada until very recently. Some lamb feeders were caught by the correction, such as Pete Walter, the sheep boss from the Cayley Hutterite Colony. “I sold one liner load, but I have 300 left. You can’t give them away,” Walter said. He said most of Alberta’s finished lambs were going to SunGold Specialty Meats at Innisfail, formerly Sunterra Meats, and still Canada’s largest lamb processor. The plant was purchased last year by Canada Gold Beef, as a means to ensure slaughter facilities would be available for its niche beef exports. Walter said SunGold sent a contract offer to lamb feeders earlier this year, offering a variety of pricing in between $1.61 – $1.77, depending on the month of delivery. “Very few signed because there were so many restrictions on the contract,” Walter said, citing overfat penalties, and a new three-day wait for payment. Lamb feeders wishing to sell now are being offered approximately $1.35 after a large number of cheaper lambs were imported from the U.S. Roy Leitch, a major lamb feeder operating out of Brandon, Manitoba, says the price needed to come down. “Lambs became way overpriced last year. We paid way too much for them and the whole market got out of hand. We way overpaid for the lambs and we couldn’t get the money out of them from the public, and the public couldn’t afford to eat them and basically, North America wide, we’ve lost 50 per cent of the consumers who eat lamb.” Leitch said recent high lamb prices brought more production and new producers into the market, compounding the current market glut.

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weating like a pig? Not likely. Pigs don’t sweat, and neither do cows and chickens, which means livestock producers must keep a sharp watch for signs of heat stress when the mercury soars. “As far as species go, there isn’t one that is more affected by heat than the other, but those that are kept indoors are more susceptible,” said Wayne Tomlinson, an extension veterinarian with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives. Most barns are constructed with automated fans and other cooling systems, but it only takes a summer storm to knock out power and things can get dicey. “You always want to have a plan,” said Tomlinson. That might include a generator kicking in, manually opening vents and windows, and in some cases of last resort, moving animals outside, he said. But the latter also means providing shade, so animals like pigs and dairy cows avoid sunburn, Tomlinson said. Knowing when the power is out, or a fan has failed is also key, but new technology has made monitoring the barn easier. “Most barns now have alarm systems that are hooked up to a producer’s

smart phone, so they get a message letting them know if something is wrong, and they can drive to the barn and fix it,” he said. Access to water is also essential. “If they’ve got access to clean, cool water, a black cow can stand in the middle of Montana where there isn’t a tree to be seen for miles and miles,” said Tomlinson. “They suck in that cool water, and it doesn’t have to be cold ... but it will drop their body temperature down.” Cattle, like pigs and chickens, will pant to try to lose heat. “When cattle are panting, they are hot and we better cool them down,” he said. Cattle will make use the ground to dissipate heat away from their bodies, lying on areas of bare ground for maximum contact with the earth. “Once cattle are in a severe state

“If they’ve got access to clean, cool water, a black cow can stand in the middle of Montana where there isn’t a tree to be seen for miles and miles.” WAYNE TOMLINSON

of heat stress, you may be too late to help them,” said Carl Dahlen of North Dakota State University’s extension services for beef cattle. “Having a solid management plan in place to address heat stress could pay big dividends in the form of maintained animal performance during periods of heat and in avoiding death losses in severe cases.” Avoid working cattle during the heat of the day, use light-coloured bedding, and turn on sprinklers if need be, he said. In hot weather, swine also contravene another stereotype — they don’t eat like pigs. Reduced feed intake can result in delayed reproduction, smaller litters, and slow growth, said Miles Beaudin of the Manitoba Pork Council. Because hogs don’t sweat, some barns are also equipped with highpressure mist systems, that help cool pigs by mimicking the actions of sweat. But such systems aren’t effective if the humidity is high, said Beaudin. Some barns used for boar studs are equipped with air conditioning systems to ensure healthy reproduction even during the hottest weather. However, Tomlinson noted heatrelated animal deaths are very rare in Manitoba. “That’s something that’s seen much farther south,” he said.

Beef cows near Beausejour have a seat and stay cool by taking advantage of lower ground temperatures.



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A healthy back is an indication of a sound horse A horse’s spine is just not sufficiently developed to withstand heavy weight bearing until it is fully mature. Carol Shwetz, DVM Horse Health


orses were not naturally created to bear the weight of a rider, so conscious effort needs to be taken to develop and condition a horse’s back. This conditioning will then allow it to successfully and comfortably carry a rider without sustaining long-term damage. Seen from the side, the horse’s top line begins from the poll and ends at the base of the tail. A healthy top line is even, smooth, and continuous with no breaks, unnatural kinks, peaks, valleys, or indentations in front of or behind the withers. There is a tendency to roundness, and when seen from above healthy

backs are symmetrical with smoothly contouring muscling mirroring one another on either side of the spine. The horse must develop the correct muscles which properly engage his back and hindquarters. Horses with poor carriage, such as hollow backs or inverted frames, place themselves in anatomical and bio-mechanical disadvantaged positions with farreaching consequences. Damage befalls not only the back itself, but over time hocks, front heels, dental arcades, and soft tissues throughout the body are also affected . Growth plates in the back of a horse do not fuse until the horse is five to six years of age, so when weighted prematurely the responsibility for supporting the weight of a rider is placed upon the connecting musculature of the back.

Saddles are a bit like shoes. When they do not fit they can be uncomfortable or painful, causing other physical problems as well.

Unnatural strain sets the stage for hollow backs or inverted/upsidedown horses. Although young horses cope with physical weight bearing, they fail to flourish and fail to remain sound into their teen years. The horse’s spine is just not sufficiently developed to withstand heavy weight bearing until it is fully mature. Unfortunately for the

Horses with poor carriage, such as hollow backs or inverted frames, place themselves in anatomical and bio-mechanical disadvantaged positions with far-reaching consequences.

horse, it looks mature far before they are mature. A properly prepared riding horse understands how to carry himself. He must learn to coil his pelvis, step deeply underneath his mass with his hind legs, stretch his back, and telescope his neck. Once properly ground schooled he can learn to carry this feeling through while carrying the

weight of a rider upon his back. Once schooling begins, development of a horse’s back takes time, a long time. It takes a year at least to establish a strong top line in a horse. All tack used upon a horse effects his movement. The type of bit and nature of its use in the rider’s hands impacts how the horse carries his head, and so has the ability to shape the horse’s entire body and manner of movement.

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Saddle fit is critical to healthy movement of a horse’s back. A rider sits on layers of living tissue nourished by blood circulation. Saddle pressure drives blood circulation out of tissues, depriving them of nourishment. The tiny nerves that pass out of the spinal column innervating the back muscles are damaged greatly with unforgiving pressure. The muscles of the equine back are activated by electrical impulses which reach the individual cells through this network of tiny nerves. Without electrical impulses the muscles of the back wither, waste and sink away from the spine, leaving a weak back. Over time the horse loses its healthy top line, developing deep holes behind the withers. Healthy backs feel warm, soft, and supple. They are quiet and resilient. Signs of early damage to a horse’s back include heat bumps, uneven sweat patterns, and flickering and flinching upon touch once the saddle is removed. Over time white patches of hair along the back are testimony to damaged tissues as pressure harms the hair follicles, resulting in a visible scar. Most often these white patches are partnered with the visible hollowing of top-line musculature. Saddles are a bit like shoes. When they do not fit they can be uncomfortable or painful, causing other physical problems as well. So, when saddles are not a good fit horses will communicate such with unhappy body language, often increasing volume with increasing discomfort. Signs of pain caused by ill saddle fit include, but are not limited to, resistance to touch, pinning ears, head tossing, lack of focus, spooking, swishing or wringing tail, grinding teeth, stiffness, reluctance to stride out, unusual posturing, lameness, cold-backed behavior, rearing and bucking. No amount of training or discipline will ever overcome pain. Adaptations for the pain under saddle can create habitually poor patterns of movement that may remain long after the saddle as been removed. Carol Shwetz is a veterinarian specializing in equine practice at Westlock, Alta.


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The lamb market is contracting and feeders are feeling the pain. By Sheri Monk FBC STAFF | PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA


Canada than we usually have, and less people eating them, we’re in a serious correction,” said Leitch. “We didn’t get off scot-free. There was a tremendous amount of money lost in the feeding industry this year.” Rick Paskal, CEO of SunGold Specialty Meats, was out of the country and unavailable for comment.

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Minimizing the impact of hot weather on pigs Ensuring that watering and ventilation systems are working properly is important a this time of year Bernie Peet


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he onset of hot weather after a long period of wet and cool conditions means that it’s time to think about the comfort of pigs during the summer. Two aspects of management are the most vital to consider if the impact of hot weather on performance is to be minimized — environment and water availability. In summer, ventilation systems should move the maximum amount of air with the minimum resistance or pressure. Any deficiencies in the design of the system will be exposed in hot weather, especially sub-optimal fan capacity and air flow restrictions. If there is any doubt about these aspects, it is worth bringing in a ventilation engineer to check not only whether the capacity is correct, but also to check inlet sizes, system operating pressure and the control staging. Assuming the system has been correctly designed and installed, a hot-weather check should include ensuring that all inlets open fully and adjusting them as necessary. Also, check that there are no restrictions to air movement between the outside of the barn and the inlets, for example at the eaves openings where air enters the loft, or where air from the loft enters an alleyway between rooms in the barn. If misting nozzles or drippers are installed in grow-fin-

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ish rooms, check that they are coming on at the correct temperature and also that they are working correctly and producing a fine mist. Too coarse a mist will reduce the amount of evaporative cooling that takes place in the room.

Water intake

The pig’s water intake increases considerably during hot weather, up to double the intake compared to less hot conditions. Therefore it is very important to check daily that drinkers are working correctly for all the pens in the barn. It is good practice to check drinker flow rates at this time of year and rectify any situations where flow rate is less than optimum. Grow-finish pigs and lactating sows are the most vulnerable to poor flow rates and reduced water availability will lead to lower feed intake and worse performance. Table 1 shows likely water consumption and recommended flow rates for different classes of pig in winter and summer. Pigs need to ingest more water to keep cool in hot conditions because their primary means of getting rid of excess heat is

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panting, which expels warm, moist air from their lungs. Part of the reason that water consumption, or more correctly water disappearance, goes up in summer is that, when they are able, pigs will use the drinkers to wet themselves to increase evaporative cooling. They will also choose to lie where the air speed in the pen is the highest, usually in the dunging area, to increase their body heat loss.

An adequate drinker flow rate for lactating sows will help to minimize the reduction in feed intake during hot weather.

Feed intake

Lactating sows are the most vulnerable to hot conditions and reduced feed intake typically leads to lower weaning weights over the summer, combined with increased weaning-toservice intervals. One approach to minimizing the impact of hot weather is by changes to the diet. As the sow eats less, the intake of lysine and other amino acids can be maintained by increasing their content in the diet. For example, a typical lactation diet with 1.0 per cent total lysine, could be replaced with one containing 1.2 per cent. Another approach to consider is to replace some of the dietary


Check that air inlets at the eaves are not blocked and restricting air flow.

energy provided by starch with fats or oils. These produce less heat as a byproduct of metabolism than starch, reducing the excess heat produced by the sow. However, the practical evidence for this being a successful strategy is not at all conclusive and the cost per unit of energy for oils is higher than that for starch. Feed tends to deteriorate quickly in hot weather, so careful trough management in the farrowing barn will help to maintain feed intake. Increasing the number of feeds per day is a

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Study says volunteers are putting in the hours — billions of them each year Statistics Canada study shows strong spirit of volunteerism in Canada, but its data only scratches the surface Churches and other religious organizations get fewer hours, but the study also notes that religion plays an important role in formal volunteering: 65 per cent of Canadians who attended weekly religious services also did volunteering, compared to 44 per cent of those who did not. Church-goers and others of religious background put in 40 per cent more hours than other types of volunteers.

Few do most of the work

On a sunny morning in mid-May Don and Dorothy McKay of Elm Creek were planting dozens of annuals to beautify their community’s local cemetery. Statistics Canada’s study, reporting Canadians’ 2.07 billion hours volunteering in 2010 doesn’t account for the vast volume of time volunteers put in without a record kept of their hours. PHOTO: LORRAINE STEVENSON By Lorraine Stevenson CO-OPERATOR STAFF


f you feel you’ve put in about a billion hours volunteering, you’re not far off the mark. You and everyone else working for free, that

is. In 2010, just under half of all Canadians reported having done some form of volunteer work, according to a recent Statistics Canada report. Collectively, the logged nearly 2.1 billion hours of volunteer time that year — the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time jobs, according to the Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating. The numbers of volunteers putting in time coaching, serving on boards and committees, cooking and delivering food is also increasing — up about 12.5 per cent since 2004, says Volunteering in Canada. But take with a grain of salt its other assertion — that the total hours of volunteers are dropping off slightly, says Noreen Mian, program manager at Volunteer Manitoba. This study looks only at time logged in formal volunteer programs, or where volunteer co-ordinators track people’s hours, she points out. The vast numbers of hours put in at the grassroots level, where no records are kept, would choke a statistician. “People are volunteering. There is a real spirit of volunteerism,” says Mian. “We just can’t account for all the informal hours that are put in in churches, schools, and other organizations are run by volunteers.” The most common volunteer activities recognized by Statistics Canada are fundraising and organizing events. In 2010, 45 per cent of volunteers were involved in some form of fundraising, and almost as many participated in organizing or supervising events. About onethird sat on a committee or board, or provided teaching, educating or mentoring. About one-

quarter of volunteers reported collecting, serving or delivering food. Coaching, refereeing or officiating was reported by 18 per cent of volunteers. Volunteer firefighters, first aid and search and rescue was the smallest category — six per cent of volunteers. The study also explored why people volunteer and why some more so than others. The vast majority (93 per cent) said making a contribution to their community was the major motivator, with many saying personal connections to something was key. But there are many barriers that keep people from it, too.

“We just can’t account for all the informal hours that are put in in churches, schools, and other organizations are run by volunteers.” NOREEN MIAN

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No spare time was cited as the biggest barrier, with about two-thirds in the survey saying they’d not done any formal volunteering for lack of it. People don’t get asked either. Forty-five per cent of those who hadn’t volunteered reported not being involved because no one had approached them. The rest (27 per cent) said they either weren’t interested or weren’t happy about a past experience. Volunteer rates are consistently higher in rural areas, with the highest rates found in Saskatchewan at 58 per cent of adults aged 15 and over having done some sort of volunteer work in 2010. Sports and recreation benefitted most.

The study also supports a common lament — a few do most of the work. Ten per cent of volunteers in 2010 accounted for an astonishing 53 per cent of all the volunteer hours put in, the study noted. Their dedication amounts to more than 390 hours, or the equivalent of 10 weeks at a full-time job. Another 15 per cent of volunteers logged between 161 and 390 hours. An outmigration of youth in rural areas typically results in a few people doing the lion’s share of volunteering, said Mian. And they’re getting worn down. “What we’re seeing in rural communities right now is burnout, big time,” she said. One of the major problems in attracting volunteers results from a mismatch between what groups offer and what volunteers want out of the experience, Volunteer Canada found in a 2010 study. For example, many would-be volunteers seek out group activities, but few organizations can’t offer these experiences. Many also possess professional skills but are actually looking for volunteer tasks that involve something different from their work life. Volunteers want to contribute their talents on a shorter-term basis, but organizations usually have specific jobs to do, and seek long-term commitments, the study found.

Facts and figures on volunteering in Canada • Over 13.3 million people, or nearly one in two Canadians aged 15 and over, did volunteer work in 2010. • A small proportion of these volunteers do most of the work, with the most dedicated putting in the equivalent of 10 full weeks each year. • Younger Canadians are more likely to volunteer than older one but devote fewer hours. • Religion plays an important role in formal volunteering. Higher levels of education and income also push up volunteering. • Lack of time is the most commonly reported barrier to volunteering. Another is not being asked. Source: Statistics Canada Canadian Social Trends



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Chicken Delight 4 to 5 chicken breasts 2 tbsp. oil 2 onions, sliced 1-1/4 c. water 1/2 tsp. chicken bouillon 1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced 1 c. golden raisins 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. lemon juice 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/2 c. water 1 tbsp. cornstarch 2 c. seedless grapes 2 c. orange sections 1 c. sour cherries 2 c. saskatoon berries, frozen

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oes summer make you feel older or younger? Either way, it tends to be a time when we realize we're either living well, and feeling well, or things could be better on the physical front. The good news for those of us feeling physically bottomed out is it's time for some rest, recreation, restoration and reflection. Summer is the time to eat light, enjoy pleasure and leisure, and to turn down the noise in the mind awhile. What makes you feel you're making the most of a summer day? Looking after your garden? Connecting with a friend? Walking in the evening's stillness? The Heart and Stroke Foundation recently posted a whole series of little steps to take down the road to a healthier way of living, everything from eating more fish and in-season plums to breaking big jobs into small, manageable parts and walking (home, if possible) more often. And did you know you’ll burn 100 calories in 30 minutes weeding? Log on to and click on the Healthy Living Features for more ideas on living well.


hese recipes were developed by high school students in Saskatchewan and are found on the Saskatchewan Fruit Growers Association website. Log on to www.saskfruit. com for many more recipes using Prairie-grown fruits.


Colourful Fruit Salad 1 c. strawberries, peeled and sliced 1 c. saskatoon berries 2 bananas, peeled and sliced 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced 1 orange, peeled, sectioned and sliced Dressing: 2 tbsp. sour cherry juice 1 tbsp. vinegar 1 tbsp. salad oil 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1/2 c. sliced toasted almonds*

In a large Dutch oven or fry pan, brown chicken breasts. Add onions and sauté. Combine water and chicken bouillon. Add to chicken. Add mushrooms, raisins, brown sugar, lemon juice and spices. Simmer, covered, turning one or two times for 15 minutes or until tender. Push chicken to side of pan. Blend water and cornstarch and mix into pan liquid. Heat until smooth and thickened. Add grapes, oranges and cherries and heat through for two to three minutes. Add frozen saskatoon berries and mix in. Serve at once on a heated platter. Serves four to five. Recipe created by Kristine Balogh, Kipling School

Combine all fruit in bowl. Combine sour cherry juice, vinegar, salad oil and sugar. Pour juice over fruit and toss to coat the fruit. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top. *Note: Toast almonds in 350 F oven for five minutes. Recipe created by Nicholas Romanowski, Unity Composite High School

Chilled Pink Soup 1-1/2 c. strawberries 1-1/2 c. tart red apples 4 c. water 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 stick cinnamon 1 whole clove 1/2 c. sugar 2 tbsp. cornstarch 2 tbsp. water 1/4 c. cooking white wine Sweetened whipped cream Toasted slivered almonds Optional: almond macaroons or saltine biscuits

Core and slice the apples, but do not peel them. Chop the strawberries and place them in a saucepan with four cups of water, the lemon juice, cinnamon, clove and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for five minutes or until the apples and strawberries are tender. Rub them through a sieve and return them to a saucepan. Combine the sugar and cornstarch with two tbsp. water. Add to fruit mixture, stir until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the wine. Cool and refrigerate. Serve very cold in chilled bowls. Garnish each bowl of soup with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve with almond macaroons or saltine biscuits. Recipe created by Matt Fehr, Swift Current Composite High School   ©thinkstock


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Squeeze more food and fun out of your vacation dollars Bringing your own and using discount coupons are just some ideas By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service


f you are one of the people packing up for a summer vacation or just leaving for a weekend getaway, you might want to consider ways to stretch your budget to extend your fun at your destination. Although stopping for beverages and food along the way is enjoyable, your dining options can take a bite out of your budget. Trust me. Next month, you won't remember that you had a $3 energy drink. In fact, if I were to "energize" my entire family of five, I would be spending $15 on beverages that might "wire" them with caffeine. In a couple hours, they would be thirsty again. The other day, my student intern looked up some price-comparison information for beverages. She went to a convenience store and priced a few items, and then she looked up pricing information at a local grocery store. While this was not a scientific study, this activity showed how much you can save on beverages if you avoid buying individual containers. For example, a 16-ounce bottle of a popular energy drink was priced at $2.79, and a 20-ounce bottle of soda pop was $1.50 at this particular store. At a grocery store, we could have purchased a 24 pack of bottled water for $5.98, or about 25 cents per bottle. If you purchased 24 individual

bottles of energy drink or soda, you would have spent about $67 or $36, respectively, instead of the $5.98 for the same amount of bottled water. On the other hand, if you opted for bottled water instead of bottled "energy," you would have room in your budget to purchase plenty of healthful, satisfying foods. Be aware that many convenience stores also sell "packs" of water and other beverages, so be sure to check that option. Even better: Tap water is free if you bring your own reusable container.

Meal ideas

Food is another potentially costly option as you travel. When you visit a new city, be sure to check in at the visitors bureau or other information center. It may have booklets with restaurant discount coupons. Many hotels have rooms with refrigerators or even kitchenettes with microwaves. Bring some food with you in an ice chest (cheese, yogurt, etc.), along with granola bars, whole-grain crackers, and whole fruit or fruit cups. Dried fruit and nuts also make satisfying snacks. Many hotels offer complimentary hot breakfasts, which can extend your food dollars considerably. If you do not have a breakfast provided, consider having a snack in your room in the morning, then having a late-morning brunch in place of breakfast and lunch. Or, make lunch your main meal of

the day. Lunch menus usually are priced lower than dinner menus. Consider sharing an entrée because restaurant meals often are large. At restaurants, opt for ice water instead of sodas or other beverages. Beverages can add $10 to $15 to the dining tab for a family. If you like specialty drinks, you can multiply that cost. While you are exploring new places, make your dining adventures an experience that doesn't n e c e s s a r i l y b re a k t h e b a n k . Consider splurging for one meal of the day, and make your dining experience memorable by trying some of the local specialty restaurants. Your hotel concierge or a friendly native of the city may help guide you to a good local choice. For example, when we traveled to Wisconsin last year, we participated in a "fish boil." I was a little skeptical about what to expect when someone described it. The chef prepares a mixture of fish, potatoes and other vegetables in a boiling pot of water outdoors. At the end of the cooking time, he threw kerosene on the fire, causing the water to boil over the edges of the pot and extinguish the fire. Although the dining adventure was not necessarily economical, my kids still talk about the explosion and ball of flames followed by a delicious meal. They happily ate their veggies. And no, I haven't tried that preparation technique at home.

If you purchased 24 individual bottles of energy drink or soda, you would have spent about $67 or $36, respectively, instead of the $5.98 for the same amount of bottled water.

Manitoba rodeo athletes heading south National Finals at New Mexico and Wyoming By Darrell Nesbitt Freelance contributor

Hanna Kristjanson was one of two Manitoba cowgirls to compete at the Junior High Nationals in Gallup, New Mexico in June. The Oak River cowgirl wrapped up the provincial 2011-12 season as the Year-End Pole-Bending Champion and the Reserve Provincial Finals Barrel-Racing Champion. In New Mexico, she will compete in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying. Joining Kristjanson down south was the 201112 Junior High, High Point Cowgirl, Baylee Graham of Carberry. The 2012-13 student vice-president will compete in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping. Graham was also the captain of Cinch All-Star Team, Year-End Barrel Racing and Ribbon-Roping Champion, Reserve Year-End Goat-Tying Champion, and Breakaway and Pole-Bending Champion. Hamiota's Shelby Medd who earned the 2011-12 Year-End Reserve and Reserve Provincial Finals Barrel-Racing Championships, will be one of 14 senior competitors going to Rock Springs, Wyoming for the National High School Rodeo Finals mid-July. To be among the 1,500 competitors from Canada, United States and Australia, Medd will ride for glory in barrel racing, pole bending and breakaway roping. The brother and sister duos of Ory (Cinch AllStar member; Reserve Year-End High Point Team Roper) and Sky Brown of Lenore will also be part of the Manitoba contingent. Both Browns will

Baylee Graham of Carberry, was one of two Manitoba students to compete at the National Junior High Finals in New Mexico.   pHOTO: DARRELL NESBITT

compete in team roping at the Nationals, and Sky also in breakaway roping. Other students to be competing include Austin Cornelsen of Onanole, Shannon Jackson of Inglis, Tanner Langlois of Virden, Rae Lyng of Virden, Tess Manning of Belmont, Kolt McPherson of Stonewall, Alex Park, formerly of Hamiota, now living in Brandon, Layne Smith of Oak Lake, Shelby

and Ty Stewart of Kola, and Hailey Tonn of Plumas. Cornelsen will be competing in tie-down roping and team roping. The Cinch All-Star Team member finished the season as the Reserve Year-End TieDown Roping Champion. Jackson, the 2011-12 Reserve Rookie of the Year and Reserve Year-End Pole-Bending Champion, will saddle up in pole bending and goat tying at the Nationals. As the 2011-12 All-Around High Point Cowboy, Langlois will be competing in steer wrestling and team roping in Wyoming. Picking up the Provincial Finals Championship in poles and barrels, Lyng, among a strong contingent of Virden rodeo athletes, will be competing in those two events. Tess Manning, the 2011-12 All-Around High Point Cowgirl will be competing in goat tying and breakaway roping. The Belmont cowgirl also won the 2011-12 Year-End and Provincial Finals Breakaway and Goat-Tying Championship, was the captain of the Cinch All-Star Team, and served as the student treasurer. Kolt McPherson of Stonewall, the 2011-12 Provincial Finals Tie-Down Champion, will compete in tie down and team roping. Park, who will serve as the 2012-13 student treasurer, was also this year’s Barrel-Racing YearEnd Champion. Down south she will be turning the cloverleaf pattern. Smith who capped off a stellar year and high school career in Hamiota took home a number of awards. The 2011-12 student president was

named the Provincial and Year-End Finals TeamRoping Champion, the Year-End Tie-Down Roping Champion and Reserve Provincial Tie-Down Champion. The Cinch All-Star Team member will also focus on these two events at the Nationals. Shelby Stewart will be competing in barrel racing, breakaway roping and team roping, while her brother Ty will swing the lariat in tie-down roping and team roping. Calling Kola home, Shelby was the 2011-12 Provincial Breakaway Roping Champion, the Reserve Year-End Breakaway Roping Champion, and served as the student secretary last year. Her brother claimed the Provincial and Year-End Finals Team-Roping Championship. Hailey Tonn of Plumas is the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association’s (MHSRA) 2012-13 student president. Also on the Cinch All-Star Academic Team, she earned the 2011-12 Reserve All-Around Cowgirl title, the Pole-Bending Championship, and was the Reserve Goat-Tying Champion. In Wyoming, she will compete in pole bending and goat tying. Leading the Manitoba contingent to Wyoming is none other than Manitoba’s queen, Quinn Mullin, who was crowned in Hamiota. The Cartwright native will also compete in goat tying, along with the queen contest. For a full list of junior and senior high cowboy and cowgirl athletes at the Canadian championships, being hosted once again in Virden, August 2 to 4, visit the MHSRA website: Darrell Nesbitt writes from Shoal Lake, Man.


The Manitoba Co-Operator | July 12, 2012


Daytripping through the Interlake Lots to see and do in a day in the southwestern part By Donna Gamache FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR


f you’re interested in a daytrip through a rural area, I’d suggest a drive through the southwestern part of the Interlake. My husband and I took this drive last year, and had a very enjoyable day. Be prepared for a full day’s trip, or even two. You can pack a picnic lunch to eat along the way, or choose to eat at a café in one of the rural towns you’ll pass through. We h e a d e d n o r t h f r o m t h e Perimeter Highway on Highway No. 7, past Teulon to the village of Komarno. Here the mosquito statue is definitely worth a photo stop — even if you hate mosquitoes! The name Komarno means “mosquito infested” in Ukrainian, so the statue is very appropriate. Take time to read the nearby cairn, dedicated to early settlers who homesteaded there in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The village of Komarno was established in 1904, and in 1909 the first school was built there. From Komarno, we drove west on No. 229 to the village of Inwood where we stopped for a photo with another statue, that of Sam and Sara Garter Snake, situated on the northeast side of the village. These are red-sided garter snakes for which the region is famous, and on a sunny day you might see snakes around the base of the statue. Next, we headed north on Highway No. 17. The snake dens are located about six km north of the village of Narcisse, and if you haven’t visited them before, take time to stop for a visit. Spring and fall are the times when the snake dens are active, but there are short, interesting walks to several dens. Next we continued north on No. 17 to the village of Chatfield where the Chatfield Park of Souvenirs Museum is well worth a stop. This museum is a privately run operation, and it doubles as a home for its owners, Geraldine and Alfred Johnson. The main building was originally a barber shop and pool hall, built in 1936. Several buildings are included in the collection: the Peace Lutheran Church, the

Top: Komarno mosquito statue, bottom: Eriksdale murals.

Chatfield Creamery, and Sandridge School No. 1363. Several collections are housed in the museum, such as one of car licences and another with over 3,000 handkerchiefs! This summer, hours of operation will be daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., between May and October. Admission is by donation, with tea, coffee and snacks also


available. Small group tours can be arranged. Call (204) 664-2157 for more information. From Chatfield, we turned back to Highway No. 17 and drove north to the village of Poplarfield. Along the way, here and farther west, watch for abandoned farmyards, if these interest you.

At Poplarfield we stopped to view another statue, that of “King Buck.” This large white-tailed deer, over seven metres in height was designed and built by Wayne Arthur and completed in 1991. In the same park are also monuments commemorating Dehowa School and the local pioneers. From Poplarfield, we turned west on Highway No. 68 and drove about 38 km to the village of Eriksdale where we stopped to examine the large murals. These are painted on several buildings, so drive around the village to locate them. Several kilometres north of town is another spot that has become a tourist attraction, the primitive log cabin of Percy Moggey, an escapee from Stony Mountain Penitentiary in 1960, who lived there for almost a year before being recaptured. Ask for specific directions in Eriksdale. Last year, the roads were too wet for us to attempt a visit. Maybe another time! From Eriksdale, we turned south on Highway No. 6 and drove 20 km to Lundar. Once again, a large roadside statue is an attraction, this time the largest Canada goose in Manitoba. The goose sits on a revolving mount that turns the statue with the force of the winds. Also in town is the Lundar Museum, which includes Mary Hill School, Notre Dame Church, two log houses and the CNR station with a caboose and jigger. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday in July and August. If you’ve driven this far and still have time, one more attraction is Lundar Beach, about 18 km west on PR 419, on the shore of Lake Manitoba. This area suffered from last year’s floods but repairs are underway. From Lundar, we continued south on Highway No. 6. This route will take you back to the Perimeter Highway or you can turn south and west to reach Portage la Prairie. We enjoyed our Interlake experience, and hope to return there again before long. For anyone interested in daytrips of this sort, the Manitoba Backroad Mapbook is a valuable resource. Donna Gamache writes from MacGregor, Man.

Be prepared for accidents Here’s what to include in a basic first aid kit for the farm NDSU Agriculture Communication As the pace of farm activities picks up in the summer, the likelihood of accidents also increases. That means having a first aid kit on the farm is essential, according to J.W. Schroeder, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s dairy specialist. He recommends starting with a basic range of first-aid items to deal with most types of injuries encountered on the farm. “Then evaluate your own farm workplace to determine whether you need additional supplies,” he advises. Here are some basic supplies farms should have in their first aid kit: • Absorbent compresses, 4x8 inches • Adhesive bandages, 1x3 inches

• A roll of adhesive tape, 3/8 inch x 2.5 yards • Antibiotic treatment • Antiseptic treatment (spray, liquid, swabs, wipes or towelettes) • Burn treatment for use on minor burns only (spray treatments also can be used) • First-aid guide • Medical exam gloves • Sterile pads, 3x3 inches • Triangular bandage, 40x40x56 inches Some additional items producers may want to include in their first aid kit, based on the specific hazards in their operation, are: • Analgesic (should not contain ingredients known to cause drowsiness)

• One or more bandage compresses in 2x2 inch, 3x3 inch or 4x4 inch • One or more burn dressings at least 12 square inches • One or more cold packs at least 4x5 inches • Eye coverings • Eye/skin wash • Hand sanitizer with a minimum of 61 per cent ethyl alcohol • Roller bandages at least 2 inches wide and 4 yards long, unstretched and individually packaged “Keep safe and prepared this summer,” Schroeder says. For more first aid kit recommendations, visit:


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