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Puratone, Big Sky in receivership Government won’t be offering cash to push pause on hog production this time around By Shannon VanRaes CO-OPERATOR STAFF


ndustry observers are worried processors could soon be scrambling for hogs as two of Canada’s largest producers tipped over the financial ledge last week and governments refused to ride to the rescue. “Obviously the challenge that we currently face is producers are exiting the business,” Jason Manness, director of procureSee RECEIVERSHIP on page 6 »

Farming just got riskier. Surprise changes to AgriStability will vastly alter the program’s usefulness, farm leaders say. PHOTO: MICHELLE MEAUD

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Keystone president Doug Chorney says there’s a devil in the details Changes to AgriStability will vastly alter the program’s effectiveness and could ultimately kill one of farmers’ key business risk management tools, the president of Keystone Agricultural Producers says.



’m g o i n g t o p r e d i c t t o d a y AgriStability will be losing support and subscriptions from farmers because it really has got to be questionable if you’ll ever see a payment,” Doug Chorney said Sept. 14 following the conclusion of the federal-provincial-territorial agriculture ministers’ meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry

Ritz says governments will support farmers during severe challenges, but it’s time to invest in research, innovation and market development so farmers and agribusiness are profitable over the long term. To that end $3.06 billion will be spent in those areas over the next five years. A newly created federal “agri-innovator committee,” with farm and industry representatives, will gather See AGRISTABILITY on page 7 »


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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012


from the food file


McDonald’s does turnabout, embraces calorie labelling

Getting your goats And keeping them fenced


McDonald’s has grabbed the lead and marketing edge


By Lisa Baertlein


The survey says…


Harvest is at the top of the variety chart

FEATURE Big Iron a big draw


Canadians take in the Fargo show

CROSSROADS Taking the 4-H challenge Young speakers quake, but rise to the occasion

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Editorials Comments What’s Up Livestock Markets

“It’s a new reason to visit more often.”


Big Mac and large fries? They don’t take a big bite out of your wallet, but they’ll cost you 1,050 calories. Beginning this month, McDonald’s will start listing calorie information on menus in some 14,000 U.S. restaurants and drivethroughs. Rules are coming that would force such disclosures, but McDonald’s move will likely prompt competitors to follow quickly. McDonald’s initially opposed calorie labelling, complaining rules from one jurisdiction to another were inconsistent. But it now embraces labelling, saying it will help customers understand their food choices — and is also a business opportunity that will allow the company to highlight its more healthy menu options.

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“It’s a new reason to visit more often,” said a company spokeswoman. Spurred by parents and health activists, McDonald’s has taken steps to make menu items healthier. For example, it tweaked its popular Happy Meals for children — reducing the french fries portion by more than half and adding apples to every order. This past summer, it rolled out a “Favorites Under 400” menu that highlights products in that calorie range. It also plans to add more fresh fruits and vegetables, and decrease calories, saturated fat and added sugars across its U.S. menu by 2020.



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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

Manitobans visit farms for third annual Open Farm Day A day with the public continues to reap hands-on learning, farm product sales, and positive feedback from visitors and participating farm owners By Lorraine Stevenson CO-OPERATOR STAFF / NEAR TEULON


ars lined driveways and filled up farmyards last Sunday as Manitobans ventured out for another Open Farm Day. This is the third year the p r ov i n c e h a s h o s t e d t h e day to encourage ordinary Manitobans to get out and visit participating working farms and agritourism ventures. Fifty-one locations were listed in the 2012 guide, including many playing host for a second time. “ We h a d a v e r y b u s y day,” said Rose Graydon at Woodmore. She and her husband Cliff opened up their grain and cattle farm a second year and were delighted with a steady stream of visitors all day. They were really pleased Winnipeggers came to visit, said Rose. “I really hoped we’d get people from the city and we did,” she said, adding that they were very interested in learning about the Charolais breed the Graydons raise, and how they care for their livestock and what types of crops they grow. Rose made sure her visitors took home a spaghetti squash and a few tomatoes too. “I think this is such a good idea, to bring rural Manitoba to the city,” she said. Their visitor numbers far exceeded expectations of firsttime Open Farm Day hosts LeVerne Tucker and Tim Gutheil near Teulon. “I d i d n’t k n ow w h a t t o expect,” said Gutheil who estimated by mid-afternoon at least 300 had come to see LeVerne’s small alpaca herd and on-farm shop where she was demonstrating how she processes fleece into fine fibre. “At one point it looked like the Safeway parking lot out there,” added Tucker, who loved hosting her guests. It was great for sales and visitors even convinced her to hold a Christmas craft sale, she said.

Special dinners

This year’s Open Farm Day also included two special daybefore events, including the Woodlands-area Hueging family hosting a six-course chefprepared gourmet “Grazing in the Field” dinner on their dairy farm, while across the province visitors to Asessippi Ski Resort also sat down to a specially prepared meal of local foods. The “Savour the Flavour” at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site also hosted a Sunday “Savour the Flavour” dinner, while the Mennonite Heritage Village held its third annual “Supper from the Field.” Host farms included a wide range of working farms, as well as agritourism ventures plus special attractions such as the Manitoba Agriculture Museum at Austin and the Bruce D. Campbell Far m and Food Discovery Centre at Glenlea. Preplanned routes and tours also linked regional attractions together.

“Everyone in the city needs to understand where food comes from. And every farm in Manitoba has a lot to offer.” ROSE GRAYDON

Woodmore grain and cattle producer

First-time visitors

Stonewall mom Shawna Christie said her two sons, age two and four, thoroughly enjoyed Open Farm Day. By mid-afternoon Sunday they’d been to three farms, including Grenkows dairy farm near Winnipeg, “which the kids loved,” she said. This was the first time they’d done this and found it a wonderful way to spend the day as a family, said Christie. She hopes there’ll be another next year. “I’d definitely come back,” she said. Evidently, more are just starting to hear about Open Farm Day. Winnipeg resident Tricia Hill, visiting Storybook Art and Fibre at Teulon with knitting friends, said she’d never heard of the day until her sister told her about it. “We jumped at it. We didn’t even realize there was such a thing as Open Farm Day,” said Hill, adding that she’d had a great day and really enjoyed learning about the work and lives of people in the country. Organizers will need some time to tally 2012’s visitor numbers. Last year about 5,000 visited just over 40 farms. Keith Watson, MAFRI diversification specialist said just three visitors came to hear about hemp at the demonstration farm at Gilbert Plains, but they were genuinely interested in learning about the crop and how its being processed in Manitoba. He’d be happy to do this another year, he said. “It’s our job to get out to the urban public, which this is targeted at,” he said. “To me even a handful of people is part of that contact and from there it spreads out and expands in other ways. ” Interlake dairy farmer Lloyd Grenkow said they had a great day though noted a slight downturn in visitors compared to 2011 and 2010. Many visitors tell them they’ve never set foot on a dairy farm before. “There’s lots of good interaction. You get a lot of thanks and appreciation for what you do,” he said. “And there are amazing questions that people ask.” Graydon said she’d urge more mixed grain and livestock farmers to open their farms up. “Everyone in the city needs to understand where food comes from,” she said. “And every farm in Manitoba has a lot to offer. They might be a beef producer or a grain producer too, but there’s something unique about every farm.”

Alpacas at LeVerne Tucker’s Storybook Art and Fibre farm near Teulon pose obligingly for visitor Bev Dyck of Winnipeg while she takes a photo during Open Farm Day September 16. PHOTO: LORRAINE STEVENSON

Getting a loan just got easier.

Discover what MASC’s new loan program enhancements mean to you.


he Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation has been providing financial assistance to producers for over 50 years. And now, we have made it easier than ever for you to borrow the capital you need to grow your operation. Increased Lending Limits – Our Direct Loan limit has been increased to $2 million for individuals, partnerships, corporations and co-operatives. Improved Eligibility – There are no restrictions on net worth, off farm income and farm housing limits. Expanded Loan Purpose – You can get financing for new and used agricultural farm equipment. To learn more about how these changes to MASC’s lending options can help you grow your operation, visit your local MASC lending office or visit


The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012


A new era for business risk management


arm leaders expected the drop in AgriStability reference margins announced at last week’s federal-provincial agriculture ministers’ meeting, but the fine print was another matter. Not only is the AgriStability trigger being increased from a 15 per cent to a 30 per cent drop in the farmer’s reference margin, there is a sleeper clause that apparently no one saw coming. Laura Rance Payouts will now be based on 70 per cent Editor of whichever is lesser, the reference margin or eligible expenses. In other words, the payments triggered will be significantly — and we mean significantly — lower than farmers might have expected in the past. It completely changes the nature of the AgriStability program. The remarkable speed at which the federal, provincial and territorial ministers agreed to this during their one-day meeting last week suggests the deal was done before they even got there. It’s equally remarkable that while farm leaders had been briefed and prepared for the first part, they didn’t see this one coming. This is in addition to a reduction in the government’s contribution to the AgriInvest savings program from 1.5 per cent to one per cent. OK, so farmers, and for that matter, the public, should have been consulted. As we’ve raised before, the federal government’s notion of consultations — closed-door meetings for a few invited guests and no reporters — is a joke. A major change such as this should have been given a fulsome airing so people could fully appreciate the implications. There is one possible explanation for why that didn’t happen, and we’re being generous here. But farmers should consider this carefully before firing out their press releases. In the broader context, such a public debate might have proven embarrassing. Consider this analysis from a series of papers assessing farm income prepared for the Canadian Agricultural Policy Institute (CAPI) in 2009-10. The analysis by economists with the George Morris Centre pointed out that net farm income, which is often reported in the media, isn’t a good measure of actual farm family wealth. For starters, the analysis noted, “business and family expenses are easily intertwined so that, like all small business incomes, net farm incomes may be understated.” Anyone who has experienced both life as a farmer and life as a Joe Canadian worker knows this well. Not only do farmers receive their family income from diverse sources, as do most families, farmers accumulate significant wealth through asset appreciation. For example, despite stable net farm operating income between 1996 and 2007 the total value of farmers’ land and buildings rose 31 per cent for grain and oilseed farmers, and 46 per cent for dairy farmers. Average net worth over that period grew 20 per cent for grains and oilseeds and 35 per cent for dairy farmers. Farmers’ average net worth is about triple that of the average Canadian family. This analysis suggested that is despite farmers having a slightly lower annual income, but more recent data released earlier this year, puts farm family incomes well above average family incomes in Canada. “Since farm families have a higher net worth, a wealth basis does not exist to argue the sector requires farm income support programs,” the George Morris analysis states. We don’t begrudge farmers wealth. They work hard for it. But it’s a dilemma for government. High commodity prices and high yields mean a surge in reference margins. Based on the former trigger, prices could drop to still-profitable levels, but governments would be (and be seen to be) making unnecessary payments to a group who are already better off than most other Canadians. There’s also the “moral hazard.” It’s widely acknowledged that farm supports are quickly capitalized into land prices, and with governments acting as a revenue backstop, farmers have proven willing to take on more debt. Canadian farms carry almost twice the debt of their American counterparts, and their debt is growing faster. Paying up to $6,000 an acre for farmland might have something to do with it. Farmers here have higher debt-to-earning ratios, which means they carry more risk. What happens when disaster strikes, as it invariably will? The federal government changed the rules earlier this year making it harder for people to overextend themselves buying homes. It can hardly justify propping up a similar spree in farmland. The farm lobby had best be reserved in its response to this one. In the long run, these changes might be doing the farm community a favour, especially if they take some of the heat out of the land market. It should focus instead on making sure every dollar saved from program payments goes into research and innovation.

Are you ready for the next big flood? Dry years are no time for complacency Red River Basin Commission release


ew of us remember the Red River basin flood of 1950. Even fewer were prepared for the flood when it hit. The dry 1930s and modest flooding of the 1940s had lulled basin communities into complacency. Then, a winter of heavy snow followed by heavy spring rains resulted in flooding all along the main stem Red River, with discharges at Pembina exceeding the 1897 flood. Six people died in the flood, and the economic price tag was estimated at $600 million to $1 billion. Hardest hit was Winnipeg, where multiple dikes failed, resulting in the evacuation of 100,000 people from the city on May 5. Although additional basin flooding followed in 1951 and 1952, the weather turned mostly dry for the rest of the 1950s. With the exception of Winnipeg, which began work on permanent flood protection for the city, basin communities for the most part did little to prepare for the next big flood. So, despite the fact that most parts of the main stem experienced damaging flooding in 1950 (and/or 1951 and 1952), the memory of the early 1950s floods appears to have quickly faded in the dry years that followed. Communities for the most part did not step up to add permanent flood protection. As a result, when large spring floods hit again in the 1960s and ’70s, most communities had only makeshift responses. And, when the 1997 flood blew many earlier peaks out of the water, communities found themselves fighting for their


lives with minimal permanent protection in place. Some, like Grand Forks/East Grand Forks, lost the battle. The 15 wet years that followed the trauma of 1997 have seen work in many communities to put permanent flood protection measures into place. However, many of these efforts fall short of levels of protection recommended in the Red River Basin Commission’s 2011 Long-Term Flood Solutions study. The study shows that, of 42 main stem and tributary cities, only two, Halstad, Minn. and Oslo, Minn., meet recommended levels of 200-year protection. Only two of the five larger population centres, Winnipeg and West Fargo, N.D., meet recommended levels of 500-year protection. Half of the 42 communities still have less than 100-year protection or no permanent protection. Of those communities with less than 100-year protection, one, Fargo-Moorhead, is a major metropolitan area, whose potential for flood damage is enormous (estimates show a $9 billion to $10 billion loss to the cities in the event of a 500-year flood event). One lesson of 1950 is that a dry year like the present is not the time to forget. Rather, it is a time to plan for and put into place permanent flood protection for the basin’s vital communities. Is your community ready for the next big flood? More information about recommended levels of permanent flood protection for cities, municipalities, major urban/metropolitan areas, critical infrastructure, and rural residences and farmsteads can be found on RRBC’s website,

September 14, 1947


udging by the advertisements in the September, 1927 issue of our predecessor publication The Scoop Shovel, it was a time of increasing prosperity on the farm. Farmers looking to build a new home could have ordered “The Windsor” for $1,514 delivered, one of the models ranging from four to 12 rooms available through the 32-page Aladdin Homes catalogue. Building packages contained not only precut lumber, said to reduce waste by 25 per cent compared to building from scratch from the lumberyard, but all other materials including tarpaper, lock sets, nails, paints, varnishes, oils, stains, shingles and flashings. Other advertisements included T. Eaton & Co. promoting catalogue Christmas shopping, Heintzman and Mason & Risch pianos, and Canadian Pacific Steamships listing 23 sailing dates between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15 for those wishing to spend Christmas in “The Old Country.” Wilson Furniture in Winnipeg had a full-page ad, including a nine-piece solid oak dining room suite for $195 and a “fine tapestry” three-piece living room suite for $170.

However, in an unfortunately accurate advertisement opposite, the Province of Manitoba Savings Office said “The dollar you spend so freely today will not be missed so much tomorrow as in the years to come.” That was to be in only two years when grain prices collapsed along with the stock market, followed by the depression of “The Dirty Thirties.”


The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012


Beef sector needs a better marketing strategy if it is to meet its export potential Executive summary from the new report: Canada’s Beef Food System


anada’s beef sector needs a robust, long-term strategy – and a sustained commitment to execute the strategy – if it wishes to secure its place as a competitive force in domestic and global markets. For this report, the Canadian AgriFood Policy Institute (CAPI) undertook a comprehensive study of Canada’s beef sector. The feedback indicates that Canada does not possess such a strategy for the beef sector. The research also indicates that the sector is foregoing economic opportunities and its competitive position is falling behind. There is a prevailing view among many in the beef sector that a course correction is required. Stakeholders are keen to have a new dialogue on strategy. But this discussion can only occur if leaders in the sector are willing to act. CAPI’s mandate is to foster a dialogue on emerging issues and present alternative solutions as a basis to help the country’s agri-food sector to succeed. The Canadian beef sector has rallied in the past. After reeling from the 2003 BSE crisis, the sector came together and, working with government, found a direction forward. But the marketplace has since moved on, and the sector faces many new challenges, of which our balance of trade with the U.S. is a paramount concern. CAPI has identified “three pertinent questions” and, based on our research, offers in this report responses and key strategic questions for the beef sector to consider. The prospects of the Canadian beef industry may well depend on how the sector responds to these questions.



• Recent government initiatives to pursue and open new foreign markets should prompt the relevant question: What is the beef sector’s strategy to follow through on emerging opportunities? CAPI research reveals the sector is not positioned to take

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What about donkeys? Your Sept. 13 story on coyotes by Daniel Winters featuring comments by Gord Schroeder, director of the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board, did not say anything about the efficacy of donkeys as anti-predator guards for sheep. Was this an oversight, or does Mr. Schroeder not regard them as worth mentioning? In this area some sheep raisers use dogs, others donkeys. I would be interested in a review of their relative merits, with discussion on

advantage of trade doors being opened for it. • Some 85 per cent of our beef and cattle export trade is with the U.S. This important market generates $1.8 billion in total sales for Canada’s beef sector. Is it not important to diversify our markets by increasing the proportion of exports to those markets beyond the U.S. that are now open to us? The beef sector is foregoing economic opportunities and its competitive position is falling behind. • The value of beef exports to other countries often exceeds the value received for Canada’s exports to the U.S. Such substantive dependence on the U.S. appears to be costing Canada valuable opportunities. How does the sector decide what is the optimum export market mix and strategic path forward based on existing and potential strengths? • Increasing exports depends on having beef supply to export. Yet Canada’s cow herd has declined by one million head or 20 per cent since 2005. How do we ensure a critical mass of cattle to meet future market opportunities? In the domestic market, Canada’s trade balance is worsening. Canada is at risk of becoming a net importer of beef. What are beef stakeholders doing about trying to regain our own domestic beef market share? The data reveal that our significant dependence on the U.S. is generating greater benefits to that country than to our own beef sector. • In 2011, Canada had a net trade balance in beef of $42 million with the U.S. (excluding beef offal, livers and tongues). In 2002, Canada’s beef trade balance was nearly $1.4 billion. Is the erosion of Canada’s trade balance not a strong signal of a loss of competitiveness? • The unit value of Canada’s exports to the U.S. is only about 60 per cent of the value of U.S. imports to

how each fits into flock size, varying terrain, costs of acquiring good stock, and how much cost and effort are required in day-to-day upkeep and supervision. Bob Waldon Cartwright, Man.

New attitudes reject accepted practices I’d like to compliment the two letter writers in response to Laura Rance’s comments that address the ongoing negative perceptions of the hog industry held by the layman. In the Sept. 13 article, “Solutions being sought,” the vice-chair of the Manitoba and Canadian Pork councils said that producers have good facilities, they’ve got great management, great production, great genetics but then the price of corn goes up. His comments are made in conjunction with the current concerns about the rise in corn prices due to drought and the impact on producers’ ability to feed their hogs. However, his apparent acceptance of existing practices completely belies the reality that the purchas-

The prospects of the Canadian beef industry may well depend on how the sector responds to these questions.

Canada. We are diverting economic (value-added) activity to the U.S. as American processors, in turn, export higher-value product back to Canada. Are we missing a bigger economic opportunity to better serve our own domestic market (i.e., increased and further processing)? • With Canada “backfilling” product to the U.S., that country is realizing a greater advantage by significantly expanding exports (beyond) Canada. Since 2005, U.S. beef exports are up 280 per cent on a value basis, and 159 per cent on a tonnage basis. Canada’s exports beyond the U.S. have increased by 45 per cent, in terms of value, and 13 per cent in tonnage of beef. Compared to 2002, Canada’s exports to international markets other than the U.S. were down 3.5 per cent while the U.S. beef industry increased exports to the international market by 51 per cent (excluding shipments to Canada). • Are we satisfied with the U.S. growing its exports with, essentially, the use of Canadian slaughter and feeder cattle augmenting domestic supply? The data reveal that our dependence on the U.S. is generating greater benefits to that country than to our own.

Consumer issues

Consumers and other food stakeholders are increasingly raising concerns about how beef, and their food in general, are produced. What does this mean for positioning beef relative to competing proteins and maintaining consumer trust?

ing public no longer feels the same way. The standard practices held to be acceptable by producers and their continued resistance with the accompanying silence regarding change is resounding. Public opinion is driving food chains and restaurants to accept their meat only from facilities that no longer use sow stalls. I guess that will be the driving factor for change in Manitoba. Leslie Yeoman, Co-founder, The Humane Education Network Winnipeg, Man.

Open letter to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship I fully support a ban on cosmetic pesticides. Pesticides are dangerous substances and must be applied only by trained operators. All children and pregnant women must be kept away while the chemical is active. I have strong concerns that cosmetic pesticides are being applied carelessly and that children and

• Global poultry consumption has increased 10.3 per cent over the last three years (2008-11) while beef consumption has declined 3.5 per cent. Per capita consumption of beef is falling in Canada, and across the OECD. In Canada, it has declined 10.7 per cent since 2001. Pork consumption over that period has declined by 28 per cent, while poultry (chicken, hen and turkey) consumption has increased 3.4 per cent. Price is a key determinant. Beef costs more to produce than other proteins. Moreover, despite improvements, more grain is required per kilo of beef production than for other meat proteins. This also feeds the criticism that beef’s environmental footprint is unsustainable and, for some, a reason not to consume beef. There are also concerns about the perceived healthfulness of beef and the ethical treatment of animals. How are consumer perceptions and concerns with beef shaping consumption behaviour? • Meat consumption is rising in the developing world. The forecasts for continued growth are very positive given the growing affluence of middle classes. Other countries, however, are also positioning themselves to serve these markets. What are the beef sector’s objectives to target specific market segments? In our interviews, many beef stakeholders told us that the sector is operating without a strategy, that there is minimal collaboration, no vision, no sense of common objectives and fragmented leadership.

pregnant women are being exposed to dangerous chemicals without their knowledge and consent. I have seen pesticides abused by too many people who should have known better. I have seen pesticides applied in schoolyards, while children played close by. I have seen pesticides applied by parents while barefoot children followed alongside. I have seen pesticides sprayed into rivers and even into drinking water reservoirs. The labels on pesticide containers strictly forbid such actions, and yet the warnings are ignored. There is no way to protect the vulnerable from careless pesticide use, except for imposing a strict and complete ban on all cosmetic pesticides in Manitoba. Cosmetic pesticides should not be available for sale to the general public. Pesticides should only be applied by trained and licensed operators. All areas where chemicals are applied should be fenced off and posted to exclude children for the length of time stated on the warning label. I am a responsible farmer and I fully support a ban on cosmetic pesticides in Manitoba. We owe it to our children. Kate Storey Grandview, Man.


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ment at Maple Leaf Foods said late last week. “We expect less hogs in 2013, but only marginally lower at this point in time.” Maple Leaf raises its own hogs to supply about 20 per cent of its slaughter and has not reduced hog production or pork-processing rates in spite of high feed costs, Manness said. “HyLife is also challenged but, together with our financial partners, remains confident and optimistic with regards to the future of our industry,” Don Janzen, president of the La Broquerie-based HyLife Foods Ltd. said in a statement. HyLife, Canada’s largest hog producer, produces around 1.4 million hogs and operates its own processing plant at Neepawa. Niverville-based Puratone Corp., the third-largest producer in Manitoba and fourth largest in Canada, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, days after Saskatchewan’s Big Sky Farms was placed in receivership. Both companies will continue to operate for now. A court-appointed monitor will have 30 days to help Puratone find new investors or sell assets, a process that won’t be easy for a company owing nearly $100 million amidst market conditions that make it impossible to operate profitably.

“The resiliency has pretty much been wrung out of the hog industry at this point.” Kevin Grier

“Everyone, even the most efficient operations, is losing money,” said Perry Mohr, general manager at h@ms Marketing Services. Puratone officials referred all inquiries to a press release. In it, Puratone president a n d C E O R a y Hi l d e b r a n d p o i n t e d t o o n g o i n g m a rket challenges, including the drought in America’s Corn Belt as reasons behind the move. But the company, which produces a half-million hogs per year and employs about 300 people, has been struggling to restructure for years, selling off its poultry feed operation, cutting staff and winding down U.S. operations.


Big Sky Farms, which produces one million hogs annually or about 40 per cent of Saskatchewan’s total production, also blamed high feed costs brought on by the U.S. drought. The company, which was established with Saskatchewan government backing in 1995 and is noted for pioneering the multiside production model, filed for bankruptcy protection and restructured in 2009 during the last major downturn. Gary Stordy, spokesman for the Canadian Pork Council said the difficulties facing two of the country’s largest producers will shake the confidence of producers, investors and creditors left in the business. “It’s ironic, because there is feed available in many parts of Canada, but we are an integrated feed market, where what takes place in the states really has a ripple effect up here,” he said. In lieu of cheaper feed,

Once a leader in hog industry expansion, Puratone now has 30 days to restructure or sell assets under bankruptcy protection.   Photo: Allan Dawson

higher pork prices and a weaker Canadian dollar would assist struggling producers, but neither are on immediate horizon, he said. There is some hope in the long term. “Pork futures for mid-year are actually looking positive, relative to the pork prices right now,” said Stordy, adding futures for July 2013 are at about $1.74 per pound. In d u s t r y o f f i c i a l s w o r r y fewer producers will result in less processing infrastructure, and less infrastructure results in fewer producers. He said Maritime provinces faced a similar issue a number of years ago. “And those provinces went through a rapid decline as producer confidence in infrastructure was lost,” Stordy said. Lack of access to additional credit is also hampering some producers’ ability to weather the storm. “The resiliency has pretty much been wrung out of the hog industry at this point,” said Kevin Grier, a senior market analyst with the George Morris Centre.


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Canadian dollar and country-of-origin labelling have e x h a u s t e d t h e i n d u s t r y ’s ability to cushion economic blows. Even a year-and-ahalf-long upswing in 2011 and early 2012 wasn’t significant enough to protect industry from the current crisis, Grier said. Producers looking to the federal government for assistance won’t find solutions there either. During a news conference last week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Canada will not pay farmers to cease hog production, as it did three years ago. In 2009, Ottawa offered hog farmers a total $75 million to stop production for three years, due to high feed costs and weak prices. “I don’t think that would be renewed,” Ritz told reporters from Whitehorse, Yukon, where he was meeting with provincial agriculture ministers about the nation’s farm support programs. “I don’t think the hog sector has asked for anything like that at this point. What they’re asking for is the ability to move into that next five-month cycle that’s starting to look positive (for prices).” Ritz said he would meet with banks in the next week in an effort to “stop the hemorrhage”

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and to assure lenders the hog industry has a bright future. M a n i t o b a’s M i n i s t e r o f Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives also spoke to the issue from the Whitehorse meeting, but said little. He has yet to sit down with the Manitoba Pork Council. “We definitely value the hog industry here in Manitoba. At this point in time we’re not closing the door,” said Kostyshyn. “We’re going to have discussions and try and have some alternative ideas and suggestions on how we can get through this tough scenario.”

No bailout

However, he would not comment on the possibility of a bailout. A federal task force has been struck to examine feed costs, but some in the hog industry feel neither level of government is up to speed on the depth of the crisis. “G over nment is work ing with delayed figures,” said Karl Kynoch, chairman of the Manitoba Pork Council, adding the council’s figures show industry losses of $150 million in Manitoba alone over the next six to eight months. “Things are going to get worse, that’s what we’re heading for,” he said, adding many producers are slowing production and emptying barns. Other livestock industries, such as dairy and poultry, receive protection via supply management, but the odds of the pork industry moving towards that direction are slim. “The supply-managed commodities do provide producers with a much more stable level of income, and one could argue, profitability,” said Mohr. But it would take a concerted demand and vast reduction in hog numbers to make such a system work in Manitoba, he added. Mohr said a switch to supply management would require at least an 80 per cent reduction of hogs in Manitoba, or 40 to 50 per cent nationwide. “I would suggest it is not a likely solution to this situation,” he said. — With files from Allan Dawson and Reuters.

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i d e a s o n h ow t h e m o n e y should be spent. “We must make sure that the programs in place make sense not only for today but are foundational for five or 10 years from now,” Ritz told reporters. “The programs... must not hold us back or mask market signals.” Changes to Agr iStability are part of the new five-year federal-provincial “Growing Forward 2” agreement, which takes effect April 1, 2013. In addition to AgriStability, the agreement covers AgriRecovery, AgriInsurance, AgriInvest, as well as the new emphasis on innovation. “Not only will we continue to share the farming risk, but governments will continue to cover the vast majority of risk that farmers face,” Ritz said. “BRM (business risk management) program reform… should create space for the development of private risk management tools,” agriculture ministers said in a news release.

cent of their annual allowable net sales to an AgriInvest account and gover nments would match it up to $15,000 a year. Farmers’ contributions will be cut to one per cent, but governments will continue to match it up to $15,000 a year. The AgriInvest account cap of 25 per cent of annual net sales, will go to 400 per cent. Ritz said if far mers r un into financial difficulties they can withdraw money from their AgriInvest account to cover the first 30 per cent decline in their margins, then AgriStability kicks in. “My f u e l b i l l I g o t l a s t month would not be covered by all of AgriInvest program money for the year,” Chorney said. “Come on, who are they kidding?” Neither Ritz nor his officials would say how much AgriStability changes will save governments.

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn says investing in innovation will help farmers take advantage of growing world food markets. “As I often say the money is out there,” he said in an interview from Whitehorse. “We need to develop the markets and we could enhance some of those dollars to provide financial security for the producers out there.” The Grain Growers of Canada had a mixed reaction. “O n o n e h a n d w e h a v e aggressively lobbied for more investment into research and innovation and so are pleased to see more funding there, but on the other hand there are substantial cuts to some key risk management programs,” G r a i n G r ow e r s p r e s i d e n t Stephen Vandervalk said in a news release.

I’m going to predict today AgriStability will be losing support and subscriptions from farmers because it really has got to be questionable if you’ll ever see a payment.” Doug Chorney

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As expected, farmers’ program year margins will have to decline 31 per cent, instead of the current 16, to trigger an AgriStability payout. But the most damaging change, according to Chorney, is that future AgriStability payments will be based on either a farmer’s reference margin or his or hers allowable expenses, whichever is lower. Allowable expenses cover only 60 to 70 per cent of farmers’ operating costs and are usually lower than their reference margins, he said. “AgriStability, a program designed to stabilize farmers’ margins, is no longer a margin program,” Chorney said. Just when grain farmers’ reference margins were improving, governments changed the rules, he said. “The reason government is doing this is because they are concerned grain prices will stay high, or continue to rise, and that creates greater risk exposure for government,” Chorney said. A farmer with a $100,000 reference margin and $100,000 in allowable expenses would get a $66,500 payment under AgriStability now in a year when his or her program year margin falls to zero, but only $49,000 under the new program — a drop of $17,500. But if a farmer’s reference margin tripled to $300,000 and his or her allowable expenses stayed the same the current program would pay $199,500, but the new program would only pay $49,000 — $150,500 less. Under the new program farmers will be paid at a rate of 70 per cent when their program year margin falls below zero instead of 60 per cent. AgriStability will also cost farmers less — 0.31 per cent of their reference margin instead of 0.38. That’s a saving of $70 a year for a farmer with a $100,000 reference margin.




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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

Dirt ain’t cheap any longer as prices for cropland soar in Manitoba It’s not just producers — companies, syndicates, or even offshore investors all want to own Manitoba soil By Shannon VanRaes CO-OPERATOR STAFF


armland values are continuing to rise in Manitoba, as people and corporations seek out fertile ground for investment in a fragile economy. “People don’t know what to do with money and that’s part of the problem,” said Grant Tweed, a Century 21 realtor specializing in farmland. With low interest rates and unstable markets, Tweed said people see farmland as a safe alternative to traditional investments. “They are looking for a good solid place to invest, and they don’t necessarily care if they get high returns, as long as it’s secure,” said the Brandon-based professional. The result is more buyers than

sellers. Not all of those in the market for farmland are producers — some are companies, syndicates, or even offshore investors. “The global desire to ‘bury money in the ground’ is not without merit,” said Gurinder Sandhu, an executive vice-president with Re/Max. But rising prices and demand haven’t enticed many farmers to sell their land, and many expansion-minded producers are also in the market, he said. These factors are at play across the country. Some areas in Ontario are seeing average prices reach $18,000 per acre, according to Re/Max’s annual market trends report, while the average in southwest Manitoba is now running between $1,200 and $1,500 an acre. But Tweed said he’s sold potato

land in Manitoba for close to $6,000 an acre. “Five thousand dollars an acre is not uncommon, and I’m sure you can get $6,000 in the right area,” he said. But the spike isn’t occurring across the board — good cropland, not pasture land is what people are after, Tweed said. “Just regular good-quality land that will grow wheat, barley, oats, canola, sunflowers, your general crops that we relate to in Manitoba, used to go for $1,000 an acre” but is now fetching $2,000 to $3,000, he said. Some areas have seen a 50 per cent rise in the last year alone, he said. Most of the most eye-popping deals are in the south. “There are people out there looking for land and if they find

“There are people out there looking for land and if they find what they’re looking for, they have a willingness to go far beyond what we thought was a normal price.” GRANT TWEED

what they’re looking for, they have a willingness to go far beyond what we thought was a normal price,” said the realtor. But compared to prices in Alberta or Ontario, Manitoba dirt is still considered affordable, and is attracting producers from other regions looking for a place they can settle and expand their operations. Tweed said the situation is some parts of Canada is similar to Europe, where farm expansion is

all but impossible. And there are no signs of the market cooling off. Currently, there are restrictions on foreign land ownership in Manitoba, but Tweed said if those restrictions were lifted, prices would soar even further. “I’ve been in this business for quite a while,” said Tweed. “And I always thought I had a pretty good read on it, but this has been well beyond my expectations.”



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NAIROBI / REUTERS / A government minister has pleaded innocent to charges of inciting violence in which over 100 people have been shot, hacked and burnt to death in strife over land and water in Kenya’s coastal region. The scale and sudden intensity of the unrest over the past month has led many Kenyans to believe the bloodshed was instigated for political reasons and raised fears of serious tribal unrest ahead of elections next March. Assistant Livestock Minister Dhadho Godana pleaded not guilty to incitement. His constituency is located in the Tana Delta that was engulfed in the violence. In one village, hundreds of assailants killed at least 38 inhabitants and torched houses.

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BEIJING / SHENZHEN / REUTERS / China’s corn imports may plunge more than 80 per cent next year, a government think-tank is warning. Soaring corn prices and increased domestic production could prompt the world’s second-largest corn consumer to slash its buying, says the China National Grain and Oils Information Center. The agency predicts corn imports will fall to one million tonnes in 2013, down from an estimated 5.5 million tonnes for this year. China is on track to produce a record crop of around 197 million to 200 million tonnes of corn this year. The USDA is also expecting a steep fall, although it estimates China will buy two millions tonnes next year.


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U.S. drought heading from croplands to the meat counter Hog farmers lose money on each animal sent to slaughter By P.J. Huffstutter and Theopolis Waters CHICAGO / REUTERS


he worst drought to hit U.S. cropland in more than half a centur y could soon leave Americans reaching deeper into their pockets to fund a luxury that people in few other countries enjoy: affordable meat. Drought-decimated fields have pushed grain prices sky high, and the rising feed costs have prompted some livestock producers to liquidate their herds. This is expected to shrink the long-term U.S. supply of meat and force up prices at the meat counter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects beef and veal prices to rise as much as 4.5 per cent this year, and as much as five per cent in 2013. Pork products could jump by up to three per cent this year, and as much as 3.5 per cent next year. At a time when high unemployment and rising gasoline prices have U.S. consumers flinching, any rise in grocery bills could chill discretionary spending of the middle class, placing a further drag on the economy.

“It’ll put a hardship on people who are already suffering,” said Bob Goldin, executive vice-president at food industry consulting firm Technomic. “For most other consumers, it’ll be an added burden to their finances.” Food prices in 2013 are expected to grow faster than normal for the fourth time in seven years. A recent forecast from the USDA has food costs jumping as much as four per cent. Historically, food in the United States has been cheap compared to what people spend in other countries. In 2010, Americans spent just 9.4 per cent of their disposable income on food, according to research by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

Expensive holiday meals

The first bite to consumers’ wallets will likely arrive by Halloween at the end of October, with certain cuts of chicken and other products derived from livestock that rely heavily on corn for feed, said Ricky Volpe, research economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service. As Americans begin to prepare for holiday baking, the

“It’ll put a hardship on people who are already suffering.” BOB GOLDIN

Executive vice-president at food industry consulting firm Technomic

price of milk and eggs is also expected to rise. By 2013, nearly every aisle in the grocery store will see an uptick in pricing, Volpe said.

Livestock farmers hurting

Many chicken farmers have decided to thin their flocks. Hog farmers, too, are cutting back and losing money on each animal they send to slaughter. Some feel they have no alternative. The number of animals has built up on some farms, as producers would not move them in hot weather. Others are hurrying to market to avoid the autumn seasonal price drop. With producers rushing to sell, processors are trying to control the flood of protein into the market to avoid driving down the price of pork and beef. By purchasing fresh meat and putting it into storage, meat processors can sit on supplies for later use.

That is creating an unexpected bounty for the public refrigerated warehousing industry, which is beginning to field sales calls. The boomlet, though, will likely be short lived, as meat supplies dwindle and prices rise, said Tom Poe, president of Crystal Distribution Services in Waterloo, Iowa.

U.S. pork industry losing billions

Things are likely to get worse for hog farmers. In a statement released Sept. 3, Chris Hurt, University of Purdue extension economist, forecasted that some pork producers could lose as much as $60 per head by year’s end, an all-time record high. “The hardest decision is whether I want to fight this battle,” said Bill Tentinger, 63, who has run his family’s hog farm in Le Mars, Iowa, for more than four decades.


France putting brakes on biofuel push PARIS / REUTERS / French President Francois Hollande wants “a pause in the development of biofuels” and creation of strategic food stocks. The move is in response to the third global food price spike in four years, this time sparked by the worst U.S. drought in over half a century and persistent dry conditions in other key cereal-producing areas. Hollande said he is in talks with other heads of state to launch strategic stockpiles of agricultural commodities, one of the boldest measures yet to tame volatile food prices. Although it was unclear whether Hollande would succeed in convincing major players such as the U.S. or China to agree on strategic food stocks, countries such as Italy have already signalled their support. The European Union is also rethinking its biofuel policies over fears they are less climate friendly than initially thought and compete with food production.

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LIVESTOCK MARKETS Cattle Prices Winnipeg

September 14, 2012

Stronger supplies meet strong demand at auctions

Steers & Heifers — D1, 2 Cows 68.00 - 76.00 D3 Cows 63.00 - 70.00 Bulls 83.00 - 90.50 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) 110.00 - 131.00 (801-900 lbs.) 128.00 - 137.75 (701-800 lbs.) 130.00 - 145.00 (601-700 lbs.) 135.00 - 152.00 (501-600 lbs.) 140.00 - 155.00 (401-500 lbs.) 145.00 - 172.00 Heifers (901+ lbs.) 100.00 - 118.00 (801-900 lbs.) 105.00 - 125.00 (701-800 lbs.) 110.00 - 133.00 (601-700 lbs.) 118.00 - 135.00 (501-600 lbs.) 120.00 - 138.00 (401-500 lbs.) 125.00 - 147.50


Alberta South $ 107.25 - 110.00 108.00 - 110.00 70.00 - 81.00 62.00 - 75.00 below 90.00 $ 122.00 - 134.00 128.00 - 141.00 134.00 - 147.00 140.00 - 155.00 149.00 - 167.00 155.00 - 180.00 $ 115.00 - 127.00 120.00 - 131.00 125.00 - 136.00 127.00 - 142.00 132.00 - 150.00 140.00 - 165.00

($/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.)

Futures (September 14, 2012) in U.S. Fed Cattle Close Change October 2012 127.55 1.50 December 2012 130.35 1.15 February 2013 132.85 0.13 April 2013 136.27 0.00 June 2013 132.42 -0.15 August 2013 132.75 0.30 Cattle Slaughter

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

Feed prices aren’t pressuring markets as expected

Previous Year­ 49,813 12,493 37,320 NA 579,000


Ontario $ 93.92 - 114.08 98.78 - 112.03 47.66 - 69.20 47.66 - 69. 20 58.63 - 83.75 $ 124.69 - 143.08 134.53 - 151.87 129.24 - 154.25 131.02 - 160.47 130.46 - 176.83 155.23 - 196.74 $ 119.63 - 127.48 117.71 - 133.05 126.41 - 142.47 123.69 - 144.12 127.67 - 160.95 135.41 - 163.93

Close 145.00 147.02 148.65 150.57 153.10 154.35

Week Ending September 8, 2012 271 19,794 17,680 1,063 1,241 5,381 511

Prime AAA AA A B D E

Change 0.38 0.77 0.83 0.75 0.70 0.95

Previous Year 275 18,935 18,412 1,316 626 6,576 460

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 139.00E 127.00 E 123.64 130.84

Futures (September 14, 2012) in U.S. Hogs October 2012 December 2012 February 2013 April 2013 May 2013

Last Week 149.57 137.56 135.98 144.84

Close 73.55 72.37 77.95 85.10 94.50

“If anything, prices should get stronger now as we see more numbers coming out.”

Terryn Shiells

Cattle Grades (Canada)

Week Ending September 8, 2012 Canada 46,587 East 9,918 West 36,669 Manitoba NA U.S. 551,000

$1 Cdn: $ 1.030 U.S. $1 U.S: $0.9710 Cdn.


(Friday to Thursday) Slaughter Cattle

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

EXCHANGES: september 14, 2012

Last Year (Index 100) 170.69 156.64 155.37 159.68

Change 1.80 1.47 -0.80 -2.10 -1.50


ctivity was back in the full swing of things at sale auction yards across Manitoba during the week ended Sept. 14. All sale yards were holding cattle sales again after many took some summer holidays. Volume at most yards saw a pickup during the week, as more calves and yearlings were ready to be sold. “We’re starting to see quite a few more cattle now,” said Brad Delgaty, market representative with Heartland Livestock Services in Brandon. “We’re getting into the fall and a lot of producers are starting to bring in more cattle because their calves are getting big enough and some people are running out of grass to feed them.” Most of the auction yards across the province reported selling more cattle during the week. Some auction yards reported more than 1,000 cattle were sold at their facilities. In addition to their regular weekly cattle sale, Heartland Livestock Services also held a pre-sort sale during the week. More than 1,400 cattle went through the ring in Brandon during the two sales combined. Prices at both the regular and pre-sort sales were very strong on the feeder cattle side of the market, Delgaty said. “We had just over 1,000 yearlings in the pre-sort sale, so we saw very strong prices,” he said. “We had some 900- to 1,000-pounders sell for $125-$134.25 per 100 pounds.” Some producers who had yearlings left to sell brought them to the pre-sort sale and about 300 wet-nose calves sold as well, he said. Much of the strength in prices was due to strong demand on the feeder side, Delgaty said. “The buyers are all coming back now and of course that will make a big difference for prices.” Calf prices were strong during the week, even though it’s still early for them to be sold, Delgaty said. There was strong demand for calves, which helped to push prices up.

brad delgaty,

Heartland Livestock, Brandon

There are also fewer calves to be sold, which was supportive for prices, he said. “There’s not as many calves out there as there have been in the past few years, and there is a little more grain out there than what everybody expected so that helped the prices.” High feed prices aren’t putting as much downward pressure on cattle prices as some participants had originally anticipated, he said. “Some people thought with the high price of grain, the feeders were going to be low but we haven’t seen that,” he said. “If anything, prices should get stronger now as we see more numbers coming out.” Cattle futures prices were also higher during the week, which helped to support cash prices at the auctions, Delgaty said. Much of the demand for feeder cattle during the week came from the West, which is where most of the cattle sold went. Some cattle also went east, but none went south to the U.S., Delgaty said.
 Continued strength in the Canadian dollar didn’t have a big effect on the market this week, he said, as it hasn’t seen many cattle go south lately. However, he said, if the value of the Canadian dollar against its U.S. counterpart dropped, it could help boost U.S. demand for Canadian feeder cattle. Prices on the slaughter side of the market during the week remained mostly steady at the majority of sale yards across the province. Steady demand and volume of slaughter cattle being sent to auction helped keep prices firm, Delgaty said. Terryn Shiells writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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

Winnipeg — Next Sale Sept. 19 — —

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 September 16, 2012 Broiler Turkeys (6.2 kg or under, live weight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.065 Undergrade .............................. $1.975 Hen Turkeys (between 6.2 and 8.5 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.065 Undergrade .............................. $1.965 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.065 Undergrade .............................. $1.965 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A..................................... $2.025 Undergrade............................... $1.940 Prices are quoted f.o.b. farm.

Toronto 69.10 - 109.52 116.66 - 126.06 120.65 - 131.30 123.34 - 140.65 128.52 - 195.41 —

SunGold Specialty Meats 40.00 - 50.00

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

Goats Kids Billys Mature

Winnipeg ($/cwt) — — —

Toronto ($/cwt) 92.25 - 219.20 — 141.59 - 217.08

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

Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —

Toronto ($/cwt) 9.90 - 37.31 25.59 - 43.34


Donation drive to meet urgent hay need Hay East returns the favour of a few years ago Organizers are setting up a website and toll-free number to co-ordinate donations of hay from Western Canada for use by livestock producers in need in parched regions of Ontario and Quebec. The program, dubbed

“Hay East” after the 2002 “Hay West” program that saw forages shipped to the Prairies from Eastern Canada, is co-chaired by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Mennonite Disaster Service, the Winnipeg-based emergency volunteer network of the Anabaptist church. The program — launched last week in Whitehorse during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture roundtable at the meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial ag ministers — will require eastern farmers

needing forage to apply for consideration. Meanwhile, western farmers able and willing to donate hay can email Ike Epp or call the MDS region V office. Anyone without spare forage wanting to support Hay East can also donate money to defray shipping costs, either through the MDS region V office in Winnipeg 1-866-261-1274 or through any MDS Unit. “We are grateful to the western Canadian farmers who are getting organized to send hay to their eastern neighbours,” OFA president Mark Wales said in a release.

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GRAIN MARKETS Export and International Prices


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All prices close of business September 13, 2012

Prairie weather not done with markets just yet A stronger loonie also continues to stymie exporters Phil Franz-Warkentin CNSC


CE Futures Canada canola contracts posted solid gains during the week ended Sept. 14, as production concerns in parts of the Prairies, and expectations that supplies may not be enough to meet the demand going forward, provided support. Canola ended the week with new contract highs in many months, and the bullish technical signals could be setting the stage for further gains. For the most active November contract, the clear break above $645 per tonne will leave that former resistance level as new support. As far as the upside is concerned, the weekly charts don’t show any real targets until the $680- to $690-per-tonne area. While harvest pressure does have the potential to slow any advances in the near term, the fact that production is unlikely to live up to earlier expectations should keep

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end-users as good buyers if they want to secure supplies going forward. Heavy winds and hail during the week damaged canola lying in swaths across the Prairies, although the extent of the damage to the crop as a whole remains to be seen. As long as there is still canola in the fields, expect weather issues to remain a factor in the futures going forward — especially as temperatures turn cooler and the risk of frost rises. In the grain markets in Winnipeg there wasn’t really very much trade during the week, but the bids and offers that came forward were enough to take milling wheat higher and barley lower. Durum remained unchanged. In the U.S., wheat and soybeans were up, while corn was down. The big event of the week for the grains and oilseeds in Chicago was the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly supply/demand report on Wednesday. The headline numbers were deemed bearish for corn and bullish for soybeans, and the two commodities reacted

accordingly. While both crops saw their yield forecasts revised lower from the previous month, the cuts to corn production did not live up to market expectations, while soybean supplies were pegged below trade guesses. USDA now forecasts U.S. corn yields at 122.8 bushels per acre, down from 123.4 bushels per acre in August and the year-ago level of 147.2 bushels per acre. Soybean yields are forecast at 35.3 bushels per acre, which compares with the August forecast of 36.1 and the year-ago level of 41.5 bushels per acre. Wheat futures in the U.S. posted the largest gains during the week, although the strength there was less a function of the USDA report and more tied to problems with wheat crops in other parts of the world. Reports out of Australia, Europe and the Black Sea region during the week were all pointing to smaller wheat crops in those key growing regions. Smaller crops elsewhere will mean more demand for U.S. supplies, which supported prices. Aside from the standard supply/demand storylines, the key factor to watch in the grain markets these days is the global economy. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced new stimulus measures during the week as the central bank continues to try to prop up the U.S. economy. U.S. interest rates have already been effectively at zero for some time, leaving the Fed with fewer options to stir the pot. What the Fed did was announce an open-ended quantitative easing program, sometimes called QE3. This amounts to the government promising to buy US$40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities per month for an indefinite period, to put some more money into the economy. Many analysts see the QE3 as effectively printing money, which devalues the U.S. currency. A softer U.S. currency makes U.S.-priced commodities more attractive to international buyers, and the theory behind quantitative easing would see that increased demand offset the resulting weakness in the currency. How that plays out remains to be seen. Meanwhile, a weaker U.S. dollar usually means a stronger Canadian currency — and the loonie was trading at very strong levels during the week. The stronger Canadian currency makes Canadian products less attractive in the international marketplace. Another global factor circulating on the sidelines of the agricultural markets these days is the renewed uncertainty in North Africa and the Middle East. The unrest has the potential to sway the financial and crude oil markets, making the international news just as important as the local weather reports when it comes to marketing decisions. Phil Franz-Warkentin writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.


USDA says drought losses not as bad as first feared washington / reuters / The searing U.S. drought has done less damage than feared to the nation’s corn crop, and worldwide supplies of wheat, corn and soybeans are fairly stable despite harsh weather in North America and Europe, according to the USDA. The U.S. corn crop would be the smallest in six years and the soybean crop would be

the smallest in nine years. But USDA’s corn forecast was larger than traders expected and its estimates of the corn and soybean stockpiles at the end of this marketing year were larger as well. “The minor change in new-crop production was the clear surprise,” said Rich Nelson, chief strategist at Allendale. However, it will be the third year in a row of tight corn supplies, with only a 3-1/2 week corn stockpile on hand at the end of the marketing year and two weeks’ worth of soybeans.

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Special Crops Report for September 17, 2012 — Bin run delivered plant Saskatchewan Spot Market

Spot Market

Lentils (Cdn. cents per pound)

Other (Cdn. cents per pound unless otherwise specified)

Large Green 15/64

21.00 - 24.75


Laird No. 1

20.00 - 24.75

Oil Sunflower Seed

Eston No. 2

20.00 - 22.75

Desi Chickpeas

21.00 - 25.00 — 24.20 - 25.50

Field Peas (Cdn. $ per bushel)

Beans (Cdn. cents per pound)

Green No. 1

Fababeans, large

Medium Yellow No. 1

10.00 - 11.00

Feed beans

Feed Peas (Cdn. $ per bushel)

7.75 - 8.75

No. 1 Navy/Pea Beans

Feed Pea (Rail)

No. 1 Great Northern

4.80 - 5.00

Mustardseed (Cdn. cents per pound)

No. 1 Cranberry Beans

Yellow No. 1

34.75 - 35.75

No. 1 Light Red Kidney

Brown No. 1

29.20 - 30.75

No. 1 Dark Red Kidney

Oriental No. 1

23.50 - 24.75

No. 1 Black Beans

No. 1 Pinto Beans

Source: Stat Publishing SUNFLOWERS

No. 1 Small Red

No. 1 Pink

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FH 28.60/LH 28.25

Report for September 14, 2012 in US$ cwt NuSun (oilseed) Confection Source: National Sunflower Association

U.S. drought lifts PRO values Staff Values in CWB’s 2012-13 harvest pool return outlook (PRO) have risen on the expected demand for Canada’s wheat, barley and canola in the wake of the U.S. Corn Belt’s drought. CWB’s second round of newcrop PROs, issued Sept. 14, sees wheat and durum values up by $11 per tonne, malting barley up $10 and canola up $20 in the harvest pool compared to the previous PRO sheet on Aug. 3. CWB’s latest PROs for both the early delivery and harvest pool peg high-protein (14 per cent) No. 1 Canada Western red spring (CWRS) at $370 per tonne ($10.07/bu.), No. 1 CWRS (12.5 per cent) at $360 ($9.80/bu.), and No. 2 CW red winter (CWRW) at $332 ($9.04/bu.).

Durum PRO values for both the early delivery and harvest pools are pegged at $351 per tonne ($9.55/ bu.) for high-protein (13 per cent) No. 1 CW amber durum (CWAD) and $335 ($9.12/bu.) for No. 2 CWAD. CWB’s durum early delivery and harvest pools are just under 30 per cent and 15 per cent priced, respectively. Malting barley Both the early delivery and harvest PROs are pegged at $315 per tonne ($6.86/bu.) for Select CW two-row malting barley. Canola The canola PRO, pegged Sept. 14 at $660 per tonne ($14.97/bu.) reflects canola futures values in the range of $640-$650 per tonne through May 2013, CWB said.


The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

Large Canadian presence at Big Iron More than a dozen Manitoba and Saskatchewan exhibitors among more than 800 at annual show By Mikkel Pates CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR / WEST FARGO, N.D.


Colby Sproat, Kipling, Sask., (second from left) tells Big Iron show-goers about the sectional control of the company’s air drills from Seed Hawk, a cost-saving feature that is gaining popularity. PHOTO: MIKKEL PATES

he 32nd Big Iron farm equipment and services show here is like a huge handshake between U.S. and Canadian farmers and equipment manufacturers that do business across the 49th parallel. More than a dozen Manit o b a - a n d Sa s k a t c h e w a n based companies were exhibiting at the annual event, which typically marks the last of the summer shows in the region. It features more than 800 exhibitors, numerous in-field demonstrations, indoor and outdoor and displays. Crowds at the Sept. 11-13 event were bigger than some exhibitors expected, considering soybean and even corn harvest was rolling in much of the region. The show has free admission, but spon-

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Big Iron typically falls between the small grains and corn and beans. “It’s a little different this year because crops are a little early. It’s usually a good show for us, because it has a lot of peop l e,” Un ra u s a y s. T h e Bi g Iron crowd is unusual in that it offers growers of a large number of crops — beets, to small grains to beans and cor n. “Some of the shows farther south, there aren’t as many crops grown,” he says. In the Dakotas this year the farm economy has been strong, except in southern South Dakota, where drought has had its effect. “It’s been good, and out in the west (in North Dakota) guys got a crop in, where some only got 10 per cent s e e d e d l a s t y e a r,” Un r a u says. “They had a lot of winter wheat out in that area this year. The crop did well.”

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sors estimate that it draws some 80,000 show-goers, with spouse events, seminars and an international trade program that draws more than 100 people from 11 countries. This year’s show offered such attractions as a driverless tractor being developed by Autonomous Tractor Corp. The 400-horsepower machine made an appearance but skipped the show’s trademark in-field demonstrations. Meridian Manufacturing of Winkler, Man., famous for its hopper-bottom grain bins, seed tenders, was part of the Canadian contingent. Gerald Unrau, the Dakotas’ regional s a l e s m a n a g e r, n o t e d t h e company recently has teamed with Sakundiak Equipment of Saskatchewan on an auger line. Meridian came out with a conveyor this year and manufactures aeration systems. “This is the biggest outdoor show we do in North Dakota,” Unrau says. “We do one outdoor one in South Dakota, and hit one in Minot in the winter that has a show similar to Ag Days in Brandon, Man.” Meridian sells its products through dealer networks, so it has several dealers representing its products at the show. It has 10 dealers in North Dakota, and about six each in Minnesota and South Dakota. It has 300 employees at Winkler and two more manufacturing plants in Alberta and one in Storm Lake, Iowa.


Versatile shows off combine

Versatile, Inc., a Winnipegbased powerhouse, for the first time in the United States introduced its new tractors with extra-large tractor cab and visibility. There was great curiosity for its new combine, made for the company by Rostelmash, Inc., its Russian majority shareholder since late 2007. The combine is compact for 36,000 pounds. The design has been available in Russia for several years and has been on test in North America in the past year, with corn, rice and cereal grains. The Model 4 9 0 ( h o r s e p ow e r ) m o d e l , uses Cummins engines. The


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m a c h i n e s o f f e r i n c re a s e d creature comforts than the m a c h i n e s f o r t h e Ru s s i a n market. The new combines are different because the concave rotates clockwise and the rotor rotates clockwise, for 360-degree threshing and separation. Cal Wick, Versatile’s territory manager for the Dakotas, said the goal is to recast Versatile as full-line dealer. Versatile sells its tractors in 30 locations in North Dakota, for example, but is working on signing dealers to handle the combines. Wick said

the sticker price on a combine like this lists at about $379,000, not including the header. Colby Sproat, Kipling, Sask., working for Seed Hawk Inc., of Langbank, Sask., said he was pleasantly surprised with the turnout at the show, despite its conflict with an early har vest. “If we were holding this in Saskatchewan right now, I don’t know if we’d have much of a turnout at all,” he said. Not all of the Canucks at the show were selling the big stuff. Jake Friesen, Winkler, Man., o w n s H e a t M a s t e r, w h i c h manufactures wood, coal and

b i o m a s s h e a t i n g s y s t e m s. “What I find is, this is much closer for Manitoba than the show in Regina, Sask., which has its show in June,” Friesen s a y s. M a n i t o b a n s c o m i n g south of the border, with the strong Canadian dollar, also have some recreation reasons to do business here, but a stronger Canadian dollar has shrunk profit margins.

Gerald Unrau of Winkler, Man., regional sales manager in the Dakotas for Meridian Manufacturing, says Big Iron trade show traffic and business should be good. Farmers and dealers in the Dakotas have had a relatively good year, except for the drought in the extreme south.  photos: Mikkel Pates

Gerald Unrau Meridian

Cal Wick, Versatile’s regional sales manager for the Dakotas, says curiosity is high as the company added combines to its lineup. The combines are made by Rostelmash, Inc., the Russian company that became majority shareholder in Versatile in 2007.

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“This is the biggest outdoor show we do in North Dakota. We do one outdoor one in South Dakota, and hit one in Minot in the winter that has a show similar to Ag Days in Brandon.”


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A temporary shift in the weather pattern Issued: Monday, September 17, 2012 · Covering: September 19 – September 26, 2012 Daniel Bezte Co-operator contributor


ast week I said it looked as if our weather pattern was possibly going to undergo a major shift, and if the weather models were correct we were going to see that shift try and take hold during this forecast period. The ridge of high pressure that has been anchored over central North America for what seems like forever has broken down, and a new ridge is developing over western North America. This will allow a deep trough of low pressure to develop over eastern North America and it looks like we will be stuck between the two main systems. It now looks like the two main systems will be shifted far enough west that we’ll be mostly under the influence of the eastern trough of low pressure. This means that we should see a predominantly northern flow during most of this forecast period. Temperatures will be cool, with highs on most days only making it into

the low teens and overnight lows flirting with the 0 C mark. Just how cold and warm it will be will depend on cloud cover. While the main trough of low pressure will be to our east, there will be smaller systems rotating around this low every couple of days. If these systems come through during the day, high temperatures will be on the cool side, if they come through at night, overnight lows won’t be that bad. It doesn’t look like we’ll see much in the way of accumulating rain over this forecast period, but we will see occasional showers. Even the possibility of a few late-night flakes of snow can’t be ruled out. The weather models show the western ridge finally pushing eastward, bringing warmer temperature to our region, but that likely won’t happen until early next week. Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, 10 to 22 C; lows, 0 to 8 C. Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park. Contact him with your questions and comments at


Departure from Average Precipitation (Prairie Region) September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012

< -240 mm -240 to -200 mm -200 to -160 mm -160 to -120 mm -120 to -80 mm -80 to -40 mm -40 to 0 mm 0 to 40 mm 40 to 80 mm 80 to 120 mm 120 to 160 mm 160 to 200 mm 200 to 240 mm > 240 mm Extent of Agricultural Land Lakes and Rivers

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With the 2011-12 agricultural year coming to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to look back and see just how much precipitation fell across the Prairies. Much of southern and central Manitoba saw below-average amounts, with a good portion of this region reporting a precipitation deficit of more than 100 millimetres. Much of central and northern Alberta also saw amounts that were more than 100 mm below the long-term average. The wet areas during this past agricultural year were found in northwestern agricultural Manitoba, much of north-central Saskatchewan, and parts of east-central and extreme western Alberta.

Frost hits most of the Prairies Average temperatures so far this month have been above the long-term average By Daniel Bezte CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR


nterestingly enough, it was about this time last year that I was in the process of writing a very similar article to what I’m writing now. The eastern Prairies have seen a fairly warm fall so far this year, with average temperatures during the first two weeks of September around 2 C above the long-term average. Over western regions it has been even warmer, with temperatures over much of Alberta averaging a good 4 C warmer than the long-term average so far this month. Last year we also saw a really nice first half of September before the bottom dropped out in the middle of the month, at least for everyone except southern Alberta. Here is a clip from the article I wrote last September: “The cold weather moved into Alberta first, with the northern areas seeing low temperatures in the -1 C to -3 C range on the morning of Sept. 12. Southern regions fared better and escaped the frost, with overnight lows only falling to around 3 C. This

“Frost has already made an appearance in a few locations and it looks as though the eastern Prairies are going to follow last year’s pattern.”

cold air mass then moved into Saskatchewan, where on the morning of Sept. 13, the overnight lows dropped below freezing for the first time this fall across most regions. The following night the bottom really fell out, as several locations recorded temperatures as low as -6 C. Around this same time the cold air moved into Manitoba, but slightly higher wind speeds combined with a few more clouds, kept the temperatures slightly warmer. Overnight lows on the 13th and 14th did fall below freezing in most regions, though, with the coldest readings coming in around -3 C.” Well, this year isn’t an exact copy of last year, but frost has already made an appearance in a few locations across the Prairies and it looks as though

the eastern Prairies are going to follow last year’s pattern. A deep trough of low pressure looks to be developing over east-central North America during the next week or so. Out west it looks like some regions will experience a taste of Indian summer, as a ridge of high pressure builds over the West Coast.

“Tranquil atmosphere”

Each year I usually discuss this unique topic. Some people say that simply using the term Indian summer is politically incorrect and that I should come up with another term. While the term Indian summer has some fairly uncertain origins, the earliest reference found in the literature dates back to Jan. 17, 1778, when the farmer and author St. Jean de Crevecoeur wrote in a letter:

“Sometimes the rain is followed by an interval of calm and warmth which is called the Indian summer; its characteristics are a tranquil a t m o s p h e re a n d g e n e ra l smokiness. Up to this epoch the approaches of winter are doubtful; it arrives about the middle of November, although snows and brief freezes often occur long before that date.” The fact that de Crevecoeur stated that this was called “Indian summer” suggests that this term must have been in use before that time. I have never been a fan of political correctness just to be politically correct and I personally don’t see an issue with this term, but if you think there is a better way to describe what most people consider the best part of fall, feel free to let me know. So just what is considered Indian summer? It’s defined by a particular set of criteria, which should help us to determine when it is occurring. It’s generally accepted that for Indian summer to occur, the following conditions must be met: 1. There needs to have been a hard or killing frost.

2. Mostly clear skies (or perhaps local fog at night). 3. No precipitation. 4. Light winds and generally calm nights. 5. Daytime maximum temperatures greater than 18 C. 6. Nighttime minimum temperatures staying above freezing. 7. Conditions lasting for at least three days. (Keith C. Heidorn) Most regions on the Prairies have now seen at least one hard frost, so now we have to wait to see if the rest of the criteria can be met. Points 2 to 6 are usually not that hard to meet. Those of us who follow the weather across the Prairies know it can be tough for Point 7 to happen. The best chance over the next couple of weeks looks to be over the west in Alberta. It looks like those of you over the eastern Prairies will have to deal with some cold fall weather, at least for a little while. But there is still plenty of fall left — and let’s hope that the nice weather out west continues and spreads east for October.


The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

CROPS Harvest most popular CWRS wheat in Manitoba The high-yielding, fusarium-susceptible variety captured the highest percentage of provincial acres this year, but newcomer Carberry is rising with a bullet By Allan Dawson CO-OPERATOR STAFF


ust like the classic Neil Young album of the same name, Harvest is topping the charts. In this case, it’s the Canada Western Red Spring acreage chart in Manitoba. “It’s been quietly beavering away out there with not too many people paying attention,” said Stephen Fox, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist who bred the variety. There were 405,027 acres of Harvest planted and insured in the province this year, according to the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation. That was an 18.4 per cent market share for CWRS wheats — narrowly ahead of Glenn (18.2 per cent and 400,625 acres) and well ahead of Kane (14.1 per cent and 310,374 acres).

“It’s been quietly beavering away out there with not too many people paying attention.” STEPHEN FOX

Its popularity is likely all about yield. Harvest averaged 43.7 bushels an acre province-wide last year — 12 and 19 per cent higher, respectively, than Glenn and Kane. But as Neil Young (whose 1974 record was a one-hit wonder) well knows, it’s hard to stay at the top. Relative newcomer Carberry, also developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is moving up fast (271,000 acres and a 12.3 per cent share) and dominated CWRS pedigreed seed acres this year — a sign seed growers expect it to be a chart topper. It’s also rated as “moderately resistant” to fusarium head blight while Harvest is “susceptible” to the fungal disease. For the past two years, Kane has been No. 1 with Glenn a close second in Manitoba. Harvest was No. 1 across the Prairies in 2011. Thanks to hot, dry weather at flowering time, fusarium wasn’t an issue this year or last, noted Pam de Rocquigny, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives’ cereal specialist. But take care, especially in the Red River Valley, warned Fox. “I wonder if it has gained acres in Manitoba because we’ve had two easy fusarium years in a row,” he said. “Harvest is pretty susceptible to fusarium head blight, so you need to pay attention.”

According to data in the 2012 issue of Seed Manitoba, Harvest yielded eight per cent more than the check, AC Barrie, in 2011 but matured one day sooner. Its protein content is good, it’s short and is rated very good for resistance to lodging, “moderately resistant” to leaf rust and “resistant” to stem rust. It also has good resistance to sprouting, Fox said. Carberry, which matured two days later than AC Barrie, yielded five per cent better than the check in 2011, with 0.2 per cent more protein. Carberry, which is even shorter than Harvest, also rated “very good” for lodging resistance as well as “moderately resistant” to stem rust and fusarium, and “resistant” to leaf rust. The top three varieties accounted for 51 per cent of the CWRS acres in Manitoba this year, but some farmers still grow older varieties such as fifth- and sixth-place AC Domain and AC Barrie, registered in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Farmers like AC Domain for its resistance to sprouting, often an issue in the Red River Valley. AC Barrie is popular because of its yield and protein potential and “intermediate” tolerance to fusarium.

Longer planting window for Optimize soybean

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has extended the planting window for soybeans treated with Optimize from 30 days to a 120 days, Novozymes BioAg says in a release. Optimize combines a nitrogen inoculant with Novozymes’ patented LCO Promoter Technology to drive natural growth processes. Optimize for soybeans is a retailertreated product, and the new 120-day planting window means more flexibility for farmers and seed retailers and will reduce bottlenecks during the peak season, the company says. “The new 120-day planting window is a significant improvement over the previous 30-day planting window for Optimize soybean. Retailers will be able to treat soybean seed earlier, allowing farmers to take the Optimize-treated seed home sooner,” says Trevor Thiessen, president, Novozymes BioAg. A list of compatible seed treatments can be found at the Canadian section of the Novozymes’ BioAg website,


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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

Dow agrees to safeguards for new crops, 2,4-D weed killer combo Dow says it will take steps to ensure crop co-existence, but some critics remain unconvinced By Carey Gillam reuters


U.S. farmer group said Sept. 11 it is dropping its opposition to efforts by Dow AgroSciences to roll out a new biotech crop system in exchange for a series of commitments by Dow, including help investigating any accidental crop damage. The deal calls for “several new safeguards” from Dow AgroSciences related to use of a reformulated herbicide and biotech crops that Dow has engineered to be used with the herbicide, and could help speed regulatory approval for the unit of Dow Chemical. The farmer group, called Save Our Crops, represents more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and had filed legal petitions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environm e n t a l Pro t e c t i o n A g e n c y opposing Dow ’s new crops and herbicide, together dubbed “Enlist.” The group is one of many organizations that have protested the proposed new crop system, citing feared damage and contamination of other crops and harm to the environment and human health.

cations near sensitive crops. And Dow AgroSciences has committed to assist in investigating any damage claims on non-targeted crops, and in educating growers and applicators in proper application to reduce off-target movement, especially in areas with sensitive crops. “With this agreement... we are no longer opposing the Enlist program,” said Steve Smith, director of agriculture at Indiana-based Red Gold, the world’s largest processor of canned tomatoes, and a leader of Save Our Crops, the coalition that had been battling Dow. “We think Dow has done a good job understanding the necessity to put several new safeguards in place,” Smith said. Enlist is the first in a

planned series of new herbicide-tolerant crops aimed at addressing a surge in weeds that have developed resistance to Monsanto Co.’s popular Roundup herbicide.

glyphosate. Smith said his group remains opposed to the dicamba product. Many critics remain opposed to 2,4-D-tolerant crops. Among other things,

“We think Dow has done a good job understanding the necessity to put several new safeguards in place.”

Steve Smith

Director of agriculture at Indiana-based Red Gold

Chemical giant BASF and Monsanto plan to unveil by the middle of this decade crops tolerant to a mix of the chemicals dicamba and

they are concerned that greater use of 2,4-D, will add to increased weed resistance. And several medical and public health professionals

Strong opposition remains. But Dow officials hope to have regulatory approval in hand quickly so they can start selling Dow’s new biotech seeds in the next few months, Dow spokesman Garry Hamlin said. U.S. farmers generally start buying seed in the fall for planting in the spring, and the selling season is just kicking off this month. “We’ve been signalling all along that we thought differences like these could be resolved,” said Hamlin. “We think we’ve reached a favourable resolution. We want to be able to provide this to growers for 2013.” U.S. agricultural and environmental groups have been i n a n u p r o a r ov e r D ow ’s intentions to commercialize new genetically altered corn, soybeans and cotton that will withstand dousings of the new Enlist herbicide. The herbicide combines glyphosate with a reform u l a t e d h e r b i c i d e k n ow n as 2,4-D that — while long proven as an effective weed killer — is controversial for its volatile nature and toxic effects, and tangential ties as one of the elements in the “Agent Orange” defoliant used in Vietnam. Many far mers have pro tested Dow’s move because they fear rising use of 2,4-D w i l l i n c re a s e t h e d a m a g e a l re a d y d o n e w h e n 2 , 4 - D drifts on the wind into fields and gardens where it kills not just weeds, but other plants and crops. Dow said it has reduced the volatility and risk of drift with the new formulation. As well, Dow has agreed to amend its labelling instructions for farmers to specify for appli-




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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012


Former senator Herb Sparrow dies

Dry Australia cuts wheat forecast

He was a champion for soil conservation Staff



erb Sparrow, one of C a n a d a’s l e a d i n g champions of soil conservation, died Sept. 6 f o l l ow i n g c o m p l i c a t i o n s from a stroke. He was 82. The former senator coa u t h o re d t h e s t u d y S o i l at Risk in the early 1980s, which highlighted the longterm effects of soil erosion. He was founder and first president of Soil Conservation Canada. Sparrow was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Lester Pearson in 1968 and retired when he turned 75 in 2005. The  Saskatchewanborn politician farmed and ranched in the North Battleford area. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural

Hall of Fame in 2000 for his efforts in soil conservation and in 2008 received the Order of Canada. In t e r i m L i b e ra l L e a d e r Bob Rae said in a release Sparrow made significant contributions to Canadian agriculture, especially through his work in the Senate. “Herb’s life was marked by his many years of service to Saskatchewan and Canada’s West,” Rae said. “In addition to his love of the land, Herb was heavily involved in numerous projects aimed at combating poverty and hunger, and supporting people with disabilities. He r b’s d e d i c a t i o n h a s b e e n w i d e l y re c o g n i z e d , and he leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered.”

sydney / reuters / Australia has cut its forecast for wheat production in the 2012-13 crop-marketing year by about seven per cent from its previous forecast to 22.5 million tonnes. And it’s warning yields may fall further if rains don’t arrive soon in some areas. Australia had a record 29.5-million-tonne wheat harvest last year, but weather conditions have been less favourable this time. Australia wheat production is expected to fall in all states with the exception of Queensland, with Western Australia set to see the largest fall in production. Senator Herb Sparrow (r) was honoured for his lifetime of leadership in soil and water conservation with an induction into the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame by Soil Conservation Society of Canada president Don McCabe last March.

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beijing / reuters / China’s health authorities will investigate allegations that genetically modified rice was tested on Chinese children as part of a SinoU.S. research project. While China, already the world’s largest grower of GM cotton and top importer of GM soybeans, has approved home-grown strains of rice, it remains cautious about introducing the technology on a commercial basis amid widespread public concern about food safety. The government says it will investigate Greenpeace claims that a 2008 USDAbacked study used 24 Chinese children aged between six and eight to test genetically modified “golden rice” — which contains beta carotene and is intended to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. The Greenpeace report sparked a wave of criticism on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.


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hamburg / reuters Olive oil prices are shooting up after a poor olive crop in key producer Spain and more price rises are expected in coming months, Hamburg-based edible oils analysts Oil World said Sept. 11. “Olive oil prices exploded by 40 per cent during the past 10 weeks and are set to rise further on sharply reduced world production in 2012-13,” Oil World said. The trend is mainly because of drought in Spain, which is forecast to cut the country’s olive oil production in the season running from October 2012 through September 2013 to only 1.08 million tonnes, from 1.72 million in the previous season. “Severe drought has taken its toll on olive trees as well as other agricultural crops,” it said. The drought may cause olive oil output to fall 50 per cent in some Spanish regions, it said.


Canola, wheat stocks fall more than expected WINNIPEG / REUTERS Stocks of canola and wheat fell more sharply than expected at midsummer from a year earlier on strong export demand, according to the Statistics Canada report. Canola stocks fell to 788,000 tonnes from 2.2 million tonnes, while all-wheat stocks in commercial storage and on farms dipped to 5.879 million tonnes from 7.2 million tonnes. As of July 31, canola stocks dropped to an eight-year low while allwheat supplies were the smallest in four years. “(Canola) is pretty close to expectations but it’s certainly tight, the lowest we’ve seen in a long, long time,” said Ken Ball, commodities broker at Union Securities. “The canola number should be supportive, given that we have a crop (production) number that is shrinking daily in people’s minds.” Canola yields across much of the Prairies have been disappointing in the harvest so far. Although the StatsCan data looked bullish, ICE Canada canola futures dipped due to weakness in Chicago soybeans and new crop supplies, a trader said. StatsCan also raised its estimate for last autumn’s canola harvest by 2.3 per cent to 14.5 million tonnes — a whopping 23 per cent rise from the previous year. But lower-thanexpected carry over stocks and dwindling new crop prospects likely mean demand, which looks to be greater than supply, will need to be rationed, said Jonathon Driedger, an analyst at FarmLink Marketing Solutions. “We know the canola will find a home somewhere, it’s just a matter of where and maybe at what price,” said Driedger. Lower-than-expected all-wheat stocks will not be too significant in the global market, said Ball. Barley stocks at July 31 were down 15 per cent from a year earlier to 1.2 million tonnes, while oat supplies rose six per cent to 817,000 tonnes. Both estimates were slightly higher than expected.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

Palestinian farms wither in tough climate Starved for water and resources, farmers in occupied territory look with a mix of anger and envy from their dusty orchard at the lush green rows of fruit trees in Israeli territory. By Jihan Abdalla BEIT UMMAR, WEST BANK / REUTERS


nce a mainstay of the local economy, Palestinian agriculture in the rocky West Bank is in decline as farmers struggle to protect their livelihoods and their lands. Deprived of water and cut off from key markets, farmers across the occupied territory can only look on with a mix of anger and envy as Israeli settlers copiously irrigate their own plantations and export at will. The pressure to keep farming is strong, not least because Palestinian farmers believe that Israel and Jewish settlers will expropriate their farmland if they leave it uncultivated. But with restrictions on water use and land, what farmers produce often fails to match the lower cost or higher quality of

A Palestinian farmer harvests grapes in a vineyard in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Once the mainstay of the local economy, Palestinian agriculture in the rocky West Bank is in decline, with farmers struggling to protect both their livelihoods and their lands. REUTERS/DARREN WHITESIDE

what Israel supplies to Palestinian stores. “Palestinian far mers are fighting a daily, losing battle

against Israeli restrictions on land and water,” said Palestinian Minister of Agriculture Walid Assaf.

A recent UN report calls the Israeli occupation on the productive base of the Palestinian economy, and especially its once-flourishing agriculture, “devastating.” “The economy has lost access to 40 per cent of West Bank land, 82 per cent of its groundwater, and more than two-thirds of its grazing land,” the report said. While fruit orchards in the farming town of Beit Ummar, north of the city of Hebron, are parched as they rely only on scarce rainfall, a settler farm across the way is lined with black pipes for regular hosing, allowing for faster growth. Lush green, the rows of fruit trees were all picked months ago. “These plums will sell for one shekel (25 cents) a kilo, almost for free! The Israeli plums have already been on the market for one month,”

said Um Hussein, a 75-yearold woman picking dusty fruit off her tree in an orchard adjacent to a Jewish settlement. “We can barely afford drinking water, let alone water the trees,” says farmer Nafez Khalaylah. However, Israel says it is already giving Palestinians more water than was agreed in the 1994 interim Oslo peace accords. Israeli agriculture experts s a y Pa l e s t i n i a n s c o u l d d o much more with their land if they adopted modern farming methods such as drip technology. The locals certainly receive little help or encouragement from the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Ba n k . It a l l o c a t e s a m e re one per cent of its budget to farming, despite the sector’s importance.


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ABIDJAN / REUTERS Ivory Coast plans to invest nearly $4 billion to improve crop yields for its worldleading cocoa sector and become a rice exporter within four years. Once the motor for economic growth in West Africa, Ivory Coast has seen a decade of stagnation as a political crisis split the country between northern rebels and government loyalists in the south. But after last year’s brief civil war, the country is now in the midst of an economic turnaround under new President Alassane Ouattara, a former International Monetary Fund official. Planned projects aim to boost yields and quality for all farm products through distribution of improved seed strains, better storage conditions, and the rehabilitation of roads and irrigation infrastructure. Ivory Coast’s economy has long relied on agricultural exports for the vast majority of government revenues. The country is a major exporter of palm oil products, Africa’s leading producer of natural rubber, and grew a record 1.5 million tonnes of cocoa during the 201011 season. However, analysts predict a longterm decline if nothing is done to counteract the effects on production of aging trees.


The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012


Monsoons ease drought fears in India NEW DELHI / REUTERS / India’s drought has abated with a late revival in monsoon rains. The June-September monsoon rains, which are crucial for the 55 per cent of India’s farmland that is rain fed, were about 12 per cent below average

until the end of August. Drought typically results when rains fall 10 per cent below average. Heavy rains in the first week of September have helped but the relief may only be short lived. “We are not revising our forecast for the entire season, but definitely expecting the overall seasonal gap to not go beyond 15 per cent,” said the director of the India Meteorological Department.

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he Farm Credit System, the largest single lender to U.S. agriculture, said on Sept. 12 it would meet the borrowing needs of rural America and stand by its customers challenged by the worst drought in more than half a century. “The Farm Credit System remains well positioned to meet the borrowing needs of rural America, notwithstanding the difficult conditions brought on by the drought of 2012,” the presidents of the FCS’s four regional banks said in a joint statement. The banks — AgFirst of Columbia, South Carolina; AgriBank in St. Paul; Denverbased CoBank; and Farm Credit Bank of Texas in Austin — fund the FCS network of 82 financial associations in 50 states. The System, a U.S. governmentsponsored entity (GSE), has more than $230 billion in assets and accounts for 40 per cent of U.S. ag loans. “The System’s role is to stand by its customers, in good times and bad, and it will continue to fulfil that need in a safe and sound manner. That includes working collaboratively with borrowers who are experiencing distress related to the drought on a case-by-case basis.”


Concerns about the health of the U.S. farm economy escalated over the past 12 weeks as farmers watched their crops wilt in the fields and prices rose to record or near-record prices. Ranchers, cattle feeders, and dairy, hog and poultry producers will be hit hardest as feed costs have nearly doubled. The U.S. Agriculture Department last week estimated that the U.S. corn crop will be the lowest in six years and soybeans the lowest in nine years due to drought losses.

“The System’s role is to stand by its customers, in good times and bad, and it will continue to fulfil that need in a safe and sound manner.” The presidents of the FCS’s four regional banks said in a joint statement.

But USDA projected farm gate prices for corn would rise to $7.20-$8.60 a bushel, compared with $6.25 a year ago. Soybean prices for farmers should be in a range of $15-$17 a bushel in coming months, versus $12.45 last season. Wheat and milk prices were also projected to be higher than a year ago, USDA said. Grain co-operatives will also be hurt by lower revenues for storing, drying and blending grains given the droughtstressed crops, FCS said. But ethanol production is expected to consume 4.5 billion bushels of corn in the coming year, down only five per cent in demand from last season. “Despite these myriad challenges, we believe that financial conditions for American agriculture are far better than they were in 1988, the last time the nation experienced a drought of similar magnitude. Many producers are coming off several consecutive years of strong profits, which have enabled them to reduce leverage, improve liquidity and invest in new equipment,” FCS said. Fitch Ratings noted last week that roughly half of the four regional FCS banks loan portfolio consisted of long-term real estate mortgage loans secured with farmland, putting them at risk if commodity market prices trigger a correction in recordhigh farmland values.

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Food price shocks a serious threat, UN World food prices jumped 10 per cent in July: World Bank REUTERS


orld leaders must take swift, co-ordinated action to ensure that food price shocks do not turn into a catastrophe that could hurt tens of millions of people in coming months, the United Nations’ food agencies said in a statement on Sept. 4. G l o b a l a l a r m ov e r t h e potential for a food crisis of the kind seen in 2007-08 has escalated as drought in the U.S. Midwest has sent grain prices to record highs, fuelling a six per cent surge in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) July food price index. FAO said in a joint statement with the World Food Program ( WFP) and the International Fund for Agri-

cultural Development (IFAD) that swift international action could prevent a renewed food crisis. It said leaders must tackle both the immediate issue of high food prices, as well as the long-term issue of how food is produced and consumed at a time of rising population, demand and climate change. Senior G20 officials held a conference call last week on rising food prices, but leaders will wait for September’s crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture before deciding whether to take joint action on the issue, France’s farm minister said on Aug. 28. T h e Wo r l d B a n k s a y s world food prices jumped 10 per cent in July as drought parched croplands in the

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United States and Eastern Europe. It is urging governments to shore up programs that protect their most vulnerable populations. From June to July, corn and wheat prices rose by 25 per cent each, soybean prices by 17 per cent, and only rice prices went down, by four per cent, the World Bank said. Overall, the World Bank’s Food Pr ice Index, which tracks the price of internationally traded food commodities, was six per cent higher than in July of last year, and one per cent over the previous peak of February 2011. “We cannot allow these historic price hikes to turn into a lifetime of perils as families take their children out of school and eat less nutritious food to compensate for

the high prices,” World Bank group president Jim Yong Kim said. “Countries must strengthen their targeted programs to ease the pressure on the most vulnerable population, and implement the right policies. “Afr ica and the Middle East are particularly vulnerable, but so are people in other countries where the prices of grains have gone up abruptly,” Kim added. A severe drought in the United States has sharply cut corn and soybean yields this year, while a dry summer in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan has hurt wheat output. The World Bank said its exper ts do not foresee a repeat of 2008, when a food price spike triggered riots in some countries.

“However, negative factors — such as exporters pursuing panic policies, a severe El Niño, disappointing Southern Hemisphere crops, or strong increases in energy prices — could cause significant further grain price hikes such as those experienced four years ago,” the bank said. Separately, finance ministers from the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group issued a statement at their meeting on Thursday in Moscow urging countries “to avoid export bans” in response to food price concerns. APEC member Russia imposed a temporar y embargo on grain exports two years ago after crops failed.

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Harvest continues, but it’s getting dry out there Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives – Report for September 17, 2012 Weekly Provincial Summary

• Warm, dry conditions across most of Manitoba allowed for excellent harvest progress. • Most areas of Manitoba reported frost events throughout the week; few reports of crop damage were received. The exception is the Interlake Region where some acres were impacted and crop assessments are underway. • Strong winds in some areas of Manitoba affected swathed canola, edible bean and alfalfa seed acres. Losses due to shattering were noted. • Seeding of winter wheat continues across Manitoba. • Precipitation would be welcomed to aid in winter wheat stand establishment, fall field work and replenishing soil moisture reserves and dugouts.

complete, canola 80 per cent complete and flax 50 per cent complete. Crops remaining to be harvested include corn, sunflowers and soybeans. Most of the region received frost September 16. Producers started to silage corn; crop looks to be above average with good quality. Soybeans are turning and harvest should start shortly. Winter wheat and fall rye were sown over the past week with seeding continuing into this week. Several producers are harvesting slough hay as water levels continue to decline. Pastures are showing the effects of lack of rainfall and some producers have started to feed on pasture. Dugouts are 50 per cent full on average.

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winds in the Swan River Valley caused some of the remaining canola swaths to move and pile up with some losses reported due to shattering. Continuing lack of precipitation is resulting in dry soil moisture conditions in most of the region, contributing to reduced fall tillage operations and fall cereal seedbed and germination conditions. Harvest of all seeded acres is 90 per cent complete on a regional basis. In the southern sector only maturing hemp, soybeans, buckwheat, flax, field beans, grain corn and red clover acres remain. The Swan River and The Pas areas have a small portion of unharvested canola acres remaining. Winter wheat and fall rye seeding is underway; some producers have delayed seeding due to dry soil conditions. Straw supplies are adequate. Native hay is being baled along

with some late second-cut tame forages. Feed supplies are being sourced where localized shortages exist. Silage corn harvest has begun. Dugout water supplies are still adequate but are declining.

Central Region

Scattered light frosts were reported in most areas of the Central Region. No significant precipitation was reported. Harvest of spring cereals and canola is essentially complete in all parts of the region. Flax harvest continues with yields in the 10 to 20 bu./acre range. Edible bean harvest continues. Yields are respectable, especially given the dry conditions, and very good in areas receiving timely rains. Quality is generally good, although there is some green seed reported. Very dry conditions resulted in cracked seed coats. Wind last

week moved swathed beans and caused losses. S oy b e a n s a r e m a t u r i n g quickly and harvest continues. Corn harvest has begun. The backs of sunflower heads are turning yellow and desiccation applications have started. Storage potato harvest is underway. Winter wheat and fall rye seeding will wrap up this week. Some earlier-seeded crop has emerged but rain is needed to allow for even stands, or for germination. Drainage work is progressing well. Grasshoppers are reported as a concern in some areas. Some winter wheat field edges were treated with insecticide. L i ve s t o c k p ro d u c e r s a re struggling with pasture and water supplies. Dugouts are very low or dry and supplemental feeding is occurring in the driest areas.

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Westman







ANTIQUES Antiques For Sale

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.

The Pas

1956 INTERNATIONAL S120 TRUCK, to be restored, $1500 OBO. Phone:(204)855-2212. AUCTION SALE SEPT 22ND, 10:00am Miami. Many antiques including, crocks, lamps, furniture, pictures, harness, etc. Phone:(204)435-2106. RED BARN ANTIQUE SALE Sept 24th 3:00pm-7:00pm, Sept 25th to Sept 29th 11:00am-5:00pm. Hwy 59 South to Grande Pointe.

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland

AUCTION SALE FOR Henry & Helena Wieler Sat., Sept 29th 11:00am. 9-mi South of Gladstone, MB on Hwy 34 till Rd 74N 3-mi East till Rd 62W 1/4-mi South yard #73129. Tractors Trucks: 1957 820 JD pup start; 18.4x34 single hyds PTO power steering; 1974 1135 MF 2 hyds PTO 18.4x38 duals; 1966 1100 MF Allied Ldr; 18.4x34 clamp on Duals 2 hyds PTO 10,600-hrs; 1974 1370 White 4,950-hrs Ldr 3-PTH PTO single hyds; 1985 Ford F150 6 cyl 4-SPD 209,230-km; 1970 Dodge 300 318 eng 4-SPD box & hoist; Seeding & Tillage: 21-ft. MF 63 Press Drill; 12-ft. JD Press Drill; 10-ft. Glencoe 3-PTH Cult; Single furrow Breaking Plow; 18-ft. Co-op Deep Tiller; 18-ft. Glencoe Cult; 22-ft. Cockshutt Tandem Disc; 21-ft. Cockshutt Cult; 15-ft. Glencoe Cult; 14-ft. Ford Deep Tiller; 15ft. IHC single Disc; 12-ft. MF single Disc; 5-16 JD Plow; 4-14 IHC Plow; 18-ft. Pony Harrows; 2 Ring Co-op Harrows; 4 like new Cranks for Co-op Harrows; 56-ft. Vers Sprayer; 7-ft. 3-PTH Blade; 6-ft. Trailer type brush Mower; 6-ft. 3-PTH Finishing mower; 6-ft. Buhler 3-PTH Rotovator; 7-ft. Allied 3-PTH Snowblower; Haying & Cattle Equip: 8-ft. Allied Bucket & Grapple; 486 New Idea Rd Baler; 15-ft. Vers Swather w/PU Reel; Swather Transport; 15-ft. Vers pt Swather; 400 Vers swather for parts; 16-ft. IHC pt swather for parts; MF side delivery Rake; 15 Bale Stooker; IHC Manure Spreader; 8in.x50-ft. Vers PTO Auger; 3 Rd Bale Feeders; Squeeze Chute; 3-PTH Post hole auger w/6, 9, 12in. bits; 3-Ton Truck frame Bale Wagon; Big M farm Wagon; JD Farm Wagon; Model T Ton truck Chassis (wagon); 2-Ton Trailer w/Box & Hoist; 17-in. PTO Krushel Hammermill; 8-in. Grain Roller; Calf Puller; Bale elevator; Misc & Shop Equip: 18.4x38 Duals; Single Row PTO Corn Picker; Baler type Log Splitter; 1/2-Ton Cattle Rack; Spring Harrow Teeth; 18-HP Simplicity 44-in Riding Mower; 6.5-HP Garden Tiller; 6.75-HP self propelled Lawn Mower; 5000W gas Power Plant; Skill Saw; Table Saw; 45 Husqvarna Chain Saw; elect Cut off Saw; Wood Lathe; Gas Weed Eater; 250A LKS Welder w/DC adapter; Hyd Floor Jack; 20-Ton Hyd Jack; 2 RR Jacks; Shop Power Tools; 6-in. bench Vice; Fencing Tools; assort of Wrenches; measuring Wheel; 3, 300-gal Fuel Tanks; Platform Scale; 1/2Ton Tool Box; 4, P185/65R14 Tires & Rims; RR Iron; HD Battery Charger; 20-ft. alum ext ladder; Wheel Barrow; Rope Maker; Garden Seeder; Horse Drawn Equip; 1 row JD Corn Cult; 1 row Corn Cult; Hay Rake; Farm Wagon; Steel Wagon Wheels; Antiques & Collectibles: G JD Grill; 10-gal Red Wing Crock; 2-gal Red Wing Crock; Chest of Drawers; 27x38-in. Kitchen Table; Kraut Shredder; Galvanized Bath Tub w/feet; Barn Lantern; Ford Signs; Tobacco Tins; School Desk; Household. Website Terms Cash or Cheque w/ID Lunch served. Subject to additions & deletions. Not responsible for any errors in description. GST & PST will be charged where applicable. Everything Sells AS IS Where Is All Sales Final Owners & auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd. Dave Nickel & Marv Buhler auctioneers Phone (204)637-3393 cell (204)856-6900 owner (204)385-2096.

FARM AUCTION FOR BILL & JOYCE WIEBE & HENRY WIEBE Sat., Oct. 6th, 2012 12:00pm. 2-mi North of Riding Mountain MB on Hwy 5 & 5-mi East or 7-mi West of Glenella MB on Hwy 261 till Rd 82W & 1.5-mi South. Hopper Bins: 2, 2,600-bu Behlen bins w/Peloquin hoppers; 1,200-bu Meridian Hopper bin; bins to be removed by Oct. 20th, 2012; Trucks: 1966 Mercury 100 1/2-Ton V8 std; 1979 A150 INT truck; Tractors & Combines: 4100 INT 4WD 18.4x30 duals; 1979 4586 4WD 20.8x38 fact duals 3 hyds; 1977 2470 Case 600-hrs PS 18.4x34 duals 2 hyds; 1960 460 Farmall DSL RC 2 hyds PTO 13.6x38; 1942 A McCormick PTO & pulley; 1979 760 MF combine; 1975 760 MF combine; Tillage Equip: 41-ft. 4150 WilRich air seeder; 40-ft. Leon Cult; 26-ft. Melcam Deep Tiller; 8-16 Cockshutt plow hyd reset; 12-ft. Shearwood Tandem Disc; 2 swath rollers; 60-ft. Sprayer w/400-gal Tank; 24-ft. Vers PT Swather; 7x36-ft. Westfield auger w/16-HP Kohler eng; trailer type Post Pounder; 180A Forney welder; air compressor; 1 western Roping Saddle; 1 western Saddle; Radio Flyer wagon; misc shop tools; misc household. Owner Bill Wiebe (204)967-2303. Check out our website Subject to additions & deletions Not responsible for any errors in description. GST & PST will be charged where applicable Everything sells AS IS where Is. All sales final Owners and auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site. Sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd Dave Nickel auctioneer Ph (204)637-3393, cell (204)856-6900.

MEYERS GUN AUCTION Sun., Oct 14th, 2012 Arden, MB. 100+ Rifles & Pistols, Ammo, Deer Heads & Horns, Gun Safe, Knives. To consign call Brad Meyers Auctions (204)476-6262 Full list & pictures at

MEYERS AUCTION 10:00am Sun., Sept. 23rd, 2012. 431 Lansdowne Ave, Arden, MB. ANTIQUES: Collectable Coins & Paper Money- Sell at 10:00am!!; Collector Plates; Coca Cola Cooler; 3) Sets of Silver Ware; Stone Ware Crocks; Barn Lanterns; Windsor Salt; Thermometer; Art Glass; Spreader Rings; Glass Insulators; Collector Tins; Collector Bottles; Viking Outboard Motor; License Plates; Cast & Tin Tractor Seats; Ornately Carved Side Chairs; HOUSEHOLD & FURNITURE: DVD & VHS Movies; Pocket Books; Glass Ware & Dishes; Electronic Components; Vases; Coffee Makers; Picture Frames; Puzzles; Selection of Hand Made Quilts; Quilt Stands; Large amount of Quilting Fabric; Quilting Books; Couch; Dressers; Mates Bed w/Mattress; 2) Wicker Trunks; Upholstered Swivel Chairs; Hitachi Washer Spin Drier; Televisions; Golf Clubs; Mechanics Tools & Shop Equipment: Tool Boxes; Socket Sets; Garden Tools; Grease Guns; Circular & Jig Saws; Tow Chains; Files; Jacuzzi Motors; Kerosene Heater; Side Grinder; 1.5-Ton Chain Come a Long; Oil Filters; Spark Plugs; MUCH, MUCH MORE. Duncan Phyfe Drop Leaf Table & Chairs; Western 14-in. Saddle; 12-Ton Shop Press; Power Hacksaw; Acetylene Cutting Torch; Table Saw, 12-in. Blade, Cast Top, 220V. Meyers Auctions & Appraisals, Arden, MB. Bradley Meyers Auctioneer (204)368-2333 or (204)476-6262 cell. Detailed List & Pictures at RENOVATION & SURPLUS AUCTION Sale for the Russell Inn Sun., Sept. 30th 10:00am Russell, MB. (south of Russell Inn across Highway 16 at Russell Storage) Large quantity of Writing Tables, Dressers, Credenzas, Desks, Chairs, Bar Fridges & TV’s; Box Springs & Mattresses; Roll-a-Way Cot; Bed Bases; Wall Headboards; Counter Top; Restaurant Style Garbage Bin; Folding Security Gate; “Next Stone” Tiles; Lamps; Window Air Conditioner; Some Bedding; Cherry Wood TV Stands; (2) Hamburger Cookers; Sinks; Toilets; few Teleposts; and more. Sale subject to additions and deletions. Call us for info. Hudson Auction Service (204)764-2447 Ken’s Cell: (204)764-0288 or Shirley’s Cell: (204)764-0173 Website: Stretch your advertising dollars! Place an ad in the classifieds. Our friendly staff is waiting for your call. 1-800-782-0794.

BLAINE & DOROTHY CULBERTSON Coulter, MB Estate Auction Sat., Oct 13, 2012 10:00am CDT Directions: From the Junc. of hwys #83 & #251, 3-mi south, 1.25-mi west. Car, Tractors & Trucks: 2004 Buick Rendezous, loaded, 216-k, safetied!; JD 4430 w/148 JD loader & grapple, 540/1000 PTO, triple hyd; 18.4x38 clamp on duals; JD 4020, diesel, power shift, dual hyd, 540/1000 PTO, 18.4x34 tires; MF Super 90 tractor, triple hyd, 540 PTO w/GB loader & grapple (possibly running); Case “D” tractor, 4-cyl 540 PTO, not running; IH TD-6 dozer w/7ft blade (not running- a great project); 1980 Chevy Scottsdale 20.5 ton truck, 4x4, standard trans (not running); 1974 International 1700 Loadstar tag axle grain truck, gas, 5x2 trans. w/20x8x4-ft Cancade box, As is; Dodge 500 truck w/wooden box (not running); IH KB5 Cab & Chassis (not running). Seeding & Tillage: Prasco Super Seeder 40-30, hyd. fan, w/VM 28-ft Bourgault Commander cultivator & mounted packers; 28-ft Glencoe cultivator w/2 row harrows; 53-ft Herman harrows; 16-ft 400 Eze On tandem disc, smooth blades; 27-ft IH Vibra-chisel cultivator; White 3-PTH 8-row crop cultivator; Coop 22-ft deep tiller w/3 row Morris harrows; IH 14-ft Deep tiller; JD 14-ft 650 deep tiller; JD VanBrunt 24 run drill on rubber wheels; 4-3 row Bourgault clamp on harrow sections; Melroe prong type stone picker; Versatile field sprayer. Haying & Harvesting: MF 760 white top combine w/Melroe PU; Versatile 400 18-ft SP swather; Versatile 12-ft PT swather; 6-ft swath roller; Farm King 10x60 PTO auger w/hyd driven swing auger; Sakundiak HD7-37 grain auger w/12HP Kohler engine; Mayrath 40-ft x6-in PTO auger; Westfield 41-ft x7-in auger, no motor; JD 9-ft section mower; JD 5 wheel rake; MF side delivery rake. Livestock Equipment: 1987 Bobco 7x20 5th wheel tandem stock trailer w/5500-lbs axles, 235-85x16-in tires (needs work); Farm manufactured single axle stock trailer 5.5x10-ft; Farm manufactured 20-ft 5th wheel flat deck w/hoist; 5th wheel Dolly; Linden Trailer type post pounder; Shaffer front mount post pounder; New Holland 357 Mixmill; 500-bu Miami Welding self feeder; Koffler Mfg 150bu portable creep feeder w/panels; 2) Ranchers Welding hog feeders 20x8x4-ft; 25x5-ft silage trough on skids; Older Hi-Qual squeeze chute w/palpation cage; 18) 30-ft free standing coral panels; 50) 10-ft coral panels; 5) feeder panels; 2) 30-ft bunk feeders; 2) 50-bu hog feeders; Stainless steel hog waterer; Quantity of fence posts. Other: 7-ft Allied Snow blower; JD 3-PTH quick attach; Aprox. 200-ft 1-in steel cable; Quantity of usual shop tools including bench & side grinders, impact sockets, combination wrenches etc; fuel tanks on steel stands, 1) 300-gal, 2) 500-gal; 1400 us gal poly tank More info visit or Downey & Crowe Auctions Peter (204)522-5883 or Brent (204)522-6224. EVENING AUCTION FOR IRENE KOLDYK Mon., Oct. 1st 6:00pm Plus Restaurant Equipment in the Normac Center, 107 Saunders, Macgregor, MB. Shop Tools: FR500 Honda rear tine Garden Tiller; 10/29 Mastercraft Snowblower; 190cc JD self propelled lawn mower (1 yr old); EB2200X Honda power plant; IG3000 Sinemaster Power plant; CONSIGNED: 1800KT Dienes Riding mower front mt 5ft. deck 775-hrs; (like new) 435 Husqvarna Chain Saw; Floor model Drill Press; 1/2-HP Bench Grinder; Bostitch Stapler; Port air Tank; 2, 14.4V cordless Drills; Fold up Saw horses; Makita Skill Saw; Tile Cutter; Battery Charger; 4-in. & 6-in. Bench vices; Hyd floor Jack; Jack Stands; Fold up alum Ladder; 6-ft. Fibre Glass Step ladder; 5-ft. Alum Step Ladder; metal Cabinet; wood Work Bench; Come-along; Jack al; Wheel barrow; 10-gal. Shop Vac; small 1/2-Ton Tool box; Tarp; garden hose & Reel; 15-SPD Bike; Garden Tools; new roll of 50-ft. plastic Snow Fence; Household: 8ft Deep Freeze; Oak Dining room Table w/2 captains Chairs & 4 chairs; Glass top Kitchen Table w/4 chairs; smaller Kitchen table w/4 chairs; Large China Cabinet; wood 3 pce entertainment center; reclining Couch; Love seat; 2 Queen Ann Chairs w/hassocks; 2 occasional Chairs; Twin Brass Beds 39x80-in.; Chest of Drawers; 54-in. Bed; wood Chair; Computer Desk; Pine office Desk; 2 office Chairs; GarDex Safe; 5 pces of Wicker Furniture; TV; Stereo; Cabinet TV; 4 drawer Filing Cabinet; Keys electronic Tread Mill; Dehumidifier; Humidifier; Carpet Shampooer; Garden Bridge; Patio set; Christmas dec; misc; Restaurant Equip: Fridge; Beer Keg cooler; Milk cooler; Booth Table & benches; Dish washer trays; Bar Stools; TV’s; Sound system; Lights; Coffee Butlers; Dishes & Cutlery & more. Check out our website Terms Cash or Cheque w/ID Lunch served. Subject to additions & deletions Not responsible for any errors in description. GST & PST will be charged where applicable Everything sells AS IS where Is. All sales final Owners & auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site. Sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd. Dave Nickel auctioneer phone (204)637-3393 cell (204)856-6900.

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake

Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

FArm Auction

For Gene LAcroix

DirectionS: From PoPlar Point on HigHway 26, 4 mileS eaSt on 26, yarD # 5346 SAturDAY, SeptemBer 29, 10 Am

•1991 Case IH Magum 7110, power shift 794 allied loader, 20.8 x 38 axle duals, 3 pth, triple Hydraulic, only 4934 Hours showing •Case 1030 Diesel Comfort King 8 speed, cab, pto, dual hyd. •Case 930 comfort King Diesel, cab and front end loader •1957 400 case Gas, standard axle, Running with loader at side •Groening 3 pth hitch off 930, will fit others trucKS •1974 GMC 6000 3 ton truck 350 V8 4& 2, 14 ft grain master box and hoist .9x 20 tires •1963 Ford F-700 V8, 5&2 14 ft steel box and hoist, rusty cab •New Holland 1033 bale picker, pto model looks good •New Holland 455 pto 7 ft trailer type sickle mower, •New Holland model 56 side delivery rake •New Holland 276 square baler, and one for parts tiLLAGe •John Deere model 100 deep tiller 16 ft spring cushion shanks Mulchers, and NH3 Kit •John Deere #100 deep tiller 12 ft with solid mount shanks •Case 12 ft Deep tiller spring shanks •CCIL model 200 Field Cultivator, 21 ft •John Deere 4 x 14 plow with hyd, •Ccil 15 ft and 18 ft Disker G -100 seeders •Harrows all with 3 ft sections, 15 section ccil hydraulic, also 17 & 13 sect hang ups •6 FT Comstar Swath Roller •Inland 8.5 ft 3 pth dual auger snow Blower •Older Harvesting •Westfield auger 7 ‘’ x 36 w/ Honda electric start •Malco 6’’ x 24 with Briggs •Versatile auger with Briggs engine •Versatile 330 sp swather 18 ft •Douglas 5ft 3 pth Rotary finish mower •GT 300 pto batch grain dryer •4 wheel trailer running gear •Two older versatile sprayers •Murry lawn tractor •Older Vehicles •Non running need work or parts, or scrap, •Approx. 1963 Dodge GT V8 stick shift automatic 2 door Hard Top, very rusty, •50’s GMC 3 ton, one with older Gravel box •Dodge 2 ton with 12 ft refer van body •1960’s Ford Mercury Econoline van •IHC pickups and 60’s Chevy pickup miSc •Viking 4 roller fanning mill •1200 gal ploy water tank •Smith roles 12 volt auger 4’’ x 11 ft •Stick welder •Radial arm saw 8’’ •Some triplex wire •Smith roles manual tire changer •Mulcher harrows etc for sure a bunch of misc items not mentioned. •From Neighbour Darrel Duclos 204 353 2575 •Versatile 400 sp 20 ft swather •CASE IH Model 725 autogfold swather •25 ft batt reel •Ihc Disker seeders 2 x 12ft •Melroe model 903 Plow 8 x 16’’ •IH 2x14ft model 620 press drills with Carrier •John Deere 32 ft field cultivator •IH Model 45 vibra shank cultivator 16ft •Grain moisture meter •6 cow standtions and perhaps more.

See our website or call 204-325-4433 cell 6230 Bill Klassen Auctioneers

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Moving Auction Wed., Sept 26th 4:00pm Stonewall, HARVEST CONSIGNMENT SALE atthan Listed. MB. #12 Patterson Dr. Always More Yard & Rec; Tools & Misc; Antique Furniture; Antiques; Adv &BARN Collectibles; Household. RARE & FRASER AUCTION UNIQUE Items! Accepting Consignments! Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 BRANDON, MB. Advertise your 18, unwanted2012 equipment in the Classifieds. SATURDAY AUGUST Call our toll-free number and place your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget to ask about our prepay9:00am ment bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! The Manitoba Co-operator. Manitoba’s best-read farm 1-800-782-0794. DIRECTIONS: Sale will be held at Fraser Auction Service Ltd. sales yard ¼ mile AUCTION SALES AUCTION SALES north of the junction of highways #1 & #10 on Wheatbelt Road. Brandon, MB


Manitoba Auctions – Westman

Manitoba Auctions – Westman

THIS SALE WILL FEATURE: *Farm Equipment *Industrial Equipment *Trucks & Trailers *Livestock Handling Equipment *Vehicles *Lawn & Leisure *Shop Equipment & Tools *3pt & Acreage Equipment *GovernmentSALES SurplusAND *PlusINFORMATION misc. Pallet Lots SEE hitch FUTURE ADS FOR MORE UPCOMING & more *Note: Collector Toys - complete DISPERSAL for ESTATE OF STAN LAWSON (Killarney, MB)




very MB. well- attended BRANDON, SATURDAYconsignment OCTOBER 20,auction. 2012 9:00 AM

1-800-483-5856 or E-Mail Deadline for all Consignments and Receiving Items for the MORE EQUIPMENT IS BEINGSale ADDED TO THIS12th, SALE 2012 DAILY! Annual Fall Consignment is October For updatedlist list with with Foraaweekley weekly updated full full details details and and pictures pictures go go to:

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Tractor, Equip, Construction Auction Saturday, September 22nd, 10:00am Location: Inwood, MB 1/2 Mile West on RD 416 Auction Note: Having Received Instruction from Central Collection Services, Local Consignments the Following Goods will Sell to the Highest Bidder! Selling Order: Cattle: 10:00; Equipment: 11:00 Tractors: 12:00 Construction: Kohring 6620 Track Excavator w/4-ft. Buckets 30-in. Buckets w/Teeth S#1177085; Int 100 Serious E Power Shift Crawler w/FEL & Bucket Bobcat & Attachments: BobCat S 300 Enclosed Cab Backup Cup Camera 4,300-hrs S#525817324; BobCat Bucket; Lowe Hyd Post Auger 9-in. Bit; Stout Grapple; Stout 72-in. Stone Fork; Pallet Forks; Bale Forks; Manure Forks; BobCat Quick Attach 4 Wheel Drive Tractors: Steiger Super Wild Cat, Cat Turbo 4WD Dual Hyd 4,855-hrs; Coop Bear Cat II, 4WD Cat 3208 Triple hyd S#45162, 3,662-hrs; Belarus 1500 4WD 1000 PTO Dual Hyd; Tractors Modern & Vintage: JD A Row Crop Hyd 540 PTO S#638352; Cockshutt 550 gas; M Moline 445 Row Crop 540 PTO; M Moline U 540 PTO S#646068; Ford 2N 3PH 540 PTO; Dietz 50 3 cyl DSL 540 PTO Dual Hyd S#771213459; Dietz D 8005 Dual H yd 540 PTO S#7921; McCormick 2230 All Steel; MH 30 gs PTO Pulley; Case 930 Cab Dual Hyd 540 PTO 18.4x38 dual 4,373-hrs; Fiat DSL MFWA 3PH 540 PTO w/FEL; Fiat DSL HL MFWA 3PH 540 PTO 3,542-hrs; NH 35 Mix Mill w/Auto Bale Table; Rome 10-ft. 28-in. Single Disc; Int. 310 16-in. Discer Seeders; Herman 67-ft. Spring Tine Harrows; Landroller 12ft.W 42-in. H; Co-op 15-in. Tandem Disc Trucks: 06 Dodge 2500 4x4 Mercedes Benz gas Quad Cab, Loaded w/Leather Lift Kit & 35-in. Rubber, 149,000-km; 1975 Ford 750 gas 5-SPDx2 tag Axle w/18-ft. B&H 47,000 mi; Equip: Shultz Giant 2500 hyd Rock Picker; Case SCX 100 hyd Swing 16-ft. Mower Cond S#HAS0014096; Bourgault 330 Air Seeder; Bourgault 2195 40-ft. Air Seeder Cart S#2837; Bourgault 40-ft. Chisel Plow; JD 1600 16-ft. Deep Tiller; New 1st Claas Variant 380 RD Baler; 3PH RD Bale Spinner; Hyd Drive Winch Style Item; 2 Wheel Rake Misc: Granary Aeration Fan; Stihl 270 Chain Saw; Port Air Comp Cattle: Herd of Cattle Limo Anus Sim X; 15 Cow Calf Pairs; 5) Late Calving Cows; Limo Bull; 5 Open Cows Local Consignment: Case 885 3PH, 2,600-hrs; 1967 JD 5020 Cab Dual Hyd 1000 PTO Duals; 87 Sokal GooseNeck 26-ft. Flat Deck w/Beaver; NH 35 Mix Mill w/Auto Bale Table; Rome 10-ft. 28-in. Single Disc; Int 310 16-in. Discer Seeders; Herman 67-ft. Spring Tine Harrows; Co-op 15-in. Tandem Disc; Vers 3000 68-in. Sprayer w/Foam Markers; 4-Ton Dual Speed Fertilizer Wagon; JD 215 15-in. Tandem Disc; Landroller 12-ft. W 42-in. H; Silver Lake Mfg Trailer Post Pounder. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Acreage Auction Leonard & Gladys Ciszewski Sun., Sept 23rd 10:00am Winnipeg Beach. #8 Hwy & 229 Jct Go North 3-mi on Hwy #8 then 1-mi West on Rd 105 then South 50 yards on Rd 18E. Auction Note: Moving to Town & No Longer Need these Items! Everything Sells to the Highest Bidder. Contact: (204)642-5685. Tractor & Equip: Kubota L 4200 MFWA 3PH 540 PTO dual hyd w/Kubota 680 FEL, HM Cab 741-hrs; Ford 951 3PH 5-ft. Rotary Mower; Inland 8A-73 3PH Snowblower Hyd Chute; King Kutter 3PH 6-ft. Blade; 3PH 6-ft. Cult; Yard: Kubota ZD 18-HP DSL Zero Turn hyd 60-in. Cult; Poulan 11-HP 30-in. Snowblower Elec Start & Cab; Noma 12-HP R Mower nr; HM Yard Sprayer; Grass Sweep; Gas Weed Eater Redimax; Cordless Pole Saw; Elec Chain Saw; Back Pack Sprayer; Wheel Barrow; Hand Yard Tools; Plastic Snow Fence; Vintage Vehicle & Rec: 75 International Scout II 4x4 106,000-km, Restored Sft; Honda 200c Wheeler; ATV Trailer; Evinrude 16-HP Outboard; Mercury 9.8 Outboard; Yamaha EF 3000 Generator; 4-ft. Poly Sleigh; Pedal Bikes; Golf Clubs; Smoker; Camping & Fishing Items; Guns & Accessories: Browning, Model 2000, SA, Cal: 12 ga; Winchester, Model 77, SA, Cal 22; Ranger, SS, Cal 12 ga; Cooey, Model 60, BA, Cal: 22, Tubular Mag; 303 British, BA, No bolt or clip; 303 British, BA, w/Peep Sight; Connectict Black Powder SS, 1) Barrel 45 cal 1) 32 cal; Browning, SA, Cal 30-06 w/Scope; Rifle Pellet Gun; Various Ammo; Spotting Scope; Scope; Metal Double Locker; Tools: “Melmark” TD5A Metal Lathe 36-in. Bed 10-in. Swing 3 & 4 Jaw Chuck; 3/4-HP Milling Machine w/Power Feed, Variable Speed, Many Tooling, Boring, Cutters, Face Cutters, Center Rest, Steady Rest, Face Plate, Gauge Blocks 10) Calipers; Ind 12-SPD Drill Press; Metal Band Saw Converted Hyd; LKS AC/DC 250A Welder; Arbor Press; Air Comp; Battery Charger; Delta Disc/Ribbon Sander; Table Saw; Chain Saw; Bench Grinder; Power Tools; Power Wet Stone Sharpener; Cordless Tools; Air Tools; Air Regulators; Multi Tester; Sockets 3/4-in., 1/2-in. 3/8-in., 1/4-in.; Tap & Die Set; Many Hand Tools; Jackal; Misc: Elec Cement Mixer; Elec Transfer Pump; Hyd Cyl; 24-ft. Booster Cables; Al Blding Jacks; Come Along; Elec Motors; Lumber; Welding Material; Shop Supplies; Work Bench; Antiques: Oak Desk; Inuit Art “James Martin”; Body 40s? GMC Delivery Van; Household Scale; Radio; Folding Camera; Cream Separator; Cream Can; Platform Scale; BA Oil Cans; Oak Tool Box; Peter Wright 65-lb Anvil; Leg Vise; Post Drills; Saw; Scythe; Draw Knife; Block Planer; Pioneer Chain Saw; Pop Crates; Hand Painted Cookie Jar; Toy Steam Engine; Cast Toy Train; Wood Skis; Local History Book “Beyond The Gates-St. Andrews”; Encyclopedia American Steam Engine; Household: Central Vac System; 26-in. Flat Screen; Stereo; Wine Rack; Men’s Full Raccoon Jacket. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Manitoba Largest Annual Fall Gun Auction Sat., Oct. 20th 9:30am Stonewall #12 Patterson Dr. Taking Consignments Now! World Internet Exposure! Growing List on Website. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027


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

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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Auction Sale Wolfe Paslat Sun., Sept 30th, 11:00am Oakbank, MB. 1-mi North on Hwy #206 then West 1/2-mi on Hazelridge Rd. Contact: (204)444-4441. Bldings (to be moved): 2010 20x40-ft. Pipe Structure Canopy Quan Shed Walk Through & Drive In Doors; 2008 10x16-ft. Insulated Wired Addition Elec Heat; 2008 6x8-ft. Insulated Wired Porch; 60’s 14x70-ft. Mobile Home 3BR Central A/C 2 yr old Elec Furnace w/Appliances; 12x12-ft. Galv Sheet Metal Building; 10x24-ft. Canopy Car Port; Vehicles: 86 Ford XC 350 DSL 4x4 Ext Cab 198,000-km, ns; 96 VW Jetta DSL nr; 80s Pontiac Grand Prix in parts; Rec & Guns: Yerf Dog Dune Buggy; Dune Buggy (made from VW Beetle); Baja 125 Dirt Bike; 16-ft. Steel Boat; Guns: Cooey, Model: 64B SA, Cal 22; Gevarm SA, Cal: 22; Cooey Model 75, SS, Cal 22; Bushnell 20-60 mm Spotting Scope Yard: Husky 16-HP R Mower; Honda 4.5-HP 24-in. Sickle Mower; Wheel Barrow; Hand Yard Tools; Pedal Bike; Camping Items; Tools: 6-HP Upright Air Condition; Acetylene Torche w/Tanks; Port Air Comp; 800W Generator; Booster/Charger; Auto Body Power Pac; Table Saw; Stihl MS 290 Chain Saw; Bench Grinder; Power Drills; Ridget Shop Vac Misc: DC Fuel Transfer Pump; Loading Ramps; 3/4 Air Impact; Air Drill; Air Nailer; Jackal; Chain Ratchet; Tool Cabinet; Hand Tools; Wrenches; Tap & Die Set; Sockets; Drill Bits; Tiger Torche; Construction Heater; Lennox Gas Furnace; Propane Hot Water Tank; Locking Metal Cabinet; Household: Whirlpool Side by Side Fridge; Port Dish Washer; Interior A/C Unit; Window A/C Unit; Portable Heater; Household Furniture; Port DVD Player; Dressers; 2) Single Beds; Elec Cabinet Sewing Machine; Kitchen Items; Appliances; Chicken Rotisserie; Slow Cooker; Wine Making Equipment. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

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SAtuRdAy, SeptemBeR 22, 10 Am • HC model 706 Diesel standard axle tractor with allied loader • Cub Cadet 1065 Riding tractor w/ 42’’ mower • Massey Harris 4 x 14 older power lift plow • Westfield 7 ‘’ x 36; auger w/ motor• 13 @ 3’ Diamond harrow sections • COLLECTABLES AND PLENTY OF ‘EM • Muzzle loader single barrel shot gun nice condition • US Army saddle , lauching cavesson Training device •Army helmits • Army horse Birdle and saddle • Barrel Racing barrels and poles • Harness, neck yokes single trees. Hames, brushes etc. • Gaurlay upright Piano Toronto Canada • Side board cupboard • Freezer •Side board with mirror • Wooden Kitchen table • Parlour table See our website or call 204-325-4433 cell 6230 Bill Klassen Auctioneers


EEEF Building Fund Charity Auction SAT., SEPTEMBER 29th 10:00 AM Location: Penner Auctions, 218 Brandt Street, Steinbach, MB

TRACTOR, TRAILERS, VEHICLES • 2013 Dodge Journey SXT • 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 2 Dr. 302 V8 • 1954 Chevy pickup • New 6X12 Aluminum Utility trailer • New 5X10 Dump Trailer- Elec/Hyd. Tandem axel • Yamaha 4 Stroke Outboard • Oliver 550 Tractor w/ Loader • Honda 450 Motorbike • 1980 Goldwing 1100 Interstate, 95,800KM EQUIPMENT • new Landpride PD 25 - 3pt post hole auger with 6” auger bit • new Landpride PD 35 - 3pt post hole auger with 9” auger bit • new Farmking Y 500 - 50” 3pt snow blower with hyd spout control bracket (1yr warranty) • new (demo’d) Simplicity Axion 20hp-42” zero turn mower (2yr warranty) HOUSEHOLD • Antique Singer Sewing Machine • (2) Stove • Coin Operated Candy Machine • Bowflex Exercise System • Bikes • Satellite Dish • Duo Laundry Room Sink • Children’s Desk • (3) Jeldwin Windows (58”X20” rough) • Golf Bag • (2) 5’X8’ Winnipeg Jets Area Rugs • 7pc Drum Set • 60” Track Drafter Mounted on 60X36” Drafting Table w/ Electric Lift TOOLS & YARD EQUIPMENT • Table Saw • Mitre Saw • B&D Speed Drill • Craftsman Radial Arm Saw • 5HP 22” Lawn Mower • Truck Tires • Wheel Barrow PLUS MUCH MORE!!

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

EXCELLENT FARMSTEAD RETIREMENT AUCTION Saturday, September 29, 2012 – 10:00 am Location: Calvin, ND Directions: North of Calvin, ND (From: Calvin, ND 8 miles North on Hwy 20 to Hannah Rd, then 2 miles east) Owners: Richard Weston (701-371-9779 or 701-232-8748) Auctioneers Note: Richard Weston spent a lifetime on his farm north of Calvin. This will be an interesting day.

VINTAGE CARS *1957 Chevy Bel-Air 4 door hard top, nearly mint *1964 98 Olds 4 door hard top, 455 rocket, nice *1970 98 Olds 2 door convertible, 455 rocket, nice *1976 98 Olds Regency 455 rocket, top rusted SUBURBAN & VEHICLES *2008 4x4 Chev LT Suburban, 39,770 miles, nice *1996 98 Olds 4 door car, 3800 V6, 116,00 miles, extra nice *1995 4x4 Chev Silverado ½ ton reg. cab long box pickup, 350 gas, auto, 89,000 miles, outstanding cond. MOTOR HOME *1994 Ford Winnebago Brave 30’ motor home, 29,000 actual miles, loaded with most options, excellent cond., used little, stored inside LOADER TRACTOR, TRUCKS, GRAIN DRILLS, AND OTHER EQUIPMENT *4020 JD 2wd tractor, new 18.4 34 tires, fully equipped w/ JD 158 loader, dual PTO, 8 speed power shift, 2 hyd, 8,193 hrs, clean, shedded *IHC model 80 3pt PTO snowblower *IH 18’ cultivator *1974 Chev C-65 tandem grain truck, 427, 5t2, cabover, recent engine *1969 GMC 4000 single axle grain truck *1966 Chev C60 viking cab over grain truck *Misc. grain augers *Bin fans *3 pt PTO Woods Rm 600 finishing mower *Small yard scraper/ blade *Small chisel plow *7x36 Farm King grain auger w/ gas engine and Wheat Heart bin sweep *Motomco moisture tester w/ scale *Fuel tanks *40’ (4 10’s) 9350 JD grain drills, stored inside, complete w/ dry fert. and hitch LAWN, GARDEN & OUTDOOR ITEMS *2007 JD X 500 multi terrain riding mower *Snowmobile trailer *Snapper rear tire tiller, been sitting *Small 2 wheel P.T. lawn cart *(2) Stihl weed eaters, newer, good *Pull type yard sprayer w/ folding booms *Red Devil pull type lawn spreader VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES *(2) 295 Artic Cat Panthers, on trailer

MCSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD Auction Estate of Paul “Norman” Nielsen Sat., Sept 29th 10:00am Anola, MB. Location: East on Hwy 15, 8-mi then south on Road 302 #54009. Contact: (204)257-4073. RM of Springfield: Parcel 1: Roll #532010, 39.01-acs, Hayfield & Sheltered Yard Site- Well & Septic Field; House 1931 Poor Condition- Barn 7,200-sq.ft. approx 1950 w/10 yr old Sheet Metal Roof; Quanset 1970s 3,200-sq.ft. Metal Construction w/Concrete Floor Wired; 2) Hay Sheds 1) 1987, 3,040-sq.ft. Pole Structure & Sheet Metal; 2) 2002, 5,000-sq.ft. Pole Structure & Sheet Metal; Other Smaller Older Buildings; Parcel 2: Roll #532800, 119.27-acs, Hayfields & Bush; Potential for 2) 5-ac Yard Sites; Parcel 3: Roll #532500 & 532900, 220.46-acs, Hayfields & Bush; Potential for 3) 5-ac Yard Sites. RM of Tache: Parcel 4: Roll #205300, 38.52-acs, Hayland; Parcel 5: Roll #204400 65.36-acs, Hayland & Bush; Potential 1) 5-acs Yard Site. Parcel 6: Roll #204700 5-acs Original Gravel Site w/Bordering Text; Property Auction Off Individually. Sale Day a Non Refundable Deposit of $7,500 per Parcel Certified Cheque. Balance 1 month of Possession Delivery. Subject to Executor Approval of Last Bid. Crawler & Tractors: Int TD 20 Hyd Dozer S#TD200-539; 1990 Ford 5610 HL 3PH 540 PTO Dual Hyd Adj Frt Axle; Int 1086 Cab 3PH 540/1000 Dual Hyd; Ford 800 Gas 3 PH 540 PTO; Ford 800 Gas HM Cab 3 PH 540 PTO (trans problem); Ford 8N Gas 3 PH 540 PTO; 7-ft. Bucket for FEL; Pallet Forks for FEL; Haying Equip: NH 1069 Gas Auto Bale Wagon; NH 1037 Auto Bale Wagon; NH 495 12-ft. Haybine; 6) MF 124 Square Balers 2) Working 4) as is; Ford 501 3 PH 9-ft. Sickle Mower; Dearborn Model 1442 GD Side Delivery Rake; Square Bale Forks & Grapple; 2) Deereborn 3PH 6-ft. Sickle Mower; MF 10 Square Baler; Grain Equip: MF 510 Gas Combine & Shedded; Amco Int. 1830 10-ft. Offset Disc; AC 2300 15-ft. Tandem Disc; Ford 208 3PH 12-ft. Cult; AC 14-ft. Deep Tiller; Inland Pony Cart Harrows; Int. 28 Run End Wheel Seed Drill; MH 12-ft. Gas Swather; Mac Don 18-ft. PU Reel; Scoop & Second 6-in. 28-ft. Auger; Grain Crusher; Grain Screener; Misc Equip: 3 PH 5-ft. Spring Tine Harrows; 3 PH V Style Snowblower; Old JD Manure Spreader; Calonet Model 1180 Honey Wagon; 3PH Deerborn Disc; Logging Equip: Tree Farmer Bush Skidsteer; Saw Mill 36-ft. Rail AC Model 3500 DSL Power Unit; Yates 108 4 Sided Planer 13-SPD Clutch System Gas Powered; Range from 1x4-in. 8x10-in. w/Chip Collector System; Custom Built Log Saddle Making Machine, Cuts, Drills & Sizes; 6-ft. W 32-ft. L Sheet Metal Wood Kilm w/Outdoor Wood Furnace & Blower; Finished Lumber Lift Grapple; Metal Bander & Crimper Car Trailer 1990 Chyrsler New Yorker 4D A/C Many Extras 190,516-kms; 2 Wheel 6-ft. Flat Deck Trailer; Tools: Power Metal Band Saw; 2 Wheel 6-ft. Flat Deck Trailer; Lincoln 250A Welder; Radial Arm Saw; Power Tools; Battery Charger; Hand Tools 3/4 Socket Set, Wrenches; Vise; Grease Gun, Oils; Various Shop Items; Misc: Surveying Transit & Tripod; Cement Mixer; 2) 10-ft. Roller Conveyor; Badger Clockwise Over 350-ft. Barn Cleaner; Implement Tires; Fuel Tanks; Hot Water Rad Heater; Murray 11-HP R Mower NR; Hand Yard Tools; Various Farm Misc Some Scrap Items. Stuart McSherry (204)467-1858 or (204)886-7027 Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794.


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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake MEYERS AUCTION 9:00am Sun., Sept. 30th, 2012. LIVING ESTATE of L. HOLUBOWICH 565 Poneida Rd, Wpg, MB. INDUSTRIAL EQUIP & VEHICLES SELL ABOUT 1:00PM. INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT: 3) 45-ft. Sea Can Storage Containers; Fruehauf 45-ft. Semi Trailer; AC 816 Backhoe Loader, Runs; MF 202 Tractor w/ARPS Trench Hog Model TH Trencher; TCI Inc Bucket Loader, Mod 551A; Hyster Mod S50XL Fork Lift, 3 Stage Mast; IHC Mobile Concrete Breaker; Buckets & Attachments; Mortar & Cement Mixers; Hyd Shop Press; Cement Power Trowel; 1997 Hino 3-Ton w/Crane Picker; Ingersol Rand Air Compressor; O’Brien Sewerking Sewer & Pipe Line Cleaning Machine w/Wisconsin Engine; Vermeer M437 Trenching Machine; IHC Yard Fork Lift; JD 301-W Tractor; MF 750 Combine; Grain Truck Boxes; Fertilizer Box; 8ft. Field Cultivator; Grain Augers; Swather; Fuel & Water Tanks; Tandem Axel Equipment Trailer; as new Bale Prong; as new Pallet Forks; Gas Bowsers; Sand Blasting Cabinet; VEHICLES: 1994 Geo Metro; Tarus L Station Wagon; 1990 Chev Lumina; 97 Buick LeSabre; 95 Ford F150; 93 Ford F150; GMC DSL 5-Ton Truck; Ford F100 1-Ton Truck; Ford F150 XL; Dodge 350 Custom; Sunbird SE Convertible; Ford F 150 XLT; 82 IHC S1700 School Bus, Camperized; 75 GMC 24-ft. Motorhome; 86 Ford F150 XLT; Chev C65 Truck, Tandem Axel; Ford F150 XL; Chev 1500; Mobile Home on GM Chassis; Tent Trailer Shells; 8-ft. Truck Camper; Single Axel Trailer; Bolens & other Garden Tractors; Harley Davidson Golf Cart; Truck Toppe; Tandem Axel Dump Trailer; TOOLS: Chop Saws; Sanborn 5-HP & Prime Air Compressors; Table Saws; Furniture Dollies; Electric Tools; Industrial Sewer Snake; Hand Tools; APPLIANCES, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD: Refrigerators; Electric Stoves; Bedroom Suites; Couch Sets; Air Conditioners; Dish Washers; Table & Chair Sets; Sewing Machines; Quantity of Bikes; Jacuzzi Tubs; Office Chairs; Desks; Treadle Sew Mach; Assisted Living Walkers; As new Double Pane Windows; 4 Wheel Dollies; BX & Electrical Wire; MUCH, MUCH MORE! THERE ARE 14 CONTAINERS TO GO THROUGH SO BE SURE TO CHECK THE WEB. WE WILL UPDATE PICTURES & LISTING AS WE DISCOVER ITEMS IN THE CONTAINERS. TWO RINGS SELLING FOR THE DAY- BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS IS WHERE IS. LISTING IS A GUIDE ONLY SUBJECT TO CHANGE & ERRORS. SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS & DELETIONS. Meyers Auctions & Appraisals, Arden, MB. Bradley Meyers Auctioneer (204)368-2333 or (204)476-6262 cell. Detailed List & Pictures at

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.






PRICE TO CLEAR!! 75 truckloads 29 gauge full hard 100,000PSI high tensile roofing & siding. 16 colours to choose from. B-Gr. coloured......................70¢/ft.2

Multi-coloured millends.........49¢/ft.2

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BUILDINGS AFAB INDUSTRIES IS YOUR SUPERIOR post frame building company. For estimates and information call 1-888-816-AFAB(2322). Website: CONCRETE FLATWORK: Specializing in place & finish of concrete floors. Can accommodate any floor design. References available. Alexander, MB. 204-752-2069.


24’ Continuous Flow NECO Grain Dryer with 25 HP fan and gen set (needs some work).


Includes 8 x 3700 bushel bins with canola floors and unload augers with u-trough auger on top of bins. Contact Dave, Blaine or Ron at Wall Grain at 204-269-7616 for more information.


$36,000 OBO

2001 FREIGHTLINER 120, C15Cat, 13-spd, good cond, $12,500 OBO; 1996 30-ft high-boy, $4200 OBO. Will do custom hauling in MB w/32-ft gooseneck trailer. Phone:(204)252-2266 or (204)871-1185. 2005 GMC SIERRA 2500 4x4, 180,000-km, NEW paint, mag wheels, front end, steering box, axle seals & brakes, camo seat covers, NEWer motor 80,000-km, $10,000. Phone:(204)338-7532. DODGE 2007 6.7 DSL, heavy duty sport, 4x4, 20in. rims, 35-in. tires, H&S chip, 1 owner, excellent condition, $20,000 OBO. Phone (204)385-3646


WANTED: FORD LOUISVILLE OR Sterling grain truck. Must be clean, rust free & low kms. Phone (204)222-8785.

AUTO & TRANSPORT Vehicles Various OVER 200 VEHICLES LOTS OF DIESELS Chrysler Dodge (800)667-4414 Wynyard, Sk.






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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Interlake

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Location: Corner 1st St. & 15th Ave., Langdon, ND Watch for Signs

Collectable Car Shop & Lawn Tool Household - Collectable Estate COLLECTABLE CARS and PARTS *1930 Model A Roadster, This is a real deal, Rumble Seat Roadster, recent purchase, new bumpers, former museum piece. Runs and Drives. *1928 Model A 2 Door Sport Coupe, partially restored. Many new parts on interior, new seat covers. Most of the hard work is done. Runs and Drives. *2 Model A eng. Blocks *Lots of Model A wheels, tires, lights, and parts MOWERS AND LAWN EQUIP. *4 Dixon riding mowers ZTR 428 and ZTR 30 *Several new carryover and used Lawn Boy push mowers *Several new Ryobi Turbo Blowers *Mantis garden tiller *Shop built 8 hp log splitter *Swift split *120 V log splitter

*Several chain saws gas and elec. *As well as chain saws, trimmers and blowers SHOP AND TOOL EQUIP. *Coleman power mate 3500 wat generator like new *Sears 2 cyl. Air compressor *Dewalt DW 682 Plate Jointer *Dewalt DW733 12 1/2“ thickness planer *Craftsman micro adjustable depth planer *200 amp battery charger booster *Battery eliminator and charger mod. 1050 *Acytaline torch *Jet drill press *1/2 hp *Jet Mod. DC-650 dust collector *Jet Air Filtration Syst. Mod. AFS-1000 *Dewalt power shop table saw *Dewalt table saw mod. 500142 *Ward 14” variable speed motorized lathe *Jet 6” long bed wood working jointer 3/4 hp. *Jet


mod. JWBS-14 band saw *Marico 12 spd. 3/4 hp. 1/2” drill press *Jet 1024 py turning lathe 24” *Dewalt DW625 electronic plunge cut router *Hitachi 3 1/4hp. Router w/ Rebel alum. table *As well as ladders, tool chests, power tools, car ramps, sand blaster, welder, and cememt mixer/concrete MOTORS *Complete Crosley motor *New B& S Quantum LSQ 6 1/2 hp. *New B &S Quantum Edge 6 1/2 hp. *New B&S 7 1/2 hp. intek snow horizontal shaft *New B&S 6 hp. Intek edge vertical shaft *Several gas engs MOTOR BIKES *4 New 2008 Whizzer motor bikes 138 cc estimated 110 mpg, Carryovers

MANY HOUSEHOLD COLLECTABLES GUNS AND SPORTING *Thurus mod. 62 22 cal. Pump rifle *Springfield single shot 22 cal. rifle *Marlin mod. 49 DL semi auto 22 cal. rifle *Ruger mod. 10/22 semi auto 22 cal. rifle *Daisy pellet gun *Poly fish house *2 new Tiga snow sleds *Tecumseh 3 hp. Legend Jiffy ice auger *Tanaka ice auger *Jiffy ice auger *5 Fra Bill ice fishing rods TRAILERS *Curry Single axle trailer 12’ x 6 1/2’ 2 ramp 2000 lb axle *Single axle utility trailer TRACTOR JD 300 Industrial gas 3 pt. pto loader 14.9-24 tires good

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FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Baling


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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 2007 621D CASE WHEEL loader, 3 yd bucket, ride control, VGC. Call (204)447-0184. CASE 450 CRAWLER DOZER, 6-way blade, $17,500. Cat 931 crawler loader, P.S. trans, pedal steer, good undercarriage, $13,500. (204)525-4521. EARTH SCRAPER FOR SALE, Letourneau-M scraper, 6 yard stock capacity, VGC, Jack Fehr hyd. conversion w/sequencing valve, $7,900 OBO. Phone:(204)427-2261.

ROUND BALERS IN STOCK. JD 535; NH 648, 650, 664, 688 BR; 780-NI 4565 soft core 5x6. Call Gary at (204)326-7000 or go to

2010 M-150 MACDON SWATHER D-60-S, fully loaded, 35-ft. header, 1,100-hrs, $115,000. Phone (204)522-5428, Deloraine, MB. ESTATE SALE:1984 4400, HYDRO, 22-ft header w/batreel, big rubber, sliding table, asking $4,100; 1982 20-ft 400 Vers. hydro, asking $1,450 OBO; 1981 20-ft batreel 400 Vers. hydro, sliding table, asking $1,100. Phone:(204)728-1861 or (204)724-9497.

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Various



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.

1987 CASE IH 1680, 1015 head, Westward 388 PU, 3884 engine hours, grain & bean concaves, 30.5x32 tires, serviced, excellent shape, field ready. Phone:(204)265-3363.

CUSTOM BIN MOVING Book now! Fert Tanks. Hopper Bins/flat. Buy/Sell. Call Tim (204)362-7103 or E-mail Requests

2005 CASE IH 8010 combine, 4-WD, front tire size is 1250-45-32, means they are 45-in wide, rear tires 28L-26, means 28-in wide. Apparently will go as far as a track machine. 4-Spd, hyd trans, straw chopper & spreaders, pro-600 monitor, bin extensions w/2052-30-ft dripper header, $165,000. Phone:(204)871-0925. 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, $184,000 open to offers. (204)735-2886, (204)981-5366.

TR-96 NH COMBINE, 1,890 separating hours, new concaves & rebuilt straw chopper, w/chaff spreader & rice tires. Asking $23,000; 971 NH 24-ft straight cut header, for parts, needs new wobble box. MacDon NH TR adapter, to fit 972 MacDon headers, $5,500 OBO. Phone:(204)488-5030 or (204)782-2846.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – John Deere 08 JD 635 HYRDA FLEX w/crary air bar, excellent condition, asking $33,900; 4 wheel trailer avail $2,900. Phone (204)324-6298, Altona.

NEW SUKUP GRAIN DRYERS On hand & ready for immediate delivery. 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

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

1980 8820 COMBINE, 2-SPD cyl drive, good condition, $13,000; 2-224 rigid heads w/pickup reels, $3000 each. Phone: cell (204)362-2316, or (204)822-3189. 2000 JD 9650W 150-HRS since Performax service at which time new Sunny Brook rasp bars, concave, clean grain chain, sprockets & bearings & Redekop MAV chopper rotor were install, complete invoice $20,000, 2,300 sep hrs, 914 PU, chaff spreader, hopper topper, auto height sensing, recent new feeder chain, batteries, HID lights $107,500; 2003 930F header, PU reel, new knife & guards w/Crary Air System, excellent for beans or down crops, 50 series hook up w/header trailer, $22,500; Firestone 24.5x32 rice tires on 9000 series rims, excellent condition, $3,000. (204)347-5244 leave msg. 9600 JD 1994 2,665 sep hrs, 914 PU, chaff spreader, fine cut chopper, 100-hrs on new bars & concave, yield & moisture, shedded, one owner, $57,000 OBO. (204)546-2021, cell (204)638-2513, Grandview, MB. FOR SALE: JD 7700 combine w/224 & 214 headers, 23x26 duals, almost floats! Always shedded. In family since new & now retiring, $6,500. (306)452-3743, cell (306)452-7245.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Massey Ferguson

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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. Triple nozzle bodies w/5 & 10-gal tips, 2 sets of tires, 23.1x26 & 9.5R44, excellent condition, $68,000. (204)763-8896, Minnedosa, MB.

Tillage & Seeding FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Air Drills 2011 AMITY 40-FT SINGLE disc drill w/430-bu variable rate cart, only 3500-acres. Call Dave (204)534-7531, $180,000. CASE IH/CONCORD ATX5010, 10-IN, 50-ft, excellent condition, w/Case IH/2300 tank, 3 1/2-in Dutch openers, lots of maintenance done. $34,900. Phone:(204)391-1011 or Email:

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Tillage 31-FT CO-OP 204 DEEP tiller, walking axles on main frame; front fenders for JD MFWD tractor; two Behlin 1650-bu granaries. Phone (204)386-2412, Plumas, MB. 47-FT CIH VIBRACHISEL CULTIVATOR, model 4700 w/3-row harrows, $5000. Phone:(204)729-6803. 59-FT JD 1650 CHISEL plow w/Degelman 3 row harrows & rear hitch, $20,000 OBO; 60-ft Delmar heavy harrows w/new tines, excellent condition, $25,000. (204)867-0043, Minnedosa, MB.

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Various 24 ANHYDROUS POD W/HYD shut-off, 24 anhydrous Dutch knives. Phone:(204)386-2507. AIR SEEDERS AFTER SEASON Sale. Under $25,000 Ezee On 30-ft. 5500/2175 tank w/harrows, packers; Under $15,000 Ezee On 24-ft. 5500/2175 tank w/harrows; Under $9,000 Flexi Coil 1110/CCIL 23-ft. Cultivator. Call Gary at (204)326-7000 or go to

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

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FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Case/IH 1996 CASE 7210 MFWD factory duals, new loader, 5200-hrs, excellent cond. Phone (204)567-3720 FOR SALE: 2290 CASE 1982 3,300 original hours, very good shape. Phone:(204)768-9090.

1-866-733-3567 Combine ACCessories FARM MACHINERY Combine – Accessories 1998 JD 930 FLEX head, very nice, $11,500 OBO; 1993 JD 930 Flex, very good working cond. $7500 OBO. Both headers are ready for work. (204)373-2502, lv msg. Emerson. 2007 JD 635F Flex Head HH&CM sensors, single point hu, hyd fore/aft PU reel, full finger auger, good poly dividers & bottom, exc cond $19,900 Phone (204)324-7248 224 JD STRAIGHT CUT flex header, bat reel, fits 7720, $1,600. (204)476-2445, Neepawa. 224 JD STRAIGHT CUT header, bat reel, crop lifters, PTO shaft drives, for 50 series combine, could be changed back for 7720, $1,250. (204)476-2445, Neepawa. FLEX PLATFORMS IN STOCK. All makes, models, sizes. Have over 30 in stock at most times. 94 JD 925 good poly, PU teeth, new sickle $5,950; 97 JD 930 new poly, PU fingers, sickle $11,900; 98 JD 930 new poly, sickle, PU fingers, full finger auger $13,500; 97 JD 930 good poly, PU teeth, auger, air reel $13,900; 01 JD 930 new poly, PU teeth, sickle, full finger auger $16,900; 03 930 good poly, PU teeth, new sickle, full finger auger $15,900; 07 JD 630 like new, reduced to $24,900; 06 JD 635 AWS air bar, real nice head $24,900; 96-’04 CIH 1020 25-30 ft. models in stock w/ or w/o air reel; 07 CIH 2020 35-ft., good teeth, auger, poly, ready to go $22,900; 09 CIH 2020 35-ft. like new, paint still on auger $24,900. We deliver anywhere in Western Canada, right to your farm. Call Gary at (204)326-7000 or FOR SALE: 1083 8-ROW 30-in. Case corn head, $8,000 OBO; Case 30-ft. Model 1010 straight cut header, $4,500 OBO; 30-ft. JD 930 straight cut header, $3,500 OBO. Phone (204)745-8334 or (204)745-8381, Carman, MB.

FOR SALE: 4490 CASE 4WD, 180hp, 3pth, 4hyd., PTO, $8,000. Phone:(204)739-3740.

STEINBACH, MB. Ph. 326-2443 Toll-Free 1-800-881-7727 Fax (204) 326-5878 Web site: E-mail: FARM MACHINERY Salvage 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. GOODS USED TRACTOR PARTS: (204)564-2528 or 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. PARTING 1985 IH 1480, no motor, lawn augur, good sieves, also 2 top sieves for an IH 2188. Phone:(204)546-2508. We know that farming is enough of a gamble so if you want to sell it fast place your ad in the Manitoba Cooperator classifieds. It’s a Sure Thing. Call our toll-free number today. We have friendly staff ready to help. 1-800-782-0794.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

LOOKING FOR 1965 CASE Comfort King tractor w/square fenders & home built cab, left front entry, wishing to purchase. Kelvin Peters (204)864-2106.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – John Deere 1979 JD 4440, W/148 FEL w/joystick, $19,500. (204)525-4521 FOR SALE: 7810 MFWD, PQ, LHR, 3-pt, new tires, low hrs; 7710 MFWD, PQ, LHR, 3-pt, new tires, low hrs; 4455 MFWD, 3-pt, 15-SPD, w/280 FEL; 4450 MFWD, 15-SPD, 3 pt; 4450 3-pt, 3 hyd’s, 15-SPD, fact duals; 4250 MFWD, 3-pt, 15-SPD; 2755 MFWD, 3-pt, w/245 FEL; 2555 MFWD, 3-pt w/245 FEL. All tractors can be sold w/new or used loaders. MITCH’S TRACTOR SALES LTD Phone: (204)828-3628, shop or (204)750-2459, cell. Roseisle. JD 5410 FWA W/541 loader, joystick, O/S, 5,800-hrs, new front tires, sync shuttle, 2 remotes, $19,500. Phone (778)476-2542, Portage La Prairie. JD 7320 MFWD, Power Quad, 3-pt., 741 Loader, 7ft. bucket, grapple, 6,500-hrs $69,900; JD 8560 18.4x38 duals, 7,500-hrs, $37,900; 08 JD 5225 w/542 loader, MFWD, 3-PTH, CAH, Radio, Joystick, 200-hrs, like new, $47,900. JD 2140 2WD, 3-pt., 245 Loader, 7-ft. bucket, 7,500-hrs $16,900; Call Gary at (204)326-7000 or

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Versatile 1981 VERSATILE 875, VG 20.8 radial tires, 7200-hrs, $24,500; 1984 Versatile 945, good tires, replaced 855 Cummins 365-horse, Atom Jet kit, $28,500. Both tractors in very good working order. Phone Reg Loewen (204)763-4746, Brandon. FOR SALE: 1988 846 Vers 4WD, 5,500-hrs, VGC. Call (204)268-5615, Beasejour.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Various


SALVAGE YOUR WIND BLOWN CANOLA JD 222 header w/20-ft. Sund PU, $11,900; Universal head w/22-ft. Sund PU, $14,900. Phone (204)324-6298, Altona.

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Baling 1999 CASE IH 8370 14-ft haybine, (204)525-4521.


Spraying EquipmEnt

SUPER 92 MASSEY COMBINE, many refurbs, hinged chopper, pressurized cab, good sieves. Phone:(204)822-3649, Morden.

FARM MACHINERY Grain Vacuums 1986 WALINGA AGRA VAC for Phone:(204)488-5030 or (204)782-2846.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Various

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

NH TX36: ‘92, 2,800 engine hours, ‘93, 3,200 engine hours, both shedded, w/SwathMaster pickup & chaff spreaders. Phone:(204)767-2327.

1, 30-FT. FLEX HEADER; 1, 30-ft. straight cut header; both w/PU reel used on R72. Phone (204)745-3773 or (204)745-7654.


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2009 M-150 MACDON SWATHER D-60-S, fully loaded, 35-ft. header, 1,100-hrs, $110,000. Phone (204)522-5428, Deloraine, MB.


Located in the Oakville area come and get ‘em! Contact Dave, Blaine or Ron at Wall Grain at 204-269-7616 for more information.

Tractors Combines Swathers

2000 PREMIER 2940 SWATHER, 2825-hrs, 30-ft 3 way canvas, PU reel, heater, A/C, Vern swath puller. Phone:(204)776-2047 cell (204)534-7458, Minto MB.



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1990 WESTWARD 3000 30-FT. PT swather, 160-acs on new guards & knife, Haukaas hitch spring, not used for 7 yrs, shedded, $4,500 OBO. (204)546-2021, cell (204)638-2513, Grandview,MB.

10X40-FT HEAVY DUTY HAY wagon, hauls 20 round or square bales, 10.00-20 tires, built from new steel, $4800, delivered. Phone:(204)325-6650.

Two 19’ Bins - 4700 bushels per bin Four 21’ Bins - 5900 bushels per bin (with .094 aeration floors).

Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd.

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Swathers

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.

Sukup Grain Bins - Heavy Duty, hopper or flat bottom, setup available, good pricing. Call for more info. (204) 998-9915

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FARM MACHINERY Irrigation Equipment


ROTARY DITCHER AVAILABLE TODAY in all sizes, 30-in, 42-in, 60-in & 72-in, works in all soil cond. wet or dry, spreads soil evenly, no piles. Fast & efficient, call Gilbert (204)436-2469, Fannystelle.

2001 AGCO NEW IDEA 7233 3x3 square baler, 27,000 bales, always shedded. Phone (204)567-3720. 535 JD BALER W/MONITOR & kicker, $6500. Phone:(204)345-8532 evenings. FOR SALE: HIGH-LINER MODEL 1400 bale picker, hauls 14 bales, w/new tires. Phone:(204)836-2523. NH BR7090 2009 BALER, endless belts, wide PU, auto-wrap, big tires, always shedded, less than 7000 bales, used 3 seasons. Phone:(204)388-4975.

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

COMBINE WORLD located 20 min. E of Saskatoon, SK on Hwy. #16. 1 year warranty on all new, used, and rebuilt parts. Canada’s largest inventory of late model combines & swathers. 1-800-667-4515 Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-079

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HAYBINES: GEHL 2270, $3900; NH 116, $3000; JD 1209, $3000; NH 144 Swath Turner, $3000; Hay Conditioners $800 up; NH 9-ft mower 2200; IH 9-ft $1650; GEHL 12 wheel rake, $6000; Rotary mowers. JD #1518, $8500; Woods 20-ft batwing, $7500; 10-ft batwing, $3500; 6-ft pull type, $1600; JD 5-ft pull type, $1000; Woods ditchbank 3-PTH, $1500; 6-ft finishing mower, $1000; Woods 6-ft 3-PTH, $750; Bush hog 9-ft disc mower, $2000. Phone: (204)857-8403.

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JD 925 FLEX HEADER, $6500; 930, $2500; Case IH 25-ft flex, $6000; Case IH 30-ft rigid, $5000; IH 820 flex $2000; Case IH #1015 PU, $3000; #810 PU, $1000; Summers 72-ft heavy harrow, $14,000; Phoenix #17-#14 harrows; 6 yard scraper, $5000; JD 12YD, $12,000; 4 YD, $4500; Manure spreaders. Meyers #550 horse/poultry manure spreader, $11,900; New Idea 3634, $4000; HS 400-bu, $3000; GEHL scavenger, $3900. Phone:(204)857-8403.


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MACDON 30-FT SELF-PROPELLED SWATHER, 480 cutting hours, PU reel, in excellent cond; 60-ft Flexi-Coil cultivator, comes w/4 bar harrows & air kit, in VGC. Phone:(204)522-8640.

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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 – Various 1985 CASE 4490 4WD, 175-hp, 5,245-hrs, 20.8 x 34 duals, 4hyd w/return line, 1000 PTO, PTH, A/C, $16,000; 1979 IHC 1586, 160-hp, 5,974-hrs, 20.8 x 38 duals, 3SCV, 1000 PTO, front weights, A/C, $14,000. Phone:(204)744-2521. St. Leon, MB. 2007 KUBOTA M108S TRACTOR with a M41 Kubota loader. Has only 770-hrs & is in new condition. Phone (204)386-2143.


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FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous 1972 FORD 1/2-TON TORINA w/cap Intl drill w/end wheel; farm hand stacker w/hay baskets, steel tines; Massey 44 for parts; gooseneck hay trailer. (204)834-3034. 2005 PETERBILT # 386 w/CAT C15, warranty & safetied, 593,000-mi, A1, Load-Line grain box & hoist, $64,500 OBO. Peter Trucks:(204)487-1347. Winnipeg, MB. BALERS JD 535, $5,900; JD 530, $3,500; JD 510, $1,500; JD 336, $3,000; Vermeer Hyd rake, $7,000; 12 wheel rake, $6,000; 10-ft. Landlevellers, $2,150; 12-ft. $2,450; Dics Hutch 25-ft. Rock Cushion, $9,500; JD 230, $3,000; Bushog 21-ft., $7,500; JD Dot 16-ft., $4,000; DMI Ripper 5 Shank, $10,900; 7 Shank, $11,900; Valmar 240 Applicator, $1,000; Woods 15-ft. Batwing Mower HD, $7,000; Woods 10-ft., $4,500; Used Fertilizer Spreaders 4-9T. Phone (204)857-84043 FOR SALE: 1978 1630 JD 145 loader, always shedded; could be sold separate 7-ft. snowblower, $13,500. Phone:(204)471-0571. FOR SALE: 2001 CUSTOM built 32 x 8.5 flat deck, gooseneck, triple axle checker plate floor, full hydraulic side tilt. View pictures at Shellmouth, MB (204)564-2540 FOR SALE 25-FT CO-OP 204 deep tiller w/mounted harrows; 36-ft anhydrous applicator on Morris cultivator frame w/mounted harrows; 54-ft Morris harrows; 68-ft modernized Great Northern sprayer. Wilmot Milne (204)385-2486 or cell (204)212-0531, Gladstone. FOR SALE: GRAIN CARTS LARGE SELECTION 450-1050 bu hyd & PTO drive. J&M 875-bu., $20,000; EZ 475, $7,900; Brent 670, $12,500; New 400-bu. gravity wagons, $6,700; 600-bu., $12,000; Used gravity wagons 250-750 bu.; Grain Screeners Kwik Kleen 5 tube, $4,500; 7 Tube $6,500; Hutch 1500, $1,750; Sioux Screener w/Auger, $2,500; Westfield 10x70 Auger, $2,900; REM 552 Grain Vac, $3,500; Brandt $4,500-$7,500. Phone (204)857-8403. FOR SALE: LEWIS CATTLE Oiler double wick, grain troughs, coral panels, calf gates, calf pen, cattle trailer, flat deck trailer complete, 851 NH baler, 853 NH baler. Call Ben:(204)444-2997 or (204)485-2044 for all prices. Many other items for sale. LATE MODEL 875 LOW hrs, VGC; 40-ft. IH 2 row mulcher harrows, new tines; 40-ft. air seeder w/floating hitch, 220-bu tank, good condition, $8,500. (204)864-2953 We know that farming is enough of a gamble so if you want to sell it fast place your ad in the Manitoba Cooperator classifieds. It’s a Sure Thing. Call our toll-free number today. We have friendly staff ready to help. 1-800-782-0794.

MCKEE #400 MANURE SPREADER w/Tandem axle & dual wheels $8,500. 48-ft Ezee-On tandem disc, equipped with double bearing w/7-yr warranty, $37,500. Above equip in good condition. Phone:(204)746-8851, Morris. WANTED: V-276 Fiberglas hood nose cap No.73051 side mount sickle mower for Sears 16-18HP LGT. FOR SALE: White 4-row 36-in row corn header. Phone:(204)222-6310. WESTFIELD MK 10X71 GRAIN auger, VGC, $3700 OBO; Chaff spreader fits 7720 combine 8020 & 9600, $700 OBO. Phone:(204)746-8721.

Tri-Axle 350 Bunning Manure Spreader For Sale: Wide Spread, Triple Axle, Rear Steering, Slurry Door, 2000 Bushels, Spring Suspension, 600/55R 22.5 Alliance Tires, 1000 PT0. (403)505-4610.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Wanted JD 55 COMBINE, (807)487-2478.




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. Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

LIVESTOCK Cattle Auctions

FEEDER/SLAUGHTER SALES Every Friday 9AM Special Yearling Sale September 7 Receiving open until 10PM Thursdays NEXT SHEEP & GOAT SALE Wednesday, September 5 Gates Open Mon.-Wed. 8AM-4PM Thurs. 8AM-10PM Friday 8AM-6PM Sat. 8AM-4PM Starting in September our Sheep and Goat sales will be the 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY of the month For more information call: 204-694-8328 or Jim Christie 204-771-0753 Licence #1122

GRUNTHAL LIVESTOCK AUCTION MART. LTD. GRUNTHAL, MB. Agent for T.E.A.M. Marketing Regular cattle sales every Tuesday @ 9 am

Monday, September 24th at 1 PM a complete holstein dairy heard dispersal of 80 head including bred and open heifers. Call for more info Mondays, September 10th & September 24th Sheep and Goat sale with small animals @ 12 Noon


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

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Black Angus


LIVESTOCK Cattle – Limousin TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN, HAS bulls for sale for Fall breeding. Also pick out your 2013 Herdsire now. Take delivery next Spring. Red or Black 40+ to pick from. Plus bred Heifers & 4H projects, steers & heifers. Your source for quality Limousin genetics. Call Art (204)685-2628 or (204)856-3440.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Various 10 COW CALF PAIRS 1st calf Hereford X cows w/Hereford calves. Cow started calving Aug, $1,900 pair firm. (204)795-6823, Springfield.

LIVESTOCK Cattle Wanted WANTED: ALL CLASSES OF feeder cattle, yearlings & calves. Dealer Licence# 1353. Also wanted, light feed grains: wheat, barley & oats. Phone:(204)325-2416. Manitou, MB.

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

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

SAT., OCTOBER 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm Heartland livestock yards, Virden Manitoba

Contact: Blaine Canning 204-858-2475 Michael Canning 204-858-2457 or visit website & catalogue @ LIVESTOCK Cattle – Red Angus REGISTERED PB RED ANGUS bulls, 15-17 months old & some w/low birth weights. Phone: Ren-Ele Red Angus, (204)526-2424, Bruxelles.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Charolais SELLING: 5, 2 YR old PB Charolais virgin bulls, $3,000 each. Pasture ready. Mike Neilson, Neilson Cattle Company, (306)783-0331 Willowbrook, SK (close to Yorkton).

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Call a dealer near you today for more information ARBORG CO-OP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204-376-5201 CO-OP FEEDS, BRANDON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204-727-0571 7-L RANCH, LAKELAND, MB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204-445-2102 GILBERT PLAINS CO-OP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204-548-2099 TWIN VALLEY CO-OP, MINIOTA, MB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204-567-3664

TJ O'Sullivan 204-768-0600

STE. ROSE DU LAC CO-OP, STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB . . . PEMBINA CO-OP, GLENBORO, MB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MCGREGOR CO-OP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NORTHFORK RANCH (CARTWRIGHT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

204-447-2545 204-827-2228 204-685-2033 204-529-2881

OTR TROUGHS Check out our website at for more information Call Toll Free 1-866-621-5853

WANTED: METAL SELF-FEEDER on wheels. Minimum 250-bu capacity. Phone:(204)828-3483 or (204)745-7168.

RAMBOUILLET/EAST FRIESEN lambs & East Friesen ram (204)864-2709.

CROSS EWE lambs. Phone

Horses LIVESTOCK Horse Auctions MJ QUARTER HORSES partial Dispersal Sale at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moosejaw, SK. Sunday, Sept 30, 2012 @1pm. Selling 25 Brood Mares, 33 Weanlings, Stallion & 17 ylgs. & 2-yr old Geldings & Fillies. “Home of the Working Horse” Jim/Marguerite Lussier. Ste Rose Du Lac, MB. (204)447-2328. Catalogue online


LARGE BLACKS, BOARS, SOWS, gilts, weanlings. Call Neal (204)526-7869.

LIVESTOCK Swine Wanted


P. QUINTAINE & SON LTD. 728-7549 Licence No. 1123 LIVESTOCK Poultry For Sale EXOTIC BIRD & ANIMAL Auction, Sun. Oct 14, 11:00am, Indian Head skating rink. Phone:(306)347-1068.


REAL ESTATE Motels & Hotels


1000 Litre Plastic Caged Storage Tanks $74.50 ea. Call Ken 204-794-8383 #2 Mountain View Rd Winnipeg, MB

Trux-N-Parts Salvage Inc.

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.

PORTABLE WINDBREAKS, CALF SHELTERS, free standing rod & pipe panels, fence line & field silage bunks. Also sell Speed-Rite & 7L Livestock fence equipment, drill pipe & sucker rod. Phone (204)827-2104 or (204)827-2551, Glenboro. SPORTSMAN INCUBATOR & HATCHER, holds 198 eggs, asking $1,000. Phone:(807)482-2216.

REAL ESTATE Land For Rent WANTED: LOOKING FOR CROPLAND in Argyle, Stonewall, Warren, Balmoral, Grosse Isle & surrounding area. Please call Deric (204)513-0332, leave msg.



NOTRE DAME USED OIL & FILTER DEPOT • Buy Used Oil • Buy Batteries • Collect Used Filters • Collect Oil Containers

Southern and Western Manitoba Tel: 204-248-2110

MUSICAL FLUTE $189; CLARINET $250; Digital piano $599; Violins $69.95-$1295; Mandolins $195-$599; Student guitars $59.95-$199; Amps $59.95-$1200; Harmonicas $8.98-$180; Music stand $15; Mic stand $25; Music books 20% off; Q-chord $350; Drums $349. Hildebrand Music, Portage La Prairie Mall. (204)857-3172.

BuyUsed Used Oil Oil ••Buy NOTRE •• Buy Buy Batteries Batteries DAME ••Collect CollectUsed Used Filters Filters • Collect Oil Containers • Collect Oil Containers USED • Antifreeze OIL & Southern,Southern Eastern, and Manitoba Western Western FILTER Manitoba DEPOT Tel: 204-248-2110

ORGANIC ORGANIC Organic – Grains R.W. Organic Ltd. Currently Buying all grades of wheat, durum, rye, barley & peas. Immediate pickup. Offering fall contracts. Mossbank, SK. (306)354-2660

PERSONAL HI: I AM A mid 50’s single white male. 6-ft, 185lbs. I’m looking for a single lady who likes to dance, travel & have quiet times in the country. Reply to Ad# 1020, c/o MB Co-operator, Box 9800, Station Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3K7 I AM A SINGLE white male, 5’8” 155-lbs w/good sense of humour, financially secure, honest, trustworthy. Looking for Filipino lady between 50-60 yrs of age to love & be loved by. 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, 2 recent summer Weddings! Serving MB, SK, NW Ontario. Call/Write for info: Box 212, Roland, MB, R0G 1T0, (204)343-2475.


JD 550 T.A. MANURE spr, $5500; Farmhand 450 manure spr $3800. (204)525-4521.

FARM LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER N 1/2 22-2-10 WPM, exc Public Road Plan 611 MLTO Tenders close 2:00pm on Oct 5th, 2012 For details contact: SELBY LAW OFFICE Phone (204)242-2801 Fax (204)242-2723 Email:

FOR SALE: 1984 MOBILE Home, new hot water tank & water lines. Comes w/2 decks. $15,000. Phone (204)966-3488.

2 OPEN CROSS-BRED BOER Nannies & 2 Kids from Kiko buck, $150 ea or $500 for all 4. Call (204)981-0055.

HI-QUAL CLASSIC SQUEEZE CHUTE w/palpation cage & 30-ft crowding alley w/Inline Gates, $3500.00. Phone (204)449-2323 or email , can send pictures.

THE FOLLOWING PRIVATE LAND (NE + SE-32-21-06W, NW 28-21-06W, NE 20-21-06W) is being offered for sale. The following crown lands have been approved by Manitoba Agriculture Food & Rural Initiatives for transfer to the purchaser of the private lands listed as these lands are part of the ranch unit held by Allen M. Lamb of Eriksdale, MB. If you wish to purchase the private land & apply for the unit transfer, contact the lessee at PO Box 248 Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0, or Phone: (204)739-3082. If you wish to comment on or object to this unit transfer write: Director, MAFRI Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 or email



APOLLO ROLLER MILLS ELECTRIC & TTO, all sizes. Very cost efficient for both grain & cattle prices. 50 years experience to suit your application. “Certainly Worth A Call!” Farmers Premium Equipment. Phone:(204)724-4529.

REQUIRE FARMS FOR LOCAL & European buyers grain land with or without bldgs, sheep farms, cattle ranches, suburban properties, or just open land, acreages, houses, cottages. Call Harold (204)253-7373 Delta R.E.

ATV 250 BAJA 4X2 5-spd, 114-kms, like new $2,800 OBO. Also 18-ft brand new Selkirk chimney. Phone:(204)452-2844. Wpg.

LIVESTOCK Specialty – Goats

Boer cross doelings, March born, available now. (204)737-2207

REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Wanted


LIVESTOCK Sheep For Sale

KHUN 1560 VERTICAL MIXER, scale, good condition, $10,000. Phone (204)385-3646.

Excellent groups of Bred Heifers & Cows, Bulls, Replacement Heifers & 4-H Steer Prospects. Pick out your bull early and we will winter until May 2013. Phone or visit (204)7362878

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PUREBRED KATAHDIN RAMS FOR sale. Phone:(204)322-5364 or leave message, Warren.


LIVESTOCK Livestock Equipment

LIVESTOCK Sheep – Katahdin

LIVESTOCK Swine For Sale


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PB BLUE & RED Heeler puppies for sale, excellent farm & cattle dogs. Call (204)447-2756 or (204)447-0184. REGISTERED BORDER COLLIE PUPS of top imported breeding. Parents working cattle & sheep, ready to go Oct 1st, $300. Phone Martin Penfold (204)722-2036 (Virden/Moosomin area)

REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Manitoba EXCELLENT HOBBY FARM OF 158-ac. Very nice upgraded 4 level split home w/5 bedrooms. Beautifully sheltered yard only 1-mi from pavement. Approx. 110-ac of cultivated land. Phone: (204)761-0511. HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc. FARM SPECIALIST: COUNT ON GRANT TWEED, informed, professional assistance for sellers & buyers. Call (204)761-6884 anytime. Service with integrity. FOR SALE: SW 1/4 21-2-12. 75-ac pasture w/creek, 85-ac arable. Large older barn. House w/fridge, deep freezer, stove, washer/dryer, microwave, electric furnace. Small steel shed. Price: $150,000. Phone:(204)242-2452. GOOD FARM OF APPROX. 635-ac only 20-mins from Brandon. The property is all fenced & is currently run as a dairy operation, though it could easily be converted to a mixed operation. 450-ac can be cultivated w/the remainder in pasture. Bungalow home in good condition, machine shed, cattle sheds, hay sheds, dairy bran, etc. Quota & cows are not included in the price. Phone:(204)761-0511. HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc. 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. Southern Manitoba Land


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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PEDIGREED SEED PEDIGREED SEED Cereal – Wheat WINTER WHEAT, CERTIFIED FALCON sunrise new generation ptarmigan. For Secan members only foundation & registered flourish. For more information call Fraser Seeds (204)776-2047 or cells (204)534-7458 (204)534-7722, Minto MB.

PEDIGREED SEED Cereal – Various FOR SALE: CERTI FALCON winter wheat. Call Elias Seeds:(204)745-3301. Carman, MB. FOR SALE: CERTIFIED FALCON Winter Wheat. Phone James Farms Ltd, (204)222-8785 or Toll Free 1-866-283-8785. WINTER CEREALS: CERTIFIED FALCON & Buteo Winter Wheat. General purpose Winter Wheat & Fall Rye also avail. Wheat City Seeds Ltd (204)727-3337 Brandon, MB.

REAL ESTATE Vacation Property DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, Weslaco Texas, gated community, pics. avail.

SEED / FEED / GRAIN 154.82 acres of farmland, has been in rotation with beans, oats, canola, greenfeed and alfalfa. Improved drainage fall 2011 (204)736-2878 VERY TIDY FARM OF 160-ac only 11-mi from Killarney, would lend itself to a mixed or dairy operation. Approx. 110-ac cultivated. Large hay shed & lean-to, built in 2005. Commodity shed 42-ft x 16-ft. Small workshop w/generator. 3 cattle sheds. 4 hopper bottom bins. Good split level house. Phone: (204)761-0511. HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc.

REAL ESTATE Farms & Ranches – Pastureland OVERSEAS INVESTORS SEEKING FARMS & farm land. Contact Cindy Grenier at St. Pierre Realty for qualified buyers. Phone:(204)330-2567.

SEED/FEED MISCELLANEOUS Feed Grain JAMES FARMS LTD: good quality feed oats for sale. Phone (204)222-8785 or 1-866-283-8785 Stretch your advertising dollars! Place an ad in the classifieds. Our friendly staff is waiting for your call. 1-800-782-0794.


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Toll Free: 888-974-7246 SEED/FEED MISCELLANEOUS Hay & Straw

2012 CROP MILLET STRAW, excellent feed quality at a cheap price, also round wheat & barley straw bales. Phone:(204)325-1383 or (204)362-4874.

Viterra offers a competitive salary and benefits plan. For more information and to apply, please visit The closing date for applications is September 30, 2012.

We are buyers of farm grains. Viterra is an exciting, growing, and dynamic global company that provides premium quality food ingredients to the world’s most discerning food manufacturers. Together, we seek to fulfill the nutritional needs of people everywhere.

WHEAT & OAT STRAW bales for sale, 3 x 3 x 8. hay Phone (204)343-2144 or cell (204)745-0085.

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WANTED: DAIRY, BEEF, GRASS & Straw bales in 120910-0340 large square bales. Phone Mark 1-800-371-7928, Winnipeg. RBC SEED/FEED MISCELLANEOUS Jordan Strachan Grain Wanted Manitoba Cooperator

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2 - 18.4X38 TIRES, 1/ 3 tread remaining, no cracks, good shape. Call Don (204)422-5216. FEDERATION TIRE: 1100X12, 2000X20, used aircraft. Toll free 1-888-452-3850

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

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New 30.5L-32 16 ply, $2195; 20.8-38 12 ply $866; 18.4-38 12 ply; $783; 24.5-32 14 ply, $1749; 14.9-24 12 ply, $356; 16.9-28 12 ply $588. Factory direct. More sizes available new and used. 1-800-667-4515.

TRAILERS Livestock Trailers

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

NOW BUYING Confection and Oil Sunflowers, Brown & Yellow Flax and Red & White Millet

TRAILERS Trailers Miscellaneous BRANDON TRAILER SALES “You will like our prices!” “It’s that Simple!” “Let’s compare quality & price!” “Certainly worth the call!” Phone (204)724-4529. Dealer #4383 FOR SALE: HAY TRAILER, 52-ft, built new in 2003, strong frame. Phone:(204)768-9090. FOR SALE: HEAVY DUTY gooseneck flat deck trailer w/beaver tails. Wooden deck length is 22-ft w/4-ft beaver tails making 26-ft usable space. 2, 7000-lb axles. Made by Moulson’s Welding. Phone (204)842-5386.

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FOR SALE APPROX 250 oat-straw bales, net wrapped w/some green, Will load. Phone:(204)837-9750 or (204)799-8130.

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Minto goat dairy hit by brazen theft Owner seeks public’s help in locating 48, all-white, weanling Saanen does stolen in July

Electric fencing tips to keep your goats from roaming Expert recommends five strands of heavy-gauge, high-tensile wire with proper grounding for containing a herd of climbers, leapers and stubborn old billies

By Daniel Winters co-operator staff

This time, nobody is pointing the finger at coyotes. Sometime between July 14 and 22, 48 white Saanen kids out of a herd of 600 owned by Oak Island Acres goat dairy in Minto went missing in what owner Diane Rourke suspects was a particularly brazen theft. The goats, all-white, weaned four- to eight-month-old does weighing 40 to 50 pounds each with blue ear tags in their left ears, had been kept in a barn at a yardsite a couple of miles from the main yard where she and her husband David run their extensive farm operation. “We noticed right away that there wasn’t enough white, weaned females,” said Rourke. “It wasn’t coyotes because there would have been blood in the pen or straw. You don’t lose that many all at once.” Rourke said she believes the thieves must have loaded the animals onto a trailer under the cover of darkness. All that was left to indicate something had happened were a couple of empty beer cans near the barn and a gate that had been closed in an unusual way. “Somebody knew what they were doing,” she said. “They just backed in and picked off what they wanted. “They only took the Saanens, they knew how to access the yard, and knew which of the animals were the most valuable,” she said, adding that the thieves were careful to avoid taking any goats with specifically identifiable colours or characteristics. Saanens are the “holsteins” of goat breeds, and she estimates her loss at $400 per animal — or nearly $20,000. The goats, which are unpapered but purebred, were old enough to live on barley and hay, and could be “anywhere,” she added. Rourke purchased the dairy operation, company name, and shelf space from its previous owner in Ile des Chenes back in 2010, and now sells milk and cheese under the Oak Island Acres brand through large and small retail outlets in Western Canada. Although she has reported the theft to Boissevain RCMP, she also purchased an advertisement on the Manitoba Goat Association website in hopes that it will lead to a tip or information that will lead to their recovery. daniel.winters@fbcpublishing. com

Jason Williams, regional manager for Tru-Test, explains how to build an electric fence that will keep goats inside.  photo: Daniel Winters By Daniel Winters co-operator staff / AESB Wolverine community pasture


ood goats love to roam and you need a fence that’s up to the job. Characteristics that make goats effective at grazing rough pastures — such as aggressive feeding habits and the ability to stand on their hind legs — also means they like to explore new areas and will jump and climb and otherwise get around containment. “Goats are probably the hardest animal to fence,” Jason Williams, of TruTest, a seller of electric fencing supplies, said at the recent Multi-Species Grazing Conference. “Whether you use flock netting, page wire, hot wires or barbed wire, goats are goats.” Williams recommends a five-strand fence and building an electric fence low to the ground to keep the herd in and predators out. That’s tricky though because each blade of grass touching the hot wire creates a short that bleeds off power to the entire fence. Multiply that by a thousand or a million, and it adds up to a major drain. For solar powered systems, that can quickly ruin the battery. The solution is to use a heavyduty energizer with lots of power that is able to “burn off” the grass, he said. Electric fencing is cheaper to construct than other options, but requires more maintenance, said Williams. Spend “a little extra” to get the best equipment, particularly dead-end insulators — the oval-shaped plastic thingamabobs used at each end of the wire to prevent current from leaking down through the posts, he said. White

deadends, made from plastic and glass are best, as less-expensive, plastic-only green or black insulators are more likely to leak current, especially with highpowered energizers.

Heavier wire

Posts can be anywhere from 18 to 40 feet apart, and Williams recommends heavier high-tensile wire gauge as it carries more current. Resist the temptation to ratchet the wire up “tight as a fiddle string” to make it look pretty, he said. Ideally, there should be enough sag that it can be pushed down to the ground without breaking, which allows deer or elk to blunder through a fence without damaging it.

“Whether you use flock netting, page wire, hot wires or barbed wire, goats are goats.” jason williams

Existing barbed wire fences can be adapted for small ruminants by adding outrigger or standoff type insulators, some of which have ends that are pounded into the post with a hammer, and others that can be twisted around the barbed wire. Page wire may appear impenetrable, but in fact old rams and billies have a tendency to push on it until it is bent

out of shape or broken. This can be avoided by running a single hot wire along it, said Williams. Poor grounding is the No. 1 reason why fences fail. Galvanized ground rods at least six-feet long should be installed 10 feet apart. The longer the fence, the more rods required. “The rule is one ground rod for every two joules of output power,” Williams said. Don’t use plain rebar, because it will develop an insulating coating of rust in a matter of days, rendering the fence useless.

Ground rods

Williams recommends adding ground rods until a voltage measurement from the one farthest from the energizer registers less than 300 volts compared to around 8,000 to 9,000 volts on the fence. “If you do that, you’ll put a lot more power on your fence,” he said. For extremely difficult soils, such as dry gravel or sand, Tru-Test sells a kit for the most powerful energizers that uses a stainless steel ground rod and a bentonite clay solution that is watered for three days to “force” a maximum ground connection. Solar panels should provide at least 10-watts for every joule of power outputted by the energizer. Electric fencers have come a long way, he added, with the most powerful units capable of outputting 63 joules of zap. To put that in easily understandable terms, a .22 long-rifle cartridge at point blank range represents about 160 joules of energy.


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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012

Battle over country-of-origin labelling is far from over

CCA says any cow slaughtered in U.S. should be considered American but R-CALF says that wouldn’t be right By Sheri Monk AF STAFF | PINCHER CREEK


he U.S. is promising to revamp its controversial mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling Act — but it doesn’t appear anything will happen soon. The World Trade Organization has ruled the regulations, known as COOL, violate international trade law and with all of its appeals exhausted, Washington promised to comply with the ruling, said John Masswohl, director of government and international relations with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. The problem is compliance likely requires legislative changes, he noted, and that’s tricky in the partisan and complicated world of U.S. politics. “We perhaps have a bit of a difficulty when the U.S. administration says they are evaluating options, because we don’t think that there is much that the administration can do within the constraints of the legislation,” said Masswohl. “And it’s a piece of the legislation that requires a U.S. label can only go to cattle that are born and raised in the United States. That’s the problem — that has to be eliminated.” Meanwhile, two groups — R-CALF and the Made in the USA Foundation — filed a suit earlier this month asking the courts to prevent any such moves, arguing trade laws cannot supplant the laws of a nation. Moreover, consumers have a right to know where their food comes from, said Mike Schultz, R-CALF’s COOL committee chair. A 2002 consumer survey found 93 per cent of respondents wanted the labelling, and support

is increasing in the wake of food safety scares, he said. “I think people are more aware today than they ever have been,” said Schultz. Canada never took issue with labelling — only with the trade impediment it created, said Masswohl. Segregating cattle finished in the U.S. is expensive and, as a result, fewer are being imported. Masswohl said his organization would like the U.S. to make a legislative change that redefines the origin rather than the label. That would allow “any meat that is derived from slaughter in a U.S. facility would be eligible for U.S. label,” said Masswohl. A second option would be to make the existing law voluntary, leaving the decision whether to label in the hands of industry, he added.

Schultz said both would undermine a country-of-origin labelling. “Our deal is pretty simple and straightforward,” said Schultz. “If it’s born, slaughtered and produced here, it ought to be a U.S.A. product, plain and simple.” The U.S. has until October 2013 to make changes, but if the trade impediment isn’t removed, Canada and Mexico will be able to file a complaint of non-compliance with the WTO, said Masswohl. That would see the creation of a “compliance panel” and, if Washington is found not to have complied, eventually lead to Canada having the right to retaliate by imposing tariffs on American exports to Canada. “It is important for us at this point to be talking about the possibility of retaliation because the more you talk about the possibility of retaliation, the less likely it

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is that you’ll need to get there,” Masswohl said. Schultz said Canadian producers shouldn’t take the matter personally. “This is not a battle between producers,” said Schultz. “The

Canadian people have taken a lot of pride in products of Canada. I see stuff all the time that’s a product of Canada, but it’s the corporations that are trying to extract money that seem to be where the issue lies.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | September 20, 2012


Some weeds are toxic for horses Horses in dry lots and box stalls will sample anything green in sight when turned out Carol Shwetz, DVM Horse Health


n natural settings, horses develop selective grazing habits, seeking out healthy grasses and forages and avoiding those that are harmful. Relatively few plants are poisonous to horses and, fortunately, horses tend to avoid eating these because of their low palatability. Horses with an abundant supply of quality pasture or hay avoid temptation to select harmful plants but those in dry lots and box stalls become desperate, sampling “anything green,” and so potentially ingesting toxic plants. Hungry horses, such as can happen

after a long trailer travel, may also indiscriminately ingest all sorts of plants which might normally not interest them. Horses that lack minerals or salt may develop strange cravings causing them to make poor plant selections. Thus balanced, proper and complete nutrition plays a highly important role in poisoning prevention. It is important that horse owners familiarize themselves with noxious plants specific to their particular locale or e n v i ro n m e n t . Re c o g n i z i n g these plants when they are quite small, even before the flowering stage, enables more effective control. Uprooting or mowing them in a timely manner can remove the plants before they become a problem. Identification of

noxious weeds in their dried states can also prove invaluable should these troublesome plants accidentally become baled in hay. Caution is advised when clippings or tr immings of ornamental yard plants such as yew and oleander are discarded. These two plants are highly toxic to horses. Lawn grass clippings can also be detrimental. Clippings can be easily overconsumed by horses, potentially causing colic or laminitis. In addition the composting processes that occur within piles of lawn clippings results in harmful moulds and toxins. Noxious plants and weeds are exceptionally hardy plants thriving in areas of drought, overgrazing and/or high traffic. For example, field horsetail, which resembles a small pine tree, will grow in overg r a z e d p a s t u re s o r a l o n g trampled fencelines. Since

Noxious weeds tend to become more prevalent in overgrazed fall pastures.

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a problem when incorporated in hay. Both these plants become problematic with repeated ingestion. Toxicity symptoms include weight loss, jaundice, weakness, unco-ordination, anxiety, paralysis, convulsions and sudden death. These are symptoms generally seen with any plant toxicities. The toxicity of a plant may vary with weather and growing conditions. For example, weather conditions that stress legumes, especially the clovers, may cause them to host “black patch” fungus. This fungus flourishes in cool, wet and humid conditions. It appears late spring, throughout the summer and even in fall months as tiny black specks on clover plants. When ingested the horse may begin to salivate profusely, visibly “drooling.” Affected horses can become dehydrated and depressed, losing fluids and electrolytes. T h i s c o n d i t i o n k n ow n a s “Slobbers” will typically disappear within a day or two after the horse stops eating infected plants. Take the horse off the offending pasture, and feed it hay while it recovers. Ensure the availability of plenty of clean water and free-choice salt. Under certain weather conditions these infested clovers may also predispose horses to photosensitization and scratches. Plants such as burdock, buttercups and foxtail can also cause mechanical or chemical reactions similarly resulting in increased salivation and drooling. Arrow-grass, death camas, chokecherry/ pin cherry leaves, tall larks p u r, t a n s y, t i m b e r m i l k vetch, water hemlock, narrow-leaved milk vetch and silky lupine are other plants that have been identified in livestock poisonings. Provincial and federal governments have comprehensive publications and websites identifying noxious plants and their geographic distribution. Awareness and prevention is the best medicine when dealing with poisonous plants, as some poisonings quickly attack the central ner vous system or liver leaving little recourse for successful treatment. Carol Shwetz is a veterinarian specializing in equine practice at Westlock, Alberta.


The Manitoba Co-Operator | September 20, 2012


Stand up, speak up, learn a lot Since 1926 4-H Manitoba has made public speaking training part of club participation — and young participants say they truly benefit from it By Lorraine Stevenson co-operator staff


f the little girl in a blue dress enthusing about Smurfs at last spring’s 4-H provincial public speaking competition had a case of the jitters, she didn’t let it show. Hallie Scott, nine, delighted her audience and judges, and the first-place trophy she won in the Junior One-Person Visual category in Winnipeg that day now sits proudly in her bedroom at home in McCreary. She learned she’d have to write and make a speech when she joined the Busy Hands 4-H Club. “I wasn’t happy about it,” said Scott. “Because I was scared to do it.” But she faced her fears, first getting up before an audience at the Ladies Legion Hall in town, and then at Regionals in Ste. Rose. Mom Tammie Scott remembers her daughter’s reaction when the judges called her name at the Provincials. “I think she was very surprised,” said Tammie. “And then she was very, very proud.”

Sarah de Baets, a 2012 provincial communications winner says 4-H’s speech project has helped boost her confidence at school and other extracurricular activities.  courtesy photos

I have something to say

the 2012 winners

In Notre Dame, 12-year-old Sarah de Baets of Somerset’s Combined 4-H Club earned the top prize in the Junior Public Speaking category. Her topic was a straw bale house on her family’s farm near Notre Dame. She memorized her speech and said giving it wasn’t “really as hard as it seems.“ “I do enjoy it,” said de Baets. “I get rather nervous, but once I’m up there I’m fine. And it just kind of makes me feel that I have something to say and that people will listen.” There’s a lesson there for grown-ups. “One of the No. 1 fears that adults have is speaking in front of a crowd,” said Julie Labossiere, 4-H Manitoba’s communications chairperson and organizer of the yearly provincial competition which rotates between Brandon, Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie. “Being able to speak in front of people, about a topic they’re passionate about... we think it’s really important to teach members (about that) at an early age.”

Junior Speech Sarah De Baets – Somerset Combined Lauren McKee – Neepawa and Area Silver Spurs Intermediate Speech Mikayla Ruus – Home School 4-H – Eastman Daisy McKee – Neepawa and Area Beef Senior Speech Amy Unger – Headingley 4-H Club Robert Yusishen – Stead Settlers 4-H Club Junior Two-Person Visual Tansy Tober and Talia Tober – Lakeside 4-H Beef Club Tayah Vanstone and Phoebe Riddell – Miami Activity 4-H Club Intermediate Two-Person Visual Willow Tkachuk and Emily Tkachuk – Vita Venturer’s Leland Bramley and Tristan Labelle – Minnedosa MultiPurpose 4-H Club Senior Two-Person Visual Brittany Soroka and Bailey Meyers – Balmoral 4-H Club Chris Wear and Shawna Wear – Boissevain Home and Hobby

Since 1926

Those involved in the competition say learning to speak in front of a living, breathing audience offers something that tweeting, blogging, and online blustering never will. Public speaking has been central to 4-H programs in Manitoba since 1926, while the provincial competition dates back to 1947 and remains a popular event to this day. The result is untold numbers of young people, just like Hallie and Sarah, transformed from trembling next-in-lines to confident young public speakers. “It’s really one of our cornerstones of the 4-H program itself,” said Labossiere. Speakers at all competition levels are judged on a points system, but what makes a winner is an ability to connect with listeners. Labossiere, also a 4-H leader at Lorette and Ile des Chenes, sees that happen all the time. It’s amazing to watch and listen to these young people, she said. “They are proud to present and share their stories with their audiences,” she said. “I get the sense they really enjoy it and they really enjoy the competition. They work hard and they really want to be there.” The confidence they gain can last a lifetime, she added. “Public speaking is a highly transferable skill,” she said.

Butterflies quelled

St. Francois Xavier’s Fiona Jochum, 18, placed first in the 2012 Senior One-Person Visual cat-

Tammie Scott of McCreary said her nine-year-old daughter Hallie Scott was thrilled to win the Junior One-Person Visual category at this spring’s competition.

egory. Her presentation was on the need to wear a helmet to prevent sport-related head injuries. The longtime member of Rosser Guys and Gals Club said having had to do a speech every year has helped her learn to channel her nervous energy. “I still get butterflies because you don’t know how it’s going to go,” she said. “But once I start my speech, I forget about those worries and just start talking about my topic.” She said she is grateful to 4-H for this training. “It has certainly helped me in school when you have to give presentations and talk to the class,” she said. “You know how to enunciate. That’s good for sure. And it just gives you confidence, even in carrying on regular conversations or meeting new people.” Mikayla Ruus agrees. The 15-year-old Ile des Chenes teen took first in the Intermediate Speech category for a talk about braces. She said she felt “the most nervous ever in my life.” “But aside from how shaky my hands were, my voice was steady,” she said, adding her confidence and self-esteem grows with every presentation. “Even in any other activity where I’m asked to go up in front of people, I’m way more confident,” she said.

Junior One-Person Visual Hallie Scott – McCreary Busy Hands 4-H Club Madelaine Toupin – Anola Northern Lights 4-H Club Intermediate One-Person Visual Chris Jermey – Lakeside 4-H Beef Natasha Geeregat – Mariapolis Baldur 4-H Club Senior One-Person Visual Fiona Jochum – Rosser Guys and Gals Michelle Coupland – Boissevain Home and Hobby

Tomorrow’s leaders

In recognition of 4-H Canada’s 100th anniversary in 2013, Farm Credit Canada is planning a special Centennial Public Speaking Program and will award $500 to the winner in each age category at provincial competitions. The event draws many dynamic young people, said Ted Young, a past president of the Canadian 4-H Council and now with the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture program. And it is also key leadership training, said Young. “A leader needs to be able to speak publicly. You have to be able to articulate, and succinctly and clearly speak to the issues.” 4-H Manitoba is gearing with the rest of the country to celebrate the 100th anniversary of 4-H in 2013. This is an occasional feature that will focus on the program and its achievements in its Manitoba birthplace.


The Manitoba Co-Operator | September 20, 2012



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September is supper time

Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes 4 large baking potatoes (about 2 pounds) 1/2 c. Dijon mustard 1/4 c. Bee Maid liquid honey 1/2 tsp. crushed dried thyme leaves Salt and pepper to taste

Lorraine Stevenson

Peel potatoes and cut each into six to eight pieces. Cover potatoes with salted water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes 12 to 15 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Combine mustard, Bee Maid liquid honey, and thyme in small bowl. Toss potatoes with honey-thyme mustard in large bowl until evenly coated. Arrange potatoes on foil-lined baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until potatoes begin to brown around edges. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

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f you’re sorry summer is over, don’t be. Fall in Manitoba is a demanding time, but it’s also pure pleasure, with its dusky sunsets and crisp colours, and lots going on in our communities. This past Sunday was the third annual Open Farm Day, with 51 host farms welcoming visitors. This year’s event also featured four special “Grazing in the Field” suppers, held at Asessippi, Woodlands, Steinbach and Lower Fort Garry. Tickets were disappointingly sold out by the time I started planning to go to one. But every seat filled is an encouraging sign of Open Farm Day’s increasing popularity, with more Manitobans venturing out where all too few seldom go — a farm specifically, and rural Manitoba generally. There’s another reason to venture outside the Perimeter this time of year, which you might want to call Open-the-Belt-a Notch-or-two Month. We’re already well into fall supper season, with halls and church basements packed with people tucking into steaming plates of turkey or beef or both, small mountains of mashed potatoes and veggies, airy homemade buns, jiggly jellied salads, and, gravy over everything, yes please! If there’s room afterwards, we waddle back to the buffet for a piece of pie or slice. I’ve noticed if you go to the same supper year after year, you start to know who bakes and brings what, and, of course, you hope they’ll never, ever stop. You’ll find an online map at for locating as many fall suppers as you could ever hope to eat. The site is maintained by Red River College faculty member Orest Kinasevych and lists supper dates, times, locations and phone numbers, plus Orest’s, “I can’t guarantee any of it,” disclaimer. So call ahead to be sure. You might want to post your group’s meal date on the site too. There can never be too many fall suppers.

Here’s a selection of recipes this week from a variety of sources, including a pork stew, a new cookie recipe and a recipe using honey which I chose in order to remind you of another September event — Manitoba Honey Days at The Forks, Centre Court September 28 to 30. You can see, sample and buy honey from Manitoba beekeepers, including specialty honey derived from diverse plant sources across the province.

Source: The National Honey Board

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Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Cookies This is a winning recipe from the Ontario Home Ec Association’s Canola Cookie Contest in 2012. To make the cookies: 2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 2/3 c. canola oil 1/3 c. canola margarine 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. white sugar 2 eggs 1-1/2 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 lbs. Canadian pork leg or loin, cut into cubes 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced 3 c. chicken broth 2 tsp. dried thyme leaves 1 tsp. grated lemon rind 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/4 c. cold water 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 c. frozen green beans

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Trim off any visible fat from pork, then brown pork cubes in batches. Add onions, celery, broth, thyme, lemon rind and juice. Cover and simmer one hour or until meat is tender. Whisk together flour and water; add to meat mixture along with sweet potatoes and green beans. Increase heat and boil gently about 20-30 more minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and liquid has thickened. Yield: Serves 8 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 80 - 90 minutes

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, mix flour and baking soda and set aside. In mixing bowl, cream canola oil and margarine together slowly. Added sugars and eggs. Combine well. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Slowly add flour and baking soda mixture. Mix until smooth. Drop tbsp.-sized balls of cookie dough on to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently press down on the cookie dough balls with a fork, making a crisscross pattern on top. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until done. Remove to a cooling rack. To make the banana frosting: 1 banana mashed 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. cream cheese 5 c. icing sugar

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Mash a banana with fork and place in an electric mixing bowl along with vanilla extract. Place 1/2 cup of room temperature cream cheese in the mixing bowl and blend with banana until fully combined. Slowly add icing sugar one cup at a time until smooth, thick texture is achieved. Once cookies have cooled, assemble sandwiches with a generous dollop of banana frosting in between two cookies. Yield: 20 cookie sandwiches Source: Manitoba Canola Growers

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The Manitoba Co-Operator | September 20, 2012



ennifer Jackson stood at the dining room window of the Jackson house gazing out across the yard and up the driveway and down the empty beyond. “I thought they were going to be here at two o’clock,” she said. “Where the heck are they?” Andrew looked up from the sports section. “As Winnie the Pooh would say,” he said, “you never can tell with newlyweds.” “You mean bees,” said Jennifer. “Winnie the Pooh said you never can tell with bees.” “Bees and newlyweds then,” said Andrew. “And of the two,” he added, “I think newlyweds are less predictable.” Jennifer heaved a sigh. “One more reason to never be a newlywed,” she said, but just as she spoke the familiar rumble of her brother Brady’s Trans Am could be heard coming up the road. “Finally! They’re here!” Jennifer was off like a shot, the front door slamming behind her as she raced out into the yard to greet Brady and Amanda. Andrew got up from his own chair to stand at the window. He watched the car pull into the yard and park, and smiled to see Jennifer open the passenger side door from outside, and then give her new sister-in-law a great big hug before the girl even had time to get completely out of the car. Andrew felt a hand on his arm as Rose appeared beside him. “They look happy,” said Andrew. “That’s a very good thing,” said Rose, and then turned towards the door as it opened to let the three youngsters in. “Welcome back,” she said giving each of the newlyweds a welcoming hug. “Come and sit! How are you?” “We’re awesome!” said Amanda seating herself in the chair next to Brady and leaning her head comfortably on his shoulder. Brady nodded in agreement. “I don’t know if everybody’s honeymoon is as fun as ours,” he said, “but that was pretty amazing! Two weeks of sleeping in, relaxing, eating and having somebody else do all the work. The only thing we had to do was cook, and that was just part of the fun! It was a little like being back in the Garden of Eden.” “Except in the Garden of Eden nobody had to work or cook,” said Jennifer. “A small unimportant detail,” said Brady.



“How was the East Coast?” asked Rose. “And where did you stay?” “The coast is spectacular,” said Brady. “We stayed in a beautiful little house on Cape Breton Island. Just the two of us. And the ghosts of course. The house wasn’t on the coast but on Cape Breton you’re never more than a few minutes from the coast anyway.” “Ghosts? You and the ghosts?” Rose was both surprised and incredulous. “The house was haunted,” said Amanda.

“Who knew? The brochure didn’t mention that.” There was a moment of silence while the others pondered this. “Seriously? You stayed in a haunted house on your honeymoon?” said Jennifer. “How cool is that?” “Well it was a little bit of a shock at first,” said Amanda, “but it turns out neither of us is afraid of ghosts and the ghosts didn’t seem to care that we were there as long as we stayed out of the second bedroom. Which was fine with us since we didn’t mind sharing a bedroom.” “Especially a bedroom with a $30,000 antique Victorian four-poster bed in it,” added Brady. “My goodness,” said Rose. She turned to Andrew. “We’ve never slept in a $30,000 bed.” “Depends how you look at it,” said Andrew. “If you factor in everything that’s come out of it our bed has cost us a lot more than that!” “True enough,” said Rose, “though it’s not the same thing at all.” Brady laughed. “The problem with a $30,000 bed is, if you have one you feel like you need to stay in it most of the time to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.” “Which is less of a problem when you’re on a honeymoon I suppose,” said Rose. “But you did find other things to do I’m guessing?” “Oh yes!” said Amanda. “We drove the Cabot Trail, we saw humpback whales and bald eagles and moose and puffins and ate oysters and lobster and mussels and salmon and saw the Rankin Family play at a little pub in Baddeck…” “And that was just Monday,” said Brady. “Tuesday we didn’t get up till two.” “I just changed my mind,” said Jennifer. The others turned to look at her. “About getting married,” she said. “I’ve decided I want a honeymoon.” Amanda laughed. “And you should have one someday,” she said. “But when the time comes don’t forget there’s only one detail that really matters.” “Really?” said Jennifer. “What’s that?” Amanda looked up at Brady. “Whom you go with,” she said. Brady grinned. “You got that right,” he said turning his head to kiss Amanda’s forehead. “You sure got that right!”

Waste not, want not — and yes, that includes zucchini What to do with all those food odds and ends? Make soup By Donna Gamache FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR


grew up on a farm in the ’50s, where nothing was wasted — because, of course, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” This is a habit I cannot give up, even though today money in our household is a little more plentiful. The “throwaway society” of the 21st century doesn’t exist for me. I cannot throw away clothing just because I’ve grown tired. If I’m absolutely to the point of hating an item, then I can at least give it to a second-hand store, or — if it’s not good enough for that — it hits the ragbag. My frugality doesn’t end with clothing but also extends to food. During the summer, this includes garden produce, and in this I am greatly helped by my husband who plants and looks after a goodsize garden. We often have an excess of green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and, of course, zucchinis, and I HATE to throw out food. If I can’t give away any extra vegetables, we have to eat them, or put them away for later use. I try to freeze enough beans and corn, and can enough tomatoes to last the winter. I’ll even make a few pickles or some jars of relish or salsa. But when it comes to zucchini, I’m

Take a good look. A zucchini like this one just may be dropped off on a doorstep near you. PHOTO: DONNA GAMACHE

sometimes defeated. Before long, we’ve eaten zucchini cake, muffins, cookies, “zucchini cutlets,” mock apple pie, and just ordinary fried or barbecued zucchinis. My freezer is filled with grated zucchini for baking and for soup thickener, and sliced zucchini for casseroles and soups. Fortunately, some of my neighbours welcome zucchini — at least

for a while, though eventually they all declare “Enough!” Only then do I occasionally resort to throwing an overgrown zucchini on the compost pile — not a total waste, after all. It’s not just garden produce that I can’t throw out — when it comes to any kind of food, I absolutely hate the idea of waste. When I lived on the farm, leftover meals were the norm, and if we didn’t eat it, the dog would. Now, living in town, and without a dog, I still keep all the leftovers — and thus I have become a maker of soup. I may serve leftovers (or “planned-overs,” as I prefer to call them) on a second day. But after that they go into the soup pot — or they are frozen in small containers for a “sometime later” soup. I rarely follow any soup recipe. Of course, I use chicken and turkey carcasses for big soups but I create a lot of smaller ones too, with a day or two’s worth of leftovers. They’re always a mixture and always different. Whatever meat remains is cut into small pieces — even a single sausage will do, or half a pork chop brought back from a restaurant meal — and whatever vegetables, pasta, rice or barley are left over, with a few fresh vegetables, noodles and spices added, if I think they’re needed. Leftover soup goes into the next day’s soup! A hamburgerbased soup can easily mix with a chicken-

or sausage-based one. It makes for some interesting flavours. In my early adult years, before I was married, I boarded at a couple of different homes. One of these — I’ll call her “Mrs. Trying-to-be-Thrifty” — was even more frugal than I am today — or at least she intended to be. Her refrigerator was always full of leftover bits of this and that, but it seemed to me that she rarely used them. The leftovers would sit there and sit there, gradually drying up or turning various shades of green. We never got food poisoning, because she never did use them. Sometimes, the second boarder and I actually sorted through the items, when our landlady was out of the house, and threw out some of the older ones. Fortunately, I don’t have that problem. I make soup frequently, every second day or so, so the tidbits of leftovers seldom accumulate. Though I do admit that on occasion, my husband has been known to comment that there are a lot of small containers in our refrigerator, and it might be starting to get that “Mrs. Thrifty” look. If you see me coming, some July or August, be prepared for zucchini or other vegetables. And if you come for lunch, even in summer, be prepared for soup! Donna Gamache writes from MacGregor, Manitoba


The Manitoba Co-Operator | September 20, 2012


What’s wrong with my tomatoes? Here’s an update on some of the problems that can affect them By Albert Parsons Freelance contributor


get phone calls from gardeners all the time, and this year I have received a lot concerning tomatoes. Many seem to be experiencing problems on their tomato plants so here’s an update on some of the diseases. The most serious is late blight which is caused by a fungus, develops very quickly and invariably destroys the crop. Greyish-looking, irregularly shaped patches appear on the leaves sometimes accompanied by a white mould. The grey spots become dry and papery and black areas will develop on the stems. There is no cure for this disease; prevention involves a regular spray program using a copper-based fungicide before it strikes. This disease organism does not usually live over winter in our cold climate and the fungus comes in on the wind. My area had a severe outbreak a few years ago when most gardeners lost their tomato crop. Even if picked when the first signs of the disease are noticed, the fruit will rot before it ripens. This serious disease was the cause of the historic potato famine in Ireland. Early blight, although serious, is not as difficult to deal with as late blight. Early blight, also caused by a fungus, can live over winter in the soil. Practising good hygiene by cleaning every scrap of tomato foliage off the garden in the fall is important in preventing the development. A copperbased fungicide will prevent the disease and the application of such a fungicide will halt the development of it if discovered early enough. The symptoms of early blight include dark spots on the leaves with concentric rings around them. The leaves turn yellow and then die — older leaves are the first to succumb.

Top left: Catfacing with shoulder cracking. Top right: Catfacing with bulges on blossom end. Bottom left: Catfacing with concentric circles around the stem. Bottom right: Blossom end rot.   PHOTO: ALBERT PARSONS

Another fungal disease, septoria leaf spot, causes paper-like patches to develop on the leaves and tiny dark specks appear on the patches. Older leaves are the first to develop the symptoms; a fungicide spray program will control the disease. There are two wilts that attack tomato plants and these diseases are often mistaken for the dreaded blights. Fusarium wilt and verticillium wilt both cause the leaves to turn yellow and then brown. The plants may appear wilted during the day but recover at night. These diseases most often develop during cool weather. Eventually the entire plant will

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die although the fruit, if picked early enough, is often usable. The best preventive measure to take against wilt diseases is to use resistant varieties. The capital letters V and F after the variety name on the plant tag or in the seed catalogue will indicate a resistance to the diseases. Two other afflictions that affect tomatoes are caused by wide fluctuations in moisture levels during the growing season. One of them is blossom end rot. This pathogen causes the fruit to develop rot at the blossom end and eventually the fruit rots. Too much nitrogen in the soil will exacerbate the

problem; therefore it is not wise to use a high-nitrogen fertilizer on tomatoes. The disease is encouraged by a lack of calcium in the soil so adding bone meal or crushed eggshells to the planting holes at planting-out time will help to ward off the disease. Mulching the plants will help to maintain a more even moisture level in the soil. The other disease, called fruit cracking, is also the result of rapid growth and too much fluctuation in moisture levels. The cracks can be radial, radiating out from the stem on the top of the fruit or develop in concentric circles around the stem. Although the cracks are unsightly, they do not make the fruit inedible and the damaged portions can be cut off and the fruit used as usual. Catfacing, another form of cracking, occurs at the blossom end and may involve bulges and deformation as well as cracks. Cold weather at the time of blossoming can result in some tissue death that produces misshapen fruits with lots of bulges and crevices. The symptoms are usually only on those fruits that developed at a particular time and most will be unaffected; the disease does not attack the foliage and the plants will look healthy — which they are. Many tomato diseases are weather related — too much moisture, too cool temperatures, long dry spells followed by heavy rainfall are examples. The more serious fungal diseases will develop more often in wet weather and vigilance will be required to combat these. Tomatoes are so popular they are included in almost every garden. If you grow tomatoes, you will need to know how to protect your plants from some of the more prevalent diseases so that you can reap the rewards of your efforts. Albert Parsons writes from Minnedosa, Manitoba

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By Stan Harder Freelance contributor

Grain storage on the Prairies is undergoing rapid change — no more wooden box granaries, just huge, metal silos. In consequence there are a lot of empty old-style granaries farmers are simply disposing of for firewood or burning on site and burying the nails. I converted two of them into huts — one bunkhouse and one double-bed unit, for a cost of about $2,500 for both. Right now these are used for family and are not used for income, although I’m sure I would have no problem renting them out — kind of like camping without the tent. Perhaps my idea may be useful for some other rural folks looking to add to their income. I dug a small pond for use as an old-style “swimming hole” and added a 300-gallon plastic water tank nearby for smaller kids to use.

Pelican Lake near Ninette, Manitoba.   PHOTO: LILLIAN DEEDMAN

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