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CWB issues final annual report from single-desk era Ownership of the board’s assets is still disputed By Allan Dawson co-operator staff


ereals sold through the Canadian Wheat Board last year fetched prices ranging from $7.48 to $15.30 a tonne more than U.S. prices, the board’s final annual report under the single-desk era shows. The Canadian Wheat Board earned $7.2 billion in revenue, distributing $4.85 billion to farmers — the third highest for both on record — in 2011-12. “We are actually very proud of those results in that final year given the change (ending the monopoly)... while the whole sales process was going on,” CWB president and CEO Ian White said in an interview May 14. The annual report was tabled in the House of Commons Feb. 15 and posted on the CWB’s website early last month without any public announcement or followup meetings with farmers. The wheat board sold 19.98 million tonnes of wheat, durum and barley in the crop year that ended July 31, 2012, up almost 500,000 tonnes from the year previous. To measure its marketing performance early in the crop year See CWB on page 8 »

Leaders past and present include Kevin Hyndman (l), now McConnell Beef Club head leader, Jack Boyd, leader from 1962 to 1994, and Margaret Boyd (front), who was “officially” a leader from 1979 to 1994 alongside her husband but put in many more years putting together skit nights and organizing club suppers and uniforms. Agnes Bridge (r) is the daughter of the club’s founder, the late Gordon Killoh.   photo: lorraine stevenson

McConnell Beef Club: Holding the record as the oldest 4-H club in Canada

McConnell 4-H Beef Club’s records show the club has been around since 1922 By Lorraine Stevenson co-operator staff / hamiota

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n 1922, a teacher in McConnell duly recorded the reason for so many empty desks in her classroom by writing “Boys and Girls Club” beside the names of those absent. Now 91 years young, McConnell Beef Club is the longest continuously active club anywhere in Canada — even surviving its namesake. McConnell is officially listed as one of Manitoba’s ghost towns. The club’s nine members and alumni will celebrate that accomplishment June 1 as part the 100th anniversary celebrations of 4-H in Canada. ( The very first

club, founded in Roland in 1913, is no longer active.) “We may be even earlier than that, but we know for sure we were 1922,” said Kim McConnell, a club member in the mid-1960s who went on to co-found the marketing and communications firm AdFarm and was recently inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame. McConnell, located an hour’s drive northwest of Brandon, today draws kids from as far away as Oakburn and Isabella. In Kim McConnell’s day, there were lots of farm kids in the area and, like him, many shared the name of the small village. “North of town there, it was all McConnells,” he recalled. The club was founded by Gordon Killoh,

and he would have been in his late teens at the time, said his daughter, Agnes Bridge of Hamiota. He started the club after coming home from his studies at agricultural college for the farm year — where he would have learned the art of judging cattle. While the McConnell part of the name has been in continuous use, the other part has changed over the years. It was a Boys and Girls Club in 1922 and became the Swine Club in 1925, before taking the Beef Club name in 1933. Bridge said her most vivid memories date to the 1950s, when she was a young member learning to lead and show a calf. See 4-H on page 6 »



The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Did you know?


Why a curling rock curls

The elusive wild hog Unrestricted hunting has kept feral wild boar numbers low in Manitoba

One of curling’s great mysteries has been solved Staff


CROPS A new wheat research alliance The federal government supports Saskatchewan research initiative


FEATURE A job well done Cigi food scientist Linda Malcomson steps down after 30 years


CROSSROADS Harvest Moon rising An initiative that connects farmers with consumers is expanding its network

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wedish researchers who specialize in studying friction and wear in industrial systems have uncovered the secret to why a curling rock curls. The globally popular sport gets its name from the slightly curved or “curl” path the stones take when released by the player towards the target area nearly 30 metres away. As soon as the player releases the stone, it is only affected by the friction against the ice. The friction can be slightly reduced, and therefore the sliding distance somewhat increased by intensively sweeping the ice just in front of the sliding stone. The stone, which weighs nearly 20 kg rotates slowly based on the spin the player applies upon release and typically revolves two to three times during the 25 seconds it takes to travel the length of the sheet. Despite years of speculations among the curlers and several scientific articles, so far no one has been able to present a good explanation to why the curling stones actually curl. Interestingly, other rotating objects sliding over a surface curl in the opposite direction (make a simple test by sliding, for example, a glass turned upside down over a slippery floor). However, a team of Uppsala University researchers in Sweden found that the curved path is due to the microscopic roughness of the stone producing microscopic scratches in the ice sheet. As the stone slides over the ice the rough-

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ness on its leading half produces small scratches or grooves in the ice. The rotation of the stone will give the scratches a slight deviation from the sliding direction. When the rough protrusions on the trailing half shortly pass the same area, they cross the scratches from the front in a small angle and have a tendency to follow them. The importance of having a proper roughness of the sliding surface on the stone to give it the expected trajectory, is since long known among curlers, the Uppsala release says. However, this has not previously been coupled to the steering mechanism. While working on their model the Uppsala researchers experimented with pre-scratching of the ice in various ways, and could then observe that also non-rotating stones could be guided. Stones with very smooth, polished sliding surface were, however, not affected by the scratches.



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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

Flash flood swamps farmyard Meltwaters from Riding Mountain National Park highlands swept through a farmyard near Gilbert Plains By Daniel Winters co-operator staff


Gilbert Plains family is blaming illegal drainage for the flash flood that had swept through their farmyard April 28 — causing $500,000 in losses. “It was truly like something you would watch on TV,” said Karen Von Bargen, who ranches with her husband Craig. Amazed by the force of the sudden deluge, they clung to fences as they scrambled to rescue 100 feeder pigs, calves, horses and donkeys from their corrals. Most of their livestock either swam or was dragged to higher ground, but as of last week, the effect of the icy waters had already claimed a dozen calves that fell sick in the days afterward. The culprit, say the Von Bargens, is widespread drainage to the south on farmland along the four-mile stretch that lies between their ranch and the highlands of Riding Mountain National Park. Even though they live two miles away from the Wilson River, and are about 45 feet above it, the removal of the land’s flood water buffering capacity has increased to the point that their yard is now at risk of freak, sudden spring melt conditions. Water that used to take three to four weeks to drain off, now can rush towards them in as little as eight hours. “The water comes off the hills

“Every year it gets worse. We see a faster rate of water go through, but this year took the cake.”

Craig Von Bargen

and the farmers don’t like it sitting on their fields,” said Craig. “Every year it gets worse. We see a faster rate of water go through, but this year took the cake.” Drainage of large sloughs and an array of dikes, diversions, and channels built in recent years has sped up the flow of water that comes off a 140-foot grade from the park. The flood arrived suddenly at about 2:30 p.m., then started to recede by about 8 p.m. By the next morning, the water was back in its natural run. Most of their 200 head of cattle were out of the yard, with only a few cows and calves in the pens. One herd of cattle in an area to the south of the yard was forced to swim to safety as the rushing torrent about one-eighth of a mile wide and about three to five feet deep swept through. “Thank God most of them were out on the quarter section,” said Craig. “It was just like a river with a current.” The Von Bargens gave senior officials from the RM of Gilbert

Pregnant donkeys are towed out of danger behind an ATV. Although they are miles from the nearest river, a flash flood swept through the Von Bargens’ yard near Gilbert Plains on April 28 leaving them with over a dozen dead calves.  photo: submitted

Plains and Manitoba Water Stewardship a tour of the damage, but they’re not optimistic that compensation will be forthcoming. “We have EMO forms to fill out but it doesn’t look very promising,” said Craig. Karen estimated the damage at $500,000, after tallying up the cost of a ruined outdoor wood furnace, 1,000 soaked round hay bales, a flooded machine shop, and dead calves. “Landowners and especially farmers are supposed to be keepers of the land,” said Karen. “We should leave the buffer areas such as trees, fencelines, sloughs, and natural runs alone as nature intended.”

RM of Gilbert Plains Reeve Jim Michaluk said that the drainage situation in the area has worsened over the years to the point that the spring melt is now overwhelming existing infrastructure in a matter of hours when in the past it took weeks. “You’re trying to force all this water through all these little pipes and they can’t do it so it just goes into overland flooding,” said Michaluk. Lack of enforcement of drainage regulations by Water Stewardship on private property is to blame, he said, adding that numerous letters of complaint sent to provincial government officials haven’t been adequately addressed.

“We can do our own little things along ditches, but we can’t do anything on private property,” said Michaluk. Limited jurisdiction for undertaking repair work is a problem common to many rural municipalities, he added. In one case, his RM had everything arranged it needed to fix a washed out road from 2011, but without consent from a provincial engineer, the work couldn’t proceed. “A l l t h e m a t e r i a l s we re waiting,” he said. “But it never got done and now the road is twice as bad.”

Migrant workers left with hard row to hoe Temporary seasonal workers can come to Canada year after year, providing essential farm labour, but they can’t work their way to permanent resident status By Shannon VanRaes CO-OPERATOR STAFF


igrant labourers who travel to Manitoba for seasonal agricultural work will now be covered by provincial health care during their stay. The announcement last week was applauded by those seeking better working conditions for the hundreds of workers, mostly from Mexico, who travel north each year to do some of Manitoba’s lowestpaid and most arduous farm jobs. “Some of these workers come year after year, for decades even, and will never get permanent residency... they are permanently temporary, good enough to work here, but not good enough to live here,” said Sarah Zell, one of three authors of a recent report on working conditions for migrants called Migrant Voices: Stories of Agricultural Workers in Manitoba. She said providing medical coverage is a strong step in the right direction, but more needs to be done.

More needed

The collaboration between the Migrant Worker Solidarity

Network and The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the report outlines several major issues affecting temporary agricultural workers, chief among them, the need for safer work environments and better training in native languages. The report was presented to the Manitoba government during a rally at the legislature last week. “I take the recommendations very, very seriously, there is always more work to do,” said Christine Melnick, Manitoba’s minister of culture and immigration. “It’s important for us to recognize the hard, physically demanding work that seasonal agricultural workers do, and the important role seasonal agricultural workers play in Manitoba’s agricultural economy cannot be overstated.” Beyond safer working conditions, the report also calls for better social and living conditions for the workers, who must leave family behind to come to Canada. “More than anything, it is pretty much a struggle to be here,” reads a quote from one anonymous migrant worker cited in the report.

Working 80 hours a week and living far from their families takes a significant toll on workers, said Jodi Read who also worked on the report. “They don’t have a way to integrate into Canadian society, they are dependent on the farm owner — their employer — for transportation to get groceries, for transportation for any kind of medical issue, for interacting at all with anyone not on the farm, and those are issues we need to consider,” she said.


Rally organizers noted no migrant workers were able to attend the event, or be on hand to hear the news that they’re now eligible for provincial health coverage. Read said that fears of retaliation and job loss prevent seasonal agricultural workers who come to Manitoba under the temporary foreign worker program from stepping up to protect their rights — if they even know what rights they have. “What are the Canadian regulations? What are my rights? What happens if I speak up about rights, will I be repatriated? Will

I be sent home early? These are the vulnerabilities and questions workers have,” said Read. Federal and provincial governments need to address these issues, she said, but added that Manitoba has been a leader when it comes to improving conditions for migrant agricultural workers. In addition to providing health care, the province’s employment standard’s board has also undertaken “proactive investigations” of work sites to ensure rights are being protected, she said. “It’s really exciting to see that the province is responding.” On the federal side, the report indicates a need for accessible pathways to permanent residency, access to unemployment insurance’s sick benefits and programming that allows workers to more easily transfer from one farm to another. “Recently the federal government took away the rights of migrant workers to receive parental benefits through employment insurance, and one very easy thing they can do is to reverse that decision,” she said. Read hopes the report helps draw attention to the obstacles

Sarah Zell co-authored a report on migrant workers in Manitoba.   Photo: Shannon VanRaes

faced by the approximately 400 temporary seasonal workers who travel to Manitoba each year. “I really want to see Manitobans recognize that we have these workers and interact with them,” Read said.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Protect that investment

I Laura Rance Editor

t’s no secret that farmland is getting pretty pricey. The latest data released by Farm Credit Canada shows the average value of farmland in Manitoba increased by 13.9 per cent during the second half of 2012. Nationally, the average value of farmland has increased at the average annual rate of 12 per cent since 2008, about twice the rate of increase from 2002 to 2007. As investments go, land is a pretty good one. Farmers who own land are seeing their net worth increase without turning a

wheel. Commodity prices have been strong, interest rates low and there’s a deeply rooted rhetoric that says they aren’t making any more of it. Meanwhile, the global demand for food is growing. Recent agricultural outlook reports in Canada and the United States suggest that while crop prices are expected to come down from recent highs, prices are projected to remain above historical averages over the next 10 years, the FCC release says. “The outlook for Canadian agriculture is really positive,” notes chief FCC agricultural economist. J.P. Gervais. So the question becomes, why when their future profitability depends on their soil’s productivity are farmers letting soil simply blow away? Exceedingly high, gusty winds are becoming a regular occurrence in southern Manitoba during April, May and June. But it is hard to imagine ever becoming accustomed to seeing the midday sky darkened by some of the most expensive dirt in the West. Events like these underscore a growing concern in scientific circles that modern agricultural practices are not only destroying the soil, they are killing humanity’s last chance of mitigating climate change. If that sounds like a heavy, it is. There was a public screening of the British documentary “Humus: the forgotten climate aid,” at the University of Winnipeg earlier this month, just as farmers were literally starting to ‘kick up the dust’ putting this year’s crop in the ground. “Hidden away beneath our feet is the last chance for our climate,” the narrator warns. This is a relatively new twist on the linkage between agriculture and global warming. The sector is credited with contributing between 17 and 32 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions globally. But the decline of humus, not to be confused with the Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, refers to the generally declining health of the Earth’s soils, most notably their ability to absorb and store CO2 by converting it into organic matter. A recent article by Kristin Ohlson in the journal Discover quotes Ohio State University soil scientist Rattan Lal as saying agricultural soils of the world have the potential to soak up 13 per cent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today, which is the equivalent of scrubbing every ounce of CO2 released into the atmosphere since 1982. In other words, soil could be a powerful tool in stabilizing our climate. In its healthy state, it can store twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. But not the way we’re going about things. Definitions vary, but soil humus is related to its stability, texture, water-holding capacity and the amount of living organisms such as earthworms, nematodes, protozoa, fungi, bacteria and various arthropods. It’s only in recent times that researchers have started to characterize the soil as a living entity, instead of a growth medium. Efforts to understand the connections between how we treat the soil, its health and our climate have intensified along with the frequency of weather-related natural disasters. “Soil research is becoming a matter of survival,” the film tells us. The premise of this documentary is that tillage and monoculture associated with modern agriculture destroys the soil’s structure. As well, the focus on fertilizing plants with chemical fertilizers rather than feeding the soil kills the micro-organisms responsible for soil’s natural fertility. The linkages between tillage and soil health are well known. Prairie farmers are among the world leaders in the adoption of no-till farming, not only because it helps keep soil from eroding, but because they have seen continued improvements in productivity due to better moisture retention and fertility. This has increased the diversity of crops they can grow. However, the suggested link between chemical fertilizer and declining soil health is bound to be met with skepticism. Building stable humus, or overall soil fertility will take time and quite possibly radical changes in land-management and cropping practices. But it starts with keeping the dirt beneath our feet — instead of grit between our teeth.

Dairy farmers show some bend in supply management By Sylvain Charlebois


he Canadian Dairy Commission is finally recognizing it needs to change. We may, in fact, be witnessing the emergence of a new approach: let’s call it Supply Management 2.0, if you will. The commission recently created a new milk class for mozzarella cheese, which takes effect June 1 and which is expected to reduce costs for Canadian-made mozzarella used by restaurants that make pizza. But whether or not pizza will become more affordable for Canadian consumers remains to be seen. Regardless, mounting macroeconomic forces are compelling dairy farmers to rethink their strategy around supply management. Supply management, Canada’s production quota system for dairy and other commodities, was established more than 50 years ago to balance supply and domestic demand for dairy products. Prohibitive tariffs, coupled with quotas, on dairy product imports sometimes exceed 300 per cent. Many food processors in Canada, including the food-service sector, were forced to look for different ways to reduce production costs. Importers found a way to circumvent current rules to escape duties; one company in particular, Pizza Pizza Ltd., became good at it. Pizza Pizza Ltd., one of the largest pizzeria chains in the country, figured out it could purchase mozzarella in packaged cheese-and-pepperoni pizza topping sets in the United States and import them into Canada. It was estimated that as much as 4,000 tonnes of American-made mozzarella was now coming into Canada annually in duty-free kits. Unsurprisingly, dairy farmers decided to challenge Pizza Pizza’s practice before the courts. It was an obscure, lengthy battle before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, which is still ongoing, that has led to the loosening of the regulation on imported mozzarella, set for June 1.



The current government in Ottawa has made market access a top priority. Canada is trying to close a trade deal with the European Union while reaching out to the ever-growing Asia-Pacific market by engaging with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But Canada’s continuing attempt to have it both ways — demanding greater access to other markets while essentially prohibiting access to our market for some commodities, like dairy — has undermined our moral authority abroad when negotiating trade deals. Essentially, dairy farmers don’t have a choice. They need to change and supply management, in its current unbending, inadaptable form, needs to improve. Fortunately, the creation of a new milk category signals that dairy farmers are now willing to recognize that some situations warrant adjustments. Because of Canada’s demographic situation, domestic growth is impossible. Milk consumption per capita in Canada is at an all-time low, and dairy farms in Canada are disappearing, despite our protectionist policies. In 1971, when supply management in dairy came into effect, there were 122,000 dairy farms in the country. Today, there are fewer than 13,000. A demand-focused approach to dairy products and research is clearly needed. Supply management once played an important role in our agricultural economy, but those days are long gone. The commission’s move, no matter how small, is welcome news. A new supply management model should increase the competitive advantage of our food-processing and food-service sectors, not destroy it. But if this tactic fails to provide continuing evidence that supply management can adapt, it will need to go. Sylvain Charlebois is associate dean of the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph.

May 1948

armers reading our May 13, 1948 issue were offered this Kupfer K-Spray Weed-Spraying Machine. Prices ranged (less gas engine) from $141.50 for a 20-foot boom model to $177.50 for the 32-foot version. Also available was a gallon of 37 per cent 2,4-D ester for $14. A large advertisement from the Dairy Farmers of Canada carried an extensive article stating opposition to the legalization of substitute butter. A postwar butter shortage had led to demand for other and cheaper products. The article took exception to the argument that Canadian farmers could benefit by growing oil crops to produce the product. “About the only crop that could be depended on here would be soybeans — and soybean oil is not the best for a butter substitute,” the article said. It warned against the “endless haggling” that would result from matters such as tariff protection and allowing the substitute to be coloured. “(I)s this great Canadian industry and the fine Canadians who have built their lives around it, to be forced to meet perpetual competition and foreign control of their destiny?” the article concluded.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


The view from Northern Blossom Farms A university instructor is turning his nano farm into a living laboratory for sustainable farming systems By Gary Martens


spoke to a number of young farmers recently and learned that they are questioning the business decision that every farmer makes every year: Hold $2 million in assets, invest another $250,000 cash in a crop in order to get $60,000 profit. And that is if everything goes right, which it typically doesn’t. What is to be done? In 1950 a farmer spent 50 cents to earn $1. Today a typical farmer spends 87 cents to earn $1. Is that a smart investment considering the risk that is involved? Stephen Gliessman, professor of agroecolgy, University of California outlines four levels or steps to becoming more profitable in farming.

Level 1: Improve input efficiency

This is what all farmers do constantly. We used to broadcast our nitrogen, but now we band it. By banding the nitrogen we feed the crop, not the weeds and we lose less nitrogen, improving our nitrogen efficiency dramatically. The companies selling nitrogen stabilizers are now trying to tempt farmers to broadcast their nitrogen again, saying they don’t have the time to band the nitrogen. Most conventional farmers are stuck at Level 1.

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Level 2: Input substitution

Instead of buying nitrogen fertilizer some farmers are growing their own nitrogen by including a legume crop such as alfalfa, soybeans or peas in their rotations. Gliessman says that most organic farmers are stuck in Level 2.

Level 3: System change

This is very difficult to do, but can be the most profitable if the new system is designed properly.

I am not necessarily advocating going back to the mixed farm as we knew it 50 years ago,… What I am advocating is the integration of crops and livestock at a regional scale.

Level 4: Better connections

This may mean shortening the distance between the farmer and the eater. Based on the above, I have decided to try a system change on my “nano” farm (smaller than a micro farm) to test the theory and put it into practice. I have learned so much about farming and farming systems in the last 15 years working with many people but especially Martin Entz, the University of Manitoba agronomy professor and researcher of natural systems agriculture. I have recently also been exposed to farm-scale permaculture through the MOSES conference in Wisconsin. Mark Shepard’s talk on permaculture was absolutely the most inspiring talk I have attended in years. All of this has me itching to actually practise what I preach. So I have set out to be a farmer again. I intend to turn my 25 acres at Kleefeld into an edible forest with alleys and space for annual crops, perennial crops, livestock and vegetable gardens.

Crops and livestock


A system change that many farmers in Manitoba and Western Canada could implement is the reintegration of crops and livestock. A crop farm alone lacks sufficient nutrients and a livestock farm alone has too many. Put the two together and you get many synergies besides the balance of nutrients. Livestock

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Getting ready for grazing.

on a crop farm allows for the introduction of perennial crops like alfalfa and perennial grasses in hay and pasture areas. When those pasture and hay areas are put back into annual crops, the nutrient status is usually quite favourable, the wild oats have disappeared (well almost; wild oats typically have a five- to six-year lifespan) and water infiltration is enhanced. My nano farm has approximately 10 acres of the 25 acres in hay and pasture right now in two fields, both of which are approximately five years old. One of those fields will be plowed up this summer in anticipation of some excellent annual crops on that field next year. One field of long-standing grass, alfalfa and dandelions was plowed up last spring. It was very dry very early in the season. I was out there in the middle of April hoping I would be able to prepare a good enough seedbed for some experimental hemp. The hemp was planted but it was so dry that it only grew to about shoulder height. There was certainly no sclerotinia evident in the field.

machinery to purchase, some of the busy times overlap and what about going fishing or on a holiday? I am not necessarily advocating going back to the mixed farm as we knew it 50 years ago, however, I certainly wouldn’t object to someone doing that. What I am advocating is the integration of crops and livestock at a regional scale. Some farmers love crops but others love livestock. Is it possible to arrange some kind of a business alliance, a biological partnership that would benefit both the crops and the livestock? It might be that one of your children is looking for an opportunity to join the farm but the net income is not big enough for two families. Is it possible to layer a livestock farm on to the crop farm without expanding (too much) and allowing for two incomes and give one of your children an enterprise to be in charge of? Next time I will discuss my crop rotation and my annual cropping plans.

New model

Gary Martens is an instructor in plant science with the University of Manitoba. His ‘nano’ farm is located near Kleefield, Man.

Reading between the lines in reports

subsidizing cleaner forms of energy. As a result, coal use is on the increase. In an article “Europe’s Dirty Secret” in the Economist magazine on January 13, 2013, we get more clues. It says “... while coal production and use plummet in America, in Europe… the amount of electricity generated from coal is rising at rates of as much as 50 per cent in some European countries. Since coal is by far the most polluting source of electricity, with more greenhouse gas produced per kilowatt hour than any other fossil fuel, this is making a mockery of European environmental aspirations.”

I understand that many crop farmers object to diversifying into livestock. There is more

Regarding the May 9 article “Coal and cattle worst environmental offenders, says new report,” it may be that cattle eating grass and converting it to beef (in South America) is the world’s second-biggest environmental problem. I would be more inclined to think of it as the world’s second-biggest miracle. Beware of reports, and those who write them and those who they are being written for. A more obvious suspect for world’s No. 2 polluter would be coal burning in Europe. Even in Europe, it seems, there are limits to how much can be spent

Bill Anderson Forrest, Man.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

FROM PAGE ONE 4-H Continued from page 1

She remembers the Fat Stock Show Days, the club skit nights, and club suppers with tables laden with food brought by the local ladies. They’ve kept a pretty steady membership over the years, but had their highs and lows too, said Margaret Boyd, whose lifetime involvement with the club — as a member in the 1940s, head leader’s spouse and a leader herself — means she can easily name which families sent how many kids in what decades. “In the real early clubs, they ranged from a low of six to a high of 30,” said Boyd, who still has photos of herself showing a calf in the 1940s. Boyd and husband Jack, the club’s leader from 1962 to 1994, are now the club’s historians and are extremely knowledgeable about the club’s extensive collection of historic artifacts. Jack Boyd said he was always impressed with how enthusiastic the youngsters were to learn all they could about showing, handling, and care of their animals. Their learning in 4-H went beyond those skills too and it stuck with them, he said. “They were a super bunch of kids,” he said. “One of the things that was really wonderful as far as I was concerned was that after the kids got out of 4-H and on their own, so many of them came back and said to us how it was a real benefit to have 4-H.” Local cattle producer Kevin Hyndman is the current head leader, a role he took on in 2008. Hyndman was never actually a member of the club as a youngster, but hung around at its Achievements and rallies because his friends were in it. His best memory is of the club’s annual bingo and dance nights held at the McConnell School. “I lived for that — the place was packed,” said Hyndman, whose two daughters, Teegan, age six and Orianna, 13, are club members today. Everybody got up to dance, including the kids when they

weren’t running around and playing hide and seek, he said. “When I went to university you knew the kids who were from the McConnell 4-H Club because they were the only ones who could dance,” he said. “They knew how to waltz and polka.” Those dances don’t happen anymore. McConnell Beef Club doesn’t hold skit nights either. And nowadays, Achievement is held in nearby Strathclair. The next generation will have different memories, but will still have the skills that 4-H teaches so well, said Hyndman. “The big thing I see for kids who have 4-H is their organizational skills are better,” he said. “They know that a deadline means that I have to have something done. They have public speaking. And we’ve got kids in the club who are probably nine years old who know proper parliamentary procedure. I’m sure that kids who aren’t involved haven’t got a clue about any of that.” K i m Mc Co n n e l l , w h o i s donating the commemorative cairn for June 1, said the club was, and is, successful because of its leaders. “Why McConnell Beef Club has done well and continues to do well is the leaders,” he said. “The leaders were the ones who made it fun. Without good leaders you’re never going to have good clubs. “4-H provided me with an exceptional foundation and a lot of fun times. I’m extremely proud to say I’m a former member of the oldest 4-H club in Canada.”

McConnell Beef Club: 4-H memories – past and present

Smiling members of the McConnell 4-H Beef Club line up in their uniforms on rally day behind the club banner in this photo dated 1980.   photo: Courtesy of McConnell Beef Club

McConnell Beef Club Achievement Day at Agnes and Keith Bridge’s farm 1988.  photo: Courtesy of McConnell Beef Club Mark your calendar The June 1 celebration begins at 3:30 at the former McConnell railway station located on the Hamiota fairgrounds. 4-H Canada president Rob Black and other 4-H dignitaries will be in attendance. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Please bring your own lawn chair. Refreshments will be served.

Teegan Hyndman, six, runs to catch Dad’s hand, as she follows her father, Kevin Hyndman, and sister Orianna, 13, while taking some calves to the barn.   photo: lorraine stevenson

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Teegan Hyndman, six, grooms her calf while her older sister Orianna, 13, works in the background. Both girls are current members of the McConnell Beef Club.  photo: lorraine stevenson


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

4-H legacy fundraiser sets $100,000 goal 4-H Canada is urging supporters of the program to consider a donation to help secure the program for its next century By Lorraine Stevenson CO-OPERATOR STAFF


-H Canada is asking supporters of the Canadian youth program to help raise $100,000 in recognition of the 100th year of 4-H in Canada being celebrated in 2013. The program’s national legacy fundraising campaign encourages $100 donations toward improving and expanding 4-H programs across Canada for future generations. “We’re creating a legacy fund to embrace the future of 4-H,” said Tammy Oswick-Kearney, special projects officer with 4-H Canada in Ottawa, adding that the campaign is driven by 4-H Canada’s Foundation. To date, the campaign has raised just over $25,000, said Oswick-Kearney. Donors can ask that their donation go entirely to 4-H Canada, to a specific 4-H provincial association, or request to have it divided between the two.


Organic legislation proclaimed STAFF / The Manitoba g ove r n m e n t has proclaimed into law definitions of how the word “organic” can be used when selling farm produce. The Organic Agricultural Products Act was proclaimed May 4, making Manitoba the third Canadian province to introduce provincial laws similar to federal regulations passed in 2009, the Manitoba Organic Alliance says in its latest newsletter. The Manitoba rules mirror the federal definition of organic. As in the federal system, Manitoba’s approach to enforcement will be complaint based, the newsletter says. The new regulations come into force as of July 1 and apply to all food products grown, processed and sold making an organic claim in Manitoba. Farmers and food processors that make organic f o o d c l a i m s must be inspected annually by a federally accredited certification body. Certified operators in Manitoba can use the federal organic logo on food products containing more than 95 per cent organic ingredients. “The OAPA and its regulations will close the provincial gap in the national network of laws governing use of the word ‘organic’ in Manitoba and will provide assurance to Manitoba consumers that all food promoted as ‘organic’ is subject to the same regulatory requirements no matter where it is produced,” the newsletter says.

4-H Canada will recognize all donors by listing their names but not amounts on its website. Donors can also request to remain anonymous. More information about the $100-for-100 years fundraising campaign can be found on the 4-H Canada website at Meanwhile, those attending 100th anniversary events in Manitoba next weekend will be hearing more about another, new mobile giving campaign for donors wishing to give smaller amounts using social media. Launched

“We’re creating a legacy fund to embrace the future of 4-H.” TAMMY OSWICK-KEARNEY 4-H Canada special projects officer

in March they’re calling this the $10-for-10 campaign, said Oswick-Kearney. To donate to that campaign, donors simply text a one-word message ‘grow’ to the number 45678. “The idea is they can donate once or donate 10 times, and it’ll equal $100 for 100 years,” she said. More infor mation about these fundraisers will be available during events associated with the 100th year anniversary May 28 to June 1. Over those four days 4-H supporters from across Canada will be in Manitoba attending the annual general meeting in Winnipeg and celebration events around the province including a visit to Roland May 31. Roland was the birthplace of Canadian 4-H in 1913 and home to the one-and-only museum dedicated to the century-old Canadian youth development program.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

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the wheat board sets what it hopes to earn above American grain prices. In 2011-12 it exceeded its targets. The board wanted to earn an average of $6.50 a tonne more for wheat but beat it by $7.48 a tonne or 20 cents a bushel. The target for durum and designated (malting) barley was $4.50 and $10 a tonne above the U.S., respectively, but came in $7.70 and $15.30 a tonne higher. The results feed the ongoing dispute between former wheat board directors and the federal government over whether farmers should be compensated for the loss of the single desk as well as over the board’s assets. “It’s a real tragedy that farmers in Western Canada are losing that money,” said Stewart Wells, a Swift Current, Sask. farmer who was a farmer-elected director. “That’s part of the classaction (lawsuit) case and makes up the majority of that $17 billion that we say farmers have lost because of the loss of the single desk.” The Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board launched the suit in February. It also wants compensation for the assets and the

“We are actually very proud of those results in that final year given the change (ending the monopoly)... while the whole sales process was going on.” Ian White

contingency fund the new CWB kept. The government successfully argued in court it didn’t need farmers’ approval through a vote to end the single desk because it was forming a completely new organization, Wells said. “If that’s the case those assets that farmers had in that old organization should be paid out to the farmers,” he said. The CWB sees its differently. “The contingency fund is something built up out of CWB trading activities over a period of years,” White said. “That’s not farmers’ money. That’s not part of the pool.” The same goes for assets such as the wheat board’s 3,375 hopper cars, which are currently not for sale, White said, and its Winnipeg office building, which is. The contingency fund was set

up to even out surpluses and losses from farmer pricing programs outside of the traditional pools. Oct. 18, 2011 the federal government ordered all profits from non-pool programs moved to the contingency fund. As of Aug. 1 money from the fund could be used for anything set out in the CWB’s annual corporate plan or for anything approved by the agriculture minister with the concurrence of the finance minister, the 2011-12 annual report says. Money from uncashed farmers’ cheques used to go into a “Special Account,” which then funded bursaries and grainrelated research. That money was also transferred to the contingency fund. The report says $22 million in wheat board pension expenses from previous years

was charged to the contingency fund in 2011-12. “It was deemed to be one of those things that should rightly go to the contingency fund because we hadn’t charged pool accounts previously for it and we didn’t want to lump the last pool account with a large bill,” White said. In the future, the federal government will keep the old wheat board’s pension fund solvent and pay for its administration, he added. The new CWB started the current crop year with a clean balance sheet thanks to $349 million from the federal government to cover the cost of converting to a commercial grain company. The wheat board paid $5.9 million from its pool accounts for restructuring to cover what was deemed to be normal costs, White said. With the 2011-12 crop year being the last with the single desk, pool accounts were also vetted and audited by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. That’s why final payments and the tabling of the annual report were slightly delayed. “We actually had to clean up the past as well as this last

year’s accounts because we had to account for everything that might have been outstanding and rolled forward from previous years,” White said. Unlike past annual reports, the latest doesn’t break out compensation paid to the CEO, individual senior executives or directors because of changes in accounting practices, White said. Total “key management personnel compensation” was $9 million in 2011-12 compared to $3.5 million the year previous, the report says. Most of the money — $5 million — was for “termination benefits.” Many senior staff were sacked as the wheat board downsized for the open market. “They were paid their full severance costs... salary adjustments... pension adjustments... and various other things,” he said. Total board remuneration in 2011-12 was $420,400 compared to $626,482 the year before largely because the number of directors, excluding the president, dropped to four from 14 after legislation ending the single desk passed in December 2011.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

CWB single desk ends with strong pool returns The average wheat pool return was down slightly, but durum and barley were up from last year By Allan Dawson co-operator staff

Drought in Russia and the United States in 2012 boosted world grain prices, and the positive results are evident in the CWB’s 2011-12 annual report. “For a second year, an extremely tight supplyand-demand balance in the corn market underpinned strong prices for all the major grains,” the report says. As a result the average gross revenue in the 13.6-million-tonne wheat pool was the third highest on record at $337.25 a tonne. The 2011-12 wheat pool had gross revenues of $4.6 billion. “The final pool return for No. 1 CWRS with 13.5 per cent protein (net of all costs) was $326.04 a tonne in-store Vancouver/St. Lawrence, compared to $344.96 a tonne a year earlier. “The final pool returns for No. 3 CWRS and No. 2 CPSR were $250.81 and $252.53 a tonne respectively, compared to $283.17 and $270.28 in 2010-11.” Canada was the board’s largest wheat customer in 2011-12 taking 1.86 million tonnes, down 23 per cent from 2010-11. Iraq (1.05 million tonnes), Japan (960,000), Sri Lanka (826,000) and Mexico (798,000) were the next biggest wheat buyers.

Seventy-five per cent of the wheat in 2011-12 graded No. 1 and 2. Protein averaged 13.1 per cent, which was below the five-year average. Four million tonnes were delivered to the durum pool, which remained open until Oct. 11, 2012 because of delivery problems earlier in the crop year. Gross revenues were just over $1.6 billion for an average of $398.47 a tonne, up $83.04 from last year and well above the long-term average. The final pool return for No. 1 CWAD with 13 per cent protein was $348.05 a tonne in store, compared to $302.94 in 2010-11. The top five customers were Algeria (813,000 tonnes), European Union (776,000), Morocco (568,000), United States, (470,000), and Venezuela (318,000). Sixty-eight per cent of the durum graded No. 1 or No. 2. The 2011-12 designated barley pool, at 1.3 million tonnes, almost doubled in size from the previous year. “Canadian barley producers enjoyed a highquality, highly selectable crop,” the annual report says. “Combining pool receipts with malting barley receipts sold through the CashPlus program resulted in total designated barley sales of almost 1.9 million tonnes.” Gross returns in the designated barley pool were

more than $413 million averaging $316.24 a tonne, versus $263.78 in 2010-11. The final pool return for Select Two-Row barley in store was $312.94 a tonne, compared to $265.74 in 2010-11. The final pool return for Select Six-Row barley was $299.29 a tonne, compared to $247.98 the previous year. The top five buyers were Canada (562,000 tonnes), China (368,000), United States (166,000), Mexico (84,000) and Colombia (55,000). Wheat board administration expenses were unchanged at $71.8 million in 2011-12. Cutting staff reduced expenses by $1.6 million. But that was offset by a $1.9-million increase in advertising and promotion costs resulting from “a communication campaign” to oppose the legislation to end the wheat board’s single desk. The CWB’s 2011-12 annual report notes that the federal government faces two lawsuits because of the legislation — one for $15.4 billion and another for $17 billion. “The resolution of these matters is not expected to have a material adverse effect on the company’s (CWB) financial position, results of operations or cash flows,” the report says.


Ian White says the new CWB wants farmer shareholders as well as other investors By Allan Dawson co-operator staff



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he new CWB, a government-owned grain company created last Aug. 1, continues to work towards privatization, says its president and CEO Ian White. “We still hope we can find a mechanism to have farmers as shareholders (but) with the amount of capital we think we need maybe others as well,” White said in an interview May 14. “We’re not ruling out the cooperative approach, but we’re looking at a range of options that will give us what we think is the best way forward, bearing in mind that we want to make sure we develop the business and grow the capital of the business.” It’s difficult to raise much capital through a traditional cooperative, he said. Under federal legislation that took effect last Aug. 1, the CWB had up to four years to devise a plan to privatize or wind down. In the interim, the CWB must prepare an annual report and submit it to Parliament. In its 2011-12 annual report the CWB says there’s strong competition in international grain markets. “Although significant planning and execution have occurred to position the CWB for success, there is uncertainty in the new marketing environment as well as CWB’s ability to become a viable non-statutory corporation within the time frame provided in the legislation.” Nevertheless, White said he’s optimistic about the CWB’s post-monopoly future. The annual report says the CWB will leverage its 75 years of operations, experienced staff and “a proven track record in pooling farmers’ grain,” to remain viable in an open market. “Grain has been moving for export pretty well,” White said. “We’ve been participating in all that movement and we’re not unhappy with the position where we are. And we’re still optimistic about our future.”



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CWB CEO Ian White  photo: allaan dawson


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

LIVESTOCK MARKETS Cattle Prices Winnipeg

May 10, 2013

Lack of feed, pasture keep cattle moving to market

Steers & Heifers 97.00 - 103.00 D1, 2 Cows 70.00 - 75.00 D3 Cows 60.00 - 68.00 Bulls 78.00 - 88.00 Feeder Cattle (Price ranges for feeders refer to top-quality animals only) Steers (901+ lbs.) 107.00 - 117.00 (801-900 lbs.) 117.00 - 129.00 (701-800 lbs.) 127.00 - 137.00 (601-700 lbs.) 135.00 - 146.00 (501-600 lbs.) 142.00 - 155.00 (401-500 lbs.) 150.00 - 165.00 Heifers (901+ lbs.) 95.00 - 112.00 (801-900 lbs.) 105.00 - 116.00 (701-800 lbs.) 112.00 - 125.25 (601-700 lbs.) 120.00 - 132.00 (501-600 lbs.) 123.00 - 135.00 (401-500 lbs.) 125.00 - 135.00


Alberta South 120.50 120.00 74.00 - 85.00 65.00 - 75.00 89.05 $ 112.00 - 121.00 117.00 - 129.00 127.00 - 142.00 135.00 - 152.00 145.00 - 160.00 147.00 - 162.00 $ 103.00 - 112.00 108.00 - 119.00 112.00 - 126.00 119.00 - 132.00 125.00 - 138.00 130.00 - 143.00

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

Futures (May 10, 2013) in U.S. Fed Cattle Close Change Feeder Cattle June 2013 120.55 -3.32 May 2013 August 2013 120.52 -6.48 August 2013 October 2013 123.75 -4.72 September 2013 December 2013 125.30 -4.65 October 2013 February 2014 126.47 -4.10 November 2013 April 2014 127.50 1.25 January 2014 Cattle Slaughter Canada East West Manitoba U.S.

Revisions to COOL are expected to shut down U.S. demand


Close 135.75 145.97 147.85 149.77 151.00 150.90

Change -13.90 -5.28 -5.10 -4.50 -2.25 -2.10

Cattle Grades (Canada) Previous Year­ 60,517 14,250 46,267 NA 627,000

Week Ending May 4, 2013 1,480 28,004 13,209 692 823 7,948 136

Prime AAA AA A B D E

Previous Year 744 31,898 18,111 840 587 5,420 273

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.)

Futures (May 10, 2013) in U.S. Hogs May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 October 2013

Current Week 173.00 E 160.00 E 163.06 165.42

Last Week 168.00 E 155.00 E 155.42 156.57

Close 92.00 90.57 91.22 90.60 81.00

Last Year (Index 100) 163.34 149.20 143.86 148.60

Change -0.82 -2.45 -0.83 8.30 2.35

Other Market Prices Winnipeg (350 head wooled fats) — Next Sale May 15 — —


ovement of cattle to various auction yards in Manitoba continued at a stronger-than-anticipated pace during the week ended May 17, with values for most classes of animals holding fully steady. The unusually high pace of marketings was linked in part to individuals culling cows that lost calves this past winter, said Keith Cleaver, manager of Heartland Livestock Services at Brandon. Farmers trying to take care of marketings ahead of spring planting also added to the numbers. Some of the movement also was believed to have reflected the shortage of feed available for the animals, as well as to pastures not quite yet being ready. “The feed shortage continues in this province and cattle producers don’t have the financial reserves to maintain those animals,” Cleaver pointed out. Trucking in hay is not a cheap proposition, he noted, and supplementing what little hay producers have with grain-based feed pellets also is not exactly financially viable. However, he said, while it may be a bit contradictory, a positive in the market this week was the fact that demand for grass cattle continued to be strong. Buyers for that class of cattle are looking for some numbers to put out on pastures, he said, hopefully within the next week or so. “The individuals looking for grass cattle are also hoping for a good rain to turn those pastures green sooner rather than later,” Cleaver said. Demand for butcher cattle continued to be fairly steady with end-users in the West remaining a dominant buying force. There was also some interest from eastern packers as well as from U.S. buyers. Eastern demand, while there, was believed to suffer somewhat from the lack of available trucks, Cleaver indicated. Trucking firms in

Toronto 37.58 - 63.68 105.55 - 137.08 115.72 - 159.31 125.92 - 168.01 116.82 - 187.01 —

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Beef prices soar as U.S. grilling season finally heats up By Sam Nelson

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 May 12, 2013 Broiler Turkeys (6.2 kg or under, live weight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.020 Undergrade .............................. $1.930 Hen Turkeys (between 6.2 and 8.5 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.000 Undergrade .............................. $1.900 Light Tom/Heavy Hen Turkeys (between 8.5 and 10.8 kg liveweight truck load average) Grade A .................................... $2.000 Undergrade .............................. $1.900 Tom Turkeys (10.8 and 13.3 kg, live weight truck load average) Grade A..................................... $1.915 Undergrade............................... $1.830 Prices are quoted f.o.b. farm.

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the East want to have two-way cargoes into Manitoba, he noted, but are having difficulties in achieving that target. As a result, not as many trucks are available. As for the movement of butcher cows into the U.S., there are concerns that these sales may come to a screeching halt if the U.S. Department of Agriculture goes ahead with its plan to only make a regulatory change to its attempt to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on its mandatory countryof-origin labelling (COOL) law before the May 23 deadline. John Masswohl, director of government and international relations for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, indicated that without the regulatory change USDA has put forth, it costs feedlots and packers in the U.S. roughly $24 to $45 per head to bring in Canadian cattle. If USDA moves forward with its regulatory change in an effort to comply with the WTO ruling, that cost per head for U.S. end-users will jump to $90 to $100 per head. The official said this would effectively halt purchases of cattle anywhere in Canada from the U.S. The biggest issue, however, is that the regulatory change will not meet the WTO ruling calling for compliance. It’s expected that another nine months to a year will be required to convince the WTO that the U.S. has not complied. Retaliatory measures from Canada and Mexico were seen as a real possibility. Dwayne Klassen writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.


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

“… some of the movement was probably linked to the lack of feed available, as well as the high cost of buying feed.”

Dwayne Klassen

Ontario $ 95.39 - 124.55 106.37 - 124.64 56.48 - 77.07 56.48 - 77.07 75.70 - 89.36 $ 111.60 - 128.69 116.63 - 137.43 111.01 - 145.39 121.28 - 153.04 114.56 - 153.86 108.90 - 154.52 $ 103.64 - 115.78 99.14 - 121.98 102.19 - 131.24 107.41 - 133.68 113.29 - 142.20 110.23 - 145.72


(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.)

Week Ending May 4, 2013 52,955 12,319 40,636 NA 624,000

$1 Cdn: $ .9878 U.S. $1 U.S: $1.0124 Cdn.


(Friday to Thursday) Slaughter Cattle

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

EXCHANGES: May 10, 2013

Numbers below are reprinted from May 16 issue.


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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 (Fats) — — —

Toronto ($/cwt) 28.91 - 226.58 — 52.09 - 184.33

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

Winnipeg ($/cwt) — —

Toronto ($/cwt) 14.56 - 39.00 27.89 - 56.23


turn to warmer weather in the United States and pent-up demand for steaks and burgers ahead of the traditional grilling season sent wholesale prices for Choice-grade beef to a record high of $205.91 per hundredweight May 13, up 36 cents from the previous record set late last week.

Beef prices normally rise in the spring but this year’s smaller beef supply coupled with the late arrival of warm spring cookout weather, triggered a strong increase in the beef market, analysts and traders said. “Beef is seasonally strong this time of year. It usually tops out about now but what is different this year from past years is the beef supply is lower, so there is some question if the top is in,” said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities, Des Moines, Iowa. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) weekly retail scanner data shows

Memorial Day ranks third in weekly holiday beef retail sales at about $370 million, behind U.S. Labor Day sales of $380 million. The U.S. July Fourth holiday is No. 1 at around $400 million. The high price for beef has led some analysts to forecast a drop in demand soon as consumers shift to lower-priced pork and c h i c k e n . B u t f o r n ow the beef market keeps climbing. The average retail beef price in March hit a record $5.30 per lb., surpassing the previous record of $5.15 in November, according to the government’s Economic Research Service.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Numbers below are reprinted from May 16 issue.

Export and International Prices


Last Week

All prices close of business May 9, 2013

Old-crop/new-crop spreads widen on canola, corn, soy Canola futures should regroup once crops are seeded Phil Franz-Warkentin CNSC


CE Futures Canada canola contracts moved higher during the week ended May 16, with tight supplies and short traders looking to exit the front month underpinning the nearby July, and uncertainty over new-crop production helping prop up the more deferred positions. General weakness in the Canadian dollar added to the strength in the futures. Seeding operations should be moving full speed ahead, as long as the weather permits, over the next few weeks. Weather issues, and the delays they cause, have the potential to create some volatility in futures while acreage is still up in the air, but the markets will eventually settle down and regroup once the crops are in the ground. From a chart perspective, the July canola contract settled above $625 per tonne for the first time since September, but ran into resistance to the upside around $632 and will need a bullish shot in the arm to keep the uptrend intact. That shot may have come Friday morning, with a one-cent drop in the Canadian dollar. Any adverse weather conditions over the Victoria Day long weekend also have the potential to boost prices when traders return on Tuesday. New-crop November canola was also trending higher during the week, but still has a ways to go before it runs into any significant resistance and remains rangebound overall. November canola was trading at around $545 per tonne on May 17, which was a $10 improvement from the lows seen earlier in the month, but still $20 below the top end of the range.

Soybeans at the Chicago Board of Trade were higher during the week, while corn was mixed and wheat lower. After an adverse growing season for most of North America in 2012, the overriding situation in canola now is very similar to what’s happening in corn and soybeans. Old-crop supplies of all three commodities are historically tight and will need to be rationed while end-users await the new crop. Old-crop canola ended the week at an $80-per-tonne premium over new crop. July corn was over $1 per bushel over the December contract, and old-crop soybeans were $2 above the new crop. Those old-crop/new-crop spreads have the potential to widen out even further, as anyone holding short positions in the nearby futures will need to buy those contracts back, or be forced to make delivery of a commodity that just might not be there this year. The spreads in wheat are much less pronounced, with a more traditional cost-ofcarry pricing in effect for the most part. The realities of the international wheat market mean the ubiquitous crop is almost constantly being harvested somewhere in the world, which limits the potential for an old-crop/new-crop price squeeze. Canadian spring wheat is just going in the ground now, but the U.S. winter wheat harvest will soon be moving forward. The U.S. harvest should provide some direction for the futures over the next few weeks. The wheat crop across the U.S. Plains was hurt this year by drought and then freezing damage. Crop ratings are generally poor, but actual yields remain to be seen and many anecdotal reports have come in saying production “isn’t as bad” as had been thought. Phil Franz-Warkentin writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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Argentine growers would rather hoard than sell Soybeans in the silo are more security than a peso that’s rapidly losing value chacabuco, argentina / reuters


r g e n t i n e s oy b e a n farmers in the Pampas Grains Belt are filling their silos with soybeans rather than sell them for pesos that are rapidly losing their value. A n d w i t h A r g e n t i n a’s inflation rate clocking in at about 25 per cent, many

economists say a bin full of beans is more secure than “money in the bank.” “We are going to hang on to our soy. One can see higher prices ahead,” said Jose Plazibat of Bandurria and Plazibat Brothers, which far ms more than 3,000 hectares. Cut off from global bond markets since its 2002

default, Argentina’s government needs farm revenue to help finance public spending increases ahead of October legislative elections. But Argentine grains are moving slower this year — with just 26 per cent of the 2012-13 crop sold as of April 10 versus 46 per cent a year ago at this time.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013




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Wild boars OK to shoot year round in Manitoba Wild boars may be hogging media attention, but feral pigs haven’t caused major problems in Manitoba and sightings are now relatively rare



ild boars are still a concern in Manitoba, but careful management and open hunting policies have spared the province from being overrun by the tenacious porcines. “Wild boars were a significant problem about 15 years ago and we had several areas of the province where wild boars where found, but since that time the problem has decreased significantly,” said Ken Rebizant, big-game manager with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. In recent years, feral pigs have plagued some areas of Europe, as well as wide swaths of the American South, and parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Manitoba could have been in the same boat if not for an aggressive strategy implemented to combat the issue. “As soon as we realized there was a problem with wild boars escaping from farms, and that they were surviving in Manitoba over the winter... we declared Manitoba a wild boar control zone,” said Rebizant. This means people have the ability to shoot wild boar at any time of the year, as long as they do it in a safe manner and follow local hunting regulations, including getting permission from the landowner before hunting on private land. So far, the strategy has been a success, with only about five sightings reported each year. That number used to be much higher. “It’s difficult to put an exact number on them, but there are much fewer today than there were 15 years ago,” said Rebizant.

“Wild boar are pretty difficult to keep in, you have to have pretty good maintenance on your fences, and have goodquality fences that are constructed in a manner so that the wild boar can’t root underneath the fence and get out.” KEN REBIZANT

Above: Conservation officials track boars by helicopter near Lake of the Prairies earlier this year. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MANITOBA CONSERVATION AND WATER STEWARDSHIP. A

Those who hunt the boar do it for more than sport, he said. “People who are hunting the wild boars are doing so to eat them — I’ve had wild boar and it was very good,” said Rebizant. Wild boars were once touted as a way to boost farm profits, but a valuechain for the meat failed to develop and the animals proved a challenge to contain. “Wild boar are pretty difficult to keep in, you have to have pretty good maintenance on your fences, and have good-quality fences that are constructed in a manner so that the wild boar can’t root underneath the fence and get out,” said Rebizant. Only a handful of operations remain, he said. Reaching up to 200 kilograms and armed with tusks, the animals can do significant environmental damage. “They can destroy wild habitat, they uproot vegetation and they compete for food with other species such as deer and bears,” said the game manager. “They also uproot things in boggy or marshy areas, and that destroys wetland habitat.” Wild boars can also uproot pastures and prairie land, leaving upturned sod in their wake, sometimes acres at a time. Ground-dwelling birds and their eggs are threatened by the porcines as well, as are fawns of deer, moose and elk, he said. “I haven’t heard of people being attacked... but if you corner them, they can be dangerous,” said Rebizant. “They are tenacious animals.” The species found in Manitoba today was originally imported from

Wild boars can damage crops with their rooting ways.

Eastern Europe and Siberia, making them ideally suited for our climate. When boar sightings do happen in Manitoba, it’s usually in the areas around Spruce Woods, Lake of the Prairies, the Interlake or Turtle Mountain, said Rebizant. Late this winter, conservation officials shot and killed four boars near Lake of the Prairies. Officials spotted the animals during an aerial survey of deer and elk populations. Rebizant said conservation officers are also part of the boar control strategy, and they act to euthanize the animals when they encounter them. Although the wild animals can

carry disease, Andrew Dickson with the Manitoba Pork Council said they pose a negligible threat to pork producers. “If they get mingling with your animals, or get close to a fence, there might be an issue there... but the producers I’ve talked to have not indicated they’re a problem so far,” said Dickson, noting very few producers use outdoor housing systems for their animals. “But it’s something we keep an eye on, we don’t want it to become out of hand,” he said.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Draft horses are special and not just because of size Keep it simple. Heavy horses have distinctive dietary needs for sound health Carol Shwetz, DVM Horse Health


eavy horse often implies a draft bred horse, yet any horse of a body weight over 550 kg (1,200 pounds), exceeding 15 hands classifies as a “heavy” horse. These large creatures share similar statures and genial personalities, as well as tendencies towards common health matters, heightened n u t r i t i o n a l c o n c e r n s, a n d metabolic differences, not as widespread in light horse types. Some of these horses are very large weighing upwards of 1,000 kg (2,200 pounds) and standing over 18 hands tall. It is this physical largeness that gives rise to their distinctive needs necessary for thriving. Heavy horses are ‘easykeepers,’ requiring simple diets of 12 to 23 kg (25 to 50 pounds) of quality grasses and grass hay daily. Overnutrition and lack of exercise quickly escalate into obesity, laminitis and metabolic dysfunctions. The most common metabolic dysfunction of the heavy horse is a sensitivity to high carbohydrate diets. Their muscles are metabolically unable to process starches and sugars as fuel sources. The most widely accepted term for this condition is Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (EPSM).

Confusing disorder

Considerable confusion surrounds this disorder due to its varied presentation. Muscle weakness and damage occurs with exercise. Symptoms may include mild to severe muscle pain, muscular stiffness a n d c ra m p i n g , t re m b l i n g , hindlimb lameness/weakness, performance troubles, recumbency, and discoloured urine. Azoturia, tying up, and Monday morning disease are likely various presentations of EPSM. Diagnosis is based on elevated muscle enzymes and m u s c l e b i o p s i e s. T h e re i s no cure for EPSM. Afflicted horses respond remarkably to dietary modifications which limit starches, primarily by eliminating grains and sweet f e e d . If e x t ra c a l o r i e s a re required, fat is added to the diet. Clinical signs are further alleviated through consistent daily exercise and proper conditioning. Balanced mineral support becomes imperative for soundness as the body becomes larger. Youngsters a re p a r t i c u l a r l y p r o n e t o developmental bone diseases and arthritis when pushed too hard nutritionally or when lacking mineral support.

Degenerative joint diseases

The increased concussion of carrying extra weight can lead to higher incidence of degenerative joint diseases, such as high-low ringbone. As well, proper hoof care is necessary

to provide a solid foundation that effectively carries and supports a large body. Tw o n e u ro m u s c u l a r d i s orders seen more frequently in heavy horses is stringhalt and shivers. Both diseases re s u l t i n a b n o r m a l m ove ment of the hind limbs and their causes remain speculative. With stringhalt one or both hind legs flex higher and faster than usual when the horse moves. It can vary from a mild spasm to a condition so severe that the horse kicks his belly.


Shivers is distinguished by symptoms of unexpected s h a k i n g a n d t re m b l i n g o f the hindquar ters and tail. Sy m p t o m s i n t e n s i f y w i t h backing up. Most of these horses struggle when asked to pick up their hind feet. Symptoms worsen with stress or excitement. Chronic progressive lymphedema (CPL) is a disease identified in Shires, Clydesdales, Belgians and Gypsy Vanners. It is a progressive swelling, thickening and eventually fibrosis of the lower limbs. The thick feathers character istic of these breeds are suspected to play a role in its development. It is often mistaken for pastern dermatitis or scratches yet it does not respond to conventional therapy. Studies are currently underway to determine the hereditary component of this disease. Junctional Epidermal Bullosa is a hereditary disease unique to the Belgian breed. It is a devastating disease of the neonate in which the skin is very fragile, rubbing off, peeling and blistering with pressure. Affected foals die within a few weeks of birth or are euthanized as soon as diagnosis is made. The defective gene is a recessive trait requiring one copy from the dam and one copy from the sire to produce an affected foal. A genetic test is available to determine if a horse is a carrier of the mutated gene.

Reproductive problems

Reproduction appears to be a more delicate matter in the heavy horse, once again likely due to sheer size. Draft/ heavy mares tend to be more susceptible to retained placentas, dystocia, and inade q u a t e u t e r i n e c l e a ra n c e. These complications are exacerbated with mineral imbalance, lack of exercise and overnutrition. Newborn foals frequently require nursing care as they m a y b e s l ow, c l u m s y r i s ers and lack a strong nursing drive. Twinning is overall more common than in light horse breeds. Stallions tend to be ‘late bloomers’ requiring ample time to mature both behaviourally and physically. As with other horses, medications such as antibiotics, dewormers, and pain relievers are given on a body weight

basis. Vaccines are administered as per horse. Sedatives and tranquilizers have a more profound effect on draft breeds requiring substantially lower doses to achieve effect. General anesthetic is prob-

lematic with complications inherent in managing a large, recumbent animal. A final nuance of the heavy or draft horse is their life expectancy which is typically 18 to 24 years. In comparison,

their lighter-bred cousins are expected to live up to a decade longer. Carol Shwetz is a veterinarian specializing in equine practice at Westlock, Alberta.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Danes confident despite feeder pig exodus Danish finishers need to compete against German weaner buyers Bernie Peet Peet on Pigs


ike their counterparts around the world, Danish pig producers face the challenge of high feed costs and moderate hog prices, but the tone of the latest annual report of the Pig Research Centre (PRC), which reviews industry developments, is modestly confident. This is despite the ongoing problem of increasing exports of feeder pigs to Germany, which has left the producer-owned processing companies with a shortage of pigs. On top of that, Danish producers face increasingly strict welfare and environmental legislation and huge pressure to reduce the use of antibiotics. Faced with a barrage of challenges, lesser mortals would throw in the towel but the modern-day Vikings respond with quiet determination and a degree of organization and co-operation that is the envy of pork industries around the world. Over the last 20 years, there have been massive structural changes in the industry, with the number of farms with pigs falling from over 20,000 to about 4,500 last year. There has also been increasing specialization in production, with the traditional farrow-to-finish model being replaced by two- or three-site production. There are now about 1,800 farrow-to-finish farms, averaging 255 sows per farm, but also 600 specialist sow farms with an average of 950 sows and 2,100 dedicated finisher units with an average annual production of 6,800 market hogs.

Interestingly, Danish processors refuse to accept pigs immunized against boar taint because taste panels detected more boar taint than in castrates.

The requirement to change to group sow housing hastened these changes, with many smaller farrow-to-finish producers choosing either to increase sow numbers and specialize in piglet production or convert to finishing. The PRC report notes that the industry was able to carry out the conversion to group housing without a dramatic drop in overall production.

Output improves

In 2000, the Danish industry produced a total of 22.4 million pigs from a sow herd of 1.07 million. Total production for 2012 is expected to be 29 million pigs, including weaner exports, from one million sows, almost a 30 per cent improvement in output. There has been a total focus on efficiency as a route to continued survival, because it is impossible to control either feed prices or the return per hog. However, Danish processors continue to look for ways to derive more value from each carcass through improving quality and adding value. The weekly hog price is determined by the

Danish processors continue to look for ways to derive more value from each carcass through improving quality and adding value.

value of product sold by the processor, so producers receive strong signals from the marketplace. Producers are also board members of the processors, so can influence changes in response to market conditions. Over the last five years, the hog price has moved up from a range of 9DKK/ kg to 10DKK/kg (about $1.82) to

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11DKK ($2) in 2011. At the end of 2012, both processing companies, Danish Crown and Tican, paid a bonus of 0.90DKK ($0.16) per kg, effectively representing a dividend for the producer owners of these businesses.

German feeder demand

The thorn in the side of Danish processors is the expansion in the export of 30-kg feeder pigs to Germany for finishing. This arose because German processors were paying more for market hogs and so finisher producers could pay more for Danish weaners than they were worth in Denmark. Currently, there appears no end to this trend. During 2012, weaner exports increased by 14 per cent to 9.16 million from 8.04 million in 2011, and have gone up from from just over 3.5 million in 2006. Short of a sudden reversal of this trend, exports are on track to represent about onethird of total production this year. As I have reported before, last October the processors announced a plan to encourage increased finishing capacity in Denmark, but this is unlikely to have a major impact, certainly in the short term.

Herd recording

Pr o d u c t i o n a n d f i n a n c i a l records for Danish producers are derived from the herd-recording scheme run by the national advisory service, which is operated by the farmers’ unions. Production data is from 664 sow farms, with 425,000 sows, 574 nursery farms with total production of 9.4 million weaners, and 746 finisher farms with total production of 4.9 million finishers. In the 12 months to mid-2012, sows farms weaned an average of 28.8 pigs/sow/year, a 0.7 pig increase compared with the previous year. The top 25 per cent of farms weaned 31.5 piglets. Such high breeding herd

productivity is tempered by a range of problems, notably high sow mortality, which is being investigated by the research and development programs run by the PRC. Another issue being addressed is the nutritional and feeding requirements of highly prolific sows. Very high litter size has resulted in a reduction in birth weight and a recent trial evaluated the impact of feed level in the last four weeks of gestation on litter weight. Sows were fed either 2.5, 3.5 or 4.5 Danish Feed Units (equivalent to about 2.3, 3.2 and 4.1 kg of gestation feed in Canada) and there was a significant improvement in litter weight from feeding 3.5FU/ day, which was not increased by feeding 4.5FU. In the finishing herd, the requirement to phase out castration by 2018 has stimulated extensive research by PRC. The Danes believe that a genetic route to removing boar taint by avoiding androstenone in the meat is the only way forward and have been looking at the genetic correlations between traits for boar taint and the economically most important traits included in the breeding objectives. Preliminary results for Landrace pigs suggest that these correlations are ‘faint’ or slightly favourable, which means that selection for pigs free of taint will not negatively impact performance. They are also making full use of genomics and, once the preliminary work has been completed, will be able to identify, and select against, boars with the genes that lead to boar taint. Interestingly, Danish processors refuse to accept pigs immunized against boar taint because taste panels detected more boar taint than in castrates. Bernie Peet is president of Pork Chain Consulting of Lacombe, Alberta, and editor of Western Hog Journal.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013



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This issue’s map shows the amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies so far this spring (March 15 to May 13). You can see two distinct patterns across the Prairies. The eastern Prairies have been fairly dry, stretching northwest from south-central Manitoba to north-central Saskatchewan. Over Alberta it has been a little wetter, with about half the region seeing around average to slightly above-average amounts and the other half seeing a little less than average.

Thunderstorms and hail You don’t need really tall thunderstorms to produce really big hailstones By Daniel Bezte CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR


ach year I like to rehash some of my weather articles because, well, they tend to discuss some of the most important weather events that affect our part of the world. When we think of late spring and early summer our thoughts start to migrate toward thunderstorms. With the return of some heat and humidity to the Prairies we are beginning to see thunderstorms develop. What has been interesting about this year is just how slow of a start there has been to the thunderstorm season. Maybe not here in Canada, but across much of the United States it has been one of the quietest first halves of May on record. A lot of this has to do with the jet stream and the cold pattern it has been creating, but with some wild swings in the jet stream over the last week or two, it looks like thunderstorm season may be upon us, and it just might end up being one of those years where we see some really big ones. If you’ve spent any significant time living on the Prairies, there is a good chance you’ve experienced a hailstorm. While hail can occur pretty much

anywhere across North America, there are two main regions where the chances of experiencing a hailstorm are significantly higher. The first region is the central U.S. and the second region is the Prairies — in particular, Alberta. For those of you who routinely read my column, then you know I have a fair number of weather peeves. Well, I have another one and, you guessed it, it has to do with hail — or rather, the improper use of the term hail. The term refers to the falling of ice from a cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud. Ice pellets, snow pellets and graupel (a snowflake coated in ice) are not hail and should not be called hail. These types of precipitation will often occur in the spring or late fall and are not associated with thunderstorms. One of the first questions I get asked about hail is, “Can it be too warm for hail?” The answer: yes. If the upper atmosphere is warm, the freezing level in the atmosphere is very high up. If a thunderstorm does develop, and if hail forms in the storm, chances are the hail will melt well before it ever reaches the ground. The key ingredients for hail to form are to have plenty of cold air aloft and to make sure it is not too high off the ground.

The key ingredients for hail to form are to have plenty of cold air aloft and to make sure it is not too high off the ground.


Most thunderstorms will produce hail; the question is whether the hail will grow large enough to hit the ground without completely melting. As we have already discussed, a very low freezing level helps this happen, because the hailstone only has a short distance to fall through the relatively warm air. Another way to keep a hailstone from melting before it hits the ground is to start off with a really big hailstone! This is one of the main reasons Alberta sees so much hail (compared to everyone else in Canada); the province’s topography is such that, while ground temperatures can be really warm, the freezing layer is not that high up, relative to what it might be in Manitoba. Now, here is where a second common misconception about thunderstorms and hail lies. To get really big hailstones you do not necessarily need a really tall (or high) thunderstorm.

Hail forms when a particle passes from the warm (liquid) part of the cloud into the cold (freezing) part of the cloud. When this occurs, any water on the particle freezes and you now have a small hailstone. Now, if that hailstone just kept going up toward the top of the thunderstorm it wouldn’t accumulate much more ice and therefore it would remain small. For hailstones to get really big they must go back into the warm (liquid) section of the storm, pick up more water, then go back up into the cold section of the cloud so the water can freeze. Repeat this cycle a number of times and you can get some really big hailstones. When it comes to hail, size really does matter! Pea-sized hail will do little if any damage to structures and plants, while golf ball-sized hailstones can literally destroy everything in their path. When it comes to measuring

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hailstone size, things become a little strange. That is, you don’t usually hear that the hail will be around 50 mm in diameter. Instead you hear the hail was the size of a golf ball or an egg. Of all the things we measure in regards to weather, hail has by far the most descriptive measurements. In the table here, we’ve listed some of the more common descriptive terms used for hail and the approximate size that hailstone would be. In the next issue we’ll continue our look at severe summer weather.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013




he federal government has joined with the Saskatchewan government and the University of Saskatchewan to form a new Canadian Wheat Alliance dedicated to improving yields and profitability of wheat. “The Canadian Wheat Alliance will improve the quality of Canadian wheat, and enhance Canada’s competitive position in the growing world market,” said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in a May 16 release. “The benefits of this alliance will flow throughout the entire value chain, strengthening our producers’ bottom lines and our overall economy.” The Canadian Wheat Alliance will invest approximately $97 million over five years into genetic improvements as well as more efficient fertilizer use. The Wester n Wheat Growers Association welcomed the announcement. “We do need more research to reduce yield losses due to environmental factors,” said president Levi Wood. “This funding will help develop new wheat varieties better able to withstand drought, frost and disease.” The association commended the federal government, the province and the university for their leadership and commitment to research on behalf of wheat farmers. The Grain Growers of Canada was also pleased. “At the national Grains Roundtable recently, we created a work plan to identify overlaps and gaps in research between levels of governments, agencies of governments and the academic world,” said Richard Phillips, executive director of the Grain Growers. “That road map will help ensure we mini-

mize duplication and also identify areas where more work is needed, to maximize the use of our public resources. “We can use this model as a starting point to also leverage producer and private investments to put wheat innovation on a fast track in Canada,” said Phillips. “Although we have not been happy with some research cutbacks, making more efficient use of the resources and infrastructure like greenhouses and laboratories may mean as much or more progress at the end of the day.” The alliance combines resources from the National Research Council of Canada, AAFC, with a $5-million contribution from the Saskatchewan government that will be used to support CWA activities and leverage contributions from other stakeholders, part of a $10-million commitment the province is making to wheat research over the next five years. The University of Saskatchewan is contributing $1.4 million per year through in-kind contributions. “With renowned plant-breeding expertise available in areas such as our Crop Development Centre, the University of Saskatchewan is a recognized leader in agricultural and food production research,” said Dr. Ilene Busch-Vishniac, University of Saskatchewan president. “Through this alliance, we will continue to work with our partners to further strengthen the knowledge and tools needed to improve wheat, a crop that brings nearly $4 billion annually to the farm gate in Canada.” The federal gover nment announced May 7 it is refocusing the NRC. It says the new structure would bridge the gap between knowledge and discoveries, and industrial innovation. “With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by

“We do need more research to reduce yield losses due to environmental factors.” LEVI WOOD

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2050, there is an increased demand for food, which places a responsibility on, and creates an opportunity for, the Canadian agriculture and food sector,” the release says. The alliance will develop wheat varieties that are more resistant to disease; have increased tolerance to drought, heat and cold stresses; require less nitrogen fertilizer; and produce increased yields. “By working in an integrated fashion, and bringing in additional collaborators and contributors, the alliance is striving to ensure the global competitiveness of Canadian wheat farmers and increase the value at the Canadian farm gate by a cumulative total of $4.5 billion by 2031.” The alliance says climate change is expected to pressure agricultural production Canada as models predict Western Canada will become drier and its winters less severe — which means pests may overwinter and attack crops earlier in the growing season. As well, the rate of world wheat trade, one of the most important cereal grains, is expected to grow at a much faster rate than overall consumption, doubling to 240 million tons or more by 2050. “Canada, as one of the world’s primary wheat exporters, will have to significantly increase production over the next four decades to take advantage of those global demands.”

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in patent fight

In a unanimous decision, the court ruled the farmer will have to pay Monsanto nearly $85,000 By Lawrence Hurley washington / reuters


Indiana soybean farmer Vernon Bowman speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court in Washington, February following arguments in his case against global seed giant, Monsanto. Bowman lost.   Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed

n a ruling that drew sighs of relief from the biotechnology industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 13 that an Indiana farmer violated agribusiness company Monsanto Co.’s patent for a type of soybean. The court agreed unanimously with Monsanto that Vernon Bowman, 75, had performed an end-run around the law when he used the c o m p a n y ’s p a t e n t e d s oybean seeds without seeking a licence. Justice Elena Kagan wrote on behalf of the court that Monsanto’s patent protections were not, in legal terminology, “exhausted” when Bowman used the seeds with-

out the company’s permission. Kagan wrote that patent exhaustion did not allow a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. If farmers were allowed to do so, “a patent would plummet in value after the first sale of the first items containing the invention,” Kagan wrote. Such a result would lead to “less incentive for innovation than Congress wanted,” she added.


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patented item, according to Patricia Millett, a Washington lawyer who filed a friend-ofthe-court brief on behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. “It’s very important for the i n n ova t i o n e c o n o m y,” s h e said. The ruling, Millett and others in the biotech industry say, likely extends to certain other products sold with licences, including DNA and bacterial preparations. In the ruling, Kagan specifically stated that the decision was limited to the case before the court and not all self-replicating products. She cited computer software as an example. “ We recognize that such inventions are becoming evermore prevalent, complex and diverse,” Kagan wrote. The court, she added, did not need to address in the Monsanto case “whether or how the doctrine of patent exhaustion would apply in such circumstances.” C h r i s t o p h e r Ho l m a n , a n intellectual property expert at the University of MissouriKansas City School of Law, said what the court had left undecided were instances in which there is “unavoidable or inadvertent” replication. Notwithstanding Kagan’s reference to software, the principles contained in the ruling would apply just as m u c h t o Mi c r o s o f t Co r p. , which sells products with licences, as it does to Monsanto, he added.

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As a result of the ruling, Bowman will have to pay Monsanto $84,456 for infringing o n t h e c o m p a n y ’s p a t e n t . Bowman’s attorney, Mark Walters, said the ruling “makes infringers out of 95 per cent of America’s soybean farmers.” Small farmers may need to “organize and lobby Congress for a clarification of the law,” he added. David Snively, Monsanto’s executive vice-president, said in a statement that the court had ensured that “long-standing principles of patent law apply to breakthrough 21st century technologies.” The case arose when Bowman sought in 1999 to save money by buying commodity grain from a grain elevator. The seed was not identified as featuring Monsanto’s Roundup Ready technology, which protects seeds from herbicides. Bowman said the patent did not cover the grain he used as seed because it was “second generation,” not the first generation sold by seed dealers. Bowman kept the seed generated from the successful crop and used it the following year. He repeated the pattern until 2007. Monsanto objected, saying Bowman was growing soybeans that were resistant to Roundup herbicide, meaning he was infringing on its patents.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

Productivity increases with species diversity Research result proves Darwin prediction, 150 years later university of toronto release


nvironments containing species that are distantly related to one another are more productive than those containing closely related species, according to new research from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). The experimental result from Marc William Cadotte confirms a prediction made by Charles Darwin in On the Origin of Species, first published in 1859. Darwin had said that a plot of land growing distantly related grasses would be more productive than a plot with a single species of grass. Since then, many experim e n t s h a v e s h ow n t h a t multi-species plots are more productive. Cadotte’s experiment showed for the first time

that species with the greatest evolutionary distance from one another have the greatest productivity gains. “If you have two species that can access different resources or do things in different ways, then having those two species together can enhance species function. What I’ve done is account for those differences by accounting for their evolutionary history,” Cadotte says. Cadotte grew 17 different plants in various combinations of one, two, or four species per plot. As in previous experiments, he found that multi-species plots produced more plant material. But when he analyzed the results he also found that combinations of plants that were distantly related to one another were more productive than combinations of plants that were closely related. So, for

instance, a plot planted with goldenrod and the closely related black-eyed susan wasn’t as productive as a plot with goldenrod and the more distantly related bluestem grass. What’s going on isn’t mysterious, Cadotte says. Distantly related plants are more likely to require different resources and to fill different environmental niches — one might need more nitrogen, the other more phosphorus; one might have shallow roots, the other deep roots. So rather than competing with one another, they complement one another. What’s interesting about his result is that evolutionary distance is all you need to know to predict productivity. The result suggests that as plant species disappear the Earth will become less productive, and plants will draw even less

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carbon from the atmosphere, possibly increasing the rate of global warming. On the other hand, the results could give a valuable tool to conservation efforts.

En v i ro n m e n t a l i s t s t r y i n g to restore damaged habitats could use the information to help them pick which combinations of species to introduce.



Trade deal with Europe close ottawa / reuters / Canada is close to finalizing a long-delayed free trade deal with the European Union, says Trade Minister Ed Fast. Ottawa and Brussels began negotiations in 2009 and a deal was supposed to be concluded by the end of 2011. “Our negotiators... (are) bridging the very small remaining handful of issues,” said Fast. “These are difficult discussions but our negotiators are finding creative ways of bridging the outstanding gaps.” Among the sticking points are how much beef Canada can export and how much freedom EU companies will have to bid for Canadian government contracts. T:10”

Global food prices trending up rome / reuters / Surging dairy prices pushed up global food prices in April for a third straight month, but increased cereal production may ease the pressure in coming months, according to the United Nations’ food agency. Prices have been up and down, rising because of drought woes last summer and falling in the new year before rising again. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s price index for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 215.5 points in April, up one per cent from March. However, the agency forecasts global cereal production to rise six per cent to 2.7 billion tonnes this year, with U.S. corn leading the way.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

Canada approves Dow’s new Enlist Duo herbicide U.S. regulators put the new products on hold, but Canada has given it the green light By Carey Gillam reuters


anadian regulators have given a green light to Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical Co., to introduce a controversial new herbicide meant to control spreading weed resistance, Dow said May 16. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved “Enlist Duo” herbicide for use in Canada, making it the first country to authorize the new herbicide. U.S.-based Dow AgroS c i e n c e s’ E n l i s t h e r b i cide is designed to be used alongside new biotech crops for which Dow is seeking approval. These biotech crops are able to tolerate Enlist herbicide, which helps farmers more easily treat fields for problem weeds. Millions of acres of weeds throughout North America have become resistant to the popular Roundup herbicide, which is used in conjunction with “Roundup Ready” herbicide-tolerant crops. Dow

sees its Enlist system as an alterative. “Managing hard-to-control and resistant weeds is one of the biggest problems farmers are facing, and Enlist is a solution they need to continue moving farming forward,” Stan Howell, viceapresident, North America, Dow AgroSciences, said in a statement. Dow said the new crops and herbicide are safe and effective. But critics contend that Dow’s plans will only add to weed resistance problems, and the 2,4-D chemical component in the Enlist herbicide is unsafe for humans and animals as well as the environment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised Dow AgroSciences May 10 when it said it wanted to further scrutinize Dow’s proposed new Enlist crops, a move that delays Dow’s commercialization plans in the United States. Canadian regulators have already approved Enlist corn and soybeans and Dow said it will speed up seed production for a commercial launch.

Asian lady beetles use biological weapons An invasive species from Eastern Asia is rapidly overtaking native species by using microsporidia Staff


cientists have recently figured out how the Asian lady beetle has so rapidly overtaken native beetle populations in Europe and North America. Researchers from the University of Giessen and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany say the Asian beetle is capable of infecting its competitors with a deadly parasite. First introduced into greenhouses for biological pest control in aphids, Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis populations have been increasing uncontrollably in North America and Europe since the turn of the millennium, according to a release from the Max Planck Institute. “A p a r t f r o m a s t r o n g l y antibiotic substance − a compound called harmonine − and antimicrobial peptides, its body fluid, the hemolymph, contains microsporidia,” the release says. “These tiny fungus-like protozoa parasitize body cells and can cause immense harm to their host. The Asian lady beetle is obviously resistant B:10.25” to these parasites in its own T:10.25” body. However, transferred to

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native species, microsporidia can be lethal.” Like most ladybug species, the Asian lady beetle reflexively secretes fluid from its hemolymph as soon as it is attacked by potential enemies. Although lady beetles generally compete for their common f o o d s o u rc e, a p h i d s, some beetles also eat each other. H. axyridis can feed on native lady beetles without har mful consequences. In contrast, native lady beetles that feed on H. axyridis die.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

U.S. State Department promotes Monsanto’s GMO crops overseas: report Officials say they routinely co-ordinate trade and investment matters to support U.S. firms By Carey Gillam reuters


.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for overseas lobbying that pro motes controversial biotech crops developed by U.S.-based Monsanto Co. and other seed makers, a report issued May 14 said. A review of 926 diplomatic cables of correspondence to and from the U.S. State Department and embassies in more than 100 countries found that State Department officials actively promoted the commercialization of specific biotech seeds, according to the report issued by Food & Water Watch, a non-profit consumer protection group.

The officials tried to quash public criticism of particular companies and facilitated negotiations between foreign governments and seed companies such as Monsanto over issues like patents and intellectual property, the report said. A U.S. State Department official said it routinely coordinates trade and investment matters to support U.S. firms, including “providing assistance in opening markets, levelling the playing field, protecting intellectual property rights, and resolving trade and investment disputes.” Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher said Monsanto believes it is critical to maintain an open dialogue with

government authorities and trade groups in other countries. “ We remain committed to sharing information so that individuals can better understand our business and our commitments to support farmers throughout the world as they work to meet the agriculture demands of our world’s growing population,” he said. The cables show U.S. diplomats supporting Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, in foreign countries even after it paid $1.5 million in fines after being charged with bribing an Indonesian official and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 2005. The report covered cables

f r o m 2 0 0 5 - 0 9 t h a t w e re released by Wikileaks in 2010 as part of a much larger release by Wikileaks of a range of diplomatic cables it obtained. U.S. officials, Monsanto and many other companies and industry experts routinely say that biotech crops are needed around the world to increase global food production as population expands. They maintain that the crops are safe and make farming easier and more environmentally sustainable. The State Department also produced pamphlets in Slovenia promoting biotech crops, sent pro-biotech DVDs to high schools in Hong Kong and helped bring foreign officials

and media from 17 countries to the United States to promote biotech agriculture, Food & Water Watch said. The biotech crops are controversial with some groups and in many countries because some studies have shown harmful health impacts for humans and animals, and the crops have been associated with environmental problems. They also generally are more expensive than conventional crops, and the biotech seed developers patent the high-tech seeds so farmers using them have to buy new seed ever y season, a factor that makes them unappealing in some developing nations.

Wild grass could help end wheat yield stagnation Crossbreeding back to goatgrass could add up to 30 per cent to yields london / reuters


lant scientists in Britain said May 13 that crossbreeding wheat with a type of wild goatgrass could end years of stagnation in yields with early results showing growth of up to 30 per cent. The National Institute of Agricultural Botany said in a statement that the additional genetic diversity which the program introduced would offer new sources of yield improvement, drought tolerance and disease resistance. “Over the years, domestication of the wheat plant has increased yields, but recently those increases have slowed, leading to concerns for future food security,” NIAB chief executive Tina Barsby said. “This is partly because domestication has eroded wheat diversity and the possibilities for improvement from within the current wheat germplasm pool are reaching their limit.” The national average wheat yield in Britain has stalled at around eight tonnes per hectare for the past 12 years. Modern wheat varieties can be traced back to an original crossbreeding between an ancient wheat and wild grass species that happened in the Middle East about 10,000 years ago. “Yield increases of up to 30 per cent have been produced in early field trials, despite the past few years being cold, wet seasons where lack of sunlight depressed yield,” plant breeder Phil Howell said. He said new varieties would be developed adapted to future challenges such as restrictions on pesticides and fertilizers coupled with projected climate change and would be on farm by 2019 at the earliest.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


FWIC president visits international peace garden

India’s attempt to boost wheat exports falters

Federated Women’s Institute president Marie Kenny of Prince Edward Island (fifth from l) travelled with her Manitoba Women’s Institute colleagues to International Peace Garden after the Manitoba Women’s Institute convention in April to meet and talk over potential joint programs between the FWIC and the Peace Garden. As part of the MWI’s own commitment to maintaining the gardens Peace Garden CEO Doug Hevenor was presented with 12 Adelaide Hoodless roses by MWI members. The roses will be planted in front of the Civilian Conservation Corps Lodge building.   photo: Courtesy of Manitoba Women’s Institute


new delhi / reuters India’s latest attempt to boost wheat exports and cut its bulging stocks by offering private traders the chance to buy direct from warehouses is likely to be spurned by most traders as they balk at the costs of transportation and financing. India has been trying to increase exports since September 2011 to create space in stretched warehouses for bumper harvests, but has only managed to sell about five per cent of what it produces in a year, partly because of its high prices. That’s expected to be the sticking point after the government offered five million tonnes to private traders such as Cargill, Louis Dreyfus and Glencore — but even though global prices are rising on supply concerns, the high cost of Indian wheat may still be a deterrent. The government pays its farmers $300 a tonne and is looking to get that price for export sales.

Ammonium nitrate cause of Texas explosion austin, texas / reuters Investigators have confirmed that ammonium nitrate stored at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant detonated in last month’s devastating explosion that left 14 people dead and about 200 injured. The actual cause of the fire and subsequent blast at the West Fertilizer Co. facility is still being determined, investigators said. The blast caused an estimated $100 million in damages to homes, businesses and schools near the fertilizer plant. The dead included 11 firefighters and other first responders who had rushed to contain a fire at the plant. T:10”

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dublin / reuters France says it will block proposed free trade talks between the European Union and the U.S. unless cultural sectors, such as television and radio, are excluded from the talks. Most EU member countries want to launch talks in the coming months. They are likely to last two years. “The position of France is that we want exclusion from discussion of cultural items. This is non-negotiable,” said French Trade Minister Nicole Bricq. A trade pact between the U.S. and the EU would encompass half the world’s economic output and a third of all trade. But some trade ministers argue it would be wrong to set preconditions. “If we set up red lines, the United States will do the same,” said Sweden’s Ewa Bjorling.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

There’s new interest in old skills once needed for survival By Lorraine Stevenson CO-OPERATOR STAFF


rganizers of the province’s first Do It Yourself Homesteader Festival June 1 say it’s as much about building community as it is about developing skills. That said, ticket holders to the event taking place on a farm near Fraserwood, Man. can participate in any of the 20 workshops teaching everything from making cheese to spinning yarn to beekeeping and building chicken coops. Organizer Adrienne Percy said the event isn’t designed to romanticize the past, which was anything but a fair y tale for early settlers struggling to sur vive in an unforgiving terrain. But it does hope to tap into what appears to be a burgeoning interest in learning how to do things for oneself. “It’s a recognition that we haven’t just lost skills, we’ve lost the sense of community that came along with living close to the land and helping our neighbours,” said Percy in a news release. “More and more people are rejecting the ‘out of the box’ culture that is so prevalent today and are instead looking to reconnect and reclaim important food, farming, and healing skills themselves,” a d d s K r i s A n t o n i u s w h o’s worked with Percy to launch the event. “This festival is really about celebrating the sharing of that knowledge,” she said. The two women say Manitoba’s Interlake has seen a resurgence of its past rich tradition of homesteading through a recent influx of new families settling and cultivating their own modern-day version of the homestead dream. Both Percy’s and Antonius’s families live at Fraserwood, and attest to how satisfying they’ve found a simpler life lived closer to the land can be. “The folks who come out to the fest are going to leave inspired about how easy and gratifying it can be to make or grow what you need,” said Antonius. “ We believe that we can have stronger, healthier, more resilient people and communities when we connect around these skills.” The DIY Homesteader Festival will also feature homegrown Manitoba music and a local foods lunch catered by the province’s only woodfired artisinal bread makers — Integrity Foods. Tickets must be purchased online in advance; no dropins can be accommodated. Mo re i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t the DIY Homesteader Festival is found online at www.nour

Fears of flooding float away Forecasters credit dry soil and an ideal extended spring melt for alleviating flood threat By Daniel Winters CO-OPERATOR STAFF


he widely anticipated flood of 2013 has come and gone with barely a splash. “I think my prayers were answered,” said Doug MacNeil, deputy minister of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation. Although spring melt conditions have been ideal, there is still a risk of flooding in some areas where homeowners are keeping a watchful eye on protective dikes and backup pumps, he said. “There is still some concern, but it certainly wasn’t the flood that was forecasted earlier this year,” said MacNeil. Ironically, the focus last week shifted to the threat of grass fires after cooler-than-normal weather stunted the growth of fresh grass and weeks without significant rainfall left ditches and marshy areas tinder dry.

Overland flooding due to ice jams was reported in the Dauphin-Swan River area, along with road and culvert washouts in other areas. There was also overland flooding in the Souris River watershed near Melita, but a combination of dry ground, empty sloughs, and the extended cool spring weather soaked up run-off as quickly as it appeared. “We had huge snowbanks in the yard here, and there wasn’t even a puddle around them,” said Jim Trewin, reeve of Rural Municipality of Arthur. The unusually cool spring weather, with below-freezing temperatures overnight, was key to preventing what could have been a serious flood, said MacNeil, noting dry soil conditions and sublimation (snow becoming a vapour without first being a liquid) were also significant factors. Lakes around the province are within normal ranges and

still capable of absorbing large amounts of rainfall, he added. Inflows to the Shellmouth reservoir peaked at 10,000 cubic feet per second around May 10, and have since fallen to around 8,500. Outflows will be managed with the aim of holding levels at near-normal summer levels, or roughly six feet below the spillway outlet, in order to meet irrigation needs for the upcoming potato season, MacNeil said. Rain is still a wild card for farmers downstream, however. “It is really hard to predict how much and for how long you’re going to see rain,” said MacNeil. “Until the rivers get down to what we call normal summer water levels, I don’t like to say that we’re out of the woods.” Downstream at St. Lazare, some low-lying areas were flooded, but in general the Assiniboine and Qu’Appelle rivers have stayed within their banks.

A line of super sandbags put in place by provincial staff could still be seen guarding Brandon’s Corral Centre last week, testament to widespread fears of flooding earlier this spring. But officials are “completely confident” that a flood would be avoided with the crest of the Assiniboine in Brandon due to arrive over the weekend, a city official said last week. Now that the snow is long gone, the focus has shifted to the risk of drought as rising temperatures and weeks without significant rainfall have left the top few inches of soil parched, especially in sandy areas. The Office of the Fire Commissioner issued a warning last week of an increased fire risk in some areas of the province. So far this spring, the province has responded to 21 fires, well under the long-term average of 95 for this time of year.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


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Veteran civil servant made his mark during the BSE crisis By Alex Binkley co-operator contributor / ottawa

After ages as the federal government’s public face of food safety, Brian Evans has taken a well-earned retirement, but not the quiet kind. In addition to being the country’s chief veterinary officer and chief food safety officer, Evans was the government’s main spokesman during the 2003 BSE crisis. But the biggest food safety event was the creation of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 1997, says the recently retired bureaucrat. “It changed the federal government’s focus on food safety,” said Evans. “It brought accountability to all aspects of monitoring food production including animal and plant health and food safety and biosecurity. It was a major accountability shift.” Another big shift is currently underway — a streamlining of the agency following the passage of the Food Safety Act last year. “The CFIA is on the threshold of becoming what was intended for it,” said Evans, who has a busy schedule of international meetings to attend and scientific papers to write. Another big change is the growing public interest in the safety and origin of their food, he added. “Public expectations are much higher than they used to be… there has been a fundamental change in the landscape of the interest in food production,” he said. Evans demonstrated a shrewd understanding of public expectations during the BSE crisis. His daily press conferences are viewed by many as a textbook example of how to handle a crisis and earned him the gratitude of beleaguered leaders in the beef sector. “He was an extraordinary spokesman for us,” said Rob McNabb, general manager of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “People understood and remained confident in our food safety system and the quality of our product.” Evans “was our hero during BSE,” added Jim Laws, president of the Canadian Meat Council. “He spoke out reassuring Canadians and was instrumental in many international markets reopening their doors to Canadian beef,” said Laws. “He was someone who Canadians knew and trusted and were pleased to hear from during the listeriosis events of 2008.” Evans deflected the praise, saying it was clear what needed to be done. “People want to know what the industry is doing to protect them,” he says. “With 24-7 news media, the food industry has to be always ready to explain and react.”

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

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ANTIQUES ANTIQUES Antiques For Sale RED BARN ANTIQUE SALE June 4th 5:00pm-9:00pm, June 5th & 6th, 11:00am-5:00pm, June 7th 11:00am-9:00pm, June 8th 11:00am-5:00pm. Hwy 59 South to Grande Pointe.

AUCTION SALES AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Parkland AUCTION SALE FOR BILL & MARJ MINTON Sat., June 8th 10:30am 10-mi North of Amaranth on Hwy 50 till South Leifur RD 117N. 1-mi East & 1/4-mi North. Tractors & Equip: 1979 Ford F350 9-ft. stl box & hoist; 351 eng 4-SPD 46,150-km; 1984 240 MF 3-PTH PTO 1 hyd 4,770-hrs; 1959 50 MF 3-PTH PTO (not running); Belt pulley for 35 MF; 1965 706 Intl 1 hyd PTO 9,300-hrs; 7-ft. 455 NH trailer type Hay mower; 56 NH side del Rake; 6x30ft. Westfield auger w/9-HP eng; Pencil Auger; 2 auger hoppers; 400 Crown Stone Picker; 2 bottom Ferguson 3-PTH Plow; 6-ft. Allied 3-PTH Snowblower; 510 NH manure Spreader; Pony Harrows; 16-ft. IHC Vibra Shank Cult; 28 run IHC drill stl end wheels; 6-ft. IHC oneway on steel; new chain for 96 JD combine grain pan; 4 Farm Wagons; Cattle Equip: 2, 16-ft. Calf Shelters; 4, 12-ft. metal Calf Feeders; 2 Rd Bale Feeders; 3 stock water tanks; 300-gal Poly Tank; metal & Plastic Fence Posts; Dr Frank Calf Puller; Tattoo set; Ear Notcher; Vet Supplies; Dehorners; 8 rolls of new Barbed Wire; elect fence wire; 3 wood feed troughs; 3, 10-ft. Panels; 2 Cattle Oilers; Head Gate; 3 Stack Tarps; Horse Equip: 2 bottom Massey Harris Sulky Plow; Emerson Sulky Plow single furrow; 2 Sulky Plows; Potatoe Scuffler; 8-ft. Tandem Disc; Single disc; 5-ft. IHC hay mower (used very little); Horse blanket; Sleigh & Wagon Tongues; Cutter Runners; Single & Double Trees; 1 set of runners for Bob sleigh; Slush Scrapers; Dump Rake; set of hobbles; Antiques & Collectibles: 2-HP Fairbanks stationary eng (not running); model A engine; model A rad & Hood; model A Tires & Rims; Massey Harris back board for binder; Hanging Lamp; 4 RR Lamps; 4 wall Lamps; 22 table Lamps; Stable Lanterns; Horse Bells; Spread Rings; Cow Bells; Red Wing & Medalta Crocks; 3 Butterchurns (1 red wing); School Stone water fountain; Glass Drink fountain; Stone Jugs; Renfrew Cream Separator; table top Domo Cream Separator; Washing machine eng w/org gas/oil mixing cans; Maytag square washing Machine; wood washing machine; old wringer washer; metal Washing Machine; Wash Boards; 2 Cistern Pumps; Garden Planter; Well Pumps; Anglo 5-gal Pail; 2-gal B/A grease pail; Oil Cans; Glass oil Jars w/filler tops; Tobacco Tins; other Tins; Sad Irons; Cast Iron Seats; Rolls of Binder Twine; 1 Beaver Sealer Jar; Wood Stove; Rd Cast Iron wood heater; Cast box Heater; camp Stove; Piano stool claw style feet; 1885 Victorian chairs w/original frt casters; Cherry wood Kitchen table w/2 extra leaves; Kitchen Cupboard; Drop Leaf Table; Press back chairs; double wide Wash Stand; Wash Stand; Plant Stands; Avon containers; Bureau; Sleigh bed w/box spring & mattress; Book Case; Dresser; Chamber Pot; 3 Cast Iron Bath Tubs; Viking Radio record player stereo; 6 Steamer Trunks; 2 Gingerbread Clocks; Mantel Clock; Coca Cola Cooler; 2 Red Wagons; Kids sleigh; hand crank horse Clippers; Forge; Cast Iron Tool box Lids; Gas Barrel Pump; Grain Crusher w/wood Hopper; Macleods grain Crusher w/belt; Platform Scale; weigh Scale; Beam scales; Swede saws; egg Crates; 78 records; 45 rpm records; older kids bike; Easel; Appliances & Furniture Shop Equip: LT1000 Craftsman Riding mower; Lawn Mower; 3000watt Power Plant; 6 Canada Goose Decoys; 600/16in frt tractor Skies; Post Drills; Wheel Barrow; 5-HP Sears garden Tiller; Misc. Website Terms: Cash or Cheque w/I.D. debit, m/ card lunch served. Subject to additions & deletions. Not responsible for any errors in description. GST & PST will be charged where applicable Owners and auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site. Sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd Dave Nickel & Marv Buhler auctioneers Ph (204)637-3393 cell (204)856-6900 Owners (204)843-2346. MEYERS AUCTION 10:00am Sat., June 1st. Estate of Albert Lehmann, Arden, MB . Club Car Electric Golf Cart w/Charger - batteries recently updated. SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS: 50-Ton (approx) Industrial Hydraulic Shop Press - Shop Built; Rhino Tire Changer; Jet 5 Speed Drill Press; Metal Cutting Band Saw; Metal Shop Storage Cabinets; 2) Air Compressors; Acetylene Cutting Set; Side Grinders; Tap & Die; Tool Boxes; Lincoln 225 amp Welder; Bench Vises; Floor Jack; Shop Vac; Wrenches, Screwdrivers, Etc. ANTIQUES: Kitchen Cupboard; 2) Side Boards; Farm Table; 2) Wood Captain’s Chairs; Cream Separator; White Rotary Treadle Sewing Machine; Radios; OK Wall Clock; Sugar & Flour Sacks; Stone Ware Crocks. FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD: China Cabinet; Couch & Chair; Recliner; Flour Grinder; Fans; Pots & Pans; Dishes; Lg Amount of Bedding & Towels; Ent Stand; CB Radios; Westminster Chime Wall Clock; Upright Vac; Floor Safe; 4-Drw File Cabinet; 2) Wringer Washers; Wash Tubs & Stand; 2) Deep Freezers; Garden Tools; Wheel Chairs. Meyers Auctions & Appraisals, Arden, MB. Bradley Meyers Auctioneer (204)368-2333 or (204)476-6262 cell, Detailed List & Pictures at

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FARM AUCTION FOR CEE FARMS LTD & BARRY WALKER Sat., June 1st, 2013 12:00pm noon. 3.5-mi West of Plumas MB on PTH 265. Terms Cash or Cheque w/I.D lunch served. Equipment: 1984 4450 JD quad range 3 hyds PTO; fact duals 20.8x38 inside radials 9,375-hrs; 1976 C65 Chev tag axle truck 18-ft. stl box & hoist; 12,000-mi on new drop in 366 eng 5+2 SPD trans, new roll tarp saftied; 1993 Norbert 20-ft. Gooseneck stock Trailer; metal floor w/rubber matt new brakes/drums & bearings in 2011; Haying & Cattle Equip: 2008 1441 NH Discbine; frt swivel hitch extra high stubble wear shoes (one owner); 2007 3983 MF 12 wheel V Rake (one owner); 2001 688 NH Bale Command approx 12,000 bales; 1986 316 NH Baler Hyd tension & PU; 1033 NH Bale Wagon; 311 Cockshutt side Del Rake; 1065 JD Farm wagon w/17-ft. steel Bale Rack; 965 JD Farm wagon; 2002 Bale Pro 7000 HD Bale Shredder w/twine cutter (1 owner); 14 Rd Bale steel bale Trailer; 1996 358 Mixmill hyd unload & power bale feeder (1 owner); 2007 200-bu Easy Way Creep Feeder; Stampede steel crowding Tub w/scissor door; 3,000-lb HiQual cattle Scale; 4, 11x13-ft. maternity Pens; Easy 6-ft. walkway Cattle Oiler w/stand; 1 wood Self Feeder; 7-in. Peerless Grain Roller w/5-HP elct; Hopper feed meter system; 6 Rd bale Feeders; Seeding/Tillage & Harvest Equip: 1983 9600 COOP PT Combine (approx 800-hrs); 1979 400 Vers 18-ft. swather w/PU Reel & Cab; 20-ft. (2-10s) 6200 INT rubber Press Drill w/grass seed attach fact Trans & Trac eraser; 24-ft. 5000 IHC Vibra Chisel w/Degal mulchers; 16-ft. HutchMaster offset Tandem Disc; Spring loaded NH3 hitch for tillage; 24-ft. Laurier P30 hyd fold back Packers; 18-ft. IHC 45 Cult w/Leon mulchers; 6-16 INT 770 auto set Plow w/new shears; 18-ft. Glencoe frame mole hill Leveler; 15-ft. MF Single Disc; 15 & 12 sections of Diamond Harrows; 150-bu Kendon hopper Tank trailer; 1992 Westfield 100-51 PTO auger w/mech swing out; 6x36-ft. Allied auger; 2, 24-ft.x3-in. utility augers w 3/4 elect motors; Swath Roller; Swather Transport; Misc Equip: JD Grapple; Shop built gooseneck Trailer w/12-ft. box & hoist; 2008 Cub Cadet Riding mower LT 69 org hrs; 2500psi gas Pressure washer; 2, 300-gal Fuel Tanks; 1, 500-gal Fuel Tank; 225amp Lincoln Welder; heavy 20-ft. 220amp ext cord; Complete Self contained AI unit w/12V Cito thaw unit; 4 H supplies; Trimmer chute; Oster elect Clippers; Leather Show halters; Cattle show box; assort of Tires; complete drive shaft for GMC 366 grain truck; Radiator; power steering gear box; 5+2 Trans w/clutch; rebuilt 4 barrel Holley carb; 2 electronic monitor boxes for 9600 Co-op Combines; approx 200 like new Diamond Harrow teeth. Few pieces of misc. Auctioneer’s note: The Walkers have sold the farm & all merchandise has to be removed by June 8th, 2013. Unless prior arrangements have been made. Check website for updates. 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. Statements made on sale day will take precedent over all previous advertisements Owners & auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site. Sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd Dave Nickel & Marv Buhler auctioneers Ph (204)637-3393 cell (204)856-6900 website email contact Barry Walker (204)476-6447 e-mail

PARKS AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Serving MB & SK for over 30 yearS. AB FOUILLARD & SONS FARM AUCTION Wednesday, June 5, 2013 10am St Lazare District, MB

SALE INCLUDES: • TV140 NH Bidirectional Tractor • 2470 Case 4WD. • 150 MF Gas. • 2705 MF. • S650G Satoh. • 688 NH Round Baler. • 499 NH 14’ Haybine. • 12’ Brillion Precision Press Drill Grass Seeder, tow behind, 2500 acres, excellent. • 8’ Howard PTO Rotovator. • 850 Leon Belly Dump Scraper. • Shippping Container - 40’ X 7’. & much more. This is a partially listing for complete listing visit:

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

at 11:00AM, (22 km North of) Neepawa, MB Directions: From Neepawa, travel 22 km north on Hwy #5 to Mountain Road hwy, then west 2 3/4 km, then turn north to yard. Watch for signs. TRACTORS 1952 Massey Harris 44 gas SN # 18971 • 1948 Massey Harris 30 gas SN # 2366 • Massey Harris 444 gas with high-low range SN # 74273 • • 1947 Massey Harris 55 with fiber-belt pulley SN # 4205 • Massey Harris 555 four speed SN # 20514 • 1951 Massey Harris 44 SN # 5315 • Massey Harris 33 SN # 1130 • Massey Harris 44 with front end loader EQUIPMENT Ford #542 square baler • IHC #210 Self propelled swather • JD 15 1/2 ft field cultivator • 24 ft Fifth wheel trailer • 12 ft tandem axle livestock trailer • 8 ft utility trailer • 4 in. x 12 ft Westfield auger • 4 in. x 16 ft Speedking auger with 12 volt motor and cables • 6 in, x 26 ft Versatile auger • 60 in. snow blade for garden tractor • Boleno 36 in. rototiller 3PTH, PTO • 40 in. rototiller 3PTH, PTO • 60 in. Wood brush mower 3PTH, PTO • 6 in. hydraulic manure pump • 13 HP gas engine--2 years old • 3000 psi pressure washer with electric motor

Please check for picures and full listing John Lamport 204-476-2067 Tim Dowler 204-803-6915

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AUCTION SALE FOR VAUGHAN & JUDY GREENSLADE Fri., June 7th 12:00pm noon. 1-mi East of Portage La Prairie, MB. Straight north of the Shell service station on the north side of Hwy 1 on Hwy 26 # 32151. Tractors: 2003 7520 JD MFWD IVT trans 741 JD Loader/grapple fact 3-PTH 3 hyds PTO 169R28 520/85R38 7,996-hrs; 1997 MX120 Case IH Maxxum MFWD fact 3-PTH 2 hyds PTO; L300 Case IH Loader 18.4R38 12,165-hrs; 1973 1466 INT fact duals 2 hyds PTO; 30 Cockshutt; Super WD-9 International (not running); Trucks & Trailer; 1996 Dodge Laramie SLT 3500 dually; Cummins eng 5-SPD standard 365,395-km; 1967 Chev 50 Stl Box & hoist; 1972 GMC Sierra 2500 350eng 4-SPD std; 1951 Ford 1-ton flathead V8 eng; 2001 24x7 1/2-ft Wilson alum Stock Trailer; Haying & Cattle Equip: 535 JD Baler; JD quick attack Bale Spear; 1441 NH Discbine; 20-ft. 400 Ver Swather; Swath Roller; JD Hay Rake; 6, 350-bu Miami Feeders w/creep feeder panels; 45-ft. semi flatdeck Hay Trailer; 3110 Bale King bale Shredder; Stampede Hyd Chute/S Alley & crowding Tub; Digital Cattle Scale; 60, 12-ft. Corral Panels; 10, 10-ft. Corral Panels; 4, 16-ft. metal Gates; 3 Rd Bale Feeders; 3 Hay Saver Rd bale Feeders; Metal Feed Trough; Rubber tubs; 3 mineral Tubs; 16, 8-ft. Cement bunk Feeders; 6 Ritchie water fountains; 2 lifts of shelter boards; Lift of 16-ft. Poplar treated 2x6; 5, 35-ft. treated poles; 10 Yard Poles; 3, 400W Yard Lites; 6, 150W Yard Lites; 2, 20-ft.x30-in. Culverts (like new); Fencing supplies; M800 & MBX2500 Galagher elect Fencers; 2 Speedrite SP180 elect fencer; 2 Pel elect Fencers; Solar Panel; 3 Lewis Cattle Oilers; Calf Hot Box; Calf Puller; Calf Sled; # PTH Gofer; 960 Buhler 3-PTH Snowblower; 6-ft. 3-PTH Case IH finishing mower; 6-ft. 3-PTH Mower; 7x41-ft. Sakundiak auger w/14-HP eng; 8-ft. 3-PTH Cultivator; 40-ft. Tine Harrows; 14ft. Int Deep Tiller; 16-ft. of Coil Packers; Pony Harrows; Shop Equip: upright air compressor; Portable Air Tank; 250amp Lincoln elect welder; 2-3 HP Aeration Fans; 1-1.5 HP Aeration Fan; 2 smaller aeration Fans; 9 new Case IH Bucket teeth; 500gal fuel tank & stand; 300-gal fuel Tank; 2 compartment Slip Tank; 3-PTH Sprayer w/500-gal Poly Tank; Estate Sprayer; assort of Lumber; Shop Tools; Tool Cabinet; Alum Loading ramps; 1-HP elect motors; 16-HP Kohler Auger eng; Cordless Grease Gun; Hyd Cyl; Chains & Jack-all; Shop Vac; Cistern Pump; 6 boxes of Floor Tile; wood Pallets; Misc. Be on Time most items Listed. Website Terms Cash or Cheque with I.D 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 Sale Final All statements made on sale day will take precedent over all previous advertisements Owners & auction company are not responsible for any accidents on sale site. Sale conducted by Nickel Auctions Ltd. Dave Nickel & Marv Buhler auctioneers Ph (204)637-3393 cell (204)856-6900 Owner (204)239-6891.

Sat., May 25 @ 10:00am St Andrews, MB

5265 Hwy # 9 at the Jct of #27 & 9 approx. 10 min North of 101 Perimeter Auction Note: Everything Sells to the Highest Bidder Contact: (204) 791-6839 | Email:

*Tow Truck, Trailers * Tractor & Equipment * Speciality Tools * Tools * Parts * Misc * Collectibles & Antiques * Office... PLUS MUCH MORE!

Stuart McSherry (204) 467-1858 | (204) 886-7027 For full listings visit

EVENING HOBBY FARM AUCTION FOR RAY & MARILYN LUSK FRI., MAY 31ST 5:00PM South of Portage La Prairie on 240 till 331. 1.5-mi East to Rd 34W then 1/4-mi North to Yd # 63043. Tractors & Vehicles: 1954 WD45 AC restored 2-PTH PTO; 2-PTH Tool Bar 12-ft Cult; 2-PTH Allis 3 14 Plow; 1950 WF AC; b9 sect Diamond Harrows & Bar; 2000 KIA Sportage EX 2.0L auto Pwd/Pdl cruise/air 4x4 191,658-km saftied; 4, 205/75R15 winter tires (like new); Double Ski-doo Trailer drive on & off; 14ft. Lund Boat & Trailer; 8-ft. slide in pop up Starcraft Camper, Fridge & stove; Shop Tools: 10-in. Craftsman Radial Arm Saw; 8/26 Canadiana Snow Blower; 60-in. Click ‘N’ Go angle Blade for ATV; 48-in. Lawn Sweep; Garden dump Trailer; Lawn Boy Lawn mower; Estate Sprayer; 5-HP upright Air Compressor; 225amp Miller Welder; Acetylene set & Cart; 150-gal fuel tank & stand; Stainless stl work Cabinet; Ignition Cabinet; Air over Hyd Floor Jack; 20-ton Hyd Jack; Jack-al; 50 Husqvarna Chain Saw; Air Tools; Power Tools; 13amp Side Grinder; HD Gear Puller; 3/4-in. Socket set; Champion Spark plug Cleaner; Digital Timing lite; Elect paint sprayer; HD Battery Charger; 12V winch; elect Chop Saw; Eliminator socket set; Puller set for power steering pumps & alternators; elect Pressure pump; 22-ft. alum ext Ladder; Lawn Fertilizer spreader; Garden Tools; Propane Burner; old Curling Rock Box; 4x6-ft. fold up Fishing shack; Fairbanks Magnito; Household; Misc. Website Terms Cash or Cheque 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 Auction company & owners 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 Owner (204)856-7975. MEYERS AUCTION 10:00am Sat., May 25th Acreage & Construction Equipment for Lorrie Klee-mola & the Late Ed Kleemola Rosser, MB. 2-km west on Hwy 221 watch for signs. Kubota BX 23 4WD Tractor, 16.7 PTO HP, hydrostatic trans, 3 cyl Kubota DSL Engine, 1,463-hrs Sells w/2 Stage Snow Blower; Kubota BT600 Backhoe Attachment & LA210 FEL; 2007 Agassiz 5th Wheel 28-ft. Enclosed Cargo Trailer (20-ft. Deck); Tandem 7,000-lb Axels; Spring Assist Rear Ramp Door & Side Entry Door; Kubota 3-PTH Model B40C Tiller; Buhler/ Farm King 3-PTH 5-ft. Finishing Mower; 3-PTH Box Scraper; 3-PTH Box Scraper; Tow Behind Lawn Thatcher; Yardworks 10.5-HP 30-in. Snowblower; Cement Mixer; Job Site Trailer; Tractor & Trailer sell subject to confirmation of final bid. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT: Scaffolding; Dry Wall Lifter; Portable Kerosene Heater; DeWalt 6300W Generator; Portable Compressor; Rotary Laser; Portable Table Saws; Ladders; Surveyors Levels; Trash & Sump Pumps; Lge Qty HD Extension Cords; Wheel Barrows; Re Bar; Truck Cap; Hitches; MUCH MORE LISTED ON WEB; SHOP & HAND TOOLS: Band Saw; Pressure Washers; Portable Sandblasting Unit; Stihl Concrete Saw; Hitachi 8.5in. Slide Compound Saw; Press Drills; Roller Stands; Saw Horses; Husqvarna 51 Chain Saw DeWalt & Makita Saws; Mastercraft Chop Saw; Concrete Bits; 3) Paslode Impulse Nailers; DeWalt 14.4V Impact Drivers; Side Grinders; Saw-zall; Tool Boxes; Rotary Hammers; Hilti Guns; Levels; Hammers; Makita Cordless Sets; Halogen Work Lites; Waterloo Mechanic Tool Box; DeWalt 16 ga Cordless Finish Nailer; Quantity of Nails, Bolts, Screws etc associated w/Construction; HOUSEHOLD & YARD & GARDEN: Bar Fridge; Dimplex Freestanding Fireplace Heater; Antique Double Bed Head & Foot Board; Dresser w/Mirror & Dresser; 2) Area Rugs; Box Spring & Mattress; 19-in. TV; Weedeater Push Mower; Homelite Weedeater; Shovels, Rakes, Hoes; Cement Donkey & Wheelbarrow Statues; Quantum 60 Surge Rod & Reel; New Retractable Screen Door Cement Molds for making various Statues. Meyers Auctions & Ap-praisals, Arden, MB Bradley Meyers Auctioneer (204)368-2333 or (204)476-6262 cell Detailed List & Pictures at

McSherry Auction Service Ltd

Combined Auction

Bill & Pat Kotelko-Forest & Verla Finlay

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Tues., May 28 @ 4:00 pm Warren, MB

Auction Sale

Dave & Bev Alsop

Sun., June 2 @ 11:00 am Beausejour, MB

Directions: 5 miles East on Hwy #44 then South 3/4 Mile on Rd 47E #71024 Contact: (406) 560-5553 | Email:

Semi Trailer: 04 Trail King TK 70 HT Serious Air Suspension Low Bed w/ 30,000 lb Winch Sft, Subject to Owners Approval of last bid * Skid Steer & Truck Trailer: Cat 232B Skidsteer Heated Cab, Aux Hyd w/ 72” Bucket, 2240 hrs * 06 Ford F350 Lariat dsl 4x4 Crew Cab 238,000 km, Sft * 03 BH Duncan 18’ Tandem Stock Trailer * 04 BH Trail Tech 18’ Tandem Flat Deck 2/ Ramps Tractor & Equip: Ford 8N 3PH 540 PTO * 3PH Superior 394 7’ Sickle Mower * 3PH Yanmar 5’ Rotary Finishing Mower * 3PH 6’ Blade Horses & Tack: Apolsa 9 year Gelding Well Saddle Broke * Quarter Horse 9 year Mare, Saddle Broke * Warm Blood 4 year Mare, Broken to Drive * 100 years old McCoughlin Cutter Sleigh, Exc Cond * Doctor Buggy, Exc Cond * Driving Harness * Roping Saddle * Western Saddle * Bridles * Halters * Training Bridle * Grooming Equip Rec & Yard: 17’ Trihull Open Bow Boat w/ Inline 6 cyl & Tandem Trailer * Yard Works 20HP 46” Riding Mower * Wheel Barrow * Fertilizer Spreader * Back Pack Sprayer Misc: Honda 2” Water Pump w/ 500’ Hose * 2” Elec Water Pump * 5th Wheel Hitch * 6) Large Cargo Tarps * Load Binders * Hyd Cyl * Packages Hardwood Flooring * Fence Posts * Compound Bow * Antique Int Stationery Engine Tools: Floor Drill Press * Hyd Press * Power Hack Saw * Shop Hyd Lift * Parts Washer * Mitre Saw * Some Power & Hand Tools * Shop Items * Household: Brunswick 4’x8’ Slate Pool Table * Fridge * Desk * Wood Swivel Bar Stools * Antique Treadle Sewing Machine * Medalta 5 gal Crock * New Giftware Stock

Stuart McSherry (204) 467-1858 | (204) 886-7027 For full listings visit McSherry Auction Service Ltd

Acreage Auction Peter Burchuk (Late Marion)

Sat., June 1 @ 10:00 am Gunton, MB

Directions: 3 miles West then 1/2 miles North on RD 6 # 89110 Contact: (204) 886-3702

Tractor & Equip: Ford 6600 dsl HL Cab 3PH 540 PTO Dual Hyd Sold w/ Ford FEL 2900 hrs, Gd Rubber * Case 8312 Disc Bine (low acreage) * Great Northern 65’ 400 gal Sprayer * 6 Wheel Rake * 3PH McKee 6.6 Snowblower * 3PH 6’ Blade Trailers: 98 Norberts 16’ Tandem Gooseneck Stock Trailer * 93 Duncan 24 Tandem Gooseneck Flat Deck Trailer * 15 Guns: Browning, 81, LA, Cal 308 * Winchester, 94, Golden Spike Commenative, 30-30 * Stevens, 67, PA, 12 ga, 3” * Winchester, 2200, PA, 12 ga x 2 3/4” * 1942 BA, 303 British * Winchester, 72A, BA, 22 * Cooey, 75, BA, 22 cal * Winchester, 37A, SS, 12 ga 2 3/4” & 3” * Winchester, 1894, LA, 32-40 * Winchester, 70, BA, 270 WCF * Winchester, 1873, LA, 38 cal * Winchester, 1875, LA, 35 WCF * Winchester, 1894, LA, 25-35 WCF * Winchester, Cdn Cent 1867-1967, LA, 30-30 * Winchester, 100, SA, 303 * Gun Cabinets * 4) Ducks Unlimited Prints Rec & Yard: 96 AC ZR580 Snowmobile Gd Cond * Yamaha 340 Snowmobile * Ariens 1540 46” R Mower * Dixon ZT4 3361 13HP R Mower * Push Gas Mower * Gas Weed Eater * (2) Volkswagon Beetle (nr) * 1350 Bus Granary * Fuel Tank & Stand * Harness Racing Bike Cart * Harness Racing Jogger Cart * Jockey Saddle * Bridles * Halters * Elec Horse Blanket * Grooming * (8) Water Toughs * Hay Moisture Tester * Air Comp * Chain Saw * Power Tools * Al Ext Ladder * Home Repair Items * Treadle Sewing Machine * Wringer Washer (never used) * Wash Basin & Pitcher * Store Scale * Radio * Crocks * Lantern * Cream Cans * Water Pump * Texas Long Horns * Grey Cup Wpg Blue Bombers Jacket * AC Jacket

Stuart McSherry (204) 467-1858 | (204) 886-7027 For full listings visit AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River AUCTION SALE -JUNE 1, 2013 AT 1:00PM. PROPERTY OF DON & IRENE PHILLIPS, ROLAND MB, 3/4-MI E OF ROLAND - WATCH FOR SIGNS. 2003 Real Pioneer 21-in goose-neck, fifth wheel stock trailer/camper; 1975 1655 Cockshut tractor, 3-PTH (homemade) loaders, P/s, LPTO, cab w/heat; 1960 IHC 560 Antique pulling tractor. Partial Listing: 5-ft JD rough mower; 3 sections Diamond harrow; 3-PTH post hole auger; Honda gas pressure washer; AC-DC electric welder; Drill press; 2) ACCetelene Torch sets; Air compressor; Heavy 240 watt electric cords; Large PTO generator; Used metal roofing. Friends, there is a large assortment of tools, power equipment, fencing & much, much more. Check out our website for complete list & pictures. Lunch avail., cash/cheque. Pritchard Auctions (204)745-9440. 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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Car Trailer & Yard: 88 Chyrsler New Yorker 4D * BH 10’ * Trailer w/ Ramps * Case 220 hyd 44” Riding Mower * MTD 8HP R Mower * 7HP Snowblower * Roto Tiller * Push Gas Lawn Mower * Chain Saw * Hand Yard Tools * Orns * Planters * Camping & Fish Items Tools & Misc: Port Air Comp * Table Saws * Planer * Bench Grinder * Power Tools * Hand Tools * Floor Jack * Hyd Jack * Chains & Hooks * Ladders * Home Repair * NEW 5000 BTU Air Cond * Household: Fridge * K Table * Couch * 4 pce Wicker Furniture * Coffee & End Tables * Beds * Dressers * Desk * Book Case * Dehumidifer * Pots & Pans * Various Household * Antiques: Schwin Pedal Bike * Pedal Bike w/ Balloon Tires * Texaco Porc Sign * Drop Leaf Table * Aladdin Lamps * Coal Oil Lamps * Crocks * Lobster Trap * Tobacco Tins * LOTS MORE THAN LISTED !!

Stuart McSherry (204) 467-1858 | (204) 886-7027 For full listings visit

Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

OAKVILLE MAnItObA ArEA FArMErs surpLus AuctIOn sAturdAy, JunE 15th 10 AM 1/4 South of Jct 1 and 13 hwyS.

CONSIGNMENTS ARE WELCOME See our website or call 204-325-4433 cell 6230 bill Klassen Auctioneers


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

Winkler, MB • 1-204-325-4433

JoHnson MarsHall and ViVian FarM rETirEMEnT aucTion FaNNystelle, Mb

saTurday JunE 1, 2013 10 aM at the FarM FroM FaNNystelle oN hwy #2, 3 Miles south oN 248 aNd 2 east oN 38N or FroM starbuck, west oN #2 till alliNsoN road 4 south aNd 2 west oN road 38N.

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

UNRESERVED REDUCTION AUCTION SALE for McDiarmid Lumber of Highway Tractors, Trailers & Trucks, Forklifts & Lumber 5221 Portage Ave. West Headingly, Manitoba

Sat., June 8th at 11:00 am (Viewing Friday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm the Day Before the Sale ONLY)

Rain or Shine | BBQ Pork Lunch Sold

Harvesting Equipment • Case IH 1680 combine, excellent rice tires, Cummins engine, chopper. 1010 head with good belt pickup, 3300 hrs • Case IH 1480,combine, chopper, 810 head w/ belt pickup, 3200 hrs • Westward 7000 diesel hydro swather, 25 ft with Pickup reel, serial #68968 Trucks • 1974 Ford 8000 tandem w/ 3208 cat, 10 speed, 20 ft box hoist and roll tarp, 11 x 225 rubber • 1970 GMC 960 3 ton truck 366 with 5 x 2, 14 ft grain master box and hoist • 1953 IHC L170 single axle truck with 14 ft box and hoist • 1972 GMC 3500 pickup two wheel drive, with V8 4 speed, HD rear axle, 10 x 38 tractor tires 800 gal fiberglass tank, and 80 ft mounted sprayer • 1970 Dodge 300 one ton power wagon V8 4 speed, 4x4 pickup with sprayer unit • Collector Truck 1936 Dodge 2 ton in shed with wooden box. Not run for some time. • Car 1960 Buick 4 door • Honda sport dirt bike • 1975 Ford F-150 automatic pickup • 1975 Triple EEE Class C motor home, on Dodge 300 one ton sportsman dually chassis with 360 automatic

see full list in our spring catalog or on our website or call 204-325-4433 cell 6230 Bill Klassen auctioneers


AUCTIONEER’S NOTE* All lumber is sold in Pallet Lots HIGHWAY TRACTORS *2005 IHC w/ sleeper (Safetied) *2004 IHC *2000 Sterling LT9500 *2005 IHC (Parts Only) FORKLIFTS: *1999 Grandall model 5340, 10,000 lbs. lift, 4x4, all terrain forklift, diesel w/Zoom Boom (runs good) *Linde H70D-2 diesel, 7,000 lbs. forklift *Linde H45D diesel, 9,000 lbs. lift forklift * 1995 JCB 930 all terrain forklift *Hyster 860 XM propane 5,000 lbs. forklift *1999 JCB 930 forklift *Daewoo forklift 5,000 lbs. propane *2005 Hyster 6,000 lbs. forklift *Mitsubishi 4700 lbs. diesel forklift *Nissan 5,000 model PH02A25W propane all terrain (needs motor) *Linde 7190 lbs. all terrain, dual wheels (motor needs repair), *Nissan 6,000 KUGH02A30V all terrain propane *2004 Hyster H50XM w/clamp forks, cab (motor needs repair) *Nissan model 60 propane *Case 586D forklift *2006 Clark CMP40 w/cab, propane forklift *Clark CGC30 forklift *2006 Doosan G45S-2, 4,000 lbs lift propane *Linde H40D forklift (motor needs work) *Clark C25CL propane *Cat DP50K propane *Nissan 5,000 KPH02A25PV 3,500 lbs. lift *Hyster 50XL soild tires, propane *Yale electric forklifts w/battery charger *2006 Clark CMP40 forklift propane TRUCKS: 2005 GMC HiCube Van G3500 diesel *1996 Ford E450 diesel van *2006 Ford 4x4, 1-ton deck truck *2005 Dodge Cargo van diesel *2005 Ford F450 XL flat deck diesel *2000 IHC 4900 flat deck w/hoist *2000 GMC C6500 flat deck w/hoist *2006 Ford F150 *2004 Ford E150 cargo van * 2002 Chev. K3500 1-ton diesel *2004 Ford F150 4x4 *2000 Ford F750 flat deck w/hoist *2000 Ford 750 flat deck w/hoist (Needs Trans. Repair) *2004 GMC Envoy SLE *Ford F150 Supercab TRAILERS: 1997 Great Dane Trailer *2-42’ storage van trailers (Timpte & Trailmobile) *1985 Steadman flat deck trailer LUMBER SOLD IN LOTS: Timber, hardie boards, approx 8-pallets of house siding GARAGE DOORS: Commercial 16x16, 16x12, 16x20 garage doors BLACK PIPE: 3-pallets of black pipe (new) FOAM INSULATION: Approx. 12-pallets of insulation RAMP: Approx. 36’ large steel loading ramp H.D.

AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions

AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions

AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions

MACK AUCTION CO. presents a farm & livestock equipment auction for Andy & Rita Verbeem Mon., June 17th, 2013 at 10:00am. Directions from Hwy. 13 at Forget, SK go 4-mi South & 1-m East. Watch for signs! Contact Person Russel Fleck (306)487-7266 or Dale Grimes (306)461-5475. Live internet bidding at 2002 Case 40 ST skidsteer w/grapple fork & only 160-hrs; Case IH 7110 Magnum FWA tractor w/Allied 894 FEL & grapple; Case IH 5240 Maxxum FWA tractor w/3-PTH & 3,440-hrs; Kubota M9580 FWA tractor w/Kubota M660 FEL grapple & 3-PTH; Deutz 160 2WD tractor w/3-PTH & duals; Case IH 2096 2WD tractor w/2,057-hrs; Case 430 2WD tractor; Kubota T1670 lawn tractor w/48-in. deck; JD 317 garden tractor w/tiller; Case IH 8825 SP Cummins DSL swather & 16-ft. Case 8820 hay header w/671 engine hrs; Case IH RS-561 round baler; 25-ft. Vers 4750 SP swather w/964-hrs; White 8920 SP combine; 2003 Jiffy 920 bale processor; New Idea 364 manure spreader; 2006 Ford F-250 4WD extended cab Power Stroke DSL w/only 21,625-km; 2006 Southland 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer w/2 compartments; 2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4 door car w/70,885-km; 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 XP UTV side by side quad w/229-hrs; 33-ft. Flexicoil 800 air seeder single shoot w/Flexicoil 1720 air tank; 40-ft. Flexicoil 300B DT cultivator; 50-ft. Flexicoil System 95 harrow packers; IH 29-ft. cultivator; Schulte 3-PTH snow blower; 3 Westeel 2,000-bu hopper bottom bins; Westeel 1,600-bu hopper bottom bin; 3 Westeel 3,300-bu bins on wood & cement; Westeel 2,200-bu bin on wood floor; Buhler Farm King 10-60 swing auger; Sakundiak 7-45 auger w/gas engine; Sakundiak 7-45 PTO auger; Caldwell aeration fans; NH 510 manure spreader; shop built 48ft. Hi Boy 5th wheel trailer round bale trailer; Ranchers Welding 12x30 calf shed on skids; Ranchers welding portable creep feeder; Ranchers Welding 3 bale feeders; Ranchers Welding 30-ft. corral panels, portable panels & gates; shop built 18-ft. gooseneck stock trailer; poly liquid feed tanks; calf warming hut; vet supplies; Esso Bulk oil shed building for removal; upright air compressor; bolt bins; double sided enamel Esso sign; Eureka stoneware sanitary churn; numerous crocks & many other hidden treasures, plus much more! Visit for sale bill & photos. Join us on Facebook & Twitter. (306)421-2928 or (306)487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962

MACK AUCTION CO. presents a farm & livestock equipment auction for Don & Warren Wilhelm (306)487-2601 Sat., June 15th, 2013 10:00am. Directions from Lampman, SK. 5-mi West of Lampman, SK on Hwy 361 & 1.5-mi South. Watch for Signs! Live Internet Bidding 2008 NH 6070 FWA tractor w/NH 840TL FEL & 3-PTH showing 1,250-hrs; JD 8570 4WD tractor w/4,729-hrs; JD 4440 2WD tractor w/less than 200-hrs on complete engine overhaul; JD 332 lawn tractor w/tiller; JD 125 lawn tractor; JD 9600 combine w/2,105 sep hrs; JD 9500 SP combine w/2,485 sep hrs (Kevin Schaff (306)421-0272); 36-ft. Macdon 962 straight cut split PU reel draper header; 30-ft. JD 230 straight cut header; 30-ft. JD 590 PT swather; 18-ft. 2008 NH 1475 PT haybine w/upgraded PTO shaft; 2010 Buhler Inland Harvestman 14 wheel V rake; Morris 881 hay hiker bale hauler; 16-ft. W-W tandem axle bumper pull stock trailer; NH 358 mix mill; Morand maternity pen; Koenders calf warmer; Hi Hog alley section & palpation cage, squeeze chute; quantity of panels & gates; 90-ft. NH/Flexicoil SF115 suspended boom sprayer; 1989 White/Volvo/GMC highway tractor w/Cat engine; 36-ft. 1994 Doepker 2 compartment tandem axle grain trailer; 1980 GMC 7000 tandem axle grain truck w/87,950-km; 1976 Chev C-60 3-ton grain truck w/34,800-mi; 1997 GMC 1500 extended cab PU; 39-ft. Morris Maxim double shoot air drill w/Morris Maxim 6180 air tank; 49-ft. JD 1650 cultivator w/Valmar 2420; 60-ft. Flexicoil System 90 harrow packer bar; Allied 3-PTH snowblower; Rockomatic 546 rock picker; shopbuilt 8-ft. land leveller; Honda Big Red ATC; 130-gal slip tank w/electric pump; Chem Handler I mixer; New P-3 15-HP auger engine; Westeel Seedstor 3,000-bu hopper bottom bin; Stor King 74-ton hopper bottom bins; Metal Industries 40-ton hopper bottom bin; Westeel Rosco 2,000-bu hopper bottom bin; Edwards Grain Guard 3-HP aeration fans; Walinga 5614 grain vac; Sakundiak 10-70 swing auger; Sakundiak 10-60 swing auger; 7-47 auger w/Kohler engine; Sakundiak 7-47 auger w/Briggs engine; Sakundiak 6-33 auger w/Briggs; JD A150C construction heater plus a complete line of shop tools. Visit for sale bill & photos. Join us on Facebook & Twitter. (306)421-2928 or (306)487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962

MACK AUCTION CO. presents a large multi farm equipment auction for Ray & Ann Luhr & Scott Hewitt Sat., June 8th, 2013 10:00am. Directions from Arcola, SK. 14-km South on grid #604 & 1-km West. Watch for signs! Live internet bidding at JD 8560 4WD tractor w/GPS & recent work orders; JD 4760 FWA tractor; JD 4455 2WD tractor 2WD tractor; JD 4450 FWA tractor w/JD 740 loader; JD 4240 2WD tractor; JD 9750 STS combine & JD 914 PU header w/1,862 separator hrs; 35-ft. JD 635F straight cut header w/new knife & new guards; JD 7721 Titan II PT combine; 30-ft. Premier 1900 PT swather w/PU reel; Co-op SP swather, steel & poly swath rollers; 35-ft. JD 610 air seeder w/JD 777 air tank w/Degelman harrows; 20-ft. JD 355 offset disc; 31-ft. JD 610 cultivator; 63-ft. JD 1050 field cultivator; 59-ft. JD 1650 DT cultivator; JD 14-ft. cultivator; 2 Flexicoil System 92 60-ft. harrow packers; Melroe 8 bottom plow; JD 6 bottom plow; 2, 18-ft. spring tooth harrows; 1983 Chev C-60 single axle grain truck w/37,755-km; Sakundiak 10-60 HD swing auger; Sakundiak 7-33 auger; Walinga 510 grain vac; Brandt 7-35 auger; Bergen 10-54 auger; Westfield 6-36 auger w/Briggs engine; Comet 6-in. auger; 5 Westeel Rosco 2,000bu bins on cement; 2 Twister 5,000-bu bins on cement; 2, Westeel 2,000-bu hopper bottom bins; Metal Ind. 40-ton fertilizer hopper bottom bin; Bader 2,500-bu hopper bottom bin; Bader 1,200-bu hopper bottom bin; Variety of 3-HP aeration fans; 90-ft. Flexi Coil System 62 PT field sprayer; 12-ft. JD dozer blade; Degelman 10-ft. dozer blade; JD 55 HD 3-PTH blade; Degelman 4 Batt PTO rock picker; Schulte 3020 Rotary mower; 10-ft. trailer type land leveller; Rockomatc TM-20 rock picker; Ezee-on FEL w/JD grapple fork; MF hay rake; bale elevator; 300 & 500 fuel tanks; JD snow machine; Vanguard 14-HP generator never used; garden tiller; lawn mower; complete set of shop tools & equipment, buffalo hide coat; buffalo hide blankets; stained glass window, plus much more! Visit for sale bill & photos. Join us on Facebook & Twitter. (306)421-2928 or (306)487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962

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


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AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

AUCTION SALES Manitoba Auctions – Red River

UPCOMING AUCTION 1-800-782-0794

FARM RETIREMENT AUCTION FOR PETE & SUSAN REIMER SATURDAY JUNE 8 10:00 AM Location: From Vita, MB 3 Miles West on 201, then 2 miles south, and 1/4 Mile East on Rd 7.


• Rock-o-Matic 546 Rock Picker, PTO Drive • 10ft White 281 Off-Set Disk • 30ft IHC #45 Vibra Chisel Cultivator • 24ft IHC #45 Vibra Shank Cultivator w/ Mutcher • 20ft Massey Ferguson Double Disk • 8 Row John Deere 7000 Corn Planter • 30ft Westfield Grain Auger • International 320 Manure Spreader • 24ft Gooseneck Flat Deck Trailer EQUIPMENT • Shop Built V-Rake • 1997 Vermeer 605 Series K • 15 Section Harrows w/ Hyd Lift Round Baler • 14ft John Deere 1600 Haybine • 62ft Richardson Sprayer, New 400 Gallon Plastic Tank • John Deere 3960 Forage Harvester, 2 Row Corn headerGo • 500 gal split fuel tank w/ stand • 4 cyl Mercedes Diesel Engine w/ • Richardton High Dump Forage Wagon Gas Generator/welder • 1976 John Deere 4630 Diesel Tractor, 150HP, Power Steering, Sound Gard Cab, 1000PTO • 1973 John Deere 4430 Diesel Tractor, 130HP, Power Steering, Sound Gard Cab, 18.4-34 Tires • 1974 John Deere 4030 Diesel Tractor, Loader, 80HP, Power Steering, Sound Gard Cab, 9003HRS, 540 & 1000 PTO, 18.4-34 Tires • 700 White Diesel Tractor, Loader, 3PTH, 70HP


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• Honda 250R 3 Wheeler w/ Revese • 318 John Deere Garden Tractor w/ Tiller & Deck • (2) Garden Tillers • 4 Wheel Garden Wagon


• Squeeze Chute & Head Gate • Round Bale Feeders • Silage Feeder • 60 & 80 Bushel Creep Feeders

MACK AUCTION CO. presents a farm & livestock equipment auction for Dallas & Carol Piller (306)697-3286 Mon., June 10th, 2013 10:00am. Directions from Grenfell, SK. go 14-mi North on Hwy 47 and 1/2-mi West. Watch for Signs! JD 4440 2WD tractor w/duals; JD 2130 2WD tractor w/JD 145 FEL & 3-PTH; 1981 GMC 7000 grain truck; 1990 Mack single axle 10-SPD truck w/NH 195 manure spreader; NH 195 PT tandem axle manure spreader; 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer; Jiffy 220 bunk feeder; 16-ft. Hesston 1170 Pivot tongue hay bine; NH 605F round baler w/recent new belts; MF 850 SP combine; JD 6601PT combine; 18-ft. JD 800 SP swather, Farm King swath roller, 25’ JD 580 PT swather; Degelman 6700 Super Picker; Degelman ground drive rock picker; 18-ft. Ezee On tandem disc; Morris 14-ft. tandem disc; Degelman 12ft. dozer blade; JD 3-PTH snow blower; JD 506 3-PTH gyro mower; JD 3-PTH spring tooth cultivator; Wilmar 500 granular spreader on tandem axle trailer w/roll tarp; Degelman 2520 cultivator; 33-ft. IH vibra shank chisel cultivator w/1620 Valmar; IH 6200 press drills; Morris 32-ft. field cultivator; Hillcrest 24-ft. drill transport; 68-ft. Vers PT field sprayer; 50-ft. Melcam tine harrows w/sprayer tank; JD 400 mix mill for parts; JD 22 trailer mounted roller mill; Lewis 250-bu creep feeder; cattle squeeze chute & palpation cage; shop built 14 bale wagon; FEL & 3-PTH bale spear; new frost free nose pump; new rolls of barb wire; 30-ft. portable feed bunk; round bale feeders; tire feeders; corral panels & gates; solar & 100V electric fencers; semen tank; Goebel 3,660-bu bin on wood floor; 3 Twister 2,400-bu bins on steel floors; Sakundiak 7-41 auger w/Kohler engine & bins sweep; Sakundiak 7-33 auger w/Briggs engine; Clipper Model M-2B grain cleaner; 14-ft. Haul All Dual compartment grain fer-tilizer tote; 100-bu gravity grain wagons; plywood temporary grain wagons; hyd drill fills, plus much more! Visit for sale bill & photos. Join us on Facebook & Twitter. (306)421-2928 or (306)487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962

MACK AUCTION CO. PRESENTS a very large Equipment-Vehicle-RV Auction. Sat., Jun 22, 2013 9:00am at the Estevan Motor Speedway, Estevan, Sask. Directions: E of Estevan, Sk. on the Shand Access Road. Watch For Signs! 2 Quarters of Farmland in the Estevan area, Belarus 6100 FWA tractor w/3PTH & FEL, MF 97 2WD tractor, Case 1070 2WD tractor, Oliver 88 2WD Row Crop tractor, Oliver 88 2WD Standard tractor, 2010 4WD Crew Cab Dodge Diesel 2500 Laramie 2500 pickup w/only 24,000-km, 2004 GMC Sierra 1-ton dually crew cab diesel, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Extended Cab 4WD truck, 1995 Ford F 150 regular cab 4WD, 1951 L-160 Series grain truck, 2010 PJ 36-ft gooseneck flat deck trailer w/tandem duals, 2008 PJ 36-ft gooseneck flat deck trailer w/tandem duals & beaver tail, 1989 Fruehauf 53-ft drop deck hay trailer, 16-ft tandem axle car hauler, 2012 Trailer Tech truck deck w/LED lighting & hidden gooseneck hitch, RV 5th wheel hitch, 300-ft x 65-ft fabric storage shed canopy, 20-ft x 40-ft commercial party tent, 16-ft x 22-ft Marquee event tent w/7 windows, JD LA 125 garden tractor w/48-hrs, Case 44 garden tractor w/attachments, Kingkutter 3 PTH disc, Kingkutter 3PTH cultivator, 1995 27.5-ft. Sandpiper 5th wheel camper w/double slide, Baja 250 4x2 ATV quad, 1983 Honda Shadow 750 motorcycle, 1962 Ford Thunderbird 2 door hardtop w/390 engine w/ 25,140-mi showing, various keyhoe & airmaster aeration fans, quantity of aeration tubes & adaptors, 2-Westeel Rosco bins on hoppers, 1-1650 Rosco bin on hopper, 2-5000 Chief Westland bins on cement, 1-4400 bushel Westeel Rosco on cement, 1 -3500 Chief Westland bin on cement, 1-3300 Westeel Rosco bin on cement, JD 9350 10-ft grass drill, Lincoln ARC generator/stick welder w/9 HP Honda engine, Mastercraft tool cabinet, new Yard Works log splitter, tandem grain box trailer w/Kohler engine for lift, Farm King gravity screen cleaner, Wheatheart 8-in transfer auger, NH 470 manure spreader, heavy duty job site boxes, 10-ft 20 drawer heavy duty metal work bench, . CHECK THIS AD EVERY WEEK FOR MANY EQUIPMENT ADDI-TIONS FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS!! Visit www. for sale bill & photos. Join us on Facebook & Twitter. (306)421-2928 or (306)4877815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962




PENNER AUCTION SALES LTD. 218 Brandt Street Steinbach, MB Ph: 204.326.3061 Fax: 204.326.3061 Toll Free: 1-866-512-8992




For complete detailed listing and photos of each unit.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

AUCTION SALES Saskatchewan Auctions SHELDON & NATALIE FIROMSKI AUCTION Recreation Auction Sun., June 2nd, 2013 10:00am 1-mi NORTH OF ROCANVILLE ON #8 HWY, WEST SIDE OF RD ROCANVILLE, SK (306)645-2698. RECREATION: *2009 Custom Pro Street Chopper 113 cu inch Altima customized, 5,538-kms, MINT* 1996 17-ft. Bayliner Capri fishing & skiing boat 90-HP Honda, live well, open bow, leather seats, new tarp, fish finder, auto pilot 2003 trowelling motor, trailer, Mint; Year ? 17-ft. Speedboat 85-HP Mercury w/tilt trailer; 2002 SkiDoo 700 Heritage Edition 12,000-kms, rebuilt engine, electric start, Real nice; 2003 SkiDoo 800 13,000-kms, like new track, can, exhaust, 5-in. riser, real nice; 2007 renegade 600 HO SDI skidoo 3,626-mi, 13/4 track; 12ft. aluminum boat; 1998 20-HP Mercury jet propelled boat motor; 12V trolling motor; Browning Senior & Jr archery sets; 1986 Honda 350; Honda XL 100; TRAILERS: 1997 27-in. 5 Wheel Carry Lite Cashay 1 slide out, Onan generator, fully loaded, Real Nice; 2009 21-ft. Cargo mate enclosed trailer V nose, sheeted & painted inside, wired, ramp door, rubber flooring, tie downs, Like New; 12-ft. tandem trailer, wired; VEHICLES: *1968 Ford Fairlane 2 door hardtop new 302 stock V8, rally rims, black jack headers, alpine stereo, restored 25 years ago, real nice* 1991 Chev 4x4 tracker auto, 195,000-kms, soft & hard tops, good rubber, excellent for the year; 1964 GMC 1/2-Ton long box, restorable; 1986 Ford 1/2-ton 300 6 cyl; 1978 Ford 1/2-ton XLT 390, V8; YARD & EXCAVATING: 1967 Michagan 4x4 #125 Series II DSL, new rear axles, 3 yd bucket, runs real good; Aerins 72-in. zero turn 23-HP riding lawn mower; 5-ft. Roughcut mower hyd motor; Swisher 11.5-HP 44-in. tow behind finishing mower, like new; Farm King 5-ft. 3-PTH side discharge mower; Farm King 4-ft. 3-PTH side discharge mower; Kabota 60-in.? Belly tractor mower, like new Self propelled lawn vac, shredded, bagger; Case 930 tractor cab, new rubber; Craftsman 11x31 snow blower; 8x12 metal shed; Plus Shop, Misc, Household, Antiques. Visit for updated listing & pics. Sale conducted by Ukrainetz Auction Theodore SK. (306)647-2661. License #915851

AUTO & TRANSPORT AUTO & TRANSPORT Trucks 1975 GMC 6500 FARM truck, 366 engine, 5x2 trans, box, hoist, tarp, drill fill, plumped, always shedded, only 42,000 plus miles, one-owner, safetied. Must be seen! Phone:(204)265-3302 Beausejour. FOR SALE: 04 CHEVY 2500 4x4, 4-dr, gas, new safety, new steer tires, flat deck w/tool boxes, $8500. Phone:(204)871-0925.

AUTO & TRANSPORT Vehicles Various



FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Swathers SWATHER 9260 BIG CAB & Power unit Heston,

same as challenger or Massey, Power unit 15/05 Post Frame Buildings 36-ft. Head is 2010 w/PU reel, very nice unit, $72,000. (204)871-0925

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Various 1979 NH 495 12-FT. haybine needs work, lots of new parts, i.e. bars bearings, rollers good condition. New shaft for wobble box. (204)732-2734.

Post Frame Buildings Post Frame Buildings Let us build you a custom package! For your farm, residential or commercial project.

CORN HEADER 2009 16X30 Cat Lexion, C15 16row low profile w/littel change or adaptor, it would fit Case IH or JD w/contour head, HYD deck plates & knife rolls, $60,000. Nice condition. (204)871-0925, Macgregor, MB FOR SALE: 60-FT MOLEHILL Leveler, excellent condition, field ready; mfg. by the Walker’s KamCONTACT: sack SK. View online $20,000 OBO. Phone (204)522-3538.

Ron Cook

Post Frame Sales Rebuilt Concaves Representative Rebuild combine table augers Phone 204-638-5303 Rebuild hydraulic cylinders Fax 204-622-7053 Roller mills regrooved Cell 204-572-5821

MFWD housings rebuilt Steel and aluminum welding Machine Shop Service Helping You Build Better… at Great Prices Everyday! Line boreing and welding

Ron Cook w w w . m c m u n n a n d y a t


Frame Sales Representative Let us build you a Post Ron Cook custom package! | Fax Phone 204-638-5303 204-622-7053 | Cell 204-572-5821 Post Frame Sales Representative For your farm, Phone 204-638-5303 Helping You Build at Great Prices Everyday! residential or Better... Fax 204-622-7053 commercial Cell 204-572-5821 CONTACT: BUILDINGS Letproject. us build you a

custom package! For your farm, residential or commercial project.

Ron Cook

AFAB INDUSTRIES IS YOUR SUPERIOR post frameHelping building You company. estimates and inforBuild For Better… at Great Prices Everyday! mation 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.

Post Frame Sales Representative Phone 204-638-5303 Fax 204-622-7053 Cell 204-572-5821

Helping You Build Better… at Great Prices Everyday!

OVER 200 VEHICLES LOTS OF DIESELS Chrysler Dodge (800)667-4414 Wynyard, SK.

BEEKEEPING BEEKEEPING Bee Equipment BEE HIVES FOR SALE, Nucs, frames of brood. Phone (204)434-6918 or (204)392-0410, Grunthal.


LIKE NEW MANLAKE SS Extractor 9/18 frame radial, variable speed, used 2-hrs, asking $1,300. Phone (204)895-9667.





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

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

Ask about our blowout colours...65¢/ft.2


Also in stock low rib white 29 ga. ideal for archrib buildings BEAT THE PRICE INCREASES CALL NOW

1961 TD62 6 CYL, VGC w/8-ft. angle dozer, $6,500. Phone (204)736-2619, Oak Bluff.


1985 CASE 450C CRAWLER Dozer, 6 way blade, 65% undercarriage, $18,500. (204)525-4521


BUILDING & RENOVATIONS Building Supplies FOR SALE: 12-FT H x 16-ft W insulated overhead door w/track & hardware. $1,800 OBO. Phone:(204)648-7136.

FERTILIZER SPREADERS 4-9 TON, large selec-tion, $2000 up; 10 Ton tender, $2500. (204)857-8403, Portage La Prairie.



THREE IN ONE 1. COMPLETE AUGER SPOUT with “NO SNAG SPOUT” 2. FULL BIN ALARM 3. NIGHT LIGHT • Available for 10, 13 and 16” Augers • No Batteries needed • Enclosed Sensor • Proven Design since 2003 Value Priced from $515 to $560+ shipping 3 DAYS DELIVERY TO YOUR FARM IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT SEND IT BACK AFTER HARVEST FOR A REFUND


John and Angelika Gehrer NEVER SPILL SPOUT Inc.

CUSTOM BIN MOVING Book now! Fert Tanks. Hopper Bins/flat. Buy/Sell. Call Tim (204)362-7103 or E-mail Requests USED MERIDIAN HOPPER BINS, 4000-5000 Bus; used flat bottom bins. Check out our website Phone Valley Agro Services Ltd (204)746-6783. WESTEEL 1650-BU STEEL GRAIN bin. No floor, on skids ready to move. Located in La Salle area. Call (204)955-5411 or leave message on voice mail.

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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-VACS Fergus, ON: (519) 787-8227 Carman, MB: (204) 745-2951 Davidson, SK: (306) 567-3031

FARM MACHINERY Haying & Harvesting – Baling FOR SALE: JD 567 Baler, silage special, megawide PU w/hyd lift, bale kicker, 1000 PTO, $15,500; JD 930 disc bine, 11.5-ft wide, 1000 PTO, $5500; 10-wheel V rake, 3-PTH, $2500. Call Don (204)873-2430.

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

Tractors Combines Swathers


1-800-667-9871 • Regina 1-800-667-3095 • Saskatoon 1-800-387-2768 • Winnipeg 1-800-222-6594 • Edmonton “For All Your Farm Parts” 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.

WATROUS SALVAGE WaTRoUs, sK. Fax: 306-946-2444



FARM MACHINERY Combine – Case/IH FOR SALE: 2005 CASE IH 8010 combine, AWD, 45-32 front tires, means 45-in wide, 28Lx26 rear tires, approx 1950-separator hrs w/spreader & chopper, 30-ft draper header, $150,000; 2008 Case IH 8010, AWD, 45-32 front tires, 28Lx26 rear tires, spreader & chopper, approx 800-separator hrs, w/30-ft flex draper header, $250,000. Phone:(204)871-0925.

FARM MACHINERY Combine – John Deere 1997 JD 9600, COMPLETE w/Trelleborg tires, always shedded, field ready, $65,000 OBO. Phone:(204)745-8333. CORN HEADER 2009 16X30 Cat Lexion, C15 16row low profile w/littel change or adaptor, it would fit Case IH or JD w/contour head, HYD deck plates & knife rolls, $60,000. Nice condition. (204)871-0925, Macgregor, MB

Large Inventory of new and remanufactured parts

STEINBACH, MB. Ph. 326-2443 Toll-Free 1-800-881-7727 Fax (204) 326-5878 Web site: E-mail: FARM MACHINERY Salvage

Combine ACCessories

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

FARM MACHINERY Combine – Accessories

TRACTORS FOR PARTS: IHC 1486, 1086, 886, 1066, 966, 1256, 656, 844, 806, 706, 660, 650, 560, 460, 624, 606, 504, 434, 340, 275, 240-4, W9, WD6, W6, W4, H, 340, B-414; CASE 4890, 4690, 2096, 2394, 2390, 2290, 2090, 2470, 1370, 1270, 1175, 1070, 970, 870, 1030, 930, 830, 730, 900, 800, 700, 600, 400, DC4, SC; MF 2745, 1805, 1155, 1135, 1105, 1100, 2675, 1500, 1085, 1080, 65, Super 90, 88, 202, 44, 30; JD 8640, 3140, 6400, 5020, 4020, 3020, 4010, 3010, 710; Cockshutt 1900, 1855, 1850, 1800, 1655, 1650, 560, 80, 40, 30; Oliver 66; White 4-150, 2-105; AC 7060, 7045, 7040, 190XT, 190, 170, WF; Deutz DX130, DX85, 100-06, 90-06, 80-05, 70-06; Volvo 800, 650; Universal 651, 640; Ford 7600, 6000, 5000, Super Major, Major; Belarus 5170, 952, 825, 425, MM 602, U, M5; Vers 700, 555, 145, 118; Steiger 210 Wildcat; Hesston 780. Also have parts for combines, swathers, square & round balers, tillage, press drills, & other misc machinery. MURPHY SALVAGE (204)858-2727 or toll free 1-877-858-2728 .

1997 JD 930 FLEXHEAD, very nice condition, asking $10,000 OBO. 1987 Co-op 742 swather, 30-ft & 42-ft headers, all in good working condition, clean, asking $18,500 OBO. NH 855 round baler, newer airbags, $1,200 OBO. JD Side Delivery Rake, $600 OBO. Phone:(204)373-2502. 2007 CIH 2020 30-ft., PU Reel, Poly Skids, F/A, $24,500; 2001 CIH 1020 30-ft., PU Reel, Poly Skids, F/A, $14,900; 1999 CIH 1020 30-ft., Crary Air Reel, PU Reel, Poly Skids, F/A, $16,500; 1995 CIH 1020 30-ft., Crary Air Reel, PU Reel, Poly Skids, F/A, $12,500; 2000 CIH 1020 25-ft., PU Reel, Poly Skids, F/A, $11,900; 1993 CIH 1020 25ft., PU Reel, Poly Skids, $7,500. Most of the above flex platforms are reconditioned. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 2011 JD 635 FLEX 35-ft. Hydra Flex, PU Reel, F/A, Poly Skids, Low Dam, Low Acreage, $33,500; 2004 JD 635 Flex 35-ft. Hydra Flex, PU Reel, F/A, Poly Skids, Reconditioned, $21,900; 2001 JD 930F Flex 30-ft., FF Auger, PU Reel, Poly Skids, F/A, Reconditioned, $15,900; 1997 JD 925 Rigid 25-ft., Rigid, PU Reel, Excellent Cutterbar, PU Reel, Good Teeth, $9,900; 1992 JD 925 Flex 25-ft. Flex, PU Reel, Poly Skids, Steel Points, $6,900; 1992 JD 930 Rigid 24-ft. Rigid, Bat Reel, $2,900; 1986 JD 224 Rigid 30-ft. Rigid, Good Auger, Parts Machine, $500. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000

Spraying EquipmEnt FARM MACHINERY Sprayers 2001 AGSHIELD HI CLEARANCE sprayer 90-ft. suspended boom, 1,500 US gal, low drift nozzle, 18.4x26 tires, variable rate, $7,000 OBO consider trade on 67 XL Flexicoil. (204)373-2502. BRANDT 84-FT. SPRAYER W/CHEMICAL fill tanks w/wind shields, operators manual, 2 sets of nozzles. Phone (204)825-8354 or (204)825-2784. MODEL 216 MELROE SPRAY-COUPE 970-hrs, 51-ft., foam markers & Trimble light bar, always shedded. Phone (204)776-2326, Minto.

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

Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd.

Check out A & I online parts store

FARM MACHINERY Grain Bins 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.

Penno’s Machining & Mfg. Ltd.

FARM MACHINERY Parts & Accessories

Tillage & Seeding FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Air Seeders HEADER TRAILERS & ACCESSORIES. Arc-Fab Industries. 204-355-9595

BOURGAULT MODEL 2195 AIR seeder tank, Honda engine drive fan, plus monitors, good condition, no rust, stored inside, can e-mail pictures. Bob (204)745-2265.

FARM MACHINERY Irrigation Equipment

FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Tillage

For Ideal Results On The Surface, You Need Ideal Pipe Underground Quality Pipe Manufactured in Manitoba

Make Every Job An Ideal Installation Start With Ideal Pipe • Any Job, Any Size • Fast, Easy Installation • Reliable Delivery • A Flexible Partner

Box 970 • Carman, MB Ph: (204) 745-6151 • Fax: (204) 745-6578 •

FOR SALE: 47-FT INTERNATIONAL Model 4700 Vibra chisel, 5 flex, 10-in spacing, good shape. Asking $5,000.00 OBO. Phone:(204)535-2593. Baldur. FOR SALE: HUTCHMASTER 30-FT. heavy tandem disc. Phone (204)858-2754 FOR SALE: JD 1060 Phone:(204)744-2762.




FARM MACHINERY Tillage & Seeding – Various 16-FT HUTCHMASTER OFFSET DISC, notched blades, new bearings, front blades, tires, very good condition. $8,500 OBO. Phone:(204)762-5448. Lundar, MB. 20-FT. IHC 6200 wheels, markers. (204)825-2784.


drill rubber packer (204)825-8354 or

24-FT DUPLEX CCIL DISCER, fertilizer, seed; 18-ft CCIL discer, seed, extension fertilizer; 18-ft Vibra Shank Cultivator, hitch. Phone (204)967-2163 or (204)745-7740 or (204)745-3878 .

FARM MACHINERY Parts & Accessories

JD 7000 PLANTER 8 Row Narrow, Finger PU, Dry Fert. Att., Markers, Monitor, $7,500; JD 7200 Planter 16 Row Front Fold, 30-in. Narrow, Liquid Fert. Att., Monitor, $20,500. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000

FOR SALE: PARTS FOR IH TD40 track tractor, crankshaft & bearings, radiator, Diesel injector pump, All for $300. (403)729-2181

JD 9350 40-FT. PRESS drill, factory transport, markers, rubber & bearings on packer wheels refur-bished in 2012. (204)378-0030, (204)364-2337, Ar-borg, MB.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

TracTors FARM MACHINERY Tractors – White 2-105 W/COMPLETE ENGINE IN frame 10-hr ago LPTO plus LMH shift on the go, good rubber, $9000. (204)871-0925 FOR SALE: 2-105 WHITE tractor, complete new engine & frame 10-hrs ago, rear tires approx 80%, LPTO, the high-low shift, nice tractor, $9500. Phone:(204)871-0925.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Case/IH 1370 CASE, NEW BATT, radiator, over $4,000 on repairs, 2 hyd, 7,000-hrs plus good shape, $8,000. Phone (204)436-2572, Elm Creek. 1997 CASE IH 8930 MFWD, one owner, duals 3-PTH, 2 PTO, 3 hyd, CIH 890 self levelling loader, shedded, outback autosteer, 7,890-hrs, 180 PTO HP, Powershift 18F 4 Rev, $57,000. Call David (204)746-4779. 1997 CASE IH 9370 4WD 7,895-hrs, one owner, well maintained, good tires, outback autosteer, front & rear weights, always shedded, $57,500. Call David (204)746-4779.

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – John Deere 1982 JD 4640 7,200-HRS always shedded, nice shape, 3 hyd duals, 16-SPD quad trans. Phone (204)246-2095, Darlingford, MB. 1984 JD 8450 4WD 16 SP Quad Range Trans., like new 18.4x38 BFG radial duals, interior excellent, one owner, 7,544-hrs., $39,500. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 1995 JD 7200 MWFA, 740 loader & bucket, 3-PTH, 12,355-hrs, 13.6x28 front, 18.4x38 rear, tractor excellent condition, $29,800. Phone (204)448-2348. 2004 JD 7220 CAB, MFWD, 24 sp. PQ, LH Rev., air seat, JD 740 loader 3,450-hrs., $69,500. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000 FOR SALE: 8760 QUAD, 4 hyd’s, 20.8x38, 7,800-hrs; 7720 MFWD, autoquad, LHR, 3-pt, 3 hyd’s, w/746 FEL, grapple, 4,000-hrs; 6420 MFWD, autoquad, LHR, 3-pt, 3 hyd’s, w/640 SL, FEL, grapple; 7410 MFWD, PQ, RHS, 3-pt w/740 loader; (2) 4650 MFWD, 15-spd, 3-pt, factory duals; 4455 MFWD, 3-pt, 15-spd, exc rubber, new paint, new interior, immaculate; 4250 15-spd, 3-pt, 2-hyd’s; 3155 MFWD, 3-pt, w/loader; 4430 Quad, 3-pt, painted; 3020, synchro, 2 hyd’s, w/148 FEL; JD 567 baler, monitor, mega wide pick-up, mega tooth, 1000 PTO, net wrap, bale kicker; Case 575 manure spreader, double beater, double chain. All tractors can be sold w/new or used loaders. MITCH’S TRACTOR SALES LTD Box 418 St. Claude, MB R0G 1Z0 Phone:(204)750-2459. JD 4230P TRACTOR FOR sale. Power shift & 3-PTH. Has 16.9x38 rear tires w/duals. In good condition. Engine hrs 7,788. Asking $9,800. Call (204)856-3561, Portage. JOHN DEERE H TRACTOR, tires, to be sold by Auction Campbell St. Melita, MB. For Miller Auctions, Coulter,

runs good, new front Sat. May 25, at #60 more information call MB. (204)649-2366,

FARM MACHINERY Tractors – Versatile 1982 855 VERS. 9,042-HRS showing, 20.8x38 tires, w/approx 60% rubber left. Phone: (204)763-8846 or Cell: (204)721-0940

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 1977 IHC 674 TRACTOR/LOADER DSL, 3-PTH, Allied 580 Loader, 5-ft. Bucket, Real Nice Unit. $11,900. Call Gary Reimer (204)326-7000

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

FOR SALE: 7000 JD corn planter, 8-row, 30-in spacing w/liquid fert kit; 336 JD small square baler. Phone (204)526-7963. FOR SALE: 747 8-FT Leon Front end loader, w/new Peloquin grapple forks. Phone (204)851-5549, Redvers SK. FOR SALE: IHC 33-FT 645 cultivator w/harrows & packer, $3500; 70-ft diamond harrows, $1875; 1975 C65 truck w/safety, $6500 OBO. Phone (204)745-2784. FOR SALE: TR70 Combine, chopper, Melroe 378, 7 belt rubber pickup, low hours; MF 410 combine w/pickup, chopper; Allied auger 6x36; 10hp motor; 12V Drill Fill; Cockshutt 225 12ft hyd disker w/seed box; Spring tooth harrow 10ft; Harrows; Metal V box; JD 5-16 hyd plow; Grain moisture tester. Phone:(204)265-3302, Beausejour. GRAVITY WAGONS NEW 400B, $7,100; 600B, $12,000; Used wagons 250-750 Bu, tarps available; Used grain carts 450-1050 Bu; Ez475 Bu, $7900; JM 875 Bu, $20,000; Kwik Kleen grain screeners 5 tube, $3500; 7 tube, $6500; Dual stage screeners, $1500 up; Rem 552 grain vac, $3500; Rem 2500 vac, $9500; Valmar applicator, $850. Phone (204)857-8403. HAUL-ALL INDUSTRIES LTD MODEL #RE6 w/non plugging fertilizer augers, $1,295; Powermatic harrow bar, 4-ft. harrows, $850; 2 MF 360 seed discers 15-ft., offers. (204)669-2366 MACHINERY FOR SALE from William Arnold’s Estate: 1975 3-ton truck 15-ft. cancade box & hoist $7,500 OBO new brake booster 4-SPD; AC HD6 crawler w/10-ft. angle dozer, good under carriage w/hyd for Implements w/extra clutch, $12,000; Wilrich 24-ft. cult hyd wings plus new shovels & tires, $2,000; 10.5-ft. Vermeer 605C round baler new belts top & bottom rubber rollers & rebuilt gear box, will part out; Inland 68-ft. sprayer w/800-gal plastic tank w/foam markers & monitor, hyd pump always shedded, $3,000; IHC 620 & 6200 rubber press wheels new hyd pump for sprayer; New #32 grinder w/1-HP motor & pulley, $200; set of 18.4x26 combine tires w/10-in. hole rims elec meat slicer, industrial Berkel set of 20.8x34 tires; Bus seats, $10 each; wood carved Duck decoys; JD fenders for 1830 tractor BO; GMC 1998 6.5 DSL 2500 4x4 truck reg cab, long box, toe passage 292,000-km new GM motor auto air, good shape, less than 1,000-km on motor; 8014 Morris hoe drill, $500; GMC 6000 4-SPD trans good; good used 11-in. shovels for borgall cult rock on; JD deep tiller shovels 16-in.; JD deep tiller 4-in. spikes; 41-ft. Vibra chisel, hyd wings & harrows, $3,000; New 14-ft. Morris 3 bar harrows, $600. Phone (204)848-2205 Fax (204)848-2205. SUPER W6 W/F11 LOADER, older wire & diamond harrows, 21-ft 100 IHC drill, 70-ft IHC deep tiller cultivator. Phone (204)445-2220 morning or evenings. VALMAR 240 W/HOSE, $1,500; Valmar PT Honda engine, $5,000; Rotary mowers JD 5-ft., $900; 6-ft. 3PH, $1,100; Woods 6-ft. PT $1,600; 10-ft. Batwing, $3,500; JD 709 PT, $3,000; Sickle Mowers JD 9-ft., $2,200; NH 9-ft., $2,200; IHC 9-ft., $1,750; Vermeer R23 Rake, $7,000; NH 144 swath turner, $3,000; 166 NH, $3,500; 14 Wheel rake, $6,500; Danuser Post auger, $1,200; New hyd post auger for skidsteer, $2,250; Bale spear, $400. Phone (204)857-8403.

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2350 FRONT END LOADER w/grapple, fits 1086 etc.; 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, 2-dr, relatively low miles. Phone (204)825-8616. 28-FT. INTL 7200 HOE drill. Call (204)733-2324. 784 INTL TRACTOR 65-HP, loader & 3-pt.; 30-ft Hi-Boy trailer, tandem axle; 486 round baler, shedded. All in good condition. Phone (204)252-2266. BALERS 2, JD 535, $5,900; JD 530, $3,500; JD 510, $1,250; New Idea 485, $3,500; JD 336, $3,000; Richardton Hi-Dumps, $3,000 & up; JD 3970 Harvester, $8,900; NH 890, $2,500; IH 781 $2,500; Several hay conditioners, $800 & Up; Haybines Gehl 2270, $3,900; JD 1209, $3,000; NH 116, $3,000; Case IH 8312 discbine, $6,900; Manure Spreaders, JD 780, $7,000; NH 800, $7,500; Meyers 550, $11,900; New Idea 3634, $4,000; Dual 340 loader, $2,000. (204)857-8403. FOR SALE: 200-BUS PORTABLE metal creep feeder; 27-ft IHC 4500 vibra shank cultivator; 358 NH Mixmill CW power bale feeder; 535 JD round baler; 5000 16-ft MacDon mower conditioner; 10 & 15-ft x 5-in hydraulic drill fill augers. All equipment well maintained. Evening (204)352-4489

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1 & 2-YR OLD moderate frame, easy fleshing bulls for sale, they are semen tested, papered & guaranteed. Please phone after 6:00pm, (204)252-3136.

LOOKING FOR SMALL SQUARE balers & pulltype swathers, end-wheel drills. Phone (204)325-4526, ask for Corny. WANTED: 2 6-FT P30 coil packers. Phone days (204)526-5298 or evenings (204)743-2145.


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IRON & STEEL 2 1/8, 2 3/8, 2 7/8, 3 1/2-in oilfield pipe; 3/4, 7/8, 1in sucker rod; 4.5, 5.5, 7-in., 8 5/8, 9 5/8s casing pipe. (204)252-3413, (204)871-0956. FULL LINE OF COLORED & galvanized roofing, siding & accessories, structural steel, tubing, plate, angles, flats, rounds etc. Phone:1-800-510-3303, Fouillard Steel Supplies Ltd, St Lazare. Oil Field Pipe: 2 3/8, 2 7/8 & 3 1/2 inch pipe for sale. Contact David at (250)308-4106


Cow/Calf & Bred Cow Sale on Tuesday, May 28th Along with our Regular Feeder Sale. To Consign to this Sale Phone Gerald at the Mart (204)385-2537 Sale Starts at 9:00am The Pairs & Breds sell after the Feeders License # 1108

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Monday, May 27th Sheep and Goat Sale with Small Animals at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, May 28th Regular Cattle Sale with Holstein Calves & Bred Cow Sale to Follow! at 9:00 am

2-YR OLD RED ANGUS bulls, performance & calving ease. Bulls will be semen tested, delivery available. Ph (204)278-3372 or (204)485-1490, Inwood. 2 YR OLD & yearling bulls for sale, semen tested, delivery available. Contact Wayne at Northwind Red Angus (204)383-5802. 3 RED ANGUS COWS for sale w/Apr calves at foot. Call Don (204)422-5216. RED ANGUS BULLS for sale: 1, 2 yr old cow bull; 1, 1 yr old heifer bull; 2, 1 yr old cow bulls. Semen tested, delivered, guarantee. Call Don (204)422-5216. REG 2 YR OLD Red Angus bulls, semen tested & guaranteed to breed, delivery avail & cow calf pairs for sale. Phone (204)427-3234. REG RED ANGUS BULLS for sale. 6, 2 yr olds; 1, 3 yr old; 1, 4 yr old. Proven breeders, 250 heifers can’t be wrong. Jim Abbott (204)745-3884 or cell (204)750-1157, Carman.

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REG RED ANGUS BULLS for sale both yearlings & 2 yr olds. Also have bred cows & cow/calf pairs for sale. Phone (204)641-5725, Arborg, MB.

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LIVESTOCK Cattle – Angus BATTLE LAKE FARM HAS one 2-yr old Red Angus bull and Black & Red yearling bulls for sale. Semen tested & EPD’s. Carberry (204)834-2202. F BAR & ASSOCIATES ANGUS bulls for sale. Choose from 20, two yr old & yearling Red & Black Angus bulls. Great genetics, easy-handling, semen tested, delivery avail. Call for sales list. Inquiries & visitors are welcome. We are located in Eddystone, about 20-mi East of Ste Rose, or 25-mi West of Lake Manitoba Narrows, just off Hwy 68. Call Allen & Merilyn Staheli (204)448-2124, E-mail ROHAN ANGUS HAS ON offer Black & Red 2-yr old bulls, no seconds all 2-yr olds. Phone (204)467-5093 after 7 pm. Stonewall, MB.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Black Angus 2-YR OLD BLACK ANGUS bulls, high performance, semen tested. Red & Black Angus yearling bulls. Blue Gentian Angus. Norman Bednar (204)380-2551. 3 2-YR OLD BLACK Angus bulls w/experience. Also, Yearling Black Angus bulls. Holloway Angus. Souris, Manitoba. Phone: (204)741-0070 or (204)483-3622.

WILKINRIDGE STOCK FARM HAS several good quality Red Angus yearling bulls still available, for more info call Sid Wilkinson (204)373-2631.

BELLEVUE BLONDES HAS AN excellent group of performance & semen tested purebred polled Blonde yearling bulls for sale. Reasonably priced, Call Marcel:(204)379-2426 or (204)745-7412. Haywood, MB.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Charolais CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE, will semen test & deliver. Doug (204)745-3370 or (204)745-7602, Carman. CLINE CATTLE COMPANY has for sale purebred yearling Charolais bulls. Quiet, good feet, will be semen tested & guaranteed. Call Brad (204)537-2367 or Cell (204)523-0062. DEFOORT STOCK FARM HAS an excellent group of registered Charolais bulls for sale by private treaty. Over 40 bulls on offer, 20 of them are Red. Choose your bull early for best selection. All bulls performance tested, semen tested & delivered. Visit us online at Celebrating 33-yrs in Charolais. Call us at (204)743-2109. FOR SALE: 2-YR OLD Purebred Charolais bulls. Polled, colored & white, quiet, $2,250 -$2,500. Wayne Angus:(204)764-2737. FOR SALE: 5 YEARLING Charolais bulls, $2,000/each. 1 2-yr old Charlois bull, $2,500. Thick bulls off cows with good dispositions. Phone Donald Toms:(204)843-2917. Amaranth, MB. FOR SALE: PUREBRED CHAROLAIS bulls, 1-1/2 yr olds & yearlings, polled, some red factor, some good for heifers, semen tested, guaranteed & delivered, R & G McDonald Livestock, Sidney MB. Phone:(204)466-2883, cell (204)724-2811. MARTENS CHAROLAIS EXCELLENT YEARLING & 2-yr old bulls for sale. Dateline sons for calving ease & performance. Specialist sons for consistent thickness. 3-yr old Red Mist son. Call Ben (204)534-8370. PUREBRED CHARLOIS BULLS FOR Sale. Yearling & 2-yr old, good selection still available. Phone:(204)427-2589. Walking Plow Charlois.


FORAGE BASED BLACK ANGUS Bulls. Virgin 2-yr olds & herd sires available. Phone: (204)564-2540.

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FOR SALE: GOOD QUALITY yearling registered Black Angus bulls, sired by Net Worth, Bismarck & the son of Density. Phone (204)685-2537.

CANADIAN REGISTERED YEARLING DUN Bull, good udders & feet in his background. Phone Evelyn Wilton (204)239-1913, Portage La Prairie, MB.


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Saturday, May 25th Horse Sale Tack at 10:00 a.m., Horses at 1:00 pm

BOTANY ANGUS FARM & Leaning Spruce Stock Farm have for sale yearling & 2 yr old Black Angus bulls. Come early, a deposit will hold your purchase until Spring. For more info & prices contact Ryan Shearer (204)824-2151 or (204)761-5232.

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BLACK MEADOWS ANGUS OFFERS for sale 40 yearling & 1 2-yr old registered Black Angus bulls. Top bloodlines, EPD’s available, fertility tested, bunk fed. Call Bill:(204)567-3782 or cell:(204)851-1109.

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BLACK HAWK ANGUS HAS Registered Yearling bulls for sale, these bulls have been hand fed to last. Bulls are semen tested & can be delivered. Call Kevin (204)529-2605, Mather.

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1995 AERO MAX FORD 9000, nice condition, but motor has slight knock, Asking $3,000 OBO. 2 18-ft decks w/hoist & front storage, tie down straps, Asking $3,000/each OBO. 45-ft Morris Deep-tillage, w/NH3 shanks, Asking $3,000. IHC 7200 hoe press, built in transport, markers, Asking $1,900 OBO. Phone:(204)728-1861.

2007 BALE SHREDDER JIFFY $7,000. Phone:(204)248-2685.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

DEGELMAN 70-FT. HEAVY HARROW, $20,000; Summers 70-ft, $14,000; Phoenix 42-ft, $9,500; 52ft, $12,000; Kewannee breaking disc 12-ft, $18,000; JD 330 22-ft. $9500; Bushog 21-ft, $7,000; Krause 16-ft., $5000; John Deere 15-ft, $5,000; Scrapers JD 12-yd, $12,000; Crown 6-yd, $5,000; Soilmover 7.5-yd, $7500; Ashland 4.5-yd, $4,500; New Landlevellers 10-ft, $2,250; 12-ft, $2,450; 3-PH rotary ditcher, $1250; Haybuster 256 shredder, $6000. Phone (204)857-8403.

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2000 411 SENDT TRACTOR, FWA, w/front-end loader, 95-hwp, Asking $30,000. 2010 1841 MF Hesston baler, 16x18-in small square bales, like new, Asking $21,000. 2011 691A Pottinger Rotary twin hay rakes, Asking $20,000. 1320 Hesston disc bine, 9-ft. Phone:(204)738-4421.

FARM MACHINERY Machinery Miscellaneous

DEGALMAN GROUND DRIVE STONE picker $2,000; 28-ft Lylie rotovator $2,500; 4000 Cadman irrigator, new gun $3,000 OBO; Aluminum Irris hydrates, T, airvalves ETS, 4-in & 8-in, 25-ft MF Deeptiller cold flow anhydrous kit, hydraulic shutoff, 6 row MF 3PTH Danishtine cult. & finger weeders, 20-ft Danishtine 3PTH cult. w/packers, 6 row Lockwood potato planter, offers. Phone:(204)834-2750 or (204)476-0367.

1000-GAL GALVANIZED WATER TANK; Round bale horse feeder; Bobsleigh w/seats. Call Reg (204)435-2219.

1998 FORD LX reg cab, 4.2 engine, 4WD, 4-spd auto trans., 144,020-kms: Retail $4,490, Special $3,850; 2005 Chev Malibu V6, $3,875 OBO; New Equinox tank, black, 1 250-gal: Special $425; New Equinox yellow $1,250-gal tank: Retail $878, Special $560. 2,500-gal holding tanks available; New GX Honda, V-twin, 24hp, loaded, electric start, hour counter, oil alert: Retail $2,725, Special $2,075. New GX 620, KQXF V-twin 20hp Honda, oil alert, electric start, hour counter: Retail $2,018, Special $1,635. Phone A&T Sales Ltd. (204)822-1354 or (204)823-1559. 2 year warranty on Honda motors & the liquid tanks.

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Wednesday, June 5 @ 1:00 pm Gates Open: Mon.-Wed. 8AM-4PM Thurs. 8AM-10PM Friday 8AM-6PM Sat. 8AM-4PM

We Will Buy Cattle Direct On Farm

For more information call: 204-694-8328 Jim Christie 204-771-0753 Scott Anderson 204-782-6222 Mike Nernberg 204-841-0747 Licence #1122

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FOR SALE: POLLED BLACK Angus & Hereford bulls. Good selection of yearlings & 2-yr olds, semen tested & delivery available. Call Don: (204)873-2430. FOR SALE: REGISTERED BLACK Angus yearling bulls. Moderate framed w/good dispositions, EPD’s avail., will be semen tested & delivered. Blood lines include Kodiak, KMK Alliance, Peacemaker, Aberdeen, Pioneer, Final Product, Dynamite. Also registered open heifers. Phone Colin at Kembar Angus (204)725-3597, Brandon MB. GOOD SELECTION OF 2 yr old & yearling Black Angus bulls; Also Black X Simm hybrid bulls. Guaranteed breeders. Semen tested. B/B Duncan (204)556-2348 (204)556-2342, Cromer. GREENBUSH ANGUS HAS YOUR next herd sire ready to go. Top AI sired offspring by SAV density, SAV Providence, S Chism, Harb Windy, Nichols Quiet Lad & TC Aberdeen. All bulls are semen tested & ready to go, delivery available. Cal Tim Baker:(204)966-3320 or Cell:(204)476-6040. N7 STOCK FARM HAVE 30 top quality yearling Black Angus bulls for sale by private treaty. Sired by some of the Breed’s leading AI sires, bulls are developed on a homemade oat ration & free choice hay. Performance records available, will be semen tested, delivery available. Contact Gerald & Wendy Nykoliation (204)562-3530 or Allan’s cell (204)748-5128. OSSAWA ANGUS AT MARQUETTE, MB has yearling bulls for sale. For more information Phone:(204)375-6658. PUREBRED YEARLING BLACK ANGUS bulls, all natural births, birth weight 71-83-lbs, delivery up to 100-kms, $1,500/each. Phone:(204)428-3625. Portage.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Red Angus 2 YR OLD BULLS PB not papered, semen tested, $1,800 each. Phone (204)371-6404, Ste Anne.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Gelbvieh FOR SALE: PUREBRED RED yearling Gelbvieh bulls, quiet, semen tested & guaranteed. Phone (204)745-7718 or (204)745-7811. POLLED PB RED & Black Gelbvieh bulls. Call Wayne (306)793-4568, Stockholm, SK.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Hereford 12 OPEN DE-HORNED YEARLING Hereford heifers. Call (306)743-5105 or Langenburg, SK. FOR SALE: POLLED HEREFORD & Black Angus bulls. Good selection of yearlings & 2-yr olds, semen tested & delivery available. Call Don: (204)873-2430. FOR SALE: REGISTERED POLLED Hereford bulls, reasonably priced, pick your bulls now, will winter to end of April. Call Martin (204)425-3820 or Lenard (204)425-3809. FOR SALE: YEARLING HEREFORD bulls & 2-yr old bull, hand-fed. Phone (204)466-2960 or (204)466-2722, Sidney MB. GOOD SELECTION OF POLLED Hereford yearling bulls. Call Vern Kartanson (204)867-2627 or (204)867-7315. QUALITY PUREBRED POLLED QUIET bulls. 2 5-yr old herd Sires. 1 herd Sire from Crittenden herd in SK. 1 from our Grand Champion Lacombe bull in AB. 1 2-yr old horned bull purebred no papers, extremely thick & deep, heavy quarters from our heavy milking polled cow. 3 yearling polled bulls sired by our reserved senior bull from Toronto Royal Fair. Thick beef, good round butts. All bulls from heavy-milking purebred no-papered dams. 53-yrs breeding Herefords. Phone Francis Poulsen (204)436-2284, cell (204)745-7894.


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JERSEY / BLACK ANGUS CALVES cross from 8-mos to 3-mos. Highest price from $80-$400. Phone:(204)328-5219.

HIGH QUALITY BLACK ANGUS & polled Hereford 2-yr old bulls for sale. Bar H Land & Cattle Co. Phone:(306)743-2840. Langenburg SK.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Limousin

OPEN BREEDING HEIFERS, FULL herd health program, weighing 800-900-lbs, 800 to choose from. Call (204)325-2416.

ORGANIC PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA CO-OPERATIVE (OPAM). Non-profit member owned organic certification body, certifying producers, processors and brokers since 1988. Phone: (204)567-3745, Miniota, Manitoba. Email:

LIMOUSIN BULLS FOR SALE 2 yr old & yearling Red & Black & Polled, Bred for calving ease or Performance Ready for breeding season & priced to sell, guaranteed. Delivery available. Your source for quality Limousin genetics. Call Art (204)685-2628 or (204)856-3440.

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LIVESTOCK Cattle – Maine-Anjou WILKINRIDGE STOCK FARM HAS several solid Red & solid Black Maine-Anjou yearling bulls. Also 2 2-yr olds, bulls are all polled, semen tested & ready to go. For more info call Sid Wilkinson (204)373-2631.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Shorthorn Thick, Easy Fleshing Shorthorn Cowmakers: Yearling & 2-yr old Shorthorn Bulls for Sale. Semen Tested, Delivery can be arranged.Monty Thomson, Hatfield Shorthorns Gladstone, MB. 204-870-0089

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KOPP FARMS SIMMENTALS. For sale: yearling bulls Reds, Blacks & Full bloods, 1 long yearling & 3 herd bulls. For more info call (204)843-2769 or (204)843-0090. RIVERBANK FARMS HAS YEARLING & 2 yr old bulls, semen tested & fully guaranteed. Get them now while the discounts are on. Call Ray Cormier (204)736-2608.

YEARLING & SEVERAL 2 yr old PB Simm bulls. Reds & Blacks. Thick & Solid coloured w/moderate birth weights. Sired by A.I. Sires: IPU Revolution, In Due Time & Colossal. Semen tested & ready to go. $2,250-3,000. Valley Field Simm Larry Dyck, Morden. Phone evenings (204)822-3657.

LIVESTOCK Cattle – Welsh Black REGISTERED FULL-BLOOD WELSH BLACK bull, 5-yrs old, very quiet, easy calving, $2200. Phone (204)373-2162, Ridgeville.

100 OPEN BLACK REPLACEMENT Heifers Pfizer Gold Vaccine, no horns, $1,050 choice, $1,000 takes all. Phone (204)966-3868 or (204)476-0597.

❑ 1 Year: $150.00 (US Funds)

FOR SALE: 8 BIG Simm Black Angus X open heifers, weighing up to 1,200-lbs. For more info phone (204)375-6658.

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LIVESTOCK Livestock Equipment ALTERNATIVE POWER BY SUNDOG SOLAR, portable/remote solar water pumping for winter/summer. Call for pricing on solar systems, wind generators, aeration. Carl Driedger, (204)556-2346 or (204)851-0145, Virden. BERG GUTTER CLEANER w/20-ft. ramp; Buddex calf dehorner; Small calf squeeze; Poly calf sleigh. Phone (204)825-8354 or (204)825-2784. FOR SALE: HI-HOG BISON squeeze w/crash gate. Hardly used. $2,500. Phone:(306)534-4620. Spy Hill, SK. 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.

WANTED: PEERLESS ROLLER MILL, must be shedded and in very good condition. Phone: (204)773-3252.

❑ 1 Year: $55.44* ❑ 2 Years $96.00* ❑ Cheque


STAINLESS PIG FEEDERS can feed 10 pigs at once for several days & some small ones for small pigs, $20-50. Rabbit cages different sizes $20. (204)278-3669.

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Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., based in Saskatoon, is actively buying Organic Flax from the 2012 crop year. If interested, please send a 5lbs sample* to the following address: Attn: Sandy Jolicoeur Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. 102 Melville Street Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0R1 *Please state the Variety & Quantity for Sale

For more information, please contact Sandy at:

306-975-9251 306-975-1166

PETS PETS & SUPPLIES AUSTRAILAN SHEPPARD PUPPIES, PUREBRED w/1st shots & deworming, 14 avail, Ready to go May 10, $400 each. Call (204)513-0382 or (204)955-6119.

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11 FANCY OPEN SHORTHORNED heifers, docile, vaccinated, ready for breeding, 825-900 lbs. Call (204)362-4614.

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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.

FOR SALE: 20 BRED heifers, red, blacks & Herefords bred to easy calving Black Angus bull. Start calving Aug 1st 2013; 10 cross-bred open replacement heifers. (204)379-2408, St Claude.

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GYPSY VANNER X, 3-YRS old, black & white, green broke to ride and brown & white yearling. Quarter horses, geldings, mares, some broke. Phone Don Ferguson, Moosomin (306)435-3634.

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FOR SALE: 5 YR Old Sorrel Reg Belgian stallion, Jay-Kay Victor, bought at 2 yrs old, as broke to drive single, we have used him 3 seasons to pasture breed. Richard Reeves (204)748-2166.

2 YEARLING BLACK SIMMENTAL bulls, 1 4-yr old black calving ease bull & 1 3-yr old red bull, calves can be seen. Call Mike:(204)745-8750.

YEARLING BULLS FOR SALE, offers & 5 yearling heifers. Phone (204)445-2326.

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CONRAY CATTLE CO. HAS for sale 2-yr old & yearling polled red factor bulls. These bulls are quiet, structurally sound & have great hair coats. They are sired by a proven calving ease sire. They will be semen tested & delivered. Connor:(204)825-2140 or Gayle:(204)825-0163.



LIVESTOCK Cattle – Simmental

2-YR OLD & YEARLING polled Red bulls, w/A.I. backgrounds. Acomb Valley Simmentals, Minnedosa (204)867-2203.

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ORGANIC FARM OF 650-ACRES of which 525 are cultivated. Land is very good quality clay loam & is stone free. There is one quarter w/a small bungalow home which can be sold separately if required. The main yard w/it’s larger 2 storey home is 1/2-mi away from the other yard site. Both houses are on municipal water. Owners would like to sell to an organic farmer. Tel: Gordon Gentles (204)761-0511 or Jim McLachlan (204)724-7753, HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc.

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REAL ESTATE Land For Sale The following Private Land is being offered for sale: NE 01-25-13W, SW 06-25-12W, SW 08-25-13W. 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 Roy Forsyth of Eddystone, MB. SW 05-25-12W, N1/2 10-25-13W, SE 18-25-12W, Section 11-25-13W, Section 35-24-13W, NW 13-25-13W, NW 07-25-12W, S1/2 13-25-13W, NW 01-25-13W, E1/2 14-25-13W, Section 02-25-13W. If you wish to purchase the private land & apply for the Unit Transfer contact the Lessee Roy Forsyth at GD Eddystone, MB R0L 0S0. If you wish to comment on or object to the eligibility of this Unit Transfer write the Director, MAFRI, Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0; or Fax (204)867-6578. The Following Private Land is being offered for sale: SE 17-27-15W, NE 27-26-15W, NE 22-26-15W, NE 08-27-15W FR, Section 26-26-15W, NE 32-26-15W, NW 24-26-15W. 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 farm unit held by Tom McKinnon of Rorketon, MB. NE 13-26-15W, SW 13-26-15W, E 1/2 14-26-15W, NE 24-26-15W. If you wish to purchase the private land & apply for the Unit Transfer contact the Lessee Tom McKinnon at Box 235, Rorketon, MB R0L 1R0. If you wish to comment on or object to the eligibility of this Unit Transfer write the Director MAFRI, Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa MB R0J 1E0; or fax (204)867-6578. THE FOLLOWING PRIVATE LAND is being offered for sale: S1/2 NE 06-34-19W; E1/2 NE 03-33-20W; SE 18-34-19W; NW 34-32-20W; NE 12-34-20W; NW 12-34-20W; SE 01-34-20W; W1/2 SE 06-34-19W. The following Crown lands have been approved by Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rural lnitiatives for transfer to the purchaser of the private lands listed as these lands are part of the ranch unit held by Edward Duncalfe of Winnipegosis, MB. NE 06-34-19W FR N1/2 East of Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO; NE 06-34-19W West of Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO; NW 06-34-19W Ex Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO; SW 06-34-19W; NW 07-34-19W West of Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO subject to MHYD Resv; NW 07-34-19W East of Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO; SW 07-34-19W West of Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO; SW 07-34-19W East of Road Plan No. 1801 DLTO; SE 07-34-19W FR; NE 07-34-19W FR Lying West of Lake; NE 01-34-20W. lf you wish to purchase the private lands & apply for the Unit Transfer contact the Lesse Edward Duncalfe at RR #1 Winnipegosis, MB R0L 2G0. If you wish to comment on or object to the eligibility of this Unit Transfer please write the Director, MAFRI, Agricultural Crown Lands, PO Box 1286, Minnedosa MB R0J 1E0 or Fax (204)867-6578.

1994 25-FT 5TH WHEEL, Golden Falcon tour edition. Single slide, a/c, rear kitchen, free-standing table, stored inside; 4) MOTOROLA 2-WAY RADIOS, includes base radio, $225. Phone (204)745-3773. FOR SALE: 1997 26-FT Fifth Wheel, Triple E Topaz. No slides, rear kitchen, A.C. Excellent cond., always shedded, $10,400. Call Denis (204)228-8031, Winnipeg. Farming is enough of a gamble, advertise in the Manitoba Co-operator classified section. It’s a sure thing. 1-800-782-0794.

SEED / FEED / GRAIN SEED/FEED MISCELLANEOUS Feed Grain 15,000-BU. SPROUTED FEED OATS for sale, $3 per bushel. Phone (204)738-2763. BEST PRICES For Heated OR High Green Canola. Also buying barley, wheat etc. Eisses Grain Marketing, Lacombe, AB 1-888-882-7803

3000-LB LIVESTOCK SCALES made to fit in your chute or alley. We have larger & smaller sizes to choose from, no electric. Also bale scales & hopper feeders w/s in various types & sizes. ELIAS SCALES (306)445-2111.

JAMES FARMS LTD: Feed oats for sale. Phone (204)222-8785 or 1-866-283-8785, Wpg. WANTED: 4000-BU OUT OF condition wheat, Please call Gerald Friesen:(204)822-3633 or (204)362-0678.


WANTED: DAIRY, BEEF, GRASS & Straw bales in large square bales. Phone Mark 1-800-371-7928, Winnipeg. Advertise your unwanted equipment in the Classifieds. Call our toll-free number and place your ad with our friendly staff, and don’t forget to ask about our prepayment bonus. Prepay for 3 weeks and get 2 weeks free! 1-800-782-0794.



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CERTIFIED KANE & CARBERRY wheat, Certified Tradition Barley, Certifed Leggett & Summit oats. Will custom clean canola. Wilmot Milne (204)385-2486, cell (204)212-0531, Gladstone MB. DURAND SEEDS: CERT AC Carberry&Harvest wheat; Souris Oats; Conlon Barley; CDC Bethune & Sorrel flax; Mancan & Koma Buckwheat; Canola & Forage seed. (204)248-2268,(204)745-7577, NotreDame,MB. ELIAS SEEDS CERT. A.C. Carberry & A.C. Kane wheat. Please call (204)745-3301, Carman. FOR SALE: CERTIFIED AC Carberry, Cert AC Domain, Cert CDC Austenson. Dudgeon Seeds (204)246-2357. JAMES FARMS LTD: Carberry & Pasteur Wheat, Tradition Barley, Souris & Summit Oats, Hanley Flax, Various Canola, Sunflower & Soybean seed varieties, Forage seed. Customer processing. Seed treating & delivery available. Early payment discounts. For info (204)222-8785, toll free 1-866-283-8785, Winnipeg. PUGH SEEDS: CERT AC Barrie, Carberry, Kane, Somerset, HRS Wheat. Sorrel Flax. Phone (204)274-2179 or (204)871-1467, Portage. SANDERS SEED FARM Cert, Reg, FDN Carberry, Domain, Kane, Harvest, Glenn Wheat, Cert Celebration Barley Canterra Canola varieties also. Phone (204)242-4200, Manitou, MB.

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NEW EMERALD GRAIN TRAILERS made in MB 36-ft. 2 hopper t/a air ride 24.5 tires on bud wheels manual tarp. Starting as low as $34,000 or lease to own for as low as $725 per mth. Side chutes & dual crank hopper openings avail. Financing avail o.a.c For more details call Glenn (204)895-8547.

TRAILERS Livestock Trailers EXISS ALUMINUM LIVESTOCK TRAILERS. NEW stock has arrived. All sizes available. 24-ft, 20-ft, 18-ft, & 16-ft lengths. Some 6-ft 6-in high, some 7-ft high. Remaining two trailers from last year- still have rebate. SOKAL INDUSTRIES LTD. Phone (204)334-6596 Email: REELS INDUSTRY GOOSENECK STOCK trailer, 7x16, Torsion bar tandem axle, centered, divided door, rubber matted floor, no rust. Asking $4,600. Phone Days: (204)526-5298 or Evenings: (204)743-2145.

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FOR SALE: ALFALFA & Corn silage; Corn & Wheat Straw large square bales. can deliver all of the above. Also selling bull calves. Phone Alvin Plett (204)355-4980 or (204)371-5744, Landmark.


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Linda Malcolmson retiring at end of May Cigi’s manager of special crops, oilseeds and pulses joined the institute’s team in 1998 By Lorraine Stevenson co-operator staff / winnipeg


olleagues are lining up to bid farewell to food scientist Linda M a l c o l m s o n w h o re t i re s at the end of May with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) — and it’s a long line. In a career spanning 30 years, including 15 as Cigi’s manager of special crops, oilseeds and pulses, Malcolmson has worked with a plethora of industry, government and university groups across Canada and around the world in market development and applied research. Pr ior to joining Cigi in 1998, she was a professor of food and nutritional sciences at the University of Manitoba and director of the George Weston Limited Sensory and Food Research Centre at the University of Manitoba. Meeting so many people over these three decades has been her greatest source of job satisfaction, said Malcolmson as she prepares to leave Cigi. “My staff often say to me ‘you know everybody,” she said. “The greatest joy of this whole job has been people, and working with great people.” When she was hired at Cigi, Malcolmson was initially assigned to oversee the wheat technology activities. But she arrived at a time when Cigi’s work was also evolving beyond its traditional emphasis on wheat and cereal grains. “It quickly was obvious that there was another role for Linda here at Cigi,” says Earl Geddes, chief executive officer with Cigi, adding that it was her knowledge, leadership and commitment that enabled the institute to expand into the whole new area of pulses. In 2005, the institute opened its pulse-processing and specialty milling facility, which is now staffed by a team of four specialists working new food products made with pulses. “Linda really started up the whole pulse program here at Cigi,” says Geddes. “Today it’s a major part of our program.” That, in turn, has significantly boosted the institution’s international reputation, he added. “She’s raised our repu tation as a go-to techni-

“My staff often say to me ‘you know everybody.’ The greatest joy of this whole job has been people, and working with great people.”

Linda Malcolmson

cal centre because of the extensive knowledge and experience she’s had with var ious field crops while she’s worked here.” M a l c o l m s o n ’s o t h e r major contributions at Cigi have included facilitating its ongoing partnership with the Canadian Soybean Council to deliver programs on their behalf, and her extensive work promoting usage of barley flour. She has worked with major food companies around the world. C o l l e a g u e s s a y t h e y ’v e always appreciated her ability to motivate those she’s worked with to do their best work. E laine Sopiwynk, Cigi’s head of analytical services, whose first association with Malcolmson was as a graduate student in the mid-1990s s a y s s h e’s a l w a y s va l u e d Malcolmson’s perspective and often sought her advice. “She’s never stopped being a teacher,” she said. “She knows you know the answer and she wants you to think of it.”

Trends look good

Malcolmson says she leaves feeling especially proud of the pulse program, the support it’s received from government, grower associations and Pulse Canada, and the skilful staff who will carry on its work. “I am very proud of the work they’re doing for the pulse industry and I know that the future is in good hands with them,” she said. It’s also good to end a career focused on healthier foods just as consumer interest and desire to eat more nutritiously has never been stronger, Malcolmson said. The trends look extremely promising for production and consumption of many more healthy whole foods, she said.

Linda Malcolmson, Cigi’s manager of special crops, oilseeds and pulses says the establishment of a pulseprocessing facility and the skilled team operating it is one of the things she’s most proud of from her time at Cigi. That team includes technologist (l) Gina Boux, and project managers Peter Frolich and Heather Maskus. Lindsay Bourre, a technical specialist (not pictured) is also part of Cigi’s pulse team. Photo: Lorraine Stevenson

“I would say there is certainly more of a desire and interest to eat healthier and to eat more nutritiously and that has really played well into my work,” she said. “I was never a fan of nutraceuticals, but I was a big fan of functional foods, and using food in a

whole form. I’ve been really lucky because towards the end of my career there’s a strong desire for that. It’s a good time to be stepping away.” But she’s not putting her feet up yet. Geddes said he plans to keep her on contract for

projects. “Losing Linda is a bit of a challenge for Cigi as we’re doing this transition, but we’re pretty sure we’ll be able to still count on her to do some of the project work that requires her level of knowledge,” he said.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

Mechanically tenderized meats will have to be labelled


The federal government has launched a Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan Staff


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s o f Ju l y 2 , f e d e rally inspected meat plants in Canada will b e re q u i re d t o l a b e l b e e f steaks or roasts that have been mechanically tenderized, the federal government announced May 17. The move is part of new mandatory federal requirements designed to strengthen control over E. coli. Contaminated needles used to mechanically tenderize meat were identified as one of the factors contributing to the recent E. coli outbreak at Alberta processor XL Foods Ltd. While these actions are specific to federally registered plants, Health Canada also intends to propose broader mandatory labels to identify beef that has been mechanically tenderized at retail outlets like supermarkets. This voluntary practice has been in place since 2012, a federal release says. The government rolled out a new Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan May 17 that Prime Minister Stephen Harper says will strengthen food safety rules, make inspections more effective and improve consumer service and information. “Canada has a world-class

“Canada has a world-class food safety system and our government is committed to taking real steps to make it even stronger.” AGRICULTURE MINISTER GERRY RITZ

food safety system and our government is committed to taking real steps to make it even stronger,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in a release. Through the action plan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will launch a number of significant food safety enhancements over the next two years. Most notably, the CFIA will work with consumer groups and industry to develop new regulations that will bring into force the Safe Food for Canadians Act, passed in November 2012. This spring, the CFIA will launch a two-year-long review of the food regulations in Canada that will need to be revised in order to bring the Safe Food for Canadians Act into force.

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mithfield Foods Inc., t h e w o r l d’s l a r g e s t pork producer, said May 14 it will soon raise half of its hogs on feed that does not contain the additive ractopamine, a lean muscle-promoting dr ug that has been banned in China and Russia. Two Smithfield plants, which handle 43,000 hogs a day or about 10 per cent of the U.S. industry, already are ractopamine free, chief executive Larry Po p e s a i d a t t h e B M O Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference in New York. On June 1, the company will convert a third plant to be ractopamine free. When that happens “over 50 per cent of our operat io n s w i ll h ave n o ra c topamine as part of their feed rations,” Pope said.

China, the world’s largest pork consumer and the third-largest market for U.S. pork with sales of over $800 million last year, wants pork from the United States to be verified by a third party from March 1 to be free of ractopamine, an additive that promotes lean muscle growth. Russia, which imported $550 million worth of U.S. beef, pork and turkey last year, has banned imports of meat from the United States due to the presence of the food additive. Smithfield, which was not immediately available for additional comment, in February said it was in the final stages of converting its plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, the world’s largest pork-processing facility, to be ready to meet China’s new requirement before the March 1 deadline.


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013

U.S. House Farm Bill moves ahead with big cut in food stamps Republican lawmakers opted to cut food for the poor while expanding crop insurance By Charles Abbott washington / reuters


Republican-controlled panel in the U.S. House of Representatives approved the biggest cuts in food stamps for the poor in a generation May 15 and a potentially expensive expansion of federally subsidized crop insurance. The House Agriculture Committee approved a five-year, $500-billion Farm Bill on a 36-10 vote. The next step will be debate by the full House, which is likely to start in June. Congress is months late in writing a new farm law. The Senate Agriculture Committee advanced its version on May 14 and the full Senate was set to begin debate late last week. The House and Senate bills each end the $5-billion-a-year direct-payment subsidy, long a target of reformers, and spin off at least three new types of crop insurance. Almost half the savings in the House bill would come from a $20.5-billion cut over 10 years in spending on food stamps for low-income Americans. T h e Ho u s e p l a n w o u l d restrict eligibility and require closer accounting of certain costs. It would be the largest cut in food stamps since

the 1996 welfare reform law, experts say. Food stamps are seen as the make-or-break issue for the latest Farm Bill, rather than crop subsidies, which have traditionally been the focus of debate. An urban-rural partnership traditionally carries Farm Bills to passage — city lawmakers back generous farm subsidies in exchange for well-funded nutrition programs — but threatens to shatter this time around. The Farm Bill died last year amid Democratic opposition to Republican demands for $16 billion in food stamp cuts. The bill was never debated by the full House.

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“This goes too far,” Democrat Jim McGovern said of the latest bill. The Massachusetts lawmaker lost 27-17 on a mostly party-line vote when he tried to eliminate the food stamp cuts in the new bill. Iowa Republican Steve King said high food stamp enrolm e n t w o u l d “e x p a n d t h e dependency class” and Austin Scott, a Georgia Republican, suggested it was unfair that “nutrition is getting five times as much as production agriculture” in the bill.

A lunch meal portion waits at a soup kitchen and food pantry in the Bronx borough of New York. Nearly $46 million Americans receive food stamp subsidies.   photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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for Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan think-tank. Some 45.6 million people, many of them impoverished elderly or working-poor families with children, received food stamps at latest count.

While the bill expands crop insurance spending by $9 billion over a decade, it would cut traditional subsidies by $ 2 2 b i l l i o n , a c c o rd i n g t o t h e Co n g re s s i o n a l Bu d g e t Office.

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AAFC Brandon beef research cuts condemned With 500,000 beef cows in this province, Manitoba cattle producers deserve better, says union rep By Allan Dawson co-operator staff


he Agriculture and AgriFo o d Ca n a da (AAFC) Research Centre at Brandon is losing eight full-time employees, 850 head of cattle and $300,000 a year in revenue because the federal government is shutting down its beef research program. Whether the herd is sold or moved, it will be the first time in the centre’s 127-year history without cattle, according to Barb Kristjansson, the regional vicepresident of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s agricultural union, which represents AAFC technicians and labourers. “This is cow-calf country,” Kristjansson said in an interview May 16. “And that’s what Brandon does — cow-calf.” Manitoba has almost 500,000 head of beef cows, the third-largest herd behind Alberta and Saskatchewan, she said. “You can’t just do research in one area and apply it to the entire West,” Kristjansson said. “It doesn’t work that way.” May 9 nearly 700 AAFC employees received Workforce Adjustment notices saying either they could lose their jobs or that their positions are being eliminated. Union officials expect in the end 400 staff will be unemployed.

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Beside the eight in Brandon, 22 AAFC staff under the agricultural union received notices

— nine in Winnipeg, two in Morden, one in Dauphin and two in Beausejour. Some work for the Agri-Environment Services Branch, formerly the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). The two in Morden are in office administration, Kristjansson said. AAFC says it is streamlining to make it easier for farmers and processors to do business with government. The research scientist overseeing the work has until next March to decide whether to move to AAFC’s Lacombe Research Centre where beef research continues. In the meantime, AFFC has to decide what it’s doing with more than 800 head of cattle, Kristjansson said. The herd includes around 350 cows that would normally be undergoing artificial insemination (AI) now. The rest of the animals are calves, yearlings and replacement heifers. “Their revenue from the beef cattle sales at the centre every year is about $300,000,” she said. “And that money, unlike other government revenue, goes directly back to Brandon to the beef department. “But that $300,000 goes right out the door again and is all locally spent. They have tendered hay and straw purchases for years.”


There are thousands of dollars in other spinoffs too, from veterinary services and fuel to equipment purchases, she said.

“You can’t just do research in one area and apply it to the entire West.” Barb Kristjansson

The cattle are grazed on land unsuitable for annual crop production. Nearby Crown land is also grazed. Recent work has included improving conception rates with AI, rotational grazing, swath grazing, bale grazing and extended grazing. One research trial currently underway, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, involves grazing on different swathed forages. The project was supposed to continue until next year, Kristjansson said. Research is important to Manitoba’s 8,000 cattle producers, says Cam Dahl, general manager of Manitoba Beef Producers. “Whether it’s specifically that (Brandon) herd or not, I definitely want to see ongoing research in Manitoba and ongoing demonstration of research in Manitoba so that we know if there are new management practices or new techniques that will function on the ground in Manitoba,” he said. “I’m not quite sure how we do that yet, but that’s something that’s important to ensure happens.” T:10.25”

The future of the 850 cattle at the Brandon Research Centre is uncertain.   Photo: Laura Rance


One option is for Ottawa, provincial governments, universities, the private sector and farm groups to work together to develop new partnerships, said Grains Growers of Canada executive director Richard Phillips. National Farmers Union president Terry Boehm says the cuts are part of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s plan to kill publicly funded research, so the private sector can take it over and charge farmers for doing it. At a celebration of the Brandon

Centre’s 125th anniversary Aug. 11, 2011 Chris Kennedy, executive assistant to Brandon-Souris MP Merv Tweed, told celebrants the need for agricultural research is at an all-time high. Tweed was unavailable for an interview. Kristjansson said she’s disappointed in the MP’s lack of support for the Brandon Research Centre. “He seems oblivious to what’s happening in his own constituency,” she said.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Harvest Moon expands food initiative to Brandon, Cypress River, Glenboro and St. Boniface Local buying clubs take the burden of direct marketing off the shoulders of small farm operators By Shannon VanRaes co-operator staff


emand for local and sustainably grown food is growing — and so is the Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative. The six-year-old initiative connects consumers and farmers through buying clubs and pickup sites. Customers place and pay for the orders online and later pickup their order at a site set up by the buying club in that area. Last year, there were four sites in Winnipeg and one in Starbuck. But organizers are now adding pickup sites in Brandon, Glenboro, Cypress River and St. Boniface. “There’s tonnes of opportunities for expansion,” said Colin Anderson of the Harvest Moon Society. “We’re really just at the start. It took us awhile to adapt and determine what the best system was for us, and now that we are where we are, we’re finding more people are coming to us.” The society found inspiration in the Oklahoma Food Co-op, which now has 100 farmers and more than 2,000 customers, said Anderson.

Eager customers line up outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Wellington to pick up their local food and interact with Harvest Moon farmers.  photos shannon vanraes

“Largely I see it as an opportunity to develop food systems that provide for strong farm livelihoods and healthy rural communities, but also ensure that people in the cities are aware and thinking about food and the implications of their food choices for rural communities and their own health.” Colin Anderson

Currently, 12 producers are participating in the Harvest Moon initiative, offering products such as pork, lamb, honey, vegetables, wool socks, grain, flour, bedding plants, soap, and pet food. Roughly 800 people are on the society’s mailing list, with about 100 orders being placed each month. Add to that list David Barnes, an organizer of the Brandon buying club and avid gardener. He’s already been distributing food informally through Harvest Moon for the last three years and is pleased the system is coming to Manitoba’s second-largest city. The retired school teacher said his interest in local, sustainable, healthy food comes from, “a lifetime of consciousness about the growing malaise on planet Earth.” “It’s just everywhere,” said Barnes. “I think our current food system reflects everything that’s wrong with the planet.”

Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative farmers Andrew Grift, Corrine Grift and Wayne McDonald (facing camera, l to r) hand out local food to a satisfied customer (far l) at a drop-off location in Winnipeg.

But interest in where food comes from and how it’s produced is growing across the board, he said. More customers means more food, and so Harvest Moon is also looking for farmers with high-quality food produced in a sustainable manner. “We’re looking to bring in new producers right now who can fill in some of the product gaps, and that’s largely around vegetables,” said Anderson. The system greatly reduces the workload that normally goes along with direct marketing, and that’s one of the goals of the initiative, he said. Troy Stozek would agree.

He operates Fresh Roots Farm near Cartwright with his partner Michelle Schram. “A big part of our business is local marketing,” he said. “We get a lot of support through Harvest Moon, and it builds a lot of interest too.” It also cuts down on driving. Rather than driving to a drop-off circuit each month, spending long periods of time on the road, Stozek rotates responsibilities with other producers and only drives the circuit once a year. “It’s a p re t t y g re a t c o m m u n i t y,” he said.

Anderson points out that a healthy food system, needs to be healthy for the interests of everyone involved. “Largely I see it as an opportunity to develop food systems that provide for strong farm livelihoods and healthy rural communities, but also ensure that people in the cities are aware and thinking about food and the implications of their food choices for rural communities and their own health,” Anderson said. For more information, visit www.har


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013



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A cookbook for kids to eat healthier versions of foods they love Lorraine Stevenson Crossroads Recipe Swap


’ve never forgotten that ‘I did it’ grin breaking across the face of a young fellow in a 4-H cooking class I taught a few years back. We were learning how to make pancakes and, with a deft arm movement, he’d expertly flipped a pancake in the pan. So pleased he’d learned to do it, he proceeded to flip it several times more, prancing around the kitchen. That’s just one of many, many great moments anyone with any association with 4-H will recall and share next weekend as former members and leaders come together in Winnipeg, Roland, Hamiota from across Canada to celebrate the Canadian youth program’s 100th birthday. I was thinking about 4-H cooking classes last week as another reminder of how willingly kids learn when someone is keen to teach landed on my desk — the release of an awesome little made-inManitoba cookbook for helping to teach kids simple steps and skills to preparing food.

It’s the Heart and Stroke Association’s newly released Quick and Healthy Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy – Kids Edition Volume 1, put out in a partnership with Manitoba Canola Growers Association. A collection of 11 simple recipes, these are healthier versions of foods kids love, plus they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family. Quick and Healthy lists all sorts of ways to involve children of all ages in meal making too, from learning how to knead dough to setting tables and using a standing or hand-held mixer. As the introduction says, kids in the kitchen are a natural fit but it’s all about the right timing. A weeknight meal when everyone’s running crazy isn’t the best time to be teaching or learning something new in the kitchen. But when you take the time, helping a child build skills for life, you’re creating lasting memories too. Here are two healthier versions of a cookie and calzone taken from from the cookbook. To receive a copy of the Quick and Healthy Cookbook — Kids Edition call 204-949-2000 in Winnipeg; 204-571-4080 in Brandon or 1-888473-4636 in rural Manitoba. A PDF copy can also be downloaded at quickandhealthy.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray canola oil cooking spray on a 12-inch pizza pan or round cookie sheet. In a large mixing bowl beat together canola oil, sugar, egg white, honey, and vanilla until well combined. Add flours, cocoa powder, wheat germ, cinnamon, and baking soda; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread ingredients onto prepared pan/sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookie is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Decorate with fruit as desired and cut into wedges. Yields: 16 servings. Nutritional information per 1 cookie slice (25 g): 100 calories, 2 g protein, 4 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 15 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 9 g sugar, 45 g sodium. PHOTOS: MANITOBA CANOLA GROWERS ASSOCIATION

Chocolate Happy Birthday Cookie Next time you have a birthday to celebrate, swap the cake for this cookie, which is great for decorating. How do these cookies stack up against those you buy in stores? For one, they’re just 100 calories per wedge and when decorated they add extra fruit to little eaters’ diets. Commercial cookies have twice the calories, three times the saturated fat and more than double the sugar, points out Amanda Nash, registered dietitian and community nutrition manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Easy Cheesy Calzones Calzones are probably not the first food that comes to mind when you think healthy, but this recipe might change that. These calzones are higher in fibre and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium lowering your risk for heart disease and stroke. Christine Houde, PHEc, nutrition manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation likes this recipe because they are comparable, but healthier, to pizza pops. “My kids tell me we should call them chicken pops because they are made with ground chicken,” says Houde.

“The best option is always to make it at home,” says Nash.

Calzones usually contain deli or smoked meats, which are high in fat, but these use ground chicken, immediately reducing the fat content. And don’t worry, they still have that cheesy centre we all look for in a calzone.

3 tbsp. canola oil 1/3 c. brown sugar 1 egg white 2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 c. whole wheat flour 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/4 c. cocoa powder 1 tbsp. wheat germ 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/3 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

The recipe calls for a lower amount of, and partly skimmed, mozzarella cheese. The calzones go perfectly with a green salad also found in the cookbook made with all-green veggies and fruits such as green grapes, celery, cucumber, green apples, and topped with a canola oil-based dressing.

Chicken filling: 1 tbsp. canola oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tsp. dried oregano

1 small onion, finely diced 1 lb. ground chicken 1/4 tsp. pepper

In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are softened, about four to five minutes. Add chicken, oregano, and pepper and cook ingredients until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Set aside. Dough: 1 c. whole wheat flour 1 tbsp. wheat germ 2 tsp. instant yeast 1 tbsp. canola oil

1 c. all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 c. warm water

For filling: 1 can (8 oz./227 ml) pizza sauce 1 c. grated reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, wheat germ, salt, and yeast. Stir in warm water and canola oil. Stir to combine ingredients. If necessary, add additional allpurpose flour to form a soft dough. Knead dough on lightly floured countertop until dough is smooth and elastic. Form into a ball. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let dough rest for 10-15 minutes in a warm place. Divide dough into eight equal-size pieces. Roll out each piece of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Dough should measure about five inches across. Place two tbsp. pizza sauce on each piece of dough and spread out over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Divide chicken filling and cheese in centre of each circle of dough. Fold the dough over and pinch the edges with a fork. Place calzones on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until nicely browned. Yields: 8 calzones. Nutritional info per 1 calzone: 260 calories, 18 mg protein, 9 g total fat, 1.5 saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 26 g carbs, 3 g fibre, 260 mg sodium.

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The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013



’m going to Kendra’s house! Should I take the car or the truck?!” Jennifer Jackson’s voice echoed from the back door down the hallway, into the kitchen, dining room, living room and on out the window. Andrew and Rose, sitting in the living room, looked at each other. “Good lord,” said Rose. “Don’t say anything. Maybe Randy will answer from his place. I’m pretty sure he must have heard that, even across the yard in his trailer.” Andrew chuckled. “Well, we can’t pretend we didn’t hear her,” he said, and a second later Jennifer appeared in the living room doorway. “Well?” she said. Andrew and Rose looked at each other again, and then turned to look at Jennifer. “Why are you going to Kendra’s?” said Rose. “And when will you be back?” said Andrew. “And who else is going to be there?” said Rose. “And will you be going anywhere else?” said Andrew. Jennifer scowled from the doorway. “Geez,” she said. “I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition.” “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition,” said Andrew. Rose looked expectantly at her daughter. “Are you going to answer the questions?” she said. Jennifer heaved a resigned sigh. “I don’t know,” she said. “You don’t know what?” said Rose. “You don’t know if you’re going to answer the questions?” “No,” said Jennifer. “That IS my answer. I don’t know.” She paused. “Well except for why. I do know why I’m going.” “And why is that?” asked Andrew. “Because I’m trying to escape from the Spanish Inquisition,” said Jennifer. There was a moment of silence. “You see,” said Andrew, “the obvious flaw in that explanation, don’t you?” “No, I don’t,” said Jennifer. “Escaping from the Spanish Inquisition seems like a good explanation for going almost anywhere. Maybe not Guantanamo Bay. But anywhere else. For sure to Kendra’s house.” “Absolutely,” said Andrew. “But the problem is you had already stated your intention to go to Kendra’s house before the Spanish Inquisition



started, so you must have had a different reason for going then. That my dear, is the flaw in your explanation.” “Right,” said Jennifer. “I must have had. But I can’t remember what it was because it’s really hard to focus on anything else when you’re in the middle of THE SPANISH INQUISITION!” Andrew laughed out loud and Rose joined him. “You’re a funny girl,” said Rose. “I don’t know what we’ll ever find to laugh about when you’re gone.” “You mean when YOU’RE gone,” said Jennifer. “Last time we talked the plan was for you to leave, not me.” She heaved another sigh. “Why are you putting me through all this?” she said. “All I want is to go to Kendra’s for a while. What’s the big deal?”

“Good question,” said Andrew. He looked over at Rose. “Why are we putting her through this, darling?” he asked. Rose furrowed her brow. “Something about her approach to the question of which vehicle she was going to take. Maybe the fact that it wasn’t actually framed as a question?” “Yes,” said Andrew. “That’s definitely it.” He turned back to Jennifer. “The most difficult thing about being able to drive, my dear, is not in getting your driver’s licence. It’s in learning how to properly ask your parents for permission to use a vehicle.” “Seriously?” said Jennifer. “The proper way,” said Andrew, “would be something like this… and you should probably write this down for future reference. Start by buttering us up. Something like, ‘my dear parents, whom I love and adore and promise to look after in their old age.’ Then move on to proving how humble you are with something like, ‘I know you don’t owe me anything after raising me and feeding me and paying $1,869.52 for my bridgework.’ When you’ve said all of that, then you can proceed to the actual question, but you should proceed through a series of promises about your intentions. For instance you could say, ‘dear parents, if I promise to be home at a reasonable time, and if I promise to only go to Kendra’s house and if I promise to engage in no shenanigans of any kind, and if I promise to pay for my gas (that’s always a clincher) then pretty please may I use the car or the truck, just this once and I will never ask again.” “Geez,” said Jennifer, “I don’t think I WILL ever ask again.” Andrew grinned. “It’s working,” he said to Rose. “Another valuable lesson in real life,” said Rose. “Aren’t we just awesome parents?” She grinned at Jennifer. “Take the car,” she said. “Next time just ask. And be home by midnight.” “Thanks,” said Jennifer and without another word, she was gone. Andrew looked over at Rose. “Well, that was kind of fun,” he said. Rose chuckled. “Not something you hear often about the Spanish Inquisition,” she said.

Time to change your DAZZLER? Choice of focal point plant very important By Albert Parsons FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR


otorists and machine operators are familiar with the phrase, “Time to change your oil,” but have you ever heard the expression, “Time to change your dazzler?” Garden gurus have coined a number of phrases and expressions to describe various aspects of their garden designs and “dazzler” is one such word. It is used to describe what we old-time gardeners used to call a focal point plant, referring to a plant at the base of an arrangement. Putting together a container of plants is not that different from creating a floral arrangement — the same rules of design apply and one of them is that there must be a focal point near the base to draw the eye toward the centre. In a container of living plants for the outdoor landscape, this focal point is usually the most colourful or unique plant in the container; the plant instantly gets your attention and the other plants serve merely as a backdrop or foil for the focal point (dazzler) plant.

A dazzler plant must have enough of the “wow” factor to serve this purpose, but it need not be a particularly exotic or expensive plant, however, it must be very vibrant and showy. A few bright-yellow marigolds, a bright-red calibrachoa, or a vibrant rose-pink geranium could all work. Many gardeners use plants that not only have striking blooms but also exotic foliage to create even greater impact. In a container of foliage plants, such colourful plants as a purpleleafed heuchera or a limegreen coleus will act as stunning focal points. In a container designed for shade a colourful non-stop begonia or an impatiens with vibrant bloom colour will provide that “wow” factor. In past years, I have sometimes been disappointed with the performance of the plants that I have chosen to use for my dazzler. I may have chosen a plant that did not stay in bloom all season or that became straggly and looked rather woebegone by midsummer. I have developed a handy way to deal with this problem.

When I plant a container in the spring, rather than putting the dazzler right into the soil of the container, I plant a similar-size pot instead. I sink the pot so that the rim is level with the soil surface. Then I slip the dazzler plant into the sunken pot and voila, I have a dazzler that can be easily changed if need be. If the plant becomes unattractive, I simply slip it, still in its pot, out of the container and replace it with another one. Many garden centres will still have some potted plants available in late summer, so procuring a suitable plant is not difficult. Some gardeners simply pot up a plant from somewhere in the garden. The dazzler plant will have to be watered regularly as it will not be able to send roots beyond the confines of its pot, so it may dry out more quickly than the rest of the plants in the container. Now if someone remarks to you this summer that it is time to change your dazzler, you’ll know what that means! Albert Parsons writes from Minnedosa, Manitoba

A bright rex begonia serves as the dazzler in this container of foliage. PHOTO: ALBERT PARSONS


The Manitoba Co-operator | May 23, 2013


Explore Manitoba’s WMAs Scattered throughout the province, they help to conserve resources and provide wildlife habitat By Donna Gamache Freelance contributor


nder the Wildlife Act, Manitoba has set aside many areas for the purpose of “better management, conservation and enhancem e n t o f w i l d l i f e.” C a l l e d Wildlife Management Areas ( WMAs), these are scattered about the province, helping to conserve our resources and provide habitat for wildlife. They are run under the administration of Manitoba Conser vation. The first of these WMAs was established in 1961, but now they number more than 80, ranging in size from just a few hectares to the largest, Churchill, at over 800,000 ha. These WMAs are open to the public and, unlike provincial and national parks, there is no fee. Visitors will not find many facilities, except sometimes a picnic table, an interpretive sign or two, or a primitivetype washroom. Instead, these areas are left in a near-to-natural state. Many have hiking trails, and frequent activities include birding, walking and wildlife watching, as well as hunting and fishing in season. Many WMAs, such as Oak Hammock and Narcisse, are popular tourist sites, but others are less well known. If you’re looking for a more secluded spot for a visit or hike, consider checking one out. Southern Manitoba has a number of interesting sites. Situated southwest of Boissevain, the Whitewater Lake WMA is a good spot to visit in the spring. This shallow wetland is a major breeding area for ducks and a stop over spot for other migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. My husband and I visited there

Rest stop on the Rae Trail. 


a couple of years ago. Besides geese and a variety of ducks, we saw tundra swans, pelicans, cormorants, greater yellowlegs, marbled godwits and a good number of American avocets (beautiful long-legged shorebirds). In spring, swan numbers usually peak in late April/early May, but it may be later this year. Sandhill cranes also stop there in large numbers, and cattle egrets are frequent visitors. South of Portage la Prairie is the Portage Sandhills WMA. As the name suggests, this is an area of gently rolling sandhills, left behind by glacial Lake Agassiz, with most of the dunes covered in mixed-grass prairie and aspen-oak forest. Because the habitat is fragile, vehicle use is prohibited. Access is by Road 36W, south of Southport, or by Road 54N, with short hiking trails leading off the road at several places. Prairie grasses and flowers are abundant in summer, and

WMAs provide habitat for wildlife like this avocet.

bird and animal wildlife in all seasons. North of Portage, the Delta Marsh WMA stretches along the southern edge of Lake Manitoba. It includes a variety of wildlife habitat, ranging through shallow lake, sand ridge, sloughs, wet meadows, pastures

and treed areas. This region is another birding hot spot for a wide variety of water and shorebirds. Geese, ducks, pelicans, swans, sandpipers, plovers, herons and many others use the region as a staging and nesting area. In spring and autumn the area becomes a migrating

Meals from the freezer Be prepared and have some meals on hand By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service


reparing a few meals at a time and freezing them has several advantages. If we have food ready to pop in the oven, then we are less likely to eat out. Meals in restaurants often cost three or more times the cost of preparing them at home. Having meals in the freezer helps prevent the “What’s for dinner?” dilemma. You have the main course ready to heat and serve. All you need to do is add a few items, such as a salad, fruit and milk, to have a balanced meal. If you prepare your own “convenience food” at home, you also maintain control over the ingredients that you use. For example, you can use reducedsodium or reduced-fat products. If you prefer enchiladas with less “zing” you can adjust the spiciness of the salsa you use to create them. To add variety to your menus, you can try “meal exchanges.” This works like a holiday cookie exchange. Try preparing an extra recipe of a casserole and exchanging it for one a friend prepared. To expedite home food preparation, you can set up

an “assembly line” and encourage other household members to join in the fun of creating some meals. Turn on some music to energize your crew. Keep things moving smoothly with these tips: • Be sure you have space in your freezer before you begin. You may need to reorganize your storage area. • Gather freezer containers or freezer bags, marking pens and other supplies you need. You might prefer to use disposable foil pans, especially if you are exchanging meals with other people. • Check which ingredients you already have, and then create a detailed shopping list that combines the ingredient amounts from all your recipes. For speedy shopping, organize your list according to the layout of your favourite grocery store. • Organize your workspace and assemble the tools and equipment you need. • Combine similar tasks. If several recipes require chopped onions, chop them all at once. Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, R.D., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and professor in the department of health, nutrition and exercise sciences.

pathway for many varieties of warblers, orioles and numerous other songbirds. Walking trails and boardwalks can be accessed at Delta Beach, with a viewing tower overlooking the marsh. Another scenic WMA in the Central Plains area is located along Highway No. 34. Turn off No. 1 Highway at Austin and drive 28 km south (or about 14 km north of No. 2, from Holland). Look for a parking lot on the west side. This section is part of the Assiniboine Corridor WMA and contains the Rae Trails, named for an early settler, Tom Rae. Many years ago part of this area was used as a cross-country ski trail but is now used mainly in warmer seasons for hiking. Part of the Assiniboine Delta, the terrain consists of gently rolling sand hills and several scenic overlooks of the Assiniboine River Valley. Vegetation varies from open meadows to mixed forest. The trail system is not very well defined or marked, although the Prairie Pathfinders hiking organization has done some signage, so be sure to pay attention to your route in and out. We’ve often hiked and biked there — in spring, when early crocuses poke through last year’s grass; in summer, when daisies, browneyed susans and bergamot abound; and in autumn, when goldenrod flourishes. The trails can also be accessed by driving west along Road 50N (west from the Ladysmith Road). Be adventurous this spring and summer and check out one of our province’s WMAs. For more information and the location of other WMAs go to: servation/wildlife/habcons/ wmas/index.html. Donna Gamache writes from MacGregor, Manitoba