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APRIL 2013 Volume 16 | Issue 4 Manufacturers Edition

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Eastern Farm and

LIVESTOCK DIRECTORY

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Volume 16, Issue 4 | April 2013

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tevery month

FarmLogs helps keep your farm's record keeping simple and easy to use 'In The Cloud'............ A12

What's New | Equipment & Products for the Farm........................ A6 Why men avoid estate planning issue | M. Baron........................A15

ADMINISTRATION KIM LENNON kim@fivestarpublishing.com

Domestic violence in rural areas | Dr. Rosmann............................A18

Crop farmers demand accurate truckload weighing systems......................................... A16

GAYLE REED gayle@fivestarpublishing.com

'Mother-Up' tips for calving season and more! | Pennywise.......... A40 "A Droll Ode To The Census" | Renae VanderSchaff..................... A41

EDITOR

In the Barn: New monthly feature answers questions from livestock producers.................. A5

HEIDI GORMAN heidi@fivestarpublishing.com CIRCULATION/FINANCE

How to reduce emotional, inherited or gift clutter | Barbara Tako.. A42 Is there really a shortage of Jobs? | Knightro Report................... A44

JAN HILPIPRE jan@fivestarpublishing.com KRIS TAYLOR kris@fivestarpublishing.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER JULIE KOCHENDORFER julie@fivestarpublishing.com

on the cover LEADERS IN FOLLOWING.

PRODUCTION ARTISTS NANCY CAIN nancy@fivestarpublishing.com JUSTINE LEE justine@fivestarpublishing.com VALERIE WALBURN valerie@fivestarpublishing.com

NEW UNIVERSAL PADS

Built on our triple-axis base, our new universal pad provides you with flexible pad configurations, making this single pad the only one you’ll ever need.

ADVERTISING SALES SUPPORT WENDY NOVAK wendy@fivestarpublishing.com CRYSTAL WENDELL crystal@fivestarpublishing.com ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES EVELYN BOWMER evelyn@fivestarpublishing.com SHERRY GILBERT sherry@fivestarpublishing.com CHRISTA HELMERS christa@fivestarpublishing.com MARY K APUSTK A maryk@fivestarpublishing.com

Base pad ideal for low profile corn heads or combines with lifting clearance.

Standard large pad for draper heads (equivalent to previous model large pad).

Highback pad for flex draper head.

KEVIN TAGUE kevin@fivestarpublishing.com

FIVE STAR PUBLISHING, INC. publishes The Midwest Farm and Livestock Directory, The Southern Farm & Livestock Directory, The Eastern Farm & Livestock Directory and The Contractors Equipment Directories. FIVE STAR PUBLISHING, INC., established in 1994, located in Fort Dodge, Iowa was a recipient of the prestigious Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce Small Business of The Year Award. FIVE STAR PUBLISHING, INC. and its Board Of Directors has no other affiliatiations, spin-offs or divisions of any other organization or companies.

Standard corn head pad with low back.

HEADER WAGONS

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Low back pad for standard cutting platform.

Trailing your combine head with a Horst CHC Wagon keeps you moving with safe and easy road travel. The use of tapered roller bearings on all main pivot points eliminates trailer sway providing smooth stable trailing behind your tow vehicle.

Draper head owners can rest easy too. Our Contour header carts can be easily adapted for draper heads. Contour header carts are available with larger mounts that are adjustable on three different axis so you can get the best resting point for your draper head.

Built on the proven reliability of Horst Wagons the Contour line of header carts adds increased maneuverability through 4-wheel steering. Ideal for combine heads 30-feet and longer the Contour easily trails behind a combine or tow vehicle following the same tracks of the tow vehicle. The rear wheels of the Contour are mechanically linked to the front allowing them to steer into the turn and maintain the original track of the tow vehicle.

Built specifically for the swather operator Horst has developed a draper head cart for your needs. To allow easy placement of your draper head we’ve moved the centre section of the frame towards the centre and added pivoting head supports. All wagons in our Contour series can be ordered with a Cross Country package providing 4-wheel independent suspension, electric brakes, highway tires, and a light kit.

FIVE STAR PUBLISHING, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Kim Lennon, Heidi Gorman and Jan Hilpipre. THE FARM AND LIVESTOCK DIRECTORY is printed monthly and distributed throughout the United States to the most qualified buyers and sellers in the agriculture industry. Opinions expressed in The Farm and Livestock Directory are not necessarily those of the publication personnel, but of the writers who contribute editorial content to The Farm and Livestock Directory. ERROR RESPONSIBILITY: The Farm and Livestock Directory is responsible only for the cost of the ad for the first incorrect insertion of the ad. Each insertion of an advertisement is proof of publication and it is the responsibility of the advertiser to check the correctness of each insertion. The publishers shall not be liable for slight aesthetic changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the intent of the ad. No adjustment can be made for advertisements not published. In the event of any error in an ad for which the publisher is liable, the liability is limited to adjusting that portion occupied by the error in relationship to the entire value of the advertisement. No adjustments will be made 30 days after initial insertion date. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Please send new address and phone number along with The Farm and Livestock Directory mailing label or email changes to: jan@fivestarpublishing.com FOR POSTAL RECEIPTS, printer’s statements, circulation and readership information please contact our office at 800-622-8836.

Contour Cross Country comes standard with 4-wheel independent suspension, electric brakes, highway tires, and a light kit.

TAKE YOUR HARVEST BY FORCE The Vee-Force box is designed with flow and control in mind. The deep Vee design doesn’t sacrifice unload performance or capacity. The aggressively angled floor puts gravity to work for you, while full weld gusset reinforced seams maximize your load and allow for full unload without material hang-up. The double door design allows you to control the speed you unload. The Vee-Force is mounted on Horst’s industry leading running gear designed for no sway trailing and built rugged for both field and road service. Make sure your teams wins this harvest season, get Vee-Force behind you.

Vee-Force gravity wagons are available in 270–750 bushel capacities.

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Horst Contour Swather features a recessed frame to allow clearance for swather arms.

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Don Hardy, owner of the company since its origination, has been involved with irrigation engines for 25 years. He has done more efficiency testing than any independent irrigation dealer in the West Texas area. He has also worked very closely with Texas A&M Extension Service to try and reduce fuel cost and make irrigation more economically feasible for the producer.

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In the Barn with EQUIPMENT & LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SERVICES

By Kelly and Leah Daniels Kelly and Leah live on an acreage in north central Iowa and work with farmers and clients across the country.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with farmers – mostly livestock producers – for many years and we recently began to notice something interesting: Farmers like to ask a lot of questions. They want to know about which things are best for their operation, what’s new out there, how different brands compare, how they can save money on input costs, and so on. And they appreciate having someone knowledgeable and down-toearth to talk over options with. That’s why we formed Hedgewood as an independent company, so we can help customers learn about all their equipment choices and choose the gates, feeders and other products that will make their job easier and maybe even save money through efficiencies. At Hedgewood, our recommendations are based on having actually used many different types of equipment in production situations, rather than on how much profit we can make from one brand or another. If it’s right for the farmer, it’s right for Hedgewood. The work that U.S. farmers do helps people around the world live healthier and safer lives than ever before. We feel blessed to be able to work in agriculture every day and to be able to use our skills in keeping agriculture strong. – Kelly and Leah

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When the opportunity to write this column for the Farm & Livestock Directory came along, we wondered what farmers would like to read about. Then we realized that they have been telling us what they are interested in every day through the questions they ask about their facilities and operations. So, what better way to provide information to farmers than by answering their questions? These are based on those actual questions from Hedgewood customers, though they may be edited to take out some of the more “colorful” language. This is a family publication, after all. If you have a question you’d like Hedgewood to take a swing at, please drop a line to the editor of this fine publication and we’ll do our best to sort it out.

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I’m a grain farmer, but I have hog barns because the manure is great fertilizer. Since I’m not around other hog operations, how can I know that I’ve got the right kind of equipment and systems in my barn?

A. We’ve worked in and designed a lot of different hog facilities, so we find it’s helpful to walk through the barn with the farmer and talk about what’s aggravating to them and what they would like to improve. Not only does this let the farmer blow off a little steam, it helps them see the operation through fresh eyes, enabling us to see the real problems and have a clear picture of how to design a solution that will make a real difference. Plus, we must admit, it’s a lot of fun to go back to the barn with the farmer after the project is complete and remind them of how aggravating it was before Hedgewood was involved. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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I hate load-out. It’s always a struggle, it takes way too much time and I feel like I’ve been beat up by the time the last pig is on the truck. Is there any way to do it better?

A. There are a combination of factors that make the difference between an easy load-out and a knock-down, drag-out battle of wills. If a 280-pound pig decides he is going left down an alley when you want him to go right, no amount of whooping, hollering and gold medal wrestling moves is going to change his mind. This is a frustrating and risky situation for both the producer and the pig. Because of the work of animal behaviorists like Dr. Temple Grandin, we now move pigs a lot differently than our dads or granddads did. Today we work with a pig’s natural tendency to move toward areas that appear safer than where they are.

We can configure gates and train our customers to quietly and calmly ease pigs into the load-out, rather than forcing them into a situation they would naturally avoid, saving the whooping and hollering for the rodeo. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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I heard about a producer who had a power outage and lost a bunch of pigs. That’s pretty scary. How do you prevent something like that?

A. Catastrophic death loss is a terrible thing on many levels. Of course, the pigs suffer the most, but for the producer it can mean costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and the terrible task of cleaning out the barn. Ventilation is typically the culprit but not exactly the way you might think. Although pit gases can be deadly, on a hot day pigs without ventilation can succumb to hyperthermia – excessive heat – within 30 minutes of a power failure. This is a situation that should be prevented at all cost and can be, using the latest generation of controller and back-up generator systems. And, no, running a generator with your tractor’s PTO won’t work if you’re an hour away at your son’s basketball game when the power goes down. We’ll answer more questions in the next edition of In the Barn with Hedgewood. Thanks for spending a little time with us. For more information, please visit us online at www.hedgewoodconsulting.com or call Kelly Daniels at 515-851-9194. Kelly Daniels is a long-time pork production manager and, more recently, worked with farmers as an equipment representative for one of the oldest names in the industry. Leah Daniels is the owner of NewsWorks, a strategic communications firm that provides marketing and public relations services to companies and associations, primarily in the pork industry. She recently worked with the National Pork Board to create an on-farm crisis communications tool for that enables farmers to effectively manage through incidents that can impact lives and reputations.

Inside a Minnesota barn recently refitted by Hedgewood with new gates, wet/dry feeders and slat preservation

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ÂŤWhat's New

Never Drop or Spill Bulky, Heavy Bags Again with The Handy Camel

Krone Unveils New Technology, New Equipment at Ag Connect

Everyone has experienced that moment when you know the heavy bag you are carrying is about slip out of your grip, spilling its contents everywhere while you struggle to regain control. The Handy Camel solves this common problem with a high-tech version of the bag clips that can be found in many kitchens holding shut bags of potato chips and snacks.

The new Krone BiG Pack HighSpeed range of large square balers delivers up to 20 percent more throughput, an increase that has been made feasible by two major modiÂżcations an increase in throughput capacity of the Variable Fill System (VFS) packer system and an increase in plunger strokes.

The Handy Camel is a 12-inch bag clip with a specially designed hinge closure system that makes it capable of sealing large bags. The built-in handle allows you to use the Handy Camel to carry awkward bags with ease and no fear of tearing the sides with your Âżngers. The Handy Camel keeps your back protected and safe when lifting a heavy bag because, you no longer need to bend over to wrap your arms around or under the item you are trying to lift. The Handy Camel can also be adjusted on a bag to use it as a pouring handle. Ideal for indoor or outdoor use, the Handy Camel is a must-have tool for gardeners, tailgate parties, pet owners, DIY weekend warriors, bird enthusiasts, and even the average homeowner dealing with bags of salt to melt winter snow or reÂżll a water softener. The Handy Camel can eliminate the hassle of carrying and pouring dog and cat food, birdseed, garden soil, fertilizer, grass seed, charcoal, sand, and all other bagged, bulk items. The Handy Camel has many farm uses as well. Bags of corn, horse feed, protein pellets, chicken feed, seeds and other products can be sealed to prevent spillage in the back of a truck or between pens, and to keep mice out when stored.

The BiG Pack VFS now has Âżve tine bars versus six tine bars on previous models. This allows for more space for crop in the VFS resulting in an increase in throughput capacity of 1 percent. The system operates in Âżve stages to feed the material into the pre-chamber where it is compressed before it is allowed to enter the baling chamber. When the pre-chamber is Âżlled with material the new cam-controlled sensing rake is pushed out of the VFS chamber, a system that ensures that the machine produces uniform, dense bales, even when dealing with small and narrow swaths.

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The EasyCollect Collector works on the following principle It feeds the crop to the middle of the machine without the crop ever changing direction, passing very smoothly through the header and into the machine – a system that warrants dependable operation in all conditions. It presents the stems perpendicular to the chopping assembly, which results in exceptional chopping quality. Testing and user experience bear evidence that the EasyCollect feed principle improves the quality of chop. As another plus, The EasyCollect 1053 is equipped with tungsten carbide coated, self-sharpening knives.

Krone EasyCollect 1053

The second major modiÂżcation is to the number of plunger strokes. On the BiG Pack 1270, 1290 and 1290 HDP, plunger strokes have been increased by 18 percent from 38 to 45 strokes per minute. This also contributes to the 20 percent more throughput of these balers.

The Krone BiG Pack VFS

Further upgrades involve a larger diameter knotter shaft, which increased in size by 15mm to 55mm, wear plates that are bolted onto the bottom of the bale chamber to reduce the cost of wear in this area, and the new color touchscreen monitor that gives the operator a full overview of machine functions. With the Handy Camel you never have to worry about accidental spills again. The Handy Camel creates a tight seal on your open bags using a side hinge opening and ratchet locking system. The Handy Camel features rounded teeth on the interior of the clip that grip bags without tearing. To use the Handy Camel, you simply open the clip, slide it sideways across the width of the bag you want to seal, and as you begin to shut the clip across the bag, the ratchet system will begin to lock the bag closed. The Handy Camel is rated to carry up to 40 pounds.

winning Krone Collector. It’s modular, endless collector design leads to a substantial reduction in the number of components and drive systems, thus reducing weight and power requirements.

The twine boxes have also received some nice updates. They now have gas struts that allow operators to swing them up and Âżx them in their opened position for easy access to the baler for service and maintenance. The box is also sealed to keep dust and debris out and away from the twine. LED lights, which are activated when the panels are opened, illuminate the area where the twine is threaded into the system. Krone EasyCollect 1053 The new Krone EasyCollect 1053 corn head is able to harvest 14 rows of crop at a 35 foot work width and then fold into three-layers for narrow transport. EasyCollect 1053 utilizes the well-proven and award-

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All EasyCollect headers that operate on BiG X forage harvesters are equipped with the AutoScan system where an optical sensor adjusts the chop length automatically to the maturity of the crop. The photo-optical sensor is integrated in the corn head, where it compares the color of the leaves to determine the maturity of the crops (dark green = high moisture level, brown = low moisture level). Based on these scans, the electronic system then computes and sets the optimum chop length. The beneÂżts are obvious – green corn (i.e. high moisture) is automatically chopped to longer lengths to maintain the structure of the forage whereas brown corn (i.e. dry) is chopped to shorter lengths to increase silage density and avoid fermentation in the pit. Split into three sections, the EasyCollect header “sandwichesâ€? quickly and easily into transport position at the touch of a button to give a low transport height and a narrow 11 foot 9 inch transport width. New Krone EasyFlow Pick-Up Head Krone is releasing a new pick-up head for their BiG X forage harvester, the EasyFlow 380. The EasyFlow 380 still boasts the innovative camless pick-up, but it has been updated with a new crop roller that has a revised contour and a repositioned deĂ€ector plate which improve the crop Ă€ow. Ŏering an adjustable clearance for the crop roller, the pick-up now adjusts even better to varying swath widths. For maximum longevity, the wearing plates in the crop Ă€ow area are now made of stainless steel and hardox. The new EasyFlow 380 pick-up head for the BiG X is available in a 12 foot 5 inch working width.

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«What's New The Air Adjust Coulter/Residue Manager Combo is adaptable for various situations and fits a wide range of planter models. The coulter can be removed and the residue manager can still be used. Residue managers can be raised with a push of a button as needed for a wet area in a field or waterway. The 2940 Air Adjust Coulter is available with ripple (R), 25 multiwave (MW), or 13 shallow wave (SW) blades. The residue manager is available with 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch residue manager wheels or with Yetter Farm Equipment’s exclusive SharkTooth wheels. The residue manager is also available with Yetter Floater Wheels that provide a point of contact during planting. For more information visit www. www.yetterco.com. ______________________________________

Krone EasyFlow Pick-Up Head To learn more about Krone and their products, visit www.krone-northamerica.com. ______________________________________

Air Adjust Technology Combines with Residue Management and Coulter Tillage Yetter Farm Equipment has announced a new product for the 2940 Air Adjust System family, the Air Adjust Coulter/Residue Manager Combo. Earlier this year, Yetter Farm Equipment introduced a new residue manager that features the ability to adjust depth as well as up- and down-pressure from the tractor cab using a controller, compressor, and air bags. The newest product available for the 2940 Air Adjust System family is the Air Adjust Coulter/Residue Manager Combo. “The air bags that control the up and down pressure for the residue manager can be independently adjusted from your tractor cab using the digital controller,” said Yetter Test Engineer Jake Henson. “The convenience of making adjustments from the cab means you can fine-tune settings for changing soil conditions where you may not have done so before, increasing the effectiveness of your planter and positively impacting emergence and yields.” Not only will the Air Adjust System from Yetter save farmers time and improve planting results, use of the combination unit—performing both residue management and coulter tillage in one pass—further increases efficiency.

New Kinze 4900 Series Planter Available for 2014 Season Offers Increased Productivity and Precision Kinze® Manufacturing, Inc. unveiled its new Kinze 4900 planter series recently during a launch event at their world headquarters. With a new narrow transport front-fold frame design, 30” row spacing, and a choice of 12, 16, or 24 rows, the Kinze 4900 planter offers many significant new features that contribute to productivity and precision during the planting season. “We conducted extensive research with farmers and engineered a new design, which provides superior agronomic performance. We designed a new, front folding tool bar, engineered a state of the art vacuum meter with optional electric drive and created a cast iron row unit with more vertical travel,” says Rhett Schildroth, product manager for Kinze. The new patent-pending seed meter offers 99%+ accuracy at speeds from 2 to 8 mph. The meter is available with contact drive, hydraulic drive, and – new with the 4900 planter – electric drive (also patent pending). Rugged, high torque 24V motors allow for precise seed rate control by row. This means farmers will get consistent seed spacing from the inside row to the outside row – even on tight radius turns and contours. Electric drive means there are no chains, clutches, gearboxes or shafts to maintain. The new planter frame has 42 degrees of wing flex (21 degrees up, 21 degrees down) to offer superior ground contact on rolling terrain and terraces. With the new

“After the residue manager removes the residue, the coulter loosens the soil for better seed to soil contact, eliminates compacted seed trench sidewalls, and sets the stage for the planter opener,” said Henson. “Your seed rows will warm more quickly, and your planter will run more smoothly and place seed more precisely.” A PR I L 201 3

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bulk fill tank design, the 16- and 24-row planters offer 120-bushel capacity while the 12-row offers 90-bushel capacity. Further, the planter frame incorporates hydraulic weight transfer, a Kinze-exclusive feature. This minimizes potential compaction and ensures that the row units provide a consistent seed depth while moving across the field, even on the roughest terrain. Additionally, with up to 120 bushels of seed and 500 gallons of liquid fertilizer capacity, the 4900 planter allows farmers to continue planting for long periods of time without having to stop and refill. Maneuverability is critical, so Kinze engineers incorporated an industry exclusive flip-axle option (patent pending) for the 24-row planter to significantly reduce hitch weight and make it easy to move in and out of fields. The flip axle hydraulically swings forward for transport, reducing the hitch to axle distance by nearly 5 feet for a tighter turning radius and reduced hitch weight. The toolbar has been raised to provide higher in-field clearance and to improve residue flow. The brand new row unit has a rugged cast iron design, providing the necessary stiffness for perfect seed placement, even in today’s toughest no-till fields. In addition, row unit vertical travel has been increased to 12”, keeping all row units in the ground on steep slopes and terraces. The Kinze 4900 series planters will be available for orders in May 2013 for use during the 2014 planting season. The 4900 series planter can be used for corn, soybeans, sugar beets, sunflowers and milo when planted on 30” rows. Farmers can select from a variety of technology and accessory options to fit their needs. Additionally, all 4900 models feature ISOBUS compatible electronics. For more information contact your Kinze dealer or visit www.Kinze.com. ______________________________________

New Holland Disk Drills Slice Through Crop Residue for Precise, Uniform Seed Placement Whether seeding into summerfallow or stubble, New Holland’s new P2000 Series disk drills slice through crop residue to ensure precise, uniform seed placement with very low soil disturbance. Both the new P2080 disk drill (with tow-between or tow-behind air cart) and P2085 disk drill (with a mounted seed tank), offer exceptional seed placement accuracy. “With these new disk drills, producers can place the seed at the exact depth and down pressure they choose to ensure quick seedling emergence,” says Sheldon Gerspacher, Seeding Products Marketing Manager. “They’re ideal for seeding small grains such as wheat, barley, rice, soybeans, and canola, with excellent performance at both ends of the spectrum, in both hard and soft soils.” (continued on next page)

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«What's New Even when seeding at higher speeds and on rougher terrains, New Holland’s industry-leading parallel link design provides more consistent seeding placement for best-in-class emergence in a wide variety of soil, seeding depths, and ¿eld conditions. The 18” disks cut cleanly through the heaviest of crop residues to ensure optimal seed-to-soil contact. On-row packing follows to ensure the best chance of fast, even germination. The scraper and opener design allows for consistent seeding depth across the range of operation. The true 0-3.5” depth settings accommodate all seeding depths and the single-handed adjustment provides the easiest depth adjustment on the market. The P2085 disk drill is fully compatible with New Holland’s IntelliView™ IV touchscreen monitor. The convenient one-page display shows everything necessary for operation. Flow sensors provide population estimates for larger seeded crops. A bar graph provides target rate, limits, and blockage information, while the GPS or radar speed inputs ensure accurate seeding rates. For more information visit www.newholland.com. ______________________________________

New Seed Treatment Technology and Equipment Provides a New Level of Precision Application for Cereal and Specialty Crops

tion units are currently available and the commercial units will be available for sale this fall for the 2014 seed treatment season. “We are excited to be partnering with Bayer CropScience on this new technology in seed treatment equipment. We look forward to product demonstrations this coming spring and a full product launch in the fall of 2013,” stated AGI President & CEO, Gary Anderson. For more information please visit www.aggrowth.com. ______________________________________

Syntex Industries Introduces the 5000 Series Thunder Power Tarp Powered by Roll-Rite, the Thunder Power Tarp’s “one touch” technology allows the operator to open and close the tarp with a touch of a button. No more holding buttons! The motor has been engineered to eliminate over-tightening and motor burn-up with amperage control. It also has an improved chrome motor case with interior alloy reinforcement and a 5-year limited warranty. The control arm connection consists of a “hinge joint” that keeps constant tension on the tarp on windy days and also has the ability to climb heaped loads.

Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) and Bayer CropScience Inc. have entered into an agreement for the development and distribution of a state-of-the-art onfarm seed treater for the North American market. Bayer CropScience’s SeedGrowth proprietary technology for precision application of seed treatments in cereal and specialty crops combined with Ag Growth International’s expertise in grain handling equipment is a natural ¿t for an integrated innovation in seed treatment equipment. The new seed treater ŏers electronic controls, a metering conveyor and peristaltic metering pumps to ensure that the seed treatment is accurately applied. The seed treatment market continues to grow in North America and the seed treater was developed to ¿ll a void in precision on-farm seed treatment application equipment.

Precision farming has become much more than a useful optional technique considering the rising costs of fuel, seeds, workforce and the reduction of land available. The optimization of land usage is now a real necessity for any kind of farmer and size of business. In this direction, New Holland has launched the PLM™ Academy App, which is available and compatible for both iOs and Android operating systems. “We know that in order to maintain productivity, farmers need top class advice at their ¿ngertips,” stated Luca Mainardi, Head of Tractor and PLM Product Management.“This new App means operators can consult the latest in PLM know-how wherever they are and whenever they need.” On demand PLM training The PLM Academy App is an innovative training tool. It will enable farmers to watch practical videos and tutorials wherever they are, including in the ¿eld while at the wheel of their machine. This innovative application will permit users to download productivity enhancing tutorials which can subsequently be viewed, on demand, even in areas without Internet coverage. This allows operators to access information while in the ¿eld, to resolve any questions to prevent productivity impacting downtime. Furthermore, they can enhance their own knowledge at a time that suits them due to the on-demand nature of the ŏering. The material is constantly updated, to ensure that users receive the latest information and are able to access the most upto-date product information to enhance pro¿tability. Extensive mobile training offering

Contact Syntex Industries for further information at 515-332-3265 or visit www.syntexindustries.com.

“We believe that future advances in crop production will come from seed development or from the seed technologies,” explains Brent Collins, Director of Cereals Marketing for Bayer CropScience Inc. in Canada. “Working with AGI, the industry leader in portable grain handling equipment, will help us bring SeedGrowth technologies to growers and will enable them to accurately apply seed treatment and maximize their returns.” The launch in Canada through a co-marketing agreement between Ag Growth International and Bayer CropScience Inc. is planned for this year. DemonstraA6

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All users can choose from a wide range of training content including EZ-Pilot tutorials that cover both calibration and installation to ensure accurate set-up and usage to maximize productivity gains. Operators using the most advanced, ultra-widescreen IntelliView™ IV color touchscreen displays, together with those using the IntelliView™ III and IntelliView™ Plus II monitors, will also be able to consult professional tutorials on how to ¿ne tune operating parameters. Training videos for the FM-750 are available with key information to further facilitate accurate operation. North American farmers and their colleagues in Australia can brush up on their knowledge of planter precision farming with a wide range of dedicated training lessons. Easy access and international coverage The PLM App is currently live in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Austria, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Australia, and is available to the PLM customers who have registered on the PLM Academy website w w w. f a r m an dl i ve sto ckdi re cto ry.co m

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at www.plmacademy.newholland.com. Once downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play, customers will be prompted to insert their user name (that used for the PLM Academy website), and will then be able to access all content. The App’s intuitive structure enables users to browse videos, download tutorials of their choice and save their most frequently viewed videos to a favorites section for super fast retrieval. Updates can be quickly and easily searched for via the dedicated tab to ensure they have the most up-to-date information and frequently asked questions provide a handy shortcut to some useful top tips, including how to get the very most out of the App itself. ______________________________________

Farm King Expands Liquid Fertilizer Product Line A new addition to the Farm King Application Equipment division was introduced at the National Farm Machinery Show. The new model, a 60’ liquid fertilizer applicator, compliments and enhances the product ŏering. Custom Tank Designs Two tank con¿gurations are available. The Model 1860 features an 1800 gallon tank while the Model 2460 has a 2400 gallon tank. The asymmetrical tank design features a hopper bottom style sump designed speci¿cally by Farm King for this application. The tank design minimizes variances in tongue weight and toolbar down pressure despite diminishing tank levels. Additionally, the low center of gravity maximizes wheel tracking stability on side hills. Raising the Bar The toolbar is an exciting innovation from Farm King with an impressive 36” crop clearance. This allows for later season liquid application, widening the application window for fast-growing crops. When turning on the headlands, the toolbar lifts vertically and then rotates forward to provide industry-leading 54” of crop clearance. The ground contour following toolbar maintains consistent application depth, even in challenging ¿eld conditions. The Farm King 1860 and 2460 will be available in limited quantities for spring 2013 with full production beginning this summer. For more information visit www.buhlerindustries.com.

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The patent-pending Double Up Feeder attachment mounts to most round and square bale feeders. The Double Up feeder holds a reserve bale up above the feeder, allowing the bale to drop, and the cattle to be fed with a simple pull of a lever.

Massey Ferguson Introduces Pro DM Series Mowers Massey Ferguson® introduces the Pro DM Series mowers, providing hay producers with another choice in ėcient, durable disc mowers to keep hay operations on schedule cutting the most tonnage possible each season.

With the Double Up you can save time and fuel by starting your tractor half as often, while having less waste of expensive hay. Even people without any tractor experience can feed livestock with the Double Up. Don’t start the tractor up, just pull the lever.

Each of the new Pro DM Series mowers from Massey Ferguson works fast and ėciently to cut hay at the highest-possible capacity, and is built with durability and safeguards that reduce downtime, maintenance and manpower. Ranging from 8 to 11 1/2 feet in width, the three new mowers (DM1358, DM1361 and DM1362) deliver the smooth, clean cut expected from Massey Ferguson products. Dean Morrell, product marketing manager, Hay and Forage, says, “We’ve deliberately built this mower tough, with safeguards like the driveGUARD cutterbar protection system, to keep operators out of the shop and in ¿elds cutting hay.”

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The new driveGUARD cutter bar protection system prevents damage to the internal parts of the cutterbar. If the mower hits a rock or large object, the shear disc will break, leaving the mowing disc in place and keeping parts from Àying ŏ, extending the life of the cutterbar. Shear discs can be replaced in just minutes, without leaving the ¿eld. The cutterbar’s modular design allows quick and easy servicing in the ¿eld if needed, and a standard quick-change knife system minimizes downtime needed for replacing cutterbar knives. The low-pro¿le cutterbar on Pro DM Series mowers is lightweight and shaft-driven, boasting a double-bevel gear design. This lets the mower run at a shallower angle, for a fast, clean cut. The Pro DM Series disc mowers also feature individual compact angular gears that provide an extremely smooth power transfer to all discs, for less wear than a conventional gear drive, ensuring a longer and more reliable cutterbar life. Pro DM Series model DM1358 and DM1361 mowers also may be equipped to help hay dry down more quickly with the fast, easy addition of Massey Ferguson’s KC Tine or RC Roller conditioners. While tine conditioners on many disc mowers scŭ the waxy coating ŏ the hay stem, the unique coil design of the KC Tine conditioner gently Àŭs, conditions and aerates the crop for accelerated drying times. It takes just moments for either of these conditioner attachments to be removed or reattached. To learn more contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit www.masseyferguson.us.

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Massey Ferguson Introduces Tough 4600 Series Utility Tractors MasseyFerguson® introduced the all-new 4600 Series utility tractors during the 2013 National Farm Machinery Show. This Series of heavy-duty utility tractors is a direct replacement for the popular 2600 HD Series, and each of the three new models is an ideal ¿t for loader work, hay production and general on-the-farm use. Powered by an all-new three-cylinder AGCO Power™ diesel engine, the MF4608, MF4609 and MF4610 tractors ŏer rated engine horsepower of 75 HP, 85 HP and 95 HP, respectively. Fuel economy, power and torque are key bene¿ts delivered by the new engine, while state-of-the art emissions technology, a power-shuttle transmission and improved hydraulic performance top ŏ the features found in these new tractors. “The 4600 Series is a great choice for operators who need a tough, reliable tractor for hay production, utility work and day-to-day on-the-farm use. They’ll ¿nd these new 4600 Series tractors comfortable and convenient to operate, as well as responsive and ėcient for handling nearly any job,” says David Bercik, product marketing manager at Massey Ferguson. The three new models are currently available in 4wd, with 2wd available on order. Cab or open-station with ROPS options ŏer comfort and versatility for the challenges of any job, and help further position the 4600 Series as a popular entrant to the market.

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Versatile Revolutionizes Row Crop Product Line Versatile unveiled a new line of front-wheel assist rowcrop tractors at the National Farm Machinery Show and at the World Ag Expo. This new tractor represents a signi¿cant milestone in Versatile tractors, now featuring one of the largest cabs in the industry, a considerable increase in wheelbase and size and the culmination of years of research and development. The styling of the new tractor is a radical departure from the existing Versatile front-wheel assist. A sloped hood ŏers excellent visibility and features cues from the new Versatile design ¿rst introduced on the line of four-wheel drives. An increased grille area allows for better air Àow with reduced maintenance and cleaning requirements. Combined with a longer wheelbase, this new design allows for tight turns, even with 30” row spacing. First introduced on the four-wheel drive, the new cab ŏers unparalleled operator space and comfort. The door swings wide for easy entry and egress. The adjustable armrest features ¿ngertip controls for ergonomic comfort and a 7” high resolution display for electrohydraulics and the tractor performance monitor. Multipower sources are available including 110 volt AC and 5 volt USB ports. The new Versatile front-wheel assist row crop tractor is available in 260, 290 and 310 horsepower. That power is provided by a Cummins QSL 9.0L that features interim Tier 4 technology. This iT4 solution uses the EGR / DPF combination and does not require additional Àuids such as urea, saving time and money. The QSL also features the Cummins Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) for sharp response in the ¿eld, virtually without turbo lag and ŏers a torque rise of more than 40, one of the best in the class. A reversing fan system is available that works as needed, providing quiet operation and fuel savings. The fan reverses approximately every 20 minutes to blow out the grille, reducing maintenance. The transmission is a 16F x 9R full powershift transmission with push-button controls. Designed to work with the power bulge and torque curves of the Cummins engine, this transmission ŏers durability and smooth shifts in the ¿eld. Fuel capacity has been increased to 170 gallons. For more information visit www.versatile-ag.com.

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Kubota Introduces the New BX70 Series Sub-Compact Tractors Kubota introduces its new BX70 Series sub-compact tractors with four ready-to-work models the BX1870, BX2370, BX2670 and the BX25D. With improved comfort, convenience and operation, Kubota’s popular BX series has the power and versatility for digging, hauling, mowing, snow-blowing, tilling, and plowing through yard projects, big or small. “The focus of improvements to our latest version of these best-selling BX Series tractors was to enhance the operator experience, speci¿cally in comfort, convenience and versatility,” says Dan Muramoto, BX and RTV product manager for Kubota. “Whether you are simply mowing the lawn or giving your property a complete landscaping make-over, these rugged and versatile machines will get the job done, more comfortably and more easily than ever before.” For more information visit www.kubota.com.

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New Holland Introduces New Tractors New Holland has introduced the new T5 Series tractors, which are ready to rede¿ne utility tractor standards for mixed farmers with diversi¿ed livestock and crop operations. The T5.95, T5.105 and T5.115 ŏer engine powers between 98 to 115 engine horsepower. “The new T5 Series is set to become the choice for professional, mixed farmers,” says Michael Cornman, New Holland Dairy and Livestock Marketing Segment Leader. “Today’s T5 ŏers outstanding visibility, ergonomic controls, an ultra-comfortable cab and segment leading performance.” Operator productivity coincides with comfort. The T5 Series was created to provide operators with maximum comfort for long days in the ¿elds. The new VisionView™ cab has been designed to ŏer unparalleled ergonomic excellence. All controls fall perfectly to hand for operators of all shapes and sizes. The most frequently used controls, including the acclaimed electronic draft control (EDC) mouse, PTO speed selection

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Valen, New Holland’s ProWork Tools Segment Marketing Leader. “Rural lifestylers, landscapers, farmers, and municipalities alike will ¿nd these 33- and 38-hp compact tractors provide reliable performance at a very attractive price.” Features not found in all value tractors

________________________________________________ New Holland has introduced its next generation of hardworking utility tractors, the T4 Series. This tailored ŏering produces between 84 to 106 horsepower thanks to powerful 4-cylinder engines with Common Rail technology and a Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system to meet Tier 4A compliance. Impressive features include the deluxe VisionView™ cab, the ergonomic CommandArc™ console, and distinctive, eye-catching New Holland styling. “The comfort and convenience of the T4 Series is wellsuited to the demands of livestock and dairy farmers who carry out extensive hay and forage and feeding applications, as well as for diversi¿ed operations requiring a highly productive, mid-range utility tractor,” says Michael Cornman, New Holland Dairy and Livestock Marketing Segment Leader.

An all-new dual-zone air conditioning system features 10 individually positionable vents that deliver even Àow for total body comfort, thanks to dual-zone technology. The B-pillar mounted controls can be intuitively adjusted while on the move. Natural ventilation has been further enhanced courtesy of the side opening windows and optional front and rear windscreens.

The WORKMASTER 35 and 40 models are ŏered with a choice of two transmissions. Operators preferring a traditional gear transmission can choose the 12x12 Synchronized Shuttle transmission. The synchronized shuttle transmission makes change of direction easy because there’s no need to come to a complete stop when shuttling, a real plus for fast, ėcient front-end loader work. For those preferring hydrostatic drive, a two-pedal HST transmission with cruise control allows the operator to adjust speed and change direction using two convenient foot pedals one to move forward and one to move backward. This transmission is simple to use even for the novice operator. The new WORKMASTER models are powered by Tier 3-compliant, fuel-ėcient three-cylinder engines. A dual-pump, high-capacity hydraulic system with a best-in-class electro-hydraulic engaged independent PTO ensures fast implement response and over 1,800 lbs. of three-point lift capacity. The one-piece hood lifts on a gas strut for quick, easy access to routine maintenance areas. For more information, see your local New Holland dealer, or visit www.newholland.com.

For operator comfort and convenience, WORKMASTER 35 and 40 models boast a comfortable, open operator station with plenty of foot and leg room, and easy-to-see, easy-to-reach controls. Notable features of the T4 include:

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The WORKMASTER™ 35 and 40 compact tractor models are the latest addition to New Holland’s value class tractors that bear the same trusted name and dependable qualities as the original WORKMASTER tractors.

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In Michigan, two young men–Jesse Vollmar and Brad Koch–saw farmers struggling to understand and implement current software available. Vollmar grew up working on the family's organic row crop farm, and he understood farming; and he knew technology. Koch relishes the challenge of the impossible.

"Farmers were contacting us to help with software programs, they had purchased," said Vollmar. "First they bought the programs, then paid money for instruction then still found it too difficult to work with, so abandoned the programs."

The more they searched, the more they realized that they would need to design a better software that was simple to use and abounding with modern innovations designed for today's farms. Friends in school, they founded an information technical consulting business, Aedis IT, LLC.. After school assignments, their free time hours were spent designing websites, setting up networks, and helping businesses with their software. College years were spent in Saginaw Valley State University. Scholarships

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was indubitably user friendly. They spent hours investigating what was currently on the market, but were sorely disappointed in what was available. The gauntlet was thrown out. They had to develop software that was efficient and farmer friendly. Vollmar and Koch who had already been listening to farmers, now intensified the research with more questions and observed what farmers did on a day to day basis. Constantly in touch and heeding feedback, FarmLogs was used in 2012 by actual, real farmers before becoming available to the public midsummer. "FarmLogs was the obvious name because of the record keeping nature of the product," said Vollmar. "A farm log used to be the book one recorded farm activities in with pen or pencil but now that capability is available in modern day software." The software is accessed from their website www.farmlogs.com directly to the device of your choice. It works on Mac, Windows, Linux, iPad, tablets,

pretty much any technology available. The user always has the latest versions. An additional benefit is that FarmLogs backs up information daily. Quite reasonable in price, payment can be made monthly or annually. Reimbursement is based on acres farmed, monthly–five cents per acre or if paid annually, fi fty cents per acre. An example the bill for a 1500 acre farm would be $75.00 monthly, or $750.00 annually. A months free trial allows you to see if it compatible with your style of recording information. "Our goal was to build software, that any size farm can easily use," said Vollmar. "And that it be a fair price. We want to deliver a wide spread solution to all farmers." FarmLogs hopes to change farming for the better, make farm management more efficient and to give the tools needed to increase profits, he said. Designed around row crops, it is being successfully used on other farms, including orchards and produce. The crops may differ, but there are many similarities. continues next page

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Streit, managing director of Huron River Ventures, a partner with HPVP. "He identified a real problem for small and mid-sized farms," said Streit. "This is software built by farmers. The young men grew up on farms, saw the challenges their parents had, and took on the challenge." Streit said they were extremely pleased to partner with FarmLogs. "It is a great tool to help farmers save money and improve their bottom line." Their positive impacts on global agriculture is seen in the USA and the other six continents where FarmLogs customers reside and farm. Despite working an eighty hour plus week, Vollmar still manages to spend some time on the family farm in the tractor's seat. By Renae B. Vander Schaaf | agripen@live. com.

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Dear Wife: Over the years, I've sat and listened to many, many couples come in and explain why it took them so long to come in and start the process. The number one reason men don't want to do estate planning is, "It's an easy thing to procrastinate about." The second biggest reason, which has a lot to do with the first reason, is the same reason, but twofold in nature. Men do not like to go where they are not sure they will know what is being discussed and they don't like to look or feel embarrassed or foolish in front of someone about questions these men think they should have all the answers to. You know, "I'm a man, I know what I want to do with my stuff, my land, my etc." followed by grunting and a lot of beating on their chests. The two-fold nature of this is men don't want to go in, get asked a lot of questions they don't know the answers to and because they don't really know, they may end up agreeing with something that they really don't understand - which might be ultimately wrong for the family farm. In other words, they wouldn't want to walk into a machinery parts store and say "My combine is making this 'pingy or kind of tingy kind of sound from somewhere by the back' – what part do I need to fix it?" Imagine how embarrassed they would be when the counterman looked at them with a "Say what?" expression. No, they want to walk in and say "I opened up the combine, there's a bearing loose on this exact pulley, and I need a new set of bearings to make this combine work right and solve the issues. Give me parts 123AB and I'll take it home and fix it." Men are problem-solvers and don't like going in to anything they don't think they can find a solution to and fix it themselves – with a few exceptions. They may have some issues – which they realize a professional went to school for and interned in – and they may

defer to the doctor, or lawyer or accountant – to give them good advice on how to go about solving their problem – although my own father was commonly known to argue with his doctors. In any case, be gentle with him and try to explain to him that you just need to go in to get some information so that he can make an informed decision about how he wants to handle his estate planning. If that doesn't work, you make an appointment with someone, you put him in the car and say, "We're going." Both methods can be effective based on how you've learned over the years as to the best method. An eighty-year old man, when I commented on how happy he and his wife were told me "If you want a happy life, keep a happy wife." In other words, it seems women have quite a bit of control over what happens, or what needs to happen, and what will happen with men. I think it's essential women take charge of this problem, because, like as not, someday this problem is going to get dropped in your lap and you're going to be hopping mad these things weren't taken care of before he died. So, rather than not getting your estate planning done, perhaps you're the one who has been using him as a reason to procrastinate yourself. You know how to get him to do the things he needs to do – you just got to get determined about it. In my world, I would guess that ninety percent of men arrive in my office because their wife got them there – but in one hundred percent of the cases, the men arrived thinking it was 'their' idea. Food for thought. ________________________________________ Do you have questions about estate planning? Need to know more about how you can "Keep the Family Farm in the Family"? Email questions to Michael Baron at mbaron@btinet.net or call him at 800-373-4078.

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For grain and crop farmers, it is easy to lose money on weight estimates. Unless there is a check weigh at the fields before the crop goes to market or to the storage bin, farmers may have no way to detect if key measurements are off or even if the entire load safely makes it to market or storage.

With the size and volume of farms getting larger, often up to 10,000 acres or more, even small errors in accuracy of weighing product and inputs can make a major impact on the bottom line. Yet many farmers are far from the nearest load scale or rely on grain cart spindle scales or volumetric measurements whose accuracy is often less than desired. As an alternative, more farmers in the U.S. and Canada are turning to axle pad scales, which allow them to quickly check weigh product in the truck right off the fields before it goes to market or the grain bin, which can prevent costly overweight load fines. The axle pad scales also enable farmers to check weigh input costs on receipt to ensure accuracy, as well as benchmark and optimize productivity by verifying the accuracy of farm equipment. “Accurately weighing the load on a triple axle B-Train semi-trailer before it goes to market can prevent an overweight ticket that could pay for the axle pad scale,” says Rod Swystun, owner of a large grain farm, north of Blaine Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Gordon Spencer, who farms 3,500 acres of wheat, barley, peas, lentils, and canola in Saskatchewan, Canada: “I got payback on our Massload axle pad scare in one spring planting season. During harvest, we use the scale almost every day to check that the combine is recording accurate field yield data.”

Volumetric measuring is just ‘guesstimates’ because the actual weight can be misrepresented when there’s chaff and foreign objects in a load.

“I use the Massload scale in my farm yard to verify the weight load of semi-trailers going to market, the accuracy of my field yield monitor, and the capacity of my grain dryer and grain cleaner.”

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“What we do at seeding time dictates our income for the year,” says Gordon Spencer, who farms 3,500 acres of wheat, barley, peas, lentils, and canola in Saskatchewan, Canada. “But the manufacturer’s seed drill output rates were inaccurate so we had to recalibrate everything.” “When fertilizer is $1,000/ton and amounts to a few hundred thousands of dollars during the planting season, you don’t want errors on those rates,” adds Spencer. “Apply too much and it’s wasted, too little and your income will be off on that field. Without our own scale to measure output, we estimated weight because driving to town to use a scale or weighing out pails of grain was too time consuming.” A better option for many farmers in the U.S. and Canada is to use axle pad scales, which allow easy dual-axle and tri-axle weighing of product in the truck before it goes to market or the storage bin, as well as weighing of inputs in the truck on receipt.

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“Once we get seed drills adjusted and set for the product, it’s quite reliable,” says Spencer. “I got payback on our Massload axle pad scale in one spring planting season. During harvest, we use the scale almost every day to check that the combine is recording accurate field yield data.” While axle weighing systems are not legal-for-trade, gathering weight data is quick and easy as the vehicle moves axle by axle over dual weigh pads and a total is given. This not only provides a check weigh to assure that all crop gets to market, and a check weigh against grain cart scales, but also a check weigh against input receipts, which can help benchmark input costs to optimize productivity. Use of axle pad scales at the farm can also help speed product to market or storage by minimizing the time wasted at offfarm weighbridges. “The accuracy of our Massload axle pad scale is improving our cost of production,” says Spencer. “It’s helping us to get the best output with the least input by applying the right amount of seed and fertilizer to maximize our productivity.” But not all axle pad scales are constructed alike. To maximize use without premature troubleshooting or replacement, it is vital that certain components be robustly constructed and made to last for prolonged use and severe weather conditions. The key components in axle pad scales are its load cells, which are located in the weigh pad platform and convert mechanical energy to electrical energy that is measured to determine weight. Unfortunately, in some axle pad scales made offshore, the load cells are sub-par and not individually tested. Often, these axle pad scales contain load cells that do not extend the full width of the weigh pad platform, which makes inaccurate measures more likely depending on truck axle weight placement. One offshorebuilt model contains six small load cells – one in each corner and two in the center, which makes accuracy dependent on axle weight placement and multiplies the probability of one of the load cells failing by six-fold. One innovative manufacturer of axle pad scales, Massload, a Saskatoon, Canada-

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Domestic Violence In Rural Areas A recent report by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV News for January 30, 2013 at: www.nnedv.org ) indicated that in 2012 69% of 56 state and territorial domestic violence coalitions experienced cuts in funding, while 88% of these coalitions experienced increases in requests for services. The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act is mostly responsible for the federal portion of the financial shortfall, but the NNEDV report also cited reductions in state funding and private contributions. The report said the financial cuts place domestic violence victims in jeopardy. Lingering effects of the economic recession may have contributed to both the increase in need for services and the downturn in private contributions to domestic violence intervention programs. Domestic violence in rural areas differs from urban areas. In August 2012, Minnesota Public Radio indicated that domestic assaults are reported about half as frequently in rural areas, but the actual incidence might be higher than in urban locations. The Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition says domestic violence in rural areas is underreported because of fear of repercussions from the perpetrator, and sometimes from the local community if a “family secret” were to become public. They cite as additional reasons: inability to obtain transportation away from the scene of the violence, cell phone transmission problems in remote locations, lack of resources such as safe havens, and lack of knowledge of who to call for help. Still other abused persons remain with their partner because they are financially dependent on that person, their religious beliefs or cultural expectations require submission or they feel an abusive partner is better than none. Farm crisis telephone hotlines/helplines I have worked with report relationship problems as the most common reason farm residents contact the crisis services. During episodes of financial pressure, the volume of callers increases. How is domestic violence defined? Domestic violence involves physical abuse and often a pattern of controlling behaviors that are directed by a spouse or relationship partner against the other person. It could entail withholding access to money, friends or the telephone. Research studies indicate that 60-90% of the time the victims are female. Women are about two thirds more likely to be injured physically or killed than men. Regardless of who initiates the violence, the male partner is much more likely than the female to be charged as the perpetrator and to be removed from

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the home. This is because males are usually physically stronger and more likely to commit harm. In cases where it is dangerous for the victim to remain in the home, the woman and the children usually are protected by judicial restraining orders and offered shelter by domestic violence programs. Partners in a healthy relationship can argue and resolve disagreements, but the dominant partner in an unhealthy relationship may demand compliance with his or her wishes and use intimidation to secure submission. An abused victim submits out of fear of doing anything that triggers the aggressor’s anger. That is why law enforcement officials and anyone dealing with domestic violence must be careful to learn the full story and protect any suspected victim. Perpetrators sometimes disregard restraining orders and surreptitiously stalk their victims. Sometimes one person sets out to humiliate a partner by attacking that person so the individual reacts by doing something that can be claimed is abusive and lose face when the incident becomes public knowledge. Still other couples fight so they can experience the “thrill” of making up. They sometimes stay together even when legal interventions and counseling have been undertaken. The unhealthy relationship usually

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8.5 & 12 yard FORCED-EJECTION SCRAPERS

2-3-4-6 BOX LOW PROFILE SEED TENDERS

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• Healthier Environment • Proven Durability

Tandem Products, Inc. 3444 Dight Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55406 1-800-533-0509 http://www.tandemproducts.com/tenderfoot.htm

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Your Direct Line To Discount Steel Buildings Churches • Ag Facilities • Storage Monthly Specials Contact us today for a quote.

1-866-545-6272 www.mbscdirect.com

In Ohio:

In Massachusetts:

REASOR OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT 463 Industry Dr. Jackson, OH 45640 740-286-2139

DEVON LANE FARM SUPPLY 357 Daniel Shays Hwy. Belchertown, MA 01007 413-323-6336 www.devonlane.com

In New York: CEDAR STREET SALES & RENTALS 111 Cedar St. Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-4899 www.cedarstreetonline.com

TRI COUNTY SUPPLY 12069 Olean Rd. Chaffee, NY 14030 716-496-8859 • 866-496-8859 www.tricountysupply.com TURNPIKE POWER EQUIP 174 West Turnpike Altamont, NY 12009 518-355-8823 www.turnpikepowereq.com

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In Conneccticut:

G & H EQUIPMENT & SALES LLC 314 Old Maple Rd. North Haven, CT 06473 203-239-3376 www.ghequip.com

Fuel Efficient Portable John Deere Diesel Power Units by

Hoover Diesel Service

High quality diesel engines with Tayloria PTO Clutch Reductions mounted on a 2-wheeled cart. Many options available — up to 250 horse power. Save fuel and maintenance costs. Use it to power your Blower, Manure Pump, Hammer Mill, Irrigation Pump, Stationary Mixer or PTO Generator for stand-by!

Call today for more information! 717-354-3322 or 1-888-DIESEL-0 Visit us at www.hooverdiesel.com

NEWTOWN POWER EQUIPMENT 151 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Newtown, CT 06470 203-426-5012 www.newtownpowerequipment.com

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An industry leader in Grain Handling equipment & Dust Control systems. Engineered and manufactured for the small to the large commercial operators.

Walinga Ultra-Veyor U Push Systems are ideal for a tr transferring product ffrom dryer tto storage. Ranging from 500 bu/hr to over 2000 o bu/hr.

Quality Manufacturing Since 1951 Providing innovative solutions to make grain production easier, more efficient and more profitable. Committed to the small up to the large commercial operations. We engineer, manufacture and install a complete quality system for your application.

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Bucket Elevators Distributors U-Trough Screw Conveyors Horizontal Drag Conveyors Incline Drag Conveyors Bin Unloading Drag Conveyors Catwalk and Support Towers Dust Collection Systems (Baghouse Filters, Shakers, Cyclones, Fans)

Fill or Empty Bin, Silos, Flat Storage and Semi's. Capacities from 500 bu/hr to over 7000 bu/hr.

NEW! Walinga Grain-Cleaner Great for removing bees wings & fines after drying product. 1 or 3 phase. Helps prevent hot spots!

Michigan

Zooks Farm Equipment Alto, MI

616-868-6195 bcanfield.zfe@hughes.net

Indiana

Kiesel Enterprises, Inc. Princeton, IN

Call us so we can help you with your grain moving needs!

Your Premier Source for Walinga Agri-Vacs.

812-386-6580 Visit Us At The Keystone Farm Show January 8-10, 2013

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Ohio

Ohio Farm Systems Mansfield, OH

877-362-3022 smcchesnehy@ohiofarmsystems.com

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Contact us:

#5734...

8015 Highway 7 S.E. Clara City, MN 56222

2000 AC. VERMONT DAIRY Dairy operation offered as a turn key operation with 2400 head of premium Farm & Forest Realty, Inc. dairy cattle and a full line of modern farm equipment. 1000 Acre of corn land and balance is mainly hay land with some pasture and woodland. Dairy facility with double 26 parlor with BouMatic equipment. 1184 free stalls with auto alley scrapers. Commodity buildings, bunker silos and hay barn. Young stock & heifer facility. Labor housing. Producing 90,000 lbs. of milk per day.

Manufacturing Co. Inc.

800-354-2106 or 320-847-3674

Great Quality! The Gobbler 36x105 Corn Conveyor

Reclaim your grain piles at high speed! The SWIFT Gobbler features: • Heavy duty auger – high speed chevron belt, fast mounting • Variable speed feed auger – hydraulic raise front fence • Self contained hydraulic system – clod buster, detachable

Competitive Prices!

Great Products! The Corn Cannon Stock pile your grain the fast way! The SWIFT Corn Cannon features: • Heavy duty belt conveyor – 24,000 bushel an hour, drive over • Truck unloading – piles 47 feet high by 220 feet wide

The Swift Corn Conveyor is especially designed to provide the total portability demanded to upload grain at a remote facility. The self-propelled design allows it to pick itself up and move on its own. The Swift Corn Conveyor is designed to move up to 250 bu. a minute while keeping kernel damage to a minimum.

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We can finance too!

Daniel Maclure, Principal Broker

Office 802.334.1200 • Cell 802.793.0844 Email dan@farmandforest.com

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In today's competitive, time-sensitive marketplace, the ability to move, sort, and distribute materials cost efficiently is more than just important ... it's critical. So let Swift Manufacturing help you with all of your conveyor needs!

Pelletized Poultry Fertilizer

Spreads easily with lime spreading equipment. Suitable for organic farming. Superior alternative to chemical fertilizers. Stimulates soil health and improves crop production. Excellent source of slow-releasing nitrogen. Contains 80 lbs. of Nitrogen per ton.

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch, Inc. Brian Geerlings, Fertilizer Sales Manager

Office (616) 642-9421 • Cell (616) 902-2025

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In Pennsylvania:

WATSON'S INC. 7130 E. State St. Hermitage, PA 16148 724-346-6514 • 800-466-6515 www.watsonsinc.com In Vermont:

L F TROTTIER & SONS INC. 401 Dairy Hill Rd. South Royalton, VT 05068 802-763-8082 www.lftrottier.com In New Hampshire:

RN JOHNSON INC. 269 Main St. Walpole, NH 03608 603-756-3321 www.rnjohnsoninc.com In Ohio:

CHANNELL EQUIPMENT 338 W. Dallas Rd. Urbana, OH 43078 937-484-3406 www.channellequipment.com

www.AgriDryLLC.com

A. Link has a Security Blanket of Protection for You.

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Over 80 balanced micronutrients. Foliar applied.

Give the Gi th sun a hand h d by b increasing photosynthesis, producing more sugar and a better yield. Foliar Applied. In New Jersey:

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MAYBERRY SALES & SERVICE INC. 232 Main St. Port Murray, NJ 07865 908-689-3310 www.mayberrys.com

A. Link’s products are used by both conventional and organic growers and are not crop specific... Gardeners to large production.

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WALT'S DIXIE CHOPPER 539 Watsons Mill Rd. Woodstown, NJ 08098 856-769-3962 www.waltsdixiechopper.com

MID-STATE TRUCK EQUIPMENT

4267 E. U.S. Hwy. 40 Greenfield, IN 46140 317-462-2555 800-540-4479 11020 Allisonville Rd. Fishers, IN 46038 317-849-4903 www.mid-statetruck.com

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In Michigan:

PAW PAW RENTAL & SALES 707 W. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw, MI 49079 269-657-7762 www.pawpawrentals.com

CONTRACTORS EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY 1986 Sprinkle Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49048 269-382-3553

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Chris Ramsey, Fleet Consultant Richard Klepfer, Fleet Consultant

3326 South 460 East, Lafayette, IN 47905 765-471-9400 • Cell 765-409-5735 Fax: 765-471-9227 • EBS: 877-528-4737 Email: cramsey@tredroc.com Email: rklepfer@tredroc.com

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For a dealer near you, call:

800-950-4792 320-283-5450

In New York:

COLUMBIA TRACTOR INC. 841 Rt. 9 H, Claverack, NY 12513 518-828-1781 • www.columbiatractor.com

MONROE TRACTOR ADAMS CENTER 17863 Goodnough Street, Adams Center, NY 315-583-5486 • 800-962-4686 Auburn, NY 315-258-0122 • 800-362-4686 Hornell, NY 607-324-2110 Batavia, NY 585-343-9263 • 800-388-4113 Elmira, NY 607-739-8741 Canadaigua, NY 585-394-7260 • 800-388-6119 Binghamton, NY 607-754-6570 www.monroetractor.com

Fax: 320-283-5246

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AMMBUSHER SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS

Do more work. Have more fun. It’s easy to do both with our Massey Ferguson® equipment.

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When it comes to getting the job done quickly and efficiently, you just can’t beat our full line of Massey Ferguson compact and utility equipment. From rugged and reliable tractors to our agile zero-turn mowers, pull-type mowers, hay balers and seeding/tillage equipment, we have everything you need to tackle the toughest chores with ease. See your Massey Ferguson dealer today for more information on this exceptional line of compact and utility equipment, flexible financing and quality parts or visit www.masseyferguson.com.

- Cutting Width: 66” - Overall Length: 81” - Weight: 2000 Lbs. - Blades: 4-12” Dual Sided Rotary Axe Blades - Motor: Direct Drive Gear Motor, Bi-Directional - Cutting Capacity: Cuts Up to 6” in Dia. - Hydraulic Hoses Included ed

ROTARY CUTTER FEATURES: 2 cutting widths Bi-directional motor Cuts up to 3 inches in diameter Housing “A-36” plate steel Round stump jumper Lift limit chain Front chain curtain

LOBO POST PULLER THE LOBO WAY Pulling a post in concrete with the Lobo is an easy 1-2-3 one-person job! CALL FOR A DEALER NEAR YOU:

In Michigan:

DIUBLE EQUIPMENT INC. 4365 S. Parker Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-994-1313 www.diubleequipment.com In Indiana:

ROUDEBUSH MASSEY FERGUSON EQUIP. 2911 State Road 32 E. Westfield, IN 46074 317-896-2753 www.roudebushequipment.com In Pennsylvania:

WATSON'S INC. 7130 E. State St. Hermitage, PA 16148 724-346-6514 • 800-466-6515 www.watsonsinc.com In Maryland:

J. DAVID MULLINIX & SONS INC. 14420 Howard Rd. Dayton, MD 21036 410-489-4363 www.mullinixandsons.com In Delaware:

BEST EQUIPMENT INC. 32258 Janice Rd. Lewes, DE 19958 302-645-6520

800-432-5955

www.ammbusher.com

BUILT in the

USA

MASSEY FERGUSON is a worldwide brand of AGCO. © 2010 AGCO Corporation, 4205 River Green Parkway, Duluth, GA 30096 (877) 525-4384

In West Virginia:

The Smartest Buy on the Road! Fertilizer Application Products

HERITAGE FEATHERLITE 38378 Midland Trail E. White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 304-536-2000 • 800-518-7743 www.heritagefeatherlite.com

Love that Featherlite!

In Virginia:

Anhydrous (NH3) Toolbars, Row Unit Accessories, Dry Fertilizer Spreaders, Liquid Nitrogen Applicators, Running Gears for Anhydrous Nurse Tanks, and Agricultural Trailers.

ANHYDROUS AMMONIA TOOLBARS

DRY FERTILIZER SPREADERS

HUFFMAN TRAILER SALES

– Model 8413

– Model 8125

– Model 8117

Gooseneck combo trailer has Featherlite’s solid structural integrity, top features and many options at a price you'll love! Perfect for livestock and horse owners as well as hobby farmers, this versatile trailer comes in 16', 20', 24' and 28' lengths.

Featherlite’s Model 8125 is patterned after the very popular gooseneck 8127. It can be hauled by a wider selection of vehicles including some campers and SUVs.

Featherlite’s new Model 8117 stock trailer is designed with the style, features and price point that farmers and ranchers desire. It features a heavy-duty center gate with slam latch, full swing rear gate with lockable slider and curbside unload door for your convenient loading. With its premium, corrosion-resistant aluminum construction, new Model 8117 is a great option for your livestock hauling.

4124 N. Valley Pike Harrisonburg, VA 22802 540-434-3530 • 800-825-2545 www.huffmantrailers.com In Pennsylvania:

BRECHBILL TRAILER SALES LLC 1061 Lincoln Way West Chambersburg, PA 17202 888-943-3017 www.brechbilltrailers.com In Connecticut:

CONNECTICUT TRAILERS INC.

8500 SERIES SPRAYER

7 Bolton Center Rd. Bolton, CT 06043 860-649-7223 • 877-690-0976 Email: sales@cttrailers.com www.cttrailers.com

DUAL APPLICATOR

THE TRAILER DEPOT 1037 Middletown Ave. Northford, CT 06472 203-234-7788 • 800-860-3579 www.thetrailerdepot.com LIQUID NITROGEN SIDE-DRESS APPLICATORS

TRAILERS FOR LIQUID TANKS

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In New York:

B&G TRAILER SALES

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In Indiana:

In Pennsylvania/Virginia:

In New York:

EDWARDS SPRAY EQUIPMENT

BINKLEY & HURST

HUDSON RIVER TRACTOR

344 2nd St., Plainville, IN 47568 812-687-7570 www.edwardsspray.com

700 E. Linden Street Richland, PA 17087 717-866-7518 • 888-414-7518 Lititz, PA 717-626-4705 • 800-414-4705 Dayton, VA 540-879-2350 • 800-735-3584 www.binkleyhurst.com

877-556-4384 Fultonville, NY Goshen, NY Schaghticoke, NY Chatham, NY www.hudsonrivertractorcompany.com

TROXEL EQUIPMENT CO. 5068 E 100 N., Bluffton, IN 46714 260-565-3659 • 800-876-9351 4777 W. 500 N., Huntington, IN 46750 888-876-9352 983 N. State Rd. 13, Wabash, IN 46992 888-876-9353 www.troxelequipment.com

POLE BUILDINGS

In New York:

RANDALL IMPLEMENTS CO INC. 2991 State Hwy. 5 S. Fultonville, NY 12072 518-853-4500 www.randallimpls.com In Pennsylvania:

B EQUIP INC. 30' x 40' x 12' 1-16' x 11' sliding door 1-3' 0" x 6' 8" walk door Trusses 4' O.C. $10,500 ERECTED PRICE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 40' x 64' x 14' 1-20' x 14' sliding door 1-3' 0" x 6' 8" walk door Trusses 4' O.C. $16,400 ERECTED PRICE

8422 Wayne Hwy. Waynesboro, PA 17268 717-762-3193 www.bequip.net

48' x 80' x 14' 1-20' x 12' 8" sliding door 1-24' x 14' sliding door 1-3' 0" x 6' 8" walk door Trusses 4' O.C. $24,400 ERECTED PRICE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 60' x 120' x 14' 1-20' x 12' 6" sliding door 1-24' x 14' sliding door 1-3' 0" x 6' 8" walk door Trusses 4' O.C. $37,500 ERECTED PRICE

HETRICK FARM SUPPLIES INC. 772 Olean Trail New Bethlehem, PA 16242 814-275-3507

We will custom build any size. www.freewebs.com/arnoldlumber Call for all your building needs.

MM WEAVER & SONS 169 N. Groffdale Rd. Leola, PA 17540 717-656-2321

ARNOLD LUMBER CO. Decatur, Indiana

800-903-4206

RUTLEDGE REPAIRS 674 Callicoon Rd. Damascus, PA 18415 570-224-4319

Serving Ohio, Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Southern Michigan

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Eagle Ditcher 8’ Portable Tub w/New 18’ Alley

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which is a chore I break up into about 4 days (#3 on my list). Next, I dig up the flower beds to make spaces for the annuals, and check to see how many of the perennials I have left (item #4 on the list). I’ve had some plants for 50 years that came from family and friends, and I am hoping that the drought of last year and the influx of deer and wild turkeys didn’t take all of them. I’m not sure how many survived.

Another Tool in the Fine Art of Money Management By Paula Vogelgesang Email: Pennywise at pennywise@gwtc.net.

Spring Is Coming! Barefoot days are coming fast, and the child in me is looking forward to shedding my shoes and walking barefoot in the new grass in my front yard. I look for the signs of the tulips coming through in the small garden beside the wood shop, and the strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus peeking out of their winter covers in the big garden. I also have some daffodils planted in the front yard and am hopeful that the deer didn’t destroy all of them. But, before I can do that, I have a laundry list of stuff that has to be done first, so I need to spring into action (no pun intended). There are things that need to be done before I can 'play'.

This works pretty well on nice warm days, which can be in short supply at times, so I use the heat from the wood stove in the workshop to heat the greenhouse and keep the young plants warm. A cheap box fan moves the air from the workshop to the greenhouse via an open window. Aside from the daily watering, things go pretty easily until planting time.

The number one item on my list my favorite springtime activity of all: Starting the plants in the greenhouse. I put heat mats under the seed starter trays; it only takes a few days for the seedlings to come up. The real work begins with transplanting the seedlings once they get their first true leaves. I use a sharp pencil to loosen each of the tiny seedlings from its nest in the starter tray. Then I nestle each one into fresh potting soil in the little cells they will grow in. I then give them a good drink of water and set in the full sunlight of the greenhouse.

Once I get the plants well started, and if the snow is gone and the ground is thawed, I get the garden tilled (#2 on the list), and maybe get some early radishes and lettuce started. I can’t set out any plants until the very end of May because we normally will have frosts until then. (Sometimes, even into June.)

Next on my list is chore #5: The dreaded Spring Cleaning! I’d much rather be outside, but the inside needs a makeover too. Cleaning cupboards and drawers of excessive stuff, which will go into a ‘donate’ box. I also wash all the winter quilts and bedding and then hang them outside to dry in the fresh air and sunshine before storing them away for the summer. (There is nothing better than sun-dried bedding!) Last spring, I started repainting my basement walls and hope to finish the job this spring. I will also rearrange the storage tubs on the shelves, and this time, I WILL label them so I don’t have to spend half a day looking for something I know is stored away! With all the ‘fuss and feathers’ that come along with spring and the workload of calving, planting, fencing, etc., we really do need to slow down at times and enjoy our world. Walking is my way of slowing down to see what nature has to share with me each and every day. A bluebird making a nest high in the top of the old elm tree, a new batch of kittens peeking out from underneath the blooming current bushes, new baby calves playing a game of tag around their mamas. A magnificent Bald Eagle soaring overhead the pine trees to the south of me along the edge of the Badlands, such are the joys of springtime in the country. If you have children, grandchildren or even a stray neighbor kid or two, take the time to share your world with them. It’s priceless to see the world through the eyes of a child and doesn’t cost anything but a little time. –Till next time, Paula _______________________________

But, I can get the yard raked,

If you have tips or ideas to share, send them to Pennywise, Box 518, Kadoka, SD 57543 or better yet, email Pennywise at pennywise@gwtc.net. Please be sure to mention the "Farm And Livestock Directory" when you respond.

'Mother-Up' Tips for Calving Season, How To Freeze Celery, Make Your Own Wasp Killer and More! I recently returned from the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, South Dakota, where I visited with many ranchers and farmers over the nine days. I was asked to repeat the following 'MOTHER-UP' concoctions from last year by a cattle man preparing for calving season.

Shared by a rancher last year: “An inexpensive 'MOTHER-UP' for cattle is plain old VAPORUB; Vicks is one of the brand names, but I’ve used the cheap generic brands and those seems to work just as well. They both work due to the menthol in the rub. I rub some on the back of the calf, around it’s ears and around the tail. Then, I stuff as much as I can up the cow’s nose (this part is done in the head catch). I put them in a dark pen back in the corner of the barn, and have had over 20 cows take calves that wouldn’t have any other way.” Another one was suggested a couple of years ago and folks said it works well and isn’t as hard to get on the cow (which could be important if she’s ‘on the fight’). The cowboy who told me this one said: “I go to yard sales or thrift stores and buy up partly used bottles of ladies perfume. I then mix a couple of the scents and smear them on the cow’s nose and on the calf. If you use a different mixture for each pair, the cows don’t get confused. It does work!" (I would think that either one of these would work just as well for baby lambs, goats, or even colts.)

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BUM CALF FEEDING SOLUTION We also had a suggestion about feeding a calf on the bottle when it didn’t want to cooperate. The lady said to just put some molasses on the nipple with your fingers and then put a little bit of the sweet stuff right in the calf’s mouth and they will go right to sucking. (I also am personally in favor of used playpens for keeping said critters confined when they are in the house. A pad of old newspapers works pretty well to soak up any 'backside' output from the critters.)

FREEZING CELERY AND PARSLEY (This was a new one for me!) I’ve just discovered that one can freeze celery–the same as you do parsley–which I’ve done for years. Simply cut the celery into small pieces and put it in an old ice cube tray, cover with water and then let it freeze solid. Then, take the cubes out and store them in a plastic freezer bag. You can add the celery to any soup or stew simply by adding the frozen cubes. I’ve also added it around the roast beef when I added the carrots, onions and potatoes. You can also freeze that half jar of pimentos that didn’t get used up. Simply freeze them in the jar they came in, because there is enough air space that the lid isn’t going to buckle. My expensive peppers are ready for the next use this way. –submitted by AS, AZ

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IRONING SPRAY Mix together one cup of water, 10 drops of essential oil and one ounce of vodka to use as a spray when you iron clothes. –submitted by VM, SD (I asked about the combination and she said that the vodka kills any musty/stale smell on clothing.)

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“Food for Thought”

The Positive Outlook    By Steve Huneke

Essays From My Farmhouse Kitchen By Renae B. Vander Schaff

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Does God's 'Upper Story' Ever Change? I like to look back in time, especially to the Biblical times and compare the lessons God was trying to teach the Children of Israel to those of our 'modern' times of today. Names and faces have changed throughout time, as have the things we've built have changed. Modern technology has enabled us to make things we could not have envisioned 100 years ago, and we probably can't begin to imagine the changes we will see in the next 100 years. But does God’s Upper Story change? What I mean by God’s Upper Story is: What were His intentions from the start of creation, and how did sin change that, and what did HE do to rectify it? And how can we reap the benefits of everything God has done for us already? God actually brought His Upper Story to us in a Lower Story that we can live in every day of our lives, and it can be a happy one knowing the plan God set out for us. Matthew 11:28-30… Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. That is the all-powerful God who took on the Egyptian Gods just before the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt. Our God was so powerful that He even convinced many Egyptians to go with the Children of Israel during the Exodus. This was after the last of the ten

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plagues, which was the killing of the firstborn and the Passover. What was the meaning of the first Passover and what did it point to?

Thawing before the heater During a cold spell this winter The farmer innocently asked What is that envelope on my desk?

But since there must be good rationale Or Secretary of Agriculture TomVilsack Would not remind us so often That February 4 soon cometh...

For the Israelites to be saved from killing the firstborn in their families, they had to find a lamb without blemish – and then butcher and eat it, and spread the blood from it on their doorposts. Hence, the blood of the Passover lamb would protect believers from the judgment of God. And it still does today! Who is the lamb today? It is Jesus Christ, who came to us 2000 years ago to take away the full penalty and punishment for our sins.

"Nothing important," was the answer "You can look at it later." The cold weather stayed That envelope still laid

Sharpen that pencil! I wish you well.

Because of Jesus Christ, God has rectified the punishment we have to take for our sins spiritually. Not physically, which is still death here on earth, but God has prepared a place in Heaven for believers to live eternally. It is for those who believe in God’s Upper Story, and live it in the Lower Story every day of their lives. Life in the Lower Story can be happy when you know where you are going someday. God has given us all the information we need to know in order to have success. I John 5:13... These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. Steve Huneke

Unnoticed, innocuous, harmless Until the postcard appearance Threatening dire consequences If we did not return the census Census, already? No Way! How has five years gone by? Look at all those pages To do this will take us ages! Never fear, question one is easy There is no reason to feel queasy I soon realized the farmer Could do this best alone, undisturbed Papers strewn everywhere Looking for that perfect figure After hours of groaning The farmer did take his coat Hey, you can't leave now! Oh yes, something must be done The chicken and turkey amount We must indeed count But they are just pets It doesn't matter one bit Fill in the little circles Shading so perfect a swirl Way back we were in training With the Iowa Basic Skill testing Back then we wondered its purpose As we do now with the census Which is more snoopy than a farmer Interrogating a daughter's prospective suitor If it's is to determine who gets The grants and subsidy monies Then let us all do without There would be complaints, no doubt! Grant writers, special interest lobbyists Would join the unemployment list But as America's self-reliance revived Jobs aplenty will make us productive Taxpayers would smile just a mite At the lessoning tax bite

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February 4 has come and gone But do not look so forlorn That Dodge commercial Has reminded us all That God created the farmer To be the earth's caretaker After the morning prayer He does his work with care Producing food, fiber and fuel So that the world's tables are full Of just simply good nourishing food That is life sustaining, man's daily bread Dairy, meat, vegetables, fruit, grains In drought or with timely rain Ours is a sacred trust To protect our land is a must The land brings forth its fruit Cared for well it will not disappoint Those who come behind us Farming the land that is cherished Ours is also the challenge to truly be The men and women Paul Harvey Described so well in his talk 'Tis a worthy way for us to walk The farmer does his best Knowing God will do the rest Labor, time and money he invests Hoping for a bountiful harvest Daily he tends to the farm animals Entrusted to his husbandry skills He researches, tinkers with ideas That will help mankind live in ease Perhaps his day was one of tribulation Or a he wears a broad smile of jubilation It doesn't matter For he too shall utter This grateful prayer – Thank God, for the farmer! ———————————————————— Renae B. Vander Schaaf, freelance writer, lives on a real working farm in northwest Iowa. To Contact Renae B. Vander Schaaf, please email her at agripen@live.com.

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How To Reduce Emotional, Inherited, or Gift Clutter Barbara Tako — Motivational Speaker and Author

Have you ever inherited or been gifted with stuff you can’t use? Have you hung onto items because of emotional attachments? If you feel like you are “stuffocating” (suffocating from all of your stuff—a new word mentioned at my local simple living group meeting), what can you do? How do you decide what to do with Grandma and Grandpa’s or Mom and Dad’s stuff, or all those well-intentioned gifts, hand-me-downs, items you are hanging onto for someone else, or things you keep because of a memory or feeling that they invoke? Try these fresh approaches to help deal with this clutter.

Memories First, keep in mind that you keep the memory of a person alive in your heart, not in the boxes of their stuff that are sitting in your basement or attic. One way to reduce this kind of clutter is to keep a couple representative pieces rather than whole collections. One or two extra special mementos can remind you of someone and be more meaningful than excess boxes of their old things. It also might be more space saving to take photos and journal rather than to keep all of the actual items.

Tell Don’t store memories, but do keep the stories alive. Don’t keep historical items in boxes in the basement or attic where they can get wrecked. Display them! Frame Grandma’s hand crocheted doily or collector plate and hang it in a place of honor in your home. It is very important to write the person’s name and story down on the backside of the frame to help keep it alive. When someone notices the item, tell your children, guests, and anyone else who will listen about the person’s life.

What am I saying here? Parents, you are not responsible for indefinitely storing stuff for your grown children. It isn’t fair or respectful to you. Further more, do not “gift” stuff to your grown children with strings attached. It isn’t really a gift when you are basically asking for free storage under the loving guise of “keeping it in the family!”

Give Respectfully What about our own giving? Many have heard the biblical quote, “It is better to give than to receive.” Perhaps we heard it as children when our parents tried to instill a generous spirit in us and teach us to share. In that context, it seemed better to give than to receive for moral and ethical reasons rather than for personal reasons. We can give generously to get rid of clutter. It allows us to get rid of extra physical stuff, as well as the emotional, and spiritual baggage that clings to our possessions. We get a feeling of satisfaction for sharing our excess with others. At the same time, we free ourselves from the weight of our clutter. Give respectfully, however, by giving to those who can truly use the items they receive. Do not dump on a fellow clutter bug because you know they too have a weakness for stuff. It isn’t kind, and you aren’t doing them any favors. If you are passing items down in your family, remember to pass down the stories too. Write down why these items have monetary or sentimental value. If you don’t, the treasures may get tossed with the trash. Also, it is kinder to specify who gets what today to prevent painful arguments after you are gone.

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Don’t Keep Misery Remember that people give each other things as acts of kindness. No one intends to add to someone else’s clutter misery. Appreciate the intent of gifts and inherited items but feel free to sell, donate, or re-gift items to others who might have more appreciation for them. If you hang onto old boyfriend letters or items that make you feel bad, for sure, let them go! Items can be given away on freecycle.org, or sold in the newspaper, on the Internet at craigslist.org or ebay.com, or taken by local estate sale or auction companies who will buy stuff outright or accept things on consignment. Check the yellow pages, and feel free to get more than one opinion on values. Look for similar items on eBay to see what prices people are getting for items similar to yours.

Other People’s Clutter Clutter boundaries: Don’t let anyone else’s clutter drag you down. If people try to get you to store their stuff, it is fine to be generous with your space on a short-term basis. Establish a specific deadline for them to retrieve the item. Remind them once. And, finally, feel free to dispose of this A 20

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Getting rid of clutter is not about getting rid of everything. The general rules are to keep what is beautiful, useful, and sentimental. Or, as you weed out, simply look at something and go with your gut response to it before your well-intentioned rationalizations kick in—you know, “It was a gift,” or “It was Grandma’s,” or “I paid good money for it…” If your gut just doesn’t like it, get rid of it! Life brings us enough stress without hanging onto items that increase stress. Period.

Barbara Tako is a clutter clearing motivational speaker and author of "Clutter Clearing Choices: Clear Clutter, Organize Your Home, & Reclaim Your Life" (O Books, 2010), a seasonally organized book of clutter clearing tips that readers can pick and choose from to fit their personal style and needs. Sign up for her free monthly clutter clearing tips newsletter at www.clutterclearingchoices.com.

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“PROFITS GROW WITH KNIGHTRO” –Ken E. Knight Knightro Sessions | Mending Fences and Tending Senses

Is There Really A Shortage Of Jobs? Or Just A Shortage Of People Willing To Work? If jobs are the ultimate social justice it is hard to understand why government doesn't hand out jobs rather than handing out checks for not working. It is hard to find compassion for the jobless when the agricultural sector doesn't even get a response to their plea for workers. A farmer in North Dakota, for example, ran several newspaper ads seeking farm hands — paying $35.00/hr. Though the non-response to the farmers ad was disappointing, it points out an even bigger problem. What is the government doing to insure job placement rather than insuring unemployment checks? We've just completed the second term presidential election, and jobs continue to be the nation's major bone of contention. It would seem that agriculture (encompassing both production and food manufacturing), is the driving force behind job creation, and should receive more government attention than that of doweling out subsidy checks for not producing. Instead of focusing on putting people back to work, there seems to be more interest in welfare and food-stamps. How can such a misguided government solve the jobless situation, when it can't resolve the fundamental cause and effect of joblessness? With their flawed thinking they continue to contend that by making the rich richer they will create more jobs. Though there is a shred of truth in this fairy tale, it is you and I, the customer that creates jobs! The customer is more powerful than all the entrepreneurs and investors combined. You can start and build all the companies you want, but if they aren't surrounded by a healthy economic ecosystem, there is no chance of success. The ecosystem is a customer driven phenomenon that is often overlooked by both the government and the wealthy. Each and every one of us creates jobs, one purchase at a time. If all the wealth is in the hands of a few, it actually slows down job growth. So don't buy this argument that only the entrepreneurs and investors can solve our nation's huge unemployment problem. In fact, many investors have done more harm than good. Speculators, for example, take positions in the futures market that amplify price trends to the point of being extremely damaging. They often take financial positions that have absolutely no link to the actual commodity itself. When more than 85% of the contracts on the commodities futures market is held by purely financial players, you can imagine how volatile the affect is on agricultural employment swings. This example shows to what extent our country

has lost its sense of value, sense of reality, and sense of capitalism to serve the development of consistent employment. It has contributed to both food and job insecurity across the entire country. If jobs in agriculture are to be created, it must be customer driven and stability priced in accordance to supply and demand. It kind of goes like this—the company's customers buy the company's products, which in turn, creates the need for the employers to produce, sell, and service those products. If those customers are under paid or go broke, the demand for the company's products will collapse. And the jobs will disappear, regardless of what the wealthy entrepreneurs did to create the company in the first place. Now, of course, entrepreneurs are an important part of the company creation process — so are investors, who risk capital in the hope of earning returns. But ultimately whether a new company continues growing and creates selfsustaining jobs is a function of a customers' ability and willingness to pay for the company's products — not the entrepreneur or the investor capital. Suggesting that rich entrepreneurs and investors create the jobs is like suggesting that unanswered employment ads contribute to unemployment. The farmer in North Dakota did all that he could to create a job, but it's like saying that a seed creates a kernel of wheat. The seed does not create the wheat. The seed starts the wheat plant. But what creates the wheat is the combination of the DNA in the seed and the soil, sunshine, water, atmosphere, nutrients, and other factors that nurture it. Plant the seed in an inhospitable environment, and it won't create anything — it will die. So, then, if what creates the jobs in our economy is customers, who are the customers? What can government policy do to make sure these customers have more money to spend to create demand and, thus jobs? The customers of most companies (especially agriculture) are ultimately the gigantic middle class. These hundreds of millions of Americans represent the bulk of this country's buying power. If the wealth of the world were redistributed to the hands of many instead of being in the palm of a few, there would be no end to job creation. It's time to let go of the notion that rich people create jobs, or to think that there aren't jobs available. It's common, ordinary people like you and I that create and fill jobs. And, according to my sources, there is no shortage of jobs, just a shortage of people willing to work.

YOUR VOICE IN THE MARKETING PLACE OF YOUR CHOICE Ken E. Knight is the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in this publication on a regular basis. Mr. Knight is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a major BS Degree in Meat and Animal Science and a minor in Communications. In addition to being a professional auctioneer, public speaker and livestock judge, he brings many years of corporate level meat and livestock market management and expertise to the industry for which he now serves as an independent voice of shared knowledge and experience. For more in-depth information regarding the topics that have been touched upon in this report, Knightro conducts livestock marketing seminars on a regular basis. To schedule a seminar, auction, judging, or speaking engagement, please contact Ken Knight, Knightro, 136 Hillridge Ct., Prescott, WI 54021, phone 715-262-8480, fax 715-2628480, e-mail knighto1@comcast.net; or contact the Farm & Livestock Directory, P.O. Box 998, Fort Dodge, IA 50501; email heidi@fivestarpublishing.com.

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Even The Incumbents Were Looking For Another Job As job's continue to be the subject of interest in this past election year — dominating the news, the economy, and especially the lives of those directly affected — I thought it only appropriate to share my job story.

and that of being fiscally responsible to the challenges of greener pastures — a story line that goes something like this:

Like many of you, unless you were the heir apparent to a second or third generation farm or ranching enterprise, a job was perhaps high on your priority list — not only to put food on the table, but to satisfy those intrinsic values of life that become hard to define. Stuff like family, friends, and location always enter into the equation. For me, the biggest obstacle was that of leaving North Dakota. I just never seemed to get over being homesick.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Teaching Meat & Animal Science Labs assisted with coaching the meat and livestock judging teams.

After leaving home, a grain and livestock operation in western North Dakota, I went on to North Dakota State University, where I worked my way through college doing various jobs. But the best job of all was working for the Meat and Animal Science Dept. I did this part time, until graduating with a degree in meat and animal science, and then went on to South Dakota State University where I worked full time as an instructor of meat and animal science while taking graduate study courses. With abounding job opportunities, I was always torn between following my heart

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beyond that which I was doing — becoming the story line of my life. May this insightful glimpse of my career (jobs) give meaning and purpose to every story line I've shared over the years.

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Pain in the rear? Be alert for signs of sciatica That shooting pain in your lower back or leg could be a bee sting or a splinter, but if it lasts for a prolonged period, it might be sciatica—an irritation of one of the sciatic nerves that originate in the lower part of the back and run through the buttocks down into the legs. The sciatic nerves are the longest, widest nerves in the human body. The pain can vary in intensity, from mild discomfort to sharp burning sensations similar to an electric shock. Generally limited to just one side of the lower body, the pain can be aggravated by coughing, sneezing, or lengthy periods of sitting. In most cases it’s not dangerous—just annoying—but you should see a doctor promptly if you experience severe pain, weakness, or numbness in the area, if you’re having difficult controlling your bladder or bowels, or if the pain is the result of a traumatic injury. Sciatica will usually fade in a matter of weeks or months, although surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve is an option if

Two brothers: Who should get more responsibility? Two sons worked for their father on the family’s farm. One son got tired of seeing his brother always being given more responsibility and authority. When he complained to his father, the old man said, “I’ll explain it to you, but first I want you to go over to Carson’s farm on the other side of town and ask whether they have any cows for sale.”

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The son came back soon with the answer: “Yes, they have five they can sell us.” “How much are they?” The son didn’t know, so he went back to the other farm to ask. “They’re $20 each,” he reported. “Find out if they can deliver them.” Again the boy went to Carson’s farm and returned with an answer: “They can bring them over next week.” The father thought about this. Then he called his other son in from the field. “Go over to Miller’s farm and ask whether they have any cows for sale.” The second son returned promptly. “Yeah, they’ve got five cows that they’ll sell for twenty bucks apiece, and they said they’ll send them next week unless I tell them different.”

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BALER BELTS – all balers. Genuine JD. Made in USA. Free shipping on sets. Call 1-800-223-1312. www.balerbeltsandhaybeds.com 04/13

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TEXAS FARMS & RANCHES FOR SALE Call Joe Priest, Licensed Texas & Oklahoma Broker • NEW 735 Ac., LaMar Co., Paris, TX. Big 2-story ranch home, lake, miles of frontage road, minerals, excellent cattle pasture. Price reduced, $2,750,000. • 274 Ac., 4 small lakes, perfect hunting, cattle, nice barn apartment, city water, good quality trees, secluded but only 30 miles from downtown Dallas, price reduced, $3,500 per acre. • 146 Ac., NE TX, ranch, game woods and meadows. 3/2/ homes, 2 nice barns, lake. $390,000. • 145 Ac., Limestone Co. Hunting and cattle, $1,750 per acre. • 132 Ac., Dallas Co., TX, a steal at $175,000. • 132 Ac. with shop in Dallas, Co., $175,000. • 70 Ac., Kaufman Co., TX, cattle, homesite, $2,500 per acre. • 38 Ac., beautiful home site, great school, rural, near Dallas, $5,000 per acre. • 26 Ac. FM road, frontage, 45 miles east of Dallas. $3,000 per acre. • 23.5 Ac., 40 miles from Dallas, 5 bedroom, 3.5 baths, nice 3,000 sq. ft. shop, game. $330,000 • 10 Ac., quality woods, 4,000 sq. ft., 6 bedroom 3.5 baths, porch on all four sides, 2-car shop, $185,000 Owner finance.

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•Richard Nixon was the first U.S. president to release his tax returns. •The box allowing you to contribute $3 to the Presidential Campaign Fund first appeared on U.S. tax forms in 1973 (when the suggested contribution was $1). •The first tax return filed electronically was sent in 1986.

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PRIORITY PAGES A Link Inc....................................B12 AB Martin Roofing ......................B11 Agri Dry LLC ...............................B12 Air-Vac Systems Inc ................... IFC Americas Seed & Belting .............B3 Ammbusher ................................B14 Arnold Lumber Co. .....................B16 Bass Equipment .........................B20 Beilers Engine ............................B17 Best Livestocck Equipment ........B19 Big Tractor Parts ........................B20 Branson Tractor Co. .....................B4 Calmer Cornheads .....................B11 CASE MAGNUM ........................B13 Central Equipment......................B17 CLAAS BALER ..........................B16 Cox Mfg. Dba Dalton Ag Products ...........................B14 Cross Mfg ................................... IFC D&K Trailers Mfg ........................B17 DC Welding ................................B18 Diesel Conversion Specialists ....B13 DIXIE CHOPPER .......................B12 Emerson Manufacturing .............B20 Emm Sales & Service Inc.............B9 Erickson Mfg. Co. Inc. ................B18 Farm & Forest Realty .................B10 FarmTek .....................................B13 FEATHERLITE ...........................B14 Four Star Services Inc................B20 Fre-Flo Water Sys ......................B18 Frey Mfg .....................................B19 Gabel Belting ..............................B20 Genetic Seed & Belting ................B5 Greenwell Mfg. ........................... IFC Gro Mor Plant Food....................B18 H&S Mfg .......................................B9 Hagedorn ..................................... BC HARDI NAVIGATOR .................B16 HAYBUSTER .............................B19 Herbruck Poultry Ranch .............B10 Hog Slat Inc ................................B19 Holmes Lumber ..........................B10 Honeyville Metal ...........................B9 Hoover Diesel Service LLC ..........B8 Horst .............................................B3 Horst/Tubeline ............................. FC Inland Tarp & Liner..................... IBC Insta Gro.......................................B2 JD Skiles ......................................B6 John BM Manufacturing .............B11 Karam Mfg ..................................B20 Knutson Irrigation .......................B17 KRONE BALER .........................B12 Leons Manufacturing ....................B1 Lindquist Inc ...............................B20 Livestock Steel/All Rail ...............B20 Lowry Mfg Co .............................B13 Martin Baggers ...........................B19 MASSEY CUE............................B14 MBSC Direct.................................B8 Midwest Equipment & Supply ......B7 Mitchel Enterprises .....................B19 Moto Star .................................... IFC Moyer’s Chicks Inc .....................B20 Nuera Transport .........................B15

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Pacer Pumps ................................B9 Performance Medical .................B20 Phase-A-Matic ............................B11 Pomps Tire .................................B16 R&J Ag .......................................B17 Radiator Supply House Inc ........B17 Rocky Meadow Farm .................B19 Scale Tec ...................................B15 Scott Manufacturers ...................B18 SI Distributing .............................B18 Solar Feeders ...............................B2 Stoney Creek..............................B20 Strobel Manufacturing ..................B5 Swift Manufacturing ....................B10 Tandem Products Inc ...................B6 TJ Tools......................................B20 Tredroc Tire ................................B13 Tridekon........................................B7 Tubeline ........................................B6 Universal Industries Inc ................B4 VP Buildings ...............................B15 Walinga Inc................................. IBC Wire Fence Stapler.....................B19 YANMAR ......................................B8 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

GENERAL Anderson Tractor Supply Inc......A17 BROCK ......................................A15 Buzzard Gulch Inc ......................A13 CLAAS JAGUAR .......................A12 Cloveridge Converting LLC ........A25 Davon Sales Inc .........................A13 DJM Equipment Inc ....................A23 DMC ...........................................A16 Don Hardy Fuel Efficient Engines A2 En-hanced Products ...................A20 FC Mason Company ..................A13 Fehr Cab Interiors ......................A12 FERRIS ......................................A12 GEHL..........................................A11 GREAT PLAINS TILLAGE ........A25 GSI .............................................A21 HARDI ESTATE SPRAYER ......A23 Hey Machinery Co Inc ................A17 Heynes Painting & Sandblasting A25 Joe Mescan Windmill .................A11 Joe Priest Real Estate................A26 KAWASAKI ATV .......................A24 KAWASAKI MULE ....................A17 KIOTI TRACTORS .....................A21 KIOTI UTV ..................................A23 KRONE DISC MOWER..............A20 KUBOTA ....................................A26 MAHINDRA ................................A24 Medi-Dart ....................................A23 Michaels Stabling Co..................A24 Myers Poultry Farm ....................A25 Natural Insecto Products ............A12 NEW HOLLAND BALER ...........A17 NEW HOLLAND BOOMER .......A25 Northside Trailer Sales ..............A12 OB&E Rubber Co. ......................A16 Ron’s Mfg ...................................A12 Schweiss Doors..........................A11 Starwood Rafters..........................A2 TMS Stoller Tractor ....................A17 TYM ............................................A12 USA Gypsum..............................A21 YAMAHA ATV ...........................A21 YAMAHA RHINO .......................A15 Zetts Fish Farm & Hatcheries ....A17

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ClearSpan™ Super Moo-Tel™ ClearSpan™ Super Moo-Tel™ buildings from FarmTek® provide great shelters for a variety of animals. Besides offering a safe and comfortable home for your cows, goats and more, these structures are also ideal for storing feed, tractors and other equipment. Economical and easy to install, Super Moo-Tel buildings promote faster weight gain, while providing a nourishing environment for your livestock. Cleaning and feeding times will also be reduced when working in a Super Moo-Tel structure. With the abundant natural light these buildings provide, the need for artificial daytime lighting will be reduced, decreasing energy consumption and costs, and making the transition from outdoors to indoors easier on the animals. These structures provide a welcoming environment not only for livestock, but for workers. The spaciousness and good ventilation these buildings create provide a comfortable working environment that makes daily chores easier and more pleasant.

system designed specifically with the professional fencer, farmer, and rancher in mind. This new stapling system developed by Paslode New Zealand will save time and money. Simply load a rack of 2 inch or 1 3/4 inch galvanized barbed staples into the Stockade 400 and begin single or multiwire fence construction. With a groundbreaking pneumatic (125 psi) fencing tool and hot dipped galvanized barbed fence staples designed to perform in all weather conditions Paslode has just made a tough job a whole lot easier!

suspensions, engines, driveshafts, heavy machinery and many other applications. Schweiss Doors is ‘light years’ ahead of the curve in engineering genius by using these bearings in their large and heavy Red Power lift doors. Schweiss Hydraulic Door spherical bearings are strategically located between the teardrop area and cylinder plate at each end of the doors’ large, lifting and closing cylinders. Each door frame has a certain amount of deflection when in operation, and spherical bearings allow for less friction, eliminate binding, wear and damage to a door cylinder and any

For more information, visit www.FarmTek. com/ADEFLD or call a knowledgeable National Account Manager at 1-800-3276835.

Revolutionary new wire fence stapling system designed for farmers and professional fencers Available for the first time in North America, Wire Fence Stapler introduces the Stockade 400 wire fence stapling

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4. American Eagle: 8 to 9 psi will supply one diffuser 14 to 16 feet. The competition: Diaphragms will pump deeper but with very little volume of air. The deeper you pump, the less volume. 5. American Eagle: Bellow warranty, five years. The competition: Diaphragm warranty–ZERO! 6. American Eagle: 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1-year warranty with an emailed picture of the defective part–and it ships out FREE the same day. The competition: Diaphragm warranty policy states the part may need to be shipped from as far away as Canada to be evaluated–then determined if it is the customers fault. Any new part will be shipped at the customer’s expense for parts, plus shipping both ways. (This can take months. We know a Diaphragm customer still waiting over a year.)

The revolutionary Stockade 400 pneumatic stapler is light weight (8.2 lbs), tough, and has enough power to drive staples into even the hardest fence posts. Loaded with depth adjustment features the 400 wire fence stapler is designed for any fencing job, saving up to 70% of the time currently taken to hand hammer fence staples. That time saving is money in your back pocket. See our “Compare” video on our web site (www.pondaeration.com) to see why 100% of who compare ‘hands on’ buy the American Eagle.

Contact your distributor, Wire Fence Stapler at www.wirefencestapler.com Manufactured from high-quality, USAmade, triple-galvanized structural steel tubing to promote durability and long life, these structures are covered in premium white, rip-stop polyethylene which carries a 15 year warranty. These materials help Super Moo-Tel buildings to stand up in severe weather, as well as in corrosive environments. Outfitted with a 5’ curtain on each side and a “Twist-of-the-Wrist” Roll-Up Assembly, providing fresh air to your livestock has never been easier. Super Moo-Tel structures are available in a variety of sizes, with an array of customizable features, such as door and end panel options, which help you to design the ideal building for your specific needs.

competition: Diaphragm more pressure, but can only supply a maximum of two diffusers.

flexing of the door frame.

Schweiss Doors’ spherical bearings unique to the hydraulic door industry

Established over 30 years ago, Schweiss Doors continues to be at the top of its trade. You can always rely on Schweiss Doors for the very best in agricultural, aeronautical, industrial, commercial, residential and designer doors.

Schweiss Doors, proven to be a worldwide leader in production of hydraulic and bifold doors, is proud to announce the addition of ‘spherical’ bearings, another unique design improvement to its hydraulic one-piece doors.

Visit us at www.schweissdoors.com or call 800-746-8273.

These bearing - critical to safe and smooth door operation - are now built into all Schweiss ‘Red Power’ Hydraulic Doors. During an extensive testing phase, the design team at Schweiss Doors found them to be the perfect answer to a stronger, longer-lasting door. Content with the use of conventional bearings, no one else in the industry has adopted this unique feature. Schweiss Doors engineering team has proven that spherical bearings are far superior, and when you use superior components, you get a superior product. Spherical bearings are not new, but they are something ‘new’ to the door industry. They are being used in tractor 3-point hitches, planters, drawbars, car

Pond aeration windmills: Why American Eagle beats the competition, Reasons 1-7 (Out of 21) 1. American Eagle: the bellow is by Firestone, which can last 15 to 20 years under a heavy duty 2,000# truck. The competition: Diaphragms need replacement as early as two years.

7. American Eagle: Pump action is a huge 1 and 3/4” stroke some call intermittent. Most pumps are. The Eagles huge volume of air creates the most effective method of water circulation. More air, more circulation. The competition: Only 1/2” stroke, also intermittent. Less volume of air results in much less water circulation. For fourteen more reasons to choose American Eagle, visit our website at www. pondaeration.com/before.html. For more information, call Joe Mescan at American Eagle Windmills, 440-2363278; fax 440-236-5496 or email joem@ pondaeration.com. You may also visit online at www.pondaeration.com.

2. American Eagle: Bellow most volume of air; 3 to 6 cfm with a 10 – 15 mph wind–even more at 15 – 27 mph wind. The competition: Diaphragms 1 to 3 cfm–maximum. 3. American Eagle: High volume is more important than high pressure. American Eagle puts out only 8 to 9 psi but can supply up to six diffusers. The

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FarmTek® announces launch of FodderSystems.com FarmTek has launched a new website dedicated to its hydroponic forage system and growing fresh, healthy livestock feed. FodderSystems.com discusses the reasons to grow fodder, benefits for livestock, types of fodder seed, the systems available and more. If you are interested in learning how fodder can improve the health and performance of your livestock or improve the profitability of your business this website is a great place to get the information you need from the preliminary stages of research to actually purchasing a system. FodderSystems.com is filled with helpful and specific information on feeding livestock, educational videos, frequently asked questions, a cost analysis tool and more dedicated to fodder, all in one convenient location. FarmTek designs and manufactures the Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed System which can be customized for any feed demand. Call 1-800-201-3414, ext. 1267 or visit www.FodderSystems.com for more information.

Solar Feeders provides same health benefits as hand feeding Does your doctor tell you that eating six small meals a day is healthier for you? The same applies to your livestock. Ask your veterinarian, or check out the 2013 joint study by the University of Arkansas and Kansas State University to test the effects of feed delivery methods on stocker calves. It illustrated that Solar Feeders provides the same health benefits as hand feeding and salt-limited feeding, while significantly reducing labor hours and eliminating waste.

quality components designed to last many years. Solar Feeders are designed with quality components – battery, motor and timer – that can be replaced at minimal cost at a local co-op or hardware store.

bearing SAE housing mount. We also stock parts to keep your unit operating and provide field service to repair or maintain your generator. Give us a call to find the best generator to fit your application.

Solar Feeders are trailer mounted and individually calibrated to evenly distribute feed in any area of your pasture up to six times a day. The feeders are accurately and reliably programmed to distribute any bulk feed, including but not limited to: Grains, rice and soybean hulls, hominy and citrus pulp. Solar Feeders has taken every necessary step to produce a reliable and tested product ideal for any size livestock, in any climate. As a testament to the faith Solar Feeders has in its product, each feeder is warranteed.

For over 35 years Hoover Diesel Service LLC has specialized in diesel power units. If you need reliable PTO power but don’t want to invest in a new tractor, consider our PTO power units. Towed by your truck or tractor, these units are designed to provide stationary PTO power for your irrigation pump, manure pump, silage blower, stationary TMR mixer, hammer mill, or PTO generator. 540 and/ or 1000 rpm PTO and hydraulics available. Call us with your needs and we can build to your specs!

One of many clients recently wrote:

Generator Sets Hoover Diesel offers a wide range of genset units. We can also custom build a genset to suit your needs. Whether you need a backup power source for when the power goes out, or a mobile unit for on the job site, we offer what you want to fill your needs.

Power Units Hoover Diesel Service offers a variety of diesel power units, built specifically to fit your needs. We can custom build a power unit to include a skid, clutch, muffler, or fuel tank. We have new and rebuilt units available. Call us today to see what we can build for you! We stock a large selection of exhaust components and engine control systems. For more information on products contact Hoover Diesel Service LLC at 717-3543322 (New Holland) or 717-786-8839 (Quarryville), or visit www.hooverdiesel. com.

Unique heart formula saves countless lives Over 20 years ago Jim Strauss suffered a major heart attack and was told he would need bypass surgery or he would die.

Solar Feeders are readily available in three standard feed capacities: 1000, 2500, and 6000 pounds. Each feeder is manufactured in the U.S.A. with rugged construction and A 28

Generators Hoover Diesel Service has a large selection of generators in stock, both the double bearing belt driven style and the single

Jim’s heart attack was not a fluke. He admits to having lived in the fast lane, ignoring the healthier lifestyle of his parents. He considers himself fortunate as nearly half of first time heart attacks end in death. Relying on knowledge acquired over the years, he refused the recommended surgery and instead put together an herbal formula which he immediately applied to himself with outstanding results. In 3 months, his 2” arterial blockage was cleared. Since that time, Jim has shared his formula with thousands around the world who are living testimonials to its curative powers.

For more information, call toll-free 855646-7123 or visit www.solarfeeders.com.

Hoover Diesel Service LLC has the expertise and sources to provide complete power unit packages for the stationary non-road market

and proportion were the keys to producing formulas that were effective and immediate.

Jim was born into a family of herbalists stretching back to the 17th century. He learned these crafts during childhood, gathering medicinal herbs in the Austrian countryside with his grandmother. He was taught that tasting herbs could detect their medicinal value, but balance

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“I would like to tell you that after three months of using Strauss Heart Drops, I am a new man. I am 86 years old, no more the tired feeling I had, my swollen feet are normal again, and my bowel is working normally. Two specialists had told me ‘we can’t help you’.” — Sincerely, Peter A. Wiebe. Free Strauss Heart Drops information packages are available by phoning Performance Medical Plus toll-free at 877271-1312. (Not available in Iowa.)

Branson Tractors is proud to introduce their 20 Series Cab models The 20 Cab series tractor takes the R series heavyweight design and adds a hard cab for the operator’s convenience. The cab is fully enclosed with heat and air conditioning. These cabs provide shelter from all weather conditions. Whether it be cold and snow, wind and rain or relief from heat and humidity, these cabs make using our tractors comfortable. For comfort while operating your tractor, purchase a Branson Tractor with a cab. The 4520C and 5220C tractors are designed with a modern look. • The hood/bonnet has a design with an attractive front with rounded headlights • The hood latch is conveniently located in the front center. • No more prop sticks to hold up the hood. These tractors feature suspension support spring shocks for ease in raising the hood.

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These tractors also have several user friendly features, such as:

Ford radiator, fan shroud and intercooler are reused.

• Easy access to pumps and hoses.

Conversion kits include engine mounts, adapter plate, flex plate wiring harness modifications, bushing kits for gauges, crank and cam sensor kits, alternator mount bracket, exhaust manifold, A/C manifold, power steering pump mounting and more.

• Bracket installed for easy access to the radiator screen for cleaning • The control valve is repositioned to the upper side of the fender. • Gear lever has been shorten to make operator’s platform more accessible • Parking brake is moved to the side of the seat. True to form, Branson has kept its tradition of keeping the sheet metal steel, adding valuable weight to the tractor for maximum productivity. Visit our website www.bransontractor.com for more information on this model as well as our other models ranging in horsepower from 24 to 80 hp.

Diesel Conversion Specialists can often supply other OE parts depending on your needs and can also supply new, used or rebuilt Cummins engines. Some customers choose to ship their trucks to Diesel Conversion Specialists and have the job professionally done. For more information, please contact Diesel Conversion Specialists at 406-7558878, email sales@dieselconversion.com or visit www.DieselConversion.com.

Stoney Creek stocks EasyPro “Sizable” Pond Netting

Diesel Conversion Specialists offers complete Cummins kit to repower Ford Power Stroke trucks Late model Ford Super-Duty owners like their trucks. However, the recent generation Power Stroke diesels are problem-prone. Once out of warranty, these engines’ head/ head gasket and other “thermal event” issues present Power Stroke owners with a difficult choice: An expensive repair bill or trading in the truck for something more reliable. For those Ford owners who want to keep their Super-Duty trucks but want time-proven power, Diesel Conversion Specialists has the solution in a complete conversion kit to install a 12-valve, 24-valve or Common Rail 5.9L Cummins engine. Benefits include improved economy, impressive towing capability, many aftermarket performance parts and legendary durability.

Don’t be limited by a small variety of prepackaged pond netting that does not fit the needs of many pond and stream applications. EasyPro bulk netting is available in 3 widths and 100’ lengths, it can be custom cut to the exact length you desire for a perfect fit every time. This strong black pond netting will last for years keeping ponds clean and fish safe. Netting also prevents poor water quality problems by keeping leaves and other debris from falling into your pond. It can also be used in a variety of settings to protect items in your landscape or farm. This netting features polyethylene strands woven together in a mesh making it very strong.

The conversion can be done with the cab on the truck, and no firewall, core support or floorpan modifications are necessary. The To request a catalog or for more information on Stoney Creek products call 800-4483873 or visit stoneycreekequip.com

Irrigation engines can be more affordable with a fuel mixer Realize saving of up to $3.00 per hour, per engine using a Dual Fuel Mixer Just ten years ago, diesel fuel was the fuel of choice for irrigation engines. At that time, is was much cheaper than natural gas. Producers started purchasing diesel engines and abandoning natural gas. Today, things are different. Diesel fuel has tripled in price since 2000. Producers had to do something to make operating irrigation engines more affordable. They started mixing natural gas with diesel, and discovered they saved $80-100 on average per day, per engine. Don Hardy, owner of Don Hardy Fuel Efficient Engine Services in Floydada, Texas, developed a dual fuel mixer for diesel engines to combine natural gas and diesel. The fuel mixing process could then be done economically, by all producers. In the spring of 2007, Hardy and Leon New, an engineer with the Texas Cooperative Extension Service in Amarillo, tested this mixer on three engines in Floyd County. Two engines were Case IH engines–one waas a turbo-charged, and the other engine, a 4-cylinder non-turbo. The third engine was a John Deere 4T100. During the testing, straight diesel was used, followed by a diesel and natural gas mix. The dual fuel outperformed the diesel on all three engines.

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Another benefit they have reported is oil change intervals could be longer with the fuel mix versus the straight diesel. The Hardy Duel Fuel Mixer comes in a kit, and the cost is $1,595. For more information visit www.donhardyengines.com; or call 806-983-3774.

Grease Buster™ cleans grease fittings The Original Grease Buster™, patented and made in the USA for 15 years, cleans grease fittings and bearings using penetrating oil and hydraulic or pneumatic pressure. The Grease Buster™ is the answer to the problem of plugged up grease fittings and bearings, a problem common in machinery. The tool consists of a heavyduty adjustable hydraulic coupler, cylinder and a piston with a knob. Remove the piston, fill the cylinder by pouring in a penetrating solvent, start the piston back into the cylinder, place the tool onto the grease fitting and by tapping the piston (or utilizing the new pneumatic piston) force the solvent into the fitting/bearing. The new pneumatic piston (patent pending) for the Shop Size Grease Buster™, fits into a pneumatic hammer. I have opened frozen bearings that would otherwise have to be disassembled and cleaned to get lubrication into the fitting using this new pneumatic piston with the Shop Size Grease Buster™. In the short time it’s been on the market I’ve received 100% positive comments!

The Case 4-cylinder had a savings of $1.06 per hour; the John Deere saved $2.40 per hour, and the Case turbo saved a whopping $3.55 per hour. From a fuel savings standpoint, mixing propane and diesel might have been yet an even cheaper mix–but propane proved to be more cost prohibitive, and made the engines run hotter.

Exhaust downpipe, intercooler tubes, throttle cable, accelerator pedals and throttle position sensors are just some of the OE parts offered by Diesel Conversion Specialists.

In the past few years, several producers using the mixer have reported their fuel cost savings has been very substantial. Hardy said producers have told him they have savings of over $3.00 per hour by using the mixer over straight diesel, and have had gains of 100-150 rpm from their engines.

Hardy says the mixture of natural gas and diesel is “the way to go”, and his mixer is designed to reduce the high costs of running irrigation engines.

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For more information contact T-J Tool dba Grease Buster™ Tools, P. O. Box 120, Waynesville, OH 45068, or call 513-8975142.

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Lam-Ply Trusses can span up to 72 feet

3117, toll-free 888-525-5878, or fax 715985-5222. Email lamply@triwest.net or visit online at www.starwoodrafters.com.

Used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas

The Power of FRE-FLO™ Water Systems

Starwood Rafters, the manufacturers of Lam-Ply trusses, is a company devoted to building high-quality trusses for large buildings. They offer many types of trusses to meet any need, including: • Pole sheds • Free stalls • Pavilion shelters • Machinery storage • Riding arenas • Solar barns The Lam-Ply Truss can span up to 72 feet and is used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas. It also has been developed with a gambrel-style and a mono-slope design.

FRE-FLO™ provides reliable water conditioning to solve scale problems. As an environmentally sustainable water conditioning technology, FRE-FLO™ provides effective solutions for a common, world-wide problem found in soil, pipes, and equipment – water flow stopping or slowing down because of hard calcium carbonate mineral deposits (limescale). Utilized for de-scaling in industry and business since 1972, cost-saving FRE-FLO™ solutions then expanded to agriculture and turf. A new model line was added for home in 2009. R and D is currently underway on further specialized models.

Today, Corey Wozney and Steve Wozney, Joseph's sons, operate the company. Starwood Rafters is still in Independence, Wisconsin and now ships its products anywhere in the U.S. For more information, contact Starwood Rafters, Inc., W24141 Starwood Lane, Independence, WI 54747. Call 715-985A 30

Unless you build or repair trailers for a living, Nuera Transport (Nuera) might not be a name you are familiar with. However, for over 20 years, their parts have been going into the toughest and hardest working trailers in North America. Trailer manufacturers, dealers, and repair shops across the nation and Canada have come to rely on their impressive inventory and unmatched technical expertise and dedication to service.

What FRE-FLO™ is not: With FRE-FLO™ there are: no chemicals in daily operation, no magnets, no electricity needed, no salts required, nothing added to the water. FRE-FLO™ is not a water softener (water softeners remove minerals from the water, while FRE-FLO™ water conditioning has the big advantage of minerals remaining in water). What FRE-FLO™ does:

Starwood Rafters: About the company Founded in 1964 as a manufacturer of laminated arch rafters and beams, the company started out in Independence, Wisconsin as a three-man operation, with the original owners, Joseph Wozney and his two partners working nights after working their regular jobs. In the early 1970's, they developed the Lam-Ply Truss. It combines plywood, glulams, and dimensional lumber to make a truss that is stronger than a conventional web truss. This allows the builder to space them further apart to reduce erection time and labor costs. This design also limits bird nesting and improves ventilation in livestock facilities.

Nuera Transport: Common components, uncommon people

Simply stated, FRE-FLO™ is green technology engineered to work with nature. FRE-FLO™ works with the ability of calcium carbonate (a very versatile mineral) to have different forms and functions. Its remarkably different forms are seen in nature – such as in marble, limestone, sea shells, and egg shells. From cement to health food supplements, manufacturers use calcium carbonate, further demonstrating its versatility. Water conditioning prevents minerals that cause hardness in water from clumping together into hard deposit build- ups. Catalytic FRE-FLO™ systems change existing hard calcium carbonate deposits, so water can flow freely, while also preventing new deposits from forming. Thus, bottomline, FRE-FLO™ is a water conditioning technology that unclogs soil pores and water-using equipment of hard calcium carbonate deposits. For more information call 308-236-5399 or visit www.freflowater.com.

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in early spring, energizing the seedbed for maximum growth and yield potential. In addition the Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment allows for shallow seedbed preparation which decreases the risk of excess soil density below the root zone. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment is a smart investment in that it has multiple uses, which will ultimately produce savings in terms of time and money. It also has a low operating cost per acre and can be used in a wider range of conditions than most tillage tools. It operates at a relatively high speed of 6 to 10 MPH, which saves time. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment allows for quick mixing of manure and soil to prevent loss of nutrients and control odor. It can also be used for very shallow incorporation of fertilizer and select herbicides.

Although Nuera boasts over 10,000 parts in Inventory, it’s really their “People” that separates them from other parts supply sites. Like the gray-haired employee walking the aisles of your neighborhood hardware store, Nuera prides itself on solving problems and getting to know its customers. Visit their site, and if you don’t find the part you need or have a trailer-related question, call their Customer Success (not service) Department at 1-877-294-7343.

Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment gets even stronger Ron’s Manufacturing has added two more bearings to their kits. This makes the kits even more heavy duty. Coulter kits from Ron’s Manufacturing converts any chisel plow to a year ‘round tool to prepare your fields. These kits are your year around tool for the perfect seedbed. The Vertical Tillage Attachment has a wide variety of capabilities, making it ideal for use in spring and fall. In the fall, it can be used to lightly till the soil and incorporate and size residue, setting the stage for the spring planting season. It is also a practical way to dry out wet soils. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment works well in no-till conservation tillage, as well as conventional tillage operations, extending the growing season and creating better planting conditions. Vertical tillage prepares the soil to warm more quickly

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Product Summary - Kits mount on most chisel plows, even low lift. - The kits include two 18” 13-wave Boron “Earthen Harden” wave blades and mounting bolts. - Exclusive “Double Shields” protect the bearings. (Patent Pending) The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment can be equipped with a wide selection of coulter blades. Spaced on 6” centers, the coulter blades can be matched to achieve the desired amount of tillage and residue sizing. For more information contact Ron’s Manufacturing at 40582 187th St., Carpenter, SD 57322 or call 605-266-2177. E-mail info@ronsmfg.com.

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Get a quieter, cleaner cab environment with a new Fehr Cab Kit Is your tractor cab making you sick with the foam sagging and the ceiling drooping and deteriorating, all dirty, dusty and rattling? Our tractor cabs start showing their age (just like us farmers) after years of hard work. Fehr Cab Interiors can help your tractor cab environment become quieter and cleaner, as they have been renewing the linings of agri-cabs for 23 years. When a cab is over 10 years old, the foam lining loses all acoustical properties and starts to harden and deteriorate from exposure to sunlight and the extreme seasonal temperature changes. The foam should be replaced when it deteriorates, because it makes the cab so much quieter, silencing the vibrations that can damage your hearing. Another advantage to installing a new Fehr cab kit is that it can increase the resale value of your tractor as much as $2,000 or more. It just looks like someone has taken care of it.

more employees and expand their product lines. Steve Strobel, President and CEO of Strobel Manufacturing, said “We had the choice of relocating to larger cities but we chose not to relocate but to expand our present location in Clarks, Nebraska, because our employee draw was more of the strong Midwest farm work ethic. We are a family oriented workplace and wanted to keep it that way. Clarks is where our roots are.” Steve’s grandfather, Leonard, started Strobel Blacksmith in 1946 and Steve purchased Strobel Industries from his father, Dwight, in 2008. Strobel Manufacturing product line includes forced ejection scrapers, pull-type graders, box scrapers and earth packers in its earth moving division. They produce bulk seed tenders and box seed tenders in the seed tender division, and in their crop production division they manufacture native grass seeders and rolling stalk cutters.

Many cabs now have plastic pre-molded panels with the foam vacuum-formed onto the parts. Fehr Cab Interiors now makes these laminated parts for Case-IH, some AC, JD, Ford and White tractors. We are especially excited about the new JD 8100 series, 7200 series, and JD 6400 series cab parts. Other kits available for Steiger, Versatile, Massey Ferguson, Hiniker an Year-A-Round QT-1 cabs. Many pre-cut floor mats are also available.

Strobel Manufacturing sells its products through its dealer network in the United States, Canada, and Australia. For more information, call 308-548-2254 or e-mail sales@strobelmfg.com.

An example is our rear gravity flow trailers that you can pull with a pickup truck or with pintle hitch in pup style for additional bushel capacity behind a straight truck. By adding augers and power units to any of our available models you can have a seed delivery or bulk feed delivery in the same unit. With the auger option you can use one grain trailer for many year-around uses.

Our hottest selling and newest model is the combo dump trailer featuring a front platform and a rear dump box trailer, that is great for landscapers, lawn service and construction.

Looking for an easy, clean and safe way to haul more loads of grain in a day? The Roltec™ Electric System from Agri-Cover converts manual opening hopper bottoms and side-locking tarps into electric to make hauling hassle-free. This completely integrated system uses the same wireless remote to control both hoppers and a roll tarp, keeping your driver out of the dust, rain, and harm’s way.

We can give you an option of hot dip galvanizing on many of our models. Galvanizing is an excellent, durable coating that will last a lifetime. For Hassle Free Hauling, get a Roltec™. To find a dealer near you, call 888-717-2766 or go online to www.roltecelectric.com.

Custom manufactured structurally sound steel and pole buildings Having notably completed the U.S. President’s helicopter hangar and the construction of 90 Dollar General stores throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, Essex Structural Steel prides themselves on the structural integrity of their buildings. Unlike many other companies that subcontract out to the lowest bidder and leave you on your own with questions, Essex Steel manufactures their own buildings, eliminating the need to sub-contract. In order to quote and design a building for you, we need to ask several questions about your building, such as use, elevation above sea level and more. Essex Structural Steel: - Manufactures pre-engineered metal buildings - Mini Storage facilities - Post-framed buildings - Metal roofs and wall panels - Designs and manufactures buildings for agricultural, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, governmental and service industries - Designs for easy erection - Meets or exceeds local and state codes - Works with local and general contractors - Energy efficient buildings - Offers technical assistance - Employs annually certified welders For more information contact Essex Structural Steel Co., Inc., 607 Rt. 13, Cortland, NY 13045. Call 800-32-ESSEX or 800-323-7739, Fax 607-753-6272. You can email us at sales@EssexStructuralSteel. com or visit www.essexstructuralsteel. com. Call for a quote on your next project.

Being able to have a trailer that will do the work of two will save money on trips and time. A few other featured models include extendable pole trailer, cargo trailers, stock trailers and wide variety of utility and tilt deck trailers.

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At D&K Trailers we strive to build the highest quality and largest variety of trailers available all across the country. Our custom capability with all the new innovations available today enable us to build to your specifications.

Hassle Free Hauling

To make a difference in sound control in your cab, contact Fehr Cab Interiors, 10116 N. 1900 E. Rd., Fairbury, IL 61739. Phone 815-692-3355, fax 815-692-2574, or visit www.fehrcab.com.

Strobel Manufacturing has just completed and moved in to their $2 million plant expansion and separate paint facility. With the expansion, they were able to hire 25

If not, then you are missing out on a very high quality, great looking trailer

D&K Trailers has available models for all industries, car haulers, fork lifts, scissor lifts, skid steer, back hoes, trenchers as well as a very extensive line of dump trailers from the mini 8' on up through 18' models.

Fehr Cab Interiors can custom fabricate any cab parts, using the original panels and patterns, carefully duplicating them using new insulation to renew any cab. The more insulation foam that is added to a cab, the quieter it will become. Do-it-yourself kits are available with precut, pre-sewn panels, complete with a super bond adhesive with instructions and diagrams for any farmer to install in his own tractor. Fehr Cab Interiors also installs many of their own kits so they know how the parts need to fit. The new interior kits make the cab atmosphere so much more pleasant, clean and quiet.

Have you seen a trailer made by D&K Trailer?

Check us out at www.dktrailers.com and envision your next trailer.

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About Essex Steel: Essex has been manufacturing steel buildings since 1972. The focus of our marketing has been the northeast. We engineer our buildings to withstand severe northeast weather, and have never experienced a structural failure on either our pre-engineered steel or our pole buildings. We couple our engineering designs with quality manufacturing to provide you with a building package we are certain will meet your needs. We invite you to come visit us at our factory to see how your building will be built.

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Phase Converters provide three-phase power from singlephase lines at a fraction of the installation and operating cost of running three-phase utility lines to your property In 1966 Mr. Colin Johnstone, owner of Johnstone Mfg., needed to run some three phase machines but only had single phase power available. At that time he was designing and manufacturing lighting and scorekeeping equipment for NBC Studios for various game shows, specializing in finding simple solutions to complex requirements. He applied this same expertise to the problem of not having the right power to run his machines. As a result, he developed a phase converter to run his three phase equipment on his existing single phase power. He soon noticed that others had need of phase converters, and by 1968 was producing Phase-A-Matic™ phase converters as a side line to his other endeavors.

agricultural equipment, pumps, compressors, refrigeration, elevators, printing machines, rectifiers, lasers, radar, EDM machines, MRI, tanning booths, transmitters, welders, conveyors, hydraulic pumps, flywheels, ovens, dough mixers, laundry machines, and virtually every type of 3-phase machine, including CNC/PLC equipment, when used with the PHASE-AMATIC™ Voltage Stabilizer. Phase-A-Matic, Inc. may carry the largest stock of phase converters in the world. We supply the major catalog houses with available product. It is not unusual to receive an order for 500+ Phase Converters by 2:00 PM and ship them the same day. We maintain a consistent high-count stock, ready to ship, meeting the demand here in the USA and for our ever expanding world-wide sales - shipping to countries all around the globe. We even maintain stock on very large Rotary Converters - 75 & 100 HP in both 220V and 460V. -We are ready when you are! We know that technical support is

Sales of phase converters increased so rapidly that by the early 1970’s he was devoting his full time to the manufacture of phase converters. Expanding his staff and facilities, he could barely keep up with the phenomenal growth in sales. All the while, he continued to make refinements in reliability and ease of installation of the phase converters. In 1982 the company was incorporated as Phase-A-Matic, Inc. At that time a line of Rotary Phase Converters was added to our line of products. Through innovative manufacturing techniques we have been able to continue to provide a high quality product at an economical price.

Need 3-phase power? Get converted - let us show you how. Quality at Phase-A-Matic, Inc. is the highest priority. We strive for the highest quality in customer service, technical support, and product reliability. Every product is fully tested before leaving our plant. We have a friendly, efficient customer service staff ready to take your order, or to refer you to the distributor nearest you. We normally have all models in stock for immediate delivery. Orders received by noon are usually shipped the same day. We have over 3,000 distributors nationwide and in Canada, many of whom regularly stock our most popular sizes. Uses include: woodworking A 32

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important for your power conversion success. Our technical support team is dedicated to assist you with every aspect of your converting needs from choosing the right converter to any help you may need in the proper installation and operation of the converter on your machine. Our technical expertise is derived from over 45 years of experience in phase converter systems. We have amassed a huge database of information on virtually every kind of application possible, from very basic to the most sophisticated of applications.Baldor Electric/PHASE-A-MATIC™ Design The rotary portion of our converter is proprietary, custom built to our specifications by Baldor Electric, one of the largest and most trusted motor manufacturers in the world, with warranty stations nationwide and worldwide. It is a true phase converter and not a modified electric motor as most of our competitors use. Many years of testing, changing and developing the converter in conjunction with Baldor’s engineers has produced a very simple and trouble-free converter with extremely low idle current and low noise

level. Many of our customers confirm that our rotary converters are the quietest and most trouble-free available. Simplicity of design; soldered connections

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Keeping the design exceptionally simple reduces the risk of electrical connection failure to almost zero since these are some of the most common causes of failure. We use only soldered connections with no mechanical electrical connections like spade clips, terminals or screws which can vibrate loose or corrode over time. There are no start capacitors, relays or contactors with connections which can come loose or arc and weld the contacts causing failure of the contactor and the start capacitors, and perhaps even the rotary converter or your equipment. Because of this we do not have circuit board failures caused by spikes generated by the magnetic contactors as some of our competitors do. The Rotor The PHASE-A-MATIC™ failure rate is practically zero because the rotors are specifically designed and manufactured for rotary converter use. However, some of our competitors emphasize that rotors often fail. This is because they machine standard electric motors, modifying and thereby weakening standard electric motor rotors, which were not originally designed to be used as a phase converter.

unique product which provides rubber flooring for dairy and horse operations that greatly reduces concrete stress-related problems occurring in the legs and feet of cows confined to free-stall dairy facilities. The steel cables keep the rubber from stretching and buckling caused by constant livestock traffic and skid steer scraper machines. The belt stays in place and will last indefinitely compared to some newer manufactured rubber products available today. Unlike these newer products, the steel cabled rubber belting has a much greater toughness, providing a solid rubber floor that is a safe, popular alternative to concrete in the industry. Each belt is processed and prepared for a custom made fit and shipped to the farm ready for installation. Our professionally trained crew personally installs your belt to their satisfaction and yours. Some benefits of rubber belting are: - Major reductions in foot and leg lesions and soreness. - Reduced fatigue from standing on concrete. - Increases cow performance and longevity. - Cows will spend more time at feed bunk which increase DM intake resulting in more milk.

Testing before shipment

- Fewer foot doctor appointments.

Every converter is performance tested before shipment and assigned a serial number. These records are kept for review if any questions should ever arise about the performance specifications.

- Saves on bedding requirements in horse stalls.

Phase-A-Matic, Inc. has thousands of dealers nation- wide, plus international distributors who are ready to assist you. Call today for your nearest distributor. Or, call us and order directly, call PhaseA-Matic, Inc. at 1-800-962-6976 so our friendly and knowledgeable technical staff can help you.

- Will not stretch or buckle.

- Long lasting and tough – it will withstand punishment of skid loaders and alley scrapers.

- 3/4” to 1” thick. - Cross groove pattern increases traction.

If you know what you need, just call us to order. We normally have all sizes in stock, ready to ship. We can also locate a dealer in your area. Visit our website at http:// phase-a-matic.com today.

Turning reclaimed materials into longlasting cow comfort Gabel Belting has perfected a method to reclaim used rubber conveyor belts from the mining industry. This rubber belting is made by using the highest quality rubber and bonding it to steel cables which run laterally through the belt. This process produces a very

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For more information contact Gabel Belting at 716-496-6025 or visit us online at www. gabelbelting.com.

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