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AUGUST 2013 Volume 20 | Issue 8 “You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

‘Black Beauties’ by Bonnie Mohr

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Bonnie Mohr

Volume 20, Issue 8 | August 2013

“My work reflects the simple pleasures in life… the sweet clover scent of summer pastures in June, the black and white pattern of Holstein cows against the early morning sun, bonding between a mother and newborn babies. My work is who I am! Thanks for letting me share it with you!”


visit to the Bonnie Mohr Studio is a bit

Currently Bonnie has been commissioned to update

different than one to other fine art galleries.

the ideal US registered Holstein cow and bull for

Like other studios, you will find the usual artist originals,

Holstein Association USA. She has also completed

art prints and note cards. What makes this studio

commissioned paintings for many companies,

unique is that you will also find one of Bonnie’s favorite

organizations and individuals.

art subjects-the dairy cow. Live cows are generally not allowed in the studio which is located on the Mohr farm, but visitors will see them lining the driveway to the studio in rural Glencoe, Minnesota. Bonnie and her husband John both grew up on dairy farms in southern Minnesota. They married in 1983 and after several years of marriage they used money they saved to invest in their own farm and genetics business, Glenmark Genetics. It was about that time that Bonnie became serious about her God given ability to re-create onto canvas the things in life she so loves and respects. Bonnie Mohr has earned her well deserved reputation as America’s eminent bovine painter, due in large part to her painstaking attention to detail. Her work meets the demanding standards established by experienced industry people, as well as pleases the discerning eye of the knowledgeable art collector.

prints or note cards call 1-800-264-6647 (MOHR) or visit her website at

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Pathways Through Agriculture............10 Keeping the Family Farm in the Family.............................11


Farm & Ranch Life............................ 13


















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POWER EARTH AUGER SAFETY: Don’t Dig Dangerously: Safety First When Working with Power Augers....................... 4

Reflections of Country in Fine Art


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Pennywise..........................................14 Clutter Clearing Choices.....................15 In the Barn with Hedgewood...............17 Essays from My Farm House Kitchen..47 The Positive Outlook...........................47 The Knightro Report.......................... 48



Power Earth Auger Safety – by Mike Hale, Sales Manager, LITTLE BEAVER, INC.

Don’t Dig Dangerously: Safety First When Working With Power Earth Augers A power earth auger accomplishes its work beneath the ground, but the most important aspect of any project – making sure everything is safe for the operator and other people helping – starts before the machine’s point ever pierces the surface. It sounds like common sense, but keeping safety top of mind before starting any job is crucial to avoiding injuries, some of which can be serious. There are potential hazards for any digging job, and while most machines are designed with safety in mind, it’s always a good idea to review best practices and stay up to date with industry guidelines to protect everyone involved in the project.

It’s All In The Call

the owner’s manual. Be sure all kill switches and wires

Knowing the site and preparing accordingly is a crucial first step before beginning any digging project. Hazards may lurk just a few feet below the surface, where anything from utility lines to underground sprinklers, sewer pipes to transmission cables can be hiding. Inadvertently hitting

are undamaged, properly connected and functioning. To ensure the throttle is working properly, start the engine and let it run for a few seconds before releasing the throttle. If the engine is functioning correctly, it will return to idle.

any of them can cause a big mess, create a costly problem

Next, check gearboxes and tighten loose bolts. Inspect both

and, in the worst cases, cause serious injuries. Buried

the leg pad and handle grips for tears and replace them if

gas lines or power lines are the most dangerous, with

necessary. Be sure there are no cracks or other damage to

the potential for electrocution, fire, severe burns or even

handles or the gearbox housing.

fatalities. Misalignment of the point and blades might cause the

Operators need to wear appropriate personal protective gear and follow basic dress code practices when operating a power earth auger.

Always call the national one-call line at 811 at least 48

auger to vibrate excessively or “walk” during use, so make

hours prior to digging to have underground utilities

sure they are tight and secure. Be aware of the sharp

marked. No exceptions, no excuses. When there are

edges so you don’t get cut. If you’re installing these for the

underground obstacles, allow an adequate amount of space

first time, follow the instructions outlined in the owner’s

around them. The general rule of thumb is a radius of two


to three feet around a marked area. If the engine has a torque tube, a safety feature that After the site has been prepped, with the underground

protects the operator by absorbing dangerous kickbacks,

lines marked, it’s time to ready yourself and the machine

properly connect and secure it. The procedure might vary

for safe and effective digging.

slightly from one model to another, so follow the steps as outlined in the owner’s manual.

Check Yourself, Check Your Machine

A torque tube connecting the auger to the chassis-mounted engine prevents injury to the operator by absorbing dangerous kickback.

On models that have an engine mounted on a separate,

Operators need to wear appropriate personal protective gear and follow basic dress code practices when operating a power earth auger. Opt for work boots or quality athletic shoes. Avoid loose clothing and hanging shoelaces that

environmental hazard you want to avoid. Finally, check all he machine’s fluids and change or refill if necessary. Remember that trying to change or refill fluids

the unit is running.

when the machine is hot could result in serious injuries

accustomed to operating one, different brands have different safety features, and practices and procedures can vary from model to model.

the auger for repairs or maintenance needs and to ensure all the necessary parts and pieces are intact. First, identify all instruction and warning labels and be sure they’re properly affixed to the unit. Anyone operating the machine must understand and be able to easily recognize these labels, which should be outlined and explained in

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from accidentally touching a hot engine or hydraulic power deck. It’s best to change or refill fluids before you even start a job. If you have to do it mid-project, let the auger cool completely first. With the pre-operation checklist addressed, safety is now

Once you’ve read the owner’s manual, thoroughly inspect

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transport, it can tip over. That’s both a safety and

and debris, wear safety goggles and work gloves whenever

prior to operating a power earth auger. Even if you’re


If there’s a tire blowout or the unit isn’t level during

could get caught in the auger. To protect against flying dirt

Operators also should be familiar with the owner’s manual

Carefully ensure points and blades are tight and secure. Misalignment could cause the auger to vibrate excessively during use.

wheeled chassis, it’s important to check the tire pressure.

in the operator’s or owner’s hands.

Do It Right Now that you’ve gone through all the machine and operator safety precautions, it’s important to also remember the safety of others. Always ensure bystanders are at least 10 feet away before starting the auger.

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Once the auger is running, position it

newer users gain comfort and control and, as a

perpendicular to the ground for the best

result, reduce the likelihood of injuries.

possible control and optimal results. For even

Industry-leading performance. Precision-engineered handling. Rider-focused design. You know, the essentials.

Safety By Design

We build every Can-Am® ATV and side-by-side vehicle

greater control, adjust the downward pressure based on the soil conditions. If the soil is soft,

Some machines feature safeguards to prevent

Whether it’s fully loaded or not, if it’s a Can-Am off-road

ease up slightly. If the ground is harder, apply

potential hazards before they become full-

a little more pressure, but not so much that

fledged issues. One-man power auger designs

rotation slows or stops.

vary depending on the manufacturer and

The most important tip to remember when using an earth auger is a variation of the

with the same DNA – advanced design and performance features that create the unique Can-Am experience.

specific model, but you should look for a few common features that enhance safe operation.

vehicle, it will always come with the essentials.

Industry-leading performance. Precision-engineered handling. Rider-focused design. You know, the essentials.

common saying, “Lift with your legs, not with

Even in well-ventilated areas, carbo monoxide

your back.” With an earth auger, all the power

poisoning can be a serious threat. It can be

should come from the legs to avoid serious

minimized, however, based on how the engine

features that create the unique Can-Am experience.

back strain and injury.

is mounted on the power auger. There are two

vehicle, it will always come with the essentials.

Once you’ve reached the desired depth, there’s a proper procedure for safely removing the auger from the ground. Because it spins at such a high speed, never remove an auger from the ground completely while it’s still running. The force from the revolution can easily cause loss of control, even for an experienced operator. When retracting the auger, release the throttle control and allow the auger to come to a complete stop. Once

harmful exhaust. A chassis-mounted unit, on the other hand, has the engine on a wheeled chassis that sits back a few feet from the operation point to keep the operator away from emissions.

units is that they incorporate steel torque

the auger. Turn the auger counterclockwise to free the unit. In tougher soils, it might be necessary to use a pipe wrench and, if you still can’t dislodge it, you might have to dig the auger out. Certain applications call for a greater depth than the auger can reach, so many manufacturers offer extensions. When the auger reaches its maximum depth, it’s typically a fast and simple process to attach an extension, but don’t forget to keep safety in mind when doing so. Once the lead auger has reached its maximum depth, stop the power unit. Disconnect the drive adaptor

tubes that transfer digging torque from the drill head to the engine carriage to protect


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operators from dangerous kickback. This significantly minimizes the potential for finger, hand and arm injuries. As an added benefit it makes the machine easier to operate, which, in turn, reduces fatigue and physical stress that can lead to back problems and muscle strains. A pressure relief valve, a valuable safety feature found on some hydraulic-powered units, engages if the auger becomes overworked and the drill reaches a certain hydraulic pressure. This automatically stops the auger’s rotation and halts the drill before


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from the auger that is in the ground and

Power earth augers that are not hydraulically

connect the extension to it as specified in the

powered, often called mechanical units,

owner’s manual. Reconnect the power unit

also are built with unique safety features.

and drive adaptor to the top of the extension

The centrifugal clutch is a perfect example.

and continue to dig. When the desired depth

If the auger encounters an object beneath

is reached, stop the unit, disconnect the drive

the surface or if it’s overloaded, the clutch

adaptor from the extension and remove it

automatically slips to protect the operator

from the hole. It may be necessary to use an

from serious injury.

auger fork, a tool that keeps the auger from falling in the hole, before you reconnect the

The advanced, thoughtful designs of power

machine. Reconnect the power unit and

earth augers help take the guesswork out of

repeat the process to remove the auger.

safe operation and make it simple for even first-time users. But safety doesn’t begin or

Finally, for first-time and newer operators,

end with the machine, but with the owner and

slow and steady is the key to safely digging

operator. With a strong commitment to safety,

a hole with an earth auger. Running it at a

everyone can go home at the end of the day

slightly slower speed than typical will help

with all fingers, toes and backs intact.

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unit is right on the handle, which means the

Another advantage of certain chassis-mounted

machine and disconnect the handle from

Whether it’s fully loaded or not, if it’s a Can-Am off-road

implies, the engine on a handle-mounted

removed from the hole.

piece of earth and gets stuck, turn off the

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what’s new» Laforge is Expanding its Front 3-Point Hitch Line for John Deere to the 9R-Series

The ETG-26 features two upper grapples that are 20” wide, lower tines are spaced 10” apart, overall width is 72-inches. The tine grapple is ideal for, piling, loading brush and handling other materials while leaving dirt behind.

LAFORGE continues the commitment to meeting the diversified needs of customers for front 3-point hitch technology. The GreenLink® line of hitches for John Deere tractors is now expanded with the introduction of the powerful HD6/9R PowerFold® for the 9RSeries articulated 4WD tractors with up to 560 HP.

An extensive list of options include remote switches, hydraulic center link, LAFORGE’s full line of automatic control systems, including the patented DynaContour® as well as FLEXIMASS® ballasting system and EASYMASS® weights.

The upper grapple design provides clamping force to hold material securely, featuring greaseable pivot points for long service life and a shield plates to protect the hydraulic cylinders. A low profile design offers great forward visibility for superior control in close quarters and easy access to skid steer or loader seat. For more information call 217-324-5973, or visit www. ____________________________________

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With 14 100 lb. lift capacity and the heavy-duty premium design criteria, this system is ready to handle any application on the front of these large HP tractors, from tanks and cultivators, to rippers and dozer blades without impairing ground clearance or maneuverability. The exclusive and patented PowerFold® system, allowing the operator to fold and unfold the hitch from the cab is standard.

grated with the respected IRON Official Guides and real-time appraisal tools, so it ensures competitive and fair prices for both dealers and equipment buyers.

IRON Solutions Redesigns Popular to Connect Equipment Buyers, Sellers Faster Than Ever IRON Solutions recently launched its enhanced and redesigned site, with streamlined features that allow buyers and sellers of agricultural and industrial equipment to connect and close deals faster than ever before. The design of the new increases the visibility of equipment for sale, enabling buyers to perform highly targeted searches and assuring that dealers get more views for their equipment offerings. Because it gives buyers more options for contacting sellers, it means more leads for dealers – leads that are closer to a purchasing decision. is a trusted and popular online marketplace for the efficient and profitable exchange of equipment, driving more than $2 billion in annual sales. The redesigned site is even more tightly inte-

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Premier’s Weighted Down Pressure Mounting Bracket Can Double Your Drilling Productivity Premier has introduced the addition of a skid-steer mounting bracket to their lineup of hydraulic earth auger attachments, which can easily double drilling productivity in the field. The extra heavy duty Down Pressure Mounting Bracket is made of solid steel, weighing a hefty 500 pounds itself, and additional one hundred pound cast weights are then added, with capacity for twelve total weights. It all adds up to a combined total of a whopping 1,700 pounds of down pressure added to your drilling project. Using the new Down Pressure Mounting Bracket with your skid steer loader, drilling through concrete, rock or any other difficult ground conditions will be easier than ever before. Headquartered in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Premier has built a solid reputation for the craftsmanship and reliability of their U.S.A. made attachments, as well as the best lead times in the industry. For more information call 866-458-0008 or visit

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«what’s new Raven Industries Introduces New Viper 4 Field Computer Among Other Innovations Raven Industries introduced new advances in precision agriculture technology including the highly anticipated summer release of its new Viper 4 field computer as well as other ag technology during the eleventh annual Raven Innovation Summit held June 4-5. Over the last ten years, Raven's line of Viper field computers has built an outstanding reputation for innovation among agricultural retailers and custom applicators. As our most robust field computer to date, Viper 4 will not only improve how customers manage critical machine functions, but more importantly, enhance the way data collected in the field is managed and utilized. The Viper 4 field computer features a 12.1" responsive touchscreen and sleek design with a ruggedized magnesium casing. A customizable user interface utilizing new Raven Operating Software allows users to set up machine profiles, user profiles, and grower-farm-field information, expediting job start-up and streamlining information management functionality. "Data management is critical to our customers' success. Viper 4 hardware, software, and 3rd party applications will operate separate from each other, providing an open platform for data management with our Slingshot(R) API platform and agX(TM) compatibility," said Matt Burkhart, vice president and general manager for Raven's Applied Technology Division.

New Kubota Grand L60 Series Features All-New Styling and a Level of Productivity Never Before Seen in its Class A Spacious New Cab, Smoother All-Around Operation and Clean-Emission Engines Make the Grand L60 Series More Grand Than Ever. Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced the addition of the new Grand L60 Series to its lineup. Available now at dealerships nationwide, the new series includes six models, including the L3560, L4060, L4760, L5060, L5460, and the L6060 flagship tractor. The Kubota Grand L60 Series is equipped with highly advanced, yet user-friendly, computer controls. Additionally, the eye-catching series offers enhanced style and operator comfort with a deluxe Grand Cab ™ and a sharply styled, one-piece hood. Clean engine emissions, favorable fuel economy and uncompromising power further define the Grand L60 models as a best-in-class tractor series.

than ever. The Grand L60 Series features reduced noise and vibration levels, as well as an integrated loader valve and control lever, helping improve operations and reduce operator fatigue. Additional cab features include a tilt steering wheel, power steering, an electric PTO switch and easy access to the 12 volt power supply.

Intuitive Operation and a “Kubota Original” Throttle-Up Feature Kubota Grand L60 Series tractor operation is made easier with the new IntelliPanel™ electronic dash. Incorporating highly intuitive computer controls, the large-screen digital panel combines an analog tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge and standard indicators to keep operators informed on the tractor’s operating status and maintenance needs. In addition, cruise control and the new combination headlights/indicator lights lever allow for simple, carlike operation. On L60 HST Plus models, a “Kubota original” feature has been added for superior power. The Kubota Throttle-Up switch, located on the loader lever, gives operators more engine RPM power with the push of a button, allowing operators to complete loader jobs quickly and easily. Throttle up functionality allows the operator to set their preferred RPM speed in the IntellipanelTM. Engine speeds are raised on demand and only when necessary, resulting in reduced noise and improved fuel efficiency. “Right now, Kubota is the only tractor line to feature the Throttle-Up Switch,” Williams said. “It further demonstrates that Kubota excels at engineering deluxe, high performance tractors.”

Additional Technology Introduced at Eleventh Raven Innovation Summit

Cleaner Emissions and Outstanding Fuel Economy

In addition to the upcoming release of the Viper 4, Raven also announced a new partnership with AMW Machine Control, a leader in water management solutions, to further enhance their full spectrum of precision ag solutions to grow more food on less land.

Get all the power while using less fuel with the Kubota Grand L60 Series, which comes equipped with cleanemission Common Rail direct injection engines. In compliance with Tier IV emission regulation, the Kubota Grand L60 engines deliver greater fuel savings and lower emissions while maintaining a high level of power and torque. Three state-of-the-art transmissions are available: Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) Plus, Glide Shift Transmission (GST) or Fully Synchronized Main and Shuffle Transmission (FST).

Raven also released the industry's first, patent pending, multi-hybrid planter control solution. This new multi-hybrid system is an enhancement to Raven's OmniRow(R) advanced planter control solution, and when combined with variable rate seeding, it will help increase yield potential and profitability. The Innovation Summit is an annual meeting hosted by Raven, that brings together key customers, dealers, OEMs, and media partners from across the globe to collaborate on how technology and innovation can help solve the great challenge of feeding the world. For more information on Raven's lineup of precision ag products visit or call 800-243-5435.

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“The Kubota Grand L60 Series raises the standard of tractor styling and luxury, comfortable operation, and ease of use,” said Paul Williams, senior product manager for Kubota. “With its simple, intuitive operation, this technologically advanced, great-looking, hardworking series is sure to be highly sought-after from coast to coast.”

The New Grand Cab™ The interior of the Kubota Grand L60 cab model offers spaciousness and deluxe features, including a wider cab with 20 percent more space than previous models, extensive glass windows to minimize blind spots, and increased legroom and headroom. Also, wider opening doors allow for easy entry and exit, and an ergonomically designed suspension seat, abundant storage compartments, and an air conditioner/heater make operation comfortable and more productive |

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“The Kubota Grand L60 Series is truly the total package,” Williams said. “With a choice of five clean-emission engines and three advanced transmissions, the series offers a higher level of performance while going easy on the environment and providing exceptional value for the dollar.” For more information call 888-458-2682 or visit



what’s new» Syngenta Offers 20 New Soybean Varieties for 2014 While there isn’t a crystal ball that can predict the weather or reveal which pests will be widespread for the 2014 growing season, farmers can enable their soybeans to start strong with the right seed selection. To assist U.S. soybean farmers, Syngenta is releasing 20 new NK® brand soybean varieties for the 2014 season that offer superior performance across various environments. “A successful season begins with variety selection,” said Doug Tigges, soybean genetics product manager at Syngenta. “NK soybeans are designed to improve the soybean grower’s crop through enhanced agronomic traits and break through the yield barrier. We bring only top-performing seed varieties to the market.” NK soybeans combine ground-breaking technologies with elite genetics and industry-leading traits that offer early-season insect and disease protection to optimize overall performance and maximize yield potential. Spanning maturity groups 0 through V, the new varieties feature built-in resistance to disease pressures such as Phytophthora root rot and sudden death syndrome, and yield- robbing pests like soybean cyst nematode (SCN). “Developed from one of the most advanced germplasm pools in the industry, these new NK varieties offer versatility across varying environments, provide superior defensive packages and boost yield potential,” said Tigges. “We are looking forward to a successful 2014 season.” While it is impossible to foresee future weather and other environmental stressors, farmers can expect NK soybeans to start the season strong so they can grow more soybeans. For more information, visit NK soybeans. ____________________________________

New Category of No-nonsense Horn Fly Control Approved for Use, AiM-L VetCaps AiM-L VetCaps are a first-of-its-kind, whole-herd application, offering cattle raisers an easier way to control horn flies. Ranchers are now able to give cattle a break from flies by eliminating the need to run cattle through the chute when treatment is needed. The new delivery system available through AgriLabs® is comprised of the VetGun® and AiM-L insecticide VetCaps, developed and manufactured by SmartVet™.


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When horn fly infestations become a nuisance to cattle during hot summer months, producers can apply the VetCap as remotely as 15 to 30 feet away, without unnecessary stress and labor. The VetCap bursts upon contact with the animal, causing little or no discomfort.

requirements well suited for a smaller tank size. Tier 4i-compliant, it is equipped with the latest technology systems, is easy to operate and, like larger RoGator models, features an application-specific cab design that maximizes operator comfort and safety.

“The VetGun delivery system and AiM-L VetCaps are a logical choice to control horn flies, giving you total flexibility to decide when and where you want to dose your cattle. The time savings, among other attributes, makes life easier for you and the animals. It’s more efficient, plain and simple,” says Adam Yankowsky, business unit manager for livestock products, AgriLabs. The rancher can deliver the insecticide without corralling or running the animals through a chute. By handling the cattle in a manner that they are familiar with, the rancher can deliver the VetCaps in a more effective way. “The patented VetGun delivery system removes the need for additional labor or special handling facilities, making it ideal for operations that may not have sufficient working facilities or labor available to move and work cattle, particularly when it is hot. One person could dose at least 100 head in a fraction of the time it would require with other methods,” noted Randall Tosh, general manager, SmartVet. “The VetGun system is proving to be an excellent tool in low stress handling systems,” added Tosh. “With this new application system, cattle ranchers will find that horn fly control can be quicker, easier and safer with immediate results that go straight to the bottom line. It truly is a new category of horn fly control.”

“From the ground up, the RG700 is designed to deliver exceptional precision and performance at the top of its class,” said Mark Sharitz, director of marketing for AGCO Application Equipment. “No matter what the conditions, the RG700 provides all the power and dependability to get in the fields and get the job done.” The RG700 offers an industry-leading AWD Smart Drive System™, even weight distribution and Parallel C-channel flex frame, all of which combine to provide consistent field speed without shifting and excellent traction with all four wheels remaining on the ground. The result is a smoother ride, less wear and tear on the booms, and more precise product application, even under varying field conditions. Other key features include: •

Powerful, high-torque engine – With 165-hp, the RG700’s engine is more powerful than many competitive sprayers, and produces more torque that provides consistent power to pull through hills, rough terrain and soft, wet ground. The RG700 is equipped with AGCO’s advanced selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology that meets EPA Tier 4i requirements without sacrificing power and provides better fuel economy.

Adjustable track widths – Two axle configurations (narrow and standard) allow for multiple track widths to operate quickly and easily through a wide variety of crops, crop heights and field conditions.

Application cab design – All RoGator models feature the industry’s only cabs designed specifically for application, built with operator comfort and safety top of mind. The RG700 has a six-post cab design that provides a wide, panoramic front windshield and curved windows in the corners for unmatched visibility; folded booms that rest below the sightlines for better road visibility; wider platforms and a lower first step onto the walkway that provide easier, safe access; sound-dampening materials for a quieter ride; and an ergonomic armrest and joystick configuration that controls all functions for field operations, so operators

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Efficient reload station design – The reload station is designed for a quick, simple and safe reload process. The liquid system is designed to achieve maximum output flow and industryleading tip-to-tip application accuracy.

Leading technology systems – From sprayer and boom height controllers to assisted steering systems to the RoGator Management Center and AGCOMMAND® telemetry system for monitoring machine performance data, the RG700 is fitted with the latest technology systems to maximize productivity and profitability.

“The addition of the RG700 to our industry-leading RoGator and TerraGator® lineup reinforces our commitment to the application industry by providing the best machines for growers and professional operators across North America,” Sharitz said. “We look forward to showcasing this new machine at farm shows and regional events this fall.” For more information, visit RG700. ____________________________________

New Spray Nozzle Technologies Boost Product Performance A new suite of tools to boost crop protection placement and performance is available to farmers and custom spray applicators. AppliMax Spray Performance Tools include nozzle performance and spray application measurement and testing systems, and spray nozzle lights to improve the application of crop protection products. “Spray nozzles are the smallest part of your sprayer but can make the biggest difference in effective, uniform application,” says Robert Letkeman, director of sales ATI Agritronics Inc. “Our new technology means farmers and custom applicators can ensure optimal spray application and even offer more accurate night time application options.” These new technologies, developed and distributed by ATI Agritronics Inc., are transforming the application of crop protection sprays by extending application opportunities to nighttime spraying and maximizing product performance through increased placement accuracy. AppliMax Spray Performance Tools provide everything a farmer or custom applicator needs to optimize spray product placement. Spray Performance Tools include a spray boom remote control, spray nozzle calibrator, nozzle pressure tester, water pH tester, wind meter, nozzle cleaners and safety equipment.

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“AppliMax spray nozzle lights are opening application opportunities – allowing nighttime spraying when there is typically less wind, reducing spray drift,” says Letkeman. “Slower evaporation of crop protection product occurs at night with cooler temperatures, allowing better plant absorption.” High intensity LED lights on the AppliMax spray nozzle illuminate spray patterns, making it easier for operators to make sure nozzles are spraying correctly. The lights also include the patent pending Strobe spray pattern diagnostic setting to “freeze” the pattern and highlight distortions from blockage or wear. AppliMax spray nozzle lights fit most sprayers and are now available for Case, New Holland, John Deere and most other brands. AppliMax Spray Performance Tools and spray nozzle lights are available from local dealers or by visiting ____________________________________

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to one of my customers, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if we had a hydraulic drawbar?’” stated Van Oss, “and then I searched online and found there was one already on the market.” Van Oss has already sold several ProTrakker systems to growers looking to plant accurate and repeatable rows on various sizes and slopes of hills, and expects more of his customers to follow suit soon. Simon Hill of Gnowangerup in Western Australia was drawn to the ProTrakker because of its ability to help farmers in the region to overcome dry conditions when planting staple crops such as wheat, barley, and canola. The accuracy of the guidance system allows growers to follow the previous year’s furrows so the seeds can have access to stored moisture in the soil. “The ProTrakker enables us to follow these existing pathways and establish a crop on extreme minimum rainfall without changing the soil profile of an entire field,” states Hill. Hill went on to say that he expects to gain even greater benefit in his second year using the ProTrakker, once rows are further straightened and repeatable. “We know we have a versatile, quality product and are extremely pleased that customers across the globe are discovering the many benefits of ProTrakker,” said Cory Miller, President of Protrakker’s manufacturer MBW Products. ProTrakker puts growers in control of their implement with precision GPS steering and sub-inch accuracy. With three available models and a variety of applications, ranging from planters to sprayers to strip-till machines, ProTrakker can work with virtually any setup. For more information, talk to your nearest precision agriculture dealer, call 877-568-4240 or visit

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Pathways Through Agriculture by Kayla Degner

Raising 4-H Sheep: We Weren’t Always Just ‘Wooling’ Around


can’t say I loved every minute of raising sheep, but I am sure glad I did it. As soon as I was old enough, my responsibility was to take care of the sheep at my neighbor’s farm. The sheep were my brother’s and I. Every year we had about

fifty ewes that we bred. The baby lambs always arrived around Christmas. We would check the barn every couple hours during the lambing season to see if we had any new arrivals. The twins and triplets were the hardest to take care of because the ewe wouldn’t always claim the lambs. That is when bottle-feeding came into play. Any baby lamb you bottle fed would follow you around no matter how old they were. Once the lambs were a week or two old we would give them their necessary shots and band the little boys. I don’t enjoy needles much, so I usually just caught the lambs and had my brother give the shots. The process was the same every year but it was a good project to watch the timeline of the lambs and seeing the end product. Our lambs were also a 4-H project every summer. In my opinion, sheep are very, very


stubborn! Breaking our 4-H lambs was always a long, hot process that took many days. Between my brother and I we usually showed market lambs at the county and state fair. This 14 year flock of sheep also helped me attain my Iowa FFA Degree


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hael: Dear Mic

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This includes any real estate or tangible

not the ten percent will be based on the Fair Market

property held within ‘pass through’ entities

Value (FMV) of the asset, the possible lesser value of

– such as corporations, S-corporations,

FMV brought on by fractured ownership interest of an

LLC’s and LLP’s and even some trusts.

LLP or LLC, or what type of valuation method the state

Additionally, on this part of the tax law, the state wants to make this part of the

of Minnesota is going to allow residents – and nonresidents – to use as a valuation method.

law to non-residents ‘retroactive’ to

The information piece I have also does not state whether

January 1st, 2013.

or not ‘prior gifts’ given would be used as a part of the

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The history on ‘retroactive’ tax bills hasn’t been real good for any government entity that’s tried to make them a part of law. I would assume

‘lifetime’ gifts. In other words, if I gave away two million dollars last year, do I immediately pay ten percent on future gifts?

that any non-resident who made good faith gifts prior

Based on the prior bombs they dropped in this legislation,

to the enactment of this law will soon be getting in line

I wouldn’t expect any breaks off of the FMV and or

I hate to say it, but yes, it’s true. The state of Minnesota

with the Supreme Court with all of the other people who

appraised value, but I don’t know.

is rolling out a new tax on gifts of more than $1,000,000

made good faith gifts without knowledge of this.

Dear Taxing:

per person and it is effective July 1st, 2013. The tax will be a whopping ten percent of the value of any gifts over and above a one million dollar lifetime exemption. There are a few things to state about this new tax bill and, just to forewarn you, none of them are good. One, they made this announcement of these new taxes somewhere between June 1st and June 13th and gave the residents of Minnesota less than two weeks’ notice about a huge change in the way the state of Minnesota will receive taxes from their residents.

It’s amazing when there’s something

cash strapped to meet their costs of highways, Medicaid, Medicare, etc., etc.

kept on it until it’s sprung on you.

no way to tell you how this is going to work regarding

When about two thousand people get lined up with the Federal Supreme Court to hear court cases on the ‘retroactivity’ of this law to pay taxes to the state of Minnesota, I’m guessing it’ll go the way of other Minnesota for bucking history. Third, this tax of ten percent starts at a one million dollar of currently $14,000 per year per person). The federal

notice before a momentous – and there’s no way to

government does not start charging taxes on gifts or

understate how big this is – smacks of a fox trap on the

estates on anything over a five million dollar lifetime

part of Minnesota legislators. It’s amazing when there’s


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Dropping this to one million dollars at a ten percent rate is like a forty percent increase in estate taxes on

Second, the state not only is going to collect these

the federal level. People would be marching down

taxes on all things given within the state to Minnesota

Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. if they

residents, but they are going to collect this tax on non-

increased the federal estate and gift tax by forty percent

residents, as well, on any real estate or ‘tangible’ property

with pitchforks and hot oil. We almost saw that in

gifted of property in the state of Minnesota. If I’m a

January of this year when the estate tax law was subject

resident of North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, or any state

to running out on December 31st, 2012 and returning to

and I wanted to make a gift of Minnesota owned land or

one million dollars.

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gifts mandated by the state of Minnesota and I have prior gifts, valuation of the gifts themselves or how

But only giving the people of Minnesota two weeks’

can be kept on it until it’s sprung on you.

make this change to avoid this ten percent tax on assets over and above the one million dollar lifetime limit on

exemption per person (less any exclusionary federal gifts

something this big –like this new tax - just how tight a lid

or gifting a part of Minnesota – have about one week to

this big just how tight a lid can be

retroactive tax bills and get shot down. But kudos to

I understand the challenges many states have, being

You folks who were planning on gifting in Minnesota –

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Farm & Ranch Life

Michael R. Rosmann, Ph.D.

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Employment is Vital, Especially for Farm People Employment and economic success are vital to our well-being. Persons engaged in agriculture, like everybody else, are pleased when success occurs in their chosen vocation but particularly sensitive to feelings of failure that accompany loss of the farm or layoffs from agricultural occupations. Agriculture is a vocational path that entails production of items we need to survive: food and material for clothing, shelter and fuel. That others depend on agriculture contributes to the agrarian population feeling vulnerable when problems occur that stop farmers from working. Unemployment is a threat to our well-being. Few circumstances in life can erode our sense of self-worth more than becoming unemployed. Remaining unemployed when others are gainfully working heightens our despair. The urge to produce food, clothing, shelter and fuel, along with the urge to acquire the resources that enable us to produce these necessities, is a basic human drive. The drive is somewhat akin to territoriality in animals, but more complicated. Survival of the human species is dependent on this drive, called the agrarian imperative. Even if we are not engaged in agriculture as our life’s work, we feel the need to take care of our families and to contribute to the overall welfare of the human population. We can’t all be farmers or ranchers; the vast majority of people in the industrialized world have other occupations that earn income for the care of their families and communities. Indeed, some nonfarm family businesses (e.g., a family-owned restaurant or dealership) are passed from one generation to the next and their attachments to the business are much like those of agricultural producers to their land. When business closure occurs or when employees are laid off, the unemployed people become scared they won’t be able to take care of their families, and sometimes even themselves.

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Unemployed people feel shame, fear that they won’t obtain a new job, and uncertainty about being able to fulfill obligations such as to pay for their children’s healthcare and educations. Most unemployed people feel they are a drain on society during this time, when what they want most is to be contributors. Initially, when the bad news becomes a reality, we gear up to deal with assumed and real threats by invoking the fight/flight/ freeze response, which I wrote about in June 2012. In other words, we try to cope with unemployment, but when unemployment becomes chronic, we wear out from the stress. Over time, anxiety and apprehension give way to depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts. Then, hopelessness, helplessness, frustration, and anger become the primary feelings associated with unemployment. Long-term stress takes a toll on our immune system. I drew on a meta-analysis of 30 years of inquiry by Drs. Suzanne C. Segerstrom and Gregory E. Miller that was published in July 2004 in the Psychological Bulletin for an explanation. Acute stressors lasting minutes to several hours actually fortify our immune system, for our bodies temporarily produce more neutrophil and macrophage cells that congregate and produce toxic substances that fight invading pathogens. Antibodies can accumulate, natural killer cells are released and proteins are released that produce inflammation–the body’s signal that it is fighting invading pathogens. Segerstrom and Miller indicate when stress becomes chronic, such as unemployment, almost all functions of the immune system become negatively affected. The immune system can become overwhelmed by bacterial or viral pathogen invasions because of its weakened defenses. The body’s defense system can also undergo mutations that allow already existing |

predispositions to diseases, such as many cancers, to emerge. Behavioral health difficulties also increase during unemployment, as illustrated by a small rise in the U.S. suicide rate during the current recession. Sometimes the effects are felt by the unemployed after a recession as well. A longitudinal study authored by Drs. Anthony Garcy and Denny Vagero in the June 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, reports that the suicide rate of 3.4 million Swedish men and women did not change during their deep economic recession from 1993-1996, but the suicide rate of men who remained unemployed over the next five years increased significantly in comparison to employed men, while the suicide rate for Swedish women did not change significantly, whether employed or not employed. The effects of unemployment are more pronounced for farm men than for those not engaged in farming. The suicide rate of displaced farm men quadrupled the rate of suicide of nonfarm men during the U.S. recession in the 1980s. The suicide rate of women indicates they were less affected by unemployment than men. Women shared the economic

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Anyway, we put about 50 pounds of good apples into a sturdy cardboard box with air holes in it, covered the whole box with some plastic shopping bags loosely taped to the outside of the box. We then put the box on a shelf in the extra refrigerator we have in the basement. This worked really well and we had fresh apples all winter and well into spring.

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I’ve always stored pumpkins, squash, onions, potatoes and carrots in the basement in a cool corner and they pretty well last until late spring. If anything starts to get soft, like a pumpkin, I feed it to my chickens as a special treat.

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When I have time, I cook the carrots, potatoes, etc. and freeze them for future meals of soups, stews, and meat pies using the ‘planed over’ bits of roast beef or other cooked meats and mixing in all kinds of vegetables. I can put an assortment in the slow cooker, be gone for the day and know there is a hot meal waiting at home. All I have to do is dish it up!

How to Save Money by Home Preserving PRESERVING: An old-fashioned word for saving things; in this case, FOOD for your table. I keep hearing talk in the media about folks being ‘food insecure’, which means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Perhaps they could take a lesson from some of the ‘old folks’. Home canning is one of the most effective ways to save those precious grocery dollars. The fine art of canning food was one of the first things I began to master as a new bride. I raised my first garden with the help of my father-in-law and some of my neighbors. They shared plants from their established gardens, and gave me a lot of helpful advice. I still have the gooseberry and raspberry bushes, asparagus bed, rhubarb patch and the ever-bearing strawberries to this day–old heirloom varieties that are probably long gone from the ‘official’ list of garden plants.

We had lots of company as the new couple in the neighborhood, and some of the relatives stayed for several days at a time. My sisters and brothers and various assorted cousins and neighbor kids taught me that kids will try anything at least once! We didn’t have a garden when I was growing up so the raw green beans, peas, radishes, and other things eaten right in the garden was an experience. My cousins would sit in the green bean rows and gobble down several handfuls of freshly picked green beans, pull up the radishes and carrots, wipe the dirt off on their jeans and chomp away! The pea patch was always the biggest ‘draw’. Raw peas straight from the pod were like candy to those kids. We would walk down to the garden after the kids had been visiting and my husband would say, ”Looks like the Jolly Green Giant has visited again” as he viewed rows of peas stripped of their bounty and between the rows, empty pea pods. Needless to say, we didn’t have many frozen peas that year. (Those same kids would look at cooked vegetables on the dinner table and remark, ”I don’t like that stuff!” having never tried it at all–until they ate it fresh from the garden and decided it was pretty good after all!) Canners, jars and rings, lids, picking wild fruit, plums, chokecherries, buffalo berries, currants for jelly-making A12

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(complete with chigger/tick bites) was all part of the learning experience of this town girl when I married my cowboy and moved to the country. I did get a lot of free information from the Extension Office. The agents have all sorts of recipe books and instructions on safe canning/freezing procedures that were more than useful to me. This is one service of our federal government that I am much in favor of: Teaching people how to preserve food for future use. Good food, with no chemicals or additives. There are groups in several towns now that have a program called ‘Bountiful Baskets’, where a person joins and pays a fee for the produce. It is very fresh, and varies from one delivery to the next. (What a great way to introduce your children to new foods.) Farmers Markets abound in most urban areas as well as in the smaller towns. The food is perfectly fresh, and you can visit with the one who grew the food!

My whole point is, can, freeze or dry any extra produce that comes your way as the growing season winds down. This will save you many precious dollars during the wintertime, when heating bills always take a bigger bite of the family budget. Then you won’t have to raid Fort Knox just to eat! Till next time...


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Your friends will give you baskets of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, etc. Much of the time gardeners would rather give the produce away than to let it go to the compost heap. Some years here, we’ve had hoards of grasshoppers or sudden hailstorms that have completely wiped out my garden, but friends always come to my rescue with bushels of tomatoes, baskets of cucumbers, boxes of fall apples, grapes, etc.

I don’t like to spray if I don’t have to. If it doesn’t bite or sting, I use the ‘tape it’ method to dispose of a critter that finds it’s way to a windowsill or is walking around on the curtains, wallpaper, or that new paint job.

One year, a friend who lives 15 miles from me gave me about 20 five gallon buckets of cucumbers. I made over 100 quarts of pickles and relishes from those ‘gift cucumbers’ and they lasted for several years. In fact, we gave some of the jars away in our Christmas boxes to friends. The hail that got the garden also wiped out our grain crop and most of the hay so $$$ were mighty short that year! Another friend called and told me to come get some apples, so, away I went and was blessed with between eight or nine bushels of beautiful freshly picked fall apples, and she even told me how to preserve them and gave me several of her really good recipes! I sorted through the apples like she told me, and any that had bruised spots or any damaged were ‘worked up’ at once into apple butter (about 30 pints of it), and several more bushels were made into apple pie filling–over 100 quarts of that! I still make that same pie filling any time I have extra apples, then I use it for crisps, tarts and cobblers as well as pies. We also tested a way to keep apples over the winter. My idea for trying this came from the commercial apple growers who keep their crops in big coolers and sell them during the winter, so there are plenty of fresh apples in the grocery stores.

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Right about now, lots of the ‘creepy crawlies’ start finding their way into our homes to make nests for winter away from the wet and cold.

No kidding, this really works: Grab your trusty clear tape, and simply stick a piece of tape to said bug! It can’t get away and can be disposed of real quickly and neatly. I just fold the tape over the critter, smash it with my fingers and drop it in the wastebasket. If it’s a beetle type, I will just step on it and then dispose of it. I know it’s just a bug, but I can’t stand the thought of it escaping and invading my space again. –tip submitted by MA, VT –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Quick Cover Up

My friend has very dark hair that will start showing grey around the edges, so in an emergency, she takes her mascara brush and lightly colors the ‘greys’ with that. It works great as a quick camouflage and washes out. –tip submitted by NV, SD –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Make Your Own Wet Wipes

You need a paper towel that can be used in the microwave for this one; the reason is that cheaper

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towels are made from recycled paper and may have tiny bits of metal imbedded in the paper, which could cause an injury to the skin.

by Barbara Tako Motivational speaker and author of Clutter Clearing Choices: Clear Clutter, Organize Your Home, & Reclaim Your Life (O Books, 2010).

First, take the cardboard core out of the center of the roll of towels and discard, and then cut the roll of paper towels in half. (I found that a bandsaw did the best job of cutting the towels with the least amount of tearing.) Next, mix 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of baby oil (scented or not, your choice), and 1 tablespoon liquid hand soap in a container with a lid. (Ask a friend who buys wipes if you can have an empty container or two.) Now put the half-roll of towels in the container and pour the water, oil, soap mixture over the towels and let it soak up. Put the towels out from the center of the roll to use them. –tip submitted by GW, MN –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Dissolve Stains And Mineral Deposits

Sprinkle a cup full of powdered Borax around the rim of your toilet bowl before bed. It will work overnight to dissolve the mineral deposits and stains. It may take more than one treatment if the porcelain is badly stained or the minerals are pretty thick. –tip submitted by SK, AZ –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Make-It-Yourself Lemon Oil Polish

Buy a one-ounce bottle of lemon oil at a craft store and a bottle of mineral oil at the drugstore. Mix 1 ½ teaspoons lemon oil with 2 cups of the mineral oil. Put this into a spray bottle and shake to combine. You can then spray the furniture, or just soak a rag in the mixture to use when you want. I keep my rag in a plastic bag alongside the bottle of lemon polish. –tip submitted by MM, IL –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Gift Idea For New Family Members: Our Family Address Book

You can get spiral notebooks that look quite nice at office supply stores and some even are alphabetized. Fill in with the names and addresses of friends and family members along with their birthdate and anniversary date. To make it extraspecial, make notes of how this person is related to or close to your family–grandmother/grandfather, step grandparents/ cousins, kids of cousins, old family friends, etc. With families of today living on both coasts, overseas and several states away, this little book can be invaluable for anyone who receives it. This makes a great gift for any new bride entering a family. –tip submitted by NF, OR –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recycled Knee Pads

I love to garden, but my old knees will only stand so much and then they rebel. I was at a yard sale a while back and spotted an old sports coat in the free stuff, so I took it home and repurposed the shoulder pads. I stitched them into the jeans I wear when I’m down on my knees weeding–the extra cushion has made a big difference! The rest of the coat went into the dog kennel for extra padding. –tip submitted by DD, MI ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– As always, if you have tips or ideas to share, send them to me at PennyWise, Box 518, Kadoka, SD 57543 or email me at Please be sure to mention this publication when you write. August 2013

Kitchen Organizing: Get Out of the Kitchen and Get Outside! Summer! I don’t know about you, but I would rather be anywhere but stuck in my hot west-facing kitchen this time of year. Here are a few quick and easy kitchenorganizing tips to help minimize your time in the kitchen this summer—we’ll work with a few questions to get you thinking. Would you ever alphabetize your spices? I never thought I would. I tried to be organized, but alphabetizing spices still struck me as going too far. Then it happened. One winter I got tired of reading all the organizing “experts” who kept saying to alphabetize those spices. It was a long night. I was bored. I decided to try it. My spices had been on a shelf in our food closet (yes, it was a “closet,” and I wouldn’t dignify it with the word “pantry.” The spices that I used most often were toward the front. Wasn’t that logical enough? As I pulled everything out, I had a few surprises. Oops. I found several duplicates, numerous dried up globs in the bottoms of very old jars, and five jars, count them, five, of something called Five Spice Powder--used for stir fry. Five Spice Powder costs about $6 per jar. I wanted $24 back! What a waste, but I was now converted to alphabetize spices. My spices are now alphabetized on wire coated racks attached to the inside of my food closet door. To all of you who still aren’t convinced, let me continue: Alphabetizing prevents duplicate purchases. It speeds menu planning because you can tell faster if you have or don’t have what you need to make the recipe. It helps you generate a shopping list faster. You can even cook faster because you won’t waste time hunting for assorted seasonings. Ultimately, you get out of your kitchen faster. Do you date your spices? I am working on this one. I have heard that spices can last as little as six months or as long as two to three years. I am not ready to throw everything out and start over (though I have a friend who did this and she claims all her food suddenly tasted better). I do keep a permanent marker in my kitchen and I have started to date new spices as they come into my house. I also try to buy the smallest spice container available. A smaller container increases the chance that I will use a spice up before it gets too old. Are your dry goods organized and stored simply? I like rectangular, airtight, see-through containers. I began this a few years ago. My husband had poured a bowl of cereal for himself from a previously opened box, and, after several bites of cereal and milk, a small spider bubbled to the surface, scrambled to the edge of the bowl, and attempted to escape. Yum. Airtight containers keep food fresher (and spider-free). Rectangular, or square containers make the best use of small spaces. No wasted corners. They will stack and fit next to each other well too.

foods together. Keeping food categorized makes it faster for you to find and inventory what you have. Are your kitchen cupboards crammed full of stuff? How many sets of dishes do you really need to store in the kitchen? You know the answer. How many coffee mugs would you ever really use all at once? Honestly, if more than six or eight people came to my house, I’d be getting out the disposables. So why was I hanging on to all those mugs dating back to my high school days? Do you have as many partial sets of unused stemware in your cupboard as I do? Consider keeping what you use and donating or storing the rest of it elsewhere. As for cookbooks, I was finally able to reduce the excessive number when it dawned on me: How many recipes for apple crisp do I really need? Many cookbooks have a lot of similar recipes in common, plus I can find recipes on the Internet. There was a bonus too. Once I weeded out my cupboards, I actually had space for a few cookbooks in my kitchen. How are those base cabinets? Does everything clatter out onto the floor when you try to make dinner? Base cabinets can be worse than uppers. Consider your pots, pans, nesting bowls, and bake-ware. Organize them to make meal preparation faster and easier. Keep only what you regularly use in these cabinets. Get rid of duplicates and extras. After all, how many sets of bowls do you really need? Nest the pots and pans. Nest the lids and store them together too. I like using a wire lid rack to hold all my lids together from smallest to largest. This makes grabbing a lid quieter now too. What kitchen clutter could you get rid of to make functioning in your kitchen easier? Here are some of my favorites to toss or to store elsewhere: extra plastic bags, plastic storage containers (especially if you can’t find the matching lids), pots you don’t use regularly, holiday platters and molds, assorted ceramic coffee mugs stacked deep in the cupboards, partial stemware sets you rarely use, duplicate utensils (Three can openers? What for?), dated or trendy appliances you haven’t used in several years, burnt and scratched pots, pans, and bakeware too yucky to use any more--you know the ones I mean. Last question: Do you have room to prepare food and a place to put it when you are ready to eat? When I manage to keep the kitchen counter free for making meals and to keep the kitchen table open for setting the table, my whole family gets in and out of the kitchen a lot faster. We have a family rule about not setting stuff on the kitchen table, and I only keep what we use every day on the counter. I hope these ideas are helpful. I am out of here! See you at the beach!

See-through containers are great because certain members of my family, who shall remain anonymous, tend to put a nearly empty cereal or cracker box right back into the cupboard. This behavior foils my shopping attempts to keep our pantry stocked. I see what looks like a full box, but it really isn’t. Surprise!

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In the Barn with 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



Measure Twice, Order Once; What You Need to Know About Manure Treatment Have you ever been absolutely sure of something, only to find out later that your facts were a little off? This time our “In the Barn with Hedgewood” column is about creating efficiencies with facts rather than guesses and what you need to know about manure treatment. 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 answer it for you.

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.


What’s the best way to save time and money when replacing my barn equipment?

A. Three words: measure, measure, measure. About 95 percent of the customers who ask for a specific replacement feeders or

form on the surface, which provides an excellent habitat for flies to reproduce. Several products are available to treat the manure in pits that will make pump-out easier and more effective, eliminate the crusting and reduce fly populations.

gating give us dimensions using what we call the Scientific Wild


They want to know about which

Guess (SWG) method and, of those, 100 percent have found,

things are best for their opera-

once they measured, that the size and features are different


tion, what’s new out there, how

than what they thought. Before you talk with your supplier, we

different brands compare, how

recommend that you take all the measurements you can and

they can save money on input costs, and so on. And they appreciate



even take a photo or two that show the products you want to order. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

earth to talk over options with.


That’s why we formed Hedge-

A. Feeders and gating can be expensive, so most companies

wood as an independent com-

don’t manufacture them until they have an order and, in some

pany, so we can help customers

cases, a down payment. If you provide the wrong dimensions,

knowledgeable and down-to-

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.

you’ve just bought a semi-load of equipment that you may not be able to use without reconfiguring your gating or other systems. That’s a cost and inconvenience that you don’t need. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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

What’s the big deal if I order the wrong size? Can’t we just swap them out for the right ones?

I recently moved to the country from town and my neighbor is building a hog barn. She says she’s doing it mostly because she wants the manure. Why would anyone do that?

A. Farmers throughout the ages have valued manure produced

Are pit treatments safe? A. Some treatment products are biological, containing

varying amounts of naturally occurring soil bacteria and enzymes to break down the manure, while others are chemicalbased, using salts and compounds to liquefy it. Both types claim to be effective as both a pit treatment and a fertilizer, but make sure to check the label for handling precautions and look for products that are non-toxic and safe to handle. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


How do I know which is going to work best for me?

A. No pit treatment can work if it’s still in the jug. If you know you’ll consistently pour it in the pit when it’s needed and remember to reorder on time, you’ll probably get satisfactory results. If you’re depending on a hired hand or don’t want to have to keep track of when you treated, you might want to invest in an injection system holds a year’s worth of product and automatically shoots into the right places in the pit. Some manufacturers even offer a buy-back guarantee on their product, on the condition that it’s applied using the injection system so they know the product has been used correctly.

by their animals for its ability to rebuild soil structure and


fertility in crop ground, practicing sustainability long before

If you’d like more information on the equipment or products

the term was coined. By utilizing the manure from a hog barn,

we’ve mentioned, please give Kelly a call or text at 515-851-

your neighbor is not only growing bacon and pork chops, she

9194 or shoot us an email at

is using natural, sustainable fertilization to replace nutrients

Thanks for spending a little time with us today. We’ll see you

used up by last year’s crop and to ensure there is enough

next time at “In the Barn with Hedgewood”.


fertility to support next year’s crops. In turn, the crop goes into

The work that U.S. farmers

livestock feed which supports more animals, which produce


more…, well, you get the picture.

Kelly Daniels is a long-time pork production manager and, more recently,

world live healthier and safer


worked with farmers as an equipment representative for one of the oldest

lives than ever before. We feel blessed to be able to work in


names in the industry. Leah Daniels is the owner of NewsWorks, a strategic

agriculture every day and to be

A. It can be. Stored in pits, the manure contains nutrients and

with the National Pork Board to create an on-farm crisis communications tool

organic material the soil needs, but has not been exposed to the

for that enables farmers to effectively manage through incidents that can impact

soil bacteria and enzymes nature uses to break down organic

lives and reputations.

do helps people around the

able to use our skills in keeping agriculture strong. – Kelly and Leah

August 2013

Is it a problem to get the manure pumped out of the pit and into the ground?

communications firm that provides marketing and public relations services to companies and associations, primarily in the pork industry. She recently worked

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• Patented shredder chamber handles bales in any condition • 40 flails with increased r.p.m. along with 9 slug bars and max stripper

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• Increases feed efficiency • One man operation • Process hay, straw, silage and stover bales

Big Capacity. Big Power. Big Value. 2650 Balebuster • Patented shredder chamber handles bales in any condition • Right hand discharge • Self loading two bale processor • One man operation • Saves up to 30% on hay and straw • Great for bedding or erosion control





3115 320th Street Hull, IA 51239 712-439-2081 | 866-918-2081


Sigourney, IA 641-622-3838


Centerville, IA 641-437-4100


The Haybuster dealer network is committed to providing customers with the highest level of service and fast, dependable parts support.

Bloomfield, IA 641-664-3500 B8

800-622-8836 |

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207 S. Borud St., Winger, MN 56592 218-938-4131

TITAN MACHINERY - ALBERT LEA 77847 209th Street Albert Lea, MN 56007 507-373-9114 Email:


443 Center Street Lake Wilson, MN 56151 507-879-3593 | 800-821-7092


8399 72nd Street SW Howard Lake, MN 55349 320-543-3523 “New & used equipment available” Wisconsin

BALLWEG IMPLEMENT CO., INC. Highway 68 West Waupun, WI 53963 920-324-3537

August 2013

HUGE Value!



EDGE TO EDGE™ 64 Inch 9,700 Foot TT+ 48 Inch 13,200 Foot TT+


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CoverEdge™ 67 Inch 9,000 Foot TT+ 51 Inch 12,100 Foot TT+


BUY NETTING TO SWEAR BY .­ ..NOT AT! See Your John Deere Dealer Today!

John Deere Cover Edge™ and Edge to Edge™ Will Work in Competitive Balers

Call 1.800.201.3414 today for your free brochure or visit us online at

NEW0 0 BT 4 Bulk r e Tend

3 models & 6 sizes BOX SCRAPERS




Box Scrapers • Pull-Type Graders Earth Packers • Rolling Stalk Cutters Forced-Ejection Scrapers • Bulk Seed Tenders Box Seed Tenders • Grass Seeders



Strobel Manufacturing, Inc. 308-548-2254 August 2013 |

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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

Tree Terminator For 12” Diameter Trees

The original Tree Terminator tree shear designed to withstand continued use on medium-sized trees to give years of trouble free operation. • Use for thinning or clearing overgrown pastures • Leaves minimal ground disturbance • Includes a brush guard with screen • Sprayer, swivel, and grapple options available • Models available for cutting 5”, 12”, or 20” diameter trees

Spread The Fines

Eliminate: Coring Blending Hotspots

Mounts on skidloaders, front-end tractor loaders, and 3-pt. hitch. Also available the “Tree Terminator Grande” for 20” diameter trees

Rotary Mower STANDARD FEATURES • Floating deck to follow contour of land. • Leveling wheel to ensure level cut on any terrain. • Lift limit chain for safety. • Cushion valve for fast shutdown. • Bi-directional cutting for extended blade life. • Heavy duty construction. • Two year warranty on all welded components.

Uniform Airflow

“The Specialist in Heavy Duty Equipment”

Store and Ship Your Grain at Market Moisture! Call 1-800-203-5669 or visit B10

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11200 Turkey Ridge Drive • Plato, MO 65552 417-458-4350 • FAX 417-458-3243

August 2013

Process your own meat... the natural way. The Original

American Meat Grinders

The Clamp Meat Chopper The Screw Down Meat Chopper

The Sausage Stuffer

Precision Counts…

Weigh Accurately

Portable Platform Scales

Semi-Truck Platform Scales

The Cherry Stoner 8'x10'', 8'x16' and 8'x20' to hold up to 20–1,000 lb. animals.

A company dedicated to the American people and providing quality workmanship.

Call 1-800-683-5858 531 Old Skippack Road Harleysville, PA 19438

Portable Chute Scales 36" x 8' and 30" x 8' with winch assembly.

Seed Tender Scales

Model 640M Chute Scales

Rebuilt Digital Components Available

Cake Feeder Scales for Under $1,000


Introducing NEW SMART LOAD features automatically records truckloads.

Multi-Purpose Scales

On the Web:

Made in the USA

Grain Cart Scales Wide selection of indicators depending on harvest information needs.

Model 3060

Livestock Scales

Pricess start as low a00 $73

8'x10' is std.; 10'x10', 10'x12' and 10'x14' available; platform up to 70,000 lb. capacity.

Big Dog Scrapers Many sizes/capacities

Up to 5,000 lb. system for around the farm ideas. Complete with compact readout. 12V or 110AC. Load cells act as bolt-on feet.


2403 26th Ave. Central City, NE 68826

• Unique blade cuts 1" to 24" diameter trees and brush • Rotates 180° to prune or cut downed trees • S5 tooling steel cutting blade with Kodiak carbide replaceable teeth • Electrical interface "Plug & Play" allows use of OEM controls on most machines



• Power rotate 0° to 110° • Cuts up to a 14” tree in one cut • Converts your single hydraulics to dual hydraulics • Fits most skid loaders with 2 pin hitch system • US Patent 7,938,153 • Three models, all available in 1” thick high tensile steel • Abrasion resistant tines break concrete • Handle hay, logs, steel, debris and more • Designed to gain power as jaws close for powerful clamping and crushing

866-567-9618 Proudly from Sidney, Iowa August 2013 |

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Independent Livestock Equipment Distributor


DANIELS DOUBLE WIDE WORKING ALLEY Our Double Wide Working Alley has completely replaced the snake alleys and tubs for effectively working with cattle, buffalo, sheep and other livestock. Standard Features:

• Simple design cuts installation and maintenance costs • Deep trough and 15" wide belt moves high quantities of feed fast

Standard Features:

• Lengths from 24' to 198' in 6-inch increments

• Heavy duty long-lasting galvanized steel construction

• All galvanized 14 ga. construction

• Fixed gear box drive unit drives the shuttle feeder smoothly

• Large 8" belt idler is crowned and self-cleaning

• Easy to maintain

• Select from one or two-way plows

• Single automatic reversing motor with torque limiter protection

• Large 8" diameter belt drive with rubber lags to keep belt straight

• High capacity feed handling

• Plow speed between 48' to 36' per minute (depending on pulley)

BERG 9104 CHAIN CONVEYOR features the following: • Can move feed up to 80 feet

• Length can be changed on the job

• Chain speed can range between 105-175 FPM • Maximum span allowed 20 feet

• Reversing options at no additional cost

DANIELS PORTABLE SQUEEZE CHUTE Every part is replaceable without welding. Safe for both operator and livestock – quiet, gentle, efficient and easy to use. Chute has 18 access points; mounting brackets for attachment of scales.

• Easy chain tightening

• Optional decline & detachable chain

Call 1-800-793-4283

• Pintle chain is standard

3297 N. Prairie Trace Road, Sutherland, NE 69165

We recommend Justice Brothers JB-80 and Heavy Duty Chain Lube to prepare your farm equipment for planting and harvest



• Big Square, Big Round Bales • Heavy Duty • Double acting hydraulic lift • 10’x24’ Bed • 8 Bolt Hubs

Tandem Bale Racks


• Heavy Duty • All Steel Construction • Guaranteed To Trail • 10’x24’ or 10’x30’ bed



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• 8-10-12-15 & 20 ton wagons • Professional welding • Proven reliability • Extended reach available for easy connection • Steering axle has brass bushings and end thrust bearings

Land Rollers • 24” drum diameter, 1/2” drum wall thickness • 6-hole hub rated to industry max of 5,000 lbs. • Wing steering for easy folding • 2-7/16 bearings for proven performance • All pivots are grease zirc fitted

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14451 430th St. • Bertha, MN 56437


August 2013





The Maxistab outriggers start at 6' all the way up to 27'.


DEL Hydraulics USA

Phone: (716) 853-7996 ‡ Fax: (716) 853-8003 Star Hill Solutions Inc. 1-877-798-JAWZ (5299)

Make YOU and your BULL happy today!

With the new “California


3 Bulls don’t like being in a chute too long 3 You don’t want to be under the bull too long! Easily places bands in just seconds!!! The price will make you even happier!

Star Hill Jawz is the premium grabbing tool designed for pullling invasive shrubs and trees, including roots, from the ground. Hear what one of our customers has to say!

1-877-798-JAWZ (5299)

“The easiest of all the banders we have used” Gary Fritsch, Fayetteville, TX

Money Back Guarantee Call today 800-847-2533 See video at or call for a free demonstration DVD August 2013 |

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Ag Tanks The EPA mandates a SPCC plan for any petroleum installations of more than 1320 total gallons. Double wall tanks or Containment Systems meet all the specifications needed.

Tanks We manufacture horizontal and vertical double wall, portable fuel, pickup, fertilizer and water tanks in standard sizes as well as to your custom specification.

Containment Systems Custom sized galvanized containment systems for any quantity and size of fuel tanks. Containments available in Round, Oval, Square, & Rectangle.

4401 W Main Ave • Fargo, ND 701-282-2345 220 4th St NW • Huron, SD 605-352-8643

Introducing The New Schiltz



Push Blade works on any tractor, payloader or skidloader for moving rocks, cleaning feedlots and leveling dirt. CUSTOM MADE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

The Perfect AUGER

for Bins with concrete or aeration floors • • • • •

Affordable Easy to install Hydraulic or Electric Custom built for your bin Single motor drive system

800-658-3637 B14

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August 2013


Put a Cummins in Your Truck

Perhaps your looking for a Eaton II series pump for your Rogator, or a combine pump for your John Deere. Maybe its a gear pump you need for the back of your pump. Check us out, we may have it.

SOON TO COME! More pictures to be posted on our website. Visit us on Facebook.

We rebuild Hydraulic Pumps, Motors, Valves, & Cylinders.

We also sell PTO’s & Wet Kits.


Now Repairing

Hydraulic Cylinders

Today’s equipment runs on hydraulics and we can rebuild your hydraulics for less!

• Conversion Kits • Complete Conversions • Wiring Services • So Much More! • Technical Support



We service combines, crop sprayers (Rogator™) and skid loaders etc. Get your harvest tune up now and save!

Conversion specialists


• Lengths with 16” 10 ply tires • Ratcheting tie down • LED Tail Lights OPTIONS • Electric Brakes • 32’ and 38’ lengths 7000# Torsion axle easy lube hub with 8 bolt hub & 16” 10 ply tires

BALE CARRIER • 8 Place – 18,000# Max. Load 4x10 Main Frame • 10 Place – 24,000# Max. Load 4x12 Main Frame • 10 Place HD – 28,000# Max. Load 4x12 Main Frame • 12 Place – 34,000# Max. Load 4x12 Main Frame






STANDARD FEATURES • Independent front suspension • NEW 12” wide easy adjustable wrench free saddles • 6000# torsion axle with easy lube hub on the 32’ and 38’ lengths • 7000# torsion axle with easy lube and 8 bolt hub on the 42’ and 48’ • Telescoping Tongue with quick latch & safety chain




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406-755-8878 Kalispell, MT

HyGrade P T G ULL


Designed With the Farmer in Mind


Built Rugged,

Because Tough Jobs Need Tough Equipment.

10 HD, 12’, 14’ & 16’ Rear Steer Models • Blade moves up to 5’ left and right of the tractor • Great for filling in washouts • Building & repairing terraces • Drainage ditch building & cleaning • Cleaning feed lots

10 Models Available

MODEL 1400

• 10’ HD, 12’, 14’ & 16’ blade width from 120-400 H.P. • 45° blade angle • 15° blade tilt • Hydraulically controlled from tractor seat

MODEL 1000 • 8’ & 10’ models for 25-100 H.P. • Hydraulically controlled blade, angle, tilt, up & down from tractor seat


Call For A Dealer Near You • Dealer Inquiries Welcome

Johnson Mfg., Inc. Toll Free 1-800-874-5600

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Ph: (204) 325-4798 Fax: (204) 325-4055


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BARIBEAU IMPLEMENT CO., INC. 2209 U.S. Hwy. 8 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-1138 1671 20 1/2 Street Rice Lake, WI 54868 715-234-2144


TITAN MACHINERY-CENTER POINT 4250 Grain Lane Center Point, IA 52213 319-849-3889




1820 East Bridge Street Redwood Falls, MN 56282 507-644-4400

1296 Hardin Road, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 641-648-4231

CNH Capital and Case IH are registered trademarks of CNH America LLC.


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O'CONNELL FARM DRAINAGE PLOWS, INC. The Affordable Way to Tile Your Fields Building Quality Tile Plows Since 1983

Available in 3-Point Hitch and Pull-Type Models Our design pulls straight through the soil for better grade control and easier pulling Our tile plows can be pulled with a 200 HP Frt. Wheel Assist Tractor

Laser or GPS receiver mounts standard on all units Installs up to 8" tile, up to 5 1/2 ft. deep 563-920-6304 • Potosi, WI 53820



Radiant Waste Oil Furnaces Diesel Heaters and Boilers

‘08 or ‘09 Columbia 48" Mid Roof As low as 14,475 lbs. dry weight

• High Quality Pre-Owned Trucks • Professionally Detailed-ready to go to work! • 450 HP Multiple Engines • 10 Speed • Steer Tech Front Axles • All Aluminum Wheels • Air Ride • Cab Extenders

• DOT • Fresh Service • Inspected • Southern Trucks • Will Remove Roof Deflectors

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Reconditioned Heaters Karcher Commercial Floor Care

07 Sterling LT9522 Quad, Milk Tank, MBE 450, 8LL, TufTrac Suspension, 18,000# Front, 40,000# Rear, DOT. 100146

Western Star, 203,334 Miles, 430 HP Det. Series 60, Jake, Allison Automatic, 20K# Frt / 46K# Rear, Full Lockers, Double Frame, Will Separate, 3 Units 364180

06 CL12042 S/A, 425 12.7 L Series 60, FRO14210C, 12/23, Air Ride Cab / Suspen., 214K Miles, Service Records, New Tires and Brakes. 268205

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2007 Columbia, Detroit or MBE 450 HP, Jake, 10 Speed, Air Slide 5th, Air Ride, 171” WB, DOT, Multiple Units. 101463

Iowa Dubuque 800-553-3642 Decorah 888-545-9297 Davenport 800-397-3399 Cedar Rapids 800-332-6158

Wisconsin Appleton 800-236-5271 Green Bay 800-622-6962 Milwaukee 800-236-6061 Madison 800-837-7367 Marinette 888-315-5995 Minocqua 715-358-5200 Shullsburg 800-362-1313 Wausau 800-348-9195


Specialized product lines to clean and heat your shop.



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The Hardy Outside Furnace. First On The Market, Best In The Field!

• Grain Vacuum system moves grain by air • New dust removal system • Hinged cyclone eliminates lifting and provides narrow transport • Rear entry receiver lets you view unloading spout

Alligator Nozzle 5”, 6” or 7” clean-up nozzle for any make grain vac.

• No smoke, ashes or wood trash inside house • Burns up to 16-inch diameter log • Hot water for household use • Burns up to 30-inch long wood • Use present central duct or baseboard system • May be located 10-100 feet from house • All Stainless Steel construction

• 7” Low Profile & 4’ Ramps • High Volume Single Discharge • Unload Grain Safely • Drive Over Easily • Electric or Hydraulic Drive • Stationary Models Available • Quick to Set-up, Unload and Transport • Versatile For Trucks and Gravity Wagons



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34702 640th Ave. • Butterfield, MN 56120 Web: • E-mail:

PH/FAX (507) 956-3631


The Big Bale Specialist • Knotter Parts • Stuffer Area • Plunger Parts • Pick-up Parts • Packer Cranks • Haydogs • Electrical Parts • Hydralic Parts • Bale Chutes



• Accumulator Parts • Knotter Blowers • Tires • Windguards • Clutches & Brakes • Driveline Parts • Liners • Shields



Maize Corporation: We have the parts you need to keep you up and running.


Replacement Parts for Hesston©, Massey®, Challenger® and Case® 8000 Series Balers



Maize Corporation now provides parts for windrowers and swathers


Your headquarters for New and Used Hay and Forage Equipment

888-722-8710 Shipped The Same Day.


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August 2013

“I CAN’T KEEP MY END ROWS IN THE GROUND.” “And my central fill seed hoppers are causing lots of sidewall compaction and pinch row problems with my center rows.”

MY PLANTING SOLUTION >> KINZE 3600 16R PLANTER bulk fill fill planter Hydraulic Weight Transfer … AAbulk planterwith with Hydraulic Weight Transfer... and for split rows, a double and fortoolbar split rows, a double toolbar pushbalance, row frame with push frame row units forwith better better residue flow, easier units for better balance, better residue flow, easier transport... and the latest in precision ag technologies. transport … and the latest in precision ag technologies.

Contact your authorized Kinze dealer today to learn more! 0000 Street name City, State ZIP

Up to 750 bushels per min. unloading capacity.

1100, 1300 900, 1100, and 1500 1300 and bushel 1500 bushel capacities. capacities.

Your Dealer Name


Unmatched line of sight operator visibility. Less fatigue. Less neck strain.

Resale value often times exceeds original purchase price.

Pivoting vertical auger lets you control adjustments (over 2' of height and nearly 2’ of reach).

Powder coat finish for increased life and durability.

Contact your authorized KINZE dealer today to learn more!


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TITAN MACHINERY - REDWOOD FALLS 1820 East Bridge Street Redwood Falls, MN 56282 507-644-4400


Thatʼs why we designed a quality, high class spreader thatʼs built to work the way you work.


• 2-Stage Push with Moving Floor • Low-Maintenance Direct Drive System

337 Main Street Nerstrand, MN 55053 507-334-4059

• Available with Vertical or Horizontal Beaters • 250, 400, & 550 Bushel Models


27062 U.S. Hwy. 59 Elbow Lake, MN 56531 218-685-4467 Email:

Built to Work the Way You Work

Pik Rite, Inc. August 2013

Donʼt take our word for it, see for yourself.

Call us at 800-326-9763 or visit us on the web at |

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60 Pik Rite Lane Lewisburg, PA 17837

Dealer Inquiries Welcome! B19


“Conditioning the World’s Water Naturally Since 1972”


Salt, Magnets, Chemicals, Filters or Electricity

• Big Savings In Irrigation Water - Up to 29% • Increases Crop Production - Up to 25% • Acts As A Soil Admendment Tool • Improves Overall Plant Health - Production • Increases Water Penetration • Has Increased Crop Revenue Up to $1,091 Annually Per Acre

If you grow it....

FRE-FLO™ can improve it

Water Ecology of Nebraska ~ 308-236-5399 ~ One System Serves Household, Lawn and Garden. TRACK YOUR HARVEST WITH A GRAIN TRACKER GT460 READOUT


This new technology works with a rotation counter on your grain cart and is fully automated to record and store field weights. Data is transferred by USB flash drive to your computer.

Boost your drilling accuracy and cut f i e l d t i m e w i t h S C A L E -T E C ’ S PAT E N T E D KITS FOR DRILLS

Home of the

Original Concrete Stock Tank


SCALE LINK™ is the future!

DN345 Fer tilizer Spreader Kit • Kits available for all brands of fertilizer applicators and tenders

Use existing virtual terminal as scale indicator interface display. For use with all brands of implements. ISOBUS Compatible Scale Link™ communicates and adapts for use with many different brands of virtual terminal displays..

Model shown: 44C

• Bolt on kits for easy installation • Some units utilize our Universal Kits • 99.5% accurate

NEW & USED SCALES For… • Bulk Seed Equipment • Grain Carts • Platform Scales • Feed Wagons • Gravity Wagons • Grinders • Pallet Scales

• Livestock Scales • Custom Applications • Bin/hoppers • Portable Scales • CCS Planters

SCALE-TEC KITS for every style and size grain carts. B20

4" Remote Display

800-622-8836 |

Other models available

888-962-2344 Midwest Farm and Livestock Directory |

PETERSEN MFG. CO., INC. 2471 Hwy. 30, Denison, IA 51442 800-832-7383 • 712-263-2442

August 2013

Quality Metal Livestock Equipment


With New SCH EasyCut II

We manufacture good quality metal livestock equipment designed to feed Cattle, Bison, Elk, Horses, Sheep, Hogs, Pountry & more.

Freestanding Corral Panels

Creep Feeders New & Improved Guard

SCH Bottom Roller

New SCH Top Roller

New SCH Modular Pro-Drive

• 12,000 lb. Axle is guaranteed for transport when feeder is full • New Highway rated 10-Ply Radials (Not Blems) on sixteen inch rims • Salt & Mineral attachment with Rubber Tubs • Full length Lid Deflector to prevent feed jamming in behind lid • New Weatherproof Chutes open up to seven inches • Full Length Ladders inside and out for easy access to the top and inside of the feeder • Exclusive Magic Panels offer 16 stalls for efficient feeding operation with simple open and closing to keep cows away from feed

• Freestanding Corral panels come standard in 31ft lengths. • Custom lengths are available. • Swing gates come in 8 ft, 10ft, 12ft & 14ft sizes • 360° hinge for swing gate standard on all freestanding panels • Key hole gusset & chain to fasten panels together


Level Welding Mfg. Ltd. • Box 100, Vita, MB ROA 2K0

Cut soybeans, wheat, small grains and hay crops much easier and with less downtime using the New SCH EasyCut II System. SCH Knife System never needs adjustment and lasts twice as long as other cutting systems. SCH Rollers replace wear plates for superior cutting performance. SCH Pro-Drive is a continuous motion drive that can replace most wobble boxes.

Bunk Feeders


• All rounded tubing & rubber belted trough are very safe & durable


Offering a complete line of equipment including: Headgates, Squeeze Chutes, Hydraulic Squeeze Livestock Equipment Chutes, Crowding Tubs, Alleys, Calf Tables, The For-Most Leader in Tip Chutes, Corral Cattle Handling Equipment Panels, Corral Gates and Tru-Test Scales 800-845-6103


NOW is the time to buy and get Federal and State Renewable Energy Rebates along with special factory direct incentives.

127 10th Street • Hawarden, Iowa 51023 Email:

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• Is capable of traveling at highway speeds. • One-piece feeder bar.

Extra heavy duty header trailer built to accommodate those 30’+ heads.


Holds up to a 30’ corn or grain head, “F” rated low profile tires, adjustable tongue, grain & corn brackets.


6, 8, and 10 bale models available. Hauling capacity: Up to (8) 2000 lb. bales. Add two more bales with our carrier attachment.

July, M TECH DAYS in R FA IN S N O C IS See us at W T in August! and FARM FES T S FE TA O K A and D

Boscobel, WI 53805

608-375-2656 or 800-873-1911 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME



Why settle for a standard sized building?

Whether you need barns, dairy, arenas, stalls, tractor or produce storage, Varco Pruden builders can provide a quality building at an affordable price. And it doesn’t have to be too big or too small. Every year, Varco Pruden provides hundreds of steel buildings for farm and agricultural use in custom designs and dimensions. Options include: • Custom sizes to 1/16th inch, from 20’ to 250’ Wide and 30’ to 750’ Long • Delivery in as little as 6 weeks, depending on complexity. • Choice of colors with long-life warranties. • Professional installation available through VP’s nationwide network of Authorized Builders. Trusted since 1948.

Visit Varco Pruden Buildings online at to find a builder near you! To request the free brochure above, go to: Varco Pruden Buildings is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.


TSR PARTS • 13540 TREVOR DRIVE • COLGATE, ND 58046 800-582-2432 Fax: 701-945-2386 Email: Call us or see our website for dealers in your area

800-622-8836 |

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August 2013


EVANS WATERLESS COOLANT AVOIDS CORROSION Evans Cooling Systems offers the only waterless engine coolant available. With a boiling point of 375°, Evans HDTC has the capacity to safely operate at higher temperatures without overheating, resulting in less down time. Fuel economy is improved. Your engine is protected. Maintenance costs are decreased. Plus, Evans HDTC is environmentally safe and ecofriendly.

High quality roll tarps and roll tarp kits for wagons, grain carts, grain trailers, feed bodies and truck boxes!

No Coolant Changeouts Necessary

No Overheating Reduced Toxicity Improved Fuel Economy Stops Cylinder Cavitation Erosion

Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. 860-668-1114

Continual Operation Under Severe Conditions



We Buy, Sell, Trade & Consign Sprayers 2010 ROGATOR 1386 DRY BOX LH RH Tool Boxes, 1100 hrs, Viper Pro, auto steer, mappping, light bar, N/L 3220 SS box, $170,000.

Get more years out of your TMR mixer... No need to replace your entire mixer when you can resurface the inside liner.

2010 ROGATOR 1386 2,000 hours, 3220 N/L box, multiplier ready, auto steer, Viper Pro, light bar, mapping, $160,000.

Self-feeding wagons... Re-surfacing of your feeder wagon offers superior gravity flow of feed. Cows clean up their feed better, the rounded corners reduce/eliminate rancid feed build up.

2008 ROGATOR 1286C Liquid, 2,038 Hrs., 1200 gal. liquid, 100 ft. Booms, Raven Smart Trax, $115,000.


Additional Equipment: 2009 1084 SS 900 Hrs., 100' booms 2010 Rogator 1386, 2000 hrs., Viper Pro, auto steer, Airmax 180. 2010 4930 w/Dry Box

Re-surface your gravity flow box wagons...

Call 800-657-4698

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The Value of Integrity: A Look Back in Biblical Times Integrity is who you are, and what you do when no one is looking! I would like to talk about a few men of integrity in the Old Testament. We can point to the young shepherd Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his own brothers. He had integrity, and God raised him up to be Pharoah’s right hand man. God often raised His own up by giving them greater wisdom with the gift of understanding the meaning of their dreams. Many times, with Heathen nations controlling things, God would raise up His own to be leaders, even though they did not have the formal title. God was working through them to accomplish what He wanted–His will, that is, the Savior Jesus Christ was going to come out of the heritage of the Israelites to save sinners. Let’s look into the Old Testament book of Daniel, when the Israelites were just beginning their captivity in Babylon, which was to last around 70 years. The king was Nebuchadnezzer, and as far as we know did not worship the one true Triune God. The King had many visions and dreams that no one in his royal family of magicians and enchanters could solve or explain. So word got to the king that Daniel had a God that would give him the power to interpret dreams for the king. Daniel was promoted to a high position and lavished with many gifts. Unfortunately, King Nebuchadnezzer, like many people in high positions, had developed a big ego. He had an image of his likeness made of gold. It was 90 feet high, and everyone in Babylon was ordered to worship it. If they refused, they would be thrown into the fiery furnace. Three of Daniel’s friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, were to be set up for punishment by some of the King’s officials, who didn’t like the Jews. They didn’t like that they did not worship their idols/gods, and that they where being elevated to higher positions in the King’s court. Word got back to the king that these three would not bow down to the 90-foot gold statue, so they were thrown into the furnace. But the one true God protected them. The King and his men observed that Shadrach, Meshach,

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and Abednego had a fourth person in the furnace with them; I don’t know for sure who that was (nor is important). This is just an example of how God protects His own that keep their integrity to Him. A little later in King Nebuchadnezzzar’s reign, Daniel was brought in to interpret another dream the King had. God gave Daniel the wisdom to interpret that the King’s reign was coming to an end quickly, and it did. The new King Darius also held Daniel in high regard, which made others in his royal family angry to have a Jew so honored. They plotted for Daniels’ demise, as they had with his three friends beforehand. But they knew that Daniel was a man of integrity, and was going to be hard to corner. So they coerced the King to make an edict that if anyone would pray to any god or King other than Darius in the next 30 days, they would be thrown into the lion’s den. Of course, Daniel kept praying to the one true God, and he was caught by the King’s administrators, who where jealous of Daniels elevation in stature in the Kingdom. This distressed the King because he was fond of Daniel–but an edict is and edict, so they threw him into the lion’s den. The next morning the King hurried out to the den to see if David was safe and sound. He was, and the King was delighted! Once more, God protected His own child, who had kept his integrity and worshiped only the one true God. The unique thing about the Jews who were elevated to a high honor, is they still followed the rules of the government within the administration that they were in. They kept their integrity when it appeared nobody important “was looking.” They drew the line when it came to worshiping a false god or an idol. We can be in the same boat in our lives today. God has ordered us to follow governmental laws, which is what we should do. We also need to stand up for what is good and right, which is integrity. If you want some great reading about integrity, jump right into the book of Daniel–it is a fast read with only 12 chapters. God Bless, Steve Huneke |

Rhubarb – Esculent, Savory and Dependable Recently our menu became just a bit more varied; the garden is beginning to produce fun stuff to eat – like asparagus, lettuce, beet tops, spinach and rhubarb. Time to get out my notebook with the collection of rhubarb recipes. The old favorites of rhubarb cake that came from a farm wife friend, the rhubarb whip that I intended to dazzle my farmer with as a newlywed so many years ago, only to hear him say, “My mother makes this.” Argh! The favorites are repeated often during rhubarb season and we always try a new recipe or two; there are so many ways to prepare rhubarb. It even pairs up nicely with pork chops, and my adventurous children even put it in a chipolte sauce. Growing up, rhubarb was something every farm had. When in season, the ever versatile plant would show up at any church dinner or farm meal and lunches. Why not? After a long winter of eating canned fruit from the cellar, it was high time our taste buds got to eat something fresh. Something of a spring tonic, one might say! As I grew older, I discovered that not everyone has a rhubarb patch in their backyard. It can actually be found in the grocery store. And it is somewhat in demand, because last year I heard rhubarb was mysteriously disappearing from backyards in town. Don’t look at me – my farmer made sure I had plenty of rhubarb; there are at least fifty plants here at our place. There was a small patch by the house from which we started new plantings from; just possibly, that first patch is as old as this farm. With this area being settled in 1870, it could be quite ancient. It just keeps on coming back. Wonderful, as it makes the best pies, desserts and jams. Historians tell us that rhubarb was introduced to the USA by Benjamin Franklin. He must have realized that farm wives everywhere would appreciate saving a penny or two on the grocery bill once rhubarb was ready for use.

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Wouldn’t it had been great to see people’s faces when they first sampled it raw – because who could resist trying a new fruit and then developing recipes for it? Actually, there are many debates about rhubarb. There is the debate over whether it is fruit or vegetable. People debate its flavor as to being a food highly sought, or just plum awful. “Plow the plants in,” they say. My debate with it is only which favorite recipe to fix up next! I feel sorry for our southern friends, because rhubarb is a northern plant. It prefers a climate of four distinct seasons (smart plant). So when we have southern guests coming for dinner, we often serve a rhubarb pie or dessert. One must treat them to flavors of the Midwest. Since rhubarb grows so well here, I have often wondered why there are not rhubarb plantations in this area. If there were, imagine how our Christmas letters would sound: “Spent six weeks harvesting rhubarb. It was a bumper crop and in high demand. It appears that it has medicinal purposes besides tasting good in everything. During harvest I pulled rhubarb every day from my fifty acres of plants filling truck after truck then hauled it to the cannery.” Curious as to how farm wives used rhubarb in 1907, I decided to look in an old book titled Household Discoveries – An Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes and Processes by Sidney Moore. The recipes in there are for drying rhubarb and curing rhubarb root. I can’t imagine what they did with that as the book does not tell me. No doubt it was common knowledge a hundred years ago, thus no need for further instructions. Time to go – rhubarb is calling!

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COUNTY FAIR REVIVAL As a follow up to the May issue of the “Knightro Report”, I was asked to speak at the Burke County Fair in northwestern North Dakota, accompanied by the popular Country Sunshine Band from Powers Lake, ND. The following message is a synopsis of the Sunday morning revival that was delivered to an over flow crowd near the grandstand. The grandstand that I remembered as a kid no longer exists. It, along with many of the other buildings that used to be on the grounds have either been torn down or replaced by less memorable structures. Such is the state of the fair, as compared to its glory days. I wanted to break into song, singing glory glory halleluiah to the good ol’ days. As, if I’ve ever stood on hallowed ground, it’s the fairgrounds of the Burke County Fair. Nothing has impacted my life more than the Burke County Fair. It is here that the foundation of my life was built, and sustains me to this day. If this doesn’t meet the definition of hallowed: to respect or honor greatly; revere — then I’ve somehow missed the whole point of my passion for this fair and my religious convictions — summed up in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just as the focus of “Knightro” is that of livestock market planning, I wanted to emphasize the importance of planning if the county fairs are ever going to revive themselves back to what they once were. But plans in and of themselves are worthless, it’s the planning that becomes valuable and brings people together like that of the county fairs we still remember. Like any plan it should be part of a bigger plan. God has a plan for each of us that may or not be inclusive of the County Fair. But one thing is for certain, if the road you’re on is rough and full of chuck holes maybe you’re on the wrong road. Maybe we haven’t listened to the higher power, and we’ve drifted off course entirely; without any kind of a plan. Without a plan, for either our personal lives, or that of the fair, it becomes

We all know how difficult it is to make something grow in this part of the country; be it a crop or a county fair. But what does grow here seems more special because it is! It’s kind of like seeing a plant sprout and grow out of the crevasse of a rock. The only reason that plant sprouts and survives is because generations of seeds have landed and died in that crevasse. It spouts, then dies, leaving a bit of organic matter for the next seed, which lives a little longer, and so

on until untold generations of plants have expanded and enriched the crevasse enough to give the plant a running start; like that of getting a running start at the horse races here----before the inception of starting gates. Like that plant growing in the crevasse of a rock, our own lives are so dependent upon those generations of family that passed before us; reminding us that all life no matter how humble or brief has meaning


one of emptiness — or worse yet, one of nothingness!

The Prayer of The Fair by: Livestock Judge Ken Knight

That’s the challenge for all of us here today — what is it that we want to have happen? Do we reach out to one another? Do we make it a labor of love? Do we reach out in prayer for those answers? It’s hard to imagine a revival of the fair without those who served it so well for so long. They probably couldn’t have imagined the fair without them in it either---but God couldn’t imagine heaven without them in it. So they’ve gone on to serve in a higher capacity, and are probably smiling down on what they’re seeing happen here today. I know that my mom and dad are dancing with the stars this morning, as are those friends and family that have joined them. Where the spirit is alive and well, there is no death! When I think of them, I’m reminded of so many memories — if I had a nickel for every time I rode around this track, or a dollar for every time my mother couldn’t find me, or five dollars for every time she couldn’t find my dad­— I might have ended up rich. Well, I didn’t end up rich, but richer for having had the experience of the Burke County Fair.

I read the bible every day, and in this book I find, The story of creation, so great it really blows my mind. Now, everyone plays favorite — and God does too, but just to be fair, From what I read, his favorite is the Burke County Fair. Now days I mostly attend fairs for a livin’, so I really shouldn’t complain, ‘Cause every time I attend one; it’s mostly for my own financial gain. And though I really know bettern’ to question God, sometimes I really wonder, If when he created farm animals, he didn’t accidently blunder. For if you haven’t been stomped on by a calf or kicked by a horse, You haven’t really spoken in tongues, as Christian folks do, of course. Hey, I try to be Christian in all that I do, but try singing “Amazing Grace”, When picking yourself up off the ground with excrement on your face. Like I said, it ain’t proper to question God, ‘cause I know he knows what he’s doin’, But deep down inside I wonder if he’d made em‘ if he was the one who had to judge em‘ For as I judge every animal and look into the eyes of every exhibitor, It is as though one can see under the hide, and into the hearts of every competitor. A competition of over achievers, so fierce and competitively intense, That neither the heart nor the soul can be contained within the fence. Fenced and corralled, while striving to win, are the legacies of a champion. Expressed by proud moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas for a job well done. The prayer of the county fair is that the results will be fair. That in the show ring, every cow calf, pig, sheep, stallion, and mare, Will be shown’ to represent the best of its class. And will, respectively, do so without giving the judge any sass.

If the county fair can take the sting out of death, think about what it can do for the living. Just as there is no sunrise without a sunset, there is no life without death, and there is no success without failure. So let us not put a limit on anything regarding the rebuilding of the county fair---for the more you dream about it, the closer it will come to becoming reality.

God’s creation of all those county fair animals on parade, Is from whom I’ve been blest, and the best of memories are made. To have shown’ and won, is a memory that never dies. To second best go the spoils, for whom the tear never cries.

GOD BLESS THE BURKE COUNTY FAIR *Adapted from: “The Gospel According To A Horseshooer” by Steve Wonick, from the great state of Oklahoma.

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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.


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when it makes this county fair a better place for generations to come. GOD HAS A PLAN!!!! And when we respectively pause to honor and remember those that dedicated their lives to a cause greater than that of themselves, we are reminded of how special this fair once was. The fair was the reflection of respect. Respect for one another and all of that for which we proudly put on display for all to see. The fair was the definition of caring. Caring for one another and the vitality of our community The fair was the revelation of understanding. Understanding that it wasn’t just about me. It was about a cause far greater than that of ourselves. The fair was the perfection of relationships, knowing that by ourselves we accomplish nothing, but together we become everything for which this community stands. THE FAIR WAS ALL OF THE ABOVE The fair was more about its people than it was the side-shows. Remember Bruce Bair and the run-away ostrich, or being reprimanded by Hank, Hans and Chris. For many of you the list just goes on and on, but for those that are no longer with us — their memories are so much a part of the past. Like that of participating in front of the grandstand, riding a camel, playing in Mr. Engers high school band, or marching in the parade of champions — your memories are so much a part of the past. Or perhaps like me, to have learned most of life’s lessons right here at the fairgrounds, it is humbling to know from whence we came. Our time on earth is limited, so obviously, we don’t want to waste it living someone else’s life — but it is good to remember those who dedicated their lives to this fair. If we forget those who came before us or where we came from, it doesn’t really matter where we’re going. Tell me who a man respects and who he walks with and I’ll tell you what he stands for. The county fair produced a lot of those kinds of people over the years. Thank you for the memories! If the county fair has taught us anything, it’s that life isn’t about what we are; it’s about who we are. And the real purpose in life is to matter! The great arrogance of the present is to forget the intelligence of the past----those that made the fair what it once was. The fair used to be the heart and soul of this community. Today it cries out for a spiritual awakening, bonding people of a common interest together, and a place where friends, neighbors, and family built relationships that have lasted a life time. The spirit of this fair is as much a part of us as our own flesh and blood-—--and if we fail August 2013

to keep it nourished, it dies. Bringing the fair back to what is once was, doesn’t require something miraculous to happen. It just requires a little bit of good from a lot of good people.

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SUPER-SIZE YOUR FAIR/LIFE This reminds me of a conversation I overheard while standing in the receiving line at a wake. The wife turned to her husband and said, “Do you think this will be a big funeral?” His response, “The size of one’s funeral often depnds on the size of one’s life!” Profound words that remind us that maybe we should not only be thinking of growing the fair, we should be super-sizing our own lives — not unlike that of driving up to the order window at a fast food restaurant and asking the attendant to super-size the order. That’s really all God asks of us, when we turn our life over to him. Just as we never know how much we need God until God is all that we have left, so it is with a fair that no longer reaches out to the community for which it once served. This isn’t to suggest that we should dwell on what the fair could’ve been, as God teaches us that forgiveness is giving up all hope that the past could’ve been different. And if you’re truly serious about changing this fair, you have to dream big, wish hard, and chase after your goals, because no one is going to do it for you. A little prayer wouldn’t hurt either, for just as the goal in life isn’t to live forever; it is the goal to create something that will — the county fair!

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The great paradox of attempting to revive the county fair, is realizing that in the midst of reat disappointment, you can have great joy as well. My fondest memories are that of the fair; like that of my Dad buying me my most special horse, showing grand champion steers, or winning horse races. So much of what was is gone; the feeling of the past taken from us, but that doesn’t mean that the future can’t be as bright as the light from my bedroom window. As a kid I can remember looking out from my upstairs bedroom at the bright lights of the midway, and think about what it might be like be old enough to still be on the grounds when the lights were dimed for the night. I got that old, and even a little older. But instead of the future looking dimmer, it appears brighter for those who have a vision of what could still come to be. As an old man I’ve come to realize that God gave me two hands---one for helping myself, and the other for helping others, and if you think you’re finished, it only means that you haven’t started yet. All that is really worth doing is what we do for others!

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product spotlight» The unique trailer that quickly pays for itself

the option to retain the stock automatic transmission controller, or go aftermarket stand-alone.

Air ride suspension systems have been in common use for over forty years and have proven to provide the smoothest and most shock-free ride of any known vehicle suspension system.

The conversion can be done with the cab on the truck. No firewall, core support or floorpan modifications are necessary. The Ford radiator, fan shroud and intercooler are reused.

Air-tow Trailers provide extremely smooth ride quality and air ride suspension with a system that automatically adjusts air pressure in the air bag so the trailer always rides at the same height - whether lightly or heavily loaded. The higher air bag pressure automatically provides a stiffer suspension which is exactly what is required for a smooth ride. The lower air bag pressure for lighter loads provides a softer suspension, thus providing the same ride quality for all trailer loading conditions. Since each axle is independently supported by its own air bag, the air ride suspension is a truly, fully independent suspension system.

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.

The S20 Contractor Floor Panel is 2’ x 4’ x 2” thick and features 8 radial staggered snaptight grids for optimal tubing spacing.

All Creatherm™ radiant floor panels are manufactured out of BASF Styropor® EPS.

Ground level loading eliminates the need for difficult tilt beds or dangerous loading ramps. Since the deck remains level at all times, it is easy for one person to load multiple items. It eliminates the possibility of injury from handling heavy ramps or having equipment slip while loading. Air-tow Trailers are ideal for loading equipment with poor traction at low ground clearance such as scissor lifts, pavement sweepers, compactors, rollers, etc. The low ramp angle also makes hand loading of heavy items such as safes, vending machines, ATM machines, and appliances safe and easy. So many choices, so many uses! For more information about Air-tow Trailers, contact Rock Line Products, Inc. at 909-392-2170 or visit ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Creatherm S20 Contractor Radiant Floor Panel The fourth panel from Creatherm™ is ready for market and combines benefits of its first three radiant floor panels into one economical product. The S20 Contractor Floor Panel is twoinches in overall thickness. The lower height profile makes the snaptight grid ideal for over-pour or retrofit applications where a thicker panel cannot always be used.


Styropor ®, an expandable polystyrene (EPS) was invented by BASF in 1952 and today is a classic among the raw materials employed for cost-effective construction, as well as efficient and reliable packaging. The most important properties of Styropor® EPS include: excellent thermal insulation capacity, high compressive strength, outstanding impact absorption, low weight, and flexible design capabilities. The foam panels are also quiet, resistant to insects and mold, and virtually allergen free. For more information visit www.creatherm. com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Diesel Conversion Specialists offers complete Cummins Kit to repower Ford full-size trucks Nothing disappoints more than a work truck that doesn’t work. Ford work truck owners have an old resource available with some new tricks. For nearly fifteen years Diesel Conversion Specialists has been re-powering full-size Fords with Cummins power. DCS still provides turn-key conversions or complete kits to install a 5.9L Cummins engine: 12-valve, 24-valve or Common Rail. Benefits include improved economy, impressive towing capability, many aftermarket performance parts and legendary durability. The good news for guys running newer rigs is kits are now available for trucks through 2010, and with 800-622-8836 |

“The coolant performs like the day I had it installed, and I haven’t lost a drop!” says Joe, “and I drive all 48 states and in plenty of hot weather conditions.” The waterless coolant has a boiling point of 375°F and at operating temperatures has a very low vapor pressure. The low pressure has reduced the stress on cooling system components and the hoses for Joe’s engine are the original ones. The metals in his engine have not suffered the effects of corrosion, electrolysis, or cavitation erosion.

On-center points exist every six inches and the patented design allows the installers to run tubing at 45-degree angles with ease. The S20 Contractor Floor Panel can support the installation of 1/2” and 5/8” PEX Tubing. The new panel will be manufactured at existing Creatherm production facilities. Customers now have the ability to split orders between the widely popular T45, S45 and U45 Floor Panels by bundle quantity.

Twenty three years and a million miles later, Joe has never changed or topped off his coolant, or used any supplemental coolant additives.

Diesel Conversion Specialists can often supply other OE parts depending on your needs. The list includes an exhaust downpipe, intercooler tubes, throttle cable, accelerator pedal and throttle position sensor. Diesel Conversion Specialists can also supply Cummins engines. For more information, please contact Diesel Conversion Specialists at www., email sales@ or call 406-755-8878. About Diesel Conversion Specialists: Founded in 1999 as, Diesel Conversion Specialists (DCS) is the authority on repowering Ford lightduty diesel trucks with Cummins 5.9L and 6.7L engines. Individual components and complete kits are available for replacing 6.0L and 6.4L Power Stroke engines in 2003-2010 Super Duty pickups, Excursions and vans. DCS also offers manuals and parts for converting 1969-97 Ford trucks to Cummins power. The company also has experience with diesel conversions for GM and Hummer vehicles. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Evans Cooling Systems announces an endurance milestone with waterless coolant Evans Cooling Systems announced an important milestone that demonstrates the durability and long life performance of its waterless engine coolant. Joe Umstead, an independent owner/operator, has put one million miles on the 1990 Freightliner that he bought new. At the time of purchase, he converted its Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine to use an experimental waterless coolant provided by Evans.

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“It performs as advertised,” adds Joe, “and I never think about hot climates or altitude, except when I’m passing someone going up a steep grade. That’s when I’m reminded that operating with Evans has a performance advantage.” The engine is from the pre-EGR cooler era and the fan clutch is actuated by a “fan-stat”. The actuation temperature is elevated to reduce fan-on time for fuel economy. Mr. Umstead has been averaging about 7.5 mpg over the past 23 years. At the Mid America Truck Show, held at Louisville, KY in late March, Joe spent time at the Evans booth sharing his experience with hundreds of owner/operators. When one curious attendee asked Joe about the cost of coolant, Joe simply replied, “I have no idea how much coolant costs these days - I haven’t had to buy any for twenty three years!” Heavy-duty truck engines have changed a lot since 1990 and so have Evans waterless coolants. Today’s offerings provide better heat transfer and lower viscosity than the experimental coolants of 1990, but the basic feature of a huge separation between operating temperature and boiling point remains. It is that separation that keeps vapor out of the cooling system – vapor that makes an insulating barrier between hot metal and liquid coolant – the barrier that makes hot spots and brings premature death to EGR coolers. Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Suffield, CT, has focused on engine cooling for over 25 years. Evans is committed to improving engine performance for vehicles and stationary engines, while maintaining a cleaner, safer environment. For more information on Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. please contact Mike Tourville at, call 860668-1114, or visit

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«product spotlight Irrigation engines can be more affordable with a fuel mixer

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.

Realize saving of up to $3.00 per hour, per engine using a Dual Fuel Mixer

Another benefit they have reported is oil change intervals could be longer with the fuel mix versus the straight diesel.

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.

The Hardy Duel Fuel Mixer comes in a kit, and the cost is $1,595. For more information visit; or call 806-983-3774. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Organic farm cuts feed costs with hydroponic fodder CHALLENGE: High price of feed and lack of fresh pasture SOLUTION:

Full-Size Fodder Pro 2.0 Feed System

APPLICATION: Feeding cattle, pigs and chickens

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.

Edd Goerger, owner and operator of Damasa Organics Farm, believes we should really consider where our food is coming from before we eat it. This is the reason he raises his cattle, chickens and pigs on pasture. He then markets his chicken, eggs, pork and beef to customers within a fifty-mile radius. Raising livestock on pasture can be hit or miss, especially when droughts like the one we have been experiencing occur. Previously, Goerger’s cattle were eating straight grass hay during the winter and pasture during the summer. The pigs and poultry got a regular organic grain ration along with rotational pasture moves. With the prices of feed on the rise and the drought affecting pasture, Goerger knew he needed a more sustainable feed option. He knew FarmTek products had proved to be long lasting in the past, so he turned to the company for a Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed System. Goerger says, “I chose the FarmTek system because of the simplicity and ease of operation compared to others on the market. I also liked the price.”

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. 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. In the past few years, several producers using the mixer have reported their fuel cost savings has been very substantial. Hardy

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like that I can provide fresh, green grass to my animals year ‘round, allowing them to maintain higher Omega 3 levels.” Goerger shares, “While the system is easy to use, it is more effort than just pitching hay over the fence. But, with the decrease in feed costs and increase in feed quality, the effort is completely worth it. In addition, you not only provide a way to supply fresh green feed in the winter, you also drought-proof your operation in case your pastures go dry.”

For further information, call or visit our website today at

FarmTek designs and manufactures FodderPro 2.0 Feed Systems, which are complete systems for any fodder need. For more information, visit or call 1.800.201.3414 to speak with one of FarmTek’s knowledgeable fodder specialists.

Goodwin Industries has a corn header sweep for you


Bale Processors and snow blowers by Fair Mfg. Inc.

Eliminate the dangerous and dirty manual clean out of headers

Pictured on the right is a header sweep built and manufactured by Goodwin Industries Inc. of Burns, KS. The header sweep is designed to sweep in down corn, broken stalks, and dry leaf buildup. This in turn eliminates dangerous and dirty manual clean out of the header. This is done with drag arms connected to a crank shaft, which continuously pulls the stalks into the auger.

Pictured: Header sweep built and manufactured by Goodwin Industries

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Fair Mfg. Inc. is now introducing the latest in bale processing. The Model 7825 features an offset rotor design with two axis bale movement. The bale is conveyed toward the rotor as well as oscillated back and

forth across it. This ensures that knives do not channel into the bale, easily shredding flat or frozen bales. In addition, the 7825 features and exclusive bale ejector if mold or other unwanted material is discovered mid-process. Other features include: The system is working out well for Goerger, even with the cold winters he experiences in North Dakota. He explains, “After learning how to manage the system in a heated winter environment, it has been almost trouble free.” Goerger is impressed with the feed cost savings he is experiencing. “The fodder is produced at half the cost of hay, even with using six-dollar barley.” He continues, “I

Fair Mfg.’s Snocrete snow blowers feature an efficient single stage design which requires less horsepower, has fewer moving parts, and is more resilient to foreign objects than comparable two stage designs. Each fan features bolt-on replaceable ice chopper bars and shear pin protection. The Snocrete unique chopper bar design breaks up snow at the cutting edges for an easy feed unlike other single stage designs that tunnel into hard-packed snow higher up and don’t break up snow and ice at the cutting edges. With auto chain lubrication, Snocrete snow blowers are designed with the end user in mind saving time and money.

• Complete hydraulic control of slug bars and discharge door • Full feature in-cab controls • Removable stationary knives for fine chopping • 16.5L-16 flotation tires • Rotor designed for easy twine removal

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With this design, the drag arms pull back, pickup, and move forward, set down and pull back again. This unit can be left on and in use at all times. It is not big and bulky and will not hinder good standing corn. You just put it on and let it run. The header sweep is powered by a hydraulic motor connected to the reel drive which allows for variable speed adjustment. Each drag arm is connected to a spring bar, which allows for tension release when necessary. Also, by using a “V” belt drive slippage is possible when needed. The design allows for easy installation on most headers. Contact Goodwin Industries, Inc., 215 West Broadway, Burns, KS 66840, phone: 620726-5281, or



product spotlight» Waste less hay with a hay saving animal feeder Greenacres Hay Saving Feeders have moved from Clarinda to Prairie City, Iowa. Greenacres Hay Saving Feeders are made from 3/4” solid steel rods, with double welded joints, and reinforced corners. The joints are welded with 50,000 lb. tensile wire, making these the best built feeders on the market today. These feeders can save three big bales per month over a regular round bale feeder. That can be a $2,000 saving per feeder, per year. These feeders will last decades and are designed so that a tractor can lift them easily, yet they are sturdy enough to hold a 2,000 pound bale while being lifted - right from your tractor seat.

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

have a three year warranty and Industrial Maid offers an unconditional performance guarantee. Keep your farm shop clean and safe. Protect the large investment you have made in the structure and your farm equipment.

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.

Product Specifications: • CFM: 3,000 • Motor: ¾ HP 115/230/1/60 • Blower: 10 x 10 forward curved blower direct drive • Dimensions: 25” H x 72” L x 25” D • Weight: 170 lbs • Filters: (2) 4” pleated prefilters Merv 8 (2) Merv 15 bag filters For more information, contact Industrial Maid at 1-877-624-3247, or email Jeff Zvolanek at jzvolanek@industrial-maid. com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

We make a wide variety of feeders for cattle, horses, goats and sheep, as well as creep feeders, bottomless bunks, feed bunks, continuous fence and metal fabrication. Check out or call 712- 542-9137. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Keep your farm shop clean! The Industrial Maid T-3000 series air cleaners have been used in hundreds of farm shops, implement repair and diesel repair shops to control welding smoke and fumes, grinding dust, nuisance dusts and diesel smoke.

5. American Eagle: Bellow warranty, five years. The competition: Diaphragm warranty–ZERO!

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

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

Generator Sets

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!   

Power Units

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.

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.

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.) 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. For more information, call Joe Mescan at American Eagle Windmills, 440-2363278; fax 440-236-5496 or email joem@ You may also visit online at


Pond aeration windmills: This simple, yet effective air filtration system can be chain hung and uses two stages of filtration to separate dust, fumes and particles. You do not have to exhaust air, so your heat remains inside. The Merv 8 (45%) pleated pre-filters take out the larger particles and then the multi-pocket Merv 15 (95%) main bag filters take out the very fine particles. The units are built in SE Nebraska,


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Why American Eagle beats the competition, Reasons 1-7 (Out of 21)

See our “Compare” video on our web site ( to see why 100% of who compare ‘hands on’ buy the American Eagle.

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.

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«product spotlight Kencove Nitro revolutionizes the way we drive posts Kencove Farm Fence Supplies announces their new self-contained post driver, the Kencove Nitro. Designed for durability, safety, and ease of operation, the Nitro surprised even the experts. The Kencove Nitro works by hydraulically compressing nitrogen gas and transferring the energy directly to the hammer head, a revolutionary technology in the fence industry. With only 2 inches of stroke, the unit drives posts rapidly with hydraulic down pressure and 500-800 beats per minute. The short hammer stroke reduces damage to the posts. The Nitro attaches to most mid-size skid loaders using the universal quick attach plate and is the safest driver on the market. Once the post is set, the skid loader operator controls all operations of the Nitro from the cab while the next post is being placed. The 10’ chain can be used as a plumb-bob for the operator or to pull posts. With only 1 grease fitting and minimal moving parts, the Nitro will provide years of low cost operation. One tank of nitrogen will provide approximately 150 to 200 hours of work. A low center of gravity allows for ease of use, storage, and transport. Kencove offers a 1 year warranty on the Nitro post driver. (Warranty excludes chain and hook.) Since 1980, Kencove has committed itself to serving farmers and fence builders with fast, friendly service and expert advice. To learn more, please visit or call 1-800-KENCOVE. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Unique heart formula saves countless lives

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

Vintage Aerial grew out of a cottage industry which began over fifty years ago by Gale Astles. Our pilots took rural photographs from two-seater prop planes and our salesmen sold the images to those wanting a picture of their property. No one imagined these photographs would become an irreplaceable record of this country’s history and the personal history of millions of families. But they have.

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. One of many clients recently wrote: “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.)

The Paw, an exclusive dog and cat resort in Minnesota had Schweiss Doors install a 46 ft. liftstrap moving gate. The gate lifts to the ceiling when open and divides a 96 ft. room in half when down.


New, innovative Schweiss Moving Gate gives versatility Schweiss one-piece hydraulic and patented lift strap bifold doors have been on the market for years. Schweiss now has a newcomer on the scene — the Schweiss Moving Gate. The Schweiss Moving Gate still utilizes the patented liftstraps, but instead of folding like a bifold door or outward like a hydraulic door, it lifts straight upward. The gate is a perfect solution for a room divider and cladding materials can come in multiple applications or combined with metal, glass or other materials to your liking. A perfect example of this was a first-ofits-kind Schweiss “Gate” built by Schweiss Doors for “The Paw,” an upscale dog and cat resort. The owner of the 27,000 sq. ft. luxury pet resort needed a room divider gate – wall if you wish – to separate a 96 ft. room in half for dog training and handling purposes. Who you gonna call? Schweiss Doors.

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

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images represent the history of rural America from the air.

years, he refused the recommended surgery and instead put together an herbal formula which he immediately applied to himself with outstanding results.

What made this Schweiss 46 ft. wide, 1,500 lb. multiple-function designer gate different was how Schweiss Doors built it to his personal gate design. He wanted a quiet and smooth operating Schweiss gate that stood about head high with the top half of see through polycarbonate panels and below that utilized steel paneling. This particular Schweiss gate allows humans and animals to see across to the other side of the room without having to raise the Schweiss gate. A push button control on the side wall lifts the Schweiss gate conveniently out of sight and the Schweiss gate lifts in less than a minute. Schweiss Doors designed it to lift straight |

up to the high ceiling, up and out of the way when not in use. Five popular patented Schweiss Bifold liftstraps and a 2 h.p. topmounted Schweiss quality electric motor easily and quietly lift the Schweiss Moving Gate. The owner was absolutely needing a safe gate that would not cause harm to humans or animals in the public facility. He also noted that it was reasonably priced and comparative in price to a pocket door, but much easier to use. He enjoyed working with the professional Schweiss design team to get this designer gate done.

Vintage Aerial has many photos of farms that are no longer there, farms that were swallowed up by urban sprawl and new highways. New technology has enabled us to convert these fragile filmstrips from their film state to a digital state so they can be shared. That was impossible before geomapping, high-speed scanning and the Internet. Vintage Aerial uses GIS to plot areas onto historic maps showing the flight routes of those photographic aviators. This technology and Vintage’s immense database allow someone who begins only with general information about the whereabouts of a homestead, farm, or house – a county, nearby town, a crossroads – to home in on (literally) the exact location. We then find the right image among the millions of images and thousands of film rolls. This is preservation at its finest. And it’s most rewarding.

The Schweiss gate now virtually gives the animal resort two rooms to work in, or when in the up position, a larger room. “If You Can Think It — Schweiss Doors Can Build It!” Learn more about Schweiss Doors at or call 800-7468273. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Unique photo archive recreating rural America As family farms have been bought by large agri-business, urban centers have widened into suburbs. Nature has taken its course with erosion, flooding and storm damage, the record of how most Americans used to live is being steadily erased. “What is being lost to nature and society is being preserved via technology.” More than 25 million historic aerial rural homestead photos, once buried away in archives, are finding their way back to farm families where they can be viewed on the Internet and enjoyed. Vintage Aerial connects people with their heritage and their personal history through our vast archive of aerial photos. The photos are from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s; these

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Customers begin at the user-friendly website by requesting an archive search at no cost. Just access it and let us know where to look (state, county and farm address). Provide as much information as possible; technology will do the rest. Vintage Aerial’s 25 million photographs from over 41 states is one of the largest single-subject collections in existence. With scanning to digital, every photograph will now be carefully preserved. For more information about Vintage Aerial, visit and let an archive librarian guide you through identifying your family’s home.



product spotlight» Star Hill Jawz grabbing tools make chores safer, faster and economical

to enjoy some peaceful, easy feedin’ while avoiding the stampede. In the fall of 2007, Stull Feeders started selling early versions of the Stull Feeder to friends and family. Excitement grew and Randy finalized his design. In early 2008, Stull Feeders proudly announced its new line of ATV and UTV-mounted feeders, all designed to give cattlemen - not the cattle control over the feeding process.

The patented line of Star Hill Jawz Grabbing Tools are designed specifically for removing invasive and unwanted trees and plants – roots and all. The front-end loader attachment makes many tedious and time-consuming chores safer, faster and less costly. Manufactured in the U.S. to high standards, this versatile attachment comes in sizes to fit most compact utility loaders, skid steer and farm tractors, wheel loaders and excavators. Other jobs are made easier, include removing fence posts and stakes and placing large rocks and boulders. The front-end loader attachment is a must-have attachment for the arsenal of all landowners and managers. "Grab Your World" with Star Hill Jawz!

Lam-Ply Trusses can span up to 72 feet Used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas

• Pole sheds • Free stalls • Pavilion shelters • Machinery storage • Riding arenas • Solar barns

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.

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.


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:

Starwood Rafters: About the company

In the early 1970’s, they developed the LamPly 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.

For more information on Star Hill Jawz Grabbing tools, “grab your world” and visit, or call 877-798JAWZ (5299).

For more information, contact Starwood Rafters, Inc., W24141 Starwood Lane, Independence, WI 54747. Call 715-985-3117, toll-free 888-525-5878, or fax 715-9855222. Email or visit online at

The Standard Stull Feeder has a hopper with a capacity of 200 lbs. of feed (400 lbs. with optional extension) and is gravity fed, making it a perfect method for filling any bunk feeder. Mounted on any ATV or UTV, the feeder features a retractable top which allows for easy loading; its long handle permits the driver to easily open the feed chute door and regulate flow into the bunk while safely seated. When feeding time is over, the tapering chute folds up for easy storage. These laser-crafted Stull Feeders are manufactured under the careful supervision of Randy and his team and are available in standard galvanized finish. Customers everywhere will value the durability of quality materials used in manufacturing. Experienced cattlemen and farmers are excited by the practical design and easyto-use Stull Feeder. “Just one use and you’ll understand what we mean when we say, peaceful, easy feedin’,” says Randy. Take control of feeding time and enjoy your own peaceful, easy feedin’ with an innovative Stull Feeder. Call 800-369-4131 or visit See our ad in this issue!



Experience peaceful, easy feedin’ with the 200 lb. Standard Stull Feeder

Revolutionary new wire fence stapling system designed for farmers and professional fencers

Farmers and ranchers everywhere know firsthand the risks involved in trying to fill the feed troughs before the stampede of hungry cows gets close. “Peaceful” and “easy” are definitely not words generally associated with the chore of feeding farm animals. When Randy Stull, CEO and founder of Stull Feeders, was injured in 2006 while feeding his cattle, he decided there had to be a better way. During recuperation from his injuries, he used his time to design a product that safely and efficiently fed his cattle – a way


staples designed to perform in all weather conditions Paslode has just made a tough job a whole lot easier!

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.

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Available for the first time in North America, Wire Fence Stapler introduces the Stockade 400 wire fence stapling 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

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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. Contact your distributor, Wire Fence Stapler at ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sort and gather your herd with unsurpassed ease and efficiency You will be amazed by the size and ease of this cattle sorting system. Diamond W Corrals introduces a portable sorting and gathering system by the original designer of the Wilson Wheel Corral. Eliminates gathering, loading, unloading, sorting and then reloading. Thanks to Burlington Welding, LLC, home of the Diamond W Corral, the days of stressing your herd to get them out of the pasture are gone. One system, one move, and you’re done and home in time for lunch. This is a goose-neck unit that opens for access in or out of the front. There is a total of 16 gates throughout the system. On each end of the alley there are two sets of 6’ gates that open between the split goose-neck hitch and the rear axle assembly. The rancher has two sorting pens measuring 15’ 6” X 15’ 6” with a height of all panels at 6’. This gives the rancher the ability to tie into the sorting system with any type of portable corral or stock trailer in the field. A hydraulic system sets the unit down on the ground, and when ready to move, lifts it up for transport. The hydraulic system is operated by a 12-volt battery charged with a solar panel and the ease of pushing a button. All systems are assembled with spring-loaded latches on the interior gates for added convenience. A 10’ gate allows you to drive thru the alleyway with a cake truck. To learn more about this new product, contact Burlington Welding, LLC, at 580-431-2556 or 580-327-7867. Visit or e-mail

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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.

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.

Low back pad for standard cutting platform.

Standard corn head pad with low back.


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.

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

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.

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

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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August 2013 Index of Advertisers This listing is provided for the convenience of our readers. This publication assumes no liability for inaccuracy.

COLOR Adrian Mfg........................... B18 Ag Shield Mfg.......................B5 Agri-Dry LLC....................... B10 American Radiator............. B18 Americas Seed & Belting....B3 Arts Way Mfg...................... B13 Berg Equipment Corp........ B12 Best Livestock Equip.........B25 Binful, Inc.............................B28 CASE MAGNUM............... B16 Central City Scale............... B11 Chop Rite Two, Inc............. B11 Christianson Systems........B25 CM Welding, Inc.................B23 Cox Mfg. dba Dalton Ag.... B24 Crary Ag Solutions..............IFC Creatherm........................... B17 Crest Precast, Inc............... IBC Del Hydraulics.................... B13 Diamond W Corral.............B27 Diesel Conversion Spec.... B15 Don Hardy Engines............ B24 Egbers Flighting Co...........B28 Emerson Mfg......................B28 Erickson Mfg. Co., Inc........ B19 Evans Cooling Systems....B23 Fair Mfg............................... B24 FarmTek................................. B9 Fill Brandts Bigg Dogg Ag... B16 Fitzpatrick Auto Center......B26 For Most, Inc.......................B21 Four Star Service, Inc........B28 Fre-Flo Water......................B20 FS Manufacturing...............B27 Gabel Belting......................B27 Geneva Products...............B26 Gillund Enterprises/JB Dist... B12 Grace Mfg........................... B10 Green Acres Unlimited...... B24 Greenwell Mfg. ...................IFC Hanson Silo Co..................B23 Hardy Mfg. Co.................... B18 Harms Mfg., Inc.................. B12 HAYBUSTER....................... B8 Heatronics Infrared............. B24 Herbruck Poultry Ranch.... IBC Hi Fold Door Corp..............B26 Hitch Doc.............................. B7 Hoover Diesel Service....... B10 Horst Wagons.......................B5 Impact Safety Products.....B27 Industrial Maid...................... B6 Inland Tarp & Liner..............IFC Inosol................................... B13 Insta-Gro...............................B4

Kloubec Fish Farms...........B28 Level Welding & Mfg. ........B21 Lever Holdings Inc.............B28 Livestock Steel....................B28 Load Line............................ B16 Lowry Mfg. Co....................B26 Lundell Plastics, Inc...........B28 Magnum Heat.....................B21 Maize Corporation.............. B18 Maljohn Co............................ B8 May Wes............................... BC McTavish Steelworks.......... B14 Micro Trak..............................B4 Mikes Heating Inc...............B28 MIRACO............................... B2 MJ Hydrostatics, Inc.......... B15 No Bull Enterprises LLC....B27 Northland Buildings...........B28 NTH........................................ B6 O’Connell Farm Drainage... B17 Osseo Plastics & Supply...B23 Pequea Machine Corp......B22 Performance Medical........B28 Peterson Mfg. Co...............B20 Phase-A-Matic.................... B10 Pik Rite................................. B19 Poly Tech.............................B22 Radiator Supply House.....B26 Rawhide Portable Corral... B24 Renn Mill Center.................B25 Replacement Flighting.......B27 Rust Sales, Inc.................... B14 Scale Tec.............................B20 Schiltz Mfg.......................... B14 SI Distributing.....................B21 Sidney Mfg.......................... B11 Sorensen Equipment.........B27 Star Hill Jawz...................... B13 Strobel Mfg........................... B9 Sudenga Ind......................... B7 Superior, Inc........................B20 Swinger Mfg. LLC...............B28 Syntex Industries................B23 Teslaa Mfg........................... B15 Tousley Sport Center, Inc.... B1 Truck Country..................... B17 True North Steel.................. B14 TSR Parts............................B22 Tubeline.................................B3 Vermeline Ag Equipment...B23 VP Buildings........................B22 Walinga................................ IBC Waste Oil Furnaces............ B17 Weigh All.............................B25 Winona Homes................... B16 Wire Fence Stapler.............B26

JL Enterprises..................... B12 Joe Mescan Windmill........B27 John BM Manufacturing.... B11 John Deere...........................B9 Johnson Mfg., Inc............... B15 Kaler Farms........................B25 KINZE.................................. B19


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GENERAL Ag Belting Outlet.............A22 Ag Industrial, Inc..............A22 Agri Sales Bldg Supply..... A3 All States Ag Parts...........A21

Auger Jogger................... A16 Bass Equipment Co........A22 Bert’s Truck Equipment.. A16 Big Tractor Parts..............A21 Camperud Auctions........A20 CAN-AM COMBO............ A3 Clark Auction Service......A20 Cloveridge Converting.... A16 D&R Feed........................A22 Dakota Properties........... A16 Don Stratton..................... A16 EFS Distributing ...............A14 Endless Energy...............A22 Factory Outdoor Direct..... A8 GEHL.................................. A8 Gilberts Sale Yard LLC....A20 Goodwin Industries......... A16 GREAT PLAINS TILLAGE... A16 Green City Livestock.......A20 GSI.....................................A14 Herrs Machine.................A21 Hey Machinery Co.......... A16 Hydro Service..................A21 J&M MFG.......................A23 Johnson Drainage Plows..A23 KAWASAKI ATV.............A21 KAWASAKI TERYX4.....A23 Kencove Farm Fence......A14 Lamppa Manufacturing..A23 Mankato Spray Center....A22 MATHEWS CO...............A20 Medi-Dart......................... A19 Natural Insecto Products...A24 Neville Construction LLC.A23 OK Enterprises................A23 Pederson’s Agri Service... A22 POLARIS ATV................A24 POLARIS RANGER....... A19 Red Horizon Equipment...A24 REINKE............................A23 Rick’s Welding..................A11 Ron’s Mfg.........................A25 S&S Wood Products.......A23 Schweiss Doors.............. A19 SI FEEDERS...................A23 SIOUX STEEL LIVESTOCK...A25 Starwood Rafters............ A10 Steve’s Welding...............A25 Stoens Hydrostatic Service...A21 Stull Feeders.................... A10 T-L IRRIGATION............. A16 Tire Town, Inc...................A25 Topline Steel Buildings....A24 Turner Mfg. & Welding.... A19 Udy Corp............................ A9 VALLEY............................A20 VALMETAL.......................A14 VERSATILE..................... A10 Vintage Aerial....................A14 Walsh Tire.........................A25 Wisconsin Plastic Drain Tile...A24 Zamzow Mfg., Inc.............A14

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Pelletized Poultry Fertilizer RAILROAD & BOX CULVERTS






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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 - Email:

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