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Western Farm, Ranch & Dairy

The vital resource of the Ag Industry | Rocky Mountain–Heartland | summer-fall edition 2017

PBI Parlor Systems Leading the Way in the Dairy Industry

Cover Crops and Rotational Grazing

Not Your Granddaddy’s Beefmaster

“Money-Saving Mowers: A Quicker Cut with less Gas & Emissions.” It’s the end of a long week, the sun is starting to set and you realize that you still have to mow. Do you hop on your riding mower and settle in for a couple more hours of work? Or do you call it a day and push the job to tomorrow?

“What normally took me over 7 hours, now takes me about one hour,” said Joe Saggars of Indiana. “Thanks to ProMow ® I now have one of the best looking lawns in Noble County.”

Over 20 years ago, we encountered the same problem, too, and didn’t like either option. That’s why we created our own solution called Pro-Mow®, Inc. Starting in 1994, our inventor, Doug Short, began arranging seven reels in a framing system to pull behind his lawn mower tractor. “In the past, mowing my large lot would fill up my entire evening when I used my riding mower,” said Short. “By creating this framing system, mowing went from a two-hour task to 30 minutes.” He then patented the framing system and began selling locally, nationally, and now internationally.

With the national and international success of the ProMow® reel mowers, we are always striving to help our customers achieve a cleaner cut in a fraction of the time. “Our mission is to allow people to save time and money, while providing the best product for a beautiful lawn,” said Jared Davis, President of ProMow®, Inc.

ProMow® reel mowers are mowers that have blades which spin vertically (or north to south). This allows the grass to be cut in a scissor-like action rather than a whipping-like cut from a rotary mower that results in jagged edges. Typically mowers also leave piles of grass clippings that need to be raked and bagged afterwards. ProMow® reel mowers, however, evenly disperse the grass clippings, which contain essential nutrients needed for your yard. These combined effects result in greener grass and healthier turf.

This year, ProMow® turns 23 years old and has a long life ahead. “We are bringing new products to the market that we know our customers are going to love based on their comments and suggestions,” says Davis. “This year, we created a whole new reel, which will help cut Bermuda and Zoysia grass better. We are also offering a bolt on sprayer kit so that our customers can now spray pesky weeds at the same time.” ProMow® has also added a ball hitch adaptor to the lineup for an easier hookup. “Money-Saving Mowers: A Quicker Cut with less Gas & Emissions.”

For more information, visit us online at or give us a call at 1-877-477-6669

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Western Farm, Ranch & Dairy Magazine a Ritz Family Publication

Agriculture McTavish Steelworks Heavy Duty Work Bench – built for a lifetime of work! ........................................ 8 One-Call of Wyoming ......................................................................................................................... 10 Nokian Manufactures Agricultural Tires for Modern Needs ................................................................. 11 Ron’s Manufacturing – Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment Gets Even Stronger ............................. 12 Cover Crops and Rotational Grazing ................................................................................................... 13 Natural Insecto Products ................................................................................................................... 14 Missouri Hay Tarps – Poised For the Future ....................................................................................... 15 Ubly Bean Knife and Ubly Peanut Digger Blades Give You the Advant-EDGE! ...................................... 16 Corn Stalk Guide By Kaler Farms ....................................................................................................... 16 Aeroswint Trailers – Leading the Way for Over 20 Years ..................................................................... 16 C & R Supply, Inc. – Birth of a Sprayer…the Family Expands ............................................................. 18 De Dell Seeds – Family Owned And Operated Since 1999 ................................................................. 19 LAFORGE – Technology for Active Implement Guidance ..................................................................... 20 Abrams Drainage Services Dedicated to quality work and excellent customer service ................................................................. 22

President / CEO Michael Ritz

Executive V.P. Operations Robert Davis

Office Manager Angie Hawkins

Admin. Assistant Brenda Stoner

Sales Kevin Davis

Pat Drury


Mud Hog – The Legend Since 1976 ................................................................................................... 23 Dalton Ag Products: Simple. Durable. American. ................................................................................ 24 Walinga – Bulk Feed Bodies & Grain-Vacs ......................................................................................... 26 Slick Spot Farm Truck & Auto ............................................................................................................ 27 Look Ma – No Wires! Wireless Grain Temperature Monitoring ............................................................ 28 Convey-All Industries – Industrial Capacity Seed Tenders .................................................................. 29

Summer Stith

Livestock Rawhide Portable Corral’s NEW PROCESSOR ..................................................................................... 32 The Shade Haven company of Viroqua, Wisconsin ............................................................................. 33 Not Your Granddaddy’s Beefmaster .................................................................................................... 34 Wieser Concrete – Innovation, Quality & Service Since 1965 ............................................................. 36 PBI Parlor Systems Leading the Way in the Dairy Industry ................................................................. 37 SweetPro Feeds of Walhalla, ND ........................................................................................................ 38 New Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules Now in Effect ................................................................. 40 Rural Real Estate – Cows, Horses, Bears or Dirt “Let’s Talk” .............................................................. 41 Doda USA, Inc. .................................................................................................................................. 42 American Agra Curtains Inc. The Original Customized Insulated Curtain For Livestock Buildings .................................................... 42 Selection on $B improves feed efficiency .......................................................................................... 44


Sales For all sales inquiries, call toll free: 1(800) 330-3482 or 1(208) 955-0124

Subscriptions For a subscription or to change your existing address, call toll free: 1(800) 330-3482 or 1(208) 955-0124

Marketplace ...................................................................................................................................... 46 Advertiser Index ................................................................................................................................ 49

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Copyright© 2017. All rights reserved. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of this publication, however, the publisher does not assume responsibility for omissions or typographical errors. The publisher does not assume responsibility or is liable for the contents of any advertising herein. Publisher’s liability for errors in an advertisement is limited to a correct insertion in the next publication. In the event of a misprint, the publisher must be informed of such error prior to printing of the next publication.




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$199.00 JD Tractor Step

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80/20 Talc-Graphite Seed Lube

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$18.99 Threaded Gauge

JD Cab Roof

Wheel Arm Kit Incl 1 arm, bushing and hardware Replaces AA41968/A54179 Fits ME, ME2, ME+

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One free, easy call gets your utility lines marked AND helps protect you from injury and expense. Call 811 or visit for more information.

McTavish Steelworks Heavy Duty Work Bench – built for a lifetime of work!


hen outfitting your new shop or improving your existing one, do yourself a favor and check out our heavy-duty workbenches. McTavish Steelworks can provide you with a high quality and durable work benches that will help you organize your workplace.

The frame of the steel work bench is a sturdy one-piece welded structure. Within these frames are the heavy duty drawers with large ball bearing rollers capable of supporting 300 lbs. All drawer and door banks are built in 2’ increments. But a work bench without a great table top might just as well be a filing cabinet. The McTavish work bench table tops, however, are a sturdy 10 gauge steel that can easily support vises and other heavy tools, helping to make it a great work bench. For those who prefer, stainless steel table tops are also available. The work bench cabinets are all powder coated and can be ordered in a variety of colors. Benches are available in lengths of 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 feet. McTavish work benches are built to endure the tests of time and labor. Whatever your needs, we have the right workbench to fit your needs. For more information, go to, or call 888-952-3624.  e 8 • Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy

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One-Call of Wyoming


11 was established in 2007 nationwide to provide one, easy to remember number, to call before you dig. One-Call of Wyoming is a non-profit organization that administers the 811 notification center within the state of Wyoming. Any entity within the state that owns/ operates any underground facilities shall, by statute, register their location and contact information with the notification center, there are few exceptions to this requirement. If a person is involved in any activity in which earth, rock or other materials on or below the ground is moved or otherwise displaced by means of hand or power tools, power equipment, explosives or other means, and includes grading, trenching, digging, ditching, auguring, tunneling, boring, plowing-in, pulling-in, ripping, scraping and pipe installing, EXCEPT TILLING OF SOIL AND GARDENING OR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES. They must call the notification center (811) at least 2 full business days, and not more than 14 full business days, prior to beginning their excavation. Once the notification center (811) has been contacted, the center will send out notifications to our member, operators/ owners, to let them know of your intended excavation activity near their underground facilities within the next 2 to 14 business days. The members must respond to the excavator within

the 2 full business days and either clear the described dig area or mark their facilities within the described dig area in some fashion within 2 feet of the actual facility location.

PLEASE , for your safety and for the safety of the general public, and the protection of our vital underground infrastructure. CALL 811 at least 2 full business days prior to beginning, ANY excavation activity. e Submitted by One-Call of Wyoming’s Administration Office Locate Number 1-800-849-2476

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Nokian Manufactures Agricultural Tires for Modern Needs


okian Tyres is a European tire manufacturer that specializes in specific solutions for unique agricultural applications. Their focus is on offering new tire designs that out-perform traditional agriculture tires by improving performance on hard surfaces and carrying heavy loads efficiently.

The Nokian TRI 2 tractor tire is designed for the needs of the modern tractor. It features a block tread pattern that performs well when tractors are on the road and in the field. When the Nokian TRI 2 is used on the road, it has more tread surface in contact with the road than a traditional tractor tire. That spreads the tire wear out over a larger surface area and allows the TRI 2 to last much longer than a traditional tractor tire in

hard surface applications. The Nokian TRI 2 also has excellent grip and self-cleaning and limited ground disturbance in the field. The TRI 2 offers higher load carrying capacity than traditional tractor tires, which helps extend the life of your tire. The Nokian TRI 2 is a 40 mph rated tire, which allows you to drive faster and ride smoother than a traditional tractor tire. The Nokian TRI 2 offers excellent performance for agricultural applications where the tractor is used on the road and/ or carries a heavy load. Nokian flotation radial tires are designed to carry the heavy loads of today’s agricultural trailers with stability and low ground pressure. The Nokian ELS radial tires have a lug pattern that is typical to many other flotation tires currently available in the market. What is different about the ELS radial tire is its’ ability to carry heavier loads with the stability and larger footprint of a radial tire. In addition, the Nokian ELS radial will perform better on hard surfaces than a typical agricultural trailer tire. If you use your agricultural trailer mostly on the road, or if you are carrying the heaviest loads, the Nokian Country King is designed specifically for those needs. All Country Kings are steel belted to offer increased load carrying capacity, while maintaining a light footprint in soft soil applications. The Nokian Country King features a block pattern that maximizes the tread contact with the road, which leads to a long service life in hard surface applications. The Nokian line of flotation radial tires are manufactured for the needs of the 21st century agricultural trailer. e

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Ron’s Manufacturing

Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment Gets Even Stronger


on’s Manufacturing has added two more bearings to their kits. This makes the kits even more heavy duty. Coulter kits from Ron’s Manufacturing converts any chisel plow to a year-round tool to prepare your fields.

In the fall, it can be used to lightly till the soil, incorporate and size residue. It is also a practical way to dry out

Change any chisel plow into a Coulter Machine All steel (no cast iron)

The coulter kit includes: Two 18” 13-wave boron “earth hardened” coulter blades. Exclusive “Double Shields” for bearings and seals. Exclusive Double Bearings on each end of the shaft 4 bearings in all! Kit includes all mounting hardware.

wet soils. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment works well in no-till conservation tillage, as well as conventional tillage operation, extending the growing season and creating better planting conditions. Vertical tillage prepares the soil to warm more quickly in early spring, energizing the seedbed for maximum growth and yield potential. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment is a smart investment in that it has multiple uses which will ultimately produce savings in terms of time and money. It also has a low operating cost per acre and can be used in a wider range of conditions than most tillage tools. It operates at a relatively high speed of 6 to 12 MPH which saves time. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment allows for quick mixing of manure and soil to prevent loss of nutrients and control odor. It can also be used for very shallow incorporation of fertilizer and select herbicides. The Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment is spaced on 6 inches. For more information contact Ron’s Manufacturing at 40582 187th St., Carpenter, SD 57322; phone 605-3502112; E-mail (Also, please see their ad in this issue).  e

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Approximate sizes of this style hut are 8’, 10’, 12’, and 14’ wide and any length in 7’ increments. Partial and full front closures available for most sizes.

Approximate sizes of this style hut are 4’6” wide x 3’10” high x 7’6” long or 6’ wide x 4’6” high x 7’ or 11’ length.

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Larger shelter include wood 4x4 skids 2 man setup


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Cover Crops and Rotational Grazing


he use of grass-based paddocks for rotational grazing is a well-established practice, and a host of companies have developed forage grass varieties to meet the needs of beef producers who use this system. With the growing interest in cover cropping, however, livestock producers are wondering how cover crops might fit into rotational grazing systems.

“The short answer is—they can work in some situations,” says Mac Ehrhardt, owner and manager of Albert Lea Seed. “One of the easiest and best fits comes with the use of winter grains as cover crops. For example, if a farmer were to plant winter rye or winter triticale in the fall after soybeans, those grasses would be the first plants to green up in the spring and would be available for early grazing. After grazing, the

grasses could be worked into the soil and soybeans planted.” Ehrhardt notes that farmers are also experimenting with other cover cropping techniques. Some are flying a mixture of winter rye or annual rye grass, tillage radish and turnips or forage rape into growing corn and soybean crops. Then, after the crops are harvested, the cover crop mixture can be grazed well into the fall. Using winter rye in the mix extends grazing even further, as it is extremely frost tolerant. “This approach has generally worked better with soybeans,” states Ehrhardt, “because they are harvested earlier and are lower growing, which enables the grass and brassica mixture to attain more growth prior to soybean harvest.” Ehrhardt adds that another option exists for farmers who plant a small grain and take it to yield. “They have a great opportunity to put in a cover crop after their small grain is harvested in July,” he says. “Good choices for grazing late into the fall include winter rye or winter triticale, plus a brassica like radish, turnip, forage rape or even field peas. Of the brassicas, turnips are probably the most productive for beef production, and there are specialty grazing turnips which can be used in that system. Winter rye and winter triticale may also overwinter and be available for grazing once again in the spring.” So, can cover crops fit into a rotational grazing system? The answer is yes, illustrated by these three different ways that cover crops are currently being integrated into those systems.  e



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Natural Insecto Products


NSECTO is an insecticide alternative to chemical poison’s used for control of grain insects and house insects. INSECTO has been registered with the USA Environmental Protection Agency since 1984 (EPA Reg. # 48598-1). INSECTO is a formulation of a very refined (Micron average size 7) saltwater Diatomaceous Earth (DE) blended with several protein food products which act as baits. DE is the skeletal remains of plankton which feels similar to talcum powder, however when viewed under a microscope, one can see the sharp jagged edges on the DE which basically cuts up and breaks down insects waxy protective coatings. Also, the saltwater DE absorbs up to 175% of its weight in fluids compared to only 150% for freshwater DE. DE is allowed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Human and Animal food products up to 2% of weight; it is used as an AntiCaking agent in many food products.

INSECTO kills insects by cutting up the insects bodies, than absorbs their body fluids, which leads to their deaths by dehydration; a physical kill rather than a chemical kill. Insects don’t build up a resistance to INSECTO, unlike chemical pesticides. INSECTO is labeled with the EPA “For Organic Production” and is listed with the Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI).

INSECTO has been and is being used by Bunge, Cargill, Consolidated Grain & Barge, ADM and other large companies for several decades, along with on farm storage by thousands for farmers

around the United States and Canada. INSECTO has been exported to Japan, UAE, Israel, Jamaica, Brazil, Nicaragua, and several other countries. INSECTO is now being used in Poultry Housing for control of Mites, Darkling Beetles, Lesser Mealworms and other insects which plague this industry. Insects in poultry houses are destroying the insulations as well as adversely affecting the health of the birds. INSECTO should be blown in at a rate up to 4 pounds per 1,000 square feet of surface area. INSECTO was originally developed as an alternative to the chemical poisons which were in wide use in the 1970’s and 80’s, and has become one of the few registered insecticides on the market today. Control your insect problems today and in the future with INSECTO. e

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Pelletized Poultry Fertilizer

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Missouri Hay Tarps Poised For the Future


issouri Hay Tarps has been protecting and covering round and square hay bales

across the US since 1996. The company’s founder Earl Miller is responsible for many US patents but it’s his unique “Stake and Wind Lockdown” system that has put Missouri Hay Tarps on the map. Owners Jeff & Bobbi Limberg purchased the company in 2014. They are committed to continuing the business

under the principles of which it was built, offering a quality product at a reasonable price, backed by exceptional service.

In 2013 they improved the quality of an already popular and dependable product by increasing the weight to an even heavier tarp from 6.7 to 7.7 ounces. In addition to the increased weight they beefed up the rope reinforcement on the bottom edge of the tarp which helped to omit any tearing around the

grommets and lower edge of the tarp. They didn’t stop there, in addition to beefing up the tarp perhaps the most critical and noticeable improvement was the additional UV coating. The tarps are white in color on both sides and come treated with a special UV coating on both sides; both are critical components in combating the sun’s damaging UV Rays. With UV coating and white in color on both sides the tarps are fully reversible. Missouri Hay Tarps recommends reversing the tarp each hay season to prolong the life of the tarp. The UV coating and reversing of the tarp will combat the effects of the sun and Mother Nature’s elements which make a tarp weak and brittle the longer it is exposed. The improvements of 2013 were a success and Missouri Hay Tarps looks poised for the future. Tarps will be offered in 20 different sizes guaranteed to cover just about any hay configuration you can dream up. Order today and see for yourself what has made Missouri Hay Tarps the leader in engineered hay covering. Call 800-514-0258 or visit them online at to place an order or learn more about these tarps. All major credit cards are accepted.  e

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Ubly Bean Knife and Ubly Peanut Digger Blades Give You the Advant-EDGE!


undreds of hard edible bean farmers have been taking advantage of the Ubly bean knife for over sixty years. Attention bean, seed and organic farmers While maintaining the highest standard of quality, Ubly bean knives are still the best way to cut the tap roots and get a higher quality bean while producing fluffier windrows, reducing labor, reducing stones and dirt in windrows, and aiding in your combine’s overall performance. There has been some speculation about the acceptability of the direct harvest system due to the high losses of beans, therefore keep using the Ubly Bean Knife for the best possible cut and quality for your money. Do what hundreds have already done. Make Ubly Your Advant-EDGE.

Peanut farmers rejoice! Ubly Peanut Digger Blade Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Ubly Bean Knife Mfg., Inc., received a patent for the Ubly Lifting Fingers, stainless steel lifting fingers that are flat and curved upward to better guide peanuts up on to the top of the elevator during the digging process. Used with their patented Ubly Digger blades, which have a thin, hard-faced edge to stay sharp and always cut the tap root, the lifting fingers and the smaller diameter Ubly 6-inch Bottom Elevator Idler Wheels raise the peanuts without turbulence and in a smooth, uniform ribbon to the top of the elevator. For more information, please call 1-888-723-3244 or visit our website at e

Corn Stalk Guide By Kaler Farms “I don’t want to lose my corn” is the response Joel Kaler of Kaler Farms gives when asked if he has done a “test” study to see how much corn he is losing. “That would be the point…I don’t want to lose any, so I watched the problem and made the Corn Stalk Guide. It started just for my farming operation, but others wanted them so we started making them.” The aftermarket attachment is placed on the snout above the front of the idler chain and sprocket to guide the corn to pass smoothly and to be grabbed more efficiently. The corn stalk is not being jerked, shook, or flung. The farmer now has his corn safely in the combine rather than on the ground. Plus, the Corn Stalk Guide is meant to be used in both standing corn and lean-

ing corn… helps move the stalks into rows more smoothly. Kaler has also found that because of the material the Guides are made from, the poly snouts are not wearing as fast. “More money saved,” indicated Joel. In addition to those savings, it has also helped save the snouts from bending and cracking because it will add some strength. These American-made products are an added benefit to the agricultural world. Kaler Farms will be attending several farm shows in the Corn Belt area this summer. The Kalers encourage you to stop and visit with them. If interested in the Corn Stalk Guide, contact Kaler Farms at or visit their website,  e

Aeroswint Trailers

Leading the Way for Over 20 Years


eroswint LLC has been a leader in heavy built agriculture products since we opened our doors in 1991. Our chain trailers that we introduced in 2003 continued on with the Aeroswint tradition of being rugged and reliable when it matters the most. All of our chain trailers come standard with 50,000 lb. air ride suspensions, ½” UMHW plastic floors and WH78B floor chains - all of which are recognized as some of the heaviest in the industry. So if you get the chance, check out the Aeroswint line of products on our website at (or call 1-888-8833269). We look forward to welcoming you into our family.  e 16 • Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy

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C & R Supply, Inc.

Birth of a Sprayer…the Family Expands


fter carefully listening to customers who were disappointed with the performance or lack of features in ATV sprayers available, C & R Supply set out to design a series, or family of sprayers to meet their needs. The family began with the EZ ATV Sprayer which features a unique tank design that was created with input from customers and ATV manufacturers. Using this input, and keeping the operator in mind the EZ ATV Sprayer was designed for ease of operation, functional ability and safety. The design was a success! This unit has been in demand since 1998 and continues to hold a strong presence in the market today. The EZ ATV Sprayer has a sleek design which brings the weight forward and more to a center of gravity for better machine balance. Allowing the legs of the tank to wrap around the fenders of the ATV gives the sprayers dual sumps maximum drainage and the ability to run on side hills without losing its prime. The pump,

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strainer, and main shut off are mounted underneath the tank in a protected cavity, which also serves as a dual slosh baffle. The top of the tank is designed with a fill catch area to prevent chemical from getting on the operator. The EZ Sprayer is fitted with a 4 gpm Shurflo Pump and a quality Tee-Jet trigger style handgun in the convenient control panel at your side. All brackets and boomless nozzle or boom accessories are attached to the tank for quick and easy mounting. The EZ ATV Sprayer has several different options and accessories to meet your needs. As time went on customers began seeing a need in their operation for UTV’s. C & R Supply responded by expanding their family of sprayers. The UTV sprayer was born and it was named the C & R Slide In after its ability to be easily slid on and off the bed of the UTV as needed. The sprayer is mounted on a powder coated frame which allows the unit to be transferred as a single piece of equipment. This sprayer, like its elder sibling, was built with only the highest of quality components. The Slide In features a 60 gal tank, left and right electric controls with wiring harness, a Shurflo 4gm by pass pump, and Boominator nozzles which can spray a width of up to 30 feet. An 8 inch hand gun from Tee Jet with adjustable tip for hand spraying is also included. The Slide In sprayer has options and accessories available to meet the needs of your operation including a convenient retractable hose reel add on and additional boom options. C & R Supply, Inc. is a distributor and manufacturer of agricultural and roadside spray equipment located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For over 40 years, C & R Supply, Inc. has been a leader in the distribution and servicing of many quality products from Raven Industries, Spraying Systems, Banjo, and more. They also lead the way in designing and manufacturing new and advanced products as their customer needs change.


- Left and right electric controls with wiring harness standard - Shurflo bypass pump - Boominator nozzles spray a width of 30 feet - Includes hand gun with adjustable nozzle

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This family of quality sprayers began with the introduction of the C & R Foam Marker and Spot Sprayer which progressed to the units we are featuring here today. C & R is a provider of precision ag products such as GPS guidance systems, variable rate controllers, mapping, steering assist systems, and chemical injection units. C & R Supply prides themselves on having the knowledge and experience to continually advance their product line to keep up with ever changing technology in a way that helps producers maximize their output.  e

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De Dell Seeds

Family Owned And Operated Since 1999


e Dell Seeds is a Family owned and operated Seed Corn Company that specializes in Non-GMO seed! They have seen tremendous growth since the inception of the business in 1999, and are continuing to pursue new territories. Alternatives and choices are the foundation of the philosophy at De Dell Seeds. They believe that farmers should be able to make decisions that are best for their farm, environment, and most importantly, their families! That is why De Dell is proud to offer 35 leading edge Non-GMO corn hybrids, including 5 silage specific hybrids and 6 certified organic hybrids. These hybrids are proven in the market place as in the example of DL 1960 which makes up almost one third of De Dell’s total sales with its excellent yield potential, strong drought tolerance and great nutritional value. It is an all-around good hybrid that excels at both grain production and silage capabilities. Another choice that De Dell is proud to offer the farmer is which type of seed treatment they would like. While most of the industry adopted the controversial neonicotinoid based insecticide seed treatments, De Dell offers the treatment as a choice to farmers who have insect problems but continued to use a fungicide seed treatment

as their standard. They believe that the decision whether or not to use the insecticide should be left up to the individual

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Spray up to 140” without booms with the best built mist sprayers in the market!

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Technology for Active Implement Guidance


he LAFORGE® Guided Hitch allows a semi-mounted (2-point) planter and applicator to follow the RTK guidance line with a high level of accuracy in flat fields and on hillsides. The compact design allows for precision placement of seed and nutrients in separate passes. The hitch replaces the factory crossbar on John Deere’s planters, and adapters for other implements and nutrient applicators are available. In addition, the LAFORGE® Guided Hitch has been awarded an AE50 Award for 2017 as one of the signifi-

cant innovations in Farm Equipment Technology. The hitch has been well received by the customers either using it or considering it for use with an Active Implement Guidance solution. Some of the positive feedback received has been: “This unit is clean looking and not complex” “I like the fact that the Hitch does not add length to my planter tongue and does not need the addition of extension hoses and harnesses” “The accuracy is amazing” “The unit is simple to install” “It will work with the PTO generator”

In addition to the semi-mounted guided hitch LAFORGE has also developed an Implement adapter pivot and several implement attachments, allowing different types of drawbar pull implement to be adapted and guided with the LAFORGE® Guided Hitch.

About LAFORGE: LAFORGE SYSTEMS INC., Concord, CA was established in 1991 as a first step in a carefully planned expansion to be able to support LAFORGE’s growing number of dealers and customers throughout North America. The LAFORGE group purchased a manufacturing facility in Cedar Falls, IA in 2007, and added a new factory in Waterloo, IA in 2010. These facilities now also house whole goods and spare parts warehouses and an installation shop. LAFORGE branded front 3-point hitch systems have been available since 1979. The company quickly became a world leader in technology related to tractor-implement interaction, tractor ballasting and weight transfer. LAFORGE is the recipient of a multitude of patents and awards in these areas. Nine AE50 awards are just an example of this. For more information visit www., or call 1-855-4083332 e 20 • Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy

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Abrams Drainage Services

Dedicated to quality work and excellent customer service


amily owned and operated since 1954, we are proud members of the Better Business Bureau and members of the Land Improvement Contractors Of America. We provide complete farm drainage services including design, layout, installation, demolition and excavation work. We understand that good drainage allows you to get in the field earlier in the spring for planting, and to stay in the field later in the season for harvesting. Good drainage improves aeration in the soil and can help your fertilizer perform best. We also provide complete residential services for new or existing septic systems. e

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Mud Hog The Legend Since 1976



he first and only technology of its kind, Mud Hog hydraulic rear-wheel drive systems are engineered to provide your front-wheel drive combines, cotton pickers and more with uncompromising four-wheel drive capability for increased agricultural production. Being a major OEM Supplier with more than 100 models, Mud Hog has a custom solution for whatever you drive. Whether it’s a Challenger, John Deere, Case, Gleaner, Massey Ferguson, New Holland or just about any other brand. Thousands of equipment dealers throughout North America can install your Mud Hog rear-wheel drive system in 48 hours or less. What’s more, every Mud Hog comes backed by a comprehensive warranty and a dedicated customer service team ready to go to work for you.

You probably already know that Mud Hog hydraulic rearwheel drive systems power your equipment through wet, muddy soil conditions unlike anything else. But you might not be familiar with the many additional benefits a Mud Hog delivers in all climates – wet or dry – allowing you to: • Harvest faster, with more speed and traction in any weather • Enjoy increased fuel efficiency • Reduce soil compaction and maximize crop yields • Extend the life of your engine by helping it run cooler • Put less strain on your hydraulic system • Experience improved handling and steering control • Access additional torque for steep grades • Decrease wear on your front tires • Minimize field tracks and ruts • Adjust axle height and width MUD HOG IS PROUD TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF POWERING YOUR HARVEST!  e

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alton Ag is a leading manufacturer of high performance fertilizer application equipment for agriculture, located in the heart of the Corn Belt in Lenox, Iowa. Founded in 1996 by local entrepreneur Dick Dalton, the company operated as Dalton Ag Products until 2007 when it was purchased by Robert Cox and became Cox Manufacturing. In 2014, the company was purchased by Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc., and once again became Dalton Ag. Today, it is one of six businesses that comprise the Dexter Apache Holdings group, one of the nation’s foremost ESOP companies, and is 100% employee-owned. The Company offers a wide range of fertilizer application equipment under two brands: Dalton and Mobility. The Dalton product line consists of toolbars and liquid applicators for in-ground injection of anhydrous ammonia and liquid nitrogen, plus the associated wagons, tanks, nurse trailers and row units. These products are designed for commercial

row crop producers and have working widths of up to 60 feet. Dalton toolbars have industry leading wing down-flex for consistent depth on uneven ground, greaseless pivot points, and are available with 6”x 6” steel tube frames for additional strength in difficult soils. Dalton products are available in a number of colors to match the customer’s fleet, including blue, red, green and black. The Mobility line, with its distinctive white and black livery, is designed for the spreading of dry material such as fertilizer and lime before, during and after the growing season. The

Mobility Model 600 Row Crop Dry Fertilizer Spreader

spreaders come in either row crop or tandem walking axle models, and have weight capacities of up to 12 tons. “What sets us apart from other brands is our flexibility in design and fabrication” says Mike Hilderbrand, President of Dalton Ag, Inc. “We are capable of customizing our products, particularly toolbars, to fit the requirements of specific customers and applications.” Last year, Dalton Ag completed a 32,000 s.f. addition to its Lenox plant, including a state of the art powder coat paint system. “The difference between the powder coat and the old liquid paint is like night and day,” said Hilderbrand. “Because there is no cure time required for powder, our manufacturing cycle time has been reduced significantly. And it looks great, too!” Dalton Ag has built a solid reputation on designing and fabricating farm equipment that is simple, durable and American. Dalton and Mobility are both names that farmers and dealers can count on. For more information, contact Dalton Ag at 1-800-342-7498, email, or visit  e 24 • Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy

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Bulk Feed Bodies & Grain-Vacs


rom concept, design and through production, Walinga meets the customer's needs at every step. Creating outstanding products that are innovative and durable, with some client's vehicles being passed from generation to generation. Walinga is a leading North American manufacturer of transportation equipment and portable pneumatic conveying systems for grain, feed, seed... virtually any dry bulk material. Walinga is still a family owned and operated company. The total commitment to quality is not only our inheritance - it's our foundation for the future. Walinga products represent the best in manufacturing excellence. Our in-house engineering and design teams utilize the most current computer technology available. State of the art equipment, combined with over 60 years of experience, ensures that our customers receive unsurpassed quality. Comprehensive engineering capabilities allow us to offer sizes, capacities, features and options that are specifically job-matched according to individual requirements. The services of our Engineering Department are available to our customers to assist in the selection of the properly specified chassis. Every Walinga vehicle is designed and produced to best fulfill its designated function. Custom-built aluminum feed bodies and trailers, pneumatic conveying systems, recycling trucks and bodies, aluminum and steel dump bodies... each built according to exact standards. Every stage of the manufacturing process from design to completion is performed by Walinga. The result - a cost effective, durable product line that responds to any challenge with premium. Walinga Agri-Vac The only system you'll ever need. Gives one-person total grain-handling capability! Do it all with the Walinga AgriVac. Fill or empty storage facility being used. The Walinga Agri-Vac puts an end to legs, augers, sweeps and shovels. Grain handling has never been simpler, safer or healthier. Just couple the Agri-Vac to your tractor and drive into position. Lightweight vacuum/pressure hoses attach in seconds and flex easily. Suddenly even tight spots and awkward angles are no problem! Bulk Feed Trailers and Bodies Walinga Inc. has been manufacturing bulk feed transportation equipment for more than 60 years. In this time we have become committed to an ongoing program of research and development. In response to the increasingly diverse needs of our customers Walinga is and will continue to be on the forefront of technological evolution. The options and features of the Walinga Bulk Feed Delivery Units are numerous. Walinga Bulk Feed Delivery Units can help you in your quest to increase production, performance, and efficiency. e 26 • Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy

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Slick Spot Farm Truck & Auto


lick Spot officially opened its first shop in 2007, but Richard has been in the farming and trucking industry for over 4o years. As an Owner/Operator of several trucks in northeast Colorado, it did not take very long to realize the need for a reliable and affordable repair shop. The company was built with the customer in mind; to get them back out on the field or on the road in a timely manner and at an affordable price.

Northeast Colorado Premier Road Service Provider I-76–Highway 34 from Greeley to Julesburg, Fort Morgan to Wray

Tires, Brakes, Engine Work, All The Latest in Engine Diagnostics



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We Offer Trailer Service & Complete Trailer Repair

2 Locations! 24/7!

Fort Morgan location

On September 1st of 2014, the vision for another shop came true and the shop in Fort Morgan, Colorado opened its doors. It was an immediate success and soon a bigger building was needed. On August 1st of 2016, the vision became reality and our shop opened on the east side of Fort Morgan. The Fort Morgan facility is run by Richard’s middle son, Mike.

Ft. Morgan, CO

Wray, CO

970-867-1931 24Hrs. 970-380-0335

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Specializing in maintenance and auto repair, we at Slick Spot Farm Truck & Auto pride ourselves on our fast, friendly and efficient service. We know how frustrating it is to be stranded, which is why we have emergency services available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. From a bicycle or a truck to a train loco or a trailer, our trained and certified team can handle it all. All of our mechanics are trained for all makes and models, and we provide top quality diesel repair. Slick Spot can also help with your trailer rebuild or repair, as well as salvage your truck and provide quality farm equipment. We also offers tires of all sizes and alignments for cars, trucks and trailers. For more information, visit:  e

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Look Ma – No Wires! Wireless Grain Temperature Monitoring


echnology abounds in agriculture today – variable rate fertilizer applications, auto steering, precision planting, GPS spraying and harvesting to name a few. Managing your stored grain now offers some exciting new technology as well. A producer can monitor stored grain without leaving the house or from any location that has Internet service. Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc., headquartered in Spirit Lake, Iowa, now offers two wireless systems that can make monitoring stored grain easier and faster than getting that second cup of coffee. Using TSGC temperature cables to give a complete temperature profile of their bins, producers will be able to monitor their grain more efficiently and with greater accuracy than ever before. The SafeTrack Wireless Grain Temperature Monitoring System can be programmed to automatically take temperatures and save them for later viewing. Grain depth, approximate bushels and automated exhaust fan operation functions

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are also available. Grain temperature history reports are also available to be printed out. Each individual bin can be set to specialized temperature parameters to accommodate various crops. Instead of taking 2 to 3 hours for a large operation, reading temperatures can now be done in minutes! This wireless system utilizes line of sight (up to 1 mile) radio communication between the bins and the base transmitter to monitor temperatures from TSGC temperature cables (as well as grain depth). It requires power at the transmitter location on the bin, and may be run either manually or automatically, locally or over the network/Internet, for anytime, anywhere monitoring. Another option is the GrainTRAC remote bin monitoring system. This system utilizes a cell phone modem to transfer data from the TSGC temperature cables to an internet website, The producer is given a user name and a password to ensure privacy. Once logged onto the website, the producer can view a graphical display of his temperatures or a numerical display. Temperature parameters (minimum and maximum) can be set for each bin, as well as rate of rise temperature over a designated time period. Temperature history reports are available for print out. Options include remote fan start/stop and a weather station with features such as temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and rain measurement. Alerts are sent via email or text message. The requirements for the GrainTRAC system include temperature cables, cell phone coverage at the bin site and electrical power. An annual access fee to the internet website is charged (a low per year minimum). Convenience is the selling point of this system because a producer can monitor his grain temperatures from anywhere via the Internet. Either of these wireless systems will save you time and money, while providing peace of mind about the true condition of your grain. Knowing your grain temperatures, while watching for changes, is the only safe way to monitor the condition of your grain. TSGC, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of grain temperature monitoring equipment in the world. Headquartered in America’s Heartland, our administration, fabricating, sales and service divisions are located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. We have an extensive network of contractors representing our products and services nationwide and in over forty countries. TSGC, Inc. is dedicated to serving you. For more information or a free, no obligation quote, contact Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc. at 800.438.8367, or e

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Convey-All Industries

Industrial Capacity Seed Tenders


onvey-All Industries offers an extensive line of Bulk Seed Tenders and Commercial Seed Tenders. From the smallest model which mounts 2 Pro Boxes to our largest 40’ Commercial model that holds 1190 bushels, Convey-All has the right Seed Tender for your planting and seeding needs.

Convey-All is known as a pioneer in the area of design and operation of seed handling and movement of fragile and sensi-

tive commodities. With 5 models of smaller bulk tenders (BTS) and 7 models of Commercial size units (CST) we can help you move those fragile products no matter the size of your farm or operation. In addition to all of our models being designed for the spring seeding season, several of our units can also be used during harvest to help get your crop into storage quickly and efficiently. Our newly re-designed rear folding conveyor on the CST models gives you the convenience of simply sliding the conveyor to the side to allow the slave conveyor to unload commodities for fall storage. When you consider the value added of using the CST models for spring and harvest you realize a much higher direct return on investment. Full remote control and scale systems are optional and can be incorporated on virtually all models of tender we offer. We offer only belt conveyors on our tenders to ensure that you are getting the most gentle and careful movement of your product. We know that every cracked kernel is one that won’t germinate. You can’t afford to work with anything less than our time proven conveyor systems to load and unload your tender. With excellent conveyor unloading times you’ll spend less time loading and more time getting the seed into the ground. Contact us to get more information on Convey-All Seed Tenders. 1-800-418-9461 or  e

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Rawhide Portable Corral’s NEW PROCESSOR


awhide Portable Corral, Inc of Abilene, KS has been in business for the last twelve years and we are proud of our premiere portable livestock corrals. We are extremely excited about our latest model: The Rawhide Processor by John McDonald.

We offer 3 sizes ranging from the Standard: 40-50 cow/ calf capacity, Large: 80-100 cow/calf capacity, and our Super Large: 140 cow/calf capacity. Our corrals offer the most versatility in pen size and configuration. John McDonald is the original designer of the Rawhide Portable Corrals and has really outdone himself with this new design.

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The Processor has a permanent sheeted adjustable alley to aid with working your livestock on site and in the field. The adjustable alley can be sized from 30” down to 16” either manually or hydraulically. We offer the option of mounting a head gate to the end of the alley for easy, on site cattle processing. You can even add a self contained loading chute to the system. If you like to lure your cattle with feed, a pickup can be driven completely through and out the opposite end of the Rawhide Processor. Each panel section has its own solid rubber wheel, resulting in no flats. Our corral has several man/pass gates to aid in human movement about the system. The Rawhide can form 2, 3 and even 4 pens to aid with sorting your livestock. The Rawhide Processor is easy to set up, utilizing electric over hydraulic cylinders on the back end and the front of the unit: The 16” transport wheels are permanent, retracting up and down with the flip of a switch. No more unpinning the wheels and sliding them off the axels and rolling out of the way. This model comes as a gooseneck only and there is a self contained power unit with long life marine battery and a solar panel mounted atop. Please check out our website for more information and to view our video: or call 785-263-3436.  e

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The Shade Haven company of Viroqua, Wisconsin


he Shade Haven company is the world's leader in innovative mobile shade structures for agricultural. The Shade Haven company introduced the model SH1200 in 2012 to meet a burning need in the fast-developing managed intensive grazing movement.

provide proper shade for animals otherwise stranded in the sun. The easily portable SH1200 solved that problem and for the last five years has successfully provided shade for herds of 75 or more beef and dairy animals all over the world.

The central feature of this technique (perfected first in New Zealand) requires moving herds to small, electric-fenced paddocks every three days or less. This keeps the grass fresh and allows the pasture to properly rest and recover. Before 2012, the missing element was being able to

The patented, award winning SH1200 has proven to be remarkably tolerant of wind and animal abuse and is being used by leading grazers all over the world. For more information visit their website at  e

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Not Your Granddaddy’s Beefmaster


f you are a commercial cattleman, you simply cannot afford NOT to be crossbreeding. The benefits of a crossbred cow to any commercial herd are undeniable and highly documented. Beefmasters are the most important part to any crossbreeding program because of the powerful impact they have on maternal efficiency. If your cowherd is predominantly Angus, Brangus or any other breed, using Beefmaster bulls on those cows will create superior crossbred females to capitalize on maternal heterosis.

in my pasture,” says Kalberloh. He started using Beefmaster cattle for the heat tolerance, but gained more than just heat tolerant calves. His cattle gained weight. “Our Beefmaster sired calves are always 50 to 75 pounds heavier than our Balancer based calves. We have stuck with using Beefmaster bulls, they put more weight on calves which is important because we sell everything through the cattle market,” says Kalberloh.

Even though the Beefmaster breed was developed for the brush country of South Texas, this breed of cattle excels in all climates and is efficient in numerous environmental conditions. This hardy breed has rapidly expanded into the Midwest and Central regions of the United States, and Beefmasters are found on ranches as far west as California and as far north as Wisconsin. Beefmasters excel in maternal efficiency no matter the climate! As we all know, cattle ranches located in Missouri, Oklahoma and several other states in the central region are highly concentrated with black-hided cattle. Commercial cattlemen in these areas that are demanding more performance from their cattle. Thankfully, their demand for increased performance has been met through crossbreeding with Beefmasters. Numerous cattlemen in Oklahoma and Missouri say that crossbreeding with Beefmasters adds maternal efficiency to their replacement females and increases tolerance to the toxic fescue grass found in the region. One of these Missouri cattlemen is Roger Gurley. “I’ve used about every breed of cattle there is: Simbrah, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster, Red Angus, Gelbvieh and Simmental. No breed has it all cornered. There are good Simmental and good Angus, but I feel like you can’t overdue one breed and with a Beefmaster bull, I don’t care what you put him on, you’re just going to help your herd. There is no down side to using a Beefmaster.” Roger is not the only one that loves using Beefmasters on his commercial cowherd. Throughout Missouri and the United States, several cattlemen and women use Beefmasters on their commercial herds for the heterosis advantage. Feed efficiency, as well as heat tolerance, docility and increased weaning weights are some of the reasons why they started using Beefmasters and why they continue to use Beefmasters in their crossbreeding programs. Missouri Cattleman Dusty Kalberloh says he started using the Beefmaster cattle because of the heat tolerance. “I needed a slick hide cow because I don’t have much shade

Richard Stinnett of Lowry City, Mo., uses Beefmasters in his crossbreeding program for similar reasons to Dusty, however he also demands calving ease from his cows. “I use Beefmaster cattle because I wanted an animal that was easier to calve. They have eye appeal, are easy calving and have more heat tolerance,” says Stinnett. Before incorporating Beefmaster cattle into his commercial cattle herd, Richard used Charolais cattle and since he has switched to Beefmaster cattle, he has noticed that his cattle produce a more moderate frame and easier keeping offspring. “My Beefmasters are not as large framed as the Charolais were and I can run a few more head on the same acres,” says Stinnett. Gurley, Kalberloh and Stinnett all reside in a region where the fescue grass has a large amount of toxic endophyte. This

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endophyte increases the blood temperature of cattle that consume the fescue grass. According to these cattlemen, they notice that the black-hided cattle in their area visit the ponds and shade more often when they eat the toxic fescue grass. However, these cattlemen have also noticed that ever since they started crossbreeding with Beefmaster bulls, their cattle spend more time grazing the fescue grass and less time in the shade. Research shows that bos indicus or Brahmaninfluenced cattle, such as Beefmaster, are more tolerant of the toxic fescue grass when compared to bos taurus breeds. Skylar Moore co-owns and operates Joplin Regional Stockyards in Missouri and markets cattle for a living. Over the

years he has seen more and more of his customers buy Beefmaster and Beefmaster cross cattle because of their impressive feed conversion rates, excellent performance on the rail and the outstanding durability of Beefmaster cows. “If you talk about durability from a motherhood stand point, a lot of cattlemen in this area have converted over to crossbreeding with Beefmasters because of durability. Beefmaster cows last a long time in a tough environment and still raise you a good calf. I think it goes back to the point that these cows make really great moms,” says Moore. Moore goes on to say that not only do Beefmaster influence cattle make excellent cows, but they perform in the feedlot and on the rail against the black-hided cattle he raises and buys. “Beefmaster cattle will grade about 80% choice. They will grade right along with the other breeds.” Not only does Moore enjoy Beefmaster cattle, he also has

noticed the significant progress the breed has made over the past ten years. According to Moore, “ten or twelve years ago if you heard the word Beefmaster you thought tall, lanky and hard to put weight on them. The Beefmasters you see now are way more moderate type and the breeders have bred a lot more genetics into the breed. So in terms of feed conversion and how they feed, I have seen a major difference in the Beefmasters today than the ones fifteen years ago.” That’s right, you heard it. The Beefmasters you see today are not your grandpa’s Beefmasters. The unquestioned longevity, fertility and docility of Beefmaster cattle teamed with generations of range proven hardiness make them a solid economic choice for any cattleman. Beefmaster cattle are not only a great crossbreeding tool for the commercial cattlemen, but they are an all-around a great breed of cattle for any cowman. Cattle producers throughout the country are proud Beefmaster breeders and it is the mission of all Beefmaster breeders to strive for breed improvement and provide the best cow to the beef industry. Craig Johnson is just one of many Missouri based Beefmaster breeders who are dedicated to providing solid Beefmaster genetics to you and your neighbors. Johnson manages St. Clair Beefmasters outside of El Dorado Springs, Mo., where they have close to over 200 head of purebred and registered Beefmaster bulls and cows. They supply Beefmaster cattle to commercial cattlemen throughout Missouri. “The demand for Beefmasters has really increased since the drought in 2012. A lot of my customers were having problems with their commercial bulls and commercial cows weren’t breeding back and were having eye problems, from the drought and standing in ponds. So they wanted to cross a Beefmaster bull or Beefmaster cow with their commercial herd to get more heterosis and more hybrid vigor, and just have a healthier calf,” says Johnson. Commercial cattlemen and women across the United States find that adding the extra maternal heterosis that Beefmaster bulls offer to their commercial females is an added benefit because the female calves they produce have the needed maternal traits for superior replacement females, while the bull calves have the extra weight needed to be competitive in the current marketplace. For more information and a look inside how the Beefmaster breed offers proven heterosis, check them out online at  e




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Wieser Concrete

Innovation, Quality & Service Since 1965


etzer Farms of Elmwood, Wis. have been customers and friends of Wieser Concrete of Maiden Rock, Wis. from the very beginning of their 52 years. One day during the

at the time, Joe Wieser, founder of Wieser Concrete, had not attempted or worked on. Shortly after Wally’s visit, Joe attended his first National Precast Con-

winter of 1967-1968, Wallace Fetzer of Fetzer Farms came to Wieser Concrete and talked with Joe about a manure storage tank. This was something that,

crete Association (NPCA) Convention in Buffalo, NY. There was a gentleman there selling ADL manure storage tanks. Both Joe and his father (Al

Wieser) purchased that franchise. After returning home they began to build forms. Joe proceeded to talk with Wally and his sons, and sold them two - 32’ x 60’ manure storage tanks. Within about six weeks of the convention, the forms were completed and the job sold and installed. This project alone had more dollar volume than Joe’s first year in business and still saved Fetzer Farms money from what other suppliers were offering to install. Two generations later in 2015, Wieser Concrete installed another manure storage system for Wally’s grandsons. Fetzer Farms put up a new heifer facility that is 178’x228’x12’ deep with our Pan-L-Bilt manure storage system. They also added a new 12’ tall twin cell bunker. For more information, contact Wieser Concrete at 1-800-325-8456 or visit e

“I didn’t even think we had stray voltage!” Roger Lange milks 100 head on his family dairy at Crofton, Nebraska. Until recently he was often forced to sell his fresh heifers because they wouldn’t let down their milk. “We called Stray Voltage Consulting, and Jerry found the problem within half an hour.” Roger said. “ I was very impressed with Jerry. He’s a former REA guy, so he understands both the farmer and the electric company. Being able to work with both sides is a key component to his success.” I haven’t had a single problem with our fresh heifers since Jerry corrected our stray voltage problem. I would highly recommend Stray Voltage Consulting to anyone who thinks they might have stray voltage.”

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perating from their office in Portales, New Mexico, PBI Parlor Systems is a leading manufacturer of milking stalls and equipment for dairies around the world. The owner, Steve Peacock, has a strong dairy business background, and an even stronger pride in his company’s products. His commitment to improving dairy profits and delivering excellent customer service is unmistakable. And each of the company's employees shares his dedication. Of course it all starts with an efficient stall design - their stalls are engineered to be the best solution for maintaining cow safety and dairy efficiency. In fact the company came into existence in the late 80's after designing a parallel stall at the request of a local dairyman. His stall design was a winner! Good news travels fast, and word of this design spread quickly from person to person, which led to more parlor business. Building on his design and engineering experience, the entire PBI crew

continues to produce and install innovative parlor stalls all over the world. To ensure the quality of the final product, they control every stage of production. Dairies of all sizes, from small familydairies to large mega-dairies have been fitted with PBI stalls. Because PBI designs and builds the stalls, they are custom fitted to your unique requirements. They use heavy duty galvanized and stainless steels to provide a durable yet sleek stall with no rough edges to hurt cows and profits. Performance excellence is ensured by their expert project installer and crew, which they make available for every installation. You will assuredly receive a quality, hassle-free installation, and on-going support. Value is built into every PBI stall design. Low installation and maintenance costs make PBI stalls a valuable investment for dairies of all sizes. Plus their durable construction, smooth operation and labor saving design provide ongoing increased profits. Innovation is what started PBI. Their

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stall designs are adaptable to suit the needs of dairies of all sizes, no matter the environment. They are compatible with all brands of milking equipment. And though innovation started PBI, service is what maintains and grows the company. PBI Parlor Systems takes pride in its continued commitment to meet and exceed their customers' needs. From the free quote they give you, through the completed installation, they maintain a hands-on approach that delivers unrivaled customer service. But their customer support doesn't end with the sale. PBI's on-going personal contact with their clients and easy accessibility cater to meeting your needs now and later. They choose to maintain close relationships with their clients. Client feedback about stall performance is essential to PBI’s commitment to developing and refining products that satisfy the needs of dairy farmers all over the globe. For more information, call PBI Parlor Systems at 800-295-5677 or visit e

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SweetPro Feeds of Walhalla, ND


weetPro Feeds of Walhalla, ND produces Vitamin, Mineral and Digestive Aid supplements for livestock and has pioneered the use of Distillers Grains (DDGS) on rangeland. Dried Distillers Grains (from ethanol production) as a carrier for supplementation provides significant benefits to the Rancher, the Feeder, the Consumer and the Land itself.

Although used in feedlot and dairy settings, until SweetPro’s patented non-molasses DDG block became available for rangeland applications, the benefits of feeding Distillers Grains were unavailable to these non-bunk fed livestock. Historically many small farmers steeped barley before feeding it to their animals. While this practice faded due to various

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influences such as economies of scale, elements relating to this fermentation of grain have been refined by SweetPro Feeds. SweetPro has overcome the historic mechanical limitations and taken the science to new levels with stabilization for open range feeding, organic complexed trace minerals, four classes of viable digestive enzymes and prebiotics to deliver maximum performance potential. Feed efficiency is improved by 25%. Additionally, a blend of cereal grains (wheat, oats, and barley malt) plus flax are used in the proprietary fermented blend additive, “ProBiotein.” This assures that the most complementary amino acid profile is available. SweetPro complements a forage based diet by NOT using starch or sugar (which can create a rumen Negative Associative Effect) as the main ingredient. SweetPro blocks also produce a unique dynamic which both influences the total protein and the type of protein available to the animal. Total protein is improved, not just from the protein in the supplement, but also from the rumen microbes (single cell protein). SweetPro blocks contain three classes of prebiotics to feed and keep robust these rumen microbial populations. The better the microbials perform, the more single-cell protein is available to the cow when the microbe’s short life-cycle ends. The other protein dynamic in SweetPro is high bypass protein. This is protein not used in the rumen but available directly by the animal. This is most important during the two key times when the cow’s protein demands are greatest, late stage pregnancy and peak milking demand. When these protein and fiber oriented energy benefits are combined with SweetPro’s strong vitamin and mineral package, ranchers have a solid tool to help reclaim the losses they’d otherwise absorb when forage is poor. Even poor quality forages can be fully utilized with pastures stretched or more animals run on the same ground. SweetPro benefits the Rancher by improving feed efficiency 25% while promoting better herd health and fertility. Heavier “growthy” calves can be expected at weaning along with labor and fuel savings (blocks are only placed out every 10 days). It also benefits the producer by providing new options for grass finishing and putting more “Pounds on Pasture” per day than older means of vitamin and mineral supplementation. SweetPro products also help the Feeder by allowing them to bring in healthier and heavier calves. These calves need only half the time to finish as in years past. With 25% improved feed efficiency, 400 to 800 pounds less corn is needed in the finishing process. The Consumer benefits through a healthier meat that has much better mineral deposition and a better taste. The Land itself also gains advantages. With 25% improved feed efficiency, stress on pastures is reduced while the more efficient digestion allows for an even spread of softer stools that are much easier for dung beetles to work into the soils. Soil fertility is increased markedly over only a few years time. SweetPro Feeds’ combination of a healthy and cost-efficient vitamin and mineral delivery system along with a 25% improvement in forage feed efficiency has impacted ranching, feeding and the nation positively. e

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New Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules Now in Effect


he Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted amendments to §40.5 of the Texas Administrative Code to add surveillance, movement reporting, identification, and mortality record keeping requirements for exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting on May 9, 2017, at its headquarters in Austin. CWD in white-tailed deer and mule deer has been documented in different geographic locations in Texas, which puts other CWD susceptible species at risk for CWD exposure and infection. Statewide surveillance is a critical component to early detection of CWD in exotic susceptible species. Movement Reporting and Identification Requirements The adopted movement reporting and identification rule requires owners to keep herd records, estimated annual inventory and mortality records if they move or sell exotic CWD susceptible species located within a high fence

premises. The estimated annual inventory and mortality records must be submitted on or before April 1 of every year to the TAHC Central Office. The rule also requires the owner of live exotic CWD susceptible species being moved or transported within the state to obtain a Premises Identification Number (PIN). To obtain a PIN, contact the TAHC Animal Disease Traceability department at 1-800-550-8242 ext. 733. Surveillance Requirements The adopted surveillance rule requires a total of three eligible mortalities to be CWD tested and valid test results submitted to your local TAHC region office on or by April 1 of every year. Eligible mortalities include hunter harvested exotic CWD susceptible species or natural mortalities that occur on the premises. This requirement applies to all high and low fenced premises where exotic CWD susceptible species are located and is not dependent on movement. Mortality Record Keeping The adopted mortality record keeping

rule states that the owner of a premises where an eligible mortality occurs must maintain a mortality record. The mortality record must be submitted to the TAHC central office on or by April 1 of every year. Testing Requirements & Test Result Reporting The rules for testing exotic CWD susceptible species state that all CWD test samples be collected by a state or federal animal health official, accredited veterinarian, or a certified CWD postmortem sample collector; and the samples must be submitted to an official laboratory for all eligible mortalities. The owner must report all test results to their TAHC region office within 30 days of receiving the results. For a list of certified CWD postmortem sample collectors, visit www.tahc. deer/authorized/TAHC_CertifiedCWDSampleCollectorContactList.pdf. For more information, visit www.tahc. e

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ODA ME / Electric motor pumps are ideal for hog, dairy, or beef reception pits, water, sewage, syrup – the list goes on! Pumps can be used to agitate, transfer or to fill hauling units. Parts in stock in our USA facility to build pumps in various lengths from 4’-20’, additional lengths available upon request. Pumps can be run with motors from 5hp – 50hp 3phase or single phase. cface electric motors eliminates belt & pulley problems. Hot dipped galvanized is standard – stainless steel components are available upon request. Cast iron impeller housing with venturi design & adjustable pressure plate creates high pressure to move the slurry as far or fast as you need. Our patented chopping system can handle slurries with higher concentration of bedding & solids. Rotating cutter blade & counter blades are made of hardened steel alloy to chop harder & longer without needing to be replaced. Agitation nozzle has a 320 degree horizontal & 90 degree vertical range of motion. Additional gearbox with prop can be added for additional agitation. Pumps can be mounted & secured in several different ways with wall/floor mount bracket or on a 2 wheel trailer which allows easy movement between different pit access holes. For more information, visit  e


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n the early eighties, virtually all of the “Farrow-toFinish” swine confinements were single story buildings with make-shift ventilation systems constructed as the individual builder saw fit. In the attempt to improve ventilation, standardize construction, and cut costs, an automated insulated curtain system was designed. The original multi-layered insulated curtain was developed and patented in 1984 by Carolyn Henderson, American Agra Curtain’s current president. Since then, many modifications and improvements have been incorporated into our insulated curtain which is marketed under the name of Insulated MARCO- LITE. Most of our curtains are still on the job after seven or eight years of service. In addition to our insulated curtains, we have many other products designed specifically for the agricultural building industry such as room and shop dividers, fan covers, bird barriers, pulleys, stainless steel cable, rope, cord, split bolts, curtain clips, and insulated curtains with no film for dairies, concrete blankets, sidewall insulation for garages, door covers for basement rooms, and crawl space covers. Installation instructions are included with all orders. Call us at 765-564-3979 and see what we can do for you. e

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Selection on $B improves feed efficiency


ngus dollar values ($Values) are designed to help breeders balance selection emphasis among a variety of traits to improve profitability. Such multitrait selection becomes difficult when the traits are unfavorably related. An example of a group of traits with an unfavorable correlation includes growth, marbling and feed intake. In general, cattle that excel for yearling weight and carcass weight, and produce high-quality carcasses with higher marbling scores, tend to have higher levels of feed intake. Depending on market conditions, this increased feed cost in the feedlot can negate some of the additional revenue achieved through carcass-quality premiums and increased carcass weight. Gauging efficiency Two different genetic values describe feed intake and efficiency in Angus cattle. Residual average daily gain (RADG) estimates gain differences among animals at a constant level of feed intake. If one sire has an RADG expected progeny difference (EPD) of 0.28, compared to another with an RADG EPD of 0.13, the 0.15 difference indicates the first sire’s progeny should gain 15 hundredths of a pound more per day while consuming an equal amount of feed. Over a 160-day feeding period, that would equate to 24 additional pounds (lb.) of live weight with no increase in feed cost, due to greater feed efficiency. The EPD for dry-matter intake (DMI) describes differences in cattle for daily feed intake. Cattle with higher DMI EPDs consume more feed each day in the feedlot, but lower DMI EPD alone does not indicate efficiency. Some high-DMI EPD cattle are still very efficient, because of their high level of gain, and some low-DMI EPD cattle gain at a slower rate, and thus may be less efficient. The RADG EPD is the best indicator of feed efficiency, not DMI EPD. Angus began providing EPDs for RADG in 2011, but despite this, the genetic trend for feed intake has been increasing for many years. As you can see in Fig. 1, the genetic trend for the beef value index ($B) has been increasing in the Angus breed since the values were first provided more than 10 years ago. The trend, simply the average value by birth year, is calculated using today’s economic assumptions, so the change in $B illustrated is a direct result in the changing average values of the traits included, especially marbling and carcass weight. Up to this point, feed-intake information was not directly included in $B. Through 2014, the trend for DMI EPD increased at a similar rate to $B, so even though Angus cattle were improving for marbling score and carcass weight, some of the benefit was offset by increased feed costs. In 2014, the equation for $B was changed, adding DMI EPD as a direct factor. Since that change was made, the genetic trend for DMI has moderated, and actually decreased in 2016-born calves. The EPD for RADG, which had been gradually increasing, shows a more dramatic and consistent improvement in feed efficiency for the breed since the change in the index equation was made. Even with the addition of feed intake into the $B equation, 44 • Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy

other traits in the index, such as marbling and carcass weight, continued to improve, as shown in Fig. 2. This illustrates the benefit of index selection, weighting unfavorably related traits by their economic value. The current $B formulation identifies sires with the most favorable combination of all traits to improve profitability during the feedlot phase of production. The sires that best combine genetics for carcass quality, carcass weight and feed efficiency achieve the highest values for $B. As new traits are added to the Angus genetic evaluation, both $B and $W will be updated to better reflect the true profitability differences among animals, including as many economically relevant traits as possible. The bottom line is today’s Angus cattle have a more favorable combination of traits influencing profitability in all phases of beef production. Article by Dan Moser, Courtesy of Angus Journal

Fig. 1: Selection on $B improves feed efficiency

Avg. values for $B (green line, left axis), DMI EPD (yellow line, right axis) and RADG EPD (black line, right axis), by birth year. The vertical line at 2014 represents the point when the $B formula was changed to include feed intake. Prior to 2014, DMI was not directly included in $B calculation, and the genetic level of intake increased each year. After DMI was included in $B calculation in 2014, the genetic trend for intake leveled out in 2015, and decreased in 2016.

Fig. 2: Other traits improve even as feed intake declines

Avg. values for marbling EPD (blue line, left axis), DMI EPD (yellow line, left axis) and carcass weight EPD (brown line, right axis), by birth year. The vertical line at 2014 represents the point when the $B formula was changed to include feed intake. Even as genetic level of feed intake remained constant in 2015 and declined in 2016, the genetic levels of marbling and carcass weight continued to increase.

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Easy Way Cattle Care The most complete line of parasite control available!

ATTENTION CATTLEMEN: If your cattle or bison are bothered by flies, lice, ticks or other parasites, you need of our parasite treating stations. They work in pasture or lot on cows, calves and bison. They are fully automatic and require very little maintenance. Your cattle will do better if they are free of parasites!

EASY WAY CATTLE CARE | P.O. Box 325, Decorah, IA 52101

563-387-0932 or 563-382-2099

Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy Magazine – Summer-Fall 2017  

Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy Magazine Rocky Mountain/Heartland Edition, Summer-Fall 2017, Issue 54

Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy Magazine – Summer-Fall 2017  

Western Farm, Ranch and Dairy Magazine Rocky Mountain/Heartland Edition, Summer-Fall 2017, Issue 54