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The business behind ‘buying the beef’


These bulls at JAS Red Angus farm are ready to be sold at the 17th annual Buy the Beef Bull Sale on Apr. 6. Most of them are yearlings, with some two-year-olds mixed in. Bulls from both JAS Red Angus and Camo Cattle Co. are in the pen and will be available at the bull sale.

By Kira Paterson Farmers’ Advocate The JAS Red Angus 17th annual Buy the Beef Bull Sale is coming up fast and Jason and Doug McLaren are busy getting ready for it,

along with their consignor, Cam Tibbett, of Camo Cattle Co. The sale is set for Tuesday, Apr. 6 at the Neepawa Ag Complex. Jason McLaren said that planning for a bull sale is a year-round task. “Really,

it starts with decisions now [for next year],” he noted. They artificially inseminate (AI) their cows, choosing bull sires based on genetics, looks and performance statistics. McLaren said that this is the time of year they

start choosing what sires to AI their cows with. “So it starts now and we feed them, look after them, put them to pasture. And then when you start feeding them in October, you want to bed that pen lots, because you

want them clean for pictures and for videos. It’s just an ongoing process,” McLaren explained. He added that Tibbett also brings his bulls to the McLarens’ yard in the fall to get them used to the other bulls and get them on

the same feeding schedule. Each bull is weighed monthly from weaning, to ensure they’re gaining weight the way they should. They are also semen tested before going up for sale. Continued on Page B2

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Holding a bull sale takes lots of preparation Continued from Page B1 The bulls are photographed, their genetics, birth weight, wean weight and weight after about a year are all recorded and included in the information in the annual sale catalogue, which goes out a few weeks before the sale. Videographers were at the farm last Sunday, filming each bull for sale to use both at the sale itself and to have online beforehand, so buyers can get a better look at the bulls, rather than just relying on still photos in the catalogue. Buyers can also contact McLaren to arrange a time to see the bulls in person. The weekend before the sale, the bulls are moved from the McLaren farm into the Ag Complex, where they are cleaned up, fed and watered until the sale day comes. The bulls will stay in their pens throughout the sale. The videos of each bull will be shown as they’re put up for auction, so that they don’t have to be run through the ring. This not only saves time, but it reduces the wear and tear on the bulls. This year, McLaren noted that they have 50 yearling bulls up for auction and 16 two-year-olds, which is on par with what they normally have. Their purebred Angus bulls normally sell within the range of $3,500 to as much as $9,000, with an average sale price of around $4,300.

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Adapting to restrictions The Buy the Beef Bull Sale was a little different last year than it normally is, due to the pandemic. Instead of holding the sale at the Ag Complex in Neepawa, they hosted it outdoors on their farm east of town. This year, however, with restrictions a little lighter than last spring, they are able to have a slightly more normal sale. “Last year, we did do it in the yard just because of restrictions, but it’s pretty dependent on weather. It worked out pretty well last year, but we have such a nice facility in town that we might as well use it,” McLaren stated. He added that last year, in the


A couple curious calves liked the camera enough to pose for a quick picture at JAS Red Angus Farms. These two purebred Red Angus were born earlier this year.

Ag Complex, they would’ve been limited to about five people because it was indoors, but this year, the limit will be around 70 people, which is closer to their regular attendance numbers. “The farm hasn’t changed much here [due to the pandemic]. But the way people buy bulls has changed, for sure,” McLaren said. “It’s a lot more online, a lot more phone calls, trying to set up appointments so they can view the bulls, instead of just show up [to the sale].” Because of the pandemic, a lot less interaction is able to happen at the sales. “It’s too bad, because a bull

sale has the social aspect. Everybody goes to see their neighbour and talk,” McLaren expressed. Despite some changes, McLaren added that they will still be able to keep some bonuses to the sale, such as serving lunch. He explained that his wife and mom will be prepackaging the food and handing it out with gloves and masks on, so that nobody touches a person’s food except the server and that person who will be eating it. While adaptations have had to be made, cattle farmers still need bulls and JAS Red Angus is still making sure their buyers can get quality stock in a safe manner.


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Protecting Canada’s biodiversity hotspots Ducks Unlimited receives $5 million for habitat conservation

By Casper Wehrhahn Farmers’ Advocate Prairie conser vation efforts received a massive boost recently, as the Weston Family Prairie Grasslands initiative has committed nearly $25 million in grants to five conservation organizations across Canada. Of this sum, $5 million is being provided to Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) over the next five years. T h is fund ing w i l l a llow DUC to boost their grasslands and wetlands conservation ef forts in the prairie provinces, including Manitoba. This is expected to protect more t ha n 10,0 0 0 hect a res (24,710 acres) of these v ital habitats through conservation easements– a partnership with farmers, ranchers and other landowners that unites the needs of conservation and agriculture. “These [conservation easements] are prett y simple documents that are perpetual in nature– when it’s signed by the landowner, it is attached to the deed to the property. Those restrictions then go with the property forevermore,” Scott Stephens, reg iona l ma nager for DUC, explained. “[These easements] simply restrict the upland areas in that they remain grasslands, and then for any wetlands, they have to remain intact also and can’t be drained or converted to other uses.” Stephens added, “Other than that, all of these areas are grasslands and wetlands currently, so they have to remain like that, but they remain in private ownership and the landowners get to continue to either graze cows, cut hay or their other traditional uses on the property.” Why prairies? T he pra ir ie reg ions were specifically chosen for this effort due to the important role the grasslands and wetlands ecosystems play in biodiversity. This biodiversity is something Stephens feels some may not realize. In particular, these habitats house a wide variety of species, such

areas w i l l be as water fowl, r ight there songbirds and around Minnevarious pollindosa and Shoal ators. Lake. So, not “I think ver y far from ma ny fol k s – Neepawa is when we think where quite a about areas that bit of the inare important vest ment s on to biodiversity– the conser vatypically think tion easements of rainforests or that we do with coral reefs. But landowners will here at home in be made. Right Canada, as you in your backlook all across yard,” Stephens t he c o u nt r y, explained. some of t he most high-bioSUBMITTED PHOTO d iversit y hot- Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has been working on the Canadian Prairies A historical effort spots that we since the establishment of the organization more than 80 years ago. DUC’s Tamara Rehave anywhere relationship with farmers, ranchers and producers help to protect vital banks, chair in the country habitats, such as Canada’s grasslands and wetlands. of the Weston would be in the Fami ly Founprairies in these grasslands areas,” said that this is something projects in Manitoba could dation, noted their own Stephens. “I think prob- DUC is more than happy not be provided, Stephens enthusiasm for the Weston ably many folks may not to provide. noted that several con- Fami ly’s commit ment, “We’re excited by the ser vation projects will stating in a media reappreciate that, but these are just as valuable and opportunity to provide be funded this year, with lease, “It’s exciting to see threatened as tropical most of this funding to many more expected to what can be accomplished producers out there on come over the next four by bringing Canadians rainforests.” together to find innovative the landscape. It’s a great years. way to reward them for Conservation “One of the big focus and sustainable approachthe stewardship and the close to home Aside from the pleasure maintenance for these of aiding in this important areas that they’ve done effort, those who sign the for a long time– it proconser vation easement vides them some financial agreements are also pro- incentives to continue to vided a financial incentive maintain those areas,” through the funding pro- Stephens expressed. A lt hough a speci f ic vided to DUC. Stephens told the Banner & Press number for the expected

es to restoring and protecting biodiversity. Our Foundation is committed to supporting landscapelevel efforts to find solutions to our environmental challenges and, ultimately, improve the well-being of Canadians.” The other four organizations to receive grants from the Weston Family were Nature Conservancy of Canada, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Foundation, Grasslands National Park (Parks Canada) and Meewasin Valley Authority. Each organization is bringing additional funding and in-kind donations for a total of $70 million to support this five year collaborative effort. As a whole across the three provinces, this effort will affect nearly four million acres of the specified habitats in what is being noted as one of the largest prairie grasslands conservation efforts in Canadian history.

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Op-Ed: Lessons to keep Helping hands By Cam Dahl Manitoba Pork

As we approach the one-year anniversary of pandemic lockdowns, COVID-19 fatigue has set in for most. We want to see our families again. We want to have a barbeque with our neighbours. We want to be able to meet a group of friends at a restaurant. While we don’t want to talk about positives coming out of the COVID-19 experience, there are lessons for our relationship to agriculture and food that need to be remembered after the pandemic response ends. One of the foremost lessons we have learned during this pandemic is the importance of people on the front lines. There are too many “front lines” to list. I am grateful for them all. I would like to focus on the front-line workers of Canada’s food supply. Being able to put food on the table depends upon staff at grocery stores being willing to come to work every day despite the risk of infection. Having full grocery shelves would not be possible without truckers who are willing to make the long haul, even with restaurants and rest facilities closed across the country. Farmers from coast to coast continue to produce healthy and nutritious food. We would be lost without them. We cannot forget the workers who keep our processing plants running. These jobs might have been taken for granted in the past, but we need to acknowledge their importance. It

would only be a matter of days before meat counters were empty if processing plants were forced to close due to labour shortages. Canada’s agriculture supply chains have proven to be incredibly resilient during the pandemic. Demand from domestic consumers continues to be met, and we are seeing record export levels for agriculture commodities as countries around the world turn to Canada as a reliable supplier. We should honour the people who have created and maintain this reliability. We can do this by giving priority vaccine access to those employed in critical infrastructure and essential services.

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Op Ed: Regenerate Canada’s beef sector by addressing corporate concentration

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Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) president Bob Lowe recently stated that there is a critical need for better Business Risk Management tools for the beef sector. In addition to improving coverage for cow/calf producers by seeking the removal of the reference margin limit, he calls for raising the current $3 million payment cap as apparently, this isn’t enough to cover individual feedlot losses. It is ironic that the CCA, a free market supporter, is asking for government funding to support cattle producers unable to secure a living from the market while at the same time, many taxpaying consumers are forking out record high prices for beef. Clearly, the free market is not functioning as advertised!

As the national cow herd continues to shrink at an alarming rate, there is certainly a need for government action. The current model is clearly unsustainable when feedlots running thousands of animals can’t pencil enough of a profit margin over the years to sustain them through a downturn, and when the cow/calf sector that sells animals to the feeders has become so unprofitable that ranchers running several hundred cows resort to selling halves of beef to their neighbours to survive. Meanwhile, over recent months, the profits being realized in the cull cow market by the packers have exceeded the total sum realized by the rancher selling a well-fattened cow! Given the escalating climate crisis, we need to lower GHG emissions and sequester more CO2 on agricultural land through regenerative grazing prac-

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Despite the CCA’s apparent inability to see it, the solution is hiding in plain view, as it has been for more than two decades. There is clearly enough profit being generated in the beef production chain to support a viable livelihood for ranchers, feedlot owners, packers and retailers — if only it were distributed more equitably! The CCA and its provin-

cial counterparts should be urging the Government address corporate concentration beyond the farm-gate. This is what is preventing the equitable distribution of the wealth created by beef production. The Government has both the tools and the authority to tackle this problem, but lacks the political will. They need to hear this solution from the cattle

producer organizations. For the Canadian beef cattle sector to have a viable future, we need to stop treating the symptoms and deal with the root cause of the problem once and for all. Ian Aitken runs a beef cattle herd at Belmont, Manitoba with his wife and daughter. This op-ed was submitted to the Advocate via the National Farmers Union (NFU)



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Grazed pastures essential to songbird survival By Wayne Hildebrand Submitted After a long COVID-19 winter, many look forward to spring and the return of Manitoba’s migratory birds. Canada Geese arrived in Manitoba on Mar. 4, much earlier than their long term average spring arrival date of Mar. 23. Unfortunately, there are fewer songbirds arriving every spring. Migratory songbird populations are suffering a serious decline. The Bank Swallow has lost 98 per cent of its population over the past 40 years. Anyone over age 50 with some farm background can attest to the large number of Barn Swallows that once lined the telephone wires. The Barn Swallow has lost over 90 per cent of its population. Grassland birds the most threatened The soundscape of Manitoba has also changed. Overall, the population of grassland birds, along with their songs, has declined by 50 per cent; including the


On left: A Loggerhead Shrike. On right: A Meadow Lark.

Western Meadowlark (75 per cent decline). If nothing is done, we could lose these species at risk, and with them, their beautiful songs as a symbol of spring. The journal Science reports there are 3 billion fewer birds in Canada and the United States than there were in 1970. “Changes to the natural habitat since settlement has benefitted some wildlife species, but also endangered others,” said Curtis Hullick, Habitat Field Manager for Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corpora-

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pasture lands of south western Manitoba. Grazed pastures are not only beneficial for these Species at Risk, they are essential to their survival.” Healthy pastures help birds In 2017, the Manitoba Beef Producers partnered with Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada to provide funding to implement a Species at Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) in southwest Manitoba. The grassland habitat program

is entering its fifth year. About 50 producers and over 27,000 acres have been signed so far with Manitoba Beef Producers SARPAL program. Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) was contracted to deliver the Manitoba Beef Producers Species at Risk program. “Healthy pastures help the threatened birds,” says Carol Graham, habitat conservation specialist with MHHC. “The Manitoba SARPAL ‘Keep Grazing’ project provides funding for

pasture fencing, cross fencing, a rotational grazing strategy, alternate watering systems or relocation of watering systems, and shrub mowing to support healthy grasslands. We have one more year of funding, so there is a lot of opportunity yet to seek assistance.” For information, phone Carol Graham at 204-821-4943 or search the website Many migratory songbirds will be arriving soon. They will sing their songs to attract mates and claim territory. With healthy habitat, they will f ind nesting sites and food to successfully raise a family. Wayne Hildebrand is a retired Agrologist with 35 years experience in land and water management.

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50’ Melroe 220 spraycoupe~ 92’ brandt quickfold~70’ �����������������01� �� �rostar se��, flexicoil ��� ����� ������D� 19�9 western star 62 sprayer, 80’ bourgault 850 centurion sprayer. HARVEST Jd boo� tru��� �eustar 33’ tr�de� end du������tra�n ��at de�� �ead on�� �� 9600 combine in good shape with 914 p/u head~ 960 macdon JDJD�0� ra�e� 25’����������������� draper header, fits deere~ 230 strait1� cutwhee� header~ 220 �r�o��et ��3�00 ��� tw�n s�rew � � with sunflower pans~ JD 590 30’ swather ~ JD all crop�01� header ���er, �unn �n�ght V�1�0 �w�n s�rew ��� ���er, �00� �u��now ��90 tw�n 9500 JD combine ~ 2010 case IH������D� 2020 35’ flex head. TRUCKS/ ���������������������������������19�9 ��150 ��� �003 honda ���������������������������������19�9 ��150 ��� ������D� �003 honda ���� s�rew TRAILERS 2012 Prostaren��osed semi, wet line,tra��er� lockers, 554150Kms, a��ord ������D�19�5 �he�� � ton� �5’ IH ������� �argo �arge a��ord ������D�19�5 �he�� � ton� �5’ ������� en��osed �argo tra��er� �arge se�e�t�on 3�t �owers, ang�e b�ades, 1989 t���ers, snow b�ower���ue� tan�s ���u����e SAFTIED~ star 40’ boom truck with deck ~ se�e�t�on 3�t �owers, ang�e b�ades, t���ers,western snow b�ower���ue� tan�s ���u����e bu��et w�th gra���e� �eonNeustar �oader � s��d steerend atta�h�ents ��Vanguard 16’ lead boat, tridem dump~ B-train flat deck bu��et w�th gra���e� �eon �oader �33’ s��d steer atta�h�ents ��Vanguard 16’ boat,only ~ 1�0h� � 3� 5th �a��ers � ���� ���� ������������� ������� th whee� JD������������� 704 12 wheel rake~ Trioliet 2-3200 1�0h� � 3� 5 whee�LIVESTOCK/HAYING �a��ers � ���� ���� ������� TMR twin screw mixer, 2014 Kunn Knight VT180 Twin screw TMR mixer, 2008 Lucknow 2290 twin screw TMR~ 42’ NEW* bale trailer, drill stem frame. 12x NEW* 24’ free standing panels~ � NEW* 30’x11’ steel calf shelter~ NEW 20’x11’ Steel calf shelter~ NEW*4x 30” fence line feed bunks RECREATIONAL/3pt ���������������������������������19�9 EQUIPMENT/MISC 1979 F-150 4x4 SAFTIED~ 2003 honda ��150 ��� ������D� �003 honda accord SAFTIED~1985 chevy ½�he�� ton~ 25’ enclosed a��ord ������D�19�5 �AGASSIZ ton� �5’ ������� en��osed �argo tra��er� �arge cargo trailer~ Large selection 3pt mowers, angle blades, se�e�t�on 3�t �owers, ang�e b�ades, t���ers, snow b�ower���ue� tan�s ���u����e tillers, snow blower~ fuel tanks ~ quickie bucket with bu��et w�thloader gra���e� �eon �oader � s��d steer atta�h�ents ��Vanguard 16’ boat, grapple~quickie with bucket and grapple~ leon loader ~ skid steer attachments 16’ boat, 140hp o/b ���� ~ 3x 1�0h� � 3� 5th~ Vanguard whee� �a��ers � ���� ������������� ������� 5th wheel campers ~ PLUS MORE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS!

BID ONLINE April 1st - 9th




Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Bulk Fuels & Agro Dept.

Murray Watson Lubricant Salesman




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Ag Exp Televised Live Auction 7-9pm • April 1, 2021

Due to the current pandemic, we have made the decision to forgo the trade show to prevent the spread of CoVID-19.

Therefore we are hosting a televised live auction on NACTV on April 1 at 7pm.

NACTV can be seen on channels (MTS) 30 & 1030, (Bell ExpressVu) 592, (Westman Comm) 117 & online at

2021 Neepawa Ag Expo Auction Listing

Neepawa Natives Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, the Yellowhead Centre and 10% of this years proceeds will go towards the Neepawa Curling Club to help with the ice shed dehumidifier replacement. Gowan Agro

1 case of Yuma and $300 of Neepawa Chamber of Commerce Dollars

Richardson Pioneer & Valley View Ag Services

80 acres of dry floating

R & K Jackson Trucking Ltd

$500 of custom grain or fertilizer hauling


Voucher for one on farm pickup load of Canola delivered to Altona, T-Fal Deep Fryer and 17L of Canola Oil

Kulbacki Seeds

2 bags of P506ML canola seed treated with Helix Extra & Lumiderm

Atom Jet Industries

Atom Jet jacket, 2 hats, 2 travel mugs and $500 gift certificate for new Atom Jet openers

Western Canadian Aerial

100 L of glyphosate applied in fall by aerial (plane not included) & 1/2 hour sightseeing tour around Neepawa for 2 passengers

Nelson Almey

1 hour flight in Cessna 182 for up to 3 passengers

ADM Fertilizer

MS Schippers spray foam gun attachment & 18 L spray foam, & Neepawa Natives sweater

C. S Farms Ltd

2000 bushels of mobile seed cleaning for 2022 crop year

Redferns Farm Services

80 acres of custom dry floating

Northstar Seed

2 x 25 kg bags of Premium Hay Max Blend


Dewalt 20V cordless drill & impact drive kit, duffle bag & coffee mug

Tonn Seeds

$500 gift voucher towards any seed or service at Tonn Seeds


1 free MNP Regional Farm Benchmark Service

Rocky Mountain Equipment

Rental of a min 500 hp Case IH 4WD tractor for 10 hours


1 jug of Proline Gold fungicide(40 ac)


1 custom personalized firepit & fire poker

Brett Young Seeds

1 bag of 6076 RR canola seed treated with Helix Vibrance & Fortenza Advanced

CAMO Cattle Co.

Beef grilling package - 50 lbs of hamburger, 25 lbs of roast & 25 lbs of steak

Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op

160 acres of custom spraying

Shur-Gro Farm Services

160 acres of custom dry floating


1 bag of L357PC canola seed treated with Lumiderm


Combine/Tractor wash and detailing

Court Seeds

$500 voucher towards any product or service from Court Seeds Ltd

E.K. Kostenchuk Ltd

40 yards of gravel delivered to Neepawa and surrounding area


1 jug of Authority 480 herbicide


2 (25kg) bags of Instinct Alfalfa seed

Gill & Schmall Agencies

$500 travel voucher towards Gill & Schmall Travel

KK Penner

$500 gift certificate and hoodie


$500 FBN store credit that can be used to purchase crop protection products on a min $10,000 order

T.I.C. Parts & Service

160 acres rental of 46’ Ag Shield Land Roller with levelling blade


1 jug of Cruiser Vibrance Quattro

Rob Smith & Son Backhoe & Trucking Ltd

$1000 worth of gravel delivered within a 50km radius of Neepawa

Covers & Co

1 free ton of Full Season Cover Crop Seed

Stride Credit Union

$125 gift certificate to Neepawa Golf and Country Club, $125 gift certificate to Brews Brothes Bistro & $250 gift certificate D&R Tools/ Mac Tools

Nutrien Ag Solutions

1 bag of PV540G RR canola seed treated with Helix Vibrance

Precision Land Solutions

160 acres of topography survey and tile design

Enns Brothers

John Deere Children’s 12V Gator XUV


1 case of Prominex herbicide( 40 ac) & a large cooler


1 year subscription to Grain Shark marketing service

Mar-Dee Enterprises

Fill-Rite 1210 12-volt fuel pump


$450 to Elkhorn Resort & 12V food vehicle warmer

Team Electronics

AOPEN QH10 video projector

Big Thank You to HyLife & Neepawa Banner & Press for being cash sponsors!

Neepawa Ag Expo Live Televised Live Auction is brought to you by the Neepawa Natives Junior A Hockey Club, and our area Ag industry leaders.

Phone in or text bids can be called in to: Matt Lowry 204-841-2389 • Cam Tibbett 204-841-3060 Ken Waddell 204-476-6214 • NACTV office 204-476-2639 Follow along Neepawa Natives Facebook & Twitter for updates

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