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New cash advance option for farmers with unharvested grain Farmers who have been unable to harvest their 2016 crops may be eligible for a cash advance under a revised application deadline. For this program year, the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) will accept new seeded cash advance applications until March 2017. “The deadline extension means farmers have a new option for generating cash flow even though they have unharvested crops,” says Rick White, CEO of CCGA. “This deadline change applies equally to farmers already enrolled in the 2016 program, as well as those who are applying for the first time.” CCGA will begin accepting applications for unharvested grain immediately. Farmers are still required to meet all existing seeded advance requirements, including: Provision of Security – seeded advances must be secured by either crop insurance or AgriStability. Farmers who use crop insurance must provide proof that their coverage has been extended beyond November 15, 2016. Reporting requirements – once the crop has been harvested, a post-harvested report is required. Repayment deadline – Advances are repayable as the grain is sold. The final date for repayment on a 2016 grain advance is September 30, 2017. “In the past we could not issue seeded advances after August 31st,” says Dave Gallant, director of operations at CCGA. “This change creates an opportunity for many farmers across the Prairies who were not able to complete harvest this year due to weather difficulties.” Gallant also reminds farmers that advances re-

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BC Ag minster Letnick celebrates ag, seafood conference Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has issued the following statement congratulating everyone involved in a productive BC Agrifood and Seafood Conference. “As Minister of Agriculture, my goal is simple – help our B.C. agrifood and seafood sector succeed. “It was a pleasure to welcome our conference delegates to the Okanagan this week and have a conversation about how we can develop, strengthen and build relationships, and support B.C.’s food supply security. “From the Agritech Innovation Challenge to our key-

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Get ready to ham it up and the 2017 Banff pork seminar The 46th Banff Pork Seminar takes place January 10 to 12, 2017, at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. “We’ve built a powerful program that tackles the big issues of the day and balances that with the very best production information that producers can implement immediately,” says seminar program co-chair, Dr. Ruurd Zijlstra of the University of Alberta. “The North American pork industry is innovative, building on the latest technologies and innovations,” adds program co-chair Dr. Michael Dyck. “Banff Pork Seminar brings together the latest knowledge and great networking opportunities, all in beautiful Banff.” Wednesday plenary ses-

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A familiar column to Horizon readers: The Collie Corner CAROL NELSON Horizon Columnist For the past 27 years my husband and I have ranched in the Pink Mountain area. We have a mixed cowherd and a flock of Cheviot/ Scottish Black Face x sheep. As time goes on we have found it difficult to get help and so depend more and more on our border collies to get the jobs done. Twenty years ago I had the good fortune to watch a stock dog clinic and was amazed at what a trained dog was capable of doing. A chore dog was my first goal to achieve and then I got into competing at trials. The dogs have taken us across Western Canada and the United States where we have met new and interesting people. It is my hope that this column will connect more dog enthusiast and we can get together to work dogs. Working stock dogs have been a part of history for many years, some of these dogs have

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Wettest year since the 90s, says BC Grain Producer Association rep Rick Kantz With BC Grains says he hasn’t seen a year like this since the 90s. With crops still on the field, he says producers are in a lurch. “We are still dealing with the fall. About 20 percent of yields are still on fields and this isn’t going to be positive,” he says. “Cereals will likely be flattened and not sellable. Canola that would normally have been pulled in has been snowed under.” He said this season was not what the agriculture sector needed. “We are all used to uncertainly to a point, but we’re still trying to salvage this year,” he said. Dawson Creek rancher Larry Fossum, past president of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, said earlier this fall that the situation has him having to do more with less. “Ranchers with full-time income coming off the ranch would be (earning) roughly 40 per cent less right now if they sold their cows,” he said. According to a Country Life in B.C. report, Anne Wasko told the B.C. Association of Cattle Feeders the U.S. was solely to blame for the over correction in price. Wasko said the cow inventory in that country has come on so

strong that the market hasn’t had time to catch up. Shaun Grant, general manager of the South Peace Grain Cleaning Co-op, said he knows of one mid-size producer who’s pegged his losses at $1 million. “There wasn’t time to complete the harvest,” he said. “The ground conditions have been very wet and soft, and then it started to rain and that delayed harvest. Then the snow came right behind it. Kantz agrees. If it hasn’t been cold, it has been raining,” he said. “There has been nothing like this since the 90s crops on the field rolling past mid November is certainly an odd year.” B.C.’s Peace Region accounts for about 80 per cent of the province’s field crop production, with main crops being wheat, barley and canola. Kantz says the 20 percent of crops left on the fields is many producers’ margin. “And then when the crop on the field is of less quality, more of a feed level, then income goes down. Cattle were down this year too. We need an early spring to get this year’s work done - to get the crops off before new planting.” He admits it doesn’t look promising and that early spring chances are slim. Commercial Buildings

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The fact of the matter is water wells don’t last forever A water well is a significant investment and a vital part of your rural property. Naturally, you want that well to last as long as possible. However, the lifespan of a water well can be quite variable; some may last years while others may last decades and there are no easy answers for why some wells last longer than others. The following are all important factors that can affect the lifespan of a water well: original design and construction of the well, quality and type of materials used in the construction e.g. newer wells are constructed with plastic casings and liners that should last longer than steel casings used in older wells, local geography and groundwater conditions, seasonal fluctuations in ground water levels and long term changes in the aquifer e.g. decreased groundwater levels during dry seasons or droughts,

type and quantity of minerals in the water supply, amount of sediment produced during pumping and the current age of well. Rene Arts, a licensed water well contractor, has been working on water wells since the late 1970s and over the years he has serviced some very old wells. “Some wells can last for a very long time. I have worked on wells that are so old they quit making the parts for them in 1929,” admits the licensed water well driller from Westlock, Alberta. “These aren’t the norm, but I still keep a stock of supplies on hand specifically to service these older wells.” If you notice a dramatic change in your water quality or a significant change in the flow rate of your well, you should contact a licensed well water contractor to determine what is causing the

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problem and what can be done about it. Common causes of well deterioration include mineral encrustation, sand production or biofouling. In all three cases, well deterioration occurs both to the well screen and casing as well as to the surrounding formation itself. “If it’s a broken part, such as a pump, you can generally fix the problem,” explains Rene. “If it’s a hole in the steel casing and it is 100 feet down, you likely have to replace the well.” If you do need to have a new well drilled, choose a licensed water well contractor who has experience in your area and knows the local geology. There is no simple, short answer as to how long a water well will continue to produce an acceptable quantity of water of good quality. Routine maintenance can extend the life of your well and understanding your well can help you detect changes in water quality before it becomes a more serious problem. Online resources and free community-based workshops offered by the Working Well program provide well owners with the information and tools they need to properly care for their water wells. The Working Well resources will help you understand groundwater, your well system and the maintenance procedures that can contribute to making your well last longer. For more information, visit the Working Well website at www.workingwell.alberta.ca, call toll free Alberta 310-3773 or email ESRD. Info-Centre@gov.ab.ca.

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Canola (January 2017) Cash November 2016 January 2017 March 2017 Wheat (December 2016) Cash December 2016 March 2017 May 2017 Hard Red Wheat (December 2016) Cash December 2016 March 2017 May 2017 Spring Wheat (December 2016) Cash December 2016 March 2017 May 2017 Corn (December 2016) December 2016 March 2017 May 2017 Oats (December 2016) December 2016 March 2017 May 2017 Soybeans (January 2017) January 2017 March 2017 May 2017 Soybean Oil (December 2016) December 2016 January 2017 March 2017 Soybean Meal (December 2016) December 2016 January 2017 March 2017

Last 496.00s 528.80 535.20 540.00 Last 405-0s 394-4 418-4 433-2 Last 345-4s 410-6 428-0 441-4 Last 648-6s 533-0 527-4 531-0 Last 349-0 358-0 365-0 Last 209-2 216-4 221-4 Last 1044-6 1053-2 1058-6 Last 36.60 36.86 37.16 Last 321.0 323.1 325.4

Change + 7.80 + 1.40 + 1.30 + 1.40 Change - 5-0 - 7-0 - 5-2 - 4-0 Change - 1-0 - 4-6 - 5-4 - 4-0 Change - 0-2 + 5-6 + 1-2 + 1-2 Change - 1-6 - 1-2 - 1-0 Change -7-4 - 6-6 - 5-0 Change + 10-4 + 10-2 + 9-6 Change - 0.25 - 0.28 - 0.24 Change + 4.6 + 4.5 + 4.5

Open 0.00 527.40 533.90 539.30 Open 0-0 401-6 424-0 438-0 Open 0-0 415-0 433-6 445-0 Open 0-0 527-6 525-2 529-0 Open 349-6 358-4 365-0 Open 216-0 223-4 224-0 Open 1032-0 1040-0 1045-4 Open 36.75 37.18 37.35 Open 316.4 318.6 320.1

High 496.00 533.30 539.50 543.80 High 405-0 403-6 427-0 440-4 High 345-4 416-2 434-6 446-4 High 648-6 535-0 531-0 534-4 High 350-6 359-2 366-0 High 216-0 223-4 224-0 High 1046-6 1055-2 1060-6 High 36.89 37.19 37.44 High 321.0 323.4 325.8

Low 496.00 525.00 532.00 539.10 Low 405-0 394-4 418-4 433-0 Low 345-4 410-0 428-0 439-6 Low 648-6 527-4 524-6 528-6 Low 348-4 357-2 364-2 Low 209-0 216-2 221-4 Low 1029-4 1038-2 1044-2 Low 36.30 36.58 36.83 Low 315.1 317.2 319.4

Prev. Stl. 488.20 527.40 533.90 538.60 Prev. Stl. 410-0 401-4 423-6 437-2 Prev. Stl. 346-4 415-4 433-4 445-4 Prev. Stl. 649-0 527-2 526-2 529-6 Prev. Stl. 350-6 359-2 366-0 Prev. Stl. 216-6 223-2 226-4 Prev. Stl. 1034-2 1043-0 1049-0 Prev. Stl. 36.85 37.14 37.40 Prev. Stl. 316.4 318.6 320.9

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Animals and people can share diseases By Dr. Mira Kelada

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In the late 1700s, Edward Jenner noticed something very unusual. Smallpox had been rapidly spreading throughout London, leaving large numbers of people dead and even more sick in its’ wake. However, there were few individuals who were scarcely affected by the deadly virus: milkmaids. Milkmaids would break out with the occasional blister on their hands but they would never get the full-blown form of smallpox that had decimated millions. Jenner theorized that the dairy cows were transmitting cowpox to the women and this was protecting the milkmaids from getting smallpox. Cowpox is a poxvirus of cattle that causes blistering in cows similar to the blistering that is experienced by humans who have been ill with the human poxvirus. Jenner used this discovery to develop the first smallpox vaccine. Smallpox is currently the only human disease to ever have been eradicated from the face of the earth. This is an incredible story, not only because smallpox is the only disease to have been eradicated thus far, but also because it underlines an often forgotten point, that animals can give diseases to people and that people can give disease to animals. There are many bugs, including bacteria, intestinal parasites, mites, fungi, and viruses that affect both humans and animals. Diseases caused by these bugs that affect and spread between humans and animals are known as zoonotic dis-

eases. For example, people can contract ringworm, which is actually a fungus, from an infected cat or dog. It is also possible to get worms from a pet, such as some hookworms and roundworms. Vectors that cause calves to scour, such as Salmonella (a bacteria) and cryptosporidium (a parasite), can make people extremely sick. Simple precautions such as hand washing, and routine preventative care exams of pets can help prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases. For healthy individuals, there is little risk that animals pose to humans. However, if your immune system is compromised, which includes individuals who have AIDS/HIV, who are undergoing chemotherapy, have genetic immune deficiencies, who are undergoing organ or bone marrow transplants or are pregnant, the risk of contracting a zoonotic disease increases. It can be very hard to talk to your veterinarian about your personal health, but do let them know if you are immunocompromised (you don’t have to tell why). It is rare that an animal’s sickness will cause a problem for the owner, but it is important to remember that it is possible and that working with your veterinarian to ensure your pet is healthy, especially when a person is immuno-compromised, is important. Your veterinarian will always let you know if your animal has a disease that can be transmitted to people. And in case you were wondering, it is possible for humans to give diseases to their animals. During the swine flu epi-

demic of 2009, flu spread from person to person but it also spread from people to swine. In fact, the 2009 swine flu virus spread from humans to swine more frequently than from swine to humans! Here is a list of some (not all) of the diseases that can pass from animals to people. Remember that if you are ever concerned about diseases that can cause a problem for both animals and humans, don’t hesitate to speak to your veterinarian or your doctor. Cattle: Cyrptosporidium (parasite), salmonella (bacteria), ringworm (fungus), anthrax Horses: Ringworm, Salmonella Cats/dogs: Ringworm, fleas, some intestinal worms, scabies mite, rabies, giardia (parasite), toxoplasmosis from cats Birds: Bacteria from diseases such as Parrot fever Reptiles: Salmonella Simple techniques such as hand washing, preventative care examinations, and routine deworming can prevent many zoonotic diseases from passing to animals and people. Care should especially be taken when working with scouring calves (the author has contracted cryptosporidium from scouring calves and would not wish it on her worst enemy). Hand washing and keeping instruments and calving pens clean is critical. If you have any questions at all, just ask your local veterinarian.

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Choosing a Christmas Tree: part of the holiday tradition Christmas will soon be here, and picking out that perfect tree is a family ritual full of promise and fun. “Over two million trees are harvested as Christmas trees across Canada each year,” says Toso Bozic, woodlot extension specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “We have very few Christmas tree growers in Alberta. The eastern provinces, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington State are the major suppliers of Christmas trees to Western Canada.” When it comes to selecting a tree, Bozic says species choice is very important. “The balsam fir tree species is often considered the ‘real’ Christmas tree and many growers grow this species for its special aroma. White spruce and varieties of pine are excellent choices as well.” In Alberta, there are a few growers that offer u-cut Christmas trees. “This is a great opportunity to talk with growers and learn about Christmas tree production. Production involves planting,

weed control, pest control shearing and making these tree perfect for you to buy. Besides the fun of choosing the right tree, getting lost in a sea of Christmas trees, going on a sleigh riding and drinking hot chocolate, getting your tree from a u-cut also supports hard-working Alberta farming families.” An option to going to a u-cut Christmas tree grower is to get a tree from Crown land. “To do this, you will need obtain a permit from an Alberta Government Forestry Office to cut a tree. If you decide to go this route, make sure that you are dressed appropriately for cold weather, bring tree-cutting tools, and that you have room in your vehicle for the tree in, and let your friends or family know the location you are going to.” “When cutting your own tree, you know that it’s fresh. When buying a Christmas tree, be sure to conduct a freshness test. Grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger and pull it towards you. If the tree is fresh, no more than 5 or 10 needles should come off in your hand, unless it is very cold and dry out-

side, and then a few more needles may come off. This is a good time to check the fragrance of the tree as well.” Another important consideration when having a real Christmas tree in the house is fire safety. “It’s a wonderful family tradition, but be sure to follow the instructions for keeping the tree watered so that it doesn’t dry out and present a fire hazard. As well, real Christmas trees are 100 per cent reusable and recyclable. Once the needles are off you can chip it or use it in a woodstove or fire pit if weather permits. You can also contact your municipality for details of where and how to recycle the tree in January.”

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John & Judy Mayer, Beaverlodge, AB........................780-354-2726

North Point Red Angus

Mark & Ginger Zahacy, High Prairie, AB ..................780-523-5356

Rafter SJ Ranch

Jack & Shannon Trask, Montney, BC .........................250-827-3364

Ring Creek Farms

Pat & Len Friedel, Fairview, AB .................................780-835-4338

Rio Grande Angus

Clint & Anna Collins, Rio Grande, AB.......................780-354-3913

Roy Angus

Chris & Jen Roy, Fairview, AB ...................................780-835-0463

Eureka Hereford Farms

Friesen Hereford Farms

Gold Stock Hereford Farms Gurtler Farms

Garry Gurtler, North Star, AB ................................... 780-836-2125

Hilltop Honey Ranch

Brian & Dana Smith, Pouce Coupe, BC ....................250-786-5232

Albrecht Farms

Steve, Tammy & Ryan Albrecht, Spirit River, AB......780-864-4259

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

Randy & Chris Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC .............250-786-5048 Chad, Leah, Gene & Addison Haddow, Dawson Creek, BC .....................................................250-784-3924

Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

Scott & Jackie Cuthbertson, Valleyview, AB .............780-837-8544

Fallen Timber Farms

Chet & Jamie Jans, Groundbirch, BC ....................... 250-780-2141

Flatrock Valley Simmentals

Brad Geisbrecht, Cecil Lake, BC ...............................250-781-3580

GRA-TAN Farm

Grant & Tanya Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB ................780-786-2181

Halfway River Simmentals

Eckbert & Christa Weitzel Georg & Sarah Weitzel, Charlie Lake, BC ................250-263-8237

Hodges Simmentals

Roy & Scot Hodges, Beaverlodge, AB ......................780-512-4669

JayDawn Farms

Jason & Nicole McQuaig, Sexsmith, AB ...................780-568-2647

KIN-KIN Cattle Co.

Gary & Faye Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB ...................780-786-4500

KSL Simmentals

Reber’s Polled Herefords

Montagneuse Simmentals

Philip Krahn, LaCrete, AB ........................................ 780-821-9409 Serena & Kasey Reber, Woking, AB ........................ 780-774-2337 Spring Mountain Stock Farm Hotte & Villiger Families, Beaverlodge, AB .............780-354-2074

K. Reanne Sanford, Quesnel, BC ...............................250-249-5332 Keagan Scorgie, Beaverlodge, AB .............................780-518-6572 Joseph & Herman Giesbrecht, Fairview, AB .............780-835-8359

Moonlite Farm

Norbert & Janice Luken, Fairview, AB ...................... 780-835-3165

LIMOUSIN

Moose Creek Simmentals

Blueberry Valley Farms Limousin

O Double E Simmentals

Gordon & Carla Harmon, Cecil Lake, BC .................250-781-3617

Maynard & Curtis Boese, Sexsmith, AB ....................780-568-4340

SIMMENTALS

PHK Herefords

Silver S Red Angus

Smoky River Red Angus

Alvin & Deanna Johnson, Brownvale, AB ................780-597-3973

KRS Simmentals

John McElroy, Charlie Lake, BC .............................. 250-785-6074

Sawmill Angus

Devin & Amber Stark, Bezanson, AB.........................780-876-6252

SHORTHORNS

McElroy Polled Herefords

Michael & Rebecca McCord, Mile 86.5 Alaska Hwy, BC .........................................250-772-5116

Clarence & Darleen Budal, Hotchkiss, AB .................780-836-2788

Voss Family Salers

Valanjou Charolais

HEREFORDS

Dale & Steve Aylward, Dawson Creek, BC ................250-786-5478

Werner & Debbie Grundke, Alberta Beach, AB .........780-924-2464 Randy & Lesli Voss, Hythe, AB .................................780-356-3361

Andrew & Effie Lakusta, Andrew, AB........................780-365-2079

Grassy Lanes Angus

Ed & Laurel Mostad, Valleyview, AB .........................780-524-3129

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Spruce View Charolais

David & Janice Adams, High Prairie, AB...................780-524-5382

Don & Sheri Murphy, Dawson Creek, BC .................250-759-4717

Shadow Creek Red Poll

Pro-Char Charolais

Fineline Red Angus

Gemvale Stock Farm

RED POLL Dean & Marsha Anderson, Fort St. John, BC ............250-827-3293

Roy & Erika Schweitzer, Beaverlodge, AB ................780-356-3611

Dwajo Angus

Nick & Lorraine van Gaalen, LaGlace, AB ................780-568-3906

Butterkup Farms & Pinnacle Lowlines

Lazy S Charolais

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Dwayne, Joanne & Jesse Emery, Camp Creek, AB ....780-674-4410

Rob & Cheryl Swan, Quesnel, BC Erin & Eric Kishkan, Quesnel, BC ............................250-747-2618

Dry Creek Ranch Excel Ranches

Ron & Barb Miller, Cody & Amy Miller, Westlock, AB .......................... 780-349-2135

Don, Joyce & Shon Smith, Gordondale, AB ..............780-353-2284 Ole, Elden & Einar Bakkehaug, Hythe, AB................780-356-2113

Rachido Ranch

Randy & Donna Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB ..............780-786-4373

Rosefield Simmentals

James & Martha Wiebe, Prespatou, BC ......................250-630-2621

SIBL Simmentals

The Smith Families, Cherhill, AB...............................780-785-2045

Spruce Lane Ranch

Fouillard Limousin

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Hansen’s Limousin

Keith & Kerriley Hodges, Beaverlodge, AB ...............780-831-7999 Mike & Mari Klassen & Family, Debolt, AB .............780-957-2814

Dan & Pam Fouillard, Thorsby, AB .......................... 780-789-4055

Tri-K Simmentals

Jennifer Wallin, Woking, AB ......................................780-864-8556

Scott & Lesley Hansen, Evansburg, AB ....................780-727-4557

Willow Creek Simmentals

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Hillview Farms

Raymond & Corine Verbeek, Sturgeon County, AB ...780-938-2173

Willowdale Simmentals

Bar B Charolais

Lakeroad Limousin

Dale & Judy Smith, Valleyview, AB ...........................780-524-2790

Briar Ridge Stock Farm

Pinnacle View Limousin

Tony Wolfe, Valleyview, AB .......................................780-524-3939

Andrew & Vivian Miller, Bonanza, AB ......................780-353-3355

George & Linda Bolin, Cecil Lake, BC ......................250-785-5325

Jim, Donna & Jackie Rowe, Worsley, AB ..................780-685-2141

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The chef’s pork cheek and black-eyed pea chili Chef Matty P. defines himself as a “porketarian,” saying he can’t get enough of the meat. For this luscious chili, he uses incredibly flavorful and succulent pork cheeks--an unusual cut worth seeking out. If pork cheeks aren’t available, pork shoulder (cut into 2-inch pieces) can be substituted.

INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 5 pounds cleaned and trimmed pork cheeks (see Note) Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound slab bacon, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 jalapeños, seeded and very finely chopped 2 red bell peppers, finely diced One 12-ounce bottle amber ale or porter 2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth 2 cups canned whole Italian tomatoes, crushed 2 canned chipotles in adobo, seeded and minced 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked over and rinsed 1 small cinnamon stick Shredded smoked cheddar cheese, cilantro leaves and crème fraîche, for serving

In a large bowl, combine the coriander, paprika and cumin and toss with the pork cheeks. Season with salt and pepper. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add half of the pork and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pork to a plate. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and brown the remaining pork over moderate heat. Transfer the pork to the plate. Add the bacon to the casserole and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and slightly crisp, about 7 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeños and bell peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Return the pork cheeks to the casserole along with any accumulated juices. Add the ale, chicken stock, tomatoes, chipotles, black-eyed peas and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over very low heat until the meat and beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Season the chili with salt and pepper. Spoon off the fat from the surface and discard the cinnamon stick. Serve the chili in bowls. Pass the smoked cheddar, cilantro and crème fraîche at the table.

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Give your Beef Bourguignon the Dutch oven cook Chef Matty P. first discovered this dish while touring the Burgundy region of eastern France. This gluten-free variation uses rice flour and a sauce reduction to achieve its signature heartiness. INGREDIENTS 6 ounces bacon, coarsely chopped into strips 3 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 tablespoon white rice flour 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste

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1/2 bottle (375 milliliters) medium-bodied red wine (Pinot Noir preferred) 2 cups of beef stock Bouquet garni (a bundleof herbs) of 4 sprigs fresh parsley, 6 sprigs fresh thyme, 3 bay leaves 2 tablespoons butter 20 pearl onions, peeled 8 white mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 carrots, peeled and chopped into bite-size chunks HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes, then set aside. Dust the chuck roast with rice flour. Increase heat to medium, then add the beef pieces to the bacon grease and brown until crusted, 3 minutes per side, in batches if needed. Remove and set aside. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and garlic and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the beef, bacon and wine to the pot and enough stock to cover the beef pieces, about 2 cups. Tie together the bouquet garni with kitchen twine and add to the pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the beef is tender, about 2 hours, adding vegetables to the pot as detailed in step 4.

About an hour before the beef is tender, warm the butter over medium heat in a separate pan. Add the pearl onions and sauté until aromatic and just tender, about 4 minutes. Add the carrots and sauté for 1 minute, then add the vegetables to the pot. When there are 20 minutes of cooking left, add the chopped mushrooms. Once the meat is tender and the vegetables are done, remove all of the solids from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside; discard the bouquet garni. Increase the stovetop heat to medium-high and reduce the sauce to about 3 cups. Once the sauce is reduced, remove it from the heat and gently stir in the meat and veggies. Season to taste and serve with mashed or boiled potatoes

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Visitors Welcome STEVE AYLWARD (250)786-5031 or (250)784-5136 DALE AYLWARD (250)786-5478 P.O. BOX 132, DAWSON CREEK, B.C. V1G 4G3

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Pierogies with sausage, cabbage, & pear, that’s a first! Pierogies are a great shortcut item that can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store. Steam for a softer texture, or fry if you prefer a few crispy edges. Ingredients 1 (16-oz.) box frozen onion pierogies 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lb. fresh bratwurst, casings removed 1/2 small head green cabbage, shredded (8 oz.) 5 scallions, cut into 2” pieces 1 firm ripe pear, cored and sliced 1 1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

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Cook pierogies according to package directions. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bratwurst and cook, breaking into pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add cabbage and scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, 5 to 7 minutes. Add pears, vinegar, and mustard and cook until pears are warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. “Serve sausage mixture topped with pierogies,” says Chef Matty P.

FEMALES FOR SALE THIS FALL!! PLEASE CALL.

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A Baked Harvest maple cream sweet potato soup with cheddar cinnamon sugar twist 10 minutes. Stir in the bourbon (if using) and cream. Continue to cook another 5 minutes minutes and then add the cheese + butter, cook until the cheese is melted and the soup is silky smooth. If the soup seems too thick, add more broth to thin. Keep over low heat until ready to serve. Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.Add sugar and cinnamon to small bowl and mix to combine.Open one sheet of puff pastry on cutting board. Brush surface lightly with the melted butter. Sprinkle surface generously with cinnamon sugar, leaving some for sprinkling on just before baking.Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese to evenly cover entire

Ingredients 3-4 medium sweet potatoes (I used 3 medium) 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 2 cinnamon sticks OR 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken or veggie broth 1 cup apple cider 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg pinch of cayenne (to your taste) salt + pepper, to your taste 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional) 1 cup heavy cream or full-fat canned coconut milk 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (optional) 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil) Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded

surface. Use your hands and press cheese into puff pastry to adhere. Cut puff pastry into long 1/2-inch-wide strips. Gently twist each strip several times. Repeat with remaining puff pastry strips until everything has been used. Place finished twists on prepared baking sheets. Brush twist with melted butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes or until puff pastry is golden. Be careful not to over bake. Serve with the warm soup. *The soup can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the fridge. Simmer over low heat until warmed through to serve.

HOW TO: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.Poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes and bake for 1 hour or until soft and tender. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, slice them in half and allow to cool.Meanwhile, add the maple syrup and cinnamon to a large soup pot, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer, simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the maple has thickened and reduced to a syrup. Be careful not to let it get too thick, you just want it to thicken to a honey consistency. Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel away the skins and add the orange flesh to the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender. Add 1 cup of broth and puree until smooth. Slowly stir the sweet potato mixture into the thickened maple syrup. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, the apple cider, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne and a pinch of salt + pepper. Cook over medium heat until warmed through, about

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Debunking mycotoxins and cattle feed myths Cattle producers should exercise caution this fall when feeding corn silage or grazing standing corn to their herds. “With the weather conditions we’re had, and especially the frosts, a lot of the soluble sugars in corn has been released out of the cellular structure and made available to different microbes and bacteria that produce moulds and mycotoxins,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef/forage specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The three mycotoxins being found in corn sample sent to the Prairie Diagnostics Services lab in Saskatoon are T-2, HT-2 and DON. Ingesting these produces a mouth irritation causing animals to reduce the amount of feed they are eating, says Yaremcio.

“When grazing standing corn, if they are no problems, cattle will first eat the cob, tassles and leaves. But if you go out into the field and see that the leaves are gone and the cobs are untouched, it’s a big red flag and you should get the plants tested. ” To prepare a sample, first collect ten average plants from various locations in the field. “Cut these plants off four to five inches above the ground and chop them into small pieces with a wood chipper or a forage harvester. Mix the samples from the ten plants together and then fill a bread bag one half to two thirds full, squeeze the air out, freeze it and send it to Saskatoon on a Monday or Tuesday so the frozen sample gets there as quickly as possible.”

Ensiling the crop will only make the situation worse, says Yaremcio. “If you ensile the standing crop with the mycotoxins present, you are mixing good and contaminated feed together so that the cows cannot be selective about what they are eating. This forces the cows to eat the toxins which could compound the problems.” The Prairie Diagnostic Services is located at 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4. They can be reached by phone at 306-966-7316 or by e-mail at pds.info@usask.ca. “The cost of the test is around $65. It’s very important to submit the sample if you think there is a problem because, as feed intake is reduced, animals could lose body condition. As temperatures drop, nutrient requirements increase, and, with limited feed intake, the cattle will start losing weight and problems will result.” For more information, contact the Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276).

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KBJ ROUND FARMS Jim & Barry Round & Families

Hm: 780-348-5638 Cell: 780-307-1657

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DAVE ROSS EQUIP. LTD Ph: 780-864-3731,

Spirit River

Fax: 864-3468,

Toll Free 1-800-661-7401 Web site:

www.rossequip.ca Nov 25 - 2016

Ross Equip. Ltd Since 1943

Call for Sale Price, as we are compelled by the Manufacture to advertize only MSRP retail prices LEASE to Own any Equip. on this page

1

Pay only the 1st lease payment in advance. OAC

1

1014 Farm Boy Unloader $49,040

$37,000

10-S/A Lease payments OAC of

$ 3,900

When the LAST lease payment is made

Payout the residual value or Finance the residual value OAC.

$ 270

Order “After” New 2014 2375 Versatile 375hp QSM11

710/70R38 duals “w - 80 gpm” 4 hyds Radio

2016 DT550 Versatile 550 hp, P/S Del/Cab 110gpm hyd 6 E/ hyd diff/lock Radar, A/S/R, 36” Tracks #501500 call for sale price

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $16,500

2

10-Semi-Annual Lease pmts OAC of $36,000 + rv

2

1 Only $199,000

msrp $322,200

msrp $569,000

#415500 call for sale price

msrp $522,000

1

2016 500 Versatile 500 hp, P/Shift Del/Cab 110 hyd 6 E/ hyd diff/lock Radar, A/S/R, 800/70R38 #390500 call for sale price

msrp $490,000

10-Semi-Annual Lease pmts OAC of $29,345 + rv

4

2016 375 Versatile 375hp 12 spd P/Shift QSX11.9 710/70R38D wts 4 E/H 58 gpm #266250 call for sale price msrp $366,000

310 FWD Versatile 310 hp 16 spd P/Shift Deluxe Cab, 18,850# 3 pt hitch, 4 E/ hyd 55 gpm high flow 540/1000 pto, HID lite, frt & rear wts, F/R diff/lock, 200 amp alt, 2015 375 Versatile 375hp DC 12 spd Std 174 gal fuel tank, hyd P/brakes, Tran oil QSX11.9 710/70R38D wts 4 hyd 58 gpm heater, 620/70R42 dual, 480/70R30 frt, #248250 call for sale price msrp $343,000 #199350 call for sale price msrp $288,000 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $17,200

2

32’V-Wing Ditcher 172,300 $152,000

$ 15,900

84’ O/H with Auto Lock

3

3

$ 9,700

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $19,500

PILLAR HEAVY Harrow 16.5LX16.1, 12.5l-15 wing 1200# wt on hitch in trans, Auto lock, hyd tine adj hyd spring adj down pressure, 9/16 x 26”tines. 52’ Heavy Harrow MSRP $59,100 Intro 60’ Heavy Harrow MSRP $63,100 Intro 72’ Heavy Harrow MSRP $69,100 1-O/H 84’ Heavy Harrow MSRP $76,100 Intro

52,900 53,900 60,900 66,900

LEASE to Own

$270,

12-S/A Lease $ 24,500 + r v ap

FREE delivery i FREE 2 day Ass

Customer does Gas

Fully Automatic Prewired to Dri

2016 35’ M155 MD Sw C /linkHID, 600/65R28 6 B/PUR, Trans stab/w msrp $238,350 1000+ bu. GC9250 UF Grain Cart, w/Tarp c/w 17” Auger, 1000 pto, 900/60x32R1 $54,900 $69,860

10-Semi-Annual Lease pay

$9,520 520 Scale system add $ 8,500

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $ 5,8,00

Tier 3

NEW Apollo 25.6, 71hp, Lif 4”x 48” forks, Cab, A/C, 27k $109,200 wt 10,600 lbs

call for sale price

305 Versatile 2013 FWD 305hp 20.8R42 D 31 hr 16 spd P/S, 540/1000 PTO, 55gpm hyd 4 hyd

*257,250 radio, work lites 1 Only 189,000 16’ 6 way Quick Tach Deg Dozer $36,050 30,000

2016 400 Versatile 400 hp QSX11.9, PS 710/70R38 duals 6E hyd 113 gpm Radio $298,250 w/16’ blade $219,000 #329500 call for sale price msrp $425,000 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $28,000

$ 280

Factory Orde Dec 31/20

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $21,500

SOLD

10-Semi-Annual Lease pmts OAC of $30,350 + rv

10-S/A Lease payments OAC of

1200# hitch wt in trans

2012 RT490 Versatile Class 8 Rotary Combine, 490 hp Cum 653 hr, New BIGGER Feeder house Rotating Concave 8rpm w/ 3 thresh points per rev 340 bu hopper, Quite A/C Cab w/ 2nd seat. 14 lites ALL adj made from the Cab 16’ MacDon PU header msrp 429,390 to Sept 30, 2016 1-Only $179,900

2016 550 Versatile 550 hp, P/Shift Del/Cab 110gpm hyd 6 E/ hyd diff/lock Radar, A/S/R, 800/70R38

20’ V-Wing Ditcher 102,200 $92,000

10-S/A Lease payments OAC of

30’ Header available

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $15,500

CSA approve bu/hr Order “Before

28’ Vers Vertical Tillage #85230 msrp$104,000 32’ Vers Vertical Tillage #95240 msrp$112,000 36’ Vers Vertical Tillage 110250 msrp $135,000 40’ Vers Vertical Tillage 125260 msrp $155,000

call for sale price

10-Semi-Annual Lease pay

1300 bu 50”w/tire 114,970 $86,500 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $ 9,250

New Agri-Tech 35.7 128 Lift 7,700# Lift 23’ boom

48”x adj 72” wide 3 rear hyd, 55gpm / pump, lites,boom su $174,200 Empty wt 15,900

10-Semi-Annual Lease pay

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $16,200

3 30’ TD600 TANDUM DISK, 10.5”S, 26X8mm c/o frt 26x8mm S/rear, S/L hitch 650# per ft, T2-215 brgs #80150 Brg wear grds msrp $ 95,000 36’ TD600 TANDUM DISK, #87200 msrp $ 101,000 42’ TD600 TANDUM DISK, #115250 msrp $ 130,000 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $ 8,580

call for sale price

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $32,000

305 Versatile 2013 305hp,16spdPS 38 hr demo, 4 E/hyd 55 gpm, Fnds HID wts L/3pt 540/1000 pto 20.8R42D, 16.9R30 $ 257,350 487 1 only $189,900

120’

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $14,170

SX280 Sprayer, rear-duals air ride, gps 120’ Alum 1200 gal #399600 msrp $ 479,000 Steel boom 1200 gal #394840

$ 438,000

Sizes, 10’ 12’ 14’ 16’ 18’ 20’

OFFER Ends Dec 31 / 2016 on these units $10,000 Deposit , Bala

71’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9650 650 bu 4 tanks duals Hyd Assist Auger, dual 17” fans, std drive, Hyd Hitch Jack Tow Between $ 487,900 Pre-Order Special only $ 436,900 61’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9650 650 bu 4 tanks duals Hyd Assist Auger, 17” fan, std drive, Hyd Hitch Jack Tow Between $ 455,800 Pre-Order Special only $ 399,900

12’ 650 Offset 10”s 26”b #29940 msrp $ 39,900

71’ Tow Behind add $ 13,000 61’ Tow Behind add $ 7,000

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Toll Free 800-661-7401 for Matt, Al, or Larry

NEW 2015 ‘s

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC

V6 Dsl 38 mpg

MSRP $45,620

MSRP $52,f30

Pi RP $56,840

$292-84 mbw 16 Chrysler 300 AWD 3.6L 8s i361490 $626 - 36 mbw

15 D1500 SLT V6 8AQC4X4SB i265515 $305-84 mbw

$41,500*

15 Wrangler Sahara 4x4 3.6L i192420

$48,900* 0%

36 mpg

32 mpg

V6 Gas 33 mpg

MSRP $52,930

MSRP $40,930

Pi RP $54,050

$305-84 mbw

$199-84 mbw

$289-84 mbw

$26,800*

$43,900*

MSRP $41,820

$272-84 mbw

2016 ‘s

17 G/Caravan SXT 3.6L, 6spd i088417

$37,700* 0% $303-60 mbw

34 mpg

MSRP $40,930

Pi RP $63,850

$249-84 mbw

$260-84 mbw

$378-84 mbw

8hp 540 / 1000 PTO,

17 Journey G/T AWD 3.6L 6s i312373

MSRP $54,730

Pi RP $63,850

$255-84 mbw 17 Chry Pacifica 3.6L 9spd i781508 16 G/Caravan Crew 3.6L 6spd i701435

$365-72 mbw

$381-84 mbw

$35,000*

36 mpg

16 G/Caravan SXT 3.6L, 6spd i592392

yments OAC $13,000

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC $15,000

$225-84 mbw

32 mpg

Hyd Assist Auger, 17” fan, std drive, Hyd Hitch Jack Tow Between $ 335,600 Pre-Order Special only $

299,900

51’ Tow Behind add $ 8,000 41’ Tow Behind add

17 Chry Pacifica 3.6L 9spd i538460

$ 9,000

$327-72 mbw 17 D2500 SLT C/C4x4 SB i954685

$445-84 mbw

0% oac 48 mo $337-48 mbw 16 Cherokee Sport 4x4 3.2L i176314 17 D2500 SLT+ C/C4x4 SB v271678

MSRP

75,250

17 Patriot Sport 4x4 2.4L 6s v486280 $330-84 mbw

82,250

$70,700

$445-84 mbw 17 D2500 LaramieC/C4x4SB v156740 $479-84 mbw R/A Susp, dsl

MSRP

17 D3500 SLT C/C4x4 LB v574671

$74,950

MSRP

$62,450*

$445-84 mbw

17 D2500 SLT C/C4x4 LB v885698

77,250

$66,500

$445-84 mbw

191km

191k-kms Diesel

SOLD

SOLD MSRP

44,100

$38,000*

12 D3500 Laramie M/C4x4 i473288

MSRP

$64,500

Diesel

$26,900*

75,750

$63,800*

blk green

R/A Susp, dsl

MSRP $33,920*

41’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9450 450 bu 3 tanks Hyd Assist Auger, 17” fan, std drive, Hyd Hitch Jack Tow Between $ 297,600 Pre-Order Special only $ 269,900

MSRP

0% 72 mbw

MSRP $29,920

51’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9450 450 bu 3 tanks

17 1500 Sport ,8a QC4X4SB v927568

MSRP $48,725

R/A Susp, dsl

32 mpg

ance due May 1 / 2017

$55,300

0% 72 mbw R/A Susp, dsl

$30,700*

2009 60’Morris Contour drill 12” 8370 Tow Behind Tank, 900 tires, 3 Tanks, 17”fan, dual castors, Topcon drive. new sweeps, roto scrapers *029132 always sheded premium unit $ 145,000

17 1500 Sport ,8a QC4X4SB v270568 5.7 ,8spd 29 mpg

MSRP $41,530

m susp Cab A/C forks , 1 boom hyd, Rev fan, uspension, 22.5” Ag tires, 0# 1 only new 139,900

$55,300

$38,800*

MSRP $46,530

ft cap 5,500# lift 19’ km, hyd coupler, lites, 1 only 94,000

$8,900

$345-84 mbw

MSRP $39,130

36 mpg

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC $18,500

$50,650

17 1500 SLT V8 8A CC4X4SB v237522 5.7 ,8spd

$209,000 2011 100’ RG994 Rogator Sprayer 3865hr SS tank, Viper Pro, Auto Steer, 300 GPS, Accu boom, Auto boom whls, Air ride Air Dryer,380/90R46 & 650/70R38 C/div $240,850 6/16 1 only $ 209,000

Pi RP $57,650

34 mpg

16 Journey R/T AWD 3.6L 6s i504365

wather 148hp, hyd 8, 16.5x16.1, DKD, whls, 10’ hyd roller

16 G1500 SLT V6 8A QC4X4SB i807492

MSRP $44,325

$38,900*

15 Cherokee Ltd 4x4 3.2L i441391

$41,700

5.7 ,8spd 29 mpg

36 mpg

32 mpg

2012 100’ RG1100 Rogator Sprayer 1100 1965 hrs, SS tank, Viper Pro, Auto Steer, 300 GPS, Accu boom, A/B whls, Air ride Air Dryer 380/90R46 & 650/70R38 C/div $290,850 7/16 1 only $ 259,000

15 G/Caravan SXT 6spd i585384.po

$34,500*

yments OAC

$43,500

$33,000

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC $23,000

yments OAC $16,900

Since 1948

Price may varys w / Exch

100’ 2014 RG1100 Rogator Sprayer 1100 SS tank, Viper Pro, Auto Steer, 300 GPS, Accu boom, Auto boom wheels, Frt load 380/90R46, Air ride, Air Dryer Pkg, $512,800 05/16 Blowout $ 417,000

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0 down, 4.99% for 84 mbw bi-weekly payments. w/gst OAC, vehicles may not be exactly as illustrated

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in AB, SK, MB, sembly on site

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$370-60 mbw

wsb 20,940

$10,400*

Pi RP $56,450

$41,700

09 F150 Lariat C/C4x4SB 198k 182129 $189-60 mbw 16 G2500 SXT V8 6ACC4X4SB i889487 $289-84 mbw

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USED EQUIPMENT COMBINES

MFWD TRACTORS JD 8285R (13) 285HP / Cab / MFWD with Suspension

$259,900

$433,000

JD 6155R (15) 190HP

$228,500

GREAT DEAL! JD 9770 STS (10) Small Grain / PRWD / Chopper / Lateral Tilt Feederhouse

$228,000

JD 6175M (15) 540 PTO

$199,900

JD 9760 STS (07) Small Grain / Singles / Yield Monitor

$131,750

Versatile 250 / Standard Cab / Power Shift / MFWD / 540 PTO

$149,900

$517,000

JD S690 (14) Small Grain / 2WD / Duals / Chopper / Yield Monitor 4x JD S680 (14) Small Grain / 2WD / Duals / Chopper / Lateral Tilt Feederhouse /Guidance Ready

STARTING AT

GREAT DEAL 5 LEFT! JD 9870 STS (08/11) Small Grain / PRWD / Duals Chopper / Yield Monitor

$197,500

ONE LEFT JD 7230 (2009) PREMIUM 110HP / Cab MFWD / Partial Powershift

$128,000

JD 9860 STS (07) Small Grain / 2WD / Singles / Chopper / Yield Monitor

$191,750

JD 7920 2005 / Cab / MFWD / IVT Suspension

$111,750

JD 7630 (08) 140HP / MFWD / Partial Powershift / 746 self leveling loader

$108,000 $105,000

2x JD 9860 STS (04) Small Grain / 2WD / Singles / Chopper / Yield Monitor

STARTING AT

STARTING AT

$133,000

JD 9650 (2000) Small Grain / 2WD / Singles / Chopper

$70,500

JD 6115D (14) 115HP / Syncro Transmission

JD 9550 (2000) Small Grain / 2WD / Singles / Chopper

$80,750

JD 7130 (10) 540 PTO / Cab / Partial Powershift / MFWD

$98,250

STARTING AT

STARTING AT

2x JD 9600 (1997) / 2WD / Singles /

$52,950

JD 6115DCAB (2008/2012) 540 PTO / Cab / Partial Powershift / MFWD

$61,999

New Holland TX68 (01)

$54,500

JD 7700 (95) Cab / MFWD / Partial Power Shift / 540 PTO

$58,850

JD 9610 (98) Small Grain / Chopper / 2WD

$51,750

JD 5425 (08) 65HP / Syncro transmission / 2WD / 540PTO

$26,500

JD 1998 9610 / 2WD / Singles / Chopper

$43,500

JD 1990 9610 / Small Grain / Singles / Chopper

$30,600

TRACTORS

SPRAYERS 2014 John Deere 4940

$415,000

2013 JOHN DEERE 4940

$350,500

JD 9510RT (13) Guidance Ready / Touchscreen GS3 CommandCenter / StarFire 3000 Receiver

$460,000

2012 JOHN DEERE 4940

$294,000

JD 9560RT (13) 560HP / Guidance Ready

$406,000

2x 2010/2011/2013 JOHN DEERE 4730

$232,000

JD 9560R (14) 560HP / Power Shift / Duals / Hydraulic Pump

$405,000

3x 2008 /13/14 JOHN DEERE 4830

$183,500

$141,000

2005 RoGator 874 / 90 Foot Boom width / 20in Nozzle Spacing

$110,000

SOLD

JD 9620T (05) 500HP / 36-inch Track Size

JD 9320 (04) 375HP / Partial Shift / Duals / Hydraulic Pump

$124,500

JD 9300 (98) 24F/6R Partial PowerShift Trans / Duals / Leon 16’ Dozer Blade

$112,500

JD 8870 (96)350HP / Syncro Duals

$84,750

JD 8570 (93) 250 HP / Duals

$58,500

Case IH 9270 (92)

$57,500

Steiger (87) PNTHR1000 / Powershift / Duals

SOLD

$52,900

WINDROWERS 6x 2012/2013 /2014 MACDON M155 / 35 foot platform size 2010 MACDON M150 / grain head / 35 foot platform size

STARTING AT

$126,500 $110,500

STARTING AT STARTING AT

HAYING JD 586 (08) Mega Wide / Wrapping / Twine and Surface Wrap / 1000PTO / 5 FT Bale

$38,800

JD 586 (09) Mega Wide / Wrapping / Twine and Surface Wrap / 1000PTO / 5 FT Bale

$34,750

JD 586 (10) Mega Wide / Wrapping / Twine and Surface Wrap / 1000PTO / 5 FT Bale

$34,250

JD 630 (15) MOCO

$24,700

JD 567 (03) Mega Wide / Twine and Surface Wrap / 1000 PTO / 5 Foot bale

$22,500

2012 LMC 9807

$22,500

JD 946 (04)

$17,500

JD 566 (98) Mega Tooth / 540 PTO / 5 Foot Bale Width

$11,500

JD W150 (14) / grain head / 35 foot platform size

$95,900

JD 4895 (05) / grain head / 25 foot platform size

$81,500

JD 4895 (09) / grain head / 36 foor platform size

$67,500

TILLAGE

ONE LEFT 2004 MACDON 9352I / 25 foot platform size

$52,900

$89,500

2000 Premier 2950 / Grain Head / 25 Foot Platform Size

$35,250

JD 4000TT / 40 FT / phoenix harrows & rolling Basket / 5ft spacings / 26,000 lbs 2013 Krause 8210-44 / 45 Foot / 5-Section Folding

$71,250

2004 MACDON9300 / 25 foot platform size

$28,500

JD 637 (02) / 37 foot / 3-Section Folding / 9 inch spacing

$42,500

Flexi - Coil 820

$49,500

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Alberta ingredients a hit in Korea and Japan right now TRACTORS/SKID STEERS:

NH L230 2014 Skid Steer Loader, 84” Bucket, Two Sets of Tires, High Flow, Heat & A/C, Hyd Q/A ...................................................... $52,900 NH T4.105A 2014 FWA, Loader, 540/1000 PTO, Skid Steer Q/A, 350 ............. $79,900 Vers. 350 2014 Powershift, GPS, PTO, Low Hours 600 ................................. $219,900 NH TJ425 2004 24 Speed, High Capacity Pump, 710 Duals 3200 ............... Coming In NH T9.560HD 2012 Powershift, GPS, PTO, Mega-Flow Hydraulics, 800 Duals 1350... Coming In

SPRAYERS:

FC New & Used Pull Type Sprayers, Various Models Starting At:...................... $14,900

FEEDING:

Haybuster 2650 With Grain Tank, 3 to choose from: Starting At: ................... $14,900

TILLAGE & SEEDING:

FC 1720 Single Shoot, TBH CNT....................................................................... $5,900 NH SC380 2008 TBT, VR, 380bu, SS............................................................... $45,000 NH P1060 TBT, VR, 430bu. ISO, DS, Two To Choose From .............................. $64,900 Bourg. 5725 40’ Disc Drill .............................................................................. $34,900 Sunflower 1435 2013 40’ Disc, Excellent Shape ............................................. $84,900 Call About Our Salford Group Vertical Tillage And Application Equipment!!!

COMBINES & HEADERS:

NH TX66 1995 Combine with Pickup 5725E 3650T ....................................... $22,000 JD 9870 2007 Combine with Pickup, Great Shape, Duals 1600E 1250T .......... $179,400 NH CX8080 2011 Combine With P/U ........................................................ Coming In NH Selection Of NH Straight Cut & Draper Headers Various Sizes Available Starting At: .$22,000

GRAIN CARTS, AUGERS & BAGGING EQUIPMENT:

Farm King Great Selection Of New & Used Farm King Grain Augers Call For Details!!!

SWATHERS:

Hesston 9240 2005 30’ Header, New Knife Drive 1500E ................................ $49,900 Massey 9220 2009 25’ Draper & 14’ Hay Header 575E .............................. Coming In MacDon M155 2012 35’ Draper, Double Knife, Triple Delivery, Header Transport Kit, Swathe Roller 450E .................................................................................... Coming In

DISCBINES/HAYBINES/RAKES:

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Three Alberta companies and associations participated in a mission to Korea and Japan to profile healthy and functional ingredients in these key markets, with sales expected as a result. “This initiative was anchored around the Health Ingredients Japan tradeshow, which took place October 5-7, 2016,” says Katie Meredith, trade and relations officer, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “The show provided an opportunity for companies to generate trade leads and gain market intelligence on current

trends, with many Alberta products showcased in shared booth space. A seminar featuring Alberta and Japanese speakers further promoted the benefits of using Canadian barley in food manufacturing to Japanese stakeholders.” Prior to the Japan portion, a one day program of business-to-business matchmaking meetings was conducted at the Embassy of Canada in Korea. Participants were able to engage directly with key buyers in a market where increasingly health-conscious consumers drive demand for

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Cull sows no longer being stopped at U.S. border Canada’s swine industry appears to have dodged what could have been an economic catastrophe with quick action on senecavirus A. In August this year, 13 Ontario animals were identified with lesions on their snouts or hooves at a processing plant in the U.S., triggering a memo from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service to increase vigilance at the Canada/U.S. border. As a result, 10 loads of Canadian cull sows heading to the U.S. for processing were turned back between Sept. 13 and Sept. 26 when lesions were found on sows. Due to quick action and extensive testing in Ontario, however, no loads have been rejected due to lesion concerns since Sept. 26. Senecavirus A causes scours and mortality in preweaned piglets and lesions on the snouts and the area around the hooves in sows that can cause lameness. Those symptoms are consistent with reportable foreign animal diseases, including the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease. It does not affect human health. “Reportable diseases show

around the nose, mouth and hooves,” veterinarian Martin Misener, chair of the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board, told Swine Health Ontario’s Big Bug Day on Oct. 20. “This pesky thing does too.” Senecavirus A was first found in the U.S. in 1988, but has been spreading and causing more problems since 2015. About 70 per cent of Brazilian sows are positive for the virus. It has previously been reported in Canada but hasn’t caused significant issues. A similar situation to the 2016 border issue happened in 2015, when cull sows from Manitoba and Ontario were identified with vesicular (water blister) lesions at packing plants in the U.S.. A Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) investigation identified senecavirus A at an Ontario assembly yard. Misener said he doesn’t know why that didn’t trigger the problems at the border seen this year. Misener, who spent two weeks working on the senecavirus A situation, said 98 per cent of the lesion concerns at the U.S. border were from trauma and about two per cent were from senecavirus A. None were from a foreign

animal disease. The Ontario industry has created a disease command centre under Swine Health Ontario that allows for quick and co-ordinated response with the involvement of the CFIA, the Ontario industry and OMAFRA. Dr. Doug MacDougald, another veterinarian, said at Big Bug Day that the senecavirus situation shows the need for the command centre and demonstrates its positive impact. He also praised the three companies exporting cull sows for their co-operation. Most Canadian cull sows are processed in the U.S., so any disruption of sow flow at the border means backup of sows to assembly yards, then to farms. Animals that trigger foreign animal disease concerns will shut down Canadian processing plants until testing has shown that the symptoms are not a concern, which is why there’s so much concern with senecavirus and its symptoms that look like other diseases. — John Greig is a field editor for Glacier FarmMedia

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in partnerships with other rural communities far from Alaska’s minimal road system — where steeply priced vegetables can be more than a week in transit and past their prime by the time they arrive at local stores. There are other tools for extending the short growing season in a state with cold soil. One increasingly popular method involves high tunnels, tall hoop-shaped structures that cover crops. But the season can last year-round with indoor hydroponics, which uses water and nutrients to grow vertically stacked plants rooted in a binding material such as rock wool. Anchorage-based Vertical Harvest Hydroponics, which builds enclosed systems out of transformed shipping containers, partnered with Kikiktagruk. The 2-year-old company also sold the system to a farmer in the rural town of Dillingham. “Our vision is that this can be a long-term solution to the food shortage problems in the north,” said Ron Perpich, a company founder.

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What will the loonie’s value be at the end of 2016?

Craig Klemmer and JP Gervais debate where the dollar will land by year-end. J.P. Gervais - Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist - The loonie will finish 2016 above US$0.75 Financial markets dictate the outcome of currencies, based on oil, U.S. interest rates and other drivers. Despite forecasts of continuing weak oil prices and a rate hike in the U.S., I expect the loonie to end the year above US$0.75. 1. Expectations matter more than actual decisions Financial markets look forward. They don’t live “in the moment” and they certainly don’t look backward. This means any decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise their key interest rate in December has largely already been anticipated and incorporated into financial markets’ valuation of the loonie. The estimated probability to see a higher U.S. rate in December is relatively high (70%). So the actual rate hike in the U.S. won’t move the loonie below US$0.75. 2. Stability in the oil market Oil prices climbed in 2016’s first six months, then dropped. Now approaching US$50 a barrel, whether they’ll climb again depends on major producers collectively

agreeing to cut production. Even though such an agreement wouldn’t likely last, the shortterm consequence would be higher oil prices – and a higher loonie. 3. The Canadian economy will rebound A cut to the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate would likely depress the loonie. However, I see an expanding Canadian economy, one that should reassure financial markets the Bank of Canada won’t cut the rate in the nearterm. Exports should recover, Canadian manufacturing sales data show growth in 15 of 21 industries and household spending is very strong. A better than expected performance of the Canadian economy will be important for the market’s assessment of Canada’s currency.

Countries (OPEC) cutting production are why. 2. U.S. economy on track to outperform Canada’s With economic growth expected to be higher in the U.S., support for the loonie will be difficult. The Bank of Canada recently forecast the U.S. economy to grow 1.5%, and Canada’s economy to grow 1.1% in 2016. The greater strength in the U.S. economy will spur

Craig Klemmer - Senior Agricultural Economist - The loonie will finish 2016 below US$0.75 The strongest influences on the value of the Canadian dollar are: changes in oil prices, the spread between Canada and U.S. economies, and the strength of U.S. consumer spending. Financial markets’ valuations are based on the fundamentals of these drivers. 1. Oil prices likely to remain low Oil prices are unlikely to gain much strength, keeping the loonie below US$0.75. Recently, oil prices rallied after many of the world’s major producers agreed to limit oil production, and U.S. oil stocks declined. But those production cuts would need to be sustained to push up oil prices enough to lead to an appreciation of the loonie. That’s not likely. The potential revenue losses facing members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting TRACTORS - TRACK

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A trio of takeaways for Canadian ag following the U.S. election by Craig Klemmer Senior Agricultural Economist

food supply chain (for beef, pork, grains, etc.) appears safe at the moment.

On November 8, America elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The results of the election were surprising – the vast majority of national polls and forecasts had Hillary Clinton as the most likely winner, creating sudden uncertainty in the markets. In the aftermath of the U.S. election, commodity and stock markets experienced sharp declines while investments traditionally seen as safe during turmoil (such as gold) rallied. The markets reacted in a similar fashion to the Brexit decision. Volatility in the markets quickly subsided. What does a Trump presidency mean for Canadian agriculture? Here are three economic considerations: 1. Canada is a trading nation Exports are important to Canadian agriculture. The United States is Canada’s single largest trading partner with 31% of agriculture exports (23% of crop exports and 83% of animal exports) going to the U.S. in 2015. Our share of exports to the U.S. jumps to 74% when considering food and beverage products. While President-elect Trump campaign discussed current trade agreements, it is unlikely that we’ll see immediate changes to Canada’s agriculture and agri-food trade relationship with the U.S. Trade. The level of integration in the North American agri-

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Richard Hessler and family Richard Dave Hessler was born in February in 2952 in the Grande Prairie Hospital the second son of Otto and Lean Hessler and was raised with two brothers and two sisters He was raised on a farm at Fourth Creek until 1956 and then the family moved to Spirit Rover They bought an acreage and remained there until 1970 when a school opened in Savanna. In 1970 he graduated from Spirit River High School and started farming with his father. For the next nine years, Rick farmed during the summer

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Ups and Downs by Peter Dolen I’m off to check cows today have nothing else to do we’ve finished putting up hay it’s good to be all through.

and worked rigs through the winters, in 1980 he met Cheryl Papke from Didsbury, who worked for the treasury branch as and accountant. ‘In the fall of 1980 Rick bought to quarters from Dick Rye and in 1981 Rick and Cheryl built a new home. They where engaged Feb 14 1981 and married in August of that year. In 1982 their son Tyson was born and in 1985 a daughter Terri Lynne followed.

The calves and cows are looking fat some grazing, others laying in shade I pull up, lean back and push up my hat. And think ‘a rancher’s got it made.’

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Winter crops get a good start By Richard Kamchen Wet Prairie weather presented challenging winter crop seeding conditions, but what’s been planted and emerged is looking tiptop. Saskatchewan’s Paul Thoroughgood says this autumn’s conditions were among the best he’d ever experienced for planting. Typically the ground is dry and farmers await rain to germinate their crops, but the Ducks Unlimited Canada winter wheat agronomist says this fall was more like spring. Warm, mellow ground and abundant moisture allowed his crop to emerge in only five days. The downside this year, though, was the heavy precipitation that fell in late September, which will cause some acres to be lost to flooding, Thoroughgood says. The longer fall could have provided

a wider window for seeding, but likely didn’t result in more winter crops going into the ground simply because long harvest delays limited seeding opportunities. “In many instances, people had very little canola off even by the middle of September,” Thoroughgood says. The open fall, however, has allowed for great crop development. “Our winter wheat is going to make four leaf probably, which puts it in perfect condition to go into the winter.” To tolerate the cold, plants ideally have a well-developed crown and about three leaves, one tiller before winter freeze-up. Alberta and Manitoba Agronomists with Ducks Unlimited, which founded the Western Winter Wheat Initiative (WWWI), have seen similar conditions and effects in the other two Prairie provinces. “Both the winter wheat and fall rye

that did get seeded is in fantastic shape,” says Monica Klaas in Alberta. But wet weather this year is most likely to stymie earlier hopes and projections of a 15 per cent bump over last year, and may very well cause acreage to fall short of last year’s 200,000 acres, she says. Manitoba’s Ken Gross is also seeing an excellent start for winter crops, but adds weather conditions limited planting, with areas farther east into the Red River Valley particularly wet throughout September. The open fall, though, would have benefitted those planting later than usual. “This year you probably would have gotten away with seeding later just because we had so much moisture, which is usually the limiting factor, and we had some good heat through late September and October,” Gross says.

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BLACK COW DISPERSAL. 25 Head, all young, quiet & productive. Exposed to Black Angus Bulls for May & June calving. Vaccinated & home raised. $2100. each. Hines Creek. 780-494-2460 Goat for Sale: 2 Nubeun Toggenburg Bucks. $150. each. 780-774-2226 (Bob) or 780-494-2842 (Udo) One full-blood Suffolk ram. Strand-Last Chance breeding. Born May 22,1015. Price: $350 Call: 250-843-7681 Organic Livestock for Sale or on Calf/crop Share. 250630-2524. PO-Box-311, Ft. St. John, BC, V1J-6W7 Registered Red Poll Bulls for Sale. 14 from Five Different Sires. Yearlings and Two Year Olds. $3,500 to $5,500. Info at www.shadowcreek.farm or Phone: 250262-5638 Registered Red Poll Heifers for Sale. 22 from Three Different Sires. $2,600 Your Choice, Discounts on Packages. Info at www.shadowcreek.farm or Phone: 250262-5638 Yearling Purebred Black Angus Bulls for Sale on the Ranch. Call Darren at 780814-4993.

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A Canadian built production motorcycle? Yes. DATELINE: November 19th, Blackjack’s Road House, Nisku AB. WHO: Williams Custom Bikes of Canada WHY: Unveiling of Canada’s first Transport Canada approved production motorcycle, the Irv Special 100 WHAT: Under $18,000K Motorcycle that has great customization options WHERE: www.williamscustombikes.com The day was filled with anticipation. Every time I walked by the main stage, I had the urge to peek under the covering. That light piece of cloth was the only thing shielding this motorcycle from my view. As much as I wanted to peek, I didn’t. pic of Sven Bernard Finally it was 9 PM and Sven Bernard the Manager of Williams Custom Bikes of Canada bounded on to the stage. He talked a bit about the history of the company and used a rather entertaining PowerPoint presentation to make his points. Williams Custom Bikes of Canada has been around since 2003. Located in Heisler AB, they started out importing bikes, but decided after a number of years that with the Canadian dollar and some of the challenges the industry was going through, they should take a different tact. They’d build their own motorcycles, right here in ALBERTA! Now these bikes are not flat out customs where every part and piece possible is made in house. These are production bikes and they are Transport Canada approved and bare the mark MADE IN CANADA!

Sven introduced Irv Williams, the CEO of the company and Irv spoke to everyone about how excited he was to see the bike, as it would be his first time too! Irv Williams is a heck of a guy. He’s from Fort McMurray and he’s one of those unfortunates who lost his home and all

of his toys including his motorcycle. But he is the consummate businessman and a jovial one at that. Travis Blakko is the head mechanic/builder. Some of you who follow the custom motorcycle scene might remember his shop in Lethbridge, AB. He brings years of custom building and modifications experience to the table. After having the key players in the team up on stage, it was now time to unveil the Irv Special 100. What a good-looking machine! This hardtail looking machine is actually a softail.

The custom frame for this motorcycle was designed and built in house and the jigs are set up and ready for production! I had the opportunity to give the saddle a little warm up; the sprung solo saddle has a gel pad in to making it very comfy. I would want 6” pullback risers to bring the bars in to me, but other than that small change, it fit pretty well and I’m not quite 5’8”. It seems pretty well balanced too! The Irv 100 Special comes equipped with a 100” (1640ccm) Ultima V-Twin engine, 6 speed transmission, Mikuni Carb, primary belt, secondary chain for ease of maintenance and repairs. GPS Tracer by “Spot” installed. (Always know when your Bike is moved and if stolen recover it quickly.) And it comes with a kicker and electric start! This bike was “designed” to be the do it yourselfers dream. Easy to: do oil changes, access the electrical, battery etc. Williams Custom Bikes of Canada has 6 motorcycles in total that will be in their line up by late 2018. Their cafe racer and their 70’s style trike will both sport their very own, completely designed and engineered in house, inline 4 engine! The company is offering the rider a 2-year factory warranty extendable to 5 years.

For an extra $200 you can provide them with the paint code of your choice and they will paint your bike, in YOUR color! They also offer another innovative service, if you want your bike to be airbrushed or wrapped, they’ll supply you your tins, ship them back when they are done, and 14 days later you should have your personalized bike in your driveway. They offer accessory packages as well, that include windshields and saddle bags etc., and they offer this bike in a 2 up model with two kinds of two up seats to choose from. The Irv Special 100 retails at $17,995 for the solo and $18,495 for the 2 Up version. Get in on the Pre Order Offer: If you like what you see you can pre-order your bike with the factory before the 31st of January 2017 and put a deposit (or pay in full) on it, they will discount your purchase price by $2,000. Production of the Irv Special 100 starts February 7th, 2017. We’ll do our best to bring you updates on this new venture for Williams Custom Bikes of Canada! Your opportunity to sit on these bikes, talk to the builder and the team is: Calgary Motorcycle Show: January 6-7-8 The Edmonton Motorcycle Show: January 13-14-15 The Vancouver Motorcycle Show: January 20-21-22 In the mean time, check out their web site: http://www.williamscustombikes.com PS: I am looking very forward to the press ride in the spring. Belt Drive Betty Editor & Rider

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Getting your car ready for winter is more than changing tires According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) , the average number of crashes in which someone is killed or injured due to driving too fast nearly doubles from fall to early winter – from 114 in October to 222 in December. In addition to traditional seasonal tire changes, Canadian drivers can adopt several precautionary measures to prepare their car for our harsh winters. Since 1947, the Speedy Glass team has seen it all. That’s why they have assembled a few tips to help drivers prepare their cars for the winter months in order to cut down the risk of accidents. This winter, safer is better

Before winter settles in, it is important to assess your vehicle to determine potential problem areas, while keeping an inventory of the necessary upgrades needed for your car to run smoothly and safely. In addition to having the sparkplugs, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment verified by a professional, don’t forget your headlights! A driver with damaged headlights will on average lose four seconds of reaction time in an emergency situation. Properlyfunctioning headlights also allows to see road signs from a distance of 115 meters compared to only 50 meters for damaged ones. Collisions with animals on highways are on the rise. In fact, according to the most recent Statistics Canada data, accidents causing material damage have gone up 40% in five years. That additional distance could surely help a driver react better to that deer suddenly crossing the highway! With over 20 million cars currently on Canada roads, this type of accident could very well continue to rise. Measures must also be taken regarding chips in windshields. During winter, even the smallest chip can become a full-on

crack due to contrast in temperatures, moving from -30 Celsius outdoors to 20 Celsius inside the vehicle. In addition to affecting a driver’s visibility, an improperly installed windshield can also decrease the windshield’s ability to withstand airbags in the case of a collision. Even worse, it may compromise the integrity of car’s roof in case of a serious accident. Most insurance companies cover full cost of repairing cracks in your windshield. Neglecting to repair it makes it necessary to replace it. Also, the driver would be obliged to pay the value of his franchise in such a situation. Snow and ice must be removed from the windshield and the wiper fluid reservoir must be well-filled. Nothing is more dangerous than reduced visibility due to winter precipitation and the accumulation of salt on your windshield. By virtue of The Motor Vehicle Act, Division 7, Section 7. 05: “No person shall drive or operate on a highway a motor vehicle the windshield or any window of which is in such condition that the vision of the driver is impaired.’’ In such cases, a driver can receive a $56 fine. Boom.

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Livestock producers in three provinces receive tax relief Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today released a list of designated regions in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec where livestock tax deferrals have been authorized for 2016 due to drought. The livestock tax deferral provisions allow livestock producers in prescribed drought regions to defer a portion of their 2016 sale proceeds of breeding livestock until the next year to help replenish the herd. The cost of replacing the animals in the next year offsets the deferred income, thereby reducing the tax burden associated with the original sale. Eligibility for the tax deferral is limited to those producers located inside the designated areas prescribed as drought regions. Producers can request the tax deferral when filing their 2016 income tax returns. Low moisture levels resulted in significant forage shortages for livestock producers in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec forcing some producers to sell all or part

of their breeding herd. This list represents the current designation of affected areas. Further to discussions with the impacted provinces, additional designations are being added to the list and will be released as soon as possible. In addition to the tax deferral, livestock producers are encouraged to take full advantage of assistance available under Growing Forward 2 Business Risk Management programs. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food said the Government of Canada understands the impacts that drought and other extreme weather conditions had on farm operations this year,. “(It is) forcing some producers to make difficult business decisions. This tax relief will allow affected farmers to defer a portion of their sales to the next year, assisting them in making sound herd-management decisions.”

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