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DECEMBER 2012

Vol. XIII No. 11 P.O. Box 306 Valier, MT 59486-0306

Phone 406-279-3291 Fax 406-279-3249 website: tradersdispatch.com E-MAIL: trader@3rivers.net

Golden Triangle Cropping Seminars scheduled Montana State University Extension will host the annual series of Cropping Seminars in the Golden Triangle January 14-17, 2013. Locations for Cropping Seminars will be Chester, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Denton, Fort Benton, Great Falls and Shelby. Speaking at all seminar locations are Peggy Lamb, MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center, who will present information on crop variety selection and the local variety trial results; Dr. Prashant Jha from the MSU Southern Agricultural Research Center, discussing glyphosate resistance and the weeds it affects, and Joel Schumacher, MSU Extension Economics Associate Specialist, who will present information on how to structure an ag lease and other ag lease related issues. There will also be a presentation on management practices to optimize grain protein and optimizing fertilizer nitrogen rates by Dr. Clain Jones, MSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, Dan Picard, MSU Pondera County Extension Agent, continued on page a2

PRIVATE TREATY

JV Inc, Valier..........................................................................................................A4 Wyse Genetics, Manhattan..................................................................................A5 Wichman Herefords, Moore.................................................................................A9 Churchill Cattle Co, Manhattan...........................................................................A9 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek...........................................................................A9 Anchor Hay & Hereford, Vaughn..........................................................................A9 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan.............................................................................A9 Beery’s Land & Livestock Co., Vida....................................................................A9 Dutton Hereford Ranch, Gold Creek...................................................................A9 Ehlke Herefords, Townsend.................................................................................A9 Sand Herefords, Fairfield...................................................................................A36

LIVESTOCK SALE

Feb.2, Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch, Helena.................................................A37 Feb. 18, Bulls of the Big Sky, Billings...............................................................A22 Feb. 26, JC Heiken Angus & Sons, Broadview...................................................A6 Mar. 1, Hill’s Ranch Simmentals, Stanford........................................................A10 Mar. 1, Sutherlin Farms Red Angus, Stevensville............................................A12 Mar. 16, O’Hara Land & Cattle, Fort Benton.....................................................A19 Mar. 18, Hawks Angus, Galata...........................................................................A17 Apr. 11, Whistling Winds Angus, Inc, Hingham................................................A22

UPCOMING AUCTION

Dec. 15, Western Hay Brokers, Burns, WY........................................................A10 Dec. 19, Big Iron Online Auction.......................................................................A45 Dec. 26, Big Iron Online Auction.......................................................................A45

Irrigation workshop

By NDSU Extension Service The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is holding an irrigation workshop December 18 in Williston, North Dakota. The December 18 workshop is in the Ernie French Center at the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center just west of Williston on U.S. Highway 2. This workshop is for experienced irrigators in the area. A highlight will be a presentation on weed herbicide resistance. Other topics will include dealing with soil salinity, flow and pressure relationships of center pivots, sprinkler uniformity, pump testing, overall irrigation development in the Mondak region, remote water monitoring and an update on Nesson Valley irrigation research. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. No registration fee is required. “What a difference a year makes in terms of precipitation,” says Tom Scherer, NDSU Extension irrigation/water quality specialist. “Since August of 2011, most of North Dakota has been in various levels of drought. This has led to increased continued on page a2

Seamus once lived in the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter in Gallatin County. Now he is part of a team that detects noxious weeds in Montana. Here he plays with Aimee Hurt, director of operations for Working Dogs for Conservation. On the ground behind Hurt is a potted sample of Dyer’s woad. (MSU photo by Sepp Jannotta).

Multifunctional Agriculture in the Flathead Valley A course for farmers and ranchers to turn urban development into new business opportunities With increased development and growth in Flathead County, farmers and ranchers are likely looking for new and innovative ways to generate farm income. At the same time, there are more and more people in the valley, both year round as well as seasonal. In Europe, farmers and ranchers have tuned into this in the form of “Multifunctional Agriculture.” A farm can be a great place for people to visit and enjoy, while earning the farmer or rancher additional income. Examples include pristine orchard campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, farmers’ golf locations, farm shops, child care farms and education farms. To aid farmers and ranchers in Montana to tap into these concepts, Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), together with several partners in the Flathead, will offer a new course called “Multifunctional Farming: Creating New Markets for Your Business.” Participants will receive guidance for turning regional developments into new for-profit opportunities for their farms or ranches.   Working together with FVCC credit students, participants will learn about

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a variety of concepts and translate them to concrete plans for their businesses; all plans will be presented at the end of the course. Maarten Fischer, course instructor, has been at the forefront of developing multifunctional agriculture in the Netherlands and Europe for the past 12 years, both from the perspectives of farmers and ranchers as well as from a business development standpoint. Maarten has specific ideas to help participants apply similar concepts in our region. Entrepreneurs and experts from the northwest corner of Montana will act as guest speakers. This course is made possible by a Montana Department of Agriculture Growth Through Agriculture grant and is being held in partnership with the following organizations: Flathead Valley Community College, Farm Hands, Montana West Economic Development, Flathead County Economic Development Authority and the Lake County Community Development Corporation. After the course is completed in Flathead continued on page a4

Deadline for January issue is January 4.


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HEIFERS FOR SALE

Replacement quality heifers. Registered or commercial from Whistling Winds Angus Inc.

Montana Northern Premier Angus Sale April 11, 2013

Selling 130 yearling Angus bulls

Whistling Winds Angus Inc. Call 406-390-1471, Hingham, MT

Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar continued from front page

and Darren Crawford, MSU Fergus County Extension Agent. Three private and two commercial pesticide applicator credits will be available for attendees. No pre-registration is required, there is no charge, and all producers are encouraged to attend. All seminars begin at 9 a.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. The dates, locations, and contact numbers for each Cropping Seminar are listed below. A free lunch will be provided by CHS at the Chester location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 14: Fort Benton, Ag Center, 1205 20th St., Chouteau County Extension Office, 622-3751 Denton, Denton Town Hall, Chrissy Cook, 566-2277 January 15: Shelby, Marias Fair Exhibit Building, Toole County Extension Office, 424-8350 Chester, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 10 E. Madison Ave., Jesse Fulbright, 759-5625 January 16: Conrad, Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, 972 Granite Rd., Dan Picard, 271-4053 Cut Bank, Courthouse Annex, 1210 East Main, Damon Bunting, 873-2239 January 17: Great Falls, Family Living Center, Fairgrounds, Rose Malisani, 454-6980 Choteau, Stage Stop Inn, 1005 North Main Ave., Teton County Extension Office, 466-2491

Irrigation workshop set for December continued from front page

interest in irrigation. For the past few years, we have had adequate or too much precipitation. However, this year, the farmers with irrigation saw a significant impact on the yield.” Irrigation provides more consistent crop production on a year-to-year basis, allows longer-season crops (such as corn, potatoes and soybeans) to be grown, provides a consistent supply of forage for animal operations and diversifies the farm enterprise, he adds. For more information on the workshop, contact any county Extension office or call Scherer at (701) 231-7239.

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December 2012 — Vol. XIII No. 11 Published monthly by Trader’s Dispatch Inc., 402 Montana Ave., Valier, MT 59486-0306. Free on request to farmers, ranchers, heavy equipment owners and truckers in the Western United States. Non-qualifying in-state annual subscription fee is $15. Out-of-state nonqualifying U.S. annual subscription $25. Periodicals Postage Paid at Valier, MT and at additional mailing offices.

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2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 MFD, 3-point, 1980 hours, L750 loader. Very nice condition.................................$65,000 Case IH MX240 with MFD and 3-point, 7900 hours............ . .........................................................................$65,000 John Deere 4840 2WD, powershift, 3-pt., 20.8x38 tires..... . .........................................................................$22,500 John Deere 4440 with 3-point, dual PTO, good paint and recent engine work............................................$25,000

IN STOCK

Concord 4710 47-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, Stealth openers and 3000 tow behind cart............................$30,000 Brillion 24-ft. mulcher............................................$13,000 H&S 12 row, 24” cultivator, guide cones, tunnel shields, flip up discs................................................................$4995 Alloway 12 row 24” cultivator with flip up discs, tunnel shields..................................................................$3995 John Deere 2700 7 shank disc ripper....................$22,000

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2005 Case IH 2388 combine, 1267 rotor hours/1506 engine hours, chopper, yield/moisture monitor. Very good condition....................................................................$149,000 With 2005 Case IH 2042 36-ft. draper header................ .........................................................................$185,000 2005 MacDon 963 35-ft. draper head with batt reel and gauge wheels. No transport...............................$31,000

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2008 Case IH RB564 round baler, mesh wrap, wide pickup, endless belts, hydraulic pickup, central lube, 8700 bales..................................................................$29,900 2006 Case IH RBX563 round baler with wide pickup, mesh wrap, endless belts. Good condition, 8000 bales.$26,000 1999 Case IH RS561 round baler..........................$12,500 1995 Case IH 8465...................................................$8995 1994 Case IH 8480 soft core....................................$6995 1991 Hesston 560 round baler.................................$7500 John Deere 530 round baler, good condition...........$5500

MISCELLANEOUS

2005 Brandt 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer..................... . ............................................................ JUST TRADED 2008 Farm King 10x70 auger, swing away hopper. Very good condition......................................................$8900 Case 445 skid steer, cab, bucket and 1246 hours.$32,000 2005 Frontier 18 wheel high-capacity rake. Very good condition............................................................$16,000 Fox corn chopper......................................................$4995

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50 BRED HEIFERS & TRAILER FOR SALE

40 Angus and Angus/Sim bred heifers to calve February 1 through March 15. 10 Angus and Angus/Sim bred heifers to calve March 15 through April 15. Ultra sound tested........... ea. Featherlite 20-ft. aluminum stock trailer.   Good shape....................................................... $7250

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Phone JV Inc., (406) 279-3418 leave message or 576-1045

GRAIN TRAILER FOR SALE

1994 Timpte 48x96 tri-axle grain trailer, recently DOT’d, 11R24.5 tires 75-80%, good tarp. Excellent condition.

Phone 406-279-3504, Valier, MT

Generators - Generators - Generators

UW Extension offers two Wyoming ranch management institutes

By Bridger Feuz, a University of Wyoming Extension educator serving southwest and western Wyoming with expertise in livestock marketing Each location is limited to 15 particiThe Wyoming Master Cattleman team pants. The fee for the institute is $350 per is gearing up for Ranch Management Inperson and includes two night’s lodging, stitutes at Bear River Lodge near Evanston meals, and the potential for a new netbook and at The Ranch at Ucross. computer. Participants must complete all These institutes are three-day sessions assignments to receive the computer at the with an intensive focus on ranch manend of the institutes. agement. Agriculture has been and will Participants from the Wyoming Master continue to be a business with significant Cattleman program have overwhelmingly risk. Drought, highly variable input costs, said they would recommend the program and fluctuating prices are just a few of the to others. These institutes are the next step risks producers face. This institute will in learning tools to make good decisions teach strategies and tools to help producers on a ranch. Participants learn the use of the make good decisions that lead to sustainable tools, practice using the tools in real ranch operations. situations, and walk away from the program Participants will roll up their sleeves and not only learn to use the tools, they will also with a netbook computer with all of the tools be guided through the process of completand information from the institute. ing analyses on their own ranches. Just like All participants must RSVP by registermany other jobs on a ranch, management is ing for the institute of their choice. Register hard work. We expect participants to work by emailing me at bmfeuz@uwyo.edu or hard and complete the tasks during these calling me at 307-783-0570. institutes.

Apply now for scholarships

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR found at First Year Learning Communities Students passionate about becoming an (http://www.unl.edu/learncom/home). entrepreneur can now apply for scholarships The Engler program began in 2010 with to the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship a $20 million gift over 10 years from the Program at the University of Nebraska-LinPaul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation. coln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural The purpose of the program is to identify Resources. 
 students with the entrepreneurial drive and Scholarships are awarded annually to Enthen foster development of professional gler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship students skills conducive to success in applying and renewable up to three years dependent entrepreneurism in agriculture and agrion student performance, said the program’s business. Director Tom Field. For more information about the program, To apply, students must complete an visit engler.unl.edu. application and series of essay questions at http://engler.unl.edu/web/engler/scholarships. Applications are due by February 15, 2013. “We encourage students from across various academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Recontinued from front page sources to apply,” Field said. “Our goal is to find students who are committed to building County, the course materials will be disenterprises and who have the drive, passion tributed to extension offices and farm and and dedication to reshape rural economies agriculture centers around the state. through innovation and creativity applied For more detailed information, contact to the broad realm of agribusiness. We are Maarten Fischer at 406.260.7840 or at looking for students who are willing to acfischer.maarten@gmail.com. To register cept risk in the pursuit of their dreams and for the course, contact the Flathead Valley who are willing to go the extra mile.” Community College Continuing Education The Engler experience includes the Center at 406.756.3832 or at ceinfo@fvcc. academic minor, travel experiences to learn edu. from outstanding entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, internships and a host of other #### experiential programming. New York City’s Empire State Building’s New in 2013 is the opportunity for stuworld famous tower lights are turned off dents to become part of the Agribusiness every night at midnight with the exception Entrepreneurship and Leadership: Solutions of New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Christfor the Future learning community through mas Eve, Christmas Day, and St. Patrick’s residence life. More information can be Day, when they are illuminated until 3 a.m.

Multifunctional Agriculture

Yamaha Water Pumps Available in 2” and 3”

Northern Hydraulics 800-823-4937 • 406-761-8079 2600 17th St. NE • Black Eagle, MT (Great Falls) • East of Fleet Wholesale www.northernhydraulics.net


Crops and beef focus of Ag Progress Show December 11

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Producers and growers can learn more about crop and beef production systems at the 2012 North Central Nebraska Ag Progress Show December 11 at the Atkinson Community Center in Atkinson, Nebraska. 
 The new University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension show will give crop growers and beef producers an opportunity to not only learn more in their respective systems, but also allows time for questions and viewing commercial exhibits, said Amy Timmerman, extension educator in Holt/Boyd counties. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Presentation topics and presenters include: Herbicide Resistant Weeds Will Change Weed Control Programs in the Next Decade, Robert Wilson, UNL Extension weed management specialist; Pasture Management Following Drought, Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist; Benefits of and Tips to Achieve a Short Calving Season, Rick Funston, UNL Extension beef specialist; Corn Diseases Update: What Could Be Lurking in Your Soil and Crops?, Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathology specialist for corn; Use of Corn Residue as a Feed for Beef Cows – Facts and Fiction, Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist; Ensuring Water Application Efficiency for Center Pivots, Bill Kranz, UNL Extension irrigation specialist; Use of Drought-Damaged Corn Silage and the Impact of Low Test Weight Corn and Distillers Grains This Year, Galen Erickson, UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist. Lunch is complimentary and there will be a door prize drawing for two tickets to the Nebraska v. Wyoming football game August 30, 2013. Certified Crop Advisers will have the opportunity to receive continuing education hours. For more information, contact the Holt County Extension office at 402-336-2760 or visit Crops for the Future (http:// holt-boyd.unl.edu/crops-future).

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STRAW FOR SALE

Dry, rotary soft winter wheat straw, large round bales with over the edge John Deere net wrap. Trucking available or will load......................................................... $20/bale For any delivered or picked up by December 1..... $18/bale Limited supply of small square straw bales............. $2/bale

Aaron Boehm 406-355-4402 Rudyard, MT

BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE 56 head of gentle Red Angus heifers 6 head of black Angus heifers

Handled with horses, ultrasounded for calving dates. All heifer bred to low birth weight black Angus bulls. Will calve February through early April. Will sell in tight calving groups. Call Wyse Genetics (406) 581-0302, Manhattan, MT

CASCADE MACHINE & SUPPLY visit us on the web: www.cascademachineco.com 401 4th Avenue South • Great Falls, MT 59405

406-453-8100 or 1-877-453-0166

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all-copper 20-ft. jumper cables. 4 gauge. Starting at............. $69.95

NEW GRADEMASTER BLADE New Tebben rotary cutters for 3-point mount, 5-, 6- & 10-ft. models in stock.

Complete Truck & Tractor Repair •  Mechanical and electronic engines •  Transmissions and rear ends •  Brakes •  Custom battery cables

Various sizes of storage cases available. Great for miscellaneous parts and fittings. It’s dual blade configuration and side pans provide maximum advantages. For gravel road maintenance, the GRADEMASTER BLADE fills potholes that stay filled longer and virtually eliminates corrugating or washboarding on the road surface.

In-field and In-shop Service Call 406-759-5188 or cell 265-0883

New Honda Replacement Engines

New Oxlite aluminum ramps from 5- to 8-ft. Load capabilities from 1000# to 7000# in stock. The answer to loading your ATV, lawn and garden tractor, or vehicle. New Ezee-On pallet forks make your tractor do the work of a fork lift.

Plow Parts Gysler — Melroe — Renn chisel plow parts

We can ship to your farm or ranch

TIBER TRACTOR CO. Phone 406-759-5188

Chester, Montana

See our display of welding accessories & rod. We’re sure to have what you need.

New Ritchie waterers in stock! ✧ Interstate batteries ✧ Fleetguard filters ✧ Roller chain ✧ Plastic fittings ✧ Grade #8 bolts


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HAY FOR SALE

300 ton of 3rd cutting alfalfa round bales TDN 70, protein 24, RFV 190

Call (406) 289-0587, Conrad, MT

ROUND BALER FOR SALE

2004 John Deere 567, twine, excellent condition, new sprockets & chains, always shedded until last year, good belts. $14,000 obo Call Ben @ 406-546-7952, Saint Ignatius, MT

50-Ton Crane

– Fork Lifts – – Winch Trucks – – Cherry Pickers – 24-Hour Service

DICK IRVIN TRUCKING 434-5583 – Shelby

Beef cattle workshop set for December 19

By NDSU Extension Service chair of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Two beef cattle workshops, Beyond the Management - what producers can do to Bunk and Beef College, combined this year meet industry challenges and opportunities: to give producers a bigger program with what’s worth the worry and what’s not more options. • Jim McDonald, nutritionist with the This daylong beef cattle workshop will University of Nebraska - using quicklime to be held December 19 at the Best Western improve feeding value of low-quality feeds Doublewood Inn in Bismarck, North Da• Kim Vonnahme, reproductive physiolokota. It is a collaborative effort of the North gist in the NDSU Animal Sciences DepartDakota State University (NDSU) Animal ment - impact of gestational nutrition on Sciences Department, NDSU Extension calf development Service and North Dakota Stockmen’s As• Eric Berg, meat scientist in the NDSU sociation (NDSA). Animal Sciences Department - whether beef Key industry spokesmen will offer inhas an impact on early puberty in girls sights into the state of the beef industry • Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension liveand how current research efforts can posistock stewardship specialist - new discovertion North Dakota producers to adapt to a ies in calf vaccination strategies changing industry. The latest research on • Kendall Swanson, nutritionist in the feed efficiency, vaccination programs and NDSU Animal Sciences Department - imimproving the feeding value of corn stover pacts of distillers grain on backgrounding, are among the topics at the event. feedlot performance and feed efficiency Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the pro• Doug Landblom, animal scientist at gram starts at 9:30. Speakers for the event NDSU’s Dickinson Research Extension and their presentation topics are: Center - alternating days of cow supple• John Paterson, executive director of ment and replacing forage with field pea/ producer education, National Cattlemen’s corn coproduct pellets Beef Association - challenges and oppor• Vern Anderson, animal scientist at tunities in the beef industry: where we are NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension and where we are headed Center - NDSU feedlot research update • Clay Mathis, director and endowed • Dwight Aakre, NDSU Extension farm management specialist - corn silage as a low-cost energy feed • Rob Maddock, NDSU Extension meat specialist increasing high-quality grade in cattle A young producer panel will discuss the path to transitioning into their operation and their future plans, and offer advice for others trying to gain a foothold in the industry. Panelists are Jason Topp, Grace City; Dustin Seright, Towner; and Doug Bichler, Linton. The panel will be moderated by Julie Ellingson, NDSA executive director, and Greg Lardy, NDSU Animal Sciences Department head. The cost of the program is $30 if paid by December 12 and will include lunch. The cost after that date is $40 and will not include lunch. To register online, go to http://www.ndsu.edu/cattledocs. Mail payments to Megan Kortie, NDSU Dept. 7630, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050. Write your birth date on your payment if you are paying by personal check. For more information about the Beyond the Bunk/ Beef College event, contact Scott Ressler at (701) 2232522 or sressler@ndstockmen.org, or Carl Dahlen at (701) 231-5588 or carl. dahlen@ndsu.edu. For questions about registration, contact Kortie at (701) 231-7641 or megan.kortie@ndsu.edu.


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Fertilizer Equipment For Sale 1989 Peterbilt 377 11L Detroit, 10 speed.............$11,500

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1999 Ag Chem with air spreader box, 70-ft. booms, 4900 hours............................... $68,000

2006 Loral 6300 570 automatic with AirMax 1000 bed, 2200 hours........$119,000

2007 Freightliner, Auto Shifter, 16-ton Wilmar tender with tip tops....................... $66,000 1997 Ag Chem 8.3 Cummins, 2001 Case 3300, 3 wheel, automatic, 70-ft. air booms..... Cummins, auto, 70-ft. booms. .................................. $38,500 .................................. $64,500

1983 Freightliner with Tyler 16 ton tender............. $19,500 1995 International Silver Wheels, 10 speed, 1800 gallon stainless steel liquid system, 3500 hours........ $35,000

Willmar Wrangler diesel, bucket, 4300 hours.... $15,500

2008 Case 4020 with 330 hp, auto, and AutoSteer, 70-ft booms, 2000 hours.................................................................. ,000 $190,000

$168

1986 Kenworth Cummins 7 speed, Tyler 16-ton sideshooter............................... $29,500

Willmar 3-axle 24-ton self contained................... $39,500 1999 Willmar 24-ton 2 axle semi........................... $32,500

1990 Volvo Cummins 10 speed, with 16-ton Wilmar tender........................ $24,500

1991 Loral DT466, automatic, 3020 NewLeader bed, DickeyJohn controller........... $28,000

1995 Loral 3000 Anniversary Edition, Air Max 5 bed, Dicky John controller GPS system, 300 hp, 60-ft. booms...$47,000

1997 International snow plow, DT466 automatic, complete with snowplow and sanding bed, runs good.......... .................................. $20,000

2002 International chassis, DT530 automatic, full rubber, above average, sharp, 2900 hours......................... $54,000

2000 Wrangler, buckets and forks, 2700 hours....... $18,500

1989 GMC semi-float with 8-ton Wilmar bed....... $21,000

2002 International Silver Wheels, DT 466, automatic, 10-ton stainless steel bed, Raven monitor, 2300 hours......... .................................. $58,500

1999 Loral DT530, autoshift, Air Max 5 bed, 5700 hours..... .................................. $51,000

1996 Loral DT530, automatic, chemical bin, 8700 hours, runs good.................. $36,500

Doyle 8-ton blender on scale with new auger, 40 hp motor $18,500

1990 Ford with Cat 3208, auto, Wilmar spreader.........$33,500

2002 Loral 4000 400 hp automatic, Air Max 1000 bed, 7900 hours......................... $58,000

Your full service fertilizer dealer.

1997 Freightliner with 3000 gallon propane tank, new test. .................................. $33,000

10 trucks in service with pumps, hose reels and meters from $26,000 to $32,000 Case W14 front end loader, very portable. Great little maching for loading bales...... ...................................$11,200

1994 GMC 3116 Cat automatic, New Leader 2220 bed....... .................................. $35,000

5-ton tub blender on scale...... 1995 Loral with New Leader ..................................... $7500 3020 G4 bed, Viper controls... .................................. $38,500

1999 Loral 4x4, “One of a Kind”, DT530 automatic, Airmax 5 bed.................. $71,000

1997 International 3000 gallon propane truck, diesel, in service....................... $31,000

1996 Mertz 4300, 3208 Cat auto, 2-bin or 2 types of fertilizer system, you don’t need a blender with this........ $37,000

NH3 20-ft. train, 265 psi, 4200 and 4500 gallon......... $15,000

Greyn Fertilizer Supply

www.fertilizerequipment.net 1976 Trailmobile 9000 gallon aluminum tender, 5 compartments......................... 0 $26,000 $21,50

Larry Greyn Vern Greyn Eric Greyn Choteau 466-5356  Dutton 476-3402  Valier 279-3255


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STOCK TRAILER FOR SALE

1996 Diamond D heavy duty stock trailer................. $5000

Call Ron Ostberg at (406) 467-2806

Colvin headlines UNL’s annual Horsin’ Around conference

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR he has been training professionally since he Michael Colvin, a professional horse was 16. In addition, he has been extensively trainer in the Atlanta area since 1988, will involved internationally, particularly with be the 2013 featured presenter during the the Italian Quarter Horse Association, and annual Horsin’ Around conference January conducts clinics throughout Europe. 12-13 in the RB Warren Arena at the AniHe is an AQHA Professional Horseman mal Science Complex on the University of and holds AQHA and NSBA judges’ cards. Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) East Campus. 
 Colvin will touch on topics that include: Colvin is dedicated to creating championDoes this horse fit your goals?, sharpening ship teams with a goal to maintain a horse your horse for horsemanship and/or equiand rider trainer program that consistently tation, developing the foundation – riding produces world class results with integrity, drills for all riders, western horsemanship, said Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension horse English equitation, raising your showmanspecialist. ship score, trail and tackling lead challenges. “He maintains a positive environment * 12 gpm engine driven hydraulics or electric models Other speakers during the two-day even with an atmosphere of respect for both * Ask our customers about Krogmann dependability, durability include Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension the riders and horses,” she said. “With his and our 3 year warranty. horse specialist, and Lena Cottle, UNL decades of experience, he has repeatedly * Options available: Across the bed toolboxes, side toolboxes, Extension equine specialist. taken his horses and riders to the winner’s carry-alls, 3rd spool valve, cake feeders and posthole diggers. Anderson has been at UNL since 1991 circle and beyond.” Visit our website at www.krogmannmfg.com and teaches equine related courses includColvin and his team specialize in the ing Equine Reproduction, Equine Nutrition, American Quarter Horse Association’s all Call For KROGMANN MFG. Horse Management, Horse Evaluation and around events in youth, amateur and open The Dealer Nearest You Horse Industry Study Tour, all in UNL’s divisions. Sabetha, KS Toll Free 1-877-745-3783 animal science department. She also is the Originally from Claremore, Oklahoma, coach for the UNL Horse Judging Team. At the conference, she will discuss the Nebraska Horse Welfare Coalition. Cottle oversees and develops horse-related youth extension and outreach at UNL. She is responsible for the 4-H Horse Stampede, district and state 4-H horse shows, 4-H horse show judges’ clinics and other youth-related Automatic Section Control activities. She also teaches One Display . . Many Jobs equine courses in UNL’s aniSave money with overlap Use your CFX-750 or FmX mal science department. detection. The system turns Display for rate control, section During Horsin’ Around, off in applied areas and turns control, guidance, steering, she will discuss new hapback on in areas without an mapping and record keeping penings with the 4-H Horse application. Project. The conference begins at 9 a.m. both days and is open to Rate Control Variable Rate Application participants of all ages. Adult Control liquid products, dry Use prescription maps to registration is $30 for both products and seed. The FmX automatically vary product days or $20 for one day. For display can control up to 6 rates as you drive across the youth 18 and under, cost is materials simultaneously with a field. And you can always $25 for both days or $20 for manual rate or prescription map switch back to a straight rate one. If the clinic doesn’t sell out, registration will be availwhen you need to. able at the door for adults at $40 for both days and $25 for one day and for youth at FmX Integrated Display GreenSeeker CFX-750 Display $30 for both days and $20 for Field-IQ Compatible Field-IQ Compatible Field-IQ Compatible one day. Use GreenSeeker sensors No phone-in registrations to automatically apply the are accepted. For more information or a registration form, correct amount of call 402-472-6411, email nitrogen to the crop while kanderson1@unl.edu or visit you drive across the field. the Horsin’Around website (http://animalscience.unl. edu/web/anisci/anscextensionequinehorsinaround) or the UNL Horse Facebook page (https://www.facebook. com/UNLhorse).

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See us at the MSGA Trade Show Anderson Ranch

406-848-2588, Emigrant, MT

Banjo Ranch

406-425-1233, Molt, MT www.banjoranch.com

Bayers Hereford Ranch

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT

Holden Herefords

406-279-3301, Valier, MT

Dale Holfeldt

406-357-3785, Lloyd, MT

Hultin Polled Herefords

Bear Paw Herefords

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

Beery’s Land & Livestock Co

406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

406-773-5710, Vida, MT www.beeryherefords.com

Bergum Family Farm

406-787-5396, Culbertson, MT www.bergumfamilyfarm.com

Blue Heron Ranch

406-432-2142, Galata, MT

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords Loyning Farms

406-328-4095, Absarokee, MT

McIntosh Ranch

406-492-7091, Avon, MT

Churchill Cattle Co

406-284-6421, Manhattan, MT www.churchillcattle.com

Cooper Hereford Ranch

406-285-6985, Willow Creek, MT www.cooperherefords.com

Courtney Herefords

406-828-4480, Alzada, MT

M/D Herefords

Merrimac Cattle Company 406-735-4493, Geyser, MT

MJB Ranch

Reich Bros

Sand-Bayers Herefords Sidwell Ranch

406-322-4425, Columbus, MT

Snowshoe Cattle Company

Dutton Hereford Ranch

406-875-2138, Pompeys Pillar, MT

Ehlke Herefords

406-566-2313, Stanford, MT

406-266-4121, Townsend, MT www.ehlkeherefords.com

Elings Polled Herefords 406-278-3406, Conrad, MT

Ewing Herefords

406-452-6535, Power, MT

Feddes Herefords

406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

Garrison Ranches Inc 406-835-2501, Glen, MT

503 MT HWY 254 Vida, MT 59274 Visitors always welcome, customer satisfaction

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Located in Eastern Montana, 28 miles north of Circle

406-895-2410, Plentywood, MT

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Wang Polled Hereford Ranch

Wichman Herefords

2009 Churchill Road Manhattan, MT 59741 tfeddes@msn.com Marvin Tim 406.570.4771 Dan 406.570.1602

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Thomas Herefords

Guth Ranch Family

406-547-2213, Ringling, MT

EASTERN MONTANA HEREFORD CONNECTION

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-538-8997, Moore, MT www.wichmanherefords.com

Higgins Bros

Select your bulls now and we will feed and deliver them at your convenience next spring

406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT

Genex Hawkeye West

406-578-2301, Wilsall, MT

Quality Bulls - reasonable prices

406-778-2320, Plevna, MT

406-846-1370, Deer Lodge, MT

Richard & Shirley (406) 560-8122 Bruce & Tammy (406) 544-1536 thomasfamily@blackfoot.net WWW.THOMASHEREFORDS.COM

Feddes Herefords www.feddes.com

Sparks Herefords

406-252-5196, Billings, MT www.westfeeds.net

406-656-9034, Billings, MT www.crinet.com

Gold Creek, MT

Our production sale is any time you want. We sell Hereford bulls and females by private treaty. Find out more at feddes.com. Better yet, visit the ranch.

Soulsby Hereford Ranch

406-288-3459, Gold Creek, MT www.thomasherefords.com Tim 406-570-4771, Manhattan, MT Dan 406-570-1602 Tomlinson Herefords

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THOMAS HEREFORDS

Modest birth, massive meat

Rafter Ranch

406-590-8059, Fairfield, MT

406-288-3330, Gold Creek, MT

Bulls for sale - private treaty dale@churchillcattle.com

406-265-6115, Havre, MT

Darrell Taylor Farms

406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

Dale Venhuizen (406) 580-6421

Northern Agricultural Research Center

406-580-6676, Willow Creek, MT

Duncan Ranch Co

Churchill Cattle Co. Manhattan, MT

307-672-3248, Sheridan, WY

Dallas Polled Herefords

406-739-4405, Fort Benton, MT

Churchill Sensation 028X

Ned & Jan Ward Polled Herefords

Curlew Cattle Co

406-368-2244, Canyon Creek, MT

Hereford Genetics From Churchill There’s Nothing Else Like It!

406-639-2569, Lodge Grass, MT

406-832-3219, Wise River, MT

406-287-9947, Whitehall, MT

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McMurry Cattle

406-778-2393, Baker, MT

406-662-3375, Bridger, MT

Registered Bulls, Heifers, and Young Cows for Sale 2012-2013 Semen and Interest for Sale on Herd bulls. Contact Justin at (406) 538-8997

406-432-2296, Shelby, MT

Broken Pick Ranch

Cherry Springs Ranch

AGA 10S Stand 137Y

McKechnie Hereford Ranch

Brillhart Ranch Co

406-862-6418, Whitefish, MT www.brokenpickranch.com

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406-254-1247, Billings, MT www.mcmurrycattle.com

406-947-2511, Musselshell, MT

137Y Sons

J Bar E Ranch

BB Polled Herefords

406-357-3216, Chinook, MT

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406-459-5937, Helena, MT

406-765-7068, Plentywood, MT

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Mike Milburn, right, receives the Distinguished Service Award from MFBF President Bob Hanson.

Milburn receives Distinguished Service Award

Quality for the future, demands performancce today.

Selling 125 Bulls 75 Black & 15 Red Simmental Bulls 10 Black & 4 Red SimAngus Bulls 21 Black & Red Commecial Bulls Tom & Kathy Hill and Family Box 186, Stanford, MT 59479 (406) 566-2479 hillssimmentalmt@yahoo.com

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Mike Milburn, a Montana legislator and rancher from Cascade, Montana, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) during the MFBF Awards Banquet November 13 at the Billing Hotel and Convention Center. Milburn served eight years in the Montana Legislature, serving as Speaker of the House for the past two years. Milburn terms out at the end of 2012. “Mike Milburn is steadfast as a defender of agriculture with a voting record that is always in alignment with Montana Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau. He was truly a property rights advocate while serving as our legislator,” noted Cascade County Farm Bureau President Jim Pribyl. “In his time in the legislature, he had friends on both sides of the aisle, always had an opendoor policy and was willing to listen.” Milburn chaired the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee and the Natural Resources Committee, working extensively with water rights and taxation. In addition, he traveled to Taiwan with the Department of Agriculture and Human and Health Services, meeting with Taiwan’s vice president to improve relations for Montana exports. “Mike is well-known as being a true gentleman, a great listener and an allaround great guy. It certainly is an honor to present this award to Mike Milburn, who has been a real friend to Farm Bureau and a dedicated leader in our Legislature,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson.


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* Prices subject to stock on hand

New Dump Trailers

16-ft. & 18-ft. IN STOCK

New Travalong 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailers........................ $8995 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck dump trailers.................................. $9995 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer.......................... $7995 New Diamond C 5x8 dump trailer..... ............................................. $4495

NEW 3-point Bale Unroller

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3-point bale unroller with new cylinder and hoses. Like new, used very little

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New Haulmark Enclosed Trailers

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New Circle D pickup flatbeds

7x7...................... $1450

71/2x81/2............... $1450

NEW STOCK & HORSE TRAILERS

2-New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer, full bull package. Ea.................. $10,195 2-New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock, full bull package. Each........................... $9195

4x7’ Heavy duty Trailer Mats.....Each $65

NEW SKID STEER TRAILERS

2-Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck skid steer trailers, 80” wide, 7000# torsion axles, fold-over ramps, tread plate fenders, treated wood floor, radial tires. Each......................$5895 2-New Circle D 18-ft. bumper pull, with 16” tires, 7000# axles, ramps. Each........$4695

NEW UTILITY FLATBED TRAILERS

18’x81” heavy duty car hauler, wrap tongue, 6” channel frame, brakes on two axles, 7000 lb. axles.................................................................................................... $3995 18’x81” deluxe car hauler, wrap tongue, set back jack, brakes on two axles, ramps, 5200 lb. axles............................................................................................................. $3695 18’x81” deluxe car hauler, wrap tongue, brakes, 3500 lb. axle............................. $2895 16’x81” deluxe car hauler, wrap tongue, set back jack, brakes, ramps, 3500 lb. axles... . ......................................................................................................................... $2695 12’x60” utility angle sides, 3500 lb. single axle, ramp gate................................... $1525 10’x60” utility angle sides, single axle, 3500 lb. axle, ramp gate........................... $1475 8’x60” utility angle sides, no tilt, 3500 lb. single axle............................................. $1340

NEW HEAVY DUTY FLATBED TRAILERS

1-New Circle D 31-ft. triple axle gooseneck with 7000# axles, 12” I-beam frame, folding beavertail, 2 jacks, 21,000 GVW........................................................................$9195 2-New Circle D 25-ft. (including 3 piece beavertail) 2-7000# axles, 16,000 GVW. Each...................................................................................................................$6795 1-New Circle D 27-ft. (including beavertail) tandem dually gooseneck.................$9495 1-New Circle D 29-ft. (including beavertail) tandem dually gooseneck..................$9795

71/2x9.................. $1520

8x9...................... $1850 Circle D flatbeds, gooseneck hitch plate, lights, headache rack, rear skirt. Black 8x11.................... $2150

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Rugby 71/2-ft.x10-ft. pickup flatbed.................................$700

Towmaster 25-ft. pintle hook trailer, electric brakes, 20,000 GVW.............................$6500

Iron Steer 20-ft. lumber roller trailer with hoist............$7500

Big Tex 51-ft. tandem dually car hauler with electric winch and rails for hauling trailers. 20,000 GVW. Excellent, like new...............................$8900

2003 Haulmark 6x12 enclosed trailer with cargo door and side door......................$2695

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2010 Travalong 20-ft. gooseneck flatbed with 5200# axles, dovetail, ramps.............$3600

2008 Chevolet 1/2-ton 4x4, extended cab, V-8, 7-ft. flatbed, 102,000 miles............$13,995

1988 Ford F250 4x4 diesel, TeleDec bale handler. Pickup rough, excellent bale bed........ .....................................$6200

8-ft. x 30-ft. semi trailer with removable bale rack. Excellent.. . . ...................................$4800 Ross forklift with long fork extensions.............................$3500

1988 Western 18-ft. gooseneck stock trailer..................$2800

53-ft. van trailers...Start @ $5500

Load Trail utility trailer with sides............................$1600

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1986 Travalong 18-ft. gooseneck stock trailer..................$2500

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Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page A12

WANTED Farm land / hay ground to lease in North Central Montana.

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75 cows and bulls, cows are mostly black with a few black baldies, young to middle age cows. Calving weights available. Selling due to severe drought conditions...Priced to sell Call (406) 274-7508

WANTED TO BUY: •New Holland bale wagons.

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Christmas horses, ponies take commitment, money Many children dream of finding a sweet pony or their first horse on Christmas morning, but parents need to be aware of the ownership commitment and cost before granting that wish. “Most first-time owners do not know how to take care of a horse or what will be required in the years to come,” said Dr. David Christiansen, assistant clinical professor with Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Many people don’t realize that horses can live 30 years or more, so the purchase could become a very long-term investment.” Christiansen said the least expensive aspect of owning a horse is the initial purchase of the animal. Ownership expenses include feed, hoof care, veterinary needs, and pasture or stabling. If equine competitions are a consideration, they add another layer of expenses. “Parents may think horses will teach their children responsibility, but they need to look further down the road. What will happen to the horse when the child grows up or goes to college? With the overpopulation of horses, they are harder to sell, especially as they get older,” he said. New owners should give careful consideration to the horse’s future home. If kept mostly

in an open pasture, each horse needs 2 to 3 acres for adequate grazing. Prepare safe fencing and housing before getting the horse and have it inspected by someone experienced at identifying potential hazards or problems. Christiansen occasionally consults on potential cases of equine neglect. “We often find situations where the owner just didn’t know how to care for the animal. Sometimes, it’s a case of people getting in over their heads in terms of work or money involved in horse ownership,” he said. Dean Jousan, 4-H livestock specialist, said initial costs include grooming supplies, bridles, saddles and other tack. Just like the horse, the equipment costs can vary greatly. Before purchasing a horse or pony, learn as much as possible and have a respected person with horse experience evaluate the horse for the desired purpose. Jousan said boys and girls have learned how to care for animals in 4-H since the youth development program started in Mississippi in 1907. In addition to showing horses, 4-H also offers hippology, the horse quiz bowl, horse judging, public speaking, and individual and team demonstration contests. While 4-H involvement and educational materials are free, the same cannot be said for most riding lessons. “Lessons can run from $15 to $50 or more for a 30- to 60-minute session depending on locations, if the setting is oneon-one versus group instruction and the type of instruction involved,” Jousan said. “Instruction should be gained through weekly or twice-weekly programs for maximum benefit to the rider and the horse.” Monroe County Extension Director B.J. McClenton is an experienced rider and trainer. He said for youth, 4-H is the logical source for information and hands-on experience about horse or pony ownership. In addition to the curriculum available, students also learn from volunteer leaders and experienced horse people. McClenton said one of the most common mistakes parents make when selecting a horse for their child is to purchase a young or improperly trained animal, thinking they will grow and learn together. A more expensive horse that is already trained, experienced and best suited for the rider is well worth the investment. “New riders should start with a well-trained, mature horse that can be a great babysitter. Young horses take patience, just like children, so it really takes twice as much patience to have a positive outcome,” he said. “A well-laid foundation can make the difference. Carefully select the right breed and type of horse. Choose a horse that is suited for the style of riding they want to pursue. There is usually a significant difference in horses for speed events and those for slower, pleasure events.” McClenton said with the proper foundation, some youths may take their experience to the next level either in competition or a future career.


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Farmland leasing workshops set

By NDSU Extension Service Landowners, renters and other agribusiness professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing should consider attending a farmland leasing workshop sponsored by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service. Workshops scheduled for December are: • December 10, 1 p.m., at the Farmers Union Conference Room in Jamestown • December 11, 9 a.m., at the Hettinger Research Extension Center • December 11, 1:30 p.m., at the Dickinson Research Extension Center • December 12, 9 a.m., at the Burleigh County Extension office in Bismarck • December 13, 1 p.m., in the Omega Mall Omega Room in LaMoure Additional workshops are being scheduled for January and February. Rising land values, strong commodity prices and high production costs have made it more difficult for operators and landowners to successfully determine appropriate farmland lease arrangements. The workshops are offered to help landowners and renters identify and manage the risk associated with rental agreements. Dwight Aakre and Andy Swenson, NDSU Extension farm management specialists, and Willie Huot, Grand Forks County Extension agent, will be the main presenters. One of the topics is a historical perspective on farmland values and rents, with emphasis on causal factors and future risks. Concepts and practical examples of how to determine equitable rents also will be presented. The main session will help participants better understand different rental arrangements, such as cash rent, share rent and flexible cash rent. There will be a session on how producers can improve their land rental negotiations by enhancing the communication process with landowners. This includes the use of resumes, portfolios and frequent communications to keep landowners informed and educated about their operation and vision for a particular tract of land.

Apply for the National 4-H Conference trip

By Audrey Rider, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Leadership Field Specialist Members of the South Dakota 4-H Program, have the opportunity to apply for the 86th National 4-H Conference scheduled for April 6–11, 2013, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Youth must be 16 – 18 years old by the date of the event to apply. Applicants should submit their applications to their local 4-H Youth Program Advisor. Upon approval, the 4-H Youth Program Advisor will submit the signed application, via email or USPS mail, to the State 4-H Office by January 15. A designated committee of 4-H Youth Development professionals and/or previous trip participants will review applications and notify delegates on/before February 15. For more information and the application materials, download the Application Packet (http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-4126-2012.pdf). The National 4-H Conference is a premier professional and leadership development event for 4-H members, ages 16 – 19, across the U.S. and its territories. The conference is administered by the National 4-H Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Held annually, except for several years during World War II, the camp’s mission is to assist in the development of the next generation’s leaders. Delegates attend training workshops, become acquainted with government and have the opportunity to meet with state leaders. This experience has been a tradition for 4-H members since 1927. In 1958, the event name, formerly known as the “National 4-H Club Camp,” was changed to National 4-H Conference. Prior to 1959, delegates slept in tents on the grounds of the National Mall in front of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, DC. In 1959, the meeting moved from the National Mall to the newly founded National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD (right outside of Washington, D.C.).

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The evolution of new beef cuts – Part 2

By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Many of us are familiar with seeing steaks on a menu such as Ribeye, New York Strip, or T-bone when we visit a Remember…Jesus restaurant. But today a steakhouse menu may list cuts such as: Petite Tender, Ranch Steak, Western Griller Steak, or is the reason for the season. the Delmonico. In an effort to increase value to the chuck and round, Merry Christmas from all of us at… identification and development of individual muscle cuts took place as part of an industry focused study known as, Ophus Auction & Appraisal Service ‘Muscle Profiling’. Thirty-nine individual muscles in the Phone toll-free 1-800-378-2675 or call 406-378-2666 chuck and round were identified. Innovative cutting techShane & Gwen Ophus, Big Sandy, MT niques were used to transform multi-muscle cuts into more consumer-friendly, single-muscle cuts which would fall between premium quality steaks and ground beef in price and value. The identification and introduction of these new cuts was an effort by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Your Only FULL SERVICE Research, Education and Innovation department along with the New Products and Culinary Initiatives Team. Spring Shop.........Since 1912 The first 13 value cuts to hit the market and the location they originated were: Great Falls, MT • From the shoulder clod: Flat Iron, Petite Tender, Petite 3257 Vaughn Road (406) 452-1246 — 1-800-378-1246 Tenderloin Medallions, and Ranch Steak 3257 Vaughn Road – Great Falls, MT • From the round: Sirloin Tip Side Steak, Sirloin Tip Center Steak, Western Griller Steak, and Western Tip ✓ AUTO ✓ TRUCKS  • From the chuck roll: America’s Beef Roast, Boneless Country-Style Beef Chuck Ribs, Delmonico Steak, Denver ✓ MOTOR HOMES ✓ 4x4’s Cut, and Sierra Cut In order to launch the introduction of these beef cuts into ✓ FARM EQUIPMENT the marketplace, many steps took place from the fabrication to the consumer level. 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We’ll BUY it! you deliver case...................... $500 ‘01 transfer case for Cum3 Cuts have met the qualifiWe buy late model used and wrecked pickups mins diesel..............Call ‘93 /4 ton front and rear Scott 590-0516 ‘01 Dakota automatic axles, 3.55 gears.......... cations to be designated as transmission.......... $400 .................... $650 each FORD CHEVROLET & GMC ‘lean’. ‘00 318 V8 engine.... $700 ‘91 3/4 ton 4x4 front axle... ‘06 F250 automatic trans- ‘99 5.4 4x4 transmission ‘03 Suburban rear axle.... ‘95 6.5 turbo diesel, auto- ‘00 1/2-ton 4x2 rear axle... ............................. $600 The return on investment matic transmission........ ...............................Call mission................. $850 ‘99 F150 manual trans for ............................. $600 ‘91 Caravan AWD auto for the project is now be.............................. $500 ‘00 Dakota 4x4 automatic ‘03 F450 van dually rear 4x4........................ $950 ‘01 8.1L engine...... $1250 transmission.......... $550 axle....................... $800 ‘99 F150 4x4 transfer ‘01 GMC 1500 5.3 V8 ‘95 4x4 transfer case....... ing measured. The shoulder transmission......... $500 ‘90 205 transfer case for ............................ .$500 ‘99 Durango 5.9 automatic engine................... $450 ‘03 F450 van 4R100 auto case...................... $650 automatic.............. $650 clod cuts were the first to transmission......... $600 ‘99 van auto trans for V10 ‘01 4x4 6 speed transmis- ‘95 1500 rear axle.... $475 transmission......... $650 ‘89 Dakota front and rear sion....................... $850 ‘93 1/2 ton 4x2 auto trans- ‘99 Dakota transfer case.. ‘02 5.4 Triton V8 motor..... motor.................... $550 be launched and required axle assembly........ $500 mission................. $550 ........................... $1200 ‘98 F150 Romeo 4.6L V8 ‘01 GMC 1500 automatic ............................. $500 ‘89 4x4 1/2 ton auto trans3 10 years to fully penetrate transmission.......... $500 ‘92 /4 ton 4x4 transmission ‘98 Dakota, transfer case. ‘02 5.4 engine........ $1000 motor......................Call mission................. $425 (#4L60E)............... $600 1 the foodservice and retail ‘01 4x4 Super Duty V10 ‘98 F150 automatic trans- ‘01 GMC 1500 transfer .............................. $500 ‘84 Ram /2 ton, 318 V8 case...................... $500 ‘92 S-10 4x4 auto trans- ‘98 1/2 ton parts...........Call automatic transmission mission...................Call motor.. . .................. $500 industry. 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Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The 2012 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo December 14 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year’s growing season. FOR SALE OR TRADE The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County 1973 GMC 4x4, 4-speed flatbed, new everything except paint, Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, University of 58,000 original miles....................................................... $6000 Or will trade for a 3-horse slant gooseneck horse trailer, a Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension educator. gooseneck flatbed tandem dually trailer or a tractor with loader. The expo opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths. Speakers Call 903-806-0774 or Skip Ehret, Box 27, Wilsall, MT 59086 start at 9 a.m. Presenters include UNL researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives. This year’s featured presentation is “Agriculture: What’s Around the Corner and Down the Road” with David Kohl, professor emeritus, agricultural economics, Virginia Tech University and President AgriVisions LLC. Kohl is the president of a knowledge-based consulting business providing cutting-edge programs to leading agricultural organizations worldwide. Previously he served as professor of agricultural finance and small business management and entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech for 25 years. He has conducted more than 6,000 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups such as bankers, FSA and regulators, as well as producer and agribusiness groups. He has published four books and over 1,100 articles on financial and business-related topics in journals, extension, and other popular publications. Other topics of the program include: Passing The Land to the Next Generation – Do You Have Plan?, David Goeller, deputy director, North Central Risk Management Center; Research Report – Soybean Seed Treatments and Foliar Dozer Lowboy Fungicide Performance, Loren Giesler, UNL Extension Scrapers Gravel Truck plant pathologist; Seed Patent Expiration – What Intellectual Property Rights Does Seed Have?, Randy Schlatter, senior Road Grader Water Truck manager, Post Patent Program Office, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa; and Discovering Production Excavator Skid Steer Answers On Your Farm, Keith Glewen, UNL Extension Backhoe Trencher educator, Nebraska On-Farm Research Network. The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff update and association information. Fuson Excavation Producers will be able to visit with representatives from 129 Conrad-Dupuyer Road Phone 406-271-3837 seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 9:45 a.m. Conrad, Montana 59425 Cell 406-289-0210 Soy doughnuts will be cooked on site, and noon lunch will be served. fusonexcavation@yahoo.com Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call 800-529-8030 or email kglewen1@unl.edu. Contain Your Tanks – Contain Your Tanks – Contain Your Tanks – Contain Your Tanks – Contain Your Tanks – Contain Your Tanks This program is sponsored FUEL STORAGE ~ FUEL CONTAINMENT ~ FUEL SYSTEMS by UNL Extension in the uniAll products meet EPA/SPCC agriculture standards versity’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, CALL FISHER METAL PRODUCTS for information and pricing on: the Nebraska Soybean Board, Horizontal Fuel Tanks from 500 to 3000 gallons Vertical Fuel Tanks 4000 to 10,000 gallons Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and ALL TANKS are UL 142 Certified –– DOUBLE WALL TANKS meet SPCC Secondary Containment Rules private industry. There is no registration fee. Call (406) 469-2327, evenings

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In the Polish tradition of celebrating Christmas, the star has special significance. On Christmas Eve, the first star of the night is named Gwiazda or “little star” in remembrance of the Star of Bethlehem. At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged. Families then partake of the Christmas supper, Wigilia, the most carefully planned meal of the year.


MSSBA Ewe Grant winners

The Montana Suffolk Breeders Association ewe grant winners for 2012 were Tienna Canen, Glendive and Grace Stewart, Big Fork. The Montana Suffolk Breeders Association was founded in 1981. The purpose of the association is to foster, promote and develop the Suffolk breed and the sheep industry in general. The MSSBA is awarding one $300 grant for 2013 to be used for the purchase of a Suffolk ewe lamb or yearling ewe.  This grant is for a male or female youth between the ages of 9 and 16 and a resident of the State of Montana. The following requirements are to be met by the recipient of said grant: Purchase ewe from a current MSSBA member on or before November 15th. If unable to do so, ewe grant will then be awarded to next qualifying youth on November 16th. Payment of ewe will be made directly to said breeder from the MSSBA.   Maintain and breed ewe in flock for two years.  Should ewe become non viable to production before two year period has expired (i.e. barren, non functional udder, prolapse) and youth wishes to cull said ewe, the MSSBA must be notified in writing with a detailed description of why ewe is non viable to production.  Said request will then be reviewed by MSSBA board members to determine if youth shall be granted permission to cull ewe prior to two year period. Maintain a youth membership with the MSSBA for two years.  The first year will be paid by the MSSBA. Requirements of ewe that is to be purchased: Ewe purchased must be either a ewe lamb or a yearling ewe. Ewe must be genetically tested by an approved facility for the spider gene and scrapie factor (Codon 171).  Ewe must test NN for spider gene and either QR or RR for scrapie factor.  Testing is the responsibility of the breeder.  Once a copy of the testing results is received, the MSSBA will make payment to the breeder for said ewe in the amount not to exceed $300. Ewe cannot be parrot mouthed. Ewe must come from registered breeding stock. The application can be downloaded at www.mtsuffolksheep.org/new2012grantapplication.html The application must be completed and post marked by May 1st. Application can be mailed to: MSSBA, Jane Rath Secretary, 296 Wyttenhove Lane, Miles City, Montana 59301. She can be reached at (406) 232-1060.

When to take social security

Next year North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden will be eligible for Social Security. He explains the factors that go into deciding when to begin receiving the monthly checks. “Well, this is the big trade off that people … my age face. You can start taking Social Security at different years. Obviously, you can take it in your early 60s, but you can actually delay taking it until age 70. This actually sets up a classic trade off, because the earlier you take Social Security, the lower your monthly checks. The later you take Social Security, the higher your monthly check. So it’s a tradeoff here. Do you get less now but get it sooner? Or do you get more later, but obviously take it later? “Now you can use some fancy statistical and mathematical techniques to figure this out. Something called present value, which will actually convert those streams, if you will, of alternative incomes to one number that you can compare. “But other people like to use rules of thumb. I think, obviously, one rule of thumb is if you think you’re going to live longer — and, of course, no one knows that — if you have a family history of people in your family living a long time, that would lead you to wanting to wait and take it later, get those higher checks, (rather) than receive those higher checks for a longer period of time. “Also, lower interest rates today are working in favor waiting, because one of the benefits of taking that money now is you could invest it and accrue some earnings over time, but investment interest rates are very, very low. “So this is an example of where you do want to put some pencil to paper, do a little math, work with someone who’s knowledgeable about this, if you’re not, because it’s a very, very important question to answer for most people.”


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Cat 12F motorgrader, heat, electric start. Tight & clean, runs great....$14,900 Vermeer 605F round baler with good belts. Twine.............................$2200

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WSU receives $1.5 million grant

WHOLESALE UNITS

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2009 Honda Big Red 700 side x side, red. #001700..................................................... $4200 2008 Yamaha Rhino 700 side x side. #006361.............................................................. SOLD $3950 SOLD 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 side x side. #741689............................................................. $4500 SOLD 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 side x side. #900100............................................................. $4950 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 6x6 side x side. #900131...................................................... $7000 2011 Honda Rubicon 500 ATV automatic, power steering, 12,841 miles. #101874...... $3850 2011 Honda Rubincon 500 ATV automatic, 7000 miles. #100243................................ $4700 2009 Honda Foreman 500 ATV 5 speed, 6254 miles. #402385.................................... $3900 2009 Honda Rubincon 500 ATV automatic, power steering, 5100 miles. #803255...... SOLD $4500 Delivery Available

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By WSU Extension Finding ways to involve primary water users in the research process to develop scientifically sound and economically feasible public policy for water usage in the Columbia River Basin is the focus of a new, $1.5 million grant at Washington State University (WSU). Scientists from WSU’s School of the Environment and the WSU Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach have received a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to build a collaborative water-modeling project in the Columbia River Basin. Assistant Professor Cailin Huyck Orr, an expert in inland waters, will lead an interdisciplinary, multi-campus team of social scientists, earth scientists, economists, civil and environmental engineers, agricultural scientists and policy experts in the Watershed Integrated Systems Dynamics Modeling (WISDM) project. “Research universities have the expertise to help solve a plethora of societal problems,” said CEREO Director Howard Grimes. “Among the most complex is water management, especially in light of environmental change and diverse stakeholder interests. This interdisciplinary approach is exactly what is needed.” Stephen Bollens, director of the WSU School of the Environment, agreed. “This is a great example of a pressing, real-world challenge – securing a sustainable water supply – that is simply too large and too complex to be solved by any one investigator, campus or discipline alone,” he said, “But as a coordinated, interdisciplinary team, we can make real and meaningful progress.” Orr said the timing of the project aligns with what is happening with the regional climate. “The intent of this program is to learn how water systems and associated stakeholders will adapt to changes in climate and water availability,” said Orr. Precipitation is already falling more in the form of rain and less in the form of snow than in previous years, releasing water more quickly into the watershed and reducing the more steady availability that snow provides as it gradually melts in spring and summer. The WISDM project will use collaborative simulations informed by people who live and work in the region. The model will demonstrate how the needs and perspectives of both agricultural and urban users can promote or detract from established and sometimes-conflicting goals for water management. Hydrological models will take crop systems into account: producers will be able to see how switching from one crop to another can affect water availability and quality, and stakeholders can plan for future water availability under different scenarios. Additionally, the system will calculate how regional economic changes influence the decision-making of individuals and then forecast the combined effects on water use.

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To evaluate the trade-offs between in-stream and out-ofstream water use, WISDM also will integrate information from a Columbia River Basin reservoir management model that generates suggestions for optimal reservoir releases under various scenarios. WSU is well suited for projects that involve diverse stakeholder collaboration, due to its history as a land-grant university with an extensive outreach program via its Extension unit, Grimes noted. The WISDM team includes 10 other WSU faculty and two regional experts: • Jennifer Adam of WSU’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the technical lead of the WISDM continued on page A19


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project. As the lead principal investigator of WSU’s BioEarth Land modeling system, she will coordinate the application of BioEarth modeling to WISDM. She also will contribute large-scale hydrologic modeling to the system. • Michael Barber, also with civil and environmental engineering, will apply smaller scale hydrologic modeling, including climate forecasts, reservoir management modeling and small-scale biogeochemical modeling. • Allyson Beall of WSU’s School of the Environment and Chad Kruger of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources are leading the participatory modeling with stakeholder collaborators and also contributing to the outreach effort. • John Harrison of WSU’s School of the Environment will help incorporate large-scale biogeochemical modeling and scaling issues into the model. • Michael Brady and Jonathan Yoder of the WSU School of Economic Sciences will incorporate the economic modeling component of WSU’s BioEarth Land system, helping forecast what water users might do based on economic considerations. • Claudio Stockle of WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering will use WSU’s CropSyst multi-crop simulation model to incorporate cropping systems data into the hydrologic model. • Kent Keller of WSU’s School of the Environment and Brian Lamb of WSU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are serving in advisory roles, helping coordinate the complexities of the project and facilitating the interdisciplinary nature of the work. • Carey Gazis at Central Washington University’s department of Geological Sciences will provide technical expertise on groundwater modeling and also assist with outreach activities. • Barbara Cosens at the University of Idaho’s College of Law will provide legal research. • The School of the Environment and CEREO faculty originate from the College of Engineering and Architecture, the College of Arts and Science and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. #####   Church notes: If you do not have a hymnal, please steal one from an empty pew.

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A history of wheat production in SD

By Randy Englund, SD Wheat Commission Executive Director In spite of the open winter and some of the worst drought conditions in history, South Dakota ended up with a very good wheat crop in terms of yield and quality in 2012. The winter wheat yields averaged 50 bushels to the acre; second highest average yield in South Dakota recorded history. Spring wheat yields averaged 41 bushels per acre; fourth highest in South Dakota recorded history. Both winter and spring wheat had good protein and test weight. The big story was the spring wheat acres. In 2012, South Dakota farmers planted 1,080,000 acres of spring wheat, the lowest number of spring wheat acres since 1885, when 1,010,000 acres were seeded. A look back over the last one hundred years of wheat production in South Dakota provides some interesting numbers. It’s been said that the beginning of the past century, the period of 1900 to 1920, was the “Golden Age of Agriculture.” The average gross income of farms more than doubled during this period and the value of farms tripled. The increased use of bigger and more powerful machinery was largely the key to farmers’ success. It was truly a time of “Freedom to Farm”, as the farm bill wasn’t developed until 1933. There were nearly 80,000 farms in South Dakota at the beginning of the 20th century. Contrast that to the latest census figures of 31,284. South Dakota’s wheat production in 1900 was 26.3 million bushels, grown on 4.05 million acres. The average yield was 6.5 bushels to the acre and the average price was 58 cents/ bushel. South Dakota was considered a wheat state then, with only 1.3 million acres of corn being grown. Corn averaged 27 bushels/acre and was worth 29 cents per bushel. Spring wheat was the predominant class of wheat grown in South Dakota in the first half of the century. Of the 4 million acres harvested in 1900, almost all were spring wheat acres. Production of hard red winter wheat did not approach 10 million bushels until 1957, when state winter wheat production doubled. The 1929 stock market crash took its toll on wheat prices, which went from $1 in 1929, to 0.56 cents in 1930. Speaking of drought, the “dirty thirties” brought the state’s record low yield of 4.3 bushels per acre in 1933. The lowest total production on record was 732 thousand bushels in 1934. That year 3,035,000 acres were planted, but only 158,000 were harvested. We ended the 20th century with a new record yield of 39.9 bushels per acre in 1999. It’s interesting to note that total harvested wheat acres in 1999 was 940,000 less than 1900, yet in 1999 total wheat production was 3.5 times greater. Which brings us to the current century. It is estimated that the world population will increase from a current 7 billion people to 9 billion in the 2050. To match population growth The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that global food production will need to double between now and 2050 to feed the world. Farm producers in the United States will need to dramatically increase yields over the next twenty years to meet the world’s growing population. Producing more wheat with fewer inputs in a sustainable manner will be essential in meeting the needs of the planet’s population. It is estimated that by the year 2020, U.S. wheat trade will increase by 20 percent or 737 million bushels. This is equal to seven times South Dakota’s current annual wheat production. For decades pessimists have been telling us farm technology would run out and we would reach the limits to crop yields and farm productivity. Yet, we tripled wheat production in the United States between 1950 and 1990. In 1961, when the South Dakota Wheat Commission was established by farmers, wheat yields were 14.5 bushels per acre. SD produced 33.5 million bushels on 2.3 million harvested acres. In 2012, SD Wheat farmers produced three times as much wheat on essentially the same acres (2.2 million harvested acres at 45.8 bushels per acre). The future challenges are great and considerable investment in research will be needed to meet growing demands. Developing new varieties and researching ways to increase yields with fewer inputs will be at the forefront of these challenges. Building positive working, diplomatic and trade relationships with global trading partners such as China will be equally as important. Your South Dakota Wheat Commission will continue to invest the wheat checkoff in both research and market development so that South Dakota will remain at the forefront in meeting these challenges.


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2009 New Holland BR7090, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command, 1000 PTO, 4800 bales..............................................$31,100 2008 New Holland BR7090, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command, lace belts, 1000 PTO, 3500 bales............................$31,800 2006 New Holland BR780A, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, 2358 bales........... . .....................................................$24,800 2005 New Holland BR780A, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, 13,348 bales........ . .....................................................$21,500

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Ozone’s impact on soybean yield People tend to think of ozone as something in the upper atmosphere that protects the earth’s surface from UV radiation. At the ground level, however, ozone is a pollutant that damages crops, particularly soybean. Lisa Ainsworth, a University of Illinois (U of I) associate professor of crop sciences and USDA Agricultural Research Service plant molecular biologist, said that establishing the exposure threshold for damage is critical to understanding the current and future impact of this pollutant. “Most of my research is on measuring the effects of ozone on soybean, determining the mechanisms of response, and then trying to improve soybean tolerance to ozone so that we can improve soybean yields,” she explained. Ozone is highly reactive with membranes and proteins and is known to damage the human lung. It also harms plants, slowing photosynthesis and accelerating senescence. As a result, they take in and fix less carbon, reducing yield. Ainsworth said that ground level concentrations of ozone are already high enough to damage crop production. “Ozone reacts very quickly once it enters the leaf through the stomata,” she explained. “It can form other oxygen radicals and also

hydrogen peroxide. Then a series of cascading reactions causes a decrease in photosynthesis, reducing stomata conductance.” The plant’s response to ozone mimics a hypersensitive response to a pathogen attack. “At quite high concentrations of ozone, you can get leaf bronzing, stippling of the leaves, and necrotic spots,” Ainsworth said. “At really high concentrations, you get cell death.” The metabolic changes then feed forward to affect plant productivity. Ainsworth’s group conducted a two year study in 2009 and 2010 at the Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) facility at the U of I South Farms. It was the first dose-response experiment to look at ozone and soybean under completely open-air conditions. They investigated the responses of seven different soybean genotypes to eight ozone concentrations. The plants were exposed to ozone concentrations ranging from ambient levels of 38 parts per billion up to 200 parts per billion. “This is quite high, but unfortunately, those kinds of concentrations are what very polluted areas of China and India are looking at today,” Ainsworth said. Significant reduction in yield The researchers found that any increase above the ambient concentration was enough to reduce seed yield: roughly half a bushel per acre for each additional part per billion. “This is significant,” Ainsworth said. “Especially considering that background concentrations of ozone today vary year to year, anywhere from about 38 to 39 parts per billion to about 62. That can be 15 bushels per acre from one year to the next that farmers are losing to ozone.” The researchers compared the results of this study, which used modern genotypes, with results from experiments conducted in controlled environments in the 1980s. They found that the responses of the modern genotypes were similar to those of the older genotypes. “Breeders haven’t inadvertently bred for ozone tolerance in more modern lines,” Ainsworth said. “They’re still sensitive to ozone, which means that farmers are still subject to these yearly variations in ozone and are losing yield accordingly.” Potential increases in background ozone are predicted to increase soybean yield losses by 9 to 19 percent by 2030. Levels were particularly high during this year’s growing season because most days were sunny and warm, and thus they were favorable for ozone formation. Peaks on many days exceeded 80 parts per billion, twice the known sensitivity threshold. The research was recently published online in Plant Physiology and can be accessed at http://www.plantphysiol.org/ content/early/2012/10/04/ pp.112.205591.abstract. Amy Betzelberger, Craig Yendrek, Jindong Sun, Courtney Leisner, Randall Nelson and Donald Ort are co-authors.


USDA patents method to reduce ammonia emissions

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By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Capturing and recycling ammonia from livestock waste is possible using a process developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. This invention could help streamline on-farm nitrogen management by allowing farmers to reduce potentially harmful ammonia emissions and concentrate nitrogen in a liquid product to sell as fertilizer. The work was conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Matias Vanotti and Ariel Szogi at the agency’s Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center in Florence, South Carolina. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priorities of responding to climate change and promoting international food security. The system uses gas-permeable membranes that are similar to materials already used in waterproof outdoor gear and biomedical devices. Using these materials, the scientists recorded an average removal rate from 45 to 153 milligrams of ammonia per liter per day when manure ammonia concentrations ranged from 138 to 302 milligrams of ammonia per liter. When manure acidity decreased, ammonia recovery increased. For instance, the scientists were able to recover around 1.2 percent of the total ammonia emissions per hour from manure at pH 8.3. But the recovery rate increased 10fold to 13 percent per hour for manure at pH 10.0. In a follow-up study, Vanotti and Szogi immersed the membrane module into liquid manure that had 1,290 milligrams of ammonia per liter. After nine days, the total ammonia concentration decreased about 50 percent to 663 milligrams per liter and acidity increased from pH 8.1 to 7.0. This meant that the gaseous or free ammonia in the liquid—the portion of the total ammonia linked to ammonia emissions-decreased 95 percent from 114.2 to 5.4 milligrams per liter. The scientists used the same process in 10 consecutive batches of raw swine manure and ended up recovering concentrated nitrogen in a clear solution that contained 53,000 milligrams of ammonia per liter. USDA filed for a patent on this invention in June of 2011.

250 tons of 1st cutting alfalfa/grass hay. 150 tons of 2nd cutting alfalfa and alfalfa/grass hay. Net wrap rounds. Trucking available.

Call (406) 279-3461

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1998 John Deere 450G dozer, 6 way blade, ROPS canopy, low hours..............$22,500 obo 1994 John Deere 410D backhoe, cab, 4WD, extend-a-hoe, good condition.......$19,500 obo 1997 120 excavator, 30” dig, 48” grading buckets, hydraulic thumb.....................$35,900 obo 1977 Kenworth dump truck, BC400, 13 speed, jake brake, SSHD, 44,000 lb. Rockwells, power steering, ready to work...........................................................................$11,500 obo 1988 Fruehauf gravel pup, 3 axle aluminum, needs liner.......................................$7500 obo

Call (406) 253-9675 or email: yellowiron4hire@yahoo.com for pictures

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

2003 Volvo VNL64T630 Cummins Signature Series, 500 hp, 13 speed transmission, 285/75R24.5 tires, 489,000 original miles, 60” sleeper, 5th wheel, 240” wheel base, white. Excellent condition................................ $31,000 1998 Peterbilt 377 SFA, 60” sleeper, DD15 500 hp, 13 speed, 250” wheel base, 295/75R22.5 tires, 1,096,800 miles. OLD Recent transmission,S clutch, radiator, air to air, front differential, new tires, white. Excellent condition....$18,000 2009 Transcraft 2000 step deck, 53-ft. with beaver tail and ramps, spread axle, 255/70R22.5 tires, wood deck, low SOLD miles........................................................................................................................................................ $24,000 Homemade 5th wheel, 28.5-ft. combine trailer, two axles, 255/75R22.5 tires and pintle hitch. Fixed 12-ft. width, will haul up to Case IH 7088 or John Deere 9770 or good farm spray trailer.......................................... $11,000 1966 Ford F250 4x4, 390 V8, 4 speed, 7.50/16 tires, new seat...................................................................... $1850 2001 GMC Yukon 5L V8, automatic, new tires and brakes, 8 passenger, trailer tow, 128,000 miles, leather seats, white. Excellent condition........................................................................................................................... $9500 2008 Killbros 1950 dual auger 1000 bushel grain cart, scale, tarp, camera, hydraulic spout, 900/60 bar lug Trelleborg tires (one new), 1000 PTO drive. New gear box, vertical/horizontal augers. Vertical auger has poly wear flighting.................................................................................................................................................... $30,000 1966 John Deere 3010/20 diesel, 3-pt., dual PTO, dual hydraulics, synchronized range transmission, complete OLD snow scoop, pallet fork, good tires................................................... $7500 with Farmhand F-11 loader,Sgrapple, Miller Legend AEAD 200 LE portable welder generator, Onan gas engine and leads.......................................... $1450 Feterl rotary screen grain cleaner with gas and hydraulic motor and extra screens....................................... $2200 Full size aluminum headache rack.................................................................................................................... $375 Custom made 8-ft. x 9-ft. utility box with fuel tank, storage compartment, ball hitch, headache rack. Will fit Ford, Chevy or Dodge........................................................................................................................................... $750 Call (406) 480-9537, Whitetail, Montana Pictures available and will take offers.

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Will sell sprayers for your truck or complete units NEW 2013 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & SPRAYER, 120-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, Allison transmission, loaded, call for details, DEMO PRICE!! In Stock

Lease to own a new 2013 Sprayflex Truck @ 2.65% 2011 SPRAYFLEX TRUCK SPRAYER - 2007 Interntional, 1500 gallon stainless steel tank, 90-ft. booms, full Trimble hydraulic steer, Field IQ and 750. Excellent condition................................................$131,000

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FOR SALE

GREENTRONICS BOOM HEIGHT AVAILABLE 2007 MARFLEX TRUCK SPRAYER - 100-ft. booms, 1300 gallon tanks, high clearance tires.........$79,900

MARFLEX SPRAYER PARTS AVAILABLE

Set of Duals for a Marflex or Sprayflex truck sprayer.... $6900 2008 Marflex sprayer - 1990 Kenworth T-600 126-ft. boom, 2200 gallon tank, TANDEM axle, air ride, 3406 CAT 425 hp, 9 speed transmission. Put it in 1 gear for spraying and don’t have to shift again to turn around at the ends of the fields or go thru coulees!!! Trimble GPS 500+EZ-boom, 5 section boom. Works great if you have gopher holes or badger holes.......................................................... $89,000

Contact your authorized dealer

Henke Enterprises Inc., Doug Henke, Chester, MT

Henke Enterprises Inc. offers-

* Complete Spray Truck assembly * Truck Frame work * Hydraulic work * Welding of steel, aluminum, stainless steel * Machining - lathe work (18”x80”) and milling * Custom built wheels for floaters & etc. - Powder Coated * Crane truck work 50-ft. of height * Electronic testing and repairs * Over 20 years experience with Marflex-SprayFlex sprayers * All sprayers tested on our irrigated and dryland farm

• 406-759-5877 or cell 406-799-2616

email: grain@ttc-cmc.net


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The all-new BPX9000 Bale Processor from Vermeer combines simplicity, durability and versatility to meet the needs of today’s cattle producers. The easy to operate machine is built tough with a unique, T-style frame, the bed design and offset rotor produce even and consistent feed with minimal maintenance, and an optional large square bale kit includes enhancements to effectively process a variety of bales. The BPX9000 is built to maximize bale processing and minimize operator stress. The BPX9000’s slat and chain bed and positive bale feeding improve bale rotation, feeding bales more consistently into the rotor, while reducing the need for operators to reverse rotation of the bale when feeding. The split shaft in the bed allows for easier maintenance without removing the entire bed, and long-lasting bushings in the bed are resistant to net and twine wrapping. In addition, the bale processor’s offset rotor feeds material with less slugging, for a consistent cut length and higher quality feed. With exclusive cut control bars in combination with the self-cleaning rotor, excessive build-up of net and twine on the drum is eliminated. The rotor can also be manually cleaned, with easy access through a side-access door.

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USED SPRAYERS WE’RE DEALIN’ Bring us your offer 2011 Apache 1020, 1000 gallon tank, 100-ft. boom, Envisio Pro Smart Trax, Auto Boom Ultra Glide, accuboom, eductor, low hours...................Just In 2010 Apache 715, 750 gallon tank, 60/90-ft. boom, SCS5000 Raven Auto Rate, eductor, low hours... ...................................................................Just In Case IH SRX160 suspended boom 132-ft. sprayer, Raven Auto Rate, 1600 gallon tank, 4 ball valves, induction cone............................................Just In Flexi-Coil System 67XL suspended boom sprayer, 1600 gallon water tank, 90-ft. booms, Auto-Rate, foam marker, rinse tank..............................Just In Flexi-Coil System 67XL wheel boom sprayer with 110-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, Flexi-Control, excellent....................................................... $23,500

JUST IN

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

Thanks to you our lot is getting bare...

1993 Case IH 8820 windrower, 21-ft. shiftable draper header, 1126 hours.................................. $21,900 Hesston 6450 swather, 14-ft. hay header, 21-ft. draper header........................................... $12,900 John Deere 580 pull-type windrower, 25-ft. draper.. .................................................................... $4995

Flexi-Coil System 67XL sprayer, 120-ft. wheel boom.............................................. Just Traded Flexi-Coil System 67XL sprayer, 114-ft. wheel boom, Auto Rate, 2 sets of nozzles.................... ....................................................... Just Traded Versatile 946 tractor, standard transmission, next to new tires..................................... Just Traded

WE NEED YOUR TRADES!!

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USED TRACTORS

Case IH RB564 round baler, net/twine, wide pickup. Extremely low bale count, like new.......... $38,250

Make Offer

Melroe Spra-Coupe 216 sprayer, 200 gallon tank, 60-ft. boom.................................................Just In

USED COMBINES

Up to 18-month free financing on all used combines – OAC

2011 Case IH 6088 combine, rock trap,yield/moisture monitor. Very low hours..............................Just In

1979 Versatile 855 tractor, Topcon auto steer. Shape is excellent, always stored inside...... Just Traded Case IH RBX563 round baler, net/twine, wide pickup, large tires................................................. $22,900

Massey Ferguson 165 2WD, 3-pt., 540 PTO, loader, bucket.......................................................... $6995 1994 Case IH 1688 combine. Reconditioned.Just In 1987 Case IH 1680 combine, International engine, rock trap, 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel.......Just In

New Case IH Farmall Tractors 0.0% financing for up to 72 months oac

USED AIR DRILLS

Concord 4010 air drill, tow behind 3000 tank with hydraulic fan............................................. $19,900 Morris Maxim II air drill, 49-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, carbide points, 7300 Morris tow between air cart, 8” auger.........................................Just In (2) Gleaner R60 combines with 30-ft. headers......... ...................................................................Just In

NEW & USED HEADERS

USED VEHICLES

Case IH 1042 36-ft. draper header, pickup reel. Excellent shape...................................................Just In 1995 Case IH 1010 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment....................................................Just In Case IH 1015 pickup header, Victory attachment..... ...................................................................Just In International 810 13-ft. pickup header, Rake-up raking pickup. Very little use............................. $8995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header with Sund attachment.................................................. $2995 1976 International 1600 cab/chassis with service body, PTO hydraulics, hydraulic crane, air comNew Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header less attachpressor with large capacity tank, extra fuel tank, ment............................................................ $1495 gin pole crane with winch. An excellent field service Massey 1859 13-ft. pickup head less attachment..... unit. Asking $17,900..............Reduced to $15,250 ...................................................................... $995

Vermeer 605L round baler, 6x5 bales, twine, floatation tires. Very good condition......................... $12,900 Vermeer 605F round baler, twine.................... $1995

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50%

on custom-made round baler belts and swather canvas. We also repair round baler belts.

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

Valmar 3255 granular applicator. Previously mounted on Flexi-Coil System 85 heavy harrow. Very good condition...................................................... $2995 Mayrath 8x60 grain auger, swing hopper, PTO drive............................................................ $3995

USED INDUSTRIAL

1980 IHC 412B 11-yard elevating scraper with good rubber. Excellent maintenance and ready to work. ................................................................. $24,900

BIG SKY EQUIPMENT

Phone 406-278-3277 Toll-free 1-800-332-7541 Toll-free 1-888-4-CASE-IH FAX 1-406-278-7882 website: www.4caseih.com Conrad, Montana

After Hours call: Gary Brown Res. 278-3373 Mobile phone 788-9033 Kurt Christiaens Res. 279-3486 Mobile phone 450-3277


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Minimizing mining damage with manure

Advertising Deadline for the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 4.

1950 & 1951 CHEVY TRUCKS FOR SALE Steel floor, box & hoist, new tarps, very nice inside and out. Ready for work or the parade!..................... .................................. $6350 for both or will separate Phone (406) 355-4599, Rudyard, MT

Used ATV’s & UTV’s

2012 Honda Foreman FPE 4x4 with good tires, 4511 miles. Red. #000639.......$5999 2012 Honda Rancher 5 speed, new tires, red. #501020.....................................$4850 2012 Polaris RZR 170 Very clean. Red. #016645............................................$3800 2011 Honda Rubicon FPA 6500 miles. Green. #100204................................$6570 2011 Honda Rubicon FPA powersteering, 7600 miles, new tires. Red. #100493..$6350 2010 Honda Rancher FPM manual, 6110 miles. Green. #301307.....................$4980

2010 Honda Rancher TM 2x4, good tires. Red. #3032553........................................... SOLD $2950 2010 Kawasaki Bayou 250 street legal, almost new. Blue. #577956............................ $2895 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 EFI 5780 miles, extras. Green. #738164.............................. $7500 2009 Honda Rubincon FPA 4x4, automatic, powersteering, good tires, 6100 miles. Red. #801416....................................................................................................................... $5999 2009 Honda Rubincon FA automatic, new tires, 7721 miles. Black. #803405.............. $4999 2008 Honda Foreman FPM 4x4, powersteering, 5217 miles. #303594......................... $5350 Delivery Available - OTHER UNITS ARRIVING DAILY

Lewistown Honda

302 Truck Bypass, Lewistown, MT 59457

406-538-9435

1-800-823-0226

visit our web site: www.lewistownhonda.com

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged postmining landscapes. Thousands of acres of land with little or no vegetation, once mined for lead and zinc, remain throughout an area of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. The mining activities also left behind a legacy of lead-contaminated acidic soils, toxic smelter sites, and large quantities of mine tailings called “chat.” Soil scientist Paul White at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Sugarcane Research Unit in Houma, Louisiana, was part of a team that studied whether adding beef manure compost to soil at post-mining sites would provide the carbon needed to support a healthy plant cover. The scientists also wanted to determine if the compost could reduce levels of lead and zinc that could contaminate runoff during heavy rain. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. The team-amended soils in experimental plots from the mine sites with 20 or 120 tons of beef manure compost per acre, and established a cover crop of switchgrass on all the plots. Then they took soil samples from the sites five times during the two-year study. Two years after the study began, soils in the high-compost plots had significant increases in pH, plant-available phosphorus, total nitrogen, carbon and available water. Highcompost amendments also increased microbial biomass, enzyme activity and nitrification potential, all of which create and support favorable conditions for plant establishment and growth. High rates of compost also lowered lead and zinc availability by about 90 percent, which may reduce the amount of lead and zinc that could run off and pollute nearby waterways. Since high levels of bioavailable zinc inhibit plant growth, this binding action also helps to promote the establishment of a vegetative cover that minimizes runoff and soil erosion. The team published its findings in Applied Soil Ecology in 2011.

MONTECH 4152 YELLOW PEA & MONTECH 4193 YELLOW PEA MONTANA’S TOTALLY ERECT PEA PLANT

Call today to reserve your supply of Certified Montech 4152 & 4193 Yellow Pea seed. Expanded Erect growing for easy combining - no more pea plants seed lying on the ground complicating harvesting. supply for No shattering issues. the spring High yielding - #1 in Havre and Moccasin yield trials. 2013 Feasible rotation - putting nitrogen back into soil. Early harvesting, spreading out harvest season. planting season. Call today to reserve your seed!

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2000 Gehl DL8H telescopic forklift, 8000 lb capacity, 42-ft. reach, 4x4x4, 3150 hours. Good clean machine................$27,750 2008 Cat D6T dozer, semi-u blade, cab, air conditioning, ripper, only 1700 hours. Like new!!!!................................ $269,000

2003 Case 821C wheel loader. One owner/operator machine, very well cared for unit, excellent tires, cab, air conditioning, ride control, tooth bucket. Very Good Machine!.......$69,900

2002 Gehl 663 telescopic forklift, 6000 lb capacity, 37-ft. reach, 4x4x4, very good tires, 2600 hours. Nice machine..$29,000

2005 Volvo EC290BLC excavator, cab, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, very clean, very tight, only 5300 hours. Nice machine!.......................................................................$99,000 2005 Volvo 330BLC excavator, cab, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, very clean, very tight, 8850 hours. Nice clean machine!.......................................................................$85,000

1975 Allis Chalmers 645B wheel loader, 3 yard bucket, cab, heat, good tires. Ready to work!..............................$15,600

2005 Gehl RS8-42 telehandler, cab, heat, 8000 lb capacity, 42-ft. reach. Very nice machine!.......................................$33,500

2008 John Deere CT322 skidsteer loader, cab, heat, air conditioning, good tracks, 1620 hours. Excellent machine.............. . ................................................................................$27,250

2002 Cat 303CR mini excavator, hydraulic thumb, 18” bucket, great tracks, 3000 hours. Tight, 8000 lbs.................$17,000 1998 JLG 40RTS, 4x2x2, 40-ft. lift, excellent tires, duel fuel. 2350 hours. Very nice machine!.......................................$10,500

Call us about Attachments!

2005 Bobcat T190 skidsteer. Good tracks, tight, 2000 hours, work ready...............................................................$20,250

2005 Genie S-40 manlift, 4WD, diesel, 1950 hours. Excellent condition, very nice machine...................................$25,650

Skidsteer HD brush grapple.................................................. $2000 Skidsteer pallet fork attachments............................................$750 Cat integrated tool carrier telescopic jib. Call for details... $2000 Skidsteer 3 prong hay fork.......................................................$500 (2) Telehandler framing jibs, 12-ft. and 10-ft. Per unit.......... $1500 Sweepster 10-ft. broom for Cat backhoes and wheel loaders.......... ........................................................................................... $9500 Skidsteer 3 cubic yard dump hopper.................................... $3500

2007 Cat 226B skidsteer loader, cab, heat, 50% tires. Very clean and tight machine with only 1550 hours..................$22,750 2004 Case 70XT skidsteer, cab, heat, excellent tires. Nice clean machine...................................................................$21,500

MORE SKIDSTEERS COMING IN!

2008 Bomag BW124DH-3 roller, smooth drum, new tires. Only 1000 hours!.............................................................$26,000 2005 Bomag BW145 smooth drum roller, 66” drum, 1000 hours. Excellent condition..................................................$33,333 Lincoln 400 welder/generator, both feeds, trailer mounted, low hours, great shape. Excellent condition!!!................... $8250 2008 Asphalt Zipper Model 500, 159 hours, similar to new!...... ................................................................................$80,000

406-690-0737 Great Selection of Buckets. Call for Info and Pricing

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QUAD CAB FOR SALE

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab, long box, 5.9 diesel, 6 speed manual, 133,000 miles, dark blue/ silver bottom, Line-X bedliner, trailer package, cab lights, grill guard, Tonneau cover, side steps, cold weather package, weather front, 85% new tires......$24,000 obo Must see to appreciate. (701) 275-8289, evenings

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2006 Freightliner Columbia Cat C15, 475 hp, 18 speed transmission, 42” flattop sleeper, aluminum moose bumper, 11R24.5 tires on all aluminum wheels..................Call For Details

2008 Mack CX MP8 485 hp, Eaton 13 speed, Eaton 40,000# rears, 3.55 ratio, 11R22.5 tires on aluminum wheels. Only 530,000 miles. Very nice truck.............................................$52,500

2009 Peterbilt 387 Cummins ISX 600 hp, 18 speed transmission, Eaton D40-170P rears, 3.73 ratio, dual lockers, In-Dash navigation, leather seats, polished aluminum Herd bumper, 387,000 miles. Excellent truck.

2 6 available

2008 Volvo VNL64T730’s hard to find mid roof with Cummins power ISX, 13 speed transmissions, 3.42 rear ratio, lo-pro 22.5 tires on all aluminum wheels. Low to mid 400,000 miles, workstations, fridges, O/O spec....................... ............................. Call For Complete Details

$29,500

2005 International 9400i Cummins ISX, 10 speed transmission, Lo-Pro 22.5 tires on all aluminum wheels, APU, 673,000 miles.

2006 Volvo VT880 D16 600 hp, Eaton autoshift 18 speed, 11R24.5 tires on all aluminum wheels, fridge, workstation, APU, 2 step boxes. Very well maintained truck.................. .............................................Call For Details

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#### Mistletoe, a traditional Christmas symbol, was once revered by the early Britons. It was so sacred that it had to be cut with a golden sickle.

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FRONT END LOADER FOR SALE

Trojan front end loader, 11/4-yd bucket, 391 Ford gas engine. Newer engine, good tires, repainted. Good unit throughout..................$5000 Contact Toney, (406) 463-2570

Our Christmas Wishes

We want you to enjoy the Best Wishes for a healthy and Happy Holiday Season in the comfort of family and friends.

Nina, Becky, Tim, Darrell, Joe and Brad want to send out a big THANK YOU to all our customers and friends for your support this past year. We are looking forward to serving you in 2013....Thank You!

Ledger Elevator LLC

Now cleaning grain

CERTIFIED SEED SALES

Ledger office 406-278-3388

Brad 450-4508

Joe 788-0653

Stock trailers

Tim 460-1153

Nina 289-0459

IN STOCK – On the lot Ready to Sell

I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Thanking God for this Season of Promise, Peace and Praise and Thanking Him for you! Merry Christmas from Colie, Dorinda & Cody Bass

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1.9 % Fixed Rate for 5 years or 12 months interest free waiver. Qualified OAC.

Tractors

John Deere 9200 4WD, 310 hp, 4300 hours....................................$93,000 (L) John Deere 8640 275 hp, 4WD, 3-pt., PTO................................ Coming In (G) John Deere 8300 MFWD, 200 hp.............. ............................................ $72,000 (H) John Deere 7930 180 hp, IVT, MFWD, duals...................................$137,500 (L) John Deere 7930 180 hp, AutoQuad, MFWD................................$129,500 (L) John Deere 7820 155 hp, MFWD.............. ............................................ $96,500 (H) John Deere 7730 152 hp, MFWD.............. ...........................................$114,000 (B) John Deere 7520 125 hp, loader. 4979 hours....................................$76,500 (L) John Deere 7330 Premium 125 hp, loader. 5110 hours..........................$92,500 (LV) John Deere 7220 95 hp, loader. 5325 hours..................................$72,500 (LV) John Deere 7200 95 hp, with loader mounts................................. $39,000 (H) John Deere 7130 Premium 100 hp, loader. 225 hours.........................$102,500 (LV) John Deere 7210 95 hp, MFWD................ ............................................ $53,500 (H) John Deere 6715 105 hp, MFWD. 3400 hours................................... $49,500 (H) John Deere 6430 Premium 99 hp, low hours, loader........................ $74,500 (B) John Deere 6420 95 hp, IVT, triple link, loader..................................$73,500 (LV) John Deere 6400 85 hp, MFWD, cab, loader..............................Coming In (H) John Deere 5603 82 hp, MFWD, loader.... ............................................ $44,500 (H) John Deere 5320 65 hp, MFWD, loader, open cab...............................$29,500 (L) John Deere 5101E 100 hp, MFWD, cab, loader.................................. $52,900 (B) John Deere 4720 58 hp, MFWD, cab, loader..................................$37,950 (LV) John Deere 4520 50 hp, cab, loader. 500 hours............................. Coming In (LV) John Deere 4430 125 hp, cab, John Deere 158 loader.............................$15,750 (L) John Deere 4240 110 hp, cab, loader, grapple...............................$19,950 (LV) John Deere 3038E 38 hp, MFWD............. ........................................ Coming In (L) John Deere 2305 MFWD, 20 hp, loader.... .............................................$11,900 (B) John Deere 990 45 hp, MFWD, loader...... ............................................ $17,900 (B) Case IH 5250 MFWD, cab, loader. 9776 hours....................................$32,000 (L) Case IH 5250 MFWD, cab. 4625 hours..... .............................................$32,000 (L) Case 2870 300 hp, 4WD............ $9000 (H) Case IH 856 95 hp, 2WD, cab....$5000 (L) Case IH MX275 with L780 loader.............. .......................................... $156,000 (H) Case IH MX210 MFWD, 210 hp, cab......... .............................................$81,500 (L) Case IH MXU130 MFWD, loader............... ............................................$65,000 (G) Case IH MX120 MFWD, loader.$58,500 (H) 2010 Case IH Puma 165 with loader, 850 hours................................. $112,000 (G) Case IH JX95 cab, loader, grapple............ ............................................$36,000 (G) New Holland TM115 92 hp, MFWD, cab, loader..............................Coming In (H) New Holland TC40..................$16,000 (L) Versatile 835 4WD...................$19,600 (L) Caterpillar 65 270 hp, 30” tracks, 4 hydraulics....................................... $32,000 (H) Deutz Allis 7120..................... $16,500 (B) Valtra A95 95 hp, MFWD, cab, loader....... .............................................$40,000 (L) Valtra 8950 200 hp, loader. 7725 hours..... ............................................ $39,500 (H)

Tillage

Flexi-Coil 60SB 62-ft. spreader bar for fertilizer...........................................$6000 (L)

Windrowers & Mower Conditioners

2012 John Deere A400 with 18-ft head..... ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere D450 windrower with draper.. ...........................................$129,500 (L) John Deere 4990 14.5-ft. rotary mower, impeller.................................$58,000 (L) John Deere 2320 windrower, gas.............. ............................................... $7500 (H) John Deere 956 14.5-ft. rotary mower conditioner.................................$30,000 (G) John Deere 956 14.5 ft. rotary swing tongue..................................$27,500 (L) John Deere 956 14.5-ft. rotary swing tongue.................................$20,000 (G) John Deere 946 13-ft. rotary, impeller conditioner................................. $21,500 (H) Agco-Hesston 9365 windrower with 15-ft. rotary head.......................... $73,900 (B) 2011 Case IH 2303 16-ft rotary, 190 hours.................................$107,000 (G) Case IH 8870 with 16-ft. sickle...$35,000 (L) New Holland 2550 with sickle head.......... ........................................Coming In (H) New Holland 1475 14-ft. swing tongue, hydraulic tilt......................... $11,000 (H) New Holland 116H with 16-ft. sickle, rubber roll conditioner.........................$7500 (L) MacDon M200 with 35-ft. draper head...... ........................................Coming In (H) MacDon M150 with 35-ft. draper head...... ........................................Coming In (H) MacDon A30 16-ft. double sickle............... ............................................ $27,500 (H)

Round Balers

2012 John Deere 568 wrap, loaded, 2272 bales...................................$37,950 (LV) 2012 John Deere 568 wrap, loaded, 2117 bales.....................................$37,950 (L) John Deere 568 mega wide, twine and wrap..................................... $34,000 (H) John Deere 568 round baler, MegaWide, surface wrap.........................$27,500 (L) John Deere 568 round baler, twine only.... ............................................$26,500 (G) John Deere 567 mega tooth, net wrap...... .............................................$25,000 (L) John Deere 567 twine only, MegaWide..... ............................................$17,500 (G) John Deere 566 mega tooth, surface wrap....................................$14,500 (LV) 2-John Deere 535 round baler, 5x6 bale... ........................................Coming In (H) John Deere 535 round baler, push bar, twine only............................... $6950 (H) John Deere 535 twine and net wrap.......... ................................................$6500 (L) John Deere 535 540 PTO, twine only........ ............................................... $6500 (H) 2011 Case IH RB564 twine and net, 3020 bales....................................$38,000 (G) Case IH RB564 baler, twine and wrap....... .............................................$27,000 (L) Case IH RB564 round baler with net wrap. ............................................ $19,900 (B) Case IH RBX562 baler............... $8500 (H) Hesston 5465A baler.............. $21,500 (H) New Holland 688 round baler with twine and net........................... Coming In (G) New Holland 688 baler, surface wrap....... ............................................ $10,500 (H) 2-New Holland BR780s twine and wrap... ...................................... $12,500 Ea. (L)

Miscellaneous Haying

35-ft. small square bale elevator with electric motor, excellent condition....... $1450 (B) Buhler 1500 7 bale, round bale carrier...... .............................................$11,500 (L) New Holland 1033 bale wagon, auto tie.... ..............................................$5500 (LV) New Holland 1032 bale wagon, auto tie.... ..............................................$5950 (LV) H&S 14 wheel hi-capacity rake...$8950 (L) Sitrex RP4 wheel rake............... $1250 (G) H&S Haymachine II turner/fluffer.$2550 (L)

Miscellaneous

Terragator 8104 spreader truck, boom........ ............................................. $85,000 (G) Loral Air Max 1000 spreader truck, autotrac ready..................................... $70,000 (G) Frontier 50 bushel manure spreader........... ....................................... Coming In (LV) Riteway heavy harrow, 70-ft.....$47,500 (H) Buhler 100”, 3-pt. harrow.. Coming In (LV)

Combines & Attachments

John Deere 9870 combine with MacDon 40-ft. flex draper............. Coming In (L) John Deere 9770 STS combine with 554 separator hours................ $258,000 (H) John Deere 9770 combine with 223 hours. . ...................................... Coming In (L) 2008 John Deere 9770 combine, 213 hours................................. $278,000 (H) John Deere 9760 STS combine, hydro, 1434 hours........................ $179,000 (G) John Deere 9760 combine with 1220 separator hours........................ $175,000 (H) John Deere 9670 combine....$210,000 (L) 1993 John Deere 9600 combine with John Deere 930 head..............Coming In (H) Case IH 2388 combine, 1327 separator hours................................. $152,000 (H) Case IH 2388 combine, 2330 separator hours................................... $92,000 (H) 1995 Case IH 2188 combine, 30-ft. Honey Bee header, 2132 separator hours........ . .......................................... $56,000 (H) Case IH 1680 combine with 30-ft. 1010 platform............................... $34,000 (H) Case IH 1680 combine with 3524 engine hours...................................$30,000 (G) 2-John Deere 635D headers..................... . .....................................$57,500 Ea (H) John Deere 635D header....... $50,000 (H) 4-John Deere 936D header....................... . ..................................... $46,000 ea (H) 2004 Case IH 2042 grain platform............. . ..........................................$33,000 (G) 4-Honey Bee SP42 42-ft. draper heads with John Deere adapters.... $69,500 ea. (H)

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Construction Equipment

John Deere 323D track skidsteer, 875 hours....................................$45,000 (L) John Deere 250 skidsteer, 61 hp, 1750 lb lift, 1500 hours................ Coming In (L) Bobcat 873 skidsteer, 75 hp, 2450 lb lift.... . ......................................Coming In (B) Bobcat 773 skidsteer, 46 hp, 1750 lb lift.... . .................................... Coming In (LV) Bobcat 753 skidsteer, diesel, 1350 lb lift... . ..............................................$5500 (L) Bobcat L175 skidsteer, 46 hp, 1750 lb lift, 815 hours........................ Coming In (L) New Holland CT185 skidsteer, 78 hp, 18” tracks, 2500 lb lift................ $50,000 (G) John Deere 210LE landscape loader, box blade................................... $23,900 (B) Allis Chalmers 816 backhoe loader.......... . ............................................$7950 (LV) Bobcat 8709 backhoe attachment............. . ............................................. $4200 (B) Bobcat 709 backhoe attachment............... . ...................................... Coming In (L) Kwik Way 8-ft. snow blade........ $1300 (B) Bobcat pallet forks with 48” teeth.$600 (B)

Sprayers

2011 John Deere 4930 120-ft, 20”, 1200 hours.................................$258,000 (G) 2010 John Deere 4930 120-ft., 20”, boom level...................................$268,000 (G) Flexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft., 1000 gallon.......... ............................................ $13,500 (H) 1996 Flexi-Coil 65 100-ft........... $6500 (H)

Haybuster 2650 round bale processor...... .............................................$11,500 (L) Farm King 13x70 grain auger.................... ........................................Coming In (H) Buhler FK Y1010H 10” transfer auger....... ............................................... $2700 (H) Westfield 7”x36’ grain auger.......$1500 (L) Brandt 5000 grain vac............ $15,500 (H) MDS 7-ft. rock bucket, grapple... $5500 (H) John Deere 613 6-ft. rotary cutter.............. ...................................... Coming In (LV) King Kutter 6-ft. rotary cutter....... $725 (B) Tebben HD 5-ft. 3-pt. rotary cutter$1400 (B) Tebben 5-ft. rotary cutter............ $1400 (B) Honda Big Red utility vehicleComing In (L) John Deere 850D diesel utility vehicle...... ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere 850D utility vehicle, diesel..... ............................................$12,500 (G) Polaris Ranger 700 XP utility vehicle with cab.......................................$12,000 (G) Artic Cat XTZ1000 utility vehicle, cab....... ..............................................$9950 (LV) Artic Cat 650 utility vehicle, cab.$7500 (LV) 2008 Polaris Ranger 700 XP utility vehicle........................................ $9500 (H) Case IH Scout XL utility side by side......... ............................................$10,500 (G) Kubota RTV1100 utility vehicle, cab, heat, air conditioning, 130 hours..$17,500 (G) Land Pride utility side by side.... $5500 (H) Suzuki 250 cc 2WD quad.......... $2850 (H) Sheyenne Mfg teleboom attachment........ ..............................................$3850 (LV) Frontier pallet fork for global carrier.......... .................................................$900 (G) Frontier LR2060 5-ft. landscape rake....... .................................................. $550 (B) Danuser EB10 post hole auger..$1400 (L) Shaver 901 post hole digger, 3-pt. mount, PTO drive, 2 bits..................... $1475 (B) Shaver HD10 post pounder with hydraulic base.......................................$1995 (LV) Farm King 60” finish mower.........$750 (L) General 7-ft. rear blade.................$750 (L) Smith tow-behind air compressor.............. ..............................................$7500 (LV) High Power generator, 12,000V, PTO....... ..................................................$900 (L) Work Saver bale spear.................$300 (L)

Drills

John Deere 1860/1900 42-ft. air drill, 7.5” spacing............................... $69,900 (B) John Deere 9450 60-ft. drill, transport, steel packers..................Coming In (H) John Deere 9450 50-ft. drill, 12” spacing, packers............................... $23,000 (H) John Deere 9400 50-ft. box drills, 12” spacing, packers................. $27,500 (H) John Deere 9350 40-ft. disk drill, 6” spacing, transport...........................$7000 (L) John Deere 8350 12-ft. end wheel drill, 6” spacing.................................$4500 (LV) John Deere 777 air hoe drill, 40-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot.......... $19,000 (G) John Deere 730 36-ft air drill, disk, 6” spacing. ............................. $59,000 (G) Flexi-Coil 5000/3850 57-ft. air drill, 10” spacing.......................... Coming In (G) Flexi-Coil 5000/3850 57-ft., 9.5” spacing.. . ......................................Coming In (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing............................... $68,400 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 51-ft. air drill, 12” spacing............................... $59,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 45-ft. air drill, 9” spacing............................... $59,500 (H) 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. or 38-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 230 bushel, single shoot..... . .......................................... $51,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. or 38-ft. air drill, 12” spacing..................$45,000 (L) Flexi-Coil 5000/1720 39-ft., single shoot... . .......................................... $38,000 (H) New Holland SD440 60-ft., 9” spacing...... . .........................................$104,000 (L) Victory 32-ft. air drill, single shoot............. . ...........................................$22,000 (L)


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Case IH MX210 MFD tractor, 210 hp, cab. Excellent. ...........................................................$81,500 (L)

John Deere 9200 4WD tractor, 310 hp...$93,000 (L) John Deere 323DT skidsteer, 68 hp, cab, 2500 lb lift........................................................$45,000 (L)

John Deere 990 MFWD tractor, 45 hp, loader. Like new.................................................... $17,900 (B)

Case IH JX95 MFD tractor, 95 hp, cab, loader.......... ..........................................................$36,000 (G)

New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill with 9” spacing.... .........................................................$104,000 (L)

Premier A30D windrower with 16-ft. double sickle header...............................................$27,500 (H)

John Deere 7930 180-hp, AutoQuad, duals............. .........................................................$129,500 (L)

John Deere 4990 with 14.5-ft. rotary header, Impeller conditioner...............................................$58,000

John Deere 5320 MFWD tractor, 55 hp, loader........ .........................................................$29,500 (LV)

John Deere 8350 12-ft. double disc drill with 6” spacing and packers...................................$4500 (LV)

2006 Case IH MXU130 MFD, powershift, loader...... ......................................................... $65,000 (G)

2009 John Deere 7730 tractor with PowrQuad, 2050 hours, 152 PTO hp.......................... $114,000 (B)

Flexi-coil 67XL sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, 20” spacing...............................$13,500 (H)

Cat Challenger 65 30” tracks, 4 SCV’s, 270 hp........ ..........................................................$32,000 (H)

John Deere 4720 MFWD, loader, 58-hp, cab, air, heat...................................................$37,950 (LV)

Hesston 9365 windrower, 15-ft. rotary header.......... .......................................................... $73,900 (B)

3-2012 John Deere 568 round balers, loaded. Approximately 2000 bales. .............$37,950 ea (LV)

Deutz-Allis 7120 2-wheel drive, cab...... $16,500 (B)

John Deere 777 40-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, blockage monitor.....................$19,000 (G)

Flexi-coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, single shoot..................................................$51,500 (H)

John Deere 7820 tractor with AutoQuad, 155 PTO hp, 5215 hours...................................$96,500 (H)

2009 John Deere 9670STS with 860 separator hours, duals, chopper..................................$210,000 (L)

John Deere 9450 drills, 50-ft. ,12” spacing, hitch and transport.............................................$23,000 (H)


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2008 TYM 4x4 loader 292 hours, 58 hp Cat diesel, 3-point, live PTO, enclosed cab, air conditioning, power steering, quick attach 72” bucket, remote hydraulics front and rear...................... $23,500

2006 Cat 216B skidsteer Series 2, 51 hp diesel, 1500 lb. lift capacity, 60” bucket, Mighty Mite 8-ft. full hydraulic road grader attachment, 385 hours, like new...................... $23,500

2005 Ingersoll-Rand SD45 vibratory roller, 54” smooth drum, 3.3 Cummins, 236 hours, 10,500 lb class, like new......... ................................... $29,500

Clark 175B 41/2 yard Articulated Loader 8v71 Detroit, 26.5x25 tires, runs good, strong transmission and hydraulics, 3rd valve with log forks.......................$11,500 International S1800 plow/dump truck, 210 hp DT466 diesel, 5 speed, 2 speed rear end, new rear tires, 40% front tires, power steering, power brakes, 10-ft. hydraulic 2-way plow, chains, 10-ft. dump bed. Runs great... $8500 1989 International S1600 dump, 7.3 diesel, 5 speed, 2 speed rear, power hydraulic brakes, power steering, 75% 22.5 tires, 14-ft. dump flatbed, removable sides, runs and drives great, under CDL.$5500

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Dairy Focus: Protecting hay more important than ever By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The U.S. drought of 2012 has left most livestock producers in the Midwest and beyond scrambling for more hay. Earlier this summer, I expressed what county Extension agents are verifying: Unprecedented hay prices are the reality, mainly the result of hay buying pressure to supplement out-of-state demand. Even though we looked relatively good in North Dakota, compared with the states deeply affected by the drought, as the summer wore on to yield little or no second cutting, in many cases, hay yields are off by 30 to 50 percent. This further adds to supply-and-demand concerns. To feed ruminant animals such as beef cattle and sheep through the winter season, many livestock producers are looking for ways to stretch their feed resources. Two of the quickest ways to waste this precious commodity are to delay hauling and failing to protect your forage. Round bales, the most common form of baling, inherently are designed to shed water, but you still can lose 15 to 30 percent of a harvested hay crop if it is left outside uncovered. So if hay yields on a farm are 50 percent lower because of the weather and the producer does not normally cover all of his or her round-baled hay, he or she can cut this shortfall substantially by covering the hay. Even farms that have invested in netwrapped round bales but leave them outside will find that providing more protection from moisture will save them hay. Research at various Midwest universities has revealed that round-baled, twine-tied hay sitting on the ground uncovered will suffer a total loss of 20 to 35 percent on average. Net-wrapped round bales have become very popular, and many assume that net wrapping protects the bales from rainfall. Net wrapping does protect the hay to an extent because it makes the bale surface smoother and denser so it can shed water, but the advantage is not great. University of Kentucky trials found netwrapped bales still lose 15 to 25 percent of their total dry-matter hay on average when stored outside. Although much of the rain runs off the net-wrapped surface, enough soaks into the outer layer of the hay to cause deterioration. Also, the researchers found that much of the rain was running to the bottom of the bale and being absorbed by the hay where it contacts the soil surface, causing spoilage. Some factors to keep in mind that affect hay loss are: • The amount of moisture the hay is exposed to, such as rainfall, snow, dew or ground moisture. • The number of months the hay is ex-

posed before it is fed: A wet summer and fall will cause more loss than a dry one. • The air temperature during the storage period (higher temperatures lead to greater losses). • The type of hay (for example, alfalfa and second or third cuttings): The more digestible the hay is for animals, the more digestible it will be for bacteria that spoil hay. The best way to reduce round-bale hay spoilage is to cover the bales to keep rainfall off and break the contact with the soil so the bales do not draw moisture from the ground. The same University of Kentucky study analyzed various forms of hay storage and found some significant results. Putting the bales inside under a roof is one of the best options, whether it is a steel-roof pole barn, older wooden barn or hoop-roofed barn. Total dry-matter losses are typically only 4 to 7 percent when the hay is stored inside and out of direct contact with the ground. The ultimate in hay storage options is building a new structure. Of course, this is a long-term investment, but depending on your needs, it can pay for itself in 10 to 15 years if hay is stored each year, especially with today’s higher hay prices. However, for the short term, plastic coverage offers protection in various forms. Renting an in-line plastic bale wrapper can protect dry round bales for less than $10 per ton. With a dry-matter loss of 4 to 7 percent, plastic coverage is just as good as inside storage, the same study showed. Covering hay that’s stacked on a pad of stone or porous material with plastic tarps can keep the loss down to the same 4 to 7 percent level if the tarp can be secured well enough against the wind to stay in place. Plastic bale sleeves slipped over the bale, leaving each end open, diminish rainfall and soil moisture entry into the bale, resulting in the same low-level loss of 4 to 7 percent. However, bale sleeves are labor-intensive because they are put on by hand, so they work best on smaller volumes of round bales. Stacking uncovered bales on top of one another in a pyramid shape, with the bottom bales in direct contact with the ground, resulted in a 25 to 35 percent loss even though half the bales were off the ground. Net-wrapped bales on the ground suffered a 15 to 25 percent loss, and pyramid-stacked bales on stone or a porous pad suffered a 13 to 17 percent loss. So, any method of protection is better than leaving the bale outside, exposed to the weather. In a short hay year such as this when all feeds will be high-priced, covering what hay you have is the most important step in determining ways to lessen the impact of the drought.


Smart phone app to calculate optimum nitrogen rates

University of Illinois (U of I) Extension and the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) have developed a new tool to help farmers and crop advisors to determine the optimum nitrogen rate for corn and to plan for split applications of nitrogen, a recommended best management practice. The Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) calculator is a regional tool developed by Midwest land-grant universities to help growers calculate the maximum return they will receive from nitrogen applications to corn based on prices of nitrogen and corn derived directly from research data. The calculator is available at http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/ soilfertility/nrate.aspx. To promote the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship (right source, right rate, right time, right place), CBMP and Extension collaborated to take the MRTN calculator one step further, making it accessible via a smart phone app. The app allows a grower or certified crop advisor to take the recommended nitrogen rate for the region, choose from various sources of nitrogen (ammonia, 28 percent or dry), split the applications between fall, pre-plant, and post-applied, add in stabilizers, and calculate the corresponding application costs. A summary of the recommendation can be saved on the smart phone or tablet for future reference. “Making the MRTN easily accessible and adding in the flexibility to account for split applications is critical to the ag industry’s goal of maximizing nutrient investment and reducing nutrient losses,” said Dan Schaefer, CBMP’s Director of Nutrient Stewardship. 
“Partnering with U of I Extension ties in their expertise in promoting use of research and education to benefit agriculture and the environment,” he added. The app is free on the Android or Apple systems, thanks to funding provided by CBMP through the “Keep it for the Crop by 2025” nutrient stewardship program. To access the application from Apple, go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/ app/mrtn-nitrogen-application/id560788301. To access the Android version, go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ csrec/index.html, then click on the “Register” block in the upper right corner. CBMP and U of I Extension encourage growers, certified crop advisors and fertilizer dealers to download the app when determining nitrogen needs for the 2013 corn crop and test its easy-to-use features. For more information on the 4Rs and KIC 2025, go to www.KIC2025.org.

Registration open for 2013 WSU dairy short courses

By WSU Extension The Washington State University (WSU) Creamery will offer its popular series of basic cheese making, advanced cheese making and pasteurization short courses in early 2013. Basic-Plus, a three-day course for avid hobbyists/enthusiasts and beginners serious about pursuing cheese making as a business at the farmstead or artisan level, will be offered in Chehalis February 19-21. It includes hands-on activities and a field trip to local cheese plants. The course is co-sponsored by Dairy Connection, Inc., Wesmar Chemical, Northwest Ag Business Center and Lewis County Extension. The 27th Advanced Cheese Making course, for experienced cheese makers and supervisory, management, quality control and marketing personnel from commercial and industrial plants, will be in Pullman March 5-7. Instruction will be provided by leaders in the dairy production community; hands-on cheese making at the WSU Creamery will be included. The basic class or cheese making experience are recommended prerequisites. Co-sponsors include Chr. Hansen, DuPont Nutrition & Health and DSM. A two-day Pasteurization Workshop, for plant operators, maintenance personnel, quality personnel, and management and suppliers to the industry, will be in Pullman April 3-4. It covers vat and basic high-temperature, short time pasteurization systems; magnetic flow timed systems; systems with auxiliary equipment and hands-on activities at the WSU Creamery. Co-sponsors are the Washington Association for Food Protection, Washington Department of Agriculture and the FDA. For more information and to register, please visit http:// bit.ly/wsu-cheesecourses or contact Cathy Blood at blood@ wsu.edu.

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Brewing industry needs supply of malting barley

By Karen Hertsgaard, Information Specialist Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences The North American brewing industry has long relied on domestic barley production to produce the beers enjoyed by consumers. US production is almost exclusively dependent on six-rowed and two-rowed varieties that have been developed in North America. These varieties are adapted to the soil, weather patterns, and disease pressure in different regions across the US. The diverse climatic conditions and broad geographic distribution of barley production reduces the chances of major supply shortages of malting barley. The industry is dependent on all regions for the 115 million bushels of malting barley needed each year by the domestic brewing industry. “Idaho, Montana and North Dakota are the major producing states in the US” according to Dr. Mike Davis, President of the American Malting Barley Association, “and each of these states has available cropland to respond to increases in industry demand.” While each state has regional climatic conditions favorable to certain varieties, as a whole, Idaho may be well positioned to respond to the need for two-rowed varieties that do well under irrigation, Montana to dryland two-rowed types, and North Dakota to six-rowed varieties. There are a number of other states such as Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming that have regions where significant barley acreage exists which helps to further expand the geographic distribution of malting barley production. There are also areas where malting barley has not been grown for many years, but where it is returning on a very small scale. This production is being driven primarily by smaller brewers interested in sourcing their raw materials in state. Not only is production returning to these areas, but in some cases small malting facilities are being constructed to meet these regional demands for malt. Expanding into these new areas is not as simple as contacting local farmers and supplying them with seed. It requires regional variety trials to determine which of the current malting types are best suited to that region. There are also crop production practices that need to be adjusted such as fertilization, harvesting, and storage to achieve satisfactory quality. In the end, there may be the need for the development of new varieties that are suitable for growing in these secondary production regions.

Potatoes with higher levels of carotenoids

By Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service Potatoes with higher levels of beneficial carotenoids are the result of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies to improve one of America’s most popular vegetables. Scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) bred yellow potatoes with carotenoid levels that are two to three times higher than those of the popular Yukon Gold yellow-fleshed potato variety. ARS plant geneticist Kathy Haynes and nutritionist Beverly Clevidence did the research at the agency’s Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland. Haynes works in the Genetic Improvement for Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory (GIFVL) at the Beltsville center, and Clevidence works in the center’s Food Components and Health Laboratory. They published their findings in the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Haynes found wild potatoes with intense yellow flesh that have about 23 times more carotenoids than white-flesh potatoes. By crossing these wild potatoes with cultivated types, Haynes and her colleagues developed the high-carotenoid potatoes. In 2007, Haynes and her colleagues introduced a new potato named Peter Wilcox that they developed. The potato, which has purple skin and yellow flesh, has become popular in niche roadside markets. The overall carotenoid levels in this potato are more than 15 percent higher than those in Yukon Gold, according to Haynes. Several carotenoids are involved, including neoxanthin, antheraxanthin, violaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Among these, lutein and zeaxanthin, are of keen interest for eye health; they appear to protect against age-related macular degeneration and perhaps against cataract formation.


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Bale Carriers

2008 Haukaas 10-bale mover, SN052-018.................... $22,500 2008 Haukaas 10-bale mover, SN054-018.................... $24,500 2008 Haukaas 10-bale mover, SN034-017.................... $23,500

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Augers, Conveyors, Grain Equipment

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2007 Leon 585 walking beam axle, flotation tires, hydraulic push system, 585 bushel, horizontal beaters, 1000 PTO, SN7125. .................................................................................. $28,900 2-2009 Leon 425 vertical beaters, walking beam axle, 1000 PTO, 1996 Wheatheart PTO drive. SN 96-06-711..................... $7500 hydraulic push system.......................................$25,500 each 2-2006 Leon hydraulic push, walking axle, horizontal................. ..........................................................................$15,900 each 1992 Ezee-On 1600 23-ft. swing wing............................ $15,900 Case DOT 31 25-ft., 19” front blades, 22” rear blades, 9” spacAll used rakes missing teeth will come with spares ing............................................................................. $10,000 2008 Sovema 12-wheel V-rake, tandem axle, SN108905, zzz08440................................................................... $10,000 2008 Sovema 12-wheel V-rake, tandem axle, SN108895, Tye Agco paratill, 6-shank sub soiler, 3-point or tow behind. Good zzz08444................................................................... $12,500 shape......................................................................... $15,500 2009 Sovema 12-wheel V-rake, tandem axle, SN114884...$12,750 2009 Sovema 12-wheel V-rake, tandem axle, SN118642...$12,750 Flexi-Coil System 85 50-ft. with 18” tines...................... $17,500

Post Pounders

Hay Rakes

Wishek & Miscellaneous Discs

Deep Tillage

Tree Chippers & Planters

Bandit 65XL, 24 hp Honda V-twin, 6” material, hydraulic feed, yellow........................................................................... $9500 Bandit 65XL, 24 hp Honda V-twin, 6” material, hydraulic feed, green......................................................................... $11,500 Bandit 95XL, 40 hp Kubota diesel, 9” material, hydraulics feed, yellow........................................................................ $25,500

Land Scrapers

2007 Leon 1000, 10 cubic yards, SN8640802, zzz08102...$26,500

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Land Rollers

2008 Riteway 45-ft. landroller......................................... $27,500

Schulte Mowers

Schulte 5026, 26-ft. mower, 1000 PTO, aircraft tires, SNc50201251901..................................................... $28,900 2003 Schulte flex arm, good condition.............................. $5250 2003 Schulte flex arm, rough shape, SN A1010011306... $3500 Freight rates apply on all used equipment.

2010 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-10.. .................................................................................. $29,900 2010 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-101086.......................................................................... $29,900 2009 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-101065.......................................................................... $29,900 2009 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-101062.......................................................................... $29,900 Tridekon 9108, good condition, all updates complete, SN TRI08-1003..................................................................... $18,900 Tridekon 9108................................................................ $16,900 Akron Unloader, 12” passenger side unload auger....... $18,900

Grain Vacs

2009 Rem 2700, 1000 PTO, SN0129, equ0129............. $14,900 2009 Rem 2700, 1000 PTO, 423 hours, SN1379, equ1379...$16,500 2008 Rem 2500, 1000 PTO, 40-ft. of hose..................... $11,900 2008 Rem 2500, 1000 PTO, 247 hours. Excellent condition. SN2500-9496............................................................ $16,500 2007 Rem 2500, 1000 PTO, 40-ft. of hose, SN9305, zzz07301.. .................................................................................. $13,900

Grain Carts

Bourgault 1100 1100 bushel grain cart......................... $40,900 J&M 875 grain cart with 16” unload auger..................... $26,900 Bruns 430 Wagon tarp, drill fill auger............................... $9500

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2008 810 Pro tunnel extensions, 21-ft. conveyor, nice condition. .................................................................................. $21,500 2008 Pro bagger with 21-ft. conveyor............................. $20,500

3 Point Hitch Equipment

Farmking 6-ft finishing mower, rear discharge, chain guards, flotation tires................................................................. $2895 Farmking 8.5-ft disc, notched blades. Excellent condition..$3095


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PICKUPS and TRAILER FOR SALE

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COMBINES and HEADERS

2012 Case IH 7120 260 hours, lateral tilt, chopper, duals, 2412 35-ft. heads....................... $272,000 vs. $289,000 2007 Case IH 2588 grain loss monitor, AFS yield and moisture monitor, AFS Pro 600 color touch screen, AFX speciality rotor, bin extension, 30.5x32, 25-ft. auger header...................................................................... $147,500 Case IH 2388 with grain loss monitor, AFS yield/moisture monitor, chopper, spreader, bin extension, rock trap, field tracker, AFX specialty rotor. 1010 25-ft. header with fore/aft. 1531/1218 hours................................. $135,500 Case IH 2188 with rock trap, Specialty Rotor, 6” axle extensions, bin extension, spreader. 1010 25-ft. header with fore/aft. 2310/2795 hours................................... $52,500 2011 John Deere 9770 STS 345 hours, Contour Master, chopper, spreader, bin extension, duals........... $229,900 2010 John Deere 9770 STS 549 hours, Contour Master chopper, spreader, bin extension, duals........... $215,900 John Deere 9760 STS Contour Master, rock trap, bin extension, chopper, John Deere 630R 30-ft auger header, fore/aft.1 owner. 1477/2009 hours................... $134,900 John Deere 9650 STS with 25-ft auger header, duals, 1901/2725 hours on new Reman engine with 287 hours. Very clean.......................................................... $97,000 Gleaner R62 1910 separator hours, 20.5x32, chopper, 25ft. auger header.................................................. $44,900 Honey Bee SP 36-ft. header, draper. Good condition......... ........................................................................... $34,500

TRACTORS & BACKHOE

Case IH Magnum 245 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 380/80/38, 380/54 duals. 3238 hours................................. $106,900 Case IH MX230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 4 remotes, 18.4x46 duals, end of row, differential lock, quick hitch, weights.. ........................................................................... $59,900 Case IH MX230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 18.4x46 duals............ ........................................................................... $59,900 Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 320x54 duals, Radar, creeper gear, differential lock, 5 remotes. 2302 hours.................................................................. $98,500 Case IH Puma 195 3 point, PTO, 3 remotes, 18.4x42 duals, creeper gear, differential lock, LX770 loader, bucket........................................................................ $75,900 Case IH MXM 190 MFD, 3 point, PTO, auto shift, end of row, KM loader, 8-ft. bucket. 3100 hours............ $75,900 Versatile 276 bi-directional with loader, bucket, 3-point, PTO, engine end - 2 remotes and drawbar, 4410 hours.. ........................................................................... $23,500 Steiger 450 new engine with 310 hours, 800x32 at 90%, automatic transmission, 4 remotes.................... $45,000 Case Super L backhoe, cab, air, 4x4, Extend-A-Hoe, forks, jib, 2300 hours.................................................... $37,500

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Prairie Fare: Try holiday strategies to save money

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service available. If your local grocery store offers “What does this advertisement mean, free or low-cost delivery, consider avoiding anyway? It says ‘the more you buy, the the temptations at the store by shopping more you save,’” my college roommate from home. remarked. She liked to read the Sunday • Instead of doing all the work for a newspaper ads to me. She was from South family gathering, spread the cooking duAmerica and spoke Portuguese and Spanties by having a potluck. Be sure to have a ish as her main languages. She often was intrigued by the use of the English language setup and cleanup crew to help. Cooking for in advertisements. crowds involves some special food safety “That’s silly. If you are buying more, you considerations, so check out the informaare spending more money and saving less,” tion available in “Cooking for Groups” she added with a laugh. at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/ “You’re right. That is a marketing stratfn585.pdf. egy to get you to buy more stuff,” I replied. • Have a snack at home before you venMany years later, the same marketing ture to the grocery store or shopping mall. strategies continue to be used as we head Shopping when you are hungry can prompt into the holiday season. Whether we are purchases that go beyond your budget. Mall buying food or holiday socks, we can use foods often are quite expensive and high some strategies of our own to keep our own in calories. budgets balanced and avoid big credit card • Prepare a double batch of soup or fabalances when January arrives. vorite casserole and freeze half for a quick If you are buying holiday gifts or planmeal later. Make wise use of your leftovers ning holiday meals, consider these tips to to save money or time. stretch your budget. For more information about nutrition and • Create a budget so you decide ahead of fitness, visit the Prairie Fare blog at http:// time how much you can afford to spend for prairiefare.areavoices.com/. special menus, holiday cards and postage, Try this easy, calcium-rich recipe that gifts and travel. You might need to make makes use of leftover chicken or turkey. some choices. Chicken (or Turkey) Quesadillas • Beware of credit cards when shopping 1 c. chopped, cooked chicken or turkey for gifts or food. Try to limit your spend2 Tbsp. chunky salsa ing so that you can pay most or all of the 1/4 c. chopped white onion balance every month. cooking spray • If you have a large family, consider 1/4 c. canned chopped green chili pepdrawing names if you do a gift exchange. pers (optional) Set a price limit on the gifts. 1/2 c. Monterey Jack or Colby cheese, • Write the name of each family member shredded (other cheeses are acceptable) on a separate envelope. Place the amount 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas of cash you intend to spend on that person Preheat electric skillet to 350 F or prein the envelope. Use the cash to buy the pare in a nonstick frying pan on the stove person’s gifts and put the receipts in the over medium heat. Mix chicken, salsa, envelope. When the money is gone, you onions and green chili peppers (optional). are done shopping for that person. Place one-fourth of the chicken mixture on • Consider giving gifts of your time or half of a tortilla. Top with one-fourth of the talents. Create “coupons” for baby-sitting, cheese; fold over mixture and seal edges. painting, cleaning or cooking a meal. Create Place in skillet sprayed with nonstick cooka recipe booklet of favorite family recipes ing spray. Brown on one side at medium for your family. Check out the publication heat for three to four minutes. Turn tortilla “Mix It Up” at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ over and brown on other side. Cut each pubs/yf/foods/fn1494.pdf for soup and folded tortilla into three wedges. cookie mixes that can be put in a jar and Makes four servings. Each serving has given as gifts. 340 calories, 11 grams (g) of fat, 39 g of • Compare prices and watch the adcarbohydrate, 3 g of fiber, 690 milligrams vertisements. Check online prices, too, of sodium and 20 percent of the daily recand take advantage of free shipping when ommendation for calcium.

UNL Extension television program airs in December on NET 2

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR A University of Nebraska-Lincoln “Modern Manure Management” explains (UNL) Extension television program highthe present state of the manure handling lighting the profession of animal manure profession, Johnson said. and nutrient management will air in DeThe program highlights the role of concember on NET2. 
 sultants, professional manure applicators Viewers can tune into “Modern Manure and the growing support industry related Management” December 13 at 8 p.m., Deto manure management. cember 16 at 2 p.m., December 27 at 8:30 The progression of the industry from p.m. or December 30 at 2:30 p.m. the early, horse-drawn spreaders to GPSManure is a valuable resource in Neguided modern dry spreaders, tanker injecbraska, said Leslie Johnson, UNL Extentors and towed hose systems is explored sion animal manure management project and shows the high level of technology and know-how that is used today to manage this coordinator. billion-dollar “brown gold” industry. Some have called it “brown gold,” she For more information, visit Modern said. The fertilizer nutrients in 10 tons of Manure Management (http://go.unl.edu/ chicken manure are worth up to $325. modernmanuremanagement). Using manure as a fertilizer recycles UNL Extension is in the university’s nutrients, reduces contamination of natural Institute of Agriculture and Natural Reresources and can save producers money. sources. In order to get these benefits, manure has to be handled effectively from farm to field.


Rearing technique may bolster biocontrol wasp

By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service Two to three millimeters long, the parasitoid wasp Habrobracon hebetor is a top candidate for use in programs to biologically control Indianmeal moths and other stored-product pests. But despite the prospects for reduced insecticide use and product losses, the approach has yet to gain traction commercially, in part because of the lack of an efficient method of stockpiling the wasp. But a team of scientists, including researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is working on the problem. Through studies of an insect-resting state called “reproductive diapause,” the team determined that adult H. hebetor wasps can be conditioned to survive two months of storage at 41 degrees Fahrenheit and be revived without significant ill effects. According to James Throne of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the-cold storage technique could give commercial insectaries greater flexibility in timing their wasp-rearing operations and minimize the expense of maintaining colonies of the insects until orders arrive. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. H. hebetor wasps pose no threat to people, animals or crops. Instead, they seek out Indianmeal moth larvae and immobilize them with a paralyzing sting. The wasps then deposit eggs on the moth larvae. After hatching, the wasps’ maggot-like brood suck juices from their hosts, killing them. Studies with packaged commodities by scientists at the ARS Stored Product Insect Research Unit in Manhattan, Kansas, indicate releasing the species can reduce Indianmeal moth populations by 71 percent—and by as much as 97 percent if combined with the wasp Trichogramma deion, which parasitizes the moth’s eggs. Such attacks also cut down on food contaminants that stored-product pests can leave behind, according to Throne, who collaborated with scientists from Kansas State University in Manhattan and Huazhong Agricultural University in China. Of the wasp-conditioning protocols they evaluated, the best combination seemed to be exposing the insects to temperatures of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 hours of light daily. The team published its findings in the June 2012 issue of Environmental Entomology.

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HEADERS FOR SALE

2009 New Holland 94C (same as Honey Bee) 40-ft. draper header, U2 pickup reels, header height control, transport kit, pea auger, loaded. Looks like new.............................................................................................$45,000 2009 New Holland 74C 35-ft. flex header, pickup reel, header height control, dual sickle drive, hydraulic fore and aft. Poly in good shape. Low acres cut, nice shape. Comes with header trailer and 2 sets of crop dividers..... $27,000 Both stored inside and are field ready. Both will also fit Case IH combines as well.

Call (406) 893-4442 (home) or (406) 783-7774 (cell), Scobey, MT

Year-end auger clearance at Power Motors (406) 799-7459

Westfield

Auger Specials

TFX-2 41-8 load out auger.............................................................................................. $3900 TFX-2 41-8 load out self-propelled auger........................................................................ $7200 36-8 self-propel kit for 1/2 price......................................................................................... $2700 13” low profile hopper, complete, can be used to convert standard 13” hopper.............. $1500 MK 91-13 Plus Series with low profile hopper......................... Negotiable, motivated pricing MK 61-10 Series, low profile hopper. Sharp.................................................................... $6500 71-13 standard mechanical hopper................................................................................. $8500

10% OFF Westfield

•  Powerswings for 10” and 13” swing hoppers. •  Lower repair flights for 31-7 and 31-8 Westfields •  50” poly hoppers •  8”-10” sectioned poly downspouts •  13” pivot connector flights and K2550 winch •  13” low profile hopper assembly/conversion only....$1500 •  Any Westfield part in stock.

Taking pre-season orders for Westfield and Krause parts. Power Motors Implement – Fort Benton Call George Fultz at (406) 799-7459


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MISCELLANEOUS

2011 New Holland 216 27-ft. hydraulic basket rake, manual controls, used very little. Tag #9927......... ................................................................. $20,000 1996 Haybuster 256 Plus II bale processor. Tag #9976.......................................................... $6000 DewEze trailer mount super slicer hydraulic drive. Tag #9301.......................................................... $3500 Straw spreader for JD 9660 STS combine...... $2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill parts including full set of packers for 57-ft. drill, hubs, axles, bushings, wiring harness. Tag #1339. 2009 John Deere X324 all wheel steer lawn tractor, 48” Powerflo bagger. Tag #9887................. $4550 2005 John Deere LT160 riding mower with 42” deck, hydrostatic drive, 16-hp. Tag #1109............ $1550 2004 John Deere LX280 riding mower with 42” deck, bagger. Tag #163........................................ $3800 John Deere L130 riding mower, 48” deck, mulch kit, bagger. Tag #10884.................................... $1600 2004 John Deere SST15 mower. Tag #1539.. $1000 1990 Terry 29-ft. bumper pull travel trailer, oak interior............................................................... $7500 Donahue 45-ft. trailer. Tag #1411.................... $3000 New Kory 8278 12-ton farm wagon, 12.5x16L 14 ply tires. Tag #5201........................................... $3975 3-Ghenn 1/4-mile wheel lines. Each................. $4600 Two used wheel lines for sale. (1-Thunderbird) 2-Used wheel lines, 1/4-mile each. Each.......... $4500 6” and 8” mainline with risers..............................Call Cummins engine with Berkley pump, on skid, 1000 gallons/minute.............................................. $8500 Parker #88C-082 220-volt hydraulic hose machine with Weatherhead T400 crimper. Includes complete die set. Like New $5950. Only..................... $2850

USED TRACTORS

1995 John Deere 8870 4WD tractor, 24/6 manual transmission, 1000 PTO, 3 remotes. Tag #8608... ................................................................. $69,900 1990 John Deere 8760 4WD with cab. Tag #11254. .............................................................Coming in 1990 Big Bud 400 4WD, Cat 3406B, 475 hp, AMS, Trellborg tires @90%, 4 remotes, powershift transmission, case drain. Tag #11426............ $165,000 1990 Big Bud 450 4WD, 855 Cummins, 450 hp, Degelman blade, powershift transmission, 4 remotes. Tag #11427............................................. $140,000 Big Bud 460/30 4WD tractor, Detroit diesel, powershift transmission, 50% rubber. Tag #10890......... ................................................................. $53,000 Case 9130 4WD, cab. Tag #1989............Coming in 1981 Versatile 950 4WD tractor with 903 Cummins, standard transmission, 40% duals, approximately 9600 hours. Tag #10989............................. $9000 2011 John Deere 8285R MFWD, IVT transmission, 1000 PTO, 4 remotes, 90% tires. Tag #10938...... ............................................................... $221,200 1994 John Deere 6400 MFWD, dual PTO, 3-point, new front tires, JD 640 loader. Tag #11444........... ................................................................. $26,500 2009 John Deere 4520 compact utility tractor, tower reverser transmission, open station. Tag #8895... ................................................................. $19,500 1978 John Deere 4040 2WD tractor, 80 hp, QuadRange transmission, dual PTO, 3-point, front weights. Tag #9950.................................. $19,000 1971 John Deere 4020 2WD, ROPS, JD 158 loader with grapple, 3-point, 2 remotes, dual PTO..$14,500 John Deere 2640 Tag #11306.................Coming in 2002 New Holland TM165 MFWD, cab, loader, grapple, 4 remotes. Tag #10382.............. $78,000 2006 Case MXU115 2WD, cab, no loader. Tag #11416..................................................... $38,500

Railroad Ties For Sale $10 each for #2’s $14 each for #1’s

2012 John Deere XUV625i Gator, poly cab with heater, 44 hours. Like new....................... $14,000 2010 John Deere Gator 4WD with cab, power box, Big Horn rims and tires, 120 hours. Like new....... ...................................................................Just in 2010 John Deere Gator 620i roof, windshield, manual box. Tag #10888.......................................... $8800 Degelman 14-1 14-ft. blade............................ $9400 2009 Arctic Cat XTX700 UTV, manual box lift, front glass windshield, rear poly windshield, AM/FM/CD. Tag #11376.................................................. $7500 2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XT650 with rebuilt engine. Tag #9522................................................... $7000 John Deere 59” 3-point snow blower. Tag #10328... .................................................................... $2000 Loftness snow blower. Tag #9430.................. $3000 Degelman 10-ft. manual angle blade. Tag #8652..... .................................................................... $3900 Degelman 14-ft. blade. Tag #9400.................. $7500 2001 John Deere 1900 liquid applicator cart, 70-ft. booms. Tag #8935.................................... $17,500 Many used miscellaneous AMS items (displays, receivers, steering wheels)....................................... ..............................Call for price and availabiltiy 2007 Cat 242B-2 skid steer, diesel, ROPS, auxiliary hydraulics, 68” bucket, low hours. Tag #11450..... ................................................................. $22,600 2001 John Deere 240 skid steer, 60” bucket, auxiliary hydraulics, foot controls, new tires. Tag #11096... ................................................................. $16,900

Ask about the Valley ‘After Season’ parts order specials USED GRAIN VACS & AUGERS

2007 Brandt 13” x 90-ft. hydraulic swing away auger, 1390 hp.................................................... $18,000 2003 Brandt 13” x 70-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #1614....................................................... $14,500 Brandt 10” x 70-ft. swing hopper auger with Hopper Walker mover............................................ Just in 1995 Brandt 7” x 35-ft. auger, engine drive. Tag #1409.......................................................... $4000 Wheatheart 13”x81-ft. swing auger, hydraulic mover, 540 PTO. Tag #10909.............................. $17,500 Wheatheart 10”x71-ft. swing auger. Tag #10891...... .................................................................... $6325 Rem 3700 grain vac. Tag #9963.................. $19,900 2011 Brandt 5200 EX grain vac. Tag #11022........... ................................................................. $19,500 2007 Brandt 5000 grain vac. Tag #9963...... $15,500 Walinga 714 Deluxe grain vac. Tag #9041....$16,000

USED BALERS As low as 0% OAC on select used balers

Deutz DX130 MFD tractor, loader, 3-point, PTO, 120 hp. Tag #10934........................................ $22,500

1987 Ford TW5 MFD tractor, 105 hp, 18.4x38 rears, 3-point, dual PTO, 4 remotes, new clutch, Westendork Quick Attach loader. Tag #9961... $19,000 Ford 5000 2WD tractor with cab, 3-point, 540 PTO, loader, bucket, grapple. Tag #10942........... $7900 Ford 8N 2WD, gas, 3-point, PTO, loader, many new parts. Tag #9885......................................... $2200

COMBINE HEADERS

John Deere 615P pickup header. Tag #11093.......... ................................................................. $12,500 John Deere 214 pickup header. Tag #10770.........$7800 5-2012 John Deere 615P pickup headers, low acres.................................................. $25,000 ea. John Deere 635F flex header. Tag #10955.....$22,250 2010 MacDon D60 45-ft. draper header, pickup reel. Tag #10929.............................................. $60,000 MacDon 960 36-ft. header, pickup reel, transport. Tag #10827..................................................... $15,000

TILLAGE

McFarlane HDL-1040-16 & HDL-1050-16 40-ft. and 50-ft.16 bar harrows..Call for preseason specials.

2011 John Deere 568 round baler, 1000 PTO, twine, hydraulic pickup lift, megawide pickup, push bar. Tag #10659.............................................. $36,500 2003 John Deere 567 round baler, net/twine. Tag #10871..................................................... $22,000 John Deere 566 round baler, 540 PTO, gauge wheels. Tag #10196.............................................. $17,000 1999 New Holland 565A round baler. Tag #11365... .................................................................... $5900 1997 New Holland 664 round baler. Tag #11353..... .................................................................... $6700 1984 John Deere 530 round baler, twine only. Tag #10726........................................................ $3500 2005 Case IH RBX562 round baler, net wrap, wide pickup, bale ramp. Tag #10739................ $18,500 New Holland 664 round baler, twine, Bale Command. Tag #10724................................................. $6900

Degelman SM7000 70-ft. spring spring harrow. Tag #10258..................................................... $13,900

Wil-Rich 12-bottom plow. Tag #10257..........$11,500

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Haybuster 2650 and 2800 bale processors. John Deere 7130 tractor MFWD, 3-point, PTO, 3 remotes, PowrQuad. John Deere 1830 60-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, tow between or tow behind 430-bushel carts. H&S wheel rakes. Wheatheart post pounders. Rem 2700 grain vac. Brandt 5200E 7500 hp grain vacs. Brandt drive-over grain belts. Degelman 6000 rock picker. Fast pull-type sprayers.

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2-2012 John Deere S680 combines, 640D draper header, low hours. Each......................... $430,000 2010 John Deere 9870 combine, 640D draper header, low hours. Tag #11349............... $360,000 2011 John Deere 9770 combine, 640D draper header, low hours. Tag #11178............... $335,000 2009 John Deere 9770 combine. Tag #11180.......... ............................................................... $203,000 2-2011 Case IH WD1203 16-ft. auger header, 350 2-2010 John Deere 9770 combines, 640D draper hours. Each............................................... $94,000 header, excellent shape. Each............... $315,000 2011 John Deere A400 windrower. Tag #11121....... 2007 John Deere 9760 combine, Contour Master, .................................................................. $65,000 chaffer, harvest monitor. Tag #10936...Coming in

2003 John Deere 4895 windrower with 14-ft. 895 auger header, rubber conditioner. Tag #10460...... .................................................................. $51,000 John Deere 956 MoCo, 14-ft. center pivot. Tag 2001 John Deere 9750 combine............... $120,000 #1474........................................................ $20,000 1998 John Deere 9600 combine. Tag #9246............ ................................................................. $66,000 1995 John Deere 9600 combine with MacDon 960 header, 20-ft. unloading auger, chopper. Tag #10790...................................................... $62,500 1994 John Deere 9600 combine with 930 header, batt reel, new header trailer. Tag #10782.........$60,000 1983 John Deere 8820 combine. Tag #10779.......... ................................................................. $13,500 2003 John Deere 956 141/2-ft. MoCo, Impeller con- 1983 John Deere 8820 combine. Tag #11446.......... ditioner, 1000 PTO. Tag #1584................. $18,500 .............................................................Coming in 2012 MacDon M105 windrower includes MacDon 1982 John Deere 7720 combine with JD 224 24-ft. D60-35 draper header. Tag #11104........ $155,514 header, pickup reel. Tag #11090................$11,364 New Holland HW320 windrower with 14-ft. auger 1997 Case 2188 combine, Maurer unloading auger header. Tag #10181.................................. $62,900 extension, no header, 2940 separator hours. Tag #10674...................................................... $55,000

2011 John Deere 4830 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, eductor, foam marker, traction control, very nice................................................. $244,000 2005 John Deere 4720 self-propelled sprayer, 90ft. high clearance booms, 840 gallon poly tank, integrated steering, 520/85R38 flotation tires, slip control, Auto Boom leveling, hydraulic wheel spread, Raven boom control, GS2 mapping and Ultra Glide, VariTarger tips, touch down wheels on booms, Star Fire receiver (no activation), 4781 hours. Tag #11383.................................. $105,000 2007 RoGator SS1074 self-propelled sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, Raven Viper Pro controls, foam marker. Tag #9745........................ $144,900 2000 Nitro 275 self-propelled sprayer, 104-ft. booms, 1200 gallon tank, AutoTrac, swather control, 2 set 2003 New Holland 1475 16-ft. MoCo, rubber conditioner, hydraulic guard angle. Tag #10738..$14,000 of tires. Tag #11425.................................. $79,000 New Holland 116 mower conditioner. Tag #10144... 2006 New Holland SF115 115-ft. booms, 1500 gallon ..................................................................... $6000 tank, windscreens, induction tank. Tag #11355..... 1984 Case 4000 windrower. Tag #10993........ $4000 ................................................................. $19,000 2002 Flexi-Coil 67XL wheel boom sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, Raven controls. Tag #9466... $12,000 1995 New Holland TR97 combine with 30-ft. head1999 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer with 100-ft. booms, er, pickup reel, 13-ft. pickup attachment, Ag Load1000 gallon tank. Tag #10356..................... $9000 Stop by and see our selection. er computer, 200 hours on rebuild. Tag #10789.... Fast 9500E suspended boom sprayer. Tag #10919.. Many sizes and colors to choose from. ................................................................. $59,000 ................................................................. $35,000 1994 Gleaner R62 combine, low hours, yield monitor, MacDon 963 30-ft. header.................. $83,000 Choteau

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Hence, Wyoming farmers could manage cereal Seeding date, frequency, and the growth grains for both forage and seed production. stage of forage harvest, subsequent moisture In 2012, there were approximately 41.5 milafter forage harvesting, and crop cultivar lion acres of winter wheat planted nationwide; influence the success of dual-purpose use of 8.2 million acres of which was planted in cereal crops. Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, A few studies have evaluated the potential South Dakota, and Wyoming. of using cereals as forage and grain in the Winter wheat is an important crop in WyoCHP region. ming with 158,000 acres planted during the Fall forage removal had little effect on 2011-12 growing season. With vast acreages Corrals • Windbreak • Barns • Fences wheat grain yield, but forage harvesting at of cereal crop production in the CHP region, Beams • Siding • Decks • Bridges joint stage caused 25-percent grain yield lossthe potential exits for dual-purpose (grown for es, and harvesting at boot stage produced no forage and grain) usage of winter cereals to Gregg and Robin Maxwell, Maxwell Lumber Inc. grain yield. The highly variable climatic patprovide winter forage for livestock. 406-538-7877 Lewistown, Montana terns in the CHP deserve special consideration Cereal Crop Pasture for the success of dual-purpose small grains Cereal crop pasture can provide a valuable in the region. Nonetheless, fall and spring forage growth from cereal grains can provide a good source of high-quality forage for recently weaned, spring-born calves and may limit the need for supplemental hay during winter and early spring in the CHP. 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USED DRILLS & ACCESSORIES

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill with 4350 tow behind cart, 12” spacing, variable rate, primary blockage. Tag #9601................................................ $77,900

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between air cart, nice shape. Tag #10488..$71,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill, 9” spacing, 3850 tow between VR cart. Tag #11108................................. $70,000

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between air cart, steel packers.

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill with 3450 cart, 10” spacing, variable rate, 550 trips. Tag #9494.... $69,900

2010 John Deere 1870 57-ft. Conserva Pak contour drill, on row packing, 12” spacing, 3” spread seed boots, double shoot, places urea below seed, with 1910 430-bushel 3-compartment tow between cart. #11368................................................... $180,000 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, NO air cart. Tag #1469................................... $39,500

Concord 5612 56-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, Concord 3000 tow behind cart. Tag #8902............. $23,500

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2009 John Deere 1870 56-ft. Conserva Pak drill, 12” spacing with 1910 430-bushel tow behind cart, double shoot. Tag #10208...................... $185,000 John Deere 1820 60-ft. air drill 10” spacing, with 430 tow behind cart. Tag #10852...................$110,000

Concord ATD 4812 48-ft. air drill with 12” spacing, 3000 air cart. Tag #1498.......................... $41,500 Morris Maxim 49-ft. double shoot air drill, 12” spacing, 7180 tow between cart. Tag #10921........ $32,200

0% financing on select air drills Priced AS IS 2002 Case IH ATX 5012 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, ADX 3360 tow between cart. Tag #10209..$60,000

1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between cart. Tag #9877................... $68,900 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between cart. Tag #9772.......................... $67,900

1994 John Deere 9450 drills, 60-ft., 12” spacing, transport. Tag #9418................................ $19,000 John Deere 9450 drills, 40-ft. 12” spacing, rubber press, AcraPlant, JD transport. Tag #1605............ ................................................................. $15,900 1989 John Deere 9400 40-ft. 10” spacing hoe drills, Morris Maxim 49A/D 50-ft. double shoot air drill, steel fertilizers, steel packers, 2” openers, transport. Tag press wheels, 7300 tow behind cart. Tag #1635... #8951....................................................... $13,000 ................................................................. $29,500

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John Deere 4995, with 16-ft. disc header. 1400 hours..........$75,900 2009 John Deere 4995 4 meter, 994 head, V10, conditioner, button tires, 558 hours.................................................................$95,900 4-2010 New Holland 8040, 12-ft. HS headers, rotary screens, buddy seat, 800-1000 hours. Each..............................................$57,900 New Holland HW305S with 14-ft. auger header....................$44,900 2005 MacDon 9352i Turbo, 14-ft. auger header, button tires, 1220 hours.................................................................................$57,000 1995 MacDon 9000, turbo with 14-ft. sickle bar header, air, radio and 710 hours..........................................................................$29,900 Hesston 6400, gas, 12-ft. header, no cab.................................$1000

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2004 New Holland 1432 13-ft. flail swing tongue...................$12,900 2003 New Holland 499 12-ft. haybine.......................................$7000 MacDon 4000 9-ft. mower conditioner......................................$4900

HESSTON SQUARE BALERS

2-Hesston 4910 4x4 big square balers, 35,000 & 42,000 bales. Always shedded, very clean, field ready. Each..............................$33,900 Massey-Ferguson Hesston 2190 4x4 big square baler, single axle, approximately 15,000 bales. Shedded.................................. CALL

RAKES

New Holland 216 rake...........................................................$11,900 New Holland 216 unitized hydraulic rakes. ..............................$9900 Vermeer R23A twin rake...........................................................$7500 Sitrex MK10-12 rake..............................................................$10,500

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2008 New Holland BR7090, net/twine, extra wide sweep, floatation tires. Very nice....................................................................$32,000 New Holland BR780A round baler........................................$23,900 2004 New Holland BR780 twine, extra sweep pickup, hydraulic pickup lift.......................................................................................$15,500 1998 New Holland 664 net/twine, hydraulic pickup loft, nice.... $10,000

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2012 RENTAL New Holland BB9080 3X4 square baler, single axle, approximately 3000 bales.....SPECIAL LOW PRICE............ CALL 2007 New Holland 580 square baler. 2 seasons use, like new........... ..........................................................................................$17,900 1994 New Holland 580 square baler, 16”x18” bales..............$10,900 New Holland 320 square baler, 14”x18” bales, PTO drive........$2500

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2-2012 John Deere 568 round balers, surface wrap, mega wide pickup, flotation tires. Approximately 5800 bales. Each ................$36,900 2-John Deere 567 round balers, surface wrap, mega wide pickup. ... .......................................................................Starting at $17,900 3-John Deere 566 round baler. .............................Starting at $9900

2008 John Deere 8330, 225 hp, MFWD, PowerShift, duals, front weights, 4330 hours........................................................................ $139,900 2010 John Deere 8295R, MFWD, PowerShift, 3 point, PTO and 2500 hours................................................................................. $189,900 2009 John Deere 8230, MFWD, PowerShift, 3 point, PTO, new front tires and 4711 hours.......................................................... $133,900 John Deere 6715, MFWD, 16 speed PowrQuad with LH reverser, 540/1000 PTO, JD 740 loader, 8000 hours. ....................... $55,900 John Deere 6115D, MFWD, 3 point, PTO, 2 hydraulics, 95 PTO hp, 9F/9R transmission with reverser, Mounted with JD 673 Loader. . .. ............................................................................................ $69,900 John Deere 6400 MFWD, John Deere 640 loader, 11,036 hours.......... ............................................................................................ $34,900 2010 John Deere 5105M MFWD, 90 PTO hp, 540 PTO, cab, 16 speed, reverser, 563 loader, bucket, low hours............................... $59,500 1994 John Deere 7400, with MFWD, 3 SCV’s, air seat and loader ready. 8719 hours.......................................................................... $42,900 1990 John Deere 4455, with MFWD, 540/1000 PTO, 3 hydraulics, excellent rubber and JD 740 loader..................................... $35,000 1990 John Deere 2755, 2WD with cab, air, 3 point, 2 rear hydraulics and 6600 hours................................................................... $20,900 1974 John Deere 4430, 2WD with cab, 2 rear hydraulics, Quad-Range, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO and 11,505 hours. Nice tractor....... $16,900 2011 John Deere 3320 with 300 CX loader, hydro, 12 hours...$25,900 2011 New Holland T6050 with cab, MFD, 16x16 transmission, 840TL loader with bucket and grapple, 1500 hours.....................$76,900 New Holland TD80 open station, MFD, 540 PTO, 2 rear SCV’s and new Buhler loader. 1400 hours.........................................$29,900 2008 New Holland LM5040 telehandler with pallet forks. 2400 hours.................................................................................$72,900 Valtra Valmet 8150 4WD with powershift, 3 function loader, 540/1000 PTO, 3 point. 7354 hours..................................................$34,900 International 806 2WD, cab, standard transmission, Farmhand loader................................................................................$14,300 Ford 8N, 2WD...........................................................................$2200 Sweepster broom, 10-ft., fits 5000 series John Deere.............$9000

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2007 New Holland HW305 self propelled windrower, 2007 NH HS12 auger header, 1233 hours..................................................$52,000 Bale King combo feeder for large square or round bales.........$9500 Morris 1400 Hay Hiker, 14 bale..............................................$16,900 Morris 881 Hay Hiker, 8 bale..................................................$10,900 Highline 5-bale mover, 6800 feeder..........................................$9500 John Deere 630 tandem disc with 9” spacing, 18” discs, hydraulic fold, hydraulic depth control.......................................................$19,900 John Deere 970 21-ft. culti-packer, hydraulics, ‘S’ tines, front & rear scrapers, rear hitch............................................................$19,900 International 6200 grain drill....................................................$6500 International 620 12-ft. press drill with 6” spacing, grain/grass/fertilizer boxes. Always shedded.........................................................$6000 Brillion WM3001 24-ft. culti-packer...........................................$8500 Aerway 15-ft. aerator with transport hitch..............................$11,500 Schulte 148 15-ft. flail chopper, drawbar...................................$3500 Anderson rockpicker, 5-ft. working width, 540 PTO drive.........$1750 HMDE HD Grapple fits Farmhand F11 and JD 740 loader.........$900 New 2012 John Deere 550 S4 camo, roof, 3/4 windshield....$11,900

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CAB & CHASSIS FOR SALE 1995 Freightliner FL70 cab & chassis, 8.3L Cummins, Allison automatic transmission, weak. Phone 406-799-6923

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By CAHNRS and WSU Extension Stefano Musacchi, an internationally rec“We’ve been developing a list of needs that ognized leader in pomology (the science of the industry needs in terms of research and fruit and fruit growing), will join the faculty at extension,” he said. “We know we need both Washington State University (WSU) in August research and extension leaders. 2013 as the endowed chair in tree fruit physiol“We just saw the hiring of Desmond Layne, ogy/management. The chair is funded by the a leader in the delivery of scientific informastate’s apple and pear growers through their tion to producers through extension,” he said. historic partnership with WSU by investing “With Stefano, we will have two strong lead$27 million to expand tree fruit research and ers to keep research and extension coordinated extension as part of the Campaign for WSU. to focus scientific collaborations on industry Musacchi is assistant professor in the Unichallenges.” versity of Bologna’s Department of Fruit Tree “Stefano brings an international component and Woody Plant Sciences. He is familiar with to the Pacific Northwest through extensive tree fruit production in the Pacific Northwest, formal and informal working relationships having visited the region as a consulting visitwith academics and apple and pear industry ing scientist numerous times in his 20-pluspersonnel throughout the United States, Euyear career. rope, New Zealand, South America and South “Bringing Stefano to Washington further Africa,” said Rick Knowles, chair of the WSU solidifies the region’s status as an international Department of Horticulture. “He employs both leader in tree fruit production and research,” whole-plant and molecular approaches in his said Dan Bernardo, vice president for agriculresearch and excels at developing practical ture and extension at WSU. “His experience in solutions to production issues through applied orchard systems, fruit physiology and the bioresearch. chemistry of grafting bring incredible depth “He brings experience and success in initiand breadth to our already world-class team ating and leading large collaborative projects of tree fruit research and extension experts.” that are well funded by competitive sources. “Stefano brings experience that will pro“While the endowed position is focused on duce immediate benefit to the industry, and research, Stefano also brings considerable exgrowers are excited about being able to put a perience in teaching, which has the potential to new emphasis on horticultural research,” said greatly enrich the content of courses taught at Jim Doornink, chair of the Washington Tree WSU,” Knowles said. “He is actively engaged Fruit Research Commission. The commission in mentoring graduate students and will bring was established by the state Legislature in a student with him to WSU.” 1969 to support research programs benefitting “Stefano will be a tremendous addition to the Washington tree fruit industry. the faculty at the WSU Tree Fruit Research “The industry has needed a strong generand Extension Center in Wenatchee,” said Jay alist in apple and pear horticulture who can Brunner, director of WSU Wenatchee. “He is a mature scientist whose research is respected hit the ground running and work directly in orchards with growers as well as conduct basic around the world. Stefano leads research collaborations across disciplines and has the gift research in the lab,” said Jake Gutzwiler, a of interacting with growers, understanding cherry grower and quality control manager for their problems and executing studies leading Stemilt Growers. “We’re looking to Stefano to to solutions. coordinate existing research and help identify “The arrival of Stefano demonstrates the long-term areas of focus.” commitment of WSU to use the investments Gutzwiler is chair of the WSU Endowment of the apple and pear industry to hire the best Advisory Committee which, with WSU adscientists in the world to address the problems ministrators and researchers, guides decisions facing this critical sector of Washington’s about how to direct funds from the $27 million agricultural industry,” he said. gift from the tree fruit industry. In Bologna, at Italy’s oldest university, Musacchi has an active research program that has attracted almost $4.2 million Euros – about $6 million USD – in funding over the past eight years. He has worked on numerous fruit crops including apple, pear, quince, peach and cherry. He runs intensive fieldand lab-based programs, with projects ranging from applied aspects of propagation, pome and stone fruit training systems and agronomic evaluation of rootstocks and cultivars to basic research focused on the physiological and biochemical mechanisms of graft incompatibility. His lab has developed model in vitro systems to investigate graft incompatibility. He has more than 110 publications in both English and Italian, including journals, proceedings from national and international conferences and various trade articles. “I’m excited to be coming to the Pacific Northwest and joining an innovative industry that so strongly supports cuttingedge research,” Musacchi said.


Protecting U.S. troops against sand flies

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping deployed American troops protect themselves against sand flies, which are major pests in Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East. Sand flies are vectors of Leishmania parasites that cause leishmaniasis, a devastating disease for which there is no vaccine or medication. People who are bitten by infected sand flies do not know whether they have the disease until it becomes apparent three or four months later. Symptoms include permanent skin disfigurement and sometimes severe organ damage. At the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) KniplingBushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory in Kerrville, Texas, entomologists Andrew Li and Adalberto Pérez de León, along with their colleagues, are studying different methods to kill sand flies. Part of the research is funded by a USDA initiative called the Deployed War-Fighter Protection Research Program, designed to find methods to help protect military personnel against disease-causing insects. The researchers are screening insecticides to find out which ones are more effective and useful to military personnel and other people affected by this pest. Li is also studying sand fly resistance to pesticides, and is developing a test for detecting the mutations responsible for resistance. To evaluate new insecticides and repellents, researchers started a sand fly colony, which will also enable them to develop formulations and design diagnostic tools that can rapidly detect sand fly resistance to chemicals. This research is especially crucial for deployed military personnel. It was reported that in one incident, troops in Iraq were being bitten between 100 and 1,000 times per night by sand flies. Finding solutions to control sand flies is also a priority of scientists at the ARS European Biological Control Laboratory in Thessaloniki, Greece, where they’re taking a close look at sand fly populations that transmit leishmaniasis in their country. Results from this research could also help scientists initiate better strategies and develop new and improved tools to control sand flies. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency.

Stopping flies before they mature

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service An insect growth regulator is one of the latest technologies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are adding to their arsenal to help fight houseflies that spread bacteria to food. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency’s Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville, Florida, are using an insect growth regulator called pyriproxyfen to kill house flies that spread bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other illnesses. When pyriproxyfen is applied to larval breeding sites such as manure, it mimics a hormone in the larvae, preventing the larvae from maturing. According to ARS entomologist Chris Geden at the Gainesville center, the greatest potential use for pyriproxyfen may be via autodissemination, a process in which adult flies treated with the growth regulator carry it to egg-laying sites. In his experiments, flies were treated with a dust containing pyriproxyfen and then allowed to lay their eggs on a larval medium. All immature flies died in the pupal stage. Geden also studied the dosages required, the potency needed, different formulations, and the amount a fly can transport to the larval habitat. Small dosages of pyriproxyfen were extremely effective against house flies, which were able to carry enough back to their breeding sites to prevent immature flies from becoming adults. New, more potent formulations are being tested to improve the delivery system. Baits and traps are other methods being used to help control house flies. Working with University of Florida scientists, ARS entomologist Jerry Hogsette at Gainesville has found that multiple traps may be needed at capture sites to effectively decrease fly populations. One reason is that houseflies can use almost any moist surface as an egg-laying site. Flies also grow quickly, and can develop from an egg to an adult in less than seven days. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency.

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Bronze birch borers

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: The top one-third of my birch didn’t produce leaves this year. The rest of the tree looks healthy. We didn’t have an intense winter and there was no digging done in the area. Do you have any ideas about what may have happened? (Ottawa, Canada) A: This sounds like it might be the work of bronze birch borers. Check the bark for d-shaped exit holes or rippling in the bark. If this much of the tree has been hit by this pest, you are better off having it removed. Go to http://www. extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1417.html for more information on bronze birch borers and photos of the damage these pests inflict on trees. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


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Brownie-Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size) 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping 1 pint peppermint ice cream, softened 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in vanilla and bittersweet chips. Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Gently press down center of crust if necessary. Cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle caramel topping over crust; spread evenly with ice cream. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream, confectioners’ sugar and extract until stiff peaks form. Spread over ice cream; sprinkle with crushed peppermints. Yield: 8 servings.

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1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided 2 cups Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar 3/4 cup sour cream 12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots 3/4 cup chopped walnuts Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, sour cream and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 5-1/2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate until melted. Stir in marshmallow creme until blended. Fold in apricots and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 2 pounds.

No-Bake Cookie Balls

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1-3/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 55 wafers) 1 cup chopped Diamond of California® Walnuts, toasted 1/3 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons light corn syrup Additional confectioners’ sugar In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla wafers, walnuts, orange juice and corn syrup. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in additional confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 dozen.

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GRAIN CART

2012 Brent 882 800 bushel, 20” corner auger, 120” rigid axle, 27x32WH/30.5x32 R1 14 ply tires, Weather Guard roll tarp, 3.75” hitch, scale. #14200789. (2)........ ................................................$50,000

PICKUP HEADERS 2012 John Deere S680 Premier cab & radio, HID extrmty lights, AutoTrac ready, Command Touch, 7.9M unloading auger, fine cut chipper, 750/65R26, 900/60R32, 110 volt coolant heater, 12” axle spacers with 640D header. 0% Interest Avalable - oac. #16001373. (3)..........................CALL 2012 John Deere S680 Premium cab & radio, HID lights & Extremity, AutoTrac ready, GS3 7” Touch screen, Pro drive transport with harvest, 2-wheel drive, Command Touch multi speed small wire concave, general purpose CLN Shoeho, Tristream rotor XTD, 7.9M unloading auger, fine cut chipper, 750/65R26 R1W, 900/60R32 R1, 110 volt collant heater, 12” axle spacers, SEC concave cover plate. 0% Interest Available - oac. #16001372.....CALL 2011 John Deere S680 variable Stream rotor, side hill performance package, Pro-Drive transmission with Harvest Smart, Command Touch multi-speed feeder house drive system, small grain concaves, 26-ft. unloading auger, chopper with powercast powered tailboard, 520/85R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 rear tires, Premium cab & radio, HID lights, AutoTrac ready, Greenstar 3-2630 screen mounted on armrest. 0% Interest Avalable - oac. #16001338................................CALL 2011 John Deere “4WD” 9770STS 360 hp, 3-speed hydro transmission, Firestone 20.8x42 drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, Command Touch operator control console, Touchset automatic combine adjust, Premium header control package, Contour Master feederhouse with reverser, bullet rotor, 2-stage Dyna-Flo II cleaning system, extended wear small wire & roundbar concaves, extended wear grain handling system with high capacity 22.5-ft. unload system, straw chopper, 635D 35-ft. draper header, Mauer grain tank extension, 935 hours. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001308.....CALL 2010 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, field vision HID lights, Contour Master feeder house with reverser & high torque variable speed drive, 3.15” lift cylinders, extended wear threshing elements, separator tines & rotor top cover, extended wear stainless steel clean grain elevator, tank charge housing & grain tank loading auger housing, heavy duty grain tank cross augers, Mauer grain tank extension, 2 speed chopper, 800/70R38, 8L-26 rear tires, adjustable rear axle. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001333.....CALL 2010 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, field vision HID lights, Contour Master feeder house with reverser & high torque variable speed drive, 3.15” lift cylinders, extended wear threshing elements, separator tines & rotor top cover, extended wear stainless steel clean grain elevator, tank charge housing & grain tank loading auger housing, heavy duty grain tank cross augers, Mauer grain tank extension, 2 speed chopper, 800/700R38, 28L-26 rear tires, adjustable rear axle. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001332.....CALL 2009 John Deere 9770STS Performance Plus custom package, Premier cab, Contour Master feederhouse with reverser, 3.15” lift cylinders, premium header package, small grain & round bar concaves, separator & grain handling package with high capacity 22.5-ft. unloading auger, 2 speed straw chopper, Firestone 800/65R32 drive tires with 4” axle extension, 600/65R26 steering tires, concave cover plates, additional grain tank sensor. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001263... . ................................................CALL

MISCELLANEOUS HARVEST equipMENT

John Deere straw spreader, came off 9750 combine. #16001054.......$1500 John Deere straw spreader, off 9760STS. #16001055...............................$1500 John Deere straw spreader fits 9600 combine. #16001056.................. $500

2009 John Deere 9770STS 360 hp, hydro, Premier cab package, Contour Master feeder house with reverser, premium header package, 22’x5” high capacity unload auger, widespread straw chopper, Firestone 800/65R32 drive tires with 4” axle extensions, 600/65R28 steering tires, concave cover plates, additional grain tank sensor, 635D35-ft. draper header, pickup reel, transportation kit. “Reconditioned”. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001262. (3)..............................................CALL 2008 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, custom cutter, extended wear grain handling system, deluxe header control, general purpose chaffer, 6.9 hi capacity regular auger, heavy duty final drive, 20.8-42 R1/520 85R42 duals, clean grain auger. Finance Available - oac. #16001362. (1)................CALL 2007 John Deere 9760STS Premier cab, Contour Master feeder house, variable speed Posi-Torq drive & reverser, Premium header controls with 3 position header height, small grain concaves, straw chopper, tail board spreader, 800/65R32 drive tires, 600/65R28 steering tires, buddy seat, AM/FM, stereo, CD player, JD 936D header. Finance Available - oac. #16001359. (4)..............................................CALL 2004 John Deere 9760STS with Contour Master variable speed feeder house, Touchset concave, small wire concaves, GP chaffer, wide spread/fine cut chopper, 30.5x32/18.4x26, buddy seat, service lights, HID lights, sidehill cleaning shoe package, 12” spacers, JD 936D draper header with pickup reel, stubble lights, road transport system. Finance Available - oac. #16001361. (4)..............................................CALL 2004 John Deere 9760STS chopper with chaff spreader, small wire concave, TouchSet concave adjust, Harvest monitor, Firestone tires, high density lighting, heavy duty final drive, 110 volt coolant heater, 105mm axle spacers, field office training seat with 936D draper header, pickup reel. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001343. (4)..............................................CALL 2002 John Deere 9750STS 325 engine hp, hydro, 300 bushel grain tank, Contour Master feeder house, Greenstar yield & moisture monitor, 20-ft. unloading auger, chopper, 800/65R32 drive tires, 18.4x26 steering tires, axle spacers, service lights, JD 936D-36-ft. draper header. Finance Available oac. #16001287........................CALL 2003 John Deere 9650STS standard hydro drive type, 250 bushel grain tank, 20-ft. unloading auger, chaff spreader, dual tires. Finance Available - oac. #16001367. (2)..........................CALL 1998 John Deere 9610 hydraulic fore/aft, beater grate curtain, chaff spreader, straw walkers, fine cut with JD 930R header. Finance Available - oac. #16001366. (2)..........................CALL 1998 John Deere 9610 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header, right hand lever control, hydraulic fore/aft reel, AM/FM radio, beater grate curtain with JD 930R rigid header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001272. (1)..CALL 1996 John Deere 9600 dual range cylinder, 260 hp engine, beater grate curtain, straw spreader, folding grain tank loading auger, radio/AM/FM/ antenna, hydraulic fore/aft reel, 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header reel control, 1 gallon accumulator with JD 936D header. Finance Available oac. #16001369. (4)..................CALL 1996 John Deere 9600 20-ft. unloading auger, straw spreader, Dial-A-Speed header reel control, hydraulic fore/aft reel, radio/AM/FM/antenna, folding grain tank loading auger, beater grate curtain, 260 hp engine, dual range cylinder, 300MM axle spacer with JD 936D header. Finance Available - oac. #16001368. (4)..........................CALL

RIGID HEADERS

2000 John Deere 930R header. #16002258. (4)...........................$9500

1994 John Deere 9600 chopper, chaff spreader, 30.5LX32 tires, hydraulic fore/aft reel, Dial-A-Speed header right lever control, field lighting, 20-ft. unloading auger with 936D header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001340. (4)..............................................CALL 1993 John Deere 9600 6 cylinder, 240 bushel tank, 260 hp, 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed reel with JD 930R bat reel header. Finance Available oac. #16001351. (2)..................CALL 1992 John Deere 9600 grain combine, 12” axle extension, 30.5x32 diamond tread tires, 14.9x24 rear tires, straw chopper with JD 930 platform, pickup reel. 0% Interest Available - oac. #16001295. (3)..............................................CALL 1991 John Deere 9600 combine with chopper, 18.4x38 dual tires, 14.9/24 steering, DAS, Harvest Trak, AM/FM, John Deere 930R platform, pickup reel. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001277. (4)..........................CALL 1990 John Deere 9600 conventional combine, deluxe cab, air, hydro, 240 bushel grain tank, Dial-A-Matic reel speed & header height, chopper, chaff spreader, new 30.5x32 drive tires 2011, 400 hours on factory rebuilt engine, reconditioned 2012, 5306 engine hours, 3611 separator hours. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001327.....CALL John Deere 7720 with 224 header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001325... . ................................................CALL 2002 Case IH 2388 280 hp, 2 speed hydro, yield & moisture monitor with 1042 36-ft. draper header. Finance Available - oac. #16001353. (1).......CALL 1981 Case IH 1480 hydro, 6 cylinder diesel, 210 bushel grain tank, 25-ft. auger header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001370. (4)..........................CALL 2002 Agco Gleaner R62 dual tailings, 4 speed hydro, 2 speed cylinder, 30.5x32 drive tires, 280 hp, Cummins 8.3L, plastic finger reel with MacDon 962 36-ft. header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001273. (1)................CALL

FLEX HEADERS

2011 John Deere 635F 35-ft., composite auger fingers, finger reel. #16002230. . ................................................$44,500 2006 John Deere 635F flexible draper header. #16002237.................$32,500 2006 John Deere 635F 35-ft., pickup reel, composite fingers, high stone dam. #16002264..............................$25,000 2004 John Deere 635F header, auger composite fingers, HH sensing & contour sensor, spare knife. #16002243. (3)............................................$28,500 2003 John Deere 930F header with Crary air reel. #16002274.................$18,500 2001 John Deere 930F 30-ft. with pickup reel, 2 wheel trailer. #16002249.$14,500 1998 John Deere 930F 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002254..............................$10,000 2003 Case IH 1020 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002268.................................$6500 2001 Agco-Gleaner 800 30-ft. header. #16002182. (1)........................$15,000

2012 John Deere 14-ft. belt pickup attachment, hydraulic drive. #16002262.$8000

2012 John Deere 14-ft. belt pickup attachment, hydraulic drive. #16002261.$8000 1981 John Deere 212P 12-ft. pickup header with JD attachment. #16002253........... ...................................................$3995 1979 John Deere 212P 14-ft. header with Melroe 351 pickup attachment. #16002240.................................$3500 1976 John Deere 212P 12-ft., no attachment. #16002212. (1).................$2500 John Deere 100 12-ft. with Melroe attachment. #16002209. (3)...................$700

HEADER TRAILERS

2012 Unverferth AWS42 42-ft. , wheel steer transport, field runner/green, 235/80x16 tires, no brakes. #14200794....... $9500 2012 Unverferth AWS36 36-ft., wheel steer transport, field runner/green, 225/75x15 tires, no brakes. #14200796....... $9000 2012 header trailer. #16009204....... $7000

2008 Bourgault 1100 21.5Lx16.1 lug tires, 1000 PTO, roll tarp. #16009206........... ................................................$39,500 2006 Ez-Trail 860 860 bushel, PTO, hydraulic drive, tarp, no scale. #16009207..... ................................................$25,000

UFT 750 750 bushel, green, scale. #16009199. (4)........................$21,000 2010 Unverferth HM4201G “Highway Legal”, 42-ft. Road Runner header trailer, brake lights. #14200541..........$12,950

Unverferth 35-ft. Road Runner header trailer. #16009192. (3)................. $9800

miscellaneous

2012 John Deere 480/80R50 set of 2 radial Goodyear tires & rims, fits 4930 or 4940 commercial sprayer. #16010030............................ $13,000 2012 John Deere 480/80R50 set of 2 tires & wheels, fits 4930 & 4940 commerical sprayer. #16010029............... $13,000 2012 John Deere AR260462 480/80R46 duals off 7200R tractor. #14401614... . ............................................ $10,000 2-520/85R-46 R2 tires, deep tread with 50 hours. #16009096.................... $2800 2-480/75R-34 R2 tires, deep tread, 50 hours. #16009095.................... $2450 John Deere 18.4x46 dual tire and rim set. #16009106. (1)......................... $1350

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GRAIN VAC

2011 Rem 3700 14-ft. auger discharge height, 7 flexible steel & aluminum pipes, floor sweep, clean-up nozzle, 70 hp minimum, up to 10,000 bushels per hour. #13004020........................CALL

2011 Unverferth 1194 Avalanche, 1100 bushel, double auger, 22” pivoting unloading auger, 520/85R42 walking beam, tandem duals. #16010022. (4).. ................................................$71,500

Fordson tractor, parts machine.

draper headerS

2011 John Deere 640D 40-ft., pickup reel, full length skid shoes, cross auger, transportation lights. #16002265.......... ................................................$75,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft., double sickle, hydrofloat automatic suspension & position control system, gauge wheels, 16” feed drum, 1 piece poly tine pickup reel with 10” center tube, hydraulic fore/aft, Dial-A-Speed reel control, 40” wide side draper belts with speed sensor rubberized drive belt rollers, single point hookup, spare sickles, road transport with lights. #16002260. (1)............................................$57,500 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002252.........$55,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft., double sickle, hydrafloat automatic suspension & position control system, gauge wheels, 16” feed drum, 1-piece poly tine pickup reel with 10” center tube, hydraulic fore/aft, dial-a-speed control, 40” wide draper belts, single point hookup, spare sickle & road transport with lights. #16002224.............$50,000 2008 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002259.........$52,000 2004 John Deere 936D 36-ft. header, pickup reel, transportation kit. #16002256. (1)............................................$38,500 2005 MacDon 974 60 Series, pickup reel, flex draper. #16002242. (2)........CALL 2003 MacDon 974 header. #16002250..... ................................................$40,000 2003 MacDon 963 36-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit, 60 Series JD adapter. #16002193..............................$30,000 1998 MacDon 962 36-ft., pickup reel, transport. #16002278. (4)........$25,000

406-228-2496 or 800-428-2496 Glasgow, MT (1) 406-765-1531 or 800-443-9447 Plentywood, MT (2) 406-485-2145 or 800-521-5800 Circle, MT (4) 406-787-6201 Culbertson, MT (3) Check out our website: www.fesmt.com

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Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Rob Campbell, Salesman 406-942-0543; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Plentywood: DJ. Dixon, Salesman 406-480-3512 Circle: Mike Haynie, Store Manager/Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-790-0722


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air seeders - RENTAL AVAILABLE

NO-TILL DISK DRILLS 2011 John Deere 1895 43-ft. no-till disk drill, dual delivery tubes/anhydrous, smooth gauge wheels, cast fertilizer closing wheel, double shoot air package, primary blockage system for seed and fertilizer, main frame dual wheels 31-13.5x15, wing weight bracket, 1910-430 tow behind air seeder, 3-tanks, 6-run double shoot system, 18.4x4R-42 duals, variable seed/fertilizer rate control, 10” loading auger, regular & high rate meter roller. #16005201.......................... $230,000 2008 John Deere 1895 43-ft. no-till, 10” spacing, anhydrous kit, tow behind, 430 bushel 1910 cart/conveyor, all run seed blockage, super cooler and hydraulic winch kit for cart. #16005215. (1)........................................ $177,500 2006 John Deere 1895 40-ft. no-till disk drill, 10” spacing, dual shoot air package, cast closing wheel, steel gauge wheel, 1910-340 tow behind air seeder. #16005203.......................... $173,000

2004 John Deere 1895 42-ft. no-till disk drill, 10” spacing, dry fertilizer, single placement fertilizer, steel gauge wheel tow-behind 1910-430 air seeder, 12” conveyor, flotation tires, variable seed and fertilizer rate control. #16005167. . .......................................... $146,000 AIR HOE DRILL 2011 John Deere 1835 41-ft. 550#, 3-rank 5.5”x21”semi pneumatic press wheels, electronic depth control, transport lowering stop, rock guards, tow behind, primary blockage, knife body & hardware, 4” tip with roll pin knife, 2011 JD 1910 430 bu, 3 tank, 4-run double shoot, 10” spacing, reg meter roller/front, high meter roller/ rear, 2-710/70R-38 high flotation tires, dual wheel caster beam, field hitch air sdng tool, 10” auger with steel flighting, variable speed. #16005181. (4).......... . .......................................... $180,000 2009 John Deere 1835 61-ft. air hoe drill, 18” disc fertilizer bander with cast closing wheel, 10” spacing, 550# trip, 3/4” carbide tips, 4”x22” steel packer wheels, rock guards, positive depth control with active down pressure, 1910-430 tow behind air seeder, 3 tanks, 8 run double shoot, 2 regular meters, 1 high rate meter, front dual caster wheels, rear cane & rice tires, 8” fill & unload auger, fill lights, powered caliabration, variable seed/fertilizer rate control, open tank indicators. Only 10,500 acres. #16005189 (1)............. .3 years 0% Interest Available - oac 2008 John Deere 1835 60-ft., 10” spacing, JD 1” carbide tips, 33x15.5 flotation tires, duals on wings, rock guards, primary blockage, 4” steel packer wheels, 550# trips, SFB single dick openers with closing wheels, dry fertilizer delivery with 430 bushel John Deere 1910 commodity cart, variable rate, 8” auger, powered calibration, 30.5x32 cane and rice, NH3 hitch, duals on front cart, fill lights. #16005199. (3).......... $177,500

2000 John Deere 1820/1900 air hoe drill, 60-ft., 7.5” spacing, 4x21” semi-pneumatic packers, rock guards, 1” stealth openers, 1900 air trank, 350 bushel tow behind, 8” load auger, 30.5/32 diamonds, 21.5L/16.1SL cleats, single shoot, primary blockage. #16005139. (3).......................................... $55,000 1998 John Deere 1820 60-ft. air hoe drill, dual caster, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3x21 steel packers, rock guards, 787 tow between air seeder, remote blockage switch. #16005200. (2)... $45,000

2007 Bourgault 5710 53-ft. air hoe drill with 9.8” spacing, stealth 1” openers, single shoot, mid row banders, NH3 system, rock guards, solid steel press, leading 6350 air tank, 8” loading auger, auxiliary lights, 2-tank cart, 30.5x32 cleats. #16005138. (2)...............CALL 2005 Bourgault 5710 53-ft. air hoe drill, 10” row spacing, 450# trips, square seed boots, speed lock adapters, mid-row II banders, double shoot air system, L6450, 3-tank leading air seeder, 10” hydraulic assist load/ unload auger. #16005207... $153,500

1992 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3.5 steel packers, double shoot, double caster on main frame Goose shooter boots, full auto rate on cat with 2000 2320 cart. #16005217. (1).......................................... $52,000 1992 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill with 1615 tow between cart. #16005209... . ............................................ $28,000 AIR SEEDER 1998 Flexi-Coil 2320 tow behind cart, 7” auger mechanic rate, single fan, 230 bushel. #16005190. (1)............. $9500

CONVENTIONAL DRILLS

2002 John Deere 1730 integral planter, 12 row, 22” spacing, Maxemerge Plus, Computrac monitor, spring applied down pressure, 1.6 bushel seed hoppers, rubber tire closing wheels. #16005212. (3)........................$35,000 John Deere 9400 30-ft. grain drills, 7” spacing with transport. #16005214. (4)....... ................................................$12,500

2009 Great Plains 2600 hydraulic folding 26-ft. disk drills, 7-1/2” spacing, liquid fertilizer attachment. #16005192. (1)... ................................................$47,500

HAY RAKES

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Tractors - Row crop - COMPACT John Deere 4020 cab, syncro transmission, 23.1-30.00 front with 158 loader & grapple. #16003637. (4).....$12,500

2011 John Deere 4720 MFWD, 66 engine hp, 56 PTO hp, cab, air, heat, hydro, air ride seat, cruise, AM/FM stereo, safety beacon, dual mid & rear hydraulic remotes, dual mid & rear 540 PTO, 3 pt., 17.5L-24 rear & 10.00-16 front tires with industrial tread, 400CX self leveling loader, “Only 65 hours.” #16003653. (1)......................$49,750

2011 John Deere 3720 MFWD, DOM IT4, open station, air ride, hydro transmission, mid PTO, 43x16-20R4/27x8.515R, dual & single rear remotes, 300CX loader, 72” auto connect mower, 673 tiller. #16003652. (3)....... . ............................................$36,000

John Deere 705 hydra rake. #16006655. (3)............................................ $9100

2004 Bourgault 5710 54-ft. air hoe drill with mid row banders, 9.8” spacing, 3-1/2” steel packers, 450# trips, 3/4” carbide tips, 5350 tow behind air seeder. #16005194............... $82,000

2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft., 12” spacing, 550# trips, 5.5” spacing semipneumatic packer wheels, double shoot air package with stealth 4” paired row openers, basic pin sensor blockage with 2000 Flexi-Coil 3450 tow between variable rate air cart, single fan, 10” auger, 30.5x32-R3 diamonds with 2000 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow behind variable rate air cart with 50 bushel 3rd tank option, 8” auger, dual fan, 28Lx26 R-1 tires. #16005158. (1)....... $71,500 2000 Flexi-Coil 7500 40-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, 4.5” steel packers, 350# trips with 1” shanks, McKay 2” knock-on spoons, John Deere 787 tow between tank, 170 bushel. #16005213. (1).......................................... $15,000 1998 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 71/2” spacing, stealth boots, carbide tips, 3x21 solid wheels with 3450 cart, one tank, 3 compartments, variable rate, single shoot, 30.5x32 diamond tires. #16005186. (4)...................... $39,000

2002 John Deere 4115 3-pt., 24 hp, 2 hydraulic, 540 PTO, front tires 7.00x12, rear tires 35x12-16.5, hydro transmission with JD 410 loader. #16003613. (1).........................................$14,000 2011 Sitrex MK16 16 wheel V-rake, 30-ft. working width, 14 mph work speed, minimum 40 hp., 8’3” transport hitch. #13012256............................ $19,500

2009 Frontier WR1218C 18 wheel, high capacity with center wheel. #13009047............................ $21,500

New Holland 216 hydraulic drive, folding twin rake. #16007358. .......... $13,000

1980 John Deere 950 MFWD, 23 hp diesel engine, 27 PTO hp, 8F/2R manual transmission, 540 PTO, 3-pt., loader. #16003629...............................$8500 1973 John Deere 4630 2WD, powershift, 2 hydraulics, PTO, no 3-pt., 20.8x38 duals with Degelman dozer. #16003610. (4)......................$20,000

406-228-2496 or 800-428-2496 Glasgow, MT (1) 406-765-1531 or 800-443-9447 Plentywood, MT (2) 406-485-2145 or 800-521-5800 Circle, MT (4) 406-787-6201 Culbertson, MT (3)

1974 White 2-105 2WD, cab, syncro, duals, 3 hydraulics, 540/1000 PTO, no 3-pt. #16003665. (1).................$7500

FEEDING EQUIPMENT

2012 Highline CFR650 bale processor, 3 hydraulics, feed chopper. #14200817. (2)..............................................CALL 2012 Highline CFR650 bale processor, 3 hydraulics, 1000 PTO, 13/8” 21 spline, 16.5Lx16.1 tires. #14200779. (1).CALL 2012 Highline CFR650 bale processor, 3 hydraulics, 1000 PTO, 13/8” 21 spline, 16.5Lx16.1 tires. #14200778. (1).CALL 2012 Highline CFR650 bale processor, 3 hydraulics, feed chopper, grain tank. #14200816. (3)..........................CALL

New Degelman 3100 right hand discharge Bale King, 1000 PTO, 31x13.50-15 tires. #14200536.......................CALL

1970 John Deere 2520 with Farmhand F-25 loader, PTO, 3-pt., Syncro shift. #16003642. (4)......................$12,500

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2011 Case IH Maxxum 140 LTD, Michelin tires, FWA, 3 hydraulics, 6 rear weights, air seat, front fenders, no loader. Only 250 hours. #16003648. (3)..........................................$72,000

John Deere 2520 15.5x38 rear tires, Synco transmission, PTO, 2 hydraulics, rockshaft (no arms) with W/F-25 loader. #16003646. (4)..........$12,500

2004 Bale King Vortex 4000L round or square bale processor, left hand discharge, 1000 PTO, excellent condition. #16006662............................ $15,500

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After Hours Sales:

John Deere

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Rob Campbell, Salesman 406-942-0543; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Plentywood: DJ. Dixon, Salesman 406-480-3512 Circle: Mike Haynie, Store Manager/Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-790-0722

1969 John Deere 4520 2WD, syncro shift, super single rears, no 3-pt., 1000 PTO with 260 loader. #16003378. (1)......... . ............................................$17,500

2005 Brandt VSFX Bale Commander bale processor, conveyor type, 1000 PTO, hydraulic deflection. #16006661. (1)............................................. $8500


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4WD TRACTORS

PAYLOADERS, SKIDSTEERS & ATTAChments

2008 John Deere 9430 deluxe cab with active seat, differential lock, Greenstar AutoTrac ready, leather trim, Zenion HID lights, electric mirrors, power beyond, 1000 PTO, radar, instructional seat, 800/70R38 duals, 18F/6R powershift. #16003644. (3)......................$189,000

2010 John Deere 9630T 530 hp, deluxe cab, AutoTrac ready, plug-n-play, deluxe comfort package, Cat 5 drawbar, 36” tracks, dual beam radar, premiere lighting package, tool box, HID lights, AM/FM/CD/WB, leather trim, buddy seat, FM business antenna, front weight bracket with 26 weights, side weights-12, rotary beacon light, 1000 PTO, 1600 hours, PowerGar Warranty expires 1/28/2014 or 4000 hours. #16003663. (1)................ CALL

2010 John Deere 9630T 530 hp, 30” Durabilt tracks, 48 GPM hydraulic pump, 26 front weights, 12 idler weights, deluxe cab, AutoTrac ready, HID lights, leather interior, AM/FM/WB/CD, electric mirrors, 750 hours. #16003670....... CALL

2000 John Deere 9400T track tractor, 36” tracks, wide swing drawbar, 6 cylinder, 425 hp, 4 hydraulic outlets, 24F/6R Powersync. #16003625. (3)..$119,500 1998 John Deere 9200 24 speed transmission, 20.8-42 tires with Degelman 14-ft. dozer, hydraulic angle, no tilt. #16003657. (4)......................$110,000

1982 John Deere 8850 “Kinze Re-Build”, 400 hp Cummins engine, njew paint, deluxe cab, air, heater, 4 hydraulic remotes, PTO, 3-pt. hitch, 16/6 QuadRange transmission, 20.8x38 radial tires. #16003667......................... CALL

2006 John Deere BL8 snow/utility blade, off JD 240 skid steer. #16009195........ ...................................................$2500

2009 John Deere 544K 4WD loader, W0 AX disc transmission, standard ZB boom with standard linkage, conventional steering, cloth air suspension seat, 3 function valve with 2 lever control, ride control, standard rear hydraulic front axles, axle manual differential lock, 20.5x25 16 PR L3 bias tires, full front & rear fenders for muddy applications, HD LED rear lights, standard rear hitch, cab with air, 3 yard 105.9” bucket, ether start aid, engine block heater, precleaner, reversible. #16003496. ........ $159,500 2009 John Deere 544K 4WD loader, 167 hp, powershift transmission, 3-yard, 105.9” quick attach bucket, 3 lever 3 function hydraulic control, standard ZB boom with standard linkage, air ride seat, standard rear hydraulic front axle, manual differential lock, 20.5x26 16-ply L3 bias tires, full front & rear fenders, HD R led rear lights, standard rear hitch, cold start package, precleaner, environmental drain, reversible fan drive, axle cooler, AM/FM/WB radio, 10 amp converter, beacon. #16003552. (1)...............................................CALL

2009 John Deere 315 skidsteer with 10x16.5 extra-wall tires, hand only controls, block heater, rear counterweight, suspension seat kit, top window, 60” dirt bucket with cutting edge. #16008040. (1)............................................$19,600 1999 Bobcat 753 Advantage skid steer with bucket. #16008037. (3)....$11,500

2003 Cat 226 skid steer, Joystick control, 53 hp, 1500# operating capacity. #16008038. (4)...........................CALL

2007 John Deere 7-ft. payloader material bucket with grapple, standard pin hookup. #16008041. (1).............$3000

1970 John Deere 8640 225 PTO hp, cab, air, heater, dual hydraulic remotes, QuadRange transmission. #16003666..............................$22,000 1989 New Holland 876 12F/4R transmission (transmission is bad). #16003662. FOB Glasgow................... As-Is $8500

2009 John Deere 620i Gator with aggressive tires, OPS structure, deluxe property care package, rear screen, electric over hydraulic bed lift. #16007409. (2)............................................. $9500

2005 John Deere HPX 4x4 gator, gas, HPaggressive tread tires. #16007401..... . ............................................... $6000

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2007 John Deere 7H17 walk behind commercial mower, electric start. #16007411............................... $2500 2006 John Deere X700 riding lawn mower, 54” deck, 52” quick hitch, 23 hp. #16007432. (4)................... $6500 2003 John Deere GX345 mower, 20 hp Kawasaki engine, hydro, 54” mower deck. #16007422. (4)................ $3500 2-John Deere BG20021 rear bagger kits, fit 48” side discharge mower decks on L120 & L130 mowers. Each....... $399

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2012 Frontier AP13G 48” pallet fork, fits JD global carrier. #13009123. (1)....... . ............................................... $1400 2012 Frontier AP13G 48” pallet fork, fits JD global carrier. #13009122. (1)....... . ............................................... $1400 2004 Frontier 1208TM heavy duty 8-ft. rotary tiller, 3-pt., 540 PTO. #16007440. (1)............................................. $6500

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2012 Frontier RC2084 7-ft. rotary mower, front & rear chains, laminated rear tire. #14401769............................... $3800

Loftness 9-ft. snowblower, 1 3/4” 1000 PTO. #16007398. (2)................ $5500

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2012 John Deere A400 swather, bar tires, power mirrors, radio, 18-ft. 896 auger header, regular guards, hydraulic reel adjust, V10 steel conditioner rolls 125 hours. #16007355. (1)......... $125,000

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2002 John Deere 4895 windrower, selfpropelled, steel/steel conditioner, cab, air with 16-ft. 895 platform, 200 hours. #16006431. (3)...................... $44,000 1982 John Deere 2420 swather with 240 14-ft. auger head, 21-ft. 130 draper header, 16.5-16 front tires. #16006343. (4)............................................ $9750 John Deere 2320 swather with 15-ft. draper platform, no cab. #16006417.. . ............................................... $2500 2010 Case IH WD1203 swather with 16ft. header with steel conditioner. 250 hours. #16006419. (1)........... $95,500

2002 John Deere 1600A mower conditioner. #16006357. (4)........... $13,800

1996 John Deere 1600A mower conditioner, 110” conditioners, 1000 PTO, rubber conditioner rollers. #16006410. (1)............................................. $9500

1995 John Deere 1600A 16-ft. mower conditioner, new guards 2 years ago, new sickle, rubber conditioner rollers. #16006318. (4)...................... $10,500

JOHN DEERE 2010 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic lift Megawide pickup, dual gauge wheels, push bar, chain oiler system, variable core kit, surface wrap, light kit, moisture tester, rock guards. #16006394............... $40,750 2009 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 flotation tires, hydraulic lift mega wide pickup with dual gauge wheels. #16006438. (1)... . ............................................ $32,000 2008 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 flotation tires, hydraulic lift Megawide pickup, push bar. #16007347. (1)............... $32,500 2004 John Deere 567 Mega tooth/wide pickup, twine, hydraulic pickup lift, pickup gauge wheels, bale push bar, bale ramps. #16006430. (1).. $19,000 2001 John Deere 567 bale push bar, Mega Wide pickup, surface wrap. #16006388. (1)...................... $22,500 2001 John Deere 567 with 1000 PTO, wide pickup, push bars, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006361. (4)..... $22,000 2000 John Deere 566 regular pickup, gathering wheels, twine tie, 1000 PTO. #16006342. (4)...................... $12,000 1998 John Deere 566 1000 PTO, 31x13.5 tires, Mega Tooth pickup, hydraulic. #16006273. (2)...................... $10,750 1998 John Deere 566TW round baler, 540 PTO, big tires, push bar, dual gauge wheels, hydraulic pickup. #16006291. (4)............................................. $9995 1997 John Deere 566 540 PTO, regular pickup, surface wrap, hydraulic pickup. #16006368. (1)...................... $10,000 1996 John Deere 566 540 PTO, hydraulic pickup, dual gauge wheels, push bar, twine tie. #16006248................ $9750 1996 John Deere 535 578 pickup, twine & surface wrap, 540 PTO, bale counter, gauge wheels, bale push bar. #16006659. (1)......................... $8000 1996 John Deere 535 hydraulic pickup lift, 540 PTO, push bar, 31x13.5-15 hi-flotation tires. #16006447. (1)........ . ............................................... $7500 1988 John Deere 530 twine tie, 540 PTO. #16006421............................... $1200

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1992 John Deere 1600 mower conditioner, wide roll, 1000 RPM, 16-ft., equal angle hitch & jack. #16006397. (4)............................................. $7500

1992 John Deere 1600 16-ft. mower conditioner, urathane conditioners, 1000 PTO, regular guards, hydraulic pickup lift. #16007362. (1)........ $4500

CASE IH 2010 Case IH RB564 480/45-17 flotation tires, hydraulic pickup, mesh wrap, wide pickup, extra sweep. #16006441. (1).......................................... $28,000 2006 Case IH RBX563 1000 PTO, big tires, bale kicker, surface wrap. #16006313 (3)...................... $22,500 2005 Case IH RBX562 twine tie, hydraulic lift, wide pickup. #16006411. (1)......... . ............................................ $21,000 2004 Case IH RBX562 hydraulic pickup lift, mesh wrap, wide pickup, bale kicker. #16006412. (1)........... $22,750

1996 Summers DT 100-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 2000 gallon tank, windscreens, double boom. #16014091. (1)............................................ $6000

Flexi-Coil S65XLT pull type, 114-ft., twin boom system, 1000 gallon and 500 gallon tanks, chemical load system, windscreens, rinse tank. 0% Financing Available - oac. #16014048. (3). . ............................................ $13,750 2009 John Deere 4930 self-propelled with 480/80R50 tires, high flow pump, SS eductor system, 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, BoomTrac auto level, foam marker, wheel slip control, auto air level, Zenon HID lights, AM/FM/CD/ WB, fence row nozzles, wheel motor shields, fenders, engine start aid, block heater, 5-body nozzles. #16014092. (3)........................................ $265,000 2001 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. suspended boom, 3 set of nozzles, clean load. #16014101. (3)............. $23,000

1998 Summers 90-ft. wheel sprayer, 1500 gallon, 140 gallon rinse tank, shields, 440 Raven. #16014099. (1)...... $7000

Flexi-Coil S67 80-ft., 1500 gallon, rinse tank, windscreens. #16014104..$5600

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1995 John Deere 1600A 16-ft. mower conditioner, 1000 PTO. #16006359. (4).......................................... $10,000

2010 John Deere 4930 self-propelled, 480/80R50 tires, high flow solution pump, SS eductor delivery system, 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, BoomTrac auto level system, 50 gallon foam marker, wheel slip control, deluxe cab, AutoTrac Ready, HID field light, fence row nozzles, radar, row crop fenders, start aid, block heater. #16014086. (1).............................................CALL

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2012 Summers Super Coulter 50-ft. #13011076............................$100,000

2005 Brandt QF2500 130-ft. wheel boom, 1500 gallon tank, windcones, mix tank. #16014098............................... $8500

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may already be underway. And while 2000s drought conditions have been severe, the regional tree-ring record indicates there have been substantially stronger megadrought events during the past 1,000 years. The strongest megadrought occurred during the second half of the 1200s and is believed to have played a primary role in the abandonment of ancient Puebloan cultural centers throughout the Southwest. The most recent megadrought occurred in the late 1500s and appears to have been strong enough to kill many trees in the Southwest. “When we look at our tree ring record, we see this huge dip in the 1580s when all the tree rings are really tiny,” Williams said. “Following the 1500s megadrought, tree rings get wider, and there was a major boom in new trees. Nearly all trees we see in the Southwest today were established after the late-1500s drought, even though the species we evaluated can easily live longer than 400 years. So that event is a benchmark for us today. If forest drought stress exceeds late 1500 levels, we expect that a lot of trees are going to be dying.” Will future forest drought-stress levels reach or exceed those of the megadroughts of the 1200s and 1500s? Using climate-model projections, the team projected that such megadrought-type forest drought-stress conditions will be exceeded regularly by the 2050s. If climate-model projections are correct, forest drought-stress levels during even the wettest and coolest years of the late 21st century will be more severe than the driest, warmest years of the

previous megadroughts. The study forecasts that during the second half of this century, about 80 percent of years will exceed megadrought levels. The current drought event, which began in 2000, is a natural case study about what to expect from projected climate scenarios. While average winter precipitation totals in the Southwest have not been exceptionally low, average summer-fall evaporative demand are the highest on record. And trees, Williams says, are paying the price. The team concluded forest drought stress during more than 30 percent of the past 13 years, including 2011 and 2012, matched or exceeded the megadrought-type levels of the 1200s and 1500s megadroughts. The only other 13-year periods when megadroughttype conditions were reached with such frequencies in the past 1,000 years were during the megadroughts themselves. UA co-author Daniel Griffin said, “This research is distinctly different from work done in a similar vein in two ways: one, it puts these projections for the future in a concrete historical context, and two, it shows that the impacts on the forests will not be restricted to one species or one site at low elevation, but in fact will take place at forests across the landscape.” “Consistent with many other recent studies, these findings provide compelling additional evidence of emerging global risks of amplified drought-induced tree mortality and extensive forest die-off as the planet warms,” said co-author Craig D. Allen, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Climate-related emissions from feedyards

An accurate estimation of nitrous oxide and methane emissions from beef cattle feedlots is an increasing concern given the current and potential future reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Ken Casey, Texas A&M AgriLife Research air quality engineer in Amarillo, is working on an ongoing study to quantify the nitrous oxide and methane emission rates from pen surfaces at two commercial beef cattle feedlots in Texas. This research was supported in part by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, AgriLife Research and Texas Cattle Feeders Association. To put these in perspective, nitrous oxide and methane have global warming potentials of 310 times and 21 times that of carbon dioxide, respectively, Casey said. This means these gases trap more heat within the atmosphere than carbon dioxide per unit weight. “These greenhouse gases contribute more toward climate change but are not concerns for human or animal health at the concentrations that exist in and around feedyards,” he said. “But they need to be studied because we need to know how much is being emitted before we can accurately determine what contribution feedyards are making to the national and global inventory of greenhouse gases.” Casey said determining these numbers now also will help make sure any future regulations that might be imposed are based on scientific findings. “But little research has been conducted into the emissions of these greenhouse gases from beef cattle feedyards and particularly as it applies for the climatic conditions, ration formulations and management practices of Texas High Plains feedlots,” he said. His AgriLife Research study was set up to determine the range of nitrous oxide and methane emission rates from feedlot pen surfaces; to obtain an understanding of seasonal, temporal and spatial variability

of emission rates within pens; and to gain insight into the factors that influence and control emission rates, such as moisture content, days since rainfall and nitrogen content. In his study, the emissions from the pen surfaces were measured on 20 sampling days from June to October 2011, Casey said. The air samples were collected from the chambers’ headspace at 0, 10, 20 and 30 minutes using syringes, transferred to evacuated vials and analyzed with a gas chromatograph. From the nitrous oxide and methane concentrations, emission fluxes were calculated, he said. Casey said the study showed nitrous oxide and methane flux generally increased with increasing manure pack temperature. Following a rain, nitrous oxide flux would spike and then was followed by a decline to pre-event levels over three to six days. The nitrous oxide flux increase due to a rain was approximately 100 times greater than the temperature response, he said. While this study is quantifying nitrous oxide and methane emission rates from pen surfaces in cattle feedlots, further work is needed to investigate factors that influence emission rates, Casey said. Knowing the production and release mechanisms that influence these emissions will help the industry to develop management systems that could reduce the emissions, he said. For instance, if reduced storage of manure in pens lessens anaerobic conditions, that could result in lower methane emissions, Casey said. And reduced nitrogen excretion – possibly through feeding less nitrogen – could reduce the nitrous oxide emitted. Accurate and well-designed emission measurements from well-characterized types of manure and manure management systems will be needed to reduce the uncertainties, he said. These measurements must account for temperature, moisture conditions, aeration, manure nitrogen content, metabolizable carbon and duration of storage.


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Lost Valley Fence, Fairfield ........................ C19 M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND .....A32 M & W Machine, Three Forks .................... C44 Maxwell Lumber, Lewistown .......................A40 Midland Implement , Billings ...................... C34 Milk River Co-op, Big Sandy, Chinook, Havre, Malta, Rudyard, Turner............................ C15 MK Industries, Conrad ............................... C28 Montana Auctions Co, PSP Productions, Hobson ...................................................A33 Montana Metal Fabrications, Inc, Great Falls ... .................................................................A16 Montana Post Driver, St Ignatius ............... C36 Montana Post Frame, Townsend .................A58 Moodie Implement, Havre, Lewistown, Great Falls, Livingston, Belgrade .............. A30, A31 Motor Power, Great Falls ........................... C54 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..................A17 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, StevensvilleC14 Musselshell Valley Equipment, RoundupC8, C9 N.F., Inc, Froid ............................................ C37 Nardinger Irrigation, Great Falls .................A44 Neal Law, P.C., Conrad .............................. C42 New Holland Dealers ................................. C49 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ............A21 New Homes of the Future, Billings .............A60 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ..................... C15 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ............................A47 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls .........A4, C48 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point ......A34 Northwest Plastics, Libby ...........................A22 Ophus Auction, Big Sandy ..........................A14 Pacific Recycling, Great Falls .................... C43 Patty Seaman Homes, Kalispell ...................B9 Performance Ag Services, Conrad ............ C51 Pioneer West, Inc....................................... C46 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton .......A37 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ..A20 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad.. C4, C12, C56 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..........A58 Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Chinook ..B17 RDO Equipment, Billings ..............................A2 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell ........B32 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Structures, Great Falls..........................................................B31 Rocky Mountain Truck Sales, Great Falls ...B12

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Scenic City Trailer Sales, Belgrade ............ C25 SeedMaster ................................................A40 Shobe Auction & United Country Realty, Lewistown ........................................................ C13 Shop Specialties, Ronan ............................A45 Shortline Ag, Inc, Scobey .................... A33, B3 Sod Buster Sales, Polson ..................C24, C43 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ......A28 Steel Etc., LLP, Great Falls & Bozeman....... C1 Steinhatchee, Lance Nelson, Stevensville..A60 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .....B30 Suppertime Stoves, Robert Troyer, Moore . C48 Sunrise Equipment, Sidney ....................... C60 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ... A14, A44 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester ...............B27 Tarzan Tree Trimming, LLP, Malta............... C48 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ......................... C45 The Gear House, Helena........................... C33 The Repair Shop, Choteau ........................ C48 The Truck Shop of Billings ......................... C11 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester .............................A5 Tilleman Motor Company, Havre ............... C39 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange.............................B10 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Denton, Billings ...................C26, C27 Transport Equipment, Missoula ..................A28 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ................... C31 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker......... A58, A59 Tri-County Implement, Sidney.......................A3 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton .........A8, C35 Triple T Sales, Chinook ...............................A11 Triple W Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan ....................................................... C5 Van Motors, Conrad ....................................A13 Vaughn Truck, Havre .......................... B18, B27 Vermeer ..................................................... C38 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester ........C36, C37 Wally’s Over Door Co., Great Falls ............ C35 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad.......................A51 West Plains Implement, Beach, Dickinson, Bowman, Hettinger ........................................ C47 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula . C43 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ....... A58, A59 Wild Horse Seed, Havre ............................ C40 Willy’s Petroleum, Billings .......................... C28 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton .............B16 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .............. C13 Yellowstone Country Motors, Livingston .......B6 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade, Ronan ..B10 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow ............... C21, C22, C23 Zomer Truck, Conrad ...........................INSERT

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2012 John Deere 9560R powershift, 800x38, USED tractor, combine or sprayer ATR, 560 hp, 400 hours. #111.....$325,000 2011 John Deere 9530T 400 hours...$320,000 TRADES ARE WELCOME 2010 John Deere 9630 18 speed powershift, 800x38 duals, differential lock, ATR, active seat, 530-hp., 900 hours. #766...$287,000 2012 John Deere 7330 MFWD, 20 speed 2010 John Deere 9630 18 speed powerAQ, 18.4x38 and 16.9x26 tires, JD 741 shift, 800x38 Michelins, 78 gpm hydrauloader with grapple, 155/125 hp. and 150 lics, ATR, active seat, 530 hp, 1200 hours, hours. #852.................................$137,500 #021............................................$272,000 2012 John Deere 7330 MFWD, 20 speed 2008 John Deere 9630 powershift, 800x38, AQ, 480x38 and 380x28 tires, JD H380 ATR, 530 hp, 1075 hours. #661..$255,000 loader with grapple, 155/125 hp. and 250 2009 John Deere 9530 powershift, 710x38, hours. #961.................................$135,500 ATR, 475 hp, 2015 hours. #230..$230,000 2008 John Deere 7930 MFWD, IVT, TLS, 2010 John Deere 9430 18 speed powershift, 18.4x46D, 16.9x30, 746 loader, grapple, 710x42 duals, ATR, 1000 PTO, 425 hp, 180 PTO hp, 2100 hours. #484...$166,000 2010 hours. #465........................$233,000 2008 John Deere 7430 MFWD, 20 speed 2002 John Deere 9520 powershift, 800x38, PowrQuad, 18.4x42, 741 loader, grapple, ATR, 450 hp, 3957 hours. #942..$153,000 166E/140 PTO hp, 1750 hours...$126,000 2006 John Deere 9220 18 speed powershift, 2008 John Deere 7430 MFWD, 20F/20R, 18.4x46 duals, ATR, 1000 PTO, HID lights, 18.4x42, 16.9x28, 741 loader/grapple, 325 hp, 2450 hours. #671...........$163,000 166/140 hp, 2000 hours, #645.... $119,500 2005 John Deere 9220 18 speed powershift, 2012 Case IH 225 Magnum MFD, CVT, L780 20.8x46 duals, differential lock, active loader/grapple, 225 hp, 400 hours............. seat, ATR, 325 hp, 1550 hours. #893......... ....................................................$195,000 ....................................................$159,000 Lots of 9630 & 9530 Trac Tractor Inventory - CALL 2012 John Deere S670 contour master, Pro Drive, 520x42D, 26 ft auger, 225/175 hours. #602.................................$305,000 2012 John Deere S670 contour master, Pro (5) 2009-2012 John Deere 4730 400-600 hours...........................$175,000-$225,000 Drive, 650x38D, 26 ft auger, PC Tailboard, (6) 2008-2012 John Deere 4830 200-1400 250/175 hours. #905...................$320,000 hours...........................$190,000-$270,000 2012 John Deere S680 contour master, Pro Drive, 650x38D, 26 ft auger, PC tailboard, (9) 2008-2012 John Deere 4930 350-2450 hours...........................$185,000-$290,000 250/175 hours. #904...................$336,000 (9) 2012 John Deere 4940 100-900 hours.... 2012 John Deere S680 contour master, Pro ......................................$285,000-320,000 Drive, 650x38D, 26 ft auger, PC Tailboard, Buy your sprayer NOW for next spring! 275/200 hours. #902...................$329,000 2001 John Deere 9770 STS Pro Drive, contour master, 530/480 hours, #555.............. 2008 John Deere 1895/1910 42-ft, 10” spac$258,000 ing, no-till drill, SPF, 430 tow behind cart, More inventory too numerous to mention! conveyor......................................$170,000 2004 Flexi-Coil 5000/2340 51-ft, 9” spacing, 0% APR 24 months, variable rate, tow between tank, 4” steel then 4.4% APR for 36/48 months packers..........................................$69,000

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Sprayers

Air Drill

Augers-New

Wheatheart 8x41 with SP, electric clutch, 27 hp..................................................$12,400 Wheatheart 10x41 with SP, electric clutch, 35 hp.............................................$13,300

Augers-Used

Westfield 13x81 remote swing.........$12,000 Westfield 10x71 swing hopper.............$5800

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April showers could bring drought relief

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Current forecasts suggest the state will not see any significant increase in precipitation this winter to reverse the drought, according to the state climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). 
 “We’re probably going to see a more normal winter,” said Al Dutcher, state climatologist in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL. December through February typically is a dry period for the state, he said. “To eliminate the drought, we would have to set a record snow season, and even then, I don’t know if it would be enough,” he said. Those hoping winter will be more like last year’s with above normal temperatures also are most likely out of luck. Dutcher said the critical period to determine if the state will have another significant drought will be March into next spring. “It’s going to take an exceptionally wet pattern next April through May to have a decent shot at reducing the drought,” he said. Dutcher said as the state progresses through this fall, forecasts are backing off on a projected El Nino event, which would typically bring cooler and wetter conditions to the southern one-third of the United States. “Models were indicating a potential El Nino into the late summer, but sea surface temperatures haven’t cooperated,” he said. Sea surface temperatures must average at least 0.9 Fahrenheit above normal for three consecutive months in the central and eastern Pacific Equatorial Basin to qualify for an El Nino weather pattern. “There will be occasional bursts of the southern jet that will resemble El Nino, but then we’ll have a more normalized winter pattern with a big player being the northern jet stream,” he said. Dutcher said the problem last winter was La Nina and the northern jet remained far north and kept very cold air from infiltrating the southern and northern plains. Currently the state is not in a La Nina or El Nino weather pattern. Dutcher said the northern jet stream already has carved out significant troughing east of the Rocky Mountains bringing decent snow pack in central and southern Canada and the northern third of North Dakota. “Therefore, we do have a snow foundation in place, so that will make a big difference. It should reduce the likelihood that we’ll see the extent of the above normal temperature pattern that we experienced last winter,” he said. Dutcher said portions of the Nebraska Panhandle have nearly accumulated half the snow it received last year. And while central and eastern Nebraska hasn’t seen any substantial snowfall yet, there is light snow in the forecast.

Transplanting evergreen, again

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I found a tiny evergreen under my deck several years ago. We think it is some type of spruce. I planted it in my flowerbed and it is now a beautiful tree. We would like to transplant it to another part of our yard but are not sure when or how to do it. Is now a good time? How deep do we need to dig to get all the roots, or is it better to have someone move it using a tree spade? I have learned a great deal from your columns, so any information you can give me to keep it growing would be great. Thank you for your help. A: It is better to have it dug up using a tree spade, but do it later in the season, such as early fall or right after the Labor Day weekend. That will give the roots a chance to become established before winter closes in. By then, the plant should be toughened off enough to not react sensitively to being moved. You want to give it every advantage to survive now that you’ve been successful at getting it to live this long. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. #### According to historical accounts, the first Christmas in the Philippines was celebrated 200 years before Ferdinand Magellan discovered the country for the western world, likely between the years 1280 and 1320 AD.


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Wheatheart drive-over pit, 8”, hydraulic. Excellent condition....................................$6500 Farm King 13x70 MDSA auger.........$10,000 Brandt 10x60 hydraulic swing auger.....$3500 Brandt 10x60 hydraulic swing auger.....$5500 Sakundiak 8x1600 auger with PTO kit.$5000

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OSU awards $80,500 in agricultural honors scholarships By Oregon State University

Oregon State University’s (OSU) College of Agricultural Sciences has awarded 32 undergraduates $80,500 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year. Gifts to the college make the scholarships possible. Recipients are: Bend: Wesley Brown, a freshman majoring in bioresource research, received the $1,500 Malcolm Johnson Scholarship, the $1,000 Paul & Frances Montecucco Beginning Venture Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Canby: Brittany Haak, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 Frank Burlingham Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship, and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Central Point: Gabriella Desimone, a freshman majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship, and the $1,000 Wilco Farmers Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Clackamas: Amanda Thielke, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 Frank Burlingham Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship, and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Dayton: Cody Putman, a freshman majoring in agricultural sciences, received the $1,000 Fisher Farm and Lawn Agricultural Honors Scholarship, and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Florence: Gina Evans, a sophomore majoring in environmental economics, policy & management, received the $1,000 Jernstedt Family Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Gaston: Keith Beierle, a sophomore majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, received the $1,000 Naumes Family Agricultural Honors Scholarship, and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Hillsboro: Andrianna Stoll, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 A/B Technologies International, Inc. Agricultural Honors Scholarship, and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Mason Wagner, a freshman majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship and the $1,000 Karla S. Chambers Leadership Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Imbler: Emilee Patterson, a freshman majoring in bioresource research, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship and the $1,000 Oregon Women for Agriculture Scholarship. Independence: Emma Miller, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship and the $1,000 Paul & Frances Montecucco Beginning Venture Scholarship. Klamath Falls: Robert Hamlin, a junior majoring in agricultural sciences, received the $1,000 Tillamook County Creamery Association Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Lebanon: Marisa Owens, a sophomore majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship, and the $1,000 Lawrence E. & Marguerite Kaseberg Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Ontario: Nicholas Cheatham, a freshman majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 Clifford Smith Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Paisley: John O’Leary, a freshman majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,000 A/B Technologies International, Inc. Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Portland: Megan McConnell, a junior majoring in horticulture, received the $1,000 A/B Technologies International, Inc. Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Elizabeth Overholser, a freshman majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 Clifford Smith Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Seng Saechao, a freshman majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, received the $1,000 Frank Burlingham Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Roseburg: Cody Steeves, a freshman majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,000 Clayton Fox Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Saint Helens: Teresa Garretson, a junior majoring in horticulture, received the $1,000 Loren J. Smith Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Salem: Kimberly Goertzen, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 Karla S. Chambers Leadership Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Kenai, Alaska: Evening Ferguson, a freshman majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 A/B Technologies International, Inc. Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. San Diego, California: Matthew Leef, a junior majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 Savery Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. Woodside, California: Minda Newhouse, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship and the $1,000 Wilco Farmers Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Pensacola, Florida: Andrew Tucker, a sophomore majoring in agricultural sciences, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship and the $1,000 Savery Agricultural Honors Scholarship.

Yulee, Florida: Zachary Ponder, a senior majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, received the $1,000 Fisher Farm and Lawn Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Holland, Michigan: Kayla Ockerse, a freshman majoring in animal sciences, received the $1,000 A/B Technologies International, Inc. Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Columbia, Missouri: Giavanna Accurso, a sophomore majoring in horticulture, received the $1,000 John & Florence Scharff Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Loren J. Smith Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship. West Long Branch, New Jersey: Elizabeth Hagerman, a freshman majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 Savery Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 Ursula Bolt Knaus Scholarship. West Sayville, New York: Joy Phelan, a junior majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, received the $1,000 Eugene H. Fisher Agricultural Honors Scholarship and the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship. Springfield, Virginia: Jennifer Moore, a sophomore majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 John W. DeMuth, Jr. Agricultural Sciences Scholarship and the $1,000 Savery Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Seattle, Washington: William Wallach, a freshman majoring in food science and technology, received the $1,000 Savery Agricultural Honors Scholarship. Donations for some of these scholarships were raised through The Campaign for OSU, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. It has raised more than $860 million toward its $1 billion goal, including more than $145 million in scholarship and fellowship support for OSU students. Learn more at campaignforosu.org.

ARS scientists devising new ways to protect avocados

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are coming up with new strategies to combat a beetle threatening the nation’s avocado trees. Laurel wilt disease is caused by the fungus Raffaelea lauricola, and is vectored by the redbay ambrosia beetle, an invasive pest from Asia that has spread to the Carolinas, Florida and west to Mississippi. The disease kills 90-95 percent of infected trees. Scientists are concerned that it will soon reach Mexico and California, which are major avocado production areas. Its victims also include several other types of laurel trees. Paul Kendra and his colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (SHRS) in Miami, Florida, are working to minimize the threat. They are searching for chemical attractants for beetle traps, treating trees in the ARS avocado collection with fungicides to slow the spread of the disease, and shipping trees from the Miami avocado germplasm collection to disease-free sites. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Previous research has shown that like other bark beetles, the redbay ambrosia beetle essentially “sniffs out” volatile compounds. In field experiments, the researchers compared the number of redbay ambrosia beetles attracted to manuka oil lures, phoebe oil lures, and bolts of wood cut from lychee and from the three races of avocado trees. The trials were conducted at a Florida conservation area where the beetle has infested trees since 2007. In laboratory tests, the researchers also conducted “choice” experiments by placing lychee and avocado wood on opposite ends of a plastic bin and placing the beetles in the middle to see which wood they preferred. Compounds released by the two types of wood were analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Results published in the Journal of Chemical Ecology showed that the beetles had no strong preference among the three avocado races, and that lychee was the most attractive wood. Of the 29 compounds detected, three were found to attract the beetle and the lychee had large amounts of all three. Subsequent research, with results published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, also showed that the phoebe oil lures were effective for 10 to 12 weeks, but the manuka lures lasted only about 2 to 3 weeks. Knowing how long the manuka lures work should prove useful to Florida agriculture officials, who use them in monitoring efforts. Officials and growers will also benefit from the researchers’ discovery that the beetles prefer freshly cut wood surfaces, a finding that helps growers realize trees are vulnerable to attack during pruning.


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A 3-point is available. Tag #ANF1112. International 340 2WD tractor, 540 PTO, gas. Tag #ANF1112. 1-ton trailer dump box. Tag #ANF1112. Carter go cart, used very little. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 730 diesel tractor, tricycle front end, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1112. Allis Chalmers HD5 crawler with bucket and dozer blade. Tag #ANF1112. Linderman crawler tractor. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 3010 gas tractor, PTO, aftermarket 3-point. Tag #ANF1112. 1981 835 tractor with 18.4x38 duals 60%, Trimble GPS available. Tag #LGre1112.........................................................................................$22,500 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 90-ft., 1000 gallon tank, wash tank, mix tank, rinse tank, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #LGre1112..... . ............................................................................................................$5900 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tanks, hydraulic fold on booms, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 tires. Tag #LGre1112...$6900 1948 International KB6 truck with 14-ft. flatbed and hoist. Tag #Hug1112...$1800 John Deere R tractor, cab, no PTO. Tag #DealL1112. 31-Perforated aeration tubes, 12”. Tag #Hug1112. 7-Solid aeration tubes, 12”. Tag #Hug1112. Rings for aeration tubes. Tag #Hug1112. Blower fan. Tag #Hug1112. Massey 35 pull type swather, excellent shape, extra parts. Tag #Hug1112...$1900 1980 Winnebago motor home, generator, hot water tank, shower, furnace has 360 Chrysler motor and is an automatic on, shows 30,000 miles. Tag #Keith D1112...................................................................................................$3000 Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. field sprayer, double nozzles, good twin screens, 1500 gallon tank, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #BCreek1112. Flexi-Coil S67XLT field sprayer, double nozzles, 1500 gallon tank, mix tank and auxiliary tank, 18.4x26 singles. Tag #BCreek1112. JCB 214S 4WD tractor/loader/backhoe, 7600 hours.Tag #DonnaH1112...$19,500 1995 Cat Challenger 85 rubber track tractor, 6200 hours, tracks 30%. Tag #RogW1112.......................................................................................$55,000 1995 Cat Challenger 75 rubber track tractor. Tag #RogW1112...............$60,000 1999 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air seeder, 7” spacing, 3” steel packers, light trips and 2320 tanks. Tag #RogW1112. New Holland 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, tow between tank. Tag #RogW1112....... . .........................................................................................................$95,000 2008 Bobcat S175 skid steer loader, includes auger, pallet forks, bucket, open cab. Tag #JSt.GD1112........................................................................$32,000 1990 Ford 555C 2WD tractor/loader/backhoe, nice shape, cab, air, heat, 17072 hours. Tag #Hug1112.........................................................................$12,500 1981 Miller 24-ft. pintle hitch trailer. Tag #Hug1112....................................$6500 1986 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck trailer with new metal deck. Tag #Hug1112...$2950 1988 Dressen 16-ft. custom utility trailer. Tag #Hug1112............................$1950 1979 Dodge work van. Tag #Keith 1112........................................................$800 1974 homemade flatbed trailer with 107” deck, wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1112...................................................................................$2500 1978 Versatile 835 tractor, 18.4x38 50% duals, 7188 hours. Tag #JoeL1112. 2006 John Deere 4895 swather, 36-ft. Honey Bee header with pickup reel, double sickle, 1000 hours. Tag #DanD1112.....................................$120,000 600 ton of hay. Tag #DanD1112. Hesston BP20 bale processor. Tag #JSmith1112.......................................$2500 Hesston SP10 bale feeder and one for parts. Tag #JSmith1112................$1600 1988 Case IH 9180 tractor, 375 hp, powershift, 24.5x32 tires 80%, 5300 hours. Tag #DougR1112...............................................................................$65,000 1993 Case IH 9280 tractor, 375 hp, 20.8x38 triples 20%, 6200 hours. Tag #DougR1112..............................................................................................$68,000 16-ft. gravel box with single cylinder. 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Military 6x6 truck. Tag #Mikel1012.................................................................. Call 1974 White Freightliner cabover, 350 Cummins, 5th wheel, good tires, new batteries. Tag #BranM1012....................................................................$5500 Chevrolet cabover grain truck with grain box. Tag #ScottO0512 Ford winch truck. Tag #ScottO0512. 1948 International KB-6 truck with flatbed. Tag #DeanL0412 Chevrolet van truck. Tag #Klarson1211......................................................$1500 1955 Reo grain truck. Tag #Brandt0811

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2009 Case IH 105U Farmall tractor, 105 hp, front wheel assist, 3 point, PTO, only 900 hours. Tag #Hug0412...........................................................$48,000 Case 930 tractor with 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1012. . ................................$2000 John Deere R tractor with 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1012. ..........................$2000 Case 630 tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO, 3-point blade. Tag #MarvinG1012........ $3500 John Deere 9400 4x4 tractor, 3 remotes. Tag #Rog1012......................$110,000 1955 Cockshutt tractor with snowblade. Tag #AHanson0512....................$6500 John Deere R tractor. Tag #DeanL0412 1997 Case IH 9370 tractor, tires not so good. Tag #Glenn0112...............$65,000 Minneapolis-Moline U tractor with parts. Tag #DickU0811........................$1000 Case 900 propane tractor, 540 PTO. Also a junk Case 900 for parts. Tag #DickU0811. Both.................................................................................$3500 Massey-Ferguson 185 tractor with Massey 246 loader, cab, 3 point, 540 PTO, 11,528 hours. Tag #DarylG0811 Case 930 tractor, cab, 540 PTO, 2 sets of remotes, 3159 hours. Tag #Sobrien0212..............................................................................................$4500 Wide front for John Deere 730. Tag #MGoss0311.........................................$750

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Sullair compressor tank. Tag #Hug1012..................................................$25,000 Woodstove. Tag #Mikel1012..........................................................................$700 Simonson 2594 fertilizer spreader, full variable rate, Raven Controller, 8-ton, ShurLok tarp. Tag #GO0812...............................................................$16,000 New Shaver & Ezee-On pounders. Rugby 8-ft.x12-ft. dump box off Kodiak truck, excellent shape. Tag #JasonB0512..............................................................................................$4500 Engine end 3 point hitch & PTO for 9030 bi-directional. Tag #RogW0512..$3800 MK 26-ton overhead cake bin. Tag #SLane0210.........................................$5000 Winch for D6C Cat with Hyster free spooler. Tag #Pack1011 Gravel for sale. Tag #GunsightGR0912. Alloway 20-ft. flail shredder. Tag #PatW0912...........................................$12,000 Fuel stand. Tag #Hug0912.............................................................................$100 50 bushel pig feeder. Tag #Hug0912..............................................................$150 PTO water pump. Tag #Hug0912...................................................................$500 Shaver HD8 post pounder with 3-point mount. Tag #TonyV0812. Cattle squeeze chute. Tag #TonyV0812.........................................................$650 Powder River squeeze chute. Tag #MikeL0712 Tan squeeze chute. Tag #MikeL0712 Ezee-On post pounder. Tag #LarryK0112...................................................$7500 New Ezee-On post pounder, hydraulic PTO drive. Tag #Hug0312..............$7800 New 20.8x38 duals for John Deere 7330 tractor. Tag #BCompton0112 Danuser 3 point post pounder, used. Tag #DonS0612..................................$500 2 compartment hopper tender. Tag #Hillside0412.......................................$3500 Dodge pickup box, single wheel, white and silver. Tag #JP0512 10-ft. snow blade, mounts on front of front end loader. Tag #DMuller1208...$1500 Grain cleaning available. Call Huggy Bear for details or 1-406-450-1500. New Batco 155 55-ft. belt coveyor, 15” belt. Tag #GMiller0511................$11,500 16-ft. land roller. Tag #AHans0612...............................................................$7500 New Farm King rototillers available. Tag #Hug0511 Yamaha Bear Trackster ATV, 2WD. Tag #Paul0212....................................$1500 Roping calf tub. Tag #Paul0212.....................................................................$600 Milwaukee chain hoist. Tag #Paul0212 2-pickup boxes off 70s Chevy pickups. Tag #Deank1210 International stationary engine. Tag #JN1011 14-ft. dozer blade for Big Bud tractor

Several air seeder and conventional drills available. Call me with your needs.

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

See me for your Bale Processor needs Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0812. Hesston BP 25 bale processor, always shedded. Tag #Simmes0212........$3500 Supreme Mixers available. Call Huggy Bear. New Holland 352 grinder mixer. Tag #LarryK0112.....................................$2500 Haybuster multi-bale bale processor. Tag #Rum0411.............................$12,500 See us about you bale processor needs.

PJ Trailers and mini trucks available. FOR SALE SPRAYERS

1990 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, single 16.5x16.1 tires, wind screens, mixer tank. Tag #PhilA0912. Century sprayer. Tag #Hug0912....................................................................$200 3-CompuSpray sprayers. 1 is good and 2 for parts. Tag #BMun0812. 2010 Summers sprayer, 60-ft. booms, 500 gallon tank, triple nozzles, on a 2001 Ford F250 pickup. Tag #Trever0712...................................................$27,500 1997 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, 3 way nozzle bodies. Tag #Joe0412 Flexi-coil System 65 90-ft. field sprayer. Tag #LarryK0112........................$7500 3-ComputerSpray sprayers. 1 is good and 2 for parts. Tag #BMun0811 1990 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, single 16.5x16.1 tires, windscreens, mixer tank. Tag #PhilA0911 Model A 27000 Big A sprayer, ready to go to work. Tag #JR0511..........$22,000 1996 ComputerSpray sprayer with updates, sprays on 12” centers, 60-ft. booms. Tag #KDanger0411......................................................................$3500 1993 Ford F350 pickup with Field Commander sprayer, 500 gallon tank, new hydraulic pump, new water pump kit. Tag #MSuta0211.....................$12,000 Brandt 90-ft. field sprayer. Tag #0512..........................................................$8500

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•  Supreme Mixers, new and used •  Ezee-On post drivers. •  Ezee-On air seeders with special discounts. •  Keho and Edwards aeration equipment. •  Tausras salt supplements. •  Many more products can be obtained. •  Call me for your parts needs for any make.

NEW ITEMS Versatile 145 for parts. Tag #Bett1212.................................................. $1500 Minneapolis Moline 705 tractor with loader. Tag #Bett1212................. $2000 1975 Steiger Cougar II 4x4 tractor. Tag #Bett1212.............................. $8500 1981 Steiger PTA-325 Panther tractor. Tag #Bett1212....................... $13,500 2002 Flexi-coil 67XL trailer type sprayer. Tag #Bett1212................... $17,000 1998 Case IH 1680 combine, 1010 30-ft header. Tag #Bett1212....... $25,000 Westfield TR 8”x61-ft swing hopper grain auger. Tag #Bett1212.......... $3000 Mayrath 12”x10-ft transfer auger with electric motor. Tag #Bett1212...... $950 Versatile drills, 56-ft, set of 7 8-ft sections, steel packers.Tag #Bett1212..$8500 Versatile drills, 56-ft, for parts. Tag #Bett1212....................................... $2500 1991 Wabash 30-ft dry van trailer, used for spray chemicals. Tag #Bett1212. . ...................................................................................................... $6500 Robin loader off a Minneapolis Moline tractor. Tag #Bett1212................ $300 24-ft grain trailer. Tag #Bett1212............................................................ $5500 20-ft grain pup trailer. Tag #Bett1212..................................................... $3500 PowerMac 4000 generator, 8-hp Briggs engine. Tag #Brett1212............ $500 Honda Big Red 3 wheeler. Tag #Bett1212.............................................. $700 International L190 truck without engine. Tag #Bett1212........................ $300 1983 Ford F800 truck with storage box. Tag #Bett1212........................ $6000 White Freightliner truck, Detroit engine. Tag #Bett1212...................... $5500 2010 John Deere 9770 combine with big singles, GS 111 mapping, AutoSteer, with 640D draper header, pickup reel, transport, 600 engine hours and 450 separator hours. Tag #KA1212..................................... $315,000 Melroe 912 4-bottom plow, new standards, 100 acres ago. Tag #DeanK1212 2008 Case IH 485 tractor, 710x42 tires 75%-80%, powershift, mega flow. Tag #KA0812.................................................................................... $190,000 Dearborn Woods combine. Tag #ClayS1210. 2005 Case RBX562 baler, net wrap, excellent shape. Tag #BrenB0812. New Holland SP-166 self propelled baler, 2 Wisconsin engine, reconditioned and should run fine. Tag #ANF1212................................................ $8500 Melroe 912 4-bottom plow, new standards, 100 acres ago. Tag #DeanK1212. DMI 36-ft. anhydrous plow. Tag #Simmes R1212. Melroe 42-ft. plow. Tag #WBerk1212. Gysler 36-ft. plow with hydraulic rod. Tag #WBerk1212. Big slip-over snow plow. Tag #JPrin1212............................................... $3800 Snow plow with wide frame. Tag #JPrin1212......................................... $3500 Orange snow plow. Tag #JPrin1212......................................................... $950 Massey baler. Tag #JPrin1212................................................................ $600 Forklift scaffold. Tag #JPrin1212.............................................................. $350 8-ft. x 40-ft. grain auger. Tag #JPrin1212................................................. $350 Dual wheel tilt trailer. Tag #JPrin1212...................................................... $650 Tandem axle flatbed trailer with expandable metal bed. Tag #JPrin1212..... . ...................................................................................................... $1200 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #Hugbear1212................. $750 Case IH 1680 combine with 2005 Model 2042 36-ft. draper header, newest style adapter, 2400 hours. Tag #TGraff1212. Case IH 25-ft. flex header. Tag #TGraff1212. Used 6-ft. 3-point rotary mower, used very little. Tag #RickW1212.......... $900 International 440 PTO small square baler. Tag #RonD1212................ $2500 Hydraulic post hole digger with skid steer frame and 2 augers. Tag #Hug1212....................................................................................... $3500 Ford 3-point post hole digger. Tag #Hug1212......................................... $350 Danuser 3-point post hole digger. Tag #Leif1212. 2007 Bobcat S250 skid steer loader with metal add-on tracks, cab, heat, air, only 840 hours. Tag #BillR1212.................................................... $28,000 Reconditiioned logging trailer, good looking trailer, sliding main beam. Tag #DennyL1212............................................................................... $15,000 John Deere 4020 tractor with Du-al loader, dual PTO, no 3-point, 2 set remotes, 23.1x31 rear tires. Tag #GorgSt1212................................ $10,500 2005 Ford F250 with 6.0L diesel engine, need a new engine. Tag #JustinB1212. As is......................................................................... $6000 Loftness 20-ft. flail shredder. Tag #Gord1212. John Deere 9350 50-ft. 10” spacing drills with Wacko Track. Tag #Gord1212. International 3-bottom roll-over plow. Tag #MattC1212. John Deere 212 pickup header with 50 Series shaft, Sund pickup attachment. Tag #Gord1212. 1998 Gomaco CC120 800 hours. Tag #Eric1212............................... $19,000 2011 New Holland L220 skid steer loader with cab and heat, only 168 hours. Tag #Hug1212.............................................................................. $34,500 Wilmar 500 40-ft. spreader with tarp, excellent shape. Tag #GordSt1212. 1976 Ford F150 2WD pickup with automatic transmission, air, heat, extended cab and topper. Only 59,000 miles. Excellent unit. Tag #RHanns1212. Versatile 150 bidirectional tractor with 1260 loader, Perkins engine, new tires, chains, 7000 hours. Tag #JereL1212................................... $12,000 Shaver 36” stump grinder. Tag #JereL1212........................................... $3750 Complete 50-60 meter portable concrete batch plant. Tag #Eric1212............. . ................................................................................................... $99,000 Bobcat 205 heat and air, 1900 hours. Tag #BillR1212....................... $22,000 2011 New Holland L220 skid steer loader, cab, heat, only 170 hours. Tag #Hug1212.................................................................................... $36,500 1975 Chevrolet C65 truck with 16-ft. box and hoist with stock rack, plumbed for drill fill......................................................................................... $9500 Loftness 20-ft. flail shredder. Tag #Gord1212. 1990 Wetward swather with 25-ft. double swath header, pickup reel, 1573 hours. Tag #GordS1212............................................................... $18,000 Butler 60-ft.x96-ft. building. 2004 Bobcat S175 with 1482 hours. Tag #BillR1212. 2008 Bobcat S205 with 550 hours. Tag #BillR1212. 1988 Versatile 276 bidirectional tractor with rear drawbar, 2 remotes, 4100 hours. Tag #RogW1212. 2-spray lift jacks for high clearance self-propelled sprayers. Tag# Hug1212.... . .............................................................................................Each $2500 2000 Ford F650 11/4-ton pickup with Allison transmission, 7.3 Ford Power Stroke diesel, 147,000 miles. Tag #SamL1212............................ $19,000 Apache 32-ft. station feeder, holds 4 round bales. Tag #SamL1212..... $5000 100-lb. pickup cake feeder. Tag #SamL1212............................................ $750 100-gallon coffin fuel tank. Tag #SamL1212............................................ $250

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Westfield 10x60 grain auger. Tag #LarryK0112..........................................$4800 Westfield 8”x71-ft. grain auger. Tag #ReidH0412 8”x45-ft. grain auger, 10 hp electric motor. Tag #KerryC0512........................$700 Westfield tailgate auger, hydraulic hose. Tag #KerryC0512..........................$350 GT tailgate auger, hydraulic valve. Tag #KerryC0512....................................$400

PLOWS

Frontier 5-ft cultivator with spring shanks. Tag #HerbK1012 Graham Hoeme 14-ft plow. Tag #THall1012...............................................$1500 Massey-Ferguson 880 8-bottom moldboard plow in excellent condition. Tag #Hug0912.............................................................................................$6500 Graham Hoeme 14-ft. plow. Tag #Hug0912..................................................$950 1980 John Deere 1610 45-ft. plow with 11/4” shanks and Honey Bee Rod. 1970 Gysler 24-ft. plow with cable lift. Tag #HerbK0912. Edwards 18-ft. plow, Morris mounted harrow. Tag #MonteF0812................$1600 Renn 5505 31-ft. plow, 11/4” shanks, setup for hydraulics, good condition. Tag #whjar0712...........................................................................................$9500 Melroe 505 24-ft. chisel plow, with Morris harrow. Tag #Larryk0112...........$6000 Melroe 912 4-bottom plow, new standards 100 acres ago. Tag #DeanK1209. Massey 20-ft. plow. Tag #MonteF0811........................................................$1200 John Deere 5010/20 1000 PTO, cab, low hours. Older rock picker. John Deere 106 24-ft. plow with mounted harrow. 12-ft. rod weeder. John Deere 20-ft. oneway. Crust Buster 36-ft. Vibra shank cultivator. Noble 8-ft. straight blade plow. Graham Hoeme 14-ft. plow. Tag #BillB1012

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Managing soil copper in crops

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Getting a head start on stopping soil copper buildup will now be a bit easier, thanks to studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. This research could help Pacific Northwest farmers develop long-term irrigation management strategies to protect crops from potentially dangerous soil copper levels. Scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) conducted a laboratory investigation to assess how copper levels in wastewater used for irrigation affected crop performance and soil microbial activities. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. The research was carried out by soil scientists Jim Ippolito and David Tarkalson and microbiologist Tom Ducey. Ippolito and Tarkalson work in the ARS Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory in Kimberly, Idaho, and Ducey works at the ARS Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center in Florence, South Carolina. Copper sulfate baths are used to prevent foot infections in dairy cattle, and the discarded footbath is often recycled to irrigate corn and alfalfa crops. The scientists surveyed alfalfa growth and development in soils containing different levels of total copper. Copper sulfate at soil levels of up to 250 parts per million (ppm) had no effect on alfalfa growth, but alfalfa growth stopped when soil copper sulfate levels exceeded 500 ppm. The team also discovered that beneficial soil bacterial activity declined when test soils accumulated available soil copper levels above 50 ppm. Further analysis indicated that soil levels above 63 ppm of plant-available copper resulted in alfalfa copper concentrations that could potentially harm grazing livestock, according to National Research Council guidelines. Ippolito notes that in real-world conditions, soil copper accumulations and impacts will vary, depending on a range of factors. In addition, negative impacts might not be observed for anywhere from 15 to 75 years after irrigation begins.

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BALE CHOPPER FOR SALE

New Direction Equipment 1652 bale chopper, used very little, excellent condition.

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“Medus-Hay” was quite menacing at the annual “What the Hay” event held in early September.

2012 SD State Fair Beef Premier Exhibitor

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By Megan Nielson, SDSU Extension Youth Livestock Field Specialist Andrew Adam from Yankton County was recognized as the 2012 Beef Premier Exhibitor at this year’s State Fair 4-H Show. The Premier Exhibitor program was a new event added by South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and South Dakota 4-H to recognize youth for their knowledge and skills within the beef project. There are many great youth who exhibit cattle at the State Fair however only a select few receive the champion ribbon for their steer or heifer. This new program was another way to recognize more youth at the fair who are dedicated to their project and truly invested in the management decisions of their animals. Eight 4-H youth junior and senior aged showcased their skills inside and outside of the show ring to compete for the top honor. Scores from four events: Beef Skill-a-thon, a quiz, an industry interview, and their showmanship placings were used to determine their Premier Exhibitor score. Youth demonstrated their management skills through the Beef Skill-a-thon where they were tested on animal selection, evaluated beef carcasses, determined a drug treatment plan, and learned how to read a nitrate analysis on corn silage as well as balance a simple ration using a Pearson square. They then completed a production management quiz and answered industry related questions within an interview conducted by SDSU Extension Beef Specialist Julie Walker and SDSU Extension Cow Calf Field Specialist Warren Rusche. Finally, contestants received points for their placings in breeding beef and market beef showmanship. This year’s winner, Andrew Adam, has been a member of 4-H and the beef project for 10 years in Yankton County. His excitement for the beef industry and passion for both the show ring and the commercial industry made him an excellent recipient of the Premier Exhibitor title. He enjoys each year selecting project calves and watching how they develop and then exhibiting them at county and state shows in South Dakota. Andrew looks forward to building up his own herd of Charolais cattle when he completes school. He is currently enrolled at Mitchell Technical Institute. Andrew has enjoyed exhibiting at the State Fair but really looks forward to meeting new people and talking cattle with people at the Fair. He also commented, “The Premier Exhibitor program was a great way to show off your skills and what you know about cattle”. All the contestants were recognized during the 4-H breeding beef show and Andrew along with 2nd Place Beef Premier Exhibitor Collin Geppert from Brule County received special awards sponsored by Iverson Chrysler Center of Mitchell. Congratulations to all the youth who participated and exhibited at the fair. If you would like to learn more about the Premier Exhibitor program and how you can be a part of it next year contact Megan Nielson, SDSU Extension Youth Livestock Field Specialist.


Beautiful potentilla

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I’ve been told that potentilla have the reputation of being a gas station plant because of its ability to sustain abuse from the vapors of cars, poor soil and lack of basic care. I’ve seen many of these plants live up to that reputation but look awful. However, at two locations, I’ve seen some of the most beautiful exhibits of what could be goldfinger potentilla that you’ll find anywhere. One pharmacy must have close to a 100 of these plants that are in full bloom and look absolutely beautiful. There isn’t a one with a flaw. At both locations, the potentillas were planted in pea gravel beds. In your opinion, what do you think they are doing to get these plants to look picture perfect even though they were planted in rocks during a very hot summer? A: Glad to hear that someone has planted this species and decided to take care of them for a change! It presents a good public relations image for the retailer. A couple of things could be going on. They might have brought in designer soil to facilitate good drainage and had it enriched with Osmocote (coated fertilizer). The retailers could have installed a drip irrigation system that automatically responds to soil water stress and provides adequate and consistent moisture to the root zone. Another possibility is that the potentillas are under the care of a competent landscape maintenance company that is under orders to keep the plants looking immaculate and replacing those that cannot be made to look that way. Potentillas are crowbar tough plants that thrive in our climate. They cannot be grown successfully in most parts of the eastern U.S. because of the high humidity, which causes mildew problems. As tough as our summers and winters are, these plants will survive and thrive with the right care. If you get the chance and can remember, please send me a couple of photos. I’ll use them in my talks. Thanks. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

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Teton County associate receives UW Extension’s top secretary award

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By University of Wyoming Extension announcement during Extension Secretary Conference – A Professional Event (ESCAPE) in Wheatland September 19-21. “She does not like being in the spotlight and often does her work in the background out of the notice and attention of many,” wrote one nominator. “Those in this community who have had the pleasure of working or interacting with her, however, recognize she has been and continues to be the true backbone of our extension office.” Wrote another, “She makes everyone in our office feel welcome and appreciated. She is the heart of our office, and we would be lost if we did not have her.” UW Extension has offices in every county and the Wind River Indian ResGwen Hansen ervation. The award recognizes extension secreAn office associate described as the taries for outstanding contributions and backbone of the Teton County UW Extenaccomplishments and is awarded each sion office has received the Frances Freese year during ESCAPE. Freese worked at Secretary of the Year Award. the Wind River Indian Reservation exGwen Hansen joined the office in Jacktension office then moved to the Fremont son 16 years ago. County office, where she worked for 25 Last year’s recipient, Julie Miner of the years. Park County office in Powell, made the

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By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist, NDSU Extension Service On most dairies, feed costs will represent the largest single expense. With escalating feed prices, feed is eating up what otherwise could be pretty good milk prices. Now more than ever, controlling shrinkage is imperative. What is shrinkage? It simply is defined as the amount of feed delivered or raised on the farm that is not consumed by the cattle for which it was intended. If you don’t measure the shrinkage, you can’t manage it. And the larger the dairy, the more important this factor is. Perhaps the single most important advance in this area has been the adoption of on-farm scales for incoming trucks and feed-mixing equipment. Also, significant advances have been made in the last decade in computer software to help producers track feed-mixing operations and changes in inventory. Feed shrinkage is caused by many factors, including delivery weight errors, wind, birds, rodents, tires, tracked feed, cattle tossing feed, silage bunker losses, feed refusals, bunk heating and spoilage, moisture losses, mixing errors, scale accuracy, push-up blades, comingling of ingredients, feed wasted by feeders and drives, silage fermentation, feed bunk management, plastic management, moving/storing feed and water damage. What is typical? You always are going to have some shrinkage, but the goal should be to minimize it. For example, in a recent study shared by an Arizona dairy, the staff measured the following shrinkage during a 60-day period: mill-run feed of more than 16 percent, dry distillers grain of more than 9 percent, commercial soybean meal product of more than 9 percent, alfalfa hay of more than 7 percent and corn silage of more than 16 percent. The nutrition consultant for this dairy helped it reach a goal of only 5 percent shrinkage. The value of all feed saved at 5 percent was nearly $175,000 per year, based on 2012 feed prices, compared with the 12 percent, or nearly $420,000, of lost feed the previous year. That means the dairy loses $245,000 if it does not put the effort into reducing shrinkage. These losses occurred on a 1,000-cow dairy and included the cost of the feed for the milking herd, dry cows and heifers, but not the calves. Shrinkage comes in many forms, and many factors result in feed waste. Feed shrink can represent from 5 to 15 percent of the total feed cost on the dairy, and wet, as well as the more expensive, ingredients represent the greatest concern for farm managers. High feed costs and low milk prices increase the importance of reducing the overall feed cost. Lowering feed shrinkage is an economic opportunity for nearly all dairies of any size.


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NDSU eXtension team honored

By NDSU Extension Service and Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives director. Glenn Muske, Extension rural and agribusiness enterprise development specialist in the Center for Community Vitality, also attended the conference. Others on the institutional team are Donna Bernhardt, Grand Forks County Extension agent; Lynette Flage, northeast district director; Dan Folske, Burke County Extension agent; Linda Hauge, 4-H youth development specialist in the Center for 4-H Youth Development; Ken Hellevang, Jimmy Henning, Kentucky Cooperative ExtenExtension agricultural engineer in the Desion Service director (left), presents a Be, Grow, Create Outstanding Institutional Team Award to partment of Agricultural and Biosystems members of NDSU’s eXtension institutional team. Engineering (ABEN); Roxanne Johnson, Team members receiving the award are (from left) ABEN Extension water quality associate; Bob Bertsch, Ag Communication Web technology Dena Kemmet, Mercer County Extension specialist; Debra Pankow, Human Development and agent; John Nowatzki, ABEN Extension Family Science assistant professor/Extension family economics specialist; Becky Koch, Ag Communicaagricultural machine systems specialist; tion director; and Greg McKee, Agribusiness and J.W. Schroeder, Extension dairy specialist Applied Economics associate professor and Quentin in the Department of Animal Sciences; and Burdick Center for Cooperatives director. Charlie Stoltenow, Extension veterinarian North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) and interim assistant director for agriculture eXtension institutional team was recognized and natural resources. with a 2012 Be, Grow, Create Outstanding According to the nominators, “This team Institutional Team Award at the National works diligently to keep North Dakota ExeXtension Conference in Oklahoma City. tension colleagues in on every way eXteneXtension (pronounced E-extension) is a sion can help them. They regularly promote national initiative of the Cooperative ExtenLearn sessions, attend the monthly national sion System. A main feature is the collaborainstitutional team Web conferences, and as tive website at http://www.extension.org. a result of their work, there are more than Team members who accepted the award 78 North Dakota faculty and staff involved were Bob Bertsch, Ag Communication Web in 40 of the 71 approved Communities of technology specialist; Debra Pankow, HuPractice … and in several cases those facman Development and Family Science assoulty have leadership roles. North Dakota ciate professor/Extension family economics has a 96 percent rate of answering Ask an specialist; Becky Koch, Ag Communication Expert questions, and they’re answering director; and Greg McKee, Agribusiness nearly twice as many questions from outside and Applied Economics associate professor North Dakota as those in the state.”

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By University of Wyoming Extension the National Assembly Award from the U.S. Animal Health Association, which met jointly with the AAVLD. The National Assembly is the collaborative body of all U.S. state animal health officials, according to the USAHA. Logan was recognized by all state veterinarians for his contributions to advance animal health programs nationally. O’Toole, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was honored for his long-term service to veterinary diagnostic medicine in the United States, including peer-reviewed papers, teaching related to diagnostic medicine, service on the association’s executive board, including as Professor Donal O’Toole president 2005-2006, and as chair of its A University of Wyoming professor and pathology committee. the Wyoming state veterinarian have reHe joined the Department of Veterinary ceived awards from national animal health Sciences in 1990 as an associate professor organizations. and diagnostic pathologist and served as Professor Donal O’Toole in the Departdepartment head and as director of the Wyoment of Veterinary Sciences received the ming State Veterinary Laboratory for five Distinguished Career Service Award from years. He teaches undergraduate courses the American Association of Veterinary in diseases of livestock, equine health and Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) at the disease and mammalian pathobiology. His association’s annual meeting October 18-24 research focus is spontaneous diseases of in Greensboro, North Carolina. food and companion animals and fatal viral State veterinarian Jim Logan received disease of bison.

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By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service Sorghum was originally a tropical plant, but U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Lubbock, Texas, are looking to Asia to increase sorghum’s cold tolerance and expand its production range. Agricultural Service Research (ARS) plant physiologist Gloria Burow and her colleagues at the agency’s Cropping Systems Research Laboratory in Lubbock have found coldtolerance genes in Chinese cultivars and are using them to develop lines that breeders can use to produce hardy commercial varieties. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Sorghum is part of the human diet in India, Africa and parts of Japan. It is used in the United States primarily in animal feed, but it is a major U.S. export and is sold domestically to make gluten-free flour. By increasing its cold tolerance, Burow and her colleagues hope to extend its range in the Midwest beyond the sorghum belt that now stretches from Texas to Kansas and includes parts of Nebraska. They want to extend it into the Dakotas and west to Colorado. Extending sorghum’s range also would benefit growers overseas. Burow works with Cleve Franks, a scientist at DuPont Pioneer, and with ARS colleagues John J. Burke, Zhanguo Xin, Halee Hughes and Charlie Woodfin in Lubbock. The researchers crossed one of the most promising coldtolerant lines from China, called PI610727, with a coldsensitive sorghum variety, and produced 171 inbred lines. They raised those lines at sites in Texas where they recorded soil and air temperatures to assess the cold-tolerance capabilities for each plant. They also extracted DNA from the leaves and used molecular markers to genotype them, essentially matching DNA markers in plants with their cold hardiness, ability to germinate early, and ability to produce robust seedlings under cold conditions. They also evaluated each line in Petri dishes at cold temperatures and at optimal temperatures for seed germination. The scientists have released the 171 inbred lines to breeders and research groups through the ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network, and at least two research groups have requested additional information on that population so far. They also published a genetic map of 141 genetic markers in Molecular Breeding that will make it easier for breeders to identify cold tolerance. Sorghum germplasm also is being evaluated at four locations in Texas, Kansas and South Dakota. The effort could lead to higher yields and crops that can be planted earlier in the spring so that they tap more moisture from the soil.


Don’t jump to conclusions

By Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Quite a stir was created years ago in the community where I grew up when an oil company started doing some exploratory drilling. All of the landowners hoped they would strike it rich, but not much happened – except for that one oil well. It was on my neighbors’ land – Oliver and Sally. They lived up in the hollow on their hillside farm and had always dreamed of a better life. They were good God-fearing folks – even had a dog named “Moreover” because that was scriptural. You know, it says in the Bible that “Moreover the dog licked Lazarus’ wounds”. Oliver and Sally felt the need to let folks know that they had arrived. They put aluminum siding on their log house and bought a new Ford pickup with twin I-beam suspension – but that wasn’t enough. Sally allowed that they should spare no expense and throw a dinner party – inviting the town folks. Oliver jumped at the idea of gaining some social status. He allowed that they should even have steak with those little mushrooms on it – just like that restaurant out by the stockyard. Oliver said that they could get that “Burris boy” to come and help park cars – which is how I got involved in this whole sordid affair. Saturday finally arrived and Sally was getting ready to pan-fry the steaks when she realized that Oliver had forgotten to get the MUSHROOMS! It was too late to go to the store so I commented that I had seen mushrooms in the pasture. Sally wasn’t too sure and seemed overly concerned about food safety, especially at that time. I had a bright idea – let’s feed one to Moreover and see if they are okay. Sally sautéed (fried) a mushroom in butter and gave it to Moreover. He scarfed it down and didn’t appear to exhibit any ill effects. A crisis had seemingly been averted. The town folks arrived that Saturday evening – a lawyer and two doctors were even there. They had just finished that scrumptious meal when I ran through the door and screamed, “Moreover is dead!” I went back outside to grieve Moreover’s passing but soon noticed a strange smell coming from inside the house. It was a combination of undigested steak and gastric juices because the doctors had everyone lying in the floor and were pumping their stomachs! All of the guests couldn’t leave that place fast enough, but I wandered back inside and found Oliver collapsed in his rocking chair. He just moaned that he hadn’t only lost all of his new friends; he had lost the one friend he could always count on. He sighed and said, “Where is Moreover? I need to give him a proper burial.” to which I quickly replied “Why he’s laying down there beside the road – right where that truck hit him.” Okay, this story is not true but the moral is that we should gather all pertinent information before we arrive at our conclusions or decisions. That’s what we, the Extension Service, do for you – Provide relevant information to aid you in making decisions about your farming operations. Give us a call. Maybe we can save you a little trouble.

Growing out instead of up

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: Our spruce is growing from side to side with little growth at the top. Is this normal? If not, do you have recommendations for getting more top growth? (New Oxford, Pennsylvania.) A: What you are describing is not normal. Something has killed the apical shoot tip. If you want more vertical growth, you need to find the longest lateral branch at the top and stake it so that it is in a vertical position. This will cause a crook in the tree’s shape but will not be noticed as time passes. This answer is based on the assumption that you did not plant one of the dwarf or spreading cultivars. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.

Legend of the donkey

Legend tells us that the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary. Appalled by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but could not leave. It is said that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey. A cross marking found on many donkeys today remains a testimony of the love and devotion of a humble, little donkey.

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PICKUP FOR SALE 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty AT V10, club cab, short box. Phone 406-799-6923

Steel Prices Are Going Up...Don’t Wait!

How Do You Deal with the SPCC* Rule for Farm/Ranch fuel storage?? Call Wilray about double wall vertical & horizontal fuel tanks THIS WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR SPCC REQUIREMENTS! *Meets EPA Requirements For Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC)

Secondary Containment UL142-23 horizontal and vertical double wall fuel tanks 500 to 10,000 gallon VERTICAL FLAT BOTTOM FUEL TANKS 3,000- to 12,000 Gallon

Fuel tank containment available for your single wall tanks to meet your SPCC requirements

5th wheel or pintle hitch

CALL WITH YOUR NEEDS...TANK PRICES REDUCED

Custom Built trailer for self-propelled sprayer and/ or combine

From $17,000 to $21,000

Pulls easier than a dually!! 8’6”x20-ft. flatbed gooseneck with 4-ft. popup Beavertail

NEW!!

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★ 20,000# GVW ★ Electric brakes ★ Ramps ★ Lights ★ Single 23575R/17.5 tires (each tire carries 6000#’s) ★ 2 YEAR WARRANTY 2-Year Warranty

By Audrey Rider, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Leadership Field Specialist As I have been working on developing a program that will require teens to complete a “community challenge”, I have been looking at resources and research on how to make youth and adult partnerships work cohesively and be productive. I found the following article from Michigan Extension that shows how to make youth “partners” in the process. Youth-adult partnerships (Y-AP’s) can empower youth to assume meaningful leadership roles. Y-AP’s do not happen automatically when adults and youth are together in a group. Many times adults believe they are doing great when they bring a young person to the table to give their input to the adult group or to help with a program the adults are planning. Though this is a step in joint planning and including youth voice, a token young person in an all-adult group rarely provides a setting where youth are comfortable and are in a position to assume a meaningful role. In the “Spectrum of Attitudes: Building a Theory of Youth Development” (http://www.theinnovationcenter.org/blog/ spectrum-attitudes-youth-community-development), Bill Lofquist identified three adult attitudes toward youth. These include youth as objects, recipients and resources. The Innovation Center for Youth Development and Community Change (http://www.theinnovationcenter.org) expanded that model to include a fourth attitude, youth as partners. A description of each attitude includes: • “Youth as objects” Adults are in charge and provide programs TO youth. The adult attitude is that youth have little to contribute. Adults believe they know what is best for the youth. There is no meaningful involvement of young people. • “Youth as recipients” Adults determine the needs and provide programs that are FOR youth. The adult attitude is that the experience will be in the best interest of youth. Unimportant tasks are assigned to youth. A few token youth may be invited to attend a meeting. Trivial tasks are given when it won’t matter if youth mess up. • “Youth as resources” Youth help adults in planning, implementing and evaluation. Programs are FOR and WITH youth. Contributions of youth are beneficial but adults are still in control. • “Youth as partners” Youth and adults share decisionmaking power and responsibility equally. Progress and activities are WITH youth. Youth are valued and respected and treated as equal partners. Mutual respect between the partners exists. Not all organizations are ready to be at the “youth as partners” end of the spectrum. Adults and youth must both be ready. Relationships trust and skills must be developed, as well as an attitude of acceptance and value for one another. It is important for adults and organizations to understand where they are at on the spectrum and determine where they would like to be.

Shot hole disease

20-ft. Gooseneck Car Hauler 14,000# GVW, 82” between fenders, electric brakes on all axles, LED lights, 2x12 wood fir deck with Rhino lining, one 12,500# spring loaded jack, 2 5/16” Bulldog 25,000# adjustable hitch, 4” stake pockets, D-ring tie downs, diamond plate fenders with steps, 8-ft. slide-in and flip-up ramps with supports, epoxy primer and paint, 235/80x16 10-ply tires. 2-YEAR WARRANTY.... $4895

Heavy Duty Car Hauler

6’6” W x 18’ long

7000# GVW.......................... $2825*

8-ft.6”x20-ft. Tandem Axle gooseneck with 4-ft. pop up beavertail, electric brakes, lights, wood deck, stake pockets, 2:35/85Rx16 10-ply tires, ramps, 10,000# jack. 14,000# GVW. Beavertail pops up to make 24-ft. flatbed............... $5795* Above trailer as 16,000# GVW................... $6795* 8-ft.6”x20-ft. Tandem Dual gooseneck flatbed with 4-ft. popup Beavertail. 20,000 #GVW.... $8395*

2-Year Warranty

✔ 5000# tongue jack ✔ Electric brakes 10,400# GVW....................... $3325* ✔ Treated wood deck ✔ 15” radial tires 14,000# GVW, 20-ft.............. $3725* ✔ Stake pockets ✔ 2” ball hitch ✔ 8-ft. ramps *LED lights and Rhino Line deck are standard equipment on all trailers.

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406-622-3861 Wilray Manufacturing Fort Benton, Montana — Evenings call 406-622-3747 NEW HOURS: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have two Canada red cherry trees that have shot hole disease. I have read about a treatment but it doesn’t sound like there is much one can do. Will these trees ever recover? If they have it this year, will it recur next year? A: Generally yes, it is futile. You can try to control the disease with excellent sanitation and a full-time fungicidespraying program. However, I have not seen any documentation that can claim success in these efforts. Also, I am always loath to recommend the heavy use of pesticides to control a disease that has a high degree of persistence. Replace the vulnerable tree with a variety or cultivar with resistance. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

Symbol of the cardinal

Christened the Christmas bird for its spectacular red color, the cardinal has become a symbol of the beauty and warmth of the holiday season. A glimpse of this brilliant bird brings cheer, hope and inspiration on a gray, wintry day. As nature’s reminder for us to focus on our faith, the cardinal’s scarlet plumage represents the blood of Christ shed for the redemption of mankind.


How much nitrogen credit do I have for next year?

Producers are asking Fabian Fernández, a University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences, about nitrogen rate adjustments for the 2013 corn crop. He said that, in areas where corn yields were somewhat reduced but overall production practices were normal, no changes to regular practices should be needed for next year’s crop. The Corn N Rate Calculator (http://extension.agron. iastate.edu/soilfertility/nrate.aspx) can be used to calculate the maximum return to nitrogen (MRTN) or profitable nitrogen rate range. For corn following soybean, even for fields with little or no yield, no changes to nitrogen-management decisions should be needed because soybeans do not leave excess nitrogen in the soil. As a general rule, corn following soybean needs less nitrogen because the quantity and quality of the soybean residue reduces the amount of immobilization and increases the amount of nitrogen mineralization from crop residue and the soil. The Corn N Rate Calculator adjusts for this, showing that, compared to corn following corn, nitrogen rate for corn following soybean for the north, central, and south regions of Illinois can be reduced by approximately 50, 30, and 20 pounds of nitrogen per acre, respectively. Estimating nitrogen remaining Decision making is more complicated for fields in which the drought severely affected the corn crop and the amount of nitrogen taken up was reduced. Probably, large amounts of unused nitrate-N are left in these fields. The problem is to determine how much of that nitrate is likely to be available next year. Fernández said that, while there are no sure-fire methods, it is possible to estimate this amount. The indirect method is by determining how much nitrogen was removed in grain; the direct method is to measure soil nitrate-N (NO3-N) levels. On average, a bushel of corn removes 0.66 pounds of nitrogen. To estimate the amount of remaining nitrogen, this removal rate is multiplied by the number of bushels produced per acre and subtracted from the amount of nitrogen applied per acre. Not all that nitrogen will be plant-available in the next growing season. When nitrogen-loss potential is low (normal precipitation or drier conditions between harvest and next spring), 50 percent of the remaining nitrogen should be available for the 2013 crop. For example, if a field received 180 pounds of nitrogen per acre and yielded only 70 bushels per acre, the remaining nitrogen is 180 minus 46 (multiply the 70 bushels times 0.66 to estimate the amount of nitrogen in the grain), which equals 134 pounds of nitrogen per acre. When the difference is multiplied by 0.5 (50 percent availability), the result is 67 pounds of nitrogen per acre to be subtracted from next year’s nitrogen rate. “The direct measurement using soil nitrate-N levels is, in my opinion, more reliable than the indirect measurement,” Fernández said. “However, there is still a lot of uncertainty in the estimation because nitrogen availability for the 2013 crop will be largely a function of how much nitrogen-loss potential exists between fall and spring.” “To obtain a reliable measurement of nitrate-N, collect at least a 12-core composite from representative portions of the field, and at different positions with respect to the crop-row, to a depth of 2 to 3 feet,” Fernández explained. “Keep each foot of sampling depth as a separate sample. The 2-foot depth should be adequate where little nitrate movement is expected, while the 3-foot depth is most appropriate for quantifying nitrate-N in fields where rain might have moved the nutrient deeper in the profile.” In any given year, there is nitrate present in the soil at the end of the growing season. Research has shown that for a 2-foot sample, only the amount above 40 pounds of nitrateN per acre should be subtracted from the application rate. Due to the uncertainty on how much carryover nitrogen will be present for the 2013 crop, the best way to adjust nitrogen rates may be to collect soil samples in the spring to adjust pre-plant or sidedress rates. This approach implies that nitrogen applications are done in the spring. As with fall sampling, levels can vary across a field. To obtain a reliable measurement, use a sampling strategy that represents the field. “In normal years, a 1-foot sample is recommended for spring samples, but with the present conditions, I would recommend that a 2-foot sample be obtained to quantify nitrate-N in the lower profile,” Fernández advised. Another approach that can be used to adjust nitrogen rates when the amount of carryover nitrogen is difficult to estimate is to choose the lower end of the profitable nitrogen-rate CONTINUED ON PAGE B18

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3.9% Financing for up to 60 months On all New Large Square and Round Balers – OAC

NEW - IN STOCK Massey-Ferguson Hesston 2170

NEW - IN STOCK Hesston 2856A round balers

5x6 bale, net or twine

3x4 square baler, tandem axle

IN STOCK NEW IN STOCK Massey-Ferguson Hesston WR9740

NEW Massey-Ferguson 2680 80 hp, FWA, cab and loader.

16-ft. 9126 auger header

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USED EQUIPMENT

Misc. Irrigation

Haying Equipment

Hesston 5456A round baler, mesh/ twine..............................$28,999

1994 Case IH 8465 round baler, fully automatic...........$5900.....$6900 Case IH 8465 5x6 round baler, dual twine arm, hydraulic pickup lift... .........................................$5800 New Holland 660 round baler, moisture tester, extra parts.......$5500 New Holland 1425 self-propelled baler..................................$8450 New Holland 1045 2 wide self propelled balewagon, 6 cyl gas engine..............................$4599 Hesston 6600 swather with 14-ft. hay header, conditioner....$6900 Hesston 1014 14-ft. hydro swing with double sickle..............$3000

Tractors

Hesston 565A round baler, twine only. Very low bale count..$8500 2007 Hesston 5556A round baler, twine only, 4900 bales...$29,900 Hesston 856A round baler, 10,000 bales..............................$13,900 1989 Hesston 560 round baler, 1000 PTO, new belts........$3000 2002 John Deere 567 round baler, twine/net, mega wide pickup...... ......................................$22,500 Case IH RS561 round baler..$10,500

Miscellaneous

Valmar 240 40-ft. engine drive pull type granular spreader.....$5550 8 ton fertilizer spreader, engine drive. Available for sale or rent...$7900 Shaver bucket mount post pounder....................................... $599 Davis 185 3-pt. backhoe attachment................................. $3100

Massey-Ferguson 1155 2WD, PTO, Westendorf loader & grapple........ ....................................... JUST IN International 1256 2WD, 140-hp., cab, loader, bale spear, duals....... ........................................ $13,250 John Deere 4 row 3-point corn planter..............................$1895 Melroe 23-ft. cultivator with harrows, hydraulic wing lift..............$3999 3 bottom rollover plow..............$895 12-ft. offset disc.......................$850

Truck

1994 International single axle tractor with Navistar diesel engine and 9-speed......................$6900 Replacement Engines & Power Equipment

Berkeley PTO drive irrigation pump, suction pipe and screen....$4450 T&L 6 tower pivot, 3 years old, never used.................................. CALL Natural gas engines, pumps....CALL Additional used mainline, call us

Hydra-Dec John Deere 3020 2WD, 3 point, 540 PTO, 2 remotes, 3289 hours.$8000 Deutz-Allis DT 7.10 2WD with cab and dual PTO................$13,900

Round Bale Bed

* Synchronized Telescoping Arms * Extendable Arms * Joy Stick Control


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Shedding needles

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have a rocky mountain juniper on the east side of the house. It is shedding needles like crazy from the interior of the tree. Is this a normal part of the growth process? If there is something I need to do, I figured you would be the guy who’d know. Any information would be appreciated. (Turtle Lake, North Dakota) A: As long as the exterior growth is normal in appearance, this internal shedding is nothing to worry about. Trees, including evergreens, will shed their oldest, nonproductive foliage when conditions are severe. I would say that July would qualify. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

Legend of the robin

The night that Christ was born a little brown bird shared the stable with the Holy Family. During the night, Joseph built a fire to keep the family warm, but as they slept the fire burned out. From its nest the bird flew down and fanned the embers with its wings. The bird was very close to the fire and the heat turned the bird’s feathers red. The breast of the robin has been red ever since to remind us of its love and compassion for the baby Jesus.

How much nitrogen credit do I have for next year? CONTINUED FROM PAGE B17

range in the Corn N Rate Calculator. Finally, producers have asked Fernández about using the end-of-season lower corn stalk nitrate test to determine nitrogen rate adjustments for next year. “I do not recommend using this test. The values are likely to be artificially high because of the dry conditions that reduced plant growth and grain production,” said Fernández.
 ##### You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
-Ethel Barrymore

Vaughn Truck Salvage

Chuck or Jim Vaughn

2007 International ISX Cummins, 10 speed, burnt rear suspension, converting to daycab.

1-406-265-6387 Local or 1-800-214-4654

2005 International daycab, ISX Cummins, 10 speed, Lo-Pro 22.5 tires.

ENGINES

2004 Freightliner Columbia 14L Detroit, 435 hp, 10 speed, 10 months on overhaul.

1995 International 9400 Cummins M11, Super 10 speed, good cab and hood.

Trailer Suspensions

96” wide axle with 10 hole unimount. $550 (3) 102” Tandem Axle, air ride suspension. Each.................................................. $2500 102” Tandem Spread Axle, air ride suspension................................................... $2950 (2) 102” Tandem Axle spring suspension, 22.5 Dayton hubs. Each..................... $500

All used engines are sold with new rod & main bearings

Cummins Big Cam 3, 400-hp, recent O/H 2-Cat 3406E 435-hp 2-Cat 3406E 475-hp N14 Celect + 435/500-hp Cat C15 Acert (09 EPA) 475-hp

2001 Volvo daycab, Series 60 Detroit, 9 speed, 2 aluminum wheels, needs engine.

1992 Peterbilt 379 short hood, 3406C Cat, Super 10 speed.

2100 Hwy 2 East, Havre, MT

Differentials

2001 Kenworth T300 Cat 3126, 9 speed, steerable lift axle, 24-ft. van box with liftgate, needs front end repair. Without box and lift axle.................$5500 1986 Ford L9000 day cab, Big Cummins 350 hp, 15 speed, Neway air ride, 3.90 ratio, 11-22.5 tires at 85%. As is...............$6500

6-Tri-Pac APU, each...........$2500

Over 150 differentials 34,000 to 46,000 lb.

Allow one day notice to disassemble, inspect and reassemble with new parts as needed. 90 day warranty.

Cat C14 Acert Cat C12 Cat C10 Detroit DDEC 3 430/470-hp Detroit DDEC 4 14L, 435-hp, 10 months on OH

TRANSMISSIONS

Great selection of Rockwell, Fuller, & Spicer used take out transmissions. Call with your model for a quote.

ENGINE PARTS ~ Rebuilt Engine Parts

Cylinder Heads For: 3406B, 3406E and C15 Cat, 855 and N14 Cummins, Series 60 Detroit

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USED COMBINE INVENTORY & HEADERS

USED SPRAYERS

Patriot 3330 self-propelled sprayer, 100-ft. booms, luxury cab, loaded, 892 hours................................................... $235,000

SPX Patriot 3320 90-ft. booms, loaded, 2040 hours.... $195,000

5-Case 8230’s loaded................................................Coming In 2012 Case IH 7230 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, power mirrors, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging..$307,000 2011 Case IH 7120 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging......................... $282,000

MECHANIC’S SPECIAL

Average Condition Machines

Case IH 2588 yield/moisture, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger........................................................................ $194,900 Case IH 2588 764 rotor hours, yield/moisture, chopper, AFX rotor, HID lights, long auger, rear weights......................... $194,500 Case IH 2588 930 rotor hours, AFX rotor, rock trap, chopper, long auger, weights......................................................... $194,500 Case IH 2388 2676 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, Trimble EZ steer, 500 monitor.................................... $95,000 Case IH 2388 3100 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, long unload auger, yield/moisture monitor................. $90,000 Case IH 1680, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger................. . ........................................................Make Reasonable Offer Case IH 1660 with 1010 header, chopper, rock trap, Kirby spreader..................................................................... $14,900 Case IH 1015 pickup header, 13-ft. with 7 apron attachment, wind guard............................................................................ $4500

USED TRACTORS

Case IH 2388 long auger, chopper, rock trap, 2469 hours. Retail $90,000.

Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, luxury cab, 540/1000/13/8” PTO, 3-pt., LX780 loader, 1800 hours....................................... $135,000

Marflex 1225 80-ft. boom, Kenworth single axle, 42x25-20 flotation front, 48x31-20 flotation rear............................... $55,000 New Holland SF115 suspended boom, 90-ft. booms with screens, 1500 gallon tank........................................................ $44,900 Brandt QF 2500 wheel boom sprayer, 100-ft. booms, Raven control.......................................................................... $8700 Melroe Spra-Coupe 115, 50-ft. booms, 165 gallon.......... $1900

USED DRILLS

Flexi-Coil 5000, 57-ft., double shoot, Dutch carbon knives, 3” steel packers, 2320 tow between.............................. $50,000 Concord 6012, 60-ft. ,12” spacing, 3 rank, Knock-ons, disk levelers, 3400 cart, double shoot capable........................ $60,000 Concord 4012, 3 rank, single shoot with 3000 cart....... $15,000 Concord 3212, 3 rank, “C” shanks with farmland boots, single shoot, 2000 tow behind cart...................................... $35,000 Prasco 125-bushel air seeder & fertilizer.......................... $1900 International 150 hoe drills, 38-ft., 10” spacing, 3 drill hitch. Each............................................................................... $300

USED ROUND BALER

Vermeer 605XL round baler, net, Bale Command......... $14,900

BALER CLEARANCE

SALE $49,995

Case IH Puma 180 with L770 loader, bucket, grapple, 1741 hours........................................................................ $118,000 Case IH Puma 165 with L770 loader, bucket, grapple, 1739 hours........................................................................ $107,500 Ford New Holland 8770 MFD, dual PTO, 3-pt., 160 hp, 7740 hours, bucket/grapple................................................ $69,000

Case IH 2388 4WD, hopper extension, rock trap, long auger. Retail $84,000.

SALE $49,995

USED 4WD TRACTORS

USED MISCELLANEOUS

ProAG 12SR bale scoop, big square bale mover, 11x24.5 dual truck tires................................................................... $20,000 Alloway 10”x70-ft. swing auger, hanger bearings, 540 PTO....... ..................................................................................... $6500 Westfield 10”x61-ft. auger, swing away............................. $5490

John Deere 567 round baler, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup, mesh, shedded........................................................$15,500 No Reasonable Offer Refused

3 Locations One Inventory Case IH Steiger Quad Trac.......................................Coming In Big Bud 350 hp, Cummins 855 engine, 13 speed Road Ranger transmission, Clark 36,000 axles................................. $7500

Stanley Equipment - Stanley, ND - 701-628-2950 Frontier Equipment - Williston, ND - 1-866-774-0957

PO Box 991 Hwy 2 E Glasgow, MT 59230 1 800-345-6042 1 406-228-9341

GLASGOW IMPLEMENT IS YOUR DEALER FOR

1-800-345-6042

406-228-9341

Glasgow Implement - Glasgow, Montana

Brandt 1020 grain cart Brandt 8”x40 grain auger

AFTER HOURS SALES: Pete Pederson 406-228-2912

SERVICE: Mitch McClary 406-263-8325

PARTS: Larry Legare 406-367-5569


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Stealth Health: Simple changes make recipes heart healthy

By Wendy Wedum, 4-H and Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, Montana State University Extension - Pondera County There’s nothing like the holidays to bring out the best family recipes. Sometimes what makes them the best recipes is that they are rich in butter, cream, sugar and salt. The problem is that as good as the recipes are, they are not always heart healthy. The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we need to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt that we eat. The guidelines also encourage us to add more fiber to our diets by eating more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Fats, sugars and salts are usually higher in processed foods. It is important to read the label for processed foods and choose products with lower fat, sugar and salt content. An easy way to improve your diet is to change your existing recipes.  By making a few ingredient substitutions, you can make your favorite recipes healthier. Key steps to remember are to start slow only change one or two ingredients until you are satisfied with the results.  Many of today’s recipes have more sugar than recipes did 60 years ago. One reason is sugar was expensive because of the refining process and during the war sugar was rationed. For many years, honey was the sweetener of choice. In baking, sugar, salt and fats affect foods in different ways.  Sugar is important for browning, tenderness, texture, moistness and flavor. Salt affects flavor, controls yeast fermentation in breads, texture and flavor. Fats are important for texture, moistness, and tenderness. Here are a few simple tips to give a healthy to boost your regular recipes without losing flavor. Baked goods such as quick breads, cakes and cookies Reduce the amount of sugar by 1/3 to ∏ of the total amount. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, start slow and use ≤ of a cup on the first try. Then reduce it again to 2/3 of a cup until you are satisfied with the taste. Substitute whole wheat flour for up to 1/3 to ∏ of the total amount.  If a recipe calls for 2 cups of flour, start slow and use ∏ cup whole wheat flour and 1 ∏ cups regular flour. Over time, can increase until half of the total amount is whole wheat flour.  For some quick bread recipes, you may need to add π  teaspoon more of baking soda. Substitute egg whites for whole eggs.  2 egg whites are equal to one whole egg. Or use the egg white substitute at the store, that consists of all egg whites. For quick breads and cakes substitute applesauce for the butter, shortening or oil.  You can replace equal amounts or half applesauce and half butter, shortening or oil. You may need to reduce the baking time by 10 to 25 percent.  If it normally took an hour to bake, start checking the quick bread at 45 minutes then at 5 minute intervals until the bread is completely cooked - a toothpick or knife  inserted in the center comes out clean. Here is a helpful do ahead tip to reduce you Christmas Day stress.  Prepare your mashed potatoes the day before and cool them in a shallow pan in the refrigerator. Then for Christmas Day dinner, add π of low sodium chicken broth to a slow cooker, add your prepared mashed potatoes and heat on low for about 3 hours, stirring once or twice as the potatoes warm up.  Once heated, add a dollop or two of butter on top and sprinkle with parsley just before serving. This frees up your oven and you have one more dish ready to set out on your table. For more information about recipe modification, come to the Pondera Co. Extension office for handouts or email wwedum@montana.edu and request the handouts which are in a pdf format. Below is a gingerbread cake recipe that was modified.  Who can resist the spicy aroma and taste of gingerbread?  In the recipe below, the changes included substituting applesauce for butter,  egg whites for the whole egg, and whole

wheat flour. In a taste test with 14 people, 85 percent preferred the modified recipe to the original. Testers said the modified recipe had better flavor, was moist and more cake like. One tester said, “The original was great, but I feel like I got away with murder eating the modified version.”  Besides with the lower calories of the modified version, one could add a ‘guilt-free’ dollop of whipped cream.

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

(Source: allrecipes.com) Original Ingredients: 1/2 cup white sugar (used brown sugar) 1/2 cup butter 1 egg 1 cup molasses 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup hot water Modified Ingredients: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup apple sauce (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup applesauce) 2 egg whites (or Egg Beaters) 1 cup molasses 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Dash of salt 1 cup hot water Directions (for both) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 11 inch pan (or line with parchment). In a large bowl, cream the sugar and the butter. Beat in the egg (whites), and mix in the molasses. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.  Blend into the creamed mixture.  Stir in the hot water, mix well.  Pour into the prepared pan. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife (or toothpick) inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let the pan cool on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool in the pan before serving.  To serve, cut into 2 inch size pieces and top with a dollop of low fat whipped cream. Nutritional Information - One Serving of the Original Recipe Please note: the original recipe was baked in a 9x9 inch square pan, and cut into nine pieces. Calories - 281 Total Fat - 8.4 grams Cholesterol - 38 mg Sodium - 325 mg Total Carbs - 49 g    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g Protein - 3.3 g Nutritional Information - One Serving of the Modified Recipe Please note: the modified recipe was baked in a 7x11 inch pan and cut into 15 pieces. Calories - 186              Total Fat - 3 g              Total Carbs - 38 g Reduced fats by half, removed all cholesterol, reduced sugars by 11 grams and removed almost all salt.  Increased fiber and protein with whole wheat flour.  Molasses is rich in iron. By baking in a larger pan, cut the Gingerbread into 15 pieces and reduce the number of calories per serving.  With as much molasses as the recipe calls for, the brown sugar could also be reduced to 1/3 cup.


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We’d appreciate it if you tell an advertiser you read his ad in the Trader’s Dispatch.

Japanese 4x4 Mini Trucks In Stock Now!!

40- to 50-miles per gallon! Clean, low mile trucks in stock.

The green monster was part of the “What the Hay” event in the Hobson/Windham area of Montana in early September.

Call 406-434-2005 Delivery available! Visit us at: www.tomsminitrucks.com

Chic Harbine Sales 8360 Hwy 10 West Missoula, MT

1993 Kenworth T800 tri-axle tractor with 425 Cat, 13 speed, 2 speed rears, Hendrickson suspension, steerable lift axle, 220” WB...$21,500

2006 Peterbilt 378 tractor, ISX 530 Cummins, FRO18210 transmission, 46,000 lb. rears.....................$38,500

1996 Mack CH613 tractor with E7 427, 18 speed, 44,000# rears, 232” WB and 385,000 miles.........$21,500

2001 Mack CL700 tri-axle dump truck with E7 460 Mack, 18 speed, 14,600# front, 44,000# rears on Camelback suspension, 16-ft. box, plumbed, 500,000 miles. Clean truck. .............................................$39,500

1986 Ford F8000 dump truck 1994 Peterbilt 379 with 3406C Cat, with 250 Cat, Allison automatic 15 speed, wet kit and 250” WB......... transmission, 15-ft. box, fresh engine .............................................$19,500 overhaul with papers, new tires. 164,000 miles.......................$12,500

1989 Kenworth T800 tractor with Series 60 Detroit @ 450 hp., 15 speed, 40,000# rears on spring suspension...........................$13,500

1992 CTS 40-ft. tandem axle belly dump. Clean..........................$14,500

1997 Kenworth T800 with C12 Cat and 9 speed transmission.... JUST IN

1988 Kenworth T800 with Big Cam IV 350 Cummins, 9-speed and Hendrickson suspension......$12,500

406-549-1047 or 544-0655

2-1995 Kenworth T800 tri-axle dump trucks with N14 Cummins @ 435 hp., 18 speed, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears, double diff lock, plumbed. Each.....................................$37,500

2001 Sterling with N14 Cummins @435-hp., 13 speed, all aluminum wheels, 60% rubber and 600,000 miles.....................................$19,500

1996 Kenworth T800 tri-axle dump truck with N14 Cummins @ 435 hp., 18 speed, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears, double diff lock, 17-ft. aluminum box, plumbed.......$37,500

1996 Ford L9000 8-axle transfer with 3406E Cat 435 hp, 8LL transmission, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears on 2001 Sterling with N14 Cummins @ Hendrickson, double differential lock. 435 hp., 13 speed and 170” WB........ 1997 Reliance 4-axle transfer trailer, .............................................$19,500 1993 Kenworth T800 tractor with 425 Cat, 9 speed and 220” WB........ 16-ft. boxes, hydraulic drive transfer.. .............................................$19,500 .............................................$27,500

2-1998 Beall quad axle 42-ft. belly dumps with air lift 4th axle. Each....... .............................................$24,500

1997 Peterbilt 378 quad axle dump truck with N14 Cummins @ 460 hp., 15 speed, 46,000# 2 speed rears on Chalmers, 20,000# front, double frame, 18-ft. box, plumbed, 38,000 miles on factory RECON engine........ .............................................$39,500

2001 Phelan 50 ton 3 axle lowboy with hydraulic removable gooseneck. .............................................$31,500

Many other construction trucks & trailers available.

1998 Peterbilt 379 daycab, Cummins N14, 500 hp, RTO16210C 2001 International 9200i Series transmission, air leaf suspension, 60 Detroit 470 hp, 10 speed 232” wheelbase, new paint, 130,000 transmission........................ $19,500 on rebuilt engine, excellent condition. .............................................$27,500

1995 Ford L9000 Super 16 dump truck, N14 Cummins, 8LL transmission, 20,000 lb. front axle, 2 steerable lift axle, strong arm............ .............................................$25,900

2003 Peterbilt 379 with Cummins N14 @ 435 hp, 13 speed transmission, 207” WB and wet kit..... ............................................ JUST IN

2007 SiDump’R 42-ft. tri-axle with, air lift, air ride........................$34,500 Check out our website: www.chicharbineequipment.com

2000 Columbia triple axle gravel pup, 16-ft. box, extendable tongue, 60” axle spacing, super singles on aluminum wheels, clean trailer.......... .............................................$17,500


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B22

The deadline for phoning in advertising for the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 4. Phone (406) 279-3291.

Wishing everyone a joyous and safe Holiday. We thank you for your patronage and are looking forward to serving you in the future. Local ownership – ­ Local Decisions

Celebrating 100-years of “Hometown” Service

Planting Colorado blue spruce trees

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: Your site is very informative. I live in northeastern Wyoming and am planting some Colorado blue spruce trees that weigh approximately 750 pounds each. I am lining my eastern-facing property line. What is the ideal spacing between trees? What is a good depth for the hole? I never have planted trees this large. With smaller trees, I would dig the hole deep enough so that the rootball was slightly above grade. I have seen others dig about a 2-foot-deep hole and mound up to the rootball. I was told this helps get water to the root system until it becomes established in our arid Wyoming climate. Thank you for your advice. A: There are all kinds of recommendations for proper tree planting. Some are valid, while others are not. I have an unbiased, nonopinionated method of planting trees that you can read at http://www.treesaregood.com/ treecare/tree_planting.aspx. With trees the size you are talking about, you only want to move them once. As for the spacing, that is up to you. The spread of this species often fools the uninitiated because they can get as broad as 25 feet or more. It depends on the condition of the site. There is another website you can reference at http://www. ag.ndsu.edu/trees/handbook/th-3-177.pdf. When I worked on landscape crews during my younger days, the Colorado blue spruce was a homeowner favorite to plant. I grew to hate this tree species because of the hypodermic-type needles they possess. When we were done planting, we looked like losers in a wrestling match with porcupines. I hope you have good help in this undertaking and that the weather conditions will allow you to wear leather gloves and a denim jacket. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.


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1997 International 2554, with New Sprayflex 1500 gallon / 90-ft. booms “Let Us Build One For You”

Sprayflex Sprayers

•  1000-2000 gallon poly or SS tanks •  80-ft.-130-ft. boom widths •  New poly tank configuration •  Extremely resilient boom design •  Load sensing hydraulic system In Stock - New Sprayflex 1500 gallon, 120-ft. boom

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Ag Trucks

can help you with any aspect of your truck sprayer project.

• Mounting • Fabrication • Truck Selection • Gearing • Tires and Rims • Hydraulic • Electrical • GPS and Controllers

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*** UNITS FOR SALE OR CONSIGNED ***

• 1998 Stahly Kodiak 8500 1280 SS tank, 80-ft. booms, row crop tires, Wylie center rack....................................... $90,000 • 1997 International 8100 with Marflex 1450 SS tank, 100-ft. booms, High-Rise axle............................................ $120,000 • 2004 Stahly Peterbilt 1800 SS tank, 80-ft. boom, row crop tires, 4400 hours........................................................ $90,000 • 1998 Stahly Topkick 8500 1600 SS tank, 90-ft. boom, very nice............................................................................ $85,000 • New Leader 3220 G4 multiplier bed, like new, Viper cableing................................................................................. $25,000 • PT&E 550 SS tank, 50-ft. boom, SS plumbing, system only.................................................................................... $12,000 • 2010 Ag Trucks spray system, 1280 SS tank, 90-ft. Pommier aluminum boom, Raven Accu-boom, Ultra-glide..... $55,000 • 2011 Fast pull-type, 1800 tank, 120-ft. boom, duals, Raven boom height. Near new!!............................................ $55,000

New Sprayflex Sprayers on Order, Call and Reserve Yours Today

AG TRUCKS and EQUIPMENT Visit our website: www.agtrucksandequipment.com

Phone Dave Bell 406-899-7530 or Steve Raska 406-788-5361 – Great Falls, MT


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B24

Simonsen Spreaders in Stock

•  Simonsen Spreaders offer the highest return on investment of any equipment you can own. •  Organize your own time, spread your own, on your own schedule •  Simonsen — Accurate / Economical / Simple

“Get yours now for spring application”

New 2013 International 7500 Floater Chassis Arriving Soon - Just give us a call! FULL LINE OF TRUCK MOUNT SPREADERS WITH ANY OPTION NEEDED

Simonsen Equipment In Stock:

New 8-ton SS hydraulic drive, variable rate pull type carts with Raven controllers. New 8-ton SS ground drive spreader carts with spinner tach. New 8-ton SS Q Model truck mount spreader box.

“Top and Side Tenders Available in Any Configuration”

VECTOR 350 CHASSIS

350 HP CUMMINS, Allison automatic, mechanical 4WD, planetary axles, deluxe ag cab, stretch frame, row crop or floaters.

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***The Vector Chassis Can Be Equipped with***

Ag Trucks SS Liquid System Up To 2000 Gallons / 132-ft. Booms Sprayflex SS Liquid System Up To 2000 Gallons / 130-ft. Booms Simonsen R Model Boxes 10 Ton / 85-ft. Spread

AG TRUCKS and EQUIPMENT Visit our website: www.agtrucksandequipment.com

Phone Dave Bell 406-899-7530 or Steve Raska 406-788-5361 – Great Falls, MT


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B25

AG TRUCKS and EQUIPMENT Visit our website: www.agtrucksandequipment.com

Phone Dave Bell 406-899-7530 or Steve Raska 406-788-5361 – Great Falls, MT

Simplicity, Dependability, Capacity

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We are also a Trimble sub-dealer for Triangle Ag-Services of Fort Benton, Montana

Like new, 1 year old, Ag Trucks SS 1280 spray system, SS 1280 tank, 90-ft. aluminum boom, 7 boom sections, rinse tank, cone, load sense hydraulics. Call soon

AG TRUCKS SPRAY SYSTEM ON VECTOR 350 CHASSIS

2013 Vector 4WD Chassis, 350 hp Cummins, automatic, planetary axles, deluxe applicator cab with SS 1600 gallon tank, 90-ft., 4-pt. link boom mount, load sense hydraulics, Raven Viper, Smart Trac steer, Accu Boom, Raven boom height. 45 mph road speeds.

Give us a call about your application needs.

Truck Sprayers/Pull Types/Spreader Boxes and Carts/Small Sprayers along with Trimble and Raven Products.

Near New!!

2011 Fast 1800 gallon, 120ft. boom, duals, rinse tank, only one season, less than 200 hours, Raven boom height available. Big Savings!

Only a Few Left

Brand new 255/70 R 22.5 tires and wheels.

These are brand new “take-offs” removed from new truck chassis. Call now and save!!

!BOYD BOOMS! We are a dealer for Aluminum Replacement Booms Built By BOYD BOOMS. Boyd Booms are Built with the Utmost Attention to Detail. Extruded Aluminum, Standard High Strength Hardware, Standard Hydraulics, Custom SS Plumbing. Available Sizes From 80-ft. to 132-ft. Give Steve or Dave a Call


eXtension features poultry production information

Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B26

TRACTORS & ATTACHMENTS

NEW LOAD JUST ARRIVED DS4510H & DS4110

NEW

John Deere 70, gas, Farmhand F10 loader, grapple.......................$4500 Case SC narrow front, runs........ Offer? Front Dozer Blade with manual adjust. Fits various models................$2500 Farmhand F11 loader with snow bucket............................................$2250 Westendorf TA loader........COMING IN

New Bale King 5100 Bale Processor

RH discharge. List $22.500 One Only...............................$19,995 CASH NO-TRADE

NEW Kioti CK27HST 4WD, KL130 loader..................................$21,500 Kioti LK3054 4WD with 3 point, PTO, KL128 loader. 148 hours.....$12,000 Oliver Super 55 with complete engine rebuild....................................$3850 Oliver 1650 gas with loader.... JUST IN Oliver 1755, 77 & 1855.....FOR PARTS

MISCELLANEOUS Gorman 4” irrigation pump, 540 PTO drive.........................................$400 White Cab to fit Oliver 55 Series tractor............................ MAKE OFFER 2 horse bumper pull trailer.............$750 1 set of 13.6x38 tire chains, excellent condition..................................$250 Bush Hog 3 point, 12-ft. plow.....$1650 Good Selection Of Spike Tooth Harrow Starting At $150.00

We now have

SITREX RAKES

CONSIGNED

Oliver 60 2WD tractor. Completely restored..$4500

NEW TARTER 3-pt. equipment 6-ft. HD landscape rake.................$700 7-ft. HD landscape rake.................$735 8-ft. HD landscape rake.................$780 7-ft. grader blade............................$385 7-ft. HD grader blade.....................$870 8-ft. HD grader blade.....................$915 6-ft. MD disc...................................$915 4-ft. rotary cutter............................$935 5-ft. rotary cutter..........................$1015 6-ft. rotary cutter..........................$1200 QA super spear.............................$435 Middle Buster potato plow............$165

WALLENSTEIN

Haybuster 256 Plus II processor.$4500 Massey-Ferguson 510 combine with Perkins diesel........................ CALL New Holland 1032 pull-type balewagon....................................$5000 New Holland 1116H header for 276/9030 bidirectional...........$4500 Gehl 1400 round baler. 4x5 bale...$750 Sitrex 2 wheel 3-point rake...........$350 Ditcher manual adjust, 5-ft. wings..$295 Ezee-On 24-ft. disc with wings....$3500 Dearborn 3-point offset disc..........$500 John Deere one bottom plow........$300 Disc 9-ft. pull-type, needs work... CALL 1 set of 3 roller packers.................$350 Feterl grain auger..........................$300 3-Point bucket scoop..... MAKE OFFER

USED HAYING

Hesston 30A stacker.... MAKE OFFER Bucket mount bale spear...............$400

wood splitters, chippers and log grapples available.

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply

MILLER LOADERS

Phone (406) 227-6821

East Helena, Montana

Serving HELENA and surrounding areas for 62 YEARS!

SHAVER POST POUNDER

Come visit us at www.helenafarmsupply.com

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply Phone (406) 227-6821 East Helena, MT New Mechron UTV’s In Stock (2) Kioti Orange

A new Web resource on eXtension.org provides researchbased, up-to-date information on poultry production for small- to medium-sized production and backyard flocks. It may seem a new trend to raise chickens in the backyard or purchase locally grown eggs and poultry, but chickens have been raised in this country for eggs and meat since the first English colonists came on the Mayflower in 1620. Egg production on a small scale is one of the oldest animal farming enterprises in recorded history. In the 1980s and 1990s small-scale poultry and egg production made a comeback in the U.S. as some Americans wanted a direct connection to their food. Raising chickens in the backyard became popular as did small production flocks of 500 to 20,000 birds per year (the maximum annual meat chicken sales allowed without USDA inspection). Raising poultry is popular in rural, suburban and urban areas throughout the United States. They are suitable for 4-H/ classroom projects, backyard flocks as well as small- and medium-sized production flocks. Raising backyard chickens can be a rewarding experience and a great way to teach children about nature, agriculture and the responsibility of caring for animals. Making informed decisions about management and keeping birds healthy are important whether you raise poultry for your own use, show birds at fairs or are raising a flock as a business. The Small and Backyard Flock resource on eXtension.org has information on getting started as well as poultry anatomy, behavior, biology and management. The site includes more than 250 frequently asked questions and more than 350 terms in a glossary. And it’s not just chickens. There’s information on ducks, turkeys, geese and other poultry breeds. The information on http://www.extension.org/poultry is written by leading university scientists who study and conduct poultry research. All content has undergone rigorous reviews and is trustworthy and easy to understand. University researchers and educators from 18 states contributed and reviewed information. Webinars In addition to the website, the experts at eXtension.org are hosting free webinars on small and backyard flocks. • 

January 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time Winter care of small and backyard flocks Most poultry can handle cold weather if they are sheltered from wind and kept dry. To keep hens laying, however, requires light supplementation. Jacquie Jacob, Poultry Extension Associate at the University of Kentucky, will discuss what is involved in keeping poultry productive through the cold winter. https://learn.extension.org/events/797 • February 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time So you want to raise turkeys After enjoying turkey for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas are you having thoughts of raising your own for 2013? Jacquie Jacob will host a discussion on what is involved in raising a home turkey flock. https://learn.extension.org/events/801 • March 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time Heavy metals and backyard poultry flocks An article in the New York Times reported the New York State Health Department found lead in more than half the eggs from chickens kept in community gardens in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. A panel of specialists will discuss heavy metals and backyard poultry products. 
 https://learn.extension.org/events/802 According to the 2007 Ag Census there are more than 143,000 farms with egg production flocks of less than 20,000 hens, up 49 percent from 2002 when the previous Ag census was completed. There were 125,195 farms with less than 50 hens, up 51 percent from 2002. There were also more than 2,500 farms selling replacement pullets, more than 10,000 farms selling less than 16,000 broilers, and more than 5,500 farms selling less than 2,000 turkeys each year. Poultry leaders The poultry resource area on eXtension is led by Jacquie Jacob, Poultry Extension Associate at the University of Kentucky; Anne Fanatico, Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina; Jesse Lyons, Poultry Extension Associate at the University of Missouri; and Brigid McCrea, Assistant Professor at Delaware State University. About eXtension eXtension is part of Cooperative Extension, a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory continued on page b31


Creepy crawly critter

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: About a year ago, I received a peace lily. It has done surprisingly well, considering the various opinions I have received on how to keep it healthy. About a week ago, a caterpillar appeared on the underside of one of the leaves. Two of the many leaves had been nibbled around the edges, which leads me to believe the pest hadn’t been present for very long. The caterpillar (or whatever it was) was red with black markings. With this limited information, would you be able to identify this unwelcome visitor and explain how it was able to enter the house and crawl into a large flowerpot on a wide windowsill? Also, if this loner was able to find its way into such a succulent meal, might others of its kind follow? There are several other varieties of plants on the windowsill but none have been the source of a free meal. Thank you for any help you can be on this important matter. A: Very likely this particular character did not crawl into your house and find the tempting peace lily to chew on. What probably happened is the female adult form came in as a flying insect (moth, beetle or fly) and laid an egg on the underside of a leaf. The egg hatched and produced this voracious eater. I have no way of knowing what this plant eater was or if you will get more visitations. Keep an eye on your houseplants for future intruders. Fall is the time when outdoor insects seek shelter against the cold and to perpetuate their species, so many will look for a place to lay eggs to begin the cycle over again for next year. Now would be a good time to check for any spaces in your foundation and to seal around windows and doors. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B27

We’d appreciate it if you tell an advertiser you read his ad in the Trader’s Dispatch.

T & T Farm Supply, LLC

Tyrel and Tara Hendrickson - 406-759-5006 or 406-799-8576 WE HAVE MOVED to 717 W. Madision Avenue, Chester, MT Near the Liberty County Airport

Specializing in Honey Bee Draper Headers and REM Grain Vacs

We currently have discount pricing for 2013 Honey Bee Headers We are also taking orders for 2013 Honey Bee Stock Order

~~ AVAILABLE ~~ 1-Brand New REM 27 Hundred grain vac Call for information

1-Used Rem 27 Hundred grain vac. Call for details.

We stock a large variety of Honey Bee parts including rod weeder supplies. We also have parts for REM Grain Vacs.

1-800-214-4654 or LOCAL AREA 406-265-6387 COMING IN

2001 Kenworth W900L Cummins N14 500 hp, 13 speed, 296” wheelbase, lift axle, 11-24.5 tires on aluminum wheels, rear locking differential.... .............................................................$37,000

2004 Peterbilt 379 day cab, short hood, Cat C15 475 hp, 13 speed. 225,000 miles on overhaul... .............................................................$35,500

(2) 2012 Wilson 43-ft.x66”, air ride, ag hopper, 4 aluminum wheels........$35,500 2010 Maurer 40-ft. steel hopper, steel wheels, spring suspension.

NEW 2013 Maurer hopper, 40-ft., spring suspension, steel wheels...........................$27,750 2013 Mauer 40-ft. aluminum hopper, steel wheels, spring suspension................................. ........................... $29,850 after factory rebate

2000 Sterling Detroit Series 60, 10 speed....... .............................................................$12,000 1998 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, 3406E Cat 500 hp, 18 speed, 11-24.5 drive tires.

1972 Fruehauf 24-ft. pup trailer, 3 axle, turn table, 4’6” tongue, 24.5 tires, aluminum wheels, spring suspension.................................$11,500 2004 Freightliner Century day cab, 430 hp Detroit, 10 speed. 609,000 miles..........$25,000

1997 International 4900 DT466, 7 speed, spring suspension, 11-22.5 tires, 6 steel wheels, rollback wrecker body, 13-ft. upper, 28-ft. lower, 3 winches, aluminum deck, rear underreach..... .............................................................$21,000 1989 Kenworth W900 Cat 3406B, 425 hp, 13 speed, 11-24.5 steer tires, Lo-Pro 24.5 drive tires, 6 aluminum, 4 steel wheels, air ride suspension. ...............................................$16,000 1975 Ford F600 330 V8 gas, 4 speed transmission, 2 speed rear end.............................$6250

Evenings & Weekends Call Chuck @ 265-6387 or Jim @ 265-6367

1972 Fruehauf 21-ft. pup, 10-ft. tongue with turn table, 24.5 tires on steel wheels...............$9500

2012 Wilson 41-ft.x66” ag hopper, 90% tires and brakes, 2 rows of lights, S/S rear, spring suspension...........................................$31,500

New homemade 20-ft. hopper pup, steel wheels, 11-24.5 tires, ag hopper, 20-ft. drop tongue...... .............................................................$19,500

1997 Wilson hopper pup, 30-ft., spring suspension, aluminum wheels, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, tandem dolly on turntable.................... $21,500 1991 & 1996 Western hopper doubles, 40-ft. lead, 24-ft. pup, spring suspension on lead, air ride on pup, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires on aluminum wheels, tandem dolly on turntable, new tarps.. ............................................... For set $34,000

12-Great Dane reefers, 1996-2001, 50-ft., spread axle, TK unit................. $8000 -$10,000 2000 Freightliner FLD 120 Series 60 Detroit, 360 hp, 10 speed, single axle, all steel wheels, 468,000 miles, headache rack, air operated oversize load sign.................................$14,000

New Watson Chalin steerable lift axle with fabricated axle. Includes air kit....... $4600 New Watson Chalin steerable lift axle suspension. Includes air kit..........$2600

Check Our Web Site: www.vaughntrucksales.com

1993 Kalyn drop deck, 48x96”, 17.5 tires, 40-ft lower and 8-ft upper deck........................$8900 Hydraulic Wet Kit to run end dump trailer with new air shift PTO and pump, new tank and console in cab..........$1550 Similar savings on other applications

Vaughn Truck Sales

2100 Highway 2 East • Havre, Montana

2002 Fontaine 53-ft step deck, aluminum combo, steel wheels, rear axle slide.....$19,000

Storage Trailers for rent by day, week or month

28-ft. to 53-ft. van trailers for storage 28-ft. and 53-ft. reefer trailers 48-ft. step deck

96” wide converter dolly, single axle, air ride, 22.5 tires, on Daytons.........$2200


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B28

The deadline for advertising for the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 4.

WANTED TO BUY: Any type farm tractor 1970 or newer. Good shape, wrecked, rolled, burned, or with mechanical problems. Will pay top dollar.

Can e-mail photo to ronheath@hotmail.com Phone Ron Heath, (208) 681-4429, Blackfoot, Idaho

BACKHOE FOR SALE

1998 Case 580 Super L backhoe, Extend-A-Hoe, 4x4, forks, AM/FM radio, heat/air conditioning, 2350 hours. Good clean condition..................... $34,500 Call (406) 439-2823, Jefferson City, MT

Risk management for 2013 and beyond

By James Sedman, a consultant to the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and John Hewlett, a farm and ranch management specialist in the department Management Agency (RMA) has waived With most of the U.S. still experiencing the 30-day ownership requirement for liveexceptional drought conditions, includstock insurance programs to better assist ing some form of insurance in their risk producers coping with the dry conditions. management planning for 2013 is more Practices and Reminders important than ever for producers. Many crop insurance policies in WyoCrop producers can choose between ming (excluding group policies) have Yield Protection (YP), Revenue Protection prevented planting provisions: stipulations (RP, with or without harvest price exclucovering cases where an insured cause of sion), AGR-Lite (whole farm revenue insurloss (such as drought) prevents planting an ance), or specific group risk and multi-peril insured crop. While prevented planting is policies. determined on a case-by-case basis, there Livestock producers can utilize Vegetaare some basic guidelines. Drought is an tive Index for pasture, range and forage accepted cause of prevented planting in both (VI-PRF), Livestock Risk Protection (LRP), irrigated and non-irrigated crops. Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance For instance, in dryland situations, the or Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance lack of sufficient soil moisture to germiProgram (NAP) coverage. Utilizing these nate crops would be an acceptable cause of programs also provides eligibility for cerprevented planting. In irrigated situations, tain federal disaster aid programs. drought causing a failure of adequate water Livestock Programs supply also qualifies as a prevented planting LRP and LGM provide protection against situation. changes in livestock prices; LGM provides Operators should review the prevented additional protection against increases in planting provisions on a crop-by-crop basis the price of feed. Producers can signup for with an insurance agent to learn about the LRP at any point in a given month and for level of protection available. LGM on the last business Friday of a month. Because of the ongoing drought, the Risk continued on page B31

Cattle prices will continue to rise

The impacts of the 2012 drought continue to play out in a beef industry discouraged by high feed prices and large cattlefeeding losses. In the latest Cattle On Feed report, the USDA confirmed that placements into feedlots dropped sharply in September following substantial declines in July and August. As a result, on-feed numbers are now down nearly 3 percent as the beef industry is doing its part to reduce corn and other feed usage, according to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. “Drought has been particularly cruel to the beef cattle industry,” Hurt said. “A multiple year drought in the Southern Plains has been followed by a devastating midwestern drought in 2012 that is now forecast to continue into 2013. Brood cows remain the last major livestock industry that is land extensive. So when dryness causes wide stretches of land to be unable to support cow grazing, producers have to buy feed or send the cows to town.” In reviewing the year, Hurt said that the 2012 drought began in the eastern Corn Belt in the spring and early summer but migrated westward in the late summer and fall. Today the drought conditions still cover 62 percent of the lower continental United States according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The central Great Plains has become the epicenter with Nebraska having 95 percent of the state in the worst two drought categories. In addition to Nebraska, six other states, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa, have more than 50 percent of their area in the worst two drought categories. These states represent 30 percent of the nation’s beef cows. “While some important beef cow areas have gotten relief from the drought, others have a discouraging outlook,” Hurt said. “Improved moisture conditions began in August and have continued into the fall in the eastern Corn Belt and the Southeast. However, the forecast is for the drought to continue and possibly intensify into the winter for the area of the country that is west of a line roughly from Chicago, Illinois to Lubbock, Texas.” Hurt said that beef cow numbers are likely to be 2 to 3 percent lower in the upcoming January inventory report. The mid-year estimates were already reflecting a 4 percent decrease in the national beef cow herd, and that was before the impacts of the 2012 drought began to be felt. The implications are for continued cow reductions until feed and forage supplies are restored. USDA is currently reporting 55 percent of the nation’s pastures and ranges in “poor” or “very poor” condition, the lowest two categories. According to Kansas State University, negative returns for feedlots have continued with losses over $200 per head. High feed prices, a small calf crop, and excess capacity in feedlots continued on page B30


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B29

big EQUIPMENT CO. 1287 Hwy 87 West, HAVRE, MT FAX: 406-265-9367 www.bigequipment.com RON HARMON - MANAGER/OWNER CELL: 406-265-0096 HOME: 406-265-9808 EMAIL: rrharmon@aol.com

TRACTORS & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Big Bud 950/50 950 hp, 2610 Twin Disk transmission and torque with hydraulic upgrades, Clark 85,000 lb. axles, new upgraded closed center hydraulics with flow control.......................................$349,500 Big Bud 600/50 KT 1150 motor, major component work, twin disk transmission, 75,000# Clark axles, new paint, new 30.5x32 tires...... ............................................................................................$150,000 Big Bud 600/50 recent new close centered hydraulic for air drill, 30.5x32 duals @ 60%, new interior, new paint..................................$125,000 Big Bud 600/50 600 hp, rebuilt Twin Disk transmission and torque, 9 speed...................................................................................$125,000 Big Bud 550/50 550 hp, 2610 Series transmission, 70,000 lb. Clark axles, new paint and interior..........................................................$125,000 Big Bud 525/50 rebuilt transmission........................................$110,000 Big Bud KT450 1150 Cummins 450 hp, 13 speed Fuller transmission, 70,000# Clark axles, needs paint..........................................$29,500 1976 Big Bud HN320 700 hours on Cummins Recon Big Cam IV, 360 hp, rebuilt 12513 Fuller transmission, recent paint, tires, decals, Clark axles.......................................................................................$49,500 2002 Case IH STX450 4WD, 5 remotes, 710x38 duals at 50%, 5500 hours....................................................................................$115,000 2010 Case IH Puma 210, full auto guidance, rear weight package, 3 remotes, 650 hours.............................................................$149,500 1992 Case IH 7120 Magnum 7400 hours, Leon 808 front end loader, no 3-point, 540/1000 PTO.....................................................$59,500 Case 1030 with Case 70 loader, 100 hp, cab, PTO. Very clean..$11,500 Case 1030 with loader, no bucket, PTO........................................$7500 2008 Cat Challenger 965B Cat C18 engine 510 hp, 16 speed Powershift, 4300 hours..........................................................................$179,500 1997 Cat Challenger 65D 300 hp, 1800 hours, 30” track, 10 speed powershift, 4 hydraulics, bareback........................................$89,000 2001 John Deere 9400 6450 hours, without 3 point. 710/38 tires approximately 50%..................................................................$110,000 John Deere 7730 with 746 SL loader, almost like new, 7275 hours, 2 function electric joystick.......................................................$129,500 John Deere 7410, cab, air, 3-pt., PTO, 740 loader, grapple, 4500 hours. Very clean..............................................................................$69,500 John Deere 4020, 8 speed, 3-pt., PTO, no cab, gas. Good condition..... .................................................................................................$9500 Steiger ST470 525 hp, powershift, 30.5x32 duals @ 60+%, rebuilt motor, clean unit...............................................................................$75,000

406-265-9554 OR 888-265-9554

Email: bigequip@bigequipment.com WAYLAND WALLS Parts Manager 888-265-9554 406-265-9554

AIR & CONVENTIONAL DRILLS

(2) 2012 Seed Master drills. 70-ft., 12” spacing, compact transport, 300 bushel on board. Numerous tank options of tow behind/between tanks, capacity up to 860 bushels...................CALL FOR DETAILS 2012 Seed Master 54-ft. x 12” Demonstrator drill, with or without Ezee-On 4400 tow between 390 bushel tank. Special Discounts Available..... . ......................................................................................CALL RON

2007 Case IH Flexi-Coil ATX700 70-ft., 12” spacing, 41/2” steel packers. Very clean............................................................................ $94,500

ROGER WILDE CELL: 406-470-0321 OFFICE: 403-345-4847

COMBINES

2009 Case IH 9120, 544 hours................................................$239,000 2004 Case IH 8010 2040 separator hours, 2700 engine hours, has IH 2020 30-ft. flex head, 2006 newer engine, updated feeder house, upgraded Pro600 monitor, Contour Master, chopper, long auger, moisture/yield...............................................Combine only $175,000 With header.........................................................................$200,000 2009 Case IH 7120 400 separator hours, Pro 600 monitor......$228,500 1993 Case IH 1688 3243 engine hours, new heavy clean grain boot with cross auger, update to 11/4” shaft..........................................$45,000 1987 New Holland TR96 3000 separator hours........................$39,000 John Deere 9770 750 separator hours, custom cutter package duals, 2WD, nice machine..............................................................$195,000 John Deere 9760 STS, John Deere 630 head. Without head..$149,500 With head...........................................................................$165,400 2003 John Deere 9750............................................................$110,000 John Deere 9660 STS, 1200 engine hours, chopper, 30-ft. auger, 18.4x42 singles, bin extensions........................................................$182,000 2005 John Deere 9660............................................................$159,000 2003 John Deere 9650 STS, 2734 separator hours, chopper.$110,000 2004 Cat Challenger 670 600 separator hours, with pickup....$155,000 Gleaner R60, 2882 hours...........................................................$22,500 Gleaner N6, 2250 hours, 24-ft. header and pickup reel.............$10,000 1983 Gleaner N7........................................................................$10,000

HEADERS & ATTACHMENTS

2005 MacDon 973 36-ft. header, pick up reel, transport............$45,000 2002 MacDon 972 draper table, hydraulic fore and aft. pickup reel, P auger, transport.....................................................................$30,000 Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, pickup reel, hydraulic fore/aft. Very clean... .................................................................................................$9500 John Deere 930 header, regular reel............................................$8000 (2) Allis-Chalmers 313 pickup header, Melroe attachment. Each.......... .................................................................................................$3000 Variety of headers & variety of brands/prices vary - CALL

TILLAGE EQUIPMENT

Wishek heavy duty tandem disk with 28” original blades worn to 26”, rockflex spring gang disc, excellent condition.......................$37,500 2003 Bourgault 5710 with 5350, 57-ft. 3 section tow behind tank......... . ........................................................................................... $98,000 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot (can be double shoot), 3450 tank................................................................. $65,000 2-2012 Ezee-On 6650 heavy duty discs. Great for CRP Rec. Each....... . ........................................................................................... $69,500

2004 Summers 60-ft. harrow......................................................$22,500 Concord 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3400 tow behind tank. Very clean.. ..............................................................................................$39,500

SWATHERS

1998 MacDon 9300, 1995 30-ft. draper header, pickup reel, hydro transmission, 4345 hours......................................................$39,500 1979 International 5000 swather, diesel motor, 14-ft. hay head, without conditioner, runs good..............................................................$4500

MISCELLANEOUS

Steiger ST470 4WD, recent engine and axle work done, 7763 hours.... ..............................................................................................$75,000

2000 New Noble 42-ft. tow behind air cart with 7” spacing........$39,500 Morris 6180 34-ft.x7” air drill, 180 bushel tow behind cart.........$39,500 4-John Deere 9350 drills with fertilizer, steel packers. Each.........$1500 Flexi-Coil 2340 variable rate tow behind cart............................$29,500

Versatile 1150 525 hp, 30.5x32 duals........................................$59,500 Versatile 895 4WD, 310 hp, 24.5x32 duals, air drill return line. Good condition................................................................................$37,500 Allis Chalmers HD-5 dozer, draw bar, ROPS, canopy.................$7500 Wagner 17, factory installed 318 Detroit diesel engine, 23.1x30 tires, factory duals, dual hydraulics. Rare, all original, good condition........ ..............................................................................................$29,500

May the peace of the Christmas season spread through all the world. We give our warmest greetings to you, our customers, and express our gratitude for your faithful patronage.

Summers sprayer, 100-120 ft. wide, 1000 gallon tank, monitor, 2 boom switch.......................................................................................$6950 Bron plow with winch, chutes, parts...........................................$65,000 Shulte 15-ft. bat wing mower, aircraft tires, chain guards, good condition........................................................................................$13,500 LaTourneau trencher/pipe layer.................................................$12,000 MacDon 14-ft. hay head, conditioner............................................$8500 1983 GMC 6 ton fertilizer spreader truck, 8.2 Detroit engine, Allison transmission, Raven controller, GPS, light bar......................$20,000 (2) Ford B700 restored school buses, 24 passenger, diesel motor, 6 cylinder. Each............................................................... Make Offer

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In Medieval England, Nicholas was just another saint - he had not yet been referred to as Santa Claus and he had nothing to do with Christmas.

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Cattle prices continued from page B28

have all contributed to these large losses. Placements of calves in September were down 19 percent from a year-ago. Significantly, this was the smallest number of cattle placed in 1,000 plus head capacity feedlots since USDA began the current series in 1996. The low September placements follow about a 10 percent reduction in placements in both July and August. “As a result of the slowing placements in the past three months, the number of cattle on feed dropped to 3 percent below year-ago levels on October 1,” Hurt said. “Cattle on feed will play a role in rationing the short corn supply. The current 3 percent reduction in on-feed numbers contrasts with only a 1 percent expected reduction in on-feed numbers in USDA’s grain consuming animal unit calculations for the 2012-13 marketing year. Cattle on feed represent 23 percent of the total USDA grain consuming animal units,” he said. “The cattle on-feed numbers were supportive to the overall expected reduction in per capita beef supplies of about 3 percent through the first half of 2013,” Hurt said. “As a result, finished cattle prices are expected to continue to rise this year and into 2013. For the just completed third quarter, steer prices averaged near $120 per hundredweight. Prices are expected to be near $125 for the final quarter of 2012 and $130 in the first quarter of 2013. Spring prices may peak in the higher $130s with the second-quarter average in the mid-$130s. Record-high cattle prices will be in store for 2013 with prices now expected to average in the very low $130s compared to an expected record this year near $122,” he said. Hurt said that calf prices will be slower to recover due to high feed prices, which will continue to depress calf prices until feed prices begin to moderate. “That moderation could begin in a small way with lower soybean meal prices in the spring of 2013, assuming reasonable South American soybean production,” Hurt said. “Further declines in feed costs could occur with a better grazing season in the spring and summer of 2013 and a return to larger U.S. corn and soybean crops next year,” he said. Hurt said that a more abundant feed supply in the second half of 2013 could result in a robust price recovery for calf and feeder cattle prices. Replenishment of feed supplies would also begin beef cow expansion in late 2013.


Risk management

Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page B31

Jade plant has almost no roots

continued from page B28 By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Producers should keep good records to document any root. Get some fresh potting soil and plant Q: I looked on your website and didn’t losses. Operators should notify their insurance agent of any it in a pot that drains well (clay preferred). see an answer to my question. My jade loss that occurs within 72 hours. In addition, the insurance Keep the media moist but not soaked. Use plant is about 12 years old and always has agent should be notified in advance of any change in cropan African violet soil if you can locate any been very healthy. I pruned and replanted ping plans over the growing season, such as chopping corn in your area or a potting soil known to be it two years ago. This summer, it was not for silage intended for harvest as grain. high in organic matter that would have good looking healthy, so I figured that it needed Important Dates to Remember drainage characteristics. to be repotted again. 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We’d appreciate it if you tell an advertiser you read his ad in the Trader’s Dispatch.

HEADER, TRAILER & OPENERS FOR SALE

MacDon 972 30-ft. header, triple delivery, upper cross auger, pickup reel, gauge wheels, New $23,000 $25,000 obo Holland TR adapter, excellent shape................................................................. 2009 Merritt 42-ft. hopper bottom trailer, air ride, good tires and brakes. Very nice condition. Miscellaneous Stealth openers....................................................................................... $1000 Phone (406) 567-2632, or 350-2266, Coffee Creek, Montana

www.reddigequipment.com

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis

By Rebecca Whitlock, SDSU Extension Graduate Student Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurologic disease in horses caused by the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona. Clinical signs include abnormal gaits, incoordination, loss of sensation to face, muscle weakness and wasting. The neurological exam scale ranges from 0 to 5, where 0 represents a clinically normal horse and 5 represents a horse unable to move (see Table 1).

GRADERS

Champion 720A good working condition................... $21,000 Galion A556 grader, snow wing, all wheel drive, front blade, good machine for the money................................ $28,000

FORKLIFTS & LIFTS

Bobcat 337 hydraulic thumb, enclosed cab, air, heat blade, new rubber tracks, new swing drive assembly...... $28,900

1998 Carelift ZB6037-44................................................. Call 2008 Cat TH-63 forklift, enclosed cab, heater, good tires, quick change, bucket, forks, real nice............................ $25,900 Ingersoll-Rand RT70G 6000 lb. forklift, John Deere diesel power, shuttle shift transmission, 21-ft. mast........ $12,900 Manitou T604TC 4WD all-terrain forklift, enclosed cab, 6000# lift with side shift, 5-ft. forks...................................... $8500

FORESTRY

Cat 130G ripper, scarifier, Balderson hydraulic front blade, 14-ft. moldboard. This has a $30,000 work order on the engine.. . ................................................................................. POR

Cat 518 very good operating skidder, winch works good, chains................................................................... $14,500 Clark Ranger 667 skidder, dual function grapple, brush rake and tight blade............................................................ Call John Deere 548E single function grapple, winch....................   Price before we run it through the shop................. $19,900 Several fellerbunchers, Danzco delimber, sawheads.

We HAVE Many attachments for excavators including rollers, buckets, cabs, forks, blade, brush rake, thumbs & bucket teeth in stock.

Cat 305CCR quick change, bucket, hydraulic thumb, air, enclosed cab.

CRAWLERS

Fiat-Allis 14C crawler, very good undercarriage, twin tilt blade, power shift, 2600 hours, excellent........................ $29,500 John Deere 650G crawler, ROPS, parallel ripper, hydraulic slope board ripper, low hours on complete undercarriage...................................................................... $28,000

Undercarriage EXCAVATORS

Cat 936F loader, 4-in-1 bucket, air, excellent tires.

JCB 508-40 auxiliary hydrulics with tilt forks, good tires and brakes, good quality machine............................... $25,900

Cat 325L hydraulic dual link thumb, 44” bucket, recent engine work, new rails, sprockets, bottom rollers..............$43,900 Hitachi 120-5 36” bucket, air conditioning, operates very, very well, excellent undercarriage, cab is good, glass is good, Rotech bearings good........................................... $32,500 Hitachi UH172 runs good, 7783 hours...................... $17,500 Hitachi EX200-5 recent complete undercarriage replacement, runs very strong, 6500 hours................................. $53,000 2005 John Deere 35D like new rubber tracks, 3 buckets, very nice....................................................................... $27,000 John Deere 120LC long arm, hydraulic hoe pack, quick coupler, 24”, 36”, & 60” buckets, cat walks, cab guard, excellent................................................................ $46,000 John Deere 135C new rails and sprockets, hydraulic quick change, dual link hydraulic thumb, air conditioning, 3800 hours. Komatsu PC150-5, 24” pads..................................... $26,000 1985 Komatsu 220LC-3 bucket, thumb, runs excellent for an older machine.

TRUCKS & TRAILERS

1987 International 9370 Eagle Cummins Big Cam 4, 400 hp, 13 speed, PTO, Hendrickson RTE, rebuilt rear suspension, all new brake components and clutch differential....$13,500 Olympic trailers. Western Star 4800 13 speed transmission, 400 Cummins, excellent tires, excellent 15-yard box....................... $9500

Sarcocystis neurona has a complex life cycle that requires two hosts. The intermediate hosts include the raccoon, armadillo, skunk, domestic cat and sea otter. While in the intermediate hosts, S. neurona goes through asexual reproduction within the digestive system. The sarcocysts harbor within the skeletal muscle of the intermediate hosts. Once the intermediate host dies the opossum eats the infected tissue. Sexual reproduction occurs in the digestive system of the definitive host, the opossum. The opossum’s infected feces are ingested by the horse. The horse plays the role as the aberrant or dead end host in this cycle however, horses are unable to pass EPM to each other. EPM only occurs in North America because the opossum is only native to this continent. The way S. neurona infects the Central Nervous System (CNS) is unknown. However, there is a hypothesis that recommends S. neurona infects leukocytes which then carries the organism to the CNS. Once the organism infects the CNS, rapid production of S. neurona antibodies occur and lesions within the white and gray matter form. Approximately 50% of horses in the United States are seropositive for S. neurona, while only 1% of these horses develop EPM. Reasons for this may be parasite dose, stress and immunosuppression. There are multiple immunodiagnostic tests to use for diagnosis of EPM. Some of these tests include western blots, ELISA’s and immunofluorescence. There is treatment available for horses with EPM. Treatment is expensive and lengthy. More severe cases of EPM may take longer to treat compared to acute cases. Possible treatment drugs include ponazuril, diclazuril, and sulfadiazine/pyrimethamine combo. However, ponazuril is the most commonly used drug for treatment. Within the future it is imperative to determine the mechanism of how S. neurona enters the CNS, appropriate treatment duration and determine if S. neurona causes immunosuppression in horses. There is a grade scale for veterinarians to use when diagnosing horses with EPM. There are a number of prevention tips horse owners can use. Some of these tips include cleaning waterers regularly, not feeding on the ground and keeping feed container securely closed.

SKIDSTEERS

1992 Samsung 150-3 third valve, air conditioning, good rubber, ex-county machine, like new loader, 3500 original hours.. . ............................................................................ $29,000

We HAVE TIRES & CHAINS for graders, loaders and backhoes!

Bobcat 873 enclosed cab, factory heater, 1800 hours............ . ............................................................................ $17,500 2007 Case 440 skidsteer, 3000 hours, good running...$17,500 2008 Cat 246B skidsteer, enclosed cab, heater, hydraulic quick change bucket....................................................... $21,000

LOADERS

Clark Michigan 45 CGM with 453 Detroit - fresh engine, third valve hydraulic system, log forks, enclosed cab, heater, excellent tires. Runs very, very well...................... $19,900 John Deere 644AA 3 yard bucket, fair tires, runs well, ROPS.................................................................... $13,000 Komatsu WA 320-1 evenly matched set of tires, third valve, clamp bucket, operates well, excellent loader....... $35,500

Reddig Equipment and Repair 888-592-5880 (Office)  –  2866 Highway 2 East  •  Kalispell, MT

Atrophy and asymmetry signs in a horse with EPM
. Photo from: modernmedicine.com


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page C1

WE BUY COPPER • BRASS • ALUMINUM • IRON TRADE SCRAP FOR CASH OR NEW MATERIAL

NEW STEEL, NEW SALVAGE, AND RECYCLING ALL IN ONE LOCATION

GREAT FALLS

Thank you for your business this past year and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

1408 52nd Street North  •  Great Falls, MT 59405 (406) 761-4848

1-800-334-5964

New Selection of Tools!

CATTLE GUARDS

5” channel construction on bottom with 3” channel on top 10-, 12-, 14- & 16-ft. available

• Stainless Steel Sheets • Flat Bar • Pipe, Fittings

IN STOCK

Domestic A500 Grade B 6”x.250 well casing, 20-ft. lengths.... Call for pricing

Bench Vises 4” – $20.00

New Surplus

Non galvanized Guard rails

2 rail - 12” x 13’6” and

42” Diameter Land Roller Pipe

and Combines

& beams IN STOCK Call Fred, Dick, or Randy

Used 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels ­–  $10.00 ea.

Oil pistol can, 6 oz...... ........................ $3.55 1-ton chain hoist.................. $89.90

Old Farm Tractors

RAILROAD FLAT CARS For Bridges

TANK CARS

Overseas Containers For Sale 40-ft. & 20-ft.

#2 Railroad ties - $800 each #1 Railroad ties - $1550 each

FOR SCRAP USED SUCKER ROD: 3/4”, 7/8” & 1”- 25-ft. lengths WE SELL NEW & USED Tubing • Pipe • Angle Iron • Plate

NEW Rebar

3/8” & 1/2” - 20-ft. lengths

New 12” - 30” Poly Culvert

USED 2 3/8 and 2 7/8” drill pipe

New Surplus Square Tube •Sizes vary•

5-ton gear puller................... $58.87

For Non Potable Water Storage

New 12” - 48” Steel Culvert

Culvert Grade Pipe 30” & 36” - $25.00/ft. 22” - $15.00/ft.

NEW STEEL plate

We Buy

CLOSEOUT!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

1 1/2” x 100-ft. Fire Hose $21.50 ea.

Overseas Flats - 8’x40’ Great for bridges

Now Buying

Automotive & Heavy Industrial Batteries

HOPPER BOTTOM CARS Great for grain storage

✗✗✗ Fencing Supplies ✗✗✗ Used Guard Rail Posts

5-ft. long - $4.00 ea.

Round steel post caps 31/2” & 27/8”, round steel post clips Chicago Heights Steel Fence Posts with heavy spade plate

16.5 CAL tie wire $4.95/Roll

BLACK PIPE

Various sizes available – CALL

LAND ROLLER PIPE

24” - 42”

Now Carrying Abrasives (Sand & Slag)

Used Electric Motors & Boxes

3/8” Polypropolene Coated Cable 12,500# break strength Great For Horse Fence Sold by the reel only, 2345-ft./reel

.16¢/ft.

New Red Brand Class I Barb Wire

51/2’ & 6’ T1.33#

Used Round Tubing

Great for corrals 11/4” O.D. 11/2” O.D. 13/4” O.D. 2” O.D. All approximately 20-ft. & 24-ft. lengths

Call Jim Filipowicz @ 800-334-5964 (406) 761-4848

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Steel Department & Salvage Yard Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Salvage Yard – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday

USEABLE SALVAGE DIVISION • Limited Quantities

Useable Salvage At Great Falls Location


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 - Page C2

$78,000

from the crew at Equipment Connection

$17,500 & $18,500

$26,500

$9995

$6999

1994 Chevrolet 3500 dump pickup 12-ft. dump box with hoist, 6.5L engine, automatic transmission, 16” rubber.

1991 Ford F450 service truck 7.3L diesel engine, new automatic transmission, 12-ft. bed, recently detailed! John Deere 225C LC excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic quick coupler, 6600 hours.

$50,000

Bobcat 325 mini excavators - 2 Available OROPS canopy, blade, quick attach, pattern changer, 2500 hours, one with thumb, one without.

D L O S $15,900

2001 Dodge 1-ton flatbed pickup bale handler bed, 4x4, Cummins diesel engine, 5 speed transmission.

$35,500

$7250

$1000

1994 Kenworth W900B water truck 3176 Cat engine, 10 speed transmission, 3600 gallon water tank, pump sprays, all new rubber, new paint. John Deere 160 LC excavator cab, heat, long stick, thumb, quick attach, auxiliary plumbing, 4000 hours.

1998 International 4700 Series van truck 444 diesel engine, automatic transmission, 16-ft. van body with lift gate.

$5500

Speedshore trench box 4-ft.x20-ft.x6-ft., excellent shape!

Fruehauf log rigging complete with newer scales, 22.5 rubber.

$93,500

2013 Trail Max equipment trailer 32-ft. deck, 3 axle, 5-ft. tail with ramps, pintle hitch.

$6995 1993 Zieman 2324 tilt bed equipment trailer 27-ft. tilt deck, 3-ft. stationary deck, 16.5 rubber, spring suspension, air brakes.

$14,500

1989 Peterbilt 379 truck 3406 B Cat engine, jakes, 9 speed transmission, 2-line wet kit, 24.5 rubber.

1988 Peterbilt 378 dump truck 425 Cat engine, 13 speed transmission, jakes, 17ft. demo box, high lift tailgate, pintle hitch, new 22.5 rubber, new clutch.

$9950

2006 Komatsu PC 160 excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, 2700 one owner hours, very nice machine.

$33,500

$6500

2001 JLG 3369 scissor lift electric power, 17.5 hard rubber tires.

$21,900

2013 Trail Max TRD 50 tiltbed equipment trailer 3 axle, pintle hitch, 17.5 radial rubber, 50,000 lb capacity.

$26,500

1993 Komatsu PC200 excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb

$6500

$10,000 1996 Peterbilt 378 dump truck N14 Cummins engine, 13 speed transmission, 16.5-ft. Ox dump body, 24.5 rubber.

1996 Road Boss 32-ft. gooseneck trailer 3 axle, folding tail with ramps, new deck.

$89,900

$7500 2006 Kaufman gooseneck flatbed trailer 2 axle with duals, 20,000 lb. GVW, 24-ft. deck, ramps, electric jack.

1995 Ford crane truck L-10 Cummins engine, 335 hp, 13 speed transmission, 18,000# fronts, 40,000# rears, 3-way lockers, 2002 Terex 5092 crane, 25-ton capacity, 92-ft. boom, 45-ft. 2-stage jib, 4500 hours, one owner/one operator since new, recent clutch and transmission.

$10,000

1995 Freightliner FLD 112 truck 3176 Cat engine, jakes, 10 speed transmission, 22.5 rubber on aluminum wheels, sleeper.

1982 International S1900 dump truck single axle, 10-ft. dump box, gas engine, 5 speed + 2 speed transmission, 20” rubber.

$26,000

$14,000

1996 Kenworth T800 truck M11 Cummins engine, 370 hp, engine brake, 10C transmission, Aerocab sleeper, 8 bag suspension, pintle hitch, aluminum wheels.

$29,500

1999 Samsung SE210 LC-3 excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, 1350 hours.

$33,500

$39,900

2003 Peterbilt 379 extended hood truck C15 6NZ Cat engine, 18 speed transmission, 63” Unibilt sleeper, dual stacks and cleaners, 24.5 rubber on aluminum wheels

Berkley PTO water pump 3” inlet, primer, 540 PTO.

$58,500 $1995

1998 Peterbilt 379 short hood truck 475 hp Cat engine, 10 speed transmission, 63” Unibilt sleeper, dual stacks, 24.5 rubber.

$3995

2001 Grove A80J manlift 80-ft. lift, Cummins diesel engine, foam filled tires.

$7500

1973 Ford L900 grain truck gas engine, 5 speed/2 speed, 16-ft. box.

1993 Freightliner FLD 112 truck 3176 Cat engine, jakes, 10 speed transmission, 22.5 rubber on aluminum wheels, sleeper.

$28,500

1995 GMC W7 with Elgin Eagle Series F sweeper truck twin diesel engine, automatic transmission dual steer, low miles, newer brooms.

1990 NorPro 30 KW self-contained GenSet 3.9L Cummins engine, single or 3-phase, 120/240 volt

$1250

18-ft. flatbed trailer bumper pull, tandem axle, 14.5 rubber, ramps.

$27,900

2007 John Deere 210 LE skip loader OROPS, turbo, 4x4, 4-in-1 front bucket, rippers, new rubber, wheel weights

1999 GMC 7500 lube truck 3126 Caterpillar engine, Allison 5 speed automatic transmission, 22.5 rubber, all aluminum lube body with top roll cover, 250 gallon waste oil tank, evac. system, hydraulic filter crusher, 3 oil product tanks, hydraulic air compressor, very clean truck.

1994 Chevrolet 1-ton pickup 350 engine, 5 speed transmission, 8-ft. service body, dual rear wheels, Blizzard 10-ft. snow plow with hydraulic wings, nice shape!

$19,500

$4950

1988 Towmaster tag trailer pintle hitch, 10-ton capacity, tandem axle, electric brakes, 16.5 rubber, slider tongue to extend 16-ft., beavertail with ramps.

$29,500

$8995

1999 Case 570 LXT grading tractor 4x4, 84” front bucket, Gannon box scraper, OROPS canopy.

$5995

1969 Ford service truck V8 gas engine, 5 speed transmission, 10-ft. service body, drom plate for welder.

$7250 JLG 1532 E 3 scissor lift electric power, hard rubber tires.

Equipment Connection, LLC 196 Sunrise Creek Loop; Suite 59 on Hwy 2 West, PO Box 958 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 email: sales@equipment4u.net For all pieces, log on to our website: www.equipment4u.net

$4200

1984 Chevrolet 3/4-ton pickup 6.2 L diesel engine, automatic transmission, 4x4, grill guard, 69K miles, 16” rubber at 90%.

Small Town Company with Big Connections

1-800-681-2096 or 406-892-3915


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Equipment Connection, LLC

1-800-681-2096 or 406-892-3915

196 Sunrise Creek Loop; Suite 59 on Hwy 2 West, PO Box 958 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 email: sales@equipment4u.net For all pieces, log on to our website: www.equipment4u.net

$6000

Small Town Company with Big Connections

$14,500

$1600

$2995

1986 Chevrolet step van 6.2L diesel engine, automatic tranmission, 16-ft.

Toyota F620 forklift 6000 lb. lift, 6 cyl propane engine, dual front tires.

Caterpillar 416 backhoe OROPS, 2WD, extend-a-hoe, 2-stick controls, 3800 hours.

$23,500

1987 Dodge 1/2-ton pickup 360 gas engine, automatic transmission, 4x4.

$11,000

$22,500

1985 Ford L8000 service truck V-8 gas engine, 5 speed transmission, 6 wheel drive, Miller Big 40 welder, 8000 lb. auto crane, under-hood air compressor and gas air compressor, air greaser, low miles.

$7250

Caterpillar 426 B backhoe cab, heat, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, 2-stick controls, 5800 hours.

$13,500 Scat Trak 2300D skidsteer loader 2000 hours, OROPS, auxillary hydraulics. Champ forklift 6000 lbs., 30-ft. lift, 24” front tires, Perkins diesel engine.

D L O S $13,995

$9000

Ford 555 B backhoe/loader cab, heat, 2 wheel drive, extend-a-hoe, 2 stick control.

1995 John Deere 6675 skidsteer loader auxilary hydarulics, 66” bucket.

$37,000

$5995

John Deere 455 D crawler loader 4-in-1 bucket, power shift, forks, all new pins and bushings in loader, 4500 hours

1994 Chevrolet 3500 service truck 4x4 453 gas engine, automatic transmission, 100 gallon fuel tank, air compressor, Miller Bobcat welder.

$11,900

$25,900

John Deere 750 C dozer 6 way dozer, winch, OROPS.

$15,500

Ingersoll Rand DD-24 roller Kubota diesel engine, vibratory water sprays.

$9500

Caterpillar V50D forklift 5000 lb. lift, gas engine, dual front tires.

$1650 2001 Cat 420D backhoe/loader cab, heat, A/C, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, pilot controls, 4300 hours.

$26,500 Caterpillar 277 B track skidsteer loader pilot controls, good tracks, 2200 hours.

$4995

$39,900

Kawasaki 3010 Mule gas engine, 4x4, 680 hours.

$5995

Ingersoll Rand 175 air compressor Deutz diesel engine.

$3500 $4000 & $4500

Pro Tech Sno Pushers 8-ft. skidsteer mount, 10-ft. and 16-ft. bucket mounts.

Caterpiller D6 dozer 9U Series, straight blade, pony motor, direct shift, nice older dozer.

Sullair 185 air compressor JD diesel engine.

$85,500

Caterpillar 140 G road grader cab, heat, air conditioning, 14-ft. moldboard, rear ripper, new engine.

$13,500

$25,500

Caterpillar 980 B wheel loader cab, heat, good rubber, nice clean older loader. Meyer 3-yard sander Honda engine, good shape.

$3995

$49,900

Rosco sweeper cab, 6 cylinder gas engine, runs good.

Linkbelt L130 wheel loader cab, heat, 3-yard bucket, quick attach, third valve.

Galion gravel box 15-ft., includes hoist.

Warner & Swasey 35 KVA genset continental engine, propane-powered, 120-208 volt, 3-phase, 104 amp.

$2250 $1750 Hydraulic grapple fits Cat loaders.

Caterpillar CP323 padfoot roller JD diesel engine, hydro transmission, low-hour roller, new paint, nice shape!

$4250

1995 Utility 53-ft. reefer trailer 102” wide, 22.5 rubber, reefer unit runs good.

$2995

Rammax vibratory walk behind trench roller gas engine, 33” drums, new paint.

John Deere 544G wheel loader cab, heat, air, 3-yard bucket, nice loader.

$3500

$7995

$2995

$39,900

$7950 2007 Lincoln Vantage 500 welder Deutz diesel engine, trailer mounted, CC, CV, 3000 hours, excellent shape.

Wacker vibratory walk behind trench roller Hatz diesel engine, remote control, 900 hours.

$7000

Clark 5000 lb. forklift gas engine, dual front tires.

2004 Cat 420D backhoe/loader cab, heat, A/C, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, pilot controls, 4100 hours.

$5500

John Deere 450 B dozer angle blade, winch, OROPS with sweeps, nice little dozer.

NEW Telehandler bucket fits on forks on any telehandler.

$5000

1986 Bayliner boat 19-ft. open bow, outboard 125 hp Force engine, nice shape.

$11,500 Kolman 3x7 3-deck screen plant plate feeder, 4 cylinder Continental gas engine.

$11,000 Sandbagger M2 sand bag machine Kohler 7 hp gas engine, new engine and hydraulic pump.


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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

COMBINE and HEADER FOR SALE

1993 Case IH 1688 combine, chopper, hydraulic spreader, new sieve, feeder house chain, elevator chains, plus many other new parts. Field ready, always shedded. 2706 separator hours. MacDon 960 header, 36-ft., new canvas, batt reel, 2 sickle bars. Package deal $50,000 for both obo. Can sell separately.

Call Brian, (406) 292-3310 or (406) 262-4310, Joplin, MT

TRUCK and TRAILER FOR SALE

1987 International 9370 truck with ITB aluminum box and Fruehauf pup trailer.........................$39,900

For more information call Jess (406) 727-9994 or Ed (406) 454-3040

Pure Bliss Cycle, Inc. 609 So. Main St.,

Conrad, Montana

Phone 406-278-7583 Fax 406-278-7584

Team tackles top pests that scourge organic crops

Foodies in search of organic cucumbers may find themselves in a pickle: A new strain of downy mildew is causing many organic growers to abandon the crop. Cucurbit downy mildew, a particularly explosive pathogen, has joined other pests like striped cucumber beetles and aphid-vectored viruses in threatening cucumbers and other crops. But now, Cornell researchers are teaming up with colleagues along the East Coast to support the organic production of cucumbers, melon and squash by addressing these pests. A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative will fund a four-year project that will allow an interdisciplinary team of eight Cornell breeders, plant pathologists, entomologists, economists and extension specialists to attack the problem on several fronts: • Using existing germplasm to breed robust, high-quality cucumber, melon and squash open-pollinated cultivars with tolerance to cucurbit downy mildew, reduced attractiveness to striped cucumber beetles and resistance to aphid-vectored viruses; • Evaluating and selecting cucumber, melon and squash cultivars and breeding lines for their performance under natural pest and disease pressure; • Developing effective, affordable management strategies to combat these pests through the collaboration of growers, extension staff and university researchers; and • Conducting extensive outreach to facilitate adoption of the findings in the eastern U.S. and to support the growth of organic cucurbit production, especially in the southeastern U.S. 
Michael Mazourek, Ph.D. ‘08, the Calvin Noyes Keeney Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding and principal investigator for the project, said these strategies will help many organic growers who currently avoid cucurbit crops because of these pests. “Since 2003, the acreage devoted to pickling cucumbers has declined by 20 percent as a direct result of the cost and risk associated with downy mildew,” said Mazourek. He added that the fundamental practices used by organic farmers to control pests -- soil building, rotation, plant variety and allowed insecticides and fungicides -- are not completely effective against these insects and diseases, and growers often feel little can be done to manage the problem. But Cornell researchers have found some solutions that may be effective. Unheated or minimally heated greenhouses have already been adopted by many organic farmers to extend the Northeast growing season, and early studies suggest that such environments may also help reduce or eliminate cucurbit downy mildew. Copper products may also reduce the severity of the disease, according to research by Christine Smart, associate professor of plant pathology. What’s more, strategic inter-row cropping of other vegetables, such as the perennial legume sericea lespedeza, may provide depositories for viruses when aphids enter fields, and entomologist Michael Hoffmann, director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, is examining whether induced plant volatiles or attractive early flowering squash “trap crops” might help control striped cucumber beetles. Mazourek has also bred several promising disease-resistant varieties of cucumber and squash. “We have the genetics for host resistance and management approaches that have proven effective in preliminary trials and on-farm studies,” Mazourek said. “Further experimentation with these approaches will lead to innovative crop production strategies that will benefit the entire East Coast region.” Additional collaborators on the project include researchers and growers in North Carolina and Alabama, where squash is a particularly important crop. “Given the anticipated increase in pest pressure associated with a warming climate, cucurbit research done today in more southerly regions will ultimately benefit agricultural systems to the north as shifts in distribution in pests and crops occur,” Mazourek said.


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Call Triple W for Yearend Savings Savings to you.....Inventory reduction for us +100 HP TRACTORS Call us with your offer

John Deere 7520, loader. #C010755......$89,500 (4) John Deere 7320, loader. #C005165......$82,500 (4) John Deere 7220, 741SL loader. #C008927............ . .........................................................$77,500 (4)

ROUND BALERS

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John Deere 7130, loader. #C011516......$81,000 (3) John Deere 6430, loader. #C011520......$79,500 (4) John Deere 6430, loader. #C011522......$77,500 (2) John Deere 4960. #C011400..................$72,500 (4) John Deere 4230. #C000579..................$17,900 (2) International 1066. #C009802................$15,000 (3)

MOWER CONDITIONERS

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-100 HP UTILITY TRACTORS Call us with your offer

John Deere 2955, loader, grapple. #C013412.......... . .........................................................$21,000 (2) John Deere 5625, loader. #C012938......$55,000 (2) John Deere 5425, loader. #C012286....$43,9000 (4) John Deere 5410 MFWD, loader. #50140128........... . .........................................................$32,500 (2) John Deere 5105, loader. #C013722......$15,000 (3) John Deere 4010, loader. #C013039.........$8500 (3) John Deere 3155, loader. #C013972......$26,900 (3) John Deere 3010 2WD. #C003091............$8500 (4)

MISCELLANEOUS HAY & HARVEST

John Deere 2955, loader. #C010989......$17,500 (4) John Deere 2950, 740 loader. #C010406................. . .........................................................$19,500 (2) John Deere 2030, loader. #C010988......$15,000 (3) John Deere B 2WD. #C008716.................$2500 (3) Massey Ferguson 1085, loader. #C014146............. . ............................................................$4750 (4) International 560D. #C010537..................$3950 (2) Ford 8N. #C009922....................................$2750 (2)

TILLAGE

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Call us with your offer John Deere 567. #C007242....................$22,500 (3) John Deere 567. #C004219....................$29,900 (2) John Deere 567. #C008029....................$24,500 (3) John Deere 567. #C012350....................$19,000 (2) John Deere 567. #C008859....................$18,900 (4) John Deere 530. #C013984.......................$5950 (4) John Deere 530. #C014118.......................$5500 (4) John Deere 530. #C010932.......................$5000 (4) John Deere 530. #C011439..........................Call (4) John Deere 510. #C003088.......................$2500 (3) John Deere 510. #50490175.....................$2500 (3) M&W round baler. #C013476.....................$2500 (2)

SQUARE BALERS

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John Deere 946 moco. #51167191.........$18,900 (3) John Deere 946 moco. #C012977..........$19,500 (4) John Deere 945 moco. #C006337.............$8900 (4) John Deere 936 moco. #C007337..........$17,000 (3) John Deere 935 moco. #C013488.............$9900 (3) John Deere 935 moco. #C007715.............$8500 (4) John Deere 935 moco. #C005275.............$6500 (2) John Deere 935 moco. #C012825.............$6500 (2) John Deere 930 moco. #C004475.............$8500 (3) John Deere 926 moco. #C002671.............$9500 (4) John Deere 925 moco. #C012506.............$9500 (4) John Deere 835 moco. #C012725..........$22,500 (4) John Deere 820 moco. #C006719.............$8500 (4) John Deere 735 moco. #C012728..........$18,500 (2) John Deere 735 moco. #C012899..........$17,500 (4) John Deere 1600 moco. #51891353..........$4900 (2) New Holland 1431 moco. #C006824......$14,500 (2) New Holland 499 moco. #51564206..........$6900 (3)

RAKES

Call us with your offer John Deere 348 14x16. #C003165.........$17,900 (2) John Deere 467 16x18. #C004035............$4950 (4) John Deere 348 14x18. #C006821.........$15,500 (2) John Deere 348 14x18. #C013159.........$12,500 (2) John Deere 34814x18. #C011438.............$9500 (4) John Deere 347 14x18. #C007280............$6500 (4) John Deere 328 14x18. #C010822.........$15,000 (2) Hesston 4500 14x18. #50020345..............$7500 (3) New Holland 426 16x18. #C002893..........$3900 (3)

MISCELLANEOUS

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New Holland 130 manure spreader. #C006597........ . ............................................................$6950 (3) MI Harmon 833 sprayer, 67-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank. #C005597.....................................$7500 (3) Frontier SB3107 7-ft. sickle mower. #C014131........ . ............................................................$2950 (2) Frontier SB1107 7-ft. sickle mower. #C014132........ . ............................................................$2500 (2) MI grain grinder. #C005191........................$2000 (4) MI Quickhitch 3-pt. hitch coupler. #C001822............ . ..............................................................$450 (2)

John Deere 702 10 wheel rake. #C007367.............. . ............................................................$3250 (3) Frontier 1214 14 wheel rake. #C012186.................. . .........................................................$13,500 (4) Frontier WR1008 8 wheel rake. #C002595............... . ............................................................$4250 (2) MI Allen 851 rake. #C008294.....................$6500 (2) MI Allen 781 side-delivery rake. #C006357.............. . ............................................................$2750 (3) MI Daros BR7 belt rake. #C009142...........$2500 (3)

New Holland 1048 Stack Cruiser bale wagon. #C011559..........................................$12,500 (3) John Deere 3970 forage harvester. #C008310......... . ............................................................$8500 (2) John Deere 4995 windrower. #C012821.$75,000 (4) John Deere 2280 windrower. #C013811....$2900 (2) MacDon 9000 self-propelled swather. #C002894..... . .........................................................$26,500 (3) MI Premier 2900 self-propelled swather. #C002895. . .........................................................$19,500 (3) Vermeer 7020 disk mower. #C007277.......$4000 (2) Rhino CP60 flail mower. #70055275..........$1500 (2) MacDon 940 multi-crop header. #C002896$2000 (3) Haybuster 2640 bale processor. #C009702............. . ............................................................$8950 (4) Haybuster 2620 bale processor. #C014119............. . ............................................................$7500 (4) John Deere 6600 combine. #C009818......$3500 (2) John Deere 443 corn head. #C009819.....$4500 (2) John Deere heavy-duty bale spear. #50020650....... . ..............................................................$600 (3)

DRILLS

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Come see us at Triple W Equipment for unbeatable prices and selection

John Deere 450 drill, 7.5” spacing. #C010582......... . .........................................................$11,500 (4) John Deere 9350 box drill, 7.5” spacing. #C013389. . ............................................................$8500 (4) Massey Ferguson 33 drill. #C010934.......$2000 (4) John Deere 450 grass seed attachment. #C011098. . ...............................................................Call (4)

(3) Kalispell, MT

(4) Ronan, MT

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406-676-3578 — Cell 406-250-6120

John Deere 630 disk. #C013486............$19,500 (3) John Deere 650 disk. #C013703............$27,900 (4) John Deere 215 tandem disk. #C013613..$5900 (4) John Deere 22-ft. disk. #C011298.............$4900 (3) John Deere 4000 12-ft. tandem disk. #C012365...... . ............................................................$4900 (3) John Deere 220 tandem disk. #C010016..$2950 (4) John Deere 970 25-ft. roller harrow. #C005559........ . .........................................................$22,500 (4) John Deere 950 culti-packer, roller harrow. #C009143.............................................$3900 (3) John Deere 915 15-ft. 3-pt. roller harrow. #C003411 . ............................................................$2900 (4) MI Dunham single gang roller harrow. #C001309..... . ............................................................$1500 (2) John Deere 714 mulch tiller. #C006033.....$9000 (3) Aerway AW1200 12-ft. aerator. #C007244................ . ............................................................$7900 (4) MI Melroe 770 6-bottom plow. #C013732..$4500 (3) John Deere 42/4600 5-bottom roll-over plow. #C013038.............................................$3750 (2) John Deere F145H 5-bottom plow. #C005242.......... . ............................................................$1800 (2) John Deere A3100 5-bottom plow. #C003977.......... . ............................................................$1500 (3) MI 5-bottom plow. #50020382.......................$900 (3) Ford 5-bottom plow. #50202991...................$500 (3) John Deere FC12 12-ft. cultivator. #C012596........... . ............................................................$3500 (3) Minneapolis Moline CP210 chisel plow. #50001027............................................$1750 (3) Ford cultivator. #C012449..........................$1250 (2) Frontier PB1002 plow. #C009371..............$1100 (3) MI 4200 3-pt. vineyard cultivator. #C010358.............. . ............................................................$3000 (2) Ford 208 30-ft. cultivator. #50020292...........$450 (3) MI LJD 4C cultivator. #50020649.................$400 (3)


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ACREAGE FOR SALE

93 acres irrigated hay land, 40 acres dry land with creek, 24 acres with 2 houses, barns, corrals. This land is all fenced and comes with water. We can sell all or part as it is three deeded parcels. Phone Rick Magee, (406) 369-4064, Sun River, Montana

ITEMS FOR SALE

Ferguson SP75B smooth drum vibrating roller....$3500 Versatile 400 swather 20-ft. head........................$1200 3-point angle blade........$450 8-ft. heavy duty pickup snow plow blade with hydraulic cylinders...................$1000 4-New implement tires, never used, mounted on new 6-hole 5” center wheels............ $700

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL (406) 793-2210

Timber Jack 2628 Fellerbuncher.............. $30,000

International TD 15 dozer, cab, winch, angle blade, with hydraulic tilt. Good running.....................$7500

1999 Dodge Intrepid, excellent shape................$3500 LOOKING TO TRADE log truck loads of firewood for hay or straw or ??.

16-ft. car hauler, new deck, excellent condition...$2200

We Stock trailerS to fit all your needS! Stock – Horse – Flatbed – Motorcycle – 4 Wheeler – Cargo 30 ft. Duralite Stock Trailer 3 - 7000# Axles, Center Gate, LED Lighting

Duralite Trailers are built to be tough!

28 ft. EXTREME SPORT

ENCLOSED CAR & TOY HAULER by Trails West

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GO BOB TRAILERS HAULS UP TO 8 BALES

IN K T S OC STRUCTURAL FEATURES - 99” inside width, 78” inside height, 7’6” gooseneck, 1/2” A/C painted plywood floor, .040 aluminum roof, .030 FEATURES: 24" Stone Guard white exterior aluminum sheeting applied with VHB LED Clearance Lightstape (no rivets) with 3/4" Polybead Laminate Floor color choice, lined and insulated wall roof, 2Helmet 5/16” coupler, front & (2)and 4' Aluminum Cabinets White Vinyl Interior Walls Front Cabinet ExpandedTread Aluminum rear with Heated springw/assist, Brite Tubebeaver Steel Rooftails, Bows 92” W x 78” H rear ramp .080 Extruded Roof Wrapsspare tireBottom gravel guardAluminum on bulkhead, bracket, 5200# torsion axles with Wall and Ceiling Insulation Polar White .030 Beveled Aluminum Exterior easy hubs,Liner four wheel nose, alumi6" ATP Trimstainless on Front andsteel Rear Ramps Whitelube Vinyl Ceiling (Fully Finishedelectric Interior) brakes, (3) Coat Hooks Below Each Cabinet num tires. Quickwheels, Lube Hubsradial w/ Grease Caps Aluminum Wheels w/ Chrome Hub Covers Chrome Hub Covers INTERIOR - Carpeted up 30k BTUdome Ducted lights, Forced Air14x14 Heater w/crank LPG Bottles 4" Tapered Interior Fender Boxesgooseneck w/ Ski Guides area, Tonguedoors (additional), man door (Shortest in the Industry) vent, 7 coat hooks, helmet & oil shelf,onfuel Gallon Fuel System Safetyof Chains onWelded the side your choice, 8 recessed38 tie-down hooks. Fold-up Aluminum Work Bench Beavertail Fold-up Aluminum Sitting Benchassist, spare Heavy THESE Duty Drop Leg Jack WITH OPTIONS - Angeled front ramp with spring CD/AM/FM Stereo and 4 Speakers LED Corner Post Taillights tires, exterior road lights, traction blocks for ramps, extra Alike Keyed Security Haspsfuel Eachdoors, Ramp ramp Interior Dome Light w/ Switch 15 Amp Motorbase cable assist, porch light. Roof Vent 110v Electrical Outlet 32" RV Style Side Door w/ Step Rear Ramp w/ Assist $Just In! Call!

(28-ft. Only)

18,600

LOADING

Loading is fast and easy. Set your bale on the rear and keep sliding them forward. In most cases taking less than 5 minutes! Improved rear bumper will really take a bump and the lights are mounted inside rectangular tubing where they are impossible to knock out or drag off.

HAULING

As soon as you’re loaded, off you go! You can be confident that the extra wide over sized frame, the extra heavy main tube and the extra heavy rail supports will take you down the road safely. The Red Rhino hay trailer comes equipped with safety chains, brake, tail & signal lights, safety reflectors and electric brakes.

ALL DONE

Unloads in seconds! Pull a lever and you’re done! No need for a tractor to unload. The double latch keeps your hay loaded until you’re ready to unload and cuts the stress on the main tube in half. It’s so easy, anyone can do it. One lever actuates both latches at once. RED RHINO ®. The best hay trailer you can own. Period!

Priced at $6,900

2011 ABU 24' Gooseneck Flat Bed, Tandem Axle, Like New $5,200

New 32 ft. ABU Flatbed Trailer w/Tandem Duals $9,750

Used 2006 Homemade 7'x12' Flatbed ATV Trailer $900

New 30' Delta Flatbed Trailer w/Tandem Duals $9,450

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2013 Mirage Enclosed UTV Trailers Extra Tall, Rear Loading Ramp 7' x 14' 7' x 16'

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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Readers: One of my colleagues, Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension Service forester, had what I thought was an interesting question posed to him. His response is excellent and I think worthy of a read by anyone who ever has wondered the same thing about trees. Read on! Q: Why do some of my trees still have leaves, even though it’s early November? A: Although the question is simple, the answer is a more complicated. Quite simply, it depends. The simplest answer is that some tree species hold onto their leaves longer into the fall or winter than other species. Our native ironwood trees are a classic example. The leaves change to a yellow/orange in the fall, and then to a tan hue later on. They stay on the tree in that color for a long time. While I was deer hunting in northern Minnesota forests recently, I saw many ironwoods in the understory (lowest height below the forest canopy). Red oak, which also grows in Minnesota but not in North Dakota, also tends to hold its leaves well into winter. The fruit of the American linden (basswood) stays on the tree late in the fall and has a bract that looks like a leaf. European buckthorn (common buckthorn), an exotic invasive species, holds its leaves much longer than other species. These trees often remain green late into the fall. The second possibility relates to the origin of the seeds. Quite simply: Is this tree from an area south of here? To some extent, trees that originate further south tend to hold onto leaves a little longer in the fall. Another way to look at it: They don’t begin the process of becoming dormant as early as the native trees. This is a bit dangerous because an early fall frost can kill twigs or even the whole tree if it hasn’t hardened off sufficiently. Planting ornamentals in a hardiness zone that they’re not adapted to can result in problems such as this. Similarly, we need to review the management of the tree during the growing season. If the tree receives excess nitrogen too late in the growing season, it tends to focus its energy on tender, new growth. In the fall, it won’t be able to harden up as quickly as it normally would, so it remains green and tender and holds onto its leaves late into the fall season. For this reason, we recommend avoiding fertilizer applications during July, August and the first half of September. For watering, we recommend cutting back during August. This “mini” drought stress should kick-start the dormancy processes and result in a tree that is fully hardy once winter arrives. Obviously, withholding too much water can cause problems as well, so a balance is needed. Lastly, we need to look at the health of the tree or branch that’s holding onto its leaves. If a branch dies suddenly during the growing season, it will retain its leaves and will not drop them in the fall. Certain diseases can result in trees holding onto their leaves late in the fall. In many cases, this is an indication of a broader health problem. In summary, there are several possible reasons that trees might hold onto their leaves. Usually, it’s not a good sign. It may indicate damage that already has been done or it might be an indicator of future damage. However, in some cases, it might be nothing at all! For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

Fall weed control

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: We have dandelions and other weeds in our lawn. I hear that fall is the best time to control the weeds. Is it too dry to do any good this fall? What is the best way to fight dandelions? (Gackle, North Dakota) A: Weeds that have been subjected to dry, hot weather through most of the summer are pretty tough customers right now and might be resistant to standard herbicide treatments. Also, any herbicide treatment right now would put a lawn under even more stress. If you want to treat your lawn for weeds, do a week’s worth of watering to soften up the weeds somewhat and get the grass restimulated to grow a little. There are many products on the market to do the job. One product is Trimec. It is very effective against broadleaf weeds such as dandelions. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.


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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have a tiny cutting from a small-leaf linden that I believe has rooted. I have had it covered in plastic for five to six weeks. I am wondering if I should plant my tiny tree in the ground this fall or keep it indoors. I live in northeastern Ohio. Thank you for any advice. A: Plant it. Being a temperate-zone tree, it needs to go through the seasons to survive. I’d suggest setting it outdoors now if you haven’t done so. Place the tree where it will get a northern or eastern exposure so it gets conditioned to the outdoor environment and goes through the seasonal changes. Be sure to protect it from rodents before the snow flies. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www. ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

All of us at Musselshell Valley Equipment want to take this opportunity to wish all of our friends and customers a joyous Holiday Season. We hope this season finds each of you happy & prosperous. We also want to send out a Big “Thank You” for allowing us the opportunity to ser ve you this past year. We look for ward to ser ving you in 2013. The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.” 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605 418 Main, Roundup, MT John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

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2011 Case IH Puma 170

With L760 loader and grapple. 135 PTO hp., MFD, 2 speed PTO, 3 remotes, 3-pt., AM/FM, buddy seat, 3 function joystick. Great buy on a low hour lease return. Warranty until 10/31/2015. Just 531 hours. Books for over $140,000....... .......................................................................... Priced to sell at only $128,174

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By NDSU Extension Service An exciting new era of education has begun in the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. The much-anticipated Commodity Trading Laboratory (CTL) is completed. The trading facility features the latest and best in technology, where students can analyze commodity markets and learn the fast-paced activity of risk management and trading. “The Commodity Trading Lab has emerged to be stateof-the-art, both in technology and design. It will provide a very positive environment for teaching students with interests in commodity marketing, and is the first of its kind that specializes in agricultural commodities,” says William Wilson, university distinguished professor. “NDSU has a long tradition of training future leaders in this industry and the CTL will allow this to continue and grow. It will ultimately provide better training and exposure to marketing technology that is now the standard in these industries. It has a multitude of uses and has the potential to be used in other programs, including portfolio and finance courses in the College of Business.” Located on the first floor of Richard H. Barry Hall, the trading room has 32 workstations and can be expanded to 48 seats. Using dynamic linkages, students can produce spreadsheet analysis using many sources of information. Anything on a monitored screen can be linked to another screen, and the instant a number or order changes anywhere, it automatically updates the spreadsheet statistics, a system in tune with the immediate and constantly changing realm of international commodity trading. Funding for the facility has come from many sources. The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, NDSU Office of the Provost and NDSU Technology Fee Advisory Committee supplied seed money. Major agribusiness companies provided various forms of financial support, including ADM, CHS, Gavilon, The Rice Trader and George M. Schuler III of Minn-Kota Ag Products Inc. State commodity organizations also provided funds, including the North Dakota Corn Council, North Dakota Soybean Council, North Dakota Wheat Commission and Northern Crops Institute. “It’s a true partnership between the university and industry to do a better job of teaching,” Wilson said.

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By Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service Preventing activity of a key enzyme in potatoes could help boost potato quality by putting an end to cold-induced sweetening, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Cold-induced sweetening, which occurs when potatoes are put in long-term cold storage, causes flavor changes and unwanted dark colors in fried and roasted potatoes. But long-term cold storage is necessary to maintain an adequate supply of potatoes throughout the year. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists found that during cold storage, an enzyme called invertase causes changes in potato sugars—more accumulation of sucrose and a corresponding increase in the amount of glucose and fructose in tubers stored at very low temperatures. At the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit in Madison, Wisconsin, plant physiologist Paul Bethke, geneticist Shelley Jansky, and technician Andy Hamernik used a recently developed technology to show that decreasing the activity of invertase is sufficient to enable cold storage of potatoes without compromising the appearance of potato chips or the growth characteristics of the potato plants. Bethke and his colleagues are using molecular tools to improve understanding of what is controlling the process of cold-induced sweetening. Potatoes are sensitive to their environment and highly sensitive to low temperatures, and respond to these temperatures by producing certain sugars called “reducing sugars,” primarily glucose and fructose. When chips or fries are made from these potatoes, they tend to be dark-colored and bitter. The scientists’ research paper in Plant Physiololgy provides a proof of concept that the invertase enzyme is critically important in the process. However, invertase’s level of importance has never been clear, because there are other biochemical steps that might also contribute, according to Bethke.


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Plant variety protection regulations

By Neal R. Foster, Ph.D., South Dakota Crop Improvement Association Executive Director Plant Variety Protection (PVP) was implemented in 1970 to give rights to variety developers. This insures that the developer will see some return on the millions of dollars that have been invested in variety development. In 1994 PVP was modified to limit the amount of seed that could be saved and to restrict unauthorized sales. Under the PVP Act a variety can either go through the seed certification program (title V) or you must have the owner’s permission to sell as seed. This is specified by the variety owner when PVP is applied for. In either case, if you grow a variety with PVP and want to replant it for future crops on your own holdings you can, but it cannot be sold, bartered or traded for planting purposes. Today there are very few varieties of small grains released without PVP. There are no spring wheat varieties currently grown for seed in South Dakota that do not have PVP. The only winter wheats that do not have PVP are Arapahoe (released 1988), Jerry (released 2001) and Wesley (released 1998). In oats, Don (released 1985), Hytest (released 1986), Loyal (released 2000), and Reeves (released 2002) do not have PVP. There are several sources you can use to determine if a variety has PVP. Certified seed directories (See the South Dakota Certified Seed Grower Directory http://www.sdstate. edu/ps/sdcia/grower-directory.cfm) have tables of the most popular varieties listing variety attributes and PVP status. USDA maintains a database listing all crop varieties with PVP (See USDA Plant Variety Protected Crops http://www. ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/pvplist.pl). University crop trial results and recommendations (See SDSU Variety Trial Results http://igrow.org/agronomy/profit-tips/variety-trialresults/) typically list PVP status for the crop variety if applicable. Enforcement of PVP has dramatically increased over the last several years, by both public and private entities. Fines for selling seed illegally have run over six figures in some cases. If the seed was sold illegally and had been conditioned, the seed conditioner can also be held liable. With the advances that have been made in varietal identification it is almost impossible to not be able to determine what variety of seed is being sold or used. Like the highway patrolman always tells me ignorance of the law is no excuse. Selling seed of a protected variety is illegal without the blue tag or owner’s permission.

Nebraska team places at 4-H competition

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Nebraska’s 4-H Horticulture Team placed fourth at the National 4-H Horticulture Contest in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. 
 Each member of the four-person team placed in the top 20, with two placing in the top 10. The team, coached by Michael Rethwisch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension educator, consisted of: • Katharine Schudel, freshman, home school, North Loup • True Siffring, freshman agribusiness major, UNL, David City • Moriah Barta, sophomore, East Butler High School • Ryan Langemeier, sophomore, Logan View High School The October 6 competition included eight sets of judging, an 80-question test and identification of 100 horticultural specimens such as seeds, twigs, leaves, fruit, flowers and underground structures. Schudel placed fourth individually overall and tied for first in the fruit, nut and berry, and landscape ornamental categories. Siffring placed 10th overall and second in the written portion of the contest. Barta placed 16th, while Langemeier placed 18th overall. “I’m extremely pleased,” Rethwisch said. “We hoped to squeeze in at fifth, and we exceeded that goal.” The team held practices at the Butler County Extension Office to prepare for the contest. The students brought plant specimens to examine and identify, and Rethwisch also collected some for the team. “We had people in Butler County who didn’t mind me traipsing around their yard and grabbing specimens,” Rethwisch said. The Nebraska 4-H Foundation also contributed to the team, helping to defray travel costs for the members. The 2013 contest will be October 12 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Hendrickson Paralift with axle.$3600

2005 International Cummins ISX 425 hp, 10 speed, 64” sleeper, 3.55 rears. Cummins recon with only 245,540 miles.$31,500

2006 Kenworth T800 flat top, Cummins IXS 475 hp, CPL#2029 pre-emissions engine just installed with low hours, Herd bumper, 10 speed, 240” wheelbase, Thurmaflow 2 line wet kit, 567,000 miles........... ......................................$47,000

2005 Freightliner Columbia tri-drive grain truck, 24-ft. box, Detroit, 10 speed...........$56,000

1998 Freightliner Classic water truck, Detroit 500 hp rebuilt in 2005, 13 speed, 265” wheel base, near new cap drive tires..... ......................................$29,000 2002 Freightliner Classic 435/460 hp, 10-speed, nice tires................................$22,500

Freightliner FL70 service truck, welder, air compressor, crane on 11-ft. service bed...........$32,500 2006 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX 475 hp, 13 speed, 172” wheel base, sp40 3.70 ratio, Thurmaflow 2 line wet kit, 364,000 miles. Sharp truck.......... ......................................$46,900

1986 Kenworth W900 day cab, wet kit, aluminun wheels, 3406B, 13 speed...........$12,500 Just In 2000 Peterbilt 379 N14, 13 speed, 64” mid roof sleeper, 435 hp/500hp................$26,000

1994 Volvo Detroit 365/400 hp, 188” wheelbase, 9 speed..$9500

1997 Freightliner Classic Detroit 430 hp, 13 speed, removable 64” midroof sleeper, 250,000 miles on rebuilt, 224” wheelbase.....................$22,000

2005 Kenworth T800 Cat C15 Acert 475 hp, 13 speed, 5 window package, 222” wheelbase, Thurmaflow 2 line wet kit, 467,000 miles................$42,900

2001 Volvo VNL64T mid roof N14 500 hp, 13 speed, 225” wheelbase, 3.90 ratio....$18,000 1993 Volvo 13 speed, 212” wheelbase, great brakes, virgin drives................................$9500

1996 Freightliner FLD 120 water truck, 460 hp, N-14, rear locker. Nice tires!.......................$25,500

1986 International Cat 3406B, 13 speed, 255 wheelbase, aluminum steer. Price reduced to............$15,000 2008 Load King belly dump trailer, center point spring suspension..........................$35,000

1996 Peterbilt dump truck, 3406C 425 hp 15 speed, 11R24.5 virgin drives, plumbed for pup, American Class interior.. ......................................$28,500

1986 International dump truck Cummins 350 hp, 46,000# Hendrickson suspension, 15 speed, pintle hitch with air and hydraulics, 15-ft. box, 58,334 miles since rebuild in 2000 with paperwork......................$15,000

Just In 1983 Kenworth W900 water truck, Cummins, 10 speed, 2600 gallon spray truck.... .....................Call for more info

Reman Crankshafts

Cat 3406E......................... $1250 Cat 3406B........................ $1050 Cummins N14.................. $1500 Cummins 855 BC/SC........ $900 Cat C12............................ $1200 Also available ISX, L10, M11, 3306, DT466, C15, Det 60 series

1985 Trail King tri-axle belly dump, all new king pin plate and bushings, good super single tires, good brakes. Ready for work...............................$17,500

Transmissions and Differentials

1974 Fruehauf 42-ft. lowboy, like new tires and brakes......$11,500

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Cummins N14’s, BCII 400, BCIII 350   & 400, BCIV 400, M11’s Cat C15’s, 3406E’s, 3406B’s Cat 3054 Serial #5Ys.............$3200 Detroit 6V53T........................$5500 Detroit 60’s Volvo VED7C 275 hp..............$4000

RTLO16913....$2750 ($1500 core) RTO14613........................... $1500 Most 9, 10, 13 and 15 speeds.CALL Rockwell, Eaton, Spicer, IH differentials - most ratios available

Just In 1990 Peterbilt 377 Cat, 18 speed, lift axle, 224” wheelbase..............Call for more info

2006 Chevrolet 3/4 ton, long box, 6.0L gas, automatic..........$5995

1998 Kenworth T800 N14, 10 speed, 3.70 ratio...Call for price

1988 Sunshine stainless tank trailer, insulated, no baffels, hydraulic motor on pump, 8000 gallon.............................$24,500

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1997 R-Way tri-axle belly dump, super singles.................$24,000

1993 Trail King 40-ft. tri-axle belly dump, 11R22.5 tires, Budd wheels...........................$23,500

Engines

We have a large selection of used parts

1985 Eager Beaver tilt deck, 24-ft. pintle hitch trailer.....$7500

2007 Jet step deck, spread axle, air ride, winch tie downs, nice trailer......................$16,500

2007 Kaufman tri-axle step deck, 46.5-ft., new deck and paint, nice trailer............$23,000

Just In 1999 Wilson aluminum 48-ft. step deck close tandem..... .....................Call for more info

Just In 1997 Fontaine 48-ft. hiboy, tandem with sliding rear axle...................................$8500

2 CAT C15 Engines

MXS69658 475-hp..................$7500 BXS11665 475-hp. Just overhauled, with papers....................$11,500

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1990 Peterbilt 379 short hood, 3406B with low miles on engine, 13 speed, flat top, great virgin tires, great brakes..........$19,500

2003 GMC Duramax SLE extended cab, short box leather AliArc, bedliner, toneau cover, headache rack, 176,000 miles.... ......................................$14,000

1969 Timpte double bottom delly dump........................$7500 1968 Beall belly dump, double bottom, good tires and brakes, center point spring suspension... .........................................$7900

1998 AutoCar day cab, Cat 3306 300 hp, 15 speed, T-ride suspension, 46,000# double lockers, 275” wheelbase.............. ......................................$16,500

1991 International daycab, 3176 Cat, 10 speed, 3.21 rears, low pro 24.5 good tires..................$9500

1998 R-Way tri-axle belly dump.. ......................................$24,500 1982 Clement end dump pup, 14-ft. box, 34-ft. overall......$7500

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By NDSU Extension Service Joe Zeleznik, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service forester, is the NDSU Agriculture Communication and Association of Communication Excellence - North Dakota’s 2012 communicator of the year. The Communicator of the Year Award recognizes an individual who displays exceptional expertise and professionalism in delivering educational programs and information to the public through several types of media. The Agriculture Communication staff and North Dakota ACE members select the recipient. Recognizing that people don’t all learn the same way, Zeleznik uses traditional communication methods including publications, handouts, news releases and workshops, as well as the newer methods, such as Facebook, blogs and YouTube videos to reach his audiences. “The NDSU Extension Service has the great fortune to have the talents of Joe Zeleznik as our Extension forester,” NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom says. “Joe has a wealth of ‘tree’ knowledge that he shares through training workshops in communities across the state. Joe has also been our point person with critical issues like the threat of emerald ash borer and the flood response in Minot and Bismarck in 2011. Within Extension and in partnership with the North Dakota Forest Service and other agencies, Joe has created excellent emerald ash borer educational materials.” Zeleznik discovered his love of forests while working on a tree farm during high school in Ohio, where he was raised. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, a master of science in forestry degree from West Virginia University in 1993 and a doctorate in forestry from Michigan State University in 2001. Before joining NDSU as Extension forester in 2002, he taught forest measurements and tree identification at the State University of New York Ranger School and forest measurements at Michigan State. Tree insects and diseases have been the main focus of his Extension programming. Although he has spent considerable effort on the emerald ash borer threat, he also has concentrated on educating tree owners about tree planting and pruning, and the general public about North Dakota’s forest products. “I enjoy the effective and practical manner that Joe uses when teaching at his workshops,” Boerboom says. “He has no problem getting people involved in peeling bark to check for borers or ask questions. Our forest Extension program is in good hands with Joe.” Zeleznik also has been involved in several research projects, including: • Fire history of ponderosa pine in the North Dakota Badlands • Bur oak regeneration methods • Riparian forest restoration • Weed barrier fabric in tree plantings • Use of grasses in tree plantings to minimize erosion #### A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.


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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR A University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) student is one of six students from across the nation that will help lead the National FFA Organization in 2012-13. 
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Oak tree insects

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Fact sheet released to inform about GE foods

The Food Policy Research Center (FPRC), comprised of five schools and colleges at the University of Minnesota, has released the first in a series of fact sheets designed to inform policymakers on a variety of issues through a comprehensive scientific approach and are part of a broader analysis of food policy topics. The first fact sheet focuses on genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GM) foods. Led by University of Minnesota professor Will Hueston, D.V.M., Ph.D., the FPRC is comprised of food policy subject matter experts from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, School of Public Health and the University of Minnesota Extension. Below is a brief summary of the first fact sheet “Safety Assessment of Genetically Engineered Foods: US Policy & Current Science:” •    Safety of GE foods is evaluated through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s voluntary consultation process. •    The FDA can take action if food, including GE food, presents a demonstrable safety risk post-market. •    GE safety studies focus on toxicity, adverse nutritional changes, allergenicity and horizontal gene transfer. •    Scientific studies testing whole GE food show some mixed results so statements about all GE foods being safe or unsafe are unwarranted. •    Whole-food feeding studies for GE safety assessment are tricky, as plant varieties are diverse in chemical composition and the effect of the introduced genes or changes caused by them are hard to tease out. •    Strong agreement exists for better testing protocols, especially for allergenicity and whole-food feeding trials. The complete fact sheet can be found at http://ecommunication.umn.edu/t/325055/34018933/110377/0/ Look for the next FPRC fact sheet in the coming months.

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By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service and Park County. A Labrador that’s trained to find cadavDyer’s woad in Montana has decreased ers, and a Border collie plucked from a 87.1 percent since 2005, Burch said. At last Bozeman animal shelter are now helping count for 2012, the total number of plants in rid Montana of noxious weeds. the state was 997. A site is considered eradiDemonstrating her abilities on a frosty cated if no Dyer’s woad plants are found in fall morning, Wibaux the Labrador scrameight years. If a single plant is found during bled up a Montana mountain and soon that time, the site is deemed eradicated as detected the scent of Dyer’s woad over the long as the plant doesn’t produce seeds. smell of hikers, pets, deer, shrubs and other Another goal of the weed-dog project plants. Shaking with excitement but true is to spread the word that that dogs and to her training, Wibaux circled the weed, humans can find more weeds together than barked continually and finally sat down unalone. til her handler verified that she had, indeed, Kim Goodwin, a research associate in the found Dyer’s woad. Department of Land Resources and Envi“Good dog. Good girl,” Deb Tirmenstein ronmental Sciences in MSU’s College of said as she handed Wibaux a biscuit. Agriculture, started investigating the possiTirmenstein marked the location on her bility of using dogs to detect noxious weeds GPS unit and said she would return alone when she was a master’s degree student at later to spray the weed. It’s a trip she has MSU. She started her master’s degree in made many times since she, Wibaux and 2005 and finished in 2010. Before that, in a Border collie named Seamus joined the the 1980s, former MSU Extension NoxDyer’s woad project in 2011. ious Weed Specialist Pete Fay researched The project grew out of research conherbicides that might be used on Dyer’s ducted at Montana State University and has woad. He had MSU students, personnel multiple goals, according to weed experts and county weed crews pulling Dyer’s at MSU, the University of Montana and woad. He started the Montana Dyer’s Woad Beaverhead County. Cooperative Project. One goal is to completely eradicate Goodwin’s research showed that dogs Dyer’s woad from Montana by using dogs and people complement each other when and humans together. Amber Burch, aslooking for noxious weeds. People are sistant weed coordinator for Beaverhead good at finding large flowering plants and County and coordinator of a statewide eflarge patches of noxious weeds, but they fort to fight Dyer’s woad, said the weed is can overlook individual weeds. Dogs work native to southeast Russia and used to be best in areas of low-density, high priority cultivated in England as a source of blue weeds. They can smell Dyer’s woad even dye and medicine. It was first identified when the weed is a tiny rosette hidden by in Montana in 1934. It is now classified as other types of plants. They can smell Dyer’s a Priority 1B Noxious Weed in Montana. woad when it’s underground and a mere One Dyer’s woad plant can grow four fragment of a root. inches in a week and produce as many as “Through our research, we found they many as 10,000 seeds, Burch said. UM Natural Areas Specialist Marilyn Marler are able to detect twice as many small plants said the roots sometimes go down for more as the surveyors do,” Goodwin said. than five feet. When blooming, the plant can The third goal of the weed experts is to grow waist high. Noxious weeds compete find more locations for their applied weedwith native plants and can overrun pastures dog research. and wildlife habitat. “We are interested in determining how Dyer’s woad experts said the weed is to turn this discovery into something useful extremely widespread in Utah and eastfor land managers,” Goodwin said. ern Idaho, but it is a good candidate for The effort that involves Wibaux and Seaeradication in Montana because it is far mus is based on Mount Sentinel at the east less widespread in this state. Once found edge of Missoula. Marler, the natural areas in 17 Montana counties, Dyer’s woad is specialist for UM, said it has been hard to now active in only seven because of the control noxious weeds there because the Montana Dyer’s Woad Cooperative Project mountain is steep and the study area covers started in 1984. The Montana counties with 200 acres. Major progress has occurred in active Dyer’s woad are Beaverhead, Silver the past 12 years, however, because of city, Bow, Carbon, Flathead, Gallatin, Missoula continued on page C20


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By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service “That apple tree is amazing. Look at this apple!” my older daughter exclaimed as she held up a large, bright red apple. She had just come inside after using our apple picker to pluck some of the brightest red fruits high in the tree in our backyard. “We can make lots of things with apples, can’t we?” I responded. I noted the bags of apples waiting to be consumed or given away. Our family was making use of all sorts of devices to pick and process our apples. My daughter was turning the handle of our apple peeler-corer-slicer device, and ribbons of apple peelings were falling into the sink. I was making apple crisp with my younger daughter using my older daughter’s peeled apples. We were using a steam juice extractor to make juice for apple jelly. Apple slices were in the food dehydrator. My husband had started a batch of apple wine in our fermenting equipment. Later, I overheard my husband comment to my daughter, “Do you smell the apples cooking? You’ll remember this aroma all your life.” We have many apple choices in the U.S. Of the more than 7,500 varieties grown worldwide, 2,500 varieties are grown in the U.S. Apples often are used as the symbol of good nutrition. We’ve all heard the “apple a day keeps the doctor away” rhyme. Is there any validity to it? Turns out, many studies have revealed health benefits of eating more apples. Based on the research, however, we may want to put our apple peeler-corer-slicer devices aside at least sometimes and eat the skin as well as the rest of the apple. We probably want to drink apple juice more often, too. Many cancer-fighting phytochemicals (plant chemicals) are concentrated in apple skin. Cornell University researchers showed that about 3 ounces of an unpeeled fresh apple provides the antioxidant activity of 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C. Researchers have reported that regularly eating apples can help lower blood cholesterol, which in turn can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. University of CaliforniaDavis researchers reported that eating two apples or drinking 12 ounces of apple juice a day protected arteries from plaque buildup. Other studies have linked eating apples to improving lung health by lowering the risk of developing asthma and lung cancer. Eating five apples per week was reported as the amount needed for the health benefits. Apples also may reduce the risk of prostate or colon cancer and diabetes. Apples are a nutritional bargain. A large apple has about 130 calories, 34 grams of carbohydrate and 5 grams of dietary fiber. An apple also provides 8 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamin C. Fiber-rich apples may help “fill us up” and therefore help with weight maintenance. In a study conducted in Rio de Janeiro, overweight women who ate the equivalent of three small apples or pears lost more weight on a low-calorie diet compared with those who did not include the fruit. Enjoy more apples in particular and more colorful fruits and vegetables in general. Remember, adults should aim for about 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. Whether you pick apples directly from a tree or buy them at a store or farmers market, pay attention to make the best selections. Choose firm, shiny, smooth-skinned apples without bruises or decay. The National Center for Home Food Preservation has compiled several options to preserve apples, including making apple butter, drying slices, making jelly or chutney, and freezing apples. Visit http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/tips/fall/ apples.html for links to the information. Try making applesauce at home with this easy recipe. You also might try making applesauce with whole, unpeeled crab apples. Homemade Applesauce 6 apples, peeled and chopped 1/4 c. water 1/4 c. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (optional) Cook apples in water on medium heat until water boils; then turn to low heat and simmer until apples are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Mix apples and other ingredients together with a potato masher or fork.


Yolk loaded with antibodies boosts poultry’s immunity

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Hyperimmune egg yolk antibodies can be used to help control intestinal diseases in poultry, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. The antibiotic-free technology involves extracting antibodies from egg yolks from pathogen-free hens or female chickens that have been hyperimmunized—injected with a vaccine that contains inactivated pathogenic organisms. Hyperimmunized birds have a greater-than-normal immunity and produce a large amount of antibodies. Avian immunologist Hyun Lillehoj at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, partnered with ARS colleagues, university scientists and collaborators from the Mexican company IASA (Investigación Aplicada, S.A.) on the studies. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. The group demonstrated the effectiveness of inducing passive immunity in young birds, which have no immune protection right after hatching, against coccidiosis, a devastating poultry disease. Birds affected by coccidiosis are unable to absorb feed or gain weight. The disease costs the poultry industry more than $600 million in the United States and about $3 billion worldwide each year. Treatments used to reduce the spread of disease include good management practices and live vaccinations. However, antibiotic-free alternatives are important to help fight drug-resistant strains and for organic poultry farmers, according to Lillehoj. In the study, one-day-old chickens were given feed mixed with spray-dried egg yolk powder prepared from hens hyperimmunized with multiple species of the parasite Eimeria, which causes coccidiosis. The chickens were then exposed to live coccidia parasites. Chickens that had received the hyperimmune egg yolk antibodies gained more weight and shed significantly fewer Eimeria in their feces. The treated birds also had less gut lesions than chickens that did not receive the treatment. A commercial product that helps control coccidiosis has been developed by a private company based on results of this research. In the future, similar methods may be used to help prevent other harmful poultry diseases.

Cutting a real Christmas tree ensures highest quality

With the holidays fast approaching, some Nebraskans might be considering buying a real Christmas tree. There are several options available throughout the state, but locally grown trees offer the freshest choice for customers. An estimated 25,000 Nebraska-grown trees will be available this Christmas season, a supply that Dennis Adams, Nebraska Forest Service forester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), said should be unaffected by drought this year. Most Christmas tree farms in the state open around Thanksgiving and are “choose and cut” operations, which allow customers to select and cut their own tree. “Cutting a live tree ensures a better quality tree, plus it provides a unique and pleasant family experience,” Adams said. A fresh, well-watered tree minimizes the threat of fire, and also adds beauty and aroma to a Christmas celebration. More than 25 farms in Nebraska grow live trees, a fresher choice than pre-cut trees. Some people have concerns about cutting down living trees for decoration. However, most trees sold at these farms are specifically grown for harvest. Growers spend an average of seven years cultivating a crop of Christmas trees and then replant each year to begin the process again. “By purchasing a real Christmas tree, you are using a renewable resource rather than depleting un-renewable resources used in manufacturing artificial Christmas trees,” Adams said. To find a Christmas tree farm near you, contact any UNL Extension, Natural Resources District or Nebraska Forest Service office or visit Grower’s Directory (http://www.agr. ne.gov/publications/promotion/trees.pdf) or Find a Farm (http://nebraskachristmastreegrowers.com/findafarm.asp).

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TWO NEW GLUE LAM BEAMS FOR SALE 75-ft. 7” long x 48” wide x 12” thick. Phone (406) 799-6923

TRUCKS FOR SALE TRAILER SOLD

1992 Freightliner Detroit 60, 10 speed transmission, 790,000 miles, 4 axle, 171/2 ft. box 1993 Freightliner 10 speed, over 700,000 with 10 yard dual axle pup, rebuilt hydraulic miles, set up for dump train...............$18,000 cylinder on pup. Truck working every day........ Phone 406-655-0791, Billings, Montana ..........................................................$35,000

HEADER, PICKUP and TRAILER FOR SALE 2003 Honey Bee SP42 header, 42-ft. with batt reel fore and aft, air ride gauge wheels, self-contained transport system, swath option, all new guards and knives 3 seasons ago, set up for 10, 20, 30 series Case IH combines or New Holland CR series now, or can easily change to fit another brand. Always shedded, well maintained, excellent condition............ ............................................................................ $32,000 obo 2004 GMC 2500 HD short box, crew cab SLT, leather seats, 4x4, Duramax LLY with Allison, aftermarket 17” wheels, bed liner, 5th wheel hitch, visor, vent shades, tint windows, bed caps, aftermarket fuel tank in factory location, nerf bars, and other accessories, 188,000 miles. Well maintained, garaged, good condition.............................................................. $17,000 obo 1999 Trailtech DR21000 double 36-ft. header trailer, or could be made into single header trailer, triple axle........................................................................$5000 obo

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PLOW TRUCK FOR SALE

1973 Chevrolet dump truck with snow plow and sander, 5+2 transmission Phone (406) 799-6923

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Call 406-590-8888, Great Falls, MT

HAY FOR SALE Alfalfa and Grass/Alfalfa Large Round Bales Great Falls area Trucking available

Dyer’s woad can grow four inches a week. It can be waist high when blooming. (Photo courtesy of Amber Burch).

Dogs, humans team up to help eradicate Dyer’s woad in Montana

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county and UM cooperation. Wibaux and Seamus joined the Mount Sentinel effort in 2011 and continued in 2012. MSU provided funding the first year. Goodwin is still a collaborator on the project, which is headed by Marler. This year on Mount Sentinel, the dogs detected about 40 locations that humans missed, Goodwin said. The researchers discovered that by having humans look for Dyer’s woad first. A day or more later, the dogs covered the same area. By comparing those numbers, they measured the dogs’ usefulness. “It showed the dogs do have utility,” Goodwin said. Goodwin said she got the idea for using dogs to detect noxious weeds after reading about the federal “Beagle Brigade.” In it, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) uses beagles to inspect luggage and boxes at U.S. airports and ports of entry. Since dogs also detect land mines and have been used for thousands of years to hunt, she wanted to see if dogs could detect noxious weeds, too. Goodwin used German shepherds in her master’s degree research because of their intelligence and scentwork experience, Goodwin said. The Mount Sentinel project shows that a Labrador and Border collie can also detect noxious weeds. In this case, the weeds are Dyer’s woad. Goodwin’s earlier research focused on spotted knapweed. Wi b a u x w a s a l r e a d y trained to find human remains when she was recruited to detect Dyer’s woad, said her owner, Tirmenstein. She continued on page c24


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Tim Guttenberg, Sales

Galen Zerbe

Curt Ross, Parts

Mike Guttenberg, Sales

Carl Laumeyer, Parts

DeDee Hicks, Kenzie Kalinski, Linda Pischel, Accounting

Travis Volk, Service

Marv Pratt, Parts

Galen and the entire crew at Zerbe Bros. want to say Merry Christmas to all our wonderful friends and customers. We hope the joyous season finds you all happy and healthy. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you this past year. We hope 2013 will be happy and prosperous and we’re looking forward to meeting your needs. Merry Christmas To All!

Pat Aliperto, Parts

Jay Rice, Service

Kenny Bryan, Service

Lloyd Lindvig, Service

James Meland, Parts

John Chappell, Service

Neil Boyd, Service

Vic Puchalla, Parts

Randy Barnett, Service

Kyle Loewen, Service

Scott Nelson, Service

Zerbe Bros. We “measure” our success by the “level” of your satisfaction

1-800-228-5393 – 406-228-4311

Nathan Ramsey, Trucking

Tony Hlad, Parts

1950

62 Years

2012

Glasgow, MT


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New Holland Equipment

New Holland Windrowers

New Holland BR7090 Round Balers

New Holland Tractors New Holland Combines New Holland Guardian Sprayer

New Holland Air Drills

New Holland P2050

New Holland T9000 Series Tractors

New Holland Suspended Sprayers

New Holland P2060 60 & 70-ft. folding drill

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana USED SPRAYERS

USED ROUND BALERS

2007 New Holland BR-7090 twine & mesh wrap, wide pickup, laced belts, 1000 PTO. #UNH125..$22,000 2007 New Holland BR-780A with Bale Command, twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, wide pickup. #UHN123................................................$21,000 2006 New Holland BR-780 with Bale command, twine and mesh wrap, wide pickup, 1000 PTO, hay acid applicator. #UHN120...............................$18,000 2005 New Holland BR-780 standard pickup, 1000 PTO, Bale Command. #UHN124............$14,500 1992 New Holland 660 with Bale Command, standard pickup, 1000 PTO. #UHN108.....................$7500 1993 New Holland 660 auto wrap, 1000 PTO drive. #UHN118................................................... $6500 1994 New Holland 660 auto wrap, 1000 PTO. #UHNH86................................................ $11,900

Hesston 560 with auto tie, 540 PTO. #UHHS51...... . ................................................................$5500 2002 Hesston 856A automatic, twine tie, 4500 bales, wide pickup. #UHHS54.............................. $9500 1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43..................................... $11,500 Vermeer 605M, twine, net wrap, wide pickup, hydraulic bale bicker, 540 PTO. #UHVM40............ $19,000 2003 Vermeer 605XL acu-bale “Plus” monitor, bale kicker, 540 PTO. #UHVM35.................... $11,000 1998 Vermeer 605L twine & mesh wrap, hydraulic bale kicker. #UHVM31............................. $12,000 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $7500

USED WINDROWERS

2009 New Holland CR9060 534 separator hours, 360 hp, 800/65R32 tires with 36-ft. 94C draper header, pickup reel, transport, hydraulic fore/aft..... CALL 2000 New Holland TR99, Honeybee 994 36-ft. header, 2100 separator hours. #UCNH41..CALL 1998 New Holland TR98 2300 separator hours, SP 36-ft. Honey Bee. #UCNH57.................. JUST IN 1988 New Holland TR86 combine with 971 30-ft. header. #UCNH61.................................................... $25,000 1988 New Holland TR86 combine with 971 header. #UCNH62.................................................... $25,000 1981 New Holland TR85 2200 separator hours, 24-ft. header. #UCNH58.................................. JUST IN

1992 Hesston 8200 swather, diesel, cab, air, 14-ft. auger header, 3525 hours. #UWHS63.... $17,000 1983 International 4000 gas, cab, 14-ft. auger header. #UWIH14................................................... $6500 New Holland 21-ft. draper header. #UWNH27......... . ................................................................$1500

2001 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 84-ft., windscreens, Flexi-Control. #NSF174..........................$10,500 2000 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 100-ft., 1500 gallon, wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, windscreens, double nozzles, rinse tank. #USF153................................................$17,500 2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. wheel boom, no windscreens, SP655 auto rate. #USF175......$15,000 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139................................................$17,500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, Flexi-Control monitor. #USF151................................................$14,500 Flexi-Coil System 67 wheel boom, 1000 gallon tank, 70-ft., 16.5x16.1, no Auto Rate with windscreens, 3-ball valve.................................................$7500 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 1500 gallon, non auto rate. #USF173...................................................$6500 1995 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens, 3-switch controller. #USF191....................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft., 1000 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, 3 switch controller. #USF171.............$5000

2006 New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon, SP655 Auto Rate, rinse tank, windscreens. USNH26......................................$4500

USED COMBINES

USED TRACTORS

1995 New Holland 9680 4WD, 20.8x42 tires, Cummins 855 diesel, 360 hp, standard transmission, 4100 hours................................................. CALL 1976 John Deere 8630 225 PTO hp, Quad shift, 18.4x34 tires. #UTJD96..........................$16,900

2007 Summers Ultimate 100-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon, no screens, Double Tee jets, 450 Raven, Norac height control. #USSM08..JUST IN 1996 Brandt QF2500 100-ft. wheel boom, twin tank, twin boom, Auto Rate, 18.4x26 tires, foam marker, Ace hydraulic & PTO pump. #USBT12...$10,900 Bourgault fire rig with 1500 gallon tank and trailer. #USB000 ..................................................$3500 1994 New Holland TR97 2100 hours with MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, 30.5x32 tires, straw chopper & chaff spreader. #UCNH37.....$60,000 1993 New Holland TR96 combine with twin rotor, SN 554419, 3109 engine hours, well maintained, annual service repairs, 30-ft. 971 auger head. #UCNH28................................................ $36,500

Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

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USED MISCELLANEOUS

2011 Morris Pro Ag 900 Hay Hiker, side rail kit, heavy duty hub/wheels/tires, bale turner.............. CALL 2002 Haybuster 2620 bale processor, left hand discharge, 1000 PTO, 11L-15 tires............$6500 Reznor oil furnace, 140 BTU model. 3869 hours...... . .................................................................$1800

1950

62 Years

2012

Glasgow, MT


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CONSIGNMENTS

Case 2290 2WD tractor, 1000 PTO, add on 3-pt., 5334 hours, new tires with Koyker loader bucket and grapple.............................................$15,500 2004 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 550# trips, dual castors, 41/2” steel packers with 2340 tow between air cart, 23,000 total acres..$69,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 7.2” spacing, 550 trips, 2320 tow between cart............................... CALL 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 drill, 33-ft., 9” spacing, 31/2” steel wheels with 1720 tow between tank, single shoot.......................................................$36,000 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 drill, 33-ft., 9” spacing, 31/2” steel wheels with 2009 New Holland P1040 330-bushel tank, mechanical drive............................... CALL 2-Lilliston 2050 disc drills, 7” spacing with fertilizers and 2-drill hitch. Each.................................$2000 2-Melroe 201 & 204 10-ft. drills, 7” spacing, 2-drill hitch with fertilizer. Each.............................$1000 1997 Brandt QF2000 114-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, auto rate controller.....................................$6500 2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 124-ft. wheel boom sprayer, windscreens, walking beam axles, Auto Rate...... . ..............................................................$18,000 1993 Flexi-Coil S65 100-ft. boom sprayer, no windscreens, 1500 gallon, Micro-Trak auto rate, air induction tips..............................................$6500 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, dual nozzles, windscreens.............$14,500 2009 Riteway 8100 78-ft. heavy harrow, approximately 6000 acres, 3255 Valmar applicator......... . ..............................................................$45,000 Wil-Rich 47-ft. tool bar, 5 section, 7 Flexi-Coil harrows, McKay knock-on sweeps........................$17,500

Melroe 1000 20-ft. moldboard plow, 13-18” bottoms.. . .................................................................$7500 International 140 48” roll over plow, 16” bottoms, 3-pt. mount.........................................................$3500 2006 New Holland BR780 round baler, twine/net, 4000 bales, hay applicator, standard pickup........ . ..............................................................$28,500 1997 New Holland 664 round baler, 1000 PTO drive, gathering wheels, hydraulic pickup lift........$7500 Vermeer 605L round baler, twine & net wrap, gathering wheels..................................................$5500 1993 Vermeer 604K round baler, makes 4-ft. bale, 540 PTO drive with gathering wheels........$4900 2-Rola wheel rakes, 4- & 6-wheel.........$1700-$2000 2003 Premier/MacDon 2952 windrower, 541 sickle hours, flotation tires, 16-ft. 922 hay header, double sickle with conditioner.............................$57,000 New Holland 1431 discbine, 13-ft. cut 1000 PTO drive, 3-pt. swivel hitch............................$13,000

John Deere 1600A MoCo, 16-ft. header, 1000 PTO drive...........................................................$7500 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2530 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 390 hours on new engine.$49,500 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2277 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 30-ft. header and trailer.....$45,000 1997 New Holland TR98 combine, 2240 separator hours, yield/moisture monitor, straw chopper, very, very nice..................................................$35,000 1995 New Holland TR97 combine, 1540 hours, Kirby spreader, no hours since re-con in 2008..$45,000 1990 New Holland TR86 combine, 24.5x32 tires, 1635 separator hours, 30-ft. 971 header, very nice. .......................................................$20,000 1979 Allis-Chalmers N5 combine, 24.5x32 tires with 27-ft. header, batt reel................................$7500 1978 John Deere 7700 combine, diesel engine, 3631 hours with 224 head, non hydro.................$8500 1987 Case IH 1680 combine, 30.5x32R front tires 90%, straw spreader, 3543 total hours, very nice, has been reconditioned..........................$22,000 1980 International 1480 combine, 24.5x32R3 front tires, straw spreader, 30-ft. 810 header, 3214 hours.......................................................$12,000 International 813 13-ft. pickup header with 5-belt Melroe pickup hydraulic drive....................$1500 Gleaner 13-ft. pickup header with Melroe attachment...........................................................$1500

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Booms that are structurally rated in excess Torque converted, powershift of 4 g-force Mechanical drive transmission Unique wet system Pivoting front axle and oscillating joint Fill station close to entry Unmatched traction State of the art noise dampening Industry best fuel economy Standard 5-year warranty True 360° visability Raven® & Trimble® Precision Solution factory installed Haybuster 256 bale processor, mounted on Sandhill trailer. Holds 6 bales with loading arm....$16,500

2008 Apache AS1010 215 hp., 1000 gallon tank, 830 hours, JCB powershift transmission, 100-ft. boom, E-Pro-5 section AutoSteer, auto boom, section control..................... $139,000

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana

USED AIR DRILLS

2002 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 4” rubber packers, single shoot, basic blockage, 550 lb trips, 3450 tow behind air cart, mechanical drive......... . ..............................................................$65,000

2009 Vermeer BP8000 bale processor, flotation tires, hydraulic chute, nice!..............................$12,500

Bearcat 1260 grinder mixer, bale feeder, 1000 PTO, nice............................................................$4000

USED HEADERS

2002 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packer, 550# trips, double shoot, sleath openers, 2340 tow between tank, dual fan, mechanical. UDF218................................................. JUST IN 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft., 14.4/7.2” spacing, 550# trips, 3” steel packers with 2320 & 3rd tank tow between..................................................$36,000 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft., 9” spacing, 4” rubber, 550# trips, 2320 tow between. #UDF217.JUST IN 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft., 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, single shoot, steath openers with 2320 tow between tank....................................$45,000 1991 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft., 31/2” steel wheels, 9” spacing with 1615 tow between tank, mechanical drive. #UDF209.......................................$34,000 2005 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow between cart, variable rate, single fan, 230 bushels...........................$21,000 1994 Flexi-Coil 2320 tow behind cart..........$14,500

2010 John Deere 1830 60-ft., 10” spacing, 31/2” steel wheels, 31/2” Dutch, 1910 tow between cart, conveyor, variable rate drive double shoot #UDJ163...............................................$153,000

2008 New Holland SD550 60-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 550# C-shanks, 5.90x15 Concord style packers, doube shoot, stealths, SC430 tow between air cart, variable rate drive, dual fan, 18.4x38 duals, 10” auger. #UDNH08.................................. CALL 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 5.5” rubber, 550# trips, single shoot with tow between 3450 variable rate tank. #UDF216..........$63,000

Zerbe Bros. of Glasgow is your

2011 MacDon FD70 40-ft. flex draper header, double knive drive, pickup reel, hydraulic fore/aft, tilt slow speed transport, skid rollers, cross auger, New Holland CR adapter. #UCMD43..............$65,000 2009 New Holland / Honey Bee 4255 Grain Belt PLUS 42-ft. flex draper header, UII plastic finger reel, hydraulic fore and aft, hydraulic tilt, gauge wheels, transport trailer, fits John Deere 70 series combine. #UHHB02................................... CALL 2005 New Holland 74C 30-ft. flex auger header, poly cutter bar with pickup reels. #UCNH53...$25,000 New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header, fits TR series. #UCNH59...................................................$8500 1998 New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header. #UCNH64...............................................$12,000

2009 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, double knive drive, finger reel, transport and gauge wheels, New Holland CR adapter...........$34,000 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, transport package, hydraulic fore/aft with JD 60/70 Series adapter, Empire skid rollers. #UHMD42.... . ................................................................. CALL 2-New Holland 971 13-ft. pickup header with RakeUp pickup attachment. #UCNH38..............$5500 1988 New Holland 971 12-ft. pickup header #UCNH63..................................................$5000 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header with Case IH pickup attachment. #UCCA09...............................$5500 Massey-Ferguson pickup header, 13-ft., fits 510, 750 and 760. #UHMF61...................................... $500

Dealer in Northeast Montana

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Zerbe Bros. Glasgow, Montana 406-228-4311 TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5393

Glasgow, Montana

www.zerbebrothers.com Email zerbesales@nemont.net SALES Mike Guttenberg Tim Guttenberg


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PICKUP FOR SALE 1992 Ford F250 4x4, cab and chassis, 5 speed, weak motor. Phone (406) 799-6923

HAVE MILL WILL TRAVEL ...

or you bring logs to mill.

Logs can be cut up to 20-ft. length, or smaller to specifications. Log siding or panelling can be made.

Call R and L Lumber, (406) 338-5173 or (406) 450-1729 (cell)

Balewagons & Retrievers

New Holland 1095, self-propelled....................................... CALL New Holland 1089 diesel, new tires, clean......................$89,000 New Holland 1079 diesel, extra sharp.............................$75,000 New Holland 1069 gas, rebuilt, sharp, clean....................... CALL New Holland 1069 balewagon, diesel engine..................$49,500 New Holland 1068 gas.....................................................$34,000 New Holland 1063 pull-type, 160 bale capacity.................. CALL New Holland Super 1049 self-propelled balewagon........$28,000 4-New Holland Super 1049 balewagons...... $12,000 to $28,000 2-New Holland 1037 balewagons................. $18,000 to $20,000 New Holland 1033 balewagons........................................... CALL New Holland 1032...............................................................$8500 New Holland 1002 pull type................................................$3000 New Holland 1052 retriever bed.......................................... CALL

Industrial Equipment

Hough H65 rubber tired front end loader..........................$18,500 JCB 508-40 telehandler, cab, air, heat, 40-ft. reach, 8000# lift...... . ....................................................................................$27,500 Kobelco mini-excavator with blade and thumb.................$18,500

Haying Equipment

Hesston 4755 3x3 square baler.......................................$27,500 Case IH 8545 (same as Hesston 4590) inline square baler. Very Sharp............................................................................$14,500 Case IH 8520 (same as Hesston 8550) inline square baler. Clean...............................................................................$8500 New Holland 1495 haybine, gas, hydro..............................$8500

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An aerial view of Mount Sentinel shows the location of Dyer’s woad as detected by humans and dogs. (Image courtesy of Kim Goodwin).

Dogs, humans team up to help eradicate Dyer’s woad in Montana continued from page C20

has searched for cadavers and has assisted law enforcement in Montana, Washington, Idaho, Arkansas and elsewhere. Aimee Hurt, director of operations for Working Dogs for Conservation, said the Montana-based organization that uses Wibaux for noxious weeds sends dogs all over the world to detect such smells as gorilla dung, cheetahs, and emerald ash borer beetles. The training to detect cadavers, noxious weeds, narcotics and scat is all very similar, she added. Trainers introduced Wibaux to Dyer’s woad by hiding the weed inside a box with holes in the lid and placing the box next to boxes containing other weeds. When Wibaux realized she would receive a treat or get to retrieve a ball every time she detected Dyer’s woad, she started honing in on it. Her training became longer and more complex until she was able to detect Dyer’s woad outdoors in a larger environment without getting distracted or confused. Seamus came to Working Dogs for Conservation from Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter in Gallatin County, Hurt said. Not-

ing that only one or two dogs in a thousand make good detection dogs, she said Seamus stood out from the others because he was playful even when surrounded by chaos. A closer look showed that he had other qualities that could be developed to make him into a successful detection dog. “These dogs tend to be highly energetic and easy to motivate with food or toys,” Hurt explained. They also don’t mind seeking the same thing over and over. They love working with a handler. They love rewards no matter if they receive them 60 times a day or once. They aren’t confused by competing scents. They aren’t distracted. “We are asking a lot of them, but they really love it,” Hurt said. “We work with dogs that need a job to be happy.” ##### Fort Union Trading Post, in North Dakota was the principal fur-trading depot in the Upper Missouri River region from 1829 to 1867.


USDA awards grants supporting organic ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $19 million to research and extension programs to help organic producers and processors grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. “America’s organic farmers rely on quality science to keep their operations profitable and successful,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. “These grants will give our organic farmers the skills and tools they need to be competitive and continue producing abundant and high-quality crops.” The grants disbursed include more than $14 million in 2012 grants through the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI). This program focuses on helping producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. OREI’s priority concerns include biological, physical and social sciences – with an emphasis on research and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning. For more OREI information, visit www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/organicagricultureresearchand
extensioninitiative.cfm. In addition, the grants disbursed include more than $3 million through the Organic Transitions Program (ORG). In 2012, ORG focused on environmental services provided by organic farming systems that support soil conservation and contribute to climate change mitigation. Practices and systems to be addressed include those associated with organic crops, organic animal production (including dairy) and organic systems integrating plant and animal production. More information on the program can be found online at www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/ organictransitionsprogram.cfm. The OREI and ORG grants are disbursed as authorized under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, also known as the Farm Bill. Since the late 1990s, U.S. organic production has seen significant growth. U.S. producers are increasingly turning to certified organic farming systems as a potential way to decrease reliance on nonrenewable resources, capture high-value markets and premium prices, and boost farm income. Today more than two-thirds of U.S. consumers buy organic products at least occasionally, and 28 percent buy organic products weekly. Fiscal Year 2012 OREI awards include: • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, $1,924,693 • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, $1,499,815 • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, $2,672,327 • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, $1,962,562 • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, $1,262,855 • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, $1,990,879 • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, $1,603,653 • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, $1,881,556 
This year, NIFA also awarded $4.3 million in continuation awards to previous OREI awardees. These awards allow past grantees to build on prior research accomplishments. Fiscal Year 2012 ORG awards include: • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, $716,773 • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, $676,385 • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, $364,053 • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, $749,170 • Texas AgriLife Research, College Station, Texas, $255,004 • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, $695,078 This year, NIFA also awarded $330,000 in continuation awards to previous ORG awardees. These awards allow past grantees to build on prior research accomplishments. Additionally, North Carolina State University and Texas AgriLife Research were awarded as continuation awards in fiscal year 2012 with the opportunity for additional funding in fiscal year 2013 contingent up available funds. Through federal funding and leadership for research, education and extension programs, NIFA focuses on investing in science and solving critical issues impacting people’s daily lives and the nation’s future. More information is at www. nifa.usda.gov. #### In North America, children put stockings out at Christmas time. Their Dutch counterparts, however, use shoes. Dutch children set out shoes to receive gifts any time between midNovember and December 5, St. Nicholas’ birthday.

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December is “Move ‘em Out” Month - Limited to stock on hand

New PJ 83” x 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer with tarp kit, split spreader gate. Retail $8028.................................................... $7199

New Featherlite 24-ft. aluminum gooseneck stock trailer with 2 sliders. Retail $24,330............................................. $18,799

New PJ 8” channel FULL POWER tilt, 22-ft. deck, 102” wide, (2) 7000# axles with brakes, tool box, traction bars on tail, D-rings. List $7699 Sale Priced...................................................... $6999

New Featherlite 8127 20-ft. aluminum gooseneck stock trailer with one center slider. Retail $22,374............................................. $16,949

New PJ 24-ft. gooseneck car hauler with (2) #7000 axles, straight deck with 5-ft. slide-in ramps. Retail $5999.................................................... $5349

New PJ 30-ft. gooseneck with triple 7000# axles and brakes, 5-ft. dovetail with 3 flip over ramps. Hauls 8-ton. List $9699. Regular $8899 Sale Priced...................................................... $8499 New PJ 28-ft. gooseneck with triple 7000# axles and brakes, 2 flip over ramps, popup dovetail. ........................................................................ $8499

1995 Sooner all aluminum 3 horse gooseneck with dressing room, tack room, boot box, water tank, rear tack and hay feeders.............. $9999

2003 Featherlite Model #8541 4 horse with dressing room, padded dividers, fold-up rear tack with 4 saddle racks, drop-down windows, fully carpeted dressing room with screen door, newer tires and recent brakes, power jack. Clean trailer................................................. $14,499

PJ 30-ft. pintle hook flatbed with (2) 10,000# axles with brakes, oil bath hubs, 5-ft. dovetail, 2 flipover ramps, popup center, spare tire. Very nice low mileage trailer. Remaining warranty. Sold new for $9400. Buy this one for................................................ $7699

2012 PJ 18-ft. x 6” channel carhauler with straight deck, 5-ft. slide in ramps, spare tire mount. Was $4512. Now................................................................. $3999

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New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with (2) 7000# axles, bull package, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $10,652................................................. $9044 24-ft. also in stock........................................ $10,499

New PJ 20-ft. skid steer tilt deck with (2) 7000# axles with brakes, 16-ft. tilt plus 4-ft. stationary deck. List $6199. Regular $5699 Sale Priced...................................................... $5499

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TRACTORS 175 hp or greater

2011 Case IH Steiger 550 270 hours. #707855..................................$301,000

2009 Case IH Puma 195 1725 hours. #703770..................................$109,500 2010 Case IH Steiger 485 850 hours. #707727..................................$255,000

2010 Case IH Magnum 335 1566 hours. #703760..................................$220,000 2009 Case IH Magnum 245 #707861..CALL

1999 Case IH MX240. #706756....$69,900

2009 Case IH Puma 195 2063 hours. 2003 Case IH MX210 2574 hours. #703767..................................$106,500 #700653....................................$97,000 Case IH MXM190 966 hours. #707795....... 2010 Case IH Puma 180 2300 hours. . ................................................$97,500 #703779..................................$118,500

2007 New Holland T7040 #707786........... . ................................................$96,900 1981 Big Bud 525/50 1786 hours. #700672....................................$84,500

Caterpillar CH45 4000 hours. #707852..... . ................................................$74,000

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TRACTORS – 100 hp to 174 hp

1991 Versatile 876 5107 hours. #703824... . ................................................$36,300

1998 New Holland TV140 4120 hours. #707668....................................$63,255 Steiger Panther IV KM325 1365 hours. #706740....................................$28,900

2010 Case IH Maxxum 140 Limited 508 hours. #707645.........................$97,500 1972 John Deere 7520 11,072 hours. #500639.......................................$8235 2007 New Holland TS125A 1635 hours. #707882....................................$66,900

TRACTORS 40 hp to 99 hp

Ford 9030 6952 hours. #703852...$36,900

2011 Case IH Farmall 75A 125 hours. #707843....................................$31,500

2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 Limited 533 hours. #703777.........................$92,750

2010 McCormick XTX145 426 hours. #707691....................................$97,000

1998 John Deere 7710 6714 hours. #707701....................................$84,900

2006 New Holland TV145 4026 hours. #700671....................................$76,800 2004 New Holland TVT145 3662 hours. #703853....................................$77,900 2002 New Holland TV140 4100 hours. #706735....................................$82,900

1990 Ford 8730. #700651.............$30,789 2009 Kubota M95X 524 hours. #707769... . ................................................$55,800 2008 New Holland T2320 650 hours. #709683....................................$35,000 1974 JI Case 1370 4465 hours. #703739.. . ................................................$12,900

2000 New Holland TV140 7592 hours. #706749....................................$65,900

JI Case 1030 5543 hours. #707793..$5800

John Deere 110 616 hours. #706700......... . ................................................$25,900

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2010 Case IH 9120 443 hours. #703834.... . ..............................................$299,000 2012 Case IH 8230 250 hours. #703831.... . ..............................................$313,900

2011 Case IH 8120 #703806.......$309,000

2003 Case IH 2388 1517 hours. #707758.. . ..............................................$139,000 2005 Case IH 2388 1822 hours. #703772.. . ..............................................$138,750 1990 Case IH 1680 3222 hours. #706757.. . ................................................$34,900 2000 Case IH 2388 2178 hours. #500677.. 1987 Case IH 1680 3116 hours. #700659.. . ..............................................$105,500 . ................................................$34,375 Case IH 8010 1600 hours. #707875........... 2003 Case IH 2388 2903 hours. #700667.. . ................................................$99,000 1990 Case IH 1680 3000 hours. #700646.. . ..............................................$186,000 . ................................................$31,000 2003 Case IH 2388 2890 hours. #700668.. . ................................................$99,000 2000 Case IH 2388 2816 hours. #706646.. . ................................................$93,500

Case IH 8010 2149 hours. #707646........... 1987 Case IH 1680 3667 hours. #703691.. . ..............................................$178,833 . ................................................$27,689 2011 Case IH 8120 330 hours. #703807.... 2003 Case IH 8010 885 hours. #700647.... . ..............................................$169,000 1999 Case IH 2388 2629 hours. #707683.. . ..............................................$309,000 . ................................................$91,650

2011 Case IH 8120 #707858.......$293,600 2011 Case IH 8120 420 hours. #707851.... . ..............................................$289,000 2011 Case IH 8120 468 hours. #707849.... . ..............................................$281,900

1998 Case IH 2388 2279 hours. #707813.. . ................................................$93,500

2009 Case IH 7088 1143 hours. #700629.. . ..............................................$219,000

2011 Case IH 8120 403 hours. #707673.... . ..............................................$279,900 2012 Case IH 8120 238 hours. #707824.... . ..............................................$276,000 2010 Case IH 8120 652 hours. #700663.... . ..............................................$280,123

1986 Case IH 1680 4110 hours. #703810.. . ................................................$26,500

2004 Case IH 8010 2512 hours. #703561.. . ..............................................$144,900

2009 John Deere 9770STS 919 hours. #706754..................................$265,900 2009 John Deere 9770STS 886 hours. 1997 Case IH 2188 2024 hours. #700392.. #707889..................................$229,000 . ................................................$68,899 2009 John Deere 9770STS 810 hours. 1996 Case IH 2188 4136 hours. #703826.. #707888..................................$229,000 . ................................................$44,500 1997 Case IH 2188 4080 hours. #703827.. . ................................................$44,500

2008 Case IH 7010 1282 hours. #700666.. . ..............................................$204,789 2003 John Deere 9750STS 2893 hours. #706708..................................$121,000

2010 Case IH 8120 531 hours. #707680.... . ..............................................$269,900

1995 Case IH 2188 3965 hours. #703506.. . ................................................$40,444

2004 Case IH 2388 1627 hours. #703713.. . ..............................................$149,500 2003 Case IH 2388 2109 hours. #700557.. . ..............................................$144,900 2011 New Holland TR96 4879 hours. 2009 Case IH 8120 1043 hours. #703732.. . ..............................................$243,500 2004 Case IH 2388 #700622.......$142,330 #707804....................................$23,500

1980 John Deere 7720 3500 hours. #700660.......................................$8909

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Wild horses take APHIS veterinarian to new heights

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It’s been a tough year for members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon. The drought-blistered landscape of parched earth and wilting crops shows it. Then there’s the underlying damage created by two other forces of nature – menacing wildfires and wild horses. Like much of the nation, the high country of north-central Oregon has been hit hard by drought this year. The summer has been drier than normal, with wheat that once grew high in this arid, mountainous region now starved by lack of moisture. Drought and wildfires have conspired to force the feral horse population to new grazing areas, causing at least $100,000 in damage to the remaining tribal wheat crop. “The wheat fields are irrigated, so it’s a free lunch for them,” said Dr. Brianna Schur, a veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS). The land cannot support the estimated 6,000 feral horses. Worse, when wild horses graze they pull up the roots of whatever forage they find, causing erosion that eventually brings silt pollution to the tribe’s ceremonial, subsistence and commercial salmon fisheries. “There are issues with them crossing major interstates as well,” Schur said. “There haven’t been any fatalities or crashes, but there certainly is the potential.” In an effort to assist the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs with feral-horse

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Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

Jennifer Bergin, Mussellshell County Farm Bureau president, won the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center November 11-14. The Discussion Meet is meant to simulate a committee meeting with ideas discussed and solutions developed. Bergin shared ideas with four other participants regarding the question: What can be done to encourage young farmers and ranchers to return home to the farm if it means living in a rural area that does not provide the same amenities (education, health care, technology) as a metropolitan community? “It’s important to let young people realize everything we do on our ranch is actually an amenity that the metropolitan area will never get to see unless they come out to us,” Bergin said. “We need to educate them that we have the best life in the world. We need to be productive on our farms and ranches, and show young producers why they want to come back.” Brad Lode from Harlowton noted that large communities have a lot going on, but it’s up to the young people living in rural areas to develop community events where young people want to congregate. All the participants praised rural health care, agreeing that knowing your health care provider well carries a lot of weight. If a health issue is beyond the scope of the rural medics, then one can be sent to an appropriate facility in a larger town. Bergin pointed out one of the greatest amenities is being able to take you kids to work with you every day, and developing a good work ethic in young people as they learn from their parents on the farm and ranch. In addition, modern technology can play a real role in bringing the college graduate back to the farm. “We need to communicate that with options in technology and being able to telecommute, often you can work from anywhere,” said Breahna Patten of Broadus. “We should start working with high school students and set up a booth at job fairs to explain some options.” Bergin agreed. “We can remind them that even if you’re in the middle of nowhere, you can use technology. Our Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee can certainly get the word out about technology in rural areas being yet another amenity.” Patrick Hackley of Culbertson explained social media can be a real asset to rural youth. “When you’re out there feeding your cows, take a photo and post it. Tell people what you’re doing out here. Point out that getting on your horse and going out to ride for two days is an amenity.” Bergin, who has a cow-calf ranch, hay base and feed lot with her husband and three young children near Melstone, received $500 and an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the national YF&R Discussion Meet in Nashville in January.

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Around 700 million people in 43 countries suffer from water scarcity today, according to the United Nations. Because of those alarming statistics, it’s now more important than ever that New Mexicans work to preserve the precious, irreplaceable resource. Zohrab Samani, civil engineering professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU), is doing his part by developing a digital application that will help farmers determine when and how frequently they should irrigate their crops. iFarm, short for Intelligence Farm, is an online app that will be available for use on cellphones and computers. The program is intended to help set up a more efficient irrigation schedule by taking into consideration multiple factors. “The request came from the farmers,” said Samani, who began developing the program in summer 2011. “Due to the recent adjudication regulations, each farmer has a fixed amount of water right, and cannot exceed that. Farmers are trying to find the best time to irrigate, so that they don’t end up wasting the limited water right they have.” For now, iFarm is specialized for pecan farms. In the future, Samani said, he would like to expand it to other crops, including alfalfa, cotton and corn. “The goal is to conserve water and increase yield and profit for farmers,” he said. “The program has the potential to serve thousands of farms, based on their unique soil, crop and watering practices.” Vien Tran, the civil engineering student who designed the software code, said the app currently operates at the basic version, calculating the schedule based on water balance. “The most challenging part is how we can extend our calculation to incorporate real-time climate data into the model,” Tran said. “The more up-to-date climate information we could obtain, the more accurate results the model could predict. Impact would be significant for farmers once they use it more frequently. They can share the irrigation information and learn from each other.” “There is room for improvement,” Samani said. “The super deluxe version will use satellite imagery to monitor the crop progress and adjust the operation accordingly.” Farmers from all over the world may sign up for the service. To obtain results, users simply provide a few details about their crops, such as farm location and method of irrigation. “We do the rest,” Samani said, adding that the cost to use the program will be minimal. “The app can provide service based on subscription, like phone service or cable, except this would be for water management. The fee is to support the software and data management operation.” The device has already been tested on a few local farms, including John Storm’s pecan crops, located near the New Mexico/Texas state line. “I was impressed with the program,” he said. “Based on the coordinates, soil sample and water retention, it helped me come up with an irrigation schedule. It’s a useful tool. It’s easier to make calculations with it, and that’s a big benefit.” Storm said he spends approximately $14,000 a year on irrigation ($2,000 each time), so he needs to ensure the task is being done as efficiently as possible. “Too much water is as bad as not enough,” he said, adding that he’s most impressed by iFarm’s software, which takes into account wind, humidity and precipitation. The coordinates are used to identify the location of the crops. Then, infrared imaging is used to determine whether too much, not enough or the correct amount of water is being applied. “For a farmer, that’s a great tool,” Storm said. “It could possibly save me thousands of dollars. I can’t imagine a more efficient way to monitor crops.” “The potential for the program is endless,” said Samani. “We can tell farmers exactly when to irrigate, how much to irrigate. We can even tell them when to plant, when they can expect to harvest, how much fertilizer to put in. All this can be done on a farm-to-farm basis. The best thing about this software is its universal application. Any farmer from anywhere in the state, nation or world can use it.”

Tradition of the pickle

According to German tradition, the pickle brings good luck and was the last ornament placed on the tree. On Christmas morning the first child to find the gherkin was awarded with an extra little gift left by St. Nicholas. This tradition encouraged the children to appreciate all the ornaments on the tree, rather than hurrying to see what St. Nick had left for them.

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How to resolve autotoxicity issues in alfalfa stands

By Anowar Islam, an assistant professor and the University of Wyoming Extension forage agroecologist in the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Autotoxicity is the process by which some chemical compounds secreted by plants inhibit the growth or development of nearby plants of the same species. Autotoxicity is common in alfalfa, especially when alfalfa is reseeded in fields where alfalfa was recently grown. The roots of young seedlings are affected first. Root growth will be inhibited or stopped, and plant growth will be stunted with reduced yield. Reasons for Autotoxicity The reasons or the chemical compounds responsible for causing autotoxicity are not well known yet. It appears toxins are more concentrated in roots than in shoots. The toxic compounds are water-soluble and can be easily washed out of soils by precipitation or irrigation water. Plowed-down plants or plants killed by herbicides can further enhance this process by releasing more toxic compounds into the soils. Research suggests the effect and persistence of the toxic compounds on new seedlings vary with soil type and precipitation. Autotoxicity may be more severe in heavier soils and in locations with low precipitation than in lighter, sandy soils. In heavier soils, the autotoxicity effect is longer, but the intensity may be lessened by absorption of compounds by soil particles. In contrast, the autotoxicity effect is shorter in sandy soils because precipitation will carry out compounds quickly from the root zones through leaching. However, the toxic intensity may be higher during this short period. Other factors enhancing autotoxicity include density and age of preceding crops and how much time has passed since the previous stand was killed. Controlling Autotoxicity The effect of toxins may disappear over time, but its impact stays throughout the life cycle of the affected stand. Plants remain stunted and yields low after the autotoxicity effect has disappeared. There is no single recommendation to follow for controlling autotoxicity in alfalfa. However, the following options may help reduce the incidence of autotoxicity and may increase alfalfa yield: (1) Avoid planting alfalfa after alfalfa. Plant other crops for one or two years to avoid yield decreases. (2) Kill old alfalfa stand in fall. Wait and plant new alfalfa the following spring. (3) Kill the old stand in spring and plant an annual crop, for example, oats. Plant new alfalfa seeds in late summer. (4) Delay reseeding at least three weeks after killing the previous alfalfa stand. Yields of new alfalfa stands will probably be reduced to some extent in all options except option 1. However, in the long-run, yields will be increased from the healthier stands and offset the yields lost during establishment. Alfalfa is expected to remain productive in stands for four to 10 years or even more. When alfalfa stands become thin because of declining plant populations, renovation of the stands becomes necessary. Replanting alfalfa immediately following alfalfa is not recommended due to autotoxicity, seedling disease, and insect pests in the old stands; therefore, a rotational interval is generally recommended between killing an old stand and reseeding new alfalfa for successful stand establishment.

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Barley genome project

By K-State Research and Extension An international team of scientists, including a Kansas State University (K-State) agronomy adjunct faculty member, recently achieved a breakthrough in the worldwide effort to map the genome of barley. Jesse Poland, adjunct assistant professor of Agronomy and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist, is part of the International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC), which just announced a major advancement in the barley genome sequencing project. The team’s results were published recently in the journal Nature. The advance reported by this team will give researchers the tools to produce higher yields, improve pest and disease resistance, and enhance nutritional value of barley, according to the USDA. Past genomic research supported by USDA has provided similar benefits to crops such as tomato and corn, and helped improve cattle breeding and enhance the productivity of dairy cows. The work done by Poland and his team stationed in the agronomy department at K-State involved developing high-density genetic maps for barley using next-generation sequencing. The genetic maps developed in Poland’s lab are a linear order of thousands of molecular markers, or DNA landmarks, along each of the seven barley chromosomes. “These genetic maps were then used to anchor and order the completed sequence of the barley genome. The development of these genetic maps greatly assisted putting the billions of DNA bases of the barley genome in the correct linear order along the chromosome,” Poland explained.” According to the IBSC, barley was one of the first domesticated cereal grains, originating in the Fertile Crescent more than 10,000 years ago. Barley ranks fourth among the cereals in worldwide production and is widely cultivated in all temperate regions from the Arctic Circle to the tropics. In addition to its geographic adaptability, barley is particularly noted for its tolerance to cold, drought, alkali and salinity. The barley genome, with 5.3 billion letters of genetic code, is one of the largest in cereal crops and twice the size of the human genome, according to the IBSC. For more details on this research, see USDA Scientists Collaborate with Global Researchers to Advance the Mapping of the Barley Genome (http://www.nifa.usda.gov/ newsroom/news/2012news/10171_barley_genome.html) For more information on the IBSC, see International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC) (http://www.public.iastate.edu/~imagefpc/IBSC%20Webpage/IBSC%20 Template-home.html) For further information on research in the Poland Lab, see Wheat Genetics and Germplasm Improvement (http:// www.wheatgenetics.org/)

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Jack Jennaway receives his check for first place in the senior division of the MFB Foundation Youth Speech contest from Scott Kulbeck, Montana Farm Bureau Federation.

Melstone Youth wins Speech Contest

Jack Jennaway, a 17-year-old from Melstone High School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Senior Division - during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings November 11. This was the second year Jennaway bested other competitors to win $400 for first place. The topic was “What does the ability of agricultural youth to work alongside their relatives on a family farm or ranch mean to you, and what benefits for agriculture and young people are gained by farm and ranch in a family operation?” Jennaway noted, “Because I grew up on a ranch, I have life experiences that are rare and extremely valuable. I’ve worked for as long as I can remember. Because of this, I know how to do what very few adults in this country seem to know how to do – work hard.” Jennaway went on to say the Department

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Trinity Lee receives her check for second place in the senior division of the MFB Foundation Youth Speech contest.

James Harsh is new chair of WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

By WSU Extension James Harsh, a Washington State Univerdepartments at WSU. sity (WSU) faculty member since 1983, has Bernardo thanked and praised Koenig for been appointed chair of the Department of his service as chair 2008-2012. Koenig and Crop and Soil Sciences, effective January Harsh will work together through January 1. Harsh succeeds Rich Koenig, who was 1 to ensure a smooth transition. named associate dean and director of WSU Harsh holds a doctorate and master’s Extension. degree in soil science, and a bachelor of “As a long-time faculty member, Jim has science in conservation of natural resources, a thorough grasp of the Department of Crop all earned at the University of California, and Soil Sciences teaching, research and Berkeley. He was appointed a full professor extension priorities,” said Dan Bernardo, at WSU in 2000. WSU’s vice president of agriculture and Harsh has long been a leader in research extension and dean of the College of Agrifocusing on: the interactions between soil cultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciminerals, microbes and plants; the chemisences (CAHNRS). “He has the leadership try of soil mineral surfaces; the physical and skills and vision to continue the positive chemical factors affecting the availability trajectory of this important unit within our and transport of nutrients and contaminants; college.” and the chemistry and synthesis of nonCrop and soil sciences is the largest unit crystalline soil materials. within CAHNRS and one of the largest


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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified organic growers in the United States sold more than $3.5 billion organically grown agricultural commodities in 2011, according to the results of the 2011 Certified Organic Production Survey, released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). NASS conducted the survey for USDA’s Risk Management Agency to help refine federal crop insurance products for organic producers. “This is the first time we have conducted a survey focused solely on the USDA-certified organic producers,” said Hubert Hamer, Chairperson of NASS’s Agricultural Statistics Board. “With this survey’s results, policymakers will be able to better assess the Federal Crop Insurance program and its impact on the organic industry.” Mirroring its conventional counterpart, corn leads organic field crops in sales and accounted for more than $101.5 million in 2011. The only other field crops to have more than $50 million in sales were alfalfa dry hay and winter wheat, accounting for $69.5 million and $54 million in sales respectively. When it comes to organic field crops acreage, Wisconsin leads the nation with more than 110,000 acres harvested in 2011. Wisconsin is followed by New York, with organic growers harvesting more than 97,000 acres. California closely follows the Empire state growers with more than 91,000 acres of organic field crops harvested in 2011. These top three states illustrate just how geographically diverse organic crop production is in the United States. In addition to looking at organically produced crops, the survey also gathered information on the organically raised livestock, which accounted for $1.31 billion in sales in 2011. Organic milk was the top livestock commodity last year, accounting for $765 million in sales. The other key organic livestock commodities were chicken eggs and broiler chickens, earning $276 million and $115 million in sales respectively. The survey results also include statistics on organically grown fruit and vegetables, value-added products and marketing outlets. The full results of the survey are available online at http://bit.ly/2011OrganicSurvey

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Third place was awarded to Jamie Joelle Nelson of Red Lodge, who noted, “Work on a ranch is not something that you can do sitting on your couch and talking about it. I have been working cattle on the ranch with my Grandpa since I could sit a horse by myself, and since then I have been building up my own herd with his. The work ethics I have learned are things I would not have been able to learn in school.”

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Jamie Joelle Nelson receives her check for third place in the senior division of the MFB Foundation Youth Speech contest.

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•  In the 2012 crop year we (Gavin & Colin Greenwald) seeded with the VW Manufacturing Ltd Paired Row Triple Shoot opener on our C shank Flexicoil 5000 air drill. •  We are looking forward to working with our agronomist in a full fertilizer program to produce to our full potential. Our acreage is approximately 4000 acres. A net of 5 bushels per acre above actual cost of production- at an average price of $10 a bushel- is considerable. •  The VW openers give us our very best opportunity to be able to produce absolute maximum yield potential. These openers give us a number of seed and fertilizer options. Our seed and fertilizer are placed exactly where we want them to be. The ability to seed shallow, into moisture, at a precise, continuous level, all the time is what is needed, and that is what we are getting! •  The carbide on our opener does 100% of the work 100% of the time. The sharp carbide cutting angle, with the soil flowing up and over the wing and onto seeds is continuously packed. This is exactly what we want! •  The entire seeding job as well as perfect seed bed and field finish with minimal soil disturbance and ease of pull, is a complete package. Our emergence is very quick and even. Even maturity adds up to less days to maturity. This is important especially in shorter growing climates. •  We look at the cost of our openers as a five year capital investment. Our cost per year after 30% farm

stewardship rebate is approximately $2000. This is 50 cents per acre per year-a very small price to pay for what we receive in return. •  We have the confidence in our VW 30PR drill point because VW modelled it after their VW11FC which VW Manufacturing has made for many years. The VW full carbide drill points seed millions of acres per year in all soil types in all conditions. VW simply added to the back of their VW11FC to create the 2 rows of seed. We know how many seeds per lineal foot we are seeding. This is very important to us to allow each seed room to grow .If the gardener thins his carrots to approximately 10 plants per foot he soon fills his truck. If he does not thin his carrots he basically gets nothing. They need room to grow! For example, putting all seeds in a narrow row, as in a disc or narrow opener, the seeds end up in a row approximately half inch wide. This is very low SBU. This scenario does not allow room to grow. Seeds are on top of each other and touching each other. Too close! •  Our stubble has never been cleaner especially on our lighter land. The paired row helps take away weed competition making weed growth more difficult. Timing is so critical. We are able to seed early putting liquid phosphorus directly in the seed row. •  We have the proven confidence that our VW openers give us the ability to potentially grow every bushel that is economically available.

Triple opener designed with location in mind

Vic Wickstrom said he believed triple shoot openers currently on the market had shortcomings, so he designed a new one. Wickstrom, owner and chief engineer at VW Manufacturing in Dunmore Alta., developed the VW30PR paired row. “There’s a whole trainload (of triple shoot openers), but they fail to remember that old saying about location is everything if you want to succeed.” He said precise locations for liquid start-up phosphate, the nitrogen blend between and slightly below the paired seed rows, and the location of the two seed rows are vital. “To succeed, you have to get all three components in exactly the correct location once they’re in the soil.” Wickstrom said research shows the importance of singulation is not exclusive to corn. It’s important in all crops, even wheat. “It’s very important in small seed crops. Think about what a single wheat plant looks like when it gets away to be on its own with plenty of room to grow,” he said. “The darned thing turns itself into a bouquet. It becomes huge, with tons of tillers, heads and kernels. That’s why uniform seed distribution is so important in all crops. It gives each plant the optimal amount of space to reach its full potential.” Wickstrom think his new VW30PR is just about as close to corn-caliber uniformity as anyone can get with an air drill. He said it works as well with small seeded crops as it does with large seeds. The seeds are not spread out across the width of the openings but end up in a narrow straight line. “When we stop and dig into the seed trench with a knife, they’re all lined up like little beer bottles in a row. There’s no clumps or bunches of seeds and no empty gaps,” he said. Many people think singulation with a drill depends on the air delivery system, manifolds, seed runs and the boot, but that’s not the whole story, said Wickstrom, who has been designing, manufacturing and marketing openers for 30 years. “A seed comes blasting down the line, down the front tube of our boot. But the question of why it ends up where it does in the soil depends on what happens when it goes through the opener. It’s all about location,” he said. He said the VW30 has a raised ramp on the middle of the floor in its chamber. It splits the seeds equally — one group for the left seed row and one group for the right seed row. “The ramp sends the seeds right out to the walls of the chamber, and they remain tight against the walls until they exit the opener. That’s how we get such a straight, narrow line of seeds. They never get blasted helter skelter like birdshot from a shotgun.” He said the two seed rows are almost exactly 2 ½ inches apart. Each seed is one inch off to the side of and 3/8 inch above the nitrogen band that runs down the middle. The bottom side of the opener has a heel that rises 3/8 inch from the flat surface. It cuts a groove so that the nitrogen fertilizer blend coming down the rear pipe ends up located midway between the seed rows and 3/8 inch below the seed rows. “That’s not a whole lot deeper than the seed, but remember at one time, in days gone there was a belief that nitrogen had to be buried all the way down to China. That has finally been proven false in most people’s eyes. “But now some people say seed and nitrogen fertilizer can be on the same plane. So I decided 3/8 inch below the seed level and one inch from the seed row is the best location.” The two blue plastic tubes for liquid startup fertilizer line up with the seed rows. Wickstrom said he is considering the possibility of running high-pressure anhydrous down the rear fertilizer tube. The opener body is made of 28 percent industry-standard chrome steel. All the applied, hard-surface plates welded to the body are carbide, including a carbide plate at each rear corner so the body doesn’t wear into a canoe-shape. “We have carbide plates at every wear point so the opener always maintains its original shape,” he said. “It’s basically an expanded version of the VW11FC opener that seeds millions of acres around the world every year, so we use the same steel and carbide that works on the VW11FC.” The flat bottom side of the opener has an unusual hollow recess shaped like the front of a traditional church building. Wickstrom said it’s purely cosmetic. Material isn’t needed in that area so they made the recess to save the cost and weight of the 28 percent chrome steel. The same VW30PR paired row opener fits all paralink, C-shank and Edge-On drills sold on the Prairies. VW Manufacturing simply makes different boots for each model. For more information, contact Wickstrom at 403-528-3350 or visit www.vwmfg.com. Reprinted by permission of Western Producer of Canada


Scientists use new method to help reduce piglet mortality

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service To help increase the survival of newborn piglets, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new method that predicts animals’ mortality and nursing ability. Physiologist Jeffrey Vallet and his colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Nebraska, call the measuring technique the “immunocrit,” which determines whether preweaning piglets receive adequate colostrum from the sow. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Preweaning mortality costs the U.S. swine industry an estimated $1.6 billion each year, and one of the contributing factors is deficient colostrum intake by piglets. The colostrum produced by a sow after giving birth contains immunoglobulins, or antibodies, which help build immunity against bacteria, viruses and other foreign elements. Piglets that fail to nurse and receive enough colostrum from their mother within the first 24 hours after birth usually die. The immunocrit measures newborn piglet serum immunoglobulin in blood samples. These measurements indicate piglets’ mortality and nursing ability, according to Vallet, research leader of USMARC’s Reproduction Unit. Immunocrit results also show that the average measurement of piglets in a litter reflects the sow’s ability to produce colostrum. In addition, scientists have found a connection between immunocrit measurements, piglets’ weight and mortality. Pigs that weighed more were more likely to survive the challenge of not getting colostrum within the critical timeframe, as opposed to those that weighed less. Because test results are obtained so quickly, it is possible to identify compromised piglets while they’re still alive, according to Vallet. The immunocrit recognizes piglets within a litter that have not eaten or had the chance to nurse. This provides an opportunity to save at-risk piglets by using intervention strategies. The new technique, which also works with cattle, can be used by swine producers to test management practices such as split suckling, according to Vallet. A labor-intensive method, split suckling is designed to improve colostrum intake for piglets born last by giving them uninhibited access to the sow. Using the immunocrit, blood samples can be taken 24 hours after the split suckling procedure to determine if colostrum intake has increased in these piglets.

Nebraska beef producers still adapting to drought

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR This year’s drought continues to affect Nebraska cattle producers as they move up management decisions to accommodate feed shortages. With as much as 97 percent of Nebraska’s pastures deemed in poor condition, most producers are already identifying which cattle will be the best candidates for breeding in the spring, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension beef veterinarian Richard Randle. “With the feed shortages that we’ve already had, likelihood is that there’s going to be a number of those animals at a lower condition than we’d normally expect,” Randle said. Some herds will need to undergo closer examination during culling, he said, in terms of teeth, eyes, feet and udders, to further adjust to feed shortages. Randle said that farmers are working to keep their herds as compact as possible to help maintain the health of the herd. “There’s going to be more culling than normal,” he said. “You have to reduce the herd to feel safe based on your winter feed storage.” Producers are also coping with drought-induced forage shortage through early weaning. Some of these calves may have been sent directly to auction, rather than kept on for backgrounding after weaning. Although most calves that are weaned early do quite well, Randle said the younger animals are at a higher risk. Producers who wean early should watch the calves more closely for any health problems. “It should be consider if early weaning does take place, that they are at a higher health risk,” Randle said. “It relates to having facilities ready to address those health issues.”

#### In the Thomas Nast cartoon that first depicted Santa Claus with a sleigh and reindeer, he was delivering Christmas gifts to soldiers fighting in the U.S. Civil War. The cartoon, entitled “Santa Claus in Camp,” appeared in Harper’s Weekly on January 3, 1863.

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UW Extension bulletin outlines personal protective equipment for farm, ranch safety

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NDSU horticulturist to retire December 31

By NDSU Extension Service Ron Smith, horticulturist, has announced his retirement from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service and the faculty of the Department of Plant Sciences. His retirement is effective December 31, 2012. At that time, Smith will have completed 27 years as the NDSU Extension horticulturist. “Ron’s wisdom, passion for horticulture, vast array of expertise and profound effect on so many people cannot be summed up easily,” says Rich Horsley, Department of Plant Sciences head and professor in the department. Smith has taught classes in turfgrass management, landscape estimating and contracting, evolution and history of wine in America, 16 Master Gardener classes through the interactive video network (IVN), answered 40,000 to 50,000 questions in his Hortiscope column and answered some 22,000-plus phone calls. Smith has visited 76 communities in North Dakota to deliver various programs and, in many cases, made repeat annual visitations. He has written numerous Extension publications and been an invited to speak on various subjects in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana. “Ron has done field studies on vegetable selection for home gardens, herb growing and use, turfgrass variety trials, integrated pest management study in landscape management, assisted in the establishment and maintenance of the RedHawks baseball field, renovated NDSU’s football practice fields and maintained them for 12 years,” Horsley says. “He also played a major role in developing and maintaining the NDSU horticulture gardens, served on many committees and attended countless meetings.” Smith joined the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences in 1985 as an associate professor, with responsibilities primarily in Extension, along with teaching and research. He has won numerous awards and recognitions during his tenure at NDSU, including the Mortar Board Preferred Professor Award in 2000, Blue Key Honor Society Distinguished Educator Award in 2003, Apple Polisher Award in 2006, Agriculture Communication Communicator of the Year Award in 1991 and Award for Excellence in Programs in 1989 and 2001. Smith’s weekly Hortiscope column appears in at least 56 newspapers around the region. He has answered questions in the column that were local and international in scope. He answered questions monthly on North Dakota Public Radio’s “Hear It Now” program, which is broadcast across the state. During the growing season, Smith was a weekly guest on KQLX radio and appeared on three TV “Little Garden on the Prairie” programs. Since 1996, Smith has taught the Master Gardener course every fall semester. The eight-week course was delivered through the IVN system. The 2012 enrollment was 52 students in 11 counties. Smith has been published in various magazines, such as Prairie Home, Prairie Business, Golf Course Management, Fine Gardening Magazine and American Nurseryman. “He has written specifications for grass varieties and cultivars for the King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks; done field research with turfgrass varieties and cultivars in Fargo and Dickinson; flower variety evaluations in Fargo, Dickinson and Williston; and medicinal herb research, primarily with echinacea, in Fargo, Dickinson and Williston,” Horsley says. Smith is active in several professional organizations, including the American Society of Agronomy, Garden Writers Association, North Dakota Horticulture Society, Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Minnesota Wine Grape Growers Association, North Dakota Grape Growers Association, North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse Association, Sports Turf Managers Association and NDSU Gamma Sigma Delta Chapter. Smith is a certified professional horticulturist and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist. “After a very rewarding, challenging, demanding and fulfilling career, we wish Ron a long and enjoyable retirement,” Horsley says.


Two-way radios improving efficiency

By NDSU Extension Service Farmers and others who use two-way radios will be impacted by a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule change effective January 1, 2013, according to John Nowatzki, North Dakota State University Extension Service ag machine systems specialist. The rule change, originally proposed in 1992, is intended to increase the capacity and efficiency for business band and public safety radios. The rule change is referred to as “narrowbanding” and requires program changes to two-way radios. The rule change requires people operating wideband (25 kilohertz bandwidth) voice or data systems to migrate to narrowband (12.5 kHz bandwidth or equivalent) systems. Users who do not make the switch by January 1, 2013, face the loss of radio communication capabilities. The narrowbanding change is part of an effort to promote more efficient use of the radio spectrum. All VHF and UHF industrial/business licenses using 25 kHz land mobile radio will have to migrate to narrowband 12.5 kHz efficiency technology. UHF and VHF bands are overcrowded causing existing systems to operate poorly and there is not enough bandwidth to implement new systems. “Farmers who use two-way radios will be affected by this rule change,” Nowatzki says. “The rule change requires users to change the frequency on their old radios and apply for a license change to operate on the narrowband frequency. Manufacturers no longer can certify, produce or import equipment capable of operating at the broader 25 kHz after January 1.” Most radios used by farmers can be programmed to function at 25 kHz or the new narrowband 12.5 kHz. Most twoway radios purchased after 1998 already have the ability to operate in wide and narrowband modes. The only cost to those users will be reprogramming and relicensing. Radios purchased more recently already may be operating on the narrowband frequency. Radios purchased before 1998 may not be capable of reprogramming to the new frequency. Check with your dealer if you are uncertain about the frequency of your radios. Users should contact their two-way radio dealers to have older radios reprogrammed. The cost involved for the reprogramming is set by the dealer. The dealer also can assist with applying for the license change. Users can go directly to the FCC website to apply for the license change at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index. htm?job=home.

Scientists find aphid resistance in black raspberry

By Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service There’s good news for fans of black raspberries: A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and his commercial colleague have found black raspberries that have resistance to a disease-spreading aphid. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist Chad Finn with the agency’s Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, and colleague Michael Dossett of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are the first to find and report black raspberry resistance to the large raspberry aphid. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. The researchers screened seedlings from 132 wild black raspberry populations for aphid resistance. According to Finn, strong resistance was found in three of these populations—one each from Ontario, Maine, and Michigan. Aphid resistance in the Ontario and Maine populations seems to be controlled by multiple genes, while resistance in the Michigan population is governed by one dominant gene. Identifying these genes makes it easier for breeders to incorporate aphid resistance into commercial black raspberry cultivars. Aphid control is important because fruit production is severely impacted by black raspberry necrosis virus, which is transmitted by the large raspberry aphid. This and other aphids are important virus vectors in North American black raspberries. Although breeding for aphid resistance has been recognized as an important tool for protecting red raspberries from viral infection, this is the first report of aphid resistance in black raspberry, according to Finn.

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By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist ing individual animal identification, which The recent release of the 2011 National was shown to be the most common method Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) conducted by of identification for recordkeeping. When beef industry researchers reconfirms the identifying only animals in a group that are importance for beef producers to continue to treated, recordkeeping rates varied from focus on improving recordkeeping methods 4.3% in seedstock operations to 22.5% in and tracking. Ninety-five percent (95%) of stocker/yearling operations for an overall producers had some level of routine health average across all industry segments of protocol(s) they followed; yet, results in 11%. Keeping track of withdrawal times by Phase III of the benchmark study found tracking groups of cattle where individuals that only 31.3% of the respondents have within the group were treated, took place their animal health protocols in writing. 9.1% of the time across industry segments. Producers need to document their efforts Researchers were pleased to hear that via record‐keeping to assure consumers of over two-thirds of producers are using their hard work (Figure 1). individual animal identification to track health protocols, but researchers continue to emphasize the need for complete recordkeeping protocols and documentation to verify proper production management practices taking place in food animal production. Overall, the NBQA results remind producers to continue to focus on recordkeeping and documentation of practices as consumers seek more understanding and information about the beef they consume, how it is raised, and where it comes from. Researchers believe that if the beef industry can provide this information it will give producers a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Phase III of the NBQA audit, consisted of Many of the practices measured in the an online and written survey conducted with NBQA are part of the industry’s Beef 3,755 cattlemen between April 2011 and Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA February 2012. The cattlemen represented is designed to train producers on proper seedstock operators, commercial cow/calf production methods and provide tools for operators, backgrounders, stocker/yearling producers to be able to track individual and producers, feedlot producers, dairymen, and group animal health treatment protocols. other producers. Contact the South Dakota Beef Industry The study also measured methods of how Council or your cow/calf field specialist cattlemen keep track of withdrawal times. in an SDSU Extension Regional office for Overall, 78.3% of all industry producers more information on how to become BQA were tracking withdrawal times by utilizcertified in South Dakota.


Fire logs made from lawn clippings

By Marcia Wood, Agricultural Research Service Artificial logs that create a cheerful and welcoming blaze in your fireplace can be made from a perhaps surprising source: grass clippings. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Syed H. Imam and his colleagues have shown that lawn clippings can be mixed with other natural compounds to yield ecofriendly fire logs that burn brightly and evenly. The same formula can be used to produce pellets ready for the hopper of a pelletburning stove, or for making fire-starting sticks for use with firewood at a campfire. Imam is with the Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering Research Unit at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Mowing front and backyard lawns, plus fields at parks, schools and other city and suburban landscapes, creates tons of clippings that typically end up in landfills, Imam noted. Bio-based fire logs that Imam’s team developed contain no petroleum-derived chemicals, so they burn cleaner, emitting fewer potentially polluting volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Clippings make up about 20 to 60 percent of the composition of the logs by weight. About 40 to 80 percent is made up of plant-derived waxes or oils, referred to as binders. They add durability and help the logs, pellets, or sticks retain their shape. Binders also boost the energy value of the logs, and extend the burn time. Plant oils that lend color and aroma, and repel insects— a plus when using the logs outdoors—can be added to the log formulation. Imam has at least a dozen fragrant oils to suggest, such as cedar, eucalyptus, lavender, orange, peppermint, and tea tree. Though the Albany team’s focus was on clippings, the logs can also be made from agricultural harvest leftovers such as rice straw or cornstalks. Imam and his collaborators Roxana H. Imam, a former intern at the Albany center, and Jimmy C. Dorsey of New Venture Ideas, Inc., of Pittsburg, California, are seeking a patent for the invention.

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4x4 Tractors

Combines

(F) 2004 Case IH DX33 FWA, LX114, 716B front (H) 1990 Case IH 9180 #15333W................$36,150 (H) 2007 Cat 570R, Cat F540 40-ft. flex head. (D) 2007 New Holland CR9070 #24066W.$190,000 snowblower. #WUT569...........................$24,000 (F) 1993 Case IH 9270 #WUT639................$48,000 #25003W & #25006W..........................$205,000 (D) New Holland CR9070 #24056W.........$258,000 (B) 2009 Case IH Farmall 95 FWA. #15355W.......... (F) 1993 Case IH 9270 #WUT640................$45,000 (F) 2007 Cat 580R #WUH393....................$208,950 (F) 2009 New Holland CR9070 #WUH606$240,000 . ..............................................................$35,000 (B) 1995 Case IH 9280 #15345W................$64,000 (F) 2010 Gleaner R76 #WUH534..............$240,000 (D) 2009 New Holland CR9070 #24073W.$283,000 (D) 1994 Case IH 5240 FWA, Farmhand 1140 load- (W) 1996 Case IH 9370 #15351W...............$80,000 (F) 2010 Honey Bee SP36 36-ft. draper head. (D) 2010 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper head. er. #15352W............................................$35,000 (F) 1996 Case IH 9380 #WUT629................$80,000 #28128W................................................$68,000 #WUH535...............................................$50,000 (W) 1992 Case IH 7120 FWA, Farmhand 1340 load- (D) 2009 Case IH 335 #15349W................$175,000 (F) 1995 New Holland TR97 #WUH578......$30,000 (D) 2010 New Holland CR9070 #24071W.$259,000 er. #15350W............................................$44,000 (F) 2001 Case IH STX375H #WUT598........$95,000 (F) 1997 Honey Bee SP30 draper head. #WUH584. (D) 2010 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper head. Farmall 40, W80137 .................................. NEW (D) 1995 Case IH 7230 FWA, Quicke loader. (F) 2003 Case IH STX375 #WUT634.........$130,000 #28123W................................................$63,000 . ..............................................................$15,000 (D) CIH w/CIH 1010 30’ Hd, WUH320 ............................. $8,000 Combines & Headers Skid Steers (W)(D) CIH Farmall 60, W80170 ................................. NEW #15332W................................................$59,000 (H) 2010 Case IH 435 #15319W. . ..............$233,500 2010 New Holland CR9070 #24072W.$259,000 (F) 2004 New Holland CR960 #WUH530. . $135,000 w/CIH 1042 36’ Cpr Hd, WUH323 ................... $22,000 (W) 632 Bobcat, 20018W ........................................ $7,250 (D) CIH Farmall 95, W80193 .................................. NEW (B) 670 Cat w/SP36 HB Dpr Hd, 25002W ............ $190,000 (F) 2004 Case IH MXM120 FWA. #WUT587............. (F) (H)CIH 20106088, CaseWUH312 IH 435....................................... #15317W................$238,000 (D) 2010 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper (D) 2002 New Holland CR970 #24053W..$120,000 $215,000 (H) 642B Bobcat w/Bkt, 20124W ........................... $7,500 (B) CIH Farmall 95, W80189 .................................. NEWhead. (W) NH TR95 w/971 NH 25’ Hd, 24114&2114A ..... $7,000 . ..............................................................$45,000 (H) 2011 Case IH 435 #15353W. . ..............$243,270 #28125W................................................$63,000 (D) 2008 New Holland CR970 #24059W..$220,000 Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment (F) CIH 7010 w/36’ Grain Belt Hdr, WUH297 ..... $310,000 (H) 743 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20101W ............................ $8,500 (D) CIH 95U FWA, W80138 ..................................... NEW (D) (2) NH TR98 w/994 36’ Dpr, 971 PU Hd, Glasgow Implement WUH172 $196,000 (B) S130 (D) 2004orCase IH....................................................... MXM120Stanley FWA. #15331W. $51,000 (F) (H)CIH 20108010, Case IH 485........................................ #15334W................$238,000 Bobcat Bkt, 20112W ....................... $18,995 1990 John Deere 9500, John Deere NEW 924F, 216 (F) 2008 Neww/o Holland CR9070 #WUH427. .............. (D)(F) Frontier Equipment Equipment CIH 105U FWA, W80160 .................................. 24025W 24026W $101,100 Glasgow Implement $280,000 (D) 753 .Bobcat, 20083W ....................................... $19,000 (B) CIH Puma 125 FWA, W80053 ........................ NEW (F) Casew/36’ IH960MX120 FWA, (F)CIH 20098010, CaseWUH232 IH 485....................................... #WUT626................$240,000 pickup heads. #WUH572........................$35,000 ............................................................$205,270 (D)2000 NH TR66 MacDon Dpr Hd, L655 loader. (F) 20085W ....................................... $12,000 w/L750 Ldr, W85038 ...................................... NEW 2009W &28019W .............................................. $64,000 (D) #WUT613...............................................$40,000 (H)CIH 20088010, Case23075W IH 535........................................ HD, all new tires.$265,000 #15269W... (H) 753 (F) Bobcat, 2008 New Holland 88C flex draper head. (D) CIH 8010, 23076W ........................................ $265,000 (D) S150 Bobcat, 20120W .................................... $23,000 (W) CIH Puma 165 FWA,& W80112 ...................... NEW (D) NH TX68, 24016W ........................................... $65,000 Skid Steers Attachments (W) 2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 FWA. #15313W..... (W) CIH . ............................................................$245,000 #WUH428...............................................$43,160 8010, 23087W ....................................... $270,000 (D) S150 Bobcat w/BKT, BkT Bite, 20133W ....... $22,500 w/LX770 Ldr, W85140 .................................. NEW w/36’ MacDon 962 Dpr U Hd, s e24017W d E q u i................ p m e n t $28,000 New Equipment (D) Melroe 773 Bobcat, bucket. #CONS.....$17,000 . ..............................................................$75,000 (F) 2010 Case IH 535 Quad #15274W......$331,000 (H) 2009 New Holland CR9070 #24051W. $ 260,000 (D) CIH Puma 210, W80037 .................................... NEW (W) NH CR960, 24019W .................................... $160,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH342 ....................................... $185,000 (D) S205 Bobcat, no Bkt, 20120W ....................... $23,000 (D) w/L770 Melroe 773 without bucket. #20249W... (F) IH WUH370 125 Maxxum FWA, Case$137,000 IH L750 (F) (D)CIH 20108120, CaseWUH298 IH 535....................................... Quad #15276W......$331,000 Neww/Bkt, Holland CR9070 #24060W$249,000 $330,000 (B) (W) S2052010 Bobcat 20146W ........................ $26,500 Ldr,Bobcat, W85031 ...................................... NEW (F)2009 NH Case CR960, .................................... 2388 , ........................................................... $89,900 (D) S205 . ..............................................................$18,250 Bobcat 20142W ......................... $25,000 #WUT620....................................$85,000 (D)CIH 2008 Case IH 535 #15338W................$136,500 (W) 2010 Neww/Bkt, Holland CR9070 #24061W$249,000 (F) CIH Scout Ut Vehicle, WNM126 .................... NEW (D)loader. NH CR970, 24021W ..................................... $188,000 (S) , ......................................................... $240,000 (F) 863 WUT322 ...................................... CIH 72”Melroe Finish S185 Mwr,Bobcat, W85133 ....................... NEW ... 2006 bucket. #20206W. (B) Case IH 24022W MXM175 FWA, Case IH LX172 (S)(F)CIH 20117010 Case IH 550 Quad #WUT630.....$365,000 (D)2005 NH CR 970, .................................... $180,000 (W) Bobcat, 2010 New Holland 94C 42-ft. $19,000 draper head. (D)(H) 08 CIH 7010, .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20105W ..................................... $23,000 (F) CIH SCX100 16’ Pvt Tng, WNH526 ............ NEW w/94C NH 42’ Dpr Hd, 24023W ....................... $47,000 (S) . ..............................................................$23,595 loader. #15321W. .......................................SOLD (F) 2012 Case IH 550 Quad #WUT631.....$377,000 #28095W................................................$65,000 (S) 07 CIH 8010, .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20136W .................................... $18,000 CIH HDXMelroe 182 AgrS185 Hd, WNH553 NEW (F)2010 NH CR 970, ................................... $152,000 (B) 2004 Bobcat,................. without bucket. (D) Case IH WUH324 Puma 140, Case IH L760 loader. (B) 2011 Case IH 600 Quad #15327W......$395,000 (F) 2007 New Holland CR9070 #WUH560$195,000 (F) (W) CIH WD1203 Swthr, W83050 ....................... NEW (W) NH CR9070, 24027W ................................. $270,000 (S) 06 CIH 8010, .................................................. $220,000 (D) S330 Bobcat w/80” Bkt, 20094W ................... $43,000 #20259W................................................$21,000 #15305W..............................................$115,000 (F) 2012 Case IH 600 Quad #WUT618.....$410,000 (D) 2009 New Holland CR9070 #24065W. $ 268,000 (W) CIH RB564 Rnd Blr, AW,TW, W83013 ........ NEW (D) NH CR 9070, 24024W ................................. $260,000 (S) MF 860, UC550 ..................................................... $9,500 (W) LS160 NH Skid 20109W ............................. $19,000 2008 Melroe S185 #20268W....$25,000 (F) Case IH Puma Case IH L760 loader. (S) 2 Honeybee SP36 Hds, .............................. $59,500 (D) 1825 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20128W .................... $10,000 (W)(D) CIH RB564 Rnd Blr,Bobcat Ele Twn Nt, W83014 .. NEW (S)2010 NH CR9070, 24035W140, .................................... $249,000 ................. $14,000 2009 MelroeSPS205 without bucket. Air20129W Drills (W)(D) CIH SPX3330 Spryr,Bobcat, W85098 ............... NEW #WUT622.............................................$116,000 w/NH 94C 42’ Dpr Hd, 24036W ....................... $42,000 (S) CIH 8230 PT Swthr, UC558 ......................... $8,500 (D) 1825B Case Skid w/Bkt Forage Feeding Equipment 8120, UC564 ........................................... $299,000 (D) 1845 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20127W ................... $14,000 (F) CIH SPX3330 SP Spryr, WNH585 ................ NEW #20226W................................................$30,000 (B) Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft., 1615 tank. #47078W....... (W) JD Case 9600, IH 22004W ............................................. $52,000 (S) CIH (H) 2009 Puma 180 #15240W.....$114,000 2188, UC565 $69,500 (F) 420 SSL Case Skid, WUT324 ..................... $23,000 (F)CIH Haybuster 2650............................................. bale processor. #WUY270........ CIH SRX160 Wld Boom W85043 (W) JD 9600, 22011W ............................................. $49,000 (S) Melroe S220134’ Bobcat, bucket.Spryr, #20248W. $29,000 . ..............................................................$36,500 (W)(D) (H) Case IH L770 loader. #56061W.............$11,500 973 Hd, UC566 .............................. $29,500 (F) 435 SSL Case Skid, WUT341 ..................... $35,000 ................................................................................. NEW (W) JD 9650 w/930R JD Hdr, 22007W,22009W .. $123,500 (S) MacDon . .................................................................$9000 (B) 2005 Melroe S300 Bobcat #20277W.......SOLD (F) Flexi-Coil 5000 #WUD090.....................$40,000 (D) 2008 Case IH Puma 195 #15192W.....$108,000 (S) CIH 2188, UC572 ............................................. $85,000 (D) 440 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20125W ...................... $34,000 (F) CIH 8120 Combine, WNC432 ......................... NEW (F) JD STS 9660, WUH346 .................................. $31,000 (W) 2007 Haybuster 2650 bale processor. 2005 Melroe S300W82055 Bobcat #20279W....$28,000 (D) 1995 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft., 3450 tow between (D)(D) (D) Casew/936D IH L760 loader. #56063W................$7500 CIH 8120 Combine, .......................... NEW JD Dpr, WUH261 ................................. $29,000 (S) NH 94C Hd, ..................................................... $45,000 (D) 440 C3 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20130W .............. $36,000 #50042W................................................$14,000 2011 Melroe S650W82076 Bobcat #20275W...$37,900 tank. #47101W. .......................................$55,000 (B) 2010w/635F CaseJD,IHWUH262 Puma........................................ 210, Case IH L770$35,000 loader. (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $65,000 (D) 60XT Case Skid w/Bkt, 20131W ................. $22,000 (W)(W) CIH 8120 Combine, ......................... NEW (H) 2010 Haybuster 2650 bale processor. (F) 2009 TrakFlexi-Coil 1500D Skid, 20088W .............. 2007 Melroe T190 Bobcat, bucket. #20217W. W82078 ......................... NEW .... CIH 8120 Combine, 5500 60-ft., 4350$17,000 tow behind (W)(D) (D)#15342W..............................................$126,000 9760 JD w/36D Dpr Hd w/Fgr Rl, 22015W .... $231,000 (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $71,000 (D) Skat 963 Hd, ......................... Call for Pricing (D) 4800tank. #50045W................................................$18,500 Magnatrac Skid w/Bkt, Dzr, 20111W $6,000 (W) CIH 8120 Combine, W82080 ......................... NEW (W) 1680 CIH,IH23022W . ..............................................................$29,000 #WUD138. ....................................$130,000 (B) 2011 Case Puma......................................... 230, Case IH L770$30,000 loader. (S) MacDon CIH 2142 35’ ................... NEW Post3212, Diggers (B)#15325W..............................................$155,000 1680 CIH, 23057W ........................................... $29,000 (S) MacDon D60 Hd, .......................................... $61,000 Melroe 2100Drpr ClubHd, car.W82057 #20238W. ..............$9000 (D) 1989 Concord 2000 air tank. #47144W.... (B)(D) (B) CIH 2152 35’ Dpr Hd, W82024 ..................... NEW (H) 1680 CIH, 23058W .......................................... $38,000 (S) Hondybee 40GB Hd, ..................................... 59,000 (H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 (D) 2010 New Holland L175 skidsteer. #20264W.... (D) 2011 Case IH 180 Magnum #15337W.$133,000 (S) Honeybee 3655, ............................ Trailers Call for Pricing (W) 3pt. ..............................................................$20,000 (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82062 ................... NEW (W) 1688 CIH, 23050W ......................................... $45,000 F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52030W .............. $800 . ..............................................................$29,500 (F) Concord 3612, tank. #WUD080............ (D) CIH (D) 2010 Case IH23082W 210 Magnum #15341W.$170,000 (D)3 2012 CIH Thunder 1010 Hds990UB , .......................... Call #55039W. for Pricing 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82065 ................... NEW fuel trailer. ....... (B) McMillin (W) 1688 CIH, ......................................... $50,000 (S) Hyd Post2000 Dgr, air 52022W .............. $1,295 (S) NH CR960 , .................................................... $180,000 2009 Case 435 skidsteer. #20284W. ......$34,000 . ..............................................................$32,950 (W) 2003w/1015 CaseCIHIHPUMX210 Magnum #15344W......... (D)(D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82050 ................... NEW Hd, 23084W ............................... $7,000 Misc . ..............................................................$25,000 Grain Augers & Vacs (W) CIH 2152 45’ Drpr Hd, W82074 ................. NEW ...... (W) 2005 Cat 242B skidsteer, bucket. #20258W. (D) 1994 Concord 4010, 2000 air tank, NH . (B). ..............................................................$93,000 CIH 2188, 23046W ........................................... $47,500 (D) 2012 Thunder 3 990UB fuel trailer. #55040W........ (H) C1000SR Swath Roller, 520354W ................. $750 (D) CIHCase 2188IH w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23099W & 23100W ........ (W) 7x36 Westfield w/16HP Briggs, 51034W ....... $2,100 . ..............................................................$25,000 #47090W................................................$35,000 (F) 2007 215CIH Magnum #WUT485$116,000 . ..............................................................$26,000 Lawn & Garden $12,000 (D) 7x51 Westfield w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... $2,500 (D) 1997Lawn Concord 4010, 3400 tank. #47137W......... (D) 2000 Gehl 5635 skidsteer. #20265W.....$14,000 (F) 2011 ........................................................................... Case IH 245 Magnum #WUT593$158,000 Tractor w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm, (H) CIH 2188, 23109W .......................................... $40,000 (D) 8x41 Westfield, 51016W .................................. $4,500 (D) 425 .JD (D) 1997 John Deere 6675 skidsteer. #20280W....... ..............................................................$42,000 (H) 2011 Case IH 245 Magnum #15292W. $ 180,500 19015W ................................................................. $6,950 (W) CIH 2188, 23111W ......................................... $85,000 (D) 8x46 Westfield, 51055W .................................. $3,500 . ..............................................................$13,500 Dozers, Blades, Snow Blowers (W) Case IH 4012, 2300 tank. #47133W. . ....$44,000 (F) 2011 Case IH 260 Magnum #WUT586$180,000 (F) 718K Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, (B) CIH 2388, 23018W ........................................... $90,000 (B) 8x52 SC Brandt, 51058W ............................... $2,100 $5,000 tank. (D) 2007 Melroe 430H excavator. #20267W............. (D)MK Ford 782Westfield 3-pt. rear Swg blade.Agr, #56055W...........$800 (F)WUM534 1996 .............................................................. Case IH 4012, 3503 tow behind (B) MX270 Magnum #15348W. ......... (D) 8x51 51057W ... $2,500 (B)1999 CIHCase 2388,IH23047W ......................................... $100,000 Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, 51054W $5,000 (D) 721 #WUD140...............................................$42,000 Swg Agr, . ..............................................................$31,000 (B)MK100x51 Gearmore Westfield 72” box scraper. #56067W.........$750 (F). ..............................................................$65,000 CIH 2388 w/1015 Hdr, WUH211 .................... $142,000 (D) 19016W ............................................................... $11,500 (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, 51036W $7,100 (W) CIH 2388 w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23066W &23067W ............... (D) 1999 Case IH 4812, 2400 tow between tank. (W) 2012 Melroe 66” snowblower. #20285W...$5100 (F) 2012 Case IH 340 Magnum #WUT615............... (D) 2009 Degelman 12-ft. dozer blade. #56073W..... (B) ZTR Grizzly Dixon Lawn Mower, Brandt Cnvyr, 51010W ............. $12,500 ........................................................................... $97,400 (W) 1535LP . ..............................................................$20,000 #47145W................................................$55,000 (H) Melroe SB200 72” snowblower. #20271W.$4950 . ............................................................$240,000 19013W ................................................................. $6,500

Used Equipment

Combines & Headers

(B) 670 Cat w/SP36 HB Dpr Hd, 25002W ............ $190,000 (W) NH TR95 w/971 NH 25’ Hd, 24114&2114A ..... $7,000 (D) (2) NH TR98 w/994 36’ Dpr, 971 PU Hd, 24025W or 24026W ....................................................... $101,100 (D) NH TR66 w/36’ 960 MacDon Dpr Hd, 2009W &28019W .............................................. $64,000 (D) NH TX68, 24016W ........................................... $65,000 w/36’ MacDon 962 Dpr Hd, 24017W ................ $28,000 (W) NH CR960, 24019W .................................... $160,000 (F) NH CR960, WUH370 .................................... $137,000 (D) NH CR970, 24021W ..................................... $188,000 (D) NH CR 970, 24022W .................................... $180,000 w/94C NH 42’ Dpr Hd, 24023W ....................... $47,000 (F) NH CR 970, WUH324 ................................... $152,000 (W) NH CR9070, 24027W ................................. $270,000 (D) NH CR 9070, 24024W ................................. $260,000 (S) NH CR9070, 24035W .................................... $249,000 w/NH 94C 42’ Dpr Hd, 24036W ....................... $42,000 (W) JD 9600, 22004W ............................................. $52,000 (W) JD 9600, 22011W ............................................. $49,000 (W) JD 9650 w/930R JD Hdr, 22007W,22009W .. $123,500 (F) JD STS 9660, WUH346 .................................. $31,000 w/936D JD Dpr, WUH261 ................................. $29,000 w/635F JD, WUH262 ........................................ $35,000 (D) 9760 JD w/36D Dpr Hd w/Fgr Rl, 22015W .... $231,000 (W) 1680 CIH, 23022W ......................................... $30,000 (B) 1680 CIH, 23057W ........................................... $29,000 (H) 1680 CIH, 23058W .......................................... $38,000 (W) 1688 CIH, 23050W ......................................... $45,000 (W) 1688 CIH, 23082W ......................................... $50,000 w/1015 CIH PU Hd, 23084W ............................... $7,000 (B) CIH 2188, 23046W ........................................... $47,500 (D) CIH 2188 w/30’ CIH 1010 Hdr, 23099W & 23100W ........ ........................................................................... $12,000 (H) CIH 2188, 23109W .......................................... $40,000 (W) CIH 2188, 23111W ......................................... $85,000 (B) CIH 2388, 23018W ........................................... $90,000 (B) CIH 2388, 23047W ......................................... $100,000 (F) CIH 2388 w/1015 Hdr, WUH211 .................... $142,000 (W) CIH 2388 w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23066W &23067W ............... ........................................................................... $97,400 (F) CIH 2588, WIH319 ......................................... $195,000

w/CIH 1010 30’ Hd, WUH320 ............................. $8,000 w/CIH 1042 36’ Cpr Hd, WUH323 ................... $22,000 (F) CIH 6088, WUH312 ....................................... $215,000 (F) CIH 7010 w/36’ Grain Belt Hdr, WUH297 ..... $310,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH172 ........................................ $196,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH232 ....................................... $280,000 (D) CIH 8010, 23075W ........................................ $265,000 (D) CIH 8010, 23076W ........................................ $265,000 (W) CIH 8010, 23087W ....................................... $270,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH342 ....................................... $185,000 (F) CIH 8120, WUH298 ....................................... $330,000 (S) CIH 2388, ........................................................... $89,900 (S) CIH 7010, ......................................................... $240,000 (S) 08 CIH 7010, .................................................. $249,000 (S) 07 CIH 8010, .................................................. $249,000 (S) 06 CIH 8010, .................................................. $220,000 (S) MF 860, UC550 ..................................................... $9,500 (S) 2 Honeybee SP36 Hds, .............................. $59,500 (S) CIH 8230 PT Swthr, UC558 ......................... $8,500 (S) CIH 8120, UC564 ........................................... $299,000 (S) CIH 2188, UC565 ............................................. $69,500 (S) MacDon 973 Hd, UC566 .............................. $29,500 (S) CIH 2188, UC572 ............................................. $85,000 (S) NH 94C Hd, ..................................................... $45,000 (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $65,000 (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $71,000 (S) MacDon 963 Hd, ......................... Call for Pricing (S) MacDon D60 Hd, .......................................... $61,000 (S) Hondybee 40GB Hd, ..................................... 59,000 (S) Honeybee 3655, ............................ Call for Pricing (S) 3 CIH 1010 Hds, .......................... Call for Pricing (S) NH CR960, .................................................... $180,000

Grain Augers & Vacs

(W) 7x36 Westfield w/16HP Briggs, 51034W ....... $2,100 (D) 7x51 Westfield w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... $2,500 (D) 8x41 Westfield, 51016W .................................. $4,500 (D) 8x46 Westfield, 51055W .................................. $3,500 (B) 8x52 SC Brandt, 51058W ............................... $2,100 (D) MK 8x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51057W ... $2,500 (D) MK100x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51054W $5,000 (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, 51036W $7,100 (W) 1535LP Brandt Cnvyr, 51010W ............. $12,500 (W) 1026 REM Grain Vac, 52096A ................. $6,500

Skid Steers

(W) 632 Bobcat, 20018W ........................................ $7,250 (H) 642B Bobcat w/Bkt, 20124W ........................... $7,500 (H) 743 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20101W ............................ $8,500 (B) S130 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20112W ....................... $18,995 (D) 753 Bobcat, 20083W ....................................... $19,000 (H) 753 Bobcat, 20085W ....................................... $12,000 (D) S150 Bobcat, 20120W .................................... $23,000 (D) S150 Bobcat w/BKT, BkT Bite, 20133W ....... $22,500 (D) S205 Bobcat, no Bkt, 20120W ....................... $23,000 (B) S205 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20146W ........................ $26,500 (D) S205 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20142W ......................... $25,000 (F) 863 Bobcat, WUT322 ...................................... $19,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20105W ..................................... $23,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20136W .................................... $18,000 (D) S330 Bobcat w/80” Bkt, 20094W ................... $43,000 (W) LS160 NH Skid 20109W ............................. $19,000 (D) 1825 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20128W .................... $10,000 (D) 1825B Case Skid w/Bkt 20129W ................. $14,000 (D) 1845 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20127W ................... $14,000 (F) 420 SSL Case Skid, WUT324 ..................... $23,000 (F) 435 SSL Case Skid, WUT341 ..................... $35,000 (D) 440 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20125W ...................... $34,000 (D) 440 C3 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20130W .............. $36,000 (D) 60XT Case Skid w/Bkt, 20131W ................. $22,000 (D) Skat Trak 1500D Skid, 20088W .............. $17,000 (D) 4800 Magnatrac Skid w/Bkt, Dzr, 20111W $6,000

Post Diggers

(H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 (W) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52030W .............. $800 (B) McMillin Hyd Post Dgr, 52022W .............. $1,295

Misc

(H) C1000SR Swath Roller,

520354W .................

Lawn & Garden

(D) 425 JD Lawn Tractor w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm,

$750

19015W .................................................................

$6,950

WUM534 ..............................................................

$5,000

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Wood Burning Cook Stoves, Heaters & chimneys

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Research helps keep prairie chickens thriving

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Sandhills ranchers, landowners and other public grassland managers wanting to better manage for prairie chickens soon will be able to thanks to University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) research. 
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HRS and durum regional crop quality reports

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Buyers will be pleased with this year’s strong quality crops and larger supply levels The 2012 regional crop quality reports for hard red spring wheat and durum are now available and can be accessed on the North Dakota Wheat Commission website. To view the HRS report go to http://www. ndwheat.com/uploads/resources/890/2012hrs.pdf To view the durum report, http:// www.ndwheat.com/uploads/resources/891/ durum-12.pdf Hard copies of the reports can also be requested by calling 701-3285111 or emailing ndwheat@ndwheat.com. Erica Olson, NDWC marketing specialist says the quality reports will serve as the main marketing tool used for promotion of the 2012 crop to customers around the world. “Buyers are eager for quality information and various international customers have already visited the state to receive the information first hand. Gaining an understanding of the quality we have to offer helps them plan their purchasing decisions for the year,” Olson says. The data will also be presented during U.S. Wheat Associates’ sponsored crop quality seminars in Asia, Europe, North Africa and Central

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America. The quality analysis of the survey samples was performed at the NDSU wheat quality labs. Buyers of durum and hard red spring wheat this year will not only be pleased with the larger crops from the region, but also with the strong quality traits. Durum samples collected in Montana and North Dakota reveal a crop that grades #1 Hard Amber Durum on average with slightly higher test weights and thousand kernel weights compared to last year. Vitreous kernel content is slightly higher this year at 89 percent, with 63 percent above the desired 90 percent vitreousness. At 14.6 percent, average protein is a point higher than 2011 and half a point higher than average and falling numbers averaged above 400 seconds, indicating a sound crop. Total and semolina extraction levels are a bit lower than last year, but mixing properties are strong. Pasta quality is improved this year with lower speck counts, better pasta color and lower cooking loss. While the crop as a whole is of good quality, certain areas did see increased disease pressure with some elevated levels of DON. Also, this year there is a portion of the crop that falls into lower grade classes with lower vitreous kernel counts. Overall, buyers will appreciate the high grading crop with improved semolina and processing characteristics. Spring wheat samples collected from Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and Washington indicate a high grading crop with improved milling and end-use characteristics. The crop grades a #1 Dark Northern Spring with higher test weights and thousand kernel weights. Average protein is 14.6 percent, similar to last year and nearly half a point higher than the fiveyear average with the average falling number value at 421 seconds. Damage levels are significantly lower with only a few areas reporting elevated levels of DON, but even those areas are much lower than average. Milling data shows extraction levels are higher than last year and similar to the five-year average. Dough quality tests indicate stronger, more resistant dough in the 2012 crop, although dough properties are still below average. Baking quality on the 2012 crop is showing lower bake absorption, but higher loaf volumes. The strong features of the 2012 HRS crop include very high protein levels, a high grade profile, low damage, improved functional quality and larger production. Buyers should be please with the value the 2012 crop affords them.

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IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

(2) Raincat 7 tower 1/4 mile pivots. Electrical panels and spare parts included. (2) 1/4 mile mainlines; one with risers, one without. Portable diesel pump on trailer. (1) pipe trailer loaded with mainline. Call (406) 537-2333, Melville, Montana

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Heidi Froelich receives her check from Scott Kulbeck, Montana Farm Bureau Foundation.

Park City Youth wins Speech Contest – Junior Division

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City, Montana, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Junior Division (14 and under) during the Montana                  Buy  it..........................Lease  it..........................or  Rent  it!   Farm Bureau Convention in Billings, Montana, November 11. This was the first year Froelich competed in the speech contest, winning $400 for first place. The topic was “What does the ability of agricultural youth to work alongside their relatives on a family farm or ranch mean to you, and what benefits for agriculture and young people are gained by farm and ranch in a family operation?” “I believe agricultural youth working alongside their relatives on family farms and ranches instills a great work ethic,” Froelich said in her speech. “Agricultural youth learn by doing, as said in the FFA motto. They learn to do different chores from feeding livestock to operating farm equipment from watching different generations work the family far/ranch. I believe if agricultural youth of America   aren’t allowed to work on the family farms and ranches, it will Pay  yourself  to  spray!   be devastating to all of America.” Heidi Froelich, a 13-year-old from Park

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2007 Wilson PSGN 7’x24”, flat floor, center gate full swing with inner swing, rear full swing with slider.........................................................P.O.R.

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Full Service Ag Repair

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Eli Kutsch receives his check from Scott Kulbeck, Montana Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Over 13 Case IH Dealerships Throughout Montana And Wyoming To Serve You Visit www.CaseIH.com to find a dealership near you. Big Sky Equipment, Conrad 1-800-332-7541 Glasgow Implement, Glasgow 1-800-345-6042 Heart Mountain Farm Supply, Powell, WY 1-800-877-6758 Kamp Implement, Belgrade 406-388-4295 Manning International, Hysham 406-342-5571 Musselshell Valley Equip., Roundup 1-888-423-2605 Torgerson’s, Billings 406-252-8614 Torgerson’s, Denton 406-567-2221 Torgerson’s, Ethridge 406-339-2222 Torgerson’s, Great Falls 406-453-1453 Torgerson’s, Havre 406-265-5887 Torgerson’s, Lewistown 406-538-8795 Tri-County Implement, Sidney 1-800-624-6540


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HaY FOR SALE

250 - 300 ton of 1st and 2nd cutting hay in round bales. Excellent condition.

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38-ft. GOOSENECK FOR SALE

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Kraton Kerns, DVM, addresses the crowd at the Prime Rib and Rib Tickler hosted by the Marias River Livestock Association. Photos by Dragonfly Photography, Trina Jo Bradley of Valier.

Who’s your neighbor? By Maggie Nutter

The Coyote Club and Event Center was full of cowboy boots and western hats Friday November 16th at the Prime Rib and Rib Tickler hosted by Marias River Livestock association. Janet Hawks stated that she was impressed by the diversity of the crowd. “There were people from the Chester area and others all the way from Browning. It was cowboys and business owners and just great people. It was an entertaining, wonderful evening. I met a lot of people for the first time and was so glad to get to know them.” With over 200 people in attendance you could feel the energy as new friendships formed and old friend hooked up. Many shared the same sentiments as Hawks. “I couldn’t believe all the people there!” exclaimed Tami Nice a Sunburst resident. Nice was excited to be the recipient of the $100 gift certificate from Cut Bank Tire and just as enthralled about Krayton Kerns. “More people need to hear him. I just wanted to run out and start our own thing. A different party, not Republican or Democrat but a party that really cares about Montana and follows the Constitution. “

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needs to be heard. People think that their little message won’t make a difference, but put all of those little messages together and it will make a big difference. I think that Taylor got people excited about being involved the agricultural industry again.” Brown drew Dakota Simms and Jason Samsal as the winners of the “BULL BUCKS Vouchers” worth $210 dollars toward the purchase of a bull or seedstock females from participating producers. There are twelve local producers who put $35 dollars each in a pot. The pot was split in half for each voucher. None of the funds are kept by the Association. Marias River Livestock Association hopes the BULL BUCKS drawing helps promote local producers and is a fun but useful benefit to the Association members. Dick Kinyon, DVM, from Conrad and his family prepared a mouthwatering meal of pecan smoked prime rib and Dutch oven corn pudding. Kinyon then entertained with a highly animated “Duck Hunting” story and drew the names for the many door prizes sponsors had generously given. Kountry Kids 4-H Club was excellent help in serving and cleaning up the meal. Youth involvement was the focus as four cowboy boot floral arrangements were auctioned off by Jim Fritz. Over $900 was raised for the Youth (under 18) fund to help sponsor youth members to attend Range Days and fund an award for youth involved in a livestock breeding project at the Marias Fair. Getting young people educated in range land management and livestock production is a necessary thing. Taylor continued on page C58

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The main speaker, Krayton Kerns, DVM, is the author of the column “Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor” published in the Laurel Outlook and the Western Ag Reporter. His writings have also been compiled into three books. Kerns has been in the Veterinarian Practice for twenty-six years and married to his “Trophy Wife” Druann for over 30 year. Having just been re-elected as Montana State Representative for House District #58 Kerns gave the inside scoop of what was coming up in the legislative arena. Taylor Brown, Master of Ceremonies, was well known by most of the crowd from the Northern Ag Network. Carrie Sue Lerum said she appreciated Taylor Brown prompting us all to get involved. “He and Gene Curry reminded us that the rural voice

Jim Fritz auctioned off the floral arrangements at the Rib Tickler. Photos by Dragonfly Photography.


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page C57

Repellents only tool to reduce bluetongue risk in sheep

By Scott Schell, the assistant extension entomologist with the University of Wyoming Sheep producers always face many threats to their flocks. Bluetongue disease occurs infrequently enough in Wyoming that preventative measures can be forgotten during years the disease subsides. The last large outbreak of bluetongue occurred in Wyoming in 2007. The causative agent of bluetongue is a virus in the genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae. Symptoms can include high fever, excessive salivation, nasal discharge, swelling of the face and tongue, and, in some cases, a bluish coloration of the tongue. Many species of livestock and wildlife can get the disease from the bite of an infective biting midge. In Wyoming, the vector species is Culicoides sonorensis, an insect less than 1/8-inch long that prefers to blood feed on hoofed animals. However, the severity of the disease varies widely between species. Cattle can get bluetongue but exhibit little in the way of negative symptoms but may have a high level of the virus that persists in their blood. This may spread the virus into uninfected Culicoides midges that feed on an infected cow and then feed on other animals. Sheep Mortality High Sheep, on the other hand, can get very sick with bluetongue with 30-percent mortality of infected individuals possible. Wildlife, such as whitetail deer and pronghorn, can also get bluetongue but are much more likely to be infected by a related virus that causes a disease named epizootic hemorrhagic disease, commonly abbreviated EHD. The Milk River Valley in Montana had an outbreak of EHD in late summer last year that was estimated to have killed 90 percent of the deer in the area. The early spring and hot, dry conditions Wyoming has experienced this year favor the reappearance of bluetongue. These conditions create a lot of mucky edges around receding water holes, which is biting midge larval habitat. Drought also concentrates livestock around fewer water sources in late summer when the biting midge population peaks. Live-virus Vaccine Limitations The larval habitat for the biting midges cannot be treated successfully with insecticides. Vaccines have been developed for many viral diseases, and there are vaccines available for three (10, 11, and 17) of the four serotypes of bluetongue found in the western USA. Unfortunately, this attenuated live-virus vaccine cannot be given to pregnant animals during the first 100 days of gestation or when the vector biting midges are already actively feeding. This makes for a short window of time suitable for vaccination and, at this time, the vaccine is only available in California. In Wyoming, the only way to reduce the risk of bluetongue to sheep is with repellents. Long-lasting, insecticidal repellents, properly applied to sheep in the summer, provide economical protection from bluetongue. The repellents work by reducing the number of bites sheep receive from infective midges in the weeks just before the first frost, when the chance of infection is highest. Repellents Reduce Biting Midge Feeding Cooperative research between the former USDA-Agricultural Research Service Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Laboratory, University of Wyoming, and Montana State University showed that insecticidal repellents, applied as low-volume belly sprays, or via treated ear tags, significantly reduced biting midge feeding. The insecticidal ear tags provided longer protection but were more expensive to purchase and were slower to work due to the time needed for the insecticide to spread over a sheep’s body. The sprays were faster acting, but the protection provided from insect bites was of shorter duration. Pour-on products applied as a belly spray provided speed and duration of protection intermediate to the other application method. Timely application of these repellents when the flocks return from summer pastures can protect sheep for a few weeks until the first frost kills off the biting midges. Rams on late summer pasture should also be protected with repellents. Killed-virus Research Researchers are testing a killed-virus vaccine that would protect sheep against the common bluetongue serotype and provide both longer term and higher levels of protection than repellents against the disease. However, without a vocal demand for the product from the sheep industry, there is little economic incentive for a vaccine manufacturer to spend time and money on the development and regulatory testing needed to bring it to market. Until that situation changes, repellents are the only tool we have to protect sheep from bluetongue.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of our Customers! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the coming year!

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Dick Kinyon, left, and Taylor Brown of the Northern Ag Network, help draw BULL BUCK Vouchers at the Marias River Livestock Association Rib Tickler. Photos by Dragonfly Photography, Trina Jo Bradley of Valier.

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Brown stated, “ We need young people to understand the industry, even if they don’t go home to the ranch. When they go out into the world of technology, communication, or engineering they will represent us. They are the future leaders.”

The Prime Rib and Rib Tickler event fulfilled its purpose. It brought neighbors together and built new relationships among those in the livestock industry and the local businesses. Most of all it was great food and a great time with good people.

National Beef Quality Audit – Phase 3 hears from beef producers

By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist any carcass blemishes was reinforced as the An added element to the 2011 National preferred route for administrating injections Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) was a focus was subcutaneous as indicated by 84.2% of on hearing directly from beef producers. the respondents and 87% said the preferred An online and written survey was conlocation they give injections when processducted with cattlemen including seedstock ing cattle is in front of the shoulder (neck operators, commercial cow/calf operators, region). According to the survey, 87% of backgrounders, stocker/yearling producers, the producer respondents had heard of beef feedlot producers and dairymen to identify quality assurance. The industry appears to the adoption of beef quality assurance manhave made good strides in reducing the inagement principles. This was the first time cidences of defects and many of the paramcattle producers were actually surveyed on a eters taught in beef quality assurance have national basis to provide input on the safety attributed to these positive results, Phase 3 and quality-based practices they implement summarizes. on their operation. Ahola reminds us that one of the major Dr. Jason Ahola, associate professor concerns that came out of the quality audit of beef production with Colorado State was the concern from the beef supply secUniversity coordinated the data collection tor about how and where cattle were raised. of Phase 3 — the producer component of The audit concluded that the beef industry 2011 NBQA. Ahola says the goal of Phase needs to work to improve on how they tell 3 was to gather input from producers on their story of food animal production. The key elements including: 1) what are their impact this has for producers is the emphaviews about quality; 2) how do you think you influence quality and 3) what types of sis on the need to document their production procedures do they do on their operation practices. It’s time for producers all through relative to beef production. The producers the chain such as feedlot, stockers, cow/calf were asked about their involvement in a producers to step up and tell their story and beef quality assurance program and their document their practices so that when or if production practices. The overall goal was the industry is questioned, producers can be to gain further insight on how all segments proactive in doing so, Ahola emphasizes. of the industry influence quality. The NBQA was funded by the Beef When producers were asked about qualCheckoff and conducted by a team of reity and what they think about when they searchers representing several land grant hear the word quality, Ahola reported the universities and was coordinated by the most common response was 1) producing National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. cattle and calves that were healthy and Results of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NBQA 2) producing beef that is safe and wholecan also be found on igrow.org as well as an some. Practices conducted by producers to overview summary of the 2011 audit. influence quality at the producer level was through the use of good stockmanship and ##### animal handling skills and secondly through “Considering the state of our world enpreventative animal health practices. vironmentally, culturally, and philosophiThe survey results indicated that nearly cally, it is more imperative than ever that 90% of producer respondents indicated grandparents do not sit idly by, but rather they have a working relationship with a apply their wisdom, experience, and life veterinarian. Continued progress on the perspective...It’s what I call ‘Grandparent beef quality assurance focus of reducing Power.’”


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Trader’s Dispatch, December 2012 — Page C60

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1983 John Deere 4850 (192 PTO hp) 15 speed powershift, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 20.8x38. Was $45,500........................................................... Sale $40,000

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1973 John Deere 4430 (125 PTO hp), QuadRange transmission, dual PTO, 2 hydraulics, 20.8x34 duals. Was $12,500............................................................. Sale $9000

2002 John Deere 2700 mulch ripper Was $21,500.......................................................... Sale $17,000

1993 Ford 9030 bidirectional, (102 PTO hp), hydro transmission, 3-pt. hitch, PTO, 18.4x38 tires, loader with 8-ft. bucket and grapple. Was $27,500.......................................................... Sale $22,500

1989 John Deere 9600 combine with chopper, 30.5x32 duals, 960 McDon draper header. Was $45,000........................................................... Sale $35,000

Woods 3240 batwing mower. Was $9950................................................................ Sale $7000

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