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DECEMBER 2013

Vol. XV 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

Crop Day featuring corn and soybean management

By NDSU Extension Service The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Center (REC) will conduct its annual Crop Day on Tuesday, December 17. The emphasis this year will be on corn and soybean management utilizing a combination of NDSU and industry crop experts, according to Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Service area agronomist at the Carrington REC. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee. Refreshments and a meal sponsored by the North Dakota Corn and Soybean Councils will be served. The morning’s educational program begins at 9:30 a.m. Bruce Due, Mycogen agronomist, will review what was experienced and learned during the 2012 and 2013 growing seasons that can be applied in 2014 for corn and soybean production. Tim Becker, Joel Lemer and Lindsay Maddock, NDSU Extension agents from Eddy, Foster and Wells counties, respectively, will review the 2013 tri-county results from the NDSU corn establishment and yield study. They will be reviewing the relationship of corn plants - field density, timing of emergence and spacing (for example, normal versus skips and doubles) - and the impact on grain yield. CREC agronomists Mike Ostlie, Blaine Schatz and Endres will provide highlights of corn and soybean production research. They will discuss trial data primarily on plant establishment and intensive management. Subjects include plant populations, planting dates, row spacing, early season plant nutrition and special inputs. The final morning topic will be crop profitability projections for 2014. Steve Metzger, farm business management coordinator at the CREC, will review the potential costs and returns of corn and soybeans, compared with other crops, including wheat, barley, dry beans and sunflowers. After lunch, John Lee, Agvise soil scientist, will review his lab’s results of the fall soil samples analyzed from this region to give participants information for planning fertilizer needs in 2014. In addition, he will explain the proper procedures for sampling crops for plant tissue analysis. Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soils specialist, will discuss three topics. He will provide an update on NDSU’s revised recommendations for managing nitrogen in corn. Also, he will discuss early season yellow corn syndrome and talk about why and how to use plant tissue analysis. A total of 4 continuing education credits in crop and nutrient management will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event. More meeting details can be found at http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/CarringtonREC. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951; Tim Becker, (701) 947-2454; or Joel Lemer, (701) 652-2581.

UNL Extension’s Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension’s Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series will conduct a special December 16 session on expanding grazing options, pricing inputs and reducing health problems at calving. continued on page a4

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Dec. 11, Moodie Implement, Equipment..........................................................A7 Dec. 13, West River Ranchers’ Benefit Auction, Sturgis, SD........................A14 Jan. 26, RLP Auctions, Collectibles, Hamilton................................................A6 Apr. 2, Buckley Auctions, Skelton Angus & AMS Ranch, Conrad...............A12

The “bleu horses” metal sculptures near Three Forks, Montana.

MSU Crop and Pest Management School

A two-day workshop covering a variety of topics related to crop production in Montana will be held January 2 and 3 at the Burns Technology Center at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Guest speaker at the 2014 MSU Crop and Pest Management School will be Daren Mueller from Iowa State University, editor of the book “Fungicides for Field Crops,” published in 2012 by the American Phytopathological Society. The Crop and Pest Management School will also include a panel discussion on corn as a potential crop in Montana. Eleven MSU

PRIVATE TREATY

Double Fork Ranch, Stevensville................................. A4 Darlington Cattle Company, Belt................................ A13 Dallas Polled Herefords, Canyon Creek....................... A6 6 Diamond Ranch, Oilmont......................................... A10 Tomsheck D&L Ranch, Oilmont................................... A2 Beery’s Land & Livestock Co., Vida........................... A23 Churchill Cattle Co, Manhattan.................................. A23 Dutton Hereford Ranch, Gold Creek.......................... A23 Ehlke Herefords, Townsend........................................ A23 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan.................................... A23 McMurry Cattle, Billings.............................................. A23 Sidwell Ranch, Columbus........................................... A23 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek.................................. A23 Wichman Herefords, Moore........................................ A23 Connelly Angus, Valier.................................................. A9 Brown Ranch, Big Sandy............................................ A16

PRODUCTION SALES

Feb. 1, Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch, Helena......... A12 Feb. 17, Bulls of the Big Sky, Billings........................ A13 Feb. 25, JC Heiken Angus & Sons, Miles City........... A19 Mar. 1, Hill’s Ranch Simmentals, Stanford................. A18

staff members from four departments will cover topics in weed, disease, insect and nutrient management, as well as pollinator safety. Since enrollment is limited, those who wish to attend the school are encouraged to register now. The $195 fee will provide workshop supplies, morning and afternoon refreshments, parking and the traditional pizza dinner at Colombo’s. Crop consulting (CCA), private pesticide applicator and commercial/government pesticide applicator credits will be available. For the schedule and instructions about registering, go to http://plantsciences.montana.edu/mtproducerinfo.html For more information, contact Kevin Wanner at kwanner@montana.edu

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DOZER FOR SALE

Leon 770 9-ft. dozer, fits 6400 series John Deere tractor... $4000 Loader mounts for 6400 John Deere tractor.......................... Call

MSGA & MCW Annual Convention and Trade Show

The 2013 Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) and Montana CattleWomen (MCW) Annual Convention and Phone 406-263-5394 Trade Show will meet at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana in Billings, Montana on December 12-14. The Convention will offer opportunities for attendees to learn tips to improve their ranch or business, find out about new products available for 200 HEAD their animal health and ranch supply needs at the trade show, and for members to weigh in on policy discussions. Members FANCY BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE who attend convention will be eligible to win a Ford Super AI bred to proven calving ease sires. Duty truck from the Montana Ford Stores. Pregnancy verified by ultra sound to breeding dates. Speakers will include Sarah Calhoun, Owner and Founder Will sell in groups by calving due dates. of Red Ants Pants, and Barbara Jackson, American National Phone Tomsheck Ranch, (406) 937-3726, Oilmont, Montana CattleWomen President (ANCW). The Zoetis Cattlemen’s Colleges will be held on December 12 & 13 featuring Dr. Derrell Peel, Charles Breedlove Professor of Agribusiness, Larry Gran with Zoetis Animal Health, Dan Ellis with Zoetis Animal Health, and Dr. Rich Linhart, Managing Veterinarian with Zoetis Animal Health. The Zoetis Cattlemen’s College will feature educational topics such as Rebuilding the U.S. Beef Industry: Challenges and Opportunities, What you must know before vaccinating your cow herd: MLV vs. Killed Vaccination choices, and Zoetis Ranch: An Interactive Cow Calf Game Designed to Explore Profit Opportunity from EPDs and HD50K Genetic Tests. MONTANA MADE MONTANA MADE A major component of the convention is the setting of new *Hand-Constructed *Hand-Constructed policy and the review of past policies to guide the associa*Proprietary Aluminum Design *Proprietary Aluminum Design tion through its day-to-day work. The policy process will *Superior Strength *Superior Strength begin on Thursday, December 12 with the Beef Production *Smooth Interior Walls & Floor *Smooth Interior Walls & Floor & Marketing and Membership Development & Services *3-Piece End Doors *3-Piece End Doors committee meetings. The Land Use & Environment and With Metering Gate With Metering Gate Tax, Finance & Ag Policy committee meetings will be on *Removeable Steel Tarp Bows *Removeable Steel Tarp Bows December 13. The Second Reading of Resolutions will be *Unique Understructure *Unique Understructure held on the morning of December 14, with reports from (allows steel long sills for strength, rigidity, & (allows steel long sills for strength, rigidity, & improved hoist operation) each committee. The final reading, and an up or down vote improved hoist operation) on resolutions, will occur at the MSGA Business Meeting on the afternoon of December 14. Resolutions that make it through the entire process will become association policy. ORDER TODAY! This year’s Trade Show will feature over 100 companies ORDER TODAY! providing all types of products, services, and the latest techask your tax advisor about thethe tax our product ask your tax advisor about taxbenefits benefitsofofreceiving receiving your product in 2012in 2013 nologyoftoreceiving the cattle industry. The Trade Show is open to the ask your tax advisor about the tax benefits your product in 2012 public and will be held Thursday and Friday December 12 & 13. MSGA and Montana Ford Stores have teamed up to give a Ford Super Duty truck to one lucky member who attends convention. The drawing will be held on Saturday during the Grand Finale Banquet. To be eligible for the truck drawing, you must attend convention, be a current Rancher, Stocker/ Feeder or Young Stockgrower member, and fill out the truck (22%) entry form. To learn more, please call the MSGA office at (406) 4423420, or visit www.mtbeef.org. If you would like to reserve a trade show booth or sponsor part of the convention, please contact the MSGA office soon as there are limited spaces open at this time. Preregistration for attendees in currently You keep open at a discounted price for those that register prior to all rebates, December 1.

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THE TRADER’S DISPATCH (USPS 019-793)

December 2013 — Vol. XV 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.

Deadline for January issue Friday, January 3, 2014 Postmaster: Send address changes to Trader’s Dispatch, PO Box 306, Valier, MT 59486-0306 Curt Aaberg, sales rep. Jean Aaberg, production Geri Aaberg, circulation Chrissy Kolste, content organizer Kathy Peterson, Chrissy Kolste, and Tammy Bock, graphic artists Office Phone 406-279-3291 FAX 406-279-3249 e-mail: trader@3rivers.net www.tradersdispatch.com Notice: Advertisers purchase space and circulation only. All property rights to any advertisements produced for the advertiser by Trader’s Dispatch, using artwork or typography furnished or arranged by Trader’s Dispatch shall be the property of Trader’s Dispatch. No such ad or any part thereof may be reproduced or assigned without the consent of Trader’s Dispatch.


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IN STOCK

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USED combines & HEADERS

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

NEW

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USED TRACTORS & LOADERS

IN STOCK

NEW!! CASE IH FARMALL 45 with CVT Transmission

2009 Case IH Steiger 435, 4WD, full auto guidance, luxury cab, HID lights, 710 duals, weight kit. 1987 hours............$210,000 2005 Case IH MX255 with MFD, 3-point, loader and grapple. 3500 hours.........................................................................$108,000 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 International Hydro 70 gas engine, dual loader and grapple, like new tires......................................................................$10,000

DOT LEASE RETURN TRACTORS

NEW Case IH Precision Spray 100

IN STOCK

USED SEEDING & TILLAGE

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CASE IH 110A MFD, 3-pt., PTO, loader, 110 hp

NEW Case SV250 & Case SV300 skidsteers

CK NEW CASE IH 8230 combine

2- John Deere 2700 7 shank disc ripper. Each...............$22,000 Concord 4710 47-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, Stealth openers and 3000 tow behind cart............................................$30,000 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 Farmhand 25-ft. mulcher.................................................$11,500 Monoseum 6 or 8 row planter with 24” spacing..JUST TRADED

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Various attachments available

TRI-COUNTY IMPLEMENT

Bobcat T190 track machine with cab. 2000 hours

$22,000

2005 Case IH SPX4410 self-propelled sprayer with 1200 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, Raven AutoTrac and 5700 hours. Consigned..........................................................................$95,000 2005 Brandt 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer..................$25,000 2009 Rem 370 grain vac, 120 hours................................$23,000 2008 Farm King 10x70 auger, swing away hopper. Very good condition.........................................................................$8900 H&S 14 wheel v-rake, good condition.................................$8500 Fox corn chopper................................................................$4995

USED BALERS

2008 Case IH RB564 mesh, 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

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BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE

105 Angus bred heifers – Weighing about 1050 lbs. Bull bred – Start calving middle of February and go for 45 days Current on vaccinations and wormer Call Double Fork Ranch, 406-360-7443, Stevensville, MT

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ITEMS FOR SALE Looking For 2014 Hay Ground

to lease or cut on shares. Also looking for late fall grazing for 35 to 75 head of cows.

7-ft. Rock rake, 3-pt., Very nice shape.................................$500 Hotsy hot water washer/steamer.... .........................................$1000 Karcher 3600 psi pressure washer, 13 hp Honda engine...........$800 3-point angle blade..................$250 8-ft. heavy duty pickup snow plow blade with hydraulic cylinders..... .........................................$1000 Cat 518 skidder transmission.......... ................................ Make Offer

Symons double deck screening John Deere 753GL feller buncher with hot saw. Like new underplant. Good solid machine.......... carriage. Excellent running and .........................................$3100 working condition..........$87,500

International TD15 dozer. Lots of good parts.................Best offer

Cat 12 road grader, optional electric start, tire chains, runs and operates great.........................$8500

Pickup camper/topper..............$200

6 wheel hay rake with hydraulic carrier. Like new......................$800 Sitrex 300 seeder/fer tilizer spreader. New. ................$500

Napa 83.315 wire feed welder. Good working welder.........$600 1997 GMC Suburban 4x4, dark blue, interior in good shape - not 23-ft. heavy duty gooseneck stock all ripped up, runs good - just trailer with removable tack has lots of miles on it and we room. Good solid floor with rubare not using it much anymore... ber mats, good tires with 8 lug ..................................Best offer wheels, pulls nice.............$5000

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UNL Extension’s Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series continued from front page

The session will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and end at about 4 p.m. at UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. It will draw on the expertise of Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist; Richard Randle, UNL Extension beef veterinarian; Keith Glewen, UNL Extension crops educator; Humberto Blanco, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture; and Jim MacDonald, UNL professor of ruminant nutrition. The program is designed for producers, veterinarians, students or others involved in the beef industry. This special session will include cover crops and how they may fit into a beef grazing system, testing forages for quality, pricing strategies for hay and supplements, grazing corn stalks and its impact on grain yields, grazing corn stalks with cattle, and reducing and preventing calf health problems at and during birth. Time also will be allotted to visit with the speakers on an individual or small group basis. Registration is requested by December 13. Cost is $15 which covers educational materials, noon meals and breaks. The Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series is an effort by a team of southeastern Nebraska Extension educators. The UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center is at 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, Nebraska. To register or obtain more information, contact Lindsay Chichester, Saunders County, 402-624-8030; Steve Tonn, Washington County, 402-426-9455 or Monte Stauffer, Douglas/Sarpy counties, 402-444-7804.

The MOA 11th Annual Conference in Kalispell

The Montana Organic Association (MOA) is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Conference on December 12-14, 2013, at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. This year, the conference will center on the theme, “An Organic Perspective: Facts and Fiction of GMOs and More.” Other topics to be covered include breeding and saving seeds for organic systems, cover cropping for weed and pest control and improving the health of the soil. MOA will also feature Organic University, the movie GMO OMG presented by the producer, and music by the band The Pheromones. Among this year’s notable presenters are: Theresa Marquez of CROPP Cooperative and Organic Valley; Michel Cavigelli from the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab at the USDA Agricultural Research Service; John Navazio, author of The Organic Seed Grower: A Farmer’s Guide to Vegetable Seed Production; Martin Diffley, founder of Gardens of Eagan; and Bill Dyer, Professor and Researcher from the Weed Physiology lab at Montana State University. As the health consequences of chemical and biotech-based farming comes more into question, consumers are demanding information and food labeling and, in the absence of those, are turning to organic as the best source of healthy and sustainable food. In response to consumer demand for more organic food, as well as to further the practice of organic farming, ranching and distribution, MOA will also present interactive sessions and roundtable discussions offering practical, up to date information. “Conference participants always walk away with knowledge and enthusiasm that they can apply to their own endeavors,” says Sam Schmidt, MOA Board and Conference Committee member. As well as being informative, MOA conferences are a great way to network, have fun and gain some inspiration. Conference participant and MOA member, Sandi Shanks, agrees and adds, “We always have a great time and get the chance to relax a bit while we’re learning and making new friends. And of course, the food is always spectacular.” So, mark your calendars for Organic University on December 12 and the full Conference on December 13-14. If you’re in eastern Montana, consider taking the scenic train route along the highline to Whitefish, where transportation will be available to the conference in Kalispell. A full agenda, hotel information and registration information is coming soon. Visit the web at www.montanaorganicassociation.org for details as they develop. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, sponsor or volunteer, contact Sandi Shanks at 406-297-7588. Merry

Christmas


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2005 Cat 320CLU excavator, cab, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic quick coupler, good undercarriage, 7100 hours. Very nice clean machine!.............................$87,350 2005 Terex TH1056C telehandler, cab, heat, stabilizers, 10,000 lb capacity, 56-ft. reach, good tires, 3300 hours......$45,450

2000 Komatsu PC220LC-6L, cab, air conditioning, hydrualic thumb, low hour machine, 4800 hours. Dry and tight unit........ $62,650

2006 John Deere 120C excavator, hydraulic thumb, quick attach, cab, air conditioning, only 4100 hours.....................$63,750

2004 Skytrak 6036, cab & heat, 6000 lbs to 36-ft., new tires, low hours. Very nice unit................................................$37,850

2000 John Deere 650H LT dozer, hydrostatic, 6-way blade, ripper, good undercarriage, only 3200 hours. Very nice dozer!... . ................................................................................$46,600

2003 Gehl 5635SXT Series II skidsteer, 2100 lb lift capacity, only 1200 hours. Clean and strong unit..........................$19,000 2005 Genie S-40 manlift, 4WD, diesel, excellent condition. Only 2200 hours!.............................................................$27,950

1996 Cat D4C dozer, 6-way blade, great rails, rollers, idlers, and sprockets, pads are 35%. Good clean unit..............$23,450

2002 Bobcat S185 skidsteer, cab, heat, air conditioning, hand and foot controls, high flow hydraulics, ex-municipal machine, good tires, 2400 hours. Good tight machine............$20,500 2002 Bobcat S185 skidsteer, cab, heat, air conditioning, hand and foot controls, high flow hydraulics, ex-municipal machine, NEW tires, 2999 hours. Good tight machine...........$19,500

2000 Kenworth T300 dump truck, Cat engine, 10 yard capacity box, ONLY 86,000 miles. EXCELLENT TRUCK......$26,450

2000 John Deere 310E backhoe loader, 12” & 24” buckets. 4WD, extend-a-hoe, cab, low hours. New front tires.........$27,850 2007 Eager Beaver 20XPT 40,000 lb tandem axle beaver tail trailer. Like new!!! Very nice and ready to roll!.........$14,450

Great Inventory of Snow Buckets!

2002 Bobcat S250 skidsteer, cab, heat, 2 speed, 2500 lb capacity, 2300 hours. Good clean and tight machine!.......$26,650

More Skidsteers Coming In All The Time!

Snow Buckets 7-ft., 8-ft., 10-ft................................ $1800 - $2000 (2) Skidsteer heavy duty 60” brush grapples. Each................. $1100 Heavy duty skidsteer pallet fork attachments...........................$650 Sweepster 10-ft. broom for Cat................................................ $6500 Hay spear attachment...............................................................$490 Great Selection of Buckets. Call for Info and Pricing

2006 Ingersoll Rand SD45DTF roller, 60” wide, smooth drum, pad foot kit, low hours.............................................$35,000 2001 Ingersoll Rand DD14 double drum roller, low hours, municiple owner. Good clean machine............................... $9900 2008 Bomag BW124DH-3 roller, smooth drum, new tires. Only 1000 hours!.............................................................$26,000

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CORN & BARLEY HAY FOR SALE

40,000 bushels of corn 200 ton barley hay, very low nitrates Call 406-899-7636 or 868-7519

DALLAS POLLED HEREFORDS Bulls ~ yearlings and two’s Heifers ~ the replacement kind Dallas Polled Herefords Canyon Creek, MT

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Cowboy Collectibles, Americana, Native American, Tack and more At RLP Sale Barn January 26, 2014 10:00 am RLP Auctions (406) 369-2640

www.rlpauctions.net continued on page A8


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HUGE ONLINE AUCTION - DECEMBER 11TH Register & Bid at WWW.MOODIEIMPLEMENTAUCTIONS.COM

White 2-110 110 hp with loader. Tag #26809 (B)

Deutz-Allis 9170 172 hp, MFWD, loader. Tag #25287. (H)

Case 2870 300 hp, 4WD, 4 SCV’S. Tag #24104 (H)

Case IH 1460 combine. Tag #26686 (H)

Freeman 1390 inline square baler. Tag #26167 (B)

2010 Case IH Scout utility vehicle, full glass cab, 267 hours. Tag #27110 (L)

Polaris Ranger utility vehicle, 500cc, gas, Professional Series. Tag #26888 (LV)

John Deere 4520 125 hp, 2WD, cab, no 3-point. Tag #24832 (L)

Flexi-Coil 5000 with 2320 cart, 57-ft., 12” spacing. Tag #20840 (L)

Case IH RBX562 baler, twine only. Tag #23670 (H)

Ford 4000 52 hp, 3-point, Ezee-On loader. Tag #25795 (LV)

Case 4490 215 hp, 4WD. Tag #26189 (H)

New Holland TC40D 40 hp, MFWD, 2029 hours. Tag #23505 (L)

Massey-Ferguson 4880 320 hp, 6500 hours, 4WD. Tag #25610 (H)

Ford 8730 140 hp, cab, loader, MFWD. Tag #25366 (L)

New Holland BR780 twine & net wrap. Tag #24933 (L)

John Deere 6x4 Gator utility vehicle, gas. Tag #26887 (LV)

Case IH 1680 combine, 225 hp, 210 bushel. Tag #23651 (H) Starting $10,000

Case IH 1480 combine, 210 hp, 208 bushel. Tag #26398 (H)

John Deere 4040 90 hp, cab, 3-point. Tag #24800 (H)

Polaris Ranger 800XP utility vehicle, gas, 4x4. Tag #25668 (L)

Ford 8630 120 hp, 7530 hours, MFWD. Tag #24771 (L)

New Sitrex Pro-17 high capacity hay rake. Tag #600 (L)

John Deere 4 in 1 combo bucket, fits skidsteer. Tag #3101 (B)

OVER 55 UNITS SELLING, 20 TRACTORS, 11 HAY EQUIPMENT, 5 UTV’S, LOTS OF OTHERS

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FOR LEASE

100 Black Angus bred heifers Call evenings (406) 469-2327

FOR SALE

Summers Supercoulter 30-ft., new 104 harrows. Asking.................................................................. $25,900

Call 567-2632 or 350-2266

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 1 Chronicles 16:8 New International Version (NIV)

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Live by faith, not by sight. Thank you to one and all for your support in the past, may 2014 be a blessed year.

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Daines and McDonnell to address Cattlemen’s Day

Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page A9

4-WHEEL DRIVE PICKUPS FOR SALE

Montana Cattlemen’s Association will host the 12th annual Cattlemen’s Day on Saturday, December 7, at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Representative Steve Daines will speak prior to the no host dinner at 5:00 p.m. A Worker’s Compensation safety workshop will be held at 11:00 a.m. which qualifies participants for a 4% discount on their premiums. Leo McDonnell will be the guest luncheon speaker. Leo has been actively defending the lawsuit filed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), American Meat Institute, North American Meat Association, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Pork Council, National Pork Producers Council, American Association of Meat Processors, Southwest Meat Association and Mexico’s National Confederation of Livestock Organizations, which seeks an end to the implementation and enforcement of the Country of Origin Labeling program (COOL). COOL allows U.S. cattle producers to showcase beef with a born, raised and processed in the U.S. label to differentiate their product from meat imported from other countries. Montana Cattlemen’s Association has long been a strong supporter of COOL. A silent auction will also be held with proceeds donated to the “COOL Defense Fund” established by Mr. McDonnell. Other speakers include Dr. Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef/Cattle Specialist and updates from the Montana Department of Livestock and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. MCA will also have its annual business meeting in the afternoon. MCA President Mark Boone states, “The business meeting is where our membership brings their concerns and helps us establish directives for the upcoming year. Above all else we value the input of our membership.” During the meeting, MCA policy and resolutions will be discussed as well as nominations for district directors and officer elections. The complete agenda may be found at www.montanacattlemen.org. The cost of the event is $30 which includes lunch.

2004 Dodge 4x4 crew cab, automatic, diesel, 105,000 miles. Excellent condition. 1997 Ford F250 4x4 extended cab, diesel, 5 speed. Good condition. Phone Robert Smerker, (406) 654-2544 or cell 390-4605, Malta, Montana

100 bred heifers for sale 70 bred cows for sale • Bred in longevity • Fertile • Excellent disposition • Easy keeping The kind that will flourish in a low input environment!

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2nd CUTTING ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE

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By Kim Dillivan, SDSU Crops Business Management Field Specialist Accounting Method Agricultural producers choose an accounting method for tax purposes when they file their first federal income tax return. Most farmers prefer the cash method of accountDISK DRILL FOR SALE ing rather than the accrual method because of the former’s 2009 Case IH SDX40 single disk drill with 3430 Precision Air cart, tow behind. Only 8500 ease-of-use and simplicity. The cash method requires inacres. Double shoot, good blades and scrapers. Good condition. Call for price. come to be reported in the year it is received and expenses Call 406-567-2632 or 350-2266 in the year they are paid. With accrual accounting, income is reported in the year earned and expenses are deducted in the year incurred. To change accounting methods requires IRS approval. Prepaid Expenses and Deferred Income The ordinary and necessary costs of operating a farm are deductible business expenses. One example is prepaid farm expenses such as fertilizer, seed, and chemicals. Producers Bred to low birth weight Angus Bulls will often receive a discount for the fall purchase of these 50 heifers to calve February 1 to March 11 items. Generally, producers using the cash method of ac120 to calve March 12 to April 5 counting can deduct prepaid expenses in the year they pay 40 to calve April 6 to May 10 for them, equal to an amount not exceeding 50 percent of $1850 per head ~ offering volume discounts their other deductible farm expenses. Phone 6 Diamond Ranch, 406-735-4399 Producers can also defer income into 2014 using a deferred early mornings or evenings payment contract. For example, a grain producer using a calendar tax year and the cash method of accounting has grain sales in December but receives payment sometime in 2014. With a deferred payment contract this sale is recorded as 2014 gross income. Changes for 2013 One change in the 2013 tax law is the self-employment tax rate. For 2013 the social security part increases from 10.4% to 12.4%. This increase represents a return to the rate (12.4) in effect prior to 2011. The Medicare part remains the same at 2.9 percent. As a result, the selfemployment tax rate increases from 13.3 to 15.3 percent. The maximum net earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to $113,700 for 2013. There is no maximum limit on earnings for the Medicare part. SeedMaster now offers Auto Zone Command™ & FLIP™ (Full Last Another tax law change concerns the standard mileImplement Pass) as standard features on its on-board and tow-behind tanks. age rate cost of operating vehicles used for business, such as a car or light truck. FLIP received the coveted Auto Zone Command prevents costly input overlap by For 2013, the standard mile2013 Gold Innovation Award at instantly stopping product flow in up to 10 metering age rate for operating your Canada’s Farm Progress Show zones. The more zones you control, the more money you own vehicle for business use will save. is 56.5 cents per mile. FLIP is SeedMaster’s patented mapping software that For further information FIRST SEEDED PASS activates Auto Zone Command and halts product flow the please see IRS Publication first time openers pass through an overlap area. Product is FLIP VIRTUAL PASS - LAST SEEDED PASS 225, Farmer’s Tax Guide then applied on the last pass, preventing double seed and NO OVERLAP 10 ZONES OF OVERLAP CONTROL (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irsfertilizer from being applied, and avoiding any seedbed CONTROL pdf/p225.pdf). The IRS tax disturbance. guide contains 16 chapters, 3200 sq. ft. 320 sq. ft. The Big Payback – Savings using a 10 zone, 80 ft. drill each focusing on a particular Overlap%Overlap%Cost tax topic. Some of the topics No Zone Auto Zone Savings Savings/ Year Acres Command Command per Acre Total Acres covered include accounting 1 5,000 7.30% 1.20% $6.38 $31,903 methods, sources of income, $6.38 Cost Savings/Acre/Year x 5000 Acres deductible expenses, depreBased on $104.60 /Acre Average Input Cost ciation, gains and losses, and = $31,903 Input Savings/Year self-employment taxes. The 4 5,000 7.30% 1.20% $6.38 $31,903 The diagram illustrates how SeedMaster’s Auto Zone Command guide contains timely, useturns off seed and fertilizer to each zone during headland passes. 5 5,000 7.30% 1.20% $6.38 $31,903 ful information and includes Without Auto Zone Command, the large area in red would receive double inputs, wasting considerable dollars. TOTAL 5 YEAR SAVINGS = $159,515 many beneficial examples. The guide also references many other IRS publications needed for specific For more information on SeedMaster’s Auto Zone Command or FLIP tax subjects or questions. contact your local SeedMaster dealer or call 1.888.721.3001. The publication begins with a summary of the tax law changes for 2013. 110 ton – Approximately 1400# average round bales – Net wrap Call 406-279-3256, Valier, MT – Leave message

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HEIFERS FOR SALE

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Buckley AuctioNS AND APPRAISERS

We have auctions booked for spring 2014 but not yet dated. If you are planning an auction or appraisal give us a call. Included with our auction business we also do all types of appraisals. Including farm/ranch equipment and inventory, farm/ranch and urban type real estate and homes, business properties and collectibles, etc. Remember - auctioneers make excellent appraisers as we see everything saleable being sold at our auctions. Phone Conrad (406) 450-2244, leave a message or 278-5580.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ##### “As you get older and become an adult, the meaning and significance of [family stories] seem to take on a whole new level,” said Sean, after attending his grandfather’s one hundredth birthday celebration. “Now I have a whole new level of appreciation for the things my grandfather went through and accomplished in his life. I think it’s important to be there for all the graduations, birthdays, and more that you can be, just as my grandfather has done in his life. I know that if I live to a hundred and have a party with about fifty immediate family members in attendance, I’ll take that as a job well done. My grandfather has set the bar pretty high.” ##### When your mother is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” it’s best not to answer her. –Meghann, age 13


Helena Local 1st annual community workshop

In an effort to promote the local food movement, Helena Local is putting on the 1st Annual Workshop event. The event will include learning opportunities in the following areas: Land conservationist, Ag policy, Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), grower diversification practices, season extension practices, what it means to be a Helena Local grower, Worm composting, sustainable pest control and virtual farm tours. The event is meant to benefit sustainable agriculture in the community through partnership with Helena Local, a new non-profit startup whose mission is promoting local food production and consumption in the Helena area. The event will be held on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 9-6pm in Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds Extensions Upper Conference Room, located at the Helena Fairgrounds. Tickets will be $15/day/person and will include the event fee and catered lunch. About Helena Local: Helena Local is a non-profit sustainable initiative to bolster local agriculture production and consumption via Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Helena Local Businesses, Helena Local Farms and Helena Local Schools projects. Founded in 2013, Helena Local is just getting started promoting local food. For more information, visit http://helenalocal.org. If you would like more information about this topic, please call Kevin Colussi at 406-219-1414 or email Kevin at kevin@helenalocal.org.

Tradition of the candy cane

The candy cane begins with a stick of white candy. The white symbolizes the purity of the Christmas season. Red stripes are for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we may have eternal life. The candy is formed into a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus. It can also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd. Its hard consistency represents the Solid Rock, the foundation of the church, and the firmness of the promises of God.

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HEIFERS FOR SALE

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HAY FOR SALE

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##### Great-great-grandma Charlotte started a tradition in our family that is still going strong more than fifty years later. Charlotte painstakingly copied old family recipes onto recipe cards and put them in a box that she presented to every new bride in the family. After Charlotte passed away, others in the family carried on the tradition, adding a favorite recipe or two. “It’s a great recipe starter kit for the newlyweds,” said great-great granddaughter Allison. “But we have an updated twist to the tradition. It’s not only given to the new bride. We include the men now, too, many of whom are excellent cooks and appreciate the tradition.” ##### Collectively, Americans spend 250 billion hours watching television every year. If spend working for a $5 per hour wage, this time would be worth $1.25 trillion.


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CATTLE FOR SALE 500 Head Young Cows mostly 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds - mostly black. Phone Brown Ranch, (406) 386-2447, Big Sandy, MT

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By NDSU Extension Service age grasslands with biologically effective A biologically effective pasture and hargrazing strategies that increase available vested forage management workshop will soil mineral nitrogen and generate greater be held Tuesday through Thursday, January Parade of Redman Homes 7-9, 2014, at the North Dakota State Univerwealth from grazing land’s natural resources sity (NDSU) Dickinson Research Extension without depleting future production. Center (DREC). The workshop will be held in the Red OfTraditionally managed grazing land pasfice Building on the corner of State Avenue Modulars starting at $60 per sq. ft. tures are chronically deficient in available and Empire Road in Dickinson. The workmineral nitrogen, which causes lower proshop will run from 1 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, duction of grass herbage than the potential, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. even during years with adequate or aboveto 5 p.m. on Thursday. Dickinson is in the normal precipitation. Mountain time zone. “Most of the soil nitrogen is organic niThe workshop instructors are Manske trogen and not available to plants,” says Lee and Toby Stroh, Dickinson State University LOCK IN SALE PRICE, TAKE DELIVERY LATER! SAVE Manske, NDSU DREC research professor. assistant professor and ArcGIS instructor. • Receive $5200 Premier Series IN options $1000’s “This organic nitrogen must be mineralThe workshop will provide the knowl• Receive $3970 Somerset series IN options ized by soil organisms. Unfortunately, the edge for understanding the complex symOn all New Homes ordered: Limited Time Only • WOW!! Triplewide 2790 sq. ft. with covered deck and all the bells & soil organism biomass in most pastures is biotic partnership among perennial grass whistles. SAVE $1000’s. 10 year warranty. less than half the amount needed. Grazing plants, soil organisms and large grazing management that is coordinated with grass animals. Each workshop participant will 406-248-1100 phenological growth stages can greatly inlearn how to develop and properly operate a of the www.redmanhomesyork.com crease the soil organism biomass.” biologically effective management strategy 7239 South Frontage Rd., Billings, Montana 59101 Ranchers and land managers will be using twice-over rotation grazing on sumshown during the workshop how to manmer pastures in conjunction with a complete 12-month complementary pasture and harvested forage sequence specific for his or her ranch. To design pasture and harvested forage management strategies specific to individual ranches during the workshop, ArcGIS maps with each pasture and field for the entire land holdings, including owned and leased land, need to be made, and acreage of each soil type in each parcel of land needs to be calculated prior to the start of the workshop. Location descriptions of land holdings will need to be provided one month prior to the workshop to give specialists sufficient time to develop maps. Lodging, transportation and most meals are the responsibility of the participants. There is a lab fee of $25 per person to cover the costs of supplies, refreshments and a working supper on the second day. A threevolume set of textbooks is available for $95. The ArcSimplicity Reliability Installation GIS map set will cost $75 for an average-sized ranch. An option for professional development with 1 or 2 graduate credits for this continuing education course is available through NDSU at a cost of $50 per credit. Participants will supply their own calculators and notebooks. Information related to the workshop material is available at http://www.GrazingAcoustic sensors detect when Handbook.com. Wireless interface between the and how much material is flowing iPad with easy to use ECUs and display in the cab results For workshop information Two mounting options Wireless Blockage App in fewer cables in the cab or to register, call Manske at (701) 456-1118 or email llewellyn.manske@ndsu. edu.

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42nd Annual Livestock Seminar

By Jodi Pauley, MSU Powell County Extension Agent The Deer Lodge Valley Conservation District has been hosting the Livestock Seminar for 42 years. A tradition that brings ranchers, producers, bankers, businessmen and neighbors together for a day of learning, socializing and fun. To kick off the seminar the District will be sponsoring a concert by the Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at the Rialto Theatre in Deer Lodge, Montana. The educational portion of the seminar will be Saturday, January 11 from 1 to 4 pm. Tickets for the Bar J Wranglers cost $20 for Adults and $10 for youth 12 and under with the show starting at 7:00 p.m. The event will be taking place at the historic Rialto Theatre in Deer Lodge and all profits from this event will go to the Rialto. So who are the Bar J Wranglers? Some folks call it a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music; others call it the best musical experience in the west.  Call it what you want to - the fact remains - The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming; deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage.  This is designed to be a family event; tickets can be purchased by calling the Deer Lodge Valley Conservation District at 846-1703 ext. 4 or pick up your tickets locally in Deer Lodge at Valley Foods, Keystone Drug or People’s Bank. Saturday afternoon will feature time for producers and interested folks to come together a learn more about Forest Health, Pasture Management and the Bridger Plant Materials Center. The Deer Lodge Valley Conservation District will also have updates on projects dealing with watersheds in the Deer Lodge Valley and also a report from the Spotted Dog FWP advisory committee. As always the district will have the coffee pot brewing and several door prizes from local sponsors in the Deer Lodge Valley.

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ITEMS FOR SALE

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ule of events, and information on previous conferences. The annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is held each year in a different city in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or Montana. The February conference will be the 13th in the series. It is being organized and presented by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), which is headquartered in Butte, Montana. “Clean-energy leaders from around the region have been, and still are, working hard helping us organize the conference,” said NCAT Executive Director Kathy Hadley. “Their role has been key, and, as a result of all their effort, this year’s conference is shaping up to be a premier event.” Each day, the conference will feature programs based on five “tracks”: The Big Picture: Economic and environmental realities of clean energy Innovations and the Future of Clean Energy Getting a Clean Energy Project Off the Ground Risk and Rural Resiliency: How climate change is affecting rural business, agriculture, forestry, and outdoor recreation Alternative Niche Markets: The downstream opportunities The conference will draw participants from a diverse range of fields: farmers, ranchers, and other rural land owners; agricultural organizations and food processors; rural utilities, lenders, economic development leaders, and elected officials; local, state, federal, and tribal agencies; and clean-energy firms, consultants, and supporters. It will be a source of valuable technical and financial resources and a chance to meet potential project partners. The early registration offer won’t last long, so take advantage of it while you can. NCAT is a private nonprofit organization that works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Selling 100 Simmental and Sim/Angus bulls. Visit us at www.hillsimmental.com for more information as the sale draws closer. Tom & Kathy Hill and family Box 186, Stanford, MT 59479 (406) 566-2479 hillssimmentalmt@yahoo.com

##### Hanging the Christmas stocking on the hearth on Christmas Eve in the hope that it will be filled with presents the next morning is a custom that goes back about 400 years. It derived from the custom in Holland of children placing wooden shoes next to the hearth the night before the arrival of St. Nicholas. The children would fill their shoes with straw and food for St Nicholas’s for the donkey that carried the gifts. In exchange he would leave them a small gift such as small cakes, fruits and other gifts. Stockings were substituted for the shoes in Britain, most of Europe and in North America. ##### One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade. – Chinese proverb


Reducing the risk of N loss when stockpiling fescue

By Chris Penrose, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Morgan County After feeding corn stalks in the fall, probably the lowest cost way to feed cattle is to stockpile forages for fall and winter grazing. Stockpiling means to make the last harvest by clipping or grazing of a hay field or pasture and then let it grow for grazing latter; in this situation, in the fall or winter. While most predominantly grass based fields will work, fescue works the best as it maintains quality into and throughout the winter better. Many studies have demonstrated that adding nitrogen (N) to the fields will increase quality and quantity of the grass. Urea is the most common form of N used for stockpiling in Ohio, but the biggest risk is applying the urea, then not getting a rain allowing much of the nitrogen to be lost through volatilization. One product available locally to reduce nitrogen loss is Agrotain®, a urease inhibitor. Several universities have done research on urease inhibitors and the University of Kentucky has an excellent factsheet on Nitrogen Inhibitors (http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/agr/agr185/agr185.pdf). In Southeast Ohio, a study is underway to evaluate quality and quantity of stockpiling fescue with no nitrogen (control), 100# of urea (46# N), and 100# of urea with Agrotain; at a rate of 5 quart of the product applied per ton of urea. There are lower rates that can be used but we chose the high rate which would provide up to 14 days protection. Stockpiling began on August 5 and there was not a soaking rain for seventeen days (there were three days of .05-.15” rain) then there was 1.5” of rain on August 22. On October 14, initial samples were harvested from a set of plots and the control plot had 2003#/dry matter (DM) acre, the 46# of N had 2904# of DM/acre, and the 46# of N with Agrotain; had 4141# of DM/acre. The cost of the urea was $465/ton or $23.25 acre and the Agrotain; cost $112.44/ton or $5.62/acre. We had good initial responses from the urea alone and even better with the urea and Agrotain;. We have over an extra ton of dry matter so far for less than $30/ ton. All of the plots will be harvested later this month for quality and quantity, so I expect the yields to be even better. If we can minimize the risk of N loss, maybe more of us can stockpile for fall and winter grazing. It is nice to not have to feed my cattle right now and in fact, they are probably grazing better feed than the hay I have in the barn. We had a couple farmers in Morgan County last year make it into March before they had to start feeding hay. In the picture below taken yesterday, cattle are grazing for a third day on a stockpiled field. The field was grazed three times in March and April, then had two cuttings of hay, followed by stockpiling since early August. If we can minimize the amount of hay we need to feed, maybe we can make it as easy as raising chickens!

November farm prices received

The preliminary All Farm Products Index of Prices Received by Farmers in November, at 183 percent, based on 1990-1992=100, decreased 6 points (3.2 percent) from October. The Crop Index is down 12 points (5.9 percent) but the Livestock Index increased 5 points (3.0 percent). Producers received lower prices for corn but higher prices for eggs, soybeans, and cattle. In addition to prices, the overall index is also affected by the seasonal change based on a 3-year average mix of commodities producers sell. Increased monthly movement of corn, milk, cattle, and cotton offset the decreased marketing of soybeans, potatoes, and wheat. The preliminary All Farm Products Index is down 24 points (12 percent) from November 2012. The Food Commodities Index, at 187, decreased 3 points (1.6 percent) from last month and decreased 4 points (2.1 percent) from November 2012. Prices Paid Index Down 2 Points The November Index of Prices Paid for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW) is 213 percent of the 1990-1992 average. The index is down 2 points (0.9 percent) from October and 4 points (1.8 percent) below November 2012. Lower prices in November for concentrates, complete feeds, feed grains, and other services more than offset higher prices for feeder cattle, feeder pigs, mixed fertilizer, and LP gas.

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Dennis & Curt Lorang 2700 17th Street N.E. Black Eagle, MT Shop 406-727-2726 ✔ Engine rebuilds ✔ Transmission rebuilts ✔ fuel pumps ✔ injectors ✔ turbo chargers We can rebuild or exchange John Deere hydraulic pumps, hydraulic couplers & valves, brake valves, steering valves

We at Denny’s Service & Repair want to thank each one of our customers for their patronage during 2013 and look forward to serving you in 2014. We also want to wish all our wonderful friends and customers a joyous holiday season.

(406) 567-2211 1-800-567-2217 Mike DeVries 567-3022

Denton, Montana 3 /2 miles SW - Near Airport 1

Formerly known as Barber Seed Service, Inc.

Merry Christmas to All

May the blessed peace of the Christmas season spread through all the world. We extend our warmest greetings to you, our customers, and express our gratitude for your faithful patronage. Best wishes. Heather, Mike, Bob, Joe & Christian

Consider your spring seed needs now! Ask us about our early season discounts and special finance options with your preferred Farm Plan Account.

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TRUCK FOR SALE 2001 Kenworth T800 heavy spec, C15 Cat, 550 hp, 18 speed, Neway air suspension, 46,000# rears, double lockers, 4 axle lift, 245” wheel base, air sliding fifth wheel, Beacon lights with complete lowboy accessories.

Call 208-755-0685 or 509-220-5025

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Cushman Trackster Call (406) 873-4780 or cell 450-4760 Cut Bank, Montana

Rotary plow

ALL NATURAL Cow Cake “Pre-order” discounts available

Livestock Rations

• Weaning & replacement heifer rations. • Bull rations • Horse feeds • Ground custom rations

Use your grain or ours, we’ll work with you.

• 4-H rations

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To all our friends and customers, Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your business this past year, and we are looking forward to serving you in the year to come.

Phone 406-378-2112

After hours: Roger Terry, 406-378-3220

2014 Golden Triangle Cropping Seminars

Montana State University Extension will host the annual series of cropping seminars in the Golden Triangle January 13-16, 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 Dave Wichman, MSU Central Agricultural Research Center, who will present information on crop and forage grain variety selection and the local variety trial results; Dr. Olga Walsh from the MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, discussing soil micronutrients and remote sensing technology, and Dr. Kevin Wanner, MSU Extension Entomologist, who will give an update on crop insects of importance for the past year as well as best management practices. There will also be a presentation by Dr. Mary Burrows, MSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, and Zach Miller, Research Assistant Professor, which will provide information on the economics of fungicide use on crops as well as give a general update on crop disease pressure. 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 13: Fort Benton, Ag Center, 1205 20th St., Tyler Lane, 6223751 Denton, Denton Town Hall, Chrissy Cook, 566-2277 or Darren Crawford, 535-3919 January 14: Shelby, Marias Fair Exhibit Building, Joe Parks, 424-8350 Chester, St. Mary’s Parish Hall (basement), 11 West Quincy Ave., Jesse Fulbright, 759-5625 January 15: Conrad, Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, 972 Granite Rd., Pondera County Extension Office, 271-4054 Cut Bank, Courthouse Annex, 1210 East Main, Glacier County Extension Office, 873-2239 January 16: Great Falls, Family Living Center, Fairgrounds, (off 3rd St. NW fairgrounds entrance) Rose Malisani, 454-6980 Choteau, Stage Stop Inn, 1005 North Main Ave., Travis Standley, 466-2491

UNL presents food microbiology workshop

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR A two-day school in March will focus on the basics of microbiological testing methods commonly used by the food industry. The workshop, presented by the University of Nebraska (UNL) Food Processing Center, will provide basic food microbiology training to those individuals working in testing laboratories, but have no formal training in microbiology. “The workshop is delivered in both the classroom and laboratory environments and includes fundamental principles, demonstrations and hands-on sessions covering general microbiology and pathogen detection,” said Jayne Stratton, research assistant professor and laboratory services manager at the center. Attendees will acquire an understanding of the methods used to isolate important spoilage and indicator microorganisms along with a variety of techniques utilized for food-borne pathogen detection. The program also provides curriculum on the ecology of microorganisms and pathogens in foods, and what measures are used to prevent their growth. The importance of using validated testing methods will also be discussed during the workshop. Stratton said. The school is taught by faculty experts from the UNL Department of Food Science and the Food Processing Center. The Food Processing Center, created in 1983, provides comprehensive services to food manufacturers throughout the country. The workshop will be conducted in Lincoln on March 25-26, 2014. Workshop size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register visit the website fpc.unl.edu/training or contact Jill Gifford at 402-472-2819 or e-mail jgifford1@unl.edu.


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By Oklahoma State University Cow-calf producers calculating likely winter feed costs need to take into account the importance of estimating forage usage by cows. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension emeritus livestock specialist, said hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations, and forage quality will be a determining factor in the amount of forage consumed. “Higher-quality forages contain larger concentrations of important nutrients so animals consuming these forages should be more likely to meet their nutrient needs from the forages,” he said. “Just remember cows can consume a larger quantity of higher-quality forages.” Higher-quality forages are fermented more rapidly in the rumen, leaving a void the animal can refill with additional forage. Consequently, forage intake increases. For example, low quality forages – those below approximately 6 percent crude protein – will be consumed at about 1.5 percent of body weight on a dry matter basis per day. Higher-quality grass hays – those with more than approximately 8 percent crude protein – may be consumed at about 2 percent of body weight on a dry matter basis per day. “Excellent forages – good alfalfa, silages or green pasture – may be consumed at the rate of 2.5 percent of body weight on a dry matter basis per day.” Selk said. “The combination of improved nutrient content and increased forage intake makes high-quality forage very valuable to the animal and the producer.” With these intake estimates, producers can calculate the estimated amounts of hay that need to be available. For example, take 1,200-pound pregnant spring-calving cows wherein the grass hay quality is good and tested at 8 percent crude protein. The cows will voluntarily consume 2 percent of body weight or 24 pounds per day. However, the 24 pounds is based on 100 percent dry matter. Grass hays often will be 7 percent to 10 percent moisture. “If we assume the hay is 92 percent dry matter or 8 percent moisture, the cows will consume about 26 pounds per day on an as-fed basis,” Selk said. Plus there is a curve thrown into the decision-making process. A producer also must consider hay waste when continued on page a23

Montana Hereford Directory Anchor Polled Herefords

Cherry Springs Ranch

406-467-2880, Vaughn, MT

406-662-3375, Bridger, MT

406-848-2588, Emigrant, MT

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

Anderson Ranch John Andras

406-670-5074, Billings, MT

Banjo Ranch

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

Barker Herefords

406-450-9716, Shelby, MT

Bar Star Cattle

406-399-7811, Havre, MT

Bayers Hereford Ranch

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT

Bear Paw Herefords

406-357-3216, Chinook, MT

Beery’s Land & Livestock Co 406-773-5710, Vida, MT www.beeryherefords.com

Blue Heron Ranch

406-432-2142, Galata, MT

Brillhart Ranch Co

406-947-2511, Musselshell, MT

Broken Pick Ranch

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

Churchill Cattle Co

Cooper Hereford Ranch

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

Feddes Herefords

Tim 406-570-4771, Manhattan, MT Dan 406-570-1602

Fort Keogh Livestock Research

406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

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

McMurry Cattle

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

M/D Herefords

406-778-2393, Baker, MT

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

Ned & Jan Ward Polled Herefords

Courtney Herefords

Griffin Polled Herefords

Curlew Cattle Co

Gunderson Herefords

307-672-3248, Sheridan, WY

Hess Herefords

406-223-4518, Emigrant, MT

Holden Herefords

406-832-3219, Wise River, MT

Diemert Ranch

Hultin Polled Herefords

406-580-6676, Willow Creek, MT

Duncan Ranch Co

J Bar E Ranch

406-828-4480, Alzada, MT

406-821-0247, Darby, MT

406-287-9947, Whitehall, MT

406-355-4212, Rudyard, MT

605-294-5332, Claremont, SD

406-567-2345, Denton, MT

406-368-2244, Canyon Creek, MT

406-279-3301, Valier, MT

Robert Culter Ranch

Dallas Polled Herefords 406-432-3412, Lothair, MT 406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

Dutton Hereford Ranch

406-288-3330, Gold Creek, MT

Ehlke Herefords

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

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

Ewing Herefords

406-452-6535, Power, MT

406-459-5937, Helena, MT

406-765-7068, Plentywood, MT

K & C Hereford

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords

Otis Ranch

Rafter Ranch Reich Bros

Sand-Bayers Herefords 406-590-8059, Fairfield, MT

Sidwell Ranch

406-322-4425, Columbus, MT

Snowshoe Cattle Company

406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

406-875-2138, Pompeys Pillar, MT

Loyning Farms

Soulsby Hereford Ranch

McKechnie Hereford Ranch

Sparks Herefords

406-328-4095, Absarokee, MT 406-432-2296, Shelby, MT

406-698-3338, Stanford, MT 406-778-2320, Plevna, MT

Edward Steele

307-664-2205, Deaver, WY

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT

Thomas Herefords

406-288-3459, Gold Creek, MT www.thomasherefords.com

Tomlinson Herefords

406-846-1370, Deer Lodge, MT

Vandeberg Ranch

406-323-1297, Roundup, MT

Wang Polled Hereford Ranch 406-895-2410, Plentywood, MT

Weaver Herefords

406-386-2244, Big Sandy, MT

Wessel Ranch

406-575-2317, Lavina, MT

Westfeeds

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

Whispering Pines

406-212-0480, Kalispell, MT

Wichman Herefords

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

X Lazy P Ranch

406-277-3628, Belt, MT www.xlazypranch.com


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Calculating winter feed costs continued from page a22

feeding big round bales. Hay waste is difficult to estimate, but studies have generally shown it to be from 6 percent to 20 percent, though it can be more. In the example provided above, assume 15 percent hay waste.  Selk said this means approximately 30 pounds of grass hay must be hauled to the pasture for each cow each day for which hay is expected to be the primary ingredient in the animals’ diet. Cattle and calves represent the number one agricultural commodity produced in Oklahoma, accounting for 53 percent of total agricultural cash receipts, according to National Agricultural Statistics Service data.

SPRAYER FOR SALE

2002 Brandt SB4000 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer with Micro Trak control, 1600 gallon tank, 1 season on new pump................................................................................ $19,000 obo

Call Pat Field, (406) 469-2299 (home) or 949-3129 (cell), Pendroy, MT

Caterpillar 6NZ Engine For Sale

fresh Cat OPT overhaul with 2 years of full warranty. New injectors, air compressor, turbo, water pump, etc............................ $22,000 obo Trades Possible

Call Shawn, 406-539-1362

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

• 100 Yearling and Two-Year Old Bulls • 40 F1 Black Baldie Bred Heifers

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Matt & Krista Eddy & Joanne (406) 773-5721, (406) 773-5710 Cell: (406) 979-5720 bll@midrivers.com beerys@midrivers.com Located in Eastern Montana, 28 miles north of Circle

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

Churchill Sensation 028X Churchill Cattle Co. Manhattan, MT

Dale Venhuizen (406) 580-6421

Bulls for sale - private treaty dale@churchillcattle.com

Hereford Bulls

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52 bred Hereford heifers bred to light birthweight horned Hereford bulls, start calving March 25th, finish by May 15th Coming 2-year old horned Hereford bulls for sale

Mark, Della, Lacey and Jane’a Ehlke www.ehlkeherefords.com info@ehlkeherefords.com PO Box 178 • Townsend, MT 59644

190 SUNNYSIDE LN. GOLD CREEK, MT 59733

Dean & Renee Dutton (406) 288-3330 drm3330@blackfoot.net

Call or email for a catalog! (406) 266-4121 • (406) 439-4311

David Dutton (406) 438-1059 DCUB3mt@yahoo.com

Modest birth, massive meat 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.

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

THOMAS HEREFORDS Gold Creek, MT

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

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VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

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NEED LONGEVITY? THEN YOU NEED 137Y!

Registered 2’s & Yearling Bull for Sale 2013-2014 Son of old proven sires like: Genetic 137Y Lad 0827 BLL Standard 17U CTY Easy 9904W AGA 10S Stand 137Y

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Price T8005ruck & E quipment H . 10 W - M , MT wy

(406) 543-0382

1995 Ford F450 460 V8, 5 speed, 6000 lb crane, 11-ft. service body, hydraulic air compressor, outriggers, Lincoln welder.................$15,000

1996 Interntional 4700 service truck, diesel, automatic transmission, 6000# auto crane, hydraulic outriggers, T30 Ingersol air compressor.............. ...................................$17,500

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1981 International service truck, DT 466, 5/2 speed, 7500# IMT crane, air compressor........................$15,000

1999 Haulin 31-ft. flatbed (expands to 34-ft.), telescopic hitch and air brakes. Good for round bales ...............$10,000

Pettibone telescopic 8000 lb. forklifts..................................... $15,000 Rough terrain 7000-8000 lb. forklifts.........................$7000 to $9000 Alitec PH60 asphalt grinder for skid steer................................ $7500 Case Maxi Sneaker C trencher/cable plow with Kubota diesel, boring attachment, shows 512 hours................................................. $7500 Ditch Witch 400SX cable plow with trencher............................ $5000 1999 Ditch Witch 410SX cable plow with boring attachment... $7500 Ditch Witch 350SX cable plow.................................................. $5000 2003 Ford F550 service truck, V-10, auto, 3200# IMT crane.............. ............................................................................................ $15,000 2001 Ford F550 4WD diesel, 6 speed manual, 11-ft. box van............ ............................................................................................ $15,000 1994 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5+2 speed, 6200# IMT crane, compressor, hydraulic outriggers........................................ $12,500 1985 Ford F700 4x4 service truck, IMT 5000 lb. crane, underhood air compressor, outriggers........................................................ $15,000 1985 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5/2 speed, 8000 lb. Auto Crane, compressor.............................................................. $11,000 1989 International 41-ft. bucket truck, diesel, automatic....... $10,000 1994 Ford F450 31-ft. bucket truck with 460 V-8, automatic, generator, compressor....................................................................... $8500 1988 Ford L8000 diesel, automatic, 14-ft. flatbed dump........... $8000 1981 International 4x4 dump truck, low miles....................... $12,500 16-ft. flatbed dump with hoist..................................................... $3500 1997 Ford F800 crew cab truck, diesel, 9 speed, 5000 lb. crane, welder, grease reel and pump............................................. $15,000 1986 Ford F800 National 228 37-ft. crane 14-ft. dump bed... $10,000 1999 Ford 550 diesel, automatic, flatbed with lift gate.............. $9000 1988 Internatonal 1800 2-ton diesel 4x4 flatbed...................... $9000 1996 Chevrolet Kodiak Cat diesel, 6 speed automatic, utility bed, outriggers............................................................................... $8500 1989 Ford F450 utility truck, 11-ft. bed, 460 hp, automatic....... $2500

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1992 Ford F800 service truck, diesel, 9-speed, 5000# IMT crane, hydraulic outriggers, Miller Air Pak welder.$15,000

1997 Ford F450 460 V8, 5 speed, 12.5-ft. flatbed, 5000 lb crane, outriggers....$10,000

2001 Ford F550 crew cab, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, 6 speed, 11-ft. flatbed, 81/2-ft. Western snow plow, 88 gallon fuel tank with pump..........................$20,000

Cat 930 wheel loader,cab.. $22,500

1986 International 4x4, cab & chassis, DT466, 5/2 speed transfer case, front winch, PTO, hydraulic pump. Exutility truck...................$12,500

1999 GMC 60-ft. bucket truck, Cat diesel, 7 speed.....$17,500

1987 International cab and chassis, diesel, automatic, 160 CFM driveline compressor.............................................................. $6000 1978 International 1600 4WD, cab and chassis, gas engine, 4 speed, 2 speed transfer case, low miles. Ex-government...... $5000 1979 GMC chip truck................................................................. $6500 1981 International S1800 4x4 flatbed, 14,000 lb. knuckle boom.......... ............................................................................................... $12,500 1996 International 4900 DT466 engine, 10 speed................ $12,500 1995 International 4900 466, 5 speed, 18-ft. flatbed dump......$12,500 Waterous fire pumper, 175 gpm, 125 psi, 300 gallon tank, 11-ft. Reading utility box.................................................................. $5000 12-ft. flatbed, 3200 lb. IMT crane, air compressor...................... $5000 125-275 CFM air compressors.....................................$4000 - $7500 12-ton 22-ft. tilt bed trailer.......................................................... $6500 (11) 20-ton 24-ft. tilt bed trailers.................................$7500 - $10,000 1-ton utility beds, starting at...................................................... $1000 Miller 250-400 amp diesel welder................................$1500 - $2500 Brush Bandit chipper............................................................ $11,000 2 ton dump boxes, each............................................................ $1000 Buckets for skid steer loaders........................................................Call Forklift forks...................................................................................Call Cat IT28 quick-tach forks.......................................................... $2500 Auger bits, 18” and 30” with 21/2” square shank............$750 & $1000 Versatile 35-ft. bucket attachment............................................. $3000

Prepare for a successful spring calving season

By Dave Sparks, DVM, Oklahoma State University Someone once said “that Success occurs when Opportunity meets with Preparation”. Planning and preparing ahead for next spring’s calving season can help increase the chances of success. There are several key preparation steps that would be good to conduct in November or December to insure success in February, March, and April. Equipment: Before calving season starts do a walk-through of pens, chutes, and calving stalls. Make sure that all are clean, dry, strong, safe, and functioning correctly. This is a lot easier to do on a sunny afternoon than on a cold dark night when you need them. Protocol: Before calving season starts develop a plan of what to do, when to do it, who to call for help (along with phone numbers), and how to know when you need help. Make sure all family members or helpers are familiar with the plan. It may help to write it out and post copies in convenient places. Talk to the local veterinarian about the protocol and incorporate his/ her suggestions. Your veterinarian will be a lot more helpful when you have an emergency during the kids’ school program if you have talked a few times during regular hours. Supplies: The stockman should always have in his medicine chest the following: disposable obstetrical sleeves, non-irritant antiseptic, lubricant, obstetrical chains (60 inch and/or two 30 inch chains), two obstetrical handles, mechanical calf pullers, and injectable antibiotics. Many lubricants have been used and one of the best lubricants is probably the simplest – nondetergent soap and warm water. Do not forget the simple things like a good flashlight with extra batteries and some old towels or a roll of paper towels. It may be helpful for you to have all these things and other items you may want to include packed into a 5 or 10 gallon bucket to make up an obstetrical kit so you can grab everything at once. Read and Learn: Study your lesson about preparing for the calving season by downloading and reading the Oklahoma State University Extension Circular called “Calving Time Management for Beef Cows and Heifers” http://pods.dasnr.okstate. edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-5171/E-1006web.pdf

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MUST GO

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John Deere 7410 MFWD, left hand reverser, R&P, rear weights, joystick, John Deere 741 loader, grapple, only 4200 hours. There is not a nicer one! #C015281............$76,500 (M)

John Deere 7410 MFWD, duals, left hand reverser. #C015981.........................................$54,500 (M)

Premier (MacDon) 2900, 15-ft. multi-crop head. #C002895. Was $24,500.... 1/2 price $12,500 (K)

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John Deere 4995 windrower, 14.5-ft. head, steel & steel, 988 hours. #C015988..............$79,500 (M) MacDon M150 windrower, 14-ft. sickle head, 775 hours. #C017456..............................$74,500 (R) MacDon 2952 windrower, 14-ft. sickle head, 1800 hours (nice). #C015822....................$49,900 (R)

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John Deere 6100D #C015978...............$54,900 (M)

John Deere 7130 Premium, 741 loader, grapple. #C011516.........................................$84,500 (R)

John Deere 7210 2WD, 4200 hours. #C015282....... . ........................................................$42,500 (M)

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Krause 28-ft. folding disk. #C017474........$7900 (K)

John Deere 7320, 741 loader. #C014708................. . ........................................................$79,500 (R) John Deere 4430, loader, no 3-pt. #C015016........... . ........................................................$24,000 (K) John Deere 4430, loader. #C014705.....$23,900 (K)

John Deere 7320, 741 loader. #C014710................. . ........................................................$79,500 (M)

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John Deere 5520 MFWD, cab, loader. #C017540.... . ........................................................$42,500 (M) John Deere 5520 2WD, cab, no loader. #C017808.. . ........................................................$31,500 (M) John Deere 4230 MFWD, cab, no loader. #C017867.........................................$14,900 (M) John Deere 4010, loader, no 3-pt. #C013039........... . ...........................................................$9500 (K) John Deere 4010 #C015954....................$4900 (M) John Deere 3155, cab, John Deere 265 loader, grapple. #C017866...........................$26,500 (M) John Deere 3150, loader. #C016437.....$19,000 (R) John Deere 3010D #C003091..................$8500 (R) John Deere 2030, loader. #C010988.....$15,000 (K) John Deere A #C015580..........................$4500 (M) John Deere B #C008716..........................$2500 (K) Ferguson TD-30 #C016664......................$3900 (K)

TILLAGE

John Deere 220 22-ft. disk. #C010016.....$2950 (R) John Deere 230 disk. #C017723..............$7900 (K) John Deere 235 disk. #C017724..............$8900 (R) John Deere 330 disk. #C017726...........$10,500 (M) John Deere 930 3-pt. 15-ft. roller harrow. #C014205 . ...........................................................$2500 (M) John Deere 930 15-ft. 3-pt. roller harrow. #C003411 . .................................................. Make Offer (R) Krause field cultivator. #C017615.............$3500 (K) Allis Chalmers 26-ft. field cultivator. #C017475........ . ...........................................................$1900 (K) Ford 3-pt. 10-ft. cultivator. #C012449........$1250 (M) Lindsey 35-ft. harrow. #C016136..............$1200 (K) Frontier 8-ft. disk. #C016748....................$4000 (M) John Deere 1600 12-ft. chisel plow. #C017004........ . ...........................................................$4900 (M) Harrell 3-bottom switch plow. #C015910...$4000 (M) Frontier 3-pt. 2 bottom plow. #C009371....$1100 (K) John Deere 3100 plow. #C003977... Make Offer (K)

John Deere 7630, duals. Extra nice with all new rubber. #C016928.............................$98,500 (R)

John Deere 6115D #C016095...............$62,500 (M)

John Deere 714 8-ft. mulch tiller, harrows. #C006033............................................$6950 (K) John Deere 3600 8-bottom plow. Extra nice. #C017005.........................................$12,500 (R) John Deere 210 14-ft. tandem disk. Extra nice. #C015511............................................$5750 (M)

John Deere 455 25-ft. drill, 7.5” spacing. #C017326. . ........................................................$26,500 (K)

John Deere 630 29-ft. tandem disk, harrows. #C014575.........................................$24,500 (M) John Deere 970 24-ft. roller harrow. #C014453........ . ........................................................$26,500 (M)

John Deere 230 26-ft. disk. #C015821.....$7900 (M) International 770 plow. #C013732............$4500 (K) John Deere BW 18-ft. disk. #C011298.....$5900 (K)

Ford 3-pt. plow. #50202991.............. Make Offer (K)

John Deere 970 24-ft. roller harrow. #C014530........ . ........................................................$26,500 (R) John Deere BD1113 13-ft., 7.5” spacing, seeder. #C015356.........................................$17,000 (R)

John Deere 455 30-ft. 7.5” spacing. #C014711........ . ........................................................$26,500 (K)

International 490 24-ft. disk. #C017204...$8900 (R)

AerWay 1200 aerator. #C007244..............$9000 (R)

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(R) Ronan, MT

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Fully utilize manure nutrients with a high volume efficient spreader - Twin vertical augers - Excellent spread pattern with wet or dry material - Hydraulic variable speed floor chain feed - 14 ton capacity - 1000 PTO/minimum 110 hp required - Travel and clean up time allowed free of charge - Rental rates by the day/week/month

This spreader will help manage environmental concerns associated with stockpiled manure, apply a uniform layer of material and provide a return on investment of handling cost. Phone (406) 899-0072 or (406) 899-2182 Great Falls, Montana

Trucks For Sale 2008 John Deere 444J wheel loader, cab, heater, air conditioner, air ride seat, ride control, auxillary hydraulic valve, quick coupler, new tires...... .....................$67,500

1999 Kenworth T800,Cat C12, 13 speed, steerable pusher, 20,000# front, 46,000# rears. ............. CALL

2001 Peterbilt 460 hp, N14 Cummins, 13 speed, steerable pusher, pintle hitch, PTO, tank, pump ready for 20-ft. grain box....................... $28,500

1998 Kenworth T800 460 hp Detroit, 9 speed, 20-ft. Cancade grain box, with beet and grain gate, roll tarp........................................................ $45,500

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FSA to co-host Montana’s Next Generation

Please mark your calendar to join FSA, MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Farm Bureau for the Montana’s Next Generation Conference Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th. “Our association believes young producers are agriculture’s most important crop. We are really concerned about getting young people the tools they need to be successful in their business,” Maggie Nutter, President of the Marias River Livestock Association. “We hope to see everyone there!” Events will start at 1 pm on Friday at the Coyote Club and Events Center in Shelby, MT with Kevin Spafford of the Legacy Project. The afternoon will be filled with workshops and group discussion designed to help producers of all generations start the process of succession planning for their operation. The day will conclude with a roast beef dinner and introductory address from the Curry family who is transitioning their operation along with a discussion panel of local experts involved in estate planning. Saturday’s events will include workshops from 9 am to 5 pm covering production and financial recordkeeping, beef cattle nutrition, herd health management, predator control, marketing for crops and livestock, crop scouting, fertilizer and chemical updates, estate planning, EPDs, genetic selection and many more. There will be workshops designed for both the beginning producer and more advanced producer. Participants will be eligible to count this as credit for FSA’s production and financial management training requirements. Saturday will conclude with a social time including a taco bar, trade show and live entertainment. Participants will be able to spend an enjoyable evening socializing and networking with their counterparts across the state. “This is something that every young producer needs to plan to attend. And as we all get older, this is something we need to be thinking about as well. Montana Farm Bureau Federation is committed to helping with this process and are excited to be able to help bring this event to our state and community,” said Ken Johnson, President of the Front Range Farm Bureau and the District Nine Director for the Farm Bureau Federation. If producers are interested in registering, please contact Lacy Roberts at the Glacier County FSA office at 406-8735618 or lacy.roberts@mt.usda.gov. Registrations are due by Jan. 17th. Cost will be $20/individual/day or $30/couple/ day. Please don’t miss this great opportunity to help the next generation succeed!

Update on U.S. beef, pork exports through September

Newly released export results for September showed a continued strong performance for the U.S. beef industry. Through the first three quarters of the year, exports of beef and beef variety meat totaled $4.52 billion – 10 percent ahead of last year’s record pace. In terms of volume, exports are up 1 percent to 861,715 metric tons. Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for marketing and communications, explains that beef exports to Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have far outpaced 2012 levels this year, with September being no exception. But he also notes that beef exports to Mexico and South Korea – two markets that struggled in the first half of 2013 – have gained significant momentum in recent weeks. U.S. pork is performing well in most markets, including China/Hong Kong, the ASEAN region of Southeast Asia and Central/South America. But on a global basis, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports are down 5 percent in both volume (1.57 million metric tons) and value ($4.42 billion) compared to the first three quarters of 2012. Halstrom says lack of access to Russia (which closed to both U.S. pork and beef in February of this year) has been a significant setback for the pork industry. He adds that while Japan is still by far the No. 1 value market for U.S. pork (through September, $1.41 billion), intense competition has begun to erode the U.S. share of Japan’s imported pork market.


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USED DRILLS

USED COMBINE INVENTORY & HEADERS

5-2012 Case 8230’s luxury cab, chopper, long auger..Coming In Case IH 8120 538 rotor hours, 600 monitor, 900/60R32 drive, yield/moisture, chopper, HID stadium lighting......... $270,000 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, Bourgault 3710 60-ft. double shoot, 6700ST tow behind cart HID lighting, yield/moisture logging......................... $282,000 with conveyor........................................................... $360,000 2011 Case IH PH800 Precision 70-ft. fold back drill, 12” spacing, 2011 Case IH 7120 600 rotor hours, luxury cab, 900/60R32 R1 drive, rock trap, chopper, yield/moisture, 600 monitor............ . 430 bushel tow between cart................................... $169,000 ................................................................................ $272,000 1 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 12” spacing heavy shank, 5 /2” rubber 2011 Case IH 7120 586 rotor hours, rock trap, long unload auger, packers, stealth openers, 2340 tow behind, 2320 tow behind. chopper, monitor, yield/moisture............................. $262,000 .................................................................................. $55,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., double shoot, Dutch carbon knives, 3” steel 2009 Case IH 7120 Pro 600 monitor, chopper, long auger, 780 hours........................................................................ $235,000 packers, 2320 tow between....................................... $38,000

USED TRACTORS

2011 Case IH Magnum 235 with LX790 loader, luxury positive response seat, Navll with 262 receiver, leather, 540/1000/13/8” PTO, 515 hours....................................................... $181,000

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Case IH 2588 764 rotor hours, yield/moisture, chopper, AFX rotor, HID lights, long auger, rear weights......................... $194,500 2005 Case IH 2388 900 rotor hours, long auger, yield/moisture, nice.......................................................................... $120,000 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 1989 Case IH 1660 24.5x32 tires, reverser, 3400 hours.$18,000 Case IH 1680, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger................. . ........................................................Make Reasonable Offer Case IH 1020 flex header with regular reel and Crary air reel, transport trailer.......................................................... $16,000

USED 4WD TRACTORS

USED MISCELLANEOUS

2012 Case IH 500HD 4WD.................................................CALL Ford New Holland 8770 MFD, dual PTO, 3-pt., 160 hp, 7740 hours, bucket/grapple................................................ $69,000 Case IH 7120 MFD with 710 loader, 20.38/85R38-16.9R28, 7324 hours................................................................ $46,000 Case 4490 4WD, good tires, power shift, 180 hp., 5400 hours... .................................................................................. $15,500 Case DX35 compact tractor, MFD, 3-pt., ROPS, 1293 hours...... .................................................................................. $14,500

USED SPRAYERS

New Holland SF115 suspended boom, 90-ft. booms with screens, 1500 gallon tank........................................................ $38,000 New Holland SF115 wheel boom, 134-ft. boom, hydraulic fold, variable rate, electronic end jets, hydaulic pump....... $22,000

Brandt QF 2500 wheel boom sprayer, 100-ft. boom, Auto rate, mix fill, end nozzle kit................................................ $12,000 Brandt QF 2500 wheel boom sprayer, 100-ft. booms, Raven control.......................................................................... $8700 Melroe Spra-Coupe 115, 50-ft. booms, 165 gallon.......... $1900

2010 Case 445S3 skid steer, cab with air, heat, radio, heated air ride seat, electric connector, hi-flow, 183 hours........ $42,000 Case IH 445S3 skid steer, cab with air and heat, air ride seat, hi-flow, radio, 500 hours............................................ $42,000 Bobcat S300 2 speed, power Bob-Tach, heat, air conditioning, 1055 hours................................................................ $35,000

2-2011 Case IH 550 Quad Trac, low hours, one with PTO, loaded........................................................................JUST IN

Brent Avalanche 1084 1000 bushel grain cart, 520/85R38 duals, roll tarp....................................................................... $39,995 Case IH STX480 Quad Trac, luxury cab, powershift, 4 remotes, hi-capacity pump, 1900 hours................................. $248,000 Brandt 20” drive over conveyor grain deck..................... $12,900 Alloway 10”x70-ft. swing auger, hanger bearings, 540 PTO....... . Case IH 9280 4WD, 12 speed Synchro, 4 remotes, 20.8x42 ..................................................................................... $6500 triples......................................................................... $65,000

USED HAYING

Agco Hesston 856 round baler...................................... $12,000

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Brandt 1020 grain cart Brandt 8”x40 grain auger

AFTER HOURS SALES: Pete Pederson 406-228-2912

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WALLY’S OVER DOOR CO. BLACK EAGLE, MT

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Email: wallysodc@optimum.net Phone: (406) 453-1425 • Fax: (406) 452-7516

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John Deere 690DLC Excavator

with thumb. Good running machine............... $23,000

Phone (406) 223-0825

Generators - Generators - Generators

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


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Call Us Toll Free 1-800-247-1220

www.newhollandofbelgrade.com

5900 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade, MT (406) 388-8500

USED ROUND BALERS

SKIDSTEERS & CONSTRUCTION

2012 New Holland L230 skidsteer, cab, air conditioning, heat, mechanical controls, 650 hours..............................................$46,500

ASV RC100-CTL skidsteer, cab, air conditioning, heat, bucket.............................$25,500 Mustang MBH9H 9-ft. backhoe for skidsteer, 24” bucket..........................................$7600 Buhler SB5200 skidsteer snowblower. Excellent....................................................$4800

Yearend Savings on New Equipment

2009 New Holland BR7090, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command, 1000 PTO, 5900 bales..............................................$29,900 2006 New Holland BR780A, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, endless belts, low bales....$26,300 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

USED TRACTORS

2004 New Holland TN75SA, cab, air, SuperSteer, Powershuttle, loader............$29,200 2001 New Holland TL70 FWA, ROPS, Powershuttle, 2 rear remotes, loader....$22,800 2001 New Holland TC45DA MFD, soft cab, heater, hydro, rear remotes, loader............. . .....................................................$21,200 Ford 8N, 6-ft. rear blade. Good running tractor.. . ........................................................$2900 Massey Ferguson 1500 4WD tractor.....$3500 Massey Ferguson 184-4 MFD, cab, 62 hp........ . ........................................................$8500 Allis Chalmers 190 2WD, open station, 3-pt., PTO, 2 rear remotes.........................$8500

2004 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command.................$19,300 2004 New Holland BR780, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup...$17,500 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Bale Command, Xtra Sweep..................$20,800 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Bale Command, Xtra Sweep..................$19,800 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command.................$19,500 2003 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Bale Command, lace belts, 1000 PTO...$18,800 2002 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command..............................................$11,800 2001 New Holland 688, net/twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup...................$15,800 2001 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup.............................$10,500 2000 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup.............................$14,100 1997 New Holland 664, net/twine, Bale Command..............................................$14,800 1997 New Holland 664, net/twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup..................$12,100 1995 New Holland 660, net/twine, Bale Command..............................................$12,100 1994 New Holland 660, twine, auto tie...$9500 1992 New Holland 660, net/twine, Bale Command, 1000 PTO...............................$7500 New Holland 853, twine. Excellent, must see!.. . ........................................................$4800 New Holland 853, twine..........................$3500 1991 John Deere 535, twine. Nice shape......... . ........................................................$7500 2001 Vermeer 605XL, twine.................$14,100

USED TILLAGE & MISC.

Koyker 150 loader and mounts, bucket..$3500 International 2000 farm loader with bucket, no mounts..............................................$2200 Worksaver 3 spear bale handler for round and square bales.......................................$750 Land Pride RB3584 7-ft. 3 way 3-pt. rear blade.................................................$1350 Farm King 100” 3-pt. rigid drag harrow. Like new!....................................................$975 Land Pride RB1572 6-ft. 3-pt. rear blade..$750 Farm King 6-ft. rear blade.........................$450 Land Pride RT1558 58” 3-pt. rototiller....$1990 Land Pride LR1596 8-ft. 3-pt. rock rake....$950 Great Plains 706NT no-till drill, 7-ft. working width...............................................$33,500 Kirschmann 12-ft. hoe drill.....................$2500 Mill Creek 25 bushel ground drive manure spreader. Like new............................$2400 Erskine 960FM 96” front mount snowblower, drive lines..........................................$5800 New Holland 6-ft. front mount snowblower. Like new!!.................................................$3800 Snowmachines 5-ft. 3-pt. snowblower with chute.................................................$1750 Polaris PVT 6x6, dump bed. Excellent....$5600 Farm King Y810E 8x12 unloading auger, electric motor...........................................$2000 Beltec heavy duty post hole auger..........$2800 Danuser 3-pt. post hole auger with 12” auger... . ........................................................$1250 Speeco 3-pt. post hole auger with bit........$975 General 720 post hole auger with 9” digging bit........................................................$950 Shaver post pounders. In Stock.... Save $$$$$

USED HAY TOOLS

New Holland 1069 self-propelled 3-wide bale wagon, air conditioning. Excellent..$35,000 New Holland 1012 pull-type stack wagon......... . ........................................................$3700 Holsher Model 180 bale pack, handles 18 14x18 bales.......................................$4500 2007 New Holland 216 unitized hydraulic hay rake................................................$16,800

RECEIVE A $25 VISA GIFT CARD* when you buy &100 of New Holland toys during the Holiday promo period, November 1 - December 31, 2013. Every $100 in qualitying tools earn a $25 Visa Gift Card.

USED SELF-PROPELLED SWATHERS & HEADERS

2010 New Holland H8080, air suspension, deluxe cab, 2355 disc head...........$96,700 2009 New Holland H8040, HS16 double sickle head, 770 hours. Sale Price...........$77,200 New Holland 1495, gas, hydrostatic, 12-ft. header...............................................$8500

USED SQUARE BALERS

John Deere 467 16x18...........................$2700 New Holland 281 14x18.........................$2500

1997 Case IH 8850, disc header, cab..$32,500 Hesston 6650, diesel, cab, air conditioning, 14-ft. head......................................$16,800 New Holland 2331 13-ft. disc header, 2330BF push frame. Excellent.....................$18,500 MacDon 940 15-ft. multi-crop header......$7700

LAWN & GARDEN

Walker mowers in stock along with Toro commercial and residential units.

Thank you for your business in 2013! And we wish you a Happy Holiday from everyone at New Holland of Belgrade

USED PULL-TYPE SWATHERS

*Visa Gift Cards will be mailed to qualifying customers within 90 days after conclusion of the promotion period. Cards are not refundable for cash, are not transferable, will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.

2006 New Holland 1431 13-ft. cut disc mower conditioner.....................................$19,600 2006 New Holland 499 12-ft. pivot tongue........ . .....................................................$17,700 MacDon 5000 14-ft. mower conditioner. Very nice shape!!.......................................$9700 Hesston 1014 14-ft. pivot tongue, 14-ft. sickle head..................................................$6400


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M & W MACHINE 3 CNC Lathe Work with 81/2" spindle bore ✓ Irrigation Pump Repair ✓ Heavy Duty Industrial Machining and Repair ✓ Portable Line Boring ✓ Welding ✓ Large Lathe and Mill Work ✓ Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Machine Work

Largest Capacity CNC Cylinder Boring & Line Boring within 500 mile radius

1-855-285-0179 or 406-285-0179 Mark Oelke – Owner 20 W. Cedar • PO Box 788 • Three Forks, MT 59752 Visit us on the web at: www.mwmachine.net

CattleWomen promote cooking with beef at DC metro cooking show

The National Beef Cook-Off program, funded by The Beef Checkoff, reached food loving consumers over 180,000 times through pre-show and on-site beef promotion and public relations activities at the November DC metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining show. A total of 45 ANCW members from 21 states worked voluntarily, alongside staff from the Pennsylvania Beef

Council and ANCW. Those attending from Montana were Wanda Pinnow of Baker, Paulette Keller, NBCO Team Leader of Lloyd, Colette Olson of Chinook and Michele Libsack of Livingston. It was the first time CattleWomen demonstrated 20 beef recipes live on stage with local celebrity chefs, Timothy Dean and Michael Colletti, at the Food Lion Cooking stage in front of an average audience of 75 show attendees. The majority of our Cattlewomen worked in the Beef Checkoff both, distributing 6000 delicious beef recipe samples, encouraged consumer to play the “Know Your Beef” game and participate in Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posting as well as Pinterest pinning. New beef stars were videoed a the beef photo booth. Attendees entered their chance to win great beef prizes including a three-night stay at the Rankin Ranch for two adults including lodging, meals, and activities. Four ‘Above All Else’ steak knife sets were awarded to consumer who provided their social media contact information voluntarily in a drawing. Other beef gifts including T-shirts, luggage tags and bumper stickers were given to participants who engaged with us during the show. Abbie Argersinger, from Austin, Texas was awarded this year’s National Beef Cook-Off grand prize on Saturday and was awarded her $25,000 check on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. Abbie’s winning recipe, Cali-Avocado Steak Salad was a hit at the show. A sincere thank you is extended to everyone who planned and worked to make this consumer event a success. All National Beef Cook-Off winning recipes can be found on the National Beef Cook-Off website. ##### My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, “62.” He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, “Did you start at 1?”


Booster vaccinations for beef calves

Michigan State University The leaves are turning and that often means vaccination time for beef producers. Most beef producers do a good job with vaccinations but we should always be looking to improve the efficacy of their health programs. Vaccination programs are designed to aid in the prevention of infectious diseases. For vaccine programs to be effective, they must be designed and administered correctly. It is recommended that you consult with your veterinarian to design appropriate vaccine protocols and choose the best vaccines to meet your protection goals Protocols generally consist of two rounds of vaccinations. Once the first-round of vaccines has been given, be sure to schedule the “booster” round. The time between vaccinations is critical. Most product labels now list 3-6 week intervals between vaccinations. This interval is important to optimize the immune system response to the vaccines. Be sure to consider management options when scheduling vaccination dates. Considerations might include cattle grouping, location, weather conditions, handling facility needs and most importantly, stress accumulation. Be sure to not stack too much on calves in one treatment through the chute. It’s preferred to only vaccinate when processing and do additional management like weaning, relocating, dehorning or castration earlier if possible. Reducing stress will help insure the desired response to the vaccinations and healthier calves downs the road. Read product labels carefully and follow all vaccine recommendations including when to give, how to give, how much to give and precautions when administering. Vaccinate in the neck of the animal rather than in the hind quarter, whether it is administered intramuscularly (IM) or subcutaneously (Sub-Q). This will minimize meat lost due to injection site lesions. Failure to follow the label directions for vaccination timing or administration can reduce the vaccine efficacy and may not provide optimal protection. Be sure to consult your local veterinarian or Michigan State University Extension beef educator for vaccination recommendations. Finally, pass along your vaccination and health information to the next owner. This adds values to your calves and may prevent duplication of vaccine use. Repeat customers are important. The most common repeat customers are those making a profit.

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FLATBED TRUCK FOR SALE 1989 Volvo with 21-ft. flatbed. Power is recent factory rebuilt 250 hp Cat with MT653RM Allison automatic, PTO. No hoist, 14,000# front axle, 23,000# rear, air brakes, pintle hitch, tie down winches, 14” frame. Runs, shifts and drives very well. 286,000 miles...................................................... $9500 obo

Call Bob at (406) 727-8235 or (406) 788-7422

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Statewide Service

All of us at Sullivan Bros. Construction, want to send out a big Happy Holiday Greeting to all our wonderful customers and friends. We hope this holiday season finds all of you happy, healthful and prosperous. We also want to say “Thank you” for letting us serve you in 2013 and look forward to serving you in 2014.

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Simple steps to up your cow herd’s profitability By W. Mark Hilton, DVM, Purdue University

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Fed cattle prices back off record levels

By Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri Fed cattle prices have backed off the record levels of the last two weeks of October. Through Thursday November 7th, the 5-area average price for slaughter steers sold on a live weight basis was $130.95/cwt, down $1.24 from the FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE previous week’s record, but up $6.49 from the same week Case IH 165 5 bottom 18” spinner plow, rigid beam. New mold boards, shins, shares, trash last year. Steers sold on a dressed basis averaged $206.04/ turners. A nice plow...................................................................................................$11,500 cwt, down $3.03 from the previous week’s record, but $11.04 International 140 3 or 4 bottom plow, 16” spring trip..................................................... $1400 higher than a year ago. John Deere 8350 4 bottom 18” plow, new hydraulic cylinder, good hitch and frame..... $1750 November 8th, the boxed beef cutout value for choice Kewanee 15-ft. roller harrow, C tines converted to pillow block bearings on roller shafts........ carcasses was $203.10/cwt, down $1.23 from the previous .................................................................................................................................... $2250 Friday, but up $11.40 from a year ago. The select carcass Melroe 240 12-ft. double disk grain drill with seeder........................................................ $950 cutout is at $189.86/cwt, up 28 cents for the week and up Call 307-431-2615, located South of Bridger, MT $15.30 from the same day last year. Compared to their September estimates, USDA’s November WASDE lowered 2013 corn acres planted by 2.1 million, lowered acres harvested by 1.9 million and boosted yield by 5.1 bushels to 160.4 bushels per acre. They now estimate the 2013 corn harvest at 13.989 billion bushels and the marketing 2009 Ag Shield suspended boom sprayer with wind screens, year price at $4.10-$4.90 per bushel, down 30 cents from 1500 gallon tank, 3405 Micro Trak controller with GPS speed their September prediction. sensor, Ag Shield boom height control, 80 gallon rinse tank, On November 8th the USDA lowered soybean acres chemical induction tank, Redball monitor system, 18.4x38 dual planted and harvested by 0.7 million, increased yield by 1.8 bu. to 43.0 bushels per acre and raised production to 3.258 tires, foam marker, 3 way nozzle bodies, boom wash wand. billion bushels. Their price forecast range of $11.15-13.15/ Asking $30,000 bushel is 35 cents lower than before. USDA’s November WASDE is predicting the 2013 corn Call (406) 292-3660 or (406) 292-3602 harvest will be 33 million bushels lower than the pre-release trade average and the soybean harvest will be 33 million bushels larger. The first week of November news on the U.S. economy is encouraging for meat demand. The U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent during the third quarter. The good news is that was “Find our most up-to-date prices at better than the 2 percent trade www.mtrpwr.com.” forecast. The bad news is that the extra growth was due to a buildup in inventories. ‘04 Kenworth T800 Domestic meat demand Daycab, LOW was up 4.8 percent in August 8 with domestic beef demand MILES! HEAVY Blow Out 00 T o C h oose 2.9 percent. Export de,0 8 3 $ Price Fromup SPEC! Cummins ! mand for beef was up 5.9 perISX 475 hp, Eaton cent in August. 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The December live cattle 9400i Cat13 C15 435 72” HP,Aerodyne Jake, 10Aerocab spd O.D., air ride, 213” ‘04 Peterbilt 379, Cat C15 475 HP, ‘04C15 Peterbilt 379, Cat 13 C15 475 HP, Jake, 10 spd‘07 O.D., air ride, Kenworth W900‘04 CatIntl C15 475 hp, speed, sleep‘07 Kenworth W900 ACA Cat 475 hp, Eaton speed, 72” Aerodyne futures contract closed at 4.11 ratio, dual axles, tanks, dual 51” hi rise pro tanks, sleeper, Prem int alum 3.70 ratio, 250” WB, 63” Unibilt tall ratio, 250” WB, 63” Unibilt tall sleeper, Am er, Class dual 3.36int, ratio, 244”WB, wheelbase, tandem aluminum chrome Aerocab sleeper, 3.36 ratio, 3.70 244” wheelbase, tandem axles, dual aluminum $132.40/cwt up alum 33 wh tanks, exhaust &today, air cleaners, wheels, PW & PDL, air slide 5th wheel tanks, exhaust & air cleaners, alum wheels 80% Tires!! right side window, full gauges, heated mirrors, tanks, heated mirrors, cruise,50% chrome bumper, dual exhaust, power locks. bumper, power locks, powerSTK# $ 50% Brakes! 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4-New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailers with sliding center gate. Each.......$9395 4-New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock with 2 sliding center gates. Each...........$10,395 1-New Circle D 6’x16-ft. bumper pull stock trailer, 5200# axles.............................$7295

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1986 Timpte-Beall 40-ft. belly dump, single gates...... .................................................................$12,900

Transcraft DTL-2100 48x102 drop deck........$22,500

Trailmann 20-ft. stock trailer........ . ...................................$5500

Hillsboro 7x18 gooseneck stock trailer............................$3500

1995 Diamond D 6’8”x16-ft. gooseneck stock trailer........... . ...................................$3900

Kiefer Built 6x20 gooseneck stock trailer...................$3500

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

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2-53-ft. storage vans. Each.$5995 1-28-ft. storage van with side door, lift gate................$4995

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New 18’x83” heavy duty car hauler, wrap tongue, 6” channel frame, brakes on two axles, 7000 lb. axles.................................................................................................... $4395 New 18’x83” deluxe car hauler, wrap tongue, set back jack, brakes on two axles, ramps, 5200 lb. axles.................................................................................................... $3995

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New Diamond C 32-ft. gooseneck tandem dually with beavertail, torque tube...$12,295 New Diamond C 30-ft. gooseneck tandem dually with beavertail, torque tube...$11,595 New Diamond C 28-ft. gooseneck tandem dually with beavertail, 20,000# GVW.$10,595 1-New Circle D 31-ft. triple axle gooseneck with 7000# axles, 12” I-beam frame, folding beavertail, 2 jacks, 21,000 GVW........................................................................$9495 1-New Circle D 29-ft. (including beavertail) tandem dually gooseneck..................$9995 2-New Circle D 25-ft. (including 3 piece beavertail) 2-7000# axles, Each.............$7395 1-New Circle D 24-ft. with one piece beavertail.....................................................$6895

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1-New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck skid steer trailers, 80” wide, 7000# torsion axles, foldover ramps, tread plate fenders, treated wood floor, radial tires........................$5895 1-New Circle D 18-ft. bumper pull, with 16” tires, 7000# axles, ramps..................$4695

2002 Milennium 29-ft. pintle hitch trailer (24-ft. with 5-ft. beavertail) with 10,000# axles and air brakes.....................................$8500

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

New Travalong 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailers......................................$9395 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck dump trailers.....................................$10,395 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer......................................$7995 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer with tarp.......................$8495

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USED TRACTORS

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New Holland 9282 tractor, standard transmission, 4 remotes, 20.8x38 duals (85%), Outback eDrive auto steer, very low hours..........................Just In

Case IH MXM175 MFD tractor, cab, full powershift transmission, loader, bucket, grapple.........Just In Case IH MXM120 MFD tractor, cab, powershift, shuttle transmission, 3-pt., dual PTO, loader, bucket, grapple.......................................................Just In

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Morris Maxim I 50-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, 3.5” steel packers, 7300 Morris tow behind air cart, 8” auger...............................................................Call

(2) 2011 MacDon M150 windrowers, hydraulic centerlink, Trimble 500 with EZ-Steer autosteer, 35-ft. MacDon D60 draper headers, dual knife, split reel, fore/aft, transport with gauge wheels.........Just In

2011 Apache 1020 sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, 100-ft. booms, 5-section control, Smart Trax, Autoboom (eyes), Accuboom, inductor, 400 hours, very clean...........................................................Just In 2011 Apache 1020 sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, 100-ft. boom, Autoboom (wheels), Accuboom, Smart Trax auto steer, Viper Pro monitor, low hours....Just In 2010 Case IH Precision Spray sprayer, 1600 gallon, 134-ft. wheel boom, 300 AutoRate, hydraulic unfold, windscreen. Very nice sprayer.......Just In Case IH SRX160 suspended boom 132-ft. sprayer, Raven Auto Rate, 1600 gallon tank, 4 ball valves, 2008 MacDon M100 windrower, 30-ft. draper header, induction cone.......................................... $36,500 single reel, single knife, low hours.............Just In Flexi-Coil System 67XL sprayer, 120-ft. wheel John Deere 580 pull-type windrower, 25-ft. draper.. boom........................................................ $19,900 .................................................................... $4995 Flexi-Coil System 67XL sprayer, 114-ft. wheel boom, Auto Rate, 2 sets of nozzles.......... $19,900 Make Flexi-Coil System 67XL suspended boom sprayer, 1600 gallon water tank, 90-ft. booms, Auto-Rate, Offer foam marker, rinse tank............................ $34,500 Flexi-Coil System 67XL wheel boom sprayer with 110-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, Flexi-Control, excellent....................................................... $19,900 Ford F250 pickup with Summers sprayer, 300 gallon tank, 60-ft. booms............................. Just Traded

NEW & USED HEADERS

MacDon D60 45-ft. draper header with pickup reel, transport................................................... $72,500

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Case IH RBX563 round baler, net/twine, wide pickup, large tires................................................. $22,900 Case IH RBX562 round baler, twine tie, standard pickup..............................................................Call Vermeer 605L round baler, 6x5 bales, twine, floatation tires. Very good condition......................... $12,900 Vermeer 605F round baler, twine.................... $1995 1992 New Holland 660 round baler, Bale Command, net wrap...................................................... $8995

Case IH 2142 35-ft. draper header, pickup reel, hydraulic fore/aft, transport................... Just Traded Case IH 1042 36-ft. draper header, pickup reel, fore/ aft, transport with gauge wheels.............. $36,500

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Up to 18-month free financing on all used combines – OAC 1976 International 1600 cab/chassis with service body, PTO hydraulics, hydraulic crane, air compressor with large capacity tank, extra fuel tank, gin pole crane with winch. An excellent field service unit. Asking $17,900..............Reduced to $15,250

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Case IH 1480, rock trap, with Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel....................................... $24,900

2004 Case IH 2015 pickup header, Swathmaster attachment. Excellent condition.................. $12,900 Case IH 1015 pickup header, Swathmaster attachment...........................................................Just In 1995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment..................................................... $8995 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 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header less attachment............................................................ $1495 Massey 1859 13-ft. pickup head less attachment..... ...................................................................... $995

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Mayrath 8x60 grain auger, swing hopper, PTO drive............................................................ $3995

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Stefaniak joins NDSU’s pulse breeding program

By NDSU Extension Service Tom Stefaniak has joined North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) North Central Research Extension Center near Minot as assistant pulse crop breeder. He works in conjunction with Kevin McPhee, pulse crop breeder in the NDSU Plant Sciences Department in Fargo, on the development of dry pea, chickpea and lentil varieties that will do well in North Dakota growing conditions. “This was a great opTom Stefaniak is the new assistant portunity to be involved pulse crop breeder at NDSU’s North in applied plant breeding,” Central Research Extension Center. Stefaniak says. Stefaniak, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, earned a bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in plant and soil science and a doctorate in crop breeding from the University of Kentucky. Before joining NDSU, he was a research associate at the University of South Carolina and a postdoctoral scholar at Texas A&M. “We’re excited to have someone of Tom’s caliber,” says Jay Fisher, director of the North Central Research Extension Center. “He is a well-trained, experienced breeder in at least five different crops.” The North Dakota Legislature approved the establishment of a pulse crop-breeding program at NDSU in 2007 because of the need for varieties specifically adapted to the state. North Dakota is one of the nation’s top producers of pulse crops. “We are very pleased with the hiring of Tom Stefaniak as the assistant breeder at North Central Research Extension Center,” says Shannon Berndt, executive director of the Northern Pulse Growers Association. “He brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to the pulse breeding program that was established at NDSU. “To continue to meet growing pulse market opportunities, it is important that we are able to provide improved varieties that meet the environmental and quality needs of our producers,” she adds. “The pulse breeding program is essential to the success and profitability of the pulse industry in our region.”

Food specialist offers food safety tips for the holidays

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The holidays are here and that means lots of eating. It is important to remember food safety when preparing and serving holiday meals, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) food specialist said. Julie Albrecht, a food specialist in the UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said that the risk for food poisoning is higher during the holidays because many people make the mistake of leaving food out of the refrigerator for too long. Perishable food should not be left out of refrigeration for more than two hours. The refrigerator should be at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Use a refrigerator thermometer to check the temperature. “You can cool things by setting them on ice,” Albrecht said. One tip is to remove the lid of party trays and fill it with ice, then set the tray on top. Food should be served on several small platters instead of one large one and should be refrigerated until it is time to serve. Albrecht said when it comes to cooling large items, such as a turkey, it works well to cut it into smaller pieces. “Don’t put the whole carcass in the fridge hot,” Albrecht said. Leftovers should be eaten within three to four days. Solid leftovers should be reheated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and liquids should be brought to a boil. All hot food should be kept at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or more to prevent bacteria from growing in food.


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Sprayers

John Deere 4940 319 hours. Tag #27154 .. ........................................... $330,000 (G) John Deere 4940 750 hours. Tag #27161... ........................................... $297,500 (G) John Deere 4930 120-ft. 20” spacing. Tag #24866.............................. $265,000 (G) John Deere 4930 120-ft., 20” spacing, 1700 hours................................. $220,000 (G) John Deere 4930 120-ft., 20” spacing, 1000 hours. Tag #27297............. $255,000 (H) John Deere 4830 100 ft., 20” spacing, 448 hours. Tag #24250............. $242,500 (H) John Deere 4830................Coming In (H) John Deere 4720 90-ft., 20” spacing, 2188 hours. Tag #27020............. $145,000 (H) Rogator 1286C 120-ft., 20” spacing. Tag #25263.............................. $190,000 (H) Spray Air SP2010 103-ft. 20” spacing, 1000 gallon. Tag #25624............ $102,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 65XL sprayer......Coming In (H) Flexi-Coil 67XL 120-ft., 20” spacing, 1500 gallon. Tag #25275.............. $16,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 67XL 136-ft., pull-type. Tag #26783................................ $25,000 (H) Case IH 160 134-ft., 1650 gallon, 20” spacing. Tag #26992................... $43,000 (H) Case IH SRX160 134-ft.......Coming In (H) Case IH 160 100-ft. suspended boom, 1600 gallon...............................Coming In (B) Loral Airmax 1000 spreader, AutoTrac ready. #24922............Auction 12/11 (G) Terragator 8104 spreader truck. Tag #24921................................ $87,000 (G) GMC truck sprayer, 60-ft., 20” spacing. 1000 gallon. Tag #25371....Auction 12/11 (G) NYB 500 gallon, 80-ft. boom for pickup. #25830................................ $19,500 (H) Summers 60-ft. pickup sprayer, 500 gallon, Honda. Tag #27015................ $8000 (H) Summers 70-ft., 20” spacing, 500 gallon, Honda. Tag #27050............. $20,000 (H) Summer Ultimate NT sprayer, 90-ft. boom. Tag #27128...........................$30,000 (L) Summers Ultimate 1500 gallon, 110-ft. boom. Tag #26148................$40,000 (L) Summers Ultimate 1500 gallon, 90-ft. booms..............................Coming In (H)

Misc. Haying

John Deere 348 square baler, hydraulic tension. Tag #25079...........$11,950 (LV) John Deere 346 square baler. Tag #26870................................... $5900 (B) Freeman 1390 inline square baler, Deutz engine. Tag #26167... Auction 12/11 (B) Hesston 4790 3x4 big square baler. Tag #27059.................................$45,000 (L) Ford 515 7-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #26997..................................$1350 (LV) John Deere 39N 7-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #25404...............$1750 (LV) Ford 501 7-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #26548..................................$1800 (LV) Tonutti 6-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #26780....................................1350 (LV) 2010 9-ft. sickle bar mower. Tag #26541.... ................................................$5000 (L) New Holland 1032 bale wagon, auto tie. Tag #23430............................$5950 (LV) Kingsman round bale retriever wagon...... ..............................................$5500 (LV) Vermeer R2300 hydraulic fold rake, hydraulic drive. Tag #26636...........$13,500 (LV) Sitrex RP4 hay rake. Tag #22995..$850 (G)

Tillage

Flexi-Coil 60SB 62-ft. spreader bar. Tag #20841....................................$4000 (L) International 780 20-ft. folding offset disk. Tag #26878............................$7950 (LV) Krause 907 25-ft. folding tandem disk. Tag #26321................................... $5700 (B) Woods 5-ft. disc, 3-point mount. Tag #26425..................................... $450 (B)

Windrowers & Mower Conditioners

John Deere D450 40-ft. draper head, 370 hours. Tag #26626............. $180,000 (H) John Deere D450 40-ft. draper head, 360 hours. Tag #26627............. $180,000 (H) John Deere 4995 994 14.5-ft. rotary header, impeller. Tag #27151............$66,000 (L) John Deere 4995 14.5-ft. rotary windrower, 732 hours. Tag #27149........ $77,900 (B) John Deere 4895 18-ft. double sickle head, 1084 hours. Tag #27159...... $72,500 (G) John Deere 4890 14-ft. double sickle, 1899 hours. Tag #26855..............$42,000 (LV) John Deere W110 14-ft. sickle head. Tag #27176...............................$102,500 (L) Case IH 8820 16-ft. hay head and 25-ft. draper head. Tag #26537.... $33,000 (G) MacDon M150 with 35-ft. draper head. Tag #24787.............................. $128,000 (H) MacDon 9352i 1857 hours, 30-ft. draper head. Tag #27322........... Coming In (G) John Deere 956 14.5 rotary mower, steel conditioner. Tag #27278...... $26,000 (H) John Deere 955 14.5-ft. rotary mower conditioner. Tag #25506..Auction 12/11 (G) John Deere 946 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner. Tag #26996..............$29,500 (LV) John Deere 945 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner. Tag #26612............... $13,000 (H) John Deere 945 13-ft. rotary, Impeller conditioner. Tag #26710...........$14,500 (LV) John Deere 1600A 18-ft. double sickle swing tongue. Tag #26200...................... ...................................Auction 12/11 (L) Hesston 8100 21-ft. draper head. Tag #26355................................ $21,500 (H) Hesston 1275 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #24759...........................$13,500 (L) MacDon A30D 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #23548.......................... $24,950 (H) MacDon 5020 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #27325.......................... $15,000 (H) MacDon R85 16-ft. rotary mower conditioner....................................$34,200 (G) New Holland H8080 16-ft. rotary disc, 550 hours. Tag #26521............... $94,500 (G) New Holland HW320 2800 hours, 16-ft. double sickle head.......... Coming In (G) New Holland 2550 14-ft. sickle head, 2650 hours.....................................Coming In New Holland 1116H with 16-ft. sickle, rubber roll conditioner. Tag #23394.$5500 (L) International 4000 with draper head. Tag #26317...................... Auction 12/11 (H)

Construction Eq.

John Deere 323DT track loader, 875 hours. Tag #21464..........................$37,500 (L) John Deere 320D 66 hp, 2000# lift, 94 hours. Tag #26913...............$26,000 (L) John Deere 320D 66 hp, 2000# lift, 50 hours. Tag #27417.............. $30,950 (B) John Deere 35D mini excavator, 24” bucket and thumb. Tag #27282.......$27,900 (L) John Deere 27D mini excavator, 18” bucket and thumb. Tag #27281.......$21,900 (L) Bobcat S300 backhoe, 75 hp, 3000 lb. lift, heat/air. Tag #26535........... $42,000 (G) Bobcat 7753 backhoe, 46 hp, 1750 lb. lift, bucket. Tag #26538............ $21,000 (G) International 4140 skidsteer, 40 hp diesel, 1300# lift. #25875...................$4000 (L) Erskine 2118 60” hydraulic snowblower. #25899................................... $1700 (B) ASV 6-way dozer blade for SSL. Tag #24980................................... $2500 (B) Woods 48” pallet fork, fits a skidsteer. Tag #26424..................................... $600 (B)

Lawn & Garden

John Deere 1435 72” deck, diesel, front mower. Tag #26517................ $7500 (H) John Deere 1435 72” deck, diesel, front mower. Tag #26516................ $7500 (H) John Deere X724 62” deck, 150 hours, excellent. Tag #26514............. $8200 (H)

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Round Balers

John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #24893....................$41,500 (L) John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26988................... $43,000 (H) John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26989................... $44,000 (H) John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap only, push bar............................... $40,000 (G) John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap, 1585 bales. Tag #24894..............$41,500 (LV) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26183................... $43,000 (H) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26494..................$31,500 (LV) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #27160................... $36,000 (G) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #27102..................$31,500 (LV) John Deere 568 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #27140...........$30,000 (L) John Deere 568..................Coming In (H) John Deere 567 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #26837...........$17,500 (L) John Deere 567 twine and net. Tag #26219................................ $15,000 (H) John Deere 567 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar.................................. Coming In (G) John Deere 567 twine and net. Tag #26790................................$19,500 (G) John Deere 566 twine only, 12,500 bales. Tag #26377...........................$10,500 (L) John Deere 566 twine and net wrap. Tag #26448................................$15,500 (G) John Deere 566 net and twine. Tag #26298................................ $11,000 (H) John Deere 566 twine only. Tag #26717... .............................................$12,500 (L) John Deere 566 twine only..Coming In (H) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #19554... ................................................$4950 (L) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #23888... ............................................... $4950 (H) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #24895... ............................................... $5500 (H) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #26376... ................................................$5500 (L) John Deere 535 twine only, parts, salvage baler. Tag #26778................... $2500 (H) John Deere 530 twine only. Tag #26045... ..............................................$3250 (LV) John Deere 530 twine only, 5-ft. x 6-ft. bale. Tag #27111..............................$2750 (L) John Deere 530 twine only, 5-ft.x6-ft. bales. Tag #27175..............................$2500 (L) Case IH RB564 twine only. Tag #25129..... .............................................$18,500 (L) Case IH RBX564 twine & net. Tag #26519. .............................................$20,000 (L) Case IH RBX563 net wrap. Tag #27090.... .............................................$14,750 (L) Case IH RBX562 twine only. Tag #23670.. .................................. Auction 12/11 (H) Case IH 8465A net wrap. Tag #24837....... ................................................$6000 (L) Case IH 8460 round baler. Tag #26316...... .................................. Auction 12/11 (H) Case IH 3650 round baler. Tag #26016...... .................................. Auction 12/11 (H) Hesston 5465A twine only. Tag #23671.... .................................. Auction 12/11 (H) New Holland BR7090 Extra Sweep pickup. Tag #26231.......................... $23,500 (H) New Holland BR7090 Extra Sweep pickup, twine only. Tag #27129........ $12,300 (H) New Holland 688, net wrap. Tag #25482.. ............................................$14,000 (G) New Holland 688 twine only. Tag #27172.. ................................................$9500 (L) New Holland 688 net wrap & twine. Tag #27277.................................$10,000 (L) New Holland 664 twine only, auto tie. Tag #26373....................................$7500 (L) New Holland 664 twine and net wrap. Tag #26714................................ $11,000 (G) New Holland BR780A........Coming In (H) New Holland BR780A........Coming In (H) New Holland BR780 twine only. Tag #26265................................... $9500 (B) New Holland BR780 net wrap. Tag #24933.......................Auction 12/11 (L)

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New Holland BR780 net wrap. Tag #24934.......................Auction 12/11 (L) Vermeer 605K twine only. Tag #26475...... ................................................$5000 (L)

Miscellaneous

Bobcat 3400 4x4 utility vehicle. Tag #25299...................... Auction 12/11 (H) John Deere Gator 855D-S4, 4 seat, diesel, 95 hp. Tag #26712............... $16,500 (B) John Deere 825i gas, UTV, power steering. Tag #27299.........................$11,950 (LV) John Deere 620i 4x4 utility vehicle. Tag #26962................................... $8200 (G) John Deere Gator 6x4 utility vehicle. Tag #26887.................... Auction 12/11 (LV) Polaris Ranger 800 XP 4WD utility vehicle. Tag #25668.................Auction 12/11 (L) Polaris Ranger Professional Series, 500cc, 4x4. Tag #26888......................... ................................ Auction 12/11 (LV) Suzuki 250 Sport Quad 2WD, 250cc. Tag #26789................................... $2500 (H) Suzuki 250 Sport Quad 2WD, 250cc. Tag #26788................................... $1875 (H) WE MK 130 13”x70-ft. grain auger. Tag #26899.......................................Call (H) Westfield 10x60-ft. backsaver grain auger. Tag #27383............................. $6500 (H) John Deere 25 gallon electric sprayer for a UTV. Tag #27300...................... $350 (B) Brandt 4500 grain vac. Tag #27094........... ............................................$14,000 (G) Degelman 6000 rock picker. Tag #26967.. ............................................ $17,500 (H) Bale King 2000 round bale processor. Tag #24995................................ $10,950 (B) Frontier AF11E front angle snow blade, 3/4/5 ldrs. Tag #26051............ $2100 (B) Leon 770 9-ft. front dozer blade. Fits JD 6420....................................... $4500 (H) King Kutter 7-ft. rear angle blade. Tag #26177..................................... $395 (B) General Imp BB60 5-ft. rear box blade. Tag #3483....................................... $475 (B) Frontier RB2310 10-ft. hydraulic angle, rear blade. Tag #26688.................. $4200 (B) General Imp 7-ft. rear blade. Tag #23752.. ................................................$1000 (L) John Deere 54” front mount blade. Tag #25152..................................... $975 (B) Frontier AL1572E debris grapple, 6-ft. 4/5 series ldrs. Tag #26049.......... $2900 (B) Frontier AP12D pallet fork attachment for 6/700 loaders. Tag #27414......$1095 (L) Frontier RC2060 5-ft. rotary cutter. Tag #27349....................................$1500 (L) RZ60 5-ft. rotary cutter. Tag #26096........... .................................................$900 (G) King Kutter 5-ft. rotary cutter, 540 PTO. Tag #26753....................................$750 (LV) John Deere 550 60” rotary tiller. Tag #26498................................... $1150 (H) John Deere 665 65” rotary tiller. Tag #27348....................................$2500 (L) Woods chipper, 3-point, PTO drive, 3” capacity. Tag #26422.................. $2500 (B) Loftness 962H 8-ft. dual auger snowblower, 3-point. Tag #26639...............$8950 (LV) John Deere 59” front snowblower. Tag #22951...................... Auction 12/11 (B) John Deere 59” front snowblower. Tag #26178................................... $1600 (B) John Deere 54” front snowblower. Tag #25331................................... $1800 (B) Allied 48” snowblower, 3-point mount. Tag #26427..................................... $900 (B) Shaver HD 10 post pounder. Tag #27279.. ................................................$1800 (L) Wheatheart High & Heavy skid steer mount post pounder. #25876............. $7300 (B) Wheatheart High & Heavy 3-pt., PTO drive, side mast pounder. Tag #27274............. ..............................................$8950 (LV) Shaver 901 post hole digger with two bits. Tag #20775..............................$1100 (B)

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Combines & Attachments John Deere S680 400 bushel, 540 hp, 592 hours. Tag #25657............ $335,000 (G) John Deere S680 400 bushel, 540 hp, 159 hours. Tag #27008............ $352,000 (H) John Deere S670 425 hp, 300 bushel, 200 hours. Tag #27165............ $310,000 (G) John Deere S670 425 hp, 300 bushel, 200 hours. Tag #27164............ $310,000 (G) John Deere S670 425 hp, 300 bushel, 125 hours. Tag #27153............ $325,000 (G) John Deere S670 425 hp, 300 bushel, 125 hours. Tag #27152............ $325,000 (G) John Deere 9870 440 hp, 300 bushel. Tag #26934.............................. $274,000 (H) John Deere 9870 STS 300 bushel, 440 hp. Tag #24850....................... $267,000 (G) John Deere 9870 STS 300 bushel, 440 hp. Tag #24852....................... $235,000 (G) John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 300 bushel, 422 hours........................Coming In (H) John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 300 bushel, 422 hours........................Coming In (H) John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 300 bushel, 575 hours....................... Coming In (G) John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 300 bushel. Tag #26986....................... $280,000 (H) John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 300 bushel, 993 hours. Tag #27060......$225,000 (L) John Deere 9770 STS 300 bushel, 360 hp. Tag #26324....................... $260,000 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24774........................$182,500 (L) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24736....................... $151,500 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 340 hp, 250 bushel. Tag #26901....................... $155,000 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 340 hp, 250 bushel..................................... Coming In (L) John Deere 9750 STS 300 bushel, 325 hp. Tag #25367....................... $100,000 (H) John Deere 9750 STS 300 bushel, 325 hp, 2972 hours. Tag #26619... $118,000 (H) John Deere 9650 STS 2903 hours. Tag #26303.............................. $117,000 (H) John Deere 9650 STS 275 hp, 240 bushel, 2044 hours. Tag #27294... $105,000 (H) John Deere 9650 STS 240 bushel, 275 hp, 3607 hours. Tag #26620... $118,000 (H) John Deere 9610 240 bushel, 275 hp. Tag #26691................................ $70,000 (G) John Deere 9600 250 hp, 240 bushel, 2667 hours. Tag #27283.............. $47,500 (H) John Deere 9600 250 hp, 240 bushel....... . ......................................Coming In (H) John Deere 9500, John Deere 925 head, batt reel. Tag #26567.......... $34,000 (H) John Deere 7720 combine with 224 head. Tag #26708.......................... $11,500 (L) John Deere 7720 combine. Tag #26816.... . .......................................... $11,500 (H) Case IH 8120 420 hp, 350 bushel, 1154 hours. Tag #27046............ $230,000 (H) Case IH 8120 420 hp, 350 bushel, 509 hours. Tag #27039............ $295,000 (H) Case IH 8120 420 hp, 350 bushel, 514 hours. Tag #27038............ $295,000 (H) Case IH 8120 420 hp, 350 bushel.............. . ......................................Coming In (H) Case IH 2388 210 bushel, 280 hp. Tag #26301.............................. $138,000 (H) Case IH 2388 210 bushel, 280 hp, 2042 head. Tag #26622............. $139,500 (H) Case IH 2188 210 bushel, 260 hp. Tag #26132................................ $41,000 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #23651...................... Auction 12/11 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #24823................................ $37,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #24883................................ $31,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #23508................................ $26,500 (G) Case IH 1480 208 bushel, 210 hp. Tag #26398...................... Auction 12/11 (H) Case IH 1460 combine, no head. Tag #26686...................... Auction 12/11 (H) Lots of combine platforms in stock.

John Deere 9560R 4WD, 560 hp, 550 hours. Tag #27163..............................$318,500 (G) John Deere 9460R 4WD, 460 hp, 400 hours. Tag #27156..............................$297,000 (G) John Deere 9460R 4WD, 460 hp, 400 hours. Tag #27155..............................$297,000 (G) John Deere 9430 425 hp, 775 hours. Tag #26966..................................... $239,500 (L) John Deere 8770 4WD, 300 hp................. ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere 8760 4WD, 256 hp, 5737 hours. Tag #26716...........................$53,000 (L) John Deere 8630 4WD, 275 hp................. ........................................Coming In (H) John Deere 8420 MFWD, 235 hp, 5250 hours. Tag #25448..............$125,000 (L) John Deere 8235R MFWD, 235 hp, 855 hours, IVT. Tag #27063...... $195,000 (H) John Deere 8230 MFWD, 200 hp, IVT transmission. Tag #25535..$162,500 (H) John Deere 8300 MFWD, 200 hp, duals, 6975 hours. #25941...........$79,500 (LV) John Deere 8230 MFWD, 225 hp, IVT, 2665 hours. Tag #25535............. $162,500 (G) John Deere 7930 746 loader, 220 hp, 2645 hours. Tag #24936............. $155,000 (H) John Deere 7920 IVT transmission, 208 hp, duals, 4160 hours. #25940..$109,000 (B) John Deere 7810 MFWD, 170 hp, 740 loader...............................Coming In (H) John Deere 7800 MFWD, 165 hp.............. ........................................Coming In (B) John Deere 7730 IVT, 190 hp, duals, 1330 hours. #25945................... $128,500 (G) John Deere 7630 175 hp, 4675 hours. #25942................................ $99,500 (B) John Deere 7600 MFWD, 125 hp, loader. ........................................Coming In (H) John Deere 7430 loader, 166 hp, 2825 hours. Tag #24880..............$126,500 (L) John Deere 7410 MFWD, 120 hp, 4750 hours, 741 loader. Tag #27162............... ............................................$65,000 (G) John Deere 7400 MFWD, 120 hp, loader, 11,950 hours. Tag #26711... $41,000 (B) John Deere 7330 Premium 150 hp, loader, 5500 hours. Tag #26400...... $89,500 (B) John Deere 7330 Premium 150 hp, 2200 hours, loader, grapple. Tag #26863........ .........................................$108,500 (LV) John Deere 7330 Premium 150 hp, new loader, 1375 hours. Tag #26864............. .........................................$113,500 (LV) John Deere 7330 MFWD, 150 hp, 741 loader, ETA FEB. Tag #27105................ .............................................$82,000 (L) John Deere 7230 Premium 135 hp, 741 SL loader, 1550 hours. #25938.............. ...........................................$102,500 (L) John Deere 7210 120 hp, 3300 hours, 741 SL loader. Tag #27423........$65,900 (LV) John Deere 6430 Premium 125 hp, loader, grapple, 723 hours. #25829.$95,000 (L) John Deere 6430 Premium 125 hp, loader and grapple, 2300 hours. Tag #26444.... .............................................$79,500 (L) John Deere 6430 Premium 125 hp, loader and grapple, 3900 hours. Tag #26443.... .............................................$72,500 (L) John Deere 6140M 140 hp, 130 hours, loader. Tag #27158............ $120,000 (G) John Deere 6140M 140 hp, 130 hours, loader. Tag #27157............ $120,000 (G) John Deere 5045E MFWD, 45 hp, 400 hours, loader. Tag #27049... $26,500 (H) John Deere 4600 MFWD, 43 hp, 312 hours, loader. Tag #27302.............. $18,900 (B) John Deere 4520 cab, 125 hp, 9500 hours. Tag #24832.................Auction 12/11 (L) John Deere 4520 125 hp, DuAl loader. Tag #26502................................ $12,500 (H) John Deere 4520 MFWD, 50 hp, cab, loader, 517 hours. Tag #24900............... ...........................................$35,950 (LV) John Deere 4455 150 hp, PowerShift, loader. Tag #26994.............$41,500 (LV) John Deere 4455 150 hp, powershift, JD 280 loader. Tag #27413........$54,000 (L) John Deere 4240 2WD, 110 hp, 8400 hours, cab...................................Coming In (B)

Tractors

John Deere 4120 MFWD, 43 hp, 1150 hours, loader. Tag #27422... $25,000 (G) John Deere 4040 cab, 3-point, 90 hp. Tag #24800...................... Auction 12/11 (H) John Deere 3320 MFWD, 33 hp, 275 hours, loader. Tag #27048................... $25,000 (H) John Deere 3255 95 hp, MFWD, loader, 10,000 hours. Tag #26501....................$34,500 (L) John Deere 2030 2WD, 60 hp, loader............ .............................................Coming In (H) John Deere 2010 2WD, 45 hp, gas with loader. Tag #27051................................$6950 (LV) John Deere 1023E MFWD, 23 hp, 34 hours, loader. Tag #27415................... $12,500 (B) John Deere 1020 2WD, 38 hp, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #26166........................ $5900 (B) John Deere 302G with 6-ft. flail mower. Tag #25209......................Auction 12/11 (G) John Deere 750 23 hp, 626 hours, loader. Tag #26876............................. $5000 (G) Cat MT735 track machine, 216 hp, 3440 hours...................................$75,000 (G) Case IH Puma 160 160 hp, 550 hours, CVT transmission, loader. Tag #27044........... .......................................... $127,000 (H) Case IH STX500 HD 500 hp, 1120 hours, auto steer. Tag #27043...... $285,000 (H) Case IH STX450 450 hp, 1390 hours. Tag #26980.............................. $190,000 (H) Case IH STX450 450 hp, 2350 hours. Tag #26981.............................. $180,000 (H) Case IH STX450 450 hp, 2000 hours. Tag #26982.............................. $180,000 (H) Case IH 485 4WD, 485 hp, 790 hours. Tag #27328.............................. $222,000 (H) Case IH 9380 4WD.............Coming In (H) Case IH 4490 4WD, 215 hp. Tag #26189... .................................. Auction 12/11 (H) Case IH 2870 4WD, 4 SCVs, 300 hp. Tag #24104...................... Auction 12/11 (H) Case IH 1070 2WD, 100 hp, cab, powershift. Tag #27112............................$9500 (LV) Case IH 7120 151 hp, MFWD, loader, 7860 hours. Tag #26689..............$52,500 (LV) Case IH MXU130 MFWD, 130 hp. Tag #26826................................$52,500 (G) Case IH JX95 95 hp, cab, MFWD, 1849 hours. Tag #25900..............$29,500 (LV) Case IH Farmall 95 MFWD, 95 hp, 210 hours, cab, loader. Tag #27045.............. ............................................ $35,000 (H) McCormick CX105 MFWD, 105 hp, 900 hours, loader. Tag #27319... $37,500 (G) McCormick CX70 MFWD, 70 hp, 2700 hours, loader. Tag #27298... $23,000 (G) International 706 76 hp, 7360 hours, loader. Tag #26931................. $8500 (B) International 656, 63 hp, 3-point, PTO, loader. Tag #25638....Auction 12/11 (G) International 444 2WD, 42 hp, 3-point. Tag #26360................................... $6500 (H) International Hydro 84 84 hp, loader, 2575 hours. Tag #26865...................$9000 (L) International 1066 125 hp, 2725 hours, hydro, cab. Tag #27280......$10,900 (LV) Farmall Super M, PTO, 47 hp, post pounder. Tag #25897...........Auction 12/11 (G) (3) Alamo EA414C with 6-ft. flail mowers. Tag #25206-8............Auction 12/11 (G) Agco Allis 6690 87 hp, MFWD, cab, loader. Tag #27092.......................... $19,000 (G) Deutz-Allis 9170 172 hp, with loader & grapple. Tag #25287.. Auction 12/11 (H) Long 460 2WD, loader, 45 hp, 1480 hours. Tag #25975............................. $7250 (H) Massey-Ferguson T035 2WD, 32 hp, 4322 hours, no loader. Tag #27301..$2850 (B) Massey-Ferguson 8450 MFWD, 215 hp, 1900 hours, loader. Tag #27320............. .......................................... $115,000 (G) Massey-Ferguson 4880 4WD, 320 hp, 4 hydraulics, 6500 hours. Tag #25610....... .................................. Auction 12/11 (H) Minneapolis-Moline GB 64 hp, 2WD, open station. Tag #26530................ $5500 (B) Ford 8630 121 hp, MFWD, 7530 hours. Tag #24771.......................Auction 12/11 (L) Ford 4110 54 hp, 6212 hours, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25210......Auction 12/11 (G) Ford 4000 2WD, 3-point, PTO, loader, 52 hp. #25795.............. Auction 12/11 (LV)

Ford 2000 36 hp, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25214................................... $5250 (G) Ford 9N tractor. Tag #25211...................... ..................................Auction 12/11 (G) New Holland TD95 95 hp.. Coming In (G) New Holland 9482 4WD, 300 hp, 95% tires,. Tag #24833...........................$78,500 (L) New Holland TC40A MFWD, 40 hp, 2029 hours. Tag #23505......Auction 12/11 (L) New Holland TC40DA 40 hp, loader, 583 hours. Tag #26450................$22,000 (L) Big Bud KT450 4WD, 450 hp, 9000 hours. Tag #27295.......................... $35,000 (H) Versatile/Ford 9680 4WD, 350 hp............. ........................................Coming In (H) Versatile/Ford 946 325 hp, 4WD, 5377 hours. Tag #25295................$36,000 (L) Versatile/Ford 946 325 hp, 4WD. Tag #25353................................ $62,000 (H) Versatile/Ford 946 4WD, 325 hp. Tag #27190.................................$57,500 (L) Versatile 976 4WD............. Coming In (G) White 2-110 MFWD, 110 hp, cab, loader. Tag #26809................ Auction 12/11 (B)

Drills

John Deere 1770NT corn planter, 16 row, 30”. Tag #25536...................$92,500 (L) John Deere 1850/787 36-ft., 7.5” spacing, 230 bushel. Tag #27012..... $36,900 (B) John Deere 1830/1940 60-ft., 12.5” spacing, 430 bushel. Tag #27324.................. . ........................................ $182,000 (H) John Deere 1820/1900 60-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot. Tag #25282.....$75,000 (L) John Deere 1835/1910 61-ft., 10” spacing, tow between. Tag #26869.$202,000 (H) John Deere 730 36-ft air disk drill, 6” spacing. Tag #24432.................. $55,500 (G) John Deere 9450 50-ft. box drill, 12” spacing. Tag #22937.................. $23,000 (H) John Deere 9450 12” spacing, steel press wheels. Tag #26974............... $3500 (H) John Deere 9450 12” spacing, steel press wheels. Tag #26975............... $3500 (H) John Deere 9450 12” spacing, steel press wheels. Tag #26976............... $3500 (H) John Deere 9400 40-ft., 10” spacing. Tag #26900................................ $21,500 (H) Case IH ATX700 60-ft., 10” spacing, double shoot. Tag #27326...... $127,500 (H) Case IH 700 60-ft., 10” spacing. Tag #27327.............................. $130,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/3450 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, double shoot. Tag #25567....... . .......................................... $74,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/3450 57-ft., 9” spacing, double shoot. Tag #26849.. $65,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2340 57-ft. 7.5” spacing, tow between. Tag #26163... $50,000 (G) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 45-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #26194........... $57,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #24504........... $68,400 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #20840..Auction 12/11 (L) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 60-ft. air drill, 7.5” spacing. Tag #26287........... $18,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot. Tag #27296.. $49,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 39-ft., 9.5” spacing.. . ..................................... Coming In (G) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 45-ft., 9” spacing..... . ..................................... Coming In (G) Flexi-Coil 7500/3450 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24912........... $75,000 (G) Bourgault 5710 40-ft. air drill with 10” spacing. Tag #26534......... $105,000 (G) New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24886......... $128,000 (H) Concord 3400 Tag #24920..... $35,000 (G) International 510 grass and fertilizer, 6” spacing, 12-ft. end wheel. Tag #26549.. . ............................................$7000 (LV) Minneapolis-Moline 10-ft. grain drill, 6” spacing......................... Coming In (LV)

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John Deere 1820 with 1900 cart, 60-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, single shoot. Tag #25282......$75,000 (L) 2013 John Deere 9460R, 460 hp, 400 hours........... ........................................................$297,000 (G)

2013 John Deere 855D 4-seat diesel gator, turbo charged. Tag #26712......................... $16,500 (B)

John Deere 7330 Premium MFWD, 150 hp, loader, 2200 hours. Tag #26863..................$108,500 (LV)

Bale King 2000 bale processor, 1000 PTO. Tag #24995............................................... $10,950 (B) Bobcat S300 1100 hours with backhoe. Tag #26535...............................................$45,000 (G)

John Deere 8235R 855 hp, IVT, 235 hours. Tag #27063.............................................$195,000 (H)

John Deere 7920, 208 hp, IVT transmission, 4160 hours. Tag #25940............................ $109,000 (B)

McCormick CX105 MFWD, 105 hp, loader, 950 hours. Tag #27319........................................$37,500 (G) John Deere 8300, 200 hp, duals, 6975 hours. Tag #25941................................................$79,500 (L)

John Deere 9500, 4779 seperator hours, 925 header. Tag #26567........................................$34,000 (H)

Case IH Steiger 500 500 hp, 1120 hours. Tag #27043.............................................$282,000 (H)

John Deere W110 14-ft. sickle head, 199 hours. Tag #27176..............................................$102,500 (L) John Deere 6430 Premium, 125 hp, loader, 2278 hours. Tag #26444...............................$79,500 (L)

John Deere 9560R 560 hp, 600 hours. Tag #27163.. ........................................................$317,500 (G)

John Deere 4455 MFWD, 150 hp, loader, 12,964 hours. Tag #26994.............................$41,500 (LV)

John Deere 8420, 235 hp, 5371 hours. Tag #25448. ........................................................$125,000 (H) John Deere 9770STS, 732 separator hours, chopper. Tag #27060.......................................$225,000 (L)

John Deere 1830 60-ft., 12.5” spacing, single shoot. Tag #27324......................................$182,000 (H)

John Deere 4890, 14-ft. sickle, 1581 head hours. Tag #26855..............................................$42,000 (LV)

Flexi-Coil 5000 with 3450 cart, 57-ft., 7.5” spacing, single shoot. Tag #26163...................$50,000 (G)

International 706 2WD, 76 hp, cab with loader. Tag #26931.................................................. $8500 (B)

Case IH 8120, 420 hp, 383 separator hours. Tag #27038.............................................$295,000 (H)

John Deere 569, net wrap, 1000 PTO, loaded. Tag #26989...............................................$44,000 (H)


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The deadline for advertising in the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 3. Phone (406) 279-3291.

TRACTOR FOR SALE

John Deere 4010 tractor, diesel, 80 hp, PTO, 3-pt., DuAl front end loader with grapple hook, SN 38055, 3300 hours.................................................................................................... $8000

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Tracking the fate of feedlot contaminants with GIS

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have found that a unique approach to cleaning up feedlot operations—the use of geographic information system (GIS) spatial mapping technologies to track how contaminants flow through the soil—offers its own set of benefits. Cattle feedlots can produce excess concentrations of nutrients, antibiotics and microorganisms that sometimes end up in surface and ground waters. Cleaning up such damage is costly, and the question is how to apply resources to the right areas. Scientists Kimberly Cook and Karamat Sistani with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Animal Waste Management Research Unit, in Bowling Green, along with collaborators at Western Kentucky University, used GIS technology to measure nutrients, bacteria and pharmaceuticals given to cattle that were found in soil samples collected from a 5-acre feedlot used to grow out weaned calves. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. The researchers analyzed the soil for nutrients, including nitrogen and phosphorous, antibiotics used to treat cattle diseases and enhance growth, and microorganisms commonly used to indicate fecal contamination in waterways and soils: Escherichia coli, Bacteroides, and Enterococcus. The study was one of the first to simultaneously measure all three types of contaminants—nutrients, antibiotics and indicator microorganisms—and use GIS technology to map contaminant distribution patterns. The results, published in the Journal of Environmental Quality (2013), showed nutrients, microorganisms and antibiotics all largely stayed in the feeding area at the top of the site’s 4-degree slope. They were distributed in a similar manner with no distinct flow patterns. Results also showed that GIS mapping is one of the best tools available for determining how contaminants have spread, identifying contaminated areas and deciding on which areas need attention. The findings also suggest that cleaning up the site may be more manageable than previously thought, with efforts focused on remediation of the feeding and nearby grazing areas where contaminants were concentrated.

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Winter is approaching and many mammals are getting ready to hibernate. Bats are one of these mammals and homeowners may find bats in their homes, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) program coordinator for the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management said. When dealing with bats in homes, homeowners should focus on prevention, said UNL’s Stephen Vantassel. “Make sure that your house remains tight,” Vantassel said. “Any gap three- eighths of an inch or larger needs to be sealed.” Vantassel said that unlike other animals, bats cannot chew through walls. That means that homeowners should ensure that bats aren’t already inside when sealing small holes. “If homeowners are premature and seal up the house too quickly, they force the bats into the living space,” Vantassel said. “When in doubt, install a one-way door.” A one-way door will let a bat out but not in. There are ways to tell that a bat has been getting in your home through a small gap, Vantassel said. There may be bat feces around the opening, as well as subtle smudge marks accompanied by an odor. A homeowner may have bats in the home and not see them in the living space, Vantassel said. Vantassel said that the bat should be captured and released outside, provided that owners are positive that there was no bat-human contact. Vantassel said that if a person wakes up in a room with a bat, they should assume that they were bitten and have the bat tested for rabies. “We err on the side of caution, even though the vast majority of bats don’t have rabies,” Vantassel said. “This is a lottery you don’t want to win.” For more information on bats, visit “Bats In and Around Structures” (http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/208831e 6#/208831e6/1).


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December 2013

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6-2007 Kenworth T600, Cat, 10 speed Ultrashift, VIT interior, 72” ADAC sleeper. We are going to day cab some of these. Will make nice tractors or box trucks ........................................................Call

2007 Freightliner Columbia 14.0L Detroit, 10 speed Ultrashift, New ITB box, lift axle, wireless remotes, pintle hitch....................................... $75,900

LOckers

2008 Western Star 4900 SA, Cat, 550 hp, 18 speed, 4 way lockers, fresh overhaul with 3 year OPT warranty, unlimited miles................................. $65,000

2007 Western Star 4900 EX, 515 hp, Series 60, 18 speed, 60” flat top, full lockers, wet kit, double frame, 46,000# rears, only 360,000 miles.......................... $65,000

3-2007 Freightliner Columbia daycabs, Series 60, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, air ride, the right length for a 19-ft. grain box........................ $39,500 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper...................................... $56,000

2005 Kenworth W900L, Cat C-15, 475 hp, 18 speed, lift axle, 86” sleeper...................................... $50,000

2007 Freightliner Columbia, daycab, Cat C15, 3 pedal 10 speed Autoshift, engine brake.................... $36,500

2003 Kenworth T800, Cummins N-14, 10 speed Autoshift, wet kit, engine brake, low miles.......................................... $39,500

2006 Sterling AT9500, MBE4000, 460 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, new paint, 488,000 miles.................................. $35,500

1983 Peterbilt 362 Cab Over Engine, Cummins, 13 speed, engine brake, nice older truck............................. Just Traded

8-2007 Freightliner Columbia MBE4000, 10 speed Auto shift, wet kit, engine brake............................................... $32,500 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper...................................... $55,000

2-2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, Cat C15, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, one blue, one black......................................... $49,500

2007 Peterbilt 379, Cat 470 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper...................................... $43,500

2-2007 Freightliner Columbia MBE4000, 450 hp, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, 70” midroof sleeper.............. $29,500 2006 Freightliner Century C15 Cat, 13 speed, engine brake, ready for a box................................ $36,500

2007 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 475 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 72” sleeper...................................... $36,500

13-2006 Sterling AT9500 MBE4000, 460 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, 3.90 ratio, rust free, miles in the 4’s and 5’s................. $29,500 to $32,500

2005 Freightliner Columbia C15 Cat, 435 hp, 10 speed, engine brake.................................... $35,000

2007 International 9400i C15 Cat, 550 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, air suspension................................. $29,900

2002 Peterbilt 357 dump truck, Cummins, 9 speed, 15-ft. Strong box, rear booster axle, low miles............. $67,000

1998 Kenworth T800 Cummins N-14, 525 hp, engine brake, flat top sleeper, 685,000 original miles.......... Just Traded

2003 Interntional 8600i, Cummins, 10 speed, engine brake, 174” wheelbase, short and lightweight, 163,000 actual miles..................................... $29,500


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John Deere 2510 and 2010, personal use tractors, well maintained, very clean. Please call for details and pricing.

2004 GMC 7500 Toter & 2007 Terry Quantum 35.5-ft., Cat, Allison Auto, air ride, 4 slides, dual A/C, generator, fireplace, beautiful setup......................GMC... $35,000 .............................................Terry... $31,000

5-2014 Jets, ag hoppers, sight windows, vented slopes, LED lights, 96” wide, 68” sides • 40-ft. air ride, pintle hitch, dump valve suspension gauge • 40-ft. air ride, dump valve, suspension gauge • 40-ft; spring ride, virgin tires • 40-ft. spring ride, caps • 34-ft. spring ride

2013 Jet sidedump, 45-ft.x102”, tri axle, air ride, electric tarp, push block, LED lights..................................................Call

New Silver Metallic color coming in! Stop and see this hot new hopper from Timpte!! 2-2013 Dakota 43-ft. belly dumps, same as above with rear lift axle & black paint... Call

2-2012 Dakota 43-ft. belly dumps, tri axle, air ride suspension, inside fenders, LED lights.. $42,000 $ $44000

1982 Fruehauf lowboy, MRGN, air ride, 50 ton, flip axle, 21-ft. deck, 4 beam frame, very stout................. $20,000

1998 Talbert dropdeck, 48-ft.x102”, air ride, spread axle, combo.............................................. $19,900 1982 Ford C802 bucket truck, cabover, 370ci, 5 & 2 speed.................$6000

1983 Timpte 40-ft. grain trailer, standard hoppers, spring suspension....... Just Traded

1993 J & L tank, 1600 cf aluminum pnuematic, 4 hopper, aerators, extra hoses.......... $19,900

1997 Dorsey reefer van, 53-ft.x102”, air ride suspension, sliding tandems, cold chute.....................................................$8950

2-1979 and 1-1981 Heil stainless steel, insulated, 7250 gallon, clean tankers................................... $17,500

2003 Trail-Eze 48-ft.x102”, hydraulic tail and 4-ft. flip, Braden winch, stake pockets............................................ $29,500

2-2006 Freightliner Century C15 Cat, 475 hp, engine brake, 13 speed, air suspension, pick your color........ $27,500

2014 Timpte, 40-ft.x96”, spring ride, ag hoppers, S/S front corners............................ Rental Return 1978 Kari Kool tanker, stainless steel, 4500 gallon, spring ride, double conical............................................. $18,500

1955 Trailmobile 40-ft.x96” flatbed, spring suspension, wood deck 10 winches...........................................$7000

1997 Western hopper, 29-ftx96”x72”, tandem axle dolly, all air ride, telescopic hitch, pintle hitch.. Just Traded

2004 International 9400i ISX Cummins, 460 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, 72” sleeper, 24.5 wheels................. $28,500

2013 Wilson hopper, 50-ft.x72”x96”, 3 axle, rear lift, electric tarp, ag hoppers......................................... Rental

1974 Fruehauf 24-ft. hopper pup, 4 axle, spring suspension, telescopic hitch............ $14,000

2013 Jet 22-ft. hopper pup, 18-ft. hitch, spring ride, sight windows......................... Call

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1973 Mack DM 6115; vin DM61154689; Mack 6 cylinder engine, 260 hp, 251,896 miles, 9987 hours; Challenge 9 yard mixer, Theam 39A aluminum maxi swing conveyor with remote, new belt, 150 gallon water tank, excellent tires.................................................................... $10,000

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Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Coordinator Scott Kulbeck presents a check to Speech Contest Winner, Junior Division, Donna Arganbright.

Carter Youth wins Speech Contest, Junior Division

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Donna Arganbright, an eighth grade student at Fort Benton High School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Junior Division - during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings November 10. Arganbright bested other competitors to win $400 for first place. The topic was “What more can be done to protect agricultural production and profitability from natural disasters? While farmers and ranchers are as resilient as anyone, will this be enough to protect agricultural producers from natural disasters? What else can be done to hedge against crop loss?” Arganbright did a commendable job explaining farm programs and crop insurance. “In the current farm program, we have crop insurance. This is a good tool for providing a reasonable safety next for Montana’s producers. I feel it should be continued at all costs. Crop insurance has improved over

the last few years because it can now protect farmers for both yield and price.” The student, whose family has a small grains farm in Carter, noted, “I believe while the previous farm bill’s safety net provided a reasonably strong base of protection for Montana’s farmers, the next farm bill with inclusion on an improved Agricultural Risk Coverage program, will provide an even higher level of safety from revenue loss due to natural disasters for our state’s producers.” The Speech Contest is an annual event hosted by the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation, which gives $1500 in prize money in two divisions. The MFB Foundation’s mission is to support Montana agriculture through education, research and community outreach, with a special emphasis on the development of youth.

UW Extension offers ‘Building Farmers in the West’ in Powell

By University of Wyoming Extension ing the extension effort. A farm financial management course for Participants will be able to: new and young farmers will be offered by • Develop business goals and objectives UW Extension 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays this that align with their values and resources January and February. • Develop business plans “Wyoming Building Farmers in the • Describe their personal management West” will be at the University of Wyostrengths and weaknesses and build plans ming’s (UW) Powell Research and Extento address their weaknesses and leverage sion Center. their strengths The program builds farm community and • Project input requirements and costs farmer capacity through classroom work, • Understand how successful producers networking and mentoring for beginning assess and manage risk farmers and ranchers, said Sandra Frost, • Access a network of community rePark County UW Extension educator. sources The USDA defines beginning producers Information and application forms are as those with less than 10 years of experiavailable at http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/ ence, she said. bighorncrops/. A $100 registration fee will Eight evening classes explore farming as a business and provide tools and ideas be refunded after the business plan is presented. For more information, contact Frost to refine and enhance producer business planning and management skills, said Frost.  in Powell at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@ uwyo.edu. The program also offers a mentor program The program is made possible through during which beginning farmers and ranchthe Western Center for Risk Management ers are paired with experienced producers Education and the Cooperative State Reto provide support after the course. A local advisory committee of producers is supportsearch, Education, and Extension Service.


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Lighter-weight calves as much as $5 higher

Compared to November 11-15, feeder cattle and calves weighing over 600 lbs sold steady to $3 lower. Lighterweight calves traded unevenly steady to $5 higher with the full advance noted on 4 weight steers, especially across the Southeast. CME cattle futures opened the week of November 18-22 1991 Kenworth T600 dump truck, L10, 13 significantly lower which pressured cash feeder cattle, perspeed, lift axle. Nice truck.................$26,000 haps hinting that prices are now descending the back-side of the mountain top. However, lower price levels on feedlot replacement cattle are inevitable this time of year as a larger percentage of these cattle are merely big calves while true 1985 Liddell 60-ton 4-axle trailer with flip, yearling supplies have been exhausted. 108” wide with 19-ft. 6” well, rebuilt in 5/2011, Calf demand remains very good as tight inventories of all new air bags (10), good tires, digital air 2000 Kenworth T800 flat top, N14, 10 classes of beef cattle are now blatant and many areas have scales................................................$55,000 speed, Jake, new bearings in engine, lots sizeable stockpiles of hay and winter pasture to hold calves. Phone (406) 229-1400, Cut Bank, MT more done.........................................$28,500 Backgrounders are also already worried about their ability to purchase grazing cattle next spring. There was some weakenHYDRAULIC BREAKER Rental units ing of calf markets late in Available POST DRIVERS FOR SALE the week of November 18•  Skid loader mount •  Low profile •  Quick and easy on and off 22 as Southern order buyers didn’t want to get stuck with • 8” diameter domed cup •  Full control of post while driving partial loads with Thanksgiv• Very low maintanence ing week coming up, plus •  3 sizes available ~ 500-, 750-, 1000-ft. lb. • Also available for excavators another winter front moved across the Plains with freezMontana Post Driver (406) 239-4824 ing rains and snow flurries. Gold Creek, MT Cattle can withstand frigid temperatures very well, but cold and wet is another story especially on new purchases. Friday November 22nd cattle-on-feed report appeared slightly bearish with October placements comingin higher than most expectations at 110 percent of the same time a year ago. NoOVER 60 UNITS vember 1st on-feed inventoON THE ries were down 6 percent and AUCTION! exactly as expected, while October fed marketings were within forecasts at 101 percent of 2012. The heavier placement figure could dampen wild desires about feeding cattle for the great beef shortage, but the data is very reasonable as most producers were able to hold their feeder cattle to term this fall as opposed to last year’s summer drought sales. Nationwide auction receipts have indeed ran about 9 percent heavier than a year ago for the last several WWW.BORDERPLAINS.COM OR weeks since the government WWW.WESTPLAINS.COM shutdown. But, the recent increase in heifer retention with help from ample feed Simply go to either www.westplains.com or supplies and brisk calf marwww.borderplains.com, click on the “Timed kets should more than offset Auctions” tab and register to bid. Just click on any additional placement Farm Equipment & Construction Equipment to miscalculation. A percentage see our listings. of October’s new feedlot arrivals are likely replacement quality heifers to be grown through the winter months only to be turned out with a bull next summer. Nonetheless, the new (old school) corn price is quickly pouring equity back into catWest Plains Inc Border Plains Equipment tle feeder’s pockets and bol Beach, ND 701-872-4154 stering interest in all classes  Williston, ND 701-774-0957 of feeder and stocker cattle  Bowman, ND 701-523-3296 with cost-of-gains well be Dickinson, ND 701-483-8742  Stanley, ND 701-628-2950 low the expected fed market. This past week November  Hettinger, ND 701-567-4505 18-22, fat cattle sold mostly  Glasgow, MT 406-228-9341 $1 lower at $131 live and www.westplains.com $207 in the beef. Novemwww.borderplains.com ber 18-22 reported auction volume included 40 percent over 600 lbs and 39 percent heifers.

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A different way to think of feeding hay

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture With winter approaching, most livestock producers have already purchased winter hay supplies, but did they purchase enough hay that meets the nutritional requirements of their herds. To answer this question, Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, suggests testing one’s hay for its nutritional quality. Ruminants eat between 2 percent to 3 percent of their body weight in dry matter (DM; feed minus the water in the feed) each day. For example, a 1,100-pound cow consumes about 22 pounds to 33 pounds of DM per day. Feeding 100 cows each weighing 1,100 pounds for 90 days will require 99 to 149 tons of feed. “Usually ranchers think of buying enough hay to provide the number of pounds of hay each cow eats per day; rarely, do we think of hay in terms of pounds of nutrients needed per head per day,” says Fernandez. To get the amount of nutrients in your hay, take a core sample from several bales with a hay probe and put the samples in a quart-size plastic bag, says Fernandez. Keep it out of the sun so it does not become bleached or “cooked” on a dashboard, and take it to your county Extension office. The county office will even loan you a hay probe, says Dr. Fernandez. A hay analysis costs $18. The analysis tells you how many pounds of nutrients are in each ton of hay. Then, check the nutritional needs of your animals against the nutritional content of your hay. Typically, ranchers should be concerned about TDN, a measurement of the energy in feed, and crude protein (CP). A 1,100-pound pregnant cow needs about 11 pounds of TDN and 1.5 pounds of CP daily. If the hay analysis shows that your hay is 60 percent TDN and 9 percent CP, and you feed your cow 22 pounds of dry matter (about 25 pounds of hay) each day, she will get 13.2 pounds of TDN (22 x 60 percent) and 1.98 pounds of CP. This hay more than meets the cow’s needs. On the other hand, if the analysis shows that the hay contains 45 percent TDN and 6 percent CP, she is only getting 9.9 pounds of TDN and 1.32 pounds of CP, which is not enough. “These numbers are not uncommon in Bermuda grass hay in Arkansas,” says Fernandez. “Each bale costs the same, but you did not get as many nutrients for your money in the second bale; you will have to provide supplements to your livestock in the form of grain, pellets or cubes.” Your cow still needs about 1.1 pounds of TDN and a quarter pound of CP each day with the second bale of hay. But, she will be already full of hay, so you now have to substitute supplements for some of the hay in her diet. How much depends upon the quality of the supplement, says Fernandez.

4-H specialists receive diversity enhancement honor

By University of Wyoming Extension Two specialists in the Wyoming State 4-H Office have received recognition for their efforts to expose youths to different cultures. Volunteer development specialist Kim Reaman and youth development specialist Warren Crawford received University of Wyoming (UW) Extension’s Diversity Enhancement Recognition Award. The pair received the honor Wednesday, November 6, during the organization’s training conference in Casper. 4-H is the youth arm of UW Extension, and its state offices are in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Reaman and Crawford developed 4-H youth exchanges with Mongolia through the American Youth Leadership Program funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participants from several states traveled twice to Mongolia, and Mongolian 4-H’ers spent about three weeks in Wyoming this summer. The exchanges were so well received that additional funding was obtained for a cultural exchange to Samoa this year. The visits helped participants “get comfortable with being uncomfortable,” according to the nomination information. The 4-H’ers were taken beyond the customs, language and food and immersed into first-hand experiences of the challenges and opportunities Mongolian citizens face today as the country’s natural, human and technological resources are being developed. Reaman joined UW Extension in 2008, and Crawford joined in 1998.

Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page A49

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The deadline for advertising in the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 3. Phone (406) 279-3291.

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Enrollment up again at CASNR

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Undergraduate enrollment in the University of NebraskaLincoln’s (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is up 5.2 percent over last year, the college’s ninth straight annual increase. “This trend reflects what we’re seeing in the job market,” said Steve Waller, dean of CASNR. “Jobs in agricultural and natural resources fields are expanding. This is a very good time to get a degree in one of these fields. CASNR had its largest ever Career Fair this fall.” CASNR’s undergraduate enrollment is at 2,114, its alltime high. That number includes 15 students enrolled at CASNR through the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Degree programs with at least 25 students that grew in enrollment include: Pre-veterinary Medicine, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Environmental Studies. CASNR’s increase ranked second among UNL colleges. UNL’s total undergraduate enrollment this year is 24,445, up 1 percent from a year ago. Graduate student enrollment in CASNR went up 6.5 percent, to 636. In total, CASNR’s total enrollment including graduate and professional programs is 3,296. Waller also noted that the number of CASNR graduates December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013 comprised the college’s largest graduated class ever, up 6.4 percent to 451. Other numbers from the fall 2013 CASNR class: – First-time student enrollment in CASNR increased 19.9 percent to 434. The degree programs with the largest class of new freshmen were Animal Science, 56; Pre-veterinary Medicine, 54: Agribusiness, 49; Forensic Science, 39; and Agronomy, 35. – Nebraska residents comprise 77.6 percent of first-time freshmen. – The CASNR population is 58.4 percent male and 41.6 percent female. – The top five degree programs based on CASNR enrollment are: Animal Science, 300; Agribusiness, 220; Agronomy, 200; Fisheries and Wildlife, 194; and PGA Golf Management, 111. Biochemistry has a total enrollment of 259, with 85 of those in CASNR and 174 in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Climate change’s effects on timber

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service The effect of climate change on some trees harvested for paper and wood may not be quite as severe as expected, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Auburn, Alabama. Climate change is expected to increase levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. A key question is whether rising CO2 levels will increase the severity of tree diseases. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Brett Runion and his colleagues at the agency’s National Soil Dynamics Laboratory in Auburn exposed loblolly pine and red oak seedlings to twice the normal levels of CO2 in open-top field chambers for six weeks, then inoculated them with the fungal pathogens that cause pitch canker and fusiform rust, two common tree diseases. They then placed the seedlings back in the chambers to grow for seven months. Results showed that both types of seedlings grown under elevated CO2 were larger in diameter, height and weight than seedlings grown under normal CO2 levels. The researchers expected to see fusiform rust increase under elevated CO2 levels because the added biomass would give the pathogen more tissue for infection. They also expected to see reduced levels of pitch canker because the trees would be healthier and better able to defend themselves against the disease. Instead, they found that the incidence of both diseases declined under elevated CO2, while disease severity was unaffected. Higher CO2 levels may have caused the trees to produce higher levels of tannins and phenols, which can help plants fight off infections, according to Runion. The higher CO2 also altered the timing of the fusiform rust reproductive cycle in a beneficial way. Fusiform rust moves from red oak to pine trees by way of spore dispersal. Pine tissues don’t stay highly susceptible for long, and it’s possible a delay in spore formation on the oaks, caused by higher CO2, means spores were dispersed after the pine tissues had hardened and were less susceptible. The research was published in the journal New Forests.


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Montana Wheat represented at Japan celebration

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The indelible link between the Japanese people and U.S. wheat farmers began when the Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL) organized a trade delegation to investigate opportunities for expanding U.S. wheat sales to Japan in 1949. A variety of marketing and education activities followed including a school lunch program and “Kitchens on Wheels” traveling through rural Japan to promote wheat foods. In 1956, USW legacy organization Western Wheat Associates established our representational office in Japan. It is humbling that the Japan Baking Industry Association (JBIA) recognizes the contribution U.S. wheat farmers have made to bakers. The leadership of JBIA invited American farmers to join them in October to help celebrate 50 years of service to Japan’s bakers with a highly attended recognition and award ceremony followed by a reception and dinner event. Representing U.S. wheat producers and state wheat commissions that are part of the Pacific Northwest tributary were Tom Duyck, Forest Grove, OR; Bill Flory, Culdesac, ID; and Chris Kolstad, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee Chairman, Ledger, MT. Additional representatives from the United States were Vince Peterson, Vice President of Overseas Operations for U.S. Wheat Associates, Glen Squires, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Grain Commission and Steve Becker, Outreach Coordinator with the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee. “As a wheat farmer, it was an honor to be seated in the front row at this very formal event as the only guests representing an overseas source of ingredients to these bakers,” Kolstad said. “I was also impressed that they took the time to honor young people who had won speech and essay competitions related to the celebration.” On behalf of all U.S. wheat producers, these representatives accepted a scroll, plaque and gift for the USW Tokyo Office from JBIA President Dr. Nobuhiro Iijima. In return, the USW delegation presented Dr. Iijima with a plaque inscribed with a congratulatory letter signed by Alan Tracy, President of U.S. Wheat Associates, and a handcrafted metal wheat wall sculpture. The inscription on the sculpture is a fitting reminder that people in our world depend on the people who grow our food: “Bounty Comes from the Land and the Work of Human Hands.” ##### In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.

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$29,900

$169,900

Gehl 1083 telescoping forklift outriggers, 10,000# capacity, 4100 hours.

$27,000

Caterpillar 416C backhoe/loader cab, heat, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, 2 stick controls.

$14,500 & $15,500

Case 40XT skidsteer/loader OROPS canopy, auxiliary hydraulics. 2 available one with 970 hours, one with 1550 hours.

$11,900 $26,000 Caterpillar D4C dozer 6 way blade, ripper, OROPS canopy, brand new transmission.

Ditch Witch 7510 rock saw 6-way front blade, good machine.

Clark C500 forklift cab, heat, 8000# lift capacity, diesel engine, side shift, individual fork positioning, 48” forks, 15” rubber, nice lift! Caterpillar 328 D LCR excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, quick-attach, 4400 hours.

$5000

Hyster H60 forklift 6000# lift, OROPS, propane powered, side shift, new paint!

$6500

Caterpillar V50B forklift propane power, 5000# lift, side shift.

$34,500 Kubota KX 161-3 mini excavator new tracks, hydraulic thumb, blade, OROPS canopy, 2500 hours.


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Now Your Factory Authorized Dealer

$44,500

2012 Sidumpr SDR 325 sidedump trailer 44-ft. length, triple axle, push block, 24.5 rubber.

$9000

2013 PJ gooseneck flatbed trailer tandem axle, dual wheels, 25-ft. deck, 2 flip-over ramps, center pop-up.

$6895

$12,500

1980 White single axle dump truck Cummins engine, jakes, 10 speed transmission, 10ft. gravel box, pintle hitch, 90% Toyo rubber, nice truck

Lots of inventory and more on the way!

CALL FOR DETAILS!! Financing Available

PJ equipment tilt trailer 22-ft. deck, 8-ft. 6” wide, tandem 7000# axles, power up/down hoist, 16” rubber, winch plates.

PJ 32-ft. gooseneck flatbed tandem axle with duals, 15,000# axles, 27-ft. deck with 5-ft. beavertail, 2 flip-over Monster ramps, sliding winches, winch plate, 30,000 GVW.

PJ 25-ft. gooseneck trailer 20-ft. deck, 5-ft. beavertail with center pop-up and flip ramps, tandem 7000# axles, 16” rubber.

$2995

PJ 16-ft. car hauler trailer tandem 3500# axles, 15” rubber, rear slide-in ramps. 18-ft. also available....$3250

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 truck with plow 8.1L gas engine, Allison automatic, 8-ft. dump box, 6 new tires, new 9-ft. Boss V-plow, 17,000 total miles.

$65,000 $6450 $12,000 1988 Ford LTL9000 dump truck 400 Cummins engine, 13 speed transmission, Hendrickson suspension, 14-ft. gravel box.

$2795

2013 PJ tilt trailer 16-ft. tilt, 4-ft. stationary, 14,000# GVW, radial rubber.

$5300

2014 PJ 20-ft. equipment trailer bumper pull, 14,000 lb. GVW, 18-ft. deck, 2-ft. beavertail with standup ramps,

$7995

1998 Tredbed utility trailer 5x8 deck, aluminum construction, new 12” rubber.

1973 Ford F700 dump truck 10-ft. gravel box, gas engine, 5 speed/2 speed transmission, 22.5 rubber.

$7150

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John Deere 772 BH roadgrader cab, heat, air, front dozer blade, rear ripper, big rubber, nice machine.

1994 GMC TopKick dump truck single axle, Caterpillar 3116 engine, 5 speed transmission, 16-ft. landscape box, rear hitch, 22.5 rubber.

$58,500 2007 GMC 5500 truck crew cab, 4x4, 12-ft. toter bed with gooseneck and receiver hitches, 19,500# GVW, loading ramps, tool boxes, Duramax diesel, Allison automatic, cruise, tilt, air, DVD player, new 19.5 rubber, 43,000 miles, excellent shape.

Case 621B wheel loader cab, heat, 20.5x25 rubber, 2.75 yard bucket.

$19,000

2000 Freightliner FL70 rollback truck 26-ft. Leadwell rollback bed, remote control, 22.5 rubber @ 80%, Cummins engine, 22.5 rubber, new 15,000# winch.

$7350 $12,500

2006 Maxum boat & trailer 20-ft., open bow, bimini top, full snap-on cover, 5.0 V8 engine, swim platform, lots of storage, aluminum wheels on trailer, folding hitch, new tires, excellent shape.

$38,500

$9000

2012 Haul Mark enclosed trailer 20-ft., V-nose, tandem 5200# axles, new condition.

Lift gate 2000# lift, very little use.

SOL

16-ft. x 83” utility trailer rear ramp, ATV ramps, spare tire, tandem 3500# axles.

$500

$1495

$16,500

$6950

$17,900 $32,500

$2350

PJ 14-ft. x 83” utility trailer rear ramp, 3500# axle, ATV ramps on front, spare tire 12-ft. x 77”...$2250

$9250

2013 PJ 3-axle gooseneck trailer 30-ft. deck, 2 flip-over ramps with center pop-up, 16” rubber.

PJ 14-ft. x 83” dump trailer tandem axle, 16” rubber, tarp.

ATTACHMENTS

1995 Wabash job reefer trailer 45-ft., insulated front office, insulated, side door, shelving in rear, gas-powered generator, wiring, work benches, 22.5 rubber.

$3650

$3250 and $3500

1988 International van truck 7.3L diesel engine, 5 speed transmission, 28-ft. van body.

$6995

$9500

1997 Ford F350 pickup crew cab 4x4, 7.3L Powerstroke diesel engine, automatic transmission, tool box, bed liner, very clean.

Skidsteer snow blade attachments (2 available) In stock: 84” and 96”. 2001 utility reefer trailer 48-ft. x 102”, Thermo King unit, aluminum wheels, air ride, stainless front and rear panels.

$1995 Skidsteer 6-way blade Heavy duty dirt blade.

$6995

1992 Ford F350 pickup with plow 460 gas engine, automatic transmission, 4x4, single wheel, one ton, 8-ft. snow plow.

$1850

$46,500 $18,900

Dynapac Roller 84” smooth drum, Cat engine, new paint, OROPS.

PJ pickup flatbeds 7-ft.x7-ft., 7-ft.x8-ft. 6”, 8-ft.x8-ft. 6”, 8-ft.x11-ft. and full skirt 8-ft.x8-ft. 6” in stock. Starting at $1850.

$7500 Ryan’s 48” articulating log grapple winch, model 6060, good shape.

$3750

PJ full skirt flatbed 8x8.5-ft. tool boxes, gooseneck hitch, rear hitch.

$27,500

Elgin street sweeper dual engine and steering, high dump hopper, 38,000 miles, works great.

$9500

Wacker RT 80 trench roller diesel engine, 33” padfoot, remote control.

$1500

NEW Telehandler bucket fits on forks of any telehandler.

$3000 Pro Tech Sno Pusher 8-ft. skidsteer mount.

$900 ea.

$16,900

New skidsteer adjustable forks heavy duty 48” forks.

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1996 International 4700 boom truck 14-ton Simon RO Model TC-2863, 70-ft. reach, swing out jib.

1986 Ford F800 boom truck RO 110-55 11-ton boom, 8.2L Detroit engine, 5 speed transmission with 2 speed rear end, new rubber, newer engine.

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Professional Tree and Hedge Care Get ‘Er Done Wiest Brady, MT

Contact 406-450-6905, 753-2393 or 450-1968

##### In 1834, Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert brought the first Christmas tree to Windsor Castle for the Royal family. ##### Every year since 1947 the people in Oslo have given a Christmas tree to the city of Westminster. The gift is an expression of goodwill and gratitude for Britain’s help to Norway in the 1939-1945 war.

POWER MOTORS WAREHOUSE GOODIES Some items from the “warehouse move”

FORD—new in box Carpet complete 1989 T-bird. Gray. E9SZ-6313000-AAP........................................... $200 Carpet complete. 1992 F-series. Mocha. F2TZ-1813000-AAA................................... $200 Class 1V tow hitch. 1999-2004 F250. F81Z-17D8126-AC.......................................... $150 1996 Ranger/Bronco II running boards. F67Z-16450-BAA........................................... $150 1997 Mercury Mystique Alum wheels. F5RZ-1007-F take-offs................................... $150 Receiver hitch. U-haul brand. From 1998 Explorer. Like new...................................... $75 New Ford bedliner for 1996 earlier 6.5 box..................................................................... $50 Westfield augers Upper gear box 10” Lower gear box 13” Plus series Winches – several for Westfield augers 36-7 lower tube and flight 31-7 bottom flight section 10” MK series hopper tube and spout head   assembly Pivot connector for 10” and 13” low profile   hopper units 13” pivot connector flight section Westgo/Alloway auger 1003 Prairie gear box. New. For mechani  cal drive Westgo/Alloway

Discs 10” spacer spools, 1 ¾ inch hole. 2 on hand 24” disc blades with 1 ¾ hole. 16 on hand Krause 4x16 depth stop/control cylinder.   New #21-190 Krause hub, part number 908-8-1 stamping Sprayers Flood light kit for 218/220 Melroe Spra-Coupe.   # 6596271 In new box Flood light kit for 3430/3630 Spra -Coupe.   #6596721 In new box Adja controllers. Adja tanks. Adja complete unit A-Mark complete foam marker tank assembly Richway SC-3013 marker system. Complete.   New.

Power Motors Implement – Fort Benton George Fultz 406-799-7459

Fungus may offer natural weed control

By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service A naturally occurring fungus may prove useful in the fight against Palmer amaranth, an aggressive southern weed that can grow at the rate of two inches a day and outcompete corn, cotton, soybean and other crops for resources, potentially reducing their yields. To make matters worse, some biotypes of the weed have become resistant to glyphosate herbicides. As a possible alternative, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Stoneville, Mississippi, are exploring ways to formulate Myrothecium verrucaria, a fungus which attacks Palmer amaranth’s leaf and stem tissues, causing wilt, necrotic lesions, loss of chlorophyll, and other disease symptoms that can kill young plants and weaken older ones. Studies by Robert Hoagland, Doug Boyette and others at the Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center operated by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Stoneville, indicate Myrothecium can wreak similar havoc on biotypes of Palmer amaranth that resist glyphosate and other herbicides such as triazines. To test Myrothecium’s infectivity, the researchers used a filamentous growth stage known as mycelium and sprayed a special formulation of it onto two batches of four-week-old Palmer amaranth seedlings: those with glyphosate resistance and those without. They repeated the same procedure with six-week-old plants. All groups were visually checked for symptoms over the experiment’s seven-day (168-hour) period and then weighed for reductions in shoot growth. Seedlings were most susceptible, with all plants exposed to a full-strength application of the fungus showing disease symptoms. By 48 to 72 hours, nearly 100 percent had died. In six-week-old plants, symptoms progressed more slowly, but there was no significant difference in injury between glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible plants. Both groups showed disease symptoms, most notably chlorosis, some necrosis, and stunted growth. The findings, published in Allelopathy Journal, mark the first report of Myrothecium’s bioherbicidal activity against a weed species with glyphosate resistance.

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CHECK OUR DEALS ON THESE USED DRILLS

2011 John Deere 1830 61-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot. Tag #11820..... 1997 Concord 4012 40-ft., 12” spacing, 2000 tow behind tank. Tag #13018....... .............................................................................................................$18,900 ...........................................................................................................$167,000

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2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, NO air cart. Tag #1469................................... $38,900

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between cart. Tag #9877.......................... $66,900

2001 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3450 tow behind cart. Tag #9912...................... $63,500

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between air cart, nice shape. Tag #10488.$71,900

Concord 5012 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, Concord 3000 air cart. Tag #11856......................... $24,900

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

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Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 7.5” spacing, steel press wheels, 1610 160 bushel cart. Tag #10752........... ...........................................$34,900 1997 John Deere 1780 corn planter, 12 row, 30”. Tag #12060.....$28,500 John Deere 9350 box drill. Call for details. Tag #12568...............$8300 1992 Concord 5612 56-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3000 tow behind cart with hydraulic drive. Tag #12723. 2007 John Deere 1830 61-ft. air seeder, 12.5” spacing, single shoot. Tag #12719................ $140,000 ................................................................. $20,900

Priced AS IS

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Available key features on S-series combines SF1 Autotrac (receiver and monitor included) JD Link capable Pro Drive Transmission Powercast Tailboards and Premium Residue ContourMaster/Lateral Tilt Long Unloading Auger Power Folding Grain Tank

Available key features on 9770 combines Premium Cab Integrated AutoTrac ContourMaster/Lateral Tilt Powercast Tailboard Long Unloading Auger

(2) 2013 John Deere S680s (6) 2012 John Deere S680s (7) 2011 John Deere 9770s

Call for details 406-278-5531

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The end of 2013 is right around the corner Don’t forget the Section 179 deduction Take advantage of this deduction before December 31, 2013 USED MFWD, 2WD & LOADER TRACTORS

2013 John Deere 8285R MFWD, premium cab, IVT transmission, auxiliary hydraulic connect. Tag #12821................................................... $320,000 2011 John Deere 8285R MFWD, IVT transmission, ILS, 7” color display, no ACS steering, premium cab and radio, intelligent power management, cold weather package. Tag #12416............... $223,000 2012 John Deere 7280R, IVT transmission, MFWD, H480 loader, lots more. Tag #12832...... $239,500 2012 John Deere 7260R, IVT transmission, MFWD, H480 loader, lots more. Tag #12831...... $232,500 2010 John Deere 4720 MFWD, cab, hydro, JD 400CX loader, quick hitch. Tag #11811................ $46,000

2010 Case Puma 195 MFWD, loader and grapple, CVT powershift transmission. Tag #13147............ ............................................................... $124,000 2007 Case Puma 180 MFWD, cab, PTO, loader suspension, SL loader with bucket and grapple. Tag #12417.............................................. $98,500 2004 Case Magnum 255 MFWD, powershift transmission, 3-point, 1000 PTO, 4 remotes, fenders, 480/70R34 fronts, 520/85R46 rear duals, Trimble EZ-Guide autosteer. Tag #12276........... $104,000

USED 4WD TRACTORS

2005 Case IH RBX562, round baler, twine/net. #13218..................................................... $15,000 2002 Case IH RBX561 round baler with net and twine, 1000 PTO, converging wheels. Tag #12928......... ................................................................. $12,600

USED SPRAYERS

AFTER HOURS SALES CALL: Jack Hadcock 271-7839 or 899-5657 Burke McCormick 873-2813, 450-3606 Dan Lannen 590-4488 Jake Han 450-3605 Joe Flesch 239-2660 Jim Orr 289-0744 Pat Wheeler 450-1704 Barry MacGillivray 590-4703 Neil McCormick 470-2927 Mark Eney 539-0803

John Deere 567 round baler, twine only, MegaWide, push bar. Tag #13139............................... $14,900 John Deere 566 round baler, 540 PTO, gauge wheels. Tag #10196.............................................. $15,900 2003 New Holland BR780, 540 PTO, extra sweep, bale ramp. Tag #12984............................ $19,270 2008 New Holland BR7090 round baler. Tag #12713..................................................... $28,000 2008 Vermeer 605M round baler, 9000 bales, twine/ net. #12860.............................................. $18,500

1997 John Deere 9400 4WD, 24/6 manual transmission, 4 remotes. Tag #11623.................... $98,000 Big Bud 460/30 4WD, Detroit diesel, powershift transmission, 50% rubber. Tag #10890.... $49,500 2010 Case STX485 4WD, PTO, weight package, auto steer. Tag #12960................................... $230,000 Versatile 900 4WD, 3 remotes, 35% tires. Tag #11690........................................................ $9000

Massey-Ferguson 2675 2WD, cab, air, 3-pt., 3 remotes, MF 246 QA loader, 103 hp. #11973........... ................................................................. $16,000 1994 Belarus 5150. Tag #12189.................... $8900 2009 John Deere 4930 sprayer, 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, eductor, wheel slip, deluxe cab. Tag #11631................................................... $225,000 2011 John Deere 4830 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, eductor, foam marker, traction control, very nice. Tag #9229.............................. $244,000 2007 Top Air 2400 sprayer. Tag #12737...... $60,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, dual nozzle bodies. Tag #12395............... $15,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer. Tag #12134. Call Conrad for details..................................................... $8500

USED BALERS

Versatile 825 duals, 3417 hours. Tag #13506.......... ................................................................. $22,000

USED SwAthERS

John Deere A400 swather with 16-ft. auger head, V10 conditioner, 317 hours.................... $105,000

CONSIGNED EQUIPMENT

1983 New Holland 1495 haybine, self-propelled 12-ft. header, diesel, 3250 hours. Tag #33724...... $8000 White 28-ft. chisel plow, hydraulic fold, mounted harrows, twisted spikes. Tag #33726................ $2750

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Frontline Ag’s Combine CLOSEOUT!!

2010 Case IH 7120 singles, spreader, yield monitor. #13146. Call Cut Bank for Details.......... $224,800 2010 John Deere 9770 STS premium cab, singles, chopper, Contour Master fixed speed & reverser, 2004 John Deere 9860 STS duals, chopper, yield 800/65R32 R1 drive tires, 18.4x26 steering tires, monitor, 936D header, header height & reel resume 26-ft. hi capacity auger, 640D header. #11320...... & float, hydraulic fore & aft reel control, fine cut ............................................................... $313,500 chopper with chaffer spreader, 22.5-ft. unloading auger, small wire concave, 20.8-42 R1 drive tires, general purpose chaffer, Harvest Monitor. #12566................................................... $229,800

2006 John Deere 9760 small grain, 2WD, singles, chopper, yield monitor, guidance ready. This combine was reconditioned 2011. Rebuilt rotor and concaves $11,000 repair. #12801.......... $189,500 2009 John Deere 9870 STS premium cab, duals, chopper, guidance ready, 640D header, 2600 monitor, 20.8-38 dual drive tires, 3.15” header lift cylinder, fine cut chopper with chaff spreader, hydraulic fore and aft reel control, 22.5-ft. unloading auger. #12216........................................ $212,000

2001 John Deere 9750 STS 2WD, singles, 20-ft. unloading auger, 800/65R32 R1 drive tires, 16.9x26 R1 steering tires, twin disk spreader with chaff spreader. #8982..................................... $125,600

2002 Massey-Ferguson 8780XP 4000 pickup header S/N 041151 and 5000 draper header HM60169. #13103. Priced to move............... As Is - $97,500

1992 John Deere 9600 930 rigid platform, pickup reel, chopper and chaff spreader. #13164....... $55,000

1994 John Deere 9600 JD 930 header S/N H00930p661938, batt reel, New Wilray header trailer, always shedded. #10782............... $59,800

1994 Gleaner R62 Ag Leader mapping, 30.5-32 @ 60%, HD finals, 300 bushel grain tank, 2005 MacDon 962 30-ft. header, pickup reel S/N 163500. #10815..........................................As Is - $79,800

1982 John Deere 7720 24-ft. header with pickup reel, spreader, chaffer. #13084................As Is - $9900

Huge Inventory

1997 Case IH 2188 good tires, Maurer unloading auger extension, NO header. #10674...... $54,900

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2005 Freightliner Classic day cab, 475 hp, Cat C-13, 10 speed, 3.73 rears, 2 line wet kit, 410,000 miles................$30,000

1998 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood 500 hp Detroit with 0 miles on cylinder kits, 18 speed, 11R24.5 virgin tires, nice drive tires, new steer tires, steerable lift axle. Just in..................................Call

2005 International Cummins ISX 425 hp, 10 speed, 64” sleeper, 3.55 rears. Cummins recon with only 245,540 miles.$29,000 2005 Peterbilt 379 short hood, Cat 475 hp Acert, 10 speed, 244” wheelbase, 2 line wet kit, flex air suspension, new drive tires................................$37,900

1986 International dump truck, 16-ft. box, Cummins NTC-350, 13 speed, lift axle and pintle hitch.... ......................................$15,500

2008 Peterbilt 388 flat top, Cummins ISX 550 hp, 18918 18 speed, steerable lift axle, nice 11R22.5 Michelin tires, 208,000 miles on engine and transmission, 846,000 total miles, over $37,000 invested in 2012, Herd bumper, FlexAir suspension....... ......................................$72,000

2003 Volvo ISX 500 hp, 600,000 miles on Cummins rebuild, 13 speed, mid roof sleeper, virgin tires, AliArc bumper.......$22,900 2003 Mack CH613 Mack 460 hp, Eaton 18918 18 speed, 46,000 lb double lockers, all aluminum wheels................$24,900

1996 Kenworth W900L Aerocab flat top, 525 hp, Cummins N14, 18 speed, 11R24.5 virgin tires, 2 line wet kit..........$29,500

(Only 3 Left!) 2004 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood Cat C15 475 hp with paperwork for engine overhauls, 252” wheelbase, all aluminum 22.5 wheels, 23” diameter dual 120 gallon tanks, 3.55 rears, American Class interior, 63” sleepers, 2 with 10 speeds... your choice.....$37,500 one with a 13 speed......$41,900

2005 Freightliner Columbia tri-drive grain truck, 24-ft. box, 14.0L Detroit, 10 speed. ONLY 171,000 miles!...............$56,000

2003 Kenworth T800 crude oil tank truck, Cat C-15 (6NZ) 475 hp with 80,000 miles on overhaul by Westlie Truck Center in April 2011, 13 speed, 2 compartment 5000 gallon Beal tank.... $42,500

2006 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX 475 hp, 10 speed, sp40 3.70 ratio, 60” removable sleeper, Tru-Flo wet kit,11R22.5 tires on all aluminum wheels....... ......................................$45,000 1994 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood dump truck, Cat 3406B, 425 hp, 15 speed, 16-ft tub box, pintle hitch with air, 11R24.5 on aluminum wheels, nice interior............ ......................................$27,500

1998 Freightliner FL70 service truck, welder, air compressor, crane on 11-ft. service bed......... ......................................$29,500 2005 Freightliner Classic 14L Detroit, 10 speed, mid roof sleeper, 830,000 miles...$32,500

1993 Volvo Detroit 430 hp, 9 speed, low pro 24.5 tires, 3.91 ratio. 714,300 miles...........$9500 2000 Kenworth W-900 Detroit 430/470, 13 speed, aero cab...... ......................................$25,000 2000 Freightliner FLD112, Cummins M-11, 10 speed, nice virgin tires, AliArc bumper, sharp truck...............................$15,000

1996 International Detroit 430/470 hp, 10 speed, nice caps 11R22.5, good truck......$15,000

2007 Yamaha Phazer long track, only 800 miles...................$4200

Champ All Terrian forklift, Ford straight six, 6000#, side shift, tall mast............................$9500 2000 Freightliner day cab, Detroit 430 hp, 13 speed, 234” wheelbase, 17’8” frame, good virgin tires, 639,000 miles..$17,500

Steerable lift axles Hendrickson Paralift with axle.....$3800 Engines

Cummins N14’s, BCII 400, BCIII 350   & 400, BCIV 400, M11’s Cat C15’s, 3406E’s, 3406B’s Cat 3054 Serial #5YS.............$3200 Cat MXS69658 475-hp...........$7500 Detroit 6V53T........................$5500 Detroit 60’s Volvo VED7C 275 hp..............$4000 We have a large selection of used parts

Reman Crankshafts

Truck Defender Bumpers IN STOCK!!

(1) W900A Premium........$3395 (1) W900B or W900L Premium.. .........................................$3395 (1) Peterbilt 379 Premium......... .........................................$3395 (1) Peterbilt 379 Medium, 3” bars and open uprights.....$3195 (1) T800 03 and older......$2795

Cat 3406E......................... $1250 Cat 3406B........................ $1050 Cummins N14.................. $1500 Cummins 855 BC/SC........ $900 Cat C12............................ $1200 Also available ISX, L10, M11, DT466, C15, Det 60 series

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1982 Peterbilt 359 dump truck, Cummins NTC-350 hp, 9 speed, 11R24.5 nice cap tires, spring suspension, 3.70 ratio, 15-ft box.................................$12,500

1983 International dump truck, Cummins NTC 400 hp, 10 speed, non-steerable lift axle, good 11R24.5 tires, 16-ft. box.............. ......................................$12,500

Transmissions and Differentials

Set of 23160 46K double lockers, 4.56 ratio...................... $3900 Freightliner air suspension with 23160 double lockers, 3.73 ratio.............................. $5500 RTLO16913....$3000 ($1500 core) RTO14613........................... $1500 Most 9, 10, 13 and 15 speeds.CALL Rockwell, Eaton, Spicer, IH differentials - most ratios available

ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS WITH EXCHANGE

BELLY DUMPS AND OTHER TRAILERS JUST IN!

1997 Ranco 35-ft. triple axle belly dump.....................$19,500

1984 Polar aluminum tank trailer, 8000 gallon, 25 psig design pressure, DOT specification MC-307 AL, pump and hydraulic motor.... .........................................$8500

2001 Red River 42-ft, tri-axle belly dump, spring suspension, 11R24.5 tires, lights all work, ready for work................$24,500

(2) 1998 Ranco 35-ft, tri-axle belly dumps, 11R24.5 tires, spring suspension, lights all work, ready for work. Your choice............................$18,500

1969 Timpte double belly dump trailer.................................$7500

1974 Fruehauf 27-ft. end dump trailer, frame type, spring suspension, 11R22.5 tires, Dayton wheels..............................$7900

1997 Cornhusker 45x102 hopper trailer, ag hoppers, 8-ft. sides, 11R/24.5 tires on aluminum wheels, new brakes........$22,500

1999 Custom Built end dump pup, 11-ft. box, good tires and brakes...............................$4900

(Only 2 Left) 28-ft. storage trailers, roll up door, good tires and brakes. Your choice.......... $2750 & $3250 1997 Flowboy quad axle, 18ft. end dump pup, 1st axle is a steerable lift axle, 425 65R22.5 tires, all aluminum wheels, 21-ft. from box to end of tongue........... ......................................$11,500 1998 Great Dane 53-ft. x102” dry van, swing doors, air ride suspension........................$5500

T H E

1978 Load King hydraulic belly dump, very straight, never hauled boulders, lined with plastic......................................$9500

1981 Karikool insulated tank trailer, stainless, 6500 gallon T/A.................................$16,900

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How much hay will a cow consume?

By Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations. Forage quality will be a determining factor in the amount of forage consumed. Higher quality forages contain larger concentrations of important nutrients so animals consuming these forages should be more likely to meet their nutrient needs from the forages. Also cows can consume a larger quantity of higher quality forages. Higher quality forages are fermented more rapidly in the rumen leaving a void that the animal can re-fill with additional forage. Consequently, forage intake increases. For example, low quality forages (below about 6% crude protein) will be consumed at about 1.5% of body weight (on a dry matter basis) per day. Higher quality grass hays (above 8% crude protein) may be consumed at about 2.0% of body weight. Excellent forages, such as good alfalfa, silages, or green pasture may be consumed at the rate of 2.5% dry matter of body weight per day. The combination of increased nutrient content AND increased forage intake makes high quality forage very valuable to the animal and the producer. With these intake estimates, now producers can calculate the estimated amounts of hay that need to be available. Using an example of 1200 pound pregnant spring-calving cows, lets assume that the grass hay quality is good and tested 8% crude protein. Cows will voluntarily consume 2.0% of body weight or 24 pounds per day. The 24 pounds is based on 100% dry matter. Grass hays will often be 7 to 10% moisture. If we assume that the hay is 92% dry matter or 8% moisture, then the cows will consume about 26 pounds per day on an “as-fed basis”. Unfortunately we also have to consider hay wastage when feeding big round bales. Hay wastage is difficult to estimate, but generally has been found to be from 6% to 20% (or more). For this example, lets assume 15% hay wastage. This means that approximately 30 pounds of grass hay must be hauled to the pasture for each cow each day that hay is expected to be the primary ingredient in the diet.

Researchers investigate nut allergy mechanisms

By Rosalie Marion Bliss, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists teamed with university collaborators to validate the ability of a database of allergenic proteins to predict when an individual will react to two or more different types of nuts, a condition called “cross-reactivity.” Soheila Maleki, a chemist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Food Processing and Sensory Quality Research Unit in New Orleans, Louisiana, worked with Catherine Schein and colleagues at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, who developed the Structural Database of Allergenic Proteins (SDAP). ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Foods, including peanuts and tree nuts, contain proteins that are digested into smaller fragments called peptides. A peptide is called an epitope when it is recognized by antibodies, which are immune system components in the bloodstream. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody that is present in higher levels in allergic individuals. When IgE binds to the epitopes, the food is recognized as foreign by the immune system, and an allergic reaction occurs. The proteins between cross-reactive nuts are thought to have similar IgE antibody-recognition sites. The researchers took known IgE binding sites (epitope sequences) from peanut and nut proteins and ran those through the SDAP database in order to predict cross-reactive epitopes in other nuts. The computer-generated binding sequences were then made into synthetic epitopes to conduct tests using serum from people who are allergic to peanut and tree nuts, because their serum’s IgE recognizes allergenic epitopes. The serum allowed the team to match previously unknown epitopes, within the major allergenic proteins, that are known to be common to a variety of nut and peanut allergies. The finding indicates that SDAP can be useful for predicting previously unidentified cross-reactive epitopes, based on their similarity to known IgE epitopes. The study, funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health, was published in Allergy in 2011.


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Select trees carefully to avoid problems

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Daviess County Cooperative Extension Agent for Horticulture undesirable growing conditions for the tree. Selecting the right tree for the right locaIn addition, white pine root decline, which tion in your landscape can seem overwhelmis caused by a fungus, is another problem. ing. Take the time to read more information The white pine is fast growing, so like about a tree in order to match it with the many other fast growing species, the wood site. There are some trees available that is relatively soft. The side branches form in you may wish you had not planted. These a spiral around the trunk and are somewhat trees may seem appealing at first, but 5 to 20 years from now they will break apart or horizontal. This leads to high rates or branch have undesirable characteristics. failure or breakage. Once a tree begins to The water maple, Acer saccharinum, fail, it will continue to drop branches. Most which is also known as the silver maple, is pines have two needles per bundle, white overplanted in the landscape. It is not a good pine has five. These additional needles hold selection. It grows quickly but the wood more ice resulting in additional damage. is soft. In addition, when the water maple Mimosa, Albizia julibrissin, has pretty tree is pruned, it does not compartmentalflowers in the summer but is plagued with ize well. If not pruned properly, there will disease and insect problems. The fast growbe extensive columns of decay. Most of the ing tree has weak wood and is not reliably water maples damaged by ice storms were winter hardy. The leaves do not provide a ones that had been improperly pruned. fall color. The tree will come up from the Another disappointing characteristic roots and produce suckers. of the water maple is the poor fall color. Bradford Pear, Pyrus calleryana ‘BradFurthermore, it has surface roots which ford’, will grow under almost any cultural need to be protected from the lawn mower. environment essentially disease and insect Remember this is a large tree reaching 40 free, but it is extremely brittle. Once they to 50 feet tall. begin to break apart, usually at about 8 to Hybrid poplar or cottonwood, Populus 12 years, they should be removed. If you deltoides and all hybrids, are also fast growplant these trees, do not put them in parking ing, soft wooded trees. They are brittle, lots or other sites where they will damage short lived, prone to decay, and are poor property when they break apart, and do not choices for the managed landscape. Also use them in large numbers. the roots are on the surface. In addition, Other cultivars of ornamental pears are the leaves drop at the first hint of a drought. available with wider branch angles than the These trees have no fall color and are messy. ‘Bradford’ but they are still brittle. Attention Willows, Salix species, also grow fast and needs to be paid to competing branches for therefore are brittle and short lived. They the central leader as well as a large number are prone to internal decay and produce of branches forming in a similar location surface roots. The leaves drop at the first on the tree. Proper and judicious pruning hint of drought. They also have little fall will help these trees last longer, but 20 to 25 color. Under a load of ice, the branches of years may be the life span for an ornamental the weeping willow (Salix babylonica) will pear in this area. bend but lack the strength to hold the excesThe female ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba, tree sive weight. The willows also have shallow, should be avoided due to the smelly fruit. extensive root systems. Make sure you are purchasing a male cultiThe paulownia or princess tree, Paulowvar which does not fruit. It would be heartnia tomentosa, has pretty pale violet flowers breaking to watch the ginkgo tree grow for in April, but it produces a lot of litter. It has 20 years and then have to cut it down due large leaves which can reach 5 to 10 inches to the objectionable odor of the fruit. long and wide. The seed stalks can be 8 to Pin oak, Quercus palustris, is described 12 inches long. Many times this tree is seen by its scientific name “palustris” which for sale in the ads in the Sunday newspaper. means “swamp loving.” This helps to exIt is a large tree reaching 30 to 40 feet and plain the stress we are seeing on pin oaks is not recommended for the maintained in the urban landscape. In addition, they landscape around the home. It also has soft have been greatly over-planted. Disease and wood due to fast growth. insect problems have become significant White pine, Pinus strobus, although very as well. common, is not performing well in the urban For more information about selecting environment. It must have a deep, welltrees for your landscape, contact the Daviess drained soil to prevent white pine decline, County Cooperative Extension Service at which is a physiological problem due to 270-685-8480.


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Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

1 cup butter, softened 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 tablespoon honey and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape a heaping tablespoonful of dough into a 6-in. log. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; roll log in cinnamon-sugar. Loosely coil log into a spiral shape; place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small bowl, melt baking chocolate with remaining honey; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Cathedral Cookies

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter 1 Egg, lightly beaten 3 cups pastel miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1 cup flaked coconut In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir a small amount into the egg, then return all to pan. Cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl; let cool for 15 minutes. Gently stir in marshmallows and nuts. Chill for 30 minutes. On a sheet of waxed paper, shape dough into a 1-1/2-in.-diameter log. Place coconut on another sheet of waxed paper. Gently roll log over coconut to coat sides. Wrap up tightly, twisting ends to seal. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Remove waxed paper. Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 5 dozen.

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By University of Wyoming Extension Students of all majors have the opportunity to work and gain real-world skills at the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Meat Lab – a full packing plant on campus. Kelcey Christensen has managed the UW Meat Lab for five years and is responsible for teaching students the entire process of a packing plant – from slaughtering the animals to cutting and packaging the meat. Christensen hires about 10 students during the year and generally only two students during the summer. “Ninety-nine percent of people who work in the meat lab have no experience in the field,” said Christensen, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The 10,000-square foot lab in the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building offers all meat-processing services for university-related activities. “There is a huge need for people in the food industry,” said Christensen. “Not just meats, but in any food industry. It helps to have that experience.” The UW Livestock Farm near Laramie provides most of the animals for the meat lab. About 50 head each of beef, hogs and lambs are slaughtered between the fall and spring semesters. “That is solely for teaching purposes, some extension work, and when it comes to research, the number could vary,” noted Christensen. “Those carcasses go directly to the cooler. We chill them, and they are used extensively for teaching purposes. Our beef will hang between 21 and 34 days in the cooler before it’s frozen, pigs are a maximum of 21 days, lambs are a little bit less (18 days). They tend to dry out in our climate here.” According to Christensen, the carcasses are hung in the cooler before frozen to allow the meat to tenderize. Beef is required to hang 14 days to obtain the greatest natural tenderization of meat. “The longer the meat ages in a cooler, the stronger the beef flavor will become,” he explained. After freezing, the meat is cut into steaks, roasts, ham and bacon, while the leftover trim is processed into ground beef or pork sausage. Undergraduates do all the work through each step of the process. “For the most part, I oversee what the students do, and I teach them, but I cannot be out there all the time,” Christensen said. “They are out there, and they do all the work for the most part.” The meat lab packages and sells various products to the public, locally and statewide, and is also heavily involved on campus. It supplies some of its meat to Resident Life and Dining Services at UW, and contracts with the UW Meat Judging Team for prime rib and rib eye steaks. “The meat lab processes all of that, and then the meat judging team pays the meat lab to produce all that, then they turn around and sell it to make a profit, and that allows them to travel,” said Christensen. The meat lab is also responsible for supplying and organizing all state FFA and 4-H meat judging contests. The lab prepares meat for a practice contest for students and also provides for the state FFA competition, which is held in Laramie. The Food Science Club at UW works considerably with the meat lab in support of different activities. Every year, lab employees and club members prepare for the annual Ag Day Barbecue with the proceeds funding student organizations and scholarships in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Safety is a huge consideration at the meat lab, and Christensen provides the training. A specialist from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Health Services Section is at the plant every day, Christensen said. “He’s there all day with them, and this is to make sure that they are doing what they say they are doing,” he said. “I am certified for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), which is a system that the government and some corporations have put together to identify hazards within a plant, and those hazards could be anywhere from biological pathogens to physical hazards or chemicals.” ##### A wreath with holly, red berries and other decorations began from at least the 17th century. Holly, with its sharply pointed leaves, symbolised the thorns in Christ’s crown-ofthorns. Red berries symbolised the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated to birth of Christ.


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2012 Case IH Maxxum 125 Tractor

2011 New Holland T4040

MFWD, 84 hp, 3 pt., PTO, 16 speed Power Shuttle transmission. Books for over $31,000. Winter special just $25,500

MFWD, 105 PTO hp, electronic 3 pt., 3 remotes, PFC hydraulics, power shift transmission, 540/1000 PTO, bar axle, front fenders, Case IH L755 loader with grapple and 1 joystick, 520 hours, extra clean. Factory Warranty. Book says $102,100. MVE price just

$96,639

REM bale processor 3600

with grain tank feeder attachment. Does round and square bales. Nice clean unit. MVE special $12,500

2012 Case IH Maxxum 125

2012 Case IH Maxxum 125

2008 Case IH RB564 Round Baler

L765 loader grapple, MFWD, 105 PTO hp, Powershift transmission, PFC hydraulics, 3 remotes, Class 4 front axle, AM/FM/CD radio, one stick loader control, 2 speed PTO, only 428 hours. Factory warranty for 34 months. Book says $105,754. MVE price $97,550.

L765 loader grapple, MFWD, 105 PTO hp, Powershift transmission, PFC hydraulics, 3 remotes, Class 4 front axle, AM/FM/CD radio, one stick loader control, 2 speed PTO, only 428 hours. Factory warranty for 34 months. Book says $105,754. MVE price $98,869.

LIKE NEW with 78 bales. Consigned baler with wide pickup, twine. Wide flotation tires. Only used one time for just 78 bales. Sold new for over $40,000. Buy this like new unit for just $29,977

1995 New Holland 2550

Cab with air, 16-ft. twin sickle auger header with gauge wheels and 2300 series sickle drives. Only 1973 hours. MVE price $27,460

2013 Case IH RB564 Round Baler

8 /2-ft. Pickup Flatbed 1

Really well built flatbed. 2 tool boxes. Priced to sell at $2350

Demo/Rental unit with very low bales. This unit makes 5x6 high density, square shouldered bales. Big 60.4” super sweep pickup with 6 bars and 144 pickup teeth for extra clean fields even in the lightest of crops. Patented sledge roll assembly makes starting bales a snap even in the toughest of crops. Retails for $39,911...MVE Demo Special Just $29,613 Full Factory Warranty & Low Rate Financing O.A.C.

International Vibrashank 18-ft.

Paint faded but in great shape. Pull-type with cylinder and hoses. Priced to sell at $3149

1993 Case IH 8840 windrower

Cab with air, 16-ft. dual sickle header with 110” conditioner, 110 hp Cummins diesel engine, 2 speed hydrostatic transmission. Nice clean older unit priced right. MVE price $23,684

1989 John Deere 410C Extend-a-hoe

Very well kept. Everything works and the pins are tight. 6680 hours. Consigned for $23,867

1979 International 1086

IHC loader/grapple. Good solid older loader tractor. This unit needs a clutch, so we are selling “As Is” Books for $18,650. Come and get it for $8976.

JUST TRADED

1993 New Holland 2450

Cab with air, 14” dual sickle header. Extra clean unit and ready to go. $24,687

John Deere “B” Tractor

Very nice restoration that runs really good. Consigned for $2649

2012 Case IH WD1203 windrower with 16-ft. header. 2002 New Holland HW300 windrower with 14-ft. header. 2012 Case IH Farmall 75C with loader. 2012 Case IH Farmall 105U with loeader/grapple. 2012 Case IH Puma 185 with loader/grapple. 2013 Case IH RB564 Premium T/M balers.

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 406-860-5532, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com


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WANTED TO BUY

ALFALFA SEED FOR SALE Certified Wrangler

Certified Shaw

Call Ernest Johnson 406-357-4182 or cell: 262-3081 or 262-3809

Ladak

International Harvester 642 spinner plow. For parts or in usable condition. Phone (406) 439-3476, Boulder, Montana

NEW 2014 HAYHIKERS AND H&S WHEEL RAKES Financing Available oac ORDER NOW FOR 2014

NEW MORRIS HAY HIKERS 900 & 1400

NEW H&S BI-FOLD RAKES

Call now for Early Order Discounts! Save BIG when you buy before the end of the year!!

• High capacity with a proven design handles most crops with ease. • High speed gentle handling of your valuable crop. • No hang up points when handling the heaviest crops. • Early order and quantity discounts allow us to offer the best pricing. • 12 wheel and 14 wheel units.

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

The Legend of the Christmas Rose

When Jesus was born in the little town of Bethlehem, there came Wise Men from the East bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. A little shepherdess, watching from afar, wept because she had no gift to offer the Christ Child. As her tears fell to the ground, flowers sprang up, which the child gathered and hastened to bring to the Infant. In adoration, she knelt at the crib, so Jesus could see the flowers, and when His blessed little hands touched the flowers, a delicate pink appeared in the center of each one. And so a flower that never bloomed before came into existence—the Christmas Rose. To this day, the Christmas Rose blooms more abundantly at Christmas Time than at any other season.

John Albert - cell 406-860-5532, home 406-947-2203 or Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

BUY EARLY ~ SAVE BIG!!

Early Order Program in effect on 2014 machines! NEW CASE IH WD3 WINDROWERS

CASE IH WORK EZ 3 POINT BLADES

Big Discounts plus low rate financing

Stock Reduction Sale

Power and fuel economy to handle the toughest cutting with speed and quality. These smooth riding machines have cab and rear axle to take the bumps out of any field. A large, quiet, spacious cab makes those long days in the field a breeze. Loaded with features that the competition just can’t match these durable units will keep you going for years to come.

(2) Super Heavy Industrial Blades L 10-ft. width with 3 way hydraulics rated at 225 hp L Retail for $10,505.....Year end sale price $7435 Super Heavy Industrial Blade L 12-ft. width with 3 way hydraulic adjustment. Rated at 225 hp L Was $10,943.....Now just $7756

NEW CASE IH RB564 ROUND BALERS Big Discounts plus low rate financing

Simply the best in the industry. Large, dense, square shouldered 5x6 bales. Built for years of productivity and capacity.

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 406-860-5532, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com


3V Distributing, Conrad ......................................A51 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .......................C49 Action Toys, Billings ..............................................A8 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman ..........................................................A5 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls ..B27, B28, B29 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls .................C44 Ag Wise, Kremlin ..................................................B2 Agri-Tech West, Moccassin ..................................A8 A-J’s Swathing, LLC ...........................................A12 American Pipe, Cut Bank ...................................C39 Automotive Machine Inc., Great Falls .................C28 Baer Claw Welding, Fort Shaw ...........................C50 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank ....................................B25 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby .................................C64 Big Equipment Co., Havre ....................................B3 Big Sky Auto Parts, LLC, Big Sandy .....................B2 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad ...................... A36, A37 Big Sky Hydraulics, Great Falls ..........................A50 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn........A32 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby ......................A17 Bootlegger Realty, Chester .................................C19 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank ..........................................C64 Buckley Auction ..................................................A12 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls ...C11, C24 Case IH Dealers .................................................C59 Charles Moore, Inc. Miles City ............................C14 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula.............................C13 Circle Ag Show, Circle ........................................B18 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..........................B14 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks ...........C48 Clearwater Montana Properties, Trampus Corder, Fort Benton ............................................................A22 Clearview Seed, Denton .....................................C31 Courtesy Ford, Conrad .......................................C51 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston .........................B16 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber ............................................................C24 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank .....................................C24 Danielson Enterprises, Melstone........................B18 Dave’s Repair LLC, Charlo .................................C31 Denny’s Service & Repair, Black Eagle ..............C31 DeVoe’s, Valier ....................................................C22 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby ..................................C26 Diesel Power Parts & Machine, East Missoula ......... ..............................................................C34, C37 Dietz Auto & Truck Salvage, Billings ...................B10 Dirkes’, Fairfield & Choteau ................................B31 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman...............C18 Dry Fork Ag, Ledger ...........................................C34 Durnell Fencing, Valier ........................................C50 Eagle Equipment, Belgrade ................................B12

Index

Eddy Bauer, Wolf Point .......................................C60 Enduraplas, Neche ND .......................................A42 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls..... A52, A53 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish .....................C38 Farm Equipment Sales, Glasgow, Plentywood, Culbertson, Circle ......................C7, C8, C9, C10 Farm Tech, (Doug Weist) Choteau ......................A32 First State Bank, Shelby .....................................A17 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton ............. A6, C52 Flaman Rentals ..................................................C27 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power .................. A13, C49 Fosse Insurance Agency, Great Falls .................C30 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness ...................................C5 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls ........... ....................A15, A33, A47, C17, C32, C42, C55 Frontline Ag Dillon (formerly Dillon Imp), Dillon ..A59 Frontline Ag, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon ..................................... A30, A54, A55, A56, A57 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad ................C30 Gerber’s, Great Falls.................................. A26, C50 Get ‘Er Done, Brady ................................... A54, C12 GL Appraisal & Brokerage, Glenn Larson, Opheim .......................................................................C36 Glasgow Implement, Glasgow ............................A27 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy .....................A20 Grandberg Autobody Repair, Havre ...................C46 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier ............C57 Grossenburg Equipment, Winner, Pierre, Philip SD, Wayne, Bloomfield, Harrington, Laurel NE .....C47 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin .................A42 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena ........B30 Henke Enterprises, Chester ................................A9 Highline Communications, Cut Bank ..................C52 Hi-Hog Equipment ..............................................B11 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls ..........B7, B8, B9 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank .................B5 I-State Truck Center, Missoula ............................B11 ITB (Intercontinental Truck Body), Conrad ............A2 J & M Trailer Sales, Laurel ..................................B32 J.A.R.R., Choteau ...............................................C12 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook .................. B6, B20 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte .......................C39 K.R. Rauch Company, Billings ............................C25 Krogmann Mfg. ...................................................C54 Lewis Cattle Oiler Co, Russ Baker........................A6 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown............A14, A62, C13

LM Machinery, Missoula .....................................C16 Lost Valley Fence, Fairfield ...................................A4 M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND .............C33 M & W Machine, Three Forks .............................A30 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls ...............C54 Midland Implement , Billings ...............................C30 Milk River Co-op, Big Sandy, Chinook, Havre, Malta, Rudyard, Turner ..............................................A50 Mills Motors, Fairfield ..........................................C11 MK Industries, Conrad ........................................A31 Montana Land Auctions, PSP Productions, Hobson ................................................................ A8, C26 Montana Metal Fabrications, Inc, Great Falls .....A62 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek .......................A48 Montana Post Frame, Townsend .........................A46 Montana Shed Center, Great Falls .....................B13 Montana Tractor, Inc., Kalispell ...........................A49 Moodie Implement, Havre, Lewistown, Great Falls, Livingston, Belgrade................A7, A39, A40, A41 Motor Power, Great Falls ....................................A34 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..........................B21 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville ........B10 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup ... A63, A64 Nardinger Irrigation, Great Falls .........................B17 Neal Law, P.C., Conrad .......................................A30 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ....................A29 New Homes of the Future, Billings .....................A16 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ..............................C29 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ....................................A43 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls ............... A28, C40 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point ..............A38 Northwest Plastics, Libby ...................................A18 Pacific Recycling, Great Falls .............................C53 Patty Seaman Homes, Kalispell .........................C51 PD Feeders, LLC, Arvada, CO ...........................A32 Performance Ag Services, Conrad .....................A24 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton ...... A54, A62 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ..........A24 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad ................. A46, C44 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..................B16 Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Chinook .C14, C15 RDO Equipment, Billings ....................................C56 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell ................C62 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River ...............................B12 Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond .C61 Scenic City Trailer Sales, Belgrade .......................C6

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SeedMaster ........................................................A10 Shobe Auction & United Country Realty, Lewistown .......................................................................C18 Shop Specialties, Ronan ....................................C40 Shortline Ag, Inc, Scobey ...................................B19 So-Lo Air, Valier ....................................................B1 Sod Buster Sales, Polson ..........................C23, C46 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..............C36 Steel Etc, Great Falls .........................................C43 Steinhatchee, Lance Nelson, Stevensville..........C38 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon ..........................B24 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .............A31 Sunrise Equipment, Sidney ................................B15 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ........... A60, A62 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester .......................A52 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ..................................C64 The Gear House, Helena....................................A61 The Repair Shop, Choteau .................................C56 The Truck Shop of Billings ..................................A58 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester ...................................C53 Tilleman Motor Company, Havre ........................B23 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange.....................................C23 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Denton, Billings ............................ C20, C21, C23 Tractor & Equipment, Great Falls, Billings, Williston, ND ..................................................................C41 Transport Equipment, Missoula ............................B4 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ............................C61 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker..........................B16 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton ............... A16, C58 Tri-County Implement, Sidney...............................A3 Triple T Sales, Chinook .......................................A35 Triple W Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan A25 Vaughn Truck, Havre ...........................................B17 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester ................ A21, C37 Wally’s Over Door Co., Great Falls .....................A28 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad...............................C56 West Plains Implement, Beach, Dickinson, Bowman, Hettinger................................................ A48, C35 Western Hay Brokers, Burns WY........................C18 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula ..........C45 Western Trailer Sales, Havre ..............................A61 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ........................B16 Wild Horse Seed, Havre .....................................A49 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton .......................C4 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .......................C33 Xl Feeds LLC, McConkey, Warren & Trevor, Kalispell .......................................................................A19 Yellowstone Country Motors, Livingston ...............A2 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade, Ronan ..........C28 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow ............................. C1, C2, C3 Zomer Truck, Conrad.A19, A38, A44, A45, C49, C60

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Luke Redd 279-3469 or 450-1917 Jace Redd 431-7769 104 Wingina Road Valier, Montana


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HAY FOR SALE

170 ton Grass/Alfalfa (Not CRP) – Round Bales – Net Wrap

Phone 406-279-3504, Valier, MT - Leave message

TRAILER & GENERATOR FOR SALE Low boy trailer, detach gooseneck, tandem axle, new deck.................................................................... $15,000 480 V - 60 KW generator, 3 phase, PTO driven........ $7000

Call Enos Miller at (406) 293-1877

BIG SKY AUTO PARTS, LLC •  Auto parts   •  Truck parts •  Sprayer parts

We do our best to get what you need! Under new ownership - Chris Pegar Phone (406) 378-2171 Big Sandy, Montana

Beef science and nutrition around the globe By Melissa Slagle, Beef Board

This September, the beef checkoff’s nutrition research team headed to Granada, Spain for the prestigious International Congress of Nutrition at which the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) hosted a symposium titled “Protein Requirements throughout the Lifecycle.” An impressive line-up of internationally-renowned nutrition scientists highlighted the importance of high quality protein, as found in red meat. One such presentation was delivered by Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM, professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut, on behalf of the checkoff. The importance and power of protein is gaining more traction in scientific academia; this was the industry’s chance to share ground-breaking research with key influencers, opinion leaders and policy makers in the global nutrition world. Rodriguez outlined research suggesting dietary protein requirements may well be higher than current recommendations suggest; functional outcomes becoming an increasingly important measure. Rodriguez also addressed the myth around protein and bone health, dismissing claims that protein increases net calcium losses.

“At least two meals a day, one of which is breakfast, each containing 25-30g of highquality protein foods such as red meat, are needed to maximize the rebuilding of muscle protein. One 3- to 4-ounce cooked serving of beef contains 25-30 grams of high quality protein,” says Rodriguez. “Over the last decade, the beef checkoff’s research investment has played a pivotal role in improving understanding of protein’s role in optimal health. Today we know that many individuals benefit from incorporating more high quality protein into their diet.” Also on October. 2-3, 2013, more than 60 nutrition researchers and thought leaders, including Becky Walth, South Dakota beef producer serving on the checkoff’s nutrition and health subcommittee, convened in Washington, D.C., to review and discuss new research on protein and its role in public health during Protein Summit 2.0. The Protein Summit 2.0 agenda was designed to facilitate an interactive, scientific dialogue and explore the unique opportunities for protein’s role in human health, and focus on how to help Americans optimize protein intake for improved health. “This credible research stemming from our beef checkoff investment and published by the researchers, is making its way to consumers and that’s exciting,” says Walth. “People are looking at other meal options rather than just dinner. The consensus that beef can be part of meals where we typically don’t find beef, spreading the protein consumption out throughout the day, is a great practical translation for our product.” Rodriguez, who serves on the Protein Summit 2.0 steering committee, says the Summit included detailed research panel presentations and robust discussion on how to advance the science and identify pathways to help people optimize protein intake for health. “Experts covered everything from weight management, to lipid and glucose function, to healthy aging and building healthier protein-rich diets within calorie goals,” says Rodriguez. “The Summit then focused on ways to work with healthcare practitioners Check us out for all your sprayer to translate and apply the scientific research to consumer parts & supplies! Including hose, lifestyles. “The beef checkoff led the valves, fittings & more! development of the Protein Summit 2.0, with financial support from the Dairy Research Institute, Global Dairy - Anhydrous Platform, Egg Nutrition Center, Hillshire Brands and National Pork Board. For more information about your beef checkoff investment, visit MyBeefCheckoff.com

Thank you for letting

us serve you in 2013 and we look forward to assisting you in 2014.

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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

WAYLAND WALLS Parts Manager 888-265-9554 406-265-9554

406-265-9554 OR 888-265-9554

Email: bigequip@bigequipment.com

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

TIM HARMON CELL: 406-552-9143 OFFICE: 406-265-9554

We have various Seed Master drills available - Pricing varies per drill

New Seed Master Drills - 50-ft. x12”, 54-ft.x12” (can be increased to 60-ft.), 70-ft.x12”, 70-ft.x12” with 300 BV on board seed tank with Zone Command individual row metering. Tank’s Available - 300 TD 820 BV (tow between) TBTW or (tow behind) TB.

All drills have dual castering wheels - tire in tire packer - auto packing pressure

New Authorized Versatile Dealer

IN STOCK: NEW Versatile 535 tractor.......................Call for details! IN STOCK: NEW Versatile 550 tractor.......................Call for details!

IN STOCK: NEW Versatile RT490 combine..............Call for details! IN STOCK: NEW Versatile 2375 tractor.....................Call for details!

COMBINES

(2) 2011 Case IH 8120s one with 274 hours, one with 276 hours..CALL 2004 Case IH 8010 2040 separator hours, 2700 engine hours, has IH 2020 30-ft. flex head, upgraded Monitor Pro 600, Contour Master, chopper, long auger, moisture/yield, new rotary drive kit................... . ...................................................................Combine only $175,000 With header.........................................................................$200,000 2011 Case IH 7120 600 separator hours, hopper topper, chopper, Pro 600 monitor.........................................................................$228,500 2011 Case IH 7088 573 hours, Color Touch monitor, chopper..$185,000 1993 Case IH 1688 3243 engine hours, new heavy clean grain boot with cross auger, update to 11/4” shaft..........................................$45,000 1988 Case IH 1680 Stk#: 1701........................................................ Call Case IH 1680 with header, 4112 hours. Stk#: 1689...................$29,500 1996 New Holland TR98 2621 separator hours, a lot of recent work done. Very clean unit..............................................................$55,000 1987 New Holland TR96 3000 separator hours........................$39,000

2011 John Deere 9870STS Top of the line. All options. Like new. Shedded and waxed yearly......................................................................... Call John Deere 9770 750 separator hours, custom cutter package duals, 2WD, nice machine..............................................................$195,000 2003 John Deere 9750 1792 separator hours, 925 header.....$110,000 John Deere 9660 STS, 1200 engine hours, chopper, 30-ft. auger, 18.4x42 singles, bin extensions........................................................$182,000 2003 John Deere 9650 STS, 2734 separator hours, chopper.$110,000 1991 John Deere 9500 2966 engine hours, 2300 separator hours........ . ............................................................................................$45,000 2004 Cat Challenger 670 600 separator hours, with pickup....$155,000 1995 Gleaner R62 2918 separator hours. Stk#: 1693................$39,500 Gleaner R60, 2882 hours...........................................................$22,500 Gleaner R Series, pickup header with attachment.......................$6500 Gleaner N6, 2250 hours, 24-ft. header and pickup reel.............$10,000 1983 Gleaner N7........................................................................$10,000

OTHER AIR & CONVENTIONAL DRILLS

2011 Seed Hawk 84-ft. drill, 800 bushel tank, 12” spacing, 2500 gallon liquid tank........................................................................... $319,500 Case IH 8500 45-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, rubber packers. Good condition....................................................................................... $19,500 Bourgault 3310 55’x10” with 6450 cart, excellent condition... $330,000 2008 Bourgault 3310 55-ft., 3/4” carbide tips, deluxe fill auger, 591 monitor, manual rate control, 6450 tow behind tank.......... $249,500 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot (can be double shoot), 3450 tank..................................................... $65,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57’x9” spacing, steel packers, 2340 variable rate cart.. . ........................................................................................... $55,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, new style disbribution system, capped steel packers, single shoot, 2320 tank.................... $49,500

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.

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2000 New Noble 392 42-ft. drill, tow behind cart, 8” auger, 7” spacing, steel packers........................................................................ $39,500 Concord 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3400 tow behind tank. Very clean. . ........................................................................................... $35,000 Concord 60x12 air drill, shanks replaced with Edge-On shanks, diesel motor (if you want it can be a fan motor), 3000 cart............ $35,000 Great Plains 45-ft. air drill, 7” spacing.......................................$35,000 (2) Sets Case IH 7200 14-ft. x 7” hoe drills, boxes good shape, fair tires, 3 rank, steel packers, extra parts....................................... Set $9500 (3) International 7100 rubber packers, regular hitch. Each..........$2000 International 150 14’ drills, 12” spacing. Each..............................$1000 John Deere 9400 30-ft., 7” spacing drills......................................... Call (4) John Deere 9350 drills with fertilizer, steel packers. Each.......$1500 Flexi-Coil 2340 variable rate tow behind cart............................$29,500

HEADERS & ATTACHMENTS

2005 MacDon 973 36-ft. header with pick up reel and transport.$45,000 Case IH 1020 flex head with pickup reel. Stk#: 1696.................$12,000 John Deere 930 header, regular reel with air reel......................$12,000 John Deere 214 pickup header with pickup attachment. Stk#: 1691...... .................................................................................................$6500 Variety of headers & variety of brands/prices vary - CALL

SPRAYERS

2013 Versatile SX275 120-ft. boom sprayer, Smart Trax kit............. Call Brandt QF2000 sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, hydraulic drive, wind cones. .................................................................................................$9500 Ag Shield 100-ft. sprayer, 1000 gallon tank..................................$6500 Summers sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, monitor................................$5000

RAY SIBRA CELL: 406-390-0989 OFFICE: 406-265-9554

2013 Seed Master CT-TXB-M70 70’x12” spacing, lift kit, auto adjust packing force sensor.................................................................... Call 2013 Seed Master CT-TXB-M700 300 bushel on board tank.......... Call 2013 Seed Master CT-TXB-M50 50’x12” spacing, tire in tire option, wiring and shank pressure hose extension, fixed rear wheel to castering rear wheel, auto packing with touch screen display, in cab monitor.... Call 2006 Seed Master 60’x12” with Flexi-Coil double shoot distribution and towers, PNV packers, new seed and fertilizer knives...........$119,500 2012 Seed Master 40’x10”, (2) 190 bushel or 380 bushels total on board tanks, tire in tire, dual castering wings, 24” fill auger, auto packing.... ............................................................................................$190,000 Seed Master 46’x12” drill, with tank................................................. Call

TRACTORS & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Various Big Buds Available. We build to your specifications. Big Bud 600/50 KT 1150 motor, major component work, twin disk transmission, 75,000# Clark axles, new paint, new 30.5x32 tires...... ............................................................................................$180,000 Big Bud 550/50 550 hp, 2610 Series transmission, 70,000 lb. Clark axles, new paint and interior..........................................................$125,000 Big Bud 525/50 600 hp, 1110 hours, 1150 motor, new style ROPS cab.......................................................................................$125,000 Big Bud 525/50 rebuilt transmission........................................$110,000 Big Bud 500/30, 475 hp, 8V-92 engine, duals @ 60%, Clark axles, 4 remotes, new paint................................................................$95,000 1979 Big Bud 450/50, 30.5x32 duals, 4037 hours....................$89,500 Big Bud KT450 1150 Cummins 450 hp, 13 speed Fuller transmission, 70,000# Clark axles, needs paint..........................................$29,500 1979 Big Bud 360/30, updated wiring, new paint and interior, 3327 hours. Set up for air drill hydraulics..................................................$95,000 1973 Big Bud HN360.................................................................$29,500 Big Bud HN320..........................................................................$39,500 2002 Case IH STX450 4WD, 5 remotes, 710x38 duals at 50%, 5500 hours....................................................................................$115,000 2010 Case IH Puma 210, 650 hours, MFWD, 4WD, 3 hydraulics, CVT transmission, Full Auto Guidance.......................................$149,500 2002 Case IH JXV100 MFD, 85 hp, cab, air, 3-pt., PTO, LX252 loader, 2450 hours............................................................................$45,000 1992 Case IH 7120 Magnum 7400 hours, Leon 808 front end loader, no 3-point, 540/1000 PTO.....................................................$59,500 Versatile 1150 525 hp, 30.5x32 duals........................................$59,500 Versatile 875 tractor, 355 hp, 855 Cummins, 20.8x38 tires 50%.$25,000 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 Wagner soil packer with dozer, FWD.........................................$15,000 2005 Montana Tractor 5740C 57 hp, 1069 hours, 3-point, 540 PTO...... ..............................................................................................$19,500 Steiger Panther ST310 6852 hours..........................................$25,000 Agco 8610 MFD tractor, 5529 hours, 94-100 hp, PTO, 3-point, shedded.........................................................................................$39,500

MISCELLANEOUS

2013 Versatile SX 275 120-ft. boom sprayer, Envizio Pro with Phoenix 200 GPS, Smart Trax Kit 3D.................................................. Just In Summers sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, foam marker 100-120-ft. wide, single nozzles.....................................................................................$5000 1999 New Holland 688 round baler...........................................$15,000 1983 GMC 6 ton fertilizer spreader truck, 8.2 Detroit engine, Allison transmission, Raven controller, GPS, light bar......................$20,000 Friggstad 2025 30-yard hydraulic scraper.................................$55,000

New and Used J&M Grain Carts

Different models, bushel capacity and pricing...Give us a CALL

TILLAGE EQUIPMENT

(2) 1984 Summers heavy harrows. Each...................................$29,500 International 490 32-ft. disk, very good condition......................$14,500 John Deere 230 tandem disk, disks - 70%................................$12,500 2005 Morris 8900 60’x12” chisel plow with harrows...................$49,000 Melroe 503 44-ft. plow...................................................................$4500 Moldboard 8 bottom plow, made by White Equipment...................... Call Clark Melroe 903-816 moldboard plow, 8 bottom, 16”..................... Call

Westfield Augers

8x36 with hydraulic transport mover & 10x36 auger


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Proper hay storage during winter

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT SPOKANE, WA 1-800-366-4497

1993 White/GM fuel truck, 2200 gallon interpipe fuel tank, 2 PTO’s, winch on rear, pintle air and electric on rear, Marmon Harrington all wheel drive, very low miles, Cummins 310 hp, 8LL transmission.........................CALL for Details

MISSOULA, MT 1-800-356-3547

Brad Cell: 406-239-8188 - Dyhlan 406-274-2993

1998 Peterbilt 379 EXT 3406 Cat at 475 hp., 15 speed, 63” mid-roof, lo-pro 22.5 tires on all aluminum wheels. Approximately 525,000 miles on complete overhaul by Cat............... $27,900

By Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension Most livestock producers will make hay during the summer to feed during winter. Hay is the most common winter feed option, because it is less risky than the other available options. While it does require less planning, it can also be the most expensive method of preservation. Storage Options The best way to store hay is inside out of the weather. However, since this is not always possible, it is important to do the best job of storing it to prevent hay losses. Uncovered hay bales stored outside on the ground can result in high hay dry matter (DM) losses that could range from 5-20%. In most cases, it is recommended to elevate bales using gravel which can reduce DM losses to 3-15%. The best option for storage is covering hay bales with tarps, which will help to prevent losses on hay stored outside. Rectangular Bale Storage Rectangular bales are usually protected by being stored inside, especially in wet regions with high rainfall and snowfall potential. Common storage structures include pole barns with no walls or sheds enclosed on one to three sides. Good ventilation is needed during the first 1 to 3 weeks after baling to eliminate moisture quickly as it exits the stack. In low rainfall regions, rectangular bales may be stacked outside but these stacks should be covered to help shed water. Round Bale Storage Round bale storage losses could range from 5-40% DM depending on climate and on the degree of protection from weathering. Round bales are usually stored outside in contact with the ground and unprotected from the weather. Outside storage losses are small in dry regions or in areas where winter precipitation is mainly snow. Weathering will decrease DM digestibility and usually increases fiber levels. Interestingly, hay that lies beneath weathered material on outside stored bales has similar forage quality to hay stored in the shed. Proper Baling In general, moisture will tend to penetrate a looselypacked bale causing significant loss. A good method to check for moisture on newly formed bales is to press on the outer layer with the palm of the hand. If your palm goes in more than about half-inch, significant losses should be expected. Feeding Some considerations for feeding hay are: Cattle can waste up to 50% of hay fed. Since hay stored outside usually has more spoilage during storage and lower palatability than hay stored inside, producers should feed that hay first. No matter what type of storage and feeding methods are used, some loss is always possible. However by following recommended storage methods, and through careful handling, losses can be minimized saving livestock producers’ time and money. Other Considerations Select an open area away from trees to hasten drying following wet periods. Arrange bales in a single layer with 3 to 4 ft of space between rows. This will improve air circulation around the bales. Bales should not be stacked if they are not covered, because water shed from upper layers will penetrate directly into lower layers, causing severe damage. Select an elevated area so water can drain away from the bales.

2000 Kenworth W900L Cat 3406E 475 hp, 13 speed transmission, DS404 3.36 ratio, 11R24.5 2008 Mack CX MP8 485 hp, Eaton 13 speed, tires on aluminum wheels. Good sound truck.. Eaton 40,000# rears, 3.55 ratio, 11R22.5 tires ............................................................ $26,900 on aluminum wheels. Only 530,000 miles. Very nice truck..............................CALL for Details

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NEW CTS Pack Mule belly dump trailers, 43-ft., 3 axle, air ride, 3rd axle air lift, Super singles on all aluminum wheels, Infinite gate control valve, removable push block, pintle for pup, 23.5 cubic yard......................................CALL for Details

2004 Western 48x96 flatbed, air ride, spread axle, steel frame, aluminum floor, all aluminum wheels. Good condition......................... .$8500

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Jr. Grand Champion Hereford Bull at NILE in Billings, Montana was L3 King Comfort 229. Sired by Desert Comfort 037, Largent and Sons, Inc., Kaycee, Wyoming.


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HUGGY BEAR’S CONSIGNMENT & APPRAISAL Phone 406-873-4819, cell 229-0662, e-mail khbear59427@yahoo.com, Cut Bank, Montana

Website: www.huggybearsconsignments.com

“If You Want To Sell or Buy...Huggy Bear Is Your Guy”.

LAST MONTH’S NEW ITEMS John Deere 960 s-tine 20-ft. cultivator with extensions. Like new. Tag

DMI 36-ft. anhydrous plow. Tag #Simmes1113. Ford F3 pickup with sprayer. Tag #McClean1113. John Deere 240 14-ft. mower conditioner. Tag#RWard1113 Mohawk 7-ft. 3-pt. rotary mower. Tag #ANF1113 John Deere 2010 tractor, diesel, 3-pt. 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1113................$6900 1973 Moto-Ski T4500 snowmobile. Like new. Tag #Hug1113.....................$1500 John Deere 5010-20 2WD tractor with loader, no PTO. Tag #DanR1113...$4500 1000 gallon water storage tank. Tag #Vince1113. John Deere 420 tractor, 3-pt., power steering and shuttle transmission, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1113. John Deere 4020 tractor, diesel, 58 loader, no 3-pt., no PTO. Good loader tractor. Tag #ANF1113......................................................................................$3500 Farmhand F11 loader, adapts to many tractors. Tag #ANF1113. Soilmover 3 yard pull-type scraper. Tag #ANF1113. John Deere 3020 tractor with 540 PTO, 3-pt. is available. Tag #ANF113. International 340 2WD tractor, 540 PTO, gas engine. Tag #ANF1113. One ton dump box trailer. Tag #ANF1113. John Deere 730 diesel tractor, tricycle front end, 3-pt., 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1113 Allis Chalmers HD5 crawler with bucket and dozer blade. Tag #ANF1113. Linderman crawler tractor. Tag #1113. John Deere 3010 gas tractor with PTO and aftermarket 3-pt. Tag #ANF1113. 1981 Versatile 835 tractor with 18.4x38 duals at 60%, Trimble GPS available. Tag #LGre1113.........................................................................................$22,500 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 90-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, wash tank, mix tank, rinse tank, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #LGre1113............................................................................................$5900 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, hydraulic fold on booms, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 tires. Tag #LGre1113..$6900 Blower fan. Tag #Hug1113. Massey Ferguson 35 28-ft. pull-type swather. In excellent shape with extra parts. Tag #Hug1113.......................................................................................$1900 Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. field sprayer, double nozzles, good wind screens, 1500 gallon tank, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #BCreek1113. Flexi-Coil S67XL field sprayer, double nozzles, 1500 gallon tank, mix tank, auxiliary tank, 18.4x26 singles. Tag #BCreek1113. 2008 Bobcat S175 skidsteer loader, includes auger, pallet forks, bucket, open cab. Tag #JSt.GD1113........................................................................$32,000 1981 Miller 24ft. pintle hitch trailer. Tag #Hug1113......................................$6500 1986 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck trailer with new metal deck. Tag #Hug1113..$2950 1974 Homemade flat bed trailer with 107” deck. Wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1113...................................................................................$2500 600 tons of hay for sale. Tag #DanD1113. New Holland 688 round baler, net wrap. Tag # RalJ1113........................$16,000 2002 New Holland TV145 bi-directional tractor with dual PTO on both ends, loader, grapple, 16-ft. hay header. Tag #JeffH1113............................$76,000 2-Liberty 41 gallon sewage pumps. Tag #KenW1113.............................$600 ea.

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

1980 Pettibone Super carry lift with fork lift and grapple, has head for picking 4x4 bales. Tag #DanD1013................................................................$15,000

TRAILERS

Homemade enclosed ATV trailer, 6-ft. x 8-ft. Tag #CraigL0513....................$2800 Tandem axle flatbed trailer with expandable metal bed. Tag #JPrin1212...$1200

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

2009 Case IH 105U Farmall tractor, 105 hp, front wheel assist, 3 point, PTO, only 900 hours. Tag #Hug0412...........................................................$48,000 1979 Allis-Chalmers 8550 4WD tractor with PTO. Tag #DickU0513...$15,000 International Farmall M tractor. Tag #Larry0913........................................$2500 New Holland TV 145 bidirectional tractor, 3-point and dual PTO cab end, 2300 hours. Tag #WayneB0913...................................................................$69,000 John Deere 630 tractor. Tag #AnF0913. John Deere 7520 4WD tractor. Tag #AnF0913. John Deere 5020 tractor with 1000 PTO. Tag #AnF0913. John Deere 70 tractor with wide front, pony motor. Tag #JeffH0513. John Deere 720 tractor with wide front, pony motor. Tag #JeffH0513. John Deere 730 tractor, single front wheel, electric start. Tag #JeffH0513. 1955 Cockshutt tractor with front blade, dual PTO. Tag #AHan0713..........$6500 1985 John Deere 2750 4WD tractor, 9900 hours. Tag #DaveA0513. John Deere 5010-20 2WD tractor with loader, no PTO. Tag #DanR1112..$4500 1950 Oliver tractor, Detroit diesel. Tag #DickU0512....................................$7500 Challenger MT 525D tractor. Tag #ReidH0813. International 504 45 hp, 2WD tractor with 2000 IHC loader, 3-point, 540 PTO, gas engine. Tag #KenC0613. International 806 2WD tractor, 2 remotes, 1000 PTO. Tag #Hug1013. Case 9280 4WD tractor, set at 400 hp, has new injectors and pump, new water pump, triple 20.8x38 tires at 80%. Tag #DougR1013.........................$75,000 New Holland TC29 MFD tractor, NH 14L loader, less than 100 hours, comes with 3-pt. post hole auger, 5-ft. rotary mower. Tag #RNorling1013.....$18,500 Ford 5000 diesel tractor, loader, PTO, 3-pt. hitch. Tag #AL1013..................$8800

PLOWS

Flexi-Coil 340 42-ft. chisel plow with 3 bar Flexi-Coil harrow. Tag #DougR1013.. . .........................................................................................................$25,000 14-ft. cultipacker. Tag #DeanD0513. 2 reversible 4 bottom plows. Tag #DeanD0513. Massey-Ferguson 880 8-bottom moldboard plow in excellent condition. Tag #HugBr0913..........................................................................................$6500 1970 Gysler 24-ft. plow with cable lift. Tag #HerbK0913. John Deere 1600 41-ft. plow. Tag #MarvinG0813.......................................$3500 Melroe 912 4-bottom plow, new standards, 100 acres ago. Tag #DeanK1212. Melroe 501 36-ft. chisel plow with Honey Bee and Degelman 3-bar mounted harrow. Tag #Shane0913.......................................................................$7500 Frontier 5-ft cultivator with spring shanks. Tag #HerbK1012

AIR SEEDERS & DRILLS

Concord 48-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing, 3000 tow behind tank, new hoses and tires, rebuilt diesel engine drive. Tag #PatW0513...............................$39,000 Concord 4012 40-ft. air drill, diesel engine, 6.70x15 packer tires, 1502 tank, extended shanks. Tag #ArtH0813......................................................$15,000 30-ft. of John Deere 9450 drills, 12” spacing, steel packers. Tag #ANF0413....... . ............................................................................................................$9500 International 8500 30-ft. air seeder with steel pakcers, 7” spacing, holds 2 ton fertilizer and 90 bushels of seed. Tag #BobC0513.

DISCS

Krause 32-ft. disc with packer. Tag #ReidH1013......................................$20,000 John Deere 555 15-ft. offset disc. Tag #BigSky0813. John Deere SW 18-ft. disc with manual fold wings. Tag #Berth0313. Ford 8-ft. 3-point tandem disc. Tag #CraigL0513.........................................$1500

GRAIN AUGERS

Spray-Air 10”x70-ft. grain auger with swing away hopper. Tag #PhilA0913.$4500 Brandt 1060 10”x60-ft. swing away hopper grain auger. Tag #Shane0913..$5500

New Wheatheart augers Several sizes of used grain augers

#RayL1113............................................................................................$2200 Melroe 501 42-ft. plow. Tag #Paul1113........................................................$8900 2011 Steiger 335 tractor, 3600 hours, 3-pt., PTO, powershift, 480/50 duals. Tag #Reid1113. Hesston 5585 round baler. Tag #Paul1113. 1992 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, automatic, 4x4, new points and exhaust. Tag #DandJ1113. 1985 Kenworth conventional semi truck, day cab, Cat diesel engine, new top end overhaul, 13 speed transmission. Runs good but rear differential is out. Tag #JR1113................................................................................................$4500 1979 Versatile 900 tractor, 20.8x38 duals, 3 remotes, 903 Cummins motor, 6502 hours. Tag #JR1113..............................................................................$5000 1975 Kenworth cabover semi truck with sleeper. Runs good, transmission linkage needs adjustment, Cummins engine. Tag #JR1113..............................$4500 1973 Fruehauf 48-ft. cattle pot with upper and lower decks, brakes and lights work. Tag #JR1113................................................................................$5500 1998 John Deere 8770 4WD tractor, 20.8x38 tires, PTO, 7200 hours. Tag #JR1113.............................................................................................$53,000 Victory 9000 seedavator with model 291 280 bushel tank cart, unloading auger, steel packers. Tag#JF1113.................................................................$11,000 John Deere 2320 swather, gas 225 Chrysler engine, 21-ft. DSA header, 5768 hours. New canvas, good shape. Tag #JR1113.....................................$5000 Morris 881 8-bale hay hiker. Tag #JR1113..................................................$7500 Fruehauf 48-ft. flat bed trailer, holds 35 round bales. Tag #JR1113............$4500 Highline 6800 7-bale multibale processor. Tag #JR1113............................$8500 1998 Highline 6800 2-bale bale processor. Tag #JR1113..........................$7500 1987 Travalong 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer, 10,000 lb. axles. Tag #JR1113...... . ............................................................................................................$5000 International 4166 tractor with 12-ft. Degelman dozer, new engine overhaul, 28L26 single tires. Great tire for winter snow removal. Tag #JR1113....$8500 2000 Hesston 8110 swather with 16-ft. auger header. Tag #JR1113.......$21,000 John Deere 935 12-ft. disc mower. Tag #JR1113........................................$9500 1976 Ford F750 truck, 460 gas engine, new rebuilt transmission, 18-ft. bed with steel floor. Motor runs good. Tag #JR1113............................................$3000 1979 Versatile 875 4WD tractor, 24.5x32 duals, 4 remotes, 1832 tach hours. Tag #JR1113.............................................................................................$21,000 1964 GMC 8000 truck with 14-ft. bed, 2-1000 lb. Western Ranch cake feeders. Will sell cake feeders separate. Tag #JR1113.......................................$5000 Westfield J207-31 load-out grain auger with 7 hp electric motor. Tag #JR1113... . ............................................................................................................$3000 2005 Case IH MX135 tractor with Case loader and grapple, 18.4x42 tires (1 new, 1 wore), 16.9x28 good front tires, 4922 hours. Tractor has been completely gone through. Tag #JR1113...............................................................$59,000 1994 Ford F350, 4x4, manual transmission, almost new DewEze bale handler with spinners. Tag #JR1113..................................................................$8500

MISCELLANEOUS

Great Plains 24-ft. turbo till. Tag #1013....................................................$30,000 New Spraylift hydraulic jack for high clearance sprayers. Tag #BigS1013..$2700 Lincoln Weldan stick welder powered with Onan gas engine, 130-115 volts. Tag #JoeOld0513. 2 lever cable winch, PTO drive, fits 2 ton truck. Tag #Shane0513. Squeeze chute, good shape, no name on the chute but in good shape. Tag #Alten0913.................................................................................................$1500 Portable loading chute. Tag #HarryV0913...................................................$1300 Farmhand 228 loader with grapple fork off JD 4020 tractor. Tag #AnF0913. Shaver HD12 trailer mounted post pounder. Tag #Riley0713......................$9500 New Danuser SM40 hammer for skid steer. Tag #Hug0513.......................$7800 Land Pride RB3596 9-ft. manual angle and tilt blade. Like new. Tag #CraigL0513.........................................................................................$2500 New Danuser G20/40 post hole digger with 9” and 12” auger. Tag #Hug0513..... . ............................................................................................................$1950 Head catch. Tag #MikeL0313.........................................................................$450 Used 2012 Ezee-On skid steer mounted post pounder, used very little. Tag #Hug0613.............................................................................................$6000 Farmland 8-bale clamp. Tag #JohnH0513..................................................$1500 John Deere 840 loader, like new, off JD 8100. Tag #ClintonB0413.........$14,000 Sullair compressor tank. Tag #Hug1012..................................................$25,000 New Danuser 48” pallet fork for skid steer loader. Tag #Hug0513.................$870 Honda Big Red 3 wheeler. Tag #Bett1212....................................................$700 Engine end 3 point hitch & PTO for 9030 bi-directional. Tag #RogW0512..$3800 Post hole digger, fits International 2-pt. Tag #Berth0313. New pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0513....................................... $179 per section John Deere 45 loader. Tag #DaveM0113....................................................$1500 John Deere loader for older John Deere tractor. Tag #DaveM0113............$1500 1973 Moto-Ski T4500 snowmobile, like new. Tag #Hug1112......................$1500 Shaver HD8 post pounder. Tag #Harry0613.................................................$500 100 gallon stock tank in good shape. Tag #Harry0613..................................$650 Ferguson 8-ft. 3-point tool bar. Tag #CraigL0513..........................................$600 16-ft. land roller. Tag #AHans0612...............................................................$7500 Dodge dually white pickup box. Tag #JP0513.............................................$1800 8-ft. bucket for JCB loader, excellent shape. Tag #CraigL0513....................$1500 4-ft. skid steer loader bucket. Tag #CraigL0513.............................................$600 10-ft. snow blade, mounts on front of front end loader. Tag #DMuller1208...$1500 Milwaukee chain hoist. Tag #Paul0212 2-pickup boxes off 70s Chevy pickups. Tag #Deank1210 14-ft. dozer blade for Big Bud tractor New 3-point hitch attachments including mowers, backhoes, blades, roto-tillers, etc. The Real Deal full bin alarm system. Tag #GO...........................................$1200 The Real Deal reel. Tag #GO......................................................................... Call 2010 Summers 45-ft. land roller, 600 acres use. Tag #MilesT0513.........$40,000 Used Lambordine engine off 1502 tank. Tag #BrandtH0513.....................$1950

TRUCKS

1991 GMCTop Kick flatbed truck, 6 speed, 35,441 miles.Tag #BillD0513...$12,500 1948 Chevrolet winch truck with Lincoln heavy duty stick welder. Tag #JJ0913... . ............................................................................................................$2500 1972 International Loadstar dump truck with 4 yard dump box. Tag #JJ0913. 1955 Dodge 1-ton truck with box and hoist. Tag #Harry0613......................$5300 1984 Ford 700 truck with Detroit engine, 5/2 speed, 1200 gallon stainless tank, 70-ft. booms, triple nozzle. Tag #ArtH0713. 2-1979 Ford C700 single axle trucks,16-ft. grain box and hoist, 5/2 speed transmission, 429 gas engine, good shape. Tag #BradA0513..............$11,000 ea. 1981 Freightliner semi truck. Tag #Harry0613...........................................$5500 1995 GMC 2-ton truck, 350 engine, custom built 2 compartment tender box, 26,000 miles. Tag #GaryY0513..........................................................$12,000 Mack cabover tandem axle truck, 20-ft. box and hoist, no power steering. Tag #MarvinG0212......................................................................................$6500

Big Iron Online Auction Ken Hughes is now your ISR Call Ken for upcoming auction dates.

NEW ITEMS

Melroe 912 4-bottom plow, new standards 100 acres ago. Tag #DeanK1213 DMI 36-ft. anhydrous plow. Tag #SimmesR1213 Melroe 42-ft. plow. Tag #WBerk1213 Gysler 36-ft. plow with hydraulic rod. Tag #WBerk1213 Big flip over snow plow. Tag #JPrin1213................................................ $3800 Snow plow with wide frame. Tag #JPrin1213......................................... $3500 Orange snow plow. Tag #JPrin1213......................................................... $950 Massey Ferguson baler. Tag #JPrin1213............................................... $600 Forklift scaffold. Tag #JPrin1213.............................................................. $350 8x40-ft. grain auger. Tag #JPrin1213....................................................... $350 Dual wheel tilt trailer. Tag #JPrin1213...................................................... $650 Tandem axle flatbed trailer with expandable METAL BED. Tag #JPrin1213..... . ...................................................................................................... $1200 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #Hugbear1213................. $750 Danuser 3-pt. post hole digger. Tag #Leif1213 Reconditioned logging trailer, sliding main beam. Good looking trailer. Tag #DennyL1213............................................................................... $15,000 John Deere 4020 tractor with DuAl loader, dual PTO, no 3-pt., 2 sets remotes, 23.1x31 rear tires. Tag #GorgSt1213........................................... $10,500 Loftness 20-ft. flail shredder. Tag #Gord1213 John Deere 9350 50-ft. drills, 10” spacing, Wacko Track. Tag #Gord1213 International 3-bottom rollover plow. Tag #MattC1213 John Deere 212 pickup header with 50 Series shaft, Sund pickup attachment. Tag#Gord1213 Shaver 36” stump grinder. Tag #JereL1213........................................... $3750 John Deere 50 3-pt. backhoe. Tag #Dan1213....................................... $2500 1974 GMC 6500 truck, 16-ft. box, hoist, wood floor. Tag #DanG1213... $5500 International TD 18A crawler, 12-ft. dozer, rebuilt injector and pump, good tracks but rails show wear. Tag #DanG1213 Shaver HD10 front mount post driver. Tag #DanG1213........................ $1500 Case W36 wheel loader, 550 hours on replacement engine, 2814 total hours. New paint, excellent shape. Tag #DanG1213............................... $38,000 2011 Dodge long box, fender flares, rear bumper and tailgate. Brand new, black in color. Tag #DanG1213........................................................ $5500 2nd cutting hay in small square bales, certified weed free, orchard and alfalfa mix. Tag #DanG1213 John Deere 5-bottom pull-type moldboard plow. Tag #DanG1213....... $2500 John Deere 5-bottom pull-type plow with 16” shears. Tag #DanG1213.$2500 Case 14-ft. disc with 20” pans, non-tired unit. Tag #DanG1213............. $3500 John Deere 4020 tractor. Tag #ANF1213.............................................. $6000 John Deere 158 loader to fit John Deere. Tag #ANF1213.................... $6000 Farmhand 228 loader with 8-ft. scoop. Tag #ANF1213......................... $4000 Farmhand small square bale clamp. Tag #JohnH1213........................... $600 2006 Chevrolet 3500 crew cab pickup, gas engine, 157,000 miles. Tag #RichT1213..................................................................................... $9500 2006 Ford F250 crew cab pickup, diesel engine, 218,000 miles. Tag #RichT1213.................................................................................. $12,000 2006 Ford F350 crew cab pickup, diesel, 185,000 miles. Tag #RichT1213..... . ................................................................................................... $14,000 2006 Ford F250 super cab pickup, diesel, 264,000 miles. Tag #RichT1213... . ................................................................................................... $10,000 1954 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup, V8 engine. Tag #DonB1213 3 spear bale spear, fits bidirectional tractor. Tag #DonB1213 John Deere 1650 59-ft. chisel plow. Tag #ANF1213.......................... $15,000 John Deere 1600 33-ft. plow. Tag #ANF1213........................................ $4500 Case IH 2188 combine, Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, also a 1015 pickup header available. Tag #RodW1213 Wheatheart 13x71-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #GeraldM1213......... $16,000 Sakundiak 8x41-ft. auger, PTO drive. Like new. Tag #ANF1213........... $3500 1/4 mile 8” hook and latch main line with risers. Tag #GeraldM1213 John Deere 9600 combine with 914 header. Tag #RoyW1213 John Deere 1830 75 hp tractor, 3-pt., PTO, loader, 40% rubber, new hydraulic pump, 2000 hears, rebuilt transmission. Tag #Dave1213................ $9500 1959 Ford F600 truck with 14-ft. box and hoist. Tag #KHicks1213 1968 International tandem axle diesel truck, 24-ft. box and hoist, roll tarp. Tag #KHicks1213 John Deere 8640 4WD tractor, 50 Series engine, new air ride seat, HID lights, 1000 PTO, 20.8x38 tires @65%, chloride. Tag #GCrimen1213... $25,000 John Deere 1580 43-ft. air seeder, no-till, 7.5” spacing, John Deere 1900 270 bushel cart, 2 tanks, Haukaas marker. Tag #GCrimen1213......... $64,000

ANTIQUE TRACTORS

John Deere 50 with wide front. Tag #Mgoss0111 McCormick Deering steel wheel tractor. Tag #JN1011 John Deere R tractor, 540 PTO, cab. Tag #WSpiecher1008.......................$5000 John Deere B tractor, tricycle front 2-point hitch, 540 PTO. Tag #WSpiecher1008...................................................................................................$4500 Minneapolis-Moline G tractor. Tag #MGoss0409.........................................$800 John Deere D tractor with hydraulic package. Tag #DGeer1008................$3800

SPRAYERS & SPREADERS

Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 90-ft. booms. Tag #Kyle0413. 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. 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 1997 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, 3 way nozzle bodies. Tag #Joe0412. 1990 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, single 16.5x16.1 tires, wind screens, mixer tank. Tag #PhilA0913.............................................................................$4500 Big A 2500 sprayer, almost new tires, good engine. Ready to go to work. Tag #JR0513.............................................................................................$22,000 Farmrite pickup mount sprayer, 50-ft. booms, old style nozzles and 400 gallon tank. Tag #Harry0613..............................................................................$700

PICKUPS & CARS

1992 Chevrolet 1/2-ton 4WD pickup, automatic, 160,000 miles. Tag #SaunS1013.........................................................................................$1900 2009 Chevrolet Corvette 430 hp motor, 8400 miles, 6 speed, crystal red metalic. Tag #LarryK1013.........................................................................$42,000 1976 Ford F250 pickup. Tag #Harry0613....................................................$2000 1993 Wrangler Jeep, 6-cylinder, 5 speed, 160,000 mi. Tag #ArtH0613......$6000 1973 Buick Century, 2-door, 39,000 miles, 5000 miles on rebuilt 350 engine and rebuilt automatic transmission. Tag #KenC0613...................................$4500

2-spray lift jacks for high clearance self-propelled sprayers. Tag# Hug1212.... . .............................................................................................Each $2500

Happy Holidays


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page B6

Poinsettia care

By James Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension, Minnesota The holiday season is just around the corner. Poinsettias bring cheer and color to the home and with a small amount of care, these plants can remain vibrant throughout the year. The poinsettia thrives on bright, sunny natural daylight; at least six hours daily is recommended. Placement near a sunny window is ideal. To prolong the bright red of the bracts, temperatures ideally should not exceed 70° F during the day, or fall below 65° F at night. Be sure to avoid placing the plants near drafts, fluctuating air currents, excess heat and dry air from appliances, fireplaces or ventilating ducts. Chilling injury will occur if poinsettias are exposed to temperatures below 50° F. Frost will kill them. Poinsettias do best with a moist soil condition, not too wet and not too dry. Water the poinsettia thoroughly when the soil surface feels dry to a light touch. The best indication of a thorough watering is when the water begins to seep through the drain holes at the bottom of the inner pot; water just enough so the water barely begins to seep through these holes. Be sure to discard any excess water, as poinsettias left sitting in water may suffer from permanent root-rot damage. It is not necessary to fertilize your poinsettias when they are in bloom during the holiday season. However, after 6-8 weeks, a balanced, all-purpose household plant fertilizer mixed half-strength will help maintain the rich, green foliage color and promote new growth. Repeat once more in another 6-8 weeks. Even if you don’t have a gardener’s green thumb, you may continue to enjoy the beauty of your poinsettia throughout the year as an attractive green foliage plant. At the end of April or early May, when the bracts age and begin to turn a muddy green, cut the plant back to about 8 inches. The amount you cut from the top will depend on the shape of the plant. Some plants will need to have more cut than others to achieve a full, rounded canopy. After you cut the plant back, it will probably look rather stark, with bare branches and bluntly cut woody stems. This is not the plant’s most attractive state, but by the end of May you will see vigorous new growth as the plant develops more lush green foliage. Keep the plants near a sunny window. You may place your plants outdoors where they can bask in the warmth of summer when the outside night temperatures are warmer. Continue to water the plants regularly during the growing period. Fertilize every 3 to 4 weeks throughout the spring, summer and fall months with a well-balanced fertilizer mixed half-strength. Around June 15th you may wish to transplant your poinsettias into larger pots, about 2” to 4” bigger than the original inner pot. Use a soil mix that incorporates a considerable amount of organic matter such as peat moss. You may also try planting them into a well-prepared garden bed rich in organic matter and with good drainage. Your poinsettias will do best in a protected area, preferably along a south garden wall. Immediately after transplanting, be sure to water thoroughly. Since around 1919, an unsubstantiated tale has circulated concerning the alleged poisonous nature of poinsettias. To alleviate the public’s fear, the Society of American Florists and Ohio State University conducted a scientific investigation into the safety of the poinsettia plant. The Ohio State University research on the poinsettia plant effectively disproved the charge that the poinsettia is harmful to human and animal health. Of course, the poinsettia, like all ornamental plants, is not intended for human and animal consumption. For more information, contact me at 800-450-2465 or stordahl@umn.edu. This information was provided by the Paul Ecke Ranch, poinsettia producers.

Jr. Reserve Champion Hereford Female at NILE in Billings, Montana was L3 Lady Gear 328. Sired by L3 Winn Durtion 043 ET, Largent and Sons Inc., Kaycee, Wyoming.


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Elk hunting is often for the young and usually not easy. Photo by FWP.

Elk hunting

By Bruce Auchly, FWP Region 4 Information Officer Some isolated thoughts this year from too many unsuccessful days elk hunting. Why is it that the older I get – 60 is in the headlights, 50 has disappeared from rearview mirror – the more I’m convinced that elk hunting is a young person’s game? Last year I called in an elk calf and thanked the Almighty that it was not a full grown elk. That’s because I was three miles from the truck and as I slowly made my way down the mountain, groaning under an overstuffed backpack, I thought, if I break an ankle I hope someone can identify my remains next spring. Speaking of downhill, every hunter, especially every elk hunter should memorize the following: Always shoot uphill of the truck. And speaking of age, I ran into a young friend – early 20’s, in the military, and in shape – who hunts the same area where I do. He told me he was on a nearby hill the previous week, spotted elk about two miles away and took off on a run toward them. When I say run, it’s a figure of speech. When he says run, he does. He also got his elk. I’m telling you it’s a young person’s game. Why is it that if I shot an elk last year, I cannot go back to the same spot and shoot one there this year? This year I went back to where the elk calf ran to me and nothing happened. I mean, I did my part, must be poor wildlife management. I did find day-old tracks in the snow that I followed for less than 100 yards until I remembered last year’s struggle and wondered if my remains would be identified in the spring. But I was still uphill from the truck. Why is it I just found a note I wrote last year: Next year better boots, better pack. Why is it year after year I bring too many clothes when it’s warm and too few when it’s cold? You would think a person would learn. One thing I did learn this year is why a windswept ridge is called windswept. As I sat on said windswept ridge last week and waited first for shooting hours to commence, then dawn, I went from anxious to prepared to hoping no elk walked in front of me. My fingers were so cold after an hour of sitting still in near zero wind chill that I wasn’t sure I could pull the trigger. You know you are cold when you’ve eaten your lunch by sun up in a failed attempt to stay warm. So why, you may ask, do I continue to go elk hunting. Each year it gets harder. The mountains are taller. My muscles ache more. I could quit and say it’s a young person’s game. However, I know an 86-year-old man who shot his elk last year near Bozeman and spent five days packing it out. So there is the shame factor if I were to hang it up. Honestly, I don’t know. But I do know I’ll be uphill of the truck.

The legend of the Christmas Wreath

Long ago an orphan boy sought comfort from the cold in church where all bore gifts... riches of silver and gold. Though the boy had no gift, he would not despair, for his life had been filled in blessed grace and prayer. He took a holly branch and tied a circle in a crown, then brought it to the church and at the altar, laid it down. The wreath began to sparkle as brilliant berries glowed above, a testament to the strength of prayer and God’s encircling love.

New MORRIS 1400 & 900 Hay Hikers Haying operations must be efficient in the face of rising costs. Morris Industries has become an industry leader in round bale systems. The proven ProAg Hay Hiker turns round bale loading and unloading into a fast, easy, one-person operation, saving you time, money and labor. Up to eighteen bales can be picked on the go, in a single pass, and unloaded without ever having to leave your tractor cab. The ProAg 900 and the larger capacity ProAg 1400 Hay Hikers deliver superior performance and value.

New Morris Contour ll air drill The independent contour opener features a parallel linkage for ultra-precise seed and fertilizer placement. Place seed and fertilizer accurately for faster, more even germination. Each opener follows the contour of the ground, even on hills, while adjustable packing pressure lets you pull through damp spots.

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CFR650 Round Bale Processors Complete feed system with the Patented Feed Chopper™ & “Metered Grain Insertion System™” • Place processed feed in a windrow in the field. • Place processed feed in a bunk. • Spread bedding bales up to 50 feet for an even and lofty spread. • Process one bale while carrying another on the forks. • Loading a bale is a one person job from the tractor cab. • Unrolls and processes round bales with PTO-powered flails. This process blows away mold, dust and mildew. Feed is more palatable and reduces lung and digestive problems in cattle.

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Thank You for your patronage in 2013 and hope to be of service to you in 2014.

Introducing the NEW MF Hesston 9870

NEW Massey Ferguson® 4600 Series Tractors

Load it up. Work it hard. Take it Easy.

Call for “Early Bird” Rebates

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NEW Massey Ferguson® 6600 Series Tractors Made to fit your farm like a WORK glove.

Makes loader and hay work easier than ever. Massey Ferguson is pleased to announce the introduction of the MF4600 series. Boasting an all-new 3-cylinder engine from AGCO Power, the tractors provide 75 to 95 engine HP (63 to 80 PTO hp) respectively at 2200 RPM.

100 - 125 PTO hp Three models will be available, each offering multiple configurations and options to tailor the machine to the exact needs of the customer and the job at hand. The entire line-up will boast an EPA Tier 4i compliant 4-cylinder engine from AGCO Power, and will range from 130 to 150 engine HP (100 to 125 PTO HP). All machines come standard with 4wd and cab, and customers will have a choice of Dyna-4, Dyna-6 and Dyna-VT transmissions.

7600 & 8600 Series Also IN STOCK

New

63 - 80 PTO hp

Massey Ferguson Hesston 2270 Big Square Baler

Setting new standards in performance and capacity.

NEW Massey Ferguson® GC1705 Tractor

Our GC1700 Series sub-compact tractors are versatile, comfortable and easy to operate. With features like the roomiest operator platform in their class, a comfortable seat, logically placed foot pedals and controls, and an integrated loader joystick, and push button cruise control.

USED AIR DRILL

Built on Hesston’s 35 years of big baler innovations. For the 2014 season, Massey Ferguson is pleased to announce the launch of the new MF 2200 series of large square balers. The new balers introduce a new set of features: • Separate pre-compression chamber separates you from windrow size worries, • Auto bale density control means no surprises, • Easy access points compress service time, just like bales.

COMING IN

New Holland 1475 hydro swing. MK 13x81 auger. Highline round bale processor. Woods 3-pt. backhoe. Wood 10-ft., 3-pt. rotary mower. New Holland HW340 swather, rotary head. 2-Hesston 8450 swathers, 14-ft. headers. Massey-Ferguson Hesston 9435 swather, 14-ft. sickle & 36-ft. sickle headers. Melroe 7650 Spra-Coupe. Versatile 450 tractor. New Holland SD440 air seeder, 57-ft., 12” spacing. Bourgault 5925 52-ft. disc drill, 6280 tank. Premier M150 with 16-ft. header.$86,900 2-Hesston 5556A round balers.

USED WINDROWERS

MacDon 9352 windrower, 14-ft. 922 sickle header.............................................. $45,900 MacDon 9300 windrower with 960 30-ft. header, pickup reel........................................ $39,000 Hesston 8110S windrower with 14-ft. & 25-ft. header.............................................. $34,900 International 5000 windrower with 25-ft. draper header................................................. $9900 Hesston 1170 pull-type hydro swing....... $8900 Case IH 8370 hydro-swing...................... $7900 John Deere R450 rotary disc............... $89,000 John Deere 945 rotary disc MoCo....... $12,900 John Deere 945 14-ft. rotary disc MoCo........... . ....................................................... $13,900 John Deere 930 10-ft. pull type rotary disc mower.................................................. $4900

USED TILLAGE

Melroe 36-ft. chisel plow.........................$6900

USED BACKHOE

Massey-Ferguson 212 3-pt. backhoe.... $4900

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Get the job done fast. Get the job done well.

USED TRACTORS, CRAWLERS

2-Challenger 575B tractors, no loaders. Each... . ...................................................... $104,900 New Holland TC330 compact tractor with belly mower................................................ $13,900 Case 310 tractor with loader..................... $2500 Cat D4 crawler with dozer......................... $6900

USED MISCELLANEOUS

Challenger BA4 3x4 bale acumulator....$6900 WW 2-horse bumper pull horse trailer....$2900 1-4-drill hitch for JD 9350, 10-ft. drills.

USED COMBINES

2009 Bourgault 3310 PHD 55-ft. air drill, 12” Gleaner Super 77 with chopper & chaff spreader, spacing, single shoot, L6450 tow between auto-steer...................................... $199,900 tank, 3-tank metering.....................$190,000 Gleaner R72........................................ $39,000 Morris Maxim II 49-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 7300 Gleaner N6 combine.............................. $9900 tow between tank..................... COMING IN

USED SPRAYERS

USED HEADERS

1996 MacDon 920 14-ft. hay header..$14,000 Melroe 4450 Spra-Coupe, 80-ft. booms, 400 3-Gleaner 15-ft. N-series pickup headers with gallon tank...................................... $69,900 Victory 7 or 8 belt attachment. Each.$5900 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.................$799

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New

Loadout Augers with movers

Loader mover assembly Specials – Call for Details

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Ken – Cell, 788-4588; Sean – Cell, 899-0889; Ed – 231-4254; Rick – 231-9898


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NEW Vermeer BPX9000 Bale processors reduce waste and increase palatability for your herd.

Simple, durable, versatile – the all-new BPX9000 from Vermeer combines the things you want and need in a bale processor. The easy to operate machine is built tough, produces even, consistent feed with minimal maintenance, and the optional large square bale kit offers the versatility you need. Blow away dust and mold from the bale and feed evenly into a bunk or spread up to 40’. The BPX9000 is built to do the job with the Vermeer quality you expect.

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USED PROCESSORS 2-Brandt VSF round/square processors. Each was $11,900.......................... Now $11,400 Rem 3600R bale processor. Was $11,900...... .............................................. Now $11,400

Haybuster 256 Plus II pull-type. Was $10,500................................. Now $10,000 Highline 6600 round bale processor.....$6900 Highline 6600 round bale processor.....$6500 “Our service sets us apart”

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New Augers IN STOCK

10x70

13x70

Lee Manufacturing

New 280 MFWD 3-point, PTO, 280 engine hp.

500 & 1000 gallon fuel tanks COMING SOON USED AUGERS

New 190 MFWD 3-point, PTO, 190 engine hp., loader, grapple

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Farm King 8x36 with mover.....................$9150 Farm King 10x31 auger...........................$3499 Farm King 10x80 swing hopper............$10,900 Farm King 13x70 swing hopper. Like new.......... ..........................................................$15,900 Farm King 13x70 auger with mover......$10,900 Westfield 13x70 swing auger...................$9900 Westfield MK 10x70 swing hopper..........$5500 Westfield 7x31 with 16-hp Briggs engine..$1500 GT 8x41 belt drive, PTO auger.................$1200 Brandt 8x35, bin sweep, 25-hp engine.....$6500

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

New Holland 1032 pull type balewagon..$6900

Ken – Cell, 788-4588; Sean – Cell, 899-0889; Ed – 231-4254; Rick – 231-9898

Belt Buckles Are Here NEW Demco

13x85 CONSIGNMENTS

John Deere 8760 4WD tractor with 3-pt., no PTO................................................. $57,000 John Deere 410 3-pt. backhoe attachment with skid steer mount.............................. $12,900 John Deere 911 extend-a-hoe, backhoe attachment for skid steer, 9-ft. digging depth..$6500 Forklift................................................. $11,900 John Deere 7700 combine.................. $10,000 White header, 15-ft..................................CALL Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 30-ft. header, pickup header.................................. $39,000 Versatile 400 swather with 21-ft. header..$6000 Brandt QF1500 sprayer.......................... $8900 Brandt 90-ft. trailer sprayer..................... $8500 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 120ft. booms.......................................... $12,000 Flexi-Coil System 65 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, 3 body nozzles, 6 valves, no controller............................................ $5900 Bean sprayer, 300 gallon, 100-ft. hose reel.$1250 1116 BF adapter conditioner fits 9030 bidirectional................................................... $2000 Flexi-Coil 3400 60-ft. air drill with 12” spacing, 7500 tank......................................... $75,000 Morris Maxum 49-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, double shoot, 7300 tow behind tank.$49,900 Case IH RBX562 round baler, twine... $14,900 Westgo 8x31 PTO drive auger............... $2250 GT 8x40 grain auger, PTO drive............... $990 1965 Dodge truck with hoist, V-8, 5 speed transmission....................................... $1900 1996 Eagle tandem dually pintle hitch flatbed, 6-ft. beavertail..................................... $7000 Danuser J20/80 3-pt. digger................... $2000

SQUARE BALER

Case IH LBX432 3x4 square baler with cutter...................................................$73,900 Case IH 8590 4x4 big square baler....$32,900 Massey-Ferguson 2170 3x4 big square baler................................................$79,900 Massey-Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter... $62,900 Hesston 7434 3x4 square baler.........$62,900 John Deere 348 14x18 square baler..$15,900

ROUND BALERS

Case IH RBX562 with net/twine.........$18,900 New Holland BR780A round baler....$13,900 New Holland 664 with net/twine.........$11,000 Hesston 856A round balers...............$12,900 Hesston 565A round baler....................$6900

1050 bushel grain carts

Now Accepting WASTE OIL

IN STOCK 406-727-7153

4181 North Park Trail Great Falls, MT Used Bobcat 435 ZHS excavator......... $29,900

Bobcat 743 skid steer with bucket.......... $8000

Ken – Cell, 788-4588; Sean – Cell, 899-0889; Ed – 231-4254; Rick – 231-9898


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page B10

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

BARLEY STRAW FOR SALE

Round bales ~ Net wrapped ~ Located near Conrad, MT

Call (406) 450-3647

Check our web site:

mttractors.com

John Deere 7710 MFD, PowerShift, 6000 hours. Clean.............$52,500 John Deere 7710 MFD, PowerShift, 7500 hours........................$45,500

3-1998 New Holland 8770 MFD, 18 speed, powershift, 3-pt., PTO, 4 hydraulics, clean, 5300-7500 hours.............. $38,500 to $42,000

Montana Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Hanson presents the MFBF Distinguished Service Award to Melvin Johnson, McCone County Farm Bureau, pictured with his wife, Kay Johnson.

John Deere 4255 MFWD, PowerShift, 3-point. Nice......................$35,500 2-2011 John Deere 7230 Premium IVT, MFWD, left hand reverser. Loader available. Excellent. Each... . ........................................$75,000 John Deere 4760 MFWD, powershift, 3-point...............................$42,500

2005 John Deere 6420 MFWD, PowrQuad, LH reverser, 3900 hours. Clean. Loader available... $43,000

COMING IN

John Deere 7700, 4455, 4255 All with MFD, PowerShift, PTO

Allied Loaders Available

MT Tractors Call (406) 777-3000 or 370-6362 or 240-1575, Stevensville, MT Email: penderfarms@aol.com

We have salvage fire trucks.

Vida farmer receives Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award

Melvin Johnson, a dryland farmer from Vida, was presented with the Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award during the MFBF Annual Convention Awards Banquet November 12. Johnson, 92, was instrumental in founding McCone County Farm Bureau in 1956. He served as president for six years and has always been an active member/supporter of Farm Bureau. This September he and his wife, Kay, spent

2002 GMC C7500 with new flatbed, 8.1 automatic transmission, runs on propane..................................... $5500

DIESEL ENGINES In Stock

4 Cat 4 Cummins 4 Detroit 4 Isuzu 4 Volvo

their 67th Wedding Anniversary at the McCone County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Johnson attended Montana State College in 1939, studying grains and farming and went on to farm in Vida. He and Kay have encouraged young farmers and ranchers to stay involved in agriculture, having leased farmland to various young producers throughout their retirement years.

Motorhomes for salvage. We have a LARGE SELECTION of automotive transmissions and transfer cases!

continued on page b14

16x8x8 aluminum box van with minor damage (as shown in picture). Would make nice van or solid shed...... $1000

2000 New Holland BR7090 and 2002 Case International RBX561

Large selection of USED TIRES & WHEELS from 12 - 24.5’s *Inventory changing daily

2004 air ride slideout axles on 22.5’s.. .................................................. $2000

2009 John Deere 568 baler for parts

Set of 8 Bridgestone 295/75R 22.5 caps, 80% on aluminum hub pilot wheels

We carry a LARGE SELECTION of rearend and axles!

Rockwell • Eaton • Corporation Sterling • American

Onan diesel generator.............. $1500 Other gas generators starting at.. $350

DECEMBER Specials!

NEW! 1990-99 Chevrolet truck composite dorman headlamps $45 per side. NEW! 1992-99 Chevrolet truck power door mirrors $45 per side. NEW! 1995-99 Chevrolet inside door handles assorted colors. $18 per

A family owned business since 1969 ~ 10 acres of parts!!!

DIETZ AUTO and TRUCK SALVAGE 1104 Bench Blvd., Billings, MT • 1-800-573-4389


Program to preserve Montana’s heritage orchards

Montana State University Extension has organized a statewide program to recognize, preserve and propagate historic Montana orchards. In the early days of settling, shipping produce was difficult and expensive, so most Montanans grew their own fruit. Homesteaders planted apple, pear, apricot, plum and cherry trees. These fruit trees and small orchards provided fresh produce for farms, ranches and rural communities. Some of these orchards still exist and hold answers to rebuilding localized fruit production. The first step in the Montana Heritage Orchard program is to locate living orchards. “These stands are found in little sanctuaries, located off the beaten path. Some hold cultivars that may be over 100 years old and still producing. Imagine what we can learn from these prized trees. We’re asking producers, farmers and ranchers, historians, nursery owners and retired people to all think about where these orchards may be and get in contact with us,” said Toby Day, MSU Extension horticulturist. To be considered a Backyard Heritage Orchard, there must be at least six living trees that are 50 years or older. To be considered a Farmstead Heritage Orchard, there must be at least 10 living trees that are 50 years or older. Qualified orchards will be placed on an interactive map administered through MSU Extension. A website will provide viewers with information about the history of each orchard and a list of identifiable cultivars. MSU Extension will work closely with orchard landowners to explore opportunities for tourism, preservation and/or propagation. Landowners who would like to be part of the Montana Heritage Orchard program should contact their local Extension office or complete a questionnaire online at https://www. surveymonkey.com/s/RCX23J8.

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##### When I was young, there was no respect for the youth. Now that I’m older, there’s no respect for the aged. I missed it coming and going.

WANT TO BUY

Old wood boat Chriscraft, Century, Garwood, etc. Call Mark 406-880-5473

FULL SERVICE DEALER Call for all your truck, parts & service needs

2002 International 8500 tandem axle tractor, DT530, 320 hp, 10 speed, air ride suspension, 232,000 miles....... $11,150

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PICKUP HEADER FOR SALE

2004 Honey Bee 36-ft. header. Transport, 1 piece pickup reel.............................................................. $18,500 obo

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Case IH 535 Quadtrac, radar, auto guide ready, end of row, cruise control, glass caps on rollers, turbo, 5 remotes, high capacity hydraulic pump, weights, 2200 hours................................................................ $219,500 Case IH 500 Quadtrac, Tier 4 Iveco engine, powershift, luxury cab, cab suspension, air seat, radar, decelerator pedal, 36” rubber, differential lock, high capacity hydraulic pump, 2700 hours........................................ $236,000 Case IH Magnum 305, 3 point, quick hitch, PTO, radar, guide ready, ride control, differential lock, powershift, cruise control, 4 remotes, front & rear wheel weights, 480x34 front duals @ 80%, 480x50 rear duals @ 80%.. ......................................................................... $141,900 Case IH Magnum 275 MFD, 3 point, PTO, differential lock, weights, grid heater, ride control...................... $109,000 Case IH MX230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, creeper, front & rear weights, 4 remotes, 480x46 duals, differential lock......... ........................................................................... $70,000 New Holland 8870 MFD, 3 point, PTO, powershift with Pulsar shift, differential lock, 4 remotes, weights. Very clean................................................................... $56,500 Cat Challenger 65, 3 point, 4 remotes, powershift, radar, 27” tracks, decelerator pedal, turbo, draw bar... $19,900

COMBINES and HEADERS

Case IH 2388 combine, chopper, rock trap, yield and moisture monitor, 1867 hours, 30-ft. auger header, header float...................................................................$110,000 Case IH 2188 combine, rock trap, specialty rotor, 2273 hours, Case IH 1010 25-ft. auger header. Shedded....... ........................................................................... $45,000 John Deere CTS combine, rock trap, chopper, 20.8x38 duals @ 70%, big topper, 30-ft. auger header, air reel. Through shop each fall, shedded, paint excellent........... ........................................................................... $43,500

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Despite rains, many Texas reservoirs remain critically low

Though many reservoir levels were recharged in the last few months, some remain at critical levels and may soon mean hard choices for municipalities, according to a water specialist with the Texas Water Resources Institute and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. While Central, East and even the Coastal Bend regions have seen large improvements to reservoir levels, parts of the North Central, Far West, West Central, Southwest and Panhandle regions are still suffering water issues, said Allen Berthold, program specialist with the institute. In some cases, the available water supply is measured in months, and severe usage restrictions are in place, Berthold said. “When I talked to county commissioners in the Wichita Falls area last week, I was told some cities had approximately 180 days of water left at current usage levels,” he said. The commissioner’s court planned to supplement reservoir levels with wells, but the overall effect on long-term supplies will be minimal, Berthold said. On November 9, the city entered stage 4 drought restrictions, which included a “total ban on outdoor watering and an internal audit of business water usage,” Berthold said. According to the Texas Water Development Board, overall, monitored reservoir levels were about 62 percent full as of Nov. 13. But the average is skewed by reservoirs generally being in fair to good shape east of U.S. Interstate 35. Many reservoirs in West Texas remain critically low. The O.C Fisher Reservoir near San Angelo was only 3.4 percent full on Nov. 13; the Twin Buttes Reservoir, empty; Millers Creek Reservoir in North Central Texas, 17.4 percent full; and Abilene Reservoir, 6.3 percent full. Dallas and Fort Worth have seen some relief in recent months, Berthold said. Long range planning by the North Texas Municipal Water District water conservation and new supply systems are hoped to offset losses from the drought and the quarantine of Lake Texoma because of zebra mussel infestation. For cities and rural towns not so fortunate to have a plan and funding in place, some help may be in sight, Berthold said, as Texas voters approved Proposition 6, which allowed the transfer of money from a rainy day fund. The plan proposes to reduce borrowing costs for municipalities to build and enhance water projects during the next 50 years. The water resources institute is a part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. More information on the current Texas drought and wildfire alerts can be found on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Drought Task Force website at http://agrilife.tamu.edu/drought/ . AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: The 12 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Districts Central: Small grains looked good but needed more moisture. Stock tanks and lakes needed runoff. Hay producers were taking a last cutting. The pecan harvest was sporadic. Coastal Bend: Conditions in parts of the region improved after recent rains. The areas reporting wet conditions were building good soil-moisture levels for the next crop season. Growers continued to prepare for spring planting, reserving seed and apply-

ing fertilizer. Volunteer cotton was an issue in some places. Most farmers will need to resort to chemical control to kill cottonstalk regrowth and seedlings. The ratoon rice harvest was interrupted by rain. Where rain was received, pastures continued to improve. However, pastures in other areas were deteriorating. Where there was soil moisture, producers were planting winter pastures. In some instances, producers were trying to take a last cutting of hay. Ponds were full in many areas. The pecan harvest was ongoing with fair yields reported. East: All parts of the region received rain as a cold front moved through. Soilmoisture levels rose. Pond and creek levels were replenished. Heavy rain in some areas caused flooding. With the rain and cooler temperatures, winter pastures made good progress. Some producers expected to have their cattle grazing winter pastures by mid-November. Hay harvesting was mostly completed. A few producers had hoped for dry weather to get a final cutting. Livestock were in good shape with some receiving supplemental feeding. Cattle were calving, and calves were being weaned. Feral hogs were on the move and very active. Far West: Fall weather arrived with the first freeze on November 6. The cooler weather caused trees and grasses to enter dormancy, while winter forbs emerged after recent rains. Farmers were actively harvesting cotton. Alfalfa growers were about to take a final cutting. Pecan growers were preparing equipment for harvest. North: Soil-moisture levels ranged from adequate to surplus. Across the region, rainfall averaged 0.5 inch to 2 inches. Daytime temperatures dropped into the 50s and 60s, and many counties had their first hard frost, with nighttime lows in the mid-30s. With lower temperatures, warm-season forages became dormant. The rain was very beneficial for small grains and winter annual pastures, but soils in some areas were saturated, which slowed down planting of small grains. In Hunt County, for example, only 10 percent of the intended wheat acres was planted due to wet conditions. Stock ponds in many counties were full to overflowing. Livestock were in good condition. Titus County reported increased feral hog activity. Panhandle: Temperatures were up and down, but generally, days were mild and nights cool. Some moisture was received early in the week. Amounts ranged from a trace to a little more than 1 inch. The corn and sorghum harvests were winding down. The harvesting of cotton began in some counties. Winter wheat planting continued, with earlier plantings being irrigated. Sunflowers were also being harvested. Rangeland and pastures were mostly in fair condition. Hansford County reported pastures were showing much better cover and seed crop than the last two years. Cattle on pasture were in good shape. Rolling Plains: Cool, damp weather prevailed, with some areas receiving rain. The rain helped pastures, rangeland and winter wheat, but put a damper on the cotton harvest. Only a small percentage of cotton was harvested, but producers were gearing up to begin harvesting on a large scale within a week. Northern parts of the region had a hard freeze, which was what cotton growers were waiting for. With the cotton crop two to three weeks late, producers had only defoliated a few acres that were ready to harvest, and were holding off on the rest in hopes of a late freeze. The cotton crop looked promising, especially after the past couple continued on page B14


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Despite rains, many Texas reservoirs remain critically low continued from page b12

of years without a crop. For the counties that received moisture, winter wheat was coming along very nicely. However, counties that missed out on the rain reported wheat was starting to show moisture stress. Wheat pastures needed more root development before allowing grazing. Pastures were in the same need of moisture as winter grasses and forages began to emerge. Fall cattle work wound down. The grain sorghum harvest was ongoing. Lakes and stock tanks needed runoff. South: Soil-moisture conditions were short to adequate throughout the region. The northern counties had mild and humid weather with some light showers. The peanut harvest was ongoing, as was the planting of wheat and oats. Rangeland and pastures generally remained in fair to good condition, with some areas still suffering from drought. Shorter days and cooler temperatures limited warm-season grass growth. Body condition scores on cattle remained good to fair. In the western part of the district, conditions remained favorable, but the counties there could definitely use more rain. Soil-moisture conditions were reported as mostly short. The baby spinach harvest was expected to begin soon. More spinach was being planted. Onions, wheat and oats all made significant progress. The pecan harvest was completed for the season at week’s end in some areas. Rangeland and pastures on the better-managed ranches had good grazing. Some stock tanks were full while others were completely dry. Ranchers with higher stocking levels were increasing supplemental feeding. Most ranches continued to be de-stocked or very lightly stocked. Cabbage harvesting was active. The eastern counties received 2 to 4 inches of rain. The southern part of the region had mild weather with 0.5 to 2.5 inches of rain. Fall vegetable crops were progressing well. South Plains: The cotton harvest was in full swing and expected to be completed before the end of the year in most counties. Some areas already had a killing freeze, while others were expecting their first as a strong cold front moved through the area. Most irrigated cotton producers reported better-than-expected yields, and gins were running full time to keep up. The grain

sorghum harvest was more than half done, with good to excellent yields reported due to timely rains during the growing season. In the northern part of the region, winter wheat benefitted from the recent rains and was in fair condition. Some producers were just now planting winter wheat, while others were waiting to finish their cotton harvest before planting wheat as a cover crop. The corn harvest was finished, with very sporadic yields reported. Pasture and rangeland were in desperate need of moisture in some areas. Livestock were generally in fair to good condition. Southeast: Several counties reported heavy rains. In Brazos County, the Navasota River overflowed its banks, causing flooding. Soil-moisture levels throughout the region ranged from 50 percent adequate to 100 percent surplus. Cooler morning temperatures and shorter days slowed the growth of warm-season grasses. High temperatures ranged from 60s to 80s, with lows in the 50s. Livestock were in good shape, with hay continuing to be harvested. A few farmers were still planting winter wheat. Southwest: The region continued to receive spotty showers along with cooler temperatures. Fall armyworms remained a problem in pastures and hayfields. Growers were off to a good start planting wheat and oats. Livestock producers began feeding hay along with some other supplemental feeds. Bucks were in heavy rut and had been running for more than a week, a good situation for hunters. West Central: The region had mild days with cool nights. Only a mild frost was reported in a few areas, but the first heavy freeze was expected soon. Some counties had scattered showers. The cotton harvest was proceeding well, but cool, wet conditions slowed it down in many areas. Winter crops, including wheat and cool-season forages, were off to a good start. There was some late-season hay baling and planting of small grain fields. Rangeland and pastures were in good condition, but the cool temperatures slowed growth of warm-season grasses. Some producers were already turning livestock into wheat and oat fields for grazing. Livestock remained in fair to good condition. The pecan harvest was ongoing with moderate yields reported.

Vida farmer receives Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award Continued from page b10

He and his wife have been very active in their community. He founded the McCone Hundred Club, whose members donate $100 or more annually to support the volunteer ambulance and fire departments. This fall the Johnsons provided significant monetary help for a new fire hall in Circle. He visited with his neighbors to allow rights of way for Highway 13 to come through and complete the route from Wolf Point to Circle He served in the Air Force during World War II, where he attained the rank of Cap-

tain and served 2.5 years in the Civil Air Patrol, Miles City Wing, with the special focus of protecting the Fort Peck Dam which was considered to be a possible Japanese target. He chaired the state Republican Party in the 1950s. “Melvin and Kay have given selflessly to the community and especially to Farm Bureau, all their lives,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson who presented the award. “Farm Bureau is very honored to present our Distinguished Service Award to this hard-working farmer and patriot.”

The Meaning of the Snowman

The white snow represent God’s forgiveness of our sins. The circular snowballs show the everlasting life God promises us. The carrot nose shows us that God has given us the Earth and all living things. The black coal mouth reminds us to give God

praise. The scarf keeps us warm, just as God’s love does. The top hat reminds us to honor God above all things. The twig arms are open to hold us the way God does when we need Him.


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38th Annual “WINTER” SALE! Check out all our sale prices on www.sunriseequipment.biz

Sale ends Dec. 31st

JUST A SAMPLE OF WINTER SALE DEALS!

Case IH 9390

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John Deere 9600 Sale: $35,000

Artsway 9420

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Artsway 690

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John Deere 7720 w/224 Was: $14,500 Sale: $7500

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Rem 552 Vac

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Artsway 786A Def Was: $4500 Sale: $2000

Brandt ‘110’ Sprayer Was: $11,000 Sale: $7500

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John Deere X540 Was: $5750 Sale: $4000

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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

The Leck family of Galata, Montana is offering a full line of low hour, one owner machinery. This machinery if from a recent farm acquisition, has been stored inside and is well cared for. Contact Andy Leck at (406) 460-0079 for questions or viewing.

Emergency management for livestock operations

By Amy Millmier Schmidt, Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer, University of Nebraska By now, we’ve all seen the pictures and heard the tragic stories of lost livestock from the recent blizzard in the northern Great Plains. While dealing with significant economic losses, ranchers were also faced with disposal of the many animals that they lost. Few options exist when a catastrophic livestock loss occurs, as often resources are not readily available to handle the very large quantity of mortalities. Obviously, producers hope to never have a catastrophic loss due 1973 Ford LN600 truck with box and hoist, to weather or other circumstances, but recent events remind roll tarp, 361 V8, steel floor, 15,000 miles. us of this unfortunate reality. The question becomes, “How John Deere 7700 diesel combine, 24-ft. Like new. do you prepare for a disaster?” and, unfortunately, you can’t head, hydrostat, chopper. Low hours. always plan for these events. However, emergency management planning can provide the necessary information for rapidly responding to such an event. Beef quality assurance (BQA) training includes disaster planning and emergency management, but not all producers implement these tools. A 2011 survey by the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) revealed that nearly half of all feedlots did not have a written contingency plan for feeding and watering livestock in response to a utility outage. Larger operations were more likely to have a plan Versatile 950 tractor, 350 hp, 24.5x32 duals, in place, but there were still a large percentage of operations Melroe 210 Spra-Coupe with liquid cooled 4 hydraulic remotes, 2900 hours. without such a plan. Ford engine, 120 gallon, 58-ft., foam marker, Morris 40-ft. unitized rod weeder, wing lift. With the severe winter weather experienced recently, a tow bar. Farm King 8”x60-ft. auger, side PTO drive. significant issue has been disposal of animal carcasses. 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##### Santa Claus was born in US in the 1860’s he was named this as he had a white beard and a belly, so he was named Santa Claus as this was the Dutch word for St Nicholas, Sintaklaas. Although the Dutch had bought him with them in the 17th century, he did not become an important person at Christmas until the Novelist Washington Irving put him in a novel that he wrote in 1809. This first Santa Claus was still known as St. Nicholas, he did smoke a pipe, and fly around in a wagon without any reindeer, but he did not have his red suit or live at the North Pole, he did however bring presents to children every year. In 1863 He was given the name Santa Claus and bore the red suit, pipe, and his reindeer and sleigh. ##### In America the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Mince pies, pastry cases filled with a mixture of chopped dried fruit.

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2005 Peterbilt 379 short hood, ISX Cummins, 450 hp, 10 speed, 270” wheel base......$35,000

1998 Peterbilt 379 short hood, day cab, Detroit, 13 speed, air leaf suspension, 11-22.5 tires, lift axle.......................................................$27,500

28-ft. to 53-ft. van trailers for storage 28-ft. and 53-ft. reefer trailers 1989 Stainless steel tank trailer, 6500 gallon, Honda pump.........................................$14,000 (8) 1996-2001 Great Dane 50-ft. reefers, spread axle, TK unit............................. $8000 -$10,000 2002 Jet 22-ft. steel pup, 11-24.5 tires, steel wheels, drop tongue, removable dolly..$14,500 2013 Wilson 41-ft.x66” hopper with air ride, ag hoppers, 4 aluminum wheels, 11-24.5 tires. ..... .............................................................$34,500 1997 Wilson 30-ft. 3 axle hopper pup, spring suspension...........................................$20,500 NEW 2014 Maurer 40-ft. hopper, spring suspension, pintle............................................$29,000 NEW 2014 Maurer 24-ft. hopper, single axle, spring suspension................................$18,750 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 1978 Colt hopper trailer, 42’8”, spring suspension..........................................................$7500

2010 R-Way 51-ft. belly dump, quad axle, spring suspension, steel wheels, 11-22.5 tires, new caps, very clean....................................$37,500

2007 International 9400I daycab, ISX Cummins 475 hp, 10 speed, air ride............$35,000

New Aluminum Hub Pilot Wheels

24.5.................................................... $250 22.5.................................................... $235 (2) 2002 Doonan 48-ft.x102” step deck, all steel closed tandem on air, 17.5 tires, aluminum wheels...................................................$18,500 Otis forklift, Cummins 4BT, 4 speed, fork extensions.

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

2001 International 9400I Cat C15 475 hp, 13 speed, aluminum wheels, 11-24.5 tires............. .............................................................$20,000 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 2004 Freightliner Columbia, Mercedes engine, 10 speed, midroof sleeper....................$15,000

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2005 Kenworth T800 ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 13 speed, AG-380 suspension, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, 10 aluminum wheels, headache rack, tool box, step box, chain hanger, double locking rears, 825,000 miles.......................................$36,500 2004 Kenworth T800 ISX Cummins, 500 hp, 13 speed, AG-380 suspension, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, 10 aluminum wheels, headache rack, tool box, step box, chain hanger, double locking rears, 851,000 miles.......................................$35,500 2003 Kenworth T800 Aerocab flattop, Cat C15, super 10 speed.....................................$26,500 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

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


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WANTED - 1940s Plastic Saddles Made in Lusk, WY - Scottsbluff, NE Wanted - Photos, information - “Future Book” Collecting plastic saddle, bridles, related items Phone Tom Harrower (307) 432-0404

Danielson Enterprises

Warren Danielson • P.O. Box 71 • Melstone, MT 59054

406-913-1969

406-358-2379

USED IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

2000+ft. ­– 5” & 6” HL mainline, 1/2 valves...............$2.75/ft. 2–1/4 mi. Western style wheelines, 4” pipe, 5-ft. wheels....... ....................................................................... $5000 each 22–4” Gheen hand line.......................................... $50 each 22–3” Western hand line....................................... $50 each 900-ft.–6” Wade mainline........................................$3.00/ft. 2– Cornell 60 hp high head pumps with panel.. $1500 each

Swallow’s Irrigation, (406) 752-4371, cell 261-7604

TRACTORS WANTED TOP $$ PAID We want

Steiger: Turbo Tiger II, 3300, 1700, 2200, 1250, pre-1965. Versatile: 100, 118, 125, 300 Minneapois Moline: G1000 fwa, G900 fwd, 504 fwd, 604 fwd. Cockshutt fwd’s. John Deere 80, 830, 3020, 4020, 4320, 4520, 4620, 6030, 8020. Green Wagners. Allis Chalmers 210, 440, D21, 220. Oliver diesel tractors, running or not. International 826, 1026, 1206, 1456, 1468,1568, 4156, 4300. Rite 4x4 tractors. Big Buds. Also older front wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, running or not. Will pick up. Phone Nathan anytime (cell) 701-240-5737 or 1-800-735-5846

Holiday cactus brings back memories

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture

Mine is blooming in the window! Mom’s is blooming! They are beginning to flower in the store too. What am I talking about? Yes, the holiday cacti are making a beautiful show. Wonderful memories of family and friends associated with this plant bring additional joy to the holiday season. Holiday cactus is a wonderful gift that keeps on giving through the generations. The holiday cactus may be referred to as a Christmas cactus along with the Thanksgiving cactus. Both of these bloom during the holiday season and require the same growing conditions. The exotic birdlike flowers of the Christmas cactus are beautiful. Colors of the flowers include shades of white, golden yellow, pink, rose, coral, and red. The gorgeous flowers of this plant make it a holiday favorite. Actually, most of the holiday cacti are the Thanksgiving or crab cactus. Its scientific name is Schlumbergera truncata. The true Christmas cactus is Schlumbergera bridgesii. The main difference between the two is the shape of the leaf-like stem segments. In the Thanksgiving cactus, the edges of the segments are toothed or pointed; the Christmas cactus segments are smaller and have rounded lobes. The Thanksgiving cactus tends to grow more upright, while the Christmas cactus tends to be more pendulous or drooping. Both bloom around the same time period. Both species originated in Brazil where they grow as epiphytes in plant debris trapped among tree branches or in decaying humus on the ground. An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic. Therefore, plants grown in the home do best in a light, peat-based potting soil. The container should have holes for drainage. Avoid potting in heavy mineral-type soils where over-watering will quickly lead to root rot and plant death. While the holiday cacti are blooming, keep the plants away from heat sources such as appliances and furnace vents. Heat causes the flowers to deteriorate faster. To care for the Christmas or Thanksgiving cactus throughout the year, here are some tips. From January through May, place plants in a sunny location indoors. Water the plants two to four days after the soil appears dry. This plant prefers to be drier than most houseplants but not as dry as other cacti and succulents. Fertilize each month with a complete houseplant fertilizer. On June 1, take the plants outdoors to a location that receives about six hours of sunlight each day. If the plant is root bound in the pot, repot it into another container. The growing media used in the pot should be very light and drain well.

From June through August, continue to water and fertilize your plants as in the spring. Since it is in a pot, be sure to check it several times a week. Depending on the weather, it may need to be watered more often outside than you would if the plant was inside a house. On September 1, begin to reduce the frequency of watering by one-half to reduce potential disease problems. In addition, reduce the frequency of fertilizer application to once every six weeks. Holiday cacti bloom in response to short days and/or cool temperatures. To cause plants to set flower buds, expose them to nine hours of light and fifteen hours of uninterrupted darkness each day, starting in September. This can be accomplished by placing the plant in a light-free closet or under a box at 6:00 p.m. each evening and returning it to the sunny window at 7:00 a.m. the next morning, from around September 21 to October 31. Covering the plants can be a hassle for some people. An alternative to covering is to hold temperatures between 50 and 59 degrees F, which will stimulate flowering despite day length. This can be done by leaving the plants outdoors during September to October 15. Be sure to protect the plants from frost during this time. When the plants are brought indoors in early October, flower buds are set and the plants flower around Thanksgiving. Plants flower for three to four weeks beginning in mid-November. During November and December you will have a beautiful holiday cactus to enjoy! Without the flower promotion treatments of short day length or cool temperatures, late, inconsistent flowering with fewer blossoms will be apparent at Christmas. Unopened flower buds may fall off if temperatures reach above 75 degrees F where the plant is placed in the home. Over-watering plants in heavy soil and/or sudden changes in temperature or light levels may also cause premature flower bud drop. To start a new holiday cactus plant, remove one or two continuous leaf-like stem segments at what looks like a joint from the tip of the stem. Let it sit on a counter for two to three days to let it harden and dry, otherwise, it may rot in the soil. Then place it in potting soil. Keep it moist but not wet. It may take three weeks or more to root. Plant three rooted cuttings together to make a fuller looking pot. When they begin to grow, pinch them back to promote branching. For more information about Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti, contact the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service Office at (270) 685-8480.

Reserve Champion Female at NILE Red Angus Show in Billings on October 17, 2013 was LSR RR Extend 2313Z. Sired by Northline Ignition 125W from Northline Angus and TNF Red Angus from Ardrossan, Alberta Canada.


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Over 100 bushel/min capacity

Whether you want to move grain from a truck to an air cart or from a storage system to a transport truck, a Field GrainBelt can move large quantities with the powerful combination of speed, gentleness and versatility.

875 & 1000 Bushel In Stock All other sizes available

GrainVac Pile Driver

Farm Boy Unloader

To auger grain is a simple and familiar task! To auger grain out of a bag with maximum efficiency is a uniquely different task. The RENN Farm Boy unloader with its volumetrically balanced grain transfer box easily moves grain into the 14” boost auger.

grain bag unloader

IN STOCK

Make clean-up quick with the Brandt GrainVac Pile Driver- the fast, easy way to move a pile of grain. The Pile Driver works like a bin sweep to pull grain steadily up to the MaxFlo nozzle. The short hose on the vac, combined with a steady flow of grain allows the GrainVac to operate at high capacity. Hydraulic control lets you level the arm appropriately across the pile whether you are on perfectly level ground or not. Features: • Tilt Cylinder • Flight Breakaway System • Flight Speed Control Available Attachments: • 3.5-ft. Pile Driver Extensions

NO TRADE INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE ITEMS - $AVE ~ NEW ~

(2) Side-Lok wireless electric motor kits and remotes for tarps......................$1899 Now $1399 Brandt 20100 belt conveyor with self-propelled drive over pit. Was $80,500.....................Now $56,000 Meridian (Sakundiak) 8”x46’ heavy duty auger, Kohler 27 hp, electric clutch, Wheatheart auger mover. Was $16,321.......................Now $14,500 Wheatheart post hole auger with 12” bit. Reg $2550................................................Sale $2200

More Reduc Items... ed Pric es!

(3) Honda 24 hp engines with mufflers. Each Reg $1950................................................Sale $1650 (2) Outback S3 guidance units. Each Reg $3990..... ..........................................................Sale $3000 Meridian (Sakundiak) 12x85 auger. Reg $24,800... .......................................................Sale $19,900 Brandt XL 10x60 auger. Reg $13,200....Sale $9900 Brandt XL 10x80 auger. Reg $16,800.Sale $12,900 Brandt XL 13x70 auger. Reg $26,200.Sale $20,900

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Remote Control Bin Lids

With the capacity to load a 1000-bushel trailer in about 7 minutes, the Loftness GL-10 Grain Bag Unloader out-performs the competition not only in speed but in ruggedness and consistency. Stable site-to-site transportation, fast set-up, easy operation and straight forward maintenance make the GL:10 GBU an indispensable part of your grain bag storage strategy.

Enables you to open your bins from ground level

Farm King 8-ft. snow blower. Was $3100.................. ..........................................................Now $2500 Kwik Kleen grain cleaner, seven tube, hydraulic, tarp and dolly............................................. $4000 Farm King 6640 grain vac. Demo $29.315............... .......................................SALE $23,450 $21,500 Batco 13x75 conveyor with swing. Was $19,500...... .........................................Now $17,500 $15,000 Sakundiak 8x52, 24 hp Onan, Wheatheart selfpropelled kit, hydraulic, flight (new flighting and winch). Was $12,000..............Now $9500 $8500 Sakundiak 10x39, 24 hp Onan, Wheatheart selfpropelled kit, electric clutch. Was $12,000........... .........................................Now $11,000 $10,000

Sakundiak 12x85 swing away auger with reverser, Agremote hopper mover. Sale $18,000............... .........................................Now $16,000 $14,000 Farm King 84” finish mowers..................Sale $1600 Tebben HD 84” heavy duty rotary mower, new blades................................................Sale $2000 Used Onan engine, 24 hp.........................Sale $800 Degelman 51-ft. roller. SN#4245............................... ........................................$37,000 Now $34,000 Degelman 64-ft. roller. SN#4789............................... ........................................$55,000 Now $52,000 Degelman 64-ft. roller. SN#4900............................... ........................................$60,000 Now $57,000

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NEW Generation II water tanks,

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Purchasing feeds for the cow herd

By Rick Rasby, UNL Extension Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska A nutrient test for quality is the best way to know the nutrient profile of forages. Not all feeds/forages are average, some are less than average and some are better than average. If forages are needed to be purchased, price all possible sources on a price per pound of nutrient basis on a 100% dry matter basis. This places the comparison on the same moisture basis. Analyzing cattle feeds for moisture, protein, and energy is recommended. Results of a feed analysis are reported on an as-is and dry matter basis. Nutrients should always be balanced on a dry-matter basis because nutrient requirements for beef cattle are reported on a dry-matter basis. After formulation on a dry-matter basis, values can be converted to an as-is basis (using the dry matter content of the feed) to determine the actual amount of feed (as-is) that should be fed. As an example, if the ration calls for feeding 24 pounds per head per day of a feed on a 100% dry matter basis and that feed is 90% dry matter and 10% moisture, then on an as-fed basis, you would need to feed 27 pounds per head per day (24 pounds/0.90 = 26.6 pounds). Purchasing Feeds/Forages on a Pound of Nutrient Basis Protein and energy supplements are designed to compensate for deficiencies in crude protein or energy content of the base diet. For beef cows the base diet is forage. The objective of a good supplementation program should be to supply the required amount of protein or energy rather than a specific amount of supplement. Therefore when choosing among various feeds a good strategy is to calculate the cost of each supplement or feed on a cost per pound of nutrient in the supplement then purchase the feed or supplement that is most economical. To calculate cost per pound of nutrient, simply divide the cost per ton of the supplement by the number of pounds of nutrient in a ton of the supplement. This assumes that all supplements are similar in moisture content. The result is the cost per pound of nutrient (example: crude protein or TDN). When all feed options are priced on a cost per pound of nutrient the most economical supplement can be identified. There are other factors to consider when purchasing feeds. With today’s fuel prices purchasing a supplement with a greater concentration of nutrient may decrease delivery cost because fewer tons will be needed to supply the same amount of protein. Supplements may differ in the amount of waste that results when they are fed or delivered. For example, alfalfa hay does not cost the same amount to deliver to cattle and results in more waste than feeding cubes but may still be the more economical supplement. Producers can easily account for cost differences in transportation, feeding and waste, and the purchase price of various supplements by using the “Feed Cost Calculator” found on the web at http://westcentral.unl.edu/agecon/ (click on “Livestock Production Decision Aids” then click on “Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator”). Distillers grains can be purchased in three different moisture contents; dried (10% moisture), modified (50% moisture), or wet (65% moisture). If dried is priced at $225 per ton and wet is priced at $80 per ton, which is the best buy as an energy source if both are 110% TDN? Dried distillers is $0.11 per pound of energy on a 100% dry matter basis and wet is $0.10 per pound of energy on a 100% dry matter basis. Assuming that the equipment is available to feed either dry or wet distiller grains, then wet is the best buy.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Bull at NILE in Billings, Montana was OCC Yellowstone SC 302. Sired by PLCC Serious Contender GS, Outlaw Cattle Co., Powell, Wyoming.


Producers could profit from spring canola crops

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Computer modeling by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that spring canola has the potential to become a profitable bioenergy crop for farmers in the semi-arid Central Great Plains. The research by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist David Nielsen and others could provide producers with alternatives for stretching scarce water supplies and increasing cash crop production. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy. Nielsen, who works at the ARS Central Great Plains Research Station in Akron, Colorado, worked with colleagues to combine existing plant growth computer models and generate spring canola production simulations. Then they ran their results from the combined model with 16 years of regional weather data, four different soil water levels at planting time, and other site-specific information to generate spring canola yield estimates for nine locations in Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. Results from their crop simulations suggested the highest yields would be produced in the north-central area near Champion, Nebraska, and the lowest yields would be produced in the south-central area near Walsh, Colorado. When 75 percent of the soil water was available for crop use at planting, the model indicated six of the sites had more than a 70 percent probability of producing a canola seed yield of at least 900 pounds per acre. Using the average simulated yields at each location, the researchers ran an economic analysis that indicated average net returns could range from $67 to $189 per acre, depending on plant-available soil water levels. Simulations produced positive average net returns for five sites: Garden City and Tribune City, Kansas; and Champion, McCook and Sidney, Nebraska. These positive net returns were predicted even when only 25 percent of the soil water was available for crop use at planting. Nielsen used these simulation results to develop a simple decision support tool for canola production and economic analysis that can be used by farmers for canola planning.

Field drainage innovations can improve water quality

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Field drainage installations called blind inlets have been adapted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists for managing agricultural pollutants in the Lake Erie watershed. These systems, which were developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Doug Smith and others, are so effective that farmers who install them are eligible for financial assistance through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Prairie potholes in crop fields have no natural outlets and are prone to ponding, so farmers often install tile risers to drain away excess water. These risers are perforated vertical pipes that extend a foot or more above the soil and connect directly to subsurface tile drainage networks. Water drained from potholes by the risers is discharged via the subsurface drains into the nearest field ditch without any filtration or processing. Often agricultural pollutants drained from the potholes in northeast Indiana’s St. Joseph River watershed eventually reach Lake Erie. Smith, who works at the ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory in West Lafayette, Indiana, studied how water quality differed between pothole drainage that passed through tile risers and drainage that passed through blind inlets. A blind inlet is similar to a French drain that channels excess water away from a building foundation. Smith constructed blind inlets by digging a square pit three feet deep at the lowest point of each pothole and then strategically arranging layers of gravel, tile lines, and related drainage materials in each pit. Water samples collected from drainage channeled through risers consistently showed the highest levels of total phosphorus lost from the fields—as high as 1.73 ounces per acre. In addition, almost all these samples had higher levels of sediment, soluble phosphorus, total phosphorus, and nitrogen than water that drained through blind inlets. Phosphorus loads in samples from the blind inlets were 78 percent lower on average than phosphorus loads in samples from the tile risers, and average sediment loads were 79 percent lower.

##### Christmas celebrations vary greatly between regions of the United States, because of the variety of nationalities which have settled in it. In Pennsylvania, the Moravians build a landscape, called a putz - under the Christmas tree, while in the same state the Germans are given gifts by Belsnickle, who taps them with his switch if they have misbehaved.

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HAY FOR SALE

Grass and Alfalfa round bales. Call 406-773-5612

DISK DRILL FOR SALE

2005 Bourgault 5720 54-ft. disk drill, approximately 16,000 acres, Series II Mid Row Banders, 9.8” spacing, 3” wide rubber packers, older Bourgault 180 bushel 2 compartment cart. Call evenings (406) 567-2618, Denton, Montana

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101 Sunfield Drive, Belgrade, MT

Heavy Equipment Sales • Truck and Trailer Sales Cargo Container Sales and Rentals MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

1995 Driltech D25K rotary water well rig, 3406 Cat deck engine, 950 CFM compressor, casing hammer, truck has low miles, ready to work...............$147,500

2000 Trail-Eze hydraulic tail equipment trailer, tandem axle, 102” wide...............................$25,000

2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, saddle bags, driving light, windshield, 9500 miles....... $9500

Multi-Quip Whisper Watt 35KW gen set with Isuzu diesel. Like new, only 980 hours...............$22,900

1982 Cat 130G motorgrader with lo-pro cab, 50% tires and 12-ft. blade............................. $45,500

2006 Genie S-85 4x4 boomlift, diesel, 4380 hours.........$46,500 2006 Genie GS 3384 4x4 scissor lift, diesel, deck extension. Like new, 104 hours......................$22,900

2004 SkyTrak 10054 telescoping forklift, 10,000 lb lift, 54-ft. reach, outriggers, Cummins diesel, 4100 hours....................$42,500 SkyTrak 6036 telescoping forklift with 36-ft. reach, 6000# capacity, foam filled tires, Cummins diesel.............................$16,900 2005 Cat TH360B telescoping forklift, 7000# capacity, 40-ft. reach, 2800 hours....................$35,000 Set Of Caterpillar Forks for Cat 936 wheel loader. Excellent.....$2900 Vermeer 605F round baler with good belts. Twine.......................$1800

TRUCKS & PICKUPS

1998 Mack water truck with 5000 gallon tank, hydraulic pump, front/rear/side spray......$25,000 1996 Kenworth W900 3406E Cat, retarder, 18 speed, 60” flattop, pneumatic blower..........$18,000

1985 International tandem axle dump truck, 300 Cummins, 8LL transmission, Hendrickson suspension, plumbed for a pup. Very clean and straight..........$19,000

2006 GMC 1 ton, 4x4, extended cab, Duramax, Allison automatic, Knapheide utillity box. 175,000 miles................$16,500

Excavators

2006 Komatsu PC400-7, hydraulic, good tracks, Esco quick coupler, 9400 hours....................$95,000

2006 Komatsu PC200 LC-8, hydraulic thumb, good undercarriage, 6500 hours. Nice machine..............................$87,000 1989 Daewoo DH130, hydraulic, 6 cylinder Daewoo, 36” digging bucket. Weighs 29,000#.$17,500

2007 Kubota KX91-3, hydraulic thumb, 2200 hours........$29,500

WHEEL LOADERS

1995 Cat 928F loader, cab, 23/4 yard bucket, 5900 hours........$38,500 1980 Cat 930 wheel loader with cab, heat, 23/4 yard bucket.....$18,000

CRAWLERS

1986 AM General M923 6x6 tractor with Cummins engine, Allison automatic, front winch, super single tires.....................$11,000 (3) AM General M923 6x6, 240 hp Cummins, Allison automatic, new tires. Extra nice. Each....$12,500

Cat D9H crawler, cab, semi “U” ripper, 50% undercarriage.... CALL

BACKHOES 1997 Cat D5M XL, 6-way blade, cab, 3 shank ripper, 8500 hours......... ......................................$44,500 2007 John Deere 310J 4WD, extend-a-hoe, cab, air, 3200 hours... ........................................$45,000 1989 John Deere 410C, cab and heat, extend-a-hoe..........$17,900

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Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page B22

Vaccination protocol for a goat herd

Introduction Recent surveys conducted by researchers at Alabama A&M University indicated that 80 percent of Alabama and Tennessee goat producers reported that they do not vaccinate their herds. However, vaccination is a precaution that goat producers should adopt to prevent infectious diseases. Why Vaccinate? • For many diseases, it is cheaper to vaccinate than to treat. • Vaccination decreases the chance of goats contracting various diseases. • If a vaccinated goat is exposed to a disease and still contracts the disease, the course of illness may be shorter and less severe, with reduced rates of mortality. • Vaccination reduces economic losses associated with animal illness and death. What is a Vaccine? A vaccine is a substance that causes a goat’s immune system to respond by producing specific antibodies (proteins). Currently, goat vaccines are categorized as modified-live, killed, and toxoid. • Modified-live vaccines use live microorganisms that have been weakened. This type of vaccine causes a prolonged response of the animal’s immune system. The vaccine for sore mouth disease is an example of a modified-live vaccine. • Killed vaccines use killed (inactivated) bacteria or viruses. These vaccines, which include the pneumonia vaccine, are generally safer than live vaccines. • Toxoid vaccines are comprised of diseasecausing bacteria that produce toxins that invade the bloodstream. Toxoid vaccines, such as those for enterotoxemia and tetanus, use bacterial toxins that have been rendered harmless to provide immunity against the toxin. How Do Vaccines Work? A vaccine stimulates production of B cells (white blood cells). These B cells produce plasma cells (a type of white blood cell) that in turn produce antibodies (specific proteins), which fight particular invaders. Once produced, these antibodies circulate in the goat’s bloodstream. Once the goat’s body has produced a particular antibody, it rapidly produces more antibodies if needed. In addition to the B cells, other white blood cells, such as macrophages and T cells, will help destroy invading diseases. Antibodies and memory T cells immediately react to the organism, attacking the invader before disease can develop. Vaccine-Induced Immunity Vaccine-induced immunity provides results days after the goat has been vaccinated. The vaccine triggers a response to infection from the immune system without exposure to the pathogens in their full disease-producing form. Extra doses or boosters of a vaccine may be needed to produce a full immune response. In some animals, a single vaccination induces a lower response and only after a second vaccination will the animal achieve full immunity. Some vaccines induce a short period of immunity. Thus, goats may need yearly booster shots to restore or increase immunity to a specific disease. Do Vaccines Work? No vaccine is 100 percent efficient. The immune response to a vaccine depends on the type of vaccine used and the ability of the animal to respond to the vaccine administered. Some vaccines can protect up to 98 percent of vaccinated animals. Some produce lower protection rates. A vaccine may induce a weaker immunoprotective response if the animals have weaker immune systems. Thus, the animals do not produce enough antibodies to fight disease. Even if every goat in a herd was vaccinated

By Alabama Cooperative Extension against a specific disease, a few goats in the herd may not respond to the vaccine and will be at risk of contracting the disease. Diseases to Vaccinate Against Enterotoxemia and Tetanus Vaccinate pregnant does against clostridial diseases enterotoxemia and tetanus; use a vaccine against Clostridium perfringens types C and D and against C. tetani during the fourth month of pregnancy. This vaccine is commonly referred to as the ‘Clostridial CD/T’ vaccine. Herd bucks may also receive annual CD/T booster shots at this time. Vaccinate kids against enterotoxemia and tetanus at three months of age. A booster should be administered one month later then once annually. Pneumonia Vaccinate against pneumonia caused by Pasteurella multocida or Mannheimia haemolytica. The pneumonia currently available on the market causes temporary limping in goats. Vaccinate adults with two dosages, two to four weeks apart. Kids vaccinated while less than three months old should be revaccinated at weaning or at four to six months of age. Leptospirosis Vaccinate against leptospirosis in regions where the disease is prevalent or in case of an outbreak under veterinarian guidance. The commercially available vaccine is not labeled for goats and is considered to be an extra-labeled product. Consult a veterinarian to administer this vaccine among your herd. Foot Rot Vaccination against foot rot is practiced by some goat producers. A vaccine used for sheep has not been approved for use in goats by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has been effective, however, in reducing the severity and incidence of foot rot in sheep. In sheep herds, its recommended use is two to four weeks prior to the rainy season, with a booster between six weeks and six months later. Boosters should be given twice a year, one to two weeks prior to expected outbreaks. The vaccine causes a localized raised lump at the injection site and is not recommended for use in pregnant ewes. Caseous lymphadenitis (CL) Some goat producers use a commercially available vaccine for sheep to vaccinate against caseous lymphadenitis (CL) in goats. However, a combination of Clostridium C&D/T plus CL vaccine produces a strong adverse reaction, and is not recommended by the FDA for use in goats. Rabies There are several killed virus rabies vaccines made for sheep that are not labeled for goats. The vaccines seem to be effective for goats; however, they are too expensive to be practical in many situations. Chlamydia A killed vaccine to prevent chlamydia and abortion in sheep is available. This vaccine is not labeled for use in goats; however, it seems to be somewhat effective. The vaccine produces side effects that include muscular soreness and stiffness, and the vaccine can cause abortion if goats are vaccinated during the

first 28 to 45 days of pregnancy. Autogenous vaccines, vaccines made from bacteria isolated from a specific herd, are another source of immunization. However, a reputable certified laboratory must produce the vaccine. Before using an autogenous vaccine, test it in several animals for adverse side effects. Goats are more sensitive than sheep to these types of vaccines. NOTE: For better immune response and to prevent illness, vaccinate only healthy animals that show signs of good health and body condition. Adverse reactions, including anaphylaxis, may occur following vaccination. If anaphylaxis occurs, administer epinephrine immediately. Vaccination Guide • Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for vaccine dosage, route of administration, product storage, and expiration date. • Avoid drug residues in meat and milk by following the recommended drug withdrawal times printed on label for treated animals that will enter the food chain via slaughter or will provide milk for human consumption. • Disinfect the injection site with alcohol. • Use sterile needles and use a new needle for each animal. • Administer vaccines to goats using a 20-gauge, 1-inch needle for adult animals. For smaller does and kids, 1/2-inch needles may be used. Used needles should be kept in a container for disposal. • Keep vaccination records. • Be aware of contraindication of the product before applying. • Consult a veterinarian for disease control and product orientation.


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K-State looks at the future of the dairy industry

By K-State Research and Extension While walking through their local grocery stores, consumers might rarely think about all of the varieties and brands of products available to them, let alone where those products originated. In Kansas, consumers who favor national brands of yogurt or cheese in the dairy aisle could be taking home a product with a story that began closer to them than they could have imagined. According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), Kansas currently has about 300 dairy farms across the state, most of them in eastern Kansas but the larger ones in western Kansas where the areas are less populated and more land is available. Statewide, Kansas has about 132,000 dairy cows and produces roughly 2.7 billion pounds of milk worth about $519 million of farm gate receipts annually. Much of the milk produced in Kansas ends up as bottled milk, while some of the milk and cream is further processed into products bearing labels of well-known U.S. dairy brands. Kansas State University hosted a dairy symposium on October 23 in Manhattan, Kansas, which posed the question, “Is Kansas positioned to grow its dairy industry?” and allowed dairy industry experts and Kansas’ dairy producers to gather and talk about the issues surrounding potential growth. KDA has a program called the Kansas Dairy Initiative in place to help maintain current dairies in Kansas and look at dairy expansion opportunities. Potential areas of growth include number of cows and farms, processing capacity and the creation of more artisan dairy products, such as specialty cheeses, said Billy Brown, KDA agribusiness development coordinator and symposium speaker. Kansas is a good location to increase dairy production not only because of the availability of land and wide-open spaces, Brown said. The state also has an adequate feed supply to support more dairy production. The dry climate with minimal instances of prolonged hot and cold spells is favorable to raising dairy cattle. Kansas is a friendly state for animal agriculture, Brown said, and has relatively lenient environmental regulations to allow for animal agriculture expansion compared to several other states. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is also an advocate of increased animal agriculture production in Kansas. Importance of location Dairies are businesses, and like all businesses, location is very important, said Normand St-Pierre, professor from The Ohio State University and another speaker at the K-State dairy symposium. Businesses must be located where there is a demand for the product or service provided and availability of adequate resources to function. St-Pierre and some of his colleagues recently completed a study that looked at the most important factors for determining the best location for dairies to re-locate or consider for expansion. The researchers surveyed dairy producers and agricultural business professionals in the United States’ top 35 dairy-producing states. The survey showed that cash flow ranked first among respondents, followed by capital expenditures, tax structure and incentives, waste management, utilities, natural resources such as land and water, the regulatory environment and transportation. These were followed by other factors that were somewhat important to dairy producers and agricultural business leaders for determining location. These included labor, markets and community attributes such as public perception, access to schools, health care, cost of living, housing, population and access to domestic goods, in grocery and hardware stores, for example. “Some factors were universal, while some were specific to things such as region and herd size,” St-Pierre said. “There is no such thing as a perfect location. There are trade-offs between many possible areas of production.” Kansas, in addition to other centrally located U.S. states, has several of the important attributes to be a good location for dairy industry expansion, St-Pierre said. “There are a few exceptions to this, but the major areas of dairy expansion will be occurring in the central part of the United States,” St-Pierre said. “Those places that will accommodate issues beyond the obvious natural resources needed will be the successful ones.” 
Concern about water The availability of water, and relatively good quality water specifically, is important to dairies everywhere. Posing the opportunity to grow the dairy industry, particularly in western Kansas, has led to discussions about water - and if there is enough water to support more dairy operations. continued on page b25


K-State looks at the future of the dairy industry continued from page b24

The Ogallala Aquifer is an important water resource for agricultural production, for both crops and livestock, in western Kansas. A recent study out of Kansas State, led by professor of civil engineering David Steward, examined the future of the Ogallala Aquifer and found that if current usage of the aquifer continues, as much as 69 percent of the aquifer would be depleted by 2060. Usage is exceeding the recharge of the aquifer, which has led to its depletion. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension recently released a report that looked at the impact of the dairy industry in the southern Ogallala region. It found that dairies in this region - from western Kansas down through New Mexico and the panhandle of Texas - use nearly 1.6 million acre-feet of water and generate $93,437 per acre-foot of direct water or $1,632 per acre-foot of overall water use. Direct water use includes water for drinking and facility maintenance, while indirect water is accounted for in feed production for the cows. Indirect water is important, because without feed, dairies would not be able to operate. The study found that most of the indirect water use comes from outside of the region, however, in the form of imported grain and not from the Ogallala Aquifer. The data suggests that the dairy industry in the southern Ogallala region has little impact on the water resources while increasing economic activity and employment opportunities. St-Pierre said when it comes to conserving water, something to think about is using dairy cattle as a middle point between groundwater extraction and application to irrigated crops. This puts the water to more than one use. “When we look at water in dairy, the use of water for consumption is not like a gallon of diesel or gallon of gasoline, where if I burn it, it’s gone,” St-Pierre said. “If I run a gallon of water through a cow, most of it actually comes back out of the cow. The cow can be put between the groundwater that you pump and the irrigation field. If you’re running the water through animals first, you get some nutrients out, basically natural fertilizer.” He said only about 25 percent of direct water use in dairies is lost in the form of milk and evaporation. “If you’re trying to figure out how much ag output you can get out of a gallon of water, dairy production ranks very high in dollars produced per gallon,” St-Pierre said. 
Potential outcomes from growth The growth of the dairy industry could lead to economic growth for local Kansas communities and the state as a whole. It might also lead to more export opportunities, where the impact could be noticed nationally and globally. Brown said small Kansas communities can be positively impacted from a dairy moving in nearby or by a current local dairy expanding. For starters, dairies could provide more local jobs. According to the southern Ogallala impact study, a typical 3,000 head dairy requires 30 to 37 employees. Dairies also could bring more children into local schools and provide property taxes to help the local area. For each dollar received by a dairy operation, St-Pierre said, the regional economic impact of that dollar is, on average, between two- and three-to-one. “If a cow accounts for $5,000 in gross revenue per year, it means the local economy is going to see a net annual flux of about $15,000 per additional cow coming in,” St-Pierre said. “Then if you add the processing of (the milk) you at least double again this number, up to seven times, a far greater economic impact than crop production, especially if the crops are sold out of the state.” St-Pierre said there is a deficit of milk in many states east of Kansas, which puts Kansas in a good location for domestic trade. “When you look at the United States, you end up having two large regions - the region from the border of Missouri and Kansas to the west is in excess of milk, while everything east of there is in deficit of milk except the northeast with New York and Pennsylvania, which is all used up in that area,” St-Pierre said. ##### In 1843, the first Christmas card was printed in England for Sir Henry Cole. He was busy man who wanted to save time in his own Christmas letters, but was also interested in encouraging the expansion of the postal system. 1000 copies of the card were sold at one shilling each. It was not until the 1860s that the production of cards accelerated, with cheaper printing methods. Then in 1870, the Post Office introduced a half penny stamp for sending cards.

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BeefTalk: Fall pregnancy exams tell the story

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service within the first 21 days of the May through Recently, one set of 72 beef cows came June calving season. off the pasture and was brought home to The bulls were turned out on Aug. 1, the Dickinson Research Extension Center 2012, and the start of the calving season was ranch headquarters. The cows’ trip through set at May 10, which was 283 days followthe chute was fast. Their average weight was ing bull turnout. May 31 was considered the 1,482 pounds, with a condition score of 5.3. end of the first 21 days of the calving season. Of those that were pregnant, 55 are proThe center certainly was anxious to see jected to calve in the first 21 days of the if the excellent early conception rate would calving season, starting on May 10, 2014. repeat. Now that the cows are home and The remaining 10 pregnant cows are propregnancy checked, once again the cows jected to calve in the second 21-day calving have bred in a very timely fashion. The period. Of those cows that are pregnant, 85 conversion of the center’s cows to the May percent are projected to calve in the first 21 calving program was accomplished by days of the calving season. maintaining the current cows while culling Is that a good number? Well, the CHAPS open or late cows. benchmark average is a little more than 63 Maybe there are some cows that do not percent for those herds that are enrolled in breed well in August, which may account for the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement the increase Association. in the number There always of open cows are good and t h i s y e a r. not so good However, breeding seathat probably sons. Howwill remain an e v e r, s i n c e unanswered the center has question until been breeding the center has in August for more data. In May calving, reality, those the breeding cows that do seasons have not breed well are self-eliminated in any been good. Some would say, “Knock on beef cattle system, and the same would be wood,” while others would say, “I told you true for those breeding in August. so.” However, the fact is that the cows are Even though the numbers are limited to breeding well in late summer. the center’s data, it still is remarkable that Not all is perfect because seven of the breeding cows in August and early Septemcows were open. If the cows are going to ber, followed by calving in May and early breed, it seems like they breed quickly and June, is doable. The fact that the cows bred those that don’t breed quickly simply don’t quickly is the point. That is a plus and cerbreed. In reality, the number of opens is tainly worth discussing. greater than one would want, but it is indicaAgain, for those cows having conceived tive of a major problem. within 21 days of bull turnout, there is at The cows were exposed to the bulls for least a 22 percent advantage for the cows approximately 45 days (August 1 to midthat will calve or are projected to calve September). The open rate was 9.7 percent, based on this fall’s ultrasound pregnancy while the CHAPS benchmark would sugexam, compared with the long-term CHAPS gest a 6.5 percent rate is more typical. Given benchmarks. the disappointment that the open rate was a If this trend continues, it would be a very little high, one cannot help but be extremely positive effect of later calving. That trait pleased with the first-cycle conception rates. alone should keep beef producers pondering As was experienced last year, those 72 cows if later calving would fit into their operation. that the center is breeding in August have Good reproduction does not offset the good first-cycle conception rates. weight gain of a calf born 60 days earlier. Cattle reproduction is not simple, but Mid-March and April-born calves are heavithere are several ways to measure or idener because of their age. More pounds means tify a positive or negative influence on herd more dollars. There also are other questions production. Keep in mind that the number such as bull fertility during late-summer of cows calving in the first 21 days of the high temperatures. However, at least for a calving season only evaluates those cows couple of years, the cows are coming home that calved or are pregnancy checked in the pregnant and then calving well. fall as pregnant. However, the challenge remains, which The CHAPS benchmarks have been preis managing lighter-weight, weaned calves sented yearly as composite five-year rolling with enough gain through backgrounding to values and provide the industry with some achieve sufficient operational dollars. typical values to evaluate individual proMay you find all your ear tags. ducer operations. The CHAPS benchmarks For more information, contact Ringwall for the number of calves born within the at 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, first 21 days of the calving season is 63.4 or go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/colpercent. In looking back to last year, 89.2 umns/beeftalk/. percent of the cows at the center calved

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Tips to minimize storage loss in large round bales

Kansas State University Extension With the high price of hay in recent years, producers should do everything they can to protect their investment. One thing producers should look at in particular is their method of storing large round bales, said Doo-Hong Min, K-State Research and Extension crops and soils specialist. Large round bales are more susceptible to storage losses than small rectangular bales when stored outdoors, he said. “Much of the dry matter loss with outdoor storage is associated with microbial respiration under optimal moisture, temperature, and nutrient condition for microbes,” said Min, who is a Kansas State University agronomist based at the K-State Southwest Extension office in Garden City. The following are ways producers can minimize loss when large round bales are stored outside: Maintain good bale density. One of the most important ways to reduce round bale loss is to tighten the outer layer of bale. If the bale is not tight enough, microbes are going to use oxygen to break down the bale using moisture and nutrients. If you can depress the surface more than a half inch, the round bale could experience significant loss when placed outside and unprotected. It’s recommended to have a minimum density of 10 pounds of hay per cubic foot. Use covers on the bales. Round bales stored outside and covered with either plastic or canvas generally experience much less deterioration than unprotected bales. Weathering can reduce forage quality of round bale hay, particularly digestibility. Plastic wrap, net wrap, reusable tarps, or plastic twine can be used to prevent the loss from weathering. Plastic wrap or net wrap will result in less loss than twine. Select a good storage site. Selecting a good storage site is another important consideration in reducing bale loss with little cost involvement. First of all, the storage site should not be shaded and should have good air circulation, which will enhance drying conditions. The storage site also should be well-drained to reduce moisture absorption into the bottom side of the round bales. A well-drained, 4 to 6 inch coarse rock base would help minimize bottom spoilage of a large round bale. Elevate the bales to reduce storage loss rather than placing them on the ground. Ground contact can account for more than half of the total dry matter loss. Elevate the bales from the ground using racks, fence posts, discarded pallets, railroad ties, used tires, or a layer of crushed rock about 4 to 6 inches deep to have good drainage. Orient rows of bales to promote good drying. It’s recommended to stack large round bales in rows end-to-end, give three feet between rows, and orient the rows in a north-south direction. This will allow the area to dry faster after a rain by having good sunlight and air flow. Vegetation between rows should be mowed to allow good air flow. Storage loss in large round bales coincides with precipitation amount, Min added. “Storage loss in eastern Kansas is much greater than in western Kansas. Bales can be stored outside in western Kansas for a couple of years before much significant loss will occur, but storage loss can be significant in eastern Kansas after just one year of outside storage,” Min said. Rarely would indoor storage pay for itself in western Kansas, but storing high quality/high value forage in eastern Kansas might justify the expense of storing hay under cover, the K-State agronomist added.


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

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AG TRUCKS SPRAY SYSTEM ON 2013 IH 7400 CHASSIS 2013 International 7400 Chassis, 330 hp, Allison automatic, 2 speed auxillary transmission with SS 1280 gallon tank, 90-ft. steel boom, Raven Viper, Accu Boom, Smart Trac, Ultra Glide boom height, 45 mph road speeds.

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Give us a call about your application needs.

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2008 International 7400 with Marflex SS 2000 gallon, 120-ft. aluminum boom, 300 hp, auto, auxilary transmission, dual rears and air ride, high rise front axle, hyd. steer, Outback Guidance and auto steer, Raven spray controller, 1000 hours, 10,000 miles.

Ag Trucks is very pleased to announce that we now offer the MACK Granite Chassis as a platform for your sprayer and spreader needs. MACK trucks have earned a reputation for ULTIMATE TOUGHNESS for decades. With MACK, we can offer 345 hp Cummins engines to complement our “Built To Last” ideals that separates Ag Trucks from the competition. Give Dave or Steve a call for details.


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#### Franklin Pierce was the first United States’ president to decorate an official White House Christmas tree.

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Studies show benefits of early calf weaning

By K-State Research and Extension It’s always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial, according to recent Kansas State University (K-State) studies. “The conventional weaning time has always been in the fall, when calves are around 180 to 210 days old, but there was no substantial research to show that that was necessarily the best time,” said John Jaeger, beef scientist with K-State Research and Extension, based in Hays. There were probably many factors at play over the years, including bringing cows home from summer pasture, fitting weaning into crop harvest, fall school activities and more. “We wondered if, rather than putting growth on calves at the expense of cows, it might be better to wean them earlier. If the calves fared well, it might give the cow more time to recover from calving and lactating and improve her own body condition before going into winter,” Jaeger said. This may be an especially important time to look at such management options, he said, as producers are planning to expand herds after cutting back several years due to drought and the resulting lack of forage. The cattle industry in Kansas generated $7.88 billion in cash receipts during 2012, and ranked sixth nationally in the number of beef cows at 1.33 million head as of January 1, 2013, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistics. Jaeger, along with K-State Research and Extension beef science colleagues K.C. Olson, who is based in Manhattan and Justin Waggoner, based in Garden City, conducted two studies - one in 2007 and another in 2012, to determine the effect of earlier-than-usual weaning on the calves. 
Calves gain, cows benefit The studies found that calves weaned at 120 to 160 days at an average of 360 pounds gained as much weight and were just as healthy as calves that were weaned later. It also indicated that the health risks and death loss were no different in early-weaned calves than in those weaned at the more conventional ages of 180 to 210 days. “Previous studies by other researchers have shown that early weaning reduces grazing pressure,” Jaeger said, adding that a calf weighing 450 pounds at 120 days of age eats about 6.8 pounds of forage per day. So, for every 30 days that a calf is weaned early, there should be one week of additional grazing for the cow. Early weaning also decreases the cow’s nutritional requirements. The studies showed that for every 30 days that a calf is weaned early, there will be another three additional days of grazing for the cow. Cows enter fall and winter in better body condition, which trims the amount of winter supplementation needed and decreased cow maintenance costs. If the increased body condition is maintained through the winter and calving and to breeding, there is potential for improved conception rates the following summer. Over the years, there’s been a tendency to think that calves were not capable of using concentrated feed at a younger age, Jaeger said. Coupled with worries about calf stress, health risks, and heat - a complicating problem in July, August and September - has often kept producers from weaning earlier. 
Optimum age still undetermined Through this and other research, however, scientists know that calves can be weaned as early as 90 days, Jaeger said, but added that an optimum age for a beef production system has not been established. “The optimum age in response to drought conditions is usually dictated by the severity of the drought and forage availability,” he said. “I usually advise producers interested in early weaning to wean when calves average 120 days of age. Most progressive producers have a 60-day breeding season, so calves weaned at an average of 120 days of age will range from 90 to 150 days of age.” The studies indicated that the younger calves need feed that is highly palatable, meaning that it tastes good to them, and relatively high in nutrient density to offset the fact that they don’t eat as much as older calves do. They also found that feed moisture content of 20 to 30 percent is optimum. “Familiar feeds may not have the nutrient density that you’ll need if you wean calves early,” Olson said. Just like humans sorting their most and least favorite foods on a plate, calves will sort their diet ingredients, so the size of the particles matters. continued on Page B31


Studies show benefits of early calf weaning By K-State Research and Extension continued from Page B30


Management tips “Newly-weaned calves require management, regardless of the age at weaning. Producers should have a management plan and follow it,” said Jaeger, who provided tips for producers based on the studies. • Place an additional water tank and feed bunk in the pen with the calves. • Remove floating covers from automatic water troughs. • Pen calves based on their body size. Limit the weight range within a pen to no more than 50 pounds less or more than the average weight in the pen. • Make sure each calf has at least 12 inches of linear bunk space. • Make sure the feed bunk and water supply can be easily accessed by the calves. • Consider air flow – especially in hot weather. Too little shade promotes crowding. A follow-up study is currently under way, in which the researchers weaned calves from their mothers at between 120 and 160 days, with an average of 127 days, and split them into two groups. Half of the calves were left to graze on pasture and the other half were placed in a feedlot. At the end of 60 days in the separate environments, the weaned calves will be put back together as a group, fed a common ration up to market weight. In that way, the team will be able to evaluate how grass-fed calves fared in comparison to those fed a high-concentrate diet. Those data will be available in 2014.

Dairy cattle judging provides learning opportunities

By Megan Nielson, SDSU 4-H Youth Livestock Field Specialist Fifty-three 4-H Youth from across South Dakota participated in this year’s State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at the South Dakota State Fair on Sunday, September 1st. Contestants had the opportunity to evaluate top dairy cattle donated by area producers and learn from industry leaders. Awards were also given to high individuals and teams thanks to sponsorship from the Midwest Dairy Association. Top seniors also earned a trip to the 2013 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin to compete in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Youth were challenged during the State Contest where they had to complete a written skills problem, evaluated structure and dairy character on five cow and heifer classes, and gave oral reasons defending their placing decisions. View the results from the state contest on the State Fair page (http://igrow. org/4h/south-dakota-4h/state-fair/). National Competition Four seniors from the State Contest went on to represent South Dakota 4-H at the National Contest held on Monday, September 30th. Team members included Ashley Rennich from Brookings County, Tierra Decker from Beadle County, Megan Knutson from Day County and Krista Harringa from Deuel County. Jodi Knutson, Keith Goens and Terri Goens, all from Deuel County, led the team. In preparation for the contest the team had the opportunity to visit and practice at several Wisconsin dairy farms including: Cozy Nook Farm, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Mapleton Valley Farm, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Scholten Dairy, Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Ocean View Wisconsin of Deerfield, Wisconsin, Hoard’s Dairy Farm of Fort Atkinson, WI and Sunshine Genetics, Inc of Whitewater, Wisconsin. They also toured the National Dairy Shrine and stopped at the NASCO factory. The South Dakota 4-H Team would like to thank Cenex Harvest States, Valley Queen Cheese, and the Midwest Dairy Association along with many other sponsors who helped make this trip to the National Contest possible. Congratulations to all the youth who participated this year at the various dairy cattle judging schools and contests.

#### George Washington spent Christmas night 1776 crossing the Delaware River in dreadful conditions. Christmas 1777 fared little better - at Valley Forge, Washington and his men had a miserable Christmas dinner of Fowl cooked in a broth of Turnips, cabbage and potatoes. #### During the Christmas/ Hanukkah season, more than 1.76 billion candy canes will be made.

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4, 5.3L V8, extended cab, long box, 11,000 miles. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4, extended cab, 6.0L V8, power windows, power locks, CD. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4, extended cab, long box, Duramax, Allison transmission.

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Limited Sahara, 49,000 miles. Very nice, salvage title. 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, 4x4, 78,000 miles. 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT RS, 4-door, heated leather, sunroof, 11,500 miles.

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#### The actual gift givers are different in various countries: Spain and South America: The Three Kings Italy: La Befana (a kindly old witch) England: Father Christmas France: Pere Noel (Father Christmas) Russia: In some parts - Babouschka (a grandmotherly figure) Other parts it is Grandfather Frost. Germany: Christkind (angelic messenger from Jesus) She is a beautiful fair haired girl with a shining crown of candles. Scandinavia: a variety of Christmas gnomes. One is called Jr. Grand Champion Hereford Female at NILE in BillJulenisse ings, Montana was BW 34S 38W Turquoise 36Z ET. Sired by Holland: St Nicholas. NJW 76S P20 Beef 38W ET, Bell Ward, Sheridan, Wyoming. Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

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Beef Quality Assurance for cow operators

By Dave Sparks, DVM, Oklahoma State University Extension Much has been said about Beef Quality Assurance in recent years, but how many of us really know what it is and why it is important to all beef producers? Simply put, BQA is the effort to instruct beef producers, and their workers, as to ways that they can produce a high quality and wholesome product that keeps the consumer coming back for more. While great strides have been made with fed cattle, cow operators have a ways to go. In feedlots a few people are handling large numbers of cattle, and feedback from the processor is fairly simple. In cow country, many more people are handling smaller numbers of cattle, and the feedback, while real, is not so obvious. Injection site lesions in the sirloin are one measure of the care with which cattle are processed and medicated. From 1995 to 1999 the feedlot industry reduced these lesions from 12% of fed carcasses to less than 2%. At the end of this time period, however, over 40% of all cow and bull carcasses had lesions in the sirloin. Too often cow operators see the cow as a calf production unit rather than a part of the food chain. The fact is, about ¼ of the beef consumed in our country comes from cull cows and bulls and it is not all hamburger. Today, the better cuts such as the round, sirloin, loin, and rib-eye allow the packers to pay better cow prices than we have seen in years past. Cull cows represent about ¼ of the gross income for most cow operators. If we, as an industry, could reduce the annual carcass losses due to bruising, injection lesions, excess fat trim, and condemnation due to drug residues, what would be your part of the extra ½ billion dollars on the table? Cow buyers are aware of what this waste costs, and they know which herds, areas, and sales most of the problems come from. When your culls come through the ring you need as many hands in the air as possible. Proper techniques when handling and processing cattle can go a long way. Use the smallest needle that will do the job and change it at least every 10 head. Dull needles cause more lesions, and a needle that fatigues and breaks off is a serious problem. While injection site lesions are trimmed away when found, they make the whole cut of meat tougher due to extra connective tissue deposited in the muscle. Be sure to give all injections in front of the shoulder, and when you have a choice, give injections subcutaneously. Reduce bruising by eliminating overcrowding and make sure loading facilities are safe and cattle flow through them easily. Market cull cows before lameness and eye problems get severe, or barren cows get overly fat. Proper drug and vaccine usage can be summed up with 5 words, “Read the label,” and “Keep records.” Drug residue problems result when dosage, course of treatment, or route of administration are not according to the label, or specified withdrawal time before slaughter is not adhered to. According to law, all violations are the responsibility of the producer, so if you have a problem not only are the future prices you receive affected, but you will be subject to possible fines and/or quarantine. If you do have a violation and you can produce proper treatment records, officials are likely to work with you to help identify and solve the problem. Without records, they may well resort to sterner measures. As Americans we have the safest and most wholesome meat in the world, but we need to constantly work to keep it that way. Beef is still “What’s for Dinner” today, but we need to make sure it’s on the menu tomorrow too.

Corn Poppin’ Facts

Popcorn pops because water is stored in a small circle of soft starch in each kernel. As the kernel is heated, the water heats, the droplet of moisture turns to steam and the steam builds up pressure until the kernel finally explodes to many times its original volume. Americans today consume 17.3 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year! The average American eats about 68 quarts! While the first breakfast cereal was made by adding sugar and milk to popped popcorn, a shortage of baking flours after World War II forced breadmakers to substitute up to 25% of wheat flour with ground popped popcorn. Over the years, popcorn also has been used as an ingredient in pudding, candy, soup, salad and entrees. Popcorn’s nutritional value comes from the fact that, like other cereal grains, its primary function is to provide the body with heat and energy. Microwave popcorn is the same as other popcorn except the kernels are usually larger and the packaging is designed for maximum popability.


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Tim Guttenberg, Sales

Galen Zerbe

DeDee Hicks, Kenzie Kalinski, Linda Pischel, Accounting

Travis Volk, Service

Curt Ross, Parts

Marv Pratt, Parts

Mike Guttenberg, Sales

Carl Laumeyer, Parts

Lloyd Lindvig, Service

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 2014 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

James Meland, Parts

John Chappell, Service

Kyle Loewen, Service

Vic Puchalla, Parts

Randy Barnett, 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

63 Years

2013

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New Holland Equipment

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USED SPRAYERS

USED ROUND BALERS

1992 New Holland 660 with Bale Command, standard pickup, 1000 PTO. #UHN108.....................$7500 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 1998 Vermeer 605L twine & mesh wrap, hydraulic bale kicker. #UHVM31............................. $12,000 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $7500

USED COMBINES

2007 New Holland CR-9070 1383 separator hours, 20.8R42 duals, straw chopper, moisture/yield, dual speed rotor, 400 hp diesel, 330 bushel grain tank, deluxe mirrors. #UCNH69...................... JUST IN 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 1994 New Holland TR97 2100 hours with MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, 30.5x32 tires, straw chopper & chaff spreader. #UCNH37.....$60,000

Glasgow, Montana

2012 New Holland CR-8090 337 separator hours, 450 hp, Class 8, abrasive package, 620-70R42 duals........................................................ Just in 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 1981 New Holland TR85 2200 separator hours, 24-ft. header. #UCNH58...................................$12,500

2000 Flexi-Coil 67 90-ft. suspended boom, windscreens, 320/85R38 tires, with Flexi-Control auto rate, 3 ball valves, 1000 gallon. #USF177............ ................................................................$22,000 2000 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 100-ft., 1500 gallon, wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, FlexControl Auto Rate, windscreens, double nozzles, rinse tank. #USF153................................................$17,500 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 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 120-ft., 1500 gallon, non auto rate. #USF173............................................$6500 1995 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens, 3-switch controller. #USF171....................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft., 1000 gallon tank, 3-switch controller. #USF171..............................................$5000 1996 Brandt QF2500 100-ft. wheel boom, twin tank, twin boom, with Auto Rate, 18.4x26 tires, foam marker, Ace hydraulic & PTO pump. #USBT12... . ..............................................................$10,900

USED TRACTOR

2011 New Holland T9030 4WD, 498 hours, 385 hp engine, 16 speed powershift, 710/70R42 tires, PTO, luxury cab, HID lights, weight package. #UTNH94............................................... JUST IN 2011 New Holland T7-210 MFD, powershift transmission, 750 hours, both PTO and 3-point, loader/ bucket/grapple......................................... Just in

1995 New Holland 9680 4WD, 350 hp, approx. 4400 hours, standard transmission, 855 Cummins, 20.8x42 tires. Nice!.................................$65,000 1995 Agco 8630 MFD, 2900 hours, 3-point hitch, 540/1000 PTOs, 145 hp, powershift transmission, DuAl loader and grapple fork..................$36,000

Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

1-800-228-5393 – 406-228-4311 SALES: Mike Guttenberg - Tim Guttenberg

1950

63 Years

2013

Glasgow, MT


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CONSIGNMENTS

1983 Versatile 1150 4WD tractor, 470 hp Cummins, 30.5x32 tires (good), new clutch.............. Just in

John Deere 4010 diesel, 2 rear hydraulics, good tires, F11 Farmhand loader................................$5500 Ford 9N tractor, new tires, new paint, 3-pt. hitch, 540 PTO, very nice............................................$3900 2007 K-Hart 60-ft. no-till air drill, 10” spacing, Bourgault 4350 tow behind air cart...............$125,000 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 550# trips, double shoot, 4” rubber packers, stealth openers with 3450 tow between cart, mechanical drive, 30.5x32 tires..................................$59,000

1996 Concord 4412 (red) air drill, 3 rank, 12” spacing, ext. cushion shanks, disc levelers, 650x15 heavy duty packers, Farmland boots, 2300 tow behind cart, hydraulic fan, 7” auger....................$46,000 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 2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 124-ft. wheel boom, windscreens, walking beam axles, Auto Rate.$18,000 2003 Flexi-Coil 100-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, auto rate, windscreens, dual bodies. SN 113271..............................................$15,000

USED WINDROWER

2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, dual nozzles, windscreens.............$14,500 2000 Brandt QF1500 80-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, 3-switch control, hydraulic drive pump..........................................................$6000 Melroe 216 Spra-Coupe, 719 hours, new 200 gallon tank, 50-ft. boom, water cooled engine, foam marker.......................................................$7500 1981 Chevrolet 3/4-ton pickup with 66-ft. Bloomhardt sprayer, 315 gallon tank.............................$3800 Wil-Rich 47-ft. tool bar, 5 section, 7 Flexi-Coil harrows, McKay knock-on sweeps........................$17,500 International 140 48” roll over plow, 16” bottoms, 3-pt. mount.........................................................$3500 Vermeer 605K round baler, twine tie, 540 PTO.$7500 2000 Vermeer 605L round baler, 540 PTO drive with gathering wheels, nice shape....................$7500 Vermeer 605L round baler, twine & net wrap, gathering wheels..................................................$5500

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 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 Gleaner 13-ft. pickup header with Melroe attachment...........................................................$1500 Brandt 1515 belt transfer auger, 15” with new 15 hp Kohler engine.............................................$6900 Ezee-On 21-ft. tandem heavy duty disc, 24” discs with rock flex..................................................$12,500

USED HEADERS

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 Massey-Ferguson pickup header, 13-ft., fits 510, 750 and 760. #UHMF61......................................$500

USED SKID STEER

USED AIR DRILLS

2013 New Holland P2060 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, 41/2” steel wheels, double shoot, stealth openers......................................................Demo 2011 New Holland P2060 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, 550 lb. trips, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot with P1060 tow between air cart, 430 bushel, variable rate, duals................................... Just in 2008 New Holland SD550 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, 41/2” steel packers, SC430 tow between cart, variable rate................ Just in 2008 New Holland SD550 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, 4” rubber packers, SC430 tow between cart, variable rate................ Just in

Bourgault 5710 59-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, mid row coulters, 5350 tow between tank with 8” auger, Eagle Beak points with anhydrous setup. #UDB006................................................$79,000 2012 New Holland P2050 58-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, P1060 tow between cart, variable rate, Dutch side-band openers................ Just in

2006 New Holland SD440 58-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, 550 lb. trips, 41/2” steel packers, single shoot, basic blockage, stealth with 4” spread tips, SC430 tow between cart, DuAl fan, variable drive, 42” dual tires.......................................................... Just in 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 5.5” rubber, 550# trips, single shoot with tow between Flexi-Coil 3450 variable rate tank. #UDF216....... . ..............................................................$63,000 1998 John Deere 1820 40-ft air drill, 10” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot, 787 tow behind cart.......................................................... Just in 2006 New Holland SD440A 39-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, stealths, 41/2” steel packers, SC430 tow between cart, mechanical drive, 30.5x32 tires.......................................................... Just in

1995 Concord 3612 air drill, 12” spacing, ext. cushion shanks, single shoot, Farmland boots, 2400 tow between cart, diesel fan drive.................$29,000 2004 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow between air cart, variable rate drive, dual fan, 23.1x26 R3 tires. #UDF226.. ...............................................................$26,500

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Combining a 275 horsepower engine with our PTG Technology results in maximum efficiency and power.

The 2013 Apache Sprayers include...

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

Zerbe Bros. 2012 New Holland H8080 windrower, no hours, cab and rear axle suspension, 226 hp 6 cylinder diesel, deluxe package with 416 16-ft. Durabine header. . ....................................................Special price!

2010 New Holland L175 skid steer, 450 hours, 2000# lift, cab with heat, 2 speed hydro, 72” bucket. #USNH28...............................................$35,000

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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 $19,500 to $24,000

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

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$8295*

8’6”x24-ft. flatbed gooseneck with 8’6”x28-ft. flatbed gooseneck with 4-ft. popup Beavertail..$8695* 4-ft. popup Beavertail..$9295* ★ 20,000# GVW ★ Electric brakes ★ Ramps ★ Lights ★ Single 23575R/17.5 tires (each tire carries 6000#’s) ★ 2 YEAR WARRANTY

8-ft.6”x20-ft. Tandem Axle Gooseneck $5195*

flatbed, 14,000 GVW, electric brakes, lights, treated deck, 16” 10-ply radial tires. No ramps 2-Year Warranty

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.... $5395

Heavy Duty Car Hauler

6’6” W x 18’ long

7000# GVW.......................... $3195*

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............... $6295* Above trailer as 16,000# GVW................... $7395*

2-Year Warranty

✔ 5000# tongue jack ✔ Electric brakes 10,400# GVW....................... $3795* ✔ Treated wood deck ✔ 15” radial tires 14,000# GVW, 20-ft.............. $4195* ✔ Stake pockets ✔ 2” ball hitch ✔ 8-ft. ramps *LED lights and Rhino Line deck are standard equipment on all trailers.

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UW Extension releases series on estate planning

University of Wyoming Extension Estate planning is something many avoid. Talking with loved ones and others about death and dying, inheritance and things like durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives can be uncomfortable and daunting. “Many people believe that estate planning is for the elderly or the wealthy or is not something they want to discuss because it focuses on decisions that can be difficult,” said Cole Ehmke, personal finance specialist with University of Wyoming (UW) Extension. “But no one knows what the future holds, so a plan is something everyone should have – particularly those who will leave dependents behind.” UW Extension has published an 11-bulletin series titled Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions to help citizens understand the decisions and legal requirements. Ehmke and a team of UW Extension specialists, along with an estate-planning expert, are confident the series will help anyone develop an estate plan and also help those who must carry out the plan of someone else. “Some of the bulletins are written to help people get started on planning and consider their options,” Ehmke noted. “Some are on topics that aren’t easy to find information on, especially specific information to Wyoming, such as the steps in probating a will.” Since estate plans work within a legal structure that can be perplexing, Ehmke said, the UW Extension team partnered with Aaron Lyttle to share insights that would help people move forward in their planning. Lyttle is an attorney with Long, Reimer, Winegar and Beppler in Cheyenne. “I’m sure that readers will appreciate the depth and extent of knowledge that Aaron has poured into the publications,” Ehmke said. The bulletins are not intended to provide legal or financial advice but rather to give readers a more informed understanding of issues they may want to discuss with family members, the executors of their wills (whether family members or someone else) and estate planning professionals, Ehmke said. And for those on a tight budget, he noted, the publications may help them save money. For example, one of the bulletins focuses on information to assemble before consulting an attorney and another is titled Wyoming wills: Some suggestions for getting the most from estate planning. “The series will be a good place to start for those wanting to understand the legal process and the options on a wide range of estate planning issues,” Ehmke said. “We then encourage them to set appointments with their legal, financial and insurance advisers.” The Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions bulletin series, B-1250.1 through B-1250.11, includes: 1. Introduction to estate planning, 2. Estate planning checklist: Information to assemble before consulting your attorney, 3. After death: What steps are needed?, 4. Wyoming wills: Some suggestions for getting the most from estate planning, 5. Death certificates, 6. A walk through probate, 7. Disinheritance, 8. The personal property memorandum, 9. Guardianships and conservatorships, 10. Advance health care directives, and 11. Durable power of attorney. The bulletins are available for free download by going to www.uwyo.edu/ces/ and clicking on Publications on the left side of the page. Type “Ehmke” in the Search Publications box. Hardcopies can be picked up for free at UW Extension offices across Wyoming. Addresses are available at http:// www.uwyo.edu/ces/county/ Hardcopies can also be ordered for $3 per individual bulletin or $25 for the entire 11-bulletin series. To order, email cespubs@uwyo.edu, or click on the title of one of the bulletins on the Web page and then click on Request Copy. For more information about the bulletins, contact Ehmke at cehmke@uwyo.edu or 307-766-3782. ##### My sister is having a terrible time with her boyfriend. One day, she confided in me: “It seems like all we do is argue, and when he leaves I spend most of the night crying. I have lost 15 pounds in the past 3 weeks.” “Oh, Susie, that’s terrible,” I replied. “Why don’t you just break up with him and get it over with?” “Oh, I will, but not until I lose these last 10 pounds!”


UW scientists research herbicide resistance solution

By University of Wyoming Extension University of Wyoming (UW) researchers will use kochia in a five-year study to help find a solution to weed-resistance to herbicides. Department of Plant Sciences associate professor Andrew Kniss has received a National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to analyze methods of weed control other than herbicide. Experimental kochia populations will be seeded in fields without major infestations, and all sites will be sprinkler irrigated, said Kniss, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The populations will have herbicide-resistant and susceptible strains at a known ratio. The fields will be exposed to various treatments including crop rotation and tillage. Soil samples collected each fall will be used to record management practice data relative to kochia. The sites are at research stations near Powell, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Huntley, Montana. The sites represent three different regions significantly affected by the study’s weedof-choice. Economic and biologic effects on kochia will be evaluated using statistical analysis on data collected in the field. Statistical modeling is the most commonly used tool because field study data is lacking due in part to difficulty and expense, Kniss said. The economic impact of factors such as fuel, labor, fertilizer and crop prices will be determined. “Diverse crop rotations and tillage are commonly recommended for management of herbicide-resistant weeds, but there is still not that much field-based information on how successful these approaches will be,” explained Kniss. “Since tillage and crop rotation are still quite common in our region, we thought this is a great opportunity to see how these practices actually influence development of herbicideresistant weed populations.” He said kochia is one of the most problematic weeds in Wyoming and many other western states. “It infests both dryland and irrigated cropping systems and is particularly troublesome in sugar beet production,” Kniss said. “It has evolved resistance to many commonly used herbicides, including dicamba, atrazine and glyphosate. So any information we can learn about managing this species could have a big economic impact.” Kochia was also chosen because it is an annual and produces an abundance of seed that remain viable only a few years in the soil. Because of these traits, Kniss expects meaningful results within the study’s five-year-timeframe. “At the conclusion of this research, we will have a much better understanding about how diverse crop rotations and tillage impact the evolution and spread of herbicide-resistant kochia populations,” said Kniss.  “This will allow us to design the best combination of crop rotations, herbicides and appropriate use of tillage to minimize the impact of this weed. We will be developing an economic model that will help us understand the long-term benefit of adopting practices that reduce the likelihood of herbicide-resistant weed development.” Kniss plans to report progress and findings annually beginning the second year of the study.

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We are your Meridian and Grain Max bins stocking dealer

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Wiese Sweeps

14” & 16” In Stock

1650- to 3000-gallon tanks in stock ATV Skid Sprayers

Available in 50- and 100-gallon. Booms or boomless. 7 gallon/minute electric pump or 4 hp. Honda gas engine. Adjustable SwingAway control arm. Master shut-off. Left/right shut-off valves at booms. Liquidfilled gauge. Pressure regulator. TeeJet components. Full drain tank.

Liquid Fertilizer 28-0-0 in stock Delivery available

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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 Limited supply of small square straw bales............. $2/bale

Aaron Boehm 406-355-4402 Rudyard, MT

##### In Washington D.C., a huge, spectacular tree with Christmas ornaments is lit ceremoniously when the President presses a button and turns on the tree’s lights.

2012 PJ 8-ft.x60” utility dump trailer, BP split gate, tarp kit Retail $4380. SPECIAL PRICE................ $3550 2013 PJ 14-ft.x83” tandem axle dump trailer, gooseneck, split spreader gate, tarp kit, scissor lift, 24” side extensions. Black Retail $9639. Will sell for......................... $8569 2014 PJ 14-ft.x96” deckover dump trailer, split spreader gate, tarp kit. Retail $8319. Will sell for......................... $7399

2014 PJ 12-ft.x83” tandem axle dump trailer, tarp kit Retail $7339. Will sell for......................... $6529 2014 PJ 14-ft.x83” tandem axle dump trailer, split spreader gate, power up/down, gravity upgrade, tarp kit, scissor lift Retail $8219. Will sell for......................... $7319

New PJ 30-ft. classic gooseneck flat bed with duals, 5-ft. dovetail with 2 flip-up ramps. Retail $10,623. Will sell for...................... $9489 2013 PJ 26-ft. gooseneck flat bed with duals, tool box, 5-ft. dovetail with 2 flip over ramps. Retail $10,148. Will sell for...................... $9199

New PJ 28-ft. gooseneck with triple 7000# axles and brakes, 2 flip over ramps, popup dovetail. .................................................................. $8499 2013 PJ 28-ft. gooseneck flat bed with singles, tool box, 5-ft. center popup dovetail with 2 flip over ramps, cold weather harness. Retail $8421. Will sell for......................... $7599

More Inventory Arriving Daily!

New PJ 26-ft. deck over power tilt, cold weather wiring harness, 102” deck width Retail $8839. Will sell for......................... $8429 New 2014 Wells Cargo Funwagon, 4 place enclosed sled trailer, 6’6” white interior, insulated ceiling with man door, rear & front loading ramps, fuel door. This trailer is loaded! Black or white exterior. Retail $12,150. Your Choice Now......... $10,150

New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7000# axles, bull package, spare tire, mats, 2 center dividers with one slider. Charcoal gray. Retail $12,379. Now............................. $10,949 New Circle D 16-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 6000# axles, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $9799. Now.................................... $8599

2012 PJ 18-ft. x 6” channel equipment bumper pull trailer with 2-7000# axles, straight deck with 5-ft. slide-in ramps, spare tire mount Retail $4499. Will sell for......................... $3900

New PJ 22-ft. deck over power tilt, cold weather wiring harness, 102” deck width Retail $7649. Will sell for......................... $6829

Used 1998 Featherlite stock/combo steel trailer, escape door, 3 saddle racks, mats, decent tires and spare.......................$5500 obo Used Like New 2012 PJ 60”x8’ utility trailer. Sells New for $1449 Now............................................................ $1200

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O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center

By K-State Research and Extension The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center (http://www. grains.k-state.edu/new-feed-technology-innovation-center/) on October 11 brought students, faculty and industry professionals together to appreciate hard work, thank supporters and celebrate the future of the feed industry at Kansas State University (K-State). “Today is an incredible day,” said Rob Sheffer, group director for animal nutrition at Cargill. “Today we celebrate, but this country and this world will benefit tomorrow because of what we did today.” The $16 million, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center was completed this fall after 20 years of planning, design and construction. The new facility replaces two older mills on campus. The state-of-the-art facility was built to improve education for students and industry. Keith Behnke, a professor emeritus in Kansas State’s department of grain science and industry, noted that the university has the only undergraduate feed science and management program in the United States. “From an educational stand point, I believe this is going to give us the opportunity to train the next leaders of the feed industry,” said Charles Stark, who is the university’s Jim and Carol Brown associate professor in feed technology. “The next generation will have an opportunity to come to Kansas State, learn the manufacturing process and transfer those skills back into the industry.” Behnke said that what employers in the feed industry are looking for in graduates is experience. “We can sit in the classroom all day and show pictures of how pieces of equipment work and how to maintain those things,” he said, “but without hands on experience, pictures really don’t mean much. It’s our goal to put every student we have into an intern program…to work in the feed mill as their class schedule permits (and) gain experience.” He added that students have to be allowed to make mistakes, such as pushing a pellet mill too far and spilling ingredients out on a floor because they overloaded the equipment. “It’s a little like touching a stove,” Behnke said. “You touch a stove and you learn not to do that. We can let students make mistakes here a lot cheaper than employees can in the industry. Out in the industry, if you make too big of mistake you get fired. The worst we can do to them is say, ‘okay, clean it up.’” The Cargill Feed Safety Research Center is one of the important components of the new feed mill because industry is being pushed to provide cleaner and cleaner food for the livestock. “The theory is valid,” Behnke said. “If animals have cleaner food they are going to be less of a risk when they enter the food system. Regardless of whether it’s milk, eggs or meat, it’s a cleaner and more safe product.” Until now K-State has not been allowed to intentionally contaminate livestock feed with live pathogens because of the safety requirements, but the controlled environment of the Cargill Feed Safety Research Center will allow faculty to do so. Then, they can figure out how to sterilize or decontaminate that food before it is fed to an animal. Behnke said the construction of the feed mill is not yet complete. Additional storage will be added to the facility for grain genetics research. “We will be able to track genetic material all the way from the seed bag to the dinner plate,” he said. “We would love for the public to come visit and learn about the facility,” Behnke said. “We’ve got something that’s really unique; most feed mills don’t allow tours because of biosecurity or proprietary information. For example, you can’t just drive up to a Cargill feed mill and say ‘Gee, I’d like to tour your feed mill,’ but you can do that here.” The O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center is located at 1980 Kimball Avenue in Manhattan. For more information visit the feed mill website (http://www.grains.kstate.edu/new-feed-technology-innovation-center/). ##### The first commercial Christmas card, produced in 1846, featured a drawing of family members happily toasting each other with glasses of wine - a shockingly decadent portrait that was immediately condemned by temperance advocates. In New South Wales, Australia, the average daily mailbag of six to seven million items of mail can triple over Christmas. The heaviest day ever was on 23 December 1997, when a record 23 million items were delivered in this state in Australia.


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2012 John Deere 568 1000 rpm, 21.5L16.1 10-ply tires, Megawide pickup, push bar, coveredge surface wrap, hydraulic pickup lift, 2900 bales. #16006776. (3)...................... $45,500 2012 John Deere 568 1000 PTO, Megawide Plus pickup, push bar, hydraulic pickup lift, surface wrap. #16006774. (1).......................................... $40,000 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, 5-ft. bale width, 21.5L-16.1, 10 ply tires, Megawide plus pickup, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006764. (1)...................... $35,000 2007 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, Megawide Plus pickup, push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006781. (4)... . ............................................ $29,500 2002 John Deere 567 Megawide, push bar, twine tie, 540 PTO. #16006693. (4).......................................... $16,500 2001 John Deere 567 1000 PTO, Mega tooth pickup, pushbar, twine, no wrap. #16006709. (4)...................... $17,500 2001 John Deere 567 twine wrap, Mega tooth hydraulic lift pickup. #16006690. (1).......................................... $13,500 1997 John Deere 566 regular pickup, twine, 540 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, gauge wheels. #16006760. (1)..$9500 1996 John Deere 535 pushbar, hydraulic pickup. #16006747. (4)............. $7500 1993 John Deere 535 regular pickup, twine, 1000 PTO, gathering wheels, gauge wheels, bale counter, Megawide plus pickup, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006761. (4)........ $3500 1990 John Deere 535 regular pickup, twine only, 1000 PTO. #16006743. (4)............................................ $8000 1990 John Deere 535 regular pickup, twine, 1000 PTO, bale push bar. #16006757. (1)......................... $6500

CASE IH

2010 Case IH RB564 480/45-17 flotation tires, hydraulic pickup, mesh wrap, wide pickup, extra sweep. #16006441. (1).......................................... $28,000 2010 Case IH RB564 Megawide pickup, twine & surface wrap, 1000 PTO, bale ramp. #16006766. (3)............ $23,500 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)......... . ............................................ $16,900 HESSTON

2001 Hesston 856A 540 PTO, twine only. #16006365. (1)...................... $10,500 NEW HOLLAND 2009 New Holland BR7090 82” pickup, Bale Command, surface wrap, super sweep pickup, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006446. (1)..... $25,000 2007 New Holland BR780A bale ramp, xtra sweep pickup, surface wrap, gauge wheels, 1000 PTO, Bale Command Plus. #16007361................... $18,000

SQUARE BALER

2012 John Deere 4940 self-propelled, 480/80R50 tires, high flotation solution pump, JD link ultimate-1 YR, SS eductor delivery system, 120-ft. booms, 20” nozzles, BoomTrac auto level system, inject foam markers, wheel slip control, Xenon HID lighting, RH & LH fence row nozzles, row crop fenders. #16014146. (3).............................................CALL 2011 John Deere 4930 325 hp, 120-ft. booms, 1200 gallon stainless steel tank, deluxe cab, Greenstar AutoTrac ready eductor system, BoomTrac Trac Pro-5 sensor leveling system, HID lighting, foam marker, wheel slip control, wheel motor shields, fenders, 4-low drift spray tips with left & right fence row nozzles. #16014150. (4)..... . ................................................CALL 2008 John Deere 4830 1000 gallon, 100ft. booms, radar, auto air spring level system, traction control, boom return T height, on board air system, row crop fenders, hydraulic tread adjust AT ready. #16014141. (3).... $192,000

2007 Apache AS1010 boom leveling, 96-ft. booms, EZ-Steer, 20” nozzle spacing, Raven SCS 4400, 320/90R38 front, 320/90R50 rear duals, 850 gallon poly tank, 5 boom sections. #16014122. (3).................... $131,000 2011 Top Air 120-ft., 1600 gallon with Envizio Pro AutoSteer, AutoBoom shutoff and auto height control. #16014143. (4).......................................... $72,000

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John Deere STX38 lawn tractor, 12.5 hp. Kohler, 38” mower deck, standard transmission. #16007438........... $850

2001 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. suspended booms, 1000 gallon tank, 200 gallon rinse tank, clean load system, rinse wand system. #16014133. (4).$23,500

Consumer Products

2005 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Classic “ONLY 9810 miles”, side & rear storage compartments, custom exhaust, stereo, storage cover. (1)..... . ............................................ $17,250

John Deere 430 lawn tractor with 60” deck, 3 cylinder diesel, liquid cooled. #16007452. (4)......................... $4800 2005 John Deere 717A mower, 48” deck, gas, power flow, chute, bagger, highback seat. #16007471. (2)........ $4200 2009 John Deere X324 lawn tractor, 4-wheel steer, Kawasaki 22 hp, hydro, 48” mower deck. 16007273. (3)..$3250 2007 John Deere X320 lawn tractor with 48” deck. #16007449. (4)......... $3000

Brandt QF2500 100-ft., 1500 gallon with dual boom. #16014116. (4)...... $6000

2004 John Deere L111 lawn tractor, 42” deck, 20 hp, automatic transmission. #16007456. (4)........................... $650

2000 John Deere 4890 rubber/urethane conditioner, 18.4x26 button tires with JD 890 18-ft. header. #16006752. (3).. . ............................................ $59,000

2009 New Holland H8040 swather, rubber/urethane conditioner, 16-ft. auger header. #16006771............... $75,000

2008 Summers suspended boom, 133-ft., 1500 gallon tank, JD GS2 compatable components, remote sprayer control, electric shut off agitation kit, 5-ball plumbing, 200 gallon rinse tank, wash wand with 80-ft. hose. #16014112...... . ............................................ $52,000 2005 Summers Ultimate 100-ft. booms, 1500 gallon, windscreens, 200 gallon rinse tank, wash wand, clean load system. #16014137. (3)......... $35,000 2005 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, triple nozzle bodies, rate controller, new boom shut off valve. #16014139. (4).. . ............................................ $29,000 2002 Summers Ultimate 90-ft., 18.4x38 tires, 1500 gallon, bottom fill, 200 gallon rinse tank, triple nozzle, clean fil windscreens, tip lift, 5 section plumbing. #16014136. (4)............... $21,000 1998 Summers 90 W0723W 2-pt. sprayer, 500 gallon, 80-ft. booms. #16014135. (3)............................................. $5000 Summers 120-ft., 1000 gallon pull type sprayer. #16014132. (4)............ $5000

2007 John Deere 4930 commercial, 1200 gallon tank, 120-ft. booms with BoomTrac Pro automatic leveling system, 480/80R50 tires with fenders, Greenstar GS2 display, AutoTrac ready, auto air spring level system, HID Xenon lighting. #16014111. (1)..CALL 2006 John Deere 4920 self-propelled sprayer, 120-ft., 20” spacing, Norac boom sensing, wheel slip control, auto air spring level system, row crop fenders, radar speed sensor, full boom break-away, fence row nozzles, Xenon HID field lighting, Auto Trak ready. #16014140. (2).................... $125,000

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2001 New Holland BB940 3x3 bales, roller bale chute. #16006733............$19,500

2008 John Deere 4895 with bar tires, additional lighting kit, 18-ft. 896 header, urethane conditioner rolls. #16006782............................ $65,000

TILLAGE

NEW Rem 24-ft. harrow cart, 5/8” heavy duty harrows, hydraulic wing lift. #13004037..............................$10,500

Hesston 6610 windrower, 14-ft. header, steel conditioners. #16006765..$8500 1984 Versatile 4400 cab, air, gas engine with 22-ft. double swath platform. #16006744. (4)......................... $7000

2010 John Deere 956 center pivot rotary MoCo, impeller conditioner, hydraulic tilt control, hose support, quick hitch. #16006684. (3)...................... $34,000 2003 John Deere 956 106” rotary MoCo, tongue 1 3 / 8 ” hookup, header tilt. #16007366. (3)...................... $22,500

1996 John Deere 1600A mower conditoner, 1000 rpm, equal angle hitch & jack, safety chain. #16006754. (4)...... . ............................................ $10,500

1992 John Deere 1600 MoCo, wide roll, 1000 RPM, 16-ft., equal angle hitch & jack. #16006397. (4)................. $7500 John Deere 1600A MoCo, wide roll. #16007371............................... $5500 1998 John Deere 1600A MoCo, 540 PTO. PARTS MACHINE. #16006755..$2000 1989 John Deere 590 pull type, 25-ft. header. #16006777.................. $3000

2010 Case IH HDX182 18-ft. swing tongue mower conditioner. #16006773. (1).... . ............................................ $27,500 2005 MacDon 922 16-ft. auger header with conditioner, fits 9352I MacDon swather. #16006732.............. $12,000

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

2011 John Deere 825i gator, olive & black, 14” Bighorn tires, hi-performance sport seat, deluxe cargo box, premium cab, rear protection package, brushguard. #16007469. (1)...................... $13,950

MISCELLANEOUS

John Deere 370 manure spreader. #16009223................................. $5500

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2006 John Deere X320 mower with 48” deck and bagger. #16007450. (4)...... . ............................................... $3000 John Deere SST16 mower, 16 hp with 42” deck. #16007458. (4)............... $1250 John Deere LT166 hydro mower, 16 hp, 48” deck. #16007457. (4)........... $950

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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; Shad Haber, Salesman, 406-941-2424 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118


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RECONDITIONED COMBINES

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2012 John Deere S670 premium cab, HID lighting, Auto Trac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed laterial tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 520/85R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger, 5-year/3500 hour John Deere PowrGard warranty remaining. #16001443..............CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 800/70R38 drive tires with 6.5” spacer, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001382.....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. #16001308..... . ................................................CALL 2011 John Deere 9770STS 360 hp, 9.0L engine, 3 speed hydro transmission, Firestone 800/70R38 drive tires, 28L26 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, high capacity 22.5-ft. unload system, straw chopper. #16001416. (3)..........................CALL 2010 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, field vison HID lights, Contour-Master feederhouse with reverser & hightorque variable speed drive, 3.15” lift cylinders, Mauer grain tank extension, 2 speed straw chopper, 800/70R38, 28L-26 rear tires, adjustable rear axle with 2 speed 4WD, JD 635D 35-ft. draper header, finger reel, transportation kit. #160013332. (3)............CALL

draper headerS

2010 John Deere 635D 35-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit. #16002330..$55,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft., pickup reel. #16002392..............................$45,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002252.........$45,000 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 2001 John Deere 936D 36-ft. header, transportation kit. #16002354. (1)........ ................................................$25,000 2005 MacDon 974 36-ft. flex draper header, JD 60 series adapter, pickup reel. #16002242. (2)........................$35,000 2003 MacDon 963 36-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit, 60 Series JD adapter. #16002193..............................$24,000 1998 MacDon 962 36-ft., pickup reel, transport. #16002278. (4)........$14,000

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. #16001263...................CALL 2009 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, heavy duty final drive, 100 volt coolant heater, Performance Plus, general purpose chaffer, custom cutter extended wear, Greenstar AutoTrac ready, power adjust mirrors, 28L-26 rear tires with 635D header. #16001375.........CALL 2008 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab with deluxe header control, hi-capacity unload auger, chopper with tail board broadcaster, 800/70R38 drive tires, 18.4R-26 steering tires. #16001433... . ................................................CALL 2008 John Deere 9770STS 2WD, singles, chopper, yield monitor, lateral tilt feederhouse, Contour Master, heavy duty variable speed feeder house, header height resume, general purpose chopper, fine cut chopper with chaff spreader, 28L-26, 10 PR steering tires, 22.5-ft. unloading auger, Xenon lighting. #16001439...................CALL 2005 John Deere 9760STS 2WD, singles, chopper, yield monitor, small wire concave, sidehill cleaning shoe package, general purpose chapper, 22.5-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header control, hydraulic fore/aft, fine cut chaffer with chaff spreader, header height resume, Touchset concave adjust. #16001442................................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. #16001343. (4)..............................................CALL 2004 John Deere 9760STS 18.4x42 dual drive tires, 18.4Rx26 steering tires, Touchset concave adjust, 3 position header height, hydraulic fore & aft reel with Dial-A-Speed control, twin disk straw spreader, deluxe cab with HDL lighting. #16001413. (4).............CALL

PICKUP HEADERS

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 with John Deere 936D-36-ft. draper header. #16001287.......................... $155,000 2001 John Deere 9750STS variable speed feederhouse, Greenstar monitor with yield, deluxe header controls, 20-ft. unloading auger, fine cut chopper, 800/65R32 cleat, 16.9x26 cleat steering, buddy seat, engine heater, AM/FM/CASS/WB, DAS, HFA, DSC, small grain concaves, service lights, 4-ft. axle spacers. #16001440. (1)...... . ................................................CALL 2000 John Deere 9650 Walker, small grain deluxe package, field office training seat, 110 volt coolant heater, Delco AM/FM/Cassette with weatherband, straw chopper drive belt, beater grate curtain, 16” axle spacers with 930R header. #16001390. (4)....... $115,000 1998 John Deere 9610 combine with hydraulic fore/aft, beater grate curtain, chaff spreader, straw walkers, fine cut with JD 930R header. #16001366. (2).......................................... $85,000 1992 John Deere 9600 chopper, DialA-Speed header control, Harvest Trak monitor, 20-ft. unloading auger, chopper, 14.9x24 6 ply cleat, 260 hp engine, 30.5x32 12 ply cleat, dual range cylinder. #16001424. (1)............ . .............................................$50,500 1990 John Deere 9600 2WD, singles, chopper, 20-ft. unloading auger. #16001423. (2)...................... $40,000 1990 John Deere 9500 conventional combine, hydrostatic transmission, 20-ft. unloading auger, 24.5x32 drive tires, 11x24 steering tires, straw chopper, chaff spreader. #16001428. (1)..CALL 1989 John Deere 9600 hydro, 18.4x38 duals, dual speed cylinders, straw chopper & spreader, 20-ft. unloading auger with 930R header. #16001377. (1)......................................... $40,000 1990 John Deere 9500 2WD, chopper, Dial-A-Speed reel, 24.5x32 front, 14.9x24 rear. #16001398. (1)....CALL 1985 John Deere 8820 2WD, chopper, 20ft. unloading auger, 255 hp, 6 cylinder. #16001436. (1)...................... $13,500 1981 John Deere 7720 24-ft. auger header. #16001410............... $10,000 John Deere 7720 with 224 header. #16001325............................... $6000

FLEX HEADERS

2012 John Deere 640FD 40-ft. draper, pickup reel, AWS air reel attached, crop conveyor auger, headsite automatic header height control. #16002294....... ................................................$98,000 2011 John Deere 640FD 40-ft., pickup reel, crop conveyor, header height sensing. #16002325..............................$94,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., pickup reel. #16002327..............................$50,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., auger composite fingers, one piece spare knife. #16002337. (1)........................$50,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., auger composite fingers, one piece spare knife. #16002336. (1)........................$50,000 2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft., auger composite fingers, one piece spare knife. #16002333..............................$50,000 2011 John Deere 635F 35-ft., composite auger fingers, finger reel. #16002230. . ................................................$44,500 2009 John Deere 635F 35-ft., finger reel. #16002386..............................$34,000 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 2005 John Deere 635F 35-ft., header height, contour sensors, auger with full width fingers, reel position resume with 2008 Crary air reel. #16002316. (2)...... ................................................$32,000 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers, HH sensing & contour sensor, spare knife. #16002243. (3).....$28,500 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers. #16002271. (4)...........$25,000 2001 John Deere 930F 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002288. (1)........................$13,500 2000 John Deere 930F header, finger reel. #16002355. (3)........................$10,500 1999 John Deere 930F 30-ft., finger reel. #16002362. (1)........................$12,500 1998 John Deere 930F Dial-A-Speed reel control, fore/aft reel control, poly-skid plates, level land. #16002371. (1)........ ................................................$10,500 1994 John Deere 930F 30-ft. header. #16002359. (2)........................$12,500 2005 MacDon 974 36-ft. draper, JD 60 series adapter, pickup reel. #16002242. (2)............................................$35,000 2003 Case IH 1020 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002268.................................$6500 2001 Agco-Gleaner 800 30-ft. header. #16002182. (1)........................$11,000

HEADER TRAILERS

U n i v e r t h H T 4 2 h e a d e r t r a i l e r. #16010049................................. $6000 U n i v e r t h H T 4 2 h e a d e r t r a i l e r. #16010048................................. $6000 36-ft. header trailer. #16009204....... $7000 36-ft. header trailer. #13012330....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012333....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012336....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012342....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012343....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012347....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012350....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012351....... $6500 36-ft. header trailer. #13012353....... $6500 30-ft. 2-wheel header trailer. #16002356... ................................................... $1800

AUGER HEADERS

John Deere 930R 30-ft. rigid header, bat reel. #16002384. (1)...................$7500 1993 John Deere 930R 30-ft. auger header. #16002394....................$3500 1996 John Deere 925 25-ft. rigid header, fore/aft, Dial-A-Speed reel control, 30-ft. slat reel, level land. #16002368. (1)..... ...................................................$2500

3-pt Hitch Equipment

2012 Frontier AP12K pallet fork. #14401774............................... $3500 2012 Frontier AB13G round bale spear. #14401866............................... $1050 2012 Frontier AB13G round bale spear. #14401867............................... $1050

2013 Frontier RB2284 7-ft. rear blade. #13009051............................... $2500 2013 Frontier RB2284 7-ft. rear blade. #13009120............................... $2500 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009201............................... $2400 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009209............................... $2400 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009208............................... $2400 2013 Frontier RC2072 6-ft. rotary mower. #13009200............................... $2400

2004 Frontier 1208TM heavy duty 8-ft. rotary tiller, 1000 PTO. #16007440. (1)............................................. $6500 Leon 1020 10-ft. dozer. #16010038. (4)... . ............................................... $4500

Danuser F8 post hole digger with hydraulic down pressure. #16010050. (1)..... . ................................................. $900

TIRES

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

NEW XL78 rockpicker

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 212P with 12V belt pickup. #16002342. (4)...........................$2000 John Deere 100 12-ft. with Melroe attachment. #16002209. (3)...................$700

IN STOCK 2010 Case IH 8120 2WD, duals, chopper, yield monitor, Guidance Ready, HID lighting, 24-ft. unloading auger, rock trap, electric grain tank cover, 640 separator hours. #16001430.....CALL 1981 Case IH 1480 hydro, 6 cylinder diesel, 210 bushel grain tank, 25-ft. auger header. #16001370.................. $7950

Fast, clean, tough and efficient. We’ve made the XL-78 to pick rocks faster, and with less dirt in the bucket. They’re tough farm hands that stand up to the rough and tumble world of rock picking and you can depend on them to get your rock picking jobs done quickly and easily. • The XL-78 has a picking width of seven feet. • Large bucket capacity. • The XL-78 dumps rocks 7 feet - plenty of height if you’re using a truck or trailer to haul rocks off the field. • Hydraulic reel drive • Heavy duty, high efficiency parallel drive gearbox.

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2008 Bourgault 1100 21.5Lx16.1 lug tires, 1000 PTO, roll tarp. #16009206..$39,500 Kinze 1050 1000 PTO, tandem walking axle, tarp. #16010047........................ $38,000

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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; Shad Haber, Salesman, 406-941-2424 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118


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air seeders

TRACK TRACTORS 4WD TRACTORS

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RENTAL UNITS AVAILABLE AIR HOE DRILL 2002 John Deere 1820 45-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, single shoot, Seedstar monitor for 4WD, 6 run, mechanical depth control with 1910 270 bushel tow between. #16005258...... $55,000

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).......................................... $33,000 1998 John Deere 1820 45-ft. air drill, 7.5” spacing, single shoot, 3” steel packer wheels. #16005274. (3)......... $32,000

2009 Case IH 400 45-ft. flexhoe with 3380 tow between cart, 10” spacing, 3.5 packer wheels, variable rate, single shoot, 1” pts, primary blockage. #16005259. (3).................... $135,500

1994 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air seeder, single shoot, 3/4” carbide tip openers, 9” spacing, primary blockage, 3.5” steel capped packer wheels, with 2320 tow between air seeder. #16005218. (3).......................................... $35,000

Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 2320 tow between cart. #16005250. (4)..$35,000 1994 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, single shoot, steel packers with JD 787 tow behind tank. #16005245. (3)...................... $25,000 John Deere 1060 32-ft. air hoe drill, 787 air seeder. #16005247.......... $14,500

John Deere 737 air drill with 787 air cart. #16005239. (4)...................... $30,000 1995 John Deere 680 35-ft. air hoe drill, 12” spacing, double shoot with JD 787 tow behind, 3/4 tip with 4” spreader. #16005236............................ $24,000

Concord 3400 34-ft. air hoe drill, 4812 air cart. #16005244. (4).............. $25,000

Concord 2400 24-ft. air hoe drill, 4012 air cart. #16005243. (4).............. $25,000 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... $156,000 2005 Bourgault 5710 50-ft. air hoe drill, double shoot, 3.5” steel packers, 3/4 stealth openers with trailing 6450 cart, deluxe auger. #16005265. (2)............. . .......................................... $128,500 2005 Bourgault 5710 40-ft. air hoe drill, MRB II, 9.8” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot, 450# trips, square seed boots with L5350 tank. #16005271. (1).................... $102,000 2004 Bourgault 5710 54-ft. air hoe drill, 5 section, 9.8” spacing, mid row banders-NH3 and dry fertilizer with 5350 tow between air cart, 3 tank, dual fan. #16005241. (3)............... $69,000

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2012 John Deere 9560RT 560 hp., 18/6 powershift transmission, 2600 display, SF2 receiver, deluxe cab II, AM/FM/ XM radio, 36” Durabuilt tracks, 26 front weights, idler weights, 32 track weights, 130CC steering pump, hi-flow hydraulics with 6 remotes & case drain, HID lighting, dual beam radar, leather interior, electric mirrors. PowrGard 3-year, 1500 hour warranty remains. #16003678............................$438,000

2012 John Deere 9460R 18/6 powershift transmission, CV II Premier cab, XM satellite, premium radio, four remote cylinder control, HID lights, leather trim, dual beam radar sensor, F/Business band radio, 13.5L IT compliant engine, heavy greaseable steer pin. #16003704. (4)..........................................$290,000

John Deere 737 air drill with 787 air cart. #16005239............................ $30,000 1995 John Deere 730 28-ft., 6” spacing, single shoot with JD 787 170 bushel tow between cart. #16005260. (3)...... 2010 John Deere 9630T 530 hp, deluxe cab, AutoTrac ready, plug-n-play, de. ............................................ $22,000 luxe comfort package, Cat 5 drawbar, John Deere 770 12-ft. air disc drill with 80 36” tracks, dual beam radar, prebushel tank on the hitch, 1000 PTO miere lighting package, tool box, HID drive, 6” spacing, 60/40 split on tank. lights, AM/FM/CD/WB, leather trim, #16005088............................... $3000 buddy seat, FM business antenna, CORN PLANTER front weight bracket with 26 weights, 1993 John Deere 7300 corn planter, 30” side weights-12, rotary beacon light, spacing, 6 row. #16005270... $12,500 1000 PTO, 1600 hours, PowerGar Warranty expires 1/28/2014 or 4000 hours. TRUCKS & TRAILERS #16003663. (1)........................... CALL

2011 John Deere 9530 deluxe comfort package, AutoTrac ready, power differential lock, dual beam radar sensor, premier lighting package, AM/FM radio, Micheline 800/70R38 radial tires, instructional seat, F/business band, rotary beacon light. #16003712. (4)..... ..............................................$260,000

2010 John Deere 1890 42-ft. no-till, single shoot air, 10” spacing, 31x13.5-15 8 PR 8 bolt, 1910-350 bushel tow between air tank. #16005256............. . .......................................... $145,000

1994 Kenworth semi, 3406 Cat engine, 18 speed transmission, PTO kit, air ride on rear axle, sleeper, chain rack, rear fenders, grill guard. (2) . $19,500

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

2010 John Deere 9530 475 hp, deluxe comfort package, power differential lock, instructional seat, motor seal drain, Firestone 530/85R42 triples. #16003753............................$245,000 1990 John Deere 8760 singles, hydraulic outlets, Performance monitor with 14-ft. dozer. #16003809. (3).............$52,000 1985 John Deere 8850 partial powershift, duals, 14-ft. 6-way dozer, recent engine overhaul. #16003749...............$28,000

Aluminum service body, 7 enclosed compartments, heavy duty bumper with vice........................................... $4950

7’x12’ trailer...................................... $950 2013 John Deere 1890 60-ft. no-til air hoe drill, single shoot, 10” spacing, 1910550 bushel air cart. DEMONSTRATOR SAVE $$$THOUSANDS$$$. #12005157................................CALL 2013 John Deere 1890 60-ft. no-till air drill, single shoot, 7.5” spacing with 1910 tow behind 550 bushel, 3 tank. #16005264................................CALL 2011 John Deere 1890 60-ft. no-till air disc drill, 7.5” spacing, primary blockage with 1910, 350 bushel tow behind cart, 8-run single shoot, reg meter roller, powered calibration, cane & rice tires, dual wheel caster beam, 10” auger, variable rate. #16005272. (2)....CALL

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2008 John Deere 9630T deluxe comfort package, Cat 5 WS drawbar, extremity warning lamps, dual beam radar sensor, Premier lighting package, tool box, field vision Zenon HID light, right hand electric mirror, AM/FM radio/WB/ CD, instructional seat, F/Business band antenna. #16003638. (4).......$292,500

ROUND BALE PROCESSOR

NEW Highline CFR650 bale processor with chopper. #14200880...... $27,500

NEW Highline CFR650 bale processor, 3 remotes. #14200958............. $23,500

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1979 John Deere 8640 20.8x38 duals, PTO, 3 hydraulics, 2-500# weights. @#16003801..........................$19,500 1976 John Deere 8630 cab, 3 hydraulic remotes, PTO, 20.8x34 dual tires. #16003777. (4)........................$23,000

1994 New Holland 9880 Syncro, differential lock, duals 710/70R38, 2860# front weight, rear weights. #16003748. (1)... ................................................$69,000

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2010 Degelman 3100RH round bale processor, 1000 PTO, right hand discharge, 30 heavy duty flails, 27” diameter rotor, 2 hydraulic driven beaters, handles 6’8” diameter chamber, 65-125 hp required. #16007364......... . ............................................ $14,950

2013 New Leader L3030G4 John Deere 11-ft. 409 spreader box with TR1000 New Leader trailer. #14200917.......... . ............................................ $88,000


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Tractors - Row crop - COMPACT

PAYLOADERS, SKIDSTEERS & ATTAChments

2012 John Deere 624K payloader, 6.8L Tier III, turbocharged 198 peak hp., reverse fan drive, chrome exhaust system, 100 amp alternator, 4 speed, 3 function Joystick with fnr & 3rd function auxiliary control lever, heat, air, air ride heated leather seat, Z-bar boom system, high traction front & rear differential, 20.5x32 L3 XHA2 Michelin radial tires, 3 piece rims, full front & rear fenders, turn signals, cast hitch slab counterweight. #16003674. (1)..... ............................................. $221,500

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. ..............CALL

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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 1973 CAT 950 payloader, bucket with teeth, 5-tine grapple fork, cab, heater. #16003785. (1)........................$48,000

2012 John Deere 320D skidsteer, EH joystick controls, 2 speed transmission, 12x16.5 tire hauler, hydraulic CIR self, 2” seat belt with shoulder strap, power quik tach, cab with heat, defrost & air, air suspension seat, reversing fan drive, horn, cold start package, chrome exhaust, single set counterweights, rear view mirror, 76” heavy duty construction bucket with edge. #16008051. (4)........ ................................................$45,500 2011 John Deere 318D skidsteer, cab with air, foot controls, 2 speed, reversing fan with 66” bucket. #16008050. (2)........... ................................................$33,500

NEW Genim HZ2280 8-ft. skidsteer blade, hydraulic angle. #13012442. (1)..$3995 2010 John Deere 96” high volume skidsteer bucket with cutting edge. #16008012... ...................................................$1025

2010 John Deere 7330 MFWD, 3 pt. hitch, dual PTO, 2 hydraulic remotes, 110” axles, 480/80R42 singles, 380/85R30 front tires with fenders, 20/20 PowrQuad, air seat, cold weather package, quick coupler, rear lights, AM/FM/WB, manual mirrors, buddy seat, rear wiper with JD 741 loader. #16003813. (3).... . ...........................................$110,000 2009 John Deere 7930 MFWD, deluxe Command View cab, AutoTrac ready, IVT, 3 remotes, dual PTO, 3-pt. quick hitch, joystick control, Cat lll drawbar, 110” axles, 520/85R38 singles, 420/85R28 fronts, front fenders, heavy duty axle, foot speed, AM/FM/WB/CD, buddy seat, block heater, FM business antenna, 2-1400# weights with 746 loader. #16003719. (4).........$179,500

2008 John Deere 8130 MFWD, deluxe cab, active seat, AutoTrac ready plug and play, 16 speed powershift, 4 remotes, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., 118” axles, 620/70R42, 480/70R30 fronts, front fenders, radar, cold weather package, foot speed, HID lights all around, leather trim, AM/FM/CD/WB, buddy seat, FM business antenna with 840 loader. #16003715. (1).........$161,000 2007 John Deere 7930 MFWD, 220 engine hp, 180 PTO hp, IVT transmission, deluxe Command View cab with Command Arm and active seat, Greenstar auto trac ready, 4 hydraulic remotes, 540/1000 PTO, 3 function joystick, Cat III 3-pt. hitch, 63cc hydraulic pump, 110.5” axle, 480/80R46 rear tires, 420/90R30 front tires with triple link suspension & fenders, extremity lights, foot throttle, HID lighting, cold weather package, 2-1400# inside weights, JD 746 loader, bucket, grapple fork. #16003820...........................$145,000

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

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

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1999 John Deere 7810 cab, MFWD, powershift, singles 20.8R38 rear tires, 3-pt., 110” rear axle, 16.9R28 fronts, 3 hydraulic remotes, JD 740 loader. #16003797. (4).......................$72,500 1999 John Deere 7210 MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 16F/16R PowrQuad, 3-pt., JD 740 loader, grapple. #16003815. (1).......... . .............................................$59,500

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1997 John Deere 7810   cab, partial powershift, 16/16 speed PowrQuad transmission, left hand reverser, rear axle 118”, drawbar clevis with pin, cold weather package, AM/FM/Weatherband with NEW JD 740 loader bucket, 5-tine grapple. #16003706. (1).$89,000 1973 John Deere 4430 with 158 loader, QuadRange transmission, 3 hydraulics, no 3-pt. hitch, 18.4x38 duals. #16003734. (4).......................$21,000 2004 John Deere 4120 MFWD, CUT, dual mid mount remotes, hydro transmission, 72” mid mount “7-iron” deck with JD 681 3-pt. tiller. #16003818..$23,000

SNOWBLOWERS

1961 John Deere 4010 2WD, syncro, singles. #16003784. (1).............$6800 John Deere 3020 2WD, powershift, PTO, 3-pt., F-11 loader. #16003733... $8500

2011 Case IH Puma 185 CVT transmission, 155 PTO hp, 3-pt., loader, grapple, bucket teeth. #16003726. (1).........................................$167,000

2011 Case IH Puma 185 MFD, powershift transmission, 155 PTO hp, 3-pt., loader, grapple, bucket teeth. #16003725. (1).........................................$161,000

2011 John Deere 0907PC Starfire 3000 receiver. #16012278...................$2500 2010 John Deere 0900PC Starfire ITC receiver, SF1. #16012226..........$1500 John Deere 0900PC Starfire receiver, SF1. #16012039.................................$1500 2006 John Deere 0330PC GS2 rate controller, 31 pin. #16012087. (1).......$600

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2004 Case IH MXU125 MFD, partial powershift, singles, loader. #16003805..... . .............................................$62,000 1994 Case IH 7220 cab, MFD, powershift, single tires with loader. #16003757..... . .............................................$55,000 1993 Case IH 7130 MFD, cab, partial powershift, singles, 3 pt., DuAl loader. #16003774. (3).......................$37,000

1982 Case 2290 MFD, powershift, singles with Ezee-On loader. #16003824. (1).. . .............................................$19,500

John Deere 2010 2WD, gas engine, 540 PTO, 3-pt. hitch, Farmhand loader. #16003806................................$5500

2004 John Deere 7720 3 hydraulics, deluxe Command View cab, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., IVT transmission, 480/80R42 rears, 1 pair rear 450# weights. #16003798. (1).......$112,500

2012 Sitrex MK-12 wheel rake. #13012356............................ $15,500

1998 John Deere 4200 MFWD, hydro, 2 rear hydraulic outlets, 13.6-16 rear, 25x8.5-14 fronts, 2/72” mid mount mower. #16003790. (4)..........$12,500

2011 Case IH Puma 170 MFD, powershift transmission, 135 PTO hp, 3-pt., loader, grapple, bucket teeth. #16003724. (1).........................................$152,000 2008 Case IH 180 MFD, cab, CVT transmission, powershift, singles, loader, grapple. #16003795. (1).......$115,000

NEW Schulte RDX117 13/4” - 20 spline yoke shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010035. (2)............................................$21,000 NEW Schulte RDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010033. (1)........................$15,000 NEW Schulte RDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010032. (2)........................$15,000 NEW Schulte RDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010031. (1)........................$15,000 NEW Schulte SDX102 size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit - chute deflector. #13010027. (2)........................$12,500 2009 Schulte RDX110 13/8” yoke, heavy duty chute, hydraulic kit for chute deflector. #16007470. (3)..................$13,000

Loftness 3-pt. hitch, 9-ft., 13/4”, 1000 PTO. #16007398.................................$2000

GRAIN VACS

NEW Rem VRX 14’10” auger discharge height, 85 hp tractor requirement, 7” flexible stainless steel hose. #13004041................................. CALL NEW Rem 3700 up to 10,000 bushels per hours, 160 hp - 180 hp required. #13004032. (4)........................... CALL

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1997 Case IH MX135 MFD, partial powershift, singles, 3 hydraulic outlets with loader. #16003811. (3)...........$42,000

2 0 0 7 Wa l i n g a 6 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 P TO. #16009222..............................$15,500


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CASCADE

MACHINE & SUPPLY

By Oklahoma State University so contact your veterinarian immediately if Oklahomans have experienced their first you suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze. blast of winter temperatures and many may Auger Industrial Supplies: QD Sheaves & Sprockets “The signs of antifreeze poisoning inbe finding themselves adding a couple of Flighting V-Belts Conveyor Belt clude staggering and appearing depressed or logs to the fireplace or turning up the heat Hydraulics: In Stock acting drunk,” she said. “These symptoms in their homes so they can be more comHydraulic Hose & Fittings can last up to 12 hours, and it may even fortable. 4”, 6”, 7” & 8” Machine Shop Services: appear your pet is getting better. 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Be sure to store ment at the Center for Veterinary Health Round Baler Belt Repairs Made In The USA containers of antifreeze in sealed containers Sciences at Oklahoma State University. where children and pets can’t reach.” “In general, it’s best to keep most cats Another tip for winter care of pets kept and dogs indoors during the cold winter outdoors is pet owners may need to feed months,” Giedt said. “If this isn’t an option them extra food because staying warm typifor some reason, then you must take precaucally requires extra calories. Always keep tions to ensure your pet stays warm and safe clean water available and check outdoor this winter season.” Jeff Herzog Bob Larance Brian Christiaens Cell: 406-750-4632 Cell: 406-750-8938 water bowls several times per day as water It is imperative outdoor dogs have a Cell: 406-750-8939 may freeze if the temperature is low enough. doghouse that is insulated and protected. 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If you 2009 Ford F250 XLT 2WD, supercab, suspect frostbite, cover your long wheelbase, 6.4L diesel, automatic, pet with warm towels, gently 46,000 miles............................$23,500 pat the affected area dry (do not rub the area) and take the pet to your veterinarian.” Cats and other wild animals that live outdoors during the winter months may seek warmth by crawling into car engines or wheel wells. Hit or bang on the car’s hood or sound the horn before starting the engine so the animal 2006 Ford F250 King Ranch, crew cab, will have time to escape from short wheelbase, diesel, automatic, what could be a traumatic 94,000 miles............................$22,900 situation. 2012 Ford Escape XLT, 4 cylinder, automatic, air conditioning, moonroof, 11,000 miles. Giedt said it is not just Like new...................................................................................................... $20,900 the cold weather that can be hazardous to your pets in the winter. 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‘07 Silverado 1500 4.3L engine, 50,000.............. $1000 ‘07 Silverado 1500 4.3L AT, 50,000....................... $750 ‘04 Colorado AT, 85,000......................................... $650 ‘01 Sierra 1500 5.3L engine.................................. $450 ‘01 Blazer 3 button T case..................................... $100 ‘00 Silverado 1500 5.3L engine, 4x2..................... $750 ‘00 Silverado 1500 AT, 4x2..................................... $500 Various rear end, front ends.................................... Call ‘99 Sierra 1500 5.3L engine.................................. $950 ‘98 4L60E AT, 5.7L................................................. $600 ‘98 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine........................... $900 ‘96-99 Chevrolet 1500 T cases.............................. $350 ‘97 Chevrolet 2500 5.7L 4x4, engine..................... $850 ‘95 Chevrolet 2500 AT 4x4, 4L80E........................ $650 ‘95 S10 pickup AT, 2WD........................................ $500 ‘89 Chevrolet 1-ton dually axles. Each................... $750

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‘02 Jeep Liberty, 3.7L MT engine........................ $2200 ‘02 Jeep Liberty 3.7L, 4x4, MT.............................. $600 ‘99 Subaru Legacy, 2.5L engine.......................... $1000 ‘99 Passport 3.2L engine..................................... $1200 ‘96 4-Runner 3.4L engine...................................... $800 ‘99 Maxima 3.0L engine........................................ $600 ‘01 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine................................ $800 ‘06 Pacifica 3.5L AWD engine............................. $1600

Thanks for your partronage and hope we can be of service to you in the New Year!

TOYOTA

‘96 4-Runner 3.4 V6 engine................................... $800 ‘96 4-Runner 4x4 auto transmission...................... $600 ‘95 4-Runner, 5 speed transmission...................... $500

Buying cars, farm implements and all scrap metals Crushing service available We pick up or you deliver Scott 590-0516

Get ‘Er Done Wiest L.L.C. Total Hedge Restoration Take out those old shelter belts that are full of dead trees to allow for new growth.

Let us know now so if we are in your area you can save on the travel expense!

WANTED: Part-Time tractor operator for hedge restoration. Call if you would like to be on our list of part-time help.

Tree and Brush Care,Trimming or Removal

Notice - C.S.P. Clients Now traveling the state for conservation or wildlife habitat work.

Phone Get ‘Er Done Wiest LLC

Gary at (406) 450-1968 or Sharon 450-6905

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

1978 GMC Brigadier semi, 22-ft. ITB box with ShurLok roll tarp, pintle hitch, air tag axle, rear air controls for hoist, Detroit Silver 92 diesel, (needs engine work)........ .......................................$14,000

TrailMax 40,000#, 29-ft. trailer, air brakes, pinle hitch, tilt bed, 5-ft. solid front, rear tilt Rem 3700 grain vac, dust catcher option, 130 hours...........$33,000

Feterl 12”x72-ft. swing hopper auger, ...................................$4500 International 21/2-ton truck, van body, 1600 gallon poly tank,........ ..........................................$2500

Get ‘Er Done Wiest, LLC. Gary Wiest

(406) 450-1968

Courtney Berg Stability King, World’s most stable dump trailer, 32-ft. long, 60” sides. Grain gate or hydraulic open the whole tail gate.

Hart Carter cleaning mill, disc, drum and scalper....................$6000

Leadership in agriculture education and research

By CAHNRS and WSU Extension Rich Koenig, associate dean for the Washington State University (WSU) College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and director of WSU Extension, has been honored as one of 14 soil scientists in the U.S. to be named as a 2013 Fellow for the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Koenig’s research on soil fertility issues has led to changes in management practices, helped to increase farm profits and contributed to a healthier environment, notes his SSSA nominator. His leadership in teaching and support of undergraduate and graduate research has made a positive impact on students, as well as his service to the greater community through outreach and extension programs. Koenig has been a member of SSSA for nearly 25 years and was also recently named a 2013 Fellow for the American Society of Agronomy. “I am incredibly honored to be awarded Fellow status in both of these societies,” said Koenig. “They are the leading professional organizations in the fields of soil science and agriculture and the list of Fellows include people I have admired and respected since first entering graduate school in this field. I can only hope to inspire and impact others through this honor.” Koenig’s proudest professional accomplishments have come through working with graduate students and undergraduate students in research and extension, he said. He added how he enjoys meeting former students when out “in the field” and watching them emerge and develop as leaders in their professions. As a fellow for the two national agricultural societies, he will serve as a journal editor, review research articles, mentor scientists and students, and continue to serve in a leadership role. ##### In June 2000, a man was admitted to University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle to have a tumor removed from his abdomen. Doctors removed the growth, but left a 13” retractor in the patient’s abdomen, when they sewed him up–the fifth documented case of University of Washington surgeons leaving a medical instrument inside a patient after surgery.


UNL partners with African scientists

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) scientists are helping farmers in some of the poorest countries in the world target their use of precious fertilizer to get the highest profits possible. The research and extension effort can both help raise subsistence farmers’ income and help feed a growing global population, said UNL soil scientist Charles Wortmann, who is leading UNL’s role in a new $5.65 million project to enable improved profitability of fertilizer use for 13 sub-Saharan countries. The three-year project, funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, builds on research done earlier by Wortmann and colleagues in Uganda. They studied how six crops responded to the application of various levels of fertilizer to determine where farmers might best invest those inputs for the highest profits. The UNL team and Ugandan colleagues developed an Excel-based Uganda Fertilizer Optimization Tool that tracks 15 crop-nutrient response functions across the crops. The tool considers the land area the farmer wants to plan for each crop, expected commodity values at harvest, the cost

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Chic Harbine Sales 8360 Hwy 10 West Missoula, MT

1994 Peterbilt 378 tri-axle dump truck, 3406C Cat, 425 hp, 8LL transmission, 18,000# front axle, 46,000# 2 speed rear axles, 16-ft. dump box, plumbed for pup. Excellent condition. .............................................$37,500

1997 International 8100 Super 16 dump truck, Cummins M11, 370 hp, 10 speed, 18,000# front, 18-ft. aluminum box, 2 steerable lift axles, strong arm, 29,500# light weight.....$27,500

2- 1994 Peterbilt 378 tri-axle dump trucks, N14 460 Cummins, 15 speed, 18,000# front axle, 46,000# 2 speed rear axles, 16-ft. dump box, plumbed. Each.....................................$37,500

1997 Peterbilt 378 with Series 60 Detroit, 13 speed, 60” mid-roof sleeper, all aluminum wheels........$24,500

2- 2004 Western Star 4900SB C15 Cat, 13 speed, 37,000 miles on inframe. Each..........................$29,500 1999 International 4900 single axle tractor, DT530, 275 hp, Allison automatic, 10,000# front, 21,000# rear, 185,000 miles.......................$17,500

1990 Kenworth W900 3406B Cat, 425 hp, 18 speed, Hendrickson susupension, wet kit, new paint............. .............................................$19,500 Check out our website:

www.chicharbineequipment.com

2002 Mack RD688 with E7 460 Mack, 18-speed, 14,000# front, 44,000# rears on Camel Back, 300,000 miles. .............................................$29,500

2003 Load King 48-ft. x 102”, air ride, 35-ton, folding beavertail, hydraulic winch, excellent condition...... .............................................$27,500

406-549-1047 or 544-0655

1987 Peterbilt 378 Big Cam III, 400 Cummins, 8LL transmission, Hendrickson suspension, 15-ft. box, plumbed................................$20,000

2006 Peterbilt 378 475 hp, C15 Cat, 13 speed, 13,200# front, 46,000# rears on Air Track, 331,000 miles...... .............................................$49,500

1999 Kenworth W900L 3406E Cat, 475 hp, 18 speed, air ride, 12,000# front, 46,000# double locking rears, 220” WB, all aluminum wheels........... .............................................$36,500

1991 Kenworth T600, N14 Red Top Cummins, 15 speed, 3.70 ratio, air ride. 2 years on factory recondition.... .............................................$15,500

Many other construction trucks & trailers available.

1996 Mack CL713 tri-axle dump truck, E7 427 Mack engine, 18 speed, Camel Back suspension, 16ft. box, plumbed for pup........$29,500

2007 Freightliner CL112 Columbia with 450 hp Mercedes, 10 speed, PTO with blower unit, 417,000 miles, good running truck................$25,000

1997 Kenworth T800 dump 550 Cat, 18 speed, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears, double differential lock, 16-ft. box, plumbed for pup............$44,500

1987 Peterbilt 359 dump truck, Big Cam IV 350, 9 speed, all aluminum wheels, 15-ft. box with hi-lift tailgate.. .............................................$19,500

1993 Kenworth T800 tractor with 425 Cat, 9 speed and 220” WB........ .............................................$19,500

2002 Kenworth T800 tri axle sleeper truck, C15 Cat, 475 hp, 10 speed, AG 400 suspension, steerable lift axle.... .............................................$33,500

1996 Oshkosh 6 axle, 6x6 mixer, 11 cu. yard drum, L10 300 Cummins, 9 speed, 21,000# front axle, 46,000# full locking rears. Good usable condition. ......................................$12,500

1999 Kenworth T800B C12 Cat, 430 hp, 13 speed, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears.....................................$27,500

1992 Landall 40-ft. tandem axle belly dump............................$13,500

Custom Built S/A booster......$5000


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

New Dealer for

Processors New CFR650 & CFR651 round bale processors IN STOCK

- Place processed feed in a windrow in the field. - Feeding cattle in the field reduces corral cleaning costs in spring. Nutrients from the manure benefit the field. - Place processed feed in a bunk. The Highline processor gives processed, dry, full bunks that maximizes your cattle feed intake. - Spread bedding bales up to 50 feet for an even and lofty spread. Quality bedding is created while using up to 50% less straw. - Process one bale while carrying another on the forks. This saves time by allowing continued operation before having to load again. - Loading a bale is a one person job from the tractor cab. - The processor unrolls and processes round bales with PTO-powered flails. This process blows away mold, dust and mildew. - Feed is more palatable and reduces lung and digestive problems in the cattle. - Straw is spread evenly to reduce bedding costs.

Rainbow Irrigation and Equipment (406) 357-2211 ~ Chinook, Montana

UNL partners with African scientists continued from page c13

of fertilizer and finance available to the farmer. From that information, the tool provides recommended fertilizer rates for each crop and the expected effects on yields and returns. With the new funding from AGRA, $345,470 of which will go to UNL, scientists will expand this work to Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Wortmann said UNL is providing its technical expertise; much of the grant’s funding will go to national agricultural research institutes in the nations themselves. Crops to be studied may include maize, sorghum, pearl and finger millet, teff, cassava, rice, beans, groundnuts, soybean, pigeonpea, chickpea and cowpea. In sub-Saharan Africa, fertilizer use is very low with only 8-9 pounds per acre applied to such food crops. Crop production is primarily by poor, small-scale farmers with very little financial capacity. Fertilizer use needs to compete with basic needs in allocation of the small amount of money available. Therefore, net returns on investments need to be very high. In Uganda, for instance, the UNL team’s research showed that nitrogen applied to rice or dry beans were especially profitable. “If farmers have one or both of those crops in their cropping system, that’s where they should apply the nitrogen because that’s what’s going to give them the best return on their investment,” Wortmann said. In addition to research, Wortmann will help train people in the 13 countries to in turn train farmers to use the information. Other partners in the research, formally known as Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa, are the African Soils Information Service; the UNL-led Global Yield Gap Atlas; and the Grameen Foundation, which will help develop the computer-based tool for use on smart phones that are becoming increasingly common in Africa.

Charles Moore Inc. (Formerly C Moore Fab & Repair and Equipment Sales) 1999 Peterbilt 379 long hood, Cat 550, 3:70 ratio, 265” wheelbase, dual 120 gallon fuel tanks. 1,697,000 miles on truck, engine overhauled at 1,100,000. Nice truck, ready to go to work for you. Call for pricing and more information.

1969 Wilson 50-ft. straight deck trailer. Don’t let the age fool you, nice older trailer! Has removeable decking in the nose. Nice trailer for hauling pairs! Call for pricing and details!!!

1992 Kenworth T600 Detroit engine, 425 hp, tag axle, tires are 85%, Truck Defender Bumper. 85,000 miles on overhaul. Nice truck, ready for work. Call for more information and pricing!

We no longer handle Jensen Bale Beds

We Now Handle BESLER Bale Beds

We can order guards for semis or pickups!

www.charlesmooreinc.com cmooreinc@midrivers.com www.cmooreequip.com

GrabTec grapple forks

Call us for products available!

1991 Trailmobile 48-ft.x102” curtain trailer. Curtain and trailer are in good shape!

Custom Hay Hauling! Our hay trains can haul anywhere from 42 to 48 round bales. We have friendly drivers and reliable service. Please contact Charles at 406-232-0400 or 951-1650. Also for sale 4000 ton of 2013 Alfalfa Grass Hay baled in rounds. Can be delivered! Call for pricing! EQUIPMENT SALES: Our company sells a wide selection of new and used trucking, construction and farm equipment, as well as recreation. Whether you are looking for a backhoe, a loader, or a tractor, we can deliver. Other equipment we have to offer includes: trucks, trailers, haying equipment, trenchers, pay loaders, land levelers, grain handling equipment, boats and snowmobiles. A bit of everything.

Visit us online:

855 Kinsey Road, Miles City, MT 59301

We are now your dealer for

8-ft welding box, fits a dually pickup. Plenty of tool boxes!

1993 Great Dane 53-ft.x102” van trailer. Would make excellent storage trailer. Inside is in excellent shape, no visible leaks!

YOUR DEALER FOR Truck Defender Grill Guards

Shop (406) 232-0400 Cell (406) 951-1650 Home (406) 232-5831

1999 Peterbilt 379 Detroit 60 Series engine, 500 hp, 10 speed Rockwell transmission, 3.9 ratio, heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, 63” Ultracab Unibilt sleeper, 1,281,893 miles. Nice truck! Call for pricing!

2001 Peterbilt 379 948,985 miles on Detroit 60 Series engine, 430 hp, 10 speed, 3.4 ratio, heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, 63” Unicab sleeper, hydraulics for wet kit. Nice truck! Call for pricing! Trucking Services: Our drivers haul grain, hay, livestock and equipment across the country. We also use hoppers to carry bulk commodities.

1992 CPS belly dump gravel trailer. We have more gravel trailers in our inventory! Fabrication & Welding Services: We provide commercial welding and iron repair services. Our staff works with all vehicles and machinery, including trucks and trailers. We can build anything you need out of iron.

2001 Midland triple axle belly dump trailer. Call for more information! We Have Available

Bradford Built Flatbeds

www.charlesmooreinc.com

Call for information!


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Are you getting your money’s worth?

By Dave Sparks, DVM, Oklahoma State University Extension Do you suffer from sticker shock when you order or pick up the vaccines for your herd health program? Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to lower these costs without putting your animals’ health at risk, but you can do some things to ensure that you are getting your money’s worth of protection. The first thing to consider is that not all animals are created equal when it comes to their ability to mount an immune response. It would be nice if animals had a gauge, like a fuel gauge, that would read their level of immunity following vaccination so you could tell who was protected and who wasn’t. The fact is you can’t tell by looking so you must optimize your management to maximize the immune response. Animals that are on a poor plane of nutrition, especially for protein, copper, and zinc, cannot respond well to the vaccines you use. Very young and very old animals cannot respond strongly. Animals that are suffering from other health problems or that are convalescing are not able to respond well to your vaccination program. Stressed animals are limited in their ability to respond immunologically, so letting hauled or shipped cattle rest for several days before vaccinating and handling cattle quietly to minimize stress will pay big dividends when it comes to response to your vaccines. Most biological products need to be stored under refrigerated conditions. It is not good enough to assume that placing them in a refrigerator accomplishes this. A recent study showed that the majority of refrigerators used to store vaccines were not cold enough or even worse, were too cold and froze the products. If you don’t have a refrigerator thermometer in your refrigerator get one and use it. The labels will tell you what is the optimum temperature for storage. Nothing is worse than to think you are protecting your animals with high priced vaccines, only to be unknowingly shooting blanks. If your vaccine supplier doesn’t have a refrigerator thermometer in his refrigerator, ask him to get one. When cattle working day arrives, continue to care for your vaccines. A small ice chest with frozen cold packs will keep the products cool in the summer and safe from freezing in the winter. Many biological products come with two portions to be mixed when you get ready to use them. The manufacturer knows what he is doing and there is a reason for this. Once they are mixed, they start gradually losing effectiveness. Never mix up more than you can use in 30 minutes for maximum immunological response. A common question is “can I still use products that have gone out of date?” While it is true that the manufacturer may be conservative when applying an expiration date, you can’t evaluate the efficacy by any other means. You may not be providing the protection you need. When dated products go out of date, throw them away. Minimize waste by purchasing products that have a long date, only purchase what you expect to use by that date, and maintain good inventory management of products and their expiration dates. Herd health programs are like insurance. Every producer needs one, but all producers don’t need the same coverage. Your local veterinarian will know what problems he or she is seeing in your area and what products are most likely to reduce the incidence of these problems. Make your local vet your partner in designing a program tailored to fit your needs. You can’t afford to be without the protection you need, but you also can’t afford to pay for protection that you don’t need. Animal health products should represent a significant portion of your production costs, so make sure you are providing the management needed to maximize the response to these products. An old adage among stockmen is that you “can’t starve a profit out of them!” High priced feed, however, can’t contribute to a profit if you leave it in the barn. Herd health products can’t help you be profitable if you don’t use them in a manner to maximize their effectiveness.

The Legend of the Turtledove

Turtledoves can soothe the soul or ease a troubled mind. So when it comes to Christmas this bird’s a treasured find. It renews our faith and spirit and gives blessings throughout the year. The turtledove is a symbol that love is always near.

NEW IN STOCK Massey-Ferguson Hesston WR9740 16-ft. 9126 auger header ONLY ONE LEFT!

NEW IN STOCK Hesston 2856A round balers 5x6 bale, net or twine, torsion axles ONLY 2 LEFT!

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

Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Inc. Phone: (406) 357-2211 - Email: rainbowsales@mtintouch.net Website: www.visitrainbow.com - Address: Box 700 Chinook, Montana

USED EQUIPMENT Tractors

Ford 8340 MFD, 106 hp, Farmhand loader, grapple, 3-point, PTO, 3 remotes. 6434 hours......$35,900

Massey-Ferguson 1155 2WD, 140 hp, PTO, Westendorf loader & grapple...........................$13,900 Deutz-Allis DT 7.10 2WD, 135 hp, cab, dual PTO................$13,900

Misc. Irrigation

Haying Equipment

Hesston 5456A round baler, mesh/ twine..............................$28,999 Hesston 856A round baler, 10,000 bales..............................$13,900 Hesston 856A round baler, twine only, 11,000 bales.............$9500 1989 Hesston 560 round baler, 1000 PTO, new belts........$3000 Hesston 560 round baler, twine...... .........................................$4200

Hesston 8250 swather with 16ft. auger header, 25-ft. draper header............................$44,000 Hesston 8110S swather with 16-ft. auger header, 25-ft. shiftable draper header................$35,500 Hesston 6600 swather with 14-ft. hay header, conditioner....$5900 Hesston 1014 14-ft. hydro swing with double sickle..............$3000

John Deere 568 baler, twine, only 2500 bales. Like new.....$35,500 Case IH RS561 round baler..$10,500 New Holland BR780A round baler with net/twine.................$21,900 New Holland 660 round baler, moisture tester, extra parts.......$4500 Cat Challenger RB56 round baler, twine only, 8800 bales...$19,900

New Holland 1069 balewagon, turbo diesel, dual tires on rear, with 2nd deck, cab. Nice..$17,750 New Holland 1045 2 wide self propelled balewagon, 6 cylinder gas engine..............................$4599

2-Used Big Gun sprinklers on 2 wheel cart. Each...............$1695 Additional used mainline, call us

Miscellaneous

Valmar 240 40-ft. engine drive pull type granular spreader.....$5550 Davis 185 3-pt. backhoe attachment................................. $3100

Hydra-Dec

Round Bale Bed * Synchronized Telescoping Arms * Extendable Arms * Joy Stick Control

Bale spear for big square or round bales, with hydraulic push off. Asking....$2350

Massey-Ferguson Hesston 9430 self-propelled swather, 16-ft. auger header, double sickle, 800 hours..............................$64,000

Replacement Engines & Power Equipment


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GRAIN TRAILER FOR SALE 1971 Benu 36-ft. steel grain trailer. Good shape for age with 3 new brakes/drums and near new tarp, 11R24.5 tires that are fair to good condition. Can be seen in Havre, MT at Canvas Auto Body east of AmericInn..................................................................................$4100

Call 406-379-2629 or text 406-799-5435

HAY & STRAW FOR SALE Slender wheat hay Hailed-out barley straw

Phone (406) 278-3494 or 450-0924, leave message, Conrad, Montana

8155 Hwy. 10 West Missoula, Montana 406-544-2940 or 406-829-3540 E-mail: neilm@lm-machinery.com LM RENTALS * Flexible terms: pick up and delivery * Compactors padfoot and smooth drum: 54” to 84” * Excavators: from 10 ton - 30 ton * Dozers six way blades and rippers: D4 to D8 size * Wheel loaders: 2 yard to 7 yard * Articulated trucks: 25 and 30 ton

2008 Case 885 motor grader, ripper, Lo Pro, 670 hours.........$159,000

2005 Cat 962G wheel loader, ride control, good rubber.......$87,500

1997 Komatsu PC250LC-6 hydraulic thumb....................... RENTAL

Cat 950B wheel loader, general purpose bucket, good rubber............ .......................................$49,500

1994 KW W900 4000 gallon water truck............................. RENTAL Cat 930 loader.....................$24,500

1997 Moxie MT30, new engine........ ......................................RENTAL

1980 Cat 130G motor grader, new rubber and ripper............$52,500

2004 Cat 320CLL very clean log loader. Near new undercarriage.. .....................................$112,500

Barko 450 log loader..........$19,500

1997 International 4700 single axle dump with DT466 and hydraulic brakes................ $17,500

1994 John Deere 670B motor grader, scarifier......................$47,500

Clark 125B with 10-ft. Idaho Norland snowblower, 350 hp............. .......................................$24,900

1996 JD 310D 4WD backhoe, extend-a-hoe, air conditioning......... .......................................$26,500

1990 P&H 25 ton crane. Only 880 hours..............................$52,400

1990 International 4x4 type 4 engine, good rubber, job ready........ .......................................$37,500

Drott 20-ton RT crane.........$15,900

1973 Kenworth Big Block Cummins, 13 speed, flatbed, log bunks.................................$8900

Stone Mason gas powered stone splitter.............................$19,500

Fiat Allis 16B dozer cab, ripper....... .......................................$24,500

1997 Ford 2000-gallon water truck with front/side/rear spray. Very nice condition................ RENTAL

Cat D4E...............................$13,500

Shaker Buddy 2 deck screen.......... ..................................... RENTAL

AVAILABLE FOR RENT! Wide variety of trencher boxes.

Log Loaders Available

Ford self-load water truck, new pump, 42,000 miles...........$8750

New Holland LS170 skidsteer......... .......................................$16,500

2003 Jet 80,000 lb. trailer and dolly.. .......................................$29,500

Haulotte 3347 electric scissor lift, new batteries.....................$2850

Danzco pull through delimber.......... ..........................................$8500 50KW towable genset.............$9500

Novel method makes FMD vaccine production safer

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines can be produced safely using a new patent-pending technology developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. A highly contagious disease, FMD affects clovenhoofed animals such as cattle, swine, sheep and goats. The United States has not had an outbreak of FMD since 1929, but the disease is still prevalent in other countries, can be debilitating in adult animals, and can cause death in young animals. Microbiologist Elizabeth Rieder with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit, located at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center at Orient Point, New York, designed a technique to make FMD vaccine without the need for virulent virus. She and her colleagues identified a virus DNA sequence that, if removed, makes the FMD virus harmless to animals, but still allows it to grow in cell culture. The researchers used this DNA sequence to alter the FMD virus, which allowed them to learn more about how the virus functions. They studied how the virus amplifies itself, interacts with host animals, and inhibits the animal’s defense mechanisms. The technology was used in studies to produce a novel marker FMD vaccine that does not require virulent virus. Instead, it uses an attenuated, or weakened, FMD virus that does not cause disease. It is safer than traditional vaccine production methods (chemical inactivation) that use naturally occurring FMD virus strains. Rieder also labeled the virus used in the new vaccine so that it can be distinguished from other naturally occurring viruses found in outbreaks. A private company is in the process of developing the ARS technology for vaccine production. ##### Army ants, or soldier ants, are a half-inch in length and notorious for dismantling any living thing in their path, regardless of its size, thanks to massive, machete-like jaws that are half the size of their own bodies.


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Pure Quality

Sprayers

• 2400 gallon • 132-ft. boom • Suspension • Green or red • 100 gallon rinse tank • Light package • Delivered and setup on your farm • Duals • Smart hitch ready • Dove tail booms

Buy or Lease To Own

$17,792/yr - oac

Farmer to Farmer

Have been donig business with Frieling’s for years. Always great to deal with and service is exceptional. Joe Streit, Fort Benton, MT Owner of New Brandt 7500 grain vac

www.summersmfg.com

• 1650 gallon • 100-ft. boom • Adjustable axle • Raven auto rate • 100 gallon rinse tank • Tee-Jet tips • 3-way bodies • Delivered and setup on your farm

Buy or Lease To Own

$10,763/yr - oac

Save Time & Money New VRX grain vacs

2013 6614 grain vac • Complete hose package • Hydraulic boom lift • Clean up system

Buy or Lease To Own

$6180yr - oac

7500 HP

• New fan design • New bearing cartridge • New body design • New drive dogs in augers • New hose stored systems

NEW IS BETTER Buy or Lease To Own $5745/yr - oac Farmer to Farmer

The people at Frieling’s have been very helpful and very honest in their dealings. Bob Fritz, Butte, MT Owner of New Rem Delta harrow

1-888-453-2924

3400 Old Havre Highway, Great Falls, MT • 8000 bushels per hour • Low profile • Auto fold 13” auger • Easy clean out

Buy or Lease To Own

$6674/yr - oac

Danel Frieling

Keith Lippert, cell 799-1494

Check us out on the web at www.frielingagequipment.com


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Doane Western 252 Cirque Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718 www.doanewestern.com

Specializing in: Long Term Farm and Ranch Loans FSA Guaranteed Loans Statewide Service Best Available Rates

Farm and Ranch Loans Call for Current Rates Bozeman (406) 587-1201 Toll Free 800-446-1112w Website: www.doanewestern.com

Long Term Real Estate Loans Refinance at Lower Rates, Consolidate Debt, New Purchases

From our families to yours, we want to wish each of you a very

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! Many thanks to our consignors and buyers for a very successful 2013 Auction Season. We appreciate all of you. Jayson & Kyle Shobe Families & the Shobe Auction Staff

408 West Main • Lewistown, MT 59457

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Hope Kincheloe, left, of Dillon shares ideas with Pat Hackley of Culbertston regarding how to encourage young people to be involved in Farm Bureau during the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet.

Kincheloe wins Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

Hope Kincheloe who hails from Dillon, won the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet during the MFBF Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The Discussion Meet is meant to simulate a committee meeting with ideas discussed and solutions developed. Kincheloe shared ideas with two other participants regarding the question: “How can we encourage young farmers and ranchers to be involved in Farm Bureau? How can young producers lead even if they don’t hold positions on the board?” Kincheloe, who was raised on a sheep and cattle ranch in the Musselshell Valley, noted, “There are 23 million people involved in production agriculture, so we have a big footstep to fill. We need to reach out not only to our ag producers but to those involved in the agricultural business sector such as agricultural finance and

agricultural retail. I feel being involved with these groups, and of course engaging our fellow producers, is a good place to start recruiting more young people to be involved.” She said it’s important to identify key issues and use work on those issues for retaining and recruiting new members. “We need to hone in on issues that need to be addressed, and use those issues to encourage others in the community to be leaders. It’s important we get them to advocate what we’re doing as well as spread the word about all of the good work Farm Bureau does.” Kincheloe won $500 from the Montana Farm Bureau and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in January in San Antonio. The winner of the national competition drives home in a new GMC/Chevrolet truck.

K-State working to improve hybrid wheat

By K-State Research and Extension News The agreement allows Bayer CropBayer CropScience has signed a wheat Science to license K-State’s germplasm germplasm and technology license agreeand related intellectual property rights. ment with Kansas State University (K“We collaborate worldwide with leadState) to promote the further improvement ing institutions and universities for seeds and development of hybrid wheat producand traits, which is especially vital to our tion through research and education. wheat strategy,” said Rick Turner, global K-State’s Wheat Genetic Resource head wheat & oilseed seeds. “This agreeCenter (WGRC) will collaborate with ment with Kansas State University gives Bayer CropScience to develop hybrid us access to some of the best solutions wheat. available to support our research and “Hybrid wheat is a difficult technical innovation goals in cereals, and this is challenge, but the payoff will be in a clearly a win-win for both the university substantial potential for increased yields and Bayer CropScience.” for growers,” said Ernie Minton, associate As part of the collaboration, K-State director of research for K-State Research also will establish an endowed chair for and Extension. wheat genetics research and breeding. The WGRC will help identify traits that are endowed chair will be named for Bikram potentially useful for hybrid wheat proGill, university distinguished professor of duction and that are naturally available in plant pathology and director of the Wheat their extensive collection of grass species Genetic Resource Center, whose career which are closely related to cultivated and life’s work has been worldwide wheat wheat. Bayer CropScience will work genetic improvement and distributing its with K-State researchers and scientists genetic value to the world. to develop a trait discovery pipeline for “Bikram Gill is the world’s foremost efficient hybrid wheat crop production expert on wheat genetics and genomics. using K-State’s unique genetic stocks. He has had an impact on modern wheat “Wheat is an ancient crop that has gone production, not only as a crop in the through much change and continues to United States, but as a staple source of undergo change. With this agreement, our cereal-based calories for the entire planexpertise in wheat genetics and genomics, et,” Floros said. “Through his leadership, combined with Bayer’s global expertise the contributions of the Wheat Genetic and wheat leadership, will help one of the Resource Center has likely impacted evworld’s most important crops to advance,” ery key wheat breeding program in the said John Floros, dean of the College of United States and worldwide. He has done Agriculture and director of K-State Reso much to help the world.” search and Extension.


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Bears Den Road Sweetgrass Hills Ranch

Acres: 80 The ranch is located on the East side of the Sweetgrass Hills with great access. The property also has an adjoining 80 acres for sale. Would make a great hunters getaway. Price $99,500

110 East Washington Ave - Chester

North of Chester

Acres: 1278 Cultivated acres: 1249 Quonset: 40’x90’ with concrete floor Shop: 32’x52’ concrete floor + apron Bins: 6 with over 25,000 bushels of storage Barn: Good condition with hayloft Farmland with house within 2 miles of Chester, 591 acres of expired CRP and the remaining 658 acres to expire October 2013. Upland birds, antelope, whitetail and mule deer on this property. Two new grain facilities are very close to the property. Price $1,500,000

Age: 1948 Home Size: 1520 sq ft Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 11/2 Appliances: Refrigerator, stove and dishwasher Heat: Gas Garage: Detached two car 616 sq ft. Enjoy a centrally located home with new windows, furnace and a fenced backyard. This home sits on a large lot with established trees. Asking Price $96,000

330 NE Casey Street Chester

535 West Madison Chester

Bar Size: approximately 2400 sq ft Lot Size: 12,600 sq ft Taxes: $1331 approximately Age: 1915 - remodeled several times A full beverage liquor license, live and machine gaming, and many updates. This is a great turn key business opportunity. Price $199,000

1966 2800 Rd. South Joplin

Age: 1916 Taxes: $575.65 (2012) Bedrooms: 2 (Main Floor) Bathrooms: 2 Living Space: 1075 sq ft (main floor) 1502 sq ft (basement) Appliances: Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher (main floor), refrigerator, stove (basement) Heat: Electric (main floor), propane gas (basement) This home is on 7.3 acres. There is a full apartment in the basement, providing extra square footage if used as a single family dwelling. The living room has a gas, stone fireplace. The shingles, sewer line and paint were all updated about 3 years ago. The property has several out buildings. Asking Price $79,900

Corner of 24th St and River - Fort Benton

Taxes: $195.98 (2010) Three lots totaling 105’x120’. Build your dream home! Price $55,000

Age: 1975, remodeled since Taxes: $1506.85 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Home Size: 3470 sq ft Garage: Attached one stall with a wood shop in back Lot Size: 75’x140’ Appliances: Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer Heat: Electric baseboard/Radiant This home has a very open floor plan throughout the kitchen, living and dining area. There is a large laundry room, three living room areas and a beautiful back yard deck/ patio area. Asking Price $240,000

505 West Jefferson Chester

Age: 1976 Taxes: $1352.85 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 House Size: 2508 sq ft Garage: Attached two stall 642 sq ft Lot Size: 100’x140’ Heat: Electric baseboard/gas forced air Appliances: Refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer This well taken care of home has a large attached two stall garage and a beautiful back yard with a sprinkler system. The inviting exterior has a brick ornamental facade and covered porch. The living room has a large gas fireplace. The home has three bedrooms, all in the upstairs, with a shared bathroom. The unfinished basement also has a large brick fireplace. Asking Price $170,000

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Home Size: 2000 sq ft Garage: Detached two stall Lot size: 179’x155’ Taxes: $925.75 Appliances: Refrigerator, gas stove and dishwasher Heat: Gas forced air A/C: Central air This charming bungalow style home has had many updates. The kitchen, dining and living room are all open to one another. The kitchen has a gas range top and sit up island, perfect for cooking and entaining guests. The master bedroom has new hard wood flooring. The addition of a day light window to the basement has brought in natural light that really adds to the space. When looking off the front porch over the vast yard, one can see a wonderful view of the Sweetgrass Hills. Listing Price $155,000

Mike’s Thriftway Chester

Mike’s Thriftway, located at the east end of Chester, Montana on US Hwy 2. This business has been part of the community for over 30 years. The grocery store has a wonderful produce section, butcher block and meat department, bakery, frozen foods section, dairy department, and 10 aisles of goods. This is more that just a grocery store, with the addition of a travel center that has four gas pumps and one diesel pump, Hot Stuff pizza, a deli, espresso bar, and bakery area. The business also includes a Montana State liquor store. The interior of the store has just been updated. This update included all new refrigeration systems. The building and lots are very well maintained and the back parking area has been newly graveled this summer. This is a great business opportunity.

Lot Size: 144’x114’ Crossroads of Hwy 191 and US Hwy 2 All inventory included Owner to stay and train if needed Outstanding business with a great location on US Hwy 2. The building was revovated in 2006. Business is booming at this Dairy Queen with new record numbers being set on their busiest days. This business has been very well kept, pride of ownership shines through in every aspect. Price $500,000

310 Casey St NE Chester

Bedrooms: 4 Taxes: $1261.09 (2012) Bathrooms: 3 with custom tile showers + 1 jetted tub Home Size: 2100 sq ft main floor 341 sq ft 2nd story 1036 sq ft basement Garage: 1104 sq ft (1988) Lot Size: 126’x155’ Heat: Gas forced air This home shows pride of ownership both inside and outdoors. the owners have many updates and improvements. The property is on the edge of town with a beautiful view of the Sweetgrass Hills, a country feeling with city amenities. The cozy sunroom offers not only a great view, but warmth of a gas fireplace. The home offers lots of storage within the home as well as in the 3 stall heated garage. The yard has an underground sprinkler system with mature trees. Price $235,000

213 East Washington Ave - Chester

Lot Size: Approximately 1/2 city block Crossroads of Hwy 223 and US Hwy 2 All inventory included Owner to stay and train if needed Delivery truck included Established business with great community reputation. Included with the business is a full service fuel, tire, bulk fuel delivery, and oil shop. Many updates make this a great investment opportunity for this business with a loyal customer base. Price $500,000

Blackjack Road Sweetgrass Hills Ranch

Total Acres: 4367 Fallow Acres: 800 The “Adam’s Place” is located on the Northeast side of the Sweetgrass Hills in Liberty County, Montana. The Canadian border is four miles to the North and Chester is thirty miles south. Price $3,500,000


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page C20

Used Combine Sale!! Unbelievable prices in addition to great financing!

2013 Case IH 8230 193 hours. #708041.... . ..............................................$340,000

2013 Case IH 8230 250 hours. #708040.... . ..............................................$340,000 2012 Case IH 8230 305 hours. #708060.... . ..............................................$335,000

2012 Case IH 8230 280 hours. #708061.... . ..............................................$335,000

2013 Case IH 8230 185 hours. #708042.... . ..............................................$340,000 2011 Case IH 7120 635 hours. #700774.... . ..............................................$296,000

2012 Case IH 8230 235 hours. #708062.... 2011 Case IH 7120 659 hours. #700775.... . ..............................................$335,000 . ..............................................$292,000

0% for 36 months

followed by 3% for 2 years

2010 Case IH 8010 2242 hours. #708022.. . ..............................................$135,000

2010 Case IH 7088 594 hours. #703944.... . ..............................................$245,000

2009 Case IH 7120 905 hours. #700786.... 2010 Case IH 7120 1050 hours. #700776.. . ..............................................$239,000 . ..............................................$274,000 2009 Case IH 7120 867 hours. #700785.... . ..............................................$239,000

Case IH 1688 4092 hours. #708038........... . ................................................$38,000

More Combines

2013 Case IH 9230 14 hours. #706905...... . ..............................................$399,000 2013 Case IH 8230 250 hours. #708043.... . ..............................................$340,000 2013 Case IH 8230 250 hours. #703968.... . ..............................................$329,500 2013 Case IH 8230 220 hours. #708072.... 2003 Case IH 2388 2945 hours. #706883.. 1995 Case IH 2188 3861 hours. #703950.. . ..............................................$329,000 . ................................................$78,000 . ................................................$39,900 Case IH 8230 225 hours. #708066............. . ..............................................$335,000 1996 Case IH 2188 3277 hours. #700766.. Case IH 8230 225 hours. #708065............. . ................................................$59,900 . ..............................................$335,000 2004 Case IH 8010 2150 hours. #708084.. . ..............................................$135,000 2011 Case IH 7088 453 hours. #700741.... . ..............................................$246,900 2002 Case IH 2388 #706889...................... . ................................... Call for Pricing 1997 Case IH 2188 3104 hours. #700781.. 1994 Case IH 1688 3553 hours. #703963.. 2001 Case IH 2388 2430 hours. #703976.. . ................................................$44,850 . ................................................$63,000 . ................................................$87,000 1997 Case IH 2188 #703961.........$57,900 1995 Case IH 2188 3130 hours. #703959.. 1986 Case IH 1660 4519 hours. #706854.. . ................................................$57,000 . ................................................$19,000 1995 Case IH 2188 3413 hours. #703977.. . ................................................$47,800 2011 John Deere 9770STS 540 hours. #706898..................................$323,500 1993 John Deere 9500 #703947..$35,900 1994 Case IH 1688 4311 hours. #703955.. 1981 John Deere 7720 3124 hours. 1979 John Deere 8820 3587 hours. . ................................................$26,900 #700755....................................$11,500 #700794.......................................$9900

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Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page C21

These Units MUST Go!

2006 New Holland TV145 4091 hours. #700671....................................$76,800

D L O S

2009 Case IH 6088 490 hours. #700693.... . ..............................................$229,500

2010 Case IH Steiger 485 619 hours. #707727..................................$255,595

2004 New Holland TVT145 3949 hours. #703853....................................$74,900

Price Reduced 2009 Case IH 8120 1358 hours. #703732.. . ..............................................$246,153

2003 New Holland TV140 5347 hours. #700688....................................$69,000

D L SO

2006 Case IH JX55 483 hours. #703878... . ................................................$42,900

Price Reduced

Price Reduced 2003 Case IH 2388 2913 hours. #700667.. . ................................................$64,000

2005 New Holland TVT145 4300 hours. #706781....................................$81,400

Case IH 2152 header. #707884.....$63,600

D L O S

2003 New Holland RB780 round baler. #707806....................................$11,000

2008 Case IH ATX700 air cart. #703871.... . ..............................................$149,500 2001 New Holland 688 round baler. #706750....................................$14,750

2006 New Holland SF115 sprayer. #700665....................................$19,000

2006 Flexi-Coil S67XL sprayer. #703837.. . ................................................$13,900

2011 Case IH 2152 header. #703805......... . ................................................$63,500

2009 New Holland H8060 windrower, 384 hours. #C0000362.....................$74,075

2007 New Holland SD550 air seeder, 12,491 hours. #707847...........$153,900

Price Reduced 2008 New Holland 1475 mower conditioner. #706551...............................$31,900

New Holland L160 skid steer, 163 hours. #707872....................................$23,100

2011 Case IH 8120 1234 hours. #703887.. . ..............................................$239,000

1997 New Holland 9030 6429 hours. #500647....................................$37,900

Price Reduced

2010 Case IH Magnum 335 2160 hours. #703760..................................$188,000

1996 Case IH ATX700 air seeder. #703845..................................$132,500

Price Reduced

Flexi-Coil 5000 air seeder. #700650.......... 2003 Case IH HDX162 header. #707609... . ................................................$35,500 . ................................................$12,000

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Protecting bees from pesticides

Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page C22

By Denise Ruttan, Oregon State University

Will come to you. $11 per hoof - $40 per animal

COMBINE & SPREADER TRUCK FOR SALE 2007 John Deere 9760 combine with 936D head. 867 hours. Asking ......... $180,000 1983 GMC Wilmar spreader truck. Asking . ..................................................... $3500

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handle/1957/20772/pnw591.pdf “More than 60,000 honey bee colonies pollinate about 50 different crops in Oregon, including blueberries, cherries, pear, apple, clover, meadowfoam and carrot seed,” Sagili said. “Without honey bees, you lose an industry worth nearly $500 million from sales of the crops they commercially pollinate.” Nationally, honeybees pollinated about $11.68 billion worth of crops in 2009, according to a 2010 study on the economic value of insect pollinators by Cornell University. Growers, commercial beekeepers and pesticide applicators in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California will find the publication useful, Sagili said. An expanded color-coded chart details active ingredients and trade names of more than 100 conventional and organic pesticides, including toxicity levels to bees and precautions for use. The publication also describes residual toxicity periods for several pesticides that remain effective for extended periods after they are applied. Additionally, the guide explains how to investigate and report suspected bee poisonings. Nationwide, honeybee colonies have been declining in recent years due to several factors, including mites, viruses transmitted by mites, malnutrition and improper use of pesticides, Power Tools & Sagili said. In Oregon, about 22 percent of commercial Fasteners honey bee colonies were lost during the winter of 2012-13, Sagili said. There has been a gradual, sustained decline of managed honeybees since the 121/2 gauge peak of 5.9 million colonies Barb & Barbless wire in 1947, according to the 80 rod Cornell study. The number IN STOCK NOW of managed colonies reached a low of 2.3 million in 2008, although there were increases 4”x16’ full round in 2009 and 2010, the study and 16’ split said. corral rails “Growers and beekeepers can work together with this practical document in hand,” Sagili said of OSU ExtenEureka Brand Premium sion’s publication. “It gives Wood Pellets IN STOCK them informative choices.” For example, when commercial beekeeper Harry Vanderpool needed to advise a pear grower on whether an insecticide was acceptable to use around bees, he turned 1x6 - 6-ft. - $183 1x10 - 6-ft.-$370 to OSU Extension’s publica93 55 tion. 1x10 - 8-ft.-$4 1x6 - 8-ft.-- $2 “That manual has been a 1x8 - 6-ft.-- $296 1x12 - 6-ft.-$456 blessing,” said Vanderpool, who keeps 400 hives in South 1x8 - 8-ft.-- $395 1x12 - 8-ft. $608 Salem to pollinate dozens of Quantity Pricing Available crops for growers from California to central Oregon. “It’s STEEL FENCE a tool that helps beekeepers and farmers work together in POSTS Good supply the right way with the right in stock 51/2 ft. • 1.33# chemical rather than us telling farmers how to farm or farmers telling beekeepers how to keep bees.” You can also find OSU’s We wish everyone a very publication by searching Merry Christmas! for PNW 591-E in OSU Extension’s catalog at http:// Thank you to all of our valued extension.oregonstate.edu/ customers for your patronage catalog. The publication was in 2013; and we look forward to produced in cooperation with serving you in 2014. OSU, Washington State University and the University of Idaho.

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Trader’s Dispatch, December 2013 — Page C23

Expanding livestock production could add value to corn

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By Purdue University Extension For hogs, specifically, an expected 1-3 An expanding livestock production sector percent breeding herd increase is already could add value to corn in coming months underway. Pork production increases should - welcome news for growers who saw corn start to appear late in the summer of 2014, and soybean prices fall in the wake of an which likely will take hog prices down to $58 EPA-proposed decrease in the Renewable per hundredweight by late in 2014, Hurt said. Fuel Standard for 2014, Purdue Extension “The big profits for hog producers will agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. come during the 2013-2014 corn marketing The bad news for growers, however, is year, reaching $37 per head of profits, on avthat it could take several months before the erage, during the second and third quarters of effects of expanding animal numbers trans2014,” he said. “While hog prices are strong, late to stronger crop demand. it is really lower feed costs that are providing According to Hurt, the profit incentive for the strong profitability forecasts.” expansion of animal numbers is large and A growing hog industry, while helpful in animal production was traditionally the way providing additional demand for corn, won’t farms added value to abundant and cheap be enough on its own to boost corn prices to corn supplies. He used hogs as an example. previously high levels, Hurt said. For the 2013-2014 corn-marketing year, “The hog industry expansion will not be live hog prices should average about $67 large enough to return corn prices to the preper hundredweight with a cost of production vious lofty levels; however, when all animal around $56, he said. That translates to an apindustries are included it will be a period of proximate $32-per-head profit and increases growing feed-use base for corn growers,” he the value of corn marketed through hogs. said. “It’s anticipated that in coming years “For the current corn marketing year, there will be a better balance between the hogs are offering an estimated $6.85 per crop production sector and the animal sector. bushel if the profits from hog production “Assuming ethanol use is relatively level are assigned to the value of corn,” Hurt in the future, this means that corn farmers said. “This compares to a U.S. Department have achieved the goal of providing sufficient of Agriculture-estimated price of $4.50 for production for both food and fuel.” corn producers. Hurt’s full report, “Hogs Provide Near “Unfortunately, it takes time to get into $7 per Bushel Corn Value,” is available in hog production, and gilts retained now will both text and podcast formats via Farmdoc not have market-ready pigs until late 2014 Daily from the University of Illinois at http:// when much of the profit incentive will be farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2013/11/hogseroded.” near-7dollar-bushel-corn-value.html. Feed prices are expected to move into a The U.S. Environmental Protection period of moderation over the next several Agency on Nov. 15 proposed reducing total December & January years, which means lower livestock producproduction of biofuels in 2014 from the curtion costs, and increases the likelihood that rent legal mandate of 18.15 billion gallons livestock continue expansion. Fromproducers filters towill fluids, we have what youto 15.21 billion.

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Cattle markets foretell 2014 market expectations

By Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University The counter-seasonal behavior of cattle markets this fall indicates the transition that is occurring in beef and cattle markets. The fourth quarter of 2013 provides insight into the general expectations for markets in 2014. Cattle slaughter for the year to date is down 1.7 percent but is down an average of 3.6 percent in the last four weeks. Though beef production is down only 1.1 percent for the year to date, it is down an average of 2.9 percent the last four weeks. Both cattle slaughter and beef production are expected to decline for the remainder of the year bringing fourth quarter cattle slaughter down over 5.5 percent, year over year, and beef production down over 5 percent. For 2014, cattle slaughter is expected to decrease roughly 7 percent year over year leading to decreased beef production of over 6.5 percent for the year. Choice boxed beef prices have averaged above $200/cwt for the last four weeks and fed cattle prices have averaged above $130/cwt for the same period. Both of these prices could average at or above these levels for the entire year of 2014, with spring peaks of $215/cwt or higher for Choice boxed beef and fed cattle prices approaching $140/cwt for a spring top. All eyes will be on the demand side as the supply side of these markets will certainly support even higher prices than these if demand is sufficient. Feeder cattle prices have strengthened this fall to the highest levels of the year. Heavy feeder prices are at record levels and, while calf prices have not quite exceeded the spring 2012 record price levels, they surely will in the spring of 2013, baring something unforeseen. Feeder supplies are no doubt tightening this fall with a smaller 2013 calf crop, fewer feeder cattle imports in 2013 and accelerating replacement heifer demand this fall. The 2014 calf crop will be as small, or smaller, than this year; feeder imports are likely to remain low; and replacement heifer demand will remain very strong as long as forage conditions are favorable. Breeding female and replacement heifer demand is very strong this fall. Replacement heifer demand that emerged about a month ago in the Northern Plains, has now spread to much of the central part of the country with numerous reports of lightweight heifers selling at prices well above steer prices. Last week in El Reno, Oklahoma, several sets of heifers sold in the weekly feeder auction as replacements; including a market-topping set of 668 pound heifers at $208.55/cwt. ($1393/head) and another set of 560 pound heifers at $240/cwt. ($1344/head). Two sets of four-weight heifers sold for over $220/cwt. At the Northwest Cattlemen’s Association fall replacement sale last week in Woodward, Oklahoma, bred heifers ranged from $1675-$2250/head; young to middle-age bred cows ranged from $1350-$2500/ head; and cow-calf pairs from $1950-$3000/pair. Female demand will certainly be as strong, if not stronger, in the spring, once again, assuming that forage conditions continue to look favorable.

Videographer receives creative excellence honor

By University of Wyoming Extension Providing a vision and encouraging University of Wyoming (UW) Extension educators to think beyond the status quo has earned extension’s videographer the Creative Excellence Recognition Award. David Keto, who joined extension in 2011, received the award Wednesday, November 6, during the organization’s training conference in Casper. UW Extension has offices in every county and the Wind River Reservation. Keto shares his enthusiasm for videography as a science, an art and as a teaching tool, according to his nomination. He has encouraged and trained educators to produce their own videos through workshops and by working with educators during filming. Keto produces extension’s “From the Ground Up” video series, which includes subjects ranging from horticulture to range management. The educational videos air on KCWY-
TV Casper and are posted on YouTube at http:// youtube.com/uwyoextension. He also produces videos for various departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Wyoming. Keto received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and his master’s degree in science and natural history film from Montana State University.


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2010 Wilson PSDCL 53’x102”, 11-ft. nose, 28-ft. belly, 14-ft. rear, tri axle air ride, aluminum wheels.......................................................P.O.R.

2004 Barrett PSDCL 53’x102”, cattle spec, triple spring ride, aluminum wheels...................P.O.R.

1993 Diamond D steel, 20-ft., center gate, wood floor with mats, rear door full swing with slider... .................................................................P.O.R.

1982 WW 6’x16’ steel bumper pull, wood floor, center gate, rear gate full swing................P.O.R.

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2013 WTC CD 53’x102”, triple air ride rear lift, 17.5 aluminum wheels..............................P.O.R.

2012 Wilson AD-1080 48’x102” aluminum drop trailer, boxes, winches, air ride spread axle, aluminum wheels......................................P.O.R.

2012 WTC CD 48’x102”, boxes, winches, air ride, 61” Canadian spread, steel 22.5 wheels..P.O.R.

2002 Transcraft CFD 48’x102” steel, triple axle ride, aluminum wheels with 4 axle option, to 53’x102” 4 axle dropdeck..........................P.O.R.

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Jordan Stoltz, Wingina 4-H Club, received a $ 1000 check from the Marias Fair Board Secretary Lynn Pettigrew at a recent MF Livestock Committee meeting. The money was Jordan’s share of the proceeds from the very popular pig wrestling event that she helped initiate and conduct at the fair in 2013. Jordan donated those funds directly to the Livestock Committee to be used for the 4-H Swine Barn. Pictured L to R-Jim Fritz, Marias Fair 4H Livestock Committee Chairman, Jordan, and Lynn Pettigrew.

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NICE mobile home with lots of recent updates, Mother-In-Law, office or rental house next door, insulated and heated shop, barn and +/- 20,000 bushels of grain storage to generate income to pay the bills! Located +/- 19 miles south of Wolf Point on +/- 7 acres. $159,000

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Spacious two-story home on +/- 2 acres with mature spruce trees, excellent condition currently ready to move into. Possible owner financing. $135,000.00

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By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Did you dump your soup down the though, because that will hasten spoilage. sink?” my husband asked our 10-year-old Just before use, rinse squash thoroughly daughter as he picked up the empty bowl by and use a produce brush to clean the hard our kitchen sink. I saw him examining the outer rind. sink for soup residue. Squash is very easy to prepare. It can be “No, I ate it,” she answered innocently. baked whole or cut in half. It can be cooked “Do you know what was in the soup?” in a microwave oven or cut in chunks and he asked. He sounded surprised. boiled on a stovetop. You can freeze cooked, She responded to the interrogation with mashed squash in recipe-sized amounts in furrowed eyebrows and her hands on her freezer bags or freezer containers. However, hips. “What did I eat, anyway?” she asked. home canning mashed squash (or pumpkin) “You ate squash soup,” he replied. is not recommended because of safety isI was eavesdropping, but I couldn’t help sues. but jump in the conversation at this point. To bake a whole squash, simply pierce the “What did you think of the soup?” I skin in several places with a knife and place asked. it in a pan. The piercing process releases “I liked it,” she replied with a grin. She steam during cooking and prevents a disasdidn’t even have a “deer in headlights” look ter in your oven. At 350 F, a medium-sized on her face when she heard the word squash. whole squash will take about an hour to Our picky eater has left the building, at cook. After baking, peel, remove the seeds least for that meal. Now that I know she and mash or puree the squash, if desired. likes squash, I might offer some spaghetti Try making an easy oven dinner by presquash with pasta sauce. paring a meat loaf, baked potatoes, squash We weren’t trying to be sneaky by adding and apple crisp at the same time. Squash can pureed winter squash to soup. We had visbe baked at a variety of oven temperatures. ited a pumpkin and squash patch recently, This squash soup recipe is courtesy of and she had helped pick out our “trophies.” University of Tennessee Extension. Make Usually, we simply bake squash, then mash it a meal with a side salad, French bread or it and add a little butter and brown sugar rolls, milk and apple crisp for dessert. on top. We decided to try a savory recipe Creamy Squash Soup instead of a sweet one. 1/4 c. butter When you mix nutrient-rich, orange1 medium finely chopped onion fleshed squash with chicken broth, sautéed 6 c. peeled and cubed butternut squash onions and spices, you have a hardy, deli3 c. chicken broth (plus extra to adjust cious autumn soup that fills your home with consistency if needed) a delicious aroma. 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper Beta-carotene is the natural pigment in 1/4 tsp. black pepper squash responsible for the dark orange color 3/4 tsp. dried rubbed sage (or to taste) of its flesh. Our bodies use beta-carotene to 16 ounces light cream cheese make vitamin A, which helps us maintain In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butour night vision and healthy skin. Squash ter until tender. Add squash, chicken broth, also provides fiber, potassium and vitamin cayenne and black pepper, and sage. Bring C. to a boil and cook 20 minutes or until squash Squash has been used as a nutritious food is tender. Puree the squash mixture and for thousands of years in North America, cream cheese in a blender or food processor and we have several types to choose from. in batches until smooth. Return to saucepan You might find buttercup, butternut, acorn and heat through. Do not allow to boil. If and/or spaghetti squash in your local groit needs thinning, add additional chicken cery store. broth until desired consistency is reached. Choose squash that is heavy in relation The recipe was analyzed with reducedto its size. Look for squash without bruises, sodium chicken broth. cuts or soft spots. Squash will maintain its Makes eight servings. Each serving has quality for many months if stored in a cool, 250 calories, 14 grams (g) of fat, 9 g of dry place. However, spaghetti squash has a protein, 21 g of carbohydrate, 5 g of fiber shorter shelf life of about two months. and 360 milligrams of sodium. Do not rinse squash before storing,


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2008 Haukaas 10 bale mover. SN 052-018.................... $22,500 2008 Haukaas 10 bale mover. Nice shape..................... $21,900 2007 Haukaas 10 bale mover. SN 073-019.................... $21,900 2006 Haukaas 10 bale mover, hydraulic end gate. SN 02026..... .................................................................................. $20,900 Riteway 11 bale carrier. SN 03-014.................................. $9900

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