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Vol. XIX No. 11 P.O. Box 997 Conrad, MT 59425-0997

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NDSU Extension beef quality assurance meetings set

By NDSU Extension Service Cattle processors are responding to consumers who want to know more about the food they consume. Several of the larger beef processers have started requiring beef quality assurance (BQA) certification for cattle feeders. As of January 1, 2019, these processors won’t purchase fed cattle unless the feed yard is BQA certified. “This social transparency is needed by the corporations that buy beef from the processors,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Center. “Quality assurance is needed to maintain high-quality beef,” he adds. “Consumers want reassurance that cattle producers are continuing to do an outstanding job of raising high-quality beef.” Producers can obtain BQA feed yard certification by attending a Beef Quality Assurance session. Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist, will conduct BQA certification meetings specifically for feedlots at three location in North Dakota in December. The 2 1/2-hour certification sessions are scheduled for: • December 6, 2 p.m., Lake Region Livestock Auction, Devils Lake • December 12. 1 p.m., North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s Beyond the Bunk meeting, Ramada by Wyndham, Bismarck CONTINUED ON PAGE A2

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January winter beef symposiums

The Northern Agricultural Research Center in Havre, Montana, in conjunction with Hill, Blaine and Choteau County Extension, will host two beef symposiums in January. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, the first beef symposium will be held at NARC. The center is located about seven miles southwest of Havre on U.S. Highway 87. Tim DelCurto, Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair in Range Beef Cattle Production, will share research on weak calf syndrome. Sam Wyffels, doctoral student in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, will discuss winter feed supplementation and grazing patterns. Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of livestock genomics, will discuss expected progeny differences for commercial cattle operations. Additional topics include small rodent and coyote control, and Custom Ag Solutions will share information on risks and opportunities in current cattle markets. The symposium is free and open to the public CONTINUED ON PAGE A2 and lunch is provided.

K-State offers courses in pet food manufacturing, nutrition By K-State Research and Extension News

Recognizing a small revolution in how we relate to animals, Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry is offering a new study emphasis on pet food manufacturing. According to a 2015 article in PetfoodIndustry.com, pet food manufacturers in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor account for more than half of all pet-food sales in the United States. These companies provide more than 2,000 jobs to the area. “There has been an evolution of the way we look at companion animals,” said Greg Aldrich, a research associate professor in the department and the Pet Food Program coordinator. “They’ve moved from being outside our home – on farms they were barnyard security and rodent control – to living inside the house. They’re sharing our house, sharing our kitchens and in some cases even sharing our beds. “They’ve become members of the family. There is an increasing awareness of the foods they eat and what we need to do to provide them with adequate diets.” While not a true “major” or dedicated field of study, the new pet-food emphasis will offer a variety of courses that students

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can take to add extra depth to other majors. Among the options K-State offers: • Pet-food emphasis area in the feed science and management degree option. • Pet-food minor for students in other disciplines: – Animal sciences and industry. – Agricultural technology management. – Agricultural economics. “They can pick up those same 15 to 17 hours and get a minor on their transcript,” Aldrich said. “I’m also training master’s and Ph.D. students in this whole area, to teach them how to do research and become the next generation of research scientists.” Another driving force behind the petfood emphasis is regulation. The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, which shifts the emphasis of federal regulations and CONTINUED ON PAGE A2

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NDSU Extension beef quality assurance meetings set CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

• December 20, 1 p.m., NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center The cost for BQA certification is $15 for a three-year certification. Some producers already may be BQA certified if they attended a cow herd certification session. Another option for BQA certification is to take the online Beef Quality Assurance “feedyard” option. This online session will take three hours to complete and can be found at www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification. For more information, contact Hoppe at 701-652-2951 or karl.hoppe@ndsu.edu, or Pederson at 701-424-3603 or lisa. pederson@ndsu.edu.

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African Swine Fever: Advice for travelers

The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) is asking Montanans to be aware of the potential risk of introduction of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases. ASF is not a zoonotic disease, so it does not affect people and is not a food safety concern. However, an outbreak of ASF in the U.S. would cause major economic losses to multiple industries and greatly disrupt swine production. There are several regions throughout the world dealing with outbreaks of ASF in both wild boar and domestic hog populations. Countries affected by the outbreaks include China, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, and Ukraine, as well as parts of Africa. These current ASF outbreaks are a good reminder of the risk posed by all foreign animal diseases. ASF is a highly contagious virus, causing significant illness that is often fatal to pigs. There is no vaccine or treatment available for ASF. ASF can be spread directly from pig to pig, by certain species of ticks, when pigs consume contaminated feed or when contact is made with contaminated objects. The ASF virus can survive for extended periods of time in contaminated raw, partially cooked, cured or smoked pork products. This virus is also suspected to survive in animal feed ingredients. ASF and other foreign animal diseases can be spread when food leftovers are fed to swine. This practice is called garbage feeding and is regulated in Montana. “We are asking the public to take an active role in preventing the introduction of African Swine Fever,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Marty Zaluski. “International travelers should be aware that visiting foreign farms or bringing meat products back to the U.S. can result in the introduction of disease into our nation. Montanans who travel abroad should understand the following: Do not bring products containing pork of other meats back to the U.S. Thoroughly clean and disinfect all footwear and clothing worn near any type of agricultural operation abroad. Declare any travel made to agriculture operations abroad, to the Customs and Boarder Protection representative upon your return. Folks with questions or concerns about ASF can contact the State Veterinarian’s office at MDOL (406-444-2043) or visit the Center for Food Security & Public Health website www.cfsph.iastate.edu.

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MSU ag research centers to host crop and beef meetings in December, January

Three Montana State University agricultural research centers will host winter meetings on pertinent crop and beef research for Montana. The statewide centers are part of the MSU College of Agricultureand the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. The meetings, which are free and open to the public, take place on Tuesday, December 11 in Lewistown, Thursday, January 11 and Thursday, January 24 in Havre and Thursday, January 17 in Kalispell. Lewistown Research Roundup MSU’s Central Agricultural Research Center, located in Moccasin, will host a CARC Research Roundup event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, at the Central Feed Grilling Co. in Lewistown. The full-day workshop will feature discussions on pulse and oilseed crop production in central Montana. Simon Fordyce, CARC research associate, will present updates on cool-season pulse crop varieties and canola variety trials at the center. Patrick Carr, CARC superintendent and associate professor of cropping systems, will discuss crop rotation research including pulses and oilseeds at the research center, as well as results from safflower variety trials. Jed Eberly, assistant professor at CARC, will discuss microbiology applications in dryland agriculture. Perry Miller, MSU agronomist and professor, will discuss growing pulses in dryland cropping systems. Kevin McPhee, professor and pulse crop breeder, will present an update on MSU’s pea, lentil and chickpea breeding program. Additionally, Karen Sowers, Washington State University oilseeds and Extension outreach specialist, will discuss growing canola in the Pacific Northwest. The CARC Research Roundup is free and open to the public and lunch is provided, though pre-registration is requested prior to December 7 by calling CARC at 406423-5421. More information can be found at agreserach.montana.edu/carc. Winter Beef Symposiums in Havre The Northern Agricultural Research Center in Havre will host a beef symposium from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. The center is located about seven miles southwest of Havre on U.S. Highway 87. Tim DelCurto, Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair in Range Beef Cattle Production, will share research on weak calf syndrome. Sam Wyffels, doctoral student in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, will discuss winter feed supplementation and grazing patterns. Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of livestock genomics, will discuss expected progeny differences for commercial cattle operations. Additional topics include small rodent and coyote control, and Custom Ag Solutions will share information on risks and opportunities in current cattle markets. The symposium is free and open

to the public and lunch is provided. Again, on Thursday, January 24, NARC will host a beef symposium from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NARC. Megan Van Emon, Extension beef cattle specialist, will share research on third trimester nutrition. Darrin Boss, NARC superintendent, will discuss cover crops and cattle grazing. Jane Mangold, Extension weed and invasive plant ecologist, will share information on cheatgrass control and weed invaders after drought and fire. Local representatives with the Farm Service Agency will share information on livestock programs. For more information, call NARC at 406-265-6115 or Shylea Wingard, Hill County Extension agent, at 406-400-2336. Kalispell Crop Update MSU’s Northwestern Agricultural Research Center in Kalispell will host a crop update event, set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell. Private and public pesticide applicator and certified crop adviser credits will be available upon completion of the workshop. MSU faculty will share presentations about a variety of subjects. Bruce Maxwell, professor and director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, will present research on climate change affecting Montana agriculture. Jessica Torrion, assistant professor of crop physiology and NWARC interim superintendent, will discuss pea, lentil, faba and soybean variety trials; performance of alfalfa dormancy groups and varieties with irrigation; and the importance of knowing the target population density in wheat. Prashant Jha, professor with the Southern Agricultural Research Center, will share research on managing Montana weeds. Clain Jones, MSU professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, will discuss causes and solutions of soil acidification. Carr will discuss rotational and other benefits of including annual forages in western Montana. Markus Braaten, NWARC advisory committee member and canola crop manager for the agribusiness Yara, will host a question and answer hour. The event is free and open to the public and lunch is provided, though registration is required. To RSVP by January 9, call the NWARC at 406-755-4303. MAES and the College of Agriculture operate statewide agricultural research centers in Montana that address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state. They support research and outreach programs in: crop and animal production methods, market growth opportunities, pest management and disease management, environmental quality issues and agricultural water management research. The research centers are located in Bozeman, Conrad, Corvallis, Creston, Havre, Huntley, Moccasin and Sidney.

NARC to host Annual Crop Production Update and Winter Meeting

The Northwestern Ag Research Center will hold its annual Winter Meeting on January 17, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell, Montan. The event features speakers from across the state who will be presenting on the following topics: Soil acidification: causes and solutions Weed management in Montana Research updates on soybeans and pulse crops Coping with climate change: building resilience into agriculture in Montana

Planting population density in wheat The benefits of annual forages Alfalfa varieties, dormancy groups, and irrigation strategies The meeting runs from 9.00 am through 3.15 pm. RSVP is required by January 9, 2019. Pesticide applicator credit and CCA/CEU credits will be available. Contact NWARC at (406) 755-4303 for more information or questions.


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Date When Celebrated: Always December 14 On this day, back in the year 2000, artist Casey Sorrow was in art school. Casey jokingly sketched a monkey on a friends calendar... and a new special day was born. Monkey Day is not a day to monkey around. It is a day to celebrate and enjoy monkeys of all kinds. We encourage you to do as Casey did... draw pictures of monkeys today. There is no shortage of monkeys to honor. Last time they counted, there were over 260 species of monkeys. Did You Know? There are over 260 species of monkeys, including apes, lemurs and tarsiers.

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EASTERN MONTANA FINEST HEREFORDS SELLING PRIVATE TREATY ANNUALLY 100 HEREFORD BULLS • HORNED & POLLED YEARLINGS & TWO YEAR OLD BULLS SELECT GROUPS OF QUALITY FEMALES

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Bruce Duncan • 406-292-3503 • Joplin, MT btduncan@itstriangle.com • catalog available

406-979-5720 • 406-773-5721 • www.beeryherefords.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 Tim 406.570.4771 Dan 406.570.1602

McMURRY CATTLE

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Fred & Doreen McMurry 2027 Iris Lane Billings, MT 59102

HP 406 254 1247 Cell 406 697 4040 mcmurrycattle@gmail.com www.mcmurrycattle.com

Your Northern Montana source for quality Hereford bulls

J Bar E Ranch Plentywood, MT

Arvid Eggen - 406-765-7068 Lorrie Eggen - 406-765-8219 Jay-De Eggen - 406-671-7149

Sidwell Herefords

Richard & Shirley Bruce & Tammy (406) 544-1536 bruce@thomasherefords.com WWW.THOMASHEREFORDS.COM

Mark and Dena Kirschten • 406-891-0973 If no answer, please leave a message. All calls will be replied to Baker, Montana • Check us out on Facebook!

Sparks Herefords

Females for Sale Watch for our March 30th Bull Sale

Richard and Becky Sidwell Richard: (406) 861-4426 Becky: (406) 670-4227 sidwell@sidwell-land.com Box 834 Columbus, MT

LCC 002Bingo329 (DLF, HYF, IES) Sire: PHH PCC 812 TrueGrit002 Calving ease bull with vigorous calves

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Looking for summer pasture and year-round care for 50 head of Hereford pairs. Cows are 3 to 8 years old. Will start calving mid-March for 50 days. Open to all options.

Gold Creek, MT

KT Built Tuff 1010

Many sons of this polled Calving Ease trait leader selling at private treaty

Bull Sale Day February 16, 2019

1:00 PM at the ranch with lunch at noon Tom Sparks Visitors welcome to see the 406-778-2320 bulls and their dams and sires www.sparksherefords.com

Yearling Hereford Bulls for Sale Private Treaty

Wintered until end of April, Flexible Payment, Multi-Bull Discount

Sires: Genetic 2U Britisher 1415 • AGA 18Y Standard 46Z WH 137Y Standard 333A ET • XTC 5C Total Recall ET 66A AGA 2Y MO LE Domino 119A • AGA 60H BO LE Domino 29B Justin Wichman (406) 350-3123 www.wichmanherefords.com


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Montana’s Next Generation Conference

By Kari Lewis, MSU Extension, Glacier County Registration is now open for the 2019 to land and futures speculator and capital Phone (406) 278-7936, Conrad, MT Montana’s Next Generation Conference. allocator. He will then discuss the changes The conference, which will take place Frithat managers can make to each of these day and Saturday, January 25-26, 2019, in businesses to help ensure that their operaShelby, Montana, will focus on business tion is a winner in the 21st century. planning for the farm or ranch and producFriday evening will conclude with a trade tion workshops. show and social including a roast beef din90 head Red Angus & 130 head black Angus The conference begins Friday at 11 ner and time for networking with neighbors, Ultrasounded for calving groups a.m. at the Shelby Civic Center with Scott sponsors, and industry professionals. Group A: AI bred, due January 25 Shearer of the Bockorny Group, Inc. Scott Saturday’s events at the Shelby High will speak on the Importance of Trade to School will feature industry speakers and Group B: Bull bred, due February 15 US Ag. Scott has extensive trade and agriprofessionals offering 36 workshop options Group C: Bull bred, due March 5-25 cultural policy expertise. Scott will provide covering crops and livestock production, Gentle heifers, rough dry pastures an update on current agriculture trade and financial management, record keeping, Call Steve Wyse for prices (406) 581-0302 • Manhattan, MT where the U.S. is headed in the future and leasing, succession planning, and more. how that will affect Montana producers. Saturday’s workshops will provide pertinent Following lunch on Friday, Dr. Matt Robinformation for both the beginning and exerts, a former Ag Economist at The Ohio perienced producer. State University and founder of Kernmantle Livestock topics include beef cattle Group, a risk management consultancy in nutrition, livestock marketing, bull selecColumbus, OH, will be the keynote speaker tion, animal health, optimizing hay qualon the, ‘Six Hats of Agriculture and Making ity, USDA programs, using biocontrols for Sense Today.’ Dr. Roberts’ talk is a realweed management, grazing management Ty Aaberg world application for farmers and ranchers and recordkeeping. Crops producers will cell - (406) 590-1572 Conrad, MT 59425 in terms of how agriculture has changed in have opportunities to learn about intercropthe past five years. He’ll discuss the variping and alternatives to wheat and barley, ous titles farmers and ranchers have from Humi[k] growth solutions, pulse crop marbeing a soil health specialist to marketer keting, herbicide carryover, crop production basics, and more. There will also be numerous financial and accounting topics in addition to one workshop room devoted to succession planning topics. The January 26 workshops will fulfill Farm Service Agency’s production and financial management training requirements for producers. Pesticide applicator points will be available throughout the day. Online registration is available at www.ticketriver.com or registration forms are available on the conference website, https:// mtnextgen.com/, or by calling 406-873-2239. Updates will be available via the Montana’s Next Generation Conference Facebook page. Early bird registration is $25/day for individuals or $40/day for couples if registrations are submitted by January 11. Late registrations will be accepted until January 18 at $30/day for individuals or $50/day for couples. Daycare will be available for both days at Square B Renegade 7164 $15/child, which includes AAA +19167784 • Calved: 09/10/17 • Sire: SAV Renown 3439 • Dam: SAV Blackcap May 1051 snacks and meals. For more information see https://mtnextgen.com/ * or contact Lacy Roberts at (406) 873-5618 or Kari Choose from our yearling and 18-month-old private treaty bulls, selected from sires like: Lewis at (406) 873-2239. SAV Resource 1441 • SAV Pioneer 7301 • SAV Renown 3439 • SAV Sensation 5615 Persons with disabilities who require accommodaColeman Charlo • Bismarck 5682 • Connealy Concord tions to attend or participate *Free delivery available with the purchase of five or more bulls. in this event should contact Lacy Roberts at (406) 8735618, ext. 2 or Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339 by January 21, 2019. • Superior feet, leg structure

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New invasive annual grasses in Wyoming By Dan Tekiela, University of Wyoming Extension invasive plant ecologist

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Map 1. Statewide distributions of ventenata and medusahead

When many in Wyoming think of invasive winter annual grasses, they think cheatgrass (downy brome, Bromus tectorum) and/or Japanese brome (Bromus japonicus). Every county has at least some of these species, but unfortunately, these are no longer the only winter annual invasive grasses for which to be on the lookout. Two new invasive winter annual grasses, medusahead (Taeniatherum caputmedusae) and ventenata (Ventenata dubia), have been identified in the state. Much like our winter annual grasses, both are able to germinate in the fall allowing them to effectively utilize early spring moisture, possibly to the disadvantage of native species. The result is, in highly invaded areas, a decline from desirable vegetation ranging from perennial grasses to flowering forbs to shrubby species, greatly reducing the diversity and value of the land. These impacts are reported by some to be worse than cheatgrass. Imagine a species worse than cheatgrass! Because of their early-season lifecycle, they, much like cheatgrass, are limited to very early season grazing. Unfortunately, both also have high silica content, which makes them less desirable as livestock forage. Their high silica content not only makes them less desirable as forage than cheatgrass, this also means they can create a thatch layer that persists longer than cheatgrass, creating a fire hazard. The majority of positively identified ventenata and medusahead populations is restricted to the northeast portion of the state (Map 1). Ventenata is more widespread than medusahead; however, a population of medusahead was found in Converse County, in central Wyoming, nearly 170 miles away along the 1-25 corridor. This newly identified population is a reminder that, although the prevalence of these species is in northeast Wyoming, nowhere is completely immune, and diligence is required to find them before they spread to a scale too large to manage. Identification Both invaders are annual grasses. This means they only persist for a single year and create a shallow, easy-to-pull root system. This is a relatively rare trait for most of our native grasses and can be helpful for identification. Neither species can be easily differentiated from our current invasive annual grasses from afar. Getting up close is needed to correctly identify. Medusahead – Seeds have long spines (awns) that make it look similar to foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatumi) and bottlebrush squirreltail (Elymus elymoides) (both are perennial). However, unlike these species, the awns are variable lengths. The awns become longer at the top of the seed head than at the base. Ventenata – This is more difficult to identify via the seed head. The seeds are much more widely spaced on an open panicle and rarely droop, as is the case for cheatgrass. The spines (awns) on the tip of the seeds are short (approximately 1/2 inch) and are often bent halfway up. For more visualizations of identification characteristics, please visit http://bit.ly/wyoweedwatch. Please contact your region’s University of Wyoming Extension educator or county weed and pest control district office if you believe you have identified either of these invaders. ##### In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.


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Horse judging team takes top-ten spot By University of Wyoming Extension

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Front left to right: Paris Starn, Ashley Rinetti, Hannah Jankovsky. Back Jory Goetz, assistant, Mikaela Moore, Josey Bailey, Amy Olson and Lacey Lindsay, coach

The University of Wyoming (UW) horse judging team took 9th high team overall at its first and largest show of the season October 17. The All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest horse show in the world. In the collegiate judging contest, UW placed 8th high team in performance and 10th high in halter and reasons. Mikaela Moore of Ranchester was 8th high individual in performance in a field of 55. Moore and Hannah Jankovsky of Cheyenne placed in the top 20 overall individuals. Other team members are Josey Bailey, Moorecroft; Amy Olson, Baggs; Ashley Rinetti, Parker, Colorado; and Paris Starn, Honolulu. Coach Lacey Lindsey says the team will compete at the Reining Horse futurity November 27-28 and National Cutting Horse Futurity December 1-2. For more information or to register, contact Lindsey at 307-760-3519 or lteigen@uwyo.edu.

NDSU Extension video series offers soybean marketing info

By NDSU Extension Service Background on the current soybean market, how China might adapt to the changing trade climate, and soybean marketing and storage strategies are among the topics covered in a new North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension video series. Soybean producers are faced with the loss of markets for their crop. China has been the primary destination for North Dakota soybean. The video series, “Soybean Marketing in a Changing Climate,” will keep producers up to date on changes in the soybean markets and the changing trade and marketing climate. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist, will host the series. The series will continue with a weekly “Soybean Marketing Update.” The first update will help producers understand soybean export reporting. “Any announcement of sales or shipments from the U.S. to China can have an impact on soybean prices,” Olson says. “Understanding the nature of the sales and shipments being reported can help producers understand what is really happening in the market and make more informed decisions.” “Soybean Marketing in a Changing Climate” and the “Soybean Marketing Update,” along with other important information for producers, can be found on the “Soybean Marketing and Storage” webpage at https://www.ag.ndsu. edu/alerts/soybean-storage. The North Dakota Soybean Council provided support for the production of the series. ##### Rocking horses may date back to medieval times.


Calvin’ Fever 2019

By Kari Lewis, Adriane Good, Kim Woodring MSU Extension MSU Extension in Glacier, Pondera, and Toole counties are teaming up to host Calvin’ Fever 2019 – Ladies Day Out, on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Shelby, Montana. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the focus will be on calving management and dealing with calving difficulties with the 3 to 5 p.m. session focusing on freezer meals. Approximately half of all calf deaths through weaning occur within the first few days of birth due to weakness and dystocia. This workshop aims to set producers up for a successful calving season by covering calving difficulties, prevention of calving problems, and management of the newborn calf. Dr. Steven Hjartarson of the Northern Veterinary Clinic in Cut Bank will cover calving difficulties including how to identify calving difficulties and how and when to assist in order to produce live, healthy calves. Adriane Good, MSU Extension agent in Pondera county, will cover newborn calf care including colostrum requirements and caring for stressed or weak calves at birth. Kari Lewis, MSU Extension agent in Glacier county, will cover preventing calving problems including calving management, promoting daytime calving, and selecting for calving ease. Dr. Hjartarson completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and has been working in mixed practice veterinary care for the past 15 years. Adriane Good and Kari Lewis received their master’s degrees in Animal Science with an emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, respectively, and serve as MSU Extension agents. The freezer meals session will cover meal preparation for busy seasons such as calving. Participants will have hands-on practice making freezer meals and will each take home the meals made at the workshop for their own freezer. Each participant will receive numerous recipes and tips for preparing freezer meals. Registration is now open through Friday, January 4, 2019. Registration fees are $10 for the calving session which includes lunch, and $15 for the freezer meals session. Registration is available online at https://goo.gl/yA2wfL or by contacting the Pondera County Extension Office at 406-271-4054 or pondera@montana.edu. Checks should be made to the Pondera County Extension Office and sent to 20 4th Ave SW, Conrad, Montana 59425.

Estimated 2019 crop production budgets

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News Experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) have prepared 78 budgets on 15 crops, predicting price expectations for input costs for 2019. In comparing several corn and wheat budgets from 2018 to 2019, total costs for field operations, materials and services have increased. For example, with dryland, no-till, continuous corn with a 125-bushel yield, experts estimate materials and services will be $6.89 per acre higher in 2019. Pivot-irrigated corn with a 245-bushel yield would see an anticipated $30.45-per-acre increase in materials and services. In addition to estimating a total cost of production per acre and per-bushel cost, including opportunity cost for land use, each budget shows the cash costs of production. The budgets do not estimate returns. The largest increase in costs for the 2019 budgets as compared to 2018 is for nitrogen fertilizer, with a price increase of about 20 percent. Phosphorus fertilizer has increased about 11 percent. Fuel costs were adjusted higher with land costs adjusted slightly lower, based on the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report. Material and service costs for the budgets were researched by a team led by Robert Klein, extension cropping systems specialist. Glennis McClure, extension educator in agricultural economics, and Roger Wilson, retired extension farm management analyst, worked together to format and publish the budgets. “It’s important to note that the crop budgets include cost estimates based on assumptions,” McClure said. “The prepared budgets are available as a guide and should be examined carefully prior to being used for decision making by individual producers.” To view the 2019 crop budgets, visit https://cropwatch. unl.edu or https://agecon.unl.edu/budgets.

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TRUCK FOR SALE

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BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE 33 Black & Red Angus bred heifers, gentle, bred to black bulls, March 10th calving. Can winter to March 1. Phone (406) 464-5691, Roy, MT

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The next chapter: Some happy, some sad

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension This goal links the LFCE with resources The world is full of revolving doors. and ultimately impacts future generations. Recently, I walked through one and was It also involves listening to producers and selected by the University of Saskatchewan researchers by recognizing that working as the director of its Livestock and Fortogether will result in positive outcomes age Centre of Excellence, an innovative for everyone: researchers, producers and research, teaching and industry center enconsumers. This is the heart of the center. gaged in all aspects of livestock and forage The center comprises 27 quarters of land production. and three units. The Beef Cattle Research and This appointment means change, which Teaching Unit, south of Clavet, Saskatchchallenges me to move out of my daily comfort zone. 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The challenge of giving day in the far back pasture could be walking up comfort in exchange for the unknown off an airplane cargo deck halfway around is also good. The world is big, and if our the world a year later? surroundings prevent us from engaging the Any product, once marketed, is released world, then we need to rethink. to the world. A beef carcass processed in On a recent trip to Mongolia, I observed an inspected harvesting facility can go vast comingled herds of grazing cattle, worldwide. sheep, goats, yaks, camels and horses on Worldly forces, proven true through time, grasslands. I pondered how different our are real and impact discussions at morning two lands were but with the same objective: coffee. We need to explore the complicated utilizing land, forage and all that grows on international news because international the land for the betterment of all that live relationships and markets directly impact on this planet we call Earth. our farm and ranch. Sometimes, the rationale As humans, our interaction with the evades us, causing us to retreat, but we can’t. world is key to sustaining the world for the As a rancher or farmer, we feel good besurvival of future generations. Livestock, cause our ground was growing produce that plants, soil and all living organisms are was helping people in many parts of world, part of the interaction, creating a healthy parts that we never would see. But the rest of environment in which the art and science the world is looking. Today, the tables have of livestock production can thrive. turned. People in other parts of the world Recently, the University of Saskatchare having the same thoughts. ewan, Canada, initiated the Livestock and The domestic cow herd, as well as those Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) initiawho are involved in the cattle industry, tive. This collaborative effort between the must maintain global links. The world is College of Agriculture and Bioresources very competitive, with efficient production and the Western College of Veterinary systems that control costs and sell products Medicine incorporates input from the profitably. center’s Strategic Advisory Board, which This is not to say that the present is not includes representatives from the university, good. It is. But so is leaving one’s comfort the provincial and federal governments, and zone. It’s time to walk through the revolvthe livestock and forage sectors. ing door. Collaboration is good. In fact, multidisciHaving to say goodbye to a very large part plinary collaboration across the many secof the present is not easy but knowing one’s tors that research life is essential to solving roots will keep growing will strengthen later the complex problems we encounter today. reunions. My feelings are happy and sad, but The simple answers are no longer simple. it’s time to begin the next chapter. For us in agriculture, we find excitement May you find all your ear tags. in helping create, guide and implement For more information, contact your local research and education involving livestock NDSU Extension Service agent (https:// and agricultural products of the soil. www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory).

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The winter garden doesn’t have to be bare of flowers

By Kym Pokorny, Oregon State University Extension Plants that bravely bloom in winter come into color when we need it most, so take advantage and plant plenty. Many gardeners are familiar with late-winter bloomers like forsythia and crocus, but Oregon State University (OSU) Extension experts suggest planting less-common trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for all eye levels of the garden. Some of the boldest are witch hazel, a small tree or large shrub with buttery yellow to red flowers that typically bloom in December, January or February in Oregon. Two species – American witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) and Ozark witch hazel (H. vernalis) – are natives, while H. japonica and H. mollis are from Asia. Perhaps the most popular is the Chinese witch hazel (H. mollis) with its bright yellow flowers and colorful fall show. Hybrid forms also are available, such as H. x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise,’ ‘Jelena’ and ‘Diane.’ Plant witch hazel in full or filtered sunlight and provide summer irrigation for best success. They are hardy in USDA Zones 5 or higher. For blooms in December and January, look for another small tree or large shrub, the sasanqua camellia (Camellia sasanqua). Unlike the more familiar Japanese camellias, the sasanqua camellia blooms earlier and grows in an open form. Like its more common relative, it has been bred for many colorful flowers, from pure white to pinks and reds. This evergreen shrub is hardy to USDA Zone 7; it prefers rich soil with regular summer irrigation. Another large shrub called wintersweet is known botanically as Chimonanthus praecox. As the name suggests, this January bloomer produces a powerful and sweet fragrance. Its flowers are waxy and light-to-medium yellow. Wintersweet grows to USDA Zone 6, making it suitable for much of western Oregon and Washington. It is deciduous, grows from multiple trunks, and prefers sun to light shade and regular watering in well-drained soil. For fragrance on a smaller scale, try sweetbox in the genus Sarcocca from China. Several species and hybrids are available, but the most common is sold as S. humilisor S. confusa. Though the flowers don’t make much of a visual impact, they are strongly fragrant and waft for yards on a winter day so plant this January-February bloomer near a walkway or doorway you use often. The flowers are followed by attractive, shiny, black berries that persist for much of the year. These evergreen shrubs, which grow 3 to 5 feet tall, prefer part shade, rich soil and regular irrigation. They are hardy in USDA Zones 7-9. Another shrub from China is winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum. It blooms off and on between November and February. Some forms are hardy to USDA Zone 6, making it suitable for most of western Oregon. This species is not fragrant but has bright yellow flowers and is deciduous and almost vine-like. Hardy cyclamen (Cyclamen coum) flowers in November or December, followed by colorful variegated leaves. Flowers are a medium to deep pink, and each flowering stem uncurls like a corkscrew as it emerges. The plant grows from an underground storage unit called a corm, which is often sold with fall bulbs, but many nurseries offer them as potted plants as well. Make sure to shop by species names as less hardy species (often called florist cyclamen) also are available. This species comes from Middle Eastern countries and is hardy to USDA Zone 5. Commonly called Lenton Rose or Christmas rose, hellebores come in several colors and foliage forms. They are sturdy and grow 1 to 2 feet tall, with large flowers in white, yellow, green, pink or purple. Some of the species are hardy to USDA Zone 4, making them suitable for gardens throughout most of Oregon. In most places, you can expect blooming to begin by late February.

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Six-week course for women involved in agriculture

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News Women involved in agricultural production and management or who are interested in learning more about ag business are encouraged to attend Annie’s Project, a six-week educational course set to begin January 28 in the Farm Credit Services of America Sale Barn Conference Room, 4101 N. Sixth St. in Beatrice, Nebraska. Annie’s Project is a discussion-based workshop bringing women in agriculture together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. Annie’s Project workshops aim to help women become better business partners or sole operators through networking and by managing and organizing critical information. Annie’s Project courses have successfully reached more than 9,000 women in 33 states. “There’s plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants,” said Jessica Jones, extension educator and project organizer. “It’s a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other women.” In addition to Jones, Nebraska Extension educators Austin Duerfeldt and Glennis McClure are organizing the workshops. Sponsors include Farm Credit Services of America, First State Bank, and the Southeast Community College agricultural program. Additional sponsors are welcome. Space is limited to 20 participants, so early registration is encouraged. The cost for the course is $75 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. A light dinner will be served before each class at 5:30 p.m. To register, visit https://www.regonline.com/anniesproject-beatrice. For more information, contact the Gage County Extension Office at 402-223-1384 or gage-county@unl.edu, or Austin Duerfeldt at aduerfeldt@unl.edu. More information also can be found at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Women in Agriculture website at https://wia.unl.edu/anniesproject and on the Annie’s Project website at https://www.anniesproject. org.

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Adding sorghum to the crop mix for 2019

By Brent Bean, Ph.D., Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist With summer crops harvested and wheat planted, growers’ thoughts turn to the selection of different crops they should plant for the 2019 growing season. Growers should consider adding grain sorghum to the mix – and for good reasons. Inexpensive to Grow Grain sorghum is a drought-tolerant crop that is inexpensive to grow compared to other crops. Based on 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets from the University of Arkansas, the net operating expenses for dryland sorghum are $64 less than soybeans, $184 less than corn or peanuts and $240 less than cotton. Unfortunately, increased management costs for sugarcane aphid control have played a role in the decrease in grain sorghum acreage grown since 2015, particularly in the mid-South, Delta and mid-Atlantic regions. However, the industry has come a long way in identifying hybrids with aphid tolerance and developing management strategies for control, making sugarcane aphids much less of an issue in the last two years than in 2015 and 2016. Nature also has its unique way of dealing with new pests over time as beneficial insects adjust to a new food source. Yield Advantages When Grown in Rotation Grain sorghum can produce yield advantages for soybeans, cotton and even corn when used in rotation. Research consistently has shown yield advantages for cotton and soybeans when following sorghum, and recent research with corn revealed positive results. In rotation with cotton, sorghum breaks up soil disease cycles such as verticillium wilt, and the crop residue increases soil moisture storage and protects emerging cotton from wind damage. In a 2017 trial conducted by researchers at Texas A&M University, cotton following sorghum produced a 26 percent higher yield than continuous cotton. In a multiyear trial conducted near Stoneville, Mississippi, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service, soybean yield increased 8.3 bushels per acre following sorghum compared to continuous soybeans. Higher soybean yield following sorghum has been attributed to one or more of the following: increased soil fertility, improved soil physical CONTINUED ON PAGE A18

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properties, better weed control, and reduced diseases, nematodes and insect pests. Sorghum is a nonhost to soybean cyst, root-knot and reniform nematodes. A surprise to most growers, grain sorghum also appears to benefit corn yield when following sorghum. A five-year trial from Kansas State University recently demonstrated an 8.4 percent increase in corn yield following sorghum compared to continuous corn. Herbicide Considerations When used in a rotation with soybeans or cotton, growers should consider the herbicides used on these crops and read the herbicide labels to determine if they pose any risk to sorghum. Always carefully read and follow all label instructions. Staple LX/Pyrimax and Envoke are the two most often used herbicides in cotton that can cause injury to sorghum the following year. Soybean herbicides are seldom a problem to sorghum the following year, but growers should check the labels when using Pursuit, Typhoon/Flexstar, Sonic/Python or Canopy.

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Planning for next season

By Brent Bean, Ph.D., Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist Way back in my junior high days – that’s middle school for you millennials – a favorite teacher of mine used to say, “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we would all have a merry Christmas!” Certainly corny, but the saying has a ring of truth to it that always stuck with me. As growers begin to think about and prepare for next year’s crop, it is helpful to think back on the “what ifs” of last year. What if I had planted a different variety? What if I had added a little more nitrogen? What if I had increased my seeding rate 20 percent? Such questions are important to ask as growers make plans for next year. One of the first steps in planning a sorghum crop is to set an optimistic, yet realistic yield goal. Management input decisions from planting date to seeding and nitrogen rates will depend on the goal. The goal should be based not only on a grower’s previous experience but also on extension trials, discussions with other top growers in the region and visits with knowledgeable seed company agronomists and other consultants. Sorghum growers should begin thinking about their hybrid choices for next season and diligently review university and company data when selecting a hybrid. Many seed companies have extensive seed guides and agronomists on hand to help find the seed that best fits the agronomic profile of a specific field. More on the characteristics to consider in a hybrid will be discussed in next month’s column. Now also is the time for growers to think about how their weed control program worked last year and how to best control weeds in next year’s crop. Growers must control weeds prior to planting and then implement a good preemergence program. Every grower has herbicide choices, and these choices should be narrowed down and carefully selected to best control problematic weeds on a particular farm. Most states have good research and extension programs that compare herbicide treatments for a range of weed species. In side-by-side comparisons, some products provide little difference in weed control effectiveness, so growers should take the time to compare prices to minimize cost while optimizing weed control. During the late winter and spring months, growers should collect soil samples for nutrient analysis to determine the amount of fertilizer needed for the next crop. Keep in mind that if the previous crop was soybeans, growers should account for a credit of 20 to 40 pounds of nitrogen, depending on soil type and soybean yield harvested. Adding the correct amount of nutrients to the soil is critical to achieving sorghum yield goals. State extension nitrogen requirements vary greatly, but most research strongly suggests that 1.2 pounds of nitrogen is needed for every bushel of grain produced. Today, growers have ready access to information to help them make crop management decisions. However, separating the good from the bad information is not always easy. The United Sorghum Checkoff Program strives to maintain a website with only the most credible and science-based information available. One of the most useful resources is the Agronomy Library page (http://www.sorghumcheckoff. com/news-and-media/agronomy-library), where articles on over 30 topics are housed.

Coconut oil compounds repel insects better than DEET

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Compounds derived from coconut oil are better than DEET at repelling blood-sucking insects, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study. Using repellents is one of the most efficient ways to prevent disease transmission and discomfort associated with insect bites. For more than 60 years, DEET has been considered the gold standard in insect repellents—the most effective and long-lasting available commercially. However, increasing regulations and growing public health concerns about synthetic repellents and insecticides like DEET have sparked interest in developing plant-based repellents that are more effective and longer lasting. In recent research published in Scientific Reports, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists identified specific coconut oil fatty acids that have strong repellency and long-lasting effectiveness against multiple insects— mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies and bed bugs—that can transmit diseases to humans and animals. A team of scientists led by entomologist Junwei (Jerry) Zhu, with the ARS Agroecosystem Management Research CONTINUED ON PAGE A21


Coconut oil compounds repel insects better than DEET

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Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, found that the coconut oil compounds were effective against biting flies and bed bugs for two weeks and had lasting repellency against ticks for at least one week in laboratory tests. In addition, the compound showed strong repellency against mosquitoes when higher concentrations of coconut oil compounds were topically applied. Some people refuse to use DEET and turn to folk remedies or plant-based repellents. Most currently available plantbased repellents work for only a short period, Zhu noted. Coconut oil itself is not a repellent, Zhu emphasized. However, the coconut oil-derived free fatty acid mixture— lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid as well as their corresponding methyl esters—provides strong repellency against blood-sucking insects. By encapsulating coconut fatty acids into a starch-based formula, field trials showed this all-natural formula could provide protection to cattle against stable flies for up to 96 hours or 4 days. DEET was only 50 percent effective against stable flies, while the coconut oil compound was more than 95 percent effective. Against bed bugs and ticks, DEET lost its effectiveness after about three days, while the coconut oil compound lasted for about two weeks. Coconut oil fatty acids also provided more than 90 percent repellency against mosquitoes—including Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus. These coconut oil-derived compounds offer longer-lasting protection than any other known natural repellent against insect blood-feeding, according to Zhu. ARS has filed a patent application for this new technology and is working with commercial companies to develop repellent formulas from coconut oil fatty acids. ##### South Dakota receives from 14-25” of rain and from 25100” in snow across the state.

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Grain storage: It starts with harvest

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Training registration opens for those seeking new commercial applicator license

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Correlation between genetics and obesity is modified by diet

By Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to a scientific paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A research group led by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist found that a specific gene—APOA2—can result in a higher body mass index (BMI). The APOA2 gene encodes a protein that is part of highdensity lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, so-called “good” cholesterol. An epigenetic mark, which can be thought of as a type of natural chemical decoration on the genome that regulates gene activity, can be induced and modified by environmental factors, such as dietary intake and lifestyle habits. Led by molecular biologist Chao-Qiang Lai from Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at Tufts University, Boston, the study found the same epigenetic mark also is likely associated with greater appetite, and this can result in greater food consumption and a higher BMI. This study is the first of its kind to take such an in-depth examination of a gene-diet interaction, one that pertains to obesity and the differential response to dietary saturated fat between individuals carrying variants of a specific gene, APOA2. The research group started with 80 individuals and then replicated their initial findings in two additional populations. They found persons who took in a high-saturated fat diet and carried the APOA2 variant had a stronger epigenetic mark near APOA2. This variant has a role in regulating the activity of the APOA2 gene. “Obesity is not simply a result of food intake alone. It is a product of genetic and environmental factors acting together,” says Dr. Jose Ordovas, the senior author and director of Nutrition and Genomics, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. “Among the latter, diet is the most important. We refer to these combinations of genetic and dietary factors acting together on a health outcome as ‘gene-diet interactions.’” “In the current study, we sought to gain an understanding of the biological mechanisms driving this interaction between APOA2, saturated fat in the diet and obesity. We selected participants in three groups according to this genetic factor and conducted a series of molecular analyses,” says Lai. The group’s analyses identified an epigenetic mark—a genetic feature not directly governed by the genetic code— that is associated with saturated fat intake exclusively in subjects who carry this genetic factor. According to Lai, these discoveries could explain why individuals with this genetic factor consume more food and have a higher BMI. In earlier studies, the research group found and replicated an interaction between dietary fat and a genetic variant of APOA2 for the outcome of body weight. Specifically, greater consumption of saturated fats (found mostly in foods of animal origin) was associated with greater weight in people who carried this genetic factor. The current research study identified biochemical, physiological and genetic processes that are involved in this common gene-diet interaction. “Altogether, these findings increase our understanding of how genetics and diet act together to promote weight gain and may eventually have implications for dietary recommendations that make use of genetic information,” says Lai.

Poinsettia Day

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Survey and monitoring of wheat head armyworm by using pheromone traps

By Anamika Sharma, Govinda Shrestha, Debra A. Miller, Gadi V.P. Reddy, MSU Western Triangle Ag Research Center, Conrad; and Tyler Lane, MSU Extension Chouteau County, Fort Benton, Montana Wheat head armyworm is found throughout In terms of management strategies, we do the USA and Canada. This complex encomnot have adequate knowledge. As the chemipasses two species Dargida diffusa (Walker) cal control, no insecticides are specifically and Dargida terrapictalis (Buckett). The labeled for control of wheat head armyworm greater population of these species is recorded in Montana but it is believed that chemicals in wheat growing regions such as Kansas, which are registered to control cutworms and Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Out of armyworms on wheat or barley should also these two species, Dargida diffusa is reported manage wheat head armyworms. However, to cause damage to the wheat and barley practice of reading and following the labels crops in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon in should be followed without mistake. NevNorth America. Since 2014, D. diffusa is also ertheless, pyrethroids are reported to work been reported in Montana. well in the field conditions in this region. In The damage caused by wheat head armyterms of biological control agents also, natural predators such as rodents, birds, spiders and worm in field resembles the damage caused other predatory insects such as ground beetles by some stored grain weevils. Hence, when and predatory bugs feed on them. Some ungrains get stored, assessment of damage caused by this insect to cereal crop can be little identified parasitoids have been reported from confusing. Another problem faced by growers Washington. and researchers is the indistinctness between Thresholds levels for wheat head armyboth species of wheat head armyworm. Idenworm are not available yet. To survey the presence of D. diffusa in Montana, we have tification is not possible based on variations in been studying this insect since 2015 at Westphysical characteristics of larvae of both the species. Collection and identification of adults ern Triangle Agricultural Research Center will be necessary to state the presence of either (WTARC), Conrad. In this study, we are species. Although both species have strawsurveying locations in Pondera and Choteau colored wings adults of D. diffusa have someCounties. In September 2017, we published some preliminary observations of this study what lighter wings compared to the wings of in Traders Dispatch. In this article, we are adult D. terrapictalis. The life cycle of D. elaborating our results obtained till now. In our diffusa includes two or three generations study, we have used sweep nets and pheromone per year. Pupa of D. diffusa passes the winter traps to collect adults of D. diffusa. Both these in the soil and adults can be seen flying first methods indicated the maximum population in March–May, then from mid-June to early of D. diffusa in Golden Triangle Area from July and then also in October. mid-June to early July. Further, we also tested Feeding damage caused by wheat head arthe dose response of lures to D. diffusa, at four myworm is called insect damage kernel (IDK). different amounts. We have used the rubber Usually, the larvae feed during nighttime and septa impregnated with (Z)-11-hexadecenyl can be found on plant heads and leaves during acetate (Z11-16Ac) and (Z)-11-hexadecenal early mornings. During daytime they move to (Z11-16Ald) with Hercon Vaportape as the the base of the plants. Larvae, with their strong pheromone. This pheromone is reported to mouthparts, bore a small hole into the base of be effective in attracting male D. diffusa. We the floret and feed on developing grain and have used 1 mg of pheromone as low dose, 3 cause damage to the insect kernel. The damage usually occurs along the field margins. CONTINUED ON PAGE A28

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Survey and monitoring of wheat head armyworm by using pheromone traps CONTINUED FROM PAGE A27

mg as medium and 10 mg as high dose. In all the studied locations pheromone traps with high dose although attracted greater number of adults of D. diffusa, however low dose were also found to be equally effective and showed no statistical significant difference. It seems that a higher dose of this pheromone might be disrupting the sensory organs and hence might not be attractive to the males of D. diffusa. Moreover, no adults were attracted in zero dose lure indicating the effectiveness of this pheromone trap in collecting and predicting the population of D. diffusa. The majority of the population attracted by these traps were of D. diffusa, which indicates the presence of this species as predominant species in the Golden Triangle Area. In 2018, almost negligible population was recorded

from Pondera County and much lesser number were collected from Chouteau County. This indicates a decline in the population of D. diffusa in 2018 compared to 2015, 2016 and 2017. Nonetheless, throughout the study years, Chouteau County had almost two times greater population of D. diffusa compared to Pondera County. This initial data will allow us to select the right dose for future study to monitor and manipulate the mating behavior of D. diffusa. This study will also enable the preparation of pheromone traps with correct dose for growers. Although we have recorded a decline in population in 2018 it would be important to be extremely vigilant about monitoring the changing population dynamics of this pest in the Golden Triangle Area.

SY 517 CL2 - New AP 503CL Brawl - Clearfield with Yield WB Matlock - Jerry that Stands SY Monument - New Top Yielder Willow Creek - For Forage

2015 Ford F150 supercrew, 3.5L 6 cylinder, 74,000 miles.$39,900 2018 GMC Yukon XL SLT, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 16,000 miles.$54,990

2017 GMC Terrain SLE, 3.6L 6 cylinder, 68 miles...............$29,900

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 60,000 miles... ....................................$26,890

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 55,000 miles.$28,900

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LT, 3.6L 6 cylinder, 98,000 miles.$13,900

2018 GMC Yukon XL SLT, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 17,000 miles.$54,880

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 116,000 miles............ ....................................$24,988

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ, 6.6L 8 cylinder, 74,000 miles...........................$46,900

2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE, 6.6L 8 cylinder, 170,000 miles.......... ..................................... $13,970

2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS, 2.4L 4 cylinder, 79,000 miles.$14,840

2017 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 45 miles...............$39,500

2013 Chevrolet Suburban LT, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 169,000 miles......... 2010 Ford Expedition EL King ....................................$16,600 Ranch, 5.4L 8 cylinder, 176,000 miles................$8990

TAKE ONE FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!!

2013 Chevrolet Traverse LT, 3.6L V6, 97,000 miles.........$13,820

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS, 4.2L V6, 146,000 miles..........$6880

POSITION OPENING www.vanmotors.com

Now hiring A Service Technician Call 406-278-7575 for more information

Chevrolet • Buick • GMC

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT All Star Edition, 5.3L 8 cylinder..................................... Call

2014 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L V8, 88,000 miles...............$26,834

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Rally Edition, 5.3L 8 cylinder.. .......................................... Call

2006 Dodge Durango SLT, 4.7L V8, 125,000 miles................$5490

• SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • 406-278-7575 – Toll Free 1-800-368-7575 502 N. MAIN CONRAD, MT

EVENINGS CALL: Bill VandenBos (406) 576-1230 • Ryan VanDyke (406) 788-7546 EMAIL: sales@vanmotors.com


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Loren Hawks, Distributor

2434 Whitlash Road - Chester, MT 59522 Cell phone 406-460-3810 Home phone 406-432-3810

Equip your drill with VW. Call today! Visit us at www.vwmfg.com

VW12FC 2 1/4” - full carbide

VW10FC - 41/4” - full carbide

m m VW11FC - 31/4” - full carbide

VW13FC 1.5” Slim Spread

Visit our booth (J-15) at MAGIE January 17-19, 2019 Great Falls, MT and see our new products. Call ahead with orders and I can deliver to MAGIE!

PLAN AHEAD FOR SPRING PRODUCT! Look your drill over and make plans for the spring season. Call now and get your needs secured on remaining stock. DON’T MISS OUT!

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Shown on Flexi-Coil Stealth

VW MANUFACTURING offers all of these shown drill points for JOHN DEERE & DUTCH single shoot boots. Call for info! VW IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ SOURCE FOR FULL CARBIDE POINTS, CARBIDE PAIRED ROW ATTACHMENTS, ETC., FOR FLEXI-COIL, CNH AND NH AIR HOE DRILLS


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HAY FOR SALE

- Near Bozeman, MT

650 ton Grass/Alfalfa mixed, 1400 lb. round bales............. ..........................................................................$100/ton Call 406-763-4585

Scott Schmiedeke (406) 240-2572, Victor, MT

Henry Kallis (605) 639-1904, Spearfish, SD

See us on the web: www.tte-inc.com

2013 Deere 310SK 2210 hours, double entry enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, switchable pilot controls, air ride cloth seat, PowerShift transmission, allwheel drive, extend-a-hoe, front counterweights, auxiliary hydraulics, 24” dig bucket, 97 hp, 16,000 lb. operating weight. Very nice machine, just serviced and job site ready. Located in Victor, MT..........$63,900 1995 Cat 416B 2420 hours, enclosed cab with heat, 4x4, Extend-a-hoe, 30” backhoe bucket, 2 entry doors, former county backhoe-has been well maintained, all repairs done, fresh service. Located in Spearfish, SD..........$28,900

2002 Ingersoll Rand V623 2940 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, auxiliary hydraulics, hydraulic quick coupler, Perkins diesel, 2-speed hydrostatic transmission, tires are in excellent condition, very nice machine, has just been through the shop, all repairs done, serviced and ready to go, 6500 lb. lift, 23-ft. reach. Located in Spearfish, SD...........................................$49,900 2015 Cat 242D 350 hours, enclosed cab, heat and air conditioning, heated air ride seat, electric quick coupler, 72” bucket with BOE, 2-speed travel, vertical lift, bucket leveling, 74 hp, 2150 lb. operating capacity, 4300 lb. tip load, 7000 lb. operating weight, like new condition. Located in Spearfish, SD...........................................$38,900 2008 Case 580SM+ Series 3900 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, double cab entry doors, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, hydraulic quick coupler on hoe, 24” dig bucket, auxiliary hydraulics, switchable pilot controls, ride control, cloth air ride seat, stereo, 97 hp, tires are at 80%+, 18,000 lb. operating weight. Very nice and tight machine, serviced and job site ready. Located in Spearfish, SD ..................................................................................$52,900 2007 Bobcat V723, 3540 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, tires approximately 50%, auxiliary hydraulics, hydraulic quick coupler, swing forks, 7000 lb lift, 26-ft. reach. Very nice machine, recent service, needs nothing. Located in Spearfish, SD............................................................$61,900 2001 Bobcat V518, 2835 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, auxiliary hydraulics, pallet forks. Very nice condition overall, serviced and ready to go. Located in Spearfish, SD................................ $46,900

2014 Cat 259D 2320 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, advanced display with rearview camera, heated air ride seat, bucket leveling, auxiliary hydraulics & electrics, electric coupler, 2 speed travel, serviced and job site ready. Located in Victor, MT. ....... $44,900

Bill Mathews, (left), Montana Food Bank Network, receives a check for $6,000 from Gil Gasper, Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Chair. The MFBF YF&R Committee donated the proceeds from their Hoofin’ it for Hunger race to the Missoula-based hunger relief organization.

Young farmers and ranchers donate $6000 to the Montana Food Bank Network The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee presented a check for $6000 to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) at the MFBF YF&R Luncheon Thursday, November 8 in Billings. The donation came from proceeds raised during the YF&R Hoofin’ it for Hunger Race Oct. 6 at Fort Keogh Agricultural Research Station in Miles City. This was the eighth year for Hoofin’ It for Hunger, which was launched during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Missoula in 2011 as part of the national Young Farmers and Ranchers work with the Harvest for All program. “We are so thankful for the relationship we have with Montana Farm Bureau Federation. The Hoofin’ it for Hunger event has raised a total of just under $50,000 for the Montana Food Bank Network. That amount equates to 153,000 meals provided to people in need in Montana,” said Bill Mathews, chief development director, Montana Food Bank Network. The Missoula-based

Montana Food Bank Network secures and distributes donated and low-cost food to nearly 150 hunger relief agencies throughout Montana. “The Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers decided years ago that helping to end hunger in Montana was important to them and they have never wavered in their efforts to give back their time and funding to this important cause.” Gil Gasper, YF&R Chair, noted, “Once again, our Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee was thrilled to be able to donate proceeds from our Hoofin’ it for Hunger race to the Montana Food Bank Network to help provide food for those in need. As young farmers and ranchers, producing food is important to us, and we see this as a great way to share the bounty. I’d like to thank everyone who is part of the cooperative effort including the Custer/Fallon County Farm Bureau, our MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, Fort Keogh, Miles City Community College students, citizen volunteers and the race sponsors. Hoofin’ it for Hunger is successful because of them.”

Proposals sought for Pulse Research & Market Development Program

The Montana Pulse Crop Committee (MPCC) is seeking proposals for the Montana Pulse Research & Market Development Program. The MPCC invites proposals to fund research projects, market development projects and educational projects designed to address Montana’s pulse industry. Research proposals are to be submitted through the US Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC) and are due December 8th. The Research review process will be held February 12-14, 2019 in Fargo, ND. USADPLC will finalize its budget by June 30, 2019 and award notices will be sent out in July 2019. For more information on research proposals, see the USADPLC Request for Proposals at: https://s3.wp.wsu. edu/uploads/sites/2002/2018/10/20181004_ RequestForProposals.pdf Proposals submitted for market development or education projects must be received

by the MPCC on or before March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Proposals must be submitted through the Webgrants system at fundingmt. org. Instructions on using Webgrants can be found at: https://agr.mt.gov/Commodities/ Checkoff/Pulse Visit https://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/ Documents/Pulse/2019PulseRFP.pdf for a complete list of guidelines and eligibility requirements. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Pulse Crop Committee, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Zach Coccoli at (406) 444-0132 or via email at Z.Coccoli@mt.gov. The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit agr.mt.gov.

##### Cows are herbivores, so they only have teeth on the bottom.

##### Cows must give birth to a calf in order to produce milk.


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3-V Distributing, Inc. Conrad Industrial Park

Box 955

Conrad, MT 59425

Phone 406-278-5400 or 1-800-310-5402 Evenings Call: Jordan VanDyke 406-450-3953 Visit us on the web http://www.3vdistributing.com

E-mail Address 3vdist@3rivers.net

The crew at 3V Distributing, Inc. wishes you and your family

a blessed Christmas. Thank you for all your patronage this year and we look forward to working with you in the upcoming year! John, Tami VanDyke and family

Jordan, Keri VanDyke and family Barry, Kyle, Travis and Parker

We are your dealer for the finest aluminum grain body available Put our 30+ years of experience installing the ITB body to work for you!

DewEze Pivot Squeeze & Parallel Squeeze beds In Stock!

SPECIAL PRICING!

Also several flatbeds available with or without tool boxes

on BeefCake feeder or Rol-Oyl cattle oiler with purchase of a balebed Only 10 cattle oilers left at old price before large steel price increase

GET YOURS TODAY!

DuraClass

16-ft. dump box, hoist, rear hinge, and Cab Guard. Ready to Go!! IN STOCK!

Stocking Stuffers

• LED light bars • Shurco remote control tarps • Electric endgate remote control • (2) used Reiten boxes, 21-ft. long, 54” high and 102” wide


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2018 — Page A32

The deadline for phoning in advertising for the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be WEDNESDAY, January 2. Phone (406) 271-5533.

~ ~ TRAILERS FOR SALE ~ ~ 2005 Muv-All lowboy, 53-ft. 81/2” wide x 131/2” with pull outs, air ride, tri-axle, 20,000 lb. winch with remote, folding tail, 22.5 tires on steel wheels, one tool box...........$30,000 US 2009 Wilson PSDCL-402 quad axle cattle liner, air ride suspension, doghouse, nose decking, roof hatches, 22.5 low-pro tires on aluminum rims, fresh Saftey .......$44,000 US

2008 Merritt cattle liner, two units to choose from, air ride suspension, doghouse, nose decking, roof hatches, 22.5 low-pro tires on aluminum rims, Saftey.................$44,000 US

2012 Wilson 48-ft. tri-axle grain trailer, six to chose from, three hopper, air ride suspension, 22.5 tires on aluminum wheels, ShurLok tarps......................................$34,000 US

Pepper Pot Day

Date When Celebrated: Always December 29 Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778. Pepper Pot soup was first made on December 29, 1777. According to the legend........... During the Revolutionary war, the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge. The winter was cold and harsh. Conditions were deplorable. Food was often scarce. George Washington asked his army’s chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup, also known as “Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup”. The hot, and somewhat spicy soup, was well received by the troops. It was called “the soup that won the war”. Celebrate Pepper Pot Day by making some Pepper Pot soup for the family. Note: while tripe was a main ingredient of this soup, you can substitute with chicken or beef. Origin of Pepper Pot Day: This warm and hearty day dates back to when it was first made to serve the Continental Army on December 29, 1777. We do not know when it first was celebrated as a special day, or who started this tradition. However, it certainly is a day that will warm you up!

Revive waterresistant items

Do you have a jacket, backpack or tent that used to be water-resistant, but has lost its effectiveness over time? Set your hair dryer to its highest setting and blow air evenly over it. The warmth will reactivate the coating on the cloth that makes it repel water.

QTY 1 - 28” X 44” SINGLE SIDED DIBOND SIGN

(403) 328-8438

Lethbridge, AB, Canada

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Marv Pratt, Parts

Galen Zerbe

Curt Ross, Parts

McKenzie Kalinski, Linda Pischel, Brookelynn Schulz

Carl Laumeyer, Parts

Nick Kennedy, Parts

Mike Guttenberg, Sales

Scott Nelson, Service

Randy Barnett, 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 2019 will be happy and prosperous and we’re looking forward to meeting your needs. Happy New Year!

Jay Rice, Service

Kenny Bryan, Service

Travis Volk, Sales

Kyle Loewen, Service

Vic Puchalla, Parts

Arlie Armbrister, Service

Nathan Anderson, Service

Tony Hlad, Parts

Brodie Boreson, Service

Logan Volk, Service

Zerbe Bros. We “measure” our success by the “level” of your satisfaction

1-800-228-5393 – 406-228-4311

James Meland, Parts

Blayd Sanders, Parts

1950

68 Years

2018

Glasgow, MT


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New Holland Equipment

New Holland Round Balers

New Holland Swathers

IN STOCK County “Lease Returns”

New Holland Guardian Sprayer

2015 New Holland T7.210 165 hp, 210 hours, 18 speed full powershift, 3-pt., 540/1000 PTO’s, 42” tires, loaded with loader and grapple.....................................................CALL!

New Holland Combines

New Holland T9.645 Quad Tractor

New Holland Compact Tractors

New Holland T-9 Series Tractors

Workmaster #33 MFD, 33 hp diesel, 540 PTO, 12x12 shuttle transmission with loader...CALL! Workmaster #40 MFD, 40 hp disel, 540 PTO, 3-pt. hitch, single rear hydraulic, 12x12 shuttle transmission with loader.................................................................................................CALL!

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana

©2016 CNH Industrial America LLC. All rights reserved. New Holland is a trademark registered in the United States and many other countries, owned by or licensed to CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidaries or affiliates.

USED AIR DRILLS

USED 4WD TRACTOR

USED TRACTORS

2015 Case IH 580 QuadTrac high output hydraulics, 6 remotes, Autosteer, 36” tracks, luxury cab, 1050 hours. #UTCA90...................................$340,000

2016 New Holland T6.165 667 hours, 16x16 AutoShift, 540/1000 PTO, 3 pt. hitch, w/New Holland 835 TL loader, bucket & grapple. #UTN118.............Just In

2003 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 550 lb trips, 31/2” steel packers, single shoot with steath bodies, 3450 tow between air cart, dual fan, variable drive, 30.5x32 tires. #UDF254..........................$65,000 1999 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot, 4” VW spread, Goose shooter, 2340 tow between, variable rate drive, 5.5” rubber packers. #UDF244................................................$50,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 550# trips, stealth bodies, 2320 tow between cart. #UDF237.$35,000 2015 New Holland P2060 hoe drill, 10” spacing, 3M rubber packers, 550 lb. trips, double shoot, Dutch Openers, P1060 tow between 430 bushel cart.... ................................................................. Just In New Holland SD550 60-ft. folding drill, 12” spacing, 5.90 x15 Concord packers, double shoot, variable rate with SC430 tow between tank, 430 bushel. #UDNH29................................................$69,000 2010 New Holland P2060 70-ft., 10” spacing, 550# trips, double shoot, stealth bodies w/goose shooters, 41/2” steel packers, P1060 TBT cart, VR drive, duals, 10” auger......................................$89,000 2005 New Holland SD440 58-ft., 12” spacing, 550# trips, 51/2” rubber packers, 4350 tow between cart, double shoot. #UDNH25.........................$89,000

USED WINDROWERS

New Holland 1431 disc mower, 13-ft., rubber conditioners, 2 point swivel hitch, 1000 PTO. #UWN109..................................................$9500

USED COMBINES

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......$25,000

2004 Gleaner R65 Cummins engine, 973 MacDon 36-ft. draper header with pickup reel and transport. #UCAG20...............................................$88,000 1992 Gleaner R72 8.3 Cummins conversion, 260 hp, 600 hours on new engine, 2667 seperator hours. ................................................................$19,000

USED SKID STEERS

2013 New Holland L230 360 hours, 3000 lb. lift capacity, 2 speed drive, mechanical controls, cab with heat and air conditioning, suspension seat, hydraulic coupler, 14x17.5 large tires...... $41,000

Call or stop by and see us for all your equipment needs!

See More Online at www.zerbebrothers.com

Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

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

Ford 9700 2WD, cab, 135 hp, diesel, 18.4x38 duals, 540/1000 PTO, 3 pt....................................... $9500

USED ROUND BALERS

1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43........................................ $8500 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $5500 New Holland 660 round baler with Bale Command, twine and net, standard pickup, 540 PTO. #UHN145................................................... $4000

1950

68 Years

2018

Glasgow, MT


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USED PULL TYPE & SUSPENDED BOOM SPRAYERS

2013 Case IH 160 100-ft. suspended booom, windscreens, 480/80R38 tires, Trimble 750 controller w/Field IQ, 1600 gallon. #USCA02...............................................................................................................$39,000 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139.. ............................................................................................................................................................$5500 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft., 1500 gallon wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, FlexControl, dual nozzles, windscreen. #USNH00.......................................................................................................$20,000

CONSIGNMENTS

Cat Challenger MT865C tractor, 525 hp, 18L diesel, 16 speed PowerShift, 2190 hours............ Just In

John Deere 8850 4WD tractor, 8230 hours, Kinze Cummins Repower engine, 450 hp, QuadRange, PTO, 4 remotes, triples...........................$45,000

USED SELF PROPELLED SPRAYERS

2002 Versatile/Buhler 2210 MFD tractor, 5135 hours, 210 PTO hp, 3 pt. hitch, 1000 PTO, duals, Allied 2895 loader with bucket & grapple..........$65,000 1951 Allis-Chalmers WD tractor, 540 PTO with loader.........................................................$2500

1981 New Holland 1037 balewagon, 540 PTO drive, 104 bale capacity, 3 wide 7 high, 11Lx15 tires..... ...................................................................$9500 Nutri-Placer 5252 40-ft. liquid fertilizer applicator with carbide points.............................................$6000 2012 New Holland S1070 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer, 1600 gallon, windscreens, 46” tires, rinse tank with wash........................................$35,000 2006 New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer, 1500 gallon, SP655 auto rate....$20,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, dual nozzles, windscreens.............$12,000 Flexi-Coli S67 XLT 104-ft. wheel boom sprayer..$3000

2008 Apache AS1010 1880 hours, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, Envisio Pro monitor, Auto steer, AutoBoom, 215 hp Cummins diesel. #USAP30... ..............................................................$110,000

2017 Apache AS1220 Plus II 770 hours, 275 hp Cummins, 100-ft. boom, 1200 gallon tank, 380/90R46 duals, deluxe cab, premium seat, AutoBoom, AccuBoom, AutoSteer, Viper 4 monitor with varitarget nozzles, 750 hours......................... Just In 2010 Apache AS1010 1700 hours, 215 hp Cummins diesel, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, Viper Pro, AutoBoom, AccuBoom, AutoSteer, 650/70R38, semi-float tires.......................................... Just In

2013 New Holland SP240FXP Guardian front boom, 275 hp Cummins, 100 ft., 1200 gallon tank, deluxe cab, 985 hours, Auto Steer/Auto Boom/Accu Boom. #USNH62...................................$219,000

2006 Freightliner 425 hp, Cat diesel, 13 speed transmission, Columbia series................$18,000 2008 Ford F350 service pickup, 4x4, 113,000 miles, diesel, tool racks, 120 gallon fuel tank, welder & generator................................................$18,500

2008 Case IH ATX700 70-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 550 lb trips, 5.5” rubber packers, single shoot, Stealth body with 4” Dutch spread tip, all run blockage, ADX3430 tow behind air cart, 430 bushel, duals, variable rate drive...................................$66,000 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 33-ft. air drill with 1720 tow between and 1720 tow behind air carts, 9” spacing, stealth boots, goose shooters, 31/2” steel packers....................................................$32,000 2012 Seed Hawk 8412/600 twin wing openers, section control, S3R hitch, 600 bushel TBT cart, conveyor.................................................. Just in!

2655 “Shortcut”

• Save 30% of your hay & straw • Shredder chamber handles bales in any condition • 1300 RPM rotor speed, which throws straw farther and processes faster • Heavier conveyor table chains and drive shafts • Repositioned loader for easy bale loading • Heavier rotor shafts • Optional containment kit • Right-hand discharge • Two-stafe hydraulic deflector • Variable speed live floor w/3 chain slat conveyor • Common bearings and chains w/twine protection • Heavy duty conveyor frame We’ve added MORE FLAILS, MORE SLUGBARS, MOTOR ROTOR SPEED, MORE STRIPPER KITS and now we have MORE CUT!

(Two Bale Processor)

1987 GMC Brigadier L10 truck, Cummins diesel, 280 hp, 13 speed transmission, 3 axles w/lift, box & hoist, remote control...............................$15,000

The “BEST” Balebuster just got “BETTER”.

Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana

USED HEADERS

2013 Case IH 2152 (MacDon) 45-ft. draper header, double knife, transport package, cross auger. #UHCA20................................................$49,000 2007 Honey Bee 94C 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, CR New Holland adapter with gauge wheels and transport. #UCNH87........................$19,000 2007 Honey Bee 94C 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, CR New Holland adapter with gauge wheels and transport. #UCNH88........................$19,000 2-2013 MacDon FD75 45-ft., trailer package, cross augers, double knives, gauge wheels, flex drapers, Case New Holland adapters.................... Just In

Email zerbesales@nemont.net

2011 MacDon FD70 40-ft. flex header, cross auger, trailer package, doube knife, finger reel, CNH adaptor...................................................$55,000 2005 MacDon 973 39-ft. draper transport package, upper cross auger, finger reel, gauge wheels, JD adaptor. #UCM044..................................$19,000 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, finger reel and transport with cross augers, fits NHCR. #UCNH93................................................$10,500

Call or stop by and see us for all your equipment needs!

2008 Wilson 41-ft. grain trailer, 2 axle, spring suspension, ag hoppers, roll tarp.......................$18,000 Friggstad 600 plow, tool bar, 44-ft. 5-section, 1 1/4” shanks w/harrow........................................$7000 Melroe 1000 plow, 29-ft. 13-18” bottoms.........$6500

1996 Hesston 8100 windrower, 14-ft. header, Cummins diesel, 3212 hours, 25-ft. draper also!......... ................................................................$16,500

2005 Gleaner R75 combine, 2200 separator hours, reconditioned in 2017, 350 hp, 30.5x32 tires, 330 bushel grain tank...................................... Just In 2002 John Deere 9650STS combine, 2925 separator hours, 800/65R32 tires, chopper with 9360 header....................................................$82,000 2009 New Holland 88C flex draper header, 36-ft., upper cross auger, transport, finger reel..$25,000

2005 Gehl DL8H42 teleboom, 42-ft. reach, 8000 lb. capacity, 4000 hours, 115 hp JD diesel, auxiliary hydraulics, cab with heater, 4WD, pallet forks, boom lift, work box enclosure..................$33,000

See More Online at www.zerbebrothers.com Zerbe Bros. www.zerbebrothers.com

Glasgow, Montana 406-228-4311 TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5393

SALES Mike Guttenberg Travis Volk


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##### Beef cattle production represents the largest single segment of American agriculture, with more than 800,000 ranchers and cattle producers in the United States. ##### Sprinkling a little salt in a frying pan will prevent oil from splattering.

25-35-40

EARLY BIRD PROMOTION How it works...

25% Down payment or deposit by December 31, 2018 35% Payment by July 1, 2019 40% Balance due after 2019 harvest September 15, 2019

POWER MOTORS “EARLY BIRD” WESTFIELD SALE • Deferred payment for cash efficient planning • Tax flexibility • Truckload pricing and savings • Price protection • Plan, commit, and save BIG! • Westfield Augers & Conveyors

Specials at the Old Price

10” low profile hopper complete 13” low profile hopper complete Wheel kit for 8” auger 5-ft. extension for 6” utility Gear boxes, hoppers, and downspouts PTO units - complete or one half

Power Motors’ Annual Westfield promotion is already here for the 2019 Season. Jump Aboard!!

H Stocking Krause Parts Pre-Season orders are due!!

Call George at 799-7459. Power Motors wants your business!

Carryover Westfields on hand 36x6 Westfield EMD WR Series • 1545 Westfield WCX “full mule” conveyor 41x8 Westfield TFX-2 with self-propel • 94x13 Westfield MKX “grain gobbler” auger

Used Augers priced to sell - Call George 799-7459

51x7 Sakunidiak motor drive .......................................................................................................................... $1000 60x10 Westgo 1310 hanger bearing auger, hydraulic swing hopper .............................................................. $2000 61x10 Westfield MK swing hopper ................................................................................................................. $3500 61x10 Westfield MK swing hopper ................................................................................................................. $4000 71x13 Farm King swing hopper, hopper mover .............................................................................................. $5000

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N.D. 4-H air rifle program recruiting for 2019 season

By NDSU Extension Service Youth interested in shooting sports have another choice during the winter season in North Dakota: the 4-H air rifle program. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension’s Center for 4-H Youth Development offers air rifle programming through the 4-H shooting sports program. “The 4-H air rifle program is challenging and exciting,” says Adrian Biewer, the 4-H youth development specialist in the Center for 4-H Youth Development who oversees the shooting sports program. “It offers youth high-quality instruction on how to shoot safely and develops basic life skills such as self-discipline, planning, organizing, dedication, problem solving and sportsmanship. “Our program requires certified instructors who coach youth to learn safe and accurate shooting techniques,” he adds. “In addition, instructors are role models who mentor youth in training routine, self-evaluation, community service and self-improvement.” The air rifle program uses sporter class air rifles and match pellets. Participants shoot at paper National Rifle Association or Civilian Marksmanship Program AR 5/10 targets from a distance of 10 meters. Most competitions involve 60-shot, three-position or 40-shot standing events. The 2019 air rifle season offers two district matches and a state championship. The dates and locations for those events are: • February 16, Devils Lake, 60-shot standing event • March 10, West Fargo, combination match, with a threeposition, 60-shot competition and 40-shot silhouette event organized as a fun activity that gives shooters experience with silhouettes for national competition • April 6, Devils Lake, State 4-H Air Rifle Championship, a three-position competition “Our air rifle program is strong, with Ramsey County 4-H producing a 2017 individual national champion and team championship,” Biewer says. “Other shooters have gone on to precision air rifle to compete and do well in the USA Shooting Junior National Championships and Junior Olympic Shooting Championships.” He notes that development of the 2019 4-H air rifle season is underway, and program leaders are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with youth who want to participate in air rifle or air pistol activities. Those interested in volunteering should contact the NDSU Extension office in their county. Once county staff approve them as volunteers, they must become certified by attending a state training workshop. Visit the North Dakota 4-H website at https://www. ndsu.edu/4h/ or contact Biewer at 701-231-6184 or adrian. biewer@ndsu.edu for more information about the shooting sports program or training opportunities for volunteers. Scheels is a sponsor of 4-H North Dakota Shooting Sports through the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

Boxing Day

Date When Celebrated: December 26th. However, some people will celebrate it on the first weekday after Christmas. If Christmas falls on a Friday or a Saturday, Boxing Day is the following Monday. Boxing Day is celebrated in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other former British commonwealth countries. It is a legal holiday in these countries. This is also St. Stephans Day, where Boxing Day gets some of it’s roots. On St. Stephans’ Day, churches opened their collection boxes to the poor. Boxing Day was an expression of appreciation and thanks, much like Christmas tips are today. The roots of the holiday goes back to the Middle Ages. On this day, members of the merchant class would take boxes, fill them with food and fruits, and give them to servants, tradespeople and the less fortunate. In the case of servants, they would work on Christmas Day, so it was only fitting that immediately after Christmas, they would be given a day off to celebrate. Usually celebrated the day after Christmas, some would celebrate the following Monday when Christmas fell on a Friday or Saturday. Today, the giving of boxes includes filling boxes with food and clothing for the needy and performing volunteer work. Monetary gifts to charity are also common.


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2005 Case IH STX375 Quad Track 7200 hours, tracks 60%, undercarriage in excellent condition, large hydraulic pump - 56 GPM, PTO, cab suspension........................................................................$85,000 obo 1975 Ford F350 dually with flatbed, tool boxes and 2-300 gallon fuel tanks with PTO pump, 390 motor, new carburetor.........................$4250 obo

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Lewistown rancher receives Montana Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award Dave McClure, past president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, long-time member and past president of Fergus County Farm Bureau and active advocate for agriculture, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Montana Farm Bureau during the MFBF Awards Banquet November 10 in Billings. On the nomination form, Fergus County Farm Bureau President Dennis Descheemaeker noted that McClure has been involved in production agriculture from a young age. McClure raised—and continues to raise--cattle and crops at his ranch north of Lewistown. He became president of Fergus County Farm Bureau in 1968 and served intermittently for the next 17 years. In 1987 he was elected President of the Montana Farm Bureau, a position he served for 21 years. With McClure at the helm, the MFBF membership increased from 3,315 families to 13,700 with the budget increasing from $248,000 to an impressive $1.5 million. McClure’s scope was not only statewide, but national and international. He served on the board of the American Farm Bureau for five years as well as on the Mountain West Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Life boards.

He traveled on trade missions to Japan, China, Argentina and Cuba, to name a few. Trade issues have always been especially important to McClure. Being active in organizations was crucial to the 77-year-old rancher. He has served on the Fergus County Fair Board, the ASCS Committee where funds were approved for disaster loans to farmers and was Chair of the Ag Research Committee. He currently serves on the Mountain States Legal Foundation board and is involved with their work preserving private property rights. McClure was named Montana State University’s Outstanding Ag Leader in 2002. During his 21 years as state Farm Bureau president, MFBF received 19 President’s Awards, 21 AFBF Quota Awards, 78 Gold Star Awards for state programs and 25 Awards for Excellence. “I’m very humbled to receive this award, and I couldn’t have done it without my wife, Joyce, who took care of the ranch through all those years I was traveling and attending meetings,” McClure noted. “I’m proud to have been part of the Montana Farm Bureau’s success.”

Distinguished Service Award Winner Dave McClure (left) with Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson.

MSU Extension cropping seminars Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series January 7-11 in Fort Benton, Stanford, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau, and Great Falls. Speakers will cover paraquat safety, cropping systems, pest management, integrated weed management, herbicide resistance, marketing, and risk management. Cecil Tharp, MSU Pesticide Education Specialist, will present the history of paraquat poisonings, toxicity of paraquat, symptoms of exposure, adequately protecting individuals using personal protective equipment and new EPA mitigation measures regarding applicators using paraquat. Patrick Carr and Jed Eberly from the MSU Central Agriculture Research Center will focus on using diverse cropping systems as a way to manage pests (disease, insect, and weeds) and enhance long-term farming sustainability of dryland agriculture in Montana. Discussion will include the diversity of cropping systems and how they can be used to improve soil health which, in turn, improves the resiliency of Montana

crop production enterprises. Tim Seipel, MSU Plant and Agriculture Ecology Research Scientist, presentation will focus on integrated weed management and herbicide resistance. Integrated weed management allows the producer to design their weed management program around what is most effective for the particular weeds, crop, and farm operation. This seminar will cover important aspects of integrated weed management in the semiarid systems. The evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds in challenging weed management in no-till systems. This seminar review herbicide resistance, herbicide resistance in Montana, and implications for management of agricultural weeds. Jeff Rumney, USDA Dry Pea and Lentil Council’s Vice President, will speak on marketing and risk management of pulse crops. He will give an in depth look at marketing, hedging, and looking at futures markets for pulses nationally and worldwide. There is no charge for the seminars, and all producers are encouraged to attend. CONTINUED ON PAGE A39


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MSU Extension cropping seminars

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The Fort Benton, Stanford, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, and Choteau seminars will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The Great Falls seminar will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration. Seminars will finish by 3:30 p.m. Both commercial and private pesticide licensing recertification credits will be available. Dates, locations, and contact numbers for each cropping seminar are listed below. January 7: Fort Benton at the Ag Center located at 1205 20th Street. Contact Tyler Lane at 406-622-3751. Stanford at the City Hall located at 102 Central. Contact Katie Hatlelid at 406-566-2277. January 8: Havre at the Northern Ag Research Center located at 3710 Assiniboine Road. Contact Shylea Wingard at 406265-5481, Ext. 233. Chester at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall located at 10 East Madison Avenue. Contact Jesse Fulbright at 406-759-5625 January 9: Cut Bank at the Glacier County Library basement located at 21 1st Ave SE. Contact Kari Lewis, 406-873-2239. Shelby at the Comfort Inn Conference Room located at 455 McKinley Avenue. Contact Kim Woodring at 406-4248350. January 10: Choteau at the Stage Stop Inn located at 1005 Main Avenue North. Contact MSU Teton County Extension office at 406-466-2491. Conrad at the Pondera Shooting Sports Complex at 972 Granite Road. Contact Adriane Good at 406-271-4053. January 11: Great Falls at the MSU Cascade County Extension office located at 3300 Third Street North, #9. Contact Rose Malisani at 406-454-6980.

1994 JLG 60HA boom lift, 60-ft. reach, diesel, towable, AC generator, 2250 hours

1984 Toyota FG20 shop forklift, gas motor, 4000# capacity, 117” mast, pneumatic tires, one owner

Massey Ferguson MF4500 rough terrain forklift, 5000# capacity, 21-ft. most, 48” forks, diesel, 7723 hour. One owner

1991 Case W11B mini front end loader, auxillary 3rd valve, GP bucket, full cab, heat, 1127 original hours, one owner, like new condition

2002 Case 621D front end loader, grapple fork, quick attach, 3rd valve, full cab, heat, air conditioning, 5330 hours. Clean

2000 Cat 938G front end loader, quick attach, 3.5 yard, GP bucket, full cab, AC/Heat, only 5924 hours, tight, clean, one owner

1986 Case W14B front end loader, full cab, heat, 3.9 Cummins diesel, GP bucket, 4763 hours

2007 Snorkel S3246 electric scissor lift, 38-ft. working height, 46” wide, slide-out, 210 hours

2001 Ingersoll-Rand 185cfm air compressor, John Deere diesel, trailer mounted, 2927 hours

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2012 John Deere 333D tracked skid steer, full cab, air conditioning, heat, two speed, auxiliary hydraulics, 2457 hours

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New GradeMaster Blade for gravel road maintenance. Potholes stay filled longer and washboarding is virually eliminated. Two forward-cutting blades mounted on a strong high-grade steel frame with runners and side pans require a minimum of 24-h.p., mounts to any 3-point hitch tractor. 8-ft. and 10-ft. units in stock.

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Bake Cookies Day

Date When Celebrated: Always December 18th ‘Ya gotta just love Bake Cookies Day......... ..... Christmas is for Christians ..... Hanukkah is just for Jews .... Ramadan is for those of Islamic descent ..... Kwanzaa is for those of African origin ..... Native American Day is for American Indians But, Bake Cookies Day is for EVERYONE! Bake Cookies Day comes at an opportune time. It arrives amidst the major December holidays. It serves as a reminder to bake holiday cookies, if you haven’t done so already. People, young and old, celebrate this day by baking their favorite cookies. Make a party of it, and bake cookies in groups with family, friends, kids and grandkids. Don’t stop at baking just one kind of cookies. Plan to bake a number of cookies. Try a new recipe, or two, or three, or.... If you bake more than you can eat, good for you! Wrap up gift trays filled with cookies for friends and neighbors. Most cookies freeze well, too. Important Note: we are very surprised that Bake Cookies Day is not immediately followed by “Eat Cookies Day”. We did not even find an Eat Cookies Day. So you can, and should, eat them everyday!.

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.

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3V Distributing, Conrad MT ................................A31 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .......................A36 Accelerated Metal Solutions, Brady Smelser, Glendive MT ...................................................................B23 Action Toys, Billings MT ......................................B11 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman MT ...........................................................C21 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls MT ...............A9 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls MT ...........C26 Ag Wise, Kremlin MT ..........................................B21 Andres Trailer Sales, Inc., Lethbridge County, AB Canada............................................................A32 AWS Air Reels, Temp Farm Equipment Mitchell ON Canada..............................................................C8 Badland Truck Sales, Glendive MT .....................A39 Basin Seed, LLC, Stanford MT ...........................A40 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown MT ...................B2 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank MT ..............................B26 Belles Pulses USA, Hingham MT .........................C8 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby MT ...........................C40 Big Equipment Co., Havre MT ..............................C1 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad MT .........................B29 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn MT....A28 Billings Farm & Ranch Supply, Billings MT....A17, C26 Bobcat of Helena, Helena MT ............................A25 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank MT ....................................C40 Buckley Auction MT ............................................B30 Burks Tractor, Twin Falls, Caldwell ID..................A40 C&B Operations, LLC, Circle, Culbertson, Glasgow, Plentywood MT ........................................ INSERT Cahill Seeds, Scobey MT ...................................A28 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls MT ......A15 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula MT ......................A25 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..........................B18 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks MT.......A4 Clearview Seed, Denton MT...............................C38 Clearwater Montana Properties, Jim Bouma, Choteau MT ............................................................ B5, C17 ConAgTech, Billings MT .......................................C7 Corder & Associates, Fort Benton MT ................C19 Courtesy Ford, Conrad MT ...................................B1 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston MT...................B24 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber MT ...................................................................C29 Crystalyx.............................................................C36 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank MT ...............................A20 David J Heine & Associates, Kalispell MT ..........C18

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DBL Sales & Service, Dave & Brock Linker, Coffee Creek MT ........................................................A13 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby MT..............................C2 Direct Ag Network, LLC Dan Thome, Billings MT...A26 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman MT ........A16 Eastern Montana Ag Repair, Miles City MT .......C20 Empire Equipment, LLC, Canyon Creek.............C20 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls MTB16, B17 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish MT ...............B10 Farm Storage Builders, Ucon ID .........................A13 First State Bank, Shelby MT ...............................B11 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton MT..............C15 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power MT ............C27, C37 Fort Benton Realty, Fort Benton MT ...................C12 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness MT .............................B4 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls MT ..... ........................................A11, A37, C9, C14, C35 Frontline Ag Solutions Dillon, Dillon MT ...............C3 Frontline Ag Solutions, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon, Lewistown, Havre, Chester, Great Falls, Belgrade, Livingston MT.........................C10, C11 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad MT ..........A36 G.A.T.E, Glendive MT ...........................................A5 G&M Bins, LLC, Mark McInerney, Fairfield MT .....A7 Gateway Arch & Fence, Wayne Thiem, Bozeman MT ...................................................................A26 Glass Trucking, Denton MT...................................B2 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy MT ...............A20 Grandberg Autobody Repair, Havre MT .............C18 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier MT...C30, C31 Grossenburg Equipment, Winner, Pierre, Philip SD, Wayne, Bloomfield, Harrington........................C15 Hedman, Inc, Brett Hedman, Grass Range MT ..B13 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena MT....B6 Henke Enterprises, SprayFlex & Big Dog Mowers, Chester MT ....................................................C28 Hensley Hay & Grain, Toston MT ........................A32 Highline Communications, Cut Bank MT ............B12 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls MT ....B7, B8, B9 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank MT .........B15 Hwy 12 Equipment & Repair, Baker MT .............B24 Iron Horse Express, Coffee Creek MT..................B2 J & D Auto Sales, Helena MT ...............................C2 J & T Equipment Sales, John Jones, Stevensville MT ...................................................................C17

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Rozel, Liphatech .................................................A38 Ruralands Real Estate, Pavillion, WY ...................A2 J Bar T Bins & Steel Buildings, Jeremiah Johnson & Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond MT. Thad, Chester MT ...........................................C23 ........................................................................A16 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook MT ..........C28, C33 Severinsen Irrigation, Fairfield MT ......................B18 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte MT.................C14 Shepherd’s Garage, Inc., Dillon, Jackson, Helena JW Feeds, John Wolery, Chester MT ...................C6 MT ...................................................................C30 Krogmann Mfg. .....................................................C8 Shop Specialties, Valier MT ................................A14 Larry’s Tractors, Trailers & More, Hamilton MT .....C5 Shortline Ag, Scobey MT............ A16, A21, A38, C6 Lemken, T&T Farm Supply, Chester MT.............C24 Sod Buster Sales, Polson MT ....................C16, C23 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown MT ......................A27 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ................A3 Liphatech, Rozel .................................................A38 Steel Etc, Great Falls MT...................................B25 Living With Wildlife, Bozeman MT.......................C29 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon MT ....................B32 LTTM, LLC, Missoula MT ....................................C20 Stokes Fencing, Conrad MT ...............................C19 M & W Machine, Three Forks MT .......................B31 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad MT .......A12 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls MT .........A24 Super SmartRooms/Superform ICF, Jerry Gangstad, Mildenberg Motors, Hamilton MT .......................A21 Avon MT ...................................................C7, C22 Mohrlang Fabrications, Brush CO ......................C38 Superior Grain Equipment ..................................A13 Montana Farmers Union .....................................C24 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls MT ..............C22 Montana Holster & Shoulder Rig, Norm Schertenlieb T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester MT .................C24 MT ...................................................................C27 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby MT ............................C40 Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Helena MT ..........A14 TCB Transport LLC, Todd Bedosky, Geyser MT..C10 Montana Metal Fabrications, Great Falls MT ......B11 Temp Farm Equipment, AWS Air Reels, Mitchell ON Montana’s Next Generation Conference, Shelby MT Canada..............................................................C8 ..........................................................................A6 That Guys Fab Shop, Havre MT ...........................A2 Montana Valley Irrigation, Great Falls MT ...........C22 The Happy Toy Maker, Happy TX........................B10 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade MT ....................B22 The Repair Shop, Choteau MT ...........................C14 Mountain View Metal Works, Wilsall MT .............A17 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester MT.............................A39 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville MT ..B28 Tilleman Equipment Company, Havre MT ..........C13 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup MT............ Tilleman Motor Company, Havre MT ....................B5 .............................................. A10, A18, A19, C36 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange MT ..............................C19 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade MT .............B19 Transport Equipment, Missoula MT ....................A12 New Homes of the Future, Billings MT ...............C12 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield MT ......................C25 North Star Equipment, John Myers, Simms MT ...C5 Tri County Implement, Sidney MT.......................B27 Northern Ford, Cut Bank MT ..............................C39 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton MT..................C23 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls MT ..................C37 Triple T Sales, Chinook MT ............................ B3, C4 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point MT........A15 TT&E Inc, Victor MT ...........................................A30 Northwest Plastics, Libby MT ...............................C2 Van Motors, Conrad MT......................................A28 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton MT .........A36 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester MT ...................A29 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree MT ...............C19 Watson Irrigation, Townsend MT ..........................A6 Precision Truck & Trailer, Havre MT ....................B30 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad MT ........................B10 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula MT ....C25 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula MT ...C27 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser MT ............B24 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger MT ......... B24, C20 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell MT..........B23 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton MT ...............B31 RENN Mill Center, Inc. .......................................C32 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade MT ..................A3 Rockwell Scales, Simms MT ..............................B21 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow MT ..................A33, A34, A35 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River MT.........................A27 Zomer Truck, Conrad MT ........................... A22, A23

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White exterior, dual rear wheel, manual locking hubs, 147,193 miles

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Magnetic gray exterior, remote start, LED box lighting, rear view camera, 34,425 miles.

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Big Timber rancher wins Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

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Cali Rooney, a young rancher from Big Timber, bested three other competitors to win the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet. She got the keys to a Ranger® 570 EFI and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the national competition in New Orleans in January. The three other contestants were Joel LaLiberty from Belgrade, Lacey Sutherlin from Stevensville and Mark Boyd from Alder. The Discussion meet was held November 8 during the MFBF 99th Annual Convention in Billings. The Discussion Meet, which is open to Farm Bureau members age 18-35, is meant to simulate a committee meeting with ideas discussed and solutions developed. The question for the final round: In our modern world, the rapid dissemination of information and opinion about agriculture and food technologies can make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Given these challenges, how can Farm Bureau best protect farmers’ and ranchers’ access to production technology options?” In the discussion, Rooney said that early education about the truth and science behind agriculture is an effective way to reach consumers at a young age. The fifth-generation rancher noted that farmers in the U.S. pro-

duce the cleanest and safest food supply in the world due to technology, and added that she is excited about the challenge to produce food for the future. “I enjoyed participating in the Discussion Meet because of the different perspectives I heard from the other contestants,” Rooney said, adding that she has a long-time Farm Bureau legacy having participated in the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and coming from a long-time Farm Bureau family As for the Utility Vehicle, the young rancher was thrilled. “We will put it to use immediately for fencing, working cows and dispensing mineral. It will be worked hard, but it will be loved. I thank Farm Bureau and the Polaris dealers for the opportunity and this amazing prize.” Chad Adams with Yellowstone Polaris noted that the participating Montana Polaris dealers are proud to be the Discussion Meet sponsor for the fourth year in a row. “We now have 75 percent of the Montana Polaris dealers on board with this program,” said Adams. “It’s great seeing these talented young people involved in agriculture participate in this contest.”

Montana Farm Bureau elects officers

Hans McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville, was re-elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during the organization’s annual convention Nov. 7-10 in Billings. Cyndi Johnson, a Conrad small grains farmer, was re-elected as vice president. Re-elected to the MFBF Board of Directors were Rhonda Boyd, District 2, a rancher from Alder; Lee Boyer, District 4, a rancher from Bridger; Wes Jensen, District 6, a rancher from Circle; Cindy Denning, District 8, a rancher from Sun River; and Patti Davis, District 10, a rancher from Belgrade. Gretchen Schubert from Huntley was re-elected as the MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Chair with Gil Gasper from Circle re-elected as the MFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Chair. Following are the district chairs for the Women’s Leadership Committee and the

Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee: District Women’s Leadership Committee: District 1: Beth Blevins - Ronan / Janie Kurth - Missoula District 3: Mary Hill - Raynesford/ Debbie Bricker - Moore District 5: Lillian Ostendorf - Powderville / Cathy McDowell - Powderville District 7: Nancy Bowman - Hinsdale District 9: Bonnie Jones - Helena / Loretta Burnham - Helena District Young Farmer/Rancher Committee: District 1: Josh Senecal - Ronan / Lacey Sutherlin - Stevensville District 3: Lane Nordlund – Bozeman / Kevin Arntzen – Hilger District 5: John Olson - Broadus District 7: Gwynn Simeniuk - Opheim District 9: Josh Doely – Helena / Klayton Lohr – Devon


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NEW STOCK & HORSE TRAILERS

New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7200 lb. axles, 2 sliding center gates, full bull package, 14-ply tires..................................................................$12,695 New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 sliding center gates, full bull package, 14-ply tires.....$11,995 New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailers with sliding center gate. 14-ply tires. Bull Package............$10,995

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New Circle D 24-ft. stock trailer, 8K axles, 14 ply tires, 2 sliding center gates, full bull package.............. $13,295 New Travalong 20-ft. stock trailer, sliding center gate, 14,000 lb. GVW............................................... $11,995

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Diamond C tandem dual, 2 piece with folding beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, engineered I-Beam frame, torque tube........................................................ 32-ft. $12,895 ............................................................... 30-ft. $12,595 ............................................................... 28-ft. $11,895 Circle D 31-ft. (3) 7,000 lb./6 torsion axle, 3 piece folding beavertail, chain basket, dual jacks....................$9995 Circle D 29-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket....................................................$10,895 Diamond C 28-ft. tandem dual, 2 piece beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, engineered I-Beam frame.......$11,995 Circle D 27-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket....................................................$10,595 Circle D 25-ft. (2) 7,000 lb. torsion axles, dual jacks, chain basket, 3 piece beavertail...................................$7995

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Circle D flatbeds, gooseneck hitch plate, lights, headache rack, rear skirt. Black 7x7..................................................................$1650 71/2x81/2...........................................................$1650 71/2x9..............................................................$1700 8x9..................................................................$2000 8x11................................................................$2350

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New Diamond C 14-ft. gooseneck.....................$10,195 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull with tarp........$9295 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck.......................$11,895

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(2) Diamond C 25-ft. partial tilt, (2) 7,000 lb. axles, tool box......................................................................$7595 Diamond C 24-ft. full tilt deck-over power tilt, (2) 7,000 lb. axles, tool box.....................................................$8995

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NEW BUMPER PULL TILT TRAILERS

Diamond C 24-ft. full power tilt deck-over, (2) 7,000 lb. axles...................................................................$7995 Diamond C 22-ft. partial tilt.....................................$6495

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4x7’ Heavy Duty Trailer Mats $65 each USED SEMI TRAILERS

2012 Ford F350 4x4 with NEW Hydrabed, 6.2 gas automatic, 38,000 miles.............$39,995

2003 Ford V10 automatic, with NEW Hydrabed ........$21,995

Donohue 16-ft. 7x16 gooseneck stocktrailer ................. $3500 2001 Travalong Bandit 3-horse slant, walk-in tack compartment............................ $7500

14-ft. snow pusher ............$4200

Ford F250 with flatbed & snow plow ........................... $6500

2002 GMC 6500 Cat 3126 7 speed diesel, 190 hp, 15ft. Leland Roustabout bed, 30,000# Tulsa winch, 12,000# Ramsey winch, gin poles, 96,000 miles ............$12,995

2013 Circle D flatbed gooseneck, 24-ft. with beavertail, used very little......................$6500

1980 Alray 22-ft. stock trailer stocktrailer ................. $2500

Triple axle, 20-ft. x 83”, pintle hitch, completely rebuilt, LIKE NEW! .........................$6500

2003 homemade 5-ft. x 10-ft. utility trailer .............................$600

Kaufman 25-ft., pintle hook, electric brake, 10,000 lb. axles..... .....................................$6000

Triple T Sales

Load King lead trailer, 42-ft., triple axle.................................$27,500 & pup..............................$17,500 As a pair.........................$42,000

2003 Ranco 40-ft. double gate, bottom dump trailer.. $17,500 1994 International 4900 flatbed, air brakes, diesel, 9 speed, tool boxes ....................$9595

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1994 Load King 43-ft. triple axle belly dump................ $17,500

1982 Landoll hydraulic tilt equipment trailer w/winch................$18,500

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1992 Interstate 24-ft. tilt deck, 20-ton equipment trailer.... ................................$8500

2002 Container chassis, like new.............................$7500

1992 Wilray heavy duty flatbed trailer, 45,000 lb. GVW, 24-ft. beavertail....................$8500

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Top Kansas judging teams now head for nationals

By K-State Research and Extension News Kansas 4-Her Haydon Schaaf and the Southwind District team took top honors at the 2018 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes, held August 18-19. Approximately 300 Kansas 4-H members from 56 counties participated in this year’s contest, which is hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Throughout the weekend, 4-H members participated in the state livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, livestock skillathon and livestock quiz bowl. Those who participated in livestock and meat judging and skillathon also were entered in the Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes. Schaaf, who is from the Southwind District, was named the 2018 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes high individual. Others in the top 10 were: 2nd – Tessa Beeman, Greenwood County 3rd – Cord Dodson, Wildcat District 4th - Gavin Fry, Southwind District 5th – Brody Nemecek, Southwind District 6th - Kinsey Harlan, Greenwood County 7th - Jade Edwards, Greenwood County 8th – Clay Brillhart, Southwind District 9th – Hannah Ballard, Greenwood County 10th - Eva Hinrichsen, Pottawatomie County Southwind District No. 2 won the livestock sweepstakes champion team award with the best combined team performance in livestock judging, livestock skillathon, livestock quiz bowl and meat judging. Teams in the top five included: Wildcat District No. 1, second; Southwind District No. 1, third; Sunflower District No. 1, fourth; and Pottawatomie County, fifth. Individual and team placings are posted to the Kansas State Youth Livestock Program website http://bit.ly/2vUYV3H and the Judging Card website www.judgingcard.com. The team champions for the meat judging, livestock skillathon and livestock quiz bowl will represent Kansas at their respective national 4-H contest, all of which will occur later this fall. Again, this year, Kansas will be represented by an allstar team at the national 4-H livestock judging contest in Louisville. Based on their performance in the state livestock judging contest, a talented group of 16 young people were selected to advance to the team selection process. This will include a series of livestock evaluation workshops and opportunities provided by the K-State Livestock Judging Team. The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes program is also sponsored by the Kansas Pork Association, Kansas Beef Council, AgTech, Farm Talk, Kansas State University College of Agriculture, Frontier Farm Credit, Lyons Ranch and Konza Veterinary Clinic.

2018 N.D. Outstanding Lifetime 4-H Volunteer

By NDSU Extension Service Barb DeTienne of rural Parshall, North Dakota, is North Dakota’s Outstanding Lifetime 4-H Volunteer for 2018. She received the award during the North Dakota 4-H Foundation’s annual Awards and Donor Recognition Luncheon in Fargo on Friday, November 2. DeTienne, a retired Cenex credit manager, has been a 4-H volunteer in Mountrail County for about 34 years. During that time, she served as a 4-H club leader, Mountrail County 4-H Council member, council president, livestock camp presenter and livestock fair announcer. Her involvement in 4-H began at age 8, when she joined the organization. During her 11 years as a 4-H member, she was involved in the Nimble Fingers 4-H Club and participated in sheep, beef, and food and nutrition projects. She began volunteering as an adult when her children joined 4-H. Now she has grandchildren involved in North Dakota 4-H. She and other parents restarted the Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club in an area that lacked a 4-H club. She also was instrumental in starting the small-animal exchange program in which 4-H’ers can trade or buy poultry, goats and rabbits from local producers for 4-H projects. That has resulted in many 4-H’ers being able to acquire animals at a reasonable price. In addition, the DeTienne family has allowed 4-H’ers to house their 4-H animals in DeTienne farm barns. This allows 4-H’ers who don’t have access to barns to be involved in animal projects. DeTienne teaches the youth about animal care, CONTINUED ON PAGE B5


How does “porous pavement” help soils capture and clean water? From Soil Science Society of America

Graphic by SSSA staff.

Parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and rooftops: cities are full of water-shedding surfaces. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) October 1 Soils Matter blog explains why these surfaces are problematic, and how soil can be part of the answer. Impermeable surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete, move precipitation to storm drains, and from there to rivers, lakes, and oceans. But it’s not just water. Contaminants from cars and trucks wash away, as well as salts and other pollutants. All of that ends up in the watershed. Bring back the soil, says Adrian Gallo, a doctoral student at Oregon State University. “One solution to this problem is to reconnect precipitation to the soil. Porous pavement allows water to filter through to the soil, using it as the natural and robust filter that it is!” Porous concrete, asphalt, and pavers provide options for cities. They look like their non-porous counterparts but have built-in void space. Water can flow through to a gravel-rock layer and then the soil. “Porous pavement is a simple way to let water access the soil in areas that usually don’t let water infiltrate,” Gallo says. “Building parking lots or streets with the ability for water to pass through it helps minimize the cost needed for storm-drain infrastructure. They also decrease the amount of contaminants getting into surrounding river or streams and help to replenish the aquifers and other groundwater sources beneath our feet!” To read the entire blog post, visit https://wp.me/p3Rg6rpC. Follow SSSA on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/SSSA.soils, Twitter at SSSA_Soils. SSSA has soils information on www.soils.org/discover-soils, for teachers at www.soils4teachers.org, and for students through 12th grade, www.soils4kids.org.

2018 N.D. Outstanding Lifetime 4-H Volunteer

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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.

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nutrition and showmanship individually and in workshops. DeTienne also has organized and hosted the Southern County Pet Show. Residents from the assisted living care facility are invited to the show to watch and share in the youths’ pet projects. She served as the Mountrail County 4-H Council president for six years and ensured the county’s 4-H program remained strong during the years the county lacked a North Dakota State University Extension 4-H agent. She also has provided funding for 4-H programs in Mountrail and neighboring counties. DeTienne and her husband, Alan, have about 250 head of cattle and raise a variety of crops. She also has served as a director of the Mountrail County Ag Improvement Board and helped start Women in Ag in the county. She leads the Women in Ag’s banquet committee. “Barb’s impact on youth can be seen by the way youth look to her with respect at any 4-H event held in the county,” says Lynnette Vachal, the NDSU Extension 4-H youth development agent in Mountrail County. “There are very few 4-H youth who do not know Barb, and they are usually seeking her out to show her something or tell her their stories.”

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KIOTI TRACTORS IN STOCK

Kioti CK3510hst with KL4030 loader 35 hp, 66” bucket, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty............. CALL Kioti CK4010hst with KL4030 loader 40 hp, 66” bucket, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty............. CALL Kioti DK4510hst with KL5010 loader 45 hp, 72” bucket, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty............. CALL Kioti CS2210 sub compact with SL2410 loader, 4WD hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires.... ............................................$12,678 Kioti CK2610 with KL4010 loader, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty. ............................................$20,000 Mechron 2200 UTV, 4WD, steel dump, box, HD tires, glass window shield, roof.....................................$13,500

Cattle price volatility continues

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Ford 4000 gas, loader, front blade, Select-O-Speed.....................$3500 Massey Ferguson 255 with loader....... ............................................. Just In Zetor 6341 with cab, 2WD, 3 point, PTO....................................$16,000

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New Holland 1002 balewagon....$3500 Hesston 1014 swather................$1500

New Red Devil 6-ft. snow blower

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American Hay Master 500 series stack wagon.....................$7500 John Deere 3020 tractor, gas, excellent condition....................$7500 John Deere 6600 combine, gas, pickup header......... COMING IN Massey-Ferguson 510 combine with Perkins diesel............$3250 Hesston 1014 12-ft. swather........... .......................... NEEDS WORK New Holland 855 round baler.$3850 Tebben 5-ft. rotary mower, rough condition.............................$350 5-ft. rotary mower.....................$600 Minneaplois Moline disc seeder, grass attachment............ Just In Oliver tandem disk................$1500 1948 International H narrow front.. .........................................$1250

NEW Eagle box scrapers New Eagle 560HD..................... $625 New Eagle 566HD..................... $699 New Eagle 672HD..................... $729 New Eagle 784 HD.................... $779

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Tarter Equipment 6-ft. rotary mower...................$1435 5-ft. rotary mower...................$1350 4-ft. rotary mower...................$1165 7-ft. heavy duty disk plow.......$1500 6-ft. heavy duty disk plow.......$1000 3-ft. 1 bottom plow....................$695 (3) 7-ft. rock rakes, 3-point.......$600 (3) 6-ft. rock rakes, 3-point.......$575 7-ft. back blade.........................$475 6-ft. back blade.........................$425 Super Spear quick attach bale spear..................................$499

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New Holland 320 square baler........... .......................................For Parts Massey Fergusen 165 complete tractor...................................For Parts Ford 2000 Select-o-Speed...For Parts

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By Tim Petry, Extension Livestock Economist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department Several producers recently expressed their frustration with the volatility in cattle prices. Price movements of several dollars can occur from one day to the next, and cash and futures market prices even seem to move in opposite directions at times. Of course, uncertainty causes market volatility, and a number of supply and demand challenges are adding to market uncertainty. Weather issues always impact the market. By the end of June, expanding drought conditions caused about 26 percent of the U.S. beef cow herd to be in an area experiencing drought. Last year, only 6 percent of the beef herd was in drought, with the far northern Plains the hardest hit. The worst conditions are in the southwestern U.S., starting in northern Texas, western Oklahoma and Kansas and moving through states to the west. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows D4 (exceptional drought, which is the worst drought category) in several of those states. Moderate drought also is occurring in the far northern Plains, but conditions have improved greatly during the last year. Drought conditions pose the threat of forced beef cow herd liquidation and early movement of calves to market. Beef cow slaughter was up more than 12 percent from last year during the first six months of 2018. Drought in the winter wheat grazing area of the southern Plains caused early movement of calves from wheat pasture into feedlots. On March 1, almost 9 percent more cattle were on feed than were on feed at that time last year. That led to a 9 percent surge in cattle slaughter in May and June averaging 650,000 head per week. Weekly slaughter levels were the highest since 2013. Fed-heifer slaughter was up about 16 percent, indicating a slowdown in beef herd expansion. On the other side of the weather picture, the U.S. corn crop at the end of June was off to the best start in many years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop report rated 77 percent of the crop in good or excellent condition, with near ideal weather conditions. That, along with large corn carryover stocks and escalating trade issues with China and North American Free Trade Agreement countries, resulted in December corn futures prices declining about 60 cents per bushel. Declining corn prices are supportive to feeder cattle prices. Other factors being the same, a 10 cent per bushel change in corn prices usually causes about a $1 change in fall calf prices in the opposite direction. Record highs also create market uncertainty. U.S. pork, broiler (chicken) and total meat production were all record high in 2017. Those three categories are projected to be record high again in 2018. U.S. beef production likely will follow suit in 2018 with record high production, so record amounts of meat will be available to consume domestically or in the export market. The previous record high beef production occurred in 2002. Increasing supplies of meat usually result in lower livestock prices unless demand increases. On the domestic demand side, a strengthening U.S. economy has bolstered consumer incomes and reduced unemployment levels. The recently enacted tax cut that put more money in consumers’ pockets was expected to be supportive to meat demand. However, the increase in gasoline prices largely has offset that. Continuing with the “record high” theme, U.S. beef exports were record high in 2017 and very supportive to cattle prices. 2017 cattle prices averaged higher than they were in 2016, even with higher cattle numbers and increased meat production. Beef exports are projected to be record high again in 2018. A major reason for increased market volatility in the livestock and grain markets in the last few months revolves around seemingly ever-changing trade negotiations with several important trade countries. Positive outcomes with trade agreements are important to the U.S. beef industry so record beef exports, along with robust exports of competing meats, can continue. Until the trade disputes are resolved, expect cattle and other livestock price volatility to continue. ##### South Dakota is part of Midwestern USA. The state has got its name from the Sioux tribes named Dakota and Lakota. Its total area is 77,116 square miles. It used to be a division of Dakota Territory.


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We will have a display of the WEEDit Sprayer System at the

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January 17-19, 2019, Great Falls, MT

WEEDit:

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It’s hard to believe you can take the best loader in the industry and make it better. But that’s exactly what Bobcat has done. Our loaders offer more cab space, improved visbility, increased fuel capacity and more. It’s increased comfort and performance all across the board.

WEEDit’s intellgent sensors sample the ground 40,000 times per second searching for living plant matter and applies chemical only to the target, allowing you to increase chemical rates and still save money on applications. Use up to 90% less chemical - WEEDit combines very accurate and super fast weed detecting technology to only spray weeds in a highly efficient matter. High speed = high productivity - A very significant benefit of the Weedit is its high speed operation. This operating speed means more productivity and more time saved! Background calibration - WEEDit is less sensitive to changes in background conditions because it only measures cholorophyll, and is automatic so the system is always operating at its optimum. Electrical management - With so many solenoids, sensors and powerful light sources these systems place significant demands on power supplies. The WEEDit system overcomes these issues by running at 48V.

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2015 New Holland L230 skid steer, enclosed cab, 3060# lift ROC........................$39,900 New Holland C185 skid steer............$29,000 New Holland LT185 skid steer.........CALL (L)

John Deere CT332 open cab, hand & foot controls...........................................$24,900 Bobcat LR65 land rake.........................$6000 Gradall telehandler forks, hydraulic angle.$900

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USED TRACTORS Agco RT120 tractor, loader, grapple... $48,000 Valtra T140-4 with loader.............. $65,000 (L) John Deere 1020 tractor.......................$7299 Valtra C120 with loader......................$53,900 Ford 841 tractor/loader..........................$5900 Versatile 835 tractor...........................$14,900 Versatile 700 parting out, engine and some Massey Ferguson 4609.....................$49,900 tires gone. Massey Ferguson 4253 #23579..$25,000 (L) Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Agco RT135 with loader, FWD, grapple.......... Andy – 590-0372; Lance – 788-8012; .......................................................$64,900 Matt – 231-4028

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Vermeer BPX9000 Round and Square Bale Processor

USED PROCESSORS

Vermeer BPX9000 processor..............$21,000 Vermeer BP8000 with final cut............$15,500 Vermeer BP8000 processor................$11,900 Vermeer 7000 processor........................$8900 2012 Highline CFR650 processor..$18,500 (L)

Highline 6800 processor with Highline 500 mover..............................................$14,900 Bale King processor...................... $13,000 (L) Haybuster 256 Plus processor..............$8000 Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Lance – 788-8012; Matt – 231-4028

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Field Loaders

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USED SPRAYERS Freightliner with F/S sprayer............. $22,900 Brandt 85-ft. pull type sprayer............... $3900 Ag Shield 1500 sprayer...................... $20,900 Demco skid mount sprayer. #23959...... $2700

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ROUND BALERS

New Holland BR7090 net & twine..$22,000 (L) New Holland BR780 net & twine..$14,000 (L) New Holland BR780A twine only..........$6500 New Holland 664 twine only..................$7900 Case IH RB565 net & twine.......... $44,000 (L)

USED SWATHERS

Massey-Ferguson WR9760 16-ft. disc header....................................................$99,000 MacDon 7000 with 30-ft. 960 header.$27,900 John Deere 2320 swather. #23892.......$8900

Case RB564 baler..............................$25,000 Vermeer 605M net & twine.................$21,000 Vermeer 605XL baler. Stk #23475........$9000 Vermeer Super 605J twine only............$4900 John Deere 568 round baler..............$19,900 John Deere 530 baler...........................$4200

SQUARE BALERS

Massey Ferguson 2190 baler............$49,900 Massey Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter... $44,900 Case IH LBX432 3x4 with cutter........$54,900 New Holland BB960 baler.................$29,900

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USED AUGERS

Farm King 8x61 belt drive auger...........$1500

Plant more acres per day with the new 15 inch shank spacing and ShieldCore paired row opener. Rapid uniform crop emergence is the hallmark of well-designed seeding equipment.

USED AIR DRILLS

Case 800 50-ft., 10” spacing, 43 VRT Preci- Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 12” spacing....... sion SS drill, 3430 cart tow between, single .................................................$24,900 (L) chute..................Lease for $15,628/yr-oac Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing and HAYING EQUIPMENT 2320 air cart.............................$26,000 (L) Hayhiker 881 hay hauler. #23887................... ................................................. $12,900 (L) USED DRILLS MacDon 1300 bale stacker.................$14,900 John Deere 9450 40-ft. with 12” spacing. Sold Sitrex MK16 rake...............................$17,000 individually......................................... $2000 H&S Hay Machine II rake............... $4500 (L) John Deere 50-ft. drill hitch................... $1400 Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Lance – 788-8012; Matt – 231-4028

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CONSIGNMENTS

Haybuster CNF 430 vertical mixer with scales........................................$28,900 (L) Case IH MX150 tractor/loader............ $52,000 Versatile 876 tractor with high flow pump........ ....................................................... $29,500 Versatile 700 tractor. #23873................ $9500 John Deere 5020 tractor with PTO & loader... ..................................................$15,000 (L) Bobcat 5600 Toolcat.......................... $27,900 JCB skid steer.................................... $27,000 Kelly 60 backhoe..............................$4900 (L) Case IH 2188 combine, 1015 pickup header... ....................................................... $39,500 Case IH 1680 30-ft. head, pickup head.$19,000 Gleaner R72 combine........................ $41,900 Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 24-ft. header, pickup header.................... $30,000 Massey-Ferguson 850 combine with 24-ft. header, air reel.................................. $4500 New Holland CR7090 combine... $150,000 (L) New Holland TR97 combine,36-ft. Honeybee header, 13-ft. pickup with Swathmaster pickup attachment.......................... $42,500 International 1660 combine. #13168..$12,000

USED COMBINES

New Holland 9060 combine, no header.......... .....................................................$150,000 New Holland TR98 combine..............$29,900 New Holland TR97 combine..............$19,900 Gleaner R76 combine........................$95,000 Gleaner R65 combine........................$32,000 Gleaner R65 combine........................$32,000

USED HEADERS

Massey-Ferguson 2956A Round Baler Cash No Trade for $8695.58/year-oac

New Holland 340 Big Square Baler Cash No Trade for $18,933.07/year-oac

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Westfield MK13x91 swing auger.......$10,500

2014 MacDon D65D 40-ft. header......$57,900 MacDon FD70 36-ft. header...............$34,000 MacDon D60D 30-ft. header...............$36,000 MacDon D60S 35-ft. draper header....$29,900 MacDon 973 30-ft. header..................$20,000 MacDon 973 30-ft. header..................$20,000 MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, pickup reel.................................................$14,900 Agco 5200 36-ft. draper header..........$19,900 Gleaner pickup header with Super 8 attachment..................................................$5000 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.................$799

John Deere 7700 combine.................... $5500 John Deere 9400 combine. #23874... $12,000 White 9700 combine............................. $5294 Massey 8590 combine, parts only......... $2500 New Holland 94C 42-ft. double sickle, pickup reel, double swath.......................... $19,900 New Holland 971 header with Rake-Up pickup attachment......................................... $6000 MacDon D65D 40-ft. header............... $39,900 MacDon 962 36-ft. header.................. $16,900 Case DHX302 draper header............. $15,000 Westfield MKX13x84 auger............... $19,900 Westfield TFX10x36 auger.................... $9900 New Holland 1442 15’3” rotary disc...... $6700 Ag Shield 300 recon hay conditioner..$24,000 New Holland 575 baler. #23935............ $9500 Case 8465 round baler.......................... $5000 New Holland 166 inverter. #23933........ $4500 Case WRX301 rake........................$12,000 (L) H&S swing up rake. #23949..............$2500 (L) Sitrex RP3 rake. #23939......................... $700 New Holland 1032 balewagon. #23934..$7000 New Holland C1002 balewagon........... $2300 Ezee Haul 7-bale trailer. #23962........... $4800 Buhler 1500 7-bale retriever..........$14,950 (L) Spra-Coupe 4640, 60-ft. booms......... $29,500 Bourgault 950 sprayer, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank......................................... $8000 Morris Contour I 41-ft. air drill with 7240 cart. .................................................$99,000 (L) John Deere 9400 40-ft.x12” drills....... $12,000 Aerway 19-ft. harrow. #6928.................. $1200 Liquid fertilizer cart............................. $14,200 Quicke 660 loader - grapple.................. $5000

USED MISCELLANEOUS

New Holland 680 spreader..............$9000 (L) TMX trailer. #23955................................ $4000 International 2-ton truck....................... $1900 Matthews MC flail mower...................... $7900 John Deere 148 loader, grapple............ $5500 KC 3-pt. disc.......................................... $1900 Shaver HD-8 post pounder...................... $600 Hanson 3-pt. snowblower...................... $1900 Canola roller........................................... $1100 Spear with 4-ft, & 2 1-ft., fits Westendorf quick attach................................................... $500

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Recipe Patch by Geri

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1-1/2 cups dates, finely chopped 1 cup butter, softened 4 ounces red candied cherries, halved 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 ounces candied pineapple, diced 1 large egg 1/2 cup whole hazelnuts, toasted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container. (Cookies are best after a few days.) Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

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Fruitcake Christmas Cookies

1-1/2 teaspoons red paste food coloring 1 teaspoon butter 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided 2 packages (12 ounces each) white bak6 ounces cream cheese, softened ing chips, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 3 teaspoons shortening, divided 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint can1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed dies milk Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with butter. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine 3-1/4 cups white baking chips, chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in milk and food coloring; gradually add 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Spread into prepared pan. In another large microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining white baking chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Beat in cream cheese and extracts. Gradually beat in remaining confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over red layer; sprinkle with crushed candies. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: 3-3/4 pounds.

Sugar-free Eggnog

1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 7 cups fat-free milk, divided 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or rum extract 2 to 4 packets sugar substitute 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk

Combine pudding mix, 2 cups of milk, vanilla and sugar substitute in a bowl; mix according to pudding directions. Pour into a half-gallon container with a tight-fitting lid. Add 3 cups of milk; shake well. Add evaporated milk and shake. Add remaining milk; shake well. Chill. Yield: 8 servings.

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1/2 gallon cold milk, divided 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg In a large bowl, whisk 3/4 cup milk and pudding mix until smooth. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in the remaining milk. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings

Gumdrop Cookies

1-1/2 cups spice gumdrops 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/2 cup golden raisins 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Cut gumdrops into small pieces; place in a bowl. Add walnuts, raisins and 1/4 cup flour and toss to coat. In a large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar until blended. Beat in egg, then buttermilk. In another bowl, whisk remaining flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into shortening mixture. Stir in gumdrop mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 7 dozen.


Recipe Patch by Geri Caramel Pecan Rolls

TOPPING: 2 cups milk 2 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup butter 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup cornmeal FILLING: 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup butter, softened 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon yeast 2 large eggs In a saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool to 120°-130°. In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. Add cooled cornmeal mixture; beat on low until smooth. Add eggs and 1 cup of flour; mix for 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Combine the first three topping ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour into two greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Sprinkle with pecans; set aside. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each into a 12x15-in. rectangle; spread with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up dough from one long side; pinch seams and turn ends under. Cut each roll into 12 slices. Place 12 slices, cut side down, in each baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 1 minute; invert onto a serving platter. Yield: 2 dozen.

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HAY FOR SALE

Alfalfa & Alfalfa/grass irrigated hay, 1st, 2nd and 3rd cuttings, net wrap, round bales......................................... $100/ton and up Phone (406) 866-3522, Great Falls, MT

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Cranberry Orange Rugelach

1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 packages (5 ounces each) dried cranberries 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups golden raisins 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup orange juice 2 egg yolks 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon orange extract Melted chocolate, optional 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into four portions. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Preheat oven to 350°. Place cranberries, raisins and juice in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 12-in. circle; spread each with 1/2 cup cranberry mixture. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from wide end and place point side down 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets; brush with egg. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen

Peppermint Patties

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 9 cups confectioners’ sugar 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 3 tablespoons shortening Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties 1-1/2-1-3/4 in. in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 8 dozen.

Coconut Christmas Trees

3 cups sweetened shredded coconut 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup half-and-half cream 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 to 4 ounces dark chocolate candy coating Vanilla frosting, green sugar and assorted sprinkles In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a waxed-paper lined baking sheet; refrigerate, covered, 1 hour. Shape into trees; return to baking sheet. In a microwave, melt chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Spoon over or dip trunks of trees; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Decorate trees as desired with frosting, green sugar and sprinkles. Yield: 2 dozen.

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GRASS HAY FOR SALE 60 bales mostly grass hay, 1250 lb. round bales, twine..$100/ton Phone (406) 788-1986, Brady, MT

TRAILER FOR SALE

1985 Fruehauf 45-ft. inside rail, closed tandem on springs, steel frame, aluminum deck, 8-ft. extension on rear, 24.5 steel Budds, clean and straight. Phone Roger Rader (406) 264-5475, Sun River, MT

HEADER FOR SALE 2015 Shelbourne XCV 36 36-ft. stripper header, 210 hours, fits John Deere Phone (406) 392-7789, Lustre, Montana

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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

Ways to reduce grazing pressure

By NDSU Extension Service typically will not result in added benefits,” Some North Dakota cattle producers may Hoppe says. “Calves still prefer milk to be running short of good-quality forage. creep feed; therefore, creep feeding will “If forage quality or quantity is lacknot reduce milk consumption. However, it ing at this time of year, producers have may reduce forage consumption by calves.” several options to reduce grazing pressure Some research indicates that feeding and nutritional stress in the cow herd,” creep feed to potential replacement heifers says Janna Kincheloe, Extension livestock may reduce their milking ability as cows systems specialist at North Dakota State by increasing fat deposition and impacting University’s (NDSU) Hettinger Research tissue development in the udder. If heifers Extension Center. “Supplementing or subare receiving creep feed, producers should stituting forage, creep feeding and/or early limit the intake of creep feed with salt or weaning calves, and culling are strategies use high-fiber feeds such as oats, roughage to be considered.” products, soyhulls or wheat midds to keep Supplementation Issues calves from getting too fat. These feeds also Depending on forage conditions, supplewill minimize the risk of digestive disorders mentation may be necessary to ensure such as bloat and acidosis. adequate cow performance and milk proGenerally, creep feeds should contain duction. Ideally, supplementation strategies between 14 and 16 percent crude protein for an individual operation should be develand will be most palatable if using a simple oped based on costs, nutrient requirements mixture of at least two feeds and molasses. of the cow (cow size, stage of production, Feed efficiency and responses to creep etc.), and available forage quality and quanfeeding often are variable, so considering tity, according to Karl Hoppe, Extension the cost of added gain and potential returns livestock systems specialist at the NDSU based on predicted calf prices is important. Carrington Research Extension Center. Early Weaning Even if forage is widely available, the “If forage conditions are such that cow protein in mature, dry grass can be limited. performance is being compromised, early “In this case, high-quality protein weaning is one of the best ways to reduce supplements such as legumes, oilseeds or nutrient requirements and help thin cows byproduct feeds such as distillers grains increase condition,” Dhuyvetter says. can ensure that protein is adequate in the Respiratory disease can become an isrumen, thereby increasing overall available energy to the cow,” Hoppe says. “If protein sue quickly during hot, dry weather on is adequate but forage availability is limdusty pastures. Weaning calves early and managing them in lots where they can be ited, an energy supplement is probably the observed closely and treated for diseases if best option.” necessary may provide a health benefit. In Starchy energy supplements such as addition, younger calves are highly efficient grain can reduce forage digestibility and and able to take advantage of a higher plane utilization. However, producers can substiof nutrition. tute these feeds for a portion of the forage Most research shows that early weaned in times of forage shortages. Fiber-based calves should be retained for a period of supplements such as wheat midds, soyhulls time after weaning to maximize profitabiland byproduct feeds will provide additional energy without negative impacts on forage ity. Early weaned calves offer flexibility digestibility. because they can go back to grass or be In situations where forage availability placed in a backgrounding or accelerated and quality are low, a 20 to 30 percent profeeding program. Culling tein supplement that also is high in energy Strategic culling often is a good option (such as alfalfa hay or distillers grains) is if forage is limited. Cows that are unsound, preferred. are poor mothers or have a bad disposition, Grazing Strategies and those with bad teats, legs or feet are NDSU Extension livestock systems spegood candidates for culling. cialist John Dhuyvetter suggests that proCalves from cows that are slated to be ducers may need to consider an alternative culled could be weaned early and the cow grazing strategy using crop residue, warmcould be sold. Producers also could considseason annuals or hay land, depending on pasture conditions. Drylot feeding also may er keeping a smaller number of replacement be a viable option in some cases. Check out heifers than normal if higher-quality feed the NDSU Extension publication “Drylot is not available to develop them properly. Beef Cow-Calf Production” (https://tinyurl. “Determining the best strategy or combicom/DrylotCow-CalfProduction) for more nation of strategies during times of limited information on drylot cow-calf production forage availability or quality begins with options. taking an objective look at the individual Dhuyvetter recommends that producoperation,” Kincheloe says. These are some questions to consider: ers sample forages and have them tested • What are the pasture conditions? for quality, and then work with their local • What are your options? Extension agent or specialist to develop a • In what stage of production is your supplementation strategy. cow herd? Creep Feeding • What kind of facilities and management When forage quality and availability are are available? limited or milk production is poor, creep • How do potential options work into feeding is a management strategy that can your risk management and marketing increase calf weight gains and weaning plans? weights. For assistance with working through “If high-quality pasture and milk are these topics, contact your local NDSU available, calves probably already are Extension agent. gaining to their genetic capacity, and creep ##### The very first documented recipe for beer was on a 4,000-year-old Sumerian tablet containing the Hymn to Ninkasi, a prayer to the goddess of brewing. It is the oldest known documented recipe of any kind!

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

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NEW ITEMS

Case W36 wheel loader, 550 houors on replacement engine, 2814 total hours, new paint, excellent shape. Tag #Dan1218........................................$38,000 2011 Dodge new long box, fender flares, rear bumper and tailgate. Black in color. Tag #DanG1218....................................................................................$5500 John Deere 5-bottom pull-type moldboard plow. Tag #DanG1218.............$2500 John Deere 5-bottom pull-type plow with 16” shears. Tag #DanG1218......$2500 3 spear bale spear, fits bidirectional tractor. Tag #DonB1218......................$1200 Case 1200A 2WD tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO, 1/2 cab, power steering, power drawbar, new 18.4x30 rear tires, 92 hours. Tag #RodB1218.................$7500 CRP hay. Tag #SamL1218...................................................................... $100/ton 2012 John Deere 9770STS combine with JD 940D draper header, 1000 engine hours and 771 separator hours. Tag #Ralph1218............................$255,000 John Deere 2750 2WD tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO, loader. Tag #ArtH1218...$18,000 John Deere 2955 FWD tractor, loader, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #ArtH1218..$25,000 Shaver HD 10 3-point mount post pounder. Tag #TedH1218......................$3500 International 4900 truck with Mohrlang 480 mixer. Tag #BrokenP1218....$15,000 Farmhand 82C grinder/mixer. Tag #BobS1218...........................................$4500 1976 Ford F250 2-wheel drive, manual transmission in good shape. Tag #Jack1218.............................................................................................$4500 1996 GMC 3500 pickup with service box. Tag #JackW1218.......................$7500 1928 Ford Model A car. Tag #MontyL1218..............................................$16,000 Summers 32.5 ft. disc with 25” notched pans and rolling baskets. Tag #AustnM1218.............................................................................................$59,900 16-ft. enclosed trailer. Tag #Sam1218..................................................Just listed Aerway 18-ft. harrow with drawbar. Tag #Kerry1218..... Price reduced to $3500 Mirage 28-ft. triple axle trailer with extra overhang. Tag #Kerry1218. ................... .............................................................................. Priced reduced to $5500 Farm King 10-ft. 3-point hitch box scraper. Tag #Kerry1218................................. ................................................................................ Price reduced to $1200 1976 Ford F250 pickup, 2-wheel drive, manual transmission, gas. Tag #JackW1218.........................................................................................$6500 1996 GMC 3500 pickup with service box. Tag #JackW1218.......................$7500 New Holland 1068 bale wagon with Mil-Stack loader, makes bale wagon work with medium size square bales. Tag #ChrisF1218.

TRUCKS

1983 International 1724 2-ton truck with 18-ft. flatbed with tailgate hoist. Tag #BrokenP0117......................................................................................$5500 GMC 7000 truck with 1500 gallon tank, 16-ft. flatbed, 114,363 miles, 5 speed manual transmission. Tag #Jack0418....................................................... Call 1970 Ford LN600 truck with 18-ft. box and hoist, ShurLok tarp, 4&2 speed, 83,500 miles. Tag #JackW0418................................................................ Call 1979 International cab-over grain truck, 20-ft. ITB box, Cummins engine, 452,000 miles, tandem axle, 13 speed transmission. Tag #JohnA0618...........$25,000 1975 International 4300 conventional truck, 19-ft. Rtena box, 13 speed transmission, tandem axle, good rubber. Tag #JohnA0618........................$25,000 1989 Volvo truck with Jaylor 1500 mixer, new engine overhaul, new clutch, new knives on screw. Tag #Hillside0818....................................................$55,000 Ford 900 lineman’s truck. Tag #DaveT0818. 1994 Top Kick truck with 18-ft. van box, 6-speed trans. Tag #D&B0418.....$8000 1997 Ford F800 service truck, 8.3 Cummins, 9 speed, air brakes, 5000 lb crane, 246,000 miles. Tag #JasonA0916........................................................ $15,000 1989 GMC 7000 gravel truck, 5 speed/2speed, 47,116 miles. Tag #BrokenP0117..............................................................................................$8500 1948 Chevrolet truck with 14-ft. grain box. Tag #BobC0618.......................$1500 International 160 truck with 14-ft. box and hoist. Tag #D&B0418.................. Call 1952 rockpicking truck with 12-ft. box and hoist. Tag #JackW0418................. Call 1998 Freightliner truck, new tires. Tag #Sam0918..................................$19,000 1994 Ford LT9000 dump truck. Tag#Brent0718.......................................$36,000 1999 Kenworth W900 truck. Tag#Brent0718...........................................$26,000 1994 Ford LT900W truck. Tag#Brent0718................................................$22,000 1972 Ford F900 dump truck with 10-yard. Tag #JackW0418......................... Call International L160 truck with 16-ft. box and hoist, 4&2 speed transmission. Tag # #D&B0418............................................................................................. Call

GRAIN AUGERS

FarmKing 10x60 swing hopper auger. Tag #JohnA0618............................$9500 Westfield MK100 10”x61-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #GaryS0918...........$3900 Feterl 7”x27-ft. grain auger with Wisconsin engine. Tag #JackW041.............. Call Mayrath 60-ft. PTO grain auger. Tag #BrokenP0117.....................................$750

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

New Luck Now Tmr mixers. Tag #Larry0418. New Fair bale processors. Tag #Larry0418 New Harsh mixer wagons. Tag #Larry0418. See Me about your bale processor needs. Highline 6800 multi bale processor. Tag #JR1018...................................$14,900

TRAILERS

1991 Aljo 21-ft. gooseneck travel trailer, sleeps 6, has refrigerator and sink, air conditioning, sound system. Tag #Mary0918........................................$8500 1998 Red River belly dump trailer. Tag #Sam0918..................................$15,000 Fire trailer with 3 fire hoses, 500 gallon tank, Honda, great for upcoming harvest. Dave T0818...........................................................................................$6500 Service trailer with fuel tank, Miller welder, crane. Tag #DaveT0818. 1992 Twanco trailer. Tag#Brent0718........................................................$17,500 1979 Cook 40-ft. belly dump gravel trailer, single gate, completely rebuilt. Tag #Pack0716.........................................................................................$17,500 1998 PJ 24-ft. gooseneck trailer, 7500 lb. axles, tie down straps. Tag #Pack0617. ..............................................................................................................$7500 24-ft tandem dually trailer. Tag #VicC0218.................................................... $5500 Lufkin 48-ft. double drop trailer. Tag #RianC1018....................................$17,000 42-ft. drop deck trailer, 25-ton capacity. Tag #Pack1018...........................$12,000 1994 Interstate trailer, pintle hitch. Tag #CarlT1018. 1979 Wilderness travel trailer, 20-ft. bumper pull, 2” ball, good tires, 2 30# bottles........................................................................................................$5000 Donahue 24-ft. trailer. Tag #CarlT1018.

ROUND & SQUARE BALERS

John Deere 567 twine tie round baler, 10,500 bales, new chains and belt drive. Tag#Harvey0918................................................................................$18,000 1992 New Holland 2000 big square baler. Tag #ArtH0518......................$12,000 1993 New Holland 499 12-ft. pull type haybine. SN 539811. Tag #JohnDR0418. ..............................................................................................................$2800 IBX 432 big square baler. Tag #DougR0818.............................................$37,000 Krone 3x3x8 baler. Only 11,000 bales have been through it. Tag #GaryS1217..... ...........................................................................................................$24,000 2014 John Deere 569 round baler, Mega Wide pickup, net wrap. Tag #Sam1018. 2003 John Deere 567 round baler, twin wrap, 1000 PTO, 13,000 bales, fairly new belts. Tag #Harvey1018..............................................................$12,000 2005 Challenger RB 56 round baler, twine wrap, 1000 PTO, only 4400 bales. Tag #Harvey1018...............................................................................$13,000

2016 Wacker Neuson ST35 track skid loader and 2016 Wacker Neuson WL34 wheel loader FOR SALE OR RENT Call Huggy at 1-406-229-0662 or Larry at 1-406-690-3761

Financing Available

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

International 656 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point, 741 loader, 5302 hours, needs seat. Tag #D&B0418. 1993 Versatile 876 (blue) tractor, 20.8x38 duals, weights, manual transmission, only 2438 hours, tractor is immaculate. Tag #JackW0418........................ Call John Deere 3010 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point. Tag #ANF0618...........$8500 Steiger PTA 310 Panther tractor with Degelman front blade with 24.5x32 tires. Tag #Reid0818...................................................................................$27,000 John Deere 4520 tractor with loader. Tag #GaryS0918. John Deere 2240 tractor with 3-point. Tag #GaryS0918. Case 105U MFD tractor, 3-point hitch, 540/1000 PTO, cab, heat, low hours. Tag #Sam0918..........................................................................................$30,000 John Deere 80 tractor with power steering, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF0618.......$8500 John Deere 3020 tractor. Tag #ANF0618. John Deere 830 tractor. Tag #ANF0618......................................................$9500 Case 1030 tractor with DuAl loader, 540 PTO. Tag #RichT0418.................$7000 Big Bud HN360 tractor, 855 Cummins engine, 400 hp. Tag #ArtH0518..$45,000 John Deere 6125R tractor with 340 loader, 3-point, FWD, 2300 hours. Tag #Sam1018........................................................................................$135,000 International 444 2WD tractor, loader, 3-point, 38 HP, 540 PTO, 1976 hours. Tag #Wayne1017.........................................................................................$7500

SEVERAL SIZE PLOWS FOR SALE!!! SWATHERS & MOWER CONDITIONERS

New Holland HW320 windrower with 18-ft. header and has 2280 hours. Tag #Sam0918..........................................................................................$29,000 John Deere 450 windrower with 16-ft. rotary disc header, 760 machine hours, 1100 engine hours. Tag #Rog0918..................................................$110,000 2015 New Holland windrower with 18-ft. HS header, 500 hours. Tag #Sam0918.. ...........................................................................................................$88,000 New Holland 1425 for parts. Tag #Marion0918. Hesston 8450 windrower with 14-ft. auger header. Tag #Neal0518.........$27,000 New Holland 1100 swather with 12-ft. header. Tag #Scotty0618................$7500 New Holland 1112 windrower with 3200 hours. Tag #Marty0718............$15,000 New Holland 910 swather with 14-ft. header, gear drive. Tag #D&B0418...... Call New Holland swather. Tag #CarlT1018.

SKID STEERS and MANURE SPREADERS FOR RENT

HARROWS

Riteway 8100 heavy harrow. Tag #Doug0518..........................................$39,500 NEW pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0518...................................... $179 per section NEW!! Wessex 4x6 pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0418..............................$170 ea. 2- 6-ft. spike tooth harrow with drawbar. Tag #JackW0418............................. Call 18-ft. drawbar spike tooth harrow. Tag #JackW0418....................................... Call 4- 6-ft. mounted harrow. Tag #JackW0418...................................................... Call Degelman 6-ft. harrow. Tag #JackW0418....................................................... Call 3-Spike tooth harrows. Tag #JackW0418.................................................$125 ea. Noble harrows. Tag #JackW0418. Aerway 18-ft. pasture harrow with drawbar. Tag #Kerry1018......................$5500

COMBINES

John Deere 9500 combine with 930D draper. Tag #Ralph0718...............$72,000 2013 John Deere S690 combine, 1000 engine hours, 995 separator hours, Premier chopper. Tag #Grant0318.........................................................$285,000 John Deere 9650 STS combine with 36-ft. MacDon 962 header, 2400 separator hours. Tag #Gordon0818....................................................................$35,000 John Deere 6620 combine with John Deere 925 25-ft. header. Tag #Jeff0818.... ..............................................................................................................$7500 New Holland TR 86 combine with 30-ft. header and 13-ft. pickup header with RakeUp pickup attachment, 3650 hours. Tag #Lyle0918. Case IH 1680 combine, 30.5x32 tires, good feeder chain. Tag #JackW0418..Call Gleaner L2 combine with 24-ft. header with Crary air reel. Tag #Richard0918...... ..............................................................................................................$6000 Gleaner L2 combine with 24-ft. header with Crary air reel, 2766 engine hours. Tag #Richard0918.................................................................................$6000 2007 Case IH 7010 combine with 1200 separator hours, 36-ft. Honey Bee double sickle header. Tag #Jess0918. Gleaner L2 combine with 24-ft. header with Crary air reel, 2092 engine hours. Tag #Richard0918.................................................................................$6000 MM 4292 combine with 16-ft. header. Tag #Joanne1018. John Deere 6600 gas combine. Tag #CarlT1018........................................$2000

Harsh Feeder Equipment ----------------------------------Wacker-Neuson Construction Equipment FINANCING AVAILABLE

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

2016 New Wacker Neuson ST track skid steer loader. Tag #LarryB0617. 2016 New Wacker Neuson WL34 wheel loader. Tag #LarryB0617. 1986 International 560 loader. Tag #Brent0718......................................$22,000 2011 John Deere 304 loader. Tag #Brent0718........................................$67,000 Case 850 crawler/dozer, 10-ft. dozer blade, bucket. Tag #BrokenP0117....$15,000 XL2410 skid steer mounted snowblower used very little. Tag #GaryC0318. 2011 Cat 420 tractor/loader/backhoe. Tag #Brent0718............................$75,000 2015 Hitachi 50G mini excavator. Tag#Brent0718...................................$79,000 New Holland L220 skid steer loader. Tag #Pack1018.

SPRAYERS & SPREADERS

Summers 60-ft. sprayer mounted on pickup. Sprayer has triple nozzles, 8 hp Honda motor. Tag #JackW0418................................................................ Call 1982 Valmar 240 granular applicator, hydraulic drive, mounted on homemade cart. Tag #HerbK0916 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 100-ft. booms, John Deere rate controller. Tag #BigSky0718................................................................................................$5500 2007 New Holland SF216 sprayer, 80-ft. booms, wind screens, rinse tank, mixer tank, 1600 gallon tank, double nozzles. Tag #Dale0318.....................$15,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 100-ft. booms, double nozzles. Tag #HerbK0518. New Holland 195 manure spreader for sale or rent. Tag #Hug1018.

ANTIQUE TRACTORS

International Farmall Cub tractor, new paint, 540 PTO. Tag #RonA0316..$4500 John Deere B tractor, 540 PTO, new tires all around, runs great. Tag #RonA0316 John Deere 60 tractor, 540 PTO, runs great. Tag #RonA0316 John Deere M rebuilt antique tractor, 2-pt., 540 PTO. Parade ready tractor. Tag #GaryH0916......................................................................................$11,000 John Deere 520 tractor, 540 PTO, 3-pt., new paint, runs great. Tag #RonA0316. ..............................................................................................................$6500 John Deere D tractor with hydraulic package. Tag #DGeer1008................$3800 John Deere R tractor, 540 PTO, cab. Tag #WSpiecher1008.......................$5000 International 300 tractor, 3-pt., power steering, loader. Tag #Cliff0416......$3600 John Deere B tractor, tricycle front. Tag #ANF0216 John Deere AW tractor. Tag #ANF0216......................................... Call for Details Farmall Super M 2WD tractor. Tag #ANF0415...........................................$3500 International Farmall M tractor. Tag #Larry0913........................................$2500 Farmall M tractor, F10 loader. Tag #BobK0214

LAST MONTH’S NEW ITEM

1973 Moto-Ski T4500 snowmobile, like new. Tag #Hug1118......................$1500 Massey 35 25-ft. pull type swather in excellent shape with extra parts. Tag #Hug1118.............................................................................................$1900 1974 Homemade flatbed trailer with 107” deck, wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1118...................................................................................$2500 (2) Liberty 41 gallon sewage pumps. Tag #KenW1118........................$600 each Mayflower truck, 30-ft. van body. Tag #LarryK1118. John Deere 2010 2WD tractor, loader, 3-pt., PTO. Tag #JerSmt1118........$8500 Massey 850 combine with 24-ft. header and air reel. Tag #KenT1118........$6500 Round baler feeders. Tag #BCColony1118..............................................$550 ea. 24-ft. portable corral panels. Tag #BCColony1118.........................................$350 24-ft. panels with 12-ft. gate. Tage #BCColony1118......................................$450 Fuller 12-speed transmission. Tag #Andy1118. Ag Rain 3570 Big Reel, 4” plastic hose, sprinkler head. Tag #JimH1118...$8500 16x10 calf sheds. Tag #JoeBC1118.............................................................$2500 (2) 18.4x34 tires and wheels. Tag #SteveH1118......................................$750 ea. John Deere 1600 35-ft. plow with 11/4” shanks. Tag #Dave1118.................$6000 Berkeley pump, 25 hp, 3 phase, control box. Tag #BobC1118.....Price Pending B&W 5th wheel ball out of 1988 1-ton Chevrolet. Tag #BobC1118...............$250 Clinton 3 hp motor, 2 stroke. Good for bale elevator. Tag #BobC1118............$50 Vermeer BPX 9000 bale processor, round and square bales. Tag #KlintS1118... ...........................................................................................................$24,000 82-ft. snow fence. Tag #Andy1118.................................................$1.50 per foot. Case IH Puma 180 FWD tractor with loader and grapple, Tag #Wayne1118........ ...........................................................................................................$80,000 2-front grill guards for Ford pickups. Tag #DBK1118................................$400 ea. Westin grill guard. Tag #DBK1118................................................................$600 Eddie Bauer gooseneck trailer with new brakes, new LED lights. Tag #DBK1118.............................................................................................$4800 Concord 6012 3 rank air seeder with Fargo 3350 stainless steel air cart. Tag #DBK1118..........................................................................................$25,000 Hesston 8100 windrower with 30-ft. DSA header. Tag #BlakeS1118.......$18,000 Hesston 1460 discbine. Tag # BlakeS1118..............................................$10,500 1978 Case 1480 combine. Tag #BlakeS1118..............................................$8500 New Holland 144 windrow inverter. Tag #BlakeS1118................................$3000 International 5000 swather with 21-ft. header. Tag #BlakeS1118...............$7500 International 5000 swather with 14-ft. auger header, diesel. Tag #BlakeS1118.... ..............................................................................................................$6500 Cat 6-way blade to fit skid steer loader. Tag #Pack1118..............................$4800 New Holland 664 round baler, net wrap. Tag #Ron1118.............................$3500 New Holland 426 pull type square baler. Makes 16”x18” bales, hydraulic tension and quarter turn bale chute. Tag #Ron1118..........................................$4500 Bale King 3000 bale processor. Never has had twine or net wrap in the beater unit. Excellent shape. Tag #Ron1118.................................................$10,500 7-ft. skid steer mounted finishing mower. Tag #Roy1118.............................$4500 9-ft. snow blade. Tag #Roy1118...................................................................$4500 PJ 24-ft. tandem axle gooseneck trailer with 7000# axles. Tag#Grant1118...$6500 2013 Sunflower 60-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3 Rank Edge on shank with 360 bushel air cart. Tag #KevinB1118............................$165,000 24-ft. gooseneck with slide-out ramps. Great trailer for hauling hay, new tires. Tag #Raya1118............................................................................................$3800 MacDon 9352 swather with 30-ft. 972 header and header trailer. Tag #Kim1118. ...........................................................................................................$38,000 JSmith 100 air compressor. Great for blowing off your combines. Tag #BobS1118...................................................................................Just listed Farmhand grinder mixer. Tag #BobS1118...........................................Just listed Flex-Coil trailer type post pounder. Tag #BobS1118...........................Just listed Versatile 850 4WD tractor. Tag #BobS1118........................................Just listed Brandt 1060 swing hopper grain auger. Tag #JohnA1118..........................$8500

AIR SEEDERS & DRILLS

Concord 3542 air drill, 12” spacing, 2000 Concord air cart with engine drive. Tag #Spencer0518....................................................................................$25,000 1995 Concord 4012 40-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing with 3400 air cart, 5” carbide tips, good condition. Tag #RonH0318.................................................$29,000 2009 Bourgault 5725 air seeder with 6700 4-compartment air cart. Tag #GaryG0818. 2011 Case IH 800 70-ft. air drill, 3430 cart with 3 compartments, 430 bushels, all run monitors. Tag #McRae0818.........................................................$65,000 Versatile 2000 42-ft drills on transport hitch, 12” spacing. Packers have been recapped. Tag #GaryS0218..................................................................$6500 3-International 7100 drills, 10” spacing, semi pneumatic packers. Tag #GeraldF0418. Flexi-Coil 5000 52-ft. 9” spacing air drill with 2320 tow behind air cart, updated loading auger. Tag #JackW0418. 40-ft. of John Deere drills, 4 10-ft with 10” spacing, steel packers, John Deere transport, markers. Tag #JohnA0618.................................................$12,500 50-ft. set of John Deere 9400 drills, 10” spacing, fertilizer boxes, transport hitch, packer wheels are capped. Tag #Wayne0518....................................$25,000 Hay Buster 40-ft. no-till drill, 12” spacing. Tag #Russ0514.......................$15,000 2-Melroe 8-ft. 9” spacing drills. Tag #CarlT1018......................................$700 ea.

COMBINE & HAY HEADERS

John Deere 940D 40-ft. draper header. Tag #RalphJ0718. 2004 MacDon 972 36-ft. header to fit NH TV140 tractor. Tag #DaveT0916 New Hollland 16H header with 276 Versatile tractor adapter. Tag #Russ0818. Case IH 1015 pickup header, Sund pickup. Tag #RonD0818......................$6500 Case IH 1010 straight cut header. Tag #JackW0417...................................$6000 John Deere 212 pickup header, Victory pickup attachment. Tag #Rog0916.$3500 John Deere 212 pickup header, Sund pickup attachment. Tag #Gord1215

BALE MOVERS

New Holland 1049 bale wagon. Tag #MarionT1018.

SEASONS GREETINGS MISCELLANEOUS

New!! Danuser skid steer mounted hammer. Tag #Hug0418...Preseason Price Wheatheart Heavy Hitter post pounder. For Sale or Rent. Tag #0616.Call Huggy!!! 2016 H&S 125 manure spread, like new. Tag #FredV0218........................ $10,000 New Holland 195 manure spreader. For rent or sale. Tag #....................... $13,500 NEW!! Danuser 48” pallet fork for skidsteer loader. Tag #Hug0518..............$890 Valmar 320 Fargo spreader mounted on 54 harrow cart, good shape. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................. Call Hutchinson 36-ft. belt conveyor. Tag #Jess0918.....................................$18,000 Husqvarna RZ24219 42” zero turn mower, low hours. Tag #Lynn0918......$2800 Farmhand bale clamp. Tag #Neal0518.......................................................$1700 Batch Boy chemical mixer. Tag #BK0117...................................................$4500 Case grapple fork to fit skid steer loaders. Tag #DaveT0818. L shaped 90-gallon fuel tank with electric fuel pump. Tag #JasonB0818.......$900 Pulse 1750 portable generator. Tag #HowardW0218 Walinga 6614 grain vac. Tag #Ron0518...................................................$11,500 8-ft. 3-pt. snowblower, PTO, Tag #BobC0618...............................................$3500 12-ft. blade off of Cat 85 track tractor. Tag #Russ0518................................$6500 Farm Saw chainsaw. Tag #HowardW0218 Detroit 353 diesel engine. Tag #RogerF0618. Box of Hesston 6400 parts. Tag #Neal0518...................................................$200 John Deere 360 36-ft. swinger disc. Tag #BC0318. Golf cart. Tag #EPaul0818...........................................................................$3500 125-ft. of 14 gauge link fence with 4 gates. Tag #Paul0918...........................$500 Squeeze chute, good shape. Tag #D&B0418................................................. Call Minn-Kota high lift rock picker, hydraulic drive. Tag #JackW0418...............$1500 Bale spear for skid steer loader. Tag #Hug0618............................................$650 Bale spear for Furo-Style attachment. Tag #Hug0618...................................$665


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2015 Deere 210L Skip Loader cab, heat, air conditioning, 4-in-1 bucket, wheel weights, 4x4, joystick controls, good tires, 429 hours, new condition!

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1992 Kenworth W900L Dump Truck 450 hp, 15 over transmission, Eaton 404, 8-bag air ride, tag axle, 240” wheelbase, good 24.5 rubber, new 16-ft. Canuck box, AR480 floors, electric tarp, highlift tailgate, pintle hitch, VIT interior, air conditioning, recent DOT inspection

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2010 Genie GR20 Scissor Lift 25-ft. 9 inch working height, 350# lift capacity, 2450# dry weight, 194 hours. 2005 Deere 310SG Backhoe Cab, heat, air conditioning, extend-a-hoe, 4x4, ride control, front & rear hydraulics. Includes (3) extra buckets, 1084 hours.

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1999 Ford F450 Flatbed Pickup 7.3 Powerstroke, manual transmission, gooseneck hitch, transfer tank, new tires, new batteries, 277,000 miles

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2007 Allight Light Plant diesel engine, 5 lights, hydraulic outriggers & tower, nice!

2003 Freightliner Truck Detroit Series 60, Century 112 model, 10 speed autoshift, pusher axle, 2-line wet kit, new EGR, aluminum wheels, 22.5 rubber

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$6950

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$37,500

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2019 PJ 14-ft. x 83” Low-Pro high side dump trailer scissor hoist, tarp, (2) 7000# axles, spare tire, 4-ft. sides Also available:16-ft.........$9700

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LAND FOR SALE IN HAVRE, MT

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TRACTOR FOR SALE

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New MSU vice president of agriculture

After a national search, Montana State University has selected Sreekala Bajwa to become its next vice president of agriculture. Bajwa has been serving as chair of North Dakota State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and professor of agricultural engineering since 2012. She will begin at MSU on January 14. As the vice president of agriculture, Bajwa will oversee a teaching, education and research network that stretches across Montana with seven agricultural research centers, five academic departments and five Bozeman-based campus farms and ranches. The College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station collectively conduct research to address production challenges to benefit the agricultural industry in Montana. “The College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station are cornerstones of our land-grant mission,” said MSU President Waded Cruzado. “Our search produced many strong candidates, but in Dr. Bajwa, we have found someone extremely qualified to lead agriculture at Montana State into its future through her pioneering vision for new applications in agriculture and natural resources.” Bajwa said she is honored to be chosen as the next vice president of agriculture “I’m grateful for this opportunity to join a thriving university with a deep commitment to excellence and innovation,” she said. “I intend to continue supporting the university’s diverse agroscience research while promoting MSU’s students, faculty and programs in line with its land-grant missions. I very much look forward to getting to know the Big Sky state and working with our stakeholders and partners.” Bajwa has an extensive background in agricultural engineering and developing technology for smart agriculture. She is a highly regarded researcher of precision agriculture and has provided international leadership into research and education for

applying remote sensing and unmanned aerial systems to agricultural systems Under her leadership, NDSU was ranked 18th in the world for precision agriculture by Precision Agriculture Professionals, and she led the development of that university’s academic major and minor in precision agriculture. She has worked collaboratively with NDSU Extension, the agricultural experiment station, USDA-ARS, and many industries including Fortune 500 technology companies on a multi-million dollar initiative to improve smart farming. Her technological accomplishments include four inventions in digital agriculture and bio-based materials, and she has been lead investigator or co-investigator on 45 grant-funded projects worth more than $19 million. She is the author of five book chapters and more than 68 journal articles. Bajwa received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Kerala Agricultural University in India, her master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India and her doctorate of agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bajwa was chosen after a national search conducted by a six-person committee, chaired by Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Bob Mokwa. She replaces outgoing Vice President of Agriculture Charles Boyer, who will retire in December. The College of Agriculture comprises five academic departments: Agricultural Economics and Economics, Animal and Range Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, and the Department of Research Centers; as well as the Division of Agricultural Education, and includes the Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine. ##### Ugandans mix green beans with sweet grasses and various spices, dry them, and then wrap these in grass packets, which were then hung in their homes. It serves as talisman and as decoration.


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2015 New Holland L230 skid steer loader, cab, air, heat, E-H controls, bucket, 800 hours... .......................................................$43,100 2005 New Holland LS170 skid steer loader, hydraulic quick attach, weights, block heater, bucket, 2470 hours.........................$17,500 2000 New Holland LS170 skid steer loader, block heater, bucket, 3050 hours. Great shape.............................................$15,500 2004 JCB 212 SU backhoe, 4WD, cab, air, heat, loader, 4-1 bucket, 560 hours.........$32,500 John Deere 450 dozer, 6-way mechanical blade........................................ Make Offer New Holland 716C 9-ft. snowblower, hydraulic chute & deflector, 3-pt. unit...............$5000 New Holland 63SC BA 63” front mount snowblower, fits NG compact tractor.........$3800 BoDozer 10-ft. blade with hydraulic angle, loader mounted, for TV series tractors........ ..........................................................$6500 Huge selection of SSL, CTL and mini excavators ready for work!!

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Supreme 1200T mix wagon with twin screw and tub extension .................................$63,500 Farm King Y810E 8x12 unloading auger, electric motor...........................................$2000 New Holland 7614 loader for TV series tractor. Excellent!!......................................$10,500 Koyker 150 loader mounts and bucket for smaller tractor...................................$2500 Ford grapple, 5-ft., came off bucket from Ford 276/9030 bidirectional.........................$950 Curtis 7-ft. snow blade, hydraulic angle, loader mounts.................................................Call Curtis 6-ft. snow blade, hydraulic angle, skidsteer mounts........................................Call Frontier RB1210 10-ft. 3-pt. rear blade, hydraulic angle and tilt, manual offset..........$3950 Land Pride 1572 72” 3-pt. rear blade........$600 A&B Eagle 78” 3-pt. scarifier.....................$400 Farm King Y60RR 60” 3-pt. landscaping rake... ............................................................$350 Erskine 1080R 9-ft. 3-pt. PTO driven snowblower, hydraulic chute and deflector.$7500 Fair 848A 8-ft. 3-pt. PTO driven snowblower, double chute, hydraulic control.........$7500 Schulte 9600 8-ft. 3-pt. snowblower, hydraulic chute and deflector...........................$4500 New Holland 6-ft. front mount snowblower, fits New Holland compact tractor............$2500 Buhler 8-ft. 3-pt. PTO driven snowblower, hydraulic chute and deflector............$1500 Holder MP44SB 4-ft. 3-pt. PTO driven snowblower................................................$1500 Beltec heavy duty post hole auger..........$1500 New Holland 906 post hole digger, 12” bit.$975 Land Pride PD15 3-pt. post hole auger, 12” bit ............................................................$900


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Our Advertising Deadline for the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 2nd. Phone us at (406) 271-5533.

Mold and mycotoxins in horse hay By PennState Extension

LOOKING TO BUY Heavy disk, 10-12-ft. wide, either 3 pt. or hydraulic lift. Call 406-945-0905• Chester, MT

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1999 Ford F550 XLT 4x4, loaded hauler, RV bed, 7.3 Power Stroke diesel, automatic, performance transmission, custom bumper, low miles, runs good, clean.............................$19,500

1979 Oshkosh 6x6, chassis only, 290 Big Cam Cummins, 8LL transmission. Runs good, great for water truck, etc... ..........................................$8500 obo

1989 Wisconsin 20 ton tilt bed, 30ft. x 100”, hydraulic tilt and tail, tandem duals, 17.5 tires, factory electric brakes, tows nice....................$10,000

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Cat 420E backhoe, cab with heat/air, excavator controls, 2350 hours, really nice machine............ ........................................ $50,000

1998 Smith Co. side dump trailer, tandem axle, air ride, good tires.... ........................................ $22,500

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1986 Freightliner water truck, 4000 gallon tank, 400 Cummins, 15 speed. Truck looks ruff but runs good.................................... $9000

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Hay with a high moisture content is at risk for developing mold. There are a variety of health risks for horses that consume moldy hay. What Causes Mold to Grow on Hay? Much hay has been rained on or left lying in the field for prolonged periods of time due to excessively wet and humid conditions. The long drying periods with high humidity can allow mold to grow on the hay in the field. Rain and poor drying weather have caused some hay to be baled wetter than desired. With high humidity, normal drying in storage may not occur and hay can retain elevated levels of moisture allowing mold growth. Mold and bacteria will grow on hay (without preservative added) at moisture levels above 14% to 15%. The mold growth produces heat, carbon dioxide and water, which further damages the hay. Moldy hay can result in dry matter and nutrient loss and produce spores and dust. Drying of stored hay is enhanced by increasing ventilation, creating air spaces between bales, reducing stack size, and stacking in alternating directions. Since moisture tends to move up and out the top of a stack of bales, ample headspace should be provided above a stack in a barn, allowing moisture to evaporate. Molds commonly found in hay include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporum, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium, and Rhizopus. These molds can produce spores that cause respiratory problems, especially in horses and, under some conditions, will produce mycotoxins. Horses are particularly sensitive to dust from mold spores and can develop a respiratory disease like asthma in humans called Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), commonly referred to as heaves. A horse with RAO will have a normal temperature and a good appetite, but will often have decreased exercise tolerance, coughing and nasal discharge. Labored breathing occurs during exercise and, in some cases, while at rest. Hypertrophy of the abdominal oblique muscle used for expiration creates the characteristic ‘heave line’ seen on horses with RAO. Some horses are highly allergic to certain mold spores while others seem to be minimally affected. Strategies to reduce dust exposure are as follows: • Do not feed dusty and moldy hay and grains. • Keep horses outside as much as possible. • Place feed at a lower level so particles are not inhaled through the nostrils. • Feed hay outside to minimize dust problems. • In severe cases, hay cubes may replace hay. • Soak dusty hay for 5 to 30 minutes before feeding. This will help minimize respiratory problems associated with dust and mold spores but will not reduce the

threat of mycotoxin contamination. • Store hay away from your horse as much as possible and ensure any hay in the vicinity is kept dry to reduce mold. • If the horse is housed indoors, ensure that there is good, draft-free ventilation. Table 1 contains classification of risks at various mold spore counts. While most molds do not produce mycotoxins, the presence of mold indicates the possibility of mycotoxin presence and animals being fed moldy hay should be watched carefully for mycotoxin symptoms. What are Mycotoxins and How Can They Affect My Horse? High moisture hay can also lead to the proliferation of bacteria, molds and fungus that can produce mycotoxins that are dangerous to horses and other livestock species. Some forage laboratories will test for the presence of mold and mycotoxins. If hay is moldy, do not feed it. Although the effects of mycotoxins on horses are not well documented in scientific literature, in field situations apparently mycotoxin problems appear to be significant. Mycotoxins have been implicated in a variety of health problems including colic, neurological disorders, paralysis, hypersensitivity, and brain lesions. The cumulative effect of feeding low levels of mycotoxins may also contribute to a gradual deterioration of organ functions. Other symptoms of mycotoxins in forages include: 1. Intake reduction or feed refusal. 2. Reduced nutrient absorption and impaired metabolism, including altered digestion and microbial growth, diarrhea, intestinal irritation, reduced production, lower fertility, abortions, lethargy, and increased morbidity. 3. Alterations in the endocrine and exocrine systems. 4. Suppression of the immune system, which predisposes horses to many diseases. 5. Cellular death causing organ damage. What is Propionic Acid and Why is it Used on Hay? Some hay growers apply preservatives (organic acids, yeast cultures, enzymes, etc.) to prevent the growth of the bacteria and fungi that sometimes cause heat, musty odor and mold in inadequately dried hay. Most preservatives applied to horse hay contain organic acids that are the same as those found in the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Propionic and acetic acid, the most common organic acids in hay preservatives, are produced naturally in the cecum and colon of the horse because of microbial digestion of fibrous feeds. These organic acids can be used as mold inhibitors and applied when hay is not yet dry enough to bale safely, but rain is coming, and the crop may be lost if not baled early. Studies have shown a decrease in the heating and molding of hay during storage with the use of preservatives. CONTINUED ON PAGE B21


Mold and mycotoxins in horse hay CONTINUED FROM PAGE B20

A study conducted at the University of Illinois found that yearlings receiving hay treated with a mixture of propionic and acetic acids consumed just as much hay and gained just as much weight over a one-month feeding trial as yearling’s consuming untreated hay. Clinical measures of the horses’ wellbeing were not affected by consumption of preservative-treated hay, indicating that the hay had no negative effects on the horses. A study conducted at Cornell University showed that when given a choice, horses preferred untreated alfalfa to alfalfa that was treated with a mixture of propionic and acetic acid. However, when only given the choice of acid treated hay, the horses readily consumed it. Thus, after a short conditioning period, horses will consume acid-treated hay. However, caution should be used when feeding hay that was baled at very high moisture levels, using higher levels of pro-

Flowers of Christmas

Poinsettia - Legend has it that a poor, young girl in Mexico was on her way to Christmas eve mass. She had nothing to bring to the Christ child. So, she picked some green plants along the side of the road. When she arrived at the church, the plants had burst into beautiful red blooms. You guessed it, she was carrying Poinsettias. In the 1800s, U.S.Ambassador Joel Roberts Poinsett, brought the plants back with him to the U.S. He gave the plants, which would come to be named after him, as a gift to family and friends. Christmas Cactus got it’s name as it’s tiny red flower opens up just in time for Christmas. Many people grow them as indoor houseplants. They like the dry air of your home in the winter. They also are popular Christmas gifts. Mistletoe - Dating back to ancient history, Mistletoe is a sign of peace, goodwill and love. Current tradition is for a young lady to stand under the mistletoe awaiting her lover’s kiss. Heaven help the young beau that does not take a hint. Want to harvest some Mistletoe? Then, get out your shotgun! Holly is a tree or shrub with prickly green leaves and red berries. It’s green and red colors are the colors of the season. It is attractive and used in a wide variety of decorations. ##### Dark chocolate has been scientifically shown to be beneficial to human health. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, and other varieties are not.

pionic acid. It is important to let that hay cure for several weeks so that the acid has time to dissipate and the hay has a chance to cure. This is especially true when feeding large round and square bales. There have been suspected cases of colic when horses were fed hay baled at very high moisture levels (29%) containing high levels of acid. Hay that is baled at high moisture levels should not be stored beneath or next to hay that was baled at appropriate moisture levels without the addition of an acid preservative. The moisture dissipating from the acid treated hay can move into the dry hay and cause it to mold. How Can I Determine If my Hay Contains Harmful Levels of Mold and Mycotoxins? Many forage laboratories provide an analysis of the nutritional value of hay. Some laboratories will also test hay and grain samples for molds and mycotoxins.

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USDA scientist receives the Borlaug Field Award

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MISC. EQUIPMENT

EXCAVATORS & PARTS

1999 CAT Challenger CH75E, 5348 hours, 50% undercarriage. Low hour machine!........$42,500

2009 Ammann 55” smooth drum compactor, cab and heat, 950 hours.............................$36,000

2003 Volvo EC210B, quick attach, auxiliary hydraulics, 60-70% undercarriage................$39,500 Komatsu excavator buckets, 200 and 300 size.........Call for Price

SCRAPER

TELEHANDLERS

1992 Cat 613C approximately 4050% tires, cab and heat, starts and runs well, low hours!............ ......................................$41,500

2000 Kohler 50RZG, transfer switch included, low hours!.......$10,900

2007 Pettibone T-8044, 44-ft. reach, 8000 lb capacity, cab, heat, 5200 hours.............................$39,900

Answers to 3 common compost problems

TRUCKS

1991 Raygo 420C vibratory smooth drum roller.....................$14,900 2005 Terex TH844C, John Deere turbo engine, 8000 lb capacity, foam filled tires. Ready for work! ......................................$34,900

1975 Ford winch truck, gas motor, air brakes, 59,000 miles.. $5500

TRAILERS Cat 501P forklift, gas motor, solid tires, 4500 hours...............$3500

OCEAN CONTAINERS LOADERS

MOTOR GRADERS 2014 ABU 3 axle, 30-ft. gooseneck, 21,000 GVW. As new!.......$7000

1999 Ranco belly dump, 75% tires and brakes, tight gate, plumbed for pup............................$19,900

2004 Caterpillar 143H VHP Plus, ripper, 14-ft. moldboard, cab, heat, air conditioning, snow wing included...................... $102,500

2014 Komatsu WA320-7, JRB quick attach, auxiliary hydraulics, 7900 hours. Ready for work!............................. $87,900

TRACTORS 1985 Caterpillar 140G, cab, ripper, accumulators, 75% radial tires. Nice clean machine!..... $60,500

International H model tractor, new batteries. Very clean!....... $2400

TRADES CONSIDERED

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service The World Food Prize Foundation announced today that Matthew Rouse, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist, is the winner of the 2018 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, at the Sustainable Development Goals Conference in the Netherlands. The award recognizes exceptional, science-based achievements of individuals under the age of 40, who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Award recipients emulate the same intellectual courage, stamina and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty as demonstrated by Norman Borlaug, who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Rouse, a USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist, is being honored for his research in global wheat improvement and protection against wheat diseases, which includes developing stem rust-resistant wheat. He has played a significant role in global efforts to contain and reduce the impact of Ug99, a devastating wheat disease that threatens the world’s wheat crops. As coordinator of the ARS spring wheat nursery project in Kenya and Ethiopia, Rouse identified U.S. wheat breeding lines with resistance to Ug99. Some of these resistant lines have been released and include a successful University of Minnesota variety, “Linkert.” He has worked with international research teams to rapidly respond to new rust pathogen outbreaks and to identify new stem rust-resistant lines, including “Kingbird,” an Ethiopian variety and “NARC 2011,” a Pakistan variety. Rouse, who works at the ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota, also has served as one of the key implementing scientists during the past 10 years of global wheat improvement and disease protection collaborative projects, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom Department for International Development. Rouse is the seventh scientist to receive this prestigious award. Recipients are selected based on their attributes and accomplishments that reflect those demonstrated by Borlaug, who developed high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s and subsequently introduced adaptable wheat varieties into India and Pakistan during the 1960s, as both countries faced imminent widespread famine.

2007 Volvo L70F, quick attach, GP bucket, heat, air conditioning. Good tires!.................... $61,900

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By Kym Pokorny, Oregon State University If you treat them right, microscopic critters in soil will do your bidding and turn garden and kitchen debris into black gold for the garden. “There are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of topsoil than there are people on planet Earth,” said Nick Andrews, small farms specialist and compost expert for the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service. “Compost is similar. It’s teeming with billions of microorganisms for each ounce of compost.” Those billions of microorganisms aren’t sitting still. Their metabolism works hard to convert organic material into fuel – activity that heats up compost. Compost must reach 130 to 135 degrees to kill weed seeds and pathogens, Andrews said. Turn the pile after its first three to five weeks with a garden fork to add air and break up clumps of material. If the pile is big enough – one-half to one cubic yard – and well-built with a good carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, moisture content and porosity, it should heat up within a week. It will stay hot long enough for you to turn the pile and “process” the raw material to kill pathogens and weed seeds. If compost just isn’t happening, Andrews offered these troubleshooting tips. Problem: It isn’t heating up because the pile is too small. For a continuous fuel source, microorganisms need at least one-half cubic yard to one cubic yard of fresh organic material, Andrews said. During harvest time in August and September, that’s realistic for most gardeners. Solution: Make sure you have a steady source of fresh material. If you don’t, you could cool-compost the rest of the year, or build a worm bin, using earthworms to decompose food waste and organic matter. “Adjust your expectations,” CONTINUED ON PAGE B23


Transferring sorghum’s weed-killing power to rice

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have transferred a biochemical pathway found in sorghum, which produces a weed-killing compound, into rice plants. The compound sorgoleone, secreted by sorghum, helps the plant combat weeds. It works so well that some other crops struggle to grow in fields where sorghum has been raised, causing problems for growers who want to rotate different crops in those fields. Scientists at ARS’s Natural Product Utilization Research Unit (NPURU) in Oxford, Mississippi, are investigating whether sorghum’s weed-inhibiting properties can be transferred to other crops like rice and used as a bioherbicide. Producing sorgoleone in other crops would potentially give those plants the ability to fight weeds and reduce reliance on synthetic herbicides, says NPURU molecular biologist Scott Baerson. Prior to this research, nothing was known about the genes that make sorgoleone, Baerson says. After years of research, the NPURU team, which include Baerson and molecular biologist Zhiqiang Pan, recently reached a milestone that allowed them to transfer the sorgoleone compound into rice. The impact of this research, part of which was recently published in New Phytologist (https://nph.onlinelibrary. wiley.com/journal/14698137), is twofold, according to Pan and Baerson. The rice plants that produce sorgoleone should require less herbicides to control weeds. At a minimum, the natural compound could reduce the amount of synthetic chemicals sprayed onto food crops. Secondly, growers would spend less on buying and applying chemicals—a major part of their overhead cost. In addition, a crop that produces its own herbicide potentially would be more efficient—increasing profits for farmers and food processors. Ultimately, these savings could be passed on to consumers, Baerson adds. In earlier studies, the researchers successfully increased sorgoleone to make sorghum more resistant to weeds, which would help growers who do not rotate sorghum with other crops. They also stopped sorghum plants from producing sorgoleone, which would benefit farmers who want to rotate different crops with sorghum. The next step is to see if rice plants grown in the laboratory will produce sorgoleone as they grow and have the same weed-fighting ability as sorghum. ARS has five patents on this technology.

Answers to 3 common compost problems CONTINUED FROM PAGE B22

Andrews said. “If the pile isn’t heating up, allow it to decompose over a longer time period, and wait long enough for the raw material to look fully decomposed, like ‘black gold.’ It’s the ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ approach.” Problem: It stinks like rotten eggs. Healthy compost should emit a rich, earthy odor. But a stinky compost pile might not have enough air and could be too wet. Compost piles thrive on a good balance of air and moisture and should contain 60 to 65 percent moisture, Andrews said. Solution: Add dry material like straw, dry leaves or shredded paper. Turn the pile with a fork as you incorporate these materials. To keep out rainwater, cover the pile with plastic tarp or enclose your bin with a roof made out of scrap material. Problem: It attracts raccoons, mice, rats or other critters. Material that invites varmints includes meat, poultry, fish, fat, oil, dairy products, bread, grains and bones. Solution: If this is a problem for you, avoid composting food that attracts unwanted critters. The more actively you manage and turn your pile during early decomposition, the less likely you will have problems. You can also build your composting pile to exclude mammalian pests — for example, line it with hardware cloth. Your goal is to prevent animals from nesting or feeding from your compost pile. Grass clippings, leaves, plant stalks, vines, weeds without seeds, healthy fruit and vegetable scraps, livestock manure and straw don’t attract pests. Wood chips, nut shells, twigs, acorns and egg shells are also compostable, but note that these materials are slower to decompose. For more information on composting, see Clueless about compost? Expert shares timely tips (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/node/80766)

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

Selling good quality used production tubing and sucker rods •  23/8” and 27/8” pipe •  3/4”, 7/8”, 1” rods

Very competitive prices

Other sizes available upon request

Delivery Available

Phone Brady at 406-480-2979, Glendive, Montana

Reddig Equipment and Repair 406-755-7595 • 2866 Highway 2 East  •  Kalispell, MT

Case 621F with Q/C, third valve, bucket, very good tires, 4400 hours, ride control. Can’t beat this loader............. $83,000

BACKHOES

2011 Deere 135D, hyd blade, heat, AC, 57” smooth lip bucket, 26” dig bucket, wedge coupler, thumb available... $73,500 From all of us at Reddig Equipment

John Deere 310C, 4x4, enclosed cab............................. Call John Deere 310SE, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, enclosed cab, hyd thumb, 24” bucket, 4400 hours............................. $34,500

CRAWLERS

1999 Deere 450H LT, multi-shank ripper, 6-way hyd blade. Nice operating crawler.......................................... $28,900

EXCAVATORS

Case CX55B......................................................... Coming In 2011 Cat 305.5...................................................... Coming In 1997 Cat 315, fixed thumb, 36” bucket....................... $27,500 2008 Deere 35D, heat, A/C, 24” bucket, hyd thumb, newer rubber tracks, 3300 hours..................................... $29,900 2006 Deere 35D, hyd thumb, 24” bucket, wedge coupler, 3780 hours........................................................................... Call Deere 60D............................................................. Coming In Deere 120C, hyd QC, hyd thumb, dig bucket, good undercarriage............................................................................ Call 2010 Deere 160D LC, hyd QC, hyd thumb, 54” smooth lip bucket, 36” dig bucket, 6000 hours. Quality machine......... .............................................................................. $88,000 2004 Deere 200CLC, cab guards, heat & AC, thumb, QC, cat walks, 7700 hours................................................. $59,500 2015 Kubota KX080-4R3, blade, rubber tracks, 24” dig bucket, hyd thumb, heat, AC, 3148 hours. Very nice............... Call Hitachi EX150, thumb, good cab, very good bucket & undercarriage, new batteries. Excellent runner................... $28,500 2000 Hitachi ZX120, enc cab, progressive link thumb, 36” dig bucket, 9000 hours. Very clean machine.................... Call

FORESTRY

Cat 225, comes with Denis delimber, 3204 engine, recent undercarriage and turn table, well kept up............ $13,500 Cat 320B LL excavator, logging front, includes cylinder.. Call Cat 518 skidder.......................................................... $10,000 Danzco PT20 delimber, high mount. Good operating condition........................................................................ $11,500 Deere 648E skidder.......................................................... Call Hurricana 20 saw head, accumulator arm, hyd tilt, low hours on saw motor rebuild, came off a 2520 Timber Jack, a very good head................................................................ $7250 Timbco 2515 feller/buncher with bar saw, low hours on new engine, will go to work.......................................... $29,000 Timbco T425D feller/buncher........................................... Call Timberjack 2520 feller/buncher, parts machine.............. Call

FORKLIFTS & BOOMS

1993 JLG 60HA lift, 4WD, 60-ft. reach....................... $10,900 1992 JLG 120HX lift, 4WD, Deutz diesel engine, telescopic boom, 120-ft. ........................................................ $17,900

Many 5 - 10,000# forklifts available

GRADERS

2007 Deere 770D, 14-ft. moldboard, 9625 hours. Nice operating machine................................................................ $62,500 2003 Deere 772CH II....................................................... Call

LOADERS

2007 Cat 938G...................................................... Coming In 1985 Clark Ranger 55C, Detroit 453 120 hp, 17.5x25 matched rubber, good bucket, 23,000 lb weight. Nice tight machine, runs excellent. Excellent 3 yard loader.................. $16,900 1992 Komatsu WA 320-6...................................... Coming In

SKIDSTEERS

Bobcat T190, enc cab, hyd disconnect, very good tracks, 4400 hours. Nice older machine.......................................... Call 2015 Cat 242D, open station, good bucket, like new tires, 3233 hours. Runs very well............................................ $23,500 Cat 297C, open station, forks & bucket, nice tracks, 4000 hours. Nice operating machine.............................................. Call 2013 Kubota SVL75W, OROPS, new tracks, 74” bucket, aux hyd, open station, forks, 3200 hours..................... $31,500 2004 John Deere 240........................................... Coming In

TRUCKS & TRACTORS

1982 Freightliner Conventional for parts including: Cat 3406A with low miles, 15 speed, Rockwell differential, SQHD, hi/ low lockers, good components................... For parts only 1980 Kenworth G124, 14-ft. box, 12R22.5 radial tires, Cummins engine, Jake brake, walking beam suspension, pintle hitch on back. Good older dump truck.................. $12,000 Deere 2950 4WD tractor, new tires, loader, enc cab.. $23,000 CHAINS tractors, loaders, skidders, trucks, graders

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Trader’s Dispatch, December 2018 — Page B24

Decreasing pesticide impacts to pollinators

The Vermeer R-series twin basket rakes (R2300 and R2800) are for customers who need to cover lots of acres in a very short period of time. Built for performance and durability, these machines help to achieve faster dry down and make tightly rolled bales that preserve quality, shed water and transport easily. What’s more, these machines are proven on the millions of acres they have worked and the tremendous resale values they maintain.

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DURABILITY REDEFINED. NET WRAP

•  Vermeer balers are built for making the best looking bale in the least amount of time. To accomplish this task, a key component is the wrapping technology. Meet the partner in strength and reliability, Vermeer Net, available for 4-ft. and 5-ft. balers of all kinds. And, with 8 size options to choose from, you can get the roll size that is just right for you. The green, white and black color scheme let’s folks know your’re baling with some real tough netwrap. Vermeer Netwrap key features:Introducing Vermeer N-series balers – the newest models in the flagship line from the company that started it all. Heavy-duty components provide superior strength and •  Made with heavy-duty HDPE for superior netfeatures strength durability. Smart like the available automatic pickup clutch and auto lube system machine life. Plus, they’re backed by the best distribution network in the •  Improved bale appearance withfurther little extend net stretch industry. Vermeer 604N/605N balers are here to stay. •  Optimum net spread to cover square shouldered bales from one side to the other. EQUIPPED TO Vermeer, the Vermeer logo and Equipped to Do More are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. •  Convenient handling with handgrips on net packaging. DO MORE. © 2016 Vermeer Corporation. All Rights Reserved. NEW & USED EQUIPMENT

JD 6125M, loader, 800 hours............................................$83,000 Many Tractors Available.........................................................CALL

(3) Vermeer 605M, twine, net, floats, ramp..Starting at $17,500 for Cloverdale Bale Retriever and TMR wagon NEW & USED Vermeer EQUIPMENT 605N....................................................Dealer ..DEMO SPECIAL We have expanded our product lines. Call for all Vermeer 605N,.............................................................IN STOCK.................$14,500 ea. (2) Vermeer R2300, rakes, reconditioned your farm attachment/equipment needs. about McCormick Tractors Vermeer 605M, twine, net, floats, ramp. ............................ Vermeer R2300, rake...............$17,500 ...........................Call ..2017’s In Stock

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Highline CFR 650, chopper ...................IN .............RENTAL RETURN Vermeer 605SM....................................................... COMING Hesston 9435, 16’ header, 1475 hours............................$60,000 Vermeer R2300 rakes, reconditioned................................$14,500 Hesston 9635 , 16’ header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......Reduced to $70,000 Vermeer R2300 rake..........................................RENTAL RETURN 406-538-5686 or 350-2676 cell Hilger, MT Hesston 1275, swing tongue.............................................$13,500 2-Vermeer R23A rake. Each................................................$8500 Walter 406-350-0380 Hesston 4790, 3x4 square baler........................................$27,500 H&S 12-wheel rake. 3 years old..............................................$8500 New Holland 16-wheel rake, new raking wheels................$12,500 51⁄2’ x 24’ Stand Alone Panels $375 ea. NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Highline CFR 650, chopper.................................RENTAL RETURN Vermeer 605N net, twine, floats ................................USED DEMO 24’ Stand Alone Wind Break Panels $875 ea. Harsh mixer wagon..................................................................CALL ...................X5000, In Stock unroller......................................CALL 2017 Vermeer R2300, rakes...........................Hustler FOR DEMO HDPE pipe, fittings, and welder Hesston 9435, 16-ft. header, 1475Vermeer hours.................................CALL .............Deere .....$14,600 605XL, completely rebuilt.................John 8630 tractor........................................... COMING IN Geotherm Waterers & Parts In Stock Massey Ferguson WR9870 windrower............................$92,500 ..............Deere .......$9,250 Vermeer 555, rebuilt........................................John 4430 tractor........................................... COMING IN Case IH 2303 swather................................................ COMING Demos.......IN ..........Several ................INJohn STOCKDeere tractors...................................... COMING IN (2) 2016 Vermeer R2300,

406-538-5686 or 350-2676 cell Hilger, MT Walter 406-350-0380

NEW MDS Bucket & Grapple, for JD 740 loader...............$4,500 Quick Mount Hole Auger, NH9030 bi-direct 15” auger....$3,480 3PT Worksaver, post pounder, all hydraulic........................$2,150

NEW & USED EQUIPMENT

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Call nowrlmccray@3rivers.net for special Vermeer 605N net, twine, floats..............................................CALL Vermeer 605M, reconditioned..........................................$22,000 NEW & USED EQUIPMENT net pricing! Vermeer R2300 rakes, one season of use..........................$18,400 NEW Vermeer TM1410, 21’ cut.................................COMING IN Vermeer BP8000, used bale processor............................$13,500 Cox Ranch Equipment

Vermeer 605XL, completely rebuilt...................................$14,600 STOCK NEW Vermeer TM850, trailed mower............................IN HDPE pipe, fittings, and welder Vermeer TM1200, 15.5’ cut, demo unit.........................IN STOCK Vermeer 555, rebuilt............................................................$9250 Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, Winston, ...IN STOCK NEW Vermeer R2300..................................................Geotherm Waterers & Parts In StockMT Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT NEW Vermeer VR1224, with center$1210 splitter...................IN STOCK 3-point bale unroller................................................................ NEW Vermeer RR140, rotary rake.................................IN STOCK Shane Sereday 406-547-4749, Skid Steer 5200 lb. pallet forks................................................. $910 .......................$8,000 ea. (2) Vermeer R23 Rakes, reconditioned White Sulphur Springs, MT Vermeer WR24 Wheel Rake..............................................$3,000 Beltec auger, several bits.......................................................$3450 coxranchequip@gmail.com NEW Vermeer 6650 Rancher, net, twine, moisture. . . . .IN STOCK Worksaver post pounder, 3-point..........................................$2600 PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED EQUIPMENT 2 Skid Steer impact post pounders..................................$4500 each Vermeer 6650 Rancher, baler.................................................NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain

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NEW Vermeer R2800, hydraulic rakes...........................IN STOCK

Vermeer R2300, rake.............................................IN STOCK NEW & USEDNEW EQUIPMENT Vermeer 605 N.......................................................Hwy ..........IN STOCK 12

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Equipment & Repair

We Sell & Repair Baler Belts 2-Vermeer BPX9010 bale processors. .................................... NEW Vermeer 605M, net, twine, floats, ramps ..........................$18,900 All Makes & Models rebuilt PRICE pickup.........................$7,500 Vermeer Rebel 5500, twine,FOR 1-Highline CFR650 processor...............................CALL JD 566 , twine only..8....bales. ...................... .............NEW ..................................$5,000 Hayliner trailers, self-dumping, 42-ft. gooseneck, NEW Wheatheart Heavy Hitter Post Driver,......................CALL 406-778-3777 (shop) – Baker, MT Chisholm Trail bale beds, dumping beds, bale arms. . ............... NEW Techno 980, 8 bale mover..................................................$32,500 Greg 406-978-3777 (cell) 2-Vermeer TM1410 trailed mower.Red ......................................... Rhino, 8 round hay bale trailer.....NEW ..................................$7,500 2-Vermeer 605N round baler................................................. NEW 2-Vermeer R2300 twin rakes.................................................. NEW 2-Vermeer R2800 twin rake................................................... NEW 1-Vermeer VR1224 rake....................................................... NEW Dealer for Vermeer, Highline, 1-Vermeer R23A rake. Good condition.................................$8000 Hayliner, and Chisolm Trail 1-Hesston 565A round baler, net and twine..........................$4000

8201 Hwy 12 W -Vermeer Baker, MT Trendline Sales Connor 406-778-3777 hwy12equip@gmail.com www.hwy12equipment.com

NEW & USED EQUIPMENT

Vermeer TM1410 trailed mower, 21-ft. cut. CALL FOR SPRING DEMO Vermeer TM850 trailed mower, 10.5-ft. cut............................. NEW Vermeer R2300 & R2800 rakes............................................ NEW Vermeer VR Series wheel rakes............................................. NEW Vermeer R2300 used rake, only 2 seasons........................ $17,500 Vermeer TE250 tedder.........................CALL FOR SPRING DEMO Vermeer 605N baler............................................................. NEW Vermeer 505i used baler.....................................................$6000 Vermeer BPX9010 bale processors........................................ NEW Vermeer BP8000, used bale processor..............................$12,000

Cox Ranch Equipment Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, Winston, MT Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT Shane Sereday 406-547-4749, White Sulphur Springs, MT coxranchequip@gmail.com

By Cecil Tharp, MSU Pesticide Education Specialist and Amy Bowser, MSU Pesticide Education Technician Producers, bee keepers and pesticide applicators are reminded of best management practices to minimize negative impacts to pollinators when using pesticides. Pollinators are vital for the survival of most flowering plants including 80% of the approximate 1,300 crop plants grown around the world for food and industrial products. The value of insect pollinated crops in the US ranges from $18 to $27 billion annually, however pollinator numbers have been decreasing worldwide. One of the components of pollinator decline is pesticide use, not only on agricultural land, but also in urban areas. This article discusses best management practices and a new tool applicators and producers can use to decrease pollinator impacts, specifically to bees. Best Management Practices Pesticide applicators are encouraged to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce bee exposure to pesticides. The recommended BMPs for protecting bees is as follows: 1. Utilize Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles in order to apply pesticides only when needed. Many measures may be taken to control pests prior to using chemicals. 2. Watch timing of application. Avoid spraying beetoxic pesticides when crops or weeds are in bloom as this is when bees are most likely to be affected by pesticides. Some pesticides cannot be applied during bloom as stated on their labels. Many other pesticide labels restrict application during times when bees are actively visiting and can be applied from late evening to early morning. See your pesticide product label “Environmental Hazard” statement for additional information. 3. Be aware of weather conditions. Low temperatures, cloud cover and dew may extend pesticide residuals. Pesticides applied before or during cold nights, followed by warm summer days greatly increases bee kills. 4. Choose a formulation least likely to be a danger to bees. Read the pesticide product label “Environmental Hazard” statement. Specific risks towards non-target species, including bees, will be stated in this section of the pesticide product label. 5. Take measures to minimize vapor and spray drift. Communication and FieldWatch Good communication between beekeepers, producers and pesticide applicators is critical to protecting pollinators. Often applicators are not aware of local hives which increases the risk of pesticide exposure. FieldWatch, Inc.® is an online tool that helps pesticide applicators, growers of specialty crops and beekeepers communicate the locations of crops and hives to increase stewardship and decrease incidences of pesticide exposure. FieldWatch operates two FREE voluntary mapping tools for all users: DriftWatch™ Specialty Crop Site and BeeCheck™ Apiary Registry. These registries roll into one user-friendly platform for applicators to quickly view any relevant data. As of this planting season, FieldWatch is available in nineteen states (including Montana). All applicators are urged to view the public map which is available without registering. This map contains all registered specialty crop sites and most beehives (beekeepers are permitted to mark their hives “private” so they do not show up on the public map). If applicators choose to register on FieldWatch, they not only will be able to see all crops AND beehives, but also draw an “alert area” so they are informed by email when new sites are added or when hives move in or out of their alert area. Registering is free and applicator information is NOT made public. The system is NOT a mandatory notification system but if applicators would like to contact growers or beekeepers in the system, they have all the information necessary. Applicators, beekeepers and specialty crop producers may view the FieldWatch map without registering at https:// mt.driftwatch.org/, or register at www.fieldwatch.com. There are several informational and outreach assets, including “How-To” guides and videos, that can be found at www.fieldwatch.com/resources. For information on bees and pesticides navigate to www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection or contact the Montana State University Extension Pesticide Education Program at ctharp@montana.edu or (406) 994-5067. ##### A great way to clean your barbecue grill is with wet newspaper. Spray a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water on several sheets of newspaper, then lay them over the warm grill, shut the lid, and leave for one hour. You’ll be amazed how easily the grime comes off.


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2018 — Page B25

Buying

WE BUY COPPER • BRASS • ALUMINUM • IRON

Automotive & Heavy Industrial Batteries

TRADE SCRAP FOR CASH OR NEW MATERIAL

NEW STEEL, SALVAGE, AND RECYCLING ALL IN ONE LOCATION

GREAT FALLS

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

Used Drill Pipe 3 2 /8”, 27/8”, 31/2” & 41/2”

1-800-334-5964

NEW! SURPLUS STEEL TUBING Call for Current Sizes!

NEW Rebar

3/8” & 1/2” - 20-ft. lengths

(8) 2 left Hobart meat saws

RAILROAD FLAT CARS For Bridges

TANK CARS

For Non Potable Water Storage

(2) Hobart M802 dough mixers 80 qt. capacity

HOPPER BOTTOM CARS Great for grain storage

Misc. Used Steel Beams Call for sizes

Leather Gloves

In Stock

2 Galvanized Steel 86-ft. Light Poles

LAND ROLLER PIPE 60” & 54” Heavy Wall

CATTLE GUARDS

NEW STEEL plate & beams IN STOCK Call Joe or Adam

1-1/2 x 1-1/2 used square tubing 30-ft. lengths

USED SUCKER ROD: 3/4”, 7/8” & 1” 25-ft. lengths Sand & Slag Abrasives

Overseas Containers For Sale 20-ft., 40-ft. & 48-ft.

NEW 20-ft. Containers 5” channel construction on bottom with 3” channel on top 10-, 12-, 14- & 16-ft. available

WE SELL NEW & USED

Patty-O-Matic Burger Patty Maker

Overseas Flats - 8’x40’

Used Electric Motors & Boxes

GALVANIZED STEEL GUARDRAIL POSTS - CALL

• Stainless Steel Sheets • Flat Bar • Pipe, Fittings

IN STOCK

Tubing • Pipe • Angle Iron • Plate

Great for bridges

✗✗✗ Fencing Supplies ✗✗✗

BLACK PIPE

Various sizes available – CALL

Round Tubing Great for corrals

11/4”, 11/2” & 13/4” O.D.

and Combines

20-ft. & 24-ft. lengths

Chicago Heights Steel Fence Posts – All made in America

51/2’ & 6’ T1.33#

Used 5-ft. Guard Rail Posts

$500each

Thank you to all of our customers this past year.

We Buy Old Farm Tractors

FOR SCRAP

Cincinnati 6S12 Shear

Round steel post caps 31/2” & 27/8”

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BELL MOTOR CO.

2018 GMC Acadia SLE2 12,603 miles, auto lift rear hatch, heated cloth seats, 7 passenger, auto start. #18U27................................... $29,995

2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT 23,062 miles, heated cloth seats, 5 passenger, push button start, auto start. #18U26....................................... $24,500

2019 CHEVROLET TAHOE Trailering package, brake controller, heated seats and heated steering wheel, rear DVD player, sunroof and more. #19T02

2018 CHEVROLET 1500 LT Heated leather seats, trailering package, integrated brake controller, running boards, off road suspension. #18T82

2014 CHEVROLET 3500 LTZ Crew cab, 6.6L diesel, long box, heated black leather seats, turnover ball, running boards wheel to wheel, 144,116 miles, one owner. #18U24.................................... $32,000

2014 Ford Escape Titanium 47,067 miles, heated leather seats, hands free foot kick rear hatch, auto start. #18T76B................................... $18,500

2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT 24,949 miles, heated seats, Bluetooth, push button start, auto start. #18U25........................................................ $20,250

2018 CHEVROLET 1500 Custom, 20” wheels, back up camera, tow package, 5.3L engine, standard box. #18T86

2018 CHEVROLET 1500 LT Z71 Heated leather seats, tow package, integrated brake controller. #18T84

2018 CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2 Off road apperance package, front and rear locking differentials, off road rocker protection and more. #18T47

2018 CHEVROLET COLORADO 4x4, trailering package, brake controller, black leather heated seats. #18T29

2017 BUICK LACROSSE PREMIUM AWD, dark sapphire blue, loaded. #17B04.............................. .....................................................$46,375 minus rebates

2017 FORD EDGE AWD, 5 passenger, heated cloth seats, Bluetooth, 22,996 miles. #18U17....................................................... $25,750

2013 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT Black leather heated seats, sun roof, rear DVD, 130,176 miles. #18T08A..................................................... $19,995

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Research could result in a billion more being fed

By Carol Lea Spence, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Faced with a rapidly increasing global population, an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Kentucky (UK), Clemson University, and the University of Idaho is examining ways to overcome a major barrier in improving grain yields. Stalk lodging, when a grain stem snaps prior to harvest, is a serious problem in most grain crops, resulting in annual yield losses of approximately 20 percent. The problem can arise from any number of reasons; high nitrogen levels, storm damage, disease and seed type are just a few of the causes. This four-year, $6 million research project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, will take a unique approach to studying stalk lodging in corn and sorghum with the intent of breeding stronger plants. The group, the KIC (Kentucky/Idaho/Clemson) Biomechanics Consortium, is an interdisciplinary team consisting of plant scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Combining mathematical modeling with innovative technology, the team will examine the microstructure of large populations of plants to predict the underlying features that cause, and also may be used to overcome, stem lodging. “If they get positive results from this research, it could really have some good impacts on how we grow corn and sorghum and improve yields from Kentucky through the “I” states and out to western Nebraska -- throughout the world for that matter,” said Chad Lee, director of the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence (https://gfce.ca.uky.edu) in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (http:// www.ca.uky.edu). Principal investigator Seth DeBolt, UK horticulture professor, said the team will tackle the problem from a biomechanical standpoint. “A very clever guy on this grant, Daniel Robertson, a mechanical engineer on the University of Idaho faculty, has produced several portable biomechanical devices that can be deployed in corn and sorghum fields to rapidly test stem strength,” DeBolt said. “We’ll use those devices to determine the lodging resistance of multiple corn and sorghum varieties, and then using engineering techniques, mathematics and statistics, we should be able to predict why particular varieties are stronger or weaker. In particular, we are hoping to determine both genetic and environmental factors that influence stalk strength.” Rajan Sekhon, a plant molecular biologist in the Clemson College of Science, has already begun to map the genetic mechanisms behind stem breakage using the new generation devices. A Clemson mathematician, Chris McMahan, will bring additional math and statistics expertise to the project and will further the ability of the team to link the genetics and biomechanics of stalk lodging. DeBolt is an expert on cell walls, which are the key structures in biomechanics. His lab has been actively engaged in studying what creates the strength and the structure by plant carbohydrates. Also, at UK, Montse Salmerón, assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, and engineers Eduardo SantillanJimenez and Jonathan Wenk are part of the team. “That’s why this project is going to be really interesting; it’s very interdisciplinary,” said Wenk, associate professor and Gill Professor in Engineering in the UK Department of Mechanical Engineering. “I know nothing about the genetics of corn, but I understand the relationships between the microstructure of a material and how that’s going to make a structure behave on a larger scale. I think one of the really neat big picture ideas of this project is basically, seeing if we can engineer the microstructure of the stalk in such a way that this thing is going to behave better as a whole structure and hold up to different types of loading that might make it snap.” DeBolt sees this research as just the beginning. “Our goal is to bring more people into this (consortium) and to try to use the combination of engineering and biology to tackle problems that can help humanity,” he said. “If this works, we’ll then go for root lodging obviously, but there are a lot of other complex traits that are associated with yield and resource allocation within the plant that have not been touched because of their complexity.” ##### Hershey’s produces over 70 million chocolate Kisses every day. ##### Methyphobia is the fear of alcohol.


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New Years Eve and Day

Date When Celebrated: The evening of December 31 to the morning of January 1 New Year’s Eve is when all the fun and festivities are. We see out the old year and ring in the new. While it is often thought of as a time to drink and be merry, many people take it as an opportunity to eat and be merry. Drinking is not as much a part of the event as it was decades ago, if only because of tougher drunk driving laws. New Years’ Day on the other hand, is a time to relax and enjoy the start of a bright and promising new year....a new beginning. It is a time to be with family. After all, you haven’t seen your mother in law

since last year. So, enjoy everything about New Year’s.... it only comes once a year. To many Americans, the ball dropping at Times Square in New York City signals the start of the new year in this country. The ball was first dropped in 1908. New Years Trivia: Did you know that a raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Millions of people do. It’s easy to make resolutions, yet much harder to accomplish them.

##### Cenosillacaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass...heaven forbid!!

##### In 1942, the first chocolate bar was made by English chocolate company Cadbury.

SELL YOUR EQUIPMENT IN THIS SPACE!!!

Call 406-271-5533 Email: advertsing@tradersdispatch.com Mail to: Trader’s Dispatch, Box 997, Conrad, MT 59425

FARM MACHINERY FOR SALE Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 3450 cart, 12” paired row, double shoot, rubber packers............................. $20,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 2340 cart, 12” paired row, double shoot, steel packers............................... $19,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft. sprayer................................. $2500 1999 John Deere 9610 combine, 2807 threshing hours, big topper, 300 bushel, dual tires....................... $35,000 1993 John Deere 9600 combine, 3016 threshing hours, 4241 engine hours, dual tires. Comes with 30-ft. auger header................................................................ $30,000 John Deere 936D draper header........................... $15,000 Notch 10-12 bale carrier........................................... $2750 John Deere 24-ft. disc.............................................. $2500 Sitrex MK v-rake, 14 wheel...................................... $6000 International 30-ft. pull-type swather, pickup guards. Excellent shape......................................................... $6250 Call 605-580-5886

THE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO RUN YOUR FARM! New Harvest Equipment In Stock Case IH 8240 Combine Case IH 3152 40' Header

Used Harvest Equipment:

2005 2042 35’ draper head ... $32,000 MacDon 960 35’ draper head, CIH adapter ... $10,000 1999 Case IH 2388, 2580eng/2071 Sep Hrs., very nice condition ... Just Traded Case IH 6088, 970 Hrs, duals ... $185,000 Case IH 2042 draper, transport ... Just Traded

New Skidsteer Attachments In Stock Danuser Pallet Forks - 48”, 4000 lb. Danuser Hydraulic Post Hole Digger & Augers Danuser T3 Hydraulic Post Drivers NEW Grabtec skid steer bucket and grapple Snowblowers, Snow Buckets

New Miscellaneous

Haybuster 2650 bale processor with hydraulic chute Schulte FX 1200 batwing mower CASE IH PUMA 185 CASE IH MAGNUM 310 CVT Rem VRX grain vacs

Used Miscellaneous:

Farmhand 25’ mulcher ... $9,500

New Equipment In Stock

• Case IH 120A 130A Farmall Case IH New Haying Equipment In Farmall Stock

Lease Returns Available

12, 14 & 16-Wheel H&S High Capacity Wheel Rakes (2) ProAg 1400 Hayhiker, 14-Bale Movers Case IH WD Farmall 1504 Windrower With 16' HDx162 Header 165 • Puma 130A & 120A Case IH LB434 Big Square Baler, 3x4 Bales CVT 125 • Puma 185 • Magnum 310 Maxxum Case IH RB 565 Round Baler

In Stock Tractors UsedUsed Haying Equipment In Stock

2002Case Case IH IH Puma LBX331 Square ................................$29,000 .... $99,000 loader..................... MFD,Baler 155 2009 2008 Case IH RB564 round baler, 8700 bales, Condition$39,000 6800 hrs, 3 pt, MFD, Good mesh wrap, wide MX270 IH Case 2002 pickup, endless belts, hydraulic pickup lift, central lube ......$26,500 . $49,000 hrs, 12 speed...................... 9370 7600 IH RBX562, 1997 2003Case CaseIH MeshWrap, Like New $24,500 3 point, PTO......................... $19,500 4840 1979 1999John Case Deere IH RS561 .....................................................$12,500 1995 Case IH 8465 .........................................................$8,995 New Holland 9682 4600 hrs, Trelleborg duals, weight kit, EZ-steer 1994 Case IH 8480 Softcore ............................................$6,995 .......... $69,000 guidance............................................... 1990 Hesston 560 Round Baler ........................................$5,500

New Tractors In Stock

Case IH Farmall 356B w/loader CaseIH Magnum 315, front & rear duals, lease return

New Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers Lease Returns This Fall Case IH Precision AirAvailable 100 Pull-Type Sprayer Case IH Farmall 75C, cab & loader

CaseIH Puma 130 • CaseIH Maxxum 125 CaseIH Maxxum 140 • CaseIH Puma 165 CaseIH Puma 185• CaseIH Magnum 260

Used Tractors In Stock

Used Case Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers IH Farmall 356B w/loader

2008 Case IHair Steiger 480, Cummins$28,000 engine, Concord 4710 drill, 3400 tow1480 behindHrs, cart............. 710 radials, like new .................................... $179,000 Brandt SB4000 suspended boom sprayer, 90-ft. booms.. $19,900 1979 JD 4840, 3 pt, PTO .............................. $22,500 John Case DeereIH 2100 inline ripper..................................$3500 2009 Puma 155, MFD, loader ........ Just Traded

New Haying Equipment In Stock Case IH 1504 windrowers Case IH RB565 round baler

Used Combines

New Grasshopper Mowers In Stock

2014 Case All IH 7240 408/540 hours, duals, Consigned Available With 52”, 61” or 72” Powerfold Deck 2014 Case IH 3152 40-ft. with 729 slow speed transport and cross auger 623, 727K Fuel Injected, Big Block, 729 Liquid Cooled Diesel 2013 Case IH 3152 40-ft.725D with slow speed transport and cross Baggers Are Available For All Models auger.............................................................. $40,000 Used Mowers 2005 Case IH 2042 36-ft., finger reel, In goodStock condition....$26,000 2000 Case 2388 combine with 30-ft. 1010 header, 3469 engine hours/2636 hopperAttachments extensions, chopper. Consigned.. Newseparator, Skid Steer In Stock ...................................................................$55,000 Case 60” Rotary Cutter Case 72” Broom Case 72” Hopper Broom Case 72” Snowblower Danuser Palet Forks - 48”, 4000# Danuser Hydraulic Post Hole Digger & Augers Danuser T3 Hydraulic Post Drivers

Miscellaneous Used Equipment

2003 Case IH RB562 twine and mesh..........................$22,000 Newround Skidsteer 2013 Case IH RB564 baler, meshLoaders and twine, wide pickup, Cab, air, heat roller windguard,Case 9000 SV280 bales..................................$21,500 Case SV300 Cab, air, heat 2013 Haybuster 2650 bale processor..........................$17,000

New Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers

Case IH Precision Air 100 Pull-Type Sprayer Case IH 30 Turbo, 25’ w/ rolling baskets Case IH 530C Diskripper, 5 shank Parma 24’ Landplane

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Concord 4710 Drill, 3000 tow behind cart, hydraulic drive ... $30,000 2005 Brandt 2SB4000, suspended boom, 90’, 1500 gal. tank ...$25,000

Farmall 130A

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Farm King Rear Blades, 10' & 12', All Hydraulic Bobcat 7' Rear Blade • Bale Carrier • Gooseneck Hitch Tebben 10' Rotary Cutter

Farmall 120A


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2018 — Page B28

Our Advertising Deadline for the January issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be January 2nd. Phone us at (406) 271-5533, or email: advertising@tradersdispatch.com

TRUCK AND TRAILER FOR SALE

1996 International 9200, Detroit 460, very strong 9 speed, 880,000 miles................ $15,000 obo 1991 Merritt trailer, 102” x 48-ft., 1 foot tuck, floors 60%.................................... $20,000 obo Call John at (406) 439-1413, Helena, Montana

Horses at weddings

It is not uncommon for diehard horse enthusiasts to get married on horseback, uniting husband and wife through their favorite pastime, horses. Take note. Such a meaningful display of affection can go awry. Many a bride has been bucked off when the wedding dress, or the strange sight, scares the horse. A loose horse running through the crowd of spectators can ruin the desired effect. ##### The Mars company invented M&M’s for soldiers during World War II

Trucks For Sale 1997 International 8100 DT 530, 10 speed, twin screw, long wheel base, low miles...............$16,500 NOW $14,950

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2007 International 4300 DT466, Allison automatic, twin screw, new 8.5-ft.x20-ft.x69” unibody grain box with grain and silage/ beet gate. Nice truck......................................................$57,500

2011 International 4400, MaxForce DT, Allison automatic, twin screw, spring suspension, long wheel base.... $17,500 .........................................NOW $14,950

2010 International Trans Star ISM Cummins, 10 speed, twin screw, air conditioning, power windows/locks, 21-ft. Rieten aluminum box..................................................................... $45,500

MT Tractors Call (406) 370-6362 - Stevensville, MT Email: penderfarms@aol.com

3.99% VARIABLE RATE FINANCING John Deere 7920 MFWD, 7000 hours. Very nice............................. $65,000

John Deere 4055 MFWD, P/S. $32,000

John Deere 7810, 2WD, PowrQuad...... ............................................ $36,000

COMING IN

John Deere 7700, MFWD, PowerShift. Nice..................................... $38,000 John Deere 4255, MFWD, PowerShift. Good shape........................ $33,500

John Deere 6125M MFWD, A/Q, 3 hydraulics, 1300 hours, excellent..... ............................................ $59,500

New Holland TL90 MFWD, 3 pt., 2k hours. Clean........................ $32,500

John Deere 4455 MFWD, 7000 hours, PowerShift. Nice condition.. $38,500

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Life as a tree is tough – here’s how to help

By Brian Sebade, UW Extension educator and Master Gardener coordinator based in Albany County and serving southeast Wyoming Frequent high winds, soils that are shallow and low in organic matter, low annual precipitation and a short growing season all challenge trees in Wyoming. Like other plants, trees require food, water and adequate space to grow and reproduce. Trees in landscapes must weather a wide range of harsh climatic conditions. The challenge for many homeowners is making sure trees receive what they need to maintain adequate growth and health. Water and Soil Management Depending on the tree species growing on your property or landscape, they might be somewhat adapted to the climate or not at all. Some conifers species, for example, are planted in landscapes around the state that do not mimic their natural environment. Spruces and firs are naturally found in habitats with damp or saturated soils throughout most of the year and generally have a layer of duff, or undecomposed forest litter, surrounding their base that keeps soils from drying out. Trees planted in landscapes that do not mimic their natural environments require extra resources and attention. Making sure there is adequate water and nutrients for trees is crucial. Deciduous (the ones that lose their leaves) and coniferous (evergreen) trees both require adequate soil moisture during the spring, summer and fall. While some trees are more drought tolerant than others, drought-tolerant trees still need adequate water for proper growth and maintenance. Trees that enjoy wet conditions, such as spruce and fir and deciduous trees such as fruit and nut trees, require consistent moisture throughout the growing season. This means a good soaking every week to two with moderate watering in between. Turning the sprinkler on for five minutes a day is not enough to sustain adequate soil moisture. A general rule of thumb is ten gallons of water for every inch of trunk diameter. A sharp object, such as a screwdriver, can help you gauge soil moisture levels by the ease with which it can be worked into the soil. Adding two to three inches of mulch or wood chips around the base as far as the outside edge of tree branches (drip line) can help decrease soil water loss. To avoid the risk of rot, make sure the mulch doesn’t touch the trunk. For soils that are low in organic matter and essential nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous, fertilization or incorporating compost and organic matter might be necessary. Refer to UW Bulletin-1172, “Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs” by Karen Panter, for more information. Find it at bit.ly/fertilizingtrees. Winter and Environmental Management Again, water is important. While above-ground growth shuts down in winter, roots are still active during portions of dormancy. Some root growth continues, and sap flows in the early spring prior to budding and leafing out. It is a good idea to water evergreens in the middle of winter when there is little snow cover, soil temperatures are above 40 degrees and soil moisture is scarce. Trees such as spruces and firs have many shallow roots that can be easily damaged during warm winter periods. Tree wraps, trunk covers and fencing can ensure trees are not harmed by human or wildlife activity. If you plan to prune, winter is a good time because trees have not budded or leafed out. For more on getting trees ready for winter, pruning and watering, visit the tree and shrub care section of the Barnyards & Backyards website at bit.ly/barnbackyard. Insects and Disease Entire books are dedicated to insect and disease issues, but if you do not have the time to master insect and disease management, proper tree care is a great strategy for helping trees in your landscape fight off insect and disease damage. Again, the most important strategy for defending against winter damage, environmental stress and disease and insect issues is making sure trees receive adequate water, nutrients and protection. If you have further questions related to tree care in your area, contact your local UW Extension Office. ##### We love our chocolates. We love it so much, that Americans consume over 3.1 billions pounds of chocolates per year. On average, each of us will consume over 10,000 chocolate bars in our lifetime!


Trader’s Dispatch, December 2018 — Page B29

Big Sky Equipment Co. Phone 406-278-3277 Sales Toll-free 1-800-332-7541 Kurt Christiaens 279-3486 home, 450-3277 cell FAX 1-406-278-7882 Gary Brown 278-3373 home, 788-9033 cell Conrad, Montana website: www.4newholland.com

USED SPRAYERS

2012 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, Top-Con X20 with RTK, Auto-Steer, Auto-Boom, 100-ft. booms, 5 section control......................$159,900............... PRICE REDUCED................... $139,500 2012 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, 1000 gallon, 100-ft. boom, 3-way Tee Jet, Envisio Pro Raven monitor, Auto Boom, Accu Boom, Smart Trax.................... $134,900

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT MacDon A30-D mower conditioner........Call

New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine..... .................................................... $11,900 New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine..... .................................................... $11,900 New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine..... .................................................... $11,900

2009 Case IH RB564 round baler, net/twine. Good condition........................... $21,900

TRACTORS

2009 Miller Condor A75 self-propelled, stainless steel tank, Raven Viper Pro monitor, SmartTrax, UltraGlide auto boom......................................... $89,900 Flexi-Coil S67XL wheel boom, 120-ft. wheel boom, manual fold, 1500 gallon tank, FlexControl or Raven interface, TeeJet double nozzle bodies, inductor cone, hydro pump, 6 ball valves, foam marker, windscreens, 18.4x26 diamond tires (U21171) Reduced.............. $5995

New Holland BigBaler 340S

with bale chamber extension. Very few bales, new condition.

Service Corey Combs 271-5435 home, 781-7678 cell Gary Brown 278-3373 home, 788-9033 cell

GREAT VALUE ON ALL DRILLS IN STOCK

2004 New Holland SD440 51-ft. air drill with 380 cart, 12” spacing, single shoot, blockage sensor.................................... $62,500

MISC. EQUIPMENT

John Deere 1600 chisel plow, 35-ft., set up with liquid fertilizer kit..................... $4995

USED COMBINES

New Holland TR75, Ford engine, hydro drive, good rubber, 960 22-ft. header with batt reel. Good machine for only....... $16,995

2008 Case IH 7010 combine, yield and moisture, lateral tilt......................... Let’s Deal

Year End Pricing

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Compare to new at close to $100,000

2007 Case IH 2588 combine, rock trap, yield and moisture........................... Let’s Deal 1989 Case IH 1680 combine.... Just Traded Case IH 1680 combine, rock trap.... $17,900 Case IH 1480 combine with 810 24-ft. header................................................ $12,500

NEW & USED HEADERS

on hold over balers, loader tractors and more

Versatile 900 tractor........................ $5995

Case IH ATX400 air drill with ATX3380 cart, 50-ft., 10” spacing, 380 bushel tank, single shoot, wireless blockage........... Let’s Deal Ezee-On 7400 40-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 160 bushel cart, ground driven fan. Very good condition........................................ $18,900

BALE PROCESSORS

2013 New Holland 840CD-30...............Call Case IH 1010-30 combine header............... ................................................ Let’s Deal Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel, oilbath wobble drive................... Let’s Deal Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel, oilbath wobble drive................... Let’s Deal Case IH 1015 combine pickup header......... ................................................ Let’s Deal Case IH 1015 pickup header....... Let’s Deal

MacDon D60 45-ft. draper header with pickup reel, transport. Let’s Deal!...................... Was............................................ $67,900 Drastically Reduced................. $52,900 Case IH 1015 pickup header....... Let’s Deal 1995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment......................... $8995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment..................................... $6500 Case IH 1015-12 pickup header........ $4900 International 810 13-ft. pickup header, Rakeup raking pickup. Very little use..... $8995

SKID STEER LOADERS 2005 Trail-Eze 80HT drop deck equipment trailer with 2-stage hydraulic tail, 80,000 lb GVW, triple axle, hydraulic winch, slide outs widen to 13-ft., good rubber............. Was $52,500......................Now $49,900

Now stocked with the industry leading Highline CRF650 bale processors.

Call today for pricing

Bale King 880 bale processor........... $9500 Vermeer BPX7000 bale processor.... $8995

We are carrying an excellent selection of skid steer loaders with great pricing available. Huge inventory of pallet forks and bale spears on hand, call today.


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

PICKUP FOR SALE

1995 Ford F350 XLT crew cab, 4x4, 8-ft. box, 7.3 turbo Powerstroke diesel, power steering, power windows, air, tilt, cruise, 4 new tires, 2 new batteries, 47,000 original miles..................................................$24,000

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BUCKLEY AUCTIONS AND APPRAISERS

We have auctions booked for spring and summer 2019 but not yet dated. If you are planning an auction or appraisal give us a call. We specialize in farm, ranch, industrial and business type auctions. We do it ALL from start to finish. Including advertising, setup and display work, auctioneering and clerking. We also do all types of appraisals in farm and ranch equipment and inventory, business properties, collectibles, etc. Remember - auctioneers make excellent appraisers as we see everything saleable being sold at our auctions. 56 years in the business. Phone (406) 450-2244, leave a message or call 278-5880.

To all of our many good custmers.

Merry Christmas

and the best of everything in the upcoming 2019 year.

Making wise renewable energy and energy conservation investment decisions

By M. Charles Gould, Michigan State University Extension Investing in renewable energy and energy requires careful consideration of installation conservation measures requires careful concosts, the value of production and operation sideration before making the investment. and maintenance costs. A six part webinar Michigan State University Extension, in series provides practical guidance to farmcollaboration with the Michigan Energy ers who are considering investing in a solar Office and Michigan Farm Bureau, sponelectric system. The webinar series features sored a series of webinars with information two solar power experts, Eric Romich with farmers will find helpful in making wise Ohio State University Extension and John financial decisions regarding solar projects. Hay with the University of Nebraska-LinA brief description of each webinar series coln Extension. During the webinar series, is provided below. Romich and Hay take a critical look at the I. Leasing land for solar projects investment required for a solar electric sysIn December 2017, policy changes by the tem so farmers can make a fully informed Michigan Public Service Commission made investment decision. The webinars can be utility-scale solar projects more profitable. found at www.canr.msu.edu/bioeconomy/ This triggered aggressive solicitation by sosolar-photovoltaic/agriculture-solar-eleclar developers to lease or buy land owned by tric-investment farmers for solar projects. Michigan State III. Renewable energy and energy University Extension staff with lease agreeconservation farmer expertise ment, tax and zoning expertise recorded two There is a great deal of energy efficiency webinars that will help farmers understand and renewable energy expertise within the the renewable energy landscape, nuances Michigan farming community. The purpose of solar leases, zoning considerations and for this webinar series was to provide a foaccompanying tax implications associrum where farmers, as content experts, give ated with solar projects. The information a 15-20 minute presentation on the impact provided will help farmers determine if a of energy reduction and savings through solar lease agreement is a sound financial the various energy efficiency and renewdecision for themselves and if it meets their able energy practices they’ve implemented, community’s zoning regulations and future talk about lessons learned, and then answer land use designation. The webinars and requestions. Black Star Farms, a vineyard and source materials can be found at www.canr. equestrian center in Northern Michigan, msu.edu/bioeconomy/solar-photovoltaic/ and Grand Valley Farms, a dairy farm in leasing-land-for-solar-projects Southern Michigan, are showcased in the II. Investing in an on-farm solar projwebinar series. Case studies for each farm ect are provided. Webinar recordings and case The declining cost of equipment and studies can be found at www.canr.msu.edu/ installation makes installing a solar electric bioeconomy/solar-photovoltaic/poweringsystem enticing for farmers. Evaluating the michigan-agriculture-webinar-series financial prudence of an investment in solar

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Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University sured how many queens were reared to New research shows that honeybees pupation from each treatment group. prioritize the nutritional status of larvae When experimental colonies were alwhen selecting for a new emergency queen. The U.S. Department of Agriculturelowed to select deprived or non-deprived funded study is published in the journal larvae for queen rearing under the natural Scientific Reports (https://www.nature. emergency queen rearing method, a sigcom/articles/s41598-018-25976-7) and nificantly higher number of queens were is the result of a research collaboration reared from the non-deprived treatment between entomologists at Oregon State group than from the deprived treatment University (OSU) and North Carolina State group. University. There was no significant difference in This is the first study that has thoroughly the percentage of larvae selected for queen investigated the role of nutritional state of rearing between larvae that were genetilarvae in their selection for queen rearing, cally related or not related to the nurses. said lead author Ramesh Sagili, associ“The bees were still selecting larvae for queen rearing mainly based on deprived ate professor of apiculture and honeybee and non-deprived nutritional states,” said Extension specialist in OSU’s College of Sagili, who helped create the Oregon MasAgricultural Sciences. Honeybee colony fitness is dependent ter Beekeeper Program in 2010 and chaired on queens, so their production is a vital the Governor’s Task Force on Pollinator task. If the current queen dies, emergency Health in 2014. queens must be reared. Worker bees then Study co-authors are Hannah Lucas, select few larvae from the existing pool Priyadarshini Chakrabarti and Carolyn to raise new queens. The colony only has Breece – all researchers at OSU’s Honey about six days after the last egg was laid Bee Lab (http://honeybeelab.oregonstate. to begin rearing new queens. edu) – and Brad Metz at N.C. State’s Honey “It’s all about survival,” Sagili said. Bee Queen and Disease Clinic. “The bees have to pick the most fit individual to lead the colony. The queen is the most vital individual in the hive. There was some thought in the past that maybe it was ‘kinship’ or ‘nepotism’ selection, in which the workers recognize their close relatives [same father and mother] and rear those larvae preferentially to make queens.” Poor queen quality has been one of the top concerns of the beekeeping industry in the United States for the past decade. Each year approximately 1.5 million honeybee queens are reared and sold to beekeepers in the United States. This study provides valuable insights pertaining to honeybee queen rearing that could benefit a beekeeping industry that is struggling, according to Sagili. Because previous research has shown that worker bees can differentiate hungry larvae from wellfed larvae, the researchers decided to test whether nutritional state was a factor in selecting which larvae to rear as emergency queens. They established observation hives in which they artificially deprived one group of larvae of brood food – known as royal jelly – while allowing the other group to be fed, and then measured nurse bee responses to those larvae. They also compared two queen-rearing methods – grafting and natural. For each method, they created groups of deprived and non-deprived larvae, placed them in experimental colonies experiencing emergency queen-rearing conditions and then mea-

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Program helps create soil and water conservation leaders

By NDSU Extension Service Attending the North Dakota Soil and leadership development programs such as Water Conservation Leadership Academy RLND and Lead Local. was enlightening for the West McLean Soil The academy also includes training Conservation District’s board members. specific to water and soil issues, such as During one session, instructors discussed the basics of watershed hydrology; board Robert’s Rules of Order and how to run a members’ roles and responsibilities in functional and efficient meeting. conservation, stewardship and watershed “They also covered what as a board memmanagement; and project planning, manber they are able to do, and that opened the agement and monitoring. eyes to many that they had more power than “There’s lots of hands-on, experiential they thought,” says district manager Corey learning,” Flage says. Bittner, who also attended the academy held “This is a locally delivered educational in Minot. program to build participants’ skills and The academy is a partnership of North enhance their ability to lead watershed, Dakota State University (NDSU) Extenconservation and community-based projects sion, the North Dakota Health Department that will protect water quality for future and North Dakota State Soil Conservation generations,” says Bruce Schmidt, NDSU Committee. Knowing that governing boards Extension’s watershed and soil conservation dealing with water and soil issues play an leadership development coordinator. important role in North Dakota, officials “What stuck in my mind the most was in the Health Department’s Watershed how and what we need to do to host a meetManagement Program approached NDSU ing and get the public to come in so they can Extension about 1 1/2 years ago to create a listen to our speakers on some problems that leadership development program for those occur in the area, and then have the public boards. respond with what they see as they drive Lynette Flage, assistant director of Exthrough the county,” Bittner says. “Get them tension’s Family and Community Wellness to come in and make a list of what they see, programs, developed the academy with asand maybe all together we can identify the sistance from NDSU Extension colleagues problem and come up with a solution.” Jodi Bruns, leadership and civic engageThe academy provides 12 to 15 hours of ment specialist; Marie Hvidsten, Rural face-to-face educational programming in Leadership North Dakota (RLND) program two days. It has been held in five communidirector; and Andrea Bowman, leadership ties across the state. Schmidt, Collins, Hvidand community development programs sten, Bruns and Bowman are the instructors. coordinator. They received advice from an Katelyn Hain, the Extension agriculture and advisory council and two Health Departnatural resources agent in Nelson County, ment specialists: environmental scientist is rewriting a nutrient management game Jim Collins Jr. and Nonpoint Source PolExtension borrowed from another state for lution Management Program coordinator the academy. Greg Sandness. “It’s a nice partnership because we have The academy is designed for Soil Conserexpertise in different areas,” Flage says. vation District supervisors, Water Resource More than 94 people from 35 of North Board members, watershed project coorDakota’s 54 Soil Conservation Districts dinators, Natural Resources Conservation have attended the academy. Service (NRCS) and Health Department The North Dakota Health Department staff, natural resource management stuprovided an $85,363 grant to get the dents, volunteers, Extension agents and academy going, and NDSU Extension specialists, and others involved in meeting provided $56,909. Extension also received the state’s water resource needs. a $320,223 NRCS grant to continue and For Collins, the bottom line for them is expand the program. this: “Do you have the desire to show you The expanded version, which began in care about our state’s natural resources by September 2018, has more in-depth traintaking action?” If they do, the academy can ing on issues such as group facilitation to help them, he believes. get citizens more involved in water and “Armed with a wealth of information soil conservation issues. Other new topand training, academy graduates can return ics include soil health, how to bring about to their respective counties and take an acpolicy changes, and coaching and mentoring tive approach to resource management,” he people to succeed current board members. says. “It is expected that soil conservation Flage and her team also plan to do some districts will create plans to conserve the ripple effect mapping to learn about the state’s soil resources and control and preacademy’s impact, including how academy vent soil erosion.” participants put the knowledge they gained The academy development team used to use, the most significant changes that material on topics, including understandoccurred, and intended and unintended ing personality styles and how people with outcomes. different personalities can work together, For more information about the academy, effective communication, parliamentary contact Schmidt at 701-328-9717 or bruce. procedure, navigating conflict successfully schmidt@ndsu.edu. and ethics, from other NDSU Extension ##### Tinsel on the Christmas Tree is attributed ##### to a woman whose husband died. 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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News John Ruberson, current professor and head of the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University, will join the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln (UNL) January 1, 2019, as head of the Department of Entomology. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ruberson to IANR to lead the Department of Entomology. His leadership and professional experience in the field will be of great benefit to our teaching, research and outreach efforts,” said IANR Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Ron Yoder. “We would like to thank Gary Brewer for his steadfast leadership of the department during this time of transition.” Brewer, professor of entomology, will continue to serve as interim department head until Ruberson assumes the role. The Department of Entomology focuses on insects, and their interactions with plants, animals and humans. Given the climatic and agricultural diversity across Nebraska, the department dedicates extensive efforts to developing improved management thresholds and information on current and emerging pest species, insecticide resistance, and other related issues affecting crops, livestock, and human health in the state. It is also active in STEM education efforts in K-12 curriculum and offers extensive online entomological programming. “This is a wonderful department and institution, and it is a great honor to be named head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln,” Ruberson said. “I very much look forward to sharing and fostering the already strong trajectory of this remarkable group of faculty, staff and students. And I’m very excited to be coming home to Nebraska to be a part of an organization that strengthens Nebraskans and the world.” Ruberson has been at Kansas State since 2012. As department head he manages personnel, curriculum, budgets and facilities for the department. In addition, he serves as departmental graduate program director and teaches one face-to-face course and co-teaches two online courses annually. Prior to Kansas State, from 1994-2012 Ruberson was at the University of Georgia coming through the ranks of research scientist, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor with appointments in research, teaching and extension. His professional expertise is in biological control, integrated pest management and sustainable crop production. Ruberson earned his bachelor’s degree in biology teaching and his master’s degree in zoology from Brigham Young University. He earned his doctorate in entomology from Cornell University in 1989, where he also served as a graduate research assistant and postdoctoral research associate. To learn more about the Department of Entomology, visit https://entomology.unl.edu

High-protein corn also resistant to parasitic weed

By Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty, American Society of Agronomy The world produces more corn by weight than any other cereal crop. Corn, also known as maize, is a staple food in many countries. But farmers growing corn face many challenges, such as drought, diseases, and pests. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, 20 to 80% of corn yields may be lost because of a semi-parasitic plant, Striga. In areas infested with Striga, farmers may even lose their entire crops. In a new study, researchers from southern Africa identified several varieties of corn resistant or tolerant to Striga. Importantly, these varieties also have improved nutritional content, particularly protein. The combination of Striga tolerance and improved nutrition is key. Farmers, as well as local populations, will benefit, says Peter Setimela, a study co-author. Setimela is a scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. Striga infestations can force small farmers in sub-Saharan and southern Africa to abandon their farms. “Striga is known to affect fields that have poor soil fertility. Its seeds can stay in the soil for more than 15 years,” says Setimela. “Many small farmers can’t afford to buy chemicals to control Striga. They may also be unable to buy chemical fertilizers.” Having access to varieties of corn that can tolerate Striga will benefit these farmers. They will be able to continue farming and growing corn in areas with Striga. CONTINUED ON PAGE C5


High-protein corn also resistant to parasitic weed

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The improved nutritional content of these corn varieties will also help. The varieties have a wider variety of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. “Typically, corn is poor in essential amino acids. Human and animal bodies can’t make these amino acids. They have to be obtained from food,” says Setimela. “Lack of essential amino acids can impair growth and development. It can also weaken the immune system.” Many rural populations depend on corn as a staple food. “But these populations often have limited access to protein sources, such as eggs, meat, and dairy products,” says Setimela. “If varieties of corn can provide high-quality protein, these populations will benefit.” Setimela and colleagues tested both typical and high-protein varieties of corn for Striga resistance in the lab and field. Controlled conditions, such as those in the laboratory, allow researchers to conduct tests that may not be possible in the field. But “ultimately, crops will be grown in farmers’ fields,” says Setimela. “We ensured that the results from controlled environments also apply to field conditions.” Field experiments were carried out in three locations in Zimbabwe with diverse conditions. The researchers tested eight high-protein varieties and four typical varieties of maize. They measured several plant characteristics, including yield, height, vigor, and kernel weight. Researchers found four varieties of high-protein corn that also showed high levels of Striga tolerance and high yields. “These varieties will provide options to farmers in areas with Striga,” says Setimela. “They will improve food security and nutrition.” Read more about this research in Crop Science (https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/cs/abstracts/58/3/1201). The European Union funded this research through Welthungerhilfe (SIMBA Project). The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provided a partial scholarship to the first author. CIMMYT-Zimbabwe and the MAIZE CGIAR research provided scientific support; Seed Co, and Mukushi Seeds provided germplasm.

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Tool tests multiple enterprises

By James Sedman, consultant to the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and John Hewlett, farm and ranch management specialist in the department In previous installments we demonstrated how the Enterprise Risk Analyzer (ERA) can be used following our Jason and Melinda Collins’* diversified crop and livestock example. We entered their income and expense information es and $1.68 to cover all (gross) expenses. into the ERA tool, including cash and nonThe wheat and backgrounding enterprises cash items, and allocated those over each show a fairly large range of breakeven enterprise (alfalfa hay, cow-calf, wheat, prices. The most likely break-even price corn silage, and calf backgrounding). ERA for backgrounding is estimated at $2.28 per can generate enterprise net income and head just to cover cash expenses, almost break-even analysis and describe whole $1.00 per pound higher than the expected farm net return. price range. ERA calculates these results using the Scrolling further down under the Breakrange of prices and yields (maximum, minieven Analysis tab, we see the Collins’ mum, and most likely) entered under the break-even yield analysis. Table 3 provides General tab. This helps account for some a picture similar to the break-even price of the risk involved in enterprise budgeting. analysis, where backgrounding calves and For example, consider how ERA provides wheat have a wider range of yields than the results based on the Collins’ estimate of the expected range entered on the General Tab. most likely price ($85/ton) for alfalfa hay: When we examine gross expenses, only the Would net income and break-even calculaalfalfa hay and cow-calf enterprises result tions change if this price went up or down in yields that approach levels we might significantly? We are not locking ourselves reasonably expect. into a single estimate for price or yield and Probability analysis is another important are able to describe a more accurate picture ERA feature for evaluating enterprise perof the potential profit (or loss) for each enformance, allowing the user to examine the terprise by using a range of values. likelihood of various price and yield levels The potential net cash income for the of covering either cash-only or gross (cash alfalfa hay enterprise ranges between a loss and non-cash) expenses. of $12,600 to a potential profit of $92,400, Probability curves show the probability with a most likely estimate of $33,400, afof breaking even at a given price (or yield) ter covering all costs (cash and non-cash), for each enterprise. Table 1. One or more risk management

Evaluating Break-even Analysis with the ERA Tool Break-even analysis is presented on both a Net Cash (cash-only) and Net Revenue (cash and non-cash) basis. These results provide an even deeper view of profitability (or loss) for each enterprise.

The previous Net Income Analysis (Table 2) revealed that alfalfa and cow-calf were the two better-performing enterprises. The Collins’ most likely break-even price for alfalfa (per ton) is $51.90 to cover only cash expenses and $90.28 to cover all (gross) expenses. The break-even calf price (per pound) is $1.22 covering only cash expens-

strategies could be developed from this data. For example, increasing insurance coverage or adjusting the level of production across the enterprise mix may improve the chances of breaking even. Looking at alfalfa hay, there is a 50-percent probability of breaking even at approximately $97/ton for gross expenses and $56/ton for cash expenses, Table 4. Decision Making ERA information provided could help the Collins determine if their enterprise mix is the best use of their resources or if changes might be needed. Our example is a high-cost business. Potential profitability is heavily influenced by the relatively high costs compared to the potential revenue, even for the more profitable enterprises such as cow-calf. The wheat enterprise shows almost zero chance for turning a profit, with only a 50-percent chance of breaking even at 119 bushels per acre to cover only cash expenses (Table 5). This yield is beyond the reasonably expected maximum. The Collins may be better served to plant an alternative crop if one would fit their rotation. That alternative might be one that produces a feed input to their livestock enterprises. The backgrounding enterprise should be further evaluated to determine whether cost savings could be realized and if the strategy CONTINUED ON PAGE C8


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Tool tests multiple enterprises CONTINUED FROM PAGE C6

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of taking the calves to just 850 pounds is the most feasible. Alternatives might be to sell the calves sooner or feed them longer. The wheat and corn silage enterprises might be viewed as less likely to be profitable; however, we might also evaluate them from the perspective of providing feed to “sell” at market prices to the livestock enterprises. In such a case, they may contribute to overall farm profitability, which must be the ultimate goal of the entire enterprise portfolio. The main objectives of the ERA tool are to provide an accurate description of enterprise profitability, enterprise contributions to overall business profitability, and to offer analytics to help evaluate alternative strategies and courses of action to improve that performance over time. *The Collins operation is a case study example created to demonstrate RightRisk tools and their applications. No identifi-

cation with actual persons (living or deceased), places, or agricultural operation is intended nor should be inferred. The Enterprise Risk Analyzer (ERA) provides useful decision-making information for farm and ranch managers. ERA can be downloaded from the Tools section of the Resources tab at RightRisk.org. Included with ERA are two pre-loaded examples showing how ERA might work with both farm and livestock scenarios. This tool is just one of many risk management planning resources and tools available at RightRisk.org, including tools for estimating machinery costs, determining forage resource values, and other important budgeting tools. Visit RightRisk.org to download the RightRisk Analytics Toolbox and start using any of the several tools for budgeting and quantifying risk in your operation.

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A good relationship with your large animal veterinarian makes for a better veterinary experience for you and your livestock. That’s the message Beth Blevins, DVM, and Katie Rein, DVM, gave to livestock owners during a workshop November 8 at the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Billings. “Having a good working relationship with your veterinarian takes time, talent and knowledge,” said Blevins who owns All Creatures Mobile Vet Clinic in Ronan. “Look at it as two professionals working together— you and your vet—who want the best for the patient. If you have a veterinarian you use regularly, it’s especially helpful when you have an emergency or need a prescription for your animals. The vet will know your animals and keep records of vaccinations and medications. Plus, veterinarians keep informed about the latest regulations concerning certain drugs.” The Ronan vet listed what can place you on the vet’s “never work for” list including a lack of communication, unsafe working conditions and not paying your bill. I prefer to invoice my customers so I don’t miss listing something and I don’t need to deal with paperwork on a farm call,” said Rein, who owns Crazy Mountain Vet Service in Big Timber “We do appreciate if you pay your bill promptly. We realize sometimes

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2017 John Deere 9570RX 18/6 Powershift, 36” tracks w/Duradrive, 5 SCV’s, big dual hydraulic pump, PTO, ACS, 869 hours. Stock #63596..................................... $485,000 (1) 2017 John Deere 9470RX 18/6 Powershift, 4 SCV’s, Cat 5 drawbar, 30” Durabilt tracks, PTO, complete guidance system, extended warranty thru 2020, 495 hours. Stock #60678................................... $425,000 (14) 2015 John Deere 9470RT 30” 3500 Camoplast Track, 18/6 Powershift, PTO, std flow hydraulics, 4 SCVs, 26 front weights, 1283 hours. Stock #53018......................... $283,500 (14) 2004 Case IH STX450 Powershift transmission, 4 HYD + Case drain, 710/70R38 tires, 12 front suitcase weights, foot throttle, 5167 hours. Stock #63989................. $95,000 (14)

WINDROWERS

Several units to pick from including auger & rotary platforms available in a variety of cutting widths

#64098

2016 John Deere W155 16-ft. 160A hay head, steel conditioner, AutoTrac ready, reverser kit, 600/65R28 tires, 288 hours. Stock #61388... ................................................$153,200 (11) 2015 John Deere W235 16-ft. 500R header, Trilobe conditioner, 480x80R38 bar tires, AutoTrac ready, 718 hours. Stock #64098............ ................................................$123,500 (15) 2011 John Deere R450 14.5-ft. 994 rotary platform, steel conditioner, 480/80R38 bar tires, 505 hours. Stock #64179..........$100,000 (4) 2015 John Deere W150 HID lighting, 2630 display, SF1 receiver, AutoTrac kit, 23.1-26 turf tires, no header, 296 hours. Stock #53584.... ....................................................$92,000 (1) 2012 John Deere A400 18-ft. 896 platform, V10 steel conditioner, variable speed reel, 480/80R38 bar tires, 1084 hours. Stock #63042........................................$74,500 (3)

COMBINES

50+ total units - Frustrated with equipment breakdowns & longer hours in the field? Now is the time to upgrade your combine! Lots of in stock units to pick from!

2016 John Deere 3333G cab w/heat and air conditioning, air ride seat, cold start package, counterweights, 84” bucket, 943 hours. Stock #64618...........................$63,900 (15) 2014 John Deere 320E cab w/heat and air conditioning, EH foot & joystick controls, 12x16.5 tires, Power Quicktach, keyless start, 72” bucket, 300 hours. Stock #64324.. .................................................$38,500 (15) 2016 John Deere 318G canopy, 65 hp, foot controls, standard hydraulic pump, 10x16.5 solid flex tires, 66” bucket, 65 hours. Stock #61490.......................................$34,900 (2) 2015 Case SV300 skid steer, 90 hp, wheeled, cab, air conditioning, 84” bucket, air ride seat, hand controls. Stock #61369.....$46,500 (12) 2015 Case SV250 cab w/heat and air conditioning, 82 hp engine, self-leveling, hand controls, air seat, 24 GPM hydraulic pump Stock #64293.............................$36,500 (1) 2009 New Holland L185 cab without air conditioning, hand controls, 78 hp, 3 sets of rear counterweights, 12x16.5 beefy baby tires, 72” bucket, 600 hours. Stock #61353........... .................................................$25,500 (16)

ROUND BALERS 20+ units to choose from. Experience the benefits of a John Deere baler! Most units with net & twine.

2015 John Deere 569 Premium MegaWide pickup, twine & net wrap, 1000 PTO, 2200 bales, w/3 bale accumulator. Stock #54165. ...................................................$56,575 (3) 2013 John Deere 569 hydraulic pickup lift, MegaWide pickup, twine & net rap, moisture kit, 8500 bales. Stock #63188..$38,000 (12) 2013 John Deere 569 bale push bar, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, net wrap & twine, 27,000 bales. Stock #59618.......$30,500 (1) 2010 John Deere 568 MegaWide Plus pickup, net wrap & twine, push bar, hydraulic pickup lift, 20,100 bales. Stock #63317.$23,500 (4) 2002 John Deere 567 1000 PTO, net wrap & twine, MegaWide pickup, push bar, hydraulic pickup. Stock #63240.............$10,500 (2)

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SELF PROPELLED SPRAYERS

Self-propelled sprayers that have been reconditioned, and most include complete GPS systems

#59836

#62892

2016 John Deere R4038 100-ft. booms, 20” nozzle spacing, 1000 gallon, IF 420/80R46 tires, deluxe lighting, manual solution control, 1211 hours. Stock #59836......$247,000 (15) 2017 John Deere S680 383 engine/272 seperator hours, 1100/45R46 fronts, 750/65R26 rears, Advanced Powercast TB, power fold grain tank, turnkey GPS. Stock #62892..........$390,000 (2) 2015 John Deere S680 1054 engine/834 seperator hours, dual 520/85R42 fronts, Powercast TB, tri-stream rotor, 26-ft. unload auger. Stock #62555........................................$290,000 (14) 2013 John Deere S670 1321 engine/897 seperator hours, 800/70R38 front tires, Powercast TB, fixed speed feederhouse, ProDrive. Stock #59127..........................................$232,500 (1) 2009 John Deere 9870 2501 engine/1847 seperator hours, dual 20.8R42 tires, powercast tailboard, extended wear grain handling system, 22.5-ft. unload auger. Stock #62981.......... $130,000 (15) 2005 John Deere 9760 2898 engine/2020 seperator hours, includes 936D w/pickup reel, no lateral tilt, varaible speed feederhouse, 22.5-ft. unload auger. Stock #63512.........$101,500 (1) 2011 Case IH 9120 1420 engine/1133 seperator hours, 900/65R32 singles, PRWD, chopper w/power TB, manual fold grain tankl. Stock #61315..........................................$177,500 (4) 1998 Case IH 2388 3293 engine/2775 seperator hours, includes 1010-30 header w/pickup reel, 30.5x32 singles, yield monitor, rock trap, chopper/spreader. Stock #63514............$45,000 (3)

Railroad Ties $8.00/tie

Sold in 16 tie bundles We will load Available at Conrad, Cut Bank and Dillon locations

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#60347

2014 John Deere 4940 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, hydraulic tread adjust, 380/150R50 tires, turnkey GPS, extended warranty thru June 2019, 1700 hours. Stock #60347......... .................................................$227,500 (1) 2009 John Deere 4930 132-ft. booms, 20” spacing, hydraulic tread adjust, 480/90R50 tires, Boom Trac 5 leveling, deluxe cab, 3750 hours. Stock #61725...............$115,000 (14) 2009 Marflex Field Star 1500 120-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, 2009 International, automatic transmission, 380/90R46 tires, Raven guidance. Stock #61016...........$109,000 (1) 2008 Apache 1010 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, 1000 gallon poly tank, Trimble guidance. Stock #61812...........................$87,500 (14)

AIR DRILLS

New units to choose from daily! Be the first to get a look at new listings! Several disk or hoe drills in stock! Variety of widths and spacings available!

2015 John Deere 1890 60-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, Intelligent Ag all run blockage, 1910 TBH 550 bushel cart, hydraulic drive, KSI conveyor. Stock #64035.....$237,500 (1) 2015 John Deere 1890 50-ft., 7.5” spacing, all run blockage, 350 bushel TBT cart, hydraulic auger lift, section command, 10” auger, 710 tires. Stock #64099.................$184,900 (15) 2015 John Deere 1830 60-ft., 10” spacing, double shoot, all run blockage, 430 busehl TBT cart, hydraulic auger w/remote. Stock #64240...................................$185,000 (12) 2011 Seedhawk 6612 66-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot, 500 bushel TBH variable cart & 2500 gallon liquid cart, 10” auger. Stock #58822.....................................$149,000 (1) 2009 Morris Maxxim II 60-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, 1” carbide tips, AgTron primary blockage, 2012 450 bushel TBT cart, 10” auger. Stock #58850....................$92,500 (14) 2012 Case IH Precision 800 70-ft., 12” spacing, all run blockage, 430 bushel TBT variable cart, 10” manual auger. Stock #56800.. .................................................$75,000 (14)

BALE PROCESSORS

Great used bale processors in stock now. New inventory arriving soon!

1=Conrad: 888-397-6851 2=Cut Bank: 888-673-9310 3=Choteau: 888-728-9254 4=Dillon: 888-213-2793

11=Lewistown: 800-823-3373 12=Havre: 800-621-5701 13=Chester: 406-759-5010

14=Great Falls: 888-760-2005 15=Belgrade: 866-282-3337 16=Livingston: 800-824-3932

2013 Haybuster 2800 handles round & square bales, 1000 PTO, RH deflector. Stock #60400...................................... $22,900 (3) 2012 Jiffy 950 LH discharge, rocking tub design, 1000 PTO, handles round or square bales. Stock #60871.................. $15,750 (4) 2008 Vermeer BP8000 RH discharge, hyd shield, big float tires, 1000 PTO, twin rotor. Stock #60170.......................... $12,900 (16) Haybuster S-2000 square bale processor. Stock #64642............................. $4500 (11)


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VEHICLE FOR SALE 1972 Ford Bronco (2nd owner) 302 V8, 4x4, 3-speed, very good, original, shows 55,000 miles.............................................................$21,500

(406) 252-2556 or 661-3416 • Billings, MT

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

Super Saving Sale All New Show Models Arriving Soon! Durango Modular 2088 Sq. Ft.

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406-248-1100

Fort Benton Realty, LLP

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Fort Benton, Montana 59442

LAND FOR SALE • 1,275 acres in 2 Parcels 1st parcel consists of 160 acres with 139 acres of dry cropland located E of Harlem, W of Malta, and just on east side of the town of Savoy. The 2nd parcel consists of approximately 1,115 acres with 1,024 acres of dry cropland and 2 metal grain bins located about 10 miles N of the town of Savoy. Land is priced at $900/acre. Immediate possession is possible. Buy one or both parcels. • 1,247 acres with approximately 1,220 acres cropland located between 3 miles & 8 miles South of US Highway 2 near Joplin, MT. Includes older farm house, several metal storage buildings of various sizes, and 3 grain storage bins. Cropland is leased with rent payment paid annually giving ROI to new owner. Total price is $1,558,750. • 1,060 acres cropland located 16 miles North of Geraldine, MT, priced at $1,500/acre. Three parcels: 160 acres, 320 acres, and 580 acres, all in one area near each other, that could be purchased separately. Seller wants 10-year farming lease and will pay an annual cash rental amount of $48 per cropland acre to buyer. • Geraldine Area Farm 3,000 acres with approximately 2,800 acres cropland located about 20 miles NE of Geraldine. All in one block. Shop, equipment bldg, & lots of grain bins for crop storage. Good production area. $5.25 Mil. • HUNTERS!!! Lower Birch Creek Deer Camp 608 Acres (+/) located east of Big Sandy, MT. Grass/pasture hills & coulees with some outcropping of brush providing great Trophy Mule Deer Habitat. Little Birch Creek runs seasonally through the bottom lands also offering good wildlife and good livestock grazing. Thousands of acres of BLM Land are adjacent to this property providing plenty of area and space for hunting and other recreational activities. $345,000.

For questions or more information about any of these properties, please call Mark Pyrak @ 788-9280 or Shane Ophus @ 788-6662

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Excellence in agriculture celebrated during 45th annual Harvest Bowl

By NDSU Extension Service • Nelson - Randy and Jeanne Schaley, The success, dedication and hard work Niagara of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties • Oliver - Rob Schmidt, Center in North Dakota and eight counties in Min• Oliver - Ryan Schmidt, Center nesota were honored during the 45th annual • Pembina - Doug and Barbara Whelan, Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State Crystal University (NDSU), on November 2. • Pierce - Larry and Paula Kraft, Rugby Information on the outstanding agri• Ramsey - Paul and Renee Ivesdal, Edculturists listed by county is available at http://bit.ly/2018HarvestBowlBios, more and photos are available at http://bit. • Ransom - Andrew and Myrene Peterson, ly/2018HarvestBowlPhotos. Enderlin 2018 Harvest Bowl honorees by county, • Renville - Ron Volk, Sherwood name and city: • Richland - Terry and Carlotta Spelhaug, • Adams - Cole and Teri Ehlers, Hettinger Kindred • Barnes - Greg and Darlene Shanenko, • Rolette - Daniel and Darla Armstrong, Valley City Rolette • Benson - Clarence and Bonnie Nelsen, • Sargent - David and LaurieAnn TotenLeeds hagen, Stirum • Billings - Shane and Amanda Talkington, • Sheridan - Craig and Barbra Peerboom, Belfield Goodrich • Bottineau - Ronald and Kathy Wyman, • Sioux - Brian and Lujuanna George, Bottineau Solen • Bowman - Carl Soriede, Bowman • Slope - Duane and Dana Stuber, Bow• Burke - Ken and Nicolle Maruskie, Batman • Stark - Joel and Darlene Haugen, Taylor tleview • Steele - Daniel and Marlene Motter, • Burleigh - Wade and Lynn Moser, BisClifford marck • Stutsman - Arlyn and Sourey Schmidt, • Cass - Brian and Lisa Roach, Wheatland Medina • Cavalier - Jerry and Kristie Rollness, • Towner - Myron and Robyn Jacobsen, Langdon Rock Lake • Dickey - Larry and Laura Schumacher, • Traill - Curtis and Julie Zerface, HillFullerton • Divide - Byron and Shelley Carter, Forsboro • Walsh - Terril and Elsie Borgerson, Park tuna River • Dunn - Chris and Jolyn Wasem, Halliday • Ward - Mark and Denise Larson, Minot • Eddy - Tim and Judy Allmaras, New • Ward - Jeff Larson, Minot Rockford • Wells - Michael and Nona Flick, Bowdon • Emmons - Tom and Tamie Bernhardt, • Williams - Steve and Bernadette Perdue, Linton Ray • Fort Berthold - Myron Foote, New Town Minnesota honorees by county, name and • Foster - Kevin and Jennifer Wolsky, Carcity: rington • Becker - Lonnie and Linda Perrine, • Golden Valley - Rory and Stephanie Perham Farstveet, Beach • Clay - Robert and Lonna Olson, Hawley • Grand Forks - Tyler and Emelia Stover, • Kittson - Roger and Bernice Anderson, Larimore Drayton • Grant - Jacalyn Hartman, Elgin • Mahnomen - Steve and Gina Worms, • Griggs - Mark and Sarah Ressler, Binford Mahnomen • Hettinger - James and Tracey Johnson, • Marshall – John A. Jensen and Betty Mott Kenner Pikop, Stephen • Kidder - Robert and Margaret Subart, • Norman - John and Colleen Germolus, Robinson Borup • Kittson - Roger and Bernice Anderson, • Traverse - David and Evelyn Rinke, Drayton Wheaton • LaMoure - Bill and Judy Hanson, • Wilkin - Jeffrey and Ruth Moore, BreckLaMoure • Logan - Robert and Susan Erbele, Lehr enridge • McHenry - Curtis and Suzy Lee, Velva An agribusiness award recipient also is • McIntosh - Kerry and Pam Bettenhausen, chosen annually. This award recognizes inVenturia dividuals who have distinguished themselves • McIntosh - Cordell and Ann Bettenhauin the field of agriculture and business in North Dakota and beyond. This year’s award sen, Wishek recipient was Sharon Anderson, former di• McKenzie - Kirk and Heidi Olson, Arnegard rector of NDSU Extension. More Anderson • McLean - Rick and Laura Tweeten, information is available at http://bit.ly/2018 Washburn HarvestBowlAgribusinessAward. • Mercer - Gaylen Sailer, Beulah Several scholarships also were awarded • Morton - Douglas and Carol Hille, Manto outstanding male and female athletes during Harvest Bowl. Scholarship windan • Mountrail - John and Julie Woodbury, ners and photos are available at http://bit. Ross ly/2018HarvestBowlAthletes. ##### Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the beer mix, to determine the right temperature to add yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, would kill the yeast. This thumb test became known as the “rule of thumb”. ##### There are two basic categories of beer: lager and ale.

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NEW Woods Equipment Liquidation!

2011 BB84X 84” 3 point rotary cutter...........................................................................$2700 (2) 2010 RB72 72” 3 point rear blade................................................................... $640/each 2013 RBC60 60” 3 point rear blade................................................................................$450 2011 SGT80 80” 3 point rototiller.................................................................................$3564 2011 SB64S 64” 3 point snowblower............................................................................$2622 (3) 2011 SS108-2 108” 3 point snowblower..................................................................$4640

YOU CANNOT BEAT THESE PRICES!!!

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Equipment Company 406-395-6777 Havre, MT

RITE WAY ROLLERS

52-ft. and 62-ft. units on hand to choose from. Get yours before spring! IN STOCK: 73-ft. Riteway Jumbo Harrow

TILLEMAN Equipment Company 406-395-6777

Havre, MT

USED FLEX HEADERS

2011 FD 70 40-ft flex header, pickup reel, poly cutter bar, poly skid shoes, transport, CA20 adaptor............ .......................................................................................................................................................$55,000 2012 FD 70 40-ft flex header, pickup reel, transport, poly cutter bar, poly skid shoes, new CA25 adaptor.... .......................................................................................................................................................$55,000 2014 FD75 40-ft., with CA25 adaptor, upper cross auger, new cutter bar poly, poly skid shoes.......$75,000 Several used 2012 & 2013 35-ft. flex headers coming in! FD70 and FD75 flex headers, all with pickup reels, poly cutter bar, poly skid shoes

We have several used MacDon 9000 Series windrowers on hand. We also have several used 14-ft. and 16-ft. auger headers to choose from. Come in, pick out a header and swather and have us pair them up. These are great used machines for the budget-minded customer.

2014 Massey Ferguson 6615 373 hours, Dyna 6 powershift, 110 PTO hp, loader, grapple, factory warranty remaining.... ................................ $115,000

2012 Versatile 550 1800 hours, full weight kit..............$235,000

2010 Case IH Puma 140 2170 hours, FWA, loader with grapple, dual PTO............ $69,000

For M-Series MacDon Windrowers we have the following hay heads: • New 2014 A40-D 16-ft. auger header • 2-2013 Used R85 16-ft. rotary headers

• 2011 R85 16-ft. rotary header • New 2015 A40-D 16-ft. auger header

USED STANDARD DRAPERS

2013 D65S 35-ft., single knife, transport.............................................................................................. Call 2013 D65D 35-ft. double knife, transport, CA25 adaptor...................................................................... Call 2007 973 21-ft., triple delivery, very clean......................................................................................$29,000 2006 Case 2042 36-ft. 873 adaptor, pickup reel................................................................................... Call 963 36-ft. pickup reel, 873 adaptor for Gleaner.................................................................................... Call

1991 Versatile 1156 8600 hours, triples...........................$45,000

We have NEW 873 adaptors to fit 963, 972, 973 and 974 headers to Case 80 Series, Case AFX and Agco Combines 962 30-ft. several adaptors available, pickup reel if needed................................................................. Call 962 36-ft. pickup reel, no transport....................................................................................................... Call 6 - 960 36-ft. with pickup reel available................................................................................................. Call

TILLEMAN Equipment Company 406-395-6777

Havre, MT

1979 John Deere 8440 PTO, 215 hp....................... $18,000

1999 Valtra 8150 7347 hours, FWA, loader/grapple, dual PTO.......................... $55,000

2014 Great Plains 40-ft., turbo max, verticle tillage tool, demo unit.........................Call

Challenger SP115B with 30-ft. draper header, 1142 hours....... .....................................$70,000

2011 Summers diamond disk, 38.5-ft., rental unit..... $60,000

TILLEMAN Equipment Company 406-395-6777

Havre, MT

AIR DRILL SALE!

Purchase one of our Air Drills and receive a $5000 in-store parts and service credit. This credit can be used to update the drill you purchase or on any other products through our parts and service departments. This $5000 credit can also be put towards the purchase of a new or used Draper Header. 2008 Case ATX700 70-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, steel packers, 3430 leading cart, single shoot.................................................................................................................$58,000 2009 Case ATX700 70-ft., 12” spacing, rubber packers, 3430 leading cart, single shoot.................................................................................................................$79,000 2007 New Holland SD550 60-ft., 10” spacing, rubber packers, double shoot, SC430 leading cart.......................................................................................................$76,000 2013 Bourgault 3710 disc drill, independent openers, 60-ft., 10” spacing, double shoot, Series 3 mid-row banders, semi-pneumatic packers, 6550 leading tank........$395,000 2003 Bourgault 5710 47-ft., 10” spacing, steel packers, 5350 leading cart, mid-row banders.............................................................................................................$86,000

TILLEMAN

1998 Flexicoil 5000 50-ft., 7.5” spacing, 2320 leading tank, steel packers, single shoot................................................................................................................$29,000 2-1998 Flexicoil 5000 57-ft., 12” spacing, steel packers, single shoot, 2320 carts......... ............................................................................................................... $24,000/each 2007 K-Hart 3612 disk drill, 60-ft., 10” spacing, 4350 Bourgault trailing cart...........Call 1990 Great Plains ADI345 air drill, 45-ft., 12” spacing, single shoot.................$15,000 2002 Bourgault 5720 disk drill, 64-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot.......................$49,000 2013 Bourgault 3320 parallel link hoe drill, 60-ft., 10” spacing, MRBS, 6550 leading cart.................................................................................................................$395,000 2013 Morris Contour 2 independent opener drill, 60-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot, 9650 cart, variable rate..................................................................................$295,000

Equipment Company

406-395-6777

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The University of Nebraska is leading the way

By Hank Bounds, President, University of Nebraska Recently I had the opportunity to travel the state to talk with Nebraskans about the work of their University and their ideas for the future. Every place I went – Kearney, Grand Island, McCook, North Platte, Scottsbluff, York – I was struck by Nebraskans’ excitement about what’s ahead. And I was again reminded why it’s so important for me to spend as much time as possible meeting with students, faculty and staff who carry out the University’s mission every day and getting a firsthand look at the impact of their work. From agriculture to healthcare, from transforming the lives of 52,000 young people each year to producing the workforce of the future, the University of Nebraska’s reach across the state is significant. I saw that again and again, in one community after another, in conversations with business leaders, community members and policymakers alike. At UNK, I saw impressive changes in the campus’ footprint, like the beginnings of a new STEM education building that will be a game-changer for the rural workforce. I heard about UNK’s strategies to support at-risk students, like those who are the first in their families to attend college, which are having a dramatic impact on retention and graduation rates. In the Panhandle, I joined with business leaders to talk about how we can work together to build a competitive economy for Nebraska’s future, and the University’s vital role in supplying the talent and workforce necessary for growth. I shared stories of Nebraska’s leadership – like in national defense, evidenced by the University’s $92 million contract renewal from the U.S. Air Force to continue our anti-terrorism research. Nebraskans may not know, for example, that a UNO faculty member is a world expert on understanding the psychology of extremist groups like ISIS. And I asked Nebraskans to continue to partner with us, so together we can continue to lead the way into the future. We are on an upward trajectory, but we cannot maintain our CONTINUED ON PAGE C15

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momentum without our partners whose support helps ensure affordable excellence at their University. One area where Nebraska and the University have a long tradition of global leadership is agriculture. For almost 150 years, the University of Nebraska and UNL’s Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources have contributed to advancements in agriculture that have helped farmers and ranchers be more productive and improved the quality of life for people around the world. I got a taste of the breadth of our work in agriculture during my statewide travels, which included stops at UNL’s research and extension centers in North Platte and Scottsbluff. It is remarkable to know that work being done at extension centers in the middle of the country is having an impact around the world. In North Platte, UNL has an entomologist who is a leading expert on the western bean cutworm, one of the top pests of corn. Her studies on the pest and what strategies could be effective against it have improved yields and saved farmers and ranchers untold dollars. And that’s one faculty member among thousands, at one extension center among dozens of University facilities across the state. I could list countless other examples. UNMC experts are engaged in reducing the impact of tractor rollovers, the No. 1 cause of farm injury or death. Our Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, drawing on the talents of 110 faculty across the campuses, has supported innovations like drone use to capture real-time crop moisture data. Our partnerships with farmers and ranchers to advance agriculture have never been more important. The world’s population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Demand for food will double. Food and water insecurity is an urgent humanitarian and international security challenge. Fortunately, the University of Nebraska has the expertise necessary to develop solutions. I could not be prouder of the leadership of our faculty and staff – nor more excited about our opportunities to grow our impact even further.

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By James Sedman, consultant to the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and John Hewlett, farm and ranch management specialist in the department ciation, if specific schedule information Enterprise diversification is a common for a particular asset is not known, use the strategy used by managers of Wyoming straight-line method (as we have for this farms and ranches for many reasons. example). Real estate and improvements Diversification is often one of the simare accounted for in Schedule H. plest and most effective forms of risk manEnterprise Allocation with the ERA agement. Multiple enterprises can spread Tool production risk (not placing all your eggs in Under the Allocation tab is where we one basket) and can lower costs by compleallocate all previously listed cash and nonmenting one another, such as raising your cash income and expenses to the various own hay for livestock instead of purchasing enterprises. The ERA tool summarizes from outside sources. the revenue and expense categories and Knowing how these enterprises fit tolists any unallocated amount in red in a gether in the overall farm or ranch business separate column. Most revenue categories picture is important for business managers. are easily allocated: for example, the ColProducers have a tendency to evaluate oplins’ wheat sales at $15,000 and alfalfa hay erations as a whole instead of examining sales at $120,000. Revenue items, such as each enterprise on its own by allocating all a cooperative dividend or the like, may not associated revenues and expenses. be as easy to allocate. One way to handle Enterprise analysis outlines the profitabilsuch categories is to allocate them equally ity of each enterprise and its overall effect across all five enterprises. In another case, on net income when completed correctly. we assume that the government payment In addition, this type of analysis describes revenue is for the corn and wheat acres and how each enterprise compares to others in assign the revenue accordingly. terms of profitability, resource use, as well In the expense section, it is important as break-even values showing where to cut to be as accurate as possible when allocatcosts and further manage risks. ing expenses to the various enterprises. In ERA Tool from RightRisk.org other words, if it is possible to link indirect In an earlier article, we highlighted a expenses with a specific enterprise, it may diversified southeast Wyoming farm and be worth taking time to do so. Otherwise, ranching operation owned by Jason and use another method such as allocating the Melinda Collins.* Their enterprise mix reexpense equally across the enterprises. Takvolves around a commercial cowherd, with ing time to refine your estimates will proirrigated corn for silage, alfalfa and wheat. vide for more accurate breakeven analysis They background calves as an additional further on. enterprise. We entered the Collins’ Internal Following this approach, the Collins’ Revenue Service (IRS) Schedule F inforfertilizer, seed and as are the veterinary mation into the ERA tool, as well as basic and feed bills to the livestock enterprises. enterprise information including a range of Depreciation and taxes are more difficult prices and yields for each. to assign to an enterprise, so we have alThe next step in using the ERA tool is to located the expenses equally across the enter the necessary information under the five enterprises. Here, we might also have Schedules tab. This comprehensive section weighted the distribution on the number of includes non-cash revenue and expense acres or number of head, on a percentage of items, and it allows the user to enter all asset total revenue or another approach to more and liability data as well, Table 1. accurately assign these expenses. The Collins have some prepaid expenses Net Income Analysis (seed $3,375), along with a coming wheat The ERA generates a series of analyses crop that is accounted for in this section. for net income, both on an enterprise and They have last year’s calves on feed acwhole-farm level, using the data previously counted for in Schedule E, and their cowentered. The tool generates a value for miniherd is listed under Schedule F. Schedule mum, most likely and maximum, using the G contains their machinery and equipment. When calculating accumulated depreCONTINUED ON PAGE C17


MSU to host annual Crop and Pest Management School with small grains focus Montana State University will host its annual Crop and Pest Management School set for January 14 – 16 in MSU’s Strand Union in Ballroom D. MSU Extension, the MSU College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will host the two-anda-half-day workshop, which will focus on crop and pest management in small grains, including presentations on agronomy, MSU crop breeding program updates, integrated weed management, entomology and plant pathology. The workshop is geared toward producers, certified crop advisers, county agents and those working in agribusiness. Upon completion of the workshop, credits will be available for private and commercial applicators and certified crop advisers. This is the 16th year MSU has offered the workshop, which attracts a diverse and highquality roster of speakers that includes producers, industry, government, and academic agriculturists. This year’s guest presenters are Lyle Benjamin, Montana Grain Growers Association president, who will provide an overview of the small grains industry in Montana and Juliet Marshall, a plant pathologist at the University of Idaho, who will give an update on cereal diseases. In addition to Benjamin, MSU speakers on Monday, January 14 include: Jessica Torrion, interim superintendent of the Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, will present research results from five years of studying wheat irrigation strategies. Luther Talbert, MSU spring wheat breeder, will provide an update on new spring wheat

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range of prices and yields entered under the general tab. Results are summarized under the Net Income Analysis tab. For our example, Net Enterprise Revenue (gross revenue minus gross expenses) ranges from -$230,021 to $113,954 with the most likely net income at -$77,246 across all enterprises, Table 2. Cow-calf is the only enterprise that results in a positive net income for the most likely estimate $11,454. The other enterprises have negative minimum and most likely estimates, while two of the four have positive maximums. While a positive value for the most likely estimate may be encouraging, keep in mind that the information entered describes a wide variation when we consider the range between the minimum and maximum values. Clicking the graph button for each enterprise provides the associated probability analysis. On a whole farm basis, the Collins are most likely to earn a net revenue somewhere between -$92,430 and -$69,500, Table 3. In the next installment we will investi-

gate the break-even analysis generated by the ERA tool and discuss how the Collins might use the information in their decision making process. *The Collins operation is a case study example created to demonstrate RightRisk tools and their application. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, or agricultural operation is intended nor should be inferred. For more information The Enterprise Risk Analyzer (ERA) tool is one of many risk management resources available at RightRisk.org. The ERA tool is designed to help ag decision makers evaluate the enterprise mix – both for an individual enterprise and on a whole farm basis. ERA allows users to enter and allocate revenue and expense data and allocate across enterprises, as well as perform effective risk analysis. The web site includes simple instructions and preloaded farm and ranch examples, highlighting how to use the tool. Simply visit RightRisk.org, and select Risk Management Tools from the Resources tab.

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Partial budgeting can be helpful in evaluating management decisions for any agricultural operation. The technique examines potential changes in costs or returns associated with adjustments in strategy or business operations. Using estimates (such as potential prices or yields) that are themselves best guesses is one of the pitfalls of standard budgeting. Using these approximations can become problematic if major decisions are made without properly accounting for the inherent uncertainty of these values. The Risk Scenario Planning (RSP) tool from RightRisk.org, is an Excel-based risk analytics tool that helps agricultural producers use a range of values when making budget projections or production decisions. The RSP tool can help a manager include the risk associated with a particular decision or change and may help eliminate some of this uncertainty by assigning a range of probable outcomes associated with the selected variables. Risk Scenario Planning and the RIPRF Decision Crook County producers Andy and Annette Evans* have been using Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance-Rainfall Index (RI-PRF) to cover some of the precipitation risk for their ranch. The Evans, like many cattle producers this year, are looking to trim costs wherever possible. They have been purchasing the maximum coverage available on 2,000 acres in their grid area. While they would like to keep their RIPRF coverage, they are considering whether the potential financial benefit of cutting back the coverage outweighs the decreased insurance coverage and associated increased risk. Using the PRF Decision Support Tool (rma.usda.gov), the Evans map out their prospective coverage by selecting their grid point, acres, and coverage level. Visit RightRisk.org for a detailed explanation of how RI-PRF could work in your operation, as well as instruction on the Decision Support Tool and example producer profiles. Using the coverage level from the previous year of 90 percent and a productivity factor of 150 percent (90/150), applying 60 percent of the coverage to the April-May

interval and 40 percent to the June-July interval, RI-PRF would provide $22,680 in total coverage ($11.34/acre) in exchange for a premium of $1,509 ($0.75/acre), after subsidies. If the Evans reduce RI-PRF coverage to 70 percent and a productivity factor of 100 percent (70/100), total coverage would be $11,760 ($5.88/acre) at a premium cost of $276 ($0.14/acre). Using the Risk Scenario Planning The RSP tool follows a partial budget framework; with this example we are examining the Evans’ decision whether or not to lower their RI-PRF coverage. Last year’s 90/150 coverage is entered as a reduced return and a reduced cost, where this level of coverage is not purchased. Conversely, the 70/100 level of coverage is entered as an increased return and an increased cost, where this level of coverage would be purchased in place of the 90/150 level. Keep in mind there are other approaches for entering the details for this decision; this approach seems the most straightforward for this example. The reduced premium cost of $0.61/acre is entered where the Evans propose not to purchase the 90/150 level of coverage for the coming year. In addition, under the reduced returns section, we enter the expected value of the 90/150 coverage of $11.34 per acre and include the allocation details for the April-May and June-July intervals. We also enter the expected index value of 100 for each interval, as well as a formula used to calculate the RI-PRF indemnity where the index falls below the coverage level selected (90 percent). See RightRisk.org > Risk Management Tools > Risk Scenario Planner for other examples of using of the RSP tool. An added premium cost of $0.14/acre is entered where the Evans propose to purchase the 70/100 level of coverage for the coming year. In addition, under the added returns section, we enter the expected value of the 70/100 coverage of $5.88 per acre and include the allocation details for the AprilMay and June-July intervals. We also enter the expected index value of 100 for each interval, and a formula to calculate the RIPRF indemnity where the index falls below CONTINUED ON PAGE C19


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the coverage level selected (70 percent). The initial tally of positive and negative effects for the change in coverage shows a net benefit of $0.61 per acre (Table 2): reduced premium cost of $0.75 per acre (90/150 coverage), and an increased premium cost of $0.14 per acre (70/100 coverage). The Evans now wonder what they should enter for index values for the two intervals selected. Fortunately, the RMA Decision Support Tool provides the index values for 1948 to present: April-May index values ranged from 35.6-216.2, while the June-July interval index values ranged from 26.5-204.8. Probability/Risk Analysis A unique feature of the RSP tool is that it allows for up to two uncertain variables in the analysis to help account for risk. These variables are entered in the form of a range (minimum, maximum, and most likely). To account for the range in uncertain index values, we enter 100 as the most likely value for the April-May and JuneJuly intervals (Table 3). We also enter the minimum and maximum values provided by the RMA Decision Support Tool for each interval. The RSP tool generates results based on repeated random draws

(1,000 total draws) from the distributions of the uncertain values entered, allowing the index values for each interval to vary within the ranges. The result is a probability graph describing the results the Evans should expect if they were to reduce their RI-PRF coverage. Table 4 shows the results of the RSP risk analysis. From this the Evans see the initial estimate of net benefit from reducing RIPRF coverage to 70/100 ($0.61 per acre) calculated in Table 2 would occur nearly 50 percent of the time. In fact, there is a 50/50 chance the net benefit would be $0.55 per acre and greater than $0 per acre about 65 percent of the time. Entering alternative values for index estimates on one or both intervals, alternative coverage values or premium costs, would generate differing probability graphs. The Evans found this analysis helpful in making the choice about which RI-PRF coverage level to select for the coming year. * The Evans operation is a case study example created to demonstrate RightRisk tools and their applications. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, or agricultural operation is intended nor should be inferred.

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USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Wyoming farmers

USDA Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Lois Van MARK, announced that approximately $7.1 million will be paid to Wyoming farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Wyoming FSA will distribute $4,977,931.00 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship. “ARC and PLC were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect farmers against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues,” Van MARK said. “These payments help provide reassurance to Wyoming farm families who continue to persevere, even in this tough farm economy.” According to Van MARK, PLC payments have triggered for 2017 barley, canola, corn, grain sorghum, wheat and other crops. In the next few months payments will be triggered for rice, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, crambe, and sesame seed. Producers with bases enrolled in ARC for 2017 crops can

visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc for updated crop yields, prices, revenue and payment rates. In Wyoming, 20 counties have experienced a drop in price and/or revenues below the benchmark price established by the ARC or PLC programs and will receive payments. “It’s important to remember that ARC and PLC payments by county can vary because average county yields will differ,” Van MARK said. Also, USDA will begin issuing 2018 CRP payments to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. In Wyoming, 987 landowners will receive compensation for their efforts to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and improve wildlife habitat. “Since its inception in the 1980s, CRP has built upon the voluntary participation of farmers and landowners to take sensitive land out of production and establish land cover to improve the environment,” Van MARK said. For more information about USDA programs or to locate the nearest USDA Service Center, visit www.farmers.gov.

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Educators earn recognition for special efforts on behalf of youths

By University of Wyoming Extension Special needs students in Molly Martin’s class at Laramie Middle School learned teamwork, gravity, motion and food choices last year from Albany County University of Wyoming (UW) Extension educators Abby Rux and Mary Louise Wood. For adapting and delivering science (Wood) and Cent$ible Nutrition (Rux) programming to students of varying skill levels and abilities, the two received the diversity enhancement recognition award from UW Extension November 7 at its state conference in Casper. “The students I work with have disabilities that vary from moderate to profound,” said Martin. “Mary Louise engages them in lessons full of discovery and exploration and brings lots of fun and positivity to my classroom,” she said. “Abby uses visuals and props and is very dynamic as she educates students about making smart food choices in their daily lives.” Eloise Riley, who nominated Rux and Wood for the recognition, said, “The cool part is the programming they do is traditional 4-H and Cent$ible Nutrition, but they make adaptations.” Riley is the Wyoming senior family readiness support assistant with Cybermedia Technologies, Inc., a special needs contractor to Albany County School District #1. School professionals and paraprofessionals described development of fine motor skills and goal setting and interaction with caring adults as outcomes of the extension education for these students in grades 7-9. “This group is not generally considered your average 4-H population but can gain the most from the 4-H experiential model,” said Wood, who joins them at least once a month. Rux first worked with the students last year, bringing weekly lessons for 16 weeks throughout fall and spring. “I am a great advocate for the work of UW Extension,” said Riley. “And I think their work is exemplary in the world of really good work.” For more information on University of Wyoming Extension in Albany County, see wyoextension.org/albanycounty.

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Extension honorary organization presents awards

By NDSU Extension Service Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), the Extension Service honorary organization, presented awards during the North Dakota State University Extension/Research Extension Center fall conference held October 22-25 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Honored were: Friends of Extension • Chris Boerboom, NDSU Extension director from 2012 to 2018 - He was attracted to NDSU Extension because of its county-based system, which supports local needs in addition to state needs extremely well. He also values the impacts 4-H has on North Dakota’s youth and families’ strong support for 4-H. • Michael Miller, director and bibliographer for the NDSU Libraries and Germans from Russia Heritage Collection - He uses Extension resources in much of his work. He also facilitates relationships between organizations and individuals, such as the North Dakota Heritage Center and Prairie Public Television, and NDSU Extension. • Kendall Nichols, director of research for the North Dakota Soybean Council - He strongly supports soybean research and educational programs for NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. One program was an in-service training tour to Nebraska for Extension agents and specialists to learn about Palmer amaranth identification and management. Meritorious Support Service Award • Cindy Entze, administrative assistant, Mercer County • Jan Hanson, administrative assistant, McLean County Other Awards • Early Career Service - Andrew Friskop, plant pathologist • Mid-Career Service - Carrie Knutson, Extension agent, horticulture, Grand Forks County • Distinguished Service - Dean Aakre, 4-H youth development specialist • Visionary Leadership - Vanessa Hoines, Extension agent, family and community wellness, Morton County • Administrative Leadership - Jim Gray, west district director

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Livestock marketing specialist receives highest honor

By University of Wyoming Extension Developing programs for ranchers focusing on increased production and efficiency and collaboration with peers are among reasons why an Uinta County University of Wyoming (UW) Extension educator has received the organization’s highest honor. Bridger Feuz, based in Evanston, was presented the Jim DeBree Award at extension’s training conference November 6-8 in Casper. “Bridger Feuz is undoubtedly an exceptional extension educator who contributes significantly to the University of Wyoming’s statewide engagement mission,” said Kelly Crane, associate director of UW Extension. “Bridger’s resounding success as an extension educator is attributable to his genuine obligation to listen and respond to the contemporary challenges facing Wyoming farmers, ranchers and community members.” Feuz is extension’s livestock marketing specialist and involved in extension’s range initiative team. Programs he has developed include the Wyoming Master Cattleman Program and Ranch Management Institute. The multi-day workshops focus on topics such as assessing ranch marketing and financial analysis, partial budgeting and investment analysis tools, range management, genetics and livestock risk protection. At the end of each production strategy session, producers work through examples using tools from earlier sessions. Each strategy is analyzed for its potential from a goals/risk perspective and a financial “what if” analysis. Feuz started the annual Wyoming-Utah Ag Days, first held in January in Evanston, two years ago. Nominators also cited Feuz’s involvement in his local community, his willingness to draw in extension educators from surrounding states for his programs and his involvement in other extension professional areas, including nutrition and youth education. The Jim DeBree Award is named in honor of the retired Wyoming extension administrator and given to those who demonstrate a high level of professionalism, performance and leadership within their program areas and communities. Feuz joined UW Extension in 2004.

Meehan named 2018 Communicator of the Year

By NDSU Extension Service Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension’s livestock environmental stewardship specialist, has been honored for her expertise and professionalism in delivering educational programs and information to the public with the 2018 Communicator of the Year award. The NDSU Agriculture Communication Department and North Dakota chapter of the Association for Communication Excellence select one award recipient each year. Meehan was honored during the NDSU Extension conference held October 22-25 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Meehan joined the NDSU Extension team in 2015. She communicates with her target audiences in a number of ways, including social media, websites, news releases, face-to-face consultations, presentations, publications and news media interviews. She was very involved in the efforts to help producers cope with the 2017 drought, which lingered into 2018. That included co-chairing conference calls with agents, specialists and representatives from other agencies such as the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency and North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. Meehan has led several programing efforts to educate Extension personnel and producers on the importance of proper grazing management and livestock water quality. These efforts have led to the development of several tools to aid producers, including the NDSU Grazing Calculator App, forage production kits and the grazing monitoring stick. In addition, she has coordinated with the North Dakota Department of Health to provide water sampling containers and guidelines to each NDSU Extension county office. She also is co-chair of the NDSU Extension Livestock Management Team. She has led efforts to improve the team’s communication by coordinating news releases and creating a social media presence. Meehan earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal and Range Science and a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management, all from NDSU.


Nebraska’s success depends on agriculture, biotechnology

By Mike Boehm, NU Vice President for Agriculture; IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Contributing one in four jobs and $25 billion in annual cash receipts to the state’s economy, it’s hard to ignore the impact agriculture, and its related biotech industries, has on Nebraska. Thanks in large part to Nebraska’s steadfast and innovative farmers, ranchers, processors, and those producing advanced bioproducts, our state is a global player when it comes to feeding and fueling a growing world while sustaining our natural resources. As part of Nebraska’s flagship land-grant university, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is a proud partner in this effort. A national and international powerhouse in the delivery of the land-grant missions of teaching, research and extension education, IANR leverages the best thinking from a wide range of disciplines to address global megatrends such as a growing demand for food, water and energy. With a diverse landscape, from the sweeping grass-covered sand dunes of the Sandhills to the rich ecosystem of the Missouri River Valley, Nebraska serves as an amazing platform for discovery and innovation that leads to a better world, while supporting the economic vitality of individuals, families and communities here at home. The next generation of leaders who will address these global megatrends are hungry to problem solve, and IANR provides a pipeline for them through its teaching and learning mission. With record enrollments in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, more skilled agricultural professionals are entering the workforce than ever before. With assistance from CASNR’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, there’s also a record 189 public schools offering agricultural education programming across the state. The research and discovery portion of the land-grant mission is another tremendous source of pride for IANR. Research activities within the institute occur in fields, feedlots, the natural environment, homes, yards, gardens and communities. A focal point of this research is at the university’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. There you will find a world-class field phenotyping facility, which enables scientists to study complex plant traits, or phenotypes. The one-acre facility is the first of its kind in the U.S. This unique system is primed to have major impacts in the area of plant breeding. A common breeding cycle from germplasm selection to the release of a variety is typically 7 to 12 years. Research at the field phenotyping facility can shorten this cycle, meaning better plant varieties could be released at a faster rate. The land-grant system enables IANR to disseminate research findings, like those discovered through plant phenotyping, to Nebraskans through our nation-leading outreach and engagement program known as Nebraska Extension. Through Nebraska Extension, groundbreaking discoveries and practical solutions in a variety of areas can be shared throughout all 93 counties in the state, leading to great impact. For instance, each year beginning and experienced ranchers, land managers, policy makers and those concerned with the utilization and conservation of grazing lands gather to hear the latest research focused on grazing livestock systems and their impact on lands at the Nebraska Grazing Conference. Attendees at last year’s conference estimated their knowledge gained would increase profitability by $9 per head on an average herd size of 530 cows. The UNL-TAPS farm management competition is another example of how the integration of IANR’s mission areas leads to the advancement of Nebraska. As part of TAPS, university scientists and extension professionals, producers, industry representatives, students, government regulators and agency personnel interact in a real-life farm management competition with the goal of promoting efficiency and profitability. The competition is a great way for those in the agricultural and biotech industries to try new techniques and technologies, while leveraging peer-to-peer exchange of information. At IANR, we believe the university’s role in growing Nebraska is just as important today, if not more important, than it was when President Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law in 1862. The land-grant mission is not a new concept, but it takes bold action to truly deliver upon it in today’s society. Together with forward-thinking Nebraskans, and across our teaching, research and extension education missions, those across IANR are working tirelessly to ensure the continued competitiveness of our state, while positively impacting our world.

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December means tons of Christmas parties & along with that means tons of weird, wild & wacky gifts too.

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2008 Case IH 3520 3559 hours, Viper Pro, Trimble 750 auto steer................... $88,000

2010 Case IH Titan 3520, 3 bin, 2800 hours.........$115,000 2011 Case IH Titan 4520 3 BIN, Viper Pro, 4468 hours..... .................................$111,000

2012 Case IH 4520 3 BIN, 3900 hours, Viper Pro Trimble 750...........................$111,000

2012 Mahindra Mpower 85 tractor, 85 horsepower, 540/1000 PTO, loader w/forks and bucket, 2010 hours, FWD, really nice tractor!........$26,000

2010 Case IH Titan 4020 Cummins, automatic, 1800 2005 Case 4510 370 hp, auto, gallon, 85-ft. boom, de70-ft. flex air bed, 4500 hours. fco pump, Envizio Pro, 3753 ............... $78,000... $103,000 hours......................... $84,500

Free Freight Up To 1200 Miles 2010 International 7400, Max Force engine, Allison auto, New Leader L4000 G4, 3066 hours.......$88,000

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2007 Case 4520 3 bin, autosteer, 3000 hours....... $98,000

1989 Kenworth T800 dry, Cummins, tandem with tag axle, Ray Man 20 ton, 5 compartment, top auger... $33,500

2011 Case 4520 2 product, Viper Pro, 4733 hours........... ................................ $84,500

2009 Terra Gator 6203 Cat, Terra Shift, New Leader L4000 G4, Raven Viper Pro 2014 RoGator 1300, 3220 monitor, Smarttrax, 3711 hours, with new leader bed.... hours........................$78,000 ................................ $107,000

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2002 Loral 400 Cummins, Air Max 1000, 4100 hours............ 2010 Willmar Wrangler 4550. 2-2004 Willmar on 3 axle B&B .................................. $57,000 .................................. $24,000 trailer......................... $37,500

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2004 KBH 25-ton semi tender with back auger, self-contained......................... $32,500

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2009 Merritt with hydraulic belt conveyor, electric tarp, 4 compartments............ $37,500

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By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Rift Valley Fever (RVF), an infectious viral disease, poses a significant threat to livestock and human health in Africa and the Middle East. Although the disease has not reached the United States, a recent study by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Kansas State University (KSU) shows that U.S. white-tailed deer are highly susceptible to the RVF virus (RVFV). The disease causes significant economic losses due to death and abortion among infected livestock. Cattle, sheep, goats and camels are particularly susceptible to the virus. It can also infect humans through contact with organs, blood or milk of infected animals or from the bites of infected mosquitoes and blood-feeding flies. In the past 15 years alone, RVFV has caused tens of thousands of human cases, hundreds of human deaths and more than 100,000 domestic animal deaths in affected countries, according to an ARS report published in the Annual Review of Entomology. Before the findings were published in Emerging Infectious Diseases in September 2018, it was thought that the United States was not at risk for RVFV because of a lack of susceptible wildlife, said microbiologist William Wilson, with the ARS Arthropod-borne Disease Research Unit in Manhattan, Kansas. The 2006-07 Kenya RVFV outbreak spurred ARS researchers to establish an RVFV research program. Since then, Wilson and his team have conducted extensive research on RVFV from developing diagnostic tests to a patented vaccine. Research conducted by Wilson and collaborator Juergen Richt at KSU’s Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases demonstrates that white-tailed deer are an ideal host for the virus. In experiments conducted in KSU’s containment facilities, deer infected with the wildtype Kenya virus strain developed the disease and were able to transmit it to uninfected deer, according to the scientists. This is the first study of RVFV infection in white-tailed deer, according to Wilson. The research clearly suggests that white-tailed deer could play a significant role in establishing, maintaining and transmitting the virus if RVFV was ever introduced into North America, he added. One reason these preliminary findings pose a serious concern is the large U.S. white-tailed deer population that could spread the disease if infected, Wilson said. Deer could serve as a disease reservoir, where the infectious virus lives and reproduces, and become a host—spreading the virus to other animals through direct contact or fecal material. Wilson and his colleagues continue to analyze and examine the effects of RVFV in white-tailed deer.

Crook County 4-H educator receives UW Extension honor

By University of Wyoming Extension Increasing the depth and scope of Crook County 4-H and building the program through nontraditional ways has helped Sara Fleenor earn the University of Wyoming (UW) Extension’s Newer Employee Recognition Award. Fleenor was recognized during the organization’s training conference November 6-8 in Casper. “Sara strives for excellence in her 4-H programming with a keen interest in developing leadership skills in youths,” said Mary Kay Wardlaw, associate director of UW Extension. “She is often behind the scenes making sure the youths are supported and successful.” Nominators cited her work in providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math lessons in local classrooms and in afterschool and summer recreation programs. She has also revitalized the Weston-Crook County 4-H Summer Program since joining UW Extension in 2012. The number of campers has grown from 15 to over 50 in 2017. Fleenor is also credited for helping the success of the 307 Livestock Judging Camp in northeast Wyoming. The camp rotates between Weston and Crook counties year-to-year. The livestock judging series builds skills and increases participation in statewide contests by presenting scholarships and awards to the top 4-H members. Colleagues also noted her fundraising efforts. She has grown the shooting sports program through grants and donations and has raised nearly $5,000 a year through community fund drives and competitive grant writing.


Breeding beans that resist weevils

By Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty, American Society of Agronomy Beans are awesome. They are packed with nutrients and are high in protein. They can grow in many different environments. They help replenish soil nitrogen levels. They are a vital crop for food security in many parts of the world. But a small beetle can cause big losses to bean crops. The common bean weevil can infest beans in the field or in storage. Weevil larvae bore into seed pods and enter seeds. They continue feeding inside the seeds until coming out as adults to infect more seeds. Weevil infestations can spread rapidly and lead to significant losses of bean crops. In fact, under favorable conditions, weevils can infest entire quantities of stored beans within a few months. Researchers hope to change that. “Developing varieties of beans that are resistant to the bean weevil is a long-term solution to a very serious problem,” says Kelvin Kamfwa, bean breeder at the University of Zambia. Kamfwa is the lead author of a new study that has narrowed down the genetic locations of several weevil resistance genes in the common bean. The study confirmed that weevil resistance in beans is genetic. Resistance to weevils can be transferred to bean plants with different seed types and colors. “This will allow breeders in different countries to introduce weevil resistance into bean varieties adapted to local conditions,” says Kamfwa. The study also showed that weevil resistance is inherited separately from seed size in beans. That’s important because earlier studies suggested a relationship between weevil resistance and seed size. If true, that would prevent plant breeders from developing larger-seeded beans with weevil resistance. “Beans with larger seeds are preferred by consumers in several areas of Africa,” says Kamfwa. This means growers will have eager buyers, ensuring the growers’ livelihood. Bean varieties that are resistant to weevils can help farmers in the field and when it’s time to store harvests. In some areas, farmers currently treat bean seeds with ash from cooking fires to control weevils. “But that’s not particularly effective,” says Kamfwa. Treating seeds with chemicals can be effective but is costly and may carry health risks. Suffocating weevils by triple bagging beans in storage is another option, but effective bags may not always be available. Weevil-resistant bean varieties will allow farmers the flexibility to store seeds. “They will be able to save seeds for home use or for the next planting season,” says Kamfwa. “They may even store seeds to sell when prices are more favorable.” To learn more about the genetics of weevil resistance in the common bean, Kamfwa and his colleagues used bean plants derived from an initial mating between a weevil-resistant and a weevil-susceptible variety of common bean. For each bean plant tested, the researchers calculated the percentage of bean seeds damaged by weevils. This measurement provided a quantitative idea of how resistant each bean plant was to weevils. The researchers also sequenced the entire DNA of the bean plants. Then they combined the weevil-resistance measurements with the DNA sequence information. Finally, the researchers used statistical analyses to find genetic signals–called markers–that are more common in the DNA of bean plants resistant to weevils. These genetic signals act like molecular beacons, allowing the researchers to hone in on regions of bean DNA that are important for weevil resistance. “Using bean plants directly to research weevil resistance can be complicated and time-consuming,” says Kamfwa. “Being able to indirectly look for resistance with genetic markers will bring efficiency to the breeding process.” The researchers found three regions of bean DNA important for weevil resistance. One of these regions was known previously, but two regions were new discoveries. Kamfwa intends to develop a genetic marker system that can be widely used by bean breeders interested in developing weevil-resistant varieties. “Ultimately, we hope our findings contribute to food security needs in countries where the common bean is a valuable staple food,” he says. Read more about this research in Crop Science (https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/cs/abstracts/58/6/2370). This research was funded by USAID through the Legume Innovation Lab at Michigan State University.

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CRYSTALYX® IONO-LYX® B300 gives you all the advantages of a CRYSTALYX ® supplement program plus the added benefits of Bovatec® - the leading ionophore feed additive for pasture cattle. BOVATEC® is proven to increase weight gain in pasture cattle. In fact, 84 pasture studies conducted between 1980 and 2000 showed that BOVATEC® improved average daily gain (ADG) by 9.82% or 0.14 per-head, per-day.

•  A 20% all-natural plant protein supplement. Ideal for overcoming nutritional stress associated with calving and the breeding period. • Contains chelated/organic trace minerals.

BREEDUP™28

Maintain gut health and stability for profitability. In Crystalyx & Dry Mineral

•  A 28% protein supplement using plant protein and NPN. Ideal for overcoming nutritional stress associated with calving and the breeding period. • Contains chelated/organic trace minerals.

BTI Feeds

Call toll-free 1-800-873-0336 — Local 406-873-4433 Highway 2 East, Across from railroad crossing, Cut Bank Bulk Plant toll-free 1-888-878-2812 — Local 406-873-2812

STEEL & WOOD FENCE POSTS

Bio-Mos® is derived from a specific strain of yeast and helps promote animal performance. Gastrointestinal (GI) health and integrity are essential for animal performance and Bio-Mos 'feeds the GI tract' and thus plays a critical role in animal nutrition and production.

Taylor’s Farm Store Ben Taylor Valier

Farm Store toll-free 1-888-220-5547 — Local 406-434-5547 Bulk Plant toll-free 1-800-824-8366 — Local 406-434-5546 Chemical Warehouse 406-434-5253 — Store on Highway #2 in Shelby

Call toll-free 1-866-279-3360 Store & Bulk Plant 406-279-3365 – Shop 406-279-3693 Cut Bank Highway - Valier - Highway 44 East

GRADE 5 & 8

Shaver’s universal transport post driver pulls behind any tow vehicles. No PTO’s needed. Drive posts up to 12-ft. long and 10 inches in diameter. Adjustable tongue. Powerful, flexible, superior engineering. Call for more info

Tarter & Stur-D Round Bale Feeders

Stur-D Portable Tub, Alley & Squeeze Chute

BOLTS-NUTSWASHERS 1/4” - 3/4”

Roller chain - Sprockets Hubs

Barb Wire

Livestock Waterers on hand Call Taylor’s Farm Store: 406-434-5547 for information on Franklin & Ritchie Waterers Call BTI Feeds: 406-873-4433 for information on Cancrete & Ritchie Waterers Energy efficient, easy to and Franklin parts install fountains.

Stur-D Loading Chutes

Behlen

Bunk feeders Gates — Panels Handling systems

NEW!

Available at Taylor Farm Store We make up hydraulic hoses in our Shelby & Valier stores

Goulds Jet & Submersible Pump Water Systems

WOOD PELLETS

10%

DISCOUNT

When you buy pellets by the ton

Solve rodent problems with “Gladiator”

SALE PRICES

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Milk House & Ceramic Heaters

Nichols Sweeps Conventional, Ultrawing Klip Wing

On Sale Now 15% off

STOCK TANKS Steel & Poly

PROPANE Installations • Delivery • Inspections

all gallons Call 1-800-824-8366 paint

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