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FEBRUARY 2018

Vol. XIX No. 1 P.O. Box 997 Conrad, MT 59425-0997

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NDSU variety selection guides available

By NDSU Extension Service Variety selection guides are available for all of the major crops grown in North Dakota. These guides summarize the results of variety trials conducted in 2017 by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service and can be found at http://bit.ly/NDSUVarietyGuides, where they can be downloaded and printed. Printed copies also can be obtained from NDSU Extension Service county offices or from Print and Copy Services at NDSU. “This is a comprehensive publication series with variety information about North Dakota’s main crops, which include barley, oats, rye, canola, corn, dry edible beans, dry field peas, durum, flax, hard red spring and winter wheat, soybeans and sunflowers,” says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension Service broadleaf crops agronomist. The agronomic data presented in the variety trial publications are from replicated research plots that allow for rigorous comparisons of the tested varieties or hybrids. “Thousands of plots are grown and harvested to generate the unbiased information that goes into these publications,” says Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension cereal crops agronomist. CONTINUED ON PAGE A2

PRODUCTION SALES

Feb. 17 Sparks Herefords, Plevna MT.................................................. A9 Feb. 19 Bulls of the Big Sky, Billings MT............................................. A5 Feb. 21 Veseth Cattle Co. & Score Angus, Malta MT.......................... A4 Feb. 24 Peterson Angus, Worthing SD................................................. A6 Feb. 24 Neel’s Angus & Never Sweat Ranch, Missoula MT............. A13 Feb. 27 JC Heiken Angus & Sons, Miles City MT............................... A7 Feb. 27 Connelly Angus, Valier MT..................................................... A15 Feb. 27 Hill’s Ranch Simmentals, Stanford MT................................. A11 Mar. 2 Diamond Bar S, Great Falls MT.............................................. A12 Mar. 2 Sutherlin Farms Red Angus, Stevensville MT........................ A10 Mar. 3 Bulls of the Bitterroot, Stevensville MT.................................. A20 Mar. 3 Redland Red Angus & Gelbvieh, Hysham MT........................ A19 Mar. 3 DK Red Angus & Charolais, Williston, ND.............................. A17 Mar. 5 Clear Creek Angus & Weaver Herefords, Chinook MT.......... A23 Mar. 6 Apex Angus, Valier MT............................................................. A21 Mar. 7 Ox Bow Ranch, Wolf Creek MT................................................ A26 Mar. 7 L Bar W Cattle Company & Sidwell Ranch, Absarokee MT..... A9 Mar. 8 Fritz Red Angus, Brady MT...................................................... A27 Mar. 9 Flesch Angus, Shelby MT........................................................ A29 Mar. 10 Like It Like That Red Angus, Columbus MT......................... A24 Mar. 10 Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Lab, Miles City MT... ................................................................................................................. A9 Mar. 10 Duncan Ranch Co, Joplin MT..........................................A8, A25 Mar. 12 Holden Herefords, Valier MT.................................................... A9 Mar. 13 Veltkamp Angus, Manhattan MT............................................ A32 Mar. 13 Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek MT.....................A8, A25 Mar. 15 Kicking Horse Ranch, Great Falls MT................................... A33 Mar. 15 Malek Angus Ranch, Highwood MT...................................... A31 Mar. 19 Sun River Red Angus, Great Falls MT.................................. A34 Mar. 20 Open Gate Ranch, Simms MT................................................ A36 Mar. 25 Hi-Line Show Pigs, Havre MT.................................................. A3 Mar. 28 Westphal Registered Red Angus, Grass Range MT............ A38 Mar. 30 Harrer’s Lost Lake Ranch, Great Falls MT............................ A39 Mar. 31 O’Hara Land & Cattle, Shelby MT.......................................... A47 Mar. 31 Golden Triangle Breeders, Shelby MT................................... A43 Mar. 31 Turner Angus, Shelby MT....................................................... A48 Apr. 11 Pass Creek Angus, Wyola MT................................................ A49 Apr. 12 Montana’s “Northern Premier”, Chinook MT........................ A50 Apr. 13 Thiessen’s Regency Acres, Sidney MT................................. A53 Apr. 18 Milk River Angus, Chinook MT.............................................. A62

AUCTION SALES

Feb. 1-27 Musser Bros Auctions & Real Estate, Farm Equipment, Online.. A18 April Otto’s Auction Service, Consignment, Vaughn MT............................... A53 May. 18 Fritz Auction, Consignment, Chester MT.......................................... A62

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Registration opens for 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News

Women in the agricultural industry looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference organized by the University of Nebraska– Lincoln (UNL). The annual conference will be held February 22 – 23, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, Nebraska. The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country that allows women to build relationships with each other, attend workshops and gain valuable knowledge that will help them support their own farms and ranches. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Growing our future, valuing our traditions.” Over 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focuses on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk. Anita Keys, a rancher from Cherry county, said, “When you look at the workshop assortment, there are a lot of choices, which is really nice.” She feels that she has gained a lot of really great resources through the Women in Ag conference and her husband, Kerry, agrees, “She challenges me with the information that she brings and so we take that information and begin to incorporate it into our ranching operation.” In addition to the opportunity to grow market, financial and overall ranching knowledge, the opportunity to connect with other woman producers is what brings most women to the conference. “I started 12 years ago, and I fell in love with it,” says Linda Barrett, a producer from Banner county. Barrett has now started bringing her granddaughter, Kurstin, with her to the conferences. “Women in Ag is really cool because it lets you know that you’re a super vital part of every operation,” says Kurstin. “There’s a bunch of women there realizing that we’re really important in what we do.” Participants will have the opportunity to hear from three women who have made their livelihoods in the agricultural industry. Ruth Hambleton, the founder of Annie’s Project, will speak on empowering and

educating women producers. Ann Finkner, Farm Credit Services of America senior vice president chief administrative officer, will share resources to help women recharge while dealing with complexity, stress and multi-tasking in agriculture. Lastly, Leslie McCuiston, who was selected as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2017 and will share her story. Registration is available online at wia. unl.edu. Paper registration forms can be requested by calling 402-472-1576. For more information about the Women in Agriculture conference, including the conference proceedings, go to wia.unl.edu. CONTINUED ON PAGE A2

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Ransom adds, “The best way to select a high-yielding variety is to use data averaged across several locations and years. “Because weather conditions are unknown in advance, averaging across several years of data will identify a variety that yields well through differing weather conditions.” “Selecting the right variety or hybrid can be one of the most critical steps in profitable production,” Kandel says. “With so many varieties to choose from, variety selection can be challenging. “When selecting a high-yielding variety, also pay attention to the disease ratings, quality components of the variety and tolerance to various stress situations.” Additional information for some of the crops is available on NDSU’s Variety Trial Results page at https://www. ag.ndsu.edu/varietytrials.

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The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association (USTSA) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Starter Flock Program by again offering a free registered Targhee Starter flock to a deserving youth at the 2018 USTSA National Show & Sale in Miles City, Montana, July 12th-14th. The winner must be present to receive the flock and will be awarded one (1) ewe lamb, one (1) yearling ewe, and one (1) brood ewe donated by members of the USTSA. Each animal will be a USTSA registered animal, and at least QR in Scrapie Codon 171 genotype. The winner will also receive a $150 credit for use toward purchase of additional animals at the 2018 sale. Applications, due April 1st, are now available to download at www.ustargheesheep.org or by contacting Mardy Rutledge at the USTSA office (ustargheesheep@gmail. com or 702-292-5715). Any young person, ages 9-17, as of January 1, 2018, whose family does not raise Targhee sheep may apply. Applicants should possess a keen interest in the U.S. sheep industry, commitment to raising Targhee sheep over time, and a firm belief in the abilities of the breed. Applicants must demonstrate proof of care, facilities, and transportation. Aside from receiving the flock of sheep, the winning youth, will be paired with a Targhee breeder living near them who will act as a mentor. The association is committed to helping the winner succeed. Targhee sheep are one of the few breeds developed in the United States at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho. Withstanding harsh environments and minimal human intervention, while still producing high quality lamb and wool are hallmark traits of Targhees. Mothering ability and gentle dispositions are additional positive traits of the breed. The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association believes in the future. The success the program has had thus far has only affirmed it is the right thing to do for young people. In the past 9 years, the generous members of the USTSA have awarded 13 flocks, totaling over 40 head of sheep! Please pass the word along to a young person you know. Visit the USTSA website at www.ustargheesheep.org for more information.

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By MSU News Service events will conclude with a session given Montana State University (MSU) Extenby Laura Demmel, National Association sion will co-host a free barley workshop of Conservation Districts, called “Field to from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, February 15, Market/Sustainability.” at the Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, A free lunch will be provided for all parlocated at 972 Granite Road in Conrad. ticipants following the morning sessions. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The MSU Western Triangle Agricultural The workshop will begin with an update Research Center will host an entomology from the Montana Wheat and Barley Combooth during the lunch hour. mittee. Following the update, Kent McVay, The afternoon sessions will begin with MSU Southern Agricultural Research Cena presentation on “Management Strategies ter, will offer a session on rotations, weed for the Good and Not So Good Times” and nutrient management. The morning’s given by Anton Bekkerman, associate professor of agricultural economics at MSU. Next will be a presentation on barley breeding given by Jamie Sherman, associate research professor in the MSU Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. The final presentation of the afternoon will be an overview of the industry and markets given by Collin Watters of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. Following the final presentation, representatives from the malting barley industry will hold a panel discussion. The panel will include Ryan Pfeifle from Farm Power Malt, Ron Ueland from Montana Craft Malt and representatives from AB InBev, MillerCoors and Malteurop. Snacks and refreshments will be available during this panel. There will be one private/ commercial pesticide applicator point available to all registered participants. To reserve a spot, contact the Pondera County Extension Office at 406-271-4054 or adriane.good@montana. edu. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, February 9. MSU Extension is an ADA/EO/AA/Veteran’s Preference employer and provider of educational outreach. If participants require accommodation for a disability, please notify the local Extension office at least 48 hours in advance. For more information, contact Kari Lewis, Glacier County Extension, at 406873-2239 or kari.lewis@ montana.edu. ##### In South Dakota there are approximately 17,000 ranchers and cattlemen that produce 3.7 million head of cattle--we have more cattle than people! In South Dakota, the cattle industry is a family business with nearly all of the cattle businesses having been in the same families for more than 25 years. ##### North Dakota is the leading producer of sunflowers in the United States.


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The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University will offer a series of workshops to help manufacturers increase profits by streamlining their operations. Early registration has begun for the 10week Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Lean Bronze Program, which will offer weekly classes starting March 20 in Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula and March 30 in Billings. SME’s Lean Bronze Program provides an in-depth understanding of lean manufacturing, a set of principles and tools designed to increase manufacturing productivity. Participants will have the opportunity to qualify for SME’s Lean Bronze Certification, which can provide enhanced career opportunities to participants, according to Alistair Stewart, MMEC’s senior business adviser in Bozeman. “There’s often a misconception that lean manufacturing is just about reducing waste in the manufacturing process or decreasing the number of workers needed,” Stewart said. “Really, it’s about creating a workplace culture of continuous improvement and taking advantage of opportunities to become more profitable.” In addition to the classroom sessions, participants will gain hands-on experience by visiting local manufacturers and applying lean manufacturing principles to those manufacturers’ operations. “You feel like you can immediately apply what you’ve learned,” said Trevor Pankratz, an engineer at Wood’s Powr-Grip, a Laurel, Montana, company that manufactures vacuum tools for handling large sheets of glass and other heavy materials. Pankratz, who earned From actual Church Bulletins…….. • Next Sunday is the family hayride and bonfire at the Fowlers. Bring your own hot dogs and guns. Friends are welcome! Everyone come for a fun time. • Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say “hell” to someone who doesn’t care much about you. • The peace-making meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict. • The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus. • Miss Charlene Mason sang, “I Will Not Pass This Way Again,” giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. • Next Thursday, there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. • The church will host an evening of fine dining, superb entertainment, and gracious hostility.

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Composting livestock mortalities on the farm By Caitlin Price Youngquist

Cold and windy weather can be hard on aging or sick animals. There are two options for on-farm disposal of carcasses: burial and composting. They could also be delivered to a licensed landfill, rendering plant, or crematorium, or abandoned for scavengers. Wyoming Livestock Mortality Disposal Options Access to rendering and incineration services for large animals is very limited in Wyoming but may be available in neighboring states. The Humane Society of the United States provides a listing by state of cremation and rendering services. Ask your veterinarian for local small animal cremation services. Any animal euthanized by sodium pentobarbital injection (a common and humane method recommended by the American Veterinary Medicine Association) must be immediately buried (either on-farm or at a landfill), cremated, or properly composted to prevent secondary poisoning of wildlife or dogs that may scavenge the carcass. Rendering is not a safe method of disposal for euthanized carcasses. You may still be held liable even in the case of accidental wildlife poisoning. Composting Livestock Mortalities In composting, aerobic microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) convert raw organic waste into stable, nutrient-rich organic matter. These microorganisms produce enough heat to raise temperatures inside the compost pile to well over 130°F and kill pathogenic bacteria and viruses. The compost microorganisms require food (raw organic wastes), oxygen, and water to thrive. Key Steps for a Successful Mortality Compost Pile 1. Choose a well-drained site at least 300 feet from any stream, lake, pond, or well. Also consider the location of neighbors, other animals, and access roads. Be prepared to leave this compost pile alone for a full year if necessary. 2. Start with a base of absorbent high-carbon material at least 2 feet deep and place the carcass on this base at least 2 feet away from any edge. Sawdust, straw, or hay works well for the base. 3. Cover the carcass completely with another 2 to 3 feet of high-carbon compost material. Manure, bedding, old hay, silage, straw, and sawdust all work well. 4. Watch carefully for signs of disturbance and settling, add more compost materials if needed. This is especially important during the first few weeks. It is normal for the pile to settle a little, but if any part of the carcass becomes exposed, immediately add more compost material. 5. The compost will be ready to use in about four months to a year, depending on the size of carcass and compost materials used. After about six to 10 weeks of composting, the pile can be turned and mixed using a bucket loader to speed up the composting process, and multiple compost piles can be combined. Final Product The finished compost is a source of plant nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium. Use as a mulch around trees and shrubs or spread on pastures and hay fields. The finished compost can also be mixed with other raw materials and used in future mortality compost piles. This article originally appeared in Barnyards & Backyards magazine, published by University of Wyoming Extension. For information about the magazine and other resources, go to http://www.uwyo.edu/barnbackyard. ##### In 1872, Yellowstone was designated as the first National Park in the nation. Not only is Yellowstone National Park the first in the nation, but also the first in the world. The majority of Yellowstone National Park lies within the boundaries of Wyoming, with smaller portions in Idaho and Montana.


Rolling out hay is rolling out dollars

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service 145 cows need (278 tons). As the year ends, reflecting on the past Assuming center calves gain 1.5 pounds year is good. per day with some supplement, the 378 The obvious point this year is the lack tons of hay for 180 days is 2.1 tons (4,200 of forage and how, as producers, one repounds) of forage per day. If the 229 calves sponded to the challenge. gain 1.5 pounds per day for 180 days and The Dickinson Research Extension Centhe hay costs $60 per ton ter (DREC) needs more delivered, then the forthan 1,000 1,300-pound age cost for that pound bales to make the stretch of gain is estimated at 37 to spring grass. That cents per pound. At $120 number is buffered a bit per ton delivered, the because the calves are forage cost per pound of receiving 3 pounds of gain doubles to 74 cents commercial supplement per pound. At $180 hay daily and the cows 4 per ton delivered, the pounds of commercial forage cost per pound of supplement every other gain triples to $1.11. day. But forage is the essence of a cattle opRemember, this is just eration and keeping costs the estimated cost of forlow is critical. age plus transportation. Fortunately, the center The 2016 backgroundforage feed needs have ing costs from the North been helped by the more Dakota Farm and Ranch recent good weather. In other words, we’ve Business Management Education Program had a moister fall, followed by an obviously CONTINUED ON PAGE A13 kinder start to winter. Cows have done well on crop aftermath, cover crops and standing corn. Still, many producers are short of forage and have had to purchase hay. Unfortunately, purchasing hay generally drives costs up, and producers view the purchase of hay above operational historical levels as a last resort because of transportation costs. Karl Hoppe, an area livestock specialist with the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service, noted the impact of hay prices and asked, “Assuming we have limited hay, should I use that hay for wintering the cows and sell calves or buy hay and feed calves?” That’s not a simple question because markets shift and selling calves in a downward-trending market versus feeding them with the anticipation of a stronger market takes some figuring. If the cost of gain is low enough, the efficiency would say to capture it and feed cattle to harvest. Anyway, welcome to this year’s cattle business. Whether cows or calves, feeding hay at $60, $120 or $180 per ton delivered has astonishing outcomes. The range in the quality of hay also has been astonishing. The best advice is “buyer beware.” Never buy hay without a feed analysis and always price hay based on that analysis. For simplicity today, the following example only assumes a look at total pounds of forage, keeping in mind the actual outcome needs to account for the quality of the available feed. The center’s need for 1,000 large round bales is an estimate of feed the center’s 229 calves need (378 tons) and the center’s

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HAY FOR SALE

70 ton 1st cutting Alfalfa/Grass. Large round bales.........$125/ton

(406) 466-3860 • Choteau, MT

SOME OLD CATS FOR SALE (1941) CAT D-2 3J (1929) CAT 15 PV (1930) CAT 20 PL (1930) CAT 30 PS (1936) CAT RD6 2H (1937) CAT RD4 4G (1930) CAT 60 PA Russell road grader, MDGUL, built from 1913 to 1922, Serial No. 372. Phone (406) 799-4614, Galata, MT

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Montana Hereford Directory Anchor Polled Herefords 406-467-2880, Vaughn, MT

Banjo Ranch

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

Bar Star Cattle

406-399-7811, Loma, MT www.barstarcattle.com

Bryan Barker

406-450-4361, Shelby, MT

Barker Herefords

406-450-9716, Shelby, MT

Bayers Hereford Ranch

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT

Cherry Springs Ranch Churchill Cattle Co

Cooper Hereford Ranch

Fort Keogh Livestock Research

406-425-2484, Absarokee, MT

Curlew Cattle Co

Garrison Ranches Inc

406-425-2484, Absarokee, MT

Dallas Polled Herefords

Griffin Polled Herefords

Brillhart Ranch Co

406-749-1036, Huntley, MT

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406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

406-322-4425, Columbus, MT www.sidwell-land.com

Loyning Farms

Sparks Herefords

406-778-2320, Plevna, MT

M/D Herefords

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-821-0247, Darby, MT

406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

406-323-1686, Roundup, MT

Harper Herefords

McKechnie Hereford Ranch

Dutton Hereford Ranch

Holden Herefords

McMurry Cattle

406-544-1536, Gold Creek, MT www.thomasherefords.com

406-368-2244, Canyon Creek, MT

Duncan Ranch Co

Marty Bennett Bowen Ranch

Sidwell Ranch

L Bar W Cattle Co

406-891-0973, Baker, MT www.facebook.com/MD-Herefords

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

406-633-5479, Molt, MT

Emily Shilling

406-322-8541, Columbus, MT

406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

406-835-2501, Glen, MT

406-287-9947, Whitehall, MT

406-832-3219, Wise River, MT

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords

Frank Herefords

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

Rafter Ranch Inc

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

307-631-6012, Columbus, MT

406-288-3330, Gold Creek, MT

406-267-3232, Butte, MT

K & C Herefords

406-922-6044, Bozeman, MT www.1stwestinsurance.com

406-580-6421, Manhattan, MT www.churchillcattle.com

Beery’s Land & Livestock Co 406-979-5720, Vida, MT www.beeryherefords.com

First West Insurance

406-425-1411, Bridger, MT

406-450-1029, Valier, MT www.holdenherefords.com

Ehlke Herefords

Hultin Polled Herefords

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

Feddes Herefords

Dan 406-570-1602, Manhattan, MT www.feddes.com

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406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT www.facebook.com/ Storey-Hereford-Ranch

406-432-2296, Shelby, MT

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

Thomas Herefords Vandeberg Ranch

406-459-1691, Helena, MT www.hultinpolledherefords.com

406-735-4493, Geyser, MT

Merrimac Cattle Co

406-323-1297, Roundup, MT

J Bar E Ranch

ORIgen

406-252-5196, Billings, MT

406-765-7068, Plentywood, MT

406-348-2345, Huntley, MT

JZ Livestock

Otis Ranch

406-360-3427, Hamilton, MT

406-223-4518, Emigrant, MT

WestFeeds LLC

Wichman Herefords

406-350-3123, Moore, MT www.wichmanherefords.com

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HH Advance 5017C #43581352 and HH Advance 4251 #43470274 are two of the distinctive sires used in our current yearling bull offering. Length, thickness, muscling, pigment and docility are just a few of the favorable traits that have been passed on to their sons. Our other Herd Sires are: HH Advance 6215D #43688551 HH Advance 529C #43579204 IF Advance 6006D #43682401

Duncan Ranch Co.

DUTTON HEREFORD RANCH

Private Treaty Silent Auction March 10, 2018 Powerful Polled and Horned Herefords

Hereford Bulls for Sale Private Treaty

2-year old virgin Horned Hereford bulls for sale

190 SUNNYSIDE LN. GOLD CREEK, MT 59733

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

Dean & Renee Dutton (406) 288-3330 or (406) 240-8014 drm3330@blackfoot.net

Townsend, MT 59644 (406) 266-4121 (406) 439-4311 ehlke@mt.net www.ehlkeherefords.com


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Montana Hereford Directory 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

“The Best in Line One Breeding”

52ND ANNUAL SALE Holden Herefords PRODUCTION March 12, 2018 3139 Valier Dupuyer Rd Valier, MT 59486

at the ranch

SELLING

150 Powerful Performance Tested Bulls 20 Top Quality Yearling Heifers Jack cell: 406-450-1029 20 Fall Bred Cows and Jay D. Evans cell: 406-450-0129 Heifer Calves

www.holdenherefords.com email: jtholden@3rivers.net

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

Mark and Dena Kirschten • 406-891-0973 Lesley Liane • 701-412-8153 Baker, Montana • Check us out on Facebook!

L Bar W Cattle Company and Sidwell Ranch We are proud to present our second production sale

March 7th, 2018 at the ranch in Absarokee, MT

Featuring outstanding horned and polled hereford yearlings, two year old bulls, and select females.

Bulls, Registered Heifers, and F1 Baldy Heifers Available Now!

Carl Loyning Richard Sidwell 406-328-4095 • 406-425-2484 (c) 406-322-4425 • 406-861-4426 (c) cdloyning@gmail.com sidwell@sidwell-land.com www.lbarw.com www.sidwell-land.com

McMURRY CATTLE

Added Genetic Balance Trait And Carcass Value ONLY THE BEST SELL Private Treaty Bull Sales

Fred & Doreen HP 406 254 1247 McMurry Cell 406 697 4040 2027 Iris Lane mcmurrycattle@gmail.com Billings, MT 59102 mcmurrycattle.com

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords Since 1922

Performance tested bulls and heifers

For sale private treaty at the ranch

Kenny Lars (406) 584-7571 cell (406) 939-0252 671 Fas 470 Lindsay, MT 59339

THOMAS HEREFORDS - Performance Tested - Carcass Ultrasound Scanned - Breeding Soundness Examined - BVD-PI3 Screened - Complete Balanced EPD’s - Ranking in the top of the breed for all traits - First Year Breeding Guarantee - Free Delivery within Montana

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

Gold Creek, MT

KT Built Tuff 1010

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

Sparks Herefords Bull Sale Day February 17, 2018 1:00 PM at the ranch with lunch at noon Tom Sparks 406-778-2320 Visitors welcome to see the 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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Deadline for advertising in the March 2018 issue is WEDNESDAY, February 28th.

Travel safely on winter roads.

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Feeding cows? Hauling grain? Visiting relatives? Avoid cold weather tire trouble...see us today!

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Cars, Light Trucks, Heavy Duty Farm & Over-the-road Trucks

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Upcoming drought, fire seasons now even harder to predict

By Sanjay Talwani and Andie Creel, Prairie Populist Montana’s disastrous flash drought of 2017 and the millionacre fire season have left many asking: What will the new year bring? And what about all this snow? Weather may be getting harder to predict, not easier. Last year, Montana’s weather proved that a big spring snowpack does not mean moisture down the road. “By May 1 we thought that things were in really good shape,” Michael Downey, water planner with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, told lawmakers January 8. “Last winter was a really good winter.” Northeast Montana’s moisture looked so good planners were worried about flooding as winter ended. But in summertime some sites in Northeast Montana were the driest they’d been since record-keeping began more than a century ago — drier than even the 1930s, Downey told the Water Policy Interim Committee. Downey said there’s a been a lack of good data from northeastern Montana, but the department is now getting more information directly from the online Montana Drought Impact Reporter (http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/drought-management). “Producers on the ground have a way to give us new data in terms of what’s actually happening to them on the ground,” Downey said. “Back in March, they knew how dry it was, even if we were missing some of the signs.” And this past summer won’t be the only curveball thrown at Montana. Downey went on. Precipitation could drop 30 percent, he said, citing the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment (http://prairiepopulist.org/climate-assessment/). Released in September, the Montana Climate Assessment put our own people on the ground and made predictions for our state. It anticipates rising temperatures and more extreme weather, including fire and droughts. Sen. Pat Connell (R-Hamilton), chairman of the Water Policy Interim Committee, cited the assessment’s prediction of “some really scary changes over the next 50 years” for precipitation in Montana.   “That’s barely a rotation time for lodgepoles,” he said. “We’ve listened over the last several months, at least in my neck of Montana, about the recognition of climate change on affecting fire behavior … discussing whether it’s drought from climate change, whether it’s an annual or persistent situation,” Connell said. He asked Dave Schmid, deputy forester of the Northern Region of the U.S Forest Service, if his agency was re-evaluating its vegetation management plans for all of the forests “in light of this perceived climate change?” Schmid said the science is reflected in the planning processes now underway at forests including the HelenaLewis and Clark, CusterGallatin and Flathead. The Forest Service meanwhile is spending about $3.5 million in Montana on postfire rehabilitation, including road and trail stabilization and weed control. It’s also conducting salvage logging sales on 13 burned sites.


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EQUIPMENT & TRUCKS FOR SALE TRUCKS

2005 Kenworth W900 Cummins, 13 speed, new tires................................................ $30,000 2003 Freightliner M2106 300 hp, automatic, air ride, trailer puller............................. $20,000 2004 Peterbilt 378 Cat C15, 13 speed........................................................................ $25,000 2003 Mack CH600 460 hours, 13 speed..................................................................... $20,000 1994 Kenworth W900 Cat, 18 speed, day cab........................................................... $22,000 1989 Freightliner Cummins, 13 speed, lift axle, long frame....................................... $16,000

FISHER TRUCK & EQUIPMENT (406) 939-0411 • Scobey, Montana

Dennis & Nila Schenk & Sons Fairfield MT 406-467-3303/590-3377 diamond@3rivers.net diamondbars.net Friday March 2, 2018 1:00 pm

BULL SALE

TC THUNDER (ANG) X SVF ALLEGIANCE (SIM)

7 MONTHS OFF 1ST CALF HEIFER YOU SHOULD SEE HIM NOW!

Western Livestock Great Falls MT

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Extension offering land application training

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Eight Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. “The workshops will help livestock producers put to use the nutrient management planning requirements of Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality regulations and increase the economic value of manure,” said Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Manure Management coordinator. Participants who attend the daylong event will receive NDEQ Land Application Training Certification. Livestock producers with livestock waste control facility permits received or renewed since April 1998 must be certified, and farms must complete an approved training every five years. Re-certification will be held during the first two hours of the day-long land application training. Farm personnel responsible for land application of manure are encouraged to attend for either the initial or re-certification portion of the training. The morning portion of the workshops will consist of a two-hour program including updates on changing regulations and other manure management topics, such as protecting herd health with biosecurity. Any farm staff responsible for implementing the farm’s nutrient plan are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. A $60 fee per operation (includes one representative) will be charged for the workshops plus a $15 fee for each additional participant to cover local costs including lunch. The re-certification portion of the workshop is $30 for each participant. The workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Animal Manure Management Team, which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better utilize manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits. For additional information on the workshops and other resources for managing manure nutrients, visit http://manure. unl.edu or contact Johnson at 402-584-3818 or ljohnson13@ unl.edu. Dates, times and locations: • WEST POINT: February 13, 9 a.m., Nielsen Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave. • LEXINGTON: February 15, 9 a.m., Extension office, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway • OGALLALA: February 16, 9 a.m., Extension office, 511 N. Spruce St. • SCOTTSBLUFF: February 21, 9 a.m., Extension center, 4502 Ave. I • AINSWORTH: February 22, 9 a.m., Courthouse meeting room, 148 W 4th St. • WILBER: February 23, 9 a.m., Extension office, 306 W. Third • COLUMBUS: February 26, 9 a.m., Pinnacle Bank, 210 East 23rd St. • NELIGH: February 28, 9 a.m., Courthouse meeting room, 501 M St.

Banana Bread Day

Date When Celebrated : February 23 The addition of mashed, ripe bananas to a cake-like batter is what gives banana bread its distinctive taste and moistness. What better opportunity to enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee than on Banana Bread Day? Banana bread first started to become popular back in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. Cultural historians suggest that resourceful and creative housewives of the era created the recipe as a way of not wasting over-ripe bananas. In fact, the riper the bananas, the better the taste of the banana bread, so it ended up being a very clever creation! It is traditionally known as a “quick bread”, but is actually more like a cake in both texture and flavor. Extremely easy to make, banana bread is still a favorite way to quickly bake up a special treat for the family. Modernday breads also include the addition of chocolate chips, nuts, or even dried fruit. Why not experiment and come up with a great banana bread recipe that everyone will love?


Rolling out hay is rolling out dollars CONTINUED FROM PAGE AA7

(http://www.ndfarmmanagement.com), along with FINBIN (http://www.finbin.umn. edu) from the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota, were 40 cents for calves gaining 1.7 pounds per day with an approximately 70 percent forage base. The bottom line: Feeding calves highpriced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next, but not a long bridge. The same would be true for the cows. The 145 center cows need 278 tons for 120 days, or 2.3 tons (4,633 pounds) of forage per day. Each cow would have approximately 32 pounds of forage daily. At $60 per ton delivered, cow forage cost is 96 cents, or just under $1 per day. At $120 per ton delivered, the forage cost would be $2 per day, and at $180 per ton delivered, the forage cost would be $3 per day. In 2016, the FINBIN data showed total feed cost per cow under more normal conditions was $349. Again, that is the total feed cost, and $60-per-ton hay is within reason. But this year, the increase in hay costs alone could force the total feed cost per cow much higher. For pondering purposes, if the center would have had to start feeding $120-perton hay in November and continue through April, the forage bill alone would have been $360 per cow. Fortunately, winter has held off and weather is milder, so a shorter feeding period is welcome relief. But even feeding expensive hay starting in January drives up the day cost of a cow. Again, high-priced hay needs to be a bridge from one low-cost production scenario to the next. Unfortunately, once spent, the money must be transferred, and generally, ##### As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year! (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. The wigs couldn’t be washed, so to clean them they could carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term “big wig.” Today we often use the term “here comes the Big Wig” because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy. ##### Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. ##### McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.”

the ability to lower upcoming production costs is limited. Seeking alternative feed resources and substituting a less costly, more energy-dense feed source as a percentage of the daily ration should be explored. High-cost hay means refining management, penciling out costs per pound of nutrient delivered and consulting a nutritionist for a total ration. Rolling out hay is rolling out dollars. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact your local NDSU Extension Service agent (https:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ ndsu.edu.

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The deadline for advertising for the March issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be February 28th.

HAY FOR SALE

275 ton 1st cutting grass/alfalfa hay in 1400 lb. round bales. Near Bozeman, MT................................................. $130/ton Phone (406) 763-4585

Hay & Flatbed Hauling Ty Aaberg cell - (406) 590-1572 Conrad, MT 59425


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

Yearling Polled & Horned Hereford Bulls Performance Tested Select Now - We Will Deliver in Spring

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2007 Pettibone T-8044, 44-ft. reach, 8000 lb capacity, cab, heat, 5200 hours.............................$42,500 2006 Trail King hydraulic tail equipment trailer, winch, self-contained, air ride............................$29,500

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2012 Dragon 130 barrel water/vac trailer, tandem spring/ride $15,500

2004 Cat TH360B, 44-ft. reach, 7000 lb capacity, cab, heat, 4400 hours.............................$39,900

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2013 Case 590 Super N, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, hydraulic thumb. Only 160 hours!!........... $95,000

Storage vans - Road worthy with shelving and lights...................... ...........................$2500 to $3500

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2002 Cat 420D loader backhoe, standard hoe, 4x4, cab and heat, pilot controls, 80% front tires, bale fork, 10,400 hours.. $27,500

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

Cedar Rapids 1524Y jaw crusher, skid mounted, 50 hp electric motor. Excellent condition..$14,500

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2018 Western Crop and Pest Management School

By NDSU Extension Service Farmers, crop scouts, agronomists and other agricultural professionals will have an opportunity to enhance their pest identification and management skills at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service’s 2018 Western Crop and Pest Management School. The school will be held March 6-7 at the Williston Area Recreation Center on the Williston State College campus. Participants also will be able hear about current research results on topics such as weed control and pulse crop disease management. This is the first time the school has been held in northwestern North Dakota for several years, according to the event’s organizer, Clair Keene, area Extension cropping systems specialist at NDSU’s Williston Research Extension Center. The school starts at 9 a.m. Central time both days. Topics and speakers for March 6 are: • Pea leaf weevil, an insect pest first detected in northwestern North Dakota in 2017 - T.J. Prochaska, area Extension crop protection specialist, NDSU North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC) • The Haney soil test: What does it mean for North Dakota soils? - Chris Augustin, area Extension soil health specialist, NCREC • Weed management update and 2018 in-crop dicamba rules for dicamba-tolerant soybeans in North Dakota - Brian Jenks, weed scientist, NCREC Topics for afternoon breakout sessions include weed seedling identification, cover crop selection, pulse crop pathology, and identification of cabbage seedpod weevil and spider mites. Topics and speakers for March 7 are: • Disease management in chickpeas - Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center • Best practices for long-term grain storage - Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer • Performance of new spring wheat, durum and pea varieties - John Rickertsen, research agronomist, NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center • Unmanned aerial vehicle research update and demonstration - John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension ag machine systems specialist • Biology of legume inoculants and the nodulation process - Audrey Kalil, plant pathologist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) • Pipeline reclamation project - Austin Link, agronomy research specialist, WREC • Soil water use in dryland cropping systems - Jim Staricka, soil scientist, WREC Certified crop advisers will be able to earn 9.5 continuing education units. Registration for the school is limited to 100 participants. Register online at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extplantpath/ events or obtain a brochure from your county office of the NDSU Extension Service and mail the registration form. The cost is $125 if registering before February 26. The registration fee is $150 after that date. Registration includes lunches, breaks and course materials. Child care will be available on-site for $25 per child per day for children ages 3 months to 7 years. Parents will need to provide snacks and meals for their children during the workshop. For more information on child care and to preregister your child, contact Keene at 701-774-4315. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Hotel room blocks will be available at the MainStay Suites, 701-572-5793, and El Rancho, 701-572-6321, in Williston until February 22. Ask for the “NDSU Extension Crop School” block rate when booking rooms. For more information about the school, contact Keene at 701-774-4315 or clair.keene@ndsu.edu. ##### Much of Eastern Washington is in the Steppe climate zone. It has hot summers and cold winters. Because of the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, average rainfall is only 10-20”. There is also a Desert climate zone in central Washington where rainfall is less than 10” per year. ##### Montana’s rivers and streams provide water for three oceans and three of the North American continent’s major river basins. ##### North Dakota generates $68 million in milk sales annually.


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N.D. 4-H’ers place in national competition

By NDSU Extension Service Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the recent Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. The Western National Roundup is a place for youth to compete nationally in several contests, learn to work as teams, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills, including critical thinking and independence. Youth also participate in educational tours that provide communitybased and service learning opportunities. The North Dakota 4-H teams and individuals who placed were: Consumer Choices The Walsh County team of Beatrice Kjelland, Sandra Kjelland, Kristen Larson and Tobias Zikmund placed seventh. Individual placings were: • Beatrice Kjelland - sixth • Zikmund - 16th • Larson - 25th • Sandra Kjelland - 28th Hippology The Morton County team of Katelyn Eisenbeis, Ashley Goldade, Brooke Heidrich and Morgan Henke placed second. Team and individual placings by category were: • Examination/slides - team, third; Henke, seventh; Eisenbeis, 10th • Stations - team, first; Goldade, third; Henke, fifth; Heidrich, seventh; Eisenbeis, ninth • Horse judging - team, sixth • Team problem - sixth • Overall - Henke, sixth; Goldade, seventh; Eisenbeis, ninth Horse Demonstration The Ward County team of Madilyn Berg and Sidney Lovelace placed second. Their presentation took the audience on a trip through the horse’s digestive system. They used props to explain where and why life-threating colic (digestive upsets) occurs along the route through the digestive system. Horse Judging The Kidder County team of Morgan Dutton, Cheyanne Klein, Kaden Strom and Teresa Wald placed seventh overall. The team judged six performance classes and four conformation halter classes, and provided four sets of reasons for their placing decisions. Team and individual placings by category were: • Reasons - team, sixth; Dutton, ninth • Halter - team, seventh; Dutton, ninth • Performance - team, eighth; Dutton, 10th • Overall - Dutton, sixth Horse Public Speaking • Victoria Christensen, Stutsman County - sixth Livestock Judging The Dickey County team of Kadey Holm, Caleb Hauck, Reed Wendel, Jacob Hauck and Calli Hauck placed 12th overall Team and individual placings by category were: • Reasons – 11th • Swine - team, fifth; Holm, seventh; Wendel, 11th Meat Judging The Ward County team of Samuel Jaeger, Jayd Novak, Thomas Schauer and Jacob Scheresky took second place overall. Team and individual placings by category were: • Overall - Scheresky, first; Novak, ninth; Schauer, 12th; Jaeger, 22nd • Placings - team, second; Scheresky, fourth; Novak, fifth • Reasons - team, fourth; Scheresky, third • Retail ID - team, second; Scheresky, second; Schauer, eighth From actual Church Bulletins…….. • During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J.F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. • Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.” • Stewardship Offertory: “Jesus Paid It All” • The music for today’s service was all composed by George Friedrich Handel in celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth. • Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.


Horse wet weather woes

By Penn State Extension areas and the use of a variety or combinaExcessive rainfall can both benefit and tion of footing materials can eliminate many hinder horse owners in managing farm potential problems. Contact any Extension systems and animal well-being. Office for suggestions and information on Unfortunately, for the horse owner, perconstruction in high density areas. sistent and large amounts of rainfall often Many horse owners become annoyed durpresent challenges that are both a nuisance ing wet weather when their horse enjoys a and health concerns for equine. roll in the mud, for it presents a burden for Warm wet climates assist forages with a owners when brushing the coat of the horse. rapid growth The horse may use rolling in mud to cover This is a positive if your pasture in late their body to discourage biting insects, but summer had slowed down in growth. Pasmore often the roll is intended to assist the tures thrive on the late summer and early horse in scratching “itchy” areas. fall growing season. Warm days followed During the summer months the horses’ by cool nights with moisture assist many coat is less dense and permits easier evapograsses in rapidly regaining growth spurts ration of sweat. With cooler temperatures that were stunted by the heat of summer. the horses’ coat becomes denser to provide Grasses that usually are not as appetizinsulation during colder temperatures. The ing to the horse after a long hot summer, thicker coat covered with mud will not prorejuvenate producing sweeter tasting forvide for the skin underneath to remain dry age that horses enjoy. Often a horse will and healthy. If the autumn day becomes very forage in areas in the pasture during the warm, the horse will sweat. Because the autumn months that were ignored during sweat is not able to be evaporated as easily the summer. as when in summer coat, the horse will roll Clipping the forages to the desirable in the mud to itch. A roll in the mud relieves height will assist in maintaining the pasthe itch, but can pack down the hair follicles ture for longer usage later in the growing and become a breeding area for bacteria. A season and will also assist in eliminating weeds. Many weeds go to seed during the CONTINUED ON PAGE A18 latter part of the summer and early fall and continual clipping will assist in reducing the spread of weed growth. The key is to clip the undesirable forages before there is the opportunity for seed heads to disperse. With cooler autumn nights the nuisance of insects reduces assisting in more enjoyable riding time. Add the rainfall and “ponding” at moist, muddy areas and areas become the breeding grounds for bacteria, flies and other type of insects. Mosquito’s larva thrives in stagnant waters found in drinking troughs and puddles. Draining and managing surface water areas can eliminate ponding. Adding a small amount of bleach to drinking troughs can assist in reducing mosquito and other insect breeding habitats. Mosquitoes are the carrier of many diseases that can affect both humans and animals. Protection and inoculation for diseases such as West Nile is recommended for equine that live in areas subject to conditions suitable for mosquito growth. With rainfall comes the abundance of mud. The high concentration areas in pastures, such as gate entrances, rapidly become soggy and muddy. This becomes a burden to both the horse owner and equine. The horse caretaker finds difficulty in walking in areas with excessive mud. Horses standing and walking in muddy areas can promote hoof diseases, such as thrush and seedy toe. Proper management of high concentration areas can decrease the potential undesirable conditions. Construction of diversion ditches, buffer and draining

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Agricultural tile drainage design workshop set

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By NDSU Extension Service structures for water management.” Producers, landowners, consultants, Workshop topics will include: drainage contractors, government agency • Drainage design fundamentals such as staff, water resource managers and othimportant soil properties, drainage coefers interested in subsurface drainage and ficient, outlet considerations, layout and water table management systems will have pipe sizing an opportunity to learn more at a one-day • Drainage design tools tile drainage design workshop March 7 in • Review of the design of an example Fargo. tile project It will be held in Loftsgard Hall, Room • Tile drainage lift station concepts and 380, on the North Dakota State University design (NDSU) campus. The NDSU Extension • Agronomic and conservation drainage Service organized the workshop. concepts The workshop will focus on planning and • A team design project designing agricultural tile drainage systems, “Crops do not like saturated conditions,” including water management structures says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronand lift stations. The course content will be omist and workshop co-organizer. “Having taught in four design sessions. Participants the field tiled, with the option to control the will be able to do exercises to reinforce the water table, will give farmers options to concepts presented. reduce production risk due to excess water.” “Proper design of a tile project is critical The registration deadline for the workto the future performance of the system,” shop is March 4. The fee is $100 and insays Tom Scherer, NDSU Extension agcludes lunch, course materials, refreshments ricultural engineer and one of the event’s and a parking pass. The workshop is limited organizers. “When we think about tile to 44 participants, so on-site registration drainage, we also must consider managwill not be available on the day of the event. ing the amount of water leaving the field. Register online at http://bit.ly/2BE53hX. Fortunately, we can use pumps and control

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Horse wet weather woes CONTINUED FROM PAGE A17

common skin irritation in the fall called rain rot can produce hair loss and skin infection. Not only does this condition cause unsightliness, with the loss of hair, but also can become a threat to the health of the horse. Keeping the horses’ coat clean and dry will deter rain rot. When standing in muddy areas horses can develop “scratches” or “greasy heels.” These conditions are similar to what happens in rain rot on the body of the horse, but are concentrated in the lower leg areas of the horse. If a horse develops these conditions, treatment and curing can be difficult as it becomes more difficult to eliminate contact with wet mud or grasses. Removing mud on the lower legs and allowing the leg areas to dry daily will minimize issues. Severe cases can cause lameness and loss of the use of the horse for performance activities. As the consistent rainfall leads to less enjoyable time spend with your horse, remember that during this period extra care of the horse and its surroundings will eliminate additional work if and when a horse develops an irritating problem caused by wet weather. Late Summer and Autumn horseback riding is enjoyable and relaxing and prevention and maintenance of your horse during this period will ensure that you can enjoy the beauty of the seasons.


MDA awarded USDA QSP grant for beef genetics

By Montana Department of Agriculture The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been awarded $52,158 from USDA’s Quality Samples Program (QSP) to further develop the market for U.S. beef genetics in Nicaragua. Through January 2020, MDA will use the funds to send semen and embryos from Montana ranches to Nicaragua. “This is great news for Montana seedstock producers,” said MDA Director Ben Thomas. “Our beef genetics are known worldwide for their high quality, and with Nicaragua being the largest cattle producing country in Central America, we feel this will become an important and fruitful relationship for Montana.” The award comes on the heels of a series of successful MDA trade missions with Nicaragua. In March 2017, MDA staff accompanied Montana ranchers on an outbound trade mission to Nicaragua. The trip included visits with feedlot owners, slaughterhouse operators, and ranchers, who discussed the need for higher quality meat and faster processing times. Then, in October 2017, MDA hosted Nicaraguan cattlemen for visits to several Montana ranches and a stop at the NILE livestock show, where they viewed the highquality genetics first-hand. Montana is recognized on a national and international level for exceptional genetics, and has been referred to as the “seedstock capitol of the world”, due in large part to the hard work and foresight of the state’s producers in perfecting their herds. The QSP enables potential customers around the world to discover the quality and benefits of U.S. agricultural products. For more information on the program, visit: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/programs/quality-samples-program-qsp The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.

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TRACTOR FOR SALE

2008 Case Steiger 535 quad, 800 hours, high capacity pump, 5 remotes, 30” tracks.................................................................. $225,000 Contact Paul (403) 647-7368, Sweet Grass, MT

CASNR Experience the Power of Red visit day March 15

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News The demand for skilled graduates in food, agriculture, renewable resources and STEM is on the rise. Between 2015 and 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture expects 57,900 annual openings for graduates with bachelor’s degrees or higher in those areas. High school and transfer students can take their first step towards filling one of these openings by attending the Experience the Power of Red Visit Day on March 15. The event is an opportunity to learn more about the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. During the Experience the Power of Red Visit Day, attendees will explore the university’s East Campus, and meet current CASNR faculty, staff and students. Students can Lunch at learn about the college’s 30 academic programs and one noon pre-professional program in areas such as animals, plants, soil, climate, golf, business, mechanization, leadership, food and forensic science. “The programs in CASNR prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s greatest challenges,” said CASNR College Relations Director, Sue Ellen Pegg. “Attending Experience the Power of Red Visit Day allows students to gain a true sense of the CASNR community. Since this event is held on a Thursday when classes are in session, it gives visitors the opportunity to experience life as a student at Nebraska.” The visit will begin at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and a browsing session, where students get a brief introduction to each department in the college. Following a welcome at 9:15 a.m., students and parents will attend academic sessions that offer more in-depth information about each academic program. The event concludes with lunch and a scholarship drawing at 11:15 am. Optional tours of City Campus and East Campus will begin at noon. Advance registration is required by March 8. To register, visit http://go.unl.edu/casnrvisitday. For more information, visit http://casnr.unl.edu or contact Pegg at 402-472-0615 or spegg2@unl.edu.

Selling: 80 Yearling Red Angus Bulls & 7 Gelbvieh/Balancer Bulls

##### It was a locksmith who, in 1665, first invented a coffee mill in London.

Sons of these Sires Sell!!

Carried by:

Redland Red Angus 88 Redland Ranch Ln Hysham, MT 59038

Lot 34 GMRA Trilogy 0226 Son! EPD’s BW -5.9 WW 52 YW 84 Milk 17

Bob & Cathy (406) 342-5859 Chad & Jenny (406) 740-2854

redland@rangeweb.net www.redlandredangus.com

Lot 62 RED Jig 3036 son!

EPD’s BW -.7 WW 62 YW 93 Milk 18


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Unusual evolutionary transition in common bacteria

By Chris Branam, Oregon State Univeristy Extension Service cial strains of Rhodococcus cause growth It’s the “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and of the plant that could be misinterpreted Mr. Hyde” in a nursery setting. as disease symptoms. We traced how the There are mostly benign species in the beneficial and pathogenic members of Rhosoil-borne, plant-associated genus of bacdococcus are moving from plant to plant and teria known as Rhodococcus, but a few nursery to nursery. Now we can inform the species can be pathogenic. A team of renursery industry to implement practices to searchers at Oregon State University used limit its spread.” genome sequencing to identify species of Rhodococcus infects primarily herbaRhodococcus that transition between benceous perennials, including Shasta daisy, eficial and pathogenic - stimulating growth speedwell and chrysanthemum. There are in some plants in the former case while fewer woody hosts that are commonly indeforming tissues in the latter. fected, but they include butterfly bush and The findings were published today in the false spirea. journal eLife. The evolutionary transition by the moveThe key to Rhodococcus transitioning bement of plasmids has the potential to make tween being a “good” and “bad” bacteria is new lineages of pathogenic Rhodococcus made possible by DNA molecules known as in nurseries and other environments, Chang plasmids, said Jeff Chang (http://changlab. said. cgrb.oregonstate.edu), a microbial genThe study results could have an impact omicist in OSU’s College of Agricultural on Oregon’s $900 million greenhouse and Sciences and leader of the study. A plasmid nursery industry. The deformed plants aren’t is a DNA molecule maintained separately aesthetically pleasing and diseased plants from the chromosome of bacteria. can’t be shipped out-of-state, so the only “The ease to which the transition occurs alternative is to destroy the infected plants. is rather unusual, and it presents a difficult To assist nurseries, OSU developed mochallenge for nurseries,” he said. “Benefilecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively discriminate between the beneficial and pathogenic strains of Rhodococcus. OSU has filed for a patent for the molecular tools, developed by Skylar Fuller, who earned a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology at OSU this past spring. The observation that plasmids are moving between strains of Rhodococcus was made by Alexandra Weisberg, a postdoctoral fellow in Chang’s lab. Weisberg used genomic tools to study plasmid patterns. “These plasmids can be transferred from one bacterium to another, which makes tracking the disease difficult,” Weisberg said. “Tracing the plasmids separately from the chromosome was the key to understanding how these transitions relate to each other.” For more than a decade Melodie Putnam, chief diagnostician at OSU’s Plant Clinic, has been working with Oregon nurseries to correctly identify bacteria that are causing unusual growth defects in infected plants. “The symptoms of Rhodococcus are often not easy to recognize,” Putnam said. “Until this study, we didn’t know how Rhodococcus behaved in nurseries. We didn’t know if there was a resident population that just kept re-infecting or if the nurseries were getting it from other nurseries. Now we have a clearer picture of different scenarios.” In 2014, Putnam was contacted by a researcher at another university who CONTINUED ON PAGE A24


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Shop around; cattle eat more than hay

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Managing feed resources is the biggest I noted the challenge is just like hay and challenge when winter weather changes transportation costs. However, the transportation cost per unit of nutrient should be daily, and so do cattle feed needs. less when purchasing a more energy-dense This year’s challenge for the beef manager is finding the balance among winter feed. At the Dickinson Research Extension demands, feed inventory and cattle invenCenter (DREC) this year, the cows may be tory. Because of last summer’s dry weather, cleaning up the hay reserves by mid-April, hay is in short supply. The issue was altwo weeks short of grass turnout. leviated somewhat by nice fall weather, I asked Hoppe whether coproducts would which extended grazing opportunities on be priced right and have the needed nutrients to make up the difference in feed need crop aftermath. if the center started When winter officially arrived, the substituting coproducts for hay as the waves of cold were winter moves on. real. A short January thaw has been a “Coproduct price reprieve, and before usually follows the one knows, thoughts grain market price,” of spring will start to Hoppe noted. “Distillers grain is usually churn. traded at 100 to 120 The challenge for percent of the value beef producers is of corn per ton, is keeping enough cattle easier to haul, comaround to utilize next pared with hay, and summer’s grazing opportunities while not generally is available knowing if moisture at local ethanol plants. is on the way. On the “Distillers grains other hand, not sellare 30 percent protein ing enough cattle may (dry-matter basis) and bring a critical shortage of feed at a very have an energy value similar or higher than critical time in the life of a cow, just prior to corn grain,” he explained. “Five to 6 pounds calving and early lactation. Now is the time of dried distillers grains or 10 to 12 pounds to evaluate feed inventory and fine-tune the of the modified distillers grains (modified anticipated nutritional inputs, keeping in distillers grains are 50 percent moisture) per mind the potential for a change in winter head daily to a cow can make a big difference in cow performance when fed poorweather. quality hay or as a replacement for hay.” Anticipated feed disappearance generally is calculated based on average weather, Hoppe also provided advice about another coproduct. along with average intake, and each day “Wheat midds are a 15 to 18 percent closer to grass makes the producer more crude protein coproduct produced from comfortable. Still, the question will remain: wheat or durum mills,” he said. “Midds Does feed inventory match cattle inventory? can be pelleted or meal. Wheat midds are One answer is to seek advice about alterpriced similarly to corn per ton, or at a 10 native feedstuffs to help offset forage needs to 15 percent discount. Energy content is until the operation reaches a May 1 grass about 15 percent less than corn.” turnout. As has been noted many times, The list of coproducts does not stop the purchase of hay above operational histhere. torical levels should be a last resort when “There are many other coproducts available in areas that have significant crop protransportation costs are high. Now is the duction,” Hoppe said. “These include bartime to call a nutritionist to seek more feed ley malt sprouts, soybean hulls, corn gluten options and do some homework. feed, beet pulp (dried and pelleted, pressed The center consulted livestock nutritionist Karl Hoppe, an area livestock specialist or wet), beet tailings and potato waste. with the North Dakota State University Also produced by oilseed crushing plants (NDSU) Extension Service. in the upper Great Plains are high-protein He said, “When forage production is feeds such as canola meal, sunflower meal, limited on the ranch, cattle will still need linseed meal and soybean meal.” feed. While selling off part of the cow herd Hoppe also noted: “Coproduct feeds are inventory is an option, most ranchers will all unique and have individual differences opt to buy additional feed. Purchasing hay that influence usability. High moisture limits how far it can be economically hauled, is certainly an option. However, the cost of and prices go up when demand is increased. freight, the time needed to haul and regionally high prices for hay lead to seeking more Ranchers are quick to realize that contracting now for later delivery might lead to a competitive feedstuffs.” better price.” I asked Hoppe what that meant. Cattle are ruminants and they can con“Many livestock producers are very sume more than forage, so balance a ration, fortunate, as areas that produce more watch transportation costs and shop around. crops have increased the number of grainMay you find all your ear tags. processing plants that produce coproduct For more information, contact your local feeds,” he replied. “These feeds are usually NDSU Extension Service agent (https:// higher in energy content than hay and contain a higher amount of protein. In general, www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) coproducts also have a high concentration or Ringwall at the Dickinson Research of phosphorous but a very low level of Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris. calcium. Rations should be balanced, and ringwall@ndsu.edu. calcium added if needed.” ##### Grant County, Nebraska allegedly has more millionaires proportionally to its population than any other in the nation. ##### The world’s only museums dedicated to Fur Trading are located at Fort Atkinson near Blair, NE. and in Chadron.

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Bulls Bred and Fed for the Commercial Cattleman

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LOT 3

MILLBAR HICKOCK 7242 X VERMILION BEAR PAW BW: 74 205 WT: 711 WR: 107 DAM’S NR: 1/107, 365 WT: 1386 YR 107 EPD’S: BW: -1.2, WW: +68 YW: +122, M: +22, $W: +70.82, $B +142.67

LOT 92 BW: 83 ADJ 205 WT: 611 WR: 102 DAM’S NR: 1/102 EPD’S: CED: +6.7 BW: +1.8, WW: +50 YW: +84, M: +27, REA: +0.38, IMF: +0.17

MILLBAR HICKOCK X AAR TEN X 9903 BW: 87 205 WT: 757 WR: 114 DAM’S NR: 4/109, 365 WT: 1386 YR 107 EPD’S: BW: 1.6, WW: +72 YW: +123, M: +26, $W: +74.86, $B +173.39

LOT 21 SHIPWHEEL VANCE X APEX WIDETRACK 131 BW: 81 205 WT: 693 WR: 103 DAM’S NR: 3/104 EPD’S: BW: -0.6, WW: +57 YW: +95, M: +28, $W: +65.97, $B +99.97

LOT 5 SAV RESOURCE 1441 X SITZ UPWARD 307R BW: 74 205 WT: 681 WR: 102 DAM’S NR: 4/100, 365 WT: 1294 YR 100 EPD’S: BW: 0.4, WW: +57 YW: +107, M: +25, $W: +59.97, $B +118.12

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Sorghum Checkoff board directors sworn in

From sorghumcheckoff.com treasurer and Craig Poore as secretary. Five Sorghum Checkoff board directors “I am excited to work with a great group were sworn in during the December 13, of directors over the coming year,” Ulibarri 2017, board meeting in Lubbock, Texas. said. “The Sorghum Checkoff board of diReturning to the board are Verity Ulibarri rectors represents all sorghum farmers from of McAlister, New Mexico, and Carlton across the U.S., and each director brings Bridgeforth of Tanner, Alabama. Newly apvaluable ideas and experiences. We have pointed to the board are Klint G. Stewart, of a tremendous task before us, and I look Columbus, Nebraska; Shayne C. Suppes of forward to serving in this role.” Scott City, Kansas; and Charles Ray HudDale Murden of Harlingen, Texas; John dleston of Celina, Texas. Dvoracek of Farwell, Nebraska; and Adam The newly sworn in board members were Baldwin of McPherson, Kansas, completed appointed by the U.S. Agriculture Secretary their terms as board directors. The exiting Sonny Perdue in December and will serve board directors were honored for their sera three-year term. vice to the Sorghum Checkoff at a ceremony “We are pleased to welcome both the on December 12. new and returning directors to the Sorghum “We extend our sincerest gratitude to Checkoff,” said Sorghum Checkoff ExecuDale, John and Adam for all of their work tive Director Florentino Lopez. “The board on the board,” said Sorghum Checkoff CEO of directors are crucial in our efforts to Tim Lust. “They have dedicated countless create producer profitability, expand marhours over the past six years to serving on ket opportunities and increase demand for the board and working hard to help bring sorghum, and we look forward to working profitability, growth and innovation to sorwith the appointed board of directors in ghum farmers and this industry.” creating success for our farmers.” For more information on how to become New leadership was also elected during a Sorghum Checkoff board member, go to the December board meeting. Verity Ulihttp://www.sorghumcheckoff.com/aboutbarri will serve as chairman, Jim Massey us/board-of-directors. as vice chairman, Carlton Bridgeforth as

Unusual evolutionary transition... CONTINUED FROM PAGE A20

found odd symptoms in pistachio trees. They were short and bushy, had knobby stems and wouldn’t properly graft. The researcher assumed pathogenic Rhodococcus was the culprit, but Putnam only found the non-pathogenic strains of bacteria in the 100 or more symptomatic plant samples submitted to the Plant Clinic. Putnam and her research group worked together with Chang and his group led by Elizabeth Savory, then a postdoctoral researcher in Chang’s lab, and Fuller. The two groups studied some of the pistachio-associated bacteria and tested them on several species of plants. The studies led to similar conclusions: the strains cultured from pistachio appeared to be non-pathogenic. “That was our first indication that these strains they were culturing from the pistachio were what we find on plants in general that have a beneficial effect,” said Savory, now the plant health manager for the Oregon Department of Agriculture. “It is possible that beneficial strains of Rhodococcus cause growth changes to the plant that could be mistakenly interpreted as disease symptoms.” The research was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and Savory and Weisberg’s fellowships were also funded by USDANIFA. Fuller’s research was supported by OSU’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.


Updated Crop Compare program for 2018

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By NDSU Extension Service The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Services has updated the Crop Compare program, which is a spreadsheet designed to compare cropping alternatives. The program uses the direct costs and yields from the 2018 projected crop budgets for nine regions of North Dakota, but producers are encouraged to enter the expected yields and input costs for their farm. The user designates a reference crop and enters its expected market price. Depending on the region, a broad selection of nine to 18 crops are compared. The program provides the prices for competing crops that would be necessary to provide the same return over variable costs as the reference crop. “Producers can compare these ‘break-even’ prices to expected market prices to see which crop is most likely to compete with the reference crop,” says Andy Swenson, NDSU Extension Service farm management specialist. “Grain prices can move quickly. The program provides a tool for producers to check the changing scenarios until final planting decisions are made this spring.” It should be noted that an underlying assumption is that fixed costs, such as machinery ownership, land, and the owner’s labor and management, do not vary among crop choices and therefore do not need to be included in the analysis. “In practice, there may be differences in fixed costs that should be considered,” Swenson says. “For example, there may be additional labor, management and risk associated with a competing crop. If all the labor and management is provided by the owner-operator, it would be considered a fixed cost and could be excluded. However, the producer should add some cost if he or she would only want to produce the crop when an adequate reward would be received for the extra time and management required relative to the reference crop.” A similar rationale could be used if a competing crop is considered higher risk. The Crop Compare program is available at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement/tools.

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values (not just a single guess) can affect budgeting decisions and better account for an uncertain future. Using the RSP Tool to Evaluate Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance The RSP tool uses a partial budget approach, which divides the financial consequence of any proposed management changes into four categories: added returns, reduced costs, added costs, and reduced returns. For a working example, we will consider a southeast Wyoming cow-calf operation and its decision to purchase Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance for feeder cattle. For a more detailed discussion of evaluating LRP using the RSP tool, see the RSP tool Technical Guide available at RightRisk.org under Risk Management Tools. Our example ranch has 100 head of 500-pound steer calves to sell (500 cwt). We assume the basis is $10/cwt (cash price is lower than the index price). We can set the tool to calculate total calf sales revenue and the potential LRP indemnity by entering the LRP price index value. Our best guess for the ending LRP price index is $157/cwt, which gives us a cash price of $147/cwt. In the added costs column, we include the LRP premium cost of $3.68/cwt for a total of $1,840. The entries and initial results are shown in Figure 1; total revenue for the sale of the steers of $73,500 with an indemnity payment from the LRP policy of $1,735, minus the $1,840 in premium costs, results in a net benefit of $73,395. If we knew these prices with certainty, there would be no reason to purchase the LRP policy, as the premium cost exceeds the indemnity payment. We will use a feature of the RSP tool to evaluate ranges in the basis and index price levels to properly account for price uncertainty. First, we assume the most likely index price per cwt. is $157, the minimum $135, and the max value is $170. Likewise, to account for an uncertain basis, we set the most likely value at $10, the minimum at $5, and the maximum at $20. In the next installment, we CONTINUED ON PAGE A28


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Fritz Red Angus 30th Annual Production Sale

Thursday March 8, 2018 At Fritz Red Angus 32 miles east of Brady, Montana

200E - Max son • BW 86 • 205 wt 716 • R 107• 365 wt 1370 • R 121

Lunch at noon Sale time 1:00 pm

298E - FM son • BW 84 • 205 wt 705 • R 101• 365 wt 1324 • R 112

Selling:

60 30

Yearling Bulls

226E - GB son • BW 82 • 205 wt 680 • R 107• 365 wt 1278 • R 112

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239E - Justice son • BW 87 • 205 wt 721 • R 108• 365 wt 1264 • R 111

266E - Nexus son • BW 91 • 205 wt 743 • R 106• 365 wt 1282 • R 108

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340E - TM son • BW 97 • 205 wt 789 • R 113• 365 wt 1317 • R 111

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357E - Anvil son • BW 86 • 205 wt 781 • R 112• 365 wt 1292 • R 109


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will examine the results of our risk analysis and how that information can help our ranch manager make a decision on purchasing LRP insurance coverage. Livestock Risk Protection Insurance (LRP) • LRP is designed for livestock producers (fed and feeder cattle, swine, and lamb) to insure against declines in market price • Contracts can be established for 70–100 percent of the expected ending value of the livestock • Contract lengths are available for 13 up to 52 weeks • Indemnities are paid when the actual market price is lower than the contracted coverage price • Prices are determined by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) indexes • Total number of insurable head of livestock varies by species • Actual cash market price has no effect on contract indemnities For more information The Risk Scenario Planning tool is just one of many risk management resources available at RightRisk.org. These risk analytics can help users quantify and address the risk and uncertainty in many different business decisions. Partial, enterprise, and whole farm budgeting tools are available as well. For more information on Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) and other insurance programs, as well as producer profiles, online tools, self-study courses, and other risk management resources, visit RightRisk.org.

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Sorghum sets sights on Walmart

From sorghumcheckoff.com Nature’s super grain at a super Walmart? The Sorghum Checkoff has its sights on a retail win presenting sorghum to this major U.S. grocer. Sorghum Checkoff Market Development Director Doug Bice and Registered Dietitian and Culinary Consultant Abbie Gellman conducted a sorghum product demonstration at Walmart’s Culinary Center in Betonville, Arkansas, on November 8. The demonstration was given to the dry goods sector of Walmart’s respective procurement division, and nearly 20 sorghum product types, such as flour and flaked sorghum, were displayed and tasted. This meeting was an opportunity to discuss the possibility of sorghum use in Walmart’s private label products known as Great Value™. “There is over 400 million bushels of grain being used in the gluten-free, whole grain and ancient grain market, and sorghum only accounts for 3 percent of that,” Bice said. “There is a lot of room for sorghum to grow in this market, and we need to seize this opportunity.” As the leading retailer in the U.S., Walmart’s consumer reach is unmatched, and the Sorghum Checkoff jumped at the opportunity to meet with executives and discuss the multiple opportunities for sorghum within their stores. Depending on what specific product lines may be adopted by Walmart’s procurement division, there is a possibility to dedicate millions of sorghum bushels to this effort. Though there is promising opportunity for sorghum to expand onto retail shelves, it is an extensive process to physically get the grain in stores for sale. After the initial product demonstration, supplier information was submitted to Walmart for an internal review. The retailer is looking to launch a gluten-free healthy lifestyles product line in September 2018 and is evaluating sorghum suppliers to determine if they can meet their product launch requirements. Walmart will also consider factors such as taste, nutritional quality, shelf life and consumer awareness in addition to evaluating the supply chain. The push to get sorghum on store shelves began several months back when a strategy was laid out to transition from a heavy focus on promoting sorghum to placing more emphasis on direct selling and putting the grain into consumers’ hands. The Sorghum Checkoff utilizes food industry consultants to help secure meetings and opportunities that led to working with Walmart. “Sorghum recently received a lot of positive press in the food industry when we were named as a 2017 trend and a grain to watch,” Bice said. “With a growing consumer market and understanding of sorghum, we reached the point where we needed to shift our efforts more to selling sorghum and getting it on shelves and in carts, rather than solely focusing on awareness.” Next steps for the Sorghum Checkoff and Walmart include evaluating the submitted supplier information, determining which products fit the retailer’s needs and continuing to provide nutritional, processing and production information. In addition to the Walmart dry goods sector, the Sorghum Checkoff provided samples to the procurement division for the freezer/refrigerated goods sector to promote sorghum use in frozen or refrigerated food products. “Now we must continue to work with retailers and consultants to spread the benefits of sorghum, and that starts with our sorghum farmers,” Bice said. “We want our producers to share their sorghum story, get involved and help us promote this grain and our industry. There is still a lot of work to be done if we want sorghum to make it big time and continue to grow this market.”

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Will the hay inventory feed the cows?

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Cow herd inventory is the working asset cows is almost an additional large round bale per cow for a typical winter. for beef producers, and maintaining that inventory is an important component of a Anyway, those cows are sold and off the successful beef operation. inventory. A side note: The standard cow A walk through the Dickinson Research herd weaned an average of 470 pounds of May/June-born calves; the AberdeenExtension Center (DREC) calf pens checks the health and vigor of the calves. The chalinfluenced cow herd weaned an average of lenge is keeping feed resources current to 432 pounds of May/June calves. I scratch provide the daily feed needs for the center. my head as producers will ponder the size At the center, 229 calves are anticipated of their cows and come up with a number. to consume 378 tons Another side note: Producers need to keep of forage before spring cow size within the grass. At 1,300 pounds goals of the operation per bale, 582 bales and actually weigh of forage will be fed cows to aid in managebefore turnout May 1. ment decisions. So, I pondered: How Back to the cows. much hay should the The current center calves get before the cow inventory is 83 call is made to sell standard beef cows some calves to spare (average weight 1,344 forage for the cow pounds) and 62 Aberherd? deen-influenced cows The calves also receive 4 pounds daily (average weight 1,190 of a commercial supplement to balance the pounds). The anticipated forage need is 2 forage-based ration and make for better utito 2.5 percent of 185,316 pounds of body lization of the forage. And that saves 82 tons CONTINUED ON PAGE A32 of hay (or 126 bales) for the cow herd. What about the cows? The center summered 262 cows with an average fall weight of 1,369 pounds, or a total cow weight of 358,746 pounds. The average condition score was 6.3. The drought cut into feed supplies, so the center sold 117 older cows totaling 173,430 pounds of beef, at an average weight of 1,482 pounds. That meant 145 younger cows were kept that averaged 1,278 pounds, or a total weight of 185,316 pounds. Just for curiosity, the 3-year-old cows averaged 1,341 pounds, while the 2-year-old cows average 1,202 pounds. That extra year of life for the 3-year-old cow added 139 pounds to her body weight, or in terms of feed, almost half of a big round hay bale per cow for a typical winter. I never have looked at drought reductions that way, but obviously, selling older cows removes more weight than selling the younger cows. So, looking at the older cows the center did sell, the 117 older cows totaled 173,430 pounds of beef. The average weight for the older cows was more, thus selling older cows removed more total weight, which translates into feed savings. Of the 117 cows sold, 75 were traditional-bred (standard size) cows that averaged 1,580 pounds, while the 42 Aberdeen-influenced cows (bred for reduced mature size) averaged 1,308 pounds. Another curiosity point: I found the 272-pound body weight difference interesting because the difference between the standard size and Aberdeen-influenced

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Will the hay inventory feed the cows? CONTINUED FROM PAGE A31

weight per day, or about 4,633 pounds of forage daily. With the nice weather the area has received, the cows are grazing crop aftermath, with 4 pounds of 22 percent protein supplement cake fed every other day. If we start feeding after the first of the year for 120 days, the center needs 555,948 pounds of forage, or 278 tons; that’s 428 of the 1,300-pound round bales. The center needs 1,010 bales to overwinter the cows and calves: 428 for the cows and 582 for the calves. Yes, some give, and take has been built into the percent of body weight consumed, as I figured high, but hay waste also occurs, and one does not want to come up short prior to calving. The calf bale consumption is offset by 126 bales based on their daily supplement. The cows’ bale consumption is offset by the cake supplement by 27 bales. Either way, no carryover of hay will happen. More than likely, some hay will need to be purchased. Every day the cows stay on crop aftermath, the center benefits. Keep in mind, nice weather always is appreciated but can create

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Demand continues to grow in delta, mid-south regions

From sorghumcheckoff.com The Sorghum Belt is often referenced as meet the demand when we are shorter on the hub of sorghum production and is consupply. We are able to rail it in or get it in sidered the region from South Texas north by barge depending on where the supply is.” to South Dakota. This region typically sees Chumbler said the demand for sorghum the highest numbers in sorghum production over the years has stayed pretty consistent, and harvested acres, but the demand for the only thing changing is the supply. Craig sorghum covers more than just this belt. Byrd also sees a constant demand for sorConsistent growth is being generated in ghum in his role as a buyer for Peco Foods regions outside of the typical Sorghum Belt, spanning across Mississippi and Alabama. particularly in the Delta and Mid-South Peco Foods sources sorghum and other regions where non-traditional markets such grains in the area for use in support of live as bird seed and pet food are making waves operations for broilers. for sorghum producers and creating new “We usually buy all the sorghum we can demand for this versatile crop. near us and are constantly looking for more The region covering Mississippi, Georgia as we buy near 20,000-30,000 bushels a and Alabama all the way up to Ohio, Indiyear,” Byrd said. “There is definitely a deana and Illinois is an emerging production mand for sorghum here, and we would love and market region for sorghum. According to see more grown so we can work directly to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the with producers and remain a producerregion planted nearly 260,000 acres in 2016, friendly operation.” and production is only expected to increase Sorghum is a crop of choice for busias demand from local businesses grows. nesses in the Delta and Mid-South region Sorghum Checkoff Regional Director Brent who are seeking the grain’s nutritional Crafton covers this expansive area and conbenefits and processing qualities. Sorghum tinues to see the need for more sorghum. is a truly versatile grain as evidenced in its “I visit with grain buyers across all these use in industries from pet food to livestock states and am constantly told about their feed and consumer food to ethanol. The demand for sorghum and their difficulty Sorghum Checkoff is committed to pursusourcing it,” Crafton said. “Whether it be ing new markets for sorghum producers and for pet food, bird seed or even poultry, sorcreating increased demand across the entire ghum is a grain in demand for many states U.S., not just the traditional Sorghum Belt. in the Delta and Mid-South as evidenced Producers are encouraged to seek out by local basis.” market opportunities in their region, Consolidated Grain and Barge Company whether in popular sorghum-growing areas is one of many businesses on the search or in lesser-known production areas, such for sorghum grain. Trader Doug Chumbler as the Delta or Mid-South, as sorghum concovers the region of southern Illinois, Intinues to be a smart choice with increasing diana, Ohio and northern Kentucky where demand. he works to source sorghum for regional “If you are a sorghum producer considcustomers or international markets. Basis ering your market options, contact the Sorfor sorghum in this region is higher than for ghum Checkoff to find out what opportuniother grains like corn, and even higher than ties are in your region,” Crafton said. “Our other sorghum-producing regions in the job is to find market opportunities for all U.S., due to the increase in market demand sorghum producers across the U.S., and we from pet food industries. are here to answer any question you have.” “We supply sorghum for pet food pretty If you have questions or want more inmuch year round,” Chumbler said. “Whethformation on market opportunities in the er we bring it down from Chicago or up by Delta and Mid-South regions, contact Brent barge, we do what we need to in order to Crafton at brentc@sorghumcheckoff.com

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Canola oil study does not prove Alzheimer’s Disease

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Canola oil study does not prove Alzheimer’s Disease CONTINUED FROM PAGE A34

“Temple [University] issued this attention-grabbing news release: Canola oil linked to worsened memory & learning ability in Alzheimer’s. Once again, the headline jumps way ahead of what the research actually shows … This new study doesn’t say anything meaningful for consumers.” Moreover, an independent scientist at the University of Florida, Kevin Folta, Ph.D., critiqued the canola oil study as well in his article “No Evidence of Canola Oil Causing Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” concluding that “the paper does not show in any way that there is a causal link to disease in humans. Not even close.” Out of six measures and three different tests, the canola oil-fed mice were different for one test and showed about a 20 percent difference in behavior, notes Folta. The researchers refer to this as “significant deficits of working memory” but this slight difference in one test is inconsistent with this claim. The notion that canola oil is linked to dementia and worsens Alzheimer’s symptoms “in no way reflects what the data present,”

Folta continues. “What the data show is that mice fed more calories from oil that get overweight behave slightly differently in one of several neurological tests and has a subset of biochemical changes that are consistent with AD, in a mouse that is designed to have neurological modifications that are consistent with AD … these results do not indicate any ill effect on human health and show slight effects on messed up mice.” Finally, contrary to Pratico’s claim that “very few studies have examined the claim that canola oil is healthy,” there is substantial evidence based on human clinical trials attesting to this fact, especially canola oil’s ability to help reduce the risk of heart disease. In fact, clinical studies have been going on for decades involving thousands of human volunteers to examine canola oil and its effects on the body. A scientific literature review published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Reviews in May 2013, summarizes 40 research studies to date related to the health benefits of canola oil. In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a qualified health claim about canola oil’s ability to reduce the risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated fat. For more information about the health benefits of canola oil, go to http:// www.uscanola.com/nutrition-cooking/

Singles Awareness Day

Date W h e n Celebrated: Always February 15 Singles Awareness Day is for those who are unattached, and without a significant other. It is celebrated the day after Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, celebrates love and romance for those currently in a relationship. However, if you are in between relationships, and without a significant other, you may feel left out. Valentine’s Day can be a depressing day. So, the day after Valentine’s Day is your day. Singles Awareness Day traditions include: • Singles get together. It’s a chance to meet. • Singles give each other gifts • Spend a little time in online dating sites • You can celebrate and enjoy the fact that you are unattached. Origin of Singles Awareness Day: Our research found references to Dustin Barnes from Mississippi State University as the creator of this day. Yes, Dustin was single at the time.


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Training available for applicators of RUP dicamba

By Cheryl Alberts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator Online training for Nebraska applicators traditional NDA-issued license to apply who plan to use new restricted use pesticide RUPs AND have proof they have taken the (RUP) dicamba products now is available new NDA-approved RUP dicamba trainthrough Nebraska Extension. ing, Ogg said. Nebraska applicators completing the Ogg said the dicamba training is denew training may apply Monsanto’s Xtensigned to help applicators better protect traditional soybeans and other sensitive diMax, DuPont’s FeXapan and BASF’s crops from damage caused by particle drift, Engenia on genetically modified Xtend tank contamination, temperature inversions soybeans. These herbicides kill broadleaf and volatility. Also, the training will help weeds but not Xtend soybeans. Since soyapplicators better understand the extensive beans also are broadleaf plants, problems new dicamba requirements for timing and arise when traditional, or non-Xtend soyrecordkeeping. beans, have dicamba-related injuries. “The three new RUP dicamba labels “All state-licensed applicators, either have mandatory recordkeeping compoprivate or commercial and who plan to use the new products in 2018, must undergo nents that far exceed anything previously new, label-required training before applyseen,” Ogg said. The no-cost dicamba training is coming them,” said Clyde Ogg, pesticide extension educator and coordinator of Nebraska prised of four video modules that should Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education take less than two hours to complete. TopProgram (PSEP). PSEP, along with the Neics include off-target herbicide movement and how to prevent it; equipment settings braska Department of Agriculture (NDA), and weather restrictions; and information spearheaded the new video training. required specifically for Nebraska. ProofUnlicensed individuals who plan to apof-training documentation will be issued ply the new products must have both the to applicators who complete the online training. “This proof is necessary to show that both private and commercial RUP applicators have taken the new required training before using any of the three new RUP dicamba products,” Ogg said. Details for the online training can be found at https://pested.unl.edu. Look for “*NEW* Dicamba Label-Required Training.” A comprehensive listing of dicamba topics from NDA is found at http:// www.nda.nebraska.gov/ pesticide/dicamba.html. Individuals wanting training for both traditional RUP pesticides and the new RUP dicamba products have two other options for Extension training. One is through its Crop Production Clinics or the Nebraska Crop Management Conference, where commercial applicators may be recertified for traditional RUP licensing. The other is through county Extension offices providing private RUP applicator training; Check with an individual Extension office to see if the dicamba training is being offered. Manufacturers of the new dicamba products also offer the required training. The new training requirement comes after the federal Environmental Protection Agency in October classified the three newer dicamba products as RUPs, and added new application, timing and recordkeeping requirements to the labels. Nationally in 2017 more than 2,200 complaints about dicamba were said to have injured more than 3 million US soybean acres.


Valentine’s Day

When: February 14th. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine’s Day go back to ancient times, when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated, even then, on February 14th. The traditions of Valentine’s Day are broad and many. It is a time to exchange cards or small gifts. Chocolates and jewelry are the big hits of this holiday as is romantic dinners. It is a romantic event for lovers and a fun event for kids and family. Many a couple become engaged or wed on this day. For others it is a day to fall in love.

On Valentine’s Day, 2009, 39,897 couples, friends and families got together in Mexico City, and kissed for 10 seconds. It’s the world record for the most simultaneous kisses. Did you know? While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women all year long, during the days and minutes before Valentine’s Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men. Over $1 billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day. Did you Know? February 14th was formerly thought to be the first day of birds mating for the season. This sparked the custom of sending valentines to each other.

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4-H leadership opportunities teach lifelong skills

By NDSU Extension Service For Wesley Kemp of Cavalier, attending select future delegates, help plan 4-H prothe 2015 National 4-H Conference in Chevy grams and events, and volunteer at the state Chase, Maryland, was a life-changing exand county fairs. “We really ask them to step up,” Vetperience. During the civic engagement conference, tern says. “I’ve never been disappointed. delegates ages 15 to 19 from throughout the We have some amazing 4-H’ers in North U.S., U.S. territories and Canada participate Dakota.” in round-table discussions to help address a Some youth apply to become 4-H Amchallenge that a federal agency poses. Then bassadors. The Ambassadors, who are ages the youth make presentations to the agency. 16 to 22, plan and facilitate 4-H activities Kemp’s round-table group tackled how and events, such as the Extension Youth to inspire more youth to explore careers in Conference (EYC). The conference brings science, technology, engineering and math, together youth from across the state to listen and presented suggestions to NASA and the to speakers, participate in a service learning National Science Foundation. project and attend workshops on a variety “I learned that everyone’s voice is imporof educational topics. “Ambassadors do most of the planning tant and that I can succeed in presenting to for EYC,” says 4-H youth development any audience,” he says. “Who could be more specialist and Ambassadors co-adviser Sue intimidating than NASA!” Quamme. “They set it up. They decide what Conference delegates also attend workthey want to do.” shops on improving their civic knowledge Anne Brien of Rolla applied to become and skills, and visit their state’s congresa 4-H Ambassador after attending her first sional delegation. EYC. The conference is one of several national “The 4-H program has helped me to grow and statewide leadership development opso much as a person and has helped me to portunities available to North Dakota youth achieve a lot of my goals, so having the through 4-H, according to Rachelle Vetopportunity to give back to 4-H was sometern, leadership and volunteer development specialist with the North Dakota State Unithing that really drew me to the program,” she says. versity Extension Service’s Center for 4-H Dalyce Leslie of Deering has attended the Youth Development. Others include national EYC the past four years. programs such as National 4-H Congress “The best part is making new friends and Citizenship Washington Focus, and while building your leadership skills,” she statewide programs such as the Extension says. “I am now more confident in myself Youth Conference and 4-H Ambassadors. and my abilities. I would recommend this Each year, four youth from North Dakota program to others because it is a great way attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, to learn while being supported by others Ga. The 4-H’ers join more than 900 youth around you.” from across the U.S. in workshops that help Citizenship Washington Focus, which them improve their leadership skills. They gives youth ages 15 to 19 a behind-thealso hear from nationally and internationally scenes look at the nation’s capital, is another recognized speakers, take part in a service excellent leadership program for youth, aclearning project and experience local culture through visits to locations such as the Carter cording to Karla Meikle, an agent in NDSU Presidential Library and the Atlanta Zoo. Extension’s Morton County office. She has When Marit Wang of Devils Lake heard accompanied youth on this opportunity. about the program from staff in NDSU Ex“The experience youth have at Citizentension’s Ramsey County office, she knew ship Washington Focus encourages civic she wanted to be a delegate. responsibility, provides an opportunity for “I make it my goal to take advantage of discussion on current issues and is a great every opportunity that is presented to me that opportunity to learn about government opwould help me improve my youth leadership erations,” Meikle says. ability and fuel my passion for 4-H,” she These experiences also can lead to other says. “I learned how big of an impact 4-H opportunities, as past National 4-H Conferhas on my generation and all of the positive ence attendee Billie Lentz of Rolla discovopportunities it presents youth around the ered in July when she attended the Global world, no matter what your interests and 4-H Network Summit in Ottawa, Canada. It talents are.” encourages youth to network with industry For 4-H volunteer Cindy Olson of Devils leaders. Lake, chaperoning the North Dakota del“It was incredible to walk into a room with people of every background and know egates at the 2016 National 4-H Congress that the thread that connected us all was was an enlightening experience. 4-H,” she says. “4-H has taught me skills “It was so high energy and positive, you that will last me a lifetime, including intercouldn’t help but feel excited and motivated about 4-H, the future and the world in genview skills, professionalism, persistence, hard work, leadership, how to improve from eral,” she says. failure, how to step up to new challenges and After returning from these two programs, how to make a difference.” the delegates are required to promote them Visit https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_ across the state and carry out other leaderevents/ to learn more about leadership deship roles, such as speak about 4-H to boards and organizations, serve on a committee to velopment opportunities for youth.

Public Sleeping Day

Date When Celebrated : Always February 28th Public Sleeping Day is an opportunity to sleep in public. We can think of a whole lot of places to sleep in the public eye. And, today is the day to do it. You can sleep on a park bench.

You can doze on a blanket on the beach. Some people may opt to sleep on the job. They do so at their own risk. Have you ever caught twenty winks on a bus or subway traveling to or from work? Sure, we all have. Wherever you choose to sleep today, we hope it is peaceful and restful.


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Jahner receives NDBCIA Award By NDSU Extension Service

Mary and Gerald Jahner, center, receive the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s 2017 Producer of the Year award from CHAPS manager Lee Tisor (left) and Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Service beef specialist and NDBCIA executive secretary. (NDSU photo)

Gerald Jahner of Mott is the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s 2017 producer of the year. Knowing how individual cows are performing and having a historical perspective on the animals in the herd are two of the reasons why he received the award. Jahner was selected from among the producers belonging to the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) who process records with the association. Jahner and his wife, Mary, have been fastidious record-keepers, and the Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS) system the NDBCIA uses has played a key role in his herd improvements. “I don’t know what inspired me to get involved, but I wanted to improve, and CHAPS looked like a good way to do it,” he says. “You have to have records.” The NDBCIA award was based on the average number of cows calving in the first 21 days and pounds weaned per cow exposed for a 10-year average. He generally calves 120 to 130 cows. His CHAPS records indicate 82 to 83 percent of his cows calve in the first 21 days. He was as high as 94 percent in the first 42 days in 2015. He has a 60-day breeding season that starts about March 20 and ends by June 1. The value of CHAPS records has been especially evident to Jahner in dry years. “When we had to cut back the herd, we went to the records and looked at the old cows and then looked at the performance,” he says. “CHAPS records have made it a lot easier to cull.” The Jahners have five children and 15 grandchildren. The North Dakota State University Extension Service helped start the NDBCIA and developed CHAPS with assistance from the association. ##### Computer...A device guaranteed to automate and multiply errors you can’t fix.


Assistance available to ag producers through the CSP

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. While applications for CSP are accepted year-round, applications must be received by March 2, 2018 to be considered for this funding period. Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and new management techniques such as precision agriculture applications, on-site carbon storage and planting for high carbon sequestration rate, and new soil amendments to improve water quality. Some of these benefits of CSP include: • Improved cattle gains per acre; • Increased crop yields; • Decreased inputs; • Wildlife population improvements; and • Better resilience to weather extremes. NRCS recently made several updates to the program to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. New methods and software for evaluating applications help producers see up front why they are or are not meeting stewardship thresholds and allow them to pick practices and enhancements that work for their conservation objectives. These tools also enable producers to see potential payment scenarios for conservation early in the process. Producers interested in CSP are recommended to contact their local USDA service center or visit www.nrcs.usda. gov/GetStarted.

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By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service needs just less than 30 pounds of dry matter The recent January thaw has helped before calving, more than 35 pounds of dry cows into their generally relaxed routine matter right after calving and just less than in which they’re essentially finding shelter, 40 pounds after calving if she milks well. eating, drinking and returning to shelter. More hay is needed, more water is The slow days of late gestation are emineeded and more waste is generated. So, nent. In another month, many cows will the center has taken seriously the later be calving. Producers have time now to spring calving as an opportunity for North look ahead. Dakota beef producers. In fact, the cow actually is looking ahead Think about it: Producers depend on as well, trying to determine what the perthe annual plant cycle, a cycle one canfect spot will be to give birth to her new calf. If we are not careful, not change, to grow and we miss some of those produce beef. Plants have subtle herd discussions a growing season set by as we drive by. forces cattle producers That being said, I was do not control. When driving by some pasture producers understand the the other day and an eerie development of a susfeeling came over me. tainable forage and plant The snow had thawed and world, they integrate beef what snow was left was production into that sysblown aside, exposing tem. the grassless soil surface Too often, and to the among occasional nodes detriment of the beef proof grass. The sinking, duction system, the beef scary feeling of drought cow plan is laid out first, returned. leaving forage and plant Last summer took a production to a later disserious toll, leaving even cussion. The beef-first, fewer options this spring if rain fails. But plants-later philosophy increases demand rather than focus on the negative, let’s for hay and other processed feed and inbe positive and draw on what we know. creased equipment needs to haul in inputs Long-term, sustainable thinking means less and haul out waste. inputs and more output. This is a commodity-based system that Drought-driven, sustainable managemay very well lack system sustainability in the long run. This approach leads to watchrial changes force producers to limit feed intake during the months that feed is short, ing markets: Buy low, sell high. This is not keeping a delicate balance between hungry criticism but reflective of the majority of and content. Feed waste is not an option. the models beef producers utilize for beef And producers have an innate desire for production systems. the time when what feed is going to grow But is that the only model? No. Exactively grows. pandable and, we hope, more sustainable In preparation for this winter, many systems are available. Producers need to producers decreased the body weight mass understand and take seriously the need for of the cow herd fed through the winter. sustainable beef systems that integrate proMany times, that means keeping lighter, duction strategies matching forage, plant younger cows, as well those cows with a and cattle conditions to the land. reduced body size, to decrease total feed Including forages into traditional cropneeds and, at the same time, keeping open ping systems can provide the resources the opportunity to add more cows in the necessary to develop integrated production future if the seasons normalize. strategies that increase sustainability and In an effort to add more options, the profitability. 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Alternative antibiotic gives piglets a boost

By Agricultural Research Service An amino acid produced naturally in humans, swine and other species shows promise as an alternative to antibiotics and growth promoters for piglets. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists found that L-glutamine fed to piglets produced positive growth and health effects. This news comes at an opportune time in light of the 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive (https://www. fda.gov/animalveterinary/developmentapprovalprocess/ ucm449019.htm) banning the use of antibiotics in swine diets for promoting growth. Prior to the ban, producers used certain dietary antibiotics to improve the productivity of animals after stressful events such as weaning and transportation, according to Jay Johnson, an animal scientist at the ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit (https://www.ars.usda.gov/midwest-area/westlafayette-in/livestock-behavior-research/) in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and his colleagues investigated L-glutamine as a natural remedy to improve intestinal health of piglets undergoing stress and improve welfare and productivity. Some consumers take L-glutamine, and the synthetic form glutamine, as a supplement to counter side effects of medical treatments, strengthen the immune system, prevent infections and improve digestive health. In piglets, stress can reduce immune function and leave the animals more susceptible to disease. Supplements that improve digestive health, nutrient absorption, or the intestinal microflora can help remediate these effects and improve the animal’s welfare, according to Johnson. In a study published in the Journal of Animal Science (https://www.asas.org) in 2017, Johnson and his team weaned and transported piglets and then fed them a dry-feed diet formulated in one of the following three ways: mixed with dietary antibiotics, mixed with L-glutamine, and mixed with no supplements. Piglets on the L-glutamine diet had better growth and intestinal health than piglets in the other groups. Piglets on the L-glutamine diet ate 60 percent more food than did those in the other groups. And piglets that received neither dietary antibiotics nor L-glutamine had increased intestinal damage, reduced growth, and increased behaviors associated with illness compared with piglets given antibiotics or L-glutamine. ARS has filed a patent application for this technology. For more information contact Sandra Avant (https:// www.ars.usda.gov/oc/key-contacts-at-ars-office-ofcommunications/#Sandra), ARS Office of Communications.

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Ag Advisory Committee member keynotes annual event

By University of Wyoming Extension schedule. A member of President Trump’s Ag Youths and parents can attend a free dinAdvisory Committee and columnist for ner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday to meet with the High Plains Journal publication is the professionals from various fields and exkeynote speaker to open WESTI Ag Days, plore college options. RSVPs are requested. Wednesday-Thursday, February 14-15, in Call 307-347-3431. Worland. The youth agriculture career event was Trent Loos will discuss bridging the gap added last year as part of the annual Big between rural producers and urban conHorn Basin event. sumers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Caitlin “We are excited to have the resources for Youngquist, University of Wyoming (UW) youth to visit with professionals in the ag Extension educator based in Washakie industry, explore different college options, County. ask questions, win some fun prizes, all University of Wyoming Extension’s Strawhile having a fun experience,” said Amber tegically and Technologically Informative Armajo, 4-H educator in Washakie County. (WESTI) Ag Days is at the Worland ComLocal producers will talk following munity Center, 1200 Culbertson Ave. the Loos presentation Wednesday. Sarah “WESTI Ag Days started nearly 30 years Lungren of South Flat Land and Livestock ago and is a great partnership between will talk about her work communicating UW Extension and local businesses,” said with consumers about GMOs in the sugar Youngquist. “We work hard to pull together industry. Local rancher and blogger Carol a great set of educational programs, and the Greet will talk about sharing the ranching Washakie County Cow Belles always feed story with a wide audience and why that’s us well.” important. Coffee and pastries are offered at 9:30 The Ten Sleep FFA Ag Issues Team a.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. will perform their skit at 11:30 a.m., and Go to bit.ly/2018WESTI for a complete the Worland High School Ag Science projects are displayed during lunch Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday afternoon session topics include ag leasing and risk, rancher rules of thumb and do they work, alfalfa weevil control and impact of spray speed, cow nutrition and herd performance, alternative crops and recordkeeping and budget tools for the farm and ranch household. Sessions Thursday start at 9 a.m. with crop disease updates followed by weather resources and climate tools, drought on rangelands, updates on Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Administration programs, cover crops in the Big Horn Basin, and impacts of the 2018 tax law on farm and ranch households. There are three workshops Thursday meeting from 1-5 p.m. that require pre-registration. The state veterinarian and the University of Wyoming research team will provide the status of brucellosis, private pesticide applicator training, and an introduction to food preservation and a water bath canning workshop. Call 307-347-3431 to register. “Thanks to our generous local sponsors, this event is free and open to the public,” said Youngquist. “I encourPaturn 57 Paturn 321 age people to come check out some of our classes, visit with our sponsors, enjoy lunch and maybe win a door prize.”

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Grasshopper management team earns award

By University of Wyoming Extension Team members who develop innovative grasshopper control methods for public use have received the University of Wyoming (UW) Extension Creative Excellence Award. Members of the UW Extension Entomology Grasshopper Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Team, Alexandre Latchininsky, Scott Schell, John Connett, Douglas Smith, Cindy Legg and Lee Noel, have applied entomological research to forecasting and control. UW entomologists began to explore efficient, economical and less hazardous methods for grasshopper control in the 1990s under the leadership of professor Jeff Lockwood. Now their integrated pest management methods have been adopted in 17 Western states and in countries from Mexico and Argentina to Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Russia and Australia, said UW Extension associate director Kelly Crane, who presented the award in Laramie in December. The team issued an early warning in 2010 for a significant grasshopper outbreak in Wyoming. They established a communication strategy and delivered training and information to more than 900 landowners and various public agencies through workshops and public meetings. State-level grasshopper response in Wyoming was the largest in the U.S., and according to USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Plant Protection and Quarantine program, methods developed by the team resulted in protection of nearly six million acres. Savings to the state were estimated to be $11.6 million. In a letter of recommendation professor Furkat Gapparov of the Uzbek Institute of Plant Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources stated, “In order to protect rangeland and crops from severe losses to locusts and grasshoppers, most countries are using tons of toxic pesticides applied to millions of hectares. This is costly, often inefficient and has enormous negative impact on human health and the environment. “For two decades, Dr. Latchininsky’s team has provided worldwide leadership developing creative, efficient, economically viable and environmentally acceptable strategies for locust and grasshopper management,” he said. For more information, contact Latchininsky at 307-7662298 or latchini@uwyo.edu.

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By Farm Service Agency The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders in 2017. At year end, FSA was assisting more than 120,000 family farmers with loans totaling just over $25 billion. “FSA loan funds have been in high demand the last few years,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the Farm Production and Conservation mission area. “We provide opportunities to qualified small, beginning and underserved farmers who are unable to obtain commercial credit, to help them get started, gain access to land and grow their operations. Family farmers across America also come to us for credit when they face challenges to stay in business. We’re proud to support rural prosperity by providing credit to those who need it most.” FSA provides a variety of loan assistance, including direct and guaranteed farm ownership loans, operating loans and even direct Microloans up to $50,000 and EZ Guarantees up to $100,000 with streamlined application processes. More than 25,000 direct and guaranteed FSA loans went to beginning or underserved farmers and ranchers. Over 4,200 beginning farmers received direct farm ownership loans from FSA to make their first land purchase. And of the approximately 6,500 Microloans made in the last fiscal year, three-quarters (almost 4,900) went to beginning farmers, 1,000 went to women and 400 to veterans. FSA’s direct farm loans are unique in that the agency provides technical assistance in addition to credit. Consistent with efforts to continually improve technical assistance, today FSA announced the publication of two booklets that will serve as important informational tools and resources for existing and prospective farm loan borrowers. Your FSA Farm Loan Compass booklet was recently developed specifically for farmers and ranchers who have an existing farm loan with FSA. It provides detailed guidance outlining borrower responsibilities and the servicing options that FSA offers. It also addresses common questions borrowers may have as they navigate through loan program requirements and the financial concepts involved. Originally published in 2012, Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans was designed for new loan customers. It provides information about the various types of farm loans available and guides new borrowers through the application process. The revised version addresses program changes and includes new loan offerings, like the CONTINUED ON PAGE A52


Vegetation mapping at Rogers Research Site

By University of Wyoming Extension A pre-fire vegetation mapping project at the University of Wyoming’s Rogers Research Site (RRS) in southeast Wyoming will help future researchers, land managers and others assess changes in land cover and wildlife habitat at the mountainous site and surrounding lands. The project is detailed in RRS Bulletin 4: “Vegetation Mapping of Rogers Research Site, north Laramie Mountains, Wyoming, Using High Spatial Resolution Photography and Heads-Up Digitizing.” Bulletin 4 and others in the series can be downloaded at bit. ly/UWEpubs. Enter Rogers Research Site into the search bar. “With good luck and fortune, the mapping work was completed prior to the 2012 Arapaho Fire,” said lead author Mathew Seymour. “Thus, our project will help forest managers and those conducting research in the area examine various vegetation as it existed pre-fire and whether post-fire habitats are transitioning back to pre-fire states or are trending toward alternative ecological states.” The high-intensity wildfire burned ponderosa pine and other vegetation across nearly 100,000 acres in the area of Laramie Peak, including the 320-acre RRS. The site was bequeathed to UW in 2002 by Col. William C. Rogers, who stated in his will that it be used, in part, for educational purposes and research relating to the improvement of forestry and wildlife resources. The vegetation mapping work was completed by Seymour in 2006 while he was finishing two bachelor’s degrees at UW. His research and other studies at RRS are now being published in peer-reviewed bulletins by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES), which manages the site in northeast Albany County. “The vegetation map will assist researchers and those who manage private and public lands in the north Laramie Mountains regarding land management for socioeconomic and other benefits,” said Seymour, who went on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees at universities in Iceland and Switzerland before taking a postdoctoral research position in the Molecular and Fisheries Genetics Laboratory at Bangor University in Wales. The map shows that in 2006, RRS was predominantly ponderosa pine forest (80 percent), with mixed grass and shrub lands (10 percent), quaking aspen (4 percent) and other features, including human development. “When our map and an aerial image of RRS and surrounding lands taken the same year are compared to an aerial image taken in 2015, the dramatic effects of the Arapaho Fire on vegetation are easily seen,” Seymour said. The lightning-caused wildfire occurred during an extreme drought, and it burned so hot it left many areas completely devoid of vegetation. The bulletin is co-authored by Ken Driese, a senior lecturer in the UW Department of Botany who mentored Seymour during the mapping project, and WAES editor Robert Waggener. Driese said the map will help researchers answer many questions about post-fire changes. “How will shrubs and trees, including ponderosa pine, which once dominated the landscape, respond to the fire?” Driese asked. “Will trees return naturally in great numbers, or will the landscape remain dominated by grasses and shrubs because of climate change, changes in soil due to the fire’s intensity or the establishment of invasive species?” Additionally, he questioned, “Can humans play a role in managing the soil and vegetation and, ultimately, their effects on wildlife, water and air quality?” Preliminary findings from a ponderosa pine restoration study and pre- and post-fire soils research will be detailed in upcoming bulletins. For more information about research at RRS and the bulletins, call John Tanaka at 307-766-5130 or email jtanaka@ uwyo.edu. Researchers needing a high-resolution version of the bulletins or figures within the bulletins should contact the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center at 307-837-2000 or sarec@uwyo.edu. ##### Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in. ##### Most men are like a barbed wire fence, they all have their good points.

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Student driven publication focuses on big data

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News The 2017 issue of Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is now available. The title for this year’s publication is “Big Data: Managing the Future’s Agriculture and Natural Resource Systems.” Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is an annual publication of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Big data is the incredible flow of information that surrounds humans, every day. Stories in the publication focus on the newest scientific technologies in agriculture and natural resources and features Nebraska scientists whose research is producing massive amounts of scientific data. The data, along with the collaborating scientists who analyze, interpret and store it, creates new knowledge that improves the human condition. These scientists study climate, animals, plants, soils, water and people, with the goal of feeding the nearly 10 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050. “At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, we’ve hired scientists in disciplines that represent the newest areas of research, all of whom rely on the massive amounts of data generated by the newest technologies,” said Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Nebraska. “In Strategic Discussions for Nebraska, readers will find stories about the university’s scientists not only conducting research, but teaching students and extending research findings to people who can use it in Nebraska and around the world.” Big data plays a major role across every discipline. Stories in the publication focus on animals, natural resources, people and plants, and the collaborations across these disciplines aimed at generating new ideas that one scientist might not be able to find alone. All of the stories in the publication were written by students majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication, based on interviews they conducted with Nebraska scientists who use the best-available, data-driven technologies in their research. “Strategic Discussions for Nebraska provides the students with a learning experience similar to those that they may encounter in the workplace, emphasizing the accurate, clear and objective communication of science-based information,” said Mary Garbacz, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. Garbacz serves as the editor and coordinator of the publication. Strategic Discussions for Nebraska was first published in 2008. Issues have covered topics ranging from immigration to public-private partnerships. To view the 2017 issue or previous issues, visit https://sdn.unl.edu/. To request a copy of present or past Strategic Discussions for Nebraska publications, contact Garbacz at 402-472-7119 or mgarbacz2@unl.edu.

USDA announces a nearrecord year for farm loans CONTINUED FROM PAGE A50

popular Microloan program that was rolled out after the publication of the original Guide. “Your FSA Farm Loan Compass” and “Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans” are available on the FSA website at www. fsa.usda.gov/dafl. Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to download and share them with others in their community who may require assistance in understanding FSA’s loans and servicing processes. For additional information about FSA farm loans, please contact your loan officer or other FSA staff at your local office. To find your local FSA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov.

National Organ Donor Day

When : Always February 14th National Organ Donor Day encourages people to sign up to donate their organs. It may save a life. Sure, it is uncomfortable to think of our own death, especially an early one. But, if it was to happen, you could save other lives. So, please consider seriously signing up to donate your organs and tissue.


Montana family caregivers gain important support

A new measure called the Montana Caregiver Act, gives important help to thousands of unpaid family caregivers. Caregiving can be stressful, exhausting and daunting. The new state law aims to ease the stress by providing caregivers with instruction and support when a loved one goes into the hospital and then transitions home upon discharge. The Montana Caregiver Act, which takes effect October 1, will allow every hospital inpatient to designate a family caregiver, whose contact information will be on file with the hospital. The hospital must make reasonable efforts to keep the caregiver informed about the patient’s release and to show the caregiver how to perform follow-up medical tasks the patient will need at home. The measure is vital because unpaid family caregivers often provide complex medical and nursing tasks for their loved ones, and sometimes without adequate explanation or instruction. It’s not uncommon for their tasks to include managing multiple medications, providing wound care, overseeing special diets, and operating high-tech medical equipment. “This is great news for family caregivers across Montana,” said AARP Montana Director Tim Summers. “Family caregivers are everyday heroes who are doing all they can to help their loved ones. We thank the sponsors of this bill and applaud the members and leadership of the House and Senate for this very significant action in support of caregivers in Montana.” The measure passed during the 2017 session with nearly unanimous consent. The primary sponsors of the Montana legislation were Rep. Geraldine Custer, R-Forsyth and Sen. Mary Caferro, D-Helena. At least 36 states have put a version of AARP’s CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act on the books. There are more than 118,000 Montanans who provide unpaid care to family and loved ones at any time. The value of this unpaid care in Montana alone is estimated at $1.43 billion per year. “This proposal is a ‘winwin’ — caregivers will be more confident and competent, and hospitals will have better medical results and face fewer financial penalties when fewer patients are readmitted with complications due to a rough transition home,” said Summers. An AARP study found that almost half of caregivers nationwide (46 percent) perform medical tasks for multiple conditions, and 78 percent manage medications, including intravenous drugs and injections. For a downloadable wallet card outlining the parameters of the Montana Caregiver Act, go to www. aarp.org/MT. Find out more about AARP’s online caregiving resource guide at http://www.aarp.org/caregiving. ##### A 2010 study found that 48% of soda fountain contained fecal bacteria, and 11% contained E. Coli. ##### Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme does it say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg.

##### Couples are more than twice as likely to think about splitting up between the year-end holidays and Valentine’s Day. The two major reasons are that 1) the holidays are stressful and 2) energy levels are lower during cold weather and people tend to be moodier. ##### The average snowflake falls at about 3 mph.

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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

BARLEY STRAW FOR SALE

200 bales barley straw in round bales Conrad, MT area • (406) 450-1976

OTTO’S AUCTION SERVICE 1st Annual Consignment Auction Being planned for mid April - Watch for Ads! The auction will be held in Vaughn, MT at the Big Sky Deli. Taking consignments of: Farm Equipment, Shop Tools, Vehicles, ATVs, Lawn Mowers, Ranch Equipment, Horse Tack, Saddles, Wagons, Primitives, Antiques, Guns, Coins & Collectibles

Call to get your items listed on the auction sale flyer!

Contact: Matt Otto - Auctioneer Call or text - 406.531.0919


Trader’s Dispatch, February 2018 – Page A54

AFTER 53 YEARS OF SERVICE TO NORTHEAST MONTANA

SWATHERS & HEADERS

FARM EQUIPMENT SALES HAS SOLD TO C&B OPERATIONS. All New & Used Equipment Marked Down

“LOW RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE OAC” – NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED COMBINES

Up to 5 years 0% INTEREST available With qualifying down payment or trade equity - o.a.c.

2014 John Deere S680 13.5L tier 4 diesel engine, 473 hp, 3 speed Pro-Drive transmission, Greenstar 3 touch screen color display, AutoTrac ready, premium cab, heavy duty hi-torque laterial tilt fixed speed feeder house, extended wear thick skin Tri-Star rotor, 22.5” unloading auger, straw chopper with powercast tail board, 900/60R32 dual drive tires with 16” spacers, 28L26 steering tires, HID lights, engine hours 1555, separator hours 1025. #21973. (1). WAS $302,000............... ..................NOW $269,000 CNT/FOB (R) 2012 John Deere S680 Class 8, 473 hp, Pro-Drive transmission with Harvest Smart technology, premium cab & radio, HID lights, AutoTrac ready with Harvest monitor, GS32630 mounted on arm rest, heavy duty hi-torque fixed speed laterial tilt feederhouse, extended wear, thick skin Tri-Star rotor with extended wear concave bars, 26-ft. hi-speed unloading auger, wide spread fine cut straw chopper, 650/85R38 dual drive wheels, 750/65R26 steering tires, engine hours 1099, threshing hours 780. #21661. (4). WAS $279,500....... ..................NOW $229,000 CNT/FOB 2011 John Deere 9870STS premium cab, general purpose chaffer, heavy duty final drive, 800/65R32, 110 volt coolant heater, Gold Key Experience, concave cover plate set, Goodyear tires. #22142. (4). WAS $172,000...... ..................NOW $103,000 CNT/FOB 2011 John Deere 9870STS 13.5L 440 hp engine, premium cab, Pro-Drive transmission, Hi-Torq fixed speed Contour Master feederhouse, hicapacity lift cylinder, small wire & round bar concaves, 650/85R38 drive tires, 600/65R28 steering tires, straw chopper with Powercast tailboard, Greenstar auto trac less display, 3140 engine hours, 2255 separator hours. #22785. (1). WAS $137,000............... ....................NOW $83,000 CNT/FOB 2011 John Deere 9870STS 13.5L 440 hp engine, Pro-Drive transmission, premier cab, small grain concave, Hi-Torq fixed small Contour Master feederhouse, 26-ft. high speed unloading auger, heavy duty straw chopper with Powercast spreader, heavy duty final drive, 650/85R38 drive tires, 600/65R28 steering tires, Greenstar auto trac less display, 2936 engine hours, 2140 separator hours. #22786. (1). WAS $137,000............................. ....................NOW $83,000 CNT/FOB

CORN HEADS

(R) 2012 John Deere 612C 12 row, 30” spacing, oppesed knife stalk, AutoTrac rowsense sensors, “new” updated header frame installed. #14080. (2). WAS $57,000.NOW $39,000 CNT/FOB 2007 John Deere 1293 12 row, 30” spacing, knife row units, Contour Master backshaft and harness, stubble lights, outer gather extensions. #22371. (4). WAS $33,500.NOW $23,000 CNT/FOB

AUGER HEADERS

1998 John Deere 930R 30-ft., slat reel, level land, heavy duty skid plates, DialA-Speed reel control. #14085. (4) WAS $5900............. NOW $3950 CNT/FOB

2008 John Deere 9670STS deluxe cab, header height sensing, fore & aft reel control, Greenstar monitor, 20.8R38 dual drive tires, 18.4x26 steering tires, level land fixed speed feederhouse, heavy duty header lift cylinders, 21’5” high speed unload auger, straw chopper with chaff spreader. #22038. (3). WAS $155,000................................... ....................NOW $99,000 CNT/FOB 2004 John Deere 9760STS chopper, yield monitor, lateral tilt feederhouse, Contour Master, heavy duty variable speed feeder house, header height & reel resume float, Greenstar less mapping with display, Touchset concave adjust, 22.5 high speed unloading auger, straw chopper with chaff spreader, 800/65R32 R1 drive tires, 17.4x26 R1 steering tires, service lights. 2245 engine hours, 1600 separator hours. #21911. (4). WAS $99,000................. ....................NOW $66,000 CNT/FOB

FLEX HEADERS

(R) 2015 John Deere 645FD 45-ft. flex draper header, dual knife drive, poly tine pickup reel, crop convey auger, AWS air reel. #21381. (1). WAS $102,500......... .................... NOW $89,000 CNT/FOB 2013 John Deere 640FD header height sensor, cut height skidshoe, reel flipover bundle, top auger. #22255. (1). WAS $57,500....................................... .................... NOW $49,500 CNT/FOB

2012 John Deere 635F 35-ft. header with Crary air reel. #22890 (2). WAS $35,900.........................NOW $31,750 Crary 35-ft air reel, came off John Deere 635F header. Sell NEW for $13,000 #22859. (4) WAS $7500... NOW $5750 (R) 2006 John Deere 635F 35-ft., pickup reel, composite fingers, high stone dam. #13897. WAS 16,000............................ .................... NOW $12,500 CNT/FOB (R) 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers, header height sensing & Contour sensor. #13879. (3)... WAS $17,500....... NOW $13,000 CNT/FOB 2016 MacDon FD75 45-ft., slow speed transport, stabilizer wheels, upper cross auger. #22861. (2) Was $73,500........... ......................................NOW $65,000

(R) 2014 MacDon FD75 45-ft., slow speed transport, upper cross auger. #21974. (1). WAS $77,000................................. .................... NOW $65,500 CNT/FOB (R) 2013 MacDon FD75 45-ft. flex draper, finger reel. #14112. (1). WAS $67,500.. .................... NOW $55,500 CNT/FOB (R) 2012 MacDon FD70 45-ft., gauge wheels, no transport. #14110. (1). WAS $64,500....... NOW $52,500 CNT/FOB 2011 MacDon FD70 45-ft., pickup reel, fits JD 70 series adapter. #14111. (1) . WAS $64,500....... NOW $51,000 CNT/FOB

(R) = “Reconditioned”, CNT = “Cash No Trade”, “FOB Dealership” DRAPER HEADERS

2014 John Deere 640D 40-ft., pickup reel, slow speed transport kit. #21363. (2). WAS $64,500.NOW $45,500 CNT/FOB (R) 2014 John Deere 640D 40-ft., transportation kit. #22256. (1). WAS $56,000... .................... NOW $44,000 CNT/FOB 2013 John Deere 640D 40-ft., poly tine pickup reel. #22347 (2) WAS $55,000.. .................... NOW $41,000 CNT/FOB 2012 John Deere 640D 40-ft., 4 poly tine pickup reel, slow speed road transport with lights. #21330. (3). WAS $48,750. .................... NOW $35,000 CNT/FOB (R) 2011 John Deere 640D 40-ft., pickup reel, road transport kit with lights. #14028. (4). Was $45,500.................... .................... NOW $33,000 CNT/FOB (R) 2011 John Deere 640D draper header with poly tine pickup reel, road transportation kit, full width skid shoes. #14150. (3). WAS $44,500................................. .................... NOW $34,500 CNT/FOB (R) 2014 John Deere 635D 35-ft., finger pickup reel, transportation kit. #14137. (3). WAS $64,500................................. .................... NOW $36,000 CNT/FOB (R) 2013 John Deere 635D 35-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit. #14042. (1). WAS $56,500.NOW $33,000 CNT/FOB 2013 John Deere 635D 35-ft., poly tine pickup reel. #22164. (1). WAS $45,000....... NOW $33,000 CNT/FOB

(R) 2012 John Deere 635D 35-ft., pickup reel, transportation package. #14075. (1). WAS $56,000................................. .................... NOW $32,000 CNT/FOB 2010 John Deere 635D 35-ft., poly tine pickup reel, road transport with lights, cutterbar with full width skid shoes. #22006. (4). WAS $41,000................... .................... NOW $25,000 CNT/FOB 2010 John Deere 635D 35-ft. #22007. (4). WAS $37,500.NOW $25,000 CNT/FOB 2007 John Deere 936D 36-ft., poly tine pickup reel, road transport with lights, cutterbar skid shoes, multi connection point hookup. #22163. (1). WAS $25,500....... NOW $19,000 CNT/FOB 2006 John Deere 936D 36-ft., poly, pea auger, single point hookup, 2 new canvases. #22024. (2). WAS $29,500.. .................... NOW $18,500 CNT/FOB (R) 2000 John Deere 936D 36-ft., finger reel, gauge wheels, road transport. #21784. (4). WAS $25,000................... .................... NOW $17,000 CNT/FOB

New 2016 Headhunter 48-ft. classic DA/ DB green header trailer #21818. (1). WAS $12,750....................................... .................... NOW $10,000 CNT/FOB

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(R) 2009 MacDon M200 6.6L Caterpillar 213 engine hp, D60-25-ft. draper header, cab, air, hydro transmission, “NEW” Drive Tires, 1510 hours. #21409. (1). WAS $97,500..................................... ....................NOW $79,000 CNT/FOB

PICKUP HEADERS

2014 John Deere 615P 15-ft. with 179” BPU. #14148. (1) WAS $27,750.......... .................... NOW $20,500 CNT/FOB 2014 John Deere 615P header. #22250. (1). WAS $27,500................................. .................... NOW $20,500 CNT/FOB

HEADER TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

New Frontier 48-ft. heavy duty, high speed header trailer, tandem axle, brakes, adjustable header brackets, ratchet straps, ball hitch, lights. #9832 (2). WAS $17,500....... NOW $13,000 CNT/FOB New Frontier 42-ft. heavy duty, high speed header trailer, tandem axle, brakes, adjustable header bracket, ratchet straps, ball hitch. #9833. (4). WAS $14,500..... .................... NOW $12,000 CNT/FOB

(R) 2013 John Deere W110 self-propelled, 110 hp Cummins 4.5L engine, 600-65R28, bar radial drive tires, 16.5L - 16.1 steering tires, header, hydraulic Centerlink, header external booster springs, engine fan baffle, auxiliary lift valve, training seat, 16-ft. 160A double sickle auger header, 102” steel conditioner, windrow forming shields, skid shoes, engine hours 85, sickle hours 45. Factory warranty expires, September 23, 2017, JD PowrGard Extended warranty expires: 9/23/2021#21873. (1). WAS $130,500.....NOW $99,000 CNT/FOB

5- “New” Horst CHCF45 45-ft. contour 4-wheel steer heavy duty header trailer, 15,500 lbs rated capacity, includes: 2, 4-way adjustable universal header brackets. WAS $9950 ea...................... NOW $6950 ea. CNT/FOB Dealership

4- “New” Unverferth Fieldrunner HT36 36-ft., 4-wheel header trailer, 8500 lbs. rated capacity, includes: 2, 4-way adjustable universal header brackets. WAS $8250 ea..................................... .NOW $5995 ea. CNT/FOB Dealership

Used 2012 Unverferth AWS-36 header trailer, all wheel steer. #21847. (3) WAS $7000............. NOW $5500 CNT/FOB

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

2008 MacDon M200 16-ft. R80 rotary disc header, conditioner, Cat 6.6L 213 hp engine, 1950 hrs. #21408. (1). WAS $75,950.......NOW $59,500 CNT/FOB

2004 John Deere 956 mower conditioner, rotary tongue 1 3/8” hookup, urethane conditioner rolls, hydraulic tilt. #22029. (3). WAS $16,750............................... ....................NOW $11,500 CNT/FOB NEVER SED BEEN U

2014 John Deere 430D 30-ft. draper header, double sickle, split span, 6 bat plastic finger reel, triple delivery hydraulic deck shift, full width cutterbar, poly skid shoes, gauge wheels, intergrates slow-speed transport package, non-glog guard kit. Fits John Deere W150 & W155 swathers and MacDon M150 & M155 swathers. #21820. (1). SOLD NEW FOR $77,500................. ....................NOW $29,000 CNT/FOB

2014 John Deere 425D 25-ft. draper header, single sickle, 6-bat plastic finger reel, steel end finger kit, LH & RH end swath deflector rods, 4 wheel header trailer. Fits John Deere M150 & M155 and MacDon W150 & W155. #21683. (1). WAS $42,500................. ....................NOW $26,000 CNT/FOB

After Hours Sales: Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Alex Yeska, Salesman 406-942-0065; Wade Engstrom, AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Circle: Mike Haynie, Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118 Plentywood: Jake Reynen, Salesman 406-480-3512

2009 MacDon R80 16-ft. disc header, steel conditioner, came off M200 windrower. #21409. (1) WAS $9500... .......................NOW $7500 CNT/FOB


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AFTER 53 YEARS OF SERVICE TO NORTHEAST MONTANA

FARM EQUIPMENT SALES HAS SOLD TO C&B OPERATIONS. All New & Used Equipment Marked Down

SIDE BY SIDES

“LOW RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE OAC” – NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED ROUND BALERS

Up to 5 years 0% INTEREST available With qualifying down payment or trade equity - o.a.c.

Consumer Products

COMMERCIAL SPRAYERS

Up to 5 years 0% INTEREST available With qualifying down payment or trade equity - o.a.c.

NEW John Deere XUV 590i green & yellow, steel wheels, bench seat. #21493. (4). WAS $11,750............................... ....................NOW $10,500 CNT/FOB 2015 John Deere 825i gator, alloy wheels, deluxe cargo box, olive/black, power steering, windshield, 4WD, gas, all terrain, 750 hours. #22814. (1). WAS $11,500..........NOW $9750 CNT/FOB

JOHN DEERE

2014 John Deere 4940 340 hp, AWD, hydrostatic transmission, 120-ft. booms, 1200 gallon stainless steel tank, hydraulic tread adjust, 480/80R50 tires, BoomTrac Pro-5 leveling, hydraulic boom fold, SF1 activation, HID light package, independent suspension, chemical eductor, fence row nozzles, 1085 hours. #21981 (3). WAS $268,000...NOW $227,000 CNT/FOB 2016 John Deere 569SW 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 tires, Megawide Plus pickup, push bar, coveredge surface wrap, hydraulic pickup lift, bale count 2100. #22608. (1). WAS $48,500....... ....................NOW $39,000 CNT/FOB 2015 John Deere 569 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, bale push bar, 21.5L-16.1 tires. #21189. (1). WAS $42,500.......NOW $35,000 CNT/FOB 2014 John Deere 569 Megawide Plus pickup, surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 10 ply tires, bale push bar, Bale Trac Pro, bale count 7145. #22777.(3). WAS $39,000.................. ....................NOW $32,500 CNT/FOB 2014 John Deere 569 Premium, 1000 PTO, push bar, surface wrap with twine, baler automation code, bale count 4700. #22607. (1). WAS $40,050.......NOW $34,500 CNT/FOB 2012 John Deere 568 Megawide Plus pickup, twine & surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 10 ply tires, bale push bar, bale count 12,800. #22808. (4). WAS $27,500............................... ....................NOW $19,950 CNT/FOB 2011 John Deere 568 surface wrap, Megawide Plus pickup with hydraulic lift, 21.5L-16.1 tires, push bar. #22160. (1). WAS $23,500............................... ....................NOW $17,500 CNT/FOB 2010 John Deere 568 Megawide pickup, twine/surface wrap, Bale Trak monitor, hydraulic pickup lift, 21.5L-16.1 tires, push bar, 9992 bale count. #21758. (4). WAS $29,550.............................. ....................NOW $23,500 CNT/FOB 2010 John Deere 568 1000 PTO, 21.5L16.1 10-ply tires, Megawide Plus pickup, hydraulic pickup, dual gauge wheels, bale push bar, cover edge surface wrap system, 11735 total bales. #21664. (1). WAS $27,950...... ....................NOW $19,000 CNT/FOB

2007 John Deere 568 Megawide pickup, twine & surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 10-ply tires, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift, balecount: 12,169. #21779. (3) WAS $23,500.................. ....................NOW $18,750 CNT/FOB 2003 John Deere 567 Megawide pickup, twine & surface wrap, 1000 PTO, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Bale count: 18,072. #22689. (3) WAS $15,500..................................... ....................NOW $11,500 CNT/FOB 1998 John Deere 566 Mega tooth, twine & surface wrap, 540 PTO, 31x13.5 8 PR hi-flotation tires, bale ramps, hydraulic pickup lift, bale push bar, 18,500 bales. #22787. (3). WAS $9500.........NOW $5100 As-Is CNT/FOB Dealership “Reconditioned” 1998 John Deere 566 Mega tooth pickup, twine & surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 31x13.5 8PR HiFlotation tires, bale ramp, hydraulic pickup lift, bale push bar. #22677. (4). WAS $11,500..................................... .......................NOW $7500 CNT/FOB

MISCELLANEOUS

2006 John Deere 4920 90-ft., boom leveling, stainless tank, Guidance ready, traction control, 20” nozzle spacing, high flow solution pump, 380/105R50 tires, AutoTrac ready, halogen field lighting, fenders, 50 gallon foam marker, dual drop, strainers,full boom breakaway, radar speed sensor, fenders-row crop (4), belly shields, wheel motor shields, wheel slip control, 2925 hours. #22743. (2). WAS $79,500...... ........................... NOW $63,500 As-Is CNT/FOB Dealership

(R) 2005 John Deere 4920 120-ft., stainless tank, guidance ready, traction control, 15” nozzle spacing, high flow solution pump, 480/80R50 tires, AutoTrac ready, Xenon HID field lighting, boom return to height, fence row nozzles, strainers, full boom breakaway, radar speed sensor, row crop fenders (4), wheel slip control, 3320 hours. #21600. (2). WAS $112,500.... ....................NOW $89,500 CNT/FOB

2011 Frontier AP12A pallet fork, Vin# 1XFAP12KJD0000348, with 48” tines, fits 8000 series loader. “Brand New Never Used”. #22172. (4). WAS $1795..............NOW $1500 CNT/FOB

2010 Apache AS1210 100-ft., poly tank, 15” nozzle spacing, 1200 gallontank, Ag Shield boom, 1449 hours. #22788. (4). WAS $110,000.............................. NOW $99,500 CNT/FOB Dealership

2009 Case IH Patriot 4420 120-ft., boom leveling, stainless steel tank, traction control, 15” nozzle spacing, Viper Pro monitor, 650/65R38 tires, AIM Command, HID deluxe field lights, luxury cab, electric mirrors, hydraulic suspension, fence row nozzles, fenders, 2400 hours. #22494. (1). WAS $166,000..... .................. NOW $141,000 CNT/FOB

NEW Summers Ultimate 110-ft., 1650 gallon, chemical clean load system, nozzle bodies only, crossover plumbing package, hitch piece backstop, single electric end nozzle, 3 sensor UC5 Norac, New warranty remains. #10016. (3). WAS $70,000.................. .................... NOW $57,000 CNT/FOB

2005 Summers pickup sprayer, 80-ft., 500 gallon tank, Honda electric start motor, 3 section, Auto rate, hydraulic boom lift. #22630. (4). WAS $11,750................. .......................NOW $8500 CNT/FOB

SPRAYER TIRES

25% OFF All “New” Pallet Forks 2- “NEW” Frontier AP12K quik-tach 48” pallet fork, 10,000 lb carry capacity. Fits John Deere Global carriers Cat. II. #9794 (1)................................................................................... $3775 “NEW” Frontier AP12D 48” fixed pallet fork. Fits 600 & 700 series. #9886. (1)....................................................................... $1725 “NEW” Frontier AP13D quik-tach 48” floating pallet fork, compatible with 600 and 700 series John Deere loader. #22407. (1)... ....................................................................................... $1725 “NEW” Frontier AP13F quik-tach 48” floating pallet fork, compatible with 200 to 500 series John Deere loaders. #22399 (1).... ....................................................................................... $1675

1998 John Deere 4700 90-ft., poly tank, hydraulic tread adjust, traction control, 20” nozzle spacing, 800 gallon tank, on-board air system with marker, fenders, fence row nozzle right hand, 35 gallon foam marker, below horizontal cylinders, radar, 385/85R34 fronts. #22282. (4) WAS 59,000.................... ....................NOW $49,000 CNT/FOB

VF 420/95 R50 dual tires & hubs for R4045 sprayer, 98% tread. #22240. (1).. WAS $7500.............NOW $5950 CNT/FOB

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2014 John Deere 825i 4WD XUV gas, extreme terrain, Bighorn radial tires 14”, cab, power steering. #22752.(4) WAS $11,500 N . OW $9975 CNT/FOB

2013 John Deere 825i olive & black, 14” Bighorn tires, bench seat, deluxe cargo box, poly roof, 14,400 hours. #22738. (4). WAS $9500.................... .......................NOW $6900 CNT/FOB

2011 John Deere 825i green & yellow, 14” Bighorn tires, bench seat, deluxe cargo box, rear OPS screen, power & protection package, hi-performance exhaust, 4WD, gas, extreme terrain, brake & tail lights, windshield, power dump, 685 hours, 3432 miles. #22794. (3). WAS $12,500............................... ....................NOW $10,250 CNT/FOB

2011 John Deere 825i green & yellow, deluxe cab, cab heater, 12” Ancla tires, deluxe cargo box, rear OPS screen. #22239. (4). WAS $12,500................. ....................NOW $10,250 CNT/FOB

LAWN TRACTOR

(R) 2012 John Deere lawn tractor, 26 hp, 54” deck, hydro transmission. #22724. (1). WAS $2150.................................. .......................NOW $1495 CNT/FOB 2010 John Deere X320 lawn tractor with 48” deck. #22523. WAS $2100........... .......................NOW $1100 CNT/FOB 2008 John Deere LA125 mower, 42” deck, 2WD, gas, hydro transmission #22529. (1). WAS $1100..NOW $675 CNT/FOB 2006 John Deere LA125 mower, 42” deck, hydro transmission, gas, 2WD. #22563. (1). WAS $1100..NOW $675 CN T/FOB

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

After Hours Sales:

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Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Alex Yeska, Salesman 406-942-0065; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Circle: Mike Haynie, Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118 Plentywood: Jake Reynen, Salesman 406-480-3512


Trader’s Dispatch, February 2018 – Page A56

AFTER 53 YEARS OF SERVICE TO NORTHEAST MONTANA

FARM EQUIPMENT SALES HAS SOLD TO C&B OPERATIONS.

25% OFF All “New” 3-point Equipment

All New & Used Equipment Marked Down

“LOW RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE OAC” – NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED (R) = “Reconditioned”, CNT = “Cash No Trade”, F.O.B. Dealership

RENTAL UNITS AVAILABLE AIR HOE DRILL

2014 John Deere 1835 50-ft., 10” spacing, 1” opener, 4”x22” steel packer with rock guards, SPF (single placement fertilizer opener). #21335 (3) WAS $207,500... NOW $159,500 CNT/FOB

2010 John Deere 1835-1910 41-ft. air hoe drill, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3x21 semi-pneumatic press wheels, smooth gauge wheels, primary hoses blockage warning system, dual main & wing caster wheels, 12.5L15, single shoot seed & separate fertilizer, dual fertilizer delivery tube, mechanical depth control with hydraulic down pressure with 1910 cart. #21441. (2). WAS $125,000................................... ....................NOW $80,000 CNT/FOB

2007 John Deere 1835 50-ft., 12.5” spacing, single shoot, all run blockage, opener on rear three ranks & separate FTL disk, cast fertilizer closing wheel, narrow gauge wheel, 5.5x21” semipneumatic press wheels, anhydrous fertilizer delivery tube, dual main & wing caster wheels, 12.5L15, mechanical depth control with hydraulic down-pressure with 1910 cart. #21868. (4) WAS $102,000............................. ....................NOW $82,500 CNT/FOB

2007 John Deere 1835 12” spacing, 550 lb. trips, 5.5”x21” semi-pneumatic press wheels with rock guards and mud scrapers, all run seed blockage monitor, separate fertilizer placement banders, 1910 air seeder, 8” load upload auger, 6 run double shoot system with variable seed and fertilizer rate, open lid tank indicator. #22361. (4). WAS $109,000................................... ....................NOW $82,000 CNT/FOB

AIR SEEDERS

Up to 5 years 0% INTEREST available With qualifying down payment or trade equity - o.a.c.

2010 John Deere 1870 56-ft. Precision air hoe drill, 12” spacing, 3 ranks of independent but linked fertilizer shank and seed opener, all run seed blockage system, press wheel mud scrapers, 2010 JD 1910 - 430 3-tank tow between air cart. 25,000 acres. #22599. (1). WAS $134,500............... ..................NOW $109,000 CNT/FOB

2010 John Deere 1830 61-ft., 10” spacing, heavy duty trips, 4” solid press wheels, 2010 JD 1910-350, 350 bushel tow behind cart, 28Lx26 cane & rice tires, Pattison TB2150, 2580 gallon liquid fertilizer tank. #21740. (4). WAS $135,000.....NOW $99,000 CNT/FOB

2010 John Deere 1830 61-ft., 4” spread tip, 10” spacing, 3”x21” semi-pneumatic packer wheels, single shoot, 550# opener on 4-ranks, mechanical depth control, primary hoses blockage warning system 1910-430 bushel tow-behind air cart. #22502.(3). WAS $99,000.......NOW $79,000 CNT/FOB

FUTURE TRADE IN 2013 New Holland P2060 70-ft. 12”, 5.90x15 rubber packers, hi-flotation tires, disk levelers, double shoot, basic blockage system, stealth bodies, 4” goose shooter tips, 2013 New Holland P1070 air cart, 580 bu., tow behind, 900/60R32 front tires, deluxe loading auger, large color touch screen monitor, field light pkg., transport lights with beacon, rear folding ladder, rear hitch 2013 Pattison liquid fertilizer trailer and tank setup. (1)..........Call For Pricing

2004 John Deere 1895 40-ft., separate fertilizer placement (SFP), 10” spacing, extended wear seed boots, dry fertilizer, steel gauge wheel, 1910430 tow behind air cart, 6-run double shoot, 8” load-unload auger, variable rate seed & fertilizer delivery. #21076. (1). WAS $122,500............................ .................. NOW $79,000 CNT/FOB

2004 John Deere 1895/1910 43-ft., 10” spacing, double shoot, smooth gauge wheels, extended wear seed boot, tow behind cart, dry fertilizer delivery tube, primary hose blockage warning system, cast fertilizer closing wheel. #21479. (4). WAS $141,000............... ........$80,500 CNT/FOB Plentywood

2011 John Deere 1890 42-ft., single shoot air package, 7.5” spacing, 6-run double shoot, dual 31x13.5-15 hi flotation tires with 1910, 350 bushel tow between cart. #22241. (3). WAS $131,000....... ..................NOW $109,000 CNT/FOB

“Factory Updated” 2013 Bourgault 3710 “Drill updated to a Bourgault 3720 no-till disc drill”, 60-ft., 10” spacing, updated disc openers and mid row banders, 4.5” packer wheel, 591 monitor, blockage monitor, 6700ST tow behind 700 bushel, 4-tank metering package, dual fan, bag lift system, 650/75R34 tires. #15468. (1) WAS $295,000....... ..................NOW $224,000 CNT/FOB

AIR CART

2011 Bourgault 6550ST tow behind tank, 591 monitor, duals, dual fan1standard/1 high capacity, bag lift, 3 meters, deluxe loading auger, rate adjust. Consignment. #22408. (1).... .............................................. $86,000

CORN PLANTER

2006 John Deere 1780 , 12-row, 30”, flex fold, vacuum metering, 3.0 bushel. Consignment. #22715. (2)... $37,500

1993 John Deere 7300 corn planter, 30” spacing, 6 row. Consignment. #15453. (1)............................ $12,500

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

1992 John Deere 644E payloader, diesel engine, cab, heater, 3.5 yard bucket with GrabTech heavy duty grapple fork, recent engine work. Consignment. (1).. WAS $59,500.NOW $49,000 CNT/FOB

Used 2015 John Deere 260 backhoe, 3-point hitch, Cat. 1, 12” bucket. #21599. (1). WAS $5700 ................... .......................NOW $4500 CNT/FOB New Hygrade 14-ft. rear steer pull type grader with weight. #21553 (4)........... .............................................. $19,500

New General Implement LP1-84 7-ft. grader. #22569. (1). ................. $2500

2016 John Deere 681 81” tiller, 540 PTO. #21390. (1). ............................. $5950 NEW John Deere 681 81”, Cat 1 tiller, 540 PTO. #8917. (1). ...................... $5950 NEW John Deere 673 73”, Cat 1 tiller, 540 PTO. #22601. (1). .................... $5500 NEW John Deere 673 73”, Cat 1 tiller, 540 PTO. #22602. (1)...................... $5550 NEW Rental Return John Deere 673 73”, Cat. 1, tiller, 540 PTO. Warranty has not started. #8762. (1).................... $5500 NEW 2017 John Deere 665 65” Cat 1 tiller, 540 PTO. #22525. (1)............... $4075 2017 Frontier RT1142 42” rotary tiller. #22801. (1)............................... $2685 New Frontier GM1084 7-ft., Cat 1 grooming mower. #9841. (1)............... $5295 NEW Frontier GM1060 5-ft. grooming mower. #12912. (1)................... $3995 NEW Frontier 5-ft. GM1060E grooming mower. #21791. (1)................... $2750 NEW Frontier RC2084 7-ft. rotary mower, 540 PTO, safety chains, laminated tail wheel. #9835. (1)...................... $4375

NEW Frontier RC2060 5-ft. rotary mower, 540 PTO, front & rear safety chains, laminated rear tire. #22066. (1). $2350 NEW Frontier RC2048 4-ft. rotary mower, 540 PTO, front & rear safety chains, laminated tail wheel. #21587. (1). ..... ................................................. $2275 NEW Frontier RC2048 4-ft. rotary mower, 540 PTO, front & rear safety chains, laminated tail wheel. #22065. (1). ..... ................................................. $2275 NEW Frontier RC2048 4-ft. rotary mower, 540 PTO, front & rear safety chains, laminated tail wheel. #22067. (1). ..... ................................................. $2275 NEW Frontier RC2048 4-ft. rotary mower, 540 PTO, front & rear safety chains, laminated tail wheel. #22068. (1). ..... ................................................. $2275

“ATTENTION COLLECTORS” Parts machine, Fordson 2WD tractor. #16003413.........$1500

Concord 4012 40-ft., 12” spacing, single shoot with 2400 air cart. #21686 (4). WAS $12,500.NOW $7500 CNT/FOB

NO TILL DISC DRILLS

2015 John Deere 1830 51-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, 3”x21” semi pneumatic press wheels, dual main and wing caster wheels, mechanical depth control, JD 1910-350 tow between air cart, primary hoses blockage system. #21872. (2). WAS $198,000............... ..................NOW $169,000 CNT/FOB

2005 John Deere 1895 30-ft., 10” spacing, double shoot, extended wear seed boot, dry fertilizer delivery tube, narrow gauge wheel, cast fertilizer closing wheel, double shoot air package for tow behind cart, primary hoses blockage warning system for seed & fertilizer, John Deere tow behind 1910 340 bushel tank. #22049. (4)..... WAS $99,000.......NOW $75,000 CNT/FOB

2004 John Deere 1890 1910 42-ft., 7.5” spacing, smooth gauge wheels, single shoot air package for tow-between cart, all run blockage warning system for seed & fertilizer, 35,000 acres. #22797. (4). WAS $89,000. “BEST BUY”.................. NOW $59,000 As-Is FOB Dealership

2009 John Deere 1895 10” spacing, high flotation tires, SFP openers with John Deere 1910 430 bushel tow-behind air cart, 20.8x38 duals, variable rate drive, double shoot. #22768. (3). WAS $86,500.............. NOW $69,000 As-Is CNT/FOB Dealership

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

NEW Frontier RB2284 7-ft. blade, Cat. 2, 80 hp required. #9738. (2). ...... $2750 NEW Frontier RB2072 72”, Cat 1 rear blade. #22373. (1). .................... $950 NEW Frontier BB3272 6-ft. box blade with scarifier, Cat 1 & 2, 80 hp required. #13033. (4). ............................. $2475

Check out our website: www.fesmt.com

After Hours Sales:

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Alex Yeska, Salesman 406-942-0065; Wade Engstrom, AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Circle: Mike Haynie, Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118 Plentywood: Jake Reynen, Salesman 406-480-3512

NEW John Deere SS2067B Cat 1 broadcast spreader, 23-ft. working width, 16 hp - 45 hp required. #22604. (1).$1950


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AFTER 53 YEARS OF SERVICE TO NORTHEAST MONTANA FARM EQUIPMENT SALES HAS SOLD TO C&B OPERATIONS. All New & Used Equipment Marked Down “LOW RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE OAC” – NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED TRACKS

Up to 5 years 0% INTEREST available on qualifying tractors

FERTILIZER SPREADERS

With qualifying down payment or trade equity - o.a.c.

(R) = “Reconditioned”, CNT = “Cash No Trade”, “FOB Dealership”

JOHN DEERE ROW CROP 100 hp. plus (R) 2012 John Deere 9560T 36” tracks, 560 hp, 13.5L engine, 6 cylinders, 4 tier engine, 5 hydraulic outlets, high flow, CommandView II cab, electric mirrors, 1000 PTO, HID lights, 3805 hours. #22596. (1) WAS $247,500....... ..NOW $199,000 CNT/FOB Glasgow

2010 CAT Challenger MT855C 36” tracks, 475 hp, 16x4 powershift, 59 gpm hydraulic pump with 5 remotes, deluxe cab, AUT Guidance ready, 20 front weights with bracket, 16 idler weights, 2405 hours. #21839. (1). WAS $231,500..NOW $181,000 CNT/FOB

2003 John Deere 8220 MFWD, 190 PTO hp, powershift transmission, 540/1000 PTO, 5 hydraulic remotes, 33.5 gpm hydraulic pump, deluxe comfort cab, air conditioning, heater, AM/FM stereo, John Deere 840 loader, bucket, grapple fork, 620/70R42 rear tires with 1400 lb. weights, 480/70R-30 front tires with pivoting fenders, guidance ready, 7925 hours. #22805. (3). WAS $82,000.......NOW $63,500 CNT/FOB

4WD

(R) 2016 John Deere 9420R 420 hp., 18/6 powershift, 10” color touch display, 4600 processor server, Command View III cab, XM satellite, 13.5L FT4 engine, hi-flow hydraulic system, 1000 independent PTO, Cat. 4 drawbar, 710/70R42 168A8 R1W duals, 710/70R42D rears, premium lighting, ethernet switch R4, leather trim, RH/LH electric Rem adjustable mirrors, dual beam radar sensor, F/Business band antenna, large fuel water separator, motor seal drain, backup alarm, 5 hydraulics, 865 hours. #22249. (1). WAS $315,500................. ...................NOW $259,000 CNT/FOB

1983 John Deere 8850 2600 hours on Cummins 450 hp, Kinze rebuild, 20.8R38 triples, EZ Steer auto steer. Consignment. #22393. (1)...... $59,000 1982 John Deere 8850 370 hp, 24.5R32 duals, QuadRange transmission,4 SCV, 3-pt., 9250 hours. Consignment. #22747. (1)............................... $22,000

25% OFF All “New” 3-point Equipment

(R) 2013 John Deere 7230R 230 engine hp, 189 PTO hp, IVT transmission, 540/1000 PTO, Cat. III 3 pt hitch, dual rear tires: 520/42 @ 85%, triple link front axle with 420/30 front tires, 85cc hydraulic pump, 5 hydraulic remotes, premium cab, air, heat, AM-FM-Satellite stereo, HID lighting package, electric mirrors, business band antenna, foot throttle, 2465 lbs on each rear axle, cold weather start, JD H480 loader, bucket, 5-tine grapple. 1225 hours. “Rental Return”. #17281 (1) WAS $179,000............................. ..................NOW $149,500 CNT/FOB

2012 John Deere 7215R 215 hp, IVT transmission with left hand reverser, 7” color Touch display, premium cab CVII, premium radio/XM satellite, 63cc hydraulic pump, 4 remote cylinder, 540/1000 PTO, Cat III 3-point, 110.5” rear axle, 520/85R42, 40,000 triple link suspension, 420/90R30, HID light package, F/Business band antenna, foot speed pedal, cold weather, loader light package, quik-tatch weight support, 2 inside wheel weights with H480 loader, bucket, 5-tine grapple fork, 1755 hours. #22638 (3). WAS $179,950...NOW $162,500 CNT/FOB

(R) 2012 John Deere 7200R MFWD, 200 engine hp, 165 PTO hp, IVT, 540/1000 PTO, Cat. III 3 pt. hitch, 118.5” rear axle, 480/80R50 dual rear tires, triple link front suspension, 380/80R38 front tires, 63cc hydraulic pump (43 gpm) with 4 hydraulic remotes, premium cab CVII with suspension, 7” color touch display, XM Satellite radio, HID lighting, cold weather start, 12 front weights, 900 lbs weights on rear axle, 1820 hours. #21096. (2). WAS $135,500...NOW $115,000 CNT/FOB

MagnaSpread UHMW & stainless steel reduces corrosion issues & extends the life of the spreader, UHMW Bearing Back keeps bearings clean, giving longer bearing life and fewer failures, Proprietary MagnaSpread system delivers a wider, flatter, more consistent pattern, Dual Rack & Pinion gate prevents jams, Overhead Spinner Motors are ABOVE the chemical resulting in extended motor life, Pull with a tractor - no need to maintain a dedicated chassis & power train, Variable rate technology or straight rate control, UHMW Comb Cover prevents streaking in the field, BBI Spreaders are “Option Rich” & can be customized to your specific application, Flotation tires & wide swath minimize compaction. Consignment. (1)

“NEW” New Leader T1000 adjustable axle trailer, up to 10 ton capacity, @ 20 mph, works in conjunction with new or used New Leader applicators/spreader boxes built for John Deere 4900 Series sprayer chassis. #11141 (1). WAS $31,750....... NOW $22,000 CNT/FOB

** 25% OFF ** ALL SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS

UTILITY TRACTORS 40-100 hp

2001 John Deere 5320 MFWD 55 hp, cab, partial Powershift, 540 rear PTO with 541 loader, bucket and bale spear, 1159 hours. #22813. (1). WAS $33,500.......NOW $29,500 CNT/FOB 1982 John Deere 2020 2WD tractor, 45 hp, “gas engine”, 540 rear PTO, 3-point hitch with 2001 JD 521 loader & 85” bucket, 3560 hours. #22860. (3) WAS $9750..............................NOW $6750

“NEW” New Leader L3030G4 high capacity fertilizer spreader with 300 cu. ft. stainless steel hopper able to hold up to 10 ton of product. Spreads fertilizer at rates as low as low 50 lbs./acre to 1100 lbs/acre at a width of 105-ft. #11241. (1). WAS $66,000................. ....................NOW $46,000 CNT/FOB

NEW Horst HLA 84” heavy duty high volume snow bucket. #22231 (1)..$2150 NEW Horst HLA 84” heavy duty high volume snow bucket. #22232. (1).$2150

TILLAGE

NEW Horst HLA heavy duty 84” low profile bucket with digging teeth. #22567. (1). ................................................... $1950

“Demonstrator” Delta S3 24-ft. harrow cart, 5/8”x5” two-way flexible tines. Equipped with “S3” 34 gallon broadcaster spreader with seed deflector. #21835. (1) Was $13,750..................... ...................................... NOW $11,950

2013 New Leader L3030G4 high capacity fertilizer spreader with 300 cu. ft. hopper able to hold up to 10 ton of product. Spreads fertilizer @ rates as low as 50 lbs./acre to 1100 lbs./acre. Patented G4 variable rate broadcaster, TR1000 trailer. #11139. (1) WAS $95,000....... ....................NOW $64,500 CNT/FOB

GRAIN CART

“NEW” Delta S3 24-ft. harrow cart, 5/8”x5” two-way flexible tines. #21836. (1)........ ....................................................$9950

25% OFF All “New” Bale Spears

2015 Unverferth 1396 22” double-auger, 20x42WH/650/65x42 R-1W duals, walking tandem, 520 indicator, hydraulic jack kit. #21806. (1). WAS $72,500................ ....................... NOW $59,000 CNT/FOB

NEW Horst HLA heavy duty 78” low profile bucket. #22568. (1)..................... $1650 NEW Horst HLA 84” low profile bucket. #22566. (1)................................. $1450

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Check out our website: www.fesmt.com

After Hours Sales:

NEW Schulte RDX102 snowblower, size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit-chute deflector. #9918. (2). WAS $15,450... .....................................NOW $11,500

“NEW” Frontier AB13G heavy duty bale spear, compatible with Global series loaders. #22812. (1).................................... $975 “NEW” Frontier AB12E heavy duty 3-tine spear. Designed to work with John Deere 300CX, 400 & 500 series loaders. #21283 (1)..................................................................................... $950

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Alex Yeska, Salesman 406-942-0065; Wade Engstrom, AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Circle: Mike Haynie, Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-478-3118 Plentywood: Jake Reynen, Salesman 406-480-3512


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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

HABETS LAND SALE

909 acres in Pondera County: 30N 3W, 29N 3W, 29N 4W 716 Water shares - Pondera County Canel and Reservoir Co. Parcel A: 33 30N 3W, 32 30N 3W: 300 water shares: Electric pump/pivot on

275 acres. 148.8 acres dry cultivated, 45.7 acres sub-irrigated grass for hay or pasture. 33.5 acres grass and bin site - 32,000 bushel grain storage with aeration. Irrigated growing crops: 143.8 acres–second year alfalfa/sainfoin hay. 130.25 acres–winter rye/hairy vetch for hay. Farmstead building and 9.35 acre farmstead not included in sale.

Parcel B: 24 29N 4W, 19 29N 3W; 416 water shares: 7 wheel lines, buried

plastic main line, electric pump. 399 acres cultivated, 6.8 acres grass and bin site: 1-3300 bushel steel bin with aeration. Irrigated growing crop: 79.6 acres third year alfalfa/sainfoin hay. Farmstead building, and 20.13 acre farmstead not included in sale. Bids must be postmarked or delivered to Gustafson Law Office by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018 and accompanied by a Cashier’s Check for $10,000 payable to Gale R. Gustafson Trust Account as earnest money. Bids will be opened at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Gustafson Law offices, and all bidders are encouraged to attend the bid opening. After the bids are opened and announced, bidders may increase the top bid by $10.00/acre increments. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Highest Bidder whose bid is accepted will be required to pay the balance in cash within 45 days of acceptance.

Inquiries may be directed to: Seller: Jerry Habets Telephone: (406) 278-3477 or (406) 289-0285 OR Gale R. Gustafson, Seller’s Attorney Gustafson Law Offices 400 South Main Street, Suite 101 Conrad, MT 59425 Telephone: (406) 278-7521

Sorghum Checkoff seeks applicants for leadership sorghum

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Trader’s Dispatch, February 2018 — Page A60

TRACTORS WANTED TOP $$ PAID We want

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

10 tips to help pare off some pounds

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “I might eat the napkin, too,” my husband said as he squeezed a packet of hot sauce on a breakfast burrito. He usually doesn’t have any hot sauce, but he was squeezing on as many calories as he could. I had ordered one burrito for each of us, and he usually has two. “I only had one bowl of ice cream this week,” he announced proudly. “I haven’t had any ice cream in a month,” I responded. “I noticed my jeans are getting loose,” he continued. “Wouldn’t you know it?” I thought to myself as I slowly nibbled on my single burrito, all 300 calories of it. I sipped my cup of plain coffee. Like many others, we have a New Year’s resolution to trim some pounds after too many caloric indulgences in 2017. Weight can slowly creep onto our frames because an extra 100 calories per day may result in a 10-pound weight gain in a year. I looked at the little burrito in the wrapper as I thought about calories. One hundred calories would be one-third of this small sandwich that consisted of a small tortilla, some scrambled egg, cheese and salsa. I could eat two of these as easily as my husband. As we get older, dropping a few pounds is a little more difficult as our metabolism slows. Carrying extra weight is not good for our health and is linked with increased risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, joint issues and many other chronic diseases. About 74 percent of men and 67 percent of women are overweight in the U.S., according to the 2013-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. See https:// tinyurl.com/NIH-BMIcalculator for an online body mass index (BMI) calculator. Losing as little as 5 percent of our body weight can significantly decrease the risk of getting diabetes and other chronic diseases. Having a partner to motivate and support you is a good plan, so my husband and I each have set a reasonable weight loss goal and made plans to achieve the goal. We are back to brisk walking at least 2 miles per day, even when we don’t want to go to the walking track. Yes, we nearly have had to drag each other out of the house. We track our miles on a notepad, and we avoid stopping for a treat after our walks, too. I have a cup of calorie-free herbal tea after our evening walk. It’s not exactly a bowl of ice cream, but you get used to it. Weight loss products are all around us, but here are some tips to reduce the risk of becoming (or staying) overweight or obese. • Keep a food diary to see what you are eating and when you eat. You can rate your level of hunger during eating and snacking in your journal, too. • Eat a balanced breakfast that includes at least three of the five food groups. • Keep high-fiber, low-sugar snacks, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, on hand. • Consider your drink choices. Drink water instead of sweetened beverages when you are thirsty. • Get enough sleep. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night. • Serve yourself smaller serving sizes or take home part of restaurant meals. • Avoid eating in front of the TV. • To lose weight, experts recommend 300 minutes of moderate activity per week (60 minutes on five or more days of the week). Walking at a pace of 4 miles per hour can help promote weight loss. • Learn from reputable weight loss sources. See https:// tinyurl.com/NIH-weightmanagement for more weight management tips. • Set a goal and track your progress. See https://www. choosemyplate.gov for a “Super Tracker” to track food and fitness. One-pan meals, such as this week’s featured recipe, have become very popular. This dish is easy to put together and saves on cleanup time. One of my student interns tested it for us, and the willing taste testers deemed it “really good.” Try it for yourself and note the serving size and associated calories. Yes, the serving size is one fajita at 280 calories. CONTINUED ON PAGE A62


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In Stock Geotherm Waterers & Parts In Stock given 15 minutes to present their petition and plea the case 2017 Vermeer HDPE pipe, fittings, fittings,–and and welder MT NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed HDPE pipe, welder Vermeer 555 , rebuilt .......mower .....................................................................IN .........STOCK .........................In ....$9,250 Cox Ranch Equipment 406-735-4374 Geyser, R2300 , rakes . Stock (2) 2016 Vermeer R2300, Demos. . .............$16,900 Vermeer completely rebuilt .$14,600 605XL ,,,completely rebuilt ........................IN $14,600 15.5’R2300, cut, demo unit15” .....................auger Vermeer TM1200 HDPE pipe, fittings, andInIn welder NH9030 bi-direct Quick Mount HoleVermeer Auger ,605XL (2) 2016 Vermeer Demos ............................................IN ...........STOCK ...$3,480 STOCK Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, Winston, MTMachine, for inclusion on the list. R&L Seed and LLC Geotherm Waterers Parts Stock Geotherm Waterers && Parts Stock NEW605XL Vermeer R2300 ...................twine, ..rebuilt ............................floats. ...................................... Vermeer ,,,completely ...........IN ...USED ...............$14,600 Vermeer 555 rebuilt.net, .....STOCK .....DEMO ..$9,250 Vermeer 555 rebuilt . . . $9,250 Vermeer 605N rlmccray@3rivers.net NEW MDS Bucket & Grapple, for JD 740 loader . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT & Parts In Stock 3PT Worksaver , post pounder, all hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . . $2,150 NEW Vermeer VR1224 , with center..splitter ..............................IN STOCK Geotherm Waterers Two plants that were petitioned for consideration in the Vermeer 555 , rebuilt ..R2300, .R2300, .,.rotary ..Auger ......rake ..Demos .Demos .,...NH9030 .....15” ..........auger ....$9,250 406-735-4374 Geyser, MTLLC (2)NEW 2016 Vermeer .IN STOCKShane Sereday (2) 2016 Vermeer ...STOCK ............IN R&L Seed and and–Machine, Machine, LLC R&L Seed ..........................rebuilt..............$14,600 .............bi-direct ...................................IN Vermeer RR140 Vermeer 605XL, completely 406-547-4749, Quick Mount Hole .STOCK .$3,480 2016-2017 cycle but did not get recommended for listing (2) NEW reconditioned ....JD .......740 ..740 .........loader .....$8,000 ea. (2) MDS Vermeer R23 R2300, Rakes ,Grapple, Demos . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK 2016 Vermeer for JD loader . $4,500 NEW MDS Bucket & for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 Bucket & Grapple, R&L Seed and Machine, rlmccray@3rivers.net White Sulphur Springs, MT .....– 3PT Worksaver ,rebuilt. post all hydraulic........................$2,150 Vermeer 555, Vermeer 605M , reconditioned ....Geyser, .Geyser, ..................MT .MT ....LLC .........$22,00 406-735-4374 ..........................................$9250 ..........................................$3,000 Vermeer WR24 Wheel Rakepounder, 406-735-4374 – & USED EQUIPMENT were Dame’s Rocket and Common Burdock. If these species NEW Quick Mount Hole Auger , NH9030 bi-direct 15” auger . $3,480 NEW MDS Bucket & Grapple, for JD 740 loader . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 Quick Mount Hole Auger , NH9030 bi-direct 15” auger . . . . $3,480 coxranchequip@gmail.com NEWbale Vermeer 6650 Rancher, net, twine, moisture. . . . .IN STOCK Vermeer BP8000 , used bale processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........$13,50 3-pt unroller...............................................$1210 MT 605Mrlmccray@3rivers.net , reconditioned...........– ......Geyser, .........................$22,000 rlmccray@3rivers.net 3PTMount Worksaver ,Auger .$2,150 Vermeer406-735-4374 are to be re-petitioned, interested parties will be responsible NEW Vermeer Quick TM1410 , 21’Hole cut,NEW .post .....pounder, .pounder, ..& ..USED ......all.all...hydraulic .hydraulic .EQUIPMENT ........COMING 3PT Worksaver post ..15” ........auger ..........IN $2,150 bi-direct .....$3,480 ,..NH9030 PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED EQUIPMENT BP8000 , used bale processor............................$13,500 NEW John Deere ..... $4250 rlmccray@3rivers.net NEW Vermeer TM1410 cut .. .. .grapple. ..................STOCK .....NEW IN 60Vermeer Worksaver , post pounder, .....COMING ....80 .$2,150 mower .740 ....,....21’ .....all ..bucket .......................and NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed for updating and providing any additional information on 3PT Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler ........hydraulic .......................IN chain, chain, 605M 60 Heavy chain, 50..chain Vermeer 605M ,Ranch reconditioned ........................................$22,000 .$22,000 Vermeer , reconditioned NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Morris 900 8 bale mover. . ............................$19,500 NEW & USED EQUIPMENT NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Cox Equipment NEW Vermeer R2800, hydraulic rakes .........................................IN ..IN STOCK Cut to Length cut, demo unit . . . . . . . . . STOCK Vermeer TM1200, 15.5’ those plant species. Vermeer BP8000 , used bale processor . Vermeer BP8000 , used bale processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,500 Vermeer TM1200 15.5’ ........STOCK ..............COMING .COMING ....IN STOCK 605M , reconditioned ............Winston, .......Winston, ..............MT ......$13,500 ...$22,000 NEW Vermeer R2300 , ,rake .21’ ....cut, ...cut ..cut ...EQUIPMENT .demo .......................unit .....................................IN Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, MT NEW Vermeer TM1410 IN Vermeer NEW Vermeer TM1410 ,..,..21’ IN NEW & USED Cliff CoxBaler 406-594-2204, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK NEW Vermeer R2300 Noxious weeds have a destructive impact on Montana’s We Sell & Repair Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Vermeer 605 N NEW Vermeer R2300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Vermeer BP8000 , used bale processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,500 NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed mower . IN STOCK NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Cox Ranch Equipment Cox Ranch Equipment NEW Vermeer TM1410 ,& 21’floats, .....center ................splitter ...............................IN ......STOCK ....COMING IN Nate twine, ramps Vermeer 605M , net, Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT MT Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, NEW USED All Makes & Models NEW, with Vermeer , cut with ...........$18,900 ...IN INSTOCK STOCK NEW Vermeer VR1224 center splitter ............EQUIPMENT landscape by displacing native plant species, increasing soil NEW Vermeer TM1200 ,15.5’ 15.5’ cut, demo STOCK Vermeer TM1200 ,VR1224 cut, demo ..........................IN ..IN rebuilt pickup ................................................................$7,500 Vermeer Rebel 5500 ,,twine, Vermeer TM850 trailed mower .unit ..unit STOCK Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, Winston, MT Cox Ranch Equipment NEW Vermeer TM1410, 21’ cut........................ IN STOCK Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, Winston, MT NEW Vermeer RR140 , rotary rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Shane Sereday 406-547-4749, NEW R2300 .INSTOCK STOCK rotary rake ..................................................................IN NEW Vermeer Vermeer RR140 ,Vermeer NEW Vermeer R2300 .................................unit .......STOCK .IN erosion, and decreasing wildlife habitat and recreational Trendline Vermeer Sales 406-547-4749, Shane Sereday 566 , twine only ....................cut, .......................demo TM1200 ,VR1224 15.5’ ..............................IN STOCK (2)JD NEW Vermeer R2300 rakes........................ IN STOCK reconditioned ............................$5,000 ..$8,000 ea. (2) Vermeer R23 Rakes , Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT NEW Vermeer , with center splitter . . . IN STOCK NEW Wheatheart Heavy Hitter Post Driver , . . . . . . . . . . . CALL White Sulphur Springs, MT NEW Vermeer VR1224 , .with IN...STOCK STOCK Cliff(shop) Cox– Baker, 406-594-2204, Winston,MT reconditioned .series ....center ...........wheel ....splitter ...............$8,000 ea. (2) Vermeer R23 Rakes , 980 406-778-3777 MT opportunities. (2) NEW Vermeer IN NEW Vermeer R2300 .....VR .,.....rotary Vermeer Wheel ............IN ...IN .STOCK .$3,000 White Sulphur Springs, MT MT Techno ,WR24 8 bale mover ......Rake .............rake .rake .........................................rakes........... ...............................$32,500 NEW Vermeer RR140 STOCK NEW Vermeer RR140 , rotary . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Shane Sereday 406-547-4749, Shane Sereday 406-547-4749, coxranchequip@gmail.com (cell) Greg 406-978-3777 Nate Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT Vermeer WR24 Wheel Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 NEW Vermeer 6650 Rancher , net, twine, moisture . . . . . IN STOCK Vermeer WRX12 used wheel rake. .......................... $4500 NEW Vermeer VR1224 , with center splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK round Rakes hay bale ,trailer ....................................................$7,500 Rhino, 8 R23 The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to reconditioned .........$8,000 .$8,000ea. ea. (2)Red Vermeer . (2) Vermeer R23 Rakes , reconditioned coxranchequip@gmail.com White Sulphur Springs, MT NEW Vermeer 605N baler. ............................... INSTOCK STOCK White Sulphur Springs, MT NEW Vermeer RR140 , rotary rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN net, twine, moisture . . . IN STOCK NEW Vermeer 6650 Rancher , Sereday 406-547-4749, protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and deVermeer WR24 Wheel Rake .$3,000 PULLEYShane Vermeer WR24 Wheel Rake .............................................CALL ......EQUIPMENT ...................................$3,000 &coxranchequip@gmail.com WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED Vermeer 605M, used baler. ........moisture .moisture .................$8,000 ea. (2) NEW Vermeer R23 Rakes , reconditioned coxranchequip@gmail.com NEW Vermeer 6650 Rancher , net, twine, .....IN ..IN STOCK Vermeer 6650 Rancher , net, twine, STOCK White Sulphur Springs, MT velop agriculture and allied industries. Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain Vermeer 504I used baler......................................... $5500 Vermeer WR24 Wheel Rake..............................................$3,000 PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & EQUIPMENT NEWUSED Vermeer R2800 , hydraulic rakes....................... ....................$13,000 IN STOCK Vermeer BP8000, used bale processor. Cut to Length coxranchequip@gmail.com PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED EQUIPMENT NEW Vermeer 6650 Rancher , net,EQUIPMENT twine, moisture. . . . .IN STOCK PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED NEW,Vermeer ,..rake ........................................ ..AVAILABLE .....IN STOCK Vermeer 6650 Rancher baler ....R2300 .........bale .....processor. ........................NEW 80 chain, 6060 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain Vermeer BPX9000, Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler . NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEW 80 chain, chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 Sell & Repair Baler Belts ON chain ......USED ...........................EQUIPMENT .........................................IN ......STOCK ............IN STOCK PULLEYWe Vermeer 605 N& ##### NEW Vermeer R2800 , hydraulic rakes & WELD-ON SPROCKETS HAND NEW Cut to Length NEW Vermeer R2800 hydraulic rakes ..IN STOCK NEW Vermeer R2800 ,,hydraulic rakes .................................................IN STOCK Cut to to& Length Cut Length Vermeer 605M , net, twine, floats, ramps ...$18,900 All Makes Models When I am an old coot... I will carry dried dog and cat Vermeer 6650 Rancher baler .......................pickup ..........................IN .................STOCK ..........................IN .IN .......STOCK .$7,500 .NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain NEW Vermeer R2300 ,Vermeer rake..Rebel ...R2300 .R2300 ....5500 .....,,,.rake .rake ..twine, .................rebuilt NEW Vermeer STOCK NEW . . . . . . . Vermeer , NEW & USED EQUIPMENT food in the back of my truck for old strays that I come across. We Sell&& &Repair Repair Baler Belts ..IN STOCK Cash discount, noLength trade discounts We Sell Repair Baler Belts ......,round ....hydraulic ...............and ...............square ....................processor................. ........................IN ..IN STOCK 605 We Sell Baler Belts Cut to ...Vermeer .Vermeer ...Vermeer ..JD....566 ....BPX .605 .R2800 ..9000, .N.N..only Vermeer 605 NNEW Trendline Vermeer Sales ,..twine .......rakes ................bale ..............................IN ...................STOCK ...STOCK .In .$5,000 Vermeer Stock on all used equipment NEW Vermeer R2300 , rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Vermeer 605M , net, twine, floats, ramps . . . . $18,900 Vermeer BP8000 processor, final cut, with grain tank. . ...................$17,999 Vermeer 605M , net, twine, floats, ramps . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,900 All Makes & Models ##### NEW Wheatheart Heavy Hitter Post Driver , . . . . . . . . . . . . CALL All Makes & Models Vermeer 605M, net, twine, floats, ramps..or...without .........grain .............$18,900 Makes & –Models 406-778-3777 (shop) Baker,Belts MT $16,499 ..........$32,500 .$7,500 Vermeer Rebel WeAll Sell & Repair Baler .85500 ...bale .....,.,.mover .twine, .........rebuilt .rebuilt ...........pickup .pickup ............tank. STOCK 605Rebel N....,.5500 twine, ................IN $7,500 Vermeer .............................. Techno 980 When I am an old coot... I will sit in the Little League twine, rebuilt pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 Vermeer RebelVermeer 5500 , Vermeer BP7000 processor, left hand discharge. Nice. ..................... $8000 (cell) Greg Trendline Vermeer Sales JD 566 twine, ,only only .twine, ......hay ..bale ...floats, .bale ...processor. ....trailer ...ramps .............................................. ..................................$18,900 Trendline Vermeer Sales 8 round ....$5,000 .$5,000 $7,500 Red JD 566 ,,Rhino twine ..round Vermeer 605M net, All406-978-3777 Makes & Models New Highline In Stock stands and yell instructions to every coach and JD player on only 566, twine .NEW .......Wheatheart .Wheatheart ..........5500 .650, ......Heavy .Heavy ......bale ..Hitter ..rebuilt ..processor. .....Post .Post .pickup ........................................ .Driver .Driver ..............,...,........$5,000 Hitter .Stock CALL NEW .............$7,500 .In ...CALL Vermeer Rebel ,.twine, New Highline 651, round 406-778-3777(shop) (shop) –– Baker, Baker, MT MT 406-778-3777 the field. NEW Vermeer STOCK ...........$32,500 ..$32,500 Techno 980 NEW Wheatheart Heavy Hitter bale Techno 980 ,,88R2800, Trendline Vermeer Sales JD 566 , twine only .bale ...Post ...mover .mover ...hydraulic ....Driver ............rakes......................................IN ........,...............................................................CALL $5,000 406-778-3777 (shop) – Baker, MT (cell) Greg 406-978-3777 406-978-3777 (cell) NEWRhino Vermeer R2300, STOCK Greg ..................,.........$32,500 ..................................$7,500 ..$7,500 Red Rhino ##### Red ,,.8.8..round Wheatheart .CALL bale mover .round ..Heavy .....hay .hay ..rake......................................................IN ..Hitter .bale .bale ...7000 ..trailer .trailer ..Post .bales, ..........Driver ....excellent.. Techno 980, 8 NEW 2016 Used..Vermeer 605N, ..................... $37,500 406-778-3777 (shop) – Baker, MT Greg 406-978-3777 (cell) When I am an old coot... I will introduce my grandchildren 8 bale mover ..........$32,500 Techno 980bale ,605N. Vermeer .........................................................................IN STOCK hay trailer ...............................................................................$7,500 Red Rhino, 8 round Gregvoag2@midivers.com 406-978-3777 (cell) Vermeer Rebel 5500, twine, rebuilt pickup..................................... $7500 , 8 round hay bale trailer.......................................$7,500 to the rhythm and blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy RedJDRhino 568, net, twine, floats, above avg. cond., 17,900 bales.............. $21,999 Reed.

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##### If that squeak in your floor is about to drive you mad, you may be able to easily repair it yourself. Most squeaks are caused not by the floor boards themselves, but by the support beams that hold up your floor, called joists. If a joist gets too dry, it will shrink, causing the boards under your floor to rub against them rather than being held flush. To fix a squeak, first find the joist closest to it using a stud finder or a nail. Joists are usually located 16 inches apart and run lengthwise from the front to the back of your house. Once you find the joist, drill a number 8 wood screw throught the floor into it. This should fix your problem.

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One-pan Chicken Fajitas 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1/2-inch strips 2 red bell peppers, sliced into strips 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips 1 onion, sliced 3 Tbsp. olive or canola oil 1 packet taco seasoning, reduced sodium 1 lime 12 whole-wheat tortillas Optional toppings: shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, avocado slices Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle taco seasoning and drizzle olive oil into bowl with chicken, bell peppers and onion. Toss to coat. Spread contents on greased pan sheet; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Squeeze lime juice over pan and serve with whole-wheat tortillas. Makes 10 servings (one fajita per serving). Without added toppings, each fajita has 280 calories, 9 grams (g) fat, 20 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber and 380 milligrams sodium.

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By Brent Bean, Sorghum Checkoff, Lubbock, Texas One of the unique features of sorghum is its variation in grain color. There is nothing prettier than seeing a seed production field with multiple grain colors. The color of the grain can vary from red, lemon-yellow, white to black. What determines seed color is not as simple as just the color of the grain seed coat. Color variables The actual color is determined primarily from three variables. These are the seed coat (pericarp) color and thickness, the presence or absence of a sub-layer beneath the pericarp called the testa, and the endosperm color and texture. The pericarp itself can be red, yellow or white (colorless). The thinner the pericarp is the more influence the testa and endosperm will impact the final color. The testa will be yellow or brown but is seldom present in U.S. sorghum. This is because the testa contains tannin which makes the grain less desirable for the animal feed and consumer food industry. The exception to this is Onyx sorghum, which is black and burgundy sorghum high in antioxidants and used for specialty products. The endosperm of the sorghum seed is either white or yellow and influences the seed color when the pericarp is thin and transparent. Color preference From a nutrition standpoint the color of the grain makes little difference. However, certain export markets prefer various colors of grain. For example, the Chinese prefer a red colored grain for the production of an alcoholic drink popular in the country. In the U.S. the poultry and food industries prefer white grain free of plant pigment stains. The stains come from colored (red or purple) glumes which are the two dry, leaf-like structures that surround the kernel. To meet this need, the sorghum industry has developed high yielding grain sorghums with white grain and tan glumes. The yield potential of these food-grade sorghums was evident in the 2016 national grain sorghum yield contest, where a food-grade sorghum placed third nationally with a yield of 198 bushels. One negative characteristic of the current food-grade sorghum hybrids is they tend to be more susceptible to grain mold. Fungi infection that leads to grain mold occurs during flowering under wet, humid and warm conditions. When planting a food-grade sorghum hybrid, consider planting dates that avoid these conditions at flowering if possible. Many producers are under the impression that light colored seed will not germinate as well as darker colored seed. However, recent studies have not shown a clear advantage of one grain color over another. In a germination and seed vigor trial conducted by the University of Nebraska, grain color did not influence warm germination or seed vigor. There was, however, a slight advantage of the red seed color over white seed under field conditions. Interestingly, under cool conditions in laboratory tests, hybrids with a purple glume color had higher germination and seedling vigor. It should be noted that there was considerable variation between lines, suggesting that other factors are involved.


Recipe Patch by Geri One Pot Chicken & Dumplings

3 celery stalks, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 8 cups chicken broth 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 cups biscuit baking mix 2/3 cup milk 3 cups chopped cooked chicken Coat a soup pot with cooking spray and heat over mediumhigh heat. Add celery and carrots; sauté 6 minutes, or until tender. Stir in broth, poultry seasoning, and pepper; bring to a boil. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together biscuit mix and milk until blended. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 1- x 3-inch strips. Drop strips one at a time into boiling broth. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until dumplings are cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and stir until heated through, 3 to 4 additional minutes.

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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

• 1975 John Deere 7520 tractor with 8000 hours. • 1975 John Deere 7700 diesel combine, 3520 hours. • 1962 Ford F700 truck, V8 engine, box and hoist. • 1962 GMC 4000 truck, V6 engine, box and hoist. Call Jerry at (406) 724-3387 Richland, MT

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Rhubarb Berry Tart

1/2 cup sugar 4 teaspoons quick-cooking tapioca 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel CRUST: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder TOPPING: 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a large bowl, combine sugar and tapioca. Add rhubarb and strawberries; toss to coat. Stir in liqueur and lemon peel. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Press dough onto the bottom of a greased 10-in. spring form pan. Top with fruit mixture. Combine the topping ingredients; spoon over fruit. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

Cream-Style Corn

4 medium ears sweet corn 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon minced fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Place corn in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Cut corn from cobs. In a large saucepan, bring the corn, cream and butter to a boil. Reduce heat; stir in cilantro and Italian seasoning. Simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

2 small eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning Brush eggplant slices with oil on both sides. Drizzle with lime juice; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Let stand for 5 minutes. Grill eggplant, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until tender. Yield: 10 servings.

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HAYBINE FOR SALE

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By Blake Hauptman, University of Wyoming Extension educator serving northeast Wyoming stress on the animal and may cause them to I have made every livestock-handling do something extreme, like jumping a panel mistake possible. or provoking them to fight. Not until I started working with stockmen Referring to the diagram below, every who were much better than me did I realize animal has a point of balance, usually near many of my actions in the corral were often the shoulder area. The point of balance is counterproductive. important because you can cause animals Overpowering livestock with loud noises to speed up (moving from head to tail past and constant pressure may get the job done, the point of balance) or cause them to slow but often causes significant stress on the down (moving from tail to head past the animals and may create an unsafe work point of balance). Livestock behave this environment. Research has pointed out way because of their natural instinct to want stress on cattle can negatively affect weight to move around and get past the handler. gains, reproduction, carcass quality, and If you look at the second diagram, anianimal health. mals are being worked through a squeeze Minimizing weight loss due to shrink and chute. Even though we have more control reducing labor costs are some economic over the animals when they are in the leadbenefits I’ve seen ranchers take advantage up to the squeeze chute, basic livestock of by improving their stockmanship and handling principles remain the same. handling facilities. To get the animals to move forward, start Using the animal’s natural instincts and at the front of the chute and move past each behavior to guide your actions is one of animal from head to tail crossing their point the basic principles of low-stress livestock of balance. Their natural instinct to move handling. For most livestock, one natural by the person should cause them to step instinct is to maintain space between themforward without much force. Additionally, selves and their handler. when walking back up to the chute, rememEvery animal has a “flight zone” that ber to exit and walk outside of the “flight completely surrounds them (see diagram zone.” Failure to do this will send the wrong below). signal and may cause the animals to backup. You can achieve good movement in your The basic principles of low-stress livelivestock by manipulating the edges of the stock handling are fairly simple and can “flight zone.” Similar to how horses are be very effective when livestock and their trained, apply pressure when you want the handlers become familiar with using them. animal to do something and reward them Oftentimes we try to force animals in back by removing that pressure when they do it. to push animals in the front and into a situaBe very conscious of the animal’s “flight tion extremely uncomfortable for them (like zone” and how much pressure is put on from a tub into a chute). them when working livestock in the corral. Livestock like to be led, so if we can get Not only are they being pressured by our the leaders going by using good stockmanpresence, they are feeling pressure from ship techniques, life can be a lot less stressthe confined space in the corral. Too much ful on our animals and on us. pressure without any release can cause


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Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .............. C58 Abraham Generator Sales Co., Cooperstown ND . C45

Action Toys, Billings ................................... C16 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman ..................................................B17 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls .... C40, C41 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls ........ C61 Ag Wise, Kremlin ....................................... C56 Agri-Tool & Supply (Perry Points) ................ C8 Bad Land Truck Sales, Glendive .................. C9 Basin Seed, LLC, Stanford ........................ C30 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank ........................... C42 Belles Pulses USA, Hingham .................... C27 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby ........................ C49 Big Equipment Co., Havre ...................A35, C5 Big Horn Sainfoin Seed Co., Powell WY .....A17 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad .............. B10, B11 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn.....C48 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby .....A58, C53 Billings Farm & Ranch Supply, Billings .......A52 Bouma Post Yards, Choteau ...................... C20 Brock Enterprises, Marion Jones, Rydelle Enterprises, Drummond..................................B8 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank ................................. C49 Buckley Auction ......................................... C14 Cahill Seeds, Scobey................................. C24 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls .....A3 Chamley Pipe & Salvage, Williston ND...... C10 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula.......................B6 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ................. C28 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks ......A46 Clearview Seed, Denton .............................A60 Corder & Associates, Fort Benton ............. C43 Courtesy Ford, Conrad .................................B1 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston .................A61 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber ..................................................... C60 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank .............................A10 David J Heine & Associates, Kalispell ......... C4 DBL Sales & Service, Dave & Brock Linker, Coffee Creek ................................................. C57 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby ......................... C32 Dietz Auto & Truck Salvage, Billings .............B8

Index

Direct Ag Network, LLC Dan Thome, Billings ..... C55

Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman.........A2 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls.......C12, C13 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish ............ C58 Farm Equipment Sales, Glasgow, Plentywood, Culbertson, Circle........... A54, A55, A56, A57 First State Bank, Shelby .............................A63 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton ............A62 Fisher Truck & Equipment, Scobey .............A12 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power ..............C4, C6 Fort Benton Realty, Fort Benton .................A31 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness .........................A51 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls ... ........................A41, A59, C7, C23, C39, C59 Frontline Ag Solutions Dillon, Dillon........... C51 Frontline Ag Solutions, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon, Lewistown, Havre, Chester, Great Falls, Belgrade, Livingston...... C62, C63, C64 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad ........A34 G&M Bins, LLC, Mark McInerney, Fairfield .. A30 Gateway Arch & Fence, Bozeman ............... A19 Gerber’s, Great Falls.................................. C36 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy ............ C50 Golden Triangle Seeds, Rudyard ............... C38 Grandberg Autobody Repair, Havre .......... C20 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier ...... C47 Havre Ford, Havre ......................................A47 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin ........ C43 Hedman, Inc, Brett Hedman, Grass Range ... A37 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena ..... B16 Henke Enterprises, SprayFlex & Big Dog Mowers, Chester ............................................. C30 Hensley Hay & Grain, Toston ....................... C9 Heritage Timber, Bonner............................ C17 Highline Communications, Cut Bank ..........B12 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls ......C1, C2, C3 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank .........B5 Iron Horse Express, Coffee Creek ............. C32 J Bar T Bins & Steel Buildings, Jeremiah Johnson & Thad, Chester .......................................A33 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook ..........A2, C58

2017 Ford Explorer L

Canyon Ridge Exterior, black leather seats, heated front and middle seats, keyless entry, 23071.9 miles

2005 Cadillac Escalade

White exterior, tan leather seats, sun roof, heated seats, 114,263 miles

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2014 Ford F150 Raptor

2011 Ford F150

Tan exterior, black leather seats, backup camera, 85,358 miles.

Red exterior, tan cloth seats, extended cab, 94,311 miles.

COURTESY PRICE: $43,995

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2017 Ford Edge

2016 Ford Super Duty

White gold exterior, black leather seats, heated seats, autostart, 18,000.7 miles.

Magnetic exterior, gray leather seats, backup camera, 62,234 miles.

COURTESY PRICE: $31,299

COURTESY PRICE: $46,995

Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte ...............A43 KayDee Feeds ........................................... C34 Krogmann Mfg. .......................................... C32 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown............A20, C28 M & W Machine, Three Forks .................... C34 Maxwell Lumber, Lewistown .......................A26 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls .......A22 Meridian Seeds, Casselton ND ................. C48 MH Equipment & Truck Repair, Billings ..... C31 Midland Implement , Billings .......................A64 Mohrlang Fabrications, Brush CO ............. C17 Montana Holster & Shoulder Rig, Norm Schertenlieb .............................................A26 Montana Metal Fabrications, Great Falls .......A38 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek ...............A33 Montana Shed Center, Great Falls ...............B9 Montana Specialty Mills, LLC, Great Falls ....... A28 Montana Valley Irrigation, Great Falls .. C24, C56 Motor Power, Great Falls ........................... C26 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..................A14 Mountain View Metal Works, Wilsall .......... C57 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville .......A52 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup ........ C11 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ........... C37 New Homes of the Future, Billings ............ C46 North Star Equipment, John Myers, Simms . C31 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ..................... C35 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ........................... C35 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls ............... C19 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point ......A30 Northwest Plastics, Libby .......................... C36 Ole Warren & Sons, Hingham.....................B19 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree ............ C46 Pondera County Canal & Reservoir, Valier ..... C55 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton ...... C46 Precision Truck & Trailer, Havre ................. C45 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ..... A6 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..........A61 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell ....... C44 Rockwell Scales, Simms.............................A36 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River ...................... C34

2017 Ford F150 Super

Burgundy exterior, black leather seats, keyless entry, heated seats, 14872.8 miles

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Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond ...B8, B9

Salois Construction, Conrad ...................... C48 Severinsen Irrigation, Fairfield ................... C38 Shop Specialties, Valier .......................C5, C10 Shortline Ag, Scobey .........................A42, C16 Skierka Livestock Trucking, Pompeys Pillar .. C22 Sod Buster Sales, Polson ..................C18, C36 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..... C44 Steel Etc, Great Falls ..................................B7 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon ..................A16 Stokes Fencing, Conrad ............................ C32 Stricks Ag, Chester .....................................A25 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .....A49 Super SmartRooms/Superform ICF, Jerry Gangstad, Avon........................................C19, C54 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ........... C43 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester ......C14, C15 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ......................... C49 That Guys Fab Shop, Havre .......................B14 The Repair Shop, Choteau ........................ C54 The Truck Shop of Billings ......................... C29 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester .......................... C29 Tilleman Equipment Company, Havre .......C20, C21 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange............................ C28 Townsend Seeds, Inc, Townsend ............... C17 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ......................A3 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker..................A61 Tri County Implement, Sidney .....................B15 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton ............... C54 Triple T Sales, Chinook ...................... A12, B13 TT&E Inc, Victor............................................B4 Van Motors, Conrad ................................... C53 VanDyke Trucking, Conrad ........................ C60 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester ................ C25 Weaver’s Auction Service, Baker ................A32 WEEDit, Big Equipment, Dave Chinadle, Havre ... C5

Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad.......................A63 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula.......C27 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ................A61 Wild Horse Seed, Havre ............................ C22 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .............. C33 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade ..... B12, B14 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow ............................ B2, B3 Zomer Truck, Conrad ......................... A44, A45

2017 Ford Edge Titan

Gray exterior, black leather seats, heated seats, keyless entry, panoramic sun roof, 25,411 miles

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2016 Ford Super Duty

Red exterior, black leather seats, backup camera, heated seats, 41,443 miles.

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2013 Ford F150

Black exterior, black leather seats, backup camera, heated seats, 43,860 miles.

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2015 Nissan Altima

White exterior, black cloth seats, 13,464 miles.

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2017 Ford F150

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New Holland Equipment

New Holland Combines

New Holland T9.645 Quad Tractor

New Holland T-9 Series Tractors

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! 2016 New Holland T6.175 16x16 auto shift, 42” tires, 545/1000 PTO, 3-pt., loaded, 272 hours, loader and grapple....CALL!

New Holland Compact Tractors

Boomer #24 MFD, 24 hp. diesel, 540 PTO, 3-pt. hitch, hydro transmission with loader....CALL! 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!

New Holland Swathers

New Holland Round Balers

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Glasgow, Montana

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USED SELF PROPELLED SPRAYERS

USED AIR DRILLS

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

2012 Seed Hawk 6012 60-ft., 12” spacing, twin wing openers, 500 bushel tow behind tank, Viper monitor. #USSH06................................................ Call Concord 4412 12” spacing with 3000 tow behind tank, hydraulic drive fan. #UDCN13.................$15,000

USED ROUND BALERS

2005 New Holland SD440 58-ft., 12” spacing, 550# trips, 51/2” rubber packers, 4350 tow between cart, double shoot. #UDNH25.........................$89,000 2004 New Holland SD440 58-ft., 12” spacing, 51/2” rubber packers, double shoot with SC430 tow between cart, dual fan, variable drive, 10” auger. #UDNH31.................................................79,000 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..........................$55,000 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 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft., 7” spacing, steel packers with 1720 tow between tank. #UDF243....................... ...............................................$25,000....$20,000

USED SKID STEER

2008 New Holland L175 860 hours, 2 speed drive, 2000 lb. lift, auxiliary hydraulics, very nice!.......... ................................................................ $18,000

2012 New Holland BR7090 extra wide pickup, floatation tires, 1000 PTO, #UHN139.............. $24,500 2009 New Holland BR7090 wide pickup, twine and net, float tires, #UHN136........................ $24,000 1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43..................................... $11,500 2000 Hesston 856A auto cycle, wide pickup..$5500 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $5500

2015 Apache AS1220 Plus II 1200 gallon 100-ft. boom, AutoSteer, AutoBoom, section control, 275 hp Cummins, 46” duals, Viper 4 AutoRate, 640 hours. #USAP31.....................................$229,000 2014 Apache AS1020 215 hp Cummins, 120” fixed axle drop boxes, 3” fill, 100-ft. booms, 9-section, E Pro II Raven with AccuBoom, 650 hours, Auto Boom & Auto Steer.................................... Just In

USED BALE MOVERS

2009 Morris Pro-Ag 4D4SR bale scoop................... ...............................................$23,000....$20,000

2008 Apache AS1010 1880 hours, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, Envisio Pro monitor, Auto steer, AutoBoom, 215 hp Cummins diesel. #USAP30..... ................................................................$120,000

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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

USED PULL TYPE & SUSPENDED BOOM SPRAYERS

1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139....................................................$5500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, FlexControl monitor. #USF151....................................................$5500 2007 New Holland SF216 100-ft. wheel boom, 1600 gallon, auto rate controller, windscreens, hydraulic unfold. Nice! #USNH63...........................$12,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft., 1500 gallon wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, FlexControl, dual nozzles, windscreen. #USNH00......$20,000 New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, SP655 AutoRate. #USNH55................................................$20,000

USED AUGERS

2011 Brandt 20110 grain belt conveyor, 110-ft., end drive PTO............................................... JUST IN 2011 Brandt grain deck drive over conveyor with hydraulic mover...................................... JUST IN

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CONSIGNMENTS

USED COMBINES

1993 Flexi-Coil 820 46-ft. cultvator, 650 lb. trips, 1-1/4 1993 Agco/White 6195 MFD, 200 hp, Cummins diesel, shanks, 18” sweeps, very nice!...................... $17,500 18 speed, Power Shift, 9600 hours, 3 point hitch, 1000 Harrell 3606 6 bottom switch plow, 3 pt. mount...... $5500 PTO, 42” rear tires......................................... $34,000 Melroe 1000 plow, 29-ft. 13-18” bottoms................ $6500 1951 Allis-Chalmers WD tractor, 540 PTO with loader.... Nutri-Placer 5252 40-ft. liquid fertilizer applicator with ......................................................................... $2500 carbide points................................................... $6000 2011 New Holland S1070, 100-ft. suspension boom, 1600 gallon tank, AutoBoom.................................. $45,000 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 Flexicoli S67 XLT 104-ft. wheel boom sprayer....... $3000

2013 Case IH 8230 450 hp, 30” rotor, 350 bushel hopper, duals, long auger, chopper, Autosteer, 1243 engine/876 seperator hours. #UCCA15..... $230,000 2009 Case IH 7120 1130 separator hours, Pro 600 monitor, chopper, rock trap, 900/60R32 tires. #UCCA16.. ................................................................... $140,000

2010 John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 30” rotor, 1550 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, chopper..... $109,000

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 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header, finger reel, transport package, upper cross auger, Empire rollers, CNH adaptor. S/N-186785-09.....$50,000 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header with pickup reel, CA20 MacDon adaptor fits New Holland/ Case. #UHMD45.....................................$49,000 2009 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, transport package, finger reel, cross auger. #UCNH79....... ................................................................$17,500 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, finger reel and transport with cross augers, fits NHCR. #UCNH93................................................$10,500 Horst header trailer, wagon style, low profile tires. #UCHR00...................................................$2900

USED TRACTORS

1991 Case IH 9270 4WD tractor, 6385 hours, 335 hp, Cummins, 42” tires (80%).............................. $49,000

2008 John Deere 1895 air disc drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, all run blockage, 1910 tow behind cart, 430 bushel........................................................... .$99,000

2008 New Holland CR9070 1610 separator hours, extended wear augers, chopper, yield/moisture, 420 hp. #UCNH92............................................. $135,000

1997 John Deere 9400 4wd tractor, 3600 hours with 24 speed transmission, 710/70R38 tires, 425 hp..$85,000

1994 Hesston 4655 inline square baler, 16”x18” chamber.................................................................... $9500 2015 Danuser pallet fork with top tine grabber, for skid steer.................................................................. $1900 2006 Freightliner 425 hp, Cat diesel, 13 speed transmission, Columbia series.................................... $18,000

2002 John Deere 9650STS combine, 2925 separator hours, 800/65R32 tires, chopper with 9360 header.... ...................................................................... $82,000 New Holland 116 16-ft. swing tongue, double sickle, 1000 PTO, pump........................................................ $4500 2009 New Holland 88C flex draper header, 36-ft., upper cross auger, transport, finger reel.................. $25,000 2011 MacDon FD-70 flex draper, 40-ft., finger reel, double knife, upper cross auger, slow speed transport, CNH adaptor.......................................................... $59,000 John Deere 1243 corn head, 12 row...................... $4000 2011 Schulte SDX960 8-ft. snowblower, 3 pt. mount, 540 PTO drive, hydraulic chute and deflector.......... $5500 (2) 1000 gallon fuel tanks, one with pump................. ......................................................$1300 - $1800 2000 Keystone Sierra 5th wheel camper, slide, queen bed, new furnace and hot water heater............ $5500

2008 New Holland CR9070 400 hp, 900/60R32 tires. #UCNH80................................................... $117,000 2014 New Holland CR8090 450 hp, duals, Auto Steer, chopper, moisture/yield, 850 separator hours........... ......................................................................Just In 2005 New Holland CR960 Class 7, deluxe cab, 17” rotors, 900/60R32, front tires, 600/28 rears, #UCNH91....... ..................................................................... $69,000 1993 New Holland TR96 combine with twin rotor, SN 554419, 3109 engine hours, well maintained, annual service repairs, 30-ft. 971 auger head. #UCNH28..... $36,500........................................................ $25,000 2004 Gleaner R65 Cummins engine, 973 MacDon 36-ft. draper header with pickup reel and transport............ ..................................................................... $88,000

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

1980 Versatile 875 4WD, 20.8x38 tires, 280 hp, Cummins diesel, 4 hydraulics. #UTVR79.......$12,000 2013 New Holland T6.165 MFD, 405 hours, semi powershift, 540/1000 PTO’s 3-pt., 42” tires with NH 845TL with loader and grapple assembly....... ............................................................... JUST IN

USED WINDROWERS

New Holland 1431 disc mower, 13-ft., rubber conditioners, 2 point swivel hitch, 1000 PTO. #UWN109..................................................$9500 1999 Case IH 8312 12-ft. discbine, rubber/steel conditioner................................................ Just In Case 425 21-ft. draper header (fits Hesston 8650)... ...................................................................$9500

Call or stop by and see us for all your equipment needs! 1991 Freightliner, 310 hp, L10 Cummins, 10 speed transmission, day cab, air ride with 28-ft. cargo trailer with 2-2000 gallon tanks, pump and inductor system........ ...................................................................... $17,000

2660 & 2665 Bale Processors

Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311 Glasgow, MT

2008 Ford F350 service pickup, 4x4, 113,000 miles, diesel, tool racks, 120 gallon fuel tank, welder & generator... ...................................................................... $18,500 1999 Contrail C20 20-ft. trailer, air brakes, pintle hitch, all new tires, heavy duty........................................ $8500 John Deere 230 28-ft. tandem disc with rock flex............ .......................................................... $4900 $4000 Friggstad 600 plow, tool bar, 44-ft. 5-section, 1 1/4” shanks w/harrow..........................................................Just In

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

www.zerbebrothers.com Email zerbesales@nemont.net SALES Mike Guttenberg Tim Guttenberg Travis Volk


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advertising@tradersdispatch.com For the time being the 3rivers.net account will still work but not for long.

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

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

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2014 Cat 308E2 CR 1326 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, AM/FM radio, heated seat, dozer blade, wedge style coupler, hydraulic thumb, 1 and 2 way auxiliary hydraulics, swing-away boom, 7-ft. 2” stick, steel tracks, 21,000 lb. operating weight, has been through the shop, serviced, neeeds nothing, very nice condition. Located in Spearfish, SD............................. $88,500 2007 SkyTrak 6036 3657+/- hours, 3 steering modes, coupler, auxiliary hydraulics, foam filled tires approximately 40%, rotating beacon, Cummins engine, recent service, in excellent condition, needs nothing, 6000 lb. lift, 36-ft. reach. Located in Spearfish, SD..................................................... $39,500 1991 Case 580K 5810 hours, enclosed cab with heat, 2x4, Extend-a-Hoe, 24” backhoe bucket with new teeth, power shuttle transmission, tires approximately 65%, extrememly well-maintained, all is tight, just serviced. Located in Spearfish, SD........................ $22,900

2003 John Deere 650H XLT 4053 hours, 6-way PAT blade, 3 shank ripper, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, radio, 90 hp, 20,000 lb. operating weight, hydrostatic drive, has been extremely well maintained, is in immaculate condition, has been through the shop, all repairs done, just serviced, 100% complete new undercarriage. Located in Spearfish, SD.......................................................................... $67,500 2000 Samsung SL 120-2 7300 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, 2.5 CY bucket, Powershift transmission, 126 hp, Cummins engine, 23,000 lb. operating weight, auxiliary hydraulics, very nice condition, has been through the shop, all repairs have been done, just serviced. Can add a Grab Tech grapple for $7400. Located in Spearfish, SD..................................................... $39,500 2013 Bobcat S570 268 hours, enclosed cab, heat and air conditioning, 2-speed travel, switchable H-pattern or hand/foot controls, hydraulic coupler, auxiliary electrics, 72” bucket, 1950 lb. operating load, 3900 lb. tip load, like new condition, recent service. Located in Spearfish, SD........................................ $36,500 2014 Cat 236D 1785 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, air ride and heated cloth seat, ride control, hydraulic coupler, 2-speed travel, new tires, 72” bucket with new bolt on cutting edge, recent service, very nice condition. Located in Spearfish, SD.....$36,500

Reducing animals’ stress during cold periods is a key goal

By K-State Research and Extension News important part of the equation in feedlots. Livestock producers are entering a time Pens should be scraped routinely to level of year that, because of winter weather, can frozen areas, which will help to reduce foot often be challenging for maintaining the injuries and the reluctance of animals to health of their herds, but a host of managemove to feed and water. ment steps and best practices can help to get In outdoor pastures, the two K-State the animals through the tough times. specialists suggest portable windbreaks, “Talking to a regional climatologist, we which provide shelter and can help with foresee a lot of fluctuation in weather,” basic biosecurity. said A.J. Tarpoff, a beef veterinarian with “When cattle congregate in one area of K-State Research and Extension. “The the pasture for a long period of time, you fluctuations from warm to cold are stressful build up environmental contaminates from on any animal, so you have to be ready for manure,” Tarpoff said. “So, move the porthat fluctuation. table windbreaks to different locations in “If it gets cold and it stays cold, we can the pasture so that you decrease the environmanage that very easily. The animals get mental contamination, which is especially used to the cold, dry environment. But when important for newborn calves and control we start mixing warm to cold, and a little bit of scours.” of moisture – in other words, we combine DeRouchey notes that portable windwind, cold and a wet animal -- that leads to breaks can force cattle to walk out of low a little bit of trouble.” areas to water and feed. Livestock that can be housed indoors “It doesn’t hurt those cows to walk out of -- such as chickens, swine and dairy cattle those low areas,” he said. “From an environ– may be protected from severe elements mental standpoint, once we start providing a but keeping them properly ventilated can lot of feed or stationary feeders in those low be challenging. areas, the manure buildup and the sanitation “It’s hard to keep the fans and the vendegrades really fast.” tilation adjusted appropriately because the During severe cold periods, producers incoming air is still somewhat warmer durneed to feed a little more hay or other forage ing the day, but then it cools off during the so that the animals’ natural heat source – the night as we get the different weather fronts rumen – can do its work. Cattle may be fed coming through,” said Joel DeRouchey, a near windbreaks during times of extreme livestock specialist with K-State Research cold and snow, but DeRouchey notes that and Extension. shouldn’t happen very often during the DeRouchey notes that fluctuations in season. indoor temperatures can cause mortalities Tarpoff added that water is equally imin herds because the animals get stressed portant for livestock in the winter months from the roller-coaster shifts. as it is in the summer months. “It’s just like humans, from the standpoint “They are eating a lot more, so they need if they’re going through any stress, changes to be able to drink a lot more to balance the in the outside temperature leads to humans body’s homeostasis,” he said. “Check wadeveloping respiratory challenges,” he said. terers regularly that they are not frozen over, “It’s the same for livestock, whether they’re there’s plenty of flow, and there’s plenty of inside or outside. volume for animals to drink from. A frozen “The most important thing is maintaintank can be detrimental to any livestock ing a constant temperature. The goal is to operation.” bring animals inside to protect them from The two K-State specialists also shared the elements, so we need to make sure our some ideas to help producers get themselves ventilation systems are managed correctly through the colder months. Specific to the to provide that ideal environment.” upcoming calving season, one tip is to feed DeRouchey said that indoor ventilation cattle in the evenings. also is important to keep air moisture, odor “Changing our feeding strategies to the and nitrogen levels low. evening hours, right at dusk, will increase For animals kept outside in feedlots, Tarthe number of calves born during the daypoff said one key is to provide dry bedding. light hours, which is when the producers are “Cattle have the right winter coat for out checking those cattle more regularly,” cold weather, but whenever it starts to get Tarpoff said. windy, wet and cold, especially on frozen DeRouchey also reminded producers to ground, the cattle want to find a nice, dry make sure flashlights are in working order, area to lie down and rest,” he said. “Bedding and store extra batteries and clothing in case those pens, giving them the opportunity to they get stranded or need to be out for exlie down and rest decreases the stress on tended periods in cold and snowy weather. those cattle and allows them to increase their For more severe weather tips, producers comfort level, so they can perform at a high may contact their local extension agent. rate even in stressful conditions.” Tarpoff added that a box scraper is an

Foot bath for health

If you find that you’re susceptible to athlete’s foot, here’s a trick that will keep that nasty fungus at bay. Once or twice a week, soak your feet in a hot bath with two cloves of crushed garlic mixed in. The garlic will kill athlete’s foot before it starts, and you won’t be afraid to walk around in sandals. To treat a case of athlete’s foot that has already begun, try soaking your toes in mouthwash. It may sting a little, but the nasty fungus will be gone in just a few days.

Use a sheet to protect your car

If you have small children in the household, you probably have some trouble keeping your car’s seats free of crumbs, dirt, and sticky messes. One way to resolve this is to use a flat sheet to cover your seats. Every so often, you can change out the sheet, and it’s as simple as throwing it in the wash to get it clean again–easy peasy! ##### Feedback...What you get when the baby doesn’t care for creamed spinach.


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Tag #VicC0218........................ $13,000 24-ft tandem dually trailer. Tag #VicC0218.................................................... $5500 1977 Chevrolet 30 camper van. Tag #VicC0218........................................... $2000 Loading chute. Tag#VicC0218....................................................................... $1000 John Deere ground drive manure spreader. Tag #VicC0218.......................... $750 Chevrolet Yukon 4x4. Tag #VicC0218........................................................... $1000 2004 Dodge 2500 with flatbed. Tag #VicC0218............................................ $2000 2000 Kia 4wd. Tag #VicC0218....................................................................... $1500 1991 GMC pickup. Tag #VicC0218................................................................ $1500 1992 Chevrolet Cheyene. Tag #VicC0218................................................... $1500 Chevrolet C60 truck with 24-ft flatbed. Tag #VicC0218................................. $3000 Allis Chalmers 7020 2wd tractor with Farmhand F236 loader, 3-pt. Tag #VicC0218.............................................................................................. $6500 2015 Dodge 2500 pickup. Tag #VicC0218................................................. $28,000 Fireball gooseneck camper trailer. Tag #VicC0218....................................... $4000 Hi-Hog squeeze chute. Tag #VicC0218......................................................... $2000 1993 18-ft gooseneck trailer. Tag #VicC0218................................................ $3000 Ezee-On 2400 post pounder trailer with Honda engine. Tag #VicC0218....... $4500 Can-Am 4 wheeler. Tag #VicC0218................................................................. $800 Fertilizer Spreader wagon. Tag #VicC0218...................................................... $750 Dura 100 amp welder. Tag #HowardW0218............................................... $11,500 Farm Saw chainsaw. Tag #HowardW0218 Pusle 1750 portable generator. Tag #HowardW0218 Power Day portable generator. Tag #HowardW0218 Animal Traps. Tag #HowardW0218 New Holland 195 manure spreader. For rent or sale. Tag #....................... $13,500 2016 H&S 125 manure spread, like new. Tag #FredV0218........................ $10,000 John Deere 7330 FWD tractor, loader, grapple, 3-pt, dual PTO, low houred. Tag #Riley0218........................................................................................... $85,000 Donahue swather trailer. Tag #Sam0218...................................................... $8500 Case 680 2WD, tractor, loader, backhoe, extend-a-hoe. Tag #Hug0218 2013 Loftness bagger & extractor. Tag #KevinB0218................................ $71,000

PICKUPS & CARS

1996 Dodge 2500 fuel pickup. Tag#Brent0717............................................$5000 1984 1-ton service pickup, 200 gallon fuel tank, 2WD, 4-speed manual transmission, 103,000 miles. Tag #JackW0417..................................................$4000 1976 Chevrolet C20 4WD pickup, 350 engine, automatic transmission, 94,000 miles. Tag #BobC0617..........................................................................$2500 1981 Ford F250 2WD pickup with service box. Tag #Ruth0617..................$1500 2000 Ford F350 pickup, Stahl service box. Tag #JasonA0916...................... $7500 Mitsubishi 350 mini pickup truck. Tag #BrokenP0117................................$4000 1991 Oldsmobile Toronado, 2-door sedan, hard top, automatic, new tires, sunroof, color in tan. Showroom condition. Tag #BobC0816.......................$7500

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2008 Case Puma 180 trailer with L770 loader, bucket and grapple, 3-point, 540 PTO, 2289 hours. Tag #Wayne1017...................................................$88,000 1979 Massey-Ferguson 2745 2WD tractor with 11.00x16 front tires, 18.4x38 rear tires. Tag #DBK1117......................................................................$9500 John Deere 6125R tractor with 340 loader, 3-point, FWD, 2300 hours. Tag #Sam1017........................................................................................$135,000 1999 White 6710, 101 PTO horsepower with loader, 3-point, FWD, 540 PTO, FWD grapple, 6000 hours, box scraper. Tag #Kerry1017...................$35,000 International 444 2WD tractor, loader, 3-point, 38 HP, 540 PTO, 1976 hours. Tag #Wayne1017.........................................................................................$7500 Allis-Chalmers 170 gas tractor with 460 loader, 3-point, 540 PTO, cab, 1939 hours. Tag #ArleeJ0817.........................................................................$9500 John Deere 5020 tractor with 24.5x32 rear tires, SN 5010 32T 1801. Tag #JackW0417..........................................................................................$4500 John Deerre 5010 tractor, 1000 PTO, 2 sets of remotes. Tag #JackW0417..$7000 1993 Versatile 876 (blue) tractor, 20.8x38 duals, weights, manual transmission, only 2438 hours, tractor is immaculate. Tag #JackW0417..................$45,000 International W9 tractor, 540 PTO, gas, Koyker loader, great auger tractor. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................................................$3500 International 656 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point, 741 loader, 5302 hours, needs seat. Tag #D&B0417...................................................................$5000 Versatile 800 tractor with 18.4x38 tires, (2 new tires), manual transmission, 5953 hours. Tag #JackW0417............................................................$10,000 John Deere 5010 tractor, SN 50103T3340, 2 sets of remotes, 18.4x38 duals. Tag #JackW0417...................................................................................$4500 International FAA tractor, 540 PTO, saw blade. Tag #SteveF1017. International FC tractor, 540 PTO. Does not run. Tag #SteveF1017. John Deere 4430 MFD tractor with loader, 3-point dual PTO, 6600 hours. Tag #ArtH0617..........................................................................................$35,000 Case IH Steiger 9380 tractor, powershift, 10,000 hours. Good shape and field ready. Tag #BirchCreek0516..............................................................$65,000 2011 Case IH 635 4WD tractor, 1468 hours. Tag #GaryG0817..............$170,000 John Deere 8640 tractor, 1000 PTO, new tire. Tag #LyleF0316 2015 Case IH Max125 tractor with L765 loader, 3-point, 787 hours, dual PTO. Tag #MVE1117..................................................................................$97,000

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

Highline BP4065 II bale processor. Tag #Hug1217....................................$6500 Vermeer BPX 9000 bale processor, round and square bales. Tag #KlintS1017... ................................................................................................Price Pending Supreme 900T vertical mixer, reconditioned. Tag #PostEq0617..............$44,000 2011 Supreme 700T twin screw mixer wagon, has gone through shop. Tag #PostEq0617......................................................................................$29,000 International feed grinder, complete with PTO. Tag #Neal0417...................$400 Haybuster multi-bale bale processor. Tag #Rum0411.............................$12,500

AIR SEEDERS & DRILLS

Concord 6012 3 rank air seeder with Fargo 3350 stainless steel air cart. Tag #DBK1117..........................................................................................$25,000 John Deere 1590 14-ft. grass drill, 7” spacing, grass, grain and fertilizer boxes. Tag #Sam1017. Flexi-Coil 5000 52-ft. 9” spacing air drill with 2320 tow behind air cart, updated loading auger. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................$27,000 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air seeder, 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packers with 2320 tow between tank. Tag #DaveH0617..................................................$29,000 Case IH Concord 6012 ATX 60-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing, ADX 3360 tow between tank. Tag #BirchCreek0516......................................................$75,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 60-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing, 3450 tow behind tank, variable rate, double shoot. Tag #ArtH0516.....................................................$49,000 Case IH Concord 5010 50-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, 3400 2-compartment tank, single shoot. Tag #Kyle0616...............................................................$35,000 1995 Concord 4012 40-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing with 3400 air cart, 5” carbide tips, good condition. Tag #RonH0317.................................................$29,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 91/2” spacing, double shoot, 1720 tow behind tank. Tag #ArtH0516...................................................................................$45,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 2320 tow between tank. Field ready. Tag #BirchCreek0516........................................................................$38,000 Haybuster 32-ft. drills, for parts. Tag #Russ0516........................................$5000 Hay Buster 40-ft. no-till drill, 12” spacing. Tag #Russ0514.......................$15,000 2-John Deere 9450 12-ft. 12” spacing drills, fertilizer box, one has a grass seeder. Tag #0517...................................................................................$2500 ea. Victory 35-ft. air seeder, 14” spacing with 5” spreader (actually will spread 7” spacing), 2320 tow behind tank with auxiliary 3rd tank, rubber packers. Can be either single or double shoot. Tag #Rick0416....................................... $18,500 John Deere 10” spacing drill with fertilizer. Tag #JackW0417.

ROUND & SQUARE BALERS

Vermeer 9000 BPX, has been used for 200 bales. Tag #Klint1117..........$24,000 2014 John Deere 569 round baler, Mega Wide pickup, net wrap. Tag #Sam1017. New Holland 644 round baler. Tag #Fred0717............................................$5000 1991 Hesston 550 twine wrap round baler, new tires, new belts, field ready. Tag #BobD0717...........................................................................................$4500 New Holland 660 twine wrap baler, new belts. Tag #NorthStar0516..........$6000 New Holland 664 round baler, twine wrap, Bale Command. Good shape. Tag #JasonA0916................................................................................................ $5500 (2) Massey Ferguson 12 balers. As is. Tag #PatH0217................................ $2000 Krone 3x3x8 baler. Only 11,000 bales have been through it. Tag #GaryS1217..... ...........................................................................................................$24,000

MOWERS & MISC. HAY TOOLS

NEW H&S 1460 14-ft. wheel rake. Tag #Hug0617....................................$19,500 Woods 6-ft. 3-point rotary mower. Tag #BrokenP90117................................$650 Farmhand 8-bale clamp. Tag #TomS0617...................................................$1500 Windrow fluffer. Tag #TL0816 John Deere 503 rotary mower with 2 extra blades. Tag #Rusty0617............$800

TRAILERS

Eddie Bauer gooseneck trailer with new brakes, new LED lights. Tag #DBK1117.............................................................................................$4800 32-ft. flatbed trailer with ratchets. Great trailer for hauling hay. Tag #DBK1117...... ..............................................................................................................$5500 Mirage 32-ft. triple axle gooseneck, 21,000# GVW, extra storage above gooseneck. Tag #Kerry1017............................................................................$6500 Lufkin 48-ft. double drop trailer. Tag #RianC1017....................................$17,000 1984 Load Master belly dump gravel trailer, 60,000 GVW. Tag #RianC1017....... ...........................................................................................................$12,000 2006 PJ 24-ft. gooseneck trailer, 7000 lb. axles. Tag #Pack0617.................$7500 1998 PJ 24-ft. gooseneck trailer, 7500 lb. axles, tie down straps. Tag #Pack0617. ..............................................................................................................$7500 1993 gooseneck 30x8 flatbed trailer, tandem axle, duals, 16,000 lb. capacity. Tag #BrokenP0117......................................................................................$6500 2012 Cross Country belly dump trailer. Tag#Brent0717..........................$36,000 2013 Cross Country belly dump trailer. Tag#Brent0717..........................$38,000 35-ton lowboy trailer. Tag #Pack0617........................................................$12,500 20-ft. 4-horse bumper pull trailer. Tag #D&B0417........................................$6000 Homemade 17-ft. gooseneck trailer. Tag #Paul0817....................................$3500 PJ tilt trailer. Tag#Brent0717........................................................................$6000

SPRAYERS & SPREADERS

Melroe 210 Spra-Coupe 125 gal. tank, 31.5x13.5 tires. Tag #BrokenP0117...$6500 Flexi-Coil 67XL 130-ft. field sprayer, windscreens, 1500 gallon tank, auxiliary tank, double TeeJet nozzles. Tag #Ruth0916....................................... $10,500 Valmar 320 Fargo spreader mounted on 54 harrow cart, good shape. Tag #JackW0417..........................................................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft. pull type sprayer with single nozzle, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens. Tag #JackW0417.....................................................................$5000 2012 Case IH PS100 100-ft. suspended boom sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1600 gallon tank, excellent shape. Tag #RonH0317........................................$37,000 Summers sprayer for parts. Tag #JackW0417...............................................$300 Summers 60-ft. sprayer mounted on pickup. Sprayer has triple nozzles, 8 hp Honda motor. Tag #JackW0417................................................................ Call Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer with 120-ft. single boom, 1500 gallon main tank, inductor tank, 500 gallon auxiliary tank and wash tank, windscreens and double nozzles. Tag #Ruth0417.....................................................................$15,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 100-ft. booms, double nozzles. Tag #HerbK0516 1982 Valmar 240 granular applicator, hydraulic drive, mounted on homemade cart. Tag #HerbK0916

ANTIQUE TRACTORS

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

PLOWS

John Deere 610 30-ft. plow with Degelman harrows, 11/4” shanks. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................................................$4500 Melroe 501 42-ft. plow, 1” shanks. Tag #DaveT0916 Gysler 30-ft. plow. Tag #JeffH0617..............................................................$3000 Gysler 36-ft. plow with Degelman mounted harrows and rod weeder. Tag #GaryS0117..........................................................................................$5000 Gysler 32-ft. plow. Tag #Russ0516..............................................................$2500 Edwards 18-ft. plow, Morris mounted harrow. Tag #MonteF0812................$1600

BALE MOVERS

3-point round bale retriever. Tag #BigSkyC0617..........................................$1500 1985 New Holland 1032 2-wide bale wagon, 69 bale capacity. Tag #HerbK0516 New Holland 1048 2-wide bale wagon, 90 bale capacity.Tag #D&B0417...$12,000

TRUCKS

International 4900 truck with Mohrlang 480 mixer. Tag #BrokenP1217....$15,000 GMC 7000 truck with 1500 gallon tank, 16-ft. flatbed, 5-speed manual, 114,363 miles. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................................$7000 1989 GMC 7000 gravel truck, 5 speed/2speed, 47,116 miles. Tag #BrokenP0117..............................................................................................$8500 1981 International cement truck. Tag#Brent0717.......................................$3000 1970 Ford LN600 truck with 18-ft. box and hoist, ShurLok tarp, 4&2 speed, 83,500 miles. Tag #JackW0417.............................................................$9500 1991 Ford F700 truck with 24-ft. van body with tail lift, 427 gas engine, new radiator, 247,727 miles. Tag #D&B0417................................................$6000 1984 GMC truck without tail gate, gas engine, 5 speed transmission, 24-ft. van body. Tag # #D&B0417..........................................................................$8000 Mayflower truck, 30-ft. van body. Tag #LarryK1117 1994 Ford LT900W truck. Tag#Brent0717................................................$22,000 1994 Ford 700 24-ft. van truck. Tag #Brent0717.........................................$6000 1952 rockpicking truck with 12-ft. box and hoist. Tag #JackW0417..............$1500 International 160 truck with 14-ft. box and hoist. Tag #D&B0417...............$1000 1955 Chevrolet 6500 truck with box and hoist. Tag #RobertW0613 1989 Ford F600 truck (less box or tank). Tag #Paul0817............................$2500 International L160 truck with 16-ft. box and hoist, 4&2 speed transmission. Tag # #D&B0417..........................................................................................$1000 1965 GMC 4000 truck, grain tender. Tag #TL0816......................................$4500

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BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

Grizzly 3-pt. backhoe. Tag #ANF1017.........................................................$3500 2011 Marv Haugen broom. Tag #Brent0717...............................................$4000 2012 Marv Haugen 76 tiller. Tag#Brent0717...............................................$4500 2012 Marv Haugen land plane. Tag#Brent0717..........................................$3500 Cat 650H dozer/crawler. Tag#Brent0717..................................................$46,000 2015 Hitachi 50G mini excavator. Tag#Brent0717...................................$79,000 2016 New Wacker Neuson ST track skid steer loader. Tag #LarryB0617. John Deere 50 3-pt. backhoe. Tag #Dan1216.............................................$2500 Melroe 811 skidsteer mounted backhoe. Tag #KenBert0916........................ $6500 NEW!! Danuser 48” pallet fork for skidsteer loader. Tag #Hug0516..............$890 Case 850 crawler/dozer, 10-ft. dozer blade, bucket. Tag #BrokenP0117....$15,000

COMBINES

2001 Case IH 2388 combine, 2856 hours, 40-ft. 1042 draper header and 1015 pickup header with Sund pickup. Tag #Vince0817.............................$65,000 1999 Case IH 2388 combine, 2775 separator hours, 1052 25-ft. draper header. Tag #Brandon0817.............................................................................$60,000 John Deere S690 combine with only 800 hours. Has all the bells and whistles. Tag #Grant0617...............................................................................$285,000 Case IH 1680 combine, 30.5x32 tires, good feeder chain. Tag #JackW0417......... ...........................................................................................................$15,000 1997 John Deere 9600 combine, 3300 separator hours, new walkers, 930 rigid header, batt reel. Tag #Abe0916........................................................$48,000 2005 Case IH AFX8010 combine, 3016 14-ft. pickup header,14-ft. RakeUp pickup attachment and 45-ft. 2152 draper header with pickup reel. Tag #Kyle0717. 2007 Case IH 7010 combine with 36-ft. Honey Bee double sickle header, 1200 separator hours. Tag #Jess0917.

HARROWS

Aerway 18-ft. pasture harrow with drawbar. Tag #Kerry1017......................$5500 NEW!! Wessex 4x6 pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0417..............................$170 ea. 2- 6-ft. spike tooth harrow with drawbar. Tag #JackW0417......................$125 ea. 18-ft. drawbar spike tooth harrow. Tag #JackW0417......................................$600 New!! Spike tooth harrow. Tag #Hug0417......................................................$350 4- 6-ft. mounted harrow. Tag #JackW0417...............................................$100 ea. Degelman 6-ft. harrow. Tag #JackW0417......................................................$160 3-Spike tooth harrows. Tag #JackW0417.................................................$125 ea. Noble harrows. Tag #JackW0417.

SKID STEERS and MANURE SPREADERS FOR RENT

MISCELLANEOUS

Shaver HD 10 3-point mount post pounder. Tag #TedH1217......................$3500 R&L 600 grain cart, 600 bushel tank with fire retardant kit, augers are good. Tag #Randy1117.......................................................................................$13,000 1999 Royalite 30-ft. RV camper, gooseneck, slide out, sleeps 4, all self contained. Need to see to appreciate. Tag #DaveH0617.........................$17,000 Techno-Paul portable squeeze chute with AgTronic scale with 5 panels. Tag #TonyS0617. Minn-Kota high lift rock picker, hydraulic drive. Tag #JackW0417...............$1500 Tulsa 12-ft. flat bed with tail roll and winch. Tag #JackW0417.......................$750 1500 gallon fertilizer cart. Tag # #JackW0417.............................................$3500 Farmhand small bale clamp. Tag #D&B0417..............................................$1750 Snow blower for John Deere 304.................................................................$7000 John Deere HH80 hammer. Tag #Brent0717..............................................$9500 2012 John Deere drum roller. Tag #Brent0717...........................................$9000 2012 John Deere 73” sheepsfoot roller. Tag #Brent0717............................$8000 2012 Marv Haugen trencher. Tag #Brent0717............................................$5700 Pioneer roll crusher. Tag#Brent0717........................................................$27,000 NEW pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0516...................................... $199 per section 1-ton box off Chevrolet pickup. Tag #D&B0417............................................$1000 1987 Holiday Rambler 35-ft. RV, sleeps 6, has new awning, 70,000 miles. Tag #JackW0417.......................................................................................$12,000 NEW!! Danuser hydraulic post hole digger, 9” and 12” auger. Tag #Hug0416...... ............................................................................................Preseason Price 10-ft. cattle guard. Tag #Paul0817..................................................................$250 12-ft. cattle guard. Tag #Paul0817..................................................................$350 Detroit 353 diesel engine. Tag #RogerF0617. NEW Farm King rototillers available. Tag #Hug0516 Meyers ditch filler. Tag #RodC0617.............................................................$6000 Paul calf scale. Tag #TomS0617....................................................................$600 40 hp electric motor. Tag #Neal0416 Golf cart. Tag EPaul0817.............................................................................$3500 Suzuki Bergman motor scooter, 757 miles, excellent unit. Tag #Russ0617.......... ..............................................................................................................$5500 9-ft. 3-point snowblower, PTO. Tag #BobC0617...........................................$3500 1 1 /2-ft. ripper tooth for excavator. Tag #CTreb0908.........................................$350 Hydraulic kit for grain cart. Tag #RoyB0417.................................................$2000 82-ft. snow fence. Tag #Andy1117.................................................$1.50 per foot. 2-front grill guards for Ford pickups. Tag #DBK1117................................$400 ea. Westin grill guard. Tag #DBK1117................................................................$600 3-FES 3000 gallon fertilizer tanks with cone bottoms, 3” valves. Tag #DBK1117... ........................................................................................................$2200 ea.

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TRACTOR FOR SALE

Zetor 7421 2WD tractor, all syncro, 20-speed, 16.9x34 tires, 425 hours. Like new............................... $15,000 Phone (406) 581-5297

2008 Mack CHU13 Pinnacle dump truck, MP8-425E, 133,289 miles, engine brake, DPF, 13 speed, Camelback spring suspension, 12,000 lb. front, 40,000 lb. rears, 218” wheelbase, 14-ft. Ox Bodies box and plumbed for a pup........$59,500

2003 Kenworth T800W heavy haul, 18 speed, 711,000 miles, 550 hp 6NZ, 20,000 front, double power steering box, 46,000 rears, 20,000 tag axle, low boy ramps, wet kit, 60” flat top sleeper....................$52,500

1979 Cozad 60-ton lowboy trailer, 2+3+1, 23-ft. well, two necks 11-ft. and 17-ft. detachable neck, 8-ft. deck, A/R suspension, 1979 hydraulic power tower with Honda GX390 engine, 1980 Peerless booster axle....... $42,500

1981 Cozad 65-ton lowboy trailer, 2+3+1, A/R suspension, detach neck, non-ground bearing, 22-ft. x 9-ft. deck, 2 axle Jeep and single axle booster..................................................................................................... $42,500

1990 Trail King 48-ft. hydraulic folding beavertail, winch, air ride suspension................................................................................................. $17,500

##### Alaska A person cannot get drunk in a bar and remain on the premises. (Kind of defeats the purpose of a bar, doesn’t it?) The statute states an intoxicated person may not “knowingly” enter or camp out where alcohol is sold — so maybe if you’re inebriated enough, you can get away with it. ##### Arizona No one can feed garbage to pigs without first obtaining a permit, which requires annual renewal. You can, however, swap out the trough for a waste basket if the swine are raised for your own consumption. ##### Arkansas A pinball machine can’t give more than 25 free games to a player who continues to win. Some restaurant-gaming chains — like Chuck E. Cheese — are exempt from certain anti-gambling statutes because they award free games, toys, and novelties that don’t constitute an exchange of “valuable things.” ##### California A frog that dies during a frog-jumping contest can’t be eaten.

2010 Freightliner Centruy CST10 13 speed, 12,000 lb. front. 40,000 lb. rears, DD15, 430 hp............$11,500

Many other construction trucks & trailers available

Chic Harbine Sales 8360 Hwy 10 W. Missoula, Montana

406-549-1047 or 207-1946

Check out our website: www.chicharbineequipment.com

Swine researchers find new benefits to feeding fatty acids

By K-State Research and Extension News Kansas State University researchers say a recently-completed study has strong implications for improving swine production in the United States. The university had previously found that adding medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) to swine feed provided a layer of protection against the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), a disease that claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014. Medium chain fatty acids are a category of fatty acids known for being easily absorbed by a human body, and many are considered necessary fats that humans need for living well. Now K-State scientists have found that those same medium chain fatty acids also have a positive impact on the feed efficiency and growth of pigs. “The impact of these findings should be substantial because now the industry can use a single feed additive that can act to minimize the risk of virus transmission as well as improve animal performance,” said Jason Woodworth, an associate professor in the department of animal sciences and industry. Jordan Gebhardt, a doctoral student who conducted the 35-day trial at the K-State Segregated Early Weaning facility in Manhattan, found increases in average daily gain, feed intake and feed efficiency when feeding increasing levels of medium chain fatty acid blends to the pigs. “These results are an important step in the process of developing and implementing this technology to benefit the swine industry,” he said. “Previous research has indicated the value of MCFA at reducing the risk of disease transmission within swine feed and feed mills, and the current study confirms there is additional value by improving growth performance.” Woodworth noted that the results are “appealing considering the trial was conducted in our higher health status university research facilities. We assume this will translate into significant opportunities when utilized in commercial swine facilities as well.” In the study, researchers added synthetic grade fatty acids, which are not readily available to swine producers. Their next challenge is to duplicate these results using commerciallyavailable fatty acids. “One of the key steps is developing a source of the compounds that can be produced in large volumes that consists of a favorable profile of specific fatty acids that is also cost effective,” Gebhardt said. “Developing and validating such products in commercial-scale swine operations is an important future step in the research process and is needed before the industry will adopt the technology.” Woodworth added that K-State researchers are testing medium chain fatty acids against other viruses, bacteria and pathogens to identify the most effective and economical blends to use in feed. “We need to collect more information to define how MCFA impacts growth performance of other phases of production in addition to nursery pigs,” he said. “Ultimately all of this information will be used as the foundation for commercial feed and ingredient companies to provide options to the commercial swine industry that will have a high chance of successfully increasing producer profitability.” Medium chain fatty acids are also showing some promise in terms of an alternative to feeding antibiotics. “It is also interesting to imagine the possibilities that MCFA may bring to the swine industry considering the momentum to reduce or eliminate feed grade antibiotics,” Woodworth said. “MCFA could easily be one of the options that swine producers can use to improve performance in the absence of feed grade antibiotics.” In addition to swine production, Woodworth said the university is involved in helping to find opportunities for feeding medium chain fatty acids in other animal species. ##### Alabama Alabama residents commit unlawful bear exploitation if they purchase, possess, or train a bear for the purpose of bear wrestling. It’s a Class B felony, punishable by a fine, confiscation of the bear, and restitution to a humane society for animals. ##### When the Wyoming Territory was organized in 1869, Wyoming women became the first in the nation to obtain the right to vote.


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Call Jim Filipowicz 1 800-334-5964

New 12” - 48” Steel Culvert (8) 2 left Hobart meat saws

New 12” - 30” Poly Culvert (2) Hobart M802 dough mixers 80 qt. capacity

LAND ROLLER PIPE 60” & 42” Heavy Wall

WE SELL NEW & USED

Tubing • Pipe • Angle Iron • Plate

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

Patty-O-Matic

(406) 761-4848

After Hours (406) 791-6712

Fax (406) 791-6708

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

USEABLE SALVAGE DIVISION • Limited Quantities

✗✗✗ Fencing Supplies ✗✗✗ Round Tubing Great for corrals

11/4”, 11/2”, 13/4” & 17/8” O.D.

20-ft. & 24-ft. lengths

Chicago Heights Steel Fence Posts – All made in America

51/2’ & 6’ T1.33#

BLACK PIPE

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

Various sizes available – CALL

Used 3 7 2 /8”, 2 /8”, 31/2” & 41/2” drill pipe

Call for pricing

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

Culvert Grade Pipe 22” & 24” - $15.00/ft. NEW Rebar

2 Galvanized Steel 86-ft. Light Poles

Used Electric Motors & Boxes We Buy Old Farm Tractors

$500each

NEW STEEL plate Call Joe, Adam, or Fred

Sand & Slag Abrasives

CATTLE GUARDS

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

Round steel post caps 31/2” & 27/8”

New Red Brand and CF&I Class I Barb Wire ] Sucker Rod Hangers ] 16.5 CAL tie wire $4.95/Roll

NEW! SURPLUS STEEL TUBING

& beams IN STOCK

3/8” & 1/2” - 20-ft. lengths

and Combines

Used 5-ft. Guard Rail Posts

8”x4”x5/16”sq., & 6”x2”x1/4”sq. More Sizes Coming In. CALL!

12” Standard Black & Galvanized Guard Rails

13-ft. 6” and 26-ft. Lengths Available

Now Buying

Automotive & Heavy Industrial Batteries

• Stainless Steel Sheets • Flat Bar • Pipe, Fittings

IN STOCK

RAILROAD FLAT CARS

Cincinnati 6S12 Shear

For Bridges

TANK CARS

For Non Potable Water Storage

HOPPER BOTTOM CARS Great for grain storage

#2 Railroad ties - $1000 each

FOR SCRAP

#1 Railroad ties - $16 each

Leather Gloves

In Stock

3/4” capacity

NEW 20-ft. Containers

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

WE BUY COPPER • BRASS • ALUMINUM • IRON 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

1-800-334-5964

Overseas Flats - 8’x40’ Great for bridges

GALVANIZED STEEL GUARDRAIL POSTS - CALL


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Our Advertising Deadline for the March issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be February 28. Phone us at (406) 271-5533

RYDELLE ENTERPRISES LLC 406-288-3883

Marion L. Jones – 406-544-4766, cell

##### Colorado You have to get a permit to modify the weather. Weather modification is not only possible, but it’s actually a lucrative business. ##### Connecticut In Connecticut, letting other people copy your academic work isn’t just a no-no in school — it’s also illegal. The general statutes explicitly prohibit selling a term paper, essay, dissertation, etc. at any education facility supervised by the state. ##### Delaware It’s a Class B misdemeanor to sell, barter, or offer the fur of a domestic dog or cat. Any products made in whole or in part from the hair, say a coat of 101 Dalmatians, also result in a fine of $2,500 and a ban on owning a dog or cat for 15 years after conviction. ##### Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ##### Words that soak into your ears are whispered... not yelled.

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

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

We are now a AG Parts Ltd distributor!! 12 - 4x8 fiberglass heated compost bins and/or worm farm.

Tempe 26-ft. van body, roll up rear door, heavy built, needs side door.

$2000

$500 per bin with lower liquid bins and stands. Will sell per or as a whole. Will consider possible trades. New Isuzu 2.2 stationary engine complete with mounting, wiring, and computer. 40.2 hp at 1800 RPM constant. 48.3 hp at 2400 RPM variable and weight approximately 480 lbs...... $4500

5 sets of semi trailer axles IN STOCK!!

1994 Dump Truck with 435 hp Cat, 50,000 miles since rebuild

DIESEL ENGINES In Stock

4 Cat 4 Cummins 4 Detroit

4 Isuzu

Massey-Ferguson 4840 Just in for parts.

4 Volvo

16.00R20 tires

Dorman Dealer Large selection of car and truck lights, mirrors, and door handles.

John Deere 644C for parts Ford 4000 for parts; bad transmission

We have a LARGE SELECTION of automotive transmissions and transfer cases!

Large selection of USED TIRES & WHEELS from 12 - 24.5’s *Inventory changing daily 9-ft. flatbed with tool boxes.

2009 John Deere 568 baler for parts

Wanted Old Motorcycles and Racing Parts & Memorabilia.

Old flat track race posters.

John Deere 8820 combine, for parts

2000 New Holland BR7090 and 2002 Case International RBX561

Does your stomach ever interrupt your work?

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Oh, no, I thought to myself. My stomach was going to growl loudly enough to interrupt a meeting. This is more than a little embarrassing, especially among casual acquaintances. I usually grab a small snack before I go to a 10 a.m. meeting, but I answered a phone call. I grabbed a water bottle and dashed to the meeting with about a minute to spare. I took a big gulp of water, but my stomach knows when I am trying to trick it with noncaloric beverages. It wanted food. Now, incessant gurgling was forthcoming. I looked up sheepishly as I pretended to take notes. Then I heard a nearby stomach grumble sympathetically. Next time, I will bring granola bars for everyone. Does your stomach ever talk to you? Maybe you feel a little hunger pang as it politely sends the message, “Please send a little food this way.” If you ignore the hint, the rumble may grow louder and eventually it may yell, “Feed me right now!” If you wait too long, you might get a headache or even feel “hangry” (hungry-angry). Perhaps you skipped breakfast and your stomach starts scolding you midmorning. When our stomachs are running on empty, we may feel tired and unable to focus on our tasks. Our brain doesn’t function well without nourishment. Refueling your body and brain has many benefits for people of all ages. Eating “something” is better than eating nothing. However, researchers have found that certain foods keep us energized longer. Perhaps your mom or dad insisted that you eat your oatmeal when you were a child. As we learn with age, parents usually are right. Several studies back up the idea of enjoying more oatmeal. Researchers studied the role of breakfast composition on the ability of children to learn and pay attention, according to a study published in the Journal of Physiology and Behavior. For three weeks, 30 children ages 9 to 11 had no breakfast or had ready-to-eat (low-fiber) cereal or oatmeal. The children completed a variety of tests that assessed their ability to listen, think and remember. In general, the children who had oatmeal had improved memory and better listening skills. Oatmeal is higher in protein and fiber content than many ready-to-eat cereals, providing a more sustained release of energy throughout the morning. If you add some fiber-rich fruit and yogurt to the oatmeal, you are improving the nutrition even more. Many studies have shown that eating breakfast improves nutrition. Researchers have reported that children who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their needs for calcium, iron, riboflavin, folic acid, iron, vitamins A and D, and other nutrients. In fact, breakfast eaters tend to eat more healthfully all day. Breakfast skippers usually don’t make up for the nutrients they missed at breakfast, but they often more than make up for the 300 calories they skipped. Enjoy some protein, such as an egg or peanut butter, to keep you feeling full longer. Eating a healthful breakfast can help you meet your fruit and fiber recommendations. A fiber-rich diet can help lower blood cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Most people shortchange themselves of the 25 or more grams of fiber recommended daily. Fuel yourself with a fiber-rich bowl of whole-grain cereal, such as oatmeal, topped with banana or strawberry slices. Some researchers have reported that breakfast may prompt a longer life. In one study, people who lived to be 100 or older were more likely to report eating breakfast. Fuel your body and brain with nourishing food every morning. Add variety to your diet by choosing foods from three or four different food groups, such as a grain, meat, fruit and milk. Have some protein. Research shows that people who eat a protein-containing breakfast perform better on tests involving thinking and concentration. For example, having a glass of milk, container of yogurt, piece of cheese, peanut butter on your toast or a hard-cooked egg all will add protein. Choose cereal wisely. When shopping, look high on the shelves instead of at eye level or lower, where the kids cereals often are placed. Read the Nutrition Facts labels carefully. Compare fiber, sugar content, vitamins and minerals. Choose whole-grain cereals and whole-grain breads more often. To select whole-grain foods, check the first couple of CONTINUED ON PAGE B9


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items on the ingredient list. For example, look for oatmeal, whole wheat or whole grain. Look for a health claim on the package. I need to eat a little more for breakfast or take part of it to work with me for sustained energy throughout the morning. Here are some sample breakfast menus: • Oatmeal with raisins and low-fat milk or yogurt • Whole-grain cereal with sliced bananas and milk • Peanut butter on whole-wheat toast, apple slices and low-fat milk • Mini pizzas made with English muffins, pizza sauce, cheese, Canadian bacon or other toppings and orange juice • Scrambled eggs, whole-wheat toast, orange slices and low-fat milk • Leftover pizza, sliced cantaloupe and low-fat milk • Scrambled eggs with salsa wrapped in tortillas, sliced peaches and low-fat milk Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/food and click on “Recipes,” then “Breakfast,” for a variety of breakfast recipes to try. ##### Number of Farms in Montana: 29,800 Average Farm Size: 2,040 Total Farmland: 61.3 million acres.

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Meyer pull-type ditcher with extensions...................$1200 DuAl 100 loader, fits utility tractor............................$1200 Wagner loader, fits Ford 8N.......................................$250 Feterl 7”x41-ft. PTO auger with spider.......................$250 Feterl 7”x46-ft. PTO auger.........................................$250 1984 International 5000 swather, 14-ft. auger head, 19.5-ft. draper with pickup reel.............................$7500 International 810 30-ft. combine header.................$2000 Phone 406-870-9003

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WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!!!

Just go to www.tradersdispatch.com and see an online version of each month’s publication. You can search through the online pages using the magnifying glass and entering a key word. You can also find a subscription form, information about advertising, and more! Our new site is mobile friendly, so you can view it on any device anytime.

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SPRAYER FOR SALE

2011 Apache 1020 self propelled sprayer, 1000 gallon, 120” fixed axle, 6 speed powershift, Cummins, 100-ft. booms with 5 section control, 3-way T-Jet nozzles, 380/90 R 46 & 380/80 R 38 tires, Raven Envisio Pro monitor, Auto Boom, Accu Boom, Smart Trax Auto Steer, Prescription $ 122,000 Top Dress Ready, 1450 hours, $ farmer owned, shedded, charcoal cab air filter.............. Reduced to

1-406-460-5502 Text or Call, Chester, Montana

129,500

RYDELLE ENTERPRISES LLC 406-288-3883 Marion L. Jones – 406-544-4766, cell

83,000 bushels storage at Lewiston, ID

• Sale and erection of Brock grain storage • Sale and erection of grain legs, conveyors, and towers by Schlagel • Complete millwright and concrete service • Bin roof repairs or replacement • Projects completed in Montana, Idaho and Washington


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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

Parts - After Hours Emergency 450-3227

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

LOADER TRACTORS INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE

Hold-over New Holland Big Baler 340 Hold-over New Holland T6.155 with loader Hold-over New Holland Powerstar T4.75 with loader Hold-over New Holland P2060 air drill with air cart Flexi-Coil 5500 fold back drill

Call Big Sky for all your

Hold-over specials on New Holland loader tractors. T6.155 with loader. T4.75, ROPS with loader.

snow blower needs. Tractor loader mount, 3-pt. hitch mount and skid steer mount

Extra savings available when paired with a New Holland hay tool!

Now Scheduling Winter Inspections!

Flexi-Coil 5500 fold back drill, 70ft., 12” spacing, 4.5” steel press wheels, 4350 tow between tank. Very nice condition. Let’s Deal!......... Was $109,900.....HUGE SAVINGS!............ .......................................................$89,900 Huge Discounts available on Hold-Over New Holland P2060 air drill with P1060 cart, 70-ft., 12” spacing..................... Call for Pricing

Combines, sprayers, round balers, loader tractors. Inspection includes multi-point inspection, quality check of fluids and standard operation check. Call 800-332-7541

SPECIAL OFFER: FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY

on all header repairs for combine and swather machines within 60 miles of Conrad, MT. To inquire or schedule please contact Corey at 800-332-7541

SKID STEER LOADERS

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.

GREAT VALUE ON ALL DRILLS IN STOCK

2015 Morris 9450 air cart, tow between, mechanical drive, dual fan. Like new.... ........Let’s Deal

Ezee-On 7400 40-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 160 bushel cart, ground driven fan. Very good condition..................................Just Traded


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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

ll new able on a ck il a v a s g savin s in sto Fantastic Apache sprayer and used

Parts - After Hours Emergency 450-3227

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

APACHE SPRAYERS USED COMBINES

2012 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, Top-Con X20 with RTK, Auto-Steer, Auto-Boom, 100-ft. booms, 5 section control....................$159,900 2011 Apache 1020 self-propelled, 1000 gallon tank, 100-ft. booms, Power Glide boom control, Envision Raven Monitor, AccuBoom, Smart Trax auto steer, nice condition.......Just Traded

New Holland TR75, Ford engine, hydro drive, good rubber, 960 22-ft. header with batt reel. Good machine for only......................$16,995 2011 Case IH 7088 combine, rock trap, AFX rotor, internal chopper.................Just Traded

2011 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, 42 inch crop clearance, 100-ft. boom, 5 ball valves, Raven Envizio monitor with Autosteer, Auto Boom and AccuBoom, inductor........ $156,500

SPRAYERS

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 Hesston 8100 self-propelled windrower, 14-ft. Flexi-Coil S67XL suspended boom, 1600 galhay head, 25-ft. draper header...Just Traded lon tank, 90-ft. booms, windscreens, lug tire, John Deere 946 mower conditioner, 13.5-ft. cut, Flextrol Auto Rate, foam marker, rinse tank... flail conditioner.............. Excellent Condition . . ........................................Now only $19,900 New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine$11,900 2005 Flexi-Coil S67XL suspended, 1600 galNew Holland 688 round baler, net/twine$11,900 lon, 90-ft. booms, windscreens, Auto Rate, New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine$11,900 SP655 controller................................$19,900 2009 Case IH RB564 round baler, net/twine. Good condition.............................Let’s Deal! 2007 Brandt SB4000 suspended boom, 1600 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, 5 section, single 2008 Case IH RB564 round baler, twine............ nozzle bodies, wind cones, Trimble Field IQ.. .......................................................Let’s Deal ...........................................................$19,900 Vermeer R23 hydraulic driven rake. Good condition.....................................................$7995 Swather transport trailer, sideways pull style... $5250

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

TRACTORS

2010 Case IH 7120 combine, yield and moisture, rock traps, duals, leather seat. Very nice condition...................................................Call Us Case IH 7120 combine, rock trap, 24-ft. unloading auger. Nice machine.....................Call Us Case IH 1680 combine, rock trap...Just Traded Case IH 1480 combine with 810 24-ft. header... ...........................................................$12,500

2009 John Deere 9870STS, well equipped, 2014 640D draper header. Very good condition. Rental. Reduced...............................Call Us

NEW & USED HEADERS

MacDon D60 45-ft. draper header with pickup reel, transport. Let’s Deal!............................. .......................Was $72,500.....NOW $67,900 2011 Honey Bee SP36 36-ft. draper header, good condition............................Just Traded 2007 New Holland 94C 36-ft. draper header, dual knife, pickup reel, transport........$39,900 Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel, oil-bath wobble drive.................................. Let’s Deal Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel, oil-bath wobble drive...............................Just Traded 2014 John Deere 640D draper header. Rental. Reduced................................................. Call Case IH 1015 pickup header............. Let’s Deal 1996 Case IH 9370 tractor, powershift transmis- Case IH 1015 pickup header............. Let’s Deal sion. Very clean tractor......................$67,500 Case IH 1015 pickup header, Swathmaster atSteiger 9150 4WD, L10 Cummins 300 hp, 12 tachment............................................$10,900 speed powershift, 4 remotes, 520/85R38 du- 1995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory als @ 85%, recent reman front & rear axles. attachment............................................$8995 Includes EZ-Guide 250 with EZ-Steer. Good Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory atcondition....................................Was $49,900 tachment...............................................$6500 ...........Then $42,900.....NOW ONLY $39,900 1979 Versatile 875 tractor, 4 remotes, 20.8x38 dual tires @ 70%, 7417 hours. Engine overhauled at 5741 hours.........................$18,900 Compare to new at close to $100,000 2005 Trail-Eze 80HT drop deck equipment trailer with 2-stage hydraulic tail, 80,000 lb GVW, triple axle, hydraulic winch, slide outs widen John Deere 1600 chisel plow, 35-ft., set up with to 13-ft., good rubber.................Was $52,500 liquid fertilizer kit...................................$4995 .................................................. Now $49,900

TRAILER

Case IH 1015-12 pickup header..............$4900 International 810 13-ft. pickup header, Rake-up raking pickup. Very little use.................$8995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header with Sund attachment............................................$2995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header less attachment...............................................$1495 Massey 1859 13-ft. pickup head less attachment........................................................$995 MacDon R85 16-ft. rotary header, steel conditioner, reconditioned...................... Let’s Deal New Holland 2314 hay header, sickle rubber conditioner..................................Just Traded New Holland 2330BF header adapter, fits most New Holland bidirectional tractors........$3995

BALE PROCESSORS

MISC. EQUIPMENT

Big Sky Equipment is looking for a service tech to add to our team. Skills should include knowledge in modern hydraulic and electrical systems, as well as general farm equipment repair. We offer a modern shop, excellent service vehicles, and equipment, plus very competitive wages, and benefits. Call or stop by to discuss a possible career with Big Sky Equipment Co.

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


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website at www.tradersdispatch.com! Also, our email address has changed!!!

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##### A kindergarten class was on an outing to the local police station. As an officer was showing them around the department, one kid spotted a bulletin board with the pictures of the ten most-wanted criminals. He raise his hand and asked the officer if those were real photos of the bad guys. “Yes, they are, son,” the officer replied. “Well,” responded the boy, “why didn’t you just handcuff ‘em after you took their picture?” ##### Dad decides to surprise his kids with the puppy they’ve been begging for. He walks into the pet store and asks if they have any pups going cheap. “Nope,” says the clerk, “all ours go ‘arf, arf.’” ##### Just as two fleas were walking out of a theater, it started to rain hard. “Shall we run for it?” asked one flea. “No, we’d better take a dog,” said the other. ##### Moon...A perpetual nightlight

NEW EQUIPMENT

Wallenstein GX720 3-pt. backhoe with 92” dig depth. .....................................................................$7900 Tarter 5-ft. rototiller, NEW..................................$2099 NEW Tytan 6” hydraulic wood chipper, 3-pt., PTO..$3199 DCT 30-ft. tandem gooseneck trailer with BT.....$9000 DCT 28-ft. tandem gooseneck trailer with BT.....$8800 Sure-Trac 7x14 dump trailer, 14,000 lb.............$6950 4000 lb. Skid Steer forks.....................................$675 Brand New 5-ft. box blades.................................$650 New 6-ft. gear driven rototiller............................$2350

5 YEAR Standard Warranty MT125 25 hp, 4x4, loader......$13,600 with backhoe...................... + $4000 LS P7040 CPS MFWD tractor, 97 hp, cab, power shuttle, SL loader. Last of the Tier 3 tractors in this series!... $8193 annual payment OAC LS XU6168CPS MFWD tractor, 68 hp, cab, shuttle, SL loader............ ...... $5141 annual payment OAC LS XG3140H hydro, loader.............. $268 monthly payment OAC

LS Prices to low too advertise!! Special Discount!!

LS XR4150HC 50 hp, hydro, cab, loader......$411/month OAC

USED EQUIPMENT

International Farmall 656 hydraulic gas w/loader & grapple, clean...............................................$6995 John Deere 4040 cab, loader, HFWA....... Coming In 1995 Ford Explorer 212,000 miles, 5 speed manual, new clutch, excellent condition............. $1995 obo TYM 503 tractor, 50 hp, loader, 810 hours, excellent condition....................................................$24,000 TYM 40 hp, 4WD w/loader.............................$15,995 Case 970 tractor, grapple, loader, good tires, recent overhaul........................................................$8599 John Deere 4020 diesel, cab with loader and grapple, Powershift..............................................$9995 King chipper, 6” hydraulic feed, PTO, 3-pt.........$3195 Wide round bale carrier mounts, on 21-ft. flatbed.$1500 Mounts for Ezee-On loader, fits John Deere 4020.$750

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Equine Gastric Ulcers: Diet and management interventions

Written by Kaitlyn Garman and Ian Hauffe under the direction and review of Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian, SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Deparment and Cody Wright, Professor, SDSU Department of Animal Sciences. Gastric ulcers are sores that occur inside the stomach when its lining has become damaged. Horses are subject to ulcers due to their compound stomach. These ulcers can become life-threatening if not managed or treated. While short-term interventions for gastric ulcers such as medication are available, managing the horse’s diet, along with other management strategies, is key to reducing the long-term risk of ulcers. Ulcers Horses of various ages and breeds are susceptible to equine gastric ulcer syndrome. Horses commonly experience two different types of ulcers: squamous ulcers and glandular ulcers. Squamous ulcers are thought to be caused by exposure to stomach acids such as hydrochloric acid, lactic acids, and volatile fatty acids. These acids are secreted in response to various factors such as the size and nature of a meal along with the acidity or alkalinity of the stomach pH (intragastric pH). The horse’s intragastric pH can be affected by nutritional components such as alfalfa hay and grain which are higher in pH than brome grass hay which have a significantly lower pH. When a low-pH environment is exposed to acids, sodium transport is impaired in the stomach lining cells, which results in cell swelling and over time squamous ulcer formation. In contrast, glandular ulcers are thought to be caused by a breakdown in the normal stomach lining defense mechanisms, including mucus, bicarbonate, and blood supply. Risk Factors Horses that undergo strenuous or prolonged exercise, such as performance horses and race horses, are at a higher risk of developing both squamous ulcers and glandular ulcers. It’s believed this higher risk is due to the common practice of taking performance horses off feed before exercise. This results in a lower stomach volume, which in turn drops the stomach pH. Horses housed in stalls are also at higher risk of developing ulcers, as factors such as feeding practices and stress may contribute to ulcer formation. Horses allowed to graze in a pasture or eat as they please are at a lower risk of developing squamous ulcers. This is because grazing provides a continuous flow of saliva and ingesta that can buffer stomach acids. Nutritional risk factors associated with the development of squamous ulcers include the size and composition of starch in non-forage supplementation, as found in high starch-low forage diets. Forage type (alfalfa vs. brome grass hay) can also influence ulcer formation due to effects on stomach pH. Lastly, particle size is also associated with ulcer formation: feeding finely ground pellets increases the ulcer risk compared to feeding larger pellets. Signs/Diagnosis Poor performance is one common sign of equine gastric ulcer syndrome. Other signs associated with ulcers include poor hair coat, picky eating, and colic. Nonetheless, some horses may not show signs associated with ulcers, and some signs may be obscure and easily missed. Presumptive diagnosis of equine gastric ulcer syndrome requires a physical examination and a positive response to antiulcer treatments, but a conclusive diagnosis requires a gastroscopic examination. Management The most common management practice to reduce the severity and risk of gastric ulcers is pharmacological therapy, which increases stomach pH by suppressing hydrochloric acid. Reducing exercise intensity and increasing pasture turnout may help decrease ulcer development. In addition, dietary modifications such as feeding feeds with larger particle size, lower starch concentration, and reevaluating forage type should be considered. If acid suppression therapy and dietary modifications are not effective, antibiotic therapy may be considered. Dietary Regimen One dietary practice that may reduce ulcer formation is to feed a forage-based diet ad libitum. These diets should consist of alfalfa hay or quality grass hay in addition to the feeding of balanced rations. Additionally, stalled horses should be fed three or four smaller meals per day that include less grain and nonstructural carbohydrate feeds. Dietary supplements are also available for treatment of gastric ulcers, CONTINUED ON PAGE B14


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NEW STOCK & HORSE TRAILERS

New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 sliding center gates, full bull package, 14-ply tires.......................................................................................................$11,595 New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailers with sliding center gate. 14-ply tires. Bull Package...........................................................................................................$10,595

NEW GOOSENECK TILT TRAILERS

(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 Hillsboro 23.5-ft. partial tilt.....................................$7595

New Circle D 24-ft. stock trailer, 8K axles, 14 ply tires, 2 sliding center gates, full bull package ..........................................................................................................$12,795 New Hillsboro aluminum 6.8-ft. x 20-ft., 1 sliding center gate............................$15,995

G ll steel flatbeds New Circle D pickup flatbeds

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 Hillsboro 21.5-ft. partial tilt.....................................$6595

NEW DUMP TRAILERS

New Diamond C 14-ft. gooseneck........................$9495 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull with tarp........$8495 New Diamond C 12-ft.x77” bumper pull with 5200 lb. axles..................................................................$5995 New Travalong 16-ft. gooseneck, triple axle......$13,000 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck.......................$10,895 New Travalong 14-ft. bumper pull.........................$9895

New LOOK Enclosed Trailers Excellent Selection On Hand

LOTS OF NEW BUMPER PULL UTILITY TRAILERS 5-ft. x 8-ft. to 83” x 14-ft. Prices Range from $1425 - $2295

Circle D flatbeds, gooseneck hitch plate, lights, headache rack, rear skirt. Black 7x7..................................................................$1450 71/2x81/2...........................................................$1450 71/2x9..............................................................$1520 8x9..................................................................$1850 8x11................................................................$2150

Your Local HydraBed Dealer PRONGHORN UTILITY Stop in or call for more info.

IN STOCK NOW!!!

NEW HEAVY DUTY FLATBED TRAILERS

Diamond C 32-ft. tandem dual, 2 piece with folding beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, bridged frame, torque tube.... . .......................................................................$11,895 Circle D 31-ft. (3) 7,000 lb./6 torsion axle, 3 piece folding beavertail, chain basket, dual jacks....................$9695 Diamond C 30-ft. (3) 7,000 lb. spring axle, 2 piece beavertail, bridged frame, tool box, dual jacks.........$9895 Circle D 29-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket.......................................................$9995 Diamond C 28-ft. tandem dual, 2 piece beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, bridged frame..........................$10,595 Circle D 27-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket.......................................................$9695 Circle D 25-ft. (2) 7,000 lb. torsion axles, dual jacks, chain basket, 3 piece beavertail...................................$7595

TURNOVER BALL A hitch when you need it... A level bed when you don’t

COMPANION™ 5th WHEEL RV HITCH

Mounts to rails bolted under the bed, or attaches easily to B&W’s turnover ball gooseneck hitch. Easy adjustment of height & lateral positions.

New Diamond C car haulers

3500, 5200 & 7000# axles 16-ft. 18-ft. & 20-ft. IN STOCK

Large Trailer Parts Inventory

Axles • Springs • Lights Fenders • Straps Tie-downs • Jacks Bearings & seals • Etc.

$1200 NEW

3-point Bale Unroller

Includes cylinder and hoses.

MISCELLANEOUS USED EQUIPMENT

USED SEMI TRAILERS 1992 Wilray heavy duty flatbed trailer, 45,000 lb. GVW, 24-ft. beavertail.....................................$8500 1994 Load King 43-ft. triple axle belly dump................ $19,000 2007 Fontaine 48-ft. step deck.. ............................... $19,500

1971 King 5-ft.x16-ft. stock trailer .................................... $1500

2015 Sundowner 3-horse slant with living quarters, never used. New: $28,995 ............. NOW: ...................... $19,995

2012 Sportclub 14-ft. utility trailer........................ $1000

Ponderosa 6-ft.x16-ft. bumper pull ............................. $2000

2007 ABU 22-ft. flatbed with 5-ft. beavertail and 2-10,000 lb. axles. 2006 Wilson 8.5-ft. x 53-ft. drop ..........................................$5900 deck trailers................. $19,995

2013 Utility 6-ft.x8-ft. trailer... $900 1996 Featherlite aluminum 3-horse slant w/walk-in compartment, LIKE NEW, one owner, original tires, been shedded ....... $9750

2003 Ranco 40-ft. double gate, 2014 Kaufman tandem dual, 18ft. with 5-ft. beavertail, electric bottom dump trailer.............. brakes, 10,000 lb. axle.... $6500 ............................... $17,500

Give us a call about any of our trailers or let us find what you need!

2 horse bumper pull ..............$1400

Triple T Sales

1979 Ford LN9000 20-ft. aluminum grain box, and hoist, Detroit 9 speed...........................$15,000

2012 Ford F350 105,000 miles, diesel, ext.cab, new HydraBed w/electric controls....................... $36,995

Donohue 16-ft. 7x16 goosneck stocktrailer ................. $3500

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

1991 Load King 20-ton equipment trailer, 19-ft. with 5-ft. beavertail..... .............................................$6995

Contact Dave Taylor: 406-357-2166

2016 Diamond C HD 20-ft. skid steer trailer, like new.... ..................................$4500

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

Chinook, MT

Home Phone - 406-357-2162 Highway 2 West, Chinook, MT 1/2 miles west of Chinook

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

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Foreign persons must report U.S. agricultural land holdings

U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Montana reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security interest, including leaseholds of 10 years or more, in agricultural land in the United States is required by law to report the transaction no later than 90 calendar days after the date of the transaction. Foreign investors must file an FSA-153 “Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) Report” with the FSA county office in the county where the land is located. Failure to file a report, filing a late report or filing an inaccurate report, can result in a penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land.

For AFIDA purposes, agricultural land is defined as any land used for farming, ranching or timber production, if the tracts total 10 acres or more. Disclosure reports are also required when there are changes in land use. For example, reports are required when land use changes from nonagricultural to agricultural or from agricultural to nonagricultural. Foreign investors must also file a report when there is a change in the status of ownership such as the owner changes from foreign to nonforeign, from non-foreign to foreign or from foreign to foreign. Data gained from these disclosures is used to prepare an annual report to the President and Congress concerning the effect of such holdings upon family farms and rural communities in the United States. For more information regarding AFIDA and FSA programs, contact your local FSA office at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt or visit the USDA Web site at http://www.usda.gov.

##### Buffalo in the wild can still be viewed at the National Bison Range in Moiese, south of Flathead Lake and west of the Mission Mountains.

##### Washington’s highest dollar crop is apples. This state produces 57% of all the apples in the nation at a farmgate value of $1.75 billion.

Equine Gastric Ulcers: Diet and management interventions CONTINUED FROM PAGE B12

however, many of these products have not been tested on horses. Some examples include sea buckthorn berry extract as well as oils such as corn oil and rice bran oil. Summary Nutritional management and diet play a large role in the formation and maintenance of gastric ulcers. To reduce the risk of ulcers, horse owners should provide a diet that is high in forages and feed ad libitum. This can be achieved by implementing pasture turnout, increasing the amount of forage, and reducing the amount of grain. Medical management may be required for horses that do not respond to management and dietary modifications. Diet and nutritional management, however, are keys to reducing the risk and recurrence of this important aspect of a horse’s health.

Pistol Patent Day

When : Always February 25th “Shoot! I don’t have a Pistol Patent.” If this thought is going through your mind right now, then this day is for you. You should aim to get a patent today. In order to get a pistol patent, you must have a new design for a pistol. I’m sure you can whip one up in short order and lay down the permit application fees and such, right? If not, how can you participate in this day? .... we offer no answer to this question. Did you Know? Samuel Colt invented the revolver, a pistol with multiple chambers for bullets. He patented it in Europe in 1835, and in the United States in 1836. ##### Eating grapes improves the brain’s ability to process new information and thus enhances your intelligence. ##### Ten best places to get free Wi-Fi: McDonald’s, Starbucks, Panera Bread, The Apple Store, your local museum, Staples, Courtyard Marriott, Barnes & Noble, Office Depot, and your local library. ##### North Dakota weather can be extreme! The state’s highest temperature reading – 121oF – and all-time low reading – 60oF below zero – were recorded less than six months apart in the same year, 1936! ##### South Dakota wineries have produced over 2.3 million bottles of wine since 1997.


Efforts prompt Educator of the Year Award

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By University of Wyoming Extension Cultural Foods project committee; is planning a Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) educagardening project in partnership with the Easttor Kelly Pingree has been recognized with the program’s Educator of the Year Award. ern Shoshone 477 Program; and has helped with Pingree, who serves the Wind River Indian a number of policy, system and environmental Reservation, received the honor in December changes at the Warm Valley Senior Center. during the University of Wyoming Extension’s CNP is funded through the Supplemental training conference on the Laramie campus. Nutrition Assistance Program Education and CNP Director Mindy Meuli says Pingree’s the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program had 79 graduates and a 44 percent inProgram. It is a free, income-qualifying, cookcrease in participant physical activity last year. ing and nutrition education program through The CNP curriculum has 17 hands-on lessons. UW Extension that helps residents eat better Meuli says Pingree serves on the Shoshone for less money.

The deadline for advertising for the March issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be February 28th.

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Meyer pull-type ditcher with extensions...................$1200 DuAl 100 loader, fits utility tractor............................$1200 Wagner loader, fits Ford 8N.......................................$250 Feterl 7”x41-ft. PTO auger with spider.......................$250 Feterl 7”x46-ft. PTO auger.........................................$250 1984 International 5000 swather, 14-ft. auger head, 19.5-ft. draper with pickup reel.............................$7500 International 810 30-ft. combine header.................$2000 Phone 406-870-9003

THE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO RUN YOUR FARM! New Harvest Equipment In Stock

New Skidsteer Loaders

Case IH 8240 Combine Case IH 3152 40' Header

Case SV280 Cab, air, heat

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

Used Skidsteer Loaders

Case IH TR270 skidsteer, new tracks, 958 hours................. Call

New Skidsteer Attachments In Stock

Danuser Pallet Forks - 48”, 4000 lb. Danuser Hydraulic Post Hole Digger & Augers Danuser T3 Hydraulic Post Drivers Snowblowers, Snow Buckets In Stock New Grasshopper Mowers

New Miscellaneous

Haybuster 2650 bale processor with hydraulic chute Schulte FX 1200 batwing mower CASE IH WD1504 WINDROWER Rem VRX grain vacs PUMA 185

Used Miscellaneous:

Farmhand 25’ mulcher ... $9,500

In Stock Equipment New New Haying Equipment In Stock Farmall 120AWheel IH Case • Farmall 130A IH Case 12, 14 & 16-Wheel H&S High Capacity Rakes (2) ProAg 1400 Hayhiker, 14-Bale Movers Case IH 8240 Combine

Case IH WD 1504 Windrower With 16' HDx162 Header Case IH LB434 Big Square Baler, 3x4 Bales Case RB 565 Round Baler • Puma 165 & 120A 130A Farmall 150 •IH

Lease Returns Available

Maxxum Used Haying Equipment In310 Stock CVT 185 • Magnum 125 • Puma Maxxum

All Available With 52”, 61” or 72” Powerfold Deck 623, 727K Fuel Injected, 729 Big Block, 729 Liquid Cooled 725D Diesel Baggers Are Available For All Models

Used Used Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers Mowers In Stock

Concord 4710 air drill, 3400 tow behind cart............. $28,000 Brandt SB4000 suspended boom sprayer, 90-ft. booms.. $19,900 Skid Steer Attachments In Stock Case IHNew 490 disc, 30-ft...........................................$8900 Case 60” Rotary Cutter John Deere 2100 inline ripper..................................$3500 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

2002 Case IH LBX331 Square Baler ................................$29,000 2008 Case IH RB564 round baler, 8700 bales, mesh wrap, wide pickup, endless belts, hydraulic pickup lift, central lube ......$26,500 $99,000 Case IH Puma 155 MFD, loader......................... 2009 2003 CaseIH RBX562, MeshWrap, Like New $24,500 consigned. owner, one autosteer, hrs, 4040 375 STX IH Case 2004 1999 Case IH RS561 .....................................................$12,500 . ....................................... $79,000 1995 Case IH 8465 .........................................................$8,995 ............................. 1994 Case IH 8480 Softcore ............................................$6,995 PTO......................... $22,000 1979 John Deere 4840 3 point, 1990 Hesston 560 Round Baler ........................................$5,500 14.9x46 duals.......... $22,000

Used Tractors In Stock

John Deere 4440 quadrange, 3 pt, 2002 Case IH MX270 6800 hrs, 3 pt, MFD, Good Condition$43,500 New Tractors Induals, Stock weight kit, EZ-steer hrs, Trelleborg 4600 New Holland 9682 Case IH Farmall 356B w/loader guidance......................................................... $75,000 CaseIH Magnum 315, front & rear duals, lease return speed...................... 7600 hrs, 12 IH 9370Returns 1997 Case Lease Available This Fall . $59,000 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 Combines

Case IH Farmall 356B w/loader 2000 Case combine 480, with 30-ft. header, 3469 engine, engine 2008 Case2388 IH Steiger 14801010 Hrs, Cummins hours/2636 separator, hopper extensions, chopper. Consigned. 710 radials, like new .................................... $179,000. 1979 JD 4840, 3 pt, PTO .............................. $22,500 ...................................................................$55,000 2009 CaseIH IH7240 Puma 155, MFD, loader ........ 2015 Case 539E/408S hours. Comes withJust 40-ft.Traded Case IH

New Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers Case IH Precision Air 100 Pull-Type Sprayer New Loaders CaseSkidsteer IH 530C Disc Ripper Case SV280 Cab, air, heat Case SV300 Cab, air, heat

New Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers

2003 2011

Miscellaneous Used Equipment

Case IH Precision Air 100 Pull-Type Sprayer Case IH 30 Turbo, 25’ w/ rolling baskets Case IH RB562 twine and Diskripper, mesh..........................$22,000 Case IH 530C 5 shank Parma 24’ Landplane Amity 12 row 24” scrub harvester.......................$75,000

Used Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers:

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

New 3pt. Equipment In Stock

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

Maxxum 125

3152 rigid draper, very nice combine, owner is retiring. Consigned......................................................... $375,000 2005 Case IH 2042 36-ft., finger reel, good condition....$26,000

New Haying Equipment In Stock H&S 12 wheel rake ProAg 900 round bale carrier Twinstar hydraulic rake

SV280 & TR310 SKID STEERS


Exploring a world without food animals

Trader’s Dispatch, February 2018 — Page B16

The KIOTI ® NX series is a line of high performance, 45-60 HP tractors that are battle tested and rugged as can be. Plus, with one of the climatecontrolled cab models and all the available attachments, you can always get your work done, no matter the weather. MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS

New Red Devil

6-ft. snow blower with QA skid steer mount.

In Stock $6250

CONSIGNED

American Hay Master 500 series stack wagon.....................$7500 John Deere 6600 combine, gas, pickup header......... COMING IN Massey-Ferguson 510 combine with Perkins diesel............ CALL Hesston 1014 12-ft. swather........... .......................... NEEDS WORK New Holland 855 round baler.$3850 New Holland 315 square baler 14x18................................$2750 1953 GMC pickup with retriever....... .........................................$3500 North Star 3 pt. wood chipper...$1200 Soilmover 3-1/2 yard scraper...$3500 Woods 3-point snow blower, 66”..... .........................................$1000

8-ft. skid steer quick attach front blade................................. $2500 New Eagle 7-ft. 3 point rear blade.... ............................................ $675 New Eagle 8-ft. 3 point rear blade.... ............................................ $725 New Front Mount QA bale spears for skid steer loader mount......CALL Front Dozer Blade with manual adjust. Fits various models......$2500 Wagner loader for Ford 8N, 9N, and NAA. Complete with front pump & mounts............................... $1500 White Cab to fit Oliver 55 Series tractor...................MAKE OFFER

PARTS UNITS

Ford 3000 3 cylinder diesel, Select-oSpeed, good tires...PARTING OUT Oliver 1755, 77 & 1855.. FOR PARTS

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

WALLENSTEIN

wood splitters, chippers and log grapples available.

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 Serving Montana for 70 Years Proudly Family Owned & Operated

90 hp engine, PTO, synchronized transmission, deluxe cab, Catagory II 3 point hitch, dual remotes, push button 4WD, 4 year warranty..................................$53,500

KIOTI TRACTORS IN STOCK Kioti CK2610 with KL4010 loader, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty. .................................................. Call Kioti CK3510 with KL4010 loader, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty. Kioti DK4510 with KL5510 loader, 4WD, PTO, 3-pt., industrial tires, manual transmission.............................. Call Mechron 2200 UTV, 4WD, steel dump, box, HD tires............................. Call

NEW SPEECO POST HOLE AUGERS IN STOCK

We now have

Tarter Equipment

Kioti PX9020

MISCELLANEOUS

BEN-SER SE63 63” snow blower with frame. Runs off rear PTO, fits 40-60 hp tractor...........$2500 Running gear.........................$1000 Cement mixer, 3-pt., hydraulic driven.......................................$995 Sprayer, 200 gallon with booms and hand gun, 3-pt..................$1500 Massey Ferguson 302 loader/backhoe.......................................$5500 Shaver HD8 front mount post driver.......................................$1295 Heavy duty post hole auger, 3-pt..... ...........................................$995 Major tractor..........................$1000 Bush Hog 3-pt., 12-ft. chisel plow... .........................................$1250

Standard Duty and Heavy Duty 9” and 12” Augers USED TRACTORS

John Deere 3020 diesel, Du-Al loader.. ....................................... Coming In Ford 6600 with Du-Al loader........$7250 Ford 4000 gas, loader, front blade, Select-O-Speed.....................$3500 International Super C restored..$3500

HARDEE

heavy duty mowers IN STOCK Great for Sage Brush

1072 6-ft. heavy duty.... $2595

Good Selection Of Spike Tooth Harrow Starting At $150.00 SITREX RAKES

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply

MILLER LOADERS

Phone (406) 227-6821

East Helena, Montana

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Come visit us at www.helenafarmsupply.com

By Agricultural Research Service What would happen if U.S. farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? Some have called for a move in that direction to address increasing concerns about U.S. health, eating habits, and climate change. Researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Virginia Tech recently explored those questions and found surprising results. Mary Beth Hall, an ARS animal scientist at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin, and Robin R. White, a professor of Animal and Poultry Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, found that shifting land usage from food animal production to food crop production would increase the total U.S. food supply by 23 percent. Because much of that land is unsuitable for high value crops, most of the additional food produced would include high-calorie crops like corn and soybeans. A complete shift away from food animal production would present major challenges to meeting America’s nutritional needs. With no meat, milk, eggs, fish, or cheese in our diets, the U.S. population would not receive enough of several different essential dietary nutrients from the foods they eat, according to the study results. The findings are based on information compiled in the USDA dietary guidelines. “Different types of carefully balanced diets — vegan, vegetarian, omnivore — can meet a person’s needs and keep them healthy, but this study examined balancing the needs of the entire nation with the foods we could produce from plants alone. There’s a difference between what’s possible when feeding one person versus feeding everyone in the U.S.,” says Hall. Eliminating food animals would increase deficiencies in calcium, vitamins A and B12 and some important fatty acids. The last are important as they help to reduce cardiovascular disease and improve cognitive function and vision in infants. Animal food products are the only available, nonsupplemental sources of some fatty acids and vitamin B12. A plant-only diet also would require individuals to eat more food and more daily calories to meet their nutritional needs from the foods they eat because the available foods from plants are not as nutrient dense as foods from animals. Agriculture in the U.S. contributed to approximately 9 percent of the nation’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, with nearly half of that total coming from animal production, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports. The scientists determined that eliminating food animals from U.S. production would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but not by the full 49 percent of agricultural emissions that animals currently contribute. Rather, greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture would drop by 28 percent without farmed animals because of increases associated with producing additional food crops and the use of more synthetic fertilizer to replace manure. That would represent a drop of only about 2.6 percent of total U.S. emissions. “A take-home message from the study was that we need to expand the way we think about food production to account for the complex consequences of changing any individual piece within the wider food system,” says White. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The study can be found at www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/11/15/1707322114.full For more information contact Dennis O’Brien, (https:// www.ars.usda.gov/oc/key-contracts-at-ars-office-of -communications/#Dennis), ARS Office of Communications.

More dumb state laws

North Dakota All members of North Dakota’s Dry Pea and Lentil Council must be citizens. The organization was created in 1997 to to promote the dry pea, lentil, chickpeas, lupins, and fava bean industries, and the legislature clearly didn’t want someone with just a green card wielding all that power. Kentucky Every legislator, public officer, and lawyer must take an oath stating that they have not fought a duel with deadly weapons. When it entered the Kentucky Constitution in 1849, the law was meant to deter men who might aspire to public office from participating in the once-rampant Southern tradition. Rhode Island Rhode Islanders who bite off someone else’s limb will face no more than 20 years in prison (but no less than one) — but only if they maimed the victim on purpose.


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Billings, Montana Big Timber, Montana

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2010 Case CX36B Mini Ex 2 buckets, cab with air conditioning, hydraulic quick couple and thumb. Only 1500 hours on this good local machine!............. . ...............................................................................$34,400

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1994 Hesston Swing Tongue MoCo Excellent condition!! 12-ft. cutting width, 1 steel roller and 1 rubber roller. Lightly used by a small well maintained ranching/ hay operation............................................................. $7900

2001 Volvo L90D Wheel Loader 3.25 yard bucket, heavy duty pallet forks, new radial tires. Nice clean local loader!..................................................$49,900

2008 Case CX80 Excavator 2800 hours, quick coupler with 2 buckets, dozer blade, hoe pack, cab with air conditioning and radio.........................$55,000

2008 Trail King RGN Trailer Triple axle, 40 ton, MG Series, 14-ft. neck, 24-ft. deck, 14-ft. rear, very good tires and wheels, air ride, outriggers. Overall Excellent Condition!...............................................$37,000

2007 Yanmar Vio 35-3 Mini Excavator Only 1488 hours, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic quick couple, 2 buckets, good tracks, full cab with heat..................$29,000

2005 Ingersoll Rand SD25D Roller 900 hours, smooth and padfoot shell, knock down blade. Good 48” roller package!................................................$23,000

2006 Genie 2668RT Scissor Lift Only 1700 hours, 4x4, diesel, 26-ft. platform height. Really good machine!.................................................................$17,000

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1998 Kenworth T800 Dump Truck

Only 1400 hours, 75 hp, 3000/6000 operating capacity, cab with air conditioning, ride control...................................$49,800

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Hantavirus: What is it? What can be done about it?

Compiled by Michael Vogel, MSU Extension Housing Specialist, and Jim Knight, former MSU Extension Wildlife Specialist

Hantavirus in the US Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS for short), an acute and often fatal infectious respiratory disease endemic to North and South America, has lately become a serious concern in Montana and across the United States. In this country, hantavirus was first recognized during the spring of 1993 after a cluster of previously healthy individuals who lived in the Four Corners area of New Mexico acquired an acute cardiopulmonary illness. As of July, 2003, there have been some 340 confirmed cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the United States, more than 20 of them in Montana. Of these, there have been 129 deaths, five in Montana. The nationwide fatality rate is just over 38 percent. How does a person get hantavirus? Most commonly, people get hantavirus pulmonary syndrome by inhaling airborne particles of urine, feces or saliva from infected rodents. It is also possible, although less common, for transmission to occur when dried materials contaminated by rodent feces are disturbed, directly introduced into broken skin, introduced into mucus membranes (including the eyes and nose), or possibly ingested in contaminated food or water. Very infrequently, people have become infected after being bitten by rodents. Infected rodents shed the virus in saliva, urine and feces for a period of several weeks, but the time of possible infection is not known. The virus can live for a few days in contaminated dirt and dust. There is no evidence of person-to-person transmission. Even after extended exposure to patients, health care workers and family members have not contracted the illness. Cats and dogs are not known to be hosts for hantavirus, but they may bring infected rodents into contact with humans. What risk factors are associated with hantavirus? The risk of infection is directly related to the frequency with which people come in contact with infectious rodents, the density of the rodent population, and the prevalence of the infection in rodents. About three-quarters of the people who have been infected with hantavirus have been residents of rural areas, and most of them have become infected while in or near their homes. People who work, play, or live in closed spaces with active rodent infestation are chiefly at risk. Most cases in the U.S. have been associated with: • occupying previously vacant cabins or other dwellings that are or have been infested by rodents; • sweeping out barns and other ranch buildings; • planting or harvesting fields, • especially by hand; • handling equipment or machinery that has been in storage; • handling mice without gloves; • using compressed air and dry-sweeping to clean up wood waste in a sawmill; • handling grain contaminated with mouse droppings and urine; • living in or visiting areas where there has been an increase in rodents, especially a sizable indoor rodent population; • disturbing rodent-infested areas while hiking

or camping; • sleeping on the ground. Who can be affected by hantavirus? Anybody can be affected by the disease. People who work in the following occupations are at risk because of the likelihood of exposure to rodents and nests: • farmers and ranchers • maintenance workers • plumbers • field biologists • mill, grain elevator, and feedlot workers • telephone installers and other utility workers • electricians • construction workers • remodeling contractors • weatherization workers County health department officials can make recommendations as to whether special precautions might be beneficial for people who work in any particular occupation or who camp in particular areas. Hikers, campers and others who spend a lot of time out of doors need to avoid rodent burrows and cabins or shelters that may have been infested by rodents. Tents should have openings that zip or close tightly and floors. Food and water should be kept in rodent-proof containers. Trash must be discarded in covered trash containers or properly buried. What are the symptoms of hantavirus infection? People who contract the virus experience flulike symptoms including: • fever (usually ranging from 101° to 104°F) that does not respond to medication • muscle and body aches • chills • cough (usually dry) • nausea, vomiting and diarrhea • fatigue These symptoms typically last from a few hours to several days. Anybody experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately. Information about the possibility of the person’s exposure to rodents, if known, should be communicated to the health care provider. The later cardiopulmonary phase of hantavirus brings severe, rapidly progressive respiratory failure. Shortness of breath is an early indicator of this phase. When do these symptoms appear? The first hantavirus symptoms typically appear one to six weeks after contact with the virus – usually within two to three weeks of exposure. People affected by hantavirus in other countries tend to show a slow buildup of symptoms, but the strain that affects people in this country causes an extremely fast buildup of acute respiratory symptoms. How is hantavirus treated? There is no “cure” for hantavirus. At present, the only treat- ment is basically supportive, and is best provided in a hospital’s intensive care unit. An anti-viral drug called ribavirin (VirazoleTM) is helpful in combatting certain Asian strains of hantavi- rus, but research on how effective this drug may be against the hantaviruses encountered in this country is still underway. How is hantavirus prevented? The best way to prevent hantavirus infection is to eliminate the rodents that carry the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make three suggestions for eliminating rodents or lessening the danger of coming into contact with them and the virus they carry. Prevent rodents from entering the home Rodent control in and around the home remains the main strategy for preventing infection. Here are some suggestions for rodent control. Place metal roof flashing around the base of wooden, earthen or adobe dwellings up to a height of 12 inches and buried in the soil to a depth of six inches. Look for and seal up all gaps and holes inside and outside the home that are more than 1⁄4-inch

(6 mm) in diameter. Inside the home, look for and seal up all gaps and holes underneath, behind and inside kitchen cabinets; inside closets; around floor air vents and dryer vents; around the fireplace; around windows and doors; behind appliances such as dishwashers, clothes washers and stoves; around pipes under the kitchen and bathroom sinks; around all electrical, water, gas and sewer lines; and beneath or behind water heaters, radiators and furnaces. Outside the home, seal up all gaps and holes around windows and doors; between the foundation of the home and the ground; under doors without weather-stripping; around electrical, water, gas, and sewer lines; and around the roof, eaves, gables and soffits. Keep an eye out for unscreened attic vents and crawl- space vents. In trailers, look for and seal up holes and gaps in the skirting, between the trim and metal siding, around utility lines and pipes and ducts, around roof vents, and around the trailer tongue. Seal all entry holes larger than 1⁄4-inch (6 mm) in diameter that are inside and outside the home with any of the following: cement, lath screen or lath metal, wire screening, hardware cloth (less than 1⁄4-inch grate size), or other patching materials. Caulk can be used to reinforce any repairs where lath metal, hardware cloth or steel wool are the primary materials. Caulk or expanding foam alone are usually not adequate to prevent rodent intrusion. Reduce rodent shelter and food sources within 100 feet of the home • Use raised cement foundations when constructing sheds, barns and outbuildings • Store grains and animal feed in rodent-proof containers • Don’t leave pet food in feeding dishes • Remove food sources from around buildings • Store garbage and trash in rodent-proof containers. Elevate the containers at least 12 inches off the ground. • Cut grass, brush and dense shrubbery within 100 feet of the home • When possible, place wood piles 100 feet or more from the home, and elevate them at least 12 inches off the ground. Use spring-loaded traps in the home Bait the traps with small amounts of chunky peanut butter – pieces the size of a pea. Place the traps perpendicular to the baseboard or wall surface, with the end of the trap containing the bait closest to the baseboard or wall, near areas where rodents might be entering the home. (Note: spring-loaded traps can be painful and dangerous if they snap on fingers; they should be handled with caution. Keep children and pets away from areas where traps are placed.) Continue trapping for at least one additional week after the last rodent is caught. As a precaution against reinfestation, it’s a good idea to keep several baited, spring- loaded traps inside the house at all times in locations where rodents are most likely to be found. Examine the traps regularly. To dispose of traps or trapped animals, wear rubber, latex, CONTINUED ON PAGE B20


Students explore animal science opportunities in western Kansas

By K-State Research and Extension News Commissioner Gene West. Attendees then Fourteen students got an up-close look at travelled by bus to livestock operations and the western Kansas livestock industry as part related businesses in southwest Kansas, inof the K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA) premier program, held cluding Gardiner Angus Ranch, Root-Mix, July 12-14 in southwest Kansas. High Plains Journal, Boot Hill Museum, The group included high school and colRoyal Farms Dairy, Finney County Feeders, Tyson, Erehsman’s Packing, Cattle Empire, lege students who had completed the tradiMax Jatz Excavation and Hy-Plains Feedtional academy hosted in June on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. yard. The premier program, new this year, alParticipants also took part in a leadership discussion over dinner with Sam and Janet lowed students to further develop leadership Hands, and John and Marissa Kleystuber in skills, expand their industry knowledge and Garden City. earn a greater appreciation for large-scale “My favorite part of KASLA premier agricultural production. was the opportunity to experience all areas “The KASLA premier program is an inof cattle production from a cow-calf operavaluable opportunity for students to improve their leadership skills, network with ag industion to the packing plant and each leg of the journey in between,” Paine said. “The comtry leaders and learn from the vast knowledge of livestock producers and businesses,” said mitment and passion each producer had for Jason Paine, a participant from Hutchinson. responsibly providing a quality product and This year’s class included Emily Albright, serving the needs of others was evident as Delia; Reid Beeman, Hamilton; Ethan Belthey shared their life stories.” The academy is hosted by the K-State lar, Howard; Kelsey Bradford, Leavenworth; Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Rayli Cunningham, Rosston, Oklahoma; and sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Kord Curran, Farlington; Brooke Falk, Industry Council (LMIC) to develop young Harveyville; Kayley Geesling, Turon; Anna leaders within the livestock industry and preHixon, Belle Plaine; Trent Johnson, Moran; Cameron Kilgore, Atchison; Mallory Meek, pare them for a successful future in the field. Spring Hill; Jason Paine, Hutchinson; and For more information about the acadThomas Parsons, Dexter. emy, visit www.youthlivestock.ksu.edu. For The trip included a visit with Greensburg questions, contact academy director Sharon Mayor Bob Dixon and former Kiowa County Breiner at sbreiner@ksu.eduor 785-532-6533

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Hantavirus: What is it? What can be done about it? CONTINUED FROM PAGE B18

vinyl or nitrile gloves. Spray the dead rodent with a disinfectant or chlorine solution. After soaking the rodent thoroughly, either take it out of the trap by lifting the spring-loaded metal bar and letting the animal fall into a plastic bag or place the entire trap (containing the dead rodent) in a plastic bag and seal the bag. Then place the bagged rodent into a second plastic bag and seal it. (Full instructions on how to dispose of rodents are given on page 4.) Contact your county health department for information about other appropriate disposal methods. If the trap is to be reused, decontaminate it by immersing and washing it in a disinfectant or chlorine solution and then rinsing it. (See box, Disinfecting solutions, above.) In addition to traps, use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved rodenticide in a covered bait station inside the home on an ongoing basis. For severe or persistent infestations, contact a pest-control professional for rodent eradication or a building contractor for rodent-proofing. What if I work in a high-risk environment? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following: • Know the symptoms of the disease and make sure you understand all the prevention measures set out here. • If you develop an illness with fever or respiratory symptoms within 45 days of possible exposure to rodents or their nests, seek medical attention immediately. The degree of your exposure or likely exposure to rodents, if known, should be communicated to the health care provider. • When cleaning up rodent-infested areas, and certainly when removing rodents from traps or otherwise handling them, be sure to wear a respirator. • You’ll need a respirator with the OSHAapproved Type 100 filter commonly called a HEPA filter. A negative- pressure tight-seal respirator equipped with Type 100 filters is recommended. Note that people who suffer certain cardiovascular conditions may be at risk when using respirators. Such respirators are typically available at farm and ranch supply stores, hardware stores and paint shops. Your county health department may be able to direct you to other retailers. Men who wear beards or mustaches must be especially careful to fit the respirator snugly. • People who are regularly exposed to rodentinfested areas should wear coveralls (disposable if possible), rubber boots or disposable boot covers, rubber or plastic gloves, and protective goggles and a mask. • Personal protective gear should be decontaminated upon removal. If the coveralls are not disposable, they should be laundered on site or immersed in liquid disinfectant until they can be washed. Cleaning up rodent urine and droppings and contaminated surfaces • During cleaning, wear rubber, latex, vinyl or nitrile gloves.

• Spray rodent urine and droppings with a disinfectant or chlorine solution until thoroughly soaked. • To avoid generating potentially infectious airborne particles, do not vacuum or sweep rodent urine, droppings, or contaminated surfaces until

they have been disinfected. • Use a paper towel to pick up the urine and droppings. Put the paper towel in the garbage. • After the rodent droppings and urine have been removed, disinfect items that might have been contaminated by rodents or their urine and droppings. • Mop floors with a disinfectant (see box, page 3). • Disinfect countertops, cabinets, drawers and other du- rable surfaces with a disinfectant. • Spray dirt floors with a disinfectant. • Disinfect carpets with a disinfectant or with a commer- cial-grade steam cleaner or shampoo. • Steam-clean or shampoo rugs and upholstered furniture. • Launder potentially contaminated bedding and clothing with hot water and detergent. Use rubber, latex, vinyl or ni- trile gloves when handling contaminated laundry. Machine- dry laundry on a high setting or hang it to dry in the sun. • Leave books, papers, and other items that cannot be cleaned with a liquid disinfectant in the sunlight for several hours, or in an indoor area free of rodents for ap- proximately one week before cleanup. After that time, the virus should no longer be infectious. Wear rubber, latex, vinyl or nitrile gloves and wipe items with a cloth moist- ened with disinfectant. • Before removing your gloves, disinfect them with disin- fectant or soap and water. After removing the clean gloves, thoroughly wash your bare hands with soap and warm water. Cleaning up dead rodents and rodent nests • Wear rubber, latex, vinyl or nitrile gloves. • Spray dead rodents and rodent nests with a disinfectant or a chlorine solution, soaking them thoroughly. • Place the dead rodent or nest in a plastic bag or remove the dead rodent from the trap

and place it in a plastic bag. When cleanup is complete (or when the bag is full), seal the bag, place it into a second plastic bag, and seal the second bag. Dispose of the material in the double bag by burying it in a 2- to 3-foot-deep hole, burning it, or discarding it in a covered trash can that is regularly emptied. Contact your county health department for information about other disposal methods. • Clean up the surrounding area. For further information: Hantavirus Hotline: (877) 232-3322 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) Special Pathogens Branch, Mailstop A-26 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30333 (800) 232-4636 website: http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/ MSU Extension Housing & Environmental Quality Office Mike Vogel, Extension Specialist (406) 994-3451 email: mvogel@montana.edu If you have an immediate concern about hantavirus, contact your physician or your county health department. The number will be listed in the Government pages of your telephone directory under County: Health and Human Services.

DISINFECTING SOLUTIONS

Two types of disinfecting solutions are recommended for use in cleaning up rodent materials. 1. General-purpose household disinfectant: Prepare according to the label. Almost any agent commercially available in the United States is sufficient providing the label states that it is a disinfectant. 2. Hypochlorite solution: This chlorine solution should be freshly prepared by mixing 11⁄2 cups of household bleach in 1 gallon of water. This 1:10 solution may be used in place of a commercial disinfectant. When preparing or using a chlorine solution, wear rubber, latex, vinyl or nitrile gloves. Avoid spilling the mixture. Chlorine-solution disinfectants should be prepared fresh daily.


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USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

Challenger MT575B with loader........$89,900 MacDon 1300 bale stacker.................$14,900 2013 New Holland T7.185 with loader and grapple..........................................$109,900 H&S rake...............................................$7900 Vermeer WR24 12-wheel low capacity..$3500

USED SPRAYERS

Freightliner with F/S sprayer............. $25,900 Ag Shield 1500 sprayer...................... $24,900 Brandt 85-ft. pull type sprayer............... $3900

USED COMBINES

New Holland TR98 combine..............$29,900 New Holland TR97 combine..............$19,900

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USED AUGERS

2013 Wheatheart 13x91 auger with hopper mover..............................................$14,900 Farm King 8x61 belt drive auger...........$1500 Westfield TF8x51 auger........................$2400

Westfield 13x91.................................$14,625 Westfield MK13x91 swing auger.......$10,500 Westfield MK13x71 auger.................$14,500


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Vermeer BPX9000 Round and Square Bale Processor IN STOCK

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CONSIGNMENTS

Haybuster CNF 430 vertical mixer with scales........................................$28,900 Haybuster H-1100 1000 PTO mixer.......... ..................................................$30,000 Hesston BP20 processor................$3390 Ag Shield 12-52-3 roller...............$50,000 Deutz 9150 tractor........................$36,000 John Deere 4640 2WD tractor, loader & grapple......................................$33,250 Steiger ST310 tractor...................$18,000 Ford 841 loader tractor....................$5000 Case IH 2188 combine, 1015 pickup header.......................................$42,500 Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 24-ft. header, pickup header...............$39,000 Massey-Ferguson 850 combine with 24-ft. header, air reel.............................$4500 New Holland TR97 combine with 36-ft. Honeybee header and 13-ft. pickup with Swathmaster pickup attachment............ ..................................................$42,500 John Deere 7700 combine..............$7500 New Holland 94C 42-ft. double sickle, pickup reel, double swath..........$24,900 New Holland 971 header with Rake-Up pickup attachment........................$6000 MacDon 2052 30-ft. header, Case 88 Series adapter...............................$26,000 MacDon 962 36-ft. header............$16,900 Batco 20-120 conveyor auger......$65,900 Westfield MKX13x84 auger.........$19,900 Westfield MK13x71 auger...........$15,000

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Westfield TFX10x36 auger..............$9900 New Holland H8080 swather with 419 header.......................................$85,000 New Holland HW340 rotary swather......... ..................................................$37,300 New Holland 1442 15’3” rotary disc..$6700 International 4000 14-ft. swather....$8000 Ag Shield 300 recon hay conditioner........ ..................................................$24,000 New Holland 1000 balewagon........$2000 Spra-Coupe 4640 with 60-ft. booms......... ..................................................$29,500 Spra-Coupe 4440, with 80-ft. boom.......... ..................................................$45,000 Summers 80-ft. pickup sprayer, 500 gallon.............................................$12,900 Bourgault 950 sprayer, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank...................................$8000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 120-ft. booms...............................$8000 Bourgault 3320 air drill with L6455 cart.... ................................................$220,000 Case 800 70-ft. x 12” spacing air drill........ ..................................................$80,000 Bourgault 7200 harrow, 5/8” tines..$52,000 Quicke 660 loader - grapple............$5000 Shaver HD-12 skid steer post pounder..... .....................................................$3950 Toro Z 5000 riding lawn mower with bagger................................................$1900

ROUND BALERS

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USED HEADERS

Massey Ferguson Hesston 2856A twine and net wrap............................ $29,900 2-Hesston 5556A with mesh wrap. Each.. ................................................. $14,900 New Holland BR780A twine only... $7900 New Holland 664 twine only........... $7900 3-New Holland 560 balers. Each..$48,000 Vermeer 605M net wrap baler..... $17,900 Vermeer 605XL twine only............. $8900 Vermeer Super 605J twine only......CALL Super J twine only.......................... $4900 John Deere 535 baler.................... $6000 John Deere 535............................. $5500

2014 MacDon D65D 40-ft. header.$57,900 Agco 5200 36-ft. draper header... $19,900 MacDon D60D 30-ft. header........ $36,000 MacDon D60S 35-ft. draper header.......... ................................................. $29,900 MacDon 960 30-ft. with pickup reel.......... ................................................. $14,900 MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, pickup reel........................................... $14,900 Gleaner 15-ft. N-series pickup header, Victory 7...................................... $3500 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.......... $799

SQUARE BALERS

Case 800 50’ x 10”, 43 VRT, tow between. ..................................................$99,000

Massey Ferguson 2190 baler..... $52,000 Massey Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter......... ................................................. $44,900 Case IH LBX432 3x4 with cutter..$54,900 New Holland BB960 baler.......... $29,900

USED DRILLS

John Deere 9450 50-ft. with 12” spacing. Will sell individually......................$9900

USED AIR DRILLS

- COMING IN Case IH RB565 round baler New Holland BR780 baler John Deere 705 rake Sitrex 12-wheel rake Case IH ATX400 drill Alloway 3-pt. snowblower Shaver HD-10 post pounder

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USED PROCESSORS

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Vermeer BP8000 processor............... $11,900 Haybuster 2650............................$10,900 (L)

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Vermeer BPX9000 processor............. $21,000 2012 Highline CFR650 processor..$18,500 (L)

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Vermeer BP8000 with final cut........... $15,500

Highline 6800 processor with Highline 500 mover....................................................Call

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USED SWATHERS

MacDon M205 swather with R85 head.$99,900

2014 MacDon A30D pull type............$29,900 Hesston 8450 swather, 16-ft. header..$29,900

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Incentives, nudges for coordinated land use

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln A three-year study conducted by Simanti Banerjee, assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offers insights about how producers can be incentivized to implement pro-environmental land use practices. In an effort to conserve and restore natural habitat and other environmental functions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes to encourage voluntary participation. In exchange for a yearly rental payment, producers enrolled in a Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme, such as the Conservation Reserve Program, agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production or implement various practices on their working lands under the Conservation Stewardship Program. While the schemes address enrollment and acreage objectives, Banerjee’s research considers enrollment across adjacent properties that may require coordination between neighboring producers. For instance, the habitat and water quality on a producer’s parcels adjacent to a neighbor’s Conservation Reserve Program land may affect the biodiversity of the enrolled, environmentally sensitive land. “Since these programs are an integral part of the agricultural system of the U.S., scientific investigation is important to identify economic and non-economic mechanisms that can generate environmental benefits for agricultural communities and society at large,” Banerjee said. Banerjee’s research considered the Agglomeration Bonus, which pays producers more if their neighbor implements the same environmentally friendly land use practice. Examples include riparian buffers, wind breaks or foraging patches for pollinators. Two coordinating mechanisms were tested during the study. The first focused on money only, and varied the payment amounts based on the amount of coordination. The second format was not monetary, but nudged producers with information about land use practices of participants belonging to another community. Results indicate that coordinated land use rates are higher if payments associated with coordination are higher, which aligns with conventional economic thinking. Having information about outcomes of the Agglomeration Bonus scheme from other communities also improves coordination rates in both communities, meaning that the nudge is effective. This result is in line with behavioral economic findings. The mechanisms were tested on 144 university students in a lab-controlled environment. The next step for Banerjee’s research will be to conduct similar field experiments with producers. “The combination of evidence from both lab and field studies is essential for making the case for implementing Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes with an Agglomeration Bonus format,” Banerjee said. “The experimental evidence I find would support a case to legislators to consider adopting this policy as part of a local or federal conservation program.” Banerjee said the study results highlight the role behavioral economics and economic experimentation can play in answering questions important to agriculture, the environment and society. Evidence on cost effectiveness of Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes is mixed, which is why the information nudge Banerjee explored could be appealing to regulators. Fund disbursal from the schemes is subject to budget constraints, so being able to rely on information about land use choices of other producers without having to change payment amounts could be an affordable option. The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (https://academic.oup. com/ajae/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ajae/aax066/456959 6?redirectedFrom=fulltext)

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UW Livestock Judging Team records best finish in 30+ years By University of Wyoming Extension

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The 2017 University of Wyoming (UW) Livestock Judging Team finished 8th at the North American International Livestock Exposition in November in Louisville, Kentucky. This marks the first top-10 finish at the National Championship in at least 30 years Coach Caleb Boardman said. “We have records of scores dating back to 1993, and from visiting with past team members through the late 80s, we can say this is the best finish for the program at the International in a very long time,” said Boardman. Nationally, 138 contestants represented 29 universities at the contest. In addition to earning 8th overall, the team finished 5th in performance cattle, 6th in swine, 8th in overall beef and 9th in reasons. The total scores posted, as well as those in cattle, hogs and reasons are the highest on record for UW. The team was led by Zane Mackey and Garrett Barton, who both finished in the top 30 overall. Barton tied for 2nd in swine reasons and was 5th overall in swine. Earlier in the fall, the team finished 8th at the National Barrow Show, AKSARBEN and the Flint Hills Classic contests and finished 9th overall at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri, at the end of October. “Although the team was hoping for higher finishes at both Kansas City and Louisville, by being top-10 at both contests, they became one of six universities that finished in the top 10 at every national contest this year. That is a great accomplishment, and we’re very proud of them,” said Boardman, who is assisted by graduate student coach Colby Hales. Individually, Tyler Bauer led the team at the American Royal with a 6th-place finish out of 122 contestants. He was also 4th in cattle and 11th in both sheep and reasons. The team finished 9th in each of the beef, sheep and reasons categories and 10th in hogs out of 25 teams. “This marks the end of a chapter for these students, and while this team has helped establish UW as a nationally competitive program, I’m more excited to see what they accomplish in their future endeavors,” said Boardman. “A long line of successful alumni have come through this program over the years, and my goal is that these students will continue that legacy of making an impact in whatever they do.” Boardman extended thanks to the producers who allow the team to practice with their livestock, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Animal Science and private donors who support their travel throughout the year. The UW judging programs include the livestock, horse and meats judging teams ##### You wouldn’t be shocked to see snow on the ground of Siberia or Minnesota when traveling to those places during the winter months. But northern areas don’t have a monopoly on snowfall—the white stuff has been known to touch down everywhere from the Sahara Desert to Hawaii. Even the driest place on Earth isn’t immune. In 2011, the Atacama Desert in Chile received nearly 32 inches of snow thanks to a rare cold front from Antarctica. ##### The coldest temperature ever recorded was -123° C at Vostok Station in Antarctica in 1983.

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Attending the 2017 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, was an experience of a lifetime for Karly Just of Berlin. “Meeting 4-H’ers from all around the nation and listening to amazing speakers make this a memory I will never forget,” the LaMoure County 4-H member says. Just was one of four North Dakota delegates to the National 4-H Congress. The others were Dalyce Leslie of Deering, Bethany Reiten of Kathryn and Anna Skarphol of Fargo. They joined more than 900 youth from across the U.S. in workshops that help them improve their leadership skills. They also heard from nationally and internationally recognized speakers, took part in a service learning project and experienced local culture through visits to locations such as the Carter Presidential Library and the Atlanta Zoo. “Overall, Congress was amazing,” Reiten says. “The speakers were powerful and enlightening, and the service learning project helped a lot of people who needed it. The other North Dakota delegates and I had the opportunity to meet people our own age from around the country and learned a lot from them.” The Barnes County 4-H’er also urges other youth to apply to attend the National 4-H Congress. “You won’t regret it,” she says. “The National 4-H Congress is an inspiring event charged with energy, camaraderie and fun,” says Caroline Homan, the 4-H youth development agent in the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s LaMoure County office. “I was honored to chaperone the North Dakota 4-H Congress delegation and consider it a career highlight. “I found the passion, poise and talent expressed by 4-H youth who participated in 4-H Congress stimulating, and I highly recommend this event to anyone interested in expanding their world view and growing their potential,” she adds. The National 4-H Congress is one of several national and statewide leadership development opportunities available to North Dakota youth through 4-H, a program of the NDSU Extension Service. “National 4-H Congress is an amazing educational opportunity for our North Dakota 4-H youth leaders,” says Rachelle Vettern, leadership and volunteer development specialist in NDSU Extension’s Center for 4-H Youth Development. “The Congress experience celebrates their contributions to the North Dakota 4-H program and positions them to take on new roles in the county and state 4-H program.” Your home state could have the nation’s stupidest law. By the way: You’re probably breaking some of these right now. Kentucky: No dueling All public officials and attorneys in Kentucky must swear an oath that they “have not fought a duel with deadly weapons” nor acted as a second in another person’s duel. Good to know now; unfortunately, when the oath took effect in 1848, many would-be duelists turned to murderous street brawls instead. (Related: Did you know that Alexander Hamilton was involved in at least 10 duels?) Missouri: Tarzans not welcome Prankish Tarzans, be warned: In University City, Missouri, it is illegal to “swing upon” another person’s motor vehicle and honk their horn for them.


U.S. wheat industry celebrates Japan Flour Millers Association anniversary

By U.S. Wheat Associates sary,” said USW President Vince Peterson. Several representatives from the U.S. “We were also able to thank our respected wheat industry joined members of the Japan friend and colleague, Mr. Masaaki Kadota, Flour Millers Association to help celebrate who is retiring after many years serving as the association’s 70th anniversary in Tokyo the association’s Executive Director.” on January 23, 2018. Senior managers from With support from state wheat commisU.S. Wheat Associates (USW), as well as sions and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Serstate wheat commission representatives and vice, USW focuses on providing up-to-date farmers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho market information and collaborating with and Montana participated in events comJapanese industry groups to demonstrate memorating the anniversary. the quality and value of U.S. wheat. The Japan has purchased significantly more mills provide purchase specifications to U.S. wheat than any other country since Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, 1949, when the Oregon Wheat Growers and Forestry (MAFF) based on the strict League first organized a trade delegation characteristics their wheat food customers to investigate opportunities for expanding demand. Japanese grain trade organizations U.S. wheat sales there. act as intermediaries between MAFF and Today, the Japanese domestic milling and overseas sellers. Then MAFF carries out all wheat foods industries are highly advanced milling wheat purchases and sells the wheat and demand consistent, high quality wheat to Japanese flour mills. and flour. USW Chairman Mike Miller, of “It is difficult to express how much we Ritzville, Wash., told members of the asvalue our partnership with Japan’s flour sociation that U.S. farmers are very proud millers and the rest of the wheat foods to supply much of that wheat every year. industries,” Peterson said. “We have devel“It is good to know that our wheat is an oped a deep level of trust by maintaining an essential ingredient in the wonderful wheat open dialogue with them. That has been so foods the Japanese people enjoy — and an important to our mutually beneficial, longessential ingredient in the success of these term trading relationship and we confirmed flour millers,” Miller said. “I reassured them our commitment to continue our partnership that to honor their achievements, farmers in that spirit.” will continue to invest in trade service and U.S. farmers continue to earn the largest technical support in Japan, and to improve market share in this well-established and the quality and wholesomeness of our wheat quality conscious wheat market. MAFF isto meet their needs in the future.” sues consistent weekly tenders for U.S. hard “It was a great pleasure to congratulate red spring (HRS), hard red winter (HRW) the association’s Chairman, Mr. Masayuki and Western White, a blend of soft white Kondo, President of the Japan Flour Millers (SW) and up to 20 percent club wheat. As a Association, and the members of the association in person on their important anniverCONTINUED ON PAGE C8

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result, Japan has purchased an average of 3.1 million metric tons (about 114 million bushels) of wheat annually the past five years. Also honoring the association at events in Japan were: wheat farmers Bill Flory of Culdesac, Idaho., Walter Powell of Condon, Oregon, and Darren Padget of Grass Valley, Oregon; Damon Filan, manager of Tri-Cities Grain, LLC in Pasco, Washington; Glen Squires, chief executive officer of the Washington Grain Commission; Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers; Collin Watters, executive vice president of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee; Mark Fowler, USW vice president of overseas operations; Mr. Wataru “Charlie” Utsunomiya, USW/Japan country director; and Ms. Sadako Ishida, USW/Japan program assistant. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is the industry’s market development organization working in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to “develop, maintain and expand international markets to enhance wheat’s profitability for U.S. wheat producers and its value for their customers.” USW activities are funded by producer checkoff dollars managed by 17 state wheat commissions and USDA Forei­gn Agricultural Service cost-share programs. For more information, visit www.uswheat.org or contact your state wheat commission. From actual Church Bulletins…….. • Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 pm. – prayer and medication to follow. • Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. Please use the large double door at the side entrance. • The Rev. Adams spoke briefly, much to the delight of his audience. • We have received word of sudden passing of Rev. Smith this morning during the worship service. Now let’s sing “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.”


CWD deer harvest slows

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418 Main, Roundup, MT 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605 John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634 Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com

USED EQUIPMENT

2015 CASE IH PUMA 165

2016 CASE IH RB565 ROUND BALER

Premium version that includes mesh and twine wrap, wide pickup w/HD rubber mounted teeth, variable pressure bale chamber and high density bales. Comes with full warranty. ONLY 2322 bales and ...................................... MVE Price $38,665

2015 PROAG 1400 HAYHIKER

Recent trade in that’s been reconditioned and is ready to go, New rubber.................................... MVE Price $26,570

Tractor w/L765 loader. Extra nice LEASE return unit. MFWD, 18x6 P/S transmission, 172 PTO hp, power reverser, 3 mid mount valves for loader with joystick, block and transmission heaters, front fenders amd Rimguard in rear tires. Loader equipped with HD 95” bucket with grapple. Only 748 hours on this nice clean unit. Book says $132,678...................................... ....................................... MVE price only $118,990

2009 CASE IH PUMA 155 MFWD

151 PTO hp, 18x6 FPS transmission, suspended cab, instructor seat, 112” heavy duty bar axle, 110V cold weather package, front fenders, electronic joystick for loader, Rimguard in rear tires. Comes equipped with CASE IH L760 loader grapple. ONLY 2973 hours. Books says $89,900. ..................................... ..................................................... MVE Price $78,875

2013 JOHN DEERE R450 WINDROWER

Equipped with 16-ft. rotary disc header, SUPER CLEAN deluxe cab, rear axle suspension and lots more. Just 890 engine hours and 357 header hours. ALSO comes with the 30-ft. triple delivery Honey Bee draper header below. Consigned unit that’s too good to pass up.............................................................. $134,900

2015 HONEY BEE HEADER

30-ft. triple delivery header. Goes with the John Deere RD450 windrower and is included in the price.

1998 NEW HOLLAND 2550 WINDROWER

2011 VERMEER BP8000

Older unit that’s in really good condition. Comes with dual sickle 2326 16-ft. header. Serviced and ready to go. Only 3700 hours, and very well maintained............... MVE Price $27,529

Round bale processor FINAL CUT version. Nice unit that has a selective fine cut unit. ................. Good Price $10,988

2000 NEW HOLLAND 2324 HEADER

2009 CAT 279C SSL WITH TRACKS

84 hp unit with enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, 2 speed Hydro, self-leveling, lighting, radial lift, counterweight, front hydraulics, 78” bucket, air seats, standard hydraulic pump, 2459 hours. Consignment ..............MVE Price $31,900

2012 HAYBUSTER 2650

Well cared for unit with lots of life left. RH discharge w/hydraulic deflector chute. Just half of new price at .................. $12,950

1964 FORD 2000

Really clean 14-ft. header what works for older Case IH and New Tractor, nice clean unit with 36 hp gas engine, 3 point hitch, PTO, Holland windrowers. Nice, straight consigned unit ..................... . one remote, 8x2 transmission and only 3718 hours.................... ..................................................................... Just $10,990 ...........................................................MVE Price $4678

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2006 LMC 8907 HYDRAULIC BASKET RAKE

Nice unit with hydraulic drive, fold, and raise. Rubber mounted teeth ...................................................................................$7908


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2018 PJ 16-ft.x10” I-Beam Deckover Dump Trailer fold-down sides, roll-over tarp, cold weather wiring, spare tire.

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2018 PJ 16-ft. x 83” bumper pull dump trailer (2) 7000# axles, scissor hoist, spare, tarp. Also available: Lo-Pro.....$8850

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2018 PJ 8-ft. x 60” single axle utility dump trailer (1) 5200# axle, 15” rubber.

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2018 PJ 16-ft.x91” gooseneck deckover dump trailer (2) 7000 lb axles, 4-ft. removable sides.

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$2250

2018 PJ 14-ft. x 83” utility trailer rear ramp, 3500# axle, ATV ramps on front. Also available: 12-ft. x 77”.....$2100 12-ft. x 77” tandem axle....$3000 14-ft. tandem axle.....$3100

2018 PJ 16-ft. carhauler trailer (2) 5200 lb axles, rear ramps, spare tire. Also available: 18-ft.....$3600 and 20-ft.....$3700 2018 PJ 22-ft. Deckover Tilt Trailer 22-ft. deck, 8’6” wide, (2) 7000# axles, power up/ down hoist, 16” rubber, winch plate. Also available: 24-ft.

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2018 PJ 28-ft. gooseneck tilt trailer 22-ft. tilt, 6-ft. front stationary, winch plate, (2) 7000 lb axles, spare. Also available: 24-ft......$8900

$8900

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14-ft. x 83” “Rollster” Roll-Off Dump Bins 14-ft. long x 83” wide x 48” high, 10 gauge steel, tarp kit, rear barn doors. Leave one at each job site! $3550 each

2018 PJ 20-ft. x 8” heavy duty deckover trailer with Monster ramps 4-ft. tail, 14,000# GVW.

$5700

$2200 2018 PJ 24-ft. Gooseneck Tilt (22+2) Trailer 22-ft. tilt + 2-ft. stationary, (2) 7000# axles, winch plate, spare tire.

$5050

2018 PJ 22-ft. deckover trailer 19-ft. deck, 3-ft. beavertail with standup ramps, 14,000# GVW.

2018 PJ 20-ft. equipment trailer bumper pull, 14,000 lb. GVW, 18-ft. deck, 2-ft. beavertail with standup ramps. Also available: 18-ft......$4800

$4950

2018 PJ 5-ft. x 10-ft. all steel utility trailer rear ramp gate, steel floor with D-rings.

$1850

2018 PJ 8-ft. x 60” utility trailer rear ramp, spare tire, 15” rubber. Also available 10-ft.x60”.....$1850 10-ft.x77”....$1900

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2018 PJ 20-ft. equipment trailer slide-in ramps, rear stabilizer jacks, 16” rubber, 14,000# GVW.

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2018 PJ 22-ft (16+6) gooseneck tilt trailer (2) 7000# axles. Also available: 3 axle.....$8800

$5400

2018 PJ 20-ft. heavy duty deckover flatbed trailer 14,000 GVW, rear ramps, spare tire. Also available 22-ft......$5650 And 24-ft.....$5800

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2018 PJ 25-ft. gooseneck trailer 20-ft. deck, 5-ft. beavertail with monster ramps, tandem 7000# axles, 16” rubber.

$6250

2018 PJ 20-ft. medium duty deckover flatbed trailer 10,000 lb GVW, rear ramps. Also available in 16-ft.

$4150 2018 PJ 16-ft. light duty deckover trailer

2018 PJ 20-ft. Gooseneck Trailer (2) 7000# axles, straight deck slide-in rear ramps, spare tire.

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$4000 2018 PJ 13-ft. equipment tilt trailer single 7000 lb. axle, 83” wide, radial tires, LED lights. Also available: 16-ft......$4100

PJ Tilt Trailers $6750 2018 PJ 22-ft. powered full tilt (2) 7000# axles, spare tire, winch plate.

$5750 2018 PJ 16-ft tilt trailer Full tilt deck, (2) 7000 lb. axles, radial rubber.

$6100 2018 PJ 20-ft. tilt trailer 16-ft. tilt, 4-ft. stationary, 14,000# GVW, radial rubber. Also have: 16-ft. + 6-ft. stationary tilt.....$6250 Also available: 3-axle

$5000

2018 PJ 20-ft. quick tilt trailer (2) 5200 lb axles, electric over hydraulic full tilt.


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$5000 $72,500

1996 Kenworth T800 Water Truck 500 hp N14 Cummins engine, jakes, 10C transmission, new rubber, new paint, new United 4000 gallon tank system with 4 sprays, hydrant fill and drafting capability.

*** END OF SEASON SALE ON ATTACHMENTS *** $2900

$78,500

2013 Caterpillar 308E Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, front dozer blade, thumb, quick attach, rear center weight, 1850 hours, excellent shape!

2007 Allight MS.45K9 Light Tower diesel engine, 5 lights, hydraulic outriggers & tower, nice machine!

$3500

Erskine 7-ft. Snow Light Material Blade hydraulic angle, bolt on cutting edge. Also available: 8-ft. $3450

$5995

Erskine Tree Shear cuts up to 12” trees, manual rotating head

New Erskine Heavy Duty Brush Mower

$61,500

Case CX55B Mini Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, thumb, dozer blade, 2 buckets, 240 one-owner hours, excellent shape!

$4000

2011 Terex Fl4000 Light Tower 4-light, 8 KW genset, Kubota diesel engine

$10,000

$19,900 2007 Ford F350 Service Truck Power Stroke diesel, automatic transmission, 12-ft. service body, welder, 100K miles, air conditioning, power locks and windows, headache rack, 19.5 rubber, good shape!

$850

New Erskine Soil Conditioner

New Erskine Earth Auger

New Pallet Forks 48” heavy duty, quick attach

$4750 $500 ea.

Erskine Skidsteer Hitch Makes moving trailers a cinch! Easy visibility!

Erskine 8-ft. Heavy Duty 6-Way Dozer Blade

$45,900

Up-Right SL30N Scissor Lift 30-ft. lift, 15” tires, new batteries, nice shape!

$40,500

$4650 Erskine Snow Blower Skidsteer mount, 72” wide.

$6000

2005 Kobelco 135 SRLC Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, auxiliary plumbing, 3900 hours, 36” bucket

$75,500

$5200

JLG 1930 ES Scissor Lift electric, great shape!

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2014 Skytrak 6042 Telescoping Forklift 6000 lb. lift, 42-ft. reach, 32 hours, cab. heat, air.

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Erskine Skidsteer Trencher 4” bar

$88,900

1992 GMC Dump Truck 3116 Cat engine, 6 speed transmission, 10-ft. box, pintle hitch, air brakes, good rubber, weak engine

$36,500

$8495

$2750

$6000

2013 John Deere 60G Mini Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, front dozer blade, auxiliary plumbing, 1400 hours, nice machine!

2011 GMC Pickup Duramax diesel engine, Allison automatic transmission, crew cab, leather interior, sunroof, 9-ft. flatbed, G/N hitch, side toolboxes, fuel tank, 96,000 miles, new tires, nice truck!

$7995

New Erskine 72” Smooth Drum Vibratory Packer

$60,000

2007 International Water Truck ISM Cummins engine, jakes, 10 speed transmission, 4000 gallon water tank, 6 sprays, 630,000 miles.

$3500

New Erskine 72” Grapple Rake

$20,500 2011 Caterpillar 930H Wheel Loader cab, heat, air conditioning, quick attach, bucket, forks, third valve, 7500 hours, nice loader

$74,500

2006 Skytrak 10054 Telescoping Forklift 10,000 lb. lift, 54-ft. reach, outriggers, auxiliary hydraulics, 6700 hrs., OROPS canopy, nice machine! 2008 Genie GR12 12-ft. Scissor Lift 29 1/2” x 53” foot print, 500 lb. load capacity, 62” stowed height, 11-ft. 4” max platform height, max work height 17-ft. 5”, 200 hours, great shape!

2003 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Duramax diesel, 6 speed manual transmission, 10-ft. flatbed w/gin poles, 25,000 Tulsa winch, tail roll, set up for 5th wheel or gooseneck, new tires, 37,000 original one-owner miles, excellent shape!

$22,500

$24,500

2008 JLB 450AJ 45-ft. Articulated Boom Lift 4x4, 2868 hours, dual fuel, good tires

$26,500

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2018 Cargo Mate 8.5 x 20-ft. tandem axle enclosed trailer rear ramp door, side RV door, 5200# axles, additional 1-ft. height, 80” rear door opening, spare tire, LED lights, radial tires, white. Also available: 8 x 22-ft.....$7450 8 x 24-ft......$7850

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2015 Case 321F Wheel Loader cab, heat, air conditioning, bucket, skidsteer quick attach, 150 one-owner hours, excellent shape!

1999 TrailEze Lowboy outside aluminum wheels, self-contained wet kit, winch, nice shape!

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2008 JCB 520 Telescoping Forklift 5000 lb. lift, 20-ft. reach, auxiliary hydraulics, 175 hours, good machine!

2018 Cargo Mate 8 x 16-ft. tandem axle enclosed trailer 1-ft. extended height, side RV door, D-rings in floor, radial tires. Also available: Barn door.....$5650

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2005 Dun Rite 3-axle Trailer pintle hitch, (3) 7,000 lb. axles, 5-ft. tail and ramps

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BUCKLEY AUCTIONS AND APPRAISERS

We have auctions booked for spring 2018 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.

Do microwave ovens zap nutrients in foods?

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service However, remember that vegetables and The other day, I received a message when I fruits prepared in any way provide health benreturned to my desk after a meeting. Someone had called to ask about microwave ovens and efits. On average, we adults need at least 4 1/2 nutrition. cups of fruits and vegetables (total) per day. As I listened to the question, I decided that Also, keep in mind food safety when cookI was settling a bet. When people are making ing food in the microwave. Foodborne illness wagers about nutrition, I don’t mind being outbreaks have occurred when people haven’t involved. cooked protein foods properly in microwave The gentleman caller’s friend had said that ovens. microwaving food destroyed the nutrients. He To be sure that your food cooks evenly in a didn’t agree, but he wanted proof in writing. microwave oven, follow these steps: My first option was to go online to see what • Rotate food in the microwave as it is people were finding. Sure enough, lots of cooking. articles are out there that say that microwave Interrupt the cooking halfway through the ovens zap nutrients. heating time and stir or turn food. I pictured all the folate (a B vitamin) flying • Arrange food items evenly in a covered out of broccoli and being caught in a nutrient dish. trap hidden in a microwave. • Cover the dish with a microwave-safe No, a nutrient trap doesn’t exist on your lid or plastic wrap to help distribute the heat microwave. I just made that up. evenly inside the container. Allow enough I found even scarier, unproven things about space between the food and the top of the microwave ovens in my search, but I also dish so that plastic wrap does not touch the found good information. As we know, we can’t food. Loosen or vent the lid or wrap to allow believe everything we read. Unfortunately, the steam to escape. amount of misinformation is escalating. • Always allow standing time at room temThen I consulted the “gold star” reference perature, which completes the cooking, before of truthful information: peer-reviewed jourchecking the internal temperature with a food thermometer. nal articles. These articles provide factual, For more information about microwave science-based information that we can trust. ovens in a fun, interactive format, see https:// Our job in the Extension system is to translate tinyurl.com/MicrowavingTips, which is an the science so you can put it to use in your online publication with videos. I had fun daily life. working on the project with my colleagues In one study, a group of scientists in China at the University of Nebraska. Here’s one of studied the effect of various cooking methods the easy microwavable recipes included in on the nutrients in broccoli, including vitamin the publication. C and glucosinolates (the compounds linked Microwave Oatmeal to many health benefits in broccoli, including 2 c. rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned) reducing the risk for cancer). The scientists 4 c. low-fat milk (or water) cooked broccoli by steaming, boiling, stir1/8 tsp. salt frying or microwaving, then they determined Mix together oats, milk (or water) and salt the methods that preserved the most nutrients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave by testing the nutrient content in their laboon high for five to six minutes, stirring every ratories. two minutes, until oats are soft and most of the Microwaving wasn’t the “best” method, liquid has been absorbed. Spoon into bowls but it wasn’t the worst. Steaming (cooking in and serve while hot. Top with brown sugar a small amount of water) preserved the most and milk if desired. nutrients in broccoli, while boiling in water Try these variations: and stir-frying caused the greatest nutrient Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal: Add two unlosses. Other scientists have shown that micropeeled apples, chopped, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the oats wave ovens have minimal effects on protein, and milk. fat and minerals in foods. Cornell University Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal: Add 1/2 cup scientists reported that spinach cooked in a pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup raisins, 3 tablespoons microwave oven retained almost all of its fobrown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring, 1/2 late, but spinach lost nearly 80 percent of the teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon folate when boiled in water on a stove. pumpkin pie spice. Bottom line: To preserve the most nutrients, Banana Walnut Oatmeal: Add one large including vitamins, use as little liquid as posmashed banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teasible and heat for the shortest amount of time. A microwave oven can fill that prescription for spoon ground cinnamon to the oats, water or healthful cooking. milk and salt. Cook according to directions. Be sure to cut vegetables into uniformStir in 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts and sized, larger pieces. Cutting into small pieces serve. means that more surface area is exposed to Makes five servings. Each serving of the heat, which can result in more nutrients lost. original recipe has 206 calories, 4 grams (g) Peel thinly, if at all, because many nutrients fat, 11 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber are right under the peeling. and 150 milligrams sodium. From actual Church Bulletins…….. •Announcement in a church bulletin for a National Prayer & Fasting Conference: “The cost for attending the Fasting & Prayer conference includes meals.” • The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing “Break Forth into Joy.” • Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help. • Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

• Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. • The agenda was adopted…the minutes were approved…the financial secretary gave a grief report. • Barbara C. remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons. • Diana and Don request your presents at their wedding.


Study shows more benefits of family mealtimes CONTINUED FROM PAGE C10

Here’s a one-dish meal that is tasty topped with cheese, with a side of cornbread. Beans are rich in fiber, protein, folate and other vitamins. You can freeze the leftovers for a quick meal on another night or make loaded baked potatoes topped with chili and shredded cheese within a few days. Hearty Spicy Bean Chili 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 (15-ounce) cans butter beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 1 (1.25-ounce) packet reduced-sodium chili seasoning 1 Tbsp. oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, minced 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed and diced (optional) 2 tsp. vegetable bouillon plus 2 c. water Drain and rinse beans. Set aside. Heat oil in large pan. Add diced yellow onion, jalapeno and garlic, then sauté until the onion turns clear. Boil 2 cups of water on the stove or in the microwave. Once boiling, add 2 teaspoons of the vegetable bouillon until completely dissolved. Combine all can ingredients into a large slow cooker followed by the onion, garlic and jalapeno mixture, and then the broth. Add in the chili seasoning and mix well. Leave slow cooker on high for approximately 45 minutes or until chili reaches a desirable temperature. Makes 15 servings. Each serving has 200 calories, 2.5 grams (g) fat, 11 g protein, 36 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber and 390 milligrams sodium.

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K-State agronomy faculty receive national awards

By K-State Research and Extension News Two Kansas State University Department of Agronomy faculty members received prestigious awards at the 72nd International Annual Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society in Madison, Wisconsin on Aug. 2. Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor, received the Hugh Hammond Bennett Award; and Colby Moorberg, assistant professor, received an Outstanding Service Award. The Hugh Hammond Bennett Award recognizes extraordinary national and international accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. In honoring Rice with this award, the society noted that Rice is recognized as one of the world’s leading soil microbial ecologists. “He has made significant contributions to the fields of agronomy and soil science through teaching, research, and service. He is a highly recognized leader in sustainable agriculture, no-tillage, soil organic matter, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change, among others,” the society stated in a news release. Rice has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, many with international collaborators. Most notable is his work on the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (2007, 2014), for which the authors received the 2007 Nobel Prize. In addition, Rice serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He has been elected to chair one of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) commissions and serves as the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) liaison to the Global Soil Partnership. The Outstanding Service Award is given to society members in recognition of distinguished service in helping it develop and carry out its program over a long and sustained period of time. In honoring Moorberg with this award, the society stated that he has advanced soil and water conservation efforts through recruitment to and development of student chapters of the society, community outreach, and educating the next generation of conservationists. For the last 10 years Moorberg has served in various leadership roles within the society at the student level and the national level, which includes his present role of chair of the Professional Development Committee, a role he’s held since 2015. In addition to SWCS leadership roles, Moorberg has been actively involved in community outreach throughout the last 12 years by communicating the concepts of soil and water conservation to community groups.

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Walking a trail, understanding cow math

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service range professional). So gather the average The search for efficient cows at the cow weight and do the “cow math.” Dickinson Research Extension Center has The center designated a set of cow-calf resulted in “cow math,” the translation of pairs with an average cow weight of 1,462 biological and economic efficiency into the pounds, meaning 96 pairs could be pastured herd production inventory based on land in the rotational system for the 4.5-month units. grazing season. The range community at That is a lot to understand but doable. the center asked, “Why 1,400-pound cows? The beef industry has efficient cows, but the Should we try to stock with 1,100-pounds definition of efficiency varies, depending on cows?” A quick “cow math” recalculation the background of the discussion. would allow 128 smaller cows to be pasAt the center, the search started in the tured (140,426 needed pounds divided by mid-1990s. Some cows in the herd were 1,100-pound average cow weight equals approaching 1,800 to 2,000 pounds because 127.6 pairs). growth was prevalent in This discussion continthe background genetued for several years with ics of the cattle and purno real action implementchased sires were good ed. Hold that thought! growth bulls. Heifer reThe center had been usplacement was a side ing smaller Aberdeen sires product of these good (formerly called Lowline growth bulls. cattle) to reduce calving If raised heifers were issues for first-calf heifers short in number, then since the mid-1990s. The those heifers purchased bulls had worked quite generally were crossbred well in improving calving heifers. These purchased ease and the subsequent heifers were from various steer calves were doing sources, and their mature well when fed out. weights were indicative We did not seem to find of growth bulls. In other any real disadvantage for words, the cows matured using the Aberdeen sires, at weights similar to the other than reduced mature size. But reduccenter’s raised heifers. ing mature size really was not discussed as To no surprise, the center’s cattle were negative. a product of available growth genes within In the meantime, the female counterparts the beef business. Was this an issue? Not at the center grew up. So “cow math” led the really because the cattle performed well all thought process. Would the extra 32 calves the way to harvest. (128 calves from the smaller cows minus The center has retained ownership in 96 calves if stocked with larger cows) really most of the steers since the mid-1990s, pencil out? Could those small cows actually and the cattle were representative of cattle carry the load? Could they be competitive throughout the industry. Multiple breeds with the mainstream beef production? were utilized and life was good; we had In the next phase, the center decided to no time for “cow math” because the center find the answers. A set of range pastures accepted what was. were targeted to be stocked with the smaller After the turn of the century, the large cows (target cow weight of 1,100 pounds). cows were becoming more noticeable. So, As time went on, many misconceptions of by June of 2010, the center sorted cow-calf just “what a smaller cow is” have been set pairs, particularly targeting the excessively aside and corrected. large cows and sold them. Why? The pasAs the center continues to evolve and tures at the center have set stocking rates, explore thoughts regarding the efficiency and the calculated stocking rate is based on of the beef cow, more and more pieces will total cow weight. evolve. 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Warm yourself with some soup

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Mom, now my hands will smell like onions!” my older daughter said as she chopped a particularly fragrant onion we had grown this summer. She has been my long-term vegetable chopper, even when we have gadgets that will do the work for us. We had onions, bell peppers and potatoes to chop as we tried this week’s recipe on a cool afternoon. I was rinsing and chopping home-grown potatoes. Yes, I chose the easy vegetable to prepare. Next time, I think my daughter will be handing me an onion. “Isn’t this supposed to have ham in it?” my daughter asked as she reread the recipe. “This is a different recipe. It has peas in it, too,” I replied. She looked at me strangely. I could read her mind. What kind of potato soup recipe was this, anyway? She tasted it a couple of times and seasoned it with some extra pepper and salt. That’s the nice thing about cooking; you get to adjust it to your taste. Soup is comforting, good-for-us food as we settle into colder outdoor temperatures in the upcoming months. It is high in liquid, so that means it usually is lower in calories than other foods. Vegetables are at least 90 percent water and, of course, water has no calories. In fact, having a cup of broth-based soup before a meal can take the edge off your appetite. Vegetables and broth are high in volume but low in calories. According to Pennsylvania State research, using the concepts of “volumetrics,” having a serving of broth-based soup can reduce the amount of calories you consume in the main meal by 20 percent. As I explored the type of soup to make out of the numerous options, I decided on potato soup because we had fresh potatoes, onions and chicken broth ready to be used. I just needed a red pepper. Potatoes are among the best sources of potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure. Red bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps repair skin and blood vessels and helps wounds heal. Onions also are good sources of vitamin C, as well as disease-fighting phytochemicals (plant chemicals). As part of an overall healthy lifestyle, eating more vegetables can reduce our risk for several chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Soup is an excellent way to incorporate more vegetables in your diet. Yes, you can buy many types of canned soup, but homemade soup is preferred by my family and maybe yours. Who can resist the aroma of a simmering pot of your favorite soup and some fresh crusty bread or rolls? You might still have fresh vegetables from a garden or farmers market. Perhaps you would like to make your own home-canned soup. If you do, be cautious. First, keep in mind that food preservation requires special equipment and research-tested recipes. If you would like to make home-canned vegetable soup, a pressure canner and current processing directions are required for safety. See https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/food-preservation/can for more information about home canning. A fairly recent botulism outbreak involved improperly home-canned potatoes. In 2015, one person died and 24 were hospitalized in Ohio after eating home-canned potatoes made into potato salad at a church potluck. Vegetables and most mixtures of food must be pressure canned for safety unless they have added acid. Pressure canning brings the temperature to 240 degrees, which is high enough to inactivate the bacteria that can produce a deadly toxin in the air-free environment of a jar or can. Water-bath canning is not safe for vegetables, so if you water-bath canned any potatoes, beans, carrots, corn or other vegetables, I have bad news for you. We do not consider them safe to use. Improperly handled leftover baked potatoes also can become a food safety hazard. A foodborne illness outbreak in a food-service operation was associated with foil-wrapped baked potatoes left in a turned-off oven overnight. The potatoes were unwrapped and made into potato salad the next day. To avoid the risk of foodborne illness, always remove the foil from baked potatoes before storing them, and place them in a refrigerator at 40 F or lower. Enjoy some potatoes in this colorful, hearty soup recipe that can use fresh, canned or baked potatoes. The recipe is adapted from one provided by the Iowa State University “Spend Smart. Eat Smart” program. CONTINUED ON PAGE C19

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For thousands of years, people have harvested the bounties of the sea and also cultivated its “crops.” As global demand for fish increases, these farm-raised stocks will become more important to the food supply. In the United States consumers spent an estimated $86.5 billion for fishery products. In producing and marketing these items, the commercial-fishing industry contributed $43.6 billion in value added to the U.S. GNP; that said, the U.S. imported 5.4-billion pounds (2.5-million metric tons) product weight, valued at $18-billion (NOAA Statistical Highlights 2013). The United Nations reports that around 40 percent of the world’s total fish supply comes from aquaculture. World aquaculture remains a fast-growing food-producing sector, yielding nearly 60 million metric tons with an estimated value of over $119.4 billion in 2010, or an average annual growth rate of 8.8 percent in the last three decades. About 600 aquatic species are raised in captivity in about 190 countries by farming systems of varying input intensities and technological sophistication (FAO 2012). Aquaculture is a catch-all term that encompasses the subsistence, medium-scale or industrial production of commercially important finfish (such as catfish, trout, salmon, tilapia, and various marine species); reptiles (such as turtles, crocodiles and alligators); mollusks (oysters, mussels and clams) and crustaceans (lobsters, shrimp, crabs and crawfish). A distinction can be made between “aquaculture” and “mariculture,” or marine aquaculture. Aquaculture systems tend to be pond, confinement or recirculating systems, and mariculture systems tend to be pen-type enclosures, tended near-shore sea beds or off-bottom containment systems within the sea. Economics In 2010, the top ten producing countries accounted for 87.6 percent by volume and 81.9 percent by value of the world’s farmed food fish. Asia accounted for 89 percent of world aquaculture production by volume, with China remaining, by far, the largest aquaculture producing country. In 2010, the FAO estimated that China accounted for 60 percent of global aquaculture production (FAO 2012). As population demographics and economic forces combine to increase the demand for seafood in the Asia-Pacific region over the coming decade, the dynamics of import-export competition among aquaculture producing countries may shift considerably. What differentiates it from current production? In the coming decades many developing countries will feel pressure to shift more resources toward aquaculture production, due to its environmental and economic efficiencies. Aquaculture species such as tilapia, catfish and crawfish are far more efficient at converting traditional feedstuffs into edible protein than are traditional livestock and poultry species. As a result, many forms of aquaculture production also result in reduced environmental impacts when compared to traditional animal husbandry (Lutz 2001). In most developing countries, if one used the same amount of land (but in the form of a pond) and all the inputs required to produce a 1,000-pound cow, they could produce roughly 4,000 pounds of tilapia and perhaps even more under some conditions. What are the current trends? Within the United States, producers will have to focus on targeting local and regional highend markets and adding value in order to side-step competition from lower-cost commodity-scale imports. Considering

that much of the wholesale cost of seafood products in the United States involves cold storage, transportation and warehousing, opportunities will emerge for producers who can side-step some of these costs. Aquaculture production will increasingly focus on price competition, with certain regions and countries becoming more specialized in certain species. Shrimp and tilapia production can be expected to continue increasing, but only in those regions with the most suitable climate and natural resources, and only where governments are willing to invest in infrastructure and regulatory frameworks that foster industry development. Similar trends will occur with many species, such as salmon and even catfish. One limiting factor for many industrial operations will be access to inputs such as high-quality manufactured feeds. What are the current issues? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated import controls for certain species of farmed seafood from China in recent years. The action was in response to numerous cases of contamination. The five species listed were catfish, shrimp, basa (a species similar to catfish), dace (a species similar to carp) and eel. Quality control in imported products such as these can be expected to continue to improve in the coming years. Private sector aquaculture is in competition with global imports of other aquaculture products, which suggests that greater transparency in supply chains and by retailers with respect to origin-of-product, or local or regional production, could go a long way to aid U.S. producers in securing market share. However, significant increases in feed costs over the past decade have impacted competing aquaculture producers in all parts of the globe. These increased costs have caused many U.S. producers to leave the business as profit margins have eroded or completely disappeared (NASS 2013). As feed costs increase, the relative importance of higher labor costs and regulatory constraints becomes more apparent when comparing aquaculture production budgets in North America and Europe to those in developing countries. During the last two decades, the value of U.S. aquaculture production rose to nearly $1.1 billion. Results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture (NASS 2009) indicated that sales of fish, shellfish and related products grew by 11.7 percent over the previous five years. Since that time, however, production has declined in some sectors. What is the industry outlook? Any aquaculture venture must consider the dynamic nature of the overall seafood industry, whether local, regional or international. Seafood is the “most international” of all proteins, and this trade has been valued at more than twice the combined trade of all other meat and poultry (FAO 2004). Seafood trade occurs in a highly volatile global marketplace that often lacks transparency. Aquaculture industries must compete not only with each other but with wild-caught products as well. World-wide demand has been projected to increase from 133 million metric ton (MT) in 1999/2000 to around 183 million MT by 2015 (Delgado et al. 2003), although the actual figure may be somewhat lower at that point in time. Aquaculture is expected to provide products for the majority of this increased demand, with traditional wildcatch fisheries providing the remainder. Product demand is also expected to change over time, and product diversity in the form of new species (tilapia) and product lines (coatings, flavors, sauces, quick-to-prepare CONTINUED ON PAGE C28


Warm yourself with some soup

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Super Potato Soup 5 c. of cubed potatoes, boiled and drained (canned potatoes or leftover boiled, baked or mashed potatoes can be used) 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter 1 c. onion, chopped 1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth, reduced sodium 1 c. nonfat milk (or more for a thinner soup) 1 c. frozen peas, thawed 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 4 slices American cheese Salt and additional pepper (to taste) Optional garnishes (shredded cheese, sliced green onion, bacon bits) Prepare potatoes. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and red pepper and cook until softened. Stir in the broth and heat to a boil. Add milk, potatoes, peas, salt and pepper. Add cheese slices. Continue heating and stir about two minutes until cheese melts. Garnish each bowl with shredded cheese, sliced green onion and bacon bits as desired. Makes six servings. Without added salt or garnishes, each serving has 250 calories, 9 grams (g) fat, 12 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber and 570 milligrams sodium. ##### Out on a hunting trip in 1948 with his trusty canine companion, Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed the annoying tendency burrs had to stick to his socks, and his dog’s fur. Back at home, giving the burrs an examination underneath his microscope, George noticed the tiny ‘hooks’ that stuck burrs to both fabric and fur. Mestral experimented for years with a variety of textiles before having a play with the newly invented nylon, and Velcro was born. However it wasn’t until roughly two decades later that Velcro’s popularity boomed after NASA took a particular liking to the stick-and-rip stuff.

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Animal diseases to know before you show

By Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Associate, SDSU Animal Science Department January 3, 2018 kicked off the 2018 Animal Care Wednesday Webinar series. Keeping animals healthy is always the first priority of every animal caregiver, young and old. Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, State Veterinarian in South Dakota, provided listeners with a great list of the common diseases to be aware of and watch for in animals for show or exhibition. Additionally, Dr. Oedekoven shared a few of the diseases that are more common in commercial settings or have been in the headlines. Risk Awareness Animals can be exposed to various pathogens (disease causing bugs like bacteria or viruses) on their home farm, while they travel, or at a show. Many times, it isn’t until an animal is stressed, such as a going to a fair that it begins to show signs of an illness. Changes to an animal’s daily routine, different water, and comingling with other animals all increase its risk to develop a disease. Regardless of the species, it is important to be familiar with the most common diseases encountered and then learn the clinical signs to watch for in the animal. Dr. Oedekoven stated, “Implement a strong vaccination program for animals that will be shown or exhibited. Since rabies is a disease of concern for people, consider including a rabies vaccine because these animals have regular, close contact with people.” Common Diseases It is important to be aware of common diseases. Know the diseases or conditions that require show animals to remain at home. Some of the common diseases are zoonotic diseases and can be transmitted to people, so using proper biosecurity practices of cleaning and sanitizing are critical. After all, no exhibitor likes to bring an animal to a fair or show and then be sent home because it is showing signs of a disease that results in rejection. View the lists below to familiarize yourself with some of the common diseases impacting show animals as well as some additional diseases and conditions to be aware of for each animal. Common Diseases & Pathogens • Cattle (beef or dairy) - Respiratory disease (BRD) - Digestive diseases - Warts - Ringworm - Rabies • Pigs - Swine influenza virus (SIV) - Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) - Porcine reproductive and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSv) - Porcine circovirus (PCV) - Erysipelas (Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae) • Sheep - Ringworm - Respiratory disease (Pasteurella spp.) - Ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) - Ram epididymitis (Brucella ovis) - Scrapie • Goats - Respiratory diseases - Scrapie • Horses - Strangles (Streptococcus equi) - Equine herpesvirus (EHV) - Equine influenza virus (EIV) - Pigeon fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis) - Rabies • Poultry - Salmonella pullorum - Avian influenza - Parasites (coccidiosis) - Mycoplasmosis • Rabbits - Pasteurella multocida (snuffles/rhinitis, pneumonia, wry neck) - Staphylococcosis (Staphylococcus aureus) - Ringworm Additional Diseases & Conditions • Cattle (beef or dairy) - Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium pseudotuberculosis) - Trichomoniasis (Tritrichomonas foetus) CONTINUED ON PAGE C24


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*2016 Bourgault 3320 QDA independent opener drill, 60-ft., 10” spacing, mid-row banders, 6550 trailing cart with 4 metering augers 2014 Bourgault 3320 QDA air drill, 76-ft. 7700 series, 700 bushel cart w/side saddle tank, 10” spacing, V-packers, mid-row banders 2008 Bourgault 5710 50-ft., 10” spacing, 6450 leading cart, mid-row banders 2004 Flexi-Coil 5000 12” spacing, double shoot, steel packers Flexi-Coil 5000 52-ft., 10” spacing, steel packers, 2340 vari-rate tank 2014 Bourgault 3710 disc drill, 60-ft. 10” spacing, 6550 leading tank, mid-row banders and metering augers 2009 Case ATX700 70-ft., 12” spacing, rubber packers, 3430 leading cart 2007 New Holland SD550 60-ft., 10” spacing, SC430 cart, double shoot, rubber packers 2003 Bourgault 5710 47-ft., 10” spacing, 5350 leading tank, just in from lease 2002 Bourgault 5710 40-ft., 10” spacing, 5250 trailing tank

COMBINES

Call for details on our combines!

*2006 Gleaner R65 2004 Massey Ferguson 9790 2002 John Deere 9650 STS (4) 1993-1994 Gleaner R62 combines

MISCELLANEOUS

1998 Flexi-Coil 65XL sprayer, 120-ft., Flexi-Coil monitor 2017 Riteway 20-ft. roller 2014 Parker 1348 grain cart, tarp, PTO drive, scale, single axle 2004 Krone 881 Swadro 32-ft. rotary rake 1999 Kinze 840 grain cart, tarp, PTO drive Bobcat 60” hydraulic skidsteer snow blade Bobcat 84” hydraulic skidsteer snow blade * indicates pictured items

*2015 MacDon D65D 40-ft. transport, PU reel, poly cutterbar, poly skid shoes, many combine adaptors available 2015 MacDon FD75 flex single knife, 40-ft. transport, Case adaptor 2014 MacDon D65S 35-ft. transport, single knife, Case adaptor 2014 MacDon D65S 35-ft., upper cross cut auger, transport, poly cutterbar, poly skid shoes, PU reel 2012 MacDon D60S 40-ft., upper cross cut auger, transport, single knife, CA20 combine adaptor 2012 John Deere 640D 40-ft. double knife, PU reel, cross auger 2009 Case 2152 40-ft. transport, Case adaptor, poly cutterbar, poly skid shoes 2006 Case 2052 39-ft. draper header, set up for Case 7000 series combine 2-2009 John Deere 635D headers, double knife, 1 w/boggie wheels, 1 w/transport 2006 Case 2042 36-ft. single knife, PU reel, transport 2006 John Deere 936D 36-ft. PU reel, transport 2005 New Holland 74C flex auger header, double knife, poly cutterbar 2005 MacDon 963 36-ft. single knife 2003 MacDon 972 36-ft. cross auger, transport, single knife, John Deere adaptor 2000 Honeybee SP36 PU reel, Case adaptor, transport 1998 Honeybee SP36 PU reel, New Holland adaptor, transport

TILLAGE

*2017 Summers Diamond Disk 28.5-ft., notched disks, rolling baskets, rental discounts 2016 Summers Diamond Disk 47-ft., notched disks, rolling baskets, rental discounts 2015 Summers 9530 25-ft. Diamond Disk with rolling baskets 2011 Summers 38.5-ft. Diamond Disk, new disks 2 years ago 2015 Great Plains Turbo Max 40-ft. vertical tillage unit. Adjustable blade angle, rolling baskets Constantill 10-ft. deep tillage tool


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Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

MANURE SPREADER FOR SALE

Manure spreader, model 528640, make unknown............................ $1000

Call 406-323-3970, Roundup, MT

By USDA Office of Communications U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny increased access to land and capital for Perdue recently announced the U.S. Deyoung, beginning, veteran and underreprepartment of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and sented farmers. Legislative Principles for 2018 during a • Ensure that voluntary conservation town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, programs balance farm productivity with Pennsylvania. conservation benefits so the most fertile and LIVESTOCK TRUCKING “Since my first day as the Secretary of productive lands remain in production while Billings, Montana Agriculture, I’ve traveled to 30 states, lisland retired for conservation purposes faCovering Montana and out-of-state tening to the people of American agriculture vors more environmentally sensitive acres. about what is working and what is not. The • Support conservation programs that Cell (406) 670-8306 Licensed conversations we had and the people we ensure cost-effective financial assistance for Cell (406) 690-3766 and insured. came across helped us craft USDA’s Farm improved soil health, water and air quality Office (406) 875-2280 Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018,” and other natural resource benefits. said Secretary Perdue. “These principles TRADE & FOREIGN AGRICULwill be used as a road map – they are our TURAL AFFAIRS way of letting Congress know what we’ve • Improve U.S. market competitiveness ALFALFA HAY & BARLEY STRAW heard from the hard-working men and by expanding investments, strengthening women of American agriculture. While we accountability of export promotion proNET WRAPPED ROUND BALES FOR SALE understand it’s the legislature’s job to write grams, and incentivizing stronger financial Approximately 2000 ton the Farm Bill, USDA will be right there partnerships. providing whatever counsel Congress may • Ensure the Farm Bill is consistent with of Alfalfa, some Alfalfa/Grass request or require.” U.S. international trade laws and obliga• USDA’s 2018 Farm Bill and Legislative tions. Approximately 1200 bales of Barley Straw Principles (https://www.usda.gov/sites/ • Open foreign markets by increasing • default/files/documents/2018-farm-billUSDA expertise in scientific and technical We deliver all hay and/or straw we sell and-legislative-principles.pdf): areas to more effectively monitor foreign • FARM PRODUCTION & CONSERpractices that impede U.S. agricultural exWe are also available for trucking VATION ports and engage with foreign partners to • Provide a farm safety net that helps address them. your hay or straw American farmers weather times of ecoFOOD, NUTRITION, AND CON• nomic stress without distorting markets or SUMER SERVICES Can haul rounds, big & small square bales increasing shallow loss payments. • Harness America’s agricultural abun• Promote a variety of innovative crop dance to support nutrition assistance for Contact Craig at (406) 799-5977 insurance products and changes, enabling those truly in need. farmers to make sound production decisions or Tytus at (406) 590-5977 • Support work as the pathway to selfand to manage operational risk. sufficiency, well-being, and economic Simms, MT • Encourage entry into farming through mobility for individuals and families receiving supplemental nutrition assistance. • Strengthen the integrity and efficiency of food and nutrition programs to better serve our participants and protect American taxpayers by reducing waste, fraud and abuse through shared data, innovation, and technology Call Us For Your Price Before You Buy modernization. • Encourage state and local innovations in training, case management, and program design that promote self-sufficiency and achieve www.wildhorseseeds.com AC Metcalfe (PVP) Haxby Hockett (PVP) long-term, stability in employment. • Assure the scientific integrity of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Montech 4193 yellow (PVP) Hampton green (PVP) Alzada Durum (PVP) process through greater Avondale Lentil (PVP) Richlea Lentil transparency and reliance WB Gunnison (PVP) on the most robust body of Corbin (PVP) scientific evidence. • Support nutrition poliLavina Barley Haymaker Barley (PVP) WB 9377 (PVP) cies and programs that are Westford Barley Otana Oats Arvika Peas science based and data drivDuclair (PVP) en with clear and measurable outcomes for policies Vida (PVP) Custom Grass, Forage & Cover Crop Mixes Available and programs. SY Valda (PVP) MARKETING & REGULATORY PROGRAMS Now handling Cibus canola. Call for more information SY Ingmar (PVP) • Enhance our partnerPremium Products & Innovative Profit ships and the scientific tools Chet (PVP) necessary to prevent, mitiOpportunities for Canola Growers gate, and where appropriate, For sales information call eradicate harmful plant and Stop by our booth 133 to discuss your animal pests and diseases Spring Seed Needs! Brad Ruhkamp, Nick Lowen or Dustin Ruhkamp impacting agriculture. February 15-17 – Billings, MT 406-265-5443 • Safeguard our domestic food supply and protect Have your Seed Custom 1 mile north of Havre on Highway 232 animal health through modCleaned and Treated with... Box 1028, NOW ACCEPTING ernization of the tools necesHavre, MT 59501 Custom blend sary to bolster biosecurity, www.wildhorseseeds.com For more information call Musselshell Valley Equip. Roundup, MT

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Trader’s Dispatch, February 2018 — Page C23

FIRST CLASS DELIVERY • Deliver your seed safe, fast and efficient • (4) 2 – LC390 seed tenders IN STOCK!

Gre at f Pul or se Cro ps

LC390 Seed Tender

• Scale system • Remote control • Off load exact bushels you want!

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Industries

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Looking for person to tear barn down free for the wood. Phone 406-899-3681, Chester, MT

ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE Large squares – Large quanity available Call Derek 406-871-3361, Kalispell, MT

##### Oreo cookies were introduced in 1912 and you could get a pound in a novelty can for 25 cents. ##### The Spanish word esposa means “wife.” The plural, esposas, means “wives,” but also “handcuffs.” ##### Avocados are poisonous to birds.

USED PIVOTS FOR SALE

1992 Lockwood 2265 8 Tower 1512-ft. 1991 Valley 6000 6 Tower 735-ft. 1990 Lockwood 2265 8 Tower 1315-ft. 1995 Reinke 665 7 Tower 1270-ft. 1989 Lockwood 2285 8 Tower 1295-ft. 1988 Lockwood 2285 8 Tower 1300-ft. 1985 Reinke/Mini Gator 9 Tower 1106-ft. 2005 Valley 8000 2 Tower 356-ft.

2006 Valley 8000 2 Tower 333-ft. 2007 Valley 8000 2 Tower 356-ft. 2001 Valley 8000 4 Tower 716-ft. Towable 4 Wheel 2006 Valley 8000 2 Tower 316-ft. Towable 2 Wheel Used Wheel Line 5” X 5-ft. 1280-ft. (3) Used Wheel Lines, Mainline Aluminum Pump Wheel Line. Located in Havre, MT

Contact any of our MVI locations: Powell, WY (307) 754-7204 Billings, MT (406) 248-4418 Bismarck, ND (701) 222-4700 Great Falls, MT (406) 761-8195 Wadena, MN (218) 631-9271

TRACTOR FOR SALE 2015 Case IH Maxxum 140 with Case IH L755 loader, Deluxe Cab, Powerboost.

Call 406-984-6257 • Southeast Montana

Animal diseases to know before you show CONTINUED FROM PAGE C20

- Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) - Reproductive, respiratory, and enteric diseases • Pigs - Senecavirus A (SVA) - Pseudorabies virus (PRV) - Swine brucellosis (Brucella suis) • Sheep - Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium pseudotuberculosis) - Q-Fever - Toxoplasmosis - Campylobacter - Internal parasites • Goats - Caprine arthritis and encephalitis (CAE) - Wasting disease - Internal parasites - Contagious echthyma (soremouth) - Coccidiosis - Clostridial diseases - Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium pseudotuberculosis) • Horses - West nile virus (WNV) - Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) - Western equine encephalitis virus (WEE) - Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) - Poultry - Bacterial and viral diseases - Nutritional diseases • Rabbits - Listeriosis - Enterotoxemia - Parasite infections (coccidiosis, mites, larval worms) - Nutritional diseases Other Considerations Other topics that were briefly introduced include: • State requirements for South Dakota: Chapter 12:68:12 Exhibition of Animals • Interstate movement of animals guidelines • USDA official tags and official identification (by species) • Certificates of Veterinarian Inspection (CVI) • Poultry exhibition requirements and pullorum testing • Establish veterinary client patient relationship (VCPR) Dr. Oedekoven did not go in-depth on each disease shared, but check out his presentation handout for suggested resources at the Animal Care Wednesday Webinar (https:// animalscience.unl.edu/animal-care-resources) website. Seek out resources through SDSU Extension or the Animal Industry Board (http://aib.sd.gov) to learn more about a specific disease and its clinical signs. Animal Care Wednesday Webinars To listen to this and past webinars, visit the animal care resource website (https://animalscience.unl.edu/animal-careresources) website. For more information about upcoming Animal Care Wednesday Webinars, please contact Heidi Carroll (https://igrow.org/about/authors/heidi-carroll/).

National Drink Wine Day

Date When Celebrated : Always February 18 Now here’s a day we all can enjoy, assuming you are 21 or older, of course. Go down to the wine cellar, or the nearest liquor store, and select a very fine wine. For today is National Drink Wine Day. We all know that apples were the first fruit, in the garden of Eden. Grapes were most likely there, too. It was probably soon after, that wine was discovered. This author envisions an early Cave Man, finding some grapes that he had stored in his cave. His kids had accidentally stomped on them some time before, while playing in the cave. Food was scarce back then. Our Cave Man drank the juice lying in a puddle on the shelf, and the rest is history! Did You Know? Wine bottles have been discovered dating back to 325A.D. Pour a glass of wine and let’s toast to National Drink Wine Day! Important: Please drink responsibly. And, if you do drink, don’t drive.


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NEW Product! VW John Deere 1870 Seed Offset

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

ATTENTION

Northeast Montana Producers

VW will once again be planning a SPRING DELIVERY to your area. Call with your orders and get on our list. ORDER EARLY to secure product availability.

Thank you to all who visited our booth during MAGIE

VW replacement for Morris double shoot

NEW Product! VW Bourgault Edge-On Single Shoot

Opener shown with VWM1C - main front drill point with two carbides. VWM3C and M4C - side plates with carbide imbedded and full carbide M2C deflector.

Call for your e sampl Custom Carbide seed boots for JD 1890 disc drill with three carbides along wear edge to prevent wear. Will likely outlast your drill!!

VW IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ SOURCE FOR FULL CARBIDE POINTS, CARBIDE PAIRED ROW ATTACHMENTS, ETC., FOR FLEXI-COIL, CNH AND NH AIR HOE DRILLS

front and sides - single shoot up to 31/2” spread - shown on VW14FB opener. Also fits other common openers.

VW10FC full carbide

Fits common openers.

VW2CC

Has two front carbides. Shown on JD opener.

VW21DSF

2 widths - 4” & 5” Fits VW14FB and Flexi Stealth for double shoot Has 4 carbides on each side

NEW Product! VW Degelman Pro-Till Carbide Scraper Set & forget!

VW3C

Fits Versatile - Cereal.

VW11FC - 31/4” - full carbide Fits VW14FB opener and other common openers. Very popular single shoot drill point - up to 21/2” spread.

VW12FC - 21/4” - full carbide Up to 1.5” spread. Fits on VW14FB and other common openers.

VWJD1870 & 1830 carbide scrapers for the John Deere 1870 & 1830 drills. Set and forget!

VW13FC 1.5” Slim Spread Fits VW14FB. Also fits other common openers - single shoot drill point.

Comes in 3” & 4”

• Our VW32 RPR Seeding System for most drills • Custom Carbide Seed Boots for JD Disk Drills • Carbide Mud Scrapers for Flexi-Coil, John Deere and others • Fertilizer Boot with Replaceable Carbide Tip for Seedmaster • Carbide Knock-on Spoons for McKay Wedge and others • Carbide Points for AcraPlant and others • Many other applications

VW10FC - 41/4” - full carbide

VW4C

Fits IH Eagle Beak opener IH 7200 - IH 8500

VW19B18 & 20B20

Carbide scrapers for the 18” & 20” Bourgault Disc Drills. Long Lasting!

NEW Product! VW Bourgault Packer Wheel Carbide Scraper VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL FOR INFO ON OTHER PRODUCTS WE CARRY

with 4 carbides instead of 1

VW32 RPR

NEW Product! VW Bourgault Speed Lock Single Shoot

Paired row - double shoot for C shank. Fertilizer delivered between seed rows.

VW Carbide spoon for common wedge systems VW5FC - 31/4” + VW6FC - 21/4” VW8FC - 31/4” + VW9FC - 21/4” Call for details.

VW7CC 3 carbides

Fits on VW14FB and other common openers.

NEW Product! VW Versatile Carbide Scraper Set & forget!

Mud scrapers for JD drills also

VW17FS

Carbide mud scraper for Flexi-Coil. Many times life of original.

VW11FC - 31/4” drill point

Shown on W14FB opener. Also fits other common openers.

VW7CC - 3 carbides

Shown on VW14FB. Also shown on VW14FB is VW21DSF


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SPRAYER FOR SALE

Flexi-Coil 65 90-ft. sprayer, double nozzles, windscreens, 1000 gallon tank, 18.4x26 diamond tires.

Smith earns Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station award

By University of Wyoming Extension UW Extension rangeland specialist and UW A Laramie Research and Extension assistant professor. Center (LREC) unit manager who ensures For over a year Smith has managed 14 approximately 250 beef cows are bred, FOR SALE: cattle-yak crosses in a program to address fed, grazed and remain healthy, livestock high-altitude pulmonary hypertension, also research is managed with reliable experiCat D-4D Dozer known as brisket disease. Smith and crew mental controls and UW classes and student built temporary corrals in the parking lot employees gain real-world experience has of the Jelm Mountain Observatory last fall, earned the 2018 Kathleen Bertoncelj Agand over the course of a month, he hauled ricultural Experiment Station (AES) Staff about 600 gallons of water per day and Award. delivered about 25 tons of hay to the top of Travis Smith, beef unit manager of the the 9,656-ft. peak. LREC, was recognized in December in Smith often contributes to scientific paLaramie for contributions in the three areas pers, which in 2015 included serving as coof the University of Wyoming (UW) Land author on research published in the Journal Grant mission – research, teaching, and of Animal Science and Rangelands. outreach. In his teaching role, Smith has coordiIn research, Smith has helped coordinate nated student laboratories for UW beef experiments for faculty investigators and production classes and taught artificial graduate students, including the logistics insemination and breeding exercises. Smith of moving animals, synchronizing breeding has served as adviser and co-adviser for the protocols, supervising calving, and managUW Ranch Horse Team, helped re-establish ing animal handling and sampling. with direct electric start and 10-ft. angle dozer. the UW ROTC mounted color guard, and “Travis has a strong work ethic and has $13,500 obo supervises student workers. always been ready and willing to assist. He Smith has gained notoriety for managing routinely works long hours and finds soluPhone: (406) 799-6923 Pistol and Pete, the pair of Haflinger draft tions to complex animal research logistical horses that pull the College of Agriculture questions,” said nominator Derek Scasta, and Natural Resources sheep wagon and other wagons in parades and events around the state. He helps coordinate Laramie Research and Extension Center’s annual family farm day and assists with UW Extension artificial insemination (AI) “See all current inventory, photos and workshops. prices at www.mtrpwr.com.” “Travis is a true asset to UW, given his humble attitude, expertise in beef cattle management, and ability to collaborate in a meaningful 8way,” said Scasta. Blow Out 00 To Choose Price $38,0 From! Friends and supporters made gifts to establish the Kathleen Bertoncelj AES Staff Award last year. Bartoncelj is a former senior office associate in WAES who worked at UW for 38 years, the last 16 in WAES. As the research unit of the College of Agriculture (8) 06 Volvos VNL64T, Cummins ISX ST 450 hp, Jake, 10 spd direct, air ride, 215"WB, stand up sleeper, signature and Natural Resources, the tanks,PW, Pwr mirrors, dual air ride seats, traction control, tilt & cruise, alum wheels, 80% Brakes!! WAES funds85% and tires!! activelySt promotes investigations to increase agricultural productivity, natural resource stewardship, and commuCall us, we’ll e-mail nity well-being. The LREC you 30 pictures is one of four research and experiment stations WAES operates around the state. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/ or contact aes@uwyo. edu or (307) 766-3667. SAVE SAVE SALE PRICE le Price Phone (406) 799-4614, Galata, MT

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$25,000

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Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1991 Versatile 876 tractor, 4900 hours, 60% tread............... ............................................................... $34,000 $30,000 Apache sprayer tires, Titan 380/90R46, 40% tread..... $2000

CONTINUED FROM PAGE C22

prevention, surveillance, emergency response, and border security. • Protect the integrity of the USDA organic certified seal and deliver efficient, effective oversight of organic production practices to ensure organic products meet consistent standards for all producers, domestic and foreign. • Ensure USDA is positioned appropriately to review production technologies if scientifically required to ensure safety, while reducing regulatory burdens. • Foster market and growth opportunities for specialty crop growers while reducing regulatory burdens that limit their ability to be successful. FOOD SAFETY & INSPECTION SERVICES • Protect public health and prevent foodborne illness by committing the necessary resources to ensure the highest standards of inspection, with the most modern tools and scientific methods available. • Support and enhance FSIS programs to ensure efficient regulation and the safety of meat, poultry and processed egg products, including improved coordination and clarity on execution of food safety responsibilities. • Continue to focus USDA resources on products and processes that pose the greatest public health risk. RESEARCH, EDUCATION & ECONOMICS • Commit to a public research agenda that places the United States at the forefront of food and agriculture scientific development. • Develop an impact evaluation approach, including the use of industry panels, to align

research priorities to invest in high priority innovation, technology, and education networks. • Empower public-private partnerships to leverage federal dollars, increase capacity, and investments in infrastructure for modern food and agricultural science. • Prioritize investments in education, training and the development of human capital to ensure a workforce capable of meeting the growing demands of food and agriculture science. • Develop and apply integrated advancement in technology needed to feed a growing and hungry world. RURAL DEVELOPMENT • Create consistency and flexibility in programs that will foster collaboration and assist communities in creating a quality of life that attracts and retains the next generation. • Expand and enhance the effectiveness of tools available to further connect rural American communities, homes, farms, businesses, first responders, educational facilities, and healthcare facilities to reliable and affordable high-speed internet services. • Partner with states and local communities to invest in infrastructure to support rural prosperity, innovation and entrepreneurial activity. • Provide the resources and tools that foster greater integration among programs, partners and the rural development customer. NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT

Phone (406) 861-0558, Broadview, Montana

2018 PRODUCTION CONTRACTS AVAILABLE

BELLE PULSES USA GROWER MEETING February 13, 2018

HEDA, Inc. (old Hingham School, enter on north side of building)

CURRENT AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS 9:00 - 9:15 am - Jayson Hauer - General Manager of Belle Pulses USA Welcome/Forecast 9:15 - 10:15 am - Shylea Wingard - Hill County Extension Agent Pesticides (1 credit available) 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break 10:30 - 11:00 am - Adam Gutzwiler - Chief Inspector for MT Dept. of Ag Sampling Process 11:00 - 12:00 pm - Question and Answer Panel with Josh VanWechel - Certified Crop Advisor & Producer; Greg Stordahl - Bureau Chief of MT Dept. of Ag; Tina Wood - Licensed Crop Insurance Agent; Lanny Jones - Pulse Producer (22 years) 12:00 pm - Lunch at Spencer’s Hi-Way Bar - All are Welcome

To RSVP Contact: Jayson Hauer, General Manager Belle Pulses USA, Hingham, MT Office Phone: 406-397-3168 Email: Jayson@bellepulsesusa.com

CONTINUED ON PAGE C29

SPECIAL FINANCING on all New and Used Equipment

----------------------------- Used Tractors -----------------------------

2013 New Holland T7.235 CVT tractor, 1800 hours, 540E/1000 PTO, 865TL 177” lift loader, 102” bucket & grapple. Warranty till 2/13/18.....$107,500

2013 New Holland TS6 140 MFWD, 140 hp, 664 hours.......................$54,000

2015 Case IH Farmall 75C with loader, 111 hours.............................$43,000

New Holland TL80A tractor, loader, 80 hp...............................$39,500

2009 New Holland T4020 tractor, loader, 2155 hours, 65 hp, canopy...$25,500

At Western Montana New Holland

Case 780 tractor, loader, backhoe.$9800

we sell parts for FORD tractors and other makes

----------------------- Used Hay Equipment ----------------------Case IH LB334 3x3 baler, 8000 bales, excellent.................................... $79,500 New Holland 282 baler, twine................................................................... $2900 New Holland BR7090 round baler, wide pickup, twine & net................. $26,500 2016 New Holland BB340S baler, 2200 bales...................................... $95,000 New Holland BB340S 3x4 baler, tandem axle, 12,500 bales................ $57,000 New Holland 1034 bale wagon, pull type, very nice.............................. $12,500 New Holland 1049 balewagon, no cab..................................................... $9500 New Holland 1048 bale wagon, ready soon............................................. $8000 John Deere 955 swing tongue, mower flail conditioner, 14-ft. 9” cut.........$9500 John Deere 936 11-ft. 6” cut disc, flail conditioner.................................$11,500

John Deere 4995 windrower, 2200 hours, consigned............................$69,000 John Deere 820 mower conditioner..........................................................$9800 Kubota DM1022 3 point disc mower, 7-ft. 2” cut, like new.........................$7800 New Holland H7550 discbine, very nice................................................$16,500 2015 New Holland 488 haybine, like new..............................................$14,400 New Holland 488 mower conditioner........................................................$8500 New Holland 116 mower conditioner, for parts.........................................$2900 New Holland 258 rake, rubber teeth, ground drive...................................$5200 New Holland 258 rake, hydraulic drive, rubber teeth................................$5700

Western Montana New Holland 1-406-728-1996 • 1-877-728-1996 Wayne Miller, Manager – 406-369-0348 Jason Clinkenbeard, Sales – 406-239-3529

7719 Thornton Drive Missoula, MT


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STORAGE CONTAINERS 20 and 40-ft. – For rent or sale Delivery anywhere in Montana

Call (406) 460-1142, Dupuyer, MT

WANTED TO BUY

Fire damaged or non-running tractors

TRACTORS WANTED

Allis-Chalmers, John Deere, IHC, Moline, Massey-Ferguson or what have you got? NEED ALL MECHANICAL FRONTS. International 806, 1206, 1256, 1456; Allis Chalmers D21, pieces or parts; Minneapolis-Moline AT1400 or AT1600; Oliver 4WD’s

Phone Circle G Salvage

Robert Grube, 403 Emmerling Circle, Walhalla, ND 58282

Tractor and Combine Buyers

Phone 701-549-2737 or 701-265-2220 leave message Please send pictures to: E-mail: bomar@utma.com

Parallel squeeze

Pivot squeeze

Free pick up or Delivery within 300 miles.

Beefcake by DewEze

Tackle daily livestock feeding chores Designed to fit any feeding style Featuring electric or hydraulic models

2015 GMC 3500 SRW, 4x4, double cab, gas, new 675 DewEze 2010 Dodge 3500 dually crew cab diesel with used HydraBed.

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meal offerings) will play important roles in established and emerging markets. Almost all innovative new product offerings are currently based on the top four aquaculture species, and much of the demand is driven by retail outlets that demand supply stability, consistency and product standardization (NFI 2011). In various parts of the globe, however, aquaculture entrepreneurs may find increasing opportunities by focusing on alternative species, siting and planning their operations for targeted markets of defined scope, and avoiding competition with major commodity products. Back to top. Marketing How is your product being marketed? Successful small- to medium-sized companies create business plans and stick with them. Big businesses even go a step further by developing formal “pipelines” within their short-term business plans where potential clients are assigned staff to service their needs and develop sales. Progress is routinely recorded and analyzed with respect to the underlying reasons for wins and losses, progress of opportunities in relation to the sales process, note the most successful staff working with the potential client and adjust the team accordingly, and if sales are underway, look at the sales customer service situation. They may even set up and manage alliances with third-party companies to leverage one another’s contacts and expertise. Successful businesses of all sizes have universal procedures for ensuring success, even in tough economic times. By researching sound business-development practices, developing a business and sales plan, and networking, any size operation will benefit. Assume from the start that as much time and effort will be spent on marketing as on production within any successful aquaculture venture. Are you targeting specific distribution, retail or consumer groups? To get an order for your aquaculture product, you need to do a few things. First, identify companies (restaurants, distributors, institutional food services) and other potential outlets (farmers’ markets, direct-to-consumer sales). MarketMaker found on the AgMRC homepage will help a great deal, making this an easy exercise. Once you have your businesses and outlets targeted, you need to identify the name of the key person in that organization to whom you hope to sell the product. This person is a decision-maker. Don’t settle for anyone else. If it is a restaurant, it may be the chef and not the owner, or both may be important in your sales call. Product differentiation. What makes your product unique? This could be local production, production environment (animal welfare), culinary quality of product or suitability to special presentations. Once customers have been identified and engaged, a critical aspect in aquaculture marketing involves accommodation: giving those customers what they want in terms of size, presentation, consistency, quality and scheduling. An equally critical point is conveying to the customer the attributes of your product and/or the service associated with your company that makes purchasing your product, rather than that of the competition, and easy and logical decision. Who or what is your competition? This question should have been answered early on when creating your business plan. The best starting point it to do a cost-of-production analysis in the business plan that will determine the wholesale and retail price points of your product. Certification programs: Any certification program that improves quality control or

reduces operational risk is well worth your time. Additionally, certification programs are strong additions to your marketing communications. Some programs, for example, ISO-9000-type programs for agriculture, are quality-assurance, efficiency-improvement, and production-risk-reduction systems that are designed to continually improve all aspects of the business. Back to top. Production The term ‘aquaculture” is applied to the production systems for both fish and waterdwelling non-fish creatures. Currently, U.S. aquaculture production takes place mainly on land in ponds or in coastal waters under states’ jurisdictions. The largest single sector of the U.S. aquaculture industry has historically been catfish, followed by shellfish (including clams, crab, lobster, oysters, scallops and shrimp) and then trout and other stocking and food fish. Figures from the 2007 Census (NASS 2009) indicated sales of catfish at $455.4 million, and combined food (slaughter) and stocking sales of trout at $210.6 million. Sales of cultured shellfish totaled $293.9 million. By 2012, catfish sales had dropped to $341 million, down 20 percent from the previous year, while the value of trout for food and stocking had fallen to $178.6 million, which was actually a 6 percent increase from 2011 (NASS 2013). In contrast, the value and landings of commercially caught shellfish increased from $2.1 to $2.7 billion and from 1.1 billion to 1.4 billion pounds, respectively, between 2007 and 2011 (NMFS 2012). Recent production advances have enabled several commercial finfish and shellfish operations to locate offshore operations in more exposed, open-ocean sites, for example, in state waters off Hawaii and New Hampshire. Other advances have driven established and newly emerging recirculating-production systems to potentially take high-quality product from high-value species, not just to specialty markets, but to grocery distributors and retail restaurant chains. Non-fish species are allowing enterprising entrepreneurs to address specialty high-value markets. We will consider production systems and non-fish species in the following sections: Offshore aquaculture. The practice of culturing aquatic species in offshore cages has been severely criticized in some circles, based on the potential for negative environmental impacts, but these impacts have not been sufficiently detrimental to prevent the industry from expanding in many areas of the globe. Offshore cage culture is an ongoing commercial enterprise in Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, the Shetland Islands, Spain, Turkey and elsewhere. . Closed-system and “semi-closed” systems. These are systems where the fish are kept in tanks or ponds or raceways (connected concrete tanks) where the contact with the surrounding environment is strictly limited. A good example of a “closed” system would be fish production within a building within water-recirculating tanks; a good example of a semi-closed system would be catfish or bass in an outdoor pond. Usually, the more “closed” the system, the more critical are the needs for water -quality and temperature control, system monitoring, etc. In a recirculating-water tank systems there can be great control and monitoring of almost every production variable. For this reason, these systems can be stocked at extremely high population densities, CONTINUED ON PAGE C32


Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 CONTINUED FROM PAGE C27

• Make America’s forests work again through proactive cost-effective management based on data and sound science. • Expand Good Neighbor Authority and increase coordination with states to promote job creation and improve forest health through shared stewardship and stakeholder input. • Reduce litigative risk and regulatory impediments to timely environmental review, sound harvesting, fire management and habitat protection to improve forest health while providing jobs and prosperity to rural communities. • Offer the tools and resources that incentivize private stewardship and retention of forest land. MANAGEMENT • Provide a fiscally responsible Farm Bill that reflects the Administration’s budget goals. • Enhance customer service and compliance by reducing regulatory burdens on USDA customers. • Modernize internal and external IT solutions to support the delivery of efficient, effective service to USDA customers. • Provide USDA full authority to responsibly manage properties and facilities under its jurisdiction. • Increase the effectiveness of tools and resources necessary to attract and retain a strong USDA workforce that reflects the citizens we serve. • Recognize the unique labor needs of agriculture and leverage USDA’s expertise to allow the Department to play an integral role in developing workforce policy to ensure farmers have access to a legal and stable workforce. • Grow and intensify program availability to increase opportunities for new, beginning, veteran, and underrepresented producers.

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Several NDSU Extension agents and specialists attend the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference. Pictured are, standing, from left: Karla Meikle (agent, Morton County), Rick Schmidt (agent, Oliver County), Crystal Schaunaman (agent, McIntosh County), Brian Zimprich (agent, Ransom County), Ron Wiederholt (central district director), Penny Nester (agent, Kidder County), Dena Kemmet (agent, Mercer County), Caroline Homan (agent, LaMoure County), Meagan Scott (4-H youth development specialist), Brad Cogdill (chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development) and Amelia Doll (agent, Burleigh County); seated: Kimberly Fox (agent, Benson County) and Acacia Stuckle (agent, Emmons County). (NDSU photo)

Several North Dakota State University Extension Service agents and specialists were honored at the recent National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, for their work with 4-H. The recipients and the awards they received were: • Adrian Biewer, 4-H youth development specialist, NDSU Extension Service Center for 4-H Youth Development - Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to an NAE4-HA member with seven or more years of work in 4-H • Kimberly Fox, agent, Benson County - Achievement in Service Award, which honors NAE4-HA members with more than three and less than seven years of experience in 4-H, and a Regional First-Time Conference Attendee Award • Samantha Lahman, agent, Pembina County - Achievement in Service Award • Maxine Nordick, agent, Cass County - 25 Years of Service Award • Crystal Schaunaman, agent, McIntosh County - Distinguished Service Award • Rick Schmidt, agent, Oliver County - Meritorious Service Award, which recognizes NAE4-HA members with 15 or more years of work in 4-H • Rachelle Vettern, 4-H leadership-volunteer development specialist, Center for 4-H Youth Development - National Specialty Award for Excellence in 4-H Volunteerism - Team, which honors Extension professionals for their work in managing a 4-H volunteer program and/or enhancing 4-H volunteer development 4-H, a program of the NDSU Extension Service, provides hands-on, real-life experiences through projects, activities and events, and is available to all youth in every county in North Dakota. 4-H is the only research-based youth organization in the state. Research shows that youth involved in 4-H are three times more likely to be active in their communities, nearly twice as likely to attend college and 56 percent more physically active.

Market development proposals sought

By Montana Pulse Crop Committee The Montana Pulse Crop Committee is seeking proposals to fund market development projects and educational projects designed to promote and enhance Montana’s pulse industry. All funding awards will be determined by the Montana Pulse Crop Committee and proposals are due March 1 by 4 pm MST. Visit http://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/PulseRFP_2018.pdf for a complete list of guidelines, eligibility requirements and application procedures. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Pulse Crop Committee, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Treston Vermandel at 406-860-7480 or via email tvermandel@ mt.gov. The Montana Pulse Crop Committee’s mission is to invest in and deliver support for marketing, research, education, and policy development programming that improves return on investment for the pulse producers of Montana.


Food Safety and Nutrition Educator receives honor

By University of Wyoming Extension Whether handing out recipes and food samples at farmers markets, teaching menu planning and how to read a nutrition label or team teaching food safety practices with the local health inspector, Vicki Hayman, Weston County nutrition and food safety educator for the northeast area of the state, engages with people to help them improve their lives. Hayman was awarded the Jim DeBree Excellence in Extension Award – UW Extension’s highest honor – during extension’s annual conference in Laramie in December. As a member of extension’s Healthy Eating Focus team, Hayman teaches food preparation skills; Dining with Diabetes and other Chronic Diseases; and the Real Food program, all with hands-on learning and resources to ensure healthy changes last after the end of class. “Vicki includes innovative approaches and multiple teaching styles to expand her audience and increase program impacts,” said nominator Denise Smith, nutrition and food safety educator in Niobrara County. Audiences can open a newspaper, turn on the radio or catch a podcast, blog or Pinterest post for new ideas and Hayman’s take on eating for health, fitness and enjoyment. She prepares a biweekly column for the Weston County Gazette (Upton), The Sundance Times (Sundance) and the High Plains Sentinel (Wright). She submits a monthly column for the Newsletter Journal in Newcastle and articles for the quarterly Backyards and Barnyards magazine for small-acreage landowners. Publications and curricula co-developed or authored by Hayman include Cooking It Up! Diabetes-Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love, Cooking It Up! Friendly One-Pot Meals from Your Pressure Cooker, the Real Food curriculum, Calcium Science Investigation (CSI) curriculum, and the Wyoming 4-H Fabric and Fashion Manual. Hayman promotes interaction and cooperation among agencies and organizations through a variety of roles, said Smith. These include adviser, coalition member, facilitator and liaison. The Jim DeBree Award is named in honor of the retired Wyoming extension administrator and given each year to an extension employee who demonstrates a high level of professionalism, performance and leadership within their program areas and communities. Hayman joined UW Extension in 1997 and is based in Newcastle.

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production that provides a high potential return on the initial investment and operating cost. These systems require power and back-up power systems to move air or water or both air and water to facilitate the removal of toxins and maintain proper dissolved oxygen levels. The design of the system may allow “size grading” of the fish as they grow. This is important to keep larger fish from killing smaller fish. Fish of similar size can be reared together at higher production densities, again, contributing to overall system efficiency and profitability. Closed systems also have the greatest bio-safety food-security risk-management potential; they also have the highest operating costs. If it is a controlled system in a building, diseases are more easily and efficiently identified and dealt with, it is easier to segregate and keep from impacting the entire production operation. Fish species well suited to closed recirculating systems include: tilapia, hybrid striped bass, barramundi (“Australian sea bass”), yellow perch, sturgeon and eel. Other species including walleyes, trout, catfish, largemouth bass, koi/carp, shiners, bluegills and sunfish can be raised in these systems, but may be more efficiently and economically produced in outdoor pond systems. In pond systems, greater exposure to the atmosphere and perhaps more constant water change help to buffer upsets to the system; however, greater exposure to the environment also creates greater exposure to disease organisms, hinders optimal growth, production, and population densities. Pond systems can be profitable in that they focus on species that are well suited to ponds. These species produce harvestable product and may provide high potential return on initial investment, due to relatively low operating costs. The most simple pond systems may not use any type of filtration or need any energy inputs. Most have some aeration and use automatic feeders. Large commercial operations tend to be located in areas of the country where temperatures allow year-round or mostly year-round production. Fish species well suited to outdoor pond systems include: tilapia, yellow perch, walleyes, trout, catfish, largemouth bass, koi/carp, shiners, bluegills and sunfish. Various “non-fish” species, turtles, alligator, and shrimp for example, also are well suited to pond-system production. Other species including hybrid striped bass can be raised in these systems, but may be more efficiently and economically raised in an indoor recirculating system. Management Labor needed for the enterprise? Like any livestock operation, aquaculture systems need human monitoring and attention. Personnel demands increase with the size and/or complexity of the operation. For example, a simple pond system may do well with a regular attention from the owners. A complex recirculating system will require regular checks, data recording and system maintenance. Most commercial ventures have full-time and part-time employees trained in production and post-harvest handling; as well as emergency procedures. Labor and inputs required? Pond systems will require enough land for the ponds, support and storage buildings. Recirculating systems can be housed in new purpose-built construction, re-purposed storefronts, warehouses or farm buildings. There are various licensing and inspection protocols that vary from state to state. While many states have made some effort

to streamline the licensing process in order to foster or support local aquaculture industries, many others have stifled industry growth through a proliferation of permit requirements from various state and local agencies. Usually, your state Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife and the Department of Agriculture should be contacted as soon as possible to determine what permits are needed for your operation (in addition, local zoning, health and other regulations may also apply). For example, the following laws and regulations are taken from those required for producers from one Midwestern state: Aquaculture unit license: Needed to operate a hatchery, to engage in the business of propagating fish in private waters or to hold fish for commercial purposes. The state conservation officer in your area must approve the application before a license can be issued. The licensee is allowed to possess, propagate, buy, sell, deal in and transport fish produced from breeding stock lawfully acquired. Operators must secure breeding stock from licensed private fish hatcheries in the state or from lawful sources outside the state. When purchasing fish, keep the bill of sale that allows possession to spawn, rear and harvest fish. Additionally, anyone bringing fish or fish eggs into the state that are not native must submit an application to the DNR and receive a permit prior to transporting the fish into the state. The DNR may require certification that the source of fish or fish eggs is disease-free. Bait dealer’s license: required if minnows, frogs, or clams are sold for fish bait. The license also allows the licensee to obtain bait from lakes and streams where permitted. NPDES permit: This permit, from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), is needed for discharge of “used” water. Generally, only relatively large operations or flow-through hatcheries will need an NPDES permit. Water withdrawal permit: This permit is required if withdrawal from a groundwater or surface water source is in excess of 25,000 gallons per day. Water storage permit: The permit is needed if natural runoff is captured and stored (e.g., a dam across a waterway) and the permanent storage is in excess of 18 acre feet. Well construction permit: This permit is required prior to construction of new water wells. Floodplain development permit: This permit may be needed if a fish farm is constructed on the flood plain of a stream or if a dam is constructed across a waterway or stream. Processing plant permit to operate a packing plant or slaughterhouse where fish are killed or dressed for food. ##### When I am an old coot... I will drop my dentures into the punch bowl at parties when I think the others have had enough. ##### When I am an old coot... I will teach the children not to gamble by cheating them in little card games and taking their lunch money. ##### When I am an old coot... I will carry a little whisk broom and brush the dandruff from people’s shoulders. ##### Every path has a few puddles.


Breeding resistant chickens for improved food safety

A new test developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, could make it easier to breed pathogen-resistant chickens. The test identifies roosters whose blood contains naturally high levels of two key chemicals, cytokines and chemokines. These chemicals mobilize the birds’ innate immune response, according to ARS microbiologist Christi Swaggerty, in ARS’s Food and Feed Safety Research Unit. Using the new test, commercial poultry breeders can single out roosters that have a strong immune response and use them to selectively breed a more robust flock. Such resistance, especially during the birds’ first week of life, may lower costs related to animal well-being and food safety. Protecting chickens from pathogens involves sanitation, vaccination, biosecurity and use of antibiotics and other medications. But some chickens have an especially robust and efficient immune response and can resist pathogens, notes Swaggerty. The researchers used the test to select roosters for breeding a line of resistant broilers. They then exposed the resistant broilers to several pathogens. They compared the resistant group to a group of susceptible broilers bred from roosters with low cytokine and chemokine levels. The published results showed that the susceptible broilers had more pathogens and signs of infection than the resistant group. Ultimately, such resistance could mean fewer pathogens remaining on birds at the processing plant and improved consumer safety, Swaggerty notes. Swaggerty and her colleagues study the genetics of chickens’ resistance to foodborne disease-causing pathogens, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter. Some species of these two bacteria together cause 2 to 3 million U.S. cases of foodborne illness in consumers and 450-500 deaths annually. Another poultry disease, coccidiosis, is caused by a singlecelled parasite known as Eimeria. In the U.S., coccidiosis inflicts annual production losses of up to $800 million, making this intestinal disease a significant threat to nearly 9 billion U.S. meat-type birds.

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40-ton RGN trailer for hire to transport combines, tractors, sprayers, floaters, construction equipment, etc. Within Montana & surrounding states. We also have 48-ft. step deck trailers available. Insured & experienced. Call Roger or Larry at Roger Rader Inc., Sun River, MT 406-264-5475 (MC# 170263 US DOT# 128029)

Low commodity prices are making for tough times in agriculture

By K-State Research and Extension News which famers use as collateral for their Falling commodity prices and sliding operating loans, is another concern. As farmland values over the past three years average commodity prices go down, Hund are pushing some farmers into troubling said, so does the level of coverage a farmer financial territory. It’s tough to think about can purchase. the future when you’re worried about The average price of U.S. wheat fell to making mortgage payments or paying off $4.89 per bushel in the 2015/2016 marketequipment, but Kansas State University economist Duane Hund is urging farmers ing year from $7.77 three years earlier, to be proactive in taking stock of their situaccording to the U.S. Department of Agation and talking with their lenders. riculture. The average price of corn was “I’ve been hearing from people I haven’t $3.61 a bushel in 2015-2016, about half 3 CNC Lathe Work with 81/2" spindle bore talked to in 10 years or more,” Hund said the 2012-2013 price of $6.89. ✓ Irrigation Pump Repair of the concern people are expressing about Hund, who has worked with more than ✓ Heavy Duty Industrial Machining and Repair their financial situation. As the director 1,000 farmers over the past 32 years, said ✓ Portable Line Boring ✓ Welding of the Farm Analyst program at K-State, some people are asking if a recent increase ✓ Large Lathe and Mill Work he and a team of farm economists work in interest rates is a harbinger of what hap✓ Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Machine Work confidentially with farmers across the state pened in the 1980s, when interest rates to determine the best path to profitability. soared, and the farm economy plummeted. Largest Capacity CNC Cylinder Boring Some people are overextended creditHe referred to the December 13, 2017, an& Line Boring within 500 mile radius wise, he said, and having trouble getting nouncement by the Federal Reserve that it renewals on their lines of credit. That’s was raising the benchmark federal funds partly due to the unstable land market in rate by a quarter of a point to a range of 1-855-285-0179 or 406-285-0179 some parts of the state, which is sparking 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent, the third inMark Oelke – Owner caution among lenders, especially where a crease this year. In its announcement, the 20 W. Cedar • PO Box 788 • Three Forks, MT 59752 farmer’s land is used as collateral. agency noted an overall strengthening labor Visit us on the web at: www.mwmachine.net The declining value of crop insurance, market and economic activity, even amid the year’s hurricane-related fluctuations. “This may not be a negative, but could be positive,” Hund said of the interestrate increase. “I’m somewhat hopeful that this isn’t a harbinger of a problem but an increase in demand.” He said the current economic situation is especially difficult for young farmers just starting out: “Some don’t have a lot of equity, and machinery values are down, especially in comparison with what they owe on it. In some cases, the value of machinery is below what the debt is that’s against it.” Lenders are being cautious about how they value machinery, he said, but added that the criteria banks use can be subjective. If they see equipment that doesn’t sell for much at a farm sale in their county, it can influence the lender’s thoughts, but that same type of equipment may sell for much more next week in another part of the state. “Some banks are optimistic and willing to take on a WATCH FOR UPCOMING SPECIALS new loan or two. Others are pessimistic and concerned that conditions can get worse before they get better Our Weatherized Mineral and are being very cautious Resists Caking & Won’t Blow Away about extending credit or writing new loans,” he said. Complete & Balanced Nutrition with True Chelates “One bad loan can influence a lender’s thoughts about all Costs Only Pennies per Head per Day of their farm loans. Hund said he’s not aware of any foreclosures currently, but some farmers BLOCKS AND TUBS AVAILABLE! who were already nearing retirement are exiting now. Others are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy, which allows farmers to restructure CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER kaydeefeed.com • 844-9KAYDEE their finances and avoid liquidation or foreclosure.

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Barley no longer an afterthought in beer flavor

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension Service each unique malt. Dustin Herb, a graduate Barley has always played second fiddle student in OSU’s College of Agricultural to hops and yeast when it comes to flavorSciences, spent almost a year at Rahr Malting beer. Now the grain is ready for its solo. ing participating in the micro-malting, In two studies (https://www.asbcnet. nano-brewing, and sensory processes. org/publications/journal/vol/2017/Pages/ Out of that initial partnership, about 150 ASBCJ-2017-4860-01.aspx) published beers were prepared for sensory testing. this week in the Journal of the American Each panelist tasted each of the beers once Society of Brewing Chemists, a research and then rated it on a scale in its amount team led by Oregon State University found of difference compared to an industry notable differences in the taste of beers standard control beer. malted from barley varieties reputed to The panelists found that beer brewed have flavor qualities. with Golden Promise scored significantly Consumers aren’t going to see a barleyhigher in fruity, floral and grassy flavors. flavored brew anytime soon in their local Beer with Full Pint was significantly pub or supermarket, but the findings are higher in malty, toffee and toasted flavors. an important first step toward a potential “The progeny are showing all possible new market for beer connoisseurs, said combinations of those traits,” Hayes said. OSU barley breeder Pat Hayes. “And, since we had been doing DNA fin“We started this project with a question: gerprinting on these progeny, we can asAre there are novel flavors in barley that sign certain regions of the barley genome carry through malting and brewing and as being responsible for these flavors. into beer? This is a revolutionary idea in We also found that there were some difthe brewing world. We found that the anferences based on where the barley was grown, but the genetic effect was larger swer is yes,” Hayes said. “These positive than the environment.” beer flavor attributes provide new opporBased on the results of more Golden tunities for brewers and expanded horizons Promise-Full Pint progeny, finer structure for consumers.” genetic mapping of barley flavor genes In its malted form, barley is the princiis underway with Rahr Malting Co. The pal source of fermentable sugars for most researchers are also working with Debeers. But barley’s flavor contributions to beer are usually ascribed to the malting schutes Brewery in Bend to brew more process rather than the grain itself. representative beers from three of the Barley World, Hayes’s research group at selected progeny. OSU is producing 100 OSU, with financial support from the beer pounds of malt of each of three selections, industry, began with two barley varieties and of a control variety called Copeland, reputed to have positive flavor attributes in its on-campus malt house. in beer: Golden Promise, developed and “All three have unique flavor attributes released in Great Britain and OSU’s own and are relatively easy to grow,” Hayes barley variety, Full Pint. They then crosssaid. “They have outstanding malt profiles. Deschutes will brew the same beer twice bred the two varieties. for each of those three and compare that That cross-breeding resulted in several to the control. Those beers will be sent to hundred breeding lines of genetic seed other brewers who will conduct their own stock, Hayes said. They grew the offspring sensory panels.” in test plots in the western Oregon cities In addition to Herb, OSU Barley Projof Corvallis and Lebanon and the central Oregon city of Madras. ect members Tanya Filichkin, Scott Fisk But there was a logistical challenge in and Laura Helgerson contributed to the preparing that barley for brewing and senresearch. Collaborators included scientists in England, Canada, Scotland, Spain and sory testing, Hayes said. OSU’s progeny of the United States. Golden Promise and Full Pint each yielded The project received funding from the only about 200 grams of malt – not enough following breweries: Bells, Deschutes, for a reasonable sample to produce large Firestone-Walker, New Glarus, Russian quantities of beer for a standard sensory River, Sierra Nevada and Summit. The panel. Brewers Association, an organization of That’s when OSU teamed with Rahr small and independent craft brewers, also Malting Co. in Minnesota, and New Glarus contributed financially. Mecca Grade EsBrewing in Wisconsin. The companies had developed a “nano” brewing system that tate Malting and OreGro Seed hosted the could produce a single bottle of beer from field trials.

Dairy Store begins selling meat products

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News time, Braden said. Since the Dairy Store is The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s open daily and sees a consistent amount of (UNL) Dairy Store has offered premium traffic, the idea was tossed around to sell handmade dairy products since 1917. Now meat in addition to ice cream and cheeses. it has added meat to its product offerings. The idea has proven popular. The East Campus store began selling “We went through the first set of prodribeye, T-bone, porterhouse, sirloin and tenderloin cuts in November. The meat ucts they brought over pretty quickly,” comes from the Loeffel Meat Laboratory Braden said. and is processed by students in the univerThe Loeffel Meat Laboratory will consity’s animal science department. tinue to sell meat from its location in the “While expanding our product selection Animal Science Complex on East Campus is always great, this is really about supfrom 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays. porting the university community,” said The addition of meat sales ties in to Leroy Braden, Dairy Store manager. “The the Dairy Store’s mission of providing locally sourced meat is processed entirely hands-on experience for students in food by students.” production and sales. To learn more about A partnership with the animal science the store, go to https://dairystore.unl.edu department has been in the works for some


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He suggests that farmers work on a financial statement and talk with their lender. In some cases, it’s not declining production but the declining value of production that’s the problem. “It’s nothing you’ve done. If you’re a good producer and doing everything right but negative only because of a decline in commodity prices, banks are more likely to hang with you and do what they can to help you stay in business,” Hund said. Seek help if you need help assessing where you are financially, he added. If the outlook isn’t what you were hoping for, this is the time to make adjustments. Almost every farm has adjustments they can make to better their situation. Hund said he’s also received calls from spouses of farmers who were seeing anger and depression and concerned about their husbands’ emotional health. Farmers are feeling defeated, in some cases. “I’m not saying anything is at the level that we saw in the 1980s, but we’re seeing levels of depression and anxiety we haven’t seen in a long time,” he said. Unlike large corporations where committees are formed to address the company’s challenges, farmers are often the one and only decision maker in their business, which can be a lonely place in times of financial stress. They might say ‘Am I failing?’ … ‘I’m at a place I’m not used to.’ … ‘I don’t know what to do.’ “Often when we sit down with a farmer and his family, and they are able to verify that their production practices are not the problem, there’s a sense of relief and renewed optimism. That’s important in charting a path forward. Nothing’s worse for a producer than the feeling that he can’t take care of his family,” Hund said.

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By University of Wyoming Extension Ty Shockley, member of the University of Wyoming (UW) Livestock Judging team, was one of 11 college seniors named All-Americans at the 112th National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, November 14. The All-American program recognizes students who have made a commitment to livestock judging and have excelled in academics, university and industry activities and community service. Shockley, from Wheatland, Wyoming, judged competitively at both Casper College and UW. Along with owning and managing his own cattle company, he has served as president and adviser for the Wyoming Junior Angus Association. On campus, he serves as a justice with the University of Wyoming Judicial Council and was named outstanding senior in the College of Business. Shockley is also the treasurer of Alpha Kappa Psi, accounting tutor for Beta Alpha Psi and member of UW transfer student advisory committee. Shockley served during summer 2017 as a White House intern for vice presidential operations. After graduating in May 2018 with Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and agricultural business, he hopes to become a certified public accountant. His further goal is to continue his education with a joint MBA/JD degree and pursue a career in politics in Washington, D.C. The University of Wyoming was one of only five universities to have a team member named as an All-American. In 2016, BW Ochsner became the first named from UW. For more information, contact livestock judging coach Caleb Boardman at caleb.boardman@uwyo.edu or 307766-2159.

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By NDSU Extension Service A calculator to help producers estimate the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments they may receive in 2018 is available online. Visit http://bit.ly/2017FarmBillCalculator or search for “NDSU farm bill” on Google. The payments are for the 2017 crop year, but the final determination and issuance of payments are not made until the last three months of 2018. Producers face a challenging profit environment for 2018, and any source of revenue will be important in projecting cash flow, according to Andy Swenson, NDSU Extension farm and family resource management specialist. “With current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) price projections, base acres of canola, corn, wheat, barley, sunflower and flax should generate payments if enrolled in the PLC program,” Swenson says. “Amounts will vary from farm to farm, but a typical situation in North Dakota would be around $40 per base acre of canola and flax, $30 per acre for the wheat base and $20 per base acre of barley and sunflower.” The PLC safety net is triggered by low prices. Payments will be reduced or eliminated if prices rise, but this loss of revenue could be offset by greater income from the market if producers grow those crops. The ARC program is more complicated and difficult to project because it is a safety net triggered by the combination of price and yield, Swenson says. Current USDA price projections indicate that if actual 2017 county yields are the same as the county benchmark yield, wheat and flax base acres would generate a maximum ARC payment, and the corn, barley and oats base would generate about half of a maximum payment. The maximum possible ARC payment for the 2017 crop year will vary by crop and by county in North Dakota but would range from about $20 to $35 per wheat base acre and between $15 and $25 per flax base acre. Using the USDA’s current price projections and average county yields in 2017, the sunflower base enrolled in the ARC program will generate a slight payment and soybeans are right on the edge. The soybean base would generate an ARC payment if the county yield is one bushel or more below the county average yield. For more information about ARC-CO and PLC payments, visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement/farm-bill.


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By University of Wyoming Extension Rogers Research Site and nearly 100,000 acres surrounding Laramie Peak burned during the 2012 Arapaho Fire, which dramatically changed research and instructional potential there and on neighboring lands. Research, extension and instructional opportunities relating to forestry, wildlife and other natural resources await University of Wyoming faculty, staff, students and outside collaborators, according to a new bulletin published by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES). The bulletin details the potential for such activities at the UWowned Rogers Research Site, a 320-acre parcel in the Laramie Mountains near Laramie Peak in southeast Wyoming. Bulletin 3 and others in the series can be downloaded at bit.ly/ UWEpubs. Enter Rogers Research Site into the search bar. Williams said RRS along with adjacent State of Wyoming-owned parcels provide more than 1,000 acres of mountainous land for potential research and teaching. “The RRS is being developed to specifically address forestry- and wildlife-related issues,” he said. Short- and long-term goals for the site are also detailed in RRS Bulletin 3, “A Conceptual Framework to Guide Research and Teaching at Rogers Research Site, north Laramie Mountains, Wyoming.” The bulletin, co-authored by WAES editor Robert Waggener, also contains a story about the late Col. William C. Rogers, who bequeathed the land to UW in 2002. The property and nearly 100,000 acres surrounding Laramie Peak burned during the 2012 Arapaho Fire, which dramatically changed research and instructional potential at RRS and neighboring lands. “The investigations at RRS are now focused on regeneration of forests post-fire,” said Williams, who has led much of the early planning and research at the site in extreme northeast Albany County. “RRS is also positioned ecologically and politically to address other land-management issues related to water, soil erosion, invasive species, recreational use, climate change and management of nutrients in soil, to name a few.” RRS is under management of WAES and one of its four research and extension centers, the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture R&E Center (SAREC) near Lingle. “The research plots that were established on regeneration of the forests, pre- and post-fire soils comparisons and other baseline information collected will provide the basis for learning for decades to come,” said UW Professor John Tanaka, director of SAREC and associate director of WAES. Many people, both within and outside UW, were involved in early planning at RRS, including former SAREC director Jim Freeburn. “Working with the neighbors and people interested in the Rogers Research Site was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career with UW,” Freeburn said. “The residents of that area care about their neighbors and the natural resource base in the Laramie Mountains.” A vegetation mapping survey at RRS, preliminary findings from a ponderosa pine restoration study and pre- and post-fire soils research will be detailed in upcoming bulletins. UW students and their faculty mentors, along with outside collaborators, have been involved in the projects. For more information about research at RRS and the bulletins, call John Tanaka at 307-766-5130 or email jtanaka@uwyo.edu.

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By NDSU Extension Service More acres have been planted to soybeans than any other crop in North Dakota the past two years, says Andy Swenson, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service farm management specialist. Soybean acreage should increase further in 2018 because it projects a positive return to labor and management in all nine crop budget regions of North Dakota, averaging $26 per acre. Hard red spring wheat, which is the second most popular crop in the state, also should see an increase in acreage. Spring wheat projects a return of $14 to $20 per acre in most regions, is breakeven in the northwest and north Red River Valley regions and shows a slight loss in the south Red River Valley region. This is a notable improvement from last year’s projected budget for spring wheat, Swenson says. Drought concerns elevated spring wheat prices. Acreage of corn, the third largest crop in the state, may decline because all major corn growing regions of the state project negative returns to labor and management, ranging from minus $21 to minus $47 per acre. Only the northwest and southwest regions, which have lower costs but higher production risk, show returns approaching breakeven. Durum wheat projects a positive return in five regions, led by the southwest at $30 per acre and the south-central region at $25 per acre. Malting barley typically projects a profit but is subject to substantial price risk if the crop only makes feed quality. This year looks much more pessimistic because of lower malt barley prices, Swenson says. The northwest and southwest regions project a modest $3 per acre return to labor and management. All other regions project losses ranging from $16 per acre in the north-central and south-central regions to about $65 per acre in the Red River Valley regions. Dry beans, like malting barley, typically show a profit, but projected prices for 2018 make the outlook more challenging. The strongest return to labor and management is projected for the north-central region at $43 per acre, followed by about $20 per acre in the south-central and southeast regions. The east-central and northeast regions show returns of $9 and $2 per acre, respectively, and Red River Valley regions project losses of around $5 to $10 per acre. Canola and flax project positive returns from about $10 to $30 per acre in the northwestern, southwestern and northcentral regions, and about $5 per acre in the northeastern region. Oil sunflowers only show a positive return to labor and management in the southwestern region at $12 per acre. Highest projected returns for confection sunflowers are $35 to $40 per acre in the southwestern and south-central regions, $6 per acre in the southeastern region, and about a breakeven return in the north-central and south Red River Valley regions. Lentils and small chickpeas project positive returns to labor and management, averaging about $45 per acre in the regions for which they are budgeted. Projected total costs per acre, on average, were about 2 to 5 percent higher than last year’s projections. Interest expense and fuel, fertilizer and some seed prices, such as for spring wheat, flax, durum and canola, were higher. Most seed and chemical prices were relatively flat. The situation on the revenue side was mixed. Yields have increased noticeably in many instances but prices for several crops are lower. The most favorable crop budgets were in the southwestern region, where 12 crops projected a positive return. One reason was lower projected fertilizer use after last year’s drought, Swenson says. The north-central region had nine crops that projected a positive return. The Red River Valley regions had the fewest crop options projected to generate positive returns. Swenson cautions that the budgets estimate returns to labor and management with no consideration of price and yield variability, or risk. A perfect “apple-to-apples” comparison of crops is not achieved because different levels of labor and management, and risk, exist. The budgets are available at http://bit.ly/NDCropBudgets. ##### Suffering from acne? The problem could be your pillowcase. Sleeping on a clean one every night will usually solve the problem.


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By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service erages. Warm, sweet beverages, such as Jake looked up at me with his dark brown cocoa, and broth-based soup are considered eyes. He appeared kind of sad. more warming. He was standing by his blue sweater, 4. Most of us know the answer to this which one of my daughters had removed. one from experience: mittens are better than She thought he was too warm in his wooly gloves for maintaining warm hands. sweater because he already has a fur coat. 5. Wool, silk or polypropylene clothing Yes, Jake is a dog. Our bitterly cold holds in body heat better than cotton as inner January weather has made him want to layers. Top your layers with a tightly woven, wear clothes. His brothers try to wiggle out wind-resistant coat. of their striped and argyle sweaters, even 6. Hypothermia is a dangerous condition though they look quite handsome. Next, because it also affects your brain and abilJake will be looking for snow boots before ity to think about what to do. Hypothermia he ventures outside very briefly a few times can occur at cool temperatures (40 F) if a a day. We all need to minimize the time our person gets wet from falling into water. If pets spend outdoors in the cold weather. a person is shivering, confused, has slurred I’m with Jake. I don’t want to go outside speech and is very tired, take the person’s very often in these frigid temperatures, and I temperature. According to the CDC, a want to be swaddled in warm clothing. Cold body temperature below 95 F is a medical weather can be deadly. emergency. Get the person in a warm area, Let’s review a few things to stay nourremove wet clothing and warm the person ished, safe and warm this winter. The anwith blankets and dry, warm clothing. Give swers, which are based on “Extreme Cold: A warm beverages if the person is conscious. Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Get medical attention immediately. Health and Safety” from the Centers for 7. Be sure you have a phone, blankets, Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a first-aid kit, waterproof matches and a follow. can (to melt snow for water), windshield 1. Which two age groups are particularly scraper, booster cables, tow rope, shovel, vulnerable to cold weather? flashlight and batteries, high-calorie canned 2. Imagine you are snowbound and the or dried food, a can opener, water source and furnace goes out. You are staying warm several other items. See https://www.cdc. with a fireplace. What are three categories gov/disasters/winter/guide.html for more of items you should have on hand? information. 3. What types of beverages should you I love soup as a warming, comforting limit when you are trying to stay warm? meal on a cold winter night. 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By Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators are using 3-D imaging to protect newborn piglets by monitoring adult female pigs’ behavior. Nearly 15 percent of pre-weaned piglets die each year. According to U.S. pork producers, many are crushed by sows (adult female pigs). Modifying the sows’ stalls or crates may help reduce piglet deaths. The first step, according to ARS agricultural engineer Tami Brown-Brandl, is to evaluate sow and piglet behavior in their stalls. Animal behavior contains vital clues about health and well-being that producers can use to better manage their livestock. Brown-Brandl and a team of scientists from China, Iowa Select Farms and Iowa State University developed a system to automatically process and analyze 3-D images of sows. A camera mounted over birthing crates captures images to determine a sow’s behavior and posture: if she’s eating, drinking, standing, sitting, or lying down. The system, which accurately classifies behavior, could potentially help prevent sows from crushing their piglets, according to Brown-Brandl, who works at ARS’s Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. This technology allows swine producers to better monitor their pigs and determine whether management adjustments, such as changes in crate size or pen arrangement, are needed, Brown-Brandl adds. The data could also help producers locate sick animals more quickly. For more information contact Sandra Avant (https:// www.ars.usda.gov/oc/key-contacts-at-ars-office-ofcommunications/#Sandra), ARS Office of Communications.

Sharing the joy of gardening

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News A new project is providing and promoting nutritionally dense fresh fruits and vegetables to emergency food access sites across Nebraska. The Cultivating Health Our Way (CHOW) project was piloted in Grand Island during the 2017 growing season. Over 2,450 pounds of produce worth an estimated $3,000 was donated from the Grand Island garden this year. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), Extension Master Gardeners, Heartland Lutheran High School, Hope Harbor, Third City Community Clinic, Hy-Vee Dietitian Services and community volunteers have collaborated on this project for the growing season. The roughly 100’ by 75’ garden is located at Heartland Lutheran High School where a variety of fruits and vegetables are grown, including tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, cabbage, kohlrabi, beets, kale, three types of melon, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, zucchini and green beans. Raising Nebraska, through Backyard Farmer at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, donated all of the plants grown in the garden. The amount of produce donated has astounded those working on the project. “Harvesting has been my favorite part of this project because you see the fruits of your labor, and when you are told that it put a smile on a little girl’s face to take a watermelon home, it just makes your heart happy and really shows just why this project is so important,” said Ashlynn Maier, a Nebraska Extension SNAP-Ed assistant and Grand Island CHOW project coordinator. Starting in July, donated produce was distributed in food boxes by Hope Harbor. Families receive a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as information about the Nutrition Education Program and the CHOW garden. Produce was also handed out at Third City Community Clinic during the month of September. The staff was overjoyed with the amount of produce and the ability to supplement the produce from their community garden to help those in need. Five counties within Nebraska are growing gardens and encouraging community vitality. Each site was given $5,000 to plant, grow, harvest and transport the produce to donation sites. Grant money was also used to connect those receiving produce to those growing it by teaching participants how to prepare produce or providing information about other food assistance programs. ##### Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.


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Procuring an unmanned aerial vehicle not for the faint of heart

By Cheryl Wachenheim, Professor, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department images reflecting absolute plant health, or “I sure hope I get a drone for Christmas,” images that can be compared across time my son said as though he simply was makand between fields in different locations. ing an observation. The drone includes a wide range of senAfter many years of motherhood, I am sors to capture visual, thermal/infrared quite skilled at ignoring statements made multispectral, light detection and ranging to no one in particular; and this was my (LIDAR, a sensor-based survey method usestrategy. We have dozens of “have to haves” ful to create 3-D images) and hyperspectral that still occupy a storage bin in the hopes (very narrow band) data. It uses sensors to my grandchildren will have more use for measure humidity, temperature, air pressure the toys than their parents. and light. Changing a sensor is easy (plug After he became a bit less subtle, I asked and play). him, “What are you going to do with it?” He Data captured from this drone can be started to respond but quickly paused when processed using any popular software. It he realized he had not thought beyond the is compatible with open-source software, purchase point. so it can be adapted to specific conditions I knew in my heart he could have told me and uses. Or, as part of the package, you he was going to put the drone on the shelf can purchase software that can be used to and look at it, and it would make the list if process your data. for no other reason than to see the joy on Available indices include plant height, his face Christmas morning. Knowing the plant count, enhanced normalized difpurchase was inevitable, I moved through ference vegetation index (NDVI, used to the due diligence process of reading reviews measure plant health), field uniformity, and trying to sort out those credible from volume measurement, optimized soil-adthose perhaps with a hint of bias. justed vegetation index (which overcomes During the process, I came across several the soil background sensitivity associated reviews about drones for use in agriculture. I with NDVI) and water pooling. Index maps was amazed at the number of factors that go can be used to generate prescription maps, into the decision, even for those concerned again using your choice of software or the primarily with imagery. Although the value system’s optional mapping package and of different features is operation-specific, can be uploaded into a farm management product reviews can be very helpful in that information system or to farm machinery. they identify what those features are; that is, It is quite an impressive drone. what we need to investigate when considerSwitching focus to rotary drones provides ing a purchase for the operation. allowances of lower altitude scouting, spotOne feature, which will limit the number ting and detailed surveying tasks. Rotary of options, is whether you are interested in drones provide more control over imagery, a fixed-wing or rotary aircraft. providing higher accuracy and resolution. Fixed-wing are touted as the best choice Limitations include less range and less when you have a lot of ground to cover beflight coverage, generally less than 50 acres cause they are substantially faster than their per flight, although limited range is a less rotary-winged counterparts. The associated important disadvantage under current linedisadvantage is that the trade-off for speed of-sight rules. is generally image quality. For example, I include two reviews so as not to set an fixed-wing drones may not be able to capexpected price benchmark because you will ture survey-grade and three-dimensional find the price extremes in rotary drones can topographic detail. be high. Drones have plenty of other features to The $1,500 starter-level rotary package consider. In the interest of avoiding the tediincludes a camera with a visual sensor. um associated with reading a list of features, Software is included for image processing I offer the following review, compiled as a and mobile-ready in-flight control. The collage of fixed-wing aircraft reviews. For drone is good for visual surveys but lacks good measure, I include some basic definithe multispectral camera that provides data tion or explanatory information. I cover for NDVI. Basic image processing software them as ready-to-fly, including hardware, is limited to a one-year subscription. You software and sensors. can download on-site software updates, and The first is a $16,000 fixed-wing drone you can use an off-market camera without package that includes software designed to voiding the warranty. work within a complete drone-to-tractor The $7,000 package is good for largerworkflow. It is easy to fly, with automated acreage coverage uses. It uses multispectral flight planning as simple as uploading field imagery with two on-board sensors (visible boundaries from the commercial farm manand NDVI) installed. The package comes agement information system you already are with excellent data-mapping software and using or drawing field boundaries on a map offers the ability to live-stream NDVI crop on the screen. It has one-button launch and data, although compatibility with other is automatically self-landing. information management systems is someIt provides real-time information about what limited. The drone can be controlled the current flight and remaining battery life, by a smartphone. Images are geotagged or reacts to changes in weather conditions and time-stamped. payload, is durable, has good stability, and The three examples provide a lot of weighs in at 4 pounds, with the ability to insight about available characteristics. carry another 3 pounds. Criteria I want to highlight are capabilities This drone is fast and can capture multiassociated with automation and manual spectral and visual data on more than 400 override; any warranty-voiding actions; and acres on a single charge, which lasts about system flexibility, including updates and an hour. A standard camera provides images external hardware, and software use. that are relatively easy to interpret visually The latter can be particularly important, but are condition-dependent. In other words, and increasingly so. Even if the system the resulting imagery only can be compared comes with proprietary software that meets accurately with images taken in the same your current needs, as the technology quickgeneral area under the same conditions. ly evolves, what seems to fit your objectives This is not the case for the included multispectral camera, which will capture CONTINUED ON PAGE C53


Procuring an unmanned aerial vehicle CONTINUED FROM PAGE C52

now may not in the near future. Making sense of the options is not for the faint of heart. Many drone models are available, and the list of credible full-service drone packages with data management services is growing. If you do decide to purchase a system, consider requesting on-site operating instructions and practice. The instruction book or training manual should be more than a reference; it should serve as a learning guide that will help reveal the capabilities of the technology and how they apply to your individual operation. Unless used for agritourism, photography or similar purposes, the drone is only of value if the information can improve decision-making. Finally, consider that leasing is an option, especially for nonrecurring decisions, and can be helpful as a precursor to investment, even for operational needs. It can help you learn what you find of value, thereby helping you refine your search criteria for the equipment and data management service. My own automated return-home capability requirement for my son’s drone cut the options down considerably but will provide considerable peace of mind for his mother.

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Sorghum for dairies

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By Brent Bean, Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist, Lubbock, Texas In many areas, corn has historically been the crop of choice for dairy silage. However, over the last few years, forage sorghum has been shown to be an excellent alternative to corn, especially in those areas where water is limited. Put simply: forage sorghums can tolerate drought stress better than most other forage crops, including corn. Studies have shown that sorghum silage requires approximately 75 percent of the water that corn would use for maximum production. This resonates with many growers who have experience long periods of drought over the past several years. Also, forage sorghum input and seed costs are less than many other forage crops. Thus, the market for forage sorghum is steadily growing. Sorghum vs Corn What makes sorghum different from corn? The biggest factor is the diversity in sorghum compared to corn. Corn grain hybrids can often be used as silage hybrids where sorghum has many diverse types of hybrids that have specific uses. These include hybrid grain sorghums, hay type sorghums referred to as “sudans,” “sudangrass,” “sudangrass x sorghum hybrids,” or the generic term “haygrazers.” Over the last 20 years, sorghum companies have developed hybrids for silage that differ considerably from forage sorghums of old. Specifically, hybrids have been introduced with higher nutritional quality, better standibility, and improved drought tolerance. Two of the traits being marketed are brown midrib (BMR) genetics that improved digestibility and brachytic genes that help BMR forages with lodging. These brachytic hybrids have short internodes making their height somewhat less than most conventional forage sorghums while still maintaining tonnage. Dairy Feed Sorghum can replace corn and other grains in dairy rations with no difference in dry matter intake, milk yield, milk fat percent and breeding worth. Understanding sorghum is a bit more complex than corn silage, but with a proper understanding of the management and nutritional differences, forage sorghums can be a valuable feed for dairies that require less inputs and water. Hybrids are available for high tonnage, high energy value, and low or high starch content, depending on the needs of the dairy nutritionist. The Sorghum Checkoff continues to fund key projects to study and develop information to help educate dairy producers of the nutritional values of grain sorghum. Micheal J. Brouk, Ph.D., in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University authored the Sorghum Checkoff’s “Sorghum in Dairy Production Feeding Guide” containing information concerning the benefits of sorghum in dairy production. The informative guide can be downloaded at http:// www.sorghumcheckoff. com/assets/media/feedingguides/dairyhandbookweb. pdf


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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ben Beckman, Kyle Hauschild and John Miller recently graduated in the seventh class of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state. Beckman earned a bachelor’s degree in grassland ecology and management and master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a research and extension communication specialist with the Nebraska Water Center. Hauschild earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a storm water/floodplain specialist with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. Miller is a natural resources program specialist with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A project of the Water Futures Partnership-Nebraska, Academy sessions feature classroom as well as field trip experiences presented by acknowledged experts in leadership and natural resource topics held at locations across the state. The Water Leaders Academy is partially funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and more than 25 other organizations and individuals. For more information, visit www.waterleadersacademy. org.

Annual inventory tracks forestland size and condition

K-State Research and Extension News For 81 years, the forests and woodlands of Kansas have been inventoried by the U.S. Forest Service in collaboration with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University to track changes in the size and condition of this valuable resource. The most recent inventory information is summarized in a report, Forests of Kansas, 2016. It provides insights into how much of Kansas is forested and with what types of trees. Forest land in Kansas has increased in area almost every year, from 1.2 million acres in 1936 to 2.4 million acres in 2016. For the first time since 1936, however, instead of forestland increasing in area, it decreased from 2,527,000 acres in 2015 to 2,481,400 in 2016. It is unclear what caused the reduction, but it may be associated with the purposeful removal of trees in woody encroached grasslands and the conversion of riparian forest into cropland, according to Bob Atchison, rural forestry coordinator with the Kansas Forest Service. The latest inventory showed that of the state’s most common trees, hackberry now exceeds cottonwood as the species with the most volume followed by American elm, green ash, Osage orange, and black walnut. Regarding tree numbers, Kansas has 838 million trees with hackberry leading, followed by American elm and eastern red cedar. The large number of eastern red cedar points to the issue of its invasive nature into grasslands, said Atchison, adding that hackberry and American elm are examples of shadetolerant species that can dominate much of the closed-canopy forests in Kansas. This, he said, suggests a need to reduce the density of Kansas forests through thinning, prescribed burning, and timber harvest. That will allow more sunlight to reach forest floors encouraging oaks, walnut, and other trees that require full sunlight to thrive. Thanks to an important partnership with the USFS Northern Research Station and its Forest Inventory Analysis Program, for the first time, Kansas has a state-wide map of aerial photos of tree cover at a 1 meter resolution. The project has identified another 3.8 million acres of trees in addition to our forestlands. “This inventory will help us to understand changes in the size and condition of our windbreaks, shelterbelts, and riparian woodlands that are critical to our quality of life in Kansas,” Atchison said. More information about the Kansas Forest Service is available at http://www.kansasforests.org/. The Forests of Kansas, 2016 report is online at http://bit.ly/2zu3uC0.

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• Work Outdoors • Help Farmers & Ranchers • Excellent Benefits During the irrigation season, a ditchrider controls and maintains canals & ditches with the goal of efficiently delivering water to local farms and ranches. Ditchriders serve the shareholders of the irrigation project by scheduling water flowrates, delivery times, and durations of use. The Ditchrider shall report to the Company Manager and will coordinate daily with other ditchriders in order to requisition appropriate flows, promote timely water delivery, and minimize waste. Typical duties include operating gates, checks, and turnouts; removal of debris; and weed control. Ditchriders are also responsible for tracking and recording daily water use and canal flow data. During the off-season, ditchriders will report to the Company’s Construction Foreman and be integrated into the maintenance crew. Typical off-season dutes include: Shop, vehicle and equipment repair; Precasting, forming, and pouring concrete irrigation structures; Ditch cleaning and repair; Snow plowing; Infrastructure construction; Weed control; and Shop maintenance. Applicants with construction and equipment operating experience will be given preference. The successful applicant will: • Have a strong work ethic and be able to lift and carry up to 70 pounds. • Be capable of operating a computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system. • Agree to live in Valier, Montana as a condition of employment. • Possess (or be able to acquire) a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). • Have a valid driver’s license and furnish a reliable vehicle. 4-wheel drive is strongly recommended. (Work-related travel will be reimbursed at the State mileage rate.) Position Benefits: • Paid sick leave: 5 days annually • Retirement: 8% company match • Paid vacation: 21 days annually • Paid Holidays • Health Ins.: Company-paid premiums • Company-paid smart cell phone

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By Brent Bean, Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist, Lubbock, Texas One of the many benefits of farming in the South is the ability to grow just about any crop. This ability puts the southern farmer in a rather unique position to annually choose the mix of cropsthat will be most profitable in both the short and long term. Historically, grain sorghum was a popular crop to grow in rotation with cotton, soybeans or peanuts. However, for various reasons in recent years, more growers have opted to plant corn as a rotational crop. The exception was in 2015,whenclose to 500,000 acres of grain sorghum were grown in the state of Arkansas alone. The average yield in 2015 was a respectable 98 bushels per acre despite heavy sugarcane aphid infestations in fields throughout the state. Since that time, seed companies have promoted sorghum hybrids with tolerance to the aphid. Aphid-tolerant hybrids, coupled with improved knowledge about how to the control the aphid, have resulted in reduced aphid damage in 2017. We expect hybridtolerance to the sugarcane aphid to continue to improve in the coming years. Kansas State University reports that corn typically has a higher yield potential under environments where water is not limited, thoughdryland grain sorghum yields tend to be more consistent and better than corn under dry conditions. Grain sorghum is well-known for its ability to withstand short periods of drought. Cost of production tends to be somewhat lower for grain sorghum compared to corn. Much of the difference involves seed cost. The 2018 Field Crop Enterprise Budgets for Arkansas lists seed cost for trait stacked dryland corn at $105 per acre compared to dryland grain sorghum at less than $13 per acre. Both corn and sorghum tend to benefit broadleaf crops in rotation by breaking up herbicide use patterns and interrupting disease and insect cycles. In university trials where soybeans followed grain sorghum in 2016, soybean yields were increased by 5 bushels per acre compared to continuous soybeans, when averaged across five locations in the South. Others have shown similar benefits to cotton yield rotated with sorghum.. Sorghum may be particularly beneficial in soils where soybean cyst, root-knot nematodes or reniform nematodes are present. Demand for grain sorghum continues to be strong both internationally and domestically. The United Sorghum Checkoff Program regional director for the delta and Midsouth is constantlyin contact with grain buyers who are finding it difficult to locate sorghum grain. The pet food and bird seed markets are particularly lucrative, and demand from the poultry industry is growing. Growers are encouraged to contact the United Sorghum Checkoff Program for marketing opportunities in their regions.


Husker-led E. coli research wins USDA award

By Leslie Reed, University Communication, University of Nebraska-Lincoln A seven-year national research project led by Nebraska scientists will be recognized October 12 for its efforts to reduce food-borne illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. The Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) on E. coli has been selected for a Partnership Award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The award, in the mission integration category, honors the E. coli project for integrating research, education and extension for the benefit of agriculture, the environment, communities or people. “It is clear that the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli coordinated agricultural project is having major, cross-functional impacts on beef safety research and education, with positive public health implications continuing for years to come,” said University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green, who nominated the project for the award. It is the second time in three years that a Nebraska-led project has been recognized through the NIFA Partnership Award program. The Agriculture Water Management Network received the honor for Innovative Program and Projects in 2014. Launched in 2012 with a $25 million grant from the USDA, the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) project involves 51 collaborators from 18 institutions across the nation. Their goal is to reduce the occurrence and public health risks of E. coli strains that can contaminate beef and cause life-threatening illnesses. Scheduled to conclude at the end of 2018, the project thus far has produced nearly 100 refereed journal articles that have provided new information about how to detect and reduce E. coli in the food system. Rodney Moxley, Charles Bessey Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of NebraskaLincoln, serves as the project director. Nebraska researchers have led or collaboratively produced 17 of the 95 studies that CONTINUED ON PAGE C58

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2007 John Deere 1420 commercial front mower, 72” deck, 72” rear discharge mower, 60” front blade, soft cab. Stock #58912................ .......................................................$8250 (3) 2008 John Deere X724 hydro, all wheel steer, 647 tiller attach, no mower deck. Stock #58482.........................................$7000 (12) 2016 John Deere X354 42” deck, hydro transmission. Stock #60296.................$3500 (15) 2009 John Deere LA125 42” deck, 21 hp. Stock #58956.............................................$750 (1) 2015 John Deere D105 42” deck, gas, 2WD. Stock #60609.................................$1150 (2) 2003 John Deere 727 commercial zero turn, 54” 7 iron deck, 23 hp engine, bagger with Powerflow. Stock #59683..............$3950 (16) 2010 Grasshopper 120K 20 hp, 48” deck, zero turn. Stock #58937.......................$2800 (15) 2016 Poulan PP24VA54 24 hp mower, 54” deck, hydro transmission. Stock #58492....... .....................................................$1700 (14) Toro Timecutter zero turn mower. Stock #59758...........................................$3000 (1) 2016 John Deere 44” snowblower for 2016 and newer X300/X500. Stock #60297.$1500 (15) 1997 John Deere 425 54” deck, gas, 2WD, 20 hp, V-twin, w/ 46” snowblower. Stock #60560. .....................................................$4200 (12)

SPRAYERS

2017 John Deere R4045 120-ft. booms, 20” space, CVII cab, front fill, boom air purge, Boom Trac 5 leveling, fence row nozzles. Stock #60564........... ..........................................................$377,500 (1) 2015 John Deere R4045 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, boomtrac Pro, Boom air purge, Premium CV cab, turnkey GPS. Stock #60346..............$267,500 (1) 2017 John Deere R4038 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, SS 1000 gallon tank, 5 sensor Boomtrac, turnkey GPS. Stock #60273........................$299,500 (14) 2016 John Deere R4038 100-ft. boom, 20” spacing, 1000 gallon, Boomtrac Pro, section control, traction control Stock #59836...............$247,000 (15) 2015 John Deere R4038 120-ft. booms, Premium cab, auto solution command system, Boomtrac leveling. Stock #55884......................$269,000 (1) 2015 John Deere R4038 100-ft. boom, turnkey GPS, auto solution command system, warranty through Feb. 2020. Stock #56047................$256,500 (15) 2015 John Deere R4038 100-ft. boom, turnkey GPS, auto solution command system, warranty through Feb. 2020. Stock #56046................$253,500 (15) 2014 John Deere 4940 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, hydraulic tread adjust, deluxe CV cab, 380/150R50 tires, Boomtrac 5 leveling. Stock #60347..............................................$219,500 (1) 2014 John Deere 4940 120-ft. booms, hydraulic tread adjust, 20” spacing, Boomtrac Pro-5 leveling. Stock #59555.............................$229,900 (1) 2005 John Deere 4720 90-ft. 20” spacing, SS tank & booms, hyd. thread adjust, fence row nozzles, eductor, 5 section, foam marker. Stock #57184.... ............................................................$91,000 (1) 2001 Summers NT 110-ft. booms, Raven control, nice. Stock #56706.............................$11,500 (1) 2007 Summers 60 pickup sprayer, 500 gallon tank, hydraulic tip lift, Raven 440 AutoRate, Outback S-lite. Stock #58356...............................$7950 (1) 2005 Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. suspended boom, windscreens, 1500 gallon tank, Trimble EZ Steer. Stock #60715.........................................$9250 (2) 2001 FlexiCoil 67XLT 1500 gallon, 90-ft. booms, Greenstar rate controller, new tires, new tank. Stock #56746.........................................$9500 (1) 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 100-ft. wheel boom, 1500 gallon tank, hydraulic pump. Stock #58277............... .............................................................$4000 (12) 2000 Miller Nitro 275 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, stainless tank, front booms, hyd tread adjust, 1200 gallon tank. Stock #579715........$54,900 (1) 2009 New Holland S1070 90-ft. suspended boom, 1600 gallon tank, AutoRate and Auto Height Stock #58091................................................$15,500 (2)

UTILITY VEHICLES

2012 John Deere 855D glass cab & doors, diesel, heater, extreme terrain tires, brake and tail lights. Stock #60298.......................................$15,900 (1) 2008 John Deere 850D diesel, full windshield, bucket seats. Extreme terrain tires. Stock #59042............. ................................................................$7900 (1) 2016 John Deere 825i gas, power steering power lift, glass windshield, poly roll down windows, Brushgaurd. Stock #60410............................$21,900 (1) 2015 John Deere 825i S4 4 seater, cab, power steering, radio. Stock #59244....................$14,500 (11) 2014 John Deere 825i bench seat, deluxe cargo box, heavy duty brush guard. Stock #59905... $7500 (1) 2013 John Deere 825i Stock #56493.......$8200 (12) 2012 John Deere 825i olive & black, bench seat, front brush, steel wheels, power dump box. Stock #60377..................................................$8900 (15) 2012 John Deere 825i green, bench seat, deluxe cargo box. Stock #50385.....................$10,400 (1) John Deere 825i glass doors for a deluxe cab on 825i utility vehicle. Stock #53197..................$1950 (14) 2015 John Deere 825i Poly cab, no heater, extra cab lights, Power lift w/brush protection. Stock #58847...............................................$16,750 (12) 2009 Arctic Cat XTZ1000 4WD, gas, cab w/heater, 6-ft. blade, winch, extreme terrain. Stock #60152.. ................................................................$8250 (1)

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COMBINES

2017 John Deere S680 combine, 125 seperator/150 engine hours, Powercast TB, power folding grain tank, Contour Master, rear duals. Stock #60275.............................. $397,500 (14) 2017 John Deere S680 combine, PowerCast tailboard, 26-ft. unload auger, lateral tilt fixed speed feederhouse, power folding covers. Stock #59190................................$392,500 (1) 2016 John Deere S680 combine, PowerCast TB, power folding grain tank exts, 520/85R42 duals, 2630 w/SF1 activation & SF3000 receiver. Stock #56412..............................$371,000 (14) 2016 John Deere S680 280 engine/210 seperator hours, full GPS w/activations, prem residue, ProDrive transmission, extended warranty. Stock #57330................................$377,500 (1) 2015 John Deere S680 590 engine/460 seperator hours, Powercast TB, Powerfold grain tank, FH lateral tilt. Stock #60391..............$320,000 (14) 2015 John Deere S680 917 engine/633 seperator hours, ProDrive, Powergold grain tank, Premium residue, tri-steam rotor. Stock #58978........ ......................................................$287,900 (1) 2014 John Deere S680 805 engine/629 seperator hours, duals, manual TB, Premium cab, turnkey GPS. Stock #60478.....................$285,000 (14) 2014 John Deere S680 978 engine/732 seperator hours, turnkey GPS, Powerfold grain tank, manual TB, Contour Master. Stock #60521....... ....................................................$270,000 (11) 2014 John Deere S680 Contour Master, ProDrive, Goodyear Duals. Stock #56419.............. ....................................................$274,500 (14) 2014 John Deere S680 600/877.8 hrs. Stock #55789..........................................$277,000 (1) 2013 John Deere S680 Stock #55797.................. ......................................................$277,000 (1) 2012 John Deere S680 1048/653 hours, ProDrive transmission, Contour Master, Powercast tailboard. Stock #54026...................$226,000 (11) 2017 John Deere S670 combine, 130 seperator/156 engine hours, Powercast TB, CM w/ variable speed feederhouse, manual grain tank. Stock #60258.............................. $352,500 (14) 2012 John Deere S670 combine, level land feeder house, 26-ft. unload auger, 3 speed transmission, manual TB. Stock #59227................... ......................................................$205,000 (2) 2014 John Deere S670 1563 engine/1220 seperator hours, PRWD, complete Autotrac system, CM w/variable speed feederhouse. Stock #58843..........................................$198,500 (1) 2013 John Deere S670 1124 engine/814 seperator hours, Pro Drive transmission, PowerCast tailboard, Contour Master w/variable speed drive. Stock #57238. .................... $245,000(14) 2015 John Deere S670 640 engine hours, tristream extended wear rotor, manual adjust tailboard. Stock #56699.....................$253,500 (1) 2015 John Deere S670 644 engine hours, manual adjust tailboard, Premium cab, HID lights. Stock #56700................................$277,500 (1) 2014 John Deere S670 Stock #55771.................. ......................................................$299,900 (1) 2008 John Deere 9770 1953 eng/1564 sep hours, ext wear grain handling, large wire concave, Powercast tailboard. Stock #58683................... ......................................................$145,000 (3)

2007 John Deere 9760 lateral tilt feederhouse, CM, 22.5-ft. unload auger, hydraulic fore & aft reel. Stock #59000......................$107,000 (12) 2004 John Deere 9760 3977 engine/2769 seperator hours, CM, heavy duty final drive, fine cut chopper w/chaff spreader, premium hydraulic control package. Stock #58809......................... ......................................................$79,500 (15) 2001 John Deere 9750 2755 engine/1960 seperator hours, 20-ft. unload auger, twin disk spreader w/chaff spreader, duals. Stock #58901......... ........................................................$68,900 (1) 2000 John Deere 9750 chopper w/chaff spreader, Dial-a-Speed header control, 20-ft. unload auger, Level Land variable speed. Stock #60657.. ......................................................$39,000 (12) 1998 John Deere 9610 combine, 4624/3249 hrs., chopper, 20-ft. unload auger, hyd. fore & aft reel control. Stock #57251.....................$45,000 (3) 1999 John Deere 9610 chopper, 1 gallon header accumulator, hydraulic fore & aft reel, chaff spreader. Stock #58854..................$37,000 (3) 1999 John Deere 9610 20-ft. unload auger, dial-aspeed header control, hydraulic fore & aft reel, 30.5x32 fronts. Stock #58855..........$37,000 (3) 2001 John Deere 9550 3401 eng/2151 sep hours, duals, lateral tilt feederhouse, narrow fin radiator, Contour Master, HD variable speed feederhouse, general purpose multistep straw walker. Stock #58472..................................$66,000 (3) 1991 John Deere 9500 925R platform w/pickup reel, 2WD, chopper/spreader, 20-ft. unload auger. Stock #60113......................... $23,400 (14) 1991 John Deere 9500 925R platform w/pickup reel, 2WD, chopper/spreader, 20-ft. unload auger. Stock #60114......................... $23,400 (14) 1990 John Deere 9500 2WD, chopper, 25-ft. Mac Don header, chaff spreader. Stock #58713....... ......................................................$26,000 (12) 2018 Case IH 8240 combine, duals, no GPS receiver, nav controller, lateral tilt, stadium lighting, brand new. Stock #59868.......$365,000 (1) 2018 Case IH 8240 combine, duals, no GPS receiver, nav controller, lateral tilt, stadium lighting, brand new. Stock #59869.......$365,000 (1) 2017 Case IH 8240 combine, 305 engine/251 seperator hours, duals, lateral tilt, no GPS receiver, no Powerfold, grain tank. Stock #59866. ......................................................$332,500 (1) Case IH 8240 combine, 166 seperator hours, lateral tilt, duals, no Powerfold, grain tank, no GPS receiver. Stock #59867..................$136,000 (1) 2013 Case IH 8230 folding auger, duals, Autosteer, on board air, adv spreader/chopper, Powerfold grain tank. Stock #60434.....$204,900 (1) 2013 Case IH 8230 Powerfold grain tank, on board air, folding auger, autosteer, adv spreader/chopper. Stock #60435.............$208,900 (1) 2012 Case IH 8230 1290 eng/961 sep hours, lateral tilt feederhouse, duals. Stock #58485........ ....................................................$252,900 (11) 2000 Case IH 2388 2958 eng/2415 sep hours, spreader, yield & moisture monitor, rock trap, straw spreader. Stock #58535.......$55,900 (12)

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MISCELLANEOUS

2016 John Deere KV22802 78” utility skid steer bucket. Stock #56522.............................$1200 (1) 2015 John Deere BW16005 96” high volume bucket w/heavy duty grapple, global carrier, single point hydraulic coupler. Stock #58845..........$2500 (16) John Deere 5-ft. utility bucket, fits JD 600/700 loaders, pin-on attachment. Stock #58793.$1200 (16) 2014 John Deere BW15616 73” loader bucket, 500 series loader brackets. Stock #56223....$950 (14) Ezee-On 2400 post pounder, trailer mounted, Honda engine. Stock #59557............................$4750 (1) 2014 Wheatheart 3 point post pounder, like new, hydraulic post grabber, side mast with extend and retract. Stock #58322..........................$10,250 (1) 2007 John Deere MX6 medium duty rotary cutter. Stock #58015.......................................$2200 (15) 2015 John Deere 60D 60” drive over deck for 1E or 1R compact tractor. Stock #58355.......$1300 (14) 2015 Frontier AP13G global mount pallet forks. Stock #54626.........................................$1150 (1) 2015 Frontier AY12G-72 4-in-1 72” bucket with global carrier. Stock #54709.........................$2900 (1)

2000 Degelman R570 high lift rock picker, PTO drive. Stock #59782.............................$7000 (12) Haybuster 3106 rock picker. Stock #58059.. $12,000 (12) 2007 John Deere 8B backhoe attachment for compact tractor, 8.5-ft. digging depth, 180 degree swing, quik-tatch mounting. Stock #60310............ .............................................................$2500 (16) John Deere heavy duty 3-tine bale spear for JD 600/700 series carriers. Stock #60311..$595 (16) 2013 Worksaver 832631 adapter-global loader to 600/700 attachment. Stock #60312.......$500 (16) 2005 Wilrich 4830 28-ft. chisel plow, 3-section folding, 4-bar Degelman harrow. Stock #60351.......... ..........................................................$12,900 (15) 1968 Hobbs equipment trailer, 20-ft. deck, 6-ft. beavertail with ramps, pintle hitch, air brakes, 30 ton. Stock #60348.......................................$5000 (16) 2011 homemade 18-ft. flat bed, bumper pull, pintle hitch. Stock #56109...............................$8750 (2) 2013 Sheyenne Hydramax skid steer mount snow blower, right hand hydraulic discharge chute, 78” width. Stock #60447...............................$5250 (1)

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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ROUND & SQUARE BALERS

2015 John Deere 569 twine/net, 2181 bales. Stock #54165.................................................. $47,725 (1) 2015 John Deere 569 MegaWide, twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, push bar. Stock #59835.... $37,900 (15) 2014 John Deere 569 Premium 1000 PTO, net/twine, MegaWide Plus pickup, hydraulic pickup, push bar, 21.5L-16.1 tires, 6700 bales. Stock #60302............ .............................................................. $39,900 (3) 2014 John Deere 569 Premium features, 4500 bales, twine/net. Stock #52214..................... $42,000 (11) 2014 John Deere 569 Premium, MegaWide pickup, 1000 PTO, flotation tires, twine/net wrap, hydraulic pickup lift, push bar. Stock #59833..... $39,900 (11) 2013 John Deere 569 low bale count, well maintained, 1000 PTO, net & twine, MegaWide plus pickup push bar, hydraulic pickup. Stock #59823.... .............................................................. $38,750 (2) 2013 John Deere 569 MegaWide pickup, both twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #59619....................... $33,000 (1) 2013 John Deere 569 hydraulic pickup lift, net & twine, bale push bar, 21.5L-16.1 tires, 1000 PTO. Stock #59618........................................ $30,500 (1) 2012 John Deere 568 Twine and net wrap, MegaWide pickup, hydraulic pickup lift, push bar. Stock #58209................................................ $30,000 (11) 2012 John Deere 568 MegaWide pickup, twine/net wrap, push bar, flotation tires, hydraulic pickup lift, 1000 PTO. Stock #57372.................... $32,500 (11) 2010 John Deere 568 twine/wrap, MegaWide pickup, hydraulic pickup lift, flotation tires, push bar. Stock #58443................................................ $24,500 (11) 2006 John Deere 567 both twine & net wrap, MegaWide pickup, 540 PTO, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #59907............................. $15,500 (2) 1994 John Deere 535 1000 PTO, net & twine, 31x13.5 tires, push bar, LH/RH pickup gauge wheels. Stock #59643..................................................... $6750 (1) 2016 Massey Ferguson 2270 3x4 bale size, ISO compatible (no monitor), bale eject, bale chute rollers. Stock #59671............................. $104,500 (15) 2014 Massey Ferguson 2956A 540 PTO, net & twine, 5-ft. bale, bale kicker, 21.5L-16.1 tires with suspended axle, monitor. Stock #59460.................. ..............................................................$34,900 (12 2004 Case IH RBX562 twine only, 540 PTO, bale ramp, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #60382................. ............................................................... $6900 (11) 1993 New Holland 660 twine only, 1000 PTO, regular pickup, brand new belts. Stock #58281.... $3900 (3) 2015 John Deere L340 square baler, Harvest Tec moisture sensor, tandem axle w/550/45/22.5 tires, roller chute. Stock #59834................ $114,900 (15) 2015 John Deere L340 3x4 square baler, tandem axle. Stock #54581........................... $115,000 (14) 1998 John Deere 100 3x3 square baler, knotter fan, tandem axle, last bale ejector. Stock #59510.......... ............................................................ $18,500 (14) 2013 Krone BP1290 3x4 bale size, 1000 PTO, tandem axle, hydraulic roller chute, scale, high density. Stock #59728...................................... $94,500 (12) 2009 Krone 12130 big pack square baler, 92” pickup width, 47x51 bale size. Stock #57368.$65,000 (12) 2008 Hesston 7433 3x3 big squares, knotter fan, tandem axle. Stock #58090..................... $50,500 (12) 2015 John Deere 569 twine & net wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, flotation tires, push bar, approximately 6800 bales. Stock #60383.................... ............................................................ $39,250 (11) 2004 John Deere 567 twine only, 540 PTO, MegaWide pickup, push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #60403................................................ $11,750 (12) 2005 New Holland BR780 540 PTO, net & twine, bale ramp, hydraulic pickup, Crop Saver wheels. Stock #60522................................................... $9400 (12)

GRAIN HANDLING

2013 Brandt 13x110-ft. auger. Stock #58949................. ................................................................$25,050 (2) 2012 Brandt 5200 EX bin snake, down spout, full set of hoses, 257.5 hours. Stock #60171........$17,500 (14) Brandt 10x80 auger, manual winch & swing hopper. Stock #58726.............................................$9400 (3) 2012 Buhler 13”x70-ft. auger. Stock #55356.................. ..............................................................$13,000 (12) Buhler 13”x70-ft. auger. Stock #56295..........$8500 (12) Sakundiak HD8-1800 8”x60-ft. auger. Stock #55150..... .................................................................$4800 (12) Westfield 10”x31-ft. loadout auger, 540 PTO, like new condition. Stock #57468.............................$5400 (1) Degelman 800 800 bushel grain cart, large 1000 PTO, Shur-Lok tarp. Stock #56846.................$19,500 (14) 2008 Brandt drive over conveyor pit, hydraulic drive. Stock #58051...........................................$8900 (14) Unverferth 771 770 bushel grain cart with tarp. Stock #58749....................................................$15,500 (3) 2017 Loftness XLB10 10-ft. grain bag loader. Stock #59906..................................................$35,000 (11)

------------------- TRACTORS -------------------

2016 John Deere 9570RX 36” tracks, Duradrive, 18F/6R Powershift transmission, 5 SCV’s, 1000 PTO, Turnkey GPS. Stock #59679....$418,420 (1) 2013 John Deere 9560RT 30” Durabilt 5500 tracks, 18F/6R Powershift, Hi-Flo hydraulics, no PTO. Stock #60308..................................$285,500 (14) 2017 John Deere 9470RX 18/6 Powershift, 30” tracks, PTO, Case drain, Power Beyond, turnkey GPS. Stock #60678........................$425,000 (14) 2016 John Deere 9470RX, 30” tracks, PTO, turnkey GPS, warranty until, 2019 or 1500 hours. Stock #56547............................................$419,500 (14) 2015 John Deere 9470RT, 30” tracks, turnkey GPS, PTO, still under warranty. Stock #53018............... ........................................................$326,900 (15) 2017 John Deere 9470R 18/6 Powershift, 4 remotes, PTO, heavy weight package, Power Beyond kit, Extended warranty thru May 2020. Stock #60263 ........................................................$327,500 (14) 2017 John Deere 9470R 18/6 Powershift, 4 remotes, PTO, heavy weight package, Power Beyond kit, Extended warranty thru May 2020. Stock #60264 ........................................................$327,500 (14) 2016 John Deere 9470R IF tires, turnkey GPS, PTO, HID lights. Stock #56400................$317,500 (14) 2005 John Deere 9420 18 speed PS transmission, 4 SCV’s, no PTO or 3-pt., 6 out of 8 tires are new. Stock #58201..................................$103,900 (11) 1995 John Deere 8970 PowerShift, duals. Stock #57543..............................................$68,500 (12) 1995 John Deere 8770 24 speed transmission, 4 SCVs, no 3 point or PTO. Stock #60384............... ..........................................................$57,400 (11) 2013 John Deere 8285R AutoPower IVT with LHR, 5 SCVs, rear duals, 85 cc hydraulic pump. Stock #57350............................................$186,000 (15) 2011 John Deere 8285R MFWD w/differential lock, IVT w/LH control, 1000 PTO, 60 GPM hydraulic, 4 SCV’s. Stock #59620........................$179,900 (1) 2007 John Deere 7930 Greenstar ready. Stock #56451................................................$99,500 (3) 2014 John Deere 7250R MFWD with TLS, 5 SCVs, active command steering, extended PowerTrain warranty, rear wheel weights, loader. Stock #57443............................................$195,500 (15) 1993 John Deere 6400 16/16 Powerquad, 2 SCV’s, 3 point, 540/1000, PTO, loader/grapple. Stock #60372................................................$28,900 (2) 2016 John Deere 6215R IVT 50K, PTO, triple link HD brakes, 4 SCV’s, H380 loader, Extended warranty thru March 2021. Stock #60150........ $194,500 (1) 2012 John Deere 6210R TLS, IVT, loader. Stock #55998..............................................$150,450 (1) 2014 John Deere 6170M PTO, AutoQuad PLUS 20/20, LH reverser, 3 SCVs, PTO, H360 loader. Stock #60712......................................$88,000 (1) 2013 John Deere 6170M PowerQuad Plus 20F/20R, LH Power reverser, 3 SCVs, PTO, H380 loader. Stock #60713......................................$94,500 (1) 2016 John Deere 6155R IVT, MFWD, TLS, 5 SCVs, AutoTrac ready, Premium cab and lights, 640R loader. Stock #57042........................$172,000 (3) 2016 John Deere 6155M 20/20 AutoQuad Plus, SCV’s, cold start package, loader. Stock #58217. ........................................................$138,000 (14) 2014 John Deere 6150R IVT, PTO, deluxe cab, cold start package, H360 loader, no grapple. Stock #60654............................................$131,500 (12) 2013 John Deere 6150R H360 loader, 20 speed Auto Quad, Greenstar ready. Stock #56029......... ........................................................$118,500 (11) 2017 John Deere 6145M 16 speed PowerQuad, 540/1000 PTO, 3 remotes, 640R loader w/grapple. Stock #60261...........................$125,000 (14) 2017 John Deere 6145M 16 speed PowerQuad, 540/1000 PTO, 3 remotes, 640R loader w/grapple. Stock #60262...........................$125,000 (14) 1992 John Deere 4960 MFWD, 15 speed Powershift, no loader, large 1000 PTO, 3 SCV’s, 3 point. Stock #59563....................................$43,500 (14)

1979 John Deere 4840 2WD, 8F/4R Powershift transmission, 3 remotes, 1000 PTO. Stock #60174..............................................$17,400 (14) 1988 John Deere 4250 2WD, 725 non-self leveling loader, bucket/grapple, 15 speed P/S transmission, 540/1000 PTO, 3 point, 2 SCVs. Stock #57450..............................................$32,900 (11) 2002 John Deere 4110 Hydro, cab w/heat, 2 mid mount SCVs, 3 point, 540 PTO, no loader, 47” snowblower. Stock #60529...............$11,900 (15) 2010 John Deere 3320 Compact tractor, hydro transmission, open station, loader, 1 rear SCV. Stock #60146....................................$17,500 (15) 1981 John Deere 2640 2WD, Synchro, 540 PTO, loader. Stock #58242.............................$7865 (3) 1962 John Deere 2010 gas, Synchro transmission, loader, 2WD, 540 PTO. Stock #59220.$5900 (15) 1998 John Deere 655 2WD compact tractor, 3 point, 540 PTO, open staton, no loader, hydro transmission. Stock #60105..............................$3500 (14) 2014 Case IH 165 CVT transmission, 4 electric SCVs, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO, L765 SL loader, bucket, grapple. Stock #56588........$126,500 (16) 2014 Case IH 165 CVT transmission, 4 electric SCVs, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO, L765 SL loader, bucket, grapple. Stock #56589........$126,500 (16) 2014 Case IH 165 CVT transmission, 4 electric SCVs, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO, L765 SL loader, bucket, grapple. Stock #56591........$126,500 (16) 2014 Case IH 140 MFWD, 16/16 partial Powershift, 4 SCV’s, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO, 6 rear weights, loader/grapple/bale spear. Stock #59730............. ..........................................................$95,500 (12) 2013 Case IH 550 4WD, 16/2 Powershift, 4 SCV’s, 1000 PTO, no 3 point, big hydraulic pump. Stock #60326..............................................$234,900 (1) 1991 Case IH 9270 4wd, cab, 12/3 Synchro, 4 SCV’s, no 3 point, no PTO. Stock #60371......$47,900 (1) 1997 Case 8940 MFWD, 18F/4R Powershift, 1000 PTO, no 3 point hitch, duals, front weights with bracket. Stock #60693.......................$49,900 (15) 2000 Case IH MX200 18F/4R Powershift, 3 SCVs, 540/1000, duals. Stock #60694.........$49,900 (15) 2006 Case IH MXM175 MFWD, cab, Powershift, 4 SCV’s, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO, loader/grapple. Stock #59776......................................$63,500 (2) 1974 Case IH 1070 2WD, 8F/4R Powershift transmission, 1000 PTO, rear duals, 2 remotes. Stock #60175.................................................$8500 (14) 1980 Ford 5600 2WD, OOS, 8/2 Synchro, 540 PTO, 3 point, singles, no loader. Stock #60402.............. ................................................................$5500 (1) 2006 Kubota L3130, Hydro trans, MFWD, loader/ bucket/bale spear, new engine w/less than 200 hrs. Stock #57071...............................$16,875 (3) 2006 New Holland TM190 18 speed, P/S transmission w/LHR, 4 SCV’s, 540/1000 loader, bucket & grapple, rear duals. Stock #59444....$59,900 (16) 2002 New Holland TV140 MFWD, cab, Hydrosatic transmission, PTO both ends, 3 point cab end, 2 SCVs, loader/grapple. Stock #60399...$41,500 (3) 2006 New Holland TZ25DA Hydro, MFWD, 50” front mount snow blower. Stock #60692......$7400 (15) 1995 New Holland 8770 MFWD, loader/grapple, Powershift trans., duals. Stock #55656................. ..........................................................$43,150 (14) 2016 New Holland Boomer 54D MFWD, open station, CVT transmission w/reverser, loader, 2 SCV’s. Stock #59531........................$32,500 (11) 2014 Massey Ferguson 4608 MFWD, 12/12 Power Shuttle transmission, 540/1000, loader/bucket. Stock #59686.....................................$39,500 (15) 1975 Massey Ferguson 1805 210 hp, Synchro, duals, Cat 3208 engine, no 3 point or PTO. Stock #59248...................................................$7500 (3) 2004 Massey Ferguson 491 MFWD, cab, 12/4 Synchro, 2 SCVs, 3 point, 540/1000, singles, NO loader. Stock #60401...........................$18,900 (1) Versatile 850 Synchro, duals. Stock #56854.............. ................................................................$9500 (3)

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WINDROWERS, MOCO’S & SWATHERS

2015 John Deere W235 16-ft. hay head, premium cab, turnkey GPS, extended warranty thru 6/2020 or 1250 hours. Stock #59576..........$132,900 (15) 2014 John Deere W235 windrower, 16-ft. rotary header, warranty through June 2019 or 1250 hours. Stock #52212.......................$128,500 (16) 2015 John Deere W150 18-ft., 180A header, bar tires, reverser kit, HID lights, includes ATU. Stock #60720............................................... $93,500 (1) 2015 John Deere W150 windrower, HID lighting, turnkey GPS. Stock #53584..............$112,750 (1) 2015 John Deere W150 low hours, 18-ft. hay header, Autotrac ready. Stock #57048....$135,000 (14) 2012 John Deere 946 13-ft. cutting width, 1000 PTO, impeller conditioner, hydraulic tilt controls, Clevis hitch. Stock #57700................$25,500 (12) 2010 John Deere 946 tri-lobe conditioner, hydraulic header tilt. Stock #59713..................$23,900 (15) 2012 John Deere 830 impeller conditioner, 540 PTO, Clevis hitch. Stock #60079.......$19,900 (15) 2009 John Deere 630 9.75-ft. cut width, side pull, hydraulic tilt control, Impeller conditioner, 540 PTO. Stock #59720...........................$12,900 (16) 2014 John Deere 440D hyd. deck shift, transport. Stock #53589......................................$57,500 (2) 2013 John Deere 435D 35-ft. draper head, single knife, pickup reel, transport. Stock #59329........... ............................................................$32,500 (3) 2009 John Deere 4995 14.5 ft. hay head, tri-lobe conditioner, button tires. Stock #59724................. ..........................................................$67,900 (15) 2000 John Deere 3950 pull-type forage harvester, short tongue, hydraulic wagon hitch, 24” horizontal spout ext., 1000 PTO. Stock #58868................ ...............................................................$5200 (1) 1994 Case IH 8820 25-ft. MacDon 972 draper header, no conditioner, cab, air, radio. Stock #59528... ............................................................$11,750 (1) 1980 Hesston 6450 open station, 12-ft. head, gas, steel cond. Stock #50334.....................$6950 (16) Hesston 6550 14-ft. hay head, steel-on-steel conditioner, cab with air. Stock #58560........$9500 (14) 2013 MacDon M205 18-ft. hay head & 35-ft. triple delivery draper head, steel conditioner. Stock #59238........................................... $124,000 (12) 2012 MacDon M205 16-ft. rotary head, steel conditioner, 841 engine hours. Stock #58660................ ..........................................................$95,000 (11) 2012 MacDon M155 windrower, triple delivery, full AutoSteer, double knife drive, 35-ft. header. Stock #55535..............................................$107,500 (1) 2010 MacDon M150 16-ft. auger hay head, steel conditioner, reverser kit, header tilt Stock #59689..............................................$66,500 (12) 2014 New Holland Speedrower 240 16-ft. rotary head, rubber/urethane conditioner. Stock #58771............................................$102,500 (15) 2010 New Holland H8040 windrower, 12-ft. sickle, 1710 hr. Stock #55097......................$58,000 (11) New Holland 1114 windrower, 14-ft. header, gas engine. Stock #46104..........................$9619 (12) New Holland 1100 windrower, diesel, 21-ft. draper. Stock #47073.......................................$9500 (16) 2002 New Holland HW340 15-ft. rotary head with urethane rolls. Stock #59044............. $34,750 (3) 2001 Vermeer MC1030 13-ft. steel roll conditioners, 3 point hookup. Stock #60613............. $8500 (15)

RAKES, PROCESSORS & BALE WAGONS

2016 Morris 5000VE big square bale handler, bale claw 5000VE. Stock #59729.$4900 (12) 1980 New Holland 1069 self-propelled bale wagon, 160 bale capacity, new transmission and chains summer 2015. Stock #57465....... .................................................... $28,900 (2) Haybuster 256 Plus 2 LH discharge, hydraulic picker. Stock #59771.................... $5500 (14) Haybuster 2650 1000 PTO, RH discharge, NO hydraulic deflector. Stock #59886......$11,000 (14) Haybuster 2620 round bale processor, 1000 PTO. Stock #17825...................... $9250 (12) 2008 Vermeer BP8000 twin rotor processor, RH discharge, hydraulic shield, float tires, 1000 PTO. Stock #60170.......... $12,900 (14) Befco 10 wheel rake, 3 pt. Stock #58566........... ..................................................... $2250 (12) 2002 H&S BF12HC 12 wheel rake, hydraulic fold, hydraulic lift. Stock #60144... $7500 (11) 1999 John Deere 704 12 wheel, hydraulic fold & raise/lower. Stock #60305......... $5750 (11) 2006 New Holland 216 24-ft. reach, hydraulic drive, twin rake. Stock #58614... $11,900 (15) 1975 New Holland 1032 2x7 stack size, auto tie. Stock #60080.......................... $5000 (15) 2013 Haybuster 2800 round or square processor, 1000 PTO, RH deflector. Stock #60400... .................................................... $22,900 (3)


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2015 John Deere 9470RT 30” track, FULL GPS system, PTO, front weights, Powershift. Stock #53018........................................ $326,900 (14)

2016 John Deere 6155M Loader/grapple, Powerquad transmission, Green Star ready. Stock #52135........................................ $144,900 (16)

2014 John Deere 7210R IVT, Premium cab, premium radio, 5 SCVs, 520/85R42 rear tires, loader ready. Stock #44518......... $159,000 (15)

2016 John Deere 6155M Loader/grapple, Powerquad transmission, Warranty through 06/2021 or 2000 hours. Stock #52158...... $139,900 (11)

2016 John Deere 6155M Powerquad transmission, Green Star ready. Warranty through 06/2022 or 2000 hours. Stock #52142............... .................................................... $149,500 (15)

1995 New Holland 8770 190 hp MFWD tractor w/ loader/grapple, Powershift transmission. Stock #55656.......................................... $43,150 (14)

2013 John Deere 6150R Loader/grapple, 20 speed AutoQuad transmission, rear wheel weights. Stock #56029................ $118,500 (11)

2015 John Deere R4038 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, full GPS system, Auto Solution command system. Stock #56046................. $253,500 (15)

1=Conrad: 406-278-5531 2=Cut Bank: 406-873-5505 3=Choteau: 406-466-5741 11=Lewistown: 406-538-5433 12=Havre: 406-265-5518 13=Chester: 406-759-5010 14=Great Falls: 406-761-2005 15=Belgrade: 406-388-2100 16=Livingston: 406-222-3150

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2015 New Holland W160 12-ft. sickle header. Stock #55100.................................. $97,000 (4)

2016 John Deere 6155M Loader/grapple, Green Star ready. Warranty through 06/2022 or 2000 hours. Stock #52134................... $126,900 (15)

2015 John Deere R4038 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, section control, Boom Air purge w/full GPS. Stock #55884................................ $269,000 (4)

2015 John Deere S670 875 engine hours, full GPS system, Contour Master, manual vane TB. Stock #56699................................ $253,500 (3)

2012 John Deere S680 1148 eng/653 sep hours, Powercast tailboard, powerfolding grain tank. Stock #54026.............................. $226,000 (11) 2014 John Deere W235 16-ft. header, V10 steel conditioner. Warranty through 6/2019. Stock #52212........................................ $128,500 (16)

2012 John Deere 6210R MFWD w/Triple Link suspension, IVT, Premium Plus cab, self-level loader/grapple. Stock #55998....... $150,450 (3)

2009 Case IH 700 70-ft., 10” 2012 HoneyBee SP42 42spacing, single shoot, 3430 ft. draper header, transTBT cart, primary blockage. port, John Deere adaptor, Stock #52199..... $99,000 (1) hydraulic fore/aft. Stock #46823........... $46,000 (12)

2015 John Deere L340 3x4 baler, tandem axle, roller chute. Stock #54581.................... $115,000 (4)

2010 John Deere R450 13-ft. header, V10 steel conditioner. Stock #54147........... $106,400 (14) 2016 John Deere 6155M Powerquad transmission, loader ready, glass roof hatch, 520/85R38. Stock #51186.............................. $134,500 (14)

2010 Morris Contour 1 60- 2011 John Deere 640D 40-ft. ft., 10” spacing, SS, 445 draper header, transport, TBT cart, primary blockage. fully reconditioned. Stock Stock #55622.$119,900 (14) #15068............. $49,350 (1)

2014 John Deere 569 Premium package. Stock #52214.....$42,000 (11)

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