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MARCH 2013

Vol. XIV No. 2 P.O. Box 306 Valier, MT 59486-0306

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

Montana nutrition conference, livestock forum Ranching resilience will be the focus of this year’s Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum in Bozeman. The conference will begin the afternoon of Tuesday, April 9, and run through the morning of Wednesday, April 10, at the GranTree Inn, 1325 N. 7th Avenue. Jude Capper, a sustainability consultant and adjunct professor of animal sciences at Washington State University, will give the keynote address, speaking on “How Do We Maintain U.S. Beef Production Sustainability and Resilience Moving Toward 2050?” Other conference speakers will discuss flexibility in continued on page a2

LIVESTOCK SALES

Mar. 16, Central Montana Gelbvieh Genetics, Lewistown.................................A5 Mar. 16, O’Hara Land & Cattle, Fort Benton.......................................................A3 Mar. 18, Hawks Angus, Galata.............................................................................A7 Mar. 19, Open Gate Ranch, Simms......................................................................A9 Mar. 19, Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Labortory, Miles City......A27 Mar. 21, Klompien Red Angus, Manhattan........................................................A10 Mar. 21 & 22, Vermilion Ranch, Billings.............................................................A11 Mar. 21, Kicking Horse Ranch, Great Falls.......................................................A33 Mar. 27, Westphal Registered Red Angus, Grass Range.................................A17 Mar. 27, Master Angus, Chinook........................................................................A14 Mar. 29, R Math Farms, Whitewater...................................................................A21 Mar. 29, Harrer’s Lost Lake Ranch, Great Falls................................................A19 Mar. 30, Stenberg Market Hog Sale, Big Timber.................................................A2 April 1, Gollaher Ranch, Cascade.....................................................................A22 April 3, Nissen Angus, Chinook........................................................................A29 April 4, Arntzen Angus Ranch, Hilger...............................................................A24 April 4, Bowles J5 Reds, Glasgow....................................................................A30 April 6, DeBruycker Charolais, Great Falls.......................................................A25 April 7, Blacks Lamb & Goat Sale, Gillette, WY..................................................A7 April 9, Montana Shorthorn Association, Miles City.......................................A36 April 10, Pass Creek Angus, Wyola...................................................................A39 April 11, Kel McC Angus (Northern Premier Angus Sale), Chinook..............A40 April 12, Brevig Charolais, Lewistown..............................................................A53 April 12, Thiessen’s Regency Acres, Sidney....................................................A28 April 14, 7-Up Club Lamb Sale, Helena.............................................................C24 April 25, Mangen Angus Ranch, Belle Fourche...............................................A46

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Every Wednesday, Pate Auction Inc., Online....................................................A59 Mar. 16, Mills Auction Service, H.D. Pipeline Plus, Broadus.............................A4 Mar. 16, B&B Auction Sales & Services, Consignment, Havre.......................A12 Mar. 22, Pate Auction Inc., Electrical & Audio/Video Contractors, Helena.....A69 Mar. 23, Montana Auction Company, Todd Morasko Construction, Sidney...A13 Mar. 26, Musser Bros Auction, Hairpin Cavvy Ranch, Billings.........................A2 Mar. 29, Musser Bros, Auction, Ag Equipment, Laurel....................................A15 Mar. 30, Tim Baer, Hay Auction, Vaughn............................................................A20 April 2, Hi Line Auction, Goetz Farm Land, Malta............................................A23 April 5-7, Creston Auction, Creston Fire Department, Creston......................A28 April 6, Toavs Premier Auctions, Mercy Knowlton Estate, Poplar..................A37 April 6, Smith Sales Co., Barbara Bickel Estate, Miles City............................A38 April 13, Mills Auction Service, Norris Ranch, Brockway...............................A49 May 18, Flying D Auction, Spring Consignment, Conrad................................A44 May 23, Buckley Auctions, Boxwell Farm, Sunburst.......................................A66 May 25, Flying D Auction, Magic Farms/Mickey Iverson Farm & Car, Conrad.....   .........................................................................................................................A71 June 22, Shobe Auction & Realty, Warhank Family Antique Auto Auction, Rud  yard..................................................................................................................A72

Poultry Workshop Series in Helena

MSU/Lewis & Clark County Extension is hosting a three day poultry workshop series in Helena, Montana March 15th – 17th at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds. The workshop on the 15th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm will discuss egg candling, grading, marketing eggs and relevant state laws. Some of the basics of successful incubation and raising your own chicks will also be discussed. The workshop on the 16th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm is a National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) inspector certicontinued on page a2

Over 260 producers and industry representatives attended the day long 2013 North Central Montana Pulse Workshop recently in Conrad. North Central Montana is one of the areas where pea and lentil acres are increasing in the Western US. Dr. Perry Miller, MSU Professor of Sustainable Systems, is pictured leading a discussion on pulse production practices in Montana. Other topics included pulse variety trials, weed management, pulse diseases, dry pea crop insurance and pea revenue program, pulse economics, a grower panel and a pulse buyer and processor panel. (Photo courtesy of Dan Picard, MSU Extention, Pondera County)

Workshop on managing urban insects

A one-day workshop on managing insect pests in urban landscapes will be held Tuesday, March 19, in Bozeman, Montana. Organized by the Montana State University Urban IPM program, the workshop

PRIVATE TREATY

Mars Ranch, Kinsey........................................................B4 Storey Herefords, Bozeman...........................................A3 Diemert Ranch Herefords, Lothair..............................A55 Dover Ranch Shorthorns, Billings..............................A20 Elk Park Angus, Columbia Falls..................................A34 Webb Cattle Company, Malta.......................................A18 Diamond D Angus, Valier.............................................A41 Clay Creek Angus, Greybull, WY...................................A4 Sand Herefords, Fairfield...............................................A8 Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch, Helena......................A32 3 Pine Ranch, Great Falls.............................................A47 Bar Star Cattle, Havre...................................................A16 Mees Ranch, Forsyth....................................................A21 Morel Red Angus, Valier...............................................A12 J Bar E Ranch, Plentywood.........................................A26 K and C Herefords, Deer Lodge..................................A26 McKechnie Herefords, Shelby.....................................A26 McMurry Cattle, Billings...............................................A26 Rafter Ranch Inc., Wise River......................................A26 K.L. Slagsvold Herefords, Lindsay..............................A26 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek...................................A26 Wichman Herefords, Moore.........................................A26 Anchor Polled Herefords, Vaughn...............................A27 Banjo Ranch, Molt........................................................A27 Beery’s Land & Livestock Co., Vida............................A27 Churchill Cattle Co, Manhattan...................................A27 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan.....................................A27 Ehlke Herefords, Townsend.........................................A27 Dallas Polled Herefords, Canyon Creek......................A27 Double Tree Red Angus, Sand Coulee........................A56

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will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 2305 Catron St. Cost is $60, which covers lunch and snacks. Participants will learn about beneficial insects, such as bees and wasps, natural enemies, and pesticides along with how gardening practices influence insects. Featured speaker will be Whitney Cranshaw, professor of entomology at Colorado State University and author of “Insects and Diseases of Woody Plants,” “Pests of the West” and hundreds of articles in scientific journals and the popular press. The program is designed for landscape professionals and those interested in insects and mites affecting landscapes and small acreage. Continuing education credits will continued on page A3

Deadline for April issue is March 29.


Trader’s Dispatch, March 2013 — Page A2

STENBERG MARKET HOG SALE Saturday, March 30, 2013 90A Otter Creek Road, Big Timber, MT 59011

continued from front page

9:30 am Viewing ~ 11:00 am Live Auction • lunch and coffee provided •

Jason Stenberg, (406) 930-0405

jason_8255@yahoo.com visit us online at: www.stenbergmarkethogs.com

Over 20 Grand & Reserve Champions in 2012

Tuesday, March 26 11:00 AM Billings, Montana

Auction held at Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Road

HAIRPIN CAVVY RANCH

NOMINAL OPENING BID: $250,000

RANCH SUMMARY - Hairpin Cavvy Ranch located approximately 5 miles SE of Billings, Montana on Highway 87. Property consists of 1933 +/- acres of native range, pines, junipers and native grasses provide cover to wildlife and feed for horses and livestock. Large roping arena (250x80) with separate stalls, well, A-frame log house, Apx 1.5 miles of Highway 87E frontage, springs and views all come with this private ranch. The Hairpin Ranch are deeded acres within the Crow Agency Indian Reservation. A-FRAME HOUSE - Partial log construction, 3 levels, baths, outdoor hot tub, covered patio, cistern • House is in need of repair LARGE A-FRAME STRUCTURE - Uninhabitable - previously used for offices WELL - The only known well is located a short distance from the horse arena • Low volume producing • Static water level 77 ft • Total depth 234 ft HORSE ARENA - Apx 250 ft x 80 ft • Several stalls • Observation balcony with seating • Tack & office rooms • Indoor water hydrants • Lighted plus roof sky lights

TERMS & CONDITIONS BUYER’S PREMIUM: There will be a Two Percent (2%) Buyer’s Premium added to the winning bid price to arrive at the total contract price to be paid by the Buyer. PROCEDURE: The property will be offered in (1) individual tract. Bidding starts at the nominal Opening Bid indicated and is open to the public. BIDDER REGISTRATION: Every prospective bidder must present $50,000 cashier’s check in order to receive bid card and bid. Cashier check is made payable to remitter (YOU) DOWN PAYMENT: 15% down payment on the day of auction payable as follows: $50,000 cashier’s check, balance in personal check. Balance of purchase price will be due and payable on or before closing. ACCEPTANCE OF BID PRICE: FSA reserves the right to accept or reject and all bids at the time of the auction. INSPECTION DATES & TIMES Complete terms and conditions can be viewed Tuesday, Mar 5 • 1:00PM-3:00PM Friday, Mar 15 • 11:00AM-1:00PM and downloaded from website

Farm Service Agency, Lender Owned

Montana nutrition conference, livestock forum

Saturday, Mar 23 • 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Or by appointment

Contact Merton Musser (406) 652-2266 • Auction Manager

Who Is Going To Protect Your Crop Investment After March 15? Because after March 15, it will be too late to apply for Multi-Peril insurance.

Contact us early for information on program changes!

Call toll-free 1-800-585-5212

Office phone 434-5211, 234 Front Street, Shelby, MT Office phone 759-5150, 4 First Street West, Chester, MT

ranching, controlling wildlife damage on rangeland, development programming in livestock, new frontiers in mineral nutrition, long and short-run cattle, market challenges and opportunities, drought impacts on groundwater, ranching communication, and a systems approach to beef cow nutrition and reproduction. The conference is organized by MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Rachel Endecott and others in Montana State University’s Department of Animal and Range Sciences in collaboration with the Montana Feed Association. Cost to attend both days of the conference is $80 if preregistered or $100 at the door. Attending one day only costs $55 for Tuesday and $35 for Wednesday. Cost to attend only the Tuesday evening meal is $30. To register, call (406) 994-3415, send an e-mail to kelley@montana.edu or write Peggy Kelley at P.O. Box 172900, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717. A registration brochure is available at http://animalrange.montana.edu/conferences.htm The schedule and speakers are: Tuesday, April 9 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Registration. 12:30 p.m. -- Welcome: MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Rachel Endecott; Kim Hager, Montana Feed Association; and Glenn Duff , head of the MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences. 1 to 2 p.m. -- Creating Flexibility in Your Ranching Enterprise. Clay Mathis, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. 2 to 3 p.m. -- Wildlife Damage Control on Rangelands. Jim Knight, MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences. 3 p.m. – Break. 3:15-4:15 p.m. -- Developmental Programming in Livestock: Why Maternal Nutrition Impacts More Than Just the Dam. Kim Vonnahme, North Dakota State University. continued on page A3

Poultry Workshop Series in Helena continued from front page

fication training. The NPIP certifies that poultry and poultry products destined for interstate and international travel are free of diseases such as pullorum – typhold disease. Individuals who complete the training are eligible to conduct pullorum – typhold testing for NPIP certification. The workshop on March 17th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm is on heritage poultry cooking. Attendees will learn the differences between cornish cross and heritage poultry. They will learn the differences in preparing the birds, get helpful recipes, and be able to taste some local heritage poultry. For more information on the workshop series, and to register, please visit the MSU/Lewis & Clark County Extension web site, http://www.lccountymt.gov/extension.html, or call the office at (406) 447-8346.

THE TRADER’S DISPATCH (USPS 019-793)

March 2013 — Vol. XIV No. 2

Published monthly by Trader’s Dispatch Inc., 402 Montana Ave., Valier, MT 59486-0306. Free on request to farmers, ranchers, heavy equipment owners and truckers in the Western United States. Non-qualifying in-state annual subscription fee is $15. Out-of-state nonqualifying U.S. annual subscription $25. Periodicals Postage Paid at Valier, MT and at additional mailing offices.

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Montana nutrition conference, livestock forum continued from page A2

4:15 to 5:15 p.m. -- New Frontiers in Mineral Nutrition. Troy Wistuba, Novus International. 5:30 p.m. – Social. 6:15/6:30 p.m. -- Dinner and program. Scholarship presentations. Evening speaker, Jude Capper, will discuss “How Do We Maintain U.S. Beef Production Sustainability and Resilience Moving Toward 2050?” Wednesday, April 10 7 to 8 a.m. – Breakfast. Grad student poster judging. 8 to 9 a.m. -- Long and Short-Run Cattle Market Challenges and Opportunities. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University. 9 to 10 a.m. -- The 2000-2006 Drought: Groundwaterlevel Response in Wells. Tom Patton, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. 10 a.m. – Break. 10:15 to 11 a.m. -- Ranching Communication 101: Can You Hear Me Now? – Chaley Harney, Montana Beef Council. 11 to 11:45 a.m. -- Beef Cow Nutrition and Reproduction: A Systems Approach. Rachel Endecott, MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences. 11:45-a.m. to noon -- Presentation of graduate student poster awards. Pat Hatfield, professor of animal sciences, MSU. Noon – Conference wrap-up.

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AIR DRILL and CART FOR SALE

1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 31/2” steel packer wheels, 9” spacing, double shoot with Atom Jet side band openers comes with 2005 New Holland SC230 variable rate air cart. Cart always stored inside...................................................................................... $43,000 obo

Call Art, 406-292-3670 or 406-949-4290 (cell), or Jeremiah at 406-292-3562, Chester, MT

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

Storey Hereford Ranch Bozeman, MT Chuck 406-580-8255 shr@storeyherefordranch.com

Workshop on managing urban insects continued from front page

be available for Certified Urban IPM Practitioners and commercial pesticide applicators. Participants in the Urban IPM Certification Program may register on the web at http://www. urbanipm.org Pre-registration is required since the class is limited to 60 participants. Checks should be made out to Montana State University and sent to Linnea Skoglund, 121 Plant BioScience Building, Bozeman, MT 59717-3150. For the registration form and more information, visit http:// www.urbanipm.org

The Secret is out . . .

Hybrid Vigor Maine-Anjou Bulls

is the best way to maximize your profit potential!

2013 Lot #5 - 75% Maine

offer YOU:

● Hybrid Vigor ● Improved Disposition in ● ● ● ●

One Generation More Muscle More Pounds at Weaning Feed Lot Performance Calving Ease

O’Hara Land and Cattle Maine-Anjou

Make plans to attend our

2013 Production Sale at the Ranch, North of Fort Benton, MT

Saturday March 16, 2013

58 lots of Maine-Anjou and Maine-Angus

2013 Lot #39 - 38% Maine 2013 Lot #10 - 75% Maine

Genetics Excel on the Rail!

O’Hara Maine Steers 2012 Kill Data ♦ 82.9% Choice or Higher ♦ 74.3% Yield Grades 1&2 (0 YG 4&5) ♦ 15.1” Average REA O’Hara Maine Heifers 2012 Kill Data ♦ 96.7% Choice or Higher ♦ 56.7 Certified Angus Beef ♦ 56.7% Yield Grades 1&2 (0 YG 4&5)

Mike O’Hara Heath O’Hara Hardy O’Hara (406)734-5434

More information available at : www.oharalandandcattle.com

(406)734-5443

(406)734-5252


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The deadline for phoning in advertising for the April issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be March 29. Phone (406) 279-3291.

30

2-Yr-Old Bulls

120

Yearling Bulls

72

Calving Ease Heifer Bulls

70

Registered Replacement Heifers

H.D. Pipeline Plus

March 16, 2013

Auction will be held at the Pipeline Yard in Broadus, Montana on Highway 212 near the Cashway Truck Shop. EQUIPMENT 1995 Ford F350 turbo diesel 2x4 4-door with work box flatbed, 150 gallon fuel tank, clean — 1991 IH 350 Cummins rebuilt with Big Cam 4 , tandem rear, heavy duty front with 12 yard dump box — Detroit 671 diesel power plant powering a Gardner/Denver 600 CFM compression, mounted on a heavy duty gooseneck flatbed with (2) 6-ton axles 825x29 tires — Ditch Witch A630 plow attachment — 1997 Power Stroke 7.3 with turbo, complete engine — Dodge 360 engine and tranny — Heavy plastic pipe unroller — John Deere 316 riding lawn mower — UST ½ horse motor mixer SALVAGE 10 ioints 27/8” pipe, 30 ft. — 10 ft. 2 ft. plastic — 20 ft. 4” well casing — Flat and sheet metal — (2) Pipe rollers — Equipment canopy — Several 50 gallon steel and plastic barrels — 250 gallon steel tank — (3) Heavy duty trailer house axles — Aluminum 150 gallon tank — BWS-541-4 Lena 75,000 generator — Front and rear end parts — 1980 Dodge 4x4 dually (no title) — 1976 Buick 2 door — 1998 Chevy 3500, no engine or tranny — 1985 Ford F150, no engine or rear end — 1976 Ford Ranchero 400 V8 — 1997 Ford transfer case — 1993 Ford pickup box and new hood — Detroit 671 diesel with hole in block

H & D Pipeline Plus Dan Hovermale 406-853-4780 Owners:

Auctioneers Note:Dan has closed his business and has a lot of new parts and supplies that will be sold along with tools and equipment. THE REAL ESTATE IS FOR SALE HOWEVER, NOT IN THE AUCTION. --- Sale Conducted by --

MILLS AUCTION SERVICE BOX 128 BOYES, MT 59316

406-427-5317, Cell 645-9611 www.mills-auction.com

10:00 a.m.

Refreshments

SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS Power Mate 5000 watt portable generator — Husky 26 gallon 150 PSI air compressor — Hobart 4500 watt welder generator — Richey 20 ton floor press — Pacer 2 inch trash pump — Folding engine stand 1 ton (new) — Welding table, 4x4 plate steel — Ingersoll Rand portable air compressor with 5 horse Honda engine — IMS telescoping hydraulic tranny jack — Dually truck jack — All Pro shop heater — Alcota Model 2152A steam cleaner — Craftsman scanner tools — Ammco 3000 disc or drum brake — Lathe with adapter kits. This unit has the 4000 upgrade — Campbell-Hausfield wire feed welder — John Deere shop vacuum — Triumph NTC 910 tire machine — Triumph NTB 580 computer balancer — A Frame shop engine hoist on wheels with 5 ton hoist — Air tank with bead buster — Milwaukee heavy duty Hole Hog — Makita 14 inch cut off saw — Lincoln Batter grease gun — (2) Acetylene bottles, 1 oxygen — Several Chilton manuals — Paint gun kit (new) — 12 ft. metal shop bench — Submersible pump — John Deere hand tools — 1/4”-1/2” tool sets — Crescent wrenches — K&T tools — Socket sets — Pliers — Cornwell wrenches — Several hand tools — Tube binders — Chains — Boomers — Garden hose — Trailer balls — Acetylene gauges and hose — Shovels — Bars — Brake tools — Pipe wrenches, 12” to 36” some aluminum MISCELLANEOUS Advertising signs with letters — K 1500 Robinson 2 panel solar system compete and new — Several metal parts bins — (2) New stacks with muffler clamps and hardware — Fleetline new chrome truck fender — 1 ½ to 1 ½ PVC pipe (several joints) — Several sticks 1 to 4 inch PVC (shedded indoors) — Fiberglass sucker rod — GMC porcelain sign — New galvanized pipe and sucker rod — Duplex pump jack — 2 Burner hot plate — (2) Metal filing cabinets — Aluminum pickup tool box — Baggers tool box — (2) American Truckers tool boxes — Snow fence — (5) Sets 16” tire chains — Electric boxes — Schedule 40-80 fittings — Dozens of oil and air filters (new) — New submersible motors and parts — New bolts — Pipe fittings and lots of shop inventory — Stove pipe parts, 6” — Float balls — Automotive electrical parts — Miscellaneous bearings, U joints and hydraulic fittings

Heritage Pastured Poultry Workshop in Great Falls

As interest in pastured poultry continues to grow around the country, an upcoming workshop being presented by the National Center for Appropriate Technology, the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center, and the Salish Kootenai College will take a closer look at the opportunities and challenges for heritage pastured poultry operations, especially in Montana. The workshop, “Heritage Pastured Poultry Production: Opportunities and Challenges,” is being funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and will be held in Great Falls, Montana at the Holiday Inn Express, 1625 Market Place Drive on March 14, 2013, 8 am to 5 pm. Can a heritage poultry market thrive in Montana? That’s the question the workshop’s keynote speaker, Jim Adkins, will address. Jim is the founder of the International Center for Poultry (ICP), located in Old Fort, North Carolina. ICP is dedicated to educating people about standard and heritage bred poultry as well as sustainable farming. For the past thirty years, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry (that includes chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys). In 1994, he received his poultry judging license from the American Poultry Association which has taken him to thirty plus states, Canada, and Australia to judge standard bred poultry. Recently, he worked for a large commercial turkey company, supervising five ranches that produced more than a half million turkeys a year. What is the market and economic potential for pastured poultry products? Jeff Schahczenski, an Economics Specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), will take on that question as well as review resources for pastured poultry production. Jeff is an agricultural economist at NCAT. Jeff has expertise in organic and sustainable agriculture public policy, marketing and economics, transgenics in agriculture, organic horticulture, renewable ag energy, cooperative development, sustainable building, intercultural communications and beekeeping. He is also Executive Director of both the Big Hole River Foundation and Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (WSAWG). He has worked with the Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) on regional sustainable agriculture projects and is an adjunct instructor for the University of Montana Western and Montana Tech. What about processing? Jan Tusick of the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center will review the Montana Poultry Growers Cooperative Poultry Processing Manual and Hazardous Analytical Critical Control Plan (HACCP) systems for on-farm poultry processing. Jan is the co-founder and Director of Lake County Community Development Corporation’s Mission Mountain Market Food Enterprise Center. The center provides a unique opportunity for area agricultural producers and food entrepreneurs in their business development by providing a USDA and FDA inspected shared- use processing facility with technical expertise and support. During the last 20 years Jan has effectively assisted food businesses, cooperative groups and value added agricultural ventures in their business development, providing business and market planning, capitalization development, feasibility analysis, and navigating the food regulatory world. She is a founding steering committee member of Grow Montana- a coalition of organizations that are focused on developing and pursuing policies that will strengthen Montana’s regional food economy. Farm tour The day will end with a tour of the Rough Diamond Farm, a pastured poultry operation outside of Great Falls that is developing a breeding-stock program for Ranger chickens. For more information email Jeff Schahczenski at jeffs@ ncat.org. Registration can be done at http://bit.lyy/ZdyelN or through the National Center for Appropriate Technology website at www.ncat.org.


Family Forest Expo slated March 23

By CAHNRS and WSU Extension Family owners of private forestland in Washington will have the opportunity to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy at the Family Forest Expo. The Washington State University (WSU) Extension educational event will be held on Saturday, March 23, at Green River Community College in Auburn. Gates will open at 8 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will be able to attend up to six different expert presentations, choosing from more than two dozen topics, including: • common tree and shrub identification • wildlife habitat • chainsaw safety • common forest insects and diseases • growing and tending forests • protecting home and forest from fire • thinning and pruning trees There also will be demonstrations of small-scale equipment, tool use, and tree falling. Owners of forestland located in Eastern Washington are especially encouraged to attend. Some 215,000 families in Washington own more than half of the state’s private working forestland, and the Family Forestry Expo gives these families the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to manage their land. The registration form and additional information, including driving directions, are available at http://forestry.wsu. edu/. Registration information is available through WSU Extension county offices or by contacting WSU Chelan County Extension at 509-667-6540. For program questions, contact Jim Freed at 360-902-1314 or freedj@wsu.edu. Advance registration received by March 15 costs $40 per family. Registration at the door is $60 per family. Box lunches will be available for an additional $10 each. Because there are no restaurants or stores in the immediate area, attendees are encouraged to either sign up for the box lunch or bring their own. Refreshments will be available. Some of the workshops and tours will be outdoors, so participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. The expo will include a resource area featuring equipment exhibitors, vendors, and public, private and nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to landowners. WSU Extension, Green River Community College, the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, the Family Forest Foundation, the Washington Farm Forestry Association, and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service are sponsors of the Family Forest Expo.

Resources for small forestland owners and businesses

The Institute for Culture and Ecology (IFCAE) has recently completed the four-year Wild Forest Goods project to help advance small-scale ecological and economic opportunities on small to medium-sized private forestlands in the United States. Funding was provided by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly CSREES). The project linked nontimber forest products, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem service strategies in an effort to advance economic diversification and income creation to provide immediate benefits and promote long-term ecological and cultural health. The project used an interdisciplinary approach combining research, education and extension to build understanding of opportunities, create tools and materials, and carry out teaching, workshops, webinars, trainings and other outreach events. Most of the project deliverables are available for free at the new website: www.ntfpinfo.us. Other deliverables such as journal articles are copyrighted by the publisher and retrievable through university libraries. The primary focus was on the Pacific Northwest. While a range of product examples and approaches was chosen, the portfolio is hardly comprehensive given the many thousands of nontimber forest products that exist. There is a good cross section of guides, factsheets, market analyses, and other materials that can be adapted to other products across the country. The ntfpinfo.us website is intended as a free clearing house. Any public domain materials that are not already listed are welcome. The site is designed to be easily maintained in perpetuity.

Trader’s Dispatch, March 2013 — Page A5

COMBINE PACKAGE FOR SALE 1993 John Deere 9600 combine with MacDon 960 36-ft. header with new pickup reel and a 914 pickup header with Sund pickup. Would like to sell as a package deal. It is in good condition and well taken care of. Phone Devin at (406) 292-3364 evenings, Chester, Montana

1 mile north of Ronan East side Hwy 93

676-2174

Finest Quality Montana Certified Seed Grains & Potatoes

Hard Red spring wheat • Cert. Kelby • Cert. Cabernet

Soft spring wheat • Cert. Penawawa

barley

• Cert. Haxby

Hay barley • Cert. Lavina

oats

peas

• Com. Ajay • Cert. Otana

•Arvika (spring)

WE Have On Hand:

• Pasture mixes • Lawn mixes • Ag chemicals • Custom Blends

Keeping Your Program on Target……Commercial or Purebred

Central Montana Gelbvieh GenetiCs 18th Annual Bull Sale

March 16, 2013 Lewistown Livestock Auction Lunch at Noon • Sale at 1:00 pm MST

Gelbvieh, Angus, Balancer® Huge offering of Homozygous Polled & Homozygous Black!

50+ Bulls

Balancer®

Lot 25

plus a select group of heifers! (All bulls will be ultrasounded and many will be tested for Tenderness markers)

View Videos of Bulls www.goettlichbrotherstrucking.com Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch Trent Goettlich (406) 462-5554 Danell

Diamond Six Ranch Don Danell (406) 538-5622 Sour

Dough Gelbvieh Ranch Alan Pollari (406) 735-4028

Balancer®

Lot 39

Guest Consignor - Linhart Angus Doug Linhart - (406) 423-5445 • Mike Vanek - (460) 366-4668

Offering volume discounts and $50 cash back if bulls are taken the day of the sale. Free delivery in Montana and guaranteed no more than $300 elsewhere in the United States.

Balancer®

Lot 47

With one of the best guarantees in the industry! Sale books available from: Central Montana Gelbvieh Genetics 1012 Maiden Road, Lewistown, MT 59457 (406) 538-5622 • Don Danell

Preview the sale bulls 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15th.

Angus

Lot 52

Cutting Edge Genetics to Meet all Your Seedstock and Commercial Needs


Trader’s Dispatch, March 2013 — Page A6

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Sign-up for CRP; Montana gets additional SAFE acres

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on February 16 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will conduct a four-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning 600- to 1000-gallon May 20 and ending on June 14, Montana FSA State Executive capacity Director Bruce Nelson said today. Montana currently has 11,140 contracts on more than 2 DELIVERY AVAILABLE million acres enrolled in CRP making it the fourth largest CRP state in the United States. In 2012, Montana CRP participants received more than $91.7 million dollars. Approximately 366,000 of those acres will expire on September 30, 2013. “Since the 1980s, the CRP program has established itself as a benchmark in voluntary conservation efforts, providing American producers with assets to address our most critical resource issues,” Vilsack said. “Last year, during one of the worst droughts in generations, the CRP proved vital in protecting our most environmentally sensitive lands from 38” wide x 19” deep x 8-ft. long erosion. Emergency haying and grazing on CRP lands also supplied critical feed and forage for livestock producers due to the drought. And the program continues to bring substantial IN STOCK returns to rural areas, attracting recreation and tourism dollars into local economies while sustaining natural and wildlife habitat for future generations.” Additional sign-ups for continuous CRP programs - such as the State Acres for Wildlife (SAFE), Highly Erodible Phone 406-285-3281 Three Forks, MT Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands and Wildlife - will be announced in spring 2013. Montana has received an allocation of an additional 11,900 acres for enrollment in the Prairie Pothole, Pheasants Winter Cover, and Sagebrush SAFE 406-453-0010 areas. The area eligible for Montana Toll Free enrollment in the Montana Sagebrush SAFE program 1-800-452-0010 has been expanded from its 4212 North Star Blvd. #4 Distributing Company Great Falls, Montana original counties of Carter, Fallon, and Powder River, to Up To Complete line of Fertilizer also include Beaverhead, Big f a Handling & Injection Equipment Horn, Carbon, Fergus, Gar00 ct field, Golden Valley, Madio rebate r P Pumps (pivot application, tool bar son, Musselshell, Petroleum, y Rosebud and Treasure coun   & sprayer application) on Tips ties. An announcement will P Trailers & Tanks (storage/transport, be made when FSA county offices in Montana can begin stationary storage) accepting offers for the continuous CRP program. P Injection Nozzles for Currently, about 27 million pivot application acres are enrolled nationwide in CRP, which is a voluntary P Drop Tubes & Nozzles program available to agricul for field sprayers tural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enReplace Problem Solenoid Valves We carry all Parts & Filters rolled in CRP plant long-term, with Electric Ball Valves resource-conserving covers for self-propelled to improve the quality of sprayers and floater trucks Crop Protection water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. System Producers with expiring con15, 42 and 70 gallon capacity N IN STOW tracts or producers with enviOCK The Handler is designed primarily NEW Raven ronmentally sensitive land are for direct induction of chemical encouraged to evaluate their into sprayers. Guidance options under CRP. 20-years experience...We service what we sell Producers that are accepted New Low Price Of $1695 in the sign-up can receive cost-share assistance to plant Call for long-term, resource-conservSpecial Pricing ing covers and receive an ✔ Touchscreen Display annual rental payment for the ✔ On-Screen Guidance (Optional) length of the contract (10-15 ✔ Detailed Datalogging ✔ Reports years). Producers also are en✔ Controller Area Network (CAN) Technology couraged to look into CRP’s ✔ Profile ✔ Scout - Map field boundaries or create in-depth field maps. other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, All non-competitive, sign-up baShapes and Sizes sis and that often provide adLiquid Storage ✔ Guidance ✔ Boom Section Control ditional financial assistance. Tanks ✔ Boom Height Control ✔ One Package Continuous sign-up dates will Excellent Selection be announced at a later date. On Hand For more information on We carry all “Aim Command” 10,000 gallon poly fertilizer storage tanks on hand CRP and other FSA programs, Parts On Hand visit a local FSA service cenBring in any competition AD and we’ll match their price!! ter or www.fsa.usda.gov

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

By Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Finally, in my opinion, you should take Someone recently said to me “stop by time to “re-charge your battery” and to evaluwhen you have some free time”. That got me ate what is really important in your life (like thinking about the value of time and how we family). Manage your time so that you can manage it. There’s an old story about a man accomplish everything that you have to and walking down a country road when he sees leave enough time for things that you want to a farmer holding up a pig to eat apples off do. Take time to make good decisions and to a tree. He says “isn’t that a waste of time?” think things through before acting on them. Or The farmer replies “Yeah, but what’s time to as the poet Omar Khayyam wrote a thousand a pig”. April 7th, 2013 years ago – We don’t always value our time enough Viewing at 11:00 am “The moving finger writes and having writ to manage it well. Any good businessperson Sale starts at 1:00 pm moves on. Nor all your piety nor wit shall lure will tell you that “time is money” but is it it back again to cancel half a line, nor all your about more than money. A good New Year’s Cam-Plex Barn 3 tears wash out a word of it.” resolution is to do a much better job managGillette, Wyoming Ultimately you are responsible for your ing your time. For More Information own actions. Remember, as you work to mainThe Mayo Clinic has an on-line publicaContact Vicky at (307) 689-4441 tain the family farm don’t forget to maintain tion – “Time management tips to reduce stress family! and increase productivity” – that gives some Hawks Angusthe -- farm TD 8x12 Blue Feb'13 insight into proper time management. Some of the suggestions (with my thoughts) are: Bred for performance ● fed for SoundneSS! Plan each day. Know what needs to be done each day before you walk out the door. If you manage others, be sure they have everything they need to perform their jobs in a timely manner. If you are working AT THe RAnCH, GAlATA, MT cattle, for example, you should be sure that everything is ready Selling 75 yearling BullS ● 15 HeiferS at the start. Don’t have four people standing around waiting on a syringe. Prioritize your tasks. I call this working off the top of the list. Be sure that you are doing the most important things first 21AR Roundup and leaving the less important tasks until last. Don’t spend Vermilion Nebraska S030 Mogck 1297 Whisper Wind 1840 all your time doing minimum wage jobs. Say no to nonessential tasks. Sometimes you have to tactfully avoid situations where other people don’t value your 20 SonS and grandSon’S like tHeSe: time. My pet peeve is commitHawks Roundup 212 tHe laSt 8 SonS to Sell: Bw 79 ● 205 day wt 727 ● Bw 2.7 ● ww 57 ● Yw 95 ● Milk 17 9 SonS like tHeSe Sell: tee meetings that go on-and-on Hawks Roundup 218 Hawks neBRaska 298 Hawks wHispeR wind 2116 Bw 74 ● 205 day wt 730 ● Bw -0.1 ● ww 61 ● Yw 97 ● Milk 18 BW 78 ● 205 Day Wt 695 ● BW .2 ● WW 48 ● YW 89 ● Milk 26 because some people like to Bw 75 ● 205 day wt 698 ● Bw 0.8 ● ww 50 ● Yw 89 ● Milk 16 Hawks wHispeR wind 2201 Hawks Roundup 224 Hawks neBRaska 246 hear themselves talk. If this is BW 70 ● 205 Day Wt 669 ● BW -1.3 ● WW 51 ● YW 95 ● Milk 22 Bw 72 ● 205 day wt 721 ● Bw -1.6 ● ww 59 ● Yw 101 ● Milk 18 Bw 65 ● 205 day wt 647 ● Bw -1 ● ww 47 ● Yw 85 ● Milk 18 Hawks wHispeR wind 2180 Hawks HRoundup 2161 the case, tell everyone ahead Bw 75 ● 205 day wt 680 ● Bw -0.1 ● ww 41 ● Yw 82 ● Milk 20 Bw 86 ● 205 day wt 677 ● Bw 1.5 ● ww 49 ● Yw 94 ● Milk 21 Hawks HRoundup 2174 of time that you will have to Bw 97 ● 205 day wt 709 ● Bw +2 ● ww 48 ● Yw 87 ● Milk 22 Hawks Coalition 843 Hoover Dam Hawks HRoundup 2182 leave at a certain time. Don’t Bw 83 ● 205 day wt 841 ● Bw 1.3 ● WW 57 ● YW 99 ● Milk 24 let other people cause you to sit and “stew”. ● top QualitY & affoRdaBle Delegate. Share the work● voluMe disCounts load. Just because you think ● Cattle Raised in tHe you can do everything better sweetgRass Hills doesn’t mean that you should. ● no CReep feed ... fed a 9 SonS Sell out of HawkS coalition 843 Train others to take care of 10 SonS like tHeSe Sell: HigH RougHage Ration at HoMe and HiS full BrotHer HawkS coalition 049 Hawks HooveR daM 223 Hawks JCoalition 266 things. ● ultRasounded ● peRfoRManCe tested BW 62 ● 205 Day Wt 731 ● BW -0.7 ● WW 55 ● YW 105 ● Milk 33 Bw 86 ● 205 day wt 686 ● Bw 0.7 ● ww 51 ● Yw 91 ● Milk 20 Hawks HooveR daM 259 Do it right the first time. ● oveR 50% suitaBle foR HeifeR Matings Hawks wCoalition 280 BW 81 ● 205 Day Wt 729 ● BW -0.6 ● WW 47 ● YW 88 ● Milk 31 Bw 91 ● 205 day wt 733 ● Bw 0.8 ● ww 53 ● Yw 94 ● Milk 19 Hawks HooveR daM 262 This will, ultimately end up ● Raising RegisteRed angus Hawks wCoalition 2143 BW 84 ● 205 Day Wt 739 ● BW 1.3 ● WW 50 ● YW 93 ● Milk 31 foR oveR 2 deCades Bw 88 ● 205 day wt 756 ● Bw 0.4 ● ww 58 ● Yw 108 ● Milk 22 saving time. Quality workmanship counts. HA Image Maker GDAR Game Day 9302 Break large tasks into Sitz Rainmaker 11127 small tasks. Try to have portions of a big job done by certain times so it seems like you are accomplishing something. I remember one time that I was going to shear a field of Christ8 SonS and grandSonS Selling: Hawks iMageMakeR 203 12 SonS like tHeSe Sell: mas trees and it looked like I Bw 70 ● 205 day wt 678 ● Bw 0.1 ● ww 56 ● Yw 101 ● Milk 31 Hawks gaMedaY 270 Hawks iMageMakeR 225 couldn’t get it done. I broke the Bw 81 ● 205 day wt 691 ● Bw 1.4 ● ww 55 ● Yw 91 ● Milk 25 8 SonS like tHeSe: Bw 72 ● 205 day wt 688 ● Bw 0.1 ● ww 54 ● Yw 98 ● Milk 32 Hawks gaMedaY 286 Hawks RainMakeR 221 job down into a certain numHawks CB iMageMakeR 274 Bw 83 ● 205 day wt 707 ● Bw 1.7 ● ww 49 ● Yw 87 ● Milk 23 Bw 84 ● 205 day wt 703 ● Bw 2.5 ● ww 56 ● Yw ● 112 ● Milk 26 Bw 81 ● 205 day wt 692 ● Bw -0.8 ● ww 50 ● Yw 86 ● Milk 22 Hawks gaMedaY 294 Hawks RainMakeR 240 ber of rows per half day and it Hawks CB iMageMakeR 2152 Bw 77 ● 205 day wt 706 ● Bw 3 ● ww 56 ● Yw 93 ● Milk 25 Bw 81 ● 205 day wt 746 ● Bw 1.6 ● ww 63 ● Yw 118 ● Milk 31 Bw 70 ● 205 day wt 688 ● Bw -2.4 ● ww 52 ● Yw 90 ● Milk 27 seemed less daunting. Take a break when needfamily owned & operated! ed. It’s better to take your rest breaks at opportune times than to have an “assembly line mentality”. If you are workAdrian & Janet Hawks ● Cory & Belinda Hawks ● 55 Oilmont RD, Galata, MT 59444 ing cattle, for example, take a break between groups – not Phone: 406-432-5355 ● Email: hksangus@northerntel.net with cows in the chute. But remember that tired workers make more mistakes or have call or email for more information! more injuries.

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PRIVATE TREATY

Registered Red Angus Yearling Bulls

Basin Red Angus cows bred by Bieber Red Angus bulls.

Call Earl Barta, 406-374-2275, Buffalo, MT

Have you found your Northstar?

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Plotting a course 2013

By NDSU Extension Service affect the farm or ranch business for more Planning for the future can be a very than one year. Both individual yearly price frustrating process but one that typically forecasts and long-term average prices are pays high dividends. For most farm and presented. ranch managers, developing realistic comThe long-term planning prices were demodity price expectations is one of the most rived from annual average price forecasts difficult and complex tasks of the planning made by the Food and Agricultural Policy process. To ease the burden of forecasting Research Institute (FAPRI). The U.S. price planning prices, the North Dakota State estimates reported in the 2012 Baseline University (NDSU) Extension Service has Briefing Paper, November 2012, were prepared a summary of projected short- and adjusted using historical relationships to long-term planning prices. reflect North Dakota farm gate prices. The estimated short-term planning prices Historical prices are reported for refershould be used as a guide in setting price ence. This information can be a valuable expectations for 2013 production. These reminder of past price fluctuations and planning prices can be used for prepartrends. Prices for 2012 are averages to date. ing annual enterprise budgets and annual The historical crop prices were obtained whole-farm cash-flow projections. from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s The short-term planning prices should National Agricultural Statistics Service not be used for planning capital purchases (NASS) “2012 North Dakota Agricultural or expansion alternatives that extend beStatistics Service publication No. 81.” yond the next production year. UnfortuHistorical milk prices are from the Food nately, the use of short-term planning prices and Agricultural Policy Research Institute to make long-term decisions is common. (FAPRI). Historical feeder steer prices are This practice is not recommended because from the USDA Agricultural Marketing current supply/demand conditions rarely Service (AMS) for Kist Livestock Auction, continue for long periods of time and are a Mandan, North Dakota. Historical slaughter poor indicator of future trends. steer, cull cow, hog and sheep prices are The long-term planning prices are valufrom NASS and AMS. able for evaluating alternative plans that


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The deadline for advertising in the April issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be March 29. Phone (406) 279-3291.

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Virus helps scientists identify two veggie enemies

By Marcia Wood, Agricultural Research Service Natural warfare between a virus and a Pseudomonas bacterium is helping U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists continue to learn about the bacterium’s ability to kill arugula, broccoli, and several other cruciferous vegetables. USDA plant pathologist Carolee T. Bull and her colleagues use the virus, known as PBSPCA1, as the basis for a lab test that helps quickly identify Pseudomonas cannabina pv. (pathovar) alisalensis. Bull works in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit in Salinas, California. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. In ongoing research that dates back to 1998, Bull and her co-investigators have detected and identified this pseudomonad; clarified its taxonomy, or “family tree”; and determined that it is the culprit behind a costly disease called bacterial blight of crucifers. The blight causes water-soaked spots to appear on plant leaves. Eventually, the spots coalesce and turn brown, giving the leaves an unattractive, burnt appearance that makes the vegetable unmarketable. Early on, the scientists’ field, greenhouse, and laboratory studies indicated that the crucifer blight bacterium could be easily confused with a close cousin, P. syringae pv. maculicola, which causes pepper spot disease. The two different pseudomonads kill some of the same vegetable crops, and several standard lab tests can’t reliably tell which bacterium is which. Bull and her colleagues chose the PBSPCA1 virus as the basis for a lab assay that reliably sorts out “who’s who” among the two confusing bacteria. Because it can kill the crucifer blight bacterium, but not the pepper spot pseudomonad, the virus can be used to differentiate one from the other. Bull and her coworkers begin using PBSPCA1 for preliminary diagnoses in 2002, and have continued to improve the assay. The virus and both of the bacteria are harmless to humans. The bacterium that the team was to later identify as the cause of crucifer blight began showing up in vegetable fields in California’s Salinas Valley in 1995. Bull began investigating the mysterious microbe three years later. Within a few years, her team had resolved much of the confusion surrounding it. Today, Bull and her coinvestigators continue to help growers and plant pathologists in the United States and abroad identify the crucifer blight bacterium. Positive identification matters, especially when growers are deciding what to plant. For example, the Salinas studies have shown that broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are vulnerable to both the crucifer blight and the pepper spot bacteria, while some other crops, such as lettuce, are not. ##### A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana. ##### A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.


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500 SIRED BY:

SPRING PERFORMANCE SALE 6000 Angus Sell

Top Performance Yearling Angus Bulls

• Franklin - 75 sons • X Factor - 75 sons

• S Chisum - 30 sons • Dublin - 60 sons

Also: Benjamin, Madison, Magnum, Danny Boy and VRD

New Sires:

• S John Wayne - 40 sons • Sinclair Boss - 50 sons • Vermilion Xtra X and Pony XPress - 40 sons • Hilltop Fergus and SA One Way 1640 - 25 sons

Bulls can be viewed anytime at the Vermilion Ranch • Fertility Tested

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Lot 28 VERMILION BOSS Z129 Sire: Sinclair Boss • MGS: Vermilion X Factor BW 60 (twin) • WW 791 • YW 1364 BEPD +2.1 • WEPD +54 • YEPD +96 • Milk +21

March 21 & 22, 2013 Heifers Sell March 21 12:00 Noon at South Pryor Development Center

Also Selling 5 Ranch Broke Geldings March 21

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VERMILION DUBLIN Z212 Sire: Connealy Dublin 8223 • MGS: TC Franklin 619 BW 84 • WW 869 • YW 1551 BEPD +2.6 • WEPD +56 • YEPD +101 • Milk +33

11:00 A.M. at Public Auction Yards

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VERMILION JOHN WAYNE Z167 Sire: S John Wayne • MGS: TC Franklin 619 BW 85 • WW 839 • YW 1396 BEPD +3.0 • WEPD +65 • YEPD +108 • Milk +26

VERMILION X FACTOR Z201 Sire: Vermilion X Factor • MGS: MSAR Sheriff BW 84 • WW 898 • YW 1357 BEPD +3.3 • WEPD +68 • YEPD +111 • Milk +30

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Lot 10 Lot 54 VERMILION BENJAMIN Z227 Sire: Vermilion Benjamin • MGS: Vermilion X Factor BW 66 • WW 851 • YW 1333 BEPD -1.9 • WEPD +61 • YEPD +106 • Milk +24

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VERMILION M FRANKLIN Z055 Sire: TC Franklin 619 • MGS: Connealy Dublin 8223 BW 85 • WW 825 • YW 1300 BEPD +2.8 • WEPD +56 • YEPD +100 • Milk +29

VERMILION CHISUM Z382 Sire: S Chisum 6175 • MGS: OCR Douglas BW 89 • WW 846 • YW 1435 BEPD +3.2 • WEPD +65 • YEPD +112 • Milk +31

Fancy Open Commercial Replacement Heifers

We will be conducting our heifer sale at Vermilion Ranch’s South Pryor Development Center, 18 Heifers can be viewed anytime at the South Pryor Development Center miles east of Billings on Hwy 87. All the heifers selling have been grown out and developed at the Center. We are proud of this facility and are excited about having the sale there. We will be able to show you the heifers in their surroundings, which are large developing lots; and they’ll all be sorted, lot numbered and identified. These heifers are the best of over 10,000 and represent the best Northern genetics available. We have marketed these replacement heifers for years. Most come from our bull customers and will sell in lots back to their origin. The heifers can be viewed at any time. We encourage you to come to the sale early, drive through the Center, and take a close look at some of the very best heifers to sell anywhere.

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Phone Scott & Cayla Morel (406) 279-3752

New CAIP Beef EPD guidelines

By Dr. Darrh Bullock, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Kentucky sions is an EPD Percentile Table from your Updates have been made to the CAIP breed of choice. If you know a bull’s EPDs Beef Genetic Improvement program and this table can help you determine where these values should be used for this year’s the bull ranks within his breed for any trait. purchases. All breeds were updated, howThis puts value to the EPDs instead of them ever, some only required minor changes; but being just a number. Below is an example several breeds required major adjustments from the American Gelbvieh Association: due to procedural changes in the breed’s If a Gelbvieh bull has a Calving Ease genetic evaluation program. It is important (CE) EPD of 11, Weaning Weight (WW) to know that you CANNOT compare old EPD of 70 and a Milk (MK) EPD of 24; registration papers against the new values. If this means he ranks in the top 15% of the the registration papers are prior to 2013 then breed for CE, the top 30% for WW and the get the new values by going to the breed’s top 65% for MK. So, the bull is above avwebsite and entering the bull’s registration erage for CE and WW, and below average number. The new guidelines can be found for MK. A link to the EPD percentile tables at http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/ for many major breeds can be found on the beef/beefinfo.html or http://agpolicy. Animal and Food Sciences Beef webpage ky.gov/funds/caip.shtml. If you have any (http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/ questions contact your CAIP administrator beef/beefinfo.html). Some breeds have this or ANR agent. information in their sire summary, in those Bull Buying Tool – Darrh Bullock cases I have listed the page where the inThe most underutilized, but essential tool formation can be found. for helping with your bull selection deci-

B&B Auction Sale Consignment Sale

Saturday, March 16, 2013 Great Northern Fairgrounds - Havre, MT Sign for numbers 10:00 am Sale Time 11:00 am

Sale items include remnants of the Old Gildford Bar 24-ft. bar - custom built and in fine shape. Numerous beverage signs - including neon signs. Refrigerators and deep freezes. Bar stools - Upholstered and wooden. Stainless steel sinks and table tops. Some bar supplies. Coca-Cola Cooler. Household and shop. Accepting some consignments.

Food Processing Center plans extrusion workshop for food industry

Take a trip to any grocery store and you will see entire aisles dedicated to extruded products such as cereals, snacks, pastas, and pet foods and treats. These products account for billions of dollars in annual sales worldwide. The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is presenting an extrusion workshop designed for the food industry October 15-17. “The three-day extrusion workshop is an introductory, hands-on workshop combining extrusion theory and techniques with pilot plant exercises emphasizing real-world product development in a variety of food categories. The workshop combines lectures and pilot plant demonstrations which allows attendees to learn, actively participate and observe extrusion equipment in operation,” explained Steve Weier, Food Processing Center general pilot plant manager. Wenger, located in Sabetha, Kansas, is a leading manufacturer of extrusion equipment. Experts from Wenger and UNL faculty and staff will present lectures and interactive sessions to workshop participants. UNL is one of only a few universities that offer extrusion technology to the food industry and it is anticipated that food

industry professionals from throughout the country will attend this workshop. The Food Processing Center is nationally recognized for its support of the food industry since 1983. The center has provided technical and business assistance to hundreds of manufacturers throughout the country and in many foreign countries. This in-depth knowledge and assistance to the industry has allowed them to develop a conference specifically targeted to the issues small food manufacturers encounter every day. Early registration is encouraged for the workshop due to limited space. For more information contact: Jill Gifford, Food Processing Center, University of NebraskaLincoln, 143 H.C. Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0928, phone (402) 472-2819, email: jgifford1@unl.edu, or visit the website: fpc. unl.edu/workshops. ##### The family is the nucleus of civlization. ##### “Grandpop liked to say, ‘If you go lookin’ fer trouble, you’re always gonna find it.’”


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TODD MORASKO CONSTRUCTION

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. Sale Location: 611 North Central - Sidney, Montana - Watch for Auction Signs!

Tools, power tools, cement tools, scaffolding, vehicles, furniture, household and more!! VEHICLES

1992 Ford F-350 Crew Cab 2wd, 270,000 460 CID Auto w/ OD, 8’ box with rack and tool box 1992 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4WD 116,000 miles, 351 CID Automatic OD, Captn. Chair, Fiberglass topper, Power Doors, Locks and Windows 1989 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4WD Short box, 153,000 miles, 302 CID 4 spd manual transmission, Power Doors, Locks and WIndows 1997 Ford F-150 XLT Single Cab 4WD 65,000 miles, V6 Auto, with Alum. Tool Box, pwr windows, locks, electric shift 4WD

TOOLS

Sears Table Saw, 10” professional, 3HP 240 V, good cond. Sears Shaper Planer, Professional with bits, 15” ,new Sears Jointer, Professional, 6 1/8”, good condition Grizzley Band Saw w/fence 15”, good condition Dewalt Chop Saw, 12” Compound Miter, good condition Sears Table Saw, 10” computer adjustable, good condition Sears Shaper, 3HP, with asst bits & stands, good condition Jointer, 6” 1950’s, in good shape for age Delta Drummer Sander, Extra sanding tubes, good cond. Delta Table sander, disc and belts Speedaire Air Compressor, 3 HP 120V, wheel barrow type Cambell Hausfield Air Compressor, 5HP 120 V, Tank with wheels Bench Grinder, 1/2 HP, 2 discs, fair condition Primeair Air Compressor, 2.5 HP, for finish nailers, good cond. Tapco Port A Splitter, 24”, cuts up to 24 gauge, fair condition Delta Surface Planer, 12”, Portable, fair condition 4- Shop Vacs, fair condition Channel Lock Shop Vac, 5 Gal. Wall mount w/ remote, new Master Mechanic Scroll Saw, 16” , new Table Mount hand miter saw, 18”, good cond. Masking Machine, holds 2 rolls of paper, 2” up to 18”, good condition 10- Pipe Clamps 3’ to 6’, fair cond. Misc Saw horses, wood or metal frames Miller Air Brush Kit Misc. Autobody Tools, Sanders, Mollys, etc. Autobody Ram Kit, hydraulic in the case 4 -Air Spray guns, HVLP, fair cond. Sand Blaster Kit, Portable, new 3- Respirators with filters, used Parts cart on wheels, 30” good cond. Drill Press, Table Mount, 3/4 HP, 12 Spd. good cond. Steel Table Vise Bostitch Finish Nailer, 5/8” to 2”, fair cond. Bostitch Wide Crown Stapler, 1” staples, cast alum. case Bostitch Narrow Crown Staple, 1/2” staples, cast alum. case Paslode roofing nailer, 1 to 2 1/2” fair cond. Misc. Hand tools Misc trouble lights, some w/ plugins on handle, 20 to 50’ Misc fluorescent shop lights, 48”, 2 and 4 bulb Skil Router, 10,000 rpm, 1/2 hp, fair cond. Misc. router bits Bosch Plunge router, 10’ cord, 2 hp, fair cond. 4- belt sanders, 18x3, fair cond. 2- palm sanders, square vibrating, 3x3, good cond.

2- Palm sanders, round oscillating, 4”, fair cond. Quickdrive Screw Gun, w/extension in case Stanley Screw gun kit, self feeder with extension 2 -Dado Blades, Carbide tips, 6”, good condition Work Station, wood, 4’x9‘x20 “ tall Misc. paints, latex or oil, gal. & qts Misc. spray paints, multiple colors Misc. Car care products, waxes, cleaners etc. Misc. Auto Fluids, Oil, transmission fluid etc. Misc oil filters, Ford and Chevy 8- gas cans, plastic and metal 2- propane bottles, steel,100# 2- AM FM radios w/CD and Speakers Misc. wall texture in 40# bags Water trough, Galv, 2x4x2, like new Plastic Rubbermaid water trough, 2x3x2 Makita Skil Saw 16 5/16”, depth of cut 6” Misc. Cement hand trowels, steel and mags Jidder Bug, 48” steel, good cond. Power Screed, Briggs Engine, 5HP, fair cond Power Trowel, Honda Eng. 160cc, new 2- Werner ext. ladder, alum, 12’, good cond. 12’ Werner Ext. Ladder, fiberglass, good cond. 12’ Werner Step ladder, fiberglass, new 8’ Werner step ladder, fiberglass, new Drafting Table, adjustable, 3x2’ fair cond. Panel Saw, Veritical and Horizontal cuts, 8”, good cond. Tapco Metal Brake w/ legs & sidewinder, 10’6”, good cond. Misc. Levels, all sizes, fair cond. Misc. qts of wood stain 2- Propane heaters w/regulators 125 btu, good cond. Propane heater w/ regulator, 155 btu, good cond. ATV loading ramp, folding alum. 6’ ,new Port A Cable Tile Saw w/sliding base, 7”, fair cond. Delta Miter Saw, Compound miter, 10”, good cond. Delta Miter Saw table, fold up on wheels, good cond. Honda pressure washer, cart w/ multi. tips, 160CC, good cond. Industrial Plate compactor, 85% compaction rate, 5 HP, good cond. Misc. Yard tools, rakes, hoes, spades etc. fair cond. LA150 John Deere Riding Mower, 54” cut with power bagger, 20+HP, good cond. Cenex Riding Mower, 46” cut no bagger, hood broke, 18 HP, fair condition Tiller, Front tine, 3 HP 16”, Old 3- Push Mowers, 1 Sears, 2 Lawn Boy w/ baggers, 21” cut, fair cond. 6- Pump Jack Scaffold Sets, no 4x4 posts, good condition 5 Scaffold sets, 1 set wheels and 9 braces, 5’ and 6’, fair cond. Kuker weed sprayer, pull type boom and hand wand, 15’, good cond. Optima Hot Tub w/ stereo, needs main pump has lid, 6 man, good cond. 110- Concrete Paving Blocks, 8”x16”x2”, New 600+ feet of landscaping curb, random pieces 2’ to 3’, 8” tall, fair cond. 16’ Werner Ladder winch w/ alum plate, 12 volt, good cond. 20’ aluminum Extension ladder, good cond. Firewood Cart, Spike wheels, alum. 32”, fair cond. 20- steel fence posts Craftsman Router table, Bench type, 17x15x11, good cond. Dovetail Jig, Adjustable, 12 “, New Wagner Sprayer in case, w/gallon attachment, 6.6 GPH, good cond. 2- Graco Piston Pump Sprayers w/ lots of extra hose, 2 HP, good cond. Tool Chest, top and bottom, fair cond. B & D Worm Drive Saw, Industrial, 7 1/4”, good cond. Army Field Sink, Portable in case, 2x2x1’, New B & D Impact, electric, 1/2”, good cond. Kett Metal Shear, K100, up to 18 GA, fair cond. Master Mechanic Drill, Electric, 3/8”, good cond. Makita Grinder Polisher w/extra discs, 180mm, good cond. B & D Grinder Polisher, 2 spd. 7”, fair cond. Dremel Kit, w/ extra wand in case, good cond. Weed Burner, w/valve, 30”, good cond. Misc. Power Hand Tools, need repairs or for parts Auto Vac Kit w/ attachments in the box, 12v, New Misc. Halogen Lights, w/stands and some singles, 120v, fair cond. Tool Cart Cabinet, plastic top, 2 doors, 18x32x36 tall, fair cond.

Propane Bottle, 40 #, metal, fair cond. 9- Propane Bottles, 20# metal, good cond.

Lazyboy Office Recliner, cloth, fair cond. 4- Golf Sets w/ bags, women’s, youth, mens, fair cond. 2- Dresser Mirrors, Antique, fair cond. Radio Cabinet, Zenith, 3’ wide, 1950’s Outdoor Lounge Chair, Ab Lounge, good cond. 3- Seigler BBQs, Propane, fair cond. 3 - Trunks, 1950’s 2- Picnic BBQs ,Structo Brand, 16x12x12, fair cond. 5- Propane bottles, 10#, good cond. Live animal cage, metal 10x12x32, good cond. 2-Brikman Smokers, black w/grates, 16” diameter, good cond. Jersey Smoker w/grates, 12x12x24, fair cond. Exercise Machine, Assembled 4’x5’x6’ tall, New Exercise Chair for Back, good cond. 50+ Christmas lights in boxes, 20’ each, new Antelope Mount, sm horns, 1974 6- Fiberglass Insulation, R-19, 88 sq ft, New Misc. Deer horns Fiberglass Insulation, R-11, 88 sq ft, New Eureka Vacuum, Needs disposal bags, 10 amp, good Misc. Siding, Steel and Vinyl cond. Misc. C Channels, metal and vinyl 2- Box fans, 2’x2’, fair cond. Misc. Metal Soffitt, alum and vinyl, 12’ Crystal Light Fixture, gold frame, 18’ diameter, good Misc. L6 Fascia, alum. 10 and 12’ cond. Misc. Colored Coil stock, all metal, 24” and 42” 2- Humidifiers, good cond. 12- used windows, metal clad and vinyl, 2x2 to 5x7’, Everlast Punching Bag, Large, New good cond. Misc. Walk doors and jambs, interior & exterior, 24” to 36” Metal gun case for behind P/U seat, 54” long x 15” tall, good cond. Misc. Vinyl Trims, door and window, 20’, New 12- plastic chairs, youth, small, good cond. Misc. Poly and Pex Pipe, 1/2” to 3/4 “, New Vanity with top and sink, wood w/ blue sink, 48”, fair Misc. Wood Trims, Oak, Prefinished etc. 2’ to 14’ cond. Carpet Remnant, Low Pile, Med. Brown, 36’ x 12’, New Carpet Remnant, Canga Back, Med. Pile, Tan, 11’ x12’, New Ice House, Portable Fold up, 4x8x6’ tall, fair cond. 3- Kids bikes, good cond. Carpet Remnant, Stretch Type, Brown, 4.5’ x 12’, New 2- Adult Bikes, Light weight, 10 speed, fair cond. Foam Padding for Carpet, 25.2x 6’ x 5/8” thick, New Regulator Clock, Wood Glass Door, 1980’s Misc. PVC Pipe, Random lengths, 1” x 4”, good cond. Milk Jug, Metal, good cond. Misc. Underground Sprinkler Parts Herters Trap Thrower, Portable Metal, good cond. Misc. Sprinklers 2- Dressers, Painted, small, fair cond. Metal Shelf, 4’ Tall, fair cond. 2- Folding Tables, Plastic Tops, 2’x4’, New Mop Bucket and Mop, Rubbermaid, good cond. 2- File Cabinets, 4 drawer metal 15”x52”x26”D, fair cond. Misc. Household cleaners Wood Frame Cork Board, 4’x8’, good cond. Misc. Yard Care Products Wood Frame Cork Board, 4’x4’, good cond. Desk, Antique Veneered. 4’ wide, good cond. 6 -Chairs, wood w/ vinyl seats, fair cond. 3- Leather Recliners w/ottomans, good cond. Office Cart, Metal, 28x28x35 tall, good cond. Office Credenza, Walnut, 5’, good cond. Oval Table, Formica top, metal legs, 42”x60”, Office Chair, cloth seat, good cond. good condition Cannon Copier, PC720, good cond. Misc. Office Supplies Lazyboy Sofa, Tan Microfiber, 7’, good cond. Lazyboy Love Seat, Tan Microfiber, 5’, good cond. 2- Lazyboy Rocker Recliners, Tan Microfiber, good cond. 2- Shopko Sofas, microfiber, 7’, new 2 -Shopko Rocker Recliners, Microfiber, New 5- End Tables, wood, good condition 2 - Coffee Tables, wood, 4’x2’, good cond. 7- Lamps with shades, wood and metal, good cond. Outdoor Table w/5 chairs, Martha Stewart Chrome Edge Table, Art Deco w/6 chairs, 3’x6’, 1940’s brand, 50” dia. good cond. Dining Table, wood w/8 chairs, 3’x6’,New Computer Desk, Sauder brand, 4’, fair cond. Oval Kitchen Table, Formica w/4 chairs, 3’x5’, fair cond. Serving Hutch, wood, needs work, old Dining Table w/ 6 chairs, solid maple, 40”x96”, good cond. 2- Sewing cabinets, fair cond. China Hutch, matches maple table, 4’x5’ tall, good cond. TV Cabinet, Sauder brand, 44”x15”x48” Tall, fair cond. 4- Chrome stools, Art Deco, Adjustable, New Frigidaire refrigerator, 18 cu ft, stainless, good cond. 4- Swivel Stools, Metal with Black Cushion, good cond. 3- scooters, Cutting Edge brand, good cond. 12- Swivel Stools, Microfiber seat Covers, good cond. Amana Radar Range, works good 6- Swivel Rockers, Vinyl Cushions, good cond. Poster Framed Clock, Goose Scene, 2’x3’, good cond. Projection TV, Pioneer brand, 50”, fair cond. Magazine Rack, Antique, 3 trays, fair cond. Projection HD TV, Hitachi brand, 60”, good cond. Portable Spa for bath tub, New Flat Screen TV DVD VCR, Hitachi brand, 25”, good cond. Dinnette Set w/6 chairs and buffet, Light Maple, 1950’s Misc. Kitchenware Mangle Iron Walnut Cabinet, 1950’s 12-Garbage Cans, metal or plastic, fair cond. Viking Husqvara Sewing Machine, good cond. Hexagon Glass Table w/ 4 chairs, 4’, fair cond. Misc. DVD and VCR Players, some still in the box new 2- Rolltop Desks, 1 is antique, 4’, fair cond. Video Tape Transfer Machine, Kalimar Brand, good cond. Fireplace, Free standing, orange porcelain, 36” diameter, Projector, Kodak 500, 8mm, good cond. fair cond. Video Tape Recorder, Kodak M30, 8mm, good cond. Ringer Washer, Maytag, like new, 1950’s Film Splicer Kit, Kodak, 8mm, good cond. Sleigh Bed, Queen size, Maple, Box Spring and Mattress, Misc Sporting Goods, gloves, bats, toys, etc. New Toddler High Chair, Plastic white, good cond. 2- Night Stands, match sleigh bed, New Accordian, needs work, fair cond. 5+ Ducks Unlimited Prints w/ frames, good cond. Projection screen, Portable fold up, 3’ wide, good cond. Elk Print, good cond. 3- Snare Drums, no stands, fair cond. Misc. Other prints, in good cond. 2- water dispensers, 1 chrome, 1 white, hold 5 gal. Gun Cabinet, wood w/ glass doors, holds 8 guns, fair bottle, fair cond. cond. Fish tank w/light and filter. 20”x10”x12”, good cond. 4- Dining chairs, metal legs, vinyl seat, fair cond. Rotisserie, holds 2 chickens, good cond. China Hutch, Walnut 4’ x 5’ tall, 1960’s Roaster Oven, Westinghouse brand, Old Pool Cue Rack, wood, 3’ x 3’, fair cond. 50- 78 Records Sofa, Flower Print, 6’, fair cond. Water Distiller, stainless steel, good cond.

PARTS AND MATERIALS

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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

TRUCK FOR SALE 1977 Ford F700 with 24,600 miles, 361 en-

gine, 5&2 transmission, 16-ft. Omaha Standard box and hoist. 10.00x20 rear tires.

$10,000

Call (406) 253-4179, Kalispell, MT

Bakers call on USW for competitive advantage

With independent bakeries, retail bakery franchises and fresh-baked sections in supermarkets opening in almost every country in Asia, the demand for frozen dough products keeps rising. And to consistently produce the best products possible, these bakeries and the flour mills supplying them can call on US Wheat (USW) Singapore-based Bakery Consultant Roy Chung. Last year, Chung was the principle instructor at three baking technology courses in cooperation with the UFM Baking & Cooking School in Bangkok, Thailand. These courses included a frozen dough technology course for 23 participants from six Asian countries conducted in cooperation with the Lesaffre Group, the world’s largest yeast producer. The course covered the basics of ingredients, formulations related to frozen products, processing, thawing and baking methods for frozen bakery products ranging from steamed products to pastries, cookies, cakes and breads. “We invest quite a lot of time preparing for these courses in part because the technology is constantly changing,” Chung said. He noted, for example, that there have been new developments in improvers needed for partial-baked, pre-proofed and freezer-to-oven products. Before the course, Chung had to conduct bake tests to evaluate the flour, special frozen yeast and improvers met commercial quality. He also worked with consultants from Lesaffre to revise the curriculum and demonstrate the improvements in the new materials. The revised curriculum included frozen cake production and new frozen cookie dough formulations. Chung conducted lecture sessions for specific products each morning followed by handson workshop sessions in the afternoons during the 10-day course. Frozen doughs produced in the workshops were blast frozen and stored for baking on subsequent days. Providing opportunities for education and technical assistance, including short courses in close cooperation with educational partners in the United States, is a customer service priority for USW. Just this month, USW helped arrange a frozen dough technology course for Chinese bakers and is sponsoring a whole wheat baking short course at the Wheat Marketing Center in Portland, Oregon. “We are very pleased that participants and their organizations consider our baking courses good ways to improve their competitive position,” said USW Regional Vice President, South Asia, Mike Spier. “They also leave these courses with a better understanding of the value of U.S. wheat because they get to see how well the flour made with our wheat classes performs in products that will help them grow their businesses.”


New tool gets to the root of the matter

Trader’s Dispatch, March 2013 — Page A15

GRAIN DRILLS FOR SALE

JD 9400 grain drills, 30-ft., 10” spacing, JD transport, capped wheels, field ready..... $10,000 JD 9400 grain drills, 20-ft., 10” spacing, no transport, Acra-Plant type openers, capped wheels. Like new................................................................................................................... $10,000

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and Call Jim Bays at (406) 932-5817 or Sterling Ballbach at (406) 663-2105 his colleague at Cornell University have developed a new tool for studying how roots take shape in the soil. The three-dimensional imaging system and software package, developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Leon V. Kochian in Ithaca, New York, and Randy T. Clark of Cornell, allows scientists to collect data on root 2003 Honey Bee SP42 header, 42-ft. with batt reel fore and aft, systems faster than ever before, and to study root architecair ride gauge wheels, self-contained transport system, swath option, all new guards and knives 3 seasons ago, set up for ture in unprecedented detail. Root systems play a critical 10, 20, 30 series Case IH combines or New Holland CR serole in crop health, and like any structure, they have their ries now, or can easily change to fit another brand. Always own architecture. shedded, well maintained, excellent condition. Delivery availCalled “RootReader3D,” the system gives scientists the able...................................................................... $30,000 obo ability to analyze root structures and growth patterns, to Call Adam (406) 390-3048 (cell) or (406) 292-3251 (home) compare one root system with another, and to genetically Please leave message. map and explore traits that give plant roots the capacity to reach into the soil and collect water, phosphorous, and other nutrients. 

Kochian is director of the ARS Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health at Ithaca, Friday, March 29 • 11 AM and Clark is a doctoral student in his laboratory. ARS is Laurel, MT USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, DIRECTIONS: Exit I-90 at Laurel #434, South ½ mile to Bernhardt Rd, East & North 1 mile. and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Previous systems allowed scientists to take three-dimensional images of root systems growing in gels, but those systems required up to an hour to collect enough data for a single three-dimensional image. With the RootReader3D system, scientists can produce images of more than 100 root systems a day, providing the information needed to conduct genetic mapping experiments.

 To test their system, the researchers grew two very different varieties of rice, Azucena and IR64, in transparent gels and tracked root growth by imaging the plants and their roots for 10 days. The researchers found that they were able to delineate TRUCKS greater detail in the two root IH C Sgl frt tire & brkt Live Internet ‘83 GMC Topkick 7000 – 3208 Cat, 1 Pr: IH 450 fenders systems than ever before. Bidding 5/2, 20’ box, roll tarp, silage/grn Ford 18” backhoe bkt Azucena had deeper roots gate, auto closer, hoist, twin screw, Available 2 to 3 Pt Hitch adapter unk miles than its irrigated cousin IR64, IH 100 Mower 7’; fast hitch Can’t make it to the auction… you may ‘82 Chev 70 – 427-V8, 5/2, 18’ box, and the two root systems register to bid online during the live hoist, silage ext, cattle rack, silage/ ’00 GMC P/U box (gk) grn gate, auto closer, 40k miles, 1 were significantly different in HARVESTING auction @ mbauction.com owner Bale Master 600-700 Spear their “bushiness,” how their ‘74 Chev C60 – 366-V8, 4/2, 17’ box, – 3500#, fits ldrs RELATED Cultivator, Triple K – 21’, s-tines, Post Driver, TSC – 3 pt, hydr root volume was distributed, hoist, silage & cattle sides, silage/grn Bale Karrier, Macdonald 608 – 8 Livestock Brand – WM, horses harrow attach’t, 3 pt, fold-up Fast Hitch Carrier; 200 gal tank, gate, auto closer, 51k miles, 1 owner rd bales and the vertical position of Disk, JD 215 – 16’ tandem, 20” discs L thigh, cows L rib hand wand, pump Baler, ’07 JD 567 – CoverEdge & Irrigation ditch cleaner, Miller Ditch Closer, Meyers – 7’, 3 pt 24” Culverts the center mass of the root TRACTORS – 36”x12” Hydr cylinders Ditcher, Meyers – 7’ trail ‘90 JD 4255 – 5179 hrs, 1 owner, 15 twine, 2731 bales, 1 owner system. Irrigation pipe fittings – 10” & 12” spd ps, pto, 3 pt, 4 hydr, 14.9R46’s, Beet Thinner, JD 100 – 6R Roll tarps: 19’, 20’ (gk) Ditcher, Myers (gk) These results were pubCorn Header, JD 664 - 4R30 (gk) Irrigation syphon tubes – 1½ , 2 frt wgts Drill Fill, Westfield, trk mt (gk) MISC Forage Harvester, JD 5400 SP lished and featured on the ‘89 JD 4650 mfwd – 3424 hrs, 1 Level, Eversman 2400 – 24’, s-tine Irrigation Pipe Socks (150) 10”, 12” McCk Drg milking machine, bkts, vac - 3037 hrs, 3R30 hdr, new dura drum attach’t, 3 pt, fold-up owner, 15 spd ps, pto, 3 pt, 3 hydr, Pickup & truck tires, wheels June 2011 cover of Plant pump, pipes & parts (gk) 20.8R38 duals, frt wgts, 165 hp 100 Gal LP tank & weed burner Planter Units, (12) JD 71 (gk) Physiology. Oxygen/act outfit IH Farmall Super C – sgl axle, 11.2- (2)Manure Spreaders, NH 195 wand Plow, IH 145 – 4 btm, 18”, 3 pt, new Janitrol gas shop heater, 175,000 – 17½ ‘, 33” sides, end gates, dual 36’s, pto, frt mnt 2 wh’l rake The researchers hope the LP Branding iron heater mldbrds btu axles IH Farmall Super C – wf, 11.2-36’s, data they collect using Root(4) Peterson auto waterers (rk) Plow, Ford – 4 btm, 16”, 3 pt 12x12 OH door, Rake, NH 258 Rolarbar pto, fast hitch (2) 500 Gal fuel tanks, 110v pumps Alum Cross box tool box Post Hole Digger, Danuser – 12” Reader3D will help scientists Rake, NH 260 Rolarbar (2) Dump Rakes ADD-ONS bit, 3 pt, pto Antique Majestic Coal & wood Rake Hitch identify genes controlling FH F10 Haybasket w/push-off Dozer, Degelman 12-46/57 – 12’, 4 Running Gear, JD; ruffeeder box Ripper, JD 900 – 9 shank, 14’6” kitchen range important root developmenway , JD mfwd mts (2)Antique iron beds Swather, JD 2320 - 12’ draper, cab, Roller Harrow, IHC 415 – 21’, 17” MixMill – 5 hp, 220v (2) JD Cat 2/3 hitches tal traits. The goal is to help rollers, dual wh’ls, stak fold Grain Auger – 16’x4”, ¾ hp elec Handmade beet press a/c, 6 cyl gas, condit’r, 1 owner (5) JD suitcase wgts Roller Harrow, JD – 14’ sgl lrg roller, Grain Aerator, elec plant breeders develop variTransit Level w/tripod, rod TILLAGE 3 pt, sprg shks JD Rear wh’l wgts Grain Bin Spreader Misc shop tools, Power tools, eties of rice and other crops Beet Roller – 12’ w/transport 1 Pr: JD 14.9R46 duals, hubs Terracing Blade, Ford 788B – 9’, 6 Oak pickup stock rack; WR Chains, Boomers, Etc Cultivator – 7’, 3 pt. chsl pts with roots that make them way, 3 pt 1 Pr: JD mono-rib tires Cultivator, Alloway 2040 – 6R30, Weeder – 20’, 3 pt, fold-up 1 Pr: JD 4030 hubs better equipped to handle corn 1 Pr: 13.6-38 duals (gk) BILL & STEVE BERNHARDT drought, heat, poor soil qualCultivator, Noble – 6R30, corn (gk) 1 Pr: Chains 13.6-38’s ity, and other stress factors in (406) 651-0396, 628-6826 AUCTIONEERS NOTE - This is a ‘Retirement Auction’ for Bill & a changing world. CONSIGNORS

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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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Crop variety selection: Eliminate emotion and increase profitability

By Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension Agronomist Figure 2. Blocking or splitting the area The planting season is starting to sneak into four similar environments. up on us already, and it is now less than 2 months away for crops like spring wheat. Let me assume that you still have not selected or made 100% of your seed purchases for all your crops or that your intended acres for each crop may change due to weather conditions. I think most farmers will agree that they want to buy the variety that returns the highest profit per-acre. Most people justify a buying decision after they have already made it based on emotion. Another component of this process is repUnfortunately, seed purchases often do not lication or having the variety appear once in escape this blight. Things that influence our each of the four blocks at random within each selection and purchase of varieties include block (Figure 3.). Replication is a means of brand reputation, loyalty and tradition, estimating the amount of variation in experifriends and family members, advertising, mental error within the same variety while and company representatives. randomization provides a valid estimation of It seems obvious, but I always encourage that experimental error variance. This is a lot growers to utilize yield data in this variety of words and just means that replication and selection process. Yield data can be collected randomization are needed to get reliable data. from side-by-side comparisons on the farm, Figure 3. Randomization of four varietcompany variety trials, and third-party variies (Var.) within each block. ety trials. Reliability of this yield data is not The use of blocking, replication, and ranequal. I am not talking about who (farmer, company, university) does the work, but the methodology. There are three key methods we can use to increase our confidence that one variety does truly outperform another: 1. Blocking (splitting the test plot into similar environments) 2. Randomization (random placement of varieties within the test plot) domization helps managers of crop testing 3. Replication (same variety appears in performance trials like the ones we conduct the test plot several times) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) Another key term I need to describe is determine whether varieties perform differcalled experimental error, which is simply ently at a location, the margin of difference variation in yield measured in the same vabetween varieties, and confidence that the riety that was tested independently several differences measured are attributed to the times within a test plot. The source of this variety, not experimental error. variation can be soil difference in the test The differences between varieties for plot or even inability to reproduce the exact yield and other important agronomic traits same conditions with equipment operations are posted annually for all major crops in and measurements (easier to control than South Dakota on the iGrow Variety Trial the former). Results pages (http://igrow.org/agronomy/ Let me explain why these three methods profit-tips/variety-trial-results/). These re(blocking, randomization, and replication) sults provide an opportunity for growers to are important when making yield data make informed purchasing decisions when comparisons among varieties. For example, seed is ordered for their farm. The magnitude Figure 1. may be a 2011 yield monitor data of performance differences between varieties from a portion of the field where a test plot or hybrids can be significant enough to create will be located in 2013 (it was all the same a $250 profit per-acre swing. For example, variety). within a company the cost difference per-bag Figure 1. Yield monitor data from one (140,000 seeds) of soybeans is only about $9, variety planted in 2011. but the yield differences may be 7 bushelsper-acre between varieties. Farmers generally have not even finished harvest before the earliest season seed discounts are available. Waiting until yield data is available to aid decision-making on variety selection will pay off. Also, written descriptions for one variety may sound better than another, but the yield may not be. So before you buy any more seed, please consider more data-driven decisions that What happens if we planted four varietincrease your farm’s profitability by using ies so the rows ran left to right this spring?  crop yield results determined by using blockWould that be a fair comparison based on ing, randomization, and replication. SDSU what we know from 2011? No. However, research and extension staff conduct yield blocking or splitting this area into four simiperformance trials on commercially-availlar environments helps us reduce the amount able varieties either submitted by private of experimental error by comparing the four companies or public entities. If you would varieties within smaller areas with more like to learn more about the crops tested by similar conditions (Figure 2). SDSU and the results, please visit the iGrow Variety Trial Results pages or contact SDSU Extension Agronomy Specialist Nathan Mueller (nathan.mueller@sdstate.edu). #####   Jesus cured Peter’s mother-in-law when she was sick of a fever, and Peter swore and went out and wept bitterly.


Mix-and-match cover crop optimizes organic production

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On-The-Farm or On-The-Road

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Farmers can fine-tune their use of cover crops to help manage costs and maximize benefits in commercial organic production systems, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. When you Production expenses for high-value organic crops like lettuce and broccoli can exceed $7,000 per acre, so producers need tires often try to streamline costs with an annual two- to three-crop call us! rotation. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturalist Eric Brennan designed a long-term investigation that We carry a examined several different cover cropping strategies for an annual organic lettuce-broccoli production system. ARS is HUGE USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this inventory!!! work supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. We offer a complete line of Goodyear & Firestone tires for swathers, The researcher selected three winter cover crops often balers, combines, tractors, automotive, light and heavy duty trucks. grown in the Salinas, California, area—rye, mustard, and a legume-rye mix—and planted each cover crop using either a typical seeding rate or a seeding rate that was three times higher. Seeding rates can influence a cover crop’s ability to Cars, Light Trucks, Heavy Duty Farm & Over-the-road Trucks smother weeds. During lettuce and broccoli production, Brennan ensured all systems received the same fertilizer and irrigation inputs and pest management. The harvest and sale of the crops, which met all USDA organic standards, were conducted by a commercial harvester. Phone 406-873-5025, Cell. 406-949-7717 — Cut Bank Brennan’s results indicated that all three cover crops yielded more dry matter than the two tons of crop residue per acre often recommended for maintaining soil organic matter. The legume-rye and rye cover crops produced approximately 25 percent more dry matter biomass than the mustard crops. But effectively suppressing weeds with V V the legume-rye crops required seeding at three times the Annual Production Sale typical rate, while rye and VGW BRAVO 213P mustard crops appeared to Sire: VGW BRAVO 955 suppress weeds adequately EPD’s: BW -2.4 WW 58 YW 97 MK 24 TM 53 ST 14 Selling: with typical seeding rates. Yearling & 18 Month Old Bulls The long-term study also Performance Tested, Maternal, provided Brennan with more Calving Ease Sires data about year-to-year yield variations in the legume-rye Open Yearling Heifers mix, including why legumes, Registered and Commercial which make up most of the • Good Disposition seed costs, are not consistently abundant. Brennan thinks • Fertility Tested cooler early-season weather • Complete Breeding Guarantee VGW GOOD YEAR 213 helps legumes compete with • Free Delivery - Montana and Adjoining States Sire: 5L DOUBLE DESIGN 5 1177-227W the rye. So when a hot and dry • Sight-Unseen Complete Satisfaction Guarantee EPD’s: BW -1.8 WW 70 YW 108 MK 23 TM 58 ST 14 autumn is expected, produc• Established Feeder Marketing Program ers might want to use a rye • All Bulls Sell BVD-PI Negative cover crop and skip spending Join us at the Ranch • 12:30 PM the money on a cover crop with legumes. Grass Range, Montana Brennan, who works at the ARS Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit in Salinas, has published some his findings in Agronomy VGW RIGHT KIND 254 Journal and Applied Soil Sire: BUF CRK THE RIGHT KIND U199 Ecology. EPD’s: BW 0.2 WW 63 YW 98 MK 22 TM 53 ST 11

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##### Papa hadn’t seen his threeyear-old grandson Jack for several months, so during a recent visit there was a lot of catching up. Jack had entered preschool for the first time, and Papa wanted to hear all about it. “I know all my letters and I know how to count,” Jack said proudly. Papa said, “Well then show me how high you can count.” With a dismissive wave of his hand, Jack replied, “One, two, three, and stuff like that.”

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Dairy industry turbulence could settle in 2013

By Purdue University Turbulence that has shaken the dairy industry the past few years could subside in the second half of this year if feed prices fall or at least stabilize, a Purdue Extension dairy specialist says. Although the first part of 2013 likely will be stressful for producers, Mike Schutz said those who hold on should benefit from a relatively neutral economic outlook for the remainder of the year. “The dairy industry is highly dependent on what happens with feed prices,” he said. “We’re hopeful that feed prices will be reduced or stabilize with the planting of the 2013 crop, which will also hopefully help producers get back to approaching at least break-even or somewhat profitable prices.” The 2012 drought hit the dairy industry hard by decreasing availability of feed while also increasing feed prices. Most dairy producers grow their own forages, but with droughtinduced short supplies, many had to buy expensive forage from other growers. Some producers are still short on forage supplies, so Schutz recommended that they keep a close eye on feed prices and check inventories frequently. Farmers with low inventories can consider planting an early spring forage crop, such as spring oats. Spring oats can be sown in very early spring, giving farmers the opportunity to double-crop and produce more forage before next winter. Other options are sorghum-sudangrass, sudangrass or pearl millet, which can be sown in mid-May and ready for harvest by early July. Alfalfa can be sown by mid-April and also would produce a first harvest in July, followed by subsequent harvests for many years. High prices and the lack of feed forced some producers to cull and sell cows. In October 2012, a total of 285,400 U.S. dairy cows were slaughtered under federal inspection - the highest monthly total since 1997, Schutz said. While cull rates have now slowed, the number of dairy producers in Indiana continues to decrease. “We lose about 5 percent of dairy farms per average year, but cow numbers remain remarkably stable and milk production continues to increase,” Schutz said. One of the challenges the industry faced in the last year was the dairy “fiscal cliff,” he said. The expiration of the 2008 farm bill in October and a lack of new federal farm policy heading into this year had many producers concerned that the industry would default to federal policy passed in 1949. The antiquated price structure would have caused milk prices to increase to levels bottlers, processors, and budget-strapped consumers couldn’t afford. “While double the price of milk sounds great right now to dairy producers, the consumers would not have been able to afford milk,” Schutz said. “Certainly the milk processors would have stopped buying as much milk, and it would have caused a great dilemma for the dairy industry. The problem was averted with a one-year extension of the farm bill, which bought time for Congress to write new farm policy. “Fortunately, lawmakers extended the farm bill, which means the MILC - milk income loss contract program - is also still in effect,” Schutz said. The MILC program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, compensates dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a certain level. The monthly payments can help supplement producers’ incomes if they are losing money at current milk prices. Dairy farmers should check with their local FSA offices for more details.



Super Bowl

Available mid-March

Webb Cattle Company Contact Bill Webb (406) 654-7065 Malta, Montana

Richard had 50-yard-line tickets for the Super Bowl. As he sat down in his seat, a man came down and asked him if anyone had the seat next to him. “No,” Richard said. “The seat is empty.” “This is incredible,” said the man. “Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sports event in the world, and not use it?” Somberly, Richard replied, “Well…the seat actually belongs to me. I was supposed to come here with my wife, but she passed away. We got married in 1967, and this is my first Super Bowl without her.” “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. That’s terrible. But couldn’t you find someone else–a friend or relative–to take the seat?” Richard shakes his head, “No. They’re all at her funeral.”


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Lost Lake Ranch Where You Get More Bull Value for the Dollar Spent!!!

Friday, March 29, 2013 Western Livestock Auction – Great Falls, MT

Sale 1:00

Selling:

110 Yearling Black Angus Bulls

LOST LAKE CEMENT Z8 Hoover Dam x SQ Credence 67S 1/21/12 - BW: 68# 205 Wt: 744# 365 Wt: 1318# EPD: B 0.8 W: 50 M 33 Y: 91 Scr 0.82 $B 72.77

LOST LAKE ELECTRICITY Z19 Hoover Dam x JD L309 Special Design 513R 1/24/12 - BW: 85# 205 Wt: 720# 365 Wt: 1410# EPD: B 0.8 W: 51 M 30 Y: 96 Scr 0.74 $B 70.57

35 Yearling Angus Heifers al An nu 19t h i o n S a le ct Pro du

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Features of the Lost Lake Program • Quality cattle = fertility + calving ease + milking ability + growth • Balanced EPDs • Performance tested • Cattle Nutrition, yet Condition • Extra docility • Breeding soundness = exam + scrotal + semen test • Carcass Ultrasound Scanned • Many “heifer bulls” with retained growth • All cattle BVD-tested free of disease • Vaccination program, comprehensive included foot rot and warts • Volume discounts on bull purchases • Livestock Insurance (Loss-of-Use & Mortality) Shared Premium • Delivery is Free (within 350 miles) • Free board on bulls until April 15, 2013 • Harrer’s Satisfaction Guarantee including 77 years of experience

LOST LAKE FOOTBALL Z71 Four Ace Gridiron 801 x Connealy Lead On 2/17/12 - BW: 97# 205 Wt: 765# 365 Wt: 1320# EPD: B 2.9 W: 55 M 26 Y: 99 Scr 0.34 $B 62.21

LOST LAKE HOT TICKET Z116 ALC Steal S27S x Hyline Right Time 338 3/1/12 - BW: 91# 205 Wt: 804# 365 Wt: 1417# EPD: B 2.8 W: 46 M 27 Y: 81 Scr 0.68 $B 49.96

Leading Sires for 2013 Sale LOST LAKE PILGRIM Z21 SAV Homesteader 7282 x SAF Directive 1/14/12 - BW: 81# 205 Wt: 707# 365 Wt: 1379# EPD: B 1.1 W: 49 M 28 Y: 93 Scr 1.52 $B 44.19

• 7X Objective Y69 • ALC Steal S27S • Apex Vanguard 136 • BHC Payweight 654 • BTR Freedom 647 • Carstens Selective 018 • Coleman Regis 904 • Four Ace Gridiron 801 • Hoover Dam • KG Wisdom 9402 • Lost Lake Chain • Lost Lake Credence X24 • Lost Lake Guard Dog U203 • Lost Lake Speaker U368 • MF Final Answer 052 • MF Final Answer 054 • MVCC Nebraska 1409 • Mytty in Focus • SQ Credence 67S • Windy Ridge Inspiration 923

B & D FIELD GOAL Z172 Four Ace Gridiron 801 x SH Fame 1378 3/8/12 - BW: 97# 205 Wt: 798# 365 Wt: 1364# EPD: B 3.7 W: 56 M 24 Y: 100 Scr 0.80 $B 61.01

Call, write or e-mail for a catalog: drharrer@gmail.com www.lostlakeranch.com LOST LAKE CREDIBULL Z23 SQ Credence 67S x Four Ace Gridiron 801 1/25/12 - BW: 84# 205 Wt: 743# 365 Wt: 1369# EPD: B 1.2 W: 58 M 27 Y: 101 Scr 0.38 $B 57.23

Grant & Deanna Harrer 406-899-9061 or 406-452-2010 William T. or Dolores Harrer 406-737-4393 or 771-8229

Circle March 29th on your calendar Barn -- 406-737-4336 321 Eden Road Great Falls, MT 59405

Jeff Schile, Mgr - (406) 737-4315

WINDY RIDGE REGIS 212 Coleman Regis 904 x O Bar x Right Time 702 1/30/12 - BW: 87# 205 Wt: 764# 365 Wt: 1348# EPD: B -0.3 W: 55 M 29 Y: 94 Scr 0.33 $B 58.84

WINDY RIDGE RANCH

Chuck & Karen Davis, 406-737-4320 P.O. Box 336, Geraldine, MT 59446

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Old Cars Wanted

Looking to buy old cars, trucks and parts up to 1974. Call Wayne 406-214-5910 (cell) or 406-821-0300 (home)

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HAY AUCTION Saturday, March 30, 2013 Vaughn, MT • 12:00 pm

300 tons of all kinds of hay will be auctioned off by the bale. Grass Hay, Alfalfa, Alfalfa Grass, Straw rounds, big squares, small bales Delivery available. No buyers premium. Taking Consignments. Take exit 290 west off I-15; go 11/2 miles west on Hwy 200/89. Beside Sinclair gas station in Vaugh, MT

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Big Horn County sugar beet growers look to manage production risk – Part III

By James Sedman, a consultant to the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and John Hewlett, a farm and ranch management specialist in the department revenue of $33,007.75 and a SURE payWe explained in previous articles, how ment of $19,804.65 (or 60 percent of the Big Horn County sugar beet producers Ken payment revenue). The calculation process and Rich Riff used multi-peril crop insuris shown in Table 1. ance (MPCI) to insure against production For more information losses on their 200 acres of sugar beets. To learn more about Actual Production The Riffs experienced a dry spring and History-based multi-peril insurance for summer requiring replanting and resulted in sugar beets, how it can fit your risk mana low yield of 12 tons per acre. In addition agement plan, and how it qualifies producto an insurance indemnity, the Riffs are eliers for potential disaster programs such gible for a payment under the Supplemental as the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Revenue Assistance Payments program Payments program (SURE), consult a lo(SURE). (Note: this article assumes SURE cal crop insurance agent or visit the Risk will be renewed by the farm bill under conManagement Agency’s website at www. sideration by Congress.) rma.usda.gov. SURE Program Overview For more information on SURE and other Participation in SURE requires enrolldisaster aid programs, visit a local Farm ment in federally backed crop insurance Service Agency office or online at www.fsa. or Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance usda.gov. For more information on this and Program (NAP) for all economically signifiother risk management topics on the Web, cant crops, defined as contributing at least visit the Western Risk Management library 5 percent of total farm revenue. at riskmgt.uwagec.org. The revenue guarantee defined in the crop policy forms the basis for the SURE guarantee, which cannot exceed 90 percent of the total expected farm revenue or 115 percent of their crop insurance guarantee (whichever is lower). A SURE payment is triggered when a producer in a declared disaster county experiences a 10 percent or higher production loss or experiences a 50-percent-or-greater loss due to a natural disaster. This payment will be 60 percent of the difference of the SURE guarantee and the total farm revenue for the year. Total farm revenue includes all crop values, crop insurance and NAP payments, other disaster program payments, 15 percent of direct payments, and all farm program payments. SURE Calculation Because the Riffs experienced a yield loss in excess of 50 percent of their APH, they qualify for SURE. For purposes of analysis, we will assume only sugar beet revenue and no other crops. We will also assume 15 percent of their direct FSA payments equals $2,000. The total SURE guarantee is determined by their crop insurance guarantee (85 percent of 25 tons/acre) times 115 percent. The total expected revenue for the farm is the crop insurance guarantee at a 100-percent coverage level times the established price minus deductions for prevented planting. Actual revenue is calculated using the national average price times the actual yield. Crop insurance indemnity payments minus premium costs, 15 percent of direct payments, and other government payments are added for total farm revenue of $217,721. The SURE payment is calculated by taking the lesser of 90 percent of the expected revenue or the SURE guarantee of $250,728.75. This, minus the total farm revenue of $217,721, results in payment


Understanding microbes blowing in the wind

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds. The work has implications for soil health and could lead to management practices that minimize the damage to soils caused by wind erosion. Wind erosion is an emerging issue in soil conservation efforts. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have been studying wind-eroded soils since the 1930s, but few studies have focused on the effects of wind on the bacteria, fungi, and protozoa in the soil. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Researchers see an increasing need to focus on pathogens and agriculturally important bacteria carried in dust. ARS soil scientist Veronica Acosta-Martinez, with the agency’s Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Unit in Lubbock, Texas, focused on bacterial populations that could be classified by DNA sequencing. She worked with Terrence Gardner, a visiting scientist from Alabama A&M University. Researchers collected airborne dust and samples of a type of organic soil susceptible to wind erosion from fields where potatoes, beets and onions had grown a few years earlier and exposed them to windy conditions using a portable wind tunnel. They characterized the bacteria they found in both the “source soils” and the wind-eroded sediments, focusing on types of bacteria associated with coarse particles and on the types associated with fine dust particles. They classified the bacteria found in each type of soil and wind-eroded sediment using pyrosequencing, a process that allowed them to identify up to 100 times more DNA in each sample than they would have detected with traditional methods. The study results, published online in the Journal of Environmental Quality, showed that certain types of bacteria, known as Bacteroidetes, were more predominant in the fine dust. Other types, known as Proteobacteria, were more predominant in coarse sediments. Studies have shown that Bacteroidetes resist desiccation and thus can survive in extreme conditions when carried long distances. The fact that Proteobacteria were associated with coarse eroded sediments, which travel shorter distances, may explain how soils can retain important qualities despite damaging winds. Proteobacteria play an important role in carbon and nitrogen cycling, and their fate in dust storms will be the focus of future research, according to Acosta-Martinez.

Training law enforcement in horse handling

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The Nebraska Horse Welfare Coalition, with hosts from the Nebraska Horse Council and University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) Extension, will hold a Law Enforcement Training Workshop on April 24 in Arthur, Nebraska. The workshop will take place at the Haythorn Ranch Event Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time. It encompasses a full day of presentations and training by experts from organizations such as UNL Extension, the Nebraska Humane Society, Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Horse Council. The workshop is targeted toward law enforcement officials who may have to deal with equinerelated abuse or neglect cases. Lecture topics include: • Basic Horse Information, Equines 101 – Learn about breeds, colors, uses, body conditioning scores and how to determine the sex and average lifespan. • Behavior and Body Language – Reading normal body language and recognizing what’s not. • Equine Health and Basic Nutritional Needs – Keeping a horse happy and healthy, when to call a vet, feeing guidelines and feeding an aging horse. • Hay Quality – What to look for when assessing hay quality, resources for hay testing. • Proper Investigative Techniques – what to look for in horses. • Identifying Resources to Use – what to look for when looking into and documenting suspected cases of abuse or neglect. The workshop also will include a hands-on session on basic handling, including haltering, tying and leading, condition scoring and trailer loading. Links to online registration can be found at horse.unl.edu. Registration is due by April 19 and costs $50 per person.

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##### Careful grooming may take 20 years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a long flight of stairs.

REGISTERED GRENORA DURUM SEED $11.80/bushel 406-650-8448 or 653-3211, Wolf Point, MT

35 Yearling Red Angus Bulls For Sale Private Treaty starting end of February

Sires: MARS 609 Julian, TR Julian LT142, Red Champlain Serenade 2513P, BKT Dominor X189 and MCM Newboy 146 406-347-5413

Mark & Sue Mees 397 Rosebud Creek Rd, Forsyth, MT 59327

5thAnnual

A Program Built On Traditional Values

Production Sale

Lunch starting at noon Inside the barn at the farm in Whitewater, MT

Friday, March 29, 2013 • 1:00 p.m.

Selling

Registered Yearling Angus Bulls

75

Also Selling

100

These bulls represent the top 70% of our calf crop. They have the blend of length, muscle, maternal and carcass traits that we have built our program around.

Commercial

Two-Year-Old Cow/Calf Pairs

ce Sire SAV Mountain Time 1695 Bull 17016627 1/9/11 SAV Iron Mountain 8066 x Leachman Right Time

Referen CED

+6

Marb

+0.39

BW

REA

+2

+0.08

WW

Fat

+60

+0.008

YW

$W

24.76

+116

Milk

$F

60.47

+21

$B

73.36

All of the calves selling at the side of their mothers are sired by SAV Mountain Time 1695, our new Iron Mountain son that was a popular lot at the 2012 Schaff Angus Valley Sale in North Dakota. Powerful sire that packs predictablecalving-ease with superior growth.

View catalog & video at www.billpelton.com All sale bulls will be Pfizer 50K tested, performance and fertility tested. Free delivery within Montana and at cost to surrounding states.

SERVICE SIRES INCLUDE

WMR Timeless 20 • HA Relay 8023 Vermilion Dublin X384 • Apex Black Leather 718 Sandy Bar Grasslands 187W • RMF Heritage 9304 KM Morgans Direction 6608 • HA 3540 Direction 9500 TC Franklin 619 • S Chisum 6175 • RMF Lead On 5507 11096 North Forks Road • Whitewater, Montana 59544 • rmathfarms@yahoo.com Bob Math: 406-674-5562 • Cody Math: 406-671-1949 • Kevin Math: 406-390-6633


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low boy service

40-ton RGN for hire to transport machinery, tractors, etc. up to 60,000 lbs. 48-ft. stepdecks also available. Montana & surrounding states, insured & experienced. Call Roger or Larry at Roger Rader Inc., Sun River, MT 406-264-5475

LOT 4

CED +12 BW -0.7 WW +60 YW +102 MK +20 MB I+.49 RE I+.06 $B +55.19

SIRE: MYTTY BEXTOR 86W

BW : 74 205 WT: 679 365 WT: 1266

LOT 6

CED +7 BW +1.1 WW +54 YW +90 MK +23 MB I+.30 RE I+.51 $B +66.28

SIRE: FF DIVIDE X1

BW: 84 205 WT: 756 365 WT: 1316

LOT 55

CED BW WW YW MK

+8 +1.6 +54 +96 +30

SIRE: MYTTY WINDY 758 12X

BW: 82 205 WT: 801 365 WT: 1303

Selling

85 Yearling Angus Bulls

Sires represented: FF Divide X1 - 12 sons SAV Bismarck 5682 - 5 sons Kesslers Frontman R001 - 10 sons Silveiras Out West 7026 - 9 sons 21 AR Pendleton 7013A - 20 sons KG Onward 5246 - 7 sons Mytty Windy 753 12X - 6 sons

Myrle, Delight & Ted Gollaher 406.468.2273 Mike & Barbara Jo 406.468.0079 3112 Cascade Hound Creek Road, Cascade, Montana 59421

Catalog online: www.gollaherranch.com E-Mail: gollaherranch@yahoo.com

BeefTalk: Have you done the annual ranch enterprise analysis?

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service their business and personal goals. This is Time is ticking away, so in the world of best accomplished through the use of qualbiology, plants are starting to wake up and ity records and sound business decisions.” livestock know that spring is coming. Call What is the goal? Often, the first question it hormones, increasing daylight, warmer weather or simply the calendar, agriculture is the hardest to answer. However, producers is living biology. Biology operates under must be able to express a goal first and then a very set process governed by rules that analyze the operational records correctly to producers did not make. see if the goal is being met. Anyway, spring is coming, so the question The North Dakota State University is: Have your evaluated last year’s efforts? (NDSU) Dickinson Research Extension The academic response is “yes.” However, Center’s annual production evaluation is the classic response is “soon” and the real held in early to midwinter. The annual review response ofmakes sure ten is “oops.” the center is The evalumeeting projation of proect goals and duction inallows manputs is the agement to most critical tweak what step to sucneeds to be cess. If there tweaked for is one topic efficient opthat routinely erations. draws proIf someone ducers to insays that the formational management gatherings, of a ranch it is inputs. or other agHow do proricultural ducers conenterprise is trol inputs? simple, that The chalperson obvilenge from ously never the academic has managed side during a unit. Even the discussion when the obof what-ifs or jectives are operational assumptions that are made is clearly stated and properly presented, the that these are developed from gut feelings evaluation of management is never simple. but may not be true. There is always something. From the producer side, he or she has That is not an excuse to not do an evaluaccess to the records but may not actually ation of the operation. As the center comreview the records, so the producer operates pletes the evaluation, the future will not only from what-ifs and operational assumptions. be positive, but also more focused and show Like the academic in the same position, the a clearer alignment with the center’s goals. producer operates on gut feelings. Likewise, as producers evaluate their opThe point is that, as winter quickly comes eration, they, too, can become more focused to an end, the time for engaging production and goal- orientated. At day’s end, there and all associated input costs soon will be certainly is satisfaction in knowing that the the only priority and time will have run out operation is on track to accomplish what the on getting that good evaluation of operaindividual producer wants to accomplish. tional inputs. Oftentimes, producers will attend meetHowever, there still is time to review ings or read articles that seem to express and make changes. Even if the numbers what the beef business is about. That is are not perfect, sitting down and reviewing good, but keep in mind that the beef busithe input costs is critical. The operational ness is very diverse. What fits one producer input review needs to be more in-depth than may not have anything to do with what fits simply doing the taxes. another producer because the goals may be To start, producers can sit down and revery different. view their own records. However, if history However, in the end, the needed acmeans anything, the evaluation of records cumulation of records and the subsequent is not simple, so the producer ends with analysis of those records are critical to goal the records set aside because numerous assessment and future planning. production articles and catalogs seem more May you find all your ear tags. interesting. In fact, a lot of planning is taken Your comments are always welcome at directly from other producer testimonials. http://www.BeefTalk.com. Maybe that is good or maybe not. The For more information, contact Ringwall important point is to understand one’s own at 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, operation and what is happening. That is or go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/colwhy organizations such as the North Daumns/beeftalk/. kota Farm Management (NDFM) program sponsored by the North Dakota Department ##### of Career and Technical Education exist. Gini, who is a surrogate grandmother Most states, if not all, have groups that can to Andy, twelve, says she’ll always have a assist producers getting started with effecsoft spot in her heart for the boy. “Andy is tive management record programs. slightly autistic, and one day he said to my As noted on the NDFM website (http:// husband Sam, ‘I’m different, you know.’” www.ndfarmmanagement.com), “The farm Sam responded that he knew that, but that business management education programs everyone is different in one way or another. provided by NDFM are designed to provide With that, Sam pointed to Gini and said, education to farm owners and operators or “Look at Gini. She’s overweight; some persons interested in farming. The purpose people think that’s different.” Andy replied, of the program is to assist clients in meeting “Gini’s not fat. She’s a gramma.”


NUBeef-BCS, NUBeef-UTS scoring apps now available

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Two new University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension beef apps will help producers manage their beef cowherds better. NUBeef-BCS and NUBeef-UTS are available in the Google Play and Apple App Store, said Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, who developed the app along with UNL EdMedia’s Mark Hendricks. NUBeef-UTS is an udder and teat-scoring app. It based on the Beef Improvement Federations’ scoring system and allows producers to score teats and udders against the BIF standard. NUBeef-BCS allows producers to visually assess their cowherd using a number system that objectively describes the amount of condition or fat reserve of the animal. “When you look at the nutrition program, it is one of the greatest costs for the cow calf producer. The way we monitor that program is through body condition of the herd,” Rasby said. Body condition score describes the relative fatness of a cow based on a nine-point scale. When using the NUBeef-BCS app, producers can simply take photos of their beef cows and then score cows at important times throughout the year, such as at weaning and before the start of calving and breeding season. Taking pictures of the same cow multiple times throughout the year allows producers to better manage the herd, Rasby said. “If you are unsure of a body condition score of a cow, there also is a guide and pictures with the app that can be your guide,” Rasby said. He said one of the challenges during winter is producers want to score body conditions, but cows have their winter hair coats. The app includes drawings of cows in different body condition scores that also can help with that. Calving season is the perfect time to start using the app, Rasby said. He said the app also is good for hired hands to use to score cows and then go over conditions with the cattle manager so that employee and manager are on the same page. An added component to the app is an education component. “It is a must for instructors teaching beef cow management concepts to students at all levels, high school junior college and four-year colleges,” Rasby said. The app has a group of cows that have already been body condition scored that can be pulled up and used to practice scoring. “This is outstanding tool that anyone can learn to use – from beef producers to teachers and student,” he said. Like the BCS app, the NUBeef-UTS app works by matching photos against standards. Cows with poor teat and udder quality can pose problems for their calf to suck. This information will allow producers to monitor these scores and perhaps use it as culling criteria in the future. This app also has a learning component useful for educators. “Both these apps will help with management strategies with the beef cow herd and the learning component is really cool,” Rasby said. For more information, visit http://www.youtube.com/ NUBeef or watch February 1’s segment of “Market Journal” at http://youtu.be/CY5QOdrhaEo.

The “yokes” on the restaurant

An elderly couple went to breakfast at a restaurant where the “seniors’ special” was two eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast for $1.99. “Sounds good,” the woman said. “But I don’t want the eggs.” “Then I’ll have to charge you $2.49 because you’re ordering a la carte,” the waitress warned her. “Wait a minute,” the woman said, amazed. “You mean I’d have to pay 50 cents for not taking the eggs?” Then, I’ll have the special.” “How do you want your eggs?” “I’ll have the eggs on the side, please,” the woman replied. “Raw and in the shell.” The couple enjoyed their breakfast very much. When they finished, the woman put her two eggs in her purse and went home.

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U.S. soft red winter prices attract world wheat buyers

By Casey Chumrau, USW Market Analyst What a difference two months make. As of December 1, 2012, export sales of soft red winter (SRW) wheat lagged beCall (406) 253-9675 or email: yellowiron4hire@yahoo.com for pictures hind the 2011/12 pace by 9 percent. On December 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projected total 2012/13 SRW exports would reach 3.95 million metric tons (MMT), 18 percent lower than last year’s mark. But in just 60 days, SRW wheat sales have soared and indications are the accelerated pace could continue for at least the next few months. The catalyst for the change was SRW prices falling below the competition for the first time in six months. Wheat buyers noticed and sales of 1.27 million metric tons (MMT) since December put 2012/13 SRW sales to date at 3.06 MMT, notably 27 percent above last year’s pace. Egypt has been the most aggressive customer, accounting for almost half the December and January sales. On Monday, Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) announced it had purchased an additional 60,000 MT of SRW for March delivery. Bids on this GASC tender for U.S. SRW ranged from $307 to $324/ MT free on board (FOB). The closest competing offer was for French wheat at $355/MT. That large price spread suggests SRW has competitive staying power. In its January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), USDA increased its projected •Ronan •Grass Range •Whitehall •Stevensville SRW exports by 400,000 MT to 4.35 MMT, just 3 percent lower than 2011/12 and 1 percent greater than the 5-year average. The February WASDE will be released tomorrow, cleanburn@ronan.net February 8, and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) anticipates USDA will reflect the current sales pace by increasing the estimate again. 57 Years of Breeding Cattle that are Despite surging demand, SRW prices remain relatively low. Optimism surrounding the 2013 harvest is also encouraging the sale of old crop stocks in order to make room for the new crop. SRW basis levels have remained steady or weakened in the past few weeks, allowing FOB prices to fall with the futures market th and fuel sales. Traders are confident they will be able to refill the supply with new crop. USDA’s winter wheat seeding estimate released January 1:00 p.m. • at the ranch View bulls and bid online 11 certainly supports that sentiment. USDA said farmers seeded 9.42 million acres (3.81 million hectares) of SRW, up 16 percent from last A A R Leupold 0578 • S A V Mustang 9134 • Sitz Dash 10277 year because of higher prices BW WW Milk YW SC and poor spring crops in parts A A R Matrix 9534 • A A R High Five 8563 • Sitz Final Statement 618X +.2 +65 +34 +135 +1.59 of the Midwest. That includes WMR Franklin 69 • V D A R Really Windy 4097 • A A R Matrix 0026 Marb REA Fat $W $B a record 960,000 acres in +1.15 +.72 +.007 38.51 110.21 North Carolina and an estimated 27 percent increase to 1 million acres in Missouri. Ohio’s seeded area is up 24 percent to 620,000 acres and A A R Leupold 2709 A A R Ten X 2811 A A R Final Statement 2539 Arkansas farmers seeded 20 BW BW BW percent more, up to 660,000 +.3 +2.8 I+.1 acres. Growing conditions in WW WW WW +55 +57 I+51 SRW growing regions that have been much better than in Milk Milk Milk +28 +29 I+24 hard wheat growing areas are YW YW YW strengthening the potential for Reg. 17428777 +104 Reg. 17376123 +106 Reg. +17467852 I+88 a large 2012/13 SRW crop. Leupold / ER Justice N013 Ten X / A A R Justice 7950 Sitz Final Statement 618X / A A R Rambler 779 The positive crop outlook One of the top cow families at AAR. Big performance on this Ten X son. Out of the dam of Leupold. could help maintain the relatively low SRW prices that A A R Ten X 2007 A A R Final Answer 2029 BW A A R Ten X 2168 BW BW have spurred sales in the last -.4 -1.6 -.7 two months. Current SRW WW WW WW supplies are more than suf+50 +60 +59 ficient to meet the additional Milk Milk Milk demand and sustain the in+34 +26 +29 creased sales pace. USDA curYW YW YW Reg. 17348846 +97 Reg. 17352867 +107 Reg. 17351464 +108 rently projects SRW carry out Ten X / HARB Hellferstout 726 J H stocks at 4.58 MMT, 2 percent Final Answer / Ten X Ten X / A A R New Design 4060 Calving ease bred deep into this pedigree. Dam is one of our top Ten X daughters. Top 10% in BW, WW, YW and Marb. Top 3% in $B and $F. greater than the 5-year average and 35 percent greater than the Keith Arntzen (406) 462-5557 Doug Arntzen (406) 462-5553 10-year average, providing a 577 Arntzen Lane • Hilger, MT 59451 arntzen@mtintouch.net www.arntzenangus.com comfortable cushion for additional exports.

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Cattle inventory continues to shrink

By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist On February 1, 2013 the USDA released its semiannual cattle inventory report. The report benchmarks where the cattle industry is in regards to current supplies and where the industry is headed. Of greatest interest was the estimated inventory as of January 1 after the beef industry has been faced with two years of back-to-back droughts, first in the Texas and New Mexico region in 2011 and then further up into the Midwest in 2012. The USDA report listed all-cattle-and-calves in the U.S. as of January 1, totaling 89.3 million head, 2% lower than last year at that time and the lowest all-cattle-and-calves inventory since 1952 reported an inventory of 88.1 million head. Also stretching back to record-breaking number is the all-cows-and-heifers that have calved inventory where the 38.5 million head was the lowest inventory since 1941. Due to the lower cow numbers, it’s not a surprise that the calf crop numbers will also be down. However, the report did indicate beef replacement heifers were up slightly by 2%, indicating some of the industry is trying to begin a process of rebuilding particularly with younger replacements over cows. On the cattle feeding side, cattle and calves on feed for slaughter in all feedlots was down 5% to 13.4 million head. As part of this major semiannual cattle inventory report, USDA conducts a more comprehensive survey of feedlots and includes only US feedlots with 1000+head capacity. However, South Dakota’s numbers actually showed a slight increase. For South Dakota’s total cattle and calves between January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013, the number rose from 3.65 million to 3.85 million. Yet, in regard to cattle-on-feed numbers reported for South Dakota, for feedlot over 1,000 head did decrease, totaling only 94% of the numbers that were on feed in South Dakota January 2012. As we move ahead and producers start facing calving season, not only is calving on their mind, but the concern for moisture that will result in pasture and hay supplies needed particularly in the cattle-producing areas of the U.S. is also a topic of discussion. Time will tell if we can garner the moisture needed to keep the cowherd levels we have in South Dakota. #####   Trumpeter swans have a wingspan of eight feet to support their thirty-pound weight. Nearly half of the swan’s length is composed of its neck. #####   Cheyenne, Wyoming was the first city in the world to receive electric incandescent lighting. The lights were installed in 1882. The battery powered lighting was recharged during daylight hours by a steam-driven dynamo or generator. #####   The J.C. Penny Store began its existence in 1902 in Kemmerer, Wyoming. The ‘J’ stood for James, the ‘C’ stood for cash. The first store was called the Golden Rule Store.

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Mueller named seed quality lab manager

By NDSU Extension Service Jeanna Mueller has been named seed quality lab manager for the North Dakota State Seed Department. Mueller has more than six years of experience at the State Seed Department as a seed analyst. She began her career in 2006 and has achieved certification through the Association of Official Seed Analysts as a certified seed analyst in germination and purity testing. She was promoted to senior seed analyst in 2010. More recently, Mueller earned recognition as a registered seed technologist through the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists. “We expect Jeanna will provide excellent leadership in the seed quality lab,” says Steve Sebesta, North Dakota State Seed Department deputy seed commissioner. “She has demonstrated the ability to work positively with people and communicate effectively with customers while maintaining the high-quality standards expected of an officially recognized seed lab.” The seed lab in Fargo is the state’s designated official seed lab and conducts more than 20,000 tests annually on all crops grown in the region. Mueller graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in crop and weed science. ##### Our duty is not to see through one another, but to see another through.

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Fundraiser for the Creston Fire Department

By Megan Nielson, SDSU Extension Youth Livestock Field Specialist This year twenty 4-H youth represented Becking, Codington County; Julianna AlSouth Dakota at the 2013 Western National brecht, Kingsbury County; and coached by Falynn Hogg. Twenty-three teams comRoundup help in Denver, Colorado on January 9th through the 13th. The Western Napeted in evaluating beef, sheep, swine, and tional Roundup hosts a variety of different goat classes. All of the South Dakota team members ranked in the top 25 within various contests where youth have the opportunity contest divisions and the team won sheep to meet other youth from across the nation placings. Special recognition was given to and represent their state proudly. South DaAmy Wolff, who received 5th place in sheep kota’s presence was known throughout the placings, and Halley Becking, who ranked event as every team in each of the contests, 4th in swine placings.  ranging from horse, livestock, and conSouth Dakota 4-H youth were strong sumer decision-making, was recognized. competitors in horse competitions at the State winners from the FCS contest 2013 Western National Roundup in Denver, Brianne Bertsch of Hand County, Austin Colorado. Thirteen youth represented South Larson from Kingsbury County, and Avery Dakota in the horse judging, hippology, Johnson of Hughes/Stanley County came horse quiz bowl, and horse demonstration together to form the competing team in contests and scores from those events were the Consumer Decision Making Contest combined to recognize South Dakota as the coached by Tracey Lehrke. The team evalu6th high state overall. ated classes of different consumer goods, The Hippology Team, with members: gave oral sets of reasons, and worked toAshley Currence, Kendra Currence, Morgether on a group think challenge. Brianne gan Janisch, and Valerie Moen, placed 9th Bertsch was specially recognized for her 3rd overall, 5th in the judging phase, and 10th place finish in placing with a score of 296 in the written exam and team station phase. out of a possible 300. Ashley Currence was also recognized as 
Within the 4-H Livestock Judging Con4th high individual in the individual station test, the South Dakota team was composed phase and 9th overall. Teams demonstrated of Amy Wolff, Grant County; Dayton their horse knowledge by completing team VanderWal, Brookings County; Halley and individual exams, station identification, and judging classes. This year’s team was the winning team at the 2012 State 4-H Horse Show from Roberts County coached by Julie Nelson. The Quiz Bowl Team was quick with their buzzers, placing 5th overall. Members on the team included: Madison Cutler, Joellen Gonsoir, McCamey Kimbler, Bailey Ringgenberg, and Coach Christen Gonsoir from Brown County. The 10th high individual overall for total points scored was awarded to Joellen Gonsoir. Sydney Sleep, from Butte/ Lawrence, gave a horse demonstration and received 5th place overall. She was coached by Jodi Sleep. The Horse Judging Team, coached by Bruce & Stacey Bebo, placed 3rd overall, 4th in halter judging, 4th in reasons, and 5th place for performance judging. The winning team members included: Cheyenne Bebo, Spink County; Brittany Hinkle, Hyde County; Stuart Meyer, Spink County; and Fehrin Ward, Butte/Lawrence County. Cheyenne Bebo ranked 6th high individual in reasons and was 7th overall in performance judging. Fehrin Ward received top honors placing 4th overall, 4th individual in halter judging, and was 9th in reasons.

#####   Church notes: If you do not have a hymnal, please steal one from an empty pew. #####   Sixteen-year-old Susan stormed into the house and burst into tears: “If God is my copolit, how come I keep failing my driver’s license test?”


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Jeff & Christie Nissen 406-357-2643 Patty Nissen 406-357-3534 15380 Clear Creek Rd Chinook, MT 59523

14th Annual Sale April 3, 2013

Lunch at 11:30 • Sale at 1 P.M. • Bear Paw Livestock • Chinook, MT Selling 60 spring and 20 fall bulls from industry leading AI and herd sires. Over half the offering are suitable for heifers. Bulls are on feed at Hould Feedlot west of Malta MT. Our goal is to raise cattle that are easy fleshing and easy calving, with muscle and maternal strength, while maintaining structural correctness, carcass traits and good disposition.

Performance report and video of bulls can be viewed at

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Monetization remains a beneficial food aid tool

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FUEL TRUCK FOR SALE

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By Tyler Jameson, USW Assistant Director of Policy U.S. wheat producers are justifiably proud that their crop has long been the largest single commodity donated to those in need around the world. Now a recent study has shown that monetization (the sale of donated commodities like U.S. wheat in a recipient country to use the proceeds to fund important development projects) provides benefits that exceed the funded development projects. The study, conducted by Informa Economics on behalf of the Alliance for Global Food Security, examined five different monetization projects, two of which included the monetization of wheat donations. One of those projects was a consortium led by World Vision that monetized 49,000 MT of U.S. HRW in 2010/11 to fund development projects in Mozambique under the Food for Peace program. This was part of a larger plan to monetize 142,000 MT of U.S. wheat over five years. The funds generated will serve a wide range of agricultural development and other food security projects reaching 200,000 farmer households and 375,000 young children and caretakers. Informa found that World Vision and its partners received a fair market price for the HRW, with no disruption in local cereal production or the commercial wheat import market. The study also found this program encouraged local market development because monetization sales offered more favorable payment terms compared to commercial commodity purchases. It addressed credit and hard currency constraints and thereby increased the number of market participants that could import wheat. Consumers also benefitted because the high quality of the wheat increased local flour quality that otherwise may not have been available. It also improved food availability to poor consumers through the increase in smaller market participants without disrupting the local flour market and retail prices. Informa also noted U.S. wheat monetization in Mozambique helped fill a supply gap during the Russian wheat export ban, thus increasing local food security. The U.S. wheat industry’s food air policy focuses on making a contribution to global food security. The producers, through its Food Aid Working Group, are committed to global food assistance and encourage programs that include the full range of options to help countries attain lasting and sustainable food security. Visit the Food Aid section of the USW website to read more.

We would like to invite everyone to our

ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE APRIL 4, 2013 AT 1:00 P.M.

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##### When ninety-year-old Henrietta Novack got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, she almost fell in the toilet because her grandson Jim had left the seat up. After a sound scolding by Grandma, Jim, an electrical engineer and inventor, realized there should be a device to remind men to lower the toilet seat. So Jim invented the Beep Seat that beeps sixty seconds after the seat if lifted. Once lowered, the beep stops. If the man still doesn’t lower the seat, it will at least alert a woman that the seat is in the up position, saving other grandmas from taking a midnight surprise plunge.


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2002 Gehl 663 telescopic forklift, 6000 lb capacity, 37-ft. reach, 4x4x4, very good tires, 3000 hours. Nice machine..$27,500 2005 Volvo EC290BLC excavator, cab, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, very clean, very tight, only 5300 hours. Nice machine!.......................................................................$94,000

2003 Case 821C wheel loader. One owner/operator machine, very well cared for unit, excellent tires, cab, air conditioning, ride control, tooth bucket. Very Good Machine!.......$68,800

2005 Terex TH1056C telehandler, cab, heat, stabilizers, 10,000 lb capacity, 56-ft. reach, good tires, 3300 hours......$48,800

2005 Volvo 330BLC excavator, cab, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, very clean, very tight, 8850 hours. Nice clean machine!.......................................................................$79,900

2002 Volvo L90D wheel loader, cab, heat, air conditioning, hydraulic quick couple, bucket, forks, radial tires, 8000 hours. Very nice machine!..................................................$65,000

2000 Ingersoll Rand VR843 telehandler, 8000 lb capacity, 43-ft. reach, good tires, 1200 hours. Very clean, very tight............... . ................................................................................$29,650

1998 Hitachi EX200LC-5 excavator, PSM progressive link thumb, cab with air conditioning. Good tight machine, great work history.............................................................$39,900

2005 Genie S-40 manlift, 4WD, diesel, 2100 hours. Excellent condition, very nice machine...................................$25,500

2001 Yale GLP50 propane forklift. Clean machine, no leaks only 5500 hours. Very very nice machine!.......................$10,500 2010 New Holland Boomer 8N tractor, 50 hp diesel, loader, bucket, forks, PTO. Only 100 hours! Like new Awesome tractor!!!.........................................................................$26,750 1978 John Deere 690B excavator, 6300 original one owner hours. Clean, strong and tight machine, several bucket options! With one bucket.............................................$17,850

1987 Case 585E straight mast forklift. Good clean unit, runs and operates great, ready to go to work........................$12,000 Lincoln 400 welder/generator, both feeds, trailer mounted, low hours, great shape. Excellent condition!!!................. $8250

2005 Bobcat T190 skidsteer. Good tracks, tight, 2000 hours, work ready...............................................................$18,900 2007 Cat 226B skidsteer loader, cab, heat, 50% tires. Very clean and tight machine with only 1550 hours..................$22,750

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BULLS & HEIFERS FOR SALE •Simmental •Sim-Angus •Angus

Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch Helena, Montana Phone 406-949-1754 website: pricklypearsimmental.com

COMBINES and HEADERS

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

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Steiger 535 4WD, 800/70x38, duals, power shift, differential lock, end of row marker, auto shift, 5 remotes, front and rear weights, radar, decelerator. 4217 hours............ ......................................................................... $199,500 Case IH Magnum 335 MFD, power shift, guide ready, creeper gear, differential lock, 3 point, PTO, 5 remotes, 75%, 480/80x50, duals, end of row, front and rear weights. 1896 hours......................................... $146,000 Case IH Magnum 305 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 5 remotes, radar, auto steer ready, power shift, creeper gear, front and rear weights, 80%, 380/90x54, duals. 3380 hours... ......................................................................... $133,500 Case IH Magnum 275  MFD, 3 point, PTO, 4 remotes, auto shift, end of row marker, front and rear weights, 380/90x54, duals front and rear. 2902 hours....$116,500 Case IH Magnum 245 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 380/80/38, 380/54 duals. 3238 hours................................. $106,900 Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 320x54 duals, Radar, creeper gear, differential lock, 5 remotes. 2302 hours.................................................................. $98,500 Case IH MX 230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 5 remotes, 380/80x54 duals, radar, power shift, creeper gear, auto shift, front and rear weights................................................. $73,500 Case IH Puma 195 3 point, PTO, 3 remotes, 18.4x42 duals, creeper gear, differential lock, LX770 loader, bucket........................................................................ $75,900

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Beginning ranchers might consider leasing cows

By NDSU Extension Service ag.ndsu.edu/livestockeconomics/Budgets. Declining numbers of farmers and ranchers This spreadsheet can help document costs and the increasing age of those who remain and calculate contributions. in the business are fueling the call to bring in More recently, cow owners seem to be and train young farmers and ranchers. using cash cow leases. Under these leases, That has resulted in the development of the operator agrees to pay the owner an anprograms to facilitate and promote arrangenual cash payment per cow for a set period ments between retiring and aspiring young (usually one to three years). The operator farmers. But even with such programs, is expected to provide all care and inputs, including government-backed loans to new and he or she earns the calves produced to farmers, this is problematic because the market them in a way that returns the best competition from expanding farms for land profit possible. can be fierce. “The possibilities for a win-win situation “Finding opportunities for new players exist,” Dhuyvetter says. “The young rancher amid the consolidation into much larger but gets started in the business using someone fewer farms driven by recent profitability, else’s cows while conserving his borrownew technology and risk protection policies is ing ability for challenging,” other needs. says John Provided D h u y v e t t e r, costs can be area Extencontrolled and sion livestock the income of specialist at cattle great North Dakota enough, sufState Univerficient revesity’s (NDSU) nue is generNorth Central ated to leave Research Exa return to tension Center his labor and near Minot. management. “The reality The retiring is that getting or absentee started is as cow owner d i ff i c u l t a s earns a retireever, with the ment income, exception of continues to the next generhave some ation of famiinvolvement lies currently and creates alestablished ternatives to with large, phase-out.” successful opHowever, erations.” such leases With soarcan turn into ing land prica lose-lose situation because of factors such es, the high cost of equipment and breeding as improper cow management, poor producstock, and escalating operating costs, startup tion, high death loss, excessive costs and low operations will have a limited opportunity to market prices, he warns. Other problems can own high-capital-cost assets. When ownerinclude inequitable leases in which the operaship isn’t possible, leasing will be more liketor or owner feels unfairly treated. ly. Leasing agricultural land is common, and “Communication of expectations is critifor most farmers and ranchers, the majority cal,” Dhuyvetter says. “For the most part, the of acreage they operate is leased. However, devil is in the details, and to be successful, most cattle assets traditionally are owned or the lease should address cow care, animal lender-financed. identification, death loss, culling, replaceLeasing cattle may be an option. Leasing ment, marketing, etc., in addition to terms allows a rancher to gain a herd of stock cows and rates.” and generate income when investing and While a cow lease may be whatever two borrowing to buy cows may not be feasible parties agree on and will be unique to a paror desired. A cow owner who leases cows to ticular situation, here are some suggestions someone else eliminates the responsibility for developing a successful lease agreement: for caring for the herd while retaining an • Plan and budget to explore equitability income-earning asset. and feasibility. “With high-cost breeding stock and larger • Make sure the person you’re working herd sizes, interest in leasing cows is being with is a good fit. explored,” Dhuyvetter says. “The cattle in• Put the terms of the lease, including dustry is smaller than in the past and smaller termination date and procedure, in writing. than it probably should be. Widespread • Specify how animals will be identified drought has been a major driver of this trend, (include brand) and annually inventoried. coupled with higher feed prices and profit• Leave bull ownership to the operator and ability in the farming sector. Older existing keep breeding dates standard. ranchers may be less inclined to rebuild or • Allow the operator to cull as needed up expand, creating opportunities for young to a limit, with culling income as part of the ranchers as forage conditions improve.” owner’s return. Historically, most cow leases were on a • Develop or purchase replacements extershare basis. Financial experts recommend an nally from the lease. equitable split of calves that is in proportion • Create a separate contract for leased to contributed costs. For example, the owner land, machinery or special services, as calf contributes cow ownership costs (interest on backgrounding. investment, normal death loss, depreciation) • The owner accepts a normal death loss and the operator provides all the operating with compensation for excess. costs (feed, yardage, care and health). A • Provide for notification when issues arise budgeting spreadsheet is available through and opportunities for inspection. the NDSU Extension Service at http://www.


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Corn cobs eyed for bioenergy production

COMBINE with HEADERS FOR SALE

1989 New Holland TR86 combine with custom tank extension, headtilt, 2 speed rotor gearbox, updated AC, straw chopper, always shedded. 1740 hours. New Holland 971 24-ft. straight header and New Holland 960 pickup header with Rake-up attachment. Will separate out. ................................................... Package Deal $25,500

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to For more information call (406) 697-7135 protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research indicates that soil quality would not decline if post-harvest corn cob residues were removed from fields. This work, led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Brian Wienhold, supports the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Wienhold, with the ARS Agroecosystem Management Re$43,500 search Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, led studies that compared runoff rates and sediment loss from no-till corn fields where postharvest crop residues were either removed or retained. $53,000 The scientists also removed cobs from half of the test plots D $7800 SOL that were protected by the residues. After the test plots were established, the scientists generated two simulated rainfall events. The first occurred when the fields were dry, and the next occurred 24 hours later when 2007 IHC 8600, 420 HP Cummins, 10 speed ultra shift, automatic, Jake Brake, twin screw, spring the soils were almost completely saturated. suspension, new 22 ft unibody box & hoist, tarp, truck is loaded and nice. $59,500 During the first event, on plots where residue was removed, runoff began around 200 seconds after the “rain” $36,000 began. Runoff from plots protected by residues didn’t start until around 240 seconds after it started to “rain.” Runoff from the residuefree plots contained 30 perGeorge & Jeanette Rankin Kathy & Jim Bjorkman cent more sediment than 1289 Nine Mile Rd. 406 937 4815 runoff from all the residueOilmont, MT 59466 krankin@northerntel.net protected plots. But the pres406 937 3728 www.kickinghorseranch.com ence or absence of cobs on the residue-protected plots did not significantly affect Annual Production Sale sediment loss rates. March 21, 2013, 1:00 pm Wienhold’s team con45 Red & Black Bulls 30 Red & Black Heifers Western Livestock Auction Purebred & Balancer Purebred & Balancer cluded that even though cob Great Falls, Montana residues did slightly delay the onset of runoff, sediment loss rates were not signifi40 Years of selective breeding for the most economic traits in both the pasture and the feedlot. cantly affected by the presPerformance Tested for comparison; offering a choice of individual herd needs ence or absence of the cobs. DNA tested and Ultrasound measured The results indicated that the Scrotal measured and Fertility tested cobs could be removed from Red Purebred Black Purebred other residue and used for bioenergy feedstock without significantly interfering with the role of crop residues in protecting soils. In a related study, Wienhold examined how the removal of cob residues affected soil nutrient levels. Over the course of a year, his sampling indicated that cobs KHR 27Z KHR 07Z were a source of soil potasKHR 05T x Top Brass KHR 47R x Bruce Almighty sium, but that they weren’t Red Purebred Homozygous Black • Homozygous Polled a significant source of any CE BW WW YW MK TM CED CW FM CE BW WW YW MK TM CED CW FM other plant nutrients. 9 1.4 81 120 25 66 12 42 45.04 19 29.55 10 -1.3 61 88 38 68 4 Results from this work 0.30 0.32 0.27 0.27 0.22 0.23 0.23 0.29 0.32 0.28 I+ 0.19 0.20 0.23 have been published in ADG Tenderness Marb % Choice YG FAT REA Hfr Preg Rate Stay MCE DOC ADG Tenderness Marb % Choice YG FAT REA Hfr Preg Rate Stay MCE DOC Agronomy Journal. 5 7 4 4 5 4 5 6 5 6 6 4 5 7 7 6 6 5 6 7 4 5

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ELK PARK ANGUS Selling:

10 – Low birth weight yearling black Angus bulls from registered cows. 20 – Replacement heifers, bangs vaccinated. Phone Jess Kitchens, 406-212-4958, Columbia Falls, MT

COMBINE & HEADER FOR SALE

2009 Case IH 9120 787 separator hours, duals, hopper extension, long auger, deluxe cab, chopper, shedded. Excellent condition.................................... $230,000 obo Draper, pickup and flex header options available. Case IH 3016 pickup header swathmaster pickup. Excellent condition, shedded, very low acres...... $29,000 obo

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By NDSU Extension Service This is the time of year when ice dams not sealed properly can allow heat leaks. and icicles will begin to develop on roofs Recessed or “can” lights and attic access and potentially cause damage. doors or ladders can be other areas where Ice dams and icicles are most common heat leaks into the attic. when snow is on the roof and outdoor Even if all the leaks into an attic from temperatures are just below freezing. Hoinside the home are sealed, heat from the meowners have a few steps they can take home can be lost to the attic if the attic does to reduce ice dams and icicles, according not have proper insulation. to Ken Hellevang, an engineer with the “The ability of insulation to slow heat North Dakota State University Extension loss depends on the type and thickness (NDSU) Service. of the insulation, but attics in northern “The key is to ensure your roof is climates need a minimum of roughly 15 constructed properly with sufficient attic inches of insulation to be properly insuinsulation and ventilation to prevent the lated,” Hellevang says. formation of ice dams, and remove snow Another cause of ice dams is improper on the roof,” attic ventilaHellevang tion. Keeping says. “All too all the heat often, homout of the ateowners try tic space is to treat the impossible, symptoms so allowing of ice dams that heat to with things leave the attic like heat through vents tape instead is important. of preventing This can be the problem done through in the first soffit and place.” ridge vents or An ice vents on the dam forms gable ends when snow of the home. melts and the Make sure water runs the attic’s indowns the sulation does surface of the not block the roof. As the This illustration shows the problems ice dams can cause. (NDSU illustration) airflow from melted snow the soffits or hits cooler parts of the roof near the eaves, eaves. Use baffles to create a channel to it freezes. This process continues and evenhold insulation back from the soffit vents tually creates a dam of ice on the roof. As to allow airflow. more snow melts, the dam stops the water, Removing snow is another way to rewhich freezes, making the dam bigger and duce the likelihood of ice dams forming on backing up the melt water, allowing it to the lower portion of the roof. Solar heating leak under the shingles into the attic or can warm the roof, allowing the water to eaves. This can lead to water stains in the run off the roof rather than freezing on the ceiling, structural damage and mold growth colder portion of the roof. inside the home. Solar heating also will warm the gutter Ice dams are clearly visible once they and edge of the soffit, raising the temperaform, but to find out what causes them, a ture enough to melt snow. This will create homeowner needs to look inside the attic. icicles and ice dams near the edge of the Heat loss from the home into the attic is roof. Removing the snow on the lower porthe major cause of snowmelt on the roof tion of the roof should reduce the icicles forming ice dams; this is wasted heat. and ice dams near the gutter because the Trying to remedy the ice dam problem source of the water has been removed. with electric cables on the roof deck also “However, removing snow from the is wasting energy. The key is to minimize roof can be dangerous, so avoid getting on the heat loss into the attic. the roof by using a roof rake,” Hellevang The attic is warmed with heat leaking advises. “You also need to take care when from a home’s living space. Any openusing a roof rake to avoid overhead power ings where plumbing, heating or electrical lines.” components protrude into the attic that are

Planting trees with limited room

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist NDSU Extension Service seeds or fruits fall? Alternatively, is there Q: I appreciate the information on your a seedless clump birch I could plant? (Salt website because it has helped me refine my Lake City, Utah) questions. I just took out an old five-stem A: Birch species are monecious, which white bark clump birch from our front yard. means that both sexes are on the same tree. It was beautiful in shape and color until The maple of your interest should pose no about half of it died this year. In addition, problems to your waterlines. The roots will it dropped many tiny seeds that got tracked be attracted to the waterline only if it starts into the house. I want to replace it but don’t leaking and water reaches the roots. I have have much room. The chosen spot has a had one in my backyard for 27 years. It is concrete driveway 8 feet away to the east, going strong and looking great. Knowing sidewalk 8 feet to the south and our waterthe Salt Lake City environment as much as line another 6 feet away on the west. We I do, I encourage you to make the maple liked the very angular trunks of the birch your choice. Thanks for the nice comments and we pruned the branches enough to mow about the website. under it. Can I prune or train a ginnala flame For answers to general horticultural maple to a similar shape? Does the maple questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ have a shallow enough root system that it horticulture. will not attack the waterline? When do the


Discrimination claims deadline

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades that there are only a few days remaining in the filing period closing March 25, 2013. “Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faced discriminatory practices in the past from the USDA have 45 days left to file a claim in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness,” said Secretary Vilsack. “USDA urges potential claimants to contact the Claims Administrator for information and mail their claim packages on or before March 25, 2013.” The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied his or her application for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. There are no filing fees to participate in the program. The Department will continue reaching out to potential Hispanic and female claimants around the country to get the word out to individuals who may be eligible for this program so they have the opportunity to participate. Call center representatives can be reached at 1-888-5084429. Claimants may register for a claims package (by calling the number or visiting the website) or may download the forms from the website. All those interested in learning more or receiving information about the claims process and claims packages are encouraged to attend meetings in your communities about the claims process and contact the website at any time or call center telephone number Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Website: www.farmerclaims.gov Phone: 1-888-508-4429 Claims Period: September. 24, 2012 - March 25, 2013 Independent legal services companies will administer the claims process and adjudicate the claims. Although there are no filing fees to participate and a lawyer is not required to participate in the claims process, persons seeking legal advice may contact a lawyer or other legal services provider.

Bowhunter education classroom courses

Two free bowhunter education classroom courses have been scheduled for Great Falls, Montana The courses will occur in April and May. Registration for both is taking place now online at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site. There will also be sign-up times at FWP for those who do not have access to a computer. The first course will run 6-9 p.m., April 10 and 11, and 7-9 p.m., April 15, 17 and 18. A field exercise will take place April 20. Classes will be held at Paris Gibson Education Center, 2400 Central Avenue, Great Falls. The second course will be 6-9 p.m., May 14 and 16, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18. A field exercise will follow on May 18. Classes will be held at Paris Gibson, Great Falls, Montana. To register online go to the FWP website, http://fwp. mt.gov, and follow the links to Education and Bowhunter Education. Then go to either April 10 or May 14 and select a classroom at Paris Gibson. For those without a computer, registration will take place 6-8 p.m., April 2, for the first course and 6-8 p.m., May 7, for the second course at FWP, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls. Every student must pick up and read the bowhunter education manual before the first class. Manuals are available at FWP. Prospective bowhunters, ages 12 to 17, must take both a hunter and bowhunter education course before they can buy an archery license. All first time bowhunters, regardless of age must complete a bowhunter education course. State law says anyone buying an archery license must show either a previous year’s archery license or a certificate of completion from a bowhunter education course. For more information on this or any other course in north central Montana contact the FWP office in Great Falls, 4545840.

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AMERICAN OILFIELD SERVICE

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Amino acid studies aid battle against citrus disease

By Marcia Wood, Agricultural Research Service Amino acids in orange juice might reveal secrets to the successful attack strategy of the plant pathogen that causes citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing or HLB. Studies of these amino acids by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Andrew P. Breksa III and University of California-Davis professor Carolyn M. Slupsky may pave the way to a safe, effective, environmentally friendly approach to undermine Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the microbial culprit behind HLB. For a 2012 study in the Journal of Proteome Research, the scientists used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the amino acid composition of juice from oranges grown on HLB-positive or HLB-negative trees. Their investigation is apparently the first to use this technology for that purpose, according to the researchers. The study yielded distinctive profiles of the kinds and amounts of 11 different amino acids in three types of oranges: fruit from healthy trees; symptom-free fruit from HLB-positive trees; and fruit, with HLB symptoms, from HLB-positive trees. With further research, the profiles may prove to be a reliable, rapid and early indicator of the presence of the HLB pathogen in an orchard, according to Breksa. He is with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. ARS is the USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Breksa also noted that the profiles may reveal clues to mechanisms underlying the microbe’s mostly unknown mode of attack. For instance, if the HLB pathogen were causing havoc with the trees’ ability to create, use and recycle amino acids, scientists might be able to use that information as a starting point for a counterattack strategy. Phenylalanine may be a case in point. An orange tree can convert this amino acid into cinnamic acid, a precursor to compounds thought to be important to the tree’s defense system. But the researchers found that juice squeezed from oranges of HLB-positive trees had significantly higher concentrations of phenylalanine, which suggests that the HLB pathogen may have interfered with the tree’s conversion of pheSSOCIATION nylalanine to cinnamic acid.

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March 15 deadline for 2013 NAP coverage

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bruce Nelson reminds Montana farmers and ranchers that the sales closing deadline of March 15 for most noninsurable 2013 spring planted and forage crops, including grass for hay and grazing, is fast approaching. Application deadline for the 2013 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for all non-insurable crops except for honey and value loss crops is March 15, 2013. The 2013 sales closing dates have already ended for honey (December 1, 2012) and value-loss crops (September 1, 2012). NAP provides financial assistance to eligible producers when natural disasters cause catastrophic loss of production (low yield) or prevented planting of an eligible noninsurable crop by providing coverage equivalent to the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance. In the event of a natural disaster, NAP covers the amount of loss greater than 50 percent of the expected production based on the producer’s approved yield and reported acreage. “Montana farmers and ranchers who have not purchased NAP coverage are reminded of the March 15th sales closing date for most 2013 NAP crops,” Nelson said. “In Montana, the most common NAP crops are grazing and various forage crops but all producers are encouraged to contact their local county office to determine crop eligibility.” NAP is available on commercially-produced agricultural commodity crops for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. If the Risk Management Agency (RMA) offers coverage for a specific crop and intended use in the county, then NAP coverage is not available for that crop. Eligible producers can apply for coverage using form CCC-471, Application for Coverage. Producers must file the application and pay the applicable service fee on or before the application closing date for the applicable crop. The service fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. For more information on NAP and other FSA programs, contact your local FSA office and visit us online at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt

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Nebraska LEAD 31 travels to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR U.S. Consulate offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Twenty-nine Nebraska LEAD 31 Fellows Minh City and met with American business, recently returned from the 2013 Internaagricultural trade and commodity groups. tional Study/Travel Seminar to Hong Kong, Additionally, LEAD Fellows were able to Vietnam and Taiwan. meet with officials at the Hanoi University “Our international study is designed to of Agriculture, the Vietnam Farmers Union provide first-hand appreciation and underand the Taiwan Council of Agriculture, standing of our international community Executive Yuan. and the potential for people of all nations to “The people-to-people encounters prowork together,” said Terry Hejny, Nebraska vided the members of Nebraska LEAD LEAD Program director and group leader. Group 31 an opportunity to view characDuring the January 12-24 seminar, teristics, conditions and trends of Hong LEAD Fellows attended briefings at the Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan and determine relationships to issues and situations in our country,” Hejny said. “Through this experience participants develop techniques in identifying comparisons and contrasts of the countries we recently studied in areas such as politics, economics, religion, culture and history as well as technology, trade, food, art and philosophy.” LEAD 31 Fellows that participated in alphabetical order are: Sondra Anderson, Harrisburg; David Bray, Omaha; Brandon Carter, Gothenburg; Brock Elsen, Sumner; Josh Fries, Imperial; Jeff Henn, Omaha; Chandra Horky, Sargent; Jerad Hutchens, Lincoln; Tom Jasnoch, Ogallala; Tony Johanson, Oakland; Suzanna Klaasmeyer, Hershey; Sara Lemburg, Ewing; Matt Miller, Mitchell; Sean Minahan, Plattsmouth; Gerri L. Monahan, Lincoln; Brian Mumm, Geneva; Nathan Oligmueller, Alliance; Tracy Olson, North Platte; David Pandorf, Callaway; Todd Reed, Lincoln; Jeremy Reineke, Gretna; Ryan Reuter, Minatare; Kurt Rewinkel, Wakefield; Joe Richeson, Gothenburg; Jim Schneider, Aurora; Rochelle Schoneberg, Sutton; Jeff Stuehmer, Lincoln; Desiree Wineland, Cambridge; and Michael Wisnieski, Omaha. The Nebraska LEAD Program includes men and women, currently active in production agriculture and agribusiness and is a twoyear leadership development program under the direction of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, in cooperation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information, or to request an application for Nebraska LEAD 33, contact the Nebraska LEAD Program, 318 Biochemistry Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0763, telephone 402-472-6810 or email Shana at sgerdes2@ unl.edu. The application deadline is June 15. ##### At 70 below zero, it would take less than a minute to freeze an unprotected face.


UNL increasing investment in agriculture with 36 new faculty positions

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR embark on a fresh wave of hiring in about The University of Nebraska-Lincoln 18 months. This follows several years of (UNL) is strategically increasing its investuniversity budget cuts and holds on hiring. ment in agriculture and natural resources, This initiative fits with UNL Chancellor looking to hire three dozen new faculty after Harvey Perlman’s goal of increasing faculty a decade of budget cuts and stagnant hiring. and student enrollment significantly by Ronnie Green, vice chancellor of the 2017. IANR is in a position to do this thanks university’s Institute of Agriculture and to eight years of annual enrollment growth Natural Resources, where the faculty will in its College of Agricultural Sciences and be housed, said the new hires will come in Natural Resources, record levels of research subject areas filling workforce gaps critifunding and a strong agricultural economy cal to the global challenges of the future, in Nebraska. including expanded and more efficient food “It’s a bold statement that we’re makproduction and improved water and natural ing.  Some would say it’s risky to be taking resources management. on this much at once,” Green said. “But I’d The world’s population is expected to say it’s a calculated, strategic move that’s increase from about 7 billion to 9 billion going to pay off big in the long run.” by 2050, and the challenges of feeding that Green also believes the move positions population are significant, Green noted. UNL to emerge as one of a handful of landAs one of the world’s leading agricultural grant universities that will lead the way in producers, Nebraska is the epicenter of solving the food-production needs of the these issues, and its land-grant university future. must be there too, Green said. The 36 new positions, listed at http:// ianrhome.unl.edu/web/ianr/ growingianr, are primarily in the areas of science literacy, stress biology, computational sciences, healthy humans and healthy systems for agricultural production and natural resources. “They cover a fairly wide range of areas across the institute addressing contemporary agricultural and natural resource issues,” Green said. “We are absolutely convinced that as a university it’s time to double down in our investment in these areas around food, fuel and water,” Green said. “All of the needs out there indicate that we need to expand our efforts to meet the challenges that are ahead.” Green said the new faculty will be in carefully targeted areas. “We really have honed our focus to where we think it will make the biggest impact.” By emphasizing areas where Nebraska and UNL already are proficient, “we’re building strength on strength,” he said. While this slate of new positions is “a big bang,” Green emphasized that IANR actually has been steadily ramping up hiring over the last couple of years and expects to

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Montana wildfires to be discussed in Bozeman

“Wildfires in Montana’s Past and Its Future” will be the focus of the Cafe Scientifique to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Baxter Ballroom in downtown Bozeman, Montana. The speaker will be Cathy Whitlock, director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems and professor of earth sciences at Montana State University. As the next fire season approaches, she will discuss what we know from the past, what we can expect in the future, and what we should do. Climate change and human activities are altering fire regimes around the world and especially in the western U.S. In the last 20 years, Montana has seen larger and more severe fires than in recent history, raising scientific concerns about their cause and precedence, Whitlock said. Two pictures are emerging: Studies of the past show that fires are a natural part of most ecosystems, but that current fire activity may be exceeding anything in the last 10,000 years. Future climate projections suggest that rising temperatures will continue to increase wildfire size and severity, posing ever greater risk for human health and safety and forest recovery. Whitlock is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarly contributions and leadership activities in the field of past climatic and environmental change. She has published more than 140 reviewed journal articles and book chapters on this topic. She was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a leading scientific organization that advances science around the world and across all disciplines. Whitlock’s current research sites extend from Yellowstone and the western U.S. to New Zealand, Tasmania, and Patagonia. Since her arrival at MSU in 2004, Whitlock has built a successful research and teaching program, and the MSU Paleoecology Lab supports post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates and visiting scientists from around the world. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Joint Fire Sciences Program, National Park Service, Department of Energy, USDA Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. She is past president of the American Quaternary Association and serves on national and international advisory committees concerned with climate change. Cafe Scientifique, co-sponsored by Montana’s INBRE and COBRE programs, provides a relaxed setting for people to learn about current scientific topics. The concept started in England in 1998 and has spread to a handful of locations in the United States. Following a short presentation by a scientific expert, the majority of time is reserved for questions, answers and lively discussion. Montana INBRE and COBRE are each an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant numbers P20GM103474 (INBRE) and GM103500 (COBRE). For more information, contact Laurie Howell at (406) 994-7531 or lhowell@montana.edu. For more information about the Cafe Scientifique concept, check the Web at http://www.inbre.montana.edu/ cafe.php


Von Bergen installed as NAWG President

Montana wheat and barley farmer Bing Von Bergen was elected and installed as the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday. Von Bergen is a native of Moccasin, Mont., in the center part of the state. Prior to becoming a NAWG officer, he served in the officer corps of the Montana Grain Growers Association for five years and on the NAWG Board, chairing the Domestic and Trade Policy Committee in 2008 and 2009. In addition to running his farm, Von Bergen is the coowner of Heartland Seed Company, which specializes in small grain seeds as well as grass and alfalfa seed. He has also served in several leadership roles in his community, including on a local co-op board, bank board and school board. After serving in the U.S. Army, Von Bergen attended Montana State University. He and his wife Lois have two college-age children. As president, Von Bergen will also be serving as acting chief executive officer while the Association undertakes a search process for a new staff lead. “I am entering this new role during what some may consider a challenging time for our Association and our industry, but I see a lot of opportunity for us to grow and improve,” Von Bergen said. “I appreciate my fellow growers entrusting me wit these duties and responsibilities, and I will work diligently to ensure I live up to them.” Other NAWG officers elected and installed at the Thursday meeting include: Paul Penner, Hillsboro, Kan., as first vice president; Brett Blankenship, Washtucna, Wash., second vice president; Gordon Stoner, Outlook, Mont., secretary-treasurer; and Erik Younggren, Hallock, Minn., immediate past presiden. Members of NAWG’s Executive Committee, known as officers, commit to serve five years when they first run for the role of secretary-treasurer. The NAWG Nominating Committee and NAWG Board reaffirms their selection each year as they move into new roles on the officer team.

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Laura Burkle, left, and Tiffany Knight examine some of the thousands of bee specimens collected by Charles Robertson in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The bees are housed at the Illinois Natural History Survey.

Old records, new bees result in major paper for MSU ecologist By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

Laura Burkle and her colleagues captured 2,778 bees while retracing the muddy steps of a scientist who studied the interactions between bees and flowering plants more than a century ago. Occasionally stung, but considering herself lucky to have access to the rich historic records that guided her field work, the Montana State University ecologist and her collaborators have now published their results in the prestigious journal, “Science.” “It’s exciting,” Burkle said as the Feb. 28 publication date approached. Burkle conducted her bee study in the forests of southern Illinois while she was a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Now at MSU for

the past two years and planning a major ecological study between Yellowstone National Looking for all types of farm equipment, Park and Glacier National Park, Burkle and her co-authors compared the bees and flowvehicles, tools, etc. Also looking for horses. ering plants that existed in 2009 and 2010 Saturday, May 18th with those that existed in the late 1800s and 4 miles north of Conrad, Montana early 1900s around Carlinville, Ill. The researchers discovered that the area Deadline to get consigned items has lost many species of bees and flowering advertised is May 3 plants over the 120 years since professor Charles Robertson first surveyed the area, Burkle said. Also lost were many interactions between the bees and flowers. CONRAD, MONTANA Despite the loss, however, the bees and plants have been surprisingly resilient in the Zane Drishinski Gerald Miller face of warmer temperatures and changing 289-0514 289-0510 land use, Burkle said. 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Old records, new bees result in major paper for MSU ecologist continued from page a44

findings is that climate change has resulted in mismatches between plants and their historic pollinators, such that insects are

active during times when plants are not in bloom,” Knight said. “This is likely because plants and insects respond to different environment cues, and thus, we expect that mismatches between plants and their historic pollinators due to climate change is important across the globe.” The scientist who inspired the recent study was a Harvard professor before moving to Illinois to retire. When he discovered the woods around Carlinville, however, he resumed his academic life as a professor at the local Blackburn College. He collected most of his data from 1887 to 1897, but continued into 1917. “He loved it,” Burkle said. “That was his full-time passion.” Burkle learned about Robertson while looking for a research project to pursue as a postdoctoral researcher. Since Carlinville and St. Louis are just 1 1/2 hours apart, Burkle and Knight decided to follow up Robertson’s study with their own. They spent the springs of 2009 and 2010 doing fieldwork around Carlinville. Generally working in the woods between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. when bees are most likely to fly, the researchers slogged through the forests looking for the first flowering plants of the season. Then they captured the bees that pollinated those flowers and identified them under the microscopes Burkle set up in their Carlinville apartment. In 477 hours over two years, the researchers collected 3,620 “floral visitors,” Burkle said. Of those, 2,778 were bees and the rest were mostly flies and butterflies. The plant that attracted the largest number of bees -- 923 individuals and 33 species – was “Spring Beauty,” a small herbaceous plant. Second most popular plant was the “Great Waterleaf.” In addition to their and Robertson’s specimens, Burkle and Knight compared their findings to those of coauthor John Marlin from the University of Illinois. Marlin, who had gathered data from the Carlinville area in the 1970s, provided intermediate-year information that was “incredibly helpful,” Burkle said. Burkle conducted her research with a $75,000 RAPID  grant from the National Science Foundation. Burkle’s next study will begin this summer and look at disturbances – such as from recent and more historic fires -- to see how plant continued on page a47


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The plant that attracted the largest number of bees in Burkle’s study was “Spring Beauty,” shown here. (Photo courtesy of Laurs Burkle).

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and pollinator communities re-assemble across Montana between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. The suite of species that live in Montana and Illinois are entirely different, but some of the same issues apply, Burkle said. Knight said, “I would expect that the effects of climate change on plant-pollinator interactions are even greater in some locations, such as high elevation sites in the Rocky continued on page a48

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Laura Burkle and her collaborators discovered, among other things, that the bee, Andrena nasonii, emerged before the majority of spring-blooming plants with which it historically interacted. (Photo courtesy of Laura Burkle).

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By Dr. Michelle Arnold, Large Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky There are five major infectious causes of diarrhea in calves less than 21 days of age: E. coli K99, rotavirus, coronavirus, Cryptosporidia, and Salmonella species. Noninfectious factors such as insufficient or poor quality colostrum, poor sanitation, stress, and cold weather can also cause or contribute to neonatal calf diarrhea. Regardless of the cause, diarrhea results in increased loss of electrolytes and water in the feces of calves and decreases milk intake. Ultimately, this process causes dehydration, metabolic acidosis (the blood is more acidic than it should be), electrolyte abnormalities including a critical sodium deficiency, and a negative energy balance from the lost nutrients and lack of milk. Oral electrolyte solutions have typically been used to restore fluids, correct the pH and electrolyte levels in the blood, and provide nutritional support with the added benefit of being relatively inexpensive and easy to administer. However, there are a tremendous number of products on the market to choose from and they differ considerably. This article is intended to provide guidance in selection of an oral electrolyte product according to the latest research. Accurate assessment of a calf with diarrhea is necessary to determine if oral fluid therapy is adequate or if intravenous fluids are indicated. Please consult the December 2012 issue of Off the Hoof regarding how to perform this assessment. After determination that oral fluids are needed, the solution chosen must satisfy the following four requirements: 1. It must supply enough sodium to rapidly correct the losses that have occurred; 2. It must include agents (glucose, citrate, acetate, propionate, or glycine) that actually encourage absorption of sodium and water from the intestine; 3. It must provide an alkalinizing agent (acetate, propionate, or bicarbonate) to correct the blood from being too acidic; 4. It must provide energy because calves with diarrhea are in a negative energy balance. Sodium, chloride, and potassium are all lost in the feces of calves with diarrhea. Sodium is the most important of these and most research suggests a level of 90-130 mmol/L is necessary to correct dehydration. However, sodium absorption from the small intestine will only occur if there is glucose or an amino acid such as glycine, alanine, or glutamine that the sodium can join with and cross into the cells in the gut. The ratio of glucose to sodium present in an oral electrolyte solution should fall somewhere between 1:1 and 3:1. With dehydration, potassium is lost in the feces and urine so calves may experience a profound loss of body potassium stores. A common clinical sign in calves with chronic diarrhea is extreme muscle weakness due in large part to this loss of potassium. Oral electrolyte products should contain between 10-30mmol/L of potassium. A relatively new theory called the “strong ion theory” encourages the use of products that deliver an excess of strong cations (sodium and potassium) relative to the concentration of strong anions (chloride) in order to help correct a portion of the acid-base balance in the blood. This “strong ion difference” or “SID” is calculated as follows: [Na+] + [K+] – [Cl-]= SID and should fall in the range of 60-80 in an oral electrolyte product. Chloride should be present in the range of 40-80 mmol/L ; concentrations at the lower end of the suggested range will beneficially increase the SID. It is extremely important that the oral or IV fluids chosen for rehydration will be able to increase blood pH from an acidic state to a more neutral state. This is normally accomplished by alkalinizing agents such as bicarbonate, acetate, or propionate found in oral electrolytes. Although all have similar effects, acetate and propionate have several advantages over bicarbonate: 1. Acetate and propionate help sodium and water to be absorbed in the small intestine but bicarbonate does not; 2. Acetate and propionate are sources of energy but bicarbonate is not; 3. Acetate and propionate will not alkalinize (raise the pH) in the abomasum or true stomach but bicarbonate will; this is important because an acidic stomach beneficially kills harmful bacteria before they can reach the small intestine and finally, 4. Acetate and propionate do not interfere with milk clotting in calves whereas bicarbonate has been shown to interfere with this normal digestive process. For this reason, experts recommend that bicarbonate-based electrolytes CONTINUED ON PAGE A53


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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR A new resource helps producers market forestry products. The Wood Products Exchange, created by the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), is a free online service that facilitates the exchange of forestry-related products and services, making it quicker and more efficient to match products and services to buyers and sellers. The NFS online exchange accepts only forestry-related listings: sawmills, tree shears, post peelers, graders, logs and lumber, wood chips, wood pellets and woodshop services. “The forest products industry in Nebraska continues to expand production,” said Adam Smith, forestry project coordinator. “Nebraska producers and manufacturers need to easily locate forestry equipment and services that can benefit their businesses. Finding local sources is both more efficient and cost-effective.” Other NFS online wood products resources include a directory of timber buyers and forest products manufacturers, both primary and secondary. An interactive map assists in locating buyers and manufacturers. Primary manufacturers process logs, bolts or other tree sections directly into lumber, veneer, posts, fuel wood, wood chips or other primary wood products. Secondary wood processors are those that manufacture wood products from lumber, partially manufactured logs or wood byproducts resulting from other wood products manufacturing. Only businesses that request to be listed in the directory are included, which is divided into a Business Index section listing business names under the appropriate Standard Industrial Classification system product class. The Business Descriptions section lists businesses alphabetically and includes product and contact information. To submit a listing for the free online Wood Products Exchange, contact Dennis Adams at dadams2@unl.edu or Adam Smith at asmith11@unl.edu. Access the Wood Products Exchange at http://nfs.unl.edu/exchange.

What to look for in an oral electrolyte product CONTINUED FROM PAGE A52

not be used when the calf is nursing the cow. Conversely, products with acetate or propionate do not cause digestive disturbances and are well tolerated when fed with milk. Commercial preparations may also vary in the amount of particles dissolved in the solution. A “hypertonic” oral electrolyte product has a very large amount of glucose (sugar) in the preparation and may have the denotation “HE” for high energy. These differ from “isotonic” solutions which have a similar amount of particles in the solution as is normally found in the bloodstream. Hypertonic solutions give greater nutritional support because of the higher glucose level yet they can cause abomasal bloat and increased diarrhea if the calf is unable to absorb this large amount of sugar. Depressed calves that are not nursing can be given a hypertonic electrolyte product of 500-600mOsm/L if separated from the dam. Beef calves that continue to suckle should receive isotonic solutions. Remember milk is better at maintaining a normal blood glucose level than any electrolyte solution so allow the calf to continue nursing. Never mix electrolytes with milk or milk replacer as these products are designed to be mixed with water only. In summary, it is important to examine the oral electrolyte product label and understand the contents. Unfortunately, ingredients are often presented in different ways that make comparisons difficult. Consult a veterinarian or nutritionist to properly evaluate your oral electrolyte product before your next case of neonatal calf diarrhea.

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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: How do you winterize raised strawberry and raspberry beds? Do you have any recommendations? A: Pile raked leaves on top of the beds and then cover the beds with frost blankets. Also, be sure the plants are well-hydrated before freeze-up. The ice will protect them from damage caused by extremely low temperatures. This all assumes that you planted a regionally hardy variety of strawberries. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

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The Marias River Watershed will meet hold their quarterly meeting at the Marias River Electric building in Shelby, Montana on April 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. A wide range of interesting topics will be offered for discussion. Duane Walker of Walker Design, Great Falls, will provide an overview of the re-designed watershed website (www.mariasriver.com). The public is encouraged to visit this site and offer comments/suggestions/ideas. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments may be sent to the Toole County Conservation District or emailed to marlene. moon@mt.nacdnet.net Other speakers will include Anne Stephens, Browning NRCS and Ardis Day Rider, Blackfeet Environmental Office. Both will be giving updates on what’s going on in Blackfeet Country! Connie Jacobs, BLM Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center, will speak on the center’s educational programs and the river trips made with students on both the Upper Missouri and Marias Rivers. Other items of business will be a discussion on the proposed float trip on the Marias River being planned for this summer. This is a popular event that is sponsored by the Marias River Basin Weed Control Association, and supported by the watershed. More news of this event will be available by the end of March. The public is invited to attend this meeting and any other quarterly meetings of the watershed. Questions can be directed to Marlene Moon at the email address above or by calling the Toole County CD at 406-434-5234 ext. 113.

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Jill looked up in amusement as her husband finally wandered into the kitchen at 11:30 in the morning. Since they’d both retired, he hadn’t exactly been keeping what she’d call “office hours.” “You must have been on quite a streak last night at the casino to get home so late! Were you winning or losing?” “I wasn’t out that late!” protested her husband. “Losing, then,” said Jill. “No, really, I wasn’t out that late. You were just sleeping very, very soundly by the time I got in.” “Well,” Jill replied, “then I guess I’ll have to tell the paper boy to stop delivering the paper under the front wheel of your car!”

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BeefTalk: The science and awe of DNA

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service The DNA discussion is real and active in book are Chapter 1 - Genetics: An Introducthe world of beef cattle, so the better one tion; Chapter 2 - DNA the Genetic Material; understands it, the better one can utilize the Chapter 3 - DNA Replication; Chapter 4 information. - Gene Function; and Chapter 5 - Gene ExWhen I started teaching a course on gepression: Transcription. netics several years ago, the textbook name In the past, the early components of the was “iGenetics: A Mendelian Approach” course were an introduction to the history by Peter J. Russell. This fall, I am teaching of the study of genetics, classical Mendelian the same course. However, the text is now genetics and the physical basis of heredity, “iGenetics: A Molecular Approach” by Peter genetic linkage, multiple alleles, sex determiJ. Russell. During the course of a decade, the nation and chromosomal aberrations. Those word Mendelian was replaced by the word topics now are offered later in the textbook Molecular. as reviews, so students are expected to start For most cow-calf producers, the change their learning with molecular genetics. probably would go unnoticed. However, These topics include gene replication, the change is huge function and exand so is what we pression. Popuare expected to lation and quanknow. The cowtitative genetics, calf business, or the founding prinany other segment ciples of previof the beef indusous livestock imtry, cannot be exprovement, have cused from class. been moved from Understanding chapters 5 and 24 changing technolto chapters 21 and ogy is critical to 22. These chapters the development develop the apof cattle management plans and the subseplication of genetic principles to population quent review of herd progress. Today, college genetics and quantitative inheritance as they students who grew up on farms and ranches relate to the breeding and improvement of raising cattle are expected to spend time in animals. the classroom learning genetic principles as Some might say: So what? The point, if they apply to livestock improvement and we discuss DNA, is that we can put DNA the genetic basis of selection and systems into nice advertising and we can incorporate of mating beef cattle. new technology involving DNA into our These principles are applied at the ranch cow-calf systems. for the development of breeding programs If we better understand the science of based upon the principles of population geDNA, we will be able to better understand netics. A basic understanding of hereditary what we are asking of the technology we principles, including gene action, random are trying to implement. Even beyond that, segregation, independent assortment, sexwe cannot help but stand in awe at these linkage, epistasis, mutations and chromomarvelous biological systems that function somal abnormalities, are taught. Also taught even though we may lack all the skills and are polygenic inheritance and population and technology to truly get involved. molecular genetics. Perhaps that is why both textbooks conThere are some subtle differences from clude with a chapter on molecular evolution. this textbook, compared with the book of We may not ever truly understand life, but a decade ago. The first five chapters in the our understanding of genetics certainly has older textbook are Chapter 1 - Genetics: improved. Our implementation of technolAn Introduction; Chapter 2 - Mendelian ogy will rest with our ability to evaluate and Genetics; Chapter 3 - Chromosomal Basis discuss the complex principles guiding geof Inheritance; Chapter 4 - Extensions of netics and associated animal breeding plans. Mendelian Genetic Principles; and Chapter As producers who seek to understand 5 - Quantitative Genetics. more about this simple term called DNA, we The first five chapters in the newer textwill be able to analyze more critically and propose better solutions to the problems related to genetics and animal breeding on our farm and ranch operations. Gregor Johann Mendel from the Augustinian Monastery was the founder of the science of genetics. As with any new field of science, he probably did not understand Top A.I. Sires totally just how much impact his early science would have Fertility Tested on the world. Fully Guaranteed Now is the time to engage the world of DNA as it relates to genetics and animal breeding and to seek to better understand it. May you find all your ear 202 East Hunter Rd. tags. Your comments are always Sand Coulee, MT 59472 welcome at http://www.Beef(406) 736-5602 Talk.com. For more information, con(406) 899-2733 (cell) tact Ringwall at 1041 State 7T Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, or go to http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/news/columns/beeftalk/.

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211 Total Purebred Simmental and Sim-influenced bulls Averaged $4040. High Selling Lots: $22,000—PB SM, “HPF Dominance Y927,” s. by STF Dominance T171, sold to Bill Willers, Norfolk, Nebraska. $10,500—PB SM, “HPF Steel Force Z316,” s. by SVG Steel Force S701, sold to Tim Reimer, Chillicothe, Missouri $10,000—SimAngus, “HPRP Club King 010Z,” s. by RC Club King 040R, sold to Maxwell Ranch LLC, Lewistown, Montana. $10,000—PB SM, “HPF Duracell Z954,” s. by HTP/SVF Duracell T52, sold to Heath Dodge, Terril, Iowa. $8750—SimAngus, “LBR Main Focus Z923,” s. by Mytty In Focus, sold to LJ Olson, Grass Range, Montana. $8500—PB SM, “HPF Fixation Y924,” s. by STF Fixation W155, sold to Justin Heaton, Lacrosse, Washington. $7750—SimAngus, “HPRP Navigator 097Y,” s. by SHS Navigator N2B, sold to Harry Allen, Custer, Montana. $7750—PB SM, “HPF Cut Above Z013,” s. by Flying B Cut Above, sold to Justin Heaton, Lacrosse, Washington. $7500—SimAngus, “HPF/SVF/PRS Z029,” s. by Flying B Cut Above, sold to Ron Gilliland, Dixon, California. $7500—SimAngus, “HPRP Navigator 082Y,” s. by SHS Navigator N2B, sold to Mark Schlotman, Valley City, North Dakota $7000—SimAngus, “HPRP Milestone 001Z,” s. by JF Milestone 999W, sold to Larry Thompson, Culver, Oregon. Multiple Bull Buyers: A long list of great customers bought multiple bulls, with special thanks to those buyers that bought 7 or more bulls: Ron Gilliland, Dixon, California (9 bulls); Bart Byrd, Douglas, Wyoming (7 bulls); Harry Van Wagoner, Big Timber, Montana (7 bulls). Bulls sold to 15 states and Alberta, Canada. ##### New Salem, North Dakota is home to Salem Sue, the world’s largest Holstein Cow. Standing 38 feet tall, Sue is 50 feet long and weighs some six tons.

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Research team to study oilseed camelina

By K-State Research and Extension It may not be a household name even among farm families, but the oilseed camelina is showing good potential as an environmentally-friendly commercial biofuel feedstock, particularly for biodiesel and jet fuel. To that end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has just awarded $5.08 million to a team of researchers, led by K-State Distinguished Professor in Grain Science and Industry, Xiuzhi Susan Sun, to study the crop’s potential. Besides K-State scientists, the team is also composed of researchers from Montana State University; University of Wyoming; StrathKirn, Inc.; SBT, LLC; Montana Gluten Free, Inc.; and Henkel. “The overall goal is to make oilseed camelina a costeffective bioenergy and bio-based product feedstock. This project will generate substantial information that will build a foundation to make nonfood oilseeds a better resource for biofuels, chemicals and bioproducts, with minimal negative impact on food crop systems or the environment,” said Sun, who is co-director of the Center for Biobased Polymers By Design. Her research focuses on how plant- and grain-based materials such as oils, proteins and fibers can be used to create bio-based chemicals and products like resins, adhesives, coatings that are safer, more durable and environmentally friendly than products currently in use. “USDA’s continuing investments in research and development are proving a critical piece of President Obama’s strategy to spur innovation of clean bioenergy right here at home and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” said agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack in a January 11 statement announcing several bioenergy awards, including the camelina research. “The advances made through this research will help to boost local economies throughout rural America, creating and sustaining good-paying jobs, while moving our nation toward a clean energy economy.” The camelina project funding is part of a $25 million effort by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund research and development of next-generation energy and high-value biobased products from a variety of biomass (plant) sources. Previous studies indicated camelina-based jet fuel reduces net carbon emissions by about 80 percent, compared with jet fuels currently in use. It has been tested by the U.S. Navy and Air Force and the results have been promising, but Sun said that producing fuels from camelina is currently not economically viable. Obstacles include the fact that camelina production is not sufficiently efficient per unit resource used and camelina oil processing generates about 65 percent solid meal by-product, mainly proteins and carbohydrates that is currently under-utilized. The technology has not been developed to produce high-value co-products from camelina bioenergy varieties. With an eye on those challenges, the researchers Chengci Chen of Montana State and Augustine Obour of the University of Wyoming will look for ways to enhance camelina production by optimizing cropping systems within wheat-based crop rotations in Montana and Wyoming, where preliminary work has already been done, Sun said. Once harvested and processed, Sun will develop new technologies to chemically convert camelina oil and meal to a variety of adhesives, coatings and composites, thus adding value to the co-product. She will work with K-State’s Donghai Wang, professor in K-State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, who will conduct fractionation and processing optimization research in collaboration with industries for commercialization potentials. “Although camelina is currently grown in Montana and Wyoming, it will expand to the Northern Great Plains area, and it’s possible that agricultural producers in Kansas might be interested in incorporating the crop into their cropping systems in the future,” Sun said. The team members from the collaborative organizations, Jim McLaren (StrathKirn, Inc.), Shing-I Chang (K-State Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), Tom Foulke (University of Wyoming Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics), Anton Bekkerman (Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economy), Terrie Boguski, and Blasé Leven (both with K-State’s Center for Hazardous Substances Research), will conduct the camelina crop’s life cycle assessment and economic analysis, from planting and growing the crop through to the resulting bioenergy, biobased chemicals and processed bioproducts as well as conduct on-farm demonstrations in Montana and Wyoming.


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Soil Nutrient Management Program is expanding at WTARC

The soil nutrient management research program led by Dr. Olga Walsh is quickly expanding at Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) in Conrad, Montana. With new excellent staff being hired and new exciting field experiments on the way, the program will continue to be a great source for up-to-date nutrient management information for the producers. We would like to acknowledge the hard work and great professionalism of our Research Associate, Robin Christiaens, who joined us last year and has been a huge asset to the soil nutrient management program at WTARC. Also, we are expecting to have a new graduate student, Arjun Pandey to begin working on his PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at MSU, Bozeman, in the upcoming Summer semester. Arjun is a native of Nepal and he received his MS degree at Oklahoma State University working on precision sensing methodologies in switchgrass-based biofuel production. The soil nutrient management program currently consists of eleven research projects in spring and winter wheat that focus on improving the efficiency of fertilizer use, evaluating novel soil amendments and fertilizer sources. We would like to thank Montana Fertilizer Advisory Committee (MFAC) and Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) for their continued support and funding of research projects. The funds generously provided by MFAC and MWBC enable us to significantly expand our applied research to address immediate needs of producers. Thanks to MFAC and MWBC, we are able to successfully continue an array of our research projects that utilize cutting-edge sensorbased technologies such as precision optical sensors for improved nitrogen management. In particular, we are especially proud of our direct involvement in testing of new GreenSeekerTM handheld by Trimble®, sometimes known as the “Pocket Sensor”. This high-quality optical sensor came to the market a few months ago; it allows to instantly and accurately measure plant vigor. The Connected Farm™ app for a smartphone or tablet can be used to calculate nitrogen fertilizer application rates from crop readings taken with the new GreenSeekerTM handheld. We are grateful to Dr. Mal Westcott and Marty Knox at Western Agricultural Research Center, Corvallis, Montana, and Brooke Bohannon at Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, Kalispell, Montana, for their contribution in

testing the sensors at their locations. While previously most of our research trials were focused on nitrogen management, we now have several projects aiming to improve phosphorus management – an important part of a well-round nutrient program for any producer in Montana. Many Montana soils are deficient in phosphorus and various crops, including wheat, often show a response to phosphorus. Sufficient phosphorus is known to stimulate early plant growth, increase root development, and enhance photosynthesis, flowering and grain development. To remind growers about phosphorus deficiency - dark purple discoloration on the leaf tips, advancing down the leaf and stunted plants with fewer shoots – are the classic symptoms often seen in the field. We are very pleased that most growers are very diligent in getting soil tests done annually. The Olsen P test is recommended to assess phosphorus levels in soils with higher pH, predominantly seen on Montana. Our most recent phosphorus-related experiments in winter wheat established in the Fall of 2012 explore phosphorus fertilizer placement and source interaction and evaluate the efficacy of Penicillium bilaii for increased phosphorus solubilization and enhanced uptake. Penicillium bilaii is a soil-borne fungus that leaves in association with plant roots; it’s used to promote soil-bound phosphorus uptake in various crops, including wheat, canola and pulse crops. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have a great relationship with many industry representatives locally and nation-wide. We are very excited about our newest research project – “Evaluation of Foliar Nitrogen Products in Spring Wheat” carried out in cooperation with Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. The company manufactures and markets in-house formulated and branded liquid fertilizer products since 1983. Optimizing the usability and productivity of crop nutrition, strategize the best management practices of crop nutrition for the environment, and lead innovation through a commitment to research - the company’s vision – is closely relates to our mission here at WTARC. At a productive meeting that took place a few days ago, the representatives of Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers - Dr. Jerry Wilhm, the Senior Research Manager, and Stuart Schilling, from Livingston, Montana, a Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest – toured the WTARC facilities and provided an overview of the products that will be tested this year in spring wheat continued on page A61


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field trials. The company has been generous in accommodating our research needs by providing our program with the equipment necessary for application of liquid nitrogen products at the time of seeding. Jeremiah Gulick of Gulick Farm Fertilizer (with branches in Fairfield and Augusta, Montana) - a local dealer for Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers - will be working closely with our Research Associate, Robin Christiaens, to ensure that the seeding equipment currently used at the research center is modified successfully to enable application of

liquid fertilizer products. Producers are welcome to submit their questions or suggestions regarding soil nutrient management to Dr. Olga Walsh. As always, and especially due to our programs expansion with many research projects to coordinate this year, we are welcoming and encouraging individuals interested in participating in applied field research during the summer months to contact Dr. Olga Walsh by telephone: (406) 278-7707, or e-mail: olga.walsh@montana.edu.

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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: The bark on my lilac tree has a green, from someone at the Extension Service. Go powdery substance on it. It almost looks to https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/org_report/ like a moss or mildew. Every year, the tree main/county_map.cfm to find someone in seems to produce fewer lilacs. I trimmed it your county. The county offices often have very well this year by taking off all of the master gardener volunteers standing by to dead flower areas and any dead branches. I assist in situations such as this or the agent am worried that the tree is diseased. Is there can make a home visitation. If the problem anything I can do to treat it? can’t be solved with a visitation, then samA: This could be a combination of probples will be taken and sent to a diagnostic lems such as powdery mildew or ash/lilac lab at Cornell University. borer. I encourage you to seek help locally

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Round Balers John Deere 568 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #23363.......... $26,500 (H) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #24313................... $34,000 (H) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #24786................... $39,950 (H) John Deere 567 MegaWide, net wrap, no push bar. Tag #24835...........$19,750 (L) John Deere 567 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #20518.......... $17,500 (G) John Deere 567 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #25213............. $8000 (G) John Deere 566 push bar, net wrap. Tag #23709...............................$13,500 (LV) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #19554... ................................................$4950 (L) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #24370... ................................................$4950 (L) John Deere 535 net wrap. Tag #24760..... ................................................$8500 (L) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #23208... ............................................... $4950 (H)

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John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #23888... ............................................... $4950 (H) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #24895... ............................................... $5500 (H) John Deere 535 net wrap. Tag #24861..... ............................................$10,000 (G) John Deere 535 net wrap. Tag #23307..... ................................................$6500 (L) Case IH RB564 net wrap. Tag #24298....... .............................................$27,000 (L) Case IH RB564 twine only. Tag #25129..... .............................................$21,000 (L) Case IH RB564 net wrap. Tag #23389....... ............................................ $17,900 (B) Case IH RBX562 twine only. Tag #23670.. ............................................... $6500 (H) Case IH 8465A net wrap. Tag #24837....... ................................................$6000 (L) Hesston 5465A twine only. Tag #23671.... ............................................ $17,000 (H) New Holland 688 twine only. Tag #23721. ............................................... $7950 (H) New Holland 688 twine only. Tag #25155.. ..............................................$7950 (LV) New Holland 688 with net wrap................. ........................................ Coming In (L) New Holland 688 5-ft. x 6-ft. bales. Tag #24916................................$14,000 (G) New Holland BR780 twine only. Tag #24097....................................$7950 (L) New Holland BR780 net wrap. Tag #24933.................................$17,000 (L) New Holland BR780 net wrap. Tag #24934.................................$17,000 (L)

John Deere 825i 4WD Gator utility vehicle, EFI. Tag #21177................... $11,500 (G) John Deere 850D 4WD diesel Gator utility vehicle. Tag #24502..............$10,250 (H) John Deere 6X4 Gator, 6 wheel vehicle, power dump. Tag #25126....... $4500 (LV) John Deere 6X4 Gator, 6 wheel vehicle, power dump. Tag #25127....... $5500 (LV) John Deere 6X4 Gator, 6 wheel vehicle, power dump. Tag #25128....... $4950 (LV) Polaris 700 XP utility vehicle with full cab. Tag #22749.......................... $10,950 (G) Polaris 700 XP 4WD utility vehicle, EFI. Tag #23659................................... $8500 (H) Arctic Cat Prowler 650cc utility vehicle, cab. Tag #24726....................$6500 (LV) Case IH Scout utility vehicle, full cab. Tag #23655...................................$8950 (G) Land Pride 4400EX articulated utility vehicle. Tag #24191................... $5000 (H) Suzuki 250 2WD ATV. Tag #22709............ ............................................... $2000 (H) Land Price Trekker utility vehicle. Tag #24497................................... $4700 (H) J&M 1050 grain cart. Tag #24977.............. ............................................ $41,500 (H) Buhler Y1010H transfer auger. Like new. Tag #20464............................. $2500 (H) Buhler Y1370 13”x70-ft. grain auger. Tag #24754.....................................$9500 (H) Bale King 2000 round bale processor. Tag #24995................................ $10,950 (B) Bale King 2010 round baler processor. Tag #24724................................... $7500 (H) Buhler 45 7-ft. rear blade. Tag #24902...... ................................................$650 (LV)

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Frontier BB2184 rear box blade. Tag #24707................................... $1749 (B) Frontier LR2060 5-ft. rear landscape rake. Tag #20734............................... $550 (B) General Imp BB60 5-ft. rear box blade. Tag #3483....................................... $475 (B) General Imp 7-ft. rear blade. Tag #23752.. ................................................$1000 (L) General Imp DS30 3-point dirt scoop. Tag #3104....................................... $325 (B) John Deere 54” front mount blade. Tag #22003................................... $1000 (B) John Deere 54” front mount blade. Tag #25152..................................... $975 (B) Howse rear box blade. Tag #24338........... ................................................. $495 (B) Frontier 3-point bale spear. Tag #24907.... ................................................$275 (LV) Worksaver bale spear. Tag #23753........... ..................................................$295 (L) Frontier AP12D pallet fork for 600/700 loaders. Tag #23460........................ $950 (G) Farm King 60” 3-point finishing mower. Tag #22705......................................$750 (L) John Deere 613 6-ft. rotary cutter. Tag #24904....................................$750 (LV) King Kutter 6-ft. rotary cutter. Tag #24337. ................................................. $695 (B) Tebben TC-94-500 5-ft. rotary cutter. Tag #22953................................... $1250 (B) John Deere 59” front snowblower. Tag #22951................................... $3500 (B) Smith 100 trailer air compressor. Tag #25020..................................$7500 (LV) King Kutter S500 3-point spin spreader. Tag #24330............................... $450 (B) King Kutter S500 3-point spin spreader. Tag #24331............................... $450 (B) John Deere 25 gallon Gator sprayer. Tag #2902....................................... $400 (B) Danuser post hole digger with two bits. Tag #24790....................................$1900 (L) Shaver 901 post hole digger with two bits. Tag #20775............................. $1475 (B)

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Tractors

John Deere 9400 425 hp, 4WD, 3290 hours. Tag #25188........................ $124,500 (H) John Deere 9200 4WD, 310 hp, 4300 hours. Tag #23137...........................$92,000 (L) John Deere 8650 4WD, 290 hp...Coming in (L) John Deere 8630 4WD, 275 hp, 8750 hours. Tag #24834...........................$18,000 (L) John Deere 8410 235 hp, duals, 6115 hours, very nice. Tag #25033................. .......................................... $102,900 (B) John Deere 8400 225 hp, duals, new tires, 6600 hours. Tag #25032...... $80,000 (B) John Deere 7930 746 loader, 220 hp, 2645 hours. Tag #24936............. $155,000 (H) John Deere 7820 MFWD, duals, 185 hp, 5215 hours. Tag #23337...... $94,500 (H) John Deere 7800 MFWD, 170 hp, 9245 hours. Tag #24700............... $52,000 (H) John Deere 7730 MFWD, 152 hp, 2100 hours. Tag #23343..............$114,000 (B) John Deere 7430 loader, 166 hp, 2825 hours. Tag #24880............. $126,500 (B) John Deere 7330 Premium MFWD, loader ETA June, 155 hp............ Coming in (L) John Deere 7400 loader, 118 hp, 10,500 hours. Tag #24660............... $49,900 (B) John Deere 7220 loader, 95 hp, 5325 hours. Tag #24182.........................$73,300 (LV) John Deere 7210 MFWD, 95 hp, 3988 hours. Tag #23338............... $53,000 (H) John Deere 7200 loader mounts, 95 hp, 7840 hours. Tag #24352...... $37,000 (H) John Deere 7130 standard, 740 loader, 125 hp. Tag #24860.................. $103,000 (G) John Deere 6430 Premium loader, 125 hp, 4600 hours. Tag #24878.......$68,950 (L) John Deere 6430 Premium loader, 125 hp, 4150 hours. Tag #24877...... $69,950 (G) John Deere 6430 Premium new H340, 125 hp, 3465 hours. Tag #21124.$91,372 (B) John Deere 6420 loader, 110 hp, 6571 hours. Tag #24876................$57,500 (L) John Deere 6420 loader, 110 hp, 5767 hours. Tag #24875............... $62,500 (G) John Deere 6400 cab, loader, 85 hp, 6964 hours. Tag #24670............... $39,900 (H) John Deere 5083E 83 hp, MFWD, cab..... ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere 4960 loader, 200 hp, ETA June, 7800 hours...................... Coming in (L) John Deere 4720 cab, loader, 58 hp, 795 hours. Tag #24010..............$37,950 (LV) John Deere 4520 cab, 125 hp, 9500 hours. Tag #24832..............................$9950 (L)

Drills

John Deere 1820/1900 60-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot.................... Coming In (L) John Deere 730 36-ft air drill, disk, 6” spacing. Tag #24432........... $55,500 (G) John Deere 9450 50-ft. box drill, 12” spacing. Tag #22937.................. $23,000 (H) John Deere 9400 50-ft. box drill, 12” spacing. Tag #24105.................. $27,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 3850 Tag #25094... $46,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/3850 57-ft. air drill, 10” spacing. Tag #24911........... $95,000 (G) Flexi-Coil 5000/4350 57-ft. air drill, 9.5” spacing. Tag #24789......... $125,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #20918........... $42,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 51-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #24505........... $59,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 45-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24506........... $52,600 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #24504........... $68,400 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #20840............$37,500 (L) Flexi-Coil 5000/1720 39-ft. air drill. Tag #24292................................ $38,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 7500/3450 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24912........... $75,000 (G) Morris 7180 Maxim 29-ft. 12” spacing. Tag #25101.................................$29,750 (L) New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24886......... $128,000 (H) New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24107..........$104,000 (L) Concord 3400 Tag #24920..... $35,000 (G)

John Deere 4520 cab, loader, 50 hp, 517 hours. Tag #24900..............$35,950 (LV) John Deere 4240 110 hp, 9419 hours, powershift, loader. Tag #25102...$24,500 (H) John Deere 4040 cab, 3-point, 90 hp. Tag #24800................................ $15,000 (H) John Deere 4010 2WD, 80 hp..Coming in (L) John Deere 3038E MFWD, loader, 38 hp, 75 hours. Tag #23716...........$19,950 (L) John Deere 302G with 6-ft. flail mower. Tag #25209...................................$4800 (G) John Deere 2755 76 hp, 4465 hours with 245 loader. Tag #25216....... $26,500 (H) John Deere 855 19 hp, 273 hours, loader, snow blower. Tag #25261.... $12,000 (B) Case IH 2870 4WD, 4 SCVs, 300 hp. Tag #24104................................... $7500 (H) Case IH MXU130 loader, 130 hp, 3594 hours. Tag #22427............... $58,000 (G) Case IH MX120 120 hp, 5200 hours, loader. Tag #25166.......................... $52,500 (H) Case IH MX210 MFWD, 210 hp, 3934 hours. Tag #24296................$81,500 (L) Case IH MXM130 MFWD, 130 hp, 4650 hours. Tag #24991................$51,000 (L) (3) Alamo EA414C with 6-ft. flail mowers. Tag #25206-8. Each............... $9000 (G) Deutz-Allis 9170 172 hp, with loader & grapple............................Coming In (H) Massey-Ferguson 6180 loader, 110 hp, 5000 hours. Tag #24996...... $47,500 (G) Ford 8730 140 hp, MFWD, loader............. ........................................Coming In (H) Ford 8340 loader, 106 hp, 2000 hours. Tag #24772.................................$39,000 (L) Ford 8630 MFWD, 121 hp, 7530 hours. Tag #24771.................................$27,500 (L) Ford 4110 54 hp, 6212 hours, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25210................... $3500 (G) Ford CA261F 2WD, PTO, military tug vehicle. Tag #25212................... $2500 (G) Ford 2000 36 hp, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25214...................................$5250 (G) Ford 9N 20 hp, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25211....................................$2000 (G) Ford 8N 2WD, loader, 23 hp...Coming in (L) New Holland 8160 2WD, cab, 90 hp, 6791 hours....................................$19,500 (L) New Holland 9482 4WD, 95% tires, 300 hp. Tag #24833...........................$78,500 (L) New Holland TC40A MFWD, 40 hp, 2029 hours. Tag #23505................$14,500 (L) 1992 Versatile/Ford 946 325 hp, 4WD...... ........................................Coming In (H) Versatile 835 4WD, 230 hp, 5853 hours. Tag #23754.......................... $21,000 (G) Valmet 8950 loader, 200 hp, 7725 hours. Tag #23912.......................... $34,950 (H)

Tillage

Schulte 14-ft. rock windrowing rake, PTO drive.................................Coming In (H) Gysler 44 44-ft. chisel plow. Tag #22038... ................................................$3500 (L) Flexi-Coil 60SB 62-ft. spreader bar. Tag #20841....................................$4000 (L) Rite-Way 73-ft. folding heavy harrow. Tag #24310................................ $47,500 (H) 16-ft. chain harrow. Tag #21647..$650 (LV) 12-ft. chain harrow, drawbar. Tag #25260.. ................................................. $500 (B)

Lawn & Garden

John Deere Z245 zero turn mower, 48” deck. Tag #19680................... $3599 (G) John Deere 1445 front mower, diesel. Tag #23992................................... $8950 (H) John Deere 265 17 hp, 46” deck. Tag #21348................................... $2100 (B) John Deere 48C Powerflow bagger. Tag #23618..................................... $900 (B) John Deere LA165 24 hp, 48” deck, bagger. Tag #21691............................. $1900 (B) John Deere LT150 tractor style mower. Tag #23050...................................$1000 (G) John Deere Z520A zero turn mower, 54” deck. Tag #23852................... $4950 (B) John Deere 647 47” rear mount rototiller. Tag #25028............................. $2000 (G)

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Combines & Attachments

Windrowers & Mower Conditioners

John Deere 9870 STS 300 bushel, 440 hp. Tag #24850....................... $267,000 (G) John Deere 9870 STS 300 bushel, 440 hp. Tag #24852....................... $235,000 (G) John Deere 9770 STS 300 bushel, 360 hp. Tag #24862....................... $220,000 (G) John Deere 9770 STS 300 bushel, 360 hp. Tag #24863....................... $215,000 (G) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24774........................$182,500 (L) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #23262....................... $162,500 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24736....................... $151,500 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24737....................... $153,500 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24738....................... $155,500 (H) John Deere 9670 STS 250 bushel, 305 hp. Tag #3317..........................$195,000 (L) John Deere 9750 STS 300 bushel, 325 hp Tag #24773........................$122,500 (L) John Deere 9750 STS 325 hp, 300 bushel. ...................................Coming In (H) John Deere 9610 240 bushel, 275 hp. Tag #24913................................$77,500 (G) John Deere 9600 240 bushel, 215 hp. Tag #23914................................ $51,500 (H) John Deere 9500 with JD 224 head. Tag #24770.................................$39,500 (L) John Deere 8820 combine with head. Tag #25105................................$19,000 (G) Case IH 2388 210 bushel, 280 hp. Tag #24498................................ $92,000 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #23651................................ $27,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #24823................................ $37,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #24883................................ $31,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #23508................................$26,500 (G) Honey Bee SP42 42-ft. draper head with pickup reel. Each................ $63,500 (H) Lots of combine platforms in stock.

John Deere A400 with 18-ft double knife sickle head. Tag #24919......................... ..........................................$107,500 (G) John Deere D450 with 30-ft. draper platform. Tag #23504................$124,950 (L) John Deere 2320 with 21-ft. draper platform. Tag #23771.................... $5750 (H) Case IH WD2303 with 15.5-ft. rotary platform, 170 hours. Tag #24124.$99,750 (G) Case IH 8820 with 30-ft. draper platform. Tag #24841.......................... $23,500 (H) MacDon M150 with 35-ft. draper head. Tag #24787.............................. $128,000 (H) MacDon M200 with 35-ft. draper head. Tag #24788.............................. $105,000 (H) MacDon 9000 with 16-ft. sickle head, 3344 hours. Tag #25078............... $28,500 (H) MacDon 7000 14-ft. sickle head, excellent condition. Tag #25184........$17,000 (LV) John Deere 946 with 13-ft. rotary Impeller conditioner. Tag #24314...... $21,500 (H) John Deere 946 with 13-ft. rotary, rubber conditioner. Tag #25083...... $16,500 (H) John Deere 956 with 14.5-ft. rotary Impeller conditioner. Tag #23738.......$19,000 (L) John Deere 956 with 14.5-ft. rotary Impeller conditioner. Tag #23266...... $26,950 (G) John Deere 955 with 14.5-ft. rotary mower conditioner...................... Coming in (G) John Deere 936 with 11.5 ft. rotary mower conditioner, Impeller. Tag #25084........... ...........................................$14,950 (LV) Hesston 1275 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #24759...........................$13,500 (L) MacDon A30D 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #23548.......................... $24,950 (H) New Holland 1431 with 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner. Tag #25023.....$13,500 (LV) New Holland 1116H with 16-ft. sickle, rubber roll conditioner. Tag #23394............. ................................................$5500 (L) New Holland 1475 with 14-ft. sickle, rubber roll conditioner. Tag #24041.... $8500 (H) Versatile 4025 draper head off a bi-directional. Tag #18642.................. $4000 (H)

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Construction Equipment

John Deere 4940 120-ft., 20” spacing, 312 hours. Tag #25259............. $322,000 (H) John Deere 4930 120-ft. 20” spacing. Tag #24866..............................$265,000 (G) John Deere 4830 100-ft., 20” spacing, 400 hours. Tag #25255............. $260,000 (H) Rogator 1286C 120-ft., 20” spacing.......... ........................................Coming In (H) Flexi-Coil 65 100-ft. Tag #23306............... ............................................... $4000 (H) Flexi-Coil 65XL 100-ft., 1500 gallon. Tag #25091................................... $8500 (H) Flexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft., 1000 gallon. Tag #23635................................ $11,500 (H) Loral Airmax 1000 spreader, AutoTrac ready. #24922...................... $70,000 (G) Terragator 8104 spreader truck. Tag #24921................................$87,000 (G) NYB 80-ft, 1500 gallon. Tag #24791.......... .............................................$12,500 (L) 2005 Summers Ultimate 1500 110-ft. Tag #25093................................ $39,000 (H)

John Deere 210LE landscape loader, box blade. Tag #23687.............. $25,500 (B) John Deere 323DT track loader, 290 hours. Tag #25082......................... $45,900 (B) John Deere 323DT track loader, 875 hours. Tag #21464..........................$37,500 (L) International 3820A backhoe/loader, 84 hp. Tag #24944........................$11,900 (LV) Bobcat 742B skidsteer, 1250 lb. lift. Tag #24735................................ $10,500 (H) Bobcat 709 backhoe attachment. Tag #24518....................................$6400 (L) HLA BH600 big arm backhoe attachment. Tag #24982..............................$2900 B) ASV 6-way dozer blade for SSL. Tag #24980................................... $2500 (B) FFC LAF6864 66” landscape rake. Tag #2948..................................... $4350 (B) Sheyenne Mfg. telescoping boom jib. Tag #25019..................................$3850 (LV)


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Morris 7180 29-ft., 12” spacing, single shoot. Tag #25101................................................$29,750 (L)

Case IH MX120 with loader, 5119 hours, 120 hp. Tag #25166...............................................$52,500 (H) 1994 John Deere 7200 with PowrQuad, 3 point, loader mounts, joystick. Tag #24352..$37,000 (H)

(3) Alamo EA414C tractors with 74” flail mowers. Each......................................................$9000 (G)

2005 Summers Ultimate 1500 110-ft. booms, windscreens. Tag #25093..........................$39,000 (H)

Bale King 2000 2 bale processor, HY deflector, very clean. Tag #24995.............................. $10,950 (B)

John Deere 4520 130 hp, 2WD, cab, syncro, PTO, 9500 hours. Tag #24832.........................$9950 (L)

John Deere 4520 MFWD, loader, 50 hp, 517 hours. Tag #24900.......................................$35,950 (LV)

Valmet 8950 with loader, 200 hp, 7725 hours. Tag #23912...............................................$39,950 (H)

1997 Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 45-ft. air drill with 9” spacing, double shoot. Tag #24506...........$52,600 (H) 2011 Case IH WD2303 with 16-ft. rotary head, air suspension, 201 hours. Tag #24124... $99,750 (G)

International 3820 4WD loader backhoe, 84 hp. Tag #24944..............................................$11,900 (LV)

New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill with 9” spacing. Tag #24107.......................................$104,000 (L) John Deere 7930 220 hp, JD 746 SL loader, grapple, 2645 hours. Tag #24936...................$155,000 (H)

John Deere 8410 235hp, duals and very nice, 6115 hours. Tag #25033............................ $102,900 (B) John Deere 7220 tractor, 110 hp, John Deere 740SL loader, 5333 hours. Tag #24182........$72,500 (LV)

Case IH MX210 MFD tractor, 210 hp, cab. Excellent.. Tag #24296.........................................$81,500 (L)

2009 John Deere 7730 tractor with PowrQuad, 2050 hours, 152 PTO hp. Tag #23343...... $114,000 (B)

Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 51-ft. air drill with 12” spacing. Tag #24505........................................$59,500 (H)

John Deere 9200 4WD tractor, 310 hp. Tag #23137. ...........................................................$92,000 (L)

John Deere 7820 tractor with AutoQuad, 155 PTO hp, 5215 hours. Tag #23337...............$94,500 (H)

John Deere 8400 225 hp, duals, new tires, 6600 hours. Tag #25032.............................. $80,000 (B)

John Deere 7800 tractor, 170 hp, PowerShift, duals, 9245 hours. Tag #24700.....................$52,000 (H)

John Deere 730/1900 36-ft. air drill with 6” spacing, 270 bushel cart. Tag #24432..............$55,500 (G)


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Predicting yield potential

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Resolving the debate over how best to feed a growing global population requires basic information about current and potential yields at local levels around the world, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) agronomist said. “We need to have a much finer ability to predict the productive capacity of every hectare of land and its water efficiency. It’s fundamental to being able to prioritize the research agenda for agriculture and to determine what form agriculture should take,” said Ken Cassman, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy at UNL. Cassman, who also chairs the Independent Science and Partnership Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, spoke during the “Alternative Paths to Food Security: Making the Right Choices While Feeding the World” symposium February 17 at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. “We were successful in the first Green Revolution precisely because there was such a strong consensus,” he said. “Everyone understood that we were running out of food and the magnitude of the problem. That’s missing today because there aren’t robust data and scientific consensus about how much food can be produced on existing farmland, and from that, where and how to increase production.” To provide that foundational data, Cassman and an international research team are developing the Global Yield Gap Atlas, a tool to estimate food production capacity and the gap between current and potential farm yields on every hectare of existing farmland using the best available science and data. Unlike other efforts to estimate yield potential, the atlas uses a bottom-up approach. Working with colleagues at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the team is recruiting agronomists worldwide to identify key agricultural areas and collect data about local conditions and farming methods. These data are then scaled to national, regional and global levels. Researchers also are developing the necessary methodologies, such as accurately converting short-term weather data into long-term patterns and scaling up local yield estimates. All information and methodologies are shared on the new public website www.yieldgap.org. Detailed yield gap information will help reconcile widely differing views over how agriculture will feed the 9 billion people expected to populate the planet by 2050, Cassman said. Some people advocate organic or regionally based production systems, arguing that reliance on a few major crops and cropping systems is unsustainable and environmentally destructive. Others believe that modifying current systems through incremental scientific innovations would suffice and that alternative systems are inefficient and would require destroying rain forests and grasslands to increase production. Cassman said that if global analysis of food production potential indicates it will be possible to meet food production demands on existing farmland, it would provide justification for alternative crops and cropping systems, which require considerable time and effort to develop. In contrast, if the global analysis indicates a tight race to meet future demand on existing cropland, the incremental approach to improve current crops and cropping systems would gain sway because there would be little margin for error. In both cases, Cassman said, the answer won’t be one-sizefits-all: some areas are best suited to intensive, high-yield systems, while other locations’ soil and climate favor less intensive “alternative” farming methods. Countries must look ahead to 2050 and determine if they have the potential to self-sufficiently feed their people, he said. If not, they must adopt an effective agricultural strategy based on a fundamental understanding of their productive capacity, including knowing where they can obtain additional food through trade with other countries. With adequate funding, the Global Yield Gap Atlas will help answer those questions within three to four years. The team received a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work in India, Bangladesh and 10 SubSaharan African countries. The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Institute funds collaborations in Brazil and Argentina. “If we’re serious about helping to resolve this debate, we must have certain information, basic information. Otherwise, the debate goes on ad infinitum,” Cassman said. “Obviously, we’ll never eliminate all of the disagreements, but what [the atlas] will do is help focus the debate on a more defendable set of assumptions about potential supply to meet the estimated demand, where it can be produced and the variability of that production.”


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Fertilizer Equipment For Sale

2007 Freightliner, Auto Shifter, 16-ton Wilmar tender with tip tops....................... $66,000

1983 Freightliner with Tyler 16 ton tender............. $19,500

1995 International with 16ton Wilmar side shooter.......... .................................. $35,500

1989 Peterbilt 377 11L Detroit, 10 speed.............$11,500

1997 Ag Chem with John Deere TerraShift automatic, 70-ft. air booms......... $38,500

2005 Rogator 1064 fertilizer sprayer, Cat engine, 1100 gallon stainless steel tank, 90-ft. booms, 2403 hours..........................$111,000

2008 Case Big HP 3520 3 bin with Raven/Viper controller, 1900 hours.............. ................................................. $168,000

Sterling AgForce 2003 3024, Cat, automatic, midtech swath, Raven controller, 4987 hours......................... $83,000

1999 International DT 530, snow plow and sanding bed... .................................. $34,500

2008 Case 4520 with Raven/Viper controller, hydraulic autosteer, 370 hp, 2700 hours............................................ $164,000

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

1999 Loral DT530, autoshift, 2005 Case 4510 370 hp, auto, Air Max 5 bed, 5700 hours..... 70-ft. flex air bed, 4000 hours. .................................. $51,000 ................................ $127,000

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

1999 Willmar 24-ton semi trailer......................... $36,500

1991 International Dempster, DT466, automatic, 1800 gallon sprayer, Raven, 3800 hours......................... $32,000

2000 Wrangler, buckets and forks, 2700 hours....... $18,500 1990 Volvo Cummins 10 speed, with 16-ton Wilmar tender........................ $24,500

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

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

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

10 trucks in service with pumps, hose reels and meters from $26,000 to $32,000

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

1987 Ford tandem with tag, stainless steel Rayman top auger, 18-ton tender.......$35,000

1991 Loral DT466, automatic, 3020 NewLeader bed, DickeyJohn controller........... $28,000 2002 International Silver Wheels, DT 466, automatic, 10-ton stainless steel bed, Raven monitor, 2300 hours......... .................................. $58,500

1996 Loral DT 530, automat5-ton tub blender on scale...... ic, New Leader 3020, Raven, ..................................... $7500 5000 hours................ $36,000 Doyle 8-ton blender on scale with new auger, 40 hp motor $18,500

1978 Clark 55 with 2-yard bucket........................ $12,500

1996 Mertz 4300, 3208 Cat 1994 GMC 3116 Cat automat- auto, 2-bin or 2 types of fertilic, New Leader 2220 bed....... izer system, you don’t need a .................................. $35,000 blender with this........ $37,000

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

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MSU graduate launches biofuels start-up

A Bozeman biofuels start-up is partnering with Montana State University in an effort to turn a fungus discovered in the highly acidic hot springs of Yellowstone National Park into sustainable energy. The discovery – a fungus pulled from a geyser basin in 2009 and now dubbed MK7 – came from research allowed under a permit MSU has on file with the National Park Service. MSU filed a patent on MK7. Funded by a Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the National Science Foundation, Mark Kozubal and his start-up company, Sustainable Bioproducts, will conduct further research, as well as enlist the consulting needed to study the product’s fit within the marketplace. Kozubal earned a doctorate in microbiology from MSU in 2010 and also completed a year of post-doctoral research at the university. MK7 is the product of research done by Kozubal and co-inventors William Inskeep, professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Richard Macur, assistant research professor with LRES. They discovered that MK7 not only thrives in the extreme environs of Yellowstone’s hot springs, it eats algae and, when dried, oozes oil. The lipids that are the byproduct are also

high in the kind of enzymes that industry often covets for the production of a range of goods. “The most important part of our research now is to test the technology further and investigate the feasibility of using this organism to produce biofuels and other products,” Kozubal said. The grant – an SBIR Phase I award for $150,000 – will help Sustainable Bioproducts conduct independent research at its facility on the MSU Innovation Campus, as well as sponsor a $50,000 research grant for work in MSU labs. Sustainable Bioproducts has licensed the technology for commercial enterprise. While receiving six months of Phase I funding was clearly a vote of confidence in MK7, Kozubal said the goal is to have the technology showing enough promise to warrant a $750,000 Phase II grant, for an additional six -month research-anddevelopment window. That would put MK7 in an excellent position for either sub-licensing the technology to a corporation or garnering the private equity investment needed to launch MK7based products on its own. MK7’s discovery came as Kozubal was on a field trip to Yellowstone to teach Bozeman middle school students about microbial life in harsh environments. The trip was part of the educational outreach required of Kozubal as an NSF-funded doctoral student in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. Kozubal, who is the sole employee of Sustainable Bioproducts, said he is confident that something good will come as he and his MSU partners continue their work on MK7. Rebecca Mahurin, director of the MSU Office of Technology Transfer, said MSU remains committed to the goal of putting the science and technology from campus research labs into the hands of Montana citizens. “We’re excited to see Sustainable Bioproducts moving forward with this technology,” Mahurin said. “It’s especially nice to see the license for a technology like MK7, which has major implications for biofuels production, go to a local company.”

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Easy Irish Soda Bread

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons caraway seeds 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream 3/4 cup raisins In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and sour cream. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins. Spoon into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing sides of pan. Cut into wedges; serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (12 wedges).

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FARM CATS FOR SALE

Farm Cat D7-17A factory turbo and cab, very good undercarriage. Farm Cat D8-14A cab & turbo, 200 hours since $13,000 work order, excellent undercarriage. Also have dozer for this Cat, but never put on. Call cell 406-799-4614, Delivery possible

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John Deere 566 round baler, 8300 bales, gathering wheels, twine only, Gandy box. Always shedded..... $13,500 obo (8) 800/70R38 Goodyear R1W tires, less than 400 hours.. .................................................................... $28,000 obo Phone 406-350-2240 – Buffalo, MT

FARM ITEMS FOR SALE

Late model Computer sprayer, 60-ft. twin line booms, dual foam marker, induction cone, cab controls. Has always been shedded....................................................... $7950 MacDon header adapter to fit New Holland Bidirectional tractor...................................................................... $950 (3) Versatile 400 swathers, (1) with 20-ft. grain head with dual delivery, cab and cooler, (1) with 16-ft. hay head, cab, (1) with 16-ft. hay head, for parts......................Call Farmall M tractor, runs, complete, Farmhand loader....Call Call Tim Van Dyke (406) 627-2389 or cell 788-3580, Conrad, MT

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2006 John Deere 7320 with 741 SL loader, 3940 hours, APQ transmission, R/P axles, big rubber, buddy seat, Joystick, 115 hp, excellent condition, grapples available.........................$72,000

2004 John Deere 6415 with JD 640 loader, 4750 hours, syncro-plus transmission, 16 speed, 2 remotes, Joystick, 90% rubber, very clean, 95 hp............$46,000

1999 New Holland 8160 4970 hours with Quicke loader, global hitch, bale spear, Joystick, 2 remotes, powershift transmission, 3-pt., 540/1000 PTO, 100 hp, nice...................$38,500

2005 Bobcat T250 2510 hours, new tracks, rebuilt undercarriage, 81 hp, 3700 lb. lift capacity.........$21,000

2005 John Deere 7420 with 4459 hours, APQ transmission, 3 remotes, 3-pt., 540/1000 PTO, air seat, R/P axles, 125 hp. Very clean.... ...............................$59,750

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BeefTalk: A bucket of alfalfa cubes has value

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service coming winter months, alfalfa is one of The final cattle were ultrasounded for those great feeds that certainly go a long pregnancy at the Dickinson Research Exway in helping a cow meet her nutritional tension Center. These were replacement heifers that still are on grass. requirements. In a roundabout way, the well The heifers have been foraging all sumbeing of the cattle comes down to having a mer and fall with the bulls turned in on mix of roughages available. August 1. The pregnancy checks were The summer generally is abundant with routine and uneventful, and the heifers green grass and the winter dependent on handled their reacquaintance with their preserved green grass. The key to having caregivers well. good nutrition is the word “green.” As cattle Of the 47 replacement heifers, two were are confined and the availability of forage open. However, seven additional heifers becomes physically restrictive or cost prowere culled hibitive, the as late-calvgreen tends to ing because disappear out the center reof the ration. stricted calvMore and ing to 42 days more feed is or two cycles. delivered, but The goal is to it is brownbe done calvish, which is ing by June the color of 15. mature, older As far as forage. The the heifers color also go, we have can be gold, a 96 percent which is the pregnancy color of straw rate, but only and many 85 percent are of the grain predicted to products that calve by June 15. Some would say feelings are supplemented to cattle. have limited value when culling cows or reAll the rations need to be balanced and placement heifers. However, there always is can be fed, provided the correct supplethat gut twinge when sending a well-grown, ments are added under the advice of a well-haired heifer to market. Reality would good nutritionist. These rations will work. say that if a heifer calves late, she always However, if push comes to shove and a will be late, so keep back a few extra heifer producer gives the cows more low-quality calves and plan to market those that do not feed, there is a very real possibility of some breed on time. detrimental effects on late-pregnant or early Even though some of the center’s heifers lactating cows. failed, the long-term benchmarks develA semi load of alfalfa certainly may be oped by the North Dakota State University what the doctor ordered. The bottom line (NDSU) Extension Service through the is that producers should feed some alfalfa. CHAPS program using North Dakota Beef Often, the price seems high, but one is not Cattle Improvement producers’ cattle numgoing to feed alfalfa to beef cows at an allbers would suggest that 85.8 percent of the they-can-eat rate. Instead, just a few pounds replacement heifers should calve within 42 of alfalfa a day really helps the cows. Five days of the start of the calving season. This to 7 pounds of alfalfa would be a great means that the center’s heifers were right starting point for any nutritionist to start at what would be expected. calculating a ration. Snow is on the ground and the days Unfortunately, alfalfa is not always availthese heifers can graze is coming to a close. able. However, the feed dealer may have Likewise, the cows at the center are making some alfalfa-based supplements or cubes the rounds on corn stock or cover crops, or that would help the cows. The simple point are getting hay. The need to supplement or is that the world is better off with a mix of provide a complete ration soon will be the things and cows are as well. Having some norm for much of cow country. variety helps cover up the things one feed Speaking of supplementation, I noted may be lacking. previously that these heifers adapted well In the cow business, we tend to start to being worked and were very tame. That’s feeding a stack of hay. Unlike the feedlot because the ranch crew has been supplecalf that gets a balanced ration every day, menting the heifers twice a week with 1.5 the cow may get stuck eating out of one pounds of alfalfa cubes per head. The first haystack. If that stack is brown or gold with and most obvious outcome of this feeding no evidence of well-preserved green plants, regime was the taming of the heifers. look for a supplement. As the center has put younger cattle on The next time you see a load of alfalfa grass and kept them there for longer perihay, don’t be so quick to dismiss the hay ods, one of the negative effects has be skitas dairy feed. tish or temperamental heifers. The alfalfa You might want to think twice and have cubes certainly have changed that because some delivered to your place. now these cattle are very easy to handle. May you find all your ear tags. On a broader note, cows need feed. If Your comments are always welcome at production is to be maintained during the http://www.beeftalk.com.


Sick red maple tree

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have three red maple trees that I planted several years ago. They were beautiful before this spring. One did not have a full production of leaves. Now that fall is here, the other two trees have dropped their leaves. The tree of concern still has its leaves, and small, tan mushrooms have surfaced near the trunk. My neighbor has a dog that is kept in all day. This spring, the dog’s urine killed three spots in my lawn. I learned that his urine probably contains heavy nitrogen that overfertilized the lawn and caused the burns. Is it possible that the dog did his business on the tree and that is causing the problem? Do I have cause for concern? (Michigan) A: Are you sure the neighbor’s dog is a he? If the dog is a male, he likely lifted his leg on yours and every other tree in the neighborhood. Males seldom relieve themselves on the grass. That is more female dog territory. What I think your tree got hit with was the same things that occurred across the upper Midwest last winter, which were mild temperatures, low snow cover and an early spring that was followed by a sudden drop in temperature. These factors caused a major debilitation of maples across Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The typical symptoms are pretty much what you describe. In many cases, one-quarter to one-third or more of the canopy did not leaf out and there was little to no new growth. It also causes the strange reaction going into the fall that you are seeing. The mushrooms are an indication of rotting organic matter somewhere in the soil caused by excess thatch, rotting wood, fairy ring development or decaying roots. While at least three things are going on here (dog urine spots, funky growth on one of the maples and mushrooms), I doubt that the three are connected. You can contact the Michigan State University Extension Service in your county to examine your situation and make a diagnosis. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

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BALE WAGON FOR SALE

New Holland Super 1049 bale wagon.......... $12,500

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ELECTRIC MOTORS FOR SALE

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Wilmar Load Runner 10 seed or fertilizer tender, hydraulic rear 8” unloader, 2 compartments.................................................................................................................... Best Offer John Deere 4010 diesel tractor, 3-point, 540/1000 PTO, almost new Ezee-On loader with grapple, joystick, swamp cooler, heater, year-round cab, row crop front axle.......... $13,000 Tandem axle dolly, 12-ft. pintle hitch, all steel wheels, spring suspension...................... $5000 Phone Tony Erickson, (406) 860-5442, or (406) 208-4442, Broadview, Montana

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Prairie Fare: Add some greens to your winter menu

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Please keep your forks out of my broccoli,” I said to my teenage son and daughter while we enjoyed a family meal in a restaurant. They grinned at me and proceeded to steal the dark green vegetables from my plate. We need to review some table manners, I thought to myself. However, I rarely exercise disciplinary action when my kids are clamoring to eat more vegetables, even at my expense. “They make the best broccoli here!” my son said as he tasted my cruciferous vegetable. My daughter stabbed a large floret with her fork and nodded her head. Eating these dark green vegetables probably was improving my eyesight by the minute, so I wasn’t missing this theft in progress. I nearly said, “You should have ordered your own broccoli.” However, I bit my tongue and let them model vegetable-eating behavior that might entice my youngest child, a 9-year-old, to crave green vegetables, too. Before we left for dinner, I had been reviewing some of the literature related to dark green vegetables for a project at work. After reading all about the nutritional merits of broccoli and other dark green vegetables, I couldn’t wait to have some. The server mentioned french fries and kettle chips as side items, but there were several other options available. My kids had looked at me a bit oddly when I chose broccoli as my side item, but I will make this choice more often. I hope they will do the same. On average, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we consume 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day. We should strive for at least 1 1/2 cups of dark green vegetables per week and 5 1/2 cups of red and orange vegetables per week. Nutrition experts recommend that we increase green and orange vegetables in our diets. Eating more brightly colored vegetables may play a role in reducing our risk for cancer, heart disease and potentially blinding eye conditions. For example, broccoli, along with other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and cauliflower, contains sulforaphane. In a laboratory study published by scientists at Oregon State University, sulforaphane was shown to have a potential role in preventing or potentially treating prostate cancer. Many dark gold and orange vegetables and fruits get their vibrant colors from natural pigments called carotenoids. Eating certain colorful vegetables containing carotenoids may be particularly good for our eyes by potentially playing a role in preventing cataracts and macular degeneration. Carrots often come to mind when eye health is discussed. Carrots contain beta-carotene, a type of carotenoid that our body converts to vitamin A. Deficiencies in vitamin A are linked to night blindness. Two other carotenoid pigments may play an even greater role in preventing potentially blinding eye conditions. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the carotenoid pigments found in dark green vegetables including kale, spinach, broccoli and romaine lettuce. These two pigments help maintain the health of our eyes and may help prevent macular degeneration. During our wintry weather when we crave comforting beige and brown foods such as mashed potatoes, gravy and meatloaf, add some bright green, gold and orange colors to your plate or bowl. Try some new recipes, and make veggies available in your refrigerator. Serve them with a dip such as fiber- and protein-rich hummus if you would like. Here is recipe courtesy of Ohio State University Cooperative Extension. Try it as a side dish with a meatloaf, roasted chicken or pork.

Cheesy Broccoli-rice Casserole

1 1/2 c. white rice 3 c. water 1 medium onion, chopped 3 Tbsp. margarine or butter 1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of mushroom, chicken or celery soup 1 1/2 c. milk, reduced-fat 1/2 c. water 20 ounces frozen, chopped broccoli, thawed in a microwave oven or refrigerator 8 ounces of cheddar cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13- by 9-inch pan. In a saucepan, mix rice and 3 cups of water, then bring to a boil. Cover and simmer rice for 15 minutes. Remove continued on page a72


U-Idaho entomologist honored by top U.S. science association

By University of Idaho versity of California, Davis, Bosque-Pérez Entomologist Nilsa Bosque-Pérez of spent 11 years in Africa at the International the University of Idaho has been named Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, a fellow of the American Association for Nigeria. She studied maize streak virus, a the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an major agent of crop losses there, and helped honor bestowed upon association members plant breeders develop virus resistant corn by their peers. varieties that have contributed to food secuThe association’s section on agriculture, rity in many parts of the continent. food and renewable resources recognized At the University of Idaho, work by her “for international leadership in entomolBosque-Pérez, her colleagues and students ogy related to plant health management, in the College of Agricultural and Life Scifor fundamental discoveries in plant-virusences focuses on barley yellow dwarf virus, vector interactions and for distinguished which can reduce wheat yields by up to 20 contributions to interdisciplinary graduate percent. education.” “I’ve always had a strong interest in the “We’re very proud of Professor Bosqueinteractions between insects that carry viPérez. Her recognition as an AAAS fellow ruses, their host plants and the viruses that is indicative of the University of Idaho’s infect the plants,” she said. “I began doing world-class faculty who make such a differresearch on this subject in Africa and conence in reaching students and in answering tinue it here.” 21st century challenges for the nation and Her interest focuses on crops and in the world,” said University of Idaho Presinatural ecosystems, Bosque-Pérez said, dent M. Duane Nellis. and how viruses and insects move between Bosque-Pérez is a professor of entomolthose two. At Idaho, her collaboration with ogy and 16-year member of the University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life colleague Sanford Eigenbrode has allowed Sciences faculty. She directs the $3.2 milher to address more closely the chemical lion National Science Foundation-funded ecology component of plant-virus-vector Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and interactions. Research Traineeship program that funds 23 Breeding new varieties of wheat to resist doctoral students in Idaho and Costa Rica. the virus has proven more difficult than The program has created a unique teamher earlier experience with corn, she said. based interdisciplinary graduate educational Research that found plant viruses in turn model that has received recognition across altering insect behavior — by entomology the country. doctoral student Laura Ingwell overseen Her research focuses on insect-borne by Bosque-Pérez and fellow entomologist viruses that damage crops worldwide. A native of Puerto Rico and graduate of the Unicontinued on page a72

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Entomologist honored continued from page A71

Eigenbrode — led to the recent publication of their paper in the journal Scientific Reports. Working with barley yellow dwarf virus, wheat plants and the aphids that carry the virus between plants, the team showed infected plants attract aphids that were not yet infected. Aphids already infected were attracted to noninfected wheat plants. The research showed for the first time that the virus could manipulate the aphids increasing the potential for virus spread through a field more quickly. Their findings have implications for management of vectors and plant diseases in agricultural settings and help to understand the role plant viruses play in nature. “I also collaborate with wheat breeders at the University of Idaho and Washington State University in the development of spring wheat varieties resistant to the Hessian fly and in the identification of molecular markers to accelerate breeding efforts,” she said. Working with her University of Idaho students Sara Galbraith and Levi Keesecker, Bosque-Perez is also examining the influences that diverse agricultural land uses and secondary forests in Costa Rica have on native pollinators of plants. Bosque-Pérez joins other scientists honored by the association while on the University of Idaho faculty. The fellows tradition began in 1874 to honor researchers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. “Nilsa is truly worthy of this recognition,” said John Hammel, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences dean. She has played a significant leadership role in promoting graduate education and training within the University of Idaho. Just as important, she has always directed an innovative research program focused on solving critical agricultural issues.” Past U-Idaho honorees include: • University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis, a geographical information systems (GIS) researcher • Carolyn Hovde Bohach, professor of food science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who directs the Idaho IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence • Researcher Gary Machlis of the College of Natural Resources • Fish and Wildlife Researcher J. Michael Scott of the College of Natural Resources • Chemists Jean’ne Shreeve and Malcolm Renfrew from the College of Science The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal Science. New AAAS fellows will be honored during the association’s annual meeting February 16 in Boston.

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saucepan from heat and set aside for 15 minutes. Saute the chopped onion in margarine or butter until tender. Mix soup, milk, 1/2 cup of water, onions and rice. Spoon mixture into the baking pan. Thaw and drain the vegetables and spread over the rice mixture. Top with the cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until the cheese is melted and the rice is bubbly. Makes 12 servings. Each serving has 240 calories, 11 grams (g) of fat, 25 g of carbohydrate and 360 milligrams of sodium.

Air layering ficus

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I attempted to air layer a 5-foot-tall ficus. I waited until there were enough roots and then planted it in a sandy soil mix (cactus soil mix). I use this mix because it has very good drainage properties. I kept the new tree indoors but also put it outside in direct sunlight. However, it’s shedding leaves, and the branches are drying off and becoming brittle. Is there anything I can do to save this plant? What did I do wrong? A: You forgot one very important step. You should have put a poly tent over the cutting to keep the humidity high around the plant. This allows the limited root system to keep up with the transpiration pull being exerted by the leaves. Also, it sounds like you attempted to make an air layer on too large a part of the plant. You still may be able to save the plant if you can get the tent to cover the top of the plant and out of direct sunlight for about 10 days. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.


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3V Distributing, Conrad ......................................C51 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .......................A64 Action Toys, Billings ............................................C20 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman ........................................................A31 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls ..B19, B20, B21 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls ...................A6 Ag Wise, Kremlin ................................................C54 AgraSyst Dealers....................................... A23, A40 Agri-Pro, Syngenta, West Fargo, ND ..................A57 American Manufacturing, Hogeland .......... A35, C31 American Pipe, Cut Bank ...................................A35 Automotive Machine Inc., Great Falls .................A18 B & B Ag Supply, Inc, Broadview ........................A20 Barber Seed Service, Denton .............................C38 Basin Seed, LLC, Standford ...............................C46 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown .......................C70 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank ......................................B6 Ben Taylor, Valier.................................................C72 Big Equipment Co., Havre ....................................B3 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad ...................... A42, A43 Big Sky Hydraulics, Great Falls ..........................A10 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn........C50 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby .....B44, C20, C47 Bouma Truck Sales, Choteau, Great Falls ... INSERT BTI Feeds, Cut Bank ..........................................C72 Buckley Auction ..................................................A66 C Moore Fab & Repair & Equipment Sales, Miles City........................................................B11 Cahill Seeds, Scobey............................................C6 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls ... B43, C24 Case IH Dealers .................................................C69 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula.............................C29 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..........................A39 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks ...........C58 Clearwater Montana Properties, Trampus Corder, Fort Benton ....................................................A49 Courtesy Ford, Conrad .......................................C71 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston .........................A54 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank .....................................A17 Dave’s Repair LLC, Charlo .................................B24 Denny’s Service & Repair, Black Eagle ..............C47 DeVoe’s, Valier ....................................................A50 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby ..................................C30 Diesel Power Parts & Machine, East Missoula ......... .............................................................. B22, C15 Dirkes’, Fairfield & Choteau ................................C14 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman...............A16 Dry Fork Ag, Ledger ...........................................C71 Durnell Fencing, Valier ........................................B28 Eagle Equipment, Belgrade ................................A32 East Slope Kennel & Game Bird Farm, Conrad..C28 Eddy Bauer, Wolf Point .......................................C56 Enduraplas, Neche ND .......................................C63 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls.....C18, C19 Escrow Montana LLC, Whitefish .........................A56

Index

F/S Manufacturing, West Fargo, ND ......................... .....A8, A22, A32, A38, C14, C24, C26, C42, A58 Farm Equipment Sales, Glasgow, Plentywood, Culbertson, Circle .......................B7, B8, B9, B10 Farm Tech, (Doug Weist) Choteau ......................C28 Farmer’s Union Oil, Rudyard ..............................B42 First State Bank, Shelby .....................................B29 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton ........... A54, C70 Flaman Rentals ..................................................C33 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power .................. B14, C40 Fosse Insurance Agency, Great Falls .................B36 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness .................................C36 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls ........... .............................. A45, B16, B37, B52, C8, C45 Frontline Ag, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon ..... ......................................C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C39 Frontline Ag Dillon (formerly Dillon Imp), Dillon ..C11 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad ................C67 Gerber’s, Great Falls.................................. A34, A58 Get ‘Er Done, Brady ............................................C37 GL Appraisal & Brokerage, Glenn Larson, Opheim .. .......................................................................C30 Glasgow Implement, Glasgow ............................B25 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy .....................C55 Gomer’s Diesel & Electric, Missoula .....................B1 Goose Tender, Kurt Kammerzell, Chester ..........C52 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier ............A65 Grossenburg Equipment, Winner, Pierre, Philip SD, Wayne, Bloomfield, Harrington, Laurel NE .....B51 Guy Tabacco Construction, Black Eagle .... A12, C50 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin .................A53 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena ........A70 Henke Enterprises, Chester ..............................C15 Henry Building Systems Dealers ........................C44 Hi-Hog Equipment ..............................................C59 Home ReSource, Missoula .................................A53 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls ............ B40, B41 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank .................B5 I-State Truck Center, Missoula ............................C66 IMS Construction, Columbia Falls ......................A64 J & M Trailer Sales, Laurel ..................................C68 J.A.R.R., Choteau ...............................................A44 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook ................ B28, B33 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte .......................A55 K.R. Rauch Company, Billings ............................C27 Krogmann Mfg. .....................................................B2 Kuhn North America ...........................................B38 Lake Seed, Ronan ................................................A5 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown.............................C42 LM Machinery, Missoula .....................................B47 Lost Valley Fence, Fairfield .................................C57

M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND .............C10 M & W Machine, Three Forks .............................C16 Maxwell Lumber, Lewistown ...............................A48 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls ...............A16 Midland Implement , Billings ...............................C60 Milk River Co-op, Big Sandy, Chinook, Havre, Malta, Rudyard, Turner ................................................C1 MK Industries, Conrad ........................................C66 Montana Metal Fabrications, Inc, Great Falls .....A60 Montana Post Driver, St Ignatius ........................A72 Montana Post Frame, Townsend ...........................C6 Montana Seed & Grain, Billings..........................C32 Montana Seed Trade Association .........................B4 Montana Seeds, Conrad.......................................C9 Montana Turf & Wheels, Sidney .........................B44 Moodie Implement, Havre, Lewistown, Great Falls, Livingston, Belgrade......................A61, A62, A63 Motor Power, Great Falls ......................................C2 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..........................B24 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville ........B12 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup ............B15 N.F., Inc, Froid .....................................................C32 Nardinger Irrigation, Great Falls .........................C40 Neal Law, P.C., Conrad .........................................C7 New Holland Dealers ..........................................C61 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ....................C49 New Homes of the Future, Billings .....................A56 NGS Sales, Denton ............................................B30 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ..............................C31 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ....................................A51 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls ...............C37, C62 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point ..............C67 Northern Seed, Conrad & Shelby .......................C16 Northwest Plastics, Libby ...................................B36 Pacific Recycling, Great Falls .............................A58 Patty Seaman Homes, Kalispell .........................A67 Performance Ag Services, Conrad .....................A71 Pioneer West, Inc................................................C26 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton ...............B18 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ..........C62 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad .........B18, B30, B42 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..................A54 Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Chinook ..........B13 RDO Equipment, Billings ....................................C10 Reddig Equipment & Repair, KalispellA52, C12, C34 Rocky Mountain Truck Sales, Great Falls ...........B12 Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond .C44 Scenic City Trailer Sales, Belgrade .....................C35 Schrock Construction, Victor ..............................C59 Schurter Farm Supply, LLC, Silverton, OR .........C58 SeedMaster ........................................................A48

Seubert Insurance, Chester, Shelby .....................A2 Shobe Auction & United Country Realty, Lewistown .......................................................................A72 Shop Specialties, Ronan ....................................A24 Shortline Ag, Inc, Scobey ...................................C41 So-Lo Air, Valier ..................................................C57 Sod Buster Sales, Polson .......................... A60, C50 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..............C54 Steel Etc., LLP, Great Falls & Bozeman..............C17 Steinhatchee, Lance Nelson, Stevensville..........A68 Steve’s Sales, Oakes ND ....................................A26 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .............C44 Sunrise Equipment, Sidney ................................B23 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ....................A30 T & L Ag Products, Valier ....................................C50 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester .......................A57 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ..................................C72 The Repair Shop, Choteau .................................A25 The Truck Shop of Billings ..................................B39 Three Forks Lumber & Ready Mix, Three Forks...A6 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester ...................................B29 Tilleman Motor Company, Havre ........................B31 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange.....................................A61 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Denton, Billings ....................C21, C22, C23, C25 Townsend Seeds, Inc, Townsend ........................A66 Transport Equipment, Missoula ..........................B26 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ............................A69 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker..........................A54 Tri-County Implement, Sidney.............................B35 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton ............... B43, C48 Triple T Sales, Chinook .......................................C13 Triple W Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan B45 Van Motors, Conrad ............................................C43 Vaughn Truck, Havre .................................. B17, B33 Vermeer ..............................................................C46 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester .........................A41 Wally’s Over Door Co., Great Falls .....................A67 Warne Chemical & Equipment Co, Rapid City SD ... ................................................................C2, C60 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad...............................A67 WestBred, Bozeman ...........................................A47 West Plains Implement, Beach, Dickinson, Bowman, Hettinger.........................................................B27 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula ..........C63 Western Pipe & Rod, Joe Gunderson, Columbia Falls ................................................................C20 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ........................A54 Wild Horse Seed, Havre .....................................B46 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton .....................B50 Woody’s Lumber & Sawmill, Helena ...................B26 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .........................C1 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade, Ronan ..........B38 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow ................................ B48, B49 Zomer Truck, Conrad .................................C64, C65


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Violation of Plant Variety Protection Act resolved Montana Grower Settles

Montech Seed Group, LLC, a group of Montana Seed companies, announced that it has avoided filing a contemplated lawsuit against several north central Montana agricultural producers for violation of the Plant Variety Protection Act, 7 U.S.C. §2321 et seq. and Montana certified seed laws. The lawsuit was contemplated for violations by growers who utilized Montech 4152 Yellow Peas in their own fields, without purchasing the seed from a member of Montech Seed Group, LLC, the owner of the particular seed variety. Montech Seed Group President Steve McDonnell said: “We were alerted by area farmers that other producers were growing what appeared to be 4152 Yellow Peas, but had not purchased the seed from a Montech Seed Group member. Montech Seed Group was formed by a dozen or so seed companies throughout Montana to develop, own and sell new seed varieties, adapted to Montana growing conditions. 4152 Yellow Peas is a variety of upright growing peas that Montech Seed Group developed with the assistance of an international company, Limagrain” McDonnell continued: “We developed the particular seed because we saw a need for a rotational crop most Montana farmers need. Upright peas avoid the common pitfalls of poorer harvesting peas varieties, because they are easier to harvest. While we suspected there may have been upright pea varieties being grown without the group’s permission and associated royalty, it was not until we did our own inspections we discovered the violations.” “When confronted with the possibility of a lawsuit for violation of the Act, the producers agreed to enter into a settlement agreement. We were able to reach an accord in short order when the potential penalties were explained” said McDonnell. The Plant Variety Protection Act and Montana patented plant material laws entitles groups like Montech to damages from producers who illegally grow protected varieties without paying an appropriate royalty. Infringement of the Act provides for penalties in the form of a reasonable royalty, together with interest and costs. Moreover, the patent owner may press for treble damages and attorney fees.

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First Creek Seeds, Inc. Saco, Montana 59261

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Bruce Seed Farm, Inc. Townsend, Montana 59644

Golden Harvest Seeds Big Sandy, Montana 59520

Treasure State Seeds Fairfield, Montana 59436

Cahill Seeds Scobey, Montana 59263

Golden Triangle Seed Rudyard, Montana 59540

Westland Seeds Ronan, Montana 59864

Circle S Seeds of Montana Three Forks, Montana 59752

Heartland Seed Moccasin, Montana 59462

Wild Horse Seeds, LLP Havre, Montana 59501

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BeefTalk: Color-coded data or something else?

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension What association are you using to manage the genes in your cow-calf system? Where do we start as we come to understand the modern world of genetics? The beef cattle industry evolved through a fairly long but fair process. The process utilized color-coded data. If there was any deviation in the colored data, secondary data such as horns, hump, hair pattern, line backs or other color patterns could be used. For those who never experienced such data, they probably never stood ringside and heard very experienced people proclaim how beef breeding systems that utilized different colors for horns, humps and hair to guide selection techniques could be used to establish the right cattle. Once the basic criteria was established, skeletal frame, muscling type and fleshing ability were added to make sure a marketable product would be delivered to the packer. The system worked and cow-calf producers could understand the process readily. What was said was also visual, so the end product could be seen and even felt if necessary. In a broad sense, this system of cattle breeding still exists today. However, it is somewhat problematic because those color labels (phenotype) that were good indicators of the genotype involved are not as prevalent. The majority of cattle are now black, polled and smoothhaired. However, when looking at the hump, some regional differences still exist, particularly in warmer regions. At the heart of historic cattle production was the knowledge that certain genotypes of cattle had very characteristic phenotypes. In other words, the genetic makeup of the cattle was stamped with obvious characteristic physical attributes. These traits were good indicators of the cow-calf management required by the producers, as well as the associated management needed further down the beef supply chain. In addition, the market literally priced cattle based on color, horns, hump and hair. For example, Angus cattle were different than Hereford cattle in appearance and marketable end points. The differences brought about the expansion of sale barns that would sort cattle into uniform lots by frame and weight within phenotype. However, crossbreeding then started. The many discussions about crossbreeding cattle essentially started with the well-known Black Baldy, which is a cross between purebred Angus and Hereford cattle. The early cross was very distinctive. The cattle were somewhat heterozygous (dominant and recessive traits) in genotype but still recognizable. As producers, it still is fun to seek out Black Baldy cattle that are original crosses of purebred Angus and Herford cattle. The cattle still are distinct in color pattern and hair. However, those days are gone. Most of today’s Black Baldy cattle have various breed makeups and have lost the “look.” Given the current mix of cattle and absence of prominent color-coded traits, the point of the discussion today is that cattle producers need to move on. Reluctantly, as evidenced by historically classifying breed types with certain production scenarios, producers have set aside the old color-coded, breed-based management systems to focus on data instead of phenotype. In general, as producers seek new breeding stock, color, horns and hair do not say much. Rather, expected progeny differences (EPDs) within the same color, horns and hair are needed to select the right type of cows and sires. Furthermore, with experience, the same selection techniques can be used across breeds as well. What used to be simple still is simple. However, the answer is in the eye of the reader, not in the eye of the speaker. Breed associations have made it simpler to peek inside known sires and report a better estimate of just what is the real genotype. In years past, the color-coded, breed-based system worked, but not today. What makes today’s system even more exciting is the increasing knowledge due to DNA technology. It serves to further strengthen our knowledge and understanding of young sires. However, as one greets fellow beef producers, an early question often is: “What breed of cattle do you raise?” The real answer probably is unknown. There still are lingering breed descriptions, but the reality in the world of genetics would suggest that many producers probably have similar genetic packages. Perhaps a better question might be: “What association are you using to manage the genes in your cowcalf system?” That seems a bit far-fetched from the early color-based, breed-based systems, but time does not stand still.


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2000 New Noble 42-ft. tow behind air cart with 7” spacing........$39,500 (2) Sets Case IH 7200 14-ft. x 7” hoe drills, hitch and transport, 3 rank, steel packers...................................................................... Set $9500 4-John Deere 9350 drills with fertilizer, steel packers. Each.........$1500 Flexi-Coil 2340 variable rate tow behind cart............................$29,500

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1998 MacDon 9300, 1995 30-ft. draper header, pickup reel, hydro transmission, 4345 hours......................................................$39,500 1995 MacDon 9200 swather, 30-ft. header, pickup reel. 2500 engine hours......................................................................................$37,500 1979 International 5000 swather, diesel motor, 14-ft. hay head, without conditioner, runs good..............................................................$4500

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1965 Case 930 with Ezee-On 200 loader, 1886 hours, hand clutch, cab, no grapple, not plumbed..........................................................$6500 1997 Cat Challenger 65D 300 hp, 1800 hours, 30” track, 10 speed powershift, 4 hydraulics, bareback........................................$89,000 John Deere 7730 with 746 SL loader, almost like new, 7275 hours, 2 function electric joystick.......................................................$129,500 John Deere 4020, 8 speed, 3-pt., PTO, no cab, gas. Good condition..... .................................................................................................$9500

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UC Davis to test experimental drug for laminitis in horses

ate pain in severe laminitis, we felt that it was important to let the veterinarians and horse owners know that this compound has shown potential as a treatment,” said Alonso Guedes, an assistant professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine. The horses were treated under a “compassionate use” protocol approved by the UC Davis Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. That protocol allows animals to be treated with an experimental drug if no approved alternative treatment exists. A clinical trial to assess the drug’s safety and establish a tolerable dose for the compound is expected to begin in the spring. Further clinical trials would be needed to establish the drug’s effectiveness as a laminitis treatment. The experimental compound, known as t-TUCB, belongs to a group of anti-inflammatory compounds called sEH (soluble epoxide hydrolases) inhibitors. It stems from a discovery made more than 40 years ago by UC Davis entomology professor Bruce Hammock while doing basic insect biology research. Originally interested in finding biological insect control methods, Hammock has since broadened his research to also search for biomedical applications. He and colleagues have identified a group of anti-inflammatory Bin run Certified Seed compounds, including the 1)less yield potential 1)higher yield potential sEH inhibitors, that have 2)unknown germination 2)lab tested germination proven to be effective in 3)unknown purity 3)lab tested purity relieving inflammatory dis4)unknown contaminants 4)Known if any and listed comfort and pain related to 5)varietal mixes 5)certified varietal purity nervous system disorders in 6)lost time waiting to get cleaned 6)minimal wait times mice and rats. Their work 7)other customer cross contamination at has been published in scien7)authorized and certified handling and tific journals including the non- authorized cleanining plants cleaning facilities Proceedings of the National 8)guesstimates at seeding rates 8)known pls and seed counts for correct Academy of Sciences and 9)winter and spring grain mixups -plant population calulations the Journal of Medicinal resulting in lost crops 9)known varieties Chemistry. 10)loss of genetic traits 10)maintain gentic traits Laminitis is a poorly un11)inferior varieties 11)superior varieties derstood condition involving 12)little if any disease resistance 12)better disease resistance inflammation of a horse’s 13)little if any insect resistance 13)better insect resistance nailbed — the connective 14)higher chemical and input costs 14)able to utilize chemical tolerant varieties tissue where the horse’s hoof 15)high cleanout rates 15)no cleanout worries and lower foot bone join. 16)carryover bushels 16)pickup only quantity needed The inflammation is usually accompanied by swelling, a restriction of the blood supply to that area, high blood pressure, lameness and extreme pain. Saco Billings Stanford Guedes noted that the safe First Creek Seed - 648-5554 Montana Seed, Grain & Chemical - 252-8012 Basin Seed - 566-2282 management of laminitis-reSaco Dehy - 527-3470 Bozeman Three Forks lated pain is one of the biggest Scobey WestBred - 899-9635 Circle S Seeds - 285-3269 challenges for equine veteriCahill Seeds - 783-5510 Choteau Townsend narians. Often, euthanasia is Shelby Hodgskiss Seed - 466-5553 Bruce Seed - 266-3103 the only humane alternative Big Sky Wholesale Seed - 434-5011 Columbus Townsend Seed - 266-4444 for alleviating pain and sufNorthern Seed LLC - 434-5000 Benchmark Seed - 326-2404 Fargo, ND fering in horses afflicted with Conrad Syngenta Cereals - 701-799-5085 the condition. Northern Seed LLC - 278-9189 Consequently, the survival Denton/Great Falls rate for laminitis is estimated Barber Seed Service Inc. - 567-2211 to be only 25 percent. Very Members of Fairfield few surviving horses return Treasure State Seed - 467-2557 to their previous levels of Fairview activity, and laminitis often Skov Seed - 489-0165 reappears. Havre In his upcoming paper, Wild Horse Seed - 265-5443 Guedes reports the case of Moccasin a 4-year old Thoroughbred Heartland Seed - 423-5600 mare named Hulahalla that Ronan developed laminitis. The Lake Seed - 676-2174 horse had been retired from Westland Seed - 676-4100 racing following a tendon Rudyard injury and donated to the Golden Triangle Seed - 355-4333

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Veterinarians at the University of California (UC), Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have announced plans to conduct the first clinical trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating horses stricken with laminitis, an excruciatingly painful and often life-threatening foot-related disease. Four horses suffering from laminitis have been treated with the investigational antiinflammatory drug so far. One experienced a complete remission that has lasted for more than a year, and three others have shown some improvement. A paper on the first laminitis case has been accepted for publication by the peerreviewed Journal of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. The paper is expected to be published in the journal’s February issue, but journal editors authorized the authors to disclose their findings ahead of publication. “This is an unusual step for us to announce this so far in advance, but because euthanasia is often the only way to allevi-

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2010 John Deere 9770 combine with big singles, GS 111 mapping, AutoSteer, with 640D draper header, pickup reel, transport, 600 engine hours and 450 separator hours. Tag #KA1212.........................................................$315,000 New Holland SP-166 self propelled baler, 2 Wisconsin engine, reconditioned and should run fine. Tag #ANF1212......................................................$8500 1998 Gomaco CC120 800 hours. Tag #Eric1212.....................................$19,000 Wilmar 500 40-ft. spreader with tarp, excellent shape. Tag #GordSt1212. 2000 Ford F650 11/4-ton pickup with Allison transmission, 7.3 Ford Power Stroke diesel, 147,000 miles. Tag #SamL1212..............................................$19,000 EW Travalong trailers. Tag #CBass0213, New PJ trailers. Call for prices. Tag #CBass0213. Mini trucks for sale. Tag #CBass0213. Building, 45-ft. x 90-ft., located in Cut Bank. Will rent or sell. Tag #RTrent0213..... . ............................................................................................................... Call Allis-Chalmers HD 5 crawler tractor with 2 cylinder Detroit diesel with bucket and blade. Tag #MGoss.........................................................................$4000 8-ft. x 12-ft. flatbed off pickup. Tag #HiddenL0213.......................................$1900 NEW Ezee-On trailer mounted post pounder with PTO pump drive. Tag #Hug0213.............................................................................................$7500 Case 310 tractor, 4 speed, 540 PTO, 3-point, power steering, tires like new. Tag #DMcLain0213. Case 1030 tractor with cab, 540 PTO. Tag #ArtH0213................................$3800 9-shank scarifier. Tag #Paul0213. John Deere 840 loader. 1998 John Deere 7810 MFD tractor with rebuilt IVT transmission PTO and 3-point hitch. Tag #ReidH0213...........................................................$60,000 Flexi-Coil FG 32-ft. harrow cart. Tag #ReidH0213. 1948 Jeep Tag #BillD0213. 3-John Deere 105 combines. Tag #BillD0213. John Deere 2750 tractor with 6000 hours, no loader (but can find one). Tag #ReidH0213.......................................................................................$22,000 Farmall M tractor with F10 loader. Tag #BobK0213. 2010 Farm King 13”x70-ft. swing hopper auger with mover. Tag #DBK0213........ . .........................................................................................................$13,000 Concord 3212 air seeder with Flexi-Coil 1600 tow behind tank, hydraulic drive, 12” spacing. Tag #Greg0213..............................................................$19,000 2-NEW Ezee-On 60-ft. air seeders and tow behind tanks at 50% off list. Tag #Dave0213. 13 church pews, 14-ft. Tag #PondCo0213. Case 2290 2WD tractor with loader, 3-point, PTO, 20.8x38 tires. Tag #HerbB0213.......................................................................................$11,500 Highline bale processor, good shape. Tag #HerbB0213.............................$8500 Brandt 10”x71-ft. swing away hopper auger. Tag #NorthS0213..................$8500 John Deere 4440 2WD tractor with Westendorf loader, 3-point, 540 PTO, 9000 hours. Tag #ReidH0213......................................................................$22,500 New Holland TM 165 MFD tractor, powershift, 3-point, dual PTO, 4800 hours. Tag #ReidH0213................................................................................$45,000 Cat Challenger MT525B 100 hp MFD tractor, 3-point, PTO, left hand reverser, only 1700 hours. Tag #ReidH0213.....................................................$50,000 3-year-old Red Angus bull. Tag #Hdez0213.................................................$3500 1969 Chevrolet C50 grain truck with 16-ft. box and hoist, 67,936 miles. Tag #SamL0213...........................................................................................$4500 1-Set of 40-ft. John Deere 9450 grain drills, 10” spacing, steel packers, transport hitch. Tag #Zenith0213...................................................................$9500

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1974 homemade flatbed trailer with 107” deck, wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1112...................................................................................$2500 1981 Miller 24-ft. pintle hitch trailer. Tag #Hug1112....................................$6500 1986 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck trailer with new metal deck. Tag #Hug1112...$2950 1988 Dressen 16-ft. custom utility trailer. Tag #Hug1112............................$1950 1967 Fruehauf 21-ft. trailer. Tag #Jess0812.............................................$12,000 Miller tandem axle heavy duty trailer, new deck, pintle hitch. Good backhoe trailer. Tag #HugB0812..........................................................................$6500 37-ft. flatbed trailer for semi. Tag #JamF0113..............................................$4950 18-ft. homemade gooseneck tandem axle trailer, 7000 lb. axles, beavertail, no ramps. Tag #Rog0113.

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1998 New Holland 8670 Genius tractor, MFD, Ford loader/grapple, 3-point, dual PTO, 12,000 hours. Tag #Fox0113.....................................................$35,000 John Deere 4650 2WD tractor, Allied 892 loader, 8600 hours. Tag #WFox0113.. . .........................................................................................................$28,000 John Deere 4850 200 hp tractor, 9000 hours. Tag #WFox0113...............$28,000 New Holland TV145 tractor with bucket/grapple, 3-point and PTO on both ends. Tag #RHaines0113............................................................................$75,000 John Deere 7920 tractor with IVT transmission, 4000 hours, dual PTO, 18.4x46 duals, 3-point, 185 hp. Tag #RHaines0113.........................................$95,000 Case 1896 2WD tractor, 3-point hitch, dual PTO, 18.4x38 tires, 10,000 hours. Tag #RimRock0113............................................................................$12,500 Ford 800 tractor with Renn post hole digger. Tag #BrandtH0113. John Deere 8630 4WD tractor, 200 hp, 1000 PTO, tires are fair, hours not sure. Tag #GlennG0113..............................................................................$17,500 2008 Case IH 485 tractor, 710x42 tires 75%-80%, powershift, mega flow. Tag #KA0812..........................................................................................$190,000 2009 Case IH 105U Farmall tractor, 105 hp, front wheel assist, 3 point, PTO, only 900 hours. Tag #Hug0412...........................................................$48,000 Case 630 tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO, 3-point blade. Tag #MarvinG1012........ $3500 Versatile 800 tractor, 18.4x38 duals, 5000 hours. Tag #JBurris0112.......$23,000 Versatile 145 4WD tractor. Tag #MonteF0811............................................$4500 1997 Case IH 9370 tractor, tires not so good. Tag #Glenn0113...............$65,000 2007 Jinma MFD 28 hp tractor with loader, low hours. Tag #Ivan0113.......$8000 Versatile 800 tractor, 18.4x38 duals, 5000 hours. Tag #JBurris0113.......$23,000 John Deere 4620 2WD tractor with loader, 100 PTO, 3-point. Tag #LeonOl0113. . .........................................................................................................$15,500

SPRAYERS & SPREADERS

Simonson 2594 fertilizer spreader, full variable rate, Raven Controller, 8-ton, ShurLok tarp. Tag #GO0812...............................................................$16,000 Barber 30-ft. pull type spreader. Tag #HarvS1112. Flexi-Coil 65XLT field sprayer, twin tanks, 500 and 1000 gallon tanks, 120-ft. twin booms, windscreens. Tag #GlennG0113....................................$12,500 Vicon LS870M 3-point hitch sprayer, 870 gallon. Tag #R00113. Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. field sprayer, double nozzles, good twin screens, 1500 gallon tank, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #BCreek1112. Flexi-Coil S67XLT field sprayer, double nozzles, 1500 gallon tank, mix tank and auxiliary tank, 18.4x26 singles. Tag #BCreek1112. Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 90-ft., 1000 gallon tank, wash tank, mix tank, rinse tank, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #LGre1112..... . ............................................................................................................$5900 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tanks, hydraulic fold on booms, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 tires. Tag #LGre1112...$6900 1990 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, single 16.5x16.1 tires, wind screens, mixer tank. Tag #PhilA0912. Century sprayer. Tag #Hug0912....................................................................$200 3-CompuSpray sprayers. 1 is good and 2 for parts. Tag #BMun0812. 2010 Summers sprayer, 60-ft. booms, 500 gallon tank, triple nozzles, on a 2001 Ford F250 pickup. Tag #Trever0712...................................................$27,500 1997 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, 3 way nozzle bodies. Tag #Joe0412 3-ComputerSpray sprayers. 1 is good and 2 for parts. Tag #BMun0811 Model A 27000 Big A sprayer, ready to go to work. Tag #JR0511..........$22,000 1996 ComputerSpray sprayer with updates, sprays on 12” centers, 60-ft. booms. Tag #KDanger0411......................................................................$3500 1993 Ford F350 pickup with Field Commander sprayer, 500 gallon tank, new hydraulic pump, new water pump kit. Tag #MSuta0211.....................$12,000 Brandt 90-ft. field sprayer. Tag #0512..........................................................$8500 2002 Flexi-coil 67XL trailer type sprayer. Tag #Bett1212.........................$17,000

DISCS

Ford 36-ft. disc with 20” pans. Tag #JimB0113............................................$7500 White 20-ft. tandem disc, folds up. Tag #WFox0113....................................$4900 John Deere MK-10 12-ft. disc. Tag #ToddS0712.........................................$4500 12-ft. disc. Tag #ScottO0512 Hesston 2410 60-ft. disc, 24” discs, good for CRP breaking. Tag #CliffB0512 Ford 36-ft. disc, 20” pans. Tag #JimB0112..................................................$7500

PLOWS

R&R R17 5-blade subsoiler with 42”x30 shanks. Tag #HarvS1112..........$15,000 1980 John Deere 1610 45-ft. plow with 11/4” shanks and Honey Bee Rod. 1970 Gysler 24-ft. plow with cable lift. Tag #HerbK0912. Renn 5505 31-ft. plow, 11/4” shanks, setup for hydraulics, good condition. Tag #whjar0712...........................................................................................$9500 DMI 36-ft. anhydrous plow. Tag #Simmes1112. International 3-bottom roll-over plow. Tag #MattC1212. Melroe 42-ft. plow. Tag #WBerk1212.

SWATHERS & MOWER CONDITIONERS

1988 Hesston 8100 swather with 25-ft. shiftable header pickup reel, 14-ft. auger header. Tag #Ace0113........................................................................$35,000 John Deere 2270 swather, 14-ft. auger hay header. Tag #JBurris0113....$6500 Versatile 400 DSA swather with 20-ft. header. Tag #JimB0113. New Holland 1112 swather with 12-ft. header, cab. Tag #LarryW0113. 1990 Westward swather with 25-ft. double swath header, pickup reel, 1573 hours. Tag #GordS1212.....................................................................$18,000 1992 Hesston 8100 swather, 30-ft DSA header with pickup header. Tag #HerbK1012.......................................................................................$31,000 1988 Versatile 4700 swather with 30-ft. DSA header. Tag #TerryA0812...$18,000 New Holland 1475 pivot tongue, 18-ft. auger header, nice unit. Tag #RumRanch0612 New Holland 1100 swather, 16-ft. auger header, cab, A/C. Tag #KevM0412 John Deere 890 14-ft. hay header to fit on JD 4890 swather. Tag #HLake0912. New Holland 16-ft. hay header with 9030 bidirectional adapter. Tag EarlC0812. Versatile 24-ft. header for bidirectional. Tag #EarlC0812. New Holland 1116H hay header, 276 Versatile tractor adapter. Tag #Russ0812. 2006 John Deere 4895 swather, 36-ft. Honey Bee header with pickup reel, double sickle, 1000 hours. Tag #DanD1112.....................................$120,000 Massey 35 pull type swather, excellent shape, extra parts. Tag #Hug1112...$1900 John Deere 240 14-ft. moco. Tag #RWard1112. New Holland 1116 swather with 14-ft header. Tag #RayM1012 1976 Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header. Tag #BerthaJ0912. Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header. Tag #RWinko0912..............$4000 Massey-Ferguson 75 25-ft. pull type swather. Tag #WarrenW0812. International 5000 swather with 16-ft. hay header, new rebuilt engine. Tag #SteveFair0812............................................................................................$5500 Hesston 6550 windrower, 14-ft. auger header, 21-ft. DSA header. Tag #RockP0612 Versatile 400 swather, 20-ft. header. Tag #TomP0512 Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header. Tag #RWinko0911..............$4000 Versatile 4400 swather, 22-ft. header, DSA, pickup reel. Tag #GeneM0711 Versatile 4400 swather with 22-ft. DSA header, cab, air. Tag #DickU0810..$6500 Versatile 4018 18-ft. draper header, fits Versatile bidirectional tractors. Tag #SmtCrk1009................................................................................................$3500 John Deere 1380 pull-type swather with 14-ft. header. Tag #DTribbey0209. New Holland 460 9-ft. haybine. Tag #CStrat0809.......................................$2900 Massey Ferguson 28-ft. pull type grain swather. Tag #LarryK0112............$3500 Massey-Ferguson 35 25-ft. pull type windrower. Tag #DeanL0412............$2500

NEW ITEMS If you need your farm farmed call. Tag #BillMc0313. Hesston BP25 bale processor, 1000 PTO. Tag #SSimmes0313.......... $4500 Hercules 2254 tractor with loader, 331 hours, 24 hp. Tag #PaulM0313...$9500 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air seeder, 9” spacing. Tag #RogerW0313. John Deere 7720 combine with 24-ft. header. Tag #DaleH0313. 1985 GMC 2-ton truck with 350 engine, with 2 compartment custom built grain tender, only 30,000 miles. Tag #GaryY0313........................ $12,000 6000 gallon tanker trailer. Tag #Mike0313........................................... $13,000 5000 gallon tanker trailer. Tag #Mike0313........................................... $11,000 Water filter system. Tag #MikeL0313..................................................... $4500 1979 International cabover truck, Cat engine 350 hp, 9 speed transmission, air ride. Tag #MikeL0313.............................................................. $11,500 1974 Freightliner vac truck, 50 Series Detroit engine, 80 barrel vac tank with new vac pump. Tag #MikeL0313................................................... $23,000 1979 International truck with 400 Cummins, 9 speed transmission. Tag #MikeL0313.................................................................................... $7500 1991 Ford L9000 vac truck, 90 barrel vac tank with new vac pump, good tires. Tag #MikeL0313.................................................................. $33,000 2007 International truck with Cummis 15X engine, 430 hp, 13 speed, 4:33 ration rear ends, air ride. Tag #MikeL0313................................... $35,000 2007 International truck with Cummins 15X engine, 430-500 hp, 13 speed, air ride. Tag #MikeL0313.............................................................. $35,000 Tan squeeze chute. Tag #MikeL0313..................................................... $2000 Green squeeze chute. Tag #MikeL0313................................................. $1500 Head catch. Tag #MikeL0313................................................................... $450 Verstile 895 tractor, 20.8x38 tires, 9000 hours, work has been done on engine. Tag #RogW0313.................................................................. $25,000 Hesston 5585 round baler, twine tie. Tag #PaulB0313.......................... $3500 1988 Hesston 8100 windrower with 25-ft. draper header and 14-ft. hay header. Tag #Ace0313. 2009 Massey-Ferguson 1841 twine tie centerline baler. Tag #ReidH0313.... . ................................................................................................... $16,500 2002 New Holland TM165 MFD tractor, 4800 hours. Tag #ReidH0313. John Deere 7810 MFD tractor ith new rebuilt tranmission. Tag #ReidH0313. John Deere 7400 2WD tractor. Tag #ReidH0313. Automotive lift, 2-post, hyd. cable hoist, safety stop. Tag #RoyB0313.... $3500 Spray-Air 10”x71-ft. auger with mechanical swing away hopper. Tag #RoyB0313..................................................................................... $3500 1950’s Cat D8 with cab, rebuilt grosser, 2 hydraulics, dozer................. $9000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer with 1500 gallon tank, 120-ft. booms, windscreens. Tag #BettK0313........................................................................... $17,500 1999 Dodge 2500 4WD, extended cab, V10 gas engine, automatic, leather seats, 107,000 miles with Cascade pickup camper, self-contained, sleeps 4, nice shape. Tag #Dale0313.............................................. $9000 Case International 2015 pickup header. Tag #KyleB0313. 6-ft. heavy duty bucket, quick attachment. Tag #GaryH0313. 48” bucket. Tag #GaryH0313. Jeoffroy 28-ft. cultivator. Tag #GaryH0313. 7-shank subsoiler, 28” spacing, new tips. Tag #GaryH0313. 1974 gooseneck stock trailer, 26-ft. Tag #GaryH0313. Melroe 36-ft. cultivator with hydraulic wing lifts, 1” shanks, drag rod. Tag #GaryH0313.................................................................................... $4500 Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft. sprayer with 1500 gallon tank, windscreen, foam marker. Tag #GaryH0313. 1984 Ford F700 bucket truck, 370 gas V8 engine, 4 speed, yellow cabover, outriggers. Tag #GaryH0313........................................................... $7500 4 miscellaneous buckets. Allis-Chalmers D17 tractor with froze up engine. Tag #GaryH0313. Case International 2015 pickup header, less pickup attachment. Tag #KyleB0313. John Deere 8775 skid steer. Tag #Hug0313...................................... $17,500 John Deere 318D skid steer. Tag #Hug0313.................................... $23,000 Krause 30-ft. tandem disc. Tag #Mal0313. 1977 Case 1212 2WD tractor, new engine overhaul. Tag #Mal0313. Shaver HD8 post pounder. Tag #Mal0313. 1998 Freightliner truck, 470 Detroit engine, 11 speed. Tag #Mal0313. 1967 John Deere 2020 gas 2WD tractor with loader, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #French0313................................................................................... $9500 New Holland 272 twine tie baler with Wisconsin engine. Tag #French0313. New Holland 7-ft. haybine. Tag #French 0313...................................... $1600 1974 John Deere 4430 2WD tractor with loader, grapple, 3-point, dual PTO, 6900 hours. Tag #GeneM0313..................................................... $19,500 New Holland Super 1049 bale wagon, auto tie, tires are good, bale push offs are straight. Tag #Berth0313. International 806 tractor, 540 PTO, great auger tractor, 2213 hours. Tag #Berth0313. Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header. Tag #Berth0313. Bazooka 8”x35-ft. grain auger, PTO or engine drive. Tag #Berth0313. 1990 Ford F350 truck, regular cab, flatbed, manual, 4x4. Tag #Berth0313. Post hole digger. Tag #Berth0313. 1967 GMC 4x4 pickup. Tag #Berth0313. John Deere SW 18-ft. disc with manual fold wings. Tag #Berth0313. Massey 36 18-ft. swather, set up to clip CRP. Tag #Berth0313. 3-John Deere LZ1010 8-ft. drills with fertilizer boxes. Tag #Berth0313. Graham Hoeme 14-ft. plow. Tag #Berth0313. Massey 36 swather with 14-ft. header. Tag #Berth0313. 1978 Ford F250 4x4 pickup, gas engine, 4 speed manual. Tag #Berth0313.

PJ Trailers and mini trucks available. FROM HUGGY BEAR AIR SEEDERS & DRILLS

John Deere 9350 50-ft. 10” spacing drills with Wacko Track. Tag #Gord1212. 2007 Case IH ATX 70-ft air seeder, narrow fold, 12” spacing, 430 tow between cart, steel packers, stealth openers. Tag #KA1012...........................$120,000 John Deere drills, 40-ft set, 12” spacing. Tag #Zen1012..........................$13,000 2-International 7100 drill, 12-ft., 10” spacing, fertilizer and grain box, steel packers. Tag #TomP0512 50-ft. of John Deere 9350 drills on Apollo hitch, 10” spacing. Tag #BMun0812. John Deere 9450 drill, 30-ft., 12” spacing steel packers. Tag #ANF0412....$9500 Concord 4012 air seeder, 1502 engine driven air tank.Tag #AHans0412...$20,000 John Deere 9350 drills, 50-ft., Apollo hitch, 10” spacing. Tag #BMun0811 1976 John Deere 9350 40-ft. drills with rubber packers, AcraPoints. Tag #DickU0511..............................................................................................$5000 1979 John Deere 9350 40-ft. drills with packer wheels and AcraPoints. Tag #DickU0511..............................................................................................$5000 50-ft. of John Deere 9350 drills on Apollo hitch, 10” spacing. Tag #BMun0810 International 7100 10-ft drills, 10” spacing. Tag #Deank1211 2003 Bourgault 5710 64-ft. air seeder, 350 bushel tank with 3 compartments. Tag #RogerW0312...........................................................................$129,000

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

New Holland 357 grinder mixer with power bale feed. Tag #LeonOl0113...$5500 Hesston BP20 bale processor. Tag #JSmith1112.......................................$2500 Hesston SP10 bale feeder and one for parts. Tag #JSmith1112................$1600 See me for your Bale Processor needs Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0812. Hesston BP 25 bale processor, always shedded. Tag #Simmes0212........$3500 Supreme Mixers available. Call Huggy Bear. Haybuster multi-bale bale processor. Tag #Rum0411.............................$12,500 See us about you bale processor needs. High-Line multi-bale processor. Tag #FThompson0109.............................$7000

HARROWS & HEAVY HARROWS


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

Drug for laminitis continued from page b4

FRONT END LOADER AND GRADER FOR SALE

Cat 930 front end loader, new rebuilt engine, tires 80%, Balderson quick coupler, 2.5 yard bucket, 6-ft. forks, 10-ft. dozer blade, excellent dependable older loader.................................................................$27,500 $25,500 obo Champion 720 grader, ex-state machine, 14-ft. moldboard, new cutting edge, 1400/25 tires 50%, fully hydraulic with scarifier, dependable, running older grader.................................................................$22,500 $20,500 obo Phone 406-580-7079, Great Falls, MT area

2012 Chevrolet Suburban LT, heated front and rear seats, AM/ FM/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, tow package, remote start, power liftgate. Tag #12U42.......$42,495

2012 Chevrolet Traverse 2LT, AM/ FM/CD/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, DVD, 7 passenger, heated seats, remote start, sunroof, rear camera. Tag #12U59............$35,495

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT, automatic, heated seats, AM/FM/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, remote start. Tag #12U28...................$19,995

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT, crew cab, 6.0L V8, AM/FM/CD, power seat, tow package. Tag #13T70A. Asking price..$20,995

2009 Chevrolet HHR LT, automatic, AM/FM/CD/XM, OnStar, power seat, remote start. Tag #13T136A. Asking price...................$14,995

2012 Chevrolet Suburban LT, AM/ FM/CD, OnStar, Bluetooth, dual 2012 Chevrolet Suburban LT, AM/ screen DVD, heated front & secFM/CD/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, ond row seats, sunroof, remote heated front and rear seats, tow start. Tag #12U63. Asking Price. package, remote start, power lift......................................$43,995 gate, sunroof, DVD. Tag #12U51. ......................................$43,495

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 8 passenger, AM/FM/CD, heated regular cab 4x4, automatic, 5.3L, cloth seats, remote start. Tag AM/FM/CD, tow package, trailer #12T133A. Asking price............. brake controller, tow mirrors, ......................................$27,995 block heater. Tag #13T26

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ, crew cab, 6.6L Duramax, AM/FM/CD/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, block heater, power pedals, heated leather, tow package. Tag #13T44A. Asking price..$40,995

COME IN AND TAKE ONE FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!!

2009 Pontiac G8 GT, 6.0L V8, AM/ FM/CD/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, heated leather, remote start, sunroof. Tag #12U79A. Asking price..............................$21,995

2011 Buick Lucerne CX, AM/ FM/CD/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT, automatic, air conditioning, power power seat, keyless entry, 6 paswindows and locks, keyless entry, senger, low miles. Tag #12B13A. spoiler. Tag #10U49.......$11,495 ......................................$22,495

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 regular cab 4x4, AM/FM/CD/XM, OnStar, tow package, automatic, power windows and locks, keyless entry. Tag #12T142A........... ......................................$18,495

1996 Ford F150 regular cab, 4x4, 351 V8, automatic, one owner vehicle. Tag #12B04B. Asking price.................................$5995

2009 Chevrolet Impala 2LT, AM/ FM/6 CD/XM, OnStar, Bluetooth, heated leather, remote start, sunroof, spoiler. Tag #13T33A. Asking price...................$16,995

Trimming dieffenbachia

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: My wife wants to cut my dieffenbachia off at the top. I’m rather distressed because it has taken me a long time to grow it to the height it is. It has six to nine leaves at any given time and has a thick stock. However, it has reached a height where it seems to be having a hard time standing straight. Even the supports are giving way under the weight. When I added more supports, it appeared that I broke some roots and new plants have sprung up. Should we transplant these new stalks or just call it day and cut the top off to let the newer plants take over? Thank you for any input you may have. A: You have a couple of options. You can air layer or cut the cane back to about a 4- to 6-inch stump. Cut the cane up that you cut off into 4- to 6-inch pieces and root them into new plants. Dieffenbachia easily roots from cuttings. I’ve published a “Home Propagation Techniques” publication that will help guide you through the process of propagation. It is 16 pages long, so you might want to look at it online before downloading. The publication is at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ pubs/plantsci/landscap/h1257.pdf. This way, your wife won’t be frustrated by not being able to cut back your beloved plant. She now can do it without losing anything. In fact, she is increasing the chances of giving some away as gifts. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

Buckeye trees

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L, automatic, air conditioning, tilt, cruise, heated leather, sunroof. Tag #12B12A.................$13,495

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Dave Bell 873-5478; Dick Ebert: 873-5738; Doug Embody 873-5301; Don Grubb 845-3833

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where it was participating in a study focused on healing tendon injuries using stem cell treatments. Veterinarians from UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital treated the laminitis with conventional therapies including cold immersion, antibiotics, leg wraps, and two commonly used nonsteroidal drugs intended to reduce inflammation and relieve pain — but the horse only got worse. At the point that the mare was spending most of the day lying down, Guedes got involved. Before resorting to euthanasia, Guedes and the veterinary team decided to try one last treatment, t-TUCB. The veterinarians administered the experimental compound intravenously early on the eighth day of Hulahalla’s illness. After receiving the first dose, the horse remained standing in the stall most of the day, became interested in her surroundings and walked voluntarily. The mare’s demeanor, posture and mobility continued to improve over four days of treatment, and her high blood pressure gradually returned to normal. No adverse affects from t-TUCB were observed, and Hulahalla has remained laminitis-free for a full year. The sEH inhibitors, including t-TUCB, are currently available from the Hammock lab, which has provided the experimental compounds to more than 100 academic scientists around the world for basic investigation into their role in treating disease. Hammock said that work aimed at moving t-TUCB and related compounds toward clinical use is advancing in several areas. He and Guedes are working on compounds with potential for targeting pain and arthritis in companion animals. And they are working with UC Davis to move the intellectual property from this research into a company to develop medications for difficult-to-manage neuropathic pain associated with diabetes and nerve injury. Funding was provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the UC Davis Center for Equine Health.

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist NDSU Extension Service Q: I love buckeye trees but cannot find where to buy them. The type I am interested in is the aesculus glabra. There is one at an abandoned farm that we rent. However, it can’t be moved. What type of soil does a buckeye tree do well in? Thank you so much for your time and advice beforehand. (North Dakota) A: Why not just collect some buckeye nuts from a tree and plant them? That would be the easiest and least expensive route to take. If you can visit a good garden center in one of the major cities of Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks or Fargo, it should have or can get one of the better cultivars of aesculus glabra. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.


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$$ 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE ON ALL USED EQUIPMENT - OAC FLEX HEADERS

2012 John Deere 640FD 40-ft. draper, pickup reel, AWS air reel attached, crop conveyor auger, headsite automatic header height control. #16002294....... ................................................$98,000 2012 John Deere 640FD 40-ft. draper, pickup reel, AWS air reel attached, crop conveyor auger, headsite automatic header height control. #16002292....... ................................................$98,000 2011 John Deere 635F 35-ft., composite auger fingers, finger reel. #16002230. . ................................................$44,500 2006 John Deere 635F flexible draper header. #16002237.................$32,500 2006 John Deere 635F 35-ft., pickup reel, composite fingers, high stone dam. #16002264..............................$25,000 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers, HH sensing & contour sensor, spare knife. #16002243. (3).....$28,500 2004 John Deere 635F auger composite fingers. #16002271. (4)...........$25,000 2003 John Deere 930F header with Crary air reel. #16002274.................$18,500 2001 John Deere 930F 30-ft. with pickup reel, 2 wheel trailer. #16002249.$14,500 2001 John Deere 930F 30-ft., pickup reel, 2 wheel trailer. #16002288. (1)..$13,500 1998 John Deere 930F 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002254..............................$10,000 2011 MacDon FD70 45-ft. draper, CA20 adapter for JD 60, 70 series pointed guards, double knife, split 5 bat pickup reel, plastic fingers, hydraulic fore-aft, outboard & inboard skid shoes, cutter bar poly, stabilizer wheel, slow speed transport package on 30-, 35-, 40- & 45-ft. headers. #16002311. (1)..$75,000 2011 MacDon FD70 45-ft. flex draper. #16002310. (1)........................$75,000 2011 MacDon RD70 45-ft. flex draper. #16002309. (1)........................$75,000 2005 MacDon 974 36-ft. draper, JD 60 series adapter, pickup reel. #16002242. (2)............................................$35,000 2003 Case IH 1020 30-ft., pickup reel. #16002268.................................$6500 2001 Agco-Gleaner 800 30-ft. header. #16002182. (1)........................$11,000

Consumer Products

HEADER TRAILERS

GRAIN CART

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

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

2010 Unverferth HM4201G “Highway Legal”, 42-ft. Road Runner header trailer, brake lights. #14200541..........$12,950

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

Unverferth 35-ft. Road Runner header trailer. #16009192. (3)................. $9800 Frontier HT30 header trailer. #16002305.. ................................................... $2000 Vtrailer V30 header trailer with dolly. 2008 Bourgault 1100 21.5Lx16.1 lug tires, 1000 PTO, roll tarp. #16009206..$39,500 #16002305. (1)........................... $2000 Header trailer. #16002290................ $1500 2006 Ez-Trail 860 860 bushel, PTO, hydraulic drive, tarp, no scale. #16009207..$25,000 Header trailer. #16002291................ $1500

2012 John Deere 624K payloader, 6.8L Tier III, turbocharged 198 peak hp. engine, reverse fan drive, chrome exhaust system, 100 amp alternator, 4 speed transmission, 3 function Joystick with fnr & 3rd function auxiliary control lever, cab, heat, air, air ride heated leather seat, Z-bar boom system, high traction front & rear differential, 20.5x32 L3 XHA2 Michelin radial tires with 3 piece rims, full coverage front & rear fenders, turn signals, cast hitch slab counterweight. #16003674. (1)............. ............................................. $221,500

2009 John Deere 544K 4WD loader, 167 hp, powershift transmission, 3-yard, 105.9” quick attach bucket, 3 lever 3 function hydraulic control, standard ZB boom with standard linkage, air ride seat, standard rear hydraulic front axle, manual differential lock, 20.5x26 16-ply L3 bias tires, full front & rear fenders, HD R led rear lights, standard rear hitch, cold start package, precleaner, environmental drain, reversible fan drive, axle cooler, AM/FM/WB radio, 10 amp converter, beacon. #16003552. (1)...............................................CALL

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

3-pt Hitch Equipment & ATTACHMENTS

2012 Frontier GM1072 rear grooming mower, rear chain shield, pneumatic tires. #13009134. (4)................ $3995

2012 John Deere BU1060 bale unroller, hydraulic actuation. #14401901..$1950 2012 Frontier RB2284 7-ft. medium duty blade. #13009051..................... $2500 2004 Frontier 1208TM heavy duty 8-ft. rotary tiller, 3-pt., 540 PTO. #16007440. (1)............................................. $6500

2009 John Deere 544K 4WD loader, W0 AX disc transmission, standard ZB boom with standard linkage, conventional steering, cloth air suspension seat, 3 function valve with 2 lever control, ride control, standard rear hydraulic front axles, axle manual differential lock, 20.5x25 16 PR L3 bias tires, full front & rear fenders for muddy applications, HD LED rear lights, standard rear hitch, cab with air, 3 yard 105.9” bucket, ether start aid, engine block heater, precleaner, reversible. #16003496. ..... ............................................. $159,500

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2001 Vermeer 8050 trencher with backhoe. #16008046 (1).........................$16,500

2003 Cat 226 skid steer, Joystick control, 53 hp, 1500# operating capacity. #16008038. (4)...........................CALL 1991 Bobcat 743B skid steer, 36 hp., Kubota diesel engine, 72” bucket, foot controls. #16008044................$12,500 2010 John Deere AT319177 72” construction bucket with cutting edge. #16008012.................................$1025

Swathers

2010 Hygrade 1600 16-ft. grader, hydraulic up, down & angle controls, extra weight. #16009210................ $18,600 2012 Frontier GM1084 84” rear grooming mower, rear chin shield, pneumatic tires. #14401655...................... $4350 2011 Case IH Scout XL diesel utility vehicle, Kubota 20 hp 719cc engine, power steering. #16007405. (2)..$9900 2007 Polaris Ranger XP700 side by side, camo cab, EFI engine, 26x11R12 rear tires, 26x8R12 front tires, 477 hours, 4608 miles. #16007437 (3)...... $8000 2009 John Deere X324 lawn tractor, 4-wheel steer, Kawasaki 22 hp engine, hydro transmission, 48” mower deck. 16007273................................. $3250 2006 John Deere X700 riding lawn mower, 54” deck, 52” quick hitch, 23 hp. #16007432. (4)................... $6500 2004 John Deere X495 with mower, 3-pt., PTO, 54” C mower deck. #16007441. (4)............................................. $6900 John Deere STX38 lawn tractor, 12.5 hp. Kohler engine, 38” mower deck, standard transmission. #16007438.... . ................................................. $850 2-John Deere BG20021 rear bagger kits, fit 48” side discharge mower decks on L120 & L130 mowers. Each....... $399

PAYLOADERS, SKIDSTEERS & ATTAChments

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2012 John Deere 0709PC Greenstar 2 1800 display. #16012227. (4).....$1900 2010 John Deere 0705PC Greenstar 2 display. #16012224. (4)...............$3000 2008 John Deere 0705PC Greenstar 2 2600 display. #16012263............$3000 2008 John Deere 0705PC Greenstar 2 2600 display. #16012262............$3000 John Deere 0705PC Greenstar 2 2600 display. #16017233. (3)..............$3000 2010 John Deere 0900PC Starfire ITC receiver SF1. #16012226. (4)....$1500 2009 John Deere 0900PC Starfire ITC receiver. #16012265. (2)............$1500 2008 John Deere 0900PC Starfire ITC receiver. #16012240...................$1500 John Deere PF80860 Starfire ITC receiver. #16012223. ...............................$1500 John Deere 0330PC GS2 rate controller, 31 pin. #16012087. (1).................$600 John Deere PF90415 display controller bracket. #16012009 (1)................$145

2012 Road Boss 14-ft. road grader. #13012306............................... $9500 2012 Schulte RDX117 snowblower, 13/8-21 spline yoke shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit chute deflector. #13010034. (1)...... $21,000 2012 Schulte RDX102 snowblower, size 8 heavy duty PTO shaft, heavy duty chute kit, hydraulic cylinder kit chute deflector. #13010032. (2)...... $15,000

2002 John Deere 4895 swather, self-propelled, steel/steel conditioners, cab, air with 16-ft. 895 platform. #16006431. (3).......................................... $44,000 1982 John Deere 2420 swather with 240 14-ft. auger head, 21-ft. 130 draper header, 16.5-16 front tires. #16006343. (4)............................................ $9750

2010 Case IH WD1203 swather with 16ft. header with steel conditioner. 250 hours. #16006419. (1)........... $95,500 1994 New Holland 2450 swather, 87 hp. diesel engine, hydro, cab, 18-ft. double sickle auger header with conditioner. #16006669. (4)...................... $22,500 1989 Versatile 4750 swather, Ford 76 hp. diesel engine, hydro, cab, 22-ft. draper header. #16006674. (4)......... $13,500 Hesston 610H 30-ft. draper header with finger reel. Fits Hesston 8100 series & Case IH 8380 series swathers. #16002302. (1)......................... $5500

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

1996 John Deere 1600A MoCo, 110” conditioners, 1000 PTO, rubber conditioner rollers. #16006410. (1)..$9500 1995 John Deere 1600A 16-ft. Mo/Co, new guards 2 years ago, new sickle, rubber conditioner rollers. #16006318. (4).......................................... $10,500

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

TILLAGE

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

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1992 John Deere 1600 MoCo, wide roll, 1000 RPM, 16-ft., equal angle hitch & jack. #16006397. (4)................. $7500 2000 John Deere 945 MoCo with hydraulic tilt control, 13/8” PTO, adj gauge shoes, flail conditioner. #16006673. (3)............................................. $6500

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DEMO Summers Super Coulter 35-ft. disk, acremeter package, diamond disk, 340/65R18 on 18x11x8. #13011075.... ................................................... CALL 1996 Flexi-Coil 300B 41-ft. chisel plow. #16004068..............................$11,000

1989 Agco-Hesston 1170 16-ft. mower conditioner, 110” rubber conditioner rolls, double sickle, double auger, 1000 rpm. #16006305. (3)................. $5000


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2012 John Deere S680 Premium cab & radio, HID lights, AutoTrac ready, GS32630 display, John Deere link capable, small grain & round bar concaves, thick skin, Tri-Star rotor, 26-ft. unload auger, 650/85R38 dual tires, 28L-26 rear tires, straw chopper with powercast tail board. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001379. . ............................CALL 2012 John Deere S680 Premium cab & radio, HID lights, AutoTrac ready, GS32630 display, John Deere link capable, small grain & round bar concaves, thick skin, Tri-Star rotor, 26-ft. unload auger, 650/85R38 dual tires, 28L-26 rear tires. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001378. ..CALL 2012 John Deere S680 Premium cab & radio, HID lights & Extremity, AutoTrac ready, GS3 7” Touch screen, Pro drive transport with harvest, 2-wheel drive, Command Touch multi speed small wire concave, general purpose CLN Shoeho, Tristream rotor XTD, 7.9M unloading auger, fine cut chipper, 750/65R26 R1W, 900/60R32 R1, 110 volt collant heater, 12” axle spacers, SEC concave cover plate. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001372...................CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 520/85R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001385...................CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover, extended wear small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 800/70R38 dual drive tires with 6.5” spacer, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger, 255 separator hours. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001380................................CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear: elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 800/70R38 drive tires with 6.5” spacer, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001387....CALL

PICKUP HEADERS

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

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

2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover, extended wear small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 520/85R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001381.....CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 800/70R38 drive tires with 6.5” spacer, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001386....CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear: elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 520/85R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001384...................CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 520/80R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001383...................CALL 2012 John Deere S670 Premium cab, HID lighting, AutoTrac ready, 7” GS3 touch screen color display, 3 speed Hydro, heavy duty (thick skin) rotor, extended wear elements, separator tines, top cover & small grain concaves, heavy duty high torque variable speed lateral tilt feederhouse with reverser, 2 speed fine cut chopper, 800/70R38 drive tires with 6.5” spacer, 28L-26 steering tires, 26-ft. high output unloading auger. 5-Year/3000 hour JD PowrGard Warranty Remains. #16001382.....CALL 2011 John Deere S680 variable Stream rotor, side hill performance package, Pro-Drive transmission with Harvest Smart, Command Touch multi-speed feeder house drive system, small grain concaves, 26-ft. unloading auger, chopper with powercast powered tailboard, 520/85R42 dual drive tires, 28L-26 rear tires, Premium cab & radio, HID lights, AutoTrac ready, Greenstar 3-2630 screen mounted on armrest. 3-Year/1500 hour PowrQuad Warranty Remains. #16001338.....CALL 2011 John Deere “4WD” 9770STS 360 hp, 3-speed hydro transmission, Firestone 20.8x42 drive tires, 28L26 steering tires, Command Touch operator control console, Touchset automatic combine adjust, Premium header control package, Contour Master feederhouse with reverser, bullet rotor, 2-stage Dyna-Flo II cleaning system, extended wear small wire & roundbar concaves, extended wear grain handling system with high capacity 22.5-ft. unload system, straw chopper, 635D 35-ft. draper header, Mauer grain tank extension, 935 hours. #16001308................................CALL

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2010 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, field vision HID lights, Contour-Master feederhouse with reverser & high torque variable speed drive, 3.15” lift cylinder, extended wear threshing elements, separator tines & rotor top cover, extended wear “stainless steel” clean grain elevator, tank charge housing & grain tank loading auger housing, heavy duty grain cross augers, Mauer grain tank extension, 2 speed chopper, 800/70R38 drive tires, 28L-26 steering tires, hydro transmission. #16001229. . ................................................CALL 2010 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, field vision HID lights, Contour Master feeder house with reverser & high torque variable speed drive, 3.15” lift cylinders, extended wear threshing elements, separator tines & rotor top cover, extended wear stainless steel clean grain elevator, tank charge housing & grain tank loading auger housing, heavy duty grain tank cross augers, Mauer grain tank extension, 2 speed chopper, 800/700R38, 28L26 rear tires, adjustable rear axle. #16001332................................CALL 2009 John Deere 9770STS Performance Plus custom package, Premier cab, Contour Master feederhouse with reverser, 3.15” lift cylinders, premium header package, small grain & round bar concaves, separator & grain handling package with high capacity 22.5-ft. unloading auger, 2 speed straw chopper, Firestone 800/65R32 drive tires with 4” axle extension, 600/65R26 steering tires, concave cover plates, additional grain tank sensor. #16001263...................CALL 2009 John Deere 9770STS 360 hp, hydro, Premier cab package, Contour Master feeder house with reverser, premium header package, 22’x5” high capacity unload auger, widespread straw chopper, Firestone 800/65R32 drive tires with 4” axle extensions, 600/65R28 steering tires, concave cover plates, additional grain tank sensor, 635D35-ft. draper header, pickup reel, transportation kit. “Reconditioned”. #16001262. (3)..........................CALL 2009 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, heavy duty final drive, 100 volt coolant heater, Performance Plus, general purpose chaffer, custom cutter extended wear, Greenstar AutoTrac ready, power adjust mirrors, 28L-26 rear tires with 635D header. #16001375.........CALL 2007 John Deere 9760STS Premier cab, Contour Master feeder house, variable speed Posi-Torq drive & reverser, Premium header controls with 3 position header height, small grain concaves, straw chopper, tail board spreader, 800/65R32 drive tires, 600/65R28 steering tires, buddy seat, AM/FM, stereo, CD player, JD 936D header. #16001359. (4)..........................CALL 2005 John Deere 9760STS heavy duty variable speed, deluxe header control, Harvest monitor, Touchset concave adjust, small wire concave, general purpose chaffer, 6.9M reg auger hi capacity, heavy duty final drive, 800/70R38, 18.4R-26, field office training seat, AM/FM/Delco radio, 16” axle spacers with 936D header. #16001376. (4)..... . ................................................CALL

2004 John Deere 9760STS with Contour Master variable speed feeder house, Touchset concave, small wire concaves, GP chaffer, wide spread/fine cut chopper, 30.5x32/18.4x26, buddy seat, service lights, HID lights, sidehill cleaning shoe package, 12” spacers, JD 936D draper header with pickup reel, stubble lights, road transport system. #16001361. (4)............CALL 2004 John Deere 9760STS chopper with chaff spreader, small wire concave, TouchSet concave adjust, Harvest monitor, Firestone tires, high density lighting, heavy duty final drive, 110 volt coolant heater, 105mm axle spacers, field office training seat with 936D draper header, pickup reel. #16001343. (4)..........................CALL 2004 John Deere 9660STS level land feederhouse, 3 position header height control, Harvest Doc, Touchset concave adjustment, small wire concave, standard unload system, straw spreader, heavy duty final drive & hydrostatic system, 30.5x32 bar lug tires, 18.4R26 bar lug rear tires, training seat, stereo, service lights, Mauer grain tank extension, 16” axle extension, 635F 35-ft. flex header. #16001297.(2)....... . ................................................CALL 2002 John Deere 9750STS 325 engine hp, hydro, 300 bushel grain tank, Contour Master feeder house, Greenstar yield & moisture monitor, 20-ft. unloading auger, chopper, 800/65R32 drive tires, 18.4x26 steering tires, axle spacers, service lights, JD 936D-36-ft. draper header. #16001287..$155,000 2003 John Deere 9650STS standard hydro drive type, 250 bushel grain tank, 20-ft. unloading auger, chaff spreader, dual tires. #16001367. (2).... $103,000 2000 John Deere 9650 Walker, small grain deluxe package, field office training seat, 110 volt coolant heater, Delco AM/FM/Cassette with weatherband, straw chopper drive belt, beater grate curtain, 16” axle spacers with 930R header. #16001390. (4)....... $115,000 1998 John Deere 9610 hydraulic fore/aft, beater grate curtain, chaff spreader, straw walkers, fine cut with JD 930R header. #16001366. (2)......... $85,000 1998 John Deere 9610 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header, right hand lever control, hydraulic fore/aft reel, AM/FM radio, beater grate curtain with JD 930R rigid header. #16001272. (1).......................................... $64,000 1996 John Deere 9600 dual range cylinder, 260 hp engine, beater grate curtain, straw spreader, folding grain tank loading auger, radio/AM/FM/ antenna, hydraulic fore/aft reel, 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header reel control, 1 gallon accumulator with JD 936D header. #16001369. (4)....... . ............................................ $60,000 1996 John Deere 9600 20-ft. unloading auger, straw spreader, Dial-A-Speed header reel control, hydraulic fore/aft reel, radio/AM/FM/antenna, folding grain tank loading auger, beater grate curtain, 260 hp engine, dual range cylinder, 300MM axle spacer with JD 936D header. #16001368. (4)..$60,000 1992 John Deere 9600 grain combine, 12” axle extension, 30.5x32 diamond tread tires, 14.9x24 rear tires, straw chopper with JD 930 platform, pickup reel. #16001295. (3).............. $45,000 1991 John Deere 9600 combine with chopper, 18.4x38 dual tires, 14.9/24 steering, DAS, Harvest Trak, AM/FM, John Deere 930R platform, pickup reel. #16001277. (4)...................... $59,000

RIGID HEADERS

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

1990 John Deere 9600 conventional combine, deluxe cab, air, hydro, 240 bushel grain tank, Dial-A-Matic reel speed & header height, chopper, chaff spreader, new 30.5x32 drive tires 2011, 400 hours on factory rebuilt engine, reconditioned 2012, 5306 engine hours, 3611 separator hours. #16001327..... . ............................................ $54,000 1989 John Deere 9600 hydro, 18.4x38 duals, dual speed cylinders, straw chopper & spreader, 20-ft. unloading auger with 930R header. #16001377. (1)......................................... $40,000 1989 John Deere 9500 2WD, singles, chopper, 215 hp., 20-ft. unloading auger, chaff spreader, Dial-A-Matic header height with 930R header. #16001388. (1)...................... $45,000 John Deere 7720 with 224 header. #16001325............................... $6000 2005 Cat Lexion 5804 1150 bushel grain tank, auto pilot, Contour standard feeder house with MacDon 973 header, no header brake or dust fan. #16001389. (4)........................................ $155,000 2002 Case IH 2388 280 hp, 2 speed hydro, yield & moisture monitor with 1042 36-ft. draper header. #16001353. (1).. . ............................................ $69,000 1981 Case IH 1480 hydro, 6 cylinder diesel, 210 bushel grain tank, 25-ft. auger header. #16001370. (4)............ $9500 2002 Agco Gleaner R62 dual tailings, 4 speed hydro, 2 speed cylinder, 30.5x32 drive tires, 280 hp, Cummins 8.3L, plastic finger reel with MacDon 962 36-ft. header. #16001273. (1)..$58,000 1983 Gleaner N6 220 hp. diesel engine, hydro, 245 bushel grain tank, 27-ft. auger header. #16001358........ $5000

draper headerS

2011 John Deere 640D 40-ft., pickup reel, full length skid shoes, cross auger, transportation lights. #16002265.......... ................................................$75,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002252.........$55,000 2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft., double sickle, hydrafloat automatic suspension & position control system, gauge wheels, 16” feed drum, 1-piece poly tine pickup reel with 10” center tube, hydraulic fore/aft, dial-a-speed control, 40” wide draper belts, single point hookup, spare sickle & road transport with lights. #16002224.............$50,000 2009 John Deere 635D poly tine pickup reel, LH/RH spare knife, dual drive, road transport with lights. #16002241. (4).... ................................................$50,000 2008 John Deere 635D 35-ft. with transportation kit. #16002259.........$52,000 2004 John Deere 936D 36-ft. header, pickup reel, transportation kit. #16002256. (1)............................................$38,500

2002 John Deere 936D 36-ft. header. #16002313. (1)........................$35,000 2003 MacDon 963 36-ft., pickup reel, transportation kit, 60 Series JD adapter. #16002193..............................$24,000 1998 MacDon 962 36-ft., pickup reel, transport. #16002278. (4)........$14,000

MISCELLANEOUS HARVEST equipMENT

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

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2011 John Deere 568 1000 PTO, Megawide pickup, hydraulic pickup lift, pickup gauge wheels, surface wrap, 21.5L16.1 tires, bale push bar. #16006678. (3).......................................... $43,000 2011 John Deere 568 Megawide pickup, surface wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, 21.5L-16.1 10 ply tires, bale push bar. #16006680. (3)...... $36,500 2010 John Deere 568 Megawide pickup, surface wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, 21.5L-16.1 ply tires, bale push bar. #16006679. 3)....... $28,500 2009 John Deere 568 1000 PTO, 21.5L16.1 10 ply tires, Megawide Plus pickup, push bar, surface wrap, hydraulic pickup, dual gauge wheels. #16006653............................ $34,000 2009 John Deere 568 1000 PTO, 21.516.1 10 ply tires, Megawide Plus pickup, bale push bar, surface wrap, hydraulic pickup lift, gauge wheels. #16006671. (3)...................... $32,000 2009 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 flotation tires, hydraulic lift mega wide pickup with dual gauge wheels. #16006438. (1)... . ............................................ $32,000 2008 John Deere 568 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, 21.5L-16.1 flotation tires, hydraulic lift Megawide pickup, push bar. #16007347. (1)............... $32,500 2007 John Deere 568 13/8” 1000 RPM hookup, coveredge surface wrap, push bar, Megawide Plus pickup, hydraulic pickup lift, 21.5L-16.1 10 ply tires. #16006672. (3)...................... $26,000 2005 John Deere 567 1000 PTO, push bar, Megawide hydraulic pickup lift, twine tie. #16006658. (4)....... $20,500 2004 John Deere 567 surface wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, pushbar, Megawide. #16006675. (4).... $28,000 2004 John Deere 567 Megawide pickup, rock curtains, surface wrap. #16006666. (1)...................... $24,500 2004 John Deere 567 Mega tooth/wide pickup, twine, hydraulic pickup lift, pickup gauge wheels, bale push bar, bale ramps. #16006430. (1).. $19,000 2003 John Deere 567 twine wrap, Megawide pickup, 1000 PTO. #16006448... . ............................................ $17,000 2002 John Deere 567 twine only, regular pickup, 1000 PTO. #16006663. (1)..... . ............................................ $16,500 2001 John Deere 567 bale push bar, Mega Wide pickup, surface wrap. #16006388. (1)...................... $22,500 2000 John Deere 566 regular pickup, gathering wheels, twine tie, 1000 PTO. #16006342. (4)...................... $12,000 1998 John Deere 566 1000 PTO, 31x13.5 tires, Mega Tooth pickup, hydraulic. #16006273. (2)...................... $10,750 1998 John Deere 566TW round baler, 540 PTO, big tires, push bar, dual gauge wheels, hydraulic pickup. #16006291. (4)............................................. $8000 1997 John Deere 566 540 PTO, regular pickup, surface wrap, hydraulic pickup. #16006368. (1)......................... $7800 1996 John Deere 566 540 PTO, hydraulic pickup, dual gauge wheels, push bar, twine tie. #16006248................ $7000 1996 John Deere 535 hydraulic pickup lift, 540 PTO, push bar, 31x13.5-15 hiflotation tires. #16006447. (1).$7500

1995 John Deere 535 regular pickup, surface wrap, 540 PTO, bale counter, gauge wheels, bale ramp, bale push bar. #16006677. (1).................. $8400 1989 John Deere 535 regular pickup, twine tie, no push bar. #16006651. (4)............................................. $6500 1989 John Deere 530 round baler. #16006443............................... $5000 1988 John Deere 530 twine tie, 540 PTO. #16006421............................... $1200

CASE IH 2010 Case IH RB564 480/45-17 flotation tires, hydraulic pickup, mesh wrap, wide pickup, extra sweep. #16006441. (1).......................................... $28,000 2006 Case IH RBX563 1000 PTO, big tires, bale kicker, surface wrap. #16006313 (3)...................... $22,500 2005 Case IH RBX562 twine tie, hydraulic lift, wide pickup. #16006411. (1)......... . ............................................ $16,900 2004 Case IH RBX562 hydraulic pickup lift, mesh wrap, wide pickup, bale kicker. #16006412. (1)........... $14,000 1997 Case IH 8465A twin wrap only, 7500 bale count. #16006425. (1)...... $7500 1989 Case IH 8460 twine tie, 540 PTO. #16007363............................... $5000

HESSTON 2001 Hesston 856A 540 PTO, twine only. #16006365. (1)...................... $10,500 NEW HOLLAND 2009 New Holland BR7090 82” pickup, Bale Command, surface wrap, super sweep pickup, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006446. (1)..... $25,000 2007 New Holland BR780A bale ramp, xtra sweep pickup, surface wrap, gauge wheels, 1000 PTO, Bale Command Plus. #16007361......... $18,000 2006 New Holland BR780A surface wrap, hydraulic lift extra-sweep pickup, 1000 PTO, hi flotation tires, bale kicker. #16006433............................ $17,000 2001 New Holland 688 net wrap, crop saver wheels, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006356. (1)......................... $9900 1994 New Holland 660 1000 PTO. #16007359............................... $3500

2011 John Deere 4930 commercial, 325 hp., 120-ft. booms, 1200 gallon stainless steel tank, deluxe cab, Greenstar AutoTrac ready, eductor system, BoomTrac, Trac Pro-5 sensor leveling system, HID lighting, foam marker, wheel slip control, wheel motor shields, fenders, 4 low drift spray tips with left and right fence row nozzles, 4 year 2500 hour PowrGard warranty remaining. #16014113.............CALL

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

2009 John Deere 4930 self-propelled with 480/80R50 tires, high flow pump, SS eductor system, 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, BoomTrac auto level, foam marker, wheel slip control, auto air level, Zenon HID lights, AM/FM/CD/ WB, fence row nozzles, wheel motor shields, fenders, engine start aid, block heater, 5-body nozzles. #16014092. (3)........................................ $265,000

2008 Summers suspended boom, 133-ft., 1500 gallon tank, JD GS2 compatable components, remote sprayer control, electric shut off agitation kit, 5-ball plumbing, 200 gallon rinse tank, wash wand with 80-ft. hose. #16014112...... . ............................................ $52,000 2005 Summers Ultimate 100-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, 200 gallon rinse tank with wash wand, triple nozzle bodies, windscreens, chemical induction cone, cross-over plumbing, right & left hand fence row nozzles, control grip, sprayer remote, Raven 440. #16014114. (3)... . ............................................ $29,500 2001 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. suspended boom, 3 set of nozzles, clean load. #16014101. (3)...................... $23,000

2006 New Holland SF115 133-ft. trailer type sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, chemical inductor, 18.4x38 singles, double nozzle bodiesER80-02 & ER80-04 combo jets, electric end jets, hydraulic drive, Handler I, 15 gallon chemical tank. #16014023............................ $18,500

Flexi-Coil S65XLT pull type, 114-ft., twin boom system, 1000 gallon and 500 gallon tanks, chemical load system, windscreens, rinse tank. #16014048. (3)............................................ $7250

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2005 Brandt QF2500 130-ft. wheel boom, 1500 gallon tank, windcones, mix tank. #16014098............................... $8500 Brandt QF2500 100-ft., 1500 gallon with dual boom. #16014116. (4)...... $6000

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2011 Sitrex MK16 16 wheel V-rake, 30-ft. working width, 14 mph work speed, minimum 40 hp., 8’3” transport hitch. #13012256............................ $19,500

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

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

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

2007 John Deere 4930 commercial, 1200 gallon tank, 120-ft. booms with BoomTrac Pro automatic leveling system, 480/80R50 tires with fenders, Greenstar GS2 display, AutoTrac ready, auto air spring level system, HID Xenon lighting. #16014111. (1)..CALL

2002 Hardi CT1200 Commander twin force suspended boom, 90-ft., triple nozzle, adjustable boom angle and windspeed from in cab, 1200 gallons, 110 gallon rinse tank, chemical inductor, 1000 PTO driven pump, 320/90 R46 tires. #16014090. (2)..... $16,000

VERMEER 2006 Vermeer 605M 21.5x16 flotation tires, HD bale ramp, hydraulic pickup lift, net wrap. #16006422. (3).$17,500 2003 Vermeer 605XL 1000 PTO, twine & net, gauge wheels, bale counter, push bar. #16006434........................ $6500 1999 Vermeer 605L round baler, accu bale, twine & net, bale kicker. #16006382. (2)........................ .$6000

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NO-TILL DISK DRILLS 2012 John Deere 1890 60-ft. no-till air drill, 7.5” spacing, with John Deere 1910 air package tow behind, 350 bushel, 8-run stat single shoot, dual flotation tires, regular meter roller, variable speed. #16005221. (3).................... $236,000 2011 John Deere 1895 43-ft. no-till disk drill, dual delivery tubes/anhydrous, smooth gauge wheels, cast fertilizer closing wheel, double shoot air package, primary blockage system for seed and fertilizer, main frame dual wheels 31-13.5x15, wing weight bracket, 1910-430 tow behind air seeder, 3-tanks, 6-run double shoot system, 18.4x4R-42 duals, variable seed/fertilizer rate control, 10” loading auger, regular & high rate meter roller. #16005201.......................... $230,000 AIR HOE DRILL 2011 John Deere 1835 41-ft. 550#, 3-rank 5.5”x21”semi pneumatic press wheels, electronic depth control, transport lowering stop, rock guards, tow behind, primary blockage, knife body & hardware, 4” tip with roll pin knife, 2011 JD 1910 430 bu, 3 tank, 4-run double shoot, 10” spacing, reg meter roller/front, high meter roller/ rear, 2-710/70R-38 high flotation tires, dual wheel caster beam, field hitch air sdng tool, 10” auger with steel flighting, variable speed. #16005181. (4).......... . .......................................... $180,000 2009 John Deere 1835 61-ft. air hoe drill, 18” disc fertilizer bander with cast closing wheel, 10” spacing, 550# trip, 3/4” carbide tips, 4”x22” steel packer wheels, rock guards, positive depth control with active down pressure, 1910-430 tow behind air seeder, 3 tanks, 8 run double shoot, 2 regular meters, 1 high rate meter, front dual caster wheels, rear cane & rice tires, 8” fill & unload auger, fill lights, powered caliabration, variable seed/fertilizer rate control, open tank indicators. Only 10,500 acres. #16005189 (1)............. .3 years 0% Interest Available - oac 2008 John Deere 1835 60-ft., 10” spacing, JD 1” carbide tips, 33x15.5 flotation tires, duals on wings, rock guards, primary blockage, 4” steel packer wheels, 550# trips, SFB single dick openers with closing wheels, dry fertilizer delivery with 430 bushel John Deere 1910 commodity cart, variable rate, 8” auger, powered calibration, 30.5x32 cane and rice, NH3 hitch, duals on front cart, fill lights. #16005199. (3).......... $177,500

2000 John Deere 1820/1900 air hoe drill, 60-ft., 7.5” spacing, 4x21” semi-pneumatic packers, rock guards, 1” stealth openers, 1900 air trank, 350 bushel tow behind, 8” load auger, 30.5/32 diamonds, 21.5L/16.1SL cleats, single shoot, primary blockage. #16005139. (3).......................................... $33,000

1998 John Deere 1820 60-ft. air hoe drill, dual caster, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3x21 steel packers, rock guards, 787 tow between air seeder, remote blockage switch. #16005200. (2)... $33,500 2008 Bourgault 5710 50-ft. air hoe dril, 9.8 spacing, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot, mid row banders, front caster wheels, speed lock adapters with square seed boots, L6450 leading tank. #16005220. (1)........... $175,000

2007 Bourgault 5710 53-ft. air hoe drill with 9.8” spacing, stealth 1” openers, single shoot, mid row banders, NH3 system, rock guards, solid steel press, leading 6350 air tank, 8” loading auger, auxiliary lights, 2-tank cart, 30.5x32 cleats. #16005138. (2)......... $110,000 2005 Bourgault 5710 53-ft. air hoe drill, 10” row spacing, 450# trips, square seed boots, speed lock adapters, mid-row II banders, double shoot air system, L6450, 3-tank leading air seeder, 10” hydraulic assist load/ unload auger. #16005207... $131,000 2000 Bourgault 5710 35-ft. drill with 5200 leading tank with 277 monitor, 3” rubber packers, 9.8” spacing, 450# trips, MRB set up for NH3 with Micro Trak NH 3500 system. #16005224. (2)..$35,000

4WD TRACTORS

1994 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air hoe drill, single shoot, 3/4” carbide tip openers, 9” spacing, primary blockage, 3.5” steel capped packer wheels, with 2320 tow between air seeder. #16005218. (3).......................................... $35,000 1992 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3.5 steel packers, double shoot, double caster on main frame Goose shooter boots, full auto rate on cat with 2000 2320 cart. #16005217. (1).......................................... $52,000

2004 Case IH ATX6012 62-ft. air hoe drill, 12” spacing, disc levelers, 5-section, rubber tire packers, Fargo-Aire 3350 tow behind tank with added 3rd tank. #16005219. (1)...................... $63,000 AIR SEEDER 1998 Flexi-Coil 2320 tow behind cart, 7” auger mechanic rate, single fan, 230 bushel. #16005190. (1)............. $9500

2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft., 12” spacing, 550# trips, 5.5” spacing semipneumatic packer wheels, double shoot air package with stealth 4” paired row openers, basic pin sensor blockage with 2000 Flexi-Coil 3450 tow between variable rate air cart, single fan, 10” auger, 30.5x32-R3 diamonds with 2000 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow behind variable rate air cart with 50 bushel 3rd tank option, 8” auger, dual fan, 28Lx26 R-1 tires. #16005158. (1)....... $56,000

2000 Flexi-Coil 7500 40-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, 4.5” steel packers, 350# trips with 1” shanks, McKay 2” knock-on spoons, John Deere 787 tow between tank, 170 bushel. #16005213. (1).......................................... $15,000 1998 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 71/2” spacing, stealth boots, carbide tips, 3x21 solid wheels with 3450 cart, one tank, 3 compartments, variable rate, single shoot, 30.5x32 diamond tires. #16005186. (4)...................... $39,000

CORN PLANTER

2002 John Deere 1730 integral planter, 12 row, 22” spacing, Maxemerge Plus, Computrac monitor, spring applied down pressure, 1.6 bushel seed hoppers, rubber tire closing wheels. #16005212. (3)........................$35,000

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

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

Tractors - Row crop - COMPACT

1973 John Deere 4630 2WD, powershift, 2 hydraulics, PTO, no 3-pt., 20.8x38 duals with Degelman dozer. #16003610. (4)......................$20,000

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2012 John Deere 5085M MFWD, 85 engine hp., 70 PTO hp., 16Fx16R power reverser transmission, 540/1000 PTO, 3-point, 2 hydraulic remotes, 19.5L-24 rear tires, 12.5/80-18 front tires, cold weather package, rear wheel weights, H260 loader, bucket. #16003677....... . ............................................$56,500

2012 John Deere 5085M MFWD, 85 engine hp., 70 PTO hp., 16Fx16R power reverser transmission, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., 2 remotes, 19.5L-24 rear tires, 12.5/80-18 front tires, cold weather package, rear wheel lights, H260 loader, bucket. #16003681....$56,500 2008 John Deere 8130 MFWD, deluxe cab, active seat, AutoTrac ready plug and play, 16 speed powershift, 4 remotes, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., 118” axles, 620/70R42 duals, 480/70R30 fronts, front fenders, radar, cold weather package, foot speed, HID lights all around, leather trim, AM/FM/CD/WB, buddy seat, FM business antenna with 840 loader. #16003715. (1).$155,000 1997 John Deere 7810   cab, partial powershift, 16/16 speed PowrQuad transmission, left hand reverser, rear axle 118”, drawbar clevis with pin, cold weather package, AM/FM/Weatherband with Farmhand XL1340 loader, grapple. #16003706. (1)........$59,000 1981 John Deere 2640 2WD, 2 remotes, 540 PTO, 3-pt., rollgard, 9.5L/15 fronts, 18.4/34 rears, TSS transmission, 148 loader, 6-ft. bucket, 4-tine grapple, 3-function joystick. #16003714. (1).... . ............................................$16,500

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

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2012 John Deere 9560RT 560 hp., 18/6 powershift transmission, 2600 display, SF2 receiver, deluxe cab II, AM/FM/ XM radio, 36” Durabuilt tracks, 26 front weights, idler weights, 32 track weights, 130CC steering pump, hi-flow hydraulics with 6 remotes & case drain, HID lighting, dual beam radar, leather interior, electric mirrors. PowrGard 3-year, 1500 hour warranty remains. #16003678............................$438,000 2012 John Deere 9360R PowrTech 9.0L 360 hp engine, 40% torque rise, 10% PowrBuldge, 18/6 powershift transmission, standard hydraulic system, 4 hydraulic remotes with motor seal drain, 1000 PTO, 620/70R42 Firestone radials, Premium Commandview II cab, leather interior, premium HID lighting, 7” display radar, dual beam sensor, premium radio, XM satelite. 3 year/3600 hour factory PowrGard warranty remains. #16003691............$277,000 2011 John Deere 9630 AutoTrac ready, deluxe comfort package, power differential lock, dual beam radar sensor, premier lighting package, AM/FM radio, heavy greaseable steer pin, instructional seat, F/business band, rotary beacon light. #16003711 (4).......................$269,000 2011 John Deere 9530 deluxe comfort package, AutoTrac ready, power differential lock, dual beam radar sensor, premier lighting package, AM/FM radio, heavy greaseable steer pin, instructional seat, F/business band, rotary beacon light. #16003712. (4)..$260,000

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Rob Campbell, Salesman 406-942-0543; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Plentywood: DJ. Dixon, Salesman 406-480-3512 Circle: Mike Haynie, Store Manager/Salesman, 406-939-5994; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Shad Haber, Salesman, 406-941-2424 Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-790-0722

1970 John Deere 2520 with Farmhand F-25 loader, PTO, 3-pt., Syncro shift. #16003642. (4)......................$12,500 John Deere 4020 cab, syncro transmission, 23.1-30.00 front with 158 loader & grapple. #16003637. (4).....$12,500 2009 New Holland T7030 deluxe cab, instructional seat, 3 function mid-mount hydraulics, 18F/6R transmission with 860TL loader. #16003707. (1)..$98,000

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2008 John Deere 9630T deluxe comfort package, Cat 5 WS drawbar, extremity warning lamps, dual beam radar sensor, Premier lighting package, tool box, field vision Zenon HID light, right hand electric mirror, AM/FM radio/WB/ CD, instructional seat, F/Business band antenna. #16003638. (4).......$292,500 2008 John Deere 9430 deluxe cab with active seat, differential lock, Greenstar AutoTrac ready, leather trim, Zenion HID lights, electric mirrors, power beyond, 1000 PTO, radar, instructional seat, 800/70R38 duals, 18F/6R powershift. #16003644. (3)......................$189,000 2003 John Deere 9420 425 hp, partial powershift, duals, case drain, ATU steering, 620/70R 46, ground speed radar sensor, heavy duty Gudgeon bearing, 24/6 transmission, differential lock, Greenstar ready. #16003708. (2).. ..............................................$151,000

2010 Degelman 3100RH round bale processor, 1000 PTO, right hand discharge, 30 heavy duty flails, 27” diameter rotor, 2 hydraulic driven beaters, handles 6’8” diameter chamber, 65-125-hp required. #16007364......... . ............................................ $16,750

2000 John Deere 9400T track tractor, 36” tracks, wide swing drawbar, 6 cylinder, 425 hp, 4 hydraulic outlets, 24F/6R Powersync. #16003625. (3)..$119,500

2004 Bale King Vortex 4000L round or square bale processor, left hand discharge, 1000 PTO, excellent condition. #16006662............................ $15,500 2002 Highline 7000 heavy duty bale processor, 1000 PTO. #16006667. (3).... . ............................................... $8900

1982 John Deere 8850 “Kinze Re-Build”, 400 hp Cummins engine, njew paint, deluxe cab, air, heater, 4 hydraulic remotes, PTO, 3-pt. hitch, 16/6 QuadRange transmission, 20.8x38 radial tires. #16003667......................... CALL 1996 CAT 65D Challenger, 30” tracks, 10 speed powershift, 4 remotes. #16003710. (1)........................$69,000

NEW XL78 rockpicker

IN STOCK Fast, clean, tough and efficient. We’ve made the XL-78 to pick rocks faster, and with less dirt in the bucket. They’re tough farm hands that stand up to the rough and tumble world of rock picking and you can depend on them to get your rock picking jobs done quickly and easily. • The XL-78 has a picking width of seven feet. • Large bucket capacity. • The XL-78 dumps rocks 7 feet - plenty of height if you’re using a truck or trailer to haul rocks off the field. • Hydraulic reel drive • Heavy duty, high efficiency parallel drive gearbox.


More accurate cold hardiness measure for apples, cherries

By WSU Extension A more accurate way to measure cold hardiness in apple and sweet cherry buds and blooms during early spring is under development by researchers at Washington State University (WSU) Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC). The three-year project, funded by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission this year, will help Pacific Northwest growers better protect their orchards during frosts. Led by AgWeatherNet director Gerrit Hoogenboom and research associate Melba Salazar-Gutierrez, the project ultimately will provide more updated information about how new apple and cherry varieties handle cold at different stages of growth. “Historical cold hardiness data are based on research that was conducted more than 30 to 40 years ago and with older varieties,” Salazar-Gutierrez said. “These data are still being used today, even for new varieties. So far, little is known about the hardiness of new cultivars under local weather conditions. “There is, therefore, a need to update this information using current varieties with new scientific methodologies,” she said. Developmental stage a key factor Frost in early spring often damages apple and sweet cherry buds and blooms, and crop resistance to freezing temperatures varies depending on the buds’ development, she explained. This variable susceptibility to cold makes it difficult for growers to know when to take measures to protect their orchards when the mercury plummets. “From dormancy to fruit set, the flower bud undergoes a number of developmental changes that are associated with a progressive, increasing vulnerability of the pistil (the female reproductive part of a flower) to low temperatures,” she said. “In dormant flower buds, the effect of freezing temperatures is not uniform, with ice crystals formed in only some floral

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John Deere 7330 Premium MFWD, 3-pt., PowrQuad, LH reverser, JD 741SL loader, 1900 hours.....$99,500 2008 John Deere 7230 Premium MFWD, PowrQuad, 741 loader, bucket, grapple...................$91,000 1998 John Deere 7710 MFWD, power shift, 3-pt. , 540/1000 PTO, tires 80%. Very nice...................$49,000

John Deere 4255 MFWD, Power Shift, 3-pt., 7600 hours................$34,500

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John Deere 4255 MFWD, Power Shift, new Allied loader with 102” bucket and joy stick. 8400 hours....$46,000 John Deere 4255 MFWD, Power Shift, 3-pt., 6800 hours. Very nice..$35,500 John Deere 4960 MFWD, power shift, 3-pt., PTO, duals, 5900 hours. Very nice.....................................$48,500

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New Holland 8670, MFD, power shift, 3-pt., 540/1000 PTO. Very nice........ . ..........................................$45,500 New Holland 8870, MFD, Super Steer, power shift, 3-pt., 4900 hours. Good condition.............................$45,500 New Holland 8770, MFD, Super Steer, power shift, 3-pt., 6700 hours.......... . ..........................................$38,500

John Deere 8420 MFWD, Power Shift, 3-pt., weights and duals, 5200 hours...................................$99,500

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GRAIN TRUCK

1995 Kenworth T600, Cat 3406E, 435 hp, Jake brake, 13 speed, airride, VIT interior, new Ali Arc bumper. Being currently built with all new 19-ft. Loadline grain box, hoist, roll tarp pintle hitch, steerable air up/down tag axle, all new paint!....... ........................................... $ CALL

2003 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat C15 “6NZ” 475 hp, Jake, 13 speed, full gauges, 70” double bunk, low air leaf, lo-pro 22.5 rubber, 10 aluminum wheels... $37,500

1989 GMC 4500 top kick, Cat 3208, 10 speed, crew cab with custom conversion, rear sofa folds down into a bed, custom hauler bed. Consigned.................................$18,500

2002 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat C15 “6NZ” 475 hp, Jake, 13 speed, full gauges, 70” double bunk sleeper, low air leaf, lo-pro 22.5, 10 aluminum wheels............... $36,500

FRESH OVERHAUL

1994 Kenworth T800 daycab, N14 Cummins Red Top @ 500-hp. (fresh in-frame engine overhaul with 0 miles), Jake, 10 speed, dual line wet kit, airride suspension, aluminum wheel..........................$29,500

1977 Ford COE8000 water truck, V-8 Cat diesel, 13 speed, spring suspension, 11 hp. Briggs & Stratton water pump. Consigned............. ............................................ $3,300

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2004 Trail King quad axle bellydump, spring suspension, aluminum wheels, push block, air clam gate....................................................$41,500

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1996 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat 3406E, 455 hp, jake brake, less than 40,000 miles on $13,000 overhaul with paperwork! Newer paint, 10 speed, American Class interior, 63” Unibilt sleeper...............$26,500

1999 Ford F350 XLT, crew cab, 4x4, 7.3L Power Stroke, auto, custom flatbed with flip down or removable sides and fuel tank. Fresh transmission, new tires. Nice truck! 300,000 miles, but has been taken care of.................................$11,500

1995 Ford F250 XLT, standard cab 4x4 with 7.3L Powerstroke diesel, automatic, power windows/locks, air, winch, aluminum wheels, good rubber. New transmission. Very nice shape.................................... $7500

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tissues. At full bloom, the damage may be more extensive, depending on the severity of the freeze. “Flower buds of cherries are more susceptible to injury than vegetative buds,” she said, “while the blossoms of growing cherry trees are extremely susceptible to frost damage.” Temperature and time combinations tested Previous cold hardiness measurements were not as specific as the new system. Researchers made observations and took samples of buds and flowers after naturally occurring freeze events to determine injury, Salazar-Gutierrez said. They also tested freeze tolerance using differential thermal analysis to come up with predictions of critical lethal temperatures, but this technique is only effective for early stages of bud development. The new system more accurately determines lethal temperatures for later bud and bloom growth, she said. An automated freezer sampler, called the “vending machine,” exposes the buds to different durations and controlled cold temperature combinations. Created by John Ferguson, an IAREC staff member who also came up with a cold-hardiness prediction model for grapes, the vending machine is a standard environmental chamber with a built-in slot at the bottom of the door, hence its nickname. Four plastic racks inside the chamber hold perforated cylinders for samples. When samples reach a designated temperature, they are automatically released from the racks and fall through the door’s slot into a basket outside the chamber. The custom-modified freezer sampler can hold smaller cuttings of limbs and flowers and run samples overnight, thus processing more samples faster. Spring samples analyzed Hoogenboom, Salazar-Gutierrez and their AgWeatherNet research team studied Red Delicious, Gala and Fuji apples as well as Bing, Chelan and Sweetheart cherries beginning in February. They collected samples from the WSU Roza Research Farm and C & M Orchards near Prosser and tested temperatures ranging from –40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit at varying times to learn when buds and flowers will die. The team is still analyzing the results from last spring. Salazar-Gutierrez said the next step is to continue collecting samples on new orchards for two more seasons, which will depend on cooperation from growers willing to participate in the project. The researchers also want to study how apple and sweet cherry buds fare as orchards enter dormancy in fall and winter. The researchers will then develop a model for growers with a range of early spring temperatures that buds at all stages of development will tolerate. “The overall outcome of this project will be updated hardiness charts for apples and sweet cherries that include the critical temperatures for each of the different stages of spring bud development,” Salazar-Gutierrez said. “This is a very important tool for growers who are monitoring their individual apple and cherry orchards for appropriate crop management and activation of frost protection systems. This will allow for better planning to improve fruit quality, enhance yield and ultimately increase net returns.”

Symbol of the cross

To Christians, the cross symbolizes faith and salvation. Christians were granted the gift of eternal life in Heaven when Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for the sins of mankind. While Christ suffered pain and death on the cross, this divine and humbling symbol helps us to be mindful of our beliefs and duties as Christians. Faith in the Cross of Christ helps us cope with the burden of the crosses we bear.

Legend of the dogwood

At the time of Christ’s crucifixion the dogwood tree was a large and strong tree. Chosen to serve as the cross, the tree was greatly distressed. Sensing this, Jesus determined that the dogwood tree would never again grow large enough to become a cross. The dogwood tree blooms near Easter. Its blossom forms a cross with stained “nail prints” on the edge of each petal and a “crown of thorns” in the center of each flower.


MSU fights wheat disease as part of six-state collaboration

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service A microscopic mite and the disease it carries – wheat streak mosaic -- are destroying wheat fields throughout the western Great Plains. Now Montana State University faculty and students are fighting back through a new collaboration that involves the Agricultural Research Service and six universities in Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded a five-year, $3.4 million grant to be shared by the seven institutions, starting in January 2013. MSU’s portion is $800,000, but an additional $200,000 grant raises that to $1 million. Members of MSU’s team said they will use their funds to build on research that has been conducted over 80 years and, here at MSU, over the past six years. One major goal is developing an accurate forecasting model to give farmers additional tools to fight wheat streak mosaic. States in the western Great Plains grow more than 1 billion bushels of wheat a year, approximately half of the wheat produced in the United States. But wheat streak mosaic destroys about 20 million bushels a year. The MSU team will conduct research, develop educational materials and hold outreach events. They will share their findings and materials with growers, scientists, tribal college students, K-12 students and the general public throughout the six-state region. Among other things, the MSU researchers said they will test pesticides this winter to see if they can find anything new that might be economical and effective against the vector of the virus, the wheat curl mite. They also want to help figure out why the severity of wheat streak mosaic varies by state. Texas routinely has epidemics of the disease, and wheat grows there continuously, which likely contributes to the problem. Weather, particularly hail events, also plays a role in perpetuating the disease. Wheat streak mosaic is the most common wheat virus and the most serious wheat viral disease in the Great Plains, according to the MSU team led by associate professor and Extension plant pathologist Mary Burrows. It might also be the hardest to manage because there are no varieties of wheat that can completely resist it and no pesticides that work against it. Wheat curl mite, the mite that transmits the disease, is so small that it can only be seen under a microscope. Farmers might suspect they have a problem only when they see fields of curling, yellow streaked leaves. Unfortunately, growers who think they are planting resistant varieties or applying effective pesticides are mistaken, Burrows said. Not only are they wasting their money, but they might make matters worse if they apply the insecticide “imidacloprid.” This chemical compound kills insects it directly contacts, but often increases mite populations by destroying natural enemies. The result is greater spread of wheat streak mosaic. Zach Miller, an MSU postdoctoral researcher in plant sciences and plant pathology, said the forecasting model that the group plans to develop will encourage more farmers to use Integrated Pest Management. The model will incorporate factors that farmers can manage, such as planting dates, when and how to fertilize, and decisions about wheat varieties and weed management. It will also incorporate factors that are out of farmers’ control, such as weather and biology. Weed management is important because mites and viruses don’t just hide in wheat, but in weeds and native grasses, said Extension Croplands Weeds Specialist Fabian Menalled, associate professor in MSU’s Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. Menalled has been working to understand how environmental and biological factors affect wheat streak mosaic. At the same time, he has studied the relationship between non-crop plants and the virus. Burrows, Menalled and Miller are all members of MSU’s wheat streak mosaic team. A fourth member is Irene Grimberg, research associate professor in MSU’s Science Math Resource Center. Grimberg’s job will be to develop educational materials that Extension agents and others can distribute throughout the six-state region. Classroom materials will include learning modules based on wheat streak mosaic. They will be aimed at K-12 students in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The four team members will be assisted by MSU postdoctoral students, graduate students and undergraduates. ##### Old night owls never die, they just don’t give a hoot if they get out anymore.

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Case IH RS561 round baler..$10,500 1994 Case IH 8465 round baler, fully automatic...........$5900.....$6900 Case IH 8465 5x6 round baler, dual twine arm, hydraulic pickup lift. . .........................................$5800 New Holland 660 round baler, moisture tester, extra parts......... ................................ Make Offer Hesston 6600 swather with 14-ft. hay header, conditioner....$6900 Hesston 1014 14-ft. hydro swing with double sickle..............$3000

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3-pt. post hole digger with 15” auger, hydraulic drive. Like new............. ................................. Coming In Valmar 240 40-ft. engine drive pull type granular spreader.....$5550 8 ton fertilizer spreader, engine drive. Available for sale or rent...$7900 Massey-Ferguson 1155 2WD, 140hp, PTO, Westendorf loader & Shaver bucket mount post poundgrapple...........................$13,900 er....................................... $599 Davis 185 3-pt. backhoe attachHydra-Dec ment................................. $3100 Round Bale Bed Melroe 23-ft. cultivator with harrows, * Synchronized Telescoping Arms hydraulic wing lift..............$3999 * Extendable Arms 3 bottom rollover plow..............$895 * Joy Stick Control 12-ft. offset disc.......................$850

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Wyoming Wool Growers Amigo Award

By University of Wyoming Extension The Wyoming Wool Growers Association (WWGA) presented its Amigo Award to the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) citing support of sheep research and outreach programs for producers. The WWGA announced the award during its joint meeting with Idaho and Utah woolgrowers recently. The WWGA’s executive board decides recipients, said Bryce Reece, WWGA executive vice-president. The college conducts an annual ram test, installed a sheep GrowSafe feeding system, which allows data collection on an individual animal while in a feedlot with other livestock, and entered into an agreement with the WWGA in late 2011 to house the Von Krosigk Targhee flock at the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC). “Frank has fought pretty hard for us,” said Reece. “The discussion around the table was that few universities are even interested in doing sheep anything any more. Frank has not only maintained sheep activities, but it’s still a strong program.” Research results are shared with producers. “We just completed the 12th ram test with UW, and the college stepped up when we approached them when we saw the GrowSafe system coming into use and how important that turned out to be for the cattle industry,” said Reece. The beef GrowSafe system, installed at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle a few years ago, provides feed rations and collects data on individual animals without animals being isolated. “UW went out and bought a sheep GrowSafe system – the only one of its kind in the world specifically engineered and designated for sheep,” said Reece. The sheep GrowSafe system was installed at the LREC near Laramie. Data from the feed efficiency research is yielding important information for producers, he said. “We are getting tremendous data from that,” said Reece. “As in all things having to do with new areas of research and technology, it’s causing us to ask a lot more questions than we had answers for. We are starting to see, in rams coming off the tests, a five-fold difference between the most efficient and least efficient. That’s a lot of money. The GrowSafe system is another thing for which Frank has been a strong proponent.” When Reece heard Dean and Charleen Von Krosigk of Riverton might be selling their Targhee sheep flock, he asked if they were interested in forging an agreement for the WWGA to buy the flock. “The reason being I knew the demand out there for those and what would happen if word went out they were for sale,” he said. “I was worried they would leave Wyoming.” Targhee sheep were developed for wool and lamb production in the Rocky Mountain region. The Van Krosigk flock started as a 4-H project for their children. Their children grew up, and the couple continued the flock. “It is arguable it is the number one Targhee flock,” said Reece. “Others might argue, but it’s undeniable no one has had more national champions than that flock.”
 The WWGA then approached UW. “The Von Krosigk family had decided to get out of the business and had three goals for the flock: keep the flock in Wyoming; keep the flock together; and continue to have the genetics of the flock available to the sheep industry in Wyoming,” said Doug Zalesky, LREC director. WWGA owns the sheep, and UW provides housing and the day-to-day management of the herd. Proceeds are split, and the herd genetics are offered to the sheep industry through ram sales. The arrangement is a win-win for the WWGA and UW. “Benefits to UW are access to one of the premier flocks of Targhee sheep in Wyoming and the U.S.,” Zalesky said, “the ability to utilize the sheep for teaching and for non-invasive research, and work with the woolgrowers in providing some of the best Targhee genetics for the Wyoming sheep industry.” Woolgrowers benefit by keeping the flock in the state, the genetics, and access to the research data/information that will help in continued, positive genetic progress, said Zalesky. Dean Frank Galey and the Amigo Award from the Wyoming Wool Growers Association.


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2011 Case IH Farmall 80 MFWD

2008 Case IH Puma 165 Extra clean tractor. Low, low hour lease return with cab and air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, 3-pt. hitch, IPTO, 2 remotes, 12x12 transmission with Synchro- 130 PTO hp., MFD, 3 remotes, buddy seat, HD 3 point, 2 speed PTO, full powShuttle. Only 129 hours and Factory Warranty to 11-01-2015............................ ershift, 2 function MM valve, joystick, front fenders, only 635 hours. Really nice. .................................................................................... MVE price JUST $38,715 ....................................................................................... MVE price just $95,955

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2011 Case IH RB564

Mesh/twine premium baler. 5x6 bale, 5 bar pickup and rubber mounted tines, special roller windguard, pickup flares, trash baffle kit. Specially built for the toughest crops, even CORN STALKS. Low bale lease return with warranty until 10/31/2014. The new price is over $51,000. Buy this in warranty, like new unit..............................................FOR JUST $39,953

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Avoid herbicide drift and damage to susceptible crops

By CAHNRS and WSU Extension Herbicide applicators are responsible for managing and controlling off-target drift. As spring – and one of the two times of year when drift is most likely to occur – approaches, Washington State University (WSU) Extension educators are offering some advice about how to avoid herbicide drift. Drift reduces herbicide efficacy and may cause significant damage to nearby crops or ornamental plants, impact fish and wildlife, and contaminate water resources. Herbicide drift can also deposit illegal residues on edible crops, rendering them unsalable. Grapes, blueberries, caneberries, and nursery crops are especially sensitive to several herbicides used in agronomic crops, pasture and rangelands, forests and right of way areas. These include the sulfonylurea herbicides (Group 2), phenoxy herbicides and dicamba (Group 4), and glyphosate (Group 9). When applied with equipment set up incorrectly or under poor weather condition, herbicides can drift to sensitive areas and cause significant injury. If injury is severe enough, or occurs repeatedly, it can cause reduced yield, poor crop quality and, occasionally, plant death. Drift injury can result in a substantial economic loss to other crops such as canola, peas, chickpeas or specialty broadleaf crops grown for seed. Herbicides can move either as droplets as they are dispensed from the sprayer or, for some formulations, as vapors after application. To manage spray droplet drift, pay particular attention to labels for droplet size requirements and set up your equipment to ensure drift minimization. Select an appropriate nozzle type and pressure and buy new ones if needed. Also, be aware of weather conditions, as low velocity winds and temperature inversions can result in drift problems. Temperature inversions occur when warmer, less-dense air moves over cooler, denser air. Temperature inversions create subtle horizontal air flows that can move concentrated amounts of spray long distances. Inversions may occur at any time, but are typically prevalent starting before dusk and lasting until after sunrise. To manage for vapor drift, heed herbicide label precautions for air and surface temperatures of treated areas. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has statewide and county-based herbicide regulations to help address drift. Be aware of herbicide regulations in your county. There are cut-off dates and times as well as formulation prohibitions. If using air induction nozzles at their recommended spray pressure, obtain the blanket permit from WSDA. Air induction nozzles are a great drift-reduction technology and WSDA herbicide regulations were written prior to their invention. In addition to statewide and county-based herbicide regulations that address drift, some herbicide labels have added buffer strip requirements between the application area and the closest downwind edge of sensitive habitats. Be sure to read and follow all label requirements related to drift management. The herbicide applicator has ultimate control of drift management. Know what is around the application site and recognize all sensitive areas for plants, wildlife and people. Select the best product for the situation in order to minimize the potential for crop injury nearby. Set up the spray equipment to manage spray drift; use medium or coarse sprays. Calibrate the sprayer and assess the spray pattern for uniformity. Recognize the current weather patterns and be cautious if applying with wind under 3 mph. Under 3 mph, it is impossible to predict where small droplets will drift. If there is an inversion, droplets can travel in a concentrated mass for a long time, thus impacting sensitive plants over long distances. Grape growers concerned about herbicide drift should familiarize themselves with WSU’s leaf-indexing system to assist with investigation of plant damage; visit http://bit.ly/ wsu-leaf-index for more information. Without leaf indexing, investigations are nearly impossible. Finally, remember that with any pesticide application, it is important to be aware of people who may be in the vicinity or who could travel near the application site. Take whatever precautions are needed to make sure no one is exposed to pesticide spray.

Tradition of the painted egg

The Eastern European tradition of painting eggs developed as a result of their exchange as Easter presents. In many countries eggs were a symbol of eternal life. The egg was likened to the tomb from which Christ arose. A desire to enhance the beauty of these Easter gifts led to the folk tradition of egg painting.


USDA scientists sequence the wheat genome in breakthrough

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service sequencing effort, along with Naxin Huo, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) a post-doctoral researcher working in Gu’s scientists working as part of an international laboratory. All three are co-authors of the team have completed a “shotgun sequencNature paper. ing” of the wheat genome, a paper published ARS is USDA’s principal intramural in the journal Nature reported. The achievescientific research agency, and the work ment is expected to increase wheat yields, supports the USDA goal of ensuring global help feed the world and speed up develfood security. opment of wheat varieties with enhanced As the world’s largest agricultural renutritional value. search institute, USDA is focused on re“By unlocking the genetic secrets of ducing global hunger by increasing global wheat, this study and others like it give us cooperation and collaboration on research the molecular tools necessary to improve strategies and their implementation. For wheat traits and allow our farmers to example, through the U.S. government’s produce yields sufficient to feed growing Feed the Future initiative, USDA and the populations in the United States and overU.S. Agency for International Developseas,” said Catherine Woteki, USDA’s Chief ment (USAID) are coordinating their Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, research portfolio with ongoing work of Education and Economics. “Genetics proother donors, multilateral institutions, and vides us with important methods that not government and non-government entities only increase yields, but also address the at the country level to effectively improve ever-changing threats agriculture faces from agricultural productivity, reduce food insenatural pests, crop diseases and changing curity and generate economic opportunity. climates.” Grown on more land area than any other Olin Anderson and Yong Gu, scientists commercial crop, wheat is the world’s most with USDA’s Agricultural Research Serimportant staple food, and its improvevice (ARS) based at the agency’s Westment has vast implications for global food ern Regional Research Center in Albany, California, played instrumental roles in the continued on page b18

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CAMPER & FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

International 1590 14-ft. swing tongue swather....... $3250 1988 Cascade 8-ft. pickup camper........................... $2000 Knapheide 16-ft. x 40” grain sides/ front/ back to fit trapezoid stake pockets. Nice....................................... $500 John Deere 8 7-ft. mower........................................... $250

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(2) 2005 Kenworth T800 AeroCab/Aerodyne, Cummins ISX 500 hp, Fuller auto-shift, all aluminum wheels, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires. Each............. .............................................................$32,000 2003 Kenworth T800 Cat C15, 13 speed, removable sleeper, lift axle, 11-22.5 tires.......$35,000

1997 International 4900 DT466, 7 speed, spring suspension, 11-22.5 tires, 6 steel wheels, rollback wrecker body, 13-ft. upper, 28-ft. lower, 3 winches, aluminum deck, rear underreach..... .............................................................$21,000 2007 International 9400I daycab, ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 10 speed, air ride.....................$37,000 2000 Sterling Detroit Series 60 430 hp, 10 speed....................................................$12,000 New Aluminum Hub Pilot Wheels 24.5.....................................................$250 22.5.....................................................$235 Hydraulic Wet Kit to run end dump trailer with new air shift PTO and pump, new tank and console in cab..........$1550 Similar savings on other applications

2004 Peterbilt 379 day cab, short hood, Cat C15 475 hp, 13 speed, 225,000 miles on overhaul.......................................................$35,500 2006 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat C15, 18 speed, 63” flattop sleeper, all aluminum wheels. 2005 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat C15, 18 speed, 70” Ultra sleeper, 270” wheelbase, all aluminum wheels. 2000 Peterbilt extended hood, Cat 3406E 475 hp, 13 speed, 63” stand-up sleeper, 0 miles on engine overhaul. 1999 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat 3406E 550 hp, rebuilt 18 speed (in December 2012), 63” flattop sleeper.

2003 Freightliner Century Series 60 Detroit, 10 speed, condo.................................. $16,000 2004 Freightliner Columbia, Mercedes engine, 10 speed, midroof sleeper....................$15,000

2012 Wilson 41-ft. hopper, spring ride, (4) aluminum wheels, (4) steel wheels, 11-24.5 tires, new shoes............................................$30,500 2004 Wilson 41-ft. hopper, air ride, ag hoppers, aluminum wheels, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, electric tarp, black sides............................................$26,000 1987 Wilson 43-ft. hopper...................$12,500 1997 Wilson 30-ft. 3 axle hopper pup, spring suspension...........................................$20,500 2001 Wilson 53-ft. stepdeck with beavertail and 4 flipover ramps....................................$26,000 2000 Merritt 43-ft. x 74” hopper, air ride, new tarp, pintle hitch, 95% brakes...............$22,500

2000 Freightliner FLD 120 Series 60 Detroit, 360 hp, 10 speed, single axle, all steel wheels, 468,000 miles, headache rack, air operated oversize load sign.................................$14,000 1997 & 1998 Peterbilt 379, extended hood, Cat 3406E 550 hp, 18 speed, all aluminum wheels, 63” sleeper. Each.....................$30,000

2001 Volvo daycab, Series 60 Detroit, 9 speed, 2 aluminum wheels, recent overhaul....$17,000

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

1994 Timpte 42-ft. hopper, spring suspension, steel wheels..........................................$14,000 1970 Alloy hopper, 10.00x20 tires, new tarp.... ................................................................$8500 1991 & 1996 Western hopper doubles, 40-ft. lead, 24-ft. pup, spring suspension on lead, air ride on pup, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires on aluminum wheels, tandem dolly on turntable, new tarps.. ............................................... For set $34,000 New homemade 20-ft. hopper pup, steel wheels, 11-24.5 tires, ag hopper, 20-ft. drop tongue...... .............................................................$19,500 1993 Kalyn drop deck, 48-ft. x 96”, 17.5 tires, 40-ft. lower and 8-ft. upper deck...............$8900

Storage Trailers for rent by day, week or month

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

NEW 2013 Maurer 40-ft. hopper, spring suspension, steel wheels.................................$27,750 NEW 2014 Maurer 40-ft. hopper, spring suspension, pintle. NEW 2014 Maurer 24-ft. single axle, spring suspension.

(12) 1996-2001 Great Dane reefers, 50-ft., spread axle, TK unit................. $8000 -$10,000

1972 Fruehauf 24-ft. pup trailer, 3 axle, turn table, 4’6” tongue, 24.5 tires, aluminum wheels, spring suspension.................................$11,500 1972 Fruehauf 21-ft. pup, 10-ft. tongue with turn table, 24.5 tires on steel wheels...............$9500

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“Opportunity is calling” at Power Motors

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91x13 Westfield MK Plus series augers. Mechanical swing hopper. Available powerswing for hopper. Two carryovers on hand.

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• Flood light kit for 3430 and 3630 coupes.

USED AUGERS

71-13 Westfield MK$7750 61-10 Westgo 1310 side hopper$1750 55x8 Mayrath direct PTO drive$1100

Power Motors Implement – Fort Benton Call George Fultz at (406) 799-7459 PARTS — Krause — Hardi — Westgo — Mayrath Kirschman — Melroe — Lilliston ­Older Spra-Coupe

Wheat genome breakthrough continued from page b17

security. The work to complete the shotgun sequencing of the wheat genome will help to improve programs on breeding and adaptation in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa for wheat crops that could be drought tolerant and resistant to weeds, pests and diseases. ARS is one of nine institutions with researchers who contributed to the study. The lead authors are based in the United Kingdom and were funded by the British-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Funding also was provided by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA focuses on investing in research, education and extension programs to help solve critical issues impacting people’s daily lives. The study represents the most detailed examination to date of the DNA that makes up the wheat genome, a crop domesticated thousands of years ago. The wheat genome is five times the size of the human genome, giving it a complexity that makes it difficult to study. The researchers used the whole genome shotgun sequencing approach, which essentially breaks up the genome into smaller, more workable segments for analysis and then pieces them together. Another international team of scientists is working on a long-term project expected to result in more detailed sequencing results of the wheat genome in the years ahead. But the results published today shed light on wheat’s DNA in a way that will help breeders develop hardier varieties by linking genes to key traits, such as disease resistance and drought tolerance. Wheat evolved from three ancient grasses, and the ARS team, working closely with partners at University of California, Davis, mapped the genome of one of those three parents, Aegilops tauschii. That mapping, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, was instrumental in the study. It allowed researchers to identify the origins of many of the genes found in modern-day wheat, a key step in linking genes to traits and developing markers for use in breeding new varieties. Wheat growers face numerous challenges each year. Acidity in the soil can make wheat difficult to grow in some areas. Stem rust, a fungal disease, can wipe out entire crops, and a particularly aggressive form of stem rust has developed the ability to knock out genetic resistance in many popular wheat varieties and is causing major losses overseas. USDA scientists have conducted similar genomic studies that have helped to increase the productivity of dairy operations, enhance cattle breeding and improve varieties of a number of other crops, including tomatoes, corn and soybeans. In 2010, Anderson and Gu, along with other ARS staff, were part of a team that published a paper in Nature detailing the sequencing of Brachypodium distachyon, a model plant used to study wheat, barley and biofuel crops. Recent international research collaborations have been critical to meet challenges such as combating wheat rust and increasing wheat productivity, fighting aflatoxin contamination in corn, and sequencing genomes of important crops. The Nature paper can be found at: http://www.nature.com/ nature/journal/v491/n7426/full/nature11650.html.

Rhino ® 700 Fi Auto 4x4

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

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Sick daylilies

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I’m having trouble with my daylilies. The plants have poor to no flowering and the foliage is yellowing. I had the same problem with my iris plants not opening. What is going on? I don’t want to lose these plants. A: From all observations, the problem is an ongoing one with a lot of daylily and iris growers. Thrips very likely are causing the blooms to not open or be badly mottled. Aphids also are implicated in this crime. The foliar problems are a virus, yellow streak or rust. If it is a virus, there is little that can be done except to remove the symptomatic foliage. Rust or yellow streak can be kept from spreading by removing the foliage and applying a fungicide that is available at local garden centers. Controlling thrips is a bigger problem than the others because they are difficult to kill with contact insecticides, so look for insecticides with systemic activity such as acephate, cyfluthrin or imidacloprid. These products will control the visible aphids and thrips, which are difficult to see. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture. ##### 63 percent of Montana land is involved in farming or ranching, ranking second nationally after Texas.


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Vector 300 with Sprayflex 1500 gallon / 100-ft. boom Sprayflex Sprayers

Ag Trucks

“All fabrication and Installation Are Done By Ag Trucks Employees in Our Own Shop. Experienced Installation Assures That Your System Will Last For Many years”

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

FIELDSTAR 2000

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

FIELDSTAR 1450

2000 gallon SS tank

FIELDSTAR 1500

1450 gallon SS tank

1500 gallon poly tank

*** UNITS FOR SALE OR CONSIGNED *** 2004 Stahly Peterbilt Cat engine, Allison transmission, 1800 gallon SS tank, 80-ft. fold-over boom, 4400 hours

1998 Stahly GMC Cat engine, Allison transmission, row crop tires, 1280 SS tank, 4-pt. Ling Center, 80-ft. boom

1994 International

250 hp, Allison transmission, new float tires with New Simonsen R Model Box. Very neat older truck

Air Max 1000

Very nice Ag Chem Air Max 1000 air box with like new 70-ft. booms

$18,500

1988 GMC Full Float

2004 International 4300

Cat engine, Allison transmission, Tyler Fluid Air 60-ft. mid-mount boom, Fargo applicator. Ready To Go

230 hp, Allison transmission, 2 speed auxiliary transmission, row crop tires, Marflex 1250/100, hydraulic drive, Trimble 500

$15,000

New Sprayflex Sprayers on Order, Call and Reserve Yours Today

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

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


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Simonsen Spreaders in Stock

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

“Get yours now for spring application”

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

Simonsen Equipment In Stock:

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

“Top and Side Tenders Available in Any Configuration”

VECTOR 300 CHASSIS

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

IN ST OCK

NOW Com Take e In & A Lo ok

STOLTZFUS XP-1500

LARGEST SPREADER AROUND, 15 ton capacity (12 ton Urea), 80-ft. spread, single axle with adjustable track, row crop or floater tires, corrosion-proof CorTen steel construction.

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

Ag Trucks SS Liquid System Up To 2000 Gallons / 132-ft. Booms Sprayflex SS Liquid System Up To 2000 Gallons / 130-ft. Booms New Leader G4 Boxes 8 ton plus / 85-ft. spread (UREA)

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

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


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

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

Simplicity, Dependability, Capacity

DON’T FORGET!!!

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

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

AG TRUCKS SPRAY SYSTEM ON VECTOR 300 CHASSIS

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

Give us a call about your application needs.

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

Near New!!

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

Only a Few Left

Brand new 255/70 R 22.5 tires and wheels.

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

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


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• Steel Modular Bridges For Sale • • Steel Bridge Beams • Delivery Available.

Contact Mark at Bauer & Buck Construction (406) 880-5473

TRACTORS WANTED TOP $$ PAID We want

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

##### Nana lives in the U.S. and her nine-year-old granddaughter Grace lives in England, so Nana had to find a creative ways to stay connected. She had a picture of her granddaughter made into a puzzle of 110 pieces. Then, every four or five days, Nana would send five or six pieces of the puzzle to her. “When [my granddaughter] had it all put together, she had a picture of herself.” “My daugher said that Grace would come home from school every day and want to know if she had any mail. It created a lot of excitement for the family and she knew it was from Grandma.” A good idea for a toddler or preschool child would be to have a picture of relatives who do not live close by made into a puzzle with bigger, fewer pieces. ##### Ashfall from the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens fell on the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park and absorbed the sunlight and heat causing the glacier to greatly accelerate the pace of its melting in 1980.

Hortiscope Questions and Answers from NDSU

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I planted four honeycrisp, four haroldson and two prairie spy apple trees several years ago. I am interested in information on tree care and basic maintenance because I would like to keep them healthy. A: You got a good start on creating a miniature apple orchard. There are a couple of publications that you can review to keep you on the right path to success. Go to http://www. ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/hortcrop/h327.pdf and http://www. ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/hortcrop/h1547.pdf for the publications. So far, it seems you followed the right path getting the trees established. That got them off to a good start. Let me know if I can help you with anything else. Q: I just came across your website while researching grapes. You seem very knowledgeable about grapes. If you don’t mind, I’d like to ask some questions about growing them. I’m interested in growing Concord grapes here in southern Maine. Some friends of mine across town have grown grapes successfully before. How would I go about doing this? What type of soil, sun and care do they need? Is it a lot of work? How do you keep them safe from animals? Thanks for your help. A: As much as I’d like to give you some advice, I think you are better off contacting the county Extension agent nearest you in Maine. Go to http://extension.umaine.edu/ to find the agent. Good luck and enjoy. Q: My orange tree did well being outdoors this summer. However, the tree has had a lot of flies on it for the past month. I moved it into my sun porch and see that many of the leaves are sticky. I cleaned each leaf off twice with soapy water, but the sticky stuff came back. I also sprayed it with rubbing alcohol but it also didn’t help. What can I do to solve the problem? (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) A: This could be from scale insects infesting your tree. The fact that flies were attracted to the tree is an indication that there was a feeding insect population somewhere on the tree. Obviously, they were not on the foliage because you’ve wiped it down twice. Look on the stem to see if there are any lumps along the branches. I’m willing to bet that this is the cause of the problem. The topical insecticides or treatments you have given the tree so far won’t help. I suggest visiting a local nursery or garden center to see if a systemic insecticide is available for controlling scale insects. Apply the product according to the directions on the label and your problem will go away eventually. Q: I have a 5-year-old lawn that is being used by the neighbor kids as a football field. I’m pretty sure I will need to reseed the lawn next spring. I’m happy to have the kids play in the backyard, but I am wondering if there is a grass seed variety that would hold up to this kind of heavy use. A: We’ve used “athletic mix” on the NDSU football practice fields and RedHawks baseball diamond. The athletic mix consists of a 50/50 mixture of several cultivars of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass that have been tested to stand up to the heavy wear. This mix usually is available where grass seed is sold at retail and hardware stores. Q: What is the recommended amount of water for lawns in North Dakota? In Rapid City, they suggest an inch and a half of water per week. Do you know what the recommendations are for McKenzie County in western North Dakota? A: There is variability in any kind of estimation or recommendation. First, it depends on the grass species in question. Then it depends on the exposure and soil type that it is being grown in. Finally, the water source and quality play a major role. Yes, an inch and a half per week during the growing season is a good general recommendation. However, watering depends on the owner’s expectations. If there is no supplemental water from Mother Nature and the temperatures are in the mid-90s or higher, then that only would be enough water to keep the grass from going dormant (assuming it is Kentucky bluegrass) or barely keeping it green. One and a half inches of water is a good budget figure to work with when planning. Keep in mind that an acre-inch of water is 27,150 gallons. On a typical residential lawn that is about 10,000 (approximately one-quarter acre for easy calculation) square feet, it would require about 6,700 gallons of water per week. Then multiply that by 20 weeks for North Dakota’s growing season needs and you can see that you should budget for about 134,000 gallons of water. To confuse matters even more, if the homeowner planted a buffalo grass or crested wheatgrass lawn in the western part of the state and invested the first year in getting it established to a thick turf canopy, the homeowner could get by with no water expenditure at all if he or she would be satisfied with it turning brown during the heat and drought of summer. continued on page b24


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USED 2WD, MFWD TRACTORS

USED COMBINES & HEADERS

USED HAY & FORAGE

2.9% Fixed Rate On All Used Combines - oac

2010 John Deere R450 windrower, 16-ft. rotary platform, V10 conditioner..............$119,500

(2) 2012 John Deere S660 combines, 520/85R38 duals, Contour Master, low, low hours..CALL 2008 John Deere 9770STS Contour Master, 520/85R38 duals, chopper, 901 engine hours, 710 separator hours................ CALL 2000 John Deere 9750STS. 30.5x32 duals, chopper.............................................. CALL 2009 John Deere 7630 (140 PTO hp), 20 speed AutoQuad transmission, MFWD with suspension, 3-point hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 480/80R42 duals...........................$127,500 2004 John Deere 7920 (170-hp), IVT transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch with quick hitch, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 480/80R46 duals. .$99,500

2008 John Deere 9670STS with 520/80R38 duals, chopper, low hours................... CALL 1989 John Deere 9600 with chopper, 30.5x32 duals, MacDon 960 draper header..... CALL 1983 John Deere 7720 24.5x32, straw & chaff spreader, 224 platfform....................$14,500 2004 MXM190 (160 PTO hp), powershift, MFWD, 3-point hitch, 4 hydraulics, dua PTO 14.9R46 singles..............................$67,500 1994 John Deere 7800 (145 PTO hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO,14.6 duals...$49,500 1994 John Deere 4960 (200 PTO hp) powershift, MFWD, 3-point hitch with quick hitch, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 18.4R42 duals...$63,500 1979 John Deere 4240 (110 PTO hp) powershift, 2 hydraulics, dual PTO, 3-point hitch, 18.4x38 singles...............................$17,900 1976 John Deere 4630 (150-hp), Quad-Range transmission, PTO, 20.8x38 singles, dual hydraulics, John Deere 10-ft. dozer. ....$16,500 1973 John Deere 4430 (125 PTO hp), QuadRange transmission, dual PTO, 2 hydraulics, 20.8x34 duals..................................$12,500

USED 4WD TRACTORS

LOADER TRACTORS

2002 John Deere 9650STS, 800/65R32 singles, chopper, grain tank extensions........... CALL 1998 John Deere 9610 30.5x32 singles, dual range, chopper, chaff spreader with 2004 John Deere 936D platform................. CALL 2004 John Deere 893 cornhead, 8-row, 30-ft... ........................................................... CALL 2006 MacDon 973D platform.................. CALL 1997 MacDon 962D platform.................. CALL 2008 John Deere 936D 36-ft. draper platform, pickup reel.......................................... CALL 2-2004 John Deere 635F 35-ft. flex platform.... ........................................................... CALL 2010 John Deere 630R platform, pickup reel... ........................................................... CALL 2009 Case IH 2010 rigid platform, bat reel, less than 100 hours.................................$20,000

USED TILLAGE TOOLS

2011 John Deere 7230 (110 PTO hp) 20 speed PowrQuad, MFWD 3-point hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4R38 singles, new JD H360 loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple, joystick. Only 385 hours with factory warranty....$122,700

2002 John Deere 2700 14-ft. mulch ripper........ ........................................................$21,500 Ace 5-bottom 16”, two-way plow, in furrow........ ...........................................................$2950

1988 Hesston 8100 windrower, 16-ft. auger platform............................................$16,500 21-ft. draper platform for Hesston 8100 Hesston......................................................$2950 Case IH 8830 draper platform, 25-ft. center....... ...........................................................$3500

John Deere 3960 forage harvester with 3-row 30” row crop. . .................................$11,500 John Deere 3960 chopper with 2RN head........ ...........................................................$4500 John Deere 3-row row crop, hd, yellow. .$5500

USED BEET EQUIPMENT

Artsway 9420 beet harvester, 6 row, 24” row finder, rear steer...............................$19,500 Artsway 698 beet harvester, 6 row, 24” rowfinder, rear steer..............................$19,500 Red River 624 beet harvester, 6 row, 24” row finder, rear steer...............................$13,500 Artsway 786A defoliator, 6 row, knife scalpers, rear steer............................................$8500 Artsway 786A defoliator, 6 row, rear steer. $4500 Artsway 786A defoliator, 24”, rear steer.....$6500 Red River defoliator. ..............................$2500

USED SPRAYERS

2006 Brandt 1000 gallon.....................$11,000

USED ROUND BALERS

0% Financing On Huge Selection of Used Round Balers - oac

2001 Case IH STX325 (325 hp), powershift, 4 hydraulics, PTO, 20.8x42 duals,......$95,000 1998 Case IH 9390 (425-hp), 4 hydraulics, 20.8R42 triples................................$99,500 1979 John Deere 8640 (229 PTO hp) 16 speed transmission, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 20.8x38 duals,with JD 12-ft. dozer................$24,500 1975 John Deere 8430 (175 PTO hp) 16 speed transmission, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 18.4x34 duals..................................$15,000

USED MISCELLANEOUS

Brandt 7x40 standard auger, engine drive..$2950 Brandt 7x50 standard auger, PTO drive...$2500 2007 Brandt 13x70 auger....................$17,500 Brandt 5000EX grain vac.....................$14,000 1993 Rem 552 grain vac.........................$5500 John Deere 740 loader, 7000 Series mounts, 8-ft. bucket, grapple, joystick .............$8500 2006 Chevrolet K1500 pickup, 5.3L V8, automatic, air, regular cab, 8-ft. box, 89,000 miles................................................$12,500 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, automatic, air conditioning, 144,000 miles................$3250 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, V6, automatic, air extended cab, 83,000 miles................$6950 Diamond 72” & 62” mowers.....................$2500 Reman 2600 GS2 display.......................$1650 Arctic Cat Prowler 650 HI side by side.....$5950 Leon 575V spreader............................$36,900

2011 John Deere 7130 (100 PTO hp) 20 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 3-pt. hitch, dual PTO, 18.4x38 singles, factory warranty, JD 740 loader with 8-ft. bucket, grapple and joystick..........$109,500 2010 John Deere 7130 (100 PTO hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 3-pt. hitch, dual PTO, 18.4x38 duals, new JD H360 loader with 8-ft. bucket grapple and joystick.............................................$92,750 2009 John Deere 7330 (125 PTO hp) 20 speed PowrQuad, MFWD, 3-point hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 20.8R38 singles, JD 741 SL loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple, joystick............. ......................................................$105,000 1988 John Deere 4450 (140 PTO hp) powershift, MFWD, 3-point hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 16.9R38 duals, JD 740 loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple and joystick............$37,500 John Deere 5055E (55 ph) 9 speed transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, JD 553 loader, 6-ft. bucket. ONLY 30 hours. FACTORY WARRANTY............................................$30,000

USED SEEDING EQUIPMENT

Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air hoe drill, 7.2” spacing. ..........................................$42,500 John Deere 787 cart with 787 seeding tool...... ........................................................$16,500 Trac Walker...............................................$275 (3) John Deere 9350 disc drills, 10-ft. units, 6” spacing, fertilizer, JD transport hitch...$11,500

2008 John Deere 568 wide pickup, big tires, net wrap................................................$33,500 2006 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net...$21,900 2006 John Deere 567 wide pickup, big tires, net wrap................................................$23,500 2005 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net...$23,500 2005 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net....$22,500 2003 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net...$24,500 2003 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net..$21,500 2002 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net.$18,500 2001 John Deere 567..........................$17,500

1991 John Deere 535.............................$6500 1987 John Deere 530.............................$4950 1979 John Deere 510.............................$1500 2006 Vermeer 605M loaded.................$21,500 1998 Vermeer 605L net wrap...............$11,500 1993 Vermeer 605K................................$7950 2002 Case RBX562.............................$12,500 2002 Case IH RBX561............................$9500 1997 Case IH 8480.................................$5500 1992 Case IH 8460.................................$3500 2006 New Holland BR780...................$16,500

USED LAWN & GARDEN 2012 John Deere 3720 tractor, cab, MFWD, hydro, JD 300cx loader, ONLY 20 hours....... ........................................................$39,500 2007 John Deere X540 lawn and garden tractor, 54” mower, powerflow bagger, new engine... ...........................................................$5750 John Deere 318 lawn tractor with attachments..................................................$2950 2004 John Deere LT180 lawn & garden tractor........................................................$1850 2001 John Deere LTR166, dump hopper. $1750 2002 John Deere LX279 lawn tractor.....$1500

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1-800-967-3597 — 406-488-3112 2900 West Holly — Sidney, Montana

John Deere 214 lawn & garden tractor with C48 broom.................................................$1500 2009 John Deere LA155 lawn tractor.....$1500 John Deere LA140 lawn tractor, 48” deck. $1350 John Deere L120 lawn tractor with bagger....... ...........................................................$1450 1992 John Deere FT262 lawn & garden tractor........................................................$1150 1998 John Deere LT166 lawn tractor........$650 John Deere SB 14 mower.........................$200 John Deere 320 snowthrower...................$150 John Deere GX75 riding mower...............$450


Hortiscope Questions and Answers from NDSU

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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

Full Service Ag Repair

continued from page b22

Starter – Generator – Alternator Service Air Conditioning Welding

Quality Work – Reasonable Rates

Dave’s Repair LLC

West Post Creek Road, Charlo, Montana Business cell phone 370-6229 - Home (406) 644-2241

406-388-3259

101 Sunfield Drive, Belgrade, MT

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

Cat 631E motor scraper with 30-yd. bowl, 50% front tires, 3408 Cat. Clean and straight.........$79,000

2005 Genie S65 boom lift, diesel engine, 1600 hours. Excellent condition........................$45,000

TRUCKS

Rome offset disk, 16-ft. wide, good front disks, 50% rear disks......... ......................................$15,000

2011 John Deere 825i Gator 4WD, 14 hours, like new.........$12,900 Vermeer 605F round baler with good belts. Twine.......................$2200 Set Of Caterpillar Forks for Cat 936 wheel loader. Excellent.....$2900

2005 Peterbilt 378 daycab tractor, C13 Cat, 10 speed........$29,500 2000 International water truck, Cat engine, 9 speed, spring suspension, 4000 gallon tank...$35,000

1991 Volvo tandem axle, Cat engine, 9 speed, sliding 5th wheel, good tires..................................$9500

1990 Gradall 534B telehandler, Perkins engine, outriggers, 6500 hours.............................$13,500 2011 Jayco 23FB travel trailer, roof mount air conditioning, 100 gallon fresh water tank, flat screen TV. Excellent condition..$13,500

1988 Ford L9000 Cummins 855 Big Cam, 7 speed...................$7500

TRAILERS

2006 Ingersoll-Rand SD45 54” smooth drum roller, Cummins engine, 800 hours. Nice condition................................$29,500 2001 Cat CP-563D 84” sheeps foot roller, 3600 hours, excellent....... ......................................$51,500

LOADERS & CRAWLERS

2006 JD 544J wheel loader, cab, AC, QA with forks, 3rd valve, new rear tires, 4750 hours............$89,500 2005 Link-Belt L130 wheel loader, 3 cubic yard bucket, cab, heat, 3500 hours, good tires...$47,500 International 510B wheel loader, 2-yd. bucket, new front tires, extra clean..............................$19,500 2005 Cat D6N XL crawler 6 way blade, EROPS, ripper, 50% undercarriage, air conditioning... ...................................$110,000 1998 Case 850GLT crawler with 6 way blade, ripper and OROPS. 4100 hours....................$33,500

1994 Dakota 42-ft. 3 axle belly dump with spring suspension and excellent gates..............$22,000

Excavators

2004 Cat 322CL long reach excavator with 60-ft. booms. Nice condition, 5200 hours.. $122,500

2006 Komatsu PC200LC-8 good undercarriage, hydraulic thumb, air conditioning. 6400 hours....... ......................................$93,500

2007 Yanmar VIO45 mini excavator, hydraulic thumb, open ROPS, excellent rubber tracks, 1995 hours.............................$26,000

OCEAN CONTAINERS

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www.mountainequipment.net 11/2 -miles west of Belgrade on Frontage Road

1987 Deuce and Half 6x6 truck, multi fuel diesel, 5 speed with hi/ lo transfer case.................$4750 2001 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 4x4 extended cab, automatic......$5500

Steve Swan

Steve’s cell - 406-580-2937

2006 John Deere 135C-RTS hydraulic excavator with cab, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb. 5400 hours....................$59,500

TRACTORS

1975 John Deere 8430 Sound Guard cab, good single tires, PTO......... .......................................$12,500

TRADES CONSIDERED

Q: I have a question about an 18-year-old Canada red cherry (tree form) that we have in our front yard. It never has been pruned, so it is now a bunch of thin branches going in every direction. How much can we prune off and at what time of the year should we do it? The tree also has a bunch of little suckers coming up around the base. Can we do anything with these other than cutting them down or mowing them? On another front, what is the best time of the year to saw off the bottom branches of our huge evergreens (blue spruce) so that we would be able to mow under them? A: The spruce can be pruned anytime between now and next spring’s growth. If you do it now, it will help with wind movement and snow distribution around your yard and possibly eliminate some irritating drifts. You are asking the wrong person about pruning your Canada red cherry. Having never been pruned, the tree will be almost impossible to get back into decent shape. Even if you succeeded in doing so, it would reward you with more sucker growth. Basically, no more than 25 percent of the tree canopy’s volume should be pruned out in any one season. This means that you have four years of careful pruning ahead of you. That’s if the tree remains static, which it won’t. After you prune it in late winter or in early spring, you will see a new flush of growth coming out that also will need pruning. Canada red cherry trees are difficult to own and care for properly because they send up root suckers as far as the root system can reach. They also are subject to black knot and shot-hole fungal diseases and a smattering of insect problems. My recommendation for pruning is to make one cut, which would be at ground level and then treat the suckers that will show up all over your yard as broadleaf weeds. Use a broadleaf herbicide, such as Trimec, to get rid of the suckers. Q: I am working on the scale insects on my orange tree. I have been using Bonide systemic for four weeks and also cleaning off the new scales. How long does a systemic killer take to clear up the problem? Is there an advantage to wiping the scales off with rubbing alcohol or is water OK? Do you think spraying with insecticidal soap or alcohol helps? Do you spray the whole tree or just the stems? When do I give up? Is there a better systemic killer? Do I need to obsess about picking up all the scales that fall to the floor when I am cleaning them off? Now for an easier question: My tulips were sparse this year. When is the best time to fertilize? What do you use? Thank you very much for your input. A: I’ll answer your easy question first. If the tulips were sparse this past year, it probably isn’t a fertility problem as much as it may be a virus or other disease issue. Assuming you have not been removing the foliage too early when they finished blooming, you should be seeing good bloom production for the next three to five years. However, it depends on the density of the original planting. Another problem could be that they need to be dug up and separated somewhat to give them room to mine the nutrients out of the soil without immediate competition. As for the scale infestation fight, I’d say you are past the time to be giving up. It isn’t worth the effort you are putting into this effort. It also is not good for you or the plant to be assaulted with this much pesticide. Q: Is it too late to plant tulip bulbs that my wife left sitting outside the past couple of weeks? I have about 50 extra bulbs. We have sandy (now wet) soil to put them in. Just curious if you think they are still viable and can be planted, given the time of year. A: Go ahead and get them planted before the ground freezes. Give them a good initial watering and they will pop up with flowers for you next spring. Q: My clematis bloomed in the spring and then died after two or three weeks. I then pruned it down to the ground. In early September, it started growing up the trellis again until it had more than 25 large, purple flowers on it. It is now the first week of November and it still has the same blooms on it. It has rained hard, been cold and windy, but the flowers are blooming. Is this unheard of? A: Absolutely unheard of, at least by me. It will be interesting to see what happens next year. Sometimes plants get confused with our cultural practices, microenvironment and climate changes. Let’s hope this one comes through the winter OK and rewards you with flowers next summer. Q: I saw your website online and am wondering if you could answer a quick question for me. My yard has an apple tree that produces apples that are small and yellow. We have some that we picked that have red spots on them. Are they OK to eat? I have a young child and don’t want to be giving continued on page b26


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USED DRILLS

Flexi-Coil 5000, 57-ft., double shoot, Dutch carbon knives, 3” steel packers, 2320 tow between.............................. $50,000

Concord 3212, 3 rank, “C” shanks with farmland boots, single shoot, 2000 tow behind cart...................................... $35,000

USED TRACTORS

USED 4WD TRACTORS

Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, luxury cab, 540/1000/13/8” PTO, 3-pt., LX780 loader, 1800 hours....................................... $135,000 2012 Case IH Maxxum 140, L760 loader, bucket, grapple, 450 hours......................................................................... $99,900 2012 Case IH Maxxum 140, L750 loader, bucket, grapple, 625 hours......................................................................... $99,900

Case IH Puma 180 with L770 loader, bucket, grapple, 1741 hours........................................................................ $118,000

International 150 hoe drills, 38-ft., 10” spacing, 3 drill hitch. Each............................................................................... $300

MECHANIC’S SPECIAL

Average Condition Machine

2012 Case IH 500HD 4WD.................................................CALL 2009 Case IH 435 QuadTrac with 1550 hours, loaded..$248,000 2008 Case IH 535 QuadTrac with 1300 hours.............. $278,000

USED ROUND BALER

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

SALE $49,995

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

USED COMBINE INVENTORY & HEADERS

Ford New Holland 8770 MFD, dual PTO, 3-pt., 160 hp, 7740 hours, bucket/grapple................................................ $69,000

USED SPRAYERS

Case IH Patriot 4410, 90-ft. booms, aim command, loaded, 2500 hours....................................................................... $159,000 Patriot 3330 self-propelled sprayer, 100-ft. booms, luxury cab, loaded, 892 hours................................................... $235,000

5-Case 8230’s loaded................................................Coming In 2012 Case IH 7230 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, power mirrors, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging..$307,000 2011 Case IH 7120 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging......................... $282,000 Case IH 2588 yield/moisture, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger........................................................................ $194,900 Case IH 2588 764 rotor hours, yield/moisture, chopper, AFX rotor, HID lights, long auger, rear weights......................... $194,500 Case IH 2588 930 rotor hours, AFX rotor, rock trap, chopper, long auger, weights......................................................... $194,500

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

SPX Patriot 3320 90-ft. booms, loaded, 2040 hours.... $195,000 New Holland SF115 suspended boom, 90-ft. booms with screens, 1500 gallon tank........................................................ $44,900 Brandt QF 2500 wheel boom sprayer, 100-ft. booms, Raven control.......................................................................... $8700 Melroe Spra-Coupe 115, 50-ft. booms, 165 gallon.......... $1900

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USED MISCELLANEOUS

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

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

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Brandt 1020 grain cart Brandt 8”x40 grain auger

AFTER HOURS SALES: Pete Pederson 406-228-2912

SERVICE: Mitch McClary 406-263-8325

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IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

(2) Raincat 7 tower 1/4 mile pivots. Electrical panels and spare parts included. (2) 1/4 mile mainlines; one with risers, one without. Portable diesel pump on trailer. (1) pipe trailer loaded with mainline. Call (406) 537-2333, Melville, Montana

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT SPOKANE, WA 1-800-366-4497 Jeff Cell: 509-714-8232

MISSOULA, MT 1-800-356-3547

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

2 6 available

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

2010 Volvo 780 500 hp D16, I-Shift transmission, 77” double bunk, fridge, workstation, new wide base drive tires, all aluminum wheels. Only 381,000 miles..............$73,900

2008 Dodge 1500 Big Horn 4x4, crew cab, 5.7 Hemi, automatic transmission, nerf bars, tonneau cover, 20” wheels. Only 38,000 miles...... ............................................................$23,900

LOCKERS

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

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2010 Kenworth T660 ISX Cummins, 455 hp, Eaton 10 speed, 3.55 rear ratio, 70” mid roof, double bunk, fridge. Only 490,000 miles.......... ................................................Call for Details

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

Hortiscope Questions and Answers from NDSU continued from page b24

him something that will make him sick. Is there anything we should be doing to make sure this doesn’t happen? A: I cannot attest to the flavor of the apples. They may not be something that someone would want to eat. As for the spots on the apples, they are insect injuries. I would guess that thrips caused the problem earlier in the season. The spots should not have a direct impact on the eating quality of the fruit. They pose no health threat to your child. Q: I have an angel wing begonia plant that I started from a cutting more than three years ago. I’ve started several other plants from this plant and put them together in a large pot. They never have flowered. It is located in a very happy place, which is on my kitchen island under a skylight. The plant grows like crazy. I water it every other day. I’ve heard that the flowers are very pretty but never have seen them. Should I let it dry out between watering? I tried an experiment by breaking off a leaf, rooting it in a glass of water and putting it in a small pot. It has sustained its own little life without sprouting any other leaves or canes. Have you ever heard of this? Will it be an eternal leaf? A: It will be an eternal leaf. If you take the leaf or another one and lay it across the media and then make small slices across some veins, new plantlets will grow and the original leaf deteriorate. I am surprised that this has not happened at the base of the leaf you have stuck in the water. You are overwatering. You must have good drainage or you would have rotted everything a long time ago. Allow the soil media to dry before watering. This should slightly stress the plant enough to bring it into flower. Q: I have a question for you on trimming my fern peonies. They get doggy looking during the summer, so I’m always tempted to cut them back at that time, but I don’t. However, after the last two evenings of frost, I cut them back to the ground. When is the correct time to cut them back? Also, we trimmed our apple tree yesterday after two frosts. Is that too soon? We are looking for an apple tree that has the hardiness of a Haraldson apple but has a thinner skin and a larger and sweeter apple. We tasted one at our friend’s home. Unfortunately, he cannot recall the hybrid he planted five years ago. Are you familiar with the characteristics I am speaking of and can you recommend an apple tree to us? A: You did the right thing by cutting back your peonies, although it wasn’t critical for you to do it right away. The apple tree pruning is acceptable, but a March pruning would have been better. I don’t think the tree will suffer any consequences for this. Look for honeycrisp apple trees. They are ready to pick now. As the name implies, honeycrisp produces a sweet apple. It should be available at most local garden stores. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture. ##### Bentonite, named after Fort Benton, is mined in Montana and is used as a lubricant in drilling, for making kitty litter, in cosmetics, for body wraps and facial masks, in cement, and in hazardous waste treatments. ##### The magpie was turned down as a possible replacement for the Montana state bird because it is an omnivorous scavanger and often feeds on carcasses.


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NEW EQUIPMENT

Tractors Combines (B) Case IH 83” heavy-duty bucket, (W) Case IH Scout XL club car. (F) Case IH 7230 #WNC622 grapple. #W85244 #W85298 (B) Case IH 8230 #W82260 (D) Case IH bucket. #W85271 (D) Case IH heavy-duty bucket. (H) Case IH Farmall 35B #W80448 (D) Case IH 8230 #W82267 (W) Case IH Farmall 40B (B) Case IH 8230 #W82268 #W85274 #W80500 (D) Case IH loader mounts for Combine Headers (H) Case IH Farmall 50B #W80497 (D) Case IH 2152 35-ft. draper Puma 210. #W80447 (W) Case IH L340 loader. #W80508 (H) Case IH L350 loader #W80483 head. #W82160 (W) Case IH L350 loader. #W80484 (D) Case IH Farmall 125A FWA. (D) Case IH 2152 40-ft. draper #W80606 (D) Case IH L350 loader. #W80669 head. #W82147 (F) Case IH L735 loader. #WNT846 (D) Case IH Farmall 140A FWA. (B) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper #W80633 (W) Case IH L745 loader. #W80602 head. #W82234 (F) Case IH L745 loader. #WNT923 (B) Case IH 125 Maxxum FWA, (B) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper 143.8 hours. #W80588 (D) Case IH L755 loader. #W80566 head. #W82235 (F) Case IH L755 loader. #WNT963 (D) Case IH Puma 125 FWA. (D) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper #W80655 (F) Case IH L765 loader. #WNT906 head. #W82246 (F) Case IH L765 loader. #WNT907 (D) Case IH Puma 125 FWA. (W) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper #W80656 (H) Case IH L765 loader. #W80643 head, demo. #W82230 (D) Case IH L765 loader. #W80645 (D) Case IH Puma 125 FWA. (W) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper #W80657 (D) Case IH L765 loader. #W80646 head, demo. #W82231 (D) Case IH L765 loader. #W80647 (D) Case IH Puma 130 FWA, 174 (W) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper hours. #W80533 (D) Case IH L765 loader. #W80648 head, demo. #W82232 (B) Case IH L765 loader. #W80625 (D) Case IH L755 loader. #W80565 (F) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper (F) Case IH L765 loader. #WNT964 (F) Case IH Maxxum 140 FWA, head. #WNC605 demo. #WNT934 (F) Case IH L765 loader. #WNT965 (F) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper (F) Case IH L775 loader. #WNT915 (G) Case IH Puma 140 FWA. head. #WNC599 #W80641 (F) Case IH L775 loader. #WNT916 (F) Case IH 2162 40-ft. draper (F) Case IH L775 loader. #WNT911 (D) Case IH Puma 145 FWA, 250 head. #WNC600 hours. #W80549 (F) Case IH L775 loader. #WNT914 Tillage, Drills (F) Case IH L775 loader. #WNT921 (B) Case IH Puma 160 FWA, 91.6 (F) Case IH Ecolo-Tiger 2500B hours. #W80597 (F) Case IH L775 loader. #WNT922 #W84014 (F) Case IH L785 loader. #WNT918 (D) Case IH 190 Magnum FWA, (B) 5-Case IH disc levelers. 160 hours. #W80437 (F) Case IH L785 loader. #WNT929 #593519 (F) Case IH L785 loader. #WNT930 (B) Case IH 550 4WD. #W80595 (B) 60-Case IH stealth openers, (F) Case IH L785 loader. #WNT931 Skidsteers boot, tips, hard. #W84076 (F) Case IH L785 loader. #WNT933 (F) Case SV250 #WNM362 (B) Case IH PH800 70-ft. air drill, (H) Case IH L785 loader. #W80636 (F) Case SV250 #WNM364 Case IH ADX3430 air tank. (H) Case IH weld on adapter brack- (F) Case SV250 #WNM379 #W84077 ets. #W85276 (F) Case SV250 #WNM380 (D) Case IH 620/70R38 tires. (B) Case IH 3rd mid mount remote. (F) Case SV250#WNM381 #W81037 #593608 (W) Case IH front frame set for U105. #W85096 (H) Case IH Frontier snap coupler. Equipment Stanley Equipment #W85248

Glasgow Implement

USED EQUIPMENT

Air Drills

(F) 2004 Case IH DX33 FWA, LX114, 716B front (B) 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional. (F) Flexi-Coil 5000 #WUD090.....................$40,000 (B) 2010 John Deere 1850 50-ft., 1910 tow behind #16084W..............................................$110,000 (D) 1995 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft., 3450 tow between tank. #47140W......................................$165,000 snowblower. #WUT569...........................$24,000 tank. #47101W........................................$55,000 (D) Case IH 8500 45-ft. #47132W................$12,000 (D) 2010 Case IH Farmall 105U FWA. #15380W..... (B) 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional. #16130W..............................................$120,000 (F) 2009 Flexi-Coil 5500 60-ft., 4350 tow behind (F) 2004 Morris Maxim II 34-ft., 7240 tank. . ..............................................................$42,000 #WUD143...............................................$25,000 tank. #WUD138.....................................$130,000 (D) 2010 Case IH Farmall 105U FWA, loader brack- (W) 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional. #16131W................................................$89,000 (F) Concord 3612, 2000 air tank. #WUD080............ (F) 2008 Ezee-On 3315, 7550 air tank. #WUD139... ets. #15379W..........................................$42,000 . ..............................................................$33,000 . ..............................................................$32,950 (F) 1995 Case IH 7220 FWA. #WUT653......$65,000 (D) 2008 New Holland T7040 FWA, loader. #16138W..............................................$110,000 (D) 1994 Concord 4010, 2000 air tank, NH3. (F) 2009 Ezee-On 48-ft., 3000 air tank. #WUD148... (F) 2004 Case IH MXM120 FWA. #WUT587............. Farmall 40, W80137 .................................. NEW . ..............................................................$56,000 . ..............................................................$45,000 (H) 2009 New Holland T8050 FWA. #16086W......... #47090W................................................$35,000 (D) CIH w/CIH 1010 30’ Hd, WUH320 ............................. $8,000 Combines & Headers Skid Steers (W) CIH Farmall 60, W80170 ................................. NEW . ............................................................$195,000 (F) 2000 Case IH MX120 FWA, L655 loader. 4010, 3400 tank. #47137W. . ....... (D) 1997 Concord Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment w/CIH 1042 36’ Cpr Hd, WUH323 ................... $22,000 (W) 632 Bobcat, 20018W ........................................ $7,250 Glasgow Implement (D) CIH Farmall 95, W80193 .................................. NEW (B) 670 Cat w/SP36 HB Dpr Hd, 25002W ............ $190,000 Sprayers & Fertilizer Applicators #WUT613...............................................$40,000 . ..............................................................$42,000 Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment Bobcat w/Bkt, 20124W ........................... $7,500 4x4....................................... Tractors $215,000 (H) 642B (B) CIH Farmall 95, W80189 .................................. NEW Glasgow ..... Implement $7,000 (F) CIH 6088, WUH312 (W) NH TR95 w/971 NH 25’ Hd, 24114&2114A (H) Summers Ultimate 90-ft.NEW sprayer. (W) 2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 FWA. #15313W..... (D) 1999 Case IH 4812, 2400 tow between tank. (F) CIH 7010 w/36’ Grain Belt Hdr, WUH297 ..... $310,000 (H) 743 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20101W ............................ $8,500 (D) CIH2003 95U FWA, W80138 ..................................... (F) 1996 Case IH 9350 #WUT565................$60,000 (D) (2) NH TR98 w/994 36’ Dpr, 971 PU Hd, ........................................ $196,000 (B) S130 #53120W................................................$41,000 . ..............................................................$64,500 #47145W................................................$55,000 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20112W ....................... $18,995 (D) CIH 105U FWA, W80160 .................................. NEW 24025W or 24026W ....................................................... $101,100 (F) (F)CIH 19938010, CaseWUH172 IH 9270 #WUT639................$48,000 CIH 8010, WUH232 ....................................... $280,000 (D) 753 Bobcat, 20083W CIH Puma 125 FWA, W80053 ........................ NEW Summers Ultimate 90-ft. sprayer. #53154W...... (B) Puma 125, Case (F) 2011 Case IH ....................................... SDX40, 3380 tow$19,000 behind tank. (B)(D) (D)2009 NH Case TR66 IH w/36’ 960 MacDon Dpr Hd,IH L750 loader. (F) (F)CIH 19938010, Case23075W IH 9270 #WUT640................$45,000 ........................................ $265,000 (H) 753#WUD137.............................................$160,000 Bobcat, 20085W ....................................... $12,000 w/L750 Ldr, W85038 ...................................... NEW U s e d E q(D) uipm ent New Equipment 2009W &28019W .............................................. $64,000 . ..............................................................$23,000 #15374W................................................$95,000 (D) 1990 Case IH 9270 #15359W. . ..............$60,000 (D) CIH 8010, 23076W ........................................ $265,000 (D) S150 Bobcat, 20120W .................................... $23,000 Puma W80112 ...................... NEW (D)2010 NH TX68, 24016W sprayer. #WUY212...... 2001 Case165 IH FWA, 4260 90-ft. (B) Case IH Pro........................................... 140, Case IH L750$65,000 loader. (D)CIH (B) 2010 Case IH SDX40, 3430 tow behind tank. (W)(F)CIH 19908010, Case23087W IH 9180 #15381W................$40,000 ....................................... $270,000 (D) S150 Bobcat w/BKT, BkT Bite, 20133W ....... $22,500 w/LX770 Ldr, W85140 .................................. NEW w/36’ MacDon 962 Dpr Hd, 24017W ................ $28,000 (W) ..............................................................$90,000 . #15376W................................................$95,000 #47143W..............................................$149,000 ....................................... $185,000 (D) S205 Bobcat, no Bkt, 20120W ....................... $23,000 (B)CIH 19938010, CaseWUH342 IH 9280 #15357W................$68,500 (D) CIH Puma 210, W80037 .................................... NEW (W) NH CR960, 24019W .................................... $160,000 (F) 2001 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. suspended boom (D) Case IHWUH370 Puma 140, Case IH L760 loader. (W) Case IH20146W FH700 60-ft., 3380 air tank. (D) w/L770 CIH 8120, WUH298 ....................................... $330,000 (B) (F) S2052008 Bobcat w/Bkt, ........................ $26,500 Ldr, W85031 ...................................... NEW (F)2010 NH CR960, .................................... $137,000 (F) 1996 Case IH 9370 #15351W...............$80,000 CIH 2388, ........................................................... $89,900 (D) S205#WUD119.............................................$128,000 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20142W ......................... $25,000 sprayer. (F) CIH Scout #53138W...................................$18,000 Ut Vehicle, WNM126 .................... NEW (D)#15305W..............................................$115,000 NH CR970, 24021W ..................................... $188,000 (S) 1996 Case IH 9380, 14-ft. Leon dozer (F) 7010, ......................................................... $240,000 (F) 863 Bobcat, WUT322 ...................................... $19,000 CIH 72” Flexi-Coil Finish Mwr, W85133 ....................... NEW 2002 67XL 90-ft. suspended boom IH Puma Case IH L760 loader. (S) CIH (F) Case IH FH700 70-ft., 3580 tow behind air (D)(D) (D)2010 NH Case CR 970, 24022W 140, .................................... $180,000 #WUT629...............................................$80,000 (B) 2011 Bobcat, 20105W ..................................... $23,000 (F) CIH SCX100 16’ Pvt Tng, WNH526 ............ NEW w/94C NH 42’ Dpr Hd, 24023W ....................... $47,000 (S) 08 CIH 7010, .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863tank. sprayer. #53160W...................................$21,000 #WUT622.............................................$116,000 #47139W. . ....................................$196,000 (F) 2001 Case IH STX375H #WUT598. . ......$95,000 (S) 07 CIH 8010 , .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20136W .................................... $18,000 CIH HDXHolland 182 AgrSF115 Hd, WNH553 ................. NEW (F)2009 NH Case CR 970, ................................... $152,000 (D) New 114-ft. wheeled boom (F) IH WUH324 Puma 140, Case IH L760 loader. (F)062003 (D) 2009 Case IH ATX700, ADX3430 tow behind (F) , .................................................. $220,000 (D) S330 CIHCase 8010IH STX375 #WUT634.........$130,000 w/80” Bkt, 20094W ................... $43,000 Bobcat (W) CIH WD1203 Swthr, W83050 ....................... NEW (W) NH CR9070, 24027W ................................. $270,000 (S) sprayer. #53083W...................................$25,000 #WUT660.............................................$100,000 tank. #47146W. . ....................................$130,000 UC550 $9,500 (W) LS160 NH Skid 20109W ............................. $19,000 860, (W) CIH RB564 Rnd Blr, AW,TW, W83013 ........ NEW (H)MF 2010 Case IH..................................................... 435 #15317W................$238,000 (D) NH CR 9070, 24024W ................................. $260,000 (S) 2011 CaseRnd IH PS160 134-ft. suspended boom Honeybee , .............................. $59,500 (D) 1825 (H) Case IH Puma #15240W.....$114,000 New w/Bkt, Holland SD440 57-ft., SC230 air (W)(F)CIH Case Skid 20128W .................... $10,000 RB564 Blr, Ele Twn Nt, W83014 .. NEW (S)2009 NH CR9070, 24035W180 .................................... $249,000 (S) (H)2 2011 Case SP36 IH 435Hds #15353W. ...............$243,270 (W) 2006 CIH 8230 PT Swthr, UC558 ......................... $8,500 (D) 1825B Case Skid w/Bkt 20129W ................. $14,000 sprayer. #WUY368..................................$47,000 (W) CIH SPX3330 SP Spryr, W85098 ............... NEW (H) Casew/NH IH L770 #56061W.............$11,500 .......................................$90,110 tank. #47053W. 94C 42’loader. Dpr Hd, 24036W ....................... $42,000 (S) (F) 2005 Case IH 450 #WUT617. . ..............$170,000 CIH 8120, UC564 ........................................... $299,000 (D) 1845 CaseNew Skid w/Bkt, 20127W $14,000 WNH585 ................ NEW CIH SPX3330 SP3320 Spryr, 2008 Case IH 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY284.... (W) JD Case 9600, IH 22004W ............................................. (D) 2004 MXM190, Case IH LX770$52,000 loader. (S) Holland SD550................... 60-ft., slim, SC430 air (F)(F) (B) 2012 Case IH 500 #15358W................$279,000 (H) 2008 SSL Case Skid,.....................................$123,000 WUT324 ..................... $23,000 (W) CIH SRX160 134’ Wld Boom Spryr, W85043 (W) JD 9600, 22011W ............................................. $49,000 (S) CIH 2188, UC565 ............................................. $69,500 (F) 420 tank. . ............................................................$195,000 #15375W................................................$81,000 #47125W. (F) 2004 Case IH 500 Quad #WUT650.....$185,000 ................................................................................. NEW (W) JD Case 9650 w/930R JD Hdr, 22007W,22009W .. $123,500 (S) MacDon 973 Hd, UC566 .............................. $29,500 (F) 435 SSL Case Skid, WUT341 ..................... $35,000 2010 Case IH 3330 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY376.... (D) 2008 IH Puma 195 #15192W.....$108,000 (F)CIH (B) 2007 SD550 70-ft., slim, SC430 air (F)(F) $85,000 2188, UC572 CaseNew SkidHolland w/Bkt, 20125W ...................... $34,000 Degelman $20,000(D) 440 6900............................................. 14-ft. dozer. #WUM570. CIH 8120 Combine, WNC432 ......................... NEW (F) JD STS 9660, WUH346 .................................. $31,000 (S) . (D) Casew/936D IH L760 loader. #56063W................$7500 tank. #47095W. . ....................................$161,000 (S) NH 94C Hd, ..................................................... $45,000 (D) CIH............................................................$222,000 8120 Combine, W82055 .......................... NEW (H) 2008 Case IH 535 HD, all new tires. #15269W... (D) 440 C3 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20130W .............. $36,000 JD Dpr, WUH261 ................................. $29,000 42GB Hd, ................................... $65,000 (D) 60XT 2006 Case IH 4410W82076 120-ft.......................... sprayer. #53177W. (D) 2011w/635F CaseJD,IHWUH262 180 Magnum #15337W............... (B) Bourgault 5710, 5440 air tank. #47058W$83,160 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20131W ................. $22,000 (W)(D) CIH 8120 Combine, NEW .... ........................................ $35,000 (S) Honeybee . ............................................................$229,650 Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $71,000 (D) Skat Trak 1500D Skid,5710 20088W ..............5350 $17,000 8120 Combine, W82078 ......................... NEW . ............................................................$172,000 (F) 2003 Bourgault 54-ft., air tank. (W) CIH (D). ............................................................$133,000 9760 JD w/36D Dpr Hd w/Fgr Rl, 22015W .... $231,000 (S) (F) 2010 Case IH 535 Quad #15274W......$307,400 Magnatrac Skid w/Bkt, Dzr, 20111W $6,000 (W)(D) CIH 8120 Combine, NEW .... (W) 1680 CIH, ......................................... $30,000 (S) MacDon 963 Hd, ......................... Call for Pricing (D) 4800#WUD075.............................................$101,100 2008 Case IH 4420W82080 100-ft.......................... sprayer. #53165W. (D) 2011 Case IH23022W L780 loader. #56076W....$17,500 (D) 2008 Case IH 535 #15338W................$136,500 (B) CIH 2142 35’ Drpr Hd, W82057 ................... NEW Post Diggers (B)2010 1680Case CIH,IH23057W ........................................... $29,000 (S) MacDon D60 Hd, .......................................... $61,000 . ............................................................$205,000 (D) 210 Magnum #15341W............... (F) 2004 Bourgault 5710 54-ft., 5440 air tank. (D)Hondybee 2010 Case IH 535 #15363W......$320,000 40GB HdQuad , ..................................... 59,000 (H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 (B) CIH 2152 35’ Dpr Hd, W82024 ..................... NEW (H). ............................................................$170,000 1680 CIH, 23058W .......................................... $38,000 (S) 2007 Case 4420 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY377.... 3655 ............................ Call for Pricing (W) 3pt#WUD087.............................................$130,000 (D)Honeybee 2010 Case IH ,535 Quad #15362W. .....$300,000 (D)(F) CIH 2152 40’ IH Drpr Hd, W82062 ................... NEW (W) 1688 CIH, 23050W ......................................... $45,000 (S) F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52030W .............. $800 . ............................................................$170,000 (D) 1999 Case IH23082W MX240......................................... Magnum #15368W. ......... (S) (D) 2005 Bourgault 5710,52022W 6550 .............. air tank.$1,295 #47084W.. (D) CIH CIH 1010 , .......................... Call for Pricing (B) McMillin 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82065 ................... NEW (W) 1688 CIH, $50,000 Hyd Post Dgr, (H)3 2010 CaseHds IH 535 4WD. #15378W......$265,000 CR960, .................................................... $180,000 IH 4420 #53157W. . ..............................................................$70,000 . ............................................................$205,000 (D)(W) CIH2008 2152Case 40’ Drpr Hd,120-ft. W82050sprayer. ................... NEW ... w/1015 CIH PU Hd, 23084W ............................... $7,000 (S) Misc (F)NH 2011 Case IH 550 Quad #WUT630.....$365,000 Grain Augers & Vacs 2152 45’ Drpr Hd, W82074 ................. NEW . ............................................................$219,000 (F) 245 Magnum #WUT594$158,000 (D) 2004 John 1895 42-ft., 1910 tow behind (W) CIH (B)2011 CIHCase 2188,IH23046W ........................................... $47,500 (F) 2012 Case IH 550 Quad #WUT631.....$377,000(H) C1000SR SwathDeere Roller, 520354W ................. $750 (D)2011 CIHCase 2188IH w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23099W & 23100W ........ (W) 7x36 Westfield w/16HP Briggs, 51034W ....... $2,100 (D) 2001 Rogator 1254 90-ft. sprayer. #53144W...... (H) 245CIHMagnum #15292W. $165,950 tank. #47128W. (B)7x51 2011Westfield Case IH 600 Quad #15327W......$395,000 Lawn.....................................$150,000 & Garden w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... $2,500 $12,000 (D) . ..............................................................$68,000 (F) 2009 ........................................................................... Case IH 245 Magnum #WUT644$135,000 (D) 425 JD Lawn Tractor w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm, (F) 1983 Versatile 835 #WUT642................$22,000 (D) 8x41 Westfield, 51016W .................................. $4,500 (H) CIH 2188, 23109W .......................................... $40,000 (B) 2006 Rogator 1274C 90-ft. sprayer. #53158W.... Planters (F) 2011 Case IH 260 Magnum #WUT586$180,000 19015W ................................................................. $6,950 (F)8x46 1991Westfield, Versatile 1156 51055W#WUT649..............$63,000 .................................. $3,500 (W) CIH 2188, 23111W ......................................... $85,000 (D) (H) 2009 Case IH 1250 24 Tractor, row. #46022W.. $120,000 . ............................................................$169,000 (B) MX270 Magnum #15348W. ......... (B) Grasshopper Lawn SCNew Brandt, 51058W ............................... $2,100 (F) 718K (B)1999 CIHCase 2388,IH23018W ........................................... $90,000 (W)8x52 1996 Holland 9682 #16129W.......$70,000 .............................................................. $5,000 (W)WUM534 1997 John Deere 1750 8 row. #46029W. ........... (B) 2006 Top Air TA1600 120-ft. sprayer. #53179W.. Westfield Swg #WUT472.......$123,000 Agr, 51057W ... $2,500 (B). ..............................................................$65,000 CIH 2388, 23047W ......................................... $100,000 (D) (F)MK 20058x51 John Deere 9520 Lawn Tractor, MK100x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51054W $5,000 (D) 721 .Grasshopper (F)2011 CIHCase 2388 IH w/1015 WUH211#15361W. .................... $ $142,000 . ..............................................................$40,000 ..............................................................$19,500 (D) 275Hdr, Magnum 186,000 (D) (W) 2011 John Deere 9630 #14117W. . .....$285,000 19016W ............................................................... $11,500 (W) CIH 2388IHw/30’ Hdr, 23066W &23067W ............... (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, 51036W $7,100 (F) 2009 Apache 1010 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY379.... (D) 2010 John Deere NT1770 12 row. #46025W. . .... (F) 2011 Case 3151010 Magnum #WUT659$223,000 (W)1535LP 1994 Cat Challenger #18031W....$55,000 Brandt Cnvyr,85C 51010W ............. $12,500 (B) ZTR Grizzly Dixon Lawn Mower, $97,400 (W) . ............................................................$137,000 . ..............................................................$92,500 (F) 2011 ........................................................................... Case IH 340 Magnum #WUT657$230,000 19013W ................................................................. $6,500 (F) 1026 2004 REM Cat Challenger MT855 Grain Vac, 52096A#WUT641$145,000 ................. $6,500 (F) CIH 2588, WIH319 ......................................... $195,000 (W)

Used Equipment

Combines & Headers

(B) 670 Cat w/SP36 HB Dpr Hd, 25002W ............ $190,000 (W) NH TR95 w/971 NH 25’ Hd, 24114&2114A ..... $7,000 (D) (2) NH TR98 w/994 36’ Dpr, 971 PU Hd, 24025W or 24026W ....................................................... $101,100 (D) NH TR66 w/36’ 960 MacDon Dpr Hd, 2009W &28019W .............................................. $64,000 (D) NH TX68, 24016W ........................................... $65,000 w/36’ MacDon 962 Dpr Hd, 24017W ................ $28,000 (W) NH CR960, 24019W .................................... $160,000 (F) NH CR960, WUH370 .................................... $137,000 (D) NH CR970, 24021W ..................................... $188,000 (D) NH CR 970, 24022W .................................... $180,000 w/94C NH 42’ Dpr Hd, 24023W ....................... $47,000 (F) NH CR 970, WUH324 ................................... $152,000 (W) NH CR9070, 24027W ................................. $270,000 (D) NH CR 9070, 24024W ................................. $260,000 (S) NH CR9070, 24035W .................................... $249,000 w/NH 94C 42’ Dpr Hd, 24036W ....................... $42,000 (W) JD 9600, 22004W ............................................. $52,000 (W) JD 9600, 22011W ............................................. $49,000 (W) JD 9650 w/930R JD Hdr, 22007W,22009W .. $123,500 (F) JD STS 9660, WUH346 .................................. $31,000 w/936D JD Dpr, WUH261 ................................. $29,000 w/635F JD, WUH262 ........................................ $35,000 (D) 9760 JD w/36D Dpr Hd w/Fgr Rl, 22015W .... $231,000 (W) 1680 CIH, 23022W ......................................... $30,000 (B) 1680 CIH, 23057W ........................................... $29,000 (H) 1680 CIH, 23058W .......................................... $38,000 (W) 1688 CIH, 23050W ......................................... $45,000 (W) 1688 CIH, 23082W ......................................... $50,000 w/1015 CIH PU Hd, 23084W ............................... $7,000 (B) CIH 2188, 23046W ........................................... $47,500 (D) CIH 2188 w/30’ CIH 1010 Hdr, 23099W & 23100W ........ ........................................................................... $12,000 (H) CIH 2188, 23109W .......................................... $40,000 (W) CIH 2188, 23111W ......................................... $85,000 (B) CIH 2388, 23018W ........................................... $90,000 (B) CIH 2388, 23047W ......................................... $100,000 (F) CIH 2388 w/1015 Hdr, WUH211 .................... $142,000 (W) CIH 2388 w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23066W &23067W ............... ........................................................................... $97,400 (F) CIH 2588, WIH319 ......................................... $195,000

w/CIH 1010 30’ Hd, WUH320 ............................. $8,000 w/CIH 1042 36’ Cpr Hd, WUH323 ................... $22,000 (F) CIH 6088, WUH312 ....................................... $215,000 (F) CIH 7010 w/36’ Grain Belt Hdr, WUH297 ..... $310,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH172 ........................................ $196,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH232 ....................................... $280,000 (D) CIH 8010, 23075W ........................................ $265,000 (D) CIH 8010, 23076W ........................................ $265,000 (W) CIH 8010, 23087W ....................................... $270,000 (F) CIH 8010, WUH342 ....................................... $185,000 (F) CIH 8120, WUH298 ....................................... $330,000 (S) CIH 2388, ........................................................... $89,900 (S) CIH 7010, ......................................................... $240,000 (S) 08 CIH 7010, .................................................. $249,000 (S) 07 CIH 8010, .................................................. $249,000 (S) 06 CIH 8010, .................................................. $220,000 (S) MF 860, UC550 ..................................................... $9,500 (S) 2 Honeybee SP36 Hds, .............................. $59,500 (S) CIH 8230 PT Swthr, UC558 ......................... $8,500 (S) CIH 8120, UC564 ........................................... $299,000 (S) CIH 2188, UC565 ............................................. $69,500 (S) MacDon 973 Hd, UC566 .............................. $29,500 (S) CIH 2188, UC572 ............................................. $85,000 (S) NH 94C Hd, ..................................................... $45,000 (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $65,000 (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $71,000 (S) MacDon 963 Hd, ......................... Call for Pricing (S) MacDon D60 Hd, .......................................... $61,000 (S) Hondybee 40GB Hd, ..................................... 59,000 (S) Honeybee 3655, ............................ Call for Pricing (S) 3 CIH 1010 Hds, .......................... Call for Pricing (S) NH CR960, .................................................... $180,000

Grain Augers & Vacs

(W) 7x36 Westfield w/16HP Briggs, 51034W ....... $2,100 (D) 7x51 Westfield w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... $2,500 (D) 8x41 Westfield, 51016W .................................. $4,500 (D) 8x46 Westfield, 51055W .................................. $3,500 (B) 8x52 SC Brandt, 51058W ............................... $2,100 (D) MK 8x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51057W ... $2,500 (D) MK100x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51054W $5,000 (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, 51036W $7,100 (W) 1535LP Brandt Cnvyr, 51010W ............. $12,500 (W) 1026 REM Grain Vac, 52096A ................. $6,500

Skid Steers

(W) 632 Bobcat, 20018W ........................................ $7,250 (H) 642B Bobcat w/Bkt, 20124W ........................... $7,500 (H) 743 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20101W ............................ $8,500 (B) S130 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20112W ....................... $18,995 (D) 753 Bobcat, 20083W ....................................... $19,000 (H) 753 Bobcat, 20085W ....................................... $12,000 (D) S150 Bobcat, 20120W .................................... $23,000 (D) S150 Bobcat w/BKT, BkT Bite, 20133W ....... $22,500 (D) S205 Bobcat, no Bkt, 20120W ....................... $23,000 (B) S205 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20146W ........................ $26,500 (D) S205 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20142W ......................... $25,000 (F) 863 Bobcat, WUT322 ...................................... $19,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20105W ..................................... $23,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20136W .................................... $18,000 (D) S330 Bobcat w/80” Bkt, 20094W ................... $43,000 (W) LS160 NH Skid 20109W ............................. $19,000 (D) 1825 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20128W .................... $10,000 (D) 1825B Case Skid w/Bkt 20129W ................. $14,000 (D) 1845 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20127W ................... $14,000 (F) 420 SSL Case Skid, WUT324 ..................... $23,000 (F) 435 SSL Case Skid, WUT341 ..................... $35,000 (D) 440 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20125W ...................... $34,000 (D) 440 C3 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20130W .............. $36,000 (D) 60XT Case Skid w/Bkt, 20131W ................. $22,000 (D) Skat Trak 1500D Skid, 20088W .............. $17,000 (D) 4800 Magnatrac Skid w/Bkt, Dzr, 20111W $6,000

Post Diggers

(H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 (W) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52030W .............. $800 (B) McMillin Hyd Post Dgr, 52022W .............. $1,295

Misc

(H) C1000SR Swath Roller,

520354W .................

Lawn & Garden

(D) 425 JD Lawn Tractor w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm,

$750

19015W .................................................................

$6,950

WUM534 ..............................................................

$5,000

(F) 718K Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, (D) 721 Grasshopper Lawn Tractor,

19016W ............................................................... $11,500

(B) ZTR Grizzly Dixon Lawn Mower,

19013W .................................................................

$6,500

(D) CIH Farmall 40, W80137 .................................. NEW (W) CIH Farmall 60, W80170 ................................. NEW (D) CIH Farmall 95, W80193 .................................. NEW (B) CIH Farmall 95, W80189 .................................. NEW (D) CIH 95U FWA, W80138 ..................................... NEW (D) CIH 105U FWA, W80160 .................................. NEW (B) CIH Puma 125 FWA, W80053 ........................ NEW w/L750 Ldr, W85038 ...................................... NEW (W) CIH Puma 165 FWA, W80112 ...................... NEW w/LX770 Ldr, W85140 .................................. NEW (D) CIH Puma 210, W80037 .................................... NEW w/L770 Ldr, W85031 ...................................... NEW (F) CIH Scout Ut Vehicle, WNM126 .................... NEW (D) CIH 72” Finish Mwr, W85133 ....................... NEW (F) CIH SCX100 16’ Pvt Tng, WNH526 ............ NEW (F) CIH HDX 182 Agr Hd, WNH553 ................. NEW (W) CIH WD1203 Swthr, W83050 ....................... NEW (W) CIH RB564 Rnd Blr, AW,TW, W83013 ........ NEW (W) CIH RB564 Rnd Blr, Ele Twn Nt, W83014 .. NEW (W) CIH SPX3330 SP Spryr, W85098 ............... NEW (F) CIH SPX3330 SP Spryr, WNH585 ................ NEW (W) CIH SRX160 134’ Wld Boom Spryr, W85043 ................................................................................. NEW (F) CIH 8120 Combine, WNC432 ......................... NEW (D) CIH 8120 Combine, W82055 .......................... NEW (W) CIH 8120 Combine, W82076 ......................... NEW (W) CIH 8120 Combine, W82078 ......................... NEW (W) CIH 8120 Combine, W82080 ......................... NEW (B) CIH 2142 35’ Drpr Hd, W82057 ................... NEW (B) CIH 2152 35’ Dpr Hd, W82024 ..................... NEW (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82062 ................... NEW (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82065 ................... NEW (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82050 ................... NEW (W) CIH 2152 45’ Drpr Hd, W82074 ................. NEW

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BeefTalk: Cows are bred well

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Twenty-four percent are projected to calve The Dickinson Research Extension Cenwithin the first three weeks of June. ter switched production systems last year What is very interesting, because the when the bulls were moved from an early center would like to have all the calves June to an early August turnout. In other worked by June 15, is that an additional words, no more March through April calv21 cows could be culled that are projected ing. Now, it is May through June calving. to calve after June 15. This would mean The transition has been challenging, but the center would have an estimated 45-day there seems to be light at the end of the tuncalving season. nel. The early uneasiness of cows breeding Based on reproduction, this would leave in late summer seems to be set aside. Havthe center with 219 mature cows to calve ing finished ultrasounding the cows, they next spring. Unfortunately, not all the cows bred well. still are sound. As the end-of-the-year evaluEven as the cattle went through the ation takes place, the number easily could chutes, the feeling was good. Interestingly, be cut to 200. The replacement heifers have the cows seemed to be bred steadily until not been ultrasounded, but the anticipation about midway through the second cycle and of having 40 replacements bred on time is then tailed off quickly. One could say the very realistic. This would leave the center cows were almost all bred by a cycle and with 240 cows to calve next spring. a half. That essentially may be two cycles In reviewing the spring of 2012, the cenonce calving is complete. The point is that ter held more than 235 cows. Although the the cows bred well despite the later bull center has the capacity to graze a few more turnout, late summer heat and dry pastures. cows, with the pending forecasts of continIn fact, based on the ultrasounds, the ued dry weather, there is no rush to increase projected first 21-day calving percentages cow numbers. In fact, if the weather conlook very good. Sixty-seven percent of the tinues to remain dry, the center may have mature cows are projected to calve within to reduce numbers further. However, that the first 21 days of the calving season startthought needs to wait for the mid to lateing May 10. That way, two-thirds of the cows should be calved out on crested wheat. CONTINUED ON PAGE B29

Prairie Fare: Gluten-free eating necessary for some

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “I see a lot of gluten-free foods in the grocery store. Should all of us be eating gluten-free?” the participant asked me. I was answering some questions after teaching a nutrition class. “That depends. If you have celiac disease, then you need to avoid gluten for medical reasons. Not all people need to avoid gluten, though,” I replied. Our discussion continued quite a while, and this topic garnered a lot of interest from the rest of the class. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats (unless labeled gluten-free). Gluten acts somewhat like elastic and provides a framework for bread. As yeast bread rises, gluten proteins stretch and allow expansion of the dough. Gluten-free bread products usually contain eggs or some type of food gum that mimics the action of gluten. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, one out of every 133 people has celiac disease, which also is known as gluten sensitive enteropathy. They must avoid gluten for the rest of their lives. This autoimmune disease often is accompanied by abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or skin rashes, among other possible symptoms. Damage to the intestinal tract may result in nutritional deficiencies, which can promote osteoporosis, anemia and other conditions. People with celiac disease may experience unintended weight loss, joint pain, numbness in the hands or feet, depression, migraine headaches, fatigue, weakness and/or other symptoms. Children with the disease might not grow as well as expected. Celiac disease can occur at any age, from childhood to later adulthood, but you cannot diagnose yourself. Specific blood antibody tests and other medical procedures are used to diagnose the disease. Some people who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease may experience similar, but milder, symptoms. Another category, nonceliac gluten intolerance (or sensitivity), is being debated within the medical community. Be sure to discuss your health concerns with a medical care provider. Many gluten-free products are available, which is of great benefit to the many people who have celiac disease. However, gluten-free foods are not necessarily healthier for people who do not need to avoid gluten for a medical reason. Be sure to compare Nutrition Facts labels to learn more about the foods you are buying. Gluten may be found in processed meats, ice cream, ketchup, soy sauce, mouthwash, toothpaste and many other items. Sometimes you need to contact the manufacturer to CONTINUED ON PAGE B33


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winter weather projections. Regardless, the center’s May-through-June calving season was successful this past year. Of the 235 cows that were overwintered, seven did not calve. The other 228 cows weaned 218 calves. An easier calving environment was not a question or concern when the center switched calving seasons. Rather, it was the ability of the cows to breed, particularly once the summer nutritional status began to decline and the temperatures began to climb. Fortunately, based on the CHAPS benchmarks provided by the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association, the center continues to meet and exceed the typical values for the percentage of calves born the first 21 days, as well as the second 21 days. In reviewing the benchmarks, the percentage of mature cows that calved within 21 days was 63.4 percent. The center is projecting a calving within the first 21 days next year at 66.8 percent. The percentage of mature cows that calved within 42 days was 88.8 percent, and the center is projecting next year to be at 90.6 percent. Although the calendar still is being worked on to reschedule the various management activities that revolve around calving periods, the center is adjusting to a May-through-June calving season. One thing that certainly is missed is those big calves coming across the scale at weaning. However, after a pinch and a little reality check, the calves are 60 days younger and that means at least 150 pounds of gain have yet to be put on. That will come because the calves are settling in the yards and preparing to go to standing corn. They look healthy and spry and certainly ready to take on winter. The vaccinations have been given and a booster will be forthcoming. Although a pleasant problem, few of these calves ever will end up back on the ranch because increasing market pressure will pull even those great replacementquality heifers to market.

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Prairie Fare: Tighten your belt with wise dining decisions

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “These are right-sized portions,” our 17-yearAlthough the prospect of eating leftovers while Try making your own restaurant-style food old son commented as he examined the burrito on vacation wasn’t exciting to our kids, the food at home. Here’s a recipe courtesy of the Pennon his plate. still was tasty the next day. sylvania Nutrition Education Network. You can “Yes, this is a perfect amount of food for me, I think our kids learned a little bit about food make these burritos as mild or spicy as you like and the sauce is delicious,” our 14-year-old economics as they saw the prices and amounts by varying the salsa. If you like extra spice, add daughter said in agreement. of food. I hope they have learned some healthful some ground cumin, chili powder or taco season“I like how colorful it is in this restaurant, too!” habits. Diners can use several strategies to trim ing to the rice and bean mixture. our 9-year-old daughter announced. calories and maximize nutrition. This meal is budget-friendly, too. A serving My husband and I looked at each other and • Consider sharing an entrée or having an ap(about one-eighth of the recipe) costs less than grinned. Then we looked at our children as they petizer as a meal. Many restaurants also offer 50 cents. continued to discuss the merits of the meal and smaller portions for a reduced cost. Bean and Rice Burritos decor. We had newly minted “restaurant critics” • Be cautious about the bread, chips and other 2 c. cooked rice (2/3 c. raw rice prepared acin our midst. freebies that might be offered before your entrée cording to package instructions) We were on a vacation trip out of state and had arrives. Set a limit. You can pack away a lot of 1 small onion, chopped discovered a local Mexican-style restaurant. Our calories in the 15-minute waiting time. 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and kids were correct about the quality of the food. • Ask for a take-out box at the start of the meal rinsed Not only was the food flavorful and piping hot, to help manage large portions: Out of sight, out Spices such as chili powder or cumin (optional) but the prices were as reasonable as the portion of mouth! 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas sizes. • Consider your beverage choices. Beverage 1/2 c. salsa (plus more to serve on the side) In other words, we weren’t “overstuffed burcalories add up quickly and promote weight gain. 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese ritos” with empty pocketbooks when we left the Liquid calories tend not to be as satisfying as food Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Prepare the restaurant. calories, according to some researchers. Tap water rice as directed on the package. Rinse and peel However, the previous evening, we had with ice and a slice of lemon is free, so it’s easy the onion, then chop it into small pieces. Pour the eaten in a family-style restaurant with portions on the budget, too. beans into a strainer, then rinse well with running that surprised our kids. The server set down a • Have soup as a first course. Researchers have water. Drain. Mix the cooked rice, chopped onion casserole-sized portion in front of my wide-eyed shown that a first course of broth-based soup and beans (and spices such as chili powder or older daughter. can significantly decrease the amount of overall cumin, if desired) in a bowl. Place tortilla on a “We should have shared a meal!” she said as calories consumed in the meal. flat surface and top with 1/2 cup of the rice and she looked at the chicken potpie. It was topped • Try a side salad or fruit as a side item in place bean mixture. Fold the sides of the tortilla to hold with a biscuit the size of her head. She made a of fried side dishes, such as onion rings. Order the rice and beans. Put each filled tortilla (burrito) gallant effort but ate less than half. any dressings or sauces “on the side” so you can in the baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Pour the “I have enough ribs for a middle-aged adult,” control how much you use. salsa over the baked burritos and top with cheese. our 9-year-old daughter exclaimed. I was thinking • Trim calories on your sandwich by opting for Serve warm. she had enough for a teenage boy. mustard instead of mayonnaise. Makes eight servings. Each serving has 370 On the other hand, my husband and son ate all • If a salad bar is an option, load your plate calories, 8 grams (g) of fat, 60 g of carbohydrate, of their food and waddled out of the restaurant, with the dark, leafy greens, carrot sticks and other 5 g of fiber and 560 milligrams of sodium. slightly miserable for the rest of the evening. With vegetables, instead of salads mixed with dressing For more information about food preparation a stack of take-out boxes, we returned to our hotel or sauces. and preservation, see the Prairie Fare blog at room, which had a refrigerator and a microwave. • If you decide to have dessert, split it with at http://www.prairiefare.areavoices.com. We don’t like to waste food. least one other person.

Prairie Fare: Here’s the scoop on snow removal

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Am I in trouble?” my husband asked as we “dead man’s switch.” This required safety feature strain on your body. stood in the darkened entry of a restaurant waitturns off the motor if you were to slip or lose your • Begin shoveling slowly to avoid placing a ing for a table. He was looking down at his dark grip on the machine. Be cautious of the muffler, sudden demand on your heart. Pace yourself and brown winter coat. which can become very hot and pose a burn haztake breaks as needed. “What happened?” I asked. ard for children and adults. Protect your eyes and • Protect your back from injury by lifting corHe stepped into the light and I saw a fairly ears with goggles and ear protection. rectly. Stand with your feet about hip width for large hole near the lower pocket of his winter Be sure to keep children and pets clear of snow balance and keep the shovel close to your body. coat. I had bought him the coat for a birthday gift blowers because, in addition to snow, these maBend from the knees (not the back) and tighten a couple of years ago. chines throw rocks, sticks, ice and other objects. your stomach muscles as you lift the snow. Avoid He had been in a hurry to get to a meeting, but Steer the chute away from windows, too. twisting movements. If you need to move the a snowplow had left a wall of snow at the end of Be cautious about what you wear. Be careful snow to one side, reposition your feet to face the our driveway. He was doing some quick snow about loose clothing, long scarves or long hair, direction the snow will be going. removal and ran out of gas in the snow blower which could become entangled in the moving • Most importantly, listen to your body. Stop before he could complete the job. parts. if you feel pain. “I turned off the snow blower and bent over to If you have to deal with snow but lack a snow You can find more information about snow get the gas can. I got too close to the muffler,” he blower, shoveling is another option that also shoveling safety in “The Scoop on Snow Shovelsaid a bit sheepishly. doubles as physical activity. However, shoveling ing Safety” available at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ I looked at the melted hole in his thigh-length puts stress on the heart. Consider these additional pubs/yf/fitness/fn1518.pdf. jacket. I visualized him running around the yard health and safety tips when you are removing After your winter workout, you might enjoy a in a flaming coat. He assured me no flames were snow. hot beverage. Here’s a make-it-yourself mocha involved. • Avoid caffeine or nicotine before beginning to enjoy as you look out your window at your “That’s now your ‘everyday jacket’ for snow to remove snow. These are stimulants, which may accomplishment. blowing,” I said. increase your heart rate and cause your blood Café Mocha “The stores will have coats on clearance soon,” vessels to constrict. This places extra stress on 1 c. nonfat milk he added. He’s kind of practical and frugal. the heart. 1 c. coffee (decaffeinated or caffeinated) I thought of much worse things that can happen • Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is just as 4 Tbsp. hot chocolate mix during snow removal. big an issue in cold winter months as it is in the Nonfat whipped topping and cinnamon (opSnow blowers or snow throwers are linked to summer. tional) more than 6,000 emergency room visits, accord• Dress in several layers so you can remove a Heat milk in saucepan or microwave oven until ing to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product layer as needed. Synthetic fibers help wick away warm; do not boil. Add coffee and hot chocolate Safety Commission. While sprains and strains perspiration better than natural fibers. Be sure to mix. Stir well and heat to desired temperature. often accompany snow blower accidents, many wear boots with slip-resistant soles. Divide coffee mixture between two mugs. Top injuries involve the hands and fingers. According • Warm your muscles before shoveling by with nonfat whipped topping and cinnamon, if to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand walking for a few minutes or marching in place. desired. Note: You can substitute 1 cup of water (ASSH), 3,000 hand injuries, including 283 finger Stretch the muscles in your arms and legs because and 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder for the milk. amputations, were reported in a 1999 study. warm muscles will work more efficiently and be Makes two servings. Without whipped topping, To avoid snow blower injuries, keep all safety less likely to be injured. each serving has 180 calories, 1 gram (g) of fat, guards in place, don’t use your hands or feet to • Pick the right shovel for you. A smaller blade 38 g of carbohydrate, 9 g of protein and 180 milunclog snow in the auger, and don’t disable the will require you to lift less snow, putting less ligrams of sodium.


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know if the product contains gluten. If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, you need to be cautious about cross- contaminating gluten-containing foods with nongluten-containing foods. For example, if you have one person eating gluten-free in a household, you may need to have separate jars of mayonnaise and peanut butter for that person because the contents can become contaminated with gluten from breadcrumbs. In addition, you may need to have two separate toasters. One toaster could be designated for use with gluten-free products only. Also, remember that the “gluten-free” designation often carries a higher price tag. According to a research article published in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, all of the gluten-free products researchers studied were more expensive than similar products that contained gluten. In fact, the gluten-free products, on average, were 242 percent more expensive than gluten-containing products. Many foods are gluten-free naturally unless they are crosscontaminated by gluten-containing foods during processing at a food company or during food preparation at home or in a restaurant. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, hard cheese, dry edible beans, meat, fish and poultry without breading or certain flavorings are naturally gluten-free in their “whole food” form. Rice and potatoes contain no gluten and are available as flour that can be used to make bread. For more information about celiac disease, visit http:// www.celiac.org. Colorado State University Extension has a fact sheet about gluten-free baking available at http://www. ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09376.pdf. Here’s a recipe for a gluten-free sweet treat with just five ingredients. Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies 2 c. creamy peanut butter 1 c. white sugar 1 c. brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla (if desired) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients. Drop by teaspoon full on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press the tops lightly with the tines of a fork to create a crisscross pattern. Bake for about eight minutes. Makes 24 cookies. Each cookie has 210 calories, 12 grams (g) of fat, 20 g of carbohydrate, 7 g of protein and 110 milligrams of sodium.

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Prairie Fare

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutritionist Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Read this with a grain of salt

“This meal is really good,” I commented. My husband had prepared roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy on a cold winter day. “What seasonings did you add?” I asked. “I just added some garlic, salt and pepper,” he replied. “Dad added salt to the food!” our 14-yearold daughter announced as my son came into the kitchen. “Dad added salt? This is really, really good!” our 17-year-old son raved. My husband glanced at me with a bewildered look. I was amused by our kids’ excitement about the addition of salt. They like to give their dad a hard time on occasion, too. Maybe we had gone overboard with our infrequent addition of salt as we cook. We usually add salt “to taste” at the table. Was our food really that bland, or was our home-cooked food less salty than the foods they ate in other places? According to a 2010 Institute of Medicine report, Americans consume the equivalent of 1.5 teaspoons of salt, or sodium chloride, per day. High-sodium diets are linked to high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. About one of three Americans has high blood pressure and another one-third have prehypertension. You may have heard the advice to leave your salt shaker in the cupboard. However, most of the salt in foods is not added at the table. Most sodium comes from highly processed foods, such as dinner mixes, or from restaurant or fast foods. Most table salt contains iodine, an element

our bodies cannot manufacture. Our body uses iodine to make thyroid hormones. If we do not consume enough iodine, our thyroid gland can enlarge to form a goiter or large growth at the side of the neck. Goiters are still common in some parts of the world. A deficiency in iodine may result in fatigue, weight gain and cold hands and feet. If a pregnant woman is low in iodine, her baby may be born with a mental disability. Iodine is found in the soil in some areas, so depending on where food was grown, food such as dry edible beans and potatoes may provide iodine. Iodine also can be found in variable amounts in seafood, dairy products, eggs and some multivitamin/multimineral supplements. Be sure you look for “iodized” on the label of the salt containers that you buy. The salt in processed foods typically is not iodized. These are some tips to manage your sodium intake from http://www.choosemyplate.gov: • Eat highly processed foods less often and in smaller portions. • Cook more often at home where you are in control of what’s in your food. Eat plenty of fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits. • Choose more fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt in place of cheese, which is higher in sodium. • Cut back on salt little by little, and pay attention to the natural tastes of various foods. Your taste for salt will lessen through time. • Use spices, herbs, garlic, vinegar or lemon juice to season foods or use no-salt seasoning mixes. Try black or red pepper, basil, curry,

ginger or rosemary. • Read the Nutrition Facts label and the ingredients statement to find packaged and canned foods lower in sodium. Look for foods labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium” or “no salt added.” • Ask for low-sodium foods when you eat out. Restaurants may prepare lower-sodium foods at your request and will serve sauces and salad dressings on the side so you can use less. • Pay attention to condiments. Foods such as soy sauce, ketchup, pickles, olives, salad dressings and seasoning packets are high in sodium. • Boost your potassium intake. Potassium is needed to maintain normal blood pressure levels. Potassium is found in vegetables and fruits such as potatoes, beet greens, tomato juice and sauce, sweet potatoes, beans (white, lima and kidney) and bananas. Other sources of potassium include yogurt, clams, halibut, orange juice and milk. Add some color to your plate. Try this potassium-rich, low-sodium colorful fruit salad to brighten a winter day.

Fresh Fruit Salad

1 (16-ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained 2 bananas, sliced 2 oranges, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 2 apples, cut into bite-sized pieces 8 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt Rinse and prepare fruit as directed. Add yogurt and stir gently to mix. Chill.

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“A good craftsman never blames his tools,” my husband teased. Note to other husbands or significant others: Don’t say that. Ever. I was grumbling about our oven as I removed a lopsided cake that was overly brown on one side and underbaked on the other. Although I had learned how to compensate for the uneven heating, I didn’t exactly enjoy watching food like a hawk. “Well, I am going to buy all new appliances,” I remarked. My husband’s face grew pale at the thought of the cost. Little did he know what would happen next. I decided that if I reached a milestone goal at work, I would reward myself and our family. We needed to shed the appliances that were nearly two decades old before we had a kitchen appliance emergency, I reasoned. We visited every store that sells appliances in our city, compared prices, products and energy usage. We were looking for a two-in-one conventional/convection oven, with a small oven at the top to bake casseroles or a pan of cookies. We wanted a refrigerator/freezer with the freezer unit on the bottom so we could see our frozen food inventory. We measured our space and then we put the information in a file for many months. When my work title changed to professor, I was ready to order our new stainless steel appliances. The appliance salesman stopped over to measure our space. Then he delivered some bad news. Unfortunately, none of the appliances fit. In fact, we had a limited number of choices that would fit in our built-in spots for the stove and refrigerator unless we did some remodeling. Further, all the dishwasher models available were too tall, so we needed to remove the kitchen countertops and boost them about an inch. Our carpenter didn’t think he could remove the counters without damaging them, so we got an estimate for new countertops. By the way, we also needed a new sink and faucets.

Now my face was pale. I thought moving to another house might be less expensive, so I gave up on the idea of new appliances, at least momentarily. Because we love to cook and eat good food, this investment was for our family, I reasoned. We moved forward. Our new appliances are far more efficient, and the kitchen looks pretty sharp, too. I reasoned that we would save enough water and electricity through time to pay for them. Besides, with all the healthful food we will be cooking with our new appliances, we may extend our lives. Yes, I was convincing myself I had done the right thing. Actually, you can save energy, water and money when you choose appliances. According to http://energy.gov, you can use the Energy Star label to find appliances that use less water and energy than the federal standards. Energy Star dishwashers use 5.8 gallons of water per cycle, compared with the 10 gallons per cycle usage of pre-1994 dishwashers. A new Energy Star-rated refrigerator uses 20 percent less energy than federal standards and 40 percent less energy than models sold in 2001. These are a few more energy-saving tips from the U.S. Department of Energy: • Keep range-top burners and reflectors clean; they will reflect the heat better, and you will save energy. • Use a covered kettle or pan or electric kettle to boil water; it’s faster and uses less energy. • Match the size of the pan to the heating element. • Use small electric pans, or toaster or convection ovens for small meals rather than your large stove or oven. A toaster or convection oven uses one-third to one-half as much energy as a full-sized oven. Our kids are delighted with our kitchen investment, and we are enjoying all the features of our “new” kitchen. Our kids probably think that cooking show hosts “Rachael” and “Emeril” are their new parents. Here’s a meal reminiscent of

Sunday dinners.

Classic Beef Pot Roast With Root Vegetables

1 boneless beef chuck shoulder, arm or blade roast (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 14-ounce can beef broth, low salt 1 pound of small, red-skinned potatoes cut in half 1 pound of carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 large onion cut in eight wedges 1 1/2 c. frozen peas 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour dissolved in 1/4 c. cold water Chopped fresh parsley (optional) Seasoning: 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed Combine seasoning ingredients and then press mixture evenly onto all surfaces of the beef pot roast. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat on stove until hot. Place pot roast in stockpot; brown evenly. Pour off drippings. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth to stockpot and bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 1/4 hours. Add potatoes, carrots and onion to stockpot; bring to boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 25 minutes. Stir in peas; continue simmering, covered, five to 10 minutes or until pot roast and vegetables are fork-tender. Remove pot roast and vegetables; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid, if necessary. Measure 1 1/2 cups of cooking liquid and return to stockpot; stir in flour mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir two to three minutes or until thickened. Carve pot roast into thin slices; serve with vegetables and gravy. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


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Switching to an energy crop: Break even or make a profit? Along with the growing interest in biomass energy crops as renewable alternatives to fossil fuels comes a growing list of questions from corn and soybean farmers about what it will cost them to switch. University of Illinois agricultural economist Madhu Khanna developed a customizable online calculator to eliminate some of the guesswork and help farmers make the decision. “We’ve been doing calculations on what it would cost to produce energy crops in Illinois and other states for quite some time, and we realized that it could be useful to people who want to be able to calculate what these costs would be on their own farm,” Khanna said. “We wanted to create a calculator so farmers would be able to make their own assessment.” The feedstock cost and profitability calculator can be found at http://miscanthus. ebi.berkeley.edu/Biofuel/. “It’s an information dissemination tool,” Khanna said. “The calculator allows farmers to put in their own parameters. They can customize the costs based on what their current farming operation looks like, what their current returns are on the land that they are thinking about converting, and learn what it would cost to grow an energy crop on it instead. They can decide at what price it might be feasible for them to produce an energy crop. What is the minimum price they would need in order to make it worthwhile?” After selecting a baseline crop that they are currently farming, users provide specific information about their expenses, yields, and inputs. “Unlike corn and soybeans where we’ve had years of experience and people have developed recommended, standardized application rates and planting techniques, these bioenergy crops are still very experimental,” Khanna said. “We’re still figuring out what the optimum rate of nitrogen application should be, the timing for harvest, and so on. This is based on a representative set of assumptions using our best knowledge to date.” Before using the calculator, Khanna recommends that farmers gather some key information about their current operating expenditures. For example, one line item on the calculator requires the discount rate. “If farmers are thinking of growing energy crops purely as an investment decision, then they would be interested in getting the same return from their investment in an energy crop over time as they would get if they were to put this money in the bank. That’s the discount rate they should use when discounting future returns to compare them to the upfront investment that would be needed to establish an energy crop,” Khanna said. “If the bank is going to give them 4 percent, then they should at least get a 4 percent return on growing an energy crop instead.” Looking for user feedback Khanna said that although the calculator has been internally tested, it hasn’t been tested by real users. She would welcome feedback from farmers about the calculator. Are there aspects of the calculator that need more explanation? What problems arise? Is the calculator easy to use? Khanna hopes to use feedback to create a list of frequently asked questions. “There is a clickable link on the website to submit questions. We hope to get input from users so that we can update the information as it becomes available,” she said. Although Khanna has data for all rain-fed

states in the United States, this first version of the online calculator includes data for only Illinois, Michigan, and Oklahoma. “We presented these three states as illustrative,” Khanna said. “We looked at poplar, Miscanthus, switchgrass, prairie grass, and stover. They behave differently in different parts of the country, so this initial calculator shows the contrast between three very different climate and rainfall regions.” The calculator includes costs for converting both currently cropped land and marginal land. “Land cost is a significant part of the cost of producing energy crops,” Khanna said. “One reason for looking at marginal or less productive cropland is to show that the cost of producing these energy crops is expected to be significantly lower on land that is less productive for growing row crops but could be used productively to grow energy crops. “If you have land that’s currently not being put to any economic use, then you might be able to get high yields from energy crops. Miscanthus doesn’t seem to require very high-quality crop land to begin with, although that is still being studied through field experiments. It’s not affected adversely by low soil quality and nutrient values. So, in southern Illinois, for example, corn yields may be low compared with central Illinois, but Miscanthus could be more productive,” Khanna said. For more information, an in-depth explanation of how the categories and calculations were developed is available on the farmdoc website at http://www.farmdoc. illinois.edu/manage/newsletters/fefo11_06/ fefo11_06.pdf. The production of the biomass feedstocks calculator was funded by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant. If there is enough interest, Khanna said her team will attempt to add to the interface and create a drop-down menu that can be used by farmers in all states. The calculator was based on the article The breakeven costs of alternative feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels, which was published in Aspects of Applied Biology. Haixiao Huang was a co-author.
 #### During the Reign of Terror, a rabbi, a priest, and a rationalist skeptic were on the docket for the morning’s executions. The rabbi was first. Facing the guillotine, he was asked for any last words and cried, “I believe in the one and only true God. He shall save me.” The executioner then positioned the rabbi and pulled the cord. The heavy cleaver plunged downward but abruptly stopped inches above the rabbi’s neck. To which the rabbi said, “I told you so.” “A miracle!” gasped the crowd. The executioner agreed and let the rabbi go free. Next was the priest. Asked for final words, he declared, “I believe in Jesus Christ the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost who will rescue me in my hour of need.” The executioner positioned him and pulled the cord. Again the blade flew downward and again stopped just short. “Another miracle!” sighed the crowd. The executioner again let the condemned go. Now it was the skeptic’s turn. “What final words do you have?” he was asked. But he didn’t hear, as he was staring intently at the guillotine. Not until the executioner poked him and the question was asked again did he reply. “I see your problem,” the skeptic said, pointing. “There’s a blockage in the gear assembly, right there!”


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By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Mom, I can read the sign across the street!” my 9-yearold daughter exclaimed as she stepped outside wearing her purple-framed glasses for the first time. A few weeks prior to that day, she came home from school with a note after a vision screening. We needed to make an appointment with an optometrist. She wasn’t able to see 20/20 and was having trouble reading the whiteboard at school. Both my husband and I needed glasses at her age, so genetics weren’t working in her favor. Vision acuity is measured on a 20/X basis, where the first number is the standard distance of 20 feet between the eye being tested and the eye chart. A person with 20/40 vision can see clearly at 20 feet what a person with normal vision would see at 40 feet. I watched as my daughter noted the sharp outlines on things in her environment. Although she wasn’t thrilled to need glasses, I think she appreciates the clarity. She also likes purple, so choosing a pair of glasses wasn’t so difficult. Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct many types of vision issues, including nearsightedness and farsightedness. However, “low vision” cannot be corrected with glasses. About 3.5 million Americans have low vision. Some of the main contributors to low vision include a poor diet, smoking, aging and uncontrolled diabetes. For example, low vision can result from macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. Those with low vision may lose the ability to see colors, adjust to glare and see in dark areas. If you or someone you know is experiencing issues with low vision, consider some ways to help yourself or that person with food preparation. To decrease glare, install blinds over windows in the kitchen. Gooseneck lamps allow you to have light on your preparation area without as much glare as overhead lights. Use measuring cups that contrast in color with the item being measured. For example, use brown or black measuring cups to measure sugar or flour. To avoid cuts, use cutting boards that contrast in color with the food being chopped. To help prevent burns for someone with low vision, obtain oven mitts that cover to the elbow. If you have an oven with a dial, consider marking the common oven temperatures with a large dot of craft paint near the most common baking temperature. Some ovens will “say” the temperature. Be sure to talk to your eye care professional if you notice any changes in your vision. Have regular eye checkups. Nutrition plays a key role in helping prevent macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of vision loss. Scientists have reported that lutein and zeaxanthin (natural colorants in food, especially fruits and vegetables) can help “feed your eyes.” • Follow Popeye’s philosophy: Eat dark, leafy greens, such as spinach, Swiss chard and kale. They are the best sources of lutein. • If you don’t like spinach, try these good sources of lutein: corn, egg yolk, romaine, lettuce, zucchini, broccoli, brussels sprouts, peas, yellow/orange vegetables (not carrots because they have beta-carotene and are good for night vision) and kiwi. • Enjoy these foods high in zeaxanthin: corn, orange bell peppers, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, spinach, oranges and mango. • Try cooking vegetables to increase the absorption of lutein and zeaxanthin. • Choose healthful fats. Fat allows better absorption of lutein and zeaxanthin. Choose “oil and vinegar” type salad dressing using olive or canola oil instead of the fat-free types. • Enjoy some eggs. Eggs are a highly absorbable source of lutein and zeaxanthin. Try this colorful salad with many eye-healthy pigments and a creamy calcium-rich dressing or substitute your favorite dressing.

Fruit and Veggie Salad

1 Tbsp. lime juice 8 c. fresh spinach, rinsed 1/8 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. red & green grapes, halved 1/8 tsp. ground 1 c. cucumber, sliced mustard 1 large pear, sliced Pepper to taste 2 Tbsp. green onion, chopped 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped Honey Lime Yogurt Dressing 1/2 c. plain yogurt 2 Tbsp. honey Toss all salad ingredients in a large bowl. In separate bowl, mix dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over mixture and toss again.


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BeefTalk: Apoptosis

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Sometimes one just needs to wonder and dream to learn something new. With all the excitement about DNA in the cattle business, one cannot help but learn something. The cattle business is a fairly conservative business that is operated by fairly conservative people. As risk-takers in a high-risk environment, those in the cattle business have learned that conservative management seems to keep the operation around longer. Maximum return is not the goal. Generally, the primary objective is a rather consistent return that gives the producer an opportunity to be around next year. In some cases, the newly arrived expert is even perplexed. Why not listen to all the inputs, chitchat and multitudes of opinion and allocate all the dollars accordingly? The wiser, more experienced will say that with patience comes sanity, and with sanity, one still can appreciate raising cattle. As cattle are sold and move through the production chain, the cattle may decrease in importance, but their investment opportunities may increase. Profit and loss actually may not be a product of burning the midnight ranch oil, but more embedded in the markets and how they move. Spot markets always are active, but actual value and profit and loss are a long chain of accounts, with some being negative and some positive. The true value of a calf may have very little to do with who comes out on the positive side of the equation versus the one who loses. However, back on the ranch, this year’s calf crop is just starting to unfold, and attention is much more focused on survival, livability and brute strength. In fact, calf value probably is not even mentioned very often. Although a 0 percent calf death loss is desired, the reality is that an operation will experience some loss. However, focusing on dead calves is futile because there is always a live calf on the way. Now back to the conservative nature of ranching. Cattle are really not much different than the producers who manage them. Cattle that survive need an array of tools to fend off the elements and produce a living calf. Although management may provide some protection from the elements, as well as a good supply of food, cattle on the ranch need as large of a tool chest as possible to accomplish their desired outcome, which is to survive, reproduce and produce beef. Just the other day, temperatures dropped 50 degrees when we went from slightly above thawing to almost minus 20. However, the cows survived. In fact, they actually handle these massive changes better than the producer. Why? Well, we are now back to the discussion of DNA. As DNA is passed around from one generation to the next, the process is semiconservative. Just as ranchers are conservative and try to minimize risk, the genetic process also minimizes risk and assures us that the next generation will be equipped with all the tools that are needed. How does this happen? Every time a cell divides and the chromosomes replicate, they are copied as one long strand of DNA. Because all chromosomes (the home of DNA) are doubled, every calf gets one whole strand from each chromosome through the reproductive process. This may seem minor but, in reality, this assures that every calf cell always will get one copy of a single strand from the cow and a single strand from the bull for each chromosome. This semiconservative nature of DNA is the basis of our inheritance and leads to the independent assortment of our genetic material and random segregation of genes as they are passed on from one generation to the next. As producers, we may not understand the whole process, but rest assured that the process keeps the toolbox full. Seems heavy, but cattle will survive despite our efforts and always will be adapting to a changing world, which is good. I was reviewing some information on DNA when the term “apoptosis” was displayed on my computer screen. The word apoptosis probably does not come up during a typical coffee shop talk. Apoptosis is the process in which individual cells are programmed genetically through their DNA to be eliminated when their purpose is done. The point is that, as we enhance our efforts at understanding DNA in cattle, DNA always will amaze us on the detail in which every microsecond of life depends. Those details are put in place upon conception and continue, as amazing as it seems, even after death. This seems strange, but dead cells have living functions through apoptosis, which is the process of cell death to allow room for the next generation of living cells. Life is complicated. May you find all your ear tags.

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

1988 Kenworth T800 high hood, 444 Cummins, 13 speed, 46,000 lb. rears on Hendrickson extended leaf, 5-ft. spread, 4.56 ratio, 18,000 lb. front axle, new Hardox 15’6” box, hi-lift tailgate.$39,500 1986 International dump truck, 16-ft. box, Cummins NTC-350, 13 speed, lift axle and pintle hitch.... ......................................$18,500

#9 2004 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood Cat C-15 475 hp (525 hp capable), 16913 13 speed, 3.55 ratio, 252 wheel base, all aluminum wheels. (#9)...................$41,900

1985 Kenworth W900 Cat 3406A, 13 speed, 60” flat top, 260” wheel base............$14,000

1993 Freightliner FLD 120 Cat 3406B 400 hp, day cab, all aluminum wheels, nice.......$17,500

1986 International dump truck, Cummins Big Cam 350 hp with only 58,334 miles on Cummins rebuild from 2000, 15 speed, 46,000# rears, nice box, pintel hitch. Only 397,290 total miles.... ......................................$15,000 1995 Freightliner dump truck, low miles on Cummins N14, performance 9 speed, 14-ft. box, great tires and brakes....$29,500

2004 Peterbilt 379 short hood day cab, Cummins ISX, 13 speed, 11R24.5 new caps, 235” wheel base...........Call for price

1986 Kenworth W900 Cat 3406B, high hood, 2 line wet kit, 13 speed, nice interior.............. ......................................$12,500

1998 Kenworth T800 N14, 10 speed, 3.70 ratio............$18,500

1996 Freightliner FLD 120 water truck, 460 hp, N-14, rear locker. Nice tires!.......................$25,500 2000 Kenworth T800 day cab, Cummins ISM 370 hp, Eaton 10 speed, good brakes. Nice Virgin tires................................$19,500 Freightliner FL70 service truck, welder, air compressor, crane on 11-ft. service bed...........$32,500

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

1984 Freightliner Cummins 400 hp, removable sleeper, 15 speed, aluminum wheels..$8500

1997 Freightliner FLD112 single axle, M11, 10 speed, flat top 40” integrated sleeper, 3.90 ratio, 894,000 miles, nice tires..... ......................................$11,500

1986 Kenworth W900 day cab, wet kit, aluminun wheels, 3406B, 13 speed...........$12,500

2008 Peterbilt 386, Cummins ISX 485 hp, 10 speed, 3.55 ratio, 236” wheel base, dual exhaust, Ali-Arc bumper, Flex Air suspension. Like new Virgin tires. Only 485,396 miles............ ......................................$59,500

2000 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood, Cat 475 hp, engine has 250,000 on rebuild call for more info, 18918 18 speed, tall 24.5 Virgin tires, bunk bed, American Class Interior, 3.55 ratio, 265” wheel base, 2 line wet kit........ $41,900

2006 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX 475 hp, 10 speed, sp40 3.70 ratio, 60” removable sleeper, Tru-Flo wet kit,11R22.5 tires on all aluminum wheels....... ......................................$46,900

2005 Kenworth T800 day cab, Cummins ISX 450 hp, 3.55 ratio, 11R22.5 virgin drivers, 2-line wet kit . ................................$42,500

#19 2004 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood Cat single turbo 475 hp, 10 speed, 3.55 ratio, 252” wheelbase, 2 tone paint, drop visor, all aluminum wheels. Nice Virgin tires. Ready for work (#19).......... ......................................$39,500

1986 International Cat 3406B, 13 speed, 255 wheelbase, aluminum steer. Price reduced to............$15,000

Just In 1983 Kenworth W900 water truck, Cummins, 15 speed, 2600 gallon spray truck.... ......................................$21,500

1994 Volvo Detroit 365/400 hp, 188” wheelbase, 9 speed..$9500 1991 International daycab, 3176 Cat, 10 speed, 3.21 rears, low pro 24.5 good tires..................$9500

#11 2004 Peterbilt 379 EXT Hood Cat single turbo 475 hp, 10 speed, 3.55 ratio, 252” wheelbase, all aluminum wheels. Ready for work.(#11).....$37,500

Steerable lift axles Hendrickson Paralift with axle..................... $3600

1993 Volvo 13 speed, 212” wheelbase, great brakes, virgin drives................................$9500

2006 Chevrolet 3/4 ton, long box, 6.0L gas, automatic..........$5995

1998 Western Star Cat 3406E, 13 speed, 46,000# rears with rear locker, 11R24.5 Virgin nice tires................................$19,500

1998 Freightliner Classic water truck, Detroit 500 hp rebuilt in 2005, 13 speed, 265” wheel base, near new cap drive tires..... ......................................$29,000

ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS WITH EXCHANGE

Transmissions and Differentials

2008 Load King belly dump trailer, center point spring suspension..........................$32,500

1969 Timpte double bottom delly dump........................$7500

1998 R-Way tri-axle belly dump.. ......................................$24,500 1997 R-Way belly dump, aluminum wheels, good tires, ready for work..........................$24,500 T H E

1993 Trail King 40-ft. tri-axle belly dump, 11R22.5 tires, Budd wheels...........................$23,500

1985 Trail King tri-axle belly dump, all new king pin plate and bushings, good super single tires, good brakes. Ready for work...............................$17,500

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

2006 Wilson Step Deck aluminum/ steel, 48x102. Just in......... ....................Call for more info!

Engines

1982 Clement end dump pup, 14-ft. box, 34-ft. overall......$7500

Reman Crankshafts

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

2 CAT C15 Engines

MXS69658 475-hp..................$7500

TRUCK SHOP BILLINGS O F

Call 406-254-2400

RTLO16913....$2750 ($1500 core) RTO14613........................... $1500 Most 9, 10, 13 and 15 speeds.CALL Rockwell, Eaton, Spicer, IH differentials - most ratios available

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Cummins N14’s, BCII 400, BCIII 350   & 400, BCIV 400, M11’s Cat C15’s, 3406E’s, 3406B’s Cat 3054 Serial #5YS.............$3200 Cat 3406E Serial #2WS, recent work........................................$8500 Detroit 6V53T........................$5500 Detroit 60’s Volvo VED7C 275 hp..............$4000 We have a large selection of used parts

HAY TRAILERS!

1990 Fontaine 45x102 flat bed, needs brake lines and lights repaired, good tires..............$3000 1988 Great Dane 45x102, good tires and brakes................$5500 1969 Wilson 42x96, ready for work..................................$3900


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New

Massey-Ferguson Hesston 2170 Big Square Baler

Commercial hay producers and large farmers can now create large “extra density” square bales that are more efficient to stack, load, transport and store, thanks to the introduction of the Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2170XD large square baler. The 2170XD model is built tough with heavy-duty tension cylinders and plunger arms, a heavier fly wheel, and higher-capacity gearbox and driveline to provide the reliable preformance producers have come to expect from Hesston.

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New Versatile 450 4WD K IN STOC The new Versatile fourwheel drive is designed to enhance the profitability of large scale farming operations while upholding the Versatile cornerstones of reliability, durability and ease of service and maintenance.

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ROUND BALERS “AFTER SEASON SPECIALS” Challenger LB34B 3x4 square baler with accumulator, scales...........................$85,900 Hesston 7434 3x4 square baler with roller chute...............................................$74,900 Massey-Ferguson 1835 14x18 square baler.. .............................AVAILABLE IN SPRING

New Augers – IN STOCK

Hesston 565A round, mesh wrap......$12,900 Hesston 565A round baler....................$8900

8x36

8x41 10x70 13x70

USED COMBINES

Gleaner Super 77 with chopper & chaff spreader, auto-steer...................................... $249,000 Gleaner R72........................................ $35,000 Gleaner R72 combine......................... $49,000 Gleaner N6 combine.............................. $9900

New Holland BR780A round baler....$19,900

Case IH 2388 25-ft. 1010 header, 1015 pickup header............................................. $98,900 Case IH 1660 combine with 24-ft. header, 13-ft. pickup header with attachment........ $19,000

Lawn Mowers - IN STOCK

Case IH RBX562 round baler, twine & net...... .......................................................$18,000

Now Accepting WASTE OIL

Hesston 956A round baler.................$19,900

CONSIGNMENTS

Bobcat 2300 Toolcat .....................Coming In White/Gleaner 2662 combine, 30-ft. header with Cummins engine............................. $44,900 John Deere 7700 combine.................. $10,000 White header, 15-ft..................................CALL Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 30-ft. header, pickup header.................................. $42,000 John Deere 212 pickup head with Sund attachment................................................... $3000 2-Universal II 25-ft. pickup reels. Each... $2500 MacDon 9350 swather, no header...... $39,900 MacDon 9000 swather, 14-ft. header... $27,900 Hesston 6400 swather with 20-ft. draper header and 14-ft. auger header...................... $8000 Versatile 400 swather with 21-ft. header..$6000 Brandt 90-ft. trailer sprayer..................... $8500 Marflex 93-60 pickup sprayer, 60-ft. booms...... ........................................................... $5900 Bean sprayer, 300 gallon, 100-ft. hose reel.$1250 Massey-Ferguson 1652 tractor with loader....... . ......................................................... $26,250 Massey-Ferguson 1135 2WD tractor...... $4900 John Deere 4020 2WD tractor with loader, cab, 3-pt., PTO........................................ $10,000 Ford 860 tractor with loader.................... $3995 1116 BF adapter conditioner fits 9030 bidirectional................................................... $2000 Morris Maxum 49-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, double shoot, 7300 tow behind tank.$49,900 Concord 1100 24-ft. air drill with Concord tow between cart................................... $18,900 New Holland 1030 pull-type balewagon..$6000

Case IH RBX562 round baler, twine... $14,900 John Deere 567 round baler...................CALL Neuer 8120 grain vac............................. $5000 Westgo 8x31 PTO drive auger............... $2250 GT 8x40 grain auger, PTO drive............... $990 Westfield D1606 drill fill........................... $650 1965 Dodge truck with hoist, V-8, 5 speed transmission....................................... $2000 1996 Eagle tandem dually pintle hitch flatbed, 6-ft. beavertail..................................... $9000 John Deere 863 12-ft. front dozer blade..$6000 Hustler 52” zero turn mower................... $3600 Melroe 516 19-ft., 3-pt. duckfoot............. $1500 Danuser J20/80 3-pt. digger................... $2000 Farmhand F11 loader with bucket.......... $1800

Vermeer 555XL round baler, 5x5 baler, twine only.................................................$14,900

After Season IN STOCK Sale

Call for your Twine and Net Wrap needs

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USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

Morris 881 Hay Hiker....................... $17,900 H&S HN7A hay machine......................... $4900 New Holland 1032 pull type balewagon..$6900

New

USED AUGERS

Wheatheart 13x80 auger......................$14,900 Farm King 10x80 swing hopper............$10,900 Farm King 13x70 auger with mover......$10,500 Farm King 10x36, Honda engine & mover.CALL Westfield 13x70 swing auger................$10,500 Alloway 10x61 auger................................$3100 Alloway 10x61 swing hopper auger.........$3000 Brandt 8x35, bin sweep, 25-hp engine.....$6500 Brandt 8x35 auger, 25-hp engine............$5200

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New Agco 7660 SpraCoupes 406-727-7153 4181 North Park Trail Great Falls, MT

CFR650 Round Bale Processors Complete feed system with the Patented Feed Chopper™ & “Metered Grain Insertion System™”

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• Place processed feed in a windrow in the field. • Place processed feed in a bunk. • Spread bedding bales up to 50 feet for an even and lofty spread. • Process one bale while carrying another on the forks. • Loading a bale is a one person job from the tractor cab. • Unrolls and processes round bales with PTO-powered flails. This process blows away mold, dust and mildew. Feed is more palatable and reduces lung and digestive problems in cattle.

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New

Loadout Augers with movers

Loader mover assembly Specials – Call for Details

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2-Hesston 856A round balers. Ea.....$14,900

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Massey Ferguson/Hesston Round and Square Baler School April 3rd, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. New Massey Ferguson® 1500 & 1600 Series Compact Tractors

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WINTER SERVICE SPECIAL Save time and money by getting your machinery ready this winter

Detailed on Farm Combine inspections Call for Details

This program includes: 10% Discount On Service 5% Discount On Parts 50% OFF Hauling

Receive a free Hoven Equipment Jacket with purchases over $2000

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NEW Vermeer BPX9000 Process both Round & Big Square bales The all-new BPX9000 Bale Processor combines simplicity, durability and versatility to meet the needs of today’s cattle producers. The easy to operate machine is built tough with a unique, T-style frame, the bed design and offset rotor produce even and consistent feed with minimal maintenance, and an optional large square bale kit includes enhancements to effectively process a variety of bales. The BPX9000 is built to maximize bale processing and minimize operator stress.

USED PROCESSORS

2-Brandt VSF round/square processors. Each was $11,900.......................... Now $11,400 Rem 3600R bale processor. Was $11,900...... .............................................. Now $11,400 Haybuster 256 Plus II pull-type. Was $10,500................................. Now $10,000 Haybuster 256 3-pt. bale processor. Was $6500....................................... Now $6000

USED HEADERS

1996 MacDon 920 14-ft. hay header..$14,000 1993 MacDon 920 14-ft. hay header..$13,000 MacDon 871 adapter.............................$1000 Gleaner 327 27-ft. header with batt reel..$7900 3-Gleaner 15-ft. N-series pickup headers with Victory 7 or 8 belt attachment. Each.$5900 Gleaner 324 24-ft. header with batt reel..$1500 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.................$799

Call 406-788-4588 to RSVP By March 15th, 2013

Massey Ferguson® 7600 Series Tractors

140 - 180 hp More Power. More Choices. More performance.

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Welcome to the next generation of mid-frame row crop tractors with a completely redesigned cab, generation 2 SCR technology, the industry leader in emissions control, and all new family styling. The 7600 Series features the choice of the exclusive Dyna-VT™ CVT (continuously variable transmission) which provides infinitely variable speed control from supercreep to transport speed without shifting, jerking or a delay in traction or power, or the industry unique 24F/24R Partial Powershift with exclusive features like pre-set cruise speeds and standard Autodrive. Together, with the upgraded cab, emissions system, and choice of transmissions, the 7600 Series combines into the perfect tractor for any job around the farm or the field.

• Customized comfort. Tough enough for any job. • Transmissions with the most efficient power transfer in the industry. More productivity at the touch of a button. • Less time spent refueling, more time spent working. USED SPRAYERS

USED AIR DRILL

2009 Bourgault 3310 PHD 55-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot, L6450 tow between tank, 3-tank metering........... JUST TRADED Flexi-Coil 3850 tank with 5000 51-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing......................................$79,900

USED CONVENTIONAL DRILL

John Deere 9350 30-ft., 12” drills...........$4000 1-4-drill hitch for JD 9350, 10-ft. drills.

USED TRACTOR & BACKHOE

Apache AS715 self-propelled, 750 gallon, 90-ft. booms........................................... $130,000 Agco 7650 90-ft. Spra-Coupe........... $124,000 Versatile 950 4WD tractor................... $11,900 Brandt QF1500 sprayer......................... $9500 John Deere 855 compact tractor, MFWD with belly mower and loader...................... $6900 USED TILLAGE Massey-Ferguson 212 3-pt. backhoe.... $4900 Melroe 36-ft. chisel plow.........................$6900

USED MISCELLANEOUS

Degelman 12HD dozer...........................$4500

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COMING IN

Westfield 13x81 auger. Case 1840 skid steer, 3500 hours. Bobcat 5600 Toolcat, utility work machine.

USED WINDROWERS

Case IH WD1203 windrower................. $79,900 Case IH 8830 21-ft. draper header....... $19,900 MacDon M205 swather, no header....... $89,900 Westward (MacDon) M100 self-propelled, no headers............................................ $69,000 MacDon 9000 14-ft. header.................. $29,900 John Deere 2360 swather, 14-ft. & 25-ft. headers with NEW pickup reel....................... $25,900 Hesston 1360 13-ft. rotary disc, hydro-swing.... . .......................................................... $9900 New Holland 1431 13-ft. disc mower...... $9900 Hesston 1270 hydro swing................... $12,900 Hesston 1170 pull-type hydro swing....... $8900 Kuhn 500 rotary disc mower................. $14,900 Case IH SCX100 mower conditioner..$17,351 Case IH 8370 hydro-swing...................... $7900 John Deere 945 14-ft. rotary disc MoCo.$13,900

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New SX275 spra-coupe Self propelled, 120-ft. boom, 1200 gallon tank

The seasons change. The tasks change. Fortunately, your machine doesn’t have to change. Bobcat® equipment is famous for its adaptability. With dozens of attachments to handle any job, comfortable cabs that battle the elements, and innovative designs you can’t find anywhere else, Bobcat lets you do more with less.

Used Bobcat A300 skid steer with cab, air, heat, Power-Bob-Tech steering...................$38,900

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Only Dealer in MONTANA!!

Steel Post Driver, gas motor driven by SKIDRIL INDUSTRIES

2 cycle..................................................... $1075 plus Honda motor...................................... $200 weighs approximately 40 lbs. For more information call Earl Barta, (406) 374-2275, leave a message

SPRING OIL SALE Cenex rd Fleetgua rs Filte

Please Check Out Our Columbia Paints! from Sale runs pril 5th A th March 15

Pre-Season Discount Prices on all Cenex Brand Oils, Cenex ML-365 Grease, and HT Molyplex Grease

10% DISCOUNT on EVERYTHING in store NOT Sale priced!

OPEN HOUSE Friday, April 5, 2013

FREE Hot Dogs & Chili 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Farmer’s Union Oil Co.

Phone 406-355-4543 — Rudyard, Montana

Think

USED 4 WHEELERS & RANGERS

Demo 2012 Polaris RZR4 800 Pro-Armour, doors, roof, 1/2 windshield, rear panel, full warranty................................................... $16,400 2009 Polaris Sportsman 850 with power steering........................................... $6950 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 4WD.................................................................. $6900 2008 Yamaha Raptor 250 sport quad, 2WD, 4-stroke, 5 speed manual, electric start............ $2485 2004 Honda TRX400AT Rancher 4x4, automatic........................................................... $3650 2003 Honda TRX350 Rancher 2WD, fresh top end..................................................... $2150 2002 Honda TRX350 Rancher 4x4 with electric shift, rebuilt motor.......................... $2425 WE TAKE TRADES - FINANCING AVAILABLE

Yamaha — Honda — Polaris

Pure Bliss Cycle Sales

Check out our website for “Monthly Specials” www.pureblisscycle.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phone (406) 278-7583 — 609 So. Main, Conrad, MT

Cyanide poisoning in ruminants

By Dr. Michelle Arnold, Dr. Cynthia Gaskill, Dr. Ray Smith, Dr. Garry Lacefield, University of Kentucky of cyanogenic glycosides, especially in the The primary cause of cyanide poisonnewest leaves and tender tips. Do not graze ing in ruminants is the ingestion of plants plants with young tillers. containing cyanide-producing compounds 2. Do not graze plants during drought called cyanogenic glycosides. These cyaperiods when growth is severely reduced nogenic glycosides occur in living plant or the plant is wilted or twisted. Drought cells and can be converted to cyanide by increases the chance for cyanide because enzymes present in the plant when plant slowed growth and the inability of the plant cells are crushed, chewed, wilted, frozen to mature favors the formation of cyanoor otherwise ruptured. Ruminants are very susceptible to cyanide poisoning because genic compounds in the leaves. Do not graze the rumen environment is mildly acidic, sorghums after drought until growth has usually has ample water content, and the resumed for 4-5 days after rainfall. microflora can rapidly convert cyanogenic 3. Do not graze potentially hazardous glyocosides in plants to free cyanide gas. forages when frost is likely (including at “Prussic acid poisoning” is older terminight). Frost allows conversion to hydronology for cyanide poisoning. Hydrogen gen cyanide within the plant. Do not graze cyanide was first isolated from a blue dye for two weeks after a non-killing (>28 (Prussian blue) and because of its acidic degrees) frost. It is best not to allow ruminature, it became known by the common nants to graze after a light frost as this is name “prussic acid”. an extremely dangerous time and it may be The cyanogenic potential of plants is several weeks before the cyanide potential affected by species and variety, weather, subsides. Do not graze after a killing frost soil fertility and stage of plant growth. Cyauntil plant material is completely dry and nide poisoning of livestock is commonly brown (the toxin is usually dissipated within associated with johnsongrass, sorghum72 hours). sudangrass, and other forage sorghums. 4. Do not allow access to wild cherry Chokecherry or wild cherry, elderberry, and leaves. After storms or before turnout to a arrow grass are less frequent causes. Young new pasture, always check for and remove plants, new shoots, and regrowth of plants fallen cherry tree limbs. after cutting often contain the highest levels 5. If high cyanide is suspected in forages, of cyanogenic glycosides. Application of do not feed as green chop. If cut for hay, alherbicides such as 2,4-D can increase the low the cyanide to volatilize before baling. cyanogenic potential of plants. There are Allow slow and thorough drying because wide differences among plant varieties. toxicity can be retained in cool or moist Some of the sudangrasses, such as Piper, weather. Delay feeding silage 6 to 8 weeks are low in cyanide. Drying plants decreases following ensiling. the cyanogenic potential over time. Ensiling 6. Forage species and varieties may be plants will significantly reduce the cyanoselected for low cyanide potential. genic glycoside content. Cyanide is rapidly lost from animal tisCyanide is one of the most potent toxins sues unless collected within a few hours of in nature. As ruminants consume plant madeath and promptly frozen. Liver, muscle terials containing cyanogenic glycosides, (ventricular myocardium preferred), whole hydrogen cyanide is liberated in the rumen, blood, and rumen contents should be colrapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and lected and frozen in airtight containers prevents hemoglobin from releasing its before shipment to a laboratory capable of oxygen to the tissues. If large quantities cyanide analysis. Perhaps most important of cyanide are absorbed rapidly enough, in the diagnosis of cyanide poisoning is to the body’s detoxification mechanisms are identify plants in the area that the animals overwhelmed and the animal soon dies. had access to determine if they are likely Affected animals rarely survive more than to contain cyanogenic glycosides. Cyanide 1-2 hours after consuming lethal quantities concentration determinations in suspect of cyanogenic plants and usually die within plants can be performed if samples are fro5-15 minutes of developing clinical signs of zen immediately or sent on ice overnight to poisoning. Signs may include rapid labored the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Treatbreathing, irregular pulse, frothing at the ment can be attempted if affected animals mouth, dilated pupils, muscle tremors, and are discovered quickly, but often animals are staggering. The mucous membranes are just found dead. Contact a veterinarian imbright red in color due to oxygen saturation mediately if cyanide poisoning is suspected. of the hemoglobin. The risk from potentially If you have questions concerning testing dangerous forages may be reduced by folfor cyanide in forages, call your county lowing these management practices: Agricultural Extension Agent for further 1. Graze sorghum or sorghum cross information. A field test is now available to plants only when they are at least 18-24 screen forages for potentially toxic levels inches tall. Young rapidly growing plants of cyanide. or regrowth have the highest concentrations

Dry spruce trees

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: We transplanted some spruce trees A: Don’t use anti-desiccants. Get a hose around the perimeter of our property three going under these trees as soon as possible years ago. This was the first summer they and you still might be able to save them. grew vigorously. However, I fear the spruce Give them a soaking once a week. However, trees are suffering from our prolonged dry the initial watering should be very thorough. spell. Some are dropping brown needles. Some needle drop is to be expected. As long The trees that get the most sun are dropas the current season’s growth remains, ping the most needles. The ground around they should make it. Keep the water going the trees is dry and cracked. How much until our region freezes up. Hydrated trees should I water them to protect them for the stand a better chance of making it through upcoming winter? Do you recommend Wilt our winters. Pruf? When would we treat them? Can the For answers to general horticultural south side of the trees be treated or should questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ it be applied to the entire tree? (Moorhead, horticulture. Minnesota)


Regional entomology, garden pest expert to speak

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IRRIGATION PUMP FOR SALE

Used 8” irrigation pump, trailer mounted, 300 gallon fuel tank, John Deere diesel power/ Cornell pump, 8” suction line....................................................................................... $10,000

Whitney Cranshaw, Entomology professor and Extension Specialist for Colorado State University Extension, will be speaking Monday, March 18, at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana at 6 p.m. Cranshaw, author of Garden Insects of North America, Pests of the West, as well as many other publications on insects and mites of the Rocky Mountain region, will speak about aphids and gall-making insects and mites in the yard and garden. The program is hosted by the Montana State University Extension Master Gardener Program. “I am really excited to have Whitney give a talk in Montana,” said Toby Day, MSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and Montana Master Gardener Coordinator. “He is a great speaker and the most knowledgeable Entomologist that I know of in the Rocky Mountain region. I use his publications frequently when making recommendations about insects and mites.” Cranshaw will give two evening talks: ‘Ode to an aphid,’ and ‘Gall-making Insects and Mites.’ His responsibilities with Extension in Colorado primarily involve outreach activities related to diagnosis and management of insect pests of horticulture crops. He also educates Master Gardeners on various insect and mite issues. His research includes development of management methods for insect/mite pests of landscape plants and vegetable crops. “Anyone who is interested in gardening, trees, insects or mites shouldn’t miss this opportunity,” said Day. “I have seen him speak before and I think this will be a fun-filled evening. Whitney should have time for questions from the public. If you have always had questions about insects in your home, lawn, garden or farm, this would be a great opportunity to ask the expert.” Cranshaw will begin speaking at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium. Doors will open around 5:30 p.m., with treats and coffee available before and during the break. The cost for the evening is $5 at the door. For more information on the Whitney Cranshaw seminar, contact Toby Day, Horticulture Specialist and Master Gardener Coordinator at 994-6523, or by e-mail, toby.day@ montana.edu.

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Precision farming, cultivating a big farming picture

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