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NOVEMBER 2012

Vol. XIII No. 10 P.O. Box 306 Valier, MT 59486-0306

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

FSA acreage reporting deadline November 15 Bruce Nelson, state executive director for Montana USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of new deadlines for submitting their annual report of acreage to local FSA county offices. Producers with apiculture, perennial forage, PRF (including Native grass), fall wheat (HRW), and all other fall-seeded small grains must submit a 2013 acreage report for those crops by November 15, 2012. This is also the same date for these crops to be reported to your crop insurance agent when carrying federal crop insurance. Other new 2013 acreage reporting deadlines include: January 2, 2013: (or 30 days after placement of colonies) Honey covered under NAP January 15, 2013: Cherries, Established Stand Alfalfa Seed, Fall Alfalfa Seed July 15, 2013: Spring Alfalfa Seed, Barley, Canola, Corn, Dry Beans, Dry Peas, Flax, Forage Seeding, Mustard, Spring Oats, Potatoes, Safflower, Sugar Beets, Sunflowers, Spring Wheat, CRP, and all other crops “In prior years, reports for these crops were not due to FSA until July. This change is part of an initiative at the national level to align acreage reporting dates between FSA and Risk Management Agency (RMA) and will eventually reduce the crop reporting burden on producers,” Nelson said. “At this time, however, producers are required to file an acreage report to both agencies. At some time in the future, producers will only be required to file one acreage report that will be utilized by both agencies.” All acreage must be reported for a farm, including crops on non-cropland such as hayed or grazed grassland. It is continued on page a2

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

November, Pate Auction Inc., Online................................................................A43 Nov. 14, Big Iron, Online.......................................................................................A3 Nov. 17, Top Notch Auction Service, Equipment, Deer Lodge..........................A5 Nov. 21, Big Iron, Online.......................................................................................A3 Nov. 28, Big Iron, Online.......................................................................................A3 Nov. 30, Musser Bros Auction, T-Bone Feeders, Shepherd.............................A17 Dec. 5, Big Iron, Online.........................................................................................A3 Dec. 15, RK Statewide Auctions, Commemorative Winchester Collection,   Sidney.............................................................................................................A19

Beef production convention set in Torrington, Wyoming

By University of Wyoming Extension Managing through drought, range management, wildlife and livestock diseases and a market outlook are among topics at the Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention in Torrington. The convention is 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds. Other topics include beef production, livestock economics, sage-grouse habitat, wheat variety update, wildlife habitat restoration projects and farm safety/accessibility. The convention, hosted by University of Wyoming (UW) Extension, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, and the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC), has been held during years between range beef cow symposiums. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Early registration is due Thursday, November 1. To RSVP, contact UW Extension educator Kellie Chichester by email at kelliec@uwyo. edu or call 307-742-4228, or call SAREC at 307-837-2000. Payment the day of the event will be taken at the door.

The mega load going through Valier reminds us of the old “rocket” type of space craft. This one was traveling through in early November. It was as wide as the two lane highway so traffic had to be stopped in both directions to let it pass.

Soil Health Workshops scheduled Local producers will share pros and cons, tips, and tricks they have learned while focusing on improving their soil health at three workshops in Great Falls, Hardin, and Miles City, Montana, November 27, 28, and 29, 2012. The workshops are sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Dwayne Beck, manager of the Dakota Lakes Research farm in South Dakota, will discuss methods that have allowed producers to profitably adopt no-till techniques on irrigated and dryland farms. He will also talk about the important role of crop rotation in minimizing weeds, diseases and insect problems while increasing potential profitability. Paul Jasa, Extension engineer from the University of Nebraska, will share the experiences he has gained from research and extension, and information on no-till planting equipment and system management. Workshop locations and dates:

PRIVATE TREATY

Wyse Genetics, Manhattan......................................... A14 Wichman Herefords, Moore........................................ A23 Dutton Hereford Ranch, Gold Creek.......................... A23 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek.................................. A23 Beery’s Land & Livestock Co., Vida........................... A23 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan.................................... A23 Elk Park Angus, Columbia Falls................................. A18

LIVESTOCK SALE

Nov. 19, Bobcat Angus, Great Falls.............................A25 Dec. 1, Montana’s Choice, Billings..............................A49 Dec. 5, Brillhart Ranch Co., Musselshell....................A23 Dec. 7, Harmon Angus, Lavina....................................A13 Dec. 12, Shipwheel Cattle Co, Chinook......................A15 Dec. 17, Courtney Herefords, St Onge, SD.................A23

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Great Falls, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Montana Electric Cooperative, 501 Bay Drive. Details: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Includes lunch sponsored by the Cascade, Pondera, Teton and Judith Basin Conservation Districts. RSVP by calling 406-7277580 ext. 127. Hardin, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Big Horn County Fairgrounds, Fair Grounds Road. Details: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Includes lunch sponsored by the Big Horn Conservation District. RSVP by calling 406-665-3442 ext. 3. Miles City, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, Sleep Inn and Suites, 1006 Hayne Ave. Details: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Includes lunch sponsored by the Custer Conservation District. RSVP by calling 406-232-7905 ext. 103. Three private applicator recertification credits and 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisors will be awarded for attending. Sign up for credits at the door when arriving at the workshop. NRCS provides reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities to participate in NRCS programs and activities. If you require special accommodations, please contact Marni Thompson (406) 727-7580 for Great Falls, Seanna Sparks (406) 6653442 ext. 101 for Hardin, or Mark Henning (406) 232-7905 ext. 115 for Miles City, by November 13, 2012.

Deadline for December is November 30


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also important to accurately report the crops’ intended use. Intended use is used to determine eligibility in many FSA programs and cannot be revised once certified. Producers should contact their local FSA county office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines. In order to meet FSA program eligibility requirements, producers must submit timely acreage reports. Reports filed after the established deadlines must meet certain requirements to be accepted and may be charged late file fees. For more information on FSA crop reporting requirements, visit your local FSA office or visit us online at www. fsa.usda.gov/mt

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Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension workshops will help landlords and tenants put together a lease that fits their circumstance and situation. The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops offered in November and December will help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for them and help maintain positive farm leasing relations. Topics for discussion include: • Expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property; • Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord; • Relatives – tips for farm leases that include relatives; • Alternative cash lease arrangements, flexible provision considerations for your situation; and • How the 2012 drought affects leases, plus other topics like irrigation systems and grain bin rental will be covered as time allows. UNL Extension educators will present on these topics and provide common sense tips during the presentation. It is very helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together. These free workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Agency. A meal and handouts are provided. Participation is limited. To register, contact the local UNL Extension office hosting the workshop. For more information or assistance, contact Allan Vyhnalek, extension educator, UNL Extension, Platte County, at 402-563-4901, e-mail avyhnalek@unl.edu. Dates, times, locations and contact number are: • November 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairmont, Legion Hall, 402-759-3712 • November 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairbury, 4-H Building/ Fairgrounds, 402-729-3487 • November 13, 5:30-9 p.m., Blue Hill, Community Center, 402-746-3417 • November 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lexington, Extension Office, 308-324-5501 • November 14, 5:30-9 p.m., North Platte, West Central Research, 308-532-2683 • November 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hastings, Fairgrounds, 308-461-7209 • November 15, 5:30-9 p.m., Grand Island, Extension Office/College Park, 308-385-5088 • November 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Humboldt, Ag Building/ Fairgrounds, 402-852-2970 • November 27, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Auburn, Nemaha Co. 4-H Building, 402-274-4755 • November 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hartington, City Auditorium, 402-254-6821 • November 29, 5:30-9 p.m., Nebraska City, Kimmel Center, 402-267-2205 • December 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Blair, Blair City Office, 402-426-9455 • December 4, 5:30-9 p.m., Tekamah, First National Bank, Nebraska meeting room, 402-374-2929 • December 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Burwell, Legion Club, 308-346-4200 • December 5, 5:30-9 p.m., Arcadia, Legion Club, 308728-5071 • December 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bloomfield, Community Center, 402-288-5611 • December 6, 5:30-9 p.m., O’Neill, Courthouse Annex, 402-336-2760 • December 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Elba, Community Center, 402-745-1518 • December 11, 5:30-9 p.m., Albion, Casey’s Community Building, Fairgrounds, 402-395-2158 • December 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Neligh, Legion Hall, 402-887-5414 • December 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Osceola, Fairgrounds, 402-747-2321 ##### It was a very hot day so Allan (Papa) thought it would be a good idea to cool off in the pool with this grandsons Chad, fourteen, and Danny, twelve, who had been bickering with each other all day. While playing water basketball, the game got heated, and the competitive brothers started quarreling again. Finally, Papa couldn’t take it any longer and shouted, “Would you two please stop arguing!” Chad, with a dimpled smile, said, “Papa, we’re not arguing. We’re just having a relentless difference of opinion.”

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SHIP YOUR CALVES FROM HOME! Portable scales Montana State certified and inspected. $2/head to weigh and $1/mile from our place to yours. Call now to schedule your date or weigh and ship from our Ledger, Montana corrals $2/head. John and Candy Balkenbush (406) 278-3569, leave a message

www.bigiron.com First Lots Scheduled to Close at 10:00 AM Central Time

Unreserved Auction ONLINE ONLY NO BUYERS PREMIUM FEE and NO RESERVES!!

The following equipment is owned by various owners, visit www.bigiron.com for owner names, item’s locations and phone numbers.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 432 lots selling on this auction!

Located in Wyoming: 2006 Agco RT100A tractor 2006 Supreme 700T feed processor 1995 New Holland 2550 swather 2004 New Holland 216 unitized rake Hesston bale accumlator Hesston 4900 4x4 round baler John Deere 1600A-14 swather 1967 International 1200 pickup New Holland 1033 pull type stack wagon John Deere 468 16x18 small square baler Located in Colorado: 1979 Chevrolet C70 grain truck 1975 Chevrolet C60 grain truck 1978 International Loadstar 1700 grain truck 1969 Chevrolet 60 grain truck Krause chisel Bed Master straw spreader Calkins field cultivator Wil-Rich 300 gallon sprayer (2) Maschio 300 rotary tillers Agric BM 100 rotary tiller

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 143 lots selling on this auction!

Located in Wyoming:

1966 Cat 12F motor grader

Hydraulic pump unit

Located in Colorado: (3) 2007 Cat 930G high lift wheel loaders Onan 1320 SE4800 self contained generator Cat C621 paddle wheel scraper Cat 242B skidsteer 1977 Mack truck 1975 International Transtar 4300 F4370 truck

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 353 lots selling on this auction!

Located in Wyoming: Massey Ferguson 550 combine John Deere 535 baler New Holland 311 baler Massey Ferguson 43 grain drill New Holland Stackliner 1033 balewagon Massey Ferguson 63C 6 row corn header (2) Massey Ferguson 18-ft. platform grain heads Massey Ferguson 13-ft. pickup header Hesston 8400 swather Vermeer 23A twin rake Haybuster H-1000 tub grinder

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 269 lots selling on this auction!

Located in Wyoming: 1977 Fontaine flatbed trailer, 96”x42-ft., stretch to 53-ft. 1982 Load King equipment trailer 1988 Transglobal T1-4596 FB flatbed trailer 1992 Kenworth truck tractor 1993 Kenworth truck tractor 1981 Peterbilt crane truck tractor 1982 Kenworth W900 truck tractor

Many more items selling in November & December, visit BIGIRON.com for more information. Do you have equipment to sell, call 1-800-937-3558 for your local representative. BigIron.com is a division of Stock Auction Company


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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

1985 John Deere 4850 MFWD tractor.................. $32,000 1982 International Hough wheel loader............... $18,000 2010 Leon Silverspreader 575 manure spreader, vertical beater.................................................................. $25,000 Phone Jeff (406) 581-8305, Manhattan, Montana

FOR SALE Barley crop got hailed

3x4x8 1500 lb. large square bales. 6% protein, 8% moisture, 56% TDN, less than .15 nitrates – 1000 ton available

$150/ton F.O.B. farm north of Cut Bank, MT November Discounts for early delivery & 100-ton increments

Phone Don (406) 336-2141 or (406) 229-0422

CRANE FOR SALE CATERPILLAR 307 4.9 ton, 5 stage boom crane, 2800 hours, runs perfect. Have owner/operator/lifting chart manual. GREAT DEAL.

$32,000/Offers

Call Dan (406) 493-2129 Pablo, MT

TRACTORS

Case IH 8940 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 3 remotes, quick hitch, 18.4x42 duals. 5987 hours................................. $49,950 Case IH Magnum 245 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 380/80/38, 380/54 duals. 3238 hours................................. $106,900 Case IH MX230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 18.4x46 duals............ ........................................................................... $59,900 Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 320x54 duals, Radar, creeper gear, differential lock, 5 remotes. 2302 hours.................................................................. $98,500 Case IH Puma 195 3 point, PTO, 3 remotes, 18.4x42 duals, creeper gear, differential lock, LX770 loader, bucket........................................................................ $75,900 Case IH MX230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 4 remotes, 18.4x46 duals, end of row, differential lock, quick hitch, weights.. ........................................................................... $59,900 Case IH MXM 190 MFD, 3 point, PTO, auto shift, end of row, KM loader, 8-ft. bucket. 3100 hours............ $75,900 Steiger 485 4x4, 710x42 duals, end of row, differential lock, front & rear weights, 1200 hours.............. $204,500 Case IH 535 quad track, 30” tracks, powershift, differential lock, 5 remotes, weights, glass caps on track idlers. 1754 hours....................................................... $257,000 New Holland TV 6070 bi-directional, 3 point, PTO both ends, 3 remotes, 480x34 tires, loader, bucket, grapple with 16-ft. hay head. Only 1200 hours............. $106,500 Without header................................................... $96,500

COMBINES and HEADERS

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 John Deere 9650 STS with 25-ft auger header, duals, 1901/2725 hours on new Reman engine with 287 hours. Very clean.......................................................... $97,000 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 Honey Bee SP 36-ft. header, draper. Good condition......... ........................................................................... $34,500

EAGLE EQUIPMENT Bill Smith, Broker

St. Anthony, ID Belgrade, MT 208-558-7015 406-388-8171 Mobile ph. 208-351-7177 FAX 406-388-8119 e-mail: eagleequip@fairpoint.net

Lad-Hay Gaga was one of several celebrities that made an appearance at the “What the Hay” event held near Hobson, Montana in early September.

Using insurance to combat drought effects – Part II

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 Recently, we reviewed the Vegetative operations; however, purchasing at least a Index-Pasture Rangeland and Forage inhigher production factor policy to maximize surance options of two Niobrara County the total amount of effective coverage may ranches seeking to insure production on be advisable. In this case, either ranch could 2,000 acres of pasture from July to Sepmore than double the amount of coverage tember. for as little as $1.09 per acre in additional Ranch A utilized a protection factor of premium. 150 percent of the county base value giving For more information a value of protection of $11.94/acre. Ranch Vegetative Index-Pasture Rangeland and B selected a 75-percent protection factor Forage insurance (VI-PRF) protects against yielding a value of protection of $5.97/acre. losses on pasture and hay land using satellite Ranch A’s premium is $1.40/acre and Ranch data to determine productivity. B’s premium is $0.31/acre. Producers can insure some or all of their The effectiveness of each policy depends pasture or hay land at different production on each operation’s risk management goals. intervals throughout the growing season to Ranch A seeks the highest dollar amount of fit their risk management needs. coverage available while Ranch B seeks to Wyoming operators looking to enroll purchase minimum coverage and maximize portions of their forage production for 2013 dollars of effective coverage. have until Thursday, November 15 (the Assume both ranches experience producsign-up deadline was previously September tion losses. Varying levels of loss are shown 30). in Table 1, along with the corresponding To learn more about VIPRF insurance indemnity payments. At a 25-percent loss and how it may work for a specific situalevel, Ranch A will receive an indemnity tion, visit www.rma.usda.gov or your local payment greater than their premium ($1.80/ crop insurance agent. Producers may use the acre). While Ranch B’s premiums were cost estimator link at the Risk Management considerably less than Ranch A’s, a greater Agency’s website to determine coverage than 50-percent production loss is required and premium costs and view historical into simply recover the premium. Ranch B’s dices. An online course outlining VI-PRF is coverage is basically catastrophic coverage, also available at InsuringSuccess.org. For paying a substantial indemnity only in the information on this and other risk manageevent of a near 100-percent production loss. ment topics on the Web, visit the Western Every livestock operation has different Risk Management Library online at agecon. risk management needs. Minimal, catauwyo.edu/riskmgt. strophic-type coverage may work for some


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Financial and Production Management training

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) in conjunction with Montana State University (MSU) announced the schedule of the Financial and Production Management training which is available for Montana agriculture producers. The series of six one-day training sessions began on November 5 and will run through December 10, 2012. Each of the six sessions is scheduled from 10 a.m. to Noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. This continuing education course is available to anyone interested in learning more about managing their farm/ ranch operation. This course also meets the requirements for production and financial management training for FSA loan recipients. In order to qualify for a certificate, all six sessions must be attended. Participants will be asked to pay the registration fee to cover the cost of the video conferencing at the first session they attend. The cost to attend all six training sessions is $100 per family unit. A registration fee of $20 will be charged for anyone interested in attending a single session. The sessions are scheduled for November 5, November 13, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10. Anyone interested in attending should contact one of the locations listed below. Available training locations are: Billings USDA Service Center at 1629 Ave. D, Bldg. A, Suite 2; Yellowstone County FSA Office; Contact Mike Turley at (406) 657-6135, ext. 100 Bozeman State FSA Office - 10 E. Babcock, Fifth Floor of Federal Building; Contact Nicky Swenson at (406) 587-6988 Browning USDA Service Center located on the west side of Blackfeet Tribal Headquarters; Contact Lacy Roberts at (406) 873-5618, ext. 110 Chinook USDA Service Center at 228 Ohio; Blaine County FSA Office; Contact Miranda Skoyen at (406) 3572320, ext. 112 Cut Bank USDA Service Center at One 3rd St. NE- Glacier County FSA Office; Contact Lacy Roberts at (406) 873-5618, ext. 110 Dillon USDA Service Center at 420 Barrett Street - Beaverhead County FSA Office; Contact Alan Jenne at (406) 683-3830 Ekalaka USDA Service Center at 308 S. Mormon Ave.Carter County FSA Office; Contact Robin Markuson at (406) 775-6355, ext. 110 Fort Belknap Agency College Campus - Aaniiih Nakoda College-Technology Center Conference Room; Contact Miranda Skoyen at (406) 357-2320, ext. 112 Glasgow USDA Service Center at 54062 US Hwy. 2, Suite 1 - Valley County FSA Office; Contact Sharon Baillargeon at (406) 228-4321, ext. 105 Great Falls USDA Service Center at #12 3rd St. NW, Suite 3000 - Cascade County FSA Office; Contact Janet Smith at (406) 727-7580, ext. 108 Lewistown USDA Service Center at 211 McKinley, Suite 2- Fergus County FSA Office; Contact Karen Boyles at (406) 538-3489, ext. 113 Malta Extension Service Office at 1120 US Hwy 191 South - Phillips County Extension Office; Contact Ann Shettle at (406) 654-2543 Miles City USDA Service Center at 3120 Valley Drive E.- Custer County FSA Office; Contact Jeff Janshen at (406) 232-7905, ext. 127 Rocky Boy’s Reservation - Stone Child College Campus on Upper Box Elder Road; Contact Miranda Skoyen at (406) 357-2320, ext. 112 Ronan USDA Service Center at 64352 US Highway 93 - Lake County FSA Office; Contact Kim Adams at (406) 676-2811, ext. 105 Wolf Point Campus - Robert Dumont Building, Fort Peck Community College; Contact Sharon Baillargeon at (406) 228-4321, ext. 105 or Camron DeBruycker at (406) 4332103, ext. 2 Topics to be covered are: 1.) Family Business Issues, 2.) Goals and Assessments, 3.) Taxation Issues, 4.) Financial Analysis I, 5.) Crop and Livestock Marketing, 6.) Public Policy Issues (Farm and Ranch Programs), 7.) Livestock and Crop Production, 8.) Risk Management, 9.) Communicating about Estate Planning, 10.) Crop Production, 11.) Tools Estate Planning and 12.) Retirement Planning. The workshops are designed to provide a variety of management and production tools to assist producers in meeting today’s financial demands. For more information, contact the location contacts listed above. The training course schedule and more FSA news are available on the Montana Farm Service Agency state website at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt.

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

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

AUCTION Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. - Deer Lodge, MT Sale will be held indoors at the Blue Ribbon Pavillion located at the Deer Lodge Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge, MT - LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE Auctioneer’s Note:

There is some very well maintained machinery being offered at this sale and it will be held indoors, heated if needed. Please plan to attend and enjoy the day.

TRACTORS

John Deere 7810 740 loader/ grapple, self-leveling bucket, left hand reverse, 3-point, 3 remotes, duals, very nice condition, 5500 hours. John Deere 5020 duals, no 3-point. Ford 5000 diesel loader. Ford 8N completely rebuilt. Ford 9N International 1486 3-point hitch, IH 2350 quick attach loader, bucket and spike.

TRUCKS

1984 Chevrolet 1-ton 4x4, 454 engine, 4 speed transmission. 1968 Dodge 700 5-yard dump. 1968 International 1600 18-ft. bed, 38,000 miles. 250 gallon fire fighting unit, set up with Forest Service specs, 300-ft. hose, powered by 18 hp Kohler engine, like new.

TRAILERS

2003 Titan 25-ft. tandem dual trailer with beavertail and ramps. Nice condition. Custom made 22-ft. tilt bed tandem dual pintle hith, electric over hydraulic brakes.

INDUSTRIAL

John Deere 310G 4x4 standard backhoe, ROPS, approximately 3000 hours, clean.

FARM & RANCH ITEMS

New Holland 275 14x18 small square baler, NH 1000 baler wagon. John Deere 4890 swather, 14-ft. twin knife hay header, power reverser, approximately 2200 hours, always shedded. 1995 Cat 416B 4x4 extend-a-hoe, cab, forks and spike attachment for handling bales, approximately 5000 hours. Case IH 8590 4x4 baler, approximately 13,000 bales, excellent condition, always shedded. 2009 Kawasaki 3010 Mule includes tires and tracks, approximately 39 hours. Factory built pivot trac filler with hydraulic auger, nice unit, used very little. 3-point post auger. Work Saver 3-point post pounder, like new. Shaver 8 3-point driver. 500 gallon propane tank. H & S high capacity rake.

TILLAGE

John Deere 8350 12-ft. end wheel grain drill, double disk, grain and fertilizer box. John Deere 4600 5-bottom on-land rollover plow. John Deere 14-ft. tandem disk. Eversman 3212 land plane. Rock roller, 48” x 14-ft. Ferguson 8-ft. cultivar.

SHOP TOOLS

Miller 225 portable welder. 125 lb. anvil. American made vices. Large assortment of hand tools. Assorted carpentry tools. Many more items to numerous to mention.

Jess Eighorn 406-491-3640 Scott Perkins 406-560-2589 Deer Lodge, MT 59722

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Round Balers

2012 John Deere 568 wrap, loaded, 2272 bales...................................$37,950 (LV) 2012 John Deere 568 wrap, loaded, 2117 bales.....................................$37,950 (L) John Deere 568 mega wide, twine and wrap..................................... $34,000 (H) John Deere 568 round baler, twine only.... ............................................$26,500 (G) John Deere 567 mega tooth, net wrap...... .............................................$25,000 (L) John Deere 567 net wrap, mega wide, 1000 PTO..................................... $22,500 (H) John Deere 567 twine only, MegaWide..... ............................................$17,500 (G) John Deere 566 540 PTO, twine only........ ............................................ $17,750 (H) John Deere 566 mega tooth, surface wrap....................................$14,500 (LV) John Deere 566 round baler, mega tooth, no net.................................$11,950 (LV) John Deere 535 round baler, push bar, twine and net.......................... $7200 (G) John Deere 535 round baler, push bar, twine only............................... $6950 (H) John Deere 535 twine and net wrap.......... ................................................$6500 (L) John Deere 535 540 PTO, twine only........ ............................................... $6500 (H) 2011 Case IH RB564 twine and net, 3020 bales.................................... $38,000 (G) Case IH RB564 baler, twine and wrap....... .............................................$27,000 (L) Case IH RB564 round baler with net wrap. ............................................ $19,900 (B) Case IH RBX562 baler............... $8500 (H) Hesston 5465A baler.............. $21,500 (H) Hesston 5456A baler.............. $21,500 (H) New Holland 688 baler, surface wrap....... ............................................ $10,500 (H) New Holland 648 baler, makes 4-ft. x 5-ft. bales with wrap......................$9500 (LV) 2-New Holland BR780s twine and wrap... ...................................... $12,500 Ea. (L)

Drills

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

Combines & Attachments

John Deere 9770 STS combine................ . ........................................$262,000 (G) John Deere 9770 STS combine with 554 separator hours................ $258,000 (H) 2008 John Deere 9770 STS combine with 875 separator hours......... $215,000 (G) 2-John Deere 9770 combine with 223 hours............................... Coming In (L) 2008 John Deere 9770 combine, 213 hours................................. $278,000 (H) 2008 John Deere 9770 STS combine with 900 separator hours......... $220,000 (G) 2-John Deere 9760 STS combines........... . ..................................$182,000 Ea. (H) John Deere 9760 STS combine, hydro, 1434 hours........................ $179,000 (G) John Deere 9760 combine with 1220 separator hours........................ $175,000 (H) John Deere 9670 combine....$210,000 (L) John Deere 9610 combine, rigid platform and pickup header......... Coming In (G) John Deere 9500 combine with 924 platform................................. Coming In (L) John Deere 8820 combine with 30-ft. platform.........................................$9500 (L) 1995 Case IH 2188 combine, 30-ft. Honey Bee header, 2132 separator hours........ . ......................................Coming In (H) Case IH 1680 combine with 30-ft. 1010 platform............................... $34,000 (H) Case IH 1680 combine with 3524 engine hours...................................$30,000 (G) 2-John Deere 635D headers..................... . .....................................$57,500 Ea (H) John Deere 635D header....... $75,000 (H) 2-John Deere 936D header....................... . ..................................... $46,000 ea (H) 2004 Case IH 2042 grain platform............. . ..........................................$33,000 (G) 4-Honey Bee SP42 42-ft. draper heads with John Deere adapters.... $69,500 ea. (H)

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Windrowers & Mower Conditioners

2012 John Deere A400 with 18-ft head..... ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere D450 windrower with draper.. ...........................................$129,500 (L) John Deere 4990 14.5-ft. rotary mower, impeller.................................$58,000 (L) John Deere 2280 swather, 16-ft hay head....................................... $4500 (H) John Deere 2320 windrower, gas.............. ............................................... $7500 (H) John Deere 2360, 1822 hours, 30-ft. draper..................................$20,000 (G) John Deere 956 14.5-ft. rotary mower conditioner.................................$30,000 (G) John Deere 956 14.5 ft. rotary swing tongue..................................$27,500 (L) John Deere 956 14.5-ft. rotary swing tongue.................................$20,000 (G) John Deere 946 13-ft. rotary, impeller conditioner................................. $21,500 (H) John Deere 945 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner..................................$13,950 (LV) Agco-Hesston 9365 windrower with 15-ft. rotary head.......................... $73,900 (B) prayers 2011 Case IH 2303 16-ft rotary, 190 2011 John Deere 4930 120-ft, 20”, 1200 hours.................................$107,000 (G) hours................................. $258,000 (G) Case IH 8870 with 16-ft. sickle...$35,000 (L) 2010 John Deere 4930 120-ft., 20”, boom Hesston 8400 diesel, cab, 14-ft. sickle...... level...................................$268,000 (G) ...........................................$18,500 (LV) 2009 John Deere 4930 sprayer................. New Holland 2550 with sickle head.......... .............................................. $265,000 (H) ........................................Coming In (H) Flexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft., 1000 gallon.......... New Holland 1475 14-ft. swing tongue, ............................................ $13,500 (H) hydraulic tilt......................... $11,000 (H) 1996 Flexi-Coil 65 100-ft........... $6500 (H) New Holland 116H with 16-ft. sickle, rubber Summers 60 60-ft. pickup sprayer............. roll conditioner.........................$7500 (L) ................................................$8500 (L) MacDon A30 16-ft. double sickle............... ............................................ $27,500 (H)

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Miscellaneous

Terragator 8104 spreader truck, boom........ ............................................. $85,000 (G) Loral Air Max 1000 spreader truck, autotrac ready..................................... $70,000 (G) Frontier 50 bushel manure spreader........... ....................................... Coming In (LV) Riteway heavy harrow, 70-ft.....$47,500 (H) Buhler 100”, 3-pt. harrow..Coming In (LV) Buhler FK Y1010H 10” transfer auger....... ............................................... $2700 (H) Westfield 7”x36’ grain auger.......$1500 (L) Brandt 5000 grain vac............ $15,500 (H) Buhler 5000 grain vac. Very Nice.............. ............................................ $15,500 (H) MDS 7-ft. rock bucket with grapple............ ............................................... $5500 (H) John Deere 613 6-ft. rotary cutter.............. ...................................... Coming In (LV) Tebben HD 5-ft., 3-pt. rotary cutter............ ............................................... $1400 (B) Honda Big Red utility vehicle.................... ........................................ Coming In (L) John Deere 850D utility vehicle, diesel..... ............................................$12,500 (G) Polaris Ranger 700 XP utility vehicle with cab.......................................$12,000 (G) 2008 Polaris Ranger 700 XP utility vehicle........................................ $9500 (H) Case IH Scout XL utility side by side......... ............................................$10,500 (G) Kubota RTV1100 utility vehicle, cab, heat, air conditioning, 130 hours..$17,500 (G) Land Pride utility side by side.... $5500 (H) Suzuki 250 cc 2WD quad.......... $2850 (H) Frontier LR2060 5-ft. landscape rake....... .................................................. $550 (B) Danuser EB10 post hole auger..$1400 (L) Shaver 901 post hole digger, 3-pt. mount, PTO drive, 2 bits..................... $1475 (B) Farm King 60” finish mower.........$750 (L) High Power generator, 12,000V, PTO....... ..................................................$900 (L)

Miscellaneous Haying

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

Construction Equipment

John Deere 326D skidsteer, 2600 lb lift, 2 speed, hand controls.......... $29,900 (B) John Deere 323D track skidsteer, 875 hours....................................$45,000 (L) John Deere 280 skidsteer, cab, no heat, 2700 hours.......................... $19,900 (B) Bobcat 873 skidsteer, 75 hp, 2450 lb lift.... . ......................................Coming In (B) Bobcat 773 skidsteer, 46 hp, 1750 lb lift.... . .................................... Coming In (LV) Bobcat 753 skidsteer, diesel, 1350 lb lift... . ..............................................$5500 (L) New Holland CT185 skidsteer, 78 hp, 18” tracks, 2500 lb lift................ $50,000 (G) John Deere 210LE landscape loader, box blade................................... $23,900 (B) Allis Chalmers 816 backhoe loader.......... . ............................................$7950 (LV) Bobcat 8709 backhoe attachment............. . ......................................Coming In (B) Bobcat 30H post hole auger drive............. . ......................................Coming In (B)

Tractors

John Deere 9200 4WD, 310 hp, 4300 hours....................................$93,000 (L) John Deere 8770 4WD, 20.8R38. 3847 hours................................... $73,000 (G) John Deere 8300 MFWD, 200 hp.............. ........................................Coming In (H) John Deere 7930 180 hp, IVT, MFWD, duals...................................$137,500 (L) John Deere 7930 180 hp, AutoQuad, MFWD................................$129,500 (L) John Deere 7820 155 hp, MFWD.............. ............................................ $96,500 (H) John Deere 7730 152 hp, MFWD.............. ...........................................$114,000 (B) John Deere 7520 125 hp, MFWD with loader.................................. $95,500 (H) John Deere 7520 125 hp, loader. 4979 hours....................................$76,500 (L) John Deere 7430 145 hp, MFWD, loader.. .........................................$129,950 (LV) John Deere 7330 Premium 125 hp, loader. 5110 hours..........................$92,500 (LV) John Deere 7230 110 hp, loader, grapple. 600 hours...................... Coming In (LV) John Deere 7230 Premium 110 hp, loader. 1727 hours.........................$99,900 (LV) John Deere 7220 95 hp, loader. 5325 hours..................................$72,500 (LV) John Deere 7200 95 hp, with loader mounts.............................Coming In (H) John Deere 7130 Premium 100 hp, loader. 225 hours.........................$102,500 (LV) John Deere 7210 95 hp, MFWD................ ............................................ $53,500 (H) John Deere 6715 105 hp, MFWD. 3400 hours................................... $49,500 (H) John Deere 6430 Premium 99 hp, low hours, loader........................ $74,500 (B) John Deere 6420 95 hp, IVT, triple link, loader..................................$73,500 (LV) John Deere 5603 82 hp, MFWD, loader.... ............................................ $44,500 (H) John Deere 5320 65 hp, MFWD, loader, open cab...............................$29,500 (L) John Deere 4720 58 hp, MFWD, cab, loader..................................$37,950 (LV) John Deere 4520 50 hp, cab, loader. 500 hours............................. Coming In (LV) John Deere 4430 125 hp, cab, John Deere 158 loader.............................$15,750 (L) John Deere 3038E 38 hp, MFWD............. ........................................ Coming In (L) John Deere 2305 MFWD, 20 hp, loader.... .............................................$11,900 (B) Case IH 5250 MFWD, cab, loader. 9776 hours....................................$32,000 (L) Case IH 5250 MFWD, cab. 4625 hours..... .............................................$32,000 (L) Case 2870 300 hp, 4WD............ $9000 (H) Case IH 856 95 hp, 2WD, cab....$5000 (L) Case IH MX275 with L780 loader.............. .......................................... $156,000 (H) Case IH MX210 MFWD, 210 hp, cab......... ........................................ Coming In (L) Case IH MXU130 MFWD, loader............... ............................................$65,000 (G) Case IH MX120 MFWD, loader.$58,500 (H) 2010 Case IH Puma 165 with loader, 850 hours................................. $112,000 (G) Case IH JX95 cab, loader, grapple............ ............................................$36,000 (G) New Holland TC40..................$16,000 (L) New Holland TV140 bi-directional, loader, grapple............................ Coming In (L) Versatile 835 4WD...................$19,600 (L) Caterpillar 65 270 hp, 30” tracks, 4 hydraulics....................................... $32,000 (H) Deutz Allis 7120..................... $16,500 (B) Valtra A95 95 hp, MFWD, cab, loader....... .............................................$40,000 (L) Valtra 8950 200 hp, loader. 7725 hours..... ............................................ $39,500 (H)

Tillage

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


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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.

National Beef Quality Audit Phase 2 validates industry trends

By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist The 2011 National Beef Quality Audit Savell says research results identified (NBQA) consisted of three research phases a slight increase in the amount of USDA Call (406) 537-2333, Melville, Montana to determine the current status of the beef Prime and Choice carcasses processed industry in regard to quality conformance from the 2005 audit of 55% to 61% in of the U.S. beef supply. Dr. Jeff Savell, the 2011 audit results. This increase in professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M percentage of carcasses grading USDA University provided oversight to the secChoice and Prime suggests continued ond phase of this benchmark study. Phase 2 improvement in the eating quality of beef of the study focused on gathering data from products. Along with these results, the packing plants nationwide to determine the audit also showed an increase in the total characteristics of the beef supply entering number of carcasses that graded USDA the processing chain. Prime, Choice or Select and were in the While in the packing plants gathering yield grades 1, 2, or 3 categories increased data, the researchers collected data on the 4% to 85% in the 2011 audit from 81% in harvest floor that included looking at the the 2005 audit. cattle, carcasses and by-products; then The 2011 research study had the opporgathered data in the coolers which included tunity to include and compare data from elements such as quality and yield grade, instrument grading of carcasses which carcasses measurements and new in the allowed for additional measurements to 2011 audit was access to instrument gradoccur and be analyzed. However, it was ing information from 2.4 million carcasses. found that instrument grading results were not notably different than the human cooler grading results when it came to most quality scores. Carcass size increased but average quality grades also improved so researchers concluded the industry is doing a good job A G - S E R V I C E S in selection and managePO Box 1476 : 2705 Front Street ment, particularly at the Fort Benton, MT 59442 feedyard level to reach the carcass targets. Other key findings were: It’s time to prepare for fall farming operations with these great offers an increase in the percentage of black-hided cattle for cash back from Trimble. For a limited time, receive cash back from 45.1% to 61.1% in rebates of up to $5000 when purchasing one or more Trimble® the past ten years, 10% of the cattle measured were qualifying products between 1 October 2012 and 15 December 2012. age-and-source verified and research found that the number of cattle individually identified with visual ear tags increased from 38.7% Popular Packages in 2005 to 50.6% in 2011. Rebate Limited Time Offer! Overall, Savell said the research team was surprised about how close the data CFX-750 FmX Integrated After was from the 2005 and 2011 $7,135 $500 Platform Kit Rebates Display study especially in the paEZ-Pilot Retail Price rameters of marbling level, $7785 ribeye area and yield grade. Furthermore, he comments CFX-750 $300 this really validates each of After CFX-750 $6,040 Rebates the data sets and confirms to EZ-Steer the researchers the quality (not including bracket) Retail Price AutoPilot of the data collected in the $6690 $500 packing plants. Nav II The NBQA has helped to identify what the marFmX After $9,935 ketplace, such as the retail Rebates Platform Kit EZ-Pilot $350 and foodservice sectors are EZ-Pilot Retail Price looking for to market to $10785 their customers, explains Savell. Cow/calf producers EZ-Steer $350 can utilize the audit results CFX-750 After $4,630 to understand these indusRebates Field-IQ (use with Raven wetware) try desires, which can then Retail Price aid producers as they make $5280 Field-IQ $350 decisions back on the ranch Base Kit for genetic mating or feeding programs assisting in the ability to hit that target mark. The NBQA was funded by the Beef Checkoff and conducted by a team of researchwww.triangleag.com ers representing several land Call now for more details! grant universities and was 406-622-3887 coordinated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Results of Phase 1 and Phase 3 of the NBQA are also available on igrow.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$168

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

Willmar 3-axle 24-ton self contained................... $39,500

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

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

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

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

2002 International Silver Wheels, DT 466, automatic, 10-ton stainless steel bed, Raven monitor, 2300 hours......... 1996 Loral DT530, automat.................................. $58,500 ic, chemical bin, 8700 hours, runs good.................. $36,500

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

Case W14 front end loader, very portable. Great little maching for loading bales...... ...................................$11,200 1990 Ford with Cat 3208, auto, Wilmar spreader.........$33,500

5-ton tub blender.......... $7500

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

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

1997 Freightliner with 3000 gallon propane tank... $31,000

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

1994 GMC 3116 Cat automatic, New Leader 2220 bed....... .................................. $35,000 2002 International chassis, DT530 automatic, full rubber, above average, sharp, 2900 hours......................... $54,000

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

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

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

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

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

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2005 Loral large Cat automatic, Air Max 1000 bed with 2600 hours....................... $108,000

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www.fertilizerequipment.net 1972 stainless steel tanker trailer......................... $24,000

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TRACTOR TIRES FOR SALE

(8) Firestone 710/70R42 tractor tires, used one season on hard pack, good shape, no repairs. (58) 32nds of thread left. Must purchase all 8 tires....................$22,400 obo Pictures available on request. Phone (406) 490-3202

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Grants offered to restaurants to advertise local foods

The Montana Department of Agriculture is offering advertising grants for restaurants that purchase Montana specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, dry peas and lentils, and culinary herbs and spices. The Montana Restaurant Rewards program provides eateries with up to $1,000 in reimbursement for advertising the use of Montana specialty crops on their menus. Reimbursements are limited by the amount of local food purchased. Advertising and menu references also serve as a guide for restaurant customers, who often prefer dishes prepared with locally grown ingredients. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Restaurants can meet Montana specialty crop producers at the Department’s three scheduled Montana Farm to Table Connection events: November 7, 2012 in Bozeman; January 30, 2013 in Billings; and April 29, 2013 in Kalispell. For more information on the Restaurant Rewards grant program or Farm to Table Connection events, visit the department’s website at: http://agr.mt.gov/ agr/Programs/Marketing/ Domestic_Trade/Selling_to_ Restaurants/. Questions about the program can be answered by Angelyn DeYoung, marketing officer, who can be reached at 406-444-5424 or by email at ADeyoung@mt.gov.


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This is an especially important time of year to be thinking about minerals! • • We Have Weaning Pellets Available • •

Brigade® Stress Fighting Formula is a CRYSTALYX® Supplement designed to help young calves overcome nutritional stress from weaning and shipping. This palatable, free-choice supplement is fortified with electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and trace minerals - just what stressed calves need at this critical time.

Ask for Brigade Stress Fighting Formula Protein is often the first limiting nutrient on most forage programs, minerals and vitamins play an important role in helping cows stay healthy and in maintaining reproductive efficiency. CRYSTAL-PHOS™ is a weather and waste proof mineral supplement that cows will consume readily along with BGF-30™. Place a BGF-30™ barrel with every 20-30 head of cows and a ® CRYSTAL-PHOS barrel for approximately every 40-70 head. Studies have shown that cows will consume mineral better from CRYSTAL-PHOS. Try the “combo” program ~ it works!

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A12

CRAWLER FOR SALE 1978 Cat D6C 10K crawler, 100% Cat undercarriage, recent rebuilt powershift transmission and motor, angle blade. Machine is in exceptional condition and runs like new.

Call Garrett 509-220-5025 or toll free 888-272-8733

Serving The Ag Community Since 1969 Specializing in JD, International, Case IH & all other major brands of ag tractors

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

Maggie Nutter, President of the Marias Livestock Association. Photo courtesy of Helen Brown.

Marias River Livestock Association meeting

Marias River Livestock Association had a great line up of speakers Thursday, September 20 at the Elk’s Club / Coyote Event Center’s downstairs meeting room in Shelby, Montana. Quentin Kujala, Sections Coordinator, Wildlife Bureau FWP, presented the Elk Management Guidelines in Areas with Brucellosis Working Groups suggestions for the FWP Commission. The Working Group was formed in the fall of 2011 in response to the increased seroprevalence of Brucellosis in the Elk of the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA). In the 1980 & 90’s the seroprevalence in the GYA Elk was below 2%, but in 2007 elk associated with feeding programs in the southern GYA climbed to between 7–37% seroprevalence. There were also cases where cattle had contracted the disease from the wild elk. In order to protect the Brucellosis Free Status of the State action was needed and the Working Group was formed in the Fall of 2011. The group of 12 citizens attended 6 meetings the last of which was held in June of this year. During the 6 meetings their focus was to come up with guidelines for elk management that reduce the risk of brucellosis transfer from Elk to cattle and would be acceptable to a large variety of people with different values and life experiences. Because the elk in the Greater Yellowstone Area live in three states, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, and in mulitlple parks and Wildlife management areas it needs to be understood that the Montana FWP has limited authority and the cooperation of different agencies and states will also affect the success of reducing the seroprevalence in the GYA. The Working Group’s Guidelines will be presented to the FWP Commission during the October 12 and November 8, monthly Commission meetings in Helena for their consideration and adoption. A draft of the guidelines will then be put out for a public comment period thru December. The guidelines will include hunting to reduce winter herd size/density develop a late hunting season, use of season structure to address harboring of elk on private property. Steps to alter the habitat would include: Preform/suggest landscape alterations that will promote spatial and temporal separation of elk and livestock during critical brucellosis risk periods, the use of livestock for high intensity/short duration grazing of underused areas of native vegetation on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) which causes ideal grazing conditions for wildlife when the grass grows back, planting of forage that will attract the elk to it, water developments.

Tobin Arnold, Conrad and Buster Brown discuss livestock issues during the Marias River Livestock Association meeting. Photo courtesy of Helen Brown. CONTINUED ON PAGE A13


Marias River Livestock Association meeting continued from page A12

Containment efforts of free roaming elk to keep them away from livestock during the period which the elk may abort would include: reduce wolf/pack number in the open winter range, more intensive hazing of elk in high risk areas, public funding for fencing cattle feeding areas where elk may tend to congregate, decrease harboring of elk on private property, elk-proof fencing for high risk areas by locale, purchase/lease more WMAs for the purpose of spatial separation, endorse development of collaborative incentives for harborers to allow hunting access. The last piece is Research and education: increase monitoring of seropositive elk movements, expand ongoing elk distribution research to Designated Servolance Area (DSA) and contiguous areas, educate harborers through neighbors, affected parties, FWP and Department of Livestock contacts, delisting of B. abortus bacteria so vaccine can be researched, expand ongoing seroprevalence research to DAS and contiguous area. It is predicted and hoped that those efforts will reduce the risk of transmission of disease from elk to cattle. If they are not successful than there are more controversial steps that may be taken. Jeanne Rankin, DVM, also presented excellent information about Brucellosis or Undulant Fever as some may know it. The disease was rampant prior to the 1960’s but as it was eradicated in livestock people have become less educated about brucellosis and its effects on livestock and people. Rankin presented facts about how brucellosis is spread from animals to humans through the consumption of raw milk or undercooked meat of infected animals. Brucella, the bacteria, can survive for many months in the right conditions. Freezing does not kill the bacteria, heat does, therefore pasteurization of milk and cooking of meat is important. Most dairy product that would put you at risk are illegally imported cheeses that are made from unpasteurized milk. Rankin expressed the importance for livestock producers to wear gloves and protective clothing when working in birthing situation with animals that may be infected or hunters who are hunting in areas where wildlife such as elk and bison may carry brucellosis. In some states wild bores carry the disease putting humans and livestock at risk. This is one of the many reasons to prevent a feral hog population in Montana. Senator Rick Ripley then presented a quick overview of how to be involved in getting bills introduced and passed. Ripley states that the best ideas come from the voters not the legislators. The process is complex and many good ideas never go much farther than committee. It is important for all citizens to be involved as much as they can with the Legislators in their areas. Actions such as testify in Helena during Committeee meeting makes a difference and they want to hear from the people who will truly be affected by the law being discussed. If you want more information of any of these topics please call Maggie Nutter, President of the Marias River Livestock Association, and she can direct you to more resources.

George and Jeanette Rankin attended the Marias River Livestock Association meeting held in Shelby, Montana. Photo courtesy of Helen Brown.

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A13

BALE CHOPPER FOR SALE NDE 1652 bale chopper, used very little, in excellent condition

$20,500

Phone Rick Kimbell, (406) 250-2094 or (406) 257-5057, Kalispell, Montana

Share the Abundance An in-kind gift of grain to Benefis Healthcare Foundation will help provide needed healthcare services to many people throughout Northcentral Montana. Now that the harvest is in, please consider donating a portion and reap the satisfaction of helping others in need. In addition to “abundant” tax benefits, your gift of grain can also provide you with a guaranteed fixed source of lifelong income at excellent rates. Let us tell you how. Please call (406) 455-5840 or (800) 544-7798, or send an e-mail to us at foundation@benefis.org.


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BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE 125 head of gentle Red Angus heifers 25 head of black Angus heifers

Handled with horses, ultrasounded for calving dates AI bred will calve the first week of February Bull bred will calve February through early April Will sell in tight calving groups Call Wyse Genetics (406) 581-0302, Manhattan, MT

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Dairy Focus: Calves and cleanliness a vital health relationship

By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist, NDSU Extension Service surface of a nursing bottle, for example, it Raising healthy calves is a challenging acts as a buffer between the bleach’s active and rewarding job. Calf raisers are responingredient (sodium hypochlorite) and the sible for the dairy herd’s future, the next bacteria. generation of milk cows. According to Sam Leadley, calf and Minimizing death and disease losses in heifer management consultant at Attica the calf herd can save hundreds of dollars (New York) Veterinary Associates, biofilm per replacement animal raised. can develop easily on equipment that is Sometimes the most obvious steps are not cleaned completely after every use. He the easiest to overlook because we assume notes that washing feeding buckets every the work is being done just as we intended. morning and then just rinsing after the One of the most vial components is afternoon feeding allows protein, fat and sanitation. lactose particles to stick to the surfaces. Just rinsing a nursing bottle rather than Then bacteria cement themselves to equipcleaning it thoroughly is very tempting. We ment surfaces using these residues. figure that all the “germs” can be killed with Once the bacteria are cemented onto a good soak with bleach. The bad news is the equipment, they produce organic comthat, in most cases, bleach actually cannot pounds to protect themselves. These films kill the “germs.” often are so thin that we can’t see or feel The recipe is straightforward. (You can them. However, be assured that they can find guidelines from the Dairy Calf and be present unless you have a good four-step Heifer Association’s Gold Standards.) One washing procedure that is followed after of the first steps is: Wash equipment after every use. every use, including bleach in the wash Here is what is recommended as an eswater. Soak with bleach and hot water ocsential four-step cleaning procedure: casionally to back up an effective washing • Use a lukewarm prewash rinse. program. The proper soaking dilution of • Brush the equipment, using hot water, household bleach is about 2.7 cups in 5 soap and bleach for the wash. gallons of water. • Use an acid rinse. If equipment is completely clean, chlo• Allow the equipment to dry thoroughly rine bleach does have an excellent kill rate between uses. for bacteria. Notice the words “completely At low levels, these bacteria are not clean.” If a biofilm exists on the interior necessarily harmful to young calves. However, you frequently find high bacterial concentrations in milk, milk replacer or colostrum that come in contact with bottles, tube feeders and pails that are cleaned just by soaking them in bleach.

4-H members make a lifetime impact

1976 Flying L 5x16 bumper pull stock trailer with front tack door. Very clean . ..........................$2400

1992 Diamond D 28-ft. tandem dually gooseneck flatbed..$6800

By Kathryn Reeves, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist What happens when 4-H teens are exposed to a compelling need? They act! Last June, South Dakota 4-H teens learned the impact that cleft palate has on many children’s lives, and it prompted them to choose Operation Smile as their statewide community service project for the coming year. That year ended on September 30, and the result was $10,983.88 of support for Operation Smile. That’s 45 children who have received a life changing, and in some cases life-saving operation, due to the efforts of 4-H members across the state. Rummage sales, bracelets, car washes, and pie throwing were just some of the creative fund raising strategies utilized. To those who believe today’s youth are self-absorbed and not altruistic, 4-H has evidence to the contrary!


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Ranch-Raised Coming 2-Year Old Bulls

30 Bred Heifers & 2 Ranch Geldings

Annual Bull Sale December 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm At the Clear Creek Ranch

We are excited to offer a rugged, muscled up, super sound set of bulls that will sire steer calves that will perform from the range to the rail and females with some survivability and longevity!

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A16

STRAW FOR SALE

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

Aaron Boehm 406-355-4402 Rudyard, MT

UW Extension specialist receives career achievement award

By University of Wyoming Extension “Throughout his two decades of service, A professor in the Department of Family he has made significant contributions in and Consumer Sciences at the University developing, teaching and evaluating extenof Wyoming (UW) and director of Wyosion programs,” said Brian Higginbotham, ming AgrAbility has received the Career family life extension specialist at Utah State Achievement Award from the National University. “His contributions, including Family Life Specialists’ Awards Committee. presentations and publications, have had “I was extremely honored and humbled,” multiple impacts outside his home state.” said Randy Weigel, UW Extension human Weigel will speak for 15 minutes during development specialist in the College of the webinar on topics including the ageAgriculture and Natural Resources. “In paced parenting newsletters he worked on my 37-year extension career, I’ve had the during his time at Iowa State Extension; the privilege of working with most of the past recipients.” Farm Crisis of the ’80s; Wyoming Extension The Career Achievement Award honors homemakers; Western Integrated Resource an extension state specialist in family life Education –Agriculture Help Wanted; the and human development who has made animal care project at the Wyoming Girls significant contributions with impacts at School; and Wyoming AgrAbility. the national level on extension program “I am proud of the proactive, integrated development, delivery and evaluation. and comprehensive response of extension Weigel will be honored at 11 a.m. Thurshuman development and family life specialday, November 15, during the National ists to the emotional needs of farm families Update and Family Life Specialists’ Awards facing the farm crisis of the ’80s, and the Presentation webinar hosted by the U.S. inclusion of behavioral (mental) health into Department of Agriculture and National extension agricultural management educaInstitute of Food and Agriculture. Login tion and the National AgrAbility project,” information for the webinar will be availsaid Weigel. able at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/.

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MOA presents 10th anniversary conference

The Montana Organic Association is celebrating their benchmark anniversary and hosting its Tenth Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn, downtown Helena, Montana, from November 29th – December 1st, 2012. Headliners include: Jeff Moyer, Farm Director at Rodale Institute, who brings his expertise in organic crop production systems; Gary Zimmer, renowned farmer, agri-businessman, author and educator who has dedicated his life to improving farming through restoring and balancing soils; and Atina Diffley, an organic consultant, educator, and author of the 2012 memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. The Conference is an easy way to learn about organics and the latest developments in the field. It’s an opportunity to network with others who are just beginning, established experts, or somewhere in between. The Conference features delicious organic food, thought-provoking discussions, profitable business networking and fun entertainment—a perfect gathering to learn, relax, get energized, be inspired and be inspiring. The Conference kicks off Thursday night at 7 pm, with a social hour followed by the screening of the documentary, In Organic We Trust, “which explores the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing”. Visit www.montanaorganicassociation.org to learn more about the Conference.


Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A17

New Besler Bale Beds with EXTENDABLE ARMS IN STOCK

2004 GMC

3/4 ton 4x4 extended cab with 8.1L V-8, Allison automatic. Mounted with New Besler bale bed with extendable arms.

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FRIDAY, NOV 30TH • 11:00 AM SHEPHERD, MT

Directions: From Billings - NE on Old Hwy 312 7½ miles to Shepherd Rd, North 2¼ miles OR I-94 to Huntley exit 6, NE 1 mile to Nahmis AV, North ½ mile to Hwy 312, West 1¼ miles to Shepherd Rd, North 2¼ miles

T-BONE FEEDERS

TRUCKS ‘94 Freightliner Conventional - Spread-All TK20T, 20 ton, 7’x20’ box, composite lining, hydr endgate, Cat C13, 9 spd, twin screw, air susp, 285/75R24.5, alum wh’ls, 389k omr ‘93 Freightliner Conventional - Spread-All TK20T, 20 ton, 7’x20’ box, composite lining, hydr endgate, Cat C13, 9 spd, twin screw, air susp, 11R24.5, alum wh’ls, 475k omr ‘89 Ford Aeromax L9000 Midland box 20’, hoist, twin screw, air susp, poly liner, 450 Cmns, 9 spd, 217k omr ‘77 GMC CO -19’ box, hoist, 83k omr TRAILERS ‘55 Allo Pup - 18’, side hoist, air brakes Combine Header, Factory - 32’, sgl axle Drill Transport, Donahue - 30’ Swather, JD - 16’x146” deck, duals, ramps, pintle TRACTORS ‘97 JD 8400 – mfwd, ps, 3 pt, quick hitch, pto, 4 hydr, 18.4R46 duals, 21 pc wgts, 10,637 hmr, 225 hp ‘75 JD 4430 - pwr quad, 3 pt, quick hitch, dual pto, 2 hydr, 14.9R46’s, 15 pc wgts, 11,123 hrs, 125 hp ‘72 JD 4320 - syncro, 3 pt, dual pto, 2 hydr, 460/85R38’s, 2659 hmr, 116 hp, Sells w/FH F258 loader, 5’ bkt, grpl ‘80 Cat 930 Wheel Loader - 4wd, 8’ 3 yrd bkt, 17.5-25, 6698 hmr MF 35 Deluxe - gas, 3 pt, pto, 35 hp JD 420 Riding Mower - hydro, deck TRACTOR ADD-ONS Dozer, Degelman 15700 - 14’, silage ext Loader, JD 840 - 8’ bkt, grpl, joystick 1 Pr: 18.4-38 duals & rims

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Auctioneers Note Norman lost his farm manager by an unexpected death and has leased out his farmland. A nice line of green equipment, tractors and trucks. No small items to speak of so plan to be early.

IRRIGATION Pump, Cornell 8”, GM 4 dsl, 500 gal fuel Pump, Cornell - 4”, pto, trailer mtd Big Squirt, Nelson 200 Sprinkler System, Perrot Peromat 110 - ¼ mile 4” hose, trailer mtd 27 Jts: 6” Alum pipe, 30’ PICKUPS & SNOWMOBILES ‘95 GMC 2500 - 4wd, 215k omr ‘94 Dodge 2500 - 4wd, 250k omr ‘84 GMC 1500 - 4wd, “flywh’l shot” ‘69 Chev C10 ‘51 Chev ¾ ton, flatbed, “restored” ‘94 Arctic Cat 580EXT Snowmobile ‘80 Ski Doo Everest 500 Snowmobile Snowmobile trailer MISC Honey Wagon, Better Built -1200 gal Compost Turner, Wildcat CX700 - 9’, 3 pt, pto Compost Spreader Attach’t - fits trucks (2)Wood feed bunks 20’ Concrete water tank Chemical shuttle, 100 gal (2)1500 Gallon poly water tanks 1000 Gallon galv water tank 1000 Gallon fuel tank 150 Gallon port fuel tank, 12v 150 Gallon port fuel tank w/trailer 3 Pt bale handler Port steamer (thawing pipes) Antique horse drawn buggy Antique JD dump rake Antique horse drawn slip Red Jacket pump Witt 15” saddle Circle Y 15½ “ saddle Truck winch Hmr = hour meter reading Omr = odometer reading

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A18

NRCS offers wildfire recovery funding

10 BLACK ANGUS 1ST CALF HEIFERS FOR SALE

Due to calve February & March – From registered cows............................. $1650 Elk Park Angus, (406) 212-4958, Columbia Fall, MT

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

Contact your authorized dealer

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Henke Enterprises Inc. offers-

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

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Sheep shearing and wool classing schools

By NDSU Extension Service If you are interest in learning more about sheep shearing or becoming certified for wool classing, then plan to attend the North Dakota Sheep Shearing School on November 17-19 or the Certified Wool Classing School on November 17-20 at North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center. The topics to be covered during the sheep shearing school include: • Professional shearing patterns • Tagging and eyeing • Equipment maintenance and repair • Wool handling and preparation Instructors for the school are Wade Kopren, a South Dakota professional sheep shearer, and Reid Redden, NDSU Extension Service sheep specialist. The school is open to those who are experienced or nonexperienced in sheep shearing. To allow for one-on-one instruction, registration is being limited. The registration deadline is November 12. The registration fee is $125. The fee includes tuition, a handbook and DVD. The North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association is providing $250 in scholarships to state residents over the age of 16, which will be distributed evenly among qualified applicants. Topics to be covered during the wool classing school include: • Wool fiber growth, development and production • Objective wool measuring • Genetic selection programs • Wool contamination and handling practices • Wool classing, packaging, labeling and marking • Test for level 1 certification The instructors are Ron Cole, American Sheep Industry Association wool education consultant, and Lisa Surber, Montana State University Wool Lab manager. The fee for the program is $175, which includes tuition and materials. For more information on both, contact Chris Schauer at (701) 567-4323 or email christopher.schauer@ndsu.edu. Entry fees for both can be sent to the Hettinger REC, P.O. Box 1377, Hettinger, ND 58639. The sheep shearing school is sponsored by the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association, NDSU Hettinger REC and NDSU Extension Service. The same organizations, along with the American Sheep Industry Association, are sponsoring the certified wool classing school. Schauer, director of the Hettinger REC, is coordinating both events.

NRCS announces major conservation initiatives

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the organic, seasonal high tunnel, and sage-grouse conservation initiatives. All three initiatives offer technical and financial assistance through the agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Applications must be received by December 21, 2012, to be considered for funding in 2013. NRCS will rank all eligible applications in January of 2013. NRCS will notify applicants of ranking results and begin developing contracts with selected applicants. Organic Initiative: NRCS helps certified organic growers and producers working to achieve organic certification install conservation practices for organic production. Financial assistance is available to help these growers meet the requirements of their Organic System Plan. Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative: NRCS helps producers implement high tunnels, steel-framed, polyethylene-covered structures that extend growing seasons in an environmentally safe manner. High tunnel benefits include better plant and soil quality, fewer nutrients and pesticides in the environment, and better air quality due to fewer vehicles being needed to transport crops. Sage-Grouse Initiative: NRCS helps producers enhance and preserve sage-grouse habitat and the sustainability of working ranches and farms in the western United States. Visit the NRCS Montana Web site at www.mt.nrcs.usda. gov/programs/eqip/ for more information on how to apply for these initiatives and to find an NRCS office near you.

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HEADER & STEALTH OPENERS FOR SALE

MacDon 972 30-ft. header, triple delivery, upper cross auger, pickup reel, gauge wheels, New Holland TR adapter, excellent shape................................................................. $25,000 obo Miscellaneous Stealth openers....................................................................................... $1000 Phone (406) 567-2632, or 350-2266, Coffee Creek, Montana

ITEMS FOR SALE

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

Ridge Mulcher 2000...$5000

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

3-point angle blade........$450 8-ft. heavy duty pickup snow plow blade with hydraulic cylinders...................$1000 4-New implement tires, never used, mounted on new 6-hole 5” center wheels $700

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL (406) 793-2210

Commemorative Winchester Collection

AUCTION

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012 11:00 A.M.

LOCATION: Sidney, MT- 310 7th Steer SE Approx. (55) Winchesters (new, unfired and most in the original boxes). Pistols. (50) silver dollars. FOR MORE INFORMATION: R-K AUCTION, Rick Kniepkamp (406) 485-2548. www.r-kauction.com WINCHESTER COMMEMORATIVES Alaskan Purchase Centennial 1867-1967 American Bald Eagle Commemorative Annie Oakley Commemorative Antique Antlered Big Game 1978 Bat Masterson Commemorative 1979 Bicentennial 1976 Boy Scouts of America Commemorative Buffalo Bill Commemorative Buffalo Bill Commemorative Calgary Stampede Commemorative Canadian Centennial 1967 Canadian Centennial 1967 Canadian Pacific 1981 Centennial 1966 Centennial 1966 Cherokee Commemorative 1978 Cheyenne Commemorative 1977 Chief Crazy Horse Commemorative Cowboy Commemorative Deer Rifle Golden Spike Commemorative Illinois Sesquicentennial 1818-1968 John Wayne Canadian Commemorative 1981 John Wayne Commemorative Klondike Gold Rush Commemorative 1975 Legendary Frontiersman 1979 Legendary Lawman 1978 Limited Edition II Little Bighorn Commemorative 1976 Lonestar Commemorative 1970 Lonestar Commemorative 1970 Nebraskian Centennial NRA 1971 Commemorative NRA Musket 1971 Commemorative Oklahoman Diamond Jubilee 1907-1982 Oliver F. Winchester 1980 Pre-1964 RCMP Commemorative 1873-1973 Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee Sioux Commemorative 1976 Teddy Roosevelt Commemorative Teddy Roosevelt Commemorative Texas Ranger 1973 Commemorative Trapper US Border Partrol 1981 Wells Fargo 1977 Commemorative Winchester Winchester Winchester 18” barrell Winchester Classic Wrangler Winchester 32 Special Wyoming Diamond Jubilee

Model Serial # 94 APCO881 94XTR ABE331 9422XTR AOK3083 94 3336389 94 AG17521 94 BM428 94 USA10144 9422XTR BSA11989 94 WC53935 94 WC16994 94 CS558 94 39605 94 59186 94 CPC2804 94 42340 94 13300 94 CH09218 94 CH10949 94 CCH3499 94 CB18317 64 3792394 94 GS27670 94 IS7311 94 CJW243 94 JW13041 94 KGR3589 94 LF06564 94 LL07688 94 78L293 94 LBH09646 94 LS17045 94 LS2761 94 NC1241 94 NRA17010 94 NRA28677 94 ODJ900 94 OFW2034 94 2445623 94 RCMP2146 94 SDJ630 94 SU08662 94 TR48993 94 TR19209 94 RA701 94 4869674 94 BP116 94 WFC10587 94XTR BB046197 94 4090673 94 4819976 94 3097039 94 5101215 94 WJ1125

Caliber 30-30 375 22 30-30 30-30, carbine 30-30 30-30, carbine 22 30-30, carbine 30-30, rifle 32 special 30-30, carbine 30-30, rifle 32SW, rifle 30-30, carbine 30-30, rifle 30-30 44-40 38-55 30-30, carbine 30-30 30-30 30-30 32-40, carbine 32-40, carbine 30-30 38-55, rifle 30-30, carbine 30-30 44 30-30, rifle 30-30, carbine 30-30 30-30, rifle 30-30, musket 32-40, rifle 38-55, rifle 30-30 30-30, musket 38-55, carbine 30-30 30-30, carbine 30-30, rifle 30-30, carbine 30-30 30-30, carbine 30-30, carbine 375, carbine 30-30, carbine 30-30 30-30, carbine 32 30-30

Rick Kniepkamp 406-485-2548 for complete list www.r-kauction.com


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COMBINE & HEADER FOR SALE

2005 Case IH 2388 combine, AFX rotor, large grain tank extension, 1538 engine hours, 1151 rotor hours.............................................................................................................. $130,000 2007 HoneyBee SP 36-ft. draper header, U2 pickup reel............................................ $30,000 Phone Doug Greytak, (406) 394-2381 or 394-2311 or cell 262-4962, Havre, MT

Reconditioning soybeans in storage poses problems

By NDSU Extension Service Reconditioning low-moisture soybeans in storage can damage the grain bin, cautions Ken Hellevang, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service’s grain drying expert. Warm, dry fall weather can result in soybeans being harvested well below the market moisture content of 13 percent. Hellevang says he has heard reports of harvested bean moisture contents as low as 6 to 9 percent. 1992 Ford Versatile 946 4WD tractor, 855 Cummins The lost value of soybeans with a moisture content of 7 engine, closed center hydraulics, 20.8x42 tires, 5744 percent rather than the market standard of 13 percent is a loss hours..............................................................$42,000 Delivery included within 300 miles. Must sell! of about 97 cents per bushel for beans with a value of $15 per Contact Les at (406) 390-0022 or bushel and 66 cents per bushel if they are at 9 percent moisture. iblodegard@hotmail.com This lost value will encourage producers to recondition the beans to 13 percent. However, reconditioning causes the beans to expand, which can damage the grain bin’s bolted connections or even cause the bin to rupture from the increased pressure on the bin wall. “The forces on the bin increase much more rapidly than by the percentage of moisture content increases,” Hellevang says. “Therefore, a moisture content increase of more than a point or two can be problematic. The bin warranty may be voided if damage occurs while reconditioning grain.” One way to reduce the damage is to use a negative pressure system to pull humid air down through the soybeans and remove the soybeans from the top of the bin as they are reconditioned. Grain flows from the top of the bin in a funnel shape as it is unloaded from the center bin sump. Another way to reduce that pressure is to use a vertical-stirring auger to mix the beans frequently. However, soybeans become more fragile at lower moisture contents, so stirring may damage the beans. Producers need to operate fans during weather with an average relative humidity of about 70 percent if they want to recondition soybeans to 13 percent during normal fall temperatures of 30 to 60 F. The moisture doesn’t change gradually throughout the entire bin during reconditioning, Hellevang notes. Instead, a rewetting zone develops and moves slowly through the bin in the direction of the airflow. Too much reconditioning also can be a problem. Soybeans will be reconditioned to a moisture content exceeding 13 percent if the humidity of the air entering the soybeans is too high. If One piece welded construction gives you many years of maintenance-free service. that happens, the wet soybeans may deteriorate in storage or be Approximately two feet of solid skirting means less hay waste. discounted when sold. Solid, high tensile steel slant bars available in spacing to suit your needs. One way to control reconditioning is to use a humidistat to turn the fan on any time the humidity is above about 60 percent. Hellevang recommends adding a second humidistat to stop the fan when the relative humidity reaches very high levels to prevent excessive moisture contents. Another method is to install a microprocessor-based controller that monitors temperature and humidity, and runs only Big Sandy, MT - 406-378-2306 Rudyard, MT - 406-355-4154 when air conditions will bring the crop to the desired moisture Havre, MT - 406-265-2275 Turner, MT - 406-379-2275 content. Running the fan only at night when the humidity is Chinook, MT - 406-357-2280 Malta, MT - 406-654-2022 higher will recondition the soybeans but does not provide any Harlem, MT - 406-353-2490 control options. “Reconditioning time primarily depends on the airflow per bushel and weather conditions,” Hellevang says. “Reconditioning occurs the fastest when the airflow rate is high Hydraulic Motors GREAT FALLS and the air is warm and humid.” East of Fleet Wholesale TRW/Ross Reconditioning will be the Tyrone most successful in a drying bin Char-Lynn that has a fully perforated floor 800-823-4937 • 406-761-8079 • www.northernhydraulics.net and a fan that can deliver at All Sizes 2600 17th St. N E • Black Eagle, MT (Great Falls) least 0.75 cubic feet per minute Serving Hydraulic Needs Since 1963 in Stock of airflow per bushel. Even with Hydrostatic Exchange INDUSTRIAL • MINING • COMMERCIAL • AGRICULTURAL this airflow, moving a rewetHydrostatic Rebuilds ting front all the way through Cylinders • Pumps • Motors • Valves • Repairs & testing 2 year warranty the bin may take more than a on all Hydraulics Hydraulic Clutch Hydraulic Flow month of fan operation. Using Sundstrand Eaton Pump Hydraulic Divider Filters lower airflow rates to move the Dynapower High Pressure Denison rewetting front through the bin 1,2,4 & 6 wire All sizes All parts available hose assemblies will take several months. Hydraulic & styles available in stock Valves For more information about PTO Pump Hose Ends & fittings ALL SIZES NEW & REBUILDS reconditioning, drying, hanWe are your Complete line of Williams Distibutor/Manufacturer dling and storing soybeans, Your • JOHN DEERE for Hydraulic Pumps & Parts source for visit the NDSU Extension • CASE • IH New H-98 & F-98 Service’s soybean production A&I • INTERNATIONAL • 30 Series • 54 Series guide at http://www.ag.ndsu. pumps New Complete Testing Facilities for • 50 Series • 57 Series Hydrostatic, Gear and Vane Pumps edu/pubs/plantsci/rowcrops/ a1172.pdf and NDSU’s grain Hydraulic – Power Steering – Air Conditioning CUSTOM drying and storage website AMERICAN at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ & METRIC Tractors – Trucks – Combines – Cars BUILT HOSES graindrying.

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Call Us Toll Free 1-800-247-1220

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USED TRACTORS

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USED SELF-PROPELLED SWATHERS & HEADERS

2012 New Holland H8080, DB416 header. Demo unit........... Call for Special Pricing! 1995 New Holland 2550, 14-ft. auger header, 2200 hours.....................................$28,500 New Holland 1495, gas, hydrostatic, 12-ft. header...............................................$8500

2002 New Holland TV140 bidirectional, loader, grapple. 50 hours on new engine warranty, nice................................................$74,500 1998 New Holland 8560 MFD, 130 PTO hp, cab, air, loader, grapple, 7940 hours......$49,100 1997 New Holland 8360 MFD, 115 PTO hp, cab, air, loader, 4500 hours...................$51,500 2002 New Holland TM125 MFD, 100 PTO hp, cab, air, loader, 3025 hours............$48,400 2011 New Holland Boomer 50 FWA, hydro, rear remote, 250 TL loader, 50 hours....$23,800

2003 John Deere 4995, 14-ft. disc header, steel conditioner, 1400 hours..................$64,200 1997 Case IH 8850, disc header, cab..$32,500 Hesston 6650, cab, air, 14-ft. header...$15,500 New Holland 2331 13-ft. disc header, 2330BF push frame. Excellent.....................$18,500 MacDon 940 15-ft. multi-crop header......$7700

USED PULL-TYPE SWATHERS

New Holland 1431 pivot tongue, 13-ft. cut disc mower............................................$12,200 2006 New Holland 499 12-ft. pivot tongue. Excellent condition.........................$17,700 Hesston 1014 14-ft. pivot tongue, 14-ft. sickle head..................................................$6400

USED ROUND BALERS

2008 New Holland T2320 FWA, hydro, 250TL loader, canopy, 250 hours..............$24,800 2007 New Holland TC34DA FWA, hydro, 240TL loader, 190 hours. Like new...........$18,800 2006 New Holland TC30 FWA, hydro, 7308 loader, 200 hours. Like new...........$15,800 Ford 8000, cab, air, 3-pt., PTO, loader, bucket... . ........................................................$8300 Ford 8N, 6-ft. rear blade. Good running tractor.. . ........................................................$2900 1995 Agco 9655 MFD, cab, air, powershift, 984SL loader, duals.......................$46,500 2005 John Deere 5205 MFD, ROPS, 3-pt., PTO................................................$17,300 1981 White 2-85 2WD, cab, air, heat, 3-pt., PTO...................................................$9550

USED TILLAGE & MISC.

Koyker 150 loader and mounts, bucket..$3500 International 2000 farm loader with bucket, no mounts..............................................$2200 Farm King 100” 3-pt. rigid drag harrow. Like new!....................................................$975 New Holland EZ84 84” rear blade. Like new..... . ..........................................................$825 Land Pride RB1572 6-ft. 3-pt. rear blade..$750 Farm King 6-ft. rear blade.........................$450 1981 International truck, Detroit 653, FS1 525 horizontal TMR...............................$33,300 Kirschmann 12-ft. hoe drill.....................$2500 Erskine 960FM 96” front mount snowblower, drive lines..........................................$5800 New Holland 6-ft. front mount snowblower. Like new!!.................................................$3800 Snowmachines 5-ft. 3-pt. snowblower with chute.................................................$1750 Polaris PVT 6x6, dump bed. Excellent condition....................................................$5600 Farm King Y810E 8x12 unloading auger, electric motor...........................................$1500 16-ft. tandem bumper pull trailer..............$1500 Tebben TC94-500 5-ft. rotary cutter..........$700 Land Pride RT1558 58” 3-pt. rototiller....$1990 Beltec heavy duty post hole auger..........$2800 Danuser 3-pt. post hole auger with 12” auger... . ........................................................$1250 Land Pride PD15 PTO post hole auger with 12” bit......................................................$1240 Shaver post pounders. In Stock........ Save $$$

SKIDSTEERS & CONSTRUCTION

1976 Caterpillar 966C wheel loader, 3rd valve, quick attach, bucket, forks, 10,000+ hours.. . .....................................................$32,500 New Holland Harley MX8 landscaping power box rake............................................$6800 Post Vibe vibratory post pounder, rock spike, pipe driver, 3 way hydraulic, high flow......... . .....................................................$11,300 Mustang MBH9H 9-ft. backhoe for skidsteer, 24” bucket..........................................$7600 2011 Buhler SB5200 skidsteer snowblower. Excellent...........................................$4800 Horsh 7-ft. snow blade, hydraulic angle, skidsteer loader quick attach. Like new...$3100

LAWN & GARDEN

New Holland G4020 zero turn mower, 50”deck, bagger system..................................$3200 John Deere L130 48” deck, bagger, FM snowblower...................................................Call Walker mowers in stock along with Toro commercial and residential units.

Check Out The NEW New Holland BR7090 Baler

The New Holland BR 7090 Round Baler’s redesigned bale chamber and forming rolls, in combination with the belts and the sealed adjustable hydraulic bale density system, start a core in any crop and build tight perfectly shaped bales. The integral formed ribs of the new rolls provide aggressive crop movement while eliminating surface imperfections on the ribs, which can be detrimental during the wrapping cycle. The new bale chamber design enables the operator to start cores and make bales in crops and conditions that previously would have been too difficult to bale.

NEW New Holland H8060 Discbine Self-Propelled Windrower 8040’s Holland H NEW New In Stock Also r headers with auge

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

2004 New Holland BR780, net/twine, Xtra Sweep, Bale Command.................$19,300 2004 New Holland BR780, twine, Super Sweep, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup...$17,500 New Holland BR780, twine.................$14,800 2002 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup.............................$14,800 2001 New Holland 688, net/twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup...................$18,200 2000 New Holland 688, twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup.............................$14,100 1997 New Holland 664, net/twine, Bale Command, hydraulic pickup..................$12,100 1995 New Holland 660, net/twine, Bale Command..............................................$12,100 1994 New Holland 660, twine, Bale Command.................................................$9500 1992 New Holland 660, net/twine, Bale Command, 1000 PTO...............................$7500 New Holland 853, twine. Excellent, must see!.. . ........................................................$4800 1997 John Deere 566, twine wrap. Excellent.... . .....................................................$15,700 2001 Vermeer 605XL, twine.................$14,100

USED SQUARE BALERS

2012 New Holland BB9080 Demo unit............ . ......................... Call for Special Pricing! John Deere 467 16x18...........................$2700

USED HAY TOOLS

HIGH SPEED AND HIGH CAPACITY

New Holland H8000 Series Speedrower® windrowers deliver capacity that can’t be matched by other machines. They handle all crops - alfalfa, grass, small grains, canola, barley, lentils or peas - with ease and speed, with models that range from 126 horsepower to an industry-leading 226 horsepower. The control achieved with the H8000 windrowers takes productivity to the highest level.

New Holland FP230 pull-type chopper, 27P hay head...............................................$10,500 New Holland 1032 pull-type stack wagon. Excellent....................................................$6800 New Holland 1012 pull-type stack wagon......... . ........................................................$3700 Holsher Model 180 bale pack, handles 18 14x18 bales.......................................$4500 New Holland 258 9’6” rake, left side hydraulic drive, rubber tines. Like new..............$6200 John Deere 54 side delivery rake, 9-ft. working width..................................................$4400 Sitrex 3-point belt rake............................$1840


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TOTERHOME FOR SALE 1979 Ford LN8000 toterhome, Detroit 6V-92, 10 speed, Onan generator, A/C, fridge, microwave, good rubber. Will tow gooseneck or bumper pull, runs great. Tow your work trailer, 5th wheel or ???. Would also make a great HOTSHOT, NO CDL required............................................... $9500/Offers Phone Dan (406) 493-2129, Pablo, MT

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USED RAILROAD FLATCARS

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BUYING LEAD ACID BATTERIES

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Potatoes possible source of cattle feed

This year’s drought conditions may result in potatoes becoming a source of feed for cattle. Dry weather before and during the 2012 growing season led to poor forage yields and high hay and corn prices, so beef producers will be looking for other, lower-priced feed sources, says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service beef cattle specialist. Byproduct feeds such as distillers grain may be limited and higher priced as well because many producers have secured contracts for byproducts, leaving processing plants with little surplus for other producers. Also, a 5 percent increase in acres of potatoes planted in North Dakota and nationally has resulted in a larger supply of potatoes and a low market price, according to Andrew Robinson, an NDSU Extension agronomist specializing in potatoes. Culled potatoes The dry weather has led to an increase in disease and malformation in potatoes, which means the number of cull potatoes likely will be higher because the potatoes no longer are marketable to the fresh markets or for processing. Potato warehouses often discard potatoes that can’t be marketed, dumping them onto fields as a way to dispose of them. Cattle producers may find a low-cost feedstuff if they contact potato warehouses about purchasing the culled potatoes, Dahlen says. Potato processing plants also may be a good source of livestock feed. Here are a few factors producers need to consider when deciding whether to feed their cattle potatoes: • Potatoes’ quality as feed is similar to barley on a drymatter basis. • Potatoes are 70 to 80 percent water; therefore, the cost of transporting them on a dry-matter basis is high. • Sprouted or sunburned potatoes can contain compounds (glycoalkaloids) that are poisonous to cattle. Sprouts, which are most likely a problem in the spring, should be removed. • To ensile the potatoes successfully at a dry-matter content of about 60 to 65 percent, producers will need to chop or slice the potatoes and add some type of dry feed (straw, hay, etc.). • Potatoes can be freeze-dried by spreading them out in the winter and then fed the following spring/summer. • Cattle may choke on potatoes, especially if they are frozen, so they should be chopped before they are fed to livestock. • Cattle should be adapted to rations containing potatoes slowly to avoid digestive upsets. 
When comparing different feed sources, a simple price per pound is not accurate, according to Ryan Larsen, an assistant professor in NDSU’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department. Some simple math helps compare feed based on price per energy content. Potato growers and cattlemen also must consider the cost of digging the potatoes, trucking, slicing/chopping and mixing with straw or hay when determining the final price for the potatoes, Larsen says. For information on possible sources of potatoes, contact Ted Kreis, marketing and communications director for the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, at (218) 7733633.

Young Ag Couples invited to conference

Young farm and ranch couples from throughout Montana are invited to the 33rd annual Young Ag Couples Conference scheduled January 9-12, 2013, at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena. Couples will learn about communication skills, successful agriculture practices, estate planning, and other aspects of leadership. Ron Hanson, an agriculture economist and agribusiness professor at the University of Nebraska, is among the featured speakers. Hanson will deliver a presentation about the need for communications in family owned operations. The conference is sponsored by the Montana Department of Agriculture in cooperation with Montana’s agricultural organizations. To qualify, couples must be actively engaged in agriculture or agribusiness. Participants usually are nominated by Montana agricultural organizations. However, couples who are interested in attending or learning more about the conference can contact Walt Anseth at (406) 444-2402 or by email at agr@mt.gov.


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Montana Hereford Directory Anderson Ranch

406-848-2588, Emigrant, MT

Banjo Ranch

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

Bayers Hereford Ranch

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT

Holden Herefords

406-279-3301, Valier, MT

Dale Holfeldt

406-357-3785, Lloyd, MT

Hultin Polled Herefords J Bar E Ranch

BB Polled Herefords Bear Paw Herefords

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

Beery’s Land & Livestock Co

406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

406-357-3216, Chinook, MT 406-773-5710, Vida, MT www.beeryherefords.com

Bergum Family Farm

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

Blue Heron Ranch

406-432-2142, Galata, MT

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords Loyning Farms

406-328-4095, Absarokee, MT

McIntosh Ranch

Churchill Cattle Co

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

M/D Herefords

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

MJB Ranch

406-265-6115, Havre, MT

Dallas Polled Herefords

406-580-6676, Willow Creek, MT

Darrell Taylor Farms

406-590-8059, Fairfield, MT

Duncan Ranch Co

406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

Sand-Bayers Herefords Sidwell Ranch

406-322-4425, Columbus, MT

Snowshoe Cattle Company

Dutton Hereford Ranch Ehlke Herefords

406-566-2313, Stanford, MT

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

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

Ewing Herefords

406-452-6535, Power, MT

Feddes Herefords

406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

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

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT

406-895-2410, Plentywood, MT

Westfeeds

Genex Hawkeye West Guth Ranch Family

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

406-578-2301, Wilsall, MT

Higgins Bros

406-547-2213, Ringling, MT

Located in Eastern Montana, 28 miles north of Circle

Thomas Herefords

Wang Polled Hereford Ranch

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Don’t forget water for livestock during cold weather By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota Once again, we have enjoyed a pleasant extended fall. With the continued drought, many watering spots are dry or may be frozen. With dry conditions and freezing temperatures comes the season of providing greater care for our livestock. When the feeding season begins, we tend to focus on livestock feed, but one nutritional aspect that we producers need to remember, and is often easy to forget, is that livestock need water, or they won’t eat. Living in our part of the world, this usually requires some type of heated water source; snow can be a substitute, but it may be a poor replacement for tempered water. After the need for water is realized, producers have to remember that livestock require more energy to maintain body function during cold weather and more energy means additional high-quality forages or grain. It’s a common myth that grain rations are hotter rations but high-quality forage rations actually provide more heat for livestock. Since temperature and wind both affect the amount of cold stress the animal feels, wind chill must be taken into account. As a rule of thumb, total digestible nutrient (TDN) requirements increase about 1% for each degree that the wind chill is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit For example, let’s assume the average cow is eating 20 pounds of hay and the temperature drops to below zero, and with a wind, creates a wind chill of -10 F. This common temperature change creates an increased energy demand of 30% (The difference between +20 degrees and -10 equals a 30 degree spread). So, at this wind chill temperature, a cow’s hay intake will increase by 30 percent, assuming free access to hay. If she was eating 20 pounds before the temperature dropped, her intake will increase by six pounds a day. Once the water and feed are considered, another thing to remember is the importance of good, dry bedding. Animals kept dry have a much greater chance of staying comfortable and alive than those who stay wet during cold spells. Another important aspect of winter livestock management is knowing the body condition of your animals. In essence, animals in better condition find it much easier to stay warm, because of the insulation. Body score will change the feed requirements dramatically. When caring for livestock in times of weather stress, remember that animals have a much better tolerance for cold than we mere mortals, but be sure to provide water, extra nutrition during very cold weather, and if possible, a place where they can get out of the wind. Confining the animals completely is not the total solution either. With dry, mild weather, most animals seem to prefer to be outside. Plus, there are fewer problems with ventilation and humidity to cause respiratory problems. With proper management, livestock producers should sail through the winter months hopefully with relatively few problems. Prevention and attentiveness to their basic needs are key elements to a successful winter on the farms with livestock; just don’t forget to provide your livestock with a source of clean water. For more information, contact me at 800-450-2465 or stordahl@umn.edu. Source: Aimee D. Heald, University of Kentucky, provided part of this material.

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4-H project planning: Part II

By Suzanne Geppert, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Field Specialist In part one (http://igrow.org/4h/volunteers/4-h-projectplanning-part-i) of this series we discussed the importance of goal setting and making them “S.M.A.R.T.”. S.M.A.R.T. goals lead to successful action plans. Action plans are necessary tools for attainment in both project development and community service. They are built around your S.M.A.R.T. goals. 4-H and Community Action plans take goals a step further by helping to organize the process and create a roadmap for project completion. What are these necessary steps? • Identify your concern. You should have already done this in your goal development stage by answering the question of “What do we want to achieve?” • State Your Goal. You will insert your S.M.A.R.T. goal into this part of the action plan. • Write your plan. This is broken down into further steps. - Form your partnerships so that you can create a viable learning community that will provide support for your project. - Conduct a planning meeting. Schedule an actual planning meeting with ALL learning community members so that you have “By In” for your project. - Gather your resources and prepare. You will find that the learning community is a resource in itself. - Write out your plan. This is necessary to get everyone on the same page. It also provides an opportunity for you to develop a timeline that is practical and “do-able”. - Submit plan for approval. Set down with your learning community or committee members for approval and make any needed changes. - Publicize. Publicity is one of those things that is often overlooked during the initial planning stage of an event. It is crucial to any volunteer project and should be part of this stage. Remember, publicity should reflect the mission and vision of 4-H. It should showcase our youth’s empowerment through work with caring adults and communities to learn, grow, and work together for positive change. • Act. Follow through with your plan and you will have project success. • Follow-up. This is one of the most forgotten steps of an action plan, however one of the most important. Evaluate your project and its success. This will help you plan and improve this project as well as many others for the future. For more help with project planning, download the 4-H and Community Action Plan (http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-1006-2012.pdf) template. Further information on goal setting can be also found from your local 4-H Youth Program Advisor, 4-H Field Specialists, or the State 4-H office. You can also visit the Official 4-H Website (http://www.4-h.org). Part three of this series will cover the importance of evaluation.

Crop and Pest Management School

A Crop and Pest Management School on small grain crops will be held from January 2 to 4 at the Burns Technology Center at Montana State University. Enrollment is limited so those who wish to attend are asked to register now. Guest speaker for the 2 day workshop will be Tim Murray, professor and chair of the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University. Murray, who will speak about cereal diseases, has 20 years of experience researching small cereal grain pathology and an extensive publication record. Also speaking will be Hector Carcamo, research scientist with Agriculture Canada in Lethbridge Alberta. He will discuss the use of trap crops in Integrated Pest Management. Brett Allen, a USDA research agronomist from Sidney, will talk about dryland cropping systems. Twelve staff members from four MSU departments will discuss weed, disease, insect and nutrient management, as well as wheat breeding. A registration fee of $195 will cover workshop supplies, morning and afternoon refreshments, parking and the traditional pizza dinner at Colombo’s. Crop consulting (CCA), private pesticide applicator and commercial/government pesticide applicator credits will be available. For the schedule of events and registration details, visit http://plantsciences.montana.edu/mtproducerinfo.html and click on “Crop Pest Management School 2013.” For more information, contact Kevin Wanner at kwanner@montana.edu

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Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden, left, and Sheep Unit manager Skip Anderson (center) talk to sheep producers about a national performance-based genetic evaluation program for sheep during a recent open house at the NDSU Sheep Unit.

On an ordinary-looking farmstead west of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus, researchers are hoping to find answers to improve sheep production, not just in North Dakota but throughout the U.S. NDSU’s Sheep Unit also has two other roles: Extension Service specialists use it to share what the researchers have learned with producers and others in the sheep industry through open houses, field days, tours and other educational programs, and students in NDSU’s animal sciences courses receive hands-on experience in working with livestock. In addition, the unit has hosted artificial insemination schools and major events such as the 2007 International Katahdin Expo, which attracted participants from 24 states and four other countries. “We try to do projects here that are producer-friendly, that let us disseminate the information that producers can put into use immediately in their sheep operations,” says Sheep Unit manager Skip Anderson. One project involves evaluating a commercially available pregnancy detection and litter size test. “Identifying which ewes are pregnant and the litter size is very important because the ewes’ nutrient requirements are drastically different during late gestation and lactation,” NDSU Extension sheep specialist Reid Redden says. “By removing nonpregnant ewes and sorting ewes into groups based upon litter size, sheep producers can maximize the use of resources such as feed, labor and facilities while improving flock health by feeding the ewes what they need and when they need it.” Researchers also are testing a recently approved product designed to improve out-of-season breeding. “Ewes typically are bred to lamb from February to June,” Redden explains. “However, this causes a problem in the industry because there is often a shortage of lambs at certain times of the year. Sheep producers who can lamb in the fall and early winter typically receive a premium for their lambs because the lambs are marketed when the supply is low.” The Sheep Unit also is breeding for sheep that lamb naturally out of season. These genetics ultimately will be made available for sheep producers in the region to purchase. Another way the Sheep Unit is helping producers is by enrolling three of the unit’s flocks in the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP), a performance-based genetic evaluation program designed to help sheep producers choose breeding stock with the best genetics. Programs such as this for other livestock species have proven to be the best method of identifying animals that excel in commercially important traits, but few sheep have been enrolled in the NSIP, Redden says. Based on NDSU’s experience, he’ll be able to inform North Dakota sheep produces about how the program works and how it can benefit them. NDSU recently completed a multiyear remodeling project at the Sheep Unit. That included upgrading the lambing facility and the main barn’s ventilation, regrading and landscaping the pen area to improve drainage, adding a fence line feeding system, reroofing the main barn, and replacing windows and lighting. The main barn was built in the 1940s, and two other structures for housing sheep and an equipment storage building were added later. Anderson says the fence line feeding system was a good addition. Workers place the feed along the fence outside of a pen, which means they don’t need to go inside pens to feed the sheep and they can use a variety of equipment to deliver feed to the fence line. Having the sheep eat through NDSU continued on page A29


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the fence also reduces feed waste. “This allows us to manage sheep in different pens, and monitor feed intake and feed usage,” he adds. The unit has four purebred flocks: Hampshire, established in 1915; Columbia, established in 1945; Katahdin, introduced in 1999; and Dorset, added in 2008. In all, the unit is home to 300 mature breeding ewes and about 15 rams. “In 2011, every mature breeding female was utilized on a research project, with many being used in multiple projects,” Anderson says. In the Sheep Unit’s academic role, it serves as a classroom for students in a variety of courses, including animal science, behavior and handling, as well as judging and evaluation, and the Veterinary Technology program. But it’s no ordinary classroom. “I require the students to get dirty to put them in a situation where they are working with animals and seeing what a shepherd does on a daily basis,” Anderson says. This facility is a huge asset, according to Alison Crane, a graduate research assistant in NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department. Crane, of Warrior, Alabama, is working on a master’s degree in animal science. “The way sheep are raised in this region versus the South is dramatically different, and learning those differences has been most valuable to my life goals and shaping a career for me,” she says. Anderson has three goals for the Sheep Unit: continue to be a leader in research that directly affects producers, use new technology to produce efficient and healthy sheep, and continue to provide a place for students to receive hands-on experience. “And we still want to uphold the tradition of what the NDSU Sheep Unit has been all about,” he says.

Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum

The annual Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 13 in Minot at the Holiday Inn. The program is a cooperative effort of the North Dakota Wheat Commission and U.S. Durum Growers Association and is designed to provide producers with valuable information on production research, demand trends and supply competition to help guide them in their marketing decisions with the current crop and planting options in 2013. It also provides a great opportunity for producers to visit with industry representatives and other end-users who will be in attendance to get the latest information on the overall quality and availability of the 2012 crop. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by late afternoon. Featured speakers include Dwayne Lee with CHS, who will discuss changes to the Canadian grain marketing and logistics situation after the dismissmal of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly and Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension Economist who will provide a market outlook for the 2013 crop year. 2013 wheat variety choices will be discussed and a panel focusing on hard red winter wheat marketing and management issues will conclude the morning program. North Dakota Wheat Commission staff will highlight the quality and supply situation for this year’s crop. The afternoon portion of the program, sponsored by the U.S. Durum Growers Association (USDGA) will feature Leon Osborne with the Regional Weather Information Center who will give a weather outlook presentation and NDSU durum breeder Elias Elias who will give the latest information on durum variety trends. The afternoon session will also include a durum industry panel consisting of durum producers, milling and pasta companies, and marketing and logistics representatives addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the durum industry. The afternoon program will close with the USDGA annual meeting. A highlight of the event will be John Phipps, host of the U.S. Farm Report who will be the luncheon speaker and moderator of the afternoon durum panel. The event is free of charge and lunch is provided, but pre-registration is required by November 9. To register, contact the North Dakota Wheat Commission at 701-3285111 or ndwheat@ndwheat.com.

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New 8-ft. heavy duty crowding tub with full catwalk and funnel panels included. New price was near $4000. Will sell for .................................................. Phone (866) 383-7827 ask for Jerry, Circle, Montana

$2500

WANTED TO BUY: •New Holland bale wagons.

Model 1032, 1033, 1036, or 1037. • John Deere, New Holland and International square balers with 14 x 18 chamber.

Will pay cash. Will pick up anywhere in MT. Can e-mail photo to ronheath@hotmail.com Phone Ron Heath, (208) 681-4429, Blackfoot, ID

M & R CUSTOM SEED CLEANING

Get an early start on your seed cleaning. We come directly to the farm.

We clean out after every job. We also size barley. Call now for an appointment 1-800-626-7932 William D. Wipf (406) 781-0772

Ray Morken Jr. (701) 444-2201 or (701) 770-2201

TRACTORS FOR SALE

2009 John Deere 7130 3920 hrs, 121 hp, auto PowrQuad trans, 2 SCV’s, R/P long axles, excellent condition...... ...............................................$55,000

2006 John Deere 7820 5400 hours, 175 hp, automatic PowrQuad transmission, left hand reverser, Green Star ready, duals. Rebuilt transmission with warranty......................... $89,000

2006 Case IH MXM 190 PRO 4497 hours, 180 engine hp, powershift transmission, 4 SCV’s, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt., new factory GPS, new duals, full set front and rear weights. Very clean tractor..................................Call

2009 John Deere 7230 4000 hrs, auto PowrQuad trans, 131 hp, 3 SCV’s, new tires, excellent condition... ...............................................$63,500

2008 Case IH 115 Maxxum 115 hp, 3 SCV’s, front weights, 540 and 1000 PTO, 24 speed powershift with left hand reverser, 2500 hours, excellent condition.................................$48,000

2004 John Deere 7520 with 6100 hours, automatic PowrQuad transmission, 3 SCV’s with John Deere 741 loader with bucket, 150 hp, clean tractor...........................................$68,000

Loaders Available Financing Available

Steinhatchee Equipment Co. Inc. 406-777-1701 or 239-0942

www.steinhatcheeinc.com e-mail: nelsen889@aol.com

Dairy Focus: Improve low-quality forages By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

With tight hay supplies and escalating prices, producers are scrounging for every bit of possible forage they can find. Given the extended drought, good or mediumquality hay may not be available or has been sold to others buying existing supplies. One consideration for livestock producers may be the age-old process of feeding ammoniated low-quality hays or crop residues. Ammoniation can double or triple crude protein levels in crop residues such as straw and corn stalks and increase digestibility 10 to 30 percent, making them equivalent to prairie hay in feed value. Ammoniation is fairly simple to do, but keep in mind these important considerations. Before you can ammoniate forages, they need to have ample moisture. That may be more of a challenge with many of this year’s forages, which reportedly have less than 10 percent moisture. The lack of moisture is attributable to the dry growing conditions and lower-than-usual humidity. A low moisture content is great for putting up hay, but it likewise has left much of the hay drier than desirable for this process. Water is the key here. You will have to add water to tie up the nitrogen and keep from losing your expensive ammonia. That brings up point No. 2: Ammonia fertilizer is not cheap. So if you proceed with ammoniation, you will want to do it correctly. That includes covering the stacks and applying only what you need. Furthermore, as we move into cooler temperatures, the ammoniation process takes longer. Below 59 F, the minimum time to seal a stack is four to eight weeks. Lastly, working with anhydrous ammonia involves a safety factor that cannot be taken lightly. It is dangerous stuff, so be careful, and have the appropriate equipment on hand and use it. Another alternative for salvaging harvest residue and fortifying low-quality forage for livestock feed is adding hydrated lime. Hydrated lime is quicklime (calcium oxide) with water added to make it calcium hydroxide. Calcium hydroxide is used in a variety of food applications, from pickling and preserving fruits and vegetables to adding calcium to fruit juices and baby formulas. The first research on using hydrated lime was conducted on corn stover. Corn stover, in its most basic form, is made up of lignin, cellulose and hemi-cellulose. These elements are not particularly digestible. But new research has shown that a substantial portion of the grain in cattle feed can be replaced effectively with corn stover - the plant’s stalks, cobs and leaves - when these harvest residues are treated with hydrated lime. This feeding strategy has been validated through recent studies conducted at Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska. After shelling the corn, windrow the stalks, add hydrated lime, chop the stalks and store the feed in an oxygen-free container, which typically is a plastic “ag bag” or a bunker, for at least a week. A 1,200-pound stover bale can be treated with approximately 50 pounds of calcium hydroxide. The solution loosens the chemical bonds between the stover’s lessdigestible lignins and its more digestible components. Relaxing these bonds allows natural enzymes to digest the stover. While research on hydrated lime was done with corn, the same treatment process should make wheat and late-harvested Conservation Reserve Program hays more digestible to ruminants as well. However, application equipment is not readily available.

Hydrated lime is similar to quick lime but releases only a fraction of the heat, so you are not likely to start a fire. Limited reports note that once the stover is collected and baled, you need to check the moisture content and then grind it in a tub grinder, preferably one with a 3-inch screen. After it is ground, put the stover into a feed wagon with a scale, add a 5 percent treatment of calcium oxide and bring up the moisture content to 50 percent. For example, for 1,000 pounds of dry stover, a 5 percent treatment would require 50 pounds of calcium oxide. If the bale started with 20 percent moisture content, the bale would weigh 1,250 pounds (1,000 pounds of dry stover, 250 pounds of moisture and 50 pounds of calcium oxide). The next step is to add enough water to bring the mixture to 50 percent moisture content. In this case, you would add 800 pounds of water. So in the end, you would have 1,050 pounds of dry matter and 1,050 pounds of moisture. It’s a 50/50 mixture, very similar to corn silage. Another important aspect to the treatment is the pH. The pH of the stover before treatment is usually in the 6.5 to 8.5 range. After the calcium oxide is added, the pH is raised to 12.5. Check the pH in several areas of the mixture to ensure the calcium oxide is mixed in evenly. After that, dump the mixture onto the ground or in a bunk. Within five minutes, you should see a dramatic change in color; it will turn green. This indicates the lignin, cellulose and hemi-cellulose have begun to break down. This mixture must sit for five to seven days for the chemical reaction to continue. After that, it can be fed to cattle. You also can process large amounts of the stover and store it in a feed bunker. It will last as long as it is kept away from air, such as under a tarp. Some producers just run the baler through the field, which leaves about half the material intact and is very hard on the baler. If you have a round baler and are accustomed to baling hay, remember to move the diameter down about 2 to 3 inches when baling corn stalks. Operators say that when the horn goes off, you need to stop immediately or you’ll shear pins. Producers also have found that abrasion from dirt and grit can be hard on belts and pick-ups. However, when compared with $6- to 8-a-bushel corn, this becomes a very economical option. Researchers reported this corn stover treatment costs roughly $20 a ton. For more information on the ammoniation process, visit the NDSU Extension website at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/drought/feedsand-feeding/ammoniation-of-low-qualityroughages or view Kansas State University’s how-to video at http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=-JtjJb-umpk. #### The first known Thanksgiving feast or festival in North America was celebrated by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and the people he called “Tejas” (members of the Hasinai group of Caddo-speaking Native Americans). #### A turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with, at the very least, a hightly seasoned breadcrumb mixture (although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird).


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grain bag unloader

Low Profile GrainBelts

Capacity and speed meets ease of use

With the capacity to load a 1000-bushel trailer in about 7 minutes, the Loftness GL10 Grain Bag Unloader out-performs the competition not only in speed but in ruggedness and consistency. Stable site-to-site transportation, fast set-up, easy operation and straight forward maintenance make the GL:10 GBU an indispensable part of your grain bag storage strategy.

IN STOCK

20” x 95-ft. and 20” x 110-ft.

Brandt GrainBelts are taking the lead in high capacity grain movement with quick, worry free grain handling that saves time and money. Gentle and quiet, they move all your commodities faster than you ever thought possible. 15 series and 20 series Grainbelts are independently tested to move in excess of 6,000 and 12,000 bushels per hour, with sizes from 75 to 110 feet. Low Profile Hopper The unique Low Profile Hopper is only 8 inches high collapsed and 16 inches extended. This allows the Transfer Conveyor to fit under even the lowest of center dump grain trucks.

Anything To Do With Grain... We Handle It! Flexahopper No-Spill Spout

Snowblower Pre-Season Sale

5% Discount

in stock

If ordered before

November 30

Slim Fits IN STOCK

Bid Doors, Bin Lids,

7500HP Grain Vac

Bin Ladders,

Used Augers, Conveyors, & Miscellaneous

Auger Ports

Wheatheart drive-over pit, 8”, hydraulic. Excellent condition. ................................................................................. $6500 Farm King 13x70 MDSA auger................................. $10,000 Brandt 10x60 hydraulic swing auger............................. $3500 Brandt 10x60 hydraulic swing auger............................. $5500 Sakundiak 8x1600 auger with PTO kit......................... $5000 Sakundiak 8x52 auger, motor, self propelled kit........ $13,600 Tebben 84” mower........................................................ $3500 Many more engines on hand... Many have recent work completed All Sale Prices Listed Are No Trade Price

We Are The New Authorized Dealer For Agri-Cover Roll Tarps SRT-2 Spool Roll Tarp

EZ-LOC Roll-Up Tarp

ALL THE SAME PEOPLE, JUST A DIFFERENT NAME

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

FARM ITEMS FOR SALE

Massey-Ferguson 4840 300 hp, 23.1 x 34 duals, two almost new. Motor good, tractor fair condition...................................................................................................................... $5000 Steerable Pusher with axle, air up/ air down................................................................. $1500 Valmar 2055 air spreader.............................................................................................. $1000 (66) Bourgault 2” carbide air seeder tips. Less than 400 acres. Each.............................. $20 All for.......................................................................................................................... $1000

Tim Senner, (406) 583-7589, Bloomfield, MT

All Offers Considered.

Where do you take your hydraulic problems?

BIG SKY HYDRAULICS

4 General machinery and spray welding

• Gauges

• Filter products

• Tube fittings and adapters

4 We install wet kits

4 PTO’s installed

See us for all our hydraulic pumps, motor & valves • Hydraulic hose and fittings on hand • Hydraulic quick disconnect • Hydraulic pumps, motors and valves

* Balebed and snowplow maintanence available * Big Sky Hydraulics & Machining Inc. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

406-727-5623

2315 10th St. NE #B Great Falls, MT 59404 After hours emergency service available 406-736-5462 or 406-454-1692

Locally owned by Mike Yuhas & Mark Allen

---- LATE MODEL ------- LEASE RETURNS ----

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ 4x4, crew cab, short box, heated leather, bed liner, running boards. 2012 Chevrolet Traverse AWD, 8 passenger cloth seating, well equipped, 9500 miles. 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT sedan, 4 cylinder, automatic, cloth interior, 19,000 miles, silver.

---- USED SUV’S & VANS ----

2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4, heated leather, 18,000 miles, black.

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2WD, heated/cooled leather seats, navigation, DVD, sunroof, 4600 miles. Completely loaded. 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor AWD, cloth interior, 28,500 miles. 2010 Dodge Caravan, 16,300 miles. 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, 78,000 miles.

2007 Hummer H3 5 cylinder, 5 speed manual, 36,000 miles.

---- 2- & 4-WD TRUCKS ----

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4, 5.3L V8, extended cab, long box, 11,000 miles.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4, short box, Duramax diesel, Allison automatic transmission. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4x4, crew cab, leather, fully loaded. 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4, extended cab, long box. Excellent. 2004 Ford F250 4x4, 6.0L diesel, crew cab, short box, heated leather. Very clean.

---- USED CARS ----

2011 Cadillac CTS AWD, 23,000 miles, very sharp.

2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L, automatic, cloth interior, 28,000 miles, white. 2008 Ford Focus 4-door, 4 cylinder, automatic, 31,000 miles. 2007 Chevrolet Impala V6, cloth seats, 58,000 miles, very nice. 2007 Ford 500 4-door sedan, leather interior, sunroof.

Looking for a good, used car? Stop in and talk to Bob or Gene.

DIRKES’

Phone Gene Lewis in Fairfield 467-2321 Fairfield toll-free 1-800-967-2445

Phone Bob Dirkes in Choteau 466-2061 Choteau toll-free 1-800-345-2061

Using insurance to combat drought effects – Part I

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 Drought is on the minds of most producers this year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as of mid-August more than 70 percent of the pasture in the country’s major livestock producing regions is rated as “poor or very poor” condition. Wyoming livestock producers and apiculturists have options managing production risk associated with pasture and forages: Vegetative Index-Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance (VI-PRF). VI-PRF was developed to be more effective than past group rangeland products based on countywide hay yields. The program insures against a vegetation index falling below a trigger level based on historic productivity information. The index is developed using U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) satellite data measuring productivity in approximately 4.8 by 4.8- (or 23-square mile) mile grids. Producers can insure a percentage of the value of their production in three-month intervals to coincide with their grazing or haying programs but are not required to insure all of their acres. Purchase must be completed by November 15. Indemnities are paid when the actual vegetation index drops below the trigger index value for the grid(s) selected for insurance. Total coverage is determined by the coverage level selected (70-90 percent) and the productivity factor selected (60-150 percent). The productivity factor individualizes coverage for the productivity of the area insured. Comparison of VI-PRF Policy Options A useful feature is that producers can use online tools to: 1. Identify individual grid points for insurance, and 2. Evaluate the historical performance of VI-PRF for selected grids. These tools are at http://ewebapp.rma.usda.gov/apps/ costestimator/. Locate the grid point(s) to consider for coverage. After identifying grid points, the user can view historical vegetative index data for those points. This provides useful information in deciding: 1. How well the product may fit a particular situation, 2. Which acres are best to insure, and 3. The most appropriate level of coverage. Every livestock operation has different risk management needs. However, comparing coverage options under VI-PRF for an estimate of potential revenue protection and premium costs can be constructive. The online tools make this easy. Assume, for the sake of discussion, that two Niobrara county ranches each have 2,000 acres of pasture in grid point 66791 eligible for insurance. Further assume the ranches are on each end of the coverage spectrum: Ranch A seeks maximum available coverage while Ranch B seeks minimal coverage. Both are interested in covering the July through September interval, with a Risk Management Agencyestablished county base value of $7.96/acre. Ranch A utilizes a protection factor of 150 percent of the county base value giving a value of protection of $11.94/ acre. Ranch B selects a 75-percent protection factor yielding a value of protection of $5.97/acre. Depending on the coverage level chosen, Ranch A can purchase insurance for premiums ranging from $0.62 to $1.40/acre to receive total coverage ranging from $8.36 to $10.75/acre, respectively. Ranch B is able to insure its 2,000 acres of grazing land for premium costs ranging from $0.31 to $0.70/acre for $4.18 to $5.37/acre total coverage, respectively. The premium-coverage tradeoff information is presented in Table 1.

In the next installment, we evaluate the effectiveness of these coverage choices under different loss scenarios. ##### Grandma had to talk fast to get out of a speeding ticket the other day. She explained to the officer that if she didn’t drive fast, she’d forget where she was going before she got there.


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2011 Case IH Maxxum 125 Limited

2011 Case IH Farmall 80 MFWD

with L750 S.L. loader/grapple. Low hour lease return with MFWD, big hydraulic pump, powershift transmission and factory warranty for 3 years. Only 435 hours. Serviced and ready to go. Retails for $90,775........... MVE price JUST $87,900

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 SynchroShuttle. Only 129 hours and Factory Warranty to 11-01-2015............................ ................................................................................... MVE price JUST $38,715

John Deere 7400 MFWD tractor

2008 Case IH Puma 165

with S.L. L760 loader/grapple. Very clean low hour lease return tractor with only 1108 hours, 18x6 powershift transmission, deluxe cab with suspension, 3 M/M valve with joystick, and MFWD.......................... ...................................... MVE price JUST $109,366

with John Deere 740 loader and bale spear. Just 5620 hours, PowrQuad, good rear tires.................... ........................... Priced to move at JUST $53,990

JUST TRADED: Low Hour Lease Returns

2011 Case IH Farmall 105U with loader 2011 Case IH Maxxum 125 Limited with L750 loader 2011 Case IH Puma 170 with L760 loader 2011 Case IH WD1203 windrower with 18-ft. header 2011 Case IH RB564 Premium round baler

Case IH 5140 MFWD Tractor

with DuAl loader/grapple. Real solid older tractor with 2 speed PTO, 16x12 powershift transmission, 3 remotes, and loader joystick. She’s a little rough around the edges, but runs strong and has good rubber. Take it home for only............................. $22,880

1976 John Deere 2840 tractor

with John Deere loader/grapple. Just 5200 hours, good rubber and ready to go to work........................ ........................................ MVE price JUST $13,980

2007 Case IH WD1202 windrower

with 16-ft. header. Really nice local trade. 125 hp, 2 speed hydro, big, clean, quiet cab, AM/FM stereo, hydraulic header tilt and reverser. Just in.................. .................................................. MVE price $64,798

2009 Hesston 2270

14-ft. mower conditioner. Very nice low hour unit. Was $21,630... Clearance priced at JUST $19,236

General Implement 3-pt. bale unroller

Good solid unit that includes the cylinder. Our quantity discount lets you buy for just............................. $999

Great selection of Case IH 3-pt. blades

Sized from 7-ft. to 12-ft....... Call for special pricing

Clearance Items

1981 John Deere 2420 with rower, 14-ft. auger and 21-ft. draper heads...$13,888 1974 Case 1175 tractor. Noisy engine....... . ....................................................$2500 2002 Vermeer 605XL round baler, twine/ mesh. Great shape.................... $11,242 Morris 881 Hayhiker Was $15,800........... . ........................................ Now $11,266

2002 John Deere 4895

Very clean unit with 16-ft. auger header Lots of recon including new conditioner rolls. Was $53,970........... ................................ Year end price ONLY $49,660

The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.” 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605 418 Main, Roundup, MT John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634

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


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November 2012

Conrad, MT 59425 Visit our website at: www.zomertrucks.com E-mail: zomer@3rivers.net

“Z” BEST IN “Z” BUSINESS

Toll Free: 1-877-714-5944 Local: 406-278-5944 Fax: 406-278-3218

LOcker

2005 Freightliner Columbia Series 60, 515 hp, 10 speed Ultrashift, 20-ft. ITB box, wireless remotes............................. $63,500

2004 Western Star 4900FX, Cat C15, 475 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, wet kit, very low miles...................... $42,000

25-2007 International 9400i C15 Cat, 550 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, air suspension................................. $39,250 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper...................................... $57,500

2-2007 Freightliner Columbia daycabs, Cat C15, 3 pedal 10 speed Autoshift, engine brake.................... $39,500 2007 Peterbilt 379 Cat 475 hp, 18 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper, new tires, AliArc bumper.................................. $47,500

2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 63” sleeper...................................... $59,000

2-2006 Freightliner Columbia C15 Cat, 13 speed, engine brake, ready for a box................................ $45,000

2007 Western Star 4964EX 14.0L Detroit, 13 speed, 82” Stratosphere sleeper, engine brake...................... $57,000

not actual picture 23-2007 Freightliner Columbia daycabs, Series 60, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, air ride................ Coming in

AUTOSHIFT

2006 International 9200i Cummins ISX, 475 hp, engine brake, 10 speed Autoshift, perfect for grain box........................ $39,500

2-2007 International 9200i ISX Cummins, Autoshift, engine brake, 72” midroof sleeper, premium interior...................$42,900 & $40,900

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

3-2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Cat C15, Ultrashift, engine brake, 63” sleeper............................... Coming in 4-2006 Freightliner Century C15 Cat, 475 hp, engine brake, 13 speed, air suspension, pick your color........ $34,500

5-2007 Freightliner Columbia MBE4000, 450 hp, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, 70” midroof sleeper.............. $37,500

2001 Mack dumptruck, 10 speed, engine brake, 18-ft. dump box, lift axle, hi-lift gate......................................... $37,500 2006 Freightliner Columbia MBE4000, 450 hp, 13 speed, overhaul with paperwork, premier interior................................ $32,500

hay hauler

1995 Freightliner FLD132 N-14 Cummins, 13 speed, 26-ft.x96” flatbed, pintle hitch, 597,000 original miles................................................ $29,500

1997 Peterbilt 379 Cat 3406E, 10 speed, engine brake, wet kit.................................... Just traded

2000 Western Star 4964EX, Detroit Series 60, 500 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, 72” sleeper, low miles...................... $32,500

2-2007 Peterbilt 379 ISX Cummins, 475 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, air ride, 36” flat top sleeper, matching trucks........................ Coming in 3-2006 Kenworth T600s, ISX Cummins, 3 pedal 10 speed Autoshift, engine brake, air ride, VIT interior........ Coming in

2005 Kenworth W900L ISX Cummins, 18 speed, engine brake, 72” Aerocab, VIT interior, new tires.......................................... $49,500

1992 Mack fuel truck, EM7-30, 9 speed, 4500 gallon single compartment, in test............................................... $25,000


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2005 Wilson cattle/sheep/hog combo pot, 3-42, 48-ft.x102”, air ride, decking, Cali side load................................... $39,500

2013 Timpte 50-ft.x96”x72”, 3 axle ag hopper, electric tarp, air ride, aluminum wheels....................................... Call

2013 Wilson hopper, 41-ft.x66”x96”, air ride suspension, ag hoppers, O/S aluminum, stainless steel corners and rear, pintle hitch.......................................... Rental

2-2013 Jet 40-ft.x96”x68” ag hoppers, air ride with pintle hitch or spring ride........ Call 1995 Fruehauf 38-ft. end dump pups, tri axle, spring suspension, 14-ft. aluminum box......................... $16,500

2012 Wilson 41-ft.x66”x96”, ag hoppers, spring ride, stainless steel front corners and rears............................ $32,000 1988 Gallaty 21-ft. belly dump, single axle, spring suspension, pintle hitch......$7500

1999 Wabash 48-ft. flatbed, 3 axle, spring ride, wood deck, removable headboard............................................$9500

1992 Fruehauf flatbed, 48-ft. x 96” air ride, combo, sliding tandems, hay racks......................................... $12,500 6-1997 Westco flatbeds, 45-ft. x 96”, air ride................... Coming

2007 Merritt tandem hopper, 42-ft.x96”x68”, spring ride, ag hoppers...................................... $26,500

2001 Jet tandem hopper, 40-ft.x96”x68”, spring ride, pintle hitch, ag hoppers...................................... $19,500

in 2012 Wilson 33-ft. pup, ag hoppers, air ride suspension, aluminum wheels, load gauge.......................................... Rental

1979 Trail King hydraulic tail dropdeck, 45-ft. x 96”, spring ride, extends to 10-ft. wide...................... $12,500

2007 Talbert 51 ton lowboy, air ride, 3rd axle flips, hydraulic neck, non-ground bearing......................... $43,500

1976 Midland aluminum hopper pup, 21-ft.x96”, spring ride, 11-ft. hitch, 5th wheel..............................................$9500

1987 Timpte hopper, 42-ft.x66”x96”, spring ride, aluminum wheels, virgin tires, good tarp......................................... $16,500

1996 Dakota hopper, 42-ft.x67”x96”, steel, spring ride, good tarp......................................... $16,500

2013 Jet sidedump, 45-ft.x102”, tri axle, air ride, electric tarp, push block, LED lights..................................................Call 2-2013 Jet sidedump, same as trailer above plus a lift axle....... Coming in

2-2012 Dakota 43-ft. belly dumps, tri axle, air ride suspension, inside fenders, LED lights........................................ $52,800

2-2013 Dakota 43-ft. belly dumps, same as above with rear lift axle & black paint... Call

1994 Trail Blazer belly dump, 3 axle, 42-ft. x 96”, spring ride suspension, tarp....................... Coming in

1993 International 4900 DT466, automatic, 14-ft. utility box, Hi-Ranger telescopic man lift............................................. $18,500 1971 Ford L800 tandem grain truck, 391 gas, 5/4 speed transmission, 22-ft.x52”x96” steel box................... $12,500

1984 International F2574 derrick digger truck, Cummins, Allison automatic, service body, pole clamp................. $25,000

2005 Ranco anvil end dump, 34-ft., hi lift or swing gate, center point suspension, clean trailer...................................... $23,500 2006 Peterbilt 379 vac truck, Cat C15, 13 speed, lift axle, 4000 gallon tank, Jurop pump.............................. Coming in

1970 Kari Kool tanker, stainless steel, insulated, 38-ft., 6500 gallon, double conicle, center discharge................. $19,500

2000 International 8100 ISM Cummins, 10 speed, air suspension, LOW MILES.................................... $22,500

1982 Ford C802 bucket truck, cabover, 370ci, 5 & 2 speed.................$6000

1991 International 8200 Cummins, 13 speed, engine brake, 4000 gallon tank.................................................. $27,500

New American 18-ft. gravel box, complete with hoist and cab shield........................................ $16,500

November 2012

Conrad, MT 59425 Visit our website at: www.zomertrucks.com E-mail: zomer@3rivers.net

“Z” BEST IN “Z” BUSINESS

2004 GMC C7500 Cat, automatic, 24-ft. van body, A/C, roll up door, under CDL....................................... $19,500

Toll Free: 1-877-714-5944 Local: 406-278-5944 Fax: 406-278-3218


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DUMP TRUCK FOR SALE

1999 Ford Sterling L9513 dump truck. Phone 406-799-6923

ROCK CRUSHER FOR SALE

10 x 20 jaw crusher, Perkins 4 cylinder diesel, plate feeder, 2 deck screen 3-ft. x 6-ft., 40-ft. trailer, 40-ft. conveyor. Price reduced to..................................... $8500

Call (406) 847-2758 or (208) 660-1952

A LEGEND IN RELIABILITY

Independent test of 65 to 70 gallon ice chest shows Engel keeps it cool the longest.

Approved for use in BEAR country!

Bradley’s digital Smoker is going to rock the outdoors Bradley’s Digital Smoker will make your culinary pursuits a pleasure. Digital technology means that temperature, time, and smoke are now completely controllable. Users can decide how much smoke they want, how long their food is going to be smoked for, and at what temperatures, with the push of a button. We also carry a complete line of spices/sauces and MONTANA NATURAL LUMP CHARCOAL

3257

(406) 452-1246

1-800-378-1246

3257 Vaughn Road, Great Falls, MT 59403

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BeefTalk: Understanding culling and replacement rates critical

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service benchmarks, is that a 100-cow herd would Culling and replacement rates are the two sell 31 heifers and 14 cows. So, how do numbers that will impact the base cowherd. producers respond to drought once all the These numbers are shifted as managers demale calves have been sold or moved? The termine how to fit cattle to given resources. answer is in the ratio of replacement heifThe rates are the foundation to expanding ers and cull market cows. Do we need to and contracting cattle numbers. keep the replacement heifers? Do we need Knowing one’s culling and replaceto sell cull cows? ment rates and relating those numbers to If we assign a value of $750 to market industry numbers is important. The North heifers and $1,000 to market cows and Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Associause those values to measure the impact tion keeps track of many traits for producers of culling and replacement rates, we can through the CHAPS program. Since 1990, calculate some impacts. In a typical year, a the typical culling rate has been 14.1 percent, while the typical replacement rate has producer with 100 cows would sell 14 cows been 17.8 percent. for $14,000 and 31 heifers for $23,250. For more than 20 years of the CHAPS This gives us a total of $37,250 in female program, producers have encountered many cattle sales. challenges in the beef business. If the word In a dry year, such as this year, producers “optimistic” is correct, the most optimistic minimize the replacement rate. Interestyear resulted in replacing cattle at more ingly, producers already have minimized than 21 percent of the replacement rate the herd, while more because they have conservative times been replacing cows are reflected in a low at minimal rates for replacement rate of the last several years. just less than 15 perThus, the cows are cent. getting older. Likewise, the Historically, a 17 culling rate has been percent culling rate at a low of just more than 10 percent and at has been the high versus the current 14 pera high of just less than 17 percent. Herds cent rate. This means an additional $3,000 are very resilient because they contract and worth (three cows) of potential income this expand as outside forces dictate. fall. Because dry weather is harder on older The replacement rate is the number of and young cows, producers who have been bred replacement heifers or purchased cows keeping minimal replacement heifers will that are kept. The culling rate is the number end up having to pay to let some old cows of cows that are removed from the herd. go and increase the replacement rate to For more than 20 years, only once has the maintain the same size cowherd. culling rate exceeded the replacement rate. Logically, given this year’s lack of feed, In other words, through good times and bad the culling rate should go up and those older times, producers are optimistic and have cows that have been retained should be replaced at a greater percentage than they sold. Consequently, if one doubles the cullhave culled. ing rate, then keeping replacement heifers Typically, for CHAPS herds, cull cows is critical. The industry cannot withstand and bulls and market heifers make up apsimultaneous reductions in young and old proximately 50 percent of the annual paycows. check, with 30 percent from the value of A crisis drought response this year is to the heifer calves and 20 percent from the increase the culling rate to 20 percent by value of the cows and bulls. selling $20,000 worth of cows. The replaceWhat is interesting, at least at today’s ment rate would be cut 10 percent by selling market values and using the CHAPS 36 heifers, which would bring in $27,000. Doing so will drop the herd size by approximately 10 percent and reduce the need for feed. Next year, the goal would be to decrease the culling rate to 10 percent and increase the replacement rate to 20 percent to bring back the number of cows to the desired 100 head. A producer could generate $47,000 of female cattle sales this year and, if prices were to stay the same, only sell $10,000 of cows and $19,500 of heifers for a total of $29,500 in sales of females next year. As mentioned, female sales last year brought in $37,250. This year, it will be $47,000 and is projected to be $29,500 next fall, so the three-year average would be $37,917. All in all, that’s not bad for having saved 10 percent visit our web site: in cow costs, maintained the lewistownhonda.com long-term cowherd size and slightly increased income. May you find all your ear tags.

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Watering trees can save them from winter drying

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Many Nebraskans are worried about the summer drought drying out crops this year, but the drought poses an equal threat to trees, particularly if it continues into winter. Dry soil in winter often cannot replace the moisture trees lose to the air through transpiration, said Dennis Adams, Nebraska Forest Service extension forester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The symptoms of winter drying may not appear until spring or summer. “Damaged trees may exhibit only a few dead twigs or entire branches may die,” Adams said. “In severe cases, the entire tree may die. “Even evergreen trees are more susceptible to winter drying than deciduous trees because they retain their foliage through winter. Young trees are especially susceptible to injury they do not have the extensive root system to draw moisture from the soil and need supplemental water during dry conditions.” Adams had a few suggestions for how to avoid damage. Fall watering, he said, may be critical to prevent winter drying injury. Trees, especially young ones lacking a sufficient root system, should be deep watered before the ground freezes. This can be achieved by constructing a watering basin around the tree. The basin should be about two to three inches deep and three to four feet in diameter. Slow watering by saturating the ground with a garden hose or “soaker hose” is another way to deep-water trees. Adams said to continue these processes throughout the winter whenever the ground thaws. “If drought conditions continue, deep watering trees this fall may mean the difference between live and dead trees next spring,” he said. ##### I didn’t know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, “Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!”

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Farm Beginnings helps farmers with sustainable, value-added enterprises By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society will begin its fifth Farm Beginnings Program December 8 at UNL’s Agriculture Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska. The Farm Beginnings Program is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers and attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences. The program is unique in that several successful farmers participate in the program as presenters, explaining first-hand the nuts and bolts of their farming operation. While any beginning farmer would benefit from attending these training sessions, most of the farmers that present come from small to medium sized farming operations that produce and market many different diversified and value-added products. Many of these farmers direct market their products. The Farm Beginnings Program consists of a series of 10 sessions from December to April that cover a variety of topics including: building networks, goal setting, whole farm planning, building your business plan, marketing, business and farm management and financial management.

While the class participants will learn first-hand from the farmers, they also will work on developing their own business plan as they progress through the course. As part of the class tuition, participants also will have the opportunity to attend the Healthy Farms Conference at Mahoney State Park near Ashland February 15-16. This annual conference focuses on topics such as vegetable production, grass-fed beef, cover crops, organic farming, bee keeping, farm transitioning and agritourism. There also will be a farm tour in December and several farm tours in the summer to see how the farmers are operating. If interested, participants also have the opportunity to have a farmer mentor. Cost of the total program is $500, but you may qualify for a partial scholarship. For a brochure and an application for the Farm Beginnings Program or for more information about the program contact Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator at glesoing2@ unl.edu or at (402) 274-4755, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Nemaha County. The Farm Beginnings Program is as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmer and Rancher Grant which was received by the Center for Rural Affairs with UNL Extension and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society as cooperators. UNL Extension is in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Workshop set for biologically effective pasture and harvested forage management By NDSU Extension Service

A biologically effective 12-month pasture and harvested forage management workshop for ranchers and land managers will be held Tuesday through Thursday, January 8-10, 2013, at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC). The workshop will be held in the Red Office Building, which is on the corner of State Avenue and Empire Road in Dickinson. The workshop will run from 1 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Dickinson is in the Mountain time zone. The workshop instructors are Lee Manske, NDSU DREC research professor, and Toby Stroh, Dickinson State University assistant professor and ArcGIS instructor. Beef producers have transformed oldstyle, low-performance cattle into highperformance, fast-growing meat animals with improved genetic potential and increased nutrient demands. However, the beef production industry has not similarly improved the efficiency and production of forage feed management systems for brood cows. The workshop will provide the knowledge for understanding the complex symbiotic partnership among perennial grass plants, rhizosphere microorganisms and large grazing animals. Also discussed will be how associated physiological mechanisms and biogeochemical processes can be improved to generate greater wealth from the land’s natural resources without depleting future production. Each workshop participant will learn how to develop and properly operate a biologically effective management strategy

using twice-over rotation grazing on summer pastures in conjunction with a complete 12-month complementary pasture and harvested forage sequence specific for his or her ranch. To design pasture and harvested forage management strategies specific to individual ranches during the workshop, ArcGIS maps with each pasture and field for the entire land holdings, including owned and leased land, need to be made, and acreages of each soil type in each parcel of land need to be calculated prior to the start of the workshop. Location descriptions of land holdings will need to be provided one month prior to the workshop to give specialists sufficient time to develop maps. Lodging, transportation and most meals are the responsibility of the participants. There is a lab fee of $25 per person to cover the costs of supplies, refreshments each day and a working supper on the second day. A three-volume set of textbooks is available for $95. The ArcGIS map set will cost $75 for an average-sized ranch. An option for professional development with 1 or 2 graduate credits for this continuing education course is available through NDSU at a cost of $50 per credit. Participants will supply their own calculators and notebooks. Information related to the workshop material is available at http://www.GrazingHandbook.com. For workshop information or to register, call Manske at (701) 483-2348, ext. 118, or email llewellyn.manske@ndsu.edu. To request ArcGIS maps to be developed for a ranch, contact Stroh at (701) 483-7771, or email toby.stroh@dickinsonstate.edu before December 7.


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GRAIN CART

2012 Brent 882 800 bushel, 20” corner auger, 120” rigid axle, 27x32WH/30.5x32 R1 14 ply tires, Weather Guard roll tarp, 3.75” hitch, scale. #14200789. (2)........ ................................................$50,000 2011 Unverferth 1194 Avalanche, 1100 bushel, double auger, 22” pivoting unloading auger, 520/85R42 walking beam, tandem duals. #16010022. (4).. ................................................$71,500 2008 Bourgault 1100 21.5Lx16.1 lug tires, 1000 PTO, roll tarp. #16009206........... ................................................$39,500 2006 Ez-Trail 860 860 bushel, PTO, hydraulic drive, tarp, no scale. #16009207..... ................................................$25,000 UFT 750 750 bushel, green, scale. #16009199. (4)........................$21,000

2009 John Deere 9770STS 360 hp, hydro, Premier cab package, Contour Master feeder house with reverser, premium header package, 22’x5” high capacity unload auger, widespread straw chopper, Firestone 800/65R32 drive tires with 4” axle extensions, 600/65R28 steering tires, concave cover plates, additional grain tank sensor, 635D35-ft. draper header, pickup reel, transportation kit. “Reconditioned”. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001262. (3)..............................................CALL 2008 John Deere 9770STS Premier cab, custom cutter, extended wear grain handling system, deluxe header control, general purpose chaffer, 6.9 hi capacity regular auger, heavy duty final drive, 20.8-42 R1/520 85R42 duals, clean grain auger. Finance Available - oac. #16001362. (1)................CALL 2007 John Deere 9760STS Premier cab, Contour Master feeder house, variable speed Posi-Torq drive & reverser, Premium header controls with 3 position header height, small grain concaves, straw chopper, tail board spreader, 800/65R32 drive tires, 600/65R28 steering tires, buddy seat, AM/FM, stereo, CD player, JD 936D header. Finance Available - oac. #16001359. (4)..............................................CALL 2004 John Deere 9760STS with Contour Master variable speed feeder house, Touchset concave, small wire concaves, GP chaffer, wide spread/fine cut chopper, 30.5x32/18.4x26, buddy seat, service lights, HID lights, sidehill cleaning shoe package, 12” spacers, JD 936D draper header with pickup reel, stubble lights, road transport system. Finance Available - oac. #16001361. (4)..............................................CALL 2004 John Deere 9760STS chopper with chaff spreader, small wire concave, TouchSet concave adjust, Harvest monitor, Firestone tires, high density lighting, heavy duty final drive, 110 volt coolant heater, 105mm axle spacers, field office training seat with 936D draper header, pickup reel. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001343. (4)..............................................CALL 2002 John Deere 9750STS 325 engine hp, hydro, 300 bushel grain tank, Contour Master feeder house, Greenstar yield & moisture monitor, 20-ft. unloading auger, chopper, 800/65R32 drive tires, 18.4x26 steering tires, axle spacers, service lights, JD 936D-36-ft. draper header. Finance Available oac. #16001287........................CALL 2006 John Deere 9660WTS 2WD, yield monitor, singles, lateral tilt feeder house, Contour Master & reverser, adjustable rear axle, heavy duty spindles, 800/65R32 drive, 480/80R26 rears with JD 635F header. Finance Available - oac. #16001363.....CALL 2004 John Deere 9660STS level land feeder house, 3 position height control, Harvest Doc, Touchset adjustment, small wire concave, standard unload auger, spreader, heavy duty final drive & hydrostatic system, 30.5x32 bar lug tires, 18.4-26 bar lug rear tires, training seat, stereo, service lights, Mauer grain tank extension, 16” axle extension, 635F 35-ft. flex header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001297. (2)..CALL 2003 John Deere 9650STS standard hydro drive type, 250 bushel grain tank, 20-ft. unloading auger, chaff spreader, dual tires. Finance Available - oac. #16001367. (2)..........................CALL 1998 John Deere 9610 hydraulic fore/aft, beater grate curtain, chaff spreader, straw walkers, fine cut with JD 930R header. Finance Available - oac. #16001366. (2)..........................CALL

PICKUP HEADERS

1998 John Deere 9610 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header, right hand lever control, hydraulic fore/aft reel, AM/FM radio, beater grate curtain with JD 930R rigid header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001272. (1)..CALL 1996 John Deere 9600 dual range cylinder, 260 hp engine, beater grate curtain, straw spreader, folding grain tank loading auger, radio/AM/FM/ antenna, hydraulic fore/aft reel, 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed header reel control, 1 gallon accumulator with JD 936D header. Finance Available oac. #16001369. (4)..................CALL 1996 John Deere 9600 20-ft. unloading auger, straw spreader, Dial-A-Speed header reel control, hydraulic fore/aft reel, radio/AM/FM/antenna, folding grain tank loading auger, beater grate curtain, 260 hp engine, dual range cylinder, 300MM axle spacer with JD 936D header. Finance Available - oac. #16001368. (4)..........................CALL 1994 John Deere 9600 chopper, chaff spreader, 30.5LX32 tires, hydraulic fore/aft reel, Dial-A-Speed header right lever control, field lighting, 20-ft. unloading auger with 936D header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001340. (4)..............................................CALL 1993 John Deere 9600 6 cylinder, 240 bushel tank, 260 hp, 20-ft. unloading auger, Dial-A-Speed reel with JD 930R bat reel header. Finance Available oac. #16001351. (2)..................CALL 1992 John Deere 9600 grain combine, 12” axle extension, 30.5x32 diamond tread tires, 14.9x24 rear tires, straw chopper with JD 930 platform, pickup reel. 0% Interest Available - oac. #16001295. (3)..............................................CALL 1991 John Deere 9600 combine with chopper, 18.4x38 dual tires, 14.9/24 steering, DAS, Harvest Trak, AM/FM, John Deere 930R platform, pickup reel. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001277. (4)..........................CALL 1990 John Deere 9600 conventional combine, deluxe cab, air, hydro, 240 bushel grain tank, Dial-A-Matic reel speed & header height, chopper, chaff spreader, new 30.5x32 drive tires 2011, 400 hours on factory rebuilt engine, reconditioned 2012, 5306 engine hours, 3611 separator hours. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001327.....CALL 1981 John Deere 8820 straw spreader, no chopper with 230 header, bat reel. Finance Available - oac. #16001352. (1)..............................................CALL John Deere 7720 with 224 header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001325... . ................................................CALL 2002 Case IH 2388 280 hp, 2 speed hydro, yield & moisture monitor with 1042 36-ft. draper header. Finance Available - oac. #16001353. (1).......CALL 1981 Case IH 1480 hydro, 6 cylinder diesel, 210 bushel grain tank, 25-ft. auger header. Finance Available oac. #16001370. (4)..................CALL 2002 Agco Gleaner R62 dual tailings, 4 speed hydro, 2 speed cylinder, 30.5x32 drive tires, 280 hp, Cummins 8.3L, plastic finger reel with MacDon 962 36-ft. header. 0% Finance Available - oac. #16001273. (1)................CALL

RIGID HEADERS

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

draper headerS

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

UP TO 3 YEARS

INTEREST FREE

On Used Equipment - oac HAY RAKES

John Deere 705 hydra rake. #16006655.. . ............................................... $9100

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

HEADER TRAILERS

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

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

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

“New” Farm King

8x36 auger. #13014044

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

ONLY $3995

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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MISCELLANEOUS HARVEST equipMENT

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

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

FLEX HEADERS

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

John Deere

Glasgow: Mike Johnson, Salesman 406-263-2501; Rob Campbell, Salesman 406-942-0543; Wade Engstrom AMS/Commercial Sprayer Specialist 406-263-2498; Coel Stutheit 406-263-2494 Plentywood: DJ. Dixon, Salesman 406-480-3512 Circle: Mike Haynie, Store Manager/Salesman, 406-263-2496; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-790-0722


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air seeders - RENTAL AVAILABLE

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

2004 John Deere 1895 42-ft. no-till disk drill, 10” spacing, dry fertilizer, single placement fertilizer, steel gauge wheel tow-behind 1910-430 air seeder, 12” conveyor, flotation tires, variable seed and fertilizer rate control. #16005167. . .......................................... $146,000 AIR HOE DRILL 2011 John Deere 1835 41-ft. 550#, 3-rank 5.5”x21”semi pneumatic press wheels, electronic depth control, transport lowering stop, rock guards, tow behind, primary blockage, knife body & hardware, 4” tip with roll pin knife, 2011 JD 1910 430 bu, 3 tank, 4-run double shoot, 10” spacing, reg meter roller/front, high meter roller/ rear, 2-710/70R-38 high flotation tires, dual wheel caster beam, field hitch air sdng tool, 10” auger with steel flighting, variable speed. “Only 3100 acres.” #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. #16005189 (1)..................... $230,000 2008 John Deere 1835 60-ft., 10” spacing, JD 1” carbide tips, 33x15.5 flotation tires, duals on wings, rock guards, primary blockage, 4” steel packer wheels, 550# trips, SFB single dick openers with closing wheels, dry fertilizer delivery with 430 bushel John Deere 1910 commodity cart, variable rate, 8” auger, powered calibration, 30.5x32 cane and rice, NH3 hitch, duals on front cart, fill lights. #16005199. (3).......... $177,500

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

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

2004 Bourgault 5710 54-ft. air hoe drill with mid row banders, 9.8” spacing, 3-1/2” steel packers, 450# trips, 3/4” carbide tips, 5350 tow behind air seeder. #16005194............... $82,000 2002 Flexi-Coil 5000 air hoe drill, steel packer wheels, 2340 air seeder. #16005208. (4)...................... $75,000 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft., 12” spacing, 550# trips, 5.5” spacing semipneumatic packer wheels, double shoot air package with stealth 4” paired row openers, basic pin sensor blockage with 2000 Flexi-Coil 3450 tow between variable rate air cart, single fan, 10” auger, 30.5x32-R3 diamonds with 2000 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow behind variable rate air cart with 50 bushel 3rd tank option, 8” auger, dual fan, 28Lx26 R-1 tires. #16005158. (1)....... $93,000 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 1992 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill with 1615 tow between cart. #16005209... . ............................................ $28,000 AIR SEEDER 1998 Flexi-Coil 2320 tow behind cart, 7” auger mechanic rate, single fan, 230 bushel. #16005190. (1)............. $9500

CONVENTIONAL DRILLS

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

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

Consumer Products 2010 John Deere 825i Gator, green & yellow, 12” ancla tires, benchseat, deluxe cargo box, rear OPS screen, power & protection package, poly roof, horn kit. #16007436. (4)......................... $9800 2009 John Deere 620i Gator with aggressive tires, OPS structure, deluxe property care package, rear screen, electric over hydraulic bed lift. #16007409. (2)............................................. $9500 2005 John Deere HPX 4x4 gator, gas, HPaggressive tread tires. #16007401..... . ............................................... $7000

2011 Case IH Scout XL diesel utility vehicle, Kubota 20 hp 719cc engine, power steering. #16007405. (2)......... . ............................................ $12,800 2011 Polaris Ranger 800XP side by side, full cab enclosure and heater, 4WD, 326 hours, 4106 miles. #16007434. (4).......................................... $10,500 2009 John Deere X324 lawn tractor, 4-wheel steer, Kawasaki 22 hp engine, hydro transmission, 48” mower deck. 16007273................................. $3250

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

2011 John Deere 7430 MFWD, 96” rear axle, 2 CST-480/80R42, 2 STL front 420/85R28, 20/20 speed Ag Plus, 540/1000 PTO, 3 deluxe remotes, personal posture seat-air, bottom guard for fuel tank, loader ready package, 110 volt auxiliary heater, 200 amp alternator, premium lighting, signal interface socket, multipower outlet strip, cup holder, 1 pair inside cast wheel weights-450#, quick attach, 741 loader. #16006640..............$145,000

2011 John Deere 7430 MFWD, 96” rear axle, 2 CST-480/80R42, 2 STL front 420/85R28, 20/20 speed Ag Plus, 540/1000 PTO, 3 deluxe remotes, personal posture seat-air, bottom guard for fuel tank, loader ready package, 110 volt auxiliary heater, 200 amp alternator, premium lighting, signal interface socket, multipower outlet strip, cup holder, 1 pair inside cast wheel weights-450#, quick attach. #16006639..........................$145,000

2011 John Deere 6140D cab, 115 hp, MFWD, 2 hydraulics, rear 18.4x38” R1 tires, 14.9x24” wheels, cab seat air suspension, telescopic draft links, dual standard remotes with ISO BRK, eight rear wheel weights, beacon light, tool box, 673 self-leveling loader with 7-ft. bucket, 5-tine grapple, hood guard grill. #16003486. (1)..............$85,000

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

ag management solutions global guidance

2012 John Deere 0709PC Greenstar 2 1800 display. #16012227. (4).....$1900

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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Tractors - Row crop - COMPACT

2012 John Deere 6170R, 170 hp, MFWD, 520/85R42 rear tires, (2) 450# weights per side, 118” axle, rear fender extensions, 420/90R30 front tires with fenders, 20/20 AutoQuad Plus, 3 hydraulics, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt. hitch Cat. 3 with quick hitch, deluxe cab, premium radio, cold weather package, hood guard, H380 loader, bucket, 5-tine grapple fork, 3 year/2000 hour PowrGard. #16003635. (1)..$159,000

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, 406-263-2496; Ole Rolandson, Salesman, 406-974-2144; Culbertson: Mike Kjos, 406-489-7277; Luke Anderson, Salesman 406-790-0722

2011 John Deere 0709PC Greenstar 2, 1800 display. #16012235............$2000 John Deere 0705PC Greenstar 2, 2600 display. #16017232.....................$3000 John Deere 0705PC 2600 display. #16017230.................................$3000 2008 John Deere 0900PC Starfire ITC receiver. #16012242...................$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

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

2007 John Deere 7830 MFWD, AutoQuad, deluxe cab, Auto Trac ready, dual PTO, 4 remotes, recent engine overhaul, 746 loader, 5-tine grapple, 8-ft. bucket. #16003518. (3)..$156,950 2002 John Deere 4115 3-pt., 24 hp, 2 hydraulic, 540 PTO, front tires 7.00x12, rear tires 35x12-16.5, hydro transmission with JD 410 loader. #16003613. (1).........................................$14,000 2000 John Deere 7210 MFWD, PowrQuad transmission, 3 hydraulics, 540/1000 PTO, 18.4x38 rears, 3-pt., JD 740 loader. #16003640. (2)........... . ............................................$51,000 1998 John Deere 4200 diamond tires 13.6x16 rear, 25x8.5-14 fronts, dual remotes with MID PTO, ROPS with mid mount mower. #16003641........... . ............................................$12,000 1981 John Deere 4640 QuadRange transmission, 1000 PTO, 20.8x38 duals, rear weights, 14Lx16.1 front tires, cab, 12-ft. Degelman dozer. #16003645. (4)......................$33,000

1980 John Deere 950 MFWD, 23 hp diesel engine, 27 PTO hp, 8F/2R manual transmission, 540 PTO, 3-pt., loader. #16003629...............................$8500 1973 John Deere 4630 2WD, powershift, 2 hydraulics, PTO, no 3-pt., 20.8x38 duals with Degelman dozer. #16003610. (4)......................$20,000 1970 John Deere 2520 with Farmhand F-25 loader, PTO, 3-pt., Syncro shift. #16003642. (4)......................$12,500 John Deere 2520 15.5x38 rear tires, Synco transmission, PTO, 2 hydraulics, rockshaft (no arms) with W/F-25 loader. #16003646. (4)..........$12,500

1969 John Deere 4520 2WD, syncro shift, super single rears, no 3-pt., 1000 PTO with 260 loader. #16003378. (1)......... . ............................................$17,500 John Deere 4020 cab, syncro transmission, 23.1-30.00 front with 158 loader & grapple. #16003637. (4).....$12,500 2011 Case IH Maxxum 140 LTD, Michelin tires, FWA, 3 hydraulics, 6 rear weights, air seat, front fenders, no loader. Only 250 hours. #16003648. (3)..........................................$72,000

1972 International 1066 2WD, DT414 turbo diesel engine, 125 PTO hp, torque amplifier, cab, heater, air, 18.4x38 tires, 540/1000 PTO, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, Leon 747 loader, 96” bucket, 3-tine grapple. #16003528. (1)..........................................$16,000

UP TO 3 YEARS INTEREST FREE On Used Equipment – oac


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GOETTLICH BROTHERS TRUCKING

CUSTOM HAULING Cattle and hay

~ ~ HAY FOR SALE ~ ~

Phone Trent Goettlich, Hilger, MT 406-350-0229 or 406-462-5554

2011 John Deere A400 swather, A400 bar tires, power mirrors, radio with CD kit, auxiliary lights option with 896 18-ft. header. #16006657. (3)....... $105,000 2002 John Deere 4895 windrower, selfpropelled, steel/steel conditioner, cab, air with 16-ft. 895 platform, 200 hours. #16006431. (3)...................... $48,000 1982 John Deere 2420 swather with 240 14-ft. auger head, 21-ft. 130 draper header, 16.5-16 front tires. #16006343. (4)............................................ $9750 John Deere 2320 swather with 15-ft. draper platform, no cab. #16006417.. . ............................................... $2500 2010 Case IH WD1203 swather with 16-ft. header with steel conditioner. #16006419. (1)...................... $95,500

2002 John Deere 1600A mower conditioner. #16006357. (4)........... $13,800 1996 John Deere 1600A mower conditioner, 110” conditioners, 1000 PTO, rubber conditioner rollers. #16006410. (1)............................................. $9500 1995 John Deere 1600A 16-ft. mower conditioner, new guards 2 years ago, new sickle, rubber conditioner rollers. #16006318. (4)...................... $10,500 1995 John Deere 1600A 16-ft. mower conditioner, 1000 PTO. #16006359. (4).......................................... $10,000 1992 John Deere 1600 mower conditioner, wide roll, 1000 RPM, 16-ft., equal angle hitch & jack. #16006397. (4)............................................. $7500 1992 John Deere 1600 16-ft. mower conditioner, urathane conditioners, 1000 PTO, regular guards, hydraulic pickup lift. #16007362. (1)........ $4500

1989 Agco-Hesston 1170 16-ft. mower conditioner, 110” rubber conditioner rolls, double sickle, double auger, 1000 rpm. #16006305. (3)................. $8000

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: My tomatoes are just starting to the plants on a regular basis. ripen. As they ripen, they are rotting on the To contact Ron Smith for answers blossom end. At this time in the growing to your questions, write to Ron Smith, season, is there anything that can be done NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, to save the tomatoes? Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108A: Cut off the rotted end and eat the rest 6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu.edu. of the tomato in a salad, salsa or soup. FuFor answers to general horticultural ture ripenings should be free of blossomquestions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ end rot. Try to keep the water supplied to horticulture.

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

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

SPRAYERS

HESSTON 2001 Hesston 856A 540 PTO, twine only. #16006365. (1)...................... $13,000 NEW HOLLAND 2009 New Holland BR7090 82” pickup, Bale Command, surface wrap, super sweep pickup, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006446. (1)..... $29,000 2007 New Holland BR780A bale ramp, xtra sweep pickup, surface wrap, gauge wheels, 1000 PTO, Bale Command Plus. #16007361......... $21,000 2006 New Holland BR780A surface wrap, hydraulic lift extra-sweep pickup, 1000 PTO, hi flotation tires, bale kicker. #16006433............................ $22,000 2001 New Holland 688 net wrap, crop saver wheels, hydraulic pickup lift. #16006356. (1)...................... $10,750 N ew H o l l a n d 6 6 0 r o u n d b a l e r. #16006652............................... $5000 1994 New Holland 660 1000 PTO. #16007359............................... $3500 VERMEER 2010 Vermeer 605SM net with twine, 11,000 bales. #16006445...... $22,000 2006 Vermeer 605M 21.5x16 flotation tires, HD bale ramp, hydraulic pickup lift, net wrap. #16006422. (3).$22,000 2003 Vermeer 605XL 1000 PTO, twine & net, gauge wheels, bale counter, push bar. #16006434..................... $10,500 1999 Vermeer 605L round baler, accu bale, twine & net, bale kicker. #16006382. (2)........................ .$7500

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

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

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 Apache AS1210 100-ft., variable rate nozzles on three way bodies, Viper Pro, Ravens best system, auto control, auto boom height, AutoSteer, end jets, 1200 gallon poly tank, 275 hp. #16014097. (1).............. $168,000 2001 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. suspended boom, 3 set of nozzles, clean load. #16014101. (3)............. $23,000

Flexi-Coil S65XLT pull type, 114-ft., twin boom system, 1000 gallon and 500 gallon tanks, chemical load system, windscreens, rinse tank. #16014048. (3)......................................... $12,500

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

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CASE IH 2010 Case IH RB564 480/45-17 flotation tires, hydraulic pickup, mesh wrap, wide pickup, extra sweep. #16006441. (1).......................................... $28,000 2006 Case IH RBX563 1000 PTO, big tires, bale kicker, surface wrap. #16006313 (3)...................... $22,500 2005 Case IH RBX562 twine tie, hydraulic lift, wide pickup. #16006411. (1)......... . ............................................ $21,000 2004 Case IH RBX562 hydraulic pickup lift, mesh wrap, wide pickup, bale kicker. #16006412. (1)........... $22,750 1997 Case IH 8465A twin wrap only, 7500 bale count. #16006425. (1)...... $7500 1989 Case IH 8460 twine tie, 540 PTO. #16007363............................... $5000

DEMO Summers Super Coulter 35-ft. disk, acremeter package, diamond disk, 340/65R18 on 18x11x8. #13011075.... ................................................... CALL 1998 John Deere 1810 52-ft. chisel plow with NH3 applicator with new Bourgault carbide tips, 3-bar harrows. #16004064. (3)............................................$24,000 Summers 48-ft. Super harrow, 9/16”x26” tines. #16004065. (4)...............$18,000

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2005 Brandt QF2500 130-ft. wheel boom, 1500 gallon tank, windcones, mix tank. #16014098............................... $8500 2006 New Holland SF115 133-ft. trailer type sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, chemical inductor, 18.4x38 singles, double nozzle bodies-ER80-02 & ER80-04 combo jets, electric end jets, hydraulic drive, Handler I, 15 gallon chemical tank. #16014023............................ $26,750

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Plan for winter dairy udder health now

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By NDSU Extension Service The recent sudden shift in the weather is a stark reminder that dairy producers need to plan ahead to maintain udder health during the winter, says J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service dairy specialist. “Winter teat-end lesions are easily triggered when the temperature drops 20 degrees,” he adds. “With inevitable cold winter weather on its way, the advent of teat-end lesions is likely to predispose cows to mastitis.” Wind chills and temperature changes are the major factors leading to winter teat challenges. Schroeder says the dairy manager’s objectives should be to: • Control exposure to weather factors as much as possible • Minimize other teat stressors that exacerbate the problem if cracking or freezing occurs • Keep the teat disinfected, healthy and soft as much as possible through proper milking procedures • Minimize secondary bacterial infections through proper milking practices and environmental sanitation “We can’t control the weather, but we can control factors that will ensure cow comfort and the cows’ udder health in the coming weeks,” he says. Here are ways he suggests producers accomplish those objectives: • Control cold temperature exposure by providing windbreaks if animals have to go outside, feeding and housing cows indoors during cold weather when possible, avoiding drafts in buildings by keeping ventilation and openings controlled properly, and avoiding putting animals directly into extreme wind chills post-milking. • Control stall/bedding environment by having comfortable, dry areas for animals, providing dry bedding, and maintaining and changing bedding at appropriate intervals. Recent research in Minnesota showed that bedding maintenance is critical to reducing bacterial exposure. • Maintain milking equipment by checking vacuum and milk line hoses, pulsators, inflations and vacuum level; keeping pulsators clean; and changing inflations on schedule. • Ensure pre-milking sanitation by using procedures that maximize teat disinfection and skin conditioning while minimizing irritation or trauma. Also pre-dip with a good germicidal dip with skin conditioner, blot teats dry instead of rubbing to minimize irritation on problem teats, and use milking hygiene practices like those used to control contagious mastitis (clean hands, gloves and individual towels). Cloth towels are best because they dry teats more thoroughly with less abrasion than other types of towels. • Review people/milking machine/time interactions because using proper techniques is imperative to maximize unit performance (maximum flow/unit time) and minimize teat stress (extended milking due to low flow rates or gross overmilking). “Remember that teat-end changes can occur rapidly in winter with dehydration and cracking, and at other times with acute machine problems,” Schroeder says. “Minimizing the weather effects through proper facilities and environments is job one. Some practices may need to be altered or adapted during cold weather (dipping, blotting, etc.), and the advantages and disadvantages should be carefully examined when evaluating using new technologies or products such as teat dips.” To date, researchers have found no protocol that stops cracked teats completely during the winter.

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Case IH WDX901 self-propelled windrower with 18-ft. auger header...............................................................$49,000 2003 Case IH WDX901 with 2010 CIH HDX162 16-ft. auger header, 1650 hours............................................$49,000 2001 John Deere 4890 with 18-ft. auger header...$39,000

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Take aggressive action to control bacterial ring rot flare-up

By University of Idaho Extension The bacterial disease is spread to healthy College of Agricultural and Life Sciences tubers when a contaminated tuber leaves potato experts at the University of Idaho are bacterial inoculum on potato seed cutting reviving a task force to help growers adand handling equipment. Bacterial ring rot dress a flare-up of bacterial ring rot (BRR) can remain viable in dried bacterial slime disease. and in dried potato sap on equipment and Phillip Nolte, a University of Idaho Exstorage surfaces for many years if they are tension seed potato specialist at Idaho Falls, not properly disinfected. The disease also said the disease is reaching levels not seen can infect tubers but cause no symptoms, in a decade. Mainly a threat to the appearance and storage of potatoes, bacterial ring which is what makes it so difficult to prevent rot is not associated with any human health unless all recommended sanitation practices concerns. are aggressively followed, Nolte said. “It’s a cyclic thing. We last saw problems In a publication, “Guidelines for Recogwith it in 2002, and there was an earlier flare nizing and Managing Bacterial Ring Rot of up in the mid-1990s,” Nolte said. Potato,” prepared for growers, Nolte and Growers then controlled the disease and Nora Olsen, a potato storage expert at the largely eliminated it by stepping up their Kimberly/Twin Falls Research and Extensanitation practices while cutting seed dursion Center, offer cleaning and disinfection ing spring planting and thoroughly cleaning recommendations. A copy of this guide is and disinfecting all equipment and storages available upon request via email from either between crops,” Nolte said. Nolte at pnolte@uidaho.edu or Olsen at The same practices will control the curnorao@uidaho.edu. rent outbreak, Nolte said. The task force Nolte and Olsen warn growers to take will help the potato industry, state and the recommendations seriously: ”There are University of Idaho experts help growers no shortcuts when dealing with BRR, the tackle the disease and prevent the problem approach to eliminating this disease must from becoming worse, said Nolte, who will be aggressive and thorough and involves lead the group. sanitation practices that go far beyond Early monitoring shows that infection what is considered to be normal clean up rates are heavy in some fields, but more procedures.” monitoring is needed to determine the On any seed potato seed farm where the regional impact. Harvest will provide the disease has been detected, Nolte recommost detailed information on the extent of mends testing seed potatoes for BRR if they the disease. were not directly linked to diseased lots. If In cases where monitoring shows a signifthere is any risk that a lot was exposed to icant problem with bacterial ring rot, Nolte the disease it should not be used as seed. said, growers will want to delay harvesting A thorough cleaning of all potato hanthose fields until last. That’s because indling equipment from harvesting to transfected potatoes will rot in the soil and fewer portation and storage must be performed will have to be sorted out before storage. on all seed and commercial potato farming The cyclic nature of bacterial ring rot’s operations. appearance has much to do with relaxed The next step, disinfection, requires vigilance by both seed potato producers and three steps: removal of all potato debris and commercial growers, Nolte said. “After it contaminants, washing all newly cleaned appears, everyone is very aware and aggressurfaces with hot water and detergent and sive in their sanitation programs. Then we then application of a disinfectant solution don’t see bacterial ring rot for several years to all surfaces. and people get complacent.”

Mid-Plains BEEF session on winter drought management tips

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR ers on an individual or small group basis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) The session will begin at 9 a.m. and end Extension’s Mid-Plains BEEF Educational at 4 p.m. Series will conduct a special session on Registration of $60 is requested by Nowinter drought management tips for cowvember 21 and includes educational materiherds November 29 at UNL’s Agricultural als, noon meals and breaks. Research and Development Center near The Mid-Plains BEEF Educational SeMead, Nebraska. ries is an effort by a team of southeastern The session will draw on the expertise of Nebraska Extension educators. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, To register or obtain more information, Richard Randle, DVM and UNL extension contact them at: Lindsay Chichester, Richbeef veterinarian, and Lindsay Chichester, ardson County, 402-245-4324; Sara Ellicott, Jessica Jones, Sara Ellicott, Monte Stauffer Saunders County, 402-624-8030; Jessica and Steve Tonn, extension educators, to Jones, Johnson County, 402-335-3669; share their beef cattle expertise with parDarci McGee, Nuckolls/Thayer Counties, ticipants. 402-768-7212 or 402-225-2381; Monte The program is designed for producers, Stauffer, Douglas/Sarpy Counties, 402-444veterinarians or others involved in the beef 7804; or Steve Tonn, Washington County, industry. This special session will deal with 402-426-9455. tips on managing the cowherd during the UNL Extension is in the Institute of Agwinter to reduce the effects of the drought. riculture and Natural Resources. Participants will learn more about tips to manage and feed drought affected forages, stretching short forage supplies, using alter##### native feedstuffs, hay feeding methods and The band the Village People are out tourreducing feeding losses, nitrate poisoning ing again, after so many years. They have a symptoms and managing respiratory probnew hit single: lems with drylotting cows and calves. Time “It’s fun to Play for the A-A-R-P!” will also be allotted to visit with the speak-


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Farm/ranch transition planning classes set

By NDSU Extension Service Do you want to design an orderly, successful transition plan for your farm/ranch business? Are you uncertain about how to choose the successor or successors who are best suited to continue your business into the future? Are you concerned about the financial impacts and tax consequences of your transition plan? What are the best tools/strategies to create this plan? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered at the farm/ranch transition planning workshop series the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is hosting on November 29 and December 6 and 13. The sessions will run from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. CST and 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. MST at the following locations across the state: • Beach High School, 600 Central Ave. N. • Carrington Research Extension Center, 663 U.S. Highway 281 N.E. • Center/Stanton High School, 315 Lincoln Ave. N., Center • Divide County Courthouse Farmers Room, 300 2nd Ave. N., Crosby • Grant County High School, 110 W St. N., Elgin • Hettinger Research Extension Center, 102 U.S. Highway 12 W. • Killdeer Public School, 101 High St. N.W. • Mandan Northern Great Plains, North Dakota Highway 6 South • Mott/Regent High School, 205 Dakota Ave., Mott • Richland County Extension office, courthouse, 418 2nd Ave. N., Wahpeton • Williston Research Extension Center, 14120 U.S. Highway 2 • Wishek Elementary School, 100 Badger St. S. “Due to the fact that farmers and ranchers have some very unique transition issues, these sessions are geared to their specific needs,” says Willie Huot, Grand Forks County Extension agent and state farm/ranch transition planning program coordinator. “The major increase in asset values, especially land, in the last several years has made this topic even more critical of late.” The sessions will have a combination of presentations via the North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN) and from local experts at each location. Attending all three sessions is very important. Topics for the first session are why you should plan your estate, who should be involved, what materials you’ll need and the importance of communication among family members. The IVN presenter will be John Baker, Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa State University. Session 2 will address farm succession planning, and tax and economic consequences of asset transfer strategies. The IVN presenter will be Andy Zenk, agribusiness consultant, AgCountry/Farm Credit Services, Grand Forks. Session 3 will cover farm business arrangements, including the pros and cons of different types of business organizations for farmers and ranchers in North Dakota. The IVN presenter will be Judith Howard, an attorney from Minot. The early bird registration fee is $55 for individuals and $15 each for spouses or business associates (up to two additional) if postmarked by November 19. After that date, individual registrations will increase to $75. Registration fees include materials and refreshments. For registration information, contact the Extension agent at the site you wish to attend. Registration forms, as well as online registration, are available at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/anniesproject. Click on Farm/Ranch Transition Planning, then Transition Planning Registration Form at the bottom of the page. Anyone interested in attending the workshop should register as soon as possible because seating is limited at most of the sites. For more information about the workshop, contact the Extension office in the county with the session you wish to attend or Huot at (701) 780-8229 or willie.huot@ndsu.edu.

Irises not flowering

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: The leaves on my irises are big and beautiful, so they seem to be healthy, but I don’t think they flowered last year. The plants do not have buds this year. They are located in a very sunny spot. Please advise. A: You likely have them planted too deeply. Go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/landscap/h113.pdf to get cultural instructions.


Soybean nitrogen credit after a drought stressed year By Ronald Gelderman, SDSU Extension Soils Specialist Many Southern South Dakota corn and soybean producers are well into harvest in this moisture stressed year. Hopefully, next year’s moisture and yields will be better. To that end, a good soil test is needed to plan for a successful crop year. Fertilizer costs are likely to remain high and taking a soybean credit will save on nitrogen dollars for next year’s corn or wheat crop. We often hear the statement that with poor soybean yields, a nitrogen credit should not be taken. That is not correct. If soybean made any growth, a full 40-lb/a credit should be taken. Most soybean fields in the drought stressed areas had at least 20 inches of growth, had active nodules and contained at least some pods. The N credit comes from the nodules, the roots themselves and compounds that the roots exude or release. These sources of organic N breakdown readily and are available for next year’s crop. So even if the soybean crop was cut for hay, we still would take the soybean credit. The 40-lb/a value is an average over the long term for South Dakota and the region. Research has shown the credit can vary quite significantly from this value, but has little relationship to soybean yield. A soil sample should be taken to a depth of two feet to measure available nitrate-N. In addition to the N credit that will be released, soil available N should also be taken into consideration for the next crop. Available N will usually range from 20 to 50 lbs/a after soybean but can be substantially higher than this as well. For more information on soybean credits refer to the excellent article (http://www. ipni.net/ipniweb/pnt.nsf/5a4b8be72a35cd46852568d9001 a18da/eb935d03991c08000625795600563326!OpenDoc ument) by Dr. Scott Murrell from the International Plant Nutrition Institute. ##### The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target it got “the whole 9 yards.”

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Advertising Deadline for the December issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be November 30.

Contact George 799-7459 For early order programs with Westfield and Krause

KRAUSE PARTS In Stock Several used augers On Hand

Parts for H Krause H Westfield H Westgo H Mayrath H Lilliston H Melroe H Hardi

Aged parts inventory includes: • Ford vehicles • Minneapolis-Moline • Adja • Edwards • Mayrath • Gysler

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2007 DODGE RAM 2500 Reg Cab, 8’ Box, 6.7L Cummins, D & More! 6 Spd Manual,L90K

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2005 JEEP WRANGLER X 4X4, 2 Door, Soft Top, Auto, 4.0L V6, White, 6” Lift, Cstm Wheels.

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2012 DODGE JOURNEY CPOV, SXT, Mineral Gray, AWD, D Cloth Int., FlexLSeating, 25K

2010 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad, Laramie, 5.7L Hemi, Auto, Sunroof, 85K, Loaded!

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2011 DODGE RAM 1500 Laramie, Crew, Brown, Htd/Vtd Buckets, Nav, 74K

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2008 CHRYSLER ASPEN Limited, 5.7L Hemi, Htd Leather, Sunroof, Too Much to List!

MSRP $23,850 Drive Away Price $21,000

2007 GMC YUKON Pewter, Cloth Interior, 97K.

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2007 LINCOLN MKZ Black, 4-Door Sedan, FWD, Sunroof, Leather, 125K

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

$6000

1-800-681-2096 or 406-892-3915 $5995

$45,500

2012 Bobcat S650 skidsteer loader cab, heat, air, radio, includes trencher, hydraulic auger, forks, 2 buckets.

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$1500 Toyota F620 forklift 6000 lb. lift, 6 cyl propane engine, dual front tires.

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

$11,000

$9500 John Deere 455 D crawler loader 4-in-1 bucket, power shift, forks, all new pins and bushings in loader, 4500 hours

$7950

Scat Trak 2300D skidsteer loader 2000 hours, OROPS, auxillary hydraulics.

$11,000

Mitsubishi BD2F dozer LGP pads, dozer blade with hydraulic tilt.

Bearcat PTO chipper 3 point mount, 540 PTO, 6” feed.

$13,500

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

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

$25,900 $13,995

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

$9000

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

$37,000

$3500 $4000 & $4500

$15,500

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

$3500

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

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

$13,500 2001 Cat 420D backhoe/loader cab, heat, A/C, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, pilot controls, 4300 hours.

$39,900 Meyer 3-yard sander Honda engine, good shape.

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

$7750

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

$2995

Galion gravel box 15-ft., includes hoist.

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

$12,500

1997 Vermeer trencher 31x15.5 rubber at 80%, 6 way front blade, backhoe with 10” bucket, trencher has side shift, 5-ft. digging depth, 1300 hours.

$1000 Warner & Swasey 35 KVA genset continental engine, propane-powered, 120-208 volt, 3-phase, 104 amp.

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

$475

$2995

10-ft. Good Road snow blade

$2250

$28,500 Rosco sweeper cab, 6 cylinder gas engine, runs good.

1990 Caterpillar D5 H dozer 6-way dozer blade, OROPS canopy, sweeps, engine enclosures, draw bar, good machine!

$89,900

$3000

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

2009 Worksaver HDP-16 skidsteer post pounder new condition!

Bobcat 15C hydraulic skidsteer auger NEW.

$5000

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

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

$2600

$3995 New Hendrickson air up/air down tag axle kit fabricated axle, controls included.

$27,900

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

$19,500

$7500

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

Hydraulic grapple fits Cat loaders.

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

$4250

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

$3995

$2995 Rammax vibratory walk behind trench roller gas engine, 33” drums, new paint.

$19,900

Powerscreen screening plant Mark 1, 3x6 2-deck, hydraulic drive, Lister diesel engine, plate feeder, dump grizzly with 8 yard hopper.

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

COMING IN 1970 Load King belly dump trailer double gate.

$6995

John Deere GT80 skidsteer grapple 80” wide, new.

$2350

$1750 NEW Telehandler bucket fits on forks on any telehandler.

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

$4450

2000 Timber Wolf 8x20 enclosed trailer ramp door, side door.


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$78,000

$17,500 & $18,500

D $8000 L O S

$6999

1991 Ford F450 service truck 7.3L diesel engine, new automatic transmission, 12-ft. bed, recently detailed!

1988 International bucket truck 466 engine, auto transmission, service body, 50-ft. High-Ranger lift, clean truck. John Deere 225C LC excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic quick coupler, 6600 hours.

$37,500

$50,000

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

$9995

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

$7250

John Deere 160 LC excavator cab, heat, long stick, thumb, quick attach, auxiliary plumbing, 4000 hours.

$15,900

$61,500

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

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

$93,500

$8995

$14,500

2005 Chevrolet 3500 service truck 4x4, 6.0 litre gas engine, automatic transmission, 12ft. service body with lift gate. Nice pickup!

$9950 $2995

Fruehauf log rigging complete with newer scales, 22.5 rubber.

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

$33,500

$6500

$21,900

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

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

$13,900

Insley H-3500 B excavator 892 Detroit engine, D8 undercarriage, 2.75 yard bucket, weighs 120,000 lb.

$6750

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

$39,900

$11,500

$26,500

1993 Zieman 2324 tilt bed equipment trailer 27-ft. tilt deck, 3-ft. stationary deck, 16.5 rubber, spring suspension, air brakes. 1996 Peterbilt 378 dump truck N14 Cummins engine, 13 speed transmission, 16.5-ft. Ox dump body, 24.5 rubber.

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

1980 GMC General dump truck 8V92 Detroit engine, 13 speed transmission, 15-ft. box, pusher axle.

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

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

$5500

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

GMC 6500 dump truck with snow plow 366 gas engine, 5/2 speed transmission, 6 yard dump box, 9-ft. snow plow, nice truck.

$25,500

Caterpillar 980 B wheel loader cab, heat, good rubber, nice clean older loader.

$1250

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

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

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

$4950

$28,500

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

$8995

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

$11,500

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

$7250

$7500

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

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

$7500

$11,000

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

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

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

$6995

$26,000

$14,000

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

1994 Chevrolet 3500 service truck 4x4, 454 gas engine, automatic transmission, 100 gallon fuel tank, air compressor, Miller Bobcat welder.

$4250

$41,900

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

1995 Caterpillar 330L excavator cab, heat, hydraulic thumb, newer undercarriage.

$10,500

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

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

$59,500

1994 Kenworth W900B water truck 3176 Cat engine, 10 speed transmission, 3600 gallon water tank, pump sprays, all new rubber, new paint.

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

$26,500

$49,900

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

$5995

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

$2150

Ditch Witch 1030 walk-behind trencher Honda gas engine, hydro drive, new chain and teeth.

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

$29,500

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

$4500

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

Small Town Company with Big Connections

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Attention Farmers & Ranchers Don’t have time for your fence work?

We have equipment and manpower to get the job done.

##### The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
-Aristotle

MDOL per capita fee statements to be mailed out

Per Capita Fee Rates Cattle $2.00 DURNELL FENCING, LLC Sheep & Goats .45 Mike Durnell (406) 279-3299 or (406) 899-2635, Valier, MT Horses & Mules $5.05 Swine .65 Poultry .05 Bees .35 LOADER TRACTOR Llamas & Alpacas $8.40 Domestic Bison $5.50 FOR SALE Alternative livestock $22.73 Case W7 loader, 4 cylinder gas engine, reRatites $8.40 cent tune up, starts and runs well, 1680 The Montana departments of Livestock (MDOL) and Revhours since last overhaul by State Highway enue (DOR) are reminding livestock owners that it’s time to Department. Good condition, has been pay per capita fees. shedded............................................ $5400 Bills will be sent out by the DOR on November 1, and are Call (406) 292-3602 or (406) 899-0067 due November 30, 2012. Authorized by Montana Code Annotated 15-24-921, per capita fees are per-head fees assessed on “all poultry and bees, all swine three months of age or older, and all other livestock nine months of age or older.” Other livestock includes cattle, sheep, poultry, goats, horses, mules, asses, llamas, alpacas, domestic bison, ostriches, rheas and emus, and domestic ungulates. The user-generated fees account for roughly one-third of MDOL’s operational budget, and will generate $3.15 million in FY2013. Per capita fees are unique in that livestock owners are responsible for “self-reporting” livestock owned to DOR, NEW & USED EQUIPMENT which bills and collects the NEW Vermeer BPX9000 bale processor................. IN STOCK NEW Vermeer R2300 rake...................................... IN STOCK fees for MDOL. A self-reportVermeer BP8000 processor, RH discharge. Vermeer 605K round baler............................................. $5500 CUT your BALING TIME IN HALF by raking 2 windrows together ing form is distributed in JanuVermeer 605 Super I round baler.................................. $5000 ary of each year to livestock Vermeer 605M HiBred, net/twine................................ $27,500 Vermeer Super M net/twine, ramps. owners to report the number Hydraulic rakes Cox Ranch Equipment Hydraulically of livestock owned as of Feb406-227-6697 or cell 594-2204 - Winston, MT DO NOT contact Adjustable ruary 1. The completed form the ground to drive From Tractor Seat NEW & USED EQUIPMENT so you won’t is then returned to the local Vermeer BP7000 bale processor, scales & LH delivery.$12,900 have dirt and rocks Demo Vermeer R2300 rake. ............................BIG SAVINGS DOR Property Assessment ofin your hay. New Vermeer 605 Super M flotation tires, moisture tester, ramps fice by February 15. If you do Vermeer 605 Super M 3000 bales.............................. $35,800 Vermeer 605 Super M 4000 bales.............................. $34,000 not receive a reporting form New 3-Point bale unroller............................................... $1205 Whether you’re baling 100 acres 8x16 Triple Axle pintle hitch equipment trailer with beavertail or 1,000 acres, Vermeer Twinin January contact your local and ramps................................................................... $2650 Rakes are built to last and deDOR office to request a form. Grapple for JD 148/158 loader........................................ $850 Kelley 3 point backhoe................................................... $2500 signed to handle most kinds of Everyone benefits from 6-ft & 8-ft., 3-pt. rear blades.................................$585 & $750 heavy crops, rugged conditions and tight schedules. Plus, they programs funded by per capita Hydraulic tampers, diggers & steel post pounders have the best resale value in fees. PCFs are used for ani3’ 6’ Windrow Widths (variable) New DewEze Bale Beds IN STOCK the industry! 18’ - 23’ Raking Widths (variable) R & L Seed and Machine, LLC. mal health programs, brands 406-735-4374 - Geyser, MT - rlmccray@3rivers.net enforcement, theft investigaHigh capacity. Smooth, quiet, gentle handling. Speed. Reliabilty NEW & USED EQUIPMENT tion and recovery, predator NEW Vermeer BPX9000 bale processor................ IN STOCK control and other department Vermeer BP8000 RH discharge, big tires, like new.... $16,000 2-NEW Vermeer 605 Super M round baler............. IN STOCK operations. Additionally, the NEW Vermeer 665 Rancher round baler................ IN STOCK Vermeer 605M round baler. Just in.......................In Our Shop general public benefits from Vermeer 504 Super I 5x4 manual/electric tie. Price Negotiable programs designed to prevent John Deere 530 round baler..................................Consigned NEW Vermeer VR1428 wheel rake.......................New Design the spread of animal diseases NEW Vermeer VR1224 medium capacity carted wheel rake. to humans. NEW Vermeer WRX14 hi-capacity 14 wheel rake. 2 NEW Vermeer 2800 rakes.................................... IN STOCK Nonpayment of the per NEW Vermeer R2300 rake...................................... IN STOCK Process both Round & Big Square bales Used Vermeer R2300 rake.......................................... $14,500 capita fee can result in interJohn Deere 567 twine/net, going through shop.......... $18,500 The all-new BPX9000 Bale Proest charged on the unpaid Branson 3820I 4WD tractor, gear shift with reverser, PTO, cessor from Vermeer combines 3-point and loader.................................................... $21,500 simplicity, durability and versatilbalance, which can result in Used Branson 3510H 4WD hydro with PTO, 3-point and loader. ity to meet the needs of today’s 35-hp........................................................................ $18,000 continued collection efforts. cattle producers. The easy to McFarland 36-ft. pasture harrow......................NEW PRICING Livestock owners who have operate machine is built tough NEW Red Rhino 40-ft. round bale trailer............... ONE LEFT with a unique, T-style frame, the PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND not paid per capita fees can bed design and offset rotor proTrendline Vermeer Sales contact their local DOR ofduce even and consistent feed 406-778-3777 (shop) - Baker, MT with minimal maintenance, and fice to report the number of Greg - 406-978-3777 (cell) - Bill Bagley (sales) - 406-891-1060 an optional large square bale livestock they own. kit includes enhancements to effectively process a variety of For additional information NEW, DEMO & USED EQUIPMENT bales. The BPX9000 is built to Vermeer BP7000 bale processor................................... $8750 on per capita fees, contact maximize bale processing and Vermeer 605 Super M net, flotation tires, moisture................. ................................................................DEMO DISCOUNT minimize operator stress. MDOL’s public information Vermeer 605 M net wrap, ramp, flotation tires............. $25,500 The BPX9000’s slat and chain officer at 406/444-9431. Vermeer 605L round baler with net wrap....................... $9500 bed and positive bale feeding

Give us a call for all your fencing needs.

Vermeer R2300 Rakes

TwinRakes

NEW Vermeer BPX9000 Bale Processor

Vermeer 605L round baler, twine only........................... $8500 Vermeer 605K round baler............................................. $5500 Vermeer 2300 rake....................................DEMO DISCOUNT Vermeer 23 rake............................................................ $5200 Vermeer 21 rake............................................................ $4000 New Holland BR780 net/twine, wide pickup............... $11,500 Case IH RBX563 net/twine, standard pickup.............. $21,500 New Holland 688 twine only....................................... $10,500 John Deere 705 (same as Vermeer R23A) rake............ $9750

Wichman Ag Supply, LLC 406-538-5686 or 350-2676 cell - Hilger, MT

improve bale rotation, feeding bales more consistently into the rotor, while reducing the need for operators to reverse rotation of the bale when feeding. The split shaft in the bed allows for easier maintenance without removing the entire bed, and long-lasting bushings in the bed are resistant to net and twine wrapping. In addition, the bale processor’s offset rotor feeds material with less slugging, for a consistent cut length and higher quality feed. With exclusive cut control bars in combination with the self-cleaning rotor, excessive build-up of net and twine on the drum is eliminated. The rotor can also be manually cleaned, with easy access through a side-access door.

##### You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live now.
-- Joan Baez



PorkBridge educational series returns in December

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The seventh year of the successful distance education series, PorkBridge, begins December 6. The 2012-2013 program lineup includes a variety of intriguing topics presented by recognized industry experts. Operating through the collaboration of 11 land-grant universities, PorkBridge reaches producers and industry professionals across the country and around the world in an every other month series of six sessions. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension swine specialist Duane Reese is the Nebraska contact for PorkBridge. He said the distance education series provides relevant and accurate information for those who own, manage or work in swine grow-finish facilities. “Producers and others in the industry can get the information they need without the hassle of traveling or giving up a whole day to attend a meeting,” Reese said. “PorkBridge participants can take part where it works best for them whether at home, in an office or in the swine unit. And all of them can download audio files from each session for later use.” The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources specialist said PorkBridge combines electronic information viewed on a computer with live presentations by topic experts via phone. About a week before each session, subscribers receive a CD or web link (depending on their location) that contains that topic’s specific presentation and additional information provided by the presenter. Participants call in for the audio portion of each session and follow along with the presentation on their computer. All sessions begin at noon Central time and last approximately 90 minutes. Each session includes time for questions of the presenter. “The amount has not changed since the program began in 2005, and is a great deal at $125 for the entire year,” Reese said. The subscription form and payment must be received by November 12 to assure receipt of program materials in time for the first session on December 6. An informational brochure (http://www.ipic.iastate.edu/PorkBridge/IPIC2012PB. pdf) with subscription information is available on the Iowa Pork Industry Center’s (IPIC) website. Nebraska residents who want more information can call Reese at 402-472-6425. Session dates, speakers, their industry affiliations and topics are as follows. • December 6 – John Patience, Iowa State University, “Strategies to Reduce Feed Costs” • February 7 – Mike Ellis, University of Illinois, “Optimizing Stocking Density in Wean-Finish Barns” • April 4 – Aaron Gaines, The Maschhoffs, “Managing Finishing Pigs to Improve Production Efficiency” • June 6 – Mark Whitney, University of Minnesota, “Managing Heat Stress” • August 1 – Mike Tokach and Hyatt Frobose, Kansas State University, “Effect of Optimizing Feed Withdrawal Length and Fiber Levels Prior to Marketing on Net Return” • October 3 – Andrew Bowman, The Ohio State University, “Pigs, Flu, and You” IPIC coordinates all program details, including registration and subscriber mailings. Mark Whitney and Lee Johnston of the University of Minnesota coordinate the PorkBridge program. UNL Extension is in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Watering silver maple

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: How often should I be watering my silver maples? They are about 3 years old. Will too much watering cause their root systems to be too shallow? A: After being in a planting site for that many years, a silver maple should have a well-developed root system. In spite of that fact, it is still a good idea to provide water to the roots when no significant rainfall occurs for more than two weeks of extended drought and heat. Always water at and beyond the drip line to encourage the roots to follow the migrating water. If your soil is deep and well drained, the roots will follow the percolating water through the soil profile. If the soil doesn’t drain well, the roots will tend to stay closer to the surface. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

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New Highline CFR650 Feed-Chopper • Place processed feed

in a windrow or in a feed bunk. • Spread bales up to 50ft. for bedding. • Process one bale while carrying another on the fork. • Hydraulic driven rollers with rubber belting ensure complete bale processing. • Available with Highline Feed-Chopper to further cut material

2-NEW Highline CFR650 feed chopper with RH discharge. Final cut option available............. IN STOCK

NEW Highline CFR650 feed chopper........................... ................................................... CALL FOR PRICE

Trendline Vermeer Sales 406-778-3777 (shop) - Baker, MT

Wichman Ag Supply, LLC 406-538-5686 or 350-2676 cell - Hilger, MT

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HEAVY OIL FIELD WINCH BED FOR SALE

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Food most-deficient resource for wild bird habitat By Scott Hininger, a University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Sheridan County and also serving Campbell, Crook, Johnson and Weston counties Upland game bird habitat, whether pheasants, turkey, sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, or Hungarian partridge (and all wildlife), require three major necessities: food, shelter, and water. Lacking any one of these greatly diminishes the ability to have a viable population of wild game birds. Not all three are required on a particular piece of land – one or more could be on adjacent land. Almost any water source will do for wild birds, but cover is not as easy to establish. Planting some shrub rows or shrub patches can develop cover. Possible Grains, Legumes Generally speaking, the most deficient resource needed for wild bird habitat is food. Properly selecting and planting seed can enhance the habitat. Start by selecting a grain such as corn, oats, wheat, barley, proso millet, or grain sorghum. These crops provide a good source of nutrition and some cover. Another crop to consider is Austrian winter pea. This legume is high in protein and fixes nitrogen into the soil. Planting new, improved varieties of grasses can enhance pastures. These varieties can be taller and provide cover and food. In a pasture, legumes added to grass could include birds-foot trefoil, vetch, sainfoin, alfalfa, and clover. Contact a UW Extension office for help selecting species. Seeding Preparation When preparing a food plot, the best procedure is to till the ground, control weeds, then plant. The next best situation is to control weeds and then no-till the land and plant. Broadcasting the seed and then harrowing the land is the least effective method. One key point when planting food plots is to make sure they are in blocks, and the bigger the block the better. If you plant rows, predators such as coyotes and foxes find it very easy to work down the rows and eat the wild birds. A rule of thumb for proper seed depth is to plant no more than two to three times the diameter of the seed. The bigger the seed, the deeper it can be planted. Most legumes like alfalfa should be planted no deeper than a quarter of an inch, and corn can be planted as deep as an inch. The very cold-tolerant Austrian winter pea can be planted very early in the year or in the fall. The greater the variety of species planted will increase the amount of diversity available for wild birds. This diversity will provide different food components at different times of the year, which, hopefully, will correspond to the needs of the wild birds. Select the lower seeding rate, particularly if mixing several varieties of seed. Remember, the goal is habitat and not necessarily top production. The other consideration is there are two main times of the year really critical for wild birds. The first is spring when they are nesting and the cover needs to provide a rich food source for the chicks. The second is fall to provide food and cover for the birds as they’re going into winter. By doing a little planting each year, the number of wild birds should dramatically increase.

Removing old lilac tree

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: My daughter bought a home in Bismarck with an old lilac tree in the middle of the front yard. It has not been taken care of in a long time and there are many dead areas on the tree. She has always loved weeping willows and would like to plant a good-sized one in her front yard. The only logical place to put the tree is right where this old lilac is located. How does she go about removing it? Can it be dug out successfully and the willow put in the same location? Will runners from the old lilac reappear? Thanks for your help. A: The lilac that has been occupying the same location for a number of years may require a chain attached to a pickup to pull it out (done that) or a very determined individual with a Dutchman’s hoe. The remaining roots will sprout with suckers that can be controlled by using a broadleaf weed killer. She then can plant a weeping willow in the same location. However, beware that willows often go beyond the expectations of the owner as far as size and messiness, so tell her to be sure that this is the tree she wants! To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


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MISC. PULL TYPE WINDROWERS

2004 New Holland 1432 13-ft. flail swing tongue...................$12,900 2003 New Holland 499 12-ft. haybine.......................................$9000 MacDon 4000 9-ft. mower conditioner......................................$4900

JOHN DEERE ROUND BALERS

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

NEW HOLLAND ROUND BALERS

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

MISCELLANEOUS ROUND BALERS

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NEW HOLLAND SQUARE BALERS

2007 New Holland 580 square baler. 2 seasons use, like new........... ..........................................................................................$17,900 1994 New Holland 580 square baler, 16”x18” bales.................$8900 New Holland 320 square baler, 14”x18” bales, PTO drive........$3500

HESSTON SQUARE BALERS

Hesston 4910 big square balers, 36,000 bales.Starting At $34,900

RAKES

New Holland 216 rake...........................................................$13,900 New Holland 216 unitized hydraulic rakes. ..............................$9900 Vermeer R23A twin rake...........................................................$7500 Sitrex MK10-12 rake..............................................................$10,500

BALE PROCESSORS IN STOCK

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Morris 881 Hayhiker 8 bale......................................................$8500 Dwyer 5-bale mover / feeder.....................................................$7800 Highline 6800 bale processor...................................................$7500 1973 Ford F500 buck rake, 390 V8, Farmhand F11C loader, forks, bucket, 4 new tires................................................................$4500 2010 Bobcat S650 skid steer with bucket or fork, excellent condition, low hours...........................................................................$36,200 Kirschner pivot track closer......................................................$3200 International 6200 14-ft. disc drill, combo with grass seeder attachment......................................................................................$7900 John Deere 995 7-bottom switch plow...................................$13,250 John Deere 3955 5-bottom switch plow....................................$5500 John Deere 4200 4-bottom rollover plow..................................$4500 Brillion 15-ft. culti-packer.......................................................$12,900 Brillion 14-ft. culti-packer.......................................................$12,900 Brillion 30-ft. single row cultivator with crows feet....................$6500 John Deere 900 7 shank V-ripper.............................................$5490 Artsway 12-ft. land plane. Clean, one owner............................$6960 John Deere 940 12-ft. land plane. Good condition....................$4700 McCormick manure spreader.....................................................$750 Kawasaki Mule KAF620 TRANS with hard cab, heater and 197-hours.............................................................................$9500

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John Deere 4995, with 16-ft. disc header. 1400 hours..........$75,900 2009 John Deere 4995 4 meter, 994 head, V10, conditioner, button tires, 558 hours.................................................................$95,900 4-2010 New Holland 8040, 12-ft. HS headers, rotary screens, buddy seat, 800-1000 hours. Each..............................................$64,300 2008 New Holland 8040, 12-ft. HS header............................$61,900 New Holland HW305S with 14-ft. auger header....................$55,900 2005 MacDon 9352i Turbo, 14-ft. auger header, button tires, 1220 hours.................................................................................$57,000 1995 MacDon 9000, turbo with 14-ft. sickle bar header, air, radio and 710 hours..........................................................................$29,900 Hesston 6400, gas, 12-ft. header, no cab.................................$3000

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John Deere 7800 tractor with MFWD, PowrQuad, air seat, 3 hydraulics, 540/1000 PTO, 14.9x30 front, 18.4x42 rear duals and JD 741 loader, joystick, 3 function valve, 6090 hours................................$69,900 2007 New Holland HW305 self propelled windrower, 2007 NH HS12 auger header, 1233 hours..................................................$52,000 Morris 1400 Hay Hiker, 14 bale..............................................$16,900 Morris 881 Hay Hiker, 8 bale..................................................$10,900 Highline 5-bale mover, 6800 feeder..........................................$9500 John Deere 630 tandem disc with 9” spacing, 18” discs, hydraulic fold, hydraulic depth control.......................................................$19,900 John Deere 970 21-ft. culti-packer, hydraulics, ‘S’ tines, front & rear scrapers, rear hitch............................................................$19,900 John Deere 1610 22-ft. hydraulic fold chisel plow with rear harrow.... .............................................................................................$9900 International 6200 grain drill....................................................$6500 International 620 12-ft. press drill with 6” spacing, grain/grass/fertilizer boxes. Always shedded.........................................................$6000 Brillion WM3001 24-ft. culti-packer...........................................$8500 Aerway 15-ft. aerator with transport hitch..............................$11,500 Schulte 148 15-ft. flail chopper, drawbar...................................$3500 Anderson rockpicker, 5-ft. working width, 540 PTO drive.........$1750 HMDE HD Grapple fits Farmhand F11 and JD 740 loader.........$900 New 2012 John Deere 550 S4 camo, roof, 3/4 windshield....$11,900

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2009 New Holland TD80 MFWD, 62 PTO hp, open station, ROPS.... . ........................................................................................$24,900 International 806 2WD, cab, standard transmission, Farmhand loader................................................................................$14,300 Ford 8N, 2WD...........................................................................$2200 Sweepster broom, 10-ft., fits 5000 series John Deere.............$9000

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2010 John Deere 7130, MFWD, PowrQuad, LH reverser, 3 point, PTO, JD H360 loader. 700 hours.................................................. $85,700 John Deere 6715 with MFWD and new Buhler loader. . .......... $54,900 John Deere 6115D, MFWD, 3 point, PTO, 2 hydraulics, 95 PTO hp, 9F/9R transmission with reverser, Mounted with JD 673 Loader. . .. ............................................................................................ $69,900 John Deere 6400 MFWD, John Deere 640 loader, 11,036 hours.......... ................................................................................................CALL 2010 John Deere 5105M MFWD, 90 PTO hp, 540 PTO, cab, 16 speed, reverser, 563 loader, bucket, low hours............................... $64,700 2011 John Deere 5075M, 61 PTO hp, MFWD, 2 remotes, cab, 16 speed with reverser........................................................................ $43,500 1990 John Deere 4455, with MFWD, 540/1000 PTO, 3 hydraulics, excellent rubber and JD 740 loader..................................... $35,000 1990 John Deere 2755, 2WD with cab, air, 3 point, 2 rear hydraulics and 6600 hours.......................................................................CALL 1974 John Deere 4430, 2WD with cab, 2 rear hydraulics, Quad-Range, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO and 11,505 hours. Nice tractor....... $16,900 2011 John Deere 3320 with 300 CX loader, hydro, 12 hours...$25,900

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CONSIGNED EQUIPMENT CN-2009 John Deere 936D draper header. Tag #10433...................................................... $37,000 CN-2009 John Deere 635D 35-ft. draper head with pickup reel, transport. Tag #1413.............. $59,890 CN-2005 John Deere 630R 30-ft. rigid header, fore/ aft reel, pickup reel. Tag #10267............... $21,700 CN-John Deere 844 corn header, updated from 36” to 30” row spacing. Tag #11354................ $20,000 CN-2005 John Deere header transport. Tag #10268. . .................................................................... $4950 CN-1994 John Deere 535 round baler, twine tie push bar, flotation tires......................................... $7500 CT-New Holland 688 round baler, surface wrap..$12,000 CT-Vermeer BP8000 round bale processor with big tires.................................................................Call CB-New Holland 358 grinder mixer, 1000 RPM PTO, good shape. Tag #4568............................... $9000 CT-Degelman 9-ft. front blade for 2WD tractor...$2500 CT-Farmhand 258 loader with grapple and JD mounts......................................................... $6500 CB-1979 John Deere 310A tractor/loader/backhoe, cab, 24” bucket, 7750 hours. Tag #4569... $13,500 CT-John Deere 7830 165-hp MFWD tractor IVT, 3-point, JD 741 loader and grapple, 2250 hours.Call CT-John Deere 6400 80-hp, MFWD tractor, PowrQuad, new rear tires, JD 640 loader with grapple. .................................................................. $39,000 CT-Case 1490 2W 80-hp tractor with Leon 690 loader and grapple.................................................. $8500 CN-International 150 30-ft. 10” spacing box drills. Tag #9456.................................................... $1700 CB-1975 Ag Chem Big A 2500 self propelled sprayer, 1200 gallon stainless tank, 60-ft. boom with windscreens, Raven 440 rate controller, 3-way nozzle bodies, 3208 Cat (rebuilt 200 hours ago), Allison automatic transmission. Tag #4709.......... $15,000 CN-1100 GPM Cummins pumping unit with 25 KBA generator, 150-ft. of head................................Call CN-50 hp electric pump.......................................Call CN-6”, 8” mainline...............................................Call Large assortment of handline............................Call CN-Wade Rain center drive wheel lines......... $4250 CN-Used Thunderbird wheel lines....................Call CN-(2) 1400 lb. cast wheel weights for JD 30 series.. . ..................................................................... $1400 CB-Valmar 240 skid mount granular applicator...$2500 CN-2011 Frontier 54” snowblower, 3-point, 540 PTO, hydraulic chute. Tag #9152......................... $2750 CN-1959 Chevrolet Viking 60 truck with 1990 7-ton tender box. Tag #10652.............................. $3350

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John Deere 7230 tractor Powr Quad transmission, 740 loader/grapple.

USED TRACTORS

2011 John Deere 9530T track tractor, 36” tracks, PTO, low hours. Tag #10979.................. $344,500 2010 John Deere 9230 4WD tractor, 325 hp, front and rear differentiol locks, 18 speed powershift transmission. Tag #10684...................... $199,500 1995 John Deere 8870 4WD tractor, 24/6 manual transmission, 1000 PTO, 3 remotes. Tag #8608... ................................................................. $69,900 1994 John Deere 8970 4WD tractor, 24/6 transmission, 4 remotes, differential lock front and rear, Concord 12-ft. hydraulic angle blade, low hours. Tag #10684............................................ $105,000 1990 John Deere 8760 4WD with cab. Tag #11254. .............................................................Coming in 1990 Big Bud 400 4WD, Cat 3406B, 475 hp, AMS, Trellborg tires @90%, 4 remotes, powershift transmission, case drain. Tag #11426............ $165,000 1990 Big Bud 450 4WD, 855 Cummins, 450 hp, Degelman blade, powershift transmission, 4 remotes. Tag #11427............................................. $140,000 Big Bud 460/30 4WD tractor, Detroit diesel, powershift transmission, 50% rubber. Tag #10890......... ................................................................. $53,000 Case 9130 4WD, cab. Tag #1989............Coming in 1981 Versatile 950 4WD tractor with 903 Cummins, standard transmission, 40% duals, approximately 9600 hours. Tag #10989............................. $9000 2011 John Deere 8285R MFWD, IVT transmission, 1000 PTO, 4 remotes, 90% tires. Tag #10938...... ............................................................... $221,200 2009 John Deere 4520 compact utility tractor, tower reverser transmission, open station. Tag #8895... ................................................................. $19,500 1980 John Deere 4240 2WD tractor with 3-point, 540 PTO, cab. Tag #1628............................... $22,000 1978 John Deere 4040 2WD tractor, 80 hp, QuadRange transmission, dual PTO, 3-point, front weights. Tag #9950.................................. $19,000 1971 John Deere 4020 2WD, ROPS, JD 158 loader with grapple, 3-point, 2 remotes, dual PTO..$14,500 John Deere 2640 Tag #11306.................Coming in 2002 New Holland TM165 MFWD, cab, loader, grapple, 4 remotes. Tag #10382.............. $78,000 2006 Case MXU115 2WD, cab, no loader. Tag #11416..................................................... $38,500

2010 John Deere 4930 self-propelled sprayer, 120-ft. booms, stainless steel 1200 gallon tank, full GPS, extended warranty. Tag #9018............... $270,000 2011 John Deere 4830 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, eductor, foam marker, traction control, very nice................................................. $244,000 2005 John Deere 4720 self-propelled sprayer, 90-ft. booms, 800 gallon tank, traction control, boom height. Tag #11383................................. $105,000 2007 RoGator SS1074 self-propelled sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, Raven Viper Pro controls, foam marker. Tag #9745........................ $144,900 2000 Nitro 275 self-propelled sprayer, 104-ft. booms, 1200 gallon tank, AutoTrac, swather control, 2 set of tires. Tag #11425.................................. $79,000 2006 New Holland SF115 115-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, induction tank............ $19,000 2002 Flexi-Coil 67XL wheel boom sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, Raven controls. Tag #9466... $12,000 1987 Ford TW5 MFD tractor, 105 hp, 18.4x38 rears, 1999 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer with 100-ft. booms, 3-point, dual PTO, 4 remotes, new clutch, West1000 gallon tank. Tag #10356..................... $9000 endork Quick Attach loader. Tag #9961... $19,000 1993 Chevrolet C30 pickup sprayer. Tag #10410.... Ford 5000 2WD tractor with cab, 3-point, 540 PTO, .................................................................... $6500 loader, bucket, grapple. Tag #10942........... $7900 Fast 9500E suspended boom sprayer. Tag #10919.. Ford 8N 2WD, gas, 3-point, PTO, loader, many new parts. Tag #9885......................................... $2200 ................................................................. $35,000

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

USED WINDROWERS & HEADERS As low as 0% OAC on select windrowers 2012 John Deere R450 self-propelled windrower, bar tires, auxiliary lighting. Tag #10943........... $88,500

2-2011 Case IH WD1203 16-ft. auger header, 350 hours. Each............................................... $94,000 2011 John Deere A400 windrower. Tag #11121....... .................................................................. $65,000

2003 John Deere 4895 windrower with 14-ft. 895 auger header, rubber conditioner. Tag #10460...... .................................................................. $51,000 John Deere 956 MoCo, 14-ft. center pivot. Tag #1474........................................................ $20,000

2003 John Deere 956 141/2-ft. MoCo, Impeller conditioner, 1000 PTO. Tag #1584................. $18,500 2012 MacDon M105 windrower includes MacDon D60-35 draper header. Tag #11104........ $155,514 New Holland HW230 windrower with 14-ft. auger header. Tag #10181.................................. $62,900

2003 New Holland 1475 16-ft. MoCo, rubber conditioner, hydraulic guard angle. Tag #10738..$14,000 New Holland 116 mower conditioner. Tag #10144... ..................................................................... $6000 1984 Case 4000 windrower. Tag #10993........ $4000

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USED GRAIN VACS & AUGERS

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


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MISCELLANEOUS

2011 New Holland 216 27-ft. hydraulic basket rake, manual controls, used very little. Tag #9927......... ................................................................. $20,000 1996 Haybuster 256 Plus II bale processor. Tag #9976.......................................................... $6000 Hesston BP25 bale processor, 1000 PTO. Tag #8867.......................................................... $4700 Hesstoon BP25 bale processor. Tag #10940.....$2500 DewEze trailer mount super slicer hydraulic drive. Tag #9301.......................................................... $3500 Straw spreader for JD 9660 STS combine...... $2000 MC 675 continuous grain dryer. Tag #9071..... $6000 Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill parts including full set of packers for 57-ft. drill, hubs, axles, bushings, wiring harness. Tag #1339. New Holland 1049 self-propelled balewagon, duals, extra flotation tire. Tag #9642...................... $9500 2009 John Deere X324 all wheel steer lawn tractor, 48” Powerflo bagger. Tag #9887................. $4550 2005 John Deere LT160 riding mower with 42” deck, hydrostatic drive, 16-hp. Tag #1109............ $1550 2004 John Deere LX280 riding mower with 42” deck, bagger. Tag #163........................................ $3800 John Deere L130 riding mower, 48” deck, mulch kit, bagger. Tag #10884.................................... $1600 2004 John Deere SST15 mower. Tag #1539.. $1000 1990 Terry 29-ft. bumper pull travel trailer, oak interior............................................................... $7500 1997 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck flatbed trailer with ramps. Tag #10260..................................... $3900 Donahue 45-ft. trailer. Tag #1411.................... $3000 New Kory 8278 12-ton farm wagon, 12.5x16L 14 ply tires. Tag #5201........................................... $3975 3-Ghenn 1/4-mile wheel lines. Each................. $4600 Two used wheel lines for sale. (1-Thunderbird) 2-Used wheel lines, 1/4-mile each. Each.......... $4500 6” and 8” mainline with risers..............................Call Kirshner pivot track closer. Tag #9368........... $3200 Parker #88C-082 220-volt hydraulic hose machine with Weatherhead T400 crimper. Includes complete die set. Like New $5950. Only..................... $2850

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AS LOW AS OAC on SELECT USED COMBINES 4-2012 John Deere S680 combines, 640D draper header, low hours............................. $430,000 ea. 2010 John Deere 9870 combine, 640D draper header, low hours. Tag #11349............... $360,000 2011 John Deere 9770 combine, 640D draper header, low hours. Tag #11178............... $335,000 2009 John Deere 9770 combine, 635D draper header. Tag #11180................................ $203,000 2-2010 John Deere 9770 combines, 640D draper header, excellent shape.................... $315,000 ea. 2007 John Deere 9760 combine, Contour Master, chaffer, harvest monitor. Tag #10936...Coming in

2011 John Deere 568 round baler, 1000 PTO, twine, hydraulic pickup lift, megawide pickup, push bar. Tag #10659.............................................. $36,500 2003 John Deere 567 round baler, net/twine. Tag #10871..................................................... $22,000 2001 John Deere 567 round baler, 1000 PTO, twine only, 1-year-old belts, hydraulic pickup, push bar. Tag #10780.............................................. $12,000 John Deere 566 round baler, 540 PTO, gauge wheels. Tag #10196.............................................. $17,000 1999 New Holland 565A round baler. Tag #11365... .................................................................... $5900 1997 New Holland 664 round baler. Tag #11353..... 2001 John Deere 9750 combine............... $120,000 .................................................................... $6700 1998 John Deere 9600 combine. Tag #9246............ 1984 John Deere 530 round baler, twine only. Tag ................................................................. $66,000 #10726........................................................ $3500 1995 John Deere 9600 combine with MacDon 960 2005 Case IH RBX562 round baler, net wrap, wide header, 20-ft. unloading auger, chopper. Tag pickup, bale ramp. Tag #10739................ $18,500 #10790...................................................... $62,500 New Holland 664 round baler, twine, Bale Command. 1994 John Deere 9600 combine with 930 header, batt Tag #10724................................................. $6900 reel, new header trailer. Tag #10782.........$60,000 1983 John Deere 8820 combine. Tag #10779.......... ................................................................. $13,500 1982 John Deere 7720 combine with JD 224 24-ft. header, pickup reel. Tag #11090................$11,364 1997 Case 2188 combine, Maurer unloading auger extension, no header, 2940 separator hours. Tag TILLAGE #10674...................................................... $55,000

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2012 John Deere XUV625i Gator, poly cab with heater, 44 hours. Like new....................... $14,000 2010 John Deere Gator 4WD with cab, power box, Big Horn rims and tires, 120 hours. Like new....... ...................................................................Just in 2010 John Deere Gator 620i roof, windshield, manual 1995 New Holland TR97 combine with 30-ft. headbox. Tag #10888.......................................... $8800 er, pickup reel, 13-ft. pickup attachment, Ag LoadDegelman 14-1 14-ft. blade............................ $9400 er computer, 200 hours on rebuild. Tag #10789.... 2009 Arctic Cat XTX700 UTV, manual box lift, front ................................................................. $59,000 glass windshield, rear poly windshield, AM/FM/CD. 1994 Gleaner R62 combine, low hours, yield moniTag #11376.................................................. $7500 tor, MacDon 963 30-ft. header.................. $83,000 2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XT650 with rebuilt engine. Tag #9522................................................... $7000 John Deere 59” 3-point snow blower. Tag #10328... .................................................................... $2000 Loftness snow blower. Tag #9430.................. $3000 Degelman 10-ft. manual angle blade. Tag #8652..... Jack Hadcock 271-7839 or 899-5657 .................................................................... $3900 Burke McCormick 873-2813, 450-3606 Degelman 14-ft. blade. Tag #9400.................. $7500 Dan Lannen 590-4488 2001 John Deere 1900 liquid applicator cart, 70-ft. Jake Han 450-3605 booms. Tag #8935.................................... $17,500 Joe Flesch 239-2660 Many used miscellaneous AMS items (displays, reJim Orr 289-0744 ceivers, steering wheels)....................................... Pat Wheeler 450-1704 ..............................Call for price and availabiltiy Barry MacGillivray 590-4703 Ezee-On 2400 pull-type post pounder, PTO drive. Tag Jamie Birch 570-3929 #10998........................................................ $3900 Ron Lipke 899-4993 2001 John Deere 240 skid steer, 60” bucket, auxiliary Neil McCormick 470-2927 hydraulics, foot controls, new tires. Tag #11096... ................................................................. $16,900

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COMBINE HEADERS

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

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USED DRILLS & ACCESSORIES

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

Concord 5612 56-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, Concord 3000 tow behind cart. Tag #8902............. $23,500 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, NO air cart. Tag #1469................................... $39,500 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 7” spacing, 1610 cart. Tag #10752.............................................. $36,900 2010 John Deere 1870 57-ft. Conserva Pak drill, 12” spacing, 430 tow between cart. Tag #11368......... ............................................................... $180,000

2002 Case IH ATX 5012 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, ADX 3360 tow between cart. Tag #10209..$60,000

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

2009 John Deere 1870 56-ft. Conserva Pak drill, 12” spacing with 1910 430-bushel tow behind cart, double shoot. Tag #10208...................... $185,000 John Deere 1820 60-ft. air drill 10” spacing, with 430 tow behind cart. Tag #10852...................$110,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 tow between air cart, steel packers.

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

Morris Maxim 49A/D 50-ft. double shoot air drill, steel press wheels, 7300 tow behind cart. Tag #1635... ................................................................. $29,500

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

1994 John Deere 9450 drills, 60-ft., 12” spacing, transport. Tag #9418................................ $19,000 John Deere 9450 drills, 40-ft. 12” spacing, rubber press, AcraPlant, JD transport. Tag #1605............ ................................................................. $15,900 John Deere 9450 box grain drills, 4-10-ft. sections, 12” spacing. Tag #9643............................... $8900

1993 John Deere 9400 40-ft. 10” spacing drills........ .............................................................Coming In 1989 John Deere 9400 40-ft. 10” spacing hoe drills, fertilizers, steel packers, 2” openers, transport. Tag #8951....................................................... $13,000

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A59

The deadline for phoning in advertising for the December issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be November 30. Phone (406) 279-3291.

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The familiar phrase, “An elephant never forgets,” refers to the animal’s alleged intelligence, memory and longevity. The peaceful elephant is also a symbol of gentle and reposing strength. The social nature of elephants allows us to view their amazing sensitivity to their group and family members, helping each other when hurt and mourning the loss of their loved ones.

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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 1996 Cornhusker 46’6” hopper, 3 axle, steel wheels, air gates, single, dual, 11-22.5 single tires...................................................... $18,000

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

2004 Freightliner Century day cab, 430 hp Detroit, 10 speed. 609,000 miles..........$25,000 1986 Ford L9000 day cab, Big Cummins 350 hp, 15 speed, Neway air ride, 3.90 ratio, 11-22.5 tires @ 85%.............................................$8500 1997 Volvo D12 Volvo, 425 hp, 20-ft steel box, 10 speed, 3.70 rear on air ride, all aluminum, 11-22.5 tires, 19.5 on tag, Ali Arc bumper, lift axle, air ride, pintle hitch, head lift hoist...................... $30,000

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

1997 International 4900 DT466, 7 speed, spring suspension, 11-22.5 tires, 6 steel wheels, rollback wrecker body, 13-ft. upper, 28-ft. lower, 3 winches, aluminum deck, rear underreach..... .............................................................$21,000

2004 Peterbilt 379 day cab, short hood, Cat C15 475 hp, 13 speed. 225,000 miles on overhaul... .............................................................$35,500 1989 Kenworth W900 Cat 3406B, 425 hp, 13 speed, 11-24.5 steer tires, Lo-Pro 24.5 drive tires, 6 aluminum, 4 steel wheels, air ride suspension. ...............................................$16,000 2000 Sterling Detroit Series 60............$12,000

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NEW 2013 Maurer hopper, 40-ft., spring suspension, steel wheels...........................$27,750 2013 Mauer 40-ft. aluminum hopper, steel wheels, spring suspension................................. ........................... $29,850 after factory rebate 1997 Wilson hopper pup, 30-ft., spring suspension, aluminum wheels, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, tandem dolly on turntable.................... $21,500 1991 & 1996 Western hopper doubles, 40-ft. lead, 24-ft. pup, spring suspension on lead, air ride on pup, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires on aluminum wheels, tandem dolly on turntable, new tarps.. ............................................... For set $34,000

2012 Wilson 41-ft.x66” ag hopper, 90% tires and brakes, 2 rows of lights, S/S rear, 2-spring suspension...........................................$31,500 1981 Wilson hoppers, 21” hopper clearance..... .............................................................$12,000 12-Great Dane reefers, 1996-2001, 50-ft. spread axle, TK unit............................. $8000 -$10,000

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(3) 2002-2003 Fontaine & Trail King 53-ft step deck, aluminum combo, steel wheels, rear axle slide....................................... $19,000-$20,000 1993 Kalyn drop deck, 48x96”, 17.5 tires, 40-ft lower and 8-ft upper deck........................$8900

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


Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A60

The deadline for advertising in the December issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be November 30. Phone (406) 279-3291.

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2005 Cat D6N XL 6 way blade, EROPS, ripper, 50% undercarriage, air conditioning. .............................$110,000 1998 Case 850GLT crawler with 6 way blade, ripper and OROPS. 4100 hours...................................$35,000

1987 Kayln/Siebert 75 ton lowboy, tandem axle with 2 axle booster, 2 axle jeep, 24-ft. well, 9-ft. wide deck, aluminum wheels, excellent tires. Nice trailer...........................$71,000 1993 Pioneer Max 50 4 axle end dump pup trailer, liftable front axle, good box......................................$13,900

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for dusting sausages 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar Coarse salt and ground pepper 2/3 cup milk 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 precooked smoked chicken sausages (13 ounces total) Ketchup and mustard, for serving (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Make a well in center; add milk, eggs, and oil. Mix just until combined. Insert an icepop stick into one end of each sausage, leaving a 1 1/2-inch handle. Dust with flour; tap off excess. Using handle, rotate each sausage over bowl as you spoon batter to coat evenly. Place on sheet; bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a spatula, reapply batter that has slipped onto sheet. Return to oven; bake until golden, 20 minutes. Serve with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

Shepherd’s Pie

To make ahead: Make filling; spoon into baking dish. Spread potatoes over top, and let cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate up to 1 day. Preheat oven to 425 degrees; remove plastic wrap, and bake until potatoes are lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. 1 pound ground beef chuck 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 box (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables (no need to thaw) Coarse salt and ground pepper 3 cups mashed potatoes Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large (5-quart) heavy pot or Dutch oven over high. Cook beef, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add thyme, ketchup, and flour; stir until combined. Add 1/2 cup water and vegetables. Cook until vegetables are warmed through and liquid has thickened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon beef mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Spread potatoes evenly over beef; using a fork, decorate potatoes with lines and peaks. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until potatoes are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve.

Snickerdoodles

2 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon(s) cream of tartar 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt 8 tablespoon(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup(s) pure vegetable shortening 1 3/4 cup(s) sugar, plus more if needed 2 tablespoon(s) ground cinnamon, plus more if needed 2 large eggs Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of oven. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper; set aside. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Use a small (1 1/4-ounce) ice-cream scoop to form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A61

NDSU releases beef research findings

By NDSU Extension Service Livestock feed has been the focus of considerable research at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in the past year. Field peas, hull-less barley and distillers grains are among the potential beef cattle feeds they’ve studied. They concluded that: • Dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) can be used to supplement growing steers fed medium-quality hay. • Feeding DDGS on alternate days may be an option when forage availability is limited. • Field peas make an excellent feedstuff for finishing diets for feedlot cattle. • Hull-less barley is a viable grain for finishing feedlot cattle. The objectives of the first DDGS study were to determine the effect of increasing supplementation of corn DDGS on forage intake, average daily gain, gain efficiency and feeding behavior in growing cattle fed medium-quality hay. Previous research suggested that ethanol byproducts, such as distillers grains, can be an effective supplement for forage-based diets. However, less is known about the effects of supplementation on feeding behavior and behavioral factors contributing to differences in animals’ responses to supplements. The recent study that NDSU Animal Sciences Department researchers conducted indicates supplementation with DDGS increased growth performance and total dry-matter intake in growing steers fed medium-quality hay and reduced their hay intake and the time they spent consuming the hay. In another DDGS study, NDSU Animal Sciences Department researchers evaluated the effects of feeding forage-fed steers DDGS on alternate days as a way to reduce feed costs. Researchers discovered that feeding only hay and only distillers grains on alternating days resulted in changes in forage intake and concentrations of volatile fatty acids produced in the rumen without affecting digestibility. These results indicate that the reduction in forage intake and limited metabolic consequences warrant further investigation of alternate-day feeding schedules as an option when forage availability is limited. The field pea finding resulted from a feedlot finishing study researchers at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center and the Animal Sciences Department conducted to evaluate how including field peas in yearling beef heifer diets affected feedlot performance, carcass traits and palatability in different muscles in the carcass. The researchers learned that field peas do not have any adverse effects on performance or meat quality. However, including field peas in the cattle’s diet did not increase beef tenderness, which was contrary to the researchers’ expectations. In the barley study, researchers substituted hull-less barley for corn at varying levels in a finishing study with 158 crossbred steers. The researchers found that feed intake decreased as the proportion of hull-less barley increased, but overall gains were not affected, resulting in an improvement in feed efficiency. For more information on these studies and other recent NDSU beef cattle-related research, visit the “2012 North Dakota Beef Report,” which is available at http://www. ag.ndsu.edu/cattledocs/research-reports. This is the first NDSU beef publication with research findings from faculty throughout the state as well as on campus. In addition to feed research, the publication contains articles on nutrition, growth, reproductive performance, artificial insemination, and feedlot and range issues.

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Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page A62

Advertising Deadline for the December issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be November 30.

By Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service Growing strawberry plants in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region beneath canopy-like structures called low tunnels can allow the season to start earlier and continue through the summer and fall, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. At the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory in Beltsville, MONTANA MADE MONTANA MADE Maryland, geneticist Kim Lewers is testing some strawberry *Hand-Constructed cultivars in the new production system designed to extend *Hand-Constructed *Proprietary Aluminum Design the growing season in the northern and eastern United States. *Proprietary Aluminum Design *Superior Strength Lewers’ research partners are horticulturist John Enns and *Superior Strength *Smooth Interior Walls & Floor support services staffer George Meyers. ARS is USDA’s *Smooth Interior Walls & Floor *3-Piece End Doors chief intramural scientific research agency. *3-Piece End Doors With Metering Gate Low tunnels are canopies made of long sheets of plastic With Metering Gate *Removeable Steel Tarp Bows laid over support hoops that hold it about 30 inches above *Removeable Steel Tarp Bows *Unique Understructure the strawberry bed. Strawberries are planted beneath these *Unique Understructure (allows steel long sills for strength, rigidity, & (allows steel long sills for strength, rigidity, & structures, which protect the fruit from rain, provide shade improved hoist operation) improved hoist operation) from damaging infrared and UV light, and can capture warmth during the cooler spring and fall seasons. By protecting the plants from rain, the tunnels help to minimize two important diseases of strawberry, Botrytis ORDER TODAY! ORDER TODAY! and anthracnose, which thrive in the rain. Botrytis occurs in cool, wet conditions, while anthracnose takes hold in hot, ask your tax advisor about the tax benefits ask of receiving product 2012 your tax your advisor aboutinthe tax benefits of receiving your product in 2012 wet conditions. According to Lewers, high tunnels also are used by growers, but they can be problematic because the humidity is higher in the tunnel, which causes more Botrytis and more powdery mildew, another strawberry disease. But in low tunnels, the humidity is the same as outside the tunnel when the sides of the tunnel are up. The Maryland peak strawberry season is usually mid-May to mid-June, but in Lewers’ low-tunnel production system, 5 strawberries start earlier and continue through the fall—esYear y sentially a whole new season. In some months, yields in the nt warra low tunnels can be as high as those from the same cultivars when they are grown in California, where they were developed. With 90 Horsepower All of the strawberry plant material developed in Lewers’ New TYM 723 74 hp, MFWD, 24 speed LH Perkins Diesel research program has been and still is freely available. The Power Shuttle with loader............$41,500 • MFWD plants are not patented, so they are available without special • LH Power Reverser Transmission license to any nursery that wants to grow them. We have new • 540/1000 PTO • 3-Point Hitch 23-100 HP tractors • Heavy Duty Loader Call us!

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Bruce Nelson, State Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Montana announced that producers can enroll in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program for 2011 crop year losses beginning October 22, 2012. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, SURE authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through September 30, 2011. “Eligible producers who experienced a 2011 crop loss can contact their local county FSA office to learn more about the SURE program,” Nelson said. “All eligible farmers and ranchers must sign up for 2011 SURE benefits before the June 7, 2013 deadline.” In Montana, 46 counties received either a primary Secretarial Disaster Designation or are contiguous to a Secretarial Disaster Designated county during 2011. This means producers in the 46 Montana counties can qualify for SURE benefits as long as they suffered at least a 10 percent production loss on one crop of economic significance and all other eligibility requirements are met. Producers in the remaining 10 Montana counties, without a primary or continuous disaster designation, are eligible for SURE benefits if they suffered production losses greater or equal to 50 percent of the normal production on the SURE farm. To meet program eligibility requirements, producers must have obtained a policy or plan of insurance for all insurable crops through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and obtained Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage on non-insurable crops, if available, from FSA. Eligible farmers and ranchers who meet the definition of a socially disadvantaged, limited resource or beginning farmer or rancher do not have to meet this purchase requirement. Forage crops intended for grazing are not eligible for SURE benefits and therefore coverage is not required on grazing crops.


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2000 Gehl DL8H telescopic forklift, 8000 lb capacity, 42-ft. reach, 4x4x4, 3150 hours. Good clean machine................$28,850

2008 Cat D6T dozer, semi-u blade, cab, air conditioning, ripper, only 1700 hours. Like new!!!!................................ $269,000

2002 Gehl 663 telescopic forklift, 6000 lb capacity, 37-ft. reach, 4x4x4, very good tires, 2600 hours. Nice machine..$29,950 1988 Fiat-Allis FD7 dozer, great shape, good undercarriage, 6 way blade, sweeps, winch with arch. Ready to go to work!..... . ................................................................................$18,650

1998 Case 621B wheel loader, 2.5 cubic yard bucket, 3rd valve auxiliary hydraulics, fair tires, cab, air conditioning. Nice clean wheel loader............................................................$40,000

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

2005 Gehl RS8-42 telehandler, cab, heat, 8000 lb capacity, 42-ft. reach. Very nice machine!.......................................$36,550

2002 Cat 303CR mini excavator, hydraulic thumb, 18” bucket, great tracks, 3000 hours. Tight, 8000 lbs.................$17,000

2000 JLG 330CRT Big Scissorlift, 4WD, rough terrain, great tires, 2200 hours.....................................................$10,450

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

2005 Bobcat T190 skidsteer. Good tracks, tight, 2000 hours, work ready...............................................................$21,250

1999 Bobcat 753 skidsteer, 43hp, 1300 lb capacity, fair tires. Good tight machine.................................................$10,500

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If you have items you want advertised in the December 2012 issue THE VERY LATEST WE CAN ACCEPT THEM IS November 30.

SWATHER AND BALER FOR SALE

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Montana Farm Bureau convention slated for Billings

A 5K race, informative workshops, social media training, the prestigious awards banquet and the resolution session are all part of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Convention November 11-14. This is the first year the state’s largest agricultural organization will hold their convention at the newly remodeled Billings Hotel and Convention Center, allowing them increased space for their trade show. The event kicks off early Sunday afternoon with Hoofin’ It for Hunger, a 5K run or one-mile fun run at Riverfront Park to raise money for the Montana Food Bank Network. The race is open to the public, and community members as well as Farm Bureau members are encouraged to participate. Sunday afternoon activities include the MFB Foundation Youth Speech Contest with two divisions for youth ages 14 and under and 14-18 years old, as well as Ag Safety Training. Monday’s events include a variety of educational workshops with topics on oil and gas leasing, pulse crops, social media and rural development. Monday evening is the MFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet, where Farm Bureau members age 18-35 discuss a pre-selected agricultural topic. The winner receives $500 and an all-expense paid trip to compete at the national Discussion Meet Competition in Nashville, Tennessee in January 2012. Speakers include Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a UC Davis professor well known for his research on global warming, who will present “Clearing the Air: Agriculture’s Contribution to Climate Change,” along with Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau, who will cover the farm bill and other economic issues. Northern Ag Network’s esteemed ag reporter, Russell Nemetz, is scheduled as our motivational speaker. Tuesday is dedicated to the Resolutions Session, where delegates from county Farm Bureaus discuss and vote on what will—and won’t—become MFBF policy for the coming year. Tuesday evening is the popular awards banquet, where county Farm Bureaus receive recognition for their hard work in a number of programs. The Ringling 5 will entertain the crowd following the presentations. “The convention is the culmination of a lot of hard work by our county leaders and members over the year,” notes MFBF President Bob Hanson. “The main purpose of the convention is for voting delegates from county Farm Bureaus to come together and discuss what they believe should be Farm Bureau policy for the year. This policy is the backbone of our organization. Of course, we have excellent workshops, speakers and trade show, as well as great networking opportunities during the convention.” For more information, visit www.mfbf.org.

Moving raspberry plants

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I came upon your website while I was looking for information on moving my raspberry plants. We live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon (Zone 8a) but are moving to Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a). Our lot is located in a banana belt for this town because it is protected from the wind and is south-facing, so it gets lots of sun. Anyway, my plants are very vigorous and ever-bearing. I have dug up plants in years past and put them in a pot to give to friends. The plants have done well during transplanting and have even fruited in the same year. I dug up enough plants to fill 10 pots. So far, the plants are looking good. However, I do not have a place on our new lot to plant them, but I have next-door neighbors who have a new garden bed and have volunteered to take them and keep them watered. I’m wondering how long they could be heeled in that bed and how soon I should plant them. Could they be heeled in for a whole year? These plants grow very tall. However, they’ll be in a colder climate, so they may not get as tall or bear as much fruit. I would love to hear what you think. I would like to preserve these plants at all costs. A: For sure, heeling in is a temporary move that is not intended to last a full year. I would encourage you to get them moved to their permanent location at your new home as soon as possible. While it is true that plants survive winters in their containers all the time, it puts them under undue stress that may have repercussions later on. You location is in raspberry heaven territory. However, just because you are, don’t stretch your luck too much. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


Index

3V Distributing, Conrad ............................... C1 Action Toys, Billings ................................... C46 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman ....................................................A63 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls ................. ..............................................B19, B20, B21 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls .........A16 Ag Wise, Kremlin ....................................... C62 American Pipe, Cut Bank ...........................A27 APD Steel Buildings, LLC, Missoula .............B6 Automotive Machine Inc., Great Falls ........ C36 B & B Ag Supply, Inc, Broadview ............... C32 Barber Seed Service, Denton .................... C26 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown ...............A26 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank ............................. C2 Ben Taylor, Valier.........................................A11 Benefis Healthcare Foundation, Great FallsA13 Big Equipment Co., Havre ............................B9 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad ..............C63, C64 Big Sky Hydraulics, Great Falls ..................A32 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn. C2 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby ..............A53 Bouma Truck Sales, Choteau, Great Falls ..................................................... INSERTS BTI Feeds, Cut Bank ..................................A11 Buckley Auction ..........................................B14 C Moore Fab & Repair & Equipment Sales, Miles City................................................A37 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls .......... ........................................................A5, C10 Case IH Dealers ........................................ C61 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula.....................B11 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ................. C62 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks ...A22 Clearwater Montana Properties, Trampus Corder Fort Benton ............................................A59 Courtesy Ford, Conrad ...............................B22 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston .................A52 Custer County Road Dept, Miles City .........A12 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank ............................ C27 Dave’s Repair LLC, Charlo ........................ C50 Denny’s Service & Repair, Black Eagle ......A12 DeVoe’s, Valier ........................................... C28 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby ........................... C6 Diesel Power Parts & Machine, East Missoula .............................................................. C43 Dillon Imp (now Frontline Ag Dillon) ...........A55 Dirkes’, Fairfield & Choteau ........................A32 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman...... C10 Dry Fork Ag, Ledger .................................. C43 Durnell Fencing, Valier ................................A52 Eagle Equipment, Belgrade ..........................A4 Eddy Bauer, Wolf Point ...............................A14 Enduraplas, Neche ND ...............................A48

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Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls............ ...................................................... A50, A51 Escrow Montana LLC, Whitefish ................ C10 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish ...............A8 F/S Manufacturing, West Fargo, ND ..A52, C37 Farm Equipment Sales, Glasgow, Plentywood, Culbertson, Circle ........ A39, A40, A41, A42 First State Bank, Shelby ............................ C45 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton ...A14, C54 Flaman Rentals ......................................... C21 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power ............B8, C26 Fosse Insurance Agency, Great Falls .........A10 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness .......................... C9 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls ... ............................ A24, C17, C40, C47, C55 Frontline Ag, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon ............................ A56, A57, A58, B26 Frontline Ag Dillon (formerly Dillon Imp), Dillon ...............................................................A55 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad ....... C51 G&M Bins, LLC, Mark McInerney, Fairfield .A29 Gerber’s, Great Falls.................................. C34 Get ‘Er Done, Brady ......................................B8 GL Appraisal & Brokerage, Glenn Larson, Opheim.................................................. C51 Glasgow Implement, Glasgow ....................B23 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy .............A44 Gomer’s Diesel & Electric, Missoula .............A3 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier ......A9 Greyn Scale Company, Steve Greyn, Choteau . .............................................................. C38 H & H Spreading, Conrad .......................... C58 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin ........ C57 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East HelenaB10 Henke Enterprises, Chester ......................A18 Hi-Hog Equipment ........................................B4 Highline Communications, Cut Bank ......... C54 Home ReSource, Missoula .........................B12 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls ........C4, C5 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank .........B5 I-State Truck Center, Missoula ................... C15 IMS Construction, Columbia Falls ..............B26 ITB (Intercontinental Truck Body), Conrad ..A62 J & J Homes, Williston, ND .........................A60 J & M Trailer Sales, Laurel ......................... C52 J.A.R.R., Choteau ...................................... C60 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook ........ A37, A64 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte .............. C38

K.R. Rauch Company, Billings ................... C41 Krogmann Mfg. .......................................... C60 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown........................... .......................................A36, B6, C12, C34 LM Machinery, Missoula .............................. C3 Lost Valley Fence, Fairfield .......................... C8 M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND .....A30 M & W Machine, Three Forks .................... C42 Maxwell Lumber, Lewistown ...................... C30 Midland Implement , Billings .......................A46 Milk River Co-op, Big Sandy, Chinook, Havre, Malta, Rudyard, Turner ...............................A20 MK Industries, Conrad ............................... C44 Montana Metal Fabrications, Inc, Great FallsB4 Montana Post Driver, St Ignatius ................A48 Montana Post Frame, Townsend .................A16 Moodie Implement, Havre, Lewistown, Great Falls, Livingston, Belgrade ...... A6, A7 Motor Power, Great Falls ........................... C58 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..................A60 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville B14 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup ....A33 N.F., Inc, Froid ............................................ C14 Nardinger Irrigation, Great Falls ................ C20 Neal Law, P.C., Conrad .............................. C48 New Holland Dealers ................................. C53 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ............A21 New Homes of the Future, Billings ............ C46 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ..................... C45 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ............................A47 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls .......A20, C49 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf PointA2, A49 Northwest Plastics, Libby .......................... C32 Pacific Recycling, Great Falls .....................A22 Patty Seaman Homes, Kalispell .................A61 Pioneer West, Inc....................................... C48 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton .......A49 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ... C8 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad.........A44, C22 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..........A52 Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Chinook ..B25 RDO Equipment, Billings ............................A26 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell ....... C16 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Structures, Great Falls ........................................................... C27 Rocky Mountain Truck Sales, Great Falls .. C12 Scenic City Trailer Sales, Belgrade .............. C7 SeedMaster ................................................A10

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Shop Specialties, Ronan ........................... C59 Shortline Ag, Inc, Scobey ..................A31, C36 Sod Buster Sales, Polson .................. A38, B22 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ......A28 Steel Etc., LLP, Great Falls & Bozeman..... C13 Steinhatchee, Lance Nelson, Stevensville..A30 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon ..................B22 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .....A29 Suppertime Stoves, Robert Troyer, Moore . C57 Sunrise Equipment, Sidney ........................B13 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ... A36, A64 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester .............. C44 Tarzan Tree Trimming, LLP, Malta................A48 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ..........................A11 The Gear House, Helena........................... C49 The Repair Shop, Choteau .........................A17 The Truck Shop of Billings ......................... C29 Three Forks Lumber & Ready Mix, Three Forks ........................................................A2 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester .............................B1 Tilleman Motor Company, Havre ..................B3 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange............................ C56 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Denton, Billings ................................. ........................ C18, C19, C23, C24, C25, C30 Transport Equipment, Missoula ..................A28 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ................... C59 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker......... A52, A53 Tri-County Implement, Sidney.....................A45 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton .........A8, C42 Triple T Farm Services LLC, Laurel ............A46 Triple T Sales, Chinook .............................. C35 Triple W Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan.................................................... C39 Van Motors, Conrad ................................... C31 Vaughn Truck, Havre .......................... A59, B14 Vermeer ..................................................... C56 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester .................A29 Wally’s Over Door Co., Great Falls ............ C14 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad.......................A61 West Plains Implement, Beach, Dickinson, Bowman, Hettinger...................................B7 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula . C37 Western Pipe & Rod, Joe Gunderson, Columbia Falls ......................................................... C6 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ....... A52, A53 Wild Horse Seed, Havre ............................ C33 Willy’s Petroleum, Billings .......................... C14 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton .............A54 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .............. C57 Yellowstone Country Motors, Livingston .... C15 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade, Ronan ..A62 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow ........................ B16, B17 Zomer Truck, Conrad ......................... A34, A35

New Ritchie waterers in stock!

It’s dual blade configuration and side pans provide maximum advantages. For gravel road maintenance, the GRADEMASTER BLADE fills potholes that stay filled longer and virtually eliminates corrugating or washboarding on the road surface.

New Oxlite aluminum ramps from 5- to 8-ft. Load capabilities from 1000# to 7000# in stock. The answer to loading your ATV, lawn and garden tractor, or vehicle.

Plow Parts

Gysler — Melroe — Renn chisel plow parts

Made in U.S.A.

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

We can ship to your farm or ranch

Complete Truck & Tractor Repair

New Honda Replacement Engines

New Ezee-On pallet forks make your tractor do the work of a fork lift.

•  Mechanical and electronic engines •  Transmissions and rear ends •  Brakes •  Custom battery cables

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

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Chester, Montana

Various sizes of storage cases available. Great for miscellaneous parts and fittings.

✧ Interstate batteries ✧ Fleetguard filters ✧ Roller chain ✧ Plastic fittings ✧ Grade #8 bolts See our display of welding accessories & rod. We’re sure to have what you need.


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TRUCK/SPRAYER FOR SALE

1989 Ford L9000 truck with 2001 Marflex sprayer, 1000 gallon poly tank, 80-ft. hydraulic fold aluminum box booms with triple nozzle bodies, Raven 440 monitor, 13 hp electric start Honda motor........................................................... $22,500 Phone Josh (406) 734-5442 or Alan (406) 734-5465

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Tree nut research may lead to medical advances

By Marcia Wood, Agricultural Research Service Prescription drugs that today help patients fight severe fungal infections might tomorrow be even more effective, thanks to unexpected findings from agriculture-based, foodsafety-focused studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues. Petri-dish experiments conducted by now-retired Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research leader Bruce C. Campbell, ARS molecular biologist Jong H. Kim, and their co-investigators suggest that pairing conventional antifungal medicines with natural, edible compounds from plants—such as thymol, extracted from the popular herb thyme—can boost the healing effects of some of these drugs. ARS is the chief intramural scientific research agency of USDA. Campbell and Kim’s work at the ARS Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California, with species of Aspergillus mold, for example, has attracted the attention of medical and public health researchers. Found worldwide in air and soil, Aspergillus can infect corn, cotton, pistachios, almonds and other crops, and can produce aflatoxin, a natural carcinogen. Aflatoxin-contaminated crops must be identified and removed from the processing stream, at times resulting in large economic losses. Since 2004, Campbell, Kim, and colleagues have carefully built a portfolio of potent, plant-based compounds that kill a target Aspergillus species, A. flavus, or thwart its ability to produce aflatoxin. Further research and testing might enable tomorrow’s growers to team the best of these natural compounds with agricultural fungicides that today are uneconomical to use, according to Kim. A. flavus and two of its relatives, A. fumigatus and A. terreus, may impact the health of immunocompromised individuals exposed to the fungus in moldy homes. In a 2010 article in Fungal Biology, the team reported that thymol, when used in laboratory tests with two systemic antifungal medications, inhibited growth of these fungi at much lower-than-normal doses of the drugs. A related study provided new evidence to support earlier findings, at Albany and elsewhere, which had suggested that plant compounds such as thymol may sabotage a target fungi’s ability to recover from oxidative stress triggered by antifungal drugs. A 2011 article (http:// www.ann-clinmicrob.com) published by Kim, Campbell and others in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials documents this research. Using plant-derived compounds to treat fungal infections is not a new idea, nor is that of pairing the compounds with antifungal medicines. But the Albany team’s studies have explored some apparently unique pairs, and have provided some of the newest, most detailed information about the mechanisms likely responsible for the impact of powerful combinations of drugs and natural plant compounds.


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5400 Series Tractors

ALL NEW Vermeer BPX9000 Bale Processor

When quality really counts

Farming is not just a job. This is not just a tractor. 75 - 115 hp

The all-new BPX9000 Bale Processor from Vermeer combines simplicity, durability and versatility to meet the needs of today’s cattle producers. The easy to operate machine is built tough with a unique, T-style frame, the bed design and offset rotor produce even and consistent feed with minimal maintenance, and an optional large square bale kit includes enhancements to effectively process a variety of bales. The BPX9000 is built to maximize bale processing and minimize operator stress. The BPX9000’s slat and chain bed and positive bale feeding improve bale rotation, feeding bales more consistently into the rotor, while reducing the need for operators to reverse rotation of the bale when feeding. The split shaft in the bed allows for easier maintenance without removing the entire bed, and long-lasting bushings in the bed are resistant to net and twine wrapping. In addition, the bale processor’s offset rotor feeds material with less slugging, for a consistent cut length and higher quality feed. With exclusive cut control bars in combination with the self-cleaning rotor, excessive build-up of net and twine on the drum is eliminated. The rotor can also be manually cleaned, with easy access through a side-access door. The BPX9000 has no welds or gussets at high stress points for enhanced durability. The optional large square bale kit gives producers the flexibility to process both round and square bales, with offset loader forks to position square bales to the right side of the processor and a sidewall that lowers to effectively process square bales.

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5400 Series mid-range tractors were overbuilt on purpose to be the most rugged and reliable tractors on the market today, and for years to come. • So comfortable that when the day is done, you aren’t. • Reach key engine points in seconds. • 16-speed transmission translates into getting the job done faster.

8600 Series Tractors Now with even cleaner emissions

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Ask about optional lower one year payment and added incentives for the customer to convert to a retail contract within one year.

Massey Ferguson’s biggest, most powerful tractor range ever features second generation SCR technology, providing you with superb fuel economy and even cleaner emissions. A machine with exceptional capabilities, the seriously modern 8600 series combines a six-cylinder Agco Sisu Power engine and Dyna-VT transmission with dynamic looks and an immense structure, to guarantee the highest productivity and optimum performance. Massey Ferguson is anticipating the future demands of today’s farming community. In order to meet those needs, the MF 8600 has been meticulously developed so you can look to the future with confidence.

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TILLEMAN No two farming operations are the same. The Bourgault 3320 PHD™ is available in three different configurations to make sure you have the best options available. The 3320 Paralink Hoe Drill provides you with the benefits of seed opener choice, a wide selection of packer wheels, and the option to place nitrogen fertilizer in the optimal position in a one-pass operation with the Mid-Row Banders III®.

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USED TRACTORS

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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

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

New ranch tools website can help Wyoming ranchers operate sustainably

By University of Wyoming Extension Tools to help Wyoming ranchers have provides producers with a five-, 10- and 15sustainable operations are on a new Univeryear return estimate and a break-even year sity of Wyoming (UW) Extension website. and includes a standard and an EconoR“Ranchers have many tools at their ange version to help make decisions on availability like tractors, fencing pliers and range and pasture improvement projects. • The AUM (Animal Unit Month) value calf pullers,” said Bridger Feuz, livestock tool provides a starting point for determinmarketing specialist for UW Extension. ing the value of pasture AUMs in a lease “However, sometimes it is harder to find arrangement. good tools to help make important ranch • The genetic investment tool provides decisions. The tools developed on this producers with the amount per calf and the website are intended to fill that need for total annual amount of improvement they ranchers.” need to break-even on the investment when The Wyoming Ranch Tools website they purchase improved bulls to raise the www.uwyoextension.org/ranchtools has level of their herd’s genetics. fact sheets and six tools to help ranchers • The stocking tool calculates the utilize the tools and better understand the amount of available forage in a pasture concepts. and compares that to the animals’ needs, “Ranchers are no strangers to hard work, which helps provide estimates for length as it fills up most of their days,” said Feuz. of grazing and number of animals; this “Just like any other job on the ranch, maktool is designed for small operations (up ing strategic decisions also takes some hard to 30 acres) but is appropriate for ranches work and dedication. The tools on this of any size. website have been utilized effectively by • The sprayer calibration tool helps makproducers to make good decisions, but the ing calibrating pesticide applicators easier; analysis is only accurate when a producer UW has used the 1/128 method of sprayer puts in a little hard work and effort.” calibration for several years, and thousands Tools include: • The partial budgeting template tool to of pesticide applicators in Wyoming have help make strategic decisions such as when been trained on this procedure. to retain ownership of calves, when to mar“No matter what conditions exist: good ket cull calves and whether to buy forages weather, drought, high prices, low prices, or livestock during droughts; the partial etc., strategic planning is essential to ranch budget tool only looks at the actual costs sustainability, and these tools are designed and returns that will change and returns a to facilitate the strategic planning process,” value for the net benefit or loss. said Feuz. • The net present value (NPV) tool anaFor more information, contact Feuz at lyzes an investment over time; the NPV 307-783-0570 or at bmfeuz@uwyo.edu.


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

Website: www.huggybearsconsignments.com

LAST MONTH’S NEW ITEMS

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

See me for your Bale Processor needs 16-ft flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #JHug1012.............................$550 45x90 shop and office for sale or rent in Cut Bank. Tag #RTrent1012............ Call Graham Hoeme 14-ft plow. Tag #THall1012...............................................$1500 Winch for Cat D6C with Hyster free spooler. Tag #Pack1012. Sullair compressor tank. Tag #Hug1012..................................................$25,000 1992 Hesston 8100 swather, 30-ft DSA header with pickup header. Tag #HerbK1012.......................................................................................$31,000 Case RBX562 round baler, new wrap, low bale count. Tag #NorthF1012............. . .........................................................................................................$28,000 New Holland 570 pto square baler in good shape. Tag #Hug10912...........$4500 New Holland Super 1049 bale wagon. Tag #KevinM1012.......................$18,500 New Holland 1116 swather with 14-ft header. Tag #RayM1012 New AerWay 30-ft aerator. Tag #RickW1012...........................................$50,000 AerWay 20-ft aerator. Tag #RickW1012....................................................$33,000 2-Allis Chalmers N6 combines with 27-ft headers. Tag #DickU1012..$22,500 ea Case 930 tractor with 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1012. . ................................$2000 John Deere R tractor with 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1012. ..........................$2000 Case 630 tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO, 3-point blade. Tag #MarvinG1012........ $3500 Massey Ferguson 97 tractor. Tag #MarvinG1012. . ...................................$1900 Frontier 5-ft cultivator with spring shanks. Tag #HerbK1012 2007 Case IH ATX 70-ft air seeder, narrow fold, 12” spacing, 430 tow between cart, steel packers, stealth openers. Tag #KA1012...........................$120,000 2-New Spray Lift hydraulic jack for big clearance sprayers. Tag #BigS1012......... . ......................................................................................................$2700 ea. John Deere 9400 4x4 tractor, 3 remotes. Tag #Rog1012......................$110,000 1974 White Freightliner cabover, 350 Cummins, 5th wheel, good tires, new batteries. Tag #BranM1012....................................................................$5500 Versatile 145 for parts. Tag #Bett1012........................................................$1500 Minneapolis Moline 705 tractor with loader. Tag #Bett1012.......................$2000 1975 Steiger Cougar II 4x4 tractor. Tag #Bett1012....................................$8500 1981 Steiger PTA-325 Panther tractor. Tag #Bett1012.............................$13,500 2002 Flexi-coil 67XL trailer type sprayer. Tag #Bett1012.........................$17,000 1998 Case IH 1680 combine, 1010 30-ft header. Tag #Bett1012.............$25,000 Westfield MK130 13”x61-ft swing hopper auger. Tag #Bett1012................$8500 Westfield TR 8”x61-ft swing hopper grain auger. Tag #Bett1012................$3000 Mayrath 12”x10-ft transfer auger with electric motor. Tag #Bett1012............$950 Flexi-coil 49-ft plow with Degelman mounted harrows. Tag #Bett1012......$5500 Versatile drills, 56-ft, set of 7 8-ft sections, steel packers. Tag #Bett1012...$8500 Versatile drills, 56-ft, for parts. Tag #Bett1012.............................................$2500 1991 Wabash 30-ft dry van trailer, used for spray chemicals.Tag #Bett1012..$6500 Robin loader off a Minneapolis Moline tractor. Tag #Bett1012......................$300 24-ft grain trailer. Tag #Bett1012..................................................................$5500 20-ft grain pup trailer. Tag #Bett1012...........................................................$3500 PowerMac 4000 generator, 8-hp Briggs engine. Tag #Brett1012..................$500 Honda Big Red 3 wheeler. Tag #Bett1012....................................................$700 International L190 truck without engine. Tag #Bett1012..............................$300 1983 Ford F800 truck with storage box. Tag #Bett1012..............................$6000 White Freightliner truck, Detroit engine. Tag #Bett1012............................$5500 John Deere 3010 2WD tractor, loader, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1012...$7500 John Deere drills, 40-ft set, 12” spacing. Tag #Zen1012..........................$13,000 Bush Hog RM 7-ft, 3-point rear blade. Tag #JR1012..................................$1050 John Deere 7-ft rear blade. Tag #ANF1012.................................................$1000 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 #KA0812.........................................................$335,000 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck flatbed trailer. Tag #Hug1012................................$2950 Miller 24-ft. pintle hitch, tandem dually equipment trailer. Tag #Hug1012.$6500 16-ft. bumper pull car hauler. Tag #Hug1012...............................................$2500 Military 6x6 truck. Tag #Mikel1012.................................................................. Call Woodstove. Tag #Mikel1012..........................................................................$700 1990 Ford 555C 2WD tractor/loader/backhoe. Tag #Hug1012.................$12,500

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

Kelly 50 3-point hitch backhoe attachment, 8-ft. reach, 2 buckets. Tag #RickK0912...........................................................................................$5000 2-Cat 627B scrapers. Tag #JamieF0812 JCB 214S tractor/loader/backhoe, front wheel drive.Tag #DonnaH0812....$20,000 Case 450 dozer. Tag #TimS0812. Trencher for sale. Tag #TimS0812. Allis-Chalmers HD 15 crawler, reconditioned. Tag #DickU0812..............$10,000 1998 Caterpillar D8R U dozer, 4 place ripper. Tag #RilD0712...............$225,000 1996 Caterpillar D6XL dozer, U blade, cab, rollover cage, ripper. Tag #RilD0712..........................................................................................$75,000 1985 Caterpillar 140G grader, new tires. Tag #RilD0712.........................$95,000 Linderman crawler. Tag #ANF0412............................................................$9000 Drott wheel excavator. Tag #DavidA0412 Caterpillar D8 14A angle dozer, 10-ft. cable. Tag #Smesr0312 International E200 13-yard self-propelled paddle wheel scraper. Tag #Jfuson0708.............................................................................................$17,000 1969 Terex T3 scraper. Tag #EDickU0510................................................$15,000 1982 Drott 40B wheel excavator. Tag #DaveA0512 Skid steer work or rental. Tag #Chad0611 Case 1150B crawler/loader with 4-in-1 bucket, good undercarriage, pins and rollers turned, pads are good. Tag #Ahan..........................................$16,000 Case 450 dozer. Tag #TimS0811 New Holland L775 skid steer loader, diesel engine. Tag #RichT0112........$8800 Allis Chalmers HD 5 crawler tractor, 2 cylinder Detroit diesel, bucket, blade. Tag #MGoss0212.........................................................................................$4000 International TD 14A crawler, 10-ft. blade, manual angle. Tag #HarveyK0212 Airman HM 305 4000 lb. excavator. Tag#Pack0611.................................$11,000

TRAILERS

2-1977-79 Wilson grain trailers & 20-ft. pumps. Tag #ReidH0912.$25,000 ea 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 2010 PJ 8-ft. pickup flatbed. Tag #Colie1210 2012 PJ 26-ft. tandem axle flatbed gooseneck trailer. Tag #Hug0412.........$7800 2012 PJ dump trailer. Tag #Hug0412...........................................................$8100 New Travalong trailers. Tag #CBass0212 20-ft. flatbed trailer with cattle rack. Tag #DarylG0811 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #JHug1011.............................$550

TRUCKS

Ford F600 dump truck with 5 yard box. Tag #TSal0411..............................$5500 1980 Chevy 11/2 ton dump truck, 10 yard box and hoist. Tag #DaveB0811 International 160 grain truck with 14-ft. grain box. Tag #BerthaJ0912. Dodge grain truck with 14-ft. grain box. Tag #BerthaJ0912. 1971 Kenworth conventional with 22-ft. box and hoist, tandem axle, roll tarp. TimF0912...........................................................................................$20,000 1972 Ford 880 truck with 22-ft. Knapheide box, roll tarp, Browning transmission, tandem axle, 37,000 miles. Tag #TimF0912.......................................$13,000 1955 Reo grain truck. Tag #Brandt0812. 1980 Chevrolet 11/2-ton dump truck, 10-yard box and hoist. Tag #DaveB0812. 1980 Chevrolet dump truck with 10 yard gravel box and hoist. Tag #DBos0612 1957 International truck, heavy duty box, 14-ft. with high sides. Tag #PaulT0512 1952 Chevrolet 2 ton truck, 14-ft. grain box. Tag #PaulT0512 2004 Kenworth T800. Tag #PatW0412....................................................$40,000 2002 Kenworth T800. Tag #PatW0412....................................................$30,000 Mack cabover tandem axle truck, 20-ft. box and hoist, no power steering. Tag #MarvinG0212......................................................................................$6500 Ford F750 truck, PTO water pump, 2000 gallon water tank. Tag #M&M0512....... . ............................................................................................................$2500

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TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0812. New Holland 175 round baler feeder. Tag #JoeM0612...............................$4500 Hesston BP 25 bale processor, always shedded. Tag #Simmes0212........$3500 New Holland 354 grinder mixer. Tag #RogW0512 Supreme Mixers available. Call Huggy Bear. New Holland 352 grinder mixer. Tag #LarryK0112.....................................$2500 Haybuster multi-bale bale processor. Tag #Rum0411.............................$12,500

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

John Deere 950 MFD tractor, loader, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #Moodie0912. Versatile 800 tractor with 36-ft. Ford disc. Tag #RossD0912. 2-Massey-Ferguson 1135 2WD tractors with 1000 PTO, 3-point hitch and cabs. Tag #ReidH0912. 1964 International 806 tractor with Farmhand loader, Excel cab, new water pump, rebuilt radiator. Tag #DarrenH0912.............................................$6000 Ford 8000 2WD tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO tractor. Tag #ZachM0912..........$8000 International 806 2WD tractor with 540 PTO, good auger tractor. Tag #BerthaJ0912. 1998 New Holland 8260 MFD tractor, 7314 loader/grapple, powershift, dual PTO, 3-point, good tires, 13,800 hours. Tag #HLake0912. 2000 John Deere 7610 MFD tractor with 7740 loader, 3-point, dual PTO, powershift, 5300 hours. Tag #PaulB0912.....................................................$79,000 Allis-Chalmers D17 tractor, loader, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RickK0912...$6500 White Iseki 31 tractor, MFD, Quick Attach 1045 loader, 540 PTO, 1271 hours. Tag #RodC0912. Ford 8N tractor with 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RWinko0912..........................$2900 Allis-Chalmers WD45 tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RWinko0912..........$2900 John Deere 720 diesel standard tractor. Tag #ANF0812. 2008 Case IH 485 tractor, 710x42 tires 75%-80%, powershift, mega flow. Tag #KA0812..........................................................................................$210,000 John Deere 8850 (fire damaged) tractor, 1000 PTO, almost new transmission and engine are good. Tag #RobW0812. John Deere A tractor. Tag #ANF0712.........................................................$5000 John Deere 80 tractor. Tag #ANF0712........................................................$8000 Case 2290 2WD tractor, loader and grapple, 6832 hours, add-on 3 point hitch. Tag #MikeL0712 1964 John Deere 4020 tractor, 148 loader/grapple, PTO, no 3 point. Tag #ToddS0712 Massey Ferguson 2745 2WD tractor, 1000 PTO, duals, no 3 point. Tag #DKraft0712 1996 JCB backhoe 4WD, 7676 hours. Tag #DH0712...............................$25,000 Allis Chalmers 170 2WD tractor, gas, Farmhand F11 loader, 3 point, 540 PTO, 6-ft. Worksaver rear blade.....................................................................$7500 John Deere 4020 tractor, 148 loader. Tag #ToddSm0612 Massey 1150 tractor, PTO. Tag #ANF0612 John Deere 4020 tractor, cab, loader, no PTO, runs great, good loader tractor. Tag #ANF0612......................................................................................$8500 John Deere 8400 track tractor, 3 point, 1000 PTO, Green Star ready. Tag #BarryH0512 Versatile 935 4WD tractor, pump set at 365 hp, 903 engine, new tires. Tag #PatW0512........................................................................................$29,000 John Deere 4020 tractor, 58 loader, no PTO. Tag #ANF0512.....................$7500 1950 Oliver with an extra junk 1950 Oliver for parts. Tag #DickU0811. Both..$8000 John Deere 4960 FWD tractor, 1000 PTO, 3 point, only 120 hours on engine overhaul, no loader. Tag #ANF0412...................................................$58,000 Versatile 800 tractor, 18.4x38 duals, 5000 hours. Tag #JBurris0112.......$23,000 2009 Case IH Puma tractor, loader. Tag #LarryK0112...........................$133,000 1975 International 4366 4WD tractor. Tag #LarryK0112............................$6500 John Deere 7520 4WD tractor, 1000 PTO, 2 remotes. Tag #ANF0412.......$9500 1988 Versatile 976 20.8x42 duals, 5300 hours. Tag #PChris0412 Minneapolis-Moline 704 FWD tractor. Tag #ANF0412...............................$4500 Minneapolis-Moline 706 FWD tractor. Tag #ANF0412...............................$4500 2009 Case IH 105U Farmall tractor, 105 hp, front wheel assist, 3 point, PTO, only 900 hours. Tag #Hug0412...........................................................$48,000 Massey-Ferguson 1150 2WD tractor, 540 PTO, no 3 point or loader. Tag #ANF0412.............................................................................................$5500 Case 310 tractor, new paint, 3 point, 540 PTO, power steering, excellent shape. Tag #DMclean0412...............................................................................$6500 Massey-Ferguson 1155 2WD tractor, 540 PTO, cab, 24.5x32 tires, Westendorf loader, grapple fork, 5000 hours. Tag #ArtH0212..................................$8900 2007 Jinma 28hp tractor, MFD, loader, low hours. Tag #Ivan0112..............$8000 Oliver Super 550 tractor, 3 point, 540 PTO. Tag #Vernk1211 1979 Allis-Chalmers 8550 4WD tractor with PTO. Tag#DickU0510........$15,000 Versatile 935 tractor, 903 Cummins, 365 hp. Tag #PatW0412 Jackson 534 4WD tractor. Tag #0811 Versatile 145 4WD tractor. Tag #MonteF0811............................................$4500 Steiger Lion LKL 4WD tractor, 30.5x32 tires, 8088 hours, nice tractor. Tag #Larry0112.........................................................................................$55,000 International 140 tractor. Tag #Toby1111 Ford 9N tractor, 3 point, 540 PTO. Tag #RWinko0811.................................$3500 1974 Allis-Chalmers 440 4WD tractor. Tag #DickU0510.........................$22,000

Call Ken for grain carts. MISCELLANEOUS

Chevrolet Celebrity 2WD car. Tag #HWal0912. Danuser F8 post hole auger. Tag #LTorg0912. John Deere 930 3-point cultipacker. Tag #Randy0812. Simonson 2594 fertilizer spreader, full variable rate, Raven Controller, 8-ton, ShurLok tarp. Tag #GO0812...............................................................$16,000 Flexi-coil System 82 50-ft. harrow with mounted Valmar 240 Fargo applicator. Tag #RodgW0512 Sullair compressor. Tag #Hug1011..........................................................$25,000 100 gallon enclosed pickup fuel tank with tool box and electric fuel pump. Tag #JasonB0512........................................................................................$2500 7-ft. 6”x9-ft. flatbed with tool boxes. Tag #LKraf0611......................................$950 New Shaver & Ezee-On pounders. Rugby 8-ft.x12-ft. dump box off Kodiak truck, excellent shape. Tag #JasonB0512..............................................................................................$4500 Engine end 3 point hitch & PTO for 9030 bi-directional. Tag #RogW0512..$3800 New 3-point hitch attachments including mowers, backhoes, blades, roto-tillers, etc. Buzz saw. Tag #RichT0112............................................................................$350 6000 gallon fertilizer tank. Tag #SmartCr0711.............................................$6000 MK 26-ton overhead cake bin. Tag #SLane0210.........................................$7000 Winch for D6C Cat with Hyster free spooler. Tag #Pack1011 Paul 16 calf scale, excellent shape. Tag #Samd..........................................$1100 Stainless hog feeders. Hog farrowing crates with floors. 16”x51-ft. grain conveyor. Tag #GeraldM0611 25-Edwards sweeps, 43°x12”x1/2” hole (Klip Wing). Tag #JohnP0312....$6 each 32-Edwards sweeps, 43°x10”x1/2” top hole and slotted bottom hole. Tag #JohnP0312.......................................................................................$6 each 41-Edwards sweeps, 43°x10”x7/16” hole (Klip Wing). Tag #JohnP0312.. $6 each 92-Empire Kelly sweeps, 43°x16”x1/2” hole, bottom hole slotted. Tag #JohnP0312.......................................................................................$6 each

New Wheatheart augers Several sizes of used grain augers

NEW ITEMS 20-Tandem axle cement mixers, mostly Fords and Cummins powered, mid 90’s 5.5cm yard units. Tag #Eric1112..................................... $29,500 ea. 3-Volvo 1997, 1998 and 2000 trucks, W&E shop on two and 9.5cm. Tag #Eric1112............................................................................... $44,000 ea. Hyster older fork. Tag #Eric1112. 1999 John Deere 7810 MFD, 14.9x26 tires, 3 remotes, 3122 hours. Tag #Reid1112.................................................................................... $68,000 DMI 36-ft. anhydrous plow. Tag #Simmes1112. Case 2188 combine with 36-ft. 1042 header and pickup header. Tag #LKraft1112................................................................................. $85,000 New Holland 325 130 bushel manure spreader. Tag #Vince1112........ $4000 White 31 Field Boss 4WD tractor, 3-point hitch, 540 PTO, 1045 quick attach loader, 1271 hours. Tag #RodC1112. Brandt 90-ft. field sprayer, good shape. Tag #BGroblier1112. Ford F3 pickup with sprayer. Tag #McClean1112. John Deere 240 14-ft. moco. Tag #RWard1112. R&R R17 5-blade subsoiler with 42”x30 shanks. Tag #HarvS1112.... $15,000 Cat 12 grader with 14-ft. blade, engine is seized up. Tag #HarvS1112. Cat 9F899 Auto Patrol with 12-ft. blade, crankstart, engine is free. Tag #HarvS1112. Caterpillar 10 for parts. Tag #HarvS1112. Barber 30-ft. pull type spreader. Tag #HarvS1112. Noble NB3-3-80 54-ft. blade plow in excellent shape. Tag #HarvS1112. 1000 gallon liquid fertilizer tank cart. Tag #HarvS1112. Cat 30 crawler tractor. Tracks are tight. It is a crank start. Tag #HarvS1112. Cat 5 crawler tractor, gas, 540 PTO, SN 65295SP. Tag #HarvS1112. Cat 22 crawler tractor, gas, 540 PTO, rebuilt mag and tracks are tight. Tag #HarvS1112. Selection of John Deere R and D for parts. Tag #HarvS1112. Mohawk 7-ft. 3-point rotary mower. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 2010 tractor, diesel, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1112..... $6900 1973 Moto-Ski T4500 snowmobile, like new. Tag #Hug1112................ $1500 Yamaha 400 Endura motorcycle. Tag #Hug1112.................................. $1500 John Deere 5010-20 2WD tractor with loader, no PTO.Tag #DanR1112..$4500 1000 gallon water storage tank. Tag #Vince1112. New Holland 175 bale unroller. Tag #JoeM1112.................................. $2200 2012 John Deere Gator 4WD, cab, only 181 miles. Tag #ANF1112...$13,500 1963 John Deere 310 tractor, gas, live PTO, aftermarket 3-point. SN 6192. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 420 tractor, 3-point, powersteering and shuttle transmission, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 4020 tractor, diesel, 58 loader, no 3-point, no PTO. Good loader tractor. Tag #ANF1112..................................................................... $3500 Farmhand F11 loader. Adapts to many tractors. Tag #ANF1112. Soilmover 3-yard pull type scraper. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 3020 tractor with 540 PTO. A 3-point is available. Tag #ANF1112. International 340 2WD tractor, 540 PTO, gas. Tag #ANF1112. 1-ton trailer dump box. Tag #ANF1112. Carter go cart, used very little. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 730 diesel tractor, tricycle front end, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1112. Allis Chalmers HD5 crawler with bucket and dozer blade. Tag #ANF1112. Linderman crawler tractor. Tag #ANF1112. John Deere 3010 gas tractor, PTO, aftermarket 3-point. Tag #ANF1112. 1981 835 tractor with 18.4x38 duals 60%, Trimble GPS available. Tag #LGre1112................................................................................... $22,500 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 90-ft., 1000 gallon tank, wash tank, mix tank, rinse tank, double nozzles, wind screens, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #LGre1112...................................................................................... $5900 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tanks, hydraulic fold on booms, double nozzles, wind screens and 18.4x26 tires. Tag #LGre1112...................................................................................... $6900 1943 MB Army jeep. Tag #Hug1112...................................................... $1500 1948 International KB6 truck with 14-ft. flatbed and hoist. Tag #Hug1112.... . ...................................................................................................... $1800 John Deere R tractor, cab, no PTO. Tag #DealL1112. 31-Perforated aeration tubes, 12”. Tag #Hug1112. 7-Solid aeration tubes, 12”. Tag #Hug1112. Rings for aeration tubes. Tag #Hug1112. Blower fan. Tag #Hug1112. Massey 35 pull type swather in excellent shape with extra parts. Tag #Hug1112........................................................................................ $1900 1980 Winnebago motor home, generator, hot water tank, shower, furnace has 360 Chrysler motor and is an automatic on, shows 30,000 miles. Tag #Keith D1112.................................................................................. $3000 Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. field sprayer, double nozzles, good twin screens, 1500 gallon tank, 18.4x26 single tires. Tag #BCreek1112. Flexi-Coil S67XLT field sprayer, double nozzles, 1500 gallon tank, mix tank and auxiliary tank, 18.4x26 singles. Tag #BCreek1112. JCB 214S 4WD tractor/loader/backhoe, 7600 hours. Tag #DonnaH1112....... . ................................................................................................... $19,500 1995 Cat Challenger 85 rubber track tractor, 6200 hours, tracks 30%. Tag #RogW1112................................................................................. $55,000 1995 Cat Challenger 75 rubber track tractor. Tag #RogW1112......... $60,000 1999 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air seeder, 7” spacing, 3” steel packers, light trips and 2320 tanks. Tag #RogW1112. New Holland 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, tow between tank. Tag #RogW1112. . ................................................................................................... $95,000 2008 Bobcat S175 skid steer loader, includes auger, pallet forks, bucket, open cab. Tag #JSt.GD1112......................................................... $32,000 1990 Ford 555C 2WD tractor/loader/backhoe, nice shape, cab, air, heat, 17072 hours. Tag #Hug1112........................................................ $12,500 1981 Miller 24-ft. pintle hitch trailer. Tag #Hug1112.............................. $6500 1986 Wilray 20-ft. gooseneck trailer with new metal deck. Tag #Hug1112...... . ...................................................................................................... $2950 1988 Dressen 16-ft. custom utility trailer. Tag #Hug1112...................... $1950 1979 Dodge work van. Tag #Keith 1112.................................................. $800 1974 homemade flatbed trailer with 107” deck, wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1112............................................................. $2500 1978 Versatile 835 tractor, 18.4x38 50% duals, 7188 hours. Tag #JoeL1112. 2006 John Deere 4895 swather, 36-ft. Honey Bee header with pickup reel, double sickle, 1000 hours. Tag #DanD1112............................... $120,000 600 ton of hay. Tag #DanD1112. Hesston BP20 bale processor. Tag #JSmith1112................................. $2500 Hesston SP10 bale feeder and one for parts. Tag #JSmith1112.......... $1600 1988 Case IH 9180 tractor, 375 hp, powershift, 24.5x32 tires 80%, 5300 hours. Tag #DougR1112............................................................... $65,000 1993 Case IH 9280 tractor, 375 hp, 20.8x38 triples 20%, 6200 hours. Tag #DougR1112................................................................................ $68,000 16-ft. gravel box with single cylinder. Tag #TomV1112........................... $3000 Automatic transmission. Tag #TomV1112.............................................. $7000 New Holland 688 net wrap baler. Tag #RalJ1112.............................. $16,000 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional tractor, 3-point, dual PTOs on both ends, 3450 hours. Tag #RogW1112............................................. $95,000 New Holland TC29 tractor, front wheel drive, New Holland loader, 3-point attachments are also available. Tag #RogN1112.

New Ezee-On post pounder with PTO drive........$7500 John Deere 5010/20 1000 PTO, cab, low hours. Older rock picker. John Deere 106 24-ft. plow with mounted harrow. 12-ft. rod weeder. John Deere 20-ft. oneway. Crust Buster 36-ft. Vibra shank cultivator. Noble 8-ft. straight blade plow. Graham Hoeme 14-ft. plow. Tag #BillB1012

PACKAGE PRICE $8500

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TRAILER & HAY FOR SALE 1966 Fruehauf 45-ft. x 8-ft. step deck flatbed trailer, tandem axle, tires and brakes 60%+. Excellent trailer for its age, solid built. Would make an excellent sprayer or hay trailer.....................................

$8500

100 ton of Alfalfa hay in big round bales Phone 406-279-3256, leave message

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Used ATV’s & UTV’s

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

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Trapping weevils and saving monarchs

By Dennis O’Brien, Agricultural Research Service Ensuring the monarch butterfly’s survival by saving its milkweed habitat could result from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies initially intended to improve detection of boll weevils with pheromone traps. Charles Suh and his colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Areawide Pest Management Research Unit in College Station, Texas, have found a pheromone formula that is attractive to a major milkweed pest, the milkweed stem weevil. The discovery stems from research originally designed to help improve pheromone lures used in Texas to monitor the boll weevil, a major pest of cotton. The lures haven’t always been effective, so the researchers worked with the pheromone manufacturer to improve the pheromone lure used in the traps. The researchers set up traps along roads in Texas to compare the standard and experimental lures for attracting boll weevils. They checked the traps once a week from mid-May to mid-June, replacing the lures every other week. They soon found that the experimental lures were attracting a type of weevil distinctly different from boll weevils. The weevils were identified as milkweed stem weevils, Rhyssomatus lineaticollis. The researchers initially discounted the number of milkweed stem weevils found in the traps, but it soon became obvious that more milkweed stem weevils were being captured than boll weevils. Overall, four times more milkweed weevils were captured in traps with the experimental lures than with standard lures. Monarch butterflies are often admired for their eye-catching wings and transcontinental migrations. Conservationists concerned about the potential loss of milkweed habitat have recommended planting milkweed in yards and gardens. Adult monarch butterflies feed on the nectar of various wild flowers when they migrate from the Midwestern United States to the mountains of central Mexico. But their larvae feed on milkweed, making the plant a necessity for the butterfly’s lifecycle.


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(H) 1990 Case IH 9180 #15333W................$36,150 (B) 1995 Case IH 9280 #15345W................$64,000 (F) 1997 Case IH 9370, Leon 16-ft. dozer. #WUT561...............................................$70,000 (F) 1996 Case IH 9380 #WUT629................$80,000 (F) 2001 Case IH STX375H #WUT598........$95,000 (H) 2010 Case IH 435 #15319W................$233,500 (H) 2010 Case IH 435 #15317W................$238,000 (D) 2011 Case IH 485 #15322W................$260,000 (H) 2010 Case IH 485 #15334W................$230,000 & Headers (F) 2009 CaseCombines IH 485 #WUT626. ...............$240,000 (B)2004 670 Case Cat w/SP36 HB Dpr Hd, 25002W ............ $190,000 (W) IH STX500 Quad #15343W$195,000 (W) NH TR95 w/971 NH 25’ Hd, 24114&2114A ..... $7,000 (H) 2008 Case IH 535 HD, all new tires. #15269W... (D) (2) NH TR98 w/994 36’ Dpr, 971 PU Hd, . ............................................................$245,000 24025W or 24026W ....................................................... $101,100 Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment (H) 535960 #15310W. ...............$232,000 (D)2008 NH Case TR66IH w/36’ MacDon Dpr Hd, Glasgow Implement $64,000 (F) 20102009W Case&28019W IH 535 .............................................. Quad #15274W......$331,000 (D)2010 NH Case TX68,IH24016W ........................................... $65,000 (D) 535 Quad #15276W......$331,000 MacDon 962 Dpr Hd, 24017W ................ $28,000 (F) 2009w/36’ Case IH 535 Quad #WUT605.....$292,000 (W) NH CR960, 24019W .................................... $160,000 (D) Case IH WUH370 535 #15338W. ..............$136,500 U s.e d E q u i $137,000 pment (F)2008 NH CR960, .................................... (F) 2011 IH &550 Quad #WUT630.....$365,000 Combines Headers (D) NH Case CR970, 24021W ..................................... $188,000 (F) 2012 IH 550 Quad #WUT631.....$377,000 (D) NH Case CR 970, 24022W .................................... $180,000 NHIH 42’600 Dpr Hd, 24023W ....................... $47,000 (B) 2011w/94C Case Quad #15327W. .....$395,000 (F)2012 NH Case CR 970, WUH324 ................................... $152,000 (F) IH 600 Quad #WUT618.....$410,000 (W) NHNew CR9070, 24027W ................................. $270,000 (F) 1998 Holland 9682 #WUT632.......$85,000 (D) NH CR 9070, 24024W ................................. $260,000 (W) Buhler 435 #16124W.................$179,000 (S)2010 NH CR9070, 24035W .................................... $249,000 (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

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(F) 2004 Case IH DX33 FWA, LX114, 716B front snowblower. #WUT569...........................$24,000 (H) 2003 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. sprayer. (D) Melroe 773 Bobcat, bucket. #CONS.....$17,000 #53120W................................................$41,000 (D) Melroe 773 Bobcat, without bucket. #20249W... (D) 1995 Case IH 7230 FWA, Quicke loader. #15332W................................................$59,000 (D) Summers Ultimate 90-ft. sprayer. #53154W...... . ..............................................................$18,250 . ..............................................................$23,000 (H) 2006 Melroe S185 Bobcat, bucket. #20206W.... (F) 2004 Case IH MXM120 FWA. #WUT587............. . ..............................................................$45,000 (W) 2007 Summers Ultimate 100-ft. sprayer. . ..............................................................$23,595 #53145W................................................$24,000 (D) 2004 Melroe S185 Bobcat, without bucket. (D) 2004 Case IH MXM120 FWA. #15331W.$51,000 (F) 2001 Case IH 4260 90-ft. sprayer. #WUY212...... #20259W................................................$21,000 (F) 2000 Case IH MX120 FWA, L655 loader. #WUT613...............................................$40,000 . ..............................................................$90,000 (D) 2008 Melroe S185 Bobcat #20268W....$25,000 CIH Farmall W80137 .................................. NEW 2010 Case40, IH Maxxum 125 FWA. #15313W..... (D) 2001 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. suspended boom (D) 2003 Melroe T200 Bobcat, tracks. #20278W...... (D)(W) w/CIH 1010 30’ Hd, WUH320 ............................. $8,000 Skid Steers (W) CIH Farmall 60, W80170 ................................. NEW . ..............................................................$75,000 sprayer. #53138W...................................$18,000 . ..............................................................$26,000 w/CIH 1042 36’ Cpr Hd, WUH323 ................... $22,000 (W) 632 Bobcat, 20018W ........................................ $7,250 (D) CIH Farmall 95,125 W80193 .................................. NEW 2009 Case IH Maxxum FWA, Case IH L750 (D)CIH 2002 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. suspended boom(H) 642B (D) 2009 Melroe S205 ........................... Bobcat, without bucket. (B)(F) (F) 6088, WUH312 ....................................... $215,000 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20124W $7,500 CIH Farmall 95, W80189 .................................. NEW loader. #WUT620....................................$85,000 sprayer. #53160W...................................$21,000 (F) CIH 7010Equipment w/36’ GrainStanley Belt Hdr, WUH297 ..... $310,000 (H) 743#20226W................................................$30,000 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20101W ............................ $8,500 (D) CIH 95U FWA, W80138 ..................................... NEW Frontier Equipment Implement 2005 Case IH W80160 MXM175 FWA, Case NEW IH LX172 (F) 8010, Glasgow WUH172 ........................................ $196,000 (F)CIHFlexi-Coil 67XL 100-ft. boom sprayer.(B) S130 BobcatS220 w/o Bkt, 20112Wbucket. ....................... $18,995 CIH 105U FWA, .................................. (D) Melroe Bobcat, #20248W. $29,000 (D)(B) (F) CIH 8010, WUH232 ....................................... $280,000 (D) 753 Bobcat, 20083W ....................................... $19,000 loader. ....................................$81,500 (B) CIH Puma#15321W. 125 FWA, W80053 ........................ NEW #WUY221..................................................$4950 (B) 2005 Melroe S300 Bobcat #20277W....$22,900 (D) 8010, 23075W ........................................ $265,000 (H) 753 Bobcat, 20085W ....................................... $12,000 Ldr,IHW85038 NEW 2010 Case Puma...................................... 140, Case IH L760 loader. (D)CIH New Holland SF115 114-ft. wheeled boom (D) 2005 Melroe S300 Bobcat #20279W....$28,000 (D) w/L750 (D) CIH 8010, 23076W ........................................ $265,000 (D) S150 Bobcat, 20120W .................................... $23,000 (W) CIH Puma 165 FWA, W80112 ...................... NEW #15305W..............................................$115,000 sprayer. #53083W...................................$25,000 (D) 2011 Melroe S650 Bobcat, without bucket. (W) CIH 8010, 23087W ....................................... $270,000 (D) S150 Bobcat w/BKT, BkT Bite, 20133W ....... $22,500 W85140 .................................. NEW (F) w/LX770 2010 CaseLdr, IH Puma 140, Case IH L760 loader. (D)CIH 20068010, NewWUH342 Holland....................................... SF115 120-ft. wheeled boom(D) S205#20266W................................................$37,000 (F) $185,000 Bobcat, no Bkt, 20120W ....................... $23,000 (D) CIH Puma 210, W80037 .................................... NEW #WUT622.............................................$116,000 sprayer. (F) CIH 8120,#53132W...................................$25,000 WUH298 ....................................... S2052011 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20146W ........................ $26,500 New Equipment $330,000 (B) (W) w/L770 Ldr, W85031 ...................................... NEW Melroe S650 Bobcat #20275W...$37,900 (S) CIH 2388, ........................................................... $89,900 2009 Case PumaWNM126 180 #15240W.....$114,000 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20142W ......................... (W) 2008 CIH Scout Ut IH Vehicle, .................... NEW Skid SteersCase IH SRX160 134-ft. wheeled boom(D) S205 (D) 2007 Melroe T190 Bobcat, bucket.$25,000 #20217W..... (F)(H) (S) CIH 7010#53159W...................................$12,500 , ......................................................... $240,000 (F) 863 Bobcat, WUT322 ...................................... $19,000 (D)(H) CIH 72”IH Finish ....................... NEW Case L770Mwr, loader.W85133 #56061W.............$11,500 sprayer. . ..............................................................$29,000 (S) 08 CIH 7010, .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20105W ..................................... $23,000 (F)(D) CIH SCX100 Pvt Tng, WNH526 NEW 2008 Case 16’ IH Puma 180, Case............ IH L770 loader. (F) 2011 Case IH PS160 134-ft. suspended boom 2100 Club.................................... car. #20238W...............$9000 (S) 07 CIH 8010, .................................................. $249,000 (W) (D) 863Melroe Bobcat, 20136W $18,000 (F) CIH HDX 182 Agr Hd, WNH553 ................. NEW #15329W..............................................$108,000 #WUY368..................................$47,000 (D) 2010 New Holland L175 skidsteer. #20264W.... , .................................................. $220,000 (D) S330 (S) 06sprayer. CIH 8010 Bobcat w/80” Bkt, 20094W ................... $43,000 (W) CIH WD1203 Swthr, W83050 ....................... NEW 2008 CaseRnd IH Puma 195 #15192W.....$108,000 (F)MF 2011 PS160 134-ft. suspended boom(W) LS160 UC550IH ..................................................... $9,500 (S) 860,Case NH Skid 20109W ............................. $19,000 . ..............................................................$29,500 (W)(D) CIH RB564 Blr, AW,TW, W83013 ........ NEW Case IH L760 (S) 2 sprayer. Honeybee SP36 Hds, .............................. $59,500 (D) 1825 #WUY366..................................$45,000 CaseCat Skid w/Bkt, 20128W .................... $10,000 ...... (W)(D) CIH RB564 Rndloader. Blr, Ele#56063W................$7500 Twn Nt, W83014 .. NEW (W) 2005 242B skidsteer, bucket. #20258W. (S) 8230 PT IH Swthr, UC558 ......................... $8,500 Case Skid w/Bkt 20129W ................. $14,000 2010 Case IHSPPuma 210, Case IH L770 loader. (W)(B) CIH SPX3330 Spryr, W85098 ............... NEW (D)CIH 2008 Case PS160 134-ft. suspended boom(D) 1825B . ..............................................................$25,000 (S) CIH 8120,#53163W...................................$15,000 UC564 ........................................... $299,000 (D) 1845 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20127W ................... $14,000 (F) CIH SPX3330 SP Spryr, WNH585 ................ NEW #15342W..............................................$126,000 sprayer. (D) 2000 Gehl 5635 skidsteer. #20265W.....$14,000 (S) CIH 2188, UC565 ............................................. $69,500 (F) 420 SSL Case Skid, WUT324 ..................... $23,000 CIH SRX160 134’ Wld230, Boom Spryr, W85043 2011 Case IH Puma Case IH L770 loader. (F)MacDon 2008 Case 3320 90-ft. sprayer. #WUY328...... (D) 2007 Melroe 430H excavator. #20267W............. (W)(B) (S) 973IH Hd, UC566 .............................. $29,500 (F) 435 SSL Case Skid, WUT341 ..................... $35,000 ................................................................................. NEW #15325W..............................................$155,000 . ............................................................$190,000 ..............................................................$31,000 (S) CIH 2188, UC572 ............................................. $85,000 (D) 440 .Case Skid w/Bkt, 20125W ...................... $34,000 (F) CIH 8120 Combine, WNC432 ......................... NEW 2011 Case IH 180 W82055 Magnum #15337W.$133,000 (F)NH 2008 Case 3320 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY284.... (S) Hd,IH ..................................................... $45,000 (D) 440 Post94C Diggers C3 bucket. Case Skid w/Bkt, 20130W .............. $36,000 (B) 68” #20262W...................................$400 (D)(D) CIH 8120 Combine, .......................... NEW 2010 Case IH 210 Magnum #15341W.NEW $170,000 (S) Honeybee 42GB Hd, ................................... $65,000 (D) 60XT . ............................................................$195,000 Case SB200 Skid w/Bkt, 20131W ................. $22,000$4950 (W)(D) CIH 8120 Combine, W82076 ......................... (H) Melroe 72” snowblower. #20271W. Misc (S) 42GB Hd, sprayer. ................................... $71,000 (D) Skat Trak 1500D Skid, 20088W .............. $17,000 (W) 2003 Case IH MX210 Magnum #15344W......... W82078 ......................... NEW (W) CIH 8120 Combine, (H)Honeybee 2008 Case IH 3320 #53134W.$180,400 (B) 72” post tamper. #20155W.........................$2200 Lawn & Garden963 Hd, ......................... Call for Pricing (S) (W) CIH 8120 Combine, W82080 ......................... NEW . ..............................................................$93,000 (F)MacDon 2005 Case IH 4410 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY364.... (D) 4800 Magnatrac Skid w/Bkt, Dzr, 20111W $6,000 (S) MacDon D60 Hd, .......................................... $61,000 (B)(F) CIH 2142 35’ IH Drpr W82057 #WUT485$116,000 ................... NEW Post Diggers 2007 Case 215Hd, Magnum . ............................................................$160,000 (S) Hondybee 40GB Hd, ..................................... 59,000 (H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post (B) CIH 2152 35’ Dpr Hd, W82024 ..................... NEW Trailers Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 (F) 2011 Case IH 245 Magnum #WUT593$158,000 (F)Honeybee 2011 Case3655 IH 4420 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY329.... (S) , ............................ Call for Pricing (W) (D) 3pt2012 F8 Danuser Dgr,fuel 52030W .............. $800 ....... (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82062 ................... NEW ThunderPost 990UB trailer. #55039W. 2011 Case IH 245Hd, Magnum $180,500 ............................................................$267,000 (S) 3 .CIH 1010 Hds, .......................... Call for Pricing (B) McMillin Hyd Post Dgr, 52022W .............. $1,295 (D)(H) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr W82065 #15292W. ................... NEW . ..............................................................$25,000 (S) NH CR960 , .................................................... $180,000 2005 Case IH MX255 Magnum #15259W. ......... (F) 2008 Case IH 4420 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY338.... (D)(D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82050 ................... NEW Misc (D) 2012 Thunder 990UB fuel trailer. #55040W........ (W) CIH Grain Augers & Vacs 2152 45’ Drpr Hd, W82074 ................. NEW . ............................................................$115,000 . ............................................................$210,000 (H) C1000SR Swath Roller, 520354W ................. $750 . ..............................................................$26,000 (W) w/16HP Briggs,sprayer. 51034W ....... $2,100 (F) 2011 Case IH 260 Magnum #WUT586$180,000 (F) 7x36 2010Westfield Case IH 4420 100-ft. #WUY347.... Lawn & Garden (D) 7x51 Westfield w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... $2,500 (D) 1999 Case IH MX270 Magnum #15347W.......... . ............................................................$248,000(D) 425 JD Lawn Tractor w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm, (D) 8x41 Westfield, 51016W .................................. $4,500 Dozers, Blades, Snow Blowers . ..............................................................$66,000 (D) 2007 Case IH 4420 100-ft. sprayer. #53164W. . ... 19015W ................................................................. $6,950 (D) 8x46 Westfield, 51055W .................................. $3,500 (D) Ford 782 3-pt. rear blade. #56055W...........$800 (F) 2012 Case IH 340 Magnum #WUT615$240,000 . ............................................................$190,000 (F) 718K Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, (B) 8x52 SC Brandt, 51058W ............................... $2,100 $5,000 (B)WUM534 Allied .............................................................. C8080 8-ft. 3-pt. rear blade. #56060W...... (F) 2002 New Holland TV140 bidirectional. (F)MK 20118x51 Case IH 4420 Swg 120-ft. sprayer. (D) Westfield Agr, 51057W#WUY348.... ... $2,500 Lawn Tractor, (D) MK100x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51054W $5,000 (D) 721 .Grasshopper .................................................................$2000 #WUT320...............................................$59,370 . ............................................................$287,000 19016W ............................................................... $11,500 (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, 51036W $7,100 (B) Gearmore 72” scraper. #56067W.........$750 (B) 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional. (F) 2011 Case IH 4420 120-ft. sprayer. #WUY356.... (B) ZTR Grizzly Dixonbox Lawn Mower, (W) 1535LP Brandt Cnvyr, 51010W ............. $12,500 Degelman 12-ft. dozer blade. #56073W.$20,000 #16084W..............................................$110,000 . ............................................................$274,000 (D)19013W ................................................................. $6,500

Used Equipment

(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

(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

w/NH 94C 42’ Dpr Hd, 24036W ....................... $42,000 Miscellaneous (W) JD 9600, 22004W ............................................. $52,000 Tractors & Crawlers $49,000 (W) JD 9600, 22011W ............................................. (W)1978 JD 9650 w/930R JD Hdr, 22007W,22009W .. $123,500 (W) International 270A backhoe. #15246W.... (F). ..............................................................$11,500 JD STS 9660, WUH346 .................................. $31,000 w/936D JD Dpr, WUH261 ................................. $29,000(H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, $850 (W) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, $800 w/635F JD, WUH262 ........................................ $35,000(B) McMillin Hyd Post Dgr, $1,295 Grain Augers &$231,000 Vacs Grain (D) 9760 JD w/36D Dpr HdAugers w/Fgr Rl, 22015W .... (H) C1000SR Swath Roller, $750 (W) 7x36 Westfield $2,100 $2,500 (D) 7x51 Westfield (W) 1680 CIH,10x70 23022Wswing ......................................... $30,000 (B) 2002 Brandt auger. #51133W$6500 (D) 8x41 Westfield, $4,500 (D) 425 JD Lawn Tractor $6,950 $3,500 (D) 8x46 Westfield, (B)2010 1680Brandt CIH, 10x70 23057W swing ........................................... $29,000 (B) 8x52 SC Brandt, $2,100 (F) 718K Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, (D) auger. #51137W$9500 $5,000 $2,500 (D) MK 8x51 Westfield Swg Agr, (D) MK100x51 Westfield Swg Agr, $5,000 (D) 721 Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, (H) 1680 CIH, 23058W .......................................... $38,000 $11,500 $7,100 (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, (D) Westfield 10x70 swing auger. #51134W...$7500 (W) 1535LP Brandt Cnvyr, $12,500 (B) ZTR Grizzly Dixon Lawn Mower, (W) 1688 CIH, 23050W ......................................... $45,000 $6,500 $6,500 (W) 1026 REM Grain Vac, (W) Westfield MK130x71 swing auger. (W) 2004 1688 CIH, 23082W ......................................... $50,000 #51130W...................................................$9900 w/1015 CIH PU Hd, 23084W ............................... $7,000 (B) Westfield 13x81 flex swing $47,500 auger. (B) 2010 CIH 2188, 23046W ........................................... (D)#51098W................................................$20,000 CIH 2188 w/30’ CIH 1010 Hdr, 23099W & 23100W ........ $12,000 (D) Farm........................................................................... King 13x85 swing auger. #51101W. .......... (H) CIH 2188, 23109W .......................................... $40,000 . ..............................................................$15,000 (W) CIH 2188, 23111W ......................................... $85,000 (W) 13x90........................................... swing auger. #51132W....... (B)2011 CIHBrandt 2388, 23018W $90,000 (B). ..............................................................$24,000 CIH 2388, 23047W ......................................... $100,000 (W) 13x90 auger. #51131W....... (F)2011 CIH Brandt 2388 w/1015 Hdr,swing WUH211 .................... $142,000 (W) CIH 2388 w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23066W &23067W ............... . ..............................................................$23,000 $97,400 (D) Batco........................................................................... 1335 conveyor. #51136W............$12,300 (F) CIH 2588, WIH319 ......................................... $195,000 (W) 1026 REM Grain Vac, 52096A w/16HP Briggs, 51034W ....... w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... 51016W .................................. 51055W .................................. 51058W ............................... 51057W ... 51054W 51036W 51010W ............. 52096A .................

(D) New Holland H7150 18-ft. pivot tongue. #W89260 (D) New Holland H7150 18-ft. pivot tongue. #W89370 (D) New Holland HS18 auger head. #W89369 (D) New Holland H7460 discbine. #W89362 (D) New Holland 416 disc head. #W89373 (H) New Holland H7150 18-ft. pivot tongue. #W89374 (F) New Holland H7150 18-ft. pivot tongue. #WNH679 (F) New Holland H7150 18-ft. pivot tongue. #NNH012

(B) New Holland 845TL load(F) New Holland 94C 42-ft. er. #W86124 draper head. #WNM117 (B) New Holland 845TL load(D) New Holland 94C 42-ft. er. #W86125 draper head. #W88058 (F) New Holland 855TL load(W) New Holland 88C 42-ft. er. #WNN854 flex draper head. #W88063 (F) New Holland 855TL loader. #WNT908 (B) New Holland loader mount kit for 270TL loader. (B) New Holland two-spool remote valve kit. (B) New Holland second remote, TC31, TC34. #606263 Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment (B) New Holland 3rd function Glasgow Implement hose kit. #W91102

Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment Glasgow Implement

4x4 Tractors

Hay Heads & Pivot Tongues

(B) New Holland 1475 18-ft. pivot tongue. #W89011 (B) New Holland H7150 16-ft. pivot tongue. #W89095 (B) New Holland H7150 18-ft. pivot tongue. #W89375 (B) New Holland HS16 auger head. #W89365 (B) New Holland HS18 auger head. #W89363 (B) New Holland HS18 auger head. #W89364 (D) New Holland H7150 16-ft. pivot tongue. #W89247 (D) New Holland HS16 auger head. #W89282 (D) New Holland H7150 16-ft. pivot tongue. #W89304

52027W ............... 52030W .............. 52022W ..............

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

w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm, 19015W ................................................................. WUM534 .............................................................. 19016W ...............................................................

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

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$6,500

Skid Steers & Attachments

New Equipment


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Arborvitaes care

WANT TO BUY

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

Flaman Rental & Sales 1-877-528-8467, Lattin & Sons, Power, Montana 1-406-278-3432, Lattin & Sons, Conrad, Montana

Equipment for rent or sale

• Rent Our New “Vertical Beater” manure spreader • Grain vac • Wishek Heavy disk • Rock rake • Post pounder • Rock picker • 50-ft. Riteway Land roller • Other items available Wishek 742NT 34-ft spring gang disk-Great Condition

Horse and calf shelters by

Fall Clearance Wishek Heavy Disks For Sale

742 NT 34-ft. Heavy Disk 842NT 22-ft. Heavy Disk

Get ‘Er Done Wiest L.L.C. Tree and Brush Care, Trimming or Removal Notice - C.S.P. Clients

Now traveling the state for conservation or wildlife habitat work.

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I had my landscaper plant 15 arborvitaes along a wooden fence in my yard this past June. The landscaper made a well around each one and said to water them by filling the hole with water every other day, especially if it is hot. I have been doing that and all seem to look good. The yard gets full sun all day. I am just concerned about the back of the trees facing the fence. However, they are not showing any brown leaves yet. How should I proceed now that it is September? What should I do this fall and winter? How about fertilizer and trimming? (Flushing, New York) A: It sounds like your landscaper did everything correctly and offered you good advice, which you have followed and are witnessing success in your planting. As the weather cools and rainfall frequency increases through the fall and early winter, you can back off significantly on your watering regime. While you don’t want them to go into winter bone dry, they shouldn’t continue to be watered the same way. Their need for water decreases with reduced temperatures, shorter days and the increased delivery of water by Mother Nature. You want damp soil around the plants going into winter, so don’t let the soil become soggy or bone dry. As for the side against the fence, you probably will want to keep that trimmed as the plants continue to expand in size. Contact with the fence won’t cause any problems initially, but if your objective is to keep the plants full and lush all around the plants, you will want to maintain some space between the fence and foliage to allow for air circulation and healthier-looking foliage. Depending on your exposure, you might want to erect a screen around the plantings to keep the direct rays of the winter sunlight off the foliage this first year. However, don’t wrap the plants with burlap. Erect a screen on the south and southwestern sides. If there is no direct exposure from winter sun, then this move is not needed. You also should contact your competent landscaper to see what he would recommend. Coarsely woven burlap typically is used for this purpose. If that is unavailable, frost blanket material would serve the same purpose. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.

Starting Our 10th Year!! Some of our past jobs:

Russian Olive removal, 119 acres below Tiber Dam - 2007 Shelby City Parks, Court House, Senior Citizen Center, Library, County Shop, Visitor Center, Swimming Pool Park. Ed Goodian, Kremlin, 5 one-mile strips of carraganna -2006 Conrad Court House - 2012 Fire Work, Ahorn fire, Fool Creek fire, Ant Park fire, Iron Butte fire Billings, Yellowstone County, fuels thinning in Emerald hills, approximately 2008 Frank Borman, Big Horn, home site fuels reduction, Apollo 7 & 8 astronaut, 2006 Our letter of commendation from Larry Bonderud, Mayor, City of Shelby, Montana to International Society of Arboriculture

October 19, 2010 To: International Society of Arboriculture From: Larry J. Bonderud, Mayor, City of Shelby, Montana Re: Letter of Commendation As Mayor of the City of Shelby, I would like to commend the work of Mr. Gary Wiest of Get ‘Er Done Wiest LLC. Gary has worked with the City of Shelby and Toole County on numerous tree care and maintenance projects. We have found Gary to be knowledgeable, efficient and professional in his work. He has gone above and beyond to ensure his work follows professional arborist guidelines. He has established a marketing effort to educate the community on proper tree care and has offered to conduct workshops within the community. Gary has assisted the city with in-kind service and product for a trail project we appreciate very much. He is a dedicated and professional tree care specialist. We commend his work ethic and level of professionalism; his desire to continually learn more about his profession and ultimately, his commitment to stewardship. Sincerely, Larry J. Bonderud, Mayor City of Shelby

Total Hedge Restoration

Take out those old shelter belts that are full of dead trees to allow for new growth. The snow has flattened many - we can bring them back to use!

Let us know now so if we are in your area you can save on the travel expense!

Welcoming Travis Hodgson as a new associate - Phone 750-2579 Call Gary for free consultations - Member ISA (International Society of Arborists) Phone Get ‘Er Done Wiest LLC - Gary at (406) 450-1968 or Sharon 450-6905


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

406-265-9554 OR 888-265-9554

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

AIR & CONVENTIONAL DRILLS

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

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

TRACTORS & CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Concord 50-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 3400 tow behind tank. Very clean.. ..............................................................................................$39,500 Big Bud 950/50 950 hp, 2610 Twin Disk transmission and torque with hydraulic upgrades, Clark 85,000 lb. axles, new upgraded closed center hydraulics with flow control.......................................$349,500 Big Bud 600/50 KT 1150 motor, major component work, twin disk transmission, 75,000# Clark axles, new paint, new 30.5x32 tires...... ............................................................................................$150,000 Big Bud 600/50 recent new close centered hydraulic for air drill, 30.5x32 duals @ 60%, new interior, new paint..................................$125,000 Big Bud 600/50 600 hp, rebuilt Twin Disk transmission and torque, 9 speed...................................................................................$125,000

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

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

COMBINES

2003 Bourgault 5710 with 5350, 57-ft. 3 section tow behind tank......... . ........................................................................................... $98,000 2000 Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot (can be double shoot), 3450 tank................................................................. $65,000

2000 Flexi-Coil 7500 air drill, fold back type, 60-ft. x 12” spacing, 2340 variable rate cart tow behind, single or double shoot........... $45,000 2-2012 Ezee-On 6650 heavy duty discs. Great for CRP Rec. Each....... . ........................................................................................... $69,500

PARTING OUT:

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill. CALL FOR DETAILS

SWATHERS

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

MISCELLANEOUS

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

2012 Case IH 8120 0 hours. Fully loaded................................$314,500 2004 Case IH 8010 2040 separator hours, 2700 engine hours, has IH 2020 30-ft. flex head, 2006 newer engine, updated feeder house, upgraded Pro600 monitor, Contour Master, chopper, long auger, moisture/yield...............................................Combine only $175,000 With header.........................................................................$200,000 2009 Case IH 7120 400 separator hours, Pro 600 monitor......$228,500 1993 Case IH 1688 3243 engine hours, new heavy clean grain boot with cross auger, update to 11/4” shaft..........................................$45,000 1987 New Holland TR96 3000 separator hours........................$39,000 John Deere 9770 750 separator hours, custom cutter package duals, 2WD, nice machine..............................................................$195,000 2004 John Deere 9760............................................................$165,000 John Deere 9760 STS, John Deere 630 head. Without head..$149,500 With head...........................................................................$165,400 2003 John Deere 9750............................................................$110,000 John Deere 9660 STS, 1200 engine hours, chopper, 30-ft. auger, 18.4x42 singles, bin extensions........................................................$182,000 2005 John Deere 9660............................................................$159,000 2004 Cat Challenger 670 600 separator hours, with pickup....$155,000 Gleaner R60, 2882 hours...........................................................$22,500 Gleaner N6, 2250 hours, 24-ft. header and pickup reel.............$10,000 1983 Gleaner N7........................................................................$10,000

HEADERS & ATTACHMENTS

2005 MacDon 973 36-ft. header, pick up reel, transport............$45,000 2002 MacDon 972 draper table, hydraulic fore and aft. pickup reel, P auger, transport.....................................................................$30,000 (2) MacDon 962 36-ft. header, John Deere adapter, pickup reel, transport. Each......................................................................................$25,000 Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, pickup reel, hydraulic fore/aft. Very clean... .................................................................................................$9500 John Deere 930 header, regular reel............................................$8000 (2) Allis-Chalmers 313 pickup header, Melroe attachment. Each..$3000 Variety of headers & variety of brands/prices vary - CALL

TILLAGE EQUIPMENT

Wishek heavy duty tandem disk with 28” original blades worn to 26”, rockflex spring gang disc, excellent condition.......................$37,500

We are a dealer for Air Drills &

Tanks & Products

Big Bud 600/50 (650/50) 650 hp, Series IV cab, quad 20.8x42 tires @ 75%, low hours. Very clean..................................................$179,500 Big Bud 550/50 550 hp, 2610 Series transmission, 70,000 lb. Clark axles, new paint and interior..........................................................$125,000 Big Bud 525/50 rebuilt transmission........................................$110,000 Big Bud KT450 1150 Cummins 450 hp, 13 speed Fuller transmission, 70,000# Clark axles, needs paint..........................................$29,500 1976 Big Bud HN320 700 hours on Cummins Recon Big Cam IV, 360 hp, rebuilt 12513 Fuller transmission, recent paint, tires, decals, Clark axles.......................................................................................$49,500 2002 Case IH STX450 4WD, 5 remotes, 710x38 duals at 50%, 5500 hours....................................................................................$115,000 2010 Case IH Puma 210, full auto guidance, rear weight package, 3 remotes, 650 hours.............................................................$149,500 1992 Case IH 7120 Magnum 7400 hours, Leon 808 front end loader, no 3-point, 540/1000 PTO.....................................................$59,500 Case 1030 with Case 70 loader, 100 hp, cab, PTO. Very clean..$11,500 Case 1030 with loader, no bucket, PTO........................................$7500 2008 Cat Challenger 965B Cat C18 engine 510 hp, 16 speed Powershift, 4300 hours..........................................................................$179,500 1997 Cat Challenger 65D 300 hp, 1800 hours, 30” track, 10 speed powershift, 4 hydraulics, bareback........................................$89,000 2001 John Deere 9400 6450 hours, without 3 point. 710/38 tires approximately 50%..................................................................$110,000 With 3-point...............................................................................$115,000 John Deere 7730 with 746 SL loader, almost like new, 7275 hours, 2 function electric joystick.......................................................$129,500 John Deere 7410, cab, air, 3-pt., PTO, 740 loader, grapple, 4500 hours. Very clean..............................................................................$69,500 John Deere 4020, 8 speed, 3-pt., PTO, no cab, gas. Good condition..... .................................................................................................$9500 Steiger ST470 525 hp, powershift, 30.5x32 duals @ 60+%, rebuilt motor, clean unit...............................................................................$75,000

2004 Summers 60-ft. harrow......................................................$22,500

Steiger ST470 4WD, recent engine and axle work done, 7763 hours.... ..............................................................................................$75,000 Versatile 1150 525 hp, 30.5x32 duals........................................$59,500 Versatile 895 4WD, 310 hp, 24.5x32 duals, air drill return line. Good condition................................................................................$37,500 Allis Chalmers HD-5 dozer, draw bar, ROPS, canopy.................$7500 Wagner 17, factory installed 318 Detroit diesel engine, 23.1x30 tires, factory duals, dual hydraulics. Rare, all original, good condition........ ..............................................................................................$29,500


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

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

TRACTORS & ATTACHMENTS

NEW

Westendorf loader with bucket and Oliver mounts.........................$2500 Farmhand F11 loader with snow bucket............................................$2250

NEW EQUIPMENT

United 784 HD 7-ft. box scraper....$942 United 672 HD 6-ft. box scraper....$825 United 566 HD 51/2-ft. box scraper..$875 United 560 HD 5-ft. box scraper....$850 NEW Kioti CK27HST 4WD, KL130 loader..................................$21,500 Oliver Super 55 with complete engine rebuild....................................$3850 Oliver 1650 gas with loader.... JUST IN Oliver 1755, 77 & 1855.....FOR PARTS

John Deere 2020 diesel, 3-pt., PTO, powersteering, JD 37 loader. Nice clean tractor...........................$9500 John Deere 70, gas, Farmhand F10 loader, grapple.......................$4500 Case SC narrow front, runs........ Offer? Front Dozer Blade with manual adjust. Fits various models................$2500 We now have

SITREX RAKES

USED HAYING

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

CONSIGNED

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

WALLENSTEIN

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

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

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

wood splitters, chippers and log grapples available.

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply

MILLER LOADERS

Phone (406) 227-6821

East Helena, Montana

Serving HELENA and surrounding areas for 62 YEARS!

SHAVER POST POUNDER

Come visit us at www.helenafarmsupply.com

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

Coping with deer in the home landscape

By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota This week’s timely tip comes directly from Extension’s Yard and Garden Briefs. Each year, we get numerous questions on how to deal with deer around the home. As you will read, there are no magic bullets, but the following will offer several options to keep the deer from damaging your landscape plants. The following is shortened to fit the allotted space; the full article is available at the Extension office or by Googling the above title. Deer damage home landscapes by feeding on garden and landscape plants, rubbing their antlers against trees, or scraping the soil around trees. In urban environments where native plants and alfalfa, corn and grains are not available, the home landscape may become the major source of food. In areas where deer are a problem, there are several options. You can reduce damage to the home landscape by growing plants which deer find unattractive, fencing the deer out, or using repellents. It should be stressed that hungry deer will eat almost anything. Young, tender plants are generally more likely to be damaged than older, tougher plants. Don’t mix plants deer prefer among those they dislike. They’ll trample the plants they dislike to get to those they prefer. Some information on which plants deer tend to browse has been gathered through the tree nursery industry where deer browsing is of economic importance. Limited information is available on which vegetables or flowers deer like or dislike. Male deer, or bucks, damage young trees by rubbing and scraping against them during the mating season, in an attempt to show their dominance. Rubbing against trees removes the velvet that covers their antlers during the summer. Once this is accomplished, the buck will polish his antlers and continue to mark his territory by thrashing his antlers up and down against tree trunks and branches. This shreds and tears bark and may break branches or the trunk itself. Small, smooth barked trees such as apples are more attractive to bucks as rubbing sites than larger trees and trees with rough bark. Individual trees can be protected against rubbing injury by pounding tall vertical barrier stakes into the soil around each, a foot or so from the trunk. Bucks will also paw the soil around trees and urinate on the cleared area beneath an overhanging branch. The buck will chew and rub his scent on the branch, often breaking it. Pruning trees to remove any branches lower than six feet from the ground may help. Fences can reduce the number of deer which enter an area, though they’re not 100% effective. For a small garden patch, use a four foot high fence, or enclose the area with snow fence, as deer avoid small, penned-in sites. For a larger lawn or garden, a fence made of wire, not wood, angled away from the yard creates both a psychological and physical barrier. Deer will hesitate to jump over something in which they fear becoming entangled. The fence should be six feet high and have a 30 degree angle to be effective. A fence angled toward the yard is no psychological barrier. Deer will jump a vertical fence eight feet high, particularly if it is made of wood.  Electric fencing has been used with some success in tree nurseries. Strips of aluminum foil smeared with peanut butter affixed to electric fencing lure deer to the fence where they lick the peanut butter and get a shock. Electric fences attached to a higher voltage charger can deter deer as they can hear the hum of the charge through the wires without touching them. However, electric fences may not be suitable for urban uses, especially when children are present. Alarms or other auditory devices are not particularly effective for protecting the home landscape. They are more likely to be found irritating by homeowners and neighbors than by the deer. Auditory alarms and devices such as cannons have been used in tree nurseries to scare deer off, but they quickly become accustomed to the noise. Two basic types of deer repellents are available. Contact repellents are applied to the plants, causing them to taste bad. Area repellents are placed in the problem area and repel due to their foul odor. A study conducted in Connecticut tested six repellents. Generally, repellents were more effective on less preferred plants. Here are the findings: Big Game Repellent also known as Deer Away, made from putrescent (rotten) whole egg solids was 46% effective. Hinder, made from ammonium soaps of higher fatty acids was 43% effective. continued on page b11


National agricultural teachers group honors U-Idaho dairy professor Ahmadzadeh By University of Idaho Extension the National Association of State UniverAmin Ahmadzadeh, a University of sities and Land-Grant Colleges with an Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Scioutstanding teaching award in 2007. ences professor of dairy science, received He has also won the college’s R.M. the North American Colleges and Teachers Wade Excellence in Teaching Award, the of Agriculture (NACTA) Teacher Fellow university’s Teaching Excellence Award Award during the group’s annual conferand a college award for academic advisence recently. ing and graduate student teaching while “Your selection as a NACTA Teacher earning his doctorate at Virginia Tech Fellow is an international recognition of University. your excellence in teaching and your comA native of Iran, he joined the University mitment to the scholarship of teaching and of Idaho faculty in 2000. He advises the learning in agriculture,” said Rick Rudd, Dairy Science Club and revived the colthe group’s president. lege’s dairy management judging team in Ahmadzadeh, who teaches dairy science 2003. Team members have finished in the at the University of Idaho and maintains an top ranks of the National Intercollegiate active research program, also was honored Dairy Challenge several times since then. by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and

Coping with deer in the home landscape

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Mesh bags of human hair, collected from hair styling shops, was found to be 34% effective. (Hair should be dirty, not collected after a shampoo.) Magic Circle deer repellent, a bone tar oil which was soaked into 10 by 30 cm. burlap pieces, was 18% effective. Miller Hot Sauce, containing capsicum, an extract of hot peppers, was 15% effective. For more information, contact me at 800-450-2465 or stordahl@umn.edu. Source: Beth Jarvis and David Bavero -- UM Extension

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

2001 International 9200i Series 60 Detroit 470 hp, 10 speed transmission........................ $19,500

1997 Kenworth T800 with 3406 Cat @ 475 hp., 10 speed, double diff lock, 46,000# rears, 14,600# front, wet kit and air lift tag............ JUST IN

2000 Peterbilt 379 daycab with Cummins N14, 500 hp, FRO16210C transmission and 40,000# rear ends. .............................................$29,500

1996 Kenworth T800 tri-axle dump truck with N14 Cummins @ 435 hp., 18 speed, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears, double diff lock, 17ft. aluminum box, plumbed. 2-1995 Kenworth T800 tri-axle dump trucks with N14 Cummins @ 435 hp., 18 speed, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears, double diff lock, plumbed.

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

1986 Ford F8000 dump truck with 250 Cat, Allison automatic transmission, 15-ft. box, fresh engine overhaul with papers, new tires. 164,000 miles.......................$12,500

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

1988 Kenworth T800 with Big Cam IV 350 Cummins, 9-speed and Hendrickson suspension......$12,500 2000 Columbia triple axle gravel pup, 16-ft. box, extendable tongue, 60” axle spacing, super singles on aluminum wheels, clean trailer.......... .............................................$17,500

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

2001 Sterling with N14 Cummins @ 435 hp., 13 speed and 170” WB........ .............................................$19,500

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

2-1998 Beall quad axle 42-ft. belly dumps with air lift 4th axle. Each....... .............................................$24,500 2006 Peterbilt 378 tractor, ISX 530 Cummins, FRO18210 transmission, 46,000 lb. rears.....................$38,500

1995 Peterbilt 357 dump truck, Series 60 Detroit, 500 hp, 13 speed, 20,000 lb. front, 46,000 lb. rears, steerable lift axle, 17-ft. box, plumbed................................$24,500

1998 Peterbilt 379 daycab, Cummins N14, 500 hp, RTO16210C transmission, air leaf suspension, 232” wheelbase, new paint, 130,000 on rebuilt engine, excellent condition. .............................................$27,500

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

1997 Kenworth T800 with C12 Cat and 9 speed transmission.... JUST IN 1996 Ford L9000 dump truck with 3406B Cat, 8LL transmission, 16,000# front, Hendrickson suspension, 16-ft. box, steerable lift axle. Plumbed.......................$18,500 1996 Ford L9000 8-axle transfer with 3406E Cat 435 hp, 8LL transmission, 14,600# front, 46,000# rears on Hendrickson, double differential lock. 1997 Reliance 4-axle transfer trailer, 2001 Phelan 50 ton 3 axle lowboy 16-ft. boxes, hydraulic drive transfer.. with hydraulic removable gooseneck. .............................................$27,500 .............................................$31,500

2007 Side-Dump-R 42-ft. tri-axle with, air lift, air ride...............$34,500

1998 Ranko 42-ft. tri-axle belly dump with air lift 3rd alxe................$22,500

Many other construction trucks & trailers available.

2005 Sturdyweld 4 axle gravel pup, 10-ft. aluminum box, extendable tongue, locking turn table on front axle, super singles on aluminum wheels. Low use...................$24,500

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The lift on these trailers made short work of standing the hopper bins upright at Solo Air, a local fertilizer supply business near Valier.

CORN PLANTER WANTED Phone (406) 945-3424, Chinook, MT

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Flying U Ranch Trucking • Choteau, MT up to 62,500 lbs payload Craig Kesler 406-868-5303 or Ross Kesler 406-590-8232

CAR FOR SALE

1965 Chevrolet Impala SS 283 Powerglide transmission, new paint, excellent interior. Original. Doubt you can find one nicer.

Phone (406) 847-2758 or (208) 660-1952

WSU Crops/Soils chair named new director of WSU Extension

By WSU Extension director of WSU Extension between June 2011 and September 2012. WSU Extension includes more than 700 employees and 13,000 volunteers working in outreach programs in agriculture, natural resources, community and economic development and youth and family. Koenig said although he has much to learn about the breadth and depth of WSU Extension, “I also have a passion for Extension and am optimistic and bullish on the future of the organization.” Koenig joined WSU in 2003 as a faculty member and soil scientist. In 2008, he became chair of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, one of the largest departments in CAHNRS. He led research and extension programs in soil and nutrient management for agricultural and urban systems. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and a Ph.D. from WSU. Rich Koenig is the new director of Washington State University Extension.

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Rich Koenig, soil scientist and department chair, is the new associate dean and director of Washington State University (WSU) Extension. Koenig, former chair of the WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been making the transition to his new position over the past month. Dan Bernardo, WSU vice president for agriculture and extension, said Koenig brings the perfect skill set to an Extension organization poised to take a giant step forward. “As a faculty member and department chair, Rich has gained a deep understanding of all of the college’s priorities in teaching, research and Extension,” Bernardo said. “He has the leadership skills and vision to leverage the integration of those three for the benefit of the people of Washington and beyond.” Bernardo also thanked and praised Randy Baldree for his service as interim associate

Juneberry and bees

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: How important are bees to a Juneberry? A: How important are Juneberries to bees? That is the better question. Being early bloomers, the Juneberry flowers are a good source of nectar and honey for the foraging bumble and honeybees. A Juneberry can get along just fine without bee activity but would have a much lower fruit production without their input. There also are other insects that get involved in the pollination of flowering shrubs and trees. However, none are as important as the bees. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu.edu.


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USED COMBINES & HEADERS

2.9% Fixed Rate On All Used Combines - oac 2008 John Deere 9770STS Contour Master, 520/85R38 duals, chopper, low hours.......... ........................................................... CALL 2000 John Deere 9750STS. 30.5x32 duals, chopper.............................................. CALL

USED TILLAGE TOOLS

2002 John Deere 2700 mulch ripper....$21,500 AGCO Ultra mulcher............................$16,500 Noble 24-ft. field cultivator.......................$1250 Westgo 20-ft. field cultivator, harrows......$2250 Ace 5-bottom 16”, two-way plow, in furrow........ ...........................................................$2950 Harrel 2804 16-ft. switch plow, 4 bottom........... ...........................................................$1950

RECENT TRADES

1984 John Deere 4850 MFWD tractor 1988 John Deere 4850 MFWD tractor 1986 John Deere 3150 MFWD tractor with 265 loader 2011 John Deere 7230 MFWD tractor with new H360 loader (3) 2012 John Deere S660 combines John Deere 530 round baler Leon 575V manure spreader

USED ROUND BALERS

2008 John Deere 9670STS with 520/80R38 duals, chopper, low hours................... CALL

USED 4WD TRACTORS

2001 Case IH STX325 (325 hp), powershift, 4 hydraulics, PTO, 20.8x42 duals,......$95,000 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

LOADER TRACTORS

2002 John Deere 9650STS, 800/65R32 singles, chopper, grain tank extensions........... CALL 1989 John Deere 9600 with chopper, 30.5x32 duals................................................... CALL 1983 John Deere 7720 24.5x32, straw & chaff spreader, 224 platfform....................... 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 John Deere 930 platform........................ CALL 2009 John Deere 635D header with transport. ........................................................... CALL 2-2004 John Deere 635F 35-ft. flex platform.... ........................................................... CALL 2005 John Deere 630F 30-ft. flex platform....... ........................................................... CALL 2010 John Deere 630R platform, pickup reel... ........................................................... CALL 2009 Case IH 2010 rigid platform, bat reel, less than 100 hours.................................... CALL

USED 2WD, MFWD TRACTORS

2011 John Deere 7230 (110 PTO hp), 16 speed, PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 3-pt. hitch, dual PTO, 480/80R38, factory warranty, LOW hours...........$95,000

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

2010 John Deere 568 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$41,500 2005 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$23,500

USED HAY & FORAGE

2010 John Deere R450 windrower with 995 rotary platform...............................$119,500

1988 Hesston 8100 windrower, 16-ft. auger platform, 21-ft. draper platform........$16,500 1995 MacDon 6000 hydro.......................$5500 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 3960 forage harvester with 2 row, 30” head.............................................$2500 John Deere 3-row row crop, hd, yellow. .$5500

USED LAWN & GARDEN 2011 John Deere 7130 (100 PTO hp) 20 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 3-pt. hitch, dual PTO, 18.4x42 duals, 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 2000 John Deere 7810 (150 PTO hp) 20 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 3-pt. hitch, dual PTO, 320/90R50 duals, JD 740 loader, 8-ft. bucket, grapple and joystick.............................................$69,500 1998 John Deere 7810 (150 PTO hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3 hydraulics, 3-pt. hitch, dual PTO, 14.9R46 duals, new JD 740 loader with 8-ft. bucket, grapple and joystick......................................$54,500 John Deere 5055E (55 ph) 9 speed transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, JD 553 loader, 6-ft. bucket. ONLY 30 hours....................$30,000

2004 John Deere 7920 (170-hp), IVT transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch with quick hitch, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 480/80R46 duals. .$99,500 2004 John Deere 7920 (170-hp), IVT transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch with quick hitch, 4 hydraulics, 380/90R50 duals. .........$97,500 1994 John Deere 7800 (145 PTO hp) 16 speed PowrQuad transmission, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, dual PTO, 420/80R46 duals.... ........................................................$49,500 1983 John Deere 4850 (192 PTO hp) 15 speed powershift, MFWD, 3-pt. hitch, 3 hydraulics, PTO, 20.8x38..................................$45,500 1976 John Deere 4630 (150-hp), Quad-Range transmission, PTO, 20.8x38 singles, 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 International 766 (85-hp), cab, 2 hydraulics, 18.4x34 duals, 5-ft. side-mount mower. $7450

USED BEET EQUIPMENT

Artsway 9420 beet harvester, 6 row, 24” row finder, rear steer...............................$19,500 Artsway 9420 beet harvester, 6 row, 24”, row finder, steerable. .............................$17,500 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 Red River 624N beet harvester, 6 row, 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. ..............................$1000

USED SEEDING EQUIPMENT

Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air hoe drill, 7.2” spacing. ..........................................$42,500 (3) John Deere 9350 hoe drills, 8-ft. units, 10” spacing with JD transport. .................$6500

USED SPRAYERS

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

2011 John Deere X748 with attachments......... ........................................................$19,500 2007 John Deere X540 lawn and garden tractor, 54” mower, powerflow bagger, new engine... ...........................................................$5750 John Deere X520 lawn tractor, 54” deck....$4350 John Deere 318 lawn tractor with attachments..................................................$2950 2004 John Deere LT180 lawn & garden tractor........................................................$1850 2001 John Deere LTR166, dump hopper. $1750 John Deere 214 lawn & garden tractor with C48 broom.................................................$1500 2002 John Deere LX279 lawn tractor.....$1500 2009 John Deere LA155 lawn tractor.....$1500 John Deere LA140 lawn tractor, 48” deck. $1350 2005 John Deere L120 lawn tractor with bagger.......................................................$1350 1992 John Deere FT262 lawn & garden tractor........................................................$1150 1992 John Deere GT262 lawn tractor......$975 1998 John Deere LT166 lawn tractor........$650 John Deere 345 with attachments............$500 Yardman Rider with broom.....................$1250 Husqvarna 4217 front mower, 42” deck. $2250 John Deere SB 14 mower.........................$200 John Deere 320 snowthrower...................$150

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2005 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap. .. ........................................................$22,500 2005 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$21,900 2005 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$16,500 2003 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$24,500 2003 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$21,500 2002 John Deere 567 wide pickup, net wrap.... ........................................................$18,500 1991 John Deere 535.............................$6500 1989 John Deere 535.............................$8500 1979 John Deere 510.............................$1500 2006 Vermeer 605M loaded.................$21,500 1998 Vermeer 605L net wrap...............$11,500 1993 Vermeer 605K................................$7950 2006 New Holland BR780...................$16,500 2002 Case IH RBX562.........................$12,500 2002 Case IH RBX561............................$9500 1997 Case IH 8480.................................$5500 1992 Case IH 8460 round baler..............$3500

USED MISCELLANEOUS

Haybuster H-1000 tub grinder..............$12,500 2007 Brandt 13x70 auger....................$17,500 Westfield auger.......................................$2000 1993 Rem 552 grain vac.........................$5500

John Deere 740 loader, 7000 Series mounts, 8-ft. bucket, grapple, joystick .............$8500 2003 Chevrolet 3500 dually flatbed, 6.0L V8, automatic, air conditioning, 5th wheel hitch, 72,800 miles.......................................$7500 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, automatic, air conditioning, 144,000 miles................$3250

2008 Yamaha Rhino 700EL....................$8950 2009 Arctic Cat XTX Prowler with front blade. ...........................................................$8750 Woods 3240 batwing mower. .................$9950 Diamond 72” & 62” mowers.....................$2500 Reman 2600 GS2 display.......................$1650


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The deadline for advertising for the December issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be November 30.

Buckley AuctioNS AND APPRAISERS

We have other auctions booked for spring 2013 but not yet dated. If you’re planning an auction give us a call. Phone Conrad 1-406-278-5880 anytime or 406-450-2244, leave a message.

The Powder River, in Montana, which contributes about five percent of the water gathered by the Yellowstone River, but accounts for 50 percent of the silt; hence the name, is said to be “a mile wide, an inch deep, and runs uphill”. ##### The Tongue River in Montana, is named by the Native Americans who noted that the river was “as crooked as the tongue of a white man.” Check our web site:

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John Deere 8420 MFWD, Power Shift, 3-pt., weights and duals, 5200 hours...................................$99,500 John Deere 8220 MFWD, 3-pt., PowerShift....................................$82,000 Above tractor with used JD843 loader..................................$96,000

John Deere 7330 Premium MFWD, 3-pt., PowrQuad, LH reverser, JD 741SL loader, 1900 hours.....$99,500

New Holland 8770 MFD, Power Shift, 3 -point, mounted with new Allied Loader with bucket and grapple, 5500 hours..........................$53,000 3- John Deere 4255 MFWD, Power Shift, 3 pt., 8400 hours....... $32,000 - $36,000

2004 John Deere 7820 MFWD, 3-pt., dual PTO, new IVT transmission, 5700 hours..........................$75,000 2008 John Deere 7230 Premium MFWD, PowrQuad, 741 loader, bucket, grapple...................$91,000

COMING IN:

2-JD 4050 & 1-JD 4055

All With MFWD & Powershift

Allied Loaders Available

New Holland G170 (same as NH 8670), 145 hp, MFD, 3-pt, 540/1000 PTO, Power Shift, 6200 hours......$40,000 New Holland 8670, MFD, 3-pt., 540/1000 PTO, Power Shift, 4900 hours........... . ..........................................$42,500

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MT Tractors

New Holland 8770 MFD, Power Shift and 3-point. 5300 hours.....$42,000 Above tractor with new Allied 2895 loader with bucket & grapple. Add.... . ..........................................$14,000 Case IH MX180 MFD, PowerShift and great rubber........................$50,000

WHEAT STRAW FOR SALE rounds bales- twine tied approximately 1000 pounds

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

Avoid common hunting mistakes

Each fall tens of thousands of Montana men and women spend anywhere from a few hours to a several weeks hunting. Most have a wonderful time; a few run afoul of the law. Here are 10 problem areas, courtesy of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens, that hunters seem to stumble over year after year: 1. Trespassing. Hunters must have permission of the landowner before hunting on private land. In Montana, private land does not have to be posted for a hunter to be guilty of trespassing. Ask first. 2. State law makes it illegal for anyone to shoot on, from, or across a road or right of way. The right of way generally lies between the fences on either side of the road. It’s also known as the shoulder or borrow pit. 3. Make sure of sunrise and sunset times. Big game season runs from one half hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. Use only the sunrise-sunset tables supplied by FWP, not the times in the local newspaper or on television. 4. Immediately after taking a big game animal, hunters must validate their hunting tag. Proper validation means completely cutting out the date and month on the tag. It also means thinking ahead so you don’t, say, put a deer tag on an elk. Excitement is no excuse. 5. Hunters must use their own tags when shooting an animal. Transferring licenses between spouses or using a family member’s tag is illegal. 6. Drive only on established roads. On public land, stay on the road. On private land, drive only where the landowner tells you. Driving off a road is a sure way to make an enemy of a private landowner and probably get a ticket. 7. Hunters and anglers are required to stop at all check stations, going to or coming from the field, with or without game. Even if you are out fishing, you must stop at all check stations. Driving by a check station not only hurts FWP’s efforts to gather data it is illegal and can result in a ticket. 8. When transporting a big game animal, evidence of the animal’s sex must remain attached to the carcass. 9. Don’t shoot from a vehicle. Ethics and sportsmanship define hunting. It’s not very sporting, and frankly it’s dangerous, to shoot from a pickup window or truck bed. 10. Big game hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange above the waist and visible from all sides. Although it’s not required for bird hunters, it’s a darn good idea to put on some orange, at least a hat or vest.

Vaughn Truck Salvage

Chuck or Jim Vaughn

2007 International ISX Cummins, 10 speed, burnt rear suspension.

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

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

ENGINES

2100 Hwy 2 East, Havre, MT

All used engines are sold with new rod & main bearings

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

2001 Kenworth T300 Cat 3126, 9 speed, steerable lift axle, 24-ft. van box with liftgate, needs front end repair. Without box and lift axle.................$5500 1995 International 9400 Cummins M11, Super 10 speed, good cab and hood. 2001 Volvo daycab, Series 60 Detroit, 9 speed, 2 aluminum wheels, needs engine.

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

1998 Peterbilt 379, extended hood, N14, 18 speed, 70” sleeper. Rebuilder.

Differentials

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

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

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

TRANSMISSIONS

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

ENGINE PARTS ~ Rebuilt Engine Parts

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

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

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Trailer Suspensions

96” wide axle with 10 hole unimount. $550 96” wide axle with Dayton hubs....... $250 (3) 102” Tandem Axle, air ride suspension. Each.................................................. $2500

102” Tandem Spread Axle, air ride suspension................................................... $2950 (2) 102” Tandem Axle spring suspension, 22.5 Dayton hubs. Each..................... $500


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ARS and the regional biomass research centers

By Ann Perry and J. Kim Kaplan Agricultural Research Service Information Staff In 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture invasive eastern red cedar, pinion pine, and ended in 2002, USDA continued its support Secretary Tom Vilsack created five Rewestern juniper to restore degraded rangeof the research. gional Biomass Research Centers to help lands; use of insect-, fire-, or disease-killed In the initial studies, Vogel and his colmake the most of existing USDA research wood and areas at high risk of damage or leagues established a test plot in each of resources. A commitment to research is loss; sustainable productivity and residue three states—Indiana, Iowa, and Nebrasnecessary to help establish a successful removal; economics of in-woods pyrolysis ka—to evaluate almost all the available bioenergy industry in different parts of and biochar and assessment of ecological cultivars and elite strains of switchgrass. the country through the development of outcomes; and the logistics and costs of Their results showed that it was possible dependable supplies of feedstocks for handling and transportation. to develop switchgrass cultivars with high advanced biofuels production. A regional Northwestern Regional Center: This biomass yields that could be successfully approach to feedstock production will help center’s oilseed crop efforts are coordinated grown across a broad geographic region. enable broad participation by many rural with those of the Western Regional Center, They also found that existing switchgrass areas across the country in the emerging with an emphasis on integrating expanded cultivars developed for forage had the pobiofuels and biobased-products economy. oilseed production and minimizing its tential to produce biomass that could yield In particular, the regional biomass centers impact on existing wheat-based producmore than 500 gallons of ethanol per acre. organize USDA’s Agricultural Research tion systems. The center is also focused on Vogel’s team evaluated switchgrass Service (ARS) and Forest Service bioenrestoration of western rangelands through germplasm from Midwest prairies and ergy research into a structure that fosters harvest and removal of invasive western identified cultivars and germplasm with collaboration among researchers along the juniper and pinion pine trees. The woody the most promising traits for bioenergy. complete bioenergy-production continuum. biomass emphasis is on wood utilization; Then they used that information to conduct The five USDA Regional Biomass Repoplar genomics, genetics, and short rotagenetic studies to obtain information for search Centers serve to complement and tion management; forest resource supply improving breeding methods and develcoordinate ARS and Forest Service research and characterization; production standards oping hybrid cultivars, including the first across the country to help accelerate the for sustainable forest management systems; molecular genetic studies on switchgrass. establishment of commercial, region-based alternative energy policy evaluation; and Results from a later, 5-year, multi-state, biofuel supply chains based on agricultural economic feasibility of feedstock supply on-farm study demonstrated that the amount and forestry-based feedstocks. The centers alternatives. of energy contained in cellulosic ethanol are networks of existing ARS and Forest Central-East Regional Center: For this produced from switchgrass was five times Service facilities and scientists in locations center, the main research focus is on the degreater than the amount of energy needed to across the country. velopment of perennial grasses and biomass grow, harvest, and process the crop into celNorthern-East Regional Center: This sorghum, along with significant coordinalulosic ethanol. In addition, the greenhouse center is coordinated by the Forest Service tion of research on corn grain ethanol and gas emissions from producing cellulosic Research and Development and focuses on corn stover cellulosic biomass. Emphasis ethanol from switchgrass were 94 percent production of woody biomass for biofuels, is on integrating dedicated feedstock prolower than estimated greenhouse gas emiswith research directed at screening for suduction into central-eastern agricultural sions from gasoline production. Assuming perior traits; short-rotation woody crops; production systems to enhance water and that switchgrass could be produced for $50 sustainable management systems, includair quality and to minimize the adverse afper ton with a conversion efficiency of 80 ing forest health and conventional forest fects of bioenergy on existing agricultural to 90 gallons per ton of feedstock, Vogel’s operations; life-cycle analysis; quantifying markets. team estimated the farmgate production sustainable supply and demand; converAs with all of the other centers, there costs of cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass sion of woody biomass to advanced fuels is an emphasis on the need to increase would be about $0.55 to $0.62 per gallon. and coproducts; and design of biofuels and system efficiency through introduction of The Central-East team also developed coproduct deployment. nitrogen-fixing plants such as alfalfa and the first near-infrared sensing (NIRS) Southeastern Regional Center: The other legumes. Integration of perennial method to measure 20 components in highest priority research need for the grass feedstocks into these systems may be switchgrass—including cell wall sugars, Southeastern region is the development of a way to help reduce nutrient escape from soluble sugars, and lignin—that determine superior performing herbaceous feedstocks: fields to surface and ground waters and its potential value as a biofuel feedstock. energy cane; biomass sorghum, including to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and Using NIRS, they tested switchgrass vasweet sorghum; other subtropical/tropical increase carbon sequestration. rieties and experimental lines and found perennial grasses, such as napiergrass; and Geneticist Ken Vogel at the ARS Grain, significant differences in the amount of purpose-grown woody biomass. There is Forage, and Bioenergy Research Unit in ethanol that can be produced using current also a need to identify the best strategies Lincoln, Nebraska, who also serves as technologies and the amount that could be to incorporate dedicated biomass crops into coordinator for the Central-East Regional produced when technology is available for existing annual row crop, pasture, agroforCenter, is no stranger to bioenergy research. commercial-scale conversion of the plant estry, and forest-based systems, as well as When Vogel started his switchgrass resugars. This was calculated as actual and to develop long-term strategies for using search in the 1970s, he focused on improvpotential ethanol yield per ton and per acre. perennial energy grasses to meet the needs ing both the quality of livestock forages and Results indicated that NIRS could estimate of emerging advanced-biofuel-producing the establishment of forages on pastures. ethanol yields of switchgrass for about $5 a facilities in the region. But by 1990, he began developing switchsample; other methods cost anywhere from Western Regional Center: With the grass as a biomass energy crop, sparked in $300 to $2,000 per sample. relatively low precipitation in much of the part by interest and support from the U.S. Other research at Lincoln has resulted western United States, the Western RegionDepartment of Energy (DOE). in new information on how switchgrass al Center’s feedstock research focuses on “Switchgrass was already being grown and ethanol yields are affected by nitrogen the development of new industrial oilseed on land that was part of the Conservation fertility, harvest management, herbicide crops. Oilseed crop research is conducted in Reserve Program [CRP], and farmers were tolerance, stand establishment, and mycorconjunction with research at the Northwestreceiving CRP payments, but the land was rhizae—organisms in the soil that mediate ern Regional Center and includes genomic not producing any marketable products and nutrient and water uptake. Vogel’s team has modifications to optimize fatty acid genes new revenue,” says Vogel. “I wanted to see used this information to develop a basic set and breed new oilseed cultivars, characterif we could grow a crop on CRP land that of management guidelines and cultivars for izations of germplasm collections to idenwould generate income and address U.S. large-scale production of switchgrass as a tify new feedstock types, and population energy needs.” biomass energy crop in the Central Great phenotyping. New cropping systems are Vogel worked with Oak Ridge National Plains and the Midwest. needed that fit specific local and regional Laboratory staff on a series of interagency “It’s satisfying to see lots of people workniches for available resources and economic agreements that provided funding for deing on switchgrass as a bioenergy crop,” development, especially under limited waveloping switchgrass into a biomass energy Vogel says. “We’re getting much closer to ter availability. Woody biomass research crop for the Central Great Plains and the the point where it will be a viable feedstock efforts include management and use of Midwest. After the initial DOE funding that helps meet our energy needs.”


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USED ROUND BALERS

2010 John Deere 1830 60-ft., 10” spacing, 31/2” steel wheels, 31/2” Dutch, 1910 tow between cart, conveyor, variable rate drive double shoot #UDJ163...............................................$153,000

2008 New Holland SD550 60-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 550# C-shanks, 5.90x15 Concord style packers, doube shoot, stealths, SC430 tow between air cart, variable rate drive, dual fan, 18.4x38 duals, 10” auger. #UDNH08.................................. CALL

2002 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packer, 550# trips, double shoot, sleath openers, 2340 tow between tank, dual fan, mechanical, 2320 tow behind, mechanical................ JUST IN 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft., 14.4/7.2” spacing, 550# trips, 3” steel packers with 2320 & 3rd tank tow between..................................................$36,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft., 9” spacing, 4” rubber, 550# trips, 2320 tow between......................... JUST IN 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft., 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, single shoot, steath openers with 2320 tow between tank....................................$45,000 1991 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft., 31/2” steel wheels, 9” spacing with 1615 tow between tank, mechanical drive. #UDF209.......................................$34,000

2007 New Holland BR-7090 twine & mesh wrap, wide pickup, laced belts, 1000 PTO.................$22,000 2007 New Holland BR-780A with Bale Command, twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, wide pickup. #UHN123................................................$21,000 2006 New Holland BR-780 with Bale command, twine and mesh wrap, wide pickup, 1000 PTO, hay acid applicator. #UHN120...............................$18,000

USED WINDROWERS

2005 MacDon 9352i 909 hours, 2 speed hydro, pickup reel, hydraulic tilt with 972 25-ft. double swath header, double sickle..................................CALL

2005 New Holland BR-780 standard pickup, 1000 PTO, Bale Command. #UHN124............$14,500 1992 New Holland 660 with Bale Command, standard pickup, 1000 PTO. #UHN108.....................$7500 1993 New Holland 660 auto wrap, 1000 PTO drive. #UHN118................................................... $6500 1994 New Holland 660 auto wrap, 1000 PTO. #UHNH86................................................ $11,900 Hesston 560 with auto tie, 540 PTO. #UHHS51...... . ................................................................$5500 2002 Hesston 856A automatic, twine tie, 4500 bales, wide pickup. #UHHS54.............................. $9500 1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43..................................... $11,500 Vermeer 605M, twine, net wrap, wide pickup, hydraulic bale bicker, 540 PTO. #UHVM40............ $19,000 2003 Vermeer 605XL acu-bale “Plus” monitor, bale kicker, 540 PTO. #UHVM35.................... $11,000 1998 Vermeer 605L twine & mesh wrap, hydraulic bale kicker. #UHVM31............................. $12,000 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $7500

USED TRACTORS

1995 New Holland 9680 4WD, 20.8x42 tires, Cummins 855 diesel, 360 hp, standard transmission, 4100 hours................................................. CALL

1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 5.5” rubber, 550# trips, single shoot with tow between 3450 variable rate tank.......................... JUST IN 2002 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 4” rubber packers, single shoot, basic blockage, 550 lb trips, 3450 tow behind air cart, mechanical drive......... ................................................... JUST TRADED

2006 Case IH ADX3380 tow between tank, variable rate drive, 30.5x32 tires. #UDCA09........$45,000

USED MISCELLANEOUS

2011 Morris Pro Ag 900 Hay Hiker, side rail kit, heavy duty hub/wheels/tires, bale turner.............. CALL Reznor oil furnace, 140 BTU model. 3869 hours...... . .................................................................$1800

1992 Hesston 8200 swather, diesel, cab, air, 14-ft. auger header, 3525 hours. #UWHS63.... $17,000 1983 International 4000 gas, cab, 14-ft. auger header. #UWIH14................................................... $6500 New Holland 21-ft. draper header. #UWNH27......... . ................................................................$1500 1976 John Deere 8630 225 PTO hp, Quad shift, 18.4x34 tires. #UTJD96..........................$16,900

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USED SPRAYERS

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The Most Powerful Sprayers in the World 2001 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 84-ft., windscreens, Flexi-Control. #NSF174..........................$10,500 2000 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 100-ft., 1500 gallon, wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, windscreens, double nozzles, rinse tank. #USF153................................................$17,500 2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 90-ft. wheel boom, no windscreens, SP655 auto rate. #USF175......$15,000 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139................................................$17,500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, Flexi-Control monitor. #USF151................................................$14,500 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 1500 gallon, non auto rate. #USF173...................................................$6500 1995 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens, 3-switch controller. #USF191....................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft., 1000 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, 3 switch controller. #USF171.............$5000

2009 New Holland S1070 pull type sprayer, 134-ft., no windscreens, auto rate, combo jet dual nozzles. #USNH24...............................................$45,000

2006 New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon, SP655 Auto Rate, rinse tank, windscreens. USNH26......................................$4500 2007 Summers Ultimate 100-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon, no screens, Double Tee jets, 450 Raven, Norac height control.................. JUST IN 1996 Brandt QF2500 100-ft. wheel boom, twin tank, twin boom, Auto Rate, 18.4x26 tires, foam marker, Ace hydraulic & PTO pump. #USBT12...$10,900 Bourgault fire rig with 1500 gallon tank and trailer. #USB000 ..................................................$3500

CONSIGNMENTS

Case 2290 2WD tractor, 1000 PTO, add on 3-pt., 5334 hours, new tires with Koyker loader bucket and grapple.............................................$15,500

1999 Flexi-Coil 5000 47-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 4” rubber packers, 2320 tow between cart.. $40,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 7.2” spacing, 550 trips, 2320 tow between cart............................... CALL

2-Lilliston 2050 disc drills, 7” spacing with fertilizers and 2-drill hitch.......................................... CALL 2-Melroe 201 & 204 10-ft. drills, 7” spacing, 2-drill hitch with fertilizer....................................... CALL 1997 Brandt QF2000 114-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, auto rate controller.....................................$6500 2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 124-ft. wheel boom sprayer, windscreens, walking beam axles, Auto Rate...... . ..............................................................$18,000 1993 Flexi-Coil S65 100-ft. boom sprayer, no windscreens, 1500 gallon, Micro-Trak auto rate, air induction tips..............................................$6500 2009 Riteway 8100 78-ft. heavy harrow, approximately 6000 acres, 3255 Valmar applicator......... . ..............................................................$45,000 Wil-Rich 47-ft. tool bar, 5 section, 7 Flexi-Coil harrows, McKay knock-on sweeps........................$17,500

Melroe 1000 20-ft. moldboard plow, 13-18” bottoms.. . ................................................................. CALL International 140 48” roll over plow, 16” bottoms, 3-pt. mount.........................................................$3500 2006 New Holland BR780 round baler, twine/net, 4000 bales, hay applicator, standard pickup........ . ..............................................................$28,500 1997 New Holland 664 round baler, 1000 PTO drive, gathering wheels, hydraulic pickup lift........$7500 Vermeer 605L round baler, twine & net wrap, gathering wheels..................................................$5500 1993 Vermeer 604K round baler, makes 4-ft. bale, 540 PTO drive with gathering wheels........$4900 2-Rola wheel rakes, 4- & 6-wheel.........$1700-$2000

New Holland 1431 discbine, 13-ft. cut 1000 PTO drive, 3-pt. swivel hitch............................$13,000 John Deere 1600A MoCo, 16-ft. header, 1000 PTO drive...........................................................$7500 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2530 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 390 hours on new engine.$49,500 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2277 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 30-ft. header and trailer.....$45,000 1997 New Holland TR98 combine, 2240 separator hours, yield/moisture monitor, straw chopper, very, very nice..................................................$35,000 1995 New Holland TR97 combine, 1540 hours, Kirby spreader, no hours since re-con in 2008..$45,000 1990 New Holland TR86 combine, 24.5x32 tires, 1635 separator hours, 30-ft. 971 header, very nice. .......................................................$20,000 1979 Allis-Chalmers N5 combine, 24.5x32 tires with 27-ft. header, batt reel................................$7500 1978 John Deere 7700 combine, diesel engine, 3631 hours with 224 head, non hydro.................$8500 1987 Case IH 1680 combine, 30.5x32R front tires 90%, straw spreader, 3543 total hours, very nice, has been reconditioned..........................$22,000

1980 International 1480 combine, 24.5x32R3 front tires, straw spreader, 30-ft. 810 header, 3214 hours.......................................................$12,000 International 813 13-ft. pickup header with 5-belt Melroe pickup hydraulic drive....................$1500 Gleaner 13-ft. pickup header with Melroe attachment...........................................................$1500 Brandt 4000 grain vac, 1000 PTO drive..........$6500

Bearcat 1260 grinder mixer, bale feeder, 1000 PTO, nice............................................................$4500

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Glasgow, Montana

USED COMBINES

1988 New Holland TR86 combine with 971 30-ft. header. #UCNH61.................................................... $25,000 1988 New Holland TR86 combine with 971 header. #UCNH62.................................................... $25,000 1981 New Holland TR85 2200 separator hours, 24-ft. header. #UCNH58.................................. JUST IN

USED HEADERS

2009 New Holland CR9060 534 separator hours, 360 hp, 800/65R32 tires with 36-ft. 94C draper header, pickup reel, transport, hydraulic fore/aft..... CALL 2000 New Holland TR99, Honeybee 994 36-ft. header, 2100 separator hours. #UCNH41..CALL 1998 New Holland TR98 2300 separator hours, SP 36-ft. Honey Bee. #UCNH57.................. JUST IN

1994 New Holland TR97 2100 hours with MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, 30.5x32 tires, straw chopper & chaff spreader. #UCNH37.....$60,000

1993 New Holland TR96 combine with twin rotor, SN 554419, 3109 engine hours, well maintained, annual service repairs, 30-ft. 971 auger head. #UCNH28................................................ $36,500

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2011 MacDon FD70 40-ft. flex draper header, double knive drive, pickup reel, hydraulic fore/aft, tilt slow speed transport, skid rollers, cross auger, New Holland CR adapter.................................$65,000

2009 New Holland / Honey Bee 4255 Grain Belt PLUS 42-ft. flex draper header, UII plastic finger reel, hydraulic fore and aft, hydraulic tilt, gauge wheels, transport trailer, fits John Deere 70 series combine. #UHHB02................................... CALL 2005 New Holland 74C 30-ft. flex auger header, poly cutter bar with pickup reels. #UCNH53...$25,000 New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header, fits TR series. #UCNH59...................................................$8500 1998 New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header. #UCNH64...............................................$12,000 2009 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, double knive drive, finger reel, transport and gauge wheels, New Holland CR adapter...........$34,000 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, transport package, hydraulic fore/aft with JD 60/70 Series adapter, Empire skid rollers............ CALL 2-New Holland 971 13-ft. pickup header with RakeUp pickup attachment. #UCNH38..............$5500 1988 New Holland 971 12-ft. pickup header #UCNH63..................................................$5000 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header with Case IH pickup attachment. #UCCA09...............................$5500 Massey-Ferguson pickup header, 13-ft., fits 510, 750 and 760. #UHMF61...................................... $500

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Symbol of the frog

Finding a frog brings good luck, and a wish made secretly upon seeing the first frog in spring will most certainly come true. Ancient cultures fashioned frog-shaped amulets to attract good luck, love and friends. Many cultures have relied on the frog as a weather forecaster. Frogs stay near water during rainy periods and will come out to wait for sunshine if the weather is going to improve.

PLOW TRUCK FOR SALE

1973 Chevrolet dump truck with snow plow and sander, 5+2 transmission Phone (406) 799-6923

FOR SALE OR TRADE 1973 GMC 4x4, 4-speed flatbed, new everything except paint, 58,000 original miles....................................................... $6000 Or will trade for a 3-horse slant gooseneck horse trailer, a gooseneck flatbed tandem dually trailer or a tractor with loader.

Call 903-806-0774 or Skip Ehret, Box 27, Wilsall, MT 59086

TRUCK, PICKUP & TRACTOR FOR SALE

1975 Chevrolet C65, single axle truck, 16-ft. box, hoist, 366 V8, 5 speed, 35,000 miles, plumbed for drill fill. Good condition. 2000 Chevrolet 3500 crew cab 4x4 pickup, loaded, gooseneck hitch, 103,000 miles, all power. Very good condition. 1984 Case 1896 2WD tractor, 105 hp, dual speed PTO, 3 remotes, 3-pt., 3600 original hours. Excellent condition.

Call (406) 378-3147

CUSTOM SWATHING •Newer MacDon machines •CRP, grain and hay •Canola •North Central Montana

Call 406-899-6736

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

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

COMPLETE HERD DISPERSION 100 Black cows available Nov. 8, will start calving Feb. 15, 2013. 3 Registered Black Angus bulls (1 Heifer bull). Cattle have very calm demeanor.

Hay and Barley straw for sale. Feed is all 2 year old twine tied round bales in single tier stacks. Very good condition.

Dave Witt (406) 734-5405, Fort Benton, MT

TRACTOR FOR SALE

1982 White 2-155 2WD tractor, 6 cylinder Hercules engine, 2 hydraulic remotes, 1000 PTO, 20.8x38 tires, 7885 hours.......$8500 Delivery on first 300 miles included. Must sell! Contact Les at (406) 390-0022 or iblodegard@hotmail.com

Biofuel prospects with prairie perennials

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff find the best ways to integrate new perennial Around 66 million years ago, a grasslike bioenergy grasses into food-crop-production ancestor began to evolve into the plants landscapes. Their work will include research eventually used to breed food crops like on nitrogen cycling, carbon cycling, and rice, corn, sorghum, and sugar cane. Panigreenhouse gas emissions—a key project cum virgatum, or switchgrass, another plant component, since there is little information descended from this ancient group, might on greenhouse gas emissions for bioenergy someday become the energy equivalent of crops. This data will be needed to develop its food crop relatives—a biomass feedstock biofuels that produce lower total emissions used to produce heat, light, and transportathroughout the production-and-conversion tion fuels. cycle than the emissions associated with To further these prospects, the U.S. Depetroleum-based fuels. partment of Agriculture’s National InstiThe researchers will monitor water use by tute of Food and Agriculture has awarded these crops and develop ways to optimize a 5-year, $25 million grant to Iowa State water-use efficiency, because water availUniversity and its partners, including the ability could be the single most limiting Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to factor in U.S. biomass production. They will fund a project called “CenUSA.” This also compare the production inputs needed study will investigate agricultural systems for the experimental biomass crops to those in the central United States for producing needed for corn. advanced transportation fuels from peren“This will let us compare the production nial grasses grown on land that is either and economic benefits and costs of different unsuitable or only marginally suitable for bioenergy crops to those of other production row crop production. The project researchers systems,” Mitchell says. will also study approaches for improving the Mitchell’s team will assess the net ensustainability of existing cropping systems ergy balance for different biomass systems, by incorporating perennial grasses into proincluding yields, agricultural inputs, and duction systems as bioenergy crops, which other production factors. These results will reduce nutrient runoff from fields, will help producers optimize the sustaindecrease erosion, and increase soil carbon able production of perennial feedstocks on sequestration. less-productive cropland—not the prime Switchgrass, Big Bluestem, and More farmland needed for food and feed crops Geneticist Ken Vogel, who works at like corn and soybean. ARS’s Grain, Forage, and Bioenergy ReFind Genes, Tweak Production search Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, will lead Back in the laboratory, chemical engineer CenUSA’s “Germplasm to Harvest” group. Bruce Dien will be looking for traits in the “We aim to develop crops that take only a single year to become established and can switchgrass cultivars that are associated with grow 50 percent of maximum yield in the how readily the plant’s sugars can be confirst year of production—and 100 percent verted into biofuels. Dien works at the ARS yield in the second,” says Vogel. “We’re also National Center for Agricultural Utilization looking at other native grass feedstocks, like Research in Peoria, Illinois. big bluestem and indiangrass. Part of our “We’ll use expensive wet chemistry work will be planting field-scale demonstramethods to identify the components linked tion plots of switchgrass and big bluestem to conversion efficiency and then use a to show farmers how to use these crops on near-infrared [NIR] instrument to record the their farms.” light-wave signatures of each component,” Geneticist Michael Casler, who works at Dien explains. “When we’re finished, we’ll ARS’s U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center be able to rapidly estimate the conversion in Madison, Wisconsin, will be partnering in yield of different perennial grass genetic CenUSA’s breeding and genetics research. lines using NIR instead of wet chemistry. “Right now, it takes 5 years to select This will be a much more cost-effective way candidates, grow them out, cross with other for us to process the thousands of samples genetic lines, develop and evaluate new we need to study.” types, and then get seed production,” Casler Another ARS chemical engineer, Akwasi says. “This generates around a 1-percent Boateng, will be looking for ways to streamyield increase every year, but we want to line production of fuel via pyrolysis, a veryaccelerate that rate of yield progression.” high-temperature conversion process where Casler and colleagues will use new DNA plant material is thermally decomposed in markers to develop predictive equations for the absence of oxygen. Pyrolysis produces identifying traits that enhance yield. They a dense bio-oil that can be readily converted will use these equations to breed and evaluinto renewable jet, diesel, and other biofuels. ate new experimental strains for yield and “We will collect pyrolysis data for 300 to biofuel-conversion potential. These strains 500 samples every year,” says Boateng, who will be evaluated in field trials prior to reworks in the Sustainable Biofuels and Colease as cultivars for commercial use by the products Research Unit at the ARS Eastern biofuels industry. Regional Research Center, in Wyndmoor, Casler is also helping to establish plots in Pennsylvania. “The samples will represent the north-central states for studying switchdifferent production backgrounds and gegrass, big bluegrass, indiangrass, and prairie netic materials. For instance, we’ll study cordgrass. “In some places, big bluegrass different varieties of feedstocks, but we will has higher yields than switchgrass,” Casler also look at how harvest and storage mansays. “It is also more tolerant of mismanagement affects bio-oil yields. Then we’ll agement and less susceptible to invasive use the information to develop equations plants.” for predicting bio-oil yields, eliminating the Agronomist Rob Mitchell, who works need to conduct chemical analyses.” with Vogel in Lincoln, will be coleading Vogel, who has been working on switchmanagement-systems studies of bioenergy grass for more than two decades is optimistic crops in a 14-field network across the centhat switchgrass and other North American tral part of the country. “We’re using field perennial natives will someday become trials to evaluate the switchgrass and other major components in U.S. agriculture for material that Vogel and Casler have already biofuel production. developed,” Mitchell says. “I’m glad that so many scientists are now ARS and university scientists in Illinois, working together on ways of establishing Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Neswitchgrass as a bioenergy crop that can help braska, and Wisconsin will also evaluate the United States develop its own renewable the latest improved genetic materials and energy sources,” Vogel says.


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Simonsen Spreaders in Stock

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• 2010 International 7400 with 2000 Sprayflex SS tank, 120-ft. booms, 430 hours................................................ $185,000 • 1997 International 8100 with Marflex 1450 SS tank, 100-ft. booms, High-Rise axle............................................ $115,000 • 2004 Stahly Peterbilt 1800 SS tank, 80-ft. boom, row crop tires, 4400 hours........................................................ $80,000 • 1998 Stahly Topkick 8500 1600 SS tank, 90-ft. boom, very nice............................................................................ $85,000 • New Leader 3220 G4 multiplier bed, like new, Viper cableing................................................................................. $25,000 • PT&E 550 SS tank, 50-ft. boom, SS plumbing, system only.................................................................................... $12,000 • 2010 Ag Trucks spray system, 1280 SS tank, 90-ft. Pommier aluminum boom, Raven Accu-boom, Ultra-glide..... $55,000 • 2011 Fast pull-type, 1800 tank, 120-ft. boom, duals, Raven boom height. Near new!!............................................ $55,000

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NH Bale Wagons & Retrievers FOR SALE & WILL PURCHASE

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STOCK TRAILERS steel and aluminum

Pace 26-ft., enclosed snowmobile trailer. Very nice...... ...........................................................................$5,500

New Load of Bradford truck beds Just Arrived..... more on the way! Call for sizes and pricing

Walton bumper hitch tiltbed, 16’+4’. All the options and ready to work! Walton 26-ft. gooseneck with flip over ramps, 14 ply tires, 7000# axles and all options. Bosses demo We are your Herd, Thunderstruck & Truck Defender frontend crash protection headquarters for pickups and semis

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2011 Ford Escape XLT 4x4, V6, automatic, 17,000 miles, warranty...................... $21,995

2008 Ford F150 regular cab 4x4, 5.4L V8, automatic, flareside box, 108,000 miles. Good condition............................................ $13,995

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New 2012 Ford F350 regular cab 4x4, 6.2L V8, automatic, cruise, tilt, air conditioning, trailer tow, gooseneck hitch...................................... .$1000 Cash Back or 0% for 60 months OAC

2012 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L V6, automatic, heated/ cooled leather, 22,000 miles, warranty........... .......................................................... $24,995

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Transplanting spruce trees

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I will be transplanting about a half dozen blue and black spruce pines from one side of my yard to another. They average about 25 feet tall. Can you give me some tips as to the best way to ensure they survive the transplant? How much should I water them? Should I be putting anything in the bottom of the hole prior to placing the pines in their new location? I also heard it’s best to position the tree facing the same direction it was facing when it was pulled from its old location. I was told to fill the hole half full of water prior to placing the tree. Are these wise tips or should I be doing something else? I would appreciate your advice and insight on this because I would like the pines to survive the shock of the move. (Leonard, North Dakota) A: There is some truth and nontruth in what you’ve been told. Basically, no fertilizer or vitamins are needed to accomplish a successful transplanting. Assuming you will be moving the pines with a tree spade, filling half the hole with water is a good idea. It will fill the pores of the soil surrounding the root ball with water, which means water will not be pulled away from the roots. As to the orientation of the tree having to be the same as it was at the old site, it is not true. That was something I was taught back in the 1950s in my horticulture and forestry classes and has been parroted to everyone in the business ever since. Research shows that there is no benefit from going through all that effort. If the tree is going to become established, it will do so regardless of how it is oriented. The major key to success in transplanting is to capture as much of the root system as possible in the move. In a perfect world, the trees to be moved would have their roots pruned to the ball size of last year at this time. This would allow for root regeneration and make the move to the new site stress free. Even with the largest tree spade, some roots will be severed and left behind. Water in the trees using some common sense. Don’t think that perpetually soaking them is going to do the trick. Opt for a good soaking after planting the trees. Cover the area with organic mulch about 3 to 4 inches thick. This will keep the soil uniformly moist and the root temperatures cool. I hope this information helps and that the transplanting is successful.

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2012 Ford Edge Sport 4x4, 3.7L V6, automatic, heated leather, navigation, much more, 13,000 miles, warranty...................... $34,495

2007 Ford Expedition EL XLT 4x4, 5.4L V8, automatic, 8 passenger, rear heat and air conditioning, 75,000 miles. One owner, clean. .......................................................... $15,995

2006 Ford Mustang LX convertible, V6, automatic, 58,000 miles............................ $12,995

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USED 4WD TRACTORS

USED COMBINE INVENTORY & HEADERS

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

Case IH Steiger Quad Trac.......................................Coming In Case IH STX450 Quad Trac, luxury cab, auto steer, 4 remotes, 2850 hours.............................................................. $175,000 Big Bud 350 hp, Cummins 855 engine, 13 speed Road Ranger transmission, Clark 36,000 axles................................. $7500

MECHANIC’S SPECIAL

USED TRACTORS

Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, luxury cab, 540/1000/1 /8” PTO, 3-pt., LX780 loader, 1800 hours....................................... $135,000 3

Average Condition Machines Case IH 2588 yield/moisture, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger........................................................................ $194,900 Case IH 2588 764 rotor hours, yield/moisture, chopper, AFX rotor, HID lights, long auger, rear weights......................... $194,500 Case IH 2588 930 rotor hours, AFX rotor, rock trap, chopper, long auger, weights......................................................... $194,500 Case IH 2388 2676 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, Trimble EZ steer, 500 monitor.................................... $95,000

Case IH Puma 180 with L770 loader, bucket, grapple, 1741 hours........................................................................ $118,000 Case IH Puma 165 with L770 loader, bucket, grapple, 1739 hours........................................................................ $107,500 Case IH MXM190 dual PTO, 190 engine hp, LX770 loader with bucket/grapple........................................................... $89,500 Case 2390 with DuAl 3150 loader, bucket and grapple.. $11,500 Case 1086 dual PTO, 18.4x38, 700x16, bucket, grapple..$12,500 Ford New Holland 8770 MFD, dual PTO, 3-pt., 160 hp, 7740 hours, bucket/grapple................................................ $69,000

USED SPRAYERS

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

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

SALE $49,995

USED ROUND BALER

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

BALER CLEARANCE

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

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

SALE $49,995

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

USED MISCELLANEOUS

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

John Deere 567 round baler, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup, shedded..................................................................$16,500 No Reasonable Offer Refused

USED DRILLS

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

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November law and science, practice and policy events

Back-to-back one-day water science and water law conferences will be at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Cornhusker Hotel November 13 and 14. 
 The focus November 13 will be on waterrelated research, practices and policy, while the conference November 14 will feature water law, with continuing legal education for lawyers, including an hour on ethics, said Lorrie Benson, Nebraska Water Center assistant director. The annual events are being cosponsored and presented by the University of Nebraska’s NWC, which is part of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, the NU College of Law, the U.S. Geological Survey Nebraska Water Science Center and the Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. The separate conferences continue a tradition of packing a lot of information for attorneys, water practitioners and interested public into targeted, easy to attend one-day formats, Benson said. “We have very strong agendas for both events and hope those interested will register for both.” The November 13 conference, titled “Water: Science, Practice and Policy,” will focus on the latest water-related research, programming, practice and policy in Nebraska and the Great Plains, she said. The USGS NEWSC is cosponsoring this event. The November 14 water conference will focus on information of interest to practicing attorneys, but is open to all. The NU College of Law and the Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association are cosponsoring this event. Both days will feature natural resources economist Mark Buckley of ECONorthwest. On November 13 he’ll discuss the economics of green infrastructure to meet Clean Water Act requirements, including value for smaller

communities. For the lawyers on November 14, Buckley will describe how water and ecosystem services are valued for legal and other purposes, using case studies to illustrate his points. Tuesday’s conference will open with Eric Evenson discussing “A Water Census for the Nation.” Evenson is the USGS national coordinator for “WaterSMART,” the national water census. Next will be “Water Funding: Financing Nebraska’s Water Future,” which will feature panelists considering alternatives for funding water projects and research in Nebraska going forward. Panelists are W. Don Nelson, Chris Langemeier and Dayle Williamson. Rounding out the morning will be Iowa State University’s Richard Cruse presenting a new report on “Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality,” and Jesse Bradley, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, on the state’s new approach to evaluating fully appropriated river basins in Nebraska. “An extended noon hour will feature the popular combined poster session and ‘roaming’ lunch,” Benson said. “This opportunity to view posters and visit with other attendees while enjoying a wide selection of finger foods has been a hit with conference goers, so it’s back.” More than 20 afternoon breakout sessions will feature more details on a range of water topics related to research, programming and policy, including a current controversial proposal to shift to groundwater irrigation in Nebraska’s Central Platte Natural Resources District and details on DNR’s new integrated management approach. 

Details of morning general sessions and afternoon breakout sessions can be found online (http://watercenter. unl.edu/Symposium2012/2012_Symposium_ Plenary.pdf).

Wednesday’s Water Law Conference will begin with “Hydrology 101” by UNL geoscientist Jesse Korus and then move to “Water Rights Transfers: Private Sales and NRD Transfers” by Daniel Lindstrom of Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom and Holbrook, P.C., LLO. Later in the morning, David Bargen with Rembolt Ludtke LLP will present “Governmental Liability For Water In The Wrong Place: Lessons From The Columbus Sewer Back-up Case,” followed by Anthony Schutz of NU’s College of Law reviewing what’s new in water law nationally that could impact Nebraska. Afternoon sessions include one on administrative practice before the Nebraska Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality by LeRoy Sievers and Annette Kovar of those respective departments and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Water Disputes” by Stephen Moss of Mattson, Ricketts, Davies, Stewart and Calkins. Marcus Powers, a lawyer as well as co-owner and head brewer for Zipline Brewing Company, will present “Turning Water into Beer: The Impact of Federal, State and Local Laws on Craft Breweries.” Sandy Zellmer of NU’s College of Law will address 40 years of Supreme Court jurisprudence on the U.S. Clean Water Act and Tom Wilmoth of Blankenau Wilmoth LLP will discuss ethics in water law practice. Continuing legal education credits are available for Nebraska and Colorado and are pending for Iowa. More information about both events, including detailed agendas and online registration, is at watercenter.unl.edu. Registering for either day is $155. A discounted rate of $270 applies if registering for both days. Additional questions can be directed to Benson at 402-472-7372 or lbenson2@unl.edu.

World Food Prize Laureate to speak at UNL “Where America Must Lead: Ensuring the World Can Feed its People” is the topic Thursday, November 15, when 2003 World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini is the Heuermann Lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Bertini will speak at 3:30 p.m. in Hardin Hall, 33rd and Holdrege, on UNL’s East Campus. A 3 p.m. reception precedes the lecture. A professor of public administration and international relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Bertini is a leader in public sector management, international organizations, humanitarian relief, agricultural development, gender programming and nutrition policy. She also is co-chair of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative of The Chicago Council of Global Affairs, chair of its Girls in Rural Economies Initiative and co-chair of its U.S. Agriculture and Food Policy. For two years she was a senior fellow, agricultural development, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In her lecture Bertini will talk about a world where food costs more than rent; where certain types of basic foods are not available; where people riot for food, and governments establish policies to bar food exports. Actually, Bertini says, all those actions occurred somewhere in the world in the last several years, adding, “if the world is not successful in growing 60 percent more food by mid-century, these problems could be on our doorsteps, as well.” The United States is positioned to play a leadership role to ensure enough food is grown and accessible throughout the world so that by 2050, each country, most communities and many more families can be stronger and much more self-

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR

sufficient in food production, Bertini said. “America’s tools include its innovative private sector, the excellent education and research available at land-grant universities, its government agencies supporting development, its active nongovernmental organizations, and the strong commitment of its citizens to help people throughout the world help themselves to improve their lives,” she added. “This requires strong, even outspoken, leadership by the U.S. president, administration, Congress and people,” Bertini said. “The U.S. has always been generous. Now we need to be smarter, stronger and more focused in our work in order to meet the challenges of this millennium.” Bertini was the driving force behind reform of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) when she served 10 years as WFP chief executive. She was honored as a World Food Prize Laureate for her WFP leadership in ending famine and decreasing hunger. WFP’s institutional changes under her leadership were cited by the U.S. government and the WFP’s 36-government board as models of UN reform, and placed the food aid agency in the forefront of international agencies in efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and income. Bertini was widely praised for her efforts at the UN WFP to end famine in North Korea, avert starvation in Afghanistan, ensure food was delivered effectively during crises in Bosnia and Kosovo, quickly reach Hurricane Mitch flood victims in Central America, and avert mass starvation in the Horn of Africa. Following her WFP assignment, Bertini held other key positions for the UN, and served twice as the secretary-general’s envoy, once for drought

in the Horn of Africa, and once for humanitarian needs in Gaza and the West Bank. She continues to organize assistance to increase the number of girls in developing countries’ schools. “Catherine Bertini’s insight and expertise into what it takes to feed the world – in times of crisis and long-term – and her untiring passion for and devotion to this work, make her a wonderful addition to our Heuermann Lecturers,” said Ronnie Green, Harlan vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, home of the Heuermann (pronounced Hugh-er-man) Lectures. “In July 2010 she was named as the only U.S. member on the new High Level Panel of Experts which advises the Committee on Food Security in Rome. President George W. Bush appointed her and President Barack Obama reappointed her as a member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development which advises the U.S. Agency for International Development. We very much look forward to her lecture.” Heuermann Lectures focus on providing and sustaining enough food, natural resources and renewable energy for the people of the world, and on securing the sustainability of rural communities where the vital work of producing food and renewable energy occurs. They are made possible by a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, long-time university supporters with a strong commitment to Nebraska’s production agriculture, natural resources, rural areas and people. The lecture streams live at heuermannlectures. unl.edu, and all Heuermann Lectures are archived at that site shortly after the lecture. Heuermann Lectures are broadcast on NET2 World at a date following the lecture.


Managing short feed supplies after the drought

By Alfredo DiCostanzo, animal scientist with University of Minnesota Extension Because most of the states hit by the 2012 drought were in the corn-producing areas of the country, serious feed shortages will occur for most livestock operations this winter. Yet, in spite of this ominous forecast, beef cattle producers likely will rely on the ability of their cattle to adapt to a variety of diets and ingredients. However, feeding strategies must be reviewed before considering use of drought-stricken crops and forages. For cow-calf operations, this winter will represent an opportunity to incorporate research-based discoveries when managing feed offerings to wintering beef cows. Cow-calf producers planning to have sufficient forage and grain inventories for winter in northern climates must consider stocking approximately 1,000 pounds of hay per cow during winter. This is approximately one large round bale per cow. Avoid hay waste during feeding Given the feed shortages, it is even more important than usual to avoid hay wastage during feeding. When delivering hay to cows, producers must ensure that only the hay that will be consumed over a 24-hour period is delivered in a feeder. Data from the University of Minnesota beef research facilities at Grand Rapids and Rosemount indicate that hay wastage is kept to within 5 percent when cows are fed long hay in a round bale feeder or ground hay in a feed bunk. Greater losses (over 18 percent) are expected when large bales are simply rolled or shredded onto the ground. Additional hay waste reductions occurred when limiting time access to hay feeder. Limited access by cows to round bale feeders for 14 hours reduced hay waste further. Because hay may not be readily available in certain regions, some producers are looking into alternatives for securing a forage supply in support of wintering beef cows or growing backgrounding cattle. Drought-stricken corn or other forage fields and lateseason planting of wheat or triticale provide possible alternatives to short hay supplies. Each option must be considered carefully; the former may lead to increased nitrate or other toxin concentrations in forage, and the latter is dependent on the extent of early drought recovery. Grazing or feeding winter wheat or triticale hay may lead to nitrate toxicosis, acidosis or grass tetany. Therefore, monitoring nitrate concentrations, providing sufficient calcium and magnesium mineral supplementation, and supplementing cattle with hay or straw may be needed to avoid these potential issues. For more information on feed supply management, visit http://www.extension.umn.edu/beef/.

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

NEW - IN STOCK Massey-Ferguson Hesston 2170

NEW - IN STOCK Hesston 2856A round balers

5x6 bale, net or twine

3x4 square baler, tandem axle

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

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USED EQUIPMENT

Haying Equipment

Flowering dogwoods

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I planted two flowering dogwoods in my front yard. I planted azalea bushes and perennial flowers around the base. The trees have been in the ground for nearly two years. One tree is flourishing with lots of leaf development and a few blooms in the spring. The tree also is getting taller. The second dogwood appears to be in some distress. We were hit with a hurricane last fall, so the tree was whipped back and forth by the wind. It wound up bent over at a 45-degree angle to the ground. Before winter, I secured it in place with stakes and lines and was careful not to damage the branches and trunk with rope. It stayed upright all winter but has not put out any leaves this spring. The round buds are there, but they never opened into leaves. The trunk and branches seem to be in good shape. I took a small branch end that was not much thicker than a toothpick and broke it to see if it was dead. It didn’t break clean like a dead piece of wood does. This made me think that the tree may recover. Should I give it a lot of water because we have had a dry spring? I have treated it with a Miracle-Gro solution. I am interested in hearing your thoughts, and thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give me. A: Well, I wouldn’t bet the farm that the tree will recover. When a tree has gone through a trauma such as you describe, there is a good chance of internal structural damage that could spell doom for the tree. I’d give it until Memorial Day weekend to see what happens. If no leafing out takes place by then, I’d say take it out and replace with a new planting. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.

Hesston 565A round baler, twine only. Very low bale count..$8500 2007 Hesston 5556A round baler, twine only, 4900 bales...$29,900 Hesston 856A round baler, 10,000 bales..............................$13,900 1989 Hesston 560 round baler, 1000 PTO, new belts........$3000 2002 John Deere 567 round baler, twine/net, mega wide pickup...... .............. Just In - Call for price 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.......$5500

Misc. Irrigation

T&L 6 tower pivot, 3 years old, never used.................................. CALL Natural gas engines, pumps....CALL Additional used mainline, call us

Truck

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

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

Tractors

International 1256 2WD, cab, loader, bale spear and duals....... $13,250

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

Miscellaneous

New Holland 2000 big square baler..............................$13,900 New Holland 1425 self-propelled baler..................................$8450 New Holland 1045 2 wide self propelled balewagon, 6 cyl gas engine..............................$4599 Hesston 6600 swather with 14-ft. hay header, conditioner....$6900 Hesston 1014 14-ft. hydro swing with double sickle..............$3000

Hydra-Dec

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

John Deere 4 row 3-point corn planter..............................$1895 Melroe 23-ft. cultivator with harrows, hydraulic wing lift..............$3999

Round Bale Bed * Synchronized Telescoping Arms * Extendable Arms * Joy Stick Control

3 bottom rollover plow..............$895 12-ft. offset disc.......................$850


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The evolution of new beef cuts – Part 1

By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist With the goal of identifying value added cuts of the beef carcass due to depressed beef prices in the late 1990’s, the Beef Promotion and Operating Committee, who authorizes expenditures from the Beef Checkoff, allocated funding to profile the characteristics of muscles from the chuck and round. The objective of the project was to identify the physical and chemical characteristics of each muscle in an effort to find their optimal use, thereby generating optimal carcass value. The project was called, ‘Muscle Profiling’. As the beef animal myology was researched, results were then disseminated back to packers, processors, purveyors, researchers and developers, retailers, foodservice, and others in the industry to maximize value. For the past twenty-to-thirty years, the majority of beef cuts found in the retail case have been marketed as boneless cuts. Thus it has been important for cutting consistency, that meat cutters’ have knowledge of the beef animal musculature or myology. In addition, change in the industry toward more convenience-oriented products using single muscles was also driving a need for identification of cuts to meet these needs. Coordination of the bovine myology project was overseen by the Research, Education, and Innovation department of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The research was done on fed-steer and heifer carcasses and jointly conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska and the University of Florida. This extensive study yielded information on the chuck and round — never before identified. Characterization of 39 primary muscles were identified from the research project and included information such as physical characterization, Warner-Bratzler shear force, sensory panel tests, and analysis of such factors such as fat, moisture, color, pigment, and other product characteristics. The knowledge gained has opened the door to optimal use for many new muscles originating in the chuck and round, increasing demand for these previously underutilized cuts. After the initial ‘Muscle Profiling’ project on fed cattle was completed, a follow-up study took place to profile the muscles of cow carcasses and categorize the differences between beef and dairy cow carcasses. CattleFax estimates the added value to the industry as a result of the identification of the new shoulder clod cuts is $50 to $70 per head and the value of the new chuck roll cuts, when selling nationally will be $40-$50 per head for the industry. More information about The Bovine Myology & Muscle Profiling project can be found online on the Bovine Myology website (http:// bovine.unl.edu).

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New alternatives to antibiotics help keep animals healthy By Agricultural Research Service

When a bacterial infection threatens our health, our immune system kicks in to counter the threat, but sometimes the infection is too powerful to handle without help. In that situation, antibiotics may be needed to treat the illness. The same is true for animals. Antibiotics have long been used to fight dangerous microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and parasites. They are essential for human and animal health and continue to save lives as well as enhance animal production and efficiency. Over the years, concerns have increased about certain bacterial strains’ ability to develop resistance to antibiotics. In response to these concerns, effective alternative technologies have been developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and others to help improve animal production and protect animal health and food safety. Fighting Foodborne Bacteria with Organic Compounds One alternative to antibiotics is a patented invention that uses organic compounds to combat foodborne bacterial pathogens in animals’ intestines. Microbiologist Robin Anderson and his colleagues at the ARS Food and Feed Safety Research Unit in College Station, Texas, developed the technology. They demonstrated that chlorate (salt or sodium) and nitro compounds were successful in reducing and killing important foodborne pathogens like Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella. Nitro compounds are organic substances that contain one or more nitro groups, which consist of three atoms—one of nitrogen and two of oxygen—that act as one. A chlorate-based compound mixed into feed or water was shown to be highly effective in reducing E. coli in cattle and Salmonella in turkeys and broiler chickens. However, chlorate has not been approved for commercial use in food animals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Salmonella causes more than 1.3 million cases of human foodborne disease each year, resulting in about $2.4 billion in economic losses. The most effective treatment was a combination of nitro and chlorate compounds, Anderson says. “An attractive aspect of the nitro compound technology is that it also kills methane-producing bacteria that reside in the stomach of cattle and sheep,” Anderson says. “This means it has the potential to not only reduce production costs, but also to reduce the release of an important animal-generated greenhouse gas into the environment.” The technology could also be used instead of specific antibiotics to treat diarrheal infections in young animals, according to Anderson. Alternative Treatments for Poultry Devising technologies that can used in

poultry production without reliance on medications is part of the research efforts of scientists at the ARS Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Beltsville, Maryland. Avian immunologist Hyun Lillehoj has formed partnerships with industry leaders, university researchers, international scientists and her colleagues in the BARC Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, which have led to the development of effective technologies that help control poultry diseases. Lillehoj’s research includes examining the effects of phytochemicals derived from safflower, plums, peppers, cinnamon, green tea and other plants in enhancing the immune system of chickens. She has also studied the beneficial effects of probiotics, which are live, nonpathogenic bacteria that promote health and balance of the intestinal tract. In addition, Lillehoj investigates the capacity of host innate immune molecules and genetic markers to help fight parasitic diseases like coccidiosis, which causes annual losses of more than $600 million in the United States and $3.2 billion worldwide. “We have identified several chicken genetic markers that influence parasitic diseases like coccidiosis,” Lillehoj says. “We hope to eventually identify genetic markers that will make it possible to select and breed birds for enhanced disease resistance.” Scientists are looking at host innate immune molecules—produced by chickens during an infection—that have antimicrobial activity. These molecules can kill pathogens, improve host immune response and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the poultry gut. The team has identified one such molecule called NK lysin. “NK lysin proteins are produced by host lymphocytes that are activated by parasites during coccidiosis infection in the gut,” Lillehoj says. “We made recombinant NK lysin proteins and demonstrated for the first time that this chicken recombinant antimicrobial protein not only kills chicken coccidia, Neospora and Cryptosporidia, which infect large animals and humans, respectively, but also shows bioactivity against avian leukosis virus-transformed tumor cells.” A Dose of Vitamin D to Ease Mastitis The most costly and most common disease in dairy cattle may soon have a new treatment option. A natural remedy— vitamin D—has been shown to delay and reduce the severity of mastitis infection in animals. Mastitis, which affects the mammary gland or udder, costs the U.S. economy an estimated $2 billion per

year. The disease can lead to a reduction in milk production, milk quality and income for dairy producers. In some cases, infected cows must be removed from herds. Scientists at the ARS National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa, examined the role of vitamin D in altering the response of the cow’s immune system to Streptococcus uberis, a mastitis pathogen. “Research shows that specific levels of vitamin D need to be in the blood stream to prevent conditions like rickets, or softening of the bones,” says molecular biologist John Lippolis, in the NADC Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit. “A higher level needs to be in the blood for proper immune function, but generally, milk has very little vitamin D until it is fortified during processing.” Lippolis and his colleagues at NADC used a form of vitamin D called pre-hormone 25 hydroxyvitamin D that’s found in blood, but not in milk. Animals treated with vitamin D had a significant reduction in bacteria counts and less clinical signs of severe infection compared to untreated cows. In the early stage of the infection, as vitamin D reduced the bacterial counts, milk production was greater in the treated animals. Scientists also looked at bovine serum albumin (BSA) in milk, as well as somatic cell counts—immune cells that enter the mammary gland to fight infection. 

“BSA is a protein in blood that becomes a marker in milk to indicate when an infection gets really bad,” Lippolis says. “The barrier between the milk and the blood can become a little bit degraded, indicating the severity of the disease.” Results showed that vitamin D affects the immune system and suggested that it could help reduce the need for antibiotics in treating mastitis. Lippolis says that vitamin D also has the potential to decrease other bacterial and viral diseases such as respiratory tract infections. For more information about animal disease research, contact Cyril Gay or Eileen Thacker, co-leaders of the ARS National Program #103, Animal Health. For food safety research, contact Mary Torrence, leader of ARS National Program #108, Food Safety (animal and plant products).


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Scientists encourage citizens to heed signs of climate change By K-State Research and Extension

If ever there was a year to make one think about climate change, it may be this year. “July marked the 36th consecutive July and 329th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average,” said Johannes Feddema, professor of geography at the University of Kansas. “The last below-average temperature July was July 1976 and the last below-average temperature month was February 1985.” Feddema, who was speaking at the recent “Adapting to a Changing Climate on the Central Great Plains Conference” hosted by Kansas State University (K-State), said that so far, 2012 is the 10th warmest year on record globally, but in the U.S. it is the warmest year on record. “Farmers already know how dry it is, coming into planting season in the context of their crops,” he said. “We as a society need to think about that, too.” In more than 117 years of records, July 2012 stands alone as not only the hottest July on record in the lower 48 United States, but also the hottest of any month on record in that time span, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). To put it another way, July 2012 was the hottest of more than 1,400 months that we’ve gone through since 1895. The average temperature for the contiguous United States during July was 77.6 degrees F., which was 3.3 degrees above the 20th century average, marking the warmest July and all-time warmest month on record for the nation in a period that dates back to 1895, he added. The previous warmest July for the nation was July 1936, when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4 degrees. “Our low temperatures now are much higher than they were in the ‘30s,” Feddema said, in comparing this year with the infamous drought years of the 1930s. “If we look back at the 1930s, average global temperatures were not that exceptional globally. The drought generally only affected the central U.S.” He cited Environmental Protection Agency records covering 100 years from 1900 to 2000, that illustrated the average last spring frost and the first fall frost in the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Since 1970, the first fall frost has been trending later. 
Climate Change and Agriculture Agriculture contributes to climate change, but also is and will continue to be affected by climate change and variability, said Charles (Chuck) Rice, K-State university distinguished professor in agronomy. “Citizens are already responding to climate change and some don’t even know it,” said K-State agronomy professor Dan Devlin. “Farmers are planting earlier than they did 30 or 40 years ago. We also have more double cropping.” Some conference speakers presented data showing that in general, the first fall freeze is coming later and the last spring freeze is coming earlier. Even with evidence of earlier frost-free dates in the spring, however, farmers have to gauge the risk - if they plant early, they can still end up with the devastation of a killing freeze, said Stacy Hutchinson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering at K-State. In most crops so far, there’s been a negative impact on yields from the changes occurring in the climate, Rice said, adding that yields have generally gone up in Kansas because of the development of better varieties, better management and better equipment. But there’s more variability in

growing conditions. “Every one of these dips has been related to weather,” said Rice as he displayed a chart showing crop yield trends. “Irrigation can moderate that, but can’t make up for the whole impact of the variability.” Diseases that infect plants can be an indicator of climate change, said Karen Garrett, who is a plant pathologist at K-State. She gave the example of soybean rust, a disease that she and a team of researchers are currently studying. Soybean rust overwinters in the south and infects soybean plants as it moves north during the warmer months of the growing season. What happens if overwintering for diseases like this becomes easier farther north? Rice, who served on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, provided the IPCC report’s projected changes for the climate of the U.S. Midwest, including fewer extreme high temperatures in summer in the short term, but more in the long term, as well as higher nighttime temperatures in both summer and winter. The report also predicted increased temperature variability. The IPCC report also projected about 10 percent more precipitation annually in the Midwest, as well as a change in seasonality. Most of the increase in precipitation is expected to come in the first half of the year, meaning wetter springs and drier summers. There is also more variability in summer precipitation expected, including more intense rain events which could mean more runoff. Rice said changes in agriculture practices have the potential to make a significant impact on climate change. As a soil scientist, he studies carbon sequestration - the process of transforming carbon in the air (carbon dioxide, or CO2) into stored soil carbon. Carbon dioxide is taken up by plants through photosynthesis, and incorporated into living plant matter. As the plants die, the carbonbased leaves, stems, and roots decay in the soil and become soil organic matter. How can carbon sequestration aid in the fight against climate change? Atmospheric carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases trap heat that is reflected from the earth’s surface. This heat buildup could lead to global warming. Through carbon sequestration, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are reduced as soil organic carbon levels are increased. If the soil organic carbon is undisturbed, it can stay in the soil for many years as stable organic matter. This carbon is then sequestered, or removed from the pool available to be recycled to the atmosphere. This process reduces CO2 levels in the atmosphere, reducing the chances of global warming. Rice estimated that 20 percent or more of targeted CO2 emission reductions could be met by agricultural soil carbon sequestration. In cropland, some steps farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas include: reduce tillage; rotate crops so as to have less bare fallow and increased crop intensity; plant cover crops; use fertilizer efficiently; and use irrigation efficiently. 
More information is available at: • Soil Carbon Center (http:// soilcarboncenter.k-state.edu/carbcycle.html) • Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership (http://www.greatplainsclimate. org) • United States Global Change Research Program (http://www.globalchange.gov/ what-we-do/assessment/nca-overview) • National Climate Data Center (http:// www.ncdc.noaa.gov)

Ruby Valley Invitational

By Cody Boucher, reporter, Ruby Valley FFA Late September the Ruby Valley FFA chapter hosted their annual Ruby Valley Invitational. The Ruby Valley FFA chapter has been hosting RVI since 1972. The event was held September 25th and 370 students from FFA chapters across the state competed in range and soils, livestock evaluation, and forestry. In the varsity range and soils competition Shields Valley had two teams competing with one team getting first and the other team getting third. The Park chapter placed second. For individual scores John Walker from Park placed first, Justin Auger from Shields Valley placed second, and Kayla Hogenson from Shields Valley placed third. In the junior varsity competition for range and soils Shields Valley placed first, Park placed second, and Stevensville placed third. For individuals Caitlin Boyd, Hannah George, and Clay Scidmore from Shields Valley placed first, second, and third. In varsity livestock evaluation Missoula chapter placed first, Fergus chapter placed second, and the Beaverhead chapter placed third. For individuals Austin Standley from Missoula placed first, Kayla Meine from Beaverhead placed second, and Cody Boyce from Fergus placed third. For junior varsity in livestock evaluation the Park chapter placed first, Victor chapter placed second, and the Beaverhead chapter placed third. For individual scores Caleb Rich from Victor placed first, Albert Koenig from Belgrade placed second, and Delaney Krenning from Cascade placed third. In the forestry competition the Ruby Valley chapter placed first, Big Timber chapter placed second, and the Beaverhead chapter placed third. In individuals Austin Huttinga from Ruby Valley placed first, Colter Guinanne from Ruby Valley placed second, and Mike Stenberg from Big Timber placed third. The Ruby Valley FFA chapter and alumni would like to thank the US Forest Service for their help with forestry, NRCS Office and Morse Land Company for their help with the range and soils competition, and Horse Creek Hay and Cattle, John Smith, Mike Stender Ranch, Boyd Angus Ranch, 5L Red Angus, and Cal Ward for their help with livestock evaluation. We would also like to thank all other individuals who helped make this year’s Ruby Valley Invitational possible, without your hard work this competition would be impossible to put on.

Cottonwood seeds

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have a somewhat scientific question about cottonwood trees. What triggers the tree to release its seeds? It seems as though the trees release a ton of seeds at once, rather than a slow, continuous stream. This leads me to believe that the release is triggered. I haven’t been able to pin down a time of day, temperature or amount of daylight that seems to be a trigger. Any ideas? A: A long time ago, as a graduate student, I could have given you a better answer than I am going to be able to do today. I’ve forgotten too much stuff through the years to be able to hit the nail on the head in answering your question. It all boils down to timing. About two months after cottonwood trees bloom, the fluffy seeds release into the wind for dispersal across the landscape. The progressive release of seeds into the air can last as long as eight weeks on each tree. Flowering time and release of seeds can vary among female trees. This means that if multiple trees exist in a grove, they may not bloom and cast seeds at the same time. In the northern part of its natural range, cottonwood trees drop seeds from June through mid-July. Farther south, it is from May to mid-July. The timing is dependent on the accumulation of sufficient hormonal levels to get the seeds to the perfect stage of ripeness so they are capable of germination upon landing at their final destination. It’s all about the survival of the species. Of course, there would be no cotton if there were no male trees around to disperse the pollen. Again, timing is important and can vary from year to year, depending on the shifting weather of our seasons. If the pollen is teased into ripening but then gets zapped by a sudden cold snap, no fertilization would occur and there would be little to no cotton. This is as good of an answer as I can come up with at this point. If someone reads this and can make an additional contribution to the answer, I’d welcome it and pass it on to you. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


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By K-State Research and Extension Topsy-turvy weather this summer and fall posed plenty of challenges for livestock producers - one of which is the possibility of increased nitrate and prussic acid levels in forages, according to Kansas State University (K-State) veterinarian, Larry Hollis. Producers in some parts of the state saw new plant growth after much-needed rains this fall, following months of severe drought. Testing of some forage supplies, however, indicated nitrate levels above safe levels in some cases, said Hollis, who is a beef cattle specialist with KState Research and Extension. Dave Kehler director of the K-State Research and Extension office in El Dorado, Kansas, is encouraging producers to test before turning cattle out on new-growth forages. “We have sent samples of corn, forage sorghum, milo and millet,” Kehler said. “Only one of those tests came back with a safe nitrate level. One was medium (7,070 parts per million dry matter basis). The others have been high (10,000-15,000 ppm) and some others over 18,000.” Kehler said that all prussic acid tests that he’s aware of in his area have been low, but they were all taken before a recent fall freeze. “A lot of this unusual nitrate situation is a result of producers fertilizing their crops with nitrogen and the nitrogen not being utilized from the soil because of the low level of grain or forage production resulting from the drought,” Hollis said. “The available nitrogen in the soil was only partially utilized by the original plant growth. Some of the original growth was already high in nitrate because of poor movement of nitrogen into the upper parts of the plants (leaves and corn ears or sorghum heads). The regrowth of plants that were still alive, or new growth of volunteer plants from scattered corn or milo seed, pulled a lot of available soil nitrogen into these live plants, resulting in the high nitrate levels currently being detected.” In addition to the nitrate levels, Hollis is encouraging producers to check for prussic acid levels in any forages that were green and growing at the time of the recent freezing nights. “If leaves on the plants had already turned brown and dried up prior to any recent rain, then prussic acid is not a concern,” he said. “If re-growth of green leaves, development of tillers, or volunteer growth of plants occurred, then prussic acid could be a problem.” Hollis also fielded at least one report of high nitrate levels in both turnips and oats. Given the extreme weather conditions, we are seeing toxic levels in plants that we don’t normally suspect,” Kehler said. “For this reason, we are encouraging producers to have tests done.” “The bottom line is, test for nitrates before turning cattle out on any new crop growth,” Hollis said.

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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I estimate my silver maple was planted around the time the house was built (1938). There are some new dead branches at the top of the tree. Is this a sign that the tree is on the decline? I love the tree and it adds such character to our home. Any recommendations on how to take care of this tree? A: Judging from the size of the tree and other silver maples I’ve seen that are the same size as prewar housing, I’d say you are approximately correct on the age of the tree. With proper care, it can continue to live for many more years with grace and beauty. I would strongly suggest making contact with an ISA certified arborist to do some selective pruning. Also, ask for age documentation of the tree. This can be done with an increment borer that will pull a pencil-sized plug out of the center of the tree. With the plug, an annual ring count can be made to establish the age of the tree. It also serves as a safety check to see if any internal decay has taken place. If there is some decay, it can be determined to what extent the tree may pose a hazard in your yard. Be sure to check credentials and ask for references before allowing work to be carried out on this tree. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu.edu.


Update your small-business marketing strategies

Marketing your business the same old way may not get you the results you want. For some time, entrepreneurs wanting to build a successful small business have been encouraged to use these four P’s of marketing: price, place, promotion and production. “Today the world has changed, though,” says Glenn Muske, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s rural and agribusiness enterprise development specialist. “New technology has come into play, businesses now operate in a global marketplace, and our favorite stores may not be in our town or in our state. They may not even have a ‘place,’ or a brick and mortar location.” The new P’s of marketing are passion, purpose, positioning and personality. “Business success begins with the owner’s personal desire to be in business, a successful business,” says Muske. “Defining success is something only the owner can do, but it must include making a profit and also enjoying what one is doing. “Without anticipated profits, it is a hobby,” Muske adds. “And if you don’t enjoy it, your heart will not be into seeing it through, and your days will feel endless. You have to have passion.” If the owner has passion, he or she also must be able to identify the purpose of the business. “Selling widgets just to sell widgets may not be enough to keep your business going,” says Muske. “Customers are drawn to a business that provides them a benefit, one that offers value. Benefit and value lead to building consumer trust and loyalty.” The idea is to help make your customer the personal spokesperson for your company, says Muske. You want your business to have a reputation as one to do business with time after time. By defining the business purpose and understanding the benefits its products and services offer, a company has taken the first steps toward establishing a position in the market. The company can spell out how it differs from its competitors and find gaps in the market that it can penetrate effectively. Positioning allows the company to clearly identify itself to its key market segments while understanding that it might need different marketing methods and messages for each segment. “The final P for the successful business today is having and showing its personality,” says Muske. “This goes back to the idea of branding we hear so much about. It isn’t enough to just say this is what we do. Today’s consumers are looking for companies that ‘walk the walk.’” Successful companies today show their value, mission and purpose daily, Muske notes. To a large degree, businesses can accomplish this by being innovative and inspirational, and offering a relaxed and even fun atmosphere while serving their customers and community. “Marketing remains key to business success,” Muske says. “Yet your small business and its marketing campaign must focus on a different set of criteria to meet the changing environment in which you operate.” For more information on marketing, visit NDSU’s smallbusiness website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/smallbusiness. You will find resources and links to help your business grow and succeed. Take the opportunity to sign up for the monthly newsletter. More updates are available through its social media outlets. You also can visit www.eXtension.org/entrepreneurship. Federal and state resources such as the Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Centers also are prepared to help.

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Wild asparagus

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: We’ve seen a lot of plants that appear to be wild asparagus. How do we know if it really is asparagus? If not, what is it? I read on a website that wild asparagus should turn a burnt orange in the fall. When is the best time to harvest it? Can it be transplanted to our garden? A: Wild and domestic asparagus are the same. The plants can be transplanted after a hard frost. You will be able to confirm that the plants are asparagus next spring when the spears start to appear. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

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New

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New Augers – IN STOCK

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

8x36 8x41 10x70 13x70

• 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.

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

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

New Holland BR780A round baler... JUST IN

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

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

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

CONSIGNMENTS Gleaner R60 combine with pickup header & 36-ft. MacDon 960 header............... $25,000 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 Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 30-ft. header, pickup header.................................. $40,000 Massey-Ferguson 8560 combine, 24-ft. header............................................. $28,000 Case 8840 swather........................ COMING IN 2-Universal II 25-ft. pickup reels. Each... $2500 MacDon 9352i swather, 14-ft. hay header........ ........................................................ $65,000 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 Bean sprayer, 300 gallon, 100-ft. hose reel.$1250

New Danuser & Wheatheart Post Hole Diggers Most all sizes on hand

NEW Post Pounders IN STOCK

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

After Season IN STOCK Sale

Call for your Twine and Net Wrap needs

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

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Lawn Mowers - IN STOCK 4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls, MT

Massey-Ferguson 1652 tractor with loader....... . ......................................................... $26,250 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 John Deere 270 skid steer.................. $19,900 Concord 1100 24-ft. air drill with Concord tow between cart................................... $18,900 New Holland 580 16x18 square baler... $9900 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 Melroe 516 19-ft., 3-pt. duckfoot............. $1500 Danuser J20/80 3-pt. digger................... $2000 Ford 5-ft., 3-pt. rotary mower.................... $500

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

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

USED AUGERS & GRAIN DECK

Wheatheart 13x80 auger.......... JUST TRADED Farm King 10x80 swing hopper............ $10,900 Farm King 13x70 auger........................ $10,500 Farm King 13x70 swing hopper auger with power hopper mover.................................... $10,000 Farm King 13x70 swing hopper............ $10,000 Farm King 10x36 PTO............................. $4500 Westfield 13x70 swing auger................ $10,500 Westfield 13x70 swing auger................ $10,000 Alloway 10x71 swing hopper................... $3300 Alloway 10x61 swing hopper auger......... $3000

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Massey Ferguson® 7600 Series Tractors

NEW Vermeer BPX9000 Bale Processor

140 - 180 hp

More Power. More Choices. More performance.

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 HEADERS

MacDon 25-ft. draper header, fits 7000 & 9000 Series............................................ JUST IN 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

USED PROCESSORS

Vermeer BP8000 processor, right hand discharge............................................$13,900

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 with 14-ft. & 25-ft. USED MISCELLANEOUS headers............................................ $19,900 NEW Universal U2 25-ft. pickup reel fits New Hesston 1360 13-ft. rotary disc, hydro-swing.... Holland 72C, 73C & 74C and International . .......................................................... $9900 2010 & 2020 headers........................$4250 Hesston 1270 hydro swing........JUST TRADED Walinga 7614 grain vac.........................$9900 Hesston 1170 pull-type hydro swing....... $8900 Degelman 12HD dozer..........................$4500 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 New Holland 1116 14-ft. header with push frame for bidirectional.................................... $4500

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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 TRACTORS Steiger 210 4WD tractor..........................CALL Versatile 950 4WD tractor................... $11,900 Versatile 850 4WD tractor................... $10,900 Versatile 400 articulated 4WD.................CALL John Deere 4440 FWA tractor............ $24,900 Ford 7700 2WD, loader & grapple....... $15,900 Case 1570 2WD tractor....................... $10,800 Allis-Chalmers 185 2WD, 3-pt., PTO..... $5500

COMING IN

Vermeer BP7000 bale processor. Vermeer BP8000 bale processor. White 2-65 tractor with loader Massey-Ferguson 212 3-pt. backhoe. Charmac 18-ft. horse trailer. Hanover gooseneck flatbed trailer. Melroe 36-ft. chisel plow. Flexi-Coil 3850 tank with 5000 51-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing.

Challenger MT555B MFD, 130 PTO hp with loader............................................... $79,900

USED TILLAGE

John Deere 28-ft. disc...........................$9900

USED SPRAYERS

USED CONVENTIONAL DRILL

4-Morris MH300 10-ft. grain drills with 12” spacing, transport.....................................$6000 John Deere 9350 30-ft., drills................$4000 1-4-drill hitch for JD 9350, 10-ft. drills.

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Apache AS715 self-propelled, 750 gallon, 90-ft. booms........................................... $130,000 Agco 7650 90-ft. Spra-Coupe........... $124,000 Brandt QF1500 sprayer......................... $9500 Melroe 220 Spra-Coupe...............COMING IN


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Wheat stocks tighten; unprecedented feed usage

By Lisa Elliott, SDSU Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist/Assistant Professor bushels) and subtracting that from the disU.S. wheat stocks measured 2.1 bilappearance (689 million bushels) leaves lion bushels for the first quarter of 2012452 million bushels to be allocated to 2013 marketing year, according to the feed and residual. That estimate amounts United States Department of Agriculture to over twice the projected annual feed/ (USDA) September 1 Grain Stocks report residual use in the September WASDE released on Friday, September 28. This report (220 million bushels). Over the past estimate was about 8% lower than market ten years, U.S. feed and residual usage expectations. Total wheat disappearance has averaged 150 million bushels, and has (consumption and exports) was estimated not been over 300 million bushels since at 908 million bushels, which is a 27% 2000. To put the total into perspective, the increase in comparison to the first quarter U.S. wheat feed and residual use in the of 2011. Quarterly wheat disappearance is first quarter was estimated to be roughly calculated by taking the 2012/13 marketequivalent to the Kansas and Colorado ing year supply (2011/12 marketing year 2012 wheat harvest. ending stocks plus 2012 production) and Given such a large disappearance of subtracting the September 1 estimated wheat in the first quarter, future annual stocks. adjustments likely will be required in upSince the stocks report calculates disapcoming WASDE releases. By adjusting pearance without assuming any imports the September WASDE annual estimates for the quarter, it could be reasoned that to better reflect first quarter estimates, the disappearance is underestimated. Using impact to ending stocks can be projected. the September World Agricultural Supply Using the first quarter 452 million bushel and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report wheat feed/residual estimate for the annual marketing year projections, greater insight estimate, an adjusted annual export estican be gained from the stocks reports. By mate of 1150 million bushels, and assumincluding estimated quarterly imports of ing annual food/seed usage and imports 32.5 million bushels, or 25% of projected remain the same, ending stocks would be annual imports in the September WASDE lowered to 516 million bushels for 2012report, total disappearance would be closer 2013. By using the first quarter wheat feed/ to 940 million bushels. USDA allocates residual estimate for the annual estimate, disappearance of wheat into four categothis assumes that the estimate will not ries in their WASDE reports: food, seed, increase over the next three quarters. The feed/residual, and exports. A closer exami516 million bushels ending stocks estimate nation of the large first quarter disappearis about 26% lower than the September ance points to unprecedented feed usage. WASDE report’s projection of 698 million The disappearance of 940 million bushbushels. The September WASDE report els in the first quarter is examined further had ending stocks to use ratio at 29%. If by subtracting one known component of ending stocks are lowered to 516 million disappearance, first quarter exports (June bushels, ending stocks would be at 20% of through August 30th). First quarter exports use. Over the past ten years, the stocks to were 251 million bushels, according to the Foreign Agricultural Service. With the use ratio has averaged 28%. It has not been annual projected exports of 1,200 million lower than 20% since 2007, when it was bushels, each quarter approximately 300 at 13%. More minor adjustments could be million bushels should be exported to stay made to food usage, export demand, and on pace to the annual projection. First imports, thus keeping ending stocks to use quarter exports were 49 million bushels at higher rates, however. below this pace. Since first quarter exports Regardless, the September 1 Grain are known, this leaves a disappearance of Stocks report suggests that U.S. wheat sup689 million bushels to be allocated beplies likely will be tighter this marketing tween food, seed, and feed/residual. year than anticipated, due to an unexpected Food and seed usage has typically been rate of disappearance in the first quarter. fairly stable on a quarterly basis, averaging As a result, prices may be supported until 237 million bushels in the first quarter for new crop wheat supplies are realized. The the last five years. This figure would be September quarterly grain stocks report right on track with the September WASDE helped rally Chicago December wheat annual food and seed estimate, being alfutures 47 cents to close at $9.02 on Friday, most a quarter of the estimate. Using the September 28th. food and seed usage estimate (237 million

CSU Animal Sciences professor named Top 10 Industry Leader

By Colorado State University on experience in the cattle business. Each A leading beef trade publication named year, the team, comprising about 10 select a faculty member in the Colorado State Animal Sciences students, prepares about University (CSU) Department of Animal 50 bulls and young cows from the CSU Sciences among the region’s Top 10 Inteaching herd for a spring sale. dustry Leaders. Under Ahola’s guidance, the students Jason Ahola, an associate professor of work almost the entire academic year to beef production systems, was the only ready purebred Hereford, purebred Angus Colorado professional recognized as a and Herford-Angus crossbred cattle for 2011 Top 10 Industry Leader by The Cattle the sale, which is attended by about 500 Business Weekly, a leading agricultural buyers. newspaper based in Philip, South Dakota. Ahola also is one of 21 principal investiThe publication annually recognizes cattle gators, and one of five at CSU, to conduct professionals for their leadership. the National Beef Quality Audit, which Cattle Business Weekly cited Ahola’s provides critical data to measure the qualwork as faculty adviser to the CSU Seedity and safety of U.S. beef throughout the stock Merchandising Team, which gives supply chain and across the nation. rising beef-industry professionals hands-


Stronger HRS, durum crops, mixed HRW crop

Every year, USW and several of its partner organizations collect and analyze samples of all six classes of U.S. wheat and compile results in a single report. The USW 2012 Crop Quality Report is now available as an important reference for wheat buyers, millers and wheat food manufacturers around the world. USW representatives and many of our partners have started sharing this information with our customers at our annual series of crop quality seminars. The full report is available at www.uswheat.org/reports/cropQuality. You may also order copies of the printed report by email at info@ uswheat.org. For those who cannot attend a crop quality seminar, “Wheat Letter” provides a brief summary of 2012 results for HRW, hard red spring (HRS) and durum crops below and will share a similar summary of results for U.S. white wheat in the next issue. “Wheat Letter” covered SRW results on August 2. Hard Red Winter (HRW) The 2012 HRW crop was diverse this year, thanks largely to weather conditions that caused variable yields (80.4 kg/ hl average test weight) and a wide range of protein content (12.6% average on 12% moisture basis), but had the positive effects of limited disease and insect pressure as well as good falling numbers. A high percentage (78%) of survey samples graded No. 1 HRW. Overall average thousand kernel weight (29.0 g), however, was slightly lower than the 2011 crop and the five-year average. While overall protein quantity was above 2011 and the five-year average, variable protein quality was evident in milling and baking tests. The alveograph W value (254) was above the five-year average and 2011 and farinograph peak time (5.3 min) was comparable to 2011 and the five-year average, but stability (11.1 min) was significantly lower than 2011. Loaf volume (789 cc) was again lower this year than the previous crop and significantly lower than the five-year average. For the 2012 California HRW crop, yields were somewhat reduced due to a drier than normal growing season, but protein and overall quality were excellent. Hard Red Spring (HRS) and Durum HRS and northern-grown durum acreage rebounded this year, but were stressed late in the growing season by very hot temperatures and limited rainfall. The 2012 HRS crop has very high protein (14.7%), a high grade profile (86% of samples graded No. 1 Dark Northern Spring (DNS)) with improved kernel weights (28.9 g), near zero damaged kernels and low moisture content (11.7%). Functional quality is also somewhat improved with greater dough strength and larger loaf volumes. For the northern durum growing area, more than a 60 percent increase in acreage from 2011 (a record low year) and slightly higher yields resulted in almost double production. More than 50 percent of 2012 northern U.S. durum samples were graded No. 1 Hard Amber Durum (HAD). Average test weight values, vitreous kernel (HVAC) content and falling number all exceeded last year. As with last year, isolated areas had higher damage and DON due to elevated disease pressures. The 2012 Desert Durum® crop, grown in Arizona and California, had slightly below normal yields, but consistently large kernel size and low moisture, traits that contribute to achieving high extraction rates. Buyers can once again know they will receive excellent performance from this identitypreserved durum crop.

Out of control raspberries

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have a large raspberry patch that is out of control and in need of pruning. I plan on cutting a path lengthwise to make two rows. I also would like to trim the tops and sides. What do you think of my plan and how much should I cut off at one time? The plants are healthy and produced a lot of berries this year. A: Go for it. You cannot kill a healthy stand of raspberries. Your plan should make life much easier for you during next year’s harvest. I’ve cut mine down to waist height in the past with no dire consequences. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

Trader’s Dispatch, November 2012 — Page C7

November is “Move ‘em Out” Month - Limited to stock on hand

1995 Sooner all aluminum 3 horse gooseneck with dressing room, tack room, boot box, water tank, rear tack and hay feeders.............. $9999

2003 Featherlite Model #8541 4 horse with dressing room, padded dividers, fold-up rear tack with 4 saddle racks, drop-down windows, fully carpeted dressing room with screen door, newer tires and recent brakes, power jack. Clean trailer................................................. $14,500

New Featherlite 24-ft. aluminum gooseneck stock trailer with 2 sliders. Retail $24,330............................................. $18,800 New Featherlite 8127 20-ft. aluminum gooseneck stock trailer with one center slider. Retail $22,374............................................. $16,947

New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with (2) 7000# axles, bull package, center slider, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $10,652................................................. $9044 24-ft. also in stock................................. Call for pricing

New PJ 24-ft. gooseneck car hauler with (2) #7000 axles, straight deck with 5-ft. slide-in ramps. Retail $5999.................................................... $5315

New PJ 8” channel FULL POWER tilt, 22-ft. deck, 102” wide, (2) 7000# axles with brakes, tool box, traction bars on tail, D-rings. List $7699 Sale Priced...................................................... $6999

New PJ 30-ft. gooseneck with triple 7000# axles and brakes, 5-ft. dovetail with 3 flip over ramps. Hauls 8-ton. List $9699. Regular $8899 Sale Priced...................................................... $8500 New PJ 28-ft. gooseneck with triple 7000# axles and brakes, 2 flip over ramps, popup dovetail. ........................................................................ $8500

New PJ 20-ft. skid steer tilt deck with (2) 7000# axles with brakes, 16-ft. tilt plus 4-ft. stationary deck. List $6199. Regular $5699 Sale Priced...................................................... $5499

D L O

S New PJ 83” x 14-ft. bumper pull dump trailer with tarp kit, split spreader gate. Retail $8028.................................................... $7209

Used 2008 Newmans sledbed, 16-ft. with spare............................................... $3500

New Arrivals

Nice selection of PJ flatbed goosenecks

28-ft. to 30-ft. tandem, tandem dually, triples Call for pricing

New PJ 14-ft. gooseneck dump with fold-down sides, (2) 7000# axles with brakes, scissor hoist, spare tire and carrier. Hauls 11,000#. List $9299. Sale Price with FREE roll tarp......................... $8099

PJ 30-ft. pintle hook flatbed with (2) 10,000# axles with brakes, oil bath hubs, 5-ft. dovetail, 2 flipover ramps, popup center, spare tire. Very nice low mileage trailer. Remaining warranty. Sold new for $9400. Buy this one for................................................ $7700

2012 PJ 18-ft. x 6” channel carhauler with straight deck, 5-ft. slide in ramps, spare tire mount. Was $4512. Now................................................................. $4000

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STRAW AND EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Winter wheat and barley straw. Round bales and 3x3x8 square bales....................................................... $50/ton New Holland 144 hay turner.

Schroder Ranch, (406) 353-2864, Harlem, MT

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2001 Ford F550 4x4 flatbed diesel, 6 speed manual transmission, boxes...........$15,000 2001 International 4900 with DT466, automatic and 50-ft. Versa-Lift...................$17,500

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

Cat 930 wheel loader with cab $25,000

1995 Ford F450 bucket truck with 460-V8, automatic, 32-ft. Telsta bucket.................$7500

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

Yale 4000 lb. propane forklift..................................................... $4000 Pettibone telescopic 8000 lb. forklifts..................................... $15,000 Rough terrain 7000-8000 lb. forklifts.........................$7000 to $9000 1990 Liftall 30-ft. 8000 lb. rough terrain forklift, side shift, Cummins.$9000 1990 Liftall 6000 lb. rough terrain forklift, side shift, Cummins...$9000 Champ 7000 lb. 21-ft. forklift, diesel, side shift, 8-ft. forks......... $7000 Alitec PH60 asphalt grinder for skid steer................................ $7500 Case Maxi Sneaker C trencher/cable plow with Kubota diesel, boring attachment, shows 512 hours............................................. $7500 Ditch Witch 400SX cable plow with trencher............................ $5000 1999 Ditch Witch 410SX cable plow with boring attachment... $7500 Ditch Witch 350SX cable plow.................................................. $5000 2003 Ford F550 service truck, V-10, auto, 3200# IMT crane.$15,000 1997 Ford F800 service truck, 8.3 Cummins, 9 speed, 5000# IMT crane................................................................................ $15,000 1994 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5+2 speed, 6200# IMT crane, compressor, hydraulic outriggers..................................... $12,500 1985 Ford F700 4x4 service truck, IMT 5000 lb. crane, underhood air compressor, outriggers.................................................... $15,000 1985 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5/2 speed, 8000 lb. Auto Crane, compressor.......................................................... $11,000 1994 Ford LN8000 60-ft. bucket truck, 8.3 Cummins, automatic, Reachall bucket..................................................................$15,000 1989 International 41-ft. bucket truck, diesel, automatic....... $10,000 1989 International S1754 DT360, 5/2 speed, Altec 300 bucket.$7500 1987 Ford F800 40-ft. bucket truck, diesel engine, automatic... $6500 1990 Ford L8000 diesel, 6 speed, 16-ft. flatbed dump............. $8000 1988 Ford L8000 diesel, automatic, 14-ft. flatbed dump........... $8000 1981 International 4x4 dump truck, low miles....................... $12,500 16-ft. flatbed dump with hoist..................................................... $3500 1997 Ford F800 crew cab truck, diesel, 9 speed, 5000 lb. crane, welder, grease reel and pump.......................................... $15,000 1986 Ford F800 National 228 37-ft. crane 14-ft. dump bed... $10,000 1992 Ford F800 12-ton line truck with diesel engine, automatic, 45-ft. crane, 18” auger, pole grabber......................................... $10,000 1999 Ford 550 diesel, automatic, flatbed with lift gate.............. $9000

1990 International 4900 service truck, DT466, 5+2-speed, 7500# crane and air compressor..........$17,500

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

1999 Ford F550 4x4 service truck, diesel, automatic, 5000# crane, hydraulic driven air compressor, 200 amp welder.....$20,000

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By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Have you ever wondered why people involved in agriculture give back to their industry by serving in leadership roles when their plate is already very full with daily commitments to their farming/ranching operation? They have chores to do, feed to grind, fence to fix, and cows to manage, not to mention the additional responsibilities to their families and their communities. I recently asked twelve national beef industry leaders to share their insight on the roles and responsibilities of being an agricultural industry leader as a part of a research study I conducted about leadership in agriculture. The most common response voiced by the interview participants on why they were motivated to be in leadership roles — was their willingness to serve their industry. For many of the leaders, their involvement began when they joined their local or state membership association and were willing to take on initial volunteer roles serving on committees or boards to support and contribute to the organization. It was their willingness to get involved, show up at the meetings, take part on a committee and help out the association by lending their interests, experiences or education in any way possible that chartered their roadmap to leadership.  Their willingness to be active and become more visible demonstrated the value these leaders placed on being advocates for the organization and it did not go unnoticed by their fellow peers in the organization. However, along with getting involved comes the responsibility and understanding of the time and effort needed to fulfill the duties bestowed upon them. A willingness to serve the industry meant time away from their family or business and these leaders understood the accountability that comes with serving their industry and organization. In fact, what drove their willingness to serve was their devotion and dedication to their industry. It was their awareness that they could and should have a voice in the industry, from which they make their livelihood, that pushed these leaders to step up to the plate and serve in leadership roles. In a time when the food industry and those who produce the food are often being challenged by those outside their industry, agricultural leaders see it as their commitment and duty to their industry to stand up and be a voice. Today, agricultural leaders imbedded in production agriculture serve in leadership roles for industry associations representing commodities such as beef, pork, poultry, corn, soybeans, etc., to help their industry address issues such as ever-changing international markets, increased regulations and policy issues, just to name a few.  Their journey to leadership began when these agricultural leaders showed a willingness to step forward and serve.  Now their journey is giving back to the industry by serving as a voice on political, consumer, and environmental issues as they work alongside their peers to maintain a sustainable and viable agricultural industry for future generations. As we move into the time of year when many organizations are hosting annual or regional meetings, I encourage you to find time in your busy schedule to contribute your ideas and input to the industry that allows you to keep farming or ranching.

No fruit

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: Last year, my apricot tree had lots of fruit, but it was leaching a sticky liquid. I read that those parts of the tree that are leaching should be removed, so that is what I did. This year, the tree is doing very well and there is no leaching. However, it is not bearing fruit. Any ideas? (France) A: There are many reasons why trees fail to bear fruit. The problem could be rain or cold weather at a time when the pollen is ripe or the stigma is receptive to the pollen, or windy conditions prevented the pollinating insects from being active. It could be too high a nutrient level (especially nitrogen) to set the reproductive organs. Widely fluctuating temperatures in late winter could have caused the flower buds to deharden to the point where a normal freeze killed them. Finally, last year’s heavy fruit production may have exhausted the energy resources of the tree to the point where no flower buds were set. Sex in any form requires energy. Next season, assuming none of the other factors are at play, you should get your apricots back. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


Scientist contributes to mapping of barley genome

By University of Minnesota An international team of researchers, including a University of Minnesota scientist, has developed an integrated physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome, one of the world’s most important and genetically complex cereal crops. Results are published in today’s issue of Nature. The advance will give researchers the tools to produce higher yields, improve pest and disease resistance, and enhance the nutritional value of barley. Importantly, it also will “accelerate breeding improvements to help barley adapt to climate change,” says Gary Muehlbauer, head of the Department of Plant Biology, a joint department of the university’s College of Biological Sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. “That means making barley more resistant to drought and able to use water and nitrogen more efficiently.” Muehlbauer is vice chair of the International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC), which carried out the sequencing. The IBSC (www.barleygenome.org) was founded in 2006 and includes scientists from Germany, Japan, Finland, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and China. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation provided funding for the US part of the effort. The Nature publication provides a detailed overview of the functional portions of the barley genome, the order and structure of most of its 32,000 genes, and a detailed analysis of where and when genes are switched on in different tissues and at different stages of development. It also describes the location of dynamic regions of the genome that carry genes conferring resistance to devastating diseases. This will greatly improve the understanding of the crop’s immune system. In the 1990s, Minnesota had a million acres of barley, but that has dwindled to about 120,000 because an epidemic of Fusarium head blight, which has decimated the crop in this state. Most barley is now grown in North Dakota, Montana and Idaho. “This resource will help make it possible to breed barley that is resistant to various pathogens, that exhibits improved grain quality, and increased drought tolerance and nitrogen use efficiency,” says Muehlbauer, who holds an endowed chair in molecular genetics applied to crop improvement in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. Sequencing of the genome will accelerate research in barley and its close relative wheat. It will also allow breeders and scientists to effectively address the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population as climate change increasingly challenges growers with extreme weather events, according to the USDA. The Nature paper can be found at http://www.nature. com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11543.html. For more information on the IBSC, please visit: www.barleygenome.org.

Squirrels or twig girdlers

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: If it is oak galls the residents at Red Willow Resort are dealing with, would their yard be covered with leaves and stems from their oak trees? One resident has picked up many garbage bags of leaves and small branches that have snapped off. A: Petiole galls would not cause that kind of destruction. The problem could be caused by squirrels, twig girdlers (beetles) or a combination of the two. Prior to chewing the limb off, the female beetle will make slits in the stem and lay eggs. The wind eventually blows these branches out of the tree and spreads the eggs around the area. The eggs hatch in the fall, and the small larvae burrow into the branch and lay dormant during the winter. In the spring, the beetle larvae will feed and develop rapidly in a tunnel inside the branch. Late in the summer, the adult beetles emerge and the cycle starts over. Chemical control is not effective or recommended. Collect the loose branches and burn them or place them in the trash to reduce the population for next year. While the damage can seem unsightly, very little damage actually is done to the tree. If this isn’t it, then I would need a detailed photo or two of what is going on. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.

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By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service About midmorning, I sometimes find no cooking and can be eaten almost anymyself a little low in energy, so I rob my where: • Grain group: Whole-grain minimuffins, lunch bag. I eat the yogurt, crackers or banana or pumpkin bread, whole-grain piece of fruit. Sometimes I eat all of the crackers or air-popped popcorn ready-to-eat foods. • Vegetable group: Baby carrots, brocBy lunchtime, much to my disappointcoli florets or cauliflower ment, sometimes I have one thing left to • Fruit group: Grapes, strawberries or eat. That’s a pretty sad lunch. melon chunks; whole fruits, such as apples, I guess this snacking behavior qualifies oranges and plums; prepackaged fruit cups me as a “grazer,” at least occasionally. or dried fruit Snacking sometimes has bad connota• Milk group: String cheese; low-fat or tions. However, researchers have reported fat-free yogurt positive nutrition outcomes associated with • Meat and beans group: unsalted or snacking, especially among older adults lightly salted nuts and children. For more information, recipes and tips In a study of about 2,000 adults aged about nutrition and fitness, visit http:// 65 or older, 84 percent reported snacking. www.ndsu.edu/eatsmart. When the researchers analyzed their inHere’s a recipe courtesy of the Iowa take of several nutrients and calories, they State University Extension Service that reported that the snackers consumed more will fill your home with the aroma of protein and energy. pumpkin and cinnamon, which is perfect Many older adults have a lower appetite, on a crisp, fall day. so they may shortchange themselves on This recipe features yogurt in place of protein intake or not take in enough caloeggs and whole-wheat flour is substituted ries to meet their nutrition needs. for half of the flour. These modifications Children, with their smaller stomachs, result in a tasty treat that is lower in fat may have a difficult time meeting their and higher in fiber. Bring a piece to work nutrition needs unless healthy snacks are for a snack. provided for them. Pumpkin Bread Regardless of your age, enjoying some 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin healthy snacks helps keep your energy up 1 c. sugar and makes you less likely to overeat later. 1/4 c. canola or sunflower oil Eating smaller, more frequent meals can 1 c. plain, low-fat yogurt help us meet our nutrition needs. 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour Use the recommendations at http:// 1 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour www.choosemyplate.gov/ to guide your 2 tsp. baking powder food choices. You can print out an indi2 tsp. baking soda vidual recommendation based on your age, 2 tsp. cinnamon weight, gender and activity level. 1/2 tsp. salt Although you may be tempted to visit 1 c. raisins a nearby vending machine for a candy bar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large or chips when you feel hungry, try to make mixing bowl, beat together pumpkin, sugar, your snacks count toward meeting your oil and yogurt. In a medium bowl, combine nutritional needs. Some vending machines the flours, baking powder, soda, cinnamon offer healthier choices, such as 100 percent and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and stir juice, 100-calorie snack packets, baked until just moistened. Stir in raisins. Pour chips, dried fruits and pretzels. into two greased 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf Are there any food groups lacking pans and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in your diet? For example, most adults on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from need about 4.5 cups (total) of fruits and pan and cool completely. vegetables per day. Are you meeting that Makes 32 servings. Each serving has goal? Are you eating about three servings 110 calories, 2 grams (g) of fat, 21 g of of whole-grain foods? Are you meeting carbohydrate, 1 g of fiber and 40 percent your calcium needs by regularly choosing of the daily recommendation for vitamin low-fat dairy and other calcium-rich foods? A (as beta carotene). Here are some snack ideas that require

Corn residue creates opportunity

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR This year’s drought means producers a three percent increase in yield. While not are looking for options to feed their cattle.
 statistically significant, Klopfenstein said, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) it at least demonstrates that yield should beef specialists suggest grazing corn resinot decrease. “Taking off some residue is just good for due. crops,” he said. Corn plants create as much residue as Despite worries about the effect of the they do grain, and growers then have to cattle, they actually seem to have minimal figure out how to dispose of the residue impact on the soil and yield. Compaction before it chokes next year’s crop. can be a problem in the spring when soil Stalk shredding and tilling will help is muddy, but the risk is very small after manage excess residue, but Terry Klopfenfall harvests. stein, UNL animal scientist, said it’s better “It’s probably a positive because they’re to give it to the cattle industry. mixing the soil and the residue,” KlopfenAs the amount of available conventional stein said. forage decreases following the drought, he The cattle first eat any grain that harvest suggests giving around 10 percent of corn may leave behind, but most often they eat residue to cattle for grazing. the husks and leaves. They generally leave “The cattle do the work,” he said. “You behind the stalks, the most beneficial part don’t have to spend money on equipment, of the plant for the soil. fuel or labor.” For more information on feeding cattle He said more than a decade of research during drought, visit Market Journal at UNL shows no decrease in yield when (http://marketjournal.unl.edu). cattle are allowed into the fields to graze the corn residue. Their data actually show


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Every year, producers must make many decisions. One of the most important questions is which seed varieties will maximize production. Many factors must be considered such as yield, disease tolerance, average protein, and sawfly resistance. Adding soil type and weather conditions to this equation can complicate the selection process even further. There is also another piece of this puzzle that many producers should consider, and that is the buyers’ requirements for their end use products. In order for buyers to make purchasing decisions, they require accurate kernel, flour, dough, and baking analysis on Montana varieties. We look to the public and private wheat breeders in our state to introduce varieties that improve production for the producers and quality for the buyers. It is then the job of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee to provide thorough and accurate data about our production and quality each year. Just like producers, buyers are extremely interested in protein and test weight. They also examine the milling, dough, baking, and noodle data to understand the quality of Montana wheat. Barley buyers examine malt barley production along with the quality data to determine their contracting process for the next year. The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee analyzes each year’s wheat and barley production by participating in a variety of crop quality surveys each year.

A grain sample being collected at Mountain View Coop in Collins.

The barley survey provides buyers with production and quality data that will be used with barley trade teams that visit from Asia and Latin America. The collection and analysis for both 2-row and 6-row barley for malt is performed by the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences at North Dakota State University. Data is then published on the Montana Wheat and Barley website for general distribution. During harvest, wheat samples are collected from around the state. The hard red winter wheat samples consist of sample composites collected from elevators in seven different grain regions. Hard red spring wheat samples are collected directly from producers and are divided into five regions, while durum is collected off the farms in two different regions. The hard red winter wheat samples are sent to Kansas State University in Manhattan, and analyzed by Plains, Grains, Inc. Hard red spring wheat and durum are collected and tested at North Dakota State University in Fargo. . A few of the more important wheat related tests include measuring flour extraction from kernels, water absorption in flour, and dough extensibility. Montana prides itself on raising the finest quality wheat and it is our consistency that makes Montana a true favorite with overseas customers. These buyers know that they can count on Montana, year after year, to provide great milling and baking quality wheat. They look to Montana Wheat and

Dough testing in Fargo.

Barley Committee to provide this quality information each and every year. The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee also participates in the Overseas Varietal Analysis annually. Two varieties of hard red winter, two hard red spring, and two durum are selected each year and are examined by a group of foreign millers and bakers. Samples are milled and sent to different milling and baking companies around the world. We participate with other wheat growing state, which allows us to compare our varieties with the final data analysis submitted by overseas cooperators. This is a blind test survey so the customers do not know which variety they are testing. It is an excellent way to get an honest assessment. In addition to these surveys, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee fulfills a number of requests for individual samples. Companies often want to test specific varieties, or even try special blends of winter wheat and spring wheat. We work with these companies to understand their needs and collect producer samples that are shipped to a variety of customers around the world. All of these surveys and samples are provided to foster a positive and consistent relationship with our buyers, and to prove to them that Montana has the quality they desire. Whether it is with the many trade teams that visit our office or the meetings with overseas customers around the world, this detailed information is invaluable in wheat and barley promotion. DIRECTORS Bruce Myllymaki, Stanford, Chairman Milo "Buzz" Mattelin, Culbertson, Vice Chairman Frank Schoonover, Dutton Chris Kolstad, Ledger Tom Siderius, Kalispell Randy Hinebauch, Chinook Leonard Schock, Vida

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Forest Service urges extra precautions against wildfires

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR The Nebraska Forest Service says farmers, ranchers and homeowners should take extra precautions to prevent fall wildfires. The extremely dry conditions that spurred an unusually active wildfire season, the lack of rain and an increase in the amount of dead and dying foliage could pose a higher risk of wildfires. “The drought has left much of Nebraska’s landscape prone to fires, not only in forested areas but also in farm fields and around homes,” said Don Westover, wildland fire protection program director. “We’re urging Nebraskans to take steps to prevent dangerous wildfires this fall.” Forestry officials encourage taking extra precautions, since large fires in Nebraska are not limited to the summer months. Last October, 154 wildfires burned more than 6,000 acres; 88 of those fires were related to equipment use. “It’s not unusual for a harvest operation to start wildfires,” Westover said. “Corn and soy beans are not harvested until they are dry, which creates dry fuel for a fire.” Farmers are urged to take steps to help prevent wildfires: • Maintain harvest equipment. Make sure it is in good operating condition so that it will operate as cool as possible. • Keep crop residue from accumulating on farm equipment – manifolds, ledges and other areas that become hot. • Start harvesting on the down-wind side of the field. If a fire breaks out, it will burn the crop stubble rather than the unharvested crop. • Keep a fire extinguisher on board farm equipment. Fires start small, and many can be stopped before becoming a damaging wildfire. • Carry a cell phone and keep the local fire department’s phone number programmed in your phone. The sooner you notify the fire department, the sooner a fire can be contained. Homeowners in both urban and rural areas also need to be aware of how drought conditions have affected their landscapes. Emphasis should be placed on creating a defensible space around homes and buildings. Reduce the amount of flammable vegetation surrounding the home by removing dead vegetation, including branches, leaves, needles and twigs that are still attached to plants. Vegetation and other fuels burning near the house produce flames that contact the home and ignite it. Keep plants located near the house healthy, green and irrigated during fire season. The publication “Living with Fire,” a homeowner’s guide to reducing the risk of wildfires, is available on the Nebraska Forest Service website. Separate guides are available for eastern and western Nebraska homeowners; each guide is focused on regional areas of concern. The guide includes no-cost ways to make a home fire wise. Visit nfs.unl.edu for more safety tips. The Nebraska Forest Service is an affiliate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Red maple lifting itself

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: The red maple in my front lawn seems to be pulling itself out of the ground. The ground around the trunk is heaved almost 12 inches. This 15-year-old tree always has looked healthy, but the leaves are very tiny and never turn red in the fall. Also, my lawn looks terrible this spring. The lawn has brown patches around the tree’s drip line and starling holes over the same area. I read somewhere that starlings make a half-inch diameter hole by pushing their beaks into the ground to feed on white grubs. Can you advise me on what this problem is and the solution? What type of care or maintenance does this type of tree require? A: Starlings mine the soil for grubs that are feeding at the upper root zone of newly developing roots. These would be large grubs that make a tasty meal for the foraging birds. As to your tree lifting out of the soil, I don’t have a good answer for you. I would encourage you to locate an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist in your area to make a determination. Subsidence could be the problem, but that can only be determined with an onsite visit. Go to http://www.treesaregood.com/findtreeservices/FindTreeCareService.aspx to find certified arborists in your area. Check his or her credentials and ask for references before allowing any major work to be carried out. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


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By Susan Burgess, Agricultural Research Service at the Fort Lauderdale lab. “Using a biologiU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cal control agent such as the air potato leaf scientists teamed with Broward County stubeetle specifically targets the invasive vine dents to release beneficial beetles that are while giving native plants room to grow proving to be an effective biological control and become more competitive. Air potato against the air potato vine, an aggressive, vines die back in the fall and sprout in the invasive exotic plant that is displacing naspring, but the beetles are able to survive tive plant species and disrupting ecological the winter months without food. We think functions throughout Florida. The event the overwintering beetles will quickly atat the Long Key Natural Area and Nature tack new vine sprouts when they appear in Center was hosted by the Agricultural Rethe spring. search Service (ARS), the chief intramural Center said the laboratory invited the scientific research agency of USDA. students to participate in the beetle release Scientists from ARS’ Invasive Plant to stimulate their interest in nature and Research Laboratory (IPRL) at Fort Laubiology, and to provide them with a deeper derdale, Florida, and the students released understanding of biological control and its air potato leaf beetles (Lilioceris cheni) in benefit to the environment. This activity an area infested by the vine, and visited a supports USDA’s commitment to the STEM nearby beetle establishment site to observe (science, technology, engineering and the beneficial impact of the biocontrol promathematics) educational pipeline to help gram. Sixteen beetles released on March develop the scientists who will be needed 1, 2012, produced thousands of offspring in the future to ensure U.S. food security, which have caused nearly complete defoliainnovation and agricultural sustainability tion of the plants in the release area. for years to come. ARS’ partners in the battle against the air The ARS laboratory conducts research potato vine included the Florida Fish and into the impact of exotic plants as well as Wildlife Conservation Commission, which the safety and effectiveness of biological funded the project; the Florida Department control and other methods used to manage of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the invasive plants. The laboratory also colDade County Department of Environmental laborates with the public, land management Resource Management (DERM), the South organizations, other government agencies, Florida Water Management District, and and the scientific community on all aspects Broward County Parks and Recreation. of exotic plant management. The beetle release resulted from ARS As USDA’s chief scientific research research on environmentally friendly ways agency, ARS is leading America towards a to combat air potato vine, with support on better future through agricultural research the final collections of the beetle in southand information. ARS conducts research ern China by ARS’ Australian Biological to develop and transfer solutions to help Control Laboratory. The vine takes its name answer agricultural questions that impact from the potato-like aerial formations it Americans every day. ARS work helps to: produces during late summer. Each of these • ensure high-quality, safe food and other formations can weigh up to two pounds. agricultural products; The vine has been found in most of the Gulf • assess the nutritional needs of Americans; Coast States, Puerto Rico, and as far north • sustain a competitive agricultural econas the Carolinas. omy; Air potato vine intermingles with impor• enhance the natural resource base and the tant native plant species, so many traditional environment, and approaches used to control weeds, such as • provide economic opportunities for rural use of herbicides, aren’t viable options in citizens, communities and society as a whole. this case,” said Ted Center, research leader

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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: First of all, I want to thank you for the advice you gave me on what to do about apple maggots. We did what you suggested and, so far, I have not cut into an apple with apple maggot damage. Considering our drought, the apples taste great. However, I have a few more questions for you. My husband and I planted some perennials next to the foundation on the north side of our house. Will we need to cover these plants with something to protect them during the winter? My last question is about woodbines. I think the actual name of it is Virginia creeper. We have it on a chain-link fence surrounding our dog kennel. We now have found it growing in our tree grove. Is it OK to have this plant in the trees? We do not want it to damage any of our trees. We have found it clinging to some small trees. Should I be pulling it out rather than letting it grow in the grove? Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. A: Glad things worked out well for your apple tree. The perennials you planted will not need any extra protection this fall to get them through the winter months. They should survive even if we have minimal snow cover. The woodbine will out-compete the small trees in growth and steal the sunshine needed for good growth. In addition, the vine, once established on the trees, will stay there and become woodier through time and eventually girdling the tree. It is best to keep it confined to the fence and out of the trees. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture.


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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: We have three autumn blaze maples in our yard. Two of them are really beautiful and were planted 15 years ago. The other tree was planted about five years ago. The younger tree died during the last two years. We suspect we didn’t water it enough. The bark on the west and south side of the dead tree is cracked and peeling off. One of the older trees looks healthy but also has pretty extensive bark peeling on the west side from the ground to the lower branches. Both of these trees are exposed to west and south sun and wind. We have been very dry and hot here for the past two summers and our winters have been mild. Our other older tree is on the east side of the house and shaded from the west sunlight and does not appear to have the bark peeling issue. We are concerned that our older tree is in danger and wondering what we can do. What watering requirements would you recommend we provide these trees during the various seasons? (Wichita, Kansas) A: These, or any trees for that matter, need supplemental water inputs when the region is under high temperatures and drought conditions. If the decision is made to do some watering, some kind of consistency must be established. Give the trees a good soaking under the drip line twice a month. If an unexpected rain event of any consequence should occur, that should not disrupt anything as far as your irrigation schedule goes. Avoid any unneeded pruning, especially the lower branches, and hold off on excessive fertilization because both actions will contribute to the problems you describe. Also, as strange as it may seem, I’d encourage wrapping the trunks of the trees during the winter months until a good, corky bark has developed to protect the trees from temperature shifts and dehydrating winds. Lastly, contact the Kansas State University Extension agent in your county. Go to http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/map.aspx and click on your county to seek local advice. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.

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Grain problems require feeding strategies for swine

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The hot, dry summer weather encountered this past summer has resulted in higher levels of mycotoxins in corn grain being harvested this fall. In order to minimize the potential negative impacts that can occur when feeding grain contaminated with mycotoxins to swine, pork producers should be especially cautious and evaluate grain for mycotoxins prior to using as feed. Once grain is contaminated with mycotoxins, there are no known methods of detoxifying it. Therefore, it’s essential to prevent further mycotoxin production by ensuring proper environmental conditions during storage is essential. There are some management strategies that can be used to minimize the negative effects of mycotoxins on swine health and performance. These include: • Feed the suspect feed or grain to a small number of “test” animals and closely watch for symptoms of mycotoxicosis. Pre-pubertal gilts are often good “test” animals when checking suspected feed for zearalenone (swollen vulvas) and vomitoxin (reduced feed intake). • Collect samples of the suspect grain and send to a commercial analytical laboratory for determination of levels of mycotoxins. Once the levels are known, contaminated grain can be blended with good quality grain to dilute the concentration of mycotoxins below critical levels. • Try marketing the grain to cattle (not dairy cows if aflatoxin contaminated) or sheep producers. Ruminants are less sensitive to mycotoxicosis than pigs and poultry. Uncontaminated grain can then be purchased to avoid health problems and performance reductions. • Consider putting grain through a grain cleaner to remove fines. Broken and damaged kernels are generally highest in mycotoxin contamination because the seeds natural protection has been broken. Avoid feeding grain screenings and fines to swine. • Sodium bentonite and a commercial feed additive called NovasilTM have been shown to be effective in minimizing the adverse health and performance effects of pigs fed aflatoxin-contaminated feeds. They may also have some benefit in partially alleviating negative effects from other mycotoxins. • Be sure that stored grain is dried and aerated to recommended moisture levels to prevent further mold growth and mycotoxin production. Consider adding commercially available additives or organic acids (propionic, fumaric, citric) to prevent mold growth. • Avoid feeding mycotoxin-contaminated grain to the breeding herd and young pigs. Grow-finish pigs fed for slaughter are the best candidates for tolerating mycotoxin contaminated grain. 
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Insufficient root ball

By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: My husband planted a tree that has a 4-inch caliper. However, the tree is declining. The tree was balled in burlap by a nursery. We tried to amend the clay soil by using peat moss and black dirt. Do you think we would have a chance to save the tree if we dug around it and amended more of the soil or do you feel that it could be the roots declining? We would love to save this tree because it is one of our favorites. A: If your husband planted a tree with a 4-inch caliper, it would need a minimal rootball size of 42 inches. That would be quite big and heavy for even a very strong man with good equipment. The American Nurseryman standard manual says rootball sizes should be of a diameter and depth to encompass enough of the fibrous and feeding root system as necessary for the full recovery of the plant. Of course, this is a general statement that would be rife with exceptions because of species, soil type, care in the nursery and more. My guess is that an insufficient amount of the fibrous and feeding root system existed at the time of planting for the tree to recover and establish itself. Depending on how patient you are, you might luck out and have the tree recover, which would be right up there with minor miracles. If I were the one to make the decision, I’d replace the tree because time is precious and unrecoverable. Life is too short to wait for a tree to either pull out of it or not. Create the beauty you want and enjoy it as soon and as much as you can. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald. smith@ndsu.edu.


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2003 Case IH MX210 2574 hours. #700653....................................$97,000 2010 Case IH Puma 180 2300 hours. #703779..................................$118,500 1997 New Holland T9030 4627 hours. #500647....................................... CALL 2007 New Holland T7040 #707786..$96,900 2005 Caterpillar MT 865B 1700 hours. #707870..................................$199,500 Caterpillar CH45 4000 hours. #707852..... . ................................................$74,000 1991 John Deere 8960 #707865..$44,900 1991 Versatile 876 5107 hours. #703824... . ................................................$36,300 1980 Versatile 875 3768 hours. #703841... . ................................................$19,500 Steiger Panther IV KM325 1365 hours. #706740....................................$28,900

TRACTORS 175 hp or greater

2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 Limited 533 hours. #703777.........................$92,750

2006 Case IH MXM155 5177 hours. #500625....................................$71,097

1972 John Deere 7520 1072 hours. #500639.......................................$8235

2002 New Holland TV140 4100 hours. #706735....................................$82,900

SPRAYERS

2010 Case IH Patriot 3330 self propelled, 818 hours. #707685................$247,368

2009 Case IH SPX3330 self propelled, 990 hours. #707740.......................$226,586 2010 Case IH SPX4420 self propelled, 667 hours. #700662.......................$305,123 2007 Case IH SPX 4420 self propelled. #703785..................................$199,500 2007 Case IH SPX4420 self propelled 2037 hours. #707871..............$183,750

2010 Top Air TA2400 self propelled. #707853....................................$64,000 Marflex 90 3-pt/mounted, 2281 hours. #707796..................................$109,500 2008 Summers Ultimate pull type. 2007 Case IH SRX160 pull type. #703825. #703750....................................$34,900 . ................................................$42,500

2001 Flexi-Coil S67XL pull type. #700635....................................$15,500 2005 Flexi-Coil 67XL pull type. #707779... . ................................................$14,000 Flexi-Coil 65XL pull type. #707808.. $7900 2005 Brandt QF2500 pull type. #707850... . ...................................................$9500

TRACTORS 40 hp to 99 hp

2007 Case IH SRX160 pull type. #707822. 2005 Summers Ultimate pull type. #700627....................................$25,000 . ................................................$29,000 2007 Case IH SRX160 pull type. #703840. 2006 Flexi-Coil S67XL pull type. #703837....................................$17,900 . ................................................$27,500

2011 Case IH Farmall 75A 125 hours. #707843....................................$31,500 2009 Kubota M95X 524 hours. #707769... . ................................................$55,800 2008 New Holland T2320 650 hours. #709683....................................$35,000 John Deere 110 616 hours. #706700......... . ................................................$25,900 1972 John Deere 401 #706692.......$8900

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PICKUP FOR SALE 1992 Ford F250 4x4, cab and chassis, 5 speed, weak motor. Phone (406) 799-6923

TRUCK AND TRAILER FOR SALE

1991 Kenworth T600 tractor, new tires, and Hyster lowboy 25 ton trailer, have all work records. Both in excellent condition............................ $36,500

Call (406) 452-0300

FARM EQUIP FOR SALE Rem 37 Hundred grain vac. Like new.................................. $33,000 obo Feterl 72-ft. swing hopper auger. . ...........................................$5000 Sakundiak 48-ft. x 7” auger, 16 hp gas..........................................$1800 Feterl rotary grain cleaner with screens.........................................$3500 Hart Carter professional grain clean mill, disc machine with scalper........ ...................................................................................................$7000 Friggstad 45-ft. 5 section plow......................................................$7500 International 21/2-ton older truck, van body, 1600 gallon poly tank, 30-gallon mix and fill cone.........................................................$4000 1959 Chevrolet 2-ton dump grain bed...........................................$3000 8-ft. pickup slide-in stock rack...........................................................$250 1967 Chevrolet fuel wagon, 80-gallon air tank, 140 gallon fuel tank....... ..................................................................................................$2400 1978 GMC Brigadier semi, 6V92, 22-ft. ITB box with ShurLok roll tarp, pintle hitch, air tag axle, rear air controls for hoist, less than 35,000 on engine (needs engine work)..............................................$18,000 Phone Gary Wiest, (406) 450-1968 or Sharon 450-6905

Prairie Fare: Canning tomatoes is not as daunting as you might think

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “Could you freeze the rest of the tomatoes You need to prepare the lids according to tomorrow?” I asked my husband. the directions, which usually involves simI had filled a large box and a 5-gallon pail mering. You also need to process the jars in with large, ripe tomatoes. I also was packing a boiling water bath or pressure canner for to leave for a conference the next day. the recommended amount of time. “Have you looked in the freezer lately?” I didn’t receive any text messages for he responded. several hours. Then my cell phone indicated I opened the upright chest freezer and was I had a new message. greeted by a wall of red tomatoes packed in The text said: “Finished 17 quarts of every possible open space. tomatoes.” “OK, I see there’s no room. Do you want “Did they seal?” I texted back. to try canning the tomatoes while I’m gone? “All sealed,” he responded. You helped me make salsa, and canning When I arrived home several days later, plain tomatoes is easier,” I coaxed. I saw the fruits of his labor all neatly arHe just looked at me without saying a ranged on our countertop. He went out to word. I think I chuckled, which probably the garden the next day and gleaned the rest wasn’t the right response. He probably of the tomatoes: enough for 8 pints. thought I had somehow controlled the ripen“Have you noticed all the ripe apples on ing of the tomatoes. the tree?” I asked, a bit tongue in cheek. “After all that watering, do you want to “Yes, I was thinking I could try making apple pie filling. I saw the pie filling canning waste the tomatoes? We can pick up some guide on the NDSU website,” he responded. more quart jars, so you will use the tomatoes I almost fell over. faster,” I added. We have a “Fruit Pie Fillings” guide Appealing to his economical and efficient at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/ sides usually works. fn434.pdf and a fruit canning guide at http:// “Oh, Ok, I’ll can them. Can you print the www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/fn174.pdf. directions?” he asked. So, we will be enjoying lots of tomatoI went to our computer and printed out based soup, stew, casseroles and other one of our most popular North Dakota State dishes made with our homegrown tomatoes University (NDSU) Extension Service canthis winter, perhaps served with an apple ning guides, “Canning and Freezing Tomadessert. toes and Making Salsa” available at http:// Tomatoes can be used in a variety of www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/fn175.pdf. ways, and we have many forms available “Be sure to add 2 tablespoons of bottled to us. Tomatoes are low in calories and lemon juice to each quart of tomatoes and nutrient-rich. One half of a large tomato has 1 tablespoon per pint. All tomatoes need 25 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 25 percent of added acid to be safely canned,” I noted. the daily recommendation for vitamin A and “Is that written in the directions?” he 30 percent of the daily recommendation for asked. vitamin C. “Yes, it’s right here,” I noted. Here’s a recipe courtesy of “Buying A day later, when I was at my conference, Kentucky Proud” that I picked up at the I received a text message from him: “I’m conference I was attending while my huscanning tomatoes. How long do I boil the band canned tomatoes. This recipe calls for lids?” fresh tomatoes. We might have a few fresh I texted back: “Don’t boil the lids! Simtomatoes left. mer them.” In fact, I called him at this point. Tomato Basil Bruschetta If you boil the lids, the jars might not seal. 3 plum tomatoes, chopped 1/3 c. chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 6 Tbsp. olive oil (divided) 1 Tbsp. minced fresh basil (or 1 tsp. dried basil) 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. ground pepper 1 16-ounce loaf of wholewheat French bread cut into 1/2-inch slices Preheat the oven broiler. Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside. Lightly brush both sides of bread slices with remaining olive oil and arrange on ungreased baking sheet. Place baking sheet about 3 to 4 inches from the broiler and heat for two to three minutes on each side or until golden brown. Top each slice with the tomato mixture, using a slotted spoon. Serve. Makes 16 servings. Each serving has 140 calories, 5 grams (g) of fat, 19 g of carbohydrate, 4 g of protein and 250 milligrams of sodium.


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2-2010 Schulte SDX110 snowblowers. Excellent condition. Each....................................................................... ...$12,900 Schulte BX74 74” snowblower, hydraulic chute/deflector.Excellent condition.................................................................... ...$3950

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Wheatheart 8” x 46-ft. grain auger, 25 hp Robin motor, no mover kit.................................................................................. $5300 2010 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-10.. .................................................................................. $28,900 Batco drive-over pit conveyor, 1800 series, 18” belt, 14” tube, 7000 bph................................................................... $13,200 2010 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-10Sukup 18” heater, propane or natural gas fired................ $1895 1086.......................................................................... $28,900 2009 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-101065.......................................................................... $28,900 2009 Tridekon 1210 HD, 360 degree unload auger, SN TRI-10- Schulte 5026, 26-ft. mower, 1000 PTO, aircraft tires, SNc50201251901..................................................... $27,900 1062.......................................................................... $28,900 2003 Schulte flex arm, good condition.............................. $4250 Tridekon 9108, good condition, all updates complete, SN TRI2003 Schulte flex arm, rough shape, SN A1010011306... $2500 08-1003..................................................................... $17,900 Tridekon 9108................................................................ $15,900 Akron Unloader, 12” passenger side unload auger....... $17,900

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Manure Spreaders

2007 Leon 585 walking beam axle, flotation tires, hydraulic push system, 585 bushel, horizontal beaters, 1000 PTO, SN7125. .................................................................................. $27,900 2-2009 Leon 425 vertical beaters, walking beam axle, 1000 PTO, hydraulic push system.......................................$24,500 each 2-2006 Leon hydraulic push, walking axle, horizontal................. ..........................................................................$14,900 each

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USED IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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Biofuels: No single answer, many possibilities

By Agricultural Research Service Biofuels research has been part of the searchers, the team is determining how to Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) core fit energy crop production into plantationmission for more than 40 years. management plans. The research is building ARS has long been a leader in biofuels tools that cannot only be used in Hawaii but research, with such successes as helping elsewhere in the Pacific Basin, and also on to perfect the cold tolerance of biodiesel, the mainland. Given the diversity of growfinding that briefly exposing corn grain to ing and production environments across anhydrous ammonia can reduce costs of the country, ARS recognizes there won’t be fuel ethanol production, and validating the just one answer to all of the questions about economic and environmental benefits of how to sustainably achieve biofuel success. switchgrass as a nonfood crop for biofuels. So ARS is focusing on finding regionThe goal today is to help industry accelbased answers, knowing that no one erate progress towards establishing comregion will be able to produce all of the mercial biofuel supply chains nationwide, feedstocks needed to meet our national beyond ethanol from corn grain towards biofuel and other renewable-energy goals. solutions that will help commercial airlines, Developing bioenergy crops that work for the U.S. Navy, and others meet their renewdifferent growing regions will also provide able-fuel-use goals in a sustainable way. opportunities for many rural communities Meeting these goals requires that ARS help to participate and help make production of develop new dedicated bioenergy crops, biofuels a nationwide endeavor. improve production and harvest systems, Reinforcing this localized approach was and enhance industrial biomass converthe establishment of five USDA Regional sion processes so that costs can be lowered Biomass Research Centers, announced by throughout the supply chain, making the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary cost of biofuels competitive with that of Tom Vilsack in 2010. The purpose of the petroleum-based fuels. centers is to provide a coordinated research But the commercial growth and longfocus designed to develop relatively shortterm viability of renewable fuels in this term deliverables to help accelerate the country are impeded by a number of techniestablishment of a commercial biomass cal and economic barriers. ARS has unique feedstocks industry. strengths and capabilities to address many Together, the Regional Biomass Research of them. Centers embody a nationwide network of Ensuring that dependable, abundant, and USDA scientists and facilities managed by affordable feedstocks are available is critiARS and USDA Forest Service Research cal for developing a strong renewable-fuels and Development. The centers are helping industry in the United States. Farmers need to lead a national research effort to develop to know that the biofuel crops they produce sustainable biomass production systems, will have a profitable market, while bioresuperior performing feedstocks, and valuefiners need assurance that if they build a added coproducts to help industry establish plant, the biomass they need will be readcommercial biofuel supply chains. ily available and priced so the fuels they ARS is also developing partnerships produce can compete with petroleum-based with other federal agencies, universities, fuels. Everybody in the biofuels supply states, and private industry. The centers are chain needs to be able to make a profit. targeting partnerships to include 1890 land To support the development of complete grant, Tribal Nations, and Hispanic-serving supply chains, ARS research programs are institutions. For example, ARS researchers encouraging collaborations among scienare working with the Colville Confederated tists across a wide variety of disciplines, Tribes to design a way to fit winter oilseed commercial partners who will put the reproduction into wheat crop rotations on search results to use, and users who will tribal and neighboring lands in the Pacific purchase the biofuels. Northwest. The seed oil will be extracted For example, ARS scientists and a comlocally and used to make biodiesel for the mercial sugar company in Hawaii are worktribe’s school buses and logging trucks. ing together to determine the most economiARS has also formed a partnership with cal options for expanding renewable energy the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to production on Maui. With support from the help air-transportation interests and other U.S. Navy, the researchers are helping to decision makers develop the best plans for determine the best options for producing producing biofuels to benefit commercial energy cane to make fuels for the Navy and aviation. This work will ultimately help the electricity for the island. aviation industry stabilize fuel costs and Working with University of Hawaii rereduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2013 nutrient management record keeping calendars coming soon

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR An easy-to-use University of Nebraskacopy of the calendar. Calendars are good through January 2014. Lincoln (UNL) Extension calendar can help livestock operators keep track of manureThe 2013 calendar is endorsed by the related records. Nebraska Department of Environmental Producers who have a 2011-2012 calenQuality (NDEQ) for use by permitted opdar can mail in the postcard found at the erations. It features 13 months starting with January 2013 and offers educational tidbits end of the calendar to get a free copy of the and photos. 2013 calendar. Other interested producers can contact Derek Schreiter, NDEQ inspector, says, Leslie Johnson at 402-584-3818, ljohn“…it’s a simple and organized way to keep son13@unl.edu to order a free copy of the monthly records in one place.” For more information about manure re2013 calendar. After January 1, producers can contact lated questions, visit manure.unl.edu. their local UNL Extension office to get a


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FOR SALE: 2000 FORD RANGER 4WD PHONE (406) 799-6923

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CSU environmental researcher named among ‘The New Elite’

By Colorado State University A Colorado State University (CSU) exwrote in the June issue of the Journal of pert in the movement of pollutants through Environmental Monitoring, published by soil and water has been named among “the the Royal Society of Chemistry. “As socinew elite” in the field of environmental sciety confronts grand challenges in climate ence and engineering. change, access to safe and clean air and The prestigious Journal of Environmental water resources, management of nutrients, Monitoring recently recognized Thomas the control of emerging infectious disease, Borch, an associate professor in chemistry the energy-water nexus, and other as yet and soil and crop sciences, as an “Emergunforeseen threats to environmental qualing Investigator.” He is one of just 15 ity, environmental scientists and engineers international researchers commended for must provide a sustainable path forward.” their work. In an interview with the journal, Borch The emerging investigators represent said he decided to pursue environmental “the best and brightest young minds in science because “I was motivated by the environmental sciences and engineering” idea of being able to spend an entire career – and the field’s future “is in good hands” in trying to improve our fundamental unwith the work of this vanguard, the journal’s derstanding of mechanisms controlling the editors wrote. environmental fate and transport of pollutAs part of the honor, the journal pubants in order to help develop new remedialished a research paper from Borch, titled tion strategies.” “Determination of contaminant levels and Borch, a specialist in environmental remediation efficacy in groundwater at the chemistry and biogeochemistry, is a faculty former in situ recovery uranium mine.” member with the CSU graduate degree “Never before have environmental sciprogram in Ecology, the School of Global entists and engineers been more critical to Environmental Sustainability and the Censustainable global development,” the editors ter for Environmental Medicine.

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By Ron Smith, Horticulturist, NDSU Extension Service Q: I have a lawn that is not watered. It has developed two areas where the grass has turned very brown. There also are numerous spots where it looks like a horse has pawed the ground. Initially, I was told that I had voles and not moles because there are no molehills. I then was told that I have grubs and that skunks are digging up the grubs and causing the problem. You cannot smell any skunks and no one has seen the skunks or anything else doing the digging. I was thinking I really should water these spots. What do you think my problem is and what should I do? (McClusky, North Dakota) A: Skunks can roam an area without stinking it up. Their perfume is just a means of defense. A wildlife manager once told me that skunks don’t spray neighborhoods to call attention to them. However, water does miracles for lawns. If you can or want to, start a regime of watering about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week to get the lawn to turn green. This will benefit the turfgrass and the roots of the trees that are in your yard. To contact Ron Smith for answers to your questions, write to Ron Smith, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, Dept. 7670, Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or email ronald.smith@ndsu. edu. For answers to general horticultural questions, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ horticulture.


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By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, dubbed K49, is now being recruited to battle these harmful Aspergillus relatives, preventing them from contaminating host crops like corn with the carcinogen. In collaboration with University of Bologna (UB) scientists in Italy, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists Hamed Abbas and Bob Zablotowicz (retired) have devised a new method of applying K49 as a frontline defense against aflatoxin contamination in corn, which causes an estimated $200 million annually in U.S. losses alone. K49 is known as non-toxigenic (atoxigenic) because it cannot produce aflatoxin, unlike toxigenic strains of A. flavus and A. parasiticus that do. However, K49 is adept at excluding these aflatoxin-producing (toxigenic) “cousins” from ecological niches and resources that both need to survive. Exploiting this rivalry, called bio-competitive exclusion, offers an effective way to diminish aflatoxin levels in soil and in corn kernels. Abbas is a plant pathologist and lead scientist with the Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, operated in Stoneville, Mississippi, by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. This research supports the USDA priority of ensuring food safety. Unlike the wheat and barley grains now used as carriers to apply commercial strains of biocompetitive Aspergillus molds, Abbas and UB colleague Cesare Accinelli encapsulated K49 in bioplastic granules made of cornstarch and other environmentally friendly ingredients. According to Abbas, the bioplastic granules improve the beneficial mold’s storage life and viability once applied. And because wheat and barley grains are not used as carriers, seed-hungry animals like rats and birds avoid eating the bioplastic granules, giving K49 a chance to release its spores for dispersal to corn plants via wind or insect activity. In tests, applications of the bioplastic-coated K49 reduced aflatoxin levels by 65 to 97 percent. The scientists’ research was published in 2011 in the journal Crop Protection. The technology may also prove useful in delivering other beneficial fungi used to safeguard crops from disease, adds Abbas.

Use of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait reinstated in Montana

After a 14-month ban, a pesticide that fights black-tailed prairie dogs can be used again in many areas of Montana. Montana State University Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp said the Environmental Protection Agency banned Rozol Prairie Dog Bait last year in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and New Mexico because of concerns it would affect endangered species. Among those species are black-footed ferrets, grizzly bears and Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. The EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the pesticide manufacturer, Liphatech Incorporated, have since implemented measures that allow the pesticide to be used again in certain regions of Montana, Tharp said. The reinstatement took effect on October 1. Montana applicators who want to use Rozol Prairie Dog Bait should pay close attention to new conservation measures, Tharp said. Those measures: • prohibit application within current and future blackfooted ferret reintroduction areas. • shorten the application season when the range of the black-tailed prairie dog overlaps with the range of listed species, including grizzly bears and Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. This pesticide product can only be used from Dec. 1 to March 1 within grizzly bear ranges. • require expanded carcass removal procedures to remove poisoned black-tailed prairie dogs. • require additional recordkeeping, which relate to carcass removal, geographic restrictions and more. • prohibit use of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait within the tribal boundaries of the Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne, Crow and Blackfeet Indian reservations. Applicators are urged to use the EPA Endangered Species website to access geographic areas and applicable restrictions for their intended application sites. All site restrictions can be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/endanger/bulletins. htm. Click on “Bulletins Live.”


App can help dairy farmers’ milk profits

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A free mobile app developed by Penn State researchers can help dairy farmers plow through financial planning by helping them track feed costs and income. The DairyCents app, currently available on the Apple iPhone, helps farmers estimate income over feed cost per When you cow, a number that tells farmers how much money is left need tires over to pay other expenses minus the feed costs, according to Virginia Ishler, nutrient management specialist and call us! dairy complex manager in animal science. Another function compares feed prices in several locations across the country. We carry a “Farmers are doers, they enjoy the physical work aspect HUGE of farming, but not always the financial side of the operations,” said Ishler. “Hopefully, this app makes this part a inventory!!! little easier.” We offer a complete line of Goodyear & Firestone tires for swathers, To use the income-over-feed function, farmers need to enter only a few pieces of information to help estimate balers, combines, tractors, automotive, light and heavy duty trucks. the income a cow can produce compared to the cost of the feed, according to Ishler. They can enter the date, their zip code and estimated level of milk production. Farmers can select estimated production levels based on three settings Cars, Light Trucks, Heavy Duty Farm & Over-the-road Trucks -- 65, 75 and 85 pounds. “The income-over-feed cost is a good barometer for how their operation is doing,” said Ishler. “It gives farmers a feel for how much money will be left over at the end of the month to pay bills.” Ishler said that the app uses average prices for alfalfa Phone 406-873-5025, Cell. 406-949-7717 — Cut Bank hay, milk, corn and soybean meal and is based on diets developed by Ishler. Hay and milk prices are obtained from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in T Pric he Be the U.S. Department of Ages A st rou riculture. Corn and soybean nd! meal prices are obtained from the Chicago Mercantile Come see us today for great deals on our garden sheds, garages & gazebos. Exchange. The app, available on the Web at extension.psu.edu/ dairycents, can help farmers track price data on feeds, forages and commodities. The app also allows farmers to enter the prices they are currently paying for feed, which can then be referenced by other farmers around the country. Ishler said that eventually this function may help ge farmers find better prices for 24 2-Car Gara x 4 2 69 12x16 Hi-Side Barn with 2 windo ,4 0 feed, as well as give them 1 $ Y L N O . ws.. $3019 d. doors installe more leverage to negotiate $146/month Windows and Order your building TODAY and prices with current feed suphave it delivered within 2 weeks pliers. About 150 subscribers Visit us online at office signed up for the app within www.montanashedcenter.com a week after its release. The team is planning a mobile paying rent second round of developfor storage ment to make the app avail4930 10th Ave. South able on other platforms, such RENT-TO-OWN Great Falls, MT as the Android smart phone one of our buildings. operating system. Office Hours: NO CREDIT CHECK!! Ishler, who worked with Monday - Friday 9-5, Available on Storage Sheds up to $10K Value Rebecca White, senior projSaturday 10-2, Closed Sunday ect associate, Penn State, and 12x24 A-frame garage with overhead door Alex Heiphetz, CEO of AHG and wood floor. Cash.....................$5339 Inc., said that current market or RTO for $269/month conditions influence problems and opportunities for farmers. Weather conditions Shipping during one season can have a anywhere in MT, ripple effect for months. ND, and WY. Weather issues and price volatility have hit farmers Free shipping particularly hard the last few within 20 miles of years, according to Ishler. 10x16 Hi-sid Great Falls, MT “We have never seen this e Barn with m etal roof Cash. ............ type of price variability,” ...................... .. ........ $2679 Ishler said. “People can’t or RTO for $ 1 35/month make a decision in a vacuum, so this app helps farmers by 1649 ....... ONLY $ .. • Display lots in Great Falls, Helena, .. .. p easily giving them informao o C n e 8 Chick x 6 th n tion to help with long-term $84/mo Billings, Glendive and Sidney • planning.”

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Montana 4-H celebrates 100 years

By Wendy Wedum, Pondera County Extension Agent The 4-H youth development program gets many different reactions from people. For me, 4-H gave an opportunity to try new things and learn new skills. It was also very social, supporting work with other like-minded youth. From 4-H I learned how to speak in front of people, organize my thoughts and show new skills to others through demonstrations; present a project to a judge and talk about what I learned in making the project, or what I learned from mistakes. All these skills helped me be successful in college and present myself well in job interviews, and prepared me to be successful in my career. Now as a parent, I enjoy seeing my son learn those same skills and more. Over time, the 4-H program has evolved to offer many more projects for youth. Who knew 100 years ago that 4-H members could learn about rockets and robots along with quilts and critters, or even sport fishing and cowboy poetry? At the head of the 4-H program are 40 different project areas for youth to choose from. The broad topics are animal science, engineering and technology, environment and natural science, family and consumer sciences, plant sciences, communications, expressive arts, leadership, personal development and health. The heart of the program comes from volunteer leaders, parents and community members who share a skill, donate time and resources, and otherwise help youth learn. The focus is to help youth become blue ribbon people who learn new ideas and skills, and give back to their community through service projects or other related activities. Through this process, youth involved in the 4-H program may also earn a blue ribbon for their project work or even be best of show at the Marias Fair. The many hands of sponsors, volunteers, youth and parents are what make the program succeed in all the ways it reaches out: teaching youth a new skill, holding a food drive, mentoring a child or helping with community needs. The fourth H, health, recognizes 4-H’s commitment to the physical, mental and emotional health of our youth so they may lead healthy and productive lives. The 4-H program is a national leader in health-related educational issues. In Pondera County, Project Clubs existed as early as the 1920s, but the Pondera 4-H Leaders Council was not officially chartered until 1950. Clubs and projects have evolved through the years, but the concepts of hands-on learning, youth leadership, character, and service learning remain cornerstones of the program. Beef and horse projects were the top choices in the early years of Pondera County 4-H. Swine, shooting sports and horse projects are the most popular in Pondera County in 2012. Over the past year, the Montana 4-H Centennial has been celebrated throughout the state. During that time many positive things have happened. The new 4-H year is starting and taking us forward to the next 100 years. I hope you may recognize and appreciate the rich and proud Montana 4-H heritage whether you were a 4-H member, leader, parent, volunteer, donor, sponsor, or supporter, and especially if you benefitted from 4-H volunteer efforts. For any youth aged 6-18, the new enrollment year has begun. Please contact the Pondera County Extension office at 271-4054 or visit our office at the Courthouse for more information on the program. Youth aged 6-8 may enroll as a Cloverbud and youth 9 to 18 years old may enroll as 4-H members and we welcome them to explore the possibilities of more than 40 different projects. ##### There are 16 downhill ski areas in Montana, with a combined area of 14,000 acres of skiing and 548 downhill runs.

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BP awards CSU $5 million to research technology for oil industry

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By Colorado State University cessful, it will allow us to help decisionColorado State University (CSU) has obmakers in oil fields engineer solutions for tained a $5 million grant from BP covering more oil recovery.” five years to study mechanisms involved Krummel is leading the project with with technology for oil recovery. collaborator Chuck Henry, professor of “Understanding processes associated chemistry at Colorado State. The pair will with extracting petroleum resources from use a combination of laser experiments and rocks in watered-out wells is at the heart of nanofabrication approaches to examine the these research efforts,” said Amber Krumprocesses that occur in waterflooding an mel, assistant professor of chemistry and the oilfield. principal investigator on the grant. The need to investigate waterflood chemThe concept of an “exhausted” well is istry at the nanoscale is driven by the fact somewhat misleading – upward of 70 percent of the petroleum remains in the rock that the rock formations involved in many of formations of many “watered-out” wells. the “exhausted” wells in Colorado and the Typically, wells are abandoned after they surrounding states contain shale, limestone are no longer producing oil or gas at a rate and sandstone. The pores in these types of that is economically viable. Understanding rock range in diameter from 10s of nanomethe fundamental science could create a new ters to several micrometers. Understanding avenue to revitalize these wells while also the impact of this variation on oil recovery minimizing environmental impacts of oil could be very important. recovery. In addition, this research eventually could “This project is very exciting in part bebe applied to a wide variety of uses includcause we are being given the opportunity ing aquifer mediation, natural gas recovery to study fundamental molecular details that or carbon dioxide sequestration where the may have a large societal impact. It is very gas, instead of escaping into the atmosphere, basic research at the simplest chemical is put back into a geological formation. level,” Krummel said. “Assuming it’s suc-

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NDSU athletes awarded scholarships

By NDSU Extension Service Fourteen scholarships were awarded to outstanding North Dakota State University (NDSU) female and male athletes during this year’s Harvest Bowl festivities October 26-27. The NDSU Harvest Bowl program also recognizes the work of agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and several in Minnesota. A special agribusiness award goes to an individual who has a distinguished career in agriculture and business. This year’s award recipient is Neal Fisher, North Dakota Wheat Commission administrator. Harvest Bowl scholarship awardees, sport, hometown and major are: • Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Caitlin Mack, track, Watertown, South Dakota, exercise science • Harvest Bowl Scholarship in honor of Robert Johansen – Alec Espeland, track, Pierre, South Dakota, microbiology • Gene Dahl Scholarship – Jordon Rehak, track, Tioga, North Dakota, agribusiness • Scott and Ann Dau Family Scholarship – Hannah Linz, basketball, Watkins, Minnesota, nursing • John and Kay Dean Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Twila Moser, track, Bismarck, North Dakota, industrial engineering • Myron and Muriel Johnsrud Harvest Bowl Endowment Fund – Lauren Cammack, volleyball, DeWitt, Nebraska, civil engineering • LeVon C. Kirkeide, Patricia Kirkeide-Hagemeister and Friends Scholarship – Heidi Peterson, track, Sartell, Minnesota, microbiology • Darrel Larson Family Scholarship – Marshall Bjorklund, basketball, Arlington, Minnesota, agricultural systems management • Bob Lauf Memorial Scholarship – Trevor Gebhart, football, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, business administration • Ron and Karen Offutt Scholarship – Brandt Berghuis, track, Rosemount, Minnesota university studies • Red River Commodities Scholarship – Alex Sobrero, baseball, Paradise, California, university studies • Titan Machinery Scholarship – Anthony Caputo, wrestling, Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, exercise science • #64 Bob and #58 Bruce Yaggie Father-Son Football Scholarship – Ryan Drevlow, football, Gwinner, North Dakota, electrical engineering • Bob and Darlene Yaggie Football Scholarship – Andrew Grothmann, football, Hillsboro, North Dakota, agricultural economics

MT 4-H Outstanding Alumni and Hall of Fame awards

The Montana State University 4-H Youth Development program recently awarded Outstanding Alumni and Hall of Fame recognition to long-time contributors to 4-H. The Montana 4-H foundation annually recognizes a former 4-H club member for contributions promoting, supporting, and enhancing the benefits of youth and adult involvement in the 4-H program. Rita Jane (Smith) Watson, of Rosebud-Treasure county, is the 2012 outstanding 4-H alumni award winner. Watson was born into a 4-H family and became a member at age 10. She has been a 4-H leader and role model to many, and is currently a 4-H Ambassador advisor for Rosebud-Treasure County. The Montana 4-H foundation also recognizes individuals who have significantly helped generate opportunities for youth by raising funds, gifting, or other support of the 4-H program at the county or state level. The 2012 4-H Hall of Fame award winners are Doyle Stocks and Douglas L. Steele. Doyle Stocks, of Billings, is a past Hill County Extension Agent and area Extension supervisor for 14 Montana counties, influencing 4-H since 1963. Stocks helped to diversify the 4-H program and encourage volunteerism. He has dedicated many years of his life to 4-H and service and remains a supporter today. Douglas L. Steele, former Vice President of External Relations and Director of Extension at MSU, has been an exemplary mentor of Montana 4-H. Steele was a 4-H member while growing up in Texas. He transformed Montana 4-H and has been an integral leader in Montana 4-H since 2004. Steele recently accepted the position as Director of Texas AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University.

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MSU soil expert offers fertilizing advice for drought-affected farms

The extremely dry conditions in much of Montana may affect how producers manage nutrients for crop production next year, according to a Montana State University Extension soil expert. There are a few recommended differences between nutrient management during drought conditions and normal conditions. “The nutrients available for the next season’s crops may be either higher or lower than normal because the amount removed by the drought-stressed crop may be different than in a normal year and soil-nutrient cycles are altered,” said Clain Jones, Extension Soil Fertility specialist in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University. There is an assumption that fewer nutrients are removed by the lower yields from drought stressed crops. However, some crops may have been harvested as forage rather than as grain. Harvest of the whole plant may remove more nutrients from the field than a grain harvest. Alternatively, if a crop is considered a total loss and not harvested at all, no nutrients are removed from the field. The amounts of nutrients removed are more a function of the size of the harvest than of possible changes in grain or straw nutrient concentrations caused by drought. Nitrogen removal by harvest is only one factor affecting next year’s available nitrogen supply. Decreased downward nitrogen movement out of the rooting zone also contributes to potentially higher than normal fall nitratenitrogen levels. If there is substantial fall to mid spring rainfall, this residual nitrogen is susceptible to over-winter leaching loss, especially in coarse soil or soil with cracks. “No-till slows decomposition of the plant residue, making less residual nitrogen available for leaching and therefore helps retain the nitrogen on the site,” Jones said. “A volunteer grain crop or winter weeds can help capture and hold some of the residual nitrogen.” Phosphorus and potassium levels are largely influenced by: Reduced plant uptake, the harvest timing, the harvest amount, and which part of the plant is removed. Harvesting wheat grain removes about 80 percent of the phosphorus taken up by the crop, with the remainder staying on the field if straw is not removed. Harvesting the wheat as forage at early heading removes only half as much phosphorus. In contrast, most of the potassium taken up by wheat is in the leaves and stems and very little is removed in the grain. If wheat is harvested for forage at mid-heading then more potassium is removed than when wheat is harvested for grain. The recycling of potassium from plant residue generally recharges soil potassium levels. However, lack of rain reduces release of potassium from plant material, causing reduced potassium soil test levels. Jones advised producers to not overreact

to low soil test potassium. “The potassium is temporarily tied up in plant residue but most will become available to the next crop,” he said. Soil sampling is the best tool available to help make fertilizer rate decisions, especially since nutrient removal estimates are not available for all crops at all stages of harvest. Spring soil tests are a good gauge because available nutrients change from fall to spring. If possible, sample to a two to three foot depth to determine residual nitrogen. Sampling at six-inch increments can help determine where the nitrogen is located in the soil profile to evaluate risk and magnitude of leaching loss from the root zone. Jones noted that plant nutrient uptake tends to be more variable across a field under drought conditions, so taking more samples can be helpful. “Even if soil samples are available from the prior year, samples taken after drought provide a better basis for next year’s fertilizer needs because drought can change nutrient availability,” said Jones. Also, analyzing soil samples in a drought year and comparing the results and yield records with ‘normal’ years can help interpret tests in future dry years. Fertilizer rates should be based on available nutrients as indicated by soil tests and reasonable yield predictions, which are difficult under normal moisture conditions, let alone during drought cycles, Jones said. Nitrogen credit from a legume crop grown for grain is not largely influenced by drought during the legume rotation. It can vary from zero to about 20 pounds nitrogen per acre, being at the upper end of this range when legumes have been grown several times in rotation. Nitrogen credit should be at the low end when the spring following the legume crop is dry, which makes water, rather than nitrogen, the limiting factor for grain growth and delays the release of nitrogen from the legume residue. Phosphorus and potassium can be applied in the fall. However, nitrogen is best applied near planting to avoid overwinter loss and adjust for overwinter changes. Nitrogen levels can be adjusted with top-dressing if moisture conditions improve after planting. This will minimize over- or under-fertilizing, which is costly to producers in drought as well as normal years. The International Plant Nutrition Institute has a few articles on nutrient management following drought available at http://www. ipni.net/article/IPNI-3277. Contact your local MSU Extension agent https://www.msuextension.org/localoffices. cfm or crop adviser for help with specific fertilizer decisions. To find a certified crop adviser, click on “Find a CCA” at https:// www.certifiedcropadviser.org/. For other soil fertility information, please go to http:// landresources.montana.edu/soilfertility

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OSU demystifies how oat fungus kills plants

By Oregon State University Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) may have discovered why some grains are susceptible to a yieldreducing fungus. They’ve mapped out the battle that takes place inside a cell when the fungus Cochliobolus victoriae attacks Arabidopsis thaliana, a small plant in the mustard family that’s used as a research model. They suspect that a similar process occurs in oats, barley, rice, beans and Brachypodium grasses because they are believed to share a similar gene. Their findings, published in the online version of the journal Science, could eventually help plant breeders develop varieties of grains and beans that resist certain diseases, said Tom Wolpert, an OSU plant pathologist and co-author of the paper, “Tricking the Guard: Exploiting Plant Defense for Disease Susceptibility.” Wolpert and others at OSU discovered that victorin, a toxin produced by the fungus, attacks Arabidopsis by binding to a protein called TRX-h5. This protein, however, has a guard watching over it called LOV1. When something tries to mess with the protein, the guard causes the cells to “commit suicide” in defense. “The plant is doing what it thinks it should do and is turning on a defense,” Wolpert said. That strategy works for the plant when it’s fighting fungi that need their hosts to be living cells in order to survive. Such fungi are called biotrophs and collect nutrients from the living cells. What the plant doesn’t know, however, it that Cochliobolus victoriae is a type of fungus called a necrotroph that feeds on dead cells instead. “The fungus is tricking the plant to kill its cells so it can eat them,” said OSU plant pathologist Jennifer Lorang, the lead author of the study. Cochliobolus victoriae causes a disease called Victoria blight, which in the 1940s severely reduced U.S. yields of oats that were descended from a variety named Victoria. The fungus damages leaves, kills seedlings, causes seeds to ripen prematurely, and weakens stems so that the plant falls over. A gene called Vb in the Victoria-type oats made them susceptible to the fungus, but that same gene is believed to protect them from another fungus called crown rust. Cochliobolus victoriae is no longer a problem in oats because new varieties have been developed that don’t have the Vb gene. Last year, U.S. farmers produced $2.6 billion of rice, $827 million of dry, edible beans, $822 million of barley and $186 million of oats, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Interactive, online magazine to help manage bed bugs

For those that need help managing bed bugs, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension interactive, online magazine can help do just that.
 Managing Bed Bugs (http://viewer.zmags.com/publicatio n/5aaaab6c#/5aaaab6c/1), available online, can help with bed bug identification, learning about their habits, feeding and bites, and also gives information on where the pests come from. The interactive magazine offers pictures and videos to further enhance learning. Bed bugs are found worldwide and are spread by humans. Over the past decade instances of bed bugs have been on the rise, said Barb Ogg, UNL Extension educator in Lancaster County. “This is a problem in our society that is not going to go away anytime soon,” Ogg said. “That’s why their management is key. “Detecting them early is helpful in getting them under control as quickly as possible. Infestations that go undetected for longer periods of time will be harder to control and, in the meantime, can spread to other locations.” Ogg said it also is a good idea to know what bed bugs look like when apartment hunting. “After people move into an apartment, the new tenants sometimes find the last tenants move out, but left bed bugs behind,” she said. “These bed bugs are hungry, especially if the apartment has been empty for a few weeks or more.” The magazine also offers information on how to find bed bugs, prevention and how to work with a professional when treating for bed bugs. For additional resources about bed bugs, visit lancaster. unl.edu.

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Proper planning is the essence of farm safety

Based on childhood memories of working on the farm and more than a decade of serving as a farm safety expert, Dr. Jesse LaPrade is more convinced than ever that avoiding farm-related injuries and fatalities is best expressed in one word: planning. Another way to express it is that time-honored British Army adage: Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Indeed, based on his own decade-long study of farm safety-related issues, LaPrade, Alabama Cooperative Extension System farm safety specialist, says injuries and fatalities almost invariably can be traced to a farmer’s insistence on getting as much done in the shortest possible time. Recipe for disaster: impatience “Farmers get impatient to get things done, and they often don’t have quite enough labor to get the job done the way it should be,” LaPrade says. In that respect, things haven’t changed that much. “It’s been this way ever since I was growing up on the farm,” he recalls. Yet, it often proves to be a recipe for disaster, LaPrade says. Back to that issue: planning. As a rule of thumb, farmers should carefully schedule farm chores, allowing sufficient time to complete each project before moving on to the next. “Think about things before you do them, and then you may end up getting it just right.” As rules go, its sounds simple, but experience has taught LaPrade that impatience always rears its head at critical times of the year —the reason why he urges farmers to pause for a moment and consider the implications of that line of thinking. “Before you try to play fast catch-up when you get behind, think about this: Is it really going to matter five years from now if you caught up or not?” he often asks farmers. “Thinking of it that way puts all of these issues in the right perspective,” LaPrade says. If this were a perfect world, LaPrade says farmers would be conscious of safety issues all through the day. They typically aren’t, but that goes for just about everybody, he says. “We all act this way when we drive up on a terrible highway accident,” LaPrade says. “People slow down and reaffirm how careful they should be about driving.” Almost invariably, though, this attitude check lasts only a few weeks before drivers return to their old habits. It’s the same with farming, LaPrade says. “No matter how many horrific accidents I relate to farmers, I have to go back and do it again and again.” Travel cutbacks have prevented LaPrade from making personal appeals to farmers and farm workers. To compensate, he’s compiled what he describes as a massive farm safety website that is updated every three months: http://www.aces. edu/farmsafety/. He urges farmers to visit the site as often as possible and to share the material with others as an incentive for renewing their commitment to farm safety. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Farm Safety Management website features a comprehensive self-help training program that encompasses all facets of farm work. The annual death rate for farm workers involving on-farm accidents is 20.3 per 100,000 workers nationally. A major focus of the training is on tractor safety. Studies show that 46 percent of all farm fatalities are from the use of farm tractors and implements used with tractors. Nearly one-half of farm fatalities from using tractors involve the tractor overturning.

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

Big Tex 51-ft. tandem dually car hauler with electric winch and rails for hauling trailers. 20,000 GVW. Excellent, like new..................$9500

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COMBINE AND OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE

Case IH 1660 combine, always shedded, new front tires in 2012, Crary chaff spreader. Comes with a 25-ft. 1010 straightcut header with a pickup reel and a 1015 pickup header. 3195 hours.............................................................$42,500 White 6200 swather, 15-ft header with hay conditioner................................$2500 Gehl 2360 10-ft hay mower...........................................................................$2500 Vogel 15-ft wick weeder.................................................................................$800

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Guard animals for livestock

By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota If you keep livestock, it’s likely you’ll end up with some deadstock. If that deadstock comes at the hand of a predator, guard animals may be one option to prevent further loss. Guard animals are not a magic bullet, but will provide some level of protection. Although most of the following information has a focus on sheep, the concepts may apply to other livestock as well. Guard dogs can protect livestock from wolves, coyotes, dogs, black bears and other predators. Most guard dogs are large and imposing, often weighing over 100 pounds and stand 25 inches or more. Guard dogs do not herd or chase sheep. They work independently of a shepherd and can be left unattended with the flock. Their normal behavior is calm and they spend much of their time dozing or walking with their flocks. However, all breeds are wary of intruders and are often fierce and fearless when provoked. Rearing guard dogs with sheep helps to develop a life-long bond between the dog and the sheep. As the dog matures, it spends much of its time near the sheep to repel other animals that enter their personal space. Even if the dog chases an intruder away, it soon stops the chase and returns to the flock. As the dog matures and begins to work, they often increase barking and scent-marking to warn potential predators looking for an easy meal. Predators may not leave the area but are usually prevented from killing sheep. Dogs have one distinct disadvantage, they need different feed. Aside from the feed issue, they blend seamlessly within the flock. However, dogs are not your only choice. Llamas are another option worth consideration. Research in western states showed a reduction in predation from 21% to 7% using llamas. Llamas are naturally aggressive toward canines. Llamas are alert guards and typically respond to predators by alarm calling; walking to or running toward the predator; chasing, kicking or pawing; herding the sheep or positioning themselves between the sheep and predator. Llamas are like a good secret service agent. One gelded male llama for will handle 300 sheep in large pastures. Oddly though, one llama is more effective than multiple llamas. Gelded males tend to be the most effective; intact males and females can work too, but can become aggressive toward sheep. Llamas eat what sheep eat so no special feeds are needed. However, depending on the area, llamas may need to be dewormed. If additional feed is provided for llamas, place it in a feeder high enough to be out of reach of sheep. Donkeys are another option.  Donkeys apparently have an inherent dislike for dogs and other canids. They will bray, bare their teeth, run and chase and attempt to bite or kick an intruder. Typically one jenny (female) or gelded jack (male) per pasture is adequate; intact jacks are too aggressive, and two or more donkeys might stay together instead of tending to the sheep. As with llamas, one is better than two. Donkeys need a bonding period before they become protective. Typically, a four to six week period is needed for the donkey to bond. The rancher, however, may need a bit more time to bond with the donkey. Before you depend on the donkey for protection, it’s good to challenge it with a dog to test its response. Donkeys are best removed during lambing to prevent trampled lambs or disrupting the ewe-lamb bond at birth. Donkeys tend to be most effective in small, open pastures or where sheep are cohesive and graze together. Guard animals may not be necessary for all operations, but for those that have them, would not raise small ruminants without them. The biggest factor is the prevalence of predators near your farm or ranch. For more information, contact me at 800-450-2465 or stordahl@umn.edu. This information was adapted from Livestock Guard Dogs, Llamas and Donkeys by W.F. Andelt, CSU Extension wildlife specialist. ##### “I learned a lot from my grandmother,” wrote Jamelah. “She taught me how to make biscuits, how to make a pie, and how to clean a house. She taught me how to hang wallpaper, presumably under the auspices of giving me a handy skill for catching a man. [Grandmother said] ‘No man will want to marry a woman who can’t hang wallpaper.’ But I think it had more to do with the fact that she needed some help wallpapering the bathroom.”


Brown recluse spiders ignore social status

Each year, some people with pest problems hesitate to call their county extension agent for help because they’re embarrassed and feel like others will peg them as being on a lower rung of the social ladder. Ants, cockroaches, fleas, head lice, pantry insects and the brown recluse spider seem to be pests some people wish to discuss quietly, in hopes the neighbors won’t hear. The recluse has a couple of good traits. One good trait is its desire to stay out of sight (hence their name). Its nocturnal hunting habit is one reason they tend to come into contact with people. Another good trait is the brown recluse is cannibalistic, which helps control its own population to some degree. A recent search through several storage boxes in the barn revealed some newly hatched brown recluse spiders, reminding me to initiate control measures. At the same time, it reminded me that our storage habits, whether barn, closet, attic, etc., create the ideal environment for this particular spider. If a population is present, a combination of practices is generally required to achieve satisfactory control. A number of pyrethroid insecticides, such as cyfluthrin and cypermethrin, are particularly effective against the brown recluse as well as being user friendly to homeowners. However, recluse control may require partial sacrifice due to our habit of saving and storing everything we’ve acquired since grade school. This acquired wealth stored in boxes and bags has created the ideal location for this spider to set up housekeeping. These are also very difficult areas to effectively treat with insecticide, which means the spider’s home base goes untouched. I like to use sticky traps to monitor the presence of brown recluse throughout the year. Placed along the baseboard beneath a couch, bed or in the back of a closet, this is an inexpensive method to stay advised of the presence or movements of the brown recluse or other household pests. Another added bonus of these out-of-the-way traps is that your neighbors, relatives or other visitors will never know unless, of course, you tell them!

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USED EQUIPMENT

2008 New Holland H8040 self-propelled windrower with 12-ft. HS header, 1360 hours............ $61,900 New Holland 1495 haybine, diesel, 12-ft. header....................... $10,900 2006 Vermeer MC1030 13’3” pull-type disc mower conditioner, 2-point swivel hitch, steel conditioner.......... ........................................... $14,000

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1991 New Holland 575 14x18 square baler, 540 PTO. Extremely clean.... .............................................. $7300 New Holland 320 14x18 square baler, PTO drive. Good condition.... $3900 2009 New Holland T2410 MFD compact tractor, 55 hp, 3-point, PTO NEW New Holland BR7090 round baler, twine and net wrap................ ESS transmission, turf tires, loader, ....................................... IN STOCK bucket, 60 hours................. $29,000 1976 International 1066 2WD tractor, SKID STEER 126 PTO hp, cab, 3-point, 540/1000 PTO, rebuilt engine, 85% rubber..... ........................................... $12,000 John Deere 40 tractor with wide front and Shaver HD12 post pounder...... .............................................. $3250

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Greyn Scale Company Heavy & Light Capacity Scale Sales & Service

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Strengthening a billiondollar gene in soybeans

By University of Illinois Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) does hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of damage each year. Matt Hudson and Brian Diers, crop sciences researchers at the University of Illinois (U of I) and Andrew Bent at the University of Wisconsin, think they may have found a way to strengthen plant resistance. The research has just been published in Science Express. Diers and Hudson, with researchers at Wisconsin and the University of Nebraska, have been studying an area on chromosome 18 called Rhg1 (Resistance to H. glycines) that is known to be the location of the main source of SCN resistance. Rhg1 disrupts the formation and maintenance of potential nematode-feeding sites on plant roots. Most SCN-resistant soybeans in the Midwest are bred to contain Rhg1, but no one knew the DNA sequence of the gene that was responsible for the resistance. Diers wanted to find it. “You could say it’s a billion-dollar gene because it’s in many varieties, it’s widely used, and it’s protecting varieties against these nematodes,” he explained. Using fine mapping, which is a technique that involves mapping genes in a very constrained area, Diers narrowed the search down to a few gene candidates. At that point, Hudson and Bent got involved in the analysis. By then, the soybean genome sequence had been completed, greatly facilitating their research. “It became possible to know which genes were within the genetic intervals that people had historically used to confer traits like nematode resistance,” Hudson said. “When we had the genome sequenced, most people were shocked by how many genes there were in regions that people considered to be one gene,” he continued. “By doing these fine-mapping experiments, you could get it down to a smaller number of possible genes.” There was, however, one big problem: the soybean that had been sequenced was not nematode-resistant. “So, however many genes there were in the Rhg1 interval, we knew that the gene that actually makes the plants nematode-resistant wasn’t there,” Hudson said. They went back to the nematode-resistant line and sequenced the genome in the interval. When they finished, they saw something very unusual. Rather than finding a gene in the resistant line that was not present in the susceptible line or changes in a gene that was present in both, they saw that a group of four genes had been replicated several times. With further work, they found that nearly every soybean variety that is known to be SCN resistant has more than one set of these genes. The Peking variety has three copies of this group, and the Fayette variety has 10. The susceptible variety, Williams, has only one copy. The Wisconsin researchers used a technique called FiberFISH to show that the genes make soybeans nematoderesistant. It allowed them to look into the DNA molecule and count the number of genes in a row. They also found that levels of expression of these genes were higher where there were more copies of the genes. They artificially increased the expression rates of three of the genes together on soybean roots and were able to replicate the resistance effect. They were not able to replicate the effect using any of the genes on its own. The results are interesting from a scientific point of view because having several genes next to each other that control the same trait is unusual in multicellular organisms. So is having an effect that is clearly due to multiple repeats of a stretch of DNA. “We think we’ve found a new mechanism for plant resistance,” Hudson said. “It’s not a question of the presence versus the absence of a resistance gene, it’s a question of the level of expression of these genes.” The practical implication of this study is that it suggests a way to engineer artificial resistance that is stronger than natural resistance. The researchers have received a grant from the United Soybean Board to pursue this. The Soybean Disease Biotech Research Center at the U of I provided funding for this project.


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2011 Genim AWSBN108 9-ft. skid steer snow bucket. #13012265...........$3650

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

2012 Genim HD3748W skid steer 48” pallet fork. #13012315...........................$995

2012 Frontier RB2284 7-ft. medium duty blade. #13009051..................... $2500 2012 Frontier AP13G 48” pallet fork, fits JD global carrier. #13009123. (1)....... . ............................................... $1400 2012 Frontier AP13G 48” pallet fork, fits JD global carrier. #13009122. (1)....... . ............................................... $1400

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

Danuser F8 3-pt. post hole digger with 12” auger. #16010018.................... $1475

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

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

2012 Road Boss 14-ft. road grader. #13012306............................... $9500 2011 Buhler 10-ft. rear blade, rear blade assembly. #16009205. (4)........ $4900 2009 Farm King Y750R 7-ft. grooming mower, rear discharge. #16007423. (4)............................................. $2100 Loftness 9-ft. snowblower. #16007398. (2)............................................. $5500

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2003 John Deere 240 skid steer, hand controls, diesel, 3 cylinder, 66” bucket. #16008039. (1)........................$13,500

2005 Bobcat S250 skid steer with 2-speed, cab, air, heat, defrost, power tach, advanced hand controls, 12-16.5” 12 ply tires, 74” bucket with tooth bar, 1530 hours. #16008031. (3).............$32,500

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By B. Lynn Gordon, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Beef producers work hard to produce the safest, highest quality beef product in the world. However, there are constant challenges that impact the industry. From drought to high-input costs to changing regulations or protocols, beef producers are challenged to focus on quality parameters when producing beef. So as a beef producer how do you define quality? This question was asked to beef producers nationwide as part of the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) Study conducted recently by beef industry researchers. Cattlemen who participated in the benchmark study said (Figure 1), ‘producing a safe and wholesome beef product’ and ‘raising cattle that are healthy’ were statements that came to mind when they hear the term quality in relation to the beef industry.

For the first-time, a producer segment was included in the NBQA, to allow producers to share their thoughts about production practices regularly occurring on their operations and to provide their insight on beef and beef quality. The first NBQA study was conducted in 1991 to provide guideposts and measurements relative to the quality conformance of the U.S. beef supply. Over 96% of the producer respondents indicated that they intentionally influence quality via their on-farm or onranch activities. Quality was influenced in the farm/ranch setting through the following practices (in order of highest responses, by percent of responses): 1) Good stockmanship and animal handling skills, 93%; 2) Preventative health care (i.e. vaccinations), 89%; 3) Use of sound nutritional program, 86%; 4) Use of best management practices (including how vaccinations/antibiotics are given), 84%; 5) genetic selection and breeding systems, 79%.

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Tiny ‘headless’ insect turns out to be rarest ladybug in the United States

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service A former Montana State University student has discovered the rarest ladybug in the United States, according to MSU entomologist Michael Ivie. Described in the journal “Systemic Entomology,” the new ladybug was crawling across a sand dune in southwest Montana when it dropped into a trap set by entomology grad student Ross Winton. The ladybug was so small that Winton said he originally thought he had found the body part of an ant. Then he thought the insect was missing its head. He wasn’t even sure at first that he had found a ladybug because the insect was tan instead of red and didn’t have the spots normally associated with ladybugs. Closer inspection proved the insect was a male Ladybird Beetle, and its head was attached after all, Winton said. It was just tucked inside a tube in its thorax, much like a turtle pulls its head back into its shell. Since Winton didn’t recognize the ladybug, he took it to Ivie who realized he had once seen a female of that type from Idaho, about 90 miles away from Winton’s discovery. Ivie also knew that one of his Australian colleagues was revising the group, so he mailed Winton’s ladybug to Canberra. Winton soon learned that his ladybug -- now in pieces and still in Australia -- belongs to a group of beetles that’s both familiar and well-known in this country. Known as Ladybird Beetles, the group contains some of the most bizarre, smallest and least recognizable ladybugs in existence, according to Hermes Escalona and Adam Slipinski who published the “Systemic Entomology” article. Winton said, “This species and some of its sister species are some of the rarest mostly due to their size, collection frequency, techniques required to collect them and the fact that we know almost nothing about their biology (life cycle, where it lives, what it eats, etc).” Ivie said Winton’s discovery turned out to be the only male of a new species, otherwise known from a single female from just south of the Centennial Valley in Idaho. Since, in an interesting twist, males are required for the description of a new species of Ladybird Beetles, Ross’ specimen became the unique single specimen upon which a species is based. “Without that male specimen, the species could not have been described,” Ivie said. He added that, “The tiny species is known from only two individuals, one male and one female, making it qualify for the rarest species in the USA. “The species is very unusual not only because of its small size, unique habitat and rarity, but the fact that its head is pulled back into a tube in its thorax makes its biology quite a mystery,” Ivie said. “It was so unique that it was placed, along with another new species known from Baja California, in a new genus. While discovery of a new species of beetle in the USA is not an everyday event, a completely new genus is quite rare.” Ivie said he requested that his colleagues name the new ladybug “wintoni” after Winton, but Escalona and Slipinski eventually named it “Allenius iviei.” Ivie, who was Winton’s adviser when Winton was studying for his master’s degree, proposes that the common name be “Winton’s Ladybird Beetle.” He said Winton deserved the honor and noted that the find was a “stunning example of the contributions and discoveries made by student researchers at MSU. “This was totally Ross’ discovery,” Ivie said. “He is the one who designed the study, placed the traps, sorted the materials and recognized that it was not sand – no small accontinued on page c51

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Grazing for wildlife on Montana’s northern prairie By Linda Poole, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance

What is the ultimate tool in grooming habitat for native prairie wildlife? According to a bevy of rangeland experts and practitioners speaking at a recent tour of south Phillips County, Montana, wellmanaged livestock grazing is the key to benefitting everything from prairie songbirds to big game like pronghorn and elk. Local economies win too, with sustainable grazing management of public and private lands. On September 20, 2012, 55 people gathered near Zortman, Montana, for a 50 mile tour loop to examine grazing successes by local ranchers and their agency partners. Hosted by the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance (a rancher-led conservation nonprofit) and Montana State University Extension, the tour audience was a diverse mix of ranchers, environmental advocates, and staff from state and federal resource management agencies. Many members of the CMR National Wildlife Refuge Community Working Group attended as a step toward understanding potentials for grazing management on and around the 1.1 million acre refuge. “Everyone here cares deeply about the land and wildlife and strong local economies,” began Linda Poole of the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance. “But we differ in how we prioritize those things. The purpose of today’s tour is to share site-specific knowledge on various grazing practices, and how they affect people and the land.” Tour speakers included staff from NRCS, MSU Extension, BLM, The Nature Conservancy, the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance as well as ranchers whose families have been perfecting their range management over four or five generations. “No longer do we look at livestock grazing being a tolerable use of rangelands,” said Dr. Jim Knight, Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist at Montana State University. “We now know livestock grazing is a necessary tool to develop and maintain quality habitat for most rangeland wildlife species.” Dr. Knight used sage-grouse as an example. “Livestock grazing removes decadent grasses, which allows sunlight to penetrate to the ground so forbs can thrive. These small, broadleaf plants are extremely important as a quality nutrient source for wildlife such as sage-grouse, pronghorn antelope, deer, prairie dogs and many others.” “Forbs are high in crude protein, calcium

and phosphorus,” he continued. “Nesting sage-grouse diets consist of more than 50% forbs. Grazing management is crucial because chick survival is the driving force of sage-grouse populations.” Rancher and conservation award winner Dale Veseth followed up with his thoughts from 30+ years of research and management experience. “You can use livestock to get just about any outcome you want in terms of vegetation for wildlife. There are only two basic tools that managers can use: disturbance and recovery. The trick is to use the right amount of each to meet your individual landscape goals.” Veseth pointed out vegetation patterns on the surrounding land. “Long-term rest leads to monocultures of old, wolfy grass that eventually burn, killing all the big sagebrush. Anywhere you don’t want sagebrush, fire is a useful tool. And so long as you don’t want biodiversity, long-term rest is a good tool too.” Much of the tour traversed The Nature Conservancy’s Matador Ranch and Grassbank. Biodiversity and wildlife conservation are TNC’s goals, said Linda Poole. She was hired by TNC as the first manager of the 60,000 working ranch / wildlife reserve when they purchased the Matador in 2000. Poole left TNC to work with the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance in 2008, but continues to support the partnership of ranchers and conservationists at the Matador Ranch. “Livestock grazing isn’t a goal at the Matador, but it is the primary tool for creating a haven for native wildlife here,” said Poole. “Each pasture has a different management prescription for grazing and fire geared to habitat needs of wildlife in that area. Some pastures receive light grazing use in the fall to conserve nesting cover for sage-grouse, while elsewhere, cattle are concentrated during the growing season to create short-grass carpets favored by longbilled curlews and prairie dogs. “There is no one recipe that can be applied everywhere to get good results. This ‘chaos grazing system’ shakes up the timing, intensity and duration of grazing as necessary to get just what the wildlife needs,” said Poole. “You can have outstanding success or resounding failures with grazing, and the difference between the two is having good managers out on the land with the flexibility to tweak plans to fit reality.” continued on page c52


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complishment when you consider the animal is the size and color of a grain of sand. “Further, he is the one who recognized it as something unusual,” Ivie said. Ivie’s colleague – University of Idaho entomologist James B. “Ding” Johnson -- said Winton’s discovery is significant because, “Each new species discovered gives us more knowledge on the real biodiversity of the region, nation and world. They also fill in voids in our knowledge of the evolutionary tree of life. Gaps in the data inevitably lead to errors in our understanding. At the minimum, understanding the results of evolution gives us a better idea of the processes, and any discovery may open doors to novel insights. “Beyond the intrinsic scientific merit of such an increase in knowledge, ladybugs have been used extensively in biological control of insect pests, and any improved understanding of their taxonomic and biological diversity may allow us to use them more effectively and safely,” Johnson added. As so often happens in science, Winton said his discovery was “totally random.” He came across the ladybug in 2009 while researching the role of grazing and fire on the community dynamics of insects that live in the sand dunes on the north shore of Red Rocks Lake in Montana’s Centennial Valley. Winton believes the one millimeter-long ladybug normally lived in plants, but happened to fall on the sand where it was caught. Winton earned his bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from MSU in 2005 and his master’s degree in entomology in 2010. Now a senior wildlife technician with Idaho Fish and Game, Winton said he mostly works with big game and wildlife habitat these days, but he still remembers what it took to trap the rare ladybug. He started by diving into recycling bins around Bozeman and visiting Lehrkind’s Coca-Cola Bottling Company to collect enough two-liter plastic bottles for his study. He then cut the bottles off at the shoulder and placed the resulting funnel into the bottom piece, creating traps that would funnel insects into preservative at the bottom.  Ross then hauled the traps to Beaverhead County where he buried them up to their edge in the sand dunes, creating a pitfall that trapped insects as they crawled across the sand. Winton returned every week or so, camping gear in tow, to empty and rebury the traps. If he was in a hurry or happened to be there during a full moon, he could work all night and finish his work in 11/2 to two days, Winton said. The traps worked well, but animals and fire sometimes interfered, Winton said. Coyote pups would dig up the bottles and play with them like chew toys. An unexpected controlled burn to remove unwanted vegetation from the sand dunes once caused half the bottles to curl in on themselves. Fortunately, the bottles became like plastic balloons around the insects. “It was pretty handy,” Winton said.

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Young people active in rural youth organizations like 4-H or FFA may be eligible for agricultural loans for their projects, up to $8,500. More than 70 farm and ranch youth currently take advantage of the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Junior Agriculture Loan Program, says Ag Finance Officer Walt Anseth. The program is designed to help rural youth develop or expand livestock or agri-business projects. The department may finance up to 90 percent of the project. The present interest rate is 6 percent, with repayment up to five years. Program benefits can far exceed the actual loan for active participants, Anseth says. Many young men and women who are unable to secure conventional financing due to age, inadequate collateral or credit history have used the program to establish financing experience and to advance their project’s monetary value. Additional information on this loan program or others available through the Department of Agriculture may be obtained by calling Anseth in Helena at (406) 444-2402.

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TNC’s grazing program has additional outsized conservation benefits, thanks to a unique program called grassbanking. “TNC provides grazing fee reductions on the Matador Ranch to lessees in exchange for conservation practices they employ on their home ranches,” explained Poole. “Over the years a couple dozen ranchers have participated, and in an average year, the grassbank partnership conserves wildlife habitat across more than 250,000 acres in Phillips County.” A typical year will protect over 150,000 acres of sage-grouse habitat and 30,000 acres valuable to prairie dogs, mountain plovers and burrowing owls. Weed prevention, rangeland monitoring, and sod-saving practices also garner grazing discounts for participating ranchers. In 2002, Dale Veseth co-founded the Matador Grassbank with Poole. Veseth used “cowboy math” to extrapolate socioeconomic benefits of TNC’s grassbank. “Agriculture production is maintained on the Matador, providing beef for 5,208 people on an annual basis. In our community, not only have ranches been able to expand their herds – and therefore their sustainability -- but some ranches have been able to welcome the next generation home to the business.” Veseth continued, “The University of Minnesota calculated that a beef cow generates $3,520 of economic activity annually. Given this value, the Matador contributes $2,933,216 to the community every year. What if CMR Refuge did a grassbank? They could actively help manage an additional 4,582,600 acres of neighboring land at a cost of $1,833,333 or $0.40/acre. CMR would also collect $2,291,662 in grazing fees from area ranchers at a time when the U.S. government borrows 4 out of every 10 dollars it spends. CMR could annually produce beef for 95,486 people and create $53,775,040 in economic activity for the area.” Getting back to wildlife habitat, Matt Ocko, Wildlife Researcher for The Nature Conservancy, summarized several years of data linking diversity and abundance of grassland birds to vegetation structure. “There are some species like Baird’s sparrows and Sprague’s pipits which select for taller, denser grasses. Others like McCown’s longspurs can be increased by grazing harder to reduce the height of prairie grasses,”

he said. “These grassland birds are abundant in our area, but declining elsewhere, so we have a leading role in their conservation.” The specifics of managing cattle for biodiversity are challenging, explained TNC’s Matador Ranch Operations Manager Charlie Messerly. Cow-calf pairs and yearlings from a dozen local lessees are blended into large herds which are moved across the ranch between April and December. Low-stress stockmanship, temporary solar electric fences and conventional fences modified for wildlife passage are used to control grazing. Most years around 10,000 AUMs are harvested by between 1,600 and 2,000 cows. “You’ve got to have a plan that is practical for the cows and the cowboys in order for it to be good for the land,” said Messerly. “And infrastructure matters, especially having good stockwater.” Dr. Rachel Frost, Range Research Scientist at Montana State University, expanded on this. “Prescribed grazing is the application of the appropriate species and class of livestock at the correct time, intensity and frequency to accomplish specific vegetation management goals. Although vegetation management is at the forefront of prescribed grazing, we can’t afford to ignore animal production, especially for any length of time. If animal production is ignored long-term, the cooperation of ranchers will diminish as their costs of participation far outweigh the benefits of vegetation management, especially when vegetation changes occur slowly.” Frost continued, “The value of local animal managers and local animals familiar with the vegetation and terrain cannot be overstated when conducting prescribed grazing. Neither can the value of communication so that the land manager, livestock manager and wildlife manager share common goals and common measurements of success within agreed-upon timeframes.” Repeat photo monitoring of permanent range plots is a powerful tool for understanding and improving grazing effects, stated Rick Caquelin, Stanford-based Range Conservationist for the NRCS. Impressive strides in reducing annual weedy brome grasses and increasing vigor of native bunchgrasses were demonstrated in his photo series from northcentral Montana. CONTINUED ON PAGE C54


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Sugar beet byproducts alternative feed for sheep

By NDSU Extension Service Drought conditions and increasing livestock feed prices have sheep producers searching for alternative feedstuffs. Sugar beet byproducts could be a viable option to provide high-quality forage in sheep operations in the upper Midwest, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service sheep specialist, and Alison Crane, a graduate student in NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department. Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho and Montana together generate about 74 percent of the country’s sugar beets. Beet pulp, which commonly is used in beef cattle diets as a supplement or roughage replacement in finishing diets, is the beet shreds left over from processing. This feed is high in energy and fiber and can be purchased in pelleted or dried flake form. “According to research conducted at NDSU, if used as a roughage replacement, beet pulp has an energy value greater than that of corn silage, and due to the amount of digestible fiber, acidosis is not normally a factor,” Crane says. “As always, rations need to be formulated accordingly to meet the need of whichever group is being fed in your flock,” Whole sugar beets occasionally can be obtained from processors with spoiled beets or large crops. However, if fed whole, beets could pose a choking hazard to livestock, Crane cautions. She suggests producers use mixer wagons, tub grinders or forage harvesters to break up whole beets. If the wet byproducts cannot be fed in a timely manner, they can be ensiled. Adding a dry ingredient will help maintain the optimum moisture for ensiling for most beet byproducts. No nutritional restrictions have been placed on beet pulp in sheep or cattle diets. However, research has shown that if beet pulp is fed at greater than 50 percent in a beef cattle ration (dry-matter basis), reduced intake could occur, Redden says. Other possible restrictions on beet pulp’s use in sheep diets could include its bulkiness or high moisture content. When deciding whether to use beet pulp as an alternative feedstuff, transportation must be considered as a limiting factor if purchasing wet beet pulp. However, dried shreds or pellets also are available. Storage bins or commodity sheds are ideal for storage to avoid contamination from moisture or rodents, Redden says. Wet beet pulp most commonly is stored in silage bags or trench/ bunker silos. Another commonly fed beet byproduct is beet tailings. This consists of small beets, broken or damaged beets, soil and any other foreign materials. Tailings are about 80 percent moisture and can vary dramatically in content. If soil contamination can be held to low levels, the feed value can surpass that of corn silage. However, if the tailings contain high levels of soil contamination, the value can be reduced greatly. “Tailings can be ensiled, but as with the other beet byproducts, they need to be mixed with a dry feedstuff due to their high moisture content,” Redden says. All of these byproducts are readily available from sugar beet processing. Sheep producers who operate in proximity to sugar processing plants have the greatest opportunity to make use of these products because the wet byproducts are normally quite inexpensive. Sugar beet processing can result in more byproducts, but beet pulp and tailings are the most commonly fed to livestock in the Midwest. Sugar beet processing begins in early fall, usually September, and continues through late spring. “This is a great fit with most sheep operations that need the majority of harvested feeds from January to May,” Crane says. “Sugar beet pulp and other byproducts decline in availability during summer months as the accumulated stores at the processing plants are sold. Most importantly, producers should work with a commodity broker to ensure an adequate supply is available for winter feeding in their operation.” For contact information on beet processors and product pricing, visit the Partial List of North Dakota and Regional Co-product Prices website at http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/ aginfo/dairy/dairyext/CoProduct.pdf.

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your horses grazing in a paddock when the forages are at least 6 to 10 inches tall; move your horses after they have grazed the forage to an average height of 3 to 4 inches. Most species will do well with three to four weeks of rest per between grazing. Of course, this will depend on your soil type, rainfall and plant species, but will work well in many areas of Minnesota. Fencing need not be complicated or expensive. Lightweight electric fencing consisting of polywire strung on lightweight plastic or fiberglass posts works well for dividing a pasture into paddocks. These materials are easily connected to perimeter fences and allow you to modify the paddock size or shape depending on forage growth. With the ease of electric fencing, paddock size can vary depending on plant growth. Paddocks can be smaller in the spring during rapid growth and larger later in the season. 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Horses are often blamed for being hard on pastures. In reality, horse pastures are similar to those used for ruminants, but horses tend to graze differently so the pasture appearance often changes. Horses tend to be selective grazers so certain plant species tend to disappear while others flourish. Plus, horse pastures tend to be overstocked and thus aggravates the situation. But, the attentive horse owner can manage the pasture system to reduce some of the problems. Horses tend to clip plants close to the ground which often results in overgrazed areas. Also, horses tend to group into certain areas and overgraze which can create an over concentration of manure. Their selective grazing instinct is driven largely by palatability of different plant species and their respective stages of maturity. They like certain plants and they like them young and tender. One simple practice to accommodate the unique grazing behavior of horses is to use rotational grazing. In essence, rotational grazing is to confine horses to a specific area for a specific time. This allows the plants an opportunity to regrow between grazings and will results in greater species diversity, as well as greater production. In general, the more paddocks the better, but a simple system of dividing a pasture into at least four paddocks and rotating your horses among them, is a great place to begin. Since grass pasture plants grow most rapidly in spring, you will need to move the horses though the systems faster in the spring. The general rule of thumb is to start

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