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OCTOBER 2013

Vol. XV No. 9 P.O. Box 306 Valier, MT 59486-0306

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

Ergot poisoning a concern in cattle this year

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Cattle producers should be on the lookout for ergot, a fungus in grasses that causes circulatory problems in livestock that consume them. Ergot has been confirmed in several surrounding states, including Missouri and Iowa, said Richard Randle, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) beef veterinarian. He and colleagues are aware of at least a couple of unconfirmed reports in Nebraska. Climatic conditions are key to ergot’s presence, and they were ideal in some parts of the state this year. Early moisture followed by heat causes certain grasses – especially rye, but also brome, wheatgrass and others – to grow quickly and develop seed heads faster than cattle can consume them. Ergot then can move in and infect the seed heads. Producers should watch their animals for tips of ears and tails falling off as the fungus can shut off the blood flow to extremities, Randle said. As it progresses, it can affect cattle’s feet, causing them to become lame, or cause swelling in the tops of hooves. Rear legs are typically most affected. Ergot poisoning is unlikely to be fatal but because it can make cattle less tolerant of heat, they can be more susceptible to death from excessive heat. If they are removed from the source of the fungus, they are likely to recover. Ergot shows up larger than typical seedheads, usually dark brown, purple to black. Ergot poisoning does not affect meat from cattle.

MSU Extension agriculture conference

A conference hosted by Montana State University Extension and the MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics – billed “Montana Agriculture in 2014: Prospects for Growth, Future Challenges and the Role of Cooperatives” and scheduled for October 25 in Bozeman, Montana – will feature experts on agricultural policy, the Montana economy and livestock and grain markets. The conference, which is part of MSU’s Celebrate Agriculture weekend, will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater in MSU’s Strand Union Building. The program is designed to provide agricultural business leaders, agricultural bankers, producers and others in agriculture with quality unbiased information about issues facing Montana agriculture. Agricultural economics experts will present the morning program: George Haynes on the status of Montana agriculture Vince Smith with insights on the future of US Farm Policy Anton Bekkerman on the economics of wheat stem sawfly Eric Belasco on supply issues in beef markets Gary Brester on the economic footprint of Montana Cooperatives Following lunch, Mike Boland, professor and director of the Food Industry Center at the University of Minnesota, will share his expertise on cooperatives and their place in twenty-first century agriculture. Mark Nonnemacher, executive vice president of Northwest Farm Credit Services, will address the unique challenges and opportunities of lending to cooperatives. The conference will conclude with the M.L. Wilson lecture. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Carl Casale, president and CEO of CHS, Inc. CHS is one of the largest agricultural cooperatives in the world. Registration for the conference is $20. For more information and to register please visit www.ampc.montana.edu/ fallconference.html or contact Keri Hays at 406-994-3511.

Carter County 4-H members want to thank all those that have supported the 4-H program. We are grateful to have admirable 4-H and FFA leaders and a great community behind our youth that continue to support their hard work and dedication. Photo courtesy of Elin Westover.

MSU Steer-A-Year program returns Montana State University has resumed its Steer-A-Year program after a one-year hiatus. Montana ranchers who want to donate a steer to benefit students in MSU’s College of Agriculture should contact Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Rachel Endecott. Steers will be accepted October 14 through 18. They will be housed and fed to finish at the Bozeman Agriculture Research and Teaching Farm west of Bozeman.

Donors will be honored at MSU’s Celebrate Agriculture!! on October 25 and 26, Endecott said. Performance data (28-day gains and carcass performance) from the steers will be collected throughout the school year. The top feeder steer and donor will be announced at Celebrate Agriculture!! The top carcass and donor will be announced in the spring. Donated steers make a direct impact on continued on page A2

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Oct. 16, Big Iron, Online............................................................................................................................................................. A2 Oct. 19, Smith Sales, Inc, Pyle Inc Machinery Auction, Miles City......................................................................................... A6 Oct. 19, RK Statewide Auctions, Real Estate, House, & Household, Sidney......................................................................... A7 Oct. 19, Mills Auction Service, Bradford Equipment, Gillette WY........................................................................................... A3 Oct. 19, Stan Howe & Associates/Front Range Auctioneers, The Canyon Ferry Mansion, Townsend.............................. A30 Oct. 19, Montana Auction Company, Canfield Ranch, Vida............................................................................................... A4-A5 Oct. 19, B&B Auction Sales & Service, Renee Nalivka Estate, Havre.................................................................................. A34 Oct. 23, Big Iron, Online............................................................................................................................................................. A2 Oct. 26, RK Statewide Auctions, Ernie’s Welding & Machine Shop Liquidation, Beach, ND.............................................. A13 Oct. 26, Mills Auction Service, Kolka Ranch Equipment, Stacy........................................................................................... A15 Oct. 26, Shobe Auction & Realty, Arneson Family Antique, Lewistown.............................................................................. A21 Oct. 26, B&B Auction Sales & Service, Shannon & Dennis Heggen Living Estate, Havre................................................. A39 Oct. 26, Toaves Premier Auctions, Ag Land, Ag Partners, CHS, Farmers Elevator Surplus Equipment, Wolf Point.......... A8 Oct. 28, GSI Auction Service, Erik Sundsted, Inc Estate, Dagmar....................................................................................... A16 Oct. 29, Musser Bros Auction, Brown Farms, Billings........................................................................................................... A18 Oct. 30, Big Iron, Online............................................................................................................................................................. A2 Nov. 2, Shobe Auction & Realty, Estates of Sonny & Annie Smith, Lewistown................................................................... A45 Nov. 7, Shobe Auction & Realty, Fergus County Land, Lewistown...................................................................................... A21 Nov. 9, Kamerman Auction Co., Bradshaw Family Estate Western Collectible Firearms &Tack, Bozeman...................... A23 Nov. 30, Ophus Auction Service, End of the year Auction, Big Sandy................................................................................. A48 Dec. 3, Flying D Auction, Emil Habets, Valier......................................................................................................................... A36

Advertiser Index Page B1 Recipe Patch A59 ADVERTISING DEADLINE

The very last day advertising can be accepted for the November issue is November 1

PRIVATE TREATY

Wyse Genetics, Manhattan..................................................A12 Churchill Cattle Co, Manhattan.............................................A9 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan...............................................A9 Ehlke Herefords, Townsend...................................................A9 McMurry Cattle, Billings.........................................................A9 Sidwell Ranch, Columbus......................................................A9 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek.............................................A9 Darlington Cattle Company, Belt.........................................A10 Wehr Ranch, Whitlash..........................................................A15

PRODUCTION SALES

Oct. 28, J & L Livestock, Billings......................................... A17 Nov. 9, Laubach Red Angus, Big Timber............................. A25 Nov. 13, Hereford Influence Feeder Calf Sale, Three Forks.A9 Nov. 14, Diamond D Angus, Valier......................................... A3 Nov. 23, Thistledew Land & Cattle Company, Joliet............. A2 Dec. 4, Brillhart Ranch Co., Musselshell.............................. A9


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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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MFB Youth Speech Contest

The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Youth Speech Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 10 in conjunction with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s theme: “What more can be done to protect agricultural production and profitability from natural disasters? Massive hail storms, fire, drought one year and flooding during the next year have plagued Montana farmers and ranchers recently. Farm Bureau policy and current farm bill legislation favors moving from a safety net of direct payments to subsidized crop insurance. While farmers and ranchers are as resilient as anyone, will this be enough to protect agricultural producers from natural disasters? What else can be done to hedge against crop loss?” The contest is open to any young people who want to participate in the junior division (ages 13 and under) or senior division (ages 14-18). Winners will be determined based on the total points awarded by a panel of judges. The awards in each division are $400 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third. Registration and a copy of your speech must be received by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation office by October 31or postmarked by no later than October 28. The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation funds research and educational programs, including mini-grants, the Bernard Greufe Scholarship, the Foundation Scholarship and Youth Speech Contest, to name a few. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Scott Kulbeck, scottk@mfbf.org or call 406-587-3153.

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Montana State University Cascade County Extension will offer Level 1 Master Gardener classes beginning on October 14, 2013 at the MSU Cascade County Extension office located at 3300 Third Street NE in Great Falls, Montana. Classes will be held for 7 consecutive Mondays. The Level 1 classes will cover an introduction to the Master Gardener program, soil, tree care, fruit production, home composting, pest management and much more. The cost of the class is $100 which includes the Montana Master Gardener Handbook, classes and guest speakers including Toby Day, Montana State University Extension Horticulturist. For more information or to register, please call the MSU Cascade County Extension office at (406) 454-6980. To download the Level 1 Master Gardener class registration form, visit www.msuextension.org/cascade/hort.html.

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students, particularly those participating in the livestock judging program, Endecott said. The steers also contribute to the educational experiences of dozens of students in the College of Agriculture since the steers are used in animal science courses throughout the school year. Those courses include “Beef Cattle Management,” “Livestock Management – Beef Cattle,” “Meat Science,” and “Livestock Evaluation.” For more information about the Steer-A-Year program or how to donate a steer, contact Endecott at (406) 994-3747 or rachel.endecott@montana.edu

THE TRADER’S DISPATCH (USPS 019-793)

October 2013 — Vol. XV No. 9

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Fallon County 4-H members want to thank all those that have supported the 4-H program. We are grateful to have admirable 4-H and FFA leaders and a great community behind our youth that continue to support their hard work and dedication. Photo courtesy of Elin Westover.

USDA Farm Service Agency acreage reporting deadline

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, Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) including Native grass, fall wheat (Hard Red Winter Wheat - HRW) and all other fallseeded small grains must submit a 2014 acreage report for those crops by November 15, 2013. This is also the same date for these crops to be reported to your crop insurance agent when carrying federal crop insurance. Other 2014 acreage reporting deadlines include: January 2, 2014: (or 30 days after placement of colonies) Honey covered under Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) January 15, 2014: Cherries, Established Stand Alfalfa Seed, Fall Alfalfa Seed July 15, 2014: Spring Alfalfa Seed, Barley, Canola, Corn, Dry Beans, Dry Peas, Flax, Forage Seeding, Mustard, Spring Oats, Potatoes, Safflower, Sugar Beets, Sunflowers, Spring Wheat, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and all other crops “Prior to crop year 2013, 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.” The current “farm bill” expires Sept. 30, 2013. Although we do not know at this time what the future farm bill program requirements will be, we highly encourage producers to report all acreage for a farm, including crops on non-cropland such as hayed or grazed grassland. It is 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 producers will be charged late file fees for late-filed 2014 acreage reports. For more information on FSA crop reporting requirements, visit your local FSA office or visit us online at www. fsa.usda.gov/mt

Remove grass clippings?

Should I remove the grass clippings or leave them on the lawn? Leave the clippings on the lawn. They add free fertilizer to the lawn, possibly as much as 25 percent of the lawn’s annual nutrient needs. Clippings contain 75 to 85 percent water and decompose quickly. Collecting grass clippings may be necessary when the grass is tall and normal mowing tends to windrow the clippings, causing smothering of the grass underneath. Do not use clippings as mulch from lawns that were treated with herbicide to control weeds. Leaving clippings on the lawn saves time, money, and landfill space.

Bradford Equipment

AUCTION Oct. 19, 2013

10:00 a.m.

Lunch Available

Auction will be held at the Bradford Ranch North of Gillette, WY on Hwy. 59 then turn East 1.9 miles to 4 way intersection, keep going East 1.2 miles, turn at Bradford sign! Watch for auction signs from Montana, turn left at Mills Auction Sign!......Roads will be marked

EQUIPMENT

2006 John Deere 6420 4WD Tractor with 671 hours (like new) with Leon Blade — Buhler 3 pt. Hydraulic Blade — 1971 Ford 1 Ton Truck with Dump Box — Old Drilling Rig on Chevy 2 ton Chassis — Homemade Gooseneck 18 ft. Flatbed Trailer — Loader Bucket — Pickup Sprayer with 150 gal. Poly Tank — Ferguson 3 pt. Tumble Bug — Wisconsin Truck Snow Plow — Danhauser Post Hole Auger, 3 point.

RANCH SUPPLIES

Steel Tubing: 150–27/8” 30 ft. – Joints, 80-23/8” Steel Tubing & also Several 3 inch Joints of Pipe – Hay Feeder — Feed Bunk — 2 Section Drag Harrow — Vehicle Propane Tank — All purpose Plastic Tanks — 650x16 Tire Chains & Car Chains — Heavy Duty Grill Guards, 2004-09, Ford, Chevy, Dodge — (16) 10 ft. Powder River Panels — (1) 8 ft. Powder River Gate — (4) 10 ft. Vern Panels plus other panels — Calf Puller — Powder River Head catch — Rope Bag — Fancy Pony Cart & Harness, handmade by Rick — (3) 100# Propane tanks & several smaller ones — Several Wood & Steel Posts — Several Rolls Woven Wire — Truck Mud Flaps — GMC Pickup Bed Mat — Cement Mixer — Electric Motors — Pig Hauling short rack for pickup — Newman 60 Electric Motor 230-460 amp — Rolls 2 inch Plastic Tubing — New Roll 3/8” Cable — Electric Wire — Pipe Fitting — Ratchets — Come Alongs — Boomers — Chains — 300 gal. Eaton Fuel Tank with Stand — (3) Wheel Barrows — Tarps — (2) Pet Cages — Several Aluminum Ladders — Aluminum Ramps for ATV — Chicken Waterer — Feed Pans.

4-H EQUIPMENT & TOOLS & WESTERN

(2) Livestock Trimming Chutes — Oster Sunbeam Clippers, 2 pair — (2) Show & Storage Boxes — Show Halters — Show Supplies — (2) Circular Hot Blow Dryers — Brushes & Combs — Several Show Sticks — Several Bridles & Ropes — Circle Y Saddle — Colorado Saddlery Stock Saddle — Saddle King Stock Saddle with padded seat — Kelly & Crockett Bits & Spurs — Hackamores — AND MORE.

HOUSEHOLD

The Spirit Wood/Coal Stove, nice double walled — Buffet with Slate, from Trends Furniture — Wolff Sun quest Pro 16SE Tanning Bed – Monkey Playground Bars — Full Size Wood Headboard Bed — King Bed – Phillips TV & Stand — Dressers — Pots — Pans — Silverware — Glasses — Dish sets — Bunn Coffee Maker — Kitchen Table with 6 Chairs — Rollaway full size Bed Frame — Gazelle, Orbitrek, Weider, Dynap Pak 500 Exercise Equipment — 12 V Portable Vehicle Cooler — Large Outdoor Christmas Decorations – Baby Snow Buggy — Toboggan — Adult Snow Pants — Trap Throwers — Metal Filing Cabinet — Slickers — Lawn Chairs — Vanity Dresser with Mirror, Waterfall — Sewing Box — China Hutch — Seat Covers & Floor Mats — Fan — Large Topiary Flowers — (2) Night Stands — Desk — Canning Jars — House Painting Supplies — Pressure Cooker — Ice Skates — Utility Heater — Federal Stove, old — Several packages of Knotty Pine Tongue & Groove Lumber — Wagon Wheels — PLUS MORE.

www.mills-auction.com

SHOP EQUIPMENT

Aztec Tool Box — Large Barrel of Work Gloves — Sawdust — Several Tool Boxes — (4) Sheets Peg Board, – Miscellaneous Plywood — White soft Rope, part of rolls — Submersible Wire (partial roll) — Fluorescent Lights — Electrical Boxes — Shop Vac 1.0 — Honda 50 Pressure Washer on cart — Several Power Cords — Truck Parts — Signs — Flags, & more — Carpenter Boxes & Tools — Variety of Shop Oils, Grease, Filters & more — Monarch 1 HP Centrifugal Pump — Brass Check Valves — Fittings — New Brake Pads all sizes — Hanson Spring Scale — Go Jo Hand Cleaner — Assorted Hammers — Car Ramps — Trouble Lights — Crescent Wrenches — Open End Wrenches — Crow Bars — Aluminum & Rigid Wrenches & Pipe Cutters — Several Hydraulic Jacks — Assorted Bolt Bins — Tap & Dye Set — Drill Bits — Allen Wrenches — Heavy Metal Job Box — Cable TV Repair Box — 4 ft. Levels — Punches — Steel & Wood Drill Bits — Tarp Repair Kit — Welding Rod — Sledge Hammers — Swivel Rivet & Regular Rivet Tool — Hydraulic PTO Pump — 1st Aid Kit in Metal Box — Hack Saws — Wire Brushes — 3rd Arms — Electrical & Pipe Tape — Copper Tubing — Electrical Wire — Gear Pullers — 3/4” Socket Ratchets — Spikes — Air Products 225 amp. Arc. Welder — Blue Work Bench — Heat Lamps — Coolers — Booster Cables — Stainless Steel ¼” Tubing — Polish Rod Clamps — Chains — Texturing Tools — Hitches — Packard Chop Saw — Hilti Hammer Nailer — Hand Saws — 2 Wheeled Heavy Duty Carts —Poulan Chain Saw — Dodge Tailgate, 2006 — Chevy Chrome Pickup Rims — Several Nice Rims — 19.5x24 Tires — 11Rx24.5 Tires — 235x24.5 Truck Tires — 15, 16, 17 inch Pickup Tires — 225/60R Car Tires — Trailer Axles — Plastic Pipe & Pipe Trailer — Small Air Compressor — New Snowmobile Skis.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Hot House Cold Box Frame, garden starter new — Garden Trellis — Craftsman 7HP Rototiller, Self propelled — Electric Hedge Trimmer — Garden Hand Tools — Fishing Tackle Boxes — Weedwacker 17” Ez Fire Weed Eater — Vintage Honey Bee Raising Tools & Smoker — (2) Push Lawn Mowers — (4) Boxes Decorative Stone, new — White PVC Rain Gutter, Fitting & Down Spouts, new.

Owner: Rick & Denise Bradford

307-682-4046

Auctioneers Note: Rick & Denise have sold their place and moved to town. Plan to join us on the 19th of October as there will be something for everyone, Terms: Cash or Bankable Check Not responsible for accidents. --- Sale Conducted by --

MILLS AUCTION SERVICE

BOX 128 BOYES, MT 59316

406-427-5317, Cell 605-645-9611


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Seminar on ‘precision agriculture’ in Great Falls

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Montana State University College of Agriculture experts will be co-hosting a seminar on the use of sensor-based technologies for precision agriculture on October 24 at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn in Great Falls. The seminar is organized as a part of a project to educate and train wheat producers on how sensor-based technologies can increase the efficiency and profitability of their farm operations. Precision sensors enable farmers to develop crop-specific and site-specific nitrogen fertilizing recommendations to increase nitrogen use efficiency and overall crop yield. The project, called Professional + Producer, aims to point producers toward the use of reference strips and precision sensors for increased nitrogen use efficiency in wheat production. Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) program is funding the project. “This seminar will be a great opportunity for the agriculture community – producers, industry representatives, crop advisors and academic researchers – to share information on benefits and challenges associated with a variety of precision agriculture tools available,” said Olga Walsh, assistant professor in MSU’s College of Agriculture and conference coordinator. The all-day free conference will cover a variety of topics including: precision seed placement, precision agriculture from the growers’ perspective, nutrient management systems and precision weed management. Lunch is included. There will also be a round-table discussion and question-and-answer session exploring issues regarding precision agriculture methodologies. These interactive sessions aim to encourage an informal dialog between the experts and the attendees. The WSARE is a western branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Its mission is to advance – to the whole of American agriculture – innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. For more information about the seminar, contact: Olga Walsh, (406) 278-7707 or olga.walsh@montana.edu


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Montana Hereford Directory Anchor Polled Herefords

Holden Herefords

406-467-2880, Vaughn, MT

406-279-3301, Valier, MT

Anderson Ranch

Hultin Polled Herefords

John Andras

J Bar E Ranch

406-848-2588, Emigrant, MT

406-459-5937, Helena, MT

Montana Hereford Association Directors Tom Sparks, President

406-670-5074, Billings, MT

406-765-7068, Plentywood, MT

Mark Ehlke, Vice President

Banjo Ranch

K & C Hereford

Lacey Ehlke, Secretary/Treasurer

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

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

Barker Herefords

406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

Jerry Gereghty, Hyer McKechnie,

Loyning Farms

Chad Murnin, Bruce Thomas,

406-450-9716, Shelby, MT

Bar Star Cattle

406-399-7811, Havre, MT

Bayers Hereford Ranch

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT

Bear Paw Herefords

406-357-3216, Chinook, MT

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

Blue Heron Ranch

406-432-2142, Galata, MT

Brillhart Ranch Co

406-947-2511, Musselshell, MT

Broken Pick Ranch

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

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords 406-328-4095, Absarokee, MT

McKechnie Hereford Ranch 406-432-2296, Shelby, MT

McMurry Cattle

Courtney Herefords

406-828-4480, Alzada, MT

Curlew Cattle Co

406-287-9947, Whitehall, MT

Robert Culter Ranch

605-294-5332, Claremont, SD

Dallas Polled Herefords

406-368-2244, Canyon Creek, MT

Duncan Ranch Co

406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

Dutton Hereford Ranch

406-288-3330, Gold Creek, MT

Ehlke Herefords

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

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

Ned & Jan Ward Polled Herefords

307-672-3248, Sheridan, WY

Otis Ranch

406-223-4518, Emigrant, MT

Rafter Ranch Reich Bros

Sand-Bayers Herefords

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

Griffin Polled Herefords 406-821-0247, Darby, MT

Hess Herefords

406-567-2345, Denton, MT

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

Churchill Sensation 028X Churchill Cattle Co. Manhattan, MT

Dale Venhuizen (406) 580-6421

Bulls for sale - private treaty dale@churchillcattle.com

Hereford Bulls For Sale NOW Private Treaty

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Sidwell Ranch

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

Snowshoe Cattle Company

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

406-875-2138, Pompeys Pillar, MT

Soulsby Hereford Ranch

Reg. #43311285 Birth: 2/28/2012

406-698-3338, Stanford, MT

Sparks Herefords

406-778-2320, Plevna, MT

Edward Steele

307-664-2205, Deaver, WY

Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT

Thomas Herefords

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

Tomlinson Herefords

406-846-1370, Deer Lodge, MT

Vandeberg Ranch

406-323-1297, Roundup, MT

Feddes Herefords

406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

Our production sale is any time you want. We sell Hereford bulls and females by private treaty. Find out more at feddes.com. Better yet, visit the ranch.

406-322-4425, Columbus, MT

Weaver Herefords

Fort Keogh Livestock Research

Modest birth, massive meat

406-590-8059, Fairfield, MT

Ewing Herefords

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

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

406-735-4493, Geyser, MT

Wang Polled Hereford Ranch

406-452-6535, Power, MT

Beef Country Bull Sale December 4, 2013

Merrimac Cattle Company

406-580-6676, Willow Creek, MT

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

Wayne • Ben

Justin Wichman

M/D Herefords

Churchill Cattle Co

Cooper Hereford Ranch

P.O. Box 185 Musselshell, MT 59059 406-947-2511

406-778-2393, Baker, MT

406-832-3219, Wise River, MT

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

Registered and commercial Herefords that will qualify for CHB Program

Arvid Eggen, Tim Feddes,

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

Cherry Springs Ranch

406-662-3375, Bridger, MT

Brillhart Ranch Co.

406-895-2410, Plentywood, MT 406-386-2244, Big Sandy, MT

Wessel Ranch

406-575-2317, Lavina, MT

Westfeeds

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

Wichman Herefords

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

X Lazy P Ranch

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

Headwaters Livestock - Three Forks, Montana

November 13, 2013

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Jerry Gereghty (406) 425-1411 Denise Loyning (406) 328-4095, Della Ehlke (406) 439-4300 Sponsored by the Montana Hereford Association

Sidwell Ranch Bulls for Sale

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McMURRY CATTLE

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

THOMAS HEREFORDS Gold Creek, MT

Private Treaty

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME

7 miles south of Columbus, MT 406-322-4425 406-861-4426

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


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Rural Futures Conference about stepping beyond boundaries

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR

The 2013 Rural Futures Conference, set for November 3-5, aims to build on last year’s inaugural conference by getting rural communities more engaged through a variety of activities that seek to build and strengthen partnerships between them and University of Nebraska (NU) faculty. Registration opens September 1 at ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/conference for the conference that is hosted by the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute. The conference will take place at The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel, in Lincoln. The conference theme, Beyond Boundaries, is meant to encourage participants to step beyond typical boundaries and work together to create positive rural futures. The conference will bring together people from all walks of life to celebrate the importance of rural and create energy and enthusiasm for new and innovative ways to address complex opportunities and challenges that affect rural people and places. Last year’s conference drew about 475 participants to begin a conversation about how to create knowledge and action result-

Phone Conrad (406) 450-2244, leave a message or 278-5580.

HEIFERS FOR SALE 220 head real gentle, one-iron, 950 lb. heifers.

Bred to “calving ease” sons of Chinook - Image Maker - Mytty InFocus Ultra sound and preg tested. To calve: First bunch: February 10 Second bunch: March 5 Third bunch: March 27 Great Quality Cattle from reputable, honest cattleman with excellent history and references available.

Phone Darlington Cattle Company (406) 738-4469, Belt, MT

October  24,  2013      

8  am  –  4  pm Precision  Agriculture   Seminar  

 

   

     

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ing in resilient and sustainable communities. Many of those participants were faculty from NU and other universities; this year, organizers hope to get more community representatives and non-university partners to attend as RFI’s vision emphasizes partnerships among community leaders, business and industry and the university. The conference will begin Sunday evening, November 3, with Clay Jenkinson, who portrays Thomas Jefferson and who will offer Jefferson’s thoughts about boundaries and the new world. Registered participants may take a spouse or other guest at no charge to the evening’s performance. The conference’s November 4 schedule includes a welcome from NU President James B. Milliken, an update on the RFI’s activities and a keynote presentation titled “Innovating Beyond Boundaries” by Tom Koulopoulos, author and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank. The November 5 schedule will include a panel discussion by young leaders from rural communities, followed by concurrent tracks that focus on land use, civic engagement, young leader attraction and retention, extension and innovative approaches to rural health. There also will be an open space track to allow conference participants to propose and lead discussions about topics not specifically addressed on the conference   agenda.   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been invited to speak on strengthening rural partnerships at the close of the conference. Complete details on these activities and the entire conference agenda are available at ruralfutures.nebraska. edu/conference. Registration costs $150, but a discounted rate of $40 will be offered to high school and college students.

Free  to  all,  Lunch  provided,  Prize  draw  

Topics  covered:          

 

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Precision  Agriculture  Concept   Reference  Strips  and  Precision  Sensing   Precision  Weed  Management   Precision  Seed  Placement  

Interactive  Round  Table!  

Producers,  Industry  Representatives,  Crop  Advisors,  Researchers    

Robert  Blair   Kendrick,  ID    

Special  guests:   Producer,  2009  Precision  Ag  Farmer  of  the  Year   2011  Eisenhower  Fellow  in  Ag   2012  McCloy  Fellow  in  Ag   “Precision  Ag  Journey”  

Agronomist,  USDA-­‐NRCS  Ecological  Services   “USDA-­NRCS  Nutrient  Management  programs”   Bozeman,  MT   Please  contact:  Olga  Walsh  at:  (406)278-­7707   olga.walsh@montana.edu  with  questions/comments.  

Pat  Hensleigh  

 

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BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE Wyse Genetics

87 Red Angus heifers AI bred to Big Sky Due to calve Jan. 20

29 Red Angus heifers bull bred to Feddes and C-T bulls 18 Black Angus heifers bull bred to Black Angus bulls Gentle, grazed summer and fall in large rough pastures. Ultrasounded for calving dates in late July.

Call Steve Wyse (406) 581-0302, cell or (406) 284-3189, home, Manhattan, MT

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EHD and hunting in North Central Montana

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midge larvae that overwinter by burrowing into the ground. In the southeastern states, the disease is much more common and typically fewer whitetails die from it. Deer herds probably face annual virus activity, which results in herd immunity and protection from the disease. In Montana, EHD doesn’t appear as often but the mortality (death rates) can be higher. Based on University of Georgia research, whitetail death losses usually are well below 25 percent of the population, but can occasionally reach 50 percent. So far EHD outbreaks have not represented a limiting factor to deer population growth. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope can also develop fatal infections though not on the level with whitetails. The disease is characterized by extensive hemorrhaging, fever and a resultant urge to be near or even immersed in temperaturecontrolling fresh water. That explains dead whitetails found in or near ponds or even floating in rivers. Animals with the disease may exhibit symptoms such as fever, hemorrhaging of oral and nasal tissues, excessive salivation, nasal discharge, respiratory difficulties, tender hooves, and an arched back. Human Health Implications MK-III-LR The virus does not affect humans, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, eating venison from infected deer or being bitten by midges carrying the disease. Nevertheless, it’s probably best to pass up taking a whitetail that is in the final throws of EHD. What’s A Hunter To Do While white-tailed deer will not disappear from Region 4, there will be fewer animals on the landscape. If The MK-III hunters have secured a place Weather Station to hunt in north central Monarrives at your tana they shouldn’t be scared farm already away. assembled!! Whitetail hunters, however, may want to consider focusing their efforts elsewhere, like the eastern portion of Region 4 near Lewistown, or in Meagher County. There is also good whitetailed deer hunting to be had in eastern Montana. If sticking to the central part of the state, a hunter might consider higher mountain valleys. As with all hunting, Montana law requires permisEasily create custom sion on private land. Even reports and graphs if private land is not posted, hunters must have permission before hunting on private property. Access to public lands through private land requires permission of the landowner. That means preparation now can relieve last minute scrambling and panic later.

Concern about white-tailed deer populations plummeting from an ongoing disease in north central Montana is colliding with the state’s general deer season that starts October 26. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, EHD, is currently widespread in Montana, including Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4. For hunters the concern has been, will there be any whitetails left. The answer is, yes there will be deer left. That’s partly because Region 4 has been at high, if not record, whitetail deer densities. However, there will be fewer whitetails in areas with EHD and that may affect where a person hunts. The Disease EHD is the most important viral disease of white-tailed deer in the United States and occurs over a large part of the country, though the frequency and severity of outbreaks vary regionally. The virus is spread by tiny biting midges and occurs seasonally in late summer and fall. The first killing frost of the fall stops the disease, killing the midges, though not

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COMBINE HEADER FOR SALE

2009 MacDon D60-S 35-ft. combine header with CA20 adapter for John Deere 70 Series and new combines. Used 21/2 seasons, approximately 400 hours, on wheat only. Excellent condition............................................................................................. Photos and more specs can be seen at www.precisiontt.com (under MIsc). Call Curt Rambo, (406) 376-3186, home or 945-4912 cell

$54,900

Oklahoma Quality Beef Network fall sales dates set

By Oklahoma State University This year’s slate of Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) fall certified sales will include two new sites in western Oklahoma. Cherokee Livestock and Elk City Livestock will serve 8155 Hwy. 10 West as first-time hosts of OQBN Vac-45 certified sales October Missoula, Montana 30 and November 1, respec406-544-2940 or 406-829-3540 tively. OQBN also will return E-mail: neilm@lm-machinery.com to Jordan Livestock in Caddo County November 5. “We’ve never really been in western Oklahoma, and I think we’ll gain a lot of new producers from the area participating in the OQBN program,” said Gant Mourer, Oklahoma State University 1994 KW W900 4000 gallon water (OSU) Cooperative Extentruck.......... Available for RENT! 1973 Kenworth Big Block Cummins, 13 speed, flatbed, log sion beef value enhancement bunks.................................$8900 specialist for OQBN. In addition to new locations, the fall schedule has been expanded to 10 sales, 2005 Cat 962G wheel loader, ride control, good rubber................... $92,500 three more than in 2012, in 1997 Ford 2000-gallon water truck response to buyer feedback with front/side/rear spray. Very requesting more opportuninice condition..................$29,500 1990 International 4x4 type 4 enties to purchase OQBN cattle. gine, good rubber, job ready........ Other locations and dates .......................................$37,500 include OKC West (November 6 and December 4), McAlester Stockyards (NoClark 125B with 10-ft. Idaho Norvember 19), Blackwell Liveland snowblower, 350 hp............. Cat 950B wheel loader, general pur.......................................$24,900 stock (November 23), Tulsa pose bucket, good rubber............ .......................................$49,500 Stockyards (December 2), Ford self-load water truck, new pump, 42,000 miles...........$8750 Durant Livestock (December 5) and Pawnee Livestock 1997 International 4700 single (December 7). axle dump with DT466 and hyMourer said the goal is to draulic brakes................ $17,500 move a minimum of 5,000 OQBN Vac-45 and PRECON certified cattle by the end of Clark 125C wheel loader.....$17,500 the year. Cat 930 loader.....................$24,500 “It’s early yet, but we’ve 2003 Jet 80,000 lb. trailer and dolly.. had a lot of interest in the .......................................$29,500 1990 P&H 25 ton crane. Only 880 sales,” he said. “We’ve gotten hours..............................$52,400 some rain across the state, and corn and feed prices are falling, so all those things have put producers in a good position to possibly participate. We hope they will.” 50KW towable genset.............$9500 1996 JD 310D 4WD backhoe, ex- Cat D4E...............................$13,500 Drott 20-ton RT crane.........$17,500 OQBN, a joint project tend-a-hoe, air conditioning......... .......................................$26,500 between OSU Cooperative Extension and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, is dedicated to educating producers on best value-added management practices. As a result, buyers know they are getting healthy, high-quality New Holland LS170 skidsteer......... Fukishama 8000 lb. mini excavator, cattle through OQBN certi.......................................$16,500 Stone Mason gas powered stone blade, rubber tracks........$10,500 fied sales events. splitter.............................$20,000 Haulotte 3347 electric scissor lift, “The important thing is new batteries.....................$2850 we improve the health and Log Loaders Available nutrition of calves through our program,” Mourer said. “With the drought last year, we saw 8 percent to 10 percent death loss in feedlot and grower yards in regular cattle, AVAILABLE FOR RENT! Danzco pull through delimber.......... Shaker Buddy 2 deck screen.......... whereas with OQBN cattle, Wide variety of trencher boxes. ..........................................$8500 ......................... Rental Machine that death loss was about 1 percent.” Barko 450 log loader..........$29,500 For more information about OQBN, including all sale dates, locations and wean dates, visit www.oqbn.okstate.edu, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ * Dozers six way blades and rippers: D4 to D8 size * Flexible terms: pick up and delivery OklahomaQualityBeefNet* Compactors padfoot and smooth drum: 54” to 84” * Wheel loaders: 2 yard to 7 yard work or contact Mourer at * Excavators: from 10 ton to 30 ton * Articulated trucks: 25 and 30 ton Knuckle boom to fit tire truck..$2500 405-744-6060 or gantm@ okstate.edu.

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K-State to lead first NSF research center for wheat

By Kansas State University The National Science Foundation has named Kansas State University as its lead institution for the world’s first Industry/ University Cooperative Research Center on wheat. The premier center, named the NSF I/UCRC Wheat Genetics Resource Center, is the first National Science Foundationestablished research center for any crop plant. It will focus on improving the food production and disease resistance of wheat and other crop plants, as well as serve as a training hub for graduate students and young researchers. The National Science Foundation center will be divided between Kansas State University and Colorado State University, with Kansas State University serving as the lead institution. Bikram Gill, university distinguished professor of plant pathology and director of the university’s Wheat Genetics Resource Center, will serve as director. Collaborators include Kansas State University’s departments of agronomy, plant pathology, entomology and grain science and industry; USDA’s plant science and wheat genetics units; the Kansas Wheat Commission; the Kansas Wheat Alliance; and multiple corporations, including Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, Limagrain, Dow AgroSciences LLC, General Mills and the Heartland Plant Innovation Center. The National Science Foundation awarded a seed grant to start the research center, with the stipulation that at least three industry partners had to join and financially back the center. According to Gill, 10 companies signed on as partners. The Kansas-based research center will be largely based at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan, KS, where scientists will conduct research on wheat germplasm improvement, using the wheat gene bank of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center. Both the gene bank — which maintains about 14,000 wild wheat species strains and about 10,000 genetic stocks — and its accompanying laboratory will relocate to the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, Gill said. Several postdoctoral research fellows also will transition to the building. According to Gill, the research center creates unprecedented opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to work alongside industry partners and academic scientists, as well as to develop new genetic research that could immediately improve food security and safety. “It’s really a win-win for all involved,” Gill said. “It’s good news for Kansas State University because it’s taking one of the university’s big strengths and using it to improve food supplies, food safety and the economy, and train future scientists. It’s good news for businesses that are interested in improving their wheat growing and breeding efforts. They will be able to use this research to accelerate those areas. We see this as very, very exciting news.”

NDSU offers 2013 custom rates for early season farm operations

By NDSU Extension Service Survey results of custom farm work rates for early season operations in North Dakota are available at http://tinyurl. com/customrate. The survey is conducted every three years by the North Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Early season operations include rates for land tillage, planting, fertilizer and pesticide application, haying operations and livestock-related custom work. The survey summarizes approximately 2,700 reports from aerial operators, farmers, ranchers and other custom operators. The rates in the report include charges for the equipment, power, fuel and operator. “The number of reports, range in rates, most frequent rate reported and the average rate are shown for each field operation,” says Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist. “In addition, the average rate from the previous survey in 2010, as well as the percentage of change from 2010, also is reported. Data is provided by region of the state for most operations, as well.” The survey of late-season operations will be conducted in September and October. Operations to be included in the late-season survey are harvesting, grain drying, crop and hay hauling, and other miscellaneous operations. This information will be available in December.

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HEIFERS FOR SALE

30 Head black and black/white face heifers. Start calving February 20 for 65 days. Weigh approximately 950 lbs. Bred to 80 lb. birth weight bulls.

Phone Wehr Ranch, (406) 432-5533, Whitlash, Montana

COMBINES FOR SALE

2005 John Deere 9860 serial # 711713, 2309 engine hours, 1666 separator hours, stored inside, new small wire concaves, new 42” Firestone radial drive tires rated at 11,000 #’s each, 435 bushel Mauer grain tank extension, heavy duty variable speed feeder house, Xenon lighting, Touch Set chaffer and sieve adjustment, deluxe header height sensing, Dial-A-Speed reel control, Contour Master feeder house, 22.5’ high capacity unloading auger, new blades in the chopper. This is a clean, field ready machine.... $165,000 obo

1976 John Deere 7700 serial # 236836, 3137 actual hours with a 224 header, hydrostatic drive with turbo diesel, excellent condition, recently balanced chopper with good blades and new stationary knives, chaff spreader. The chopper swings away for easy windrowing while still spreading the chaff, ice cold air conditioner, 24.5/32 drive tires and 11.2/24 steering tires, always stored inside. All belts excellent. This combine is clean and field ready.... $15,000 obo

Call 406-266-3097, Cory Davis, Townsend, MT

Kolka Ranch Equipment

Oct. 26, 2013

10:00 a.m.

Lunch Available

Auction will be held at the Kolka Ranch near Stacy, MT, go 18 miles South of Highway 59 on Little Pumpkin Creek or 10 miles North of Highway 212 on East Fork Otter Creek Road. Signs will be posted from Highway 212 & Highway 59.

EQUIPMENT

John Deere 4230 Tractor with 4250 Engine, cab, air, new rubber — Farmhand F228 Loader with bucket & grapple on above tractor — John Deere 4440 Tractor with powershift, cab, air, dual hydraulics, 3 point — Hesston 80-90 4x4 Tractor with 3 hydraulics, 3 point, cab, air, new rubber — Hesston L350 Loader on above Tractor — Hesston 8450 Agco #HM92291 Swather with 18 foot auger head, cab & air (low miles) — 2011 Vermeer R2800 #IVRV2516XC1006032 Twin Rake (less than 100 acres) — Sitrex, 3 point V Rake — Krause 15½ ft. Tandem Offset Disc with Foldup wings (new front discs) Serial #1443 — John Deere model LL207A 12 ft. Double Disc Drill with Alfalfa & Fertilizer Box & Packers — John Deere 468 Square Baler — Great Plains Solid Stand 24 ft. Double Disc folding Grain Drill with packers model #25524#2P263IF — John Deere 100 Spring Tine Chisel, 20 ft. with Wings — Leon model 3100 Three-way 3 point Rear Blade #622302 — John Deere 10 ft. Blade was mounted on 4440 Tractor — John Deere 4200 4 Bottom 16 inch Share Spinner Plow, 3 point — John Deere 716 Auger Feed Silage Wagon with hydraulic Feed — Case IH 8465 Automatic Big Round Baler #CFH0078324 (new belts) — Lohman Big 8 Bale Mover — (2) Vallejo 3 point Bale Unrollers — Bale Spear fits Hesston Loader — Mayrath 6x24 PTO Grain Auger – 2009 Buick Enclave Car – 20-ft. chain blanket harrow.

TRUCKS-TRAILERS-ATV’S-SNOWMOBILES

International Fleetstar 2000 with rebuilt 250 Cummins Diesel, with 24 ft. Omaha Stock & Grain Box — Sturdi 26 ft. Bale Rack on Above Truck — 1991 Ford F350 Custom Crew Cab, 4x4, 460 Engine — 1999 Ford F250, V10 Engine, 4x4, with 5 speed Besler 3100 Bale Bed — 1999 Chevy Suburban, 4x4 — 1997 Chevy ½ ton, 4x4, 1500 — Polaris Sportsman 500 AWD (needs work) — 1994 Titan 20 ft. Stock Trailer with brush fenders, synthetic floor with mats — 1991 Diamond D 16 ft. Stock Gooseneck Stock Trailer — Arctic Cat Prowler Snowmobile — Arctic Cat Cutler Sled — Ski Doo Tundra Snowmobile with reverse — Tilt Bed Bumper Hitch Snowmobile Trailer — Isuzu Rodeo Pickup. --- Sale Conducted by --

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RANCH AND YARD

Pearson model 93 Auto Head Catch Stock Chute with palpation cage — WW Calving Stall with auto head catch — Zee Tee Poly Calf Warmer — Calf Puller — Gunnison Cattle System Load Chute Carrier & 28 Panels — T & S Trip Hopper, 1½ Ton Cake Feeder with Wide Bottom Chain — Pickup Sprayer with 450 gallon Tank — Poly 4 Wheeler Sprayer — John Deere STX38, 5 Speed Riding Lawn Mower with grass catcher — John Deere D130 Riding Mower with grass catcher — Toro Lawn Mower — Husky Garden Cart —Troy-Bilt Rototiller — Hydraulic Post Hole Auger – (10) Cement Feed Bunks.

RANCH SUPPLIES

(6) Round Bale Feeders — (30) Turned Tractor Tire Tubs — (2) Steel 16 ft. Feed Bunks — (3) 500 gallon Fuel Tanks on metal stands — 100 gallon Pickup Fuel Tank — (2) 100# Propane Bottles — (2) Solar Fence Chargers — 50 gallon Barrel of White Gas — Wire Feed Welder — Cement Mixer — Lincoln 225 amp Arc Welder — Magna Force Air Compressor — Acetylene Torch & Bottles — Makita Cut Off Saw — 100# Anvil — Stihl 028 Chain Saw — (2) Honda 5 HP Engines — Bolt Bin — Duplex Pump Jack — 2 Ton Floor Jack — Propane Heater — Platform Scale — Branding Pot — G-VC 190 3000 PSI Pressure Washer — McCormick Dearing Burr Grinding Mill — (2) 18.4x30 Tractor Tires — (2) 12.4x24 Tires — Aluminum Ramps — 3/8”, 1/2”, 3 /4” Socket Sets — Pipe Wrenches — End Wrenches — Electric Tools — Grease Guns — Oil Filters — V Belts — Hoses — Tarps — Hand Tools — 255x19 Tires — 750x18 Tires — 195x14 Tires — Several Bicycles — PLUS MORE.

HAY & HORSES

400 Bales Grass & Alfalfa Hay, big rounds — Buckskin Saddle Horse — Filly Colt — Miles City Form Fitter Saddle — Miscellaneous Tack in the Barn.

SOME CABINETS & MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Kolka Livestock 406-784-6627

Owners:

Auctioneers Note: This ranch is selling and this is a liquidation of Kolka Livestock assets – lots of useable equipment from old line ranch. Plan to be there on October 26th. Terms: Cash or Bankable Check Not responsible for accidents.

www.mills-auction.com


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WANTED:

4 New Holland bale wagons, 4 John Deere 346, 336 or newer balers, 4 Farmhand bale accumulators, forks, 4 John Deere silage choppers, 4 John Deere 653A, 853A row crop heads

Call Roeder Implement, (785) 336-6103, Seneca, KS

SCRAPERS and EXCAVATOR FOR SALE

3- Cat 627B

scrapers. Starting at

$40,000 Hitachi EX 300LC

excavator, low hours with thumb

$55,000

Call 406-289-0210

Animal science professors receive national honors

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Three faculty members with the University of NebraskaLincoln’s (UNL) Department of Animal Science received national awards recently. Rodger Johnson received the American Society of Animal Science’s (ASAS) Morrison Award, Dennis Brink received the ASAS’s Fellow Award and L. Dale Van Vleck received the American Dairy Science Association’s Fellow Award. Johnson, professor emeritus, studies swine genetics and his research has improved swine health and production worldwide. Some of his recent research could help producers combat a disease called porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. In recent experiments, he studied alternative approaches to evaluating immunity and genetic resistance to PRRS. This disease costs U.S. pork producers about $560 million annually. Throughout his teaching career, Johnson has assisted 41 graduate students in earning their degrees. Brink, professor, began teaching in 1978 and has taught nutrition, management and physiology classes at UNL. Currently, his primary teaching responsibility is a course on animal physiology and one for new animal science students. Brink also is current president of the UNL chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, an honor society that recognizes faculty and students in agriculture and related sciences. The ASAS Fellow award is presented to animal scientists who have made excellent contributions to the animal industry and have had continuous membership in the ASAS for a minimum of 25 years. The ASAS Morrison Award is awarded to animal scientists who have made a meritorious scientific contribution or discovery in research in the field and is the organization’s most prestigious award. Van Vleck, emeritus professor, is recognized as a pioneer in developing innovative quantitative and computational approaches devoted to the goal of genetic improvement. Van Vleck has chaired supervisory committees of 49 doctoral and 29 master’s graduate committees and worked with 14 postdoctoral students and research associates, many of whom now hold important positions at universities and research institutions worldwide. Van Vleck has authored or co‐authored 380 peerreviewed scientific papers, 275 abstracts, 14 books, 11 chapters in books, 111 contributions to proceedings of numerous conferences and 120 articles for farm and extension publications. The purpose of the ADSA Fellow Award is to recognize Dairy Foods Division and Production Division members of the American Dairy Science Association who have given distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more.


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KROGMANN BALEBEDS

Kylie Bailey Flesch and Justin Fritz, both of Shelby, Montana show their steers at the 2013 Marias Fair held in Shelby in late July. Photo by Denae Peterson, Valier.

MONTANA ANGUS FEMALE BONANZA X

MONDAY • OCTOBER 28, 2013 • 11:00 AM Public Auction Yards • Billings, Montana • Auctioneer Ty Thompson 406-698-4783

3266 BRED ANGUS FEMALES SELL

1586 BRED HEIFERS 1000-1100# Including: • 399 Hd AI Bred To TC Franklin 619

These Bred Females selling are the REAL MONTANA KIND! They will have as much quality and program as any set of females you will find anywhere in America.

Carrying bull calves • Calve: February 1-21

• 61 Hd AI Bred To FF Dempsey Y11 Carrying bull calves • Calve: February 1-21

• 90 Hd AI Bred to TC Franklin 619

Carrying bull calves • Calve: February 22-March 9

• 324 Hd AI Bred To TC Franklin 619 Carrying heifer calves • Calve: February 1-21

• 36 Hd AI Bred To FF Dempsey Y11 Carrying heifer calves • Calve: February 1-21

• 90 Hd AI Bred To TC Franklin 619

Carrying heifer calves • Calve: February 22-March 9

1680 BRED COWS 1075-1250#

• 60 Hd AI Bred To TC Franklin 619 Carrying both sexes • Calve: February 14-21

Including:

• 100 Hd AI Bred To Sitz Dash

Carrying both sexes • Calve: February 20

The following heifers were pasture bred to low birth weight sons of TC Franklin 619, Connealy Dublin 8223 & Vermilion Xtra X

• 76 Hd Pasture Bred Heifers

2-COMING 3-YEAR-OLDS

• 416 Hd Bred to Connealy Dublin & Vermilion X Factor Sons Calve: March 1-31

• 57 Hd Bred to Top Vermilion Bulls Calve: March 1-31

• 183 Hd Bred to Connealy Dublin & Vermilion X Factor Sons

Carrying bull calves • Calve: March 10-31

• 75 Hd Pasture Bred Heifers

Calve: April 1-30

• 220 Hd Bred To Top Vermilion Bulls

Carrying heifer calves • Calve: March 10-31

• 122 Hd Pasture Bred Heifers

Calve: April 1-30

• 170 Hd Bred To Top Vermilion Bulls

Carrying both sexes • Calve: April 1-30

• 20 Hd Pasture Bred Heifers

Calve: May 1-30 (True May calves)

Carrying both sexes • Calve: May 1-10

• 12 2 to 6-Yr-Olds Bred to Sitz Madison 10477 & Connealy Dublin Sons

Carrying both sexes • Calve: March 10-April 30

• 55 Hd Bred to Top Vermilion Bulls

• 116 Hd Pasture Bred Heifers

Calve: May 1-30

Calve: March 15 for 45 days

3 & 4-YEAR-OLDS

• 180 Hd Bred to Connealy Dublin & Vermilion X Factor Sons Calve: March 1-31

• 80 Hd Bred To Connealy Dublin & Vermilion X Factor Sons ★ All cows and heifers ultrasound pregnancy tested and calves sexed by Dr. Ralph Miller. ★ Officially Bangs vaccinated. ★ All cows and heifers have been on a sound health and mineral program. Vira-Shield-3-VL5 and Ivermectin Pour On in the spring. ★ Cattle will sell in uniform short day calving periods. ★ Sold on a gate cut basis.

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Joe & Linda Goggins • Billings, MT 406-861-5664 (C) • 406-373-6844 (H) Merrill & Kathleen Ostrum 406-321-1320 or 406-328-4878

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Winterizing roses

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 10:30AM ACTON, MT (10.5 MILES NW OF BILLINGS) Directions: North of Billings 101/2 miles on Hwy 3 to Mainwaring Rd, West 11/2 miles, North 1/4 mile.

BROWN FARMS

TRACTORS & LOADERS 1993 Versatile 976 Tractor, 4wd, 6542 hrs, Cummins 855-360 hp, 12 speed, 2nd atom jet pump, 520/85R42’s (65%), 6 remotes, s#D931124 1985 Steiger Cougar III ST250 Tractor, 4wd, 8144 hrs, Cat 3306-250 hp, 10 speed w/hi-lo, 20.8-38’s (gd), 4 remotes, s#ST25002518 (re) 1995 CIH 5240 Tractor, mfwd, 7617 hrs, 100 hp, 16 speed partial ps, lh reverser, 18.4-38’s (new), 540/1000 pto, 3 point, 3 remotes, s#JJF1042295; Sells w/Buhler 2795 loader, 6’ & 8’ buckets/grapple, self leveling 1973 John Deere 4430 Tractor, sgc, 5945 hrs, 125 hp, quad shift, 18.4-38’s duals, 540/1000 pto, 2 remotes, s#003203R, “1 owner”; Sells w/ JD 158 loader, 8’ bucket 1961 John Deere 4010 Tractor, cab, 80 hp, syncro shift, 18.4-34’s, 3 point, 540/1000 pto, 1 remote, s#14265; Sells w/Ezee-On 2100 loader, 7’ bucket/grapple (re) Farmhand F235 Loader, bucket

TRUCKS & ATV 2001 IHC 9400 Eagle Semi Truck, conventional, 671,263 miles, Cat C15, 10 speed, 60” Pro sleeper, wet kit, 238” wheel base, air ride, 295/75R22.5’s 2000 Volvo Semi Truck, conventional, day cab, 670,000 miles, Cummins N14, 10 speed, tandem axle, 11R22.5’s (tm) 1976 Ford F600 Truck, 16’ box, hoist, hi-lift for silage, roll tarp, 361V8, 4/2 shift, 43,500 miles 1967 Ford F600 Truck, 16’ box, hoist, V8, 4/2 shift, 74,009 miles 1984 Ford F250 P/U, 460-V8, 4 speed, 8’ box, 63,885 miles 1970 Ford F250 Service Truck, 360V8, 4 speed, dually, Lincoln welder (tm) 1964 Ford F100 P/U, 292V8, 4 speed (tm) 2004 Kawasaki Bayou 250 Four Wheeler, 2wd (tm)

TTERMS

TRAILERS

MISC

1993 Wilson Pacesetter, DHW-200, 41’ hopper bottom, roll tarp, new brake pads, 11R24.5’s 1989 Travalong flatbed, 28’, triple axle, gooseneck, ramps (2)Utility Flatbeds, 18’ tilt, bumper pull, tandem axles Combine/Swather Hauler, 18’x142”, adjustable, tandem axle duals, ramps, air brakes, springs, pintle, 255/70R22.5’s Tandem axle dolly, 12’ tongue, air brakes, springs, 275/80R24.5’s

EQUIPMENT 8 Pak, FarmHand Bale fork, bucket mount Chisel Plow, IH 35, 26’, chisel points, hydraulic fold-up (re) Disk, Schaffer 20’ offset, 23” discs, 9” spacing Drill, IHC 620 14’, double disc Field Cultivator, John Deere 1610, 45’, sweeps, hydraulic fold-up Grader, Cat 12, 12’ moldboard, “retrofitted” to pull w/tractor, hydraulic Grain Auger, Westfield MK100-71, 10”x71’, swing away, pto, low profile, “used 2 seasons” Grain Auger, Brandt, 10”x70’, swing away, pto Grain Auger, Sakundiak HD7-33, 7”x33’, 16 hp gas motor Grain Augers (3), Drill Fill, hydraulic Grain Seed Cleaner, Carter, disc cylinder, 220v, 100 bu hr Grain Header, MacDon 36’ batt reel, fits JD9650, shedded Mowers, John Deere 709, 8’, 540 pto, trail type Rod weeder 28’ Roller, Riteway PCR4245, 45’x42”, 3 section, hydraulic transport Scraper, Eversman 2SD, hydraulic (re) Sprayer, NH SF216, 132’, Trimple EZ guide auto steer, new aprons

Cash or checks accepted with valid driver’s license Full payment due on day of the auction

Thank you and have a good day

BROWN FARMS Dennis Brown, (406) 855-2088 Consignors: (re) Ryan Erickson (406) 208-4442 (tm) Todd Marsh (406) 670-3230 Merton Musser, Auction Manager (406) 652-2266

TAUCTIONEERS

& CONDITIONS

• •

Airco Welder/Generator, 500ac 375dc, Wisconsin engine Batchboy Chemical metering system, Mdl 2950, b/s motor Big Valley Squeeze Chute 7’, palpitation cage Bin Sweep Central drill press, 16 speed Concrete blankets, (17) 6’x20, insulated ESAB 1125 Plasma Cutter Fuel Tanks: 9000 gal, (2) 1000 gal, 500 gal w/ stand, 300 gal/stand, 250 gal w/pump Hotsy Pressure Washer, Mdl 981A, LP gas, 2000psi, 4 gpm, 35k, btu Jet Bandsaw HVBS-7MW Millermatic 200 Welder, wire feed, cv/dc Palco mineral feeder Graham Seed Treater Railroad ties, (36) 81/2’ 1999 Ford F250 short box, red Reddy space heater Welding table

NOTE

The Browns have leased their land at Acton but continue to farm near Wolf Point. Please join us for a nice line of equipment, trucks, tractors, and shop tools. Lunch will be available and portable toilets on-site.

LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AVAILABLE - Go To Website For Complete Details

Musser Bros, Inc. - Regional Office (406) 652-2266 k

By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota Although the weather has been very pleasant, winter is not far away. Here in Minnesota, we need to protect roses not only against low winter temperatures, but also against fluctuating temperatures, particularly in spring. The first step in avoiding winter injury is to keep your roses healthy during the growing season -- which hopefully you have already done. Unthrifty plants are more prone to winter injury. Roses that have been fertilized and managed for pests and diseases are more likely to escape winter injury. Also, plants that have lost their leaves early in the fall because of disease or nutrient deficiencies are also more susceptible. If you plan to fertilize them a final time, avoid adding nitrogen which only encourages new growth when the plants should be slowing down for winter. Protect all but the hardy roses (shrub roses) by mounding or tipping them in mid-October. Mounding is easier, but tipping allows you to save more of the plant from year to year. To mound roses, cut them back to eight to twelve inches and cover them completely with soil. Cover each mound with a couple feet of leaves or straw. A chicken-wire cylinder will keep leaves and straw from blowing away. Tipping roses is more rigorous exercise, but the reward is a larger plant next year. To tip roses, tie the canes together and dig a trench out from the base of each plant. Loosen soil around the roots with a garden fork, and tip each rose into its trench. Use the soil you removed to cover the trenches. Then add leaves or straw, just like mounding. Finish by covering with chicken wire to hold everything in place. In April, begin to uncover mounded or tipped roses by removing the leaves or straw as they thaw. In two to three weeks, roses should be completely uncovered and lifted upright. Water them well and trim off dead or damaged wood. You’re on your way to a new growing season of beautiful flowers. For more information contact Jim Stordahl at stordahl@umn.edu or call 800-450-2465. Source: Deb Brown, UM Horticulturist.


Fall a good time to divide perennials

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Garden perennials, such as purple coneflower, tall sedum and garden phlox add color and beauty to any landscape. To keep perennial plants healthy, gardeners should divide them every three to five years, and with winter just around the corner, now is a good time to get started, said Sarah Browning, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) extension educator. “We usually have cooler, moderate temperatures in the fall with good rain and several months of growing time for root development before winter,” Browning said. Plant roots continue to grow until the ground temperature reaches below 40 degrees. Homeowners may have noticed dead sections in the middle of their perennials, along with decreased blooming, which are common indicators that a plant needs to be divided. “When you are dividing a perennial, the goal is to remove any old, dead sections of the plant crown and divide in into several new divisions that you can replant in the garden,” Browning said. To divide plants, the preferred method is to dig up the plant and then cut the original crown into sections, Browning said. Make sure each section has at least one growing shoot. Bigger divisions result in faster plant recovery and blooming. “You are trying to keep it in more of a young, juvenile state so that it is actively growing,” Browning said. “The crown will get bigger and bigger every year.” Take care to prevent plant roots from drying out during the digging and dividing process, and water plants immediately after transplanting. After that, new plants need to be watered at least once a week for 3-4 weeks. “Perennials need to stay well watered while they are trying to get reestablished,” Browning said. Finally, apply a 2-3 inch layer of wood chip mulch to hold moisture in the soil and keep plant roots cool. For more information about dividing perennials, watch this YouTube video from UNL’s Backyard Farmer at http:// youtu.be/RuYW2Vj5JZ4.

NEW HAYING EQUIPMENT

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

(406) 543-0382

2002 Ford F550 service truck, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, automatic, 5000 lb Venture crane.............. ...................................$22,500

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

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(800) 779-3660

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

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

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

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

1994 Ford F450 bucket truck, 460 V8, automatic, generator, compressor, 31-ft reach$8500

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

1997 Trailboss 3 axle, 27 ton tilt bed trailer, 5-ft stationary and 22-ft tilt........................$18,500

Pettibone telescopic 8000 lb. forklifts..................................... $15,000 Rough terrain 7000-8000 lb. forklifts.........................$7000 to $9000 Alitec PH60 asphalt grinder for skid steer................................ $7500 Case Maxi Sneaker C trencher/cable plow with Kubota diesel, boring attachment, shows 512 hours................................................. $7500 Ditch Witch 400SX cable plow with trencher............................ $5000 1999 Ditch Witch 410SX cable plow with boring attachment... $7500 Ditch Witch 350SX cable plow.................................................. $5000 2003 Ford F550 service truck, V-10, auto, 3200# IMT crane.............. ............................................................................................ $15,000 2001 Ford F550 4WD diesel, 6 speed manual, 11-ft. box van............ ............................................................................................ $15,000 1994 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5+2 speed, 6200# IMT crane, compressor, hydraulic outriggers........................................ $12,500 1985 Ford F700 4x4 service truck, IMT 5000 lb. crane, underhood air compressor, outriggers........................................................ $15,000 1985 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5/2 speed, 8000 lb. Auto Crane, compressor.............................................................. $11,000 1989 International 41-ft. bucket truck, diesel, automatic....... $10,000 1994 Ford F450 31-ft. bucket truck with 460 V-8, automatic, generator, compressor....................................................................... $8500 1989 International S1754 DT360, 5/2 speed, Altec 300 bucket............ .................................................................................................. $7500 1988 Ford L8000 diesel, automatic, 14-ft. flatbed dump........... $8000 1981 International 4x4 dump truck, low miles....................... $12,500 16-ft. flatbed dump with hoist..................................................... $3500 1997 Ford F800 crew cab truck, diesel, 9 speed, 5000 lb. crane, welder, grease reel and pump............................................. $15,000 1986 Ford F800 National 228 37-ft. crane 14-ft. dump bed... $10,000 1999 Ford 550 diesel, automatic, flatbed with lift gate.............. $9000 1988 Internatonal 1800 2-ton diesel 4x4 flatbed...................... $9000 1996 Chevrolet Kodiak Cat diesel, 6 speed automatic, utility bed, outriggers............................................................................... $8500

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

1989 Ford F450 utility truck, 11-ft. bed, 460 hp, automatic....... $2500 1987 International cab and chassis, diesel, automatic, 160 CFM driveline compressor.............................................................. $6000 1978 International 1600 4WD, cab and chassis, gas engine, 4 speed, 2 speed transfer case, low miles. Ex-government...... $5000 1979 GMC chip truck................................................................. $6500 1981 International S1800 4x4 flatbed, 14,000 lb. knuckle boom.......... ............................................................................................... $12,500 1996 International 4900 DT466 engine, 10 speed................ $12,500 1995 International 4900 466, 5 speed, 18-ft. flatbed dump......$12,500 Waterous fire pumper, 175 gpm, 125 psi, 300 gallon tank, 11-ft. Reading utility box.................................................................. $5000 12-ft. flatbed, 3200 lb. IMT crane, air compressor...................... $5000 125-275 CFM air compressors.....................................$4000 - $7500 12-ton 22-ft. tilt bed trailer.......................................................... $6500 (11) 20-ton 24-ft. tilt bed trailers.................................$7500 - $10,000 1-ton utility beds, starting at...................................................... $1000 Miller 250-400 amp diesel welder................................$1500 - $2500 Brush Bandit chipper............................................................ $11,000 2 ton dump boxes, each............................................................ $1000 Buckets for skid steer loaders........................................................Call Forklift forks...................................................................................Call Cat IT28 quick-tach forks.......................................................... $2750 Auger bits, 18” and 30” with 21/2” square shank............$750 & $1000 Versatile 35-ft. bucket attachment............................................. $3000

NEW COMPACT TRACTORS

NEW New Holland 30 Boomer MFD, NEW attachments @ Sale Prices gear transmission, loader................ NEW New Holland H8040 windrower. Call for Details ....................................... IN STOCK ....................................... IN STOCK NEW New Holland 35HST Boomer 12-ft. or 14-ft. header available MISCELLANEOUS USED EQUIPMENT hydro, MFD, loader......... IN STOCK NEW New Holland Roll-Belt 450 NEW New Holland Boomer 40 & John Deere 3-point rake........... $1000 Utility round baler, 540 PTO, twine 2008 New Holland LM5040 telehanBoomer 50 with loader................... only. Makes 4’x5’ bales, 40 PTO hp dler with pallet forks. 2400 hours.... .................................... AVAILABLE requirement.................... IN STOCK NEW New Holland Boomer 3050 ........................................... $72,900 NEW New Holland BR7090 round 2011 New Holland T6050 MFD tractor, MFD, CVT transmission, Superbaler, net/twine, 1000 PTO.............. cab, 16x16 transmission with 840TL Suite cab, loader....................CALL ....................................... IN STOCK NEW New Holland T1510 with MFD, loader, bucket, grapple. 1500 hours. NEW New Holland 5060 14x18 small ........................................... $76,900 loader, 3-point and PTO.................. square baler................... IN STOCK ....................................... IN STOCK NEW New Holland 5070 14x18 small New Holland 1495 12-ft. haybine, square baler................... IN STOCK gas. Nice............................... $8900 NEW SKID STEERS 2006 Vermeer MC1030 13’3” pull-type disc mower conditioner, 2-pt. swivel NEW TRACTORS hitch, steel conditioner.......... $9900 1993 Case IH 8580 4x4x8 big square baler................................... $18,500 1976 International 1066 2WD tracMassey-Ferguson Hesston 2190 tor, 126 PTO hp, cab, 3-point, 4x4 square baler, single axle, ap540/1000 PTO, rebuilt engine, proximately 15,000 bales. Always 85% rubber......................... $7900 shedded.................................CALL John Deere 468 16x18 square baler.. .............................................. $6500 John Deere 510 round baler..... $2500 NEW New Holland 225 skid steer with New Holland 258 hydraulic rake. Excellent condition. Consigned. $5500 cab................................. IN STOCK Allis-Chalmers 185 Crop Hustler NEW New Holland TS6.110 MFD, 95 NEW New Holland 223 skid steer with New Holland 57 3-point PTO rake. tractor runs good. 75 hp..... $5800 Like new................................ $4500 PTO hp........................... IN STOCK cab................................. IN STOCK NEW New Holland T6.140 Plus MFD, NEW New Holland L220 with bucket. Career Opportunity In Sales and Service Call Wayne 98” bar axles, 3 remotes.IN STOCK ..............................DEMO PRICING

Western Montana New Holland 7719 Thornton Drive Missoula, MT

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TRUCKS FOR SALE

2001 International 9200i tractor, 51” cab, Cat C-12, recent complete overhaul by T&E with some warranty left, Fuller FRO-15210C transmission, Meritor RT40-145 rears at 3.90, air ride, low miles, light weight. 1998 Freightliner FLB four axle truck with a 12,000# steerable lift axle, Detroit Series 60 engine overhauled by Interstate Diesel, Fuller RTLO 16713A transmission, Meritor RT 40-145 rears at 4.10, cab and chassis set up for up to 24-ft. box and pintle hitch.

Reduce winter feeding costs

By Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk County Extension Service, Minnesota For the second year, dry weather conditions have created Call Roger Rader, 406-264-5475, Sun River, MT feed shortages for many area beef producers. When the winter feed supply is short, the most common options are to reduce herd size, purchase more hay or feed alternative feedstuffs such as corn silage, beet pulp, waste potatoes or straw. Another option, however, is the simple approach to reduce waste of what you feed. Winter feeding represents the greatest expense in most beef cow-calf enterprises. In the upper Midwest a mature (406) 543-7855 cow will need 3-4 tons of hay during a typical winter feeding period. If the pasture is gone, the feeding period will be even longer requiring more hay. You can easily double your hay usage, if your method of feeding is to place bales out in the pasture or lot without any type of feeder. In this situation the hay becomes expensive bedding for the cows. Thus you will also double your winter feed costs, which at current prices can easily add $300 per cow. Even when feeding hay with hay feeders the waste can vary from 15-50% depending on type of feeder thus significantly increasing your feed costs. Michigan State University evaluated waste from different types of hay feeders in a recent study. The results showed some types of feeders do a better job of reducing round bale hay loss than others. This study compared 1) typical ring feeder with a solid panel around the bottom, 2) a cradle type hay feeder with slanted vertical bars so cow could access hay, but not place their head inside the feeder; 3) a silage feeder type wagon, and 4) a cone type hay feeder similar to the feeder pictured below, but with a sold panel at the bottom to keep any loose hay in the feeder. They report dry matter hay waste was 3.5%, 6.1%, 11.4% and 14.6% for the cone, ring, feeder wagon and cradle feeders, respectively. If a farm currently estimates hay waste of 20% from using a bale ring without a solid panel, by switching to a cone style ring feeder, they could reduce overwinter hay costs by $53 dollars per head (assuming hay is $100 per ton). For a 20 head cow herd this would result in a total feed savings of $1069 for the winter. The researchers also shared the following observations regarding hay feeder design that may help reduce feed losses • Provide enough distance between the outside of the feeder and the feed. Feeders, which allow cows to be able to comfortably keep their heads within the feeder perimeter, reduce feed losses. • Avoid bars or dividers between feeding stations. Design features, which allow more access to the hay by reducing a cow’s inclination to push or butt another cow to get access to the hay, will reduce hay losses. • Provide a comfortable feeding height. Cows prefer to eat with their ears are lower Hi-Line Cut Bank Hi-Line Havre than the top of their shoulders 406.873.2778 406.622.5682 similar to how they eat grazing. Cows that reach over the Taylor Aviation NGS Sales top of the feeder to get hay also 406.622.5682 406.567.2532 tend to waste more. • Use a hay saver panel. Feeders designed to sit on the ground will benefit from having a solid panel at the bottom to keep hay inside the feeder. A final tip to help reduce feed losses is to place a new bale in the feeder when only 10% of the bale is left. This will force the cows to eat a majority of the bale as well as make sure there is adequate Increased Droplet Size room for the new bale. If you are in the market for new bale Better Coverage feeders, keep this study in mind when selecting a feeder. Modifications can also be Better Canopy Penetration made to current feeders to help reduce feed losses. Increases Deposition For more information contact Jim Stordahl at stordahl@ umn.edu or call 800-450-2465. Reduces Drift Potential This article was written by Amy Radunz and Bill Halfman, UW Extension. Maximum Performance, Convenience, & Value www.agrasyst.com

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By NDSU Extension Service Kelsey Hibl and Brittany Berger, Stark County 4-H members, won third place at the third annual FilmFest 4-H, the national youth film festival held August 4-7 in Branson, Missouri. Their entry, “The Adventures of Melvin & Marvin,” also won first place in the animation category and the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 North Dakota 4-H Film Festival, which was held during the North Dakota State Fair in Minot in July. Their winning entry is on YouTube at http://youtu.be/ xR7A4Bk1Pmw. Other first places at the state festival were: • 4-H promotional category - K2S Production (team members Seth Kjellberg, Sara Hatlewick and Kelly Susa, Stutsman County), “We’re 4-H Crazy,” available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/frkIT-wnCsc • Documentary category - Farm Lover (Laura Huber, Emmons County), “I am From,” available on YouTube at http:// youtu.be/Ia942e-caak • Narrative category - The Creatively Insane (team members Megan Tichy and Ashley Tahran, Barnes County), “The Princess and the Peasant,” available on YouTube at http:// youtu.be/siNSiOSdrb4 “The 4-H Film Festival gives youth a great opportunity to develop life skills such as decision making, planning and goal setting,” says Linda Hauge, a North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service 4-H youth development specialist. She also is the festival’s organizer. The North Dakota 4-H Foundation and North Dakota State Fair sponsor the festival. Berger and Hibl were among nine North Dakota youth who participated in FilmFest 4-H. The youth entered four films in the national competition. In addition, they attended screenings of youth-produced films and workshops designed to help young filmmakers improve their skills immediately. They also had opportunities to visit one-on-one with the workshop presenters and compare filmmaking notes with other 4-H’ers around the country.

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By University of Wyoming Extension The benefits and pitfalls of using simple payback calculations to determine a renewable energy system’s return on investment are described in a University of Wyoming Extension publication. Simple payback determines the number of years for the energy savings from a renewable energy system to offset the initial cost of the investment, wrote researchers in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in “Renewable Energy Investment Analysis,” B-1235 They use examples to show how the formula works; however, they caution simple payback does not take into account electricity price escalation, cannot easily accommodate variable rate electricity prices, is not well-suited to comparing alternative investments and does not factor in the energy savings and costs that occur after the payback period. There are alternative analyses that solve most of the problems of simple payback, they wrote. The bulletin is available for free download by going to www.uwyo.edu/ces and clicking Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Type B-1235 in the search field.


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2004 Timpte 48’x96”, triple air ride, aluminum wheels 24.5, 11R24.5 radial tires, stainless steel rear............................................................P.O.R.

2012 Wilson AD-1080 48’x102” aluminum drop trailer, boxes, winches, air ride spread axle, aluminum wheels......................................P.O.R.

2007 Peterbilt 379 Cat C15 475 hp, 13 speed. New tires, injectors, clutch, radiator. Very nice....P.O.R.

2002 Transcraft CFD 48’x102” steel, triple axle ride, aluminum wheels with 4 axle option, to 53’x102” 4 axle dropdeck..........................P.O.R.

2006 Chaparral Super B 32”x102”, all aluminum flatbeds, air ride, aluminum wheels, Chamleon roll tops.....................................................P.O.R.


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Cab Glass and Seals for agricultural and industrial applications

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Reserve Champion Market Steer winner at the Wibaux County Fair was Gavin Nelson. The fair was held August 22-25. Photo courtesy of Renee Nelson.

Plan to attend the 7th Annual Master Seeders Conference - November 27 in Regina, SK. Go to seedmaster.ca/conference for more information.

The Leader in Overlap Control SeedMaster now offers Auto Zone Command™ & FLIP™ (Full Last Implement Pass) as standard features on its on-board and tow-behind tanks. FLIP received the coveted 2013 Gold Innovation Award at Canada’s Farm Progress Show

Auto Zone Command prevents costly input overlap by instantly stopping product flow in up to 10 metering zones. The more zones you control, the more money you will save. FLIP is SeedMaster’s patented mapping software that activates Auto Zone Command and halts product flow the first time openers pass through an overlap area. Product is then applied on the last pass, preventing double seed and fertilizer from being applied, and avoiding any seedbed disturbance.

FIRST SEEDED PASS FLIP VIRTUAL PASS - LAST SEEDED PASS NO OVERLAP CONTROL

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The Big Payback – Savings using a 10 zone, 80 ft. drill Year

Acres

Overlap%No Zone Command

Overlap%Auto Zone Command

Savings per Acre

Cost Savings/ Total Acres

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The diagram illustrates how SeedMaster’s Auto Zone Command turns off seed and fertilizer to each zone during headland passes. Without Auto Zone Command, the large area in red would receive double inputs, wasting considerable dollars.

For more information on SeedMaster’s Auto Zone Command or FLIP contact your local SeedMaster dealer or call 1.888.721.3001.

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Protect dogwood trees

When should I protect my dogwood trees from the dogwood borer? Spring is the time. The adult dogwood borer is a small, day-flying moth. It is blue-black with yellow bands and somewhat resembles a small wasp. The moth emerges and lays eggs, usually in May and June, near trunk wounds or in crevices in the bark. Young trees are usually attacked near ground level, often around lawn mower injuries. Infestation of older trees is likely to occur in the limb crotches or on main limbs in association with pruning scars, cankers, or cracked bark. Young borers hatch from the eggs in one to two weeks and quickly tunnel into the tree. Once beneath the bark, borers are protected from insecticidal sprays and are seldom detected until serious damage has been done. Early symptoms of trees attacked by borers are offcolor foliage, wilting terminal shoots, and crown dieback. Large branches may die or become weakened and prone to wind breakage. Old trees may exist in an unthrifty condition and be reinfested year after year. To protect dogwood trees from the dogwood borer, use a borer spray on the trunk and lower limbs according to the label directions. This will leave an insecticidal residue on the bark that will kill young borers as they hatch and attempt to bore into the tree. An active ingredient to look for in the borer spray is permethrin. Make sure ‘ornamentals’ is listed on the label and it will control borers. Only one treatment with the insecticide is suggested.


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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 2003 Vermeer R23A twin power rake............. $10,000 obo 2003 Case IH RBX562 round baler........................ $10,000 Case IH WDX901 swather with 14-ft. header, 500 hours.... ........................................................................ $30,000 obo Call 406-367-5476, Glasgow, MT

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The Historic Canyon Ferry Mansion Bed & Breakfast and Chapel has been sold. The new owners will be returning it to a private home. The mansion was the home of Montana Pioneer Engineer and Hereford breeder A.B. Cook.

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Plant garlic in the fall for summer harvest

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture Garlic adds flavor to food. Growing it can also be planted in raised beds which in your own garden provides an accessible promotes good soil drainage, reduces soil supply. Ads in catalogs and gardening compaction, and increases the ease of magazines remind us that garlic planted in harvest. the fall is best for yielding cloves ready for Apply a mulch, such as straw, to help cooking with next summer. It is a popular provide winter protection and conserve flavoring with the per capita consumption moisture during the summer. Check the of garlic in 2010 reported at 2.5 pounds. mulch to make sure it is not holding too Garlic, Allium sativum, is an herbaceous much water during periods of wet, cool biennial which belongs to the lily family. weather. If it is, then pull the mulch back to let the soil dry and warm as long as freezing It is usually divided into two subspecies, temperatures are not predicted. ophioscordon (hardneck or top set garlic) Fertilizer is usually applied beginning in and sativum (softneck garlic). the spring as side dressing every two weeks Hardneck garlic produces flower stalks until bulbs begin to form. Garlic is day (scapes) and bulbils at the top of the stalk. length sensitive and begins to bulb around The stalk is also located in the center of the the summer solstice. cloves. Softneck garlic usually does not During the growing season garlic needs produce bulbils but develops larger bulbs 1 inch of water per week. Stop watering with more cloves per bulb. The cloves about two weeks before harvest. On hardwhich make up the mature garlic bulb are neck garlic, remove any flowering stalk that used for propagation. Propagation from forms to increase bulb size. bulbils is more difficult and requires two For using and harvesting, many gardenyears to produce mature bulbs. Hardneck ers enjoy eating the green shoots and leaves garlic cultivars usually do better in colder of garlic plants. However, cutting them climates and produce larger cloves that are continuously inhibits bulb formation. By easier to peel. Softneck garlic keeps longer early June, flower stalks may appear and in storage than hardneck garlic. should be cut back and discarded so the Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) plant’s energies can be directed toward root is not a true garlic but more of a pungent and bulb formation. leek which has a milder flavor compared to Bulbs begin to mature or ripen in midgarlic. The bulb resembles garlic with very July and early August; the leaves become large cloves. yellow and the leaf tips turn brown and In Kentucky, it is best to plant garlic in bend toward the ground. They are ready October and early November. It needs the to harvest. The presence of three to five cool temperatures and short day length wrapper leaves is the best indication of for leaf growth. Then when the weather is maturity. Lift the plants out of the soil and warmer and the day length increases, the dry the bulbs in a partly shaded storage area leaves stop growing and the bulb begins for about two weeks. Rain during harvest to form. causes serious problems because wet soil Planting and care of garlic is similar to stains the bulbs and can increase the posonions, but many gardeners believe garlic sibility of decay. is more exacting in its requirements. An After drying, the tops may be removed, open, sunny location with a fertile, wellbraided, or tied and then hung in a cool, drained soil that is high in organic matter well-ventilated spot. Dampness invites rotis desirable. Add good air circulation and ting. Properly dried garlic should last for garlic is relatively carefree in this type of 6-7 months at 32 degrees F and 70 percent site. Thrips and onion maggots are insects relative humidity. to watch for while the bulbs are growing. For more information, contact the DaBulb rot may be a problem if the soil is not viess County Cooperative Extension Serwell drained. vice (270) 685-8480. Other tips for growing Garlic bulbs can be purchased from catagarlic may be found in the publication, logs. They should be disease free for the Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky, best production potential. Plant individual which is available at the extension office cloves from a bulb, root end down, and and at www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id128/ cover with 2 to 3 inches of well-drained id128.pdf. soil. Allow 6 inches between sets. They


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1-800-932-6487

100% Forage Developed Coming 2 Year Olds

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Calving Ease

Genetics

Mark & Cathy DeBoo

• Diamond D Angus bulls have a long history  of outstanding calving ease • No Precision.  No 036 New Design.  No  Fame Focus.  All good clean pedigrees.  99%  are descendants of Lodge of Wye. Lodge is 1  of 12 bulls in the entire breed proven genetic  defect free.  Many of the bulls we are selling  are grandsons of Lodge.  Many trace multiple  times to Lodge.  These genetics work well in  the grass fed industry or the feed lot due to  their moderate frame. • 50 years of breeding like cattle on like cattle  on like cattle.  This eliminates variables. • Bulls sold in the fall have been significantly  more affordable than spring sales.  More  than 50% of our bulls sold the last two years  brought $3,000 or less.

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DDA Emulation 30K

Banjo of Wye

RDDA Roy 33K

DDA Banjo 1101

DDA B&T 18K

Hyland BC 0668

5L Tradesman

DDA Ledger 76E

DDA Lazer 114 I

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SPRAYER FOR SALE

2000 Flexi-Coil 67XL, 1500 gallon tank, 130-ft. booms, dual low drift nozzles, good windscreens, autorate, autofold, SP655 controller, good condition....................................................................................................$14,000 obo

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Looking for State Distributors in the following states North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Idaho.

State Distributor for Wyoming

Woodward Tractor and Rental Co. in Cody, Wyoming Pudge Fagen - 307-202-0054 mobile or 307-587-6812 office.

Hub, sprocket and pulley assortment for 40, 50, 60 chain and pulleys up to 16 inches.

UW Extension has how-to canning guides available

By University of Wyoming Extension How-to guides for food preservation are available for free download from University of Wyoming (UW) Extension. The guides are available by going to www.uwyo.edu/ces and clicking on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. For the Preserving Food in Wyoming series, typing B-1210 in the search field will bring up all the related bulletins. For Canner’s Corner bulletins, type the bulletin number in the search field. The bulletins (number in parenthesis) include: Preserving Food in Wyoming series: • Fruit (B-1210.2) • Jelly (B-1210.1) • Meat (B-1210.7) • Pickles (B-1210.5) • Tomatoes (B-1210.4) • Vegetables (B-1210.6) • Wild Berries and Other Fruit (B-1210.3) Canner’s Corner: Enjoying summer’s bounty series: • So, you want to be a home canner? (MP-119.1) • The time is ripe for summer melons (MP-119.2) • A taste of tomatoes (MP-119.3) • Step-by-step canning of high acid foods (MP-119.4) • Some like ’em hot! (MP-119.5) • ‘Sweet’ sweet corn (MP-119.6) • When it’s good to be in a pickle (MP-119.7) • What’s so great about apples? (MP-119.8) • ‘Berry’ good choices (MP-119.9) • Pies in minutes (MP-119.10) • Rhubarb – Real pucker power! (MP-119.11) • Making canning work for you (MP-119.12) Food preservation information is also available at the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Type http://nchfp. uga.edu into a browser. Additional information is available by clicking Publications on the left-hand side of the page. UW Extension nutrition and food safety educators also have information. For a listing of county offices, go to www. uwyo.edu/ces and click County Offices on the left-hand side of the page.

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New Tebben rotary cutters for 3-point mount, 5-, 6- & 10-ft. models in stock.

NEW Kunz rough cut mower

New Jari Monarch self-propelled sickle mowers with 36” or 44”. The floating sickle bar hugs the ground - glides over holes and bumps with ease and without hanging up - makes rough jobs easy on you. You can cut almost anywhere by guiding Jari with one hand.

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New Honda Replacement Engines

We stock Jari parts, will ship anywhere. New Ezee-On pallet forks make your tractor do the work of a fork lift.

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Chester, Montana

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

See our supply of welding accessories & rod. We’re sure to have what you need.

Complete Truck & Tractor Repair

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Dry soil may cause structural problems

By NDSU Extension Service The drought not only affects crops and plants. It also may cause problems for your home. “Sticking doors or windows and cracks in walls or ceilings may be indications that the building is shifting due to soil shrinkage,” says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service agricultural engineer. As clay or other fine-particle soils dry, they shrink, creating gaps around the basement wall. This space exposes more of the soil to airflow, which increases the amount of moisture removal. A gap along the wall, through time, may allow airflow that will dry the soil under the foundation. The foundation’s support is removed as the soil shrinks, which may stress the concrete enough to cause a crack to form. This also will occur around concrete slabs if the support base is clay or other fine-particle soil that swells and shrinks with changes in moisture content, according to Hellevang. The gap between the soil and basement wall also allows water from rain to run down the wall and may result in water seeping into the basement. To minimize these problems, Hellevang recommends maintaining a relatively constant moisture content in the soil around the house. Water the soil evenly around the entire foundation during extended dry periods if the soil is pulling away from the basement wall. “Do not apply water directly into the gap because this may cause water intrusion into the basement,” he says. “Instead, apply water 1 to 2 feet away from the foundation edge. A soaker-type hose permits applying water to the soil without getting it on the house wall. Apply the water slowly with rest periods of several hours to permit the water to gradually soak into the soil to a depth of several feet.” Sometimes people place plastic under rock next to the house as part of landscaping or to minimize water infiltration next to the house. This will prevent you from applying water next to the house. However, water added to the soil even 3 feet from the wall will migrate through the soil profile and wet the soil near the basement wall. It likely will not migrate enough to close the crack or gap near the surface, but it will wet the soil at greater depths and minimize the potential for soil shrinkage that may affect the structure. “Do not fill the crack next to the basement wall with soil,” Hellevang says. “When the soil gets wet, it will expand, pushing on the basement wall, possibly with enough pressure to crack the wall.” Even if cracks have appeared in walls or doors are sticking, you should apply water now to keep the soil from drying further and to rewet the soil to a normal level. Because keeping the soil at a relatively constant moisture content is the goal, having a drainage system to remove excess moisture also is important. This includes making sure you have drainage pipe that’s encased in granular material along the footing and a drainage plane along the exterior of the basement wall. You generally can use the size of the cracks in the basement walls to determine if you need to hire a contractor to repair the foundation or basement. Hellevang suggests you also look for changes in alignment by sighting along the length of the wall to see if it is straight. Alignment problems are more common with soil expansion, but they also can occur when the wall is not supported laterally due to the soil shrinking away from the basement. The amount of distortion in alignment can be used to determine the need for a contractor. Cracks in the basement wall should be repaired to reduce the potential for water intrusion. You should wait to repair cracks in other walls and ceilings until the soil moisture returns to normal. “Remember that if the crack occurred due to soil shrinkage, the soil will expand when it gets wet,” Hellevang says. Problems with doors and windows binding may correct themselves when the soil expands as it gets wet.

Soil shrinkage can cause concrete slabs under buildings to crack. (NDSU photo)

Trader’s Dispatch, October 2013 — Page A33

TRACTOR FOR SALE

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

Call (406) 788-1443

Montana made...

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Dealers for the A M Rodweeder, Quick Attach Brackets and Transport Brackets. MONTANA DEALERS

Ben Taylor Farm Store . ..........................................Valier, 279-3365 Churchill Equipment....................................... Manhattan, 282-7252 Frontline Ag.............................................. Choteau, 1-866-466-5741 Frontline Ag................................................ Conrad, 1-877-278-5531 Frontline Ag............................................Cut Bank, 1-800-273-5530 Gerbers of Montana Inc..................................Great Falls, 727-2203 Glasgow Implement........................................... Glasgow, 228-9341 Harlem Supply.......................................................Harlem, 353-2262 Hoven Equipment Co.....................................Great Falls, 727-7153

Jorgenson Land Co........................................ Broadview, 667-2140 Joyce Fuel & Feeds............................... Geraldine, 1-800-479-4561 Moodie Implement............................... Great Falls, 1-888-760-2005 Sunrise Equipment..................................... Sidney, 1-800-967-3597 Taylor’s True Value Farm Store................... Shelby, 1-888-220-5547 Tiber Tractor, Chester .........................................Chester, 759-5188 Torgerson......................................................Havre, 1-800-800-3113 Torgerson............................................. Lewistown, 1-800-677-8795 Zerbe Bros................................................Glasgow, 1-800-228-5393

WASHINGTON DEALERS

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A M Rod Weeders made by American Manufacturing Montana toll-free 1-800-345-2083 or 406-379-2676, Hogeland, MT

AMERICAN

PIPE & SUPPLY CO. Havre, MT Parts — 406-265-5251 Pipe — 406-265-5251

Cut Bank, MT Parts — ­ 406-873-4148 Pipe — 406-873-2258 Yard — 406-873-5087

Driscopipe Polyethylene All sizes in stock ~ Call for price

New Structural Line Pipe 11/4” (1.66 OD)

at used structural pricing – $1.10/ft.

Used 23/8”, 27/8” & 31/2” Structural Tubing


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Renee Nalivka

ESTATE AUCTION

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Great Northern Fairgrounds - Havre, MT Auctioneers Note: This Estate offers some top of the line furniture. Also included in the sale is a Living Estate to include a McCormick Deering 1020 tractor, Serial # KC107701. There is something for everyone. Sign for numbers - 10:00 am ~ Sale time - 11:00 am Sale conducted by

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TRACTORS & BACKHOES

Case IH 500 Quadtrac, monitor bar, beacon, radar, guidance ready, decelerator pedal, turbo, hi capacity pump, Iveco engine, powershift, 6 remotes, Pro 600 color touch screen monitor, 262 receiver, Nav II controller, 2600 hours................................................................ $239,000 Case IH Magnum 275 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 4 remotes, differential lock, front weights, rear wheel weights, auto shift, ride control, 380x54 duals........................$111,000 Case IH Magnum 210 MFD, 3 point, PTO, Radar, CVT transmission with creeper gear, differential lock, end of row, PTO multi-shift, front and rear weights, 380x54 duals. 1671 hours. ...............................................$112,900 Case IH Magnum 215 MFD, 3 point, PTO, Radar, power shift with creeper gear, differential lock, autoshift, ride control, 320x54 duals. 2250 hours..................... $89,500 Case IH MX 275 MFD, 3 point, PTO, front and rear weights, 4 remotes, quick hitch, end of row, auto shift, differential lock, 380x540duals. 2902 hours...................... $105,000 Case IH Magnum 260 MFD, 3 point, PTO, front suspension, 4 remotes, weights, end of row, ride control, differential lock, 380x54, duals. 1100 hours............. $144,000 Steiger 485 quad track, 30” tracks, differential lock, glass caps on idlers, bogies, 4 remotes, IVECO engine turbo.. ......................................................................... $179,000 John Deere 8230 MFD, 3 point, PTO, 4 remotes, quick hitch, 22 front weights, rear wheel weights, differential lock, hydraulic suspension, powershift, 16 forward, 4 reverse, Green Star ready, quick hitch................ $123,500 2010 John Deere 7630 MFD, IVT transmission, 3 point, PTO, John Deere loader & bucket, 1944 hours.............. ......................................................................... $145,500 John Deere 410G backhoe, 4x4, cab, 2 doors, air conditioning, extend-a-hoe, power shuttle, 1 lever loader control, 1.5-yard bucket, 30” backhoe bucket. 3499 hours... ........................................................................... $53,900

COMBINES and HEADERS

2009 John Deere 9770 combine, 1993 engine hours, 1450 rotor hours, Contour Master, 800 tires, high speed feeder house, GPS Auto Steer, bin extension, been through the shop. Field ready........................................ $139,000 Case IH 7010 with 1324/939 hours, Pro color touch screen, AFS yield and moisture monitor with logging, grain loss monitor, auto float, rock trap, AFX specialty rotor, chopper, 30-ft. auger header.................................... $181,000 Case IH 2388 with 1590 hours, grain loss monitor, header float, chopper, 30-ft. 1010 header, fore/aft header.......... ..........................................................................$110,000 Case IH 2188 with 2273 seperator hours, chopper, bin extensions, $14,000 in new parts, ready to go, 1010 25-ft header................................................................ $45,000

MISCELLANEOUS

Case 60XT skid steer, ROPS, 12x16 tires at 60%, 1558 hours.................................................................. $15,900 Schulte SDX110 3 point snowblower. Like new....... $8950

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@myidahomail.com

Angus Lund was the Grand Champion Market Steer winner in the Wibaux County Fair held August 22-25. Photo courtesy of Renee Nelson.

Montana SSBA Ewe Grant Application and 2013 grant winner

Winner of the 2013 Ewe Grant presented by the MSSBA was Wyatt Smith of Deer Lodge, Montana. The Montana Suffolk Breeders Association was founded in 1981.  The purpose of the association is to foster, promote and develop the Suffolk breed and the sheep industry in general. The MSSBA is awarding one $300 grant to be used for the purchase of a Suffolk ewe lamb or yearling ewe.  This grant is for a male or female youth between the ages of 9 and 16 and a resident of the State of Montana. The following requirements are to be met by the recipient of said grant: Purchase ewe from a current MSSBA member on or before November 15th. If unable to do so, ewe grant will then be awarded to next qualifying youth on November 16th. Payment of ewe will be made directly to said breeder from the MSSBA.   Maintain and breed ewe in flock for two years.   Should ewe become non viable to production before two year period has expired (i.e. barren, non functional udder, prolapse) and youth wishes to cull said ewe, the MSSBA must be notified in writing with a detailed description of why ewe is non vi-

able to production.  Said request will then be reviewed by MSSBA board members to determine if youth shall be granted permission to cull ewe prior to two year period. Maintain a youth membership with the MSSBA for two years.  The first year will be paid by the MSSBA. Requirements of ewe that is to be purchased: Ewe purchased must be either a ewe lamb or a yearling ewe. Ewe must be genetically tested by an approved facility for the spider gene and scrapie factor (Codon 171).  Ewe must test NN for spider gene and either QR or RR for scrapie factor.  Testing is the responsibility of the breeder.  Once a copy of the testing results is received, the MSSBA will make payment to the breeder for said ewe in the amount not to exceed $300. Ewe cannot be parrot mouthed. Ewe must come from registered breeding stock. The following application must be completed and post marked by May 1, 2014. Applications can be mailed to MSSBA, Jane Rath Secretary, 296 Wyttenhove Lane, Miles City, MT 59301. Phone (406) 2321060.


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WANT TO BUY

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

HUNTERS: We offer CASH or LEATHER GLOVES for game hides 4Deer 4Elk 4Moose

BUYING:

Scrap iron, aluminum cans, copper, brass, aluminum, radiators, paper, card board, computer paper, antlers, etc.

We pay cash for E-Scrap

Jeffery Colesworthy, 4 Leaf Clovers, was awarded the 3rd place rosette and a check for $50 for his project hog at the Marias Fair 4-H Carcass show. Photo courtesy of Dan Picard, Pondera County Extension.

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How can I get my holiday cactus to bloom? Day length has an influence but temperatures between 50 and 59 degrees F will stimulate flowering also. Therefore, you can leave the plant outdoors during September to October 15. Be sure to protect the plants from frost during this time. When the plants are brought indoors in early October, flower buds are set and the plants bloom around Thanksgiving.

except CRT Monitors and Flatscreens which are charged by the pound

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

Tues. Dec. 3, 2013 Emil Habets, Valier, MT

FEATURING:

Cat V8 dozer - 2 John Deere 7720 combines - 8” irrigation pipe - Powder River squeeze chute and alley - International Super C antique tractor - International WD 9 antique tractor - International M antique tractor - Miscellaneous plows, farm equipment, etc.

Watch for complete listing in November Trader’s Dispatch.

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Gerald Miller 289-0510

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Steve Starr, with Pacific Coast Canola, LLC out of Warden, Washington explained some of the benefits of the canola product. While canola markets continue to expand, nich markets also have developed. In particular, there is a demand, and a corresponding premium paid, for non-GMO canola.

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Early Order Program in effect on 2014 machines! NEW CASE IH NEW CASE IH RB564 WD3 WINDROWERS ROUND BALERS 0% for 5 years - oac

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Simply the best in the industry. Large, dense, square shouldered 5x6 bales. Built for years of productivity and capacity. (1) New 2013 CIH RB564 Round Baler L Twine Only (3) New 2013 CIH RB564 Premium L Mesh/Twine – L Wide Pickup L They’re built and on the way!

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

(2) Super Heavy Industrial Blades L 10-ft. width with 3 way hydraulics rated at 225 hp L Retail for $10,505.....Year end sale price $7435 (2) Super Heavy Blade L 7-ft. with 3 way manual adjustment L Retail for $1498.....Sale price $999 (1) Super Heavy Industrial Blade L 12-ft. width with 3 way hydraulic adjustment. Rated at 225 hp L Was $10,943.....Now just $7756

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

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(2) 13-ft. with drawbar. List price $1342...MVE PRICE $1099 (2) 15-ft. with drawbar. List price $1550...MVE PRICE $1335 (1) 24-ft. with drawbar. List price $2481...MVE PRICE $2079 The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.”

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2013 Case IH RB564 Round Baler

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

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mesh wrap and twine, wide pickup with stuffer feed- with LX172 loader grapple, MFWD, 105 PTO hp, er, and wide floatation tires. Only 3153 BALES. cab, air, heater, 3-point, 540/1000 PTO, powershift Owner sold his place. This unit is IMMACULATE!! transmission. Still books for $33,399............................................... This is a rare find. Unit only has 395 hours MVE Price Just $26,755 (That’s 1/2 the price of a new one) and in all ways is just like new.

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Financing available. OAC

2011 New Holland T4040

MFWD tractor with 3-point, PTO, 16 speed power shuttle transmission and 84 PTO hp. Book says $32,064......MVE Price Reduction To Just $25,989


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TRACTOR FOR SALE

International 1086 tractor, cab, air, heater, 3-pt., 2 speed, PTO........................................................................ $10,500

Phone 406-442-8186 or 439-6587, Helena, MT

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2000 Kenworth W900L Cat 3406E 475 hp, 13 speed transmission, DS404 3.36 ratio, 11R24.5 tires on aluminum wheels. Good sound truck.. ............................................................ $26,900

LOCKERS

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

2009 Kubota RTV1100 side-by-side, 4x4, hydrostatic, diesel engine, power steering, air, heat, radio prep kit, wipers, hydraulic dump box, Rhino lined, 460 and 502 hours. Everything freshly serviced including all new filters and fluids. 2 to choose from. Each..........$14,500

2009 Peterbilt 387 Cummins ISX 600 hp, 18 speed transmission, Eaton D40-170P rears, 3.73 ratio, dual lockers, In-Dash navigation, leather seats, polished aluminum Herd bumper, 387,000 miles. Excellent truck.CALL for Details 2008 Mack CX MP8 485 hp, Eaton 13 speed, Eaton 40,000# rears, 3.55 ratio, 11R22.5 tires on aluminum wheels. Only 530,000 miles. Very nice truck..............................CALL for Details

2 available

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

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

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NDSU Rural Leadership N.D. program selects 6th class

By NDSU Extension Service Farmers, ranchers, business owners, an occupational therapist, clinic operations director, marketing and workforce developer, loan officer and pastor are among the members of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service’s sixth Rural Leadership North Dakota (RLND) class. They are among 20 people chosen for the 2013-15 class of the state’s premiere leadership development program. RLND has a 10-year history of helping North Dakotans gain the skills they need to help them shape the future of their organization, community and state. RLND class VI participants are: • Sam Arndorfer, Baldwin • Corey Dathe, Fargo • Deb Dressler, Richardton • Julie Gemmill, Fordville • Erika Kenner, Leeds • Kyla Kinzler, Ellendale • Lowann Krueger, Fargo • Bob Lawson, Watford City • David Lehman, Bismarck • Stacey Lilja, Leonard • Mary Mertens, Fargo • Will Meyer, Dickinson • Holly Miller, Jamestown • Darren Olafson, Edinburg • Laura Rutherford, Grafton • Stacey Rzaszutak, Carrington • John Samdahl, Thompson • Mara Solberg, Horace • Tamera Svanes, Kintyre • Michelle Wall, Bismarck The 18-month program, which starts in November, consists of seven in-state seminars with experts on topics such as leadership, economic development and agriculture; tours of agricultural and community businesses; trips to Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis to meet with agricultural, business and governmental leaders; and an international seminar (location to be determined) to learn about global agricultural and community issues. Participants will learn leadership skills such as effective communication, consensus and team building, and conflict management. They also will learn about agricultural and rural policy, trends that could affect North Dakota agriculture, innovative ways to fund local and regional development projects, marketing, civic engagement, scenario planning, leadership ethics, emotional intelligence, the value of coalitions and partnerships, industry and community advocacy, and how to work with the state Legislature. In addition, participants will create a network of contacts and resources they can tap into for ideas, answers and support. Class members also will use the skills they’ve learned to improve their operation, business, organization, community or state. RLND members have started businesses, funded new equipment for volunteer emergency services and fire departments, worked with community leaders to construct housing for seniors, obtained year-round weather radar coverage for an area in southwestern North Dakota, helped high school seniors develop leadership skills and learn about opportunities in their community, improved community recreational opportunities, and provided farm visits for children and adults to educate them about agriculture. In all, more than $4 million has been invested in 90-plus projects that RLND participants initiated. Ninety-four people from 57 communities in 35 counties have graduated from RLND since it began in November 2003. “We are very excited to have 20 outstanding participants in RLND Class VI,” says Marie Hvidsten, RLND program director. “This group of diverse participants will be bringing a wealth of experiences and opinions to the 10 seminars, providing for robust conversation and deep learning. This class will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the industries they represent, their communities and the state.” For more information about RLND, visit its website at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/rlnd. ##### The Tri-State tornado of 1925 was the deadliest in American history, killing almost 700 people across Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. It also had the longest duration of any tornado before or since, taking almost 31/2 hours to cut a record 219mile path of distruction.


Extracurricular activities help kids make the grade, learn life lessons

By Oklahoma State University For parents wondering if it is truly worth types of lessons.” the time, effort and money to run the kids Parents also can erase worries about from soccer practice to choir rehearsal to outside activities interfering with their stuQuiz Bowl competitions or some other dents’ classroom performance. Generally, activity, the answer is yes. kids who are involved in extracurricular In fact, the potential benefits to kids who outlets earn better grades compared to kids participate in extracurricular activities are who are not similarly engaged. nearly as limitless as the list of activities Interestingly, there is another key benopen to them to try. efit to encouraging kids’ involvement in “Kids will always fill their time with activities outside the classroom – connectsomething. It could be watching TV or ing them with positive adult role models. practicing the violin,” said Ron Cox, OklaResearch shows students who have at homa State University (OSU) Cooperative least one other caring adult in their lives, Extension marriage and family specialist. in addition to a parent, tend to do better in “Extracurricular activities help kids stay several ways – academically, socially and out of trouble, but more than that, they can in terms of avoiding drug use and teen build life skills kids don’t easily obtain in pregnancy. other ways.” Cox recommended exposing kids to a On a practical level, music, theatre, variety of activities and allowing them athletics and similar activities can play an to gravitate to the ones they most enjoy. important role in occupying kids for the In addition to school-related activities, unsupervised 2 hours to 4 hours between churches, service groups and other organiwhen the final school bell rings and when zations, such as the Oklahoma Cooperative working parents make it home for the eveExtension Service, also offer activities for ning. Meanwhile, extracurricular activities kids. function as real-time labs for learning cru“There are plenty of activities for cial life skills such as leadership, discipline parents to explore that are a good fit for and teamwork. their schedule, budget and their kids’ in“Think about 4-H, which has lots of terests,” he said. “The bottom line is that service projects. Kids learn about serving extracurricular activities can be incredibly others, generosity and self-sacrifice,” Cox important to kids growing into positive said. “If you think about it, there aren’t a role models and contributing citizens of lot of places where kids can learn these our state.”

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BULL RACK FOR SALE

2003 Barrett 53-ft.x102”, triple axle, 94% tires, 75% brakes, good floors.......................................... $32,000 obo Phone (406) 925-1695, Dillon, Montana

Shannon & Dennis Heggem

LIVING ESTATE AUCTION

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Great Northern Fairgrounds, Havre, MT Sign for numbers - 10:00 am ~ Sale Time - 11:00 am

Auctioneers note: The Heggems have closed their dog kennel and are offering the following items at Auction. This is a nice clean sale with something for everyone. Come spend the day with us.

FEATURING:

1995 Ford F150 2WD pickup with topper, new tires - have less than 200 miles on them, new windshield, 99,196 miles. 1994 Mitsubishi Expo with complete towing setup installed: transmission pump, hitch and towing assembly included. 130,092 miles (50,000 of these are tow miles, not driven). Also a nice selection of Household and Kennel items. Sale conducted by

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Charles Moore Inc. (Formerly C Moore Fab & Repair and Equipment Sales) 2001 Peterbilt 379 948,985 miles on Detroit 60 Series engine, 430 hp, 10 speed, 3.4 ratio, heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, 63” Unicab sleeper, hydraulics for wet kit. Nice truck! Call for pricing!

1985 Ford L9000 dump truck with snow plow.

1987 Champion 780A motor grader. 6 cylinder, 8 speed direct drive, 9-ft. front plow blade, 5828 hours. Nice motor grader!

2001 Midland triple axle belly dump trailer. Call for more information!

1999 Peterbilt 379 Detroit 60 Series engine, 500 hp, 10 speed Rockwell transmission, 3.9 ratio, heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, 63” Ultracab Unibilt sleeper, 1,281,893 miles. Nice truck! Call for pricing!

1962 Cat 12E motor grader. Has glow plugs and 12 volt start. Excellent condition! We are now your dealer for

Shop (406) 232-0400 Cell (406) 951-1650 Home (406) 232-5831

1992 CPS belly dump gravel trailer. We have more gravel trailers in our inventory!

EQUIPMENT SALES: Our company sells a wide selection of new and used trucking, construction and farm equipment, as well as recreation. Whether you are looking for a backhoe, a loader, or a tractor, we can deliver. Other equipment we have to offer includes: trucks, trailers, haying equipment, trenchers, pay loaders, land levelers, grain handling equipment, boats and snowmobiles. A bit of everything.

www.charlesmooreinc.com cmooreinc@midrivers.com www.cmooreequip.com

Custom Hay Hauling! Our hay trains can haul anywhere from 42 to 48 round bales. We have friendly drivers and reliable service. Please contact Charles at 406-232-0400 or 951-1650. Also for sale 4000 ton of 2013 Alfalfa Grass Hay baled in rounds. Can be delivered! Call for pricing!

1991 Trailmobile 48-ft.x102” curtain trailer. Curtain and trailer are in good shape!

YOUR DEALER FOR Truck Defender Grill Guards

Fabrication & Welding Services:

GrabTec grapple forks

Call us for products available!

855 Kinsey Road, Miles City, MT 59301

1969 Wilson 50-ft. straight deck trailer. Don’t let the age fool you, nice older trailer! Has removeable decking in the nose. Nice trailer for hauling pairs! Call for pricing and details!!!

1993 Great Dane 53-ft.x102” van trailer. Would make excellent storage trailer. Inside is in excellent shape, no visible leaks! Trucking Services: Our drivers haul grain, hay, livestock and equipment across the country. We also use hoppers to carry bulk commodities.

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We provide commercial welding and iron repair services. Our staff works with all vehicles and machinery, including trucks and trailers. We can build anything you need out of iron.

We can order guards for semis or pickups! We no longer handle Jensen Bale Beds

Rotary snowblower

We Now Handle BESLER Bale Beds We Have Available

Bradford Built Flatbeds Call for information!

www.charlesmooreinc.com


Trader’s Dispatch, October 2013 — Page A40

BEVERAGE TRAILER

38-ft. Excellent condition

Phone (406) 799-6923

Doane Western 252 Cirque Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718 www.doanewestern.com

Specializing in: Long Term Farm and Ranch Loans FSA Guaranteed Loans Statewide Service Best Available Rates

Farm and Ranch Loans Call for Current Rates Bozeman (406) 587-1201 Toll Free 800-446-1112w Website: www.doanewestern.com

Long Term Real Estate Loans Refinance at Lower Rates, Consolidate Debt, New Purchases

Calvin Fields, Glacier County, exhibited the top market steer at the 2013 Marias Fair. His steer weighed 1230 pounds. Sixty beef sold at the 4-H sale for an average of $3.27 per pound. Photo courtesy of Dan Picard, Pondera County Extension Agent.

2012 U.S. SRW crop harvested under challenging conditions

WANT TO BUY:

New Holland bale wagons. Model 1032, 1033, 1036, or 1037.

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.

3257

(406) 452-1246

We also carry a complete line of spices/sauces and MONTANA NATURAL LUMP CHARCOAL

1-800-378-1246

3257 Vaughn Road, Great Falls, MT 59403

Crop quality data from a survey of the 2013/14 U.S. soft red winter (SRW) wheat crop is now available. Great Plains Analytical Laboratory in Kansas City, Missouri, collected and analyzed 546 samples from 18 reporting areas in the nine states that typically account for 60 to 70 percent of total SRW production. Here is a summary of survey results, funded by USW and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Complete data is available on the USW website and will be shared with hundreds of overseas customers at USW’s annual Crop Quality Seminars. Buyers are encouraged to construct specifications carefully to be sure that they receive qualities that meet their needs either for traditional soft wheat products or for blending with stronger wheat. Wheat Data Show Variable Results The 2013 SRW crop, estimated at 14.8 MMT, is the largest since 2008/09 and much larger than the 11.4 MMT produced in 2012. Crop development was slower than normal throughout the spring because of cool weather and harvest, once it started, was repeatedly delayed by rain. As a result, quality parameters this year vary across the states and do not match the sound values found in the 2012 crop. The overall average grade of U.S. No. 2 and average protein of 9.9% are similar to the five-year averages, and average dockage of 0.5% is well below the five-year average of 0.8%. However, test weight and falling number values are lower than, and damaged kernels higher than, fiveyear averages. The samples from the East Coast states in the survey (Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia) show the adverse effects of harvest conditions more than the Gulf Port states (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio). Of the area sampled, about 80 percent of production is in the Gulf port states. The overall average test weight of 58.4 lb/bu (76.9 kg/hl) is 1.8 lb/bu (2.8 kg/hl) below 2012 and 0.3 lb/bu (0.4 kg/hl) below the five-year average. The Gulf Port average test weight of 58.7 lb/bu (77.3 kg/hl)

is similar to the five-year average for these states, while the East Coast average of 57.2 lb/bu (75.3 lb/bu) is below last year and the five-year average. Average damaged kernel content is 2.8%, up from a low 0.5% last year and the five-year average of 1.3%. Both the East Coast (3.7%) and Gulf Ports (1.7%) damaged kernel values are higher than five-year averages. Most of the increase in damage is reported to be sprout damage, which is consisted with the lower average falling number of 294 seconds compared to the five-year average of 328.   While wheat protein content is similar to the five-year average, sedimentation and wet gluten values are lower overall for both East Coast and Gulf Port states. The overall DON average of 1.5 ppm is higher than the five-year average of 1.2 ppm and much higher than the 0.2 ppm of the 2012 crop. The DON average for the three East Coast states is 2.3 ppm, well above the five-year average, while DON for the six Gulf Port states is about average at 1.3 ppm. Flour and Baking Data Flour, dough and baking properties are in most cases similar to five-year averages despite the adverse harvest conditions. Buhler laboratory mill flour extraction and flour ash are similar to the five-year averages overall for both East Coast and Gulf Port states, suggesting that the crop has typical SRW milling characteristics. Farinograph absorption and stability values and alveograph W values are also similar to the five-year averages, though farinograph mix time averages 1.3 minutes compared with the five-year average of 1.6 minutes. Farinograph peak and stability values and alveograph W values are similar to the five-year averages for Gulf Port states, but are lower than average for East Coast. The East Coast cookie spread ratio exceeds the five-year average while the Gulf Port average is equal to it. The average loaf volume for East Coast samples is similar to the five-year average, but the Gulf Port average of 688 cc is below the five-year average of 716 cc.


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Round Balers

John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap, 1585 bales. Tag #24894..............$41,500 (LV) John Deere 569 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #24893....................$41,500 (L) John Deere 568 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #23363.......... $26,500 (H) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26183................... $43,000 (H) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26494..................$31,500 (LV) John Deere 568 MegaWide, net wrap, push bar. Tag #26799............... Coming In (L) John Deere 567 MegaWide, twine only, push bar. Tag #26837...........$17,500 (L) John Deere 567 twine and net. Tag #26219................................ $15,000 (H) John Deere 567 twine and net. Tag #26790................................ $19,500 (G) John Deere 566 twine only, 12,500 bales. Tag #26377...........................$10,500 (L) John Deere 566 twine and net wrap. Tag #26448................................ $15,500 (G) John Deere 566 net and twine. Tag #26298................................ $11,000 (H) John Deere 566 twine only. Tag #26717... .............................................$12,500 (L) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #19554... ................................................$4950 (L) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #23888... ............................................... $4950 (H) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #24895... ............................................... $5500 (H) John Deere 535 net wrap. Tag #24861..... ............................................$10,000 (G) John Deere 535 net wrap. Tag #23307..... ................................................$6500 (L) John Deere 535 twine only. Tag #26376... ................................................$5500 (L) John Deere 535 twine only, parts, salvage baler. Tag #26778................... $2500 (H) John Deere 530 twine only. Tag #26045... ..............................................$3250 (LV) Case IH RB564 twine only. Tag #25129..... .............................................$18,500 (L) Case IH RBX564 twine only. Tag #26519.. .............................................$20,000 (L) Case IH RBX562 twine only. Tag #23670.. ............................................... $6500 (H) Case IH 8465A net wrap. Tag #24837....... ................................................$6000 (L) Case IH 8460 round baler. Tag #26316...... ............................................... $5500 (H) Case IH 3650 round baler. Tag #26016...... ............................................... $2500 (H) Hesston 5465A twine only. Tag #23671.... ............................................ $17,000 (H) New Holland BR7090 Extra Sweep pickup. Tag #26231.......................... $23,500 (H) New Holland 688, net wrap. Tag #25482.. ............................................$14,000 (G) New Holland 688 twine and net. Tag #26748................................... $9900 (B) New Holland 664 twine only, auto tie. Tag #26373....................................$7500 (L) New Holland 664 twine and net wrap. Tag #26714................................ $11,000 (G) New Holland BR780 twine only. Tag #26265................................... $9500 (B) New Holland BR780 net wrap. Tag #24933.................................$17,000 (L) New Holland BR780 net wrap. Tag #24934.................................$17,000 (L) Vermeer 605K twine only. Tag #26475...... ................................................$5000 (L)

Windrowers & Mower Conditioners

2013 John Deere D450 40-ft. draper head, 370 hours. Tag #26626...... $180,000 (H) 2013 John Deere D450 40-ft. draper head, 360 hours. Tag #26627...... $180,000 (H) John Deere 4895 16-ft. double sickle, 1670 hours. Tag #26354................$70,000 (L) John Deere 4890 14-ft. double sickle, 1899 hours. Tag #26855..............$42,000 (LV) Case IH WD2303 with 15.5-ft. rotary head, 170 hours. Tag #24124........ $99,750 (G) Case IH 8820 16-ft. hay head and 25-ft. draper head. Tag #26537.... $33,000 (G) MacDon M150 with 35-ft. draper head. Tag #24787.............................. $128,000 (H) John Deere 956 14.5 rotary mower, steel conditioner.......................Coming in (H) John Deere 955 14.5-ft. rotary mower conditioner. Tag #25506............... $5000 (G) John Deere 946 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner..................................$29,500 (LV) John Deere 945 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner. Tag #26612............... $13,000 (H) John Deere 945 13-ft. rotary, Impeller conditioner. Tag #26710...........$14,500 (LV) John Deere 945 13-ft. rotary mower conditioner.............................. Coming in (G) John Deere 1600A 18-ft. double sickle swing tongue. Tag #26200....$13,000 (L) Hesston 8100 21-ft. draper head. Tag #26355................................ $21,500 (H) Hesston 1275 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #24759...........................$13,500 (L) MacDon A30D 16-ft. sickle swing tongue. Tag #23548.......................... $24,950 (H) 2011 New Holland H8080 16-ft. rotary disc, 550 hours. Tag #26521........ $94,500 (G) New Holland 1116H with 16-ft. sickle, rubber roll conditioner. Tag #23394.$5500 (L) New Holland 499 12-ft. sickle, center pivot tongue. Tag #26551...............$6500 (LV) International 4000 with draper head. Tag #26317................................... $6500 (H)

Misc. Haying

John Deere 348 square baler, hydraulic tension. Tag #25079...........$11,950 (LV) John Deere 346 square baler. Tag #26870................................... $5900 (B) Freeman 1390 inline square baler, Deutz engine. Tag #26167............. $17,900 (B) Ford 515 7-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point.... ...................................... Coming In (LV) John Deere 39N 7-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #25404...............$1750 (LV) Ford 501 7-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #26548..................................$1800 (LV) Tonutti 6-ft. sickle bar mower, 3-point. Tag #26780....................................1350 (LV) 2010 9-ft. sickle bar mower. Tag #26541.... ................................................$5000 (L) New Holland 1032 bale wagon, auto tie. Tag #23430............................$5950 (LV) Inland 1000 round bale mover, 7 bale. Tag #26447..................................$8500 (LV) Buhler 2500 14 bale, round bale mover. Tag #26838.................................$17,500 (L) H&S BF12HC 12 wheel hi-capacity V rake. #26322....................................$7000 (L) Vermeer R2300 hydraulic fold rake, hydraulic drive. Tag #26636...........$13,500 (LV) Sitrex RP4 hay rake. Tag #22995..$850 (G)

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Miscellaneous

Bobcat 3400 4x4 utility vehicle. Tag #25299................................... $8950 (H) 2013 John Deere Gator 855D-S4, 4 seat, diesel, 95 hp. Tag #26712... $16,500 (B) John Deere 620i 4x4 utility vehicle............ ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere Gator 6x4 utility vehicle. Tag #26887..................................$1995 (LV) Polaris Ranger 800 XP 4WD utility vehicle. Tag #25668..............................$8500 (L) Polaris Ranger Professional Series, 500cc, 4x4. Tag #26888........$3950 (LV) Arctic Cat XT700 Prowler utility vehicle, EFI. Tag #25978..................... $5500 (G) Honda Rancher 4x4 ATV. Tag #26151...... ................................................$3750 (L) Suzuki 250 Sport Quad 2WD, 250cc. Tag #26789................................... $2500 (H) Suzuki 250 Sport Quad 2WD, 250cc. Tag #26788................................... $1875 (H) 2002 Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle. Tag #25977...................................$3500 (G) Brandt 4500 grain vac....... Coming In (G) John Deere power cast tail board off a John Deere 9770. Tag #26766........ $5500 (B) Bale King 2000 round bale processor. Tag #24995................................ $10,950 (B) Bale King 3100 round bale processor. Tag #26132................................ $13,500 (H) Bale King 2010 round bale processor. Tag #24724................................... $7500 (H) Frontier AF11E front angle snow blade, 3/4/5 ldrs. Tag #26051............ $2100 (B) Frontier AP12D loader pallet forks. Tag #26808...................................$1050 (G) King Kutter 7-ft. rear angle blade. Tag #26177..................................... $395 (B) King BB60 60” box blade, no rippers. Tag #25407....................................$350 (LV) General Imp BB60 5-ft. rear box blade. Tag #3483....................................... $475 (B) Frontier RB2310 10-ft. hydraulic angle, rear blade. Tag #26688.................. $4200 (B) General Imp 7-ft. rear blade. Tag #23752.. ................................................$1000 (L) John Deere 54” front mount blade. Tag #25152..................................... $975 (B) Frontier AL1572E debris grapple, 6-ft. 4/5 series ldrs. Tag #26049.......... $2900 (B) RZ60 5-ft. rotary cutter. Tag #26096........... .................................................$900 (G) King Kutter 5-ft. rotary cutter, 540 PTO. Tag #26753....................................$750 (LV) John Deere 673 74” rotary tiller. Tag #25370...................................$3000 (G) John Deere 550 60” rotary tiller. Tag #26498................................... $1150 (H) Woods chipper, 3-point, PTO drive, 3” capacity. Tag #26422.................. $2500 (B) Loftness 962H 8-ft. dual auger snowblower, 3-point. Tag #26639...............$8950 (LV) John Deere 59” front snowblower. Tag #22951................................... $3500 (B) John Deere 59” front snowblower. Tag #26178................................... $1600 (B) John Deere 54” front snowblower. Tag #25331................................... $1800 (B) Allied 48” snowblower, 3-point mount. Tag #26427..................................... $900 (B) Wheatheart High & Heavy skid steer mount post pounder. #25876............. $7300 (B) Shaver 901 post hole digger with two bits. Tag #20775..............................$1100 (B)

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Lawn & Garden

John Deere 737 Z-track 54” commercial mower. #25809....................... $2800 (H) John Deere 1435 72” deck, diesel, front mower. Tag #26517................ $7500 (H) John Deere 1435 72” deck, diesel, front mower. Tag #26516................ $7500 (H) John Deere X724 62” deck, 150 hours, excellent. Tag #26514............. $8200 (H) John Deere X485 25 hp, gas, 54” deck, bagger. #26380...................... $8500 (B) John Deere X320 22 hp, 48” deck, hydro. Tag #26055..............................$3999 (L) John Deere G100 25 hp, 54” deck, hydro. Tag #26050............................$1750 (LV) John Deere LA110 19.5 hp, 42” deck, hydro, bagger............................. $1100 (G) John Deere LA145 22 hp, 48” deck, hydro. Tag #26056............................$1799 (LV) John Deere LA120 21 hp, 42” deck, hydro, bagger. #Tag #26281...............$995 (LV) John Deere Z425 zero turn mower, 22 hp, 54” deck. Tag #26270............. $3250 (H) John Deere Z245 zero turn mower, 48” deck. Tag #19680................... $3599 (G) John Deere LT166 42” mulching deck. Tag #26145....................................$1100 (B) John Deere 1445 front mower, diesel. Tag #23992................................... $8950 (H) John Deere 185 hydro transmission, 48” deck. #25845............................ $650 (G) John Deere 48C Powerflow bagger. Tag #23618..................................... $900 (B) John Deere LT166 16 hp, 42” deck, hydro. Tag #25741............................. $1350 (B) John Deere LT160 16 hp, hydro transmission. #25935........................... $1500 (G) John Deere LT155 38” deck, hydro tranmission. Tag #26261...................... $950 (B) John Deere LT150 tractor style mower. Tag #23050................................... $1000 (G) John Deere L118 22 hp, 42” deck, hydro. Tag #26605............................... $795 (B) Sabre 1438GS 14 hp, 38” deck, 5 speed gear. Tag #62518.....................$495 (LV) Grasshopper 729 front mower with 61” deck, 29 hp. Tag #26185......$11,900 (B) Husqvarna YTH2148 21 hp, 48” deck, hydro. Tag #26414.................. $1300 (B) Toro Z480 hydro transmission with bagger. #25903................................... $1900 (G) Toro 71227 16 hp, 38” deck, hydro. Tag #26415..................................... $850 (B) Husqvarna YTH2148 21 hp, 48” deck, hydro. Tag #26460.................. $1300 (B) Jacobson F-10 greens finish mower. Tag #25405................................... $6500 (B) 40” lawn sweeper. Tag #25716....$100 (LV)

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Tractors

John Deere 9530T, 475 hp, 30” tracks, 926 hours. Tag #25640............. $300,000 (G) John Deere 8960 4WD, 370 hp, 8398 hours. Tag #25649................................ $58,000 (L) John Deere 8770 4WD, 300 hp................. ....................................... Coming In (G) John Deere 8760 4WD, 256 hp, 5737 hours. Tag #26716...........................$53,000 (L) John Deere 8420 MFWD, 235 hp, 5250 hours. Tag #25448..............$125,000 (L) John Deere 8300 MFWD, 200 hp, duals, 6975 hours. #25941...........$79,500 (LV) John Deere 8230 MFWD, 225 hp, IVT, 2665 hours. Tag #25535............. $162,500 (G) John Deere 7930 746 loader, 220 hp, 2645 hours. Tag #24936............. $155,000 (H) John Deere 7920 IVT transmission, 208 hp, duals, 4160 hours. #25940..$109,000 (B) John Deere 7800 MFWD, 165 hp.............. ........................................Coming In (B) John Deere 7720 145 hp, 746 loader, 2593 hours. #25797.................... $115,000 (L) John Deere 7730 IVT, 190 hp, duals, 1330 hours. #25945................... $128,500 (G) John Deere 7630 175 hp, 4675 hours. #25942................................ $99,500 (B) John Deere 7430 loader, 166 hp, 2825 hours. Tag #24880..............$126,500 (L) John Deere 7430 166 hp. Tag #26280...... .......................................... $134,000 (H) John Deere 7400 120 hp, loader. Tag #26711................................. $41,000 (B) John Deere 7330 Premium 150 hp, loader, 5500 hours. Tag #26400...... $89,500 (B) John Deere 7330 Premium 150 hp, 2200 hours, loader, grapple. Tag #26863........ .........................................$108,500 (LV) John Deere 7330 Premium 150 hp, new loader, 1375 hours. Tag #26864............. .........................................$113,500 (LV) John Deere 7330 150 hp, loader, grapple, 2200 hours.................... Coming In (LV) John Deere 7230 Premium 135 hp, 741 SL loader, 1550 hours. #25938.............. ...........................................$102,500 (L) John Deere 7130 Premium 125 hp, 740 SL loader, 1150 hours. #25936.................... ..........................................$102,500 (LV) John Deere 7130 125 hp, 741SL loader, 2100 hours. Tag #26862.....$79,500 (LV) John Deere 6430 Premium 125 hp, loader, grapple, 723 hours. #25829.$95,000 (L) John Deere 6430 Premium 125 hp, loader and grapple, 2300 hours. Tag #26444.... .............................................$79,500 (L) John Deere 6430 Premium 125 hp, loader and grapple, 3900 hours. Tag #26443.... .............................................$72,500 (L) John Deere 6200 66 hp, cab, loader, grapple, 8050 hours. Tag #26372........... ............................................ $27,500 (H) John Deere 4520 cab, 125 hp, 9500 hours. Tag #24832..............................$9950 (L) John Deere 4520 125 hp, DuAl loader. Tag #26502................................ $12,500 (H) John Deere 4520 MFWD, 50 hp, cab, loader, 517 hours. Tag #24900............... ...........................................$35,950 (LV) John Deere 4455 150 hp, PowerShift, loader............................ Coming In (LV) John Deere 4200 22 hp, MFWD, 430 loader, 485 hours. Tag #26499.......$13,900 (LV) John Deere 4040 cab, 3-point, 90 hp. Tag #24800................................ $15,000 (H) John Deere 4010 2WD, 80 hp. Tag #25278... .....................................................$8500 (L) John Deere 3255 95 hp, MFWD, loader, 10,000 hours. Tag #26501....................$34,500 (L) John Deere 2755 MFWD, 75 hp, loader, 4168 hours.................................. Coming In (LV) John Deere 1530 45 hp, 2WD, canopy, loader. Tag #26635................................$8950 (LV) John Deere 1020 2WD, 38 hp, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #26166........................ $5900 (B) John Deere 302G with 6-ft. flail mower. Tag #25209................................... $4800 (G) Case IH STX450Q quad track, 450 hp, 3910 hours. Tag #26806............. $155,000 (B) Case IH 4490 4WD, 215 hp. Tag #26189... ............................................ $13,500 (H)

Case IH 2870 4WD, 4 SCVs, 300 hp. Tag #24104................................... $7500 (H) Case IH 2394 197 hp, duals, 2676 hours. Tag #26618.......................... $16,500 (H) Case IH 7120 151 hp, MFWD, loader, 7860 hours. Tag #26689..............$52,500 (LV) Case IH 125 Max 125 hp, MFWD, loader, 900 hours. Tag #26533........ $82,500 (G) Case IH MXU130 MFWD, 130 hp. Tag #26826................................$52,500 (G) Case IH MX120 120 hp, 5200 hours, loader. Tag #25166.......................... $52,500 (H) Case IH JX95 95 hp, cab, MFWD, 1849 hours. Tag #25900..............$29,500 (LV) International 656, 63 hp, 3-point, PTO, loader. Tag #25638................. $5700 (G) International 444 2WD, 42 hp, 3-point. Tag #26360................................... $6500 (H) International Hydro 84 84 hp, loader, 2575 hours. Tag #26865...................$9000 (L) Farmall Super M, PTO, 47 hp, post pounder. Tag #25897........................ $8900 (G) (3) Alamo EA414C with 6-ft. flail mowers. Tag #25206-8. Each............... $9000 (G) Agco Allis 6690 87 hp, MFWD, cab, loader..................................$19,000 (G) Allis Chalmers 185 75 hp, dual loader/ grapple. Tag #26569............... $6500 (G) Deutz-Allis 9170 172 hp, with loader & grapple. Tag #25287............ $35,000 (H) Long 460 2WD, loader, 45 hp, 1480 hours. Tag #25975............................. $7250 (H) Massey-Ferguson 6180 loader, 110 hp, 5000 hours. Tag #24996...... $49,000 (G) Massey-Ferguson 4880 4WD, 320 hp, 4 hydraulics, 6500 hours. Tag #25610....... ............................................ $19,500 (H) Kubota L4310 45 hp, loader, 450 hours. Tag #26421.......................... $16,900 (B) Minneapolis-Moline GB 64 hp, 2WD, open station. Tag #26530................ $5500 (B) Ford 8630 121 hp, MFWD, 7530 hours. Tag #24771.................................$27,500 (L) Ford 8340 106 hp, MFWD, loader, 8500 hours. Tag #26341..............$29,500 (LV) Ford 4110 54 hp, 6212 hours, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25210................... $3500 (G) Ford 4000 2WD, 3-point, PTO, loader, 52 hp. #25795............................$6950 (LV) Ford 2000 36 hp, 2WD, 540 PTO. Tag #25214...................................$5250 (G) Ford 9N tractor. Tag #25211...... $2000 (G) New Holland TL100A MFWD, 100 hp, cab, loader, 940 hours. Tag #26379............... ............................................ $42,900 (B) New Holland TM150 MFWD, 150 hp, cab, loader, 2900 hours. Tag #26539............. ............................................$52,600 (G) New Holland TM130 MFWD, 130 hp, cab, loader, 2600 hours.......... Coming In (G) New Holland 9482 4WD, 300 hp, 95% tires,. Tag #24833...........................$78,500 (L) New Holland TC40A MFWD, 40 hp, 2029 hours. Tag #23505................$14,500 (L) New Holland TC40DA 40 hp, loader, 583 hours. Tag #26450................$22,000 (L) Big Bud 400/30 435 hp, 4WD, 7802 hours. Tag #26328.......................... $55,000 (H) Steiger ST280 4WD, 280 hp, 3648 hours. Tag #25539.......................... $17,500 (H) Steiger ST225 4WD, 225 hp, PTO. Tag #25449.................................$20,000 (L) Steiger 500 500 hp, 4WD, 1000 hours...... ........................................Coming in (H) Versatile/Ford 946 325 hp, 4WD, 5377 hours. Tag #25295................$36,000 (L) 1992 Versatile/Ford 946 325 hp, 4WD. Tag #25353................................ $62,000 (H) White 2-110 MFWD, 110 hp, cab, loader. Tag #26809.......................... $13,500 (B)

Drills

John Deere 1770NT corn planter, 16 row, 30”. Tag #25536.................. $92,500 (G) John Deere 1820/1900 60-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot. Tag #25282.....$75,000 (L) John Deere 1835/1910 61-ft., 10” spacing, tow between. Tag #26869.$202,000 (H) John Deere 730 36-ft air drill, disk, 6” spacing. Tag #24432........... $55,500 (G) John Deere 9450 50-ft. box drill, 12” spacing. Tag #22937.................. $23,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/3450 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, double shoot. Tag #25567....... . .......................................... $74,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/3450 57-ft., 9” spacing, double shoot. Tag #26849.. $65,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2340 57-ft. 7.5” spacing, tow between. Tag #26163... $50,000 (G) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 45-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #26194........... $57,000 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #24504........... $68,400 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing. Tag #20840............$37,500 (L) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 60-ft. air drill, 7.5” spacing. Tag #26287........... $18,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 5000/2320 39-ft., 9.5” spacing.. . ..................................... Coming In (G) Flexi-Coil 7500/3450 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24912........... $75,000 (G) Bourgault 5710 40-ft. air drill with 10” spacing. Tag #26534......... $105,000 (G) Morris 7180 Maxim 29-ft. 12” spacing. Tag #25101.................................$29,750 (L) New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24886......... $128,000 (H) New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing. Tag #24107..........$104,000 (L) Concord 3400 Tag #24920..... $35,000 (G) International 510 grass and fertilizer, 6” spacing, 12-ft. end wheel. Tag #26549.. . ............................................$7000 (LV)

Sprayers

John Deere 4930 120-ft. 20” spacing. Tag #24866..............................$265,000 (G) John Deere 4830 Tag #26602.$193,000 (H) Rogator 1286C 120-ft., 20” spacing. Tag #25263.............................. $190,000 (H) Spray Air SP2010 103-ft. 20” spacing, 1000 gallon. Tag #25624............ $102,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 67XL 120-ft., 20” spacing, 1500 gallon. Tag #25275.............. $16,500 (H) Flexi-Coil 67XL 136-ft., pull-type. Tag #26783................................ $25,000 (H) Loral Airmax 1000 spreader, AutoTrac ready. #24922...................... $70,000 (G) Terragator 8104 spreader truck. Tag #24921................................$87,000 (G) GMC truck sprayer, 60-ft., 20” spacing. 1000 gallon. Tag #25371.............. $47,000 (G) NYB 500 gallon, 80-ft. boom for pickup. #25830................................ $19,500 (H) Summers Ultimate 1500 Tag #26277....... ............................................ $28,500 (H) Summers Ultimate 1500 gallon, 110-ft. boom. Tag #26148................$40,000 (L)

Tillage

Flexi-Coil 60SB 62-ft. spreader bar. Tag #20841....................................$4000 (L) International 780 20-ft. folding offset disk. ...................................... Coming In (LV) Krause 907 25-ft. folding tandem disk. Tag #26321................................... $5700 (B) Woods 5-ft. disc, 3-point mount. Tag #26425..................................... $450 (B) Horsch Anderson Joker 8RT 25-ft. disk harrow/packer. #25943........ $50,000 (G)

Combines & Attachments

John Deere S680 400 bushel, 592 hp, 482 hours. Tag #25657............ $335,000 (G) John Deere S680 400 bushel, 540 hp. Tag #26598.............................. $340,000 (G) John Deere S680 400 bushel, 540 hp....... . ......................................Coming In (H) John Deere 9870 STS 300 bushel, 440 hp. Tag #24850....................... $267,000 (G) John Deere 9870 STS 300 bushel, 440 hp. Tag #24852....................... $235,000 (G) John Deere 9770 STS 300 bushel, 360 hp. Tag #26324....................... $260,000 (H) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24774........................$182,500 (L) John Deere 9760 STS 250 bushel, 340 hp. Tag #24736....................... $151,500 (H) John Deere 9750 STS 300 bushel, 325 hp. Tag #25367....................... $100,000 (H) John Deere 9750 STS 300 bushel, 325 hp, 2972 hours. Tag #26619... $118,000 (H) 2001 John Deere 9650 STS 2903 hours. Tag #26303....................... $117,000 (H) John Deere 9650 STS 240 bushel, 275 hp, 3607 hours. Tag #26620... $118,000 (H) John Deere 9610 240 bushel, 275 hp. Tag #26691................................ $70,000 (G) John Deere 9500, John Deere 925 head, batt reel. Tag #26567.......... $34,000 (H) John Deere 8820 combine with 230 head. Tag #26146..........................$18,500 (L) John Deere 7720 combine with 224 head. Tag #26708........................$11,500 (LV) John Deere 7720 combine. Tag #26816.... . .......................................... $11,500 (H) Case IH 2388 210 bushel, 280 hp. Tag #26301.............................. $138,000 (H) Case IH 2388 combine, 210 bushel, 280 hp, 2042 head. Tag #26622.... $139,500 (H) Case IH 2188 210 bushel, 260 hp, 1010 head................................Coming In (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #23651................................ $27,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #24823................................ $37,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #24883................................ $31,500 (H) Case IH 1680 210 bushel, 225 hp. Tag #23508................................ $26,500 (G) Case IH 1480 208 bushel, 210 hp. Tag #26398................................ $10,500 (H) Case IH 1460 combine, no head. Tag #26686................................... $6000 (H) Lots of combine platforms in stock.

Construction Equipment

John Deere 323DT track loader, 875 hours. Tag #21464..........................$37,500 (L) 2008 Bobcat S300 75 hp, 3000 lb. lift, heat/ air. Tag #26535................... $42,000 (G) Bobcat 7753 46 hp, 1750 lb. lift, bucket. Tag #26538................................ $21,000 (G) Bobcat 742B 38 hp, gas, 1250 lb lift......... . ......................................Coming In (H) International 4140 skidsteer, 40 hp diesel, 1300# lift. #25875...................$4000 (L) International 3820A backhoe/loader, 84 hp. Tag #24944........................$11,900 (LV) Cat 12F motor grader, cab/heat, 12-ft. blade................................... $21,000 (G) Erskine 2118 60” hydraulic snowblower. #25899................................... $1700 (B) 2-Miscellaneous skidsteer backhoe attachments............................. Coming in (G) ASV 6-way dozer blade for SSL. Tag #24980................................... $2500 (B) Woods 48” pallet fork, fits a skidsteer. Tag #26424..................................... $600 (B)

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New Holland TM130 tractor, 130 hp, loader, grapple, 2600 hours.........................................$55,900 (G) Case IH STX450Q 4WD tractor, 450 hp, guidance system, 3910 hours. Tag #26806..... $155,000 (B)

Bourgault 5710 40-ft. air drill, 10” spacing. Tag #26534.............................................$105,000 (G)

New Holland 9482 4WD tractor, 310 hp, 3707 hours. Tag #24833.........................................$78,500 (L)

John Deere 8760 4WD tractor, 300 hp, 5737 hours. Tag #26716.........................................$53,000 (L)

Summers Ultimate 90-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon. Tag #26277...............................................$28,500 (H) John Deere 7130 Premium, 125 hp, John Deere 740 SL loader and grapple, 1150 hours. Tag #25936.. .......................................................$102,500 (LV)

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

John Deere 7430 Premium tractor, 166 hp, MFWD, cab, loader, 1590 hours. Tag #26280...$134,000 (H) Case IH 7120 tractor, 150 hp, loader, grapple, 7864 hours. Tag #26689.............................$52,500 (LV)

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9.5” spacing, 3450 cart. Tag #25567........................................$74,500 (H) Big Bud 400/30 4WD tractor, 435 hp, 7802 hours. Tag #26328...............................................$55,000 (H)

Ford 946 4WD tractor, 325 hp, 3700 hours. Tag #25353...............................................$62,000 (H)

Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 3450 cart. Tag #26849........................................$65,000 (H)

New Holland TL100A tractor, 100 hp, loader, 940 hours. Tag #26379.............................. $42,900 (B)

John Deere 7330 Premium MFWD tractor, 150 hp, cab, loader, 5665 hours. Tag #26400.$89,500 (B)

John Deere 7630 175 hp tractor, MFWD, cab, reverser, 4675 hours. Tag #25942......... $99,500 (B)

International 510 12-ft. end wheel drill with 6” spacing, grain/grass/fertilizer. Tag #26549...$7500 (LV) 2013 John Deere 569 round baler, net wrap, loaded, 1585 bales. Tag #24894....................$41,500 (LV) Inland 1000 7 bale self-loading hauler. Tag #26447.. ............................................................$8500 (LV)

John Deere 8960 4WD, 370 hp, 8398 hours. Tag #25649................................................$58,000 (L)

New Holland SD440 60-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, SC380 cart. Tag #24107...............................$104,000 (L)

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

John Deere 7730 190 hp, IVT transmission, duals, 1330 hours. Super Clean. Tag #25945......... $128,500 (G)


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Old Cars Wanted

##### When I was 21, I had a body chiseled from stone. Now that I’m 91, I have a body chisled from the Stone Age.

Looking to buy old cars, pickups and parts up to 1974.

Call Wayne Lugalia 406-214-5910 (cell) or 406-821-0300 (home)

TRENCHER FOR SALE

Vermeer 430 trencher, 5-ft. trench, chain is rotating with carbide teeth, Deutz engine, 1800 hours, new tires

$4800

Call Dan Matthew at (406) 378-2322

Where do you take your hydraulic problems?

BIG SKY HYDRAULICS

4 General machinery and spray welding

• Gauges

• Filter products

4 We install wet kits

• Tube fittings and adapters 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

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Locally owned by Mike Yuhas & Mark Allen

Dura-Life

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Now Handling Sioux Livestock Systems Squeeze Chute Features

* 84” tall x 38” wide x 11’ long (8’ squeeze chute - 3’ palpation cage) * 29” inside width (squeeze down to 12”) * All panels slam latch design * Rear vertical slide gate can be on either end of palpation cage. * Head gate - auto reset. * Head gate is spring loaded to absorb shock from cow forward lunge. * Simple Operation: One lever for squeeze; One lever for squeeze release;   One lever for head gate release; One rope for rear vertical gate.

Fescue toxicosis

By Dr. Michelle Arnold, Large Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, and Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.) is a cool season, perennial grass frequently infected with the fungal endophyte Neotyphodium coenophialum, which grows within the intercellular spaces of the leaf sheaths, stems, and seeds. An “endophyte” is a fungus or bacteria that lives entirely within the tissue spaces of plants and is only visible microscopically. The plant and fungus enjoy a symbiotic relationship; mutually beneficial to both organisms. The fungus has free access to the plant’s nutrients and the plant provides a means for the endophyte to reproduce through infected seeds. The fungus, in turn, produces chemicals (ergot alkaloids) which function as chemical defenses, making the plant more vigorous, pest-resistant, drought-resistant, and tolerant of adverse soil and environmental conditions. Unfortunately cattle grazing on tall fescue pastures are often found to grow poorly and develop a chronic, unthrifty condition, especially in the summer. A grazing trial performed in 1983 comparing steers grazing fescue with high and low endophyte infections confirmed that ergot alkaloids produced by the endophyte were the cause of the problems observed in the cattle. “Fescue toxicosis” is the general term used for several syndromes affecting cattle grazing endophyteinfected tall fescue including summer slump, fescue foot and fat necrosis. The tall fescue endophyte produces a variety of ergot alkaloids, of which ergovaline is the primary concern and accounts for approximately 90% of the ergopeptide alkaloids in tall fescue. Ergovaline concentrations in fescue grass can range between 0-3000 ppb (DM) with the highest concentrations in the seed head but clinical laboratories can vary significantly when measuring ergot alkaloid concentrations in forages. Generally signs of fescue toxicosis become evident when ergovaline levels are within the range of 100-800 ppb (DM) in the total diet (depending upon the laboratory used for analysis). Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) is the hallmark effect of ergot alkaloids and is frequently referred to as “summer slump”, “summer syndrome”, and “summer fescue toxicosis”. Agronomists also use the term “summer slump” to describe the decline in cool-season grass growth observed in July and August. Clinical signs in cattle include poor animal growth or weight loss, a dull rough hair coat caused by failure to shed the winter coat, excessive salivation, labored respiration (open mouth and/or rapid breathing) and an increased susceptibility to heat stress. Decreased serum prolactin levels due to inhibition of secretion from the pituitary gland may decrease milk production and cause other reproductive effects, although these are much more pronounced in mares than ruminants. Affected cattle avoid grazing during the day, and seek shade or mud wallows to find relief from heat stress. The normal response to heat stress is an increase in blood flow to peripheral tissues (skin and extremities) in order to dissipate heat from the body to the skin surface. In fescue toxicosis, the blood flow to the peripheral tissues is reduced by the vasoconstrictive effects of the ergot alkaloids, limiting the ability of the body to cool itself. Summer fescue toxicosis in steers has been reported at low concentrations of approximately 200 ppb ergovaline and cattle may show a vasoconstrictive response to the alkaloids in as little as two days after initial exposure. The clinical signs may be more severe if tall fescue or other grasses have also become ergotized with Claviceps purpurea. Fescue foot is dry gangrene of the extremities (hooves) that occurs due to vasoconstriction. It generally occurs in late fall or winter when environmental temperatures are cooler. Vasoconstriction affects the hind limbs first. The condition appears as swelling and redness at the coronary band and progresses to knuckling at the pastern joint. Other signs include shifting hind limb lameness, unthriftiness, and necrosis (dry gangrene) of the hooves. Tips of the ears and tail may also be affected. Typical ergovaline in the feed of cattle affected with fescue foot is greater than 400 ppb. Fat necrosis or “lipomatosis” has been observed with chronic fescue toxicosis and is associated with masses of necrotic fat in the abdominal and/or pelvic cavities. These hard areas of fat can obstruct the birth canal and contribute to dystocia (difficult birth). Hard fat masses in the abdomen may lead to colic and intestinal blockage. This condition may be diagnosed with rectal palpation or may be found at necropsy. Ergot alkaloids can adversely affect both male and female reproductive function, including delayed puberty and reduced conception rates. Bulls may have altered sperm motility parameters while female ovarian follicular dynamics can be adversely affected. Recent studies indicate embryo continued on page a45


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quality and subsequent embryo development are negatively affected as well. Decreased feed consumption and a disrupted ability to maintain steady copper levels may also contribute to poor reproductive function, especially when accompanied by heat stress. The diagnosis of ergot alkaloid-associated problems is based on clinical signs as well as knowledge of the geographical areas, weather conditions, and forages associated with the disease syndromes. Testing for the presence of the endophyte in the forage is performed by Regulatory Services at UK. Detailed directions for sampling and submission are available in the University of KY fact sheet PPA-30 entitled “Sampling for the Tall Fescue Endophyte in Pasture or Hay Stands” which is available at the local cooperative extension office or on the web at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/ pubs/ppa/ppa30/ppa30.pdf. Diagnostic testing at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory can also be performed on forage samples for ergovaline concentration. It is important to remember hay from infected fields will remain toxic even when stored over several years. Clinical signs vary depending on the cattle, the environmental conditions, and the level and duration of the exposure. Early clinical signs are often reversible after removal from contaminated pastures or hay. It is essential to provide a complete mineral mix to compensate for alterations in forage intake and ensure adequate intake of the trace elements. Several forage management practices can be used to improve cattle production on toxic endophyte infected tall fescue that will help decrease or remove the signs of toxicosis. These include: 1. Intensive grazing of endophyte infected tall fescue reduces ergot alkaloid concentration in vegetative tillers and sends carbohydrates towards regrowth instead of alkaloid production. a. Greater concentrations of ergot alkaloids are in the leaf sheaths than in the blades so by adopting practices that maximize consumption of leaf blades (i.e. rotational grazing), the potential is there to reduce ergot alkaloid consumption. b. Careful attention to soil test recommendations for fertilizer and good weed control are necessary to sustain the stand when tall fescue is intensively grazed or it will not persist. 2. Use of tall fescue cultivars artificially infected with novel or “friendly” endophyte strains that do not produce toxic ergot alkaloids results in greater average daily gain (ADG), lower body temperatures, and sleek hair coats. a. Careful grazing management is required during periods of low growth because cattle will continue to graze these fescue stands without the negative effect of the alkaloid present. These friendly endophyte pastures may have decreased carrying capacity but overall greater body weight gain per acre than toxic fescue pastures. 3. Endophyte-free varieties lack persistence and grazed stands of these cultivars rapidly deteriorate without management. Good grazing management practices will be necessary for free and novel endophyte tall fescue to persist if they are grazed in the late spring or summer. The highly toxic seed heads that are readily grazed by cattle can be regularly mowed or chemically suppressed with metsulfuron containing herbicides. a. Seed heads and stems in underutilized endophyteinfected tall fescue pastures are a rich source of ergot alkaloids. Reductions in seed presence can reduce toxicity of the overall forage since ergovaline concentrations are 3-10 times greater in the seed heads than the leaf blades or sheaths. Seed heads are selectively grazed when they are immature and moderately digestible. b. Steers grazing endophyte infected tall fescue treated to suppress the seed head development had a 39% greater ADG, much higher serum prolactin levels and much lower rectal temperatures than steers on untreated fescue. c. Grazing management will be necessary to accommodate the reduction in forage production when seed heads are suppressed. Forage availability may be reduced by as much as 50% which may be due to a reduction in the presence of seeds and stems, greater forage intake, and/or direct negative effects on vegetative growth. 4. Moving cattle to warm season grass pastures during the late spring and early summer when alkaloid concentrations are high and seed heads are present. a. When seed heads are present in the stand, cattle are the most vulnerable to severe heat stress and depression in performance. b. This management technique provides grazing during active growth of the warm-season grasses when there is a decline in tall fescue growth. CONTINUED ON PAGE A46

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ROTARY MOWER FOR SALE Tebbin 6-ft. rotary mower with slip clutch

$950

Call 406-450-3647

Estates of Sonny & Annie Smith Western Art & MeMorAbiliA, FireArMs & ColleCtibles

AUCTION

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 • 10 a.m. Preview: Friday, November 1st from 1 to 7 p.m.

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Judd, Les Vogt, Buermann, Renalde, Victor Ario, Mike Morales & more.... WESTErN ArT & bOOkS - Chris Navarro, LA Huffman, Bill Rains, Bev Doolittle, Harvey Rattey, Nancy Glazier, C.M. Russell,Walt Coburn, Larry Zabel, Ace Powell & many more.... FirearMS - Remington, Winchester, Savage, Marlin, Noble, Smith & Wesson, Browning COLLECTIbLES - TC Power & Bros. Ltd., Chas. Horning, Ansonia, Indian Artifacts COINS - Morgan Dollars, Peace Dollar, Proof sets TrApS - New House, PS & W

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Hamley

Winchester Bit

Mike Morales

WIN 70 Featherweight Chas, Horning & TC Power

Heiser Cuffs

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408 West Main • Lewistown, MT Office

406-538-5125

Jayson 406-366-5125 • Kyle 406-366-0472

•Certified CCA, TSP, CNMP Agronomist • Soil Testing • Fertilizer • Custom Application • Precision Ag • Field Scouting

Ledger office 406-278-3388 Brad 450-4508

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CRAWLER-LOADER FOR SALE

1961 Case 750 crawler-loader, 4 in 1 bucket, ripper, diesel, tracks worn................................................................ $6500 Phone 406-738-4352 leave message

##### “Whenever someone would complain, my grandfather would always say, ‘Do you want some cheese with that whine?’”

AIR SEEDER FOR SALE

Bourgault 8810 40-ft. 5 row cultivator/air seeder, 8” spacing with Quik Detach packer wheels and 4 bar harrows, Model 3195 air tank, 3 tanks- 117 bushel, 78 bushel & 34 bushel, single shoot. Excellent heavy duty drill.

Call (406) 590-9100, Fairfield, MT

SELF PROPELLED SPRAYER FOR SALE

NEW 2013 Miller GC75 self propelled sprayer with 120ft. truss boom, auto height control, 1200 gallon stainless steel tank, Raven Envizio Pro, Phoenix 300 antenna, 275 hp, front wheel assist............. $315,000

PHONE (208) 267-1973, Bonners Ferry, ID

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Varieties Available ✓ WB Quake (WB - PVP - CSO) ✓ Judee (MSU-PVP) ✓ Clearfield Norris (WB - PVP) ✓ Willow Creek forage winter wheat (MSU) Have your seed custom cleaned and treated with the best treatments available Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Cereals Custom Blend: Added pythium and fusarium control, excellent on dry seed decay and wireworm protection. Stamina - increased vigor under stressful conditions Rancona Summit

We are in the market for ALL Types of Native & Introduced

GRASSES & ALFALFA Also Seed Oats, Hay Barley & Austrian Peas For more information, call or stop by our office. Call 1-800-228-1928, ask for Brad or Nick or Dustin

Be sure to call us for all your grass, alfalfa and seeding needs. We stock a full line of alfalfa, pasture, CRP and lawn grasses

CERTIFIED SEED PLANT — Specializing In: Cereal Grains, Grasses, Legumes

1 mile north of Havre on Highway 232 1-800-228-1928 or 406-265-5443

For sales information call Brad Ruhkamp, Nick Lowen or Dustin Ruhkamp.

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Keep an eye on the corn-wheat dynamic

By Casey Chumrau, USW Market Analyst As readers of the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Price Report have seen recently, corn continues to play a very influential role in U.S. wheat price discovery. Wheat futures are following corn futures up, sideways and down – sometimes in spite of solid wheat fundamentals. This observable linkage probably will not change anytime soon as the 2013/14 corn harvest is likely to set new U.S. and world records. Following a sharp decline in 2012/13 due to drought, ample supply this year pushed both corn and wheat futures lower, albeit at different rates. As winter wheat planting season quickly approaches, wheat farmers and their customers should closely follow how the corn-wheat dynamic plays out for 2014/15. Although the shift has slowed somewhat, the trend for U.S. wheat to lose planted area to corn and soybean production continues. Chinese driven demand for soybeans and the emergence of corn-based biofuels increased the profitability of these crops at a faster pace than wheat. In addition, new varieties with dramatically higher yield potential helped corn and soybeans expand into traditional wheat growing areas. After this year, however, U.S. farmers may plant more wheat and soybeans and less corn for 2014/15, according to a new Farm Futures magazine survey released September 3. One year of lower planting would hardly reverse the trend, but additional factors indicate more farmers may increase their wheat planted area this fall. First, as of September 4, the nearby CBOT soft red winter (SRW) wheat contract held a $1.35/bu premium to CBOT corn, the largest such spread in early September since 2010. That premium increases to $1.77/bu for the March 2014 contacts. Farmers know that at least an average U.S. corn production year in 2014/15 — adding to this year’s record supply — could further suppress corn prices. Additionally, this year’s best fall planting conditions since 2010 may encourage farmers to plant wheat. While still below the five-year average in most areas, soil moisture levels are much improved from this time last year in the central and southern plains. The percentage of land considered to have adequate moisture is up from 22 percent to 38 percent this year. Equally important, the areas rated to be in extreme or exceptional drought is down from 23 percent last year to just 10 percent. While this is a positive trend, dryland farmers may take advantage of soil moisture conditions now by planting wheat rather than rolling the dice to see if adequate soil moisture remains in the spring for a corn crop, particularly after the previous two challenging years for corn. Finally, significant upside demand from China is helping support wheat prices this year and could play a similarly robust role for corn. Recently, Reuters reported that a researcher with a Chinese government think tank suggested that China could import 20 to 30 million metric tons (MMT) of corn per year to cover growing supply shortages. That is equal to as much as four times its current level of imports, around a quarter of globally traded corn and up to twice as much as Japanese purchases, the world’s largest corn importer. While many factors will shape and re-shape corn’s influence on wheat prices, the ongoing battle for planted area will drive continued market volatility. USW encourages buyers to work with their local USW representative to help identify and take advantage of buying opportunities as the market allows.

Fescue toxicosis CONTINUED FROM PAGE A45

c. May not see a benefit in performance if the warm-season grass is of low quality or becomes overgrazed. 5. Interseeding legumes into endophyte infected tall fescue pasture or supplementation with grain or coproduct feeds to improve the diet of the animal. a. This management approach can benefit animal performance mainly through better diet quality and dilution of ergot alkaloids. It should be cautioned that cattle can be very sensitive to the effects of ergot alkaloids even at low concentrations and there is a tendency for alkaloids to accumulate in cattle tissues and induce signs of toxicosis despite small concentrations in the diet. Providing pasture with a diverse mixture of forage species will reduce the impact as animals will selectively graze other forages. ##### “My no-nonsense military grandfather would say, ‘Life’s tough...get a helmet.’”


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Stretch Your Fall Pasture

Your grass is drying out... Keep adding pounds this fall with BGF-30

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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Diacon-D, Insecto and Dustacide grain protectants B & W and Caldwell aeration systems. The B & W grain aerator and dryer sucks out moisture and heat. It works in round or flat storage. Aerates grain up to 18-ft. deep and 5,000 bushels at a time. Easily moved from bin to bin. Our Caldwell line features 12” round duct, T’s, Y’s, elbows, 4-way cross, end caps, adapters, fans, accessories.

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STATEWIDE SERVICE

Nitrates in corn silage pose risk

By NDSU Extension Service This year’s weather conditions could of nitrogen oxides, including nitrogen oxlead to the development of nitrates in corn ide, dioxide and trioxide. These forms of silage. nitrogen are volatilized as a brownish gas For all your manure spreading High levels of nitrates in corn silage can in the atmosphere. This gas is heavier than needs just give us a call. be toxic to animals and humans, North Daair and very lethal to humans and livestock. 2 Trucks and Loader kota State University (NDSU) Extension High nitrate levels probably will not be Available Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder a problem for producers who used nominal warns. Nitrates can accumulate in corn durrates of nitrogen fertilizer and have experiCall for a quote and ing unfavorable conditions when growth is enced continuous drought since its onset in to schedule your barn slow and nitrates are plentiful. mid-May. Producers who use manure and and corral cleaning. “Nitrates are a possibility under curthose who have had intermittent showers cell (406)289-1866 rent dry conditions but often are hard to that resulted in more forage growth but office (406) 271-2746 or (406) 450-3332 predict when they will appear,” Schroeder little or no grain should be cautious about says “As growers consider their options salvaging corn as silage. “This is our profession, not a sideline” for salvaging drought-damaged corn, the “In particular, growers should be very natural option is to harvest the crop for cautious about salvaging corn as ‘green silage where livestock, dairy and beef, are chop,’ or silage feed immediately after it available to consume it.” is cut,” Schroeder says. “Ensiling corn that Symptoms of nitrate poisoning include is suspected of having high nitrate levels labored breathing, loss of weight and lack is preferred to green chopping because the End-of-the-year Auction of appetite. Clinical signs of nitrate poifermentation process will decrease nitrate soning are related to the lack of oxygen in levels by about 50 percent.” the blood. Acute poisoning usually occurs He also advises producers who green at the auction yard in Big Sandy, MT from a half hour to four hours after conchop or apply manure to take a nitrate test suming toxic levels of nitrate. The onset of before feeding the material to livestock. Highlights include: symptoms is rapid. “When in doubt, have the forage ana2-John Deere 9600 combines - 1984 GMC spreader truck Pregnant livestock that survive nitrate lyzed before feeding,” he says. “Even for1985 GMC service truck - 1978 Ford 800 tandem truck poisoning may abort because of a lack of age with levels in excess of 1,000 ppm of 1974 Chevrolet C65 truck - Noble 5000 35-ft. V-blade oxygen to the fetus. Abortions generally nitrate-N can be fed if diluted with other Flexi-Coil 65XLT 100-ft. sprayer - Agco 400 pickup header occur 10 to 14 days following exposure feedstuffs, but it is important to know what 1991 New Holland TR 96 combine to nitrates. you have before you feed it.” 30-ft. pull type swather - 1982 Versatile 1150 tractor 1973 John Deere 4430 tractor with loader Here are general recommendations for Laboratory analysis can be performed John Deere 850 utility tractor feeding silage containing nitrates to liveon suspected plants, but samples need to Long 945 utility tractor with loader stock: be representative of the field or bales in Flexi-Coil 800 58-ft. chisel plow - John Deere 30-ft. disk • Silages with less than 1,000 parts per question. 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How fast can America’s beef cowherd be rebuilt?

By Oklahoma State University Though 2013 is likely another year of beef cow herd liquidation, the improvement in conditions in the second half of the year may provide a period of stabilization that often occurs in the first year of herd expansion. “As long as drought conditions continue to moderate the situation, beef cow herd growth of 2 percent is possible in 2014 with an additional 2 percent to 3 percent in 2015,” said Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University (OSU) Cooperative Extension livestock marketing specialist. More rapid growth is unlikely when all factors are considered. Among several implications, Peel believes, is an approximately 7 percent decrease in total cattle slaughter in 2014. Historically, the cattle cycles observed by the beef industry have been largely self-regulating cycles of inventory driven by internal factors such as calf price levels, beef cattle biology and the availability and quality of forage resources. However, much of the beef cow herd liquidation that has occurred since 2001 – including the aborted herd expansion of 2004 and 2005 – were the result of external factors, including input market shocks that reduced cow-calf profitability, a national and global recession that tempered cattle prices and severe drought in important cattle-producing states. “The last 3.4 million head decline in the beef cow herd was not due to typical cattle cycle factors,” Peel said. “External factors have masked and overwhelmed cyclical tendencies and don’t necessarily mean the cattle cycle is gone or irrelevant, although some people have said so.” In situations where drought has forced inventory adjustments that are counter to what producers want to do, the details of how the adjustments happen become vitally important, Peel stresses. In short, how the industry got to where it is will have a significant effect on how beef herd expansion will take place in the future. Since 2007, the calculated number of heifers entering the cowherd has remained above average, even while the high rate of cow culling has resulted in net liquidation and reduction in the cow herd inventory. “In a more typical cattle cycle, the rate of heifer placement decreases at the same time as increased cow culling, with both contributing to herd liquidation,” Peel said. This very thing happened during the 1996-2001 period of cattle inventory liquidation, as an example. In contrast, heifer placement typically increases simultaneously with decreased cow culling during herd expansion, as was the case from 1991-1995. “In recent years, producers have continued to invest in replacement heifers despite the necessity of reducing herd size because of external factors,” Peel said. “That the industry has simultaneously increased cow culling and heifer placements in recent years means the beef cow herd is not only the smallest in 60 years but likely one of the youngest and most productive ever.” Cow-calf producers appear to have a growing incentive for herd expansion given strong profit prospects and improved forage conditions in many regions of the United States. Beef cow slaughter for the year to date decreased 13 percent in the most recent two weeks of data available. “This suggests the beef industry may be back on track of decreasing cow slaughter, a necessary component of herd expansion,” Peel said. “However, sharply decreased beef slaughter of 8 percent to 12 percent for the remainder of the year will result in an annual beef cow slaughter decline in the modest 4 percent to 5 percent range.” Additionally, there are indications replacement heifers were diverted into feeder markets during the first half of 2013, attributed to the residual effects of drought, reduced hay supplies and extended winter weather across areas of the United States. Peel said the combination of larger cow slaughter – resulting in smaller than projected reductions – and decreased heifer placements is likely to result in a year-over-year decrease of 0.75 percent to 1.25 percent in the beef cow herd as of January 1, 2014. “There are indications heifer retention will accelerate this fall with cow-calf producers holding more heifer calves for breeding,” he said. Still, cattle industry professionals can be forgiven for scratching their heads when trying to analyze what is coming. Herd expansion prospects for 2014 include factors that suggest both potential for faster-than-normal growth and factors that will limit growth. continued on page a50

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How fast can America’s beef cowherd be rebuilt? continued from page a49

The young and productive base herd suggests the potential for one or two years of minimal cow culling, and that could contribute to faster growth,” Peel said. “A yearover-year decline in beef cow slaughter of approximately 20 percent in 2014 would correspond to a culling rate of less than 9 percent, a low rate for typical herd expansion.” Given the youth of the U.S. beef cow herd, an ever more significant decrease in cow culling is possible – less than 8 percent – but such a large decrease in cow slaughter might result in a disruption of lean beef supplies. “The sharply higher cull cow prices that would result should mitigate some of the decrease in cow slaughter,” Peel said. “At the same time, significantly more replacement heifers may be reported in Jan. 1, 2014, but the report likely will include a higherthan-normal percentage of heifer calves that will not produce a calf until 2015.” Cattle and calves represent the number one agricultural commodity produced in Oklahoma, accounting for approximately 46 percent of total agricultural cash receipts, according to National Agricultural Statistics Service data.

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The cost of limiting nutrients

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By Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Specialists, University of Kentucky Fall is rapidly approaching and all cow-calf producers need to access the body condition score (BCS) of their herd. Spring-calving cows are nearing weaning time and the fall is the most economical time to put weight back on. Now is also a key time to manage BCS score in fall-calving cows. Most realize the link between body condition score and reproductive rate but what is the economic impact of allowing BCS to decline? Each year producers faced the decision of how much money should I put into my cows? Can I afford to feed them? So, what is the cost of letting your cows get thin? What is more cost effective; reducing costs by limiting nutrition to your cows and living with reduced reproductive performance or feeding your cows to perform? Let’s use a real world example. The farm we will discuss consists of 100 fall-calving cows. The average body weight of these cows was about 1300 lbs. at a BCS of 5. These cows calved in good condition, averaging a BCS of a strong 5. However, lack of rain resulted in limited pastures and the producer began to feed hay approximately September 1st, which coincided with the onset of calving. The hay was below average in quality (TDN of 48, CP of 7%). Money was tight for this operation so they made the decision NOT to supplement these cows. Making the assumption that these cows were average lactating cows and that they would consume about 27 pounds of hay (as fed) daily, the hay provided only 82% of their maintenance energy needs and would result in a loss of one BCS in about 57 days. This producer decided to synchronize and AI his cows. On November 21st when the timed AI was performed, the average BCS had decreased, as predicted above, averaging a strong 4. Remember each BCS equals about 75 pounds so these cows were losing weight rapidly. After the insemination, the bulls were turned out for 60 days then removed. The cows were diagnosed for pregnancy about 40 days after the insemination and their average BCS was a weak 4 so the cows likely lost another 30 pounds or so of body weight. Reproductive performance was terrible as only 29 conceived to the AI, 31 conceived via natural service, and 40 were OPEN! This example may seem exaggerated but this scenario actually occurred on a farm and is a real-world example of improperly managing body condition score. The question then becomes which was the more economical management scheme; no supplementation and reduced reproduction or supplementation to meet nutrient needs. To help determine this let’s first look at our losses. In the above scenario, 40 cows were examined as open. Of these, let’s assume 7 would have been open regardless so 33 calves were lost due to the reduced input management. Let’s say these 33 calves (17 steers, 16 heifers) would have weaned at 525 pounds (550 for steers, 500 for heifers) so we lost 17,350 pounds of product. If we would have sold these calves last week they would have averaged about $1.57 for the steers and $1.44 for the heifers. Our lost income would be about $26,200 (17x550x1.57=$14,680 and 16x500x1.44=$11,520). Allowing the cows to lose weight likely also increased the cost per AI pregnancy. Our data from thousands of properly conditioned cows suggested that typically we achieve a 60% conception rate to AI and 92-93% overall pregnancy rate. The cost per cow to perform the insemination totaled approximately $40 ($10 CIDR, $13 GnRH & PG, $5 technician, $12 semen) per cow or $4,000 total. The reproductive failure basically doubled the cost per pregnancy from $67 ($40/.60) to $138 ($40/.29) making it impossible for this operation to recoup the cost of the AI. What would it cost to supplement these cows to maintain their weight for this period of time? To meet their nutrient needs, these cows would need about 12 pounds of our soyhull/corn gluten supplement mixed at a ratio of 2:1 assuming a 1:1 substitution of supplement for hay intake. The cost of our supplement averaged $150 per ton for the feeding period which lasted from September 1st to bull removal on February 1st or 123 days. So the cost of supplementation would be about $11,070 ($.075 per pound x 12 pounds x 123 days x 100 cows = $11,070). If you back calculate, the break even weaning weight for this level of supplementation is slightly less than 350 pounds. So what is cheaper? Feeding to nutrient needs? Or reducing nutrient supply? What if we would have separated the thin cows and fed them to match their nutrient needs? What if we would have taken the $4000 we used for the AI and used it to purchase supplement? What if we had cut our hay earlier so that the TDN exceeded 55% (nutrient needs of the lactating cow) even though we would have made less hay? We could ask several more questions. We could consider several more options. The decision to supplement is pretty easy math.


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USED SPRAYERS

WE’RE DEALIN’ Bring us your offer

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Apache 1010 sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon poly tank, Envisio monitor, Accuboom, Autoboom (eye), Smart Trax. Low hours. Flexi-Coil S68 suspended boom sprayer, Raven controller and ball valves, windscreens. Low acres, very clean. Freightliner truck with Miller spray system, 1600 gallon stainless steel tank, 90-ft. booms, Raven Auto-Rate controller, large single tires. Case IH MXM175 MFD tractor, cab, full powershift transmission, loader, bucket, grapple.

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

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

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Apache 1010 self-propelled sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, low hours. Excellent.................. .......................................................... Just Traded Case IH SRX160 suspended boom 132-ft. sprayer, Raven Auto Rate, 1600 gallon tank, 4 ball valves, induction cone.......................................... $36,500 Flexi-Coil System 67XL sprayer, 120-ft. wheel boom........................................................ $19,900 Flexi-Coil System 67XL sprayer, 114-ft. wheel boom, Auto Rate, 2 sets of nozzles.......... $19,900 Flexi-Coil System 67XL suspended boom sprayer, 1600 gallon water tank, 90-ft. booms, Auto-Rate, foam marker, rinse tank............................ $34,500 Flexi-Coil System 67XL wheel boom sprayer with 110-ft. booms, 1000 gallon tank, Flexi-Control, excellent....................................................... $19,900

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USED COMBINES

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NEW & USED HEADERS

MacDon D60 45-ft. draper header with pickup reel, transport................................................... $72,500 Case IH 1042 36-ft. draper header, pickup reel, fore/ aft, transport with gauge wheels.............. $36,500

Case IH 5240 MFD, 100 hp, cab, air conditioning, powershift with forward/reverse shuttle, Case IH 520 loader, bucket, grapple. Only 3300 hours, good condition..........................................................Call

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USED AIR DRILLS

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

USED INDUSTRIAL

2004 Case IH 2015 pickup header, Swathmaster attachment. Excellent condition.................. $12,900 Case IH 1015 pickup header, Swathmaster attachment...........................................................Just In 1995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment..................................................... $8995 International 810 13-ft. pickup header, Rake-up raking pickup. Very little use............................. $8995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header with Sund attachment.................................................. $2995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header less attachment............................................................ $1495 Massey 1859 13-ft. pickup head less attachment..... ...................................................................... $995

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

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

USED VEHICLES

Case IH RBX563 round baler, net/twine, wide pickup, large tires................................................. $22,900 Case IH RBX562 round baler, twine tie, standard pickup..............................................................Call

Vermeer 605L round baler, 6x5 bales, twine, floatation tires. Very good condition......................... $12,900 Vermeer 605F round baler, twine.................... $1995 1992 New Holland 660 round baler, Bale Command, net wrap...................................................... $8995

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1976 International 1600 cab/chassis with service body, PTO hydraulics, hydraulic crane, air com1980 IHC 412B 11-yard elevating scraper with good pressor with large capacity tank, extra fuel tank, rubber. Excellent maintenance and ready to work. gin pole crane with winch. An excellent field service ................................................................. $24,900 unit. Asking $17,900..............Reduced to $15,250

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$38,500

$9500

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

$9500

Single axle dolly 22.5 rubber.

1998 Wabash 53-ft. van trailer spread axle, 22.5 rubber, Carrier reefer unit, 11,000 hours, runs good.

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

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

$7250

$21,500 $27,500

$4150

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

$4750

Patriot street sweeper dual engine, dual steering, works good.

$9500

1992 Sea Ray Sundancer 270 boat 27-ft., 454 engine @ 330 hp, Mercruiser outdrive, sonar, depth finder, GPS, C.B. radio and marine radio, sunbrella canvas, shower, toilet, sleeps 6, heavy duty trailer, only 230 original hours.

Magnum light tower Kubota engine, 6 KW genset, 4 lights, 690 hours.

$3500 Tree yarder 300-ft. mainline, hauline, skidsteer mount, low flow hydraulics.

Shaver UTD13 tow behind post driver Honda gas engine, electric start, post rack, nice shape.

$177,500

$34,900

Magnum light tower Isuzu engine, 6 KW genset, 4 lights, 5370 hours.

$19,900

1998 Arctic Fox 5th wheel trailer 30-ft., 2 slides, gooseneck adapter, air.

1997 Alloy 53-ft. curtain van trailer 4 axle, air ride, 22.5 rubber.

$18,500 2006 Maxum boat & trailer 20-ft., open bough, bimini top, full snap-on cover, 5.0 V8 engine, swim platform, lots of storage, aluminum wheels on trailer, folding hitch.

$39,500

$27,000

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

$85,000

1990 Prevost 45-ft. motorcoach 8V92 Detroit engine, Allison automatic transmission, diesel genset, washer/dryer, queen rear bed, backup camera, hitch, 171K miles, nice shape. Or will trade for equipment.

2008 ASV PT-100 skidsteer loader cab, heat, air, Perkins engine, 100 hp, 2 speed transmission, hi flow, new tracks, forestry guarding, 1200 hours, includes 72” bucket

$15,500

Komatsu PC 308-USLC-3 excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, 42” bucket, 3600 hours.

$62,500

$6500

$25,500

$4000

Case 590 Super L backhoe/loader cab, heat, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, hydraulic thumb, 2 stick controls.

JLG 2646 scissor lift extendable deck, hard tires, electric powered.

$13,900

Volvo EC240 LC excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, hydraulic thumb, 42” bucket, 5800 hours.

John Deere 410B backhoe/loader 2 wheel drive, standard hoe, OROPS canopy.

$22,500

Genie S60 manlift 60-ft. reach, 4x4, gas/propane, 19.5 rubber, nice shape.

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

$11,000

$26,500

Clark C500 forklift cab, heat, 8000# lift capacity, diesel engine, side shift, individual fork positioning, 48” forks, 15” rubber, nice lift!

Caterpillar D4C dozer 6 way blade, ripper, OROPS canopy, brand new transmission.

$5995

$169,900 $13,500

John Deere 510B backhoe loader cab, heat, 2-stick controls. Caterpillar 328 D LCR excavator cab, heat, air, hydraulic thumb, quick-attach, 4400 hours.

1990 MCI passenger bus Detroit engine, Allison auto transmission, bathrooms.

$35,000

$32,500

2001 John Deere 450 H dozer OROPS canopy, 6-way dozer, ripper, excellent shape!

$19,900

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

$12,500

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

$12,500

$7750

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

2001 Cat 420D backhoe/loader cab, heat, A/C, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, pilot controls, 4500 hours.

2009 Polaris 700 XP HD Ranger fuel injected, new snow blade, 4x4, full cab with doors, heat.

Hyster S60 XM forklift 6400 lb. lift, propane powered, circle fork attachment.

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


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

$10,950

$995

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

$14,900

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

$10,900

$8500

2012 12-ft. forklift trailer 10,000 lb. capacity, 16” rubber @ 80%, hydraulicassist raise/lower, pintle hitch, air brakes, LED lights.

Lots of inventory and more on the way!

$5995

1982 International single axle dump truck 466 diesel engine, automatic transmission, newer 10-ft. gravel box, pintle hitch.

$3500

2011 Mirage gooseneck trailer 14,000 lb GVW, 20-ft. deck with 5-ft. tail, 2 fold-over ramps, center pop-up, Warne winch in front.

$5000

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$32,500

1998 Ditch Witch T14A trailer 16-ft. deck, half tilt with ramps, pintle hitch, 16” rubber, 14,000# GVW.

$4000

1977 Dodge 800 dump truck gas engine, 4 speed, 2 speed rear, 5 yard box, snowplow mount and plow included.

Yasutora 6700 watt generator/welder new, diesel powered.

$7150

1988 Towmaster tag trailer 19.5-ft. bed, 5-ft. beavertail with ramps, pintle hitch, slide-out tongue, 10-ton capacity.

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

$19,500

Caterpillar 120 G road grader cab, heat, 12-ft. moldbord, 3304 Cat engine, powershift, 8 speed transmission, 5100 hours, good tires.

$11,900

$65,500

1997 Alloy 53-ft. flatbed trailer 4 axle, spring ride with rear air lift, aluminum deck with nailer strips, 22.5 rubber, nice trailer!

$13,900 1988 Ford LTL9000 dump truck 400 Cummins engine, 13 speed transmission, Hendrickson suspension, 14-ft. gravel box.

$5500

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

$30,000

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

2008 Outlaw 18-ft. car trailer tandem axle, rear slid-im ramps, 15” rubber @ 90%, excellent shape.

$10,500

$3995

$500

Southland gravel box 16-ft., includes hoist.

Hot Rod Kit - Includes Viper engine with twin vortec blowers, 518 Dodge transmission 4 speed with overdrive built by JVX Racing, will handle 1000 hp, the rear end is a Kugel with a 9” Ford, all in original crates, over $50,000 invested.

$2995

$1500

Land Pride BB2560 box scraper 5-ripper shank, 61” width, 3-point.

NEW Telehandler bucket fits on forks of any telehandler.

1988 Kenworth T800 truck day cab, 3406B Cat engine, jakes, 9 speed transmission, new 22.5 rubber on aluminum wheels dual stacks, nice truck!

$9500

$5500

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

$21,000

1999 International 9200 truck N-14 Cummins engine, jakes, Rockwell 9 speed transmission, Eaton rears, good 22.5 rubber, air.

$4200

$3250 Pro Tech Sno Pusher 8-ft. skidsteer mount.

$7500

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

$900 ea.

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

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$10,900

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

(4) Sets new skidsteer adjustable forks heavy duty 48” forks.

$15,000

2000 Mack CL613 Vision truck 460 hp engine, jakes, 13 speed transmission, 40,000 lb. rears, 22.5 rubber @ 60% on aluminum wheels.

1985 GMC 7000 service truck 3208 Cat engine, 5 speed & 2 speed rear, service body, 8000# IMT crane, Lincoln welder, gas-powered air compressor, air greaser.

$3250 Dymax 72” brush grapple dual cylinder, good shape.

$13,000

1975 International Cargo Star 1710 cab over truck, 392 gas engine, 5 speed transmission, 18-ft. box and hoist with steel floor, round bale extensions with 3-ft. extension on rear, air brakes, 22.5 rubber.

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

$2000 $18,500

$22,500

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

$33,500

1994 Fontaine lowboy trailer mechanical detach, 30-ft. well, 2 axle with 3rd axle flip, air-ride, good deck, 22.5 rubber, aluminum wheels.

$34,500 obo

$11,000

M-2 sandbagger new Kohler 7 hp gas engine, works great.

ATTACHMENTS

2004 Towmaster T40 equipment trailer pintle hitch, 20 ton capacity, 17.5 rubber, clean trailer.

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

2007 GMC 5500 truck crew cab, 4x4, 12-ft. toter bed with gooseneck and receiver hitches, 19,500# GVW, loading ramps, tool boxes, Duramax diesel, Allison automatic, cruise, tilt, air, DVD player, new 19.5 rubber, 36,000 miles, excellent shape.

2013 Trail Max TRD-54-FBR beavertail tag trailer 3 axle, 28-ft. deck and 6-ft. beavertail, aluminum ramps.

$1750 $7995

$25,000 2008 Woodbine firewood processor Kubota diesel engine, infeed and outfeed conveyor, 24” bar saw, 474 hours, great shape.

$63,900

COMING IN Skidsteer broom, bale forks, trencher. Call for pricing.

New skidsteer auger attachment 35-Series, 12” bits, planetary drive, hex shaft.

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1995 Internatiional 4900 boom truck DT 466 engine, RT-6613 transmission, Hendrickson suspension, 22.5 rubber @ 90%, air, 18-ft. flatbed, 17 ton National crane with 90ft. reach and jib boom, 9600 miles. 1800 hours, good shape!

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USED MOTORCYCLES

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By Casey Chumrau, USW Market Analyst harsh winter weather and severe drought Thanks to generally cooperative weather, in 2011/12 devastated last year’s wheat world wheat production prospects for crops. Although the weather has not been marketing year 2013/14 (June to May) ideal this year, particularly in Russia (the recontinue to improve. In its updated World gion’s largest wheat producer), the 2013/14 Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates crop will be significantly larger than last (WASDE) report released Aug. 12, the year. Rain has slowed harvest and brought U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) potential damage to yield and crop quality, increased expected world production by 7.6 prompting the Russian Institute for Agriculmillion metric tons (MMT) to 705.0 MMT. tural Market Studies (IKAR) to downgrade If realized, it would be the largest world its overall grain production forecast this wheat output on record and help restock week, which includes 51.9 MMT of wheat. world supply diminished by low producAccording to USDA, Russia produced 37.7 tion a year ago. MMT last year and 52.2 MMT on average The world wheat supply forecast remains the last five years. In Ukraine, where the the single most important factor in risk majority of the crop is winter wheat, harmanagement and wheat buyers should convest concluded about three weeks ahead of tinue to pay close attention to it. Following normal. The agricultural ministry estimates is a short summary of wheat crop conditions winter wheat output increased 27 percent and outlook for each of the world’s major from last year to 20.0 MMT. USDA projwheat exporters. ects total Ukraine production to reach 21.5 United States MMT, a 36 percent increase and above the USDA puts total U.S. production at 57.5 five-year average of 20.3 MMT. Timely MMT, higher than previously forecast but moisture in Kazakhstan improved crop 7 percent lower than last year and below conditions and increased potential yields the five-year average of 60.9 MMT. Winter so USDA increased its estimated Kazak wheat harvest is nearly complete and averproduction this month by 2.5 MMT to 17.0 age yield will be better than expected in MMT. That compares to 9.84 MMT last many areas. Final abandonment rates are year and would be well above the five-year expected to be high due to earlier drought average of 14.4 MMT. conditions, offsetting higher overall wheat Australia plantings. Although the crop is smaller than The Australian Bureau of Agriculture average, there should be sufficient highand Resource Economics currently forequality supplies from each class of winter casts 2013/14 wheat production at 25.4 wheat. Soft red winter (SRW) production MMT, up 15 percent from last year and will likely be the second largest on record above the five-year average of 24.5 MMT. at 14.8 MMT, up from the five-year average The majority of Australia’s exportable of 11.6 MMT. wheat crop grows in the west where timely Canada July rains dramatically improved crop In its Aug. 21report, Statistics Canada conditions following the driest June on projected a 13 percent wheat production record. Analysts said the recent rains could increase from last year to 30.6 MMT. If increase yield potential by 20 percent and realized, it would be the fourth largest crop help boost production in the western region on record and the biggest since 1991/92 by 25 percent over last year. Australian when Canada harvested 31.9 MMT. Cool yields still depend on good weather during temperatures in July and early August the approaching spring and early summer protected the crop during its vulnerable before harvest. growth stages and warmer temperatures in Argentina mid-August accelerated crop development. Argentine wheat production has faced Both better yield and greater harvested area several significant challenges the last will contribute to the increased output. few years. Government policies limiting European Union exports reduced economic opportunities In spite of a long winter and an unusually and prompted farmers to grow crops with hot summer, European Union (EU) analysts a more predictable profit. However, a report lower than expected crop damage seemingly farmer-friendly revision in the and an improved production outlook. country’s agricultural regulations encourHarvest data is limited to date but analyst aged farmers to plant more wheat this year. Strategie Grains increased its EU producThe Rosario Grains Exchange projects a tion forecast this month to 142.4 MMT, a 20 percent increase in planted area to 9.5 7 percent increase from last year and the million acres (3.8 million hectares). Plantlargest total since 2008/09, if realized. The ing concluded at the end of July with much extreme weather left some regional variaimproved soil moisture compared to the tions in quality, including lower protein previous year. USDA projects a 20 percent wheat in some areas, but overall quality increase in Argentina’s total wheat producshould meet average standards. Harvest is tion to 12.0 MMT. Although an increase almost complete in France, the EU’s largfrom 2012/13, it would still fall below est wheat producer, where analyst Agritel the five-year average of 13.1 MMT. As in estimates a harvest of 37.0 MMT will be Australia, the crop still has a long way to up 4 percent from last year and the largest go to meet these expectations. in nine years. Production is also higher in Overall, at this early stage in the marketGermany, where the Farm Cooperatives ing year, it is unknown how overall supply Association forecasts a 9 percent harvest increase to 24.4 MMT. factors will turn out and influence the wheat Black Sea market. USW representatives around the The Black Sea production rollercoaster world stand ready to discuss market issues will likely swing higher this year after and opportunities for U.S. wheat customers.


Recipe Patch by Geri

Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground Tone’s® Ground Cinnamon 1 cup canned pumpkin 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips In a bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.

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Cheddar Apple Pizza

Pastry for a single-crust pie (9 inches) 4 large tart Apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, shredded part-skim mozzarella or shredded Swiss cheese 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons cold butter Roll pastry to fit a greased 12-in. pizza pan; flute edges. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Arrange apples in a single layer in a circular pattern to completely cover pastry. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle over cheese. Cut butter into small pieces and dot top of pizza. Bake for 20 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Cut into wedges; serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Steak & Beer Chili

1 boneless chuck steak (1 pound), cubed 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 pound uncooked bratwurst links, sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained 2 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or 1-1/2 cups beef broth 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Daisy Brand® Sour Cream, optional In a Dutch oven, brown steak in 1 tablespoon oil. Remove and keep warm. Add the bratwurst, onion and remaining oil to the pan; cook and stir over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Return steak to the pan. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, beer, corn, pizza sauce, chili powder, cumin and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 10 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

12 thick-sliced bacon strips (about 1 pound) 12 wooden skewers (12 inches) 6 ounces white candy coating, chopped 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon shortening Optional toppings: chopped dried apple chips, apricots and crystallized ginger, finely chopped pecans and pistachios, toasted coconut, kosher salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and coarsely ground black pepper Thread each bacon strip onto a wooden skewer. Place on a rack in a large baking pan. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Combine chocolate chips and shortening; melt in a microwave and stir until smooth. With pastry brushes, coat bacon on both sides with melted coatings. Top each strip as desired. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.

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Brown patch active in tall fescue

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture Brown patches are appearing in my lawn. What is happening? Several factors may cause brown patches including disease, improper fertilization, chemical injury, mower problems, dog or insect injury, localized dry spots, poor soil drainage, excessive thatch, competition from other plants, buried objects, high temperatures, and other environmental stresses. All of the possible causes of brown areas in a tall fescue lawn should be considered carefully. Also, a disease called brown patch is now active in areas of tall fescue lawns. How do you manage it? Brown patch is a disease caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, which is very common in our soils. Humid weather combined with daytime highs above 82 degrees F and nighttime lows above 60 degrees F create conditions that favor disease activity. When high temperatures become stressful for tall fescue, the brown patch fungus infects the leaves of the grass and causes spots on the leaf blades. These leaf spots in tall fescue are very characteristic. The irregular spots on the leaves are olive-green when fresh, or tan when dried, surrounded by a thin dark brown border. These spots can be readily distinguished from stresses due to other causes, which often result in a yellowing and dieback beginning at the leaf tip. The thin, brown border will still show the outline on an old spot even though the entire leaf may have been killed. Areas in the lawn affected by brown patch develop as a jagged circle, varying in size from 6 inches to 5 feet or more. The affected area may lose the circular appearance and become irregular in shape as the disease progresses. In an established lawn, fungicide sprays are not recommended to control brown patch. Cultural practices will usually do a great deal to reduce the disease. Even if an outbreak of brown patch occurs, crowns and roots of established plants usually survive, and the infected brown areas of turf begin to recover when cooler weather arrives. An established, well-managed lawn will usually recover from brown patch without fungicide applications. Fungicide applications by a professional to control brown patch may be considered if the lawn was newly seeded and established last fall or spring. Cultural practices can be used to manage brown patch. Research at the University of Kentucky and elsewhere has shown that the brown patch disease in tall fescue is worse when high levels of nitrogen fertilizer, especially during spring and summer, have been applied. It is best to apply fertilizer to tall fescue in fall and early winter rather than spring or summer. Fall fertilization increases overall root growth and reduces the susceptibility of the grass to brown patch, as well as several other diseases. Nitrogen fertilization, including slow release forms, does not cure summertime outbreaks of brown patch; it will actually make the disease worse. Research has also shown that raising the mowing height above 2 to 3 inches intensifies the disease. A taller mowing height reduces air circulation among the leaf blades. Poor air circulation leads to conditions that are favorable for greater fungal growth and disease spread during humid weather. Mow regularly to promote air circulation and rapid drying of the turf, making the lawn environment less favorable for fungal growth. To avoid stressing the grass, mow often enough so that no more than one-third to one-half of the leaf length is removed at any one mowing. Make sure the mower blade is sharp. A dull blade shreds the leaves, creating an ideal site for infection. If the lawn is irrigated, it should be done in the early morning so that the leaves dry off quickly. This also washes off the dew, which is rich in nutrients favorable for fungal growth. Irrigating in the late afternoon or evening allows the grass leaves to be wet from the time of watering until several hours past sunrise. This lengthy period of leaf wetness gives the fungus a long period of time to grow and infect more plants. Yes, it may be inconvenient to water in the early morning. However, irrigating turf this way helps reduce brown patch during hot, muggy weather. When irrigation is necessary, wet the soil to a depth of at least 4 inches to promote deep rooting. Check the watering depth by pushing a metal rod or screwdriver into the soil. It will sink easily until it reaches dry soil. Avoid frequent, light waterings. These encourage the grass to develop a shallow root system and frequently provide the surface moisture that the Rizoctonia fungi, which causes brown patch, need to infect the leaves. continued on page a62

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Residents of Custer County have a resource to conduct water monitoring free of charge. Le Anna Johnson is the new coordinator for the Coal Bed Methane Protection Program, working with local conservation districts in southeastern Montana to gather baseline water quality data. Baseline water quality monitoring is important to gain an understanding of their quality and quantity of water. This helps landowners make better decisions for future water use, helps guard water against future potential impacts, and also provide data for future compensation claims. The Coal Bed Methane Protection Program was established by the Coal Bed Methane Protection Act, which was passed by the Montana Legislature in 2001. The Act was set up to help protect landowners’ and water right holders’ water resources by providing a compensation fund that compensates for damages due to coal bed methane impacts. These damages can include loss of water, reduction in water quality, and loss of agricultural production. At present the maximum of $50,000 can be claimed for compensation. Water monitoring that Johnson provides includes nitrate and chloride concentrations, specific conductivity, static water level, flow rate, pH, and tempera-

ture (these field parameters are evaluated in the claims process). There is potential for more detailed testing in the future. Eligible wells include stock, domestic, irrigation, flowing wells, and also springs. Johnson has been working with water monitoring for more than three years. She has conducted water monitoring with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology and has done water analysis with Energy Laboratories in the aquatic toxicity department. Her work experience gave her an extensive understanding of water sampling and analysis procedures. Johnson is also an Army veteran that proudly served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Johnson works to maintain good relationships with landowners and knows the meaning of respect towards private property. She wants to protect producer’s way of life by providing landowners the tools and information to help preserve and safeguard their resources. If you are interested in receiving an application and the rules regarding compensation, or would like to learn more about sampling your well please contact Johnson or the Custer County Conservation District. Contact Johnson at (406) 850-3431 or cbmwater@gmail.com. Contact the Custer County Conservation District at (406) 232-7905 Ext. 103.

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Brown patch active in tall fescue continued from page a61

When seeding or renovating a lawn, avoid using excessive seeding rates since overcrowding can aggravate an outbreak of brown patch. In establishing a new lawn, only apply 6 pounds of tall fescue seed per 1000 square feet. The combination of a high mowing height with high nitrogen fertility during the summer and frequent irrigation usually leads to serious problems with brown patch. For more information about managing brown patch, contact the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service (270) 685-8480. ##### In a poll conducted by Newsweek in 2007, 41 percent of Americans continued to believe that Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime planned, financed, or carried out the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. The majority of people polled did not know most of the 9/11 hijackers hailed from Saudi Arabia; 20 percent thought the hijackers were Iraqi. ##### Smoking cigarettes nearly doubles a person’s risk of having a stroke.


Fishtail General Store to expand wholesale food items

Fishtail General Store, a mercantile situated in this small mining and ranching community on the edge of the Beartooth Mountains in south-central Montana, opened in 1900 and has survived through its commitment to the community. Owners Katy and Bill Martin recently took steps to expand the store’s wholesale food product line to diversify and broaden the store’s reach to people beyond Fishtail. Because it is in a rural area, 20 miles southwest of the Stillwater County seat of Columbus, the business serves its community in many ways beyond a store’s usual roles. “Fishtail General Store is a community center, kind of like a chamber of commerce,” said Katy Martin. “It’s a central area for helping people. If there’s a flood, a fire, or if someone needs help, they come here and we try and disseminate whatever assistance is necessary.” Katy and her husband Bill Martin bought the store in 2000 after its previous owners considered selling it and allowing it to be turned into a storage area. “We couldn’t let that happen. It’s too important to the community,” Martin said. As the only all-purpose store in the area, Fishtail General Store has long been a popular stopping place, and is a can’tmiss spot for tourists passing through to hike, hunt, enjoy the natural beauty of the Beartooth mountains and, of course, to fish. The store also has a deli counter which provides fresh baked breads, sandwiches, Mexican food, pizza and pastries. The store sells hunting and fishing gear as well as home-brewing equipment. Its merchandise appeals to a wide variety of customers. The latest move the store has made to reach a broader customer base is providing the wholesale food products the store makes on site to other businesses. Fans of the Fishtail General Store can support the business when they are not in Fishtail by enjoying Fishtail General Store breakfast sandwiches at the brick-and-mortar Montana owned City Brew locations around the state, as well as at many of City Brew’s coffee kiosks. Vegetarian wraps from the store also will soon be available at City Brew. Martin said the store is hoping to expand its wholesale offerings by producing a new line of bakery items for nearby businesses. However, Fishtail General Store relies most greatly on its regular customers for business, and its adaptability and skill at meeting the community’s needs. The store offers a mini-pharmacy and, considering its size and diverse product categories, an impressive array of grocery items. The store has also dramatically changed its hours of operation at the request of the many miners who live near Fishtail and pass through on their way to work at the nearby Stillwater Mine. Because Fishtail General Store is the only establishment in the area that provides food in the early morning, the store is now open from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The later closing time is more convenient for Fishtail and surrounding area residents who often commute to work and arrive home late. Fishtail General Store continuously strives to support the community by carrying a plethora of made in Montana items. “If it’s a quality product and made in Montana, I want it,” said Martin. The store still looks the way Katy and Bill imagine it did when it was built in the early 1900’s. “We wanted to get it back to the way it was then,” said Martin. “When we bought the store, it was around a time when everyone seemed to want to move into the future but we wanted to move back to the past, so we brought back the wood floors and ladders, got wooden signs that looked old-fashioned, and removed the metal shelving and siding that made it look modern. And a lot of that, our signs, our marketing, is thanks to the Food and Ag Development Center at Beartooth Resource Conservation and Development.” The Food and Agricultural Development Network is a Montana Department of Agriculture program that provides help and resources to value-added food and agricultural businesses in Montana. “Beartooth RC&D, with its Food and Ag Center, is the first organization I’ve ever worked with that showed they really cared -- and they do really, really care,” added Martin. “And it’s not like they care because they have to give this money away, or to save their job. I always got the feeling that they were doing this to help us 100 percent.” More information about Fishtail General Store can be found on their website and Facebook page by searching “Fishtail General Store MT.” The Food and Agricultural Development Network is a resource for Montana businesses that add value to the state’s continued on page a66

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Used Bobcat 435 ZHS excavator......... $29,900 Bobcat 533 skid steer............................. $4900

Hoven Equipment

John Deere 325 skid steer with bucket............. . ....................................................... $25,900

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New Lee Manufacturing

280 MFWD

Belt Buckles

3-point, PTO, 280 engine hp.

Are Here 500 & 1000 gallon fuel tanks COMING SOON

New Augers – IN STOCK 10x70 13x70 13x85 USED AUGERS

Farm King 8x36 with mover.....................$9150 Farm King 10x31 auger...........................$3499 Farm King 10x80 swing hopper............$10,900 Farm King 13x70 swing hopper. Like new.......... ..........................................................$15,900 Farm King 13x70 auger with mover......$10,900 Westfield 13x70 swing auger...................$9900 Westfield MK 10x70 swing hopper..........$5500 Brandt 8x35, bin sweep, 25-hp engine.....$6500

New Round John Deere Wobble Boxes

For combines & swathers

$1479

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

New Holland 1032 pull type balewagon..$6900

NEW Demco

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

IN STOCK

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

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

COMING IN

Versatile 450 tractor. New Holland SD440 air seeder, 57-ft., 12” spacing. Bourgault 5925 52-ft. disc drill with 6280 leading tank. Premier M150 with 16-ft. header.$86,900 MacDon M205 40-ft. draper header.$151,800 New Holland 664 round baler. Case IH 8590 baler. Bobcat 743 diesel skid steer. GT 8x41 belt drive PTO auger. Westfield 7x31 auger, 16 hp. B&S engine.

USED PROCESSORS

1050 bushel grain carts

New

CONSIGNMENTS

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

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

ROUND BALERS

Case IH RBX562 with net/twine.........$18,900 New Holland BR780A round baler....$13,900 Hesston 856A round balers...............$12,900 Hesston 565A round baler....................$6900 “Our service sets us apart”

SQUARE BALER

Case IH LBX432 3x4 square baler with cutter...................................................$73,900 Massey-Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter... $62,900 Hesston 7434 3x4 square baler.........$62,900 Hesston 4755 3x3 square baler.........$25,900 John Deere 348 14x18 square baler..$15,900

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New

New

Loadout Augers with movers

NEW Massey Ferguson® 8600 Series Tractors

Hammer Post Pounder

Tons of power, comfort and efficiency. Not an ounce of quit. The new Tier 4i Massey Ferguson Series tractors are the most advanced row crop tractors in existence.

Loader mover assembly Specials – Call for Details

• 40” drop hammer design • One-man grapple option available • Full stroke achieved with every cycle

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NEW Massey Ferguson® 7600 Series Tractors

More Power. More Choices. More performance.

110 - 195 hp

• Expanded power to handle the toughest job – the new 8690 is the largest row crop tractor ever produced by Massey Ferguson. • The most productive transmission in its class. • Second generation Selective Cataylic Reduction (SCR) system – providing best-in class emissions technology and maximized fuel efficiency. • The largest cab in the industry.

205 - 290 PTO hp

7615 & 8650 – IN STOCK

New

Massey Ferguson Hesston 2170 Big Square Baler

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

USED WINDROWERS 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.

NEW Massey Ferguson® GC1705 Tractor CK

IN STO

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

USED SPRAYERS

Case IH 8370 hydro-swing...................... $7900 John Deere R450 rotary disc............... $89,000 John Deere 945 rotary disc MoCo....... $12,900 John Deere 945 14-ft. rotary disc MoCo........... . ....................................................... $13,900 John Deere 930 10-ft. pull type rotary disc mower.................................................. $4900

USED COMBINES

Gleaner Super 77 with chopper & chaff spreader, auto-steer...................................... $199,900 Gleaner R72........................................ $39,000 Gleaner N6 combine.............................. $9900

Ag Shield 100-ft., 1500 gallon........... $89,900 USED HEADERS Melroe 4450 Spra-Coupe, 80-ft. booms, 400 gallon tank...................................... $69,900 1996 MacDon 920 14-ft. hay header..$14,000 3-Gleaner 15-ft. N-series pickup headers with Victory 7 or 8 belt attachment. Each.$5900 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.................$799

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

USED AIR DRILL

MacDon 9352 windrower, 14-ft. 922 sickle header.............................................. $45,900 MacDon 9300 windrower with 960 30-ft. header, pickup reel........................................ $39,000 MacDon 7000 windrower..........JUST TRADED Hesston 8110S windrower with 14-ft. & 25-ft. header.............................................. $34,900 International 5000 windrower with 25-ft. draper header................................................. $9900 New Holland 1431 13-ft. disc mower...... $9900 Hesston 1170 pull-type hydro swing....... $8900

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

USED TRACTORS & CRAWLERS

2-Challenger 575B tractors, no loaders. Each... . ...................................................... $104,900 New Holland TC330 compact tractor with belly mower................................................ $13,900 International 1466 2WD tractor with loader....... . ........................................................ $10,000 Case 310 tractor with loader..................... $2500 Cat D4 crawler with dozer......................... $6900

USED MISCELLANEOUS

Challenger BA4 3x4 bale acumulator....$6900 2009 Bourgault 3310 PHD 55-ft. air drill, 12” Degelman 12HD dozer...........................$4500 spacing, single shoot, L6450 tow between WW 2-horse bumper pull horse trailer....$2900 tank, 3-tank metering.....................$190,000 1-4-drill hitch for JD 9350, 10-ft. drills.

USED BACKHOE

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

USED TILLAGE

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

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Professor recognized for Extension excellence

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HAY FOR SALE Alfalfa hay, net wrap, no rain. RFV 181 to 231. Protein 21.8 to 23.8. 188 round bales. Grass/alfalfa hay, net wrap, 80 round bales. Phone (406) 278-3345, Conrad, Montana

NEW HOLLAND 1068 BALEWAGON

460 gas engine, new dual exhaust, new Michelin radial tires, field ready, SN# 1457, 3944 hours. Always stored inside, excellent condition............... $27,500 Call Cory Davis 406-266-3097

Trucks For Sale

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

2000 IHC 4900, Detroit 466, 10 speed, twin screw, 21ft. loadline box, tarp, nice clean truck......... $37,000

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

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

Call 406-855-4465

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

Detailed on Farm Combine inspections Call for Details This program includes:

10% Discount On Service 5% Discount On Parts 50% OFF Hauling Receive a free Hoven Equipment Jacket with purchases over $2000 Call today to schedule!

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New

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

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By Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Named the 2013 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Extension Award winner, David Lalman is the sixth animal science faculty from Oklahoma State University (OSU) to receive this honor since its inception in 1959. “One of the fundamental jobs of ASAS is to ensure that our members are recognized for outstanding achievement. ASAS is excited to recognize Dr. Lalman with the 2013 ASAS Extension Award,” said Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, ASAS CEO. “To receive the Extension Award, a nominee must have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions in animal science Extension.” There is no lack of noteworthy contributions from Lalman in that category. Lalman began his Extension career as an associate state Extension beef nutrition specialist at the University of Missouri from 1991 to 1996 while working to complete the requirements for a Ph.D. After completing his Ph.D., he accepted an Extension beef cattle specialist position at OSU. He has since been promoted from the rank of assistant to full professor with primary Extension duty including developing statewide education programs in beef cattle nutrition and management with emphasis on cow-calf and stocker cattle enterprises. “I’ve always enjoyed the cattle business and helping other people,” Lalman said. “My split appointment in Extension and research makes it possible for my Extension questions to become my research opportunities and for my research results to become my Extension programs.” Lalman’s programs have generated nearly $2 million in extramural funding and have been awarded more than $250,000 of internal funding. He has published 44 peer reviewed journal articles, 82 abstracts, 70 research progress reports, 83 Extension publications and 61 proceedings articles. “One of Dr. Lalman’s great assets is to be able to identify both long term industry needs and develop high quality, effective programs that are utilized by the industry,” said Chris Richards, OSU Cooperative Extension beef cattle nutrition specialist. “Examples of this include his participation in developing the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network, OSU Master Cattleman Program and developing the OSU Cowculator cow feeding tool.” The OSU Cowculator allows producers to input cow herd information for a stage of production and combine that with forage and supplement feeding opportunities to effectively meet the requirements of the cows. It then summarizes the amount of resources and cost of that production stage. It is the programs and tools like this that set Lalman apart from the rest. He has received 15 awards for his Extension efforts and has mentored nine master’s students, five Ph.D. students and served on 36 other graduate student committees. “Without a doubt, contributions from my graduate students, Extension educators, area specialists and faculty colleagues are largely responsible for any success that I have enjoyed,” Lalman said.

Fishtail General Store to expand wholesale food items continued from page a63

agricultural products, ranging from food to renewable energy. The Food and Agricultural Development Centers can help in a number of ways, including with product development and manufacturing, food processing, licensing and regulatory compliance, financing, business planning, and marketing. Most services are available free-of-charge. To learn more about the Food and Ag Centers and how they can help your business, contact Nancy Matheson at the Montana Department of Agriculture by calling (406) 4442402 or emailing nmatheson@mt.gov. Website: http://agr. mt.gov/agr/Programs/Development/FADC/ ##### Charlie was at his friend Richard’s home for dinner. Richard preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms, calling her Sweetie, Sugar, Honey, Baby and so on throughout the entire evening. When the wife left the dining room to prepare dessert, Charlie couldn’t help but comment on it. “Wow, Rich, this is really something. The affection you show your wife after what, 45 years? The way you keep calling her all those sweet names!” “Oh, Charlie, please don’t say anything,” came the embarrassed reply. “I forgot her name years ago.”


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QUALITY HAY FOR SALE 5x6 round bales of alfalfa, grass/alfalfa mix and hay barley. Located in Central Montana.

Call (406) 538-5280

WALLY’S OVER DOOR CO. BLACK EAGLE, MT

WAYNE PETRINI KRISTINE HABEL

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

PO Box 100 • 2624 16th Street NE • Black Eagle, MT 59414

Balewagons & Retrievers New Holland 1095, self-propelled....................................... CALL New Holland 1085 balewagon with MilStak bale clamp. Will pickup 12- 3x3 or 8- 3x4 bales.................................................$54,000 New Holland 1069 gas, rebuilt, sharp, clean....................... CALL New Holland 1069 balewagon,Cummins diesel engine...$50,000 New Holland 1069 balewagon, diesel engine..................$49,500 New Holland 1068 gas.....................................................$34,000 2-New Holland 1063 pull-type, 160 bale capacity. Nice................ . ................................................................. $18,500 to $20,500 New Holland Super 1049 self-propelled balewagon........$28,000 4-New Holland Super 1049 balewagons...... $12,000 to $28,000 2-New Holland 1047 balewagons....................... $5500 to $7500 2-New Holland 1037 balewagons, rebuilt...... $18,000 to $25,000

New Holland 1033 balewagon, like new..........................$12,500 New Holland 1033 balewagons, rebuilt............................$10,500 New Holland 1032...............................................................$8500 New Holland 1052 retriever bed.......................................... CALL

Haying Equipment

New Holland HW320 swather with 30-ft. Honey Bee double swath header and almost new HS 16-ft. hay header. 1800 hours....... . ....................................................................................$54,000 WILL CONSIDER SPLITTING HEADERS 2002 New Holland HW300 swather with New Holland series 2324 14-ft. header.................................................................$28,500 Hesston 4755 3x3 square baler.......................................$28,000 Hesston 4590 14x18 square baler with hyd. tension........$10,500 2000 Case IH 8545 (same as Hesston 4590) inline square baler. Very Sharp....................................................................$16,500 New Holland 450 3 point sickle mower...............................$1500

Consignments

Case IH 2090 2WD tractor with loader, 3-pt......................$16,500 New Holland 1051 retriever on 1974 GMC truck................$7500 Hesston 4590 14x18 square baler with Farmhand accumulator... . ....................................................................................$12,000 International 10-ft. end wheel drill, GSA 6” , single disc.......$750 John Deere 3 bottom trail plow..............................................$300 International 3 bottom rollover plow....................................$1050 30-ft. grain auger with motor..................................................$300

Used and New parts available for ALL models of New Holland balewagons

Sod Buster Sales Inc. Farm Equipment Finding Service 505 Gingras Springs Rd, Polson, MT 59860

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BeefTalk: New ventures come with unprotected risk By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Perhaps one is somewhat handicapped in the beef business without a marketing background. Marketing information is continuous and certainly needed. There are processes that allow producers to cover market risk and, given the center’s recent $300 losses in feeding cattle, one comes to appreciate those risk processes. However, there is more to the cattle business than minimizing risk. In general, many production decisions are made based on available fiscal tools that allow producers to stay in business. The other day, while driving down the road, the distinct aroma of fresh-cut silage was in the air. It was very early in the season to be cutting silage. Howe v e r, a f t e r scanning the countryside, the evidence of a massive hailstorm was quite obvious. There was nothing left of the bountiful crop. I hope crop insurance will assist the affected producers, but a hail payment is never the same as the opportunity to market a crop. There is the challenge of staying within risk protection programs. Meanwhile, departing ways and entering the unknown generally is considered foolish. The end result is a fairly narrow concept of production agriculture, with many producers not choosing high-risk ventures. It makes sense. However, this also leads to a lack of diversity and, perhaps, a dragging effect on change. Profit moves private industry, and those enterprises that are profitable surface as production models. Once enough data is available, these enterprises are covered by those who deal in risk management. What does this have to do with beef? The Dickinson Research Extension Center, in contrast to private production, will take risks to evaluate options producers may not feel comfortable trying. Research seeks answers that innovators can implement. The Extension Service combines research results and feedback from innovators for the furthering of knowledge to the larger masses of producers. Academics supply those pieces of knowledge obtained through research and Extension to build lives, sustain families and motivate futuristic thinking. The center is seeking answers about grass-based systems for the production of beef. Can grass-based beef production survive? Are grass-based beef production systems, natural beef production and grain-fed beef antagonistic or symbiotic to each other? Do beef systems need to be ideologically pure or a mix of common sense? Does what a calf eats at 5 months during the brief transitional weaning period really impact the final product at harvest? From birth, steer calves are on a one-way trip, and logic, as well as research, would indicate that their end point at harvest is dependent on genetics and management. The end product is turned over to consumers

for home consumption, large-scale buffet operations, schools and other mass eateries, fast- and slow-food restaurants and more. Regardless of the product purchased, those preparing the food will range from kids just getting home from school to master chefs fully trained in the culinary arts. We all have had eating experiences that have ranged from great or simply filled the tank to those we walked away from vowing never to come back. Should one just smile when asked to supply a uniform product to the consumer? Sorry, I’m getting off track. New models in beef production certainly can entertain the concept of grass production. The center knows that days on feed in the feedlot will decrease with older yearlings coming off grass. Likewise, annual forage or any other type of forage that has better nutritional qualities late in the grazing season will decrease further the days on feed in the feedlot and may help improve the quality grade. The real issue is receiving at least adequate compensation from the market for the chosen sector for which a producer would like to produce. Also, market flexibility needs to be maintained to offset the limited risk management that is available for newer, higher-risk endeavors. As an industry, the sooner a heavy, lean carcass hangs on the rail, the more likely that the dollars invested are going to be greater than the dollars expended in the traditional concept of beef production. Lowering front-end production costs certainly will need to be undertaken to offset the costs added by delayed marketing. That is particularly true if the harvested carcasses are competing in the same markets with traditional or commodity beef. Demand also can increase value. However, both scenarios probably will work. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact Ringwall at 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, or go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/columns/beeftalk/. ##### An elderly woman tells her husband that she wants to learn to play the piano now that she’s retired. That weekend, the husband takes her to a piano store. “Goodness,” the woman complains. “These pianos are awfully expensive.” “Don’t worry,” replies her husband. “We’ll pay for it by selling my hearing aid.” Confused, the woman asks, “But don’t you need your hearing aid?” Smiling, her husband tells her, “Not once you start learning the piano!” ##### If retirement isn’t boring, why do I keep dozing off?


3V Distributing, Conrad ......................................B19 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .......................A38 Action Toys, Billings ............................................A58 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman ........................................................B23 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls ..B11, B12, B13 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls .................A26 Ag Wise, Kremlin ................................................A60 AgraSyst Dealers...............................A20, A52, C66 A-J’s Swathing, LLC ...........................................C46 American Manufacturing, Hogeland ...................A33 American Pipe, Cut Bank ...................................A33 Automotive Machine Inc., Great Falls .................C45 B & B Ag Supply, Inc, Broadview ........................C16 Baer Claw Welding, Fort Shaw .............................B8 Basin Seed, LLC, Standford .................................C7 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown .......................C18 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank ......................................B4 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby .................................A47 Benefis Healthcare Foundation, Great Falls .......A59 Big Equipment Co., Havre ..................................C53 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad ...................... A54, A55 Big Sky Hydraulics, Great Falls ..........................A44 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn........C11 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby .............C26, C56 Bouma Post Yards, Choteau .................................B6 Brandt Agricultural Products LTD........................A22 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank ..........................................A47 Buckley Auction ..................................................A10 Charles Moore, Inc. Miles City ............................A39 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls ... A28, C41 Case IH Dealers .................................................C63 CFM Industries, LLC, Choteau ...........................C52 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula.............................C55 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..........................C46 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks ...........A24 City Motor Co., Great Falls .................................A35 Clearwater Montana Properties, Trampus Corder, Fort Benton ............................................................C20 Clearview Seed, Denton .....................................C67 Courtesy Ford, Conrad .......................................B25 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston .........................A62 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber ..............................................................A2 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank .....................................C49 Dave’s Repair LLC, Charlo ...................................C4 Denny’s Service & Repair, Black Eagle ..............C67 DeVoe’s, Valier ....................................................C44 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby ..................................B24 Diesel Power Parts & Machine, East Missoula ......... .............................................................. A20, B26 Dietz Auto & Truck Salvage, Billings ...................C45 Dirkes’, Fairfield & Choteau ..................................C1 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman...............A40

Index

Dry Fork Ag, Ledger ...........................................A45 Durnell Fencing, Valier ........................................C52 Eagle Equipment, Belgrade ................................A34 Eddy Bauer, Wolf Point .......................................B22 Enduraplas, Neche ND .......................................C32 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls..... A56, A57 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish .....................B10 FEI, Valley City ND .............................................C58 First State Bank, Shelby .....................................C66 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton ........... A48, C62 Flaman Rentals ..................................................C65 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power .................. A44, A52 Fort Benton Realty, Fort Benton .........................C51 Fosse Insurance Agency, Great Falls .................C50 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness .................................B17 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls ........... .....................................A11, A29, A51, C40, C57 Frontline Ag Dillon (formerly Dillon Imp), Dillon ..C21 Frontline Ag, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon ..... .............................................C27, C28, C29, C33 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad ................A62 Gerber’s, Great Falls.................................. A30, C34 Get ‘Er Done, Brady ..................................... B4, C64 GL Appraisal & Brokerage, Glenn Larson, Opheim .. .......................................................................C34 Glasgow Implement, Glasgow ............................B27 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy .....................C37 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier ............C47 Grossenburg Equipment, Winner, Pierre, Philip SD, Wayne, Bloomfield, Harrington, Laurel NE .....C39 H & H Spreading, Conrad ...................................A48 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin .................C32 Hefty Seed Co., Great Falls ................................C49 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena ..........C2 Henke Enterprises, Chester ..............................C41 Highline Communications, Cut Bank ..................C54 Hi-Hog Equipment ..............................................C42 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls ....A64, A65, A66 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank .................B5 I-State Truck Center, Missoula ............................C13 ITB (Intercontinental Truck Body), Conrad ..........C33 J & M Trailer Sales, Laurel ..................................B16 J.A.R.R., Choteau ...............................................C56 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook .................. B8, B18 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte .........................C8 K.R. Rauch Company, Billings ............................A27 Krogmann Mfg. ...................................................A17 Lewis Cattle Oiler Co, Russ Baker......................C12

Lewistown Honda, Lewistown.............................C51 LM Machinery, Missoula .....................................A14 Lost Valley Fence, Fairfield .................................C20 M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND .............C44 M & W Machine, Three Forks ...............................B8 Martin Industrial, Missoula..................................C48 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls ...............C38 Midland Implement , Billings ...............................C54 Milk River Co-op, Big Sandy, Chinook, Havre, Malta, Rudyard, Turner ................................................B6 MK Industries, Conrad ........................................C51 Montana Metal Fabrications, Inc, Great Falls .....B14 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek .......................C56 Montana Post Frame, Townsend .........................C16 Montana Quality Structures, Stevensville .............B1 Montana Seed & Grain, Billings..........................C22 Montana Seed Trade Association .......................C62 Montana Shed Center, Great Falls .......................C5 Moodie Implement, Havre, Lewistown, Great Falls, Livingston, Belgrade......................A41, A42, A43 Motor Power, Great Falls ....................................A36 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade ..........................C19 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville ........B24 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup ............A37 MW Mobile Welding & Repair, Vaughn ...............A25 Nardinger Irrigation, Great Falls .........................C12 Neal Law, P.C., Conrad .......................................A59 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade ....................C23 New Homes of the Future, Billings .....................A58 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank ................................C3 Northern Ford, Cut Bank ....................................C15 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls ...............C18, C52 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point ..............C51 Northwest Plastics, Libby ...................................A24 Pacific Recycling, Great Falls .............................A35 Parsons Farm & Ranch Realty, Lewistown .........A22 Patty Seaman Homes, Kalispell .........................A59 PD Feeders, LLC, Arvada, CO ...........................C36 Performance Ag Services, Conrad .....................A21 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton .................C1 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree .......................A3 Premier Real Estate Professionals, Inc., Kalispell .... .......................................................................B22 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula ..........A19 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad ................. A58, C48 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser ..................A62 Rainbow Irrigation & Equipment, Chinook ..........B21 RDO Equipment, Billings ....................................C42

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Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell ..................C6 Rock Bottom Fencing, Chinook ............................A6 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River ...............................C44 Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond .C37 Scenic City Trailer Sales, Belgrade .....................C11 SeedMaster ........................................................A28 Semi Trailer Sales & Leasing, Sidney .................C46 Seubert Insurance, Chester, Shelby ...................C31 Shop Specialties, Ronan ....................................C55 Shortline Ag, Inc, Scobey ...................................C68 So-Lo Air, Valier ..................................................C13 Sod Buster Sales, Polson .......................... A22, A68 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..............C26 Steel Etc, Great Falls ...........................................B7 Steinhatchee, Lance Nelson, Stevensville..........C58 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon ............................C4 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad .............B18 Sunrise Equipment, Sidney ................................C61 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls ............. A40, C3 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester .......................B25 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby ..................................A47 The Repair Shop, Choteau .................................C18 The Truck Shop of Billings ..................................A63 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester ...................................A32 Tilleman Motor Company, Havre ........................C35 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange.....................................C64 Tomsheck Ag LLC, Oilmont ....................... A23, C30 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Denton, Billings ..........................C7, C8, C9, C10 Townsend Seeds, Inc, Townsend ........................C50 Transport Equipment, Missoula ..........................A38 Treasure State Irrigation, Kalispell ......................C10 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield ............................A49 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker..........................A62 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton ............... A12, C60 Tri-County Implement, Sidney.............................B15 Triple T Farm Services LLC, Laurel ....................B14 Triple T Sales, Chinook .......................................A53 Triple W Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan C17 Van Motors, Conrad ............................................C43 Vaughn Truck, Havre .................................. B14, B20 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester ................ A32, A67 Wally’s Over Door Co., Great Falls .....................A68 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad...............................B26 West Plains Implement, Beach, Dickinson, Bowman, Hettinger...........................................................B9 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula ..........A19 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger ........................A62 Wild Horse Seed, Havre .....................................A46 Wilray Manufacturing, Fort Benton .....................A61 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .......................C31 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade, Ronan ..........C14 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow .................................... B2, B3 Zomer Truck, Conrad .................................C24, C25


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New Holland Equipment

New Holland Windrowers

New Holland BR7090 Round Balers

New Holland Tractors New Holland Combines New Holland Guardian Sprayer

New Holland Air Drills

New Holland P2050

New Holland T9000 Series Tractors

New Holland Suspended Sprayers

New Holland P2060 60 & 70-ft. folding drill

Zerbe Bros. USED SPRAYERS

406-228-4311

USED COMBINES

2000 Flexi-Coil 67 90-ft. suspended boom, windscreens, 320/85R38 tires, with Flexi-Control auto rate, 3 ball valves, 1000 gallon. #USF177............ ................................................................$22,000 2000 Flexi-Coil System 67XL 100-ft., 1500 gallon, wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, FlexControl Auto Rate, windscreens, double nozzles, rinse tank. #USF153................................................$17,500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139................................................$17,500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, Flexi-Control monitor. #USF151................................................$14,500 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 120-ft., 1500 gallon, non auto rate. #USF173............................................$6500 1995 Flexi-Coil System 65 80-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens, 3-switch controller. #USF171....................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft., 1000 gallon tank, 3-switch controller. #USF171..............................................$5000 1996 Brandt QF2500 100-ft. wheel boom, twin tank, twin boom, with Auto Rate, 18.4x26 tires, foam marker, Ace hydraulic & PTO pump. #USBT12... . ..............................................................$10,900

2007 New Holland CR-9070 1383 separator hours, 20.8R42 duals, straw chopper, moisture/yield, dual speed rotor, 400 hp diesel, 330 bushel grain tank, deluxe mirrors. #UCNH69...................... JUST IN 2000 New Holland TR99, Honeybee 994 36-ft. header, 2100 separator hours. #UCNH41..CALL 1998 New Holland TR98 2300 separator hours, SP 36-ft. Honey Bee. #UCNH57.................. JUST IN 1994 New Holland TR97 2100 hours with MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, 30.5x32 tires, straw chopper & chaff spreader. #UCNH37.....$60,000 1993 New Holland TR96 combine with twin rotor, SN 554419, 3109 engine hours, well maintained, annual service repairs, 30-ft. 971 auger head. #UCNH28................................................$36,500 1981 New Holland TR85 2200 separator hours, 24-ft. header. #UCNH58...................................$12,500

Glasgow, Montana USED AIR DRILLS

2008 New Holland SD550 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, 41/2” steel packers, SC430 tow between cart, variable rate................ Just in 2008 New Holland SD550 70-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, single shoot, 4” rubber packers, SC430 tow between cart, variable rate................ Just in

Bourgault 5710 59-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, mid row coulters, 5350 tow between tank with 8” auger, Eagle Beak points with anhydrous setup. #UDB006................................................$79,000 2012 New Holland P2050 58-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, P1060 tow between cart, variable rate, Dutch side-band openers................ Just in 2006 New Holland SD440 58-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, 550 lb. trips, 41/2” steel packers, single shoot, basic blockage, stealth with 4” spread tips, SC430 tow between cart, DuAl fan, variable drive, 42” dual tires.......................................................... Just in

1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 5.5” rubber, 550# trips, single shoot with tow between Flexi-Coil 3450 variable rate tank. #UDF216....... . ..............................................................$63,000 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft. air drill, 71/4” spacing, 3” rubber packers with stealth bodies. #UDF230..... .................................................................. CALL 1998 John Deere 1820 40-ft air drill, 10” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, double shoot, 787 tow behind cart.......................................................... Just in 2006 New Holland SD440A 39-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, stealths, 41/2” steel packers, SC430 tow between cart, mechanical drive, 30.5x32 tires.......................................................... Just in 1995 Concord 3612 air drill, 12” spacing, ext. cushion shanks, single shoot, Farmland boots, 2400 tow between cart, diesel fan drive.................$29,000

USED HEADERS 2009 New Holland / Honey Bee 4255 Grain Belt PLUS 42-ft. flex draper header, UII plastic finger reel, hydraulic fore and aft, hydraulic tilt, gauge wheels, transport trailer, fits John Deere 70 series combine. #UHHB02................................... CALL New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header, fits TR series. #UCNH59...................................................$8500 1998 New Holland 973 30-ft. flex header. #UCNH64...............................................$12,000 Massey-Ferguson pickup header, 13-ft., fits 510, 750 and 760. #UHMF61......................................$500

2005 New Holland 74C 30-ft. flex auger header, poly cutter bar with pickup reels. #UCNH53...$25,000

2004 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow between air cart, variable rate drive, dual fan, 23.1x26 R3 tires. #UDF226.. ...............................................................$26,500

Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

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

1950

63 Years

2013

Glasgow, MT


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CONSIGNMENTS

1982 Cat 215 excavator/backhoe, 36” bucket, 20-ft. digging depth..........................................$15,000 Ford 9N tractor, new tires, new paint, 3-pt. hitch, 540 PTO, very nice............................................$3900

1989 New Holland 276 4WD tractor, 3-point both ends, PTO both ends, loader and grapple fork, 4626 hours..............................................$24,000 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 550# trips, double shoot, 4” rubber packers, stealth openers with 3450 tow between cart, mechanical drive, 30.5x32 tires..................................$59,000

Flexi-Coil 5000 33-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packers, stealth boots and Goose shooter tubes, double shoot, 1615 tow between cart.....$29,500 2-Lilliston 2050 disc drills, 7” spacing with fertilizers and 2-drill hitch. Each................................$2000 2-Melroe 201 & 204 10-ft. drills, 7” spacing, 2-drill hitch with fertilizer. Each............................$1000 2004 Flexi-Coil 67XL 124-ft. wheel boom, windscreens, walking beam axles, Auto Rate.$18,000 2003 Flexi-Coil 100-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, auto rate, windscreens, dual bodies. SN 113271..............................................$15,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, dual nozzles, windscreens.............$14,500 2000 Brandt QF1500 80-ft. wheel boom sprayer, 1000 gallon tank, 3-switch control, hydraulic drive pump..........................................................$6000 Wil-Rich 47-ft. tool bar, 5 section, 7 Flexi-Coil harrows, McKay knock-on sweeps........................$17,500 International 140 48” roll over plow, 16” bottoms, 3-pt. mount.........................................................$3500 Vermeer 605K round baler, twine tie, 540 PTO.$7500 2000 Vermeer 605L round baler, 540 PTO drive with gathering wheels, nice shape....................$7500 Vermeer 605L round baler, twine & net wrap, gathering wheels..................................................$5500

USED SKID STEER

1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2530 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 390 hours on new engine.............. . ..............................................................$49,500 1992 Gleaner R72 combine, 2277 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 30-ft. header and trailer.....$45,000 1979 Allis-Chalmers N5 combine, 24.5x32 tires with 27-ft. header, batt reel................................$7500 1978 John Deere 7700 combine, diesel engine, 3631 hours with 224 head, non hydro.................$8500 2005 Case IH 2042 36-ft. draper header with Case IH adapter...............................................$29,000 Gleaner 13-ft. pickup header with Melroe attachment...........................................................$1500 Brandt 1515 belt transfer auger, 15” with new 15 hp Kohler engine.............................................$6900 Bearcat 1260 grinder mixer, bale feeder, 1000 PTO, nice............................................................$4000 2000 Haybuster 2620 bale processor, left hand discharge, 1000 PTO drive........................$6000

Miskin 2-yard scraper.....................................$5500 1996 Concord 4412 air drill, 3 rank, 12” spacing, ext. cushion shanks, disc levelers, 650x15 heavy duty packers, Farmland boots, 2300 tow behind cart, hydraulic fan, 7” auger............................$46,000

2010 New Holland L175 skid steer, 450 hours, 2000# lift, cab with heat, 2 speed hydro, 72” bucket. #USNH28...............................................$37,500

USED TRACTOR

2011 New Holland T9030 4WD, 498 hours, 385 hp engine, 16 speed powershift, 710/70R42 tires, PTO, luxury cab, HID lights, weight package. #UTNH94............................................... JUST IN 1995 Agco 8630 MFD tractor, 140 hp, 3-point hitch, 540/1000 PTO, DuAl loader/bucket/grapple fork, 2800 hours..............................................$36,000

2650 Bale Processors

IN S

TOC K

USED ROUND BALERS

Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311 1992 New Holland 660 with Bale Command, standard pickup, 1000 PTO. #UHN108.....................$7500 1994 New Holland 660 auto wrap, 1000 PTO. #UHNH86................................................ $11,900 Hesston 560 with auto tie, 540 PTO. #UHHS51...... . ................................................................$5500 2002 Hesston 856A automatic, twine tie, 4500 bales, wide pickup. #UHHS54.............................. $9500

1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43..................................... $11,500 Vermeer 605M, twine, net wrap, wide pickup, hydraulic bale bicker, 540 PTO. #UHVM40............ $19,000 1998 Vermeer 605L twine & mesh wrap, hydraulic bale kicker. #UHVM31............................. $12,000 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $7500

Glasgow, Montana

Vermeer BPX9000 Bale Processors

AS1220 Plus II – The Largest-Capacity Apache Introducing the Plus II Package IN STOCK

Learn more about the AS1220 Plus II at www.ETsprayers.com/Plus II

Vermeer 605 Super M balers

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

Built for high-volume hay production, it offers the best in modern technology.

The 2013 Apache Sprayers include...

Booms that are structurally rated in excess Torque converted, powershift of 4 g-force Mechanical drive transmission Unique wet system Pivoting front axle and oscillating joint Fill station close to entry Unmatched traction State of the art noise dampening Industry best fuel economy Standard 5-year warranty True 360° visability Raven® & Trimble® Precision Solution factory installed

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana

Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311

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

Glasgow, Montana

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


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

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

##### The national finals of ski joring, a Scandinavian sport in which a horse and rider pull a skier through an obstacle course is held at Red Lodge, Montana in March. ##### Philip Aaberg, of Chester, Montana, pianist and composer performed in the MSU Chamber Music Festival for four years while he was attending high school.

Come see us at Bell Motor Co. for all your new and used car needs.

2013 Chevrolet Suburban LT, OnStar, DVD, Bluetooth, remote start, sunroof, 8500 miles. Tag #13U24..........................$45,995

2013 Chevrolet Impala LTZ, OnStar, XM, Bluetooth, heated leather, remote start, sunroof. Factory Warranty Remaining. Tag #13U37...................$22,995

2013 GMC Terrain, OnStar, XM, Bluetooth, power seat, rear view camera. Tag #13U41.....$26,995

2013 Chevrolet Impala LS, OnStar, XM, Bluetooth, power seat. Factory Warranty Remaining. Tag #13U40...................$17,995

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT extended cab, OnStar, XM, 2010 Chevrolet 1500 LT, crew remote start, tow package, grill cab, OnStar, tow package. Tag guard, bed liner. Tag #14T12A.... #13U22..........................$26,995 ......................................$20,495

2012 Chevrolet 3500 Express 15 passenger van, power windows/ locks, rear air, sliding side door. Tag #13U34...................$26,995

2010 Ford Fusion SE, AM/FM/ CD, power seat, sunroof. Tag #12C15A.......................$14,995

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

2013 Chevrolet Impala LT, OnStar, XM, Bluetooth, remote start, sunroof. Factory Warranty Remaining. Tag #13U38............. ......................................$19,995

2013 Chevrolet Impala LT, OnStar, XM, Bluetooth, remote start, sunroof. Factory Warranty Remaining. Tag #13U39............. ......................................$19,495

2010 Chevrolet 1500 LS, extended cab, XM, OnStar, tow package, local trade. 31,700 miles. Tag #14T03A........................$24,495

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT crew cab, Duramax diesel, AM/ FM/6 CD/XM, power seat, flatbed, tow package. Tag #13T78A. 2001 Ford F150 Lariat crew cab, ......................................$23,995 sunroof, tow package, tonneau cover. Tag #13U44A..........$9995

2007 Cadillac DTS LUX, heated/ cooled front seats, heated rear 2008 Chevrolet Impala LTZ, Onseats, heated steering wheel, Star/XM/Bose, heated leather, remote start. Tag #12U36A......... sunroof. Tag #12B03A....$15,495 ......................................$12,995

2007 Buick Lucerne CX, AM/FM/ CD, power seats, 5 passenger Tag #12U71A.................$12,995

2007 Pontiac G5 Coupe, AM/FM/ CD/XM, rear spoiler, 2.2L 4 cylinder. Tag #9U46A.............$8495

After hours phone numbers:

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

BELL BELL MOTOR MOTOR CO. CO. 1-800-823-2355 (BELL) — 406-873-5515 CUT BANK www.bellmotorco.com

BeefTalk: Grass and beef

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Grass and beef. Or should one say soil and beef because grass is a product of the soil? The ultimate goal of any cattle operation is to maintain or improve soil quality. Seldom would one see a cow-calf operation that does not involve an extensive outlay of land. This combination of having an active living system of cattle, grass and soil is core to our continued existence. Fortunately, a lot is known on how to manage grass, as well as beef. The soil benefits when grass and beef are managed correctly. One also could say that grass and beef benefit when the soil is managed correctly. As any good cook will tell you, a meal is a product of what is available. When the kitchen cupboards are lacking, so is the meal. Maybe it is just a favorite spice, but just the same, one misses the taste, so the goal is to keep the cupboards full. In the beef business, the goal is to grow good grass, which leads to good beef. Soil without grass or grass without beef tends to be disturbing to those who are actively involved in the cattle business. However, the process of grass production probably needs to be expanded, realizing that perennial grass does not grow on all the acreage available. More importantly, annual grass is abundant, and to expand the story further, annual crops are certainly part of this larger plant and beef picture. The point is to keep living plants present as long as the seasonal growing period will allow and always providing for the many organisms we may not notice that are present in the soil. This constant living maze of activity comes to create a better environment that can be utilized by beef cows. The Dickinson Research Extension Center has, for two years, compared keeping March- and April-born steers on grass versus sending the yearling steers to the feedlot in May. In other words, rather than haul the feed to the steers, the steers were left on grass for their second summer of life and then sent to the feedlot. The reason was to prepare the ranch for a shift to May calving and exploring options on how to get some money back once the ranch shortchanged the calf-growing season by 60 days. Even at an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds per day, the center was bracing for a negative impact on a weaning weight of 150 pounds. At $1.50 per pound, that amounts to $225 per calf in estimated reduced revenue. Having said that, the center also is exploring options that involve less grain consumption. As the world changes and there is increased competition for grain, cattle may not be in a great position to bid grain away from other sources. Obviously, these calves could be pushed for higher gains in the backgrounding lots and placed on the market throughout the spring as calves get ready for the feedlot. However, what happens when grain outprices itself relative to the price that consumers are willing to pay for beef? Well, there is grass, but how does grass fit in, or does it fit? Well, the questions far outdistance the answers, and at least for the center, those answers need to be found. For instance, for the past two years, one-third of the steers were placed in the feedlot in early May following a winter feeding protocol of a modest 1 pound or less average daily gain. The other two-thirds were wintered the same. However, one-third spent the summer on perennial grasses, while the other one-third switched from grass to annual summer crops the third week of August. They foraged on a pea-barley mix, followed by standing corn. The grass cattle were moved to the feedlot in mid-November. The bottom line: Thanks to the additional weight, those steers that were kept at home and on forage brought home more revenue to cover costs than did those steers that where shipped in early May. The best group of forage-based steers was the one that was allowed to graze on a field pea-barley mix and standing corn. The next best group was the steers that grazed on perennial forage all summer. The bottom line was a $307-plus advantage for the midAugust grazing group that foraged on the pea-barley mix and corn and a $268 advantage for those calves grazing only on perennial grass. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact Ringwall at 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, or go to http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/news/columns/beeftalk/. ##### There are more then 43 state parks in Montana, totaling almost 28,000 acres.


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

Website: www.huggybearsconsignments.com

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

Big Iron Online Auction Ken Hughes is now your ISR

Call Ken for upcoming auction dates.

LAST MONTH’S NEW ITEMS

John Deere 105 combine with 22-ft. header and 13-ft. pickup header. This is the late 105 model made. Tag #RWinko0913..............................................$3500 John Deere 105 combine with 22-ft. header. Tag #MikeMc0913.................$3500 Allis-Chalmers N6 combine. Tag #CDy0913..............................................$8500 Allis-Chalmers R60 combine. Tag #CDy0913. Gravel for sale. Tag #GunsightGr0913. Ford 8N tractor with 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RWinko0913..........................$2900 Allis-Chalmers WD45 tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RWinko0913..........$2900 Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header. Tag #RWinko0913..............$4000 1990 Flexi-Coil System 65 sprayer, single 16.5x16.1 tires, wind screens, mixer tank. Tag #PhilA0913.............................................................................$4500 1970 Gysler 24-ft. plow with cable lift. Tag #HerbK0913. 1982 Valmar 240 hydraulic drive, mounted on homemade cart. Tag #HerbK0913. 1000 gallon fuel tank. Tag #PatHig0913........................................................$750 2000 gallon fuel tank with electric pump. Tag #PatH0913. Allis-Chalmers D17 tractor with loader, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RickK0913........ . ............................................................................................................$6500 Alloway 20-ft. flail shredder. Tag #PatW0913...........................................$12,000 New Noble 722 triple delivery 30-ft. header, low hours. Tag #PatW0913.$22,000 New Holland Super 1049 bale wagon with auto tie, Ford gas engine, hauls 160 bales. Tag #BerthaJ0913. 1976 Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header. Tag #BerthaJ0913. International 806 2WD tractor with 540 PTO, good auger tractor. Tag #HugBr0913..................................................................................................$5800 International R160 grain truck with 14-ft. grain box. Tag #BerthaJ0913. Dodge grain box with 14-ft. grain box. Tag #BerthaJ0913. 1974 Chevrolet 2-wheel drive pickup truck. Tag #HWall 0913. Chevrolet Celebrity car. Tag #HWall0913. Danuser F8 post hole auger. Tag #LTorg0913. 1964 Internatiional 806 tractor with Farmhand loader and Excel cab, new water pump, rebuilt radiator. Tag #DarrenH0913.............................................$6000 Fuel stand. Tag #HugBr0913.........................................................................$100 Massey-Ferguson 880 8-bottom moldboard plow in excellent condition. Tag #HugBr0913..........................................................................................$6500 PTO water pump. Tag #HugBr0913...............................................................$500 Century sprayer. Tag #HugBr0913................................................................$200 Versatile 800 tractor with Ford 36-ft. disc. Tag #RossD0913. John Deere 914 pickup header with Rake-Up pickup attachment. Tag #AnF0913.............................................................................................$8500 Farmhand 228 loader with grapple fork off JD 4020 tractor. Tag #AnF0913. John Deere 2320 gas swather with 14-ft. auger header. Tag #AnF0913.....$6500 John Deere 5020 tractor with 1000 PTO. Tag #AnF0913. Mohawk 6-ft. rotary mower. Tag #AnF0913. John Deere 630 tractor. Tag #AnF0913. John Deere 7520 4WD tractor. Tag #AnF0913. 2009 MacDon M150 swather with 30-ft. header, 1600 hours. Tag #ReidH0913.... . .........................................................................................................$75,000 2009 MacDon M150 swather with 30-ft. header, 1200 hours. Tag #ReidH0913.... . .........................................................................................................$85,000 2-Keho 5 hp single phase fan assy. Tag #Grant0913. Used Keho ducting. New Holland TV 145 bidirectional tractor, 3-point and dual PTO cab end, 2300 hours. Tag #WayneB0913...................................................................$69,000 4-John Deere 9450 drills, 10” spacing. Tag #AnF0913. New H&S 14-ft. rake with 2 wheel extensions available. Tag #HugBr0913............ . ................................................................................... End of season price 1981 John Deere 2040 2WD tractor with loader, 8000 hours. Tag #DonH0913... . .........................................................................................................$11,000 1984 Titan 24-ft. gooseneck steel trailer. Tag #DonH0913. Hesston 1275 16-ft. pull type haybine. Tag #Jerry0913...........................$19,000 New Featherlite 30-ft. triple axle aluminum trailer with 14 ply tires. Tag #Jerry0913................................................................................................$19,000 2006 Dodge 1-ton pickup with manual 6-speed transmission, Cummins, 4-door flatbed. Tag #Jerry0913. New box for Dodge 1-ton. Tag #Jerry0913. Vermeer 605M baler. Tag #Jerry0913. Squeeze chute, good shape, no name on the chute but in good shape. Tag #Alten0913.................................................................................................$1500 Portable loading chute. Tag #HarryV0913...................................................$1300 RakeUp 12-ft. pickup attachment from Case IH 1482 combine. Tag #Chuck0913..........................................................................................$5800 1983 New Noble swather with 26-ft. header with bat reel, same as MF 210 swather, only 900 hours, excellent shape. Tag #PatW0913................$18,000 Hesston 8100 swather with 25-ft. header with pickup reel and 14-ft. auger header, only 1600 hours, always shedded. Tag #TonyV0913. Brandt 1060 10”x60-ft. swing away hopper grain auger. Tag #Shane0913..$5500 Melroe 501 36-ft. chisel plow with Honey Bee and Degelman 3-bar mounted harrow. Tag #Shane0913.......................................................................$7500 Spray-Air 10”x70-ft. grain auger with swing away hopper. Tag #PhilA0913.$4500 2-8-ft. side mount tool boxes. Tag #Paul0913..........................................$150 ea. Pipe rack. Tag #Paul0913. Bucket for skid steer loader. Tag #Paul0913. International Farmall M tractor. Tag #Larry0913........................................$2500 International side delivery rake. Tag #Larry0913..........................................$750 John Deere side delivery rake. Tag #Larry0913............................................$750 John Deere sickle mower, 7-ft. sickle. Tag #Larry0913...............................$1000 John Deere 14T twine small square baler. Tag #Larry0913........................$1500 1998 Melroe 331 bobcat mini-excavator with 3 buckets and complete with thumb, 3055 hours, in good shape. Tag #JJ0913. 1948 Chevrolet winch truck with Lincoln heavy duty stick welder. Tag #JJ0913... . ............................................................................................................$2500 1972 International Loadstar dump truck with 4 yard dump box. Tag #JJ0913. 20-ft. tandem axle gooseneck trailer with heavy duty ramps, 10,000 lb. axles. Tag #JJ0913................................................................................................$4600

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

Allis-Chalmers HD 15 crawler, reconditioned. Tag #DickU......................$15,000 1996 Caterpillar D8R crawler dozer, rebuilt engine, new rebuilt transmission, final drive, 70% undercarriage, 4 barrel ripper. Tag #Riley0513.......$190,000 Cat D4 5T dozer with Cat 4A blade, one set of hydraulic remotes. Tag #DanH0513. Case 1088 excavator, rebuilt swing motor, good tracks and hydraulic thumb. Tag #RogWa0513. Cat D4 with dozer. Tag #DanG0413. 1968 Ford 550 tractor/loader/backhoe, 3 cylinder diesel, 5200 hours. Tag #CraigL0513......................................................................................$17,000 John Deere 318D skid steer. Tag #Hug0313..........................................$23,000

PLOWS

John Deere 1600 41-ft. plow. Tag #MarvinG0813.......................................$3500 John Deere 1600 33-ft. plow. Tag #MarvinG0813.......................................$3500 1970 Gysler 24-ft. plow with cable lift. Tag #HerbK0912. Melroe 912 4-bottom plow, new standards, 100 acres ago. Tag #DeanK1212. Massey-Ferguson 880 8-bottom moldboard plow in excellent condition. Tag #Hug0912.............................................................................................$6500

NEW ITEMS -

Cont.

Gaucho 12-ft. heavy land clearing disc with 36” pans. Tag #RandyD1013...... . ...................................................................................................... $9500 2006 PJ 30-ft. dually trailer, 21,500 GVW, 9000 lb. Tulsa winch. Tag #RickT1013. 1974 Ford F350 pickup, tool box, duals, automatic, air compressor under hood, 300 gallon fuel tank with electric pump, 59,364 actual miles, Lincoln G8000 generator. Tag #1013. Ach pickup head rack. Tag #RickT1013. 1992 Chevrolet 4x4, automatic, 160,000 miles. Tag #SaunS1013........ $1900 Filson squeeze chute, excellent shape. Tag #HarryV1013. Powder River squeeze chute. Tag #DennisD1013. 2-Round bale feeders. Tag #HarryV1013. Honey Bee 28-ft. header fits New Holland 2550 HW 320 swathers. Tag #LonnieH1013...................................................................................... $15,500 2-1950 Oliver tractors (one junk). Tag #DickU0813..............................$8000 Hesston 8100 swather with 25-ft. DSA header, pickup reel and 14-ft. auger header. Tag #TonyV0813..............................................................$30,000 Degelman 12-ft, off John Deere 7520 tractor. Excellent shape. Tag #Harry0613............................................................................................. $6000 1973 Chevrolet C60 2-ton truck with 427 gas engine, tandem axle, potato box, 13 speed transmission. Tag #JeffH0513............................... $10,000 Flexi-Coil 820 41-ft. plow, 12” spacing, 1720 air tank, System 75 coil packer. Tag #RogW0513.......................................................................... $40,000 Flexi-Coil 820 60-ft. plow with 2320 air tank. Tag #RogW0513.......... $59,000 Flexi-Coil 820 52-ft. plow. Tag #RogW0513....................................... $39,000 Athey force feed loader and conveyor, used in cement batch plant. Tag #Shane0513. Avco hydraulic water pump. Will produce over 500 gallons of water per minute. Used on oil rig. Pallets. Tag #Shane0513.................................................................... $.50 ea. Homemade portable hydraulic power unit with 60-ft. 11/2” hydraulic hose with Waukesa engine. Tag #Shane0513. Acco Wright 10-ton overhead crane with 8 assembly beams. Tag #Shane0513................................................................................. $15,000 1979 Kato skid mount light plant with Detroit 271 engine. Mounted on homemade trailer. Tag #Shane0513. Parkers Berg Air Balance pump. Tag #Shane0513. Buckner 2 horse trailer, all lights work. Tag #JoeOld0513. 2010 Summers 45-ft. land roller, 600 acres use. Tag #MilesT0513... $40,000 Far-go 3-point spreader. Tag #RogF0513. Used Lambordine engine off 1502 tank. Tag #BrandtH0513............... $1950 30 or more rubber packers for John Deere 9450 drills. Tag #ANF0513.

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0813. Hesston BP20 bale processor. Tag #JSmith1112.......................................$2500 Hesston SP10 bale feeder and one for parts. Tag #JSmith1112................$1600 See me for your Bale Processor needs Haybuster 2640 bale processor. Tag #BrenB0812. Supreme Mixers available. Call Huggy Bear. Haybuster multi-bale bale processor. Tag #Rum0411.............................$12,500 See us about you bale processor needs. High-Line multi-bale processor. Tag #FThompson0109.............................$7000

TRAILERS

Miller tandem axle heavy duty trailer, new deck, pintle hitch. Good backhoe trailer. Tag #HugB0813..........................................................................$6500 1974 Monion 30-ft. van trailer with the following items, wood, several pieces of 3 /4” plywood, Powermate band saw, Delta planner, Rockwell lathe, horizontal band saw, electric car washer, bench vice, cut-off saw and several other items. Tag #DMitch0613. Total package.................................................$7500 Hale 6-ft.x16-ft. horse trailer, good shape. Tag #Harry0613........................$1900 1969 Circle J 16-ft. horse trailer. Tag #JL0613............................................$1400 1996 R-Way Quad gravel trailer, super singles, totally rebuilt, blasted, painted. Tag #JR0513......................................................................................$28,000 2012 PJ dump trailer. Tag #Hug0413...........................................................$8100 Homemade triple axle 24-ft. trailer with beavertail, 25/16” ball. Tag #CraigL0513.... . ............................................................................................................$3500 1969 Circle J 16-ft. horse trailer. Tag #JL0612............................................$1400 1974 homemade flatbed trailer with 107” deck, wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1112...................................................................................$2500 37-ft. flatbed trailer for semi. Tag #JamF0113..............................................$4950 18-ft. homemade gooseneck tandem axle trailer, 7000 lb. axles, beavertail, no ramps. Tag #Rog0113. New PJ trailers, call for prices. Tag #CBass0212 Reconditioned logging trailer, good looking trailer, sliding main beam. Tag #DennyL1212.............................................................................................$15,000 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #JHug1011.............................$550

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

New Holland 2120 MFD compact tractor, loader, 3-point New Holland backhoe attachment. Tag #RickT0813. Case 4690 4WD tractor, fairly new engine repair but has transmission problem. Tag #FredV813. John Deere 70 tractor with wide front, pony motor. Tag #JeffH0513. John Deere 720 tractor with wide front, pony motor. Tag #JeffH0513. John Deere 730 tractor, single front wheel, electric start. Tag #JeffH0513. 1985 John Deere 8650 4WD, no PTO. Tag #PatW0513. 1972 John Deere 7520 4WD tractor, recent work on tractor, excellent shape, good tires, 1000 PTO. Tag #Harry0613..............................................$12,500 John Deere 4240 tractor with 158 loader. Tag #Bob0713........................$20,000 Case 2290 2WD tractor with loader and grapple, add-on 3-point hitch, 6832 hours. Tag #MikeL0713. Massey-Ferguson 2745 2WD tractor, 1000 PTO and duals, no 3-point. Tag #DKraft0713. 1955 Cockshutt tractor with front blade, dual PTO. Tag #AHan0713..........$6500 Massey 1150 tractor with PTO. Tag #ANF0613. Hesston 130-90 tractor, 107 hp, MFD, 8000 hours, 3-point, dual pickup. Tag #SamC0613. Versatile 900 tractor. Tag #ArtH0613. 1985 John Deere 2750 4WD tractor, 9900 hours. Tag #DaveA0513. John Deere 4620 2WD tractor with loader, 100 PTO, 3-point. Tag #LeonOl0113. . .........................................................................................................$15,500 Allis-Chalmers WD45 tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO. Tag #RWinko0912..........$2900 John Deere 5010-20 2WD tractor with loader, no PTO. Tag #DanR1112..$4500 1950 Oliver tractor, Detroit diesel. Tag #DickU0512....................................$7500 Allis-Chalmers HD 5 crawler tractor with 2 cylinder Detroit diesel with bucket and blade. Tag #MGoss.........................................................................$4000 1979 Allis-Chalmers 8550 4WD tractor with PTO. Tag#DickU0510........$15,000 Jackson 534 4WD tractor. Tag #0811.

DISCS

John Deere 555 15-ft. offset disc. Tag #BigSky0813. Looking for 45-ft. tandem disc. John Deere 10MK-02 12-ft. disc with 20” pans. Tag #ToddSM0613. John Deere MK-10 12-ft. disc. Tag #ToddS0713.........................................$4500 John Deere SW 18-ft. disc with manual fold wings. Tag #Berth0313. Ford 8-ft. 3-point tandem disc. Tag #CraigL0513................................... $1500 Heavy duty 3-point tandem disc. Tag #CraigL0513................................. $500 Ford 36-ft. disc with 20” pans. Tag #JimB0113............................................$7500

NEW ITEMS See Me About Your Bale Processor Needs 16-ft. flatbed trailer, good for hauling hay. Tag #JHug1013....................... $550 Graham-Holme 14-ft. plow. Tag #THall1013......................................... $1500 Winch for D6C Cat with Hyster free spooler. Tag #Pack1013. Sullair compressor. Tag #Hug1013.................................................... $25,000 1992 Hesston 8100 swather, 30-ft. DSA header with pickup header. Tag #HerbK1013................................................................................. $31,000 Case RBX562 round baler, net wrap, low bale count. Tag #NorthF1013......... . ................................................................................................... $28,000 New Holland Super 1049 balewagon. Tag #KevinM1013.................. $18,500 New Airway 30-ft. aerator. Tag #RickW1013...................................... $50,000 Airway 20-ft. aerator. Tag #RickW1013.............................................. $33,000 Case 930 tractor, 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1013.................................... $2000 John Deere R tractor, 540 PTO. Tag #MarvinG1013............................. $2000 Case 630 tractor, 3-pt., 540 PTO, 3-pt. blade. Tag #MarvinG1013........ $3500 Massey 97 tractor. Tag #MarvinG1013.................................................. $1900 Frontier 5-ft. cultivator with spring shanks. Tag #HerbK1013. New Spraylift hydraulic jack for high clearance sprayers. Tag #BigS1013...... . ...................................................................................................... $2700 Versatile 145 for parts. Tag #Bett1013.................................................. $1500 Honda Big Red 3 wheeler. Tag #Bett1013.............................................. $700 International L190 truck, no engine. Tag #Bett1013............................... $300 John Deere 3010 2WD tractor, loader, 3-pt., 540 PTO. Tag #ANF1013.$7500 1977 Ford F250 pickup with DewEze 375 bale handler bed. Tag #SueP1013..................................................................................... $5500 2-John Deere 9300 double disc drills with fertilizer boxes, 7” spacing. Tag #Hug1013. Each............................................................................. $2200 1977 John Deere 4630 2WD tractor, 9600 hours, JD 168 loader, grapple, Quad shift, 3-pt., 1000 PTO. Tag #SueP1013............................... $23,500 New Holland 1112 swather with 14-ft. header, 1831 hours, diesel engine. Tag #SueP1013..................................................................................... $6500 John Deere 467 baler, PTO drive. Tag #SueP1013.............................. $4500 Meyers pull type ditcher, good shape. Tag #SueP1013......................... $1500 John Deere 12-ft. double disc drill with grass seed attachment, spoked steel packer wheels. Tag #SueP1013........................................................ $550 1993 Ford F150 2WD pickup, 4 speed transmission. Tag #Sue1013.... $2500 Dodge dually box. Tag #SueP1013......................................................... $550 1995 Mazda Protege 4 door sedan, automatic, 134,834 miles. Tag #SueP1013..................................................................................... $1500 New Holland 1046 2 wide balewagon. Tag #SueP1013........................ $5500 1995 Massey-Ferguson 8570 rotary combine with header, 12-ft. pickup header, 2300/1700 hours. Tag #KenL1013. Case IH STX375 4WD tractor, 20.8x38 duals 50%, 4 remotes, 4500 hours. Tag #ReidH1013......................................................................... $115,000 1999 Ford PowerStroke 7.3 diesel, 1-ton, 4WD, regular cab, 5 speed, 197,420 miles, captain seats. Tag #DaveS1013.............................. $7500 Flexi-Coil 50-ft. heavy harrow. Tag #ReidH1013. John Deere 8420 230 hp tractor, powershift, 1000 PTO. Tag #ReidH1012. 1997 Case IH 9380 4WD tractor, 20.8x42 triples, 4800 hours, full weight package. Tag #Jess1013............................................................ $102,000 1979 Ford 9000 LTL tractor tandem axle truck, Detroit V92 engine, nice. Tag #RobertH1013.............................................................................. $19,500 1987 Marmon tandem axle truck, 20-ft. Midland grain box, 3480 hours. Tag #PatW1013. Continental 6x16 enclosed cargo trailer. Tag #LarryK1013.................. $5700 Continental 8x20 cargo trailer, 12 volt battery system, LED lights. Tag #LarryK1013........................................................................................... $8500 2009 Chevrolet Corvette 430 hp motor, 8400 miles, 6 speed, crystal red metalic. Tag #LarryK1013............................................................. $42,000 Walinga 510 grain vac. Tag #GordS1013.............................................. $6500 New Tebben 8-ft., 3-pt. rotary mower. Tag #SamG1013........................ $6000 Cat 436B tractor/loader/backhoe, 4 in 1 bucket, Extend-A-Hoe, 4x4, 2 backhoe buckets, good tires. Tag #AL1013.......................................... $35,000 Case 550 dozer, less than 2600 hours. Tag #AL1013......................... $25,000 Belshe 20,000 GVW gooseneck tandem axle dually trailer. Tag #AL1013. 1996 Dodge 1-ton pickup, 5 speed, 12 valve Cummins engine, 102,000 miles. Tag #AL1013. Baltic 3-pt. hitch, fertilizer spreader. Tag #AL1013.................................. $650 Mirage Executive 24-ft. aluminum cargo carhauler trailer, 8-ft. wide, 6’9” high, heavy duty tie downs, 10,000 GVW. Tag #AL1013. Post hole digger, 3-pt. Tag #AL1013........................................................ $750 HDD 7000 EDA diesel generator less than 6 hours. Tag #AL1013........ $3500 Portable heavy duty backhoe. Tag #AL1013.......................................... $2500 Ford 5000 diesel tractor, loader, PTO, 3-pt. hitch. Tag #AL1013............ $8800 2000 Finn T92 hydro-seeder, 900 gallon tank. Tag #WilloC1013........ $21,000 New Holland TC29 MFD tractor, NH 14L loader, less than 100 hours, comes with 3-pt. post hole auger, 5-ft. rotary mower. Tag #RNorling1013.$18,500 400 gallon water storage tank, like new, fits in back of pickup. Tag #RNorling1013............................................................................................. $500 Wheel House Generac 5500 generator, 5500 watts, 120/240 volts. Tag #RNorling1013.................................................................................. $500 2011 John Deere 9770 combine, has long life package, header height, JD financing available. Tag #PaulB1013.......................................... $210,000 Case IH 1680 combine with 1010 30-ft. header. Tag #TomG1013. 2006 New Holland TV140 Bi-Directional tractor with grapple, 3-pt. & PTO on both ends, 16-ft. MacDon header. Tag #ReidH1013..................... $75,000 1992 Chevrolet 1/2-ton 4WD pickup, automatic, 160,000 miles. Tag #SaunS1013................................................................................... $1900 John Deere 7800 10,000 miles. Tag #ReidH1013.............................. $40,000 Case IH 145 4 bottom plow. Tag #ReidH1013....................................... $9500 Case IH 5500 30-ft. drill. Tag #ReidH1013.......................................... $21,000 John Deere 963 12 row, 22” corn head with poly noses. Tag #ReidH1013..... . ................................................................................................... $22,000 Case IH 2188 combine, fresh overhaul, 1010 header. Tag #ReidH1013......... . ................................................................................................... $55,000 MacDon M200 windrower, 3000 hours, 16-ft. rotary head. Tag #ReidH1013.. . ................................................................................................... $49,000 MacDon M200 windrower, 356 hours, 16-ft. rotary head. Tag #ReidH1013.... . ................................................................................................... $80,000 Loewen 2500 honey vac manure wagon. Tag #ReidH1013............... $49,000 Krause 32-ft. disc with packer. Tag #ReidH1013................................ $20,000 Parma 24-ft. roller harrow. Tag #ReidH1013....................................... $18,500 Great Plains 24-ft. turbo till. Tag #1013.............................................. $30,000 Case W20 loader with Quick-Tach bucket and forks........................... $22,000 Barley hay, 100 ton. Tag #DougL1013. 1980 Pettibone Super carry lift with fork lift and grapple, has head for picking 4x4 bales. Tag #DanD1013.......................................................... $15,000 Case 9280 4WD tractor, set at 400 hp, has new injectors and pump, new water pump, triple 20.8x38 tires at 80%. Tag #DougR1013.......... $75,000 Flexi-Coil 340 42-ft. chisel plow with 3 bar Flexi-Coil harrow. Tag #DougR1013......................................................................................... $25,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air seeder, 2320 Flexi-Coil tank, 9” spacing. Tag #RodO1013. New Holland Super 1049 balewagon. Tag #Bertha1013................... $15,000 International 806 2WD tractor, 2 remotes, 1000 PTO. Tag #Hug1013. Versatile 400 swather, DSA 20-ft. header. Tag #Bertha1013. 1990 Ford 1-ton pickup with 5th wheel. Tag #Bertha1013. 3-point post hole digger. Tag #Bertha1013. John Deere SW 22-ft. disc, 18” blades, wings fold up. Tag #Bertha1013. Massey-Ferguson 36 swather, set up for CRP. Tag #Bertha1013. Graham-Holme 14-ft. plow. Tag #Bertha1013. 3-John Deere LZ 1010 8-ft. drills. Tag #Bertha1013. 1990 Ford F350 manual 4 speed, overdrive. Tag #Bertha1013. Massey 36 14-ft. hay header. Tag #Bertha1013. 1978 Ford F350 gas engine pickup, 4x4, 4 speed. Tag #Bertha1013. 1996 Cat 988F wheel loader. Tag #RandyD1013............................. $115,000 1991 Cat D4H11 4460 hours, straight blade with power tilt. Tag #RandyD1013....................................................................................... $35,000 2006 Hamm HD130 roller, canopy. Tag #RandyD1013.


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

See our new selection of driveway arch sets. 3x12 bridge planks in stock.

Contact us for ALL your fall fencing needs!

Bouma Post Yard

Phone (406) 362-4222 - 10 miles northeast of Lincoln, MT on Hwy 200. Phone (406) 466-2140 - 2 miles north of Choteau on Hwy 89.

NEW Bale King 5100 round bale processor

Right Hand discharger, adjustable rear loading fork to accomodate various bale sizes, standard 16.5L floatation tires, curved upper side shields, hydraulic relief protection system, improved X-Rotor. Newly designed, more aggressive beaters with bigger, sharper teeth. New 4 way adjustable deflector chute - adjusts up and down as well as in and out.

Livestock Equipment

For Sale or Rent Porta-Tub

We also have Stationary Tubs & Alleys

NEW fiberglass stock tanks – IN STOCK Available in round or oblong 350 to 2000 gallon

~ Available in insulated and non-insulated ~

When it comes to convenience and durability, the STUR-D Porta-Tub sets the standard for excellence. The one-piece super heavy-duty construction will stand up to the roughest treatment you and your livestock can dish out - year after year. No other equipment is easier or faster to set up and use.

Buying a vehicle or a bull

By Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky It seems to me that buying a car or truck is a lot like buying a herd bull(s). It is a trade-off between what you want, what you really need and what you can afford. Beef producers are faced with a lot of choices. However, bull salvage values are high and feeder calf prices are doing well, so you can probably afford to pay more for a good bull that you might think. This might be a good time to improve your genetics. Now, getting back to cars and trucks. Let’s say you need a good farm truck; one that will pull a big load of cattle. That determines a lot about what you will purchase. However, I am always amused when I see those big 4-wheel drive trucks running around town – all shined up, never been off the pavement and it takes a ladder to climb in. I doubt that need was the defining reason for that purchase. Same thing with cars. Do you want a large, luxury car for long trips and status? Or maybe a more economical car that will get 30 to 40 miles per gallon? You have to decide and then make a choice. What are your goals/targets for your beef herd? What do you sell? If you are interested in large feeder calves and use a terminal cross bull, the “big pickup truck” (continental breed) might suit you. However, if you retain heifers on a low-input cattle operation, the economy car (maternal bull) might be a better option. There’s still room for you to choose something that you like. I wouldn’t recommend that you get into some breed or operation that you don’t like. Pride of ownership can be important to you. You might want more than you can afford though. That could be another reason to purchase semen from expensive bulls and use artificial insemination. That’s a little like making a decision to lease a car or maybe you don’t want a car at all and take a bus (go all A.I.). There’s a lot of “models” out there with many different options. Purchasing a car is an expensive decision and most folks are diligent in making that decision. However, I believe that you should use time and diligence in selecting your next bull(s). That car will start losing value as soon as you drive it off the lot. However, a good bull will contribute to the herd for several years – and still can be marketed with a good salvage value. What you really need and what can you afford are very important considerations. We tend to look for the “ideal type” rather than getting what we really need. Look at your herd, consider your marketing options and obtain as much information as you can before making this important decision. It is one that can have far reaching consequences.

Bale King 3000

Bale Processor Left Hand discharge, new flails, completely reconditioned. Take your pick

$7500 each

We Have’m In Stock Bale Feeders New Stur-D Porta-Tub FOR SALE OR RENT

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Mountain Front 4-H club member, Mikayla Connelly of Valier keeps her eyes on the judge during the showing of her steer at the 2013 Marias Fair in Shelby, Montana. Besides beef projects Mikayla also had several horse projects. She received three 1st in her beef projects and 11 1st in her horse projects. Photo courtesy of Denae Peterson, Valier.


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WE BUY COPPER • BRASS • ALUMINUM • IRON TRADE SCRAP FOR CASH OR NEW MATERIAL

NEW STEEL, NEW SALVAGE, AND RECYCLING ALL IN ONE LOCATION

GREAT FALLS

Century 250 KVA/200 KW generator, 120/220 3 phase D343 Cat power with automatic transfer switch, 1229 engine hours. Call for price!

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

1-800-334-5964

4” • 220 wall pipe In Stock - 42-ft lengths

NEW! SURPLUS STEEL TUBING 2” x 2” square - .125 & .155 wall - 24-ft. lengths 5” x 5” square - 5/16” wall - 40-ft. lengths 4” x 2” rectangular - .188 wall - 40-ft. lengths 8” x 6” rectangular - .188 wall - 45-ft. lengths

CATTLE GUARDS

BLACK PIPE

Various sizes available – CALL

New Surplus Square Tube •Sizes vary•

New Selection of Tools!

Round steel post caps 31/2” & 27/8”, round steel post clips

16.5 CAL tie wire $4.95/Roll

Chicago Heights Steel Fence Posts with heavy spade plate

New Red Brand and CF&I Class I Barb Wire Great for corrals 11/4” and 11/2” O.D. 2” O.D.

All approximately 20-ft. & 24-ft. lengths

Oil pistol can, 6 oz...... ........................ $3.55 1-ton chain hoist.................. $89.90

NEW Rebar

New 12” - 48” Steel Culvert New 12” - 30” Poly Culvert

Non galvanized Guard rails

2 rail - 12” x 13’6” and 20” x 13’6” triple rib

IN STOCK

Used 27/8” drill pipe

3/8” & 1/2” - 20-ft. lengths

New Surplus

• Stainless Steel Sheets • Flat Bar • Pipe, Fittings

WE SELL NEW & USED Tubing • Pipe • Angle Iron • Plate

CLOSEOUT!!! Bench Vises 4” – $20.00

51/2’ & 6’ T1.33#

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

USEABLE SALVAGE DIVISION • Limited Quantities

Call Fred, Dick, or Joe

Now Buying

Automotive & Heavy Industrial Batteries

Now Carrying Abrasives RAILROAD FLAT CARS For Bridges

6” Surplus Pipe

.188 wall • epoxy coated • 40+ft. lengths

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

LAND ROLLER PIPE

TANK CARS

For Non Potable Water Storage

HOPPER BOTTOM CARS Great for grain storage

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

24” - 42” - 48”

Used Electric Motors & Boxes

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The Open Class Heifer Breeding project judge talks with Dalli Peterson with the Mountain Front 4-H Club of Pondera County during the show portion of the project at the Marias Fair in Shelby, Montana. Dalli placed 1st in Fed Beef Project Interview, 1st in Junior Beef Showmanship, 1st in Finished Steer Any Breed, 1st in Beef Breeding Project Interview and 1st in Heifer Over 1 and Under 2. Photo courtesy of Denae Peterson, Valier.

Developmental Duplication in Angus

By Dr. Darrh Bullock, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky A genetic condition known as Developmental Duplication (DD) has been discovered in the Angus breed. Just as AM and NH it is simple recessive and a genomics test has been developed to detect carriers. Simple recessive means that the only time that an animal will have this condition is if a carrier bull is mated to a carrier cow and the calf receives the lethal allele from both parents. On average, 25% of all carrier by carrier matings result in a defective calf. The condition is usually expressed as early embryonic death, which often isn’t detected, but if fully developed the calves can have extra limbs. The Angus Association is allowing the registration of carrier animals, which allows producers to manage the defect instead of eliminating large quantities of cattle. Angus seedstock producers should take care, if they have carrier females, not to breed to carrier bulls. For up to date information on Angus policy please visit their website (www.angus.org). This discovery has very few consequences to commercial producers that have a reasonable crossbreeding program. However, it could have significant consequences to Angus seedstock producers and commercial producers that have high percentage Angus herds. Since the defect requires two defective alleles to cause the condition and the defective alleles are only known to be in the Angus population, then crossbreeding eliminates, or greatly reduces, the possibility of a defective calf. For Angus seedstock producers or commercial producers with high Angus influence cows breeding to Angus bulls, testing of cows that are potential carriers and monitoring matings of carrier cows is a viable way to control this condition. These types of genetic defects have been suspected as a potential cause of reproductive failure, this is just the first to be discovered. It is likely that more of these reproductive loss defects will be discovered in the future in all breeds. Advancements in genomic and statistical technologies will enable researchers to identify these defects and provide producers with the tools necessary to manage them. Genetic defects are not new and are not likely occurring at a more rapid rate than in the past, we simply have better means of identifying them, which will allow us to manage them. For additional information on Developmental Duplication or on the Angus Associations policies on genetic defects please visit the Angus Association website; www.angus. org. The Angus Association has done a good job of being transparent and proactive in their response to genetic defects. ##### When full, the bladder expands to roughly the same size as a softball.


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Attachments (D) 62” general purpose bucket. #W92728 (D) 68” lo-pro bucket. #W92921 (W) 68” industrial bucket, grapple. #W92588 (W) 74” construction/industrial heavy duty bucket. #W92777 (W) 74” lo-pro bucket. #W92755 (B) 74” lo-pro bucket. #W92798 (D) 74” lo-pro bucket. #W92890 (D) 80” lo-pro bucket. #W92836 (W) 80” lo-pro bucket. #W92741 (B) 80” snow bucket. #W92374 (D) 88” snow bucket. #W93038 (W) 72” rock bucket. #W94155 (D) 48” pallet forks. #W92671 (W) 48” pallet forks. #W92901 (B) 48” pallet forks. #W94050 (B) Bobcat bale forks. #W93061 (D) Bobcat grapple. #W93102 (D) Bobcat SB200 66” snowblower. #W93040 (D) Bobcat SB200 72” snowblower. #W92680 (D) Bobcat SB240 84” snowblower. #W93030 (D) Farm grapple (fits older bucket). #W97550 (D) 72” utility fork. #W92817 (D) 72” finish mower. #W92386 (D) 38” tiller. #W97657 (D) 76” tiller. #W92958 (D) 72” 3-pt. rake. #W93087 (D) Bobcat LT414 trencher. #W93042 (D) Bobcat HB880 cement breaker. #W93010 (D) 60” push broom. #W92032 Frontier Equipment Stanley Equipment (W) 68” angle broom. #W92862 Glasgow Implement (D) 72” 3-pt. box blade. #W92476

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Sprayers & Fertilizer Applicators

(S) 2007 Case IH 55, LX350 loader. #UT676$25,000 (S) 2007 New Holland TV145 bidirectional, 84L (S) 2004 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. sprayer. loader. #UT758.......................................$90,000 (S) 2008 Case IH Farmall 60, L360 loader. #UT711. #UM702..................................................$27,000 . ..............................................................$29,500 (B) 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional. (S) 2006 Summers Ultimate 90-ft. sprayer.. $25,000 #16084W..............................................$110,000 (S) 2010 Summers Ultimate 110-ft. sprayer. (H) 2010 Case IH Farmall 95 FWA #15390W$40,000 (S) 2008 Case IH JX95, L730 loader. #UT724.......... (S) 2009 New Holland TV6070 bidirectional. #UM703..................................................$59,500 #UT696.................................................$119,000 (S) 2006 Flexi-Coil 68XL sprayer. #UM723.............. . ..............................................................$39,000 (S) 1999 Case IH MX120, L710 loader. #UT723....... (G) 1995 New Holland 8770, Quicke loader. . ..............................................................$35,000 #GUT175................................................$69,000 (G) 2004 New Holland SF115 suspended boom . ..............................................................$41,000 (S) 2005 Case IH MXU135, LX156 loader. #UT720.. (S) 2009 New Holland Genesis 2180, loader......... sprayer. #GUS013...................................$38,000 w/CIH 1010 30’ Hd, WUH320 ............................. $8,000 Combines & Headers Skid Steers . ............................................................$100,000 . ..............................................................$71,000 (F) 2008 Case IH 3320 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY394.... w/CIH 1042 36’ Cpr Hd, WUH323 ................... $22,000 (W) 632 Bobcat, 20018W ........................................ $7,250 670 Cat w/SP36 HB Dpr Hd, 25002W ............ $190,000 (S)(B) 2006 Case IH MXU135, LX156 loader. #UT722.. (F) CIH 6088, WUH312 ....................................... $215,000 (H) 642B . ............................................................$180,000 Bobcat w/Bkt, 20124W ........................... $7,500 (W) NH TR95 w/971 NH 25’ Hd, 24114&2114A ..... $7,000 . ..............................................................$69,000 2011 Casew/oIHBkt, 3330 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY402.... Steers Attachments (F) Skid CIH 7010 w/36’ Grain & Belt Hdr, WUH297 ..... $310,000 (H)(F) 743 Bobcat 20101W ............................ $8,500 (D) (2) NH TR98 w/994 36’ Dpr, 971 PU Hd, WUH172 $196,000 (B) S130 (G)24025W 2012orCase Maxxum 140, Case IH L760 (F) . ............................................................$255,000 Bobcat w/o Bkt, 20112W ....................... $18,995 (S) CIH 1991 8010, Melroe 743B........................................ Bobcat #UM761.........$7500 24026WIH ....................................................... $101,100 (F) WUH232 ....................................... $280,000 (D)(F) 753 Bobcat, ....................................... $19,000 loader. 2010 Case20083W IH 3330 120-ft. sprayer. #WUY403.... (D) NH #GUT179. TR66 w/36’....................................$92,000 960 MacDon Dpr Hd, (D) CIH 19978010, Melroe 753 Bobcat #20323W......$12,000 CIH 8010, 23075W ........................................ $265,000 (H) 753 Bobcat, 20085W ....................................... $12,000 .............................................. (B) 2009 2009W Case &28019W IH Puma 125, Case IH L750 $64,000 loader. (D) . ............................................................$260,000 (S) 1995 Melroe 773 Bobcat #UM754........$12,000 Equipment Stanley Equipment CIH 8010, 23076WFrontier ........................................ $265,000 (D) S150 Bobcat, 20120W .................................... $23,000 (D) NH TX68, 24016W ........................................... $65,000 (D) Glasgow Implement #15374W................................................$87,000 2006 Case IH 4410 120-ft. sprayer. #53177W..... (B) CIH 2006 8010, Melroe S185 Bobcat, without bucket. (D)(D) (W) 23087W ....................................... $270,000 S150 Bobcat w/BKT, BkT Bite, 20133W ....... $22,500 Stanley Equipment w/36’ MacDon 962 Dpr Hd, Frontier 24017WEquipment ................ $28,000 (F) 2010 Case IH Puma 140, Case IHGlasgow L760Implement loader. . ............................................................$172,000 #20302W................................................$25,000 8010, WUH342 ....................................... $185,000 (D) S205 Bobcat, no Bkt, 20120W ....................... $23,000 (W) NH CR960, 24019W .................................... $160,000 (F) CIH #WUT622...............................................$96,000 2007Bobcat Case IH 4420 100-ft. sprayer. #WUY377.... 8120, WUH298 ....................................... $330,000 (B)(F)S205 (D) CIH Melroe S220 Bobcat #20177W.............$29,000 w/Bkt, 20146W ........................ $26,500 (F) NH CR960, WUH370 .................................... $137,000 (F) , ........................................................... Bobcat w/Bkt, 20142W ......................... $25,000 (S)(D) 2008 IH Puma L760 loader. #UT709. . ............................................................$159,500 (G) CIH 20102388 Melroe S300 Bobcat #GUM093..$89,900 .$33,000 (D) S205 NHCase CR970, 24021W140, ..................................... $188,000 (S) , ......................................................... $240,000 (F)(S) 863Case Bobcat, WUT322 ...................................... $19,000Call . ..............................................................$97,000 IH 4420 sprayer. #UM709.................... (D) NH CR 970, 24022W .................................... $180,000 (S) (D) CIH 20067010 Melroe S300 Bobcat #20321W....$28,500 (S) 08 CIH 7010, .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20105W ..................................... $23,000 NH 42’165, Dpr Hd, Case 24023W ....................... (F) 2008w/94C Puma IH L770 $47,000 loader. (F) 2010 Case IH 4420 120-ft. sprayer. #WUY395.... (B) 2009 Bobcat #20312W....$37,000 U s e d E q(S) u i p07 mCIH e nMelroe t 8010,S330 New Equipment .................................................. $249,000 (W) 863 Bobcat, 20136W .................................... $18,000 (F) NH CR 970, WUH324 ................................... $152,000 (D) 2010 Melroe S330 #WUT696...............................................$89,000 . ............................................................$260,000 Combines & Headers SkidBobcat Steers #20322W....$43,548 (W) NH CR9070, 24027W ................................. $270,000 (S) 06 CIH 8010, .................................................. $220,000 (D) S330 Bobcat w/80” Bkt, 20094W ................... $43,000 (W)(D)1995 Case IH 7240, Farmhand 1140 loader. (D) MF 2008 NH Case IH 4420 120-ft. sprayer. #53167W. 2007860, Melroe T190 Bobcat, bucket. #20217W. .... (W)(D)LS160 UC550 ..................................................... $9,500 Skid 20109W ............................. $19,000 .... NH CR 9070, 24024W ................................. $260,000 (S) Honeybee SP36 Hds, .............................. $59,500 (D) 1825 #15404W................................................$59,000 . ............................................................$225,000 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20128W .................... $10,000 (S) NH CR9070, 24035W .................................... $249,000 (S) 2. ..............................................................$29,000 PT5600 Swthr, UC558 #20314W. ......................... $8,500 (D)(B) 1825B w/Bkt 120-ft. 20129W sprayer. ................. #53192W. $14,000 .... (G) 2008w/NH Case 180, L770 $42,000 loader. (S) 2012Case CaseSkid IH 4430 (D) CIH 20048230 Melroe Toolcat ....$28,500 94C 42’IH Dpr Puma Hd, 24036W ....................... ........................................... $299,000 (D) 1845 Case Skid w/Bkt, 20127W ................... $14,000 (W) JD 9600, 22004W ............................................. $52,000 (S) #GUT154..............................................$118,000 . ............................................................$290,000 (W)CIH 20078120, New UC564 Holland C185 skidsteer. #20297W... (S) CIH 2188, UC565 ............................................. $69,500 (F) 420 SSL Case Skid, WUT324 ..................... $23,000 JD 9600, ............................................. (B)(W) 2009 Case22011W IH Puma 210, L770 $49,000 loader. . ..............................................................$34,500 (H) 2012 Case IH 4430 120-ft. sprayer. #53195W..... (W) JD 9650 w/930R JD Hdr, 22007W,22009W .. $123,500 (S) MacDon 973 Hd, UC566 .............................. $29,500 (F) 435 SSL Case Skid, WUT341 ..................... $35,000 #15400W..............................................$128,900 (S) (S) 2010 Case UC572 445 skidsteer. #UM728.........$29,100 ............................................. $85,000 (D) 440. ............................................................$291,000 CIH 2188, Case Skid w/Bkt, 20125W ...................... $34,000 (F) JD STS 9660, WUH346 .................................. $31,000 (D) 2010 w/936D Case IH 210 Magnum #15341W.$149,000 (G) NH JohnSkid Deere 4720 90-ft............... sprayer. #53161W. 201094C Case skidsteer. #GUM099.$41,000 Hd,445SE ..................................................... $45,000 (D)(D) 4402006 C3 Case w/Bkt, 20130W $36,000 JD Dpr, WUH261 ................................. $29,000 (S) ................................... $65,000 (D) 60XT (F) 2011w/635F CaseJD, IH 210 ........................................ Magnum, L790 $35,000 loader. (S) Case Skid w/Bkt, 20131W ................. $22,000 . ............................................................$155,000 (F) Honeybee 2008 John42GB DeereHd, CT322 skidsteer. #WUT510... WUH262 42GB Hd, ................................... $71,000 (D)(F) Skat2008 Trak 1500D $17,000 #WUT677.............................................$170,000 John Skid, Deere20088W 4830.............. 100-ft. sprayer. (D) 9760 JD w/36D Dpr Hd w/Fgr Rl, 22015W .... $231,000 (S) Honeybee . ..............................................................$30,000 MacDon 963 HdPost , ......................... Call for Pricing (D) 4800 Magnatrac Skid w/Bkt, Dzr, 20111W $6,000 1680 CIH, 23022W ......................................... $30,000 (S) (G)(W) 2006 Case IH 215 Magnum #GUT186$117,000 Diggers bucket. #WUM571$1300 #WUY354.............................................$181,000 (F) 60” heavy duty material MacDon D60 Hd, .......................................... $61,000 Post Diggers 1680 CIH, ........................................... $29,000 (S) (G)(B) 2011 Case IH 23057W 215 Magnum #GUT189$164,000 1254 90-ft. sprayer. #53188W...... (W)Hondybee Melroe 91140GB backhoe. #20289W................$3500 (H) 2003 Rogator (S) Hd Misc, ..................................... 59,000 (H) 1680 CIH, 23058W .......................................... $38,000 (H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 Grain Augers & Vacs (G) 2011 Case IH 235 Magnum, LX790 loader. (S) . ..............................................................$65,000 (S) Bobcat grapple fork, backhoe. #UM717. . ..$1500 Honeybee 3655 , ............................ Call for Pricing Lawn & Garden (W) 1688 CIH, 23050W ......................................... $45,000 (W) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52030W .............. $800 #GUT188..............................................$181,000 2011 White truck, sprayer. #53193W......... CIH Hds,#20155W. .......................... Call for Pricing (B)(B) (B) 372” post1010 tamper. ........................$2200 (W) 1688 CIH, 23082W ......................................... $50,000 (S) McMillin HydIH Post Dgr,ag52022W .............. $1,295 (S) NH CR960 , .................................................... $180,000 (D) 2009 w/1015 New CIH Holland 3045 FWA, 250TL loader. . ............................................................$200,000 PU Hd, 23084W ............................... $7,000 (H) 2007 Bobcat V723 versahandler. #20320W........ Misc Grain Augers & Vacs #16150W................................................$29,000 2010 TopSwath Air TA1600 sprayer. #53191W.. (B) CIH 2188, 23046W ........................................... $47,500 . ..............................................................$32,000 (H)(D) C1000SR Roller,120-ft. 520354W ................. $750 CIH 2188 w/30’ CIH 1010 Hdr, 23099W & 23100W ........ (W) 7x36 Westfield w/16HP Briggs, 51034W ....... $2,100 (D)(D) 1998 New Holland 3930, loader. #16158W........ . ..............................................................$47,000 Lawn & Garden 7x51 Westfield w/220v Elec Mtr, 51053W ....... $2,500 ........................................................................... $12,000 (D) Forage Feeding Equipment . ..............................................................$14,000 (F) 2008 Apache AS1010 100-ft. sprayer. (H) CIH 2188, 23109W .......................................... $40,000 (D) 8x41 Westfield, 51016W .................................. $4,500 (D) 425 JD Lawn Tractor w/54” Mwr, 51” Brm, (D)(W) 1990CIH New2188, Holland 276 bidirectional. #16160W.. (S) Haybuster 256+2 bale processor. #UH468......... #WUY391.............................................$142,000 19015W ................................................................. $6,950 23111W ......................................... $85,000 (D) 8x46 Westfield, 51055W .................................. $3,500 . .................................................................$6000 . ..............................................................$19,860 ApacheLawn AS1210 100-ft. sprayer. 718K2009 Grasshopper Tractor, SC Brandt, 51058W ............................... $2,100 (F)(F) (B) CIH 2388, 23018W ........................................... $90,000 (B) 8x52 WUM534 .............................................................. $5,000 (H) MK 2010 2650 bale ...processor. (D)(B)2002 New 23047W Holland TV140 bidirectional. #WUY404.............................................$180,000 8x51Haybuster Westfield Swg Agr, 51057W $2,500 CIH 2388, ......................................... $100,000 (D) 7212011 Grasshopper Lawn Tractor, MK100x51 Westfield Swg Agr, 51054W $5,000 (D)(S) (F) CIH 2388 w/1015 Hdr, WUH211 .................... $142,000 (D) #50045W................................................$17,000 #16152W................................................$65,000 Apache 1220 #UM733................$210,000 19016W ............................................................... $11,500 (D) 30’ Speedking PTO Belt Cvyr, 51036W $7,100 (W) CIH 2388 w/30’ 1010 Hdr, 23066W &23067W ............... (D) 1998 New Holland TV140 bidirectional. (S) 2011 Haybuster 2650 bale processor. #UH466.. (B)(S) 2008 Red Ball 7830 sprayer. #UM747................ ZTR Grizzly Dixon Lawn Mower, ........................................................................... $97,400 (W) 1535LP Brandt Cnvyr, 51010W ............. $12,500 . ..............................................................$20,500 #16159W................................................$53,380 . ............................................................$110,000 19013W ................................................................. $6,500 (W) 1026 REM Grain Vac, 52096A ................. $6,500

Used Equipment

(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

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

(F) CIH 2588, WIH319 ......................................... $195,000

(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 (H) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52027W ............... $850 (W) 3pt F8 Danuser Post Dgr, 52030W .............. $800 (B) McMillin Hyd Post Dgr, 52022W .............. $1,295 (H) C1000SR Swath Roller,

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

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

$750

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

$6,950

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

$5,000

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

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

(B) ZTR Grizzly Dixon Lawn Mower,

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

$6,500

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

Air Drills

(G) 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 2320 tow between tank. #GUD075.......................................$50,000 (H) 1998 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 3450 tow behind tank. #47168W........................................$55,000 (F) 2012 Flexi-Coil 5500 60-ft., 4350 tow between tank. #WUD158.....................................$175,000 (S) 1994 Concord 4010, 2400 tank. #UD255$29,500 (S) 1994 Concord 4010, 3000 tank. #UD257$39,500 (D) 1999 Case IH 4812, 2400 tow between tank. (D) CIH Farmall 40, W80137 .................................. NEW #47145W................................................$55,000 (W) W80170 NEW (D)CIH 1998Farmall Case IH 60, 4812, 3400................................. tank. #47141W$70,000 (D) Farmall 95,5010, W80193 .................................. NEW (D)CIH 2004 Case IH ADX3360 tow behind tank. (B) CIH Farmall 95, W80189 .................................. NEW #47160W................................................$69,000 (D) CIH 95U FWA, W80138 ..................................... NEW (F)CIH 2011 Case IH SDX40, 3380 tow behind tank. (D) 105U FWA, W80160 .................................. NEW #WUD137.............................................$160,000 (B) CIH Puma 125 FWA, W80053 ........................ NEW w/L750 Ldr, NEW (F) 2009 Case IHW85038 SDX40...................................... Precision, without tank. (W) CIH Puma 165 FWA, W80112 ...................... NEW #WUD153...............................................$70,000 w/LX770 Ldr, W85140 .................................. NEW (F) 2011 Case IH PD40 Precision, 3430 tank. (D) CIH Puma 210, W80037 .................................... NEW #WUD155.............................................$155,000 w/L770 Ldr, W85031 ...................................... NEW (F)CIH 2008 Case IH FH700 60-ft., 3380 NEW air tank. (F) Scout Ut Vehicle, WNM126 .................... (D) CIH 72” Finish Mwr, W85133 ....................... NEW #WUD119.............................................$105,000 (F) SCX100 16’ATX400 Pvt Tng,39-ft., WNH526 ............ NEW (F)CIH 2009 Case IH without air tank. (F) CIH HDX 182 Agr Hd, WNH553 ................. NEW #WUD152...............................................$55,000 (W) CIH WD1203 Swthr, W83050 ....................... NEW (D)CIH 2009RB564 Case Rnd IH ATX700, ADX3430 tow behind (W) Blr, AW,TW, W83013 ........ NEW tank.RB564 #47146W. .....................................$122,300 (W) CIH Rnd Blr, Ele Twn Nt, W83014 .. NEW (G)CIH 2010SPX3330 Case IHSPPH800 towNEW behind (W) Spryr,50-ft., W850983430 ............... (F) CIH SPX3330 SP Spryr, WNH585 ................ NEW tank. #GUD078.....................................$112,000 (W) Wld50-ft., Boom Spryr, W85043 (S)CIH 2010SRX160 Case IH134’ PH800 3430 tank. $160,000 ................................................................................. NEW (B) Bourgault 5710, 5440 air tank. #47058W$83,160 (F) CIH 8120 Combine, WNC432 ......................... NEW (S)CIH 2007 Bourgault 54-ft., 6550 air tank. (D) 8120 Combine,5710 W82055 .......................... NEW #UD263................................................$207,000 (W) CIH 8120 Combine, W82076 ......................... NEW (S)CIH Bourgault 5710, 6450 air tank. #UD271.NEW $50,000 W82078 ......................... (W) 8120 Combine, (W) 8120 Combine,3310 W82080 ......................... (D)CIH 2008 Bourgault 55-ft., 6550 NEW air tank. (B) CIH 2142 35’ Drpr Hd, W82057 ................... NEW #47167W..............................................$250,000 (B) CIH 2152 35’ Dpr Hd, W82024 ..................... NEW (S) 2011 Bourgault 3310 72-ft., 6550 air tank. (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82062 ................... NEW #UD279................................................$280,000 (D) CIH 2152 40’ Drpr Hd, W82065 ................... NEW (S)CIH John Deere #UD259..........$229,000 (D) 2152 40’ 1835 Drpr 61-ft. Hd, W82050 ................... NEW (W) Drpr 1830 Hd, W82074 (B)CIH 20102152 John45’Deere 50-ft., ................. 1910 towNEW behind tank. #47140W......................................$147,000 (D) 2004 John Deere 1895 43-ft., 1910 tow behind tank. #47161W......................................$123,000 (D) Case IH 8500 45-ft. #47132W................$12,000 (B) Case IH 8500 45-ft. #47070W...................$9000 (D) Case IH 8600 30-ft. #47163W................$12,500 (F) 2009 Ezee-On 48-ft., 3000 air tank. #WUD148... . ..............................................................$56,000

New Equipment


Trader’s Dispatch, October 2013 — Page B10

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Montana State University Alpha Gamma Rho Alpha Delta Chapter

Young ag leaders at Montana State earn Gold Award

The national agricultural fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho, has announced that the Alpha Delta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at Montana State University has achieved the distinguished Gold Award for representing the core values of the Fraternity. To achieve this Gold Award recognition is a rare accomplishment, that is only bestowed only on those chapters that show Academic excellence and a dedication to building better men in agriculture. The Alpha Delta chapter worked diligently this year to achieve this award. Members of AGR are heavily involved in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus and many hold leadership positions in their college. This high rate of involvement in campus organizations has helped to raise recruitment, and increased awareness of the benefits of AGR membership. In addition to recognition for their agricultural leadership, the Alpha Delta chapter

is the perennial winner of MSU’s philanthropy awards. Known for their hundreds of hours of volunteer Community Service, the Chapter holds an annual “Testy Fest” Concert and fundraiser that allowed them to donate over four-thousand dollars to various charities across Montana this past year. Alpha Delta’s membership development helps members to become better men, and make solid career contributions to agriculture. A part of the MSU campus since 1925, Alpha Gamma Rho has created a strong bond that is shared between decades of Alumni and collegiate members. Alpha Delta has achieved the Green Award in the past, but now has joined the ten percent of the chapters that are at the prestigious Gold level for Alpha Gamma Rho. This ranking places Montana State solidly among the top collegiate ag leaders of Purdue, Ohio State, Nebraska, Kansas State and other top agricultural Universities.

Factual communication needed to build good-neighbor policy

By University of Illinois the eight criteria required by the Livestock Economist Peter Goldsmith has extenManagement and Facilities Act (LMFA) to sively studied the economic benefits of the site a CAFO. Examining the actual words livestock industry in Illinois, but it wasn’t that were spoken at public hearings clearly until he attended a public hearing proposing demonstrated that the conflict arose because the siting of a large livestock facility and each side saw the problems from different heard the comments from members of the perspectives. community, that he realized the need for new “The owner/managers must address the strategies that would elevate the conversation law. They’re doing their due diligence,” and meet the needs of everyone involved. Goldsmith said. The problem is that the com“Sitting in that hearing I became aware munity has different concerns—concerns of a disconnect between the industry owner/ that may or may not always be factual, but operators and the community members,” concerns nonetheless.” said Goldsmith, a University of Illinois Goldsmith said that more and better comagricultural and consumer economist in the munication will help both the owner/managCollege of Agricultural, Consumer and Eners and the community members reconcile vironmental Sciences. “It sounded like two important issues. It requires validation from different conversations.” both sides and being factual is the key. Through the Freedom of Information Act “There have been a number of cases of Goldsmith obtained the transcripts from CAFOs bringing community members onto public hearings on proposals to site three their farm, or inviting them to visit other different confined animal feeding operations farms to see their operation and the various (CAFOs) in Illinois. In analyzing the textual technologies—kind of an educational field data, he coded 589 statements from people trip,” Goldsmith said. The reverse is exin attendance at the hearings concerning tremely valuable as well. He recommended the appropriateness or inappropriateness of that managers visit community members in the proposal into categories relating to the their homes to experience first-hand what it legitimacy of the facility and themes, such is like being a neighbor. In this way, comas children, property value, health, air and mon experiences are built, communication water pollution, and animal welfare. expands, and the conversation becomes Goldsmith heard the community voicing more factual so goals and objectives can their pragmatic concerns, while the livestock facility owners/managers focused on continued on page b14


Trader’s Dispatch, October 2013 — Page B11

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Factual communication needed to build good-neighbor policy continued from page b10

be specified. “The community is expressing issues relating to odor and health, and it’s important that businesses understand those and that the community verifies those so that it’s not an emotional issue that becomes either exaggerated or understated. There are some examples of this happening, but it needs to be built in as a routine part of the process,” he said. Goldsmith said that although the LMFA is an efficient and effective regulation for the construction of livestock facilities, businesses and neighbors might go the extra mile to get to know each other’s concerns and see the siting first-hand from another’s perspective “There’s too much at stake not to. What I realized is that we need to work at consensus building, education, listening and learning from both sides, to develop a good working relationship,” he said. Goldsmith said that some of the conflict that occurs at the public hearings may be exacerbated by the fact that the community often comes into the process late. “The LMFA, based on good engineering practice, requires that business managers do a lot of the work before the community is even brought into the conversation,” Goldsmith said. “With such a great development opportunity, we should engage the community early and say, ‘let’s work together on this.’

I’m not naïve enough to believe that this will solve everything. It’s a very complex and emotional problem, but I think it would at least help the process move in the right direction,” he said. Although Goldsmith’s research dealt with siting livestock facilities, he recognized that these same problems can be seen with proposals for shopping malls, schools, airports, wind farms, and other similar facilities that affect communities. “This is part of a comprehensive research program that looked at more than just the direct economic benefits of the livestock industry in Illinois,” Goldsmith said. “We had looked at the economic impact and saw what a CAFO does for communities, taxes, labor markets, input suppliers, and lots of spill overs that are quite good,” Goldsmith said. “The research recognized that the industry is very productive and efficient, but this study showed that it’s also about being a good neighbor.” “Outlining a Strategic Legitimacy Assessment Method: The Case of the Illinois Livestock Industry” will be as published in an upcoming issue of Agriculture and Human Values. Filipe Pereira was a co-author. The research was originally funded by C-FAR and the Illinois Livestock Development Group.

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2005 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX, 475 hp, 13 speed, AG-380 suspension, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, 10 aluminum wheels, headache rack, tool box, step box, chain hanger, double locking rears, 825,000 miles.......................................$37,500 2004 Kenworth T800 Cummins ISX, 500 hp, 13 speed, AG-380 suspension, Lo-Pro 24.5 tires, 10 aluminum wheels, headache rack, tool box, step box, chain hanger, double locking rears, 851,000 miles.......................................$36,500 1995 Kenworth W900L Cat 3406E, 13 speed, aerocab, Aerodyne, enclosed headache rack, recent engine repair, 11-24.5 tires, all aluminum wheels, one owner, one driver............... $CALL

2001 International 9400I Cat C15 475 hp, 13 speed, aluminum wheels, 11-24.5 tires............. .............................................................$20,000 1997 International 4900 DT466, 7 speed, spring suspension, 11-22.5 tires, 6 steel wheels, rollback wrecker body, 13-ft. upper, 28-ft. lower, 3 winches, aluminum deck, rear underreach..... .............................................................$21,000 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

1998 Western Star Detroit Series 60, 13 speed, all aluminum wheels, Lo-Pro 22.5 tires, 357,000 miles on overhaul..................................$18,000 NEW 2014 Maurer 40-ft. hopper, spring suspension, pintle............................................$29,000 NEW 2014 Maurer 24-ft. hopper, single axle, spring suspension................................$18,750

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

Coming In:

1997 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, Cat 3406E, 18 speed, all aluminum wheels, 63” sleeper...... .............................................................$28,000

2003 Kenworth T800 Cat C15, 10 speed (2) 2005 Peterbilt 379 Cummins ISX, short hood, 10 speed

2003 Trail King 53-ft. step deck, rear axle slider.................................................... $20,000 (2) 2002 Doonan 48-ftx102” step deck, all steel closed tandem on air, 17.5 tires, aluminum wheels...................................................$18,500 (8) 1996-2001 Great Dane 50-ft. reefers, spread axle, TK unit............................. $8000 -$10,000

2010 R-Way 51-ft. belly dump, quad axle, spring suspension, steel wheels, 11-22.5 tires, new caps, very clean....................................$37,500 Otis for klift, Cummins 4BT, 4 speed, fork extensions...... $10,000

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

2013 Wilson 41-ft.x66” hopper with air ride, ag hoppers, 4 aluminum wheels. ..............$34,500 1997 Wilson 30-ft. 3 axle hopper pup, spring suspension...........................................$20,500 Hydraulic Wet Kit to run end dump trailer with new air shift PTO and pump, new tank and console in cab..........$1550 Similar savings on other applications

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Truck Defender aluminum bumpers, Peterbilt 386 & 379 and Kenworth W900. Each . ..$2500

New Aluminum Hub Pilot Wheels

24.5.................................................... $250 22.5.................................................... $235

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USED SEEDING & TILLAGE

CK

TO IN S

NEW IN STOCK CASE IH 8230 combine

NEW

CASE TR270

compact track loader

NEW Case IH Precision Spray 100

Case IH Magnum 210 CVT

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NEW

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Case IH Magnum 180 CVT

NEW CASE IH Maxxum 140 140 hp

NEW Case SV250 & Case SV300 skidsteers

Bobcat T190 track machine with cab. 2000 hours

$22,000

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

USED TRACTORS & LOADERS

2009 Case IH Steiger 435, 4WD, full auto guidance, luxury cab, HID lights, 710 duals, weight kit. 1987 hours............$210,000 2005 Case IH MX255 with MFD, 3-point, loader and grapple. 3500 hours.........................................................................$108,000 Case IH Puma 155 MFD, suspended front axle, fast steer and soft ride, with loader, grapple......................................$99,000 John Deere 4840 2WD, powershift, 3-pt., 20.8x38 tires..$22,500 John Deere 4440 with 3-point, dual PTO, good paint and recent engine work.................................................................$25,000

IN STOCK

sprayer with 90-ft. booms & 1000 gallon tank

NEW

MISCELLANEOUS

NEW Case IH 330 Turbo 25-ft. vertical tillage machine with flat bar rollers

IN STOCK

IN STOCK

2- John Deere 2700 7 shank disc ripper. Each...............$22,000 Concord 4710 47-ft. air drill with 10” spacing, Stealth openers and 3000 tow behind cart............................................$30,000 H&S 12 row, 24” cultivator, guide cones, tunnel shields, flip up discs...............................................................................$4995 Alloway 12 row 24” cultivator with flip up discs, tunnel shields.... .......................................................................................$3995 Farmhand 25-ft. mulcher.................................................$11,500 Monoseum 6 or 8 row planter with 24” spacing..JUST TRADED

IN STOCK NEW! CASE IH 550 Quad Trac

DOT LEASE RETURN TRACTORS Case IH Magnum 210 with CVT Case IH Magnum 180 with CVT

USED BALERS

2008 Case IH RB564 mesh, wide pickup, endless belts, hydraulic pickup, central lube, 8700 bales..................................$29,900 2006 Case IH RBX563 round baler with wide pickup, mesh wrap, endless belts. Good condition, 8000 bales.................$26,000 1999 Case IH RS561 round baler....................................$12,500 1995 Case IH 8465.............................................................$8995 1994 Case IH 8480 soft core..............................................$6995 1991 Hesston 560 round baler...........................................$7500

USED combines & HEADERS

with PTO

IN STOCK

Various attachments available

IN STOCK

TRI-COUNTY IMPLEMENT

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

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PICKUP HEADER FOR SALE

Case IH 3016 pickup header swathmaster pickup. Excellent condition, shedded, very low acres...... $27,000 obo

Delivery available.

Call Adam 406-390-3048 or Jeremiah 406-949-4290 Please leave a message.

SPREADER TRUCK FOR SALE

1992 Loral spreader truck, 60-ft. booms, air conditioning, roll tarp, approximately 15,000 acres spread since engine overhaul, new rear end.........................$20,000

Phone Bruce Wagner 406-974-2568, Circle, MT

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20FT SKID STEER TRAILER

•14,000 GVW • HD Fenders • Storable Ramps • 16” 10 Ply Tires

6x12 Single Wheel, 3,500 lbs GVW, Double Doors........... $3,300 7x14 Double Axle, 7,000 lbs GVW................................... $5,150 7x16 Double Axle, 7,000 lbs GVW.................................... $5350

IN STOCK

TILT BED TRAILERS

20’ Tilt Deck Hydraulic 14,000 GVW....... . .................................................. $5,350

5x10 Dump Trailer, 7000 lb. GVW, Threeway Gate, Ramps, Tarp Kit, Dbl axle...........................$3,950 8x14 Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Bumper Pull, Roll-Up Tarp..................................$6,850 6’8”x14’ Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Bumper Pull, Roll-Up Tarp...........................$6,695 8’x14’ Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Gooseneck.........................................................$7,650 6’8”x14’ Double Axle, 14,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Gooseneck, Roll-Up Tarp..............................$7,650 16’ Triple Axle, 21,000 GVW, Scissors Lift, Ramps, Tarp & Roller...............................................$8,550

• Bull Package • Running Boards • Spare Tire & Wheel • Heavy Duty Pkg. • 10 Ply Radial Tires 2 Compartment Trailer - Sliding Outer Gate 6’x8”x20

9,350 9,950

$

24’ 14,000 GVW Tilt bed Gooseneck......................$7,250 25’ 14,000 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$6,450 26’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$8,650 28’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$8,850 30’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$9,050 32’ 23,400 GVW Tandem Spring Axles..................$9,250

3 Compartments $ - Sliding Gates 6’x8”x24

2014 Bumper Pull - 16’ Stock Trailer, 16” 10 Ply Radial Tires, Center Gate, $ Escape Door

5,450

BeefTalk: Good fences make good neighbors

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension There is a centuries-old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” In his 1914 poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost twice uses this saying as two neighbors set about mending a wall, which we would today call a fence. The points made in the saying are very true. Anyone who has a fence certainly must ponder why all the effort is being made in keeping a fence. Frost notes the difficulty of maintaining a fence as the forces of nature beat upon the structure. From above or below ground, the seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall all battle against the placement of any fence. Then come the deliberate and trying repairs because of hunters who take fences down to simply gain access to game or other selected targets. They often leave gates open or gaping holes that cattle can walk through. Twice now, the Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) has had to retrieve cattle from previous pastures because people have failed to shut the gates between pastures. Pasture rotations are good, but rotated cattle do not stay rotated when gates are left open. Frost and his neighbor walked the fence line to replace rough rock. We routinely walk fence lines to add staples, stays and fence clamps to upgrade or repair an old fence. The comment is made in the poem of rough hands being pummeled by rough rocks. Today, as we walk, cuts and scrapes crisscross one’s hands with little fuss. Frost begs the question of his neighbor as they walked through a tree planting: Why have a fence at all? The neighbor, assumed to be more seasoned in the trade, simply states: “Good fences make good neighbors,” so the two keep on fixing the fence. Frost notes that cows certainly would warrant a stronger fence. To him, a fence between apple and pine trees made no sense. No tree is going to uproot itself and move over to the neighbor’s parcel of land. However, the question falls on deaf ears and only inspires a stronger effort at rebuilding the fence. Frost notes that there is something inherently wrong with a fence that seems to have no purpose other than to be an irritation to those on both sides of the fence. After a lengthy oration by Frost questioning the purpose of a fence to separate the pine and apple trees, the neighbor only replies: “Good fences make good neighbors.” The poem ends with this phrase. There is much about this poem that is very relevant to today’s beef producers. The main point is that fences have been part of the agricultural landscape for centuries. The ability to keep separate the agricultural products of one farm or ranch from another was critical. In many ways, a fence was the original source verification of farm and ranch produce. Today, ranchers may have very different selection criteria and will pay good money for bulls that are meant to breed their cows. Upon bull turnout, there are no happy faces if a neighbor’s bull is seen in with the cows. The center does not turn bulls out until August 1, but the crew always is on the lookout for rogue bulls. There is no joy in separating unwanted bulls, so good fences make good neighbors. If bulls or cows do not stay put despite all the efforts to repair a fence, they need to be returned home. Stronger fences will keep the cows and bulls where they need to be. However, there may come a point where the more difficult bulls and cows simply need to go the way of market beef. Keeping unwanted genetics at bay or simply not wanting to feed the neighbor’s cattle are the most obvious reasons for good fences. However, there is another reason that often is overlooked, which is keeping unwanted pathogens out of the herd. Pathogens, although smaller than what can be seen by the rancher’s eye, are causative agents of disease. The more common agents are bacteria or viruses. Regardless of what agent, producers do not want them in their herd because these pathogens will spread. However, they generally do not spread easily. The best prevention is to make sure only cattle that are pathogen-free enter the herd. If a producer went through the effort to test the herd for common pathogens and the herd is found to be free of pathogens, then the herd is clean. However, if the herd is pastured next to another herd that has not been tested or may be infected with a pathogen and the fence fails and the cattle are comingled, the herd is no longer considered pathogen-free. Thus, we have the importance of keeping good fences and quickly fixing problems while always remembering: “Good fences make good neighbors!”


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Water—Let’s not take it for granted

By Cyndie Sirekis, director of news service, American Farm Bureau Federation It’s natural to take it for granted, but water is something no one—whether residing in a bustling city or a small rural community—can live without. Americans are the largest water users, per capita, in the world. In terms of groundwater, we use 79.6 billion gallons per day. That’s the equivalent of 2,923 12-oz. cans for every man, woman and child in the nation. Agricultural irrigation is the largest user of groundwater in America at 53.5 billion gallons a day followed by public use via public water systems or private household wells (combined total of 18.3 billion gallons per day). Greater efficiency in either of these areas can lead to considerable savings. Research on water-efficient and drought-resistant crops continues to be an important focus at bio-science companies and universities, with the goal of developing plant varieties capable of producing high yields despite reduced water conditions. As crops that can flourish on less water become readily available to farmers, the demand for water for irrigation will decline. Another way of looking at it is that as agriculture becomes increasingly efficient, more food, fuel and fiber can be produced on less land. At the household level, the greatest amount of water used inside the home occurs in the bathroom. The remainder of indoor water use is divided between clothes washing and kitchen use, including dish washing, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. If you’re wondering how much water your household uses, a free online calculator - http://info.ngwa.org/WaterUseCalc/WaterUseCalc.html - developed by the National Ground Water Association - http://www.ngwa.org/Pages/default.aspx - can help you figure it out. An emerging concern in recent years is the occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water. Much research remains to be done to assess the health risks of trace amounts of these items. Alternative disposal strategies for these substances, other than flushing or washing down sink drains, are increasingly being advocated. Participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Initiative at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/ takeback/index.html for prescription drugs, on October 26, is one option to consider. If you depend on a private well for water, keep in mind that the chemistry of groundwater flowing into a well reflects what’s in the environment. Examples of naturally occurring substances that can present health risks are: micro-organisms (i.e., bacteria, viruses and parasites; these tend to be more common in shallow groundwater); radionuclides (i.e., radium, radon and uranium); and heavy metals (i.e., arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and selenium). It is up to private well owners to make sure their water is safe. If you’re looking for information, Wellowner.org is a concise, online one-stop resource on private water well systems and groundwater.

Researchers study fire ant venom as natural fungicide

By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service Red imported fire ants are named for the fire-like burn of their sting. Now, the same venom that packs such a painful wallop may actually do some good for a change. Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Stoneville, Mississippi, have shown that certain alkaloid compounds in the venom—piperideines and piperdines—can hinder the growth of the crop pathogen Pythium ultimum. Chemical fungicides, delayed plantings and crop rotation are among methods now used to control P. ultimum, which causes damping-off diseases that decay the seed or seedling of vegetable, horticultural and cucurbit crops. Despite such measures, damping-off remains a costly problem, and new approaches are needed, according to Jian Chen, an entomologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. Chen is coinvestigating the potential application of fire ant venom to manage soilborne pathogens like P. ultimum in collaboration with ARS microbiologist Xixuan Jin, and Shezeng Li of the Institute of Plant Protection in Baoding, China. continued on page b18

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Researchers study fire ant venom as natural fungicide continued from page b17

For their studies, conducted at the ARS Biological Control of Pests Research Unit in Stoneville, the researchers used sophisticated extraction techniques to obtain purified amounts of piperideine and piperidine from the venom glands of both red and black imported fire ants, which are considered invasive pests and a dominant species on more than 320 million acres in the South as well as in other states and Puerto Rico. In petri dish trials, the researchers exposed P. ultimum’s threadlike growth form, called “mycelium,” to various concentrations of the alkaloids and monitored the effect on the pathogen’s colony size. Its spore-forming structures, called sporangia, were similarly exposed. The results, reported in the December 2012 issue of Pest Management Science, include significant reductions in the growth and germination of the pathogen’s mycelium. Both alkaloids performed equally well and retained their activity against P. ultimum for up to 12 weeks when stored at room temperature. Additionally, more than 90 percent of sporangia failed to germinate when exposed to the alkaloids at concentrations of 51.2 micrograms per milliliter. Synthetic versions of the alkaloids, called “analogs,” have also inhibited several cultured human fungal pathogens. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester Publications Only) 1. Publication Title

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The deadline for advertising in the November issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be November 1. Phone (406) 279-3291.

ITEMS FOR SALE Ridge Mulcher TD2000 made specifically for pulverizing sod and clumps of dirt or clay, ex county owned, less than 100 hours on machine.... $3900

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

Symons gravel screen/classifier..... .........................................$2900 John Deere 753GL feller buncher with hot saw. Like new undercarriage. Excellent running and working condition..........$87,500

Ford 12-ft. heavy duty disc. Excellent shape.........................$2500

6 wheel hay rake with hydraulic carrier. Like new....................$1350 Sitrex 300 seeder/fer tilizer spreader. New. ................$500

Miller Blue Star ac/dc welder, electric start with new battery, mounted on tires. Runs and welds excellent...................$700

Shafer 3-pt. post pounder, good working order.................... $850

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16 Red Angus heifers born March and April of 2013. Call for more info.

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Possible links between soil characteristics and stroke

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service A preliminary study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers and colleagues suggests that in some parts of South Carolina, the risk of stroke may be linked in part to regional soil characteristics. These findings could provide new leads for investigating factors associated with the incidence of stroke. The research was conducted by Medical University of South Carolina professor Daniel Lackland and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research leader Patrick Hunt, microbiologist Thomas Ducey, and soil scientist Jarrod Miller. The ARS team works at the agency’s Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center in Florence, South Carolina. Retired ARS soil scientist Warren Busscher, who worked at the Florence laboratory, also contributed to the project. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. To identify associations between stroke risk and soil characteristics, the scientists compared 10 years of South Carolina inpatient and emergency room discharge data to information in a state soil database. They found significant correlations between stroke rates, soil depth to water, and soil drainage class. The team then focused their investigation on soil characteristics in South Carolina counties with the 10 highest stroke rates—all within the Coastal Plain—and counties with the 10 lowest stroke rates, all in the Blue Ridge/Piedmont region. Their results indicated that soils with a depth to water table from 20 to 59 inches were correlated with geographic population stroke mortality rates, as were moderately well-drained to poorly-drained soils and strongly acidic soils. They also observed that well-drained soils and soils with a depth to water table below 79 inches had a negative correlation. The moderately well-drained to poorly-drained soils and strongly acidic soil characteristics in the areas of high stroke mortality rates are typically found in Coastal Plain soils. If this correlation of soil characteristics and stroke risks is real, the scientists believe the biological correlates might include the prevalence—or perhaps lack—of specific microbes in the region’s moist, acidic soils, which can be very different from organisms that live in drier, more basic soils. How these soil microbes could specifically affect human health is unknown. But soil biogeochemical characteristics may provide additional information to the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors in explaining the enigma of the Southeastern “stroke belt.” Findings from this research were published in 2012 in The Journal of Environmental Science and Health.

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Boxelder seeds toxic to horses

By NDSU Extension Service Boxelder seeds, if eaten, can cause a fatal condition in horses called seasonal pasture myopathy, or SPM. Horses afflicted with SPM show signs typical of other muscle “tying up” disorders, including reluctance to move, muscle weakness/stiffness, increased periods of lying down (with difficulty getting up), red-brown urine and rapid respiration/difficulty breathing, according Carrie Hammer, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service equine specialist. The disease progresses rapidly, with reports of 75 percent of the horses that develop the condition dying within 72 hours. Recent research at the University of Minnesota established the link between hypoglycin A, a chemical in the boxelder seeds, and the resulting internal problems that end in the death of the animal. Boxelder is a species of maple. “However, many unknowns remain,” Hammer says. “How many seeds does it take to cause problems? Do different horse breeds respond differently? Are there other maple species that have seeds that cause similar problems? Much work remains to find answers to these questions and others.” Despite the potentially deadly impact of this problem, horse owners can minimize the risk to their animals. For example, horses that died from SPM were in highly overgrazed pastures and did not receive additional food, such as hay or grain. “The average horse requires 2 to 3 percent of its body weight in good-quality feed per day,” Hammer says. ”If pasture alone cannot support this level of intake, additional feed should be provided.” One important note is that not all boxelder trees bear seeds, NDSU Extension forester Joe Zeleznik says. Boxelders have separate male and female trees, and the seeds are found only on the females. Horse owners may want to remove the female trees from a pasture or limit their horses’ access to the trees in the fall, the specialists say. “However, eliminating female boxelder trees in a given pasture will not necessarily remove all risk of problems because wind may blow boxelder seeds a long distance,” Zeleznik says. “Also, boxelder trees that are cut down may require an application of a broadleaf herbicide to the stump to reduce or eliminate sprouting from the stump. Follow all label warnings and recommendations when using herbicides.” For more information on SPM, contact your local Extension office or veterinarian.

USDA study shows benefits of weaning calves early

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service It pays to wean calves early when severe weather conditions like drought hinder beef cattle production, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies confirm. During drought, limited forage for livestock grazing can restrict calf growth, resulting in lighter calf weaning weights. Drought may also cause cows to lose body weight, and may weaken their immune functions, reducing their overall health and reproductive performance. Animal scientist Richard Waterman, at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory (LARRL) in Miles City, Montana, examines management options to minimize the effects of severe drought on rangeland livestock production. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Working with local ranchers, Montana State University scientists and American Simmental Association collaborators in Bozeman, Montana, Waterman evaluated the early weaning of beef calves and its impact on cow, heifer, and steer performance. Calves at two locations in Montana—Judith Gap and LARRL—were weaned early at 80 days of age and at the more traditional age of 215 days. Cows that weaned a calf early weighed more and were in better body condition at the start of winter. As a result, the amount of harvested feedstuffs required for cows to maintain satisfactory body weights and condition throughout winter was reduced. Waterman confirmed that early weaning is a viable management option, presents fewer problems and allows producers to better control their production environment. He also continued on page b26

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ARS researchers develop strategies to stop tuberculosis infections

By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Improving tests and vaccination methods are some of the strategies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to overcome obstacles that prevent the eradication of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle worldwide. Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, are developing new methods to prevent and control TB in cattle and white-tailed deer. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Veterinary medical officers Ray Waters and Mitch Palmer and microbiologist Tyler Thacker are collaborating with international groups, other U.S. government agencies, the cattle industry and private companies to combat TB. They are developing better tests to help producers identify and remove TB-infected cattle from herds and keep healthy animals. The tuberculin cattle skin test has helped eradication efforts, but has drawbacks, such as a 72-hour waiting period for results, according to Waters. Interferon-gamma release tests require live white blood cells that must be processed quickly. Traditional serum tests would be more convenient and less expensive. Scientists demonstrated that improved antigens—substances that cause the immune system to produce antibodies against foreign bacteria—are crucial in developing effective serum tests. These findings were instrumental in the recent development of a new serum TB test by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., of Westbrook, Maine. Another type of test, based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of DNA, has been developed by Thacker. The new PCR test detects Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine TB, in fresh tissues. It is quicker, accurate and helps distinguish between M. bovis and environmental mycobacteria, which can cause false-positive results. Scientists also tested a century-old TB vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), in deer. Palmer and his colleagues fed a BCG oral bait vaccine to captive deer and examined them one to 12 months later to determine how long the vaccine remained in the deer. BCG was not detected in deer given a standard dose. Deer that received elevated dosages—10 times the standard—had traces of BCG in lymph nodes and other tissues not commonly used for food. The vaccine was never found in common cuts of deer meat in any of the safety experiments. ##### Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy.


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BeefTalk: Positive outcomes of May calving in N.D.

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service timely fashion. The conversion of the cows Is $300 worth discussing during coffee? to the May calving program was accomSome time ago, the Dickinson Research Explished by maintaining the current cows, tension Center decided change was needed. while culling open or late cows. However, Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps it was the data only suggests that historical cullthe industry or perhaps it simply was a need ing patterns were maintained, so the timely to search new paths because of the constant calving dates were not a function of culling evolution of people and their desires. Whatlate-bred cows. ever the reason, the center changed. The point is that the cows bred quickly. The cattle industry could be considered a mature industry because the models for That is a plus and certainly worth discussing. production are fairly well known. However, Again, 90 percent of the cows that calved the implementation of those production conceived within 21 days of bull turnout. If models is dependent on the producer. Each that trend continues, that would be a very producer sorts through the various managepositive effect of later calving. ment and geThat trait netic options alone should to select the keep beef probest producducers pontion model for dering later the demands calving. The of his or her concern aloperation. ways will be Was it the about sumright decimer heat dursion for the ing breeding. center? Cattle Bull fertility systems take is known to be years to implement and evaluate, but some impacted by high temperatures but, at least early thoughts are starting to percolate. for this past year, the bulls got the cows bred. What system is good? Was the change the The other significant piece of informaright one? tion that seems to reflect positively on In the production world, the North Dacalving later is the $300 spread in return to kota Beef Cattle Improvement Association the producer. In preparation for the switch has utilized CHAPS through the North Dain calving time, the center, for the past two kota State University Extension Service to years, treated the March through April borne evaluate cow-calf production values. The ascalves as grass cattle. The spread was in sumption is that the industry hovers around favor of those calves that were summered management practices that are doable and as yearlings and then moved to the feedlot can make some money. in early fall. No management scheme is perfect. HowTwo good points as the center reflects on ever, by pooling the data from several herds, the change in calving date: There was an apthe average of the group should be reflective parent positive impact on cow reproduction of acceptable and doable values for the traits and bull breeding performance. Also, those that are reviewed. The benchmarks are precalves held over for grass and annual crop sented yearly as composite five-year rolling grazing the following spring and summer values. The benchmarks provide the industry before going to the feedlot in the fall brought with some typical values to evaluate against home more dollars than if backgrounding an individual’s operation. them in the winter and going to the feedlot If we were to gauge some of our current in the spring. production against the standard benchmark Keep in mind that there are lots of ways data, reproduction is the trait that stands out. to play a piano. Most common pianos have The CHAPS benchmark for the number of 88 keys, so the assortment of music that can calves born within the first 21 days is 63.4 be heard is unlimited. Cattle production is percent, while the number of calves born no different. One can make good music and within 42 days from the start of the calving raise good beef by combining the various season is 88.8 percent. inputs that are available. What works for one This was the second year that the center producer may not always work for the next has calved in May. For the center, 89.2 perproducer. However, both systems can work. cent of the cows calved within the first 21 When the center switched to May calving, days of the calving season and 99.6 percent the resources were not available to evaluate calved within 42 days from the start of the and formulate a large study to measure the calving season. effects of different calving seasons. HowThe bulls were turned out on Aug. 1, ever, through good, sound benchmarks and 2012, and the start of the calving season was thought, one does know what is working. set at May 10, which was 283 days following May you find all your ear tags. the bull turnout. May 31 was considered the For more information, contact Ringwall end of the first 21 days of the calving season at 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601, and June 21 was considered the end of the or go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/colfirst 42 days of the calving season. umns/beeftalk/. The cows were expected to rebreed in a

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Helping agriculture related start-up businesses get unstuck is the primary role of the four geographical centers that make up Montana’s Food and Agriculture Development Network. There are many ways entrepreneurs can get “stuck” trying to convert their dreams into successful businesses, says Collin Watters, Agricultural Marketing and Business Development Bureau chief for the Montana Department of Agriculture. Individuals might lack the knowledge to devise a business plan or determine if their goal is likely to succeed. They might need guidance with rules and practices needed to safely produce a food item, label it properly and bring it to market. Hiring and other aspects of turning a small business into a larger one all may pose sticking points. Regional development corporations in Butte, Havre, Joliet and Ronan recently signed contracts to continue their work on these and other issues with new and expanding ag-related businesses. “One of the best ways we can create jobs and help Montana’s rural communities and farmers thrive is by is by supporting the production of more food products here in Montana,” said Governor Steve Bullock. “Whether it’s in our schools, colleges, restaurants or our own kitchens, we all want to support Montana farmers and ranchers by eating items grown and raised here in the state.” The 2013 Montana Legislature funded the Food and Agricultural Development Network of four centers at $300,000 per year for the next two years. Farm-to-school suppliers include Bausch Potatoes of Whitehall, which processes and distributes hash browns and fries to schools and restaurants, and White’s Wholesale Meats of Ronan, and Western Meat & Sausage Block of Butte, which process Montana beef into hamburger patties for customers including schools and universities. “With the help of Headwaters’ Food and Ag Center, we’ve been able to apply for a Growth Through Agriculture grant, which enabled us to purchase a new patty machine and a new labeling scale” needed to meet the needs of institutional

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Network assists local food entrepreneurs continued from page b25

markets, said Chad Carpenter of Western Meat & Sausage. Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development Corporation of Butte is one of a dozen regional development corporations serving multi-county regions of Montana. Four of those were selected through a competitive process to also provide clients with expertise and services specific to startup businesses in food and farm-based energy requirements. The other three service providers are Beartooth RC&D of Joliet, Bearpaw Development Corporation of Havre and Lake County Community Development of Ronan. Lake County’s Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center has provided services to emerging food businesses, including trainings and the availability of a commercial kitchen and equipment to test new recipes and make commercial-scale products, for more than 20 years. A food incubation center like Mission Mountain can never be financially self-supporting if its focus is helping new businesses, said Jan Tusick, Center Director, and Lake County Community Development Corp and the center were glad to partner with the state’s Food & Ag Development Network when it was funded by the Montana Legislature starting in 2009. Tusick earned an agricultural sciences degree at California Polytechnic State University and raises sheep with her husband in her spare time. “The biggest reward is when business owners can overcome things that are standing in their way -- whether state or federal requirements, food sanitary rules, lack of capital... They’re so thankful when things work out,” said Joel Bertolino, the Beartooth center director and also a fourth generation rancher near Roberts, Mont. Detailed financial planning is essential for start-up businesses, and sometimes people with very good product ideas don’t spend enough time thinking through the financial aspects, according to Tiffany Melby of the Bear Paw Food & Ag Development Center. “I really enjoy guiding clients through the process,” said Melby, who worked for Farm Credit Services before getting her master’s in business administration from the University of Montana. The diversity of products and needs of the Food and Ag Development Network clients is energizing for Joe Willauer of the Headwaters center in Butte. “The amount of passion, drive and determination shown by our clients makes me excited to help them with their business,” said Willauer, who holds a degree in urban and regional planning but grew up surrounded by agriculture. The four centers offer varied services. Bear Paw, for example, works closely with MSU Northern and its emphasis on alternative energy technology. The centers strive to meet common needs such as helping food businesses comply with the new federal Food Safety Modernization Act, and they rely on a network of contacts to bring in outside help when needed to enable clients to become more efficient or solve problems unique to their product. It’s all part of helping fledgling businesses get unstuck to keep more of our food dollars and food processing jobs here in Montana.

USDA study shows benefits of weaning calves early contiinued from page b21

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demonstrated that early weaning increases the likelihood that heifers will become pregnant on time in the following breeding season. Additional studies showed that early-weaned steers reached maturity sooner than traditionally weaned steers when body weight gain, feedlot performance and carcass traits were measured. Waterman noted that management of early-weaned steers can directly impact how they grade at harvest. In some cases, early-weaned steers had poorer USDA yield grades because carcasses were too fat. However, Waterman demonstrated that producers can maximize carcass value of early-weaned steers if animals are identified before they enter the feedlot and then harvested at an earlier age. ##### “Okay, Penny,” said Mom, “we’re going to get our nails done and then go out to lunch.” “But why, Mom? You said we could get lunch first!” “I’ve changed my mind.” “Oh,” said Penny. “Does it work better now?”


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2011 Case IH PH800 Precision 70-ft. fold back drill, 12” spacing, Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., double shoot, Dutch carbon knives, 3” steel 430 bushel tow between cart................................... $169,000 packers, 2320 tow between....................................... $38,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 12” spacing heavy shank, 51/2” rubber Bourgault 3710-60 no till disc drill.....................................CALL packers, stealth openers, 2340 tow behind, 2320 tow behind. .................................................................................. $55,000

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USED SPRAYERS

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

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

USED COMBINE INVENTORY & HEADERS

2012 Case 8230’s luxury cab, chopper, long auger....Coming In 2012 Case IH 7230 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, power mirrors, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging..$307,000 2011 Case IH 7120 luxury cab, rock trap, long auger, chopper, HID lighting, yield/moisture logging......................... $282,000 2011 Case IH 7120 586 rotor hours, rock trap, long unload auger, chopper, monitor, yield/moisture............................. $262,000 2009 Case IH 7120 Pro 600 monitor, chopper, long auger, 780 hours........................................................................ $235,000 Case IH 2588 764 rotor hours, yield/moisture, chopper, AFX rotor, HID lights, long auger, rear weights......................... $194,500 2006 Case IH 2388 900 rotor hours, long auger, yield/moisture, nice.......................................................................... $120,000 Case IH 2388 2676 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, Trimble EZ steer, 500 monitor.................................... $95,000 Case IH 2388 3100 separator hours, chopper, hopper extension, long unload auger, yield/moisture monitor................. $90,000 1996 Case IH 2188 2361 rotor hours, yield/moisture, 30.5x32 drive tires, hopper topper, long auger........................ $69,900 1996 Case IH 2188 2896 rotor hours, rock trap, 30.5x32 drive tires........................................................................... $49,500 1989 Case IH 1660 24.5x32 tires, reverser, 3400 hours.$18,000 Case IH 1680, chopper, rock trap, long unload auger................. . ........................................................Make Reasonable Offer John Deere 9600 3217 hours, chopper rock trap.......... $55,000 Case IH 2042 36-ft. header with factory transport.......... $28,000 Case IH 1020 flex header with regular reel and Crary air reel, transport trailer.......................................................... $16,000 1989 Case IH 1010 header, bat reel................................. $4000 2006 Honey Bee SP36 ................................................. $35,000

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2010 Case 445S3 skid steer, cab with air, heat, radio, heated air ride seat, electric connector, hi-flow, 183 hours........ $42,000 Bourgault 6700ST tow behind cart, 700 bushel conveyor to fill, and elevator lift for tote bags................................... $360,000

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Judicious use of antibiotics-What does this mean? By Dr. Michelle Arnold, Large Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary strategy to promote the judicious (appropriate) use in food-producing animals of antibiotics that are important in treating humans. The goal of the strategy is to protect public health and help curb the development of resistant drugs and in turn help to reduce the number of infections in humans that are difficult to treat because existing antibiotics have become ineffective. A public meeting was held at Western Kentucky University on April 9, 2013 to “provide an opportunity for public dialogue and feedback on challenges faced by the animal agriculture industry and practicing veterinarians as FDA implements its initiative for the judicious use of medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed or drinking water of food-producing animals.” This meeting was offered because FDA is seeking input as it moves ahead with its strategy to promote the judicious use in food-producing animals of antibiotics that are important in treating humans. This three-pronged approach includes: • Issuing a guidance for industry (Guidance #209), entitled “Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobials in Food Producing Animals,” which establishes a framework for phasing out production uses (growth promotion and feed efficiency) of antimicrobials important in treating humans, and phasing in veterinary oversight of the remaining therapeutic uses of such drugs. This GFI was finalized on April 11, 2012 and can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM216936.pdf • Issuing a draft guidance (Guidance #213) that will help drug companies voluntarily revise product labels to remove production uses (feed efficiency and growth promotion) and add instead disease prevention, control, and treatment uses. This guidance document also advises companies on how to voluntarily change the marketing status of these medically important antimicrobials to include veterinary oversight or supervision. • Providing draft text for a proposed regulation intended to improve the efficiency and practicality of existing Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requirements. VFD drugs are drugs intended for use in or on animal feed which are limited to use under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Which drugs currently used in food animals are the focus of FDA’s strategy? The voluntary strategy is primarily focused on medically important antimicrobial drugs that: • Were approved prior to the issuance of Guidance 152, Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs with Regard to Their Microbiological Effects on Bacteria of Human Health Concern, which was published in October 2003. • Are used in food-producing animals to increase feed efficiency and promote growth; • Are available over-the-counter (OTC), and therefore, can be given without a veterinarian’s involvement; and • Are given continuously through the feed or water to entire herds or flocks of animals. A list of antimicrobial drugs FDA considers medically-important are listed in Appendix A of Guidance for Industry #152. Interestingly, we have several growth promotion products in the cattle industry that are not listed in Appendix A. Bacitracin, bambermycins (Gainpro®), laidlomycin (Cattlyst®), and ionophores (such as Rumensin®) are not affected by this GFI. The complete GFI can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM052519.pdf

What is “Judicious Use”? “Judicious use” is using a drug appropriately and only when necessary. The development of resistance to medically important drugs, and the resulting loss of their effectiveness, poses a serious public health threat. Misuse and overuse of antimicrobial drugs creates selective pressure that allows resistant bacteria (the “bad bugs”) to increase in numbers faster than susceptible bacteria and can transfer through the food chain to humans, increasing the opportunity for individuals to become infected by resistant bacteria. This could potentially result in treatment failure or a prolonged course of disease in a human patient because the antibiotics routinely used for that condition were not effective (for example: methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus or MRSA). Because antibiotic overuse contributes to the formation of drug resistant organisms, these important drugs must be used carefully in both animal and human medicine to slow the development of resistance. The Judicious Use Guidance (GFI #209) provides two recommended principles regarding the appropriate use of drugs: (1) Limit medically important antimicrobial drugs to uses in animals that are considered necessary for assuring animal health, and (2) Limit medically important antimicrobial drugs to uses in animals that include veterinary oversight or consultation. Regarding Principle 1, FDA considers uses that are associated with the treatment, control, and prevention of specific diseases to be necessary for assuring the health of food-producing animals. In contrast, “production uses” are not directed at any specifically identified disease, but rather are used for enhancing the production of animal-derived products. FDA believes that production use indications such as “increased rate of weight gain” or “improved feed efficiency” are no longer appropriate for medically important antimicrobial drugs. Because drugs given in feed or water are often administered to entire herds or flocks of food-producing animals for production purposes, this poses a higher risk to public health than the administration of these drugs to individual animals or targeted groups of animals to prevent, control, or treat specific diseases. For that reason, this guidance is focused on antibiotics that are approved for use in the feed or water of foodproducing animals. Why is veterinary oversight necessary? Prior to 1993, most drugs given in feed and water were approved for over-the-counter use in food-producing animals. At that time, the methods used by FDA to assess food safety aspects of new animal drug applications were not as rigorous as those used today, in part because less scientific data was available about the public health ramifications of antimicrobial resistance. However, as time passed and data has accumulated, all antimicrobial new animal drugs for use in food producing animals approved by the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) since 1993 have been labeled with prescription (Rx) or VFD marketing status, with the exception of generic copies of existing over-the-counter (OTC) products. This shift to requiring veterinary oversight was viewed as an important step to slow the food safety risks potentially caused by the use of new animal drugs, particularly for those drugs considered to be medically important. Based on the available scientific evidence, FDA believes that the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs intended for use in food-producing animals should involve the scientific and clinical training of a licensed veterinarian. This is because judicious use involves accurately identifying bacterial disease that is present or likely to be present and selecting the suitable antimicrobial drug. Veteri-

narians are uniquely qualified to determine which specific disease causing organisms are likely to be present and to determine appropriately timed administration of medication relative to the disease. The decision to use a specific approved drug or combination drug is based on factors such as the mode of antibacterial action, drug distribution in specific tissues, and the duration of effective drug levels at the site of infection. In the case of prevention, judicious use includes the ability to consider all relevant factors in order to determine the risk of developing a specific bacterial disease. Timeline for Implementation? Once the final version of Guidance #213 is finalized, FDA intends to monitor the progress of its strategy for the voluntary adoption of the changes outlined, including the progress of measures intended to make an orderly and relatively smooth transition. This final guidance simply represents the FDA’s “current thinking” regarding antimicrobial drugs and contains “nonbinding recommendations” so adoption of these practices by drug companies is considered voluntary. After 3 years, FDA will evaluate the rate of voluntary adoption of the proposed changes across affected products. The agency will then consider further action as warranted in accordance with existing provisions of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act for addressing matters related to the safety of approved new animal drugs. Developing strategies for reducing antimicrobial resistance is critically important for protecting both public and animal health. Collaboration involving the public, the public health, animal health, and animal agriculture communities is needed to assure that the public health is protected while also assuring that such strategies are feasible and that the health needs of animals are addressed. It is critically important to remember the benefits of using antibiotics in food animal production and the adverse effects that would result from their removal. FDA recognizes that it is important to work with the veterinary and animal producer communities to ensure that their concerns are taken into consideration as these changes are implemented. FDA is very interested in receiving comments on the practical implications of these changes for animal producers, particularly those with smaller operations in remote locations. The agency is also interested in receiving input on how impacts or disruptions to animal producers could be minimized and the economic effects that may result from the adoption of the practices set out in this Guidance. Submit comments on the draft guidance (GFI #213) by the date provided in the Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the draft guidance. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http:// www.regulations.gov. You should identify all comments with the docket number listed in the notice of availability that publishes in the Federal Register. For further information regarding this document, contact William T. Flynn, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-1), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-9084. E-mail: william. flynn@fda.hhs.gov. Additional copies of this guidance document may be requested from the Communications Staff (HFV-12), Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, and may be viewed on the Internet at either http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/ GuidanceforIndustry/default.htm or http://www. regulations.gov.


2013/14 crop quality information

While U.S. farmers have nearly completed their harvests, USW continues working with its partners to gather and test wheat samples. Before preparing a comprehensive Crop Quality Report and sharing new data at its annual Crop Quality Seminars (contact your local USW office for more information), USW posts a weekly update by class every Friday in its Harvest Report at http://www.uswheat.org/reports/harvest. Here is a look at average quality results so far. Soft Red Winter (SRW). The August 22 issue of Wheat Letter included the initial draft of the 2013 Soft Red Winter Wheat Quality Survey. USW made a few corrections to that report including slight reductions in DON levels and a corrected alveograph W value chart on page 19. USW has posted the revised report on its website at http://www.uswheat.org/ reports/cropQuality. Hard Red Winter (HRW). Even with delays last week because of rain in the northern plains, the 2013 HRW harvest is rapidly winding down, with only 17 percent of the North Dakota crop still in the field as of August 30. USW expects to report results from about 500 total samples and has analyzed 414 so far. It appears extreme drought and multiple freeze events in much of the southern and central plains affected average test weight, kernel diameter and shrunken and broken percentage. Averages for these three factors are below the five-year averages and the averages for the 2012/13 HRW crop. The average grade for the crop is No. 2 HRW. However, with a falling number average of 423 seconds, the crop is sound. Most of the test samples graded above 11.6% protein (12% moisture), and the average protein to date of 13.1% is well above average. Lab analysis also shows average dough functionality and baking performance are generally good in this year’s crop. Hard Red Spring (HRS). While HRS harvest is well behind the very early cuttings last year, good recent progress puts farmers only just behind the five-year harvest average. With about 30 percent of expected samples collected and analyzed, average HRS protein is 13.9%, lower than last year’s final average of 14.6%. Test weight average of 62.4 lb/ bu (82.0 kg/hl) is much higher than last year’s final average of 60.9 lb/bu (80.1 kg/hl). Average falling number of 420 seconds indicates a sound crop at this time. With average vitreous kernel content of 85% so far, the average grade of the crop is No. 1 DNS (dark northern spring). For more information, visit http://bit.ly/kSEea9. Soft White (SW). Only a relatively small amount of SW wheat remains standing in fields in Washington and Oregon as of August 30. This week’s weighted averages indicate moisture content at 8.7% compared to the 2012/13 average of 9.5%. Average protein of 10.1% (12% moisture) is slightly higher than in 2012/13. With average falling number of 328 seconds, the test samples indicate a sound crop. A test weight average to data of 60.7 lb/bu (79.8 kg/hl) is slightly less than the 61.0 lb/bu (80.3 kg/hl) average in last year’s crop. To date, the average crop grade is No. 1 SW.

Recipe for HLB-affected citrus: Apply heat—lots of it

By Dennis O-Brien, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are literally turning up the heat on citrus greening as part of new technology they’ve developed to control this devastating disease that threatens the Florida citrus industry. Citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), is the most serious threat to the Florida citrus industry in its history. It’s costing the industry millions in losses each year, and there is no known cure for HLB and no commercially viable, effective treatments. But USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Fort Pierce, Florida, have found that heating potted citrus seedlings in growth chambers can rid seedlings of HLB symptoms. What’s more, encasing infected trees in plastic tents to heat them in the sun also can prolong their productivity, according to Yongping Duan, an ARS plant pathologist at Fort Pierce. ARS is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports the USDA goal of promoting international food security. Duan and his colleagues at the ARS U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory exposed HLB-infected citrus seedlings to different levels of heat in growth chambers for periods continued on page c2

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USED GRAIN AUGERS

Brandt 61x10 mechanical drive. Blue.... ....................................................$5500 Westfield MKX 74x13. New series with electric powerswing. One season........... .................................................$18,500 Westfield 71x13 mechanical drive......... ....................................................$7500

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Limited Sahara, 49,000 miles. Very nice, salvage title. 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, 78,000 miles.

2008 GMC Acadia AWD, V6, automatic, cloth interior, 84,000 miles.

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 crew cab, short box, 6.0L, automatic, work truck package, 19,300 miles.

2010 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT 4x4, crew cab, short box, Duramax, Allison, leather, navigation, running boards, turnover ball, spray-in bedliner. High miles, very clean.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4, 5.3L V8, extended cab, long box, 11,000 miles. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4x4, extended cab, long box, Duramax, Allison transmission.

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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT AWD, 7 passenger seating.

2008 Chevrolet Impala LT, heated leather, 80,000 miles. Excellent. 2005 Ford Five Hundred AWD, 4-door, leather seats. Very clean.

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

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AIR SEEDER & TRACTOR FOR SALE Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. 12” spacing air seeder, double shoot, 1720 tow between tank. Versatile 950 Series II 4WD tractor. 5597 hours

Phone (406) 355-4426, Rudyard, Montana

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U.S. grain stocks down from September 2012

Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2013 totaled 824 million bushels, down 17 percent from September 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 275 million bushels are stored on farms, down 12 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 549 million bushels, are down 19 percent from a year ago. The June - August 2013 indicated disappearance is 1.94 billion bushels, compared with 2.16 billion bushels during the same period last year. Old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2013 totaled 141 million bushels, down 17 percent from September 1, 2012. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 39.6 million bushels, up 3 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 101 million bushels, are down 23 percent from last September. Indicated disappearance for June - August 2013 totaled 294 million bushels, down 41 percent from the same period a year earlier. Based on an analysis of end-of-marketing year stock estimates, disappearance data for exports and crushings, and farm program administrative data, the 2012 soybean production is revised to 3.03 billion bushels, up 18.6 million bushels from the previous estimate. Planted area is unchanged, but harvested area is revised up 60,000 acres to 76.2 million acres. The 2012 yield, at 39.8 bushels per acre, is up 0.2 bushel from the previous estimate. A table with 2012 acreage, yield, and production estimates by States is included on page 17 of this report. All wheat stored in all positions on September 1, 2013 totaled 1.85 billion bushels, down 12 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 547 million bushels, down 5 percent from last September. Off-farm stocks, at 1.31 billion bushels, are down 15 percent from a year ago. The June - August 2013 indicated disappearance is 991 million bushels, up 10 percent from the same period a year earlier. Durum wheat stocks in all positions on September 1, 2013 totaled 66.8 million bushels, down 2 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 42.4 million bushels, are down 3 percent from September 1, 2012. Off-farm stocks totaled 24.4 million bushels, down 2 percent from a year ago. The June - August 2013 indicated disappearance of 17.8 million bushels is down 55 percent from the same period a year earlier. Barley stocks in all positions on September 1, 2013 totaled 196 million bushels, down slightly from September 1, 2012. On-farm stocks are estimated at 106 million bushels, 5 percent below a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 90.8 million bushels, are 7 percent above September 2012. The June August 2013 indicated disappearance is 99.0 million bushels, 19 percent above the same period a year earlier. For a full copy of the report please visit www.nass.usda. gov.

Recipe for HLB-affected citrus: Apply heat—lots of it CONTINUED FROM PAGE C1

ranging from two to 10 days to evaluate its effects. The seedlings were about 2.5 years old, about two feet tall, and were grown in one-gallon containers. They were heated to constant temperatures of 104 degrees, 107 degrees, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Fluorescent lamps provided light for 12-hour “day-time” cycles, and were turned off for the same lengths each “night.” Infection levels were measured a week before heat treatments began, and again 30 days, 60 days, and 270 days after the treatments ended. The results, published in the journal Phytopathology, showed that exposing citrus seedlings to a minimum of 48 hours of temperatures of 104 to 107 degrees Fahrenheit significantly reduced and often eliminated HLB infection. Monitoring showed the effects can last for at least two years. In a separate field study, the researchers encased infected trees in opaque, plastic PVC “tents” to heat them up for about a week, then removed the tents and trimmed the top 10 or 12 inches of the trees that were “browned up” by the solar heat. Preliminary results show that the solar heat triggered disease remission and prolonged the trees’ productivity. Applying heat by increasing the ambient temperature seems to work best in nurseries and greenhouses with constant temperature if the infection is in its early stages and hasn’t yet reached the plant roots, according to Duan. Additionally, heating trees in solar tents may offer relief to some growers whose citrus groves are being devastated.


New maps show the way for rangeland management

By Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service A new tool for guiding decisions about rangeland restoration is now available, thanks to mapping innovations developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Brandon Bestelmeyer and others used a variety of ecological data to map environmental factors that affect landscape restoration efforts. The finished maps are called “ecological state” maps. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports the USDA priority of responding to climate change. Bestelmeyer’s team paired soils data and vegetation maps with state-and-transition models (STMs) to generate science-based assessments of rangeland conditions across landscapes. STMs describe the types of plant communities that can occur on a specific soil type. Sometimes beneficial plant communities have persisted despite environmental challenges. Other times these plant

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Ag economics alumni advice to students: Internships

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Alumni of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Department of Agricultural Economics recommended today’s students “aggressively pursue internships,” according to a survey. The department surveyed 2,899 alumni and received 789 responses. The alumni answered the question “What advice would you give our students that wanted to follow your career choice?” The most common answer was “work internships.” “The advice from many of the respondents was for students to aggressively pursue internships, to serve as many as possible, in as many fields with as many different types of companies as they can,” said Larry Van Tassell, head of the Department of Agricultural Economics. “In fact, many expressed internships were beneficial enough that students should work for free, if necessary.” Many responders said that internships helped with networking. “Relationships developed during internships were not only valuable in landing the first job for many alumni, but formed associations that remained just as strong and important many years later,” Van Tassell said. Other advice included encouraging students to intern outside of Nebraska and to get work experience before returning to family farms. Of the respondents that graduated after 2000, 44 percent did not serve an internship, 26 percent served one internship and 29 percent served at least two internships. “Internships are becoming increasingly popular; a significantly greater number of internships are utilized by students graduating after 2000, as any time period before,” Van Tassell said. Alumni also advised students to participate in extracurricular activities and to take leadership roles in these activities. Of those graduating since 2000, 75 percent of alumni participated in at least one club or organization, with 14 percent participating in more than three. Fewer than 50 percent of alumni served in a leadership capacity. Nearly all of the respondents that participated in more than three clubs or organizations held leadership positions in three or more of those organizations. “A number of respondents lamented they did not take advantage of campus activities and clubs, but instead chose to spend their time working on their family operations they intended to return to,” Van Tassell said. “They felt they forfeited opportunities to network and develop relationships that they could have drawn on throughout their careers.”

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BeefTalk: 1 percent is good money spent to protect calves

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Cost versus income always is key, but cost versus prevention also is important. In other words, producers spend money to make money and spend money to protect money. Both costs are relevant. In reviewing the Dickinson Research Extension Center’s calf vaccinations, the calves were vaccinated during early summer to protect against the common pathogens that like to kill calves. Of the two vaccinations, one cost $3.20 per calf and the other 86 cents for a total of $4.06. These same calves will receive a booster vaccination prior to weaning, which will be followed by a weaning booster. Those two may be delayed depending on the location of the calves and how convenient or accessible the calves are. Either way, they will get a second and third booster. The level of protection and efficacy of the vaccination will vary depending on how the calves are managed and handled throughout the preweaning, weaning and postweaning period. The less stress, the better. The appropriate vaccination program should be chosen in consultation with a veterinarian and designed to match the producer’s marketing protocols. The center maintains and overwinters all calves, thus the desire to achieve maximum immune response to the veterinarian’s recommended vaccinations. These vaccinations provide protection against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus, bovine viral diarrhea type II and bovine respiratory syncytial virus. These vaccines also aid in the control of bovine viral diarrhea type I and bovine parainfluenza 3 virus, as well as bacterial agents pasteurella haemolytica and pasteurella multocida. The clostridial bacterin-toxoid includes blackleg caused by clostridium chauvoei; malignant edema caused by Cl. septicum; black disease caused by Cl. novyi; gas-gangrene caused by Cl. sordellii; and enterotoxemia and enteritis caused by Cl. perfringens types C and D, plus histophilus (haemophilus) somnus. The total bill for this protection would be $12.18 but offers protection to a calf that has a value of $1,000 or more. In simple terms, a little more than 1.2 percent of the value of the calf is invested in preventive vaccinations. Put another way, the money invested in 100 calves will pay for itself by saving one calf. Unfortunately, pathogens generally are not very kind and can kill one calf or multiple calves from the inventory. Also, if a pen of calves quits gaining weight at 2.5 pounds per day, the producer still losses the equivalent of a calf every four days. A pen of sick calves is not a desired outcome to weaning. However, many producers still choose not to vaccinate. Granted, the costs are more than product costs because labor and handling are not cheap, either. However, in the big picture, the cost of prevention is critical to lower the risks and protect assets. Because the center maintains calves into the following grazing season, additional protection is given as the calves complete their winter phase. Protection against anthrax was 74 cents, pinkeye protection was 94 cents and foot rot protection was $1.18. By the time the yearlings are settled, each calf has an additional $2.86 in vaccination costs, which brings the total for this year to $15.04. As the center starts to make arrangements for pulling the yearlings in for finishing, yearling values are $1,300 to $1,400 per head, so now the total vaccination costs are 1.1 percent of the value of each calf. Depending on how an operation is managed, the opportunity to vaccinate may not always be obvious. However, managers need to ask: If the cattle are available and being handled, would that time be appropriate to add a vaccine to the daily work protocol to add some health protection? By combining activities and taking advantage of cattle movement, added protection from aggressive pathogens can make for a better cattle operation. How much better? One really never knows because it is unknown what pathogens are present and at what level or force they are ready to attack. Stressed cattle with poor immune systems will succumb to pathogens quickly, while a set of unstressed cattle may not show ill effects, given the same exposure to the pathogens, but may slow down gaining weight to bolster their immune defenses. A set of unstressed, fully vaccinated cattle may not even notice the exposure because their immune systems already are up and established. The bottom line is that investing 1 percent of a calf’s value for protection against pathogens makes good cow sense.


Making a “premium” calf

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service What makes a premium calf? There are six steps to placing premium calves that excel on the market: superior genetics, sound management, preconditioning, tag identification and certification, plus a good marketing strategy. The order of the steps is not as important as doing the steps. The first point is superior genetics. Calves are a product of a producer’s genetic program. The days have long passed when producers simply eyeball and guess what the genetic package is. The appropriate mix of growth and carcass genes that are achieved through proven sires is critical. A calf only will be what its genes allow it to be. In the current world, fast-growing calves that have the genes to grade Choice and offer the feedlot some flexibility in marketing a very lean, heavy carcass would be very desirable. The second point is sound management. As a buyer who is about to write a check for $900 calves, there is an expectation that these calves have been under the care of a good manager. It’s not in the bold print; it’s the fine print that acknowledges the presence of a good manager. A manager is someone who conducts business in a professional manner, pays attention to detail, has a broad grasp of the industry, has positive people skills, guides those who are supervised, and knows how to document and sell a program. The third point is to have the calves preconditioned. Preconditioned calves are products of a complete health management program designed to minimize risk as the calves leave the home ranch to travel through the marketing channels and arrive at a backgrounder or feedlot. These calves must be accustomed to water troughs, feed bunks and timely vaccinations using recommended vaccines, treated for applicable parasites and fully processed (castration and dehorning). The fourth point is tag identification. Calves need to be identified by a tag or a similar form of identification to allow for the proper acknowledgment of who that calf is. Not all calves are the same, and all calves do not measure up to standards. Those that do must be identified or, once unloaded into a pen of similar-colored calves, they all become average. The fifth point is very much tied to the fourth point. Cattle

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that are seeking a premium must be certified and acknowledged as to who they are. The challenge is not a simple one. As the market gets more technical, the challenge becomes even greater. However, the difficulty does not remove the need to certify who the calf is. Call it the difference between generic versus name- brand marketing. The difference is in the name. Point six is a good marketing strategy. Many would put this point as No. 1. However, endurance in a good marketing strategy depends on having a calf that has superior genetics, represents sound management practices and is preconditioned, tag identified and certified. The process of getting calves ready for market and capturing the available market dollars is not simple. In days past, calves usually were not handled or worked prior to shipping in the fall. Instead, they were gathered, sorted and hauled directly to the auction barn. Calves would not be separated from their mothers prior to the sale, so the bawling of freshly weaned calves echoed from the local sale barns. These calves did well, and many returned to the countryside for a more leisurely feeding period in smaller lots or pastures. Today, the table has turned. Many calves compete to go directly to backgrounder lots or feed yards that are aggressively searching for feeder calves. In many ways, this final step is the culmination of genetic selection for growth and associated profitable carcass traits, the management needed to bring together the calves and crops produced, and the skills to gauge the availability of reasonably priced feed grains in sufficient quantities that facilitate the operation of large feed yards. The demand is there. However, to stand at the entrance of a larger feedlot, with the constant flow of semi trucks loaded with feed or loaded with calves, and be able to say that I got my calves marketed right is tough. However, it can be done, as buyers have a few select orders that would offer a premium to fill a load or two of similar types of calves that truly are indicative of a premium. Go for it because it can be done. Do not give into the mediocre. Instead, aggressively market your premium calves that excel through superior genetics and sound management, and are preconditioned, tag identified and certified to be the best there is. You can do it. May you find all your ear tags.

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1994 Top Kick diesel chassis, Budweiser 1991 Top Kick tandem snow plow dump truck, orange 1988 7000 single axle diesel chassis, 120 CA, white 1988 7000 single axle diesel chassis, 102 CA, white 1980 7000 grease rack truck, blue

Chevrolet Trucks

1992 Kodiak single axle diesel chassis, white

Semi Trailers

1991 Kentucky 48-ft. tri axle van 1990 Theurer 48-ft. x 102” dry van 1988 Trail King 40 ton tri axle machinery trailer

Consignment Corner 1997 Peterbilt 377 tractor, blue 1993 Kenworth T600 tractor, blue 1979 International 4070 cabover, tandem tractor, green 1972 International 1600 2000 gallon fuel truck, red 1969 Chevrolet C50 16-ft. flatbed with lift gate, green

TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE!

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2006 John Deere 4920 sprayer. 2100 hours. #708067.$175,000

2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 1370 hours. #708056........... $87,000

2002 Case IH MX270 5200 hours. #708052...................... $78,500

2012 Case IH 8230 combine. 305 hours. #708060......... $335,000

2009 Case IH WRX301 rake. #708054...................... $12,500

2012 Case IH 8230 combine. 280 hours. #708061......... $335,000

2011 Case IH WD2303 windrower, 430 hours. #708053..$103,000

2010 Case IH Farmall 105U 736 hours. #708055........... $49,000

Morris Maxim air cart. #708049... 2002 John Deere 7810 5000 hours. #708051........... $74,000 . .................................. $38,500

2010 Case IH Puma 155 650 hours. #708071......... $119,000

2007 New Holland SF216 sprayer. #708063... . .................................................... $43,000 Case IH SRX160 sprayer. #700778..... $28,000 2010 Case IH SPX3330 self-propelled sprayer. #700784...................................... $247,000 2011 Case IH SPX4420 self-propelled sprayer. 654 hours. #703978.................... $282,500 1997 Case IH 2188 combine. 3104 hours. #700781........................................ $63,000 1995 Case IH 2188 combine. 3413 hours. #703977........................................ $47,800 2001 Case IH 2388 combine. 2430 hours. #703976........................................ $87,000

2011 Case IH 7120 combine, 640 hours. #700775...................................... $292,000 2010 Case IH 7120 combine, 1035 hours. #700776...................................... $274,000 2009 Case IH 7120 combine, 867 hours. #700785...................................... $239,000 2012 Case IH 8120 combine, 405 hours. #708069...................................... $287,000 2012 Case IH 8230 combine, 235 hours. #708062...................................... $335,000 2013 Case IH 8230 combine, 220 hours. #708072...................................... $329,000

2003 Honey Bee SP36 header. #700782......... . .................................................... $28,000 2011 Case IH RB564 round baler. 7790 bales. #708058........................................ $30,000 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill. #703973.$44,000 2007 Case IH ATX700 air drill. #700783.......... . .................................................. $140,000 John Deere 9450 drills. #706885........ $13,000 1985 White 2-155 tractor, 7621 hours. #703975........................................ $16,900 2012 Case IH Maxxum 125 tractor, 375 hours. #700772........................................ $83,000

2010 Case IH Maxxum 125 tractor, 1461 hours. #708057............................. $87,000 2012 Case IH Maxxum 140 tractor, 168 hours. #708059...................................... $106,500 2010 Case IH Puma 165 CVX tractor, 1165 hours. #700773........................... $117,000 2002 Case IH MX220 tractor, 2929 hours. #700779........................................ $87,000 2006 Case IH MX305 tractor, 2415 hours. #708064...................................... $154,000 2005 Case IH JX85 tractor, 1600 hours. #708068........................................ $38,000

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TRACTORS 100 hp to 174 hp

TRACTORS 175 hp or Greater

1975 John Deere 4230 7561 hours. #706847....................................$16,000

1973 John Deere 4430 9349 hours. #500727....................................$19,900

2010 John Deere 9630 1345 hours. #708044..................................$260,000

Case IH MXM175 3881 hours. #706867..... . ................................................$72,500

2004 New Holland TVT145 3662 hours. #703853....................................$74,900

2002 New Holland TL95E 1868 hours. #708029....................................$39,500 2010 Case IH Steiger 485 497 hours. #707727..................................$239,789

2010 Challenger MT765C 635 hours. #703935..................................$216,000

2007 Case IH Puma 115 3102 hours. #707943....................................$88,000

2006 New Holland TV145 4026 hours. #700671....................................$76,800

2008 New Holland T6020 1146 hours. #707970....................................$62,000

1997 New Holland T9030 6429 hours. #500647....................................$37,900

2011 Case IH Magnum 210 468 hours. #708017..................................$139,000

2003 New Holland TV140 5347 hours. #700688....................................$69,000

TRACTORS 40 hp to 99 hp

John Deere 3020 #706817..............$8700

1978 Versatile 875 6325 hours. #708047... . ................................................$17,000

1962 John Deere 4010 (1960-1963). #707966.......................................$6500

1980 J I Case 4690 6500 hours. #700757.. . ...................................................$9650 2010 Case IH Magnum 335 2120 hours. #703760..................................$199,900

1997 Case IH 9390 5710 hours. #700711.. 1996 Case IH 9380 6150 hours. #703908.. . ................................................$98,950 . ................................................$92,000

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International effort to transform future farming

A Montana State University professor has been tapped to join a $12 million international research effort to give farmers the ability to boost productivity while using less fossil fueldependent industrial fertilizer, which has undergone dramatic price increases in recent years. John Peters, MSU professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of MSU’s Astrobiology and Life in Extreme Environments Program, will join one of four projects looking to transform future farming. Along with four investigators from other universities in the U.S. and two from British institutions, Peters will be part of a search for ways to promote beneficial relationships between plants and bacteria that will result in reducing the amount of fertilizers used on crops. “This is a novel approach to promoting relationships between plants and bacteria that promises to make a number of fundamental scientific advances with the potential to make gamechanging advances in agriculture,” said Peters. “We are intent on designing a symbiosis between plant and microorganism in which the plant would provide the carbon source needed to feed the bacteria and the bacteria would turn nitrogen into an available form such as ammonium. It would be a process that doesn’t require an energy intensive industrial product.” The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.K.’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) made the $12 million in awards following an ‘Ideas Lab’ that focused on developing new approaches for dealing with the challenges of nitrogen in the growing global food demand. NSF solely awarded one of the four projects, while joint U.S.-United Kingdom funding was awarded to the other three. The four projects include: an effort to use synthetic biology to create new useful components for plants; a search for a bacterium with significant beneficial functions; work to promote beneficial relationships between plants and microbes; and an effort to mimic strategies employed by blue-green algae. Plants need nitrogen to grow, and by 2015 more than 190 million tons of it will be needed to supply the world’s food. Most farms rely on great quantities of industrially produced nitrogen-rich fertilizer to ensure crop yields but doing so comes with trade-offs. continued on page c11

AIR SEEDERS AND DRILLS 1996 Case IH ATX700 #703845... . ................................$132,500

John Deere 9400 #706873.$9800

Flexi-Coil 5000 #700650.$42,500

2008 Case IH ATX700 #703871... 1999 Flexi-Coil 5000 #707963..... . ................................$149,500 . ..................................$87,500

2008 Case IH ATX700 #703911... . ................................$163,500

2011 Case IH 700 Flex Hoe. #703938....................$189,900

Case IH ATX700 #700731............ . ................................$149,987 Concord 3000 #706795..$18,000

John Deere 9350 #707992.$5500

2006 New Holland SD440 air drill #706764.............$105,300

1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 air cart. #708037......................$37,500

1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 #703926..... John Deere 9400 #708046.......... 2007 New Holland SD550 air . ..................................$72,900 . ..................................$10,500 drill. #707847.............$153,900

2010 Case IH 800 Precision Hoe. #707972....................$125,000

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406-453-1453

Lewistown/Denton, Montana

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Havre, Montana

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Billings, Montana

406-252-8614

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International effort to transform future farming continued from page c10

The production of fertilizers is costly and uses vast amounts of fossil fuel. In some cases, the application of fertilizer can lead to environmental problems, such as degraded soil and runoff that can pollute fresh waters and coastal zones. As a result, crops need an alternative from which they can gather needed nitrogen. Certain plants have developed close symbiotic relationships with bacteria that are typically held in root nodules where they convert the nitrogen gas found abundantly in the air into ammonia that plants need for growth. In addition to Peters, a graduate student and a post-doctoral researcher at MSU, groups at the University of Wisconsin, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation and England’s John Innes Centre will focus on genetically altering a nitrogen-fixing bacteria and a simple grass species, which is similar to more complex cereals such as corn, to ensure a lock-and-key interaction between plant and microbe. The process should maximize nitrogen fixation by the bacteria and the amount of usable nitrogen delivered to the plant. “This research could … increase crop yields for resourcepoor farmers and decrease the use and environmental impact of industrial fertilizers by wealthier farmers,” said Philip Poole, a microbiologist at the John Innes Centre, which conducts research and training in plant and microbial science. Once the researchers have perfected the technique on simple grass, they hope to develop effective interactions between plants in the corn family and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. The project will bring about $1 million in research expenditures to MSU over five years, Peters said. His team will be working closely with researchers in the lab of Chris Voigt, an associate professor of biological engineering at MIT. “It’s a great project for MSU,” Peters said. “My lab has had a long history in doing multi-institutional projects, and I’ve always found they are great opportunities for students here at MSU to be involved directly in collaborating with investigators at these other programs.” Rebecca Mahurin, director of the MSU Technology Transfer Office, said MSU’s involvement in an international research effort to explore the science at the root of future farming technologies is the land-grant university mission in action.

Coating may help protect homes

By Marcia Wood, Agricultural Research Service Quickly spraying a home with a temporary fire-retardant coating may prevent it from being destroyed by a forest or brushland wildfire. An experimental gel that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant physiologist Gregory M. Glenn and his colleagues in Albany, California, have developed might offer better, more affordable protection than other fire-retardant gels. The experimental gel is made of sodium bentonite clay, corn starch and water. Preliminary tests suggest that a quarter-inch layer of the gel may protect wood-based home siding for up to 30 minutes. Depending upon the circumstances, that timeframe might be long enough to save a house. In a best-case scenario, all that a homeowner might need to do after the fire is to wash the coating off the house, according to Glenn. He works for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency. In preliminary research, documented in a 2012 article in Fire Safety Journal, Glenn and his coinvestigators cut planks of residential wood-based siding into squares measuring about 7 by 7 inches by 3/8-inch thick, then coated all but the “control” squares with either the experimental gel, a commercial gel, or other formulations. In several of the tests that followed, the experimental clayand-starch gel outperformed the other coatings. “Drying tests,” for example, showed that the gel kept its moisture longer, which is an important quality in a fire retardant. In “burn tests,” siding coated with the research gel took longer to reach 392 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which wood-based siding may begin to burn and char. Other tests, in which the squares were positioned upright, demonstrated that the gel was less prone to sliding, technically known as “slumping,” toward the bottom of the squares. The starch helped the coating to stay in place and, in so doing, to shield the siding. 

In all, the California studies provide a foundation for more extensive tests of the promising, all-natural coating. Although neither sodium bentonite clay nor starch are new to firefighting, the idea of combining these materials to form a fire-retardant coating is apparently a “first,” as is the California team’s detailed analysis of the coating’s effectiveness.

##### A man was admitted to a hospital in 2006 for an exploratory abdominal surgery. An anesthesiologist gave the man paralyzing drugs to prevent his muscles from twitching during surgery, but did not administer general anesthesia until sixteen minutes after the first incision was made. The patient felt excruciating pain but was completely unable to move or communicate with doctors.

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New PJ Buggy Hauler 20-ft. x 5” channel, (2) 5200# axles, straight deck with 5-ft. slide in ramps, spare tire mount, 16” O.C. crossmembers, drive-over fenders. Retails for $4433 Now................................................................. $3999

New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7000# axles, bull package, solid divider gate, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $10,652. Will sell for...................... $9399 New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7000# axles, bull package, spare tire, mats, 2 center dividers with one slider. Charcoal gray. Retail $12,379. Now............................. $10,949 New Circle D 16-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 6000# axles, mats, spare tire. White. Retail $9799. Now.................................... $8599 New Circle D 6-ft. 8” x 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 7000# axles, bull package, center slider, mats, spare tire. Charcoal. Retail $10,752. Will sell for...................... $9499

Used 2004 PJ 30-ft. tandem dual gooseneck, (2) 10,000 lb. axles with electric brakes, 2 flip over ramps with center pop-ups, chain tray, spare tire, good condition................................................. $6900 Used Like New 2012 PJ 60”x8’ utility trailers. 2 in stock. Sells New for $1449 Now................................................................. $1200

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Most rural Nebraskans support spending on public services By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR

Most rural Nebraskans support continued or even increased spending on a variety of public services ranging from public broadcasting to roads, education and safety, according to the 2013 Nebraska Rural Poll. The 18th annual University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) poll was sent to 6,320 households in Nebraska’s 84 nonmetropolitan counties in March and April. Results are based on 2,317 responses. Among the issues this year’s poll explored were rural Nebraskans’ opinions about spending on various major public services. It found that most rural Nebraskans would like to see no change in the level of spending for the following public services: public safety (police, fire, etc.), 69 percent; hospitals and health care, 64 percent; natural resources, parks and recreation, 63 percent; corrections and rehabilitation, 61 percent; housing and community development, 61 percent; workforce training, 60 percent; public broadcasting services, 59 percent; roads and bridges, 56 percent; and medical assistance to the poor, 53 percent. The only public service for which a majority of respondents – 51 percent -- supported less public spending was unemployment compensation. Thirty-eight percent of rural Nebraskans supported increased spending on roads and bridges, and 35 percent supported more spending for education. No other public service garnered more than 21 percent support for an increase in public spending. The poll did not ask Nebraskans to make choices about which public services they would choose to fund over others, noted Eric Thompson, director of UNL’s Bureau of Business Research and a member of the Rural Poll team. Still, the poll’s findings could be interpreted as belying rural Nebraskans’ reputation for being stingy with public funding, he added. As for the one category for which a majority supported less public spending – unemployment compensation – that could be interpreted as a desire there was less need for it, Thompson said. Another interpretation could be that the issue doesn’t resonate

much in Nebraska, as a historically lowunemployment state. Many of the demographic differences in answers were logical, Thompson said. For example, the 19-29 age group was more likely than those 65 and up to support more spending for education – 47 percent to 21 percent. People with jobs in agriculture were more likely to support more spending on roads and bridges than other demographic groups. Overall, 94 percent of respondents supported the same level or more spending for roads and bridges, the largest total in the survey. And, indeed, that’s now occurring, thanks to legislation passed by the Nebraska Legislature “See, democracy works,” Thompson said. Younger respondents also were more likely than older ones to prefer less spending on unemployment compensation – 66 percent compared to 42 percent – and more likely to say no public funds at all should be used for medical assistance to the poor. About 32 percent of those in the 19-29 group felt that way, compared to 12 percent of those 65 and older. “For the young, healthy, and employed, it can be difficult to find support for such public spending. A lifetime of experiences may eventually sway how they feel,” said Brad Lubben, UNL public policy specialist. The poll also asked respondents to imagine the state is rethinking how to fund certain major public expenditures. Fortytwo percent supported funding primary and secondary education with property taxes, one-third supported funding it with sales tax and 27 percent supported using income taxes. Thirty-five percent said user fees – tuition in this case -- should be used to fund higher education, with about 20 percent saying no public funds should be used for higher ed. The funding question addressed major spending categories including education, public safety, roads and bridges, and medical assistance to the poor. While multiple responses were allowed, most respondents checked just one choice for funding sources for each category. The resulting mix of funding sources is reflective of the current mix of funding for public services in Nebraska. “As the state considers potential tax reform, the funding sources, the spending priorities, and the matchup of sources to uses will be a complex equation to solve,” Lubben added. The Rural Poll is the largest annual poll of rural Nebraskans’ perceptions on quality of life and policy issues. This year’s response rate was about 37 percent. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percent. Complete results are available online at http://ruralpoll.unl.edu. The university’s Center for Applied Rural Innovation conducts the poll in cooperation with the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute with funding from UNL Extension and the Agricultural Research Division in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Spiders found around homes and buildings

By Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture When my twins are concerned about seeing a spider, I explain that many of them are actually beneficial. We do not want to handle it, but we do not have to be afraid of it. There are two spiders that we need to learn to identify due to their venom that is very toxic or harmful to humans. Dr. Lee Townsend and Dr. Mike Potter, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists, describe several common spiders. Spiders feed mostly on small insects and other arthropods. Some trap their prey in webs or snares. Others are active hunters that use excellent vision to ambush their food. Virtually all spiders have poison glands that connect with the fangs. Venom produced by the glands apparently is used in defense and to kill or paralyze prey. Only a few species, such as the black widow and brown recluse, have venom that is very toxic to humans. Most species do not attempt to bite. Many have fangs that are not capable of piercing the skin. However, some will bite with results similar to a wasp or bee sting. There is the chance that a person can have an allergic reaction to the venom. Most spiders found in homes and buildings are accidental invaders that have entered around doors, windows, or other openings. Common spiders are wolf or ground spiders. Most are dark brown. Wolf spiders actively hunt prey and do not use snares or webs. They inhabit grassy or leaf-covered areas and may be active during the day or at night. The female carries an egg sac on her rear end. Wolf spiders look fierce and their rapid movements make them seem aggressive. They have strong fangs and could bite if disturbed or pinched. Wolf spiders do not persist indoors but are common accidental invaders. Funnel web spiders (Agelenidae) or grass spiders resemble wolf spiders but have a pair of long, distinctive silk spinning tubes at the rear of the abdomen. They build a horizontal, sheet like web that has a funnel shaped retreat. These webs are most obvious when covered with morning dew. The spiders live in shrubbery, grass, under rocks, or in debris and seldom come indoors. continued on page c14

##### Australia’s Eastern Brown snake is one of the world’s most deadly. Even baby Brown snakes have enough venom to kill a human.

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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

Spiders found around homes and buildings continued from page c13

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Jumping spiders (Salticidae) have a distinctive body shape and short, strong front legs; many are brightly colored or iridescent. Two very large eyes on the front of the head give them the best vision of all spiders. They slowly stalk their prey and make a sudden pounce from a short distance. Salticids occasionally wander indoors and may overwinter there. Crab spiders (Thomisidae) have two long front pairs of legs. They wait in ambush for insect prey on plants, flowers, tree trunks, or soil litter. They rarely enter buildings and do not persist indoors. One of Kentucky’s largest spiders is an orb weaver (Araneidae) called the black and yellow Argiope, Argiope auranti. Argiope spiders are also called writing spiders because of the bold zigzag pattern that they build into their web. This spider can be almost 3 inches long from leg tip to leg tip. Argiope spiders are very common in backyard gardens. Although they are large and intimidating, their bite is only dangerous to people who experience severe allergic reactions to insect and spider bites. The brown recluse, Loxosceles reclusa, is the only member of the brown spider family (Loxoscelidae) that lives in Kentucky. Coloration ranges from tan to dark brown, and the abdomen and legs are uniformly colored. The legs are long and thin and lack conspicuous spines. A distinguishing feature is the dark violin-shaped mark on its back, with the neck of the violin pointing toward the rear or abdomen of the spider. This feature is consistent in adult brown recluses, but sometimes less obvious in younger spiders. Although bites are rare from the brown recluse, the venom can cause serious wounds. It is associated with tissue destruction and may require surgical treatment. The brown recluse makes a web that appears messy and dense, usually close to the ground or floor preferably in dark secluded areas. Brown recluse are common indoors, and can live all year long in homes, barns, sheds, warehouses, and greenhouses. They are found in protected outdoor areas as well. Brown recluses tend to hide during the day and hunt for insects at night. Black widow spiders belong to the cobweb spider family (Theridiidae), and spin loosely organized trap webs. The female is about one-half inch long, is shiny black, and usually has a red hourglass mark on the underside of the abdomen. The webs are found mostly under objects such as rocks and ground trash or under an overhanging embankment. They are not as common in homes as the brown recluse. When found in homes, they are usually under appliances or heavy furniture and not out in the open like other cobweb spiders. Black widow spiders are timid, however, and will only bite in response to being injured. Black widow venom is a nerve toxin and its effects are rapid. Victims should seek medical attention promptly. Information about managing spiders is available at the University of Kentucky website http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/ welcome.html, or through the Daviess County Extension Service Office at 270-685-8480. ##### Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Holland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that this cheese used goat’s milk. Then she showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing. “These”, she explained, “are the older goats, put out to pasture when they no longer produce.” Curious, she asked the group, “What do you do in America with your old goats?” One spry old gentleman answered, “They send us on bus tours!” ##### In 1014, the original London Bridge was destroyed by Saxons, who rowed warships up the river Thames, attached cables to the bridge, and pulled it down as they rowed away. It took awhile. They started pulling in 1012. ##### Army ants attack cows and horses by swarming up their legs and attacking the soft tissue of the eyes and nose. If assaulted while penned, these animals can become so hysterical they will beat themselves to death trying to escape. ##### 75 percent of American women think they are fat, perhaps owing to the fact that Amerian actresses and models are thinner than 95 percent of the female population.


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1500 miles on this gorgeous 2013 Ford F150 King Ranch with EcoBoost.

2008 Ford F150 XLT supercrew, 4x4. 2013 Ford Edge Limited loaded, and lightly used.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Versatile 875 new transmission. Krause 35-ft. disk. John Deere 4230 powershift, loader and grapple. 40-ft. aluminum grain trailer with new brakes. Phone 406-855-4596, Mike Hammond, Huntley, MT

• Bridge Beams - Steel, Timber • • Treated Timber Decking • • Concrete Eco Blocks • Call Mark at Bauer & Buck Construction (406) 880-5473 1 Only 34-ft. all steel bridge, including deck and railings.....................................$8750

The animals got pretty warm at the Marias Fair in Shelby in late July so Chance Peterson, Pondera County 4-H’er uses a spray bottle of water to cool down Pixie, his pig. Chance had several animals at the fair and placed well with them. He received a 2nd in Beef Breeding Project Interview, 1st in Heifer Over 1 and Under 2, 1st in Swine Project Interview, 1st in Pre-Junior Swine Showmanship and 1st in Market Hog 210-280 lbs. Photo courtesy of Denae Peterson, Valier.

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By NDSU Extension Service The 40th annual Harvest Bowl program in North Dakota and several counties in at North Dakota State University (NDSU) Minnesota. will be held November 8 and 9. An agribusiness award recipient is chosen Highlights of the event include a Harannually. This award recognizes individuals vest Bowl dinner and awards program on who have distinguished themselves in the November 8 at the Fargo Ramada Plaza field of agriculture and business in North and Suites and the Harvest Bowl football Dakota and beyond. Richard Frohberg, a game between NDSU and Illinois State on former NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder November 9. Also on November 9, as part of who is known internationally for his work, Harvest Bowl, honorees will participate in will receive the 2013 award. educational sessions on the NDSU campus. Frohberg was the principal investigator As the state’s land-grant university, of NDSU’s hard red spring wheat breeding NDSU plays a major role in contributing program from 1966 until his retirement in knowledge through research, academic pro2002. During his tenure, 25 varieties of grams and the Extension Service. More than wheat were released and he also contributed 2,500 agriculturists have been recognized to the development of nine varieties after and more than $125,000 in scholarships his retirement. have been awarded to NDSU student athFor tickets and information on Harvest letes who are studying agriculture, business Bowl activities, visit the NDSU Alumni or premed and come from an agricultural Association website at http://www.ndsuabackground. lumni.com/, call the NDSU alumni office The NDSU Harvest Bowl program recogtoll-free at (800) 279-8971 or locally at nizes the success, dedication and hard work (701) 231-6800, or email marilyn@ndsuaof outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties lumni.com.

Livestock Loss Board gets $170,000 grant for wolf projects and damage claims 10” x 70-ft. & 10” x 80-ft. SA augers in stock!

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The Montana Livestock Loss Board has received a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services to fund non-lethal projects to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts and help pay verified wolf damage claims. “This grant will help ensure that our state is effectively managing wolves through science-based management while reimbursing livestock producers for losses,” said Governor Steve Bullock. “It also enables the Livestock Loss Board to fulfill its mission by addressing mitigation.” George Edwards, program manager for the LLB, received confirmation of the grant last week. “It’s good news for the program, and really good news for livestock producers who are struggling with the realities of having wolves back on the landscape,” Edwards said. The funding comes from the USF&WS’s Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program, and is intended to “assist livestock producers in undertaking proac-

tive, non-lethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss from predation by wolves” and compensate producers for livestock losses caused by wolves. Edwards said $100,000 of the funding must be spent on non-lethal management projects and will require a 50 percent costshare. “We’ve never had money for prevention projects, so we’re pretty excited,” he said. The board will develop guidelines for a prevention project grant program at its next meeting. “It won’t take us long to get a grant program up and running, and I’d anticipate a high level of interest,” Edwards said. The remainder of the grant, $70,000, will used for verified wolf damage claims. Montana was one of 10 states and one tribal nation to receive funding from the program. Created in 2007, the Livestock Loss Board has paid out $581,271 in verified wolf damage claims.


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John Deere BD1113 13-ft., 7.5” spacing, seeder. #C015356.........................................$17,000 (R)

John Deere 970 24-ft. roller harrow. #C014530........ . ........................................................$26,500 (R) International 770 plow. #C013732............$4500 (K) Dunham Lehr 26-ft. roller harrow. #Consignment..... . .......................................Call John in Kalispell

John Deere 3600 8-bottom plow. Extra nice. #C017005.........................................$12,500 (R) John Deere 970 24-ft. roller harrow. #C014453........ . ........................................................$26,500 (M)

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

John Deere 950 12-ft. roller harrow. #C009140........ . ...........................................................$4900 (K)

John Deere BW 18-ft. disk. #C011298.....$5900 (K) Harrell 3-bottom switch plow. #C015910...$4000 (M)

John Deere 630 29-ft. tandem disk, harrows. #C014575.........................................$24,500 (M)

John Deere 210 14-ft. tandem disk. Extra nice. #C015511............................................$5750 (M) Ford 3-pt. plow. #50202991.............. Make Offer (K)

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

John Deere 714 8-ft. mulch tiller, harrows. #C006033............................................$7900 (K)

John Deere 455 30-ft. 7.5” spacing. #C014711........ . ........................................................$26,500 (K) John Deere 930 15-ft. 3-pt. roller harrow. #C003411 . .................................................. Make Offer (R)

John Deere 3100 plow. #C003977... Make Offer (K)

Frontier 3-pt. 2 bottom plow. #C009371....$1100 (K)

John Deere 230 26-ft. disk. #C015821.....$7900 (M) John Deere 455 25-ft. drill, 7.5” spacing. #C017326. . ........................................................$26,500 (K)

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

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

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

TRACTORS UNDER 100 HP

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

John Deere 450 13-ft., 7.5” spacing. #C014983....... . ...........................................................$8950 (M)

John Deere 7320, 741 loader. #C014710................. . ........................................................$79,500 (M) John Deere 4430, loader, no 3-pt. #C015016........... . ........................................................$24,000 (K) John Deere 4430, loader. #C014705.....$23,900 (K) International 1066 ($13,775 in repairs) #C005422.. . ........................................................$15,000 (K)

John Deere 5603, loader. #C015983.....$49,500 (M) John Deere 4010, loader. #C006721........$9500 (K) John Deere 4010, loader, no 3-pt. #C013039........... . ...........................................................$9500 (K) John Deere 4010 #C015954....................$4900 (M) John Deere 3150, loader. #C016437.....$19,000 (R) John Deere 3010D #C003091..................$8500 (R) John Deere 2750, loader. #C016978.....$19,000 (K) John Deere 2030, loader. #C010988.....$15,000 (K) John Deere A #C015580..........................$4500 (M) John Deere B #C008716..........................$2500 (K) Kubota LVM7040, cab, loader, 290 hours. #C016646.........................................$39,000 (M) International 806 #C016474....................$4750 (M) Ford 601 #C016436..................................$2650 (M) Ferguson TD-30 #C016664......................$3900 (K)

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TILLAGE

John Deere 220 22-ft. disk. #C010016.....$2950 (R) John Deere 930 3-pt. 15-ft. roller harrow. #C014205 . ...........................................................$2500 (M) Ford 3-pt. 10-ft. cultivator. #C012449........$1250 (M) Lindsey 35-ft. harrow. #C016136..............$1200 (K) Frontier 8-ft. disk. #C016748....................$4000 (M) John Deere 1600 12-ft. chisel plow. #C017004........ . ...........................................................$4900 (M)

DRILLS

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

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John Deere 7630, duals. #C016928 Coming In Soon, Call Stan in Ronan...............$98,500 (R)

John Deere 7320, 741 loader. #C014708................. . ........................................................$79,500 (R)


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##### I’ve shaken a lot of hands over the years, but the most powerful handclasp I’ve ever experienced in my life took place a few days ago when Avery Elizabeth McGraw, my new granddaughter, wrapped her hand around my little finger.

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How to reduce in-home water consumption

By Lou Mueller, Utah State University Extension associate professor Because moisture is in short supply this year, it is important to make every drop count. Consider these tips to help save water in your home every day. • Stop leaks. One leaking tap or faucet, dripping just one drip per minute, results in a water loss of nearly 3 gallons a month, or 34 gallons a year. Add a second leak, and a third and that number climbs significantly. Monitor your water bill. A spike may indicate leaking water somewhere in your system. • Go with low-flow. Install low-flow fixtures like faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads. If you bathe, put the stopper in the drain, then adjust the hot and cold taps to control the water temperature in the tub. The California Energy Commission estimates consumers will use an average of 30-50 gallons for the average bath, 30 gallons for a four-minute shower, and 10 gallons for the same shower with a low-flow showerhead. • Catch wasted water. Use a rectangular plastic washbasin in your sink to catch water while washing hands and rinsing vegetables. Recycle this water on lawns or flowerbeds. • Turn it off. Turn off running water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Take quick showers—get wet, turn off the water to wash your hair and lather up, then rinse. If you prefer a bath, keep water levels low. When washing your hands, get wet and turn off the water; then lather well for 20 seconds and rinse. • Think ahead. Thawing frozen foods under running water is both wasteful and unsafe. Take time to thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator for water savings and food safety. • Use ice cubes. A lot of water is wasted letting the tap run till the water gets cold. Instead, cool your water with ice cubes or keep a covered jug of water in the refrigerator. An open jug makes the compressor work harder to remove moisture, and uncovered water can pick up unwanted flavors. • Wash full loads. Run the dishwasher only when full. If you rinse each dish first, consider using the dishwasher’s rinse cycle. An estimated 12 gallons of water runs down the drain while rinsing dishes, as opposed to 1 gallon in the rinse cycle. If you wash dishes by hand, use plastic tubs. Fill one with hot soapy water and one with clear rinse water. When the rinse water gets cloudy, dump it on the lawn or garden and refill to avoid waste. Also wash full laundry loads. If your washer adjusts water levels, reduce water levels for smaller loads. Use the same bath towel all week to save on extra loads. • Purchase “WaterSense” and “Energy Star” products. Larger investments, like water-efficient toilets and water heaters, pay off over time in cost savings on water bills. For example, energy efficient toilets use 20 percent less water to flush due to high pressure—that’s 20 percent off your water bill. Even small steps toward water conservation in the home can have big results. If you’re not saving water already, get started now and make every drop count! Hydraulic Motors TRW/Ross Tyrone Char-Lynn All Sizes in Stock Hydrostatic Exchange Hydrostatic Rebuilds

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##### “One Thanksgiving when I was home from college, my father made an ignorant remark about gay men,” said Kate. “Before I knew it, I blurted out that I was gay. There was silence around the table.” The next day, Kate’s grandfather took her out for breakfast at a local diner. “At breakfast, he said, ‘Katie, I may not understand everything in this world, but I know God does. I know God wants us to live our lives and be happy, because we are all His children. It doesn’t matter how you choose to live your life, as long as you are doing God’s will.’ He never mentioned my being gay, but I knew he was telling me that he loved and accepted me. His faith was big enough that he was willing to leave the judgement to God, and take me as I am.”


Small grains highlights

Montana highlights All wheat production in Montana, at 203.8 million bushels, is up 4 percent from the 2012 crop of 195.6 million bushels, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Region Field Office. All wheat yield was 38.9 bushels per acre, up 4.1 bushels from a year ago. Montana’s 2013 winter wheat production was 81.7 million bushels, 3 percent below last year’s production. Producers seeded 2.0 million acres of winter wheat, down 13 percent from a year ago. Producers harvested 1.90 million acres, down 270,000 acres from 2012. The 2013 winter wheat average yield, at 43.0 bushels per acre, is 4 bushels above last year. Spring wheat production in Montana was 105.5 million bushels, up 10 percent from 2012. The acreage seeded was 2.95 million acres, unchanged from last year’s acreage. Producers harvested 2.85 million acres, down 50,000 acres from the previous year. The average yield was 37.0 bushels per acre, up 4 bushel from the previous year. Montana durum wheat growers seeded 505,000 acres, down 45,000 acres from last year. Producers harvested 490,000 acres, down 55,000 acres from 2012. The average yield was 34.0 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels the previous year. Total production for 2013 was estimated at 16.7 million bushels, up 9 percent from last year’s 15.3 million bushels. In 2013, Montana producers seeded 990,000 acres of barley, up 90,000 acres from 2012. Producers harvested 830,000 acres for grain, up 40,000 acres from last year. The average yield for 2013 is 54.0 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last year. Production was estimated at 44.8 million bushels, up 7 percent from last year. Oat production in Montana was 1.3 million bushels, up 65 percent from last year. Seeded acreage was 50,000 acres, up 5,000 from 2012. Acreage harvested for grain was 23,000 acres, up 5,000 acres from last year. Average yield, at 58.0 bushels per acre, was up 13 bushels from 2012. United States highlights All wheat production totaled 2.13 billion bushels in 2013, down 6 percent from 2012. Grain area totaled 45.2 million acres, down 8 percent from the previous year. The United States yield is estimated at a record high of 47.1 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from the previous year. The levels of production and changes from 2012 by type are winter wheat, 1.53 billion bushels, down 7 percent; other spring wheat, 532 million bushels, down 2 percent, and Durum wheat, 61.5 million bushels, down 26 percent. Oat production is estimated at 66.0 million bushels, up 3 percent from 2012 but the third lowest production on record. Yield is estimated at 64.0 bushels per acre, up 2.7 bushels from the previous year. Harvested area, at 1.03 million acres, is slightly below last year. This is the second lowest acreage harvested for grain on record. Barley production is estimated at 215 million bushels, down 2 percent from 2012. Average yield per acre, at 71.7 bushels, is up 3.8 bushels from the previous year. Producers seeded 3.48 million acres in 2013, down 4 percent from last year. Harvested area, at 3.00 million acres, is down 8 percent from 2012. A full copy of the Small Grains Annual Summary is available online at www.nass.usda.gov

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##### Is it all right to bring a date to the wedding? Not if you are the groom. ##### How many showers is the bride supposed to have. At least one within a week of the wedding.

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

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

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

Excavators

2007 Kobota KX91 mini excavator with hydraulic thumb. 2200 hours.............................$29,500

2006 Komatsu PC400-7 hydraulic excavator, good tracks, Esco quick coupler, 9400 hours.......... ....................................$105,000

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

2005 Cat TH360B telescoping forklift, 7000# capacity, 40-ft. reach, 2800 hours....................$35,000 Set Of Caterpillar Forks for Cat 936 wheel loader. Excellent.....$2900 Vermeer 605F round baler with good belts. Twine.......................$1800

1997 Skytrak 10054 telescoping forklift, 54-ft. reach, 10,000# capacity, good tires, Cummins engine...........................$29,500

SkyTrak 6036 telescoping forklift with 36-ft. reach, 6000# capacity, foam filled tires, Cummins diesel.............................$16,900

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

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1994 Dakota 42-ft. 3 axle belly dump with spring suspension and excellent gates..............$21,000

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1996 Kenworth W900 3406E Cat, retarder, 18 speed, 60” flattop sleeper, pneumatic blower.......... ......................................$18,000

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

1980 Cat 930 wheel loader with cab, heat, 2 3/4 yard bucket..$19,000 Cat D9H crawler, cab, semi “U” ripper, 50% undercarriage.... CALL

WHEEL LOADERS

1995 Cat 9287F wheel loader, cab, 23/4-yd. bucket, 5900 hours......... ......................................$38,500 John Deere 544B wheel loader, cab, heat, 2-yd. bucket. Runs good..............................$17,500

BACKHOE 2006 Komatsu PC200 LC-8 with hydraulic thumb, good undercarriage and 6500 hours. Nice machine.........................$87,000

AM General M923 6x6 with 240-hp. Cummins, Allison automatic, new tires. Extra nice. 3 available. Each..............................$12,500 2007 John Deere 310J 4x4, ExtendA-Hoe, cab, air, 3200 hours.......... ........................................$45,000

1989 Daewoo DH130 hydraulic excavator with 6 cylinder Daewoo engine and 36” digging bucket. Weighs 29,000#............$19,500

1986 AM General M923 6x6 tractor with Cummins engine, Allison automatic, front winch, super single tires.....................$11,000

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1983 Case 4490 tractor, 18.4x34 duals, 4 hydraulics, acre meter, 4160 hours. New Holland 855 baler, twine/net, Bale Command. Have to see to believe, it is good. 1985 Case 580 Super E backhoe loader. Good machine. Call Bob Willems (406) 632-5546, Harlowton, Montana

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Prairie Fare: Try proteinrich quinoa on your menu

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service While at a nutrition conference, I tasted a delicious salad made with a grainlike food called quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) mixed with fresh vegetables. I decided to make a similar salad at home. Making the recipe, however, required a bit of a scavenger hunt at the grocery store, and the ingredients became a conversation piece. “Where do you suppose I’d find the quinoa?” I asked my husband as we meandered around a grocery store on our weekly grocery shopping mission. I was in the aisle where they sell rice, couscous and other grain products. I didn’t find any quinoa. “I’ll see if I can find it,” he said with determination. I think he was relieved I didn’t give him a coupon to find a specific brand of food, as I often do. I proceeded to look for canned chickpeas, another ingredient in my recipe. Usually I find chickpeas with the canned beans because they also are known as “garbanzo beans.” I couldn’t find them, either. Technically, chickpeas are “pulses,” along with split peas and lentils. Chickpeas can be used interchangeably with canned beans in recipes. These fiber-rich foods are blended with tahini (a sesame seed paste) and other ingredients to make a delicious Mediterranean dip known as hummus. I finally located cans of chickpeas in the Mexican food aisle because many Mexican-style recipes include chickpeas. I continued to look for the quinoa and my husband, who had vanished from view. Had he given up and retreated to our air-conditioned vehicle? I glanced up when I saw a man waving at me from a distant aisle. Yes, it was my husband. He had located the quinoa in the organic food section. I found several brands of quinoa. As I set all of my groceries on the conveyor belt, the customer in front of me noted the quinoa. “How do you cook that, anyway?” he asked. I quickly described the process and the final product for him. Later that afternoon, while preparing to cook quinoa at home, my younger daughter studied the bag. She asked me how to pronounce quinoa. After hearing the pronunciation, she thought the name sounded like some sort of martial art. She began squawking “quinoa” like a parrot and doing karate moves around the kitchen. I need to bring more novel foods into the house, I thought to myself. She definitely will remember how to pronounce it, though. Quinoa is a type of seed similar to millet and a botanical cousin of spinach and tumbleweed. Often called the “mother grain,” quinoa has been used for food for at least 5,000 years. It especially was valued by the Incas of South America. Quinoa is gluten-free and high in fiber and high-quality protein. Quinoa also provides vitamins and minerals, including iron and magnesium. Quinoa naturally has a bitter coating called saponin, which requires a processing step at the manufacturer or a soaking process at home. Saponin is a soaplike compound that can have laxative effects if it is not removed properly. In nature, the bitter compound detracts birds and insects from eating it during cultivation. Most packaged quinoa has been processed to remove the saponin compound, so it only requires a simple rinsing step in a fine-meshed strainer. If the coating has not been removed, the directions might recommend that you measure quinoa into a container of water and rub it in your palms to scour off the bitter coating. On the menu, quinoa can be used as a substitute for rice or couscous (a granular pastalike product made from durum wheat). Because we had ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and parsley waiting to be picked from our backyard garden, my daughters and I harvested our vegetables and used them to make a Mediterranean-style salad called tabbouleh. This salad typically is made with bulgur, which is a grain product. Tabbouleh is particularly popular in the Middle East. My family pronounced this salad “refreshing and light.” I also thought it was colorful and nutritious. Tabbouleh Salad (with quinoa) 3 c. cooked quinoa (1 c. dry quinoa makes 3 c. cooked) 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons) 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/4 c. chopped parsley 1/2 tsp. minced garlic (if desired) 1/4 tsp. salt Black pepper (freshly ground if available) to taste continued on page c22


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